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In twenty days more the
(Q)UR Autumn Display of
Is now complete. The favor with which tho line has
been received is evidenced in the fact that notwith
standing present trade conditions, we are absolutly in
receipt of duplicate orders. Better selections, better
ranges of value, more liberal terms or lower prices can
be had in no market near by or distant
Personal inspection solicited.
dEiULirrplhi? HIiTblbosiL s Co
Wholesale Exclusively.
Union Veterans' Union
Woman's Yeteran Relief Union
National Encampment
Binghamton, N. Y.
Aug. 18 to 2196
Round Trip $16
Tickets will be sold August 17 and 18,
good to return on August 21 and 22.
For full particufawcait-AtJiff Four
ofllces, No. 1 Kast Washington street, 36
Jackson place and Union Station.
II. M. UltOXSON, A. G. P. A.
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tion 7:lo a. m.; returning, leaves Lin
cinnati, 7 p.m.
Loum U2. New Albany Jt Chicago Railway.
Fnllman Vestibule Train Serrlce.
Tialntdall; at LOO a. m., 3.45 p. m. and 1 -MO night.
Arm i bl ko p. n., .2u p. m. ana 7.35 a. in.
Lc&ie Chicago dailjlii a.m.. 10.4s a. in. and $U'
I. nu
Arrive Indianapolis 8.0O a.m., 4 35 p.m. and 3.23 a. m.
CLlcago biff pr at wet end I'nWa ita;iou, ready
th 30.
Detailed Information at Union Station and 2 Weal
TWLlEftou ktrrrr. HUl. . H y LKK, I. 1. A.
We Buy and Sell
Ccrrenrordenc ollcRed.
WUoineibolce6rrrCfn!. Bonds wide-
V fornUa TK A VLLEKS Letter? ot Credit
Aiailatlelntii iart of tie world.
Indnrrd to Inimlsrat to (innlemala
and Treated Urtitnllr There.
MONROE, La.. Auj. 9. Letters received
In this city tell harrowing tales of suffering
experienced by a colony of Louisiana ne
groes In Guatemala, who were Induced to
go there last May to work on railroads. The
letters pay that four of their-number have
been killed and that those t ill alive are in
m, condition worse than slavery, and they
are anxious to return to their Louisiana
homes. Last May a number of young ne
groes in this vicinity and at Jacksonville
contracted with agents to go to Central
America to work on railroads. Flattering
Inducements were held out to them. They
were promleed hih wai,s, easy work and
splendid treatment. The Utters some of
them have written homo Indicate that they
were hady deceived. Henry Wind, of Jack
sonvi'l. received a letter from his brother
yesterdr. dated at I'anzos. July 27, con
taining information that James fchaw, Wil
lie Hrad.Vy, a boy named Sam. and another
whC4- r.i'tne the writer did not know, had
been !;;' i near Ramos while 'attempting
to su.T.f. The negroes employed on the
ratlrcid are guarded by soldiers of the
Qua tinaian government are treated bru
tally. It is alleged, and receive scant ration
and very small pay. Parson Kills has re
reived a letter from his son IZnnls, in which
he tells tales of great Buffering.
Taken in time Hood'a Sarsapartlla pre
vents serious illness by keeping the blood
pure end nil the organs in a healthy condition.
We will to-day commence selling
Men's Fancy Cassimere and Cheviot
Suits, in medium and light colors and
light weight, for
That have been selling at $15, $18 and
balloting on the pony closes.
Can get a Soda and also
J. 1 OXJXv3D)'S
Drug Store.
201 Indiana Avenue.
One Wm Accused of Mnrderlnc n
Planter and 3Ierchant, and the Oth
ers of Killing: a Mosm Gatherer.
IIAIINVILLE, La,, Aug. 9.-There was
a triple lynching- in this town ju.t before
12 o'clock last night, and this morning the
bcdles of three Italian murderers were
found swinging from the rafters of a shed
near the courthouse. One of the men is
Lorenzo Saladlno, who assassinated Jules
Guerlmard at Freetown.last Tuesday night,
and the other two were Decino Sorcoro
and Angelo llarcuso, who murdered an old
Spaniard on the Ashton plantation, near
Routte Station, some time ago. j
Ever since the murder of Guerlmard this
parish has been In a fever of excitement
over the affair, and even on the first night
after the murder It was with great dif
ficulty that Sheriff Ory prevented the
lynching of Saladlno. He spirited him
away to the woods and kept him there
over night, and the next day took him to
the new Jail in Hahnville. In the mean
time, the evidence against Saladlno in
creased and public feeling correspondingly
grew in Intensity. About 11:00 o'clock last
night the lynchers, who had concentrated
on tho outskirts of the town, began to
move on the Jail. They captured the old
negro guard, and, by the vigorous use of
axes, with which they were well supplied,
soon demolished the Jail and cell doors
and took the prisoners out and executed
Lorenzo Saladlno- was charged with the
murder of Jules Guerlmard, one of the
prominent planters and merchants of that
section. The murder occurred on Tuesday
night, at Freetown, in St. Charles Parish,
a short distance from the river bank. Mr.
Guerlmard was on the gallery with sev
eral friends playing" cards while awaiting
the arrival of a boat with some freight.
When the whistle of the boat blew, Mr.
Guerlmard arose to meet her. "When he
was a few feet away from his party a
thot was fired. It was from a shotgun
loaded with all sorts of missiles, and the
load struck him full in the throat, almost
severing his head from his body, and kill
ing him Instantly, besides wounding Mr.
Robert Espenard, a New Orleans engineer.
In the arm. Search for the murderer was
made, but he was not found. The shot
was fired from behind a tree at the edge
of the road, and the a?sa?sln escaped
through the thick growth. Suspicion
pointed to the Sicilian, who bears a bad
character. He had threatened Mr. Guerl
mard's life because the latter had testified
against him In a suit brought because Sal
adino endeavored to defraud New Orleans
creditors. A visit to his bouse revealed his
shotgun, which he said had not been llred
in three months. One barrel was found
freshly discharged. "While he was not told
of the charge against him, he disclaimed
the killing. 1-ater on, an old Italian
woman, arrested at his place, confessed
that Saladlno, when he returned home that
night, said: "I got him." Saladlno would
have been lynched that night but for
Sheriff Ory, who hid hl3 prisoner In the
The crime for which the other two Ital
ians besides Saladlno were hung was the
murder of an old Spaniard on the Ashton
plantation, near IJoutte Station. The in
centive to the crime In this case was that
the old Spanlr.rd was their rival in tho
business ot gathering moss. They had fre
quently threatened ids life.
Fonr IeopIe Drowned In Lake Mich
igan While llnthlnsr.
BENTON' HARBOH, Mich... Aug. 9.
Four persons were drowned in Lake Mich
igan this afternoon at "Double L Gap," a
mile north of here. They were:
FUENCHY." a stranger.
The men. with a dozen others, were
bathing, when two of the number, who
could not swim, were caught by the un
dertow and the others went to their res
cue. Two brave fellows lost their own
lives In the effort, while a third had a
narrow escape by a drowning man cling
ing to him and pulling him under
Yesterday the Popocratle Nominee
and Wife "Went to Church and Then
Electioneered by Kissing Babies.
IV. C. Whitney's Prediction ns to Neiv
York State One of Faulkner's Lies
Ventilated by Apsley.
CHICAGO, Aug. 9. Thousands of en
thusiastic free-silver Democrats called at
th Clifton House to see W. J. Bryan and
his wife to-day. They came with their
wive3 and babies and children. But It was
late in the afternoon before their desires
were satisfied. In the ilrst place Mr. and
Mrs. Bryan slept until the middlo of the
forenoon. They were weary and worn
from the fatigue and hot weather of yes
terday. Then they wanted to be prepared
for the excitement of to-morrow. "When
thej' had breakfasted they took a carriage
and alone went to church. They drove to
the Presbyterian Church at Englewood
.and listened to an orthodox sermon
preached by the Rev. John Clark Hill. The
divine did not know that the Democratic
nominee and his wife were coming and
two-thirds of the congregation went home
after the services In utter Ignorance cf
flie fact that their house of worship had
been honored by his presence. No refer
ence was made to the political issues of
the day by the preacher in his sermon, nor
did he in his prayers mention the candi
date or hi3 cause. One reason that Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan attended services at the
Englewood church was beca&se the Rev.
Dr. Hill has accepted a call to act as pas
tor over tho First Prsebyterian Church at
Lincoln, of which Mr. and Mrs. Bryan are
both members. They wanted to hear their
new pastor. Mr. Hill is now pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Austin, and he
preached at Englewood as a "supply" dur
ing the absence of the regular pastor.
All the while there were thousands of
eager Democrats calling at the Clifton
House to see their national leader. But
they were disappointed. After returning to
the hotel Mr. and Mrs. Bryan ate dinner
and then took an after-dinner nap, which
lasted until near 6 o'clock In the evening.
Afterwards they went to the parlors and
held an Informal reception. The throng
then fcegan to pour in. The Democratic
nomine and his wife were kept busy shak
ing hands, kissing babies and children un
til near the time for their departure. They
left on the 11:30 train over the Pennsyl
vania for the East.
The train will arrive at Pittsburg to
morrow night. As yet the travelers have
made no definite plans to what route
tbey.-Wi'Jiake from there to New York.
The train will stop at all stations between
hero and Pittsburg and at every point dur
ing the day to-morrow Mr. Bryan will give
the citizens a chance to hear him talk or
shake him by the hand. It is understood
that there will be a grand demonstration
at Canton. O., Major MeKlnley's home,
where the train will arrive about 1 p m.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bryan are looking In
the best of health and seem to enjoy the
tour Immensely.
Senator Faulkner "Called Down" by
Representative L. D. Apsley.
Special to the Xnt'.lar.aroUs Journal.
WASHINGTON, Aug. .-The campaign
at the present moment is still In Its talking
stage. Senator Faulkner, the chairman of
the Democratic congressional committee, is
making dally statements of large acces
sions to the free-silver vote were hitherto
no silver strength had been expected, and
Representative Apsley, the acting chairman
of the Republican committee, is promptly
meeting each discovery of Mr. Faulkner's
with a defection among the laboring classes
from the silver vote. Recently Mr. Apsley
and Mr. Faulkner crossed each other's
trails, so to speak, Mr. Apsley having un
dertaken to make some statements and
venture some predictions regarding West
Virginia. Thereupon Senator Faulkner was
moved to taunt Mr. Apsley, saying In an
lnetrvlew: "Mr. Apsley might do better to
let West Virginia alone and watch his own
district up in Massachusetts." and he In
vited Mr. Apsley's attention to the fact
that the Hudson Independent, a prominent
dally paper in Mr. Apsley's district (the
Fourth), had come out tor free silver, and
he suggested, too, that if Mr. Apsley would
look after, his district ir. Massachusetts the
chairman of the Democratic congressional
committee would try t- keep up in West
Virginia. To this Mr. Arscy replied: -Senator
Faulkner's info.maio.i appears to be
as largely misinformation as it was two
years ago, when h and I occupied the
same positions we cI'j now. As for the
Hudson Indcpendeni. matter, on which he
lays so much stros-;. it reminds me very
much of Professor Agassiz's comment on
the description of a :rab glren by one of
his pupils. The stJcont had said that a
crab was a fish that walked backward, to
which Professor A;:3ss"z replied that the
definition was all light, except that tho
crab was not a fish und 'Vol wot walk back
ward. As a matter cf fact, the Hudson In
dependent, to which Mr. Faulkner allu.las
so fondly, dees not tppct.r in Hudson, but
In Marlboro. In th next place, it was
never a Republican paper that came out
for free silver, but. on the contrary, has
always be n a Democratic paper, and in
the third place the Democratic Malhoro In
dependent has been supporting me for Con
gress." Mr. Apslev ha, however, notified the
managers of his district that lie will not
under any circumstances accept a renomi
nalion. Mr. Apsley wad vice chairman of
tho Republican congressional committee In
the last campaign, and was unanimously
re-elected bv his associates to act in the
same capacity during the present cam
paign, and, while he will not stand for re
election to Congress, he will remain with
Chairman Babcock at the head of the Re
publican congressional committee in Wash
ington untl'. after the election in November.
Although lie has been assured of practical
ly a unanimous re nomination, and friends
have brought pressure to bear upon him to
again become a candidate. Mr. Apsley
feels that he owes it to his important busi
ness interests to withdraw from active poli
tics after the close or his present term hi
Congress. He hti represented one of the
most stalwart Republican districts In Mas
sachusetts, being elected the last time by
over S.m.) majority, and materially Increas
ing his vote over the returns of is?2. Mr.
Apsley has been an eminently successful
Representative: he has been very popular,
not only In his own delegation, but among
the members of the House. He Is the pres
ident und treasurer of the Apsley RuhSer
Company, whir-h employs nearly one thou
sand hands; president f the Mlllay Last
Company, president of the Hudson Hoard
of Trade, and is ldentlhed with many other
enterprises. Mr. Apsley left for Massachu
setts on Saturday, but will return on Tues
day and be at congressional headquarters
until the return of Chairman Babcock,
when he and Representative McCall. of
Boston, will make a tour of inspection
throughout the Middle and Western States.
Stetrnrt and Others Prenchlna White
Metal, lut I)enan4log Ciold.
A correspondent r f the Globe-Democrat
said to Dr. Robert Xourse yesterday:
"You said in your lecture last night that
you had an interview with Senator Stewart,
of Nevada, on tho silver question. What
was said upon that occasion?"
Yes," said Dr. Nourse, "I had a spirited
debate with the Senator. I live In a beau
tiful village just outside the city of Wash
ington, D. C, named Falls Church, Va.
The Democrats of Fairfax and Alexander
counties, in which Falls Church Is situ
ated, had a barbecue and Bryan and
Sewall notitication meeting. Among the
many speakers was Senator Stewart. I
heard him deliver a speech in behalf of free
silver an hour and twenty minutes long.
He Fald a Republican In that locality
would be a curiosity to him, and that gold
men were scarce. I told him I was a gold
man. I told him I hid the courage of my
convictions. He said I had no convictions.
I then retorted and told him he certainly
had none, and at one charged him with
talking free silver and of making his mort
gages payable in gold. He was much
taken back, and said that he had mort
gages In California; that the lawyer who
.arranged tho mortgages had used a blank
of his own, and tlun. payments of both
principal and Interest were paid In gold.
He said he had nothing to do with it what
ever; it was all left to his attorney. I
learned that the silver forces of the whole
1'aciflc coast, the part of the country most
vociferous for silver, demanded all pay
ments made to them should he in gold, and
It still further amounted to this: They in
sisted that all the money that they cared
to receive should be gold, and all the
money they wanted to pay out should be
depreciated silver."
BY 200,000 MAJORITY.
W. C. Whitney Snyti Mclvlnley Will
Svreep Xevr York Stnte.
NEW YORK, Au. 9. Early yesterday
there was a report in circulation that Wil
liam C. Whitney, in discussing the third
party 'meeting at Ir.dlanapolis, had ex
pressed the opinion that Bryan would carry
New York Str.te. Contradiction came
speedily in the shape of a statement direct
from Mr. Whitney. It ran as follows:
"I am credited with having expressed the
opinion that New York State is In doubt.
I have never expres"d-any opinion having
any likeness to this statement to anyone.
On the contrary'. I have alawys said that
Bryan would, in my judgment, lose this
State by a larso majority. I shojlrl not feel
called upon to pay any attention to rumors
of this Etirt, except for the fact I am in
formed improper use 1j being made of my
alleged opinion."
"Then you do not give up the State?"
"What! Give up the State of New York
on an Issue which means repudiation?
Never! There is nothing absolutely noth
ingto justify honest men in yielding an
Inch of their ground. On the contrary, you
may express It as my firm conviction that
Mr. McKlnley will carry this State by fully
2o9.0i.rt majority, and in that majority you
will find men of all classes who put patriot
ism over partisanship in an issue of this
kind. I have no hesitation rn expressing
this belief. It comes from what I have
seen, what I jiave heard, what I have In
vestigated, and what I know."
Sound-Money Democratic Club.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. Local gold
standard Democrats have opened the cam
paign in earnest. At an enthusiastic meet
ing under the auspices of the. recently-organized
"Sound-money Democratic Club"
over 500 representative Democrats and
others were present. Judge Francis Black,
ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
presided, and In calling the meeting to or
der ho made a speech in repudiation of
the Chicago platform and in behalf of the
gold standard. Hon. Frederick T. Lehman,
a St. Louis lawyer, delivered the principal
address. He took occasion to severely crit
icise TTnlted States Senator Georee Vest
for his stand on the money question and
denounced the Chicago platform as being
"opposed to the best interests of the la
boring man. the merchant and the people,
besides being a menace to good govern
ment." The address was received with re
peated Interruptions of applause and will
bo circulated as a campaign document.
Denied by, the Silver Uarons.
DENVER. Col., Aug. 9. The Rocky
Mountain News recently sent to the lead
ing mining and smelting men of the coun
try a letter asking as to the truth of the
statement that "the Bonanza silver-mine
owners" have maintained extensive bu
icaus, with a corps cf speakers and writ
ers, and that William J. Bryan has been
in receipt of a salary from them for some
years. Replies have been received from
seventeen prominent mining men, includ
ing J. J. Hagcrman. Eben Smith, Simon
Guggenheim. S. A. Joseph!, Dennis Sheedy
and Byron E. Shear, all of whom deny the
existence of any bureau or organization of
sl!ver-mine owners for the purpose alUged
by Mr. Thurston, and denounce as a false
hood the .statement that Mr. Bryan has
ever received a salary or any remuneration
whatever from them for advocating the
silver cause.
1 1 :i ii ii ii Starts for Chlengo.
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 9.-Chairman
Ilanna, of the Republican national com
mittee, left at midnight for Chicago to
give his attention to tho. Western cam
paign, lie said to-day that he understood
there was plenty of work awaiting him.
he having received word to the effect that
more than a thousand Republicans were
waiting to see him to get the details of
campaign work. Maj. Charles Dick, who
Is to have charge of the Chicago headquar
ters, will start for Chicago to-morrow, and
tho work of the campaign will be pursued
from now on.
Fusion in Illinois.
CHICAGO, III.. Aug. 9. After a confer
ence between State committees of the Dem
ocratic and Populist parties It is now af
firmed that W. F. Beck, of Olney, candi
date for Auditor on the Democratic State
ticket, will be withdrawn and the place giv
en to some leading Populist. This. It Is
said, will Insure a complete fusion of both
parties on tho presidential and State tick
ets. Beck is protesting against hls.rcmoval.
but he Is o.ered the salve of appointment
to a position should Governor Altgeld bo
Minnklhi nnd u .Nck'ro Speak.
Special to the InJi.inaiwlis Journal.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 9. At last night's
meeting of the Interstate Democratic Club
Ifon. "Gil" Shanklln. of Evansville, divided
the honors of the evening as orator with
Mr. William Moore, the negro laborer, who
resigned his JiM-a-year job in the Treasury
because he could no longer work In the
department with Logan Carlisle, after that
gentleman bolted the Democratic ticket.
Three People InMantly Killed nnd
Fifteen Injnred.
COLUMBIA. Ta.. Aug. 9. Three persons
were Instantly killed and fifteen Injured,
some probably fatally, by the derailing of
a trolley car on the Columbia and Donegal
electric read to-nIrht just ouOlde the
borough lindts of Columbia. The dead are:
At least one and probably two of the In
jured may die before morning. The place
where the accident occurred Is at the base
of a steep incline, alongside of which runs
a high embankment. The car was loaded
with passengers, and as it reached the
edge of the Incline there wa3 no indication
of Impending danger. Once on the Incline,
however, the car began to slip, owing to
wet tracks. Tho motorman applied the
brakes, and at that moment the genr wheel
broke, rendering the brakes useless. The
car dashed along at a terrific rate, while
within tho terror stricken passengers rat
and stood petrified with fear. The car, on
reaching the bottom, took a sharp turn
and was thrown up against the embank
ment. Word waa quickly sent to Colum
bia and a relief car was hurried to the
scene. At present the names cf the In
jured are unknown
Sol Still In Leogae rrlth the "Grim
Reaper," and Cnnslnpr Denth nnd
Misery Throughout the Lund.
Mcrcnry Above 00 at Some Point for
Tito "Weeks Storm In Nebraska
Cooler In Northern Indiana.
N"EW YORK, Aug. 9. Filty persons died
in the greater New York district to-day as
a result of the extreme hot weather. Over
one hundred cases of prostrations have
been reported In the territory embracing
New York city, Brooklyn and Btaten isl
and. A number of theso cases, the physi
cians believe, will prove fatal. In New
York city alone forty persons are known
to have perished because of the extreme
high temperature. The list of persons who
suffered from sunstroke and who are at
their homes or hospitals in charge of phy
siclans will reach seventy. The sixth day of
the death-dealing weather did not reach by
one degree the maximum temperature of
several of the preceding days, the highest
point touched by the oinclal mercury be
ing 91 degrees. Many thermometers, how
ever, not so fortunately located, showed
a rang from 97 to 1C5 degrees. At 11
o'clock to-night there was a heavy local
storm and the temperautre dropped five
degrees In about as many minutes. The
wind blew fifty miles an hour during this
storm. The storm seemed to have little
effect upon the general conditions and
soon as It ceased the mercury commenced
to rise noce more.
The police reported the following deaths
to-day in which the extreme heat is sup
posed to have been the real or contrib
uting cause:
JOHN PAGE, twenty-eight years old.
WILLIAM LANGBEIN, forty years.
ETHEL MOORE, four months.
WILLIAM GROSS, seven months.
EDWARD CORCORAN, forty years.
T. FINLEY, thirty-two years.
MICHAEL SHEBHAN, thirty-four years.
LOUIS M GRATH, sixty-four years.
DANIEL HURLEY, thirty-six years.
BRIDGET KELLEY, fifty-one years.
MARTIN DOOLEY. thlrty-flve years.
JOHN MONRAJIAN. thirty-five years.
MARY M'CANN, rifty-six years.
MARY SLEVIN. fifty-five years.
JOHN BOHEN, thirtv-seven years.
Deaths In Brooklyn.
NEW YORK, Aug. 9. A number of fatal
cases of sunstroke have been reported from
Brooklyn. Niles Fallon,' aged thirty-live,
died this morning, the result of prostration
due to intense heat. Daniel Kelly was
found dead In his room on Hudson street.
His death is said to have been due to heat
exhaustion. Martin J. Ruth, aged forty
two, died at his home before an ambu
lance called to remove him to a hospital
could reach him. Henry J. Clinton, aged
fifty-two, was attending a meeting of the
Holy Name Society to-day, when he was
overcome by the heat and fell from his
chair and died. John Arnold, Andrew De
bos, Edward Dooley. John Kelleher and
Charles McCalley are other Brooklyn cit
izens whose deaths to-day are attributed
to the hot weather. Ten cases of persons
who were prostrated by the heat have been
reported. Somo of them may not recover.
And Other Victim of the Snn'n Rnya
Not Expected to Live.
CHICAGO, Aug. 9. Again to-day the sun
scorched the city and the records of deaths
and prostrations will approach those of
yesterday. The fatal cases of sunstroke
up to 10 o'clock numbered 15, while sev
eral others were not expected to live. The
prostrations of not a very serious charac
ter were over thirty. Many people were
mentally affected, and on one of the
bridges the police had a hard
simple with a Swede of giant
strength. who attempted to throw
people into the river. The heat had made
him crazy. The temperature indicated
many peculiarities during the day. The
lowest point marked was 76 degrees at 11
o'clock and the mercury remained almost
stationary at that figure until 2 o'clock.
At 3 o'clock It jumped to b& and at 5
o'clock It was 9:1. the highest mark
touched. While the highest point to-dav
was hvt degrees les than that of yesterday,
the people suffered just as much and the
fatalities show that the heat was equally
dangerous to life.
KmiHnn City' Hot Spell Record.
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 9. Since Monday
last sheltering hot weather has prevailed
In Kansas City and vicinity. The maximum
temperature to-day, as reported by tho
United States Weather Bureau, was 97.
which is the lowest maximum temperature
reported since Monday last, when 97 was
reached. On Friday the record was 102. but
the extreme hat was reached on Saturday,
at 3 p. m.t when the weather bureau re
ported ICC Notwithstanding the weather
has lxen unusually hot and the ppell of
long duration, there have been compara
tively f?w prostrations and but two deaths
which are directly attributable to the heat.
On Friday night Illalre Miro. chef at the
Kansas City Club, drank copiously of Ice
water while In an overheated condklon and
died a few minutes later. James Carney,
a driver, was prostrated on the street on
Thursday and died on the following day
from the effects of the sunstroke. The
ocath rate during the tveek has been heavy,
th extreme heat having apravated. the
arlllctlons of the seriously ailing, but the
two cases mentioned are the oniy cases di
rectly attributable to the heat. A high wind
has prevailed most of the time during the
week, affording conr-Idcrable relief.
Unprecedented nt St. LnnU.
ST. LOUIS, Au- 9. Not beforp in the
history of St. Louis have Its Inhabitants
suffered so much from the heat as during
the week Just ended. The highest point
reached by the thermometer Wiis one hun
dred In the shade, and cn no day was the
maximum below ninety-live. On the streets
the heat was more intense and the record
higher. City Physician Sutter declared to
night that the record of heat prostrations
and deaths at the hospital for the past
week Is unprecedented in its- history. He
reports thai 110 cases, nlf serious, were
cared for, and that nineteen of these died,
while more are still In a critical condition.
This is not the complete record for the
city, for at lcat that many more cases
were taken to the dispensaries, where
many died, and others were Kent from
there to various hospitals or their homes
for treatment.
To-day the highest point reached bv the
thermometer was ninety-nine in shadr.
Twenty victims cf the heat were brought
to the city honltal 'between & p. m. and
midnight, and but two of thes died. Their
names are unknown. Others will die.
In the Nineties for n Week.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 9.-The heat the
past weec has caused many deaths, but
there have been orfly five fatalities directly
from sunstroke. The temperature has bean
JOHN r ARRELL, plxty-four years.
MICHAEL BUCKLEY, twenty-five years
DAVID AT WATER, forty-eight years.
WALTER MERRITT. thirty-nine years.
In the nineties for a week. The weather
bureau reported the maximum temperature
91.1 at 3 p. m., 91 at 6 p. m. and S3 at 10
p. m.
John Sussdorf, aged forty-five, a laborer,
dropped at 6 p. m. to-night and was dead
ten minutes afterward. Harry Helman.
aged thirty vears. a molder. was sitting In
his yard at Nor 1009 Flint street, when a
neighbor called and slapped him on the
back. Heiman dropped dead. The physi
cians said he died of sunstroke. Mary Os
car, aged nineteen, a domestic at No. (.2S
Vine street, dropped on the street and is
In the hospital In a hopeless condition.
There was an unusual number of prostra
tions to-day of those who will recover.
Fell from lOO to T4.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Aug. O.-The long
continued drought In this Immediate vicin
ity was broken by a light rain this after
noon. The temperature, which for the past
ten days has rantred above the 100 mark,
fell to 7i and the indications are that th?re
will be more rain before morning. During
the past week the weather has been the
hottest ever known here since the estab
lishment of the local weather bureau, the
temperature In the Little Rock district av
eraging the highest In the United States.
Twelve or fifteen fatalities from prostra
tions have occurred.
Scorcher nt Ronton,
BOSTON, Mass.. Aug. 9. After a week In
which the east wind played a prominent
part In keeping down tho heat, Boston
was treated to a scorchinar day. The day
was the most uncomfortable thi3 summer.
The thermometer, which at noon was at
70. rose rapidly until 3 p. m.. when it
touched 92 and for two hours remained
above 90. The heat this evening is still
oppressive and is severely felt In the
crowded tenement districts In the north
and west ends of the city. But few pros
trations were reported by the police.
Itnln IlronRht Relief.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 9.-N!nety
was tho highest point touched by the mer
cury to-day, a heavy rain lowering the
temperature several degrees nnd causing a
break In the five days of hottest weather
Milwaukee has experienced since 1S72. No
prostrations or deaths were reported to
day. During the week the death rate in
the city has more than doubled, owing,
physicians sav. to tho extreme heat. Fatal
cases of sunstroke in the city and vicinity
number eight to date.
Canned Three Death.
NEWARK. N. J.. Aug. 9.-The hot
weather to-day was responsible for the
death of three persons In this city. Charles
Zahn. Joseph Ostreitrr and "Joe." a Ger
man laborer employed in Hauck's brew
ery, lis If a dozen cases of serious pros
tration from the heat were also reportel.
Mrs. Mary Habel, aged forty-five, died In
Jersey City to-day of heat prostration. Ten
additional cashes of sunstroke, some if
which may prove fatal, were reported to
the police. v
Storm in Nebraska.
OMAHA. Aug. 9. A terrlbles torm is rag
In Omaha and eastern Nebraska to-night.
This is the climax of a week of terrible
heat in which the thermometer had fluctu
ated near the Hundred mark nearly all the
time. Though a number of prostrations
have occurred, no fatalities have resulted.
The mercury was close to 9S all day, but
to-night has dropped below 90 as a result
of the storm.
Fatality nt Danville, III.
Sreclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
DANVILLE, 111.. Aug. 9. Many heat
prostrations occurred here yesterday and
to-day. Thomas Morris, a laborer, died
this evening from sunstroke. Among
the other sufferers were Miss An
drews, of the circuit clerk's ofllce; Lewis
Kilmnndy, Vinson Smith and Charles Se
ley. the last three being Eastern Illinois
railroad employes.
Average of 1)3 for Fonrteen Day.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Aig. 9. The maxi
mum temperature to-day was 97 degrees;
yesterday It was 5S and the average for the
past fourteen day has been- over 15. There
was but one death to-day, but the mortal
ity among horses was never so great In
this city, the dead animal contractors hav
ing great difficulty In removing the car
casses promptl1.
Extreme Heat General.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 9.-The Enquirer's
specials report extreme heat throughout
Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to-day. There
were two fatal sunstrokes at Fort Wayne,
two at Gallion and one at Mas.slllon. three
serious prostrations at Lima, O., and at
Versailles, Ky., to-day.
Fatal Cnne nt Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 9. The warm
wave continues here. There was one fatal
prostration from the Intense heat to-day.
John T. Bishop, manager of a heading es
tablishment, succumbed at noon and died
two hours iater.
One Death nt Snn Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug. 9. John
Kuefner, Inspector of sewer woiks, died
to-day from the effects of the heat. Kuef
ner fell down while on duty in the open
sun yesterday afternoon, the thermometer
registering 80 in the shade.
Holiest In Vram.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 9. To-day
was the hottest In thU city for several
years. The thermometer registered IS de
grees In the shade. In Holyoke it was i'i
at noon and had fallen eifcht degrees by 2
o'clock p. m.
A Thunderstorm May SHclitly Lower
the Temperature To-Dnjr.
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for
the twenty-four hours ending 11 p. m. Aug.
10 Warm, fair weather on Monday. There
Is a possibility that a thundfrstorm pass
ing over the city In the afternoon or night
may make It KliRhtly cooler temporarily.
General Conditions Low atmospheric
pressure continues, except from tho lower
lakes southward and near the gulf coast.
Hot weather continued, 10 degrees at 7 p.
m., as far north as Kansas. Missouri and
the Ohio valley and at Chicago. III. Ixcal
rains and thunderstorms prevailed In the
lower and upper Mississippi valleys, in
Michigan and near Lake Ontario. Heavy
rain fell during a thunderstorm 1.10 inch
at St. Paul. Minn.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 9.-For Indiana,
Ohio and Illinois Generally fair, except lo
cal thunderstorms in northern portions;
light to fresh southerly shifting to westny
winds: not so warm in northern 'portions
Monday evening; continued high tempera
ture In southern portions.
Sntnlny'w Local Observations.
Time. Rar. Thf r. Ii.ll. Wind. Weather. Pre.
7a,m..nfl.01 82 fO S'v.-tst. Clear. O.oo
7 p.m. .25.97 bl C7 South. Clear. 0.00
Maximum temperature, minimum tem
perature. 7S.
Following is a comparative statement of
temperature and precipitation Aug. 9;
Temp. 1're.
Normal 73 0.11
Mean R7 n.oo
Departure from normal...- 14 o.ll
Departure since- Aug. 1 rm o.Cl
Dtiurture since Jan. 1 Co:
rius. C. F. R. WAPPENHAN8.
Local Forecast Official.
Yenterilny'n Temperatures
Stations. 7 a. m. Max.
i p. m.
Atlanta. Ga
Bismarck. N. D..
Buffalo. N. Y . . . .
Calgary. N. W.
Cairo. Ill
Cheyenne, Wy..
Chicago. Ill
Concordia. Kan..
Davenport, la
Des Moines, la...
Dodge City. Kan.
Galveston. Tex...
Helena. Mcnt
Jacksonville, Fla
Kansas City. Mo.
Lltf.e Bock. Ark.
!2 St
"2 TV
S2 :
TO 52
73 94 Ss
0 i'2 90
70 2
72 90 r
71 9? r:
7J '.0
94 81
7S 95 92
7 95 71
y 72
7 9S 8ii
S 91 M
9) 5
"- M ss
74 IJ I'i
72 94 K
75 92 72
"2 c.;
d M s
02 M V2
hi 9S 92
90 74
7g 94 Sft
76 94 t(i
7S . 94 7S
1 10
MarniHite. Mich...
Memphis. Tenn
Nashville. Tenn
New Orleans. Li
New York ..V. V
North Platte. Neb
Oklahoma. O. T
Omaha. Neb
Pittsburg. Pa
Qu" App?lle, N. W. T....
Rcpld City S. D
Salt Lake City. Utah....
St. lAua, Mo
St. Paul. Minn
Springfield. I I
Sprtnr.Teid. Mo
Vlcksburg. Miss
Washington. D. C
Old Sol Inrlalble for a Time Yrter
day to the People of Alaakft, Nor
HRj-, Japan and Siberia.
In the Hope of Galnlnn VnlnnMe In
formation nn to Snn- Spot nnd
Their Effect on the Earth.
Prfial to the Indianapolis Jourr.!.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 9.-To-day wft a
most Important day in the astronomical
world. For a brief period In the morning
the sun was totally obscured by the moon,
but the eclipse was one of ruch importance
that many astronomers journeyed thousands
of miles to observe It. Unfortunately, tha
ecllpje waa islble only from very few ac
cessible places on this earth. Thus It was
not visible in North America, except In
Alaska, and only Norway, Japan und Si
beria offered satisfactory views of the phe
nomenon. To-day's eclipse was pregnant with the
possibility of valuable information concern
ing the sun's surface, and &o the rela
tionship of the sun to light upon this plan
et. It was the hope of the astronomers to
learn something definite from this eclipse
about the raj'sterious rc.e-colorcd fames
of the sun, which form a conspicuous rart
of tho corona, and whose relationship to
the sun's spots and to terrestrial disturb
tnces have caused so much discussion. It
was believed to be possible that when the
glowing body of the tun Is shut out from
view, and Its liery envelope appeared aa
the corona around the black edge of the
moon, the scientific world would then for
I the lirst time discover the explanation of
many recent disturbances on this earth.
The corona of the sun Is an envelope of
rosc-colored HamcV, violet protuberances
and many colored prominences oxtendlnj
hundreds of thousands of miles into the uni
verse. At the time of total eclipse, such as
that of to-day, evidences of a violent agita
tion of appalling magnitude aro visible la
this corona. When no eclipse occurs,
changes on the sun can only be studied as
sun srots. No adequate explanation has
yet been given by astronomers of the ori
gin and nature of the pun spots, but It
has been found that they are vlsibl in the
corona at times of eclipse, and that the
key to their solution Is In the corona itselL
The rose-colored flames of the corona,
can only be seen when the sun Is totally
obscured. At such a time the whole of the
surface of the great central orb Is shut out
from view by the incrvc ning body of the
moon, and the corona shows forth in all
its splendor around the black disk of the
moon, whose illuminated side Is turned to
ward the earth. The coronu changes ej
rapldlj' and the disturbances on the sur
face of the sun are so violent that instan
taneous photography of the most delicate
kind is necessary to record the phenomena.
What ltnds Interest to to-day's eclipse to
even the lay mind is the belief that certain
protuberances oocur In a corona of the
sun, which are directly connected with vio
lent agitations of the terrestrial magnet.
The great tun snot of June, 1S5C. as was
shown by the astronomer HowUtt, had an
area of alout 2.5,j0,O'.0 square miles.
From the whole of thli vast area the heat
and light of the i:n were hut out from
reaching toward the earth. Thu- was the
climate altered for the time being on this
planet, and growing crops Injuriously uf
fected by this great un spot, which Inter
fered with normal conditions of moisture
and evaporation and deprived, plants ot
needed nourishment. Much mere direct,
however, was the magnetic Influence upon
the earth. The needle, during the whole
timo this sun spot was visible, showed ex
treme agitation. Storm, cyclonee and vol
canic and tidal disturbances were common,
and the year was one of disasters e cry
where. During the whole time this lua
spot was visible every change It under
went was accompanied by Intense mag
netic storms on the earth.
A long line of similar disaster, dis
turbances, eruptions, tornadoes and tidal
wavi'3 upon this earth accompanied each,
of the notable sun spots In recent as
tronomical history. The great rpot of
April and May, liS, was Itself In the form
of a gigantic cyclone, and as mapped by
the astronomer Secchl, It covered an arex
of hundreds of millions of t-quare miles.
The year of Its apearanco was one of vio
lent agitation of the terrestrial atraos
phcre. Volcanoes, which had long been si
lent, broke Into violent eruptions; tidal
waves, almost as disastrous as that which
devastated ."'apan a few months since,
swept tho oceans of the earth; Islands ap
peared and disappeared, and Ftcrms.cy-
rlor.es and tornadoes were everywhere
The year was one of panic and pestilence
on earth.
Worlds are made and unmade in full
view of th? astronomer, thousands of me
teors, shooting- stars and whole conetella-
Hons of planets are at times thrown up
from the great central fires, cither to dis
appear In space or fall back aaln Into the
sun, and the lambent, rose-colored flame."
chans Into a thouand forms of vast mag
nitude and extent.
It Is expected, therefore, that to-day'a
cchipso may furnish Information on which
to base some explanation of the awful se
ries of catastrophes that have tecently vis
ited the earth. Among them the torrada
that swept across St. Ixtuls. the tidal
waves that drowned thousands u;on thou
sands in Japan, the vlclnt atmophcrlo
disturbances noted recently in the various
parts of South America, and the Intense
heat of this summer.
Amherst College rent out an expediting
under the leadership of Professor Todd,
which observed the eclipse at Aheshi. on
the southeastern coast of Yoso, Japan.
Another expedition was sent Out by Har
vard College, while the British and French
governments also dispatched 1odies of ui
entitle men to accessible points to observe
the eclipse.
He Talka Too Much and Make I) I SI
eultle for Jone.
Washington Fpcclal to Chicago Post.
Martyred banker W. V. St. John, treasur
er of the Democratic national committee,
will le "lounccd" if he ranr.ot bo repressed
any other way. Hi bad broik and the
bad breaks cf the galaxy with which he
lias surrounded himself are a constant
source of Irritation and annoyance to
Chairman Jones and the other party man
agers. Jons has trouble enough of his
I own. Ila'f of his waking hours crc spent l

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