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C. P. VAHDI7EB, Editor and Pitjnetcr. KEYTZSV1LXS, - MISSOURI. Kiso GtoKOOS of Greece can reply to his enemy, the sultan, that dur ing the earthquake season the Turk ish throne Is quite as shaky as his own. A C-LirosxiA policeman has fallen heir to a vast fortune and has be come a counL There mast be a ! grand flutter among the housemaids . along: his beaL Ecoxoxr Is a rood thlag. bat like other rood things It should be vsed economically. Indulgence la econo my may become so prodigal as t ImpoTerlsh the economist. CnrxA wants $75,000,000 fer the proper celebration of the sixtieth birthday of her empress dowager. They must intend baying cannon crackers Instead of saval 1 ones. r Ix two New York beer saloons the ashes of two cremated beer drinkers are contained In crystal bottles. There is something peculiarly sig nificant in these knights of the bottle returning alter death, and the Tlctlm ef the paronomasia habit will no doubt find something profit able to say about bier and beer. Tbx shah of Persia, who is to years of age the father of eighteen children and who has wlrs to selL so to speak, recently took on an other consoler, and the affairs of the empire were brought to a stand-still while the giddy old gentleman whooped up nuptials such as the Orient has not seen since the days of Lai la Hooka. VAX named Leonard, who claims to hare la Ten ted a bullet-proof shield, had it tested In Brooklyn lately. On that occasion be were it himself, and a 45-callber bullet from a Winchester rifle failed to pierce IL Mr. Leonard says that his la rention Is chiefly intended for armor ing ships, and Judging from the ease with which projectiles are smashing armor plates, something of this kind is Deeded. Japax Is apparently la Oerea to stay. She refuses either to neutral ize the ports or to withdraw, her troops, despite Chlnose bluster and the polite de pre cat ons of the Eu ropean diplomats. According to present appearances there will be considerable reduction In the number of the Mongolian race before Tery long, and a llrely demand for the superior lethal weapons aad muni tions of war manufactured by the barbarous Caucasians. A stat of proceedings has been granted In faror of Eras t us Wlman. who was recently convicted of forgery and sentenced to the penitentiary by a New York court. The effect of this stay will be that Mr. Wlmaa will stay out of jail, though his con viction was strictly legal, and the sentenoe generally approred by the public His attorneys have not yet entered a pleaof Insanity In his ease, but may yet do so If the engine of justice caa't be derailed without it Tub czar's method of determining whether or not the path of the royal train is beset with bombs Is excellent In its way. A trusty subject Is sent ahead on a henry tricycle to exploit If the czar's engineer obserres a rain of falthlal subject, accompanied by an occasional spoke anfra;menU of pneumatic tire, he knvws that some thing Is tie matter and shuts off steam. It le a great scheme, and while apt to thin out the populace, is promotion ct the longevity that is a fad with the cxar. Hiss I'raxcis Wiixard advocates bicycling with all the enthusiasm of a recent convert This enthusiasm is one of the sinfular developments of the cycling erase. . Let the bit terest enemy of the whirling wheel once bestride It. if onlj for a dis tance of 100 yards, and he Instantly becomes a fanatical, bigoted and un reasoning advocate of Cycling as against all other sports mhaterer. ' The conrersatlon of Sanl oi Tarsus becomes a very commonplace, affair when compared with the enthusiasm for wheeling displayed by met, who once favored cspltal punishment for any person who rode a bicycle. The steamship companies ' ate placing the cost of a voyage frotj the continental ports to New York within the reach of the pauper classes of Europe and a great many are taking advantage of It Nine dollars now charged from the Mersey to New York Includes not only the usual outfit of bedding but the cos t of a railway ticket from London to Liverpool. The same excellent terms are made for passage from the south and southwest of England and South Wales. It Is the time for the poor and oppressed to come to us In swarms and It will be necessary for the authorities to keep a sharp look out for them. A max In New Jersey got so filled with electricity that he could only be relieved bv being 'attached to a grouad wire. Jersey lightning has been of record before, but It was not known that It could be managed in this way. Ix yachting In British waters against the prince of Wales. George Gould was out of his element lie should challenge the prince to a friendly bout in Missouri Pacifio or other fields with wnlch he is more acalliar. CHINAMEN IN THE SEA. JAPANESE . SINK A VESSEL. CHINESE The OrM-CkliMWipM E hr(llo Aihbm a Meet Sertea rbaee War rtepets Good r eras p least V1U Be Interested. SHAxexAl. Jnly 31. The following is the latest Chinese version or the sinking of the troop ship Kow Shung, chartered by China from the China Merchants' Trading and Steamship company: When the Kow Shung was overhauled by the Japanese cruiser, the latter sent a boat alongside the transport, with a prize crew, to convey her to Japan. The Jspanese boarded her and ordered her commander. Captain Galsworthy, an Englishman, to proceed to Japan. The captain re fused to obey this order,' and the Japanese withdrew to report to the commander of their cruiser. The lat ter then opened fire on the transport, uslm? the machine cans mounted in the top of the Japanese ship. This fire waa so well directed, inai it soon cleared the Kow Shuns-'a decks. The cruiser then discharged two torpedoes at the transport, sinking her and drowning nearly all of the 2,000 souls oo board. Colonel von Hanneken. a German, formerlv the viceroy's aide de camp. and a number of other foreign officers were among those killed by the fire from the tope oi the cruiser before the torpedoes were discharged. . The effect of the explosion o2 the torpedoes is said to have been terrific Gaping holes large enough to pull a boat through were torn In the steam- era aide and through these apertures the waters rushed, drowning between decks those who did not leap over board. A large Chinese army crossed the northwestern frontier of Cores July S3, and Is marching down the penin anla. A second annv la belncr hastilr equipped to follow the first army into Core a. No details have been received of the battle which is said to have taken place at Asan between the Chinese an4 Japanese forces. It Is reported that several Chinese steamers hare been captured and a number of others destroyed at Taku by Japanese cruisers. Steamers often wait a week at Taku before they are able to cross the bar, and It is said there was quite a fleet of Chinese steamships off of Taku when they were surprised by the Japanese war ships and either captured or sunk. Torpedoes have now been placed In the Shaweishan channel of the Yang Tse Kianjr river. In order to compel vessels to pass within easy range of the Woo bung forts, Yokohama, July 3a An imperial edict has been Issued calling out the army and navy reserves and ordering them to report forthwith at their re SDectlve headauarters. At Tokio the conviction la grow ing in official circles that the Chinese negotiations are aimplv a pretext to gain time in order to allow China to concentrate her forces for the purpose of a combined attack upon the Japan ese. ISkbxxx, Jnly SI. China has ordered four torpedo boats of German firms Lokdox. July SI. The news that the Kow Shung waa firing the British flag was received with great aatisfae- f action at the Chiuese legation, where it was predicted that the sinking of the steamer by a Japanese cruiser would give an entirely fresh -urn to the Corean affair. It was said that Great Britain and Germany were bound to notice this breach of neu trality. . The Japaaeso Version. Yokohama, Aug. 1. The following official statement of the difficulties between China and Japan, which led to the outbreak of hostilities between those countries, has been Issued by the Jspanese government; . Japan and China were approaching a settlement of their difficulties when China suddenly requested Japan to withdraw her fleet from Corca and to give a formal compliance with the Chinese demands by the 20th. other wise the whole Chinese forces wcrb to land, and a sea advance upon the part of China was to bj made. The Japanese regarded this as an ultimatum, but, acting under the advice of the friendly pow ers, they s greed to proposals in prin ciple. In amended form, at the same time declaring that if threatened Chinese advance was made on the SOth it would be regarded as an overt act. It Is conjectured that the Japanese naval commanders were Instructed to be on the watch for the Chinese war ships and. seeing the latter advancing on Jnly ST, thjy opened fire. The Japanese do not believe that the Kow Shung, the Chinese trans port sunk by a Japanese cruiser, was flying the British flag, but was using the flag as a ruse. They indignantly deny the charges of brutality brought against the officers and crew of the cruiser which sunk the Chinese trans port Kow Shung. No official report cas been received at Yokohama of this engagement Aaotber EagacesaoiiL Tid-Tsix, Aug. 1. A naval battle waa fought Monday between the hlneso and Japanese fleets. The n pane so aank the Chinese warship Cen Yuen, and two large cruisers, supposed to be the vessels built for Cha by the Armstrongs, were cap ture! or destroyed by the Japanese. Th battle was hotly contested, but the Japanese appear to have handled their guns, ships and tor pedoes with more skill than the Chinese. The Calaese fleet engaged carries nearly a thousand men, and a large number ot them are reported to hare been killed or drowned. Th DrMtk Broke. Kavsas Crrr, Ma, July 31. Re ports from all sections indicate more or less rain daring the past forty eight hours which breaks the drouth in the West In some localities the corn crop waa so badly injured that little benefit will result. from the rain. Death ef J. It Braee ef Emparli, Kaas, Emporia, Kan.. July 30. Fridav evening Judge Combs found Attorney J. F. Bruce lying in his law office here in an unconscious condition. lie was taken to his residence, but fsiled grad ually till Saturday when he died. CONGRESSIONAL. Jslf tl la tae ssorstae hour la the senste lb conference report ef the tajislatlre. es Kutlve sad lodlclnl appropriation bill was screed to. Mr. Allen presented a resolution Sirectln- the nttoraey leneral te transmit t e the senate roll copies of all correspond ace telexrsDalo sad oiaerwtao. wnlch ptiml e isreea tb department of Jostle and taa rail roads eeateria' la Cbtenro from Jon 1 to the resent lima. Be asked Immediate to 01 Id em tio, bat Mr. Piatt objected, and It went ever. Mr. Vest, la the absence of Mr. Voorhee. :batrmea ef the finance com ml tie who Is ill. 91 led P the conference report ca the tariff MU Be Immediately Yielded to Ma Coke of reiaa. who secured the passe, by aaaat bobs consent, of a bill ran tint to the Araan raa. Texas aad Mexican rail war company rUchtofwsr throuzh the Indian territory. Ms Caffrey ef Louis lass flslahed his speech bezaa yesterday, alter which the senate adjourned. In the bone the conference report oa the lecUlatlve. eiecntlve sod Judicial appropria tion bill was laid before the boas aad care ria te considerable dissuasion, principally oa the clans striae the commlanloner of pen sions s-asoo (s compromise between the Ijjo, Xu of the boose sad MV 0 ct the senate) for siskins- special e a ruinations The report waa agreed to. At S:06 the boose adjourned. Jnly M Senator VUss replied to the speech pt Senator Ooraxaa arelnst the president. Mr. Vila refuted the charts mad la Mr. Gor man s speech aad spoke for two hours ta via. alcetloa of the president's course in relsttoa to the tariff blllad as a pubUo man A mo tion by Me Hill that the senate recede from Its amendments p lac la a dnty ot 40 cents a loa oa coal and Iron was voted on and de feated, by a vote of S to S aad S to Si The senate adjourned July rr. The senate grants the requestor the boose for further consideration of the tariff bill by conference, without Instructing the conferees At fcta o'clock the scasle s4 Journed till Monday. There was sot s quorum ot the members la the bouse st say time, and all the business was transacted by unanimous consent At S o'clock a recess was tskea until s o'clock, the s renin session to be devoted to prlvste bllla July ta la the boose to-dsy a number ot prlvste bills were passed which had been acted upon st last nlfht s session A Joint resolution wss adopted still further extend ing the spproprlstlons for Wl ontll August li. snd st Z:tJ p. m the bouse adjooiaed to Moadsy. July Mi la the senste to-dsy Vice Presi dent Stevenson presided. The bill approprt sun ll.au.ouu for the exterm'natlon of the Kusslaa thistle was sent back for second con ference. The bouse Joint resolution further extendlnr the spproprlstlons until A artist It was passed The senste adjourned st 4 :4 p. ra Kerood the passage ot a few unimportant bills by unanimous content notatnr was done by the boose. Mr Boutelle offered a reolu lioa coosratuiannr snd recoznlxlng the Hawaiian republic, bat oa a point of order It was referred to the committee on foreign affairs lhe house sdjourned st3:l July SL The only feature of interest la the senate proceedings to-dsy wss the discussion oa the site for a new covernmeat prlattnr office. which eame up durln the consideration of the sundry civil bill The general aescteacy so propriatlon bill was reported to the senate sad placed oa the calendar, as wss also the bouse bill to provide a uniform sys tem of bankruptcy. The report of the confer ence committee on the Indian appropriation bill was adopted. Asreemeat was baa oa some of the seaste amendments and dlaacree ment ea others, and the bill wss sent back to conference. At S:eJ the senste sdjourned. The session ot the house to-dsy wss brief. Much of the time was spent la the dlscussloa of theseaate amendment to the a rl cult oral bill appropriating tl.ouO.JOJ to the extermina tion of the KossUn thistle la the Northwest. The bouse Instructed the cohferrees te fur ther Insist oa its disagreement to this amend meat ILLINOIS TROOPS RECALLED. Tare Connpaate Left te Protect F-UW aaaa Ao Troabl Expected There. Chicago, July 31. Mayor Hopkins wired Governor Altgeld at noon to day asking him to recall eight com- ? antes of the First regiment, L X. O. 'his order removes three of the six companies now at Pullman and leavea but one company on the Illinois Cen tral tracks, that at East Hammond. The action on the part of the mayor waa the result of conference be tween him. Vice President Wlckessnd Adjutant General Orendorff of the 111! nois national guard. Vice President Wickes did not expect trouble, stating thst the company was making no ef fort to aecure new men and that he expected the old employes to eventu ally return to their places. Lather C. C hall las Dead. Atchisox, Kan., July SS. Luther C Challlss died here last night at 0 o'clock. lie came to Atchison in 1S55 and was a member of the first terri torial oounciL Tie secured the char ter for the Atchison and Pikes' Peak railroad, now the Central Branch, and was its first president, owning all the stock. He was also one of the builders of the Atchison and SL Joe railroad, the extension of the Hanni bal and SL Joe railroad from SL Joe to Atchison. In ISO he went to New York and became an operator on Wall streeL At one time he had on deposit 8060,000. but the tide turned against him and he died a poor man. He re turned to Atchison in 1878. He edited the Champion after the death of Gov ernor John A. Martin. Rev. Dlxoa a I'rophet of EvlL New York. July 3L Rev. Thomas Dixon spoke yesterday morning In Association hall on the "Coming Strike. Among things he said: "The outlook for the Immediate future is one of suffering and oppression. The capitalists will surely retaliate on the workingman. They will triumph In their strength. Yet they should not Imagine that they are safe from future violence. Another strike is bound to come. It will effect every industry and paralyze the world. I predict that a fearful struggle will occur in the near future. Job A. Marray Died of Yellow Fever. Toptjca. Julv SI. John A. Murray, the reputed author of the prohibitory act which bears bis nam. died Sunday forenoon of yellow fever at Itueva Tope k a, state of Oaxa- ca, Mexico. He waa at the head of a colony of Kansas men who had ob tained a large grant or land on tho Panaleanan river and waa nracrel In - f i o o coflee raising. Oalr Cash Will Do Baslaest. Excelsior Srsixos, Ma. July 31. Beginning August 1 this city will be commercially on a new business basis. A few of the merchants have already adopted the cash system and at this time several of the others will do like wise. The old credit system which has been in vogue here since the city was founded, will be at an end. A Meteor rails la California. Sax Rafael, CaL, July 3a At 7:30 o'clock last night .what eppeared to be a meteor fell slowly in- the sky nesr here. The body .was large and luminous. The meteor was observed from many other places in the Central and Northern parts of the state. A Bis: "tors la tho E-oc. Maschuttr. X. II., Jnly 31. From 5 o'clock yesterday evening until this morning this city waa entirely cut off from the outside world by telegraph i a result or the most disastrous storm that has vWted this section In years. BOLD BANK ROBBEKS. CHANDLER. OK., THE SCENE OP THE RAID. Little Booty Seen red A Lively Earoea ter Between Baadlta aad Cltlaeas One Cttlsea Deal aad a Baadlt noaded Is tho Basalt, Guthrie, 01c. Aug. 1. The little city of Chandler, forty miles east of here, was Monday the scene of one of the hottest bank robberies In the his tory of the territory, the particulars of which reached here at a late hour last nlghL About 10 o'clock five men rode Into the town dressed as cow boys and armed to the teeth, and pro ceeded at once to the alley In the rear of the Lincoln county bank. All of the men dismounted, one held the horses, one entered the front door of the bank and two the back door, while one remained guard outside, the first man to enter stepped up to the teller a window and ahoving a ! Winchester Into the face of Harvey Kee. president ox the bank, ordered him "to shell out the cash and be quick about IL too. The second bandit took care of the cashier. U. B. Kee, who was at work on the books, while the third went Into a back room and compelled IrB. Hoy t, who was lying verv sick, to get up and open the safe, lie attempted to comply, but fell exhausted in front of the safe door, and the robber then snapped hia Winchester in his face, but luckily It did not go off. By this time firing was heard on the outside and the men seized all the currency on the counters, about $300, and rsn. The first man to give the alarm waa J. B. Mitchell, a barber. He saw the men In the bank and cried out: "The Dal ton gang la in town" and started into his shop but fell dead In the doorway, pel reed through the heart by a bullet from the Winches ter of the bandit on guard outside the bank. A moment later the robbers mount ed their horses and rode away. A ball from a citizen's rifle brought down one horse.but the rider mounted behind a pal, and just out of town, as another horse waa shot, two farmers were robbed of their horses and the five rode on. In ten minutes Sheriff Parker waa in hot pursuiL About ten miles out the bandits made a stand and a battle ensued, in which several hundred shots were fired, and one bandit shot through the hips and captured, the rest of the gang acattering in the timber. The wounded robber ia but 20 years old and gives his name as Elmer Lucas. He sars the others were Bill and Tom Cook. Jack Starr and Tulsa Jack, who loined the gang in the Creek country but a week ago. They had been around Chandler several daya getting the lay of the land. The robbers are now in the mountains of the Creek country and there is but little hope of capturing any more of them. The wounded rob ber will live. Mitchell, the citizen shot, was 53 years old, and leaves a wife and two children in poor circum stances. The Kansas Cora Crop. Topxka, Kan., Aug. 1. The Kan sas weekly weather bulletin shows that no rain fell in Kansas last' week except a few very light showers. The corn crop has not been hurt in about twenty counties In the eastern part of the state. In all the others it has been hurt; In some very slightly. In others it has been almost entirely de stroyed. - Crop Fall a r la Colorado. Dexter, CoL, Au g. L Dispatches from six counties in Eastern Colorado, along the Kansas and Nebraska lines report that owing to the hot winds the crops will be a total failure. Many farmers are leaving In search of em ployment and many more would go If they could get away. Great suffering and hardships will surely result as the crop was very light last year. Iowa Droag-ht Broken. Des Modtes, Iowa, Aug. L Light local showers occurred throughout Northwest Iowa this morning. Car roll reports L73 Inches, Des Moines .03. The conditions arj favorable for more rain soon. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Aug. 1. The drought waa broken in this section by a heavy rain to-day. Saata Tfe Strike Bimor Dealest, Kaxsas Crrr, Mo., Jnly 30. II. U. Mndge of Topeka, general superinten dent of the Santa Fe railway, to-day denied the reports of a probable strike on the Santa Fe because of new con tracts with labor organizations. Mr. Mndge said that no demand that the men sign agreements denouncing labor organizations had been made by the company or will be made, and that statements to the contrary are circu lated by strikers to cause discontent among the men. It was thought at one time, he said, that the companny would quit dealing with labor organ izations, but the men generally stood by the company so well during the labor troubles, that to make radical changea now would be ungrateful and unjusL Basslaa Thistles la K a aaaa. TorEKA, Kan., July 28. It is re ported at the state agricultural de partment that the Russisn thistle, the pest for the extermination of which congress has been asked to appropri ate f 1,000.000. haa made its appear ance in Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips and Logan counties. It is quite likely that the state board of agriculture will at Its next meetins take some steps to prevent the further spread of the foreign visitor. A Kepabticaa Caaeas. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Jnly 20. The Republican state central commit tee will reach here August 14. the day before the state convention convenes. The object Is to do some preliminary work. In other words, it is to be a caucus of the leaders of the party. Hawaii Is 'osr a Bepablle. Sax FBASCisco,July 30. The steam ship Australia arrived yesterday, six and one-half days fromllonolnlu, bring ing advices to July 2L Peace prevails throughout Uawaii, and the new gov ernment appears to be firmly established. DEBS MADE A SPEECH. Be Addressed a Largo . Aadloaoo at Terr Haate. Txrsx Haute, Ind., Jnly 31. Packed like sardines were the people who listened to President Debs, of the A. R. U., In the opera house Saturday nighL The theater never held such a crowd, and hundreds were turned away. Many ladies were presenL Debs was enthusiastically received. He said: Thia waa a crisis brought about first by the inhuman cruelty and oppression of Pullman toward his employes; secondly, by the railway deciding to stand by Pullman In his oppression; third, by an understand ing among the railway managers that it was necessary to crush the railway union. Debs then said that he had always been in favor of arbitration and op posed to strikes until the gauntlet was thrown down and an effort made to crush organized labor and there was a time when not to strike meant degradation and dishonor, and this was that time. He made quite a lengthy address and was vociferously applauded. The labor leader did not admit de feat, but on the contrary he declared that the war against Pullman would be carried to the bitter end. He said further that so far as he was con cerned this was the last strike in which he should engage and that hereafter he would fight out the bat tle along political lines, appealing to the ballot for restitution of the la borers rights. THEY STAYED THEIR HANDS. Ur. He Bride Explains Why There TV as No General Strike. Massillox, Ohio, Jnly 30. John Mc- Bride, president of the United Mine Workers, says that the Chicago trou ble is over for the present at least,but "simply because the heads of labor organizations of this country refused to call out their men. "We knew," he said, 'that to caU out 150,000 men in Chicago and 1,000, 000 elsewhere meant a terrific clash, civil war and perhaps revolution. We stayed our hands in the interests of peace. "I think we are nearlng a socialistic condition, when the individual will be the charge of the state. 'I would not be surprised to see be fore the next year such a union be tween the American Federation of Labor and other organizations and the People's party as would lead to politi cal success. 44There never would have been any strike outside of Pullman had it not been for the action of the general managers. . "Debs' idea at the outset was to de clare a boycott on Pullman cars and urge the public to keep out of them. The managers declared a war of ex termination upon the American Rail way Union, and the latter, to main tain its own existence, was obliged to resort to the strike. For a National Arbitration Board. WAsnntOTOX, July 3L Representa tive Erdman of Pennsylvania has re ported to the house from the committee on labor the . Springer bill for a national board of arbitration. He says that the committee believes a permanent board will be more effective in the settlement of disputes than would a special board created in each case. The bill does not assume to compel arbitration where neither party to the controversy is willing to submit the case; no new penalties are im posed by it, and no new rights or priv ileges granted. Deb Granted en Appeal. Chicago, July 3a President Debs and the American Railway union leaders have been granted an appeal to the United States court of appeals in the chancery proceedings in the United States circuit court. The ap- Kal was granted by Judge Woods at dlanapolis and the order was re ceived by mail to-aay. The appeal will stop proceedings in the circuit court under the bill filed July 2 on be half of the railroads, but it leaves the injunction in force and does not inter fere with the contempt proceedings against Debs and his associates. The Saata Fe aad Its Employee. Topeka, Kan., July 31. General Su perintendent Mudge, of the Santa Fe, denies the report that a strike is con templated by employes of that road on account of a proposed abrogation of existing contracts with engineer, conductors and firemen. He says: The statement is annoying, but it wTl do us no harm, because all the chair men of all the , orders in question un derstand there is no truth in iL It is simply the A. R. U. making a last ef fort to stir up a row." CaUToraia Shaken by aa Earthqaake Los Axgeleb, CaL, July 31. This city was shaken by an earthquake Sun day evening at 9:11 o'clock. The direction was from the north, east to southwest, though most of -the movement was more of upheaving than of nndula tory character. It Is described as a short shock, but not doing damage. At Santa Monico and San Pedro a tidal wave was looked for by the timorous, but no indication of one was noticeable. Missouri Delegate Appointed. Jepfersox Citt, Mo., Aug. 1. In the International irrigation conven tion to be held In Denver September 3 Missouri Is entitled to be repre sented by two delegates, and they were appointed by Governor btone. They are: John M. Nuckols, Jr., managing editor of the Kansas City Times, and Clarence E. Ed words, man aging editor of the Kansas City Jour nal. ' Cyclone la Oklahoma. Els Rexo, Ok., Aug. 1. News from El Reno report a terrific cyclone visited Watonga,county seat of Blaine county, last night, destroying many buildings, ruining crops and injuring a great many persons. The town was badly wrecked. ! Aa Old Soldier Killed. LtATEXWORTn, Kan., Jnly 30. Da vid Hasser, a veteran who recently left the Soldiers' - home to earn his living, fell from the window of his boarding house in Leavenworth yes terday morning and was instantlr killed. MKWa fs OTC5, The Massachusetts Republican state convention naa neen set xor uctooer o. i Misses Katie' and Stella Whtbm were poisoned at SL Soseph by eating sausaire. I A disastrous conflagration has de stroyed 2,000 houses at Cottel, a town In Bulgaria. : Oliphant train robbers, Is on trial at Newport, Ark. The official report says 120,000 peo ple died of the plague in the Canton, f China, districL -I They say there Is big stealing going on in the digging of Chicago's big- drainage canaL The Japs on the Pacific coast are raising money to help carry on the war against China. The steamer Ttathfinder ran down s schooner in the Detroit river and four people were drowned. The interstate conference of the xirei u Aureausu are oomuiz s session near is evaaa, Aia At Abilene. Kan.. Mrs. Laura frill am. r . av a sa a pie Fry died Saturday . evening. She was a cousin of James G. Blaine. The Caldwell county annual Sunday school convention will be held at Breckinridge, Ma, August 17 and IS. A woman in Indiana has just mar ried for the eleventh time. She has . bad a checkered matrimonial career. Kansas City, Ma, is infested with a cantr of housebreakers. The. rtolica seem unable to apprehend the crimi nals. Congressman D. D. Aitken was unan imously renominated for congress by the convention of the Sixth Michigan districL Cattlemen of the Great Bend coun try in Western Texas report the wholesale stealing of cattle and other livestock. Mayo college, the leading . educa tional institution of North Texas, in Delta county, has been destroye d by fire. Loss, 5100,000. An old colored woman of ' Terra Haute, Ind., confessed on her death bed that she killed Henry Shade at his wife's instigation. many unicago militiamen nave lost their positions on account of their ab sence from business dnriner militarv duty at the late strike. The city council of Princeton, HL, has caused a warrant to Issue for the mayor, T. B. Jack, for alleged illegal payment of policemen. t. Pa., who was almost totally blind for a number of years, has had her sight suddenly restored by prayer. The Arkansas campaign will be made together by the three candi dates for governor General Clarke, A. L. Remmel and D. E. Barker. ' Hon. Julias C Burrows has been unanimously renominated for congress for the Seventh Michigan districL The nomination was by a rising vote. The London market reports money still in unprecedented abundance. It is estimated that the open market controls nearly 8,000,000 sterling. : . ' The railroads have begun - action against the city of Chicago for dam age to property . during the strike. The amount of damage is not all stated. At a joint meeting of . the county committees of the Democratic and Populist parties at Springfield, Ma, it was determined to "fuse" on a county tickeL The Populists of the Thirty-seventh district of Shawnee county, Kansas, nominated F. A. Kiene, of Dover township, as their candidate for mem ber of the legislature. At Fort Wayne, Ind., S. F. Bowser it Ca's oil tank works, one of the largest manufacturing plants of Fort Wayne, was totally destroyed by fire. The total loss is $60,000. At Ashland, Pa., one of a nest of six boilers at Lehigh Valley colliery sT a V sj - a . a t.Ttlf jxat expioaea, insianuy Killing one man and severely injuring three others, two of whom have since died. Mall advices have been received at Washington from Minister Willis at Honolulu detailing the facts attend ing the inauguration of the new re- ftti Vl i vf H.vsll en1 ifm trwntf Engineer Fancher, of the Iron Mountalu road who mysteriously dis appeared last June, from Little Rock, Ark., leaving a wife and four chil dren, has been found. He is In an in sane asylum at New Orleans. The general lines of road in the Wisconsin forest fire district report the danger past, and the fires subdued to where they will not cause further, damage. There are occasional fires,, Vsn 4 -tnjnY h ti Af s-traas V ea sjssva ' vue mv duvu snug syw uv usst i ss The inhabitants - of the southern jMit vt, wiuiauu u,i aoacu mo swita veterinary board to ; establish a quar antine against sheep from New Mex ico and Texas. It is claimed that these sheep bring scab into Colorado. The strike among the stevedores at Gladstone, Mich., was ended by the men abandoning the A. R. U., and turning over their cards of member ship to Superintendent Kelly. Some of the more turbulent of the leaders were not permitted to return to work. . The state troops are withdrawing from the field in Northern California. The several companies of the Fifth regiment and of the Second artillery regiment have vacated Oakland. They left behind, however, a military guard of about 100 men to preserve order in the railroad yards. rrt T ! a ? i -a has arrived at New York from Alexandria, Eirypt, with a full cargo of Egyptian sugar. The importation of sugar has assumed gigantic pro portions, it being bronght to this port from almost all quarters ox the globe, in anticipation of its being subject to dnty by the provisions of the Wilson bilL Coxejlte Appeal for Aid. WASHnroTOX, July 31. The bodies of men styling themselves the ''In dustrial Army," in camp at Roslyn, Ya., opposite Washington, find them selves in bad straits, have issued an appeal to the public for aid. The ap peal recites the sufferings of the men IU lUUrUCTIUM UlbUCI BUV4 , VUO UUJCVK of coming here, and announces that while "at war with hunger wretched ness and despair. thev nrooose to stay here unless forcibly removed until their demands are granted. Upward of 2,000 men are camped at Washington snd vicinity, and others are arriving daily.