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By ELI D. IKE. 1KOXTON i a i i. Missnriu- Evansville. Ind.. was. on the Tth, placed under cotitnd of I'.i-ig.-tit-n. W. J. McKee and Mayor Charles (i. (ov ert, assisted by a committee of public safetv. C nl v" thr heroism of an engineer, near Puna. 111., who stuck to his post, saved the lives of a trainload of pas sengei on the (lover Leaf railway oil the Ttli. Rev. Thomas Knox. pastor of the First Presbyterian clmrch of Charles ton, 111., for five years, accepted a call from the Seventh Presbyterian ehnreh at Cincinnati, on the Tth. Mayor McLnne of Baltimore, Md.,. annotineed, on the 10th, that he would not, during his term as chief magis trate of that city, issue a permit for a boxing or spurring contest. Prof. George ". Ellis, of Olivet (Mich.) college, was, on the Tth, elect ed president of Tabor (la.) college. Senator W. B. Allison was chosen a member of the board of trustees. Customs Inspector Coates and Lieut. Osborne, constabulary supply officer, both stationed at San Fernando, P. I., were, on the Tth, arrested on the c harge of misappropriation of govern ment funds. A dog belonging to a family in Cleveland O., that has been ill with smallpox is under observation at the detention hospital. He has symptoms of smallpox, his hide being covered with pustules. The Waldniere, at Lakewood, N. Y., one of the principal hotels on Luke Chautauqua, was damaged by fire' on the 8th. The house had just been opened for the season; the loss is about $10,000. Postmaster-Oeneral Henry C. Payne returned to Washington, on the 8th, from his brief outing in the Cats kills, New York. Because of fdtigue he declined to see inquirers on post omce matters. The St. Louis exposition manage ment., on the Mh. offered Commander Booth Tucker, of the Salvation army, land for an army exhibit. One of the features of the army's exhibition will be a colony farm. The body found in the river below the falls at Niagara, X. Y., on the 9th. was idcntilied at Drummondville ns that of .lid. Delehanty, the lani' ns outfielder of the Washington mer lean league team. The regents of the American So ciety of Religious Education decided, on file 9th, to call sin inter-denominational congress in the interest of re ligious education, to be held in Wash ington, D. C, next April. Tetanus was responsible for fout deaths in Philadelphia on the 10th. Two of the victims, Frank Layfield. aged 12 years, and John Monroe, aged 1", received their injuries during the Fourth of July celebration. The secretary of the interior, on the litll, approved the recommenda tion of the commissioner of the land office that the proclamation for the sale of the gilsonite lands in Utah be postponed until the lands can be re surveyed. The expected attempt to resume work st the Globe Smelter at Denver Col., on the 8th, was not made, but an official announcement .was made by General Manuger Franklin Cluiter mun that work would be resumed at the Globe on the 9th. At the office of J. P. Morgan Co., In Xew York, it was stated, on the 9th, that W. K. Corey, recently ap pointed assistant to the president of the United Slates Steel corporation, will continue indefinitely ns president of the Carnegie Steel Co. Speeches by John Mitchell, at Pitts hurg. Kas., the notional president; W. D. Pynn and others prominent in the order, took up the entire time of the firs', session, on the 9th, of 'lie inter-stote convention of the United Mine Workers of America. A joint meeting of representatives of the passenger departments of rail roads from New Knglnnd to the Pa cific coast was held in Chicago, on the 8th, for the purpose of considering a proper division of through rates be tween eastern and western limits. According to city officials, the Standard and Lakeside, two of the most prominent clubs in Chicago, closed their bturs on the 10th. They come under the power of the decision of the supreme court that clubs dis pensing liquors must have licenses. An operation for the removal of liquid accumulation from the pleura was performed on Pope Leo, on the 7th, 800 grains being drawn off by Dr. Mazzoni. lis holiness seemed to rally somewhat, surprising his attend ants by his remarkable exhibition of vitality. President Loubet of France spent a busy day in London on the 7th, in cluding a visit to the French hospital, reception and luncheon at the Guild hall, and ending with n dinner at th'j French embassy, at which King Ed ward and the prince of Wales were the guests of honor. Capt. Hemphill, of the battleship Kenrsarge, took Oeeusion, nt Ports mouth, lingland, on the 7th, to em phatically deny the statement cabled from Germany, that, upwards of 100 men had deserted from the American squadron at Kiel, The fact, he said, was that one marine had deserted, t m Sheriff Dreger of Minneapolis, Minn., on the 9th, in anticipation of a possible adverse decision by the state supreme court, arrested Fred Ames, ex-chicf of noliee. The pris oner was convicted of accepting ii bribe of if 15 from a woman, and was sentenced to six and a half years lv - the stnte penitentiary. 1903 JULY 1903 mi. ioi. tub. j wtjTj ran. i m. bat. 5 6 T8 TTo Tl 221 IT Is 76 17 li 9 20 IT 22 23 2? 25 26 27 28 29 30 373 IOPICS OF THE DAY. NEWS FBOM EYEBYWKEEE. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The first national Anti-Alcohol con ference closed a two days' session in Denver, Col., on the 8th. Forty farmers stopped a Missouri Pacific train at Bison, Kas., on the night of the 8th, and went through it searching for harvest hands. The navy department, on the 8th, decided to allow the European squad ron to remain about a week longer than was intended in English waters. Red river, in Arkansas, is still ris ing. The levee on the Hiram Q. San derson place broke, on the 8th, and hundreds of acres of that and adjoin ing plantations were inundated. The syndicate formed last summer by Kuhn Loeb & Co., of New York, to underwrite $12,000,000 four-per-cent. bonds of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway f?o., was dissolved on the 8th. Mine workers from Missouri, Kan sas, Texas, Arkansas and Indian ter ritory, embracing Districts 14, 21 and 25 of the United Mine Workers of America, convened at Pittsburg, Kas., on the 8th. At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. held in New York, on the 9th, August Belmont resigned his po sition as chairman of the board. Hen ry Walters was unanimously elected in his stead. Secretary Hitchcock, on the 9th, designated Assistant Secretary Ryan as chairman of each of the two com mittees to take charge of the exhibits to be made by Alaska and Indian ter ritory at the St. Louis exposition. One of the lires started by light ning, on the 9th, was in the plant, of the Empire Matt-rags Co., 912 West Madison street, Chicago', and during its progress four firemen were more or less seriously injured. After talking with Gov. Durbin over the telephone, on the 9th, llrig.-Gon. McKee ordered nil troops removed from Evansville, Ind. The secretary of the interior, on the 9th, approved a new code of regu lations for the sale of surplus lands owned by Indians. There were six deaths from heat, on the 9th, in New York, six in Brooklyn and fully two score of prostrations. It was the hottest day since July 3, 1901, when it was 99 degrees. On the 9th it ran to 94 degrees. The American Smelting and Refin ing Co. announced that the Globe smelter at Denver, Col., would be re opened on the 9th, but no men ap plied for work, und the company was unable to resume operations. W. J. Anderson, president of the Livingston waterworks, Helena, Mont., died, on the 9th, at Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an officer in the British army during the Boer war. At a family reunion held, on the 9th, at the home of James D. Arnold, in Monroe township. Ind., 23 persons were poisoned by eating ice cream. Nine are not expected to recover. The plant of the Aetna Powder Co, at Miller's station, Ind., was demol ished by an explosion, on the 9th, from unknown causes. The loss was $10,000. Nobody was hurt. South-bound Missouri Pacific pas senger train No. 25, from Kansas City, collided with the rear end of a local freight at Nevada, Mo., on the. 9th. Eastern Iowa was visited by a de structive cloudburst on the 9th. The loss to crops was heavy and much damage was done by lightning. The treasury department purchased, on the 9th, 250,000 ounces of silver for account of Philippine coinage, nt an average of 53.48 cents an ounce. BarneyOldfield.on the 9th,at Marion. Ind., established a new world's record by driving an automobile a mile on a half-mile track in 1:10. Chicago has passed the 2,000,OOJ mark, and its present population is 8,231,000 according to the publishers of the Chicago city directory for 1903. John Griffith, aged 81, a noted Mon tana pioneer, died at Helena, Mont., on the 10th. He was a native of St. Louis, and went to Helena soon after the discovery of gold. The president and Mrs, Roosevelt reached Oyster Bay, L. I., on board the government yacht Sylph at 12:05 a. m., on the 11th, from their trip up the Hudson river to the home of John Burroughs. They w ere taken by car riage to Sagamore Hill. Central Illinois, on tlie 10th, re ceived some relief from the intense heat when a heavy rain fell. ' In a wreck on the Milwaukee road at South Amana, In., on the 10th, two persons were killed. James Martin, of the United States monitor Arkansas, died, on the 10th, at the Brooklyn (X. Y.) navy yard, of stnb wounds Inflicted by his broth er, Chnrles, already under arrest. Th stabbing grew out of a dispute over some trivial matter. The forty-second annual convention of the National Educational associa tion practically closed, on the 10th, after an interesting and undoubtedly instructing week to the 30,000 teach ers from all parts of the country, who visited Boston. The jury that has been hearing the case of Mrs. Elmira Drake, of Coving ton, Ind., who was tried on the chnrge of poisoning her husband, disagreed, on the loth, and was discharged.' The Jury stood six for conviction and six for acquittal. Thirty-eight deaths and 83 prostra tions in and around New York and Brooklyn, on the 10th, tell fhe story of the day's heat. It was the hottest July 10 in the history of the New York weather bureau. '. The action brought by Edna Wal lace Bonner, the actress, against James Dunsmiiir, of Victoria, 1!. C, to break the will of Alex Dunsmuir, has been jxjstponed until October 1, that witnesses now in Ireland may testify. Anna J. OcrstkmAp. aged 20, and Frederick Winter, aged 18. both of St. Louis, were killed in a wreck on the Terminal railway near Granite City, 111., on the 10th. Ten others were badly injured. ' ' Calvin Price and Jerry Graves were executed nt Marion, 111., on the 10th, for the murder of Mrs. Nellie Reichel derfer, on March 16, when the ladj was shot down and the corpse left for the hogs to eat while the crim inals plundered the house. Brig.-Gen. Leonard Wood is to be promoted to the grade of major gen eral. This action has been decided upon by the president, and the an nouncement will probably be nmdj shortly, together with that of Maj. Gen. S. B. M Young to be commander of the army on the retirement, Au gust 8, of Lieut.-Gen. Miles. The condition of Mrs. J. G. Blaine who is ill at Augusta, Me., was such, on the 10th, that it was believed her death was a matter of but a few hours only. A dispatch from Vienna says the late King Alexander and Queen Dragtv of Servia left debts there amounting to 400,000 francs. When the new Servian government was asked to pay these debts it offered 20 per cent, of the amount involved. The creditors refused to accept any such compromise and will sue. LATE NEWS ITEMS. John Terrell, a fanner near Petro leum, Ind., killed his son-in-law, Mel vin Wolfe, on the 12th, by firing the charges of both barrels of a shot gun into Wolfe's head as Wolfe lay on an operating table to have a leg amputated. The operation wus com pelled by a gunshot wound inflicted by Terrell a short time before. A terrible electrical and wind storm prevailed in Beaver City, Neb., on the 12th, lasting 45 minutes, in which time two and one-fourth inches of rain fell. The wind blew with great violence, doing much damage to small buildings, windmills and to the wheat crop just ready for harvest. Joseph W. Cummin, at Newberg, N. Y., was committed to jail, on the 12th, on a charge of grand larceny. He was secretary-treasurer and cashier of the Cornwall bank, and is alleged to be n, defaulter to the extent of about $50,000, wrecking the bank. After deliberating for over twenty hours the jurors in the trial of Mrs. Minnie Cummiiigs, charged with the murder of her husband, Dennis Cum inings, rendered n sealed verdict on the 12th. The verdict is supposed to be for acquittal. Negro lenders in Indianapolis, Ind , on the 12th, took steps to avert a race war. The Evansville (Ind.) riot and conflicts between the races in other cities have made them appre hensive of a similar outbreak there. The fast mail from St. Louis, due in Kansas City at 10:30 a. m. on the 12th, crashed into an excursion train that had broken down at "Dead Man's Curve," three miles from Lee's Sum mit. Mo. Three killed, 68 injured. A strike of the freight handlers in the freight handlers of the railroads entering Chicago is probable, on the 12th, unless the roads declare that they will not handle freight to Chica go & Alton 'roads. The flood in the Colorado river, Ariz., on the 12th, stood at 24.18, and is receding nt the rate of six inches daily. The reports of extensive dam age along the river have been grossly Moore, a moulder' union picket, was shot and badly wounded from ambush at the factory of E. C. Stearns & Co., Syracuse, N. Y., on the 12th. Frank Snyder, aged 27, and John tocDaniels, aged 25, were drowned, on the 12th. in Deer creek. 111. Nicolas Pazzullo, nn Italian strike breaker in the molding shop of the E. C. Sterns & Co. factory, at Syra cuse, X. Y., admitted in police court, on the 13th, that he fired the shot which seriously wounded George Moore, a in older and former employe of Stern & Co. It was announced, on the 1.1th, that the controlling interest in the Boston Traveler, which was recently pur chased through Charles M. Palmer, is owned by J. II. Fahey, Associated Press correspondent at Boston, who will assume the management of the paper nt once. A desperate fight occurred near Barbourville, Ky., on the 13th, be tween a band of eight Clay county negroes and deputy sheriffs of Bar bourville. The negroes attempted to rob country stores, and when the posse pursued them they gave resist ance. Tom Cooper, the well-known bicycle rider, was operated on at Grace hos pital, Detroit, Mich., for appendicitis on the 13th. Cooper's trouble is said to have been developed from a strain he sustained on July 4 nt Lexington, Ky. The statement of the treasury bal ances, on the 13th, in the general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in. the division of redemption, showed: Available cash balance, $229,569,996; gold, $101,600,500. The strike of the iron moulders in several foundries in Providence, R. I., which was inaugurated in September last, was officially declared off on the 13th. Xo concessions have been made by the master moulders. Chaunccy Dewey, Clyde Wilson and W. F. McBride left the shiiwnee coun ty (Kas.) jail, on the 13th, free men, though under a bond of $15,000 each to appear for trial later for the mur der of the Berry family. Attorney L. li. Conner Bhot J. It. Crews, a furniture dealer of Fairfield, HI., on the 13th. Five shots were fired, three taking effect,' According to Conner the cause was fuinily trou ble. Crews may recover. Francis Granger Adams died at his home near Coxsuekie, N..Y., on the Hudson, on the 13th. Mr. Adams was one of the pioneers to , California in 1849. , Lieut.-Gen. Miles arrived at Fort Sill, on the 13th, and left, the -mext day for a 90-tn.iles ride on horseback to Font Itcno, Okla. MISSOURI STATE NEWS. R. D. Rodsen, Judge. B. D. Rodger, recently appointed to the bench of the Eleventh judicial circuit, composed of Audrain, Lincoln, Montgomery, St. Charles and Warren counties, is 40 years old and a native 3t Audrain county, having been born southeast of this city in March, 1863. He was reared on the farm and at tended the common1 schools. In 1892, after a four years' course, Mr. Rod pers rvns graduated from the law de partment of the state university at Columbia and was admitted to the practice of law the same year. Two years later he was elected police judge in Mexico, and in 1896 and 1898 to the office of prosecuting attorney of Audrain county. He also taught school some time before tuking up law. Judge Rodgers is unmarried and prominent socially, la a pleasant com panion and a deep student, both in law and current matters. Cole County Grand Jury. Judge James E. Hazell of the Cole county circuit court was in St. Louis, a few days ago. He said that he would convene a grand jury at the July term of his court. The July term opens on the 27th. The trial of the men indicted in connection with the boodle scandals will come up dur ing the term. Judge Hazell says he is anxious that these men have every opportunity for a fair trial, for which reason he will not call the grand jury until the second week of the term. I have not yet decided," said Judge Hazell, "what will be taken up by the grand jury. 1 will consider matters as they now stand before sending my letter of instructions. The boodle scandals which have not yet come up for consideration by the previous grand juries will be fully probed." Hammond Company to Rebuild. The Hammond Packing Co. of St. Joseph will put a thousand laborers, if it can secure that number, at work in South St. Joseph at once. These men will be given employment ut the ruins of the buildings destroyed by fire recently, and nt the Viles and Robbins packing house. The Ham mond company does not want one of the men in its employ before, the lire to leave the city. Wife's Grnve Remembered. George T. Murphy, former assistant superintendent of the St. Louis public schools, by his will filed for probate, directed that flowers be placed upon the grave of his wife, Alice, in Belle fontaine cemetery every Sunday, and on May 3 of each year. He left $500 for this purpose, and to have his buri al lot in the cemetery kept in order Missouri Crops. The frnvernment, ernn rennvt .Tnlv 1 gives the condition of Missouri crops: Corn, 88; wheat, 00. Illinois, Indiana, Aeuraka ana Kansas nave better corn than Missouri. Kansas, Indiana. Illinois and Nebraska better wheat. Iowa has better wheat, but corn crop about same. Mndc Him Hysterical. The sight of his store and furniture burning in a fire which damaged four buildings and their contents to the amount of nearly $25,000 so unnerved Benjamin Miller, of 2910 Oregon ave nue, St. Louis, that he cried hyster ically and had to be removed from he scene. Awful Fate of a Little Girl. Bessie Reiss, ten years old, was so seriouly burned at Louisiana that she will die. She was lighting a fire with kerosene to get supper, and the can exploded, burning her so severely that the flesh fell from her bones. Say X-Ray Proved Fatal. A St. Louis physician is defendant in damage suit, brought by parents of a child, who allege that the X-ray used by the doctor burned the child's skin, causing blood poisoning and death. Ilri, Samuel Lobbon. Mrs. Samuel Lobban, aged 35 years, died at her home in Roanoke, Howard county, a few days ago, after a linger ing illness. Burial in the Roanoke cemetery. Sued for Divorce. Fred Striblen, a prominent mer chant of St. Joseph, has been sued for divorce and maintenance. The grounds are extreme cruelty and de sertion." Lafayette County at World's Fair. The court of Lafayette county has appropriated $500 for nse by the Laf ayette County World's fair commis sion for making a county exhibit. Early and Snndny Closlnu-. The butchers of St. Louis have re solved to close their shops evenings and Sundays after September 1. Grocers also favor the movement. Gilbert A. Peek. Gilbert A. Peck, superintendent of the St. Louis Dressed Beef & Provi sion Co., died after an operation had been performed for appendicitis. Fred I.lnkemcyer Kills Himself.. Fred Linkemeyer, 28, engineer for the Jefferson City Light, Heat and Power Co., shot himself through the heart. Temporarily deranged. Din Packing- Plant Burned. The immense plant of the Ham mond Packing Co., at St. Joseph, wan destroyed by fire. Two lives are known to hnve been lost. Robbed an Alms Box. Frederick Heffcman was arrested In St. Louis, charged with rifling an alms box in St. Matthew's church. A priest led in the chase. Son of Jntlffe Krum. J. M. Krum, son of Judge Chester H. Krum, of St. Louis, died at Mon roe City, a few days ago, of a conipli. cation of diseases. Plnkcrtons Want Rudolph, The Pinkertons, have offered an ad ditional $500 reward for the capture jf William Rudolph, the escaped Un ion bank robber. , j In SouthweNt Missouri. The wheat crop in southwest Mis souri will be very light. Dry weather has injured the corn, and rain is needed badly. Effects of Hot Weather. Seventy-four burial permitB were issued in St. Louis July 6. One day Uvt summer 114 were issued STATE ITEMS The Booavllle School for Boys. Judge Robert M. Foster, of the St Louis juvenile court, attended the Fourth of July celebration given for the boys of the Missouri training school at Boonville. Judge Foster Jelivcred nn address to the boys. He was very favorably impressed with the school, and said that it reflects great credit upon the state. All of the hoys are placed upon their honor. There are no walls, bars or anything else to prevent the boys from escap ing. Very seldom a boy tries to run away, and when one does it is almost always a new boy. The other boys ore sent after the runaway, and it is very seldom that he escapes. About 400 boys are now at the school. Col. Drake, the superintendent, takes a great interest in all of them. Every Sunday morning he talks to each one. When they leave the school they are very different as to their maimer and character than when they ar rived. The school has a regular mili tary organization! formed of six com panies. Regular drills are held and the boys become very proficient in military tactics. Being judge of the juvenile court, he feels a deep inter est in the school. To Be Tried In a Higher Court. The body of Bert Bromley, ol Webb City, one of the members of the Buckfoot gang, whose operations were notorious, was found in Miller creek, near Carthage, in a badly mu tilated condition. Bromley had been fishing alone on the previous day, and is supposed to have fallen in an at tack of epilepsy, to which he was subject. The body was found in three feet of water by boys, who were at tracted by the hands, which extend ed above the water. He was out of jail on $25,000 bond. Died When Success Was Near. Julien J. Crawshaw, superintendent of exchanges with the Bell Telephone Co., St. Louis, and prominently known among electricians of the city, died recently, after an illness of seven weeks, with rheumatism. Mr. Craw shaw was not yet 30 years old, and had worked himself up with the com pany. Did Not Care to Live. Dudley Stone, 20 years old, despond snt on account of his mother leaving St. Charles to reside elsewhere, at tempted suicide by taking morphine in whisky. He was discovered and his life was- saved by the prompt work of a physician. Mr. Alice L. Peterson. Mrs. Alice L. Petei-son, wife of A. G. Peterson, who died at her resi- dence, No. 5419 Cabanne avenue, St i Louis, had been for 36 years a resi dent of the city. She was graduated at Oberlin college, Ohio. A Phllniitliroplat's Offer. Nathan Strauss, the New Yorl philanthropist, has offered to estab lish in St. Louis, if the city will ar range to conduct it, a milk pasteuriz ing plant, so the children of the pool can secure pure milk. Reward for Johnston's Arrest. Gov. Dockery has issued a reward of $200 for the arrest and convictior of Will Johnson, who killed Chair-ley Simon in Jefferson county, June 28 The reward holds good for one year. Fancy Swimmer Drowned. Louis Graham was drowned in a pond in St. Joseph, while showing some boys tricks in fancy swimming. He was but 13 years old, and was known as an excellent swimmer. Fleecing; Innocent Victims. New York swindlers are "fleecing1, many innocent victims by giving them positions at the St. Louis World's fair and demanding fees. The posi tions ilever materialize. An Old Resident Gone. Judge George W. Hall, aged 76, died in St. Louis. He was one of the old residents of St. Louis, and was three times a member of the Missouri legis lature. Sonth Missouri Live Stock. The South Missouri Live Stock as sociation has been formed at Spring field, to protect and foster the live stock industry in that section of the state. Not Since the Flood. August Knollmayer, a farmer at the Chain of Rocks, St. Louis, is trying to locate his wife and two children, whom he has not seen since the flood. An Old Resident. Mrs. Margaret Hoffmeister, an old resident of St. Louis, died after a lin gering illness, at her home, 7818 South Broadway. She was nearly 80, Didn't Want to Come Back. Emil Albrecht, wanted in St. Louis county on charge of swindle, was ar rested in Denver, Col., by a deputy sheriff, after a desperate struggle. ' Lived Ninety-Five Yearn. Nicholas Gregnn, 95 years old, wa buried at Calvary cemetery, St. Louis. He had been a resident of St. Louis for more than sixty years. Bitten by a Rattlesnake. While working in hay harvest on James Parsons' farm, three miles west of St. James, William Lewis wal bitten by a rattlesnake. How Was This for a "Hakc-On" It has developed that St. Louis hai been paying 77 cents a ffallon for a, trfcinfectant that costs two cents a gallon to manufacture. l,r00 Copies of the War Cry. Capt. Lsabel Crozier, of the Salva? tion army in St. Louis, sof.d 1,500 cop. ies of the War Cry in one week breaking all records. Within Five Years. According- to the present rate oi construction, a trolley ride between St. Louis and Chicago will be possible within five ears. World's Fair Map of Missouri. Prof. C. F. Majrbut, of Missouri uni versity, is touring the southern por tion .of the state gathering data for a World's fair mop. Qneer Family. A pup. a pig and a lamb constitute ihe family of a yellow terrior Belong ing to R. L. llixon. of St. Joscpn, EXCURSION TRAIN WRECKED. Failure to Finn Fast Mall Cannes Two Deaths and Forty Injured Three of Them Fatally. Kansas City, Mo., July 13. The fast mail from St. Louis, due in Kansas City at 10:30 this morning, crashed into an excursion train that had broken down at "Dead Man's Curve," three miles from Lee's Summit, Mo. Three men were, killed and 68 in jured, perhaps three of them fa tally. Two of the dead are tramps riding on the fust mail; a man name! Wienkleman, of 3912 Russell avenue. St. Louis, and Roy Swain, Kansas City. The excursion train, which left Kan sas City early Sunday for Sedalia, was made up of 12 coaches. The en gine broke down, and while it was be ing repaired the fast mail, which had the right of way, came thundering along at a high rate of speed The engine of the St. Louis train was ditched, the baggage car splintered and one other car damaged. The crew on the excursion train had failed to send a flagman ahead to stop the fast mail. While the excursion train was but slightly damaged most of those hurt were on this train. The dead were taken to Lee's Summit and the injured were removed to the Missouri Pacific hospital at Kansas City. FATHER KILLS SON-IN-LAW. Driven to Desperation by Insnlts anti Wronsrs to Daughter Farmer Takes Venuence. Bluffton, Ind., July 13. John Ter rell, n farmer near Petroleum, Ind.I killed his son-in-law, Melvin Wolfe, by firing the charges of both barrels ol a shotgun into Wolfe's head as Wolfa lay on nn operating table to have a leg amputated. The operation was compelled by a gunshot wound inflict ed by Terrell a short time before. Four years ago Wolfe married Ter rell's daughter. Wolfe, it is said, de serted his wife and baby, and a suit tvas brought to compel him to support his wife. It is asserted that W:oIfe had driven past the Terrell home, twice, shouting insulting remarks and shaking his first nt Terrell. The third time he drove past Terrell jumped from some bushes along the roadside, and fired at his son-in-law. The first charge shattered Wolfe's right leg. The second barrel niissed. Wolfe was hurried to the office of Dr. Saun ders, at Petroleum, and placed on an operating table to have the leg am putated. While a crowd stood around watching the doctor Terrell came up from his home in a buggy, broke in the door of the doctor's office, drove out the crowd at the point of his gun, and, with the remark, "I am after him and I am going to get him yet," fired both barrels into his son-in-law's head. Wolfe was terribly mutilated. At the time Terrell fired Wo-lfe was half unconscious. After the shooting Terrell entered a bucgy with his shot gun reloaded and, pointing it at the crowd that had hastily formed, held it. at bay and drove- to the sheriff's residence. He is in jail. GREAT DAMAGE BY STORM. Crops nnd Property Suffer Heavily Accident SiiNtnlned by Salvation Army Commander Hurt. Beaver City, Neb., July 13. A terri ble electrical and wind storm pre vailed here yesterday afternoon, last ing 45 ninutes, in which time two and one-fourth inches of rain fell. The wind blew with great violence, doing much damage to small buildings, windmills and to the wheat crop just ready for harvest. The Union Salva tion army of Kansas and Nebraska, now holding a camp meeting here, suffered much loss. Nine of their tents were blown down, Commander Holland was struck by a falling tent xile and sustained a dislocation of the shoulder. The camp was -flooded with water. The women members of the army have been taken into the houses of citizens, and will be provid ed for" during the remainder of their stay here. ESCAPED PRISONER CAUGHT. Others Who Escaped from Jail With Him Are Still at Lariee Citizens and Soldiers in Pnrsuit. Junction City, Kas., July 12. Gil bert Mullins, leader of the Fort Leav enworth mutiny in November, 1901, .who escaped from the county jnil hero fiaturday, with three others, was cap tured to-day. Mullins was captured Sunday after noon by Patrick Folck, to whose home he had gone to ask directions to the house of a man whose ac quaintance he had formed while in jail here. Folck pointed ont the way, and, then arming himself, followed nfter Mullins, nnd ordered him to surrender, firing as he did so. The bullet went wild, and Mullins made for a near-by cornfield. Folck shot again and Mullins fell, but he had not been wounded, and when Folck came up a moment later he surren dered. Marble Workers Locked Out. New York, July 13. John Tobin, of the marble cutters' organization, re ported to the Central Federated lubor union that the em"Wers in Greater Xew York had locked out 1,600 mar ble workers in an effort to force their organizations to accept the employ ers' plan of arbitration. The men de clare they will not sign it. Two Men Drowned. Flora, 111,, July 13. Frank Snyder, aged 27, and John McDnnlels, aged 25, were drowned, Sunday afternoon, in Deer creek. A Short Hop Crop. Santa Rosa, Cal., July 12. The hop crop in this section; will be much lighter than indicated some weeks ago, conditions noW showing that the crop will fall fur below the yield of last year. Similar reports are being received from other sections. Ilnll Storm Dctroys Crops. York, Neb.i July 13. A hailstorm, on the 12th, destroyed all the crops in the northeastern part of tha county, eovci li.g n strip nine miles '.4 lenfft.h by tlin e 'n width. ,. II IIS The Last Day of the Christian Endeavor Convention Has Sad Ending. PRESENCE OF MIND SAVES MANY LIVES. Wind Swept Vnder Tent Snapping Ropes and Drawlns; Poles from Ground Ulitht Thousand Persons In Panic Wild Scenes Helg-htenea by Screams of Women. Denver, Col., July 14. The big tent Endeavor, where the Christian En deavor convention has been held for the past three or four days war. blown over Monday afternoon at four o'clock, while more than eight thou sand people were attending the pro ceedings. The injured numbered nearly a score, but fortunately none of them was seriously hurt. Miss Jes sie M. Thornburgh, of Denver, was the most seriously injured, her nose being gashed and her scalp suffering several wounds. The presence of mind of Mr. A. M. Ramsey, of Chicago, who sprang to a chair and called to the people to hold up the canvas and poles undoubtedly prevented many from suffocating. As it was many women fainted and were rescued from the folds of the canvas with much dif ficulty. ; Mrs. Winifred Sleep, of Denver, who was in charge of the St. Mark's hos pital tent, seeing the catastrophe at the big tent close by, telegraphed the electric light company to shut ofi the current. This prevented any dam age from the live wires that had fal len with the tent poles. A feature that showed the religious nature oi the participants was seen when the majority were extricated from th canvas folds. Led by an eastern dele gate, all gathered around in the open air and an impromptu praise service was held. The convention was in full progress at four o'clock, and although there were signs of rain and some wind was blowing, no trouble was anticipated by the management. The sides of tha tent were up in mid air, and this en abled the squall to lift the canvas as if it were a balloon. The gust o) wind that turned the big tent ovei came so suddenly that no prcparatior. could be made to forestall the conse quences. The wind swept under the tent, the roof of which immediately belched out like un immense sail. The smaller guy ropes were pulled from their places, and in a moment more the big poles were drawn from the ground. Immediately the 8,000 persons were in a panic, which was heightened by the screams of hundreds of women, It was then that Mr. Ramsey sprang to a chair and called loudly upon the men to hold up the canvas and catch the large supporting poles as they fell. Hundreds of men sprang to then feet and carried out the Chicagc man's suggestion, and thus averted I calamity. As the poles fell more than one thousand people who had been seated near the walls of the ten es caped the folds and these immediate ly formed themselves into a rescue corps. Women who had fainted anc those who were suffering from slight injuries were quickly removed tc the hospital tent. The injured: Miss Tornburgh, Denver, very bno wound in forehead; very serious. Allella Murdock, Denver, arm frac tured. ' J. C. Peters, Alamosa, Col., scalp wound and shock. Miss Mary Ellis, Denver, bruised about body. Miss Powers, Trenton, Njb., knee injured, body bruised. Mrs. I. N. Johnson, Denver, badly bruised and fainted from fright. K. C. Patterson, Alamosa, Col., head hit by electric lamp; bad scalp wound. Miss Etta Ward, 1515 West Taylor street, Chicago, large pole fell across back and badly bruised her. Among those who are suffering from severe nervous shocks are: Miss Blanche Fearer, Oregon, 111. Miss Miiideck, New York. Miss Nipher, Pueblo, Col. Miss Myrtle Moore and Miss War ren, Illinois. Miss Small, Denver. UNDER NE W MANAGEMENT. One of the Oldest Dally Newspapers In tlie Country Passes Into New Hands. New York, July 14. It was an nounced, Monday, that the controlling interest in the Boston Traveler, which was recently purchased through Charles M. Palmer, is owned by J. H. Fnhey, Associated Press correspond ent nt Boston, who will assume ths management of the paper at once. The Traveler is 79 years old, being one of the oldest dailies in the coun try. It will remain an independent democratic paper The Litchfte'.d in terests which have been in control oi the paper since 1SUB, have disposed ol all their rights in the Traveler. WHEN ON YOUR VACATION. Don'i kick because the roof over your room leaks. If you kick the landlord will charge you with an extra bath. Don't propose to every girl you meet They may compare notes some time. Be satisfied with proposing to every other girl. That's enough. ' Don't substitute the name of Claude, Alfred or Chauncey for your regularly given first name. Somebody who used to know you is sure to drop in and whoop out: "Hello, Bill; how did you get in this swell place?" ' Don't open a tete-a-tete In the even ing by saying: "What a glorious night. How sweet the music sounds across the water." The girl has probably heard the same thing ten or 12 times, and may tea you bo. Cut out the lines pbout the golden moon up In the heavens so high, too. She's heard that. Don't be too haughty with the colored Individual who waits on you at the able. It taay impress the heiress sit ting next to you, but it Is apt to make the waiter mad and talkative, and you know that he used to bring you your sinkers and coffee at the lunch counter where you eat when you are in town.