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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. VAUB&U, WIBCOHSIH. HEE FATHER OBJECTS TRIBULATIONS FOLLOW A MIS SOURI GIRL’S ELOPEMENT. Orom and Father-in-Law Indulge in Physical and Legal Hostilities—Ada Is Faithful Boat der Shoots His Landlady’s Son to Death. John R. West, armed with affidavits Irom his parents as to his age, eloped to Nevada, Mo., with Miss Ada Crouch, secured a license to wed, and then hasten ed to Lamar, where the couple were mar ried. Ten minutes after the ceremony a message was received from the young woman’s father ordering the police to ar rest them. They were taken to Sheldon, and while West was securing bonds the bride’s father. Dr. Crouch, hurried away with the young wife. When lie returned West had him arrested on the charge of kidnaping, and in ttie midst of the quar rel that ensued Crouch shot at West with his revolver, but failed to hit him. Later M rs. West left her home, where her fath er had taken her, saying she was going to visit neighbors.’ She joined her hus band at his home. Crouch, learning of her being there, again Riok her home. West was arrested while on his way to his father-in-law’s house. lie has sued Crouch for SIO,OOO. KILLS HIS LANDLADY’S SON. William Dixon of St. Louis Shot by Dennis Bnrns, Who Wanted Money. William Dixon, aged 10, was shot and killed in St. Louis by Dennis Burns, a hoarder nt the former’s home. Mrs. Mary Dixon, the mother of tiie dead man, said lhat Burns wanted her to lend him money She refused and he attacked her. She then procured a revolver and fired one shot at him. Her son was sick in bed, l*:t he arose, took his mother’s re volver ind was about to shoot when Burns drew his revolver and shot Dixon in the breast. lie died in a few minutes. Burns has been arrested. RIVALRY CAUSES DISASTER. Tags William D. ami Alpha Compete and Latter Sink*—Life Lost. Rivalry between th • Croat Lakes Tow ing Company and the Maytham tugs re sulted in disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio. The steamer VVawatmn signaled for a tug and the William D. of the Great Lakes Company and the Alpha of the Maytham Line started to her. In round ing up to the vessel the Alpha crowded the William D., which was struck by the Wawatnm's bow. She overturned, filled and sank. Lineman Harry Stearns was drowned, but the others on board es e&ped. Contests on the Diamond. The standing of the clubs in the Na tional League is as follows: W. L. W. L. Brooklyn ...Til* 3.'s Boston 45 47 Pittsburg .. .52 42 St. L0ui5....41 47 Philadelphia 47 43 Cincinnati ...40 51 Chicago ....40 47 New Y0rk...35 52 Following is the standing in the Amer ican League: W. L. W. L. Chicago ... .58 38 Cleveland ...48 40 Milwaukee ..55 48 Kansas City.so 54 Indianapolis 51 45 Buffalo 44 50 Detroit 54 48 Minneapolis. 41 til lowan Robheil in Kansas. 11. S. Colby, of Post Junction, lowa, has complained to the officers at Salina, Kan., that he was robbed of $3,440 at Salina. He was on his way to Plain ville to invest the money and changed cars there. After he got on the second train five men jostled against him and them left the train. Some distance west Dolby discovered his loss. Fire on an Ocean Liner. Fire broke out in the cargo of the Cym ric on her way from Queenstown to New York ami raged for thirty-six hours, un til the fore compartment was flooded. Heroic work was done by the captain and crew. Klondike Output of Hold. The output of the Klondike district ind that part of Forty Mile on the Ca nadian side, is estimated at $20,000,000 this season. It was $15,000,000 last sea son. The Forty Mile share will not reach $500,000. Boiii Is Hard lip. Count Boni de Castellano is financially embarrassed. His beautiful summer place. Chateau de Marais, is to be sold at auction. It is said in l'aris that his wife. Jay Gould's youngest daughter, de clines to give him more money. Queen of the Ocean. The Ilambnrg-Ainoriean Line steamer Deutschland made anew record for the eastward pa -sage, and the fastest time ever attained by any ocean steamer — five days eleven hours and forty-five min utes. Two l>ic in Train Wreck. A head-end collision occurred on the Rio <1 ramie railroad at Monument, Col., resulting in the death of two per sons ard the injury of several others. The ai; brakes refused to work. Nine Killed in Wreck. Two passenger trains met in head-end collision on the Grand Rapids and In diana hailroad at Pieisvu, Mich., in a fog. Nine persous wen killed. Smallpox Among Dacota Indians. An epidemic of smallpox is reported among the Turtle mountain Indians in North Dakota. Kiver Yields a Mystery. The dismembered body of Joseph Schaeffer, a farmer, who liven! near the line between Baltimore and Howard counties, has been found in the Patap koo River, near Woodstock, Md.. and the police are confident that murder has been done. Politician Knds His Life. George M. Street, chairman of the Itemoeratic Central Committee of Pu laski County, Arkansas, committed sui cide by drowning in the Mississippi Riv er at St. Louis. Big Fire at Glens Fulls. A fire at Glens Falls. X. Y., caused a loss of ove: SIOO,OOO. Among the prop erty destroyed or damaged was the Glens Falls electric and gas plant, the collar, cuff and shirt factories of A. S. Rugge, lleffrou & Sinclair and D. L. Robertson A Cos., the Park Hotel, Central House and McGregor Park Music Ilall.H Farmer Shot from Ambush. John W. Burger, a well-known farmer living near Krie. Pa., was found dying iu hi* buggy from the effects of a pistol shot in the head. lie had been shot while driv ing along the road and his body fastened to the buegv seat with a strap. He died without regaining consciousness. Boy Pirate Comes to Grief. John Burns, Jersey City's boy pirate, is locked up in a cell in police headquar ters buildiug. Details of a plot in which he was the head ceuter came to light, in volving among other matters the kidnap ing of Millionaire John D. Rockefeller for the purpose of holding him for ransom. All Glassware to Be Higher. Glassware will cost dealers and pur chasers 10 per cent more after Sept. 1 than before. This is not an unusual se quence of the action of the manufac turers in conference with the bottle blow er* of granting an increase of 7 per cent fai wages. tomatoes grow on grave. Chi’cl Was Fend of Them and They Hu| Mysteriously Appear. Kfomato plants that grew mysteriously on a grave in Holy Cross cemetery, bos ton, have been stolen and a reward has been offered for the apprehension of the thief by Rev. D. W. Savage, father of the child buried there. Mr. Savage’s lit tle daughter, Grace, had been, ever since she was able to eat, wonderfully fond of tomatoes. This was looked upon as a result of parental influences, which were also responsible for a birthmark, the ex act shape of a tomato on the back of her head. Her fondness for tomatoes seemed to grow with her years, and it seemed as if fhe could eat them all day. About a yeir and a half ago the little girl died. Early this summer her father was as tounded to see several tomato plants growing up among the flowers and plants on her grave. No one had planted them, so far as could be ascertained, and no one could explain how they came to grow there. But a day or two ago Mr. Sav age discovered that someone had evident ly carried away the tomato plants and a large share of the flowers on the grave. trade continues irregular. Hot Wave I* Reported to Have Dam aged the Corn Crop. Bradstreet’s says: “Trade conditions still exhibit many of the irregularities in cident to the transition period between midsummer and early fall trade. De spite the hot wave, with its effect on the growing distributive demand, and also because of the reports of damage to the corn crop which it has incited, a more . heerful feeling is perceptible in general trade. Princes are not showing the pre cipitate declines noted some time ago, and among the really encouraging fea tures are the advance in wheat, mainly based on improved export inquiry. Wheat, including flour, shipments for the week aggregate 3.318,700 bushels, against 3,327,003 last week, 3,016,154 in the cor responding week of 1809, 3.928,000 ia 1898, 4,400,519 in 1897 and 2,635,216 in 1890. Corn exports for the week aggre gate 2,890,754 bushels, against 3,890,00.3 last week. 5,950,301 in this week a year ago, 3,517,952 in 1898, 3,275,052 in 1897 and 2,307,535 in 1590.” THREATEN TO LYNCH HIM. Deliberate Hor-icide in Ohio Excites the Anger of the Crown. Ilenry Cook was shot by Edward Trout at Green Springs, Ohio, his death result ing a few minutes later. The men met in the hardware store of Anthony Kaney. There seemed to be an old grudge be tween them Trout accused Cook of making slighting remarks and Cook de nied it, and said: “1 understand you are going to shoot me.” Trout said: “Yes, I am,” and pulled his revolver and shot Cook in the breast. Trout was taken into custody. A crowd threatened to lynch him. and Trout was gotten away hurriedly to escape their vengeance. MRS. CRAVEN AGAIN DEFEATED. Judge Troutt Declares the Alleged Fair Will a Forgery. Mrs. Nettie R. Craven has again suf fered defeat in her battle for the millions of the late Senator James G. Fair of San Francisco. In a decision rendered the other day Judge Troutt holds that she is not the widow of the deceased millionaire and is not entitled to any allowance out of his estate. Judge Troutt declares the lieneil deeds and the alleged will convey ing to Mrs. Craven much of the late Senator’s estate forgeries. Costly Wedding Presents. William B. Leeds of New York, chair man of the American Tinplate Company, whose wife secured a divorce in thirty minutes in Chicago, was married two days later, and gave his new wife half a million dollars’ worth of wedding gifts. She is the daughter of the treasurer of the Forest City Stone Company of Cleve li"d. Traces of Poison Is Found. The sudden death of Edward P. Her rick in Chicago, combined with the pre vious mysterious deaths of his wife and liis niece and the serious illness of his daughter-in-law, caused the police to in quire into the matter and developed the fact that there were traces of poison in the dead man’s stomach. May Be Vndree’a Balloon. The steamer Tees arrived at Victoria. B. r\, bringing a belated report of the sigh.ng of a balloon, presumably that of the missing Andree and his companion, near the mouth of the Mackenzie River in the winter of IS9B. The news is given in a letter written by a miner at Fort Yukon to a friend in Selkirk. Forty Sink with Worship. During the maneuvers of the French fleet off Cape St. Vincent a collision took place between the first-class battle-ship Bremms and the torpedo-boat destroyer Framee. The Framee sank immediately. Of the Framee's crew of fifty-six men fourteen were saved. Killed in a Train Wreck. The .Tauesville-Milwankee local on the Milwaukee road while pulling out of Janesville collided with a switch engine which was pulling five loaded cars of coal. Burt Schlatter, engineer, of Janes ville, and Gus A. Bondrath. fireman, both on passenger train, were killed. Myrtle M. Ross Sunk. The steamer Myrtle M. Ross, with a cargo of 300 tons of coal, consigned to the Windsor Ferry Company, sunk at her dock at Detroit. It is supposed a sea cock was left open. The crew escaped without accident. Responsibility of Common Carriers. The comptroller of the treasury has de cided that a common carrier is responsi ble for the loss of goods received by it, even though such goods are not accom panied by a bill of lading or shipping di rections. Miss Jessie Morrison Held. In Wichita. Kan., Miss Jessie Morison was again held for the murder of Mrs. Olin Castle at El Dorado on June 22. Her second preliminary hearing came up upon a writ of habeas corpus applied for by her lawyers. Shoots Wife and Himself. Asa result of a family quarrel Charles Dabor, (15 years old. shot and killed his wife in Chicago and thc-u tried to end his own life by shooting himself in the throat. Bank in Oklahoma Closes. Notice posted on the door of the bank of Kingfisher. Ok., announced that the bank was in the hands of the territorial commissioner. The reported liabilities are $61,000, assets $51,000. Stay of Proceedings Ordered. Pending an appeal Judge Allen nt Springfield, 111., ordered a stay of th proceedings by which the Louisville, Ev ansville and St. Louis road was to have been sold. Kills Friend to Wed. R, H. Ferrell, an ex-employe, confessed to having robbed an express car and killed the messenger near Columbus. Ohio, in order to secure money to pay for his wedding. Plot to Capture Roberta. Boer plot was discovered in Pretoria to kill all British officers and make Lord Roberts a prisoner. The ringleaders are in jail. Lynching iu Mississippi. Jack Betts, a negro, was lynched at Corinth, Miss. A mob took him from jail and hanged him to a telegraph pole on the public square. Yang-tann Taken by the Allies The signal office of the army at Wash ington ha* ttceived notice that the allies have captured Yang-tsun. sick Father Shoots Son. At Churubusco, Ind.. Isaac Bear was filled fall of shot by his father, Sol Bear, ind died instantly. The son was taking care of his father, who was supposed to be on his death bed. He got out of bed, grabbed a shotgun ' bile the son was attempting to get away it was dis charged, the entire contents entering the son’s abdomen. MRS. WU WAS IN GREAT PERIL. Wife of Chinese Minister and Compan ions Saved from Drowning. With wet feet, dampened garments and faint from fright, Mrs. Wu Ting Fang, wife of the Chinese minister, and six com panions were brought in off the water at Cape May, N. J.. after a narrow escape from drowning. Besides Mrs. Wu there were in the party her son, her two nephews, Mrs. A. Nesmith, Miss Ne smith and Mrs. Barnaud Hall. The fam ily of Minister Wu is spending the sum mer there. A sailing party was made up. and on the yacht Martha started out for a few hours on the water. The yacht was a considerable distance from shore when it was noticed by persons along the beach that all was not well on board. The frantic gesticulations of those on the boat were soon understood to be signals of distress, and a rowboat quickly put out from shore. It reached the yacht none too soon, for the latter had sprung a leak and was rapidly filling. KILLED BY BLOW’S FROM A FIST Toledo Saloonkeeper Arrested for the Death of Peter Rosenberg. Charles Pfeiffer, a saloon-keeper, is un der arrest in Toledo, Ohio, charged with having killed by two blows of his fist an employe of the Craig shipyards, Peter Rosenberg. Pfeiffer acknowledged strik ing the blows. The trouble started in Pfeiffer’s saloon, where Rosenberg had lost $7 at a dice game. Pfeiffer struck him twice with terrific force under the chin. Rosenberg dropped to the floor. Three men carried the victim out and tried to restore consciousness, but failed Becoming frightened, they carried the body to a vacant lot, it is claimed, where they threw it among some weeds. Three it was discovered. SUICIDE DIES AMID FLAMES. Old Woman Saturates Her Clothes with Kerosene and Lights Them. The body of Mrs. Watkins, an old wo man living in Hamilton Township, Mich igan, was found in the woods, wlere she had been cremated. She left the house in the morning to gather berries. A search was made and late in the aftex - - noon her body was found some distance from the house. She had poured kero sene on her clothing and then set it afire. 3’he jug in which was the kerosene and matches were found a short distance from the body. Suicide was evidently her intent. It is thought she was insane. Her son was sent to Kalamazoo asylum a few days ago. Two Hundred Slaughtered. Advices from Bitlis, Asiatic Turkey, say that 200 men, women and children have been massacred in the Armenian vil lage of Spaghank, in the district of Sas sun, by troips and Kurds under Ali Pasha, the commandant of Bitlis. lie is also said to.have ordered the village to be burned. A Way to Kill Himself. F. M. Renick of Falling Springs, W. Va., who was tired of life, ti*ied five times with poison to end his existence, but failed. Finally he leaped fifty feet from the dome of the statehouse in Co lumbus, Ohio, to the stone flagging in a court, and was dashed to death. Sale of the Harper Plant Another step in the plan to rehabilitate the old publishing firm of Harper & Brothers was taken when the big plant was sold under foreclosure, being bid in by Colonel Harvey as agent of the re ceiver, the Morton Trust Company. The sale includes the entire property. Panic at King’s Bier. Many persons were injured iu a panic at Rome during the passing of the funeral cortege of the late king. Think ing that an attempt was being made to assassinate Victor Emmanuel, the princes surrounded him with drawn swords. Like the Cronin Mystery. Two children, romping on the side streets of Mount Auburn, Cincinnati, made ghastly discovery in a sewer eatcli basin. It was the body of a dead man, with his head literally beaten to a jelly. There is no positive dew to his identity. Chicago Carpenters Go to Work. Backbone of long labor war in Chi cago has been broken by the action of carpenters in deserting unious for em ployment under the members of the Con tractors’ Council, who promise to pay union scale. Exposition for Seattle. Seattle is to hold an international ex position in 1904 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formal taking possession of the Pacific northwest by the noted explorers, Lewis and Clarke. Train (io Through a Bridge. An engine > ,a1 caboose on the Big Four road went through a bridge near Mound City, IU. One man was killed and four others injured. Attempted Poisoning in Paris. An attempt was made to poison the Chinese minister at Paris by means of poisoned flowers. Kentucky .Miners Out on Strike. The miners at Pittsburg, Ky., are out on a strike, caused by the discharge of one of the men by the company. Li to Sne for Peace. Li-Hung-Chang has been named by China to negotiate with the powers for peace. Knocked Oat by Fit*. Gus Rahlin was knocked out in the sixth round of his fight with ex-Champion Bob Fitzsimmons in New York. Chief Justice Russell Dies. Baron Russell of Killowen, lord chief justice of Eugland. is dead. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime. $3.00 to $5.90; hogs, shipping grades, $3.00 to $5.25; sheep, fair to choice. $3.00 to $4.35; wheat, No. 2 red. Toe to 70c; corn. No. 2. 37c to 350; oats. No. 2,23 c to 24c; rye, No. 2. 48c to 4Sk; butter, choice creamery. 18c to 20c; eggs, fresh, 9c to 12c; potatoes. 29c to 33c per bushel. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping. $3.00 to $5.70; hogs, choice light, $5.00 to $5.42; sheep, common to prime. $3.00 to $4-00: wheat. No. 2,74 cto 75c; corn. No. 2 white, 41c to 42c; oats. No. 2 white, 20c to 27c. St. Louis—Cattle. $3 25 to $5.80; hoc*. $3.00 to $5.35; sheep. $3.00 to $4.50; wheat. No. 2,70 cto 71c; corn. No. 2 yellow, 3le to 37c; oats. No. 2,20 cto 21c: rye, No. 2. 48c to 49c. Cincinnati—Cattle. $3.00 tc $5.10; hogs. $3.00 to $5.50; sheep. $3.00 to $4.25. wheat. No. 2,76 cto 77c; corn. No. 2 mist'd, 40c to 41c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 23c to 25c; rye. No. 2. 55c to 56c. Detroit—Cattle. $2.50 to $5.70; hogs. $3.00 to $5.45: sheep. $3.00 to s4."><i: wheat. No. 2. 77c to 78c; corn. No. 2 yellow. 41c to 42c; oats. No. 2 white. 24c to 25e; rye, 51e to 52c. Toledo —Wheat. No. 2 mixed. 77c to 78c; corn. No. 2 .nixed. 39c to 40c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 2lc to 22c; rye. No. 2,50 c to 51c; clover seoS, prime. $5.05 to $5.40. Milwaukee —Wheat. No. 2 northern. 74c to 75c; corn. No. 3.39 cto 40c; oats, No. 2 white, 24c to 25c; rye. No. 1, oOc to 51c; barley, No. 2,47 cto 48c; pork, mess. $ll.OO to $11.70. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers, $3.00 to 55.80: hoc*, fair to prim*-. $3.00 to $5.55: sheep, fair to choice, $3.25 to $4.75; lambs, common to extra. S4.UO to SO.OO. New York—Cattle. $3.25 to $5.93: hogs, $3.00 to $5.85; sheep. $3.00 to $4.73; wheat. No. 2 red. Sic to 82c; corn. No. 2, 42c to 43c; oats. No. 2 white, 28c to 29c; butter, creamery, 17c to eggs, west ern, 15c to 17c. COST OF A CAMPAIGN. BIG SUMS SPENT BY THE TWO GREAT PARTIES. Political Spellbinders, Literature and Canvassers Are the Committees’ Moat Expensive Items—Modern Campaign W’ork and Methods. — i Chicago correspondence: Few people realize the enormous amount of money that will be expended in electing a Px-esideut of the United States this year. In the campaign of 1890 upward of $25,000,000 was used and it is believed that more money will be expended this year. Unless one could get behind the scenes and account for the bulk of this vast sum few probably would believe that so many millions could be used by the politicians in so short a time. With each succeeding Presidential elec tion it has become easier and easier for for the managers on both sides to use money bounteously. This does not mean that there is to be a wholesale de bauchery of voters. No one knows just vhat proprotion of the $25,000,000 will r < to purchasable voters. It is known, however, that only a comparatively small part of the total will be used in this way. All kinds of politicians agree that the two National had at least $5,000,000 to spend in the fight four years ago, and the same authorities are unanimous in declaring that the two committees will have fully as much this year. For every dollar that the National Committees spend it is a conservative es timate that the State Committees of the two parties will spend four, and this will make up the total of $25,000,000 that the election will cost. Where So Mach Money Goes. To show where so much money goes, a study of the cost of campaign speeches alone is very instructive. Each National Committee spends at least $500,000 for speeches, and the State Committees spend ten times as much more. This is one item of $1,000,000. The Republican Na tional Committee this year will send out 2,500 speakers from the New York head quarters and 3,000 speakers from the headquarters in Chicago. The Democrats will send out an equal number. These speakers cost on an average sllO a week, that sum including salaries to the spell binders and an expense allowance of $8 a day. Some of the campaign speakers receive salai-ies as high as $250 a week, while other are content with $25 a week and their expenses. The average cost of the speakers to the committee is sllO a week, and they are on the stump eight weeks. While the National Committee THE TWO OPPOSING POLITICAL GENERALS. SENATOR MARK A. HANNA. HON. JAMES K. JONES. Manager of the Republican national cam- Manager of the Democratic national cam paign. paign. of each party thus will have 5,500 speak ers out, the various State Committees will have ten times as many more on the stump. The salaries of speakers en gaged by the State Committees may be less than those paid by the national man agers, but the State Committees have to pay the rental of all the buildings in which campaign meetings are held. This item adds tremendously to the total. , One of the most expensive items in the campaign next to the speakers is that of printing and stationery. For this each National Committee spends at least $500,000. The number and size of docu ments sent out have increased with each campaign, until this year it is expected that the McKinley and the Bryan man agers each will send out no less than 100,000,000 documents. Before the Gar field-Hancock campaign was half over the Republican and Democrats had sent more than 12,000,000 documents, and this style of campaigning has become more popular with each Presidential contest. The bulk of this matter is sent by ex press to the chairmen of the various State Committees for distribution. A great deal of it goes free, being franked from Washington. Speeches delivered in Congress by Republicans and Democrats constitute a large part of the campaign matter, and Republicans and Democrats alike take advantage of this opportunity to get to the voters speeches favorably to their side of the contest. Each Na tional Committee sends out 5,000,000 but tons and 5.000,000 lithographs, al 1 of which are distributed through the State chairmen of the two parties. Work of National Chairmen. Senator Hanna and Senator Jones, the respective chairmen of the two great po litical parties, are organizing machinery for the campaign of 1900 as complete and substantial as though they expected never to do anything else but elect Presi dents. If they were organizing hundred year Presidential clubs they could net be ( nrMOCRATiC \ STERCOPTiCOM 1 REPUBL ,cAf 4 Bf m —’C] PnOMOSSAPH Hi gP [ 1 more thorough and systematic. The na tional chairman maps ont the work and divides great responsibilities among bis immediate assistants. They ic turn di vide their work so that a dozen or twenty or one hundred men will look after the details. These men in turn assign im portant tasks to hundreds of party work ers under them. After the campaign is well under way the minor workers report to their superiors as a lieutenant is the army reports to his captain. The captain in turn reports to his major, the major to his colonel and the colonel to his gear eral. Senator Hanna or Senator Jones, as the case may be. When a situation arises down the line that threatens trou ble Senator Hanna or Senator Jones hears of it and devises some plan for di verting the danger. He then directs his subordinates to see that the plan is tried and requires full explanations for failure. While the national chairmen are very busy devising plans for success, they also find time to raise the bulk of the cam paign funds. They delegate to others the task of selecting and sending out cam paign literature, engaging and assigning speakers, receiving callers and answering correspondence and studying reports on conditions in the various States. Speak ers are told the subjects on which they may talk, and they are directed as to how they shall handle their subjects. If it is found that a certain line of argument is received with disfavor in a certain I If.S.ARMY-/OO'OOO. ARMY or CAMPAIGN 1 osAToas €6.000. State the speakers in that State are warned to shift their arguments in ac cordance with new instructions. No feature of the campaign is watched by the national chairmen more closely than the preliminary and final canvass of the voters. Both parties will soon have under way a canvass of every voting pre cinct. This will show in a general way how many of the voters favor Bryan and how many favor McKinley, l't will also show who of the voters are doubtful, who are inclined to favor Bryan and who lean toward McKinley. The taking of this canvass costs a tremendous sum of money, but the party managers must have it in order to gauge tlite outlook. They soon discover where their own lines are weakest and where those of their adversaries are strongest. While steps are being taken to insure success at one point and to avert disaster at an- other, a second and final canvass is be gun. This usually is completed two weeks before election. By that time a large proportion of the doubtful voters have taken sides and can be classified. The result is a canvass which shows with fair clearness the probable result of the election. Once again the managers of the parties search for the important weak spots, deciding the points at which to do the hardest work in the closing days of the campaign. Some New Methods This Year. Some novel campaign methods will be resorted to by the two parties this year. The Republicans already have adopted the plan of sending out a large number of phonographs, which will be used in small places. Eloquent party speakers, like Representative Dolliver, of lowa, and Representative Dalzell, of Pennsyl vania, have been making speeches into these machines. The Democrats, on the other hand, will make free use of stere opticons. James K. McGuire, chairman of the Democratic State Committee of New York, already has arranged to give Democratic stereopticon exhibitions all over the State. He will send out these shows on a schedule in every respect similar to that made by a theatrical man ager "who puts a show “on the road.” As the campaign develops it is certain that other novel features will be adopted. Flags, maps, wateheharms, pins, and other articles are under consideration by both campaign committees. But, as here tofore, the chief dependence will be placed in the eloquence of the “spell binders” and the convincing logic of cold type. CHINA AND THE POWERS. The Atlantic Journal has compiled these important dates in Chinese affairs: 1842—Treaty of Nankin names certain open ports and cedes Hong Kong to the British. 1851—Taeping rebellion breaks out under the pretender Tien Teh. 1858— British and French allied forces pro ceed toward Peking and take Pel Ho porta. June—Treaty of Tientsin guarantees free dom of trade and toleration of Christianity. 1859 United States Envoy Ward arrives at Peking and concludes commercial treaty Nov. 24. 1860— Anglo-French expedition. Allies take Taku forts, with loss of 500, march to Pe king, which surrenders on Oct. 12. New treaty signed Oct. 24. November—Russia concludes treaty, with Russia obtaining free trade and territories. 1864 —Cordon's success against Taeplngs. 1868--Chinese embassy, headed by Anson Burlingame, received at Washington and treaty signed. 1870—Massacre at Tientsin of many French Roman Catholics and converts. 1876 First railway In China opened (elev en miles) at Shanghai. 1877 Decrees of equal right to Chinese Christians. 1880—New treaties with the United State* signed. 1887— General proclau.atlou for protection of Christian missionaries and converts. 1888— Railway from Tientsin to Taku opened. 1891—Anti-European riots: emperor de crees protection for foreigners; diplomatic protests: Britain. France, Germany, and United States unite; Chinese violence. In surrection in Mongolia and northern China against foreigners, and native Christians suppressed after much slaughter. 1894 — War with Japan. 1895 Treaty with Japan cede* Formosa. 1897 Germans seize port of Klao Chou on account of murder of two missionaries. 1898— January—Germany obtains ninety nine years' lease of district of Klao Chou, la Shantung. March—Rnss'a obtains lease of Port Ar thur and Tallenwan and territories for twenty-tive years. April—Britain obtains lea =e of We! Hal Wei for period coternilßoos with Russia’s occupation of Port Arthur. France obtains nicety-nine years* lease of Bay of Kwang-CUau-Wan, in southeast China. 1899 — Dowager empress resumes regency and favors reactionary ministers. Powers send marines to Peking to project legal’ >ns. 1900— Boxer agitation against foreign..*■. Told is a Few Line*. A young man in Auburn, Me., to play a joke on his barber, paid bim thirty-Sve old-fashioned cents. Later the barber sold one of the coins for $35. During the last five years more than 500.000.000 babr lobsters were hatched by ihe fish commission, and "’planted” in New England waters. The coat of hatch ing and planting 100.000,000 young lob sters is about SIO,OOO. PEACE OFFER MADE. CHINESE DYNASTY BEGINS TO DISPLAY ALARM. Wants the Advance on Pekin Stopped, Preferring Diplomacy to Foreign Bayonets lmperial Edict Naming Li-Hnnc-Chong as Peuce Envoy. Washington special: Acting Secretary of State A dee on Sun day received from the Chinese minister. Mr. Wu. a copy of an imperial edict ap pointing Li Hung Chang envoy plenipo tentiary, with instructions to propose at once by telegraph to the governments of the several powers concerned the imme diate cessation of hostile demonstrations pending negotiations which he is author ized to conduct lor the settlement of ques tions arising out of the present troubles. A reply has been returned to the Chi nese government, through Mr. Wu, in which the United States declines to mod ify its policy and further insists upon the conditions specified by the President in bis letter of July 23 in reply to the Em peror’s appeal for mediation. These con-J ditions were three in number, and twjj have been granted—the assurance of tjfl safety of the ministers and the restdHf tion nf fnv communication between aiul their governments. The third. tmH the authorities aid the relief expedition in liberating legationers, may be granted, and then the United States will be ready to listen to the peace proposals of LI Iluug Chang. The State Department, besides sending this reply to China, fur nished copies of it to the various govern ments of Europe and to Japan. The great Chinese statesman is practi cally given carte blanche by his Emperor to conduct the entire peace program and the settlement of the terms whereby the various powers are t<> be satisfied for in juries and damage. The edict follows: “In the present conflict between Chi nese and foreigners there has been some misunderstanding on tiie part of foreign nations, and also a want of proper man agement on the part of some of the local authorities. A clash of arms is followed by calamitous results and causes a rup ture of friendly relations, which will ul timately do no good to the world. We hereby appoint Li Hung Chang as our envoy plenipotentiary, with instructions to propose at once by telegraph to the governments of the several powers con cerned for immediate cessation of hostile demonstrations pending negotiations, which he is hereby authorized to conduct for our part for the settlement of what ever questions may have to be dealt with. The questions are to be severally con sidered in a satisfactory manner, and the result of tlm negotiations reported to us for our sanction. Respect this."’ This edict "was forwarded by the privy council at Pekin under date of the 14th day of the seventh moon (Aug. 8) to Gov ernor Yuan at Tst Nan, who transmitted it on the 17th day of the same moon, Aug. 11, to the Tao Tai of Shanghai, by whom it was transmitted to Minister Wu Ting Fang, who received it on the night of the same day, Aug. 11. FUNERAL PARTY STRICKEN. Fast Train Kills Fifteen Pennsyl vania Mourners. Fifteen dead and several seriously hurt, some fatally, is the result of a grade-crossing accident, at Slatington, I*a., on the Lehigh and New England Railroad. Several families were wiped out of existence and many homes were rendered desolate. Out of a pnty of twenty-four only three escaped. The ac cident occurred about 5 o’clock. An om nibus, driven by a man named Peters, was returning to Slatington from a funer al the occupants had been attending at Cherrysville. The coach belonged to Henry Bittner, of Slatington, and the dead and injured were nearly all relatives of Sophia Sohoeffer, at whose obsequies they had been present. The train was a special, and consisted of an engine and one car. At the point at which the collision occurred there is a sharp curve in the road, and the omnibus came along at a good rate of speed, the occupants unconscious of any impending danger. As the vehicle swung around the curve the engine and car came in sight. It was too late to stop either the omnibus or the train, and, as the driver of the former whipped up the four horses to cross the track ahead of the train, the latter crashed into its middle. The occu pants were thrown in all directions, brnised and bleeding. The fifteen dead were killed outright. NEW WAR VESSEL lii SUNK. French Battleship Wreck.' Torpedo Boat Destroyer. The new French torpedo-boat lestroyer Framee lies at the bottom of the ocean off Cape St. Vincent, sunk by the first class battle-ship Brennus. Of the fifty nine men on board the Framee only four teen were saved. Among those lost are the captain, Mauduit du Plessix, and the second lieutenant and chief engineer. The cause of the disaster, which occurred dur ing naval maneuvers at night, was the misunderstanding of signals by the helms man on the F. - anme. At the tone of the accident, according to a dispatch from Admiral Fournier, he was g : ving to the Framee orders for the execution a difficult maneuver. These orders, according to custom, were being transmitted by luminous signals, the Brennus being slightly ahead of the Framee, which was closely following on the left. Suddenly there was a cry of warning on the battle-ship. It was seen that the Framee was approaching dan gerously near. Then came the disastrous mistake of the man at the wheel. In stead of steering twenty degrees to the left, at increased speed, as he had been ordered to. he put the helm in directly the other direction. This brought the Framee directly under the ram of the Brennns. Such was the 6peed of the latter that a collision couid not be averted. News of Minor Note. Hotel Virginia, New York, was dam aged $5,000 by fire. Gen. Joseph Wheeler has asked the War Department to assign him to duty in China. Acording to the recent census, the pop ulation of the Russian Empire is 129,- 200,000. For the second time blight has so af fected sugar beets in San Joaquin Coun ty, Cal., that scarcely half a crop is ex pected. The worst famines of modern times were the famine in Ireland in 1840-7, in which 1.000.000 people perished; the In dian famine of 1800, which claimed 1,- 450,000 victims; the Indian famine Of 1877. in which 500,000 people perished, and the great famine in China in, 1878, in which 9.500.000 died. An American woman, Miss Harriet C. Fay. is ehaperouing a party of eight young Mexican women, lately graduated, who are making a tour of the United States for the purpose of examining the schools. The State of Vera Cruz pays all the expenses. They have visited St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo, New York and Boston. In a Northampton fMass.) paint s*ip the other day a bolt of lightning struck the root of the building and flying to the room where Mr. Bouchier was painting a window set it afire without at all in juring the painter, who put the fire out with his brush. The entire number of pupils in all schools, public and private, last year in this country was 16, I GSi,fVI3, out of an estimated population of 72,737,100. There are 101.058 young men and wo men in the unhrersitiea and colleges; 54,- 231 in school* of law, medicine and the ology: 67,538 in normal school*, 70.950 in business school*, 23.501 in reform school* and 97,737 in kindergarten*. TWO BANDITS ARE KILLEP. Union Pacific Train Robbers Slain by a Posse in Kansas. The two men who robbed n Union Pa cific train in Colorado and killed a pas senger were surounded by officers Friday morning three miles east of GS|>dlaud, Kan. In the battle which enflS and one of the robbers was shot to pice fit The other was burned to death in J. B. Itiggs, owner of the Commercial Hotel of Goodiaud, and George Cullins. members of the posse, were severely wounded, and another of the pursuing party, name unknown, was wounded! slightly. The Union Pacific Kansas train was robbed between tion ami Hugu, Coin, i.i ing. and NY. J. Fay. in resisted, was killed hers. The robbers at on out from Goo^ h'Jp fr o i k e J pa a ■ 4jaMHHHßß|maMlstaia nf s.vr •; \\ " rgo Cu'.bns. II C '"1 'Hp and re\ n'.\ ors. "ei.i •' or ®!C:c’Hrtholomew place. Walker and HSrwere the first to dismount, and pro sfiHped to the house. One of the robbers sight of them and gave the alarm, mfalker a moment later began kicking on the door, and then came a volley of shots from inside. The remaining members of the posse quickly lined up around the house, and for ten minutes bullets whirred at a lively rate. The robbers re turned the fire strongly, and Riggs soon fell, hit in the breast and back. One of the robbers then jumped through a win dow and made off in the smoke. Before he hac gone half a dozen steps he fell in his tricks shot to death. Cullins was shot in the back nnd seriously wounded. While the posse were removing Cullins the lone robber made his way to an old kitchen near by and barricaded the door. Meanwhile some men, by crawling through a cornfield, got to a shed near the house and threw two railroad fuses into the kitchen setting it on tire. CROP REPORT FOR AUGUST. Agricultural Department Issues Its Monthly Statement. The August report of the statistician of the department of agriculture shows the following averages of condition upon Aug. 1: Corn. 87.5; spring wheat, 5(1.4; oats, 85.0; barley, 71 .G; spring rye, 70.0; buckwheat, 87.9; potatoes, 88.2; timothy hay, 79.9. The average condition of corn declined 2 points during July and cn Aug. 1 it was 2.4 points lower than nt the corresponding date last year, but .5 point higher than on Aug. 1, 1898, and 1.3 points above the mean of August av erages for the last ten years. The con ditions in the principal States are as fol lows; Ohio nnd Indiana, 98; Illinois, 90; Town, 105; Missouri. 1)0: Kansas, 71; and Nebraska. 85. During July there was an improvement of 8 points in Ohio, 9 in Indiana, 4 in Illinois and 3 in lowa. On the other hand there was a decline of 2 points in Missouri, S in Nebraska and 22 in Kansas. The average condition of spring wheat improved 1.2 points during July, but on Aug. 1 it was 27.2 points lower than at the corresponding date last year, 40.1 points lower than on Ang. 1. 1898. nnd 27.8 points below the mean of the August averages for the last ten years. The con ditions in the principal States are as fol lows: Minnesota, 58; North Dakota,*2s; South Dakota, 49; Nebraska, 04; lowa, 91. During July there was an improve ment of 10 points in Minnesota, 5 points in South Dakota and 1 point in lowa. On the other hand there was a decline of 5 points in North Dakota and 2 points iu Nebraska. The average condition of oats declined .5 point during July and on Aug. 1 it was 5.8 points lower than at the corre sponding time last year, but .8 point higher than on Aug. 1. 1898. nnd 'IJ points nlwvo the moan of the August av erages for the last ten years. The aver age condition of cotton on Aug. 1 was 7G, ns compared with 75.8 on July 1, 1900. 84 on Aug. 1, 1899, 91.2 on Aug. 1, 1898, and 85.3 the mean of the August averages of the last ton years. The average condition of potatoes de clined 3.1 points during July. Or: Aug. 1 it was 4.8 points lower than at the cor responding date last year, but 4.3 points higher than on Aug. 1. 189.8, and 2.2 points above the mean of the August averages for the last two years. The average Conditions of barley de clined 4.7 points during July and on Aug. 1 was 22 points lower than at the corre sponding date last year, 7.7 points lower than on Aug. 1, 1898, nnd 13.7 points be low the mean of the August averages of the last ten years. BOER PLOT IS FOUND. Discovery of n Fclienie to Make Lor<l Roberts a Prisoner. A plot to seize General Roberts nnd to shoot as many as possible of the British officers in Pretoria was discovered, and ten men charged with complicity arrest ed. Everything was prepared in the plot to make Lord Roberts a prisoner and shoot the British officers and the con spiracy was only discovered at the last moment. The conspirators numbered about fifteen. They had planned to sot fire to the houses in the extreme western part of the city, hoping that the troops would be concentrated there. The plan was that then the conspirators were forcibly to enter all houses occupied by British officers, these having been pre viously marked, and to kill the occupants. AH the Boer sympathizers were ac quainted with the plot and several had been told off to secure the person of lx>rd Roberts and to hurry with him to the nearest commando. Horses had been ob tained for this purpose. Then the Brit ish learned the names of the ringleader*, who were put under arrest. This plot is regarded as part of the conspiracy, of which the recent Johan nesburg rising was tbe first indication. The plot included a number of tbe towns people, who were in communication with the enemy. General De Wet, the Boer commander, who. according to the English correspon dents. was certain to be captured by the British, who bad throw n an unbreakable cordon around liim, has succeeded in crossing the Vaal River, nnd, according to the report, a large part of his force have made good their escape and rear-hed Buffel’s Hoek. This and That. Nellie O. Blair of St. Louis killed her self in Chicago. A ne v street car company is being pro moted in St. Louis. Ohio iniddle-of-the-road Populists will not put up a State ticket. Several Chicago boys playing Boxer* were stabbed and bruised. Margaret .1. Hiliiard. Chicago. ge"> di vorce from W. P. and $12,000 alimony. Fish are dying in French Mrea ms from hot weather. Much typhoid in Paris. Deaths from sunstroke average twenty daily. In a boxing match between George Green and Paddy Purtell, at Tacoma. Wash., Green knocked out Purtell in six C&nr.Ax. Ncrth German Lloyd Steamship Com pany, New York. pla * its In-- in the Hoboken disaster at $2,250,090, nearly covered by insurance. E. Thnmpsot.. B-.-ton. f* !! sixty feet from a roof and lauded upon Jacob Mus* eovitz. Thompson walked home. The other man had to Ik- hauled. Among the exhibit* sent to the Paris Exposition from Mexico is r,n air com pressor by * poor Mexican mechanic of Toluca. It is said to be of great econom ic value. Afejj^York.—Midsummer dullness in all different markets. General slows up somewhat at this year, and the Stock Exchange KSmnin is simply a reflection of this Kfate of comparative inactivity. N<* portnnt change in conditions is likei,, Be fore the middle of next month, when mer chants will begin to make preparations for the early fall season. There is a mor* confident sentiment in commercial cir cles. This is not due from the growing belief that prices have at last reached bed-rock, which hr.s resulted in a better inquiry for goods. The situation in re spect to crops is also hopeful. For thi* reason merchants are all looking forward to a satisfactory fall trade. Dullness ha been the only feature of the 6tock mar ket. The volume of business has been too light throughout the week to give prices any decided tendency in either di rection. Chicago.—The price of wheat tended moderately upward during the week, and showed a slight improvement at the close of Saturday’s session as compared with its value at the end of the week previous. The firmness thus indicated was chiefly due to heavy rains and comparatively cold weather in Europe just ns harvest was well under way, and resulted in the re ceipt of heavy buying orders from ths importing countries. No new light has been thrown upon the vexed question of the actual total of this season’s domestic wheat production in the crop report of the national agricultural bureau. It did not include any reference to the extent of the reported damage to winter wheat, but as far as It went confirmed the report of the previous month as to the seriousness of the loss to spring wheat by the long drought that prevailed in the Dakotas and Minnesota. The size nnd excellence of the Kansas wheat crop is attested by the heavy volume of the deliveries and the eager competition for their possession between the home und foreign millers, Kansas is the main present source of supply, and for a month to come, at least, should be able to hold in check th® bullishness arising from crop failures In other parts of the country, unless fur ther damage should overtake the crops of the United Kingdom and Europe. Heat and dry weather have reduced by two points since July 1 the promise of the corn crop, nnd a further continuation of such weather threatens additional de terioration. ALLIES FIRE ON AMERICANS. Awfill Blunder During the Fighting ut Yuiig-tauu. A dispatch from Yang-tsun, via Che Foo and Shanghai, tells of n terrible blunder that occurred during the Ynng tsun battle that nearly wiped out the Fourteenth United States Infantry. Dur ing the night, while the English and Rus sians were shelling the Chinese trenchi-e* the Fourteenth was brought into position, ready to storm one of the Chinese trenches. They were observed in the deep darkness by the Russians, who took them for a body of Chinese, nnd immedi ately turned their guns upon the Ameri cans. The Americans, thinking they - ■■ • TEMPLE OF THK QttEAT HELL. were being attacked by Chinese, fought back, until someone of the Americans discovered the awful mistake that was being made and they ceased firing, but the English and Russians kept it up un til an American rushed into their iineo, in the fuce of a deadly fire and stopped the maiming of his men. Ten Ameri cans were wounded, some of them very seriously, before the mistake waa discov ered. In the fighting that night ten Ameri cans were killed nnd fifty-five wounded. The British bad fifty wounded und the Russians ten, including a colonel. The fighting lasted for four hours. The Chi nese lines extended from the raiiwny bridge eastward three milt's. It is esti mated that they numbered 20,W0. The ltu. sinus, British, and all the American!* were engaged. KILLS FRIEND TO WED. Cowardly Mnrderer of Express Wet* nc-nKt-r Lane I* “aught. What promised to le the greatest mur der mystery in the history of tbe Adam* Express Company was solved unexpect edly. when Charles R. 11. Ferrell, an ex employe, confessed to having murdered Charles Lane, a messenger, and robbed an express car on the Panhandle, near Milford Center, Ohio. Love for hi* sweet heart and an ambition to provide her wftj* the necessary funds to purchuse an elab orate wedding outfit prompted Ferrell to shoot down his old friend and companion in cold blood .and rob the safe of hi* former employers. Ferrell was arrested while sitting in a doorway with his sweet heart, Miss Lillian Costello, a well-known young woman, at her home in a fashion able part of Columbus, Ohio. Ferrell wax to have been married soon to Miss Costello. He bad been discharged from the employment of the Adams Ex press Company three mouth* ago and had not been able to secure employment. The slayer confessed that tbe motive of thn robbery was to secure money, of which he felt in great need on account of bin approaching marriage. The money se cured he had given to Miss Costello to keep for him. saying that it was money be bad saved from his earning*. The Pennsylvania express, leuring Cin cinnati at 8 p. rn. Thursday, was robbed before the train reached Columbus, and Expreft* Messenger Lane was found dead In hi* car when the train reached th* Ohio capital city. The *o!e survivor of the expedition of 1847 for the relief of G n. Zachary Try* lor in tbe City of Mexico is James 9. Barker, of Missouri. He rode frdm Mis souri to Austin, Texas, on horseback ,'b enlist. Complaints continue to come fro m Af rica of the systematic and prodigal de struction of great game. A correspon dent writes to London from Beira. in Portuguese East Africa to say that un less some prompt action i* taken th* dis trict through which the Umbali Railroad pass*r will soon be denuded of tbe tml malc life which abounded upon it a littlw while ago. More than 6.000,000 persons in India ore still receiving government aid, but the condition is slightly improved by thn rains in some sertioas. The kissing bug ha* invaded the City sf Mexico. _ ..