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SMALLER FIRE LOSS
State Fire Marshal Parkman Makes a Very Satisfactory Raport For July. BOOST FOR LIGHTNING RODS Only One Rodded Building in State Was Burned Last Month Wheat Fields Burned. More dope for the lightning rod agent is furnished by the July report of . Harrison Parkman, state Are mar shal, just issued. His report shows that fifty-six fires were caused by lightning in Kansas in July, the loss being $31,746. Of the fifty-sis light ning fires fifty-two were reported on buildings -unrodded, only one rodded and three" not. specific whether rodded or unrodded. The 1914 July fire loss totaled $179, 792, less than one-half the loss in July, 1913, when the fire loss for the month was reported as $385,793. The per centage of insured loss for July, 1914, was 63.76, compared to 57.6 per cent insured in 1913. The fire loss on buildings last month was $107,716. On contents the loss was $72,076. Ninety-one dwell ings were burned during the month, the loss being $54,535. A loss of $49, 513 was reported on sixty-four barns. Twenty wheat fields were burned, the loss being $3,CG6. Nineteen wheat stacks valued at $3,479 were, burned. The loss cn sixteen stores was $20,611. No automobile was burned during the month, but one motorcycle, listed by courtesy at $100, was burned. One lumber yard went up in smoke with $16,775 loss. WILSON MAY VISIT KANSAS President Asked to Attend Dry Farm ing Congress Which Meets at Wichita in October. Eight foreign countries, three pro vinces of Canada and nearly half the states have already made preparations for participation in the International Dry Farming Congress at Wichita in October. It-. H. Faxon, secretary of the congress, and " Governor Hodges had a iong conference regarding it the other day. Governor Hodges is planning to go to Washington shortly to urge upon President Wilson including the con gress in his Western trip this fall and also to see W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, F. K. Lane, Secre tary of the Interior, and A. S. Burle son, Postmaster General, about visit ing the congress and exposition. Governor Cruce of Oklahoma, Major of Missouri, Moreliead of Nebraska,, Carey of Wyoming, Ammons of Colo rado, and Colquit of Texas have in formed Governor Hodges they will be in Kansas for the opening of the con gress. Belgium, Spain, Italy, Russia, China, British- South Africa, Palestine and Argentina already, have reserved "'pace for exhibits and will send offi cial government representatives. Hurt in Hay Baler. Carl Malone Oi Knterprise became caught in the motor-driven belt on a hay baler while working on a farm south of En terprise. His foot was so badly crushed that amputation was neces sary. -tt - ' State Normal Closes. The summer session of the state manual training normal at Pittsburg has closed. More than 1,200 students, most of them teachers, in Southeastern Kansas, have been enrolled. -K Shot Vfj'hiie Aiding Woman. -Jobu Blakely, an old settler, was shot and killed at Wakeeney recently. - Frank O'Neil. it is alleged, was threatening his wife when Blakely heard her screams and rushed to her assist ance. He. received two shots in the side. O Xeil had just lost his job as an implement salesman. He is the first inmate of. the jail here in four years. -K -X -X Fall Kills Nurse. Sicter Corona, a nurse at the St. Francis Hospital at Wichita, was killed by afall frwm a third story window of the hospital the other day. She was 4S years old. . - -X -X Played with Gasoline. Ray Seeley, of Creat Bend, 9 years old, received bums from -which he may die. He was playing with other boys and gasoline which was thrown on him was ignite-1. X -X V Pioneer Woman Dies. Mrs. Clara J. Russell, 79 years , old, a resident of Atchison county since 1864, is dead In Atchison at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. 'Emma .1. Welsh. -X -X v . Train Kills Baby. Walking down the Frisco tracks a quarter of a mile from home, Arvilla Hickinbotham, 19 months old, was struck and instantly killed by passenger train No. 6, a mile east of Anaconda. Engineer J. O. Thiel saw the child too late to pre vent the accident. The child's father is a section hand. -x -tc Candidate's Father Dies. Joseph Brewer, aged 80. father of J. E. Brew er, candidate for the Republican nomi nation for lieutenant governor, was found dead in bed at Abilene. RATS ATTACK KANSAS MAN James Foreman of junction City Se verely Bitten on Face and Body " - . by Crazed Rodents. '.- James Foreman, a farmer living at the edge of Junction City, is In a serious condition as the result of an attack by a dozen large rats, which invaded his bedroom early the other morning. He awoke when he felt something bite him on the cheek and brushed it away with his hand. It sprang on him again, biting him on the breast, and he again brushed it away with his hand and found that it was a rat. His cries awakened the mem bers of his family, who came into his room with a lamp. ' They found - a dozen huge rats on the bed and floor. The rodents attacked the member of the family, upsetting the lamp, which set fire ' to the room". The flams was extinguished at once and the family finally succeeded in driv ing them from the room, after" five of them had been killed. Mr. Fore man was the only one who was bit ten. The attack was apparently led by the rat which bit Mr. Foreman first. It was a huge rodent, and very vicious, returning to the attack with tigeish fury each time It was shaken off. "Because of the viciousness of the attack it is feared that some of the rats were suffering from hydropho bia. The heads of several were cut off by a physician, who was called to treat the injured man and have been sent away for an examination to determine whether or not they were mad. Mr. Foreman's body Is badly swollen from the rat bites and the flesh In the region of the wounds is turning black. His condition is serious. K. U. HAS A WATER PROBLEM Local Company May Not be Able to Supply State School this Fall and Winter. The water situation of Lawrence may eventually work a hardship at the University of Kansas.. At first it was reported that the lack of water might close, the summer school now in session but present Indications are that the water company will relieve the situation at least for the summer. The prospects for the future, how ever, are by no means hopeful. The water company has intimated that it may not be able to supply the uni versity with water this fall and with school less than two months away the university authorities are at sea to know whore they can get a water supply if the local company cannot supply it. The authorities of the water com pany stated that every effort pos sible would be made to give the uni versity water and the mains were again connected with the university. The state public utilities commis sion may be called upon if the con dition grows more serious. -X -X Death Under Wagon Wheels. Near Kiowa, while accompanying his-father with a - threshing outfit, Oscar Schuyler, 5 years old, fell asleep un der a wagon cook shack. John Chaf fee, not knowing it, started his team and the wheels of the wagon were drawn over the boy's head. He is fatally injured. -X -X -X Fatally Injured by Train. While at tempting to board a Missouri Pacific train at Herington a man believed to be Luther Hamilton of Booneville, Ark., received injuries that physicians say will prove fatal. -X -X -X Lineman Hurt. H. S. Price, of El dorado, a telegraph lineman, sustained a broken rib, a broken wrist and bod ily bruises and was rendered uncon scious when he fell thirty-five feet from a pole at Atchison. -K Takes Acid by Mistake. Daniel Bierschbach, a retired farmer of New ton, drank a quantity of carbolic acid, mistaking it for medicine. He died in a few minutes. -X Boy Prevents Suicide. With a stone tied to his neck, W. L. Chalk, 75 years old, jumped into the Little Arkansas river at Wichita. He .was rescued by Sidney Hewey, 11 years old, who heard the man cry: "Goodby to the world," as he jumped. - The boy put his- pocket knife in his mouth and swam to the place where he had seen the man sink. . He cut the cord and pulled the man to shore. - , X -X -X Bull Attacks Farmr. Emil "Wolf, a farmer near Ponca City, Ok., tried to lead a bull to water by the ring in its nose. The animal attacked him and tossed him high in the air and break ing a rib. When he struck the earth he broke a leg. The bull stamped Wolf several times with its hoofs striving to gore him, but he rolled away and reached a fence, escaping. He is not fatally injured. - -K Capper in Auto Collision. Arthur Capper. Republican candidate for governor, came near being the victinr of an automobile collision at Win field. A car in which he was riding was rammed at right angles by an other automobile. -X -X ' - . Pioneer Physician Dies. Dr. George W. Williams thirty-one. years a practicing physician in Pittsburg, died there recently. Doctor Williams was the pioneer Pittsburg physician and was widely known in Southeast ern Kansas. - r II i t !L. S iter f -v 8- . Capital from which the Servian after the declaration of war. NO CAUSETO WORRY United States Has More Cur rency in Circulation Now Than Ever Before. USE EXTRAORDINARY MEANS McAdoo's Conference With New York Financiers Results in Prompt Action for Relief. .. New York. The financial position of this country, to all appearances was appreciably better than twenty-four hours ago. More currency was in circulation than ever before in the history of the country. More extraordinary measures were taken by the United States govern ment to insure against the war stress being felt here seriously than on any other occasion in the history of the United States. Prompt measures of relief com posed a situation which for a time was threatening. While it Is yet too early to measure the full effect upon domestic affairs of the European up heaval and Its attendant embarrass ments, bankers who admitted the out look was troubled, expressed confi dence that the energetic steps taken would meet all needs. The same opinion was expressed by John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the currency, who spent the day at the sub-treasury and kept a close watch over each development. At tha close of the day Mr. Williams said all was serene. . Government Acts Promptly. - Washington, D. C. Tne vast ma chinery of the federal government h.-.s been turned toward fortifying the American banking system so that the burden of European war will be dis tributed on many shoulders and its direct effects minimized. Conferences at the White House nd treasury department culminated in the' departure for New York of Beo retary McAdoo and Comptroller of the Currency Williams with all the government authority to put In opera tion the plan by which the national banks of the courftry can obtain $500, )00,000 in currency under the Aldrich Vreeland act to meet any obligations. Says Country Is In Good Shape. Mr. McAdoo, before' he left, de clared he considered the country in excellent shape to take care of itself and there was not the slightest rea son' for alarm. President Wilson dis cussed the situation at luncheon with Secretary McAdoo, and is confident any condition can be met without great difllculty. Put $100,000,000 to Work. Before Mr. McAdoo left Washington about $100,000,000 of the Aldrich-Vree-(and currency was shipped to the sub treasury to be ready for the New York banks. This currency can be issued on the security of high class commer cial paper or state and municipal bonds. Commercial paper must be approved by the bank which asks for currency in exchange, by the special association of which . the bank Is a member and must be acceptable to the government Spencer Died Bravely. Wheaton, I1L Henry Spencer, .mur derer of Mrs. Mildred AIlison-Rex-roat, paid the death penalty on the gallows here. The trap was sprung at 10:22 o'clock, and exactly two minutes later he was pronounced dead. . Farmer Stabbed After Quarrel. Guthrie, Ok. Near Warwick, Oscar Bridge and K Q. Bagwell, farmers who bad had trouble previously, met in the road and quarreled. Bridge was stabbed in the hip and the a bo men and physicians say be probably will die. Bagwell is under arrest. Three Killed in Illinois. Springfield, I1L Frank Walker, his son James and James d'Xetl were shot and .killed at Farmers ville. Joe. Pence was accused of the killing. Fisjm TrK kIj' GENERAL VIEW OF BELGRADE, government was removed when the Austrians advanced across the border CECILIE SAFE IN BAR HARBOR German Liner With $10,OCO,G0O in Gold on Board Races to American Waters. Bar Harbor, Me. The North Ger man Lloyd steamer Kronprinzessin Cecilie, carrying more than $10,000, 000 gold and whose whereabouts have been more or less of a mystery since it sailed from New York a week ago, has arrived in the harbor iere. The Cecilie dropped anchor here at 6 o'clock in the morning after a forced run of four days, its oflicers fearing capture. With a cargo of $10,000,000 in gold and $1,000,000 in silver consigned to French and English bankers, with an estimated value of over $5,000,000 in itself, the Kronprinzessin Cecilie has constituted probably the finest sea prize ever open to capture. As It crept along the Maine coast and into the harbor under the cover of night, each deck, at every porthole was blanketed with canvas so that not a gleam of light betrayed her where abouts. Its four stout stacks had been tipped with black paint so that it re sembled an English steamship. PRIMARY RETURNS ARE SLOW Senator Stone Easily Wins in Missouri Curtis Defeats Bristow in -Kansas. Kansas City. Early returns from Missouri scattered well over the state Indicated that William Joel Stone had been renominated for the United States senate in the Democratic pri maries by a huge majority. Early re turns indicate that Akins had defeat ed Evans for the Republican nomina tion. . . Topeka. Figures so far received from the primary election indicate that Curtis has been nominated for United States senator by a safe plurality. The race between Neeley and Farrelly, Democrats, is very close. Oklahoma City. Early returns from the state primary indicate the nomi nation of AI. Jennings for governor mad Gore for senator. CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS Secretary Garrison has issued a statement announcing that President Wilson had approved the relief plan worked out by bis cabinet oflBcers. He said Assistant Secretary of War Breckenridge, a number of army of ficers and officials of the treasury de partment would sail on the Tennessee at once to handle the government funds and arrange for transportation of Americans. - Postmaster General Burleson h3 completed temporary arrangements for handling mail for Europe under conditions imposed by the war. At least one mail to Europe each week would be 'assured by vessels of the American line in the event all the big German, English and French ships were taken from service. Ships flying the Italian, Dutch, Norwegian or Swedish flags would be available at times to carry the Atlantic mails. Jean Leon Jaures, the noted So cialist leader, was assassinated while dining in a small restaurant near the Paris bourse. The assassin was ar rested but refused to disclose his identity. Later he was Identified as Raoul Villain, 29 years old, said to be the son of a clerk of the civil court at Rhelms. . Four hundred Servians, marching in military formation, attacked the of fices of the Austro-Hungarian consuls at Cleveland, O. Police dispersed the mob. No damage was done. - President Wilson has flatly turned down a request by Republican leaders of the senate that in view of the danger to business in the United States growing out of the European war the pending trust legislation pro gram be postponed until the next ses sion of congress. -.'- - Two robbers who broke Into the home of William Newhouse, 68, a farmer living four miles northwest of Indianapolis, were shot and killed by Newhouse after the farmer, who is a cripple, had been beaten so badly be died from bis wounds. SERVIA 'V H1" 2 "5?ag5 ATLANTIC LINERS HELD UP Sailing Dates of Big Passenger Stead era Cancelled Americans Strand ed in Europe. ,New York. The North German Lloyd steamship line announced that none of its steamers would sail from New York until further notice. An nouncement also was made that no North German-Lloyd ships would sail from Europe for this country for the present. ' Reports at local steamship agencies and offices of express companies given out here show that more than 150,000 Americans are now traveling In Eu rope. This is based on figures of steamship companies, which show that 166.000 persons went abroad up to July 24. Of these, about 16,000 have returned. In the event of general war it would require many trips of the- liners that would not be affected to bring the 150,000 "Americans home. The President Grant of the Hamburg-American line, which sailed from this port, has been recalled -by wire less. The President Grant sailed for Cherbourg, Plymouth and Hamburg with 171. cabin passengers and 14G In the steerage. In announcing her re call, officials of the line asserted that it was due to the unsettled conditions abroad. UNITED STATES IS ALERT McAdoo Goes to New York to Confer With Financiers Regarding Cur rency Conditions. New York. Secretary William G. McAdoo of the treasury department, John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the currency, and Charles S. Hamlin and William P. G. Harding, members of the federal reserve board, arrived In New, York to discuss with New York financiers relief measures to avert financial difficulties threatened by the European crisis. Those attend ing -the conference included J. P. Mor gan and his partner, Henhy P. Da vison; Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National City bank, and A. Barton Hepburn," chairman of the Chase National bank. The New York'clearing house com mittee called a meeting of the Clear ing House association to arrange im mediate issuance of clearing house certificates. The New York Savings Bank association will meet before banking hours and it was understood that the CO-day clause empowering banks to refuse payments to deposit ors within that period would go into effect. STOCK EXCHANGE CLOSES Governors of New York Institution do Not Care to be Made a Dump ing Ground. New York. The New York Stock Exchange did not open the other morning. The governors held a meet ing before the opening hour and de cided that a suspension of trading is the wisest course to pursue In view of tbe fact that all the European bourses are closed, and keeping the exchange here open would merely make this market the dumping ground for security holders all over the world who are frantically - de sirous of turning their stocks and bonds into money. This market, in fact, has been the only one In the world where trading has gone on un restricted in the past three days, and such a volume of foreign selling or ders was received that the exchange was on the verge of a panic. . Horses Kill Oklahoma Boy. Coweta, Ok. While helping his fa ther drive horses in from pasture, Charles Russell Hausam,- son of one of the most widely known citizens of Wagoner county, was knocked down by one of the horses and killed. ; Catch a Yellowstone Bandit. Helena, Mont. One of the bandits who robbed the stage coaches in the Yellowstone . National Park recently has been captured in tbe wilds of Idaho by Jimmy McBride, a noted Yel lowstone Park scouL THnFC'ffirjfjcBO" f I Illlaia If lltllL.UU -1 A STRONG STOMACH LIVER ACTIVITY" BOWEL REGULARITY It Is impossible for you to be strong and robust to be able "to win" if you do not possess these three essentials; but there is a snlfnrilrl nnnnrtu n iiti f . '"""1 with the assistance of- HOSTETTER'S Stomach Bilfers 01 to restore these organs iu a uuimai tucuuion ana thus promote health and strength Start today. - NEW EXPERIENCE FOR BARBER First Time Ha Had Shaved .Man Whose Face Had an Unequal Growth of Hair. CapL W. V. Lucas, who was an offi cer In tbe Fourteenth Iowa regiment.' tells an amusing story of an incident that occurred during General Price's raid into Missouri In the last year of the Civil war. The story appears In "Pilot Knob," by Messrs. C. A. Peter son and J. M. Hanson. "On arriving at J?ilot Knob the aft ernoon before the 'engagement of the Twenty-seventh, I went into a barber shop to be shaved. Suddenly, when the barber had shaded only one-half of my face, the long roll was beaten. I left my chair instantly, and reached my company, half a block away, with one side of my face shaved smooth, whereas the other" displayed a two weeks' growth of beard. I did not complete the shave until six days afterward, when a colored barber did the job at Rolla, 75 miles away. While working the dirt and sand out of the long side, the fellow's curiosity was excited, until he could no longer refrain from comments. " 'I nevah see a face befo". Bah,' said be. 'dat one side was richer dan de odder; but yo's is, suah!' "My explanation seemed to afford him great relief." Youth's Compan ion. - His Method, Exactly. The teacher In an East side school was reproaching Tommy, who had "licked" Heine In satisfaction for a grievance. Tommy's penitence was at a low ebb,, and teacher's golden-rule admonishing fell on unrecepUve ears. But at last she struck a responsive note. "The right way to treat your ene mies. Tommy," she said, "is to heap coals of fire on his head." "Yes, ma'am, that's jes what I done," said Tommy, brightening. "I give him ell!" Three Woods In One Tree. Civil Engineer F. T. Moore, presi dent of a scientific society of Win sted. Conn., reports an unusual find in the woods of Barkhamsted, where he felled a tree containing three spe cie in one. The butt of the tree was oak, the middle chestnut, and the top hemlock. Mr. Moore is also a church member. Boston Herald. A popular man is one who doesn't say smart things at the expense of his friends. ' - Duty comes before pleasure. If you don't believe It, look in the dictionary. NEW IDEA Helped Wisconsin Couple. It doesn't pay to Btick too closely to old notions of things. ' New Ideas often lead to better health, success and happiness. A Wis. couple examined an Idea new to them and stepped up several rounds on the health ladder. Tbe husband writes: "Several years ago we suffered from coffee drinking, were sleepless, nerv ous, sallow, weak and Irritable. My wife and I both loved coffee and thought it was a bracer." tDelusion.) "Finally, after years of suffering, we read of Postum and the harm fulness of coffee, and believing that to grow we should give some attention to new ideas, we decided to test Postum. "When we made it right we liked It and were free of Ills caused by coffee. Our friends noticed the change fresher skin, sturdier nerves, better temper, etc "These changes were not sudden, but Increased as we continued to drink and enjoy Postum. and we lost the desire for coffee. "Many of our friends did not like Postum at first, because they did not make It light. But when they made Postum according to directions on pkg they liked it better than coffee and were benefited by the change. Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. Postum now comes in t'sso forms: Regular Postum must Ije well boiled. 15c and 25c packages. Instant Postum is a soluble pow der. Made In the cup with hot water no boiling. SOc and 50c tins. . Tbe cost per cup of both kinds la about the same. "There's a Reason" for Postum. . old by Grocers, .