Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 5, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
DC Wit NINTH YEA1.-NO. 1^3. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. TUESDAY. AUGUST 5,t 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS' EVENING EXPRESS KI.VSLOK BROIHEKS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. The band played "Tho Star Spangled Banner" when Mr. Blaine entered the Cape May Hotel. It was a felioltous tribute to the man who holds it high wheu ho waves it. _ TnE introduction into the Senate by Senator Quay of amendments to tbo Tariff bill, looking to reciprocity as to sugar, is a move which, in the estimation of some, is not tho least significant among the many new moves on the board of late. Hon. A. T. Gobhorn, of Cincinnati, having declined the position of director general of the Chicago Exposition, the sub-committee on permanent organization has deoided to recommend the appointment of General D. H. Baitings, of P ennsylvania._ France claims to hare 78 millionaires. We have so many we cannot count them, but still France on the whole is as happy and prosperous as we are. It ia the general distribution of wealth and not its concentration in a few hands which makes a people great, contented and progressive. The agent* of the Lousiana Lottery Company at Washington express great confidence in their ability to defeat the Anti-Lottery bill. Speaker Reed has here a fine opportunity to exercise some of his power in beading off the soheines of the most corrupt and audaciouB lobbyists at W asbington._ Can any single fact better demonstrate the extraordinary development and progress of American ingenuity and Bkill, than tho fact that on last Thursday, one hundred years ago, the first patent was issued by the Government, while on Thursday patent No. 438,432 was issued from the same office 1 THE END IS NEAR AT BHD Kemmler Calmly Waiting tlio Pinal Sum-mom to Take Him Before His Maker ANY MOMENT HE MAT BE GALLED At the late meeting of the Paper Makers' Association, in Saratoga, ex-Senator Warner Miller made the statement that as the result of protection it was now possible to send paper to England and sell it at a profit, and that the American manufacturers had underbidden their English competitors for the Australian trade. California is making a nice thing out of the failure of our fruit erop. During a Bhort time twenty-seven oarloads of Call fornia fruits have been -sold in New York at much above the average prices. Fully five hundred oar loads of California fruits will be Bent from that State this season, which may perhaps onco more give a temporary boom to fine lands in that Stats and save the speculators from hopeless bankruptcy._ A Pertinent Question. Krom the Occident. For the third time little Tommy Figg had asked his father what was the cause of the Desert of Sahara. Finally the old gentleman laid down his paper and answered: "I reckon it was formed wheu the Israelites lost their eand. And if you don't quit asking me so many questions I'll see that yonr mother puts jou to bed before I get home hereafter." "But, pa, how can you see her put mo to bed if she pats me to bed before you get home?" And that question was Tommy's last-for that evening. Ohio'* Work Bureau. Krom tho Cincinnati Commercial Uaxelte. The experiment of the great commonwealth of Ohio in establishing and maintaining a free bureau of employment will be watched with much interest by sociolo-gists and political economists. If a State ia successful in maintaining an employment agenoy, through which employers and unemployed oan be brought together, it will be tbe opening of an entirely new era in the labor world. PERSONAL PENCILIHOS. Miss Effie Riokard is visiting at Salona as the guest of Miss Lizzie Miller. Miss Eva Kicker hag has returned from a two days visit with Williamsport friends. Mr. A. L. Allabacb, of Philadelphia, is spending a month's vacation with friends in this city. Miss Laura Lentz, of Williamsport is visiting in this olty as tbe guest of Miss Millie Evans. Miss Annie Whiteinan has returned from an extended visit with relatives in Williamsport. Mrs. P. C. Allabaob and daughter, Miss Lula Allabaoh, have returned from a visit to Sterling Run. Miss Mamie Haas, of Sunbury, and Miss Jennie Grier, of Jersey Shore, aro guests of the Misses White ai Beech Creek. Mrs. IIcsb, mother of George D, Hubs, and grandson Keiglo, of Eafct-on are visit-ing Mr. Hess and family at Beech Creek. Miss Dollie Larkons, formorly of this oity, but now of Williamsport, is visiting in this ci'y as thoguost of Miss Mira Agar. ilra. ,f. M. Compton and little sou have gone to Uarrisburff, where they will ba guests lor several weeks at the rosideuco of S. K. Compton. Mrs. M. Baumau has secured rooms at no 49 BoIIofono avonue (Mrs. Kafl's building) and solicits a share of patronage from ladios who doeire stylish, well-fitting garments. Warden Durston Stated Yesterday Afternoon That the Kxecutlon Would Not Take Flue Within the >'�*t-Twenty Font Honrs-The Condemned Man Mot Sick, Intanolor Callapaed. Auburn, Aug. 4.-Fire alarms in this putty oity are sounded by a huge, surly-toned bell that hangs in the tower of tbe City Hall. The hours of day and night are struck upon the same bell, and its overbearing clangor may be heard down in the prison basement where Kemmlor is. If the murderer heard the hour tolled at midnight last night, he knew that with the last stroke of 12 he bad entered upon a fixed period within which bis life will bo ended. He knew that behind a near-by door, in a dark and silent room, the appli anoes for his taking off were waiting his coming. And when should be that oomtng ? That be could not know. No person about him knew. Perhaps even the man who holds Eemmler's life in his bands does not yet know whioh of the coming bours of this week may mark the end of tbe fellow's life. Indications this morn ing are that Buoh is tbe aaso. sumoes FLTIX0 FAST. Mr. DurBton took his wife to Syracuse last night and returned alone this morning During the forenoon he has been at the Osborne House for tbe first time in eral days. He will not of course mako public hiB plans, even if tbey are matured which they probably are not. No one olse dare speak if tbey know anything, which is not likely. Tbe prominent men who, it is believed, will attend the execution are not visible if tbey are here. In the early bours thiB morning there were rumorB of several coach toads of prominent witnesses to be whioh were said to bavo gotten off tbe New York Central main lirje at Port Byron to be driven to Auburn. And suppose they did? Nothing save as it may indicate that Kemmler is surely to be killed this week, and that tbe day is near. If there wore such visitors to Auburn they have not appeared in tbe public places, and there is a growing disposition among citizens and correspondents not to care whether tbey do or not. What matters It. Tbe hour, if it oomos, will find them here. KEMMLER IN 8DSPEN6E. The highest authority to-day affirms that Kemmler is not siok, insane, or collapsed. He sits and waits, and does it with aa little trepidation aa a man of his mental and pbysioal oalibre might be ex-peated to experience. He is in suspense (so is every one else). There la nothing else to do. Meantime, rumors multiply. Thus far, there seems little reason to repeat them. A man ia to be executed. The man who decides when has not spoken. Tbe situation has the week for its boundary, and there is all there is of it. Tbe legal question cited in theBO dispatches last night Is being carefully thought about here, some with curious interest, others with a quiet purpose to reach a conclusion. The question seems very simple-if a form of sentence valid which gives one man the powor to mako it inoperative by delaying tho execution of the death penalty until the last day of tbe designated seven, and which, under general law, is no day in the eye of tbe law. A LATE STATEMENT. Warden Durston stated at 3:55 that Kemmler would not be executed within the next twenty-four hours. WHITE HOUSE LIVING ItOO.MS. Appearance of the Apartments Occupied hy the President1* Family. Washington Cor. Baltimore Sun, "I do not wonder that Mrs. Clevolaud felt badly about leaving the White House," remarked a pretty girl from Now York as aho stood in the private corridor of tho Executive Mansion, "and especially when she thought about this beautiful boudoir, so dear to all women." Tueso remarks were uttered in that portion of tho White House looking wostward to wards tho War, State and Navy Depart roent and directly over tbe conservatory, wblob is such a favorite spot during tho Presidential levees. Like her predecesso: Mrs. Harrison has devoted her attention to beautifying and improving tbia dainty reatreat, formed by moans of a partition, whioh onts off ourious visitors who may stroll into the corridor leading past tho cabinet-room and library, where the Presidont spends his time. In oao corner of tbe boudoir is the piano recently purchased by Mrs. Harrison, and which stand invitingly open for tbe use of the ladies of the White House and their friends. Down stairs iu the Greon Parlor the concert grand piano, of whioh Mrs Cleveland was so fond, romainB s'irouded in a heavy cloth, while from tbe wall tbo late Mrs. Lucy Webb Hayes looksploasaut ly down from the oanvass upon '.bis beautiful piece of furniture. Many ohangeB have boeu made in tho bed-roouiB of tbe White House within tu1 'ly 'PlLtcburg.........IS m FLAYEKS' LEAGUE. Won. Lost.| Won. LokI. Hoslou..............5-"l :� Brooklyn.........40 New York........47 3,-i Philadelphia.-.44 3D I Buffalo.............'21 58 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost.l Won.LoHt. LoulsVlUu........51 29 Columbus.........41 43 81. Louis..........IS XI Syracuse..........M f[ Athletic...........47 37 Toledo............Jf6 i3 1 llocliestcr........15 iHJ Brooklyn.........24 50 Chicago... Cleveland........ PHUbu.-v.........37 Buffalo.............21 Donation! Wanted. The members of the W. R- C, No. 10, who were prcsout at their meeting last Friday night, decided to help provide a few necessary artiolos for tho Memorial Home at Brookviiio, such as combs, brushes, thread, thimbles, noodles and piu cushions, Mombors of tbo order and any persona kindly disposed to contribute any of the above namod articles will please send to Mrs. E. M. Evans, No. Ill East Church street. Base Ball Challenge. The Resolutes, a base ball olub composed of members from the Fourth ward, challenge any other olub in tbe city to a game of ball. Tbe time, place, and all other preliminary arrangements to be agreed upon by the oaptains of the clubs. Now, you baso ball enthusiasts, stop up and show your pluck by acoepting this challenge, Plaulnaj Illill Accident. Thomas Kauo, ox-Cbiuf of Pulloo of Ilouovo, met with an acotdont last Saturday afternoon while at work in Loveland's planing mill, which will lay him off from work for several weeks. Ho was struck in the side by a board which was thrown by a circular saw. Kallrond Hrldee Bnrneil. The burning of a railroad brldgo ou the Philadelphia & Erie liuo near Cameron last night delayed Brio Mail cast sn much that it did uvi reach tbia ci'y until nearly 1 o'clock this morning. Tbo bridge spnnnod a small Htioam nour Cameron. a \v:iMn 1'llico. Thu ihermonifct jr which lianas in tint Council chamber, indicated a temperature of b6 degrees while tbo Council was iu session latf. night. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING Report of the Business Transacted by Oar Oity Fathers Last Night. HAPPENINGS SEEN BY THE.'EXPRESS' Fi'll Six Inches-Evening Trip* Discontinued -Hhu Ball Challenge-Railroad Bridgo Uurnctl-A Warm Place-Planing Mill Accident-Donations Wanted-other Late Local Nows. All the members Were present at tho regular meeting of City Counoil las? evening and President Smith ocoupied the obair. After the reading of tbe minutes a oom-munication from the mayor of Williamsport was presented,stating that no charges were made for the fire engine on the occasion of the burning of Kintzing & Biok-ford's yard and mill. A similar communication from E. B. Westfall, superintendent of the Philadelphia & Erie railroad was presented and read by Clerk Geary. Tbe petition of citizenB requesting that the crosBings at Bald Eagle and Grove streets be raised was referred to tbe Committee on Streets and Bridges. A resolution prepared by the Fire Committee was adopted, in which thanks wore tendered to the Ponu'a railroad oornpany and especially to Superintendent E. B. Westfall for free transportation of Llie Williamsport nromen and their apparatus to this city when Kinlzing & Bickford's mill and lumber yard burned, also tendering tbe thanks of firemen and citizens to Mayor F. H. Keller and the firemen who assisted Lock Haven at that time. Tho resolution assured them of a roady ro-sponso to all calls from that city. The roport of the City Treasurer was road'and adopted and voucher orders asked for granted. Tbo Po'.ioe Committee offered the following which was adopted: Whereas, The recent appointments of a Board of Health for tho City of Lock Haven does nut conform to the city ordinances oreaticg the same, therefore, bo it Rewh'eii, That in order to, conform to said ordinances that the Board of Health be appointed with term of office to benin on the first Monday of April, A. D., 1S90, as follows,viz: First district,A. J. Bcbuy. ler, for 1 year; secoiul district, P. P. Kitt-m&n, for 2 yoarr; third district, H. T. Jarrett, for 3 years; fourth district, John Candor, for 4 years; Gfth district, Thos. C. Carson, for 0 years. Tho Chief Engineer of the department in bis report stated that two play pipes were needed and a set of uubb for the steamer. Ho also recommended that suitable places be fixed along the rivor bank on which tho steamer can be placed in case of fire. Tbe report was adopted as read and the requests of the Chief Engineer referred to tho Fire Committee. A communication from T. W. Ronion, City Engineer, giving an approximato estimate of tbe cost of laying a sewer pipo 450 feet in length on East Church street to lonnect with sewer on Bald EaghJstrcot, was referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges. The report of the same committeo to whom tho matter of closing Vesper street bad boen referred, was road and adopted. Tbe same oommittco reported that contractor D. D. llorr had furnished tbo oily up to .July 31, 2000 cubic yards of crushed stone. Tbo ropoit was adopted. Tbo ComruiUeo on Streets and Bridges iu the matter of the petition of citizens for a stone crossing at Main and Ilaoua streets, reported in favor of laying plank crossing. Tho roport amended on motion of Mr. Iviatlor to road "stone" crossing was adopLed. Tho same committee reported that the sewer leading from Dr. Priesou's storo to tbe river may bo olosed if tbo petitioner so dosiros and tbe report was adopted. Tbe report of tbo Overseer of the Poor showed that 10 persons aro in tbo Poor House and 8 are receiving outside relief. Tbe outside relief expenses, inoiudiog ocst of taking R. Welty to tho Asylum at Da.i- j villo was J34.43 for the mouth of July; outsido relief on contract, $27; a total for The Finance Committees report was adopted with tbe exception of the item relating to the Fourth ward hose bouse and that was referred to the Fire Committee. Tho olaim of J. B. Townsend for exoneration, was referred to the City Solicitor and Finanoe Committee. An ordinance was presented by Mr. Kletler, providing that from July 1st to October 1st, every male and female dog runuing at large unmuzzled shall bo shot by tbe polioemen, and tbe owner of suob unmuzzled dog running at large shall be fined $5 for each dog so running at large unmuzzled. The ordinance was adopted, all tbe members voting iu favor of the samo. On motion of Mr. fustier tbe Water Committee was instructed to forbid the use of water at present for lawn, garden and street sprinkling and pave washing, and to enforee the collection of fines for violation of tbe order and ordinance. Mr. MoLeod oalled the attention of Caunoil to the faot that the First Ward was not rooeiving its proportion of the crushed stone being delivered on the streets. Messrs. Quigley and Scheld endorsed his statements, and urged tbat a more equal distribution of tbe stone be made. Jaoob Brown was present and on motion was permitted to make a speech in which be urged that the now iron water pipes be laid on Fairviow Btreots and on all other streets In tho upper portion of the oity where tbe old system of pipes is in use. On motion oounoil adjourned. SENATOR PLUMB'S POLICY Ho Makes a Vigorous Speech and Says Only Manufacturers Want High Duties. PUNGENT POT POUKRI. OBJECTS TO CUTTING OFF DEBATE A Terrifying Storm. The heavy banks of fog which wore noticed to the northwest last Sunday afternoon and evoning were floating on tbo edge of a storm cloud whioh passed over MoKeau and Potter counties. Tbe dis patches say the storm raged for nearly five hours and was terrifying. There was oontinual blaze of lightning, and the thunder rolled and crashed without ceasing for a moment while tbe storm lasted. Persons fell In tho streets shocked by the olbotrioity, but there were no fatal oases so far as heard from. At Olean several buildings were struok and fired by the lightning. At Duke Centre, teu miles from Bradford, McKean county, there was a big watorspout in conneotion with the elec-ricity. This washed away the bridges and destroyed some oil well rigs. It also broke tho six-inch gas and oil line of tbe Standard Oil company. Tho southern borders of the storm reached tbe head waters of Kettle Creek and last evening that stream bad risen bo much tbat it was high enough to run raft out. The watBr in tbe dam here rose almost a foot last night as a result of the flood in Kettle Creek. How the Money Was Distributed. Tbe sum of one hundred dollars presented by Messrs Hopkins & Weymouth to to the firemen from this city who went to Snow Shoo and assisted in extinguishing the fire at that plaon, has been distributed as follows; Hope Hose Company, $34.00; Hand-In-Hand Company, (25.50; Good Will Company, ?25.D0; Chief Engineer Fox, Engineer Agar, and Stoker MoGboe eaob $5. The Firemen's Supper, luoluded among the bills presented to Council by the Finance Committee last night for their approval was one for $8.50 from the proprietor of the Fallon House. Tbe bill was for the suppers furnished to the Williamsport firemen the night Kintzing & Bickford's mill burned. An order was granted for the amount whioh will bo paid by the City Treasurer. A Perplexed Customer. Good News. Mre. Bargan-What are you worry in' about this morning? '<'' Mr. Bargan-I need some new clothes and a watoh, and I can't make up my mind whether to get the olothes at a store whore they give away watches, or to buy the watch at a store where tbey give away clothes. The Senate Acts on the rjndecorated china-ware and Window QIhm Bectione of the Tarlrr nill-Ingalli, Manderion, Paddock and Plumb Vote With the Democrats. Washington, Aug. 4.-In tho Senate to-day tbe amendment of the finance Committee making tbe rate on deoorated and plain uudecoraled cbioaware 55 and 50 per cent, advalorem, was agreed to. The next question was on tbe paragraph fixing the duties on unpolished oylinder orown and common window glass at ^ eents per pound, 2, 2j and three cents, according to sizes. A lengtby discussion ensued, during which Blair made a sug gestion as to tbe adoption of tbe previous qneation. Mr. Plumb daolared tbat if tbe Senate should have a rule that would cut off debate he would regard it as a perversion of legislative power and aa a blow at free institutions. He bad never heard from any other interest that tho manufacturing interest demand increased tariff dnties. If that were heretical, he wishes to add to it by saying that, in his judgment, if the Republican platform of 1888, had been supposed to mean tbat it favored tariff revision by an increase of duties, the result of the election would havo been different. Whatever was to be done, was to be justified in debate by facts. Mr. Teller said be didn't y iold to any Senator in bis .devotion to tbe protective Bys-teni, bat he did not share in tbe views of tbe Senator from New Hampshire. The impatience, tbe impetuosity with whioh tbe Senate was asked to take hold of tbe bill and pass it, was, to him somewhat disgusting, and was prepared to resist vigorously, and as eflloiently aa he oould, any change in the rules for the purpose of hastening the passage of the Tariff bill or any other bill. Several Democratic Senators-Tbat Is right. Finally on motion of Mr. Aldricb tbe rates were fixed at 1J, 2} and 2j cents per pound according to sizes. Messrs Iagalls, Mandereon, Paddock and Plumb voted with the Democrats on some of the amendments offered and rejected. is the house. In tbe Home the General Deficiency appropriation bill was taken up, but no progress was made, the day being given over to speeches of ajgplitfeal nature. M'GLOKVS CHAKXEL HOUSE. More Skeletons Das; Up on the Site of the Old Dive. New Yokk, Aug. 4.-While some workmen were digging a trenoh in the rear of No. 59 Elizabeth street this afternoon, they oame across two human skulls and a lot of human bones. The place where they were found is just back of the old Armory Hall, used for years as a'notorious dive by Billy McGlory. Other human remains were found near the same place a foitnigbt ago. Tbe police took charge of the skuls and bones and cent notice of tbe matter to tbe Coroner. Bought a Threshing Ontlit. Christ Bixell, of Wayne townabip, has outsido relief of $00.43. Tbo i'nsido relief I Pur�uasod a portable Bteam engine and Evening Trips Discontinued. Tho evening trips of Capt. Shaw's steamer will bo discontinued for tbo present. expenses were ?-15.'J5, salaries $03.33, making total cost for Poor Department in July 4160.71. The average cost per day for keeping the inmatos of the Poor Houbo was shown by tbo repoil to bo 7 4-!� cents per day. The Market Clerk reported having col-eoted 837.09 curb rent iu July. The Collector of Delinquent Taxes reported having collected during the month July $7-1-1.01 and gave a list of tho ile-tniiue^ts who had paid their taxes. The WiUor Commissioners included :u he report they presented an npproxinu.iu stimalc of the cost of laying iron wn*rr ;iipe au Jones, l'oiiub, Fairviow ainl Fourth streets as being . S39G7.00. Tliej also reported n^ood supply of water ii, the upper reservoir. Tho report was adopted excepting that poitiou relating to laying iron water pipe ou Poaob, Jones, Fairviow and Fourth streets and tbat was referred to tho Water and Finance Committees. combined thresher and separator of the Nichols & Shepherd make from J. N. Ootz, Jr., of this oity. The "rig" was unloaded from the cars at Pine yesterday. Gone From the Poor Bouse. Mrs. J. W. Andrews, tho woman who gave berth to a child in the Poor House some time ago, left with her baby last night, going }�ast on Erie mail. Mrs. Andrews represented that sbo was from IVtsburg. r�H six Inches. Councilman Kistlor stated in tho Cuun-cil mooting last uight thai the water iu ihu rcsurvoir fell Bix inubos yosterday. People should bo careful not to waste tile '.valor during tho present dry spell of weather. Dastardly Outrage by a Tramp. Belvideke, N. J., Aug. 4.-Washington is excited over an outrage committed on the ten-year-old daughter of Joseph Van, a ono leggod soldier, by a tramp at noon to-day while she was pioking berries with a oompanion on the outskirts of the town the tramp induced her to go into a tbioket, and tbere be drew a revolver and accomplished his purpose. Citizens are scouring the country, and the tramp will probably be lynohed if caught. Honroe Veterans at tha Fort. Fokt Monroe, Aug. 4.-Tbe steamer Excelsior arrived to-day from Washington with tbe survivors of tho Third Pennsylvania he�vy artillery and ono hundred and eighty-Bighth volunteers, who guarded the Fort during the war. Thoy held a reunion this evening, and a handsome bronze shield was placed over the main entrance to tbe Fort, commemorating their services. Strikers Will Resume Work. Heading, Aug. 4.-The pudditrs employed at the Reading rolling mill, who quit work a week ago because tho firm refused to sign the scale of the Amalgamated Association, will return to work to-morrow morning. The firm refused to sign tbo scale and the men returned voluntary. Tbo mill employs 250 men. Found Lead Dollare. Last Sunday boys who were playing about the rivor bridge near Sunbury found sovouteon load dollars secreted in one of the piers. Two Brother* Prowa Toffi-ther. NoniiisTuwN, Aug. 4.-Willio and Freddie Preston, aged about nine and eleven years respectfully, were drowned at Ambler this morning while bathing in tho Wisaahiokon. Tbo brothers were Girard College boys and wore at Ambler for an outing. Their motbor resides in Philadelphia. A Mlicellaiieons Mixture of Sense and Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled. Dyspeptics get bald. Blazers grow blazier. Five Sundays in August, August meteors are due. Spiced clama are in fa,vor. At last tomatoes are plenty. Bonnets grow smaller daily. Tight collars iujure tho oyos. A new scda drink is entitled "tbe wink." A doctor says sixty drops is a tea-spoonful. The soarfs worn with rings have come back. Tomatoes have a wholesome action on tbe liver. The fruit failure has broken the backbone of tbe domestio preserving time. Some seashore girls array themselves in immaculate white from toe to top-knot. Have a purpose. A worthy purpose will Bpeedily free the mind aud spirit of the mumps and measles, dyspepsia and languor. Onee in a great while Fortune will actually hunt a man, but generally those who are favored with her smiles have to woo them. The sympathies of people an always with the unfortunate, because the people know tbat tbey are so liable to lie unfortunate themselves. -A household without children is a bell without a clapper. Tbe latent sound would be beautiful enough wen tbere something to awaken it. It is a great piece of folly for a man to be always ready to meet trouble ball way. If he wonld pat all tbe journey on trouble be might never meet it. Ir people oould only see somethings In tbe same light as other people see tbem tbere would not be half the amount of disagreements and trouble tbat now is. Biff Fire In an Iowa Town. Des Moines. Aug. 4.-Fire* destroyed tbe businers portion and forty residences at What Cheer, Iowa. From Broadway three blooks nortb on both sides of Barnes street everything was swept away, including tbe Opera House, Crescent supply store, the Harlett & Parrot blocks, buildings occupied by J. H. Leathers and T. G. Funk,general merchandise, and many other business bouses. At least forty residences were burned. The Presbyterian church was also destroyed. Total loss estimated at $100,000. Bain too Late to Save the Crops. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 4.-The most general rains that have fallen in six weeks visited all points of Kansas last night and this morning. Then wen few if any seotions whioh did not get some rain. Tbe hot wind last week did further damage to tbe corn, however, and in the greater part of the state the . rains were too late to do any good. Secretary Mohler of the Kansas State Board of Agricultuie, In his forthcoming monthly crop report will predict tbatUie yield of com in the state will not exceed 20 per cent, of last year's crops. A Gambler KlUs ft IsTejaeaB. St. Loeis, Ang. 4.-Sam h. Welsor, � gambler, shot to death this morning, Mrs. Clemetine Manning, at her house on Walnut street, between Tenth and Eleventh. Mrs. Manning was a dissoulte woman and before her marraige was intimate with Welsor. Their relations were subsequently resumed, but in a abort time Mr. Manning terminated tbem, which led to the killing. Welsor was placed under arrest. The Presidential Reception. Cape May, Aug.-The reception tendered Prosident Harrison and Secretary Blaine this afternoon was a brilliant affair. Abont 2,500 persons wen present and shook bands with the Pnsident and Secretary. During the reeeption an orchestra played patriotic airs. After tbe reception tbe Presidential party "were taken for a drive through tbe city and surrounding country. A Lovely Flower. C. K. Gearhart tbe insurance man this morning received from Mill Hall a lovely cinnamon lily, which was grown by Rev. Daniel Hartman, of tbat place. Mr. Gear-hart giveB the fiower a prominent position on bis desk to-day. Bought Colored Water. The fakirs who sold medicine on the vacant lot on Vesper street, last Saturday night, did a thriving business and carried away with them lots of money. It is now said that the "pain killer" whioh the people bought was nothing but colored water. Picnic To-morrow. The Bible class of tho German Lutheran Sunday sohool will piuuia to-morrow in Strayor's sylvan grove at Castanoa. Knights of Malta. A meeting will be hold this evening at S:30 of persons intarosted in organizing tbe order of Kuights of Malta. Thanks Returned. Mr. Felix Sohmers returns thanks to tbo kind friends who assisted biro during bis bereavement.