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E. K THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. FATHER SHOT IN LEG. HAD STOPPED ELOPEMENT OF HIS DAUGHTER. EiHctait Groom Then hrawa Revol ver and Makes a Gunplay—Big Com pany Consolidates St. Louis Electric Light and Power Concerns. An interrupted elopement, followed by a duel in which the father of the young woman was. shot auu wounded by the lover, so aroused the citizens of Miller’s Station, Ind., the .other night, that a posse was organize to search for the young man. The principals in the tra gedy were Charles Hayden, who owns a large tract of land near Miller’s Station; James Taylor, and his 18-year-old daugh ter Anna. Taylor received a flesh wound in the leg. Haydt J been forbidden by Tailor to call on woman, and the couple arranged to eiope. Tay lor detected his daughter and Hayden leaving the doorway at 8 o’clock iu the evening. “I thought that I told you to keep away from this house,” raid Tay lor. ‘‘What are you doing here?” “We are going away to get married,” replied Hayden. “You are not going to do any such thing,” said the father, and he drew a revolver, and, pointing it at Hayden, told him to go. Hayden also was armed and both men fired at the same time. Taylpr dropped to the ground with a bul let in hi:: right leg. Hayden was not injured. The daughter remained with her father and Hayden escaped. BIG DEAL IN ST. LOUIS. Electric Light Concerns Consolidate with $10,000,000 Capital. It lias been officially announced tnat N. W. Harris & Cos. of Chicago, New York and Boston have purchased $4,- 000,000 5 per cent thirty-year bonds of the Union Electric Light and Power Company of St. Louis. This company is to be a consolidation of the Imperial Electric Light, Heat and Power Com pany and the Citizens’ Electric Lighting and Power Company with the Missouri Edison Electric Company and will thus control practically the entire electric light and power business of the city. The company is capitalized at $10,000,000 and is at present erecting one of the largest central power stations in the world at a cost of over $2,000,000 and with a ca pacity of 50,000 horse power. A ten year contract has just been entered into with the St. Louis Transit Company to supply the latter with a minimum of 12,- 000 horse power. BASE BALL SCORES. Standing of the Clubs in Big League Games. The clubs in the National League are standing thus: W. L. W. L. Pittsburg .. .42 19 Cincinnati .. .27 2S New York.. .37 21 Boston 24 35 Chicago 38 2-1 St. Louis 21 41 Brooklyn ... .29 27Philadelphia.. 17 40 Following is the standing of the clubs in the American League: W. L. W. L. Boston 38 22 St. Louis 2*3 27 Philadelphia. .35 25 Detroit 26 29 Cleveland ...31 26 New York... .25 28 Chicago 29 26 Washington ..15 42 Tornado Kills Eight People. A tornado in Jackson County, Minn., killed at least eight people. Among the dead are Mrs. Joseph Fritcher and two children, who lived two miles north of Heron Lake. Near Windoin Dan Galla gher, a wealthy farmer, and two daugh ters were killed. Their home was de stroyed. Many buildings were destroyed and the storm is reported to have been the worst in many years. Kidnaped Child Recovered. Little Alice Furlong, who disappeared from her home iu Chicago a few days ago, has been found, alive, well and happy. The woman who is thought to have kidnaped her, Mrs. Hazel Avery, is a prisoner at the Desplaines street sta tion, and a man who accompanied her is also held pending an investigation. Assassinated in His Office. State Comptroller R. M. Love was as saswinated in liis office in the State cap itol at Austin, Texas, shy W. G. Hill, a recently discharged employe of the office. No cause for the deed is known. Dick Welles Lowers Record. Dick Welles lowered the world’s rec ord for six furlongs to 1:11 4-5 at Wash ington Park, Chicago. The feat was ac complished after he was almost left at the post. Cassini May Not Return. Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa dor to the United States, has gone home and it is doubtful if he will return on account of the friction between him and the State Department at Washington. Interference Will Be Reaented. In a semi-official note isued by Russia It is strongly intimated that the govern ment will resent any interference on the part of the United States in the Kiscki neff massacre. Abyssinian* Surprise Mad Mullah. Abyssinians surprised the Mad Mul lah’s forces at daylight and killed 10,000 spearmen, captured all their cattle and 1,000 camels. * Over 200 Miner# Killed. Two hundred and thirty-four miners are believed to have been killed by an explosion of gas in the Union Pacific mines at Hanna. Wyo. Crew Hat Narrow Escape. The lumber steamer Thomas D. Stim son ,vas burned and scuttled at the Flats above Detroit. The flames spread so rapidly that the crew barely escaped with their lives. The boat was valued at 525.000. Plan War on Beef Trnst. Agents of the United States Packing Company, organized under the laws of Colorado in October, ltX>2. to compete with the beef trust, have arrived in Kan sas City to consider the question of estab lishing a $.1,000,000 packing plaut there. Suicide Diea bjr Dynamite. The body of George Coates, a former prominent railroad and club man of Brunswick. Ga., who had committed sui cide. was found in an unfrequented wood. Mr. Coates used dynamite and his body was mangled into au almost tyi reeognizable mass. Louisiana Negro 1* Lynched. News has come of the lynching of Lamb Whittle, a negro, on the Smithland plantation, ten miles from Monterey Landing. Concordia parish. La. Whittle assaulted a white man and a mob took him to the w*H>ds and riddled his body with bullets. Sac* for Share of a Million. Mrs. C. C. Humes and daughter. Mar jorie, of Chicago. ave brought suit a the federal court at St, Joseph. Mo., for a share of the million-dollar Burnes es tate. one of the wealthiest in Missouri. They claim to be unable to secure an ac counting from L. C. Burnes, the preaest herd of the estate. Cincinnati Abbatoir Burns gjmoat the entire plant of the Cincin nati Abbatoir Company, of which Gen. Michaai Ryan is president, was destroy ed by fire. The fire was caused by an explosion in the engine room. The kaa la estimated at $300,000. EXIT VON IIOLLEBKN. Qerman Ambassador's Diplomatic Ca reer in Washington Ends. Tuesday put a period to the active ca reer of one of the best known men : u diplomatic life, Dr. Theodor** Von 110..e --ben. Known far and widt t one of the most skillful swordsmen an- _ most suc cessful dueil.sts in the -world, Dr. Vo:t Hoileben hai combined the experiences of the sold.er, the diplomat and the man of letters in a most remarkable manner. His departure from Washington has de prived capital society of one of its most interesting and best-liked figures. Dr. Von Hoileben first came to this country in 1892 as German minister, but at the end of a year he was succeeded by Saur ma-Jeltsch, when the German mission was made an embassy. He was made ambassador in 1897, succeeding Baron von Thielmann, who became secretary of the imperial treasury. Previous to com ing to the United States the doctor had been first a student at Heidelberg, then a soldier in the Franco-Prusdan war, then minister plenipotentiary to Japan and resident minister to the Argentine Republic. Various reasons have been given for his recall. It was said that the petty row with certain wine merchants, in which the doctor’s name recently fig ured in the American press; his dispute with Lord Pauncefote over the author ship of certain joint dispatches; his in ability to secure better terms from the United States in the Venezuelan matter, and his failure properly to represent to the Emperor the attitude of the Ameri can people toward the reception of the statue of Frederick the Great all com bined to force his retirement. He will now be obliged to resign active life and to retire upon a pension. SAVES TRAIN FROM DISASTER. Action of a Brave Engineer Prevents Loss of Life. Engineer G.‘A. Duval of a local freight train on the Ohio river division of the Baltimore and Ohio risked his life near Parkersburg, W. Va., to save the lives of the rest of the crew and to prevent his train from being blown up. A ear loaded with powder and next to the en gine caught fire. Seeing the burning car and knowing what it contained, the engi neer coolly stopped his train, had a brakeman cut the train off behind the powder and then ran ahead with the burning car, leaving it at a safe distance from the rest of the train. He had bare ly time to escape with his engine before the explosion. Only slight damage was done to train or track, but the car was blown to splinters. No one was hurt, owing to Engineer Duval’s presence of mind and courage. OUSTED OFFICIAL FLEES. Detroit Commissioner Said to Have Misapplied Public Funds. Commissioner of Public Works Dewitt n. Moreland of Detroit, Mich., one of the appointees under the “ripper” act of the Legislature of two years ago, was removed from office by the City Council the other evening as the result of an in vestigation of his office which has been going on for two weeks. It is charged that he has misapplied public funds and solicited bribes from contractors. Mayor Maybury at once appointed liis cousin, William 11. Maybury, chairman of the Democratic County Committee, to suc ceed Moreland. Moreland has disap peared, but it is learned frooii a source worthy of belief that he is in Mexico or on his way there. OHIO SCHOOLMA’AMB ON STRIKE. Adams Township. Champaign County, Offers to Compromise. The school board of Adams township, Champaign County, Ohio, cut teachers’ salaries to S4O a month a short time ago, and every one of them went on a strike. They persuaded others to give them sup port, and no applications were filed. The township superintendent found another job. As no one could be induced to come at the salary offered, the board has of fered a compromise of $45. It is not known whether the “spuuky” teachers will accept, as they asked SSO. Roasts a Girl in a Back. Mrs. Mary Patterson is under arrest at New Iberia, La., charged with mur der. The woman became enraged at her stepchild, a little girl of 10 years, and after beating her, tied her In a corn sack and suspended her to a limb of a tree. She then made a fire beneath the tree and piled on a lot of paper to intensify the heat and smoke. The sack caught fire and the body, falling out, burned to a crisp. Two Held for Postoffice Robbery. Postoffice Inspector Drake and the local police have arrested three supposed leaders of a gang of country postofflee robbers who have been working North Dakota for several months. The men are Alex. Bell, Andrew Hendel, alias May, and one named Gray. Gray was arrested at Bottineau, where the post office was plundered some time ago. Grief Drives to Suicide. Heartbroken by the deaths of his wife and children aqd bankrupt and despond ent, '1 aeodore Wallkopf, once a wealthy Brazilian, tired a bullet through his brain in New YoTk. His weapon was a French duelling pistol, its handle marked with six deep notches, as if in token of as many meetings on the field of honor. Oil King Ouats Osgood. John D. Rockefeller is now the ruling power in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. John C. Osgood, for many years head of the concern, who Inst year conducted a winning fight against John W. Gates and the Hawley-Harriman combination in their attempts to wrest control from him, has resigned. Six Persons Shot In a Car. Six persons were shot and severely wounded in a trolley car between Media and Chester, Pa. A negro, believed to have been seeking revenge because the conductor recently ejected him, discharg ed both barrels of a rhotgnn at the car as k passed a lonely spot in the country. Irish Land Bill Is Saved. The Irish land bill has passed the dan ger point. The concessions made by the government satisfied the nationalists, and amid cheers of all parties clause 3 of the bill was adopted by the English House of Commons just before midnight the other night. Home for Consumptives. What is said to be the first municipal tnbercnlosis sanitarium in this country has been opened in Cleveland. AH pa tients under treatment for tuberculosis in the city hospital will be removed to the new institution and treated according to the latest scientific methods. Man aud Boy Drown Together. Broker F. G. Fuller and his 13-year old son. Harold, who went rowing in Lake Erie at Cleveland, have not been heard of or seen .-ince. A boat that is identified by the boathousb keeper as the one engaged by Fuller was fouud off •bore, upside down and empty. Chinese Starving to Death. The famine in Kwang-Si, China, is growing worse, the starving population being estimated at 200.000. Deaths oc cur daily. The British authorities in Hongkong, aided by public subscription, have been sending aid for two months. Race War Is Feared. A state of anarchy is said to exist in Delaware. The mob that burned the Wilmington negro defied the authorities. The militia is said to be in sympathy with the mob. and a race war is feared. Deputy and Prisoner Killed. At Olive Hill. Ky.. Deputy Marshal Qua Hall was shot and killed by Everett Baity while trying to arrest him. Mar shal Lewis White, who was called to the scene, shot and killed Baity instantly. Blast lnjares Three. The explosion of an ammonia carboy •c the fourth floor of the main building •f the Citiaen*' Brewery of the United Breweries Company, Main street ana Archer avenue, Chicago, wrecked the entire uppe- part of the building, blocked the streets with bricks end wreckage, broke many window panes in the vicinity and injured three men. The damage to tiie building is estimated between $lO,- 000 and $15,000. - STATUE OF HOOKER UNVEILED. Gens. Miles, Bates, Merritt. Brooke, Howard and Others Present. The equestrian statue of Gen. Joseph Hooker, erected upon the grounds of the State house in Boston, was dedicated. Preceding the unveiling ceremonies a great, parade was held in which scores of the most distinguished military men of America participated, together with reg ular army, cavalry and infantry, marines and blue jackets. Gov. Bates occupied his place as commander-in-chief of the military forces of the State, while in the line were Lieut. Gen. Miles, Gen. Wesley Merritt, Gen. John It. Brooke, Gen. Oli ver O. Howard. Gin. Daniel E. Sickles, Gen. Alexander £. Webb, United States army, and Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain. Master Joseph Hooker Wood, grand nephew of Gen. Hooker, pulled the cord which released the veil. KILLS SWEETHEART IN RAGE. P. H. Worden of Carmel, N, 1,, At tempts a Triple Mnrder. Angered over her refusal to marry him, P. If. Worden killed Edith lioscoe by cutting her throat. He then attacked Mrs. Sherman Roscoe, sister-in-law of Miss Itoscoe, with a hammer, crushing her skull and inflicting fatal injuries. Wordei. then shot himself, but may re cover. The tragedy occurred at the Ros coe home on a farm near Carmel, N. Y., where Worden and Miss Roscoe were visitors. The cause assigned for Wor den's acts is that he was insanely jeal ous of Miss Roscoe and killed her in a rage because she declined to marry him. His attack on Mrs. Roscoe is thought to have been due to Worden’s belief that she had influenced her sister’s action iu refusing him. MANEUVERS OFF OYSTER BAY. A Naval Demonstration in August Where President May See It. A great naval demonstration has been planned to take place off Oyster Bay about the middle of August. President Roosevelt will review the North Atlantic fleet, under command of Rear Admiral Barker. Forty-five vessels at least will participate. This will include six battle ships, live cruisers, four gunboats, eight or ten destroyers, three training ships, eight supply ships and colliers and nine tenders and tugs. The review by the President is to be part of the summer practice program for the home fleet an nounced by the Navy Department. RIDEY BROCK LOSES HIS LIFE. Man Who Married General Clay’s Di vorced Wife Is Killed. Riley Brock, who married the divorced wife of Gen. Clay of Whitehall, Ky., was run over by a train and killed at Longview, 111. Gen. Clay, -when he di vorced the girl, gave her a home in Woodford County and bestowed upon her nearly all of the rare pictures and bric-a brac he hud gathered during his stay at St. Petersburg. When she married Brock the general gave her land to rent out and live on the income, but Brock sold every thing, including the presents. KILLS SELF TO AVOID A MOB. Prisoner in Hot Springs-Jail Commits Suicide When Menaced. A mob of over 500 persons surrounded the jail in Hot Springs, Ark., the other night, bent upon lynching “Jim” Dough erty, a condemned murderer, who had killed Roger Williams, a fellow prisoner. While the sheriff was trying to disperse the mob Dougherty took the steel ends of his shoestrings, flattered tnem out and made a two-inch incision on each side of the throat, causing death. The mob was allowed to view the remains and then dispersed. Has Spent $8,500,000 on Fair. The world’s fair company expended $8,500,000 in cash up to the first of the present month, as shown by the report of the auditing committee of the national commission at work in St. Louis. Con tracts have been let by the exposition company that will approximately com plete the expenditure of the $10,000,000 required by the act of Congress before any of the government funds are availa ble. Plunged Down Shaft. The breaking of a shaft on the first floor of the H. J. Heinz Company's plant in Allegheny, Pa., released the ropes sup porting a large freight elevator on which twenty-three persons were crowded. The cage fell from the fifth floor into the cel lar, a distance of forty-five feet, and every one in the elevator was injured. It is thought that at least two will die. Yale Is the Victor. For the first time on record Yale tri umphed over Harvard in all three of their boat races in the annual regatta on the Thames. The wearers of the blue won the eight-oared varsity race by three and one-half boat lengths, the freshman eight-oared race by two and a quarter lengths and the varsity four oared race by oue and a half lengths. No Money from State Treasury. At Topeka, Kan., the house killed a bill by Representative B. P. Waggener appropriating $1,000,000 from the State Treasury to repair and reconstruct the bridges across the Kaw River that were damaged or wrecked by the recent flood. Cities and counties, however, were em powered to repair the rui-;s. Wrecks a Chicago Train. The west-bound New York and Chi cago limited train on the Pennsylvania Railroad was wrecked near Lucas, Pa., bat no one was seriously injured. The accident was caused by Toledo passenger train running into the observation car on the rear of the limited. Men Who Distrusted Banks Robbed. Robbers broke into a farm house two miles from Limestone. N. Y.. and robbed James and Patrick Quinton of $4,000. The Quintons are suspicious of banks and kept their house barricaded against robbers. Bakers and Waiters at Work. Strike affecting H. 11. Kohlsaat & Cos. of Chicago has been settled, and the waiters and bakers return to work in the same positions they occupied when the strike was called. Rio Grande's High Water. The high waters of the Rio Grande north of El Paso, in New Mexico, have driven hundreds of families from their homes, and these have taken refuge in the foothills. Victory for American Boats. The United States cruiser Chicago's sailing cutter and the San Francisco's launch won in a competition with the boats of the German navy off Kiel. Big Corner in Cotton. W. P. Brown of New Orleans and his associates in the cotton bull clique are said to have cotton entirely cornered; profits may reach $20,000,000. Pilgrimage of Chriatian Scientists. More than 10.000 Christian Scientists made a pilgrimage from Boston to Mr*. Eddy's home at Concord, where she ad dressed them. Million Dollar tlaze ia Milwaukee. Fire resulting from an exploding boiler in the power plant ot the American Mai' ing plant at Milwaukee resulted ia prop erty loss of approximately $1,000,000. Kaiser'* Friendly Speech. Emperor William, speaking at a dinner at Kiel, Mid Germany and tka United States are too closely knit by tie* of blood to admit of antagonism. , Wheat Crop la Safe. Heavy rainfall ia the Northwest has broken the dangerous drought and in sure* a bumper wheat crop. GCOD-BYE TO STUDIES. CROPS ARE BACKWARD. Yield of Winter Wheat Disappointing —Corn Is Very Late. The weather bureau’s weekly summary of crop conditions is as follows: While still too cool in the districts east of the Rocky Mountains, the tempera ture conditions of the week ended June 22 were somewhat more favorable in the central valleys and Southern States, but over portions of the lake region and mid dle Atlantic States and in New England it was colder than in the preceding week. Heavy rains in the last two districts in terrupted farm work, but in the Ohio and upper Mississippi valleys and gulf States the conditions were very favorable for cultivation. Rain is now needed in the Dakotas, northern Minr esota, and in portions of the central and east gulf districts. A general improvement in the condition of corn iu the central valleys is indi cated, especially over the western por tions. In all northern and central dis tricts corn continues very late, but is in good state of cultivation, except in the middle Atlantic States. In the Southern States early corn is largely laid by, and ii nearing maturity in Texas. Winter wheat harvest has made fav orable progress, and is now general in the central portions of the winter wheat belt, with disappointing yields, especial ly in the southern portions of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Spring wheat is suffering for rain in North Dakota and portions of South Da kota, and is affected by rust quite gen erally in Nebraska. In these last two States, however, the crop, as a rule, is doing well, and in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and lowa continues in promising condi tion. In Washington the crop has im proved where moisture has been suffi cient The outlook foT oats Is less promising In the Dakotas, Nebraska, northern Min nesota and southern Illinois. In Wiscon sin, Kansas, on uplands in lowa, and in northern Illinois a good crop is promised. An improvement is reported from Mich igan, the Ohio valley and the middle At lantic States. Cotton continues small, but its general condition is somewhat improved. In New England tobacco needs warmth and sunshine, but elsewhere the <jrop has made favorable progress, except in North Carolina and portions of Virginia. Iu Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, In diana and Pennsylvania apples are un promising, but the outlook continues fav orable in lowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Kentucky. In New York the prospects vary from poor to good. In the Virginias and Ohio an improvement is reported. Recent rains have caused a marked Improvement in grass in New England and the middle Atlantic States, but the crop will be light. WAR FEARED IN CHINA. Uncle Sam Making Preparations to Protect His Interests There. Signs of governmental activity are in terpreted by army and navy officers to mean that the United States believes serious trouble in China is in sight, and is preparing to make an imposing show of force with a view of preserving peace aud preventing, or at least delaying, the dismemberment of the Chinese empire. Trouble is expected in two directions. A general uprising of the anti-foreign Chinese is feared and a row over Man churia that might possibly end in a clash between two or more European powers is threatened, according to the be lief of many. They do not believe this country will become involved in any war, but they do believe that the administra tion, following the guidance of Secretary Hay, has decided to go much further than has generally been anticipated in an effort to prevent war. Rear Admiral Evans in recent reports to the Navy Department has plainly stated his convictions that grave trouble in China is impending. His urgent sug gestion that the marines assembled at Manila to be sent home shall not be re moved until their places have been filled is accepted as evidence that the depart ment shares his fears. More than this, it is said that the genera] board of the navy, of which Ad miral Dewey is the head, is working out a plan whereby the navy will be able to make a formidable showing in Chinese waters if the necessity arises. Admiral Evans now has a large part of his big fleet off the coast of China and he in tends to keep it there. He has two bat tleships with him, and the battleship Wisconsin, whieh was sent hurrying across the Pacific after being over hauled at Bremerton, will join the Chinese squadron in a few days. The cruisers Ciueinnati, Albany and Raleigh, which were detached from the European squadron, are >n their way to Manila and may be sent to China. If the Chinese uprising which Admiral Evans fetus should come he will be well prepared to protect American interests along the coast. AII Around the Globe. Ed Thornton, a 12-year-old boy, was drowned at Columbia, Mo. President J. A. Beattie of Hiram Col lege ; lis resignation to the board of trustees. James J. Van Alen, who had been re posted missing, has arrived at Newport, R, 1.. after a trip around the world. Fire started by the explosion of a gas engine on the Enoch Ross farm in Ma rion township. Ohio, set fire to a well, two oil tanks and an engine house. The grain and seed warehouse of D. S. Gay of Winchester. Ky.. burned, includ ing the largest stock of blue grass seed in the world. Loss over SIOO,OOO, insur ance $73,000. Lightning -ihaltered the chimney of the district school at Lake Lauderdale, N. Y. The fluid ran through the build ing. anl the teacher and ODe pupil were seriously hurt. Twenty-five pupils were mad* unconscious. In the election of delegates to a con vention to draft a new charter for the consolidated city and county of Denver the entire non-partisan civic ticket wo aeeeessful by pluralities of from 100 to 2£oo over the Republican candidates. THE “HONOR” EXHIBITED IN A KENTUCKY FEUD ... s ■'v'vi 1 , r~ '"—St 1 . T l -' v • PRISON FOR A PLANTER. Alabaman Pleads Guilty to Holding Negroes in Peonage. J. W. Pace of Tallapoosa, Ala., a wealthy planter, was found guilty in the federal court of holding negroes in in voluntary servitude and given five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to each of eleven indictments, but owing to the ad vanced age of the convicted man -he was sentenced to serve punishment concur rently, making his imprisonment a sin gle five-year term. The case was ap pealed to test and defendant released on hail of $5,000. Pace was charged with holding in peonage ten negroes. The negroes were treated cruelly on Pace’s farm, many be ing brutally whipped. It is said that Owens Green, a negro, was whipped so severely that many bones in his body were broken and that his power of speech was interfered with. When Pace made his statement to the judge he acknowledged that he was guil ty. He said: “I plead guilty to the of fenses and would like your honor to b© merciful.” The judge then asked him if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him and he replied in the negative. At Macon, Ga., in the United States Court, Judge Speer imposed a fine of sl,- 000 each on three young men, William Shy, Arthur Clawson and Robert Tur ner, for holding a negro in involuntary servitude. He suspended the fine under conditions, and so doing the court aaid: ‘‘ln view of the fact that it is the first crime of the kind which ever has occurred in Georgia, and because of the frank confession of the young men, sen tence Is imposed in order -''rirvlhce the public that the purpose of the court is to warn and deter others from like crime. During good behavior fine is suspended upon payment of SIOO each.” The offense was that the young men, who are farmers, caught a negro who was in debt to them, gave him a whip ping and made him go to work for them. Judge Speer said that the problem of the times could not be solved by harsh measures and wanted it distinctly under stood that the laws of Georgia were against speh treatment. A NERVY OLD SOLDIER. Without a Groan He Watched the Sur geons Cut His Leg Off Twice. When Henry C. Nichols, of Jersey City, died the other day there passed a man of the stuff heroes are made of. With the same courage and coolness he displayed facing death at Antietam and in the battle of the Wilderness, he watch ed the work of the surgeons while they cut off his leg in two operations, in Christ Hospital, and then faced the inevitable end and died with a smile on his face. Nichols was 57 years old. He had a weak heart, following an operation for appendicitis about a year ago. Wounds received in the war brought on necrosis of the bones of the leg and the forma tion of a clot in an artery. This wai followed by gangrene, and the only hope for life was the amputation of the limit He could not stand an anaesthetic, and the doctors told him that his only chance was to have his leg cut off while he was conscious. He told him to go ahead, and after the first amputation had been •nade the condition as disclosed made a second operation necessary, and they cut into flesh and bone again while the old soldier, perfectly conscious, looked on at the grinding of the surgical saw and the keen-bladed knives. For a week it seemed as if he would live, but with the beginning of the ninth day his vitality began to wane and it was manifest he could not survive. On the morning of Memorial Day he insisted upon being removed from the hospital to his home, and to be carried through the streets, where he knew his comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic were marching. Hi* request was complied with. The veteran waved his hand feebly to the thinned-ont ranks as he passed them by, but he. never be trayed by any sign that be suffered. He made a brave fight, but along toward sunset the bugler whose orders are never disobeyed sounded “taps" and the lights went oat The Msione paper mill, owned by the Malone Paper Company at Malone, N. Y., was destroyed by fire. Seven or eight dwellings also were burned. The mill ee? hundred bands. Tbs loss is estimstfei at SIOO,OOO, with in surance of SBO,OOO. While out feunting, Thomas Smith, s farmer living west of Hariville, Mo., was killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun, which fell from a log an which it had been placed. The tenth annual convention of the Normal School Association of Masters of Dancing of the United States and Can ada was held at Pittaborg. OIE IN MINE HORROB. MANY LIVES BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST. Death List May Number 234 Men— Result of an Explosion—Union Pa cific Shaft at Hanna, Wyo., Wrecked and Set on Eire by Gas. Two hundred and thirty-four men are believed to have perished in an explosion which wrecked Hanna Mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific Coal Company at Han na, Wyo., shortly after 10 o’clock Tues day morning. The propert} loss is euur rnons. About 1 o’clock in the afternoon four men were taken out alive and a half hour later they were followed by forty two others. Many were unconscious ai*d had to be carried from the workings. Some were injured, but none fatally. Sev eral are in a serious condition, but it is believed all will recover. Two hundred and eighty-two men went down in the mine at 7 o’clock in the morning, and up until a late hour only forty-eight had been accounted for. Oi this number two are dead. The mine is one of the largest owned by the Union Pacific Coal Company, and employed 280 men. The explosion came with terrific force. The earth fifty feet back to the mouth of the slope and heavy timbers piled near were thrown in every direction. No working outside near any of the openings of the mine tc receive injury, but th > workings have caved in, burying the miners. Those who were not killed instantly in this manner have since perished from the gas. It has been impossible for rescuing parties to get into the mine where the greater number of men were employed. The manway and a number of the air eour.es were closed by the earth caving in. Cause of tbe Explosion. It is generally believed that the explo sion was caused by one of the miners opening a condensed air chamber. Those of the survivors who are able to talk believe that gas had formed in the cham ber and forced out the air. When the miner opened the door his lamp set fire to the gas. E. S. Brooks, superintendent of the mine, and William I’ascoe, stable boss, entering soon after the explosion, were overcome by the gas at the fourth level and but for immediate assistance would have perished in a few moments. There are several miles of workings in the mine, and the men were widely scat tered. At the seventh le’el sixty-five men were employed. The underground stables were also located at this point, und forty-five mules were kept in them. It was impossible to go beyond the sev enth level going down the main entrance, this being perhaps 600 feet from the sur face. A party of five men entered from an air shaft a half mile away from the main entrance and succeeded in going in about three-fourths of a mile. They found many dead men and mules, some of the bodies being blown into atoms. The gas at this point was very strong. Before the men could retreat they became ex hausted, and but for assistance rendered by a party who followed them closely never could have reached the burface. They found many of the air shafts closed and passageways obstructed by the walls caving in. The Hanna mines are among the best on the Union Pacific system, being estab lished in 1878. The town was named for Senator Mark Hanna when he was a member of the Union Pacific Coal Com pany. Mine No. 1 is practically anew property. It has twenty-six entries, fif teen miles of workings and a main in cline shaft of one and one-half miles in length. The mine has been recognized as dangerous on account of the large amount of gas, but the system of ventila tion has been so good that an accident was, not anticipated. SAYS DONS COULD~HAVE WON. Hero of the Merrimac Declares Cer* vera's Fleet Was Superior to Ours. Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson, the hero of the Merrimac, in an article printed in New York, makes some inter esting statements concerning the battle of Santiago. He says: “At Santiago the Spaniards had good ships, heavily armed, of twenty knots speed. Outside we had but two fast ships in our squadron, the New York and Brooklyn, and they only armed cruis ers, olr heavily,, armored vessels being only sixteen-knot ships. “If the Spaniards had clustered out side and stood away at twenty knots’ speed, and our motley fleet had put out in pursuit, before nightfall our vessels would have been far separated, scarcely one in the line being in sight of the next ahead or next astern, and the Spanish squadron could have turned around and defeated them one at a time. “The Spanish officers and enlisted men were brave and courageous, and died nobly at their posts of duty. The differ ence lay in efficiency. “Why this was not the result, instead of the complete destruction of the Span ish fleet, I can explain as follows: “Any person going down to our fleet prior to the war would have found every officer and enlisted man engaged from morning to night, each in planning and executing methods to increase the effi ciency of his own' department in battle. Reports from the Spanish squadron show no such activity; no target practice, only occasional perfunctory swinging of tur ret guns. “Admiral Cervera informed me when I called on him at Annapolis, returning the gracious aall that he paid to me while in prison in Santiago, when the question of the battle came up in conversation, that he had been forbidden by his govern nent to eut out any of the woodwork, and that the catting of the fire main on his flagship in the early stages of the action prevented fightiug the fire, which raged with inconceivable fierceness.” Hpirka from the Wires. Gov. Frasier has granted a requisition permitting th§ removal of T,ee Turner of Quarter House fame from T acksboro, Tenn., to Pineville, Ky. Mr. Wilson, secretary of legation at Tokio, has notified the Secretary of State that the Japanese diet has appropriated 800,000 yen for the St. Louis exposition. John H. Henseiman, Jr„ of Coving ton, Ky., a student at Michigan Univer sity, is under arrest at Washington charged with writing threatening letters to President Roosevelt. Dan MeCloskey, a miner of Latte, met his death at the hands of Chief of Police Stone of Dillon, Mont., while re sisting arrest, and that officer single handed also captured five hoboes. Ground for the Manhattan Maternity • X- a 1 ( ■ i:. , which have been completed by Oscar C. Rixson, the architect, will be broken within a few days. The building will probably be ready for use by Nov. 25. M. V. Leasia, who last May went to the home of his divorced wife at Port land, Ore., and shot and kilted her fath er, compelling her to flee with him. has been found guilty of murder in the sec ond degree. Sentence has been deferred. It has been demonstrated at Berlin that absolutely pnre water can be secur ed by ozonizing at a coat less than that of the sand filtering process. In the taggage of Hemry 8. Potter and wife, wealthy residents of St. Louis, who arrived in San Francisco on the steamer America Mara, many valuable articles were found which were not declared and they were seized by the customs officers. A man suffering from gout in bis nose has been a patient at Bellevue hospital. New York. He is Charles Scbarff. a jan itor. His nose has become greatly en larged. The doctor* were completely at tea for a diagnosis until they discovered' gout in several joints of his bmfe*. BLACKS KILL AT ALTAR. Georgia Planter Who reeks to Break Up Revival Is Shot. Negroes in Harris County, Georgia, killed John Cash, a white man, who en tered a church for colored people Sun day and tried to break up the services. CasJi was a planter and the negroes have a ehureh near his home. A revival has been in progress at the "church and Sunday night there was a great congre gation and much dunning. The noise disturbed Cash uiuf he decided to break up tile meeting. He entered the church iu a threatening manner and ordered the negroes to get out. "He’s profaning God's house. Kill him: - ’ shouted the religion frenzied ne groes. “Be merciful,’’ cried the preacher, but the negroes were overwrought and began firing at Cash, who stood near the pulpit. Probably 500 shots were fired, many of them striking Cash, who fell in a pool of blood at the altar. All during the fusillade the negroes kept shouting, "Kill the profaner!’’ while the preacher pleaded. "Be merciful.” Only one negro, Henry White, has been arrested, but it is not believed he will be prosecuted. Henry White’s father once killed a white man who was leading a whiteeap party. Leading negroes of Philadelphia met and decided to send a petition to Czar Nicholas of Russia through Count Cas sini. the Russian ambassador, asking him to appeal to President Roosevelt to take steps on behalf of the colored race in this country. The Czar is expected by the negroes to ask about race troubles in this country in return for America’s interest in the Kishenev affair. A mob of fifty marched from Lnrkin ville, Ala., Monday night and took An drew Diggs, colored, from the Scotts boro jail and thence to tiie woods to be lynched. Diggs had been arrested for attacking Mins Alma Smith, white, at Larkinville, Sheriff D. O. Austin re sisted the mob until he was shot down and the keys taken from him. At Peoria, HI., a special grand jury convened to consider the ease of John McCray, the negro who a week go shot and instantly killed Detective Murphy. McCray is iu the Galesburg jail, where he was takan to prevent lynching at the hands of a mob that surrounded the jail for two nights. The people were only appeased by promises, of a speedy trial. NEED 100,000 MEN. Wanted to Gather the Harvest in Great Wheat Fields of the West. From the big wheat counties of Kan sas conies a cry for help. The fanners cannot harvest their grain crops, unless an army of laborers comes to the rescue. Railroads, press and public have been appealed to, to bring in the helpers. Within the next fortnight 28.000 men will be required to gather the wheat af ter the machines and get it into shock ready for the thresher. To make the harvest expeditious 50,000 men are nec essary. Farm labor has been put at a wage premium to attract helpers, but even with this inducement there is grave danger that not enough men will he ob tained to garner and save the whole of the crop. There was a similar dearth of harvest hands last year, but this year the need is greater than ever. Appeal after appeal lias gone out from the employment bureau. The agricul tural press In some instances has agreed to publish free of charge any sources of supply from which laborers may be ob tained. The great railroad systems trav ersing the western wheat belt have made special low rates to transport men from other States and from populous centers to the places of greatest need. Some good has resulted from this, but the de ficiency is still alarming. Farmers are freely offering $2.50 a day and board. In places where the need is most acute wages considerably Id excen of those quoted are offered. Kansas is not the only State ham pered by a dearth of farm laborers. South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and the great wheat sections in western Canada are in similar straits. An army of more than a hundred thou sand men would not be a whit too large to care for the crop. It is a race between the various sec tions as to which shall offer tbe best in ducements to get the men. This (prob lem is becoming graver every year. The era of prosperity and the good wages have taken laborers away from the farms and drawn them to cities. ammmmaamnum win -i mm. ■ mm . mmC, iw, mmmmrnmm J The investment, in the government printing office is $2,429,000. One factory has marketed 60,000 elec trical flatirons this season. The Democratic Labor Union in Ma nila has a membership of 15,000. In shipbuilding, Pennsylvania stands first and New York second, while Cali fornia is u good third. Returns of British trades unions show a gradual decrease of unemployed mem bers in the et gineering trades. Portuguese wharf laborers in Hawaii have refused to work because they were asked to work alongside of Japanese. Although one-fourth of the world's su gar crop is consumed in the United States, but one-twentieth of it is grown here. Skilled labor in Indiana controlled by corporations average $2.43 a day and un skilled labor $1.33, boys 71 cents, girls and women 93 .ents. New York City will no longer take its refuse to sea and dump it, but will make it into briquettes, with a bituminous flux, which will probably be burned in a mu nicipal lighting plant. Girl ticket agents on die elevated roads In Chicago have formed a union, securing a charter from the Amalgamated Asso ciation of Street Railway Kmployrs. They work twelve hours a day and hope to secnr a shorter work day. The union is the only one of its kind in the Uuited States. The American Bridge Company com pleted twenty seven bridges in the Ugan da, African railway, in fifty-three weeks. The British contractors had built eight in two years previous. The British build ers employed more than 100 men in put ting up a bridge, while the Americans used five. The Chicago Printers’ Union has tak en steps to increase its members’ bene fits. The nnion now sets aside $250 a month, from which sum every member who for twenty years has been a con tributing member of the union, and is physically unfit for work, will receive a pension of $3 a w eek. In view of the establishment of the Bureau of Commerce and Labor it is in teresting to state that the government •tatistician says the internal commerce of the United States has grown from $2,- 000,000,000 fifty years ago to $20,000.- 000,000 last year. The manufactures nearly double those of Great Britain and about equal those of Russia, France and Germany combined. An industrial census of Bohemia shows that of its 2.006.000 population of 409,- 327 are engaged ui manufactures and of these 201.539 are women. Most of the work is done by band and at home. Publiabers of Han Francisco dailies have entered into an agreement with the Newspaper Writer*' Union of that city, chartered by the International Typo graphical Union, and providing for a minimum wage scale. The Manufacturers’ Record estimates that if the rat* of industrial progress be tween 1880 and 1902 is maintained until 1912 the annual output of American coal will reach the stupendous total of 450,- 006,000 to 500.000,000 tons. "Tj Z 7~' "No definitely unfavora- N6l lom. hie element is apparent in — ihe business situation, but there are several uncertainties that en gender a mere conservative feeling. In regard to distr but ion of merchandise, the long period of low temperature lias curtailed trade iu dry goods, clothing tand other seasonable Hues. Stocks have ac cumulated, and prospects for semi-annual inventories aro not altogether encourag ing. Railway earnings thus far availa ble for June surpass last year’s by 10.2 per cent end exceed those of 1001 by 17 4 per cent. After further moderate conces sions in prices of iron and steel, espe cially ui pig iron and partly finished shapes, the market has steadied, and there are indications that no additional reductions of consequence are probable for the present.” R. G. Dun A Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade makes the foregoing summary of the industrial situation. Continuing, the Review says: Buyers are still uncertain as to wheth er the bottom has been reached, and there is no eagerness to place contracts. Concessions are no longer readily ob tained. however, and the tone is improv ing. While it is well known that r large amount of new machinery is specified in rlants in course of erection, or contem plated, there is an inclination to delay the placing of contracts as long as pos sible. Much of interest lias developed during the last week Tj regard to the for eign situation. Contracts for steel rail* were placed abroad, presumably because of early shipment required, while rebate pf duty on materials for manufacture and export encouraged foreign trade, which has begun to revive as the domestic mar ket quiets. Manufacturers of cotton goods have again advanced quotations iu several lines, notably sheetings, although there no attempt to secure prices in projvor taon to the present position of the raw material. Production is being steadily curtailed, and supplies of goods will soon be abnormally light. No improvement Is reported in the character of reports from jobbers or retailers at chief |K>ints of distribution, except that moderate suc cess has attended the semi-annual clear ance sales of local jobbers. New lines of light-weight woolens for next spring are still confined to narrow and low grade goods. Only a fair supplementary de mand is noted for men's heavy-weight woolens. Wool is unchanged and quiet. New England shoeshops are busy on fall footwear, with sufficient orders on hand to assure activity for some time. Failures this week were 223 in the United States, againrit 200 last year, and 30 in Canada, compared with 20 a year ago. Bradstreet’s Review: Wheat, including flour, exports for the week ending .Tune 25 aggregate 3,518,- 152 bushels, against 3,617,415 last week, 3,382.701 this wek last year and 4,364,- 147 in 1001. Wheat exports since July 1 aggregate 221,607,680 bushels, against 248,668,350 last season and 215,177,724 in 1000. Corn exports aggregate 1,285, 724 bushels, against 1,080,353 last week, 130,102 a year ago and 2,455,460 in 1001. For the fiscal year exports are 65,650,- 604 bushels, against 20,322,013 last sea son and 175,084,410 in 1001, The grain markets, those CfljCM w™ instability, of le~ a 1 intimate tr*'de anil specula tive activity, have been attracting wide attention during the pnst -reek. Prices of all cereals have been fluctuating over widening ranges, with the trend continu ously upward, until new high figures for the crop year have been recorded all around, while in wheat the price level* nre higher than for several years. At intervals of three or four years the Northwest usually strikes into a period of nervousness over the crop outlook, and this will iu all likelihood he witnessed again if r.o good rains fall by the mid dle of next week. The speculative ele ment in grain, always on the alert for (he possible development of any factor affecting values, is given to anticipating in an extraordinary degree, and u|K>n tin* first faint indication of the rise of an in fluence of an adverse nature respecting the crop, is to be found operating accord ingly. The fact that it is the business of speculation to discount the future, finds nowhere more forcible illustration than in the grain trade. It is not to be denied that the bulls in the present campaign have had a basis upon which to build up prices, for it has been dry all over the Northwest for norno time. Without doubt there has been no damage done anywhere that is worth con sidering relative to the crop ns a whole, and there is probably no important dis trict in the three States where there is any such deterioration ns to cause alarm. irwfsg Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.05; hogs, shipping grades, $4.50 to $5.80; sheep, fair to choice, s3.<*> to $4.50; wheat, No. 2 red, 79c to B*H; com. No. 2,49 cto 50c; outs. No. 2,37 c to 38c; rye, No. 2,52 cto 53c; hay, tim otlQ, $8.50 to $15.00; prairie, $6.00 to $15.00; butter, choice creamery, 18c to 20ct eggs, fresh. Tic to 14c; potatoes, 65c to 85c per bushel. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.0(1 to $4.0.X; hogs, choice light, $4.<K) to $0.10; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2,78 cto 79c; corn, No. 2 white, 51c to 52c; oats, No. 2 white, 40c to 42c. Ht. Igiuis—Cattle. $4.50 to $5.25; hogs $5.00 to $5.80; sheep. $3.00 to $4.75; wheat, No. 2,82 cto 83c; com. No. 2, 49c to 59c; oats. No. 2,37 c o 38c; rye. No. 2, 50* to 51c. Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.25 to $5.25; hogs. $4.00 to $5.90; sheep, $3.50 to $4.00; wheat, No. 2,79 cto 80c; corn, No. 2 mixed, 53c to 54c; oats, No. 2 mixed. 42c to 43c; rye. No. 2,57 cto 58c. Detroit —Cattle, $3.50 to $5.00; hugs. $4.00 to $6.40; sheep. $2.50 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2,79 cto 80c; corn, No. 3 yellow, 52c to 53c; oats. No. 3 white, 43c to 44c; rye, No. 2,53 cto 55c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, 86c to 88c; com, No. 3,49 cto 50c; oats. No. 2 white, 40c to 41c; rye. No. 1,34 c to 55c; barley. No. 2,59 cto 00c; pork, mes*, $15.20. Toledo —Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 78c to 79c; coni. No. 2 mixed, 46c to 47c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 35c to 36c; rye. No. 2,52 c to 54c; clover seed, prime, $6.00. Buffalo —Cattle, choice shipping steers $4.50 to $5.40; hogs, fair to prime, $4.00 to $6.25; sheep, fair to choice, $4 00 to $5.00: lambs, common to choice, $4.00 to $6.50. New York—Cattle. $4.00 to $5.60; hogs, $4.00 to $6.00; sheep, $3.00 to S4.OU; wheat. No. 2 red. 84c to 85c; corn. So, 2, 57 cto 58c; oats. No. 2 white, 46c to 47c; butter, creamery, 18c to 20c; eggs, western, 15c to 18c. Owing to the shipment into Oklahoma by packing companies of tainted meat, an agitation has been begun for the estab lishment in thv cities of the territory of packing plants to furnish meat toe the local demands. Barrogate Thomss of New York City, in admitting a contested will to probate, baa decided that a belief in spiritualism i* not any evidence of insanity.