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CANTON, S. D. ARTHUR LINN, PUBLISHER THE NEWS RECORD. SUMMARY OF A WEEK'S HAP PENINGS. The Latest New* as Flashed Over the Wire* from All Parte of the World—Regarding Polities, Religion, Casualties, Commerce, and Industry. An Epidemic of Revolutions. WASHINGTON special: An epidemic of wars in various parts of the globe is surprising State and Navy Department officials. Secretary Graham remarked that he had never heard of so many revolutions at one time, and found him self wondering what was going to break loose next. Secretary Herbert is equally astonished and harassed by the demands made upon his department for ships by reason of the troubles in Nic aragua, Brazil, Samoa, Siam, Hawaii, and Venezuela. He said that these things are getting out of proportion to the number of ships, and he hardly knew where to turn as each new neces sity arose for the presence of a ship. Notwithstanding the anxiety of the Navy Department to expedite the de parture of the Charlestown and York town on their voyages, it was stated that it would be absolutely impossible to get either of them under way before the 20th inst. A Bold Bad Choctaw. CADDO, I. T., special: Jackson Fletcher, a full-blooded Choctaw In dian, who was sentenced to be shot on Nov. 11, 1891, but made his escape from the sheriff the night before while be ing guarded, came to town with a six shooter buckled around himandaWin shester rifle in his hand, and regis tered, in order that he could draw his share of the money to be paid per cap ita for the leased strip money. He had been living near Boggy Depot, ten miles west of this place ever since he made his escape, and has not failed to make a crop. The sheriff knows where he can be found ut any time, but is afraid to go after him, as Fletcher says he will sell out when they try to take him. 'Tis a Double Comet. SAN JOSE, Cal., special: Photo graphs of the new comet nhow the in teresting fact that another comet is enveloped in the tail of the first one, its tail also merging in the other, and appears to move in the same orbit, or on one exactly parallel at the same rate of speed. The astronomers at Lick Observatory are much elated at the discovery. The second comet is not visible, except through a telescope. Locating Towns. GUTHRIE special: Spccial Agent Swinborn went upon the Cherokee strip with-a corps of surveyors to lay off the line of the nine new counties, locate the county seats and prepaid for the establishment of four new land of fices. There will be one land office on .the Santa Fe Railroad,one on the Rock Island and two on the Southern Kan sas Railway, in the western part of the strip. Four Fatally Poisoned. NASHUA, N. H., special: A sad case of mysterious poisoning is reported in. the family of Theophile Cham pes.] There was evidently something in the ifood the nature of which is unknown. The family consisted of father, mother,! and six children. Three children are dead, and the mother cannot live. A Posse's Business. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., special: Aposse has beein searching near Brierfield for a negro charged with assault, robbery, and murder of two women. He re treated into a swamp, which was sur rounded, and it is believed he was cap tured and lynched. IN THE EAST. CINCINNATI special: Gen. Hicken iooper, Corresponding Secretary, has just issued the official call foy a meet ing of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at Chicago on Sept. 12 and 13. The local Executive Committee •harged with the preparations for the meeting will make ample provision for the reception and entertainment of the members, which will include favorable irranerements for attending the W or Id's Fair. NEW YORK special: A morning pa per says that Russia has decided to maintain a permanent fleet of war ships in American waters w.ith New York as & naval center. In naval circles this is looked upon as significont, in view of the fact that Great Britain is reinforc ing her naval force at Esquimault^ B. C., as indicating some understanding between Russia and the United States in case of a conflict with Great Britain over the Behring Sea trouble. PHILADELPHIA special: It is re ported at the Health Office that a member of the crew of the steamer Allegheny, which was detained at Federal-Quarantine, is suffering from a disorder which shows symptoms of cholera. Physicians who examined the man- pronounced the case suspic ious and ordered the patient isolated until it was positively de termined by them what is the matter with the man. The steamer will be detained until the 'Marine Hospital Physicians are satisfied on this point. ELMIRA, N. Y„ special: A convict in the Albany Penitentiary named Mallory is now said to be Leroy Chan ning'Shear, who committed a forgery in this city in 1891. Chief Little claims that Shear, alias Mallory, is the man who poisoned two guards at the prison camp, located here in 1863, by giving them drugged whisky to drink was court-martialed and sentenced to death, but escaped. Mallory, or Shear, will be released from the Albany Prison Aug. 19 and will be brought here on the for gery, and if Chief Little's story proves correct he will doubtless hang for the murder committed thirty years ago. NEW YORK special: From the ad vent of the bicycle sulky, in July ci last year, Robert Bonner has never ceased to contend that the average trotting speed was thereby accelerated from 5 to 6 seconds. Mr. Bonner's opinion was not at first accepted by the great bulk of light harness horsemen, but recently many who at first held that 2 to 3 seconds fully covered the difference are very generally coming over to the views expressed by the owner of Maud S. The Cleveland Driving Club has offered a purse of $2,000 for any horse that will beat Maud S's record in a high-wheeled sulky, the club's track being the regulation track. Mr. Bonner has also been asked to let Maud S trot in a bicycle sulky, but he cannot decide the matter until Septem ber. NEW YORK special: Information has been received in United States naval circles tHthin a few days' that the French Government has authorized the construction of anew and powerful cruiser which in general respects is to be almost a duplicate of the new United States war ship New York. From what can be learned the action of the French Ministry of Marine is largely based on the recent success of the .cruiser New York. The information has been re ceived in Unitod States naval circles with marked satisfaction. It is the first acknowledgement by a first-class for eign power of the superiority of United States naval construction. NEW YORK special: The steamship Franklin, arrived, reports that a terri ble storm swept the coast of Honduras July 6. Many vessels were driven ashore and the damage to fruit planta tions was exceedingly large. IN THE WEST. MILWAUKEE special: At the central police station the discovery was made that a person arrested as Frank Blunt was a woman, although for fourteen years she was supposed to have been a boy. The story she told the police here was that her name is Annie Morris and that she is 28 years of age. Fourteen years ago she and a younger brother ran away from Halifax, N. S., she don ning boys' attire. They went to Mait: land and she secured work in a shoe shop. Soon after she left there with a man named Jesse Blunt, a horse trader, passing as his son, and traveling all over the country, cooking on ships and working in lumber camps. For nearly ten years she has lived here as Frank Blunt. Recently she visited the mother and sister of Jesse Blunt in Fon du Lac and is accused of stealing $145 from them. It is on this charge that she was arrested here, and before going back to Fon du Lac told her story to the po lice. CHICAGO special: The management of the Fair is beginning to doubt the wisdom of Sunday opening. Several of the directors of the exposition com pany have held conferences during the past week regarding the advisability of closing the gates on Sunday. All are agreed that financially1 there is lit le benefit in keeping open. As a com promise it is suggested that the fair proper be closed and that Midway Plaisance only be kept open. The concessionaires on the main grounds are not anxious to have the fair open on Sunday. They swear their places are rather shunned by the visitors and all declare that they are losing money by keeping open. Hotel men say that only ten per cent, of their guests go to the fdir on Sunday. On the other hand, they have lost many guests who have canceled engaged rooms on ac sount of a Sunday fair. STILLWATER, Minn., special: Shortly after three o'clock a tornado struck the city, doing great damage to property, besides killing two and in juring a number of people. None of the injured will die. The weather was very sultry before the storm, and about thriee o'clock storm ilouds were seen approaching from the west and south. They met near the ?ity, and- immediately after the storm descended and tore a path fifty feet wide throjigh a large portion of the town. Several buildings were com pletely destroyed, and much minor damage done. TOPEKA special. Attorney General Little has removed Assistant Attorney General Noah Allen and appointed George W. Clark his successor. Allen some time ago advised the Superinten dent of Insurance that unless, a certain insurance companv paid a "judgment pending against it its license to do busi ness in Kansas should be revoked. The company paid the judgment, and it is said Allen had been paid $300 for his services in forcing the collection. Other charges were made against \.llen in a general way and his dismiss ..-al was the result. NEW PAYNESVILLE, Minn., special: The war between this town, which is on the Soo, and Old Paynesville, which is on the Great Northern, has broken out with renewed violence. The towns are a couple of miles apart and are very jealous of each other. Not long since the Methodist Church was moved from the old to the new town and some of the people in the old time hung the pastor, Rev. Geo. West, in effigy. This aroused great resentment in the new town, and over $100 was subscribed to prosecute the perpetrators of the out rage. TACOMA, Wash., special: HankMon ley and Jerry Woods, backwoodsmen, fought a duel with bowie knives and played seven-up to win Miss Annie Thomas, who is a squatter on Govern ment land in Rattlesnake Hills, this state, and who is the only woman in that section. Both men were wounded in the fight, but Monley won at cards. A parson was called in, and Annie, after a chat with him, decided to marry him instead of Monley, although she had never seen him before. Monley kicked, but the parson got the woman. TOPEKA special: A. B. Montgomery of Goodland,* Sherman County, a rain maker of local celebrity, has been boasting of his success, even claiming to have caused tho reccnt storm which did great damage to crops. James jBut ler, a farmer, was one of the sufferers, and taking Montgomery at his word, instituted legal proceedings against him to recover damages. TOPEKA, Kan., special: Texas cattle brought into this state by the Winfield Pasturage Company and unloaded at Grand Summit have caused an out break of Texas fever. Many head of cattle have died. FRESNO, Cal., special: The Fresno Flouring Mills with warehouse, the Buckeye Store, and other buildings hav5 burned. Loss, $100,000. FOREIGN JOTTINGS. ST. PETERSBURG special: The Jews of Yalla, in Crimea, refused to obey the decree to retire within the pale. For several days the clergy exhorted the population to rise and expel them. Last week an anti-Jew mob took possession of the streets, broke into the houses occupied by Jews and tried to drive the occupants from the town. The Jews fought back. Dozens were dragged into the streets and beaten. Many were killed. The houses owned by the Jews were plund ered and wrecked. Troops were called to the town to restore order. None of the rioters were killed and but a few injured. PANAMA special: Gen. Ferdico Gutierrex, a Cost Rican liberator, has arrived here from San Juan del Sur, having been refused permission to land at Punta Arenas. In an interview Gen. Gutierrex predicted an early and •successful revolution in Costa Rica against the Rodriguez Iglesias dicta torship. JSe will go direct to Nicara gua and direct the revolutionary movement from the republic. It is probable that the revolution will first break out in the Province of Guanas cate. If successful there the Revolu tionists will move toward the capital via Alajuela. CITY OF MEXICO, spccial: The large number of editors confined in Belem Prison, serving sentences for writing libelous articles against the Govern ment, allege that they are receiving severe treatment at the hands of the officials. Six of the editors are ser iously sick and through their at torneys applied to the court to have their unfinished sentence remitted. The judge has not only refused to re mit their sentence, but will not permit their temporary removal from their cells to the hospital. MALTA special: The British cruis ers, Edgar and Phsoton, of the Med iterranean Squadron have arrived with tho survivors of the battleship Vic-' toria, sunk in a collision with the Camperdown off Tripoli, Syria. Great crowds gathered along the water front and hundreds went out in boats to meet them. The survivors were greeted with cheers as the vessels passed to anchorage. MADRID special: A terrible railroad accident occurred near Bilboa, a train running off the track and going over a high precipice. Six persons were killed and thirty seriously injured. BERLIN special: The army bill passed its second reading in the Reich stag. It will pass its third reading in a day or two. SOUTHERN SUMMARY.' HANNIBAL, MO., special: Joseph Warren, a prominent Marion County farmer, was shot by an assassin as he was about to retire, and in the pres ence of his wife and son. A colored boy named Albert White, who had been working there, was arrested on suspicion and taken to the Palmyra Jail. The boy made a confession, say ing that he committed the deed, but that he had been hired to do it by a man named George Reynolds and an other man named Whitecotton. Rey nolds was arrested after a severe strug gle with the officers. Mr. Warren, the wounded man, was one of the principal witnesses for the state in the McElroy robbery, case, in which Morgan, Mad dox, and Frank Whitecotton were con victed of the robbery. The crime has created intense excitement. Warren was seriously hurt, but not fatally. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., special: Rather than market. their wheat for 50 cents, and thus receive only about $7.50 per acre, as the average is only about 14i bushels per acre, farmers of this section are said to be on the verge of a scheme to use the. wheat to fatten hogs, being stimulated! by the contin ued high price of hogs and bacon, and they are of the opinion that a hand some profit can thus be made. SHELBYVILLE, Mo., special: At a special term of the Circuit Court which convened in this city for the' trial of liquor cases, Fred Munch, of Shelbian was fined $3,000 for violating the local option law. The case has been appealed to the St. Louis Court of Appeals. Munch has been running almost an open saloon at Shelbina for several years. NASHVILLE special: Adjt. Gen. Fite has notified the lessees of the convicts that within ton days he will remove the troops which for eighteen months liave been stationed at Coal Creek and !g Mountain, in Anderson County, .e scene of several insurrections by irce miners. MEMPHIS, Tenn., special: Sheriff Warner of Crittenden County, Arkan sas, was dangerously wounded on a railroad platform across the river by an unknown robber, who then robbed him of $10,000. ISHPEMING, Mich., special: The Winthrop Mine closed down a week ago, throwing out 400 men. Fred Braastad, a prominent business man here, half owner of the property, en deavored to induce his partner not to close down, but was unsuccessful. Later he secured the consent of his partners and opened the mine again on his own responsibility. He will meet all the expenses of the mine operation for the next ninety days. He has not only employed the 400 old hands dis charged, but has given work to many men with dependent families, dis charged from other city mines. THE MARKETS. CHICAGO. Cattle—Common to prime.S 4.40 O 5.10 Hogs—Shipping grades 5.(10 @8.30 Sheep it.00 4.00 Wheat—CHSII .65% Corn—Cash *0% Oats .32 Bye .80 Itarley .00 Flax 1.09 Butter—Western Dairy 15 .18 Eggs—Western .14 .15 SIOUX CITY. Cattle—Fat steers S 4.2S @5.00 Cuttle.—Feeders 3.00 & a.65 Hogs... 5.70 & 5.75 Sheep.. 4.25 @5.45 Wheat .50 Oats. .25 Corn .510 Flax -99 OMAHA LIVE STOCK. Cattle—Common to prime.S 3.25 5.00 llogs—Shippers 5.75 tt 5.90 NEW YOUK PLLODUCE. Wheat. 71J4® .72 Corn .47X© .48« Oats—Western .37 MADE ILLEGAL LOANS IRREGULARITY IN DISPOSING CF SCHOOL MONEY. Some Apparently Crooked Work lias Just Been Brought to Ugbt in Connection With the Loaning of the Permanent Sciiool Fund of the State. Funds Loaned Illegally. SOME apppai-ently crooked work has just been brought to light in connec tion with the loaning of the permanent school fund of the state. The County Commissioners in several cf the coun ties of the state have illegally loaned the school funds to owners of farm lands. The illegal. work was brought to light by the semi-annual report made to the State Land Commissioner by the County Auditors and Treasurers of a number of counties. The law requires a report on the 1st day of July of the funds loaned in the various counties. These reports must state the persons to whom the loans are made, tho description of the land the loans are made upon, the amount, the assessed value of the land, etc. Up to date reports have been received from about one-half of the counties by the Land Commissioner, and out of the twenty-five counties it is found that seven or eight of the counties have made illegal loans. Land Commissioner Ruth will not make public at present the names of the counties which have made illegal loans, as he contemplates a thorough investigation and will prosecute the County Commissioners who have vio lated the laws of the state. The amount of money now in the per manent school fund of tho state amounts to $500,000 in round numbers, and of this amount $400,000 of the state has been loaned out through tho various counties of the state. The Land_ Com missioner recently sent out notice to the counties that he had the remaining $100,000 to loan out, but since he has discovered the frauds in making the loans he has recalled the notice and will not make any more loans to any of the counties of the state until a thor ough investigation is made of the crooked work. He estimates that it will take all of this month to make the investigation and that as a result no county need apply for more funds to loan upon farm lands this month. This does not bar counties from securing funds on bonds of school corporations. The Constitution and a law passed by the Legislature provides that when ever counties illegally loan money that such county is held responsible for the loss that may accrue. However, if the counties make a loan according to law and there should be a loss, then the state would, have to make good the loss to the permanent school fund. Sonth Dakota Press Association. THE summer meeting of the South Dakota Press Association will be held at Madison July 25-27. Following is tho programme of paper", to be read at the meeting: "What I Learned at the World's Fair."—C. A. Blake, Wessington Times. "Is There any 'Shortcut' in Keeping Newspaper Accounts and Keeping Them in a Business Way?".—F. L. Mease, Madison Sentinel*. "Is It Necessary for a Newspaper to Enter Politics? If so, to what Extent, and How is It to be Reimbursed for Lost Business on Account of Fighting Party Battles?"—S. A. Cochran, Indi vidual, Brookings. "How Best to Get a Legitimate Weekly Circulation, and How to Main tain it at a Profit."—John LongstafiF, Hurmiite. "How Can We Best Reach Those County Officials Who Send Outside the State for Work that Can and^ Should be Done in Our Home Offices?"—Karl Gerner, Sentinel., Madison. "My Impressions of the National Editorial Association."—H. A Hum phreys, Times, Faulkton.' "How Can We Make Our Local Page of Most Value to Ourselves and Our Readers?"—J. D. Reeves, Independent, Groton. "The Agricultural Department is it Profitable to Weeklies? How Should it be Conducted?"—Sun, Aberdeen. "Should a Uniform System of Ap prenticeships and Apprenticeship Wages be .Established, Like in Days of Old, so that the Fraternity Might be Guaranteed When a Pritner was Turned Out that He Could Print?"—C. P. Sherwood, Leader, DeSmet. "Our Job Work that Goes Out of Town Why is it and What is a Con servative Remedy?"—H. C. Schrober, Bulletin, Highmore. The Sioux Falls and Yankton. SDNATOR PETTIGREW has gone to Yankton for the purpose of closing up the deal for the depot grounds and yard room in that city for the Sioux Falls and Yankton Railroad. Before he left the Senator gave out that the contract for the ironing of the road would be let in a day or two and that the man who secured the contract would start put ting down the" iron rails immediately. He also stated that the "road would surely be completed by the 1st of Sep tember. There will be seven stations along the line and Mr. Pettigrew has already let the contract to a represen tative of John Quincy Adams of Minne apolis for the construction of an eleva tor at every station on the road. The elevators will have a capacity of from 15,000 to 25,000 bushels, The frame work of these structures will be formed in advance so that as soon as the road reaches a station the building may be put up with very little delay and be ready to handle the fall .crop. May Indict City Officials. CIRCUIT COURT has convened at Watertown. For a month the saloons have been running wide open with the connivance of the city authorities. Judge Andrews asked the Grand Jury if they would indict for compounding offenses city officials who agreed with saloon men not to prosecute in consider ation of a monthly fee, and those mem bers who answered that they would not were promptly dismissed. This is a new phase of the question and is causing great anxiety among the parties concerned. A Holiness Association. AT the recent camp meeting held at Lodi a fjouth Dakota Holiness Associa tion was organized, a constitution adopted, and officers elected. The ob jects are "the conversion cf sinners to God, the entire sanctification be lievers, the edification of saints, the reclamation of tho backslider in heart, and the unification of God's whole fam ily." Rev. G. R. Oake of Vermillion was elected President Rev. J. E. Nor veil of Wessington Springs, First Vice President Mrs. Alma B. Maxon of Lodi, Second Vice President Rev. vv. H. Gifford, Bluff. Center, Secretary, and Rev. W. H. Carter of Vermillion, Corresponding Secretary. Members of the council are: Rev. P. N. Cross, Gay ville Rev. O. A. Harple, Parker Jtiev. I. N. Rich, Temple ton Rev. Lucius Huckins, Richland Rev. C. W. Batch ellor, Yankton W. G. Russell, Wa konda R. S. Vessey, Wessington Springs H. C. Fairbank, Vermillion A. C. Butler, Newcastle, Neb. The association adjourned to meet at Wes sington Springs some time Septem ber—the day not set. He Engineered a Divorce. A DIVORCE has been granted at Sioux Falls to Rudolph Hering of Chicago, sewerage expert and engineer, from his wife, Fannie Fields Hering, who is re lated to the Fields of New York. They were married in 1873 and plaintiff charged desertion Dec. 22, 1891. The defendant put in an answer that Hering had been cruel and abusive and would not let her teach the children to pray. Mrs. Hering has since last year gone insane and is confined in an asylum at Providence, R. I.. The plaintiff is well known in all the large cities in the Northwest, having made plans for sew erage in many of them. He was at one time consulting engineer of the water supply at Chicago at $10,000 a year. South Dakota Druggists. THE eighth annual meeting of tho South Dakota State Pharmaceutical Association will be held in the City Hall, Yankton, on Wednesday and Thursday, August 2 and 3. In addition to the work of the session prizes have been offered for the best exhibit of pharmacopecal preparations and also for essays on any subject relating to the art, practice or progress cf phar macy. The members of the association will be given a carriage drive at 4 p. m. Wednesday to the Insane Hospital, and at 4 p. m. Thursday an' excursion by train to the Yankton Cement Works. 400,000 Founds of Wool. SHEEP SHEARING is about completed in the vicinity of Pierre and large quantities of wool are being hauled to market. It is estimated that the wool clip in that vicinity this year will be nearly 400,000 pounds. While the price of wool is very low yet, stockmen say wool can to raised at ten cents a pound and yet there will ,be money in the business. Several parties are now negotiating for the erection of a woolen mill at Pierre, As cheap power could be secured by sinking an artesian well. There is no doubt but such a mill would pay big interest on the invest ment. Farm Land Safer Than Banks. SEVERAL well-to-do people from other states have become alarmed at the pres ent condition of the banks and are drawing out their money and investing in lands. One man that went to Alex andria a few weeks ago to look up some investments said he intended wheii he started to put half of his spare money into land and chance the balance in the bank, but after looking over th6 lands concluded to put every dollar he could raise into South Dakota real es tate, and says he not only feels that it is safe, but thinks he will double money in a short time. Hot Springs Bank Closes. THE First National Bank of Hoi Springs was forced to close its doors The recent withdrawal of deposits anc a general run caused the break. It has on deposit $12,000 of county money 8300 of the school district's building fund and some city money. It ia thought that they will be able to re sume in thirty days. The failure will not affect the new school house build ing, as most of the building fund is with the Omaha National Bank. The deposits are mostly Bmall amounts, and depositors are not worried over the outcome. A Bank for Montrose. C. H. KLUCKHOHN and G. L. Schnieder of LeMars,Iowa, will start a bank at Montrose, S. D. They expect to be ready for business by August 1. The bank will be known as the German American Bank. Mr. Schneider will have immediate charge of the bank. South Dakota Notes. THE June product of the Homestake and Associate Mines will reach 8500, 000. A LARGE vein of rich pyritic ore was lately opened in the Two Bears Mine at Galena. WILLIAM COURTENAY reports the sale of 2,000 Idaho 2-year-old steers, delivered at Dickinson, for $22. A SALE of properties of the Bald Mountain Consolidate^ Mining Com pany to an English syndicate for $200, 000 is reported. A PARTY of geological students from Princeton College have their head quarters at Hermosa and will spend the summer months collecting Bad Lands specimens. ONE of Hot Springs' visitors is Mr. E. Woodbury, who, it is said, has had two vertebra removed from his spine and replaced with silver ones. P'r'aps. THE Dakota and Wyoming Railroad Company laid its track through the city of Rapid during the dark hours of a recent night. It did so in order to put a stop to litigation over its right of way. THE Spearfish Bulletin tells of a great blast recently fired on the Spearfish extension. It was made up of 190 kegs of black and two cases of giant powder and is said to have moved 180 tons of rock. SETH BULLOCK of Deadwooii will write a book entitled "Twenty Years in the Territories." Its subject matter will touch on the doings of vigilante of Montana, the horse thieves of Nebras ka and the stage robbers of the Slock Hills. THE Black Hills country produces gold and little silver. The people in terested in developed gold properties believe there will be a greater activity in gold mining and preparations have already begun for great developments. Mining men believe they will make quicker sales and get better prices tor their properties. OLD SOL'SWAEJLRAYS TM THEY FALL ON PEOPLE IN VARI". OUS LOCALITIES. High Temperate Causes Great Piscom fort in Chicago and st the Fair—Electrl cal Storms and Cyclones Reported—Crop Are Greatly Damaged. Scorching Weather. HURSDAY morning Old Sol got up and made immediate preparations to cook the earth and alii those who could not afford to wear! seersucker coats and ^traw hats. He had played a hot game the pre-l vious day, but he didn't like_ the! appearance of the silvery Ofllumn inj the thermometer. It was noVkteough' to suit his taste, and he set oiilflBhurs day to pour such sweltering: ward that poor humanity andi fainted from the effects ojICfte heat.: In Chicago the mercury ffKukd to 92 degrees up in the AuditojWjjn tower, but that was the. ccoLswrlljpot in the city. Down on the streets the ther mometer showed 97 degrees in the. shade, and no one dared to calculate1 what the heat was where there was no shade. The sun beat down upon the shining pavements and radiated heat from the hot stones. Plate glass win dows and white walls reflected the glare upon the heads* of the hurrying crowds. Men with cork helmets and men with high hats suffered alike, and the summer girl with mulle sleeves complained as much as the apple woman with a heavy shawl. There was a breeze. It was sand laden and hot. At every street corner the wind swept the dirt from the pave ments and hurled it into the eyes of wayfarers, begriming jnoist ftj^es and blinding the vision of d^flBr&ers. Strangers in the city suffered^HKost. Men stopped in the middle o! th^feeet to clean the grit out of their ejrjes, re gardless of cable trains and tfoonday traffic. Street etiquette was forgotten. Stylish men were seen coatless, hatless and breathless. Several people dropped exhausted by the intense heat, and the patrol and ambulance wagons were in frequent demand. Popular relwrt made it the hottest diay in six years, though the statistics were against that idea. The sun went down, but the heat remained, and not until near mid night did relief cc-me. A severe thun derstorm then reduced the tempera ture several degrees. Hot Everywhere. From telegraphic reports the ex tremely warm weather seems to bo pretty general throughout the coun try. Severe electrical storms'are re ported in many places. At Kalamazoo lightning struck in ten places, includ ing the First. Presbyterian Church. Wheat, which is being harvested in Michigan, was laid low in many fields by hail and cornfields riddled, and fruit is also badljt damaged. Cy clones visited^ Waterloo, Iowa, Elm wood, Neb., and other points, and great destruction to crops is the result. The mercury at Milwau kee reached 95 in the. shade. Jhvjee' cases of sunstroke are reported one of which was fatal. The mometer registered 94 degrejgj^t, j)"^s Moines, 98 at Indianapolis, oj^HO^at Knoxville, Tenn. CONDITION OF CROPS. Keports on Spring Wheat, Corn, Oats, Pota toes and Pastures. In its crop report this week the Farmer's Review says that very little spring wheat is being-raised in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, The few counties where it is raised in the above States give a very indifferent report.' Of these Nebraska sends in the greater number of re ports. There the greater number report the condition as poor. In somo localities the crop was seen to be dolnit so badly that it was plowed UD and tbe ground planted to corn. Some counties report a com plete failure. In Iowa spring wheat is doing well, two-thirds of the correspondents report ing good, and tho rest fair. In Wisconsin tne crop averages about fair, which means less than a crop. It is making rapid growth and IDfull some tountics is reaay to hctd our. Dry wsather is the cause ot the low average. In Minnesota the condition is poor on account of drouth. In Dakota half report- condition bad the lest of tiie reports are equally divided betwoen fair and good. OATS.—Oats are in condition about the same as corn in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, ldw a. and Wis consin. In Kansas most of the oatv Aftve beanJ cut. In about half the counties tjifLyielt]|W good, in the rest the yield is po^Hfeie having been cut short by rust stage of the oats. In Nebraska tBfe coatUOTn is generally poor, and some Actus haVffueen plowed up. POTATOES.—Potatoes are promising wel in Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, Mich gan, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and DakoiK. 1" Kansas mo of the reports are favorable, but tome give fair and po r. In Nebraska .e re ports are about evenly divided between good, fair, puor. Bain is needed for the deveiofment of the crop. Potato bogs are doing some damage. PASTURES —Pastures are good in mos' ot the States. In Nebraska they only average lair account of drouth. In Minnesota the grass ts so dry in many townships that tno farmers are fearfnl of tractive fires being accidentally started. In neatly all of tho States a few comities rcpoit pastures dried up. The general conditions, howev.r, good. WILLIAM COLLINS, charged with de frauding the Missouri Pacific Railroad by keeping fictitious names on the pay roll, was bound over at Omaha, Neb., to the District Court. U. S. MARTIN, a young man of Greensburg, Ind., is under a cloud, caused by hia too free use of bank checks. His case will be investigated by a grand jury. THE death sentence of Wm. Hartley.* of Shelby County, Tenn., who was con victed of murder, has bsencoij to life imprisojJsaent.