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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL.
PART TWO. NORFOLK , NtiWUSKA , FRIDAY , , ! ULY ' 21 , WU3. PAGES 9 TO 12 , Lebanon's Business District is Gutted. FLAMES CAME AT MIDNIGHT. .Half Million Dollar Fire In Packing Plant at Chicago Sixty Thousand Cases of Salmon Go Up In Flames Today. Lebanon , Nob. , July 24. Special to The News : A good shnro of the business district of this town was iSitted by llamos nt midnight. The loss will reach ? 20,000 , partially In sured. The principal losers are the hotel Eakin , BldwellWcstnnd Jolly & Co. _ _ Half Millon Dollar Loss. Chicago , July 21. Special to The News : The Omaha packing plant was partially burned this morning. The loss amounts to $500,000. Six teen million pounds of pork were burned. The refining plant and an eight story ware house were totally destroyed. Sixty Thousand Cases of Salmon. Seattle , July 21. Special to The News : The Kenal salmon cannery burned this morning. About 00,000 cases of salmon were lost. SHERIFF FOOLS THE CROWD. Jett and White Taken to Cynthlana by a huse , Lexington , Ky. , July 24. Curtis Jett and Thomas White , indicted tor the minder or J. b. Marcum at Jack- eon. who have been In Jail hero for Datekeeping , weio quietly spirited away tiom the Pujctte county Jail at 6:45 a. in. , put 011 the Louisville and .Nashville train and tak j to Cynthl- /ana , where they are to be tried by Judce Osborno July 27. They were taken by Sheriff Lash and his deputy under an order ot the circuit court and only the Jailer and the officials knew of the movement. The arrangement announced several days ago to bring troops hero and take them Saturday morning now turns out to have been a ruse to avoid excitement. Both men were calm. Captain Ewen will go to Cynthlana Sunday to testify against Jett and White. COLLISION AT SEDAHA. Missouri Pacific Express Crashes Into Accommodation Train. Sedalia , Mo. , July 24. An open awitch caused the Missouri Pacific fast expiess train to collide with the rear end of an accommodation train in the yards Just east of the depot. The forward coach of the accommoda tion train was telescoped by the bag gage and express car In front of It. The injured : Julius H 'jol , Holland , la. , ribs fractured , Internal Injuries , serious ; J. E. Ewlng , Lament , Mo. , leg and arm injured ; Velma hall , aged two years , of Lament , contusions on body and limbs ; Miss Ruby Mercer of Sedalia , face lacerated. Negroes Try to Lynch Negro. St. Louis , July 24. A mob made a desperate but unsuccessful effort to lynch John Davis , a negro who had Just shot and killed his wife. The shooting attracted two policemen , who arrested Davis. The officers took their prisoner to the street corner patrol box and had sent in a call , when a mou of nearly 100 negroes rushed upon them. "Lynch him , " shouted a ne gro In the crowd , and the cry was taken up as the mob surrounded the officers and prisoners. Davis crouched to the ground nnd begged the officers for protection. The officers drew their revolvers and began using them as clubs , knocking several members of the n.ob senseless. Additional officers arrived and the mob was put to rout and Davis was taken to Jail In safety. Kills Woman and Himself. Bucyrus , O. , July 24 , Charles Kent hot and killed Mrs. Lou Rensell , shot John Sawyer and then killed himself. The shooting took place at the Ronscll saloon. Kent was the bartender and some time ago eloped with Mrs. Ren- sell to California. Recently they re turned horo. While Mrs. Rensell was entertaining Sawyer , Kent secured a revolver and entered the room. Ho Bhot Mrs. Rensell twice , the woman dying almost Instantly. One of the shots penetrated the arm of Sawyer , who was only slightly injured. Kent , thinking he bad killed both , placed the revolver to his head and blow out bis brains. Teamsters Qlvt Up Fight. Chicago , July 24 Rebuked for violating lating ito agreement by the very 'unions it was trying to old , and under public criticism for lawless methods , the teamsters' union abandoned Ha ptrlktt against the Kellogg Switchboard and Electrical Supply company. The unconditional surrender of the teams ters seems to avert all possibility of a general labor war In Chicago , Dies In Chair of Dent let. Hastings , Neb. , July 24 , Mrs. Koran Blue of Junlata died In Hastings while having her tooth extracted In Dr. I. A. George's dental office. Dr. Schaufelberger administered chloro form and ten or fifteen teeth had been removed when she rallied sufficiently to fl'-tso and expectorate. She then sank back and died. PATER30N SORELY STRICKEN. Many Made Homeless by a Cyclone Which Sweeps Over the City. Pntersou , N. J. , July 24. Mayor John Hlnchcllffo called together the leading citizens of Paterson to de vise ways and means of providing re lief for the people moat sorely stricken by the tornado which wiought death and devastation In this city. Two thousand began clearing the wreck age strewn In the streets by the storm. In summing up the tornado's work Paterson counts three dead , 1 , . 000 Injured , fifty families made homeless - less and a property loss of $200,000. The tornado mowed n path of de struction 4UO foot wide , from the cast to the west of the city. About 200 persons are under treatment nt the hospital. It Is expected most will re cover. PLAGUE ATTACKS ARMY , 600 Brazilians are Already Dead and 400 are Very Sick From the Fever. Rlo-de-Jenerio , July 24. Special to The News : The Drazlllan army has boon attacked with acre fever plague and COO soldiers are already dead. Four hundred are sick. " SOUFRIERE IS AGAIN ACTIVE. Electrlflcal Clouds , Earthquakes and Low , Rumbling Sounds. Kingstown , Isle of St. Vincent , July 24. The Soufrlero volcano has been slightly agitated since July 1 , omit ting puffs Intermittently , which cause electrllled clouds and low rumblings. A severe earthquake shock was felt , accompanied by a subterranean sound of cracking , which shook the build ings hero and throw the people Into a state of consternation , fearing that a disastrous phenomenon would fol low this earthquake similar to that of July 17 , 1902 , which preceded the eruption of Sept. 3 , 1902. FOUR LOSE LIVES IN WATER. Two Women and Two Children Drowned In Canal. Seattle , Wash. , July 24. Mrs. Ella Smith of Homa Hoina , her two little daughters and Mrs. Lena Bradford of Seattle were drowned In the Hood canal at the foot of the Olympic mountains. The children got out of their depth , their mother went to their rescue , followed by Mrs. Bradford , who plunged into the water and made a heroic effort to save the drowning woman and child. Her strength proved unequal to the task and all four wcro drowned. Tornado at Tombstone. Tucson , Ariz. , July 24. A torrlflo tornado visited Tombstone and Fair banks last night and although details are meager , It is thought that many who were caught In the path of the storm must have perished. Wires are all down. The storm , which broke at 8 o'clock , was accompanied by a cloud burst. The wind did great damage , unroofing houses and tearing up trees. Hardly had It subsided when water came down the canon and Fairbanks was under six feet of water. The In habitants fled to the hills. In the valley and above Fairbanks several ranch houses are known to have been demolished. Pleasure Yacht Has Close Call. New York. July 24. Adrift In Hell- gate , with nro In her hold , smoke en veloping her Btern , and her whistle blowing the signal of distress , Selah U. van * Duser's big steam yacht , the Wana , was swept perilously near the Astoria shore. Mr. Van Duser , with his wife and two daughters and two women guests were on board at the time. The officers and men were un able to direct her course , but together with the aid of a tug. they were able to pump several streams of water Into the hold and extinguish the lames. The yacht was considerably damaged. Fatal Accident at Anaconda. Anaconda , Mont. , July 24. While a gang of twenty men were hoisting a Leovy piece of sheet Iron at the new smelting works , the structural steel Inside the lluo gave way and the walls bulged , burying the entire gang In the debris. E. E. Joss woa killed , his bead being severed from bis body , and Hans Anensen was fatally Injured. Several others were slightly hurt. More Indictments Agalnot Drigg * . Now York. July 24. Among the In- dictmenta handaid up by the federal grand jury It is said by those who prc- fofliod to have a knowledge of Uu > fact that there w ro two additional Indict- moots found against former Congress man Edmund H. DrlKBfl and two against George W. Be a we , superin tendent of allowances and salarUa in the postofuco department Earth Shakes at Salt Lake , Salt Lake , July 24. Soreral tight earthquake shocks wer felt la tbla city' at 1:40 a. m. In Ogden , thirty- Boven miles north , the shock woa the severest over felt there. The disturb ance lasted about ten oeconde and ap peared to bo In the form of short , quick vibrations. No damage wo * done. Street Car Disorder at Richmond. Richmond , July 24. An outbreak of atr t cor disorder broke out last night. A car was blown up and ono motormaa Injured. Another motorman - man was shot at and a woman passen ger was struck with a itone thrown at th car. Leaves All to Successor for Benefit of Church. CONCLAVE IS TO BEGIN JULY 31. Cardinals Arrange for Election of Election of Papal Ruler Good Feel ing Shewn Between Church and State Italian Troops at St. Peter's. Rome , July 21. Special to The News : The light for the olilco ol pope centers about Rampolll. He lias twenty-five cardinals already pledged and the election requlroH forty. Capacolatro IB the opposi tion's candlilate. There Is Intense wlro pulling. Roinu. Juiy 24. Thousands passed before the body of Lee X1I1 , lying "lu state In the basilica of St. Peter's. It was originally Intended that this opportunity publicly to view the re- uiuins was to extend through three days , but It Is learned that thu time Is likely to bo curtailed , owing to tha evidences that decomposition Is setting - ting In This Is duo to the severe heat , from which no embalming , how ever , perfect , could completely protect - tect the body. The will of the dead pope was opened at the meeting of th congregation of cardinals. It con- slats of thirty-six pages In the hand writing of Leo XIII and leaves all the property , of which he died possessed to his successor for the use of the church. To each member of his fam ily ho loaves a present , to bo chosen from U > o valuable objects 1'- his apart ment. Similar presents are be- Quenthod to his physicians. The total amount of the property which he left I * not yet known. The prevailing 1m- preuslon of those who passed before the Iron gate to view the remains was ono of intense pity , combined with a certain sense of horror. The body was tilted up on the catafalque In or der that all might see the terribly shrunken face. An ordinary skull In a frame of gold lying In the midst of a mass of red robes could scarcely have been more typical of death. During the day many of those who passed In stopped before the cata falque to say a hurried prayer. Hun dreds of the women , and even HOIIIO of the men , carried children In their arn < 3. An Important political factor was Introduced Into the ceremony by the entrance Into St. Peter's of Italian soldiers to preserve order. Their pres ence there under such a capacity , unprecedented In modern Italy , Is Im portant us an indication of better re lations between the government and the Vatican , as It vas by the consent If not by the doslro of the Vatican au thorities that they employed the qulrlnal troops In papal territory. Another 1-ature is the fact that Car- dlnul Oregilu , in iccelving a group ot the city latuers of Rome , who repre sent the clerical party , charged them to thank also their liberal colleagues for the manifestations of sympathy which they showed during the Illness of the popo. In this connection importance attaches - taches to the meeting of cardinals which appointed Mgr. Pitted as con- lessor ot the conclave , a committee to undertake the arrangements of the conclave and selected physicians , who will attend them during their seclu sion. The most Important matter before - fore the meeting was a proposition presented by Cardinal Oroglla to send a noU to the diplomatic body accred ited to the holy see tor the purpose of representing to the powers the condi tion cf the papacy since the loss of Us temporal power and the transfer of the capital of the Italian government. From what leaked out It appears the proposition provoked considerable of a contest , and Cardinals Stelnhaber , Mathleu and others favored the dis patch of on energetic note regarding reclaiming the papal rights. Car dinals Agllardl and VannutolU , on the contrary , advocated a milder wording of this document , which , they con tended , should maintain the historical pretensions of the holy sec , but In temperate language. The congrega tion decided to pursue a middle course , and entrusted Mgr. Merry Del Val with the duty of drawing up the document for submission to another meeting. The commission of cardinals en trusted with the arrangements for the conclara has presented a plan which Involves the expenditure of $1,400 and assures that everything will bo In readiness for the opening of the conclave July 31. The apartment BtUl occupied by Cardinal Rampolla will be divided Into four rooms In or der to accommodate four of the car dinals during the conclave. The work ot moving the things in the pope's apartment which he bo- qucathod by the torma of the will boa begun. Paris. July 24. The Rome corre spondent of the Herald telegraphs that If Cardinal Rampolla Is not elect- * d it will be due to the action ot Car dinal Gibbons , who , it la asserted in Vatican circles , remained in Paris in order to unite the French cardinals against him. Cardinal Mathucl Is still the most ardent supporter of Cardinal Rampolla. The correspond ent asserts that Cardinal Gibbons has succeeded In uniting the French car dinals around Cardinal Richard , with a view of supporting a candidate whose policy would bo a reaction against that of the Into pontiff. Ho evlso says that the alllanco will en deavor at the conclave to enforce n condition that the new pope transform the snrrod rollogo Into a true Intorna- tlounl Institution. UNIFORM CURRENCY FOR CHINA. Monetary Commissions Conclude Confer - fer nce at Derlln , Berlin , July 24. Thu conferences of the American and Mexican monetary commissions with the German repre sentatives were concluded horo. The Americans nml Mexicans will proceed to St. Petersburg on Wednesday. From a statement handed to the correspondent of the Associated Proas from the American commission It appears that a unanimous rupert on n Ht'ries of resolutions was reached roKardlng a uniform monetary system for China on n gold basis , with u sil ver circulation. The resolutions fur ther commend the gold using coun- trlus buying silver for subsidiary coinage - ago to observe regularity. The rene lutlous disclaim promoting bimetal lism , or any change In the gold system of any country. The Americans and Mexlcunn ox- prwsa great satisfaction with the re sult of the work lu Burlln. President Creel of the Mexican commlMfllon aald that If the projuct for a uniform cur rency for China were soon cnrrlwl out and the silver purchases for the Unit- art Strttos and Europe were made reg ularly , Uio fluctuations between the silver nnd gold countries will cease. Th representatives of the Chinese government , who wcro present at London - don , Pnrlfl and Berlin , expressed ap- provnl of the resolution to give China a uniform currency. TWO BOYS HANGED , Convicted of the Murder of a Lexing ton Man , They Went to the Gallows Together. Lexington , Ky. , July 21. Special to The News : Earl Whitney and Claude O'Hrien , two youthful mur derers for whom Incessant efforts have been made in ntuto courts , were hanged this morning for the imirdur of A. U Cliinn. Medicine Makers Favor Inspection. New York , July 24. A joint commit tee appointed by the American Med ical association and the American Pharmaceutical anHoclatlou to study and report on the plans of the pro posed national bureau of modlcluos and food Is said to have derived In formation that n majority of manufact urers of proprietary medicines favor the movement. The object of the bu reau Is to secure uniformity of stand- arda In medicines and food. These manufacturers who arc opposed to the moveihent say that the reputation cf the Individual house Is a sulllcicnt guarantee of the quality of Its product. Minister Handy With Gun. MIddlcsburg. Ky. . July 24. After killing one man and fatally wounding another , Robert Lee , a minister nt Ltuniu , In Casey county , said grace at the Jail table In Liberty. Lee be came Involved In a quarrel with Ellis Woods and the latter's son nnd the shooting followed , lu which the preacher proved himself more than a match for both of his opponents , for be succeeded In killing Woods and fatally wounded his son. The "Fight- Ing Parson" was then arrested and taken to the jail at Liberty , whore ho peacefully returned thanks at the table with the other prisoners. Baseball Results. National League Chicago , 5 ; Cin cinnati , 2. Philadelphia , ! ; Now York,5. American League Philadelphia , 11 ; Washington , 3. Detroit , 5 ; Chicago , 0. Cleveland 2 ; St. Louis , 0. New York , 1-4 ; Boston , C-2. American Association Minneapolis , 1 ; Loulsvillo , 5. Kansas City , 5-16 ; Toledo , 2-0. Milwaukee , 3 ; Columbus , 4. St. Paul , 19 ; Indianapolis , 3. Western League Colorado Springs , 2 ; St. Joseph , 3. Omaha , 12 ; Poorla , 4. Denver , 1 ; Kansas City , 6. Dea Molnes , 2-8 ; Milwaukee , 1-7. President Visits His Uncle. Bayvillo , N. Y. , July 24. President Roosevelt Is the guest of hla uncle , Robert B. Roosevelt. , at the lattcrs country estate , Lotos Lake. Ho passed a quiet and rosttul day after his hard ride during the early bourn of the * morning. The president passed the night at Lotos Lake. Presi dent Roosevelt was greatly shocked when Informed of the suddeo d atb of Frederick W. Holla. Mr. Holla was a clew personal friend of tha presi dent and vialUd him at Sagamore Hill only a tow days ago. Hot Wind Hurts the Cam. Top Ua , Kan. , July 24. Special ad vices from a notworthy source from 'Pratt , Rao. , staU that there baa been oo rain In thai territory for six wceke aad that the corn crop IB ruined. The thermometer registered 109 and threening la delayed In conaooufmcc of the laborers being unable to stand the extreme heat. Wheat will avoragB tvteaty bashels to the acre. Poeee In Pursuit of Murderer. Trinidad , Colo. , July 24. Because she rejected bis attentions , David Agulllo shot and killed Mrs. Cella DuBE&rt , aged nineteen , at a coal camp five miles from bore. The mur derer took to the hills and is being pursued by thirty miners , the sheriff ana a posse. A lynching is likely. Congressman Lovcrlng Says Export Trade is Suffering. MUST REVISE DRAWBACK LAW. Cheap Alcohol la Also Needed , De clares Massachusetts Representa tive , If Country IB to Do Satisfied. Furniture Men Adopt Resolutions. Now York , July 21. The Furnlturo Association of America , u national organization of retail dealers , inanu- facturois and thulr roproHontutlvuo , began Its Hist annual convention horn luut night. Thu meeting \vau attended by 200 delegates irom all parts of the country. 1) . M. Shearer of Uoaton called the mooting to order an 1 Will- lam C. Loverlng of MumwculinutlH was the principal Hpuakor , discussing "Methods ( . ' Extending Our Export Tradu. " Ho u..ld In part ; "I propose touching on two iioodcd reforms , which I am satisfied will aid In tiocur- Ing thu desired additional markets. The first of these IH thu proposition to amend thu customs drawback law and thu second In that to amend our Internal revenue laws so as to provtdu cheaper alcohol for manufacturing purposes. If our luglslutoiu uro wiuo they will not antagonl/o the grout growing sentiment in favor of tariff revision , whether It comes under what Is known us the lowu idea , or that elder and country-wldo donmnd that has boon forcing lUu lf upon the attention of the party lenders for the last few yearn. Nothing loss than n llhurul diawbauk law enacted nt the next session of congieas will save the protective tariff truin a fearful on slaught If not utter demolition. " Resolutions wore adopted showing that "It IB the sense of the furniture Interests of the country that legisla tion to relieve us from special taxt-s bo enacted by congri'SH , and our laws relating to the payment of drawback on exported articles of domestic man ufacture should bo amended as pro vided for In the bill Introduced In the last congress by W. C. Lovorlng. " BUILDING AND LOAN MEETING. C. F. Bentley of Grand Island Elected a Vice President. Boston , July 21. Continuing tholr convention , the delegates to the Unit ed States lA-nguo of Local Building and Loan associations r"ve attention to addresses and papers on topics of "articular Interest to the asuoclatlon. Among the addresses delivered were the following : "Illinois and Her Laws , " by J. N. C. Shamway , Taylor- ville , III. ; "How Far Gun Wo Safely Drift Away From the Original Con ception of the Building Association ? " by C. F. Huntley , Grand Island , Neb. Officers elected : Jiimrn Clarency of Pennsylvania , pre ldent ; A. L. Guthlel of Indiana , llrst vice president ; F. D. KlngMbury of New York and C. F. Rontley of Nebraska , second and third vice presidents respectively. H. F. Celllarlus of Cincinnati was con tinued In the oftlco of secretary. Five Indictments In Feud Case. Jackson , Ky. , July 24. The special grand jury has adjourned. Indictments against Charles Callahan and Matholl and Ewon Bowling , two boys accused of ambushing and wounding Jchn Turner nine months ago , were re turned. Judge Cardwell Issued war rants for the arrest of William Brit- tain , a deputy sheriff , nnd Asbury Splcer , charging them with the murder - dor of Town Marshal James Cockrlll more than a year ago. The men were arrested by details of soldiers. Serious Rioting at Baku. London , July 24. Reports ara reaching London of serious rioting among the strikers at Baku , Russia , where 40,000 men are on a strike. The reports say that there have been much destruction of property and con flicts with troops. In one case the rioters are said to have fired Into a train convoying troops. It Is alleged that political agitators are busy and that the whole laboring population Is Insurrection that railway in a state of , way lines have been torn up and ablps detained. Revolution In Bulgaria. Vienna , July 24. Belgrade papers publish rumors of a revolution In Bul garia , and that Prince Ferdinand , on the advice of bis gorerniatnL is about to flee , or has fled to Belgrade Tbu far the rumors have not b a offlciaJty confirmed , n la aald a * Delgrad that Chore have been flftr-foux , nlght aasas * ainatlona. , mostly of epldtora , ca duty In Prlnc * . Ferdinand's palace guard. Women to Print Ntwopapen. ( New York , July 4 EdlUd by wom en , the first IMUO ot a 1-cent , morn ing paper , devoted exclusively , to stor ies of and for women , will It Is an nounced , appear on tha ttroeta of Now York Nov. 2. To avoid being "scooped" the women propofl * going to press a couple of houca later than their contemporaries. Old 8hamrock Wlna by a Fhiko. Atlantic Highlands N. J. , July 24. A fluk and a shift of wind cheated Shamrock III out of a Ttetory In a drifting race with Shamrock I oft Bandy Hook and gave the old boot the first rlctory she er r had over the now cup challenger. She finished three minutes fifty seconds ahoad. ANOTHER FALL IN STOCKS , Many Shares Shoved Down by the Rush to Sell. New York , July 24. There wan a further decline In thu stuck market , th IndiiHtrlalH being the moat af- foctutl , but ( ho railway list , Includ ing a number of lilcli grade ISHUCS , puffonMl In Hymputhy. lu addition to advernu ctop rupurU and further wild speculation lu cotton , a bttMdlug trade falluro created a feeling of alarm. The broalt of &Vi points In Amalga mated Copper Is rather more far-reacli- Ing than In generally suppouod. Much of the stock Watt purchattud outright , at prlcon fully GO points above present quotations , and the olirlukngo was UH n liiHt stiaw to many holders. Lurgc < | tiiin- tltlim of copper were thrown over board nt practically any prlco that was offered. TO LAUNCH BIG SHIP , All Arrangements Have Now Been " Completed For Putting the " M.ichurla In. Ciimden , N. J , July 21. Spuclal to The NUWH : Arrangements liuvo boon completed at the yards of the Now York Shipbuilding company for the launched early in the coming wcok of the mammoth Hteuinnhlp Manchuria. Lords CrUlclse Chamberlain. London. July 24. The educational campaign on thu tariff ( juuHtlon , which Colonial Secretary Chamberlain has vlsorounly launched by muanu ot loullets and cLrculurn , Issued under his supervision , though not baurlng hi * nnme , came In for Hcrlouo criticism in the hnuso of lords. Thu Karl ot Sponror , the liberal leader , com plained that Mr. Chamberlain wiu practically violating the tjovurnnent nerooinunt , namely , that the fiscal dls- oiiBHlon should be postponed until September. Ho nald the distribution of euch literature looked on Its face as though the government hnn taken up Mr. Chamberlain's vlowu. Earl Spencer added tlmt If Mr. Chamber lain remained in the cabinet It would bo almost Imposnlhlv to disassociate bin views from the policy of the gov ernment atiawholo. Reliance Outsails Columbia. Newport , July 21. In a race for n special cup the Hulhuico gave the Columbia the worst beating she has ever received. The course wus thirty- eight miles In length , nearly twenty ot which were windward. For a fovr minutes the older boat held her own. but a noon as thu Reliance tot her wind clear who shot through the Ice ether her rival , crossing her bow ou tlia next tack , worked steadily to weather of her , and at the sumo time outfootod her rival. To give the Columbia such a drubbing In weather that was Just suited to bring out the old boat's speed Is looked upon by the yachtsmen here as nothing short of wonderful. Verdict of Accidental Death. McKoesport , Pa. , July 24. The core ner'o Jury returned a verdict of acci dental death In the case of Evan Lewis , whom tne strikers declared , hud been shot by a deputy whllo Lewis was swimming the river. No bullet wound was found on the body. HIM GlleNN. "Wliere were they married ? " " ' " answered tlia "I ain't Jest sure , Rinall boy. " 'cause they left me home , but I guess It wan In Uio steeple. " "In the steeple'/ " "Well , I heard 'em say It was a high church wedding. " Chicago Post Knew Brnggsby I tell you the current Is- one of the Purple Peony Is a swell one from a literary standpoint. Waggsby That so ? What Is tlio name of your contribution ? Baltimore American. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. Fire in the Whitman cabinet worka at Kansas City caused a loss of $50.- 000 , partly Insured. Intense heat has prevailed In Okla homa for a "week. Corn and cotton are greatly In need of rain. ' William Ahern , an Irish comedian , well known on the vaudeville circuits , died at his home In Kansas City / Thursday of consumption. John Taylor won the fifth and decld- ' ing heat in the Merchant * ' and Manu facturers' $10,000 stake for 2:24 class trotters at Qrosso Polnte. Tlmo , 2:10 : % . Charles W. Salomon , a eianufact- urr of cigars , waa found guilty at Now York of counterfeiting the union , cigar label and Muteocod to pay a fine of $500. Under the agreements signed by the Hotelkoepors * union of Chicago and the Walters * union , WWO waiters are given an advance In wages and Improved working conditions. Becauro of an increase of about 7 cents a ton In the wages paid coal miners of the southwest tn operators hare decld d to Increase the cost ot fuel U > consumers from 50 cents to ? l a ton. Policeman Walter Skensbury of Beaumont , Tex. , voa ahot and fatally wounded by Mooney AHen. a negro , who was pursued by a crowd of cltl- sens and ehot to death shortly aft erwards , i George Frederick W. Rolls , secretary - | tary of the American delegation to The Hague peace conference and moro Ncontly member of the international court , died suddenly at his homo at Yonkers , N. Y. , Thursday.