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ttte REPUBLIC' WEDNESDAY. JULY 31. 1901. HEAVY RAINS WHERE BADLY NEEDED. That Portion of the Corn Belt Heretofore Lacking Showers Gets a Good Soaking Southern Illinois Most Favored Missouri, Iowa, Eastern Nebraska and Kansas Are Not Overlooked by the Rain Man Temperatures Show Little Change, About 93 Being the Maximum Texas Beginning to Feel the Drought Most Seriously. RETURN OF WARMER WEATHER Tlic rains in llio oorn belt yesterday wer onMtleraWy l"s tlinn.1uriiiK the past forty-eisbt hours, but they fell wliare they were most needed, that is, iu Southwestern Ohio and Southern IlIliiuiA. There were also pood rains in Tennessee and Arkansas and more showers In Missouri, Iowa, Kastern Nebraska and Kasiern Kaus-ns. Singularly enough, thoiiph rain fell all around the State of Indiana, there was not any precipitation of importance within its boundaries. The central por tion of the corn belt of Texas is still without much needed rain. Prospects generally are for fair weather iu the corn belt now, with warmer weather west of the Mississippi, and on Thursday warmer weather east of that river. Temperatures In the corn belt show little change durins the past twenty four hours, the maximums having averaged rather less than 90 west of the Mississippi and slightly over that figure to the east. In the Atlantic States it has been warm and temperatures will probably continue about the same.- MISSOURI. conx will tie Gitn.vriA helped. XEPUIILIC SPECIAL. St. Joseph. Mo., July 30. Beports re ceived at the general offices of the Burling ton, and Grand Inland Itallroad Company In dicate that there have been generous rains all over both these system and that the. late corn, as well as other cropr. will hi" helped materially by them. There is an ap preciable Increase In business nil over this section since the passing of the drought. HEAVY 11A1S AT CAPE UIRAKMEAU. REPUBLIC SPECIAI- Cape Girardeau. M.. July SO The long contlnued drought in this immediate vicini ty was broken last night b a h.-avy rain, and It is still cloudy and threatening. FAllMEKS WILL PLANT XEW CHOI'S. KEPDHLTC SPECIAL. Dixon, Mo.. July CO. A good rain fell hero to-day. which seemed to be general In this section of the country. Fatmers aro ar ranging to sow millet and turnips for feed. Xate corn will make about one-third crop. iWIth plenty of rain the farmers of tlus county will be able to take their stock through, the winter. 1 IJUMCLIX COUNTY. FPUBLIC SPECIAL. Kennett.. Mo.. July SO. Every part of Dunklin County was visited by a good soak- per cent, cotton will now make an average n-nrt. nnrl fmi-nram will mjl-B nlfnti- nf ' hav. This cnuntrv has HUffere.I less from I drought than any other section of the State. It also rained in Pemiscot and Sew Madrid coi-ntlcs to-daj. SEVERAL DOWNPOURS AT AURORA. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Aurora. Mo.. Julv CO. Very light showers visited this city Friday and yesterday and a. good slow rain this afterncon, with in dications of more. Corn will not be bene fited except to make better fodder. Grass Is teginning to revive. RAIN FOR NEARLY THREE noURS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Auxvasse, Mo., July 30. The best rain since June 1 has fallen In this locality to day. It began about 12:2) and rained .almost continuously until 3. Much of the corn will be greatly benefited. CYCLONE STRIKES MINING CAMP. JtEPUHLIC SPECIAL. Monett. Mo.. Jluy CO. Stotts City, a min ing camp fourteen miles north of hero, was visited by a cyclone last night, which de stroyed W. G. Potty's livery bam, Low son & Cements's general merchandise store and several mining plants. rREDERICKTOWX REFRESHED. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Krederlcktown. Mo.. July 30. A hard rain fell here last night followed by a drizzling rain this morning with prospects for more. THREE-INCH RAINFALL. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Rich Hill. Mo.. July 30. A three-inch rain fall visited this section last night, wotting the ground thoroughly, supplying stock water and insuring at least a third of a crop of late corn, good fall pastures and a second crop of bottom hay. This was the first real rain since April, though several showers have fallen, ami Southern Bates was In better Miapo than ether portions of this or adjoining counties. Farmers are now hustling to get in u sec ond crop for forage purposes. Much wheat and rye will also b9 sown. DROUGHT EFFECTUALLY' BROKEN. REPUBLIC (SPECIAL. .,,, Neosho, Mo.. Julv 30. The great drought as effectually broken here at noon to-day-try a heavy downpour of rain all afternoon. J&rmers ore preparing to plant gardens ind forage plants. The downpour extended rell over the country. REPLANTING LATE CROPS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Nevada, Mo.. July 30. A heavy rain fell In thin city and Vernon County last night, End farmers say the grass and late corn rill be materially benefited. Farmers in this county are now sewing millet and rlanting cane, kafilr corn for feed, and are replanting their gardens. It Is estimated that from 3 to A inches of rain fell last tight. ILLINOIS. TTILI. nm,P (SHOWING CROPS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL, Cairo. 111., July CO. The long drought has 8t last bwn broken, and the torrid wave cooled In this section. A heavy rain, accom panied by much thunder and lightning, set in about midnight last night and continued until 6 a. m. The rainfall was 3.27 inches, and the temperature fell 22 degrees, and the outlook Is favorable for more rain. Advices from the country state that the tain will help all the growing crops, with the exception of early corn, which will prove nearly a total failure. A conservative- esti mate states that corn, under the most fa vored conditions, will not average more than half a crop. Early potatoes are also cut phort. It is thought that late potatoes and other lalo vegetables will yield three fourths of a usual crop. , WILL SAVE INDIAN CORN. REPUBLIC SPECIAI Oakland. 111., July 30. The long-continued drought In Eastern Illinois was broken late this afternoon by a heavy downpour of rain. The rain came In the nick of time to save the Indian corn crop, which p in tassel. The broom-corn crop will be greatly benefited. Farmers as well as the business men are jubilant. PASTURES GREATLY REVIVED. REPUBLIC 8PECIAL. Charleston, III., July 3ft. A drought which has lasted here since July 3 Vvas broken this afternoon by a copious rain. Late corn and broom corn will bo greatly helped, and pastures revived which wero dry enough to burn. The rain was general, covering the entire country. MORE MOISTURE AT O.UINCY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Qutncy, Ilk, July SO. Another refreshing rain, fell here this morning. The preclplta- I FEET Are afflictions of humanity. The activity necessary In the strife for existence, or the eagerness usually manifested In the search for Indoor and outdoor pleasures, results in ore. tired-out feet and perspiring bodies. Whan the feet pain and the body is giving . forth unpleasant odors, tho peace of mind essential to pleasure and rest Is not obtalna Ble. There la no reason why humanity should suffer In this way, cither In mind or body, for 5PIR0 POWDER HEALS AND CURES Splro powder Is a preparation especially designed to cure Sore, Tired, Tender. Sweaty, Offensive, -Burning, Aching Feet, . and to destroy All Odors on the body or clothing. It also cures Chafing and Prickly Heat. It is prepared for this es pecial purpose, and the manufacturers guarantee that It will,do everything claimed loric xlib me oiuir guiuiuuccu j.uul met' ration maae. Bpnntuca on tne ooay or clothing, Splro powder destroys the offen- nn'VSrtsripgeTp SSSk rte-frelTrfMaU rders promptly filled. Splro Company, Xlacua nUui& X, jiii mn rv naanirnTinn nine Trior vATinisT1 INDICATED BY FORECASTERS. tion amounted to nearly cne-fcurth of an inch. TOO MTn FOR EARLY COIIX. nEPL'IlLIC SPECIAL. Clay City. III.. July CO. The longest and severest drought ever cupcrieneed in this locality was broken this atternoon by a co pious. rain, v.hlch is the lirst of any conse quence tince June 1. Two and one-half inches of rain fell, and the prospects for more to-night are good. The pastures and laic corn and vegetables will be greatly ben efited. The early corn is past redemption. JUST IN TIME TO SAVE COItX. REPfBUC SPECIAL. Windsor. 111.. July CO. A heavy rain fell here this afternoon and saved the corn crop. The com had not particularly suffered yet. uut it could not iana much more iry. not weather. This is the first rain since July 4. IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY. ncrruLic special. Herrln. III.. July CO. Williamson County was visited by a heavy downpour of rain this evening, completely breaking the three months drought. RAIN (SHEETED HV DEMONSTRATION KF1 UBL1C SPECIAL Pana, 111.. July CO. This vicinity was vis ited by a heavy rain this afterncon, the first in seven weeks. Reports are that It was general throughout the county and the late corn and fruit has been benefited many thousand dollars' worth. The rainfall here was celebrated by blowing of tin horns, ,her, ??Lna KejJng KAIShD FOIl bhU.L Mil HOURS. riEI UIIL1 J SPECIAL Areola, 111., July 30. The hottest month known In the history of Areola Is at an i end. and tho long-continued drought is bro ken by a heavy, soaiung ram, wnicn nns been falling since 4 o'clcck this afternoon. PROSPECTS IN CASS COUNTY. KEFUHL1C SPECIAL Beardstown, 111., July CO. Rain has been general in this part ot the State. In Cups County there will be an average corn crop. Oats aro fair and meadows in good condi tion. Plenty cf watermelons, but smaller In size than former years. Sweet potatoes and peach croo fair. Wheat average about twenty bushels per acre. DROUGHT GIVES WAY TO RAIX. REPUBLIC fcPECIAL. Moweaqua, 111.. July SO. The prolonged drought was broken by a splendid raJn this afternoon. FIRST RAIX IN FORTY DAYS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Greenup. 111.. July CO. A good rain fell here to-day, the first in forty days. Insuring over half a. crop' of corn. " ' ' " " FIRST n.IX SINCE JULT 4. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Vandalia, 111.. July 30. The drought was broken hero to-day by a hea'y rain lasting three hours, which is tho first that has fallen since July 4. It will prove of great value to the late corn. REGULAR WATER SPOUT. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Girard, 111., July 30. This vicinity was vis ited by a regular water spout this after noon, to the great relief of suffering 3iu manlty. The experienced farmers, however, claim that only halt a corn crop will be te allzed, as the rain came too late. INSURES HALF CORN CROP. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Flora. IU., July 30. The long-continued drought of this section was broken this afternoon. It rained for three hours, and. fully 3 inches of water fell. This insures at least a half corn crop and other late crops will bo benefited. GROWING CROPS BENEFITED. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Alto Pass. 111., July 30. The drought here was broken to-day just thlrtv-slx hours after prayer for rains was offered in the Congregational Church. Sweet potatoes, pastures and stock pease will be greatly benefited. It is too late to save corn, which will make no more than one-fourth of a crop. RAINED FOR. TWO HOURS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Murphysboro. III., July 30. A rain of two hours' duration fell here early this morn ing. This is the first rainfall of any con sequence since July 3. The melon crops, bottom com and late fruits will be bene fited materially, but It is too late to do much good to the large crops of early corn and potatoes. HUT HALF CROP OF CORN. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Harrlsburg. 111., July 30. A shower or rain fell here this morning, and it Is rain ing to-night, causing great rejoicing. It is believed that the corn around this city will not make over a half crop. RAIX WORTH $10l,(MO TO FARMERS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Lawrencevllle. III., July 30. A two hours' rain fell here this atternoon, breaking the long drought. It appears to have been gen eral over the country and will Insure from CO to per cent ot corn crop. It will re vive the parched pastures and Is worth J75,OM to $10O,H) to the farmers of tho county. FRUITS WILL RE BENEFITED; REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Cirbondale. 111.. July 30. Reports from the entire fruit belt have been received in this city to-day reporting a good, drenching rain last night and the probable saving of the apple crop, which will bo good. Com has long since gone. The yield Is conservatively estimated at only 10 per cent of a normal crop. Rain fell early this morning of over 1 inch and extending over a wide territory. Many farmers will sow- late crops in or der to secure fodder for live stock. IX WASHINGTON COUNTY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Nashville. III.. July 30. A heavy rain fell here this afternoon, breaking the protract ed drought. The downpour lasted about an hour. Obervatlons from hero indicate that the rain fell over a large part of Washing ton County, it Is thought some of the com will bo saved. The thermometer has fallen 20 degrees. IOWA. Dcs Moines. la.. July 30.-Half an Inch of rain fell at Estervllle, this State, during the night, and at other points in the northern part of Iowa. The condition ot the corn Is considerably improved' In that section Throughout the Des Moines Valley, run ning across tho central part of the State there was a trace. ARKANSAS. REPUBI.IC"SPECIAL. Helena, Ark., July SO. Heavy rains fell throughout this section to-day, commencing at noon and lasting until night. It is be- nevea mat juonroo ann jLe counties, as t well as Phillips, were visited with copious showers. Farmers have been savlnar ihnt Tain would do no good, that the crops were already done for: but a feeling of satisfac tion pervades the community nevertheless. Tho probabilities are that the corn crop will receive much benefit, as the young corn has been well cultivated and has been standing the drought remarkably well. WORTH A MILLOX TO CROPS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Little Rock, Ark.. July 30.-A. fine rain, the first to amount to anything since the drought began, fell here to-day and Con wnslJAnKall 0EWe 5b CRAWFORD COUNTY DREXCBBD. republic special. .Van Buxen, Ark, July 30. bard rain U falling here now and all late crops are as sured. It has rained somewhere In this (Crawford) county for past fourteen days. Crops are as good as ever. 5IOISTUHE BENEFITS COTTON AND COIIX. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Hoxie. Ark.. July 30. The best rain hero In three months fell to-day, lasting an hour, doing much good to cotton and saving late corn. It fell in sheets, tilling low places and making stock water. KENTUCKY. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Owensboro. Ky., July 30. The drought was broken by a heavy rain here to-night. It has been raining two hours. Reports from surrounding counties state that the downpour is heavy. END OF FORTY DAYS DROUGHT. REPUBLIC SPECIAU Henderson. Ky.. July 'CO. The disastrous forty-dav drought was broken here this evening bv a heavy rain, which began fall ing at C:30. Reports from over the county show that the 'fall was general. In thirty minutes 1.13 inches fell. KENTUCKY DROUGHT IIROKEN. Louisville, Ky., July 30. The drought in Kentucky was broken last night and this morning, when there were heavy rainfalls In Frankfort, Owingsville. Danville, Pa ducah. Shelbyvllle, Paris, Carlisle. Lancas ter, Nichola.svllle, Burgln. Versailles and Hopklnsville. In many of these sections the rain was too late for early corn, but It will be of great value to tobacco and other lalo crops. KANSAS. Topeka. Kas.. July 30. More rain fell In Eastern and Southern Kansas to-night. In Topeka the rainfall lasted over an hour, and still more will come to-night. This after noon an excellent rain fell from Atchison to Wetmore, a distance of sixty miles. Wel lington reports to-night that a heavy rain fell In the southern part of the State to-day. An analysis of the crop situation in Kan sas since" the effectual break-up of tuu drought gives the surprising conclusion that there will be at least a third of a crop of corn raised. Some localities report that some corn was -o far backward before the coming of tho rain that now it will have a good chance to make something. MORTON'S ESTIMATE ON CROPS. Believes Entire Corn Yield Will Be 1,500,000,000 Bushels. Chicago, July 30 Paul Morton, second vice president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Raihoad, s.peaking to-night of tha pro spective corn crop, said: "My estimate of the corn crop for this year places tho yield for the entire country In the neighborhood ot 1,500.000,000 bushels. Of course, this figure repiesents nothing more than a rough guess which I have at tempted to make after hearing the reports of our agents throughout the corn belt. "Tho general com crop is by no means ruined by the drought, although some dis tricts have suffered severely. The wheat yield is larger than ever. Throughout Kan sas and Oklahoma the crop was exception ally large, and the wheat is of good quality. "The loss of the corn crop in Kansas and Missouri to the railroads is no longer the serious matter it used to be. Take, for in stance, the S.inta Fe. It "has diversified Its tonnage to such an extent that corn is not now the all-important factor in making earnings." BAD DAY FOR TEXAS COTTON. Abnormally High Temperature and 2so Signs of Rain. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Dallas, Tex., July 30. The Texas cotton growing district is still without rain. This has been a bad day for the crops. There was no break in the drought situation any where. The morning, noon and night weath er reports all reported clear, dry. hot condi tions. The thermometer during tho after noon at Dallas registered an even hundred in the shade. At 7 o'clock to-night the conditions over the district, as gathered by wire, were: Dallas Clear: sultry; no rain; 34. Shreve port Clear; no rain; S9. Paris Fair; no rain; 83. Greenville Clear; no rain; 91. Shor man Clear; no rain; 83. Gainesville Fair; ro rain; 92. Waco Fair; no rain; 93. Waxa hachie Fair; no rain; 94. Temple Fair; no. rain; 93 Austin Fair: ro rain 97. San An tonio Fair; no rain; 90. Houston Fair; no lain; 89. Fort Worth Fair; no rain; 92. AVERAGE OF COTTON CROP. Houston, Tex.. July 30. The Post to-morrow will print a report on the condition of the cotton crop in Texas in which it places the average at 82 per cent. In Central Texas, where dry weather prevails, the con ditions are put at 70. LlKlitnlnR Striken a Church. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Rich Hill, Mo.. July 31. During a severe rain and electric storm in this city last night tho Walnut Street Methodist Church was struck by lightning and its main steeple almost demolished. The damage to the building lr. other respects was slight. STRONGER TONE IN GRAIN. Market Shows Improvement With Increased Trading. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, July 30. After the marked de clines in the cereal markets on Saturday and Monday, prices took a stronger tone to day In wheat, corn and oats, and substan tial gains were made. Wheat advnnced 1 cent a bushel and corn nearly 2 cents a bushel on July and September options, while oats made corresponding gains. Tho weather advices from the West were more favorable than usual to-day, and traders found the market had been over sold, but tho upward trend in grain prices was considered by many competent authori ties to-day to be n wholly market move ment and devoid of any actual slgnlficanco so far as real conditions went. Most ot the buying here and in Chicago was dono bv those who hid linnlilnto.l hi,. holdings on the news of rain In the corn' ana wneat Deits. as the dial marked up fractional gains, the easily frightened shorts jumped In the market and assisted in marking prices up. The Government's weekly review of the crop conditions com piled by the Weather Bureau was par tially responsible for the advance In prices of corn and oats. In both New York and Chicago the trading lacked the excitement In tho pits which has prevailed during the last few weeks, while the upward movement in grain prices had hardly any influence on the prices of stocks. BABIES STARVED TO DEATH. Shocking State of Affairs Un earthed in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., July 30.-A baby farm, situated in a one-story set of flats In a low-lying part of the city, where at least three Infants have been willfully starved to death, has been disclosed by the police. In one place, where the husband is blind and his sister, also sightless, has supported the family by begging, three babies, se cured from a local female physician, have died within the past few days, and been buried at tho expense of the city. Tho death certificates in each case assert that death was due to starvation. At another place four babies, none over a few months old. were found, while at two other places a child each was disclosed. At still another place a poor family had fostered four babies within a year, all of which had died. They had been secured, it was as serted, from a private hospital. In each Instance the persons had been hired to board the infants for a pittance. They were surrounded with squalor and half starved. The Grand Jury will be asked to make an investigation. . OHIO POPULISTS. Small Gathering Issues Call Urging Independent Party Action. Columbus, O., July 30.-jfo A. Parker of Louisville, chairman of the National Com mittee of the Middlo-of-the-Road Popu lists, and Otto Huber of New Richmond, the Ohio member of the same committee, havo been In conference here to-day with Popu lists in response to a call frgm Chairman Parker -on July 18. After a conference an address was Issued denouncing both of the old parties and urg ing a complete reorganlratlon of the Popu lists in the State, and the nomination of a straight ticket. - The attendance for the Free Silver Con vention to-morrow, as well as for the Pop ulist Convention tek-day. Is so small the ac tion of these elements, either singly or in amalgamated form, is not now regarded as a factor In the present Ohio campaign for State officer' and United State Senator. RAINS HELP WESTERN CORN; EASTERN STATES SUFFERING. Agricultural Department Reports Benefit to Late IManted in Mis souri, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, While Belt East of the. Mississippi Is in a Critical Condition Cotton Gen ally Is Improved, but Rain Is Needed in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Central Texas. EARLY PLANTED CORN IN MISSOURI PRACTICALLY RUINED. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. ekly Washington, July CO. Tho special we report of the Agricultural Department gives general conditions as follows: intense heat prevailed during the greater part of the week throughout the central val leys, but tho temperatures during the last three days were more moderate. Good rains have fallen over a large part of the drought area in the Mississippi and Upper Missouri valleys, but drought conditions have become more serious in the Ohio Valley and Ten nessee, where the week has been rainless except in a few localities. On the Atlantic Coast district the weather conditions have been generally favorable except over portions of the Carpllnas and Virginia, where rain Is now needed. Tho conditions were also favorable on the Pacific Coast. Lnte Corn Improved. Recent rains have improved late corn In portions of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, but the early crop was prac tically ruined before the rains came. In Iowa the crop has sustained less Injury than In the before-mentioned States, and the rainfall has been copious and well distrib uted. In the great corn States cast of the Mis sissippi River, except over Northern Illinois, drought and excessive heat have continued with disastrous effects upon corn, which is now in a critical condition. In Michigan and generally throughout tho Middle Atlan tic States and New England the corn crop Is In fine condition. Winter wheat harvest is general on North Pacific Coast, with good yields. Wheat Hnrvent 'Well Advanced Harvesting of spring wheat is well vanced over the southern portion of the ad the spring-wheat region and has begun In the bouthern Red River Valley. Premature ripening has reduced the yield and the qual ity of the crop over the southern portion of the spring-wheat region, although the thrashing returns-show better yields In Iowa than were anticipated. In North Dakota and Northern Sllnnesota the crop has sustained but little Injury from heat. The oats harvest continues in the more northerly sections, having been delayed by rains In Michigan. Reports of preknature ripening continue from the Upper Missouri Valley. A light crop is Indicated in the Mid dle Atlantic States. Cotton Benefited. The condition of cotton over the greater part of the cotton belt Is improved, good growth and clean fields being generally re ported. In Missouri. Arkansas, Tennessee and Central Texas, however, the cotton crop coptlnues to need rain and sheddins and blooming at top in these States are extensively reported. In the Ohio Valley and Tennessee tobacco continues to suffer from drought, but in Kentucky and Tennessee has withstood the unfavorable conditions well. In New Eng land and the M'ddleT and South Atlantic States the crop has (made good growth. Cutting and curing continue in the Caro- linas unaer tavoraoie coruiiuons, nas unaer tavoraoie conuiuons. inuiau "'" V.Ti" ,. n foil nnrlr The apple crop in the central valleys hasGround In fair condition for all tall wonc. SYSTEMATIC THEFT OF MERCHANDISE. St. Louis Transfer Company Driver in Custody Property Valued at ?1,5(!0 Missing. Joseph Mack, a driver for the St. Louis Transfer Company, living at No. 1310 South Ninth street; Isaac Waghalter and his son, Adolph Waghalter, who conduct a store at No. 1916 Franklin avenue, were arrested last night by Detectives Dotzman, Gaffncy and Shannon and are held at the Four Courts pending application for warrants. Mack is charged with disposing of stolen property, and the Waghalters are charged with re ceiving the goods. Mack confessed to Chief of Detectives Des mond that ho knew the goods were stolen, and said he delivered them In the rear of Waghalter'9 store, in Franklin avenue. He implicated other persons, for whom the po lice are looking. Adolph Waghalter made a confession in which he said he knew the goods were stolen, and said he helped Mack roll the box from the wagon Into the store. He stated that he did not ow what the box contained, leaac Waghalter told Chief Desmond that he knew nothing of the mat ter? He said his son conducted the store The. St. Louis Transfer Company reported to the police several weeks ago that they no eMS ?" rtS So" fiSHSS. a Tne goods reported lost by the transfer com nanv are valued at between $1,500 and $2,000. Detecfwcs visited Waghalter's store and se Sired I merchandise which members of the in lliu ir,u V.,-- ., trnnafP S-tS: V I- therr or the" store was placed. there under instructions " ..... - freight depot at East St. Louis. TWELFTH STREET IS WIDENED. New Structures to Be in Accord With Building Line. Owners and lessees of property In the vi cinity of Twelfth street and Washington avenue have expressed anxiety lest the new building to be erected on the southwest corner of Washington avenue and Twelfth street trespass over the new building line, established by the widening of Twelfth street between St. Charles street and Wnshlneton avenue. The new structures to be erec?ed will be mercantile buildings similar to others In the neighborhood. The building line, as defined in the pro ceedings for tho widening, corresponds to the line In the block on the west side of Twelfth street, between Locust and St. Charles streets. The same building line continues as far south as Clark avenue. In order to widen Twelfth street between St Chirles and Washington avenue, the city condemned 2Jeet 4Vs Inches of proper ty on the west side, belonging to William E. conzelmnn. and 9 feet 3V4 Inches of prop, erty owned by Charles E. Bell, In all, 34 feet 8 inches. On the east side. 35 feet 3J& Inches of property were condemned. The new buildings will not. according to p ann filed with Commissioner of Public Buildings Longfellow, extend beyond the line pro longated northwardly from the blocks on the south. OTHER ISSUES MAY PRECEDE. William J. Bryan Is Questioned Regarding the Silver Problem. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Chlllicothe, Mo.. July 30. William J. Bry an addressed the graduates of the Chllli cothe Normal School, and an audience that filled the Luella Theater this evening. His subject was "A Conquering Nation." In an interview Mr. Bryan said that it was Impossible to say how important a part the money question would play in the cam paign of 1904. and that the Djmocratlc party ought not to recede from Its position en this question, although other questions 'might be of more importance for tho time being. When asked concerning a reported Inter view from Charles A. Towne. In which Towne was quoted as expressing the fear that the reorganize would get control of the party, Mr. Bryan said that he had received a telegram from Towne declaring the Interview a fake. He was asked if he would be a candidate in 1904, and replied: "I have said repeated ly that lam a candidate for no Office. .How ever, I would not enter into a bond never to become a candidate. It would ba foolish been further Injured by drought and heat ! and a very light crop Is Indicated In the jiicaio Atlantic states and ?ew isngiana. Conditions In the AVi-nt. Local conditions are as follows: Mlimlsxlppl. Copious showers in western and southern portions?, moderate to light elsewhere; gen erally favorable week; cotton growing fast and fruiting well, except on uplands in northern counties, where it continues to bloom to top; late corn doing well, needs rain in many localities; hay crop light; pastures dry in north. Improving else where; melons abundant. Texas. Rains on the 23th and 26th general In southwest and extreme north portions; drought continues In localities In central and western portions; cotton greatly Im proved In southwest and extreme north portions, needs rain In central portion, bolls opening rapidly In south and southwest portions, where some picking is being done; cotton shedding somewhat and blooming at top, general conditions of crop below aver age; corn crop made, except late-planted, which Is improved; rice materially bene fited; sweet potatoes, millet, sugar cane improved; ranges bencfltcet Arkansas. Temperature continues high; local show ers were of little benefit to crops; cotton being Injured by. dry weather, plant email, fruiting at top :wd shedding squares In most sections; early corn a general failure, some being cut for fodder: late corn would be benefited by early rains; potatoes rotting In ground, which is not in condition for planting second crop; fruit generally small and scarce. MIonrl. Warmest week of seawn. but cooler show ery weather at close. Improving late crn; in central and southern and In many north ern counties, one-half to nine-tenths of corn will make nothing but fodder, and re mainder can make only one-tenth to one half average yield; In portions of northern section corn Is more promising; cotton shed ding badly; apples and peaches very un promising. Illinois. ; Dry and very hot. except In northern sec tion, where good showers helped crops con siderably; injury to corn considerable, but good rains in three or four days Will itlll be of great benefit, yield will be consller ably below average, especially In Southern sections; In the vicinity of Springfield and south pollen dry and falling before sliK forms; some field cannot bo helped; haying done; oats thrashing nearly finished: crop better than expected; gardens ruined; po tatoes rotting In ground except in north; all farmers feeding stock: small streams run ning dry and stock water, scarce; peaches small and apples, nearly all fallen; stock pease good. Kansas. Cooler last days with good rains, in cen tral and eastern counties; late corn! holding fairly well over much of State and still promising from fourth to half crop; pas tures generally dry but revivins in man d"str!cts7Plowing for fall wheat begun la few counties and for late forage In some sections. Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Drought continues over southwestern ana northern counties, elsewhere rains tenefled lato com. cotton, cane, kafflr and broom corn, castor beans, grass and fruit: cotton r" ,"' 7i.. .. nnrlltlnn. esoeclally over IS 111 ij"'J. """:"o-;u... iw.knlin. Indian. Territory """.'.' ."";" in any man to announce his candidacy for cuch an office at such a time, and it strikes me as a foolish question to be continually put to me by newspapers." Mr. Bryan spoko for an hour and a half olscussing live political Issues. He- took his text, as he called lt-from Jtomftnsi'Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." He wanted the United States to conquer the world by ths light of Its good example, he said, and not by force of arms. After speaking of the questions of taxation, money and trusts, he declared Imperialism to be the most Important problem with which the country had to deal, and a ques tion that It must Bolve honorably before Its Influence or good could be felt among na tions. The decision of the Supreme Court In the Downes case, he said, has robbed us of our moral standing. He said: "We are told that the Constitution cannot be extended beyond the United States, but that a President can be spread all over tho world. The President becomes greater than the Constitution which created him. TTTeje is only one honorable way out. If we mere ly give the Filipinos our protection they will do their own fighting, and if they givo other nations who would bother them as much trouble as they have given us they won't need much protection. Many people came from a distance to hear the speech, and the applause came warm and frequent. COTTON RAISERS' PROJECT. Talk of Co-operative Trnst, With St. Louis for Headquarters. A dispatch to The Republic from Boston, Mass., says that plans aro on foot for the formation of a co-operative trust of cotton producers, which Is to have headquarters at St. Louts and warehouses at Memphis and a capital of $50,000,000. The dispatch states that George F. Wash burn of Boston has gone to Europe to study co-operative methods of various bodies and will apply this Information to the cotton producers' organization. Mr. Washburn said that the application of the Idea to the cotton Industry was made because the plnnters, being men of means, can unite in a co-operative business move ment and effect a tremendous saving to themselves. T. P. Senter. a well-known St. Louis cot ton dealer, when seen last night at his residence. No. 4379 Washington boulevard, said he had not heard of the move to or ganize the producers. AMERICAN FIGHTS A DUEL. Minnesota Man Takes the Measure of German Lieutenant. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Duluth, Minn., July 30. Information was received In Duluth to-day that Adotoh Hartman, son of Emll Hnrtman of this city, had Just fought a duel with swords with Lieutenant Pachemann of the Ger man army. It was a desperate encounter, in which the Lieutenant received several severe wounds, one of which severed the jugular vein. Hartman was also seriously wounded. The two students had had a college quar rel, which resulted In the Duluth man slap, ping the face of the Lieutenant. A chal lenge followed, and. the matter being re ferred to a court of honor. It was (Jecldcd that a duel of the first class must follow. POTATOES LUXURY. Advanced Over a Dollar a Bushel in New York. TiEPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, July 30. If the predictions of produco growers and dealers are verified potatoes will soon be the greatest luxury in the New York markets. They have ad vanced more than Jl a bushel in a week and are now selling at prices ranging from $4 to J4.E0 a barrel, the highest price they have brought in years, and the quality is very inferior. Trip to Northwest.fine European and Amer ican plan. Hotel Metropolitan, St. Paul, lakes and Buffalo. Best location, cars from depot. BLAZE, ON NEWSTEAD-Fire last night In the feed store of Anton srmh.-j K: ZOO Newstead avenue, caused a damage or ' vw. - ..j. .... v.. iisuiuuiix i can mated at 11,500. Two horses and two wag ons were burned, together with a quantity of feed, causing a damage of 11.200. Fire spreadto the one-story brick residence oc cupied by Albert Collins, at No. 4436 St. Ferdinand avenue, resulting' in damage to building and contents amounting to , 800. The residence adjoining occupied by Ben Higgins, was damaged (400. Rheumatism, more painful in this climate than any other affliction, cured by prescrip tion No. 3851, by Bbncr Attend. 7! CAII AMTUC nJHiLvni inc WWrT' GPEAT LAKES 1K -THE- Cool Northern Has now on sale Excursion Tickets to all Lake Uesorts at very low rates. Good All Summer. Elegantly equipped trains We will take pleasure iu you if you will call at WABASH c Ticket Olllce, W' ANXIOUS TO LYNCH MINING PROMOTERS, London's Duped Shareholders in a Bankrupt Concern Wanted rhy3ical Satisfaction. London. July 30.-At the first meeting of the creditors to-day. and at a subsequent meeting of the shareholders of the Standard Exploration Company, one of the mining concerns known as the "Whlttaker Wright Group." the official receiver made such astounding revelations that he drew from the excited shareholders' demands for the lynching of the persons Implicated. Ihe receiver said that the estimated as sets were farcical. The fourteen mines, valued at 707.000. had earned nothing. The n3; st'Yt,,d wlth a "b. capital of toW.WO, but tho directors took little interest in the company's mines and devoted them selves to Stock Exchange speculation. , Where the llonej- Went. I "2 tfmt's where your money is gone." ences in Lake Erie speculations and 5.000 "as lost in differences in Caledonian Cop- KFiwv,Tne totnI rronts from speculations are tdS.000, and the loses are 536.000." After a few more such statements, which, a shareholder said, would "stagger human ity,' another shareholder asked the re ceiver to prevent the directors from making away with their property, as It was re Ported they were doing. Enner for a Lynching;. "Are these men still at large';" shouted another shareholder. "Yes, they are." came the answer, and immediately those present at the meeting ruo to tneir feet, somebody shouting. It was an exciting moment for Lord Pel-nam-ClInton, General Gough-Calthorpe and others, who were attending the meeting. A storm of angry cries and hisses broke out. but the receiver finally succeeded in calm ing the shareholders by promising them every protection possible. MARIA PIA ESCAPED. Assassin Attempted to Kill Queen Dowager of Portugal. SPECIAL. BY CABLE. Alx-les-Balns, July 3L-Maria Pla, Queen Dowager of Portugal and mother of the present King Carlos, has had a narrow es cape from assassination, the details of. which are not yet obtainable. She left hastily for Rome after the attack upon her. Maria Pla, Queen Dowager of Portugal, though now in her fifty-fifth year. Is still "every inch a Queen." to quote a phrase applied to her at the time of her marriage, which took place when she was only 15 years of age. She was the youngest of tho five children of Victor Emmanuel by his first wife, the Archduchess Adelaide of Austria. A skillful and daring horsewoman, she won the sobriquet of "Queen Diana," and for many years she had the reputation of being the best-dressed woman In any royal house In Europe. She Is also described as a fearless woman, good wife and devoted mother. DIED OF HER INJURIES. Mrs. Kate Goerner Was Hurt in a Collision Last Sunday. Mrs. Kathcrine Goerner, who was Injured In an accident while driving last Sunday evening on Llndell boulevard with her hus band. Julius Goerner, died at 3:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home. No. 1023 South Twelfth street. The funeral will be held to-morrow at 2:30 o'clock at the Church of the Holy Angels, St. Ange avenue and La Salle street. The services will be conducted by the Rev erend Thomas V. O'Reilly. The burial will be In SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Tho accident occurred nt about 10 o'clock Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Goerner were returning from a drive In Forest Park. As they ncared Grand avenue a second car riage containing two men came up behind them. It was dark and the two men who were driving at a rapid pace, did not see them. When too late the two men pulled their horse to one side to avoid a collision and the rear wheel of their carriage struck the one occupied by Mr. Goerner and his wife, ovcrturnins It and throwing the oc cupants to the pavement. Mrsr Goerner, who was rendered unconscious by the fall, was conveyed to her home by Doctor Graves of No. 3603 Lindell boulevard. Sho died without regaining consciousness. SHE WILL GO ON THE STAGE. Wife of Virginia Educator Signed by Hackett's Agent. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Richmond Va., July 30. Mrs. Chandler, wife of Professor J. A. C. Chandler, dean of the faculty of the Woman's College of Richmond, has decided to go upon the stage. She has for several years taught elocu tion In the college and has decided his trionic talent. She Is one of the most beautiful women in Virginia, considerably under 30 years or age. and ambitious for public favor. Mr. Glflln. agent for James K. Hackett, saw much of Mrs. Chandler's talents here during the last several months and her debut will be made under his man agement. TO OPPOSE "AUTO" TAX BILL. St. Louis Cliaffeurs Appoint Com mittee to Draw Up Objections. At a meeting of the St. Louis Automoolle Club at the West End Hotel Roof Garden last night, at which the various motor ve hicle owners of the city were represented it was decided to present the automobile InterestB of owners and dealers to the City Council at the hearing of the bills In regard to speed and license tax this week. Mr. John Ring was appointed a commit tee of one to draw Tip formal objections to the proposed bills, and to secure statistics with regard to regulations In other cities. Going to Buffalo, New York or Boston, take Knickerbocker Special, via Big Four. THE REV. FATHER H. D. nniCKLEY. Dallas, Tex., July 30. The Reverend Fa ther H. D. Brlckley, a well-known priest, who had charge of the Catholic Church at Ennis, Tex., died to-day. He came to this citr for treatment for catarrh of the stom ach. He was born in Harvard. III., in 1861. CASTORIAfelfltabrfOiUni Til KMYw Han AJwuiBmlt - "v--y Route carry you to the lakes. mapping out a route for Eighth and Olive S (' E- Corner) teAi J i-iwti w.zti.rjmnMmt PRESIDENT ANXIOUS ABOUT RECIPROCITf. Will Urge the Senate to Take Early Action on the Pend ing Treaties. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, July 30. An Ohio politician, who is very close to the President and Sen ator Hanna, and who has Just returned from a visit to hl3 home In the Buckevo State, Informs me that. In his coming mes sage to Congress. President McKinley will devote a large amount of space to advo cating the passing of the reciprocity treaties now before the Senate, and that he wtn urge in the most emphatic language that action on these treaties be taken at the earliest possible date. -t My Informant says that the President ap pears" to be more Interested In this ques tion at the present time than In anything1 else, and that In conversations he has held with the statesmen of his party who have visited him at Canton he has dwelt 'on this subject to the exclusion of almost everything else. The question of the action on the reciprocity treaties must not be tak en to mean that the President favors any general tariff legislation, but that he be lieves that new conditions that have arisen and are arising- as the outcome of our war with Spain and the threats of certain na tions of Europe to pass tariff acts aimed at the United States have rendered abso lutely necessary the negotiation of reci procity treaties. The President, it Is said: thoroughly un derstands the attitude of certain Senators, particularly of a group of New England men. in opposition to these Instruments, and he is aware of the great difficulty In ob taining for them a two-thirds vote. Not withstanding this, he proposes to bring to hear upon Congress the full weight of the administration strength In favor of the treaties, and it is the belief of the admlnh tratlon leaders that in this effort the Presi dent will bo backed up by many rich and powerful manufacturing interests, whose ex port business will be seriously crippled un less the treaties are passed. In case, however, the opposition Senators are able to prevent the treaties from going1 through the administration, it Is believed, may favor a tariff with maximum and min imum schedules; the latter for those na tions that meet us half way In regard to tariff rates and the former to be imposed against those countries that enact high tariffs for the purpose of keeping- out of their countries American manufactured goeds and food products. This- scheme of ten the advantage of giving- to out Govern ment something to trade on In making com mercial arrangements with other countries which need a market In the United States' for their products. FREIGHT TRATNS COLLIDE. Disastrous Accident in the Yard's at Theresa ATenue. "- Two freight trains on the Frisco Railway collided at 10 o'clock last night at the Theresa avenue crossing-, through a misun derstanding of signals on the part of Sig nalman F. G. Briggs of No. 3130 Park ave nue and George C Woods, 16 years old, telephone operator at the Grand avenuw signal tower. Engine No. 12, drawing fifteen cars ot wheat, ran Into the last car of a train which was being backed on the same track by engine No. 13. Engineer Charles P. Batter of No. S733 La Salle street, and Fireman Jame M. 5?e i: lm JV-htttenberg atreetTweT; lifted off the cab of their engine. Ther Jumped to the sides of the track, sustain ing no injuries. The train in charge of En gineer John Manning. No. 40a Choutao avenue, and. Fireman Harry Sldera. was telescoped, three cars being piled on the rails In a mass of wreckage. Engine No. 12 telescoped the rear car of the train In front and rested upon the trucks of the car after the crash. The crews of the two trains, eight men In all. In charge of Foreman Holland and Foreman Halstead. escaped without Injury. INJURED BY STREET CARS. 1 Teamster and Companion Hurt in Collision Other Accidents. A northbound Cherokee street car yester? day morning coUided with a wagon at thi approach of the Twelfth street bridge and both occupants were thrown out. August Wallenbrock was cut and bruised on the legs. Charles Hoffman of No. 709 Barry street, who was riding with him wa slightly bruised on the body. The waacS was wrecked. - Mrs. Mary, Carlln was struck by as O Fallon Park car of the Suburban line a the corner of Twenty-third and Wash, streets last night. She was attended by Doctor Grundy of Jefferson avenue and Wash street, who stnted that her injuries consisted of several brulseB on the head She was taken to her home. No. 2251 ffPiU Ion street. " A Broadway car at the corner of Howard street yesterday morning collided with , a wagon of the Steinberg Hat and Fur Com pany, driven by William Walker, No. 4hIa. Kennerly avenue. The driver escapedhv Jury by jamplng. The wagon was damagfij SUSPENDED A MEMBER. 9' Row in House of Commons Over Irish Tenant Question. London, July 30.-James J. CShea. Na tionalist member for West Waterford. was suspended in the House of Commons to-dy for disorderly conduct. In applying tha term "Judicial blackguardism" to fie conduct ot Baron O'Brien. Lord Chief Justice of Ire land. In charging the Jury at the recent trial of Mr. Walsh, chairman of tho Waterfovd County Council, on charges of conspiracy at Com. Mr. Walsh Is connected with the United Irish League- and the latter boycotted 'a man who rented a farm from which tfiij previous tenant had been evicted. TftV charge of conspiracy arose therefrom. Tha Nationalists contend that Baron O'Brien conducted the case In an extremely partis; way. V PARDON FOR CARRIE NATION. Joint Smasher Is Released From the Topeka Jail. TnnAlrn. TTam . JTitlv 3n f- r.. f ..- ll tlon. who Is serving a sentence In the CoinJ ty Jail here for Joint smashing, was to-dav pardoned by Governor Stanley. -rT : ane wouki not at nrst accept the pardon. -Vj oecause tne nne ana costs were not remit- M ted. but afterwards deckled to do so. V 'ffi The County Commissioners, will allow hsT-.Svi to oav the nne and costa. unnniifin. .-nSa In installments of 15 a month. v v4 Beantto T9 i -' l I 'sll 9 Je .fl &yiiigilglrf 1