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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN fl 1 >LIM P MAN SHOOTS A THUG GIVES CHICAGO MAN PROBABLY FATAL WOUNDS. Christian Erickson Acts Bravely and l'c<MU|.t !> , but la VuiKHiiKbed by Re volver—Record Prices Are Paid for Cattle at Kansas City Stoi kj ards. , Christian Erickson was sh it. and prob ftlialy fatally wounded in an encounter with a hold-up man in front of 1540 Dear born avenue, Chicago. The thug was eaptjund I.ter by policemen in a physi -ian s oftiee. He gave the name of .lack Brown, .and said his home was in Ken tucky. Erickson, in company with Miss Eir.uia Anderson, had beer warned of the impending danger by Edmund H. ltoche, who had but a few minutes before beou commanded by Bro vn to “throw up bis hands." ltoche, instead of obeying, beat a hasty retreat, and started in quest of a policeman. When Erickson and his companion reached ' he spot where Brown was standing the revolver of the latter flashed out in an instant. For a reply the list of Erickson shot out end landed savagely on Brown's eye, knocking him over. Brown immediately opened tire on Erickson, two of the shot! taking effect. One entered the abdomen, and Dr. loambden said be believed it would be fatal. The other bullet J.idged in the victim’s thigh. Brown was located some few minutes later, and identified by Miss Anderson and Mr, ltoche. CHICAGO BOVS TRAMP HOME. Nabbed us Vagrants at Indianapolis, bnt Police Acknowledge Mistake. Charles Dttinser, John Holland and Ered Bush, all said to be of prominent Chicago families, were arrested in In dia na]>olis. charged with vagrancy. They went to Charleston with great ideas of how to get rich during the exjiositioii. They asked for enough money from their parents to get them to Charleston and set them up iu business. Arriving at Charles ton their schemes fell Hat and they went to work in stores and restaurants. Final ly one restaurant keeper beat them out of almost f 100 that they had asked him to save for them and there was nothing else for them to do but to return to Chi engo. They were working their way home, dusty und dirty, when a policeman saw them and arrested them. They pro tested vigorously, said they hid a little money, had sent their good clothes ahead and were just going to a barber shop to get. shaved and cleaned tip. They were discharged. RECORD PRICES FOR CATTLE. High Rute for Fat Steers at the Kan sas City Stockyards. The record prices for fat cattle were paid at tin* Kansas City stock yards the other day; A Kansas stockn an received $7.40 for thirty prime heavy steers aver aging l.tviti pounds each. This price has mver liecu surpassed at the stock yards and was counted only once, June 10. 1882. Two loads of 1,100-pound steers •eld for SO.BO, a record-breaking price, and, weights considered, the highest rate pail at any market. The cattle were shipped from Waluut Grove, Texas. League Base-Ball Race. Following is the standing of the clubs of the National Baseball League: W. la \V. L. Pittsburg ...28 5 Brooklyn ....12 IP Chicago ....21 11 Cincinnati ...12 10 New York...lf 10 Philadelphia. 11 .9 Boston ..... 12 15St. Louis. ... 11 10 The clubs of the American League stolid as follows: W. L. W. L. Chicago ....15 11 St, Louis.... 14 11 Boston 10 L 2 Baltimore ...12 15 Philadelphia 15 11 Washing on. 12 1“ Detroit 14 11 Cleveland ... 0 20 Use of Salt Water on Fires. Use of salt water to extinguish fires is again agitating the Brooklyn. N. Y. tire department. The city is said to lack proper fire protection because the mams in the streets have become clogged so as often to carry only half tht ir ordinary capacity. All danger in this direction would be obviated were the waters in the bay to be tapped. Mine Inspector Fulls to l>eutti. John Keegan. State mine iasptM*tor of Kansas during Gov. dwelling's adminis tration, was instantly killed at a coal mine three miles east of Jewell City. He was being lowered into the shaft, when a rope gave way. letting him fall 100 feet. Indian Contracts Let in Chicago. Chicago firms have secured almost all the contracts for supplying Indians, and business men consequently say that ware houses for handling such goods should be located iu that city instead of iu New York. Paper Mill Workers Out. Employes of the Union Bag aud Paper Company at Ballston, N. Y, who are members of the Laborers’ Protective Union, went on strike for an increase in wages from $1.25 to $1.50. for a teu-honr day and for 15 cents an hour overtime. Lightning Destroys Ice Houses. Lightning struck the icehouses of the Boston Ice Company at Milton. N. 11., burning twelve of them. The loss is $50,- 000. fully insured. Benjamin Constant Is Dead. Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant, the painter, is dead iu P;*us. He was born in Paris in 1845. Colorado Town Is Klorded. The streets of Fountain. Colo., were flooded to a depth of two foot in many places by Che outbreak in Fountain creek. It is reported that the section house at Wigwam was destroyed und the family drowned, fiver 300 head of cat tle were drowned near Butte*?. Injured in Sidewalk Collapse. A temporary sidewalk in New York gave way during the Uochamboau parade aud precipitated 200 persons into an ex cavation. killing one and injur iig eiglity •eien, some of them fatally. Town In Guatemala Reported Rained. The city of Queialteuango. ia the east ern portion of Guatemala, with a popula tion of 25,000. has been ent rely oblit erated by an earthquake, according to pri vate information. The cities of Aniatit lan, Solola. Nahnala, Santa Lucia and San Juan also have been badly damaged. Presbyterians Accept Changes. Ike Presbyterian general assembly adopted the report on creed revision mak ing changes tit the confess ot of fa’th. The action was practically mammons and was taken with little deflate. The proposed chasm, s now go to the l resby teries for ratification. Mob Lynches a Murderer. Abe Withe nip, the mordent of Wil liam Grow, who warn killed list month, •was takqn ffom the Paris. Mo., jail, marched to tl.e bridge on the sort s edge of town and hanged by a mob of more than HA) me,; who had ridden quietly into town at midnight. Four Boys Perish in Crvek, Harry Meyers. Fred Schwakr Edwird Miller and Harold Craig, ranging in age from 14 to 20 years, were d’owned at North Vernon. The boys end irked in a skiff open Muscatatuck cr> ek, store a *?torte d*m. They let the boat drift over the dam. WHOLE BLOCK IS BURNED. Spectacular Fire in Brooklyn Gives the Department a Hard Fight. Practically the entire block bounded by- Willoughby, Raymond, Bolivar and St. Edwards streets. Brooklyn, N. Y„ was destroyed by one of the fiercest and most spectacular fires which the Brooklyn fire department has had to contend with for years. For a time the Raymond street jail, directly opposite the fire, was threatened, and the women prisoners were taken and kept in the yard until the fire was out. They were much fright ened, and a panic among them was kept down with difficulty. The fire loss was $2.>0,000. The tire E.’srted at 10:40 o’clock. In half an hour the flames were rising and the walls had begun to fall, iht north wall toppled over on a row of three-story brick tenements, the occu pants of which had before this fled to safety. W itli a great craslt it struck full upon the nearest bouse and crushed it into its own cellar. During this stage of the fire the spectacle was enlivened by irregular explosions of varnish aud oils which were kept in tanks. RUSH FOR GOLD FIELDS. Tliumler Mountain, Idaho, Said to Be Ablaze with Yellow Metal. Five thousand men are struggling over snow thirty feet deep in an effort to reach Thunder Mountain, Idaho, the new Eldo rado that promises to eclipse the gold of Cripple Creek and the Klondike. Word iff*n Salmon City, received by courier, is to the effec-t that the traiK into the mountains are lined with prospectors. All travel must be done by night. In the daytime the sun melts the top of the snow and the prospectors must waitfun til night, when the crust hardens and the journey can be resumed. Returning prospectors bring wonderful stories of the fabulous richness of the mountain. The gold fields embrace an area of forty miles square and a ledge sixty feet in height is said to contain gold ore so pure that the yellow nietal is easily discerni ble to the naked eye. Samples are brought out of Thunder Mountain which are said to assay from SSOO a ton up aud nuggets of almost pure gold have been shown. HANG NON-UNION MAN. Masked Men Swing: Opponent from a Window, but He Is Rescued. Twenty masked men entered a miners' boarding house at New Philadelphia, Pa. The men were fully armed and they gain ed an entrance liy breaking a window. On entering they seized a non-union min er, Thomas Cresson, aged 22 years, who up to the time the colliery closed was employed as a loader at the Silver Creek colliery. Cresson was taken from his bed, bound hand and foot, a rope was placed about his neck and he was lowered from an upper window, several shots being fired to Intimidate the other boarders into making no resistance. Cresson when nearly dead was saved by some friends in the lower story pulling him iu through a window and cutting the rope. They worked over him for an hour before re viving him into consciousness. I-'iuding that their victim had escaped, all the masked miners dispersed. WOMAN CRIMINAL'S PROGENY. Of Her 800 Descendants 700 Were Criminals und Convicted. Startling statistics on criminology have been presented at the annual convention of the New York County W. C. T. U. One of the delegates read a statement to the effect that a woman of criminal tendencies, whose name was not made public for obvious reasons, died in 1827. “Her descendants have been traced,” continued the speaker. “They number 800. Seven hundred were criminals, hav ing been convicted at least once. Thirty seven were murderers and were executed for their crimes. This family," the speak er concluded, “has cost the nation $3,- 000,000 for trials and executions.” Ohioan Shot At from Ambush. Former Congressman Henry L. Morey was shot at from ambush as lie was driv ing past the home of his brother-in-law, Aaron L. Campbell, at Hamilton, Ohio, the bullet pasing near his head. On Morey's complaint Campbell, who is a lifelong enemy of Morey, with whom he has had ye/irs of litigation, was arrested and held in $2,500 bond charged with shooting to kill. Combination i.f Furniture Makers. Two hundred leading furniture manu facturers of tlic country have formed a combination which will control the furni ture output of the United States and dic tate prices. The capital represented is about $25,000,000. The organization adopted anew schedule of prices which will go into effect at once. Denies Citizenship to Two. At Bismarck, X. D., Judge Cowan scor ed two old men, one of whom had been in the country fourteen and the other sixteen years, and neither had learned the English language. They wished to take out their papers so that they might file claims, but Judge Cowan refused them that privilege. Tramp Killed in Fight on Train. John Smith, aged 40, is dead at Has com, Ohio, and two other tramps are at Deshler badly injured from the effects of a fight with two negroes iu a box car on the Baltimore and Ohio road while m route. The tramps say the negroes beat them into insensibility and threw Smith between the bumpers. Won by Discharged Employe, At St. Paul tie Supremo Court held that A. B. Potter, who had been dis charged without previous notice by his employer, J. C. Barton, was entitled to such notice and should have one week’s salary as compensation for his employer's breach of contract. Woman Kilts Her Husband. * Joseph Pearson, a jockey, was shot and killed by his wife, Louise, at the latter’s home in Esplen Borough, Pittsburg. Ho was trying to brain her with a hatchet when the woman tired at his head and Pearson fell a corpse at the feet of his wife, his son aud a daughter. Peace in South Africa Sure. Peace negotiations iu South Africa have progressed to such a degree as to render it practically assured that all arm ed conflict is at an end in the Transvaal, bnt the English government will not ofli cially announce in set terms that peace is made. Steamer Burns ut Wharf. The steamer Jol u K. Speed, lying at her wharf at the foot of Lafayette street. New Orleans, took tire, supposedly from alcohol stoied in the hold, and quickly burned to the water’s edge. The wharves took fire and a large section burned away. Commits u Triple Crime. Frank Wilson shot and seriously wounded his wife, killed Abner Canter and then committed suicide. Wilson was jealous of Canter’s attentions to his wife. All three had lived ion a farm in the ter ritory across the line from Arkansas City, Kan. Blow in Ring Causes Death. Tommy Noonan died in a Boston hos pital from the effect t of a blow delivered by Eddie I>ixou of Chicago in a boxing match at the Lenox Athletic Club. Con cussion of the brain was the immediate cause ot death. Fierce Storm in Chicago. A fierce thunder and rain storm swept Chicago, causing heavy damage. Base ments were deluged , electric light plants disabled .and the flooding of subways i compelled stoppage of trolley cars. Lord l'annceifotc Is Dead. Lord Pauncefote of Preston, British j ambassador to the! United States and dean of the diplomatic corps in Washing- j ton. died at the British embassy there Saturday morning. Two Die in Trolley Wreck. Tiro men were killed and many men and women injured ip a trolley wreck a few miles beyond Easton, Pa. An Fas ten and Nazareth car left the former city shortly before midnight, carrying eighty i ine passengers. On a steep hill in I aimer township the brakes refused to work and the car ran away, descending the incline at terrific speed. At the foot of the hill there is a sharp curve. Here the car jumped the track and fell on its side. AIM BLOW AT FLOUR TRUST. Kansan Farmers to Form a Co-opera tive Concern. Walter Vrooman of the western co-op erative movement has closed contracts for the purchase of six of the largest wheat elevators in the Kansas wheat belt and two of the largest flouring mills. The price paid is said to have been $750,01)0. Mr. Vroornan said the present purchase was but the beginning of a movement to center the farmers of Kansas in a co operative company. The concern will be known as thy Wheat am! Flour Western Co-operative Company. The farmers are to be taken into the scheme upon the payment of SIOO each, for which they are to receive the market value of their wheat sold to the company and in addi tion half of the profit derived, the other half going to co-operative stores. “The plan.” Mr. Vrooman said, "is the only way to head off the talked-of flour trust that is forming in New York.” WALLER IS CENSURED. Day lx At so Blamed for Samar Ex ecutions. Maj. Littleton W. T. Waller is acquit ted of murder, but lie is held to have been guilty of violation of the rules of civilized warfare and conduct unbecom ing an officer of the United States ma rine cor. -. according to the finding of Gen. Chi Tee, commander in chief c t \he America j army in the Philippine*, v ho, as the reviewing authority, Las made public his report on the verdict recently found wholly in Maj. Waller’s favor by a mixed military court. By the ruling of this same reviewing authority Lieut. John A. Day. tried with .Maj. Waller for illegal execution of a dozen natives of the Island of Samar, is held to be guilty of reprehensible conduct liecause he did not disobey the order of Maj. Waller, his immediate superior, to put the dozen na tives to death. DROWNS TO ESCAPE A HAZING, \ ermont Freshman, Pursued, Meet* Death iu a Eake. College hazing and the strong rivalry between classes of the University of Ver mont caused the death of Nelson Pease Bond, a freshman, in Lake Champlain. Caught alone and set upon by two sopho mores, whom he suspected of a design to kidnap him in order to prevent him from being present at a class function, he ran to the lake, and. his pursuers say, jump ed in. 8o far is known there was i>o other witness of the drowning. Both declare that they sought to save him, but could not. as he sank before they could reach him with a boat. FLAMES SWEEP MILFORD, INI). Half of Business Section of Town Is Burned—Loss Over $40,000. Half of the business section of Milford, Ind., was destroyed by tire. Twelve buildings were burned with almost their entire contents. The loss is estimated at between $40,000 and $50,000, with only $!,oo0 insurance. The losers are: George Betzer, John Davisson, M. Op ponheim, Charles Robinsou, Lewis Rode haugh, J. 11. Pritchett, C. Holloway, Ed ward Cammack, Charles Xeese, Mrs. Mattie Breeknell, A. L. Brown. Stump Brothers. Xowkum & Keehn, North .Y Neff, William Groves. Storm Wrecks Circus Tent. At Ridgeway, Pa., during a severe rain wind storm John Robinson’s circus tents wore blown down upon a large audience. Immediately after the collapse of ’.he tents the canvas caught fire from gaso line lights. Nearly everybody in the tent was bruised more or less seriously. For tunately nobody was killed. Five Victims of Powder Explosion. The plant of the Delta powder works, located near Delta, Cal., was blown tip, killing Mrs. George Miller and her child, who resided 100 yards from the plant, and fatally injuring another child. George Miller, husband of the dead woman, and George Barber, who was working iu the factory, were seriously injured. Shoots Wife and Himself. George T. Bruns, an examiner of ac counts for tlie Equitable Life Assurance Company, shot his wife and killed him self at their homo in Brooklyn, N. Y. Edna Daskiell, sister of Mrs. Bruns, who had spent the evening with the couple, says that Bruns was unreasonably jeal ous. Kuildinu Trades Strike in Denver. Five thousand union men employed in the building trades went on strike in Denver, causing virtually a complete stoppage of building in the city. The strike was begun by order of the Build ing Trades Council to help the wood workers in their efforts to get an eight hour day. Exodus of Coal Miners. Since the declaration of the strike in the anthracite coal region there has been a continuous exodus of mine workers from the Schuylkill district of I'eunsyl vania. Many of the men have taken their families with them, their intention being to live permanently in other fields. Raid a Gang of Assassins. Fifty-nine "Nanigos,” a secret order of assassins, were captured by the Havana police while new members were being initiated. The new members were in the act of signing their obligation in blood when the police arrested the entire body. Furnish Knhies on Demand. According to revelations that came to light the other day, babies are sold in St. Paul. Minn., to any one desiring to make application. No inquiries are made as to the character of the applicant, nor are any records kept of the transaction. Clover, V.. Burned Out. The town of Clover, Va., was almost destroyed by fire. Five tobacco prireries, three warehouses, eleven t ?res, a hotel, the postodice, a livery stable aud a number of dwellings were burned. The loss is $21>0,000, partially insured. Schooner Sunk in Collision. The schooner Lily Dale sunk off St. John’s. N. F.. after having collided with the schooner Rodger. The crew of four teen men of the Lily Dale and two wom en who were on board were rescued from drowning. Torture Negro in Texas. Mob of 4.tKW armed men at Lansing, Texas, burned a negro criminal at the stake and tortured him while he was dying. A companion whom he implicat ed was saved by officers, who removed him to another section of the country. Big Carriage Plant Barns. The large plant of the .f. F. Kettcr Carriage Company at 1 ronton. Ohio, was a- stroyed tv tire. L-'-s $30,000, insur ance SIO,OOO. Adjacent dwellings were damaged. Fire Pauic iu City Hospital. Fire in the Cincinnati city hospital eaed dire alarm, but fortunately the controlling forces prevented loss of life. Four attendants were overcome by smoke and injured. Sympathy for American Soldiers. The Cuban House at Havana has adopted a resolution declaring May 19 Decoration day. and parsed a motion ex pressing sympathy for American soldiers killed in Cuba. Noted Horseman Is Dead. James F. Caldwell, the veteran ra'e horse starter, died suddenly at Saratoga. N. Y.. of apoplexy. He was a natire of Danville. Ky.. and was <x> years of age. Tie Guarantees Peace. Cnr of Russia and M. Loabet, at a banquet after a military review in St. Petersburg, said the tie between France and Russia guarantees peace of Europe- WORKING IN THE SULPHUR-POISONED ATMOSPHERE OF THE MODERN POMPEII Negro laborers, under direc.ion of French soldiers, gather.ng and burning the bodies of Mount Pelee s tictims amid the ruins of St. Pierre. The atmosphere of the place is so i iteilm with the stench of decomposing human flesh and with sulphur fumes from the volcano that the cremating parties are made ill by It, the soldiers having to be relieved at short intervals despite the fact that they protect their mouths and nostrils with handkerchiefs. IN VOLCANOES’ WAKE. AWFUL CONDITIONS ON MAR TINIQUE AND ST. VINCENT. Devastated Islands Where Death Is Regnant und Pestilence Threatens— Air Polluted by Unburied Dead Mount Pelee Still Menaces. Like fitful monsters the volcanic moun tains of Mount l’elee and La Soufriero still threaten the islands of Martinique and St. Vincent and the surrounding seas. The terrific energy exerted the week before last, when St. Pierre was wiped out of existence and the northern half of the island of St. Vincent was turned into.a calcined ruin, has ceased; but the volcanoes still are active inter mittently, now belching forth torrents of ashes, now sending only clouds of smoke and \ tpor into the air, but at all times dreadful, black, ugly and menacing. St. Pierre at times rests beneath a pall of smoke and sulphurous, impalpa ble ashes. The air is hot and stifling and the workers amid the ruins of palaces and huts look toward the volcano nervously, fearing each moment that another cy clone of lire may shoot from the mouth of the crater, to blast, incinerate and de stroy. Several times the searchers have been driven from the rains by sudden and heavy eruptions, which were power ful enough to rain down ashes in the streets of Fort de France, ten miles dis tant. Some of these eruptions were ac companied by thunder, which shook the island, and by blinding flashes of light ning. Some of the people around St. Pierre, who had returned to their homes, were driven forth again by these dis plays and made their way to Fort de France. They report that new volcanoes have been formed in the neighborhood of Mount Pelee and the belief is now well- ' ’ _ V ‘ •’• v ' ‘ . ' u... ■ . y ■ ' . •- - ' -a * V * i ' - * ■ ’ : ‘ V ' - * •- ' • * FORT DE FRANCE, CAPITAL OF MARTINIQUE. nigh general that other eruptions, per haps as dreadful as those of May 8, when St. Pierre was destroyed, will oc cur. Meantime the work of searching the ruins of the city is being slowly prose cuted. The stench from putrefying bod ies and the stiffing odor from vblcanie matter render the work painful and dan gerous. Few of the bodies are identifi able. Most of them are covered by vol canic deposits and much time will be re quired to exhume them. Bodies are be ing found in all kinds of conditions. Some are calcined; others are free from bulus. Bodies locked in each other’s arms toll the awful story of the deaths of husbands and wives, parents and children. Moth ers and their babes are found in posi tions which show the unavailing efforts of maternal love to shelter and to save. The whole scene is one of heartrending horror and pity. And yet in spite of the supreme tragedy; in spite of Death’s presence at every turn; in spite of the menacing danger that 6its enthroned, like a malignant spirit, upon Mount Pe lee, human ghouls are busy plundering the dead. Some have been shot down iu their tracks by the French guards; some have been arrested and sentenced to va rious periods of imprisonment, but neith er death nor deprivation of liberty is sufficient to deter the human hyenas and in the outlying districts looting still goes on. An official estimate of those who were buried in the ruins of St. Pierre gives the number at 28,000. In addition 3,000 persons were drowned and became the prey of sharks. A fifth of the surface of the island was burned and the other four-fifths are covered with ashes. At Riviere Blanche, a suburban town of St. Pierre, the deposit of mud is twenty feet deep. Here it was that the first great eruption of the volcano on May 5 manifested itself, burying the Guerin sugar mill and killing twenty-three per sons. Horrible Conditions on St. Vincent. On the Island of St. Vincent conditions are horrible. The whole northern part of the island is a ruin. Just now La Sou friere is reduced to passivity, but no one can tell when the volcano may become active again and belch forth death and destruction. Fortunately the wants of the people both in Martinique and St. Vincent are now relieved owing to the generous char ity of the United States and to the pri vate aid that flowed in from a multipli city of sources. AH the earlier estimates of the dead were too low. At first it was thouaght thxt only 500 persons perished, bat since the horror has grown. Up to the present I.SOO dead bodies have been found and buried or burned. Four hun dred more victims are scattered over the northern part of the is. and. some exposed and rotting under the tropical son, acme buried beneath deposits of ashes and lava. The carcasses of thousands of do mestic animals are scattered over the •cene of desolation, poisoning the atmos phere and creating pestiience. Frightful odors permeate the island and pestilence has already made its appearance. Patronise tfcooe who advertise. LORD PAUNCEFOTE DEAD. British Ambassador to the United States Succumbs. Lord Fauncefote, British ambassador to the United States, died at the embassy in Washington Saturday morning. The t officials were great ly shocked and ex pressed the deepest sympathy witl. the widow and a reali zation of the loss which both coun tries have sustain ed. The foreign of fice representatives were particularly affected, as, appar ently, they had no idea that the am ain Julian paunch- bassador s condition fote. had been critical. Sir Julian l’auncefote has long been highly regarded in thir country as Brit ish ambassador, which position he took in 1893. He had been the recipient of ttnusua! honors here for fifteen years. Lord Pauncefote, as the head of the British delegation to the peace conference at The Hague, was one of the most at tractive and interesting figures. A firm believer in peace himself, he had done much to avert a resort to arms aud to bring about universal peace. He was born at Munich in 3828, and was education in Paris and Geneva. He received a legal training and had judi cial experience. He became a lawyer at Hongkong, and was made Attorney General of that colony in 18G5. In 1874 he was made lord chief justice of the Leeward Islands, and was knighted. From 1874 to 1882 he acted as legal as sistant to the under secretary of state, first in the colonial office and then in the foreign office. He beeante virtually per manent foreign minister of England in 15.82. Iu 1885 he was appointed delegate to draw up an act for the navigation of the Bez canal, and in 1888 he was sent to America as envoy extraordinary and min ister plenipotentiary at the time of the Lord Saekville trouble. Five years later he was raised to the status of ambassa dor. Lord Pauncefote was at Washington during two very critical periods, when the Venezuelan question came up, and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. 1901 CROP REPORT OUT. Wheat Tie I<l 748.000,000 Bushels Breaking All Records. At last the final returns of the crops of 1901 have been officially announced by Statistician Hyde of the Department of Agriculture. They present larger yields of all grains than any of the pri vate statisticians, more than confirming their estimates, which many in the trade have been slow to accept. Mr. Hyde says: “In the preparation of this report all proper weight has been given to the recently published census report on the crops of 1899.” An analysis of the report shows that increased yields of all grains over the popular estimates are due to the increas ed acreage being given. In corn the area is 9,000,000 acres over that given to the public in July, 1901. The wheat area also shows 4,000.000 acres over that es timated at the beginning of the crap year, and oats are increased about 2.000,- 000 acres. The yield of wheat is 27,000,- 000 bushels more than the department’s data estimated in September. 1901, and 73,000.000 bushels over the bumper crop of 1898. and 226,000,000 bnshels in ex cess of the 1900 crop. In corn there is a gain of 163.000,000 V-JieU over esti mates made in November and is 583,(100,- 000 bushels less than in 1900. In oats the increase is 77,000.000 bushels and shows a loss of 73.000.000 bnshels from the big yield of 1900. The rye yield was 7.000,000 bushels over former estimates. One oi the greatest surprises is that the barley crop exceeded 109.000,000 bush els. or within 10.0u0.000 bushels of the big crop made by the census bureau in 1599. Claims that the wheat crop of 1901 was the largest ever raised are sub stantiated by the official figures. The grand totals of Statistician Hyde's returns are as follows: Acre*. Bushels. Value. Corn 9UMO 928 1.522A1* 891 POZl.fi 5,768 Wheat . .Sf.Sßs.Oot 74- 4*0.218 447.350JM Oat* >.541.476 736.808.724 213.C.5...7 Bariev .. 4,:85,744 109.832,: 24 48.706,163 Rye LfKi.sos 30.844.530 1f1.MW.74Z Buckwh't eII.NM 15.125,941 8,515^318 Society Dead Beats, Because people of wealth and high so cial standing in New York would not pay their debts Fred W. Harrison, a liveryman, has failed. He has found out that a rich man's patronage is not as good as a poor man's dollar. Some of his debtors were noted actors and ac tresses and even a branch of the Y. M. C. A. failed to pay its bill. Despondent over the approaching blind ness which physicians told him could not be averted. Thomas Nelson, a 70-year-old shoemaker, committed suicide by shoot ing himself through the right temple at his home ‘.n Kansas City. LIKE TO MOVE. Americans Are the Greatest Nut inti ui KollinfStoncs on Karth. Study of the recent United States cen sus shows sol e remarkably interesting facts, and among them the one that wu are the greatest nation of rolling stones on the earth; but, notwithstanding that fact, we sue, 'ed in gathering the moss of material prosperity. The official figures show that out of a native-born population of 05,843,302, there are 13,8(53,051 living in States dif ferent from those in which they were born. That is, more than one person out of five has left the State of his birth to seek his fortune elsewhere. If we count the 10,409,730 foreign born residents, we find that about one third of the population has moved from the State or country of birth. These figures show our mobility to be in the ratio of 10 to 1, as compariVl with that of Europe. ■*' The Stdte of New York has sent out 1,300,000 of her children, who are now residing in other States, and has receiv ed from other States in their stead 534,- 000 residents. Vermont has a most re markable record, which shows that she has children living in other States equal in number to one-half of her present pop ulation. AN HISTORIC VESSEL. Battleship Vermont to He liiirued at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Flames will soon consume the cumber some hulk of the old battleship Vermont, now in the Brooklyn navy yard. The ship was recently placed on the retired list and is to be sold at auction. After it has been stripped of everything of value, what remains of the historic 'ld boat will be burned. x There was a time when the Vermont was regarded as a formidable agent of war, but for several years it has not been iu active service because it was regarded as unfit for use on the sea. After its di- rect value to the Navy Department end ed the Vermont was transformed into a receiving ship, and scores of raw naval recruits were assembled on its decks. The Vermont is a character type of the then formidable frigates that figured in the early wars of the country. It was an ungainly housed-in affair, and was built hi the government in the Boston yards in 1818. From that time until the ship was converted into a receiving sta tion it saw much active service. The Vermont is 19(5 feet long, 53 feet wide, and has a displacement of 4,150 tons. GREAT RISE IN PRICES. Coat of Food in England Jumps 5 to 30 Per Cent in a Year. Many English economists, especially those whose sympathies arc on tie side of the working class, are disturbed by the recent rise in the prices charged for the necessaries of life in Great Britain. The rise is particularly marked in the centers of population, but chiefly in Lon don, where bread, meat, potatoes and dairy products cost from 5 to 30 per cent more than a year ago, while fresh vege tables have mounted entirely beyond the reach of the ordinary purs-. Henry Sell, the well-known commer cial expert, declares that a strong im pression exists that the whole civilized world is entering on a period of higher prices that is likely to increase the cost of living far above the level of the past twenty years. The situation, so far as it affect. Great Britain, is causing deep concern, since authoritative inquiries have demonstrated that one-third of the whole population of the islands does not receive sufficient wages for the bare re quirements of physical efficiency. ALL ISLANDS MAY SINK. Gecloeist Raya a Great Cavity Haa Formed Within the Karth. Prof. Angelo Ueilprin, the eminent ge ologist and authority on volcanology, de clares there is danger that all the West Indian reef islands will collapse and sink into the sea from the effects of the vol canic disturbances now in progress. More than that, he says the Nicaraguan canal route is in danger because it is in the ernption zone. "In my opinion the volcanic eruptions are not the only things to be feared,'’ be continued. “It is altogether likely that the volcanic disturbance now going on may result in the collapse of the islands whose peaks spring into activity. “The constant eruptions of rock, lata and ashes, you must know, means that a hole, as it were, is being made in the bosom of the earth. When this hole reaches a great size that which is above will be without support, and then subsi dence must follow.” Foreigner* in Onr Great Cities. Boston is a shade more foreign than Chicago. It has 35.1 per cent of foreign born, while Chicago has only 34.(5 per cent. But New York is more foreign than either. The percentage of foreign born is 37 per cent. These ‘hree run a close race for the lead. Ran Francisco comes in with 31.2 ner cent. I ©ORGRGSS. Before consideration of -to Philippine bi M was resumed on Wedrl-sday a reso lution was adopted by th| Senate con gratulating the republic ot) Cuba on its entry into the family of indejiendent na tions. and the Secretary of State was directed to transmit the resolution to the president of the new republic. Mr. Wel lington opposed the pending Philippine measure and said the action of the Unit ed States in the islands was indefensi ble. The conference report cn the agri cultural appropriation bill was agreed to. In the House consideration of the immi gration bill was begun. The principal speech was by Mr. Shattue (Ohio), chair man of the committee on immigration. The resolutions seating Charles It. Thomas from the Third North Carolina District; Emmett Tompkins from the Twelfth Ohio District, whose seat was contested by John .1. Lentr. and confirm ing the right of Mr. Kbea of the Ninth Virginia District were adopted. Bills were passed authorizing the erection of buildings by the international committee of the Y. M. C. A. on military reserva tions of the United States; authorising the sale of a part of the Fort Niobrara military reservation in Nebraska, and regulating commutation foil good couduet for United States prisoners. The Senate devoted Thursday to dis cussion of the Philippine question. In the House discussion ot the immigration bill was resumed. Almost the entirh day was taken up with the amendment offered by Mr. Underwood (Ala.) requir ing an educational test for immigrants to this country, it was finally adopted, as were amendments exempting citizens of Cuba, as in the case of Canada and Mex ico, from the payment of Hie $1.50 tax. The bill was then laid aside until the next week. The Senate amendments to the omnibus public building bill were dis agreed to and the bill wont to confer ence. A temperate and carefully prepared speech on the Philippine bill was deliv ered by Mr. Dubois in the Set ate on Fri day. He confined himself almost entire ly to a discussion of the commercial and industrial aspects of the question, his purpose being to show that it would be a disadvantage to the peoplj? of this coun try to retain the islands. An extra ap propriation hill, carrying -t18(1,900 and chiefly for the Navy and: Interior De partments, was passed, as, was one pro viding for the appointment: of James W. Lor.g on the retired list of the army as a captain of infantry. In the House the day was devoted to private pension bills and to a few other minor measures. Mr. Loud (Cal.) criticised the special pension legislation as a disgrace and drew em phatic responses from Messrs. Sallow ay <N. II.). Sulzer <N. Y.) and Miers (Ind.). In nil 195 private pension bills were passed. Mr. Patterson, one of the minority members of the Philippine committee, oc cupied the floor of the Senate most of the day Monday in a discussion of the Philippine question. The conference re port on the fortifications appropriation hill was agreed to without debate, and sixty-two private pension Fills were pass ed. 11l the House the day was chiefly de voted to business connected with the Dis trict of Columbia, especially the bill amending the District code. Sixty pri vate pension bills were passed, and the conference reports on the agricultural ap propriation hill and urgent deficiency bills were agreed to. Pi the Senate on Tuesdiay a fruitless effort was made to secure an agreement on a time for a vote on the Philippine oill. For several lion s Mr. Patterson discussed the Philippine qn- stjon. He at tacked the pending bill, particularly its provisions regarding the holding of lauds. Early in the session a committee was ap pointed by the Senate t<< confer with a like committee of the House about the disagreement which lias arisen between the two houses as to the nrssi.v appropria tion bill. -V resolution offered by Mr. Hoar, requesting the President t> in form the Senate whether .there lie any law which would prevent any I'ilipino not under arrest from coining o the 1 nihil States and stating his views or desires as to liis country to the President or to either branch of Congress, was adopted. The House passed the Shattue immigra tion bill and the bill to amend the Dis trict of Columbia code. A special rule was presented to make the hid for coin ing subsidiary silver a continuing order until disposed of. Washington Notes. Arbitrators rendered opinion against Salvador in dispute regarding chiims of United States citizens. Secretary Shaw modified Customs rnlcs to admit free luggage taken aboard and giving S3OO exemption on appeal. Captain Bertram S. Nuemiinn has been dismissed from marine corpj an result of trial by court martial at Pensacola. The President opposes ‘cattle men’s bill.” which proposes to lease public do main for grazing purposes for 2 cents an acre. Captain Harry Littlefield, army mir goon in Philippines, traced origin of beriberi to Chin?c white rice, by effect 'of diet on prisoners. IT. 01. Squiers of New York lias been nominated for minister to Cuba and lid ward S. Bragg of Wisconsin for con sul general at Havana. Refusal of railroad presidents to agree to arbitration or make any concession to miners is said by attention* at Civic Federation: conference to be cause of big coal strike. The United States Supreme Court de cided that court martial of; regular offi cers had no jurisdiction to: try charges against Captain Peter C. Dim ng of the volunteer service. British camp at New Orkiars decided l.y President Roosevelt to hi; lawful, no recruiting done there, and nude shipments do not violate neutrality, though contra band. Admiral Coghlan is to be second in command on the North Atlantic station. This station has increased to magnitude and importance to a point where Admiral lligginson, the commander-hit-chief. feels that it would 1h- prudent to; have a sec ond admiral attached to the station. Ad miral Coghlan’s successor as captain of the yard at New York will; bt- Captain I*. F. Harrington. H. Clay Evans, coniuusihfner of pen sions, has been appointed consul general at London to succeed William McKinley Osborne. Cubans on the eve of the iinaugu ration of President-elect Palma exp reused tii'Or gratitude to the United States for inter vention in their struggle with Spain for liberty. VVm. W. Thomas. United Sntes min ister to Sweden and Norway, presented to the President at the insiaoct of King (tscar of Sweden, a photograph of the latter, representing him clad, in full uni form of high admiral of the Swedish navy. The portrait is signed by toe King’s own hand. "C)sc„r.” John Gardner Coolidge of; Massachu setts has been selected for ;ppoii t • ,t as first secretary of legation it Pekin, succeeding Mr. Squiers, who i>< to be United States minister to Cuba. Mr. Coolidge is a great grandson >f 'i -mmas Jefferson, being grandson of ; Mrs. K.m dolph, J*fferW di.ugh-er, and •• of Thomas Jeffer* n Coolidge -of Brnom. He was vice-consul of t Slate* it Pretoria when Adalbert Ilky Lied the office of consol. The committee on isaalar affairs of the House ordered a farorabb? report on ?be bill to provide for a delegate to the House of Representatives ttom Porto ttico. I"Many minor labor con troversio* have been settled, hut the situation iu the an thracite coal region has assumed a more seiiour aspect. Railway earungs con tinue satisfactory, roads reporting for two weeks of May show gains of (5.1 per cent over last year and 18.4 per cent av*-r 1900. No change is reported in the iron aid stiel situation, former condi tmus m-.-rely becoming intensified by the threatened decrease in supplies of fuel and the labor controversies in certain branches of the industry. The-railways are seeking rails, rolling stock and other equipment, while contractors require much structural material." Trade con ditions are rims summed up b\ Dun Cos. s \\ cckly Review. The Review Con tinues. Quiet conditions have prevailed in the meal markets, with only a m derate vol ume of option transactions and fractional changes iu quotation. Exports of wheat, including flour, were only 3,8U3,5t>8 bush els during the past week from all ports of the United States, against 5.525,139 bushels in the corresponding week last year. Small: receipts of corn, amounting to only 1.2(53,188 bushels for the week, against 3.(507.042 a year ago. held the spot price at about 79 cents. Dispatches from correspondents of K. G. Dun & Cjo. indicate satisfactory pro gress with the new corn crop and a ma terial increase in acreage. Slight concessions are now obtainable in some lines of footwear, nil hough the market as a rule is fairly steady hut dull. Leather is firmly held, especially desira ble weights ad- lnciiig. while domestic packer hides again made a definite gain. Print cloths are quiet tit last week’s de cline. Failures for the week numbered 192 in the 1 nitj-d States, against 189 ’.tit .veer, and 13 n. Canada, against 22 last P ;,r ’ Kaius Help Crops. Bradstreel’s says: Telegrams to Bradst root's point to the grettly increased area devoted to corn, and oats is jrevciving adequate moisture at t time when greatly needed. It will probably be found that nil of the 5,009, (K)0 acres i;f winter killed wheat and that lost to spring wheat by heavy rains in North Dakota will be turned into coarser grains, high prices for which have been induced by short yields and strait ened supplies last year. ’llie winter wheat crop n the Southwest is practical ly made. Wheat is slightly lower on good troj> reports, Iml straitened supplies of corn and oats make holders confident. Corn visible supplies are only half those of last year, and (50 per cent of the stock is In Chicago. i f" p,, “I Unless all signs fail, or LUiCdDO. I something unforeseen dcvel a the country is in for a good measure of business activity for u considerable period to come. The cool strike litis apparently spent its greatest force as a disturbing factor. For weeks the prospect of a serious labor controversy hung over the eastern indu< trial world, and was a hindrance, to trade in all lines. When it finally came,-busi ness iu general suffered less than had. been expected. To a considerable extent the effect had been discounted. This strike is a very serious thing, and it niignt readily spread and be developed in to something big enough to give the whole country a setback, tun the business world is npt loos-ng for anything ItKi this. There exists the firm hope that somehow, dr by some means it will ho fixed up in a nut inter mutually- satisfac tory. To get the realty hopeful and cneourng ing view of tilings, we lnusi leave tin east and entile to tile west. Hero there in nothing adverse, or at least nothing important enough to be worth consider ing. It is -really remarkable how west rn railroad earnings keep up. When it is considered that last year the earnings were 10 per'cent greater than ever before, and that this year they are maintaining another gain <>f nearly 10 per < cut, it will be Keen lmw large has been the increase in the volume of traffic. Not many of the homeseekers who went into the north west in the early spring were of the very poor class. Most 'of them have more or less money. Already they have been bet ter buyers then was expected of them. Retailers are currying on an active Helling campaign, and the jobbers are feeling the beneficial effect. And why. should not the country buy freely of everything needed V With tin exception ot a limited area (he northwest stands to product- bountiful crops thi year. Of course, we are far from the harvest and anything may happen im-sit while; but crop conditions, viewing tin northwest tts a whole, have rarely been more favorable at this date, nnd tin farmers nr< not inclined to turn pessi mists, with such good growing weather as was experienced last week. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, to $7.00; hogs, shipping grade*, $4.25 to $7.55; sheep, fair to choice, $1 'Si to $6.25; wheat. No. 2 red, 80c to Hie; corn No 2,161< to 62 -; oat 1 -. N ■ 2, 41< te 43c; rye.lNo, 2, 58 to oi by si<i •op • . $15.00; praii §9 $13.50; butler, choice creamery, 20c to 22c; egg*, fresh, 13c to 15 potatoe-. 69c to 71c per bushel. Indianapobs—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $7.15; bogs, choice light, $4 O 0 to $0 95. sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $5.00, wheat. No. 2. 80c to 81c; corn. No. 2 white, 65c to 06c; oats, No, 2 whit**. 44c fo 45c. St Louis- Cattle. $4.50 to $7 40; hog s3.oo to $7 15; sheep. $2.50 to $6.00; wheat, No. 2, 77** to (8c; c f, rn. No. 2, 62 e to 63c; oats, No. 2, 4<tc to 41c; rye, So. 2,59 cto 60c. Cincinnati Cattle, $4.00 to $6 50; hog-. $4.00 to $7.20; sheep, $3.25 to $5.50 wheat. No. 2,82 cto 83c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 64c to 65c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 44c to 46c; rye. No. 2,61 cto 62c. Detroit—<hr'tl", $3.00 t<* $6.15; hog* i wheat, No. |, 82c to 83* *'* No. 2 yellow, G4c to 65c; oats. No. 2 white, 46c to 47c; rye, 89c to 60c. Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed. 82c to 83-*; corn. No. 2 mixed, 62* to 63c; oats, N<*. 2 mixed, 43c to 44 ; clover aeed. prime. $5.00. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern 76c to 77c; corn. No. 3,61 cto 63c; oats, No. 2 white. 14c to 45c; rye. So} 1, 58* to Stic; barley, So. J. 72c to 73c; pork, m* **. $1*1.92. New York —Cattle, $3.75 to $7.35; hogs, $5 00 to $7.35; sheep. $4.00 to $5.75. wheat. No. 2 red. 86c to 87c; corn, No. 2, OK-* to 69c; oats. No. 2 white, 30c to 51c; butter, creamery. 21c to 22c; eggs, west ern. 14e to 17c. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping -.teersf $3.00 t'( $7.25: hogs, fair to prime, $3.00 to $7.40, rbc-ep, fair to choice, $3.25 to $6,2.*; lambs, common to choice $4.00 to $7.05. Asa result of the explosion of a tank of g soldi*- at Pittsburg Adam Oripp, aged 1 18, was killed ami John Hagen aged 15,; Witsenti Morosky. 20; Slanu Shrevski. 10; Andrew Schilling. 6; (Jco. Karivh, 25; Peter Orosky, 22; Bord Scotts, 31. anl Annie Muller, 4, were injured. Several of th<* injured may die. f r ' " V A rural free delivery route ha been established at Cheney, Neb., with one sorrier.