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ttte REPUBLIC' TUESDAY. JULY 23. 1901.
U IK. HEAT WAVE IS MARKED BY UNUSUALLY LOW DEATH RATE. Absence of Humidify, or Moisture in tlio Atinosihci'C. Responsible for This Condition General Health of the City at a High Stand ard How to Avoid Prostration Method of Reviving Heat Virtims. Absence of moUtuie fioni the great heat wave sweeping over the city accounts for a remarkably low death rcte. - correspond ing dcpieo of lmmlility v.ouM have oxer crowded the hospitals and made the. recov-, ery or Ule army 01 me sicjv cxw-jjneiy iouui Iul. A striking feature of the drought is that the general health of St. Louis has never been nt such a hlch standard. Physicians of the City Hospital staff ay that the prac tice of their prolese!on has decreased CO per ent since the visitation of the withering i-Irocco. i Humidity brings disease and pestilence, i None of thc-'e dreaded conditions have plagued the city during till, the longest and hottest period in her history. Acting W.itlier Forecaster Eugene 12. Spencer finds from the record of the drought that at no time wthln Its torrid tway of a month has the atmosphere bven charged iith more than 20 per cent of moisture, which Is incomparably below that of any eimllnr htnt conditions observed by the lo cal Weather Bureau since Its foundation. The diy and blistering heat of Arizona, and New Jlexico has been felt here in all of It-s white intensity. livery breath of air 1 hcaxy with furnace vapor. No relief has been found on street cats and other vehicles that make a circulation of their own. The ltln cspoMd to thro burning blasts has i been scorched in the glare. j KVERV HAl.r HOUR llllorCillV KV VICTIM. The effects of this vtrauge contrast to tho traditional St. Louis summer filled the heat j prostration pavilion at the City Hospital , yesterday afternoon with victims, iiho be-' pan arching at 1 o'clock in all stages of -o:iciousness. There was no break In lliete arrivals up to 6 o'clock. Every half hour Ijrought a new victim. Between 2 and 4 , o'clock they were received at the rale of one vcry fifteen minutes. TWKXTV CAS.ES 11KGEIVEU UKKOKK n o'CIiOCK. loetor Julian A. Gthrung, In charge of the j heal ward, has been almost pro-trated for two days by ths Incessant u'inands upon , hlin. lletolc haste has been ued in ielv inr nearly every patient. Cons-Uuit care and watchfulness has been required to pull the thirty rersons under his ch.irgo through to recovery. Very few cases have been lost sincf the firt patient was received. "What I have dreaded since the heat wave overwhelmed us," said Doctor Gehrung, "is a rise in the humidity. Our experience has taught us that heat prostrations arc on the advance whenever the presence of moisture in tho atmosphere kreps pace wlih the tem perature. I teel Justified in saying that the hospital would not have held all the heat victims if wo had undergone the usual hu mid heat that is felt here etcry bummer. "St. Louis has been lucky. It has been hot. but the dangerous clement has been missing. These perMms stietched out here would be enjoying the average health now It they had let alcohol alone. Nearly eery .ate 1 have received this afternoon hud its origin in a saloon. The cl-u-a of patients shows that persons who order their habits cu an intelligent plan escape heat prostra tion." The hopital gong clanged four times and the overworked physician turned to a new nrrtval. The victim was led to the heat pa vilion In the hosnltal court. Ho was stupid with the paralysis that marks sunstroke. Attendants helped him to remove every btitch of clothing, while Doctor Gehrung !flly applied his little glass thermometer. "Tills man's temperature Is 10S degrees sit this moment," he remark. Other attendants had Jllltd a porcelain bath tub witli blocks if ice. The man. whose blood was as rear boiling aa that of a. human being ever gets without death lnterenlng to end his suffer ings, was lifted into the ice water. HOW THE PATIENTS TAKE ARCTIC II.UXE. At the plunge he shrieked. Tho shock was so great that a momentary collapse caused him to sink peacefully into tho arctic water. A staying hand held bin head above the surface. Another block of ice was applied to the back o the skull, and the glass thermometer was dipped beneath the chill ing tide and held firmiy against the victim's skin. Attendants relieved ona another at this duty. Their hands came out of the water numb, and wcie beaten back into life Jjj- their fellow-helpers. The cooling process 'was continued until the glass read 102 de Brecs. "Out of the water," shouted the physician, bs the gong clanged with the news of an other approach. The last patient was re moved from the tub and placed on his feet. His benumbed legs sank beneath him, and OUTLOOK IS FOR MORE HOT AND DRY WEATHER. BY E. E. SPEXCEB. Obnerrer In Cbare or tho Local Weather Itarena. Tho maximum temperature for St. Louis whs probably reached at 1:30 p. m. yes terday, when the mercury registered 107 degrees above zero. It will continue fair and hot throughout this region, and indications do not glvo any promise for rain, but It Is not likely that the 107 mark will be reached again In the present hot spell. Springfield. 111., led the list ot hot cities with a maximum temperature of 108 de crees; at Des Moines, la., 108 degrees was also reached. Throughout the United States the Intense heat remained practically unbroken, tho KO-desree mark beins reached at seventeen weather stations. In more than ten sta tions, including SL Louis, previous records of twenty years were broken. Besides tho cities already mentioned, the following were among the sufferers: Indianapolis. Cincinnati. Kansas City and Louisville, with a temperature ot 106 each; Cairo. Bis marck. Springfield. Mo., and Omaha, tem poraturo 104 degrees; Davenport, Huron and rwirnrdtn. 102 decrees. At twenty-nine other important, sunmn . TEMPERATURE THE HIGHEST EVER KNOWN IN ST. LOUIS. The thermometer in the Weather Office In the dome of the Federal building registered 107 degrees above zero at 1:30 o'clock yes terday afternoon, the highest temperature ver registered -in tho history of fet, Louis and vicinity. , . .. . At 2 o'clock vapory white clouds gathered o,-er the city, bringing- with them a slight traco of rain and checking tho upward movement of the mercury, which had been rising steadily since 3 a. m. The mercury dropped to IOC degrees, and at 7 p. m. it registered 104 degrees, E. E. Spencer, ob herver in charge of the local Weather Bu leau. said that but for the cloud bank which drifted over the city the temperature proh " ably would have continued to rise, and that In all likelihood 110 degrees would have been reached before sunset. The Intense heat was felt in every section t , ll.f ThAFmnmntAm In VnrWlllS TartS of town registered as hlsh as 10S and 10!) de- i Krees anovc zero, lit tne westtrn una uomi western districts a few larso drops of rain lell about.230 o'clock In the afternoon, but they were dried up almost immediately up on touching the parched ground and heated liavemcrt Sunday's maximum temperature cf W acres, hlk hJ only once been equaled he was carried tu a wailing vot, wliTe chill after chill shook his trame. Tne cuticle was as red as though he had been boiled in a vat of hot laid. Nothing but a sheet was thrown nvr him. and the thermometer was applied again for the purpose of watching M-i temperature. Two mh.utis later it had soared to lffV. lie was orde:od back to the Ice bath. The second immersion seemed to be feaied by tho viitim''inore than the lirst. He begged that he be excused from the experience. City llo-pital moi.sutes are drastic. Without ceremony the parboiled figure splahed Into the water and soatteted the icebergs oer the Pules of the tub. Down went the tem perature with a lofty tumble in a few minute.-. The patient fell, exhausted, upon his couch and passed quietly into the hopeful slumber of relaxation. o.m: itie.t with TUlll'EltATl UK OP 1JO. Doctor Gehrunj wiptd the perspiration from his blow and told of a recent case wheie the victim dropped to the sidewalk in front of Lemp's Breery. overcome, with lit) degrees of Dlood temperature. He was uncoiuclous when ho went into the ice bath. At the sality point he was removed and assigned to :t eot. The blood cooled so rap.dly that the temperature lowered to 2J.2 degrees. Only the most vigorous work with hot-water bag at tho feet and ice bags at the head brought the heat ot the blood back to Hi degrees, when he was pro nounced out ot danger. He left the hos pital the following morning. "Few rirsons hao commented on the quality of the heat that St. Louis has been subjected to during this spell." said Acting Assistant Wtather Forecaster Spencer. "Such a tyoe of heat was never known in St. Louis before. We- have hud droughts be fore, but not such dry ones. Down in Mexico and the State.- and Territories of the south western part of the United States, where tho cllmato Is dry. this sort of weather Is not unusual. "And It will be observed from their mor tality record that tho general health of these communities is very good dunn? their summer. Beyond the discomfort of being baked. St. lxiiiuus have reason to con sratulate themselves that no rains fell which were succeeded by a repetition of the drought conditions." ILLINOIS. r.EruRLic special. Springfield. 111.. July 22.-To-day was an other itcord-bieaker in weather conditions throughout the central portion or Illinois. For two and one-half hours this afternoon the thermometer In the local station of tho t'nlted States Weather Bureau stood at 2u7, a. d gree higher than the highest mark of yesterday, which broke all former rec- COUX MJI'FEUlJtQ XEAK TUSCOLA. nEl'CBLIU SPECIAL. Tuscola, 111., July 22. The corn has never sufftied here until to-day. 7he heat Is causing the leaves on tho trees to wither i nd fail t-ff. 1XTEXM-1 HEAT AT LITCHFIELD. IlEl'fHUC SPECIAL. Litchlield. 111.. July 21 The heat yester day and to-day has been the most intense of the season. HICIIEVr RECORD for DES MOINES. Des llolnes, la.. July 22. The Government thermometer registered 109 degrees here at 3:30 thl afternoon, the highest otllcial record in the history of Den Moines. Two deaths from the heat and numerous pros trations were reported to-day. SIATV MILITIAMEN PROSTRATED. Indianapolis. Ind., July 22. This was the hottest day on record in Indianapolis. The ofllclal record was 100 at 2 o'clock In the afternoon. At the same hour thermometers along the business streets recorded 110 anil 112. There wero two deaths and ihroo pios tratlons from heat. At tho camp of the Indiana National Guard all drills were suspended. Sixty men were overcome during the day. but all rap idly recovered witli the exception of Eeven. who are In the brigade hospital. Many animals were stricken to-da. and Hvciy men are refusing to hire horses. EXCESSIVELY HOT AT FAYETTE. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Fayette. Mo., July 22. The day wan ex cessively hot. the thermometer registering 114 in the shade. XORTTI TEXAS PIONEER DIES. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Bonham. Tex., July 22. Mrs. Louisa Love lace died last night and was buried to-day. Mrs. Lovelace had resided in this county since 1S52 and was one of the oldest sottlers in North Texas. the tomperatcre ranged Ixitwten 90 and 100 degrees. Including New York. New Orleans and Salt Lake, In many Instances Southern cities expe rienced a much lower temperature than places In the extreme northern portions of the country. At Galveston tho highest point reached was SO degrees. At that point rain fell to a depth of 3.08 inches. At Pal estine 1.2 inciies of rain fell. Besides these places, light rains w ere reported from Mem phis, Pittsburg. Little Rock and Santa Fe. The balance of the map shows that tho drought was unbroken. The rain which fell In Texas was accompanied by thunder and high winds. There was a slight trace of rain in parts of St. Louis about 2:30 p. m. Onlj' a few drops fell, however, and in the downtown district there was not even a sign of moisture. The area of highest barometrio pressure covers the upper lako region, and tho area ot lowest pressure is central over Eastern Montana. Secondary areas of pressure, moderately high, are present over the North Pacific ar.d South Atlantic coasts. The last twenty-four hours has been a record-breaking period for temperatures for the Central Mississippi Valley. In the history of the city August 2, ltil was exceeded by one point yesterdiy. The mercury started at SB degrees at 1 a. m. It dropped to SI at 5 o'clock, which was the minimum temperature for the day. From 5 o'clock the rise was steady until 1:30 p. m. Tho readings were as follows: 6 a. m.. So; 7 a. m 87; S a. m., SI; 9 a. :n., Wi; 10 a. m., K); 11 a, m., 102; noon, 105; 1 p. m., 105; 1:30 p. m., 107; 2 p. m., 105; 3 p. m., 103; 4 ji. in., 103; 5 p. m., 105; 6 p. in., 3tJ; 7 p. m., 101. Mr. Spencer believes that the indications are for continued hot weather, hut ths probabilities are that the mercury will not again reach 107 before the heat 13 broken. "This," he said, "will go on record aa the hottest day in St. Louis up to date. The entire country, with the exception of the Gulf States, is as dry and hot as a desert. How long the torrid conditions will con tinue cannot bo predicted. "Owing lo the intense heat everything one touches feels as if It had been placed near a fire. This is duo to the fact that the temperature of the air Is considerably higher than that of the body. In the next week, if the hot weather continues, thire will be considerable suffering from warm nights."' a TO AVOID HEAT PROSTRATION. lly Doctor Louis Rimnienr. Aflftt. 4 Supt. City Hospital. Let intoxicants alone. Alcohol brings S3 per cent of the so-called heat victims to the hospital. Do not blame the sun. It never killed any person who had not abused himself by drinking to excess. Sleep is the greatest enemy of over- heated blood. Take your usual eight hours' rest. The tippler remains abroad nt night, putting his system in condition for sunstroke next day. If it I" too hot to sleep, just lie on jour bed and toss the night through. Your physical nature is getting re- laxution. O Kat what your siomaeh craves. Do not get finicky In the summertime O about diet. You will pui your men- tallty in condition for an easy con- 4 quest by heat. This js presupposing that jou are not a gouiuuin.l. V Dress lightly. Coats make one fietful! There is too much weight in . them for the worker in the sun. Wear clothing that permits a Jree circulation of air. .Material that ab- sorbs the perspiration worn next the skin keeps ()iio in a lolciaut frame of mind. These aie the four principles ot defense against that boiling of the 4 blood which is so dangerous to lite 4 and health. !! . COMiUKKINt; SUNSTROKE. lly Diictor Julian A. Celirunsr. f llritt Ward. CHy IlosnKnl. Ice-water baths, varying between CO and 42 degrees, are the best cure for heat prostration. The semicon- scious or unconscious patient is im- merstd in a tub or water full of floating ice. Ice is held to the head. A temper- ature thermometer is kept under water close to the ltal parts of the victim. Fioni time to time it i re- 4 moved and read by the attending physician. When the temperature of a victim who has arrived with his a blood boiling at 10S degiees has fallen to 102 or 101 degrees he is removed from the tub and laid on a cot near $ by. Here he is seized with a type of chill. Very frequently the tempera- turo sinks from the shock to HI de- grecs. Then ice bags are placed at the base of tho brain and hot-water bags are kept at theeet. The ac- tion resulting from this treatment is to draw tho healed blood from the brain and distribute ft in tho lower portions of tho hrtfiy. Often after being removed from the Ice bath the treacherous blood mounts to a high temperature again. As soon as this feature ot the case Is discovered the patient is placed in tlie ice bath and kept thero until it has been reduced once more. The highest temperature encoun- tered this season in any patient lias been 110 degrees. Recovery from such a condition has been more rapid than in cases where the temperature registered 102 on arrival at the lius- pital. ADVANCE IN PRICE OF SEPTEMBER CORN. Diouglii-Damage Keports Send the Market Up With a Bound. Corn was king In the local market yester day, and there was a wild scramble to buy In the grain pit at tho Merchants' Ex change. Every broker on the floor was rushed with bujing orders, and In the rush to execute these orders the price of Sept. com advanced Ec a bu.. and the pre dictions of 60c corn were realized. The excessive heat reported in all parts ot the corn belt caused outsiders to take hold, and there was an unusual speculative demand. Farmers, who are In a position to see the extent of the drought damage, were all bulls, and sent In a large number ot buying orders. There were few short3, but the keen competition among brokers who were desirous of executing their buying or ders sent prices up with a bound. No rains were reported In any part of the corn belt except Ohio, and very little there, while the prospects for rain were slim. Receipts wera light and only about equal to tho shipments, while thero was an excel lent cash demand. The opening was wild and excited, and It soon became evident that St. ixiuls would hit the 60c mark before Chicago, but after that figure was reached some of the trad ers were inclined to take profits, and prices eased oft to soma extent. Conditions were generally bullish, however, and tlia market soon picked up again, and the close was within ac of the top. Wheat was also strong and active, but mainly In sympathy with corn. Traders forgot all about the record-breaking 700,-000,000-bu. crop, and wildly endeavored to buy as much as possible. There were ad vances reported at Liverpool, Paris and Berlin; crop-damage reports came in freely from the Northwest; a decrease of 1,934,000 bu. was reported In the amount afloat, and this, with active buying of cash wheat by millers, caused all the domestic markets to go up with a bound. In the local pit Sept. wheat closed 3?ic higher than on Saturday and Dec. wheat 4&c higher, while the high points tor tho day were 70c for Sept. and TSVJc for Dec. wheat, respectively :iTic and 4c higher than Saturday's close. Traders suddenly began to realize that stocks in farmer.!' hands are, according to the Government report, smaller than ever before, and that the excellent quality of the present crop would cause millers, ele vators and farmers to carry over as large stocks as possible to next season. It was difficult to find a bear, or at least ono who was willing to sell short, and bro kers had considerable difficulty In executing buying orders. Henry F. Langenborg of Langenberg Bros, was seen in the midst of the cir cle ot excited brokers, and when asked in regard to the market said: "We are rushed with buying orders. It appears as if the farmer, the miller and every one else is now trying to buy wheat, and I have so many orders on hand that I will havo to stop and check up my trades in order to see where I stand. Wheat is going higher, and people arc wise who buy it." C. H. Spencer, in speaking of the mar ket, said: "Corn is bound to sell as high as wheat, although I believe that wheat will sell higher than It Is at present. The dam age to corn has not been exaggerated, and the sooner people rind it out the better it will be for them." Many reports from the country were to tho effect that farmers are feeding wheat to hogs, cattle and horses and doing every thing possible to dispose of the surplus. DISASTROUS TO IOWA CORN. Des Moines, la., July 2i According to re ports to Director Sage of tho Crop Bureau and in loenl uraln men fVi vital- ih,a. iivn have been disastrous to Iowa corn, except in localities which have had rain recently. ! KANSAS. Topcka, Kas., July 2i Like breaths from 1 a furnace the hot air swept across the Kan sas farms to-day, more compjete.y bliahting tho seared corn and other suffering vegeta tion. In some parts .of the State the temper ature was as high, as lie, with considerable humidity. The m?ftJ,0I5?lV., cstlmate of the probable corn yield has fallen from half a crop to A 1 quarter of a crop. Many counties report a I total loss. EIGHT DEATHS AND MANY PROSTRATIONS FROM HEAT. nOCTOIt JULIAN A. GEIIItUNG TreatiuK Victims o Heat Prostration nt tho City Hospital. Men, women and children all over St. Louis succumbed to the heat yesterday. Several of the prostrations resulted fatal ly, and In some casos the victims were dead when found. AH classes suffeied, but laborers whore work exposed them to the sun's rays seemed to be most readily affected. Sur prise was expressed by many that the number of fatalities did not run up into the scores, witli the temperature above tho 100 mark for so long, but this wa3 accounted for by the fact that the air contained very little moistuio, and the heat was not of the "sticky" variety that kills most quick ly. l.Ut of the Dead. Thomas -Wilson, 70 years old, of No. 2123 O'Fallon street. Oeoige Heuber. employed in tho dairv of Frank Hunn at No. 3W1 Cote Brilliante ave nue James Pratt, tho 11-day-old son of Mrs. Jennie Pratt. No. lS17Vi Franklin avenue. George Pu-sie, a lalwrer, 10 years old. No. 1700 South Second street. David Gavih. 24 yeais old. a teamster, rear of No. 2S21 North Spring avenue. Georgo Kehl, an employe of the Spiegel Produce Company, of No. 721 Chouteau aveiiae, found dead in the stablo loft. Bernard Wosslimr, a laborer, living nt. No. 2S2I North Fourteenth street, who was over come by the heat while sitting on a bench in O'Fallon Park. Georce Smith, a dishwasher in Hern's coffee house. No. fill Morgan street. I'rostratloiiM Itojiorled. John Kckrich. a teamster, living at No. 140 Cherokee street; not serious. GOVERNOR SAVAGE GALLS FOR PRAYER. Nebraska's Chief Executive Sets Next Friday as a Day for Fasting and Prayer. RESPONSE TO PUBLIC CLAMOR. Waited io See Whether Missouri's Prayers Would Prove Effective Farmers Declare the Day Set Is Much Too Far Off. I REPUHLIC SPECIAU Lincoln. Neb.. July 22. Ft May of this week has been fixed by Governor Savage by public proclamation as a day upon which religious people ot Nebraska shall unite in prayers for rain. Governor Savaso said Saturday that he would wait and see if the prayers of the people of Missouri availed. If they did not ho would Issuo a proclamatibn. To-day he issued the following: "In response to Importunities and nt the earnest request of members of the ministry that a day be set apart and designated a a day upon which people may meet in their respective houses of worship and offer up prayer to Divine Providence for relief from destructive winds and drought, I here by designate Friday, July 2fl, 1901, as snld day." Grain dealers say that Friday will be too late to do much good, even if rain should follow- the petitions, as tho corn crop, tho only one left to be saved, would by that time be ruined. One-fourth of a crop Is now thought to be the most that can be hoped for it there should be rain within a week. If it is postponed beyond that the only corn produced will be In those few and scattered sections where there has been rain since July 4. WATER SUPPLY THRKATEXED. REPUBUC SPECIAL. AVaterloo, 111.. July 22. Drought adds to the terrors ot heat here. The city's water supply is in danger and notice has been served on patrons to cease use of water for sprinkling. Springs in this vicinity never dry in past forty -eight years aro now with out water. CONCEDE LOSS OF CORST. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Percy, 111.. July 22. Continued drought la reported throughout the county, ilanv farmers havo conceded the loss of the "corn crop and aro figuring their future corn and feed. RAI.VS MUST COME QUICKLY. PEPUBLIC SPECIAL. Springfield, 111., July 22. Farmers are greatly concerned over th? unusual condi tions and it is freely predicted that unless relief comes quickly the corn crop will be almost a total loss. Already, it Is esti mated, the damage will amount to fully one-half a normal yield. The stalks are scorched and withering, and It is not ex pected that any of the ears on the dam aged plants will mature. John H. O'Brien, a laborer, who recently came to St, Louis from Pacific, Mo.: will recover. .Mrs. Dora Schramm of No. ltl2A North Eleventh street. Henry Relnhatdt. 60 years old. a shoe maker. No. W Aubert place; not serious. Frank Hcrndore, found unconscious at Twelfth mid Olive streets; serious. Julius Belli, aged 73, employed at the Union Dairy, Jefferson and Washington avenues: serious. Mary Itlnsher. aged &2. of No. 1717 South Second street; serious. Patrick Qtiimi. aged 41. laborer, living at No. 2631 Paplu street; not serious. Henry Buricliter. aged 32, a teamster, liv ing at No. 2022 North Broadway; not se rious. August Will, aged 53, ot No. 3501 V Olrve street: not serious. George Allison of No. 1331 Carr street; not serious. Austin Maroney. CS years of age, a cook nt the Southern Hotel; not serious. Paul Gabrlllac. 63 years old. a cook at Matthew Voney's lunchroom. No. 313 Lo cust street: not serious. J. W. O'Brien or Klrkwood, Mo.: not se rioufi Mary Schleusslcr, 31 years of ago, living nt No. 000 Ljnch street; serious. O. II. Mohrmann. 41 years of age, a painter, living at No. 1407 Franklin avenue, serious. Andrew- Robinson, aged 54, a laborer, liv ing at No. I JftS Chestnut: r.ot Fcrious. Emily Straliler, aged 52, of No. 2123 De Kalb streetr not serious. Jacob Erhardt, a machinist, of No. 3322 Sallna street; not serious. Henry Frohoff, 30 years old. watchman nt the Wabash crossing. Second and Salisbury streets, living at No. 3."20 North Eleventh street; not serious. i SACRIFICING CATTLE BECAUSE OF DROUGHT. In Spile of a Falling Market. Re ceipts at Kansas City Are Unprecedented. SCARCITY OF WATER AND FEED. Commission Men Advise Farmers -to Hold On to Their Stock if They Possibly Can Not Enough Cars Available. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Kansns City. Mo.. July 22.-CattIemen are r.ow thoroughly alarmed and are driving their stock for the killing beds and North west pastures as fast as they can get rail road cars. To-day 25,217 entered the stock yards here. as against S.200 the same day last year. This breaks all records. This is the season of the year when cattle shipments arc supposed to be light, as they are on grass and are of no expense to tiie stockmen, but notwithstanding Mr. Ar mour's declaration a week ago that, "We can stand another month ot this drought," the cattle-raisers have now entirely lost heart, and are beginning to crowd the mar ket. The only thlrg that will check the rush will be the shortage of stock cars. Not an ticipating a general movement the cars have not been sent Into the country. Two or inree goou rains wouiu ao more than any thing else to head off what will be a ca tastrophe. Market Fall Off in Price. Tinder to-day's heavy receipts the market fell off 10 cents per 10). The outlook l blue. Commission men are to-night telegraphing their customers to hold on if they can pos sibly find water for their cattle, but the other difficulty Is there is no grass. Water may bo found, or water holes filled by a rain or two, but the earth is parched to a cruel degree. Hogs show'ed 2S per cent increase in num ber over the corresponding day last year, but while the feeders are anxious to pell, for the reason they have no corn to give them, tho weather is so hot they are afraid of the death loss in transit. Fat hogs re quire careful handling, and nothing fluctu ates so rapidly as a frightened hog market Sheep- men report herds as standing up un der the weather conditions better than other lines, this doubtless due to the close forag ing of the sheep. Mnchinlfitn' Strike Called Off. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Moline, 111., July 22. The Machinists' Union to-night formally declared its strike tff. Evorv machinist in thn Mtw ., An n. I strike for a nlns-hour day and ten hours' pay nine weeks ago. A. few were granted their demand, but the others go back on h old basis. PARTS OF MISSOURI BLESSED WITH RAIN. Clouds Break in the Western Por tion of the State and a Downpour Follows. APPEARS TO BE VERY GENERAL Kansas City Gets a Wetting, While Pettis and Peutou Coun ties lteceivu a Ileal Drenching Showers at Other L'oints. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Kansas City, July 22.-P.aIn began falling hereatll o'clock, and at midnight the indi cations, as gathered from the electrical display, are that the storm is general. From Bedalia comes news of a drenching of every part of Pettis County. Benton County, too, has copious rains, and. according to the dis patcher's office of tho M., K. & T. R. R.. the storm strung north as far as Warsaw. There was every indication In Kansas City throughout the day that there would bo a ruinfall soon, but similar and as good indications had gone for nothing earlier in the drought. In the southeastern part of the city the fall was substantial, though other parts got nothing but dust from the storm. Rain is falling In Leavenworth. IX LIXX COUXTY. HEFTBLIC SPECIAL. Llnneus, Mo., July 22. The first rain that has fallen In this vicinity since June 30 fell east and north of here to-day. It was a light show or, but has encouraged the people to look for more. IX DEXTOX COUXTY. REPUBLIC J)I'ECIAL. Warsaw, Mo., July 22. There was an elec trical storm here to-night, accompanied by a heavy wind, followed by a good rain throughout Benton County. IX MILLER COUXTY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Olean, Mo., July 22. Thunder showers were reported south of here to-night. They were local in character and did not extend this far. IX CARROLL COEXTY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Carrollton, Mo., July 22. A good rain be gan here to-night at 10 o'clock. It appears to be general. IX RAXDOLPU COUXTY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Moberly, Mo.. July 22,-The Christian peo ple held union prayer service for rain last night. This afternoon the Intense heat was partially relieved by a light shower, and there is a threatening sky to-nisht. IX PETTIS COUXTY". REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Sedaila. Mo.. July 22.-A1I parts of Pettis County were drenched with a heavv down pour of rain this evening and to-night. The heaviest portions of the storm swept from east to west over the southern portion of the county and the northern part of Benton County. Heavy ralnstormn are reported to-night along the line of the M.. K. & T. Railway as far north as Fayette. The conditions are favorable for a long rain, which is most de sired by the farmers of Central Missouri. IX JASPER COUXTY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Joplln, Mo., July 22. At u o'clock this even ing rain began falling here and this section of Jasper County received a good soaking. ARIZONA GETS GOOD RAIXS. Phoenix, Ariz., July 22. Great rainstorms have occurred in the past forty-eight hours In the mountains north and east of Phoe nix. The rain came just in time to save the cattle and sheep ranges and to ton a number of large forest fires in the San Francisco and Mogollon Mountains. The Gila River is out of its banks and Is put ting water on the Indian reservation In time to prevent much suffering from drought. Rnln In Arkansas. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Fort Smith. Ark.. July 22. A heavy rain fell for thirty minutes to-day, following a day of great heat. The temperature was wonderfully cooler and crops will be great ly benefited. SEVERAL STRUCK BY LIGHTXIXG. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Fort Worth. Tex.. July 22. A dispatch from Gatesville, Coryell County, tells of a fatal accident to a party of pleasure seek ers between that place and Hamilton yes terday. A thunderstorm caught a party of young people near Hamilton. Some of the party sought shelter under a tree. It was struck by lightning and Grover Hamilton, aged 16, and Morgan Payne, 24. were killed and Bud Payne, aged 13, fatally Injured. A younger brother of Grover Hamilton was also struck, but it Is believed he will recover. INQUIRY INTO REPORT OF CHILD'S MIRACULOUS CURE. Paslor of SI. Vincent de Paul's Church Makes Effort to Learn Identity of Child and Mother Father Hue- ber Is Jnbilnnt. The priests of St. Vincent de Paul's Parish aro still looking for the child whose eye sight. It Is reported, was miraculously given I to It Sunday afternoon by touching a bone from the body of St. Vincent de Paul. They are confident the child and Its mother, who disappeared with It so quickly after the occurrence, will 1)0 found In a few days. It is hardly probable, they think, that the mother can conceal her joy from her friends. Reaiizln; that her child, which had been blind from birth, could see, the priests say. she was so excited that she fled pre- cipltntely before any one could ascertain her name and address. St. Vincent do Paul's Catholic Church If situated in the midst of a large parish. Fa ther Hueber is acquainted with all tho members of the parish. From the descrip tion given him of the woman and child by Fathcr Aemuth, who says he personally saw the miracle. Father Hueber is certain the mother is not a member of his parish, but a stranger, who. knowing the relic would be 'paused, brought her blind child In j the hope that Its blindness might be cured. "The mother acted strangely," says Fa ther Asmuth. "The instant she learned that her child could see, she made a Joyful ex clamation, then ran quickly from the church. It was warm, and we were trying to hurry our service a little to relieve the peo ple, and for this reason 1 did not run im mediately after her. Later. I looked for her, but she had disappeared. I certaimy believe a miracle was performed." Father Hueber is overjoyed at the occur rence, not only because the child can see, but because its sight was given it tn the presence of so many, which, he says, will have a great tendency to strengthen faith in prayer. He says: "I attribute the miracle solely to' the mother's great faith. I am sure she had prayed earnestly and Ions." at. vmccnt de faui died in vm. do years old. The tinv niece of bane fastened In the 'silver receptacle used Sunday is about one- I quarter of an inch long and one-eighth of an Inch wide. The case In which It is. set Is MSlbly.lQO years old. This 'bone Is also ex- Women as Well as Men Are Made Miserable by Kidney Trouble. Kldney trouble preys upen the mind, dis courages and lessens ambition: beauty, vigor ana ctiesrtulness soon disappear when the kid 1- neys are out of oraer or diseased. Kidney trouble has become so prevalent S tnatu is not uncommon for a child to be born ates too often. If the urine scalds the flesh or If. when the child reaches ah age when it should ba able to control the passage. It is yet afflicted with bed-wetting, depend upon it. the cause of the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first step should be tovards the treatment of these important organs. This unpleasant trouble b due to a diseased condition of the kidneys and bladder and not to a. habit as most people suppose. Women as well as men are made mis erable with kidney and bladder trouble, and both need the same great remedy. The mild and the immediate effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold by druggists, in fifty cent and one dollar sires. You may have a sample bottle by mail tree, also pampniet ten- Horn of t lng all about it, including many of the thousands of testimonial letters received from sufferers cured. In -writing Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Binghamton. N. Y., bs sure and mention this paper. ADVANCE IN CORN, OATS AND WHEAT. Chicago Grain Pits Scene of Great Excitement Rush to Buy . Booms the Market REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Chicago. III.. July 22. Corn, oat an wheat advanced sharply on the Board eff Trade to-day, price fluctuations at times bordering on the sensational. The pits were crowded to the limit with perspiring brokers, who. sans coats, sans vests, san collars, shouted themselves hoarse attempt ing to fill buying orders. 't Wheat and oats opened nearly 3 cents higher-and corn 2 to 4 cents. The initial wlldness wa a good foreiast ot the day. Buying in all the pits continued with unabated activity to the end. Grain speculators made a rush to buy as soon as the opening signal started the ses sion. The withering heat of Sunday had made them, fear the worst for the corn antl spring wheat crop, coming as it did on top of o uch previous damage from a similar cause. Traders were excited In their eager ness to find sellers o? the grains that are being destroyed by the blazing sun. Sellers were few and reticent, buyers many and tery vociferous, but it took leads ot 4 and E cents a bushel over Saturday's price of corn to entice those who had It previously borght to part with any. Excitement in the corn pit was Intense, and In oats it was of smaller degree only because the crowd was somewhat less nu merous. The rise in price of oats at the immediate opening was from 3 cents to Vi cents a bushel. NEBRASKA. ItEPUBLIC SPECIAL. Lincoln. Neb.. July 22. Nebraska was th center of another great caldron of heat to day. The highest polnt reached was 104 de grees, at 4 o'clock, almost the equivalent of yesterday. At 6 o'clock this morning, the lowest point in the twenty-four hoars. the mercury got as low only as 80. The records were broken almost every hour dur ing the morning. At 11 It was SW. the high est by one degree ever recorded here. A clouded sky In the afternoon was all that saved the people from a more blistering heat than ever. Since July l there has been but one day on which the mercury hat gone below 9t. On ten straight days from the Sth to the 17th the maximum never fell below 101. On eighteen of the twenty-two days the maximum has been over 100. The worst previous record was in 1890, when 100 wa reached on three days only. Reports from the State show that practically the same temperature was recorded everywhere. The normal mean for July is 77. For this month tho average has been almost . Fifteen prostrations. In four of which death Is expected to occur, and five persons falling dead Is the harvest of the past twenty-four hours in Lincoln. Ill FOR SIX LOXG HOCH9. Sylvan Grove. Kas.. July 32. The heat yesterday was the most terrific of the sea son. The thermometer registered and main tained 111 from 10 until 4 o'clock. This morning at S o'clock it registered 102. The drought still continues, with no signs oi abatement. RE5?5nki,$H'329 US JTIni Kit iHIkd hraanaoo& 2 - ii Receptacle In which the relic of St. Vincent de Paul Is kept at St. Vincent de -Paul's Church. hlblted nt the translation of the relics an- niversary on the second Sunday after Eas ter. In 1791 the Communists of France, In try ing to overthrow the church, made an ef fort to destroy the caskets and remains of, . all priests. St. Vincent de Paul's casket was, : taken to the residence of an American, act-rf ing in some official capacity In France. Hero,' the sacred remains were hidden under the - folds of the Stars and Stripes., and were not " molested. St. Vincent de Paul's Church In St. Louis was established in 18. St. Vincent de Paul was noted most particularly for kia charitable work. v- -i VS&si A J.rfr-Sa SVSS&vV-:ih(rk-,?,.y ?y &vvk&m-&&