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THE REPUBLICAN. •TABU A HAIXOOK, P«1b!l«»«rti. ALQONA, : : • Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL. ON the 30th ult. the bill to admit Idaho as a State was discussed In the Senate, and the agricultural appropriation bill was passed,... In the House VV. H. Diokerson was sworn In as the successor of Mr. Carlisle from the Sixth Kentucky district. A bill was introduced providing for the appointment by the President of a commission, consisting of five persons, to make an impartial and thorough investigation of social vice in all Its phases, in relation to labor and wages, marriage and divorce and the general welfare of the people. The Federal elections bill was further discussed. . THE bill for the admission of Idaho to the Union was passed in the Senate on the 1st. A report was made that the President had approved the naval, pension and post-office appropriation bills.... In the House the Blair educational bill was favorably reported, as was also a bill providing that all women employed as army nurses during the war for a period ol six months or more and who were honorably discharged and who are unable to earn their own support shall receive a pension of 112 per month. Tho Federal elections bill was taken up and was the subject of protracted debate. THE legislative appropriation bill was passed In the Senate on the 2d and the bills to place the American merchant marine engaged in the foreign trade upon an equality with that of other nations, ui»d to provide for ocean mail service between tho United States aad foreign ports and to promote commerce were discussed. A resolution was agreed to calling for information as to the number of pensioners borne on the list at each pension agency on June 1, 1890....In the House the Federal elections bill was discussed and finally passed by a vote of 155 to 149. In the Senate on the 3d a bill was reported to discontinue the coinage of the $3 and SI gold pieces and the 3-cent nickel piece and to provide for new designs for authorized devices of United States coins. A resolution was adopted asking for a statement of the amount already appropriated and proposed to be appropriated In the several appropriation bills of the session- A bill was introduced prohibiting any bigamies or polygamist making entries of public lands. Adjourned to the 7th. In the House Mr. Lodge asked for a reprint of the Federal election bill, with marginal notes. The request was d-nied. Adjourned to the 7th. DOMESTIC. ON the 2Sth ult. Superintendent of the Census Porter said that from present indications tho returns of the enumerators would show a total population of the United States of 04,500,000, against 50,155,783 in 1880. THE plant of the Allen Bradley Distillery Company at Louisville, Ky., was destroyed by fire on the 30th ult., entailing a loss of $150,000. THE steamship Rotterdam, which arrived in New York from Antwerp on the SOth ult., brought 850,000 pounds of Sumatra tobacco, valued at over 81,500,000, the largest single consignment ever received at New York. ,, THE ship Great Admiral was on the SOth ult. unloading a cargo of 4,000,000 bunches of fire-crackers at New York. She was 104 days on her voyage from Hong Kong. A FIRE on the 30th ult. at Troy, Ala., destroyed the Messenger office, opera house, Western Union telegraph office and a number of other buildings. THE total number of mercantile failures throughout the United States reported to Bradstreet's during the six months ended on the SOth ult was 5,466, against 5,918 during the same time in 1889. THOMAS McGBEW, treasurer of the Superior Drill Company at Springfield, O., was on the SOth ult. found short $12,000 in his accounts. THE store of Barker, Rose & Gray, hardware dealers at Elmira, N. Y., was burned on the SOth ult Loss, $160,000. DK. T. A. HOFFMAN, aged 83 years, was found dead in his office at Boards- town, 111., on the SOth ult. He was the discoverer of glucose and the process of its manufacture. . FOUR persons in Columbus. 0., were struck by lightning and killed on the SOth ult. THE Standard Oil Company's refinery at Louisville, Ky., covering five acres of ground, was burned on the SOth ult, and seven persons were injured, two fatally. WHEELING, W. Va., was visited by a violent electric-storm on the SOth ult, and a heavy rain flooded many of the streets, TEN more Chinamen were captured on the SOth ult. while trying to get into the United Statos from Lower California. A TRAIN on the Northern Pacific road plunged down an embankment near Drummond, Mont, on the SOth ult, and one woman was killed and twelve other persons were badly injured. FLAMES destroyed the wall paper factory of Jardine & Co. in Rah way, N. J., on the SOth ult. Loss, $100,000. A HARD wind and rain-storm passed over Calhoun County. Mich., on the SOth ult, blowing down many small buildings and doing other damage. WILLIAM HINSCHAW was murdered by white caps on the SOth ult near Richmond, Ind., because he refused to stop visiting his sweetheart. THE period for taking the eleventh census ended on the SOth ult. Superintendent Porter stated in Washington that information received from all portions of the country indicated that there bad been no serious hitch in the work. JOHN D. ROCKEFKLLKR on the SOth ult. gave 8100,000 to tho Baptist Educational Sooiety, which has its headquarters in New York, and was formed for the purpose of aiding needy institutions of learning under Baptist control. Mr. Rockefeller two years ago gave $100,000 to the society. A TjfiKBiFic storm passed over a portion of Allen County, lad., on the SOth ult, doing considerable damage to farm property. Houses and barns were unroofed, outhouses blown down and trees, fences and growing crops leveled to the ground. TUB village of White Cottage, O., was completely submerged by a rain-storm on the 1st, aad the,,people took refuge on high ground. Wheat fields and buildings suffered gf eat damage. THE Pension Office at Washington is- •ued during the fiscal year ended on the 80tb ult 151,658 pension certificates. The number issued during the preceding year was 145,2»a. TBB local board of directors of the World's fair voted On the 1st to recom* mend to the National commissioners the lake front and Jackson Park as a Bite for the exposition. MBS. ESLKP and Miss Mary Helmut were drowned on the 1st in the Alle* gheny river at Taruntum, Pa.,.by the capsizing of a- skiff. A FIRE on thd 1st at Seattle, Wash., caused a loss of $100,000. OVER 2,000 boiler-makers and helpers at Pittsburgh, Pa., struck on the 1st for a nine-hour day with ten hours' pay. THE statement of the public debt issued on the 1st showed the total debt to be $1,595,580,880; cash in the treasury, $55,409,748; debt less cash in treasury, $988,175,172. Decrease during June, $20,683,725. Decrease since June 80, 188«, $88,471,448. THE Government receipts from all sources during June last amounted to $37,546,892, against $32,757,907 in June a year ago; and for the fiscal year tho revenue aggregated $402,083.979, which is greater than in any year since 1881-82, when it reached $403,525,250. During the preceding fiscal year the revenue from all sources was $387,050,058, THE imports of gold to the United States during the fiscal year closed on the SOth ult. was $12,878,733, and the exports $17,098,930, or a net loss of gold by export during the year of $4,220,188. During the preceding fiscal year the imports of gold were $10,372,145, while the exports reached $60,033,236, a net loss of.$49,661,101. IT was ascertained beyond a doubt on the 1st that the thirty-one imprisoned miners in the Hill Farm mine near Dunbar, Pa., were dead, and the search for their bodies was abandoned. THE bill extending the charter of the Louisiana Lottery Company was passed by the Senate of that State on the 1st by a vote of 24 to 13. The bill has already passed the House. A MONUMENT to the memory of Thomas A. Hendriclcs was unvailed at Indianapolis on the 1st in the presence of a great throng. Speeches were made by Senator Turpie, of Indiana, and Governors Hill (N. Y.), Francis (Mo.) and Campbell (O.). A PORTION of Zanesville, O., was inundated by a heavy storm on the 1st, and many bridges in the vicinity were washed away. THE storage warehouse in connection with tho cotton-mill of George Brown at Mount Joy, O., was burned on the 1st, and Mrs. Samuel Miller, who resided near the fire, dropped dead from fright. DURING an encounter between revenue officers and moonshiners in Rowan County, Ky., on the 3d three men were killed. FOUR Chicago dressed beef houses in Boston, Swift, Armour, Hammond and Morris, suffered an aggregate loss of $100,000 on the 3d by fire. THE Peabody Institution at Danvers, Mass., was burned to the ground on the 3d. Loss, $75,000. GRAIN shippers met at Topeka, Kan., on the 3d and formed the Kansas and Nebraska Grain and Elevator Men's Association for the protection of members. BY a lamp explosion on the 2d in the house of Adam Steinler at Bradenvillo, Pa., his little son and daughter were burned to death and Mr. Steinler was fatally burned. A. & T. LEE, dealers in wools in West Manayunk, Pa., failed on the 3d for $100,000 YOUNG Wallace and his accomplice, who robbed his uncle, John H. Wallace, of $50,000, was on the 3d sentenced in New York to eight years hard labor in State prison. A STARCH trust was organized in New York on the 3d under the name of the National Starch Manufacturing Company with a capital of $10,500,000. NINKTY-TWO cars of coal belonging to the Reading Company were lost on the 3d at Elizabeth, N. J., by the collapse of a pier. THE Standard Oil Company's warehouse at New Orleans was burned on the 3d. Loss, $100,000. JUDGE KAVANAUGH, of the district court, sitting at Des Moines, la., decided on the 3d that aliens could not inherit land in Iowa. ON the 3d Haverhill, Mass., celebrated the 350th anniversary of its set- tlemfent, a poem by Whittier being the feature, A CLOUD-BURST over Coshocton County, O., on the 3d caused the loss of thousands of dollars. THE National commissioners of the World's Columbian Exposition voted on the 3d (78 to 11) to accept the lake front and Jackson Park site as proposed by the local directors. A TERRIBLE storm prevailed on the 3d along the Ohio river and Muskingum valley. The big Government dam at Marietta, O., which has cost the Government already over $250,000, was torn to pieces and carried away. At Churchville, O., the whole village was badly damaged. Crops over a wide area were ruined. PRESIDENT HARRISON signed the act for the admission of Idaho as a State of the Union at 10 o'clock on the morning of the 3d. THE entire business portion of Pullman, Wash., was burned on the 3d. THE annual rojnion of veterans of the Army of the Potomac commenced at Portland, Mo., on the 3d with over 1,000 members of the association in attendance. SAMUEL BLACK, an aeronaut, made a balloon ascension on the 4th at Beardstown, 111., and the air-ship tqok fire when at a height of 400 feet and Black fell and was killed. AT Buffalo, N. Y., on the 3d Kemmler was resentenced to die by electricity during the week beginning August 4. THE corner-stone of the new capitol of Colorado was laid at Denver on the 4\h by the Masonic fraternity. TUB first geaeral reunion of Confederate veterans commenced at Chattanooga, Teun., on the 3d. THE National Columbian Commission appointed committees on title and judiciary in Chicago on tho 3d and adjourned to meet on October 8 next in that city. A» VICES of the 8d say that the railway track built up to July 1 ia the Uafce<i States was l,ttOO miles, m compared with 1,480 miles in the first half ef 188ft. / IT was discovered OS the ,4tfi that att organised band of desJWrJuidWa had fan off with 600 fine horses, whlolt they stole near Spokane Falls, W»sh* f and made for the British Columbia litte. DuniNo the first six months of the present year there we're 681 labor strikes involving !Y4,a68 strikers, against 848 strikes involving 98,858 strikers during the same time last year. THE 114th anniversary of the Nation's Independence was celebrated throughout the country on the 4th. THE National, Music Teachers'Asso- ciation in session on the 4th at Detroit elected J. H. Hahn, of. Detroit, president «om« Monument to tti« Mrat~A 1'oom toy PERSONAL AND POUTIOAL. THR Republicans of the Tenth Illinois district on the 1st renominated Phillip Sidney Post for Congress. In the Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania district Andrew Stewart was nominated by the Keoub- licans. THE Maine Democrats in convention on the 2d at Augusta nominated William P. Thompson, of Belfast, for Governor. ROBERT E. PATTISON was nominated for Governor of Pennsylvania on the 2d by the Democrats in convention at Scranton. MBS. GEORGIE HULSE MOLEOD, a lady well known in literary and temperance circles, died at Baltimore, Md., on the 2d at the age of 61 years. THE Republicans of the Seventeeth district of Illinois on the 3d nominated F. H. Chapman for Congress, and Walter I. Hayes was renominated by the Second Iowa district Democrats. IN the Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania district the Democrats on the 3d nominated Alex M. McDowell for Congress. GENERAL OILMAN MAKSTON died at his homp in Exeter, N. H., on the 3d, ajfed 79 years. He was a member of Congress for several terms. PRESIDENT HARBISON joined his family at Cape May, N. J., on the 3d, where he would remain for several days. THE Union Labor party of Ohio met at Columbus on the 4th and nominated a State ticket with Ezekiel T. Curtis, of Farmington, for Secretary of State. THE Republicans of the Seventh Iowa district on the 3d nominated J. A. T. Hull for Congress. In the Nineteenth Illinois district the Democrats renomi- nated James R. Williams. FOREIGN. THE fifty-second anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation was clebrated in England on the 28th ult. by various entertainments and festivities. THE failure of the National Bank of Buenos Ayres, with a capital of $40,000,000, was reported on the 30th ult THE wife and four young children of James O'Connor, a member of the editorial staff of United Ireland, were fatally poisoned near Dublin on the 1st by eating pickled mussels. UNDER a law which went into effect on the 2d life imprisonment is now the penalty of reporting Canadian fortifications or armament to other powers. A NUMBER of gambling houso proprietors were on the 3d sentenced in St. Petersburg to exile in Siberia for five years. IT was said on the 3d that England would give France an island in the Caribbean sea and recognize the French protectorate over Madagascar. A SYNDICATE of English noblemen was organized in London on the 3d with a capital of $5,000,000 to acquire the phosphate fields of the United States and Canada. THE announcement on the 3d that the law providing for the forthcom- 'ing census in England requires the religious belief of every individual to bo recorded has evoked strong opposition. LATEST NEWS. ADVICES ot the 5th stated that the famine in the Soudan was increasing rapidly. Thousands of natives were without food of any kind, and the deaths from starvation were many. It was said that large numbers of men, women and children were deliberately put to death that they might serve as food for their frenzied companions. Mas. EVA HART, who had reached the age of 113 years, was buried at Cicero Center, N. Y., on the 5th. A KEG containing fifty pounds of powder exploded in a grocery store at Industry, Pa., on the 5th, wrecking the building and injuring seven children, five of whom died in a short time. AT Milford, N. J., a cloud-burst on the 5th caused damage to the amount of $100,000. IN a runaway on the 5th at Port Huron, Mich., the wife of Henry Henderson was thrown from the wagon and fatally injured and his son and daughter were killed. The State Prohibition Committee met at Birmingham, Aia., on the 5th and nominated Rev. S. L. Russell, of Cherokee, for Governor. ACTING SECRETARY BATCHELLER on the 5th issued a set of instructions in regard to the re-entry into the United States of Chinese after a visit to their native land. He says that they are not debarred from coming back to this country by any law or treaty. THE cholera returns from Valencia, Spain, show a total of thirty-one deaths during the twenty-four hours ended on the oth. JOSEPH TRIBHI.E, whose residence i» in Mississippi, was arrested at Wathena, Kan,, on the 5th for the murder of Thomas Kincaid twenty-nine years ago, THK first frost of the season was seen on the 5th at Holland, Mich., and ut Black River Falls, Wis. A HEAVY storm on the 5th near Parkersburg, VV. Va., caused great damage to crops. The valleys of the Kouawha andMuskingum were flooded, tho damage reaching §508,000. A KK\r Cabinet was formed iu Spain on tho 5th with Senor Canovas del Castillo as Prime Minister, Foii the week ended on the 5th the percentages of the base-ball clubs in tho Players' League were: Boston, .607; Chicago, .(500; Brooklyn, .533; Philadelphia, .508; New York. .500; Pittsburgh, .491; Cleveland, .436; Buffalo, .315. The clubs in the National League stood' Cincinnati, .672; Brooklyn, .612; Philadelphia, .008; Boston, .571; C .52»; New York, .413; Cleveland, Pittsburgh, .-868, «nent Oration. IwMANArotis, ind., July l.—To-daf thousands gathered at the State Capitol grounds to witness the ceremonies attending the dedication of the monument to the late Vice-president Thomas A. , Hendricks. After the formal presentation had been made by the monument committee an original •poem, entitled "Hendricks," written by. James Whitcomb Riley, was read by Prof. Fisher, of Hanover College. It is as follows; Pride of the Westland, and loved of the Nation- Leaflet 1 invincible I Ruler most wise 1 Fevered nor flushed by the throng's acclamation, Steadfastly poised as a star in the skies t Paths that were night to un Thou didst make bright to us— Brightening still, till the transcendent shine, Fwlftly withdrawn from us, Now thou art gone from us, Haloes thy deeds with a glory divine. Versed as thou wert in tho lore of the' ages, Voiced as a master in lofty debate, Thine was an eloquence history's pages Rustlingly whisper In vain to relate. Mute there tho wonderful Pathos, or thunderf ul Flashes, of denunciation — not jeers 1 Silent, the dutiful Scorn, and the beautiful Tribute of tremulous sobbing and tears I Thine, then, the mead of a people's affection Born above factional wrangle and fray; Still warmly homed in the heart's recollection, Naught of thy virtues shall vanish away; Still in security Rest, in thy purity. Fixed as thy monument, tow'ring above— . Ay, and outwearing It, All time declaring it- Bronze shall outbrave not the legions of love I Then followed an oration by United States Senator Turpie, whose remarks were received with marked approbation. A synopsis of the oration follows: Prefacing hi s remarks with a reference to the earlier years of the last century which the knightly and chivalrous Jean Baptlste Bissot, Sieur do Vincennes, lost his life in battle with the Indians, leaving his name to the old post THE HKNDRICKS STATUE. upon the Wabash, the orator gave a lengthy sketch of the boyhood of the deceased statesman. He then referred to the first appearance of the deceased Vloe-President in public life as a representative from the county of Shelby in the General Assembly, and in which capacity he left upon the minds of his colleagues such an opinion of his abilities as laid the foundation <5f that respect and esteem in which he always,continued to be held by them and their constituencies. Coming down to wartimes the orator said that as a Senator Mr. Hendrioks constantly acted and voted in aid of the Government in every measure looking to the suppression of armed insurrections against its authority, although he always reserved the right, as a Senator, freely to discuss the civil policy of the administration. His suggestions and amendments to the pending bills for the maintain- ance of the National forces then in tho field were so timely, useful and important as frequently to command the approval of the majority of the Senators politically adverse to his views. At the conclusion of the civil war, in that day •which saw the surrender of tlie Confederate forces, there came the question as to what disposition should 'be made ot the States whose people hod talten part in the insurrection designed to subvert the Government. This grave problem was presented to Hendriclcs in tho midst of his term as Senator; while in the •whole range ot former legislation and jurisprudence there was ii o precedent for the solution thereof. The problem was peculiarly American only to be solved by a wise and comprehensive consideration of the laws, the institutional theories, political traditions and history of our own States and people. In this crisis of deliberation Heudricks stood, upon bis side, almost alone. With the immutable calm and quiet which sustain the high spirit upon such occasions, at a verv early period in the de- bute upon tho bill for the establishment of military governments in the Southern States he took this position: "I desire this to be a Union in form under the constitution, and in fact by the harmony of $he people of the North and South. I deny that at the close of the war there were no State governments in the Southern States. The constitution of a State when it has once boon admitted becomes a part of the National compact. I deny that the people of that State have the right to destroy its Government, and thus cease to be within the Union. I deny that a convention, a Legislature, or any other assembly whatever, can voluntarily terminate the existence of their State government, and thus cut off their connection with the Federal Union." And again he said: "I dery that any act of the State, as a question cf law, can have the effect to destroy the relation ot the State to the Union." Practically the relations were disturbed, practically the State wivs for a time not in harmony with the general Government. But its existence as a State, Us constitution and laws, except these enacted ia aid of the rebellion, continued all the vuy through the war, and when peace came it found the State with its constitution and luws unrepealed and In full force, holding that State to its place ia the Federal Government. In this course taken, of a regular and legitimate reconstruction of the Union ot the States, few followed him. This doctriue, from the very day and hour of Its utterance, was Dejected with ci try epithet of reproach and contumely. It was beaten, fubmarged by large majorities in both houses of Congress; decried as an unconditional surrender to the enemy. In the pelting storm of detraction and opposition ita author and advocate remained unmoved; not only waitiay, but laboring with ou diligence for that rey««al ot optatoa among Ml oswrtry- sae*, which, after yejuw ot toU ajujiiftife, wane at last. Hendricki lived t« egg tipe J»taoi- flaw to «M tfite rec6a«f adopted t* m ba*l« of il legislation t*i lubjeoti tttltittately, to wkott these tenet* iftttatioaed and declared to be tlw tffe ot the l»nd fif Its Wgftegt^tflttttnal, the fiafcrettc CWttt orifce ttaited State*, Thus he taught tea lesgofc 6f tikffle dats, sent to ba toflfbtwa, teat tfc«1r*£h«d toe«n traged for the preservation of tn6 union, not for the destruction of the State*. If Webster be styled the e* pouaderof the old constitution, with itB half truths and compromises, upon a subject noted, but unnamed therein, HendHoks may tee as justly called tho expounder of the new, Keferrlngto the controversy la the Hayes* Ttlden campaign; Senator Turpie said: "In one supremely, critical Juncture of our National affairs, for tttahydastSi like Fablus of oW, he warned and safely kept tho field of peril, merit- Ing in this the simple yet august decree of the conscript fathers: 'He hath deserved well ot the Republic,'" The orator continued to review the career of the deceased as Governor, private citizen and Vice-President, and in conclusion s»id: "We unvail here to-day this monumental figure reminding us of his life and presence; in the goodly fellowship of these storied emblems of the administration of law and of history, wherein he bore so large a part. His fame depends upon material yet more enduring, the fabric of his word and works, ennobled by the patriotic aims to which they related. For It may well be believed there was somethin about such a one, of that within, which possetU show. He had genius—the genius ot statesmanship; alike befitting the majestic assemblies and the highest councils of a free' people. To genius belongs the hereafter. In the vast halls of, the future Us greetings aro heard, its audiences are held; its posterity throngs to the reception. In their'midst it moves clad with a radiant nimbus of glory, and neither time, nor chance, nor change, nor things post or present, nor things to come, of whatever moment, may dim or tarnish,' Its unfading splendor." ••"••' Governor Hill, of New York, deliverel an address of some length, which was highly eulogistic in its character. Several other speeches were also made. [The monument is a remarkable work of art Its construction has occupied two years, $40,000 having been subscribed to defray its cost. The statue is of bronze, fourteen and a half feet high and weighs over 86,000 pounds. The sculptor is Mr. B. H. Parks. The status represents the subject as in the act of stepping forward on the rostrum to address an audience. The head is slightly inclined and turned a little to the right. The pedestal is of granite, Imported from tho Bavano quarries in Italy. This stone is of light coral tint and has been used for some of the famous statues in Europe. The base is twenty-nine feet long by twenty-one feet wide and is laid in three courses, each one about twelve inches high, rising like steps to the di» in the center. On each side of the monument is a nlohft. That in front bears the only insciption on th« monument—the single word Hendricks, chiseled in the stone, and finished with gold leaf. Below the name is a bronze wreath of oak and laurel leaves nearly three feet in diameter. It was cast at the royal foundry in Rome, where molding is carried to the perfection of art, and •where it is not uncommon to use natural leaves or flowers as models. This particular wreath was exhibited in Paris, where a gold medal was awarded it, and where Mr. Parks bought it for the decoration of this monument. Above the niche which is thus adorned Is a United States shield in bronze, with a spray of laurel falling across it.] SCORCHED HUMANS. Old Sol Mercilessly Sheds His Knys on Them and Gathers In Victims by the Score. CHICAGO, July 1.—The thermometer reached its highest point yesterday at 3 o'clock p. m., when it registered 90 degrees above zero. Five fatal cases of prostration by heat were reported; twenty-five likely to prove fatal, and twenty-seven of a less serious character. Hundreds of horses, have died from the effects of the heat. Since June 23 there have been reported to the coroner's office fifty-six deaths, all of them resulting from heat prostration. SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 1.—A number of sudden deaths were repoited Sunday and Monday, and it is presumable that the heat has bedu the cause of them all. Farmers are losing horses daily. JOLIET, 111., July 1.—Last week's fatalities in Joliet exceed those of any previous week ever known. The thermometer ranged as high as 10i) degrees. Farmers complain of unparalleled loss of live stock. Contrary to expectations the heat does not seriously affect the convicts at the prison. Although the heat is intense in the yards the shops are kept cool by fans. At the rolling-mills the prostration has been most severe, the men giving out in great numbers. Work on buildings and in the quarries has been stopped. Several factories have closed until a change of temperature takes place. DECATUR, 111., July 1.—David Logan, aged 72, a resident of Macon County since 1858, died Monday. He was prostrated by heat. EociCFonn, 111., July l.—The excessively warm weather of the last few days has resulted in a milk famine. Cattle lie panting in the shade and refuse to eat, diminishing the supply to such an extent that dealers find it simply impossible to supply their customers. CAIRO, I1L, July 1.—This month has been the hottest ever known here, and tho fatalities from the heat have exceeded any ever recorded. Five deaths have occurred in the last ten days, three of which occurred in the last twenty- four hours. The three victims were John Kennedy, Andrew Sherriok and James Boron. All of them had been drinking and were overcome by the heat and died in less than an hour. TUSCOLA, 111., July x.—While no fatal cases of sun-stroke are reported here, the mortality among horses while at work in the fields is large. Over twenty have dropped dead, iu this locality in the last three days. Farmers in many instances are plowing by moonlight to avoid the torrid sun, ST. Louis, July 1.—Monday's list of prostrations from the beat numbered eight, two of them fatal. CINCINNATI, July 1.—Fourteen or fifteen oases of sun-Btroke wei-e reported here Monday. Three of them resulted fatally. MILWAUKEE, July thrive deatha from sun-stroke were reported at the health office Monday, »11 of them victims of the extreme heat of Saturday and Sunday. This makes a total of fifteen deaths from the heat within & week. But three prostrations from the beat were reported Monday. Although, a cooling breeze prevailed all afternoon the temperature reached 88 degrees. 4 heavy shower in the evening wa£ fol« lowed by cooler weather. KANSAS Cm-. Mo,, ^gy i,-From June 92 to June 99 there were sixty* two deaths in K»M»B , nty, forty-&w« 9* wbiph wf ( 9 of <$H*n under 8 THE SITE SELECTED, fffce Sffttiftftai Oolumbifttt JfttpmttiaJtt GW** 1 tnl*iidtt«f« fat* t« Ae««pt ttt« £ taptttb tlOfc tff th« Chicago DlMH)tof» ttt loefct* tit* 'ttftlt on tito t«k« front an* «l Jkekiou £a»k« CHICAGO, July ft.—The site qttesttoft is settled. The World's Columbian Exposition will be held on Jackson Park and the lake front. The National com* mlasion6r& yesterday formally accepted the site proposed by the Chicago directors by a vote of 78 to 11. In, addition to the proposition . of Tuesday the directors offered conditionally 180 acres adjoining Jackson Park on the south. J. Irving Pearce, of the Sherman House, yesterday morning tendered the local board the free use of 100". acres of ground, and other private owners offered eighty acres. The opposition• wanted the proposition made more definite and some guaranty that the site- proposed could be had possession of In. time to prepare for the exposition. The' local directors met these inquiries- by explaining the esituation and promising to have the site in. proper shape at the proper time. The resolution finally adopted contained a provision that a committee of ten members of the commission be appointed to confer -with.the local board and inquire- Into the legal condition of the sites and the moans of transportation between, the proposed localities. NEW Yojjk, July 8.—In- anticipation of the world's fair being held in Chicago' In 1893 the American Federation of Labor, through its president, Samuel Gompers, has issued a call-for an international congress of working-men to beheld in connection with the world's fair. The letter, which will bo translated and sent to every country where working-men are organized, states that the- object in holding the convention is to formulate and discuss the very many questions "affecting our interests and to give a greater impetus to the cause of progress and civilization and to make known to the world by our unalterable denomination that we insist upon being larger sharers in the'world's progress." MUCH DAMAGE DONE. A Furlou* Storm Visits Wentorn Pcnimyl- vui)l» and Eastern Ohio. PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 3.—The electric and rain-storm which played about this city Wednesday night seems to have been general in this section. Little damage was done here, but reports from Canton, O., say the worst was felt there, and the citi- > zens employed themselves in fishing for furniture.floating about the streets. At Sparta, 0., Young Miller was rendered unconscious by a lightning stroke that destroyed his machine-shop. The damage to crops is great A hotel and two business houses at St. Joe, Pa., forty miles from here, were destroyed by lightning; loss, $13,000. At Newcastle the storm has been violent,, for twenty-four hours. Mrs. Hiram Woods was struck by lightning and is still lying unconscious. Many barns and residences were struck. A special from Zanesville, O,, says the loss in that county to bridges and roads will reach $300,000. Several short connecting Ohio railroads have been totally abandoned on account of washouts, WOOSTER, O., July 3.—This city and sections > of Wayne County north and east suffered from an unprecedently heavy rain-storm Tuesday night, causing great damage to crops. The water In Apple creek rose over eight feet in less than an hour. Bridges were swept away like driftwood. COSHOCTON, O,, July 8.—On Tuesday evening a cloud-burst over Coshoctoa County caused the loss of thousands of dollars. The Pan-Handle and Coshocton railroads were badly washed out. READY FOR SERVICE. The Big Aqueduct at New York Com* pleted at Lust. NEW YORK, July 8.—The pipe line of the gate-house of the new aqueduct at One Hundred and Thirty-fifth street and Convent avenue to the reservoir in Central Park is completed, and the four big iron conduits, each forty-eight inches in diameter, are ready to pour their 135,000,000 gallons of water daily into the reservoirs. The capacity of the reservoir is 318,000,000 gallons per day, but only 135,000,000 gallons are to reach the lakes. Sixty-eight million gallons are reserved for the future supply of the annexed district, with a probable reservoir at Jerome Park. The balance—850,000,000—is to be brought to Manhattan Island, It is expected that the big conduit will be opened within two weeks. A TERR1BUE FATE. Two Children Ronnted to Death hy the Explosion of » Lamp at tireeusliurgh, Pa. GBEENSBUBGH, Pa,, July 8,—By a lamp explosion at the house of Adam Steinler, a butcher at Bradenville, Tuesday night, a son and daughter of Mr, Steinler, aged 8 and 6 years respectively, were burned to death, Mr. Steinler was iu bed suffering from / lever, and the "children were in the- room playing. The mother had gone out. Suddenly the Ipinp exploded and the burning oil was thrown over the room and the children's clothes took fire, Mr. Steinler jumped from his bed and made an effort to save the little ones, but fell exhausted, and when the motb«r returned a mo* ment later she found them all in a literally roasted condition. The cpiea of Mrs, Steinler, brought the neighbors, and the flames were extinguished after much difficulty. Mr. Ste'inler will prob* ably die and his wife ia seriously. burned, ' » GONE TO HER REWARP. Deatbwt B»Ul|«i>re wTwr*. Georgia BALTIJJOBS, Md.. July s.— Mrs Georgia Buta»MoLeo& a lady well known i« literary and temperance circles, died here Wednesday at the age of 01 roars, [Mrs. McLood wus tlie daugater o/ Dr. Isaac Hul&e and was educated abroad. Ste mi»rrie4 Rev. Dr. Alexander W. Moteoa, « jseU-toowa O»<K4egUHU ^ritvr at*} wntop pt the <flttc(t*l orf m lellow wai 4 great deata tf her pjetry and ft ,JV''1 • •' iV , ,.A ,'«*«>>*, -."., •

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