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EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.
Emperor William has made King
Oscar a grand admiral in the Ger
The report that Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson will retire is without
The Ennis Oil Development Co. an
nounced ready to entertain bids for
drilling five wells in the territory east
Money has been raised to complete
a system of warterworks for Farmers
ville. Work will commence within the
The Associated Press is authority
for the statement that Germany and
Sweden are seriously canvassing the
project of an alliance.
The salaries of the Russian peace
plenipotentiaries have been fixed
at $200 per day each, besides an allow.
ance of $7500 for traveling and other
Preliminary arrangements are in
progress to establish a pressed brick
and tile factory at Wichita Falls. W.
E. Allison of Vandalla, Ill., has gone
east to purchase the machinery.
A passenger train on the Chicago
and Eastern Illinois railway collided
with a suburban train in Stegers, Ill.,
thirty miles from Chicago. Three per
sons were killed and seven injured.
The iron bridge across Little River
at Faubion's Crossing has fallen in.
Two negroes were on it when it start
ed to falling, and although about mid
way they made their escape before it
fell to the water.
Mrs. George J. Connell, of Brown
wood, who was at Brady assisting her
daughter, Mrs. W. C. Miller, to nurse
her sick husband and child, died very
suddenly Friday morning of heart
J. R. Cook engineer of the Carter &
Cooper threasher, was killed about six
miles north of Hillsboro while en
deavoring to cross the Cotton Belt
Railroad track with his outfit in mov
ing it from one field to another.
Benjamin Webb Williams, who a
generation ago was a pioneer in con
ducting lecturing tours in the United
States, (lied at his home In Dorchester
a few days since. lie was 91 years of
A Strasburg inven.er has devised
a wireless telegraph transmitter that
forwards the waves in one direction
only, and does not send the current
in all directions, as the usual types of
E. H. Hammond. of Dallas, accord
ing to verified reports has been award
ed the contract for all the piping of
the new waterworks to be constructed
at Vidalia,' La.. in accordance with
bids opened July 10.
The Miller County (Ark) Confeder
ate Pension Board met and among the
pensions allowed was one of $30 a
year to Geortge XV. Davis. a negro,
whose proofs as tiled with the board,
show that he ser-ved in a Texas regi
ment from May, 1863, to May, 1865.
While boarding a train at Oklahoma
far home, ('. E. iHunter of Chickasha.
secretary of the single statehood con
vention, caught a crook who was in
the act of stealing his diamond stud.
HuInter ttirn-ned his man over to the po
New Orleans receive\d her first bale
of new cotton Friday.. It came from
'l'exas. It was sold for 20c a pound.
The hale weighed i7 pounds., and wa:s
classed good middling. It was grown
by F. J.T. Johl:on otf ML: ire, Texas, in
Farmers livilng on the Trinity River
report their hogs lying from the rayv
ages of buffalo gnats. Tas Watson is
reported to have lost 500 hocgs on ac
count of these pests, and others report
leavy losses fromu the same cause.
The Travis county farmers were
holding cotton for better pIrices is
shown by the fact Ihat miore than ten
thoursand bales have been mnarketed
since the jrnump of prices began. One
S.firmn purchased one lot of cottor ag
gregating 2,4100 bales.
Prof. Welber of \Vashington City,
is expected tno be in Waco within the
next two weeks for thie turpose of
filling the place in the agricultural cx
perinment Srlation made vacant by the
death of t)r. A. \V. Edson.
Lillie Welter. a 13-year-old girl, was
burned to death at San Antonio Frt
' day afternoon as a result of the ex
plosion of a kerosene car which she
' htld in her hIands whlile pouring oil
, pon flames in the yard where little
Schlidren were building a bonfire.
- Thie navy delpartment having re
solved Ito baild a powerful new navy,
,has instructed Charles M. Schwab to
make plans for new wharves, giving
the exact time in which the work can
'WEATHER IS HOT.
C WEATHER BUREAU ANNOUNCES'
NO RESPITE FROM HEAT.
NO SECTIONS ARE SLIGHTED.
Wave Overspreads Entire Country
From Mississippi Volley to New
rt England and Florida.
. Washington, July ]S.-The Weather
or Blurean announced that there was no
st prospect for several days at least of
a let up of the extreme heat which
to has extended over the country for the
s past few days. T'he entire country
from the Mississippi Valley eastward
o souithern New England and the
Florida coast is in the midst of a well
marked midsummer hot spell. The
maximum temp:ratures to today were
Philadelphia 960 Chicago 94, Cincin
re nati 94, New York 94, Detroit 94,
,d Washington 93, St. Louis 92, Pittsburg
" 92, Boston 90.
Four Deaths in Chicago.
Chicago, Ill., July 1S.--Four deaths
and fourteen prostrations Were the re
sult of the great heat of yesterday. A
low humidity which prevailed all
through t'he' day was responsible for
the few fatalities. The mercury reach
go ed 91 at 1:30 in the afternoon, and
ed remained there until 3:30, when it be
l an to decline.
The evening was comparatively
pleasant. Fifteen deaths above the
or normal rate we-re reported for Sun
day and yesterday.
d- 103 in New York.
it New York, July 1.--After a respite
of one day the hot wave that swept
over New York last, week, causing
er scores of deaths ail hundreds of
se prostrations, returned yesterday with
ry renewed intensity, the temperature
.rt being by far the highest of the sea
The highest point reached was at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when
the Weather Bureau thermometer
touched 94 degrees. In the streets,
however, the heat was much greater,
some theriiometers recording as high
a A number of drivers' helpers em
in- ployed by the American Ice Company
ed went on strike last night, and it is
er expected that the entire force of near
of ly 1,000 men will decline to go out
with the wagons today. They are paid
ed $1.50 a day and claim that during
at the heated spell they are compelled
on to work from 2 a. m. until 8 or 9 p.
nt m. Demonstrations were made in
of many places yesterday evening by the
men who had congregated and in sev.
cd- eral places there were indications of
d. a riot. The police, however, kept the
of crowd in.order.
ed St. Louis Sizzles,
.h St. Louis, MIo., July 18.-A steady
blast is sizzling St. Louis and the
er- Goveinment Bureau can promise no
le relief. A number of prostration from
a the excessive heat were reported yes
ro, terday. The maximum temperature
rd, yesterday was 92 and the maximum
gi- degree of humidity 76.
Saved Mother and Babe.
11 Estherwood, La.: (Gecorge Ned, col
ia. ored, saved the life of Mris. Tibideaux
n' and child last evening six miles south
in of Mermenteau. The child fell into
id. a well sixteen feet deep and the moth
o. er jumped in after it. WVhen found
by Ned the woman was holding the
hle child with one arim and supporting
nm heiself with the other, almost ex
Granite Mountain Work,
i Marble Falls, Texas: This section
is jubilant over the news that the
granite for Galveston, Brazos and oth
'e er harbors will be gotten from Gran
V ite Mountain, two miles w st of this
is place. Work will begin August i.
ac- This will give employment to quite a
rt number of men. This, together with
extra fine prospect for good crops,
makes everybody feel good.
is Chicago Strike Continues.
en Chicago, Ill.: Both the railway ex
ed press and department store drivers
ne have voted to continue the struggle,
ig. and it is predicted.that the teamsters'
strike will be prolongedt until after
the convention of the International
ty, Brotherhood of Teamster's which will
he open in Philadelphia on August 7.
of The departmeni store drivers de
rx- cided by almost unanimous vote to
lie continue the strike after they were
informed the railway andti express driv
as ers had taken similar action.
'ri- New Teacher at Cameron.
"x' Cameron, Texas: At a meating of
he the school trustees to fill the vacancy
oill in the corps of teachers in the Cam
tie eron High School, Mr. Burnet Brown
of Nashville, Tenn., was elected to
re. teach Latin and Science.
' Little Equestrian Badly Hurt.
to Brackett, Texas: Sheriff H. H. Lev
ig ering's little 6-year-old boy was
in thrown from a horse Saturday and
langerously hurt. He was riding be
hind a larger boy. who escaped un
232 LIVES LOST.
Record of Killings by U. S. Railroads
for First Quarter of 1905.
as'.iingtilo , ,July 1S.--.Accident bul
letin No. 15, just issued by the In
ielrstate Conlmmerce ('onImmission, giv
ing an account of ra l1:oa ac(cidents
in the United State s during the
months of January, F. bruary and
March, 1905, shows that during that
quarter there were twenty-eight pas
sengers and 204 employes killed and
1,651 passengers and 2,0162 empnloyes
injured in accidents. Other accidents
to passengers a::d enmplolyes not the
results of collisions or derailments
bring the total numbler of casualties
up to 15,30U (9011 killed and 11,397
There was a decr:ase of 42 in the
Y total numl)er of persons killed as coni
1I pared with thle quarter ending Dec.
e 31, 1904. The total number of em
1 ployes reported killed in coupling and
e uncoupling during this quarter was
Advanced $2 a Bale.
New York: WIihout showing spe
cial activity yesterday the cotton mar
ket ruled generally firm and advanced
nearly $2 a bale from the closiiig price
of last Saturday. The demand came
s from shorts anti some of the larger
- professionals whose purchases were
k said to be based on expectation of a
1 bullish revision in the Southern acre
r age estimate. The close was steady
- with practically the best prices of the
d day with a net advance of 31 to 41
The sales were estimated at 600,000
Young Man Fatally Injured.
Eagle Pass, Texas: Last week three
young men from the viliag:s abor
Nava Station came to Ciudad Porfirio
e Diaz and sought employment with the
ýt Mexican International Railroad. Not
g having succeeded, they boarded a
if freight for home. The train was
h wrecked near Nava, two of th. young
e men receiving fatal and the other se.
I- rious injuries.
Negro Shot and Killed.
n Greenville, Texas: A negro, Hen
r ry Hicks, of this city, was shot and
instantly killed at 1 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. Green Gozier, colored, sur
rendered to the officers and was plac
ed in jail. Hix and Gozler were neigh
bors and the killing occurred in the
yard where Hix's wife lives.
, Public Weigher Holds the Job.
r- Cameron, Texas: In the election
it held in Precinct No. 7 Saturday to
d determine whether or not the office of
g public weigher should be abolished
d there was a light vote, and the vote
?- to abolish was defeated by more than
n three to one.
Peculation in Panama.
f Panama: The Panama government
e has sent to Juan Brin oft he treas.
ury department to Bocas del Toro to
check over the books of the custom
house at that point, where an alleged
Sdefalcation of from 20,000 to 60,000
pesos has taken place.
Boiler Explocion at Sea.
s San Franciso: The Merchants' Ex.
'e change last night received the follow
n ing telegram from Tatoosh Island:
"The Norwegian steamer Tricol!or
has passed here July 14 towing light.
- ship 67. The light ship signaled:
"Boiler burst. Several men killed."
SWill Prove Profitable.
Corpus Christi, Texas: From par
1 ties who arrived on the Texas-Mexican
e last nlght it is learned that the oil
well recently struck between San Di
ego and Benavides is freely flowing
and there is every indication that it
will prove a profitable strike.
n Shipping Grain from Belton,
Le Belton, Texas: A great deal of
1- grain is being marketed here and
a- shipped immediately to Northern
is points. Yesterday eight cars, princi.
1. pally oats, were loaded and sent out
a and the total number for the weel.
will greatly exceed shipments for t
same time last year.
Assistant to Stevens.
. San Antonio, Texas: A telegram
s was received here yesterday from
SJackson Smith, formerly general pas.
s senger agent of the National Railroad
of Mexico, stating that he has been
appointed assistant to Chief Engineer
1 Stevens of the Panama Canal.
Fireman's Leg Broken,
e. Victoria, Texas: Gotlieb Gutmann,
o living on the Mission Valley road, in
illis county, had his leg broken above
the ankle last Saturday by his horse
falling on him while driving cows.
Sale of Big Ranch,
San Angelo, Texas: Fayette Tank
ersley of Irion county, president of
the Western National Bank of San
SAngelo, has purchased from John Gid.
dens of Ellis county a 19,000-acre
ranch in Irion county for $35,000.
Boy Shot Off His Hand.
Estherwood, La.: Yesterday while
a handling a shotgun, the 8-year-old son
d of George Ned, colored, accidentally
Sshot his hand off. The boy is now
under the care of Dr. Trezevant and
doing as well as could be expected.
CONTENTS OF INSTRUCTION NOT
HARTWIC STRENUOUS DENIAL.
Says All Such Reports Are Mere
Gutes;work-Editors Are in a
St. Petersburg, July 17.-- I. W\itte
.pent an hour with Mr. Meyer, the Aruer
ican Ambassador, at the Kleimnichel Pal
ace yesterday discussing the forthcoming
peace conference. M. Witte will have
st:ill another audience with the Emperor.
In the meantime lie must pay a round of
)fficial visits to all the imperial ministers.
MI. Witte is expected to be the bearer
if a personal message from the Emperor
,o President Roosevelt. 'I'The Associated
Press is authorized by MI. Hartwig, Di
rector of the First Department of the
Foreign Office, to deny in the most cate
gorical fashion the report of the alleged
contents of the instructions to MI. Witte
published in Paris by the Echo de Paris
and elsewhere abroad.
"Reports pretending to reveal the in
structions to the Russian plenipotentiaries
are mere guesswork," said M. Hartwig.
"These instructions have been seen by
only four persons-the Emperor, M. Witte,
Former Minister Lamsdorff and myself.
I'l:e Echo de Paris report says they con
sist of five pages, whereas the fact is
they cover over twenty pages. The pa
per says the instructions are very vague,
while on the other hand they are very de
tailed. On one point only according to
the Echo de Paris are they absolutely
specific, namely, as to the leveling of the
fortifications of Vladivostok; but I can
say to you that there are many others."
MI. Hartwig also pronounced the stories
that M. Mluravieff's displacement was
the result of intrigues by Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff to be pure inventions.
Tile Novosti says that the desire of the
anti-German coalition which Great Brit
ain is trying to eftgineer to restore Russia
as a threat against German aggression,
should be a powerful diplomatic weapon
in the hands of the Russian plenipoten
"Europe wants to end the war," says the
paper, "as Russia's preoccupation in the
Far East destroys the political equilibrium.
Austria is in danger from Germany, which
seeks a thoroughfare to the Adriatic in
exchange for compensation in the Balkan
Peninsula. Germany has pretensions now
which she would not have dreamed of
before the Russo-Japanese war It is evi
dent from the Morocco incident that Eu
rope wants peace in order that Russia may
safeguard her against German aggres
Prince Mes~tchersky, editor of Grash
danin, in warmly supporting MI. Witte's
appointment, declares him to be the only
Russian statesman equal to the task set
Ihim. Reports are printed that M. Po -
kovsky, formerly Russian financial agent
at New York, will be added to the com
mission or will replace one of the coun
sellors to the plenipotentiaries, M. Ship
off, director of the Russian Treasury De
partment, but these reports cannot be con
r Count Ignatieff, instead of Princ4 Svia
topolk-Misky, will succeed MI. Bouligon
as Minister of the Interior, according to
Attempt to Kill Mirabello.
Naples: An attempt was made early
1 yesterday morning to murder Admiral
SMidabello, brother of Admiral Mirabello,
brother of Admiral Mirabello, the Ital
ian Minister of Marine, who is residing
at Portici, a small coasting and fishing
port and residential town on the Bay of
Naples. The Admiral's wife was serious
ly injured while defending her husband.
Outlaw Chadburn Dead.
Sedan, Kan.: William Chadburn, the
outlaw shot by a posse of citizens at Hew
ins WVednesday after he had shot and
killed D. Faulcon, a railway detective,
at Cedarvale, died in the county jail
Chadburn was shot six times during
Ed Madigan, Chadburn's pal, was shot
and instantly killed by the posse.
Old Man Kicked to Death.
Guthrie, O.: James Rogers, aged 70,
a pioneer bachelor homesteader of VWo,,
ward county, fell from a barn loft at
,Fort Supply, where he was stowing hay
yesterday, and was kicked to death by
horses near where he fell. He was a for
mer resident of Oskaloosa, la., where
the remains were taken for interment.
Jumped from Burning Baloon.
Fort Worth, Texas: In the baloon as
cension at Rosen Heights yesterday af
ternoon the balloon caught fire just as it
started upward, and the aeronaut, Frank
Wells, made a jump of several hundred
feet in his parachute, landing safely.
Probably Sooo people witnessed the ascen
Kutrais, Trans-Caucasia: During the
rendition of a musical program. in a
public garden here yesterday two bombs
were thrown. No one was killed.
HUNTS COOL PLACE.
Lieut. Peary Sailed from New York
On Journey to the North Pole.
New York, Jul t7.--Lieut. Robert E.
Peary started yesterday on his long jour
ney in quest of the north pole. his ship,
the Roosevelt, which had been lying in
the North River since Satu:dia night,
weighed anchor and got unde; way at
3:to yesterday afternoon. (On board the
vessel beidcs the explorer's party were
a number of guests and newspaper men
who accompanied the ship as far as Sandy
Hook, where they were taken off Ib a
Navy tug sent otut by Admiral Coghlan.
A launch bearing a party of excursion
ists attempted to run close alongside of
the Roosevelt after she was under way
and nearly collided with her.
The Roosevelt was saluted by all man
r.er of steam and sailing craft on her way
to sea. She passed out of the Narrows
r at 4:45 P. m.
r Capt. Peary started tonight by rail for
Sydney, ('ape Breton, where he will join
e Hock for Folk.
Topeka, Kan.: "If the l)emocrats of
this country ever elect another president,
e I know of no man with whom the coun
try would he safer than with Joseph Folk
of Missouri," said Governor Hoch in
talking about his meeting with Governor
s Folk in Ottawa. Coming from an in
tensely partisan Republican, this boom
Sfor Mr. Folk has ::irred things in Kan
"Governor Folk," Mr. iloch added, "is
an exemplification of the truth of the
statement that every man should have
an ideal and live un to it. His notion
is that an official should do right, re
gardless of the opposition. If the laws
0 are in the statute book, and it is in his
y power, Governor Folk believes in enforc
e ing them. This has made him the great
n man he is."
s Work of Wreckers.
s New Orleans. l.a.: A Southern Pa
r cific freight train was wrecked near
La Fayette, La., early yesterday morn
e ing and Engineer Wheelan was killed
and Fireman Coine badly hurt. The
a wreck was caused by an open switch,
1, and all signs point to a deliberate at
n tempt to wreck a passenger train, for the
t swich light was moved and all prepara
tions made to cause an accident. The
, passenger passed through an hour be
e fore and the freight was running on
. the passenger train's time. The section
h is excited over the crime, but no clew
n has been found.
Russians Number 400,000.
STokio: It is officially reported that
Gen. Linevitch's force numbers nearly
4oo,coo, and it is reported that he is
extensively using water transportation to
` bring forward men, supplies and ammu
An official who recently returned from
Manchuria expresses the opinion that Line
vtich's plans are for a great demonstra
tion to synchronize thie meeting, of the
t plenipotentiaries, but that he does not in
tend real aggression.
1- Bessie Barnes Shot.
1- St. Louis: In the presence of her moth
7- er, Bessie Barnes, aged t5 years, was
e- shot in thle street in front of her home
n- at 2702 Lucas avenue yesterday.
Mrs. Mary Carder, aged 30 years, is
a- under arrest charged with thle shooting,
n which is said to have been the culmina
to tion of ill feeling between the two fam
try would be safer than with Joseph Folk
to a cot at the Police Station raving over
ly the shooting.
al By her side were her three small chil
Use Two Languages.
Warsaw: The directors of the Warsaw
& Vienna Railroad have issued an order
s permitting the use on an equal footing of
d. both Polish and Russian languages by
This compromise averts a strike by the
he workmen, which was threatened if they
were not permitted to use the Polish lan
d guage in the transaction of railway bus,
il No Assemblages in Poland.
Warsaw: Gen. Maximovich, the Gov
Sernor General, has issued an order for
bidding illegal assemblies, processions and
ot gatherings in the streets throughout Pol
and. The government now feels itself
strong to enforce the fullest order and
to take stern measures against all mani.
at Umpire Black Released.
y Little Rock, Ark.: President Kavan
,y augh of the Southern Baseball Association
r. has announced the release of Umpire
re Black of the Southern League. He also
states that the season will be finished
with four umpires.
Floreaville School Building.
Floresville, .Texas: The Floresville
school building has been thoroughly
t repaired and repainted, and presents a
nice appearance. The scholastic cen
sus recently completed shows that
- there are in the city limits 236 c il.
dren of the scholatic asge.
Colored Meeting at Muldoon,,
e Flatonia, Texas: The colored Baptist
a Association, which has been holding a
>s meeting at Muldoon br the past two
days, has drawn immemie crowds.
A VETERAN OF THE B
HAWK, MEXICAN AI
THE CIVIL WARS.
. . ...
CAPT. W. W. JACKSON.
SulTerZins re e Protracted and
- ried E:d. .er A no tn Remedy E4i
Relide--.Serious .Vtomach I Trouble
by' Three Rottles o," eruna !
Capt. W. W. Jlacksn. 70"5 (; t.. N.
Washington. D). C.. writes:
"1 am eighty-three years ohd.a
eran of the Black hawk. Mexican
the Civil Wars. I amn by prof,,j
physician, but abandoned the saa
"Some years ago I was seriou*
fected with catarrh of the sto
My sufferings were ptracto'e
severe. I tried every known
without obtaining relief.
"In desperation I began the ae
your Peruna. I began to realise
mediate though gradual improve
"After the use of three bottles
appearance of my complaint wu
moved, and I have no hesitatiom
recommending it as an infallible
edy for that disorder.'-W.W. Jace
Address Dr. S. B. artman,Pre
of The Hartman anitarium,
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ought to be decorated and made
and healthful by using
A Rock Cement "':'nt
not rub or scale. Destru-v disease ger
vermin. No washing of wallsafteruae
plied. Any one can brush it on-min
cold water. Plain tinting and whittealg
the most elaborate relief, stencil work
frescoing may be done with it. Other
(bearing fanciful names and mixed with
water) do not have theeementingp
of Alabastine. They are s lekt fe
glue or other animal matrte which:
feeding disease germs. rubbnlg, -ei,
and spoiling walls, clothing, ee.
finishes mustbe washed off everyyear
ly filthy work. Buy Alabastine only
4ve-pound iackages. properly lb.h
Tint card, pretty wall and ceiling
"Hints on Decorating, and our atis'
nices in making color plans, free.
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is a full-length mi-rror.
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Houston, Texas, operates the larget -
of competent detectives in the io
They render written opinions in curd
handled by them. Reasonable rattS.
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about, and we '. umla Il more thl a
should, but this wea't:r uits uis