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PRAYING FOR RAIN
Ike tapk rf liu«ri Sad Op Pfc
I* MTfEST SITOAY M BCKt
«iiii| Olkani ia 11*
Placaaat Winh» H hajei Fas
A Saaday Special fraa S* Lsak
Y- tWa. tfcc day that OOVBM
tartar* iiolgaatat Bar fis:tag aai
Wsrer to Ood that tbe preaeat «ro«ht
■afchft be hrotaa la Miaaoart. aU ra>
*«■* teafcee. tba weather barm thar
■Wtoatar aa tbe castas hoaae lagjaf
tog 1W degrees. Oa the atraeta aad la
toaay degrees higher. The ncard bro
ke* was that of 1M made ia the aarty
"tW" Aa Wf»ai TIE the day
At that ttoe the thiaminHi legiater-
H M fcpus. aad froaa tbea oa aatil
** g the mertaiy steadily cUab
apward aader the la pa lee of t lene
Ma ahtoiag fram a cloadlesa sky.
Hardly a breath of air stir Ted all ky
Tho Governors procUmatioa was aery
gt anally heeded, pearly every charrh
to the dtp holding well atteadad aer
gliM ap to prayer that the
*ooght which baa prevailed aeveral
—stba. aad tbreateas the dastiai tlua
of an vegetalioa. might he brokea.
TWa la the aecoai proclamatiaa «f
the character ever aaade la Mtosoart
la US. a time of droaght aad graaa
happer peat. Govsraor Cbarlea H Har
dia railed apoa tbe people at the State
JJJWfhr relief- Thm call WM a!ae
*■" * -** ii fftririltisafciai
Washiagtoa. D. C. SpeciaL—The
V-ratWr Bsnn Hstitaj Bight IIIH
IV foliMiag spec al h ;ll tla "P.-K
--tasßjf the esti.v coaafry was rovml
I* the hot w?vi c the Imasedl-
H* PacMc raut. and la the States of
lowa. Mlseni I aad Illinois. |sai|j all
psnhism high records were exceeded.
The ■*-»!■■■ temperatare liae ot
1* dagu !■ eacirclea the great can
he*. At l)ebaqae. lowa, aad at
Ktatwrs »f 1W dtgroaa were twa
M*reb above toe highest prulaaa re
CTrt. while at St. Loate. the Bail
Mn ef 1M has beea eqaaled bat
•sn heft-re oa /agaat 11. int. At
CUrage tW asilasa ot 1«2 fiigiiM
i naals the H«riw high mw ot
Jaly It of the praeeat year, la the
tha darattoa ef the preaeat healed
tern hi without precedent. there hav
las beea practically ao iaterraptioa
to .«■ tap* rat ares eft» or over stare
Jo* IS. a period of *4 days. Oa II
days of this period the ■avlasw tea
gwvatm at Kansas City was IN ar
There are aa yet ao indicatloaa of
aay relief (raa the ahaormal heat. Ka
raia has fallen la the cora belt for
the past three days aad aoae la la
Mght. It Is ef coarse probable that
scattered local thaaderatonsa which
are always accompaniments of pro
tracud periods of heat, saay fall at
tlan. hat mm hope caa be eatertala
ad at this tiat of aay general ralas
ar fwwaMst iHhf.
S«aadj -H. C FRANKBNFIEI-O.
"Forecast OBrLal '
TV aaachlaists strike k of ll
Srraatoa. Pa. At a ayerial aaeetla*
Balarday afterwooa the artloa of tlx
■stlaa to retara to work oa Mas day
■aaalag passed uaiiaoasly
Oatrtiir McMillan of Teaaeaae*
positively asserts that he will art fea •
caadidaie for a third tens aa govern
or. It Is aadersto~d that the govern*
will he a raadidate to sscceed I'aiteJ
States Seaator W B. Bate la INL
The aatlaaa teaaperatarr for Sat
wrday at LJarola. Neb., was 1W aaj
far Are hoars It waa IM. A hick hot
wiad troa tke soath Maw steadily.
Might lag rara probeWy son tkaa
aav day stars the drouth began.
k'aiaa of tke scsewtlr* hmrd m
tke raltod Gameat Workers Met la
Hew Task Satarday nlgkt aad ordered
a- nanal atrike. Tho strike will Is
rwtve Bora tkaa MM* nea aad •»
aaea aad aaes lata eCsrt to- asot row.
Twatydfkt Iwlii coal .-ar« vers
plaagi I lata a ravlae oa the Brrs» oa
"'Mia of tke Ontario & We ten
Railroad Saaday by the breaking of a
car wheel aear Haarorh Jaactioa. X
MM m tm IMr Wrt'iwly.
Washington D. C.. Special—Mr.
Onpnl Ikr Italian charge r ml
(dm, called upon Acting Secretary
of Slate Hill 9ndv to prepare a mat*
as ta tke progfeas Mac Into
tke killiag at tke Italiaas at Bnru.
Ml— . rectaUj. Tke chaise de afaiirl
kaa mat yet beta a hie to secare «vi
liaia ta establish tke ut'«ulßr of
tka am, adtkowgh tke itallaa aarbori
ties «VnT* report Ml otksewiae. aai
■ttaa this ttall he forthcoming mad
It than ha I»«1 that they were aot
Mtoalind ta tke Vsited StXlcUkrr>
■U ha mm farther prpcaiTfrg! U the
rasa. aa far aa the State is
Cotaabas. Oa. Specs! —4 itrott
ran. «ial nl kail stars pauad aver
kaaajt' iiaad wan aa the pH Owr|m
H -me tot was tbn ton. f|lati
'slnM state'were aabel Uo la
Aa ari m Mala hoy were were la tka
w ui£? mm ;
Mill STAR CUTS.
TM Mac* UUK4 Crop* to
H« MUTtt ti tiro| eorrtopondenta
fjr tW wetk |M pw( ll* pHTtlly
l*t HfUanUt. ud indicate con
■Hi irtli tapary to crops by exceaalve
wMm. Ml oaijr iU|kt lapronnMt
bt Ikfgni tocaliilc*. Tfce chief ob-
JtilliiMlili (dim van the large
MMt of nia. occarrtag about the
IStt Mi IMb. thoagh at many potato
■lwui M oa ererj daj of the week.
PIIIH hardly had aa opportunity to
caMrale eropa. which have agate b»
iiai very foal; aad i*Waa the wash
-4 Mito IMKI raiaa bottom
hpta hm beaa faoiu afcalg, ttecoa
the prml abaadoameot of
bahaf etOM thro, rhout aaaay coon
tha. Tba temperature averaged a ear
the am aal or slightly below, aad
then were aa i itiaaiaa; the aaooat
CMpa hare hara vary generally in-
Jarad by the abaadaat raiafall which
tatkrl} pna»H4 plowing. aad obUg
aa aaaay laaaa to lay by trap*
mhile vary graaaj. Oa uplands aad
cm atUT. Impel ihai day soils some
what setter coadltioaa prevail, and
a hare nl)|vatad aach erapa look wall
aad prwiaiae fair yields. The advan
tage* of no! tanas which are mora
•astir Wept clear appear under such
adverse oallilM as bava prevailed
di-rtag tje preaeat season. In a few
aortheastera \ eoaatiea tHertlort,
Gates) aad gaasially la the valleya
west ef the Blae Ridge mountains the
i nadltlnas have beea favorable, though
raia la atadud la Swain. Cherokee and
The geaeral condition of cotton Is
aat prnsalslag aaywhere la the State
aad the ahaadoameat of grassy fields
roatlaoes. however, where properly
calflvated cotton is doing fairly well,
thnagh geaeralty making too much
weed, aad not fruiting rapidly; cotton
la shedding forms badly la many lo
ralltiee; la anate counties oa the east
era ships of the Blae Ridge the crop
*eeaas to be hhmailag and tormlng
frwit anre treaty: hat for the State
at large the coaaeaana of opinion ia
that the crop la very Inferior.
Mwch cora oa bottom lands waa de
stroyed by freshets; oa uplands the
crop looks fairly well, though some
la taralng yellow; the weather has
beea too wet t4 falsh laying by In
good order. Crfttlag aad curing to
hare a la progdsaslag slowly, with
soaae gnd cam reported: it is large
eaowgh >» cif in ceatral countira
which will he done aa 8008 as the
raias cease: >oae tobacco ia pAM
aad has started aecoad growth. Wheat
aad sprtag oats la shock have been
lalared by raias. and much of the
crop which was housed while damp
baa aaoaUrd considerably Sweet po
tatoes peaaata. field peaa and rite
are still doing well. oough the growth
ot giasi aad weeds la threatening.
MeMBBs aad otcaasbera are rating.
Soase water aselaas are ripe. Fralt la
also decaylag. aa pec tally grapes. Hay
laablac has beea Interrupted, and
May meadows need cutting. Trans
ptaattag strawherrlea ia underway.
far Itesl Notes.
' Mr. Geo. F. Moorefleld. who Is em
phaeat store, waa badly hart at the
depot laat Wednesday about Boon. Mr.
Moore-geld aad several other parljcs
were eagagad la ualoading a large
threahlag saacbißc from a flat car. In
rolliag It over the car the machine bo
aase aamaaageable aad ran partly
oitr Mr. Mui-iefleld. inflicting paln-
M. lu but fatal Injarlfs The
llmkff *u a k«trr ow. weighing
two or tkm thousand pound* One
of Ike wkfHi partly passed over Mr.
HoarHkMi ahoaMrr and aide of tha
bod jr. tearing the fleah and badly
braising him. The machine narrowly
■i— i 1 his neck. —liavldson Ills
L'ader the law the State will aid as
■any as six free libraries In a coun
ty at raral public schools. The State
Supertn trades! of Pablic Instruction
tm lafanw* that so far. tka fallawlbg
rocs ties hare provided for the six
libraries: Bertie. Wake. Anson, Q-iil
ford. I'aioa. Nash. Beaufort. Durham.
Iredell and Rutherford. Durhsni his
provided for I*, but under the law the
State cannot aid more than 6. Wilscn
and Warren bare each provided fir 4,
M-waa J. Gaatoa. Onslow aad Orecne
2 eark. Bua-ombe Watauga. Bran*
srlek. iMplia. Uacoln. Columbus,
flisagr PVaaklla. Mecklenburg. Cald
well. Blades aad Henderson 1 each
AO tkia of course I* a mere beginning.
Tke total which the State la called oa
to aid la H
- Tke 'Umgshoremen's Nation *"
I'aioa. la staloa at Toledo. 0-. has rt v
elected P»*adeat O J. Keefer
Fifteea mlUioaa were added Satur
day to the capital of the Colorado Fuc
aad Iroa Company, of Dearer. Col.
A round whit* pearl, weighing 101
gralaa. -was takes from a Misstn pp*
Birer clam aear Prairie du Chlen. W a
Wkea naked for a match by James
Bsrkley. L*ri Brandaw. colored. sh3l
htm fatally at Hudsoa. N. T.
Saturday's temperature was the hot
test ever wtrted la July la Mllwau
hae. Tke govern meat thermometer at
Milwaakee skua ad 102.
Tka torpedo boat Stringham left
misriatfsa. DtL. for Newport, R 1.,
for a trial trip under Government dl
A patrdoa has beea granted former
State Treasurer Joaeph Hartley, of
Nebtaafca, after aerviag C months o.'
his » year tens of easheastesaent
Tka lateraatiomal Epworth League
Itoifstlia waa opened la Baa Fran
ctoM. with akowt 25,900 delegates In at
After atx weeks' idleness because o'
a strike. the Colorado Smelter, at
Battt. Moat, starts up. tke men get
tiag aa eight kai day with It hours'
Tka steel strike la expected soon to
ctoee tke last remaining mail of the
■ ■■Hraa Steel Hoop Company.
Ik* United Miae Worker* decided
aat tm aappart tke atrtdag stationary
laglwets la Owasylvaala
Horn. William I. Bryan, in an article
la tke finaasali. says that If a can
didate Cor Fraallaat la ckoaea from the
True to Oureelzm, Our Neighbors, Our Country an* Our God.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JULY 26.1901.
loUiif a Great Meetii; oo tbe P»
MANY GATIEK AT SAN FIANCISCO
Congratulatory Messages Read From
The President, tbe Vice Presided
and Msay Oovernors.
to Frhßdwo, Cat., Special.—The
tftH (nteroat'onal convention of UK
Kl worth I.PAguo was tilted Thais
day under the moat auspicious condi
tion. The waather waa ideal and tho
attendance equalled the most sanguine
expectation of all. Tks loeno at tho
Mechanic*' Pavilion, where the prin
cipal exercises ot the day were held,
W M on* not toon to be forgotten.
Never la Its history has the spacious
Interior of the pavilion presented a
more Impressive spectacle. Every un
sightly. Inch of wall was hidden by
tasteful decorations. Oreat volume*
of music from human throats and the
accompaniment of the Stanford organ
Inspired a feeling of reverential ad
miration and homage. The railroads
had virtually fulfilled their promises
and landed tho last of the Eastern
delegates here in time for the intro
ductory services. The grest army o1
Invasion of 30,000 men and women in
the rank and file had been provided
for la a manner most gratifying to all.
The entire city Is taking an active In
terest in securing the success of tho
The first services in connection with
the convention were held this morning
In the First Congregational.the Cen
tral Methodist and the Howard Street
churches, in each ot which communion
waa celebrated. Bishop Joyce, pca*V
dent of the League, conducted tho ser
\ lev's in the First Congregational
t'.'irch. At the Ceatral Methodist
• Lurch, Rev. John J. Tigert, of Nash
Vile, Tenti., presided, and Rov. A. C.
Crowe, of Toronto, Canada, led tho
congregation at the Howard Street
church. By n«oa the vast Interior of
the Mechanics' Pavilion, capable of
containing over 15,000 people, waa
filled viitb a mass of humanity.
When the convention proper was
railed to order at 2: SO o'clock by Rev.
Thomas Filben, of Pacific Grove, not
a vacant place jraa to be seen from
the grand organ to the farthest gal
lery of chairs. After a service of
song, led by Robert Husband and par
ticipated In by the chorus of tho 2,000
voices, tho general secretary. Rev.
Joa. F. Berry, read a number of con
gratulatory messages from prominent
men throughout the Union. Pifesl
McKinley, In bis message,
"I have much pleasure In sending to
the International Epworth I.eague
Convention, assembled at San Fran
cisco, my hearty congratulations upon
the t,oud work the great body of Chris
tian men and women, which It repie
fc.uia, has accomplished In tho past,
any my earnoat wish that even greater
fuccesa will crown the future efforts
of the League."
Vlco Prealtfcnt Roosevelt worded
hit ueaaage aa followa:
"My heartiest greetings, and may
gftod luck attend the Epworth league
In Its efforts for social and civic right
Other communications were from
Oovcrnori Mci..illln, of Tennessee;
Sbaw, of Iowa; Durbln, of Indiana;
Paten, of Illinois; llllan. of Michigan;
Dockery, of Missouri; Stanley, of
Kansas, and Vap Sant. of Minnesota.
All were received with beers, those
from th« President and Vice Presi
dent a.-oimlni; the audience to great
Tho «vealD| exercises at the Me
chanic.! 'Pavilion, vere presided over
t.y hollo Watt. .Tiio flrst address was
by Rev. CtUUL Pujuid Mitchell, who
ppoke on ''The Y'liiir Peoplo's Movo
raent in the Nineteenth Century."
"The YounK People's Movement In
the Twentieth Century" was dis
cussed by Rev. G. W. Kirby, of Mon
treal, Canada. T. B, Hutchison, of
Napa, Cat., spoke on "Methodism In
the Twentieth Century." At the
Alhamhra Theatre tonight, Rev. A. C.
Crews, of Toronto, Canada, presided.
The young people'* movement was
Cixcussod l >v Rev. Alonzo Monk, of
Xnoxville. Tenn., and Rev. M. 8.
UuKhoa, of Kansas City. Rev. E. K.
Scott, of Vancouver. B. C„ spoke on
"The Methodist In tha Twentieth
Rev. T. N. Ivey, of Raleigh, N. C.,
waa chairman ut the Metropolitan
Temple meeting. Addresses were de
livered by Rev. W. C. Millard, of
Yonkera, N. Y.; Rev. John H. Cleman,
of Olen Falls, N. Y., and Prof. Collins
Denny, of Nashville, Tenn. There will
be aaornlng, afternoon and evening
gatherings to-morrow at each, of the
four meeting places of tha league.
stata nu«t Pay Liquor Tax.
Philadelphia, Special.—A Washlng
ton special to The Record says: The
Commissioner of Internal JUvenue is
expected to decide that the State of
South Carolina is wrong in Its conten
tion against the tight of the Federal
government to tax South Carolina
State liquor diapensary. Commissioner
Yerkers will hold, it la understood,
after several conferences with Attor
aey General Knox, that South Carolina
baa no power under the constitution to
exempt dispensaries from the opera
tion of the Federal internal revenue
Disease Killing Georgia Cotton.
Valdosta, Oa., Special.—W. A. Or
ion, an assistant patrol of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, at Washington,
*ho has been here for a week inreatl
gating a disease which if as been kill
ing cotton, says ths dlaeaae Is caused
by fungus In tke soil which clogs the
/esaels In the stalk and causes the
Sunt ta wilt.- He says when tbe fungus
>nce gets into the soil it will lire as
long aa cotton la planted upon that
LYNCHING IN W. VA.
Chief ef Polce-Mirdcr* d ly Despcr-
T ate Negri.
NEGRO LVNCHED IN CITY PARK.
rtob at too People Took Him From
tha Haada of the Sborlff- Was a
Klkins, W. Va., Special.— Monday
Hlght the dead body of Wm. Brook*
colored, swung from the limb ot a tree
in the city park her*, and Chief ol
Police Lilly lay dying In a Cumber
land, Md.. hoapltal, from the aßecta
of a bullet worn. J Inflicted by the col
ored man. In the afternoon word waa
aught to the police »UUaa that Wm.
Brooks, a well-kaowu ooloreti man,
waa creating trouble In the lower end
of town, and asaing for the aid of an
officer to lubdue him. Chief of Police
Lilly Mid he would go hlmaelf and
bring the man 10. When Brooka aaw
the officer coming, he atarted to run
for tho house end by the time Lilly
came up to the houar. which had a
good siiod crowd surrounding it, apd
ordered the man to come out. Brooks
came to the window of a front room,
armed with a gun. Officer Lilly or
dered him to surrender and come
peaceably to the lockup. Brooks aald
he would not go peaceably, or any
other wayr Lilly irn Into the house
for the black man. The crowd out
side made no uifoiv to help, and the
officer fared the dc»i«rate negro alone.
Sounds of a fierce struggle could ba
heard and the crowd that had gath
ered ran to the bouse to help. When
tho room waa gained both men were
found on the floor In mortal combat.
The negro wak shouting that he would
never bo taken alive and the officer,
silent and grim, held him with a
death grip. >•
Suddenly the negro worked his
light arm free from the grasp of the
officer snd catching up a revolver that
had fallen to the tloor In the struggle,
flied point blank at the officer. Mlly
tpll to the floor shot through the
bowels. When the officer released
the negro he broke from the room and
ran. lollowed by a big crowd. For sev
eral squares he kept ahea>. of the
crowd. Finally after a chase of half
a mile, Brooks was overtaken and cap
tured. He fought desperately, but
could not get away. Other officers
came to the rescue and with nmali
ceremony Hrooks was handed over to
the sheriff to be taken to the county
JUBI »« chcrllT reached the prls
on doors and orncien tk. r >u nn rr to
walk into the Jail, a mob of men, at
least 400 strong. Hurrounded the of
fleer and demanded the prisoner. The
sheriff and guards refused and made
desperate resistance, but to no avail.
Brooks was Belied, rushed through
the atreeta, half walking and half fall
ing towards the city park. When the
park was reached the men who were
leading Brooks told him to walk up
under a lilg shade tree In the centre
of the park and pwpare to die. The
negro could not speak and seemed
almost Insensible to what was going
on. " The rope was drawn up and In a
few minutes the body of Wra. Brooks
swung from the tree lifeless. Then
the mob dispersed. Officer Lilly's
wounds are fatal. He Is unable to
talk and can give but small explana
tlon of the trouble that led to the
shooting. The body of Brooks, up to
a late hour In the evpning, still .hung
In the park.
Hay or Shot By a Touftl.
Hants Paul, Cal., Special.—Mayor
Hugh O'Hara", of this place, was shot
and probably fatally pounded Bunds)
by Charles Waxsmlth, an employe ol
the Union Oil Well Supply Company
Since the shooting the (own has b er.
in a state of turmoil and for a tlm?
there was a prospecj of a lynch'ng
There was a meptlng of 300 angry citi
zens and the greatest excitement prr
Vailed, the crime was vigorously de
nounced and measures were taken tc
rid the town of objectionable charac
Cause of the Deadlock.
I.ondon, By Cable.—ln the House ol
Commons, the Parliamentary Secretary
of the foreign Office. i>ord Craaborne
Informed a questioner that the diffi
culty which cauaed the deadlock amonr
the ministers of the foreign powers at
Pekln had reference to the collection
of revenue, ear-marked for the pur
pose of the Indemnity, and that the ne
gotiations at Pekln were still In pro.
Jackson, Miss., Special.—Governor
Longlno has Issued his proclamation
authorizing the organisation of the
Vicksburg k Southeastern aßilroad
Company. The proposed new road Is
balleved to be a continuation of the
Mobile. Jackson * Kansas Clty t whkh
would be Completed from Mobile to
Hattiesburg and running rla Haale
burst and Utlca. The toUl length will
be about 125 miles.
TeLBOR APHIC TER SITIF.S.
A St. Petersburg cablegram to the
London Dally Express says the Rus
elans have acquired practical possea
sion of Mongolia.
Floods threaten the city of Hankow,
Emperor William congratulated the
Hamburg-American Steamship Com
pany on the Peutsckland's record
A sensation wss cauaed at Valparai
so. Chi la, by the amaslnatlon of A.
Arias Banshee, the Ecuadorian Consul
there. - "yfi, : r
Engineer Clark and Fireman Dam -
.wood were run over on the Chesapeake
and Ohio road at Harvey. W. Va., and j
)01to«. I .
TINMNUT TK CMMItY.
Aa unknown colored man waa lynch
ed at Crowley, La., being suspected of
All but two breweries In New Or
leans, La., anapended work due to «
strike for recognition of the union.
It la believed fully 160.000 persons
will have registered by next Friday
tor the 11,000 clalma In the Kiowa
Jaaae Phllipa. the negro who killed
Lactaa Reed, aear Cleveland. Miss,
Oood rains are reported ta Southeast,
era Kansaa and Waatern Mlaaourl.
For (tabbing her love to death,
Julia Trabee. colored, haa been asn
tenced to death at Loulavllle. Ky.
Halted Statea Boundary Commis
sioner Cunningham was drowned In
the Alt Oraad River, nesr El Pas?,
Three companies of Virginia's Na
tional Ouard have gone Into camp at
the Pan-American Bapoa'.tlon, at Buf.
fak>., N. Y.
Machinists at Peoria. 111., have de
rlared their strlhe off.
• Dying at the age of 101. Mra. Mary
Burroughs, of Maryavllle, 0., left 285
In New York 30.000 garment work
ere went on strike.
A head-on colllalon on the Bg Four
road near Crawfordavllle. 111., killing
one man and Injured two.
Francis Schlatter. "Divine Healer."
wu flned flO In Washington, D. C.,
An Injunction agalnat strikers was
ukfd by the Variety trcn Workers, of
For spanking a monkey whrn It b:t
a child, Tony Roalana. of Newtown, U
1., was flned for cruelly.
The First National Rank and ' tho
National Dank of the Republic, both of
New York, will probably consolidate.
Governor Odeil. of New York, will
Inspect sll the Slate's canals an 1
waterways before rccammnding legis
A deadlock In the Roard of Educa
tion of Mount Verno. N. Y„ has been
caused by attempts to And a site for ths
A man claiming to be Senator Han
na's son, but who is an Impostor, wf.s
arrested In Wasbingtcn, U. C., for
Mr. snd Mrs. Harry Lehr eaile 1
from Paris for New York. '
M. Fournler. who won the Pars-
Renin race, will tout tn
Ruffalo. N. Y.
Efforts are being made to extend
the steel strike to the tube works at
Kundav wsirHlie hottest dav ever re
corded In nccuvns of the Middle West,
the thermometer registering as high
«a IIS decree* In places.
The steamer Humboldt has resche I
Beattle. Wash., with $250,000 In gold
from the Klondike.
The man under arrest at St. Anna
des Monti*, Quebec, believed to be
Blandln. the murderer is some other
The strike situation In the mining
dlatrlct at Roaaland. B. C„ affecting
1200 men, if unchanged.
The cause of the recent Are In Sul
tan Abdul Hamid's harem, at Constan
tinople. is found to have been due to
an Intrigue against one of the ladles
Admiral Count Leguln Heyden, whs
served nesrly CO years In the Russian
Navy. Is dead.
Count Leo Tolstoi has rallied rrom
his attack of fever.
Dismounted British Infsntry officers
will hereafter carry carbines instead
Cxar Nicholas has relaxed the rigor
of some of the Russian press restric
Ministerialist gains marked the
French elections to the councils-gen
Mme. Schmahl. of Paris. t>as start
ed a crusade for abolishing the kitch
en In homes.
At the age of four-score years Philip
Dietrich Is to be tried for murder at
Gold «nd silver Jewelry vilued at
£221,41! was imported Into the Philip
pines during I*oo,
Floating on her back. Miss Cora
Beckwltb. of Buffalo. N. Y., will try to
ptM through the Whirlpool Rapids of
A stamp duty of 1260.000 wss paid
to tbe British Treaaury on Carnegie's
#10:000.000 gift to the Scottish univer
The Window Glsss Trust is worried
by tbe organisation of many co-op
it 1« sa'U The city of Chicago faces
bankruptcy because It is conducted
urder an antiquated charter.
frnator Har.ua. It is reported, has
c>r.fo'idated IS pr.i;H-rtles In the Maall.
lon bituminous coal district.
It Is estimated that the estate of
Jacob S. Rogers will loae its Identity
under the management of the Metro
politan Museum of Art.
The bodies of the Misses Colburn,
who. with their father and two oth
ers, were drowned By t|se capsizing
of a yacht have been recovered.
Mrs. Robert Foaburgh enacted a
pathetic scene at the grave of her
daughter, whom her son la accused of
shooting ~—*■ ——— i — -
Mrs. Kruger, wife of President Paul
Kruger. died of pneumonia at Pre
MINISTERS TO AGREE
(Jpoa Ike LispsitiM «f the Proviicc
•f Aaaduria. »
SETTLING CIIMSE QUFSTIOXS,
The Part Which Russia Claim* Now
Ara Ukely to
- Washington. D. C„ Specil.—lt to un
derstood to ha the desire of some cf
the great powera that tha disposition
of Manchuria should go before the
m'nuteis at Pekia and be finally de
termined by a Joint agreement amons
tha powera. Although no definite
itep tu l«n taken lu that direction.
It Is befog omei »red by foreign repro
aentatlvea sutloned here, who fully
expect that the plaa will be adopted.
Russia. It to expected, will be reluc
tant to agree to It.
Attention haa been directed to the
Batter by reporta that Rusala had re
•umed direct negotiations with China
concerning Manchuria. a_'d also by
yesterday's cablegram stating that a
Russian proclamation was about to to
mo establishing Nu Chwang as a Rus
sian port. As to the lepoi t that Rus
sia will proclaim Nu Cu -ang to be'a
Kusalan port, it. to reived out In of
ficial diplomatic Quarters that Nu
Chwang to a treaty port, and as such
Is open to the commerce of the world,
under the existing tar iff regulations
with China, and foreign merchants
have tha right to trade and to conduct
efclAl'UKlinicn i there These rights
of trade could not be Alrested. in the
Opinion of diplomatic officials, by a
Russian proclamation unless the pow
ers had previously given assent. Thus
For there hss been no request from
Russia or China ror any change In the
statu# of Nu Chwang as ohe of the
In a spirit which has aroused tho
keenest admiration of the State De
partment, the Japanese government
has met the difficulty growing out of
the preference of her request for an
Increase of bur Indemnity, owing to
depreciation in selling prices of Ja
panese bonds, by withdrawing that re
quest. The result Is a substantial
loss to Japan. She asked ojstojnslly
for $23,000,0( v ft. This figure was nore
moderate than any of the powera'
which took any* prominent part In the
Chinese campaign and represi n.eJ
the barest expense of the undertak
ing. It was fixed upon the idea that
th« payment was to be made in cash
by China, wirn ttj»
payment the Japanese asked,that the
allowance be Increased to fJT.OOO.otO
In bonds to make good tlie loss she
would suffer through the sale of the
bonds. As soon as some of the other
nations found that the allotment as
originally fixed was in danger of be
Ing disturbed they came in with
increased demands and thus It is thai
Japan, finding that Insistence up m
her demand would blockade the ne
gotiations at this phase, has with
drawn her request for the present
at least. It is rafc to assume that the
United States government will do
what It can to secure compensation
' Mr. Rockhlll, our special commis
sioner at Pekin, has been instructed
to givo the assent of the |!nit«d Stale*
to the proposition to increase the
Chinese customs dues in order to pro
vide means for the payment of the
international Indemnity. Our govc-n
merit is still opposed to this proj t
and the Instruction is sent only in
deference to the universal wish for
a speedy conclusion of- the
tions at Pekin. It Is learned that the
hltcfi" In these negotiations, the inst
baffling that has yet occurred, Is due
entirely to the issue raised as to tbu
increase of customs.
Rochester, N. Y., Special —Af or
nearly nine weeks of idleness .he
striking laborers engaged In mun -1
pal contract work resumed Thurs ' t -.
Nine bosses signed the ngreem- :it.
only two contractors remaining ou\
The men are granted 20 cents an hn'ir
for an eight-hour day work and tire
and a half for over time nnd doab'e
time on holldaya.
Killed By Lightning. *
Tallahassee, Fla., Special.—Advice*
received here state that In the coun
try near this city a heavy storm pre
vailed and loss of lite and prope v
resulted. Lightning struck the hoaso
of Capt. A. C. Spiller, and did con
siderable damage. Jobn Henderson,
colored, who was near, was knocke I
senseless, his shoes being torn from
kis feet. He will probably recove*. A
house occupied by a colored family
near this plac«s was completely wiecU
ed. One of the girl children was in
Ktantly killed while lowering the win -
dow, and one of the male inmates was
also badly shocked that he died dur
ing the night On the plantation of
Oeneral Patrick Houaton. two colored
women In. the house of on» of the ten
ants were Instantly killed.
The Pry Goods .lirket
New York, Special.—A quiet m#-':e:
/a all departments has been reported
Heavy brown sheetings and drills are
Brm In price In ail
Bleached cottons rule ateady through
out. Coarse colored goods are In gen
erglly light supply and firm. IVln'
cloth?, are dull and unchanged. Prints
an] ginshama are q«let. Men's wear
woolens and worsteds are quiet an i
little shown for spring. Dress goo'Js
are dull and irregular. n
A strike of 1000 men hu Ml qp
building operation® at Port Worth.
The Window Gtosp Trust to wwM
by ihr organisation of many co-opera
«»vcr 100 workmen hare beea laid off
•t the Charlestown Nary Yard owing
(o lark of fawto
The strike Kit oat ton ia Ike Blalatf
district at Rossland. It. C, afrrtlai
1-SKI men. Is whangnL
The longshoremen's NationaUlinhm.
in session at Toledo. Ohio, has re
elected President I>. J. Keefe.
There hare been 2100 explosions la
coal mines daring the fast Iflj yean,
Involving a loss of SOW Uvea.
The New York Court of Appeal!
his derided that the eight-hour pro
vision in the labor law ia constitu
Sawmill employes at Topper Lake.
N. Y.. went on strike for a n durttoa
of hours from eleven to nine kom a
The railroad strike for locressed
wages, which completely tied op the
i -ads of Western Australia, has been
Japanese workmen bathe the whale
l>ody once a day. and some of tkeaa
twice. l*ubllc baths arc provided I*
After six weeks' idleness., beraw 4
a strike, the Colorado Smelter, at
Untie. Mont., has resnmcd. the men
getting an elglit-hour day with tea
Tlie Retail Clerks* International Pro
t -olive Association. In session at Buff'
falo. X. Y., voted to send sl3lO to Ike
International Association of Mschic-
Ikih to aid Its strike. >
Machinists employed In Ibe Trigs
sliipyards at Richmond. Va.. haw
ended their strike and all tboae ftr
whom there were places returned tl
work on? the old t-rtns.
About 30 West Point cartels were
|.ro?trated by haat«aud fatigue while
attending General Butterficld'a fua
The collateral inheritance tax on
Tlerre I>orillard's bequeet of Raacocas
farm to Mrs. l.lly 1 tomes Allien may
h-.vell New Jersey's treaaury to tke ex
tent of 180.000.
Dr. Gllles de la Tourette. a noted
Preach specialist on mental diseases,
has been sent to sn insane asylum.
Two hundred girls are out of work
by closing of the package coffee de
partment of the Woolson Spice Co., at
Hunt flay Succeed A Res.
Washington. Speclsl.—Ootrernor Al
i?n; Xi Port Rico, sirived 'here Mon
day from Canton, where he saw the
President and advised his concerning
the action of the ljeg-slsttire of Par to
lUoo. upon which the President a free
trade proHamatlah will be bss;d. It Ss
Iclleved Allen will reiln
«."ißh his omce »*— that
la) Issued, in wuicn ik« n >mina-
•..in of Wm. H. Hunt, of Msn a-ia. at
pirscnt secretary of th« isaid to lbs
government, is believed to bj p.-rbibto-
kel.se to Release Prisoners.
Washington. D. C.. Special.—la re
.jponj? 'to the repres-ntations to tha
S-tate Department the .British govern
ment has declined to release may of
the Americans who were captured
While serving In the Boer army The
only exceptions-will be In the rase of
pri imers whose health is fuh as io
make their confinement dangerous.
? >me Americans are amorg the mllltl
iy- prisoners in Cavion' and the State
department lias special reference to
their cases in addressing the British
-nv. rnnient in this matter. ~
A Uoitlc TIMI.
Wheeling. W. Va.. Special.— The lat
combination to b? formed ia of Ant
Kl.iss l>nrllo-in4k»rs. There are abmt
"0 ;i'«kers of glass bittles in the Unit
ed- Plates, and every one waa brought
into (tie combination held at a meeting
in Chicago. July 11. The capitalization
is The officer* elected are:
K. (!. Park, of th:a city; O. W. Yoat. of
Belialro; F. W. Breen, of Indiana,
treasurer; J O. M. Porter, of Chicago.
rr retary. The fact of the combination
las bien kept a profound secret. Tb*
immcillate effect of the combination
aas an advance of price*.
1 he Nicaragua ficaty.
Ix'adon. By Cable. —l>ord
.'ate, British ambassador to the l altei
states, made the following atatemeat
to a representative of the Associate*!
Itrcsn: "I am having a conference
Willi the Mnrquia of lansdowne not
cnlv about N caragua. but alao with
regard to half a dozen treaties pend
ing between Ureal Britain and tk I
I'nited SUUes. These are chiefly con
fined with Went Indian reciprocity
arrangements.' Lord Pauncefote a aid
he ho;eJ an agreement regarding the
Xicaraguaa Cannl could b« arrived at
•-cfore Cong.caa meets.
ITtra I'a fit for IVa«M HvMVfttlw.
An article of Prof. Edward 8. Hol
den in McClure's Magazine knocks a
irood deal of the romance out of tha
lonjfitures tegarding the inhabitant 1
of the planet Mars. He says that spec
troscopic observation made at th?a
Lick Observatory, far more complete
and thorough than those made at
other stations, lead to the conclusion -
that the atmosphere of Mars is cer
tain >y lego in amonnt than that sur
rounding the summits of the highest
Himalayan peaks. It is by no anaaa
certain that what air there ia is of
the right kind for human beings to
breathe, All telescopic observation
leads to the conclusion that there are
no clouds on Mars. If there were air
and water elands waaid certainly Bar*.
The sky of Maiy is absolutely Many.
It ia safe to say that, speaking gen
erally, Mars Is a planet without water,
air in many marked quantity,
and totally unfit for the abode «t k«-