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VOL. 21. NO. 30,
81.00 PER YEAR.
Uiij Secretary Pleased to Grant Schley's
Keenest for Investigation.
V7ishes to C.ive Santiago Uflliier fairest
I'osslble Hearing- Tim Order Will He
tied Moon and Become Kffectlve
WASHINGTON, July 25. Secretary
Long, In accordance with a request
from Admiral Schley, advised that of
ficer that he would order a court of
inquiry to examine into the entire
matter of Admiral Schley's course in
the Santiago naval campaign. Later
the secretary announced that, owing
to the extremely hot weather, the
-ourt would not meet until September
and that he would turn over his recep
tion room to the court. The secretary
"It is too hot now and I don't be
lieve it would be comfortable for of
ficers to sit in their heavy full dress
uniforms during August. I issued an
order some time ago dispensing witti
the wearing of full dress uniforms
during a court-martial, but this caso
will be so important that every fori.i
of official dignity will be observed,
even to the guard of marines at the
door. I propose to give the court th
use of the large ree?ption room ad
joining my office, which is a conven'--nt
and commodious place."
"Will the sessions of the court be
"Unquestionably" was the em
phatic reply. "I propose to make that
fact very plain. It would be a great
mistake to have a secret court. The
country has the right to know all that
transpires in the way of testimony of
fered. Personally. I should be very
glad to have a court composed of a
large number of officers, but the naval
regulations restrict me to the selec
tion of three. I hope to name the.
personnel of the court today and this
will give the judge advocate and re
corder ample time to prepare a list
of witnesses who are to be summoned.
This list will necessarily be quite
lengthy and it will take some little
time to assemble the officers here. I
do not believe that the session of tls"
court will be prolonged, because. I
sifter all. a great deal of talk over thf
Santiago campaign is like the ;enii
vapor, which can be condensed in
small bottle."
"Will Admiral Schley be allowed to
name witnesses?"
"Admiral Schley." was he reply
will be afforded every opportunity for
the appearance of all the witnesses he
may desire. He is also entitled nn
der the naval regulations to be re:
resented by counsel."
While Secretary Long was not ask
ed whether the court of inquiry woul
be asked to form and submit an opin
ion upon the facts disclosed bv the
Investigation. It is considered quit
probable that this course will be pur
sued. Unless the order convening the
court expressly requires this opinion
to be expressed, its report must b
confined to stating the facts found.
Wyomlre a. a Pastor.
OMAHA, July 23. R. M. Allen
president of the Standard Cattle com
pany of Ames. Neb., and also con
nected with the beet sugar industry
there, arrived in Omaha from Wyom
ing. He said that pasturage there
is superb and that the stockmen are
taking unusual steps in order to deriv,
the most benefits possible from this
fact. They are buying in Nebraska
all the cheap cattle and are taking
them to Wyoming feeding grounds.
fanner. Take Precaution.
MARSHALLTOWN. la.. July 23.
Representatives of seventeen Iowa and
k., ...
ri pnrasna canning lactones met here
to discuss the situation in view of
the protracted dry weather and decid
ed to withdraw all price sheets un
til they can ascertain the probable
shortage of the season's pick.
Condition of the Trmanrr.
WASHINGTON. July 23. Todav's
statement of the treasury balance in
the general fund,' exclusive of the
$130,000,000 gold reserve in the divis
ion of redemption, shows: Available
rash balance. J169.054.33S: gold, $97,-
Fnneral of Mm. Krucrr.
PRETORIA. Tuesday. July 23. Mrs.
Kruger. wife of former President
Kruger of the South African republic,
who died Saturday last of pneumonia,
after an illness of three days, was
buried here today.
Hoot Speaks of the Forts.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 25.
Secretary - Root speaks in high terms
of the possibilities of Forts Riley and
Leavenworth as posts for military in
struction. He Bays Fort Riley is an
excellent post for one of the big mil
itary camps of instruction and ma
neuvers contemplated by congress;
also that troops to the present capac
ity of the quarters at Jefferson bar
racks and Forts Riley. Leavenworth
and Sheridan will be retained.
Indication, that Strike in the Steel Hllla
la to Be Allowed to Drift.
PITTSBURG, July 24. The strike
presents practically no new situation
and it appears as if the contending
forces are settling down to a pro
tracted struggle. While the company
at the Wellsville mill received the ac
cession of a few men from the ranks
of the strikers yesterday, the number
is not yet large enough to justify the
mill in starting up in full. In the
meantime the Amalgamated men are
keeping a constant watch on the mill
and all the avenues that lead to it,
Pickets have been thrown out all
along the streets and at the railroad
stations, so that nothing will escape
the vigilance of the strikers if the
company should bring any new men
At the Dcwess-Wood mill in Mc
Keesport everything is as before.
From unofficial sources, believed to be
conversant with the company's plans,
it is said the management has no in
tention of resuming the operation of
the plant at present. Nevertheless
the strikers are wary and evidently do
not believe this because they continue
to patrol the streets for the purpose
of keeping their eyes on anyone going
toward the mill. Pickets are lined
along the streets as well as along the
river front and strangers are kindly
but firmly asked to show who they
are and how it happens they are ir
Reporter Loveland Keviens the State by
United States Department of Agri
culture. Nebraska Section, Climate
and Crop Service of the Weather Bu
reau. University of Nebraska, Lin
coln. July 24. The past week has
been hot and dry. The daily mean
temperature has averaged 12 degrees
above the normal in eastern counties
and 9 degrees above in western. The
maximum temperatures for the week
have generally been btween 103 de
grees and 110 degrees.
The rainfall consisted only of a few
scattered showers, with generally very
light fall of rain.
The past week has been a good ono
for haying and threshing," but a very
unfavorable one for corn. Early plant
ed corn has been practically ruin
ed in the southern counties. Lata
corn planted is quite generally be
ginning to tassel very small and is in
a critical condition. In southern coun
ties it has been damaged consider
ably and with rain soon would pro
duce only a partial cro,). In northern
counties the late planted corn is in
better condition, although it has suf
fered considerably from drouth. In
many western counties a large per
centage of the oats and spring wheat
has been cut for hay and in many
southern couties a large portion of
the oat crop will not be threshed.
Fruit of ail kinds and garden vege
tables have been damaged by the
drouth. Apples and peaches are drop
ping badly.
Bovlue Tuberculosis Is Not Transmissible
to Human System.
NEW YORK, July 24-Prof. Koch
of Berlin will announce, says a Herald
dispatch, from his discovery that bo
vine tuberculosis is not transmissible
to the human system. The famous
bacteriologist, in an interview, made
the statement that he has demonstrat
ed that meat and milk tuberculosis in
fected cattle may be consumed with
absolute immunity.
Dr. Allen F. Haight of Chicago, the
official representntive of the American
Medical association, said: "If I had
not heard Prof. Koch quietly an
nounce his discovery in private con
versation it would have seemed to me
absolutely incredible. I can only say
that Prof. Koch is too profound a
student and has too much reputation
at stake to promulgate such a proposi
tion unless convinced of its soundness
beyond the shadow of a doubt. If he
is able to theoretically demonstrate
his claim the sanitary systems of the
world will be shaken to the very
roots. The word revolution but faintly
expresses what the discovery will pre
cipitate." Ohio Hryan Democrats.
CLEVELAND. July 24. At a prelim
inary meeting here of the leaders of
the bolt among the Bryan democrats.
George A. Groot of this city has been
chosen as temporary chairman of the
state convention to be held at Colum
bus July 31. Dr. Abner L. Davis of
Findlay will be the temporary secre
tary. richt to Bitter Knd.
CAPETOWN. July 24. It is reported
that General Delarey has informed
the Klerksdorp commando that there
is no longer any chance of European
ntervention, and that they must fight
the war out to the bitter end.
Sheet Steel Goes Up.
NEW YORK, July 24. The brokers
and jobbers in the sheet steel and
galvanized Iron trade in this city ad
vanced the price of sheet steel 1 cent
per pound.
Admiral Is Preparing to Llaka Maclay
Answer for Criticisms.
Wishes Exoneration By Fellow Officers
lie fore Any Cival Action Dewey Will
Have To Serve With Illm Will Prob
ably lie Ramsey and Benhana Also.
WASHINGTON. July 24. The Wash
ington Post last night telegraphed Ad
miral Schley that in an editorial it in
sisted that he owed it to himself as
well as to his friends to begin proceed
ings against Mr. Maclay, the author of
the "History of the United States
Navy," to disprove the latter's charge,
adding, "Will you do this? Please wire
Today it received the following tele
gram: GREAT NECK, L. I., July 23 Edi
tor Washington Post: I believe the
first step should be investigation of all
matter by a court, then a civil action
afterwards. I am preparing to take
this course.
(Signed) "W. S. SCHLEY."
The Post in the morning, as a result
of extensive inquiries based upon the
admiral's dispatch, will say in part:
Admiral Schley proposes to ask an in
vestigation at the hands of a naval
court of inquiry and then to sue His
torian Maclay for libel. His action is
the sequel to the developments during
the past week, when the entire country
has been surprised by the publication
of the unexampled abuse poured out on
him in the third volume of E. S. Ma
day's "History of the United States
Navy," in which publication Schley is
said to hnve run away in "caitiff flight"
and is, in addition, denounced as a
coward, a cur and a traitor.
The Schley court of inquiry will un
doubtedly be one of the most celebrated
cases in the naval or military history
of the country. The high rank of the
officers involved in the controversy and
the intense public feeling which has
been aroused will combine to give the
investigation a dramatic interest
Nothing has occurred in Washington
for many years that will compare with
The appointment of the court of in
quiry is expected to be made by Secre
tary Long, though it would be in the
power of the president to make the se
lections if he chose. This is hardly
likely to occur, however.
Admiral Schley's letter asking for
the appointment of the court will e
addressed to Secretary Long, who is
his immediate chief. To address the
communication to the president, ignor
ing Secretary Long, would not only be
a breach of naval etiquette, but would
be totally at variance with Schley's
careful observance of punctilious pro
cedure. The court, therefore, will be
named by Secretary Long unless he
shall prefer to refer the matter to the
Mr. Long has already stated that ir
Admiral Schley requested a court of
Inquiry he would grant the request and
has also expressed his willingness to
personally select the court. While he
has not made any statement as to its
personnel, there is every reason to be
lieve that he favors Admiral Dewey
and Rear Admirals Ramsey and Ben-
ham, the two latter being now upon
the retired list.
Allen In Washington.
WASHINGTON, July 24. Governor
Allen of Porto Rico arrived here yes
terday afternoon. He came direct
from Canton. Ohio, where he saw the
president. The governor will now
confer with state department officials,
making a more detailed report on his
administration than he made to the
It is said that he may remain here
until after the issue of the president's
proclamation of the 25th announcing
free trade with Porto Rico. The be
lief is that he will then relinquish
his office, in which event the nomina
tion of Hon. William H. Hunt of Mon
tana, at present secretary of the
island, to the governorship of the
island is believed to be probable.
Illinois Corn Is Wilting.
CHICAGO. July 24. Although the
maximum temperature in Chicago yes
terday was, only 8C, five more persons
died from the effects of the terrific
heat of Sunday. Many others over
come during that day of unparalleled
torridity are in a serious condition.
The government thermometer regis
tered 102 at Springfield. There were
several prostrations and one death.
Will Ifanc; to Nearest Tree.
FORT . SILL, Okl., July 24. A law
and order league has been organized
here to suppress the dozens of crooks
who have infested the country since
the Kiowa-Comanche registration be
ban. The organization has decided to
print and distribute 1,000 handbills
bearing the following: "Notice is here
by served on all confidence men, pick
pockets, thieves and crooks who are
caught plying their vocations that they
will be hanged to the nearest tree."
dlULnl 0
hooting of Slayer of California Town
Wakes l'p the Cltiaens.
SANTA PAULA. Cai., July 23.
Mayor Hugh O'Hara of this place was
shot and probably fatally wounded
Sunday by Charles Waxsmith, an em
ploye of the Union Oil Well Supply
company. Since the shooting the
town has been In a state of turmoil
and for a time there was prospects of
a. lynching. There was a meeting of
300 angry citizens and the greatest
3xcitement prevailed. The shooting
was denounced in vigorous terms and
measures were taken to rid the
town of objectionable characters. The
shooting was the result of the mayor's
effort to preserve order among per
sons who insisted on fighting in the
streets. Four machinists Chas. Wax
smith, George Gregg, H. A. Wokley
and John Bettoms, are under arrest.
The men ordered the four men arrest
ed for fighting with a Mexican, but
before they were apprehended Wax
smith secured a pistol and deliberate
ly shot the mayor, who was sitting
in front of his own house.
China se Troops l' liable to Cope With the
LONDON, July 23. A dispatch
from Pekin says: Disaffection caused
by bandetti is prevalent in thirty dis
tricts in the central part of the prov
ince of Chi Li. The local officials are
cither disinclined or unable, with
the force at their command, to sup
press the troubles. Li Hung Chang,
as viceroy, is too busy to attend to
provincial matters. The troops sent
against the bandetti showed sympathy
for them, many of them having for
merly been soldiers. They are better
armed than the troops. In a recent
conflict 100 soldiers were killed. The
troops of Yuan Shih Kai. governor of
Shan Tung, are the only ones that
?an be trusted to act. The result of
iespatching some of them to quell the
lissatisfaction is not yet known. Even
if successful in one district, an up
rising is likely to occur as soon as
they depart for another. Complete
pacification will be extremely diffi
cult. Official appeals are constantly
reaching Li Hung Chang.
So Let rp of Hrsit ..u.l Dronth In the
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23. At
10 o'clock this morning the weather
bureau reported a temperature of 92.5
iogrees, which was equaled to that
3f yesterday.
The only report of rain or a lower
temperature in the southwest during
:he last forty-eight hours comes from
he Galveston coast, where a quarter
nch of rain fell, and the prospects
ire that yesterdays's record break
ng heat in Missouri, Kansas and the
territories will be equalled, if not ex
In Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas
City, Kan., for the thirty hours up to
10 o'clock this morning there have
been fifteen prostrations. Of this
aumber nine resulted fatally, yester-
lay and last night five in the Mis
souri city and four in Kansas City,
Iltmsndi Forty Thousand Dollars.
FORT DODGE, July 23. Miss Lu
11a S. Pickett, an Insurance agent of
his city, has brought suit against the
Sioux City & Pacific railroad for $40,
W0 for injuries which she alleges she
received by stepping from what was a
poorly lighted platform. Depositions
in the case are being taken here
Prominent legal talent has been se-
ured and the case promises to be an
interesting one.
Carrie Nation Fined.
TOPEKA, Kas., July 23. Mrs. Car
rie Nationa was today fined $100 and
given thirty days' jail sentence by
Judge Hazen in the district court for
disturbing the peace and dignity o"
the city by a Sunday joint raid last
March. There is no appeal and Mrs.
Nation must serve her time in prison.
Woman Badly Burned.
CLINTON, July 23. Mrs. William
Titus was burned, probably fatally, by
the ignition and explosion of gasoline
she was using in cleaning furniture.
Her clothing was burned from her
body and she was terribly burned on
the side and back.
Early Wheat Yields Well.
PIERCE, Neb., July 23. Pierce coun
farmers have started to harvest
their wheat. They find early wheat
will yield well, but that which was
planted late will not yield as good.
Death of a Soldier.
SIOUX CITY, July 23. News has
een received of the death of James
P. Scheeley of Sioux City, a member
of Battery A. Fifth artillery, in the
Philippines. Scheeley served with the
Fifty-second Iowa in the Spanish war.
More Bond's Purchased.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.
The secretary of the treasury today
purchased $31,590 short term 4 per
cnt bonds at $113.0465.
Minister Rockhill Announces An Under
standing in Brief Dispatch.
A Bond Issue of Vast Proportions A
Sinking Fund Will lie Provided and
Each Year Amount of Interest Urows
WASHINGTON, July 23. The state
department received a dispatch today
from Commissioner Rockhill at Pekin
announcing that a plan for payment
of the indemnity of the powers by
the Chinese government finally had
oeen adopted.
The amortization of the bonds to be
issued will begin in 1902, and the plan
contemplates the entire liquidation of
both principal and interest by 1940. It
is expected that China will raise 23,
000,000 taels annually. This sum is to
be used to pay the interest on tho
bonds and to form a sinking fund for
the ultimate liquidation of the prin
cipal. Sir. Rockhill's dispatch was very
brief and did not go into any details.
From their knowledge of the general
basis upon which the ministers have
been working, however, the state de
partment official" have a general idea
of the conclusions which have been
reached. The total amount of in
demnity which China will have to pay
will aggregate 430,000,000 taels and
bear 1 per cent annual interest. It i3
estimated that of the 23.000,000 taels
which China is to pay the first year,
IS 000,0'JO will be required for interest
and that 50,000,000 will be applied to
the sinking fund. Eeach year the
interest will grow less and the
amount set aside for the sinking fund
will increase, so that by 1940. when
the bonds are to be liquidated, the
interest will be almost normal.
The sources of revenue for the pay
ment of indemnity as understood here
are to be derived from the Gabette,
or salt tax, the maritime customs and
the likin tax, a portiou to be taken
from each.
The principal of the paymer.t of
the indemnity having been determin
ed upon, what remains now is to
evolve a plan for the execution. This
is not regarded as a serious problem.
The bonds guaranteeing indemnity
are to be distributed among the vari
ous powers on the basis agreed upon
heretofore. There will be no Interna
tional guarantes, but it is expected
that governments to whom the bonds
are allotted will see that purchasers
will be safe in their investments.
State department officials apprehend
that there will be no trouble upon the
part of the various governments in
disposing of these securities.
Governor Savage Appo nts Friday for
People's Supplications.
LINCOLN. July 23 Governor Sav
age yesterday issued the following
special message to the people of the
commonwealth :
Executive Department, Lincoln,
Neb., July 22. 'in response to impor
tunities and at the earnest request of
members of the ministry that a day
be set apart and designated as a day
upon which the people may meet in
their respective houses of worship and
offer up prayer to Divine Providence
for relief from destructive winds and
drouth, I hereby designate Friday,
July 20, 1901, as said day.
In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand this 22nd day of
July, 1901.
EZRA SAVAGE, Governor.
Lone Keeps Out of It.
Secretary Long this afternoon
cated to the newspaper men
called upon him that he did not care
to discuss further the revival of the
Sampson-Schley controversy. He said
however, that he had received a letter
from Mr. Maclay, in which the author
of the "Naval History of America"
agreed to his (the secretary's) state
ment that only the third chapter ct
his book (that relating to mobiliza
tion) had been placed In the secre
tary's hands upon the publication of
his book.
Registration at El Reno.
EL RENO, I. T., July 23. All pre
vious records were broken here today
when 14,556 persons registered. This
makes a total for El Reno of 93,048.
The registration for Lawton today was
2,253, making a total of 26.2S2. Grand
total 119,330.
llllunls Hottest In History.
heat records In Springfield were brok
en yesterday, when for three hours
the mercury in the government ther
mometer stood at 107. Thermometer
on the street level registered as high
as 110 in the shade. There were sev
eral prostrations. Director Guthrie of
the local weather bureau states that
reports from all ot? the state indi
cate that corn is withhstanding tho
3 and drouth remarkably welL .
Former President of Sonth Africa Loses
a Worthy Helpmeet.
PRETORIA, July 22. Mrs. Kruger,
wife of former President Kruger of
the South African republic, died yes
terday afternoon of pneumonia, after
an illness fo three days. She was 67
years old.
Mrs. Krugers long separation from
her husband and combined with the
death of her favorite daughter, Mrs.
Smith, last week, had completely
broken her spirit.
Mrs. Eloff and many other members
of the Kruger family were at her bed
side when she passed away.
LONDON, July 22. "Owing to the
Sunday telegraph hours in Holland,"
says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Hilversum. "Mr. Kruger was not in
formed of his wife's death until the
evening. The news was broken to him
by Dr. lleymans and Secretary IJoes
choten. Mr. Kruger, who had just re
turned from Hilversum church, burst
into tears and asked to be left alone.
He exclaimed: 'She was a good wife.
We quarrreled only once, and that was
six months after we were married.' He
prayed for a long t'.me and is now
calmly sleeeping, his bible beside his
"The Transvaal and Orange Free
btate flags flying above the white villa
were draped and haif-masted. Shortly
before the news came a crowd of coun
try girls had been singing a folksong
outside the villa."
Weather Bureau Reports Heat Over Kn
tlre Country.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 22. The
weather bureau last night issued the
following bulletin:
Practically the entire country was
covered by the hot wave today, ex
cept the immediate Pacific coast and
in the states of Iowa, Missouri and Il
linois; nearly all high previous rec
ords were exceeded. The maximum
high temperature line of 100 degrees
?ncirtles the entire great corn belt. At
Davenport and Dubuque, la., and at
Springfield, 111., the maximum of 106
degrees has been equalled but once be-
;ore, on August 12, 151. At cnicago
the maximum of 102 degrees equals
the previous high record of July 10 of
the present year. In the states of
Iowa, Missouri and Kansas the dura
tion of the present heated term is
without precedent, there having been
practically no interruption to temper
atures of 90 degrees or over since June
18, a period of thirty-four days. On
eighteen days of this period the maxi
mum temperature at Kansas City was
100 degrees or more.
There are as yet no indications of
any relief from the abnormal heat. No
rain has fallen in the corn belt for
the past three days and none is in
sight. It is of course probable that
scattered local thunder storms, which
are always accompanied by protracted
periods of heat, may fall at times, but
no hope can be entertained at this time
of any general rains or permanent re
Forecast Official.
ll Missouri Appeals to the Almighty
for Rain.
ST. LOUIS. July 22. Yesterday.
the day that Governor Doc.ery desig
nated for fasting and prayer to God
that the present drouth might be
broken in Missouri, all records for hot
weather in St. Louis were equalled.
the weather bureau thermometer on
the custom house registering 106 de
grees in the shade. On the streets
and in exposed places, the mercury
went many degrees higher The rec
ord broken was that of IOC. made in
the early '80s. As early lis 7 a. m..
the day gave promise of being un
usually warm. At that time the ther
mometer registered ninety degrees
and from then on uiuil 3:30 p. m.. the
mercury steadily climbed upward un
der the Impulse of a sun shining from
a cloudless sky.
General Cnahlng Dead.
WASHINGTON. July 22. Briradier
General Samuel T. Cushing. U. S. A.,
retired, formerly commissary general
of subsistence, died here.
Senator Clark in Russia.
ST. PETERSEN' RO. July 22. United
States Senator V. A. Clark, accord
ing to Novoe Vremya has joined with
Kieff capitalists in establishing a cop
per company having a capital of
15,000,000 roubles, Mr. Clark rupplying
12,000,000 roubles. With M. Gargelln,
one of the directors, Mr. Clark 1 go
ing to the government of Semipala
tinsk to examine the mines there.
Nebraska Man Meets With Foul Flay at
Lns Aagflea.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal., July 22.
R. G. Sines, of Winside, Neb., was
found dead on a street in Los Angeles,
Cal. The body was lying lace down
and in a pool of blood. The neck
was broken. The fact, together with
the presence of a Ccep discoloration
back of tho left ear. leads to the be
lief that the man was the victim of
Disorder and TJifetress Are Feared After
Oklahoma Opening.
Thousands of Campers Have hut Scanty
Rrtlou More Thau One Hundred
Thousand People Are Sure to Be Dis
appointed. FORT SIIJ-, July 22. Disorder and
distress will, it is feared, follow th
actual opening of the Klowo-Comanehe
reservation Augtit C. . It in estimated
that fully 150,000 person will have reg
istered for a chance to secure one of
the 13,000 claims to be awarded by
lottery when the registration booths
close July 2.
Thousand of perons now on the
reservation, who are neither mechan
ics nor artisans and who 'iaie littlo
or no money, announce thir intention
of settling around Lawton if they fail
to win a claim. Campers who came
in prairie schooners by the thousands
generally brought with them provis
ions sufficient only to last from five
to ten days. Continued drouth ha
caused the water to be restricted and
for days a hot wind has blown over
the prairies and the temperature has
averaged over the 100 mark.
With these conditions before them
many are already beginning to grum
ble and when this Is followed by dis
appointment over failure to draw a
lucky number the hope that bore many
up will doubtless give way to more
serious conditions.
Nonntl Precipitation Would ot Save
Farched Fields.
KANSAS CITY. July 22 The heat
yesterday broke all records, the tem
perature at 4 p. ni. being 101. Ther
mometers on the street at 11 o'clock at
night recorded 93. This is the thirty
second day of the hot spell and there
Is no indication of a change. In Kan
sas City, Kan., four deathx due to heat
were reported today.
Pracrs for rain 'r offered In
nearly all churches In Kansas City and
generally throughout Kansas.
So far as heard from no rain of any
consequence has fallen In any portion
of the drouth belt in the past twenty
four hours, and conditions everywhere
have been discouraging.
In normal years the rainfall between
July 21 and August 15 is light and a re
turn to normal precipitation woud not
save the parched fields.
Conservatives and Radicals Lose
French Elections Cooncils.
PARIS. July 22. The election for
the French councils general took place
yesterday throughout the provinces,
there being 1.455 of these department
al legislators to be chosen ia as many
The importance of the elections lies
in the fact that they serve a weath
ercock to Bhow the drift of public
opinion regarding the polI:y of tho
central government. Although tho
Isues involved are purely local, th?
voting is invariably conducted on strict
party lines. Moreover, many coun
cillors are also members of the senate
or of the chamber of deputies; and
their re-election or defeat is Indicative
of'the view their constituents take of
their parliamentary acts.
Only Way to I'revent Mew Outburst of
Trooble in China.
TIEN TSIN, July 22. Europeans
here consider that the prevention of a
speedy recrudescence of the trouble de
pends entirely upon the flrrrnes
displayed by the powers. It is though
that this fact should be recognized
in Europe and tho United Spates. The
general feeling in Tien Tsln Is that
China is In no wise overawed or re
pentant. Li Hung Chang Is reported to have
adopted an offhand tone toward a
member of tho provisional govern
ment and to have talked confidently
of oustiug the provisional government
The Chinese have recommended cut
ting telegraph wires.
t'neasiness at T'en Tsln.
TIEN TSIN. July 22. Considerable
uneasiness is felt here following the
resumption by the Chinese of the par
tial control of the city. The native
are cutting the telegraph lines outside
of Tien Tsin and fears of further vio-
lence are entertained.
Forest rires Work Havoc.
DENVER, Colo., July 22. DeatriK
tion by forest and prairie fires is re
ported from different points In the
Btate, directly attributable to the con
dition of grass and timber from th
long dry spell. Timber fires have b?en
burning several days near Mount Ev
ans, Long's Peak and on the Kenasha
range. From Boca and Prowera coun
ties, the center of the stock raising dis
trict, come reports of destructive pra.1
lis fires.