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EVENTS OF EVERYWHERB.
Coramnitte a are dilit cnl'. - c;.va =s
Ing San Angelo ior flundt i .win; a
The large gin of W. \W. Terry at
Apache was burned, it is though: by
in'endtlarits at a ioss of about $7,000,
with $3,0o0 insurance.
The foreign ,ffice delnies cale- orical
ly andi officite lly the rt port that Count
Lamsdorf, the f ,utiln minister, has
r(esigne'- or ,attemlpted to r sign.
An election will b held in Precinet
No. 5 in Falls county on September
16 to determine whether or not intoxi
cating beverages :,ihall be .:ld in that
The talk about the Chinese boycott
of American manufacturers upon in
vestigation seems to have made some
headway at Canton, but ik hardly
heard of elsewhere.
A box factory capitalized at $25,000
is to he located at Fort Gibson, eight
miles east of .Musklogee, I. T. Johnson,
Holt &Co. of Carthage, Mo., are pro.
moting the enterprise.
flans and specifications have been
received at Shawnee, I. T., for three
la'ge school buildings to he erected at
the Shawnee Indian Mission at a cost
[f about $50,000.
At the meeting of the Navarro Coun
ty Medical Society a committee was
appointed to wait on the city officials
and recommend the appointment of a
city board of health.
John i'hampion, James Norfleet and I
General Bone, three ncgroe murdererr
were hanged in the jail yard at Mem
phis, Tenn., Friday. No untoward in
cident attended the execution.
Baron Spec Von Sternberg, a broth
er of the German ambassador at
Washington, shot female poacher at
midnight on a game preserve in Ger
many, mistaking her for a deer. She
has since died.
While answer his aged mother's call
to come home, .1. L. Anderson, of Kan
sas City, Mo., was murdered near
Bonneville, Ore. No motive for the
murder nor clue to the murderer Is ad
Joseph Uhalt, formerly a New Or
leans druggist, dying in a hospital in
New York from self-incfileted stab was
found Friday in a Central Park
drive. Beside him lay a new hunting
Abraham Goodman, who acquired a
fortune as a jewelry man in San Fran
cisco sold his business fourteen
months ago and went to New York
to live, was found dead in the Hudson
rived opposite Fort Lee.
Much complaint is coming in from
the farmers around Ardmore, I. T.,
who are alarmed over the prevalence
of boll worms in the cotton. Whole
fields which a week ago were full of
blooms have been ruined by the pests.
J. F. Robison, manager of the Ard
more opera house, accompanied by
Mrs. Roblson anid Mr. and Mrs. Butts
of Davis started for the famous re
sort, Tmirner Falls, and the river was
rising rapidly. In midstr-eam the sur
rey was partly capsized in the swift
current antd both ladies were thrown
out. Had it not been that MIr. Butts
was a cool-hconled and expert swimmer
they wouil have been drowned.
The conference of the State Y. M. C.
A. secretaries will be hIeld in Waco
September 1 to 3. in the Waco busi
Sness men's club rooms, and it is ex
peelted that eve-ry paid man In the
work in this state will b in attend
Dr. Lewis H. Lu(iy, professor of
Schemistry at Columbia university for
thirtv-four years, died from apoplexy
He was a native of France and in his
youth attained prominince in the poll.
ties of the French Republic.
The big lolliness campnmeeting at
Penie! began Thursday evening under
the charge of Rev. Ed. Ferguson of
Mt. Vernon. Miss. This is one of the
largest meetings held in Texas, the
attendance running up to 12,000 or
15,000 last year.
Stephen Caldwell of Phillipsport,
Conn., a 'forty-niner," who made a for.
tune, though he lost it in a shipwreck
returning home, is dead from being
struck by a train near his home. He
was eighty-six years old.
A dispatch by wireless telegraphy
from Hilo says that Jana, the Ma
walian wife of Kailu:a, a Chinese, gave
birth to ont child on last Thursday,
two on Sunday, one on Monday, two
on Tuesday morning c:d one orn Tues
day night. All ar. dead.
With the visible supply of bananas
reduced to less than half the usual
amount because of the restrictions on
importation madte by the quarantine
at New Orleans, wholesale dealers are
predicting a famine in the fruit.
THE USUAL MONDAY'S INOREASE.
Yellow Fever Cases and Deaths Increased Because
Sunday Work Was Less Thorough.
New Orleans. La., Aug. 22.-Report to
; p. m. ym. estrday:
To'tal to date, I,.1,G.
Total deaths, 2t15.
New foci, 16.
Total 1foi, "".
('ses rematining unlder treatwenlt,
New Or:leans, La., Aug. 22.-Though
there was an increase yesterday, both
in the number of new cases and of fa
talities, hopefulness continued to per
vade the Federal headquarters touch
ing the local yellow fever situation.
The Monday list is always large. It
was so in the epidemic of 1878. That
is attributed to the fact that the work
of inspection is not so thorough on
Suinday, and only the reports which
come from physicians are to be de
pended on. In the matter of deaths,
uniformity is unusual from day to day
because the condition of the patients is
so largely affected by meteorological
and other conditions. The Federal au
thorities have not reached a point
where they are willing to prophesy the
complete extermination of the disease
before frost comes to destroy the bulk
of the remaining infected mosquitoes,
but they feel that there is rcasan for
the prediction that a repctitien of se
rious epidemics of hie past is no long
er to be reckoned with. In this con- i
nection unusual preeautiops under theI
cupervision of the Marine Hospital
Service or otherwise are to be taken
to prevent a reclruldes:,:'ne of the fever
It has been demonstrated by the sci
entists that the stegomyia hibernates.
A vigilant watch will therefore be
kept when the winter lasses for any
cases which may appear here or else
where in the South. and in the event
there are isolated cases with the expe
rience of the pIre:ent modern campaign
there is absolute certainty that they
will be immediately cont rolled with no
possibility of spreading the infection.
In yesterday's list of fatalities two
deaths appear as having occurred in
the Marine Hospital. They were sail
ors admitted to that institution. An
other death was in the French Asylum
on St. Ann street, where a half doz
en cases have been reported to date.
These are the only two public institu
tions outside of the hospitals in which
cases of fever have had to be handled.
Prisoners, court attaches and hang
ers on at the Second Criminal Court
were thrown into somewhat of a panic
yesterday when a genuine cases of yel
low fever was discovered in the dock.
The man was found ill among a num
ber of prisoners and the doctor who
was called promptly diagnosed the
case as yellow fever. The screened
ambulance immediately carried the
man to the Emergency Hospital. A
flying squad was sent for and the dock
and court room thoroughly disinfected.
The patient was an Italian who was
arrested on Saturday night and re
mained in prison until yesterday. The
jail, therefore, will also be fumigated.
i Some Facts About the Yellow Fever.
An acute specific disease.
Restricted to certain geographical limits.
Characterized by a high fever of short duration, gastro-intestinal
disturbances, hcmorrhages into the skin and mucous membranes, and "
a yellow tint of the skin.
First recognized definitely in the West Indies in 1647.
It is infectious.
Prevails in the West Indies, west coast of Africa, Central America
and southward along both coasts of South America and northward to
the South Atlantic and Gulf States.
It has been brought to North Atlantic seaports by vessels.
The mosquito is blamed for the spread of the disease.
Frost stops yellow fever.
Survivors of one attack of yellow fever become immune from further
The yellow fever germ has not yet been discovered.
Some authorities say the disease is caused by a toxin, not a germ.
Yellow fever develops usually from three to four days after infection.
Sometimes it takes seven days.
The attack comes on with severe chills or rigors, when it comes sud
ý denly. It may come on more gradually' with languor, headache and
3 malarial symptoms. The temperature goes to 105 degrees, sometimes
higher. The fever lasts from three to five days, attended with pains in
. the back, limbs and head. There is nausea and vomiting.
The yellow tint of the skin, from which the fever gets its name, be
1 gins on the second or third day.
In severe cases small hemorrhages take place into the skin and mu
cous membrane. The vomit is at first white. Later it becomes very
dark and in appearance like coffee grounds, when it is known as "black
vomit." There is bleeding at the nose, mouth and gums. Delirium
usually follows, then unconsciousness and death.
Mortality varies. In some epidemics it has been as high as 85 per
cent. In others as low as 10 per cent.
S Heat, moisture, bad drainage, uncleanliness and unhygienic condi
tions favor the disease, but the mosquito is most of all responsible.
Experts seem to agree that the first step to combat the spread of the
: fever is to attack the mosquito.
. Camplete rest and careful dic:ing constitute the principal treatment
for yellow fever. Different drugs are usd to hell assist the body and
organs toward a natural condition.
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RESPONSIBILITY FIXED FOR THE
GUNBOAT BENNINGTO.N DISASTEER
Was hington. August 22.-The find-I
ings and opinion of the court of in
quiry which investigated the fatal ex
plosion of the gunboat Bennington
were made public by Secretary Bona
parte at the Navy DIepartment yester
day afternoon. The couri expresses
the opinion that the explosion was
caused by excessive steam pressure in
boiler B resulting from the closing of
the valve connecting the boiler with
the steam gauge. The court is also of
the opinion that D. N. Holland, a fire
man on duty, had made the mistake
of shutting off the valve. The court
further found that Ensign Charles
Wade of the engineer department of
the ship was at fault in failing to see
that the steam valves and safety valve
were overhauled at the proper time
and kept in good order, having accept
ed the verbal statements of subordin
ates that this had been dn ae in March.
It is clear that he was negligent in
the prformance of his duty and should
be brought before a court martial. The
Navy Department has not yet acted
upon the proceedings and findings.
Drowned in Rock River,
Chicago, Ill.: A dispatch to the Tri
bune from Genesq, Ill., says: i1
"Herman Melin of Moline and Ben
Brooks of Osco, camping at Rock river,
were drowned yesterday. la company
with two young women they'went over
the rowing course. Thinking the wa
ter shallow they threw the young girls
overboard. Scrambling back, the girls
threatened to throw the young men out.
The young men jumped into water 15
ftet deep and were drowned.
Boy Killed by Shotgun.
Pittsburg. Texas: Clinton Dyke, 16
years old, the son of C. A. Dyke, a
prominent traveling man, was killed
late yesterday evening three miles east
of town by the accidental discharge of
a shotgun. lie was alone when the ac
cident occurred, and from all appear
ances was trying to put his gun into
the vehicle in which he was riding,
Iwhen it was discharged. The load
took effect under the right jaw.. He
was discovered by a passerby some
minutes later, and last night his body
was brought to town.
A Japanese Christian Lecturer.
West Point, Texas: Dr. Motogo Ak
azawa, a Christian preacher, native of
Japan, lectured to a crowded church
here Saturday night on the "Manners,
Ways and Customs of the Japanese
Shattered Carter's Hand.
Victoria. Texas: In a dispute yes
terday afternoon in this city Charles
Lequehay shot John Carter in the hand
with a double barreled shotgun. The
hand was so badly torn that it was
found necessary to amputate it. Both
participants were colored. Lequehay
has been arrested and jailed.
Hearne Schools Open Sept. 4.
Hearne, Texas: The Hearne public
schools will open Sept. 4 for a nine
RESULT OF CONFERENCE IN DOUBT.
Roosevelt Has Conveyed to Russia Japan's Irredu
ducible Minimum--Czar May Refuse.
Port:1nmoltIh. N. lt., Aui.. "1.--The
(hlanes: of 1peace1 have UndlldOil)te(lly
heon it ' proved by 1' ( ident loosevtlt' s
action ill st'elpinl'. into the breach in
a last heroicl (ndeaV\or to induce the
warring (.ountri s o t o ilpro lisi e the ir
"!rr(1 t ilable difit'r( nc'. s," tmli the re
suit is -1 iili in Sriip('LSe.
The ultimate de(1.i(ion of the issue
has de facto if not de jure lpa.sed from
the plenipotenntiaries in Portsmouth to
their prinicipals in St. I'etersi'urg. and
tperihaps in a lesser extintI to Tohio.
A\'fhough hl l' are (ollatcral evidences
that pressure bot h by President Roose
volt and the neutral pl)owers, including
Japan's ally, Great Britain, whose min
ister, Sir Claude Macdonald, according
to advices received here, had a long
conference yesteirday with Mr. Katsura,
the Japanese premier, is still being ex
erted at Tokio to induce Japan to mod- I
crate her demands, there is also reason
to believe that President Roosevelt was
able at his interview with Baron De
Rosen to practically communicate to
the latter's senior, M. Witte, Japan's
irreducible minimum--what she would
yield, but the point beyond which she
would not go.
Whether an actual basis of compro
mise was proposed by the president can
not be stated definitely. The only
thing that can be affirmed positively
is that if Russia refuses to act upon
the suggestion or proposition of Presi
dent Roosevelt the peace conference
will end in failure.
And in the Russian camp little en
tcollragenient is given. Baron DIe Rosen
reach(Ed here after an all night ride
from Oyster Bay shortly before noon
yes;erday and immediately went into
tonference with `M. \Vitte. They re
ma inzeod clo tled togolher for almost
three lhours, during which time the
whole situation was reviewed. Baron
De Hosoen comunlnicated to his chief
the lpresident's niessage and it was
transmitltEd to the emperor with M.
\Vili es reconnlendat ion. No clew to
the natulre of this recommendation has
transpired. But it can lie stated that
2M. Witte, no matter how he personally
may view the proposition, is distinct
ly plessimistic as to the character of the
response which will come from St. Pe
To a confidential friend yesterday he
offered little hope of a change in the
The Japanese, it is firmly believed,
cling to the substance if not the form
of their demand for remuneration for
"the cost of the war."
Perhaps they are willing to decrease
the sum asked, but substantial compen
sation, under whatever guise it is ob
tained, they decline to relinquish, and
they are also firm upon cession of Sak
halin. By the transfer of the southern
branch of the Chinese Eastern railway
first to Japan for relinquishment to
China, payment for the maintenance of
the Russian prisoners and the surren
der of the Russian warships, it is pos
sible to figure a total transfer to Japan
in money and property of about $250,
000,0O0. But this is the limit.
AS THE ROMANS DO.
Booker Washington Gives Out Inter
Birmingham, Ala.: President Book
ýr T. Washington, of the Tuskegee nor
mal and industrial school, colored, has
addressed a letter under New York date
to the Age-Herald of this city concern
ing his recent visit to Mr. John Wana
maker at Saratoga. He says:
"I have just seen for the first time
the misleading and false reports in
Southern newspapers referring to my
escorting female members of Mr. Wan
amakcr's family into the dining room
of a Saratoga hotel. I have not re
ferred to these reports before, because
they have just come to my notice.
"I did not escort any female memt r
of Mr. Wanamaker's family to or out.
of the dining room. I did dine with
Mr. Wanamaker and members of his
family at his request, for the purpose
of talking on business, but at the time
was a guest myself at a colored hotel
"During the last fifteen years I have
been at the hotel where Mr. Wanama
ker was on three different occasions
when I was to speak at public meet
ings, as I was this time, and no com
ment was made of it.
"When in the South, I conform, like
all colored people, to the customs of
the South, but when in the North I
have fofnd it necessary during the last
twenty years, as stated fully in my,
book, 'From Slavery,' to come into con
tact with white people in the further
ance of my work in a way I do not as
sume in the South."
Japs Well in Northern Korea.
London: The Daily Tel.graph's To
kio corrcspoudernt says that despite tie
hcavy rains the Jnapanese have advanc
ed in Northern Koeca. The Russiaa:s
abandoned their advance works and
were driven hack. After crossing the
river the Russians destroyed the
bridges and there is no signs of the
Russians south of the Tureen. The
Japanese army in Korea has effected a
certain communication with Oyama.
Linevitch's Army Being Augmented.
London: The Daily Telegraph's Jap
awse correspondent at Moji says that
General Linevitch's dcfer.sive works
are now complete. His troops number
between 400,000 and 500,000. Train
loads of troops are arriving from Rus
sia and many are being sent to the
Mexican Killed While Resist ng Arrest
Saratoga, Texas: While resisting ar
rest yesterday, John Ross, a Mexican,
was shot and killed at Dearborn. Three
Mexicans were drunk and were shoot
ing up a section of the residence por
tion of the town of Dearborn when
Constable Reaves went to make the ar
rest. Ross had his gun leveled on
Reaves when he was shot.
Pever Situation in Mexico,
City of Mexico: The superior board
of health officials report only four
cases of yellow fever in the republic,
all being at Vera Cruz and completely
isolated. There is not believed to be
.rhe slightest danger of the disease
spreading. The remarkable exemption
of the port cities from yellow fever is
a matter of congratulation among the
Mexican health officials, who now hold
that the yellow fever can be stamped
out in this country. They believe whol
ly in the mosquito theory.
No More Yellow Fever Epidemics.
Cairo. Ill.: Yellow fever quarantine
officers were busy yesterday. A man
tried to enter Illinois from Birds Point,
Mo., on a Kentucky health certificate.
He was refused admission. He then
secured a Missouri certificate at Birds
Point and entered Illinois. He was
arrested and sent out of the state.
Dr. John Guiteras, yellow fever ex
pert, came from New Orleans yester
day morning and returned last night.
He said that he did not expect yellow
fever would be entirely stamped out in
i ouisiana until frost came. This will
be about the last epidemic of yellow
fever, according to Dr. Guiteras. The
disease has been stamped out in Mex
ico and Cuba and the present cam
paign will stamp it out of New Or
leans and Panama.
A car full of negroes came from
Tennessee yesterday bound for Zeigler,
Ill. They were provided with health
certificates. The car was locked and
placed under guard until it left Cairo.
Bonham, Texas: At noon Saturday
the grand jury reported to Judge Den
ton that it had made a thorough in
vestigation of the case of Kenney Tur
ner, who was charged with killing Hor
ace McDuffy here Thursday night, and
found him justified in shooting him.
Turner was released from custody.
Morning Star Company Also Enjoins.
Austin, Texas: The Morning Star
Oil Company of Beaumont is the last
oil corporation to secure a temporary
restraining order enjoining the state
from collecting the gross income tax
and penalties under the Kennedy bill.
It makes a total of eighteen oil com
panies which have enjoined the state.
Fourteen Reported Killed. •
Ltztte, Mont.: A Great Northern
freighi. train struck a crowded Colum
bia Garden car on the crossing at the
l3uttc, Anaconda a:il Pacific depot here
last night. Fourteen people are re
lorted killed and many injured.
Oldest Legislator in the World Dead.
Fre(lerickton, N. B.: David Wark,
the oldest legislator in the world, died
at his home in this city yesterday. Mr.
Wark was a member of the Canadian
senate at Ottawa, a lifelong office. His
age was 101 years 6 months.
No Sweets for Huntsville.
Huntsville, Ala.: Huntsville jobbers
have entirely exhausted their supply
of sugar and the supply in the hands
of retail merchants will last only two
or three days. The quarantine against
freight from New Orleans is said to be
responsible for this condition.
Royal Marriage Announced.
Madrid: The newspapers announce
that a marriage has been arranged be
tween Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria and
Infanta Maria Teresa, second sister
of King Alfonso.
German East Africa Situation Worse.
Berlin: The governor of German
East Africa telegraphs that the situa
tion in the colony has changed for the
worse. The emperor has ordered two
cruisers to proceed immediately to East
Africa. Reinforcements also will be
sent to aid the protective troops of the
Bryan, Texas: Cotton is coming
in lively and nine spinners' buyers are
in Bryan ready to take the staple from
the incoming wagons. Cotton seed
buyers are also in force.
Cure for In"orrnia.
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tion of the iln" ,rl . ..n.c. t";d so r."
I gosted by ,lil t)r," !it:, one, bt .
lowing the at'(' : on ((o na.e f .
instant. The li,:l is ,Erair.ly a t,
ter one than cu,inting thos interi
Decorates Paine's Portrait.
Miss S. Elizahth .JO: e of Phil6
fhla, for ten years past: has provided
a hanldsome wreath to decorate the
portrait of Thomas ;.aine in Indepegd
once Hall. Phila ,l'!Ma, on Memogr(l
day. Miss Jones says that while the
lives this anlautl honor will be pa
to the memory of Paine. whom she
regards as one of the greatest mq
Americc has produced.
People should marry their opposite.
That is probably why a poor Youn
man is always anxious to marry q
The Reason Why.
Drummond, Wis., Aug. 21st (8.
clal)-Whole families in Bay~l
County are singing the praises d
Dodd's Kidney Pills and the reaao
why is given in experiences such a
that of Mr. T. T. Wold, a well-knoe
"I had such pains in my back thatl
did not know what to do," says Mlr.
Wold, "and as I came across an adver.
tisement of Dodd's Kidney Pills, I
sent for a box. That one box relies.
ed me of all my pains. My wife alto
used them and found them just wha:
she needed. I recommend Dodd's Kid.
ney Pills as a sure cure for Back.
ache and other Kidney Troubles."
Backache is one of the earliest
symptoms of Kidney Disease. Dodd',
Kidney Pills cure it promptly and per.
manently and prevent it developilg'
into Rheumatism. Dropsy, Diabete or
Bright's Disease. '
READY WITH HIS EXCUSE.
Clerk Justified Mean Trick by Scrip
A certain tailor of very strict prhi
ciples was in the habit of excusing the
faults of his assistants only ft they
could justify themselves by Scriptrn.
One day a woman entered his shop
and asked to see some material, but
refused to buy it because it was too
cheap. After showing her some othe
goods, the assistant brought back the
same material, this time asking ,
higher price, whereupon the customer
bought it. Afterward, the proprietor,
who had witnessed the transaction,
reproved his assistant severely. Ihe
latter, remembering .the rules of th
establishment, replied, "Oh, it's ae
cording to Scripture all right. She
was a stranger and I took her ia."
"Pirates" and "Adventurers."
"Pirate" is a Greek word, comitg
directly from "Peirates," which meaat
etymologically, "one who tries" or "i
tempts"-in other words, an adv~
turer. "Adventurer," too, is a word
that has lost respe,ctability, but not U
far as "pirate," which acquired its
special sense at least 2,000 years agi
"Peirates" and the Latin "plrata" ar
known only in this sense, Cicero d
fines the pirate as the common eneU
The Raven in Folklore.
R. Boswell Smith, an Engllishalm
has recently made an exhaustive stO
of the place of the raven in ollkloit
in religious legends and in literath
It is a curious commentary on t
people of some Christian nations t
they should hold the raven in ablb
rence when the legends, and in sN0
cases the authentic histories of *
church, tell them that the bird whii
th!:ey shuin was the companion ofa8d
en or so saints and martyrs WA
gained rather than lost in sanedt
from the comranionship.
Perhaps Plain Old Meat, Potatoes
Bread may Be Against You for
A change to the right kind of
can lift one from a sick bed. A
in Welden, Ill., says:
"Last Spring I becamne bed-fast
severe stomach trouble accomPUl
uy sick headacihe. I got worse aU
worse until I became so low I cte
scarcely retain any f;od at all,
though I tried every kind. I had'
come completely discouraged, had 8
cn up all hope and thought I [email protected]
doomed to starve to death, till 00
day my husband trying to find s0
thing I could retain brought hb
"To my surprise the food agT
with me. digested perfectly and w1
out distress. I began to gain streil
at once, my flesh (which had b0
flabby) grew firmer, my health ig
proved in every way and every I,
and in a very few weeks I gained
pounds in weight. I liked Grape-'N
so well that for 4 months I ate
other food, and always felt as welli"
isfied after eating as if I had sat 6
to a fine banquet.
"I had no return of the miserfS
slick 'stomach nor of the head5c
that I used to have when I ate ..
food. I am now a well woman, _40
all my own work again, and feel
life is worth living. .
"Grape-Nuts food has been a
sena to my family; it surely a
life ar.d my two little boys have
en on it wonderfully." Name ,
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mlc. h
There's a reason.
Get the little book, "The I,d
Wellville," is each pkg.
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