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VOL. 21. NO. 29,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1901.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
CORN BELT IS SOAKED
Generous Eains Tall Over Major Portion
of the Southwest.
LATE CROPS AD PASTLRES REVIVE
Good Cannot Be E-timaled. bat Will
Prove lmmtnue Isnarri at Leant Half
m Harvest Pour Melius In Wtttero
Kansas and Sweeps to Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, July IS. Generous
reins fell this afternoon over the big
gei pert of the corn belt of the south
west. They came just in the nick of
time. The good that will result to
late torn and to pastures cannot be
t-stimated, but it will undoubtedly
prove immense. Scattering showers
lell over the southwest last night and
tl is morning, but in most places up
To noon continued accounts of intense
r-cat were reported. The rains began
in western Kansas about 1 o'clock this
-afternoon and traveling east had
reached the Misoursi line by 4 o'clock
Reports from many co"nties a3sert
that today's rains, following what lit
tle had fallen within the past forty
-eight hours, will insure at least half
-a crop of corn and make pasturage
sure. The storm began in Kansas City
.shortly before 3 o'clock this evening.
The fall continued for over half an
f:our and caused a decided drop in the
temperature, the weather bureau re
cording 83 at 5 o'clock, against 100
l 3 o'clock.
TOPEKA, Kan.. July IS. The rains
that have fallen in Kansas last night
ana today have practically assured a
torn yield of at least 50.OC0.Ooa bush-
elf., and the yield may be even better
me state is under tne mnuence or a
lew barometric condition and more
lain is exacted tonight. Correspond
ents from numerous Kansas towns in
reporting ram say the sky is overcast
with clouds tonight and more rain
within a few hours is certain. The
lrouth in Kansas has been broken and
with it has gone the excessive hot
srtll. It is the opinion among those
who" Lave been watching the weather
conditions that the season will bs
more favorable to crops from now on.
Good rains are reported tonight over
portions of eastern and central Kan
as. and in each case is mentioned the
fact that the rain is not through
Emporia. Hiawatha, Clay Center, Ells
worth, Salina, Atchison, Sylvan Grove
Creat Bend, Concordia. Quenemo, Ot
tawa, i-Teaoma ana usage City are
among the places favored with rains
which ranged from one-half to two
Secretary Coburn of the Kansas
Board of Agriculture is enthusiastic
over the result of the rain. He is sure
that the corn yield will reach at least
half a crop if the present very favor
able weather conditions continue.
The manner in which corn has held
its own during the drouth was some
thing remarkable and is a source of
wonder to the farmers. In some places
it has had no moisture for over two
months. It has made almost no
growth, but the leaves have been kept
green and the tassel kept off. Weeds
could not flourish in the dry spell any
more than the corn and they were
easily eradicated. The fields are there
lore clean and have a new lease of
lift since the' rain.
TRIUMPH Of SOCIALISM.
That is What John Burns Kxpects In
NEW YORK, July IS. The steel
strike in America is attracting much
attention in England generally, and
while long articles are being printed
in the newspapers on the subject, no
comment is made in the editorial col
umns, according to the London corre
spondent of the Tribune. John Burns
t&s been less reticent, for he fore
casts an American Armagedon with
the revival of the old anti-slavery feel
ing and the transformation of trusts
into state organizations by the politi
cal power of the hordes of workmen.
Financiers watch the quotations
from Wall street, and are unmoved
Ly socialistic trades. Combinations
are felt to be on trial in America, and
If they survive the great conflict with
organized labor concentration of capi
tal will be promoted in England.
Last Fnrnaee Cloned.
PITTSBURG. July 18. The last fur
nace in Linsay & McCutcheon's mill
was closed down at noon. As soon
as all the men had let the mill, sev
en deputy sheriffs were stationed
about the plant. The open hearth and
billet mills of the Clark plant were
Secretary Crldler Recovering;.
WASHINGTON. July 18. Third As
sistant Secretary of State Cridler, who
has been ill or several weeks, was
sufficiently recovered today to be re
moved to Seabright, N. J. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Cridler.
Thresher Injorv is Fatal.
WEEPING WATER. Neb.. July IS.
Daniel Drum, who was injured - by
a threshing machine yesterday, died
just before tie doctors arrived to am
putate tne limb.
KANSAS GETS SOME SHOWERS.
Freshens Y fetation Even Where Jiot
Enough to Io Permanent Good.
KANSAS CITY, July 17 Rain fell
over an area of eighty miles around
Kansas City early yesterday morning
and reports from different parts of the
southwest indicate thunder storms
and lower temperatures during the
day. At Lawrence, Kan., enough rain
fell to effectively lay the dust, clear
the atmosphere and freshen vegeta
tion, but not enough to do any per
manent good. It is the first fall in
that vicinity for twenty-six days. At
Ottawa and Wellsville, in the next
county west from Lawrence, about
half an inch of rain fell. At Wells
ville there has been no rain for more
than three months, and coming now
it will do late corn great good if fol
lowed by more, otherwise the corn
crop in that county will prove an ut
ter failure. Some fields are now too
far gone to be revived by any amount
of rain. Over one inch of rain is re
ported at Toronto, Kan., two counties
further west. There was a fairly good
shower in Kansas City in the morn-
ins:, but at 11 o clock the sky was
cloudless and the weather bureau re
ported a temperature of 93. A good
rain fell at Camden Point, Mo., three
counties east of Kansas City, and it
will result in much good to corn,
which in that vicinity is still a dark
Miami county, Kansas, two counties
south from Kansas City on the Mis
souri line experienced a good rain.
the first since April 1. It came too
late and early crops in that county
are reported a total failure.
CONDITION 0E NEBRASKA CORN.
Weather Unfavorable and Earlj Corn
Dtnattd to Some Extent.
United States Department of Agri
culture. Nebraska Section, Climata
and Crop Service of the Weather Bu
reau. University of Nebraska, Lin
coln, July 17:
The past week has been hot and dry.
The daily mean temperature has aver
aged 11 degrees above the normal.
The rainfall of the past week has
been very light, no amount sufficient
to aid crops having been reported.
The hot, dry weather has been very
unfavorable for all growing crops.
ThreshiDg of winter wheat has made
good progress, and the yield is good
and the quality fine. Spring wheat
and oats have ripened too rapidly in
northern counties, and the yield will
be somewhat reduced. Early planted
com is beginning to tassel in south
ern counties and has been considerably
damaged by the drouth; later planted
corn is standing the drouth well, but
corn generally has deteriorated in
condition during the past week. Corn
is small and late, and most of it has
not tasseled, and with rain soon would
recover largely from the effects of the
dry weather. However, with the rain
the crop would generally be decidedly
below the average. Apples and fruit
generally have been injured, and the
hay crop will be less than expected
earlier in the season. Potatoes are a
very poor crop.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Station Director, Lincoln, Neb.
HAVE FAITH IN SETTLEMENT.
Nothing IJefinlte Bat the General Talk
is All Alone the Line.
PITTSBURG, July 17. There were
no new developments in the strike dur
ing the early hours of the second day.
All the plants closed yesterday were
shut down tight and matters about the
Painter mill, Lindsay & McCutcheon,
Clark's Solar Iron works, the Monon-
gahela and Starling plants were quiet.
It was stated that Painter's mill was
in partial operation, but the only men
at work were a few Hungarians who
were cleaning up about the yards. Re
plying to the report that the company
had brought a strike breaker from
Alabama. Assistant General Manager
Parker said: "We can break our own
Superintendent Albrecht, encounter
ed a few moments later, said the plant
would be running in full within a few
days. Speculation as to the probable
settlement of the strike is general,
and among business managers the
consensus of opinion is that the com
bine officials and Amalagamated offi
cials will get together before long and
adjust the differences.
Legislature Every Four Tears.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. July 17 The
constitutional convention today pro
vided for quadrennial instead of bien
nial sessions of the legislature and fix
ed November instead of August for
holding state elections.
Fntal to Stork and Crops.
MUSKOGEE. I. T., July 17. A se
vere hailstorm three miles north of
Muskogee last night killed some stock
and completely destroyed crops for a
long distance. The path of the storm
was over a mile wide. Heavy rains I
fell all over the Creek and Cherokee
cations, generally saving crops.
Gen. Wood M neb Better.
HAVANA, July 17. Governor Gen
eral Wood continues to improve sf.ead-
A DEADLOCK AT PEKIN
Ministers of Great Britain and Eus3ia
Still Eetard Negotiations.
THEIR GOVERNMENTS RESPONSIBLE
Neither Will Approve the Other's Flan
for China's Payment Wants Them to
Present Proposition in Completed
PEKIN. July 17. The ministers of
the powers now freely admit that the
prospect of a conclusion of negotia
tions is growing darker. The situa
tion is most serious, as the deadlock
has continued for more than a month.
The meeting arranged for today was
postponed because it was apparent that
the proceedings would be fruitless. It
vas at the meeting of June 15 that
the ministers reached something in
the nature of an agreement as to the
irdemnity, but almost immediately a
radical difference developed between
Great Britain and Russia as to the
plan of payment. All the ministers
were in accord with the scheme early
i: June, subject to the approval of
their governments, but Great Britain
disapproved the arrangement on the
ground that it did not adequately pro
tect her commercial interests.
The ministers assert that either
Great Britain or Russia must make
concessions before a settlement is pos
sible. Meantime the committee of the
ministers is working on comparatively
ui.important details, such as improve
ments in navigation, but if the finan
cial question were settled the negotia
tions would be closed in a day.
Li Hung Chang keeps sending stren
uous requests to the ministers of the
powers to present a complete plan.
He represents that China is willing
to accept any reasonable terms and is
chiefly anxious to know definitely what
the powers require, so that it may be
gin compliance with the terms.
The ministers regard newspaper ac
cusations of procrastination on their
part as exceedingly unjust. The gov
ernments and not the ministers, they
say, are responsible for the deadlock.
MINISTERS URN VI01L4NTEES.
Start An Organization Intended
an End to Thnt Rale.
DENVER. July 17. The Republican
says: The ministers of this city are
considering the advisability of organ
izing a vigilante committee. The idea
is to overthrow thug rule. They say
they will work in conjunction with
the police department, but it is possi
ble that the police may be an entirely
superfluous contingent. Although it is
against the thugs that the ministers
will primarily direct their attention,
the work which they propose to do at
once is only preliminary to a gigantic
scheme they have under consideration
looking to the uplifting of the entire
community. They propose to estab
lish an organization as powerful and
far-reaching as Tammany's in New
York City, but with a view to estab
lishing Jaw and order instead of politi
cal supremacy. The plan for this or
ganization was prepared by a judge
now on the bench.
BLTFAL0 WILL BE PROMPT.
Promises to Make Exposition Awards
BUFFALO, July 17. Awards for ex
hibits at the Pan-American exposition
will be announced in September. The
statement given out by Dr. Pritchett,
superintendent of awards, was hailed
with delight by the exhibitors for the
eason that it marks a new departure
on the part of the exposition man
agement in the early announcement
Heber M. Wells, governor of Utah,
and his bride arived here today, tin
heralded and unattended. Governor
and Mrs. Wells spent the day at the
Two hundred and fifty members of
the Missouri State Press association,
which has just held its annual ses
sion in St. Louis, arrived at the ex
position today. Their purple badges
bear the inscription: "United we stand
for Missouri and the world's fair."
Sooth Dakota Grasshoppers.
SPEARFISH, S. D.. July 17. Grass
hoppers are doing a great deal of dam
age to hay and small grain in this
icinity. In some places the fields are
eaten off as bare as a floor and the
grasshoppers are in countless num
bers. They were hatched in this vi
cinity, and it is believed they will not
spread to other parts of the Hills.
Sent to the Omaha Post.
WASHINGTON, July 17. These
changes have been ordered in the sta
tions of paymasters of the United
States army: Major Charles E. Stan
ton, now at Manila, will proceed to
Omaha for duty in the Department of
the Missouri, relieving Captain Brad
ner D. Slaughter, who has been or
dered to duty in the Philippines; Cap
tain William R. Graham will be re
lieved from duty In the division of
the Philippines August 15.
OBEY THE ORDER TO STRIKE.
All Members of Amalgamated Associa
tion Remain Away.
PITTSBURG, July 16. The strike
of the members of the amalgamated
association employed ia the tin plate,
sheet and hoop mills, which was or
dered Saturday night as a -result of
the disagreement between the confer
ees of the United States Steel corpor
ation and the amalgamated associa
tion, was generally observed in the
Pittsburg district this morning. At
the mills where the strike order ex
tended the skilled workmen who are
under the control of the union failed
to put in an appearance, or, if they
did go to the mills, it was merely as
spectators and with no intention of
working. Early reports received at
the general offices of the amalgamated
association were meager of details,
but indicated that the strike order
was being observed at all mills of the
tin plate, sheet and hoop combines.
President Shaffer is in communica
tion with lodge officials at all these
plants and he is confident that the as
sociation will make such a strong
showing on this preliminary suspen
sion of work that a general Btrike of
all the mills of the United States Steel
corporation will not be necessary.
This latter proposition is the strong
card which the amalgamated president
has up his sleeve and which he has
threatened to play if an early ad
justment of the difficulty Is not made.
This strike bears resemblance to the
historical Homestead strike in 1S92 in
that it is not a question of wages, but
of recognition of the amalgamated as
sociation. The association insists up
on unionizing all the plants of the
three companies in question. The
maufacturers refuse to grant this de
mand and say that the individual
contracts with workmen which are in
force at a number of the plants must
WILSON STILL OPTIMISTIC.
Tblaks Reports of Damage to Crops Is
NEW YORK, July 16. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson hopes that the
corn crop of the western states has
not yet been ruined by the drouth,
says a Washington dispatch to the
Herald. He is dispos-ed to believe
that the reports as ro tne damage
have been exaggerated. . He is quoted
"I do not regard the corn crop afl
seriously damaged, notwithstanding
the reports from the western states.
On July 1 the condition of the corn
crop was more promising than on the
same date last year, and even if the
press reports are not exaggerated, al
though I am inclined to think that
they, overstate the real conditions,
there i6 not as yet cause for genuine
"Throughout the area of the great
corn crop the drouth has not been
severe enough to seriously affect that
crop. Hot weather is not damaging
to crops at this season. In fact, high
temperature at this season is one of
the requisites of corn development,
and so I think that we had better
wait a while before we say that the
corn is ruined.
"For myself, I think that we shall
have plenty of corn in this country.
The reports from Kansas and Nebras
ka are, I? course, discouraging, but the
crop in those states is not great, ex
cept in the eastern portions. The
great corn belt of this country is east
of the Missouri river and west of the
"I have not yet seen anything to In
dicate that there has been a large
amount of damage to this area of
country. I am going to wait, there
fore, until I hear whether the drouth
has been disastrous in Iowa, Illinois,
Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and Wis
consin before I become really alarm
ed." Wrong Time of Tear for Enlistments.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia., July 16.
Lieutenant Johnson, in charge of the
recruiting office recently established
in the federal building, is not meeting
with much success in the matter of ap
plications to join Uncle Sam's army.
In the three weeks he has received
only elven applications. Of these
eight were unable to pass examination.
Lee S. Craig and Donald G. Mad-
docks, who enlisted In the field artil
lery, have passed and has been sent
to Fort Riley.
German Emigration Statistics.
BERLIN, JJuly 16. The emigration
from Germany by way of Hamburg and
Bremen during the first six months
of this year reached 112,968, as against
117,930 for the corresponding period of
Edison Protects Ills Name.
WILMINGTON, Del., July 16. At
the instance of Thomas A. Edison,
Judge Bradford handed down a decree
in the United States court enjoining
the Edison Chemical company from
using the name Thomas A. Edison
or the term "Wizard" In connection
with its business, unless setting forth
that Thomas A. Edison is not con
nected with the company or its busi
ness. The company is chartered in
Delaware and has offices in New York,
THE DRY SPELL BROKEN
Crops Drink TJp Brief Showers and Grate
fully Look Up for More.
MICH BENEEIT ALREADY SHOWN
Thousands Upon Tbonsands of Dollars
Saved to the Farmers Mlnsouri and
Kansas Sprinkled Iowa and Nebraska
WASHINGTON, July 16. Relief for
the heat-stricken corn belt tomorrow is
predicted by the weather bureau to
night. No general rains, apparently, are ye!
in sight, but thunder showers, with
consequent lower temperature, are
probable in Nebraska, Kansas. Mis
souri, Iowa and Illinois and possibly
There is a prospect of a continuance
of these showers Wednesday in the
Ohio and Mississippi valleys and in
the upper lake regions, bringing cooler
leather for the time being.
Today the hot weather continued
throughout the corn belt and over the
lower lake region and upper Ohio val
ley, but temperatures fell considerably
during the early evening over the lat
ter district under the influence of local
Thunderstorms also occurred in
South Dakota, northern Illinois, por
tions of Ohio, Missouri and Arkansas
and afforded some relief from the heat.
KANSAS CITY. July 1C. A portion
of the drouth-stricken southwest has
been relieved by rain during the past
twenty-four hours. Great good has al
ready resulted to crops and as there
are prospects tonight of a further
downfall, it is believed thousands upon
thousands of dollars will be saved
farmers on stock and crops. Neverthe
les much greater quantities of rain
must come before a lasting benefit is
clone. In the portions of central and
western Missouri, western Kansas and
the territories still untouched by rain
conditions remain unchanged, the tem
perature ranging from 98 to IOC, the
latter at Hutchinson, Kas.
The rains, which come at the end of
a drouth of from four to eight weeks
duration covered southwestern Mis
souri and portions of one-third of Kan-
sas, taking in the southeast corner of
the Sunflower state from Riley and
Dickinson counties down to the Okla
homa line. The first break came last
night when fairly good rains fell in
Barton and Green counties, Missouri
and on the Oklahoma border in Kan
sas, in Cowley and Chautauqua coun
ties, and along the Union Pacific rail
road in Riley county. These rains
while good were sufficient to clace the
burned crops out of danger. This
morning a heavy rain fell in the vi
cinity of Joplin, Mo., and traveling
west, covered portions of Montgomery
Butler and Sedgwick counties, Kansas
Around Joplin there was a heavy fall
icr ten minutes. At 1:30 a soaking
rain fell in Cherokee county across the
line in Kansas, preceded by hail, ben
efiting pastures and small grains im
mensely and bringing relief to the
crushing plants in the zinc mining dis
trict. During the afternoon a heavy
rain fell in the vicinity of Coffeyville,
Eldorado and Wichita, Kan. At Cof
feyville the people held a jubilee on
the streets during the rain. Two coun
ties west from Kansas City, in Jeffer
son county, Kansas, a full inch of rain
fell this afternoon, while in Kansas
City a temperature of 101 prevailed
and hardly a cloud was visible.
OMAHA MAN'S DIAL KILLING.
Robert Prange (-hoots Wife and Self
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., July 16 R.
Prange, whose business cards represent
him to have been manager of the
Schlitz hotel, Omaha, and manager of
the Schlitz Brewery agency at that
point, murdered his wife near Lake
Contrary late yesterday afternoon and
then committed suicide.
He made careful preparations for
the crime by destroying everything
about his clothing that would" lead to
his identity. Prange came to this city
yesterday morning from Omaha to look
for his wife, who had left him several
days ago because of his alleged dis
solute habits and cruelty toward her.
Winnipeg is Storm Swept.
WINNIPEG. Man., July 16. A ter
rific storm struck the Pleasant Point
district on Carberry plains Saturday
night, doing 5100,000 damage to crops
and farm buildings. At Rat Portage
and Norman a tornado scattered lum
ber in all directions.
Five Killed on the Rail.
PARSONS, Kan.. July 16. A head
end collision between two local freight
trains on the Missouri, Kansas & Tex
as railroad near Wymark, I. T., killed
five men. Three others were probably
Another Carnecrie Library.
LONDON, July 16. Andrew Carne
gie has offered 10,000 for the erec
tion of a free public library in Annen.
0HI0 BRYAN MEN BOLT.
of Bis Democrat le Followers In
Cleveland Decide to Art.
CLEVELAND, July 15 On July 31
Ohio democrats who believe in Bryan
and the issues which he represents,
which the recent democratic conven
tion ignored, will assemble in Colum
bus and make up a state ticket. Ten
men met this morning in a downtown
office bnilding in this city and de
cided that a bolt should be made and
that a new party should enter the field
of Ohio politics.
The attendance at the conference
was larger and represented a greater
area in the state than was expected
by those who called the meeting.
A formal statement of principles was
submitted to the conference and was
adopted. This will be printed and
sent throughout the Btate to those
who are known to be faithful to the
Nebraskan. A convention was decid
ed upon to be held at the Great South
ern hotel on the last day of July. To
this convention may come all those
who sign their name to the declaration
START 01T TO f IND PEARY.
Expedition on the Steamer Erik Sails
North to Aid Explorers.
HALIFAX, N. S.. July . 13. The
steamer Erik left North Sydney this
morning on its voyage to the frozen
north. It i3 to call at Labrador and
then at the various Esquimaux sta
tions in Greenland West, reaching
Etah under favorable conditions in
about three weeks. At the various
stations It will make inquiries as to
news of Lieutenant Peary and the
The Erik took 350 tons of coal and
is provisioned for at least a year. The
members of the Peary Arctic club, who
went on the steamer, are Dr. F. A.
Cook, surgeon of the expedition; Hei
bert Stone and Herbert Berri, both cf
Brooklyn; C. F. Wikoff and L. C. Bene
dict of Ithaca, and L. C. Whitney
Church of Elgin, 111.
AMALGAMATED STRIKE IS ON.
President Shaffer's Orders to Contlnao
Struggle Will Be Obeyed.
PITTSBURG, July 15 From pres
ent indications it looks probable that
President Shaffer's strike order, issued
last night to the Amalgamated asso-
elation members in the employ of the
American Steep Hoop company, the
American Sheet Steel company and
the American Tinplate company, will
be obeyed and the great struggle be
tween the Amalgamated association
and the steel companies will be on in
In the union mills of the three com
panies against which a strike has
been declared it is predicted that not
a wheel will turn. An effort will be
made also to close down some of the
non-union mills of the companies and
tc cripple the rest. The Amalgamated
people are very sanguine of success.
HAVE TO PROTECT THE WHEAT.
Farmers Aronnd York Are Plowing Fir
Guards Since Recent Blazes.
YORK, Neb., July 15. For miles
and miles along both sides of the Bur
lington, the Elkhorn and the Kansas
City & Omaha railroads in this county
are fields of winter wheat shocked and
stacked and the long wheat stubble is
dry, easily catching fire. Yesterday
morning the Elkhorn train coming
from Henderson, this county, set fire
to wheat stubble in seven different
places. The train stopped each time
and the train crew with Bhovels put
out the fires before doing any damage.
Yesterday nineteen shocks of winter
wheat were burned up on Hon. An
drew J. Sandall's farm east of York,
supposed to have caught from engines
on the Burlington. Nearly all of the
farmers are plowing fire guards be
tween fields and railroads.
CELEBRATE PERRY'S VISIT.
American sod Japanese Speaker Dwell
on Friendly Relations.
YOKOHAMA. July 15. The cere
mony of unveiling at Kurihama the
monument to commemorate the land
ing there of Commodore Perry, July
14, 1853, was performed yesterday by
Rear Admiral Rodgers, commanding
the United States visiting squadron.
Viscount Katsura, the Japanese pre
mier, delivered the memorial address
and a number of other Japanese offi
cials of high rank were present. Three
American and five Japanese warships
saluted. Various speeches were made
by Americans and Japanese, all dwell
ing on the close relations between the
Tonnger Brothers Are Oat.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15. Cole
man and James Younger, who were
granted a conditional parole by the
board of pardons on Wednesday last
were released from the Stillwater pen
itentiary at 10 o'clock this morning.
For the present they will make their
home In Stillwater, and it has not yet
been decided where they will be em
ployed. The men spent their first day
of freedom upon a steamboat excur
sion that went up- tht St. Croix river.
ROAST IN MANY STATES
Oorernment Eeporta Eleien Swelterirg
in the Boiling Bun.
KANSAS CORN CROP CUT SHORT
Hast Ship Cattle to Market Iteeaase
Water Is Getting Scarce Pas to ree
Dried Cp and Fruit and Vegetable
Crops Almost Rained.
WASHINGTON, July 13. Reports
to the weather bureau show that the
hot weather continued yesterday in
nineteen states and territories of the
great corn belt, the Ohio valley and
various portions of the south. There
seems to be no immediate evldenca
of abatement, except in the south and
southwest, where local thunderstorms
may cause some moderation. The
states affected include Indiana. Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Minnesota. Iowa, Mis
souri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama.
Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Ok
lahoma, Kansas, Nebraska. South Da
kota, North Dakota, Colorado ani
Michigan. It has become considerably
warmer also in the upper lake region
and in New England. Marquette.
Mich., reporting today a record-breaking
temperature of 102 degrees. Hope
of rain today In the region affected
by the heat was not fulfilled, only
traces of it appearing in one or two
sections, except at Galveston, Tex.,
where about two-thirds of an inch fell,
and In eastern Texas, where there
were local thunderstorms. The tem
peratures reported today 6bow only
slight variations from the extremes
of the last few days, and these are
due to local conditions entirely. In
Des Moines, la., today the tempera
ture was 100, In Kansas City 102 an I
in Omaha 102, while at Davenport. Ia.,
Denver, Colo., Little Rock, Ark., New
OrTeans. North Platte. Neb., St. Paul
aud Vicksburg, Miss., it was 96 or
KANSAS CITY, July 15. No relief
came yesterday from the heat. It
was a repetition of the past two weeks,
with reports from many places In
western Missouri, Kansas and the ter
ritories of temperatures over the 100
; mark. At most places the sun sbon?
mercilessly with not even a fitful
cinud to break Its rays nor a slight
breeze. In Kansas City last night
proved more bearable, a breeze from
the north alleviating the condition,
tut a day of Intense heat followed.
Tonight there is a prospect of raia
In Oklahoma, but there are no indi
cations of a change in any other part
of the southwest.
With no relief In sight the fears for
the crops that have been expressed
are fast becoming realities and the
scarcity of water and generally dry
mopt serious one. What the real dam
most serious one. What th ereal dam
age to corn, the crop most affected,
will be is problematical, but It Is prob
ably safe to say that half the crop
wiljl be lost The supply of water is
short in almost every direction and
the shipments of cattle and hogs to
this market to save them muBt con
tinue. In Kansas City today ne gov
ernment thermometer reached 102 find
at Marysville, Kan., 104 was recorded
against 100 yesterday. There were
three prostrations at Marysville.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15. Nebraska
again suffered from the heat yester
day. The highest temperature report
ed by the weather bureau was 102 de
grees at 4:20, but the thermometers
In the business district recorded 109.
The mean temperature of the day was
SO degrees, the highest of the year.
The reports show that no rain has
fallen in the state during the last
Reports that reach Lincoln tonight
indicate that rain falling within two
days will yet save -the corn crop. The
wind shifted to the southeast this
evening and the atmosphere Is some
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. July 15. Tb
long continued drouth has resulted In
the entire ruin of the corn and oats
crop In this section of the country.
Corn has corameced to tassel only a
few feet high and no amount of rain
would now be of any benefit to that
eereal. The fruit and vegetable crops
are also complete failures, and the
pastures have dried up so that th
farmers are paying enormous pricea
for hay and feed. Today was clear
and hot, with no relief apparently in
Minister Conger to Leave.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. E. II.
Conger. United States minister to Chi
na, has arrived, en route to Pekin.
Minister Conger will sail next Wed
nesday on the steamer Nippon Mara.
Stable Bov Hade Desperate.
KANSAS CITY. July 13. A special
to the Times from Newton. Kan., says:
Last night Miss Oma Beers, the 18-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Beers, was shot and killed by
Herbert Shacklett, a stable boy . for
merly In the family's employ, who af
terward shot himself through the
neart. Shacklett became fascinated
with the young woman, who did not
return his infatuation. The bodies,
were found Is the roadside.