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THIS IflDIAKAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1000
SCORES OF VICTIMS
LAST I) AY OP Tili: HOT SPELL THE
WORST OF TUM LOT. V
Thirty-Three Deaths In New York
Due to the High Teniperatnre
FATALITIES IN OTHER CITIES
WASHINGTON, J Ol DEGREES, TIID
HOTTEST PLACE IX THE COUNTRY.
West and Northwest Cooled by Show-erv-Thnntlrrtorm
for Indiana To-I)ay.
- NEW YORK. Aug. 11. Thirty-three per
sons died In this city and vicinity to-day,
thirty of them from heat prostration and
three children from falling from lire es
capes on which they had crawled to get re
lief from the heat.
Since Aug. 6. when the temperature was
91 degrees, the conditions have been grow
ing worse. All In all, it Is the hottest con
tinuous weather New York has had. Fore
caster Emery said to-day that it surpassed
the heat record or 1ST. The themometer
reached OG degrees at 2 p. m.. and registered
thj same figures an hour later. This was
the official record in the bureau, high above
the street and is several degrees cooler
than the temperature on the streets. While
35 degrees was reached on the seventh and
ninth days of August, there was a higher
average range to-day, and the thermome
ters hardly wavered below the highest
figures for many hours. Death after death
The fact that it was a half holiday let
many escape the heat of offices and fac
tories. Before noon there was an exodus
from lower Manhattan. Thousands hurried
to the nearest cars and boats for the sea
shore. The sound steamers had sold out all
their berths early In the day and to-night
many passengers were forced to sleep on
mattresses in the cabins.
The streets leading to cooling resorts
from New York were crowded and express
men were overwhelmed with baggage. It
was the busiest Saturday of tho season.
But the million or two left behind in the
city wereobliged to suffer. The recreation
piers were packed, but they gave little re
lief. The keeper of an East river pier said
the thermometer there had registered 102
degrees during the day and that at 7:30 this
evening it was 02 degrees. Not a rustle of a
breeze could be detected. On the North
river side the conditions were more favor
able as a breeze blew from the west. It
was warm, but it was air stirring, at least.
The greatest sufferers were the little ones,
and the reports from the Eellevue Dispen
sary told of the struggle for life among the
poor. Within the four days during which
the heat has been oppressive there has
been an average of sixty-six child patients
at this dispensary alone, the ages of the
children ranging from Ave months to two
year. The outdoor poor department was
overtaxed ' also, there being twenty-five
applications a day from mothers to have
their children taken to Randall's Island.
There was more humidity in the at
mosphere to-day than on the previous day,
it registering 53 per cent, early in the
morning and advancing during the day.
The suffering among animals was plainly
evident. Many horses fell, some to die,
others to stagger to their feet and go
weakly on. Fire Chief Croker's orders
that hose should be on tap in front of all
fire engine houses saved many horses from
CRAZED BY THE HEAT.
Several Case of Suicide Due to the
TOLEDO, O.. Aug. 11. The record of heat
in ".Toledo was broken to-day when the
mercury, reached 92 degrees at 2 p. m. Tho
absolute record, regardless of time, is 99 de
grees. Minnie Huener, despondent and
crazed by the heat, drank carbolic acid and
died In a few hour?. Mrs. J. Gardner, in a
fit of aberration, caused by intense heat,
attempted to Jump into the river.
The excessive heat Is responsible for
three deaths In Fremont. Mrs. Ilomke An
derson was prostrated and found dead In
fcer room. A child of Charles Gallagher
. i M mm A - M 1 . T I
q:so niea irom euecis ui u- nt-tii. riiiu
nand Fuhrmann, a laborer, crazed by the
beat. Jumped Into the river and was
At Sandusky, Henry Schoepflin was over
come and died a few minutes after arriving
home from work. Michael Murphy, foreman
of the shops of the Sandusky Tool Com
pany, was the second victim.
Sexon Ringholz, of St. Mary's cemetery,
was overcome while digging a grave. lie
may recover. A half dozen other prostra
tions are reported.
Capt. William Guttzelt was sunstruck at
Marblehead Junction and. becoming crazed,
ran violently against a barb-wire fence, in
which he became entangled. lie was horri
bly mutilated in struggling to free himself
and died a few minutes later.
SIX DEATHS AT CHICAGO.
Twenty - Fire
Chased toy Ileat-Crased Husband.
CHICAGO. Aug. 11. Six deaths here were
due to the heat to-day, the eighth day of the
torrid spell, and there were twenty pros
trations, three of which will prove fatal.
MRS. MARY LTLE.
LEWIS W. DYRENFORTII.
The mercury touched Its highest point at
S o'clock In the office of the Weather Bureau
when 92 degrees was reached. Down on
the street it was 93 to 97. A small shower
In the afternoon sent the mercury down to
80 for a short period, but it arose again
to V) degrees and was sent down again to
SO degrees by a pitiful little thunderstorm
at 8 p. m. The second time it remained at
SO degrees but the weather man says It will
pass J) degrees again to-morrow.
The heat to-day was so oppressive that
many foundries and manufactories were
compelled to close. At the Pullman car
shops over eleven hundred men stopped
work, unable to stand the fierce heat of the
furnace and sun combined.
Crazed by the heat. Igna Lazarskl, a
butcher at S2C7 Ontario avenue, attempted
to murder his wife with a butcher knife to
day. He chased her for nearly a block
down a crowded street, and w:as finally
overpowered after a desperate struggle.
Mrs. Lazarskl may die as the result of her
HOTTEST CITY IX THE COUNTRY.
Government Thermometer Registered
tot at WashlnRton Yesterday.
WASHINGTON. . Aug. 11. Washington
was the hottest city In the United States
to-day. For the first time since Aug. 12,
lSJ nineteen years ago the official ther
mometer at the Weather Bureau registered
101 decrees and the private street ther
mometers reached several degree higher.
The eleven days of the present month have
been warmer than the first half of August,
r5. when the terrific heat made a record
here in the number of fatalities. The city
weltered all day and sporadic breezes
tf nte-J to help the ftt'iMloii but little. For-
tunately, however, the humidity was un
usually low, which doubtless averted a long
list of prostrations. The government de
partments, in accordance with the usual
custom, closed an hour earlier than usual,
while the Census Bureau, as well as many
private establishments, gave a. half ho'lday
to all employes. The hot wave has pre
vailed over th country from southern New
England to the Rockies. The Weather
Bureau forecasters to-night hold out hope
for cooler weather in this section by Mon
day. ALL A CG 1ST RECORDS BROKEN.
Olllclal Temperature nt Philadelphia
Climbed to lOO.O.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 11. The tem
perature to-day broke all records for Au
gust. At 3 o'clock this afternoon the gov
ernment thermometer on top of the post
office building registered 100.6 degrees. This
was within one degree of the highest tem
perature ever officially recorded here. On
Sept. 7, 18S1, the maximum temperature was
101.5 degrees. .At 8 o'clock this morning 87
degrees was noted. The noon temperature
was 97, and at 8 o'clock to-night it stood at
92. The minimum, SI, was observed at 3
o'clock this morning, and the average for
the day was 94.
The local forecast office has.no record of
a hot spoil so protracted as the present.
The week has . been one of intense heat
and excessive humidity, resulting in nu
merous fatalities and scores of prostrations.
The observer at this station said to-nlht
that there was no indications of relief.
Shower. are likely to occur to-morrow, but
their effect on the temperature will be only
Cooler Weather In the Northwest.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Aug. 11. The worst of
the present hot spell seems fo be over In
the Northwest, the mercury early to-day
dropping to 66 and heavy rain and electric
storms last night having' materially im
proved the air. For eight days the daily
maximum exceeded 90 degrees, while the
minimum temperature for the same period
was 70. There have been no deaths or pros
trations from heat in St. Paul, and but
few cases throughout the State. The tem
perature dropped from two to fourteen de
grees in the Northwest last night and Da
kota points reported from ten" to thirty
degrees drop for the previous twenty-four
Four Children Killed by Hent.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WINAMAC. Ind.. Aug. 11. The torrid
wave shows no sign of abatement. Sev
eral prostrations have been reported, and
four children have died from the effect of
the heat. During the present hot spell the
thermometer has registered 96 degrees for
several successive days, and unless rain
comes soon the late corn crop will be a
failure. Fires are breaking out in the
swamp lands, and farmers are moving their
hay crops to higher grounds.
Drop of Nineteen Decrees.
MILWAUKEE, Wlsl, Aug. 11. The
weather bureau reports a temperature of
71 degrees to-night after a cooling shower.
This Is a decrease from the maximum of
the day of 19 degrees and is the lowest
registered In over a week. One death and
cne prostration is the -day's record. The
record for eight days shows nine deaths
and eighteen prostrations of adults and
about twenty-five fatalities among infants.
Ninety for Twelve Days.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Aug. 11. This has
been the longest hot spell known In Spring
field for over twenty years. This is the
twelfth day in succession that the govern
ment thermometer has registered a maxi
mum of 90 degrees or over. The record has
only been exceeded by 1S37, when in July
there were fifteen consecutive days in
which the maximum recorded by the same
thermon eter was 90 degrees or over.
Two Fatal Cases of Sunstroke.
CINCINNATI, O., Aug. ll.-The mercury
rose to 95 degTees this afternoon. The
deaths by sunstroke were two Henry
Brinkmeier, teamster, and an unknown
man. There were nine prostrations, only
one of which Is serious. Two deaths to
day were the first In seven days of intense
heat. During all this time the per cent,
of humidity has been very low.
New Albany Woman Succumbs to Heat
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Aug. 11. Mrs. Wil
Ham Klunk died last night of heat pros
tration at her home in River Grove, east of
this city. She fell unconscious in her yard
and was carried into her house and died in
a few minutes. She was forty-two years
old and left nine children.
Nlnety-ElKht Degrees at Plttehurft.
PITTSBURG. Aug. 11. Two deaths and
eight prostrations from heat Is the record
of to-day. The dead are:
JOHN A. EDGAR, teamster, aged fifty-
MRS. CATHARINE MEE. aged seventy.
The government thermometer registered
9S at 4 p. m., the highest reached this year.
Britons Bewailing Cold Weather.
LONDON, Aug. 11. While people in the
United States are enduring severe heat
waves, the weather in this country has
been extraordinarily cold, the thermometer
registering 60 degrees and lower. The cold
prolonged rains and gales have nearly
spoiled country life and sport.
Seven Prostrations and One Death.
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 11. There were
seven prostrations and one death from the
heat in Cleveland to-day. There has been
a drop in temperature to-night, and relief
Is promised to-morrow.
Heavy Downpour of Rain.
BURLINGTON, la., Aug. 11. The terrific
heat of the last seven days was ended to
night by a heavy downpour of rain.
RAINS AND STORMS
Are Too Far Away to Be of Any Bene
fit to People Here.
Although the maximum temperature yes
terday was one degree lower than the day
before, the sweltering population or In
dianapolls and vicinity didn't seem to no
tlce It. The extreme temperature yesterday
was 92, but the average temperature of the
day was much lower than that of Friday.
Telegrams received at the weather bureau
last night tell of heavy thunderstorms
yesterday at Concordia, Kan., Dubuque,
la., and even at Chicago, but according to
Mr. Wappenhans there is no such good
luck in store for Indianapolis. He says the
rain clouds are much too far north to Indi
cate any Immediate prospects of rain, and
the best that he can prophesy for Indian
apolis and vicinity Is a continuance of the
present fair and warm weather.
The temperature for yesterday was as
8 a. m 75
9 a. m 6
10 a. m 87
11 a. ra S3
12 m &)
1 p. m S9
2 p. m 91
3 p. m 92
4 p. m 92
5 p. m S3
6 p. m -. S7
7 p. m ST
8 p. m... S3
Succumbed to the Hent.
John Madin. a mortar worker, was over
come by the heat yesterday about 11 a. m.
and when taken to his home at 5i2 Concord
street by City Dispensary doctors was in
a critical condition. He had improved but
ilttie at 6 p. m.
HOT WAVE IMS SINK.
Local Rains and Thunderstorm Cool
Ins: the Atmosphere.
WASHINGTON. Avg. 11. Special f.ire.ist
for Sunday and Monday:
Tho extremely high temieratures ;ha
have prevailed during the past week from
tho upper Mississippi valley to the AtliMlc
coast were broken Saturday in the uppr
ake region and the upper Mississippi val-
ey. During Sunday the cool weather will
extend over the Ohio valley. New England.
New York and tho lower lake region, and
will overspread the middle Atlantic States
Sunday nlnht and Monday:
For Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Lccal
rains and thunderstorms, with not so warm
on Sunday; Monday fair; fresh southwest
Local Observations on Saturday.
Bar. Ther. R.H. Wind. Pre. Weather.
7 a. m..30.03 73 4S S'west. .00 Clear.
7 p. m..29.97 S3 53 S'west. .00 Cloudy.
Maximum temperature, 92; minimum tem
Following is a comparative statement or
the mean temperature and total precipita
tion for Aug. 11:
Normal 75 .11
Mean S3 .00
Departure $ .11
Departure since Aug. 1 ! 1.2b
Departure since Jan. 1 92 4.75
C. F. It. WAPPENHANS,
Local Forecast Official.
Chicago, 111 74
Cairo, 111 74
Cheyenne, Wyo 4S
Cincinnati. O 72
Concordia. Kan 72
Davenport, la 4
Des Moines, la 4
Kansas City, Mo
Little Rock. Ark 72
Oklahoma. I. T.
Omaha, Neb 72
Pittsburg. Pa 74
Rapid City, S. D 56
Salt Lake City 64
St. Louis, Mo 76
Springfield, 111 72
Springfield, Mo 72
Vicksburg. Miss 72
FLOODS IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
Hundreds of People Rendered Home
less and Great Damage Done.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 11. News brought
rom Australia by the steamer Auronga is
to the effect that terrible floods have oc
curred In New South Wales during July,
as a result of which some hundreds of peo
ple were rendered homeless, while the
property loss was enormous. People had
to flee for their lives from the floods, while
the result of years of toll was swept away
in a few hours. Hawkcsbury and the Na
pean valley suffered most. Appeals are
being made for aid throughout Australia.
At Sydney the Board of Health has rec
ommended that clean bills of health be is
sued to the departing ships. The plague ls
The King of Tonga has Issued a procla
mation, according to a letter from there,
proclaiming a British protectorate over the
islands. Premier Sodden, of New Zealand,
visited there and attended the opening of
the Tonga Parliament.
EXPLOSION OF A BOILER.
Three Men Killed and Three Injured
nt Gas Work.
PORTLAND, Me., Aug. 11. Three men
were killed and three Injured by an explo
sion in the boiler house at the plant of the
Portland Gaslight Company here to-day.
WILLIAM CAREY, pipe fixer, of Bright
en, Mass.. burned to death.
WILLIAM CASE, yardmaster, formerly
of Concord, N. II.
ROBERT MOLES, engineer.
John Fournier, who was only a few feet
from the point, where the explosion oc
curred, was blown across the yard and
Ladly cut by flying glass. Michael Skerrltt
was bruised by concussion. Arthur Mulcin,
who saw Carey under burning timbers,
made a desperate effort to save him, and
was severely burnt about the head.
SETTLING A GRUDGE.
One Ohio Men Shoots 'Another nnd
Barely Escapes Lynching.
TIFFIN, O., Aug. 11. Henry Cook was
shot by Edward Trout this evening at the
village of Green Springs, about fourteen
miles north of here, his death resulting a
few minutes later. The men met in the
hardware store of Anthony Kaney. There
seemed to be an old grudge between them.
Trout accused Cook of making slighting
remarks, and Cook denied it and said: "I
understand you are going to shoot me."
Trout said, "Yes, I am." and pulled out
his revolver and shot Cook in the breast.
Trout was taken into custody and was
brought to this city. A crowd threatened
to lynch him and Trout was got away hur
riedly to escape their vengeance.
GREAT G. A. R. PARADE.
Pinna Completed for the 3Iarch of iTie
Ycterana at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Complete arrange
ments have been made here. for the annual
parade of the G. A. R., which will take
place Tuesday morning; Aug. 28. This prob
ebly will be the last great review of the
veterans of the civil war, and it will be
made a memorable event In the history of
the organization. Fifty thousand veterans
will march through the Avenue of Fame,
thence through the beautiful arches and
Court of Honor, passing the reviewing
stand, where they will be greeted by Pres
ident McKinley and other distinguished
Burerlar May Also Re Mnrderer.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11. It is believed by the
police that Frank Peyton, a self-confessed
burglar and safe cracker, who Is under ar
rest here, may be the murderer of John E
Robson, a prominent railroad contractor.
of Sioux City, who was killed in his of
lice here Dec. 29 last. It is said that Peyton
was In Sioux City on the day of the Rob
son murder. Peyton told the police that
he had been known as Howard and Ham
mond, and had operated as burglar and
safe cracker in Memphis, Vicksburg, New
Orleans, Atlanta, Montgomery. Blrming
ham, Little Rock, Louisville, Hot Springs,
New York and Boston.
John L. Farwell Bankrupt.
NEW YORK, Aug. ll.-John L. Farwell.
who represents himself as a banker, with
no place of business, tiled a petition in
bankruptcy in the United States District
Court here to-day. The schedules show
liabilities of $11,734 and other amounts un
known, and assets of J2.3S7 and property
nnd claims, the value of which are even
unestimated. Most of the liabilities are
owed In Claremont, N. H. Other indebt
edness is owed In Ogdensburg, N. Y.f South
Dakota and Nebraska.
Forest Fires In Michigan.
BAY CITY, Mich.. Aug. 11. Reports from
the north are to the effect that fires are
sweeping over the country and destroying
property, l-rom Hale to Rose City, on the
Detroit fc Mackinac road. It Is one stretch
of flames. Whlttemore is surrounded by
fire, and Prescott Is in danger. At both
places mills have shut down and the men
nre out fighting the fire. The situation Is
desperate and the property loss large.
John F. O'Mnlley Acmj nltted.
CHICAGO! Aug. ll. Former State Sen
ntnr John F. O'Mallev was acnuttted to.
day of the charge of assaulting with intent
trt rrurder ex-Alderman William T.vmn
The two men were rival Democratic lead
ers In the Twenty-third ward, and in a
quarrel which occurred in a saloon on
March 22 last Lyman was shot and serious
Packing I!otxe Burned.
IOWA CITY. la., Aug. 11. Lindsey's
packing house, owned by Hill & Muliln,
burned to-day. Loss. $...0o0; insurance. $20,
uoo. Tho Crescent Manufacturing Company,
vvoven-wlre fence makers, occupied part
of the building. Its loss is $22.0u0; insur
ance, $0.000. The Are Is supposed to have
Leen started by tramps.
CAMPAIGN PLANS OF THE GOVERNOR
OUTLINED BY SIR. HEATH. .
All the Month of October to Be Spent
in Speaking: In Indiana and
BRYAN'S VOICE TO BE HEARD
THIS FALL ALMOST AS 911X11 AS IN
THE CAMPAIGN OF 180O.
Democratic Danger Point So Num
erous the Silver Moses Has Been
Induced to Change His 3Hnd.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. According to Perry
S. Heath, of the Republican national com
mittee, who returned to Chicago to-day
after a conference in the East with Senator
Hanna, Governor Roosevelt and other lead
ers, the campaigning tour planned for
Governor Roosevelt will break all records
in the annals of presidential campaigning.
From Labor day, when Governor Roosevelt
will make his first big speech of the cam
paign in Chicago, until the end of Septem
ber Governor Roosevelt will spend his time
west of the Mississippi river. All of the
month of October will be occupied In hard
campaigning In the States of Illinois, In
diana, Michigan and Ohio, with the excep
tion of a few days In West Virginia, which
the Republican managers express strong
hopes of carrying. Two or three days at
the end of October will be spent in New
York, and that small period of time will
be all tho East will see of Roosevelt dur
ing the campaign.
"Governor Roosevelt will come to Chicago
Labor day," said Mr. Heath. "From Chi
cago he will pass through Wisconsin7, Min
nesota, North and South Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California,
Utah, Wyoming. Colorado, Kansas, Ne
braska, Iowa and Missouri, practically in
the order named. No attention will be paid
by Governor Roosevelt tq the Eastern
States outside of New York, and unless
conditions change materially he won't go
Into New England at all. Many of Gov
ernor Roosevelt's speeches will be made
from the rear platiorm of his Pullman,
and in that way he will be able to cover an
unusually large territory. In the more
populous parts of the country he will travel
only in the daytime, but while crossing
the far Western portions, where the big
towns are a long distance apart, he will
probably travel at night also. In order to
Tho advisory board of the national Re
publican committee will be announced next
Tuesday. There will be eighteen members
and they will be chosen from States vhere
particular contests are to take place.
WILL MAKE MANY SPEECHES.
Bryan Induced to Go to the Rescue of
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. J. Bryan's visit
to Chicago has practically resulted in the
understanding that he will travel almost
as much during the present campaign as he
did in 18. The first inclination on his
part was to avoid the making of many
speeches this year, but there has been such
general pressure that it is understood that
he Is now Inclined to yield and to visit
many parts of the country. No positive
promises for participation In the campaign
have been made for other States than New
York, but the probabilities are that he will
go from that State to Maryland, where
there appears to be a great demand for his
appearance. After that time he is likely
to make a quite general tour of the north
Mississippi valley States, including Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, etc. No au
thorized statement has been given out to
this effect, but there Is no doubt that this
plan has been practically decided upon. In
New York it is expected that Mr. Bryan
will speak only in the larger cities.
The Silver Republicans originally ex
pected to notify Mr. Bryan of their nomi
nation of him for the presidency at the
same time that the Populists make their
notification at Topeka, Kan., Aug. 23, but
this purpose has been changed. Their noti
fication will come later and the probabili
ties are that it will be made at St. Paul or
Minneapolis. T. M. Patterson, of Denver,
will make the speech notifying Mr. Bryan
of the Populist nomination at Topeka.
There will be no notification to a vice
presidential candidate as in view of Mr.
Towne's declination the Topulists at
present have no candidate for that office.
LIKE EX-SENATOR MANTLE.
A. M. Stevenson Has Returned to the
DENVER. Col.. Aug. 11. A. M. Steven
son, who in 1806, as a delegate at large
from Colorado, with Senator Teller, and
others walked out of the national Repub
lican convention and who afterward as
sisted in organizing the Silver Republican
party, to-day resigned the chairmanship of
the party in this State and announced his
return to the Republican party. He made
public a letter, in which he declares the
silver question is no longer a paramount
Issue, and will not be for years to come.
On the question of expansion he does not
agree with the Democratic party, he says.
Favors Postponing Convention.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11. William R.
Hearst, president of the National Associa
tion of Democratic Clubs, has received a
telegram from Senator J. K. Jones, chair
man of the national Democratic committee,
favoring the postponement of the associa
tion's convention until Oct. 3. The tele
"I favor a postponement of the conven
tion until Oct. 2, for the reason that Demo
cratic clubs are rapidly being formed all
over the country and I think it- well to
allow time for all to be represented at the
convention. I believe It will be an ex
tremely interesting meeting. A gathering
of all the representatives of the clubs will
attract the attention of the entire country
and serve to stimulate action in our ranks.
I look for great results from this meeting
and believe that it will be immensely In
fluential In the cause of good government."
Will Butler Boltf
LINCOLN. Neb., Aug. 11. Secretary Ed
gerton, of the Populist national committee,
returned to Lincoln to-day. He said in
reference to the statement that Chairman
Butler would bolt the ticket: "Senator But
ler, chairman of the committee, will main
tain an office at Washington, I presume.
The talk of lack of Iarmony between Mr.
Butler and the remainder of the commit
tee has been very much exaggerated. In a
letter to me he expresses himself In accord
with the work of the committee. Mr. But
ler intends to support the ticket. As far
as the committee is concerned, with the
exception of slight difference as to policy,
everything is harmonious."
Populists to Notify Bryan nt Topeka.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Aug. 11. E. R. Ridgely,
chairman of the Populist state committee,
to-day received the following telegram
from Eugene Smith, dated Chicago, to-day:
"Mr. Bryan set date for Populist notifica
tion meeting at Topeka, Aug. 23."
"I have been looking for a notice of this
kind." said Mr. Ridgely, "and have gone
so far as to obtain from the railroads a
promise of one fare for the occasion. We
will make it the biggest political meeting
ever held in Topeka."
Depew, Lodge nnd Foraker.
YOUNGSTOWN. O.. Aug. 11. It is an
nounced that Senators Depew and Lodge
will probably be present at the opening of
the Republican campaign In thteclty Sept.
8. and will speak with Senator Foraker.
Governor Xash will preside. The Tippeca
noe Club of Cleveland and Ameiicus Club
of Pittsburg will attend. Col. Caleb Wick
has consented to the use of his spacious
lawn, on Wick avenue, for the meeting.
WILL FIGHT A . DUEL.
Former German Officers Will Appeal
to the Code at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Unless the long and
unromantic arm of the law reaches forth
and takes the weapons from their hands,
Hermann Dames and Charles Dux, citizens
of Chicago, will fight a duel to the death
next Thursday, at sunrise. They both
mean business and aver they will puncture
each other's skins in several places. They
are both experienced swordsmen, having
held commissions in the German army. To
day they selected their seconds, and the
place of meeting will be arranged later.
Dames Is a saloon keeper. Dux is a cornice
During the Franco-Prussian war Dames
served as first lieutenant in the Uhlans of
the Guard and Dux as a lieutenant in the
Pioneers of the same corps. Dames criti
cised the Pioneers, saying they were noth
ing but porters, and trouble followed at
once. Wednesday Dames repeated his re
marks of thirty years ago and Dux chal
lenged him to a duel and the challenge
was promptly accepted.
"When asked about his approaching duel
Dames said to-night: "We certainly Intend
to fight. Both of us are experienced
swordsmen and we Intend to make a duel
to the death. We do not anticipate Inter
ference on the part of the police as the
place where we are to meet has not been
decided upon and will be kept a secret."
FAVORS STANDING ARMY
GEN. WHEELER SAYS IT IS THE ONLY
SECURITY FOR PEACE.
When a Nation Is Always Ready the
Horrors and Desolation of War
Slay Be Averted.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Gen. Joseph Wheeler
made a strong plea for the standing army
in his convocation address at the Univer
sity of Chicago. He declared that the most
certain way to avoid the desolation and
the horrors of war was to be constantly
ready with men and arms for every emer
gency; that the only security for peace was
to be always prepared and ready to engage
in war. At the close of the address Gen
eral Wheeler was cheered by the students,
many of whom are from the Southern
States, and when the university band
struck up the tune of 'Dixie" the enthusi
asm rose to a high pitch. Rev. Aithur
Maxson Smith, of California, who took the
degree of doctor of philosophy yesterday,
will start immediately for, Honolulu, where
he has been elected president of Oahu Col
lege, the largest educational institution in
General Wheeler's topic was "Our Pacific
Possessions." He briefly traced the history
and development of the islands recently
acquired by the United States and gave
the results of his own observations as to
the resources and possibilities of our new
dependencies. He said the destiny of the
human race was to be guided in the future
largely by the government of the United
States. T was glad to learn," said Gen
eral Wheeler, "that there are gentlemen
here studying with the view of permanent
ly exercising their profession as teachers
in the Islands of the Pacific. They will
find there bright, anxious pupils. There Is
much in the people of the Pacific islands
to be commended. My observations among
these people and those of China forcibly
impressed upon me the Importance of all
institutions of learning devoting a full
measure of effort to Instilling a spirit of
chivalry and patriotic devotion. It was
to keep that spirit fresh and strong that
Alabama enacted the law that the national
flag should float over every schoolhouse In
"The enjoyment of peace is a blessed
boon to humanity, but the history of the
world, from its earliest periods, teaches
that the only security for peace is to be
always prepared and ready to engage in
war. That nation whose people are ready
to respond to a call to arms with men and
resources for any emergency is the one
that shall most certainly be able to avoid
the desolation and horrors of war. It is
largely for this reason that we encourage
a martial spirit, the greatest, in fact the
only firm barrier, against aggression. It
matters little how great its wealth, its
excellence in its litreature and science and
art, a nation unprepared and indisposed
to battle in its defense forfeits the respect
of the world.
"We are now a great world power, and
the destiny of the human race is in the
future to be largely guided by the influ
ence exerted by this government. This
should be impressed upon the rising genera
tion, and the memory of the flag of our
county floating over the schoolhouse and
songs breathing patriotic devotion within
its walls should be indelibly connected with
the first impressions of the youth of our
CONAN DOYLE ON THE AVAR.
Advocates Inoculation for' Enteric
Fever in South Africa.
British Medical Journal.
The outbreak of enteric among the troops
in South Africa was a calamity the magni
tude of which had not been foreseen, and
which even now is imperfectly appreciated.
We naturally did not dwell too much upon
it while the war. was in progress. But it
was appalling in its severity, both In quan
tity and quality. I know of no instance of
such an epidemic in modern warfare. I
believe that in one month there were from
3(!,X0 to 12.000 men down with this, tho
most debilitating and lingering of continued
fevers. I know that in one month 600 men
were laid in the Bloemfontein cemetery.
There Is one mistake which we have
made, and It is one which will not, I think,
be repeated in any subsequent campaign.
Inoculation for enteric was not made com
pulsory. If it had been so I believe that
wc should have escaped from most of our
troubles. Our strong impression, from our
own experience, is that although It Is by no
means an absolute preventive, it certainly
modifies the course of the disease very
materially. We have had no death yet from
among the inoculated. Of our own per
sonnel only one Inoculated man has had It,
and his case was certainly modified very
favorably by the Inoculation.
There Is sure to be some adverse criticism
of the army medical department after the
war, because they have had to meet so
difficult a situation with such inadequate
resources that it Is Impossible that there
should not be a particular instance where
the machinery has broken down. A cap
tious critic could quote cases of an over
filled, undermanned hospital without medi
cal necessities In one place, or of hardships
endured by the sick and wounded In an
cther. How can it be otherwise, when a
department which is sufficient for the
needs of two army corps has to provide for
the wants of 2M.000 men with typhoid
raging among them? Taking It on the
whole, the department has been well organ
ized and well worked, and has met an un
foreseen and exceptional state of things
with remarkable success.
Quiet Day at the McKinley Home.
CANTON. O.. Aug. 11. This was an un
usually quiet day at the McKinley home,
so far as the public was concerned. In the
private rooms, however, where official busi
ness is transacted, there was as much
activity as ever. The only visitor promi
nent in politics was Col. Myron T. Herrlck,
of Cleveland, O., member of the Republican
national commltte. He arrived this after
noon, accompanied by Mrs. Herrlck. They
will remain till Monday, guests at the Mc
NEW KING SWORN IN
PRESCRIBED OATH OF OFFICE TAK
EN BY VICTOR EMMANUEL.
Jlodernte but Incisive Address from
the Throne Received with Enthu
siasm by a. Great Crowd.
CREATED A GOOD IMPRESSION
MAXXER AND MATTER OF THE
SPEECH WARMLY APPROVED.
Interment of the Body of Kins Hum
bert Will Take Place To-Day
Demonstrations of Loyalty.
ROME, Aug. 11. King Victor Emmanuel
III took the formal constitutional oath to
day before Parliament. The Senate cham
ber was draped with mourning, the benches
and tribunes being covered with black fur-
nishlrgs, bordered with silver. The cham
ber was filled with senators and deputies,
royal missions, high officials of state and
the diplomatic corps. The booming of can
non announced the departure of the royal
party from the Quirinal.
All along the route large crowds were
assembled and gave the new King an ova
tion. He was received on the steps of the
Senate by the committees of the Chamber
of Deputies and Senate, In a pavilion espe
cially erected and handsomely decorated.
When the cortege entered the Senate cham
ber the King, being accompanied by the
Duke of Aosta, the Count of Turin and the
Duke of Genoa, the deputies and senators
arose, and then began a long and exciting
scene of enthusiasm.
During the ceremony of taking the oath
the King stood, as did those who assisted
In the function, including the Queen and
the princesses. He pronounced the words
in a loud voice, saying: "In the presence
of God and before the nation I swear to
loyally respect the statutes, to exercise the
oryal authority only in pursuance of the
laws, and in conformity with them; -to ren
der to each subject, according to his state
rightful and entire justice, and . to con
duct myself under all circumstances as hav
ing only in view the interests, prosperity
and honor of the nation."
As soon as his Majesty had concluded all
present broke out Into loud acclamations,
the ovation lasting several minutes while
cries of "Viva il Re" resounded throughout
the hall. The King next signed the parch
ments containing the oath, and the sena
tors rose in a body and took the oath, cry
ing together, 'To gluro" (I swear.) The
deputies were sworn in the same manner.
The whole ceremony, concluding with the
oaths of allegiance of the senators and
deputies, was touching and imposing.
THE KING'S ADDRESS.
The King then read his address and, with
the same ceremony with which they were
received, the royal party returned to the
Quirinal through the still crowded streets,
the people vigorously shouting for and
cheering the new King.
The full text of the King's address Is as
follows: "My first thought is for my peo
plea thought of love and gratitude. The
people who wept by the casket of the King
whom they loved are brought In close touch
with me; and they have demonstrated the
racial foundation which a liberal mon
archy has In the country. From these mani
festations of sorrow I draw the most fa
vorable auguries for my reign. The noble
and pious sentiment which sprang sponta
neously from the soul of the nation at the
news of the tragic event tells me that in
the hearts of Italians there still vibrates
the voice of patriotism which inspired at
all times worthy miracles. I am proud of
the power I am assuming. It Is with a
high head and seeking a nobler Ideal that I
consecrate myself to my country with all
the ardor and strength of which I feel my
self capable, with all the strength the ex
amples and traditions of my house give me.
The word of the magnanimous Charles Al
bert, who granted liberty. Is sacred, just as
are those of my grandfather, who achieved
the union of Italy, and of my august fa
ther who, by all the acts of his life, showed
he was a worthy heir of the virtues of the
father of his country. In his work my
father had the assistance of my august
and venerated mother. Jt Is she who en
graved on my heart and spirit the senti
ment of my duty as a prince and an Ital
ian. So In my work I shall be aided by
my wife, who, born of that strong race of
Montenegro, will consecrate herself en
tirely to the country of her choice.
"Of the friendship of all the powers we
have had eloquent proof in the participa
tion In our mourning, and I wish to ex
press profound gratitude to all.
"Italy has always been an efficient in
strument in concord and will be so during
my reign In the common aim of preserving
peace. But external peace is not alone suf
ficient. We must have internal peace and
concord and the good will of all men to
develop our intellectual forces and econom
ic energies. It' is ' necessary to raise the
young generations in the love of country
and of honesty and labor. It is this senti
ment wnicn inspires our armies on land
and sea, who come from the people and
who are a pledge of .the fraternity which
binds the whole Italian family In unity and
love of country. , It Is necessary to concen
trate ourselves and to defend ourselves by
the wisdom of our laws and their etrict
application. The monarchy and parliament
should proceed united in this beneficial
"I mount the throne without fear, and
quietly, with knowledge of my rights and
duty as King. Oh, that Italy had the con
fidence in me that I have In the destiny oi
the country. No human force is capable of
destroying what my fathers have shaped
with so much abnegation. But we must
awake and apply all our strength to pre
serve intact the great victories of unity and
liberty. I shall never be lacking In con
fidence In our liberal institutions, and will
never default in Initiative energy when ac
tion should be taken to defend vigorously
the glorious institutions of our country and
the percious heritages of our ancestor
"Reared in love of religion and of country
I take God as witness to my promise that
from to-day I will work always with all
my heart for the greatness and prosperity
of my country." '
MADE A GOOD IMPRESSION.
ThetKing spoke in a strong voice and his
words greatly touched everyone present,
many persons being in tears. When the
sovereigns re-entered the Quirinal the
crowd outside so loudly cheered them that
they were twice forced to appear on the
The new King made a splendid Impres
sion" by hl3 ease of manner and strength
of voice. His address was frequently lnter
zupted by applause, which first broke out
when he spoke of tho manifestations of
sorrow proving the strength of the liberal
monarchy, and again when he referred to
the army coming from the people, acting as
a union between the people and the house
of Savoy. The outburst was frantic when
his Majesty paid a tribute to his mother
for having reared - him in the school of
An Imposing cortege, consisting of a hun
dred societies from the capital and otner
parts of Italy, followed by a large crowd,
proceeded to the Quirinal this evening.
Along the line of march the windows were
IHuminated brilliantly. The King and
Queen appeared twice on the b:Iccny,
thanking the crowd for its remarkable
manifestations of loyalty.
The burial of the remains of the late
King Humbert will take place at the Pan
theon at midday Sunday. The Interment
will be strictly private.
The Tribuna is authority for the state
ment that tome very important documents
throwing complete light on the recent plots
of the Anarchists and Implicating Bresct.
Qulntavelll and others have been seized.
TO ABOLISH ROYALTY.
Canadians to Remove nn Obnoxlons
Restriction on Klondlkers.
VICTORIA. B. C. Aug. 11.-U Is officially
announced that the government has deter
mined to abolish in Its entirety the ob
noxious 10 per cent, royalty, and to estab
lish at Dawson a government assay office,
where the gold will be taken from the min
ers at Its exact worth, certificates being
issued which the banks will cash at full
face value. A small export duty will b
imposed upon the gold itself.' Two mem
bers of the Dominion Parliament are to be
elected from Dawson in October.
H. L. Gilchln, In charge, of the supplies
of the public works In the Yukon, In an
interview, said the telegraph system , be
tween Atlln and the outside world would'
be completed and In operation by Oct, 1,
and that by the same time the line which
the Dominion government is to extend from
Dawson to Fort Cudahy, on the interna
tional boundary between Yukon territory
and Alaska on the Yukon, would be ready
for use. The latter was about, fifty miles
Report from Gen. Randall.
WASHINGTON, Aug. ll.-Gencral Ran-
dall. commander of the Department of
Alaska, has made the following report on
the conditions at Nome: "At present there
are about 15,000 persons in an dabout Noome.
It Is estimated there will be 15.000 destitute
here at the close of navigation. I request
I be authorized to send all destitute rxr
pons out of the country by any vessels
available in case army transports are not
A post site has been selected at the
mouth of Nome river, three miles of Nome.
The work of construction is now progress
ing rapidly. He recommends that the post
be named "Davis," In honor of Gen. Jeff C.
Davis, who commanded the first troops in
Alaska. He also reports that he has char
tered the tug boat Meteor, and has col
lected the destitute natives between Sin
Rock and Topkuk, and encamped them on
the beach east of the Nome river. The
commanding officer of that camp has been
directed to furnish subsistence and medical
attention. Reports indicate that the na
tives ail along the coast arc dying of
measles and pneumonia. All the recom-.
mendations of General Randall above noted
have received the approval of the secretary
ArKonauts Discovered Skeletons.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. U. While the
steamer Robert Dollar was aground on th
beach at St. Lawrence island, on her pres
ent trip to Nome, her passengers discov
ered the skeleton of a mastodon eighty
feet long that attracted notice from
Its resemblance to the wreck of some ves
sel. Irland ten miles on the island the Dol
lar's passengers came upon three huts,
with the remains of five human being, who
had evidently died of starvation years be
fore. SIX BOYS POISONED.
Stoic and Ate Watermelons Which
CLEBURNE, Tex., Aug. 11. At Bluffdale,
an Isolated place west of this city, six white
boys went Into a farmer's watermelon
patch and ate many melons. The farmer
had split the stems of some of the melons
and Inserted strychnine. All six of the boys
died soon after. The community Is greatly
Craft That la Expected to Cross the
Atlantic at Eltchty Miles an Hour.
To make It possible to travel to Europe
In three days has been the dream of many
marine inventors. A Minneapolis man
claims that he has more than solved tho
problem. His invention Is a small, serpentine-shaped
boat, which he thinks will
cleave its way through the waters like a
piece of living mechanism at the rate of
eighty miles an hour. Charles IL Sawyer,
master mechanic for a big railroad, is the
Inventor, and he has procured letters pat
ent for his invention, and Is about to start
building his first vessel in Minneapolis. The
principle of the invention Is a combination
of the Ingredients of railroad and marine
construction. Mr. Sawyer writes the fol
lowing account of his invention and plans:
"The principle I apply in my Invention Is
and old and familiar ono with marine en
gineers and shipbuilders the screw pro
peller. As used to-day the screw propeller
is not a true screw, but simply a fair repre
sentation of one. Screw propellers gener
ally are made with three or four flat arms
or paddles, which represent the threads or
flanges of a screw. The water In relation
to these represents the nut. But with this
class of propeller it is utterly impossible to
attain a speed of over eighty revolutions
per minute. Over this speed the disintegra
tion of the nut takes place, the propeller
files around, throwing oft the water and
forming a vortex about it, with the result
that the Vessel comes to a standstill, re
gardless of the fact that the engines are
pounding out ninety or more revolutions a
"I use the screw principle, but apply it
In Its complete and truest form, together
with a perfectly formed and balanced hull.
I believe I have produced a vessel that tills .
the bill for speed.
"When afloat my boat resembles the
whalebacks seen on the lakes, and on dry
dock It looks like a gigantic cigar, provided
with a large funnel at either end, that
stands well up out of the water and serves
as conning tower or pilot house and smoke
stack and ventilating shafts.
"Between these funnels and completely
surrounding the main hull, or body, is the
propeller shell, or screw. This revolving
shell, or screw. Is made to revolve about
the hull or ball bearings, which travel In
a grooved collar, or band, screwed to the
outer surface of the hull near the funnels.
On the ends of the screw shell are heavy
flat leather rings,, which are adapted to
engage three or more threads, or flanges,
on the outer radial faces of the collars on
the hull. Together with a sufficient supply
of oil, applied from within the hull, 1 se
cure my perfectly smooth-running and water-tight
"Secured on the inner surface, and at the
central portion of the revolving shell, are
steel ribs, or track, constructed of rails.
The engines are carried within the hull, or
body, at its lowest portion. The floor of
the hull Is slotted at the place over the
tracks to allow the driving wheels of the
t ngine to engage the track, or ribs. Power
then is transmitted to the screw shell by
friction. This is the principle of the loco
motive and rails reversed, wherein the en
gine stands fast and the rails travel for
ward, or, rather, the principle of the test
ing platform used in almost all of the loco
"About the outer surface of the screw
shell are wound two or three steel flanges,
making three turns around In the length
of the shell. This gives me a perfect screw
propeller, and one that it always entering
feolid water, which is not the case with the
rear propeller, which has to struggle with
broken and eddied water, made so by the
hull in front of It.
"I provide protection for the flanges on
that portion of the screw shell which stands
above the water line by a shell or back.
This shell Is made to provide an upper deck
nnd promenade, and is used the same as the
decks on all vessels are used.
"I claim a high rate of srd for this
type of vessel from the fact that In three
revolutions of the screw shell the boat
travels one length ahead, and the speed is
limited only by the engines and material in
"I have experimented with a small-sized
cne for some time, and have always found
it on top and ready for business. At pres
ent I am building one for pleasure, capable
of carrying fifteen or twenty persona on
the promenade deck, which 1 Intend putting
on the lakes near our city."
ÜIlKht Be Worse.
"What! you mean to eat me?" exclaimed
the terrified missionary. "Rirbarious! bar
barous!" "O I don't know," replied the cannibal
king, "my eating of you won't be to bar
barous as it might be. I wear so few
clothes, you will observe, it will be utterly
impossible for me to tuck my napkin undtr
my chin during the meal."