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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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,
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.
Twelve Persons Drowned on the Pa
cific Coaat—More Damage by
Rain, Hall and Flood.
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.
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.
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
DEAD—Eleanor Wilson, a farmer.
Gehee, four-year-old stepson of Wil
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
"i m, "Wi
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.
State Department Notified That Death
Sentence of Dr. Wilson Is
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
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.
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.
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.
Vine Yield of Corn Promised In West
ern States—Condition of Other
Cereals Favorable.
Report of Fight Between Whites and
Negroes on Train in Indian
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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