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FAITHFULLY told in readable ! SHAPE. Wanderer Finds Relatives and For tune—Bicyclist Chased by a Bear- Minor G. A. R. Positions Filled— Watchman Browned. William 8. Renilinger found his rela tives after eighteen years’ separation from them, ani at the same time found -a share in a $400,000 estate, which was ! about to bo divider! anong other rela tives on the theory that he was dead. When a youth of 18 Remlinger left his homo in Morgan, Mich., because of a disagreement with his father and shipped as a sailor on the lakes. Then he tried farm vorK iu Dakota, and later drifted to >an I rancisco and shipped on a Pa cific mail steamer, seeing a good part of the world. Tiring of the sea, he went to Nebraska and became a fireman on the Burlington. Soon he was made an engi neer, and for the last five years he has been married and lives at Fort Scott, Kan. He recently determined to rind his family, and in Morgan learned that his father had died in 1898 and the family bad moved away. He found an aunt in Bt. Louis and from her learned of the relatives in Milwaukee. He arrived the other day and found his mother living at 239 Grove street. His five sisters, all married, also live in Milwaukee. Chased ly a Bear. Elmer Beebe, a homesteader living ten miles from Bayfield had a thrilling expe rience while on his way to town, with a couple of cub bears and their mother. While riding along on a bicycle the two cul came out into the road just .itoad of him and spying him. started and \vn the road on the run. Mr. Beebe, set : ng that they were afraid of him, undercvik to give them a chase. He had not gone far when he heard a crash behind him. He looked around just in time to see the mother of the cubs- emerge f",.u the brush and take after him. As the road was rather rough at this point, Mr. Beebe had a hard time to keep out of the bear’s way. and had not the cubs turned oft' into the woods and the old hear followed then, just as they did Mr. Beebe would prob afciy have not been here to tell the tale as he was alxut ready to give up. Girl's Absence a Mystery. Mystery envelops the disapitearanee of Freda Gaegei, a 17-year-old girl. w f no left her home in Little Falls, Minn., ou May 28 to come to Madison ami make her future home with her aunt, Mrs. laiuisa Aufreeht. Since then not a word has Ifeen heard from her. The police of Madison, St. Paul and Little Falls an* all working on the case. A curious feature of the ease is that the girl's trunk, which was checked directly through to Madi son. never arrived. Minor G. A. R. Appointments. State Commander Agen of the G. A. It. nas announced the following appoint ments: Assistant adjutant general, F. A. Bird, Madison; assistant quartermaster general, H. B. Bobbins, Kara boo; depart ment inspector, J. M. Whitley, Depere; judge advocate, K. K. Bradford, Chippe wa Falls; chief mustering officer, Wil liam Wilson, Appleton; chief of staff, Frank E. Hurd, New Lisbon. There are minor appointments to be made, but these will not be filled for some time. Watchman Found Browned. The body of Joseph Lesieeki was taken from the river at Milwaukee. He was night watchman for the Hoffman A- Bil ling* Manufacturing Company, whose coremakers have been on a strike for five weeks. It is the belief of many that the man was pushed into the river by strike sympathizers. He had had some trouble with the strikers, was attacked by them, and drew a knife to protect himself. Brief State Happenings, The blueberry crop is reported the best that has been raised for five years. Walter Ksempflein of Janesville was drowned in Hock river. lie fell out of a ls>at into deep water and the body was not recover •! until four hours later. George Blair, supposed to be from Mil waukee, who is wanted both in Kenosha and Racine for horse stealing, was arrest ed at Solon, Hi., and held for Kenosha officers. Ir. Nelson A. Pennoyer of the Pen noyer sanitarium has closed a deal for the purchase of twenty acres of land on the lake shore, north of Kenosha, where he will erect a large sanitarium. Fifty persons who ate supper at the Golf Club in Mariaette, were taken vio lently ill owing, it is believed, to a salad that was served. There was considera ble excitement over the poisoning for a time, but all have recovered. Henry Reiser, an insurance agent, 72 years of age, committed suicide at Ke nosha by cutting bis throat with a razor. The body was discovered by his 12-year old daughter. It is thought the deed was committed while Reiser was mentally un balanced. M iss Harriet B. Merrill, a farmer stu dent in the University of Wisconsin, will sail at once for Rio Janeiro. She ex pc.-ts to spend three months in South America, where she goes for the purpose of making a collection of fresh water Crustacea for the University of Wiscon sin. William Beaver, a stranger, had a dose call from being lynch and by an iufurtated crowd at Chippewa Fads. Beaver was operating a “akin” game on a corner and many persons were patrons. They were losers in the r xme and. becoming infu riated. took Beaver in hand. He escaped and the crowd followed, yelling “Lynch him!” “Kill him!” A reman caught Beaver and pla.vd hire he city look up to protect him. La e wa* taken to the county jail. August Kauass, au < 1 >yp at the Northwestern iron work n Mayville wont to work to shovel , roui the tres ties aud one of the big pi of ore caved in and buried him. Whe e was taken from uuder the immense l A' life was ox •tinet. Archie aud Leo DuCharme, twin broth ers. Hi years old. at I’rairie dn Ohien. found a beautiful pearl which weighs 911 J.Vlti grains. The color is very tare being a white with a delicate tint of blue. As yet the gem has not been sold, but according to previous prices paid will bring considerably over SI,OOO. V Delavan firm of monua-'ont contrac tors has just finished a very elaborate headstone executed on the order of one •t the daughters of L. Z. Letter of Chi e.ig. l'he marker is for a pet dog that diet! in Washington some months ago and was buried at the Luke Geneva home of the Inters. ( art Jacobsen, a weil-knowu Marinette young man and a son of N. P. Jacobson, was secretly married to Miss Clara Hesse of Chicago. The first intimation the young man's friends had of his mar riage was when they ; .*ticed among the irrivals at the Hotel Pfister in Milwau kee the names of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jacobson of Marinette. J. B. Johnson, dean of the college of mechanics aud engineering of the Uni versity of Wisconsin, was killed at Pier Cove, Mich. His head was crushed by the wheel of a loaded wagon from the top of which he had fallen while taking n load of household goods from the depot at Fennville to the summer cottage at lher Cove. The death is a severe blow to the university and the State. Gov. La Collette mourns the decedent as a per sonal friend and as one of the greatest edm ators of Wisconsin. The Soo depot at Woodburn was en tered by burglars and robbed of railroad tickets, a gold watch and private papers belonging to 'he agent, J. F. Pieid. The Appleton Barters’ United Frater nity has been organized. A scale of prices was adopted. John Bolender. aged Go years, of the pioneer settlers of Monroe and at one time State Senator from that district, is dead. Henry Smith Pritchett of Boston has been chosen as pre*”* ent of the Univer sity of Wisconsin to succeed Charles Kendall Adams. Gustave Husting, a brother of Pete Trusting, the crack American League pitcher, sustained a fracture of a leg in a ball game at Mayville. 11. H. Rand of Wisconsin has been ap pointed assistant superintendent of the salary and allowance bureau of the Post office Department in Washington. Gen. Edward S. Bragg has started for Havana to take up his duties as consul general. He was joined at Chicego by h s private secretary, Harry M. Bobbins of Madison. The Stefens Point Textile Starch and Gum Company has been declared insol vent. The failure is said to be due to the high price of potatoes during the past few years. Charles Jensen, aged 10 years, was attacked by a strange dog near his homo at Racine and terribly bitten. The dog was- driven off after a hard fight. Phy sicians state that the boy will liv<. Mrs. Frankie Willis, wife of W. H. Willis, a barber in Chicago, pleaded guil ty at Racine to the charge of horse stealing and was sentenced to serve two years in the penitentiary at Waupnn. Charles' A. Noyes, agent of tb< Mil waukee road at Kilbourn, died of heart failure. Mr. Noyes was one of the old est agents in the employ of the company, having held the Kilbourn position since 18G3. • Fidel Kneife! of New Burgh Corners is dead, the result of drinking a pail and a half of water. Kneifel, who tt as 35 years old, fell from a barn some time ago and afterward he displayed queer antics at times. A letter from Senator Quarles states that there is now no doubt that Presi dent Roosevelt ami a portion of hts cab inet. together with the Wisconsin con gressional delegation, will visit La Crosse S.-pt, 25 . ; At Osceola while Oscar Fisk’s G-.vear old son and another boy aged 11 were pitying with a rifie, Fisk’s boy was shot through the stomach, the ball passing clear through, and it is feared the boy will die from the wound. At Hurley, in a fight between rialf a dozen Finlanders, Jacob Mendole shot and fatally wounded a man whose name is unknown. Meadola tied to the woods, but was captured and lodged in jail The Finns came from Ironwood. Arvey and Hobart Eiinerinan, brothers, aged 14 years and 9 years, were run down by a Wells street electric ear on the Wauwatosa line at Milwaukee and instantly killed. The boys were crossing the track on their way to a swim. The Antigo Manufacturing Company’s saw milt and stave factory at Kent was destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is believed to have caught from sparks which came from the woods where farmers were burning brush. Albert Behliug of Pound, while remov ing a double-bitted ax from the handle was struck in the eye by a piece of iron from the ax. Blood poisoning set in and he had to go to Milwaukee aud have tin- injured eye removed in order to save the other one. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Steuerwald of Che boygan, left for Albany. N. Y. upon re ceiving the announcement of the death of their daughter Alice, she being in stantly killed by a fail. The young lady was a member of a theatrical company playing in Albany. L. B. Hastings, who has boon agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road in Necnah for several years, lias resigned his position and left for S.twa nee, Tenn.. where he will enter che Uni versity of the South and study for oiders iu the Episcopal Church. Laurence V. Frasier of Viola gradu ated from West Point Military Academy with high honors. He ranked among the first seven for his four years’ work. Asa resuit of his good work he is entitled to a position in the engineer’s corps with a salary of $1,500 per year. John Lindahl, an employe of one of the rai'roa.l construction camps near Chippe wa Falls, while returning to the camp fell from the Wisconsin Central Rail road bridge upon a pier six feet down. This saved him from falling into the river below and going over the falls, Charles Mishank, employed as lumber piler in the yards of George E. Wood at Wt odboro, waited until the mill whistle* blew at G o’clock on a :-eeent night; be fore he committed suicide by cutting liis throat from ea* to ear. Some fellow workmen in the yard saw the man fall to the ground and when they reached hi* side they found that he had ended his life. - Charles. Woodman, a young business man of Niagara, went to Marinette on an excursion alone. He returned with Miss Winnifred O’Connell of Marinette as his bride. The young couple had been post poning their wedding on account of par ental objection, but the groom, like a young I/oehinvar, stole his bride nway and went to Menominee, where the cere mony was performed by a priest, aud they returned to the groom’s home mao and wife. Axy Walker, the 15-year-o!d girl who was drowned with her companion, Maude Moore, in the mill pond at Kingston, tore told her death aud the death of her frien-.l several months ago. She predict ed at the time that she and her fr end wou and die together. Some time ago, when a gi -1 friepd was visiting hot, she trade a will in which she disposed of her be long ngs to friends and re atives and also appointed her pall-ln-arers. The docu ment she gave to the girl lo keep t'ot her until she was dead. Miss Sarah Adamson, well known in Kenosha society, announces that she will enter the Dominican sisterhotxi as a Sis ter of Chanty. She will be received as a novitiate at the convent at Sihsiuewa Mouud in August. Will 11. Spaulding of River Falls and 18>c Andrus of Ashland, two studeuts of Lawrence University, were held up by two highwaymen in Appleton while on | their way to the depot, where they v ere to take the train for their borne. The highwaymen were unsuccessful in secur ing anything more than a few dollars, having overlooked some bills and jewelry. The various fields of sugar beets near Watertown are in excellent Condi: on. The work of bunching and thinning Pas begun. Over one hundred farmers in that section are experimenting ith the crop :his year and if it is found tha: it pays to raise the roots a Urge beet sugar factory will be established in Watertown. I Rock river claimed its fourth victim I for the year in the drowning of Walter I 1 Kien pflein, 12 yrxu old. syn of :he widow of Rev. M. Kaempdein, at Jac.es ville. He and another boy were play ng in a boat when young Kaemptlein fell i into t ic river and before aid couid reach i him fce had sunk and cotiki not be r-es j cued. i i Frederick P. Kuchenberg. a lineman in i the employ of the Marinette Street Rail way Company, while attempting to rare a wire >ver a pole, accidentally toadied two arc light wires, one with each He tr.ed to release himself, bit the cur rent w as too strong and he died in a few | moments. ' Clement Hausknccht. a rnach aist, went t into the woodshed at his home in Mi.iwi.o- I kee aud pounded fils heal so severely j with a hammer that he died later at the j Emergency hospitaL Tbe deuth of his j wife a vriek ago and legal complication* I in which her death involved their prop ! erty are believed to have caused ths I suicide* THE POT BEGINS TO BOIL. 0 ( eg? * 1 The Parties —What do we care if overything else stops? There’s something doing here.—Minneapolis Jourr.al. GREAT TREASURY SURPLUS. Figures Show an Exceedingly Pros peroua Year for Naticn. Uncle Sam has had a good ye.vr. On the last day of the fiscal year the treas ury figures showed a surplus for 'lie twelve months of nearly S9i),UOO,t)(X). Not withstanding the large appropriations by Congress and the heavy expense of tla war in the Philippines, the receipts dur ing the year show almost that great sum in excess of expenditures. Last year’s surplus was about $75,000,000. To show the magnitude of the business Uncle Sam is carrying on it is only nec essary to quote from the official treas ury statement: RECEIPTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR. Customs $253,791,131.50 Internal revenue 270,359,951.20 Miscellaneous 35,402,902.52 Total $559,553,985.31 EXPEN DITCHES FOR FISCAL YEAR. Civil and miscellaneous $113,181,988.63 War 112.021,414.33 Navy 67.6271868.04 Indians 10,010,595.37 Pensions 138,455.010.18 Interest 29,021,920.07 Total $470,321,797.62 The excess of receipts over expenditures (one day to be added to complete the fis cal year) is $89,232,187. Notwithstanding the reduction of war taxes made by the last Congress, the to tal receipts of the government during the year just closing have been only $20,- 000,<)00 less than during the preceding year. Internal revenue receipts fell from $304,000,000 to $271,000,000, but customs receipts increased from $238,000,000 to $255,000,000. The expenditures of the government have materially decreased. They were $508,000,000 last year. This year's to tal will show about $471,000,000, a de crease of $37,000,000. Uncle Sara has taken in money at the overage rate $1,800,000 per business day during the last year, and be has paid it out at the average rate of $1,500,000 a day. Three hundred thousand dollars profit for each business day. IN MEMORY OF OLD SOLDIERS. The National Memorial University at Mason City, lowa. The first and main building of the Na tional Memorial University, being built at Mason City, lowa, solely by contributions from the Sons of Veterans of the United States and allied organizations, has just been completed. The structure, erected at a cost of SIOO,OOO, occupies a central position in the 160-acre site on Patriots Ilili. The other buildings will be grouped around it and it is expected that the in stitution will be thrown open in the fall of 1903. The National Civil War Mu seum is expected to have the greatest collection of war relics in the United States. Another building will he Barton Hall, named in honor of Miss Clara Bar ton. of the American National Red Cross Society. The National Alliance of Daugh ters of Veterans will pay for this and for the women’s college. There will be an endowment fund of $1,000,000. The mis sion of the Memorial University is to THK MAIN BI ILDJNG. honor the memory of the men and women of war times, to perpetuate the principles for which the American soldier has con tended aid to assist patriotic people in the work of causing a greater apprecia tion of free government aud raising the standard of citiienship. Brief News Items. Near Ravenal, S. C., a mob lynched Jim Black, a negro, charged with being implicated in the murder of Mrs. J. K. Jones, white. The American Medical Association has concluded its fifty-third annual meeting at Saratoga, N. Y. The nest meeting will be in Hot Springs. Ark., Id 1903, The May statistics of gross postal re ceipts at the fifty largest postoffices in the United States show a net increase of 1 per cent oTer the receipts for May. 1901. 7a preparing for bnrial the body of James Stage, a circus man. who died suddenly at New Brunswick, N. J„ the undertaker found $1,250 in one of the dead man's stockings. A Jamestown, Tenn.. dispatch says oil was struck at a boring within 490 feet of the famous Bobs Bar well and for two hours it “gashed” 2**> feet in the air. It ts of h.gh grade The well is 225 feet dtep. The official immigration figures for the port of New York for May. show that 52.- 054 immigrants were landed daring the month, as against 73,667 for April. A circular issued from the headq natters of the division of the Philippine directs that no incoming troops be all-owed to land on Philippine soil until a supply of -acciae vims has been sent aboard the transport or steamer and injected. Train No. 1 on the Chicago Great Western Railroad left the track at Dean, a station about seven miles from St. Jo seph. Mo. The consisted of seven passenger, baggagv a-d mail cars, and all but one left the rails. Only two pas sengers were slightly hurt. RAINFALL FOR MONTH OF JUNE BREAKS ALL RECORDS. The rainfall in the corn-raising States for the month of June of the present year shows a marked increase over that of 1901. In many of the States the gov ernment has not collected its statistics, but there is enough at hand to show that the rainfall for June throughout the United States has broken all records. June. 1902, June, 1901, inches. Inches. New Y'ork 6 ... Ohio 6.58 3.32 Nebraska 9 Missouri 6.59 1.23 Minnesota 2.49 7.21 Wiseonsiu 4.71 4.49 Louisiana 1.70 4.70 Indiana 7.52 4.66 The following table from records of the weather bureau shows the amount of rainfall in iuehes in Chicago for the month of June during the past decade: 1892 10.58 1898 5.30 1893 3.59 1 899 2.71 1894 1.69 1900 2.06 1895 1.79 1901 2.41 189*5 2.82 1902 6.22 1897 3. CO COAL STRIKE AFFECTS NAVY. Service Reported on >he Verge of a Disastrous State of Affairs. The navy already is suffering from the effects of the coal strike, and Rear Ad miral Bradford, chief of the bureau of equipment, who lias charge of the pur- PRINCIPALS IN VIOI-NT SCENE ON FLOOR CF THE SENATE. mm3Km.M*ak iMMHL VzMO W: ' W vl SENATOR J. W. BAILET. chase ef coal for ships of war and navy yard plans, has reported to the Secretary of the Nary that the service is on the verge of a disastrous state of affairs. The navy will be crippled seriously un less the strike ends and the sources of fuel supply are again open to the gov ernment. The supply of coal such as is used in the furnaces of naval vessels and at the plants of naval establishments is dimin ishing to an alarming extent. The re serve stock has been drawn upon with such liberality that the service is no longer in a position to meet calls of emer gency. The available appropriation for coal also has unusual drafts upon it, and it will be necessary next year to ask for an unusual emergency deficiency appropria tlon. Every effort has been made by the de partment authorities to protect the ser vice from the disastrous effect of the strike. LAND RAISED BY EARTHQUAKE. Pennsylvania Mountains Higher Since Pelce’s Eruption. The contention of geologists that the recent eruption of Mount Pelee and oth er seismic disturbances in Martinique would not only affect territory adjacent to that island, but would be noticed in this country, is borne out by the follow ing letter sent by Col. H. C. Peming of the United States Geological Survey to Charles D. Walcott, director of the Unit ed States Geological Survey, Washing ton: “During the past month I have taken at various places in Pennsylvania in my geological work a number of elevations above sea level, and I have found in every case where elevations had been taken previously that the present figures show higher elevations than before. “It is possible that this is due to the seismic disturbances in the Martinique and other islands southeastwardly. "I found the variations to be from two inches to more than twenty-four on com paring them with older records at Honey brook. Chester County; Columbia, Lan caster County; Gettysburg. Adams Coun ty; Newrilie. Cumberland County, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County.” Because of a Cigarette. Miss Rose Fox. a New York girl, while attending a wedding reception the other evening, brushed ber skirts over a lighted cigarette on the floor. Almost instantly she was a mass of flames. Before the fire was extinguished she was horribly and perhaps fatally burned. Denounce* St. Peter. Rev. Dr. Charles A. Eaton, ;sstor of Rockefeller's Baptist Cha-eh in Cleve land. who has instituted a street crusade there in the interests of religion, created a sensation by declaring that. St. Peter was a lying old fisherman and a coward who denied his Master. BAILEY ASSAULTS BEVERIDGE. Texan Pounces on Indiana Man in the Senate Chamber, Senator Joseph W. Bailey of Texas treated the Senate to a pugilistic scene just after adjournment Mouday, when he spraug upon Senator Beveridge of In diana and choked him as he sat in his chair in the chamber. Had not several Senators and attendants rushed to the aid of the Indiana man and pulled off Bai ley the result might have been more seri ous. A slight shaking and a torn neck tie were the only injuries sustained by Mr. Beveridge. In the scuffle bi3 desk, which was screwed to the floor, was part ly turned over by the onset of the missive Texan. The sensational attack by Bailey was the result of a remark made by Seuator Beveridge. The Texas statesman made an attack on the officials of the State De partment, saying they were either gross ly incompetent or willfully negligent be cause they had not secured the release of a citizen of Texas who is confined In a Mexican prison and had failed to furnish Senator Bailey with the papers relating to the case. Senator Beveridge defended the depart ment and said the statements made by Senator Bailey were “unwarranted.” This remark incensed the Texan, who, immedi ately after the session ended, walked to where Senator Beveridge was sitting, and demanded peremptorily that the Indian. SENATOR A. J. BEVERIDGE. lan withdraw his remark. The latter re torted that the matter was ended so far as he was concerned, whereupon the wrathy Texan sprang upon the Indiana Senator, who was seated in his chair, and choked him. Assistant Dorkeeper Layton, who was cn hand, made for the two Senators, and Senators Spooner, Bacon, Hansbrough and others interfered and Bailey was led away, subdued but still muttering revenge. Here is t list of the rows that have occurred in the Senate session: Jan. 28, 1902-Senators Lodge and Teller and Senators Tillman and Spooner In angry debate. Feb. 23, 1902—Senators Tillman and Mc- Laurtn In flat fight In open Senate April 24—Senator Money assaulted a street car conductor. May 9 Senators Dolllver ana Mack ex change angry words over Philippine War. May 21—Senators Patterson and Dietrich had hot words in Philippine investigation committee. May 27—Se"*ors Rawlins and Dietrich came near f.iows in same committee June 30— Senator Bailey assaulted Senatoi Beveridge. (v T Meat has gone up in price again. The beef trust has to have money to paj its lawyers. France is arranging to be a sister t® all die other nations, with one or two exceptions. Burning a few lynchers at the stake might help some. Bat they would object to the cure. At last accounts that dangerous con spiracy. the anthracite coal trust, was still in existence. How husbands do go up in value when someone else tries to get them.’ It is the same way with wives. Probably the coal strike will be settled as soon as the companies work off their surplus stock at high prices. Several ministerial gentlemen appear firmly to believe that so-called higher criticism is in reality lower criticism. Alfonso has the cheerful prospect be fore him of strugei.Bg along for fifty or sixty years with an ever-growing deficit. Lord Kitchener should beg his friends not to present him with a house and sbonid implore the girls fot to kiss him. King Alfonso's next harrah will occur as soon as the old. bloodless ministers of state decide e the girl they want him to marry. It is lucky for world's fair exhibitors who cure to take their goods borne with them that so many of the St. Louis Al dermen are safety locked up. FARMERS FACE RULN. CROPS IN DANGER FROM BLIGHT ING RA’N. Fields of the Whole West Damaged by the Incessant Downpour —The Wettest June in Thirty Tears—Many States Are Deluged. Ruin threatens the farmers of the land. If the rain continues a few days longer the damage to the crops throughout the middle Western and Western States aud the loss to the farmers will bo beyoud calculation. It was raining Sunday prac tically all over the country, and many al ready Hooded States were visited by an inch or more of rain in twenty-four hours. The farming communities of Illinois and surrounding States are face to face with the gravest kind of a situation. Contin ued rain will result in wrecked crops. Reports show that there were heavy rains in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, lowa, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Arkausas. The reports from the Dakotas and Min nesota indicate that rain iu those States was light, but the great stretches of wheat land iu the Northwest have been soaked so thoroughly during the month of June that the farms are in such a bad shape that very light, continued showers will serve to bring the ruin threatened. Illinois is one of the chief sufferers. All through the interior as far south as the Ohio river the farms are Hooded with water. Corn fields, wheat fields, mead ows, pastures and gardens have been turned into lakes and ponds. Only the most favorable kind of weather will save the agricultural communities from heavy loss, and a short continuation of the rains will mean big losses for hundreds of farm owners and farm renters. A low estimate placed on the damage wrought within a radius of 150 miles of Alton, 111., by the storm of wind and rain that prevailed Saturday night aud Sun lay is $1,000,000. While the farmers are the heaviest losers, the railroads also suf fered severely. Added to the unseasonable rains there has been un-June like weather. It has been worse than a cool month, l’he ther mometer has kept distressingly low. Chi cago has passed through the most dis agreeable June it has known in thirty years with the exception of June, 1892, which was slightly worse. There have been nineteen rainy days in the month. In June, 1892, there were twenty-one. The rainfall for the month was greater than that of any other June except in 1892, when the total was 10-58. The average for the June of thirty years, with the exception of 1892, is 'ttle mom than five inches. If the rain continues the population of the middle West will need whales or arks for transportation like .Tq.iah of old and N'cah the patriarch. TELLS OF SURRENDER. Admiral Dewey Describes How Manila Was Given Up. Admiral Dewey has told to the Senate committee on the Philippines his story of the battle of Manila Bay and the events immediately following. He says ae did certain things and did not do cer tain other things. As he remarked to the committee, he was simply "a long ways from home; there were no cables, and I was meeting emergencies as they arose.” That he met these emergencies is not doubted by the American people, nor do they question his version of the brief but brilliant bit of history of which he directed the making. What interests us more now is the ad miral's emphatic denial that he ever rec ognized Aguinaldo's government, ever sa luted Aguinaldo’s flag, ever called Agui naldo “general” or ever gave the Philip pine republic the slightest recognition, for he had no authority to do so and did not consider it an organized government. Ma nila was surrendered to Dewey by the Spaniards under agreement and immedi ately following the defeat of the Spanish Beet. It was not then occupied by the Americans simply because Dewey had no troops to garrison it. Dewey says he knew nothing of the as pirations of the Filipinos toward indepen dence until he received Aguinaldo’s proc lamation on July 15. a month and a half after the decisive battle of Manila Bay. And Dewey thought so little of this proc lamation that he did not bother to cable it to Washington, but left its transmis sion to the mails. In short, the admiral thrdlljtfhout hid recital declared that he gave AgUlttaldo and the Filipinos no reason to hope that he approved of their efforts to found a republic. But he maintains his original statement that he considers the islanders more capable of self-government than the Cubans. POLICE ARE ACCUSED. Bis Municipal Scandal in Minne apolis Grows. Added to the disclosures in Minneapo lis of the employment of police officers by criminals, indictments were returned charging a systematic trafficking in po sitions on the force and accusing two de tectives of aiding cracksmen in a $1,500 robbery. As another development in the municipal corruption scandal comes the report that Mayor A. A. Ames, undet indictment for offering a bribe to an ad ministrative officer, will resign iu Sep tember to assume the management of a hotel in Indiana. Indictments returned against Police In spectors Fred Malone and C. F. Brackett charge them with collusion with cracks men and with having received from the robbers SSOO. It is charged that a month ago they guarded the entrance to the Pabst brewery building until the cracks men secured $1,500. The inspectors ate also accused of aiding the robbers to escape, and up to the present time the fugitives have evaded capture. Religious News and Notes It is said Pope Leo XIII. confidently expects to live to be 100 years of age. The Right Rev. Julius A. Chatron, the Bishop of Osaka, central Japan, is vis iting in San Francisco. John H. Johnson, who .died recently in Philadelphia, left all his estate to char itable and religious purposes. Lord Orertoun has conducted a Bible tba H - 1 . Mb k, Dm Scotland, for thirty-tw o years. The present statu* of the work of med ici. missions is such as.t-. greatly encour age the prosecution of this form of evan gelism. The Rev. Dr. John H. Prngh, the new !> elected president of the general synod of the Reformed Church, has been pastor of Grace Church. Pittsburg, for twenty two years. The Rev. Andrew Hobobay. a Hunga rian vicar general, has arrived in this country. He is the choice of the thirty two Greek Cathoiie priests of America as their bisbop. Bishop McCabe reports a gain in mem bership. an in?v*ise in benevolent col lections. and ger ?ral advance in the Sonth American ronference. Dr. John Clifford, the famous English preacher, began life in a lace factory when 11 years old. He worked at first as an ordinary hand, tad when 16 was a manager in the lace mending depart ment. Dr. S*. E. Clark reports a Chriatia Endeavor Society at Malmberjet, fifty five miles north of the Arctic circle, where for two weeks in December and January they have to read the constitu tion by the light from an oil lamp at midday. STATUE WHICH THE KAISER WILL GIVE TO UNCLE SAM. fuM STATCE OF FREDERICK THE GREAT. It is announced that the statue of Fred erick the Great, which Kaiser Wilhelui of Germany will present to Uncle Sam, is to take the form of the famous statue iu Berlin, of which the above is a photo graphic reproduction. There is little room for doubt that our sudden popular ity with the world’s powers is likely to result in a visit to this country of Kaiser Wilhelm or his son, the Crown Prince of Germany, on the occasion of the presen tation of the statute. The people of this .onntry and Germany are now busily dis cussing which of these two royal person ages our distinguished visitor will be. SHE MURDERED 31 PERSONS. That Is the Confession of Miss Toppan, the Trained Nurse. A record probably without a parallel in the annals of crime is that of Miss Jane Toppan, the trained nurse whose E'i £ from a form of de generative insanity, miss TCPPAK. having defective control hnr'. an irresistible impulse. The woman has been committed for life to the Taunton insane asylum. Before her ease came to trial she told her counsel that she murdered thirty-one persons. Some she killed with morphine and others with poisons she cannot re member. She said she murdered to grat ify a passion, but cannot give the dates of all the deaths she caused. In numer ous cases she set fires to houses in which she was a nurse. Her counsel and the experts doubt the accuracy of certain portions of her confession, but evidence to disprove or to substantiate it is lack ing. C. M. Hunt has been appointed son oral of the St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad. The St. Paul Terminal and Transfer Company has been incorporated at St. Paul, with a capital stock of $150,000. The Chicago and Northwestern Rail road has put on anew sleeping car ser vice between Chicago and Eagle lowa. The Santa Fe has acquired possession of the California Eastern Railroad, which runs from Goffs to Manvel, a dist: nee of twenty miles. The directors of the Wabash Railroad met in New York and authorized the pay ment of the usual 3 per cent semi-annual interest on the debenture A bonds. The gradual evolution of an electric line between Milwaukee and Chicago has spurred the steam roads to renewed ef forts in the direction of faster time. The Illinois Central will expend $lO,- 000,000 or more in double tracking and providing depots and silbps on its lines between Fulton, Ky. ( and Memphis, Tenn. With the completion of work on the western division, the Chicago, Burling ton and Quincy Railway Company will have practically anew double track main line through the State of lowa. Some confusion arises in counting the time to be made by the Burlington fast train from Chicago to Denver, when the fact is not taken into account that at McCook, in southwestern Nebraska, all the watches are set back one hour on trains going west. There the mountain time begins and the central time ends. Geo. J. Charlton, general passenger agent of the Alton road, is in receipt of postal cards from Joliet, 111., bearing a recent date, reading as follows: ‘‘Five years ago I used your road to Joliet and hawe never used any other since.” The writer and not sign hi-; name, but gives hia! nnmber, which indicate* that he is still in the penitentiary. He se.-nn to have a keen appreciation of the forms of “tramp” advertising. The South and West Railroad has brought the Ohio river and Charleston road and the purchasing company has au thorized the issue A $600,000 in bond* to complete the construction. The plan is to connect the Virginia coal fields with North Carolina points. Although there was a negative to the proposition to continue the home-seekers’ excursion txtes during the summer month* by the roads in the Western I’as senger Association several of these roads have given notice that they would pnt in those rates daring the months of June U> October, inclusive. The Santa Fe has decide*! to build the Tine from Portales on the Pecos Valley i line in New Mexico to Albuquerque. This ! w' maker the Santa Fe main line 200 miles shorter. fltatistie* of railroad casualties for the year 19*t1 show that in England during the course of that year out of tb mill ions of passengers whirled aloDg behind the iron horse, not a single one met his death through an accident to a train--a remarkable record. There were mishaps, of course, and some persona *re killed any many injured, but not one of the for mer was a passenger, and the number of the latter was about 4-*l short of the cor responding figure of 1900. The disturbance in southwestern grain rates and in rates east from Kansas City resulting from the action of some of the southwestern roads in bidding for th-' J traffic to gulf ports i* giTing freight traffic men trouble. The railway mileage of the United States has passed the 200,000-miie mark. Tlie figures at the close of 1901 were ap proximately 199.525 miles, and the con struction for the fir*! mx u, >nthe of 1902 brings the total op to 201.5T59 mile*, ths track laid during the first half of this year on K 5 lines aggregating 1L314 miles. This is nearly 500 miles in excess of the new mileage for the first six months ~t 1901, whet* 1,817 miles were built. iSDWARD IS BETTEH. SURGEONS REPORT KING’S CON DITION FAVORABLE. Patient Able to Bat and Smoke and la Making Satisfactory Progt ess— Medi cal Advisors Lay Monarch la Dis playing Great Recuperative Power. King Edward’s condition was reported to be much improved Sunday, he was thought to hat e safely passed the crisis ind there was a wide assumption that nothing was to be exix*eted henceforth but announcement s of an uninterrupted return to strength. The Queer, was cheer ful and hopeful and continued to display most devoted solicitude. She was in tha sick loom the greater part of the day. The King is able to take plenty of nour shtnent. So confident are all now of the King’s complete and early recovery that r has been informally settled that when the time arrives the royal patient will be carefully removed to (’owes and placed on board the royal yacht. Sir Henry Thompson said the King’s condition was hopeful for recovery. The only danger to be feared, in bis opiniou, was the possibility of cellular or other tissues in t'.- region of the wound becom ing affected, hi t from what other medi cal men said, the steady improvement in his majesty’* condition was attributable to the fact that he had been aide to main tain his strength. If the King continued to hold his own in this respect his recov ery was assured. His recent habits arc in his favor, for it iu a fact, although not known to many outside of the royal household, that the ; King is, and has been for a long time, I most abstemious a* to his diet. Indeed, this is made necessary by the fact that 1 he is troubled with diabetes and is under ■ 6 diabetic regime. As this is a progres- I eive complaint, and regarded by many | physicians as virtually incurable, it is j easy to understand that the King had j strong personal reasons for wishing to be ! crowned at this time. It is also easy to ; understand why Queen Alexandra, now j feeling most sanguine of her husband's recovery, has suggested a quiet coronation in Westminster Abbey ns soon as he is convalescent, which would be in the latter part of August or September. Of course, the magnificent coronation, which was to have been the most splen did spectacle of the modern world, has vanished forever. No attempt will b* made to have a great celebration, for King Edward will not be tide for many months to endure any trying ordeal. The King’* Sickneu.*. Seldom before in so striking a manner has the uncertainty of human events been so forcibly expressed us when, with nil London filled with guests—with rulers and royalties aud embassies: assembled from the four corners of the ejirth to wit ness the ccronatioti of King Edward— Chat august aud impressive function was postponed owing to the sickness of the King. The announcer tent struck consternation aud dismay into the heart of the great metropolis. At first it could hardly he credited. And then as confirmation of it was made am! the knowledge was ob ti.n<*d that the King had to submit to an operation, gloom and sorrow took the pluco of sprightliness and rejoicing. An air >f depression settled upon the city. Crowds gathered ir hushed tones about the bulletin boards, to learn the latest of the royal patient's condition, and every wheie there were manifest the outward signs of a deep public sorrow. The scenes were similar to thoi-e which marked the passing away ol Victoria, for since l*is accession and particularly since the hap py ending of tile Boer war King Edward has been sensibly growing in popular strength and favor. The King's sickness is what is known as perityphlitis. It is an inflammation, including the formation of an abscess of the tissues around the vermiform apiiendix and in the popular mind is not readily distinguished from appendicitis. A week previous the trouble manifested itnelt, but under treatment t'ae King seemed to choovor rapidly nd on def liisj C2id‘ t t < ?!l IVfts stieh that his phv- J nrttfliis believed he w'Otfld be able to go through the ceremony or rononation. rhJ trouble, hpwevvr, became Tnea-lay his physicians decided upon tlio' opi ration. The Ki .tg wn* placm under the influence of chloroform kind the op eration was successfully carried out. The abscess, which had formed, was removed. As for London, th people were dazed. They brid just thrown -off. ns it were, their nichiruing garments for the death of tin* Queen an.! had plunged into the Joyful anticipations of the coronation fes tivities when wi'h stunning suddenness their joy was turned into sorrow ami burning anxiety, in all the churches prayers have been offered up for the re covery of the rovnl patient and in the ranks of high and low there is a gnaw ing sorrow for their ruler aud King. Disappointment and Sympathy. London had a million foreigners with in her gates for the celebration &nd four more millions were ready to cross her threshold from the United Kingdom. These, with her >wn six millions, were greatly disappointed over the postpone ment. Not only were those who were to witness the splendors incidental to the coronation, but the great world beyond were moved to sympathy for the mon arch who had borne himself so modestly since icing entrusted with thej imperial •ceptK of power 1 A London corr q> indent sj/s that those who have watched closely the King since bis mother’s death have not failed to notice that the great responsibilities of the position were going hard against him. The bright eye, the ruddy glow of the cheek, the vigorous hand dasp, the quick ened step, the cordial greeting which dis tingjisied him as the Prince of Wales began to lessen nndcr the exactions of kingship. He did everything to conceal the inroads upon iiis h-alth, but it was evident to tboAe around him that unless there came a change his reign would be a short one. He w rrr ed greatly over the Boer war, as his mother had done, and its termination was too long delayed to save him from tin* consequences of his intense anxiety while it was in progress. Then the anxieties of the coronation were addfd to make mi id and body sick aud render rife miserable. Riots Over Al an toned Feasts. • The abandonment of the coronation (eastings has led to x number of riots at different places. The worst occurred at Watford, where, when it w as announc ed the dinner for the poor and the dis tritnatloi of shillings ind sixpences to children had been abandoned a mob ston ed and wrecked the shbjjs of the members of the committee btviig the affair in charge. The r-oters lit a bonfire that had been prepared to celebrate, the event over whelmed the police , aad tiir-w the offi cers’ he mets iuto tie fire. Hundreds of other police were mr:. moned, but they, too, were overpowered There whs des perate lighting and many person*, wertr seriously hurt. At na ber of shops were sacked sad set on fire. Is view of the expected extrtprdinary demand, dealer- .a of all kmia laid is heavy stocks hoping to Teap large profits. The abandonment of the coro nation god the dispersal of the crowds of visitors caused a rlun p in prices that resulted in large b ases to the dealers. Moat of the supplie- were of such a na ture that it was necessary for th-m to be icimsdiateiy consumed. A leading firm is the Smith fie and market sold x ton of meat at a half p -nsy a pound. Fish and fruit were also iold at great k*s. Tin? British government has ordered teed froia a Lnrms, Kan., seed house to be set t to South Africa for the use ol the Boe-a.