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r 10 cents a week, PABCHEDJEW YORK. Western Part of the State is Literally -Burning Up. Crops Lost and Stock in Danger of St -irvatiou. GRASSHOPPERS THERE Kansas a Land of Promise Com pared With New York. Creeks Di ieJ Up While Fields Lie Burned and Blackened. lit ffai.o, Sept. 1. -Western New York is almost literally burning up. The drouth is without precedent. Farmers mourn the low of crops and fear havoc by tire arid starvation of stock. Counties like Chautauqua and Erie have dairy interests of groat magnitude, and are the chief sufferers and unless rain comes speedily aud copiously this entire end of the state will experience a financial loss wh'.i'h it inn iil afford. 'I I, o bordering province of Ontario is similarly parchod. The Associated Press has ci lbx-ted tha following- data regarding tha effects of the drouth from its corrospon lents: Niagara Falls: The long drouth hr.s left its visibls iiupriut on the fields ev erywhere in Niagara county. In Mid dleport, Lockport, Brockport and other inland towns hay fields lie burned and blackened; ".Tops have been dwarfed; fruit has deteriorated and trees are shorn of their foliage. Through the fruit section there hs been a general attempt to overcome he ruin by artificial means. Angelica The loss to Allegheny coun ty wiil amou'it to many thousands of dol lars; the yield of wheat is shrunk from tme-third to half, it is estimated, aud it has been necessary to feed more than half the dairies, Since August 10 the grasshopper plague lias been alarming. Htirnellsvi.de Serious damage has been dona tha pasture lands of Steuben und many farmers have been obliged to feed their cattle. This condition is ag gravated by this scourge oF grasshoppers. Oats and buckwheat have been affected seriously and fields of the former have been cut before maturity to save them. The drouth has ripened the potato pre maturely and the yield will be small. Jamestown Lake Chautauqua has fal len two and m half feet; Chaiokin creek has shrunk to a rivulet and Stillwater creek is utterly dried up. Farmers here abouts are carrying water many miles to feed their stock. Acres of pasture lands have been bi.ruad over and fires are rag ing in timbsr land. Great damage is doi e to ti.e '..'. i..ievusi and a iniik famine is feared. Hamburg Farmers in Erie county who sell their milk and garden products to the city are downcast over the damage from the drouth. Their loss will be in estimable. The soil near the lake shore suffers less taan that on the eastern edge of the crun.y where timber lands are A .iiiy y and where sparks from passing i biUi' trains have kindled the lifeless B.ttavia The first rain since July 21 fell night before last in Genesee county but not in su indent quantity to quench the thirst of the soil. Pasturage and puta'oes are suffering:. CA.NADA.1LM) Ill'lSNEl) IP. Streams Suppospd to lo Everlasting are Drietl I p. Toronto, Sept. 1. Since August 1, but .!3( inches of rain has fallen, the least since 1874. The western peninsula of Ontario, the garden spot of Canada is parched and burned. All along the north shore of Lake Ontario and half way to Montreal the drouth is nearly as seri u. Pastures are drying up and streams supposed to be everlasting have vanished. The honey yield will be curtailed by the drying up of the buckwheat blos fora. In .Middlesex and Essex counties the farmers are lighting destructive fires . i news ornes from Ilensal, Huron c .: sty. that lire surrounds the village on eteiy ,-ide aui the whole population is defendiug it. CEItTIS HE BE. lint Me Came on ;tl.:il- Train Today His lies'' l ion. Congressr ian Charles Curtis arrived home from Washington at 3:;'J o"cloek this afternoon on the Santa Fe and v. as received by a lame and enthusiastic crowd of friends and neighbors. 1 ho procession formed on Kansas ave nue headed by the North Topeka march ing clubs aad the Dispach baud. The reception proper is now being held at the city park where speeches are being made. HARHISON LOOKS WELL. He .VrrlvpslnNew York on Ills WayWest New York. Sept. 1. Ex-President Benjamin larrison arrived ic this city today witu ;us daughter, Mrs. MeKee. Th.'v went to the Fifth avenue hotel. General Harrison who had been, spend ing f.-t"' ti'i.e at tho Monmouth beach, looked r : -o irgly well, and hi a state ment that h ;-i ,oo.l health was borne out by his appearance. He will remain in this city until Mon day or Tuesday, then he will go west. C loaU -Maker Ktrlkp. New Yon k, Sept. i.Over 1,000 cloak makers went out on a strike in Brook lyn today against the task and piece work systeia. They want a ten-hour day and regular wages. Secretary lleichers of the Garment workers' union, says that 20,000 men and women might atop work in New York and Brooklyn soon. CIfvpIbiiiI Kllira For IlaiH. TiuzzAitns Kav, Mass., Sept. 1. Presi dent Cleveland and Actor Joseph Jeffer con, epent the day and late Intothe even ing yesterdiy, fishing for black bas at W lute Iilp.i d pond, Wareham, and en y. td a good catch, night edition, topeka, kaxsas, Saturday evening, September i, 1894. SIX I? LACKS SHOT. Sup-etc;l IirnbarneM Taken From tlte Officer liy a Iol and. 1a. i I led. Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 1. Informatioa has bean received here that eix negro barnburners were taken from the cus tody of the sheriff at Millington last night and shot to death. For a year or more the people of that part of the country have been kept in a continual stat-; of excitement by acts of incendiarism. Bams and duellings have been burned, and recently tha buildings on the Milling-ton fair grounds were de stroyed. Suspicion pointed to Dan Haw kins, Robert Haynes, Warner Williams, Ed Hall, John Hayes and Graham White, and yesterday they were arrested near Kerrville, in the western part of the county, by Deputy Sheriff Ii.chardson. Later in the day the deputy started with his prisoner in a wagon for Mill ington, where they were to have a pre liminary examination before a magis trate. The six negroes were chained to gether. About mid light, when the party was nearing Millington, it was stopped by a mob oi fifty men armed with shot guns, who killed ail the prisoners and then remounted their hurst s, which were tied near by, and rode a.vay in the dark ness. The lynchers were not masked, but the officer, being new to that section of the country, recognized none of them. An inquest was held on the bodies this morning, and the jury, which included two negroes, found that the prisoners had come to their death in tiie manner stated, 'at the hands of persot:8 unknown." Sheriff J. A. .lcCarver. who was to have taken charge of his office today, will not do so until Monday. The out going sheriff, A. J. McLendon, will take the lynching in hand. Ho will goto the scene of the crime this afternoon. 31c Carver, tho new sheriff, is a man of a hardy and determined character, and the general opinion is that he will not fail to find out the lynchers and land them in jail. Dan Hawkins was arrested a year ago with several others charged with the burning of barns and residences in tha Kerrville neighborhood. They were brought to trial and two of them sen tenced to the penitentiary. They made a full confession and implicated Hawkins as the leader of the band of firebugs. Hawkins got a new trial, however, and after speudmg some mouths in jail was released a few weeks ago. Since that the burnings have recom menced and the Millington neighbor hood as well as Kerrvnie lias suffered. Deputy Sheriff Richardson was employ ed to ferret out the incendiaries and with the assistance of a negro "spotter."' he at length got evidence that resulted in the arrest of Hawkins and the other five negroes who were lynched. About nightfall yesterday the officer secured a two-horse wagon and a white man named H- T. Atchison to drive it. He loaded his prisoners into the vehicle, handcuffed and chained together and started for Millington. As they reajh.d lit creek t wo ruilea west of Millington, somebody iu the woods by tho roadside called out, "Don't try to cross there; the bridge is down come this way." Ilichardso!; got down, and taking the horses by the head led them into a path that opened in the direction from whence came the warning. It was dark iu the woods, but sullenly P.ichardsou saw two guns presented at his stomach and a stern voice said, "Throw up your hands." "What does this mean?" demanded the officer. "None of your business," was the reply; "throw them up." Tue officer obeyed. Then Atchison was ordered to get down and was p aced under guard. The negro prisoners, divining tha pur pose of the unseen mob, attempted to leap from tho wagon. A volley rang out from forty or fifty guns and they fell back, wounded and dying. A dozen of the mob leaped into the wagon and threw them out. Volley after volley was poured into the struggling mass, and iu a few moments all was still. Hawkins' head was almost hot from his fchoulders and some of the others were terribly mangled. The mob, after making sure that all six were dead, then mounted and rode away. Atchison then mounted one of the mules aud hastened to Justice Hill's house at some distance away and notified him of the slaughter. The justice tit once made ready to go to the spot and at daybreak wms there with a jury of inquest, composed of five white men and two negroes, who rendered a verdict as above stated. Judge Cooper of the criminal court summoned Deputy Sheriff Kichardson before him today and questioned him closely concerning the lynching. The judge is prepared to issue bench war rants for the arreftofal! paities to whom reasonable suspicion may point as being concerned in the crime. 35,000 WILL ST BIKE. Tlie United Garment Workers of New York to Go Out. New Y ork, Sept. 1. The World says: The Unite! Garment workers, with a membership of 3-VJ) in this city, ex pect to order all its men on a strike soon. The 800 members of the finishers will go out today. They will demand a ten hour work day and payment by the week. A muss meeting of cloak makers will be held tonight to consider whether 8,000 members shall strike for an advance of 25 cents per garment. The Brooklyn tailcrs have demanded a ten hour day and a schedule average of f a day. Don't Like Vifinit.v of f w York. Lostws, Sept. 1. The Field in its yachting article says today, that Lord Dunraven and others who form the syn dicate which will build a yacht to chal lenge for the American cup, desire that the next contest for that m uch coveted cup should take place off Newport, P. I., in stead cf iu the vicinity of New York, in order that tha contesting yachts may avoid being harassed by ocean steamers. Want l.OrtU Slinf ri to Work. Massim.on, Ohio, Sept. 1. The M assil lon coal operators association issued a circular today stating that l.t'UO men are wanted immediately to go to work in the mines. They offer 61 cents a ton for mining on a S1 inch screen basis, and guarantee protection from violence to all I winers coining here. !. P. BANKS DEAD. i Passes Away at Waltham, Mass., This Morning. He Lived Long: and Held Many Hirh Positions. A ROTABLE CONTEST. Elected Speaker of the Ilousa After Two Months Struirle. The Funeral Will Take Place Tuesday Afternoon. Walt u am, Mass., Sept. 1. Gen. Na thaniel P. Banks, soldiar and statesman, died at his home in this city shortly be fore 8 o'clock this morning, from brain trouble, after a long illness. For nearly two years the general has been suffering, but he was not taken seriously ill until about two weeks ago. Early this Bum mer he began to fail mentally and was taken to the home of his daughter, tho wife of the Kev. Paul Sterling, Mount Desert island, Maine, for the summer. Three weeks ago his condition became more serious, and he was brought to his home here. He grew worse, and he was then taken to the McLean asylum at Somerville. He succumbed rapidly, and when he could not recognize members of his family it was decided by his phy sicians that nothing could be done for him, and yesterday he was conveyed to his home once more. He began to sink rapidly, and at six o'clock last evening it was evident that the end was fast approaching. Mrs. Banks, with the general's daughter Maud and his niece, Miss Sybil Banks, were at his bedside constantly until his death. At midnight Mr. Batiks became unconscious, and he slowly lost strength until the hour of hisleath. The end came very quietly and those gathered about the bed of the dying gen eral, were hardly aware when he passed away. On the announcement of Gen. Banks' death the flags of the public buildings in the city were displayed at half mast, and on every side evidence of the respect iu which the general is held is conspicuous. The funeral will take place Tuesiay afternoon, under the direction of Mayor Warden and Col. Stevens. On Monday afternoon the body will be escorted to Asbury Temple by a detail of the G. A. It, where it will lie in state Monday evening. On Tuesday af ternoon at l:4o brief services will be held at the residence, after which the body will again lie borne to Asbury temple, where the public services will be hold. -en. ImnUsS I.ifV. Nathaniel P. Banks was born in Wal tham, Mass., January i50, 1816. His par ents were operatives in a factory. He had uo advantages but those afforded by the common school, but became a lover of books at an early day. His first ven ture before the public was in the capa city of newspaper editor in his native town, and ho followed the same pursuit at Lowell. He studied law, but did not practice to any great extent. In 1813 he was elected to the legisla ture of Massachusetts, serving in both houses, and officiating for a time as speaker. He was chosen president of the convention held in IS jS for revising the constitution of Massachusetts, aud was soon afterward elected a representa tive in congress, serving from 18o3 to 1S37, when he was elected governor of Massachusetts by a majority of 24.00J. During his second term in congress he was elected Bpeaker of the house after a remarkable contest of two months and was elected on tho 130th ballot. It is said that not one of his decisions -as ever overruled by the house. He was elected governor of Massachu setts for a second term in 1858, and for a third term in 1859. During the rebel lion of lbGl-4, he served iu the union army as a major general of volunteers, and saw much service in the field. In 1805 h was elected a representa tive from Massachusetts to the thirty ninth congress, in tho place of D. W. Gooch, resigned, serving on the commit ters on the death of President Lincoln, and on rules, and as chairman of the com mittee on foreign affairs. IJe was also one of the representatives designated to attend the funeral of General Scott in 180G. He was a delegate to the Philadelphia "Loyalists couvention" of lSytj, and of the "soldiers' convention" held at Pitts burg, aud was re-elected to the Fortieth, Forty-second and Forty-fourth con gresses, serving on the most important committees; he was re-elected to the Forty-fifth congress. In 1870 he was appointed United States marshal for the district of Massachusetts, and was re appointed in 1883. HOTTEST IX 20 YEARS. Chancellor Snow Says the Present August was the Warmest Since 1874. Lawrence, Sept. 1. The weather re port of Chancellor Snow of Kansas Uni versity says that the past month was the warmest in the 26 years record, except that of 1S74. The warmest day was the 14th which reached 1U2.5 degrees, the average tem perature was 79.37. The rainfall was .43 inches the lowest on the record with cne exception. The total rainfall so far for 1S04 is 18.45 inches, 5.17 inches below the average. To Lower the IJicyrle ileoord. Chicago, Sept 1. Charles E. Smith, the letter carrier who will attempt to lower the bicycle record from Chicago to N ev Y ork, left the postoffice at 10 o'clock today. Smith carried a letter from Postmaster Hesing to the post master at New Y'ork and was escorted to the city limits by a large delegation. The present record is eight days aud eight hours. W. II. Simpson, advertising manager of the Santa Fe, has issued a very tasty four page folder advertising the comiag harvest excursions. LABOR DAY. How the Bay Will Be Celebrated in Topeka. The Labor Day celebration on Monday promises to be the biggest thing of tha kind eve seen in Topeka. The arrange ments are complete and the procession w-ill move promptly at 9 o'clock from the corner of Tenth and Kansts avenue. It will march to the river and then counter march" to Tenth and disband. As soon as the crowd reaches the park the sports will commence, and the vari ous contests will be presided over by competent judges. Wm. Sullivan has been given charge of the ladies' contests and will select judges, who will agree upon the excellence of the bread, cakes and other arcicles for which prizes are offered. John Jenkins has been ap pointed a judge of the sports. The stone masons have been given a place in the parade. Lincoln post drum corps will march in the lirst division. A new feature of the parade will be a bevy of little girls upon Shetland ponies. The Insane asylum band has been given a place at the head of the third division. The Alhambra mandolin club will head tho merchants' display in the parade. In other particulars the arrangements are as already published. The speaking will begin at 1:30, when David Overmyer will speak for the Dem ocrats, lie will be followed at 2:30 by Frank Doster, who will attempt to show why the laboring men should vote the Populist ticket. Gen. J. C. Caldwell w ill follow for the Republicans, and I. O. Pickering for, the prohibitionists. Mrs. Laura M. Johns will represent the wom an suffragists. KILLED THE CASHIER. Masked Men Kob the liank at Tescott and Kscape. Sauna, Kans., Sept. 1. Word has just been received that the bank at Tescott, fifteen miles north of here, was robbed thi3 morning by four masked men, who boldly entered the bank, killed the cashier and carried away considerable money. Sheriff Anderson is organizing a posse to head them off, as the robbers started south after plundering tho bank. About -9:15 o'clock four masked men entered the bank and held up the cashier, shooting several times at him and drawing a knife compelled him to deliver to them $1,000. They theu backed out of the front door. Citizens shot at them with revolvers and it is thought that one of the robbers was hit. John Swartz, a young man, stepped out in the street with a gun, when the robbers turned aud shot him through the groin. Ho was seriously wounded aud may die. Then the robbers mounted their horses which had been left at the lumber yard nearby and hurried awav. Posses from 1 escott, Salina and other points started in pursuit and word has been received that the robbers were seen near Brookville at 1 o'clock. A farmer who was iu the bank at the time of the robbery was made to give up his valua bles aud money. IaH Men to fiesnme Work. Pittsbl'ro, Sept- 1. A general and immediate resumption of work in the window glass factories of the country is anticipated. Half a dozen firms have al ready accepted the worker's proposition, and according to Secretary Springer after the conference to be held here Monday other manufacturers wiil effect a settle ment, whether the meeting has any re sult or not. The O. II. manner Case. In the district court this afternoon Judge Hazen is listening to the argu ment of tho O. II. Dauuer ice cream li cense case. City Attorney D. C. Tillot son represents the city in the caie and Lawyers I.arirnro and Bird are looking alter Mr. Daniiers side of the case. Mr. Dauner refuses to piay the city peddling license because he sells ice cream of his own manufacture. Cnpt. .Tack. Crawford. Lionized. London, Sept. 1. Capt. Jack Craw ford, the poet scout, is attracting much attention in London. Ho has been taken up by the newspapers, and is lie coming somewhat of a society lion. On Monday next, under the auspices of Canon Wilberforce, Capt. Crawford is to address an audience in the parish hall, Westminster. Clifford Aolitfor a.,OOD. New York, Sept. 1. Clifford, the king of the Leigh and Hose string, was sold at Sheepshead Bay today for $25,000. The purchaser is It. L. Rose. The sale of the stable today is to wind up the partnership between Mr. Hose aud Mr. Leigh. Won't Affect the Cattle Market. El Paso. Tex., Sept. 1. J. IL Nations, a leading cattle man of the southwest, says: "There are not enough cattle in northern Mexico that can be sent into the United States to affect the market." Iowa' War Governor lend. Iowa Citt, la., Sept. 1. Samuel J. Kirkwood, Iowa's war governor, died this afternoon. He had been gradually fail ing for some time. He was born Decem ber 20, 181o Troops Ordered to ItatavM. Thk Hague, Sept. 1. The government has ordered an additional reinforcement of 80i) troops to be sent from Holland to Batavia during the month of September. Dr. Brownfield who is giving open air concerts on West Sixth street at the edge of Potwin each evening is a Topaka phy sician, who holds a regular registration certificate issued lat .May. The doctor has a license from the city of Potwin. He says this license is two dollars more than the Topeka license. Dr. Brownfield says he will buy property here and make Topeka his home and headquarters and that he has relatives who are coming here from Olathe to locate. Henry Poilard, a colored man living at 1022 Washington street, died j-esterday afternoon of heart disease. He was a member of the Knights of Tabor and the lodge will conduct his funeral which will be held at 10 a. m. tomorrow. JEW PARTY BORil. The "National" Party Formed Today at Draddock, Pa- Near the Cradle of the Original Eepublican Party. DOWN WITH BONDS Appears to Be the Party's Main Idea. The Spoils System Also Must Go, Tliey Say. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. L The new national party, to bo called the "Nation als," evolved from the brain of J. B. Corey, a coal operator of Braddock, was born today. Its birth was to be accom panied by a parade and barbecue. The parade was a fizzle, but a larger crowd is expected at the barbecue, where there will be enough food to feed 5,1)00 persons. The convention was call ed to order in the picnic ground by Win. Corey. The call for" tha. "formation of the new party reads as follows: "We, the undersigned, citizens of Pennsjdvania, being deeply impressed with what seems to bo the almost uni versal conviction of patriotic citizens, believe that tho present financial dis tress, business depression, contempt of civil authority and anarchy prevailing throughout this country can be attrib uted to nothing so much as to the par tisan abuse of our municipal state and national offices; and we believe that if these abuses are continued they will in evitably result in the breaking down of our entire civil government "In support of this statement we point to the straits in which our rep resentatives in congress find them selves, that of putting unborn American children under bonds to meet the enormous cost of our general government, which baa increased from $G0,0U0,O00 in the year 1800, to $500,000,000 in 1894, while the population has only doubled. We pro test that the creating of an official aris tocracy, by our legislators and congress men voting themselves and their politi cal henchmen higher salaries than are paid in any other business outside of public offices, is not only contrary to the spirit of our Democratic institutions and opposed to our Republican system of government, but is putting upon the in dustries of the American people greater burdens than our national resources will stand; thirty years will see th American people compelled to repudiate the bonds now being issued to meet the current expenses of the day. "Realizing that a radical change in po litical p-nrties is absolutely ' necessary, and that a higher type of patriotism than at present prevails must be found in order to restore our government to the original intention of its framers, viz: "A government of the people, by the peo ple and for the people," we invite all patriotic citizens to meet in an informal mass couvention to be held at Brad dock's Field. Pa., to consult as to tho best means of organizing a new party with a view of terminating the abuses so wofully apparent iu our civil govern ment. "We respectfully set forth that the ex perience of the American people, under the 'political spoils' system is such that in our opinion, in the formation of a new party, as far as practical, the honors of, and not the spoils from, offices should bo the incentive of office seeking. "That tho platform of the new party should be based upon a reduction in the number of our national and state offices to the lowest possible point and of abol ishing offices maintained as a means for "political reward." That the members of congress should be reduced to one fourth of the present number; that the United States senate should be reduced to one-half; and the senators to be elect ed by the people. That the presidential oliice should be limited to one term, and the number of members in our etate leg islatures reduced to one-fourth the pres ent number. That, the salaries of all public officials should bo reduced to what they were before the days of the "salary grab" and "back-pay steal" congress. That all questions of tariff, finance and laws governing the civil anti-business re lations of the people should be taken out of politics and relegate-d to the law-making power." Names of many prominent citizens of Pittsburg were signed to the call. TORPEDO GUNS TESTED. Xew Guns For the Oovernmcnt More TIi an Satisfactory. New York, Sept. 1. Tho testing of the pneumatic torpedo guns at Sandy Hook was to have been concluded today. When the eight inch one was to have been tested, owiug to the fog which pre vailed it was rendered impossible to dis charge the gun as at its range, 5,900 yards, everything was invisible. Major Phipps aud Captain Heath of the bor.rd of ordnance of the proving grounds, tested the training, elevation and depression of the gun, both by hand and electricity. The requirements of the United States government specifications were more than complied with, Jhe time for each operation being considerably inside that allowed. Major Phipps and Captain Heath ex pressed their satiifaction with the result of all the trials made. To test the fuse, a 15-inch torpedo, a block with fuse was fired from one of the large guns, when picked up and examined it was shown to have acted admirably. Among those who were present was Post Captain Mertwago, of the Russian legation at Washington, who carefully examined the guns and was pleased with their working. It was stated that no eight-inch guns will be manufactured in the future, as the fifteen inch gun is ca pable of discharging all the different sizes of projectiles used. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. THINKS HE IS IJRECK. The Young Man's I a.ni II y Naturally Want it Kept ."Secret. Louisville, Sept 1. Thomas L. Mar tin, a well known young lawyer, who is a brother of State Senator Martin, has been committed to the Central iusano asylum. He has some very peculiar hallucinations. He believes that he is Congressman W. C, P. Breckinri Ige, and claims to have lost his voice making speeches in the Ashland district He says he is the best lawyer in Louisville, and has all the practice. None of tho other attorneys, according to his story, has any practice whatever. Last night he made speech after speech, in imaginary canes, and completely ex hausted himself. His family have tried n every way to keep the matter a secret He becamo so violent on Monday night that his doctor took him to Central police sta tion and wantod him confined. Because Major Gunther would not agree to keep the matter from the newspapers, tha doctor took hi patient to the river, where he has since been confined in a steamer. He was eo violent he had to be tied. Mr. Martin's mental derangement is attributed to overwerk and the exces sive use of tobacco. He is 34 years old. LIGHT SHOWERS. Kansas Will Have fo Ueiieral Itnln Soon, Savo Mr. Jennings. Sergeant Jennings of the United States signal service, says this afternoon: "Tha indications are that there will be local show-era in Kansas this evening but no general rains. There is a great change in the condition of the atmosphere, and there is moisture jd the air. There will probably be places in the state where the showers will collect and a heavy rain will be the result." The barometer has fallen one-tenth of an inch since ton o'clock which would indicate that the elements are somewhat disturbed. The rain at noon was not sufficient to lay the dust thoroughly on the dirt streets but there was a heavy rain south east of the city. The thermometer has cut up all sorts of queer capers today. At 11 o'clock it indicated 90 degrees and when the show er came it tumbled to bO. At 2 o'clock it was trying vainly to get back and had reached b3. K. r. PRIZES. GIrard, K annus, Get Second J'rize. in the llivihlou Irill. Washington, Sept 1. The drill prizes for the competing divisions of the uni form rank of the Knights of Pythins wero awarded by the judge today. The ten prizes for division drills were awarded as follows: First Hastings of Hastings, Mich. Second Parkersburg, No. 13, of Parkersburg, W. Va. Third John Barr Glenn division of Eau Claire. Wis. Fourth Mystic, No 12, of Girard, Ivas. Fifth New Albany No. 5, of New Albany, lnd. Sixth Yel low Cross No. K5, of Alliance, Ohio. Seventh Provost .No. I, of Kan sas City, Mo. Eighth Terro Haute No. 3. of Terro Haute lnd. Ninth Lilly No. 10 of Radcliffe, Iowa. Tenth Indianapolis No 50, of Indianapolis, lnd. Tho cavalry drill prize was won by the D. D. Burnes hussars of St Joseph, Mo., and the batallion drill by the First batallion of the First ment of Indiana, who were without regi-cjii;- petitors. The awards were aunounced by Gen. Caruahan as soon ad the judges had reached their decision, although the presentation of prizes does not take place until 5 o'clock. Cortiderablo disappoint ment was manifested because tin local lodge has not raised the full amount of prize money. The prizes offered aggregate fi.l!00, but only $0,000 cash was secured. Checks will probably be given for th balance and an effort made to raiso it within twenty days. This is the last day of the encamp ment The flags. will be low ered from Camp Washington to night Knights have been leaving the city for their homes for three days and tents are comparatively desert ed today. HOOK MA KING. The first books printed from tjF?-9 faced with copper came from tho press In 1850. Stereotyping in tho rn:;in. according to tho present method, was invented in 1779 by Tilloch. In B. C. 407 the price of wooden no count books for merchants' uso was a drachma each, about 19 ceut:?. A bookst Hern' trust was formed in London as early as 1S30 for tho pnrpO'.e of crushing out tho pmall book dealers. The fm;t printed and illustrated work on natural history was a "Ilerbarius, " by Schocffor, in 1484. It had wood cut of 250 plant. Tho word book comes to tis from the Raxou hoc, mfanir.g ccit, brcanso the Saxons usually wrotu either on Ix ot h boards or on bark. When many copies of any book were required during tho days of manuscript, all the scriboH in a monastery wero as sembled and wroto from tho dictation of a reader. Logographic printing, the most co?i: mon wordrt being ca.it. in ono pieco, was attempted for books in 1783, bnt kooh abandoned, not being bo convenient r the single letters. In Ireland and Scotland during the seventh and eighth centuries tho scribe, a book writer, wan held in such cf to'ro that the fino for killing him was as heavy as that for taking tho lifo of a bishop. Gutenberg's Bibles wf.re sold iu loos sheets, and each pm eha.-er select rd fol himfelf tho stylo and amount of hand illumination ho wanted, the kind ol binding aud tho number of claHps atiJ bosses ho was willing to pay for. Go to Hopkins' tonight, and hear the Alhambra music.