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I r Tlhie Plsv,ttsinnioitIhi JJowinsJ. VOL. 21. NO. 31, PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1901. 1.00 PER YEAR, V TRY TO HOB A TRAIN Tive Hacked Men Halt Baltimore & Ohic Flyer Near Chicago. THEY B10W LP TWO MAIL CARS Mi F.iprm Department Because of It I'nusnal Fu.lt ion Robbers Tbrratrn to Take the Life of the Englnrcr for the Mistake Made. CHICAGO. Aug. 1. The Baltimore & Ohio passenger train from the east, which was due to arrive in the Grand Central depot, Chicago, at 9 o'clock lust night, was held up by five masked men at 8 o'clock between Edgmore ani Grand Calumet Heights, Ind., thirty cne miles out from Chicago. One of the mail cars, which contain ed no monev. was wrecked with dyna mite. The attempt at robbery was made after the two mail cars had been detached from the train and run a quarter of a mile ahead. The failure of the robbers to make a rich haul was due to the fact that the express car, which contained the train's treasure, was in an unusual place. It was the third car in the train. After wrecking the mail car and obtaining no booty the robbers disappeared in the dark ness without attempting to rectify their mistake. The only loot that they carried away with them as a result of their adventure was the gold watch of the engineer. The train was the New York anl "Washington vestibule limited. Most of the trainmen were shot at and had nar row escapes from the bullets. No per son was injured, either by the dyna mite or firearms. Just before climbing into the cab the three men commenced to fire with their revolvers to frighten away all assistance. The shots produced th? liveliest kind of a panic in the sleeping cars, where the passengers made every efiort to hide their money and valu ables before the robbers could get at them. No attempt, however, was mad? to rob any of the passengers. After mounting the cab of the en gine the robbers, covering the engineer and fireman with their revolvers, made them step down and go back the length f two cars. They ordered the men to uncouple the first two cars, which wa Jone. They then hustled the two trainmen back inro the cab and. still keeping the engineer covered with re volvers, directed him to pull up some distance from the rest of the train. Engineer Collins ran up 200 feet and vac then directed to stop. He did so. and while one of the men remained ta guard him the others jumped off. and Lurling .dynamite at the door of the car which they judged to be the ex press car. burst open the door. Hastily climbing in to get at the safe, they were astonished to find that they had broken into a mail car. They threat ened th engineer with death for not telling them that the cars which he had uncoupled were not express cars and ordered him to return at once and uncouple the next behind the baggage cars. Climbing once more into his cab Collin3 backed his engine dowr coupled on to the third car, which the fireman was made to uncouple at the rear end. and still with the muzzle of the revolver at his head Collins was ordered to run down the track as be fore. He drew away from the balance of the train about the same distance as on the first occasion, and the robbers still leaving him under the charge of one of their number attacked the other car. When they reached it they found to their great wrath that they had opened another mail car and that it contained no money. The train had been delayed now fully thirty minutes and, fearing that if they delayed any longer, help would be coming to the train crew, the robbers gave up their V-cttempt to rob the train and ran into a thicket of scrub oaks at the side of the train and disappeared. Kentukv Drouth Ends. LOl I3VILLE, Ky., Aug. 1. The drouth in Kentucky was broken last night and this morning, when there were heavy rainfalls in Frankfort Owingsville. Danville. Paducah, Shel- byville, Paris, Carlisle, ancaster, Nich olasville. Burgin, Versailles and Hop- kinsville. Siege of Bnenos Ayrea Ended. WASHINGTON. Aug. 1. The stat department has received from the United States legation at Buenos Ayres telegraphic information to the effect that the state of siege declared in that capitol an July 5, by reason of politi cal disturbances, has been raised. Attempt on Life of Qaiwn. NEW YORK, Aug. 1. A dispatch to the Herald from Aix-Les-Bains says: Maria Pia, queen dowager of Portugal and mother of King arlos. has had a narrow escape from assassination. Her majesty was taking a course of the baths here, but was so perturbed by the attack upon her that she left Aix hastily for Rome. Details of the at tempted assassination are not obtain able at present. The police are said to have no clew up to the present time. IMPROVEMENT ELNDS SHORT. Missouri XII v er Commission Complains of ftburugr of t uuili. WASHING 1 O.N, July Jl. The an nual report ot the Missouri river com mission was received 'it the war de partment today. For last year tha sundry civil act carried $25O,uo0 to preserve existing improvements and to prevent threatened damage at Rulo, ana other points and $140,000 to com plete the lock and dam at Osage river, Missouri. The committee in its re port complains of the inadequacy of appropriations for accomplishing use ful results on the Missouri river, or tor making progress toward an ulti mate improvement. The fact that there is little commerce on the river the commission attributes to the con dition of the river, which is such that it is hazardous to run boats and im possible to obtain insurance at rea sonable rates. No commerce of con sequence can be expected until the river is put in navigable condition and opened to the mouth." The completion of the work from the mouth of the river to Jefferson City, the report says, would demon strate that the commerce would spring up and in addition millions would be added to the valley by pre venting destruction caused by ths river. The commission estimates that this result could be completed for 000.000 to $3,500,000, and recommends $1,000,000 for this work during the next fiscal year. For the Osage river $50,200 is recommended. WOOD'S STAY TO BE SHORT. Expects to Return to Havana as Soon as Ills Health Will I'ermlt. NEW YORK. July 31. General Leonard Wood, military governor cf Cuba, accompanied by Mrs. Wood and their three children, arrived here to day on the steamer Morro Castle from Havana. General Wood said to a re porter at the quarantine station: "I am feeling much better. I have not had any fever for ten days and have an excellent appetite. I intend going on board the steam yacht Ka nawha for a short trip along the New- England coast, where we hope to en joy a spell of cool weather. I expect my stay to be brief, as I intend to re turn to Havana at the earliest possible momer :. "When I left Havana everything vat remarkably quiet. I am highly gratified by the kindness shown me bv the whole Cuban people during mv ill- I ' R - ness. Mrs. Wood and familv will re main in quarantine until August 5 as the guests of Health Officer Doty and w ire. after which Mrs. Wood w ill proi ably join me on a visit to friends." General Wood left the Morro Castle at quarantine and went on board the Kanawha TOO MICH LIVE STOCK. f'hiladrlphia Yard .lammed With In saleable Cattle. PHILADELPHIA. July 31. The amount of live stock received this week breaks all records. Every stock yard in the city is jammed to the doers and cattle have to be killed al most faster than they can be taken care of for lack of room. Meat prices me dropping and threaten to go to un known depths. The cause of all this congestion is the recent drouth in the west. Nebraska. Kansas and Texas are simply packing up and sending tc the east so large an array of cattle that the most experienced men in the trade can thiDk of no way to work it Strike on ia San Franeisro. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., July 31. The labor trouble in this city reached a crisis today and as a result mari time traffic and labor along the shore are almost at a standstill, and in dustry is almost totally paralyzed. The order for a general walkout of the City Front Federation was made ef rective this morning. The City Front Federation comprises fourteen unions and organiaztions with a full member ship of about 13.000. Payne Returning Home. MILWAUKEE, July 31. Friends of Henry C. Payne, national republican committeeman of Wisconsin, receiveJ advices by cable today stating that Mr. Payne is at Nuremburg, not Ber lin, and that he will sail for home from Cherbourg. Condition of the Treasury. WASHINGTON. uJly 31. Today's statement of the treasury balances in the general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the di vision of redemption, shows: Avail able cash balance, $176,078,982; gold, J98.650.C98. Missouri Millionaire Die. ST. LOUIS. Mo.. July 31 Informa tion has been received in a telegram from Baltimore of the death of Col. John O'Day, of Springfield. Mo., from the effects of paralysis. He was a millionaire. In the early days of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad. CoL O'Day was first vice president and general counselor. He was chair man of the democratic state central committee in 1884 when his party in Missouri sent a solid delegation. PEACE STILL WAITING Fiat Day's Conference Fails to Settle the Great Steel Strike. UNIONISM APPEARS IN THE WAY Association aud Corporation Men Differ About Its Meaning Regular Men Ask Their Discharge, but Companies Thus Far Refuse. PITTSBURG. July 31. Disappoint ment and apprehension pervade the air of Pittsburg tonight because- of the failure of the executive board of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers to ratify the peace pro posals arranged at the conference in New York last Saturday between the national officers of the Amalgamated association and Messrs. Morgan, Schwab and Gary, representing the United States Steel corporation. When the conference opened today it. was confidently expected that an agreement w ould - be reached in a short time, but after a session, last ing from 9:50 a. m. until 6:30 p. m.. the conference adjourned without ar riving at any conclusion, so far as known. It meets again tomorrow. The protracted session indicates that the board is not satisfied wilt the provisions of the compromise measures and unless some modifica tions are made its ratification is doubtful. The opening of union mills to non-union workmen is the point on which the board hesitates, and the long distance telephone between New York and Pittsburg was worked fre quently today to get a modification of this clause. The workmen hold that this would give the mill owners full opportunity of crushing the union without a strike, by finding excuses to discharge union men and then fill their places with non-unionists. Another rock of dissension is salcl to be the retention in their present jobs of the men who worked as "strike breakers" at the various mills durine the strike. It is said that these men have been promised the protection of the manufacturers in case of a sef tlement and that the mill owners will not concede their dismissal at the re quest of the organization. The work ers, it is said, are willing to declare the mills now working non-union open mill lint etrpniifintlr nlift tn mv. : ,i n. -, , , - , ing all the nulls of th? combine classi- l fied a" open mills. All i conjecture, however, as it is imp:.-:sil)!e to get any definite state ment as to the day's conference from nny of the parties interested. When the board dispersed at C:30 evcry member was waylaid by persistent r.ewsppper men seeking information, but every question was answered by the stereotyped phrase. "We can say nothing; there is absolutely nothing to give to the public at this time." It is doubtful if the members of th"? general executive board of the Amal gamated association were ever so un communicative and reserved as they are since the meeting of today. Th full board was present, with the ex ception of National Trustee John Pierce, who was away on official busi ness HE DOES NOT CARE TO SERVE. Admiral Kimberly Auks to Be Excused from Coutt of Inquiry. WASHINGTON. July 31. A letter has been received at the navy depart ment from Admiral Kimberly asking to be excused from the Schley court of inquiry on account of the state of his health. The admiral is understood to be suffering from heart trouble The application was placed in the nanus of Secretary Long, who will dispose of the matter from his home in Higham, Mass. Admiral Schley has made answer to the precept. The letter was mailed by his counsel last night, but navy de partment officials say it has not yet been received at the department. Cristobal Colon Raised. WASHINGTON. D. C, July 31. Captain C. A. Flagler has reported to the chief of engineers that he has completed the work of removing the wreck of the Cristobal Colon from the entrance to San Juan harbor, Porto Rico, where she was sunk in an ef fectual effort to close the harbor. Freighted With Gold. SEATTLE, Wash.. July 31. The steamship Cottage City reached port at noon from Lynn Canal with forty passengers and $155,000 in Klondike gold. She left Skagway July 26. Accident on the Rock Island. KREMLIN, Okl., July 31. The northbound Chicago, Rock Island i- Pacific passenger train No. 2, which left El Reno at 7 o'clock, three houra late, crowded with departing home- seekers, was wrecked while going a full speed two miles south of here at 1:45 o'clock. C. L. McLain of Enid, Okl., was killed and twenty-four other passengers received cuts and bruise. It is believed, however, none -were fatally hurt. WASHINGTON ADMITS RAIN. Offlcial Bureau Reports ConGr the Weather News. WASHINGTON, July 30. Official advices to the weather bureau are con firmative of the press reports of the prevalence of rains over the corn belt last night with cooler weather than yesterday. During the past twenty four hours rain has fallen generally over that section, with some few ex ceptions, notably southern Ohio, Ken tucky and southwestern Nebraska. While not heavy in amount the rains are described officially as pretty fair for summer time. At Kansas City there was over an inch of precipita tion; from one-fourth to almost two inches in various parts of Iowa; in Nebraska the rainfall was fair; in eastern and northern Oklahoma there were some showers; in Missouri they were pretty fair. Showers are predicted for tomorrow east of the Mississippi river and fair weather west. Temperatures in the corn l?lt were generally above 90 degrees, but in som localities they did not get so high. For the next day or two the temperature will be reason ably moderate as compared with those of the heated ptriod. In many sections of the middle At lantic, states there have been high temperatures today, but in northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York they were reduced by showers. In Washington the weather has been exceedingly oppressive today, the thermometer registering a maximum of 97 degrees, with an unusual degree of humidity in the atmosphere. NEBRASKANS DRAW LAND PRIZES. These Men Are Winners In the Oklahoma Drawing. EL. RENO, Okl., July 30. Nebraska winners in the Oklahoma land draw ing are: John E. Long, Omaha, No. 496, Lawton district. Jacob Ridinger, Sutton, No. 14"; El Reno district. James H. Davey, Hebron, No. IOC; .21 Reno district. Joseph Shultz, jr., Schuyler, No. CI; El Reno district. Allen Tingley, Verdon No. 273; El Reno district. Alex Hamilton, Wymore, No. 3C2; El Reno district. Adolph Lutes. Columbus', Neb., No. 147; Lawton district. Guy J. Stewart, Helvey, Neb., No. 112; El Reno distiict. Iowa winners include: Dorii Roberts. Council Bluffs, No. C23; Lawton district. KANSAS IS SMIIINO NOW. Good Kalns Have Fallen TIirouliout the State. TOPEKA, Kan.. July 30 In the place of dry weatlier reports, ruined ci ops and hot winds in Kansas, now comes news of good rains, unfordable streams and a restoration of confi de nee. Most of the rains have come to the eastern and central patts of the state, but tonight the reports from the west indicate that the rain has extended clear through to the Colorado line. In Salina this afternoon the heaviest In weeks fell. Concordia reports that it has been Taining there for the past fcrty-eight hours at intervals, and that the situation is much improved. During a thunder storm in Concordia Carl Hammersbeck, the son of a farm er, was killed by lightning. At Ells worth a fine rain fell. Fnts a Qnletns on Gossip. WASHINGTON, July 30. Secretary Long this morning issued the follow ing general order: "All persons in the naval service are strictly enjoined to refrain from any public statement concerning the sub ject matter concerning the court of inquiry requested by Rear Admiral W. S. Schley. "JOHN D. LONG, Secretary." Boxers Bare 85.000 Men. LONDON, July 29 The so-called "allied villagers," according to native reports, include 25,000 well armed troops in southwestern Chi LI, says the Pekln correspondent of the Stand ard. Most of them are old Boxers or disbanded soldiers. They have cap tured all the imperial supplies sent overland from Pekin. Closing Green River Shops. CHEYENNE. Wyo.; -July 30. The Union Pacific shops at Green River will be closed down on August 1. Fifty men are employed there and these will be given work in the shops at Evanston, Rawlins or Cheyenne. Lonf Leave Thnrsdav. WASHINGTON, July 30. Secretary Long will leave here Thursday for hit- annual vacation, the major portion of which, will be spent at his home at Hingham, Mass. He probably will re turn to Washington during the early part of September, prior to the date when the Schley court of Inquiry meets. Assistant Secretary Haskett. who hat been spending several weeks at his country home in Newcastle, N H., will a-:t as secretary. LANDS DRAWN BY LOTS Karnes of Lucky Applicants Come from the Fortune Wheel. A WOMAN AMONG THE LICKIEST Is Second Only to James K. Wood In the I .a w ton District Cireat Enthusiasm Boring the Drawing The Great Crowd Worn Oat Waiting. EL RENO, Okl., July 30. The great land lottery began at 9:45 o'clock yes terday morning. Twenty thousand excited, expectant people jammed and crowded about the platform on which, from the wheels of fortune, the gov ernment officials superintended the drawing of the lucky numbers to those of the 1C7.000 applicants who will receive a homestead among the 13,000 in the Kiowa-Comanche coun try. The approach to the stand of the commissioners guarding the precious bundles of envelopes containing the thousands of applications was the sig nal for a great demonstration that was renewed w ith fervor from trme to time during the progress of the arrange ments. It was 11 o'clock when finally ten boys, five lor the El Reno district and five for the Lawton district, were lined up before the two wheels and awaited the word to draw out the first enve lopes from the receptacle. A mighty cheer arose, repeated again and again, and the multitude pushed closer to the platform. Eager, drawn faces watch ed every movement of those about the wheels and necks were craned to hear the name or the nrst winner. A mo ment later when a deputy marshal called loudly for the order the crowd was stilled instantly. At 9:35 Colonel Dyer, one of the three commissioners, read the presi dent's proclamation relating to the drawing. This finished, the envelopes were placed in the wheels, each was turned repeatedly to insure a generous mixing up, and then in another mo ment the drawing was on. The first envelope taken from the wheels contained the name of James R. Wood of Weatherfcrd, Okl., who had registered for a homestead in the Lawton district. Mattie H. Brals of Wichita, Kan., whose birthplace is in Missouri, drew No. 2 in the Lawton district. The crowd went frantic over the announce ment, but became quiet instantly and listened intently to hear the names f of the other fortunates. Without doubt Woods and Miss Beals, who have the right to make the first filings, will select the two quarter sections adjoining the Lawton town site dis trict and which are believed to be worth $40,000 each. When Colonel Dyer, the commis sioner, in thunderous tones announced the woman's age as 23, her height the same as that of Mr. Wood, 20,000 persons shouted in chorus: "They must get married." No. 1 in the El Reno district is Stephen A. Holcomb of Pauls Valley I. T., and No. 2 is Leonard Lamb of Augusta, Okl. Each succeeding winning for a time was met with shouts of applause and merriment. All was pleasantry Every man, though he did not draw a prize from the wheels today, had steadfast faith that tomorrow or the next day would surely see him the possessor of a slip reading him a title clear to 160 acres of Oklahoma land So in the success of friends or rela tives, unfortunate ones today instead of bewailing their lot cheered lustily as familiar names were called out. The crowd fairly exhausted them selves and when the close of the draw ing for the day was announced at C o clock huncweds who had neither eaten nor drank during the day sank tc the ground where tbv stood from sheer fatigue, or dragged themselves to better places of rest or to refresh ment booths uptown. The day was re markably free from quarrels and gen eral satisfaction with the govern ment's method of disposing of the land was felt. It has been found that many hun dred applicants have "repeated" and that others are so ineligible that they will be thrown out. Over this much discord has resulted and the outcome may be an appeal to the courts. Secretary Boys Bonds. WASHINGTON. July 30. The sec retary of the teasury today purchasM short term bonds as follows: ' Twenty five thousand dollar 3s at $109,118; five thousand dollar 3s at $109,118: $5,000 5s at $109,288; $1,500 4s at $113,833. Troops at Sbsnghal to Stay. LONDON, July 30. The Shanghai correspondent of the Globe, cabling to day says: The assurances given in the House of Commons (July 23) by Lord Cranborn, the under foreign secretary, that the German and 1-Tench troops are only temporarily here, are refuted by the fact that both nations lities are erecting massive, permanent' barracks, which will take two years to complete, indicating1 that many years' occupa tion is contemplated. i WEATHER BL'REAU ENCOURAGED. Rain Bavlng Fallen It Believes the Corn Belt Will Get More. WASHINGTON July 29. Th weather bureau's advices from -the great corn belt Saturday were more encouraging than any that have come to hand for forty days, showing in the opinion of the forecasters that the drouth has been broken by general showers in many portions of that sec tion and with a prospect of their con tinuation today. Coincident with the fall of rain have come reduced tem peratures. With few exceptions the temperatures reported were not ob normally high, no maximums of 100 degrees being reached. West of the Mississippi river they were generally in the neighborhood of 90 degrees. The forecasters, while not making any specific predictions as to the ef fect of the rain on the crops, express the opinion that all those crops which have net been irreparably ruined will be benefited by the breaking of th" drouth. The late crops naturally would be helped the most. The reports show that during the past twenty-four hours showers were quite general in he corn belt and were heavy over much of the state of Iov. a and over part of the corn belt not hitherto visited by rains, including western Nebraska, southern Missouri and Oklahoma. INDIANS INTEND TO FILE. Tind a Means of Bolding Lands In the Reservations. OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T., July 29. Keo Tuck, an Indian, has given notice at the land office at EI Reno of his in tention to file upon the quarter sec tion of land adjoining the town site of Lawton, which will be the rrij;;ipal town in the new country of the Kiowa and Comanche reservation. This is probably the most valuable tract of the entire 13.000 to be opened. The application is made under a section of the United States statutes passed in 1SS7, which gives to every homeless Indian the right to go to any part of the public domain and to make entry for any tract of land that Is not in the possession of a homesteader. The section has never been repealed and the right of the Indians who have no allotments or who were omitted from the tribal roils is one that they can exercise at any time, it is stated. THOUSAND SIEVE R D0EL4RS. Sacl of Money Binappenrs from Chi ca Eo National Bank. CHICAGO. July 29. A sack of 1.C0D silver dollars has mysteriously disap peared from the Commercial National bank and all of the detectives have been put on the case, but their ef forts so far have been futile. The package was left outside cf the vaul y mistake when the bank closed for the night and since then no trace of it can be found. mis is me second strange uisap- pearance of a package cf money be longing to the Commercial National bank within a year. Detectives are still looking for a $20,000 bundle of bills shipped by the bank with the Adams Express company to the Na tional State bank of Burlington. Ia.. August 17 last. When the package was opened at Burlington it contain ed only Blippings of papers. OMAHA MAN SELECTED. Dr. Foster. Chairman of Nebraska Com m It tee. to Be at Land Drawing. EL RENO. Okl.. July 29. Governor Richards, chairman of the committee appointed by the president to conduct the drawing of the new lands to be opened for settlement, suggested that each state select a committee to be present at the drawing to see it was fairly and honestly conducted. Acting upon his suggestion the Ne braskans met and selected the follow ing committee: Dr. H. A. Foster of Omaha, chairman; J. E. Jones of Hast ings, George Hess of Omana. F. A. Sweezy of Blue Hill and Amos Quinn of Beatrice. Their headquarters are at the law office of Crow & Jones, room 4, Warren block. Kansas Thoroughly Hoaked. ATCHISON. Kan.. July 29Tbe d.outt in northern Kansas, whch hac lasted without Interruption since Aptil 1L, was broken Saturday niht anl Sunday morning. The Missouri Pacific railroad has received reports from all its stations which extend COO mibs westward from the Missouri river anl ncrihward Into Nebraska, aoc all ex cept two or three report a downpour oZ from one-fourth of an inch to two 'aches. The rain was a steady, dr.'- r.'ing ore. ' Arizona's Total Acreage. WASHINGTON, July 29. According to a bulletin issued by the census bu reau there are 5,809 farms in Arizona, with a total acreage of 1,933,327 acres. of which 254.521 are improved. Oi these farms 1,769 are owned by In dians. Crisp! Growing Worse. NAPLES, July 29. The bulletin Is sued late tonight regarding the con dition of Signor Francesco Crispl sayi ifce heart trouble is increasing. THE FINAL ACT IS NEAR Kcxj Thousands Are in El Eeno to 'Wit cess the Great Laid Lottery, EXPECTANCY AM0N0 H0MESEEKERS Everyone ('"ufldent of Being a share bolder of the Lucky Few Not as In citing as a -Run" Applicants Bare But One 1'ti a ore In Thirteen to Gef a I'rise EL RENO, Okl., July 29. All is ex pectancy tonight amor g the thousands of homeseekers here over the grand lottery that begins tomorrow morning. There are 13,0u0 claims to be distrib uted, iind so each of the lGi.8ti3 per sons who have registered during the last firtcen days has about one chance in thirteen of winning. It is a long shot, but every one apparently feels confident of being numbered among the luck', and in consequence the best of good nature prevails. While the Bccne lacks the great ex citement of the "run" which has here tofore been a part of other land ojx-n-ings in this part of the country, the last act in the throwing open to settle ment of the Kiowa-Comanche reserva tions will not be without life and ani mation. The drawing will take place in the center of the city and will be witnessed by thousands of people. It will be accomplished on a large plat form in the open air, around which the sloping hillsides form a natural amphitheater. A commission appointed last week by Secretary Hitchcock and composed of W. A. Richards, assistant commis sioner of the general land office, and who has had charge of the registra tion, D. P. Dyer of St. Ix;uis, former United States district attorney, and Frank Dale, ex-chief Justice of Okla-, homa, will have the drawing in (barge. The actual drawing will be both novel and extremely interesting. On the platform will be two oblong box wheels, each fifteen feet in length, one to hold the names of the applicants for homesteads in the El Reno dis trict, and the other for those of the Lawton district. Into these wheel will be placed envelopes containing names of all the registered applicants. The envelopes will have first been brought to the. platform in packages consecutively numbered. A corresponding series of numbers upon slips will be placed in another receptacle, from which they v ill be drawn out at random. The packa?e of envelopes bearing the fir.t number drawn will be the first to be placed in the drawing bcx and well dirtributed. when another number will Le drawn and another package of envelopes dis tributed, and this course wiil be con tinued until all of the envelopes have been placed in the box wheels, after which the wheels will be revolved for a sufficient length of time to insure a thorough mixing of the envelopes. In each wheel there are five aper tures from which the enevlopes will finally be drawn. Ten men for each aperture will perform the actual draw ing. The order in whirh they will be gin at each wheel will be determined by lot. The first envelope drawn will be No. 1, which will be at once opened and the identification slips which it con tains will be given a corresponding number, and the name and residence which appear upon the slip will be publicly announced. This course will be pursued, numbering each envt loje and its contents consecutively, until twenty-five numbers have been drawn from one box, when an equal number will be drawn from the other box in a similar manner. This course will be pursued until 500 names have been drawn from each box, when, if the committee deem is best to do so. ar rangements will be made for drawing simultaneously from each box. After the names have been drawn and announced they will be recorded and a notice prepared to be made to the one whose name is drawn. The drawing will proceed in this manner until every envelope in both boxes has been drawn out. The Exposition Is Faying. BUFFALO. July 29. President John Q. Millburn of the Pan-American ex position issued a statement today which in part says: "The exposition has been more than paying its ex penses since the beginning of June and has already accumulated a consider able surplus. An attendance during August, September and October of the total attendance at Chicago in Octo ber alone will pay all the obligations of the exposition and will leave a sur plus." May Cans Complications. DENVER. July 29. William Rad- cliffe, owner of the lease on the Grand Mesa lakes in Delta county, has been summoned to Washington for consult ation with the state department. This gives an international aspect to the re cent shooting of two men by a deputy game warden, the burning of Rai- cliffe's hotel and the threatened lynch ing of the proprietor by a mob of Delta county citizens. Radcliffe claims to ha a subject of King Edward.