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Fourth of July. An elaborate celebration was car ried out at St. Louis, Including a street parade. The Chinese minister was the chief orator at the independence day cele bration in Philadalphia. United States legation guard at Pekin celebrated the fourth with athletic games and fireworks. Americans in London observed in dependence day by a big banquet. Am bassador Choate gave a reception at his residence, which was attended by noted Englishmen. Danish ships in the harbor of Copen hagen were decorated with American colors in honor of the day and the American training ship Hartford. Burlesque parades, vaudeville per formances, and an old-time patriotic oration by Senator Mason were features of the celebration at Dixon, 111. The celebration of the fourth was not confined to the United States, but all of its colonies for the first time in its history observed the anniversary of independene day. The Cubans also helped celebrate. American residences and offices in Paris were decorated with United States flags. The annual banquet of American Chamber of Commerce was held and a reception was given at the American embassy. The fourth of Jully casualties, partially recorded, were eleven killed and 964 injured. Fireworks injured 333, cannon explosions 176, firearms 139, toy pistols 100, gunpowder 145, runaways 11. The fire loss was $30,200. The Heat. Hot winds swept over Kansas and burned up the vegetation. Copious showers arrived barely in time to save the Nebraska com crop. Philadelphia was the hottest city in the east, with the mercury at 102 8-10. Philadelphia had seventeen deaths and Pittsburg thirteen in one day by heat. The death of Bishop Potter’s wife in New York was caused by the heat, which brought on prostration when she was enfeebled by un affection of the heart. In one day last week heat killed 200 persons in New York and prostrat ed over 400. In a terrific storm that swept the city a seven-story apart ment-h mse at Ninety-fifth street and West avenue was Btruck by light ning and entirely destroyed, as was St. Agnes’s church in Brooklyn and over a score of other houses all over the city. Lightning killed one person and stunned two others in Sheepshead bay, and there was terror among vessels on the New York waters. Spanish-American Islands. Philippine Imports show a big in crease. San Juan, Porto Rico, has been elaborately celebrating the feast of its patron saint, i Manila was in gala garb at the inauguration of Governor Taft, which took place July 4, Another delay has occurred in rais ing the wreck of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor. Gen. Gomez conferred with Presi dent McKinley and was entertained at dinner at the white house. Governor Taft's Philippine cabinet was approved by the president. Americans are in the majority. The streets of Manila are profusely deorated with flags and hunting in honor of Gov. Taft and Geo. McArthur. Reports from Cuba show that the destruction of mosquitoes with oil has almost driven yellow fever from Havana. The Porto Rican legislature passed resolutions asking the president to pro claim free trade for the island a prlvlded by the Foraker law. A London dispatch states that a Spanish sculptor has made & statue of the mule whih was killed in the bom bardment of Mantanzas, Cuba, April 27, 1898. General Gome* arrived In Washing ton to promote the candidacy of Thomas Estrada Palma for president of the Cuban republic. The presi dent will not Interfere in the domestic affairs of the island. An engagement lasting two days oc curred 30 miles east of Zarnhoong i, island of Mlndanoa, between Dattn Tjin's followers and the followers of Datta Snbyman. Datta TJIm Is a vassal of the Sultan of Minttanoa and Datta Sobyman is independent. The losses of both sides were heavy with the result Indecisive. A special report to Secretary Roc by a Philippine olfier indicates that civil government for a long time, at least, will be a failure on the islands. The report shows that In many cases officers who have been In command have lacked tact in dealing with the natives, and that the treatment to which the Filipinos have been sub jected has been cruel and harsh. China. The entire province of Shenklng, China, is reported to be in revolt. Tientsin is filled with foreign soldiers on their way home from China. Five men calling themselves Amerl ans were arrested near Pektn by Chinese troops for alleged looting. The empress dowager, fearing a trap to capture her, declined to return to Pekin, and has notified the grand council that the future capital will be Kalfengfu. In the province of Honan. The question of the occupation of Manchuria by the Russians ha* again become prominent by the Installation of a civil administration at New chwang by the czar. Some of the powers have recognized the ad ministrator, but the ministers of others, among them the United Spates ambassador, are awaiting instructions from the home governments. Domestic. Chicago July wheat, Csc. The public debt is reduced $17,737, 374. Eleven boys were killed by lightning in Chicago. Free mail delivery was inauguiVed in Pana, 111. H. S. Pihgree’s body was viewed by many in New Yoik. Carnegie gave Covington, Ky., $20,- 000 for a public building. President and Mrs. McKinley are at Canton, for the summer. United States Senator Kyle died at his home in Aberdeen, S. D. It Is said that gambling was re sumed generally in New York. Charles I'. Albert, a noted violin maker, Is dead at Philadelphia. Matt Bales, a Belle Plaine merchant, was drowned in the Minnesota river. The case of Mrs. Botkin was post poned until duly 15 at San Francisco. A Dowieite meeting at Waterloo, la., was broken up by firecrackers and eggs. Andrew Carnegie will give $750,000 toward the erection of a library in De troit. About 200 employes of the Illinois Central railroad were retired on pen sions. About a million dollars a month is to be spent in naval repairs, beginning at once. Albert L. Johnson, the street-car magnate, died at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn). Chicago postoffico receipts for the fiscal year just ended were nearly $8,000,000. Professor John Fiske, the historian, died at East Gloucester, Mass., after a short illness. Allenhurst inn, a fashionable hotel on the New Jersey coast, was de stroyed by fire. It is said that Charles M. Schwab will not aid churches which have long standing debts. Six bags of gold amounting to $30,000 were stolen from the San Francisco mint. At Huntington, W. Va., fire raged ! n the heart of this city, resulting in a loss of? 200,000. In a strike riot in Colorado two men were killed and nearly a score of others are injured. An lowa company proposes to build a line from the Lake of the Woods to the gulf of Mexico. At Richmond, Va., the Homestead hotel was totally destroyed by fire. The loss of $500,000. A small cyclone passed near Apple ton and did considerable damage to buildings and crops. The Illinois broomcorn crop is re ported in bad condition. The acreage decreased 66 per cent. T. F. Ward, charged with wrecking the Lemars (la.) National bank was arrested at Jersey City. Admiral Dewey and Gen. Joseph Whinder are being entertained on every hand at Newport. The trust has advanced the price of linseed oil from 65 cents to 80 cents per gallon since June 1. The receipts of the government the past year have exceeded the expendi tures by about $76,000,000 A skeleton supposed to be that of G. G. Crosby of Galesburg, 111., was found In North Park, Colo. The tonnage passing the Sault Ste Marie in June exceeded the previous best record by 400,000 tons. Milwaukee and Detroit played a six teen-inning ball game, the latter win ning by the score of 7 to 5. Su Shin Chin, the Chinese reformer, detained at San Francisco, W'as per mitted to enter the country. A commissioner of immigration has been appointed with full jurisdiction over the Island of Porto Rico. During a general row fn Muncle. Ind., Mrs. Herbert McCall was shot and killed by Walter Driscoll. The number on the pension rolls Is estimated at 996.000, a net increase during the year of about 2,500. Thousands of carloads of perishable goods are tied up in East St. Loulb by a strike of the freight handlers. A Topeka (Kan.) minister horrified a Car wood congregation by appearing In the pulpit wearing a shirtwaist. The state of South Carolina is con testing the payment of internal rev enue tax on the state dispensaries. A monument is to he erected in Kansas on the spot where the Ameri can Hag was first raised in the state. Congressman Charles Dick has been elected chairman of the Ohio re publican state executive committee. Prof. F. J. Bertwel, an ornithologist, was strangled by a rope while de scending from a tree in New Mexico. Commodore Theodore Zeller, U. S. N.. retired, died at his residence in New York from old age, aged 83 years. Thousands of horses and mules are being shipped from New Orleans to south Africa for British use in the war. Lieutenant Whittlesey is believed to be the author of the famous order to Dewey to take or destroy the Spanish ffeet. William Murry, adjutant of the Illi nois soldiers’ and sailors' home at Quincy, is dead after a lingering ill ness. The annual report of Chief Wilke of the secret service department indi cates that counterfeiting Is on the wane. Fred Colson, former Cornell cox swain. married Miss Me Nary, once captain of the girls’ crew at Sage coilege. William D. Harrison, the well-known billiard player* died at St. Joseph's hospital, after a long illness from liver trouble. Judge Thompson of Cincinnati en joined striking machinists from inter fering in any way with employers’ business. At Keyport, N. J., the plant of the National Fireproofing company was burned. Loss $200,000, insurance SIOO,OOO. Dr. John D. Pitblado, a well-known physician of Minneapolis, died as a result of an overdose of drugs to in duce sleep. The Sturges bank, at Mansfield, 0., failed, together with the Mansfield machine works, which was controlled by the bank. The Pennsylvania crew won its trial heat for the grand challenge cup at Henely by defeating the London Row-: Ing club crew. Major O. L. Pruden resigned as pay master in the army to resume his former place as assistant secretary to the president. Rollin Hawkins, a farmer residing near Newton Falls, 0., after a quarrel shot and killed his wife and then tried to shoot himself. Myron T. Herrick of Cleveland is to succeed George V. L. Mayer of Massachusetts as United States am bassador to laly. The Niagara bank of Buffalo failed. Its affairs are entangled with those of the City National of New York, which had failed. The real test in the strike of the Amalgamated Steel Workers is not expected until big plants reopen in fall after summer repairs. The striking employees of the Steel Trust have called for contributions, declaring they will fight the trust with its own weapon —money. An Omaha judge refused to inter fere with a proposed bullfight in South Omaha, declaring they were no more brutal that football. Jacob S. Rogers, once owner of the Rogers locomotive works at Paterson, N. J., was found dead in his room at the Union League club. Ten thousand persons have been forced to vacate their homes on the cast side to make way for the new Brooklyn bridge approach. The Cripple Creek output for June was 48,500 tons, or $2,174,000, making the totals for six months of 1901, 297,800 tons, or $12,583,900. Semi-official reports received in New' York indicate that the wheat crop in Minnesota and the two Dakotas will be double that of last year. Robbers who secured $43,000 in a holdup of a Great Northern train near Wagner, Mont., are being pursued by three posses „f expert riflemen. Professor F. W. Fisk, who was for forty years a leading member of the Chicago Theological seminary and for thirteen years its president, died. A society to be known as the inde pendent Order of Men Who Refuse to Pay the Other Fellows Street Car Fare is to be organized at Topeka. A writ of error has been taken out in the case of Thomas G. Barker, sen tenced to five years for assaulting Rev. John Keller at Arlington, N. J. Postmaster General Smith is plan ning a reform in the system of carry ing periodicals in the mails at pound rates to shut out spurious publications. The steamship Victoria has arrived from Skaguay with seventy-five Daw sonites ard between SBOO,OOO aud $!,- 000,000 in gold, part of the spring clean-up. The plant of William B. Pollock & Cos., builders of blast furnaces and steel mill machinery at Youngstown, O. was destroyed by fire. The loss is $150,000. A marine rural postal delivery route has been put in operation at Oconomo woe lake, and has proved so successful that similar routes will probably be established. Anew revenue collection district embracing North and South Dakota, was established with Herman Eller man as collector. The office Is located at Aberdeen. It is reported that J. P. Morgan is planning to consolidate all of the bituminous coal properties east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers. At Benton Harbor, Mrs. Florence George Sesser, a well-known violinist, who was at the point of death, is claimed to have recovered by the use of the salt treatment. Someone unknown sent by mail what is supposed to have been an Infernal machine to Miss Catherine Barney, a granddaughter of Jay Cooke, at Ogontz, Pa. John Ross, who was sent to an Indiana insane asylum on the evidence of four Indianapolis doctors, was de clared sane by a court and released on a writ of habeas corpus. The Alabama constitutional con vention, after devoting a session to a discussion of the proposed reduction of the tax rate from 75 to 65 cents, voted In favor of the change. Four hundred and fifty tons of dried fruit was destroyed by the burning of the fruit packing house of George N. Herbert near San Jose, Cal. The loss is about $60,000; insurance, $40,000. Ten boys were caught like rats in a trap in a tunnel leading to the old Keeling mine, owned by the Pittsburg Coal company. Two boys were killed and the other eight overcome by the fumes. In the intercollegiate races at Pough keepsie Cornell won the ’varsity and four-oared events and Pennsylvania won the fieshman race. Columbia was second in the ’varsity and Wis consin third. It is believed that Judge John H. Baker of the United States district court will be promoted to the circuit court of appeals, to take the place of the late Judge William A. Wods of Indianapolis. President Gompers of the Federation of Labor, who suffered a concussion -if the brain as a result of a fall from a Washington street car is progressing rapidly towards recovery. He will go to Deer Park, Mdj George W. Partridge, for eight years private secretary to "Zack” Chandler, former ex-secretary of the interior, was found dead in bed at his home in Detroit. Heart failure was the cause. He was 70 years of age. Secretary Long admits that neither he nor the president, nor any one in authority, sent the massage to Admiral Dewey which caused the destruction of the Spanish fleet. It was sent by some clerk in the navy department. John Cook, living at Losantville, Ind., died from the result of a gunshot wound. He alleged he was shot by Theo. Kiser, a colored man, but the latter claims Cook shot himself in a struggle for possession of the weapon. In a general battle between negroes and deputy sheriffs five negroes were instantly killed and as many other seriously wounded near Carsons Levee camp in Mississippi. The trouble followed a raid upon a crap game at a picnic. East-bound Atlantic express No. 2 on the Union Pacific ran into the rear end of a freight train at Rock Springs, Wyo. Between fifteen and twenty persons, all but two of the passengers on the east-bound train, were slightly injured. James Limmington, for several years known as the oldest traveling salesman in active service In the United States, died in Chicago at the age of 74 years. He went to Chicago and started life over as a traveling salesman. At New York, United States Com missioner Samuel H. Lyman, clerk of the United States District Court, re signed because of ill-health. Judge Brown appointed Commissioner Thomas Alexander, the present deputy clerk, as clerk. At Cripple Creek Charles Wells, a prominent republican politician and di-. rector of the school board, Is under ar rest, having been indicted on five counts—bribery, solicitation of a bribe and three charges of obtaining money on false pretenses. At Thacker, W. Va., a deputy United States marshal and posse have cap tured nine persons who terrorized miners at Tug River the past ten days by shooting at all who could not give the proper strikers’ sign as they passed along the railroad. At Oberlin, President John Henry Barrows announced the receipt of a $50,000 check from “a friend in New England toward the completion of the $500,000 Rockefeller endowment fund for Oberlin college. It is neces sary yet to secure $150,000. At Kearney, Neb.. Rev. L. G. Brocker of the Evangelical church, who was about to be arrested for illegitimate parentage of Harriet Long mate’s child, committed suicide by shooting. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. At Kenosha, Dr. Paul Malmstrom, a well-known physician, was twice as saulted in his office by a mysterious woman who pounded him on the head with a heavy cane. The woman has not been arrested, although it ! s claimed her identity is known. A fire which started on one of the Hoosac tunnel docks in Charlestown, the Boston terminus of the Warren Line Steamship company, destroyed the pier, with a large quantity of merchandise. Six freight cars were consumed. The loss is $200,000. The Brewers’ Exchange of Cincin nati. which includes the brewers of Covington and Newport, Ky., and other surrounding towns, was sued for dam ages on a test case brought by the Saloonkeepers’ association to dissolve the exchange as in violation of the Ohio anti-trust law. Captain P. S. Davidson, formerly of La Crosse, died at his home at Hood River, Ore., very suddenly. Captain Davidson was one of the most promi nent lumbermen on the upper Mississ ippi. He conducted in the early ’Bo’s the White Collar line of packets and ran two mills at La Crosse. He was 74 years old. Rev. William A. Passavant of Pitts burg died suddenly of apoplexy. He established Passavant hospital in Pittsburg, Passavant hospital. Chi cago; Passavant home for epileptics, Rochester, Pa.; Passavant Memorial hall, Jacksonville. Fla.; Milwaukee hospital, Milwaukee, in all of which he was a director. Rev. James Crutcher appeared in his pulpit at the Compton Heights Christian church. St. Louis, in a white shirt waist, and delivered a sermon on Fads in Religion to a congregaton composed largely of shirt-waist men and hatless women. The novel de parture on the part of his auditors was ai the clergyman's request. Because Tommy Peterson, aged 10, of Chicago, was not manly enough to tell that he had fallen in the lake and been rescued by ’'Scot.” a collie dog. but stated that he had been bitten by the dog In the park, the intelligent little animal was killed by a police man. “Scot” had saved a doxen lives along the lake shore in the past five years. The George Washington Memorial association has issued an appeal for the erection of a memorial building to the memory of Washington. The purpose of the movement is to make the building the center of research and learning, and it is hoped that it may prove to be the foundation of a national university, such as Washing ton himself had in mind. Curt Von Witxleben, the head of a firm of publishers of women's fashion journals, is dead at his home in Harri son. Westchester county, N. Y. He was 55 years old an 3 was born in Dresden. Germany. He was educated at Heidelberg. Bonn and Lelpsic uni BEAUTIFUL LADIES GIVE VALUABLE ADVICE TO SUFFERING SISTERS Ftfuna, the Great Tonic, Cures Catarrhal Dyspepsia of Summer. KATHLEEN GRAHAM. Miss Kathleen Graham, 1439 Florida Ave., N. W. Wash., D. C., writes: “At the solici tation of a friend I was advised to use l’eruna and after the use of one bottle for dyspepsia I felt almost entirely cured. 1 take pleasure In recommending your remedy to anyone who needs an Invigorating tonic.” —Kathleen Graham. Dr. S. B. Hartman, President of the Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio, a prominent authority on women’s catarrhal diseases will take charge of as many cases of female catarrh as make application to him during the summer months. Advice free. Address Dr. S B. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio. versities. Twenty Live years ago he renounced his allegiance to Germany, and, coming to this country, started in business as a publisher. By vigorously wielding Policeman Peter Conway’s club, which she wrenched from his belt, Miss Susie Burns of Chicago doubtless saved the officer’s life. He had been knocked to the pavement and was surrounded by a mob of ruffians who were kicking and pounding him, when the courage ous women came upon the scene and through her efforts he regained his feet and successfully landed his prisoner in the station. Foreign. A revolution in Belgium is threaten ed by socialists. Owing to the rebellion, martial law was declared in'Panama. Ambassador and Mrs. White enter tained the kaiser at dinner. Corea requested Japan to withdraw its officials from the country. Judge Bstee at Honolulu refused to naturalize a native of Guam. The Cape Colony parliament, it is reported, has been prorogued. Southwestern France is suffering from a plague of grasshoppers. Germany secured an option on the Spanish island of Fernando Po. uaiu v, in o pCia, exploration ship America has sailed from Dundee. The house of lords gave Earl Rus sell until Aug. 6 to prepare for his bigamy trial. Two Belgian officers killed a Congo chief for not making a woman of his tribe dance for them. Lord Wolseley said in the house of lords the American army was the best for its size in the world. Heat and storms caused many fa talities in southern France and Italy Russian crops are endangered. Differences between Great Britain and Russia continue to delay a settle ment of the Chinese indemnity. Martial law has been proclaimed at Panama on account of fears that the Colombian rebels will attack the city. The title of King Edward is to be changed to indicate more clearly his sovereignty over the entire British empire. Statistics relative to the consump tion of tea show that the use of the beverage in Europe has increased 40 per cent, in 10 years. Andrew Carnegie is reported to have said in an interview that he would give all his millions if he could be restored to youth and health. A conflict has occurred between Mussulmans and Christians at Gus singe, on the Albanian-Montenegrin frontier. Ten Christians were killed and many others wounded. Mrs. James Brown Potter recited two poems, with organ and choral ac companiment, as part of the evening service of the Church of England at Gordeston, near Yarmouth. There is a small revolution in the state of Guerreto, Mexico. It was fomented during the recent illness of President Diaz. Although the princi pal men in it have been arrested, the locality where the trouble occurred is still under martial law. Three German tourists, Weisnitz, Meixuer and Fischer, were killed on the Erzge-Birge, near Weipert. They were roped together. One lost his foot ing and fell over a precipice. The others refused to cut the rope, and, renewing their efforts to haul him up, all fell down the -rocks. A suggestion by Cardinal Gibbons that measures be taken to secure Gie immigration of Dutch, Belgian. French and American clergy to Cuba and the Philippines in order to gradually dl lute the pro-Spanish character of the priesthood, is said to have been fa vorably received at the Vatican. Why i 8 Justico pictured as a wo man holding a pair of apothecary’s ! scales?” “I don’t know, but it would beman- ! ifestly absurd to represent her as an iceman with an ice man’s scales/* For Ills Peculiar to Women, Peruna Is an Invaluable Remedy. FLORENCE ALLAN. Miss Florence Allan, 75 Walton Place, Chi cago, 111., writes: “Asa tonic for a worn out system Peruna stands at the head in my estimation. Its effects are truly wonderful in rejuvenating ihe entire system. ' I keep It on hand all the time and never have that 'tired feeling,’ as a few doses always make* me feel like a different woman.”—Florence Allan. , UNLAWFUL NUPTIALS MANY SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN CONTRACTED. IGNORANCE OF NEW LAW Statute Enacted Last Winter Forbids Marriage of People Within One Year of Date of Procuring Divorce . —Question Arises in Several Counties. In Milwaukee the other day Judge Halsey performed a marriage cere mony wherein the bride was anything but nervous. During the preliminaries she glanced over a newspaper and divided her attention between the pa per and the marriage ceremony. The bride was Cora Fahrestock and the groom Frank Braitsch. They came from Wichita, Kas. They were dl- I rected to Judge Halsey in order that the court might advise them whether there was any legal obstacle in the way of their marriage, inasmuch as ono of thorn was divorced from a former marriage. Judge Halsey, after an examination of the statute enacted by the legisla ture at its recent session, prohibiting the marriage of divorced couples within one year, decided that the statute diu not apply to parties who were divorced in other states. There fore he performed the marriage cere mony. The first permit entitling a divorced party to marry within one year was granted by Judge Halsey while he was on Judge Silver-thorn's circuit, in a suit wherein a son of Mark Barnum was one of the parties. It develops that the statute confers upon the judge who grants the decree of di vorce the right to suspend the opera tion of the statute, if he dec-ms advis able. The lawyers wanted to have a clause inserted in the decree giving the plaintiff the right to remarry with in one year, but Judge Halsey de cided that this could not be done. Judge Silverthorn agreed with him. The application must be made inde pendently. It develops that there are many ministers and other persons clothed with the right to perform marriage ceremonies who are not aware of the new statute. It is believed that there have been a number of marriages since the passage of the new law wherein its provisions have been vio lated. Such marriages. Judge Halsey said are void. There have been several people divorced within the past few weeks who expressed the intention, even before leaving the courtroom, of remarrying immediately. It will be well the judges say. for ministers and justices of the peace to bear the statute in mind. It is known as chap ter 2, 1 and its provisions are in part \ as follows: J “And It shall not be lawful f or person divorced from the bonds of matrimony by any court of this state to marry again within one year from the date of the entry- of such judg ment or decree, and the marriage of any divorced person solemnized with n one year from the date of the en tir of any such judgment or decree of divorce shall be null and void- but upon application of such divorced per son, any court of record or presfding judge thereof, who granted the di vorce, in his discretion, by order mav authorize the marriage of such di vorced person within the year.” Same Old Siege. Buenos Ayres. July 6.—A state of siege has ben proclaimed here. This is due to participation of the anarch ists in local disturbances. Quiet now prevails here.