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The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Thb senate was not In session on the 21st....
In the house a resolution proposing an amend
merit to the constitution providing for the elec
tion of senators by the direct vote of the peo
ple was passed by a two-thirds majority. The
somite amendments to the Indian appropria
tion bills were disagreed to and conferrees ap
pointed. A pctitloa from residents of Des
Moines. Ia.. asking for the Impeachment ot At
torney General Olney was presented.
Senator Gorman (dem.. Md.) in a speech
In the senate on the 23d which occupied three
hours in delivering, charged the president
with duplicity in connection with the tariff
bill and three of his associates testified to the
truth of his charges In the house no quorum
was present and no business was transacted.
Discussion of the conference report on the
tariff bill was resumed in the senate on the
V4th and Senator Hill N. Y.) devoted more
than two hours to a defense of the president in
reply to Senator Gorman's attack of the
previous day In the house a bill was passed
lor the reinstatement of clerks dismissed from
the railway mail service between March 15 and
Moy 1. lSStt. Mr. Hurter (O.) introduced acorn-
promise tariff bill.
On the 25th the senate agreed to the con
ference report on Uie legislative, executive and
Judicial appropriation bill and further dis
cussed the conference report on the tariff
bill In the house bills were passed placing
the widow of Gen. John M. Corse on'the pen
sion list at $100 per month, and (.permitting
fourth-class postmasters to administer oaths
to pensioners In remote districts.
Sknatok Vilas (Wis.) replied at great
length to Senator Gorman's attack upon the
president when the tariff bill was called up in
the senate on the 26th. A motion to place coal
and iron on the free list was defeated. A reso
lution calling on the attorney general for copies
f all correspondence with railroad officials in
connection with the recent Chicago strike was
adopted In the house the conference report
on the fortifications bill was agreed to and
Mime twenty interstate and foreign commerce
bills were passed.
Mr. and Mrs J. W. Edwards and
son and a book agent whose name was
unknown were drowned in Otsego
lake near Cooperstown, N. Y., by the
capsizing' of a boat.
Michael L. Doyi.e, dry goods dealer
in New York, failed for SIOO.OOO.
Ei'oenk V. Debs and nine other mem
bers of the American Railway union
were held for trial on charge of con
spiracy by Commissioner Bloodgood at
A fourteex-y ear-old girl, 7 feet and
3 inches tall, died of consumption at
her home near Fort Wayne, Ind.
The gold reserve in the treasury on
the 23d was $60,000,000, the lowest on
The Rosebud mill at Cripple Creek,
Col., one of the most complete gold ore
reduction plants in the country, was
destro3'ed by fire. Loss, S150.000.
Three persons were killed and fifteen
injured in a collision on the Big Four
at Griffiths Station, O., due to an engi
Polish commonwealers demanded
food in Clyde, O., and were driven
from town by the local military com
pany. George Hudson, a striking miner at
Coalburg, Ala., shot and killed Charles
Cole, James Smith and N. 11. Gay, dep
uty sheriffs, and fatally wounded an
other. At Luraville, Fla., John Thomas
fired upon a mob of would-be-lynchers,
killing the leader and fatally wound
ing four others.
Three men and a boy were killed by
the caving walls of a cesspool they
were cleaning at Winona, Minn.
Three men were killed and two
others seriously injured by the break
ing of an elevator drum in a New York
Is discussing the Hawaiian question
the president's cabinet concluded that
the new government must be recog
nized. Fou women while bathing in the
San Joaquin river near Fort Washing
ton, Cal., were caught in an eddy and
Incendiaries saturated thirty resi
dences in Jeffersonville, lnd., with oil
and set fire to one of them in an at
tempt to burn the city.
According to government reports
corn in Iowa, Minnesota and the Da
kotas was perishing owing to the lack
Armed bodies of coke strikers who
have been terrorizing workmen in
Pennsylvania are to be suppressed by
the state militia.
Frank Matchicz, Michael Delenneg
and Charles Drewiacz were drowned
in the Susquehanna river at Plymouth,
Pa., by a boat capsizing.
Fire started from a locomotive
spark, destroyed the business portion
of Chenoa, 111., entailing a loss of
Samuel Mills, of Johnstown, N. Y.,
Khot his wife in a fit of jealousy and
then himself. They leave six small
Seven of the eight children of Mr.
and Mrs. Kruse, of Humboldt, S. D..
died of diphtheria.
After hearing all the arguments ad
vanced by both sides Judges Woods
and Grosscup decided in Chicago that
the contempt proceedings against E.
V. Debs and others of the American
Railway union were in the nature of
proceedings in equity and that there
fore the defendants could not be dis
charged on their denial of the charges,
but must stand trial.
The village of Colon a, 111., was al
most wiped off the map by a fire, the
origin of which was a mystery.
William Melville, correspondence
clerk of the Bank of California at San
Francisco, confessed that during the
last thirteen years he had stolen 35,
000 of the bank's funds.
Fire destroyed the business portion
of Great Bend, N. Y., a village of 3,000
Threr Forks and Watson, prosper
ous towns in British Columbia, have
been completely destroyed by forest
Capt. Erskine Carson died at Hills
boro. O.. from a bullet wound received
at the Crst battle of Bull Run.
Mistaking his father and sister for
thieves. William Collins, of Birming
ham, Ala,, killed both of them by
Forest fires along the line of the
Northern Pacific in Wisconsin were
dying out, there being nothing more
Three firemen were killed, several
persons injured and 205 horses burned
to death in a fire at Washington.
Wilson Socle, a millionaire at Roch
ester, N. Y., was dragged over stone
pavements by runaway horses until
life was extinct.
John Craig, an ex-police officer at
Los Angeles. Cal., shot and killed his
father-in-law and his mother-in-law.
and fatally wounded his brother-in-law,
The recent labor troubles cost the
state of Ohio $150,000.
Further action in the case of Eu
gene V. Debs and his associates was
discontinued in Chicago until Septem
ber 5 and the defendants were released
Owing to a grudge masked men at
Meeker, Col., scabbed and clubbed to
death 350 sheep belonging to Gen. S.
General managers predict that
within five years railroads will own all
of their equipment except sleeping
What was supposed to have been
an incendiary fire destroyed the busi
ness portion of Griggsville, 111.
Henry Romanna, of Chicago, fired
eight shots at Herr Zeitunjr, inventor
of a bullet-proof vest, in a successful
test in New York.
While inspecting a mine at West
Pittston, Pa., Col. Mason, superintend
ent, and Foreman William Wilson fell
down the shaft and were killed.
The First national bank of Grant,
Neb., closed its doors, depositors be
ing left to the amount of about S'25,000.
Six of the men who were implicated
in the tarring of Adjt. Gen. Tarsney,
of Colorado, have been arrested. "
William Tiler (colored), charged
with assault, was hanged by a mob at
Charles Wilson (colored) was ex
ecuted in the jail-yard at St. Louis for
the murder of Moses Hodges on No
vember 8. 1892.
Reports from all western states in
dicate the hottest weather ever known.
Great damage to crops would result.
Wallace Burt, a half-breed Indian
who murdered Samuel L. Rightly and
his wife, an aged couple for whom he
worked, was banned at Dayton, Pa.
Statistics of the recent strike show
that the railroads in Chicago lost
$355,000 in cars burned by the rioters.
Gens. Coxey, Kelly and Frye deserted
their armies in Washington, advising
the commonwealers to get themselves
arrested and cared for by the author
ities. Mrs. Jacor Trader, an eloping
woman of Calhoun county, W. Ya.,
hampered by her 4-year-old daughter,
tied the child to a stake and burned
her to death.
The recent census in Michigan gives
the state a population of 2,239,374, a
gain of 145,485 since 1890.
Revenue officers unearthed an illicit
distillery in New York having a capac
ity of 1,000 gallons daily.
At Cleveland Alix trotted a mile in
2:08 and Ryland T. in 2:07J. Twelve
heats were trotted in an average of
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Nominations for congress were made
as follows: Iowa, Sixth district, John
F. Lacey (rep.), renominated; Seventh,
J. R. Barcroft (pop.); Ninth, A. L.
Hager (rep.). Illinois, Fifteenth dis
trict, Truman Plantz (dem.). Indiana,
Tenth district, Yalentine Zimmerman
(dem.). Kansas, Second district, H.
L. Moore (dem.). Kentucky, Third
district, C. A. McElroy (dem.).
James R. Godefrot, the last chief of
the Miami tribe of Indians, died at his
home near Fort Wayne, lnd.
George E. White was nominated for
congress by the Fifth district repub
lican convention in Chicago.
Frederick F. Low, governor of Cali
fornia from 1SC3 to 1807, died at San
Francisco, aged 66 years.
J. G. Cannon was renominated for
congress by the republicans of the
Twelfth Illinois district.
The following congressional nomi
nations were made: Wisconsin, First
district, H. A. Cooper (rep.) renomi
nated. Iowa, Seventh district, J. A. T.
Hull (rep.) renominated. Missouri,
Sixth district. Rev. A. B. Francisco
(pop.). Maine, First district, Thomas
B. Reed (rep.) renominated.
Congressional nominations took
place as follows: North Carolina, Third
district, J. D. Shaw (dem.); Eighth,
II. Bower (dem.). Indiana, Eighth dis
trict, E. V. Brookshire (dem.) renom
inated. Kansas, First district, U. C.
Solomon (dem.); Seventh, Jeremiah
Simpson (pop.) renominated. Arkansas,
Sixth district, Robert Neil (dem.) re
nominated. Missouri, Sixth district,
D. A. De Armond (dem.) renominated.
Illinois republicans in state conven
tion at Springfield nominated Henry
Wulff for treasurer, G. M. Inglis for
superintendent of public instruction,
and S. A. Bullard, Alexander McLean
and Mrs. J. M. Flower for trustees of
the state university. The platform
favors protection to American indus
tries, favors liberal pensions to sol
diers, the use of gold and silver as
money metals upon a parity of values,
and arraigns the present democratic
governor of the state as the most con
spicuous case of misfit in official life.
In convention at Des Moines the
Iowa republicans nominated W. M.
McFarland for secretary of state, C. G.
McCarthy for auditor, J. S. Herriott
for treasurer, Milton Remley for at
torney general, C. L. Davidson for rail
road commissioner, and C. T. Granger
and H. K. Deemer for supreme court
judges. The platform declares for a
system of protective duties so adjusted
that every American resource can be
developed by American labor, adheres
to the declaration of the national re
publican party in 1892 upon its mon
etary policy, favors the exclusion of
pauper immigrants' and liberal pen
sions tc soldiers.
that the federal courts of this
Candidates for congress were nomi
nated as follows: Illinois, Eleventh
district, William Hirchey (pop.); Four
teenth, David W. McCulloch (pro.).
Iowa, Third district, D. B. Henderson
(rep.)., renominated. Indiana, First
district, James A. Boyce (pop. ). Ohio-,
Seventh district. R. S. Thompson
(pro.). Maryland, First district, J. W.
Mills (dem.). North Carolina, Eighth
district, W. H. Brown (dem.). Penn
sylvania, Nineteenth district. J. A.
Gen. A. J. Pleasanton, originator of
the blue glass theory, died at his home
in Philadelphia, aged 86 years.
Rev. Francis A. Hoffman, aged 88
years, the oldest Evangelical preacher
in the United States, died a Reading,
The Wisconsin republicans in con
vention at Milwaukee nominated the
following ticket: Governor, W. II.
Upham; lieutenant governor, Emil
Baensch; secretary of state, Henry
Casson; treasurer, S. A. Peterson; at
torney general, W. A. Mylrea; super
intendent of public instruction, John
Q. Emery; railroad commissioner, Dun
can McKenzie; insurance commis
sioner. Dr. W. A. Frecke. The plat
form favors protection to American in
dustries, the use of silver as a currency
to the extent only that it can be cir
culated on a parity of gold, entire sep
aration of church and state, free com
mon schools, and recognizes the right
of laborers to organize, using all hon
orable measures for the purpose of
dignifying' their condition and placiuer
them on an equal footing with capital i
to the end that both fully understand j
that they are iriends and are equal to
each other and to the prosperity of the
In convention at Grand Forks. N. D.,
the democrats nominated Judge Tem
pleton for judge of the supreme court
and Budd Reeves for congress. The
platform declares for bimetallism, de
mands that all money be issued by the
government, demands tariff for reve
nue only and the speedy passage of re
form tariff laws.
The spread of cholera was assuming
alarming proportions at St. Peters
burg, Russia, the deaths numbering
Over a thousand persons are now
known to have lost their lives in the
recent earthquakes in Turkey.
Storms and floods in Western India
caused much damage to the crops and
many lives were lost.
Mars an Jfc Brosseau, Montreal hay
shippers, failed for S200.000.
Actual hostilities were reported to
have been begun in the dispute be
tween China and Japan.
Twenty-six tenement houses in St.
Jean Baptist, a village of Quebec, were
dastroyed by fire and four persons were
Excessive heat was reported in Eu
ropean cities, and many deaths had oc
curred in Berlin and Yienna.
Cholera was rapidly spreading in
Galicia, especially in the western dis
trict of Cracow and in the eastern dis
tricts near the Russian frontier.
Seventeen seamen were drowned by
the wrecking of the British bark La
Lacheur off Cape St. James, on Pro
Mexican bandits held up the stage
near Perota, Vera Cruz, and stole 54,000,
besides robbing the passengers of val
uables. War was declared between China
and Japan, and the king of Corea was
imprisoned by the Japanese.
Disastrous floods and hurricanes de
stroyed many lives and much prop
erty along the Tagus, in Spain.
In the United States senate on the
27th the tariff bill was sent back to
conference without amendment. Ad
journed to the 30th. In the house a
message was received announcing that
the senate insisted on its amendments
to the tariff bill and had agreed to the
request of the house for a further con
ference. The evening session was de
voted to private bills.
TnE republican state convention of
Massachusetts will be held at Boston
There were 249 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 27th. against 236 the week
previous and 386 in the corresponding
time in 1S93.
Thomas R. Horton, of Fultonville,
N. Y., editor of the Republican, died at
the age of 72. He served in congress
from the Eighteenth district of New
York from 1855 to 1857.
At Briceton, O., David Kline and his
wife and child were killed, poison hav
ing been placed in the well from which
A fire that broke out in J. H. Dor
sey's woodworking establishment at
Tampa, Fla., caused a loss of $100,000.
Wabash freight engines collided
near Lafayette, Ind., and Engineer
Clark and Brakeman Donohue were
Dick Green was hanged at Mount
Pleasant, S, C, for the murder of Nan
cy Drayton in April last. Both were
Dun's review of trade says business
is rendered uncertain by tariff delay
and the blockade of traffic by strikers.
The business portion of Lucksville,
O., was destroyed by fire, and William
Wilson, owner of a big factory, iell
down an elevator shaft and was killed.
Bryant Dawson and Joseph Yowell,
young business men of Mount Vernon,
Ind., were drowned while bathing in
the Ohio ri7er.
Fire of an incendiary origin swept
away many business houses in Celina,
O., the loss being $150,000.
Harrison Duncan (colored), who
murdered a policeman in St. Louis Oc
tober 6, was hanged for the crime at
The northern districts of Mississippi
were swept by a fierce hailstorm, caus
ing great destruction of crops.
Northern Wisconsin was being
swept by the worst forest fires in the
history of the state. The losses al-1
ready amounted to millions of dollars.
The towns of Phillips, Fine Id and Ma
son had been wiped out, and it was
feared that several lives had been lost.
tbarTfifteen different .atiinni.
SCOURGED BY FLAMES.
Wisconsin Towns Are Attacked
by Forest Fires.
Phillip. Fifield, Mason and Shore Cross
ing Are Destroyed The Residents Fly
for Safety Fears That lira
Have Been Lost.
Ashland, Wis., July 28. Forest fires
are producing great suffering and loss
throughout this vicinity. On the Wis
consin Central railroad it is impossible
to move trains. Phillips, the head
quarters of the John R. Davis Lumber
company, a manufacturing town of
8,000 people, is totally destroyed by
fire, and only a few buildings remain
A dispatch from Fifield, a small sta
tion a few miles this side of Phillips,
says that 500 women and children from
Phillips are in the woods there with
out shelter. They sent a request for
food and supplies, as the supply at
Fifield is very short.
The train that started from here
Friday evening was obliged to return,
as bridges are totally destroyed a few
miles south. Communication with Fi
field is now shut off and it is feared
that the town is also on fire. Along
the Omaha line the fires are raging
with terrible fierceness.
Shores Crossing, a little village 8
miles west of Ashland, was destroyed
Friday afternoon; not a building re
mains standing and the homeless fam
ilies were brought to Ashland. The
railroad bridges near there were de
stroyed and at 4 o'clock Friday after
noon a fast Omaha freight and sixteen
loaded cars were entirely burned.
Both the engineer and fireman wera
injured and the brake men are missing.
Loss to cars and freight many thou
sands of dollars.
Mason, a small town south on
the Omaha line, caught fire at 3
o'clock. The White River Lumber
company's mill, with 40,000,000 feet of
lumber in the yards, was destroyed,
and at 6 o'clock the latest report re
ceived here said the entire town
was threatened. The Omaha bridge
across the White river at Mason is
burned. Railroad officials say the loss
at Mason is fully SI, 000.000, with S250,
At 7 o'clock Ed Ensign, a prominent
lumberman, telegraphed from Fifield
for bread and meat to be sent down
there at once; that there were 500
women and children between Fifield
and Phillips without food and the fire
raging fiercely around them. It is
feared many lives are lost as with the
hundreds of women and children in
the woods and fire all around them
some must surely perisli.
The tannery and immense lumber
ing concern at Phillips are among the
ruins, so that the loss will be apalling.
The Central passenger, which was due
here from Milwakee Friday afternoon,
is at Chelsea unable to pass Phillips.
The Omaha freight train destroyed
near Shores Crossing was loaded
with wheat. A wrecking crew
is now at work, but the en
gine will be the onlj' part of
the train saved. The fire came upon
Shores Crossing with terrible rapidity
and residents there lost everything
they possessed. Not a structure of any
kind remains standing there. A dozen
bridges on the Omaha line have been
burned and railroad men say it will
take two weeks to rebuild one de
stro3ed at Mason.
Homesteaders in the outlying dis
tricts are all fleeing into the nearest
towns, leaving their homes to the fury
of the flames. So far no loss of life ia
reported. The fire department is care
fully guarding the outside limits of
Ashland, and the city is not in any
immediate danger. News from Hurley
states that town has been enveloped in
a dense cloud of smoke all day, with
fires on nearly every side.
Medford, Wis., July S. What is
known as Powell's mills, 8 miles west
of here, sent word early Friday morn
ing asking for assistance on account
of forest fires. The hand engine was
dispatched at once with teams and 100
men went to the rescue and
arrived none too soon to save
the mill residence for the time
being. Small farmers in the vicinity
moved their families and what little
they could gather on a wagon and
came to the mill site. For two hours
Friday afternoon 150 men, women and
children were confined on five acres of
ground surrounded by a seething mass
of flames and almost stifled by clouds
of smoke. All comranication or means
of escape was cut off.
Live stock is lying by the side of the
road burned to a crisp. Great fears
are entertained for a dozen farmers
who live northeast of Powell's mills,
whose one road of exit is surrounded,
by fire. Word has been received here
that six families between Chelsea and
Rib Lake were burned out. The Wis
consin Central mail train which
reached here six hours late is stopped
here as a railroad bridge between here
and Chelsea is burned.
Grand Rapids, Wis., July 28. Ex
tensive fires are running in the woods
and marshes north and west of here.
The cranberry marsh owned by Dr.
Witter was burned and much of the
extensive Spafford marsh has txten de
stroyed. The fire is very near the city
of Centralia. Great volumes of smoke
are rising on a heavy wind. Ther
mometers indicated as high as 103 de
grees in the shade Friday.
SENTENCES PASSED BY JUDGE.
A Platonic friendship may be pos
sible between women, or between
Originality- Is the ascendency of the
Individual over the preconcerted ideas
of the masses.
What the world gains In eveness of
culture and smoothness of tone it is
apt to lose in individuality and force.
It is well that kind seeks kind and
finds beauty and enjoyment in it well
that the lowest cannot appreciate the
refinement of the highest, else there
would be many unmated creatures on
the ear tlj . Judge.
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The Senate Tariff BUI Returned to the
Conference Without Instruction.
Washington, July 28. The senate
at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, after a
week of speeches, agreed to the fur
ther conference on the tariff bill asked
by the house of representatives. The
test of strength came on Senator
Washburn's motion that the sen
ate recede from that portion of
the sugar amendment placing
a differential of one-eighth of a cent
on sugars above No. 16 Dutch stand
ard. After an hour and a half of de
bate on the pending points of order
the president pro tern.. Senator Harris,
who was in the chair in the absence of
Vice President Stevenson. sus
tained the point of order and
ruled the motion out. The de
cision was immediately appealed from
and a motion made to lay the latter
motion on the table. Both motions
resulted in a tie vote. Senator Hill and
the populists acting with the repub
licans in the effort to get a direct vote
of the senate on Senator Washburn's
motion. Intense excitement prevailed,
owing to the closeness of the vote. In
case of a tie the motion is lost accord
ing to parliamentary law.
The failure to sustain the chair on
the appeal brought the senate to the
direct vote on the Washburn motion.
Upon the result hinged, perhaps, the
fate of the measure. But, though the
republicans scored the victory in se
curing the vote on the one-eighth
differential, it developed that
they had no reserve strength and
the vote on the Washburn motion
also resulted ia a tie, and conse
quently was lost. All the democrats
save Senators Hill and Irby, who were
paired in favor of striking out the one
eighth differential, stood by the caucus
agreement and voted against the mo
tion. The republicans presented a
solid front. The three populists acted
throughout with the republicans.
After these votes no attempt was
made to delay matters, and the resolu
tion to agree to further conference
was agreed to without division. The
chair then appointed the conferrees,
Senators Voorhees, Jones, Vest,
Harris, Sherman, Allison and Aldrich,
and the senate, after transacting a
little routine business, adjourned till
The general impression about the
senate is that the conference now
agreed on will not be so prolonged as
the former one. Senators are of the
opinion that the committee either will
agree on a report within two or three
days after the sittings begin or
within that time decide to re
port another disagreement. The pre
ponderance of opinion is, however, that
there will not be another report of
disagreement. In fact the democratic
conferrees assert that another disa
greement means the defeat of the bilL
The indications all point to the proba
bility that the sugar schedule agaiu
will be the principal point of conten
tion and that but for the differences
on this point an agreement would be
reached after a very brief sitting.
RUIN TO THE CROPS.
The Long-Continued Drought Parches
Denver, CoL, July 28. Passengers
arriving here report widespread de
struction of crops in Kansas and Ne
braska by hot winds. Superintendent
Campbell of the Burlington road
says that figures will hardly express
the damage that has been wrought
within the last week. Two weeks ago
experts estimated that Nebraska
would have a big corn crop. Mr. Camp
bell, whose division extends through
Nebraska, declares it will be necessary
to ship corn into many counties of that
state in order that the farmers may
live another season. Hundreds of square
miles of the finest looking corn hangs
dry and lifeless. Reports from the
lines of the Union Pacific, Rock Island,
Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe are of
the same tenor. Railroad men regard
the damage as more disastrous than
Topeka. Kan., July 28. Railroad
Commissioner John Hall, just in from
the western part of the state, says
that unless rain falls within forty
eight hours there will be no corn in
that section. In the central and west
ern parts of the state the most favor
able weather would not make a crop.
Further east rains would save it.
Mr. Hall says the hot blast has af
fected all kinds of vegatation as far
east as Wamego, in Pottawatomie
county. Equally discouraging reports
continue to come from the northwest
as far east as Republic county and on
the southern border of the state. It is
said the corn has been burned out
from the western border of Cowley
county to the Colorado line, including
the south half of the counties lying
BLEW HER BRAINS OUT.
Grief for Her Children Causes Mrs. Wel
lington to Kill Herself.
Denver, July 28. Mrs. Ella Welling
ton, aged SI years, committed suicide
by blowing her brains out. After
separating from her husband in
Omaha three years ago, she
opened a house on Market street in
this city, which became a famous re
sort for men about town. The
furnishings cost $50,000, and Mrs.
Wellington had S30.000 worth of
diamonds. Her suicide is attributed
to melancholy, caused by separation
from her children, who are being
educated in Boston.
BAY OF FUNDY'S TIDES.
There is a fall in the tide of twelve
to fifteen feet at Grand Manon.
At both Lubec and Eastport the tide
boasts a better record, which is twenty
Tmt tide at St. John varies all the
way from twenty-four feet to thirty
Seventy feet is what the tide has
registered at Moncton, on the bend of
The difference between high and
low-water mark on the Cobequid river
is twelve miles, the river being twelve
mile lopger at high than at low water.
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A HOT DAY.
Burning Winds Sweep Over m Vast Por
tion of the Northwest.
St. Paul, Minn., July 28. As indi
cated from various points in Minneso
ta, North and South Dakota and north- .
ern Iowa Thursday was one of the hot
test ever recorded in the north
west. From 100 to 112 in the shade
is reported. The long continued
heat is proving disastrous to crops.
Wheat in South Dakota is reported
nearly all out of the way, but corn
must have rain immediately to save it.
The same conditions exist in northern
Minnesota. Reports from northern
Iowa say corn is injured beyond the
power of rain to restore. The situation
is some better in North Dakota. Fol
lowing are some of the records re
ported. Man k a to, 102; Faribault. 108: St.
James. 106; Caledonia, 104; Bird Island,
102; Yankton, S. D., 110; Vermillion.
112; Sioux Falls, 110; Pierre, 104; Hu
ron, 100; Bismarck, 110. Although the
heat was almost unprecedented in the
Twin Cities no cases of sunstroke are
Omaha. Neb., July 28. An unprece
dentedly hot wind is blowing over Ne
braska from the south and is doing
irreparable damage to corn. The wind
feels as if it came from a fur
nace, and it is blasting corn
as effectually as a prairie fire.
At noon Thursday the thermometer
registered 102 in the shade. From
all parts of the territory tributary to
Omaha, a strip of 300 miles north and
south and 500 miles east and west,
come reports of the terrible effects of
the hot winds. A special from Chad
ron says rain fell there just after 5
o'clock p. m. Thursday. The tempera
ture there reached 108.
Hastings, Neb., July 28. Thursday
was the hottest day in the history of
central Nebraska, 110 degrees in the
shade here. The hot wind prevailing
has completely ruined the prospects
for corn in central Nebraska and no
amount of rain would be of any avail
Bloomington. I1L, July 28. Thurs
day was the hottest day of all this un
precedentedly warm summer. The mer
cury was above 100 degrees most of the
day, averaging one degree higher than
on any previous day of the summer.
Anderson, 111., July 28. Thursday
was the hottest day of the summer, the
thermometer registering 105 degrees
in the shade.
Fairbcry, 111., July 28. The ther
mometer reached 105 degrees in the
shade, the hottest this year.
Yankton, S. D., July 28. For 6ix
daj-s the temperature has been at 100
degrees. Thursday it registered 110
deyrees. The hot winds have scorched
the growing crops beyond recovery.
All of the wheat has been cut and is
out of the way, but corn must have
Emporia, Kan., July 28. Not a drop
of rain has fallen here during the last
thirty-one days, and hot winds have
been blowing from the south. The re
sult is that the corn crop in this vicin
ity is ruined beyond recovery.
Bloody Record Made by John Craig at
Los Angeles, Cal.
Los Angeles, Cal., July 28. John
Craig shot and killed his father-in-law,
William Hunter, his mother-in-law,
Mary Hunter, George Hunter, his
brother-in-law. and his wife, Emily
Hunter Craig Wednesday night. Craig
drove to Glendale, five miles from this
city, where his wife, from whom he
has been divorced for three months,
was stopping with her brother George,
and deliberately shot and killed
them both. He returned to this
city and went to the home of his
father-in-law, William Hunter, and
killed him. Stepping over his body, he
walked to the dining-room and shot
and killed his mother-in-law. He then
turned the pistol against his forehead
and fired two shots, both of which
failed to kill him. He was taken to
the police receiving hospital. He will
recover. He states that he was
hounded by his wife's relatives, and
wanted revenge which he got. He
was sorry he had not succeeded in
killing himself to complete the whole
WHEN TROOPS MAY BE USED.
Significant Orders Are Issued by the War
Washington, July 28. One result of
the extensive use of troops during the
recent strike has been the promulga
tion of a general order from the war
department intended to fully in
form commanding officers how
and when they may use troops.
The order is an amendment of
an existing order and its signifi
cant features are found in the
designation of the interstate commerce
act and the acts in aid of the Pacific
railroads in addition to the statute
prohibiting obstructions of the mails
as acts warranting army officers in
GEN. PEALSANTON DIES.
He Passes Away at His Home In Phila
delphia. Philadelphia, July 28. Gen. Au
gustus J. Pleasanton, known as "Blue
Glass" Pleasanton, died Thursday
night. He was a brother of Gen. Al
fred Pleasanton, the famous soldier.
lAugustus J. Pleasanton was born in Wash
ington eigbty-sfx years ago and graduated
from the United States military academy in
1824, He enlisted in the Pennsylvania militia
and at the outbreak ot the civil war was m&de
commander of the home guard of Philadelphia.
He was the originator of the theory that the
sun's rays when passed through blue glass
were particularly stimulating, not only to veg
etation but to the health and growth of
Nebraska Corn In Danger.
Omaha, Neb., July 27. For more
than two weeks no rain has fallen and
there has been an excess of sunshine.
Wednesday a hot wind from Kansas
swept over the state like a blast from
a furnace and corn blades are curled
close. The stand that promised so
well a month ago now promises a total
failure unless rain comes before the
end of the week. Many fields are al
ready beyond salvation. The drought
is unprecedented in its severity in tl.
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