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' KANSAS CROPS.
fair Report ol the Secretary of the State . houl of Airletdtaro-Damago to tho Oar Crop. Tofxka, Kan., Aug. 8. Following is the crop report lor August ox tn buh Hoard of Agriculture: Resorts bow la from about 500 cocre- pondents of this board representing very eonnty in the State clearly indi cate that the condition of all growing crops throughout every portion of the State has been ynj seriously injured during the month of July. The severe drought, intense beat and occasional Vn uiU nrAvaillnor throughout the State generally hate been the cause of this falling off of the crop prospects. 2on Corn which during July passed through the most critical stage of its growth, being the period of its fertilisa tion and ear formation, has been the most severe sufferer. Its condition, which one month sgo was reported at 00 per cent of an average condlt.on, is now reported at 33 per cont This devastation of crops is not confined to any one section of the State, but is found to exist in every portion, varying only in degree. That portion of the Bute, however, embraced between the 7th and 100th meridians has, accord ing to our reports, suffered most seriously. Yet some counties east of the 07th Gray and Riley report practically a failure of this crop. Ten others report the condition from 25 to 80 per cent, while twenty Ave counties embraced within a belt in Eastern Kansas with Marshall, Nema ha, Brown and Doniphan on the north and Chautauqua, Montgomery. Labette and Cherokee on the south, report con dition from 50 to 80 per cent West of the one hundredth meridian eight coun ties Morton, Stanton.Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Wallace, Thomas and Cheyenne also report the condition of corn from 50 to 80 per cent The corn area of these counties, however, is comparauveiT very smalL While rains throughout August may benefit to some extent the late corn, yet the crop generally is too far advanced to be materially helped by future rains, and it is safe to say that the crop this year will not exceed one third of a full average crop, or about 73.000.000 bushels. Wheat As threshing progresses, wheat is found in many instances to yield better than expected, and the quality is also found to be excellent Yields of from thirty to forty bushels per acre are reported testing from sixty two to sixty-five pounds per busheL In many western counties, however, the yield is low and the average product per acre for the State will probably not much exceed that reported one month ago, or an aggregate wheat proauct lor the State of about 23,000,000 bushels. Flax Flax area has been increased considerably in the State this year, and the crop Is very good, yielding from ten to twelve bushels per acre. Oats Oats, although short is a better crop than was expected. The yield is rood, ranging in some counties from forty to seventy bushels per acre, and that, too, of a superior quality. Summary Corn compared with full average condition, 33; barley compared with full average condition, 60; flax compared with full average condition, 84; broom corn compared with full aver age condition, 57; sorghum compared with full average condition, 02; millet compared with full average condition, 60; tame grasses compared with full average condition, 58; potatoes com pared with full average condition, 40; prairie grass compared with full aver age condition, 55. Fruit Apples, prospects of an aver S3: teaches. nrosDects of an average crop. 41; grapes, prospects of an average crop, 84. Rainfall and Chinch Bugs July, 1890, goes upon record as a month of extraor dinary drought and remarkably high temperature, unsurpassed in the last twenty years and being preceded by a dry, hot June, the effect was to serious ly damage all crops not matured on July 1. Ealns fell during the month in different portions of the State, but they were usually light and of a local char acter. In no case have they followed any regular lines or belts of territory, and therefore no county in the State has wholly escaped the damaging ef fects of the drought Chinch bugs are re , ported in many counties, but not in large numbers, and in no case is dam age worthy of note reported as being done. ORIGINAL PACKAGES. en tho Original A GREAT PARADE. Wk rtanferenee Report Packs g Mill Accepted By the Hon. WasmsGTOJf, Aug. 8. The conference report on the Original Package bill was dopted in the House yesterday by a rote of 120 to 03. rni fonr Democrats voted for the bill Flthian of Illinois, Crisp of Georgia, Herbert of Alabama and Lewis of Mississippi. Nine Republicans ,rv loose from the leaders on their aide and recorded their votes in the ..mMm. Thev were Leilbach and Beckwith of New Jersey, Burton of Ohio, Stockbrldge of Maryland, Frank and Klnsey of Missouri, Bayne, of i..io Adams of Illinois and tHJ'""l ' v. KtiifoV of Wisconsin. . Tr(Hrhan. of St Louis, the mill- tntr Conoreteman. who when arriv ini here and being introduced to Sena- tor Sherman, asuea mm won was from, dodged the vote. He allpped rJnaV room and did not come . ,ntil the ta ht was over. As the House has adopted the Senate enure will not be debated in the upper branch .of Ingres. and 1 the result ol we oomerenoe w w --r-j announced and the bill sent to ths Pres cient to-day for his signature. Imposing Farad of the O. A. R. at Boeton Forty Thousand Men la a,ine rromi ent lien Present. Boston, Aug. 18. This Is the day of the big Grand Army of the Republic demonstration. Yesterday morning as 8:80 o'clock the sun was ent'roly obscured by clouds, while a brisk northeast wind held the flags on the buildings straight out from their masts and caused a con stant agitation of the streamers and smaller decorations with which the buildings are so profusely covered. The thermometer at the signal office was then 07. The roar of cannon from the fleet In the harbor announced at 8:30 o'clock thattho Dispatch, with Secretary Tracy, Vlce-rrosident Morton and General Sherman on board, was coming up the bay, and half an hour later another sa lute announced her arrival in the har bor. The distinguished gentlemen were escorted to the Hotel Vendorae, and sub sequently Secretary Tracy and Vice Prosldent Morton took their seats on the Presidential, reviewing sianu as Coploy's square President Harrison, who arrived last evening, breakfaated at the Vendome early. Shortly before nine o'clock he received the Governor and State delega tion and the party took carriages and rode over a portion of the route of the parade, to view the decorations. After the drive, the President took his placo on the rovlowing stand and wsb soon surrounded by many other notable gen tlemen. During the carriage ride the President was the recipient of many ex pressions of good will and respect from the crowds along the way. THE PAIIAPE. Boston, Aug. 13. The grandest par ade that Boston ever witnessed was the G. A. R. procession yesterday, in which in ono men took Dart and which was over six hours passing a given point A continuous blaze of color welcomed the veterans on each side of their route and the never-ceasing strains of music and the great enthusiasm exhibited made ftia anonA nnn tint to be forirotten. The executive and commanding officer was Commandor-ln-Chief General R. A Al ger. The departments marched in the order of their organization, with the one exception of Massachusetts, which as the department entertaining the vis itors was given the extreme left of the line. The departments In the order in which they paraded, with tbelr com manders, are as follows: Illinois, W. L. Distln; Wisconsin, B. F. Bryant; Pennsylvania, J. F. Dennl Bon; Ohioi P. 11 Dowling; New York, Floyd Clarkson; Connecticut J- C. Timatp.h: New Jersey. A M. Matthews; Maine, J. D. Anderson; California, A J. Buckles; Rhode Island, B. F. Davis; New Hampshire, Thomas Coggswell; Vermont & M. Mansur; Potomac, M. E. Meil; Virginia, J. N. Smith: Marvland. G. R. Graham; Ne braska, T. & Clarkson; Michigan, H. M. Dufflold; Iowa, M. P. Mills; Indiana, G. R. Stormond; Colorado and Wyoming, D. L. Holden; Kansas, I. F. Collins; Delaware, Samuel Lewis; Minnesota, J. C Compton; Missouri, L. Rossiur; Oregon, J. E. Varney; Ken tucky, M. Mlnton; West Virginia, W. G. Walter; South Dakota, E. T. Langley; Washington and Alaska, M. M. Holmes; Arkansas, A S. Fowler; New Mexico, A. M. Whitcomb; Utah, Henry Page; Tennessee, C F. Mullen; Louisiana and Mississippi, G. T. Hodges; Florida, F. S. Goodrich; Texas, A K. Taylor; Mon tana, E. F. Ferris; Idaho, W. T. RUey; Arizona, G. F. Coates; Georgia, D. D. Porter; Alabama, vv. u. uunter, iurm Dakota, G. P. Winshrp; Indian Terri tory and Oklahoma, ; Massachusetts, G. H. Inness. Scattered throughout the line were a multitude of men of National reputa tion. At the reviewing stand In copeiey square were seated all the dignitaries, . . . n t J a eVVA the President ana vice-rresiuent ui mo TTtt. stains. Secretaries Tracy, Proc tor. Noble and Rusk, General Sherman, Admiral Gherardl and staff, Governor it-oMrott Mid staff. Lieutenant uover- jiavv nor Burleiirh and staff or Maine, the Governors of JSew uamp oiilro. Vermont Rhode Island, and tw finvernors. Governor jjracKeita council beads of the State departments, Knatnra Hoar and Dawes, toe com mandants of the Charlestown navy yard mnA of Port Warren. Collector ueara, Vsvftl Officer Currier. Postmaster Corse, Mrs. Bogan and Mr& Whlttenmyors, of the Woman's Belie! Corps A LAKE OF FIRE., MatnrmI tias Kiploslou Causes Coiwterna tlun In Indiana. Cincixhati. Aug. 13. Late editions of the evonlng papers contalnod bare announcements of a wonderful and startling spontaneous explosion of nat ural gas not far from Waldron, Shelby County, Ind., about seventy-five miles from this city, almost on the line of the Big Four road. From passengers on in coming trains fuller details were re ceived. - - , The scene of the upheaval Is near the mouth of Coins creek, twelve miles from Shelby villo. About nine o'clock a tre mendous explosion, rocking the entire country for mllos around, frightened the people greatly. As tbey approached the spot from whence tho noise of the explosion came a wonderful sight greeted them. Acre after acre of ground had been torn up to an unknown depth. From a thousand points huge shafts of flame reared their crests into the air. At times it appeared as if a fiery lake had settled down upon the earth, and as the wind blew across It the appearance was that of a great field or grain swayed by the moving atmo sphere. Strangest of all, from the cen ter of the stream or names, tnirty xeet high, came a geyser, sputtering and hissing through, throwing the spray in glittering showers, fifty feet each way. The peculiar odor that pervades all nat ural gas sections was overpoweringly strong, as if a vast quantity of gas were in the air. After the first astonishment was over THE GRAND ARMY. aatherlni of the Veteran Host, at Bceto. -The rre.ld.nt Arrive and Speaks to the Old Soldiers. Bostox, Aug. 12,-As the Baltimore, flying the President's flag, "d bearing President Harrison, Secretaries Rusk and Noble and Private Secretary Hal ford, ontorod Boston harbor yesterday afternoon she was met by the other vessels of the floot-tho Atlanta, Koar- the gunboats rotrei ana Al.natah boat DOlDDin, Wio 1AJO aa w age. town, the THE RAILROAD STRIKE. Governor 11 111, of New York, Hays It Is No! tho l'art or Htate Troops to Operate naii roads. NkwYohk, Aug. 13. In reply to a dispatch sent by Vico-rresldent Webb r- i.l.s aJ 4 a a to Governor lllll, asKing ma oui troops bo sent to Syracuse to overawe th New York Central Btrikors, he re ceived the following reply from Colonel Judson, military secretary to the Gov ernor: "Your dispatch to Governor Hill to hand. He directs me to say that Vas nnt General Farnsworth to in- dynamite cruiser Vesuvius and the tor- situation and report on it . ! . i .11 ma t.na HBar- I ... . ,, w It is deslrablo that oniciai imormauuu shall bo obtained before overt action la taken. You may rest assured pedoboatCushlng-all save the Rear- sage and tne iusuiny The revonuo cutter Gallatin, with Gov- ernor Brackett, Collector uoara ana .. fr Mnlveo on board, escorted her to her anchorage. Mayor Hart and other members of tho city government also went down to tho harbor to woiconm iu rMaf Maffidtrato. while Mrs. Noble and -O . TIllnf I UOmiOOU. ill IS other ladies were on Doara operate tho railroad nor to interfere on ., n i... l.nJaA n limit 0.4U u I r . ... ,, rrosiacnt numnuu - ijChai 0f cither party to a lauor emrr that tho State authorities win acs promptly and vigorously in protect ing property and preventing vio lence. The functions of the military forces should not however, bo mlsun 4.,wui Tt is not their business to . .v..m.(a. gw nannoQ n b m., smia mo 7-""... Rowe's wharf and was escortea ww. Hotel Vendome by the First battalion of cavalry. . When the President eniereu vuo dining room at Parker's he was greeted with applause. coionei vui. Taylor acted as toaatnaasier pa tented President Harrison, who again received an ovation. Rising slowly, President Harrison said: I do not count it the least or tnose fortunate circumstances which have oc caslonally appeared in my life, that I am able to be here to-nigni to uuun, people began to look about for damages M comrade9 or the Grand Army of done. It was found that gigantic cracks J United States Great applause. like great wrinkles seamed tne carm Jt aS80Ciation great in its achieve for hundreds of feet in some directions. Stones were found scorching hot two miles away, and as the wind occasion ally parted tho flames It was seen that the earth was scooped to a depth of fifty feet over an acre In extent Ogdcn's crave yard, an abandoned church yard, . ni n half miles away, was shaken and graves cracked open. It is claimed that the bones in one or two were exposed. Natural jraa was never suspouw-u m .u j, .ml how it caught fire is a mystery. There is the greatest excitement, and the entire nonulation for miles around is on the Bpot It is not even guesseu how the flames can be extinguished Indiana has a veritable lake of fire, lighting up the country for miles, some thing no other spot on eartn can uuusw A disnatch from Greensburg, Ind., says the light of the burning gas can be ment and altogether worthy of perpetu ation until the last of the associations have fallen into an honorable grave. It is not my purpose to-night to address you in an extended speech, but only to say that, whether walking with you, many of you, in the private pursuits of life, or holding a place of official responsibility. I can never in cither forget those who uphold the flag of this Nation in those days when it was in peril. Every thing that was wormy of preservation in our history. Every thing that is glowing ana giuwwuo the future, which we confront, turned upon the Issue of that strife In which you were engaged. Will you per- mit mo to visa w vou a uio iuu oi m .. AaairA llTte and that eacn 01 y" "j dimmed the love lor tne nag wmuu fmm vour Homes to aiauu seen from that point and that hundreds undep itg follig amid the shock of battle and amid dying men. I believe inure are indications to-day in this country of a revived love for the flag. lAppiauso. I could wish that no American citlzes would look upon it without saluting." Loud applause. Upon concluding his address the President and members of the Cabinet withdrew from the halL The irroat arrival of the day was the TCehrnaka train of f f leencoachea, bring ing Department Commander T. S. Clark son in the State department headquar ters' car. The veterans seemed to breathe easier as they emerged from their cramped quarters, so Urea, ana the expression: "Been standing most of the way," was heard on all sides. Interest centered in a thin-vlsaged veteran surrounded by congratulating comrades, a survivor of four prisons Andersonville, Llbby, Savannah and Mlllen Lieutenant A. K. Comston. The report was current among this dele ration that 1,000 voterans from Western districts were ooiigea to turn uus Chicago for lack of accommodations. The busiest place in town was ths headquarters of the bureau of informa tion, in charge or cue sons 01 It was tho estimated opinion that 10,000 people bombarded this bureau with a fire of questions between seven and elevon a. m. The branch bureaus throughout the city were equally ousy. 0 . ma- si nn Quackcnbush post or JUicnigan, men, with the B'ourth regiment Dana, of Detroit arrived at 10:30. General Alger's wife and her two daughters, and Mrs. John A. Logan and daughter are the guests of the wife of General Cogswell, or baiem. At 12:35 a train of eleven coaches rolled into the Fitchburg depot bearing Aurora Tost 32, of Illinois, and the orig inal Decatur post G. A. R., organized in 1800, 400 men in alL There was a crowd on hand to see Mrs. Logan, but she was in the second section, which arrived at two p. m. After graciously greeting her friends she was escorted to a car riage by Past Department Commander Billings, of Massachusetts, ana anven to the Vendome. Mrs. Logan was es corted by U. S. Grant post 800 veterans and 200 ladles or the oman s neuei Corps, of Chicago. General Kansom post 01 noma, reached Gloucester on the steamer city of Gloucester at noon and were met by Colonel Allen post and escorted to tne city hall where they were receivea oy the city government xney wui wmo to Boston this afternoon. The steamer City of Portland, rrom Portland, brought Thatcher post, 111, seventy-five men and numerous stray delegates including several comrades from George H. Thomas Post, of Chl- who were on the tram on Pullman car was burned Canada. The main body over COO men, is due this Post SI, of Pittsburgh, struck Boston last night Their quar ters, an apartment bouse on Columbus avenue, were found inadequate and the occupants of numerous private houses In ths vicinity were aroused and brought to take in the weary veterans. Finally resting places wers found tor al1- REPARATION MADE. Th Salvador Gortnmnii AdoIost For Recent Occurrences. Washwotok, Aug. IS. Late Friday .t.ni tha State uenariment re ceived from Minister Mlzner a telegram from La Llbertad saying that aunng a wtle in the citv of San Salvador the forces of the Provisional uovernmens seized the consulate in that city, hauled down the flag and damaged property. The department the same day instructed Mr. Mixner by telegraph to demand full wn.rtt.inn of Salvador, the relnstate- mA.t nt and protection of the Consul and to see that aU rights of the United at.toa snd its citizens were observed. Lsjitnlirht the department received word from Mr. Mlzner informing it that the Provisional Government of Salvador had hoisted our flag over tne unite States consulate the dsy before, at the s.ma time salutlmr it with twenty-one guns, and that the Consul had been re instated in office and the rights of the rr.uvi Ktstes and its citizens wert V IUSVW ' guaranted. a trniwr to the scene. The dust irom vA .,iv.iitfwi irrnund came down in showers at many points in the county. tinnAvnAa nf nnnnle were confident an earthquake had Bhaken the ground. There is great fear among some quar 4nvo rvf an nt.her evnloslon. but the best nintrm ia that haviwr found an outlet there will bo no more explosions. The gas woll, twenty-one and one-half miles away, from which Shelby vllle and other towns are supplied, shows no signs of a decreased flow, though millions of feet are being consumed in the lake or nro. A30TIIEK ACCOUNT. CoLVMBrs, Ind., Aug. 18. A telephone n - tl.tA- m liA message rrom uurney a oiuuuu, uu Tiiir Four road, elves an account ox a 0 . . " .. . J vl ovninRinn tnat occurreu uu way between that place and St Paul, about elirhteen miles west of this city, ahakinir the earth for miles around. The theory is that the cause was nat ural gas, as a number or weus nave been sunk in that vicinity, ine eanu opened for a distance of several hundrea feet and about four acres of ground was tnrn on bv the uoheavaL which threw n rth. stones and trees several feet m a - . At-. MHSAIVVtH Around the outer eages me Bank down a considerable distance, a large volume of fire and flame burst from the fissure ana is now uins f onn nr soo feet and roarinir loud enough to be heard for miles. The center 01 the crevasse is in a bed of flat rock at the mouth of Coin's creek. The water in the stream is repelled by the force of the flames and drawn around over the nnhesved cround. Great excitement prevails In the neighborhood. A COMPLETE FAILURE. The Great Strike on the New York Central Road a Dismal Failure. New York, Aug. 13. The strike upon the New York Central railroad is prac tically at an end and the Knights or Labor have sunerea tne most crusn- inir defeat in their history at least 0 .. j rrw- RO It appeareu jusieruuv. ucj made anneals to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, to the Firemen s Brotherhood, to the switchmen s unions on other roads of the Vanderbllt system and to the kindred organizations beg Hnirthem to come to their support in thair fiorht against the Central, but M a ... these appeals have been met with re fusal that settled it so far as the New York Central was concerned. It has become apparent that tne occa alon was seized by other labor organlza tions to settle some old sores with the Knfirhta. The revenge is so complete 0 . . a - A 1L tht It tiromises to amount to iw Wow. The squaring of accounts by the Brotherhood of Engineers ia the most i.tMsttnir of alL They have taken amnla revenzs tor the Q strike. Reports from all along the road indi cate that the strike is practically at an end. Passenger trains were running on time between here and at Albany and the delay west of there was unimpor tant All trains are now leaving the the Grand Central depot exactly on time and the incoming trains are .n,flr delayed. Freight traffic v.. hn nartlallv resumed ai blockade of cars is being rapidly raised, vorsy, but only when invoked to aid the local civil authorities in suppressing violence and protecting property, iney are not cxpocted to do mors police duty and not to discharge those functions which more properly belong to a posse comitatus. Tho powers of the civil authorities should bo fully applied be fore recourse should bo had to military forces. Tho Governor desires that you keep blm fully advised as to any future occurrences." AT AWIASY. AtnAST, N. Y.. Aug. 12.-Adjutant-Gonoral Tortos, when asked regarding tho movement of tbo State troops in connection with the striko, said: "Up to this hour there has not been a dol lar's worth of property destroyed or a single act of violence committed. As a wholo, tho strikers are behaving ad mirably and aro in good temper. The company has now peaceably resumed possession of its property and its trains aro running through without molesta tion. It is doubtful whethor troops will be now needed. The State authorities are prepared for any emergency and will act vigorously and prompt ly, without fear or hesitation, when ever such action is really nec essary, but they will only use force as a last extremity and then only for the protection of property and tho preven tion of violence. The strikers profess a desire to avoid violence and we shall believe them to be sincere uniu w have evidence to tho contrary." No attempt will be made to move freight out of the East Albany yards until additional Pinkerton men arrive in such numbors as will allow them to picket the yards around its many miles of boundary. Carpenters employed by the Central were yostorday engaged in erecting 300 bunks in the West Albany paint shop for the accommodation of these men. cago. which the at Acton, of the post afternoon. HAWAIIAN TRADE. Booming at rresent. But Endangered By Free Sugar In the Tariff B1U. Wasuixotos, Aug. 13. Crosby S. Noycs, editor of the Washington Even ing Star, who recently returned from a visit to the Sandwich islands, speaking of the reciprocity question said: "The Sandwich Islands now buy $5,483,000 of tho products of our farmers, mechanics, manufacturers, etc, growing from $1,605,000 before the treaty, an increasd of nearly 400 per cent the short time the treaty has been in operation. The United States now sells the islands 19 por cent of their whole imports and does over 80 per cont of their entire carrying trade. These are flush times in the island Tho reciprocity treaty has set all the wheels of business in motion and put a great deal of money in circulation. But it has worked equally well for tho Unltod States. The Hawalians are not money hoarders and tbo money they have acquired by the business brought about by tho reci procity treaty has been expended by the United States in the purchase of the necessities, conveniences and lux uries of life. At the same time it has developed our ocean-carrying trade, which had almost become a lost indus try to tho large extent shown above. The big freight list of one of our ves sels plying between San Francisco ana Honolulu presents a curious illustration of the infinite variety of our products in all the wide range from the elegances of life that aro now purchased by the Hawalians under the reciprocity treaty, and it may be added that our Pacifio States are profiting so greatly by this trade that should any detriment come to it through the passage of a non-reciprocity free sugar act the party respon sible for that legislation will be likely to hear from the Pacific slope to its disadvantage at the next election. At least I infer that such would be the re sult from somo rather emphatic remarks made by prominent California business men now visiting the islands." Cardinal Newman Dead. LoxDOX, Aug. 12. Cardinal Newnam is dead. The Cardinal became ill on Saturday, when he had a severe chllL He passed into a comatose condition on Sunday and remained unconscious until he died. BIOGRAPHICAL. John Henrv Newman ws born In London February 21,"l)l The eon of a banker, be was educated at Ealing school. Be was ol a marked religions nature, and first accepted the Methodist views, but after graduating at Trinity College. Oxford, he cams la con tact with Archbienop w nsioij hit belief. He was a atrong wrlurand ble articles attracted wide attention. In ISM be lost faith la the Church ot Kngland and Joined the Cnurrh of Bnwe. After the ao- ctsilon ol io Aiu. to tne jr . maa was ralsei to the dig olty ot Cardfcal D. aeon, May li.197.