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r ELI O. IKE. 1BONTON. : t t MISSOURI Snow fell in Montana on the 1st. King Peter, on the .lutli, visited th scene of the assassinations of King Alexander anil Queen Drag in the Old pnlure at Belgrade, Servih. Gustavus Swan, a pioneer teleg rapher of this country, known wide ly as a philanthropist and humani tarian, died at his home in Home, X Y., on the 2d, aged ". The war department, on the 2d, tele graphed Gen. Grant, commanding the department of Texas, asking informa tion concerning J.ieut. Max Sulnon. Twelfth cavalry, who has disappeared For the first time in the history ol American Mil-footers a fatal accident occurred on the 2d. Carl 11. Olsen, t seaman on the old cup defender Co lumbia, was drowned near Newport B. I Alice Furlong, the two-year-olc baby i rl stolen from the doorstep ol her mother's home in Chicago, was re stored to her parents, on t lie Ildth and the woman who kidnaped t lit chilil was arrested. Kxcept for the claim of Mrs. IJeiei. Potts Mall, which is still pending, the long litigation over the estate of the late (ieorge F. Oilman, millionaire tec merchant, ended, in New York, on tin 30th, in a compromise. Of the Wt men entombed by the mine explosion (it Itanna, Wyo., on the With, the bodies of only five had been recovered up to the 2d, and till hope that any of the others were still alhe had been abandoned. Rear-Admiral Kvans. in a report to the navy department, on the 20th again called attention to the neces sity of maintaining an adequate force of marines at Olcmgnpo in the event of an emergency in China. Prof. Cooley, of the state agricul tural college at Bozeinun, Mont.. i turned, on the 2d, from an investig. tion of the grasshopper-ridden dis trict about Forsythc. He says the insects have devoured everything. Gov. Beckham of Kentucky decided, on the 20th, to take advantage of the necessity of keeping state troops at Jackson. Brenthilt county, by making that place the scene of the annual camp of instruction of the national guards. Mayor Mullins of T'.utte, Mont., an nounced, on the 'lOlh. that he would draw the line on prize lights after the present, carnival is over. I'.utlt has become the Mecca of American pugilism, and the city is now full ol lighters. The British war ollice, on the Mth received a dispatch from Col. Roeh fort, in Somaliland, which said that after a series of forced inarches, the mad mullah's forces had been struck near .level, surprised at dawn and 10, 000 spearmen killed. President Francis of the St. Louis exposition called on .Secretary Moody on the "0th, to express the hope that some naval vessels would be sent ti St. Louis during the exposition. II is probable that the torpedo boat flotilla will be sent. Mayor Johnson's fight to compe' large corporations to pay additional taxes was reopened at Cleveland. O. on the 1st, when County Auditor Wright announced that he had added $2,787304 to the collectable taxes ol five public service corporations. The will of the late Nathaniel Mc Kay, who died suddenly last summer at Atlantic City, shortly after his marriage, and whose wealth is vari ously estimated at from $200,000 tc several millions, was admitted to pro bate in Washington, D. C, on the 1st The transport Sherman sailed, on the 1st, for Manila, via Gaum, with 112 saloon passengers, one squadron of the Twelfth cavalry and the Seven teenth infantry. Newly-coined Fili pino pesos worth $1,500,000 and $S0.00C in gold were taken on the transport. The new department of commerce was practically inaugurated, on the 1st, when the flag was raised on Ellis island, New York, transferring the jurisdiction of the island from the treasury department to that, of the new department of labor and com merce. The Iowa republican state conven tion was called to order in Pes Moines on the 1st. The policy of protection and reciprocity was indorsed, and strong resolutions were adopte:! sup porting President Roosevelt, for re nomination. Gov. Cummins was re nominated. As a result of the investigation ol postal service n change in the meth ods of investigating routes for pro posed rural free delivery went intc operation, on the 1st. by order ot Post master-General Payne. Investi gations will be made by states instead of congressional districts. Ex-Gov. Francis, president, of the Louisiana Piircha.se exposition; VV. H. Thompson, treasurer, and D. SI. Ilonser, vice-president, had a confer ence with Secretary Shaw in Washing ton, on the 2!)th, regarding the re- lease of the $5,000,000 appropriated by congse.sn for the exposition. At Louisville, Ky., on the 2d, Book er T. Washington, head of the Tus. kegee (Ala.) normal school, delivered an address in which he said that re cent regrettable events in connection with the race question only went to iliow that lynch lnw was not confined to any one section of the country. Monsignor D. J. O'Connel, rector oi the Catholic university, sailed from New York, on the 1st, going to Kome on business pertaining to the univer sity. He takes with him letters from . oil the archbishmis in the United States expressing their eagerness foi further development of the university founded by Leo. - . 1903 JULY 1903 tea. im. j tub. rit. Trnnu i ni ut. 5 6 7 8 9j 10 11 J! Jliiil Tf3 jI7 18 7? 20 2 22 23j24 25 26 27 28 1 29 30 j 37 TOPICS OF THE DAY. NEWS FBOU EYE2YWHEEE. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. lrs. l!ol-.ert Gibson, wife of a prominent farmer of Tilden, Webster county. Ky., died of blood poisoning, on the 271 li. resulting from having been i-tiiiig on the nose by a wasp. l!y the overturning of a tallyho at Pan Diego, Cat., on the 2Sth. Lieut. Mayson of the French cruiser l'rotet, now in the harbor there, was severely Injured, and A. Mloehman an I his son, L. A. Bim-hr.iuu, bankers, also were badly hurt. The executors and trustees of the estate of former Judge Henry Hilton, in New York city, reported, on the 2'.)th. that it amounted all told to $(, 2I0.500. Its value was commuted orig inally at 20,000.000. .1. V. Maxwell, or Dallas, Tex., gen eral superintendent of the Missouri, Kansas K- Texas railway, was pro moted, on the 1st, to be assistant gen eral manager of the road. Givin Alyea. an engineer, of Hitch cock. Okla.. shot and killed his young wife on t lie 1st. Jealousy was the cause, lie then shot himself, inflict ing a fatal wound. liohcrt. Grose, the companion of John Newberry, who was murdered at Sherman. Kas.. was arrested at Hut chinson, Kas.. on the 1st. While washing ribbons with gaso line at her home in St. Louis, on the 88th, .Miss Susie Atlleek was so se verely burned about the face and breast from an explosion of the fluid that- she died a few hours later. The action of the American govern ment concerning the petition to the czar regarding the Kisheneff mas sacre is watched with the closest, at tention in Vienna on account of its possible effect on eastern affairs. While a mob of over 500 persons surrounded the jail at Hot. Springs, Ark., bent upon lynching Jim Pongherty, the condemned murderer who, (liscnihnwclcd linger WiIIiuiih, a fell-prisoner, Dougherty committed suicide by opening his jugular vein. At the recent luncheon in the While House in honor of Sir Thomas Upton the latter caused much surprise when he said thai if he should win the cup this time it would represent an in vestment- ol considerably more than $2,000,000. If he again failed to win it, he said, he had still more millions to spend in the effort to lift it. State Comptroller 1!. M. Love was assassinated in his office in the state capitol at Austin. Tex., on the .'ioth, by W. G. Hill, a discharged employe of the nfliec. No cause for the deed is known. Hill was killed in attempt ing to escape. Mrs. F. F. Adams, Jr., wife of the vice-president of the F. F. Adams To bacco Co., was sandbagged by a wom an and robbed of $18,500 while in the toilet room on a train en route to Milwaukee from Chicago on the ,'iOth. The railways at St. Joseph, Mo., on the :i0th, gave in to the demands of the striking freight handlers and agreed to advance the scale 15 per cent, for a day's work of eight hours. The lives of 234 men were snuffed out, scores of others were injured and a vast amount of property was de stroyed by an explosion, on the .'10th, in a mine at llanna. Wyo. Ollicinls of the Union Pacific mine tit Hanna. Wyo., on the 1st, gave up all hope of reaching the 2:!2 entombed miners who were caught by an ex plosion. A tornado struck Wilder, Minn., on the 30th, killing three persons and doing much damage to property. Numerous prostrations were re ported at Cleveland, ()., on the 1st, as a result of the prevailing intense heat. The government thermometer registered 88. It was semi-ollieially announced at Kiel, on the 30th, as a' further demon stration of the entente between the imperial government and the United States, so strikingly emphasized by the German naval cordialities to the Ainericnn squadron, that Prince Adal bertand Prince Henry of Prussia, with .their suites, have been authorized to visit the St. Louis exposition. Eugene Linxweiler, editor of the Labor World and secretary of the trades and labor assembly of Decatur, 111., was arrested on the 30th, charged with sending threatening postal cards through the mail. Judge Humphrey, in the federal court at Springfield, re leased the prisoner on $500 bond. A semi-official note issued at St, Petersburg, on the 30th, in regard to the Kishineff massacre mnkes the po sition clear that liussia will brook rfo outside interference with her internal affairs. Trustees of Rush medical college, Chicago,- have succeeded in raising a fund of $1,000,000, thus assuring a gift of $0,000,000 or more from John D. Rockefeller, and the construction in Chicago of the most magnificent medical institution in the world. Tames Henry Ralston, an alleged prophet, created a sensation in New Orleans, on the 30th, by parading the streets and predicting the destruction of the city within a few months, and a famine in the country worse than that In India. Mrs. Warren Thorpe and her daugh ter, Pearl McDonald, were nrrested at Jackson, Mich., on the 2d, on war rants charging them with the murder of the former's husband, Warren Thorpe. A cloudburst, on the 2d, visited the southwestern section of Texas, caus ing the death of several persons and entailing a heavy property loss. The United States transport Kil patrick sailed from Manila for New York, on the 2d, with 500 tons of ex hibits for the St. Louis exposition. In police court in Cincinnati, on the Id, the case of Mrs. Anna Oppenheim er, of KiiHsellville, Ky., charged with murdering her babe soon after its birth, was continued until July 10. The international automobile race for the James Gordon ltennett cup was run in Ireland, on the 2d, and was won by Jenetzy, of the German team.. In the presence of an awe-stricken crowd, Morris; the six-year-old son of Israel Serrate, was burned to death in Washington D. C, on the 2d, in a lire which started from a gasoline stove. . Georp-e Shattuck Morrison, aged 01, a member of the isthmian canal com mission, and one of the foremost civil engineers in America, died in New York on the 2d. An unconfirmed report reached St. Faul. Minn., on the 2d, that a tornado struck I'.enson, Minn. The Western Union reported no wires to that point. A terrific storm in New York city, on the 2d, follow a period of intense heat, caused four deaths and a score of prostrations. At Milwaukee, on the 2d. Karl Schulpious, a landscape gardener, was arrested charged with robbing his friend Karl Mueller, of $7,500. Treasurer Hollis of Negros Island. P. I., who is charged with the mis appropriation of public funds, was re leased, on the 2d. on $5,000 bail. The Manitoti house, at Manitmi. Col., with one exception the finest ho tel m Corolaro, was destroyed by fire on the 2d. The loss is estimated at $100,000. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Thonsrvnda of educators from all over the country reached Boston, on the 5th, eager for the great conven tion of the National Educational As sociation, which begins its annual ses sion on the 0th. Sixty-five loaded cars, the transfer house mid other property belonging to the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at. Chicago Junction, O., was destroyed by fire on the 5th. Loss, $200,000. Twenty-five brave policemen at Evansville, ind., twice prevented the lynching, on the 5th, of Lee Brown, the negro, who killed Patrolman Louis N. Massey. While schooling a three-year-old horse to take a hedge jump on his farm at Hempstead, L, I., on the 5th, James I.. Kernochan was seriously in jured. A mob composed of 300 w hite people at Peoria, 111., on the 5th, sought the life of Minnie Pearl, colored, who brutally whipped a small white boy. A waterspout of immense propor tions struck in the vicinity of Greens burg, Pa., on the 5th. It is known that 20 persons were drowned. A. C. ( ass, of Denver, Col., first vice president and traffic manager of the. Colorado Fuel and Iron Co., died at Bedstone, Cal., on the 5th. Thomas De Paul, of New York city, finding bis wife with another man at Atlantic City, N. ,T., on the 5th, stabbed her. She is dying. George Killinm, of Springfield, III., died, on the 5th, as the result of be ing struck by a Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis train. Tiie military company sent to Nor way, S. ('., 'returned, on the 5t.h. They had no clash with the negroes. The town is quiet. The main building of the Hammond packing filnnt at. St. Joseph. Mo., was burned on the 5th. Loss, $1,500,000; fully insured. Ellas Trimble, an old resident of Wilkesbarre', Pa., lost, his life in an effort to save a boy from drowning on the 5th. Robert Keeton, of Lexington, Ky., shot and killed Sam Brown in a quar rel over n woman on the 5th. Keeton escaped. Four men in Leadville. Col., were caught in a blizzard on the 5th. One had his face badly frozen. L. A. Moore, secretary of the city of Dallas, Tex., was shot and killed, on the 5th. by his son, William Rudolph, who, with Oeorga Cotli.is. robbed the Union bank on December 2(1, 1002. anil killed Pinker- ton Detective Charles J. Schumacher ob January 24, escaped from the St. Louis jail on the 6th, Before the firemen could arrive sis ters of charity from the House of Good Shepherd in Kansas City.Mo., on the 6th, assisted in fighting a fire that destroyed the sexton's house at Mount St. Mary's cemetery. Thomas YV. Law-son filed, in the Massachuset ts supreme judicial court, on the 6th, his declaration in the suit he has brought against the Bay Stata Gas Co., of Delaware, for $1,736,000. Over twelve hundred of the 1,500 employes of John and James DobB:n carpet mill, Philadelphia, on the 6th voted to return to work. No conces sions have been made by the firm. An issue of $75,000 of 20-year five-per-cent. gold bonds wa voted by the directors of the Litchfield & Madi son Railroad Co. at a meeting held in Springfield, 111., on the 0th. Mrs, F. L. St. John, a. prominent so ciety woman and church worker, was lulled, on the fith, in New York, by being thrown into the rapid transit subway by an electric car. Admiral Dewey, on the 6th, re signed as president of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial association, and Lieut-Gen. Nelson A. Mi! has been elected to succeed him. Gov-.Penbody of Colorado.on the 6th, removed George W. Thatcher as com missioner in chief, and Van E. Rouse, n member and treasurer of the Cold' rado World's fair board. Joseph J. Gill, republican, of Stcu benville, O., on the 6th, sent his resig nation to Gov. Nash as the member of congress from the Sixteenth con gressional district. At the request of Receiver Smith of New York, Lewis Nixon, on the 6th, consented to remain as president of the United States Shipbuilding Co. At a meeting of the trustees of the Stanford University, California, on the 6th, Judge Leib, of San Jose, resigned as president of the board. The annual convention of the. Amer ican Flint Glass Workers' union con vened, on the 6th, in Cincinnati, with 300 delegate present As a result, of the breaking of the Onkford Park (Pa.) dam, on the 6th, 20 persons are known to be dead and JO are missing. MISSOURI STATE NEWS. Hlatorr of MUsoarl. The Missouri World's fair commie don has decided to publish a com plete history of Missouri. The work will be compiled under the direction of Walter Williams, of Columbia, the commission's superintendent of publi cation. It is the intention of the commission that this history be an accurate and authentic chronicle of Missouri. It will- also contain a his tory of the resources, geography and commerce of the state. The history ill be completed before the opening of the World's fair. A large number of volumes will be printed in the Mis souri building for distribution during the exposition period. It will con lain valuable information on all sub jects relative to Missouri, and will be distributed among visitors from all parts of the world. Saveil Her Child. Charles Hesser, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hesser, of Carthage, was rescued in an heroic manner, after sinking twice in a well into which he had fallen while play ing. Attracted by the screams of the drowning boy, Mrs. Hesser ran' to the scene, and after futile attempts to reach the child from the curbing jumped into the well. She succeeded in holding him above water until aid came, but almost at the cost of her own life. The well was in process of construction, and contained ten feet of water. Mrs. Hesser was lifted in a bucket. Another Grand Jury in Cole. Another session of the Cole county grand jury is to be called for July 27, to continue the investigation into leg islative Doodling. Preliminaries al ready have been arranged. It is un derstood that this grand jury has been summoned to supplement the work of the St. Louis grand jury. More indictments ogair.st the boodlera ire expected. It it'll Zinc Strike. A big zinc strike has been made on four lots of the famous Eleventh Hour ground, near Joplin. The drill shows a solid 20-foot race of ore of the highest grade. The four lots have been sold to a syndicate of eastern capitalists, ,headed by Frank Nichol son. The land will be developed at once. An Old Citizen rnsses Away. Richard Hodgins, justice of the peace in Central township, St. Louis county, died the other day. He had contracted a cold, and this, together with his age, was the cause of death. He wa 07, and had resided in St. Louis county for more than forty years. Drowned While Wilding Creek. William Merschnian, aged 10, son of a prominent farmer of the Preston vicinity, near Carthage, was drowned while fishing in North Fork creek. He attempted to wade the stream, and was seized with cramps in midcreek. The body was recovered. Roys Sentenced to Penitentiary. Three years in the penitentiary was the sentence given two boys, Scott Willis and James Whalen, at St. Jo seph, by Judge Castcet in the crim inal court. They pleaded guilty to stealing the lead used in plumbing a building. Corn and Wheat Poor. The report of the Missouri state agricultural board shows that the wdicat crop in this state will be less than half that of last year, and that the late corn crop, in acreage, and present condition, is far below the average. Woman Killed By a Trnln. Mrs. A. B. McCoy was killed at a railway crossing at- Moberly while driving in a buggy. The horse lunged as she tried to get it across out of the way of the train, but it was too late. Wfli Well Known at St. Joseph. Henry R. Angell, who was once al leading dry goods merchant of St. Joseph, died of a complication of dis eases. He was 70, and had lived in St. Joseph nenrly forty years. He had no relatives living there. The "Servant Problem." Mrs. Russell Harding, of St. Louis, thinks she has solved the "servant problem." She has secured a complete outfit of Japanese for her elegant new residence, including a competent male cook. Mexico I-ilit Plant Sold. A company has purchased the Mex ico Electric Light Co.'s plant from Messrs. Thomas Waddell, Harry Rubey and W. E. McCuIly for a price in the neighborhood of $35,000. Found Dead In lied. Edgar Percy Ford, a postal clerk, running between Sedalia and Deni son, was found dead in bed at Se dalia, death resulting presumably from heart disease. Death of Judge 15. M. Hughes. Judge E. M. Hughes died nt Mont gomery of paralysis, a few clays ago. The funeral was held under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Joiilln Kdnentor Chosen. J. D. Eliff, superintendent of Joplin schools, has been elected assistant superintendent of the St. Joseph pub lic schools nt a salary of $1,800. Furmer Commits Suicide. Reason Zinn, a prominent farmer, committed stiieide nt his home on Spring River prairie, eight miles mmthwest of Mount Vernon. Mrs. Harris B. Harrison. Mrs. Harriet B. Garrison, wife of Daniel E. Garrison, member of the Garrison family, prominent in St Louis, died the other day. Senator Vest's Health. Senator Vest is much improved and is out driving these fine days at Sweet Springs. The senator is feeble, but his general health is good. Great Stock to Own, The Boatmen's bank of St. Louis has increased Its dividend from seven to ten per cent., and the stock has advanced to $240 a share. President of Motion College. The board of curators of Marion college met ,t Fredericktown and elected Prof. S. P, Ban president. IliBlillSl Upwards of One Hundred Lives Re ported Lost by a Cloudburst in Pennsylvania. PLEASURE SEEKERS OVERWHELMED. They Were Gathered at Oakland Park, It the Vicinity of Greensburg. and Wert Overwhelmed, Almost Without Warn- inc. by a Wall of Water Which Carried Everything Before It. Greensburg, Pa., July 6. A water spout of immense proportions strik ing in the vicinity of Oakford Park yesterday created a flood that caused a great loss of life and property. It is known that at least twenty persons were lost and -rumors place the num ber of dead at more than a hundred, but up to a late hour last night only three or four bodies have been recov ered, having been washed to the banks of the little creek that runs parallel with the park. The names At three o'clock rain began to fall in torrents in the vicinity of the park and spread over a territory covering probably ten miles. A half hour later the cloudburst occurred, and the num ber of umbrellas carried by the crowds were crushed like eggshells. The waters in the lake north of Oak ford park began to swell, and Man ager James McOrath, believing there was danger of a final break in the great walls of the dam, hurried among the crowds of pleasure seek ers who had gathered under the roof eating sandwiches, the merry-go-round, the theater, the dancing pavil ion and other buildings in line of the water should the banks break and warning them to run to the hills. On both sides of the grounds there are high hills, the park being located in a ravine about a fourth of a mile wide and a mile long. The people being protected from the rain did not want to leave, and not. until Mr. McGrath and his assistant entered each build ing in turn and simply drove the crowds out into the rain did they real ize that the park's managers were in earnest, for they knew after careful study of the dam that the awful rain meant probably the breaking of the wall that held five acres of water. About a half hour after the building had been cleared the waters mounted the wall of the dam and within live minutes water to the depth of live feet was flowing over the entire length of 400 feet of the wall. The park, or ravine, studded with buildings, the nierry-go-round, the laughing gallery and other amusement places were twisted .about, and all but the dancing pavilion and large lunch stand were knocked from their foundations. The rain continued to fall in torrents, and about four o'clock 40 feet of the wall of the (lam to 1 lie cast gave way with a crash. The Hood beat down the ra vine with a roar that was heard for two miles. A half mile down nt the Junction of the (Irecnsburg and Jenn nette and the park car lines the car Imi'ns arc located. The entrance gates to the park were lifted, and with the force of a pile-driver the mammoth posts were hurled by the waters against the barn beyond in which was located the small waiting room, and on the track was standing v. car loaded with people on their way from flreensburg and Jeanuette. Tim electric storm rendered all the pow er south of here useless, and the run tornian was unable lo move the car. The flood struck the wailing room containing probably a dozen people A number of them struggled to the point of safety, but in the excitement that followed it is not positive how many were 'lost. The street car was caught and swept into the creek and whirled and tumbled about. A num ber of people in the car jumped off, and there are conflicting stories as to. the number of persons who were car ried with the ear. Among those win: were dashed into the flood was C. M. MeClain, of Greensburg; Edward O'Brien and Joseph Overly and Misses heefcr and ('rum. Young MeClain is an expert swimmer and has excep tional courage. The cries for heir, from the two unknown women brought the young man to their side as they were struggling in the water, and grabbing both nbout the waist he kept, their heads nbove water as the three were carried in the direc tion of Jeannette by the raging tide The brave lad held to the women for more than a mile, and then exhausted and ready to sink to his death he re leased l-.is hold and the women sank. It was with the greatest difficulty that he managed to get to shore. He went back to the park but up to a late hour last, night the names of the women were not known, it is believed thnt fully ten people who were in the car were drowned. Standing on the platform near the waiting room there were a man and wife whose mimes have not been learned. When the flood came the husband escaped, but the wife wns carried away. DENIED A REHEARING. The Missouri Supreme Court Uenloi a 'Rehearing In Aft'y.-t.en. Crow's Ouster Suits. Jefferson City, Mo., July 4. The supreme court, en banc, denies a re hearing to Attorney General Crow in his suit for ouster of the Continental Tobacco Co. and of the Santa Fe and other railroads on charges of viola tion of anti-trust laws. The former decision of the court was againsf him. This ends the case. Fires at De Moines, la. Des Moines la., July 4. The brick plant of the Barber Asphalt Paving Co., and the warehouse of the' Dei Moines Saddlery Co., situated In dif ferent parts of, the city, were de stroyed by fire early Friday morning causing an aggegnte loss of $00,000. Condition ol the Cotton Crop. Washington, July 4. The monthly cotton report of the agricultural de partment shows cotton to be 77, at compared with 74.1, May 26, l03j 84.7 on June 2-V 1903. STATE ITEMS Mm Content Plant far Louisiana. Negotiations have been closed for the establishment, at Louisiana, of a cement plant to cost $3,000,000. The company has been organized under the lawi of the state of Delaware, with a paid up capital of $1,500,000, and will issue bonds for an amount equal to its capital. The company hue purchased 18 tracts of land immedi ately south of Louisiana, part of it ly ing within the city i limits, and amounting to over 1,000 acres, at a cost of about $75,000. A site has been selected and the plant, which will be one of the largest single plants ever erected, can be operated more eco nomically and advantageously than any other plant in the country. It will have a eapacity-of 5,000 barrels per day. The cement experts who have made tests of the shale, silica and limestone in the hills on the land pur chased by the company state that it not only equals but surpasses that of the Lehigh valley. Daughter Wns Disappointed. John Montgomery, who died re cently at his home just east of St. Jo seph, left an estate valued at $100, 000. The will has been filed in the probate court. The three principal beneficiaries are Mrs. Martha Jane Register, the only child of the testa tor, of Los Angeles; Georgia Mont gomery, a niece and adopted daughter of the testator, and William Jewell college, Liberty. Mr. Montgomery di rected that $10,000 be given to the Liberty institution. Mrs. . Register had not been on good terms with her father for many years, and because of this she will' receive but a moderate share. Owing to disappointment, it is claimed, she was seized with a vio lent attack of nervous prostration and is now a patient in a hospital in St Joseph. A I'lngue of Flees. There is a plague of fleas in and near Kansas City districts which were under the waters of the recent flood. Persons doing business in the wet bottoms, Armourdale and Argen tine, have been very much annoyed by the fleas, and visitors who have gone there to see the devastation wrought by the flood have carried away innumerable fleas of a peculi arly hungry variety. Kansas City just now might be called 'flea-plague stricken. Jury Failed tu Agree. The case of YV. H. Rice, charged with the murder of W. 0. Butler, at Nyhart, last March, was given to the jury at Butler, Bates county. Rice lives at Binger, Okla., and wns visiting at Nyhart when he shot Butler. Jeal ousy is supposed to be the motive. The-jury so far has failed to agree and the result probably will be a hung jury. Si Rcwnrds Offered. Gov. Dockery has issued a procla mation, offering a reward of $200 each for the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Delia Johnston, who was killed in Shannon county, and for the arrest and conviction of J. B. Cross white, of Monroe county, who is want ed for the assault on Viola White. The rewards hold good for one year. Assaulted By n Stranger. Ac unknown white man, with a razor, assaulted L. M. Wilson, a trav eling man for the Armour Packing Co., in St. Joseph. Wilson's death is expeeted. Sixty wounds cover, his head, arms and body. The stranger also assaulted C. E. Baker, a friend of Wilson's, who is also badly wound ed. Foul Air Kills Miner. Edward Houk, a miner, of Chit- wood, was instantly killed in the Quaker mine from fonl air. Houk was being hoisted- out of the shaft, which is 140 feet deep, and when with in 10 feet of the top fell headilong to the bottom. He was 27 year3 old and married. Fell One Hundred nnd Fifty Feet. Tumbling from a platform On the fourteenth floor of the Chemical building annex, Olive and Eighth streets, St. Louis, Richard Dickson, 48 years old, a laborer, went headlong into a temporary elevator shaft, fall ing 150 feet, and was killed. Inereused Teachers' Salaries. By the adoption of the report of the finance committee the St. Louis board of education increased the sal aries of all the teachers of the pub lic schools about six per cent, above the salaries paid during the last term. Drowned Trying to Save Wife. Mrs. Nora Winfre3', aged 29, com mitted suicide by jumping from the bridge over the Blue river. at Leeds, and her husband, George Winfrey, aged 21, was drowned while trying to rescue his wife. Methodists Celebrate. . Methodist Episcopal churches of St. Louis held union services at the Odcon, Sunday, in celebration of the two hundredth anniversary ' of the birth of John Wesley, founder of Method Urn. Pnnslon Piny Not Coming. ' The report that the Passion play In 'ts entirety was to be produced in St. Louis during the World's fair has proven to be without foundation. After Eastern Capitalists. Circuit Attorney Folk of St. Louis hopes to uncover the eastern capital ists who had connection with the street railways consolidation law. Signs of Growth. The postmaster general has made an order to allow $21,000 for payment of laJarles of additional letter car riers for the St. Louis post office. Wants a, Home in St. Lonls. Commander Booth-Tucker of the Salvation army urges that a home of the army be built at St. Louis, where much good can be accomplished. Coal Oil Inspector Appointed. Gov, Dockery has" appointed William Gardner, of Excelsior Springsvcoal oil Inspector of Clay county for a term of two years from date. Again Connected by Street Cars. The two Kansas Cltys are again con nected by street cars, for the first time is weeks- If PI'S II 11 Leo XJJI. Calmly Passing From Life Unto Death Extreme Unction Administered. FULL TRUST IN THE DIVINE MERCY. Touching Prayers Offered tor Dying Pontiff- impressive Gronp Sur rounds the Central Figure la ' Death Chamber Speaks of Life ' and Death with Same Serenity. Rome, July 7, 3:53 a. m. Anothei morning has broken on the pathetio . scene within the simple chamber of the Vatican where Pope Leo lies dy ing. As the soft light of dawn pene trated into the room the pontiff whispered to his devoted physician that he desired the shutters of the windows to be opened, saying: "I wish to see once more, perhaps f!r the last time, the rays of the sun." It was just a short while after the pope came back to consciousness from a sleep which Dr. Lapponi had Induced by a strong dose of chloral. His sleep was so deathlike that arti ficial respiration was continued, and Dr. f.app'oni every few minutes leaned anxiously over the couch to observe the illustrious patient and listen to his hardly perceptible breathing. ' Pope Leo awoke without perspiration. feeble to extreme and his voice hnrdlv nidible. The fits of coughing had brought pains in his chest and shoul ders, and thinking his end was now near, he said to Dr. Lapponi: "Tell me when the time realh comes.'' The doctor assured his holiness thai he believed the danger of his immedi ate passing was averted for the night and for the day. Those seemingly last moments ol Pope l.eo are full of solemnity. Per haps his last hours would be less mel ancholy and sad if the august suf ferer were less conscious of the cir cumstances and his mind less clear as to the duration of time remaining to him before he enters eternity. Ah though his physical powers are at the low est ebb and his breathing becomes more labored, the pope's mind i clear, as is manifest to all around him by his bright, expressive eyes, thq few words he now and then succeeds in uttering. The scene is so tnucln ing that those present can scarce re strain their tears. Count Camille Pecci, the pope's nephew, whom the dying man kept by his wide yesterday, was so exhausted late last night by his contending emo tions that he had to be taken from his uncle's room, completely worn out. A few moments before, as he stood bowed beside the bed, Pope Lec laid his hand on his head with pa ternal affection, saying: "Take courage." Shortly after ten o'clock at nighi'' the pontiff received extreme unction. At nine o'clock his condition seemed so hopeless that only a short time ap parently remained before he would glide into his last sleep. At Dr. Lap poni's initiative a hasty consultation of the pope's relatives, Cardinal Ram polla and other ecclesiastics was held and it wns decided that extreme unc tion should be given. The pontiff re ceived the announcement with his usual calmness, and though scarcely able to speak audibly he said he knew his time had come and he was ready to appear before the sublime tribunal with full trust in the divine mercy. Monsignor Pifferi, Pope Leo's con fessor, administered the extreme tine- ) tion. and when the ceremony was over his holiness sank back on the pil low with apparent great relief thai all was done and that he was enter ing into rest after his long pilgrim age. RUDOLPH ESCAPES JAIL. Inlon Bank Robber and Slayer ol Detective Schumacher Climbs to Roof and Flees. St. Louis, July 7. William Rudolph who, with George Collins, robbed the Union bank on December 26, 1902, and killed Pinkerton Detective Charles J. Schumacher on January 24, escaped from the city jail at the four courts late yerterdny afternoon. With the date of his trial for mnr der only one week off the desperate man risked his life for liberty by climbing to the roof of the jail, and then taking two 20-foot leaps to the ground. Half an hour after his escape be came known 200 policemen and Pink erton detectives were searching foi Rudolph, but up to two o'clock this morning he had evaded them. Rudolph's escape is exactly likt that of "Skippy" Rohan several yean ago. It is believed that Rohan's meth od of gtting outside of the prison had been thoroughly explained to the des perate robbed and murderer, and hi followed it to the letter. MATTERS OF NO MOMENT. French subscriptions to the amount of 500,000 francs have been receiver for the statue to Bunsen, the great German scientist. The longest recorded run of a motoi without stopping upon English roadi was made by Mr. Suthwaite, on Marct 14, 190d. It was from Edinburgh tt Belby, 221 miles, and accomplished In 18 hours. Citizens of Tioga, Pa., have erected a monument to the memory of John Schacffer, a railroad watchman, whe was killed while attempting to save the life of a woman who was crossing the Reading tracks. The Indications are that foreign travel will this summer exceed that ot liny previous season. Sixty-seven sail ings a month of first-class passenger steamships will be made from New York for European ports. This is pro vision for 80,000 passengers between April and September. An expert esti mate puts the amount paid for steam ship fares at $31,000,000 and the ex penditures In Europe at $70,000,000. This weighs heavily against our four to five million balance of trade.