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" Stands for tho Interests of '3
L Southern California. J
VOL. XXXIV.--NO. 95.
Fearful Electric Storms at
tlie East.
Cyclones in Illinois, Ohio and
Widespread Destruction Along; the
Shores of the Delaware.
Many People Killed by Lightning—Build
ings Burned and Shipping
Associated Press Disuatches. I
Peoria, 111., July 17.—A small cyclone
visited the country just across the river
from this city this afternoon, wrecking
a freight train and tearing down trees
and small buildings. One man named
Ericaon, of Utica, N. V., was struck by
lightning while running from the cy
clone, and instantly killed. Much dam
age was done to crops, fences and tim
Norwalk, Ohio, July 17.—A violent
wind and rain storm struck Greenville,
this county, tonight, doing terrible dam
age. Lightning struck Otto Goldner's
house, killing his three sons, Freddie,
Willie and Otto. Kate Smith, a neigh
bor in the house at the time, was badly
A Lake Erie and Western train was
struck by the storm at Bridge junction.
One car was turned over and smashed.
Several passengers were slightly in
jured. The wires are down west and
south. It is reported that the towns of
Green Valley and Norton are badly
damaged. It is reported that seven
men were killed in a brick yard near
Westerly, but this is not verified. The
damage done on the east side of the
river is very great.
In Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, July 17.—A severe wind
storm, accompanied by heavy rain and
thunder and lightning, passed over the
city this evening. The wind blew a
hurricane, and considerable damage was
done to property. At Lansdale, Pa., a
terrific thunder and hail storm flooded
the streets to an impassable condition.
John Clemmer's barn was struck by
lightning and entirely consumed. Sev
eral other fires could be seen in various
directions. At Morrisville two men
were killed by lightning. Dispatches
from Norristown and Lockhaven report
a heavy storm, with damage to property.
A number ol sailing vessels were cap
sized, and for a time grave apprehen
sions were entertained as to the safety
of those known to have been on board.
It was ascertained later, however, that
all were rescued.
A Cyclone at Hellertown.
South Bethlehem, Pa., July 17.—A
cyclone swept over Hellertown this
evening. Hotels and residences were
unroofed and church steeples blown
down. The Hellertown Agricultural
Works were totally demolished. Seven
workmen sustained severe bruises. John
Freeman, aged 11, was instantly killed.
Two passenger trains on the Lehigh val
ley encountered the storm, and both
narrowly escaped being wrecked. The
trains had to feel their way along, fre
quently stopping to allow telegraph poles
and trees to be removed from the track.
Ashland, Pa., July 17.—This town was
visited this evening by a hailstorm.
It broke every window on the north side
of every building in town. Houses were
unroofed, and fruit crops in the farming
villages entirely destroyed.
AlLEntown Pa., July 17.—A violent
rain and wind storm passed over this
city this afternoon. The roofs of a num
ber of houses wero blown off, and many
other buildings damaged. Trees iii
every part of the city were uprooted.
Nearly all the wires were prostrated.
On the Delaware.
Bristol, Pa., July 17.—The steamer
Columbia was struck by a storm on the
Delaware this evening. All her awnings
were carried away and most of the fancy
colored glass in the windows demolished.
The passengers were terribly scared, but
were pacified by the captain with much
Camden, N. J., July 17.—Tonight the
storm was very severe in this locality.
A small yacht, containing five men and
a boy, was overturned in the river. One
man was drowned; the others were
rescued with great difficulty. The terra
cotta works at Pea Shore were struck
by lightning and badly damaged.
Trenton. N. J., July 17.—A destruc
tive storm of wind, hail, rain and light
ning visited this city this afternoon,
unroofing a number of houses. Michael
Corcoran and Louis Schlegel were struck
by lightning and killed. Four persons
were stunned and felled to the ground
at the baseball grounds.
They Were All Sober—Government In
spectors Investigating.
Sr. Paul, July 17.—Captain Wetheren
and six of the crew of the steamer Sea
Wing have arrived here. Government
inspectors are conducting an investiga
tion behind closed doors. Captain
Wetheren and Clerk Niles, in statements
concerning the disaster, say : When the
storm arose the steamer was completely
and instantly overturned. The captain
was at the wheel, and did everything in
his power to keep the boat headed into
the wind, and remained in the pilot
house until it was completely submerged.
The engineer was at his post until the
water filled the engine room. No liquor
was on board, and none of tho crew
drank a drop that day. When the boat
left Lake City the storm seemed to have
The 101 st Victim.
Lake City, July 17. —One body was
found this morning, that of a little girl
named Rosie Randot. This* makes the
101 st body recovered, and it is believed
all are out of the water.
Arrested for Arson.
QUEBEC. July 17.—Delmar, one of the
owners of the saloon, the burning of
which this morning resulted in the loss
of seven lives, has been arrested, along
with his wife as an accessory, for the
perpetration of the awful affair.
Strike Notes.
Trenton, N. J., July 17. —Eight hun
dred puddlers, roughers and heaters em
ployed by Cooper & Hewitt struck to
night, because of their refusal to advance
wages. The mill, employing 2,000
hands, will shut down Saturday.
New York, July 17.—A mass meeting
of striking cloak operators tonight re
solved to repudiate the agreement made
by their committee with the manufac
turers, and will continue the strike.
Instructors of the Blind.
Jacksonville, 111., July 17.—The Na
tional Association of Education of tlie
Blind today elected officers as follows :
President, J. H. Dye, Kansas; secretary,
B. H. Hunteen, I .ouisville, Kv.; execu
tive committee, A. G. Clement, New
York; F. D. Morrison, Maryland; A. H.
Dymond, Ontario; Win. B. Waite, New-
York ; T. B. McCrune, lowa.
nought From Blame.
Glasgow, Va., July 17.—The Natural
bridge property has been sold to a Mas
sachusetts and Virginia syndicate, for
$200,000. It was purchased from Colonel
H. C. Paisons and Hon. James G.
Killed Ovor Cards.
Astoria, Ore., July 17.—George Wade,
a 'longshoreman,was shot and killed to
night by Oscar Delgarde in a quarrel
over cards.
Tho Fastest Mile and a Quarter Ever
Made on the American Turf—Bal
gowan Wins the Hyde Park Stakes.
Monmouth Park, July 17.—According
to gentlemen who held watches on the
Monmouth-park race track, the record
of 2:05 made by Salvator for a mile and
a quarter, was broken by a second and
a quarter by Banquet, the winner of the
Stockton stakes today. Some doubt
as to the correctness of this
time is expressed by many of
the witnesses of the race, it being argued
that the timers did not catch the start
before the horses had run a sixteenth.
The race was on a straight course and
the horses, when they stood at the post,
could not have been seen with the naked
eye, but with the aid of a glass they
could just be distinguished, but the
track was dusty, which interrupted
even a view with glasses. The official
time was not taken.
Three-fourths mile—Meridan won,
Lady Keel second, Blue Rock third;
time, 1:11)6.
Lassie stakes, two-year-old fillies,
th ree-fourths mile—Ambulance won
Fairy second, Sallie McClelland third;
time, 1.11.
Stockton stakes, mile and fourth—
Banquet won, Tournament second, Sir
John third; time, 2:Q0%.
[This is the fastest time ever made in
this country for a mile and a fourth, the
best previous time being Salvator's 2:05,
made at Sheepshead bay in the match
with Tenny. Banquet is a bay gelding,
three years old, by Ray dOr, dam Ella
T., and he is owned by Congressman W.
L. Scott.]
Mile—Kenwood won, Taviston second,
Belinda third ; time, 1:41!^.
Mile and one-eighth—Sam Wood won,
Penzance second, Brussels third; time,
Th ree-fourths of a mile—Beautp won,
Foxford second, Boughrum third; time,
At Washington Park.
Washington Park, July 17.—The
feature of the day was the Hyde Park
stakes, worth about $11,000, the richest
event of the west, outside of the Ameri
can derby. Track fast.
All ages, mile and one-sixteenth—
Arundel won, Lizzie D second, Meckie
H. third; time, 1:50.
All ages, mile—Anne Elizabeth won.
Wary second, Prophecy third; time,
Hyde Park stakes, 2-year-olds, three
fourths of a mile—Balgowan won, King
man second, Roy Del Rey third; time,
1 :16.
Mile and seventy yards—Heron won,
Woodcraft second, Prince Fortunatus,
third; time, 2:10.
All ages, mile and a furlong—Barney
won, Ballyhoo second ; time, 2:30.
Dissatisfied Horsemen.
Chicago, July 17. —Much dissatisfac
tion has been expressed by horsemen
from the south and elsewhere with the
way in which things have been going at
Washington park during the present
meeting. This dissatisfaction is chiefly
directed toward the running of the Chi
cago stable, owned by George Hankins,
a well-known gambfing-house keeper.
His horses have been "running in and
out" in a remarkable manner, and the
papers of the city, which began to make
expressions of mild astonishment, have
come to outright denunciation. There
are threats made that unlets Hankins is
expelled none of the southern stables
will be represented here next season.
Great Itace Arranged For.
New York,, July 17.—The prelimi
naries of a great sweepstake race to take
place at Monmouth park were arranged
tonight, and the public may count on
soon seeing Salvator, Tenny and King
ston race to decide the title of king
of the turf. The matter of distance has
not, yet been settled. It is believed each
owner will stake $5,000 and the asso
ciation add $15,000.
A Trotting Mare Crippled.
Decatur, 111., July 17.—8y the colli
sion of two freight trains on the Indian
apolis, Decatur and Western road today
James Hines and an unknown man were
killed, -and Robert Williams (colored)
seriously injured. They were in charge
of the trotting horses Reality and Tiro,
owned by L. D. Larabie, of Deer Lodge
mountain, and were on their way to
Greensburg, Ind. Reality, a 2:2:54
mare, will never trot again. Tiro was
Retiring From the Turf.
New York, July 17. —John H. Shultz,
the millionaire banker and horse-owner,
who owns the Parkville farm on Coney
Island boulevard, has announced that he
will shortly sell all his trotting horses
and have his extensive farm and trotting
track cut up into building lots.
A Thousand Chinese Labor
el's Contracted For.
The Coolies to be Put to Work
at Mojave.
The Admiral of the British Fleet
Arrives at Victoria.
He Ventilates His Views on tho Bering
Sea Matter—Diplomacy Must Settle
the Question.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
S.\n Francisco, July 17.—A railroad
agent made the statement today that a
Chinese contractor and furnisher of
labor had called at his office and during
the course of the conversation said that
he was under contract to furnish 1,000
Chinese laborers to the Santa Fe in one
month's time, at or near Mojave. The
Chinaman in question is a regular con
tractor for this sort of work, and has on
previous occasions furnished men to
both the Southern Pacific and Atlantic
and Pacific lines. At the Santa Fe
offices in thiscitynothingcan be learned
regarding the proposed movement. W.
A. Bissell, general manager, when last
heard from, was still at Albuquerque,
N. M.
The British Admiral Says No War Ships
Will Go to Bering Sea.
Victoria, B. C, July 17.—Her maj
esty's ship AVarsprite, the flagship of
the North Pacific squadron, with Rear-
Admiral Hatham aboard, arrived here
this afternoon. The admiral was re
ceived with a salute fired by her
majesty's ship Champion. He was seen
on board the flagship by a correspon
dent, who. interviewed him chiefly in
regard to the suggested movement of
warships to protect Canadian vessels in
the Bering sea. The admiral said he
had not yet had an opportunity to com
plete the perusal of the mass of corre
spondence that awaited him here,butshe
stated emphatically that he had as yet
received no instructions to send any of
the fleet to the north to protect British
vessels from seizure by American cutters
or to re-take any that might be seized in
Bering sea. He considered the matter,
principally from what he had read of it
in the press, as purely one for diplo
matic negotiation, and" he had yet to
learn what new phase had presented
itself that would suggest the possibility
of war ships being called to take a
hand in the adjustment of the difficulty.
He could hardly see how the United
States could establish a tenable claim to
close the Bering sea, and thought that
the Canadian interests must win in the
diplomatic fight now progress
ing. While his information on
the subject and on points of in
ternational law would not justify an
opinion, he thoughtit somewhat strange
that the sealers that had been seized
had been stripped of their contents, the
sealskins removed to cutters and then
apparently allowed to escape. When a
prize crew was put on board of a sealer
seized in a similar fashion, the
skins were not taken off, but
went with the seized boat
to the nearest prize port, there to have
their case adjudicated. It certainly
looked like a strange proceeding to re
move the salable cargo of the sealers
and then go through the farce of send
ing them to a prize port with a crew of
one in charge.
Experts Finishing Their Job at the San
Francisco Sub-Treasury.
San Francisco, July 17.—A1l the gold
and silver has been counted in the
United States sub-treasury, amounting
to .$00,000,000, and experts are now busy
with the remaining paper money, uncur
rent silver and fractional currency.
There is also between eight and nine
million dollars' worth of coupons from
United States bonds that have been re
deemed. These will also have to be
counted. The experts will finish on
Tuesday, when they will go to Phila
delphia to make a transfer of the sub
treasury there.
Cruelty at Sea.
Portland, Ore., July 17.—Second
Mate Landron, of the American bark
Tay, was arrested this afternoon by a
deputy United States marshal on a com
plaint sworn to by A. A. Wayle, that at
different times on the voyage from New
York Landron kicked and otherwise
mistreated members of the crew, and
that on March 4th last he compelled
John Marr to go aloft during a gale, and
while in the rigging Marr was swept off
by a sail and fell to the deck, death re
sulting instantly.
Abandoning Fort McDowell.
Phcknix, Ariz., July 17. —The last com
pany of soldiers has left Fort McDowell,
and the ordnance, stores, camp and gar
rison equipage and stores generally are
now being shipped hence to Fort Lowell,
near Tucson. The fort will be fully
abandoned by August 14th, when it wiil
be turned over to the interior depart
ment for an Indian school.
A Change of Venue Demanded.
Astoria, Ore., July 17. —The four men
charged with the murder of Jens F.
Fredrickson and wife, at Bruceport,
Pacific county, Washington, last Febru
ary, were indicted yesterday, and today
counsel for the defense entered a motion
for a change of venue, which was argued
and submitted, the court reserving de
cision until tomorrow.
Dental OHicers.
San Francisco, July 17. —The State
Dental Association tonight elected the
following officers: President, F. W.
Bliss, of Santa Cruz; first vice-presi
dent, H. R. Morton; second vice-presi
dent, \V. Z. King; third vice-president,
T. Morfew ; recording secretary, W, A.
Knovvles; corresponding secretary, L.
Van Orden ; treasurer, J. J. Birce.
Four Men Injured.
Johnstown, Pa., July 17. —By an ex
plosion of gas in a brick street furnace,
in the Cambria iron works, four men
were injured, two fatally.
The Grape-Growers.
San Francisco, July 17.—At a meeting
of the directors of the Grape-Growers'
and Wine-Makers' Association today, L.
B. J. Portal, of San Jose, and George
Husmann. of Nana, were appointed del
egates to the world's fair convention to
be held in this city in September next.
The resignation of George H. Maxwell
secretary was accepted, and C. J.
Wetmore was elected to fill the vacancy.
An Engineer's Blunder.
Lexington, Ky., July 17.—While
James Moran, Conductor G. H. Moke
lan and George Hanson, a brakeman, of
the Cincinnati Southern road, were
under the train repairing a draw-bar, at
Sadieville, today, Engineer Smith
backed his engine, striking the car and
fatally injuring the three men.
A Belief Corps Home.
Cleveland, 0., July I(s.—The National
Woman's Relief Corps home for soldiers'
mothers, wives and army nurses, of
Madison, Lake county, Ohio, was dedi
cated today under tlie auspices of the
Woman's Relief Corps.
Tennessee Democrats.
Nashville, Term.. July 17.—1n the
Democratic convention this morning
live ballots for governor were taken.with
no material change. Patterson gained
slightly, at the expense of Baxter and
Tho New York and Cleveland Leaguers
Play a Buffalo "Brothers"
Make the Phillies Hustle.
Philadelphia, July 17.—The Phila
delphia-Chicago game this afternoon
was by long odds the most exciting
league contest seen here this season.
Attendance, 3,100.
Philadelphia 10000200 4—7
Chicago 0 O 2 0 0 1 0 2 o—s
Hits—Philadelphia, 18i Chicago, 14. Errors—
Philadelphia, 2; Chicago, 2. Batteries—Glea
son, Clements; Lubv, Kittredge. Umpire—Me-
New Yobk, July 17. —The New York
and Cleveland league teams had a lively
game today, which resulted in a draw.
Just as the ninth innings was finished
rain prevented further play. Attend
ance, 800.
New York 0 O 0 2 O 0 1 1 o—4
Cleveland 0 O 0 1 0 0 0 O a— 4
Hits—New York, 11; Cleveland, 3. Errors-
New York, 4; Cleveland, 3. Batteries—Welch
and Murphy; Wadsworth and Zimmer. Um
Boston, July 17.—1n the league game
today Rhines was hit hard in only one
innings, but in that the game w r as * lost.
Attendance, 2,300.
Boston 1 4 1 O O 0 O 0 o—o
Cincinnati 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 o—3
Hits—Boston, 6; Cincinnati, 8. Errors—Bos
ton, 2; Cincinnati, 7. Batteries—Oetzein and
Bennett; Khines and Harrington. Umpire—
BnooKi,vN,Juiy 17. —Pittsburg (league)
won a close and exciting contest from
Brooklyn this afternoon. Attendance,
Pittsburg 0 1 0 1 O 2 1 1 o—6
Brooklyn 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 o—s
Hits—Pittsburg, 14; Brooklyn, 0. Errors—
Pittsburg, 7; Brooklyn, 3. Batteries—Heeke
and Decker; Terry and Daly, Umpire—Lynch.
Brotherhood Games.
Philadelphia, July 17.—The Buffalo
"brothers" made the Phillies hustle for
their victory this afternoon. Attend
ance, 700.
Philadelphia 2 0000002 I—s
Buffalo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I—2
Hits—Philadelphia, 10; Buffalo, 8. Errors-
Philadelphia, 3; Buffalo. 1. Batteries—Knell
and Halhnan; Haddock and Mack. Umpires—
Gafmey and Sheridan.
New York, July 17. —New York
(brotherhood) defeated Pittsburg
through superior all-round work. At
tendance, 000.
New York 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 o—B
Pittsburg 0 00100010—2.
Hits—New York, 12; Pittsburg, 4. Errors-
New Yonr. 3; I'ittshurg, 4. Batteries—Keefe,
Waughn; Calvin, Carroll. Umpires—Ferguson,
Boston, July 17.—The Chicago
brotherhood sluggers were easily beaten
by "Rad's" strategy today. Attend
ance, 4,1)00.
Boston 5 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 I—l 2
Chicago 0000 2 0000—2
Hits—Boston, 15; Chicago, 7. Errors-
Boston, 4; Chicago, 4. Batteries—lladbourne,
Murphy; Baldwin, Darling and Farrell. Um
pires—Knight, Jones.
Brooklyn, July 17.—The brotherhood
game this afternoon was an unusually
exciting match, and was wan by
Brooklyn in tlie tenth innings. Atten
dance, 500.
Brooklyn 0 21020003 I—9
Cleveland 0 000202 1 0 3—B
Hits—Brooklyn, 13; Cleveland, 10. Errors-
Brooklyn, <6; Cleveland, 8. Batteries—Sowders,
Van Haltren and Daly; Blakely and Brennan,
Umpires—Leach, Matthews.
American Association.
Columbus, July 17.—Columbus, 5;
Brooklyn, 6.
Louisville, July 17.—Louisville, 6;
Syracuse, 4.
Toledo, July 17. —Toledo, 5; Roches
ter, 2.
St. Louis, July 17. —St. Louis, 3;
Athletics, 4.
California League.
San Francisco, July 17. —Stockton
won easily today. Score —Stockton, 7;
San Francisco, 2. Batteries: Stockton
—Perrott and Duane; San Francisco—
Chase and Spears.
The Ounce of Prevention.
The New York institution for the
treatment of hydrophobia in human be
ings is well enough ; but would it not be
better to send Fido himself there the
moment he appears slightly unwell?
Should anything be left in the federal
treasury when the Republicans are done
with it, let it be devoted to sending our
faithful and sagacious dogs to be scien
tifically treated. —[Louisville Courier-
One Ahead.
''Idaho is the youngest state in the
union," says an exchange, "but it pro
duces as much silver and just as many
United States senators as one of the
oldest." How about New York, which
has Evarte and Hiscock and Brice ?—
[Kansas City Journal.
An Exciting Convention at
St. Paul.
Editor Owens Nominated for
The Kansas Corn Crop Blasted by
Hot Winds.
Steamboat Collisions at Detroit and on the
River St. Lawrence—General
News Gleanings.
Associated Press Dispatches I
St. Paul, July 17.—At the Farmers'
Alliance and United Labor convention
this morning, the first business was the
report of the committee on resolutions,
which was adopted. It demands that
the "war tariff" be radically re
vised, especially denouncing the McKin
ley bill as the "crowning infamy of pro
tection;" demands government control
of railroads; favors an increase in the
volume of money, and demands the free
coinage of silver.
The first ballot for a candidate for gov
ernor resulted: Ignatius Donnellv, 172;
R. J. Hall, 170; Knute Nelson, 56*; Dan
iel Buck, 19; General J. H. Baker, 5;
Pinkham and Gamble, 3 each; Owen,
Rahilly, Herrig and Armstrong, 1 each.
The afternoon session was exciting.
There was an expression of bitterness
on the part of one section of tlie alliance
against the leaders of another, but the
ticket finally nominated was supposed
to be fully acceptable to all, although
there are those who doubt this. The
first ballot of the afternoon resulted:
Hall, 232; Donnelly, 220; Buck, (i;
Owen, 10; Baker, 5; Dalrymple, 3.
Upon the announcement of the vote,
Donnelly took the floor in the interest of
harmony. He believed the nomination
of Hall would be inadvisable, and would
result injuriously to the alliance. Hall
had publicly insulted him by ordering
him to keep away from the district
convention, and his (Donnelly's) friends
would not forget it. He considered a
compromise advisable, and proposed as
a compromise candidate P. H. Rahilly.
Hall released his friends from support
ing him, and favored a compromise can
didate. He said any result would be
wholly satisfactory to him.
Finally, afteT - much confusion, the
roll call was resumed. Few votes were
cast for either Hall or Donnelly, and the
current was all in the direction of S. M.
Owens, editor of the Farm, Slock and
Home, published in Minneapolis. When
it was apparent that a majority was cast
for him, General Baker moved that the
nomination be made unanimous, and
the convention so ordered.
Donnelly made a speech warmly com
mending the character and standing of
the new candidate. Without further
trouble the ticket was completed as fol
lows : Lieutenant-governor, J. O. Barrett,
Brown's Valley; secretary of state, M.
Wesenberg, of Duluth, a Scandinavian;
state auditor, P. H. Rahilly, Wabash
county ; state treasurer, Eric" Matteson,
La Quiparle; attorney-general, J. M.
Burlingame, Owattona.
After providing for the selection of an
executive committee, the first political
convention of the Farmers' Alliance and
labor organizations of Minnesota then
adjourned give die.
A Valuable Steamboat Bisected by a
Passenger Steamer.
Detroit, Mich., July 17.—This even
ing, at 0:30, as the steamer City of De
troit, with excursion passengers, was
nearing the city, her steering apparatus
gave out in some unaccountable man
ner, and she sheered about and ran into
the steamboat Keesota, cutting her com
pletely in two amidships. Captain Fick
and crew of seventeen were rescued by
row boats that were in the vicinity at
the time. The steward was drowned.
Judge Nichols, of Batavia, Ohio, an ex
cursionist on the City of Detroit, was
severely injured by the breaking of
some shrouds, and three or four other
passengers were slightly hurt. The City
of Detroit was damaged to the extent of
$2,000. The Keesota, valued at $120,000,
is a total loss.
Five Persons Belonging to a Pleasure
Party Drowned.
Utica, N. V., July 17.—The steamer
St. Lawrence collided with the pleasure
yacht Catherine on the St. Lawrence
river near Alexandria bay tonight. Of
a party of twelve on the yacht live were
drowned. They were Edward Pember
ton, Mrs. Edward Pemberton, Mrs. W.
I). Hart. Mrs. Margaret Henry and En
gineer John Senescall, all from Brad
ford, Pa.
Captain Estes, of the St. Lawrence,
says lie signaled the Catherine and the
latter answered, but instead of trying to
keep the steamboat's side, immediately
attempted to cross the St. Lawrence's
bow. The engines were reversed, but it
was too late to avoid a collision.
Hot Winds and Lack of Rain Killing the
Corn Crop.
Kansas City, July 17. —A dispatch to
an evening paper from Kansas says:
The condition of corn grows worse day
by day. Hot winds blew yesterday and
taday, causing great damage to those
sections of the state which have had no
rain. In some sections the farmers have
about given up hopes of harvesting any
crops at all. At the best there is no
more than half of the state that is even
fairly well watered. In many sections
the farmers are marketing their hogs,
fearing that they will have no corn to
feed them.
A Truthless Report.
London, July 17. —In the commons
tonight Gourley (Liberal) asked whether
there was any truth in the cable dis
patch stating that President Harrison,
replying to Lord Salisbury, declared the
intention of the United States govern
ment to deal summarily with British
sealers in Bering sea. Sir John Gorst
replied that the government had not re
ceived any Buch statement.
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It Must be Taught in the Schools of
Indianapolis, July 17. —What is popu
larly known as the German question
was decided by. Judge Howland today in
the suit of Theodore Sander against the
board of school directors of Indianapolis,
in which the court was asked to issue a
mandate requiring the board to have
German put in the lower grades of the
public schools. Judge Howland holds
that German must be taught; that the
school commissioners have no dis
cretionary power in the premises, and
cannot abolish the teaching of languages
in any of the lower grades of the public
Quay's Only Way Out.
The New York World well says that
"Quay cannot get a vindication by pop
ular vote, because such a vote will only
smirch those who cast it." The only
place where Matthew could hope for vin
dication would be in a court of justice—
the one place of all others where his
hopes would be doomed to the bitterest
disappointment.—[Pittsburg Post.
No Joy in the Cottage.
With Mr. Blame opposing the Mc-
Kinley tariff bill, and with the New
York Tribune attacking the pension ap
propriations, the administration finds it
necessary to come home from its cottage
by the sea.—[Cincinnati Inquirer.
Six Hundred Women Raise a Row at a
Free Show—They Rout the Polioe and
Trample Each Other to Death.
Buda-Pesth, July 17. —Though it con
tained tragic elements, the town is
laughing today at a singular riot yester
day, the result of the free exhibition of
the trousseau of Princess Thun Tapis.
Six hundred women demanded admit
tance in a body, and when the officers
declined the entire force attacked the
police and usher, routing the force.
The mounted police were called, and
their clamoring down the street struck
terror to the women, who made another
rush for the doors, trampling to death
in their haste and fright two women
and seven children.
Cable Flashes.
St. Petersburg, July 17.—Cholera is
prevailing in Kowho and Vilha, and
spreading. Many fatal cases are re
London. July 17.—Mr. Wilson (Lib
eral) has been returned to parliament
. for Mid-Durham by a majority of 2,000.
Paris, July 17.—A whole family, con
sisting of father, mother and six child
ren, were suffocated by charcoal fumes
in a room on the Rue Avon today.
Buda Pesth, July 17.—At Roschau,
Hungary, today, a parish church, syna
gogue and seventy houses were burned.
Several firemen were injured.
Buenos Ayres, July 17.—The presi
dent has sent a message to the house of
deputies asking it to authorize the issue
of $0,000,000 in small paper currency.
This move has alarmed the money mar
ket. Gold is at 201 premium.
Halifax, July 17. —A dispatch from
St. Pierre, Miquelon, says: The New
foundland schooner Mary was seized by
the French yesterday for selling cod
The Action of the Human Body Out
strips Everything.
"As quick as lightning" is a phrase
colloquially used, to express the maxi
mum of rapidity. But, according to a
contemporary, electricity itself is
outstripped by ' that old-fashioned
machine, the human body, by which it
appears power can, so to speak, be gen
erated in the brain, transmitted through
the nerves and developed in the muscles
in an infinitesimal fraction of a second.
It is stated that a pianist, in playing a
presto of Mendelssohn, played 5,595
notes in four minutes and three seconds.
The striking of each of these, it has
been estimated, involved two move
ments of the finger and possibly more.
Again, the movement of the wrists,
elbows and arms can scarcely be less
than one movement for each note. As
twenty-f&ur notes were played each
second, and each involves three move
ments, we would have seventy-two vol
untary movements per second. Again,
the place, the force, the time and the
duration of each of these movements
was controlled. All these motor reac
tions were conditioned upon a knowl
edge of the position of each finger of
each hand before it was moved, while
moving it, as well as of the auditory
effect to force and pitch, all of
which involves at least equally rapid
sensory transmissions. If we add to this
the work of the memory in placing the
notes in their proper position, as well as
the fact that the performer at the same
time participates in the emotions the
selection describes, and feels the strength
and weaknesses of the perform
ance, we arrive at a truly bewilder
ing network of impulses, coursing along
at inconceivably rapid rates. Such esti
mates show, too, that we are capable of
doing many things at once. The mind
is not a unit, but is composed of higher
and lower centers, the available fund of
attention being distributed among them.
—[Electrical Review.
The Two Pivots.
Governor David Bennet Hill is as saga
cious a politician as the late Samuel J.
Tilden, and that is saving a great deal
for his political acumen. The politicians
are looking to New York and Indiana in
1802. Hill and Gray would make a win
ning ticket for the Democracy. Keep
your eyes on Hill and Gray for 1892!—
lAugusta, Ga., Chronicle.
A Wild Western Invocation.
According to a concensus of press
opinion, Mr. Henry Wattersoii is mak
ing a chump of himself with his draffle
sadced ululatious from the mountain
tops of Tennessee. Drop your raw meat,
you catamount, and come down and
snuff mint.—[Cincinnati Commercial.
The man who lies swinging in a ham
mock all day can generally think up lota
of schemes to keep other people busy.—
[Somerville Journal.

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