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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU. - - WISCONSIN. POLICE THINK TRAGEDY WAS NARROWLY AVERTED. Anarchist Arrested at Walla Walla, ” ash., and Rifle Found on Line of March —Veteran Helped Oat by Da kota Divorce Laws. Joseph Becker, a radical socialist, is ia the city jail at Walla Walla, Wash., on suspicion of having intended to kill President Roosevelt. The episode was kept quiet until after the President’s de parture. Becker is accused of having re marked in Pendleton. Ore., that he had one bullet for President Roosevelt and another for Emperor William of Ger many. He left for Walla Walla with a Winchester, and his Pendleton partner, Pat Kine, followed him, notifying the police. Becker was located working in a butcher shop. He was arrested, and on being sweated disclosed the location of Lia rifle, which was cached away in a fanner’s bam along the line of march. Becker is a Swiss. The police think that a tragedy was narrowly averted. DAKOTA DIVORCES HELP A VET. Gets Separation from First and Sec ond Wives to Rewed Latter. The advantages of the Dakota laws of d.vorce have been demonstrated to the entire satisfaction of f'apt. John Amrein. Civil War veteran and military governor of Louisiana during the reconstruction period. When Amrein was driven out of Louisiana by the “Ku-Klux,” he spent twenty years searching for his wife, and then married another woman. He was recently granted a pension, of which his first wife learned, and demanded that she begiven a share. Amrein then sued for a divorce in Rhode Island and was re fused. He next went to Dakota, secur ed a divorce from his second wife, then from his first, and is now free to marry the second one again. BASE HALL SCORES. Standing: of the Clubs in Eig League Games. Following is the standing of the clubs of the National Baseball League: W. L. W. L. New Y0rk...22 i) Cincinnati ....17 17 Chicago 24 10 Boston 14 1G Pittsburg ...21 1.1 Philadelphia.. 0 24 Brooklyn ....17 1G St. Louis 1) 2G The clubs of the American League stand as follows: W. 1,. W. L. Chicago 17 12 Boston 1.1 1.1 Detroit 17 13 St. Louis 13 14 Philadelphia.. 17 14 New Y0rk....13 1G Cleveland ....14 13 Washington.. .10 10 Murder Follows Divorce. Maddened by the fact that his wife had obtained a divorce, M. V. Lcasia shot and killed F. H. Drews, his father-in law, in Portland, Ore. former wife witnessed the tragedy and was com pelled to go with What has be come of the couple is a mystery, hut the police believe the man will kill his wife. Los< of $82,000 at Louisville. Fire destroyed the machinery and stock of the Falls City Shirt Company at Louisville, Ky. The building was badly damaged. The stock of the Carter Dry Goods Company, in an adjoining ware house, also suffered. The total loss amounts to $82,000. Fire Devastates a City. At Laconia, N. 11., nearly 100 build ings have been burned. 330 persons are homeless and there is a loss of $400,000 as the result of a fire in the Lakeport section, the area burned over being about 150 acres. The fire started in a boiler room of the H. H. Wood hosiery mill. Arrest in Postoflice Fcandal. Daniel W. Miller, assistant Attorrey General for the Postoffice Department, has been arrested for alleged acceptance of bribe for decision favoring John J. Ryan & Cos. get-rich-quick turf concern. Joseph M. Johns. Rochester, Ind., was arrested as alleged go-between. Overtaken bjr Stern Justice. German Naval Ensign Hussnrr has been given four years’ prison sentence and degraded from rank for killing his boyhood friend. Artilleryman Hartmann, who had failed to salute him. Russia Brhci Jews Out. The policy of the Russian government is to drive Jews to other lands. Editor who incited Kiseliineff massacres give;- them one year ia which to change relig ion or get out. Killed by Hist Brother. Charles Grenier. .'59 years old, was shot and fatally wounded by his brother George at Scranton, Pa. Charles was abusing his mother when George inter fered and shot him. Tee Plant I>cstr>Tcd by Fire. The plant of the American Ice Com pany was destroyed by fire in Philadel phia. The loss is about $21*0.000. There were many explosions of ammonia but no casualties. New Vork 250 Years Old. With dignity amounting almost to solemnity, yet without pageantry or pomp. New York City on Tuesday cele brated the two hundred and fiftieth anni versary of her civic incorporation. Tornado Hits Klmo. Mn. V most de-aruetive and fatal tornado struck the town of Elmo. Mo. Nine per sons were killed outright and five were injured, some of whom may die. Boiler Kvptosion Kills Six* One of the boilers of Wilson A Coch ran's sawmill at Wilcox, near Maringoin station. l>a., exploded, killing six per sons. Nine efttera are seriously injured and it is thought that two of them will die. Peruvian Boat Goes Down. The Peruvian gunboat Loreto sprung a leak forty miles northeast of Scilly Islands and sank in an hour. The crew was picked up by a French vessel and landed at Plymouth, England. The Loreto is anew vessel. Revolt iu Croatia. Croats are in revolt against Hungarian government, and city of A gram under martial iaw: 2.000 persons imprisoned after fights between peasants and troops: hatred between Slavs and Magyars chief ly responsible. Vittaat* Burne.i by Turks. The Sofia correspondent of the London Morning Leader telegraphs that the Macedonian committee reports that the Turks have burned the village of Banitxi. near Seres. Only fc'-y-eight of the 500 inhabitants escaped. Many women and girls were outraged and muH-red and their bodies cast into the water. St. Paul Manufactory Barns. The Wateroas engine works at St. Paul were destroyed by fire, causing a loss estimated at $75,000. partly covered by insurance. It is -aid there were two explosions in the front of the buildings and a few moments later the flames had spread through the length of the machine shop. The watchman. W. K. Ecklin. attempted to put out :he fire and was severely bunted. Death of M, Paul Blouet. Paul Blouet (“Max O'ReITT. French lecturer and writer, died at Paris. He never recovered from an operation iu New York for appeuvßcitv FIND RICH BURIED TREASURE. Searchers in Oklahoma Credited with Securing $2,003,000. The finding of $2,000,000 buried treas ure is reported from Yining. a small town located on Salt Fork river in west ern Oklahoma. The treasure was un earthed on the farm of Charles Moriand, who gave his consent to a mysterious stranger digging on his land, provided he would give Moriand one-tenth of the treasure discovered. The farmer receiv ed $200,000 and the mysterious stranger immediately disappeared. He came into the neighborhood recently, presumably from the East, bringing a map oescrib ing the location of the treasure. A wal nut box was struck twenty-eight feet under ground which contained the money. The entire neighborhood, is in a fever heat. Stories of buried treasure on Salt Fork have been rife for years in western Oklahoma, rumors stating there was enough gold and silver buried somewhere there to turn the mind of a Croesus. The treasure was supposed to have been buried by a band of American soldiers during the Mexican war. The story that Washington Lindsay, a private in the Thirteenth Ohio infantry, with eleven of his companions became detached from his regiment and fell in with friendly Indians. From the Indians they learned of much wealth secreted by them and guarded from whites. The twelve sol diers secured some of the treasure and started for the East with three Spanish wagons laden with wealth. They were overtaken by the Indians and a battle ensued, Lindsay escaping with many wounds. Apprised of the approach of ‘.he the soldiers had buried the treasure. Lindsay was picked up by a government train and taken back to Ohio. Several years ago a wheel from an old Spanish wagon was unearthed, and since that time the searchers for the gold have been there by the score. THREE FIGHT, ALL KILLED. Struggle in Texas Postoflice in Which All Meet Death. News reaches El Paso of a fight at Sanderson, Texas, in the desert 300 miles east of El Paso, which resulted in the killing of 11. S. Higgs, magistrate and school teacher; Ed Bell, a citizen, and It. C. McMahon, deputy sheriff. Only meager details have come. As far as learned the quarrel arose at the postoffice between Ed Bell and H. S. Biggs over a letter. Bell had been working for McMahon. Biggs was a very quiet man and was not known to have had any pre vious trouble. He had baan a school teacher in Sanderson for eight or nine years. The story goes that when Biggs and Bell had a row McMahon tried to separate them. Biggs fought desperately against the two men, as McMahon, it seems, turned on him during the fight. Biggs shot Bell through the head, killing him, and was in turn shot through the body by McMahon. While lying on the floor of the postoffice he took aim at Mc- Mahon and fired one shot, fatally wound ing tlie deputy sheriff, who died a few hours later. STEEL RAIL OUTPUT TAKEN, Trust Has Orders for 400,003 Tom More than It Can Produce. A representative of the United States Steel Corporation states that the an nounced plans of a number of railroad companies to postpone projected improve ments will not affect production of steel rails this year. The steel rail output of all the companies in the United States this year will hard!;, exceed 2,000,000 tons, whereas the orders filed by rail road and stem car companies call for rails slightly in excess of G.OOOdiOO tons, leaving a surplus demand above supply of 400,000 approximately, to b • carried over into the presidential year. STORM WORKS HAVOC IN OHIO. Property Damaged fay Lightning— Narrow Escape -t from Death, Much damage was dune in the Ohio valley by cloudbursts and lightning. No lives were lost, but many people were shocked by lightning that struck houses, barns and telegraph poles. The interur ban electric lines are still badly disabled. A car on the Mill Creek Valley line was struck by lightning and set on fire at Carthage and the passengers narrowly escaped death, all being unconscious for a short time. Much damage was doue at Delhi, Home City and Ferabank. Failure of Chicago Fruit-Firm. Receivers have bean appointed for the big fruit corporation of Porter Brothers Company of Chicago. Little is knowu as to the firm’s financial condition, but rough estimates place the liabilities at $300,000. Outside ventures by the presi dent of the concern are alleged to have proved disastrous. Ohio Town Badly Scorched. The business section of Dunkirk, Ohio, was almost wiped out by fire. Eleven business blocks and three residences were burned. The heaviest losers were Mahon & Cos., the First National Bank, Lydeck Brothers and the Dunkirk Telephone Company. The k>S9 is estimated at SIOO,OOO. Must Pay for Thieves* Loot. Judge Walter Evans of the United States Court at Bowling Green, Kv.. has ruled that men in charge of postotttces must pay to the government any amount burglars may steal front the offices. The decision is considered important as es tablishing the liability of postmasters for funds and supplies. Deficit Due to Machen. A deficit of $227,300 has been discov ered in the Postotfice Department be cause of Superintendent A. W. Machen's unauthorized expenditures and his diso bedience of the Postmaster General’s or ders. No action has been taken by the latter official. Tornadoes In Southwest. Salma County, Ivan,, was visited by a third tornado in twenty-four hours. Two persons were killed at Assaria. Ashland was practically destroyed, and heavy damage was done by the storm in In dian Territory. The total storm death list is six. Costly Fire la Philadelphia. A fire that if estimated to have caused a loss of upward of SI,OOO 000 occurred in the building of the Front Street Ware housing Company, at 919-21-23 25 North Front street. Philadelphia. Merchandise of a general character was stored in the place. Railway Shop* Are Burned. The Seaboard Air Line Itailway shops, just outside of Portsmouth. Va.. were burned. The loss is estimated at $750.- 000. In the shops were many locomo tives and all appliance* for repairing the rolling stock of the road. Twelve Hurt iu Collision. Twelve people were injured, five dan gerously. in collision due to defective brakes on Halsted street electric line car in Chicago. This is the second disaster in two weeks ascribed to poor service and equipment. Boiler-Plate Mill Bnrna. The original boiler-plate mill of the Central Iron and Steel Company was de stroyed by fire in Harrisburg. Pa., caus ing a loss of $200,000 and throwing a large number of men out of work. The loss is covered by insurance. bight Die in Ug Race. The Taris-Madrid automobile race re sulted i~ eight deaths withm 343 mile*, and the contest was declared off on Pre mier Combes’ and Spanish government's orders. Marcel Renault, winner of the Paris-Vtenna contest, was fatally hurt. Caban Republic a Tear Old. First anniversary of Cuban republic was celebrated at Havana with review of po'.n e and fire departments by Presi dent Palnta; congratulations were receiv ed from Secretary Root. Mob Drives Segrn Out of Town. John Dixon, colored, was driven from Fremont. Ohio, by a mob after an ex citing encounter, in which his home was stoned. Dixon had been employed at the Clauss shear plant, and did not go out when the strikers did. His wife and children escaped the fury of the mob by going to jail. Dixon escaped to Nor walk. FAMINE HORROR IN CHINA. In March and April 30,000 Men, Wo men and Children Sold aa Slaves. Heartrending details -'f suffering and death as a result of the famine in Ktrang si were given in Hongkong papers. Mr. Hess, a missionary at Wuchow, who has been investigating on behalf of the Hongkong charities, afiys that owing to three- successive crop failures people are starving and dying by hundreds. Dur ing March and April it is computed that 30,000 people were sold, men selling themselves for employment in the Straits Settlements and women and children be ing sold into slavery on the coast. Story after story of distress was told by the missionary. Famished people died in the act of eating when food was brought to them: people reduced to skeletons were abandoned. Mothers sold daughters for a bottle of rice. Thousands will perish unless relief is given soon. WORSE THAN AFRICAN SAVAGES. Physician Declares Wealthy Ameri cans Are Extremely Immoral. I>r. It. St. John Perry declared before the State Association of Physicians at St. Paul that in immorality and intem perance Americans of wealth and appar ent respectability were worse than Af rican savages. “Christians look with ab horrence on Mohammedans who take plural wives and are true to them,” he said, “yet many of our Americans in dulge in thrice the wives of the ignor ant savage and are untrue to all. Vice and immorality are rampant among all classes. Physicians can bear witness to this. To gauge the state of American manhood one has only to count the thou sands of fallen women in every city.” WATCH TRUST IS FORMED. Waltham, Elgin, Keystone and Cres cent Join to Huy Canadian Concern. A trust in watches has been formed by the American Waltham Watch Company, the Elgin National Watch Company, the Keystone Watch Case Company and the Crescent Watch Case Company, with a combined capital of nearly $14,000,000. These companies have been rivals so long that the price of American watch move ments has been kept down low, but now they will be raised. The ostensible pur pose of the syndicate is to purchase the American Watch Case Company, Lim ited, of Toronto. The syndicate expects to control the manufacturing branch of the watch industry in the United States and Canada. DROWNS HIMSELF IN JAIL. New York Man Who Tried to Murder Dies in Bath Tub. Charles Adams, who was awaiting trial ia the Goshen, N. Y., jail for attempt to murder his wife in January, committed suicide by drowning in a bath tub. He ieft several letters to relatives and friends stating that he had decided to destroy himself because ho felt sure he would be convicted. He also left a let ter for his wife, impliring her forgive ness. Adams shot his wife and then at tempted to kill himself in a fit of jealous fury. His wife was paralyzed as the result of her wounds and probably will not live long. FORTUNE FOR MISSING MAN. Walter L, Chapman Heir to $30,000 at Kansas City. Walter L. Chapman, whose where abouts is unknown, is heir to more than $50,000 urder the will just probated at Kansas City of his father, Dr. Andrew L. Chapman, a grandson of the poet, Thomas Campbell. Walter Chapman ran away from home thirty-five years ago or account of a schoolboy fight, ar.d is now .10 years old. Nothing has been heard from him for fifteen years. Chicago Man Taken Poison. A man who registered at the York shire Inn. Great Barrington, Mass., as Arthur Sands of Chicago committed ui cide by taking carbolic aoJ. He was about 21 years old and from his talk it was inferred he had recently visited Germany. He left a tetter to the coroner which stated that he did not care how. when or where his body was buried and asked that his grave be marked with a stone inscribed “A. S.” End Mobile and Ohio strike. The strike of the trainmen and switch men of the Mobile and Ohio has been declared off by agreement. Thej went on strike May 9 for a 10 per cent increase in wages. The road agrees tc advance wages 7 and 30 per cent for freight and passenger service respective ly, and to take back strikers as rapidly as vacancies occur. I’lowe I with an Automobile. The plowing of a goodly part of a field in East Ashtabula. Ohio, was accom plished the other day with an .automobile which took the place of a stout team ol horses. The test was made by H. T Uaser of Erie, l'a.. and Lis brother. George Baser, guided the plow. Many persons witnessed the unusual feat. Miss Tempest Leeper a Suicide. An attack of melancholia, due to nerv ousness. prompted Miss Tempest Leepei to commit suicide at the Lindell Hotel in St. Louis by drinking the contents of c half-ounce bottle of carbolic acid. Tht act followed the young woman’s flighl fr<:n the Norbury sanitarium at Jackson ville. 111., the day before. Twenty-five Hurt at a Fire. At Carlisle. Ivy., lire dee*” -ed the city school and resulted in .ojury to twenty five persons. Three others are missing. The west wall of the building fell upon a uumber of people. The property loss is about $25,000. Klevntir Accident in Pittsburg;. Five persons were killed and twelve in jured by falling elevator in Pennsylvania Electro-Mechanical Institute, Pittsburg Pa. Victims were nearly all guests at ball. Long and Ptaort Haul Clause Killed. The long and short haul clause of the interstate commerce act has been killed by Federal Supreme Court In Louisville anil Nashville rate case; competition was held a justification for higher rates over comparatively shorter distances. Want Music on the Trains. “Give the people music on their excur sion trains.” This is one of the new started by the American Fed eration of Musicians in their national convention in Indianapolis. Drought in New York. Dispatches from various parts of Neg York State report that rain ka not fall en for five weeks and that vegetation is withering and pasturage has become scant. Primrose Quita Miaatrela. After thirty-five years of the minstrel business George H. Primrose, the best known exponent of the “black-face" art in America to-day, has retired from the minstrel stage. Minnesota Boat office la Robbed. The postofflee at New Richland. Minn., was robbed of about $250 in stamps and money, the safe being blown open with nitroglycerin and completely wrecked. 165.000 Mea Oat of Work. About 165.000 men are idle in New York as a result of strikes, lockouts and dissension*. It is estimated that they would earn nearly $-L<XX\'JOO a week. Permanent Treaty with Cwba. A permanent treaty between the Unit ed States and Cuba, inciodtng ail tba provisions of the Platt amendment, has been signed at Havana. Manx Fan* ilia* Flooded Gat. A cloudburst rendered hundreds of families homeless at Enid. Okla.. and caused damage estimated at S3OO,UXX FARM HANDS UNITE. STRONG UNIONS ARE FORMED THROUGHOUT THE <*EST. Organization Will Boost the Rate of *Vagei and Lead to Greater Cast tn Farming—Army of 1,300,030 Men Who Harvest Our Grain. It is expected that the farmers of the United St.-.tes will have to pay at least 20 per cent mere this oeasou than last for the gathering of their grain. The organization of the harvest hands into national unions is tiie cause of this threatened increase. Notice has" already been served on thousands of the -grain growers of the middle Wert of the union’s demands, and the farmers in some sections of Illinois, Missouri and Kansas are taking steps to oppose the organized labor. About 1.300.0'>0 men go into the fields every year and harvest the grain. The farms of the United States number al most G.oO; i.OOO, and cover an area of 841.000,000 acres. The products of the farms sold last year for $-1,200,0U0,0U0, the larger total ever recorded. National organizations have been per fected in Indiana. Illinois. Missouri, Kan sas, Oklahoma and several other States. In the great wheat belt <f Kansas, union labor is practically in control. The free Employment agencies have been boycot ted. and on!v the labor agencies con ducted by the unions are recognized. Lb IV. Blaine of I’ratt County, who put into effect the famous harvest hand bureau several years ago. and who has in the past furnished 2,*H) workmen annually, is in favor and aiding the labor unions. He says it will result beneficially to the farmer as well a; to the laborer. Crowding Into the Union, As the summer reason approaches thousands of men leave the city and go into the country to work in the fields. Oue finds them in all sections of the coun try, and before the end of tlie harvest the number of Grangers seeking work on farms exceeds the million mark. It is indeed a vast army that is called to the aid of the 5,000,000 f .mi owners of the United States. There are 5.000,000 of day lal*orece in the United States, <4 whom 1,250.000 beloug to the national trade unions. An other million belong to trade unions of purely local interest, while the remain der comprise the Clement of unorganized labor. Within the past two years several hundred thousand of-the Utter class have Joined the farm labor unions. The farm hand, as well as other classes of workmen, is looking to the future. The hours of work upon the farm are from sun-up until du_- k. and often then the farmer puts his men through an hour after dark, especially if the grain be in danger of falling. Here tofore the custom has been not to pay the men for this overtime. In soiite in stances small sums were offered, but the farmer usually held it as a right that his workers should aid him unremnnerated. Hence the farm hand has been easily guided into the union, and everywhere the organizers of the American Federa tion of Laltor have Itecn they have brought a majority of the workers into the ranks. Go-operation of the harvest ers, where it has already been practiced, has proved highly beneficial. To Raise Scale of Wages. Tito present scale of wages paid to farm hands runs front $1.50 to $3 per day. The work differs in the task. Binder drivers, for instance, are not over worked, and are classed as light work men., hence they tire only paid $1.50. The union scale for' binder drivers is set at $2, and the ruling is made that neith er women nor boys shall )*o allowed to fill this place in the harvest time. Often in a rush the farmer brings his wife or daughters into the field to drive the binder, while he puts the men into the harder places. Wheat shockers are paid not over $2 per day. Under the new rul ing they are to receive $2.50. Other classes of workmen are to receive higher prices in proportion, the raise being on an average of 20 per cent. In the grain belts of the Southwest tome of the big ranch owners are organizing to fight the union, but live re is doubt whether they will succeed. In central Kausars last year there were numerous strikes, where the union was in partial control, and were seeking to rule out the non-union men. This year will probably see a great many strikes and so will the following season, until the farmers are willing to accept the union, which, with its present growth, is certain to gain a solid footing in the ranks of tlmp harvesters. W -lie the income of the farmers last year was over $5,000,000,000, the amount paid out *.o workers, both extra and regular, amounted-to less than $350.- 000,000. The average expense of each farm, average size 1-10 acres, was SO4 in 3SP9. and $75 last year, and this year It will be at least SBS. and perhaps S9O. FACTS ABOUT : : : : : : THE CEISSUS. It is interesting to know how many of the homes in the United States art owned by the people who occupy them and liow many are rented. Taking the total of 16.157.715 we find that 7,259,- 302 are owned and 8,305.739 are rented, leaving a little more than half a mill km unreported. This is a decided change from ten years ago, when rhe number of homes owned was 0,000.417 and the number of homes rented was 0.623.735. That is. during the last ten years there has been a falling off of homes own.l from 47.8 per cent to 40.5 per cent, while the percentage of Ivomes rented has in creased from 52.2 per ivjat to 53.5 per cent. There roer.n? also to have lx-en a de cided increase of mortgages duriitg the last ten years, for in 1890 72 per cent of all the home* owned were free of incumbrance, while in 11*00 only 08,4 per cent were unmortgaged. Taking them from the other point of view. 31.0 per cent of all the owned homes were mort gaged in 11*00. 31.1 per cent of the farms and 32 per cent of town home-:, while in IS9O only 28 per cent of all the town homes were mortgaged and cnly 25.2 per cent of the farms. The proportion of incumhored Ixomcs is larger than in 1890 in all the States and Territories ea-at of the Mississippi River and along the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf States, except Michigan, while in tLnt wit of States reaching from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean tharc has been a decided decrease in the num ber of mortgages. The most notable changes in this respect are found in North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Carriea the Heaviest Life Insurance. Until a few days ago John Wainmak er was believed to carry more life Insur ance than any other American, his amount being $1,500,000. Now he has been outstripped by his son Rodman, who. in addition to the million which he carried for some time, has taken out another policy for an equal amount. China Now Has the Bicycle Craze. The use of bicycle* by the Chineae is increasing notably, and the possibilities of the market are limited only by the abilities of the Chinaman to purchase. On account of their manner of dress they generally prefer wheels designed for la dies. A Washington dispatch say* Minister Irishman cables that the prohibition of the admission of American pork in Turkey, which has been in effect fog five years, he* been removed and orders ktw been itsued permitting entry offer the customary inspection. WARM WEATHER AIDS CROPS. Drouth, Homev.-r, Afflicts large Areas in Great Lakes Region. The weekly crop report isstwJ by the weather bureau says all northern and central district* east of the itocky Moun tains experienced highly favorable tem peratures during the week ending May IK the central valle*e, lake region and New England rewiving ample and much needed warmth, while in the Southern States it was too cool for favorable growth. The vary general absence of rain in New Ongiaikd and the middle At lantic States and over a large part of the lake region and Ohio valley has in tensified drought in these districts, m consequence of which crojis have made siow progress and planting and germina tion have been greatly hindered. The east gulf States and portions of the low er Missouri aud lower Missis* ippi val leys have suffered front excess ve rains. Corn planting has been further delay ed by rains in the States of the lower Missouri valley, arvl by drought in the Ohio valley, middle Atlantic States and portions of the lake region. Planting is well advanced in tire Dakotas, and, not withstanding the wet soil in lowa and Missouri, has been vigorously pushed in those States, where it is germinating very satisfactorily. In Nebraska, the Ohio valloy and middle Atlantic States a large part of tlie crop is yet to be planted, not more than half the- area having been seeded in Ohio and Nebraska. Winter wheat Stas made favorable pro grers in Nebraska and Kansas, and has been improved by rains in portions of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. But in south ern Missouri and the Stales northward of the Ohio river and in the middle At lantic States the crop has suffer'd fur ther deterioration. It is heading as far north as central Karens and the south ern portions of Indiana and Ohio. hn tlve spring wheat region the weather conditions have been highly favorable for germination arul growth of spring wheat, which is coming up to good stands with vigor ns plants. In the Missouri valley, Oklahoma and Texas a general improvement in tho con dition (if oats is indicated, but in the Ohio valley, middle Atlantic States and the greater part of the lake region, the condition of the crop is less favorable, owing to the effects of drought. There is general complaint throughout the cotton belt of the unfavorable effects of low temperatures on cotton. Consid erable tobacco has be,*- transplanted in Tennessee and western Kentucky. Fur ther improvement in the outlook for ap ples is indicated, but the prospects for most of the other tree fruits are very poor. The grass crop in the Ohio valley, lake region, middle Atlantic States and New England is much in need of rain, but wcv.tward of the Mississippi it has made rapid growth aud is in promising condition. K*te Report*. Illlwrfs- Rain revived vegetation In por tions of central uinl southern districts the first of the week; great need of rain In other sections; plowing and planting retarded or arrested cm account of dry soil: deteriora tion of wheat continues In southern dis tricts: oats very uneven and general condi tion unfavorable. Meadows and pastures short and uead rain. Indiana—Temperature consldernnly altove normal: no rain except light local showers In few places; corn planting well advanced, hut ground dry, hard and cloddy; oats and clover suffering for rain; wheat, rye and barley In fail - condition, beginning to head in south sectinu; tobacco plants ready to transplant; melons, poor stand, much re planting necessary; all vegetation needing rain badly. Ohio Temperature excessive; drought continues; ground so dry that plowing and corn planting are almost suspo ided, not more than half corn area planted, wheat is hokliug Its own well, is heading 1 i south, u little rust reported In south-cent *a 1 coun tlrs; oats, barky, pastures, ineadew grass and gardens suffering for rain; tobacco plants doing fairly well; apples, merries, plums and peaches dropping somewhat. Michigan—ln -lower peninsula warm and dry weather rt'-irded growth and germina tion; soil dry and becoming parched; corn planting and !u sredlr.ji general, but ger mination very slow-; winter wheat, rye, oats, mohdowH and pastures very slow and much In need of rain; prosi>ect for early poaches, early ifin-rrb--. and stra w berries fair: apples, phifiis unC pears blossoming plentifully. Wisconsin—Warm weather last of racek c hi-set I vegetation to progress rapidly. Corn ground prepared and about one-fourth of acreage planted, with soil In fair condition; oats, 1 xiHoy and spring wheat on highland excellent, on lowland thin and uneven; winter wheat and rj-e strong, healthy ami growing rapidly; clover and timothy prom ise h(xivy snips; fruit trees blooming heavi ly: strawberries Injured by frost In ex jk*?c(l localities. M iiuwsota— Rains in socth till 12th de layed corn, potatoes, flax anil barley seed ing considerably; rain on 11th In central portion delayed work somewhat, but was beneficial to growing and recently seeded grains; In Red llivwr Valley there was al most uninterrupted seeding of flax and bar lsy: warmer weather In latter part of week mode al! grains, pastures and meadows grow rapidly. lowa—Week warmer than usual and all vegetation made rapid growth; excessive rain retarded Held work In about two-thirds of State, but wherever practical plowing and planting wore vigorously puslrel; In most favored sections corn planting is well advanced at:d germination Is very satisfac tory: rejMrts arc fairly good as to apple and berry crops. \<x"th Dakota- Wheat seeding finished; oats and barley nearly all sown; flax seed ing and corn planting well advanced; early sown grain is growing rapidly and looks strong and healthy; warmer weather with showers has greatly Improved crop comil tious. Dakota —Wann week with l<enefl clal rains in southeast portion and consider able high southerly winds; grass, s|>rlng wheat, oats, barley, rye aud spelt making satisfactory *ndvnsecurent. Wheat gener ally attaining good stand: corn planting be coming general and advancing favorably; ilax being sown; grass affords good pastur Cge. Nebraska Warm growlng week, with ex ecss of rain in eastern counties; wheat ana gixiss grew rapidly and continue In excel lent condition: oats improved; corn plant ing greatly delayed by wet weather and generally less than half the crop Is planted; some early planted eorn up. Kansnfr— Wheat in pood eondftton, head ed in south ni.-I heading in central; eorn planting delayed by rains, corn coming up, getting weedy: oats, grass and gardens growing rapidly; alfalfa fine, growing rap idly. nearly re&dy to cut; postnses very good. Notes c f Current llvent*. The laying oi a duplicate German .Vtnorkran Atlantic cable was commenced at Borktuii, an island in the North sea. twent.v-six niilos from Emden. After returning a verdict in a damage suit, D. J. McKinley, foremtni of the jury, dropped dred of heart disease at Hamilton. Mont. lie was a prominent rancher. E. W. Benedict, the Topeka lawyer who was hurt April 19 in a collision between his automobile and a heavy Kmodway electric car, in Los Aagekss, Cal. died. (ien. Maximo Gomez has accepted the chairmanship of the committee for the erection of the Cuba building at the St. Lorn* exj>sitian, and will be in St. Lock to look after the work. Additional rural free Ac livery service will be established June 3 at Oklahoma City. O. TANARUS., with two carriers. length of route, forty-wen and me-balf miles. Population served, £4O. Tie abstract of the nattona! banks at Okfahoma shows the average reserve held at 17.72 per cant, against 17.17 per cent: towns and discount* increased from s7.9Ss.'>*i- to $8,108,677; gold coin from $254.1*64 to $260if160; total specie from sA4tt.23< > to $509,555: individual deposit* decraased from ?10.t36.577 to $lO.-fi>6. 363. Joh t f Twim, a prominent attorney of Kan*."* City, and utcst worshipful grand master of the grand lodge. A. F. and A. A! , of M issouri, died at Bonner Spring*. Kan., of consumption. The British admiralty hns ordered the secomi-cks* cruiser Reavf ution to pro ceed to Trinidad to pej<e-A British offi cials then*. A cable says that rioting has broken oat there and that the govern ment bouse has been burned. A Chiotgo and Alton engine kilted Mrs. Phoebe Stonier and dangerously injured her daughter, Eugenia, at Laddonia, just east of Mexico. Mo., while they were try ing to cr >*a the railr-ad track. The body f Mrs. Stottier was cut in two. STOKM KILLS SCORE. TORNADO SWEEPS NEBRASKA WRECKING MAN f TOWNS. Death and Destruction in Wake of the Wind —Norman, Fairfield and Other Places Visited Oklahoma Cloud- Iram Makes Hundreds Homeless. Tornadoes, which for several days wrought destruction in the West, deso lated several Nebraska prairie towns Monday, killed at leal twenty-one per ! aoevs, injured scares of others, destroyed farm hc.tses and village buildings and did immense damage to growing cereals and fruits. Of the deed the names of three resi ihiuts of the village of Norm n, Neb., fire known. They are: Mrs. Earl llacon, | Mrs. \\ elliver, John McCurdy. A partial | list of the dead at Pauline follows: James j C. Mutnaw. wife and daughter, Frank i Qnigg. Lizzie Palmer, Jeannette Palmer. At Fairfield, Neb., three persons were killed ;n the wreckage of their homes, and many were hurt so seriously that the fatality list will doubtless be larger than at first reported. A tornado visited tlve town of Rolfe, seventy miles west of lies Moines, lowa, and killed Fong Foo, a Chinese laundry - man. and fatally injured a child. The tornado which devastated the country near Norman, Neb., traveled rapidly cast to Fairfield. The extent of the damage left in tlie trail in the farming region between the two towns is not yet known. A tornado struck fifteen miles south of Norman, demolishing fifteen buildings, killing three persons and injuring a do en oilicrs. From Norman, r. town of about 100 inhabitants, situated on what is called tlie "high line” i ? the Burling ton Railway, the path of the storm lay east to Pauline, a little station on the Prosser branch of the Missouri Pacific. From Pauline it proceeded southeast, losing its force south of Fairfield. The entire town of Fairfield, which had about thirty-five houses, is reported wrecked, and it is said that three per sons were killed and others injured. Fairfield reports many farm houses wrecked in Olay, Adams and Kearney counties, and eight persons are reported killed in the district near Fairfield. A tornado struck Elmo, Mo., unroofing stores ami littering the town with the debris of barns aud fret s. No lives were lost. Elmo is in the northwestern cor ner of Missouri near the Nebraska line, and the storm probably was a continua tion of that which struck near Norman, Neb. A tornado struck the town of Rolfe, lowa, killing Fong Foo. a Inumlryman, fatally injuring a child and wreck ing the State Bank building. Cray on’s general store, the Hotel de Main and one other building. Several resi dences were damaged. At Rochester, Minn., the worst storm in twenty years raged Sunday night from 11 to 4 o’clock. Several streets in the city were flooded. The Zumhro river rose five feet in two hours Monday morn ing and many houses and yards are un der water. The storm was general in Olmsted County. A cloudburst is re ported at Itoekdeli and seine stock was drowned. The Chicago and Northwest ern track near I lover was washed out for 200 yards. The water came down in torrents for several hours without ceasing, causing great damage to crops. Cloudburst in Oklahoma. A disastrous cloudburst swept through the country west of Enid, O. TANARUS., at mid night Sunday, sending a flood of water 200 feet wide and three feet high through tlie bottoms, carrying houses and every thing movable with it. Hundreds of fam ilies were rendered homeless and tlie damage in Enid alone is estimated at iiiily $300,000. This amount will be largely increased wlien reports are receiv ed from the neighboring The storm came upon Enid without, warning, while most of its citizens were asleep. Within a few minutes a hun dred houses were partly or completely submerged. Rescuers went to work im mediately and all night labored industri ously saving persons from perilous posi tions and aiding those driven from their home#!. Thousands of dollars’ worth of proper ty through central Illinois was destroyed by a cyclone Sunday morning. The storm left a trail of damaged buildings in its path, uprooted thousands of trees and greatly damaged the telephone systems. PLAN SHAFT TO PEACE. Monument Will He 700 Feet High and Erected on the Hudson River. I'. Wellington Rnckstuhl, vice-presi dent of the' Municipal Art Society of New York, and ex-chief of sculpture of the St. Louis exposition, has gone to Europe and will remain abroad until the fall of 1904. His studio will l*> located a doaen miles from Paris and there he will lx? busily engaged on models for several monuments. One of the models will be for a Mc- Kinley monument, which will be erected in'Washington by private subscriptions. Another model will be for a colossal na tional peace monument, which will be 700 feet high and will lie erected on the Hudson. This undertaking was outlined at a meeting of the National Sculpture Society three years ago. Sifice then plans have been perfected and Mr. Ruekstuhl : has recently received such assurances that the $22100,000 necessary will fie rais ed by private subscription that he will devote himself r<> work oq the u >del at closely as possible. The monument will be in the shape of an immense lonic column, about 000 feet i high, resting on a double-story building, about 1(>0 feet cube, the whole resting t on a platform about 300 feet square, j There will be elevators running to the i top and a glass globe on top, al>out forty ; feet in diameter, to serve as a ligbt | house. In front of the column will lie a j figure of victorious Peace. 100 feet high. : Around the base there will be sixteen j large groups of sculpture and about forty f in art. literature and science. All sug | The two stories in the 100-foot cube 1 will be used as a library and as a iec j tore, music and concert hall. MANY ARE IDLE IN GOTHAM. Labor Troubles Cause 1 <>5,000 Men to Lose $3,000,000 Weekly. I There are 105.000 idle men in New • York (Tty, notwitijetanding the fact that | every line of business is booming. There ! men, only for strikes, lockouts and dis sensions among rival labor unions, would be earning a total of $660,000 a day or ; $3,000,000 a week. Not only is every j penny of this stupendous sum lost to j them, but industries and firms represent ing a total capitalisation of $550,000,- 1000 are at a standstill, with a dbnse j quent loss of profits. Trade paralysis there has reached a ! stage more extensive than at y heretofore i known, even,during periods of grest in dustrial depression. Most of the work* i men are idie not for any act of their in ! dividual unions but for the acts of other j anions or because of the recent decision ] of the employers to stand together and fight the demand* of one union by throw ing the workmen of many unions into ' idleness. New Tork Has 941 Fewer faloan*. In Greater New York 841 fewer s ; toon and hotel licenses hare been taken ota this year than last on account of the high license, which has Increased the fee from SBOO to $1,200 in Manhattan and the Bronx and from S6OO to SOOO in ! Brooklyn. The increase in receipt*, j measured by the increase in the license fee and the decrease in the number of saloons, is $2,045,037 over last year—s ■ sum that does not come up to the expee tation of those who favored the sew i txcise bi!L CUCA’S FIRST NATAL DAY. Young Island Republic la a Year Old and Celebrates. Cl BA on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of the founding of the re- Y tf accompanied by the // cabinet officers and city and provincial officials, drove to the Punta, where the executive reviewed the members of the police and lire department .. and then, accompanied by Secretary of Suite Zal do. he was driven up the Prado to the palace, continually acknowledging the salutations of the crowds which lined that thoroughfare. At noon the guns of Cabanas fortress announced that exactly a year had elaps ed since the birth of the Cuban repub lic. and immediately thereafter the rural guards and artillery paraded on the plaza in front of the palace and were reviewed PRESIDENT PALMA. by the president. The feature of the re view was tlie smart appearance of the mounted rural guards, who were enthu siastically cheered. Dispatches from sev eral Cuban cities indicated that the holi day was universally celebrated through out the island. President Palma has received messages of congratulation from Secretary Root, the Sons of the American Revolution, and others in the T'nited States. At night there was an elaborate display of fire works and the entire city was illuminat ed. OHIO HUNDRED YEARS OLD. Chillicothe Opens Programme In Honor of Centennial of btatc. The centennial of Ohio’s statehood was observed by a two days’ celebration in Chillicothe. The General Assembly made an appropriation and placed the Ohio Historical and Archaeological So ciety in charge as an executive commit tee to act for the State centennhil com mission. composed of Gov. Nash, Gen. J. Warren Iveifer, Gen. Charles M. An derson, Gen. James Barnett, Gen. B. It. Cowen, David S. Gray, It. W. Manly and Rush It. Sloane, but the principal work of preparation fell upon Chillicothe. The two days’ program consisted of addresses on historical topics delivered in a great tent in the city park, a civic parade and a display of 1 fro works at night. The most striking feature of the decorations was a court of columns, set in double rows along Paint street, from Main to the park. They were made to resemble white marble, and were sur mounted by spires twenty-one and one 'iialf feet Ti eohimns"we re~’ih ! ??- orated with shields, flags and spreading eagles, forming a most charming pic ture. Three graceful arches were placed at prominent points. The first public act of the celebration took place in the Common Pleas Court room, where a plaster medallion of Ed ward Tiffin, Ohio’s first Governor, was presented to the county. Miss Aiuia Cook, a great-granddaughter of the Gov ernor, unveiled the tablet and Archibald Mayo made the presentation address. Then came tlie program for the day. Gov. Nash presiding. Mayor Yaple made the address of welcome and Gen. J. War ren Keifcr responded for the historical society. Historical addresses were made by Judson Harmon of Cincinnati, Prof. Martin B. Andrews of Marietta, Judge Rush R. Sloane of Sandusky, Judge M. M. Granger, formerly of tlie Ohio Su preme Court: Gen. Thomas M. Ander son, Murat llnlstcad, former Gov. James E. Campbell of New York, Senator For aker and Gen. Charles 11. Grosvenor. At night the speakers were Senator Hanna, oil the "Industrial Progress of Ohio;” L. D. Boncbrake of Columbus. Ohio; President W. H. Thompson of Co lumbus. Ohio; Gen. R. Brinkerhoff of Mansfield. Ohio, and Gen. B. R. Cowen of Cincinnati. Tj Somebody ought to eiviiize Russia with a big stick. Would it not 3>e a good idea to call off a few strikes? Anew railway merger is reported. Mr. ! Knox will kindly sit up and take notice. Poasibly the Arkansas could be fitted ! with wheels and converted into an ur i mored auto car. ! Nebraska may as well take Mr. Ilocfce ! feller's money, because it will be a cent i -nor, for oil anyway. What has become of all of the arbitrv | tion boards that were going to guaran ! tee industrial peace? Terhnps what ails these Indiana toughs is that they never took a college course in making love. Though there were 5,000 p< rsons pres ent at the railway conductors’ meeting . in Pittsburg no one got punched. Several cities now suffering from the strike fever are in great need of a full I course of the ark.'tration treatment. If this desuiory fighting keeps up in : the Philippines the natives will not U? 1 able to distinguish Fourth of July from | any other da}. Considering how deeply in earnest Ja | pan is in making threat* against itussia, ; it would be mere politeness on Russia's part to look alarmed. f*o far a* has been disclosed up to date there was an elaborate plot wherein the i conspirators spent much time and effort in perfecting arrangements not to Wow i up the Umbria. It is loudly claimed that New York will go back to Tammany at the next ! election. 1* the metropolitan city getting jealous of the reputation of St. Louis and Minneapolis? Now the prophets are arranging to have it so hot eventually on the earth that no one will be able* to exist. Coal magnates will not endow any colleges for those fellows to teach in. Russia need not w-.rry about Ameri can criticisms of it* Manchurian policy. I If it must have somethin* to worry about let it ponder:upon American criti- \ cism of the Russian policy in Bessara bia. A lot of hungry politicians down in Co lombia wans the Ignited States to give i $25,000,000 for the priv.lege of digging the Panama canal. may have to , send Admiral Casey to dig it and ask permission afterward. ~ ~ "Weather conditions and N6V iTM. the labor situation are the — dominant influences in tho business world. Unseasonably high t m perature at many points, especially in the East, stimulated retail trade in wearing apparel and other summer merchandise to an unusual degree, Inft had n most un satisfactory effect upo.i vegetation, which was promptly reflected in diminished or ders for supplies, and in some cases there were cancellations. More con servatism was also shown at the interior, where agricultural progress met with check, and. while no serious injury to the great staple crops is yet reported, the delay to planting induces caution among dealers,” according to R. G. Dun & Co.’s Weekly R.cv'. w of Trade. Con tinuing, the report says: On the whole there are fewer wage earner, voluntarily idle, yet the spirit of unrest has cans, 4 the abandonment of some new enterprises and postponement of others, which means less demand for structural materials and labor. Pay ments arc also les- prompt, time often being asked where formerly cash traits actions for a slight discount were the rule. Aside from these two adverse fac tors the trade situation is favorable, and with average weather and industrial peace then- is every prospect of contin ued prosperity throughout the country. Manufacturing plants are generally well occupied, especially in footwear, iron and steel. Traffic on the railways is heavy, earnings tlm far rep vied for May ex reeding last year's by Ki.G per cent and surpassing ’9Ol by 25.7 per cent. Readjustment in pr ; --s of iron and steel continues, the market gradually re suming normal conditions. There is no evidence el’ diminished activity as yet. and in many cases prompt deliveries are urged, but as tlie increased capacity brings plants nearer their orders buyers arc naturally less eager to place con tracts. The fact that some concessions have been made in quotations tends to postpone business, prospective buyers waiting for still more favorable terms. Advances of about o per cent in wide sheetings indicate that the cotton goods market is beginning to respond to the higher raw material. A still more en couraging sign is the greater interest dis played by pureha-s is. Warm weather stimulates activity in wash goods for quick delivery. Print cloths are firmer, and while there is no demand for regu lars. odd goods are sought freely. Re duced output of worsteds has strength ened the tone, and the recent advanced prices for carpets have uot prevented large transactions. Failures this week are 191 in the United States, against 1!I2 last year, and 14 in Canada, compared with 12 a year ago. llrudsl root'* Trade Review. While underlying (•-■ iditiuns P.:ve im proved ns a whole, there is till room for betterment in weather, crop and labor matters. Railway earnings are as good as ever reported. Gr>riceipls for ‘lit first half of May indicat;' a 11 per cent increase over last year, while net returns for March show the significant increase of 10 per cent in net on a correspond ing increase in gros.-. Some of the less favorably situated trades .-ire lumber, which notes the effect of the building trade labor troubles; silk manufacturing at Paterson, which is slack at present, and men’s wear woolens, which are still halting as regards fall orders. Wheat, including flour, ( -.ports for thf week ending May 21 aggregate 5.303.373 bushels, against 4,007.fi.'Ht Inst week. -tiiin Wilts’ tasT’yt'.'ir v'nd 4.71H1, ÜB4 in 1901. Wheat eximrts since .luiy 1 aggregate 206.5ii4.132 bushels, against 229.024.201 last season and 189,718.027: in 1900. Corn axi*>rts aggregate 1.514, ISO bushels, against 1,451.257 last week 90,909 a year ago and 2.204,902 in 1901. For the fis-al year exports are 00,257.102 bushelr, against 25.829,119 last season and 103,121,704 in 1901. Mils®- Chicago—-Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.00; hogs. shipping grades, $.->.50 to s(>.4o; n!u-.-|>. fair t<> choice. SS.IK. to $5.50; wheat, No. 2 red, 7Ge to 77c; corn. No 2,44 cto 45c; oat*. No. 2,31 c to 33c; rye. No. 2. 4:lc t<> 50c; hay. tim othy. $8.50 tb $15.00; prairie, SO.OO to $13.00; butter, choice creamery, lSe to 21c; eggs, fresh, 12c to 14c; potatoes, 40c to GOe per bushel. Indianapolis-—Cattle, shipping, £3.00 to $5.25; hogs, choice light, $4.00 to $0.30; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $1.25; wheat, No. 2. 72c to 73c; corn, No. 2 white, 44 ■ to 45c; oats. No. 2 white, 34c to 36c. St. Lonir—-Cattle, $4.50 to $5.00; hogs, | $5.00 to $6.25; sheep. $3.00 to $5.00; ; wheat. No. 2. 75c to 70c: corn. No. 2. S2c to 43c: oats. No. 2. 33c to 35c; rye. No. 2. 47c to 4!>c. Cincinnati —Onttlo, $4.50 to $4.75; hogs. $4.00 to $0.00; sheep, $3.50 to ( 4.15; wheat. No. 2. 75c to 76c: <-->rn. No. 2 mixed. 4<>e to 47c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 36c t< 37-", rye, No. 2. 50c to 57c. Detroit —Cattle. $3.50 to $5.00; hog*. $4.00 to s<>.4o; sheep, $2.50 to $5.00; wheat. No. 2,77 c t 70c; corn. No. 3 yellow. 40c bi 47c; oats, X. 3 white, 3Sc to 30c; rye, N. 2. 52c to 53c. Milwaukei —Wheat, No. 2 northern, 82c to 83c; corn. No. 3.47 cto 4sc; corn, \<>. 2 white, Ilse to 37c; rye. No. 1,51 c to 53c; barley. No. 2,58 cto 00c; pork, uiess. $18.90. Toledo —Wheat. No. 2 mixed, 73c to 75c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 43c to 44c; oat*. No. 2 mixed. 32c to 33c; rye. No. 2, sic to 53c; clover seed, prime, $7 70. Buffalo —Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.50 to $5.40; hog*, fair to prime, SI.OO to $7.30; sheep, lair to choice, $4.00 to $6.00; lamb*, common to choice, $4 00 to $7 35. New York -Cattle, $4.00 to $5.30; hog*. $4.00 to s(>.<*: *h*-ep. $3.00 to $4 75: " heat. No. 2 red. 82c to 83c; com. No. 2,52 cto 54c oats, No. 2 whits, 40c to 41c; butter. creamery. 20c to 22c; cgg, western. 14c to 17c. Odds and Lads. Maurice Gran, the successful opera manager, has retire>l from that business with a comfortable fortune. At the annual meeting of tb New York Chamber <>f Commerce Morris K. Jesaup was elected president. Th.- Mexican government has borrow ed $12,500,0U0 iri New York City t>> be used for railroad and harbor improve ments. Apthous fever aid not t'ie cattle plague has broken out in Argent.n,n. according to a cable to the State Department from the United States charge at Buenos Ayres. I'rof. Thomas D. Seymour of Yale htt been elected president of the Archaeo logical Institute of America, in place of Prof. John W. White of Harvard, who declined a ro-eicction. Suit for $1,000,000 ba-k taxes ha* been began by the State of Kentucky against the Southern Pacific Railway, which is incorporated in that State but own* no property* within its boundaries. The Comptroller of the Currency has authorised the following person# to or ganize the Central National Bank of Muskogee. 1. TANARUS., with a capital of SIOO,- 000; D. H. Middleton. J. W Perry. U. L. Gurney. Edward Nid Jen and Albert It Edwards.