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WHICH WILL BE GIVEN AT THE COLUMBIA AT A SPECIAL MAT INEE NEXT FRIDAY AFTERNOON. LONDON, July .15.— Andrew Carnegie has offered £3000 for the erection" of a free wublic Ubrarj- in Annan, Scotland. Another Offer From Carnegie. Half-mile handicap, ' professional— Won by J. T. Fisher, Chlcaero (20 yards); Tom Cooper Detroit (scratch), second; Owen Kimble, Lou isville f25 yard*), third: Floyd Krebs, New ark (40 yard-0, fourth. Time. 1:00. • \ - One mile combination, professional— Won by Frank Kramer and J. T. Fisher: H. B. Free man and. Hardy Downing second; Lester"WH *on and Otto Moya third: Al Newbouae and Walter Bad«tt fourth. Time. 2:1L Frank J. Kramer and John F. Fisher proved to be too speedy for tho others and won in the end. Kramer capturing first place. Cooper second and Kimble third. NEW YORK, July 14.-At the Vajlsburff. N. J.. track to-day the most exciting race was the combination one-mile race for professionals, in which team work was not only allowed but encouraged ' The surprise of the race was the fact that McFarland and Cooper were shut out on their heat. They were looked -upon as likely winners. on Their Heat. McFarland and Cooper Are Shut Out EXCITING COMBINATION RACE. A good many' people secretly rejoice at the misfortune of their friends. .Would Bar American Crews. LONDON. July 14.— William H.' Green fell. M. P., who is a well-known oarsman and a member of the Thames Conserv ancy Board, writes to the Times to-day announcing that he has given notice to the stewards of the Henley Royal Regatta of his. intention to move a resolution to confine the entries to the British' islands His principal reason, he says, Is that the regatta was never intended for Interna tional contests and is not suited to them. Several thousand acres In Kern County are held under mineral claims which will expire January 1 unless the legal amount of prospect work is done unon them. This may stimulate leasing. There may be some excitement with Jumpers at the opening of the year also. In five months the oil shipments! from Cnallnga have amounted to 1443 barrels. The Arroyo Beco Company has succeed ed the Salinas Oil Company, operating in Monterey County. The San Benito Crude OH Company ex pects to add three rigs to Its present out fit The Corning Oil and Gas Company in Tehama has drilled 1100 feet. The grading on the Sunset Railroad Is rapidly progressing. Several miles of track have been laid. The road will prob ably be completed In September. Workmen are laving pipe for the Chans- Jor & Can field Midway water system. The Bakersfield Californian says: Superintendent Her»ey of the Thirty-three Oil Company has solved the question of ln crea*lngr the capacity of any producing* well by bailing: out the eand and forming a cavity or receptacle at the bottom of the easing. In this way there is always a supply from which to &th.w directly instead of depending upon the seepage as .it comes from the various stratp.. It has often been- note* that weils when kept clear oC sand gradually Increase In czpacity sb they are used, an<J tests which have recently been road- prove that the theory set forth by Mr. Hereey is correct Must Perfect Claims. piles seventeen drilling rigs and pumps water into four townships. Four and one half miles northwest from Coallnga is the pumping plant of the Coast Range "Water Company, which has two good wells, with the capacity of 200.000 barrels per diem. EL RENO. O. T.. July 14.— The trains to-day, have been bringing in moderate crowds for registration. There are prob ably 10,000 people at this time, and every thing is quiet and orderly. Every one Is comfortably situated and a. large number more could be accommodated. The water 6upply is abundant, and every provision has been made to house and feed the mul titude. The temperature has hung around the 100 point, and while every one has per spired freely they have Buffered no seri ous inconvenience. Indications now point to rain during the night. Accommodations for Feeding and Handling the Large Crowds Have Thus Far Proved . Ample. IHTE1TDING SETTLEBS . GATHERING ; AT EL RENO , SAN JOSE. July 14.— John Downs, for thirty years a. well-known resident of this city, was : found dead In hia home at -352 "West San Salvador street this afternoon Death Is supposed to have resulted from hemorrhage of the lungs. His'family Is spending the summer at Pacific Grove. Found Lifeless in H3s Room. BENICIA. July 14.— An impressive cere mony took place at St. Dominic's to-day, when the sacrament of confirmation was administered to 150 children and adults from the parishes of Port Costa. Crockett Valona and this city, by Bishop Grace of Sacramento. ; A solemn high mass .was celebrated by the Rev. Father O'Connor, assisted by the Rev. Father Lamb. The altar was beautifully decorated with ferns, palms and candles. After the mass Ithe Bishop addressed the children. ¦-. .,. Bishop Grace Confirms Children. REDWOOD CITT, July 13— A petition for a decree terminating the life estate of William H. Clark in 295 acres of land near Burllngame has been filed in the Superior Court by Elizabeth M. Clark, Mary M. Clark and Charlotte A. Paters, all of Waltham. Mass. The petitioners are sinters to -whom a deed of this property was made by Clark In 189R. in which deed he reserved to himself a- life estate. Clark died a few months after makinjr tho deed Rnd It Is for the purpose of declaring h's death of record that the present nroceed ings ar*> brought. The property is worth about $60,000. . Sisters Ask for the Property. BUFFALO, July 14.— The nroprietors of tne Midway shows at the Pan-American Exposition made another effort to-day to open their concessions on Sunday. Two concessionaires were promptly arrested and taken to police headauarters. No charge was preferred by the exposition officials and the men were released. The showmen returned to their concessions and again began celling tickets. A de tail of exposition guards soon arrive:! and surrounded the entrances, refusing to al low the public to enter. The shows were then closed for the day. Befuse Admission to the Pur chasers qf Tickets. .Guards Surround the Entrances and EXPOSITION OFFICIALS CLOSE MIDWAY SHOWS. • ARDMORE. I. T., July 14.— "Scar Face" Jim. alleged to be a member of the old Dalton gang of outlaws, was located last night in a secluded spot twenty miles east of here suffering from bullet wounds. Last week at Sulphur he had a desperate fight with deputy United States Marshals, and was wounded but escaped, i The Marshals had a narrow escape. To-day .United States Marshal Haller and several depu ties went after "Scar Face," who savs he will not surrender. He is wanted for many crimes. Bullet Wounds "Scar Face" Jim Refuses to Surrender. Although Suffering From Several NOTOBIOUS DESPEBADO DEFIES AUTHORITIES Will Be Welcomed by the Girl's Mother. BERKELEY, July 14.— Miss Mae McCoy and Lloyd Elwell, who disappeared *from this city Friday after telling Mis3 Mc- Coy's mother they were going to attend an Epworth League meeting in San Fran cisco, were married In that city on the same day. Rev. John Stephens, a Metho dist Episcopal pastor, performed the cere mony. To-day the young peonle sent word of. their marriage to the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Hearsch. who resides on O'Farrell street. San Francisco, and later met ¦W. H. McCoy. Mrs. El well's brother there. The grandmother and brother grave their blessings to the runaway couple and a speedy reconciliation all around Is prom ised. Mrs. McCoy has decided to welcome her new son-in-law to the family circle. The plans of the newly married couple have not been fully decided upon, but thev probably will go to Riverside for the res't of the vacation and return here in August for young Klwell to complete his univer sity education. • • - B/UNAWA'Sr COUPLE -m-a-r.-r.-v AND ABE FORGIVEN Lloyd El well and His Young Bride ? . ¦». • BERKELEY, July 14.— When the Town Trustees meet Monday night the proposi tion will be brought up to declare void the 1 franchise over the old horse-car line be tween East and West Berkeley, now held by the Oakland Transit Company. Cap tain W. H. Marston, the president of the board, is the leader In the movement to disfranchise the road. When the line was purchased recently by the Transit Company work of fearing up the roadbed was immediately com menced, presumably with the object of putting down a better track. Since then no eara have been run. This is contrary to the franchise, which calls for the "con tinuous" running of cars. On this ground members of the board claim the right to make the company forfeit its privilege. "When the original fifty-year franchise ¦was granted some sixteen years ago no provision was made for the town to se cure a percentage of the receipts.. For this reason the Trustees want the franchise forfeited and another one issued. Town- Attorney B. A. Hayne. under Instruction from the board, is looking up the law on the matter. The old franchise has become valuablp nrooerty In recent years. The road would make the connecting loop between the San Pablo ar>d GroveT?treet lines ami would connect. the business centers of Berkeley. Berkeley Trustees Wish to Forfeit Transit Line Privilege. WANT FRANCHISE DECLARED VOID UNIONS WILL CELEBBATE LABOR DAY IN STYLE General Committee Is Already Out Making Preparations for the Event. OAKLAND, July 14.— Organized labor is preparing to celebrate Labor- -day as -It has never been celebrated in Oakland be fore. Labor Is well organized upon this side of the bay and it has been decided to make this day a general holiday and to provide a series of events that will make It memorable. The Federated Trades has taken the initiative In this and has . appointed a committee consisting of C. D. Rogers, State president of the Federated Trades, who Is a resident of Oakland, and Messrs. Cole and Hopkins to have charge of the day. This committee will arrange the de tails, consult with ihe various unions and the public officials and make the neces sary arrangements. It is proposed to have the celebration entirely within the unions and it is ex pected that they will vie with each other as to the showing each will make. There is a general movement through out the unions of Oakland to support the butchers if any of them should get into trouble with their employers through the lato strike. The Prussian State railways depart ment ha 8 ordered 300 locomotives at nrices 2 per cent lower than those in th« last order. BERLIN, July 14.-Last week ended with a new low record of quotations in most industrials, many showing violent falls.-' Complete pessimism marked the trade of the week. The news from thn industrial centers continued unfavorable The newspapers generally concur in the opinion that the downward movement haq not yet been exhausted. All describe the tone of the market as extremely dp pressed and hopeless. Many companies, in the course of the week, made discouraging reports and tho air was thick with unfavorable rumors Interest in "Wall street revived hut trading was slight except In Canadians Wall street's nervousness caused renewed apprehension and the papers are now cal culating the probable effects hero of a. crisis in New York. The Kreuz Zeitunir asserts that German speculators hav-P heavy engagements in New York. The money market continues to show a great abundance of money, call loan«i re'axing to 2V4 per cent. Discounts re main at 3 per cent. In the American section there was an immense decline, the greatest being in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, which fell off 17 points, and Atchison, which fell off 16 points. Union Pacific shares de clined 14 points and other' Americans showed proportionate losses. It is now rumored here that the decline was the result of a preconcerted plan by the lead ers of the market to shake out the weak bull Interests. Fortunately the local bull is a comparatively small one but the moral effect of trading has been de cidedly pressing. The money outlook for the future it quiet and easier. What had seemed a promising outlook has grown worse from the day of the an nouncement of the failure of the Leip zeiger Bank. While at first this seemed an isolated event it now appears to have involved Germany, Belgium and even Paris in a severe depression. Germany, anxious to strengthen its financial po sition, threw securitieu recklessly on an unreceptive market. Every fresh effort to realize only accentuated the downward movement. Following ; this continental depression came the Argentine finance bill riots. Next came the most serious and most unexpected blow of all— the bad break In New York, just when the dis bursement of a big crowd of Impending dividends, estimated at £130,000,000, led London to expect the strongest American support. Naturally the bottom dropped out of everything here. Consols touched the lowest point since 1875 and home iails fell off 20 to 30 per cent from last year's highest figures. LONDON, July 14.— There Is little en couragement to be derived from a re view of financial conditions in-London at present. The conditions may be fairly described as bad and the most optimistic are forced to admit, that the era of re covery and prosperity, so often predicted, must now be postponed to a very indefin ite future. Leipzeiger.Bank Failure Causes a Great De pression. LONDON MARKET CONTINUES WEAK CHICAGO. July 14.— The problem of di rect transformation of coal into elec tricity without the medium of steam en gine and dynamo — that will o f the wisp that has so long and successfully eluded chemists and electrical engineers— has at last been solved by Assistant City Chem ist Kugo Jone, and his invention, a coal consuming battery, has been patented, bearing date of June 25, 1901. Speaking of the effect of his invention, Mr. Jone said to-day: "The shortcomings of the steam en gine have been long recognized by engi neers. The waste of heat energy in pro ducing steam from coal and converting it into power Is more than 90 per cent- In some engines: even with the best it does not fall below 80 per cent In my battery electrical energy is produced by oxidation of lead and of ferrous chloride. The ox idation • is effected by nitric acid, which after deoxidatlon is again regenerated by being brought into contact with air. The nitric acid, therefore, is not used up. "Lead and sulphur dioxide are obtained by heating sulphate of lead with pow dered coal in retort, the proportion of these -being twelve parts of sulphate of lead to one part of powdered coal. The retort is heated by coal ordinarily, though gas. gasoline or oil may be used. "In the battery the lead and sulphur dioxide, after having been utilized for the production of electricity, combine to form sulphate of lead. This can again be broken up by heating with coal and can once more be used for generating electri city. The one feature of my battery la the conversion of heat into electricity." Special Dispatch to The Call. Chicago Chemist Invents a Coal-Consuming Battery. ELECTRIC POWER WITHOUT DYNAMO Mr. Sloper was a native of Sacramento and 42 vears of age at the time of his death. He had lived in Oakland for about ?5 years and leaves » widow and two chil dren—a daughter. Miss Florence Denison Sloper. aged 18. and a baby, three years of age. He was married twice, his first wife having died. He had one child by each wife. No arrangements have yet been made ,for the funeral, and none will be made un til after the arrival' of the dead man's mother. The funeral services will, how ever, be conducted by the Elks, as this was known to be his wish. But it was to. the Elks that Harvey N. Sloper gave his best effiorts. A charter member of Oakland Lo'dgre No. 171. he al ways stood by the organization. "When It was struggling for recognition in Oakland Harvey N. Sloper worked for it earnestly and to him as much as to any other mem ber is due tbe fact that Oakland Lodsre is to-day one of the leading ones in the State. company He had always been the active manager of the news agency and he sim ply became the actual head with the death of his stepfather. As such he was known from one end of the Southern Pacific Com pany's system to the other. Mr. Sloper had always been much of a club man in Oakland. He believed in sup porting the institutions of the towns and was a member of many, but his great In terest was in the Elks and the Republican Alliance. He had been director and held different offices of the Alliance arid was' one of the wheel-horses of that organiza tion. When a trip was planned for the Alliance it was always Harvey N. Sloper who made the arrangements and the plans, and he always did It well. Aeronaut Fatally Injured. SPRINGFIELD, . Ohio,; July H.-Paul Hague; known . as Professor . Zeno, an aeronaut, was fatally injured this after-* noon at Inland Park, falling 200 feet. His parachute . failed to open, ¦ ¦ "-¦ ¦ ¦* * ••• - - * - ' • - ' ' • . NEWTON, ¦ Kans., July , 14.— Misa Oma Beers, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and iMrs. Frank Beers, was • shot and killed last night by Herbert Ha cklett,. a stable boy formerly in the family's em ploy, who afterward shot himself through the heart. Hacklett became . fascinated with the young ladv.' who did not in any way return the infatuation." ;. Tho girl was shot four times and the surroundings indicated that she had made a terrible struggle for. her life. . . Crime _ by . Sending Bullet Through. His Own Heart. Murderer Completes His Terrible SHOT TO DEATH BY LOVE-SICK STABLE BOY. ENID. O. T.,.July 14.— Four blocks of business houses on the public square were destroyed by fire in less than three hours' time by a fire that started after midnight 1. st night. The water supply was inade quate and it was necessary -to blow up buildings with dynamite to check the flames. Owing to the continued drought everything burned like matchwood. A light wind blew from the southeast and saved the eastern part of the town. The total loss Is estimated at $180,000. The in surance, will be light. / , Department Finds It N"eces3ary to Blow Up Buildings to Chick the Flames. ISAAC SACHT. aged 22. A strong southeast wind was blowiner and the tide was at flood. Fifty yards off shore is a shoal and between the shoal and the shore is a sluice. The party was bathing on the shoal, but finding the tide getting rather high the bathers concluded to go nearer shore. Almost at once they found the sluice over their heads, with big waves pounding and a sweeping cur rent running. Of twelve who started across the sluice only six reached the shore. Mrs. Dlcksteln's body was recovered, but the others^ere swept out to sea. FIEE LAYS "WASTE FOUR '¦* BLOCKS OF HOUSES SAVANNAH, Ga., July 14.— Six persons were drowned while surf bathing at a picnic of the Hebrew Gamahl Hasad at Daufuskle beach this afternoon. The dead: MRS. ABRAHAM DICKSTEIN. aged 23. ANNIE KRONSTADT. aged 10. IDA KRONSTADT. aged 17... , LEAH SILVERSTEIN, aged 17. ANNIE HOROWITZ, aged 13. Drown in Swift Current While Making for the Shore. BATHING PARTY SWEPT TO DEATH OAKLAND, July 14.— The announce ment of tb- death of Harvey N. Sloper this morning came as a shock to the community In which he had so many friends, for it was hardly known that he was sick. He was about his usual haunts on Wednesday evening, attended a meeting of the direc tors of a company in which he was inter ested, dropped into the Elks' clubrooms for a few moments and then went home to be taken with a chill that developed into pneumonia, from which he died be fore daylight this morning at his home on Myrtle street. He was sick scarcely more than three days and it was not even certain that he was sick enough to send for his mother, the widow of the late State Senator Eli S. Denison, who was summering at L"ake .Tahoe. When death came his mother and sisterB.were com municated^ with and they left Truckeo on a special train this afternoon and arrived in Oakland at midnight. HJs wife, one sister, Mrs. R. B. Ayer, and his brother in-law, R. B. Ayer, were with him at the time of his death. Pneumonia of the most rapid type was the direct cause of death. Harvey N. Sloper was one of the most popular of the young men of club and business life in Oakland. He was the step son of the late Senator EH S. Denison. and when Mr. Denison died some years ago his business of supolying the travelers on the lines of the Southern Pacific Com pany with literature, news and edible* was incorporated and Harvey N. Sloper be came the secretary and manager of the A » t » » «¦» ¦«..t..»..»..t..T-»..t-»-t~»~t~»~f~t~t-t. * -t YOUNG BUSINESS AND CLUB MAN OF OAKLAND, KNOWN FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE CTHER. WHO DIED AFTER A 'THREE DAYS' ILLNESS. Charity Martin, G. S. "Wanrell, Pletro Buzzi, James J. Mackey, Clinton Mont gomery, the Kelcey sisters. Baby Ruth and Hinrich'a orchestra are the attrac- the special attraction. Chevalier Scog namillo is an artist of distinguished repu tation and his performance alone is worth more than the price of admission. Then there is clever Etta Butler, with her fa mous impersonations, who bids farewell to vaudeville this week: the Damm broth ers, who are pot so black as they are painted: Charles Leonard Fletcher, mono logist: Gilbert and Goldie, the ever wel come; Irving Jones; Clayton White and Marie Stuart and the Prosper troupe of tumblers and some new biograph pictures to complete the good programme. The Chutes has another strong bill this week. The newcomers who open to-day are Coleman and Mexis, expert and fancy rifle shots; P. J. Duffy, monologist; Kala cratus, phenomenal juggler, and Adrienne Mpore, in illustrated songs. The hold overs are P. Richards, the famous car toonist, and Spenser Kelly, the popular barytone. New moving pictures will also be shown. The two LamOnts. Lester Reeves and lone are at the Olympia. ? ? • 1 tlons at Fischer's Concert-house. Charity Martin and G. S. Wanrell are first favor ites of many weeks with Fischer's pat rons. >, ' . Evidence p^ems to be accumulating that the oil industry is rapidly settling down to a basis having mcrf «oli<Iity than that of a y^ar agro. In Texas, as in California, the actual boom in oil, an Clstinguishe'l from its steady and eub ftantjal prcRr<?FR, wap short lived. It is not to be said that the boom wa« an unhealthy condition, for it was what always comes with the rud^Ti discovery of a irreat opportunity for the sudden acquisition of wealth. As was Inevitable, while tome person* made fortunes, other* ln*t' heavily, hut on the whole, the re sult was beneficial alike to the investors and 10 the world at lure the latter retting the her.pfit of an Immense industry born full fleijg-e<l. Kow that period' of excitement has paweij »»r5 in its ctead we have some thousands of perpip interested in oil property who arc calmly considering the industry on the same line* they m!»jht if they were producing food produrtx r, r cl< thins for the public Effort* Kr * y,p\ rkg made in come quarters to rev.ve the excitement of a year ajyo, but with I.ttle eucri-Kr. It Ik foreign to the spirit of the times. *nd the public jf ready for the new con<3ftlr.r.. V..-arv.-h!]«» the work of developing •he on firms of Texas and California ii roinf? *™>ad -'"H'llly. and money in coming In for more conwei -vMh-e development than was pre v.ouslyih.* rase. Industries had been built Vm ir. <~alif«mln with a high-priced fuel, and .hey were pros--,.»rr>uis. but of a eudden they foun.J tlmt their fuel bills were cut in the rnld-Ue. end with a saving of 50 per cent in the oo»<t of fuel Jarre profits resulted. How can !t fee otherwise, then, that the time is ripe for tnot F<vr>n4itry benefit of the production of 0.1 on a sn-at *r & \ e in California— a great ad vance in manufacturing? The C'oalir.ffa Water Company now eup- , ¦- The Los Angeles Herald takes a view of the on industry that will be generally accepted by the knowing 1 ones, saying; Basis of Solidity. General Manager Cooke, under date of June tt, writes to this office that the date when operation* will be commenced cannot be set, but that it Is not far distant. "We are nego tiating 1 for a complete standard rig-, and it is possible and very probable that the entire out fit will be on the cars or on the wapon road overland by the middle of August, 1901, and headed for the Inyo County oil fields." He sends a lift of San Francisco men who are in terested. He thinks that as the chief expendi ture* will be in this county, and the ultimate benefits of successful operation almost beyond *«timatin£, the people of Inyo should assist the venture by taking 6tock. To make the in vestment isafe and to insure a test, he stag rests that people subscribe Btock to the amount of tlSOO or SIO00. deposftin* the money with eomf trustee, to be paid when the complete oil Grilling ri» is placed on the ground. The Pacific Refining Company's plant at Gosfcrd Is soon to be constructed. Three 600-bsrrel etills. with a capacity of 1200 barrels per day, will be installed. According to the Inyo Register the 50 Oil Company, which was organized to operate near Owens Lake, owns no land In Inyo County that can be found record ed In the county records. The Register eays: The San Diego Union tells of the pro press in prospecting for oil on the coast of Lower California. The place selected for beginning operations is about four teen miles south of the boundary line of the United States and is near Point Rosa rio. Lumber and machinery have been sent down by direction of J. M. Elwood, the contractor for drilling. Work in the Fields. The most Interesting clause to the gen eral public is that which provides that should the average price received for the oil be less than sixty-five cents per barrel in any month the contract may be can celed at once. The Union Oil Company offered to store oil for one cent per bar rel per month. The cil men are confident that condi tions are growing: more favorable to them. In the Kern River district many new par ties are making Inquiries. The solution that the oil producers of Los Angeles County have about reached concerning the marketing of their output Is certain to have a good effect. The members of the OH Producers' Association of Los An geles arrange for disposing of all their oil on a five years' contract with the Oil Storage and Transportation Company for a 6 per cent commission. The Oil Stor age and Transportation Company and the Union Oil Company offered about the same terms for handling the oil. No con trxct will be made unless 500 wells are included. The Storage Company will sell out 70,000 barrels of oil now on hand and will then sell exclusively for the mem ber* of the Producers' Association. Business Conditions Are Succeeding Boom Period. OIL MEN THINK FUTURE BRIGHT The Orpheum has an unusually good bill this week, with the Chevalier Enrico Mario Scognamillo, the famous 'cellist, as "The Eabes in the Wood" Is stUl de lighting the Tivoli audiences. New songs galore are to be heard. "Will o' the Wisp." "Exhibit No. 1," "Things that Cannot Be Explained" and so on, and the harvest ballet ar.d transformation scene, are ever-new delights. The grand opera season is now definitely announced to be gin on Monday, July 29. and the opening opera will probably be "Aida." "Michael Strogoff." with James SI. Bro phy in the title role, will be the Central Theater's bill of the week. The clever actor is winning many laurels for himself from the Central audiences, and in "Mich ael Strogoff" finds one of his favorite op portunities. The management promises an elaborate scenic /production of the big Russian melodrama, and in addition a number of specialties, that are becoming a feature cf the Central bills, will be In troduced. "The School for Scandal" will begin its eecond week at the Alcazar Theater to night. Mis.' Roberts has completely recov ered from her indisposition and will con tinue to delight Alcazar patrons with her J^dy Teazle. Barton Hill is a notably Rood Sir Peter Teazle and White Whittle- Fev looks and acts a graceful and fascin ating Charles Surface. Next week the .charming old comedy, "The Country Girl," will be put on. To-night at the Grand Opera-house the Frawley Company will present a novelty In "The White Heather." a drama by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton, auth ors iti collaboration of "The Great Ruby" and other spectacular plays of the kind. "The White Heather" was one of the Aeademy of Music successes and has been cbtained from Charles Frohman by Mr. Frawley. The cast will include Mary Van Buren. Katherine Grey. K. J. Morgan, John Mason. Theodore Roberts and Har rington Reynolds, the last named of whom appears for the first time this season. "Under Two Flags" will begin its fourth —positively its last— week to-night and will end oh Saturday evening 1 next one of the most successful runs of this or any season in the Columbia's history. Chaun cey Oleott, in the new Irish play, "Garrett O'Magh." will follow. MIfs Bates will be supported by a picked cr.st of the leading- members of the com pany now appearing in "Under Two Flaps." and the play will be staged as in its orginal presentation by David Beiaseo. noon, at a special matinee, with Blanche Bates as Ibsen's singular heroine. To Miss Bates Sa,n Francisco owed Its first Ibsen production, 'The Doll's House." given at' the Baldwin Theater foriif few years apo, and this second char acterization by the brilliant actress Is awaited with extraordinary interest. Arc event extraordinary in theatrical circles here will be the production of "Hedda Gabler" at the Colum bia Theater next Friday after- "Garrett O'Magh" Will Open at the-Columbia Next Week-- -'The White Heather"'at tHe Grand Opera-House To-Night, "the School for Scandal" at Alcazar and at Central The murderer used a pocket knife and slashed and stabbed his victim in a dozen places before the horrified spectators could interfere. When ycung Welch fell b'eed in* to the ground Whalen escaped in the crowd, but was found hiding in one of the buildings half an hour later by Offi cers Lord and Reed and placed under arrest. Whalen, who is not yet 20 years o'd, refused to talk. Both the murderer and his victim had gone to the pleas ure resort to participate in the French society's celebra tion of the Fall of the Bas tile. No one knows just how the fatal quarrel began, but the two youths had been drinking. Murder brought' the festiv ities at the Chutes to a tragic close at 2:30 o'clock this morning when G. Welch, a milk wagon driver, 19 years of age, was stabbed to death by Joseph Whalen, also driver of a milk wagon. Traced) at the Chutes Ends ths Festivi- j ; tics of the Day at the ! Pleasure Grounds. Joseph Whalen Slays G-. Welch, His Comrade, With a Pocket-Knife. Young Driver of Milk- Wagori Is Stabbed to Death. MURDER ENDING TO QUARREL In addition to this there was an excess of $17,901,133 in the value of silver bullion exported over the value of that metal im ported. ¦ Notwithstanding this large balance of trade In favor of the United States, figures show that the imports of gold during the year exceeded the exports of that metal by but $11,342,332. This mean* that the immense balance of trade between this country and the rest of the world was largely settled by other means. A certain amount of gold is carried abroad by American tourists and return- Ing European?, but as most of these carry letters of credit thla amount Is relatively small. A large part of the balance goes to pay freight bills on American exports car ried in foreign steamers and some of it to pay Interest and dividends on American securities held abroad. The small imports .of gold in the face of a large balance of trade durlnjr the past year, however, is principally due to the fact that American capitalists are now allowing much of their money to remain in Europe for investment and sales of bonds by foreign gox-ern ments in the United States have gone far toward settling the balance of trade. The principal items of American export are breadstuffs. live animals, provisions, cotton and mineral oils. During thi» year just closed the total export* «f breadstuff* amounted in value to $2«7.4S7,233: cattle and hoga amounted to J36.M7.0fi2; orovislons tr> $179,875,250. cotton tr> $."813,283,573. and min eral oils to $69,905.K89. Each of these arti cles showed Increases, thougrh while the quantity of mineral oils exported was greater than in the previous year. th« Fe duetion in prices reduced the valuation nearly $5,000,000 below last year's figures. A preliminary statement prepared by the Bureau of Statistics In the Treasury Department shows that the combined val ue of Imports and exports for the fiscal year amounted to $2,310,413,077. against $2,244,424,2*56 for the year ending June 30, 1900, the largest previous record. The imports for the year amounted to $822,756,533, a decrease of S27.1S4.651 in com parison with the imports for the previous year. The exports amounted to $1,487,656. 544, an increase of $93,173,482 in comparison with the previous year, making the bal ance of trade for the year In favor of the United States $664,900,011, or an increase of $120,358,113 over the balance of trade for the previous year. CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET. N. W. ( WASHINGTON, July 14.— All former records are surpassed by the statistics of foreign commerce of the United States for the fiscal year which came to a close on June 30. Special Dispatch to The Call. Growth of Our Foreign Commerce in Past Year. BREAKS RECORD FOR PROSPERITY LONDON, July 15.— "The intense heat has completely dried up the country around Berlin," says the Berlin corre spondent of the Times, "and all moisture has withdrawn from the soil to a depth of several feet. Fruit is falling from the trees before it is ripe and potato and hay crops have been seriously affected by the drought." COPENHAGEN". July 14.— Extreme heat continues throughout Denmark. Seven deaths due to heat were reported to-day. GENEVA, July 14.— There is no abate ment of the terrible heat. At noon to-day the temperature was 99 degrees Fahren heit. Numerous cases of heat prostration and slight sunstroke were reported. ETJEOPE SUFFERS FROM HEAT. drought ever experienced in this section was" broken this afternoon by a terrific rainfall of more than two hours' dura tion, the volume of rain being almost equal to a cloudburst. The storm was ac companied by a wind of almost tornado force. Reports Indicate that the rain is general in this vicinity. It has come just In the nick of time to save the cotton crop. It will benefit the fruit crop and supply water for stock, lack of which had caused much distress. The Southern Methodist Episcopal Church, recently erected at a cost of $15, 000. was partially demolished and a num ber of small houses In the northern por tion of the city were wrecked. Shade trees and window glass throughout the city suffered. A tornado Is reported to have passed over the Chickasaw Nation, but. there are no particulars here. DENISON, Tex., July 14.— The worst .RAIN- BREAKS THE DROUGHT. KANSAS CITV. July 14.— No relief cams to-day to break the almost unprecedented drought in the Southwest. The day was a repetition of the past two weeks, with reports from many places in Western Missouri,' Kansas and tha Territories of temperatures above the ICO mark. At most places the sun shone mercilessly, with not even a fitful ciould to break Its rays nor a slight breeze. In Kansas City last night conditions proved more bramble, a breeze from the north alleviating the conditions, hut a day of Intense heat followed. To-night there Is a prospect of rain In Oklahoma, but there are no indications of a change fr3m any other part of the Southwest. With no relief in sight the fears for the crops that have been experienced daliy are fast becoming realities, and the scar city of water and generally dry conditions make the element of fire almost a serious one. What tha real damage to corn, the crop most affected, will be is problematic al, but it is probably safe to say that half the crop will be lost. The supply of water is short in almost every direction, and the shipments of cattle and hogs to this mar ket to save them continue. In Kansas City to-day the Government thermometer registered 102. and «t Mary ville, Kan?., 104 was recorded, against 100 yesterday. There were three prostrations at Marysvllle. ARDMORE. I. T.. July 14.— Reports from the cotton belt show that cotton Is being injured by the drought that has prevailed in the Chlckasaw Nation for the past five weeks. Unless rain fall within the next few days crops will be cut short. About 60 per cent of the corn crop has already been ruined. The crop of other grains is a total failure. ' * ST. PAUL, July 14.— The hot -wave con tinues throughout Minnesota and the Da kotas. At Huron a child went 'to sleep in the sun and died from the heat. New Ulm. Minn., reports o temperature of 104. with a number of prostrations. The State ag ricultural experimental farm reports that the hot weather is doing great damage to wheat in Southern Minnesota and that chinchbugs are very numerous and are contributing to the destruction. OMAHA. July 14.— This State has had a very torrid dav. The thermometer here registered 104. The atmosphere was fresh, however, with an absence of anything that tended to hot winds. Reports from th'e State are to the effect that rain is needed, but with the absence of winds the crops will stand considerable hot weath er. Spring wheat and oats in Nebraska are well nigh a failure. BURLINGTON, Iowa, July 14.— To-day ¦was the sixth day in succession that the mercury went to 100 and above. There are no signs of relief. ¦ JACKSON, Miss.. July 14.— AH over the State corn, cotton and other forms of crops have bean seriously damaged by the long-continued drought. Kansas Farmers Place Their Loss in Cornfields at Fif y P t r Cent. i ? Unprecedented Drought in the Southwest Yet Unbroken. MERCILESS RAYS BLIGHTING CROPS BLANCHE BATES WILL APPEAR IN IBSEN'S "HEDDA GABLER" Popular Elk, and Business Man Stricken With Pneumonia, Brought On by a Chill, PassesAway After Three Days' fji Sickness and Before His Mother Could Reach His Bedside HARVEY N. SLOPER DIES AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS THE 'SAN FE AN CISCO CALL; MONDAY, J UIiY : 15, 1901.