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THJK AKGUB. TUESDAY. AUGUST
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Substance of ths Reports from
KOTES FEOU THE NATIONAL HUB.
T1clrinf-ham anil Hi Tin-Pint Enter
prise A lie ply to Koter' Letter The
Religion Kints in ChlDa tennn Office
School Statistics Fred Douelaits Ex
plain 111 Kmignation A Haudred
Great Uam Contracted for Silver
Takes a Little Tumble.
Vashixgtok, Aug. 1L The August re
turn to the Htatistician of the department
of agriculture make the condition of corn
110.8; ppriDg wheat, 85.5; spring rye, SO.r.;
oats, t-0.5; barley, 93.8; buckwheat, .(;
potatoes, SH.V. 5; tobacco, SS.5; bay, 90.9.
Corn baa fallen oft 2 points during the
month, the decline being almost entirely
in the states of the Ohio valley and the
northwest. The decline was due to dry
weather, approaching drought in portions
of Indiana and Illinois, and low tempera
ture in all sectious of the non surplus dis
tricts. A Crave Danger Suggested.
There was sufficient rainfall in Kansas
and Nebraska, with some local excesses,
and the month was fairly favorable not
withstanding low temperatures. East of
the Allegheny mountains and in the south
conditions were favorable and state aver
ages advanced. The crop continues lute
inmost sections, the result of t be poor
start and absence of hot, forcing weatuer
during July. Unless August should prove
unusually favorable, and the season be a
long one, tlii-re is -crave danger that the
crop mas' n0' mature properly.
Averages in the Principal States.
In the surplus states the averages are:
Ohio, 83: Indiana. Ss; Illinois, SS; Iowa, !K;
Missouri, t7; Kansas, KS; Nebraska, 8:.
The wheat returns relate to spring wheat
only, the average, for t,he whole breadth
advancing somewhat uaring the month.
The improvement is general except in
Washington, where hot winds injured the
prajjiwet in some districts and the state
returns outside of this state and Wiscon
sin closely approach the standard for com
parison. Principal states are: Wiscon
sin, 97; Minnesota; 9; Iowa, 95; Nebraska,
17; North Dakota, 99; South Dakota. 8s;
A Medium Yield of Oats.
Oats have improved two points during
the month, and the figures of conditiou
indicate a medium yield per acre. The
blight whic h ruined the crop last year and
was-feaml aain at the date of the July
report has appeared in but a few isolated
localities. The weather at the close of the
growing season during harvest was gen
erally favorable, and late growth was suf
ficient to largely offset the poor start and
deficient stand. The cool weather which
retarded corn growth in the Ohio and ..,
per Mississippi valleys was favorable to
thft cereal. A great crop of potatoes is
THE DISORDERS IN CHINA.
I'ncle Saui Takes Measures to Protect His
t Citizens Tlie Emperor's Iecree.
Washington, Aug. 11. On account of
the perilous position of Americans iu
China because of the religious riots there,
orders have lieen issued at the navy depart
ment directing the Charleston and Marion
to join the Asiatic station. The Charles
ton will sail from San Francisco to Yoko
hama and the Marion will go direct from
liehring sea to China. The Alert also will
join the Asiatic station as soon as her
duty in Behring sea is completed.
Actions of the Chinese Emperor,
The state department has received a
copy of the imperial uecree issued by the
emperor of China concerning the out
rages on foreign missionaries in that
country which have caused the nnvy de
partment to order two additional vessels
to Chinese waters. The decree, at the re
quest of the council of ministers, instructs
governors to lose no time in devising
means to quell he disorder. All guilty
persons are ordered to be punished by
death, and cli.-::tl lacking in energy
in the prosecution of the guilty or the
protection of forugtiers are to ba de
graded. NEIDRINGHAUS REPLIES TO FOSTER.
lie Says lie (tinirt Obtain Tin-Plate
Worker in 1 his Country.
Washington, Aug. 11. Acting Secre
tary Ncttleton has received a letter from
F. G. Neidringhaus, president the St.
Louis Stamping company, in reply to
Secretary Foster's recent letter in rela
tion to the employment of foreign skilied
labor for the tin-plate industry. Mr. Nei
dringhaus claims that for the successful
operation of ihis new industry in the new
mills of the company it is necessary to
Lave a number of skilled laborers fresh
from the business as it is conducted in
Europe today. The foreign labor needed
will not amount to 10 per cent, of the
whole numler employed. All the com
pany needs is some tin-plate rollers and
other skilled laborers from abroad to run
some patent machinery. It has adver
tised for this sort of help, but cannot ob
tain it iu the home market.
Fred lionla' lteiraatioii.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Kefeiring to his
resignation of the office of minister to
Hayti, Fred Douglass yesterday said: "Yes,
I have resigned my mission to Hayti. One
year ago when I returned tn Washington
took occasiou to inform President Har
rison that I should only spend one more
year in Hayti. I did not resigu because of
any expressed dissatisfaction with my la
bors by the administration. I am getting
old, too old for public labors. 1 am ap
proaching my Ttith year. I desire to put
the past behind me, and enjoy in a quiet
way the few years that remaiu to me,"
One Hundred His; Gun.
Washington, Aug. 11. Acting Secre
tary Grant, of the war department, bag ap
proved the recommendation of the board
of ordnance and fortification, that the
contract for the 100 high power guns
be given to the Bethlehem Iron conipac-,
of South Bethlehem, Pa. The aggregate
amount of mouey involved in the contract
is .r3,5tsj,h73.;i5. There are to be 25 8-inch,
SO 10-iucu aud 25 1'2-incu guns completed
in twelve years.
Census Office Public School Figure.
Washington, Aug. 11. The ce9us
office yesterday issued a bulletin on public
chool matters for the states of Georgia,
Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota,
Khodelalana,fcoutti. Carolina, and Wis
SnftrY iPntlp r a fuabM pupils en-
rolled in the. jm'utfc schools of the states
named and the amount and per capita ex
penditure for each pnpil, as well as the
per "capital of total expenditures. The
numbtrof pupils enrolled in the states
mentioned is as follows: Georgia, 342,49 j;
Illinois, 778,319; Maryland, 1S4.251; Michi
gan, 427,032; Minnesota, 2S1.S50; Missis
sippi, 321.9S7;' Nevada, 7,387; North Da
kota, :3,543: Rhode Island, 52.774: South
Carolina, 114,204; Wisconsin, 350,342.
Piiarro's Remains Removed.
Was iington, Aug. 11. The newspapers
of Lim i, Peru, contain elaborate accounts
of the temoval of the remains of Francisco
Pizarr., who lead the conquest of Peru,
from a vault under the altar of the cathe
dral at Lima to the chapel of the viceroys
in the tame building. The remains were
subjected to a careful examination and
the body was found to be admirably pre
served, although it is 350 years since
The Population of Iowa.
Washington, Aug. 11. The census of
fice yes erday issued a bulletin giving the
comple e population of Iowa by minor
civil divisions to be 1.911,890. an increase
of 2S7,2sl over IS). Of the ninety-nine
counties in the state, twenty-seven show
decreas -s. In the larger number of coun
ties, hcvever, satisfactory increases are
Mrs. Cooke Gets the Money.
Was! ixgtox, Aug. 11. A treasury
draft f r S'.37.35, the salary for April,
May, Ji.ne and Jnly of Mrs. Susan Gale
Cooke as secretary pro tern, of the board
of lady managers of the WorM's fair, was
Moiulaj forwarded to Mrs. Cooke at Chi
cago. Silver Goes Below One Dollar.
Washington, Aug. 11. The treasury
department yesterday purchased 00. )
ounces of silver at from 50.992 to $0,995
per oun -.
THE KEYHOLE WAS LOADED.
A Rail- ay Electrician Puts I'p a Job on
Hap.T?ord, Aug. 11. George A. Wad
dell, of New York was recently employed
as electrician of the H. and W. street rail
way, lie did not get along well with Su
perintendent Shepard. Last week Wad
dell bui t a room about 12 feet square in
the car house and put upd sign to the
effect that it was his laboratory, and the
superintendent was ordered fo keep out
of the room, as well as every one else.
Mr. She;ard had a key to the room.
Lost His Job by His Scheme.
On Sa' urday afternoon Mr. Barrett, of
the Barrett Storage company, heard Wad
dell say to a man that if the superinten
dent tritd to get into his room again he'd
get somt thing he wouldn't like. Mr. Bar
rett male an investigation, and found
that Wa ldell had rigged up au electiic
current ;LrougU the keyhole of the door,
so that as soon as a key was inserted t'e
person h lding it would receive a shock of
500 volts. Waddell was discharged, and
has left the cit v.
FATAL STEAM PIPE EXPLOSION.
Two Negroes Rlown to Atoms and Two
other Men Fatally Hurt.
ST. LMIs, Aug. 11. An explosion of
one of the steam pipes on the steamer
IJlewild occurred Sunday night as the
boat was Hearing St. Genevieve. Sam
Jackson, a colored fireman, and another
negro, also a fireman, were blown to
atoms. Cb tries Adams and Marshall
Carter, deck hands, and John Greliel, a
colored passenger, were seriously injured,
the two former probably fatally. They
were bro ight to the city by the steamer
Crystal C ity and sent to the Marine hos
pital. Tue cause of the explosion is un
known. The Minneapolis Club Is "Out."
Minxe roLis. Aug. 11. The Minneap
olis Base Ball club has been disbanded.
Presiden Haeh released the players yes
terday Morning. Pour business conse
quent up m hard luck is the cause of this
action. Haeh said be could quit even
now, but to continue to the end of the
season w uld mean a loss of f4.(K0 for
him. Th-3 players now lelong to the
Western association for ten days. There
is some h jpe of the club playing the sea
On Chicago Kac-e Tracks.
C'iiicag ), Aug. 11. The winning horses
at Hawt'jorne yesterday were: Powers,
H mile, 1:13'4; Marie K, 1 utile,
Dungarvtn. 1' miles, 2:04: Burnett,
mile. 1:0' ' , Argenta, 1 mile 70 yards,
At Garbeld park: Zeke Hardy, mile,
In. E. Bride. 1 1-1-j miles, 1:53!..;
Doncastei. tuilougs, l:i-9' .; (inn wad,
1 mile, 1:4 "i; Ulster, ,' mile, l:l;4
Didn't Shoot Him in the Right Spot.
Ciiillic itiik, O., Aus;. It. George
Duhlmeyi r got drunk Sunday, aud re
turning h me began beating his wife. Po
licemen Hall aud Von Kennel were called,
aud in attempting to arrest Duhlmeyer
both were shot by him. Hall's injuries
are conided fatal, while Von Kennel is
but slight y hurt. The latter shot Duhl
meytar in t he leg before he could subdue
A Test of the Eight-Hour Law.
OMAHA, Aug. 11. Guy C. Barton, pres
ident of the Omaha and Grant rmelter,
was arrested yesterday charged with vio
lating the eight-hour law. He will be
tried and receive a jail sentence; he will
then apply to the supreme court for a
writ of ha jeas corpus on the ground that
the law i? unconstitutional. This will be
made a tett use.
A Curious Csum for a Strike.
MilforI', Mass., Aug. 11. Yesterday
all the qu airy men working for Darling
Bros., numbering about 100, quit work be
cause several delinquent members of the
union, whi had been suspended for non
payment of dues, were still employed by
the super ntendent, who also, it is al
leged, refused to deduct said dues from
the wages of the delinquents.
Plowed Vp 1 7.O0O.
SaxAxtomo, Tex., Aug. 11. A young
farmer named: Ed wards, while plowing
near Sutherland Springs the other day,
found an ire n pot partially buried in the
ground which was filled' with gold doub
loons, valued at (17,000. There has long
been a tradition in the neighborhood that
Santa Ana buried treasure there on his re
treat after the battle of San Jacinto.
Horrible Crime in Texas.
VlCToniA, Tex., Aug. 1L Miss Mary
Heosoldt w ai found murdered in her room
on the lowert part of Main street, where she
lived alone. She had evidently been out
raged. Sao was a helpless imbecile.
A Gratuitous Insult Offered to
MONUMENT TO A TYRANT'S TOOL.
"The Hangman of Poland," Who Made
Wilna a Slaughter House, To lie Hon
ored and His Victims' People Asked
to "Chip in" British Criticism of
American Schools The Bender Atroci
rities Duplicated at Vienna Seven
London, Aug. 11. A Vienna dispatch
says that the Poles are greatly excited
over the proposed erection of a monu
ment under the auspices of the Russian
government to the memory of Count Mu
ravieff, known as "The Hangman of Po
land." It was by order of MuravietT that
a multitude of Poles were put to death at
Wilna in ISM. He was likened to Ivan
the Terrible in ferocity, and many patri
otic noblemen were his victims. The
proposition is to erect a memorial to him
in Wilna,which witnessed his worst atroc
ities. Endorsed hy the Authorities.
The fact that the present governor gen
eral of Wilna has subscribed to the fund
for that purpose shows that the authori
ties endorse the movement. What is al
most incredible is that pressure is brought
to liear to compel Poles to subscribe to the
scheme for honoring the man who slaugh
tered their countrymen. The Poles gen
erally construe the movement as a national
insult, although it will serve to keep alive
in Poland the sentiment of nationality
aud the mer ories of the heroic past.
Ashamed of His Dad's Doing.
According to a St. Petersburg dispatch
the czar hay caused it to be notified to the
Princess Youneffsky, the morganatic
widow of the late czar, Alexander II, that
she must not visit the imperial family on
terms of intimacy, and that her peculiar
relationship cannot be recognized at court.
The czar himself has no morganatic wife,
and is devoted as a husband to the em
press. He does not like the evidence of
bis father's loose morals to be thrust too
plainly before him, and the women who
were favorites of the late czar have found
themselves hardly more than tolerated by
the present ruler.
AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
An Englishman ajs They Are diving
Way to Parochial Schools.
Lonpon, Aug. 11. The memorandum
on tlieAmer'can public school system pre
sented to parliament by College Inspector
Fitch, though pronounced by those fa
miliar with the subject to be inaccurate
and prejudiced, is hailed with delinht by
the opponents of free education. The re
port declares that the system in vo,;ue in
the I'niled Mates results in irregular at
tendance and is steadily receding in the
public estimation. Professor Fitch de
clares that the public schools are gradu
ally giving way to private and religious
Cites Chicago as an Example.
He cites the case of Chicago, where he
says the children in the public schools are
not quite double the number of those iu
the religious schools, which he considers a
remarkable fact in view of the greater cost
of sending children to the private schools.
The friends of the government's free, or at
least partially free, education proposals
are preparing a strong reply to the mem
orandum. Nobody can imagine where he
got his figures.
DECOYED TO THEIR DEATH.
A ISender Family I nearthed in a Vienna
Viexxa, Aug. 11. A series of horrible
crimes has just been unearthed in this
city. A coupje named Francois aud
Fasalie Schneider, living in an isolated
house in one of the suburbs, were in the
habit of decoying servants to the place
by mtatis of advertisements offering
tLem situations in the county. Hav
ing got their victims to the house they
murdered and robbed them, burying the
bodies in the cellar. The police were put
on the lookout by a servant who had been
assaulted by the Schneiders, but had
been fortunate enough to escape alive.
An investigation followed, and seven
bodies were found buried under the house
occupied by tho murderers. The crimin
als are under arrest.
The Irish Local Government Dill.
LONPOX, Aug. 11. In a speech at Ply
month yesterday Chief Secretary Balfour
outlined the ideas of Irish local govern
ment which the government proposed to
embody in a bill. He repudiated the view
expressed by Morley that it was a small
home rule bill. He argued that local gov
ernment should not be withheld from Ire
land for two reasons the first a stnvi
mental one, because it had already betn
given to England aud Scotland; the sec-,
ond. because it had been repeatedly prom
ised to Ireland.
Well Done .' Miss Anderson.
New OliLEAXs, Aug. 11. A special dis
patch from Galveston says: Jennie An
derson, who lives alone, discovered a ne
gro iu her room about 1 o'clock yesterday
moruing. She seized a revolver, but was
so excited that she accidentally discharged
the weapon aud inflicted a painful, wound
iu her thih. The shot frightened the ne
gro aud he attempted to escape. Miss An
derson, iu s"ite of her wound, followed
him, firing as she ran. One of the shots
proved fatal aud the negro died while
officers were 'akiog him to the hospital.
Blaine Makes a Call on Tracy.
Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. 11. Secretary
Blaine, Mrs. Blaine and Mrs. Damrosch
made a call on Secretary Tracy on the
Dispatch yesterday. They were there
nearly an hour, after which Blaine called
on John K. McLean, of the Cincinnati En
quirer. He remained with McLean a long
Chief Justice Fuller at Chicago.
ClllCAliO, Aug. 11. Chief Justice Fuller
is iathe city. Yesterday he called upon
Judge Gresham, and spent half an hour
with him. Justice F'uller will remain in
Chicago some time before Be returns to
Washington. He has been on a visit to
the Pacific coast. He doesn't seem to have
any presidential boom along. s
Killed by Lichtains; While Asleep.
Hocghtox, Mich., Aug. 1L A terrific
electrical and rain storm Sunday 'did con.
siderable damage at Hancock. Oscar
Harjoja was killed by lightning while
sleeping. L'ghtiinig struck several build
ings at Calumet, but no one was in
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