The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, January 27, 1905, Image 3

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T. J. O'KEEFE, Publisher,
A Paris doctor says that kissing
s healthful, but how can anything co
pleasant bo so7
A noted sporting writer says tho
race of fighters Is disappearing. Still
tho fit survive, so to speak.
Noxt wo shall bo hearing that tho
tmrgaln-counter fiends nro taking les
ions in tho noblo art of Jlu-Jltsu.
"Helen Mathers," tho English writer,
who ia over hero, says that sho likes
American women Immensely. Bo do
Tho tax list Rhows that Mrs. As
tor's diamond stomacher Is not ono
of tho permanent Institutions of New
But pcrkuos that St. Paul paper that
ipo'ho of tho "enormity" of n dead mil'
llonalro'a cstato meant precisely what
tt said".
Tho biggest sea lobstor weighs
elghtocn pounds. Tho species that
travels on land usually weighs about
300 pounds.
Perfumed gasollno for automobiles
la tho latest innovation in Paris. Tho
worl'l will wait with bated breath to
learn how it works.
Two Frenchmen fought a duel tho
other day. In which both wcro severe
ly wounded. Accldonts will happen
even in French duels.
Tho Connecticut candidato who
courteously voted for his opponent
and thereby elected him has experi
ence) a chango of manners.
Tom Lawson Bays ho onco kept Ad
dicks from committing Biiicldo. Tho
strango thing about It is that ho
makes tho statement boastfully.
A Chicago man says wood alcohol
haB an agrccablo taste. It is noticed
that when onco a man drinks It bo
never goes back to tho other kind.
A Boston scientist has discovered a
now. kind of grip germ. Ono unsatis
factory thing about tho now germ Is
that it is no improvement on tho old
"Woodman, Sparo That Treol" is
not enough. Somebody ought to writo
a new eong, "Farmer, Plant a Tree!"
and teach all tho country school chil
dren to sing it.
"Who aro most beautiful largo
blontes or email blondes, largo bru
nettes or small brunettes?" Well, it
depends moro or less on which you
happen to bo with.
Dr. R, Hcber Newton not only ex
presses his faith that tho spirits greet
tho living, hut ho declares also that
men possess halos. Wo all know men
who think they do.
Tho valued St Paul Globo Ills
coarsen pessimistically on Christmas
honors. Nothing but noddies, match
safes, pen wipers and smoking sots in
its stocking this yoar?
That movement to eliminate tho
ragtime song may bo worthy, but It is
Bocscwhat lato. Tho world has passed
the "Bcdella" stage and Is now in tho
deadly embrace of "Teasing."
Tho economical New York editor
wka addressed a New Year's cablo to
tho Hnpcror of Japan, "Mikado, To
kto," might havo saved four bits moro
If lia had cut "Mikado" down to
Ninety years ago tho first great bat
tle of New Orleans was fought. Every
body will recall tho fact that tho sec
ond great battle of Now Orleans was
between Sullivan and Corbett, many
years later.
" Pref. Perrlno of tho Lick observa
tory has discovered a sixth satellite
of Jupiter, but as a telescope of 10 to
12 inches In dlamoter 1b needed to
observe it, comparatively few of us
will ever see it.
Objection to the marriago of King
Alfonso of Spain and Princess Victo
ria of England has been raised in
some high places. This being tho
caso. bo is pretty sure to marry her
If she will havo him.
G cargo Meredith comes out nov?
wlta Oao dlscodraglng declaration that
America has nover produced a great
-writer. And still America doesn't es-
fly pectoUy regret that Georgo Meredith
-wasa't born over here.
TJade Sam's experiments in the
matter of world's fair postage stamps
have convinced him that a busy peo
ple does not take kindly to the idea of
licking an unnecessary area of mucil
age when about to mail a letter.
It appears that Mrs. Chadwlck
smuggled over $50,000 through the
gates of tho custom house at New
York. This fact is Hkoly to cause
certain ladles who occupy high social
positions to regard her with admira
tion rather than contempt.
'Gov. Pennypacker," says the Pitts
burg Post, "will now show whether he
is a Ban or a mouue." It must be
gratifying to Mr. Pennypacker to
know that there is, after the record he
haft fefciSe, a doubt on the man-or-moutt
question as it relateato him.
That Is What the City of St. Pet
ersburg Is Facing.
Workmen and Their Supporters Strive to See
Czar and Are Slain by the Soldiery. 500
to 5,000, Reported Killed.
ST. PETERSBURG This has been i
a day of unspcakablo horror In St.
Petersburg. -Tho strikers of yester
day, goaded to desperation by a day
of violence, fury and bloodshed, nro
in a stnto of open Insurrection
against tho government.
A condition almost bordering on
civil war exists In the terror-stricken
Kussian capital. Tho city Is under
martini law, with Prlnco Vnsllchlkoft
as commander of over 50,000 of tho
ompcror'a crack guards. Troops aro
bivouacking in tho streets tonight nnd
at various placen-on tho Nevsky
prospoct, tho main thoroughfare of
tho city. On tho island of YasBilll
Ostrov and in tho Industrial sections
infurlntod men have thrown up bar
ricades, which they aro holding. Tho
empress dowager has hastily sought
safety at Tsarskoo Solo, where Em
peror Nicholas II Is living.
Minister of tho Interior Svlatopolk
MIrsky presented to his majesty last
night tho Invitation of tho workmen
to appear at tho Wnter palaco this
aftornoon and recoivo their petition,
but tho emperor's advisers already
had taken a decision to show a firm
nnd resoluto front and tho emperor's
answer to 100,000 workmen trying to
make their way to tho palaco square
today was a solid array of troops,
who met them with rlflo, bayonet and
Tho priest, Gopon, tho loader arid
Idol of tho men, In his golden vest
ments, holding aloft tho cross and
marching at tho head of thousands of
workmen through tho Narva gato,
miraculously escaped a volley which
laid low half a hundred persons. Tho
figures of tho total number killed or
wounded hero at tho Moscow gate, at
various bridges and Islands nnd at
tho Winter palace, vary. Tho best
estlmato Is 500, although there aro ex
aggerated figures placing tho number
at 5,000. Many men wcro accompa
nied by their wives and chlldron and
Department of Agriculture Prepares
Plans to Stop Spread of Disease.
WASHINGTON Tho Department of
Agriculture has Issued regulations es
tablishing, on February 1 noxt, a fed
eral quarantino against a largo part
of tho south and parts of other states
to prevent tho spread of splenetic or
southern fever among cattlo. The
quarantino lines aro largely tho same
as last year. Tho quarantined terri
tory will embraco the eastern part
of North Carolina all of South Caro
llnallnn, Indian Territory, Alabama,
Mississippi and Ixulslaun; that part
of Virginia below tho James river
and running to the northeast corner
of Bedford county; all of Georgia but
Union, Towns and Rabun counties;
all of Arkansas, except tho two north
ern tiers of counties, which are left
outside tho quarantine lines during
February nnd March, but are placed
within the quarantine during the rest
of the quaratino period; part of Ten
nessee nnd Oklahoma, most of Texas
except tho Panhandlo, and tho lower
part of California. Tho quarnntino is
declared to bo in force until Novem
ber 1, but this date is subject to
Tho regulations allow cattle In tho
quarantined area to bo shipped north
In placarded cars, If shipped for
slaughter, and placed In quarantined
yards on arrival at destination. If the
stock Is unloaded en route it must be
at yards reserved solely for southern
cattle, and after unloading cars must
be disinfected beforo being used for
native stock.
Rich Man Shoots Himself.
NEW YORK. Jacob Rtdge,wny
..Wright, who is said to be a wealthy
and socially prominent resident of
Wllkesbarro. Pa., was taken from his
apartments in tho Hotel Imperial here
with a serious bullet wound in his
left side.
Ho died a few hours after being
taken to n hospital. He declared
that the sljot which caused his injur
ies had been fired by himself by ac
cident. His physician. Dr. Howard A.
Pardee, who was with him at the
time of tho shooting, was dotained as
a witness.
The Cotton Situation.
WASHINGTON. Reuresentatlvo
Byrd of Mississippi Introduced a res
olution reciting at length tho deplor
able condition of the cotton-raising
industry of the country and conclud
ing with an Instruction to. the ways
and means committee to make a fa
vorable report to the house on a pend
ing bill discontinuing the tariff to fix
ratea. He said it was a radical
change of government principles. He
aid the record of the commission in
the courts was "twenty-two misses,
one bull's eye and two Inside the ring.
In tho confusion, which left no time
for discrimination, tho latter shared
tho fato of tho men. Tho troops, with
tho exception of a Blnglo regiment,
which Is reported to havo thrown
down its arms, remained loyal and
oboyed orders. But the blood which
crimsoned tho snow has fired tho
brains nnd passions of tho strikers
and turned women as well as men
Into wild beasts, and tho cry of tho
Infuriated populnco is for vengeance.
Tho sympathy of tho mlddlo classes
is with tho workmen.
If Father Gopon,. tho master mind
of tho movement, aimed at open revo
lution, ho managed tho affair like a
genius to break tho faith of tho peo
plo in "Tho Little Father," who. they
wcro convinced and whom Father
Gopon had taught them to believe,
would right their wrongs. Gorky, tho
Russian novelist, expresses tho opin
ion that today's work will break this
faith of tho peoplo In tho emperor.
Ho said this ovenlng to tho Associated
"Today inaugurated revolution In
Russia. Tho emperor's prestlgo will
bo irrevocably shattered forever by
tho shedding of innocent blood. He
has alienated himself forever from
his people. Gopon taught tho work
men to bellevo that an appeal direct
to 'The Little Father' would bo heed
ed. They havo been deceived. Gopon
Is now convinced that peaceful means
havo failed and that tho only remedy
Is force."
Midnight Bulletin Firing continues
on tho Vnsslllostrov. It Is rumored
that tho workmen there have seized
a dynnmlto factory and also that
30,000 or 40,000 armed strikers from
Kolplno, sixteen miles distant, aro
marching on St. Petersburg. Barri
cades erected on tho Island of Vas
sal Ostrov late tonight were destroy
ed by troops almost Immediately,
with tho loss of thirty workmen
President Wants Action on Export
Trade Scheme.
WASHINGTON Tho prosldent sent
a message to the senate recommend
ing favorablo action upon a sugges
tion made by Assistant Secretary
Loomls for co-operation by the De
partments of Stnto and Commerce
and Labor in collecting information
concerning trade conditions In foreign
countries. Tho president recommends
that prbviston bo mado for tho ap
pointment of six special agents to bo
cnlled commercial attaches, who aball
visit the different countries and roako
a study of Industrial conditions with
a view of suggesting modifications
and changes in tho existing plans of
our foreign commerce.
Mr. Loomls, In explaining the plan,
snld that this plan can bo put intc
execution at a very small cost, In
fact ho places the cost of the test at
J50.000 por annum. Six commercial
attaches or special agents will be suf
ficient to inaugurate tho movement..
They would be allowed salaries at
$3,000 per annum and traveling ex
penses and would be assigned, one to
cover Austria, the Balkan states, Ger
many, Switzerland, Russia and other
countries of northern Europe; ono for
France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and
other countries bordering on the Medi
terranean; a third for Great Britain
and dependencies; the fourth for
Mexico, Central America, the West
Indies and South America; the fifth
for Asia, moro particularly Asiatic
Russia, China and Japan, and the
sixth to be held in reserve for special
service In any part of tho world. It
is not proposed that theso attaches
should have a fixed resldenco at any
particular capital, but that they may
be" transferred from point to point.
Homesteads In South Dakota.
WASHINGTON The house com
mittce on public lands heard Sena
tors KIttedgo and Gamble and Repre
sentatives Martin and Burke (S. D.)
In favor of a bill increasing from 160
acres to 640 acres the amount of land
that may bo taken up under the
homestead act in that state. The argu
ment was mado that without this In
crease the settlement of the state
would bo materially retarded. The
committee took no action.
Two Mining Men Murdered.
RAPID CITY. S. D. Nows has Just
arrived by courier of tho murder of
tho Cain brothers, two bachelors who
lived at tho Tamarack mine, flfteon
miles west of this city, Tho murder
is the greatest mystery. It is known
that tho brothers had trouble with
Bome neighbors and they aro suspect
od of the crime. Tho courier states
that the bodies havo tho appearance
of having been clubbed to.death. One
theory is that they wore murdered for
a wagon load of merchandise recently
Army In Possession
, Port Arthur.
Headquarters Third Japancso Armyl
at Port Arthur Tho victorious armyj
Sunday formally entered Port Arthur.
General Nogl, with his Btaff, entered
first through the old town and took
his stand in tho public squaro of tho
now town. The army was represented
by one reglmont from each brigade.
Tho procession, which was five miles
long, was three hours passing tho
saluting baso, after -which tho troops
passed out of tho city through tho
now town. The correspondents then
visited tho captured city for tho first
time. Tho old town buildings wero
badly smashed by sheila, but In tho
now town tho damage was slight. All
tho shipping In tho harbor was badly
damaged by sholl fire, tho warships
being practically useless, owing to tho
Injuries they had sustained by shells.
Proposals for tho surrender of Port
Arthur wero first mado December 29
at a council of war. General Stoessel
was In favor of surrender, but some
of his general officers wero bitterly op
posed to It The regimental officers
and the troops wcro not consulted.
Tho first nows they had of tho sur
render was Janunry 1, after General
Stoessel had communicated with tho
Tho scenes following the surrender
wore disgraceful. Drunken soldiers
filled the. streets and refused to obey'
their officers. Many of them destroyed
tho guns upon tho positions they had
defended and camo Into tho city with
out permission. Tho Infantry loudly
protested that tho fortress had been
given away. They Jhrow their rifles
and ammunition into the harbor and
proceeded to break Into warehouses
and loot and drink vodka until In a
helpless condition. It was evident that
tho surrender was not necessary, as
thero wero 31,000 effective men in tho
fortress. The suply of ammunition was
short, but It was not exhausted. Food
was scarce, but private stores wero
not requisitioned by the military.
Thoffc is no difficulty in getting good
meals In tho .city even without stores
In private warehouses.
It was tho opinion of tho non-combatants
at Port Arthur that the sur
render was unnecessary, as tho troops
were able and willing to fight to tho
bitter end. General Stoessel was much
blamed for what was characterized as
a disgraceful conclusion of a splendid
defense which ended with tho death
of Major General Kondratenko, who
was loved by tho soldiers and was tho
lifo of the defense.
Memorial services were held In
honor of tho spirits of tho Japanese
dead, upon tho plain north of tho vil
lage of Shulshi, a snort distance from
Port Arthur. Regiments' representing
tho entire Japanese army were pres
ent. A shrino was erected on the crest
of a small hill and tho troops formed
a circlo around it. General Nogl and
his staff wero present. Lunch wau
served afterwards In tho open to all
tho pfficors present. It was a splendid
Cowboys Going to Washington.
DEADWOOD, S. D. A party of
Black Hills cowboys, thirty to sixty
strong, Is being organized to go to
Washington for tho Inauguration of
President Roosevelt March 4. Tho
men will take their own horses and
be dressed in cowboy costume. Cap
tain Seth Bullock, who has just re
turned from Washington, Is organiz
ing the party.
Merchant Found Murdered.
LARAMIE, Wyo. George Gerber, a
merchant, was found dead in bis
store with his skull crushed and
throat cut. An Iron bolt with which
he had been struck lay beside the
body and the knifo with which ho had
been stabbed was still sticking in the
Burkett Tenders Resignation.
LINCOLN, Neb. Congressman E. J.
Burkett of the First Nebraska district
tendered his resignation as member
of the lower house, to which ho was
re-elected last November. He will
serve out his present term.
Hoppe Defeats Schaefer.
DENVER Willie Hoppe won tho
S00-polnt 18-inch balk line billiard
contest with Jake Schaefer by mak
ing 585 during the second night's
Abbot Felix de Grasse Dies In Okla
homa. GUTHRIE, Okla. Abbot Felix de
Grasse, a grand-nephew of the dlstin
gulshed French admiral, Count de
Grasse, whose fleet co-operated with
Washington's nrmy in the revolution
ary war, has died at tho Benedictine
monastery of the Sacred Heart in
Pottawattamie county, aged 63 years
according to advices just received
Fatherj do GraBse was born at Ba
court, France. For thirty years h
lived among the Pottawattamie and
Osage Indians, nt first sleeping id
their wigwams and eating at theii
camp fires. He established numeroui
churches and schools in Oklahoma and
Indian territory.
To Dispose Indian Affairs.
WASHINGTON Senator Stewarl
on Monday Introduced a bill to pro
vldo for the final disposition of th
affairs of five civilized tribes in In
dlan Territory. Provision is made foi
establishing public highways in the
Choctaw, Chickasaw and SemlnoU
nation; for the discontinuance of
townBlte committees; for the payment
of all just indebtedness of the flv
civilized tribes; for abolishing txlba
courts In the Choctaw, Chickasaw and
Seminole nations, and for the dlsposl
tlon ef lands remaining.
Alexander Hilton, formerly general
passenger agent of tho Frisco system,
nnd prior to that, assistant general
passenger agent of tho Kansas City,
Fort Scott and Memphis railway (now
absorbed by tho Frisco), has been ad
vanced to tho position of passenger
traffic manager for both tho Frisco
and tho Eastern Illinois systems, with
(headquarters in St. Louis. Mr. Hil
ton, besides beln a broad, intellectual
Fate of Martin Measure Depends on
Working of Klnkald BUI.
WASHINGTON Tho successful
working out of tho so-called Klnkald
bill giving homesteaders 640 acres of
land in the west section of Nebraska
will bo a factor with the house com
mittee on public lands In determin
ing whether tho Martin bill, now be
foro It, giving 640 acres In a large
section of South Dakota, should be
come a law. Tho committee has
been having hearings on this mea
sure, as well as similar ones Intro
duced for Montana and Colorado.
Senators Gamble and Klttredgo and
Congressman Burke of the South Da
kota delegation wero before tho com
mittee. Senator Gamblo mado the
principal speech for tho delegation,
urging the pasago of the Martin bill,
lie stated that tho lands included in
tho great Sioux reservation had been
opened for settlement for fifteen
years, whilo tho Black Hills cession
haO been subject of entry for twenty
four years. Theso lands in all
amount to about 17,000,000 acres, lit
tle of which had over been entered
upon. Ho contended that under the
bill tho land could bo taken advan
tageously and this groat region set
tled and occupeld. Ho showed that
640 acres was not dlsportionate, as in
early days settlers had tho right to
enter upon 4S0 acres under the home
stead, timber culture and pre-emption
clause tho latter having since
been repealed.
Isthmian Canal Commission Wants
Official Report.
WASHINGTON. Tho Isthmian ca
nal commission has cabled to Gover
nor Davis of tho canal zone calling
attention to reports of tho preva
lence of yellow fever on tho Isthmus,
and asking for a report on the con
ditions. No answer has yet been re
ceived, owing to Interruption of the
cablo service. Tho commission ac
credits the cases that already have
occurrerd to carelessness of the pa
tients In going into tho Chinese quar
ter or into other unsanitary sections,
and is anxious to secure an official
report showing the exact conditions
at this time. Tho commission is ship
ping a largo amount of medicinal sup
plies to the canal zone to aid in the
sanitation of that region.
Dismissal of Postmaster Pogue of
Texas Explained.
WASHINGTON. Postmaster Gen
eral Wynne has advised Representa
tive Beall of Texas, who recently
asked for the department's reasons
for removing Oscar Poguo as post
.master at Blum, Tex., that Pogue has
accepted tho position of president of
tho association of national fourth
class postmasters at a salary of $1,000
a year, and that he came to Wash
ington last November and remained
several weeks during a session of
congress, presumably in the Interests
of the association. Tho department
felt it clear that ho had not been at
tending to his duties as postmaster.
Mr. Pogue remains at tho head of tho
fourth-class postmasters' organiza
tion, although not himself a post
master. Dinner In Honor of Lodge.
BOSTON. United States Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge was the chief
speaker at a dinner given in his
honor by the Middlesex club. In a
forty-mlntue speech Senator Lodge
declared against the supervision of
railroad rates by the interstate com
merce commission, and in favor of a
special court, this court to have
power only to revise rates, not to fix
them. JIo gave warning that unless
government supervision of rates was
obtained the country -would see a rad
ical movement -for public ownership.
and well-endowed gentleman, Is also
widely known as a successful and mas
tor railroader, respected In hifslness
for sagacity and fairness. As ft pas
songer traffic man ho has been widely
known and justly popular. During the
lato world's fair ho mado a most en
vlablo record, and Is now president
of tho St. Louis association of general
passenger agents. Mr. Hilton srrcceeds
Bryan Snyder.
Correspondent Has an Interview With
LONDON Tho correspondeat at
Nagasaki of tho Express has kad an
interesting Interview with General
Stoessel, In the course of which the
general says:
"Tho capitulation occurring oa New
Year's day was merely an Incident.'
Tho loss of 203-Meter hill and the;
subsequent capture of forts, combined
with the deadly marksmanship with
tho terrible eleven-Inch shells, the de
pressing effect of the death of Gener
al Kondratenko and tho fearfol in
crease of scurvy, really fixed the time
of capitulation. It Is quite untrue that
I dissented from tho unanimous deci
sion of tho final council of war. Our
final urgent request for relief was
nover answered.
"As regards parole, l distinctly dis
couraged any concerted action. Every
officer decided for himself. Generally
commanding officers stuck with their
men and chose Imprisonment. Most of
tho nava! officers also choso captlulty,
many probably being Influenced by
the fear of Impending court martial."
Tho correspondent adds that con
versation with other Russian officers
reveals great bitterness against Ad
miral Alexleff for his falluro to prop
erly fortify Port Arthur ana "his
cowardly flight" by tho last traia from
tho fortress."
They say the torpedo boat destroy
ers that escaped beforo tho sarrender
carried all tho regimental and naval
colors to Chee Foo. Tho Junior officers
denounce the Incapacity and fily of
tho government in entering upo the
war and declare that all the men who
return to Russia from Port Arthw are
revolutionists in spirit These epln
lons were openly expressed In the
presenco of General Stoessel, wee re
marked: "Let them talk; they havo earned
the right to think as they please y
braving untold deaths for our coun
Because Grain is Going Abroad by
Southern Route.
CHICAGO Tho Chronlclo teday
Diversion of grain shipments from
Omaha and Kansas City to European
ports via western lines, through New
Orleans, Galveston and other gulf
ports, is being Inquired Into by the
Interstate commerce commission. The
commission will try to learn whether
secret rebates are responsible for the
diversion of western grain shipments
from Atlantic ports via Chicago to
the gulf ports.
It is claimed that the uso or tho
special rate, which is less than the
normal tariff, has been directly re
sponsible for shipments of corn
amounting to over 4,000,000 bushels
from Omaha and Kansas City by tocal
and Omaha grain shippers by way of
New Orleans Instead of Chicago and
tho Atlantic ports.
Talks on 8tatehood.
WASHINGTON Conslderatloa f
the statehood bill was continued In
tho senate Thursday, and Mr. Stone
spoke for two hours In opposition to
It. Tho bill for the remuneration of
American fur sealers who suffered
losses because of their suppression
also was debated at some length but
no action was taken.
Deny Violation of Neutrality.
ment has not renewed the state of
siege in Manchurlan cities, at the
opening of the new year, civil law In
Buch places replacing military rule
The Russian papers protest against
the Imputation that General Mlstehen
ko's cavalry violated Chinese neutral
ity, even if. of which there is at pre
sent no evidence, they crossed the
Liao river above New Chwang. claim
lag that a small strip on (he west
bank Is distinctly reserved as includ
ed In the'sphore of bostilltlea