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NOW SUFFER WHILE CORN BELT EXPER IENCED LITTLE RELIEF. FORECASTS LOOK DRY Tobacco and Sugar Cane Damaged in Many of the Southern States. Chicago, July 16-Reports to the Chicago weather bureau tonight from government stations over the west indicate no decisive changes. Kan sas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and the Dakotas report no rains of suifficient volume to affect crops. Nor did of ficial forcasters discover any indica tions to warrant belief that general drougth would soon be broken. Un less rain comes within a few days, the cotton crop of western Tennessee and Mississippi will be greatly dam aged. Illinois Central reports show great damage to cotton, tobacco, corn and sugar cane, in many southern states. SMALL LOCAL AFFAIRS. Rains Prove of Little Benefit to Suf fering Vegetation. Topeka, July 16-While rain has falen during part of 24 hours in var ious parts of Kansas the drouth is not broken yet and little benefit has been experienced by crops. The rains have been small local affairs and the only effect has been to cool the atmosphere and freshen vegeta tion to a certain extent. This has been a moderately cool day. A re freshing breeze from the south made the weather more bearable than any during the month. Two places in the state report a temperature of 107, but the average has been about 96. Re ports of blighted crops continued to come, a hopeful tone prevades most of the reports, however, and a determ ination is generally expressed to make the best of the situation. In the eastern section of the state crops are suffering more than in any other. The damage done in the cen tral part is less severe, while in the western part conditions are most fa vorable. The corn crop is not the only thing at stake. To obtain water for stock and for fire protection is a much studied problem and one that will not be solved until the coming of rain. Previous estimates of half a crop of corn this year will still hold good in case more rain comes within the present week. Late apples have been hurt but little, while peaches are damaged more and small fruits failed almost entirely. Apples and peaches are falling from trees on account of lack of moisture. HALF CROP ASSURED Kansas City, July 17-Generous rains fell this afternoon over the corn belt of the southwest. The good that will result to late corn and to pastures undoubtedly will be im mense. Scattering showers fell over the southwest last night and this morning, but in most places contin ued accounts of intense heat were re ported. Reports from many counties assert that today's rain fall following what has fallen within the past 48 hours will insure at least half a crop of corn and make pasturage sure. WEATHER STATEMENT Washington, July 17-At the re quest of the Associated Press, Profes sor Willis Moore, chief of the weath er bureau, today prepared a statement of the rainfall throughout the drouth stricken region covering the time since data were. collected for the ,weekly report promulgated yesterday by the bureau. That report closed at 8 o'clock Monday morning, his state eient now made covers 48 hours from 8 o'clock Monday morning to 8 o'clock 'ttis morning. The statement is as ollws: -:uring the 48 hours ending 8 a. Sfl this mornin'g, July 17, scattering .i.ashoiwers, mostly very light in areas, have fallen in south terO Texas, western Arkansas, thetern Kansas, southeast Ne over the greater part of the and Minnesota, in northwest Iowa, central 'ad northeastern central a. d southern Illi : id.l.a southern Michi -;: septral sad southeastern ý:ý - -yam:~r~a i~t·~· high over lower Missouri, Mississippi and lower Ohio valleys and from cen tral Texas northward over Oklahoma, Kansas, southern Nebraska and cen. tral Missouri, while they were higher in central Mississippi and the Ohio valeys. "The most extended area of rain. fall was in Kansas, extending south westward from Topeka to Wichita." TWO ARE DEAD. Engineer and Express Messenger Killed in Collision. Kansas City, July 17-A head end colision between a northbound St. Joe & Grand Island passenger train, which left here at 2:30 p. m., and a Santa Fe local freight; two miles west of Grower, Mo., at 4 p. m., today, killed two persons, injured 14 others and demolished the Santa Fe engine and several freight cars. The dead are: ENGINEER BAKER of the Santa Fe. EXPRES MESSENGER FLOYD of the St. Joe & Grand Island. DISORDER IN PEKIN. Chinese Authorities Unable to Afford Proper Protection. Pekin, July 17--Disorder and law lessness have greatly increased in Pekin since the policing of the city was restored to the Chinese author ities. There are nightly burglaries by large bands of depredators, while Chinese in the employ of Europeans are frequently beaten and robbed. The German military authorities have arranged for the withdrawal of all German troops in Pekin, except the permanent establisment, early in August. WITHOUT KNOWN REASON. Horrible Double Murder and Suicide in Iowa. Glenwood, Ia., July 17-In the em bers of a smouldering farm house, 12 miles south of Glenwood today, the bodies of Frederick Fourhelm, his wife and their 6-year-old child wee found. The woman and child had been killed with a razor, their throats hav ing been cut from ear to ear. A shot gun and a razor lay beside the bodies of Fourhelm. A ragged hole in the man's head showed that he had un doubtedly killed his wife and the child, set fire to the house and then committed suicide. No reason is known for the tragedy. LEFT NO TRACE Explosion of a Boat Load of Nitr. Glycerine Annihilates Craft and Owner. Toronto, O., July 17-A terrible ex plosion shook this place tonight. It proved to be a boat load of nitro gly cerine that exploded in mid river about a mile below this place. The owner of the boat had just returned to it after a visit to the fishing camp on Brown's island, when the explo. sion occurred, leaving no trace of boat or man. A number of men in the fishing camp were badly stunned. The cargo, 240 quarts .of nitro gly cerine, was en route from some uIp river lpoint to the oil fields below. the report was plainly heard 10 or 12 miles distant. It is thought the boat struck a rock. NOT HELD PRISONER. Olive Schreiner $esiding at Hanover in South Africa. London, July 17-Theodolphius Schreiner, brother of Olive Schreiner, has sent a letter to the South African association contradicting the state ments made by "Ouida" (Mlle. Louise de Laramee) to the effect that Olive Schreiner was held a prisoner by the British in southern Africa and pub lished in the London Daily News July 16. Theodolphuis Schreiner says that his sister, Olive Schreiner, is living in Hanover, Cape Colony, for the sake of her health, and that her hus band, Mr. Cronwright, is with her. The town of Hanover is under mar tial law, says Theodolphius Schreiner, but Olive Schreiner is alowed the freedom of the military cordon. Invests in Russian Mines. St. Petersburg, July 17-It is ru mored in Moscow that W. A. Clark of Montana, during his recent trip to Europe, came 'to St. Petersburg and Moscow incognito and with a certain unnamed count and invested ten mil lion roubles in Ural copper mines. Sick Headache Absolutely and permanently cured by using Moki Tea. A pleasant herb drink. Cures constipation and indi gestion, makes you eat, sleep, work and happy. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 25 eta. and 50 eta. Fbr Ale by Chapple Drug Co. PREPARE FOR LON SIEGCE STRIKERS LEAVE CITY TO CAMP OUT. OTHER SIDE NOT PASSIVE Manufacturers Say One Mill Will Start Today with Non Union Crew. Pittsburg, July 16-The secon0 strike day closes with the Amalga mated association in a satisfied moor and claiming to have made gooc every promise as to results. On the other hand, the manufacturers wil not say a word concerning the strike and refuse to be quoted in any way Repeated efforts to secure statement: from President Corry of the Ameri can Sheet Steel company and Genera Manager Jenks of the Hoop company have met with the response that there was no" change and nothing to be given out. The Amalgamated people say thai nothing has been said to them of an3 plan for mediation or arbitration anm they will continue to carry out theii programme as originally announced The closing down of the Clark mil and Messen Sheet mill are looker upon as telling victories and almost complete the tie up of the three com panies in the district. But one tin mill, that at Monessen and one sheet mill at Duncanville, re main at work. The fact that the Na tional Tube men, non-union, receiv ed a substantial advance in wages yesterday has caused disconteni among the union men employed b3 the National Tube company at theli Second*avenue plant, and the Repub lic mill on the south side. The mer here think they are entitled to E similar increase. To consider the matter, meetings were held tonighi on the south side and it is said a de mand will be made tomorrow. The following telegram was receiv ed tonight: "Wellsville: The Wells ville rolling mill will be run and ii will be run non--union. It will star tomorrow." "If the mill could not be- run non union, it would never be run at all.' This statement was made today b3 P. F. Smith of Pittsburg, district man ager for the American Sheet Stee' company. He was here this morning and made an address to the strikers He told them they had no grievance and had been well cared for in the past and would be in the future. The announcement that the mil will be started tomorrow as non-unior has given rise to no small specula tion and uneasiness among the cit izens. Many of the strikers, expecting pro longed idleness, have left the city foe hunting and fishing camps, where ,they expect to spend the summer No new men have been brought it and how Manager Smith expects tc start tomorrow is a matter of con jecture. Today, as yesterday, only - few laborers were working. The above is the first indication as yet given by the manufacturers that they were other than passive participants in the big strike. Whal the result may be of the attempt tc operate the Wellsville plant none of the local Amalgamated people wil: predict. All they will say is: "I1 cannot be accomplished." Wellsville is looked upon by boti sides as an important point and de velopments are anxiously awaited b) all. The position of the Tin Workers Protective association in the strike was settled today by the following telegram to the leader: "Elwood Ind., July 16-Our association is bound by an agreement with the company to work, providing they live up to their agreeinent. If the company introduce black plate worked by non union men our men will be called out The Amalgamated people will have our full support, if necessary."' WELLSVILLE MILL IS IDLE Pittsburg, July 17-"We have not heard from the other side at any time, in any way or on any suject since we parted at the Lincoln hotel, last Sat urday." This positive statement, made by President Shaffer of the Amalgamat ed association this' afternoon, dis poses of the rumor from New York to day that the strike has been settled. Shaffer stated further that no actual negotiations were on between Presi dent Bishop of the Ohio state arbitra tion board and himself leading toward arbitration. The. letter received by Shauter troip ,.Bisop Sku l it, h womo gSe6snt 1 0,o@o 3 Ut t conference has not been answered as yet. The principal events in the day's strike history was the failure of the sheet steel people to re-open the Wellsville plant with non-union men; the offer of financial assistance made the Amalgamated association by 2, 000,000 members of the American Federation of Labor and by the A'mer can Window Glass Workers' associa tion; concerted action of the associa tion to organize immediately a sheet steel plant at Vandergrift, and the fact that several of the closed plants are being patroller by armed watch men and guards. The Amalgamated officials tonight profess great satisfaction over the re sults accomplished since the strike began, but the officials of the com panies will say nothing. The only man on the companies' side who has said anything up to date is P: F. Smith, district manager of the Sheet Steel company. The fight he has on at Wellsville is being followed close ly by the workmen and tomorrow an open public meeting will be held at W'Jellsville, when President Shaffer in person will present the strikers' side of the case an dattempt to overcome alleged mis-statements concerning the late conference. Manager P. F. Smith has been in vited to attend the meeting and make a statement for the sheet company. The entire community of Wellsville is worked up over the strike situa tion and friends and enemies alike expect to be present at the meeting. While Wellsville is the strike center now, the battle ground will be shifted to McKeesport next week, if the re port be true that the W. Dewees Wood plant of the American Sheet Steel company will resume operations. This would afford one of the most trying situations of the strike. It would ne cessitate the importation of non-union men from other places and the bitter feeling engendered by. the strikers would be hard to control. The platform of Enterprise lodge of the Amalgamated association, which includes most of the employes of the Wellsville mill, is opposed to all violence. During the strike last year no ef fort was made to hinder men from going to work. The same policy, it is stated, will be followed in the pres ent struggle and every suggestion of violence will be frowned upon. NOTHING TO SAY. Officials of Steel Trust Declare Situ ation is Unchanged. New York, July 17-The highest officials of the United States Steel corporation were unanimous today in saying that there were no new devel opments in the steel strike situation. "No change; there is nothing to say," was the answer which was in variably received by a correspondent asking for news. Charles M. Schwab, president of the United States Steel corporation, call ed at the office of J. P. Morgan short ly before 11:30 o'clock. Fifteen min utes later Morgan joined him. Schwab was accompanied by a stranger, whom several persons believed to be John Jarrett, secretary of the Amer can Sheet Steel company, but at the office of the latter company it was said that Jarrett had not yet arrived from Cambridge Springs, Pa. A report was quickly circulated in the street that a secret conference was under way at Morgan's office, but this rumor could not be confirm ed. When the announcement was made of the settlement of the North= ern Pacific fight by Morgan's letter to his associates, the rumor concern ing a conference was generally dis counted.. PICKETING STOPPED. Chicago Strikers Not Allowed to Con gregate About Works. Chicago, July 17-The striking em ployes of the United States Steel cor poration have been made to feel the full force of the recent decision of the courts in regard to picketing. Acting under the power given them by the recent decisions, south Chicago po lice are now prohibiting the congre gation of striking moulders near the gates of the Illinois Steel company, one of the concerns comprised in the big corporation. In compliance with a request made for police protection by General Su perintendent McCulough of the Illi nois Steel company seven patrolmen are now stationed at the gates of the company's works. These policemen, acting in accordance with instructions have forbidden pickets from assem bling in the vicinity of the entrances to the works. Pickets are also pre vented from accosting men who are going to or leaving work. Quick Relief ror Asthma. Miss Maude Dickens, Parsois, Kan sas, writes: "I suffered eight years with asthma in its worst form. I had several attacks dufing the last year and -was not expected to live thrqngh them I began using Foley's aoney and Tar and it has never tai =. to • mtPal~ininaomli~i11L MERE MATTER OF OPINION PROF. TRIGGS EXPRESSES HIS LITERARY VIEWS. 'CHURCH HYMNS DOGGEREL' Sunday School Books Can Never Hope to Rank as Lit erature. Chicago, July 17-Professor Oscar L. Triggs of Chicago University, who some time ago compared John D. Rockefeller to Wm. Shakespeare to day informed the class in English lit erature at the University, that the hymns of prostestant churches are doggerel and that dime novels are literature when compary to Sunday school books. Professor Triggs had been asked by a member of the class whether orthodox people could read Walt Whitman. "I take it for grant ed,' replied the professor, "that there is not a member of this class who does not hold heterdox views. If you did not you would not be here, since the study of literature has no place in the education of othordox persons." "You can find little poetry that is unorthodox. Of course there is a vast deal of songs and hymns, but no poetry. The great bulK of church hymns is mere doggerel, pure and simple. Take Watts for example. "In the same connection can be named Sunday school books. A dime novel is preferable to the average Sunday school story, because a dime novel may become literature while a Sunday school book never can hope to be." Professor Triggs later said that col lege professors and students could enjoy poetry and fiction because they were half pagan. "Our whole modern civilization is a mixture of Christianity and pagan ism," he said, "and the Christian spirit by, no means dominates. This fact was recently shown by the con duct of so-called Christian nations in China. "It is well for our civilization that it is thus blended of pagan and Chris tian ideas. It makes Better and strong er civilization. It would not be well if all men were Christians." DROUTH IN ENGLAND Much Loss and 8~uffering Caused By Hot Weather. London, July 17-Although Scot land and England have recently en joyed local thunder storms, there is no prospect for rain in the middle and, southern parts of England and a steady increase of heat for several days to come is predicted. There is general complaint from the country thgt the sun is burning up the crops. The sunshine is everywhere greatly in excess of the average; the tem perature above the mean and the rain fall is far short of the average. London is a great sufferer from the heat, as the city has not been rain washed in weeks. Sunstrokes, apo plexy and heat prostrations are fre quent and the hospitals are busy. The live stock market is unusually crowd ed, owing to the failure .of pastures, farmers being compelled to sell their cattle. BACH, BECKER & CO., Chicago, consignmeut. Established outlets. Direct representation in Eastern Markets. Sacks furnished. Correspondonoe licit Reference: First National Bank. .),icago. First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. 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