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Hanna for Present.
It is broadly stated that Perry S. ikeath is still -rooting” for Senator Hanna for nest Fresideut. Mr. Hanna, •tLougb be has a commanding influence with Heath, does no* appear to be put tipg bis foot on the brake lever. Mr. Hanna hasn't much false modesty. He -would no doubt like to bear the proud title of President of the United States, and do the business of the office at the same time. If the present reign In Re publican politics is to continue, and the ; Republicans are to carry the country j again in 1904, Mr. Hanna coiues pretty j near being the logical President. He is .a thorough believer in himself. Nobody ought to blame him for that. Self- re liance is one of the first qualities inci dent to success in life. Mr. llanna l>e ileves that success as the leader and -commander of the Republicans has ex cused, if not effaced, his record as a "“bad man” in politics. lie believes liimself personally vindicated in the re election of William McKinley. He is proud of the reception he lias had as a public speaker. It was believed that Mr. Hanna was solely a "business man” in politics as well as in affairs, and that he had no facility of expres sion. He demonstrated, though, in the campaign of last year that he was at least to be tolerated on the stump. At first he was a curiosity in that line, and possibly curiosity still has a large part in the desire to hear him; but he did very well. In the Senate last winter he made a speech on the ship-subsidy bill which, though in a bad cause, was im pressive and argumentative—probably /ar exceeding as a thoughtful and prac tical piece of speaking anything his col league, Mr. Foraker, ever accomplish ed, though he has the greater reputa tion as an orator. At the Republican State convention at Columbus this year Mr. Hanna laid down the party law "in good, set terms.” Of course he expand ed the sophistry that the prosperity of the coiyitry was due to the goodness and greatness of the McKinley admin istration. and gave notice that the Re publican parly would win on that plat form again, and continue to give the country prosperity and honor and con tentment. He did it well, though. Though his subject was trite there was .a flavor of Immediate inspiration iu it that did not characterize the studied •phrases of Senator Foraker, who was the other orator of the occasion, and who also went over the ground of pros perity ns a result of Republican true goodness. Mr. Hanna has certainly demonstrat 'd a quality ns a party commander, and dias cut a prominent figure in the Uni i (>■< States Senate. lie has been pre eminent in connecting himself with •those who can inflate the campaign treasury. If the political styles that have been in vogue for the last five years are to he still potent Mr. Hanna Is the logical Republican candidate for President if he wants to t>e. He is more than logical, lie can simply go in and take Mie prize. Occasionally tl ore are intimations *har Mr. Hanna 1? in a bodily condition j that would preclude the idea of the Presidency. We have been hearing these stories, however, for five years, and the patient ..cents to be more than -holding Ids ow;y” The Senator gets a little “fainty” occasionally, but Ids ties of sickness would not be uoticed in a. person of less prominence. Keep an eye oj on for him. Look out for llanna if the present drift in poli ties continues. Of course, if the can vas of 11(04 is to ae a poor man’s eam lnign Mr. llanna nor no nth*- Kepubll *nn will have * chance.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Maj. McKi.tley'* Lottery. Nearly two hutdred thousand poor devils have gut tered on the ludiau lauds which the President will open for settlement to-morrow. Thirteen tfiousand of them only can secure homes. The other ISTdXHt are doomed to bitter disappointment. An army twice the size of the imperial force in ihe Philippines is eunping rtuud about jhe reservation in hunger. Destitution stares this great it ist in tl'.fc face and -armed troops menace the wretches who had hoped to find chance to toil. All Vxeept the lucky LI.OOO are to be or dered out. Hut where shall they go? They will he trespassers wherever they may he driven by tjteir pov.*.*ty or by Federal bayonets. Vet ther-i is room > enough for all of tho.n aml for more ou site Laud which has* thus beeu put In She way of a lucky f*v. Ou the basis of Belgium's population per square mile there is room on nigh on these 3.- i*s( square miles of r! dt sell for 1.950.- 4)00 persons twenty times the number of all w ho have rushed to take their -chances a tlits grand yet pitiful grab. Uncle Sam might dispose of hist do main on a better basis than that of a lottery in which there U but one chance In fifteen for a prize. If the public land of the country belongs to all the people of the country—and that is the accepted theory we cannot see by what right the Presbicut fixes up a scheme whereby It fall* Into the baud • ufa few at merely nominal figures. Why should not those who want to use the land pay the rest of us for the exclusive privilege of so soing? Mhy should not the rights of the rest of us tv considered and conserved? These lands have a value. This value does -not belong to the 13.000 lucky ones who will grab it. It does belong to the •community. Aud it could be taken in the form of a tax in lieu of all other taxes with absolute justice to all con - corned Johnstown Democrat. Tariff Certain of Attack. That the tariff question is to be ao active subject for consideration by Con gress is hardly a matter of doubt. The Philadelphia manufacturers, the Home Market Club aud the Protective Tariff League may fight against the demau la for a change, but a large and powerful clement In the Republican party will join In a demand for free raw mate rial*. if nothing more, while the Demo crats will be ready to fight on old line*. Ti;o nee-. ssity of a reduction in the rev- i enufs will also have great weight. The fiscal year Is closing with an uncom fortably large surplus, and so great is the increase In trade that a Mg balance fvromises to remain to the government'* a-red.t on July 1. 190 C. The petty re duction of war taxes will not offset the economies to be effected by the with drawal of troops from the Philippines and Cuba, and the constant growth of Internal receipts. Such a surplus would be a menace aud would encourage fur ther extravagance in pensions. If in no other direction. There Is likewise the that it is necessary to open up foreign markets to our expanding man ufactures. and this operates without re spect to party. The fact that trusts are encouraged by the Dingley tariff is the final ar gument for revision, and this will not down at the sneering of protectionists. The case against the tariff from this point is very’ strong and demonstrates itself, as Prof. W. G. Sumner shows in an article on “The Economics of Trusts.” He discusses the trusts con servatively, but points out conclusively how the protective tariff aids these great industrial consolidations. He says: •-The protective tariff surrounds the ‘home market’ with a tax-barrier to ex clude foreign products which are enu merated in it. All the industries which i produce the enumerated articles are artificial monopolies, or may be made such by combining all the establish ments in each line. If they are not combined, but compete with each other, they may, and often do, waste all the advantage which the law offers them. They, therefore, have the strongest in ducement to combine, and this induce ment is heightened by the fact that if they combine they can use the home market up to the limit of production of fered them, and can sell the surplus In a sacrifice market outside. The tariff then acts as a great bounty on exports, and the larger the exportation of pro tected commodities the greater the gift which the domestic consumers are giv ing to foreign consumers. The difficul ty of managing a protected industry is greatly lessened when it Is brought into this form. The protective system, therefore, exerts a constant pressure on all the industries affected by it to drive them into the trust form.” Such reasoning as tills cannot be con troverted. The people demand that if we must have trusts they are not to be protected from competition from abroad at the same time they are unloading their surplus stocks on foreign mar kets.—Courier-Journal. Our Soldiers Abroad. The Manila Times is an imperialist oritiamme of civilization which flickers in the wind of certain manifestr#ioas which it is forced to witness under the benign rule of the Taft satrapy. Among other things it has seen and has been compelled to note was a long proces sion of military prisoneil marching through the streets amid the Jeers of the people to whom we have carried • .nailing and blessing.” A Manila cor respondent tells us about these and about 725 ex-soldie*s who were wait ing to get out of the country. “Each day’s delay in the sailing ot a transport which can take them,” says this corre spondent. “renders their position more and mere difficult. There are to sail on the transport Indiana, to-morrow, 190 military prisoners who were taken out of Kilbid penitentiary. This large num ber of convicts has attracted considera ble attention, especially as sixty-two more military prisoners still remain in this prison, and those going include the commissary sergeants, Meston, Wood cock and Wilson, who were recently convicted of stealing supplies from the goverment.” Referring to these prison ers and to the spectacle they presented to the heathen, the Manila Times, with a pathetic note in its protest, says: "The march of the prisoners from Bil bid to tke quay was made in broad day light, all of the prisoners being shackled one to the other. Some of the men took the ordeal sullenly, and walked with hanging head, while others passed by wearing a look of indifference and even contempt. Not a few were heard to re mark that they didn’t care, they were going back to ‘God's country.’ The spectacle of the march caused a stand still in the traffic of the streets through which the procession passed. The com ments excited among the American and European onlookers by the strange and somewhat degrading sight, were uot favorable to the mode of transportation adopted, or the manner in w'hieh the men were paraded in full daylight. Sev eral of the American speectators said it was a shame and a disgrace to walk the prisoners in full daylight through a crow*! of gaping and curious Chinese and Filipinos. They thought we should make an effort to hide our shame, both for the sake of the criminals and the name and reputation of the United States. It was believed such a sight could not but be demoralizing on the : masses of the governed." Fathers and mothers wno are think -1 ittg of sending their boys out in pursuit of duty and destiny should consider this picture of the American soldier on a foreign shore and of the service he is doing the cause of civilization and re | iigion as he marches “through a crowd | of gaping and curious Chinese and Fili pinos." With shackles upon Aem and with the broad light of day illuminating their sullen or indifferent faces these evangels of liberty might well bring traffic to a standstill in the streets where Spanish soldiei* were wont to parade; and it is little wonder that Eu ropean spectators paused to make ri bald comments to shrinking Americans. ; —Johnstown Democrat. Smell and Metals. Some metals have a very much more pronounced smell than others. The smell of tin especially when newly cut, is unmistakable, but it is a moot point whether gold or platinum has auy smell That could be recognised by human ol factory organs. Of the tarer metals uranium and all its compounds give the strongest smell and this go es us the reason why metals should have an odor. Uranium is always giving off what are known as the Beoquerel rays, consisting of streams of excessively minute "corpuscle*." Fines In New York. The tines collected in New York po lice courts last year amoun. xl to S7S,- 057; In ISSM the total was $100,337. Prior to the establishment of the jve ent Board of City Magistrates the av erage annual collections were from $30,000 to $45,000 In ISO3 tie total collections from fines amounted to $37,- 135. The Hanna soft coal combine has been formed, with Daniel R. Hanna. s j of Senator Hanna, as president Democrats and Republicans alike will have to suffer when winter cornea aad the trust begins to get in its work. Backing up civil government by bay onets is perhaps the best Republicans can do in the Philippines, but it is not the kind of civil government that the United States has hitherto boasted of. Red. the ruby, symbolises passion, ere. and divine lev* SCORES LOST AT SEA* STEAMER ISLANDER STRIKES AN ICEBERG AND SINKS. Boilers of Ship Explode as She Goe9 Down, Killinc Many Who Might Have Escaped—Accident Off Douglas Island, Alaska, Kills Sixty-five. The steamer Islander, the flagship of the Canadian Paeiiie Navigation fleet and the largest and fastest passenger steamer on the Victoria-Skagway route, collided with an iceberg off Douglas Isl and, Alaska, while on her way south with the largest number of passengers that she has carried since she was re placed on the run a few months ago, and sunk within fifteen minutes Capt. Foote, her master, and about sixty-five persons, including passengers and members of the crew, were drowned. To add to the horror of the terrible dis aster, her boilers exploded as she went down, causing the death of many of those who were struggling in the water. The survivors tell frightful stories of the panic that prevailed upon the ship after she struck the iceberg. Nearly all the passengers were asleep at the time. Many of them rushed frantically to the decks when they were aroused by the shock. A struggle for life preservers followed, in which a number of the voy agers were injured. Enough buoys were distributed, however, to save the lives of many who otherwise would have been lost. Among the lost are Mrs. Ross, the wife of the governor of Yukon Territory, her child and niece. There was $275,000 in gold oa the steamer, SIOO,OOO of which was carried by passengers. 11. H. Hart, who has spent sixteen years in the Klondike, lost $35,000 in dust. United Spates Consul Smith, of Victo ria, gleaned the following story of the wreck from the survivors: “The Islander left Skagway for Victo ria with 125 passengers and a crew of sixty-one men on board and ten or twelve stowaways. All went well, the steamer making her usual record of fifteen knots an hour until Juneau was passed and the south end of Douglas Island was reach ed. Then suddenly the steamer encoun tered an obstruction, said to have been an iceberg, and stopped with a jerk which aroused many of the sleeping pas sengers. As soon as the vessel struck water rushed in forward in great vol umes, and the pilot advised that the ves sel be run on the beach, not over half a mile distant, at once. To this the cap tain objected, saying the beach was too abrupt. He thought there was no im mediate danger, but would run a few miles farther down where he knew there was a good landing. “Meanwhile the passengers, aroused to their peril, appeared on deck and a rush was made to the purser. who had been given treasures for safekeeping. Purser Bishop handed all out except two bags of SIO,OOO cash, which were not claimed, and went down with the vessel. 't he bow of the steamer steadily sunk and twenty minutes from the time it struck the front deck was under water and the stem, with propeller and rudder, were high in the air and useless. “The captain remained on the bridge until the last and finally jumped on a life raft where he stayed a few minutes, when the steamer dove forward entirety out of sight. As it did so an explosion occurred, and the captain/ lost his hold on the life raft and sank. “Considerable difficulty was experi enced in ascertaining the location of the shore, though it was only a short dis tance away, owing to the dense fog pre vailing. Finally Mr. Preston, of Seattle and Dawson, who with his bride was on his wedding trip, both of whom were saved in the last boat which left the wreck, hoard water trickling down the rocks, and all the boats reached shore. A number jumped off the steamer into the water and were rescued therefrom only to die of exhaustion from the in tense cold. CUPID US i .R>\OR WO. Y MISS CONGER. There is more or less romance about all engagements, but there is more than the ordinary romance about that of .Miss Laura Conger and Lieut. Frederick E. Buchanan. The story of the engage ment is connected with the relief of the foreign legations in Pekin by the allied MIS* I. AUK A COSOE*. troops. Frederick E. Buchan, a lieuten ant in troop K, Sixth Cavalry, son of \Y. ,T. Buchan, was in the relief column, and the young lieutenant an 1 Miss Laura Conger became attached to each other. Miss Conger, upon her arrival in the United States, called on the Buchans an ; spent several days on the Stelii.la farm, their summer home. Miss Conger had never previously met any members of the family, except the soldier son. DEATH IN CROSSING COLLISION Five Killel and Thirteen Hurt in Car Sm ish in Chicasa. Five pers >us were killed and thirteen were badly hurt in a grade-crossing col lision at 47th street and the Pennsylva nia tracks, Chicago, at S o’clock Satur day ev. ning. when a west-bound electric car run through the gates and into an express train. Four were killed on the spot and the fifth died the following day. The others are expected to re cover. Every precaution in the way of watchfulness on the part of railway em ployes of both companies is said to ..are been observed. The guard gates were down and the electric car had been sig naled that a train was approaching. P. 11. Bowman was the motorman ou the car. He says that he was unable to stop it when he applied the brake as he ap proached the gates. V. J. Fulton, the conductor, bears out that statement. Ex amination of the wrecked car by the street-car company's experts brought the explanation from them that a broken brake rod was responsible for the acci dent. Thirty passengers were on the car. News of Minor Note. There are sixty-two saloons in Lawton. o#!a. J. I. Adams. Baltimore. ML. shot hia wife and her lover. Charles H uck. Bo:h dead. Dr. R. L. Crooks, coroner. Conchy, Ohio, was killed by a train. H:s hor-e balked on the track. tVen. G. M. Sorrel. 04. Confelerate. of Savannah, Ga.. died at the home of a brother. Roanoke. Va. Kate Leimeister. servant. Cleveland. Ohio, tried to beat out her brain* with a loaded cane. Will recover. STEEL MEN JUSTIFY REFUSAL. South Chicago Men Issue Address Ex plaining Why They Do Not strike. Employes of the Illinois Steel Com pany’s plant at South Chicago have is sued a statement in which they give their reasons for refusing to answer the call of President T. J. Shaffer to strike in sympathy with the Eastern steel workers. They contend that they have a contract with the Illinois Steel Company and that under the laws of the Amalgamated As sociation they were not permitted to break it. They also assert that Vice President W. C. Davis had supported them in their refusal to strike. The statement declares that the men have always been stanch unionists, and that their present course is in keeping with the fundamental principles of trades unions. The ruling President M. M. Garland made in 1897 when a number of rail straighteners in South Chicago went out oa strike in the face of an agreement with the company is cited, as also is a ruling of President Shaffer in 1898 when the International Tin Plate Workers’ As sociation asked the Amalgamated Asso ciation to enter into a defensive alliance with it. Shaffer's answer was to the effect that his organization stood for the observance of contracts, and that it would not enter into any alliance, either offensive or de fensive, which would obligate it to vio late any of its contracts with employers. The recent statement of President Mitch ell of the United Mine Workers', in which he mentioned instances where the constitution of a union had been ignored so that a contract with employers might be carried out is also quoted as showing that the denunciations of labor organi zations against the South Chicago men are unwarranted. The statement concludes as follows: “The principles of uniou labor are as dear to us as to any men in the country who earn their living by honest toil, but we do uot think we should be expected to violate every rule of business integrity and personal honor for a matter of senti ment, for this is a when we must not let our sympathy get away with our better judgment. It may not be generally known, but the fact is we were supported by our district vice president, W, C. Da vis, in our action in refusing, to strike.” MOB RULES THE TOWN. Pierce City Drives Negroes from Its Borders and Burns Their Homes. With the exception of a few ear port ers, who arc known to be respectable, there is not a negro in Pierce City, Mo. For fifteen hours an armed and furious mob coursed through the streets chasing away every negro. The homes of five ne groes were burned, and in one of them Peter Hampton, aged 71 and feeble, was cremated, as he was unable to escape. Beginning Sunday afternoon, when the mangled remains of Miss Gazelle Wild were discovered in a ravine, where she had been murdered while struggling with a negro assailant, the community has been in a terrible fever. Will Godley, a suspect, was arrested and lynched. His grandfather, French Godley. was shot to death. Eugene Carter, alias Barrett, also a suspect, was strung up until he con fessed, and may die of his injuries. A boy was perhaps fatally injured by a stray bullet during the raid upon the negro quarters. After the lynching of Godley it was thought the excitement would die down, but instead it became more intense, in asmuch as the impression grew that God ley was not the real culprit. Early the following morning the mob broke into the arsenal of the local militia company, se cured the rifles and ammunition and started out to clear Pierce City of all negroes. The work was thoroughly done. The terrified blacks, bullets whistling about their ears and in some instances finding lodgment in their bodies, fled to the woods and near-by towns, where they are being hidden by friends. In the afternoon partial quiet was re stored, but this fact is due to the lack of negroes to work upon. Citizens, mindful of several atrocious crimes against wom en hereabouts within recent years, have decreed that no negro can hereafter live in Pierce City or pass through the place on pain of death. This may necessitate a complete change in the car porter sys tem of four railroads centering near there. KILLED BY EXPLODING SHELL. Two Soldiers Dead and Many Icjtired at Fort Kilcy, Kansas. Two soldiers were killed and seven se riously injured by au exploding shell at Fort Riley, near Junction City, Kan. The men were out for target practice and a seven-inch 107-pound shell ex ploded as it was being placed in the breech of the third section gun of siege battery O, Seventh Artillery, commanded by Capt. Vandusen. Private Watson was in the act of ramming the shell home, when there was a terrific explo sion and the headless body of Watson was seen standing perfectly erect for almost fifteen seconds, when it moved as if to step and then fell, alighting on his back with shoulders toward the gun. It is stated that the St. Lawrence and Adirondack will soon be merged with tile Canada Southern. The Nickel Plate bridge over Conneaut Creek, just completed, is 1.320 feet long and IX) feet above the stream. Union Pacific managers promise to lop twelve hours from the running time be tween Chicago and San Francisco. E. J. Davidson, of the Colorado mid land passenger department, says there nre 00,000 health aud pleasure seekers in Colorado this summer. William Revel, of the I. & V., is the oldest Pennsylvania engineer in time of service. He has driven an engine forty seven years. He will be pensioned in two years. W. R. Calloway, general passenger agent for the Soo Line, has announced that he will grant a rate of 1 cent a mile for the Grand Army reunion at Cleveland. Illinois railway commissioners hare de cided that hereafter >.ne railroad shall not Cross another a' grade, but that one must go over the other. Present crossings must not be disturbed. The Chicago and Northwestern has been chosen as the official route for the delegates to the national convention of the Christian church, which Is to be held in Minneapolis Oct lt)-17. The Texas State railroad commission handed in a decision making a big reduc tion on rates on crude and fuel petro leum. The ruling is a sweeping victory for the oil men and the consumers. The Jacks- a & Sharp car works has completed a drawing-room coach and a dining car for King Alph >nso. of Spain. Citixens of Na H vsiie, Tenn.. voted to authorize the c::y *o subscribe for sl.- 000.000 stock i£ he Nashvilie and Clarks ville Railroad. Arrangements have been made by rhe Rook Island. Lake Shore and Nickel Plate II ad- to use the Grand Central station and terminal in Chicago during the construction of the new Van Rnr- n street depot. It is likely that maiding will be began late in the falL for it is the pan - >f the Lake Shore and the Rock Island to have the new depot e-m --pk-ted by one year from next October. HEADGEAR FOR FALL IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT SUMMER STANDARDS WILL PREVAIL. Artist and Correspondent This Week Devote Most of Their Attention to Fashionable Hats, Thoush Cloaks and Gowns Are Briefly Spoken Of. New York correspondence: 'jfjr N a stores are given hints of the shifts in millinery iag suggestion giv ■Ssfl&s \ en by stock and *<2? ’ salesfolk is that summer standards Will prevail away up to late autumn. A majority of all the fall hints are in out ing headgear. Gray and fawn felt hats of the alpine and rounded sailor order will be very fashionable for general out ing wear. They are trimmed with scarf ing of vari-colored or plain silks, pom pons, birds, breasts and coque feathers. The pompons are feathery or are shaped of little coque feathers with black or white beads sewed to the points. The new shades of brown in these pompons are very swagger and look well on either grays or tans. The untrimmed alpine is again seen and will be worn mainly for BETWEEN SEASONS’ MILLINERY. golfing and wheeling. Many hats are trimmed with white, which will be un usual for early fall wear. New stitched felt hats on the rough rider order may be worn with or without trimming. The stitching is done in several shades of silk and is a distinct change from white or self-colored stitching. All the delicate shades are available for this stitehiag, and enough of them are employed in the single hat to effect u novel appear ance. Handsome hats made entirely of au tumn leaves, with a knot of black velvet at the back or a large velvet bow in front, are a feature of the new fall mil linery. The fiat black chiffon and tulle hat knocked up at one side and tilled in with a bunch of crushed roses is another popular model for early fall. The large Gainsborough picture hat with one or two immense plumes is to be carried over, and it is predicted that bye-and-bye the velvet hat will take its place. Plumes of all sizes in black and gray are to be stylish for fall and winter wear. Long plumes beginning under the brim at one side and extending around the crown make a very becoming effect on a large hat, especially if it is black. The mar quise hat is another model that will be popular, and inch and narrow black vel vet ribbon for bows at the back will be effective trimming. A few of these hats in which fall and summer almost blend are set here by the artist. In the small picture is a white straw whose double brim was filled with black velvet ribbon, large bunches#of but ton roses. coming atop these. In the left hand upper corner of the next picture is a toque of black aud white draped net trimmed with a pair of white wings. Across the picture is a white tulle hat trimmed with pink crush roses, and be low the first is one of the green leaf toques topped by a spreading black velvet bow. A to*jue of black horsehair straw is seen at the right of this, and the cen tral hat was black fancy straw, with black velvet, three black plumes and one white plume for trimmings. Flowers and green leaves will not lose popularity for fall trimming, and black and red cher ries will be used a deal oa the soft horse hair straws. It is hinted pretty strongly even at this early day that the swagger thing in wraps is to be on the long coat order. Very elaborate ones are seen already. TWO SWAGGER COATS. Some are modifications of the automobile and the raglan. but in most eases and in the more stylish models the severe plain ness of the garment's original is trimmed almost out of sight. At the right ia the next picture is a handsome coat of tan taffeta. It was appbqaed with brown silk and finished with biscuit chiffon ruffling. The gTNb? pictured coat was bis cuit etamine. with front pieces of white silk embroidered in silver. Ragiaa-like coats for traveling or general wear will be of plain cloth, the seams either stitch ed or banded with foids of the goods. A lace collar mar be added if it is desired. In millinery, wraps and gowns delicate shades make aa impressive showing. Here and there bright red is seen, but delicate colors are used a great deaL A noticeable feature is the medley of tints in anew pink. It is very rich and strik ing without being offensively conspicu ous. It is seen in the latest millinery and is used effectively when velvet of this shade is employed as a band around the crown with loops and a knot at the back on a black lace or Neapolitan straw hat. Another shade that seems to have come around again is the copper tint. A gown of it holds the middle of the con eluding picture. Veiling was the mate rial. black taffeta folds and green velvet tabs trimming it. This copper tint is a very acceptable addition to the iist of available colors, but it is not becoming to everyone. FASHION NOTES. Anew fancy of fashion is silk petti coats in surah to harmonize with the lin ing of the gown. The exaggerated long, pointed waist : n front is no longer good form—just a slight elongation is better style. White silk roses with black velvet leaves make a chic trimming on a white straw hat faced with black. Light blue is the favorite of all the colors for the moment, but white and a pale yellow are even smarter. Distinguished by perpendicular linos of open work, like drawn work, with a dainty, interwoven design, is anew China silk. The “tailor shirt" is as professional a garment as the tailor frock; it is of white linen and will please the woman who inclines to smartly severe effects. lied parasols sing such a gay note along the highways and byways of sum mer resorts that they are chosen by many because of their decorative possibilities. Those in the knowing predict a very strong tendency to velvet effects, forming part of the weave iu the fashionable fall textiles. Satin stocks with full chiffon bows are shown with belts to match. The latter have long ends of the thin material, which are either pleated or supplied with gilt or silvered spikes. The elaboration of handwork is shown in the blouse of the moment. All the best garments of this description, however simple, shows a great deal of handiwork that renders them particularly attractive wear. M Belts of rattlesnake skin are seen in a few of the exclusive shops. They are tanned in such a way that all the mark ings are preserved and the scales are re-' turned to their places. They fasten with silver-gilt buckles or self-covered buckle, and are an expensive notion. Lace, it is safe to say, is on every gown in one form or another, generally in several varieties. Coarse guipures mixed with black Chantilly are the favor ite ornamentation for the black and white foulards, while tambour work and Swiss embroideries prevail for muslins, erysa lines, batistes and linens. Added to the traditional white satin for wedding gowns is anew material of white silk canvas, which is charming for sum mer weddings. Embroidered chiffon and mousseline de soie are also employed for entire gowns with lace decoration. Smi thing novel in a bridesmaid’s gown at one June wedding was made of tucked white glace silk trimmed with beige lace inser tion. The fichu and hat were of white chiffon. Nearly all the new stock collars shown include narrow velvet ribbon and some gold in their makeup. An idea which seems very much favored, judging from the quantity shown, is little strips of narrow velvet ribbon about three inches long, running crosswise, and finished on either end with a tiny gold button with spaces of about half or a quarter of nil inch between each strip, showing tlm white foundation. Unlined stocks are very much favored this season and the stiff linen collars and chokers seem to have disappeared altogether, particularly from the thin waists. Many pretty thin stocks are made of chiffon striped around with rows jof satin or velvet ribbon. White ribbon with a row of narrow gold braid sewn on I one edge is very effective, and little bands of silk feather bows caught underneath hold the collar in place. Silk pongee in string color is made up ia shirt waist costumes. The skirt has 1 a tacked or plain Spanish flounce out j lined with a stitched band of the goods. ; and the shirt waist has a few tiny tuck? ■ ;n front and back, or is perfectly plain. ! ei'ber buttoned up the back or front and finished with a stifi-hed belt of the goods. ; These suits are made without lining and can be worn over grass linen or white ■ muslin petticoats. STATE OF THE CHOPS. WEEKLY REPORT OF THE AGRI CULTURAL DEPARTMENT. Upper Mississippi Valley and Lake Region Need Rain —Weather Favor able for Spring- Wb ;at Harvest iu All Sections —Outlook for Corn, The weekly crop report issues by the Agricultural Department gives the fol lowing general summary of conditions throughout the country: The temperature conditions of the week have been favorable except on the North Pacific coast, where it has been excessive ly warm. The middle and south Atlantic and east gulf Stales, including Tennes see, have suffered from heavy rains, the south Atlantic and east gulf States and Tennessee experiencing damaging winds as well us injury from overflows, The greater part of Texas and portions of the Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys and upper lake region continue to suffer from drought, and drought is beginir.ng to affect crops iu Oregon and Washing ton. The Rocky Mountain region aud California have had an exceptionally fa vorable week. A general improvement in the condi tion of late corn is indicated ia the prin cipal corn States, la lowa the crop is materially improved and more promising than was deemed possible Aug. 1, but the yield is still contingent upon additional moisture soon and the absence of frosts the greater part of September. Late corn has improved in extreme southeast ern Nebraska, but continues to suffer for rain in central and northern counties. In the eastern and western portions of Kan sas late corn is much improved, but in the central counties rain came too late to save the crop. In some portions of Missouri late corn is progressing well, but in most sections it is suffering for rain. Good rains in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio have improved the outlook, especial ly ia Indiana, but, as in other portions of the corn belt, the greater part of the early corn has been ruined. The propi tious outlook for corn in the middle At lantic States and New England con tinues. The weather lias been favorable for spring wheat harvest in all sections. Har vesting is nearly finished ia the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Oregon, and is in prog ress in Washington, where, owing to ex cessive heat, the grain has ripened some what too rapidly. Iu North Dakota, ow ing to shrunken berry and poorly filled heads, the yield of spring wheat is prov ing disappointing. The central and eastern portions of the cotton belt have suffered from heavy rains, while drought has become mure serious over the greater part of the west ern districts. In the Carolinas too rank growth is reported, especially on stiff lands and in Georgia, Florida and Ala bama heavy rains an i high winds have caused injury, rust and shedding being quite prevalent. In Tennessee, Missis sippi. and portjons of Arkansas the crop has improved. Cotton needs rain through out Texas, and is failing rapidly in the central, southern and southwestern per ilous The general outlook for apples contin ues unpromising, although slightly im proved conditions are reported from por tions of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The excessive rains have caused peaches to rot extensively in the middle and south Atlantic States. Generally to the east of the Mississippi River the soil is in excellent condition for fall plowing, and favorable progress,with this work lias been made in Kansas, Ne braska, and Oklahoma, but in tlie upper Mississippi Valley the ground is generally too dry. Reports from Ptntes. Missouri—Raiufu.l generally light; late corn progressing well in some districts, Inst In most sections suffering for more rain, and in some eastern counties about dried up; cot ton doing fairly well, some opening; late sewn forage crops growing well in some sec tions. in other drying up; pastures continue short: plowing progressing rapidly; fruits as a whole improved but little. Illinois—Good rains at end of week caused improvement in agricultural situation; oats, turning out fairly well; prospects for late ecru somewhat improved, but early corn can not be benefited much; prospects for broom corn fair; stock pets improved; pastiins brown, but showing improvement; prospects for potatoes and gardens poor; prospects fur fruit, especially apples,diminishing,although apples promise well In some localities. Indiana—Crop deterioration continued un til 17th and isrli, when copious showers oc curred ever greater portion of State; low lands and late planted corn will bo material ly improved; stock feeding more general, early corn fodder being used; damage to po tatoes and vegetables probably permanent; hopes entertained for bettor tomato yield than expected; fair tobacco prospects, some tobacco housed in Randolph County; fairly good apple prospects. Ohio—Good rains except In southwestern and few west-central counties; pastures lute, fruits late, garden aud truck crops late, corn and tobacco benefited in most districts; some corn in southwest past help; tali plowing will now begin; oat thrashing continued, yield fair; seed clover fair; most potatoes poor, some decay; tobacco cutting begun; grapes rotting. Michigan Droughty conditions In central ind southern counties have injured late pota toes and prematurely ripened beans; corn has suffered, but continues fairly promising; pas turage poor and some stock being fed; sugar beets continued promising; plowing general ly begun,ln al! sections, but much delayed in southern by dry soil. Wisconsin—Thrashing well under way, yield of winter and spring wheat and barley generally good, quality excellent; oats light; corn generally backward, but with favorable weather will make good crop in central and northern sections; potatoes generally poor crop; second growth of clover excellent; apples light and of poor quality. Minnesota—On 12th and 13th scattered light showers In west and heavier local showers in extreme southeast: harvesting progressing rapidly In northern counties and shock thrashing in central portions: fl.ix cut ting and thrashing in southern half; corn, potatoes, gardens and pastures seriously af fected by drought; plowing begun In south; large wild hay crop being secured. South Dakota—Warm showers generally light, soil moisture sufficient; plowing be gun; Stacking, thrashing anil haying pro gressing nicely; corn, millet, flax, potatoes and grass improving; early flax being cut, poor to fair crop: early corn In roasting ear, 9orae cut for fodder, late Ailing fairly, and with favorable September yield will proba bly lie above half crop. lowa—Week warmer than usual and dty, except over small irea in northwest district; corn shows materia! improvement, and the rrop is more promising than was deemed pas sible the Ist oj Aug'jsl, but the output of sohiid corn contingent on more moisture very soon and absence of frost larger part of September; pasturage scant and *foek I"?'i Inz quite general. -- •* * Nebraska-Warm, dry week; late corn has improved In southeastern counties, ami needs rain in centra! and northern counties; c?cp or hay wing secured in prime con dition In northern counties; considerable plowing has been done in southern counties, and indications are for large acreage of win ter wheat. Notes of Current Event*. Two hundreds apprentices in the Union iron works, Kan Francisco, hare joined the strikers. The 3-.vear-oid daughter of William Clarke was killed at Munde, Ind., by falling on a hay rake. The story that ex-Congressman Jerry Simpson intends to leave Kansas u de nied by his daughters. J. R. Knout, a brakeman, died in the hospital st Tyler, Tex., from lockjaw, caused by a crushed knee. Thieves stole S7OO which had been buried in a can by Miss Mattie Edwards, of Calvert, Tex. The can was tied to the back door after the money had been taken. Mrs. Felix Kahn. 40 years old, of Cin cinnati. left her room at Atlantic City, and going to the porch of the bote! where she and her husband were stopping jump ed t, the ground and fractured her skull. When found by the night clerk and her husband she was dead. The bodies of Isabel and Irene Gr-ab. aged 4 and 11 years old respectively, were foaat drowned in the basin of the Illi nois and Michigan canal near La Salle, 111., by a number of boys who v# re bath ing. The parents of the children reside in a boathouse and the mother had left them with a neighbor, but they returned to the boat and fell overboard into tits water. JACK WINTERS. Bullion Thief Who Stole S'JS'I.ODO in Gold from h'eiliy r meltinir Works. It now transpires that Jack Winters, who tunneled under the Selby Smelting Company's works near San Francisco, and removed S2SO,GOO in gold bars from ;he vaults of that company, is an ex-con vict, who has served time in the Mis souri penitentiary. He is wanted for va rious crimes committed in Missouri. Win ters was formerly a rai'voad conductor JACK WIXTBRS. running from St. Louis to Kansas City and front Kansas City to Fort \V orth. Following are the salient features of Winter’s odd exploit: Winters tunneled under the safe of the Selby Smelting Works with a common fire Shovel. He was six weeks In the tunneling. He worked within five yards of the entrance to the smelter and within twenty feet from the tracks of the main line of the Southern Pacific Company. He carried the dirt from his tunnel lu a bag fifty yards and dumped It Into the bay. He concealed the excavation by day with a screen made of laths and a piece of cloth covered with loose dirt. He was three nights in cutting un der the brick foundation of the smelter. He drilled ICM holes in the bottom of the vault. He carried the stolen gold 700 yards and threw it into the bay. He made fourteen trips front the vault to the place he selected for hiding his plunder. He traveled neatly seven miles. The stolen gold weighed 1,130 pounds. DIE PENNED IN BOAT. Seventeen Drown in Cnbin of Sunken Ohio River Packet. In a severe storm the City of Gol eonda, the triweekly packet running be tween Paducah, Ky., and Golconda, was capsized ,:i£ Oottiinwood bar, four miles above Paducah, and seventeen passen gers in the cabin, the majority of whom were women and children, were drowned, 'j'he -steamer was turned over on its side by a gale. The disaster occurred jfist as supper was being served add thbre Were seven ty-live passengers in the cabin. -The cap lain and Pilot E. E. Peek were the lust to lertVe the boat and svviiin to shore.' In' his explanation the captain said: “The boat was getting ready to land when the squall struck her add she list ed. Several passengers who were inside jumped overboard an 1 were caught by the boat. The women, all of whom were in the cabin, could not be reached. The boat settled down in ten feet of water over a reef and two of the men who were in the cabin —11. E. Worten and N. S. Quartermouse, of Hampton—broke through the glass and were saved. Thruo colored deckhands saved a woman and child, and I think this was the only woman saved. “A yawl that had broken loose was caught by some of those struggling in the water and taken to the bank. We returned to the boat a i this, but could find no signs of life, and returned to shore.” The boat was valued at about $2,500 and had been in the trade for several years, being owned by Capt. Bauer. FOUR DIE IN BLAZING OIL. Exploding; Tanks nt Philadelphia Scat ter Death and Destruction. Out of the sky Monday afternoon there shot a bolt of lightning that fell on the northern shore of the Schuylkill River at 20th street and Passyunk avenue, Phila delphia. where are 'ltualcd fifteen mam moth tanks containing millions of gallons of oil, naphtha aud benzine. It struck directly upon the roof of an enonnou* tank of benzine. The iron roof curled' like paper and out of the tank a tremen dous flame burst with a roar. A segre gated group of tanks some distance away from where the main tire had been next exploded. This cost four men their lives. Many more firemen Were injured. The corner stone of the new Episcopal Fliurch of the Epiphany in Germantown, Pa., was recently laid. Dr. C. \V. Drees has returned to Porto Rico, where he is superintending the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The West End Christian Church of HL Louis has extended a call to the Itev. Paul 11. Castle, of Camp Point, 111., to its paatorate. The Rev. Frederick J. Walton, of Gal lipolis, Ohio, has accepted the call to the pastorate of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Delaware, Ohio. Dr. William F. King, president of Cor nell College, Mount Vernon, lowa, has 9pent nearly two montl* in Norway and Sweden and the Highlands of Scotland. The corner-stone of the new St. An thony’s German Catholic Chureh, De troit, was laid recently. The pew church will cos. J4K.5-V CTSLi: * >r - 'U* 1 1 of Nashville, lean., j Vssbe?n superintendent I >f the Sunday Schools and Voting Peo ple's Socle ries of tlte Presbyterian L'Jpjrch Souths ~y X JC ''' Four Presbyterian educational inatSfc tions in Kentucky have been consolidated ind henceforth will be under one tuan agement. The four are Central Unlver tily, Center College, Danville Seminary, nd Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, War friy, lowa, is now without a rector, the Rev. J. A. Antrim having resigned to I crept the re torship of the Church of the Annunciation. New Orleans. La. The thirtieth anniversary of the organ ization of the Parker Strict German Lo thcran Church, Roxbary. Mass., was cel ebrated recently. The church has had but one pastor, the Kev. Adolf 14. Bie- Wetid. Gethsemnne Parish, Minneapolia, the rectorship of which was made vacant a few weeks ago by the (/rath of Dr. Z J. Faude, has extended a call to the Ilev. Irving Peake Jo.inson of Omaha to become rector. Early this fall the parish of St. Fran cis Assissi, Cleveland, wili begin the con struction of anew church which trill be one of the finest in Ohio. The coat will be about SBO,OOO. What is said to be the handsomest church in Jasper County, Indiana, is tbr new Roman Catholic church which hag just been completed at Remington. The cost of the church was SBOIOOO. For forty years the Rev. Abraham Her shey has served as pastor of the Here hey Mennonite Church, near York, Pa., with out pay. Hi* father and grandfather served in the tame capacity, also with out pay. The pastorate of the three has extended over IfiC years,