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IT’S A MUSHROOM CITY
Lawtoui Okla., Assumes Broad Propor
tions in SiDgle Day.
HAS TEN THOUSAND INHABITANTS
. - .
They Flock In From FI H*»no After Land I
Lottery is Concluded —Four Hundred
Business Houses, Bank and Newspaper
In the List of Enterprises.
FORT SILL. Okl.. Aug. 3.—A town
of 10,000 people, to he known as Law
ton, has grown up just outside the
fort limits within a night. Following
the close of the land lottery yesterday
at El Reno thousands or home seekers
who drew blanks started for the three
points picked out bv the federal gov
ernment for town sites in the new
country, namely Anadarko, Hobart and
Lawton. A majority of the people fa
vored Lawton, which is twenty-five
miles inland, and tonight thousands
are camped in and about the proposed
townsite awaiting the sale of lots Au
Already Lawton has 400 temporary
business houses, including a grocery
firm and a newspaper, and three streets
have been laid out. A national hank
has been projected. Every form of
gambling known on the frontier is
being run wide open, side by side wlttT
fake shows of various kinds, aria to
add to the picturesque sprfie 1.000
Comanche Indians havp^pltched their
tents nearby. _/
EL RENO, Oktl Aug. 3.—After the
last of tin;"13,000 names were drawn
from the wheels last night the great
lmxfa? containing the 154,000 names of
/unlucky applicants were taken to the
school house. There the work of
drawing was continued, but no record
other than numbering the envelopes
and notifying the owner of the name
therein Is being made.
It is thought no less tnan 20,000
names a slay will he drawn from now
on. The last numbers giving a home
stead to their owners were drawn in
the El Reno district by C. H. Halbroolc
of Portland, Mich., and by Harvey F.
McLaughlin of Arkansas City, Kan., in
the Lawton district. The closing scene
was tame and unmarked by any kind
of demonstration. The streets today
are lined with prairie schooners laden
with household goods and all are head
ed south. The town which last Mon
day accommodated about 40,000 visit
ors Is nearly deserted today. Last
nlgnt’s and this morning's trains have
carried away hundreds who remained
for the close of the drawings. The
commissioners who will have charge of
selling town sites will leave today or
tomorrow for their districts. The
sales will begin on August 6.
ANSWER TO THEIRSTON’S BRIEF.
It In for Rejection of Application for
Renewed Lenste of LaiuI.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3.—An answer
to a brief filed at the interior depart
•t by former Senator Thurston,
[r.-senting the Cherokee OH and
—impany, seeking a renewal of
oll'leases In Indian territory,
ha^uatiflk filed by R. C. Adams, repre
8Cj^||S®hp Delaware Indians. About
fres of valuable land nre at
... ®A hearing which had been set
Jr August 11, when the question of
renewing the leases was to he taken
tip. has been postponed until Septem
ber It and the Delaware Indians will
seek further postponement until after
congress meets. The brief of the
Delawares asks the rejection of the
application of the Cherokee company
In its entirety and claims that the
company does not present a fair rea
son “why it should have eighteen sec
tions of land, covering the hemes and
Improvements of persons who have
prior and permanent rights.”
Hold Up Harvest Hnndfl.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 3.—A special
to the Star from Arkansas City, Kan.,
nays: "Two highwaymen held up
eleven harvest hands in the railway
yards here and secured $105, seven
watches and some other jewelry. The
harvesters had been in Oklahoma and
were on their way to work in the
Kansas fields. They were asleep in
an empty freight car. The highway
men forced them at the point of re
volvers to stand up and he searched.
Kruffpr May Visit Am«»rloi.
THE HAGUE. Aug. 3.—People who
are in close association with Mr.
Kruger say that up to the present it
has been decided that the Boer states
r»an will visit the United tSates.
Pln«»Ht of P vt* Ar*<*.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3.—John Barrett,
formerly United States minister to
Siam, was in St. Louis by invitation
of President Francis of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition company. On
account of his long diplomatic experi
ence in Asia and his acquaintance with
Asiatic countries and statesmen, he
was able to give the committee on
foreign relations some valuable advice
in regard to interesting nations of
Asia and the far east.
SAYS THE BOERS MURDER.
Kitchener Reports More Alleged Atroci
ties of the Enemy.
LONDON, Aug. 2.—A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated from Pretoria
“French reports that he has received
a letter from Kritzinger (a Boer com
mander) announcing his intention to
shoot all natives in British employ,
whether armed or unarmed. Many
, cases of cold-blooded murder of natives
In Cape Colony have recently oc
Another dispatch from Lord Kitch
ener from Pretoria, dated today, says:
“On July 28 an officer’s patrol of
twenty yeomanry and some native
scouts followed two carts and a few
Boers fifteen miles from the railway
at Doom river. Orange River colony,
where they were cut off by 200 Boers,
and after defending themselves in a
Bmall building they surrendered when
their ammunition was exhausted.
Three yeomanry were v/ounded. After
the surrender the Boeis made the na
tive scouts throw their hands up and
shot them in cold blood. They after
ward shot and wounded a yeoman. The
remainder were released. The Boers
gave as a reason for shooting the yeo
man that they thought he was a Cape
’boy.’ Evidence on oath has been
taken of the murders.”
^mxERS POSTING PLACARDS.
Call Upon the Government to Make War
Upon the Foreigner*).
CANTON, Aug. 2.—Violent antl-for
eign placards emanating from the Box
ers have been posted on the Christian
chapels. The placards protest against
the imposition of the house tax, saying
It is only exacted in order to meet the
indemnity to be paid to the powers,
and proceeds: “If money can he ob
tained, why not make war on the for
eigners? China Is not yet defeated.
It is only the government's eyes which
are blinded by disloyal ministers. If
we refuse to fight, then It is a case of
being too greedy to live, yet fearing
death. How can the steadily studied
military arts be used except againsr
foreigners? How can we otherwise
employ our regiments? During 1901
much money will he collected through
lotteries, gambling and general taxes,
but they will never ho satisfied. There
fore, should the house tax be collected,
we will demolish the chapels and drive
out the Christians."
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR EXPENSE
Announcement of Coat Greeted With
LONDON, Aug. 2,— In the house of
commons today Lord Stanley, the
financial secretary of the war office,
replying to a question, said the cost
of the war In South Africa from April
to July 31 was £35,750,000, partly
chargeable against the deficit of last
year. The actual cost in July was
£1,250,000 weekly. The statement was
greeted with ironical cheers.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, said if the war
continued at the same cost for the next
three months it would necessitate
spending the whole of the reserve he
had provided for financiering the third
quarter, but he had reason to hope that
this would not be necessary.
Loaded Can at Zola'ti Door.
PARIS, Aug. 2.—A small tin can,
containing several cartridges and
with an unlighted fuse attached to it,
was found yesterday evening at the
door of the apartment house in which
Emile Zola, the novelist, resides when
in Paris. The police who examined
the can say that even if the fuse had
been lighted it would only have pro
duced a detonation resulting in no
damage. The officials regard the mat
ter as a practical joke.
P.b.t tlin Involution!.!.,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—Senor Don
Augusto P. Pulido, charge d’affaires of
the Venezuelan legation, received a
telegram from the Venezuelan consul
general In New York, General E. Gon
zales Esteves, confirming the report
that the 5,000 revolutionists were de
feated in San Cristobal on July 29.
Major Win. K. Aluiy.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—Acting Ad
jutant General Ward has received a
cablegram announcing the death of Ma
jor William E. Almy, Porto Rican reg
iment. at San Juan today, from appen
Kimberly 1. Excused.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—The navy
department has granted the request of
Rear Admiral Kimberley that he be re
lieved from duty on the Schley courr
of inquiry. His successor has not been
Hank Rubbers Return All.
GOSHEN. Ind.. Aug. 2.—Private de
teetives employed by an Akron, 0.,
banking institution have made an im
portant arrest in a gambling den here
They recovered about $16,000 in cur
rency and gold coin. The two men
who were captured had rifled a vault
in the Akron bank ten days ago and
had since been shadowed. The bank
directors, fearing a panic, did not
make the loss publicly known. The
robbers returned all the money.
THY TO IIOO A TRAIN
Five Masked Men Halt Baltimore & Ohio
Flyer Near Chicago.
THEY BLOW IP TWO MAIL CARS
Mia* Expresn Department Because of Its
I'nuAual Position—Bobbers Threaten
to Take the Life of the Engineer for
the Mistake Made.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—The Baltimore
& Ohio passenger train from the east,
which was due to arrive in the Grand
Central depot, Chicago, at 9 o’clock
last night, was held up by five masked
men at 8 o’clock between Edgmore and
Grand Calumet Heights, Ind., thirty
cno miles cut lrorn Chicago.
One of the mail cars, which contain
ed no money, was wrecked with dyna
mite. The attempt at robbery was
made after the two mail cars had been
detached from the train an(l run a
quarter of a mile ahead. The failure
of the robbers to make a rich haul was
due to the fact that the express car,
which contained the train’s treasure,
was in an unusual place, it was the
third car in the train. After wrecking
the mail car and obtaining no booty
the robbers disappeared in the dark
ness without attempting to rectify
their mistake. The only loot that they
carried away with them as a result
of their adventure was the gold watch
of the engineer.
The train was the New York anl
Washington vestibule limited. Most o£
the trainmen were shot at and had nar
row escapes from the bullets. No per
son was injured, either by the dyna
mite or firearms.
Just before climbing into the cab
the three men commenced to fire with
their revolvers to frighten away all
assistance. The shots produced the
liveliest kind of a panic in the sleeping
cars, where the passengers made every
effort to hide their money and valu
ables before the robbers could get at
them. No attempt, however, was made
to rob any of the passengers.
After mounting the cab of the en
gine the robbers, covering the engineer
and fireman with their revolvers, made
them step down and go back the length
of two cars. They ordered the men to
uncouple the first two cars, which was
done. They then hustled the two
trainmen back into the cab and, still
keeping the engineer covered with re
volvers, directed him to pull up some
distance from the rest of the train.
Engineer Collins ran up 200 feet and
was then directed to stop. He did so,
and while one of the men remained to
guard him the others jumped off, and
hurling dynamite at the door of the
car which they judged to be the ex
press car, burst open the door. Hastily
climbing in to get at the safe, they
were astonished to find that they bad
broken into a mail car. They threat
ened the engineer with death for not
telling them that the cars which he
had uncoupled were not express cars,
and ordered him to return at once and
uncouple the next behind the baggage
cars. Climbing once more into his cab
Collins backed his engine down,
coupled on to the third car, which the
fireman was made to uncouple at the
rear end, and still with the muzzle of
the revolver at his head Coilins was
ordered to run down the track as be
Ho drew away from the balance of
the train about the same distance as
on the first occasion, and the robbers
still leaving him under the charge of
one of their number attacked the
other car. When they reached it they
found to their great wrath that they
had opened another mail car and that
it contained no money. The train had
been delayed now fully thirty minutes,
and. fearing that if they delayed any
longer, help would be coming to the
train crew, the robbers gave up their
attempt to rob the train and ran into
a thicket of scrub oaks at the side of
tho train and disappeared.
Kentiukv Drouth Kudu.
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Aug. 1.—The
drouth in Kentucky was broken last
night and this morning, when there
were heavy rainfalls in Frankfort,
Owingsville, Danville, Paducah, Shel
byvlllo, Paris, Carlisle, ancaster, Nich
olasville. Burgin, Versailles and Hop
Siege of Huennn Ayres Ended.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—The stat
department has received from the
United States legation at Buenos Ayres
telegraphic information to the effect
that the state of siege declared in that
capitol an July 5, by reason of politi
cal disturbances, has been raised.
Attempt on Life of Queen.
NEW YORK. Aug. 1.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Aix-Les-Bains says:
Maria I’ia, queen dowager of Portugal
and mother of King arlos, has had a
narrow escape from assassination. Her
majesty was taking a course of the
baths here, but was so perturbed by the
attack upon her that she left Aix
hastily for Rome. Details of the at
tempted assassination are not obtain
able at present. The police are said to
have no clew up to the present time.
IMPROVEMENT EINUS SHORT.
Ulisuuri River Coiuuiibalou ConplaiM of
Shortage of f'uud>.
WASHING ION, July 31.—The an
nual report of the Missouri river com
mission was received at the war de
partment today. For last year th3
sundry civil act carried $250,000 to
preserve existing improvements and
to prevent threatened damage at Rulo,
and other points and $140,000 to com
plete the lock and dam at Osage riv"1"
Missouri. The committee in its re
port complains of the inadequacy of
appropriations for accomplishing use
ful results on the Missouri river, or
for making progress toward an ulti
mate improvement. The fact that
there is little commerce on the river
the commission attributes to the con
dition ot the river, which is such that
it is hazardous to run boats and im
possible to obtain insurance at rea
sonable rates. No commerce of con
sequence can be expected until the
river is put in navigable condition
and opened to the mouth."
The completion of the work from
the mouth of the river to Jefferson
City, the report says, would demon
strate that the commerce would
spring up and in addition millions
would be added to the valley by pre
venting destruction caused by the
river. The commission estimates that
this result could be completed for $3,
000,000 to $3,500,000, and recommends
$1,000,000 for this work during the
next fiscal year. For the Osage river
$50,200 is recommended.
WOOD’S STAY TO BE SHORT.
Expects to Return to Havana as Soon as
His Health Will Permit.
NEW YORK, July 31.—General
Leonard Wood, military governor of
Cuba, accompanied by Mrs. Wood and
their three children, arrived here to
day on the steamer Morro Castle from
Havana. General Wood said to a re
porter at the quarantine station:
“I am feeling much better. I have
not had any fever for ten days and
have an excellent appetite. I intend
going on board the steam yacht Ka
nawha for a short trip along the New
England coast, where we hope to en
joy a spell of cool weather. I expect
my stay to he brief, as I intend to re
turn to Havana at the earliest possible
"When I left Havana everything
was remarkably quiet. I am highly
gratified by the kindness shown me by
the whole Cuban people during my ill
ness. Mrs. Wood and family will re
main In quarantine until August 5 as
ihe guests of Health Officer Doty and
wife, after which Mrs. Wood will prob
ably join me on a visit to friends.”
General Wood left the Morro Castle
at quarantine and went on board the
TOO MICH UVE STOCK.
Philadelphia Yards Jammed With Un
PHILADELPHIA, July 31.—'The
amount of live stock received this
week breaks all records. Every stock
yard in the city is jammed to the
doors and cattle have to be killed al
most faster than they can be (aken
care of for lack of room. Meat prices
are dropping and threaten to go to un
known depths. The cause of all this
congestion is the recent drouth in the
v/est. Nebraska, Kansas and Texas
are simply packing up and sending to
the east so large an array of cattle
that the most experienced men in the
trade can think of no way to work it
.Strike on In San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., July 31.—
The labor trouble in this city reached
a crisis today and as a result mari
time traffic and labor along the shore
are almost at a standstill, and in
dustry is almost totally paralyzed.
The order for a general walkout of the
City Front Federation was made ef
fective this morning. The City Front
Federation comprises fourteen unions
and organiaztions with a full member
ship of about 15,000.
Payne Returning Home.
MILWAUKEE, July 31.—Friends of
Henry C. Payne, national republican
committeeman of Wisconsin, received
advices by cable today stating that
Mr. Payne is at Nuremburg, not Ber
lin, and that he will sail for home
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, uJly 31—Today’s
statement of the treasury balances in
the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, shows: Avail
able cash balance, $176,078,982; gold,
Missouri Millionaire Dies.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 31.—Informa
tion has been received in a telegram
from Baltimore of the death of Col.
John O’Day. of Springfield, Mo., from
the effects of paralysis. He was a
millionaire. In the early days of the
St. Louis & San Francisco railroad.
Col. O'Day was first vice president
and general counselor. He was chair
man of the democratic state central
committee in 1884 when his party In
Missouri sent a solid delegation.
Interstate Reunion and Nebraska Grand
Army Meet at Same Time.
A GRAND GOOD TIME IS EXPECTED
"An Aged Men Meets Death on the Rail
at Auburn—State Teachers' Association
Meeting—Miscellaneous Nebraska Mat
ters of Interest.
HASTINGS, Neb., July 31.—By a
recent action of the board of adminis
tration of the Interstate Reunion asso
ciation, the annual reunion will be
held here in connection with the Ne
braska Grand Army reunion. The re
union has usually been at Superior.
Last year Isaac Ledioyt, secretary of
the Hastings Commercial club, attend
ed the Superior meeting and extended
an invitation to the Interstate associa
tion to join the Nebraska runion here.
A conditional promise was given at
that time. Recently J. J. Buchanan,
manager of the Nebraska runion, at
tended the meeting of the board of ad
ministration and renewed the invita
tion. Mr. Buchanan has now received
this letter, which settles the matter:
SUPERIOR, Neb., July 27.—Colonel
J. J. Buchanan. Dear Sir:—I have just
been in communication with the coun
cil of administration of the Interstate
Reunion association and they have
agreed to adjourn our reunion to Hast
ings. I therefore await your invita
tion and action in the matter. I will
issue a general order when I hear from
you. Yours in F. C. and B.,
C. E. ADAMS, Commander.
Efforts are being made to secure the
attendance of another local reunion.
Nebraska at Washington.
WASHINGTON, July 31.—Bids were
opened at the Indian office for the con
struction of a new school building and"
frame hospital at the Genoa, Neb., In
dian school. The bidders were Andrew
Keavitt ot Omaha, $22,960 for school
and $5,790 for hospital; James H.
Owens, Minneapolis, $27,990 for school
and $7,990 for hospital; D. W. Her
man, Norfolk, school $23,250, hospital
$6,450; J. J. Hangin, for plumbing,
$1,810, for heating, $4,116; George P.
Rich of St. Edwards, Neb., school $34,
250, hospital $6,668.
Killed on the Road.
COLUMBUS, Neb., July 31.—William
Speice, aged 72 years, was struck by
an engine in the Union Pacific yards
and almost instantly killed. Stories
are conflicting as to how the accident
happened. He was quite deaf and it
is supposed did not hear the train, as
he was crossing the tracks. When
picked up he was unconscious and
lived only a short time.
Child Drowns in Water Tank.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., July 31.—
Mike Bauer, the 4-ycar-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Bauer, was drowned in
a large water tank at the home of his
parents, a mile south of the city. The
tank was placed about eighty rods
from the house and contained about
five feet of water.
Wheat Acreage and Yield Bijg.
RIVERTON, Neb., July 31.—The
winter wheat acreage in this vicinity,
as well as the entire county, was much
larger than any previous year, the
most of it yielding twenty to thirty
bushels per acre in this vicinity.
Rank at Clearwater.
LINCOLN, July 31.—The Clearwater
State bank has filed articles of incor
poration. he capital stock is $5,000
paid up. The incorporators are How
ard J. Whitmore, John E. Whitmore,
Myrta M. Whitmore, Mary Freeman
and C. L. Wattles.
Cow Derails a Train.
CHAPPELL, Neb., July 31.—No. IS,
an east-bound freight, collided with a
cow just east of the depot and rolled
her under the train in such a way
that two refrigerator cars were de
railed and completely demolished.
Killed by high tiling:.
BRAINARD, Neb., July 31.—Albert
MeKnight, while on his way from his
farm to Brainard, was struck by light
ning and instantly killed. His wife
and 10-year-old boy, who were with
him, escaped with slight injuries.
Beatrice Proud of Shultz.
BEATRICE, Neb., July 31—A tele
gram received here brought the glad
tidings that Hugo Shultz, who was
recomended by Congressman Stark for
a cadetship at West Point, passed the
Rich Farmer in Hospital.
OAKLAND, Neb.. July 31—Hon.
Robert Hanson, an honored citizen and
leading farmer, was taken to St. Ber
nard hospital at Council Bluffs, la. Mr.
Hanson’s trouble began about two
months ago, and has taken the form of
a meleancholy' or brooding over loss
of crops and coming to want. The
supposition is that he was overheated
while -working in the hay field. He
has 300 acres of the choicest land In
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations From South Omaha
and Kansas City.
Cattle—There was not a very heavy run
of cattle, but as advices from other
points were unfavorable to the selling in
terests. packers started in here to buy
their supplies for less money: Sellers
were holding for steady prices and as a
result the market was a little slow in get
ting started. There were quite a few good
to choice beef steers in the yards and
such grades sold at just about steady
prices, as compared with yesterday. The
best price of the day was $5.75, and it is
probably true that cattle good enough to
bring over $5.50 were steady. There were
very few cows and heifers in the yards ^
and anything at all choice was picked
up in a hurry at prices that looked fully
as good as those In force yesterday. Some
sales, in fact, looked quite a little- higher
than the same kind of cattle brought yes
terday. It was evident that packers had
quite liberal orders and there wTere not
enough cattle to go around. Stockers and
feeders were rather scarce today and the
few that were offered brought just about
Hogs—There was not a heavy run of
shape, the general market was a big 5c
shape, the general market wos a big 5c
higher. On the start packers were only
bidding 2V6@5c higher, but they soon
raised their hands and the market kept
getting better as the morning advanced.
On the close it was 5@10c higher than
yesterday's general market. The bulk
of all the hogs sold at from $5.G5 to $5.70.
The choice heavyweights went from $5.70
to $5.85 and the light stuff from $5.62,/2
down, but the general run of mixed hogs
brought from $5.65 to $5.70. It was an
active market from start to finish.
Sheer)—These quotations were given:
Choice yearlings. $firstname.lastname@example.org; fair to goo.l
yearlings. $email@example.com: choice wethers, $3.00^
3.25; fair to good wethers, $2 85#3.00;
choice ewes. $firstname.lastname@example.org; fair to good ewes,
$email@example.com; choice spring lambs, $4.65(£t'5.00:
fair to good spring lambs, $4.25(®4.65; feed
er wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; feeder lambs, $3.00*/)
Cattle—Native beef steers, 15@25c lower
on account of heavy run late in week:
other cattle, 10(515c lower: choice export
and dressed beef steers. $email@example.com; fair to
good, $4.80(55.30; stockers and feeders, $3.20
@4.15; western fed steers, $4.25(55.30; west
ern range steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texans and
Indians, $3.25(54.75: Texas cows, $email@example.com;
native cows. $2.65(54.25: heifers. $firstname.lastname@example.org;
canners. $2.00(7/2.60; bulls, $email@example.com; calves,
Hogs—Market steady to 5c higher; top
sales, $6.00; bulk of sales, $5.60(55.90;
heavy. $5.90(5 6.00; mixed packers. $5,600
5.90; light. $5.25(55.80; pigs. $3.25(55.20.
Sheep and Lambs—Market steady:
lambs. $4.00(55.00; wethers, $3.25(54.00; ewes,
$2.75(53.25; western range sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.orgG;
stock sheep. $1.75(52.50.
CRESCEUS CUTS AGAIN.
Trotting Champion Lowers His Own
World’s Record One-Half Second
COLUMBUS, O., Auf 3.—Cresceus,
champion of the trotting turf, added
more laurels to his fame by trotting
a mile in 2:02%, made at Cleveland
last Friday. The first half was trotted
in :59 3-5, the fastest time ever made.
The time by quarters was :29%, 59%,
1:30%, 2:02%. A stiff wind blowing
directly up the stretch kept him from
More than 12,000 people journeyed
to the driving park to see the greatest
trotter ever foaled in action. It w’as
a brilliant assemblage and intense in
terest was manifested. In the over
night pool selling a great deal of
money went into the box at odds of
$25 to $8, but the hackers of Cresceus
At the track, owing to the fierce wind,
odds against the horse increased to
$25 to $8, hut t he backers of Cresceus
were game and took the short end
as long as pools were sold.
HANNA TAKES NO PART IN IT.
Is Anxious for Settlement of Strike, but
is Not Interceding.
CANTON, O. Aug. 3.—Senator M. A.
Hanna, who is here on a visit to Pres
ident and Mrs. McKinley, gave out a
statement denying as ridiculous the re
ports connecting him with efforts to
settle the strike. “I am just as anxi
ous to have the steel strike settled as
the vast majority of the people, but 1
am taking no part in the negotia
tions,” he declared. He says that his
visit is purely a social one and that
his meeting with Senator Cullom of
Illinois was coincidental.
The two senators, with the presi
dent, spent the afternoon talking over
many matters that are to come up in
the next session of congress. Senator
Cullom left for Chicago tonight.
Afraln the En*l In China.
PEKIN, Aug. 3.—The protocol com
mittee of the ministers of the powers
has virtually finished the draft of the
protocol and will submit the same for
approval. The questions will be sign
ed in the course of a few days unless
there should be some disagreement as
to the phraseology, resembling the dis
cussion that arose over the word “irre
vocable” in the early stages of the
negotiations. Should a hitch occur
the signing may be indefinitely de
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—A cable
gram has been received at the state
department from the United States
consul at Colon stating that if the
present revolutionary troubles in that
section become more aggravated the
traffic across the isthmus will surely
become interrupted. The United States
government is bound by a treaty to
keep this traffic, open to the world. No
request for a war ship to be sent to
the scene of trouble has been made.
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