WHILE CORN BELT EXPER
IENCED LITTLE RELIEF.
FORECASTS LOOK DRY
Tobacco and Sugar Cane Damaged
in Many of the Southern
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
SMALL LOCAL AFFAIRS.
Rains Prove of Little Benefit to Suf
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
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
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.
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
-: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
"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
EXPRES MESSENGER FLOYD of
the St. Joe & Grand Island.
DISORDER IN PEKIN.
Chinese Authorities Unable to Afford
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
WITHOUT KNOWN REASON.
Horrible Double Murder and Suicide
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
No reason is known for the tragedy.
LEFT NO TRACE
Explosion of a Boat Load of Nitr.
Glycerine Annihilates Craft
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.
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STRIKERS LEAVE CITY TO
OTHER SIDE NOT PASSIVE
Manufacturers Say One Mill Will
Start Today with Non
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
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
"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
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)
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
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,[email protected] 3 Ut t
conference has not been answered as
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
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
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
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.
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PROF. TRIGGS EXPRESSES HIS
'CHURCH HYMNS DOGGEREL'
Sunday School Books Can Never
Hope to Rank as Lit
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
"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
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
"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
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
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