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# CONTINUED DROUTH BROKEN BY HEAVY SHOWERS July 28 To day's era Arizona and southmn Utah, and on ~ther advices from the corn belt , Rlo~:~re the most encouraging that have el be~e il to hand for the past forty days, er Oc-~wBag, in the opinion of the fore- ~ter~ that the great drouth has been .~y has ~oken by a general visitation of show- ice of~in many portions of that section, i'ueblo ~d with a prospect of their continua- siness~n to-morrow. Coincident with the :::~o~ of rain has come reduced tempera- vi~n.~l'es. ~Vtth row exceptions the tern- are not abnormally of 100 degrees be- 12 reported. West of the Mississippi they were generally in the neigh- of ninety. The forecasters, r: not making any specific predic- ~ as to the effect of the rain on the z ~xpress the opinion that all those that have not been irreparably be benefited by the break- ' of the.drouth. The late crops nat- : will be helped the most. The T show that during the past 0 hours ehowers were quite in the corn belt, and were h over much of tho state of Iowa, t over part of the corn belt not vis- 14 by rains including western Nebras- L southern Missouri and Oklahoma. "~ there will be showers through- the corn belt region except in its t( western portion, and southern and southern Ohio and they the west gulf coast. T(>peka, Kan., July 28.--Copious raims have again fallen throughout Kansas to-day. All along the line of the San- ta Fe far out to the web, tern part of the state there were generous supplie~ of moisture. In Topeka nearly two inches of rain fell to-day, commencing early this morning and continuing un- til after noon. This makes four iuche.~ In the past three days. To-morrow the farmers of the state will l~gin replan{: ins tlmir vegetables and will plant im- mense quantities of turnips, Kaffir ecru and sorghum for foi,nge. The ground is in excellent condition for these pro- ducts now and plenty c.f rough feed for the coating winter is assured. Kansas City, July 28.--Rain fell here almost constantly to-day, tim downfall amonnting to over an inch. Dubuque, Iowa, July 28.--The drouth has been broken by a rainfall of 1.8~i inches, and reports from points in west and north Iowa show the ~torm was general. Bedford, Iowa, July 28.--The drouth In this section is broken. About three inches of rain fell this morning and It is still raining. This means an eighty- per-cent, corn crop in this locality. Lincalp, Nob., July 28.--Reports from over the state show ttmt the rains that visited Nebraska last ntgllt and this morning have left the corn in many d continue generally on Tuesday in I localities in better condition than was "t Ohio and middle Mississippi val- at first thought` This, while not of P , " ] much help to the hay croft), will make I~ere also have been showers and l good fodder in all corn fields and in P erstorms in the northern tier off ninny places will make from one-thlrd ~ from New England to the Da- ~ to a full crop of corn. In some local- L( In northern New Mexico, nm'th- t ttles, however, there will be no corn. Denver, July 29.--In an exhaustive k which showed thorough re- ~" and long study of the issues in- *( County Judge Ben B. Lindsay, 8 the ease of the city of Denver against Dan Cronln last Saturday fi contrary to the decision of Judge recently given authorizing the e -Selling of liquors to women in wine a rooms. Judge Lindsay presents the tq ease clearly and effectively and backs ~p his decision with rulings from the California courts which were quoted by Judge Palmer and from the Su- Court of the United States. e. fine of $50 imposed on Cronln in ~v-_~. the police Court is doubled and the o~f~ ruling of the eourt upheld Attorney av-[ Milton Smith for the defendant took an appeal and was given sixty days In which to file a bill of exeeptions. In his decision Judge Lindsay claims that the county court is the proper tri- bunal for the trial of such cases. Lie says: "It is undoubtedly the law, lu my opinion, that this court, and not the district court, is the forum, and the only forum, this side of the appellate courts that in CJhe ordinary and Proper course of procedm~ has any right, authority or Jurisdiction to in- terpret the ordinances of the city of Denver. Vlolatlors of the city m'din- nnces are prosecuted in the police e~urt, t~.he right of appeal is to this court only, and: thence to the Supreme Court; thus the accused who may be charged with their violation is af- forded a speedy, plain, and to my mind Sufficient and adequate remedy at law. as the defendant will be afforded in this case. "'The ordinances are not void. They do not constitute the slightest in- fringement upon the constitutional rights of women as those rights are lawfully tested and properly under- ~tood." "It may be a discrimination against a woman to 1)reclude her from the sa- loon, but it is a l)erfeetly legal, wise and Just discrimination, sanctioned by all the courts, and In no way conflicts with the rightful exercise of any of her constitutional righte as such are prop- erly used and understood. It is no of an illegal discrimination than those wholesale regulations barring and drunkards from saloons, legality of which has never been qu~tioned, yet their constitutional rights are Jtmt as sacred an. others. "'It being then a prerogative of the courts to detezTnine whether the act is really in the interest of morality as claimed by the legislative power, a few observations in this respect become pertinent. Keeping in view these prin. ciples as governing the relation of the Judieial and legislative departments of the government, ie it possible to per- ceive any ground for the judiciary to declare that the ordinances in question have no substantial relations to the preservation of public morals or public safety or were not fairly adapted to the end of protecting the community against evils which confessedly result from the intermingling of the sexes in consuming ardent spirits in saloons, wine rooms or dance halls? I think not. "With all due respect to the learned district Judge, to my mind there ia not the slightest Justification for a eon- tPary holding on the ground that the legislative department of the govern- ment, under the guise merely of police regulation, is by the ordinance in ques- tion aiming to deprive a class of citi- zens of their constitutional rights, A thousand times rather by such regula- tions do they preserve to the people the very rights claimed to be invaded. Who would dare maintain that the intermingling of opposite sexes under such circumstances would not lead to lmmm'al recmlts and the desecration of those decent relations that should ex- ist between them? Could a more de- basing custom be well imagined in a civilized and Christian community? "It may ~ well to reeall what his- tory su.bstanr~ates, that the shoe, king debauchery and corruption that accom- panied the periods of decay of uations that have perished were largely the re- sult of drunken revels of opposite sexes in the public wine places of their great cities. It may be safely ash,'ted that every large city in this country has at least had the decency to recog- nize immoi'al consequences of the con- ditions referred to as to discourage and prevent it by similar wholesome regu. lation. Such enactments have always been upheld by the courts when called upon and this court shall not depart from the table. "The ordinances shouhl be enforced with an unsparing hand by those in authority, and to that end every proper aid should be afforded by all the pow- er of the Judiciary. Any other course eannox but be fraught with the most pOrilous consequences to the morals, health aud happiness of the people." CHINESE SET!LEMEN cereals, but it is understood that com- pensation will in that case be asked NEARLY COmPLEtED for. probably the financial partl~ipa- Washington. July 29.--Confirmation of the amplest kind of the encourag- ing news that has come to ,.the press from Pekin relative to the /~ettlement of the financial problems that have engrossed the attention of the minis- ters there for many months has Just come to hand fl'om Special Commis- sioner IO~ekhlll. N i Moreover, he adds to the general items already reported the n~ws that the ministers will be ready to sign a protocol within two weeks that will result in the speedy withdrawal from China of all foreign troops except the legation guards and th~se who will occnt~y the certain strategic points to be held under the treaty to safeguard the road between Pekin and the sea. The advice IS in substance as follows: .The Russian government has slgnl- fled its intention of not further press- ing the question at present of the eventual lno~ease of the Import eus- Corns dutle# beyond five per eent. (the present figure). It is agreed that In ease 2he revenues of China are not sufficient for the payment of interest and principal the powers are to ex- amine the reveuues nnd determine what changes are necessary in order to m]pply the deficiency. The imperial marRime customs are to be included ' tlon of China in improving the water approaches of Shanghai and Tien Tsin. A:i the other principal points of the negotiations are now settled and it Is expected that the results will be summarized in the final protocol within two ~weeks and Chat all the powers will become signatories. in this arrangement. The Brltieh minister is satisfied with ~is arrangement and the whole ques- tion of financial measures is ther~lore ~tlod. The ~tS0,000,000 taels consti- tuting the indemnity are to be con- verted into gold a the equivalent of the ta~l value on the first of last I~ ease the Import duties are luently increased the free lh~t W~O hsF,e to be abolt~hed except for Tragedy Near Trinidad, r I' inldad, Colo., July 28.~(Denver News Special.)~Thi~ morning about S o'clock Phil MeWilllams a ranchman living a few miles below town, shot and killed Salvador Pareee and his son. Charles Parece. In the fight that occurred at least a dozen or more shots were exchanged, the Pareces shooting McWllllams horse from under him be. fore he shot them. The shooting is the outcome of an old fend that has long existed between the two parties. This morning McWilliams saw a coy- ote across the prate about a quarter of a mile from his house, and. taking his gun, he mounted his horse and started after it. When about half a mile from his house he was met by the Pareces, who opened fire upon him, shooting his horse, but not wounding him. He returned the fire, killing both of them, Trotting RecordAgaln ]Broken. Cleveland, Ohlo, ~uly 27.--Amid the enthusiastic cheers of nearly 10,000 p~ople, Cresceus, world's champion ~rottlng stallion, again demonstrated that he is the peer of all trotters by troCtlng a mile4 Yesterday afternoon over the Glenvitie track,in 2:02~, Thi~ establishes a new world s trotting rec- ord for b~th sexes, displacing th~ for- mer world's record of 2fl)2~, held by The Abbott. WA!:INGTON. ~ GOSSIP. The Pr sident has granted a ?)ardon to John F. Johnson,-former pr~siuent,-~ of the State Natioual bauk of Logans- port, Indiana, convicted of misappro- priating funds of the bank and other violations of the national banking act and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. He had served five yeat*z. Mr. Russell. the United States charge of legation at Caracas, cables the State Department that the status of the asphalt cases is practiclly un- changed. IIo says a strcng move was made by a local jtulge to put the War- ner-Quinlan cl,'limants in possession of the asphalt lake, but this Judge was supcrs-ded and the Bermudez com- pany remains in possession. :['he crate DeparHnent l~s reec~ved a note from the Italian embassy at Washington inclosing a letter from the mayor of Turin to President Mc- Kinley Cxl)ressing the hope that artists and manufacturers from the United States will take part in the interna- tional exposition of modern decorative art, to be held in Turin in 1902 under the patronage of the King of Italy. Whatever else may be said of the American army, it must be admitted that this government treats its soldiers better than any nation in the world. It expends more for their food, more for their clothing, and more for their medical attendance and other necessi- ties and comforts than any one of the powers of Europe. An interesting statement bringing out this fact was recently published in a report of the War Department, showing the effect- iveness, cost per year, and cos~, of one solide), per year in the armies of the leadifig powers of the world. The army of the United States, though the smalles~ In numbers, was proportion- ately the most costly of all, and its aggregate cost was well np to that of armies of Germa~ty, France and Russia, which were from elgllt to ten times as large. The cost of one sol- dier for a year in the several corot- tries is as follows: I~ly $192.').3; Austria, $194.53; Germany, $201.30; France. $197.65; Russia, $155.75; United Statt-s. $1.014.66. Delay as to ]Forest I~eserv~, In a letter to the secretary of the in. terior, the commissioner of the gen~ral land office states that he will recom- mend the creation of no more forest reservatlous until the law governing lieu land selections has been materially ameuded, so as to provide that lauds taken in lieu of tracts within reserves shall not only be surveyed and opan to entry, but the tracts so selected shall be o~ the sqme area and approximately of the same value as the relinquished tracts. The ~ecretary ' entertains similar views on thls general proposition. ~Phere is therefore little probability that any more reserves will be created until Congress acts. This means that no action is to be taken with regard to the proposed Medicine Bow reserve in Col- orado nnd Wyoming. This attitude of the secrctary and commissi(mer ex- plains the long silence with regard to this proposition and is the real cause for inaction. The secretary has endorsed the action of the commissioner, saying applica- tions were pending for the creation of reserves a~greg~tlng 40,000,000 acres in August, which under the present law he would not undertake. To Stop Land Frauds. Tim general land office is deterntined. as far as possible, to stamp our the fraudulent acquisition of public lands under the timber and stone act. an abuse which is growing rapidly of late and which has been brought to public attention in Montana and Idaho. where legal l)roceedings ate being taken against a la~:ge aural)or of parties. The practice has been for rich indi- viduals aml co:~oratlons to hire cer. rain individuals to make entxies under the timber and stone act, of rich tim- ber lands, ntaklng the entry of course in their own name. The law requires that such entries shall be made by a l~rsan, who must declare his intention to use the same for his own personal benefits and who is sworn to have no intention of selling his rights when once finally acquired. The local land officers have not al- ways been altogether fair in their deal- ings with such individuals or prospec- tive settlers, that is. faic to the govern. meat. Some have been delinquent fl'om oversight, (~thers from design. The matter was carried on to such an extent, however, that the dopartment was forced to take c~gnlzanee of the abuses, and as a result instructions have been prepared and are being sent to all local land officers intended to pre. vent further abuses of the timber act. The local officers have been instructed to carefully and thoroughly examine all claimants and witnesses under the timber and stone acts. The department believes that a large number of entries which have been made In many states under these acts were not made in good faith for the exclusive use of the enttTman, but in the interest of spec. ntators, who procured the entries when completed. The department is now anxious o )ut a stop to these practices, if possi- ble. and punish the protno~ers of such 'raudulent entries. Each entryman who swears he Is making an efltry in his ow~ interest and tarns about sell. ins his entry to auother, perjures him. self. and is liable to convictkm. Local officers have been directed to issue no final certificate in any case unless the proof submitted is positively satisfactory in every partiq~lar and they are convinced beyond a reasons. ble doubt that the (,nut is made in ab- solute good faith for the exclusive ben. efit of the entryman, and the re(luire~ meats of*the law have been actually and fully compl!cd with. In every ~ase where the local otltce~s are not ~onvlnced by evidence or through act- ual knowledge that the claimant is aeting in good faith, or where they have presumptive evideuce, reliable in- formatiom or good reason to believe that the entry is fraudulent, collusive or Illegal, they are to receive proof, but' .~uspend action thereon and transmit the same to the general land office with their opinion in thb case. The genera] land office will not be sati,~fied with any evidence taken in a perfunctory way. The law requires that all road cross examinations wlll be made by an attesting officer ro further test th~ g_ood faith of claimants and witnesses. No entry is to be allowed on the testi- mony of the entryman alone. Jenklns--I rowed down the river to take our tent down, but when I got to #mp I found a grizzly bear standing there. Jerkins--Did you pull up the stakes? ... Jenklns~No; I pulled up the river, Spite o' the sorrow from East unt~ West, Let us hope for the best! Even when the red thorns are keen at' the breast, And sleep brings no solace--no dreams and no rest, Let us hope for the best! ~Atlanta Constltutloxa The woman was standing in the doorway, shading her eyes with her hand. She called across the garden: "You, Innocence Williams Come in, honey, outen that hot. sun. You'll bur~ yer little cheeks az brown ez a berry. Come in, Innocence!'* One would have expected to see a fairy-like creature rise, as from th~ heart of a flower, and drift dreamily over the vio~.et beds. But instead, a gaunt, tall figure, with face browned and bonneted, shambled towax'd the house, dragging a dead rattlesnake by its rattles. It was Innocence Williams. "~h~l*~ mammy!" sloe explained, tossing th~ snake over the palllngs. "That make~ ten I've kilt senee the fust o' Jtm~l" ffust tho Thin~, ~I am going to spend a week in camp with a party of congenial spir- its," said the fat man in the linen suit, as he entered the bookstore, "and I want a good book to take along~aome- thing appropriate, you know." "Yes, sir," replied the kuowing clerk, "we have Just what you want in a re- vised edition of 'How to Mix Drinks.' "" Mlnnlck--"I thought you said Scrib- bel was a good-hearted fellow," Sinnick--"Well ?" Minnick--"Well, I hinted pretty strongly that I'd like to have a copy of his latest book, but he studiously ignored the request." ~innlck~"That's where he proved his kindly nature." ~ Philadelphia Press. The man who goes to a money shark to raise the wind pays dearly for his whistle. GOULRN'T LEAVE, Mr. Moth--You must hate this ter rible fly-paper. Mr. Fly--I do; but I had an uncle who was dead stuck on It. NOT FIT TO EtT YET, ~o ~,~ ,. ,~o ~'h.r,,. "I don't like this climate. It's t~ hot," the stranger said. "You ought to come up to Minneapolis and live. We have it cold there in the w~-nter, but it's so dry you' don't notice it." "Dry?" gasped the sufferer. "I won- der if it ever gets as dry in Minne- apolis as I am at this moment."~Chl- cage Tribune. Flnnigan~"Oi hear yes hov ,a girral baby at your house. McManus. Phwa~ Is it yes are afther callin' th' infant?" McManus~"Shure an' It do he Caro- line th' owld woman tells me, but O1 call her Carrie for short, O1. dunno." Finnigan~"Carrie, is it, McManua? Faith. an' thor's a good name for a faymale missinger boy, O'im "~ thinkin'." f-- Borem (eonsultlng his watch)~"Isn't ~,.-r~q your clock a little slow. Miss Cttt-- tins?" Hostess--How do you like this cheese? Miss Cutting (suppressing a yawn}' Guest~It'a not half bad. ~'No, I think not; but there are times Hostess---Then .I'd better put it away for a few months, when it does seem so." %. STRAH6E DUT TRUE, ~ho|o~ o~ PoMt|on, ~k well-known Sunday school teacher was late In arriving at one of the cit- ies at which he was to appear and had hut half an hour to reach the hall where he was to give his entertain- ment. He needed a shave almost as much as he did his dinner, but he de- cided to cut out the latter. The forme~ he was obliged to have. Going to his room he rang for a barber. A bright- looking boy came in and announced that he was the barber. The lecturer sat down on a chair sad told him to go ahead. "1 heg your pardon, sir, but would you mind lylng down on the couch." "Why?" asked the astonished lec- turer. "Well, sir, you see, I am generally se~t to shave the corpses, and I can shave a man better when he is l~ing down." One Kind. "Paw," said Tommy, who was look- ing at the "Household Hints" in the weekly paper, "What la s 'society sandwich?' " "A society sandwich," replied Mr. Tucker, not at all certain of hie ground, but unwilling to exhibit his !gnorance~ before the youthful seeker after knowledge, "is a helples~ young man sitting between two lively girls a:t a swell party."--Chlcago Tribune. The opinion of a man who blows hls own horn Is apt to be souud. [ ..... L , , Jack--Mr. Carnegie seems to be very much interested in d~trlhu~. libraries. Jill~Yes, even the smoke comes from his factories in volum~ "O~ell Worth the ~o~tt, "If I were Uncle Sam," said the thoughtful man, "I would end this Sampson-Schley controversy mighty quick?" "How would you do it?" asked the dreamy one. "I would give the partisans of each a battleship and compel them to fight it nut." "It would be well worth th~ cost," admitted the dreamy o~e.--Chicago Post. Vsluable Men ~trsy, "~ say," said the business man to the detective, "some fellow has been representing himself as a collector of ~urs. He has been taking In more money~ than any two of the men we have, and I want him collared as quickly as you can." "All right: I'll have him in Jail in l~se than a week." "Great Scott, mama! I don~t want to put him in Jail; I want to engage I him." Ibl a D~ngerons :Pl~et|o~ "Poor fellow!" commented tl~ friend. "He was sunstruck. I undo'- stand. How did It happen?" "It was all due to a lack of ~d~ meat on his part," was the reply. "Lack of Judgment!" "Y~; he ought tO have known bet- ter. You see, he went out with a pic- nic excursion party to cool off. and before he could g~t back to the city whore there wae a !ittle shade the ~t~, ha~ do' t~ !t~ work. ' t