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Emwder and Distress In Feared After
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FORT SILL, July 22. Disorder and
distress will, it is feared, follow the
actual opening of the Kiowa-Comanche
reservation Augut 6. It is 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 26.
Thousand of perons now on the
reservation, who are neither mechan
ics nor artisans and who have little
or no money, announce their 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-
to ten days. Continued drouth has
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
KANSAS CITY SEES NO MOPE.
Venial Precipitation Would Not Save
KANSAS CITY, July 22. The heat
yesterday broke all records, the tem
perature at 4 p. m. being 104. 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 deaths due to heat
were reported today.
Prayers for rain were 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 is Ihe past twenty
lour 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,
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MINISTERIALISTS SCOW GAINS
Caaaarvatlvaa aaa Raaleal Loee la
rraaafct Blaetlaas Caaaella.
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 in as many
The importance of the elections lies
tn the fact that they serve a3 a weath
ercock to show the drift of public
opinion regarding the policy of the
central government. Although the
isues involved are purely local, the
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.
POWERS MUST BE FIRM.
Oaly Way to Prevent New Outburst of
Trooale In China.
TIEN TSIN, July 22. Europeans
here consider that the prevention of a
speedy recrudescence of the trouble de
pends entirely upon the firmness
displayed by the powers. It is thought
that this fact should be recognized
la Europe and the United States. The
general feeling in Tien Tsin 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 the provisional govern
ment and to have talked confidently
of ousting the provisional government
The Chinese have recommended cut
ting telegraph wires.
Dasastaass nt T'en Tela.
TIEN TSIN, July 22. Considerable
aaeaalnese Is felt here following the
rssumptkm by the Chinese of the par
Ual control of the city. The natives
are cutting the telegraph lines outside
of Tim TsIb and fears of further vio
leaea arc entertained.
S event Slafl Wevs) anss-es),
ESTVCK, Colo., July IJ. Destruc-
fcjr forest and prairie flres is re-
fXttai from different points In the
tstf, directly attributable to the con
C2m of grass sad timber from the
trjfdry seL Timber fires have been
trnUij awrsraJ dart mmr Mount Bv-
czx Ltcx'a Peak asd oa the
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KATI tf HIKER'S WIFE.
renter rreeMeat of Sent a Africa Lass
a Worthy Helen nee
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 dayg. She was 67
Mrs. Kruger's 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
Hllversum, "Mr. Kruger was not in
formed of his wife's death until the
evening. The news was broken to him
by Dr. Heymans and Secretary Boes
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 time and is now
calmly sleeeping, his bible beside his
"The Transvaal and Orange Free
State 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,"
TELLS THE SAME HARD STORY.
Weather Bureau Beporta Heat Over En
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 22. The
weather bureau last night issued the
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
encircles 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
fore, on August 12, 1881. At Chicago
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
lief. H. C. FRANKENFIELD,
PRAYERS RISE, PEOPLE FAST.
All Mlssoorl Appeal to the Almighty
ST. LOUIS, July 22.-Yesterday,
the day that Governor Doeery 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 wen; 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 10C, made In
the early '80s. As early as 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 un:ll 3:30 p. m., the
mercury steadily climbed upward un
der the Impulse of a sun shining from
a cloudless sky.
General raahlng Den.
WASHINGTON. July 22. Brigadier
General Samuel T. Cushlni;, U. S. A.,
retired, formerly commissary general
of subsistence, died here.
Senator Clark In Baaala.
8T. PETERSBURG, July 22. United
States Senator W. A. Clark, accord
ing to Novoe Vremya has joined with
Kleff capitalists In establishing a cop
per company having a capital of
15.000,000 roubles, Mr. Clark rupplylnc
12,000,000 roubles. With M. Oargelln,
one of the directors, Mr. Clark Is go
ing to the government of Semlpala
tlnsk to examine the mines there.
tto ta A POOL OF
Htrirraaka Man Heats With reel Pas, as
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., July 22
R. O. Bines, of Wlnsldet Neb., was
found dead oa a street in Lo. Angeles,
Cal. The body was lying (ace down
asd la a pool of blood. The asck
was broken. Th fact together with
the prsssacs of a teep d it coloration
back of tha raft ear. lead to ta be
lief that tie maa was tat victim of
Kaolav'i History Hot to Be Used at
AUTK0R WILL REVISE SOME PARTS
a Admit that His Language Is Toe
Abaslve and Says I "roof sheets Were
Mot AU Shown Too I'nlted Stale OBJe
lals a They Sboald Hare Been.
WASHINGTON, July 20. The sec
retary of the navy has decided that
the third volume of Maclay's history
of the Spanish-American war shall
not be used as a textbook at the naval
academy unless the obnoxious lan
guage it contains In characterizing
the action of Rear Admiral Schley is
eliminated. The secretary says that
it would be manifestly Improper to
have a history containing such Intem
perate language as a textbook for the
cadets. He will Inform both Com
mander Waihwright, who Is In com
mand of the naval academy, and Mr.
Maclay, the author of the history, of
his decision. In this connection the
secretary says the proofs of the en
tire volume were not submitted to
hlra by the historian. He received
only the proofs of the third chapter,
that relating to the mobilization of
the fleets, which contained a summary
of the orders which he, as secretary
of the navy, had issued in making
the naval preparations for war. That
chapter was satisfactory and he re
turned it to Mr. Maclay with his ap
proval. He says he never saw the
accounts of the battle of Santiago and
the criticism of Rear Admiral Schley
until after the book was published.
Mr. Maclay was appointed to his pres
ent position in the New York navy
yard August 23, 1900, having been
transferred from the lighthouse ser
vice. Accose Naral Clique.
BALTIMORE, July 20. General
Felix Agnus, publisher of the Balti
more American, has telegraphed the
following to President McKlnley:
William McKinley, President, Can
ton, Ohio. "Maclay's Hist try of th
Navy" Is the standard in use at the
naval academy. In the third volume,
just Issued, the historian charges Rear
Admiral Schley with being a coward,
a liar, a caitiff, an incompetent and
Insubordinate. In an interview in the
American this morning, Maclay, the
historian, who is a navy department
clerk, classed as a laborer, and at
tached to the Brooklyn navy yard,
says that proofs of this third volume,
which should have told the moet glori
ous story In all our naval annals,
were submitted to Secretary Long and
Admiral Sampson and approved by
them in advance of publication, also
that Long put him in his present po
sition after he bad read and approved
this scurrilous attack upon Admiral
Schley. These proofs were also sub
mitted to Admiral Dewey, who refused
to read them.
If aught were needed to convince
any fair-minded man that a clique In
the navy department hag conspired
to traduce the hero of Santiago and
that the conspiracy was carried into
execution while this brave and gallant
officer was suffering expatriation on
the fever-infested coasts of South
America, this should furnish It Will
you, Mr. President, In view of all this.
s(t quietly by and permit these con
spirators to continue their diabolical
work? Every Justice-loving American
appeals to you to intervene In the
name and for the sake of fair play.
Next to being right all the time,
which no man ever was, the best thing
is to find out as soon as possible that
you are wrong and right yourself im
mediately. FELIX AGNUS,
Publisher Baltimore American.
Oradar la Bloody Hat tie.
DENVER, Colo., July 20. A special
to the News from Sidney, Neb., says:
Greek and Austrian graders met here
in deadly combat. Six Greeks were
wounded and one Austrian was killed.
After a drunken row the AuHtrians at
tacked the Geeks with knives, re
volvers and clubs and completely rout
ed them, after severely wounding six
of their number. Rade Luliovlc, an
Austrian, was killed.
Bobbed and Drop Dead.
WICHITA. Kan., July 20. After be
ing robbed on a Choctaw train, return
ing from El Reno, F. R. Smith, an
aged man from Bonham, Texas,
dropped dead In a crowded roarb. The
body was placed In a seat and taken
to Oklahoma City. His wife and
daughter were with him.
Mrs. Haaaa Is Safely Orer.
QDBBN8TOWN, July 20,-Mrs. D.
Hanna, who is a passenger on the
Canard liner Campania, from New
York to Liverpool, when Interviewed
on the steamer In Queenstown harbor
by a representative of the Associated
Press, said her trip to Europe vv
entirely oae of pleasure and that its
duration would depead on circum
stance. Che asserted that aba wat
sot awara of having left New York
city aadar eaamittcausl coadlUoaa.
WZZAT 191 tllSSIA AX3 liCM.
Catted Slates Coasal Uenerals Beper
WASHNOTON. July 19 The state
department is in receipt of interest
ing reports concerning ifce wheat
crops of Russia and India. According
to a report from Consul General Hol
loway at St. Petersburg there are
good reasons to hope that the wheat
harvest of 1901 will exceed that of
1900. The spring wheat is more
promising than the wintei crop, the
latter having suffered heavily from
various causes. However, it is staled
that the loss in the winter crop will
be balanced by the amount of spring
Consul General Patterson of Calcut
ta states that the wheat yield of India,
as a whole, is estimated at 5.580,000
tone, 8'6 per cent more than the de
cennial average, and this under ad
verse conditions, such as cold weath
er, hall, insects and rust The ex
port of wheat from India this year,
the consul general says, probably will
be greatly Increased.
Consul Fee at Bombay estimates
India's harvest for this year at 6,690,
000 tons, or 1,70,000 tons more than
last year. The estimated area of
growing wheat for the year is 22,
600,000 acres, being about 5,000,000
more than the previous year.
PROHIBITION Of LIVE STOCK.
Argentine Active Agalnat Introduction of
Throat and Month UUnu.
WASHNGTON, D. C, Ju!y 19. The
United States minister at Buenos
Ayres has forwcrd to the state de
partment a degree, issued by the Ar
gentine government, prohibiting the
importation of live stock coming from
foreign countries, of the ovine, bo
vine or any other species that. In the
opinion of technical authorities,
might carry infection of foot and
mouth disease. There is a provision
In the decree, however, that such
stock coming from foreign countries
whose official representations certify
that such disease does not exist In
their country, and that the necessary
precautions have been taken to
avoid Infection, are excepted from the
application of the decree The de
cree says that all animals which are
shipped before the decree was issued
will be submitted to forty days quar
antine after their arrival.
SCRAMBLE FOR BROOM CORN.
Droath Caase Shortage Katlmated at
Fifteen Thousand Tons.
MATTOON, 111., July 38. The
scramble between the Union Supply
company, or trust, and the agent of
the big eastern manufacturers not in
the combination for possession of the
broom corn yet in growers' hands
reached a climax today, when $125 a
ton was offered. The Kansas crop is
a failure and it is estimated that there
will be a shortage of 15,000 tons.
Fifteen thousand dollars worth of
brush was bought in this vicinity Sun
day at almost any price demanded.
Broom corn men of experience say the
bniBh will rise to $.o0 a ton.
To Avenge Killing.
DENVER, Colo., July 19. Confirm
ation was received of the report that
the Radcliffe hotel, cabins and other
buildings belonging to the proprietor
of the Grand Mesa lakes were burned
yesterday. A mob of seventy-five
men, all residents of Delta county, set
fire to the property. The incendiar
ism was Intended to avenge the kill
ing of W. A. Womack by Game Ward
en McHaney last Monday.
Kleetrlcal Worker Strike.
WASHNGTON, D. C, July 19. To
enforce a demand for an Increase of
pay to $3.50 per day all thw men em
ployed by the electrical contractors
in the city failed to report for work
today. They number about 125. Two
contractors, not members of the Con
tractors' union, signed th" agreement
today, the Contractors' union last
night deciding to refuse the demand.
Hnboalc Plague Abroad.
GIBRALTAR, July 19. The orient
liner Orrauz, Captain Coad, from Sid
ney, N. 8. W., for London, which left
Colombo, June 28, arrived off Gibral
tar with two cases of the bubonic
plague on board. She was iff used ad
mittance to the harbor and proceeded
ahoot Their Own Woended.
JOHANNESBURG. July 20. In the
course of an Inquiry condrited under
oath here, various non-commissioned
officers and men of the British army
confirmed the statement that the
Boers shot the Boer wounded at
Boos Start's far Osaaba.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. July !.
Ellhu Root, secretary of war, com
pleted his Inspection of the Fort
Leavenworth reservation snd passed
the afternoon with his staff examin
ing maps and plans. The only de
termination yet arrived at Is to push
the work of improvements at the post
until It will have a capacity of caring
for about 3,000 man. The details for
the contemplated Improvements will
ba worked out at Washington.
BACK TO W MILITARY
Portions of Philippines Betnrn to Theii
Pint Form of Government.
NOT READY FOR PR0VINCAL CODE
Three Month' Trial Show That Inland
er Fall To tirap the Idea Insurrec
tion Still Smoulder Some Seltarel
Attempted Aroand laland of Cebu.
MANILA, July 19. The United
States civil commission announced
today that after three months' trial
of a provincial form of government
in the islands of Cebu and Bohol and
the province of Batangas, Luzon, con
trol of those districts, owing to their
incomplete pacification, has been re
turned to the military authorities, it
having been proved that the com
munities Indicated are backward and
undeserving of civil administration.
The provincial and civil officials of
these designated districts will con
tinue their functions, but are now
under the authority of Gen. Chaffee
instead of that of Civil Governor
Taft, as heretofore. General Chaffee
has the power arbitrarily to remove
from office any or all provincial or
civil officials and to abrogat" any sec
tion of the laws promulgated In these
provinces. The residents of tho
island of Cebu have protested, but
without success, against the return of
that Island to military control.
Several islands near Cebu are be
sieged by the insurgents. The In
surrection on the Island of Bohol has
been renewed and insurgent sentiment
in the province of Batangas is strong.
General Chaffee has ordered a bat
talion of the Thirtieth infantry to be
gin the occupation of the Island of
Mindoro. The province of Batangas
will be occupied by the entire Twen
H. Phelps Whitmarsh, governor of
Benguet province, who was recently
ordered to Manila for Investigation
of certain charges presented against
him, was before the Philippine com
mission. Mr. Whitmarsh denied ev
ery charge made against him. The
result of the commission's action in
the matter will be known Saturday.
KANSAS GETS SOAKED.
Sodtbweat MIourl and Oklahoma Share
In Klrued Downpour.
KANSAN CITY, Mo.. July 19. Fur
ther good rains following those of yes
terday fell after midnight last night
and during today In many points in
the southwest. Still more Is predict
ed. The area covered was principally
in southwestern Missouri, central and
southern Kansas and In Ihe central
part of the ndian and Oklahoma coun
try. The heaviest fall was In Sedg
wick county, In which Wichita is sit
uated, and where nearly two Inches
and a half of water fell. The rains
have Increased the prospects of half
a crop of Corn, and went further
toward making good . pasturages a
However, but little rain is reported
in northern and western Kansas, and
some points are still suffering a drouth
that extends back from four to eight
Threaten Lo lo Packer.
CHICAGO, July 19. Packers
throughout the country will lose hun
dreds of thousands of dollars each
year If a decision announced by
Judge Kohlsatt In the United States
circuit court is sustained in the
United States supreme court. The
court ruled that borax docs not con
stitute the manufacture of a new ar
ticle. For this reason, be held, the
packers are not entitled to a rebate
on the tariff duties.
Col. Hoagland Aiks for Rain.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 19.
Colonel Alexander Hogeland, father
of the curfew, spoke on municipal re
form In liehalf of children In the
First Methodist Episcopal and First
Presbyterian churches here. He took
occasion to refer to the continuation
of the drouth In Kansas and Nebraska
and other sections. He invoked fhe
Lord to send needed shower on the
stricken dlHtrlcta &nd -urged Chris
tians everywhere to pray for relief.
CopeWnd Held for Murder.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 19 Ned
H. Copeland, charged with the mur
der of A. C. Rodgers on a train near
Rawlins last week, was given his pre
liminary hearing at Green River. He
refused to engage an attorney and
would make no statement He was
held to the district court on the
charge of murder in the first degree.
South Dakota (lend Bunt.
HURON, 8. D., July 19. Parties
from the west report heavy rain a few
miles from Hlghmore snd west of
Harrold. At Han-old there was s
cloudburst and three Inches of water
fell la a few minutes, the town being
flooded. Tbere was dsmsge to the
Chicago aV Northwestern roadbed.
Sheep wera drowned, cattle stamped
ad and soma were killed by lightning
la a few fields small grain and com
wart washed quits badly.
TAX UVY FC3 TP STATE.
It la Baw Completed aad Is Bfcawa ta
Be as Below.
LNCOLN, Neb., July 22. The state
board of equalisation completed the
tax levy by counties.. The Tate for
he general fund is 6 mills; for the
university fund, 1 mill Owing to the
increase In the assessed valuation of
the state, which amounts to nearly
$2,700,000, the university fund will be
increased this year by about $2,685
over last year. The levy by counties
Is as follows
Mom Butte .
Kya Paha .
. 1419 17
1 SIR 71
X, 237. 47
24. 206. 17
4 If. 47
Hhe Drives ta Death.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 22. Mrs. Dan
Johnson, postmistress at Rokeby, a
small town about twelve miles south
west of Lincoln, while driving across
the Rock Island track within a mile
of her home at an early hour this
morning, was struck by a special
freight train and recelveJ Injuries
that resulted In her death Opinion
Is prevalent there that Mrs. Johnson
came to her death as the result of de
liberate action on her part. She had
had a great deal of trouble with her
neighbors, who made her the victim of
tlarvetlna; Hay Crop.
BASSETT, Neb., July 22. Ranch
men In this vicinity are making ac
tive preparations to begin haying
and inside of ten days the harvest
will be well under way. At first It
was thought that the heavy late rains
had injured the 'crop, and while this
was found true In some Instances, as
a general rule the fear was unfounded.
row Drat Boy to Death.
WAHOO, Neb., July 22. Chas. Mil
ler, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. Miller, was killed while leading
a cow to pasture. He tied the rope
around his body and the cow ran,
dragging blm four blocks, breaking
his neck and greatly mu'llafing his
head and face.
F-nclne Rata Fire to Wheat.
STROMSnCRO, Neb., July 22 As
John DrIUler started to thresh some
wheat tor J. A. Frawley, two miles
west of here, the engine set Are to
the field and burned twelve acre of
Sana Start For Phlllpalass.
LEXINGTON, Neb., July 22. Rev.
Mr. Montgomery of Wayne, Neb., Is
visiting In Islington, Neb , prior to
going to the Philippine Islands, to
take charge of the Presbyterian mis
ma4basja4s Traca Men ay.
. BEATRICE. Neb., July 22. Cyrus
Bel, a farmer three milea from this
city, was robbed while working in the
Held. Bell Is a bachelor and had over
1100 secreted In a trunk at the bouse.
The thief stole $27. but 414 not And
tba balance, which waa In another
part of the trunk. Bell drove to Bea
trice about midnight, aeenred the
Falton bloodhounds and they traced
0e thief to tbla city, whore ba' waa
located, ffa aettled tka matter.
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