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GKEAT OIL COMBINE.
Rockefeller, Rothschild and Nobel Interests Unite. The Daily Mail continues: "It was (doubtless this combine which induced the Russian government to issue invi tations to an anti-trust conference. The spokesmen of combines declare it means a fight to the death and that the independent exporters cannot hope to yin." Light 80 Per Cent, of the World. Rockefeller. Nobel and Rothschild con trol the artificial light usedl by SO per cent, of the world's civilized people. Of the pe troleum production of the world John D. Rockefeller controls 73 per cent, of the re fined article. Of the remaining 27 per cent 20 per cent is in the hands of the two Eu ropean oil kings, who are now reported to have combined with him. The total value of the annual production of oil from the wells controlled by Rocke feller. Nobel and Rothschild is estimated at $125,000,000. The total capitalization of the companies in which they are the prin cipal stockholders is about $150,000,000, of which $100,000,000 is the capital ot the Standi ard Oil company. The wells of the Standard company are locatedi in the United States the wells of the Nobels in Russia, and those of the Rothschilds in Russia, China and other parts of Asia. Properties Worth $1,000,000,000. The value of the properties of the three oil kings is estimated at $1,000,000,000. The Standard Oil company controls 95 per cent, of the oil business in all Its branches In the United States, the five per cent, being represented by the Texas, Cali fornia and other fields not altogether In the control of the Standard company. Xobc'1's Control Russia. The Nobel Oil company supplies Russia with practically Its only Uluminant, gas and electricity being the Uluminant of but five per cent, of Its people, and with the Standard Oil and the Rothschild compa nies' controls the oil markets of Europe and Asia. The Nobel oil fields are located near Baku, Russia. They are managed by the son of Ludwig Nobel, who foundled the business In 1S79. He was a brother of Al fred Nobel, the discoverer of dynamite, whose will Instituted a Series of prizes, to be awarded annually to men who make the greatest achievements of the year in science and literature. A CYCLONE SINKS SHIPS. Five Vesscla Are Wrecked by a Ter rific Tornado In the Gulf of California. San Francisco, July 30.—A special from Tucson, Ariz., says that, a cy clone visited the gulf of California on Thursday night, wrecking vessels and damaging many buildings in the coas^ cities. The wires have been down and news of the disaster has just been received. At Guaymas five vessels in the bay were dashed ashore and sunk. Two of them. El Luella and El Gravina, were large steamers engaged in coastwise trade. The public building, containing the offices of the harbor master and col lector of customs, was destroyed by the cyclone. The residence of the English vice consul was unroofed and otherwise wrecked. The new munici pal hall and city prison were dam aged. The streets of Guaymas in many places were strewn with fallen trees and wreckage. At Mazatlan, the Pomery Ruby, a large passenger steamer, was driven ashore and sunk. Five passengers were drowned and the rest reached the shore on wreckage and driftwood Another large vessel in the bay was also damaged by the cyclone. Be tween Guaymas and Mazatlan a great deal of wreckage drifted ashore, and it is supposed that many small ves sels were wrecked and a large num ber of lives lost. LIBERTY FOR SPALDING. Jndge Dunne Issues a Writ In Hehalf of the Chicago Uanker Imprison ed in Juliet Penitentiary. Chicago, July 30.—Judge Dunne, on petition of Attorney W. G. Ander son, representing Former Banker Charles W. Spalding, issued a writ of habeas corpus, returnable Friday, and Jailer Whitman, armed with the writ, left at 11:15 a. m. for Joliet, accompanied by Attorney Anderson, Mrs. Spalding and other friends of the imprisoned banker. Pending final action in the habeas corpus procedings, the ex-banker will be in the custody of the jailer. Mrs. Spalding was in Judge Dunne's court room when the writ was is sued, and showed joyful agitation, but managed to control her emo tions. Judging by previous decisions touching the action of the board of pardons in the matter of paroles, it is not unlikely that the present ac tion in the case of Spalding will re sult in the ex-banker's release from the penitentiary. Whipped by White Caps. Excelsior Springs, Mo., July 30.— ^li -.iit one o'clock Tuesday morning white caps took Riley Thompson and wife and Charley Walker (all colored) from the jail, marched them outside of town a short, distance, tied them to a tree and administered a severe whip ping. The Thompsons were ordered to leave town and did so. lviniV to Visit Uinin'i'or. llume, .Inly 30.—King Victor Em manuel, accompanied by Sij--. l'rinetti, the minister of foreign affairs, will start for Berlin August 22 to visit Emperor William. HIS CAREER ENDED. llgree on rinns to Control the Mar- the University of Wisconsin, passed 'away painlessly Saturday night after Vet* of the World—Properties of the Three Oil KIdks Esti mated "at $1,000,000,000. London, July 30.—In its issue of this morning the Daily Mail declares there is no longer any doubt that the three monster oil interests of Rockefeller, Rothschild and Nobel have entered in to a working agreement. "Tims." says the paper, "without any publicity, the greatest trust the world has ever seen has sprung into bung." Death of Charles K. Adnms, Former ly President of OnlTCrolty of Wisconsin. Redlands, Cal., July 28.—Dr. Charles Kendall Adams, formerly president of a lingering illness. The fatal malady was Bright's disease. During the last week he had endured several relapses, I each one leaving him weaker than be fore, and from the last one he failed to rally. For the greater part of sev eral days past he had been only half conscious. Dr. Adams was 67 years old and was estimated to be worth $75,000. Dr. Adams was born In Derby, Vt., and his early education was gained in the pub 1 lie schools of his birthplace and Derby academy. In 1856 his parents removed to Iowa, and his education was continued there under the tutorship of the Rev. H. K. Edson, of Denmark academy. In the fall of the following year he was admitted to the University of Michigan, andi working his way through, was graduated in 1S61. Four years later, however, he returned to the university to become instructor In Latin and history. In 18® he was promoted to the position of assistant professor, and when, two years afterwards. Prof. White accepted the pres idency of Cornell university. Mr. Adams was appointed his successor In the chair of history. When President White, of Cornell, re tired from office in 1S85 Prof. Adiams was chosen to fill the vacancy, becoming the second president of the school. A period of remarkable growth began with the Adams administration, and his term was marked by a complete reorganization of the depart ments. In 18S5 the university had a staff of 64 Instructors and an attendance of 573 stu dents In 1892, when President Adams re signed the presidency to assume control of the University of Wisconsin, the corps of Instructors numbered 135 and the enroll ment had grown to 1,500. Dr. Adams published a number of works, the most prominent among them being Democracy and Monarchy in France" and Manual of Historical Literature." A TERRIBLE RECORD. Victims of Collisions and Other Rail way Aecidents Constitute an Appalling List. Washington, July 28.—The inter state commerce commission has issued a bulletin on collisions and derailments of trains and casualties to persons for the three months ending March 31, 1902. According to the showing the number of persons killed in train ac cidents was 212, and of injured, 2,111. Accidents of other kinds, including those sustained by employes while at work and by passengers in getting on or off cars, brings the total up to 813 killed and 9.958 injured. During this period there were 1,220 collisions and 838 derailments, of which 221 collisions and 84 derailments affected passenger trains, resulting in 41 fatal accidents to passengers and 826 injured. The damage to cars, engines and roadway by these accidents amounted to $1,914, 258. sA JEALOUS LOVER. Charles Weyley Kills His Former Sweetheart and Hlmseaf at Springfield, Mo. Springfield, Mo., July 28.—Charles Woyley, aged 25, of Norwood, Mo., shot and killed Miss Josephine Sheridan, his former sweetheart, at her home here, and then shot and killed himself. Miss Sheridan and her sister were enter taining friends in the back yard when Weyley rang the door bell. Miss Sheri dan went through the house to the front door, and almost immediately four shots were heard. When mem bers of the family reached the spot a minute later both the girl and Weyley were dead, stretched side by side on the porch. Miss Sheridan had been shot through the heart, while the top of Weyley's head had been torn off. Jealousy probably prompted Weyley to shoot Miss Sheridan and then him self. They had known each other for four years, and up to a month ago had been engaged to be married. Vote to Keep lip Strike. Saginaw, Mich., July 25.—The Sag inaw district of the United Mine Workers of America Thursday morn ing in conference tabulated the vote of the various locals on the matter of accepting the scale formed by the recent conference of operators and miners, at which President John Mitchell was present and which he advised b» accepted. The vote stood 40t to accept and 603 to reject and keep on strike. This action will be a sore disappointment. Verdict In Mine Disaster. Johnstown, Pa., July 29.—The coro ner's jury investigating the Rolling Mill mine disaster on the 10th instant filed their verdict at 3 p. m. Monday. They find that the explosion was caused by some person or persons, to the jury unknown, taking into room No. 2, sixth right heading, where gas was known to exist, an open lamp, using the same in direct violation of the mine rules and regulations of the Cambria Steel company. IU-neM Proves Fatal. Milwaukee, Wis., July 28.—A special to the Sentinel from Winneconne, Wis., says: Matthew Killilea, the well known baseball magnate, died here Sun day after an illness of several months. Though he had notbeenconfined to his bed until three weeks ago, it was known that his illness was fatal. A Catholic Gathering. Cincinnati, July r.'S.—Xt»t.ioiul Secre tary Anthony Matre, of the American Federation of Catholic societies, re ports the programme complete for the second national convention in Chicago August 5, 15 and 7. and that the indica tions are that the convention will be the most representative gathering of Catholics ever held in this country. Fntnl ThiiiiderholiiH. Pittsburg, i'a., July 21).—A terrific thunder and lightning storm with a heavy rain visited this section Monday evening, causing three deaths and much property damage. PERISH IN A GALE. Twelve Persons Drowned on the Pa cific Coaat—More Damage by Rain, Hall and Flood. A Vancouver, B. C., July £8.—A heavy gale is responsible, it is believed, for the deaths of 12 men, who are thought Chicago, July 28.—Lightning, rain, hail and flood continue to add to loss of life and destruction of property in various sections of the country. Crops on many farms in the lowlands of the Illinois and Rock rivers are still under water and in many in stances are supposed to be ruined. A cloudburst ne^r Moline, 111., put four miles of the Burlington tracks under water. A large force is repairing the Lacey levee near Havana, 111., and some of the crops in that vicinity may be saved. Hail cut crops to pieces near La Crosse, Wis. In west ern Texas the flood situation is still more serious and if the rainfall con tinues in other parts of the state the cotton crop will suffer. GATHERING OF DEMOCRATS. Sleeting of a National Character Held at Kantasket, Mass.—Mr. Bryan Among the Speakers. banquet, the first to be given by the recently organized New England Democratic league, in the Rockland hotel, at which about 300 were pres- i'-rv ir v*- to have been drowned in the waves mistaken in fixing August 9 as the of ocean or rivers. date upon which his majesty could be Dallas, Tex., July 28.—The deluge crowned. The sinister rumors which been much property damage Canandaigua, X. Y., July 28.—An' other terrific storm visited this sec- the coronation ceremony tion, doing great damage to crops and property that had not already suffered. Edward Chamberlain was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Canandaigua lake has risen still higher. The damage on hundreds of farms is irreparable. From every part of the county come reports that wheat is sprouting in the shock, and that a serious blight has struck the apple trees. ent. The entire programme was in- luncheon will be held in the Guild tended to give the league, the mem- hall, which is to be followed by a royal bersliip of which embraces many of procession through the south of Lon- the leading democrats of New Eng land, a fitting introduction to the public. To this end the list of speak ers was made as notable as possible and the league was able to present Hon. P. A. Collins, former consul gen eral to London and now mayor of Boston, and presiding officer, and William J. Bryan, twice democratic presidential candidate Edward M. Shepard, of New York, recent demo cratic candidate for mayor of that city, and Senator E. W. Carmack, of Tennessee, to make addresses. Sena tor J. W. Bailey, of Texas, was ex pected to attend, but he sent a let ter instead. FATAL ELECTRICAL STORM. Sweepa Over Country Near Indian, apolla, Killing Farmer and Injuring Stepson. Indianapolis, Ind., July 25.—A se vere electrical storm passed north of the city Wednesday night instantly killing one man, fatally injuring a boy and destroying a number of barns, a church, and causing other damage. DEAD—Eleanor Wilson, a farmer. FATALLY INJURED—Thomas Mc Gehee, four-year-old stepson of Wil son. The storm did not liist more than half an hour. It began with vio lent thunder and flashes of lightning in every direction and extended over the country a few miles north of Broad Ripple and over the Hamilton county line. Wilson and his son were struck by lightning near Carmel. Founded a College Fraternity. Fulton, Mo., July 29.—Rev. Robert Morrison, one of the founders of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and prom inent in educational work for many years, is dead at his home near here of senile debility, aged 80 years. While at the Miami university, from which he graduated in 1852, Morrison with five other students founded the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He wrote the bond of the fraternity and de signed the lodge. Earthquakes in Persia. Bombay, July 26. Earthquakes have occurred daily at Bunder-Abbas, Persia, since July 9. The inhabi tants are camping on the beach and there is great suffering on account of the abnormal heat. Other towns in the vicinity were damaged and the old fortress of Ormuz was destroyed. The loss of life is believed to have been small. Director of Chinese Commerce. Poking, July 29.—Chang' Chi Tunj, viceroy of Ilankow, lias been ap pointed director of commerce. This office was first bestowed upon Li llung Chang shortly before his death. It was intended to make it an impor tant bureau, but the duties and juris diction of the office were never de fined. Cholera in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt, July 2S. -Fifty-two fresh cases of cholera and 3S deaths from the disease were reported in this city Sunday. One English woman has been attacked by the scourge. WMMLlia KING WALKS A LITTLE. Improvement In Edward's Condition Indicates That Coronation Will Not Be Postponed. London, July 30.—The latest and most reliable information indicates that King Edward's doctors were not I have pervaded all classes for the last few days now appear to have! lost that semblance of probability which made I even the members of the cabinet nerv- of rain which has been pouring over central Texas and that which has been covering the western portion of the state since Sunday has not abated. In addition to the three ous lest another postponement of the lives lost at Stephensville there has cornoation might be necessitated. 1 The apprehension that King Edward would be unable to stand the strain of has been greatly lessened by the announcement that his majesty is now permitted to use his feet, and, with the aid of -a stick, has done a little walking. An other late telegram from Cowes, Isle of Wight, saying that nearly all the re strictions upon the king's diet have been withdrawn, has been welcomed as evidence that the recent om inous deductions were drawn with out due allowance for the doc tor's extreme cautiousness. While the king was testing his ability to walk two stalwart jackies stood at his side. After this experiment, which boded well for his fulfilling the neces sary coronation functions at Westmin ster abbey. King Edward sat smoking on the deck of the royal yacht and watched the races of the small yachts off Cowes. Those who drew inferences from the fact that the invitations to Westmin ster abbey were not dated, have had their fears dissipated by the proclama tion published in the Gazette Tues day night fixing August 9 as the date for the coronation, which postdates, and is altogether more important than anything which might or might not have appeared upon the cards of in vitation. Nantasket, Mass., July 25.—In a great tent on the shore of Massachu setts Bay, for hours Thursday, a throng of men and not a few women listened to the distinguished orators from various parts of the United States as they delivered addresses upon the principal political issues of the day from the democratic point of their majesties have already been com view. The speechmaking followed a meneed. According to present arrangements, King Edward and Queen Alexandra will leave Cowes either August 6 or August 8. for Buckingham palace, and will return to the royal yacht August 18, when the entire fleet will pass be fore King Edward and salute him. thus making a second naval review. After his return to the yacht the king is ex pected to take an extended cruise to the northward and subsequently to spend some weeks at Balmoral, where preparations for the arrival of Sir Joseph C. Dimsdale. the lord mayor of London, expects King Ed ward to visit the city of London the week ending October 11, when a great don. All these plans may not be car ried out to the letter, but their ar rangement. combined with the em phatic optimism of the king's physi cians, is generally taken as insuring, so far as human foresight can be re lied upon, the king's coronation for August 9. TROUBLE OVER CANAL. Suits and Counterfoils Piled in Controversy Over Water Power Rights of Drainage CanaL Joliet, July 30.—Controversy over water power rights along the drainage canal at Joliet and Lockport developed sensational surprises Tuesday. The Chicago sanitary district filed a con demnation suit to secure title to land purchased by the Gaylord syndicate, a private organization, developing a water power site antagonistic to the district south of Joliet. The syndicate, in turn, filed a new petition condemn ing all the sanitary district's land in Joliet. Officials of the district an nounced that- plans for the Lockport development will furnish 24,000 horse power and make a navigable waterway for lake steamers in Joliet. President Snively, of the Illinois and Michigan canal board, is in Joliet securing legal advice preparatory to an injunction suit against the Chicago sanitary dis trict near Lockport. It is claimed that the state owns the title to some of the riparian rights involved. Mr. Snively expects to start his suit to-day. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Xatives in the Island of Mlndoro Ac cused of Killing and Muti lating Four Americans. Washington, July 30.—Manila pa pers received at the war department give an account of the beginning of the trial of 23 natives in the island of Mindoro who are charged with kill ing of four Americans. The names and identity of the Americans could not be obtained. From one of the 23 men arrested a partial story of the massacre has been obtained. The four Americans approached the shore of Mindoro in a boat, and as soon as they landed the natives attacked them, putting all to death, and muti lating them. The bodies then were put in the boat and cast adrift. The finding of the boat by the Americans led to the discovery of the crime, and confessions from some of the natives gave such facts as have been ob tained. Fatal Explosion Centralia, 111., July 30.—A boiler in a fnmnaill at Salem exploded Tuesday, killing Engineer P. L. Lefter and wrecking the mill. A Baltimore & Ohio passenger train had just pulled into the station and was badly dam aged, and the passengers panic stricken. British Policy Outlined. London, July 30.—Joseph Chamber «ain outlined the British policy in Africa to the house of commons. Con ciliation and gradual self-government are planned. A tax on mines to help meet the cost of the war is favored. MM "i m, "Wi p^r EARTHQUAKE SCARE. Hameroni Severe Shocks Experi enced in California—Waiter Flows front Fiss-ures.- Lompoc, Cal., July 29.—Lompoc val ley experienced a severe earthquake Santa Barbara, Cal., July 29.— Meager advices received from Los Alamos, 45 miles north of this place, report that an unusually severe shock of earthquake occurred Sunday night at about 11 o'clock, doing damage to the property of the West ern Union Oil company at the Nar reaga wells estimated at from $12,000 to $13,000. At Harris station, on the railroad, a fissure is reported to have opened, and from it a stream of wa ter two feet deep and 18 feet wide is now flowing. A slight shock of earth quake was felt in Santa Barbara shortly before 11 o'clock, but no dam age was done. The shock was felt at other points in the state and portions of Nebraska, western Iowa and South Dakota also report disturbances. HIS LIFE SPARED. State Department Notified That Death Sentence of Dr. Wilson Is Commuted. Washington. July 29.—The life of Dr. Russell Wilson, of Ohio, who was captured \\4th a revolutionist party in Nicaragua, has been saved through the representations of Minister Corea, of that country. A cablegram was re ceived at the state department Mon day from Chester Donaldson, United States consul at Managua, Nicarauga, dated the 26th instant, as follows: "As a courtesy to the United States and sympathy for the mother, the prtsldent will commute Russell Wilson's death sen tence." Wilson was one of several Americans who joined a filibustering expedition which landed at Monkey Point, near Bluefields, early in July. Most of the party were captured or killed. Wil son would have been summarily exe cuted but for the interposition of Senor Corea, the Nicaraguan minister here. Having secured a stay of proceedings and a guarantee of a legal trial, the minister has now induced President Zelaya to commute the death sentence, imposed upon Wilson by court-martial. Before the receipt of this message it was not known here that the court martial had been held. It is presumed that the commutation is to imprison ment for a time, and then expulsion from Nicaragua. FOUR KILLED. 5 1 shock at 10:50 Sunday night. At that time a violent shock was felt which lasted fully 30 seconds and was so severe that dishes, clocks, house plants, etc., were thrown from shelves, upsetting furniture and other articles. The people were stricken with terror and ran from their houses, some fearing to return, as other lighter shocks contin ued for several hours after ward. Another heavy shock was felt I at five a. m. and one at 11 a. m. A large water tank was knocked over, the earth cracked at many different 1 places, and the Santa Ynez river bed slightly changed at places. HIT BY A FLAMEBURST. Early Morning Blase tn Ptttsbarg Injures Five Firemen and Property Loss is Large., Pittsburg, Pa., July 30.—Two build ings in flames and five injured fire men was the situation that confront ed the Pittsburg fire department at daybreak Tuesday morning. The buildings on fire were those of Stew art Bros. & Co., 917 Liberty avenue the De Noon Bros. Paint and Varnish company and S. Ewart & Co. The fire was first discovered on the first floor of the building occupied by the De Noon Bros, company. A po liceman noticed smoke issuing from the windows in the rear of the build ing facing on Spring alley and sent in an alarm. In a short time a half dozen members of engine company No. 2 were on the fire-escape in the rear directing a stream into the sec ond-floor windows. They were on a level with the third floor and were pointing the nozzle downward. With out warning there was a dull report and a volume of flame belched out of the third-floor windows. The flames struck the firemen full in the face and some almost fell down the fire-escape others slid down the side railings and a couple hung by their hands until rescued by companions. There was only one burst of flame or the men would have been burned to death. A revised estimate of losses places the total at $318,500, distributed asifol lows: Stewart Brothers, $173,000 D& Noon Brothers, $105,000 King estate, which owns the buildings, $13,000 Ew art & Sons, adjoining DeNoon Bro»„ $10,000 Kirkpatrick & Co., $3,000 Wil liam T. Shannon & Sons, $2,500 Graff & Co., adjoining Stewart Bros, $2,500 Standard Manufacturing company, $2,-: 500 A. C. Ellis & Co., $1,000 Speer & Hollar, $1,000 J. J. Porter, $1,000 to-: tal, $818,500. OUTLOOK FOR CROPS. Vine Yield of Corn Promised In West ern States—Condition of Other Cereals Favorable. 1 Report of Fight Between Whites and Negroes on Train in Indian Territory. Joplin, Mo., July 29.—Four men, two whites and two negroes, are reported to have been shot and killed on a Mis souri, Kansas & Texas excursion train at a point in Indian territory during the night. The negroes are said to have been shot down by the whites, who were in turn shot and killed by a deputy sheriff, who was accompanying the excursion. No names and no fur ther particulars have been received. The excursion was run into Joplin from Muskogee Sunday and several fights occurred in this city among the passengers before the train departed for the south. There were many tough characters onboard and all were drink- Commits Suicide'. Chicago, July 29.—A. M. Rothschild, formerly of the firm of A. M. Roths child & Co., State street merchants, committed suicide Monday afternoon at his home at Thirty-seventh court and Michigan avenue. Mr. Rothschild had been in ill health since his sever ance of relation with the company and to this his suicide is laid. His estate is estimated to be worth over $1,000,000. Favor Annexation, Kingston, Jamacia, July 26. All the planters of the larger West In dian islands are talking of annexa tion to the United States, owing to their dissatisfaction over the small amount of money contributed by the imperial government to help the sugar industry. The newspapers re ject the idea, but the annexation feeling is evidently growing among the planters. The Democratic Policy. Chicago, July 29.—Former Congress man Ben T. Cable has arrived in Chi cago to assume management of the democratic national congressional campaign. He says his party will em phasize the importance of abrogating the tariff on trust-made articles as a means of curbing monopolies. Peasants Revolt. London, July 28.—A special dispatch from Vienna says that over 100,000 ag ricultural laborers in east Galicia, most of them Russians, are now on strike, and that a full-fledged rising against the landed proprietors is pro gressing. lest Damages Crops. Odessa, Russia, July 29.—The corn beetle has done immense damage to the crops in many districts in the government of Kherson aud in a large area of Bessarabia. Two hun dred thousand »cres have been rav aged. I Washington, July 30.—The weather bureau's weekly summary of crop conditions is as follows: The corn crop has experienced another week of exceptionally favorable conditions over much the greater part of the princi pal corn area, the least favorable report* being: received from southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois, where the crop 1* being Injured by drought. A fine yieldl la promised in Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana and over much the greater part of Mis souri, Illinois and Ohio. In Iowa, wh.er» the crop has suffered much in previous weeks from heavy rains and lack of culti vation, corn is improving, and in the early flelds is earing heavily. In the middle At lantic states ani to the southward of the Ohio river corn haa suffered much from drought in sections, especially the early planted. I Late spring wheat needs rain in portions of South Dakota, and rust is appearing In North Dakota, but on the whole its con dlttlon Is very promising. Oat harvesting is progressing under diffl- oultles in the upper Mississippi valley and lake region, where the crop is badly lodged and fields in some sections are too wet for reapers1. Notwithstanding these adverse conditions- the general outlook for a large yield Is favorable. As a rule the general outlook for apple» continues unpromising, although in soma sections a good crop Is promised. The most favorable reports are recelvedl from New Englandi, eastern and northern New York, Michigan and portions of Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma. The bulk of a good hay crop ha» been secured in the states of the central val leys. In the lake region and northern portion of the middle Atlantic states hay ing continues, but has been considerably delayed by rains and much has been dam aged!. VETERAN PASSES AWAY. I Paul Van der Voort, Past Command der-in-Chief G. A. R„ Dies in Cuba. Philadelphia, July 30.—Paul Van der Voort, past commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, died at Puerto Principe, Cuba, Tuesday of paralysis of the heart. He was born in Ohio in 1S48. He enlisted for the three months' service in the Sixty-eighth Illinois infantry, and reenlisted ia company M, Sixteenth Illinois cavalry, and was with his regiment in th&Ninth and Twenty-third corps and the cav alry corps of the military division of the Mississippi. He was discharged August 1, 1S65, as sergeant. Past Com mander Van der Voort joined th® grand army in Illinois- in 1S66, and waa assistant adjutant general to Depart ment C-ommnder Hilliard. He resigned the position on his removal to Omaha, where he was mainly instrumental ia the reorganization of the department of Nebraska, to which he was assigned as provisional commander. On the formation of the department he waa elected department command-er. He was elected senior vice commander ia chief in 1878, and commander in chief in 1832. Stoned to Death. Santa Fe, N. M., July 30.—Alejandro Seba was stoned to death here Tues day. Luis Romero had returned home unexpectedly and found Seba in com pany with his wife. After stoning Seba to death, Romero and his relatives Sragged the body 300 yards through wir« fences and over stones to the murdered man's home. Then Romero surren dered. Quarreled About a Woman, Middlesboro, Ky., July 30.—At M5n £o Mines, here, Warren Smith killed Calvin Senter by shooting him through the heart. Before Senter was shot he mortally wounded Smith. A dispute over a woman was the caus« of the shooting. Treaty Approved, London, July 30.—The new com mercial treaty between Great Britain and China was approved at a confer ence held at the foreign office, to-day. It is expected that the gov ernment will now sanction the conclu sion of the treaty.