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TnR Aimi'R: MONDAY. OCTOBER 19, JLS91.
'They Make It Damp in a Dry
Part of Texas.
JUHTIB PLUVIUS UHDEB CONTROL,
Aad Raia to Irar Order, U tbe Ltit
- lavontloa Dyronfnrth'a Ma Boai
Wrd the Heavens and They Reply wllk
' ' sv Copious Shower Worth SBOO,000 to
the Cattle Mea The Water Shakea
at of the Clouds by Explosives In a
Manser That Delight the Experiment
Camp Edward Powers, Tex , Oct. 19.
The government rainmakers are the he
roes of the hour here. The experiment
which wu begun Saturday evening and
nntlnned during the night was entirely
" Successful. At 4 o'clock yesterday morn
t lag rain fell in torrents in the camp and
soaked the men to the skin. Never be-
5 are were men so glad to get a wetting,
'hey yelled and hurrahed and danced
fandangos in the mud. The people of San
Diego and of the surrounding country
are astonished at the result. When they
went to bed at midnight the moon was
ahining in a cloudless sky and there was
ao sign of rain anywhere.
Rain Comes Down in Torrents.
At 4 o'clock they were awakened by the
pattering and pouring of rain on the
roofs, and in a few minutes it came down
In torrents. The rain continued for nearly
i hour, and when- It ceased the pluvio
meter showed that half an inch had fallen.
Telegrams received yesterday from
stations along the line of the Mexican
National railroad state that the rain ex
tended about forty miles to the northeast,
as hundred and eight miles to the west
and thirty miles to the southwest It did
not rain either - to the east or south at a
greater distance than ten or fifteen miles.
Big Profit on the Investment.
The water yesterday morning was stand
ing In pools all over the ranches, and the
oattlemen are delighted. They estimate
that the value of the rain figures at least
' $500,000. It is also worth much to the
ootton growers. As the entire cost of the
experiment was about 12,500 they regard
It as one of the best investments tbey
could possibly have made. The scientific
value of the success cannot be estimated,
of course, bat it will undoubtedly lead to
many more tests of the concussion theory.
Already offers are being made to the rain
makers to go to Mexico and experiment
The Battle with Dry Weather.
The bombardment began early Satur
day evening and until nearly midnight
there was a continonsroar from the dyna
mite and rackarock batteries. The full
moon was sailing across a cloudless sky
and the hundreds of people who had come
to the camp were satisfied that the experi
ment would be a flat failure. Tbey said
that it was a beautiful imitation of a bat
tle but that rain would follow from such
a sky was absurd and impossible. Many
offered to bet baskets of champagne that
no rain would come, and some of the rain
makers toot, up the bets as quickly as
they were offered. The heavy smoke from
the batteries drifted off to the northwest
and the balloons sailed off in that direc
tion before tbey exploded.
' Rapid Increase In Humidity.
The hygrometer showed C3 per cent, of
bnmidity just before the firing began and
at 13 o'clock it showed 95 per cent. The
barometer was high and rising during
the early part of tbe evening, but fell rap
idly about 2 o'clock. At midnight tbe
continuous firing ceased and five-minute
guns took its place. Mr. Ellis, who was
in charge, and George Castler, the aero
naut, sent up the balloons at intervals of
boat forty minutes. Tbey ran to a
height of about half a mile before ex
ploding. At about li:30 a balloon was
aent up. The air at the time was very
atilL The balloon went straight into the
air and then drifted to the northwest,
then came directly south, then went off
east, and at the time it exploded was
- traveling west at a rapid rate.
The Balloon Acted Strangely.
Mr. Rastler, who has been making ascen-
- sions for many years, said that he had
never seen a balloon act in that way and
tbe disturbance In the upper current
must have been tremendous. It was 8
o'clock when the storm first showed above
the horizon to the northwest, the direc
tion in which the wind had been blowing
during the heavy firing. The clouds came
up rapidly and one could see them gather
sise and density as tbey approached Cis
aenith and drifted across the moon. A
mall clond would appear suddenly in a
clear part of the sky and in five minutes
it would spread out enormously. At a
few minutes before o'clock the sky
above was fall of heavy clouds, but not a
drop of rain had fallen.
Bit Right in tbe Wet f pot.
Then a balloon was sent up and exploded
right in the clouds, and tbe mortar bat
ter) began shooting bombs in rapid suc
cession. In two minutes after the balloon
exploded the rain came down, and in three
minutes It was falling in sheets, and little
rivulets were running through the camp.
At sunrise a dry norther came, and in a
short time the storm clouds had been
blown to shreds. Mr. Ellis is highly
pleased at tbe results of the experiments,
and every one here agrees that the storm
was wholly due to the firing.
Official Report or the Fight.
Wabhikgtos, Oct. 19. Official con
firmation of the report of the fatal affray
between sailors belonging tbe United
States and Chilian vessels at Valparaiso
Friday has been received by tbe navy
department from Captain Schley, of the
Baltimore. Captain Schley's dispatch
leaves tbe impression that the tragedy
originated in a street brawl between the
sailors. He says that a boatswain's mate
was killed and six seamen injured, how
seriously he does not tell. Captain Schley
ays that he is investigating the matter.
..Changed Their Religion.
JPABI8. Oct. 19. News of a wholesale
change of religious views comes from Ca
bers. It seems that the bishop of Cabors
refused the celebration of a second mass
In the church of the village of Marat on
Oct. 18, and that in consequence of sack
refusal the people of Murat became alien
ated from Roman Catholicism, and all
embraced Protestantism. .
The ladles Will All Recover.
Bradford, Pa., Oct. 19. All the ladies
made sick by something in their food
while attending the W. C. T. U. conven
tion Friday are out of danger and will re
cover.. The cause of the trouble was the
cooking of some of tbe food in a copper
SPOKE TO THE ECUMENICAL.
TV President Thinks It Well to Treat la
God aad Keep Tone Powder Dry.
Washington, Oct. 19. The proceedings
of the Methodist ecumenical conference
Saturday were enlivened by tbe presence
of President Harrison, Secretary Foster,
Secretary Noble, and Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the British minister. Secretary No
ble was the first introduced, and be made
a brief speech on the importance to the
happiness of the world of tbe work the
clergymen were engaged in. Sir Julian
Pauncefote did not speak, but Secretary
Foster made a short address inviting the
conference to visit the treasury and look
at the government wealth, saying be
knew it would be safe in the presence of
the men assembled in tbe conference.
President Harrison was received stand
ing and heartily applauded when he as
cended tbe platform.
President Harrison on War.
The topic of the day before the confer
ence was "War and Peace," aud the presi
dent made that the subject of his re
marks, declaring in favor of arbitration
of international differences, and and call
ing on Christians to remove one principal
cause of war the disposition to seize ter
ritory and spirit of national aggrandize
ment which does not stop to consider the
rights of others. America wanted peace
with the whole world. - The great Chris
tian sentiment, by inculcating a spirit of
love and forbearance, would make pos
sible the hope of all good men for uni
versal peace, and bring about the adop
tion of arbitration in place of war.
Just as Well To Be Ready.
Said the president: "It would have been
vain to suggest the pulling down of block
houses or family disarmament to the set
tlers on a hostile Indian frontier. Tbey
would have told you rightly that the con
ditions were not yet ripe. And so it may
be and is probably true that a full appli
cation of this principle is not presently
possible, the devil still being unchained.
(Laughter We will still have our gun
foundries, and probably will best promote
tbe settlement of international disputes
by arbitration by having it understood
that if the appeal is to a fiercer tribunal
we shall not be out of the debate." Ap
plause. With a word of thanks for the
kind welcome give" him the president
tben withdrew, and the conference ad
journed for the day.
THE FORGERIES OF HANSEN.
Ihey Amount So Far to 823,000 Some
Milwaukee, Oct. 19 The whereabouts
of Hansen, tbe alleged forger of the name
of George Hiles, are yet unknown. " The
letter he wrote to Hiles wasdated at Rock
f rd, Ills., and that is the last heard of
him. So far paper supposed to have been
forged to the amount of &5.0UO baa been
di-tcovered. E. L. Harmon, of the Cen
tr ilia bank, which holds one of the alleged
fo-ged notes for 1 5.000, brought suit Sat
urday against Hansen and George Hiles
to recover the f. -tee of tbe note.
Believes the Kotea Are Genuine.
A dispatch from Babcock, Wis., says:
"Men who have long known Hansen and
transacted business with him refuse to
believe that there has been a forgery coni
mi ted. Ed Koenius, a holder of a 2,000
note with George Hiles indorsement,said,
'i telieve Mr. Hiles' signature is genuine,
ami I refuse to doubt Mr. Hansen's hon
esty "for a moment. I have known him
inti mately for the last eight years and he
is an honest, upright man. All of Han
sen s workmen who have their earnings
tied np in the affair do not believe there
has been any dishonesty practiced, and
expect his return. Many of them have
been in his employ for years and have
taktn his note only for their pay."
Wants to Tax the Rich.
Madison, Wis , Oct. 19. United States
Railroad Commissioner Taylor has an ar
ticle in the Wisconsin State Journal fa
voring the passage of a law exempting
from taxation homesteads valued at from
$1.00 to i,000. for the benefit of the poor
man. He says it is impossible to secure
honest returns of property, and proposes
to remedy tbe unequal taxation resulting
by granting farther exemptions, so that
the b lrden will fall more heavily on those
who have property in excess of the ex
empt ons, and who are best able to bear
the expenses of government.
Wants to Bet Money on Flower.
New York, Oct. 19 At the Hoffman
House Saturday Thomas Patton, a
wealtliy real estate dealer, bet Jacob Hess
$3,000 to $1,5J0 that Flower would be the
next governor. He also put up $2,000
ajaintt $SOO with an unknown on Flower.
He bet t5,000 even with Frank Untoon
that Campbell would defeat McKinley,
and f."tt) to 400 with Fred Britton on
similar terms. Finally he placed $10,000
in the hands of "Billy" Edward to be
waged on Flower at odds ot 10 to 4.
Wanted, a Woman to Tote.
Chicago, Oct. 19. The election authori
ties having decided that no woman natu
ralized prior to 1870 can vote for school
officers at the coming election. The fol
lowing advertisement, signed by Catha
rine Wi.ugh McCollach, of the Equal Suf
frage association, appeared yesterday:
"Wanted A woman who was naturalized
prior to 1870 and is a citizen of Illinois to
offer to register and vote at tbe coming
A World's Fair Appointment.
CBICAOO, Oct. 19. Eber W. Cotterell,
of Detroit, was nominated Saturday by
Director General Davis as chief of the de
partment of live stock of the World's fair,
and the appointment confirmed by the
board of control. As tbe committee on
agriculture of the Chicago directors has
already iiidorsed Mr. Cotterell,hia chances
of confirmation by tbe local board may be
consider I first class.
Death of Mrs. Allen O. Thnrman.
COLCMBCrg, O., Oct. IV. Mrs. Allen G.
Thnrman died late Saturday evening
after a 1 ngering illness. Her maiden
name was Mary Dunn and she was born
in Chilllcothe in 181L She was a victim
of la grippe last winter and never recov
ered from the shock. In her young days
she was co isidered one of the most beau
tiful ladies in the west.
Lightning Broke Her Legs.
Galena, Ills., Oct. 19. Lightning
struck the bouse of August Tessendorf,
at Warren, Friday. Tbe bolt descended
to the sittit g room, where it shattered a
table and b -oke both legs of Mrs. Tessen
dorf's mother, who was sitting at the
table. She will die.
Wlndlo Sets the Bicycle Face.
Sprixgfii U, Mass.. Out. 19. William
W. Windle lowered the world's record for
one mile on i bicycle Saturday afternoon,
making the mile in 8:15.
HER QUEER STORY.
Lincoln Said to Have Consulted
RECITAL OF A ONE-TIME MEDIUM.
The Martyr President Said to Have At
tended Her Seances and Taken the
Advice of the Dwellers In the Other
World Hie Assassination Alleged to
Have been Foretold Something Gen.
Sickles Could Throw Light Upon.
White Plains, N. Y., Oct 19. In a
work entitled "Was Abraham Lincoln a
Spiritualist," Mrs. Nettie Colburn-Mayn-ard,
of this city, makes some startling
declarations in regard to Mr. Lincoln's
belief in supernatural communication.
She states that in the latter part of 18(3,
when she was a young girl and already
gaining a reputation as a medium, she
was in Washington and became acquaint
ed with Mrs. Lincoln and a number if
other persons of prominence, who were
attendants upon her seances, and through
this means she came in contact with tLe
president. Mrs. Lincoln induced her hus
band toatteud one of Miss Col burn's
seances, and on that occasion he was
warned through the unconscious medium
not to postpone his issuance of the
The Warning Was Obeyed.
Those present were surprised, and asked
Mr. Lincoln if any pressure had been
brought to bear to secure the deferment
of the proclamation, and he repl ied that
there bad been pressure of the strongest
kind. He was much impressed by the in
cident, and the proclamation was shortly
issued. Mrs. Lincoln obtained Miss Col
bnrn a clerkship, and she remained in
Washington, frequently giving seances.
Tbe February following, Mr. Lincoln was
again present on one of these occasions.
A spirit, through her, told the company that
a precarious condition ot thiings prevailed
in the army at the front, and threatened its
usefulness. The president said: "You
seem to understand tbe situation, can
you point out tbe remedy?"
Advised to Co to the Front.
The spirit advised him to go to the front
personally with his family and go aniorg
the soldiers without ceremony, inquiring
into their grievances and showing them
that he was the father of his people. Mr.
Lincoln said he would do as advised, and
he afterward did so, with good results. At
tbU seance Mr. Lincoln, together with D.
E. Somes, congressman from Maine;
Colonel S. P. Ka.se, of Philadelphia, and
others, sat upon a piano, which was mov
ed by the spirits, notwithstanding their
weight. When asked "vhat he thought cf
the affair, Mr. Lincoln was reticent, hot
stated freely that he bad not supposed the
things communicated through t e
medium were known to any one bat hitu
self. Rerrlved Some "Exclusive" News.
Tbe next time Mr. Lincoln r.nd Miss
Colburn met was on the day of tbe battle
of Chanceilorsville. Tbe president was
very anxious, and at the suggestion of
Mrs. Lincoln, Miss Coiburn invited and
received word from the spirit land. It
was to tbe efftct that tbe Union forces
were holding their own. Tbe next day
this was confirmed by the ordinary offi
cial advices. In the winter of 1863-4 Mr.
Lincoln was present at a seance and the
terrible condition of the freed men was
made the subject of a spiritual communi
cation, the president being urged to sp
point a committee to investigate tbe
question, which he soan did. Gen. Daniel
E. Sickles was present at this seance.
Hi Tragic Death Foretold.
Mrs. Maynard states that during this
winter she held seances attended by Mr.
and Mrs. Lincoln, at the president's ap
pointment, but as they were private and
sbe was unconscious when the spirit was
communicating through ber she does not
know what was communicated, neither
Mr. nor Mrs. Lincoln having told her after
ward what had occurred. During tbe
winter of 13ft 5 Charles Colchester and
Charles Foster, two well-known mediums,
held seances for the president, and through
them, as well as through Miss Colburn,
tbe president was warned of his approach
ing fate. He did not admit, however, that
he placed any reliance upon these pro
phecies. "UNCLE JERRY" TO THE PAPERS.
He Wants Them to "G Slow" In Print
ing Cattle Disease Stories.
Washisgton, Oct. 19 It having been
reported that tbe foot and mouth disease
had' broken out among the cattle in sec
tions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Secretary Rush sent Dr. C. B. Micbener,.
who is thoroughly acquainted with that
disease, to investigate. Dr. Micbener
telegraphs that tbe disease is a simple
non-contegious ailment with no trace of
tbe foot and mouth disease. Secretary
Rusk says the latter disease has never
existed in this country, except when
found in cattle brought from abroad, and
added that with tbe precautions now
taken it is impossible for cattle affected
in any way to get further than the sea
board or frontier quarantine stations.
Wild Newspaper Rumors.
He continued: "I can not too strongly
denounce the tendency, aided, I am sorry
to say, by some of oar journals, to spread
wild rumors of the existence of contagious
diseases among our. People do not seem
to realize that the publication of such" a
rumor, promply repeated in European
Journals, many of them animated by a
spirit of antagonism to our cattle inter
ests, may cost oar cattle raisers millions
of dollars. The first report of disease
among stock should be made to this de
partment, and its official report awaited
before any publication is made."
Was a Bogas Hero,
Shelbtville, Ills., Oct. 19. Two weeks
ago John Booker gave timely warning of
an obstructing letween this city. and
Windsor on the Indianapolis and St.
Louis railroad, designed, as supposed, 'to
wreck tbe limited express for the purpose
of robbery. It afterward became appar
ent that Booker bad himself placed the ob
struction on the track, hoping by giving
warning to Immortalise himself and se
cure a reward. He has been indicted by
the grand jury for his sham heroism and
he is now in jail awaiting tritL
Powderly Sustained by the Board. -'
Scbaxton, Pa , Oct. 19. The executive
board of tbe Knights of Labor closed Its
sessions here Saturday. Tbe board investi
gated charges of a political deal said to ex
ist with United States Senator Quay by
which General Master Workman Pow
derly was placed on the Republican state
ticket as a delegate to the constitutional
convention, but found them unsustained
and indorsed his' ight to seek a place in
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