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VOL. 21. NO. 46,
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1901.
S1.00 PER YEAR.
A BRUSH WITH REBELS
Cavalry Troop Encounters Four Hundred
Natives in Eifle Pits.
LOADS Of ARMS COME TO LAND
.Major Vcit Stationed Near Dura-can
la on Trail of Smuggled Ooodl Slx
Zfatlves Are Killed and Five Wounded
Casualties During September.
MANILA. Nov. 14. Captain Hart
man's troop of the First cavalry early
this morning came upon 400 insur
gents at Buan in Pantangas province,
southwestern Luzon. Half the insur
gents were armed with rifles. They
were prepared for an attack and were
in "rifle pits. The cavalry attacked
the: insurgents on the flank, killing
sixteen of them, wounding five and
capturing nine rifles. The insurgents
broke and ran, the cavalry pursuing
Two large boatloads of arms are
reported to have been landed on the
southern part of the Batanzas penin
sula and taken to Durangan. Major
West, stationed in that locality, is
endeavoring to find these arms.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 14. General
Chaffee reports to the war depart
ment the following casualties during
last " Sntmlor rlntril -ntrfn tr !!(V
Sngagement near Candelaria, Luzon,-
4 p. m. September 24: Allen
Crocket, lieutenant First infantry,
killed in action.
In engagement near San Antonio,
Samar, September 16: Jacob Settler,
G. Ninth "infantry, chest, mortal.
In engagement at Lilio. Luzon, Sep-,
tercber 9: William Rice, M. Eighth
infantry, hip .severe.
In engagement at Jagua. Bohol:
Howard M. Reiley, M Nineteenth in
fantcy, .chest, slight: Andrew Rowan,
captain. Nineteenth infantry, j,:g.;
slight; James Carter, I, Nineteenth in
fantry, leg, severe: Benjamin F. Dav-
idson, I, Nineteenth infantry, leg.
slight; Peter W. Sca'nlon, sergeant, I,'
Nineteenth infantry, thigh, slight.
HAS A TALK WITH MiSS ST0E
She I Confined in the lles:dcnce of a
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 Ivan Molo
choff. a Bulgarian clergyman from
Uscub. in Macedonia, has just arriv
ed from visiting Miss S.'one and is
now in consultation with Mr. Dickin
son, says a Sofia (Bulgaria) dispatch
to the Journal and Advertiser. "Miss
Stone." he said, "is in the town of
Ceres. Macedonia. I left her two days
ago. 'coming direct to Mr. Dickinson
to try to arrange i'or her release. Mis.;
Stone and Mine. Tsilka are well, but
the strain is terrific, and there is dan
ger that Miss Stone may lose her;
mind. To be always in the same sur
roundings is likely to drive her crazy?
constantly looking at the same objects
has semi-mesmerized ner and she has
had a. presentment that evil will befall
"The. brigand chief informs me that
lie will now insist on the full ransom,
as the length of time Miss Stone has
been left on his hands leaves no mar
gin for bargaining. The name of tho
brigand chief is Dervich Younouss,
and he is an Albanian.
- Abides in Ltmlio.
SAN JUAN, P. R.. Nov. 14. Santi
ago Iglesias, who was sent to Porto
Rico by the American Federation ol
Labor to organize the workingmen oi
the island and who was arrested on ar
riving, here last week 'on a charge of
conspiracy, has not yet answered the
message from Mr. Gompers as to the
cause of his detention. He is with
holding his reply until tomorrow,
awaiting the attorney general's an
swer to his petition to Governor Hunt
to be released on hi3 own recogniz
floes Insane In London.
LONDON. Nov. 14. Miss Venderbilt
Wackerman of New York, who camel
Into prominence last winter by threat
ening Hubert Herkomeyer, the artist,.
with a suit for damages because he re
fused to allow her to complete sittings
lor a painting of her, which he had
begun, wsa taken to St.' Giles infirm
ary today as a wandering lunatic. Sh
-ill probably be examined tomorrow.
Fighting Hob Goes to Asia.
"WASHINGTON. Nov. 14. Secretary
Long intends to send Rear Admiral
Jtobley D. Evans out to the Asiatic sta
tion to be second officer in command.
Both Admiral Remey, commander-in-chief
at that station, and Admiral
Kempf, junior squadron commander,
will return soon to the United States.
. Chicago Men Corner Kggs.
CHICAGO, Nov. 14. Local packers
are believed to be cornering the egg
market and now have 500-JO cases in
cold storage.' : The combination ex
pects, it is said,, to have the market
completely under its control before
the middle of January.
Will Enforce Insurance Liw..
BERLIN. Nov. 14. The bundesrath
today adopted regulations for the en
forcement of tne insurance laws.
LUTHER W. OSBORN IS DEAD
Dlatlagalshed Nebraskan Passes
at Ills Post In Samoa.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 13. A cable.
gram received at the state depart
ment today from Auckland, New Zea
land, announces the death at Apia
Samoa, on October 17, of Luther W
Osborn, United States consul general
Mr. Osborn was born in New York
and appointed to his present pos:
from Nebraska July 26, 1897. Thus ha
was the principal representative of the
authority of the United States in the
Samoa n group in the troublesome days
before the partition and it appeared
that he alone of all the foreign rep
reeentatives at Apia aroused no op
position. He obtained the confidence
of the natives and the other repre
sentatives of the foreign powers
The death of Luther W. Osborn of
Nebraska, consul general at Apia, Sa
moa, announced todaj- by the state
department, came as a great shock to
the officials. His communications to
the department have been marked by
thoroughness, clearness and value.
When trouble between the contending
factions of natives arose Judge Osborn,
as acting chief justice of the Samoan
islands, decided every question with
such eminent fairness that both sides
to a controversy .were bound to ac
cept his decisions. When the excite
meat in the islands was at white heat
and actual warfare between contend
ing native tribes had broken out Con
sul General Osborn remained on tho
island, refusing to take refuge on a
man-of-war, and by his coolness and
:ourage prevented wholesale slaughter,
The consular service of the United
States contains not a chapter of cool
ness, intelligent judgment and success-
cessful diplomacy on the part of any
consul surpassing this chapter of Judge
Osborn 's record at Apia.
SORROW AT HIS OLD HOME
(low News of Deulti of Col. Osborn Was
Received In ltluir.
BLAIR, Neb., Nov. 13 Thre is
great sorrow here at his old home
over tho death of Consul Osborn. Mr.
Osborn came to Blair from Elmira,
N. Y., in August, 18C9, and began the
practice cf law, which he continued to
follow until October 14. 1897, when
he sailed for Samoa. Hi3 wife and
son, their only child, accompanied
him. Mr. Osborn's death casts a gloom
over the entire city and many are
the expressions of sorrow heard to
night on every hand. Two letters
were received here yesterday from Mr.
Osborn, one being to Mayor W. D. Hal
ler, which was dated Apia. October
18. and the other October 19. In both
letters Mr. Osborn writes cheerfully,
us though in good health. He was a
member of the Masonic lodge and
Knights Templars of this city.
Chinamen Must Go Back
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 13. The
cases of approximately one hundred
Chinamen who are detained at San
Francisco were heard by Assistant
Secretary Taylor today. They are all
known a3 "transit cases," the China
men making oath at the port that
they were bound for Mexico.
"We have investigated many simi
lar cases," said Secretary Taylor, "and
found that ninety-nine out of a hun
dred mysteriously came back to the
United States. As a matter of fact
they go to Mexico only in order to
come over the border at the first op
M'KINLEY MEMORIAL PLANS.
A Meeting of the Committee Selected by
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 13. People of
Nebraska are asked to contribute to
the fund of the MeKinley National Me
morial association, which proposes to
erect a monument to the late presl
dent at Canton. Governor Savage Is
an honorary member of the associa
tion, and bankers and other promi
nent men have been asked to co-operate
with him in organizing a Nebras
ka auxiliary. The governors of all
states are honorary members.
Mexican Letters by One Post.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13. The
Mexican government ha3 notified the
postoffice department of this country
that it desires the customs duties
chargeable on articles sent by mail
from the United States for delivery
to addresses in the City of Mexico
hereafter shall be addressed at Neuvo
Laredo, Mex. Instructions to .forward
all such mail to Neuvo Laredo accord
ingly have been issued from here and
all railway postofflces authorized to ex
change mails with postofflces In Mex
ico. Send Newspaper Men to Jail.
.CHICAGO, Nov. 13. Judge Haney
gave his decision in the contempt case
of the editors of the Chicago Ameri
can. He ordered " Andrew M. Law
rence, the managing editor, to serva
forty days in the county jail, and It
F. Can field, the writer of the objec
tionable article, to remain there thirtj
days. S. S. Carvalho and J.'P. Ham
mond were discharged. The cas
against W. R. Hearst and Clare Briggi
will rest for the present.
REVIEW MADE PUBLIC
Tho Industrial Commission Discnssci
THE EAST PISHED TO THE WALl
Western Farmers Operate on Too Large
a Scale for Yankee ISrotbers Agrioul
tore Droops on Atlantic Coast Libera
Land Grants on Frontier Formidable.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. The In
dustrial commission today made pub
lic its review of evidence taken before
the commission on the subjects of ag
riculture and agricultural labor.
Among other subjects discussed isthat
of agricultural depression, of which
the commission speaks as follows:
"The cause most often assigned for
the depression cf agriculture in the
eastern states is tho increased produc
tion due to the opening of western
lands in advance of the natural de
mand, especially through the agency
of liberal lard laws and grants of land
in aid of railroad construction.
The competition of the west has
been rendered especially severe by the
policy of the railroads in making
freight rates relatively low for long
distances. The old staple products
having thus become unprofitable in
the east it has been necessary for
farmers to change their methods and
vary the character of their crops, tak
ing up especially the culture of prod
ucts which are not easily transported
"Thus, truck farming has largely
superseded cereal growing along the
Atlantic coast, but farmers in the
North Atlantic states now complain
of the severe competition of the states
further south in this industry and
much the same may be said of fruit
growing. Even so perishable a com
modity as milk is transported much
longer distances than formerly since
the introduction of refrigerator cars.
"Another cause which several wit
nesses assign for the unsatisfactory
condition of agriculture in some parts
of the country 13 the conservatism of
the farmers, their lack of quick ad
justment to changed conditions and
lack of effective business planning and
management. The farmers, as a class.
have not kept up with the times, but
have raised the came crops year af
ter year without regard to changes
in supply and demand. This undue
conservatism ana lack of managing
ability among farmers is especially
emphasized with reference to . the
southern states and is given as an
explanation of the too exclusive at
tention to cotton production prevailing
MORE MONEY EOR Rl'RAL MAIL
Postmaster General Will Ask for Double
A ppropria tlon.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. In his an
nual report, which will be completed
soon. Postmaster General Smith will
ask for an increase of the appropria
tion for the free rural delivery service
from $3,500,000 to f6,000,000, and will
advocate the extension of the service
as far as practicable. He will express
the opinion that this branch of the
work of the department is of the great
est utility and will plead for most lib
eral consideration on the part of con
gress. He will explain in some detail
the recent action of the department
In the matter of second class mail
matter, taking the position that the
law granting a rate of 1 cent per
pound contemplated benefit only to
absolutely legitimate newspapers with
legitimate subscription lists.
ON TRAIL 0E MORE CONVICTS
Warden Confident of Recapture of Re
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 13. An even
dozen convicts from the Fort Leaven
worth prison were still at large this
morning, no additional captures hav
ing been reported during the night.
With the ringleader, FranK Thompson,
In the toils, the prison officials feel
more confident of quickly securing the
remainder of the men now at large,
as Thompson, In or out of prison, ex
ercised a great influence over his com
rades. Advances Iowa, Postofflces.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 13. The
following fourth class offices will be
advanced to the presidential grade as
third class on January 1: Marlow and
Marietta, Indian Territory; Elgin, Es
sex, Preston, Radcliffe, West Bend
and Whiting, Iowa; Kenmore, Leeds,
Mlnneawaukon and Towner, North
Dakota ; Anson, Fredericksburg, Round
Hock and Thurbur, Texas.
Great Speed on RIeetrie Rmd.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. The Berlin
correspondent of the Daily News re
ports that a speed of 105 miles an houi
had been attained on an electric rail
way between Manienfelde and Zossen,
6ays the London representative of th
Tribune. Engineers are even convinc
ed that this speed can b Increased
Running at this rate the air pressure
was found to be equal to a wind
force of twelve feet a second, whict
SOLDIERS READY TOR THEM.
Ulxdorst Insurgents Attempt e Kepeat
Tactics of Samar Rebels.
MANILA, Nov. 12. Major William
L. Pitcher of the Eighth regiment of
infantry, commanding the Mindoro ex
pedition, reports that the garrison of
Abra de Hog was attacked yesterday
by a force of insurgents commanded
by Lenocos. The Filipinos apparently
attempted to repeat the Samar tac
tics, but the Americans who were
breakfasting, fully armed, completely
routed the insurgents, who left five
men dead on the field, each having a
rifle and ammunition. One American
was seriously wounded.
Captain Noyes of the Thirtieth in
fantry, 'commanding a detachment of
fifty men, has captured a deserter
named Richter of the Sixth artillery,
wearing the uniform of an insurgent
Major Pitcher says he recently cap
tured three officers and a large part of
in insurgent company, all fully
armed. It is believed the insurgents
recently received an illicit supply of
munitions cf war.
CATBALOGAN, Island of Samar,
Nov. 12. The insurgents are flocking
northward. They are suffering greatly
from famine. Many isolated bolomen
have surrendered. Only fear caused
by Lubkan's proclamation, threatening
with death those who surrender, pre
sents a general submission of the in
surgents, but it is expected this will
be assured in a few daj-s.
GET THE RINGLEADER.
Officers Capture Frank Thompson, Negro
Desperado, After Struggle.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 12. With the
capture of Frank Thompson, the negro
'.eader of the federal penitentiary mu
:iny of last Thursday, fourteen of the
twenty-six fugitive convicts have been
Thompson was captured near Coun
:1I Grove tonight by Deputy United
States Marshal Prescott and a posse of
farmers. He showed fight, but was
brought down by a load of buckshot,
rhompson is not dangerously wound
?d and will be returned to the. peni
The convicts are yet at large and
nspiring much fear among the inhabi
tants of tho country districts. To-1
aight officers are at work in a dozen'
iifferent counties and as some report
:hat they have groups of convicts
ounded up, more captures will be1
nade before morning.
From Council Grove, where Thomp-:
;on was captured, tonight six convicts
lave started to Cottonwood Falls and
ire freely holding up and robbing peo
lie and plundering farms all along
Many have had encounters with the
lien and people along the route are'
ifraid to venture out of their houses
L'RGE ANOTHER DEPARTMENT.
Watlonat Muslnrss Leaguets Want One
of Commerce and Industry.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. Elliott
Durand, Laverne W. Noyes and several
ther Chicagoaas, representing the Na
:ional Business league, today present
;d to the president a memorial urging
iim to recommend in his message to
iongress the establishment of a De-
jartmcnt of Commerce and Industries,
ind also the reorganization of the
onsular service on a civil service
Representative Boutelle of Illinois
oday arranged for a future confer-
mce with ths president on the subjeet
f the abrogation of the treaty of 1817
vith Great Britain, by which the
juilding cf war vessels on the great
ikes is inhibited. Mr. Boutelle Is
nuch Interested in this subject He
;ays there are a dozen or more ship
rards on the great lanes and that the
intlquated treaty of 1S17 prevents
.hem from sharing in the work of
luilding smaller vessels of the navy
Ooes to Identify Maddox.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 12. J. H. Shuncher
iuperintendent of the Pinkerton de
tective agency of Chicago, will leave
tomorrow for Hot Springs, Ark., to
identify the man giving the name of
H. C. Maddox, who is under arrest in
that city and thought to be an accom
plice of Harry Longbaugh, the sup
posed train robber now held here at
ihe Four Courts.
Ts Succeed Judge Sedgwick.
LINCOLN, Nov. 12. Lincoln attor
eys have begun to wonder wbo will
e appointed successor to Judge Sedg
wick for supreme court commissioner.
the position will not become vacant
xntil January 1, when Judge Sedgwick
ill take his seat on the bench.
Satisfactory to the Brltirh.
LONDON, Nov. 121 The Pall Mall
Sazette, referring to the speech made
y Senator Lodge at Boston on Satur
lay last, says: "If, as believed, Mr.
Lodge's speech reveals the mind of
President Roosevelt, this country will
iave nothing to complain of. The
ethmian business will be settled next
rear in a manner honorable and sat-'
efactory -to 1oth countries, which;
neans, we presume, that America wilt
let its own way in the matter."
COW ABOUT KING CORN
Great American Staple Falls Ecloi
LOWEST AVERAGE EVER RECORDED
Nebraska Does - Not Produce Quite Its
Average Amount of Hay. Though De
ficiency is Made Up in Other States
Good Prices the Kuie.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. The fol
lowing crop bulletin has been issued
by the department of agriculture: The
preliminary estimates of the average
yield per acre of corn as published in
tne monthly report of the statistician
of the department of agriculture i3 16.4,
compared with an average yield of
233 bushels per acre I nl900 and 1839
and a ten-year average of 24.4 bushels.
The present indicated yield per acre
is the lowest general average ever re
corded for this crop, being 2.2 bushels
per acre below the yield in 1881, which
has stood for twenty years as the low
est on record. The indicated yield in
bushels per acre in the seven princi
pal states is as follows: Ohio, 26.1; In
diana, 19.8; Illinois, 21.4; Iowa, 25;
Missouri, 10.1; Kansas, 7.8, and Ne
Of the twenty-three states having 1,
000,000 acres or upward in corn all but
Pennsylvania, Virginia and Michigan
report an average yield per acre below
their respective ten-year average.
The general average as to quality Is
73.7 per cent, as compared with 85.5
per cent in November last and 87.2 per
cent in November, 1899. It is estimated
that 4.5 per cent of the corn crop of
1900 was still in the hands of farmers
on November. 1901, as compared with
4.4 per cent of the crop of 1899 in
farmers' hand3 on November 1, 1900,
and 5.9 per cent of that of 1S9S in hand
November 1, 1899.
The preliminary estimate of the av
erage yield per acre of buckwheat is
1S.9 bushels, against an average yield
per-acre of fifteen bushels in 1900, 16.5
bushels in 1S99 and a ten-year average
of 16.9 bushels. Of the six states hav
ing 10,000 acres or upward under this
product, including New York and
Pennsylvania, which together contain
over three-fourths of the entire buck
wheat acreage of the country, four re
port a yield per acre in excess of their
respective ten-year average. The gen
eral average as to quality is 93.3 per
cent, against 90.2 per cent in November
last and 86.4 per cent in November,
Preliminary estimates of the yield
per acre of potatoes is 59.9 bushels
against an average yield per . acre of
S0.8 bushels in 1900, 8S.6 bushels in
1S99 and a ten-year average of 78.7
bushels. The present indicated yield
per acre is the lowest since 1S90. Of
the states having 50,000 acres or ut
ward In potatoes, all except Michigan
and Maine report a yield per acre com
paring unfavorably with their ten-year
averages, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kan
sas and Nebraska report less than one-
half, and Missouri less than one-fourth
of an average crop. The average as
to quality is 78.4 per cent, as compared
with 88.1 in November last and 91.4 in
The preliminary estimate of the av
erage yield per acre of hay is 1.32 tons,
against an average yield of 1.28 tons
in 1900. 1.35 tons in 1899, and a ten
year average of 1.28 tons, while more
than three-fourths of the forty-seven
states and territories for which com
parative data are available report a
yield per acre in excess of their re
spective year average. Such impor
tant states as Illinois, Iowa, Missouri,
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tex
as and Arkansas are all included in the
region representing less favorable. The
average as to quality is 91.3 per cent,
against 89,7 per cent in November last
and 93.S per cent in November, 1899.
MISS STONE IS HOPEf I'L
Writes Aculn and gpesks of M me. Tsilla,
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov12. From an
other letter that has been received
from Miss Ellen Stone, the abducted;
American missionary, it appears that'
she is enduring the trials of her ham;
experience with fortitude, forgetting1
herself in her anxiety for her compan
ion, Mme. Tsllka.
Miss Stone does not complain of the'
treatment to which they are subjected.
but finds the confinement irksome and
the weather extremely trying.
The tone of the latest letter received'
from her is hopeful. The brigands, by
dating the letters at places in Mace
donia and delaying their delivery, seek
to create the appearance of being dis
Press Demands Protection.
BERLIN. Nov. 12. Discussing the
rumors that American capitalists in
tend to acquire the German ocean
lines, the Berlin Tageblatt says:
"Steps must be taken to protect these
lines from Americanization."
Scarlet Fever Attacks Prince.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 12. Prince
Christian, eldest son of the crown
prince of Denmark, Is severely 111 with
NiE MEN RL'N DOWN.
Parmer Surprises Party of Convlete Who
Are Hiding In Ills ISarn.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Nov. 11.
All the police, deputy sheriffs and
farmers in the country adjacent to
Leavenworth were on the lookout to
day for the twenty-six federal con
victs who escaped from the stockade
yesterday. As a result two convicts
have been killed, two wounded and
five captured unhurt. The casualties
took place in a fight near Nortonville,
Kan., that resulted in the death or
capture of five men. The dead:
- James Hoffman, aged 20, white; J.
J. Poffenholz, aged 25, white, a sol
dier convict; John Green, aged 21,
white, and Willard Drake, aged 19,
are wounded and recaptured, and the
fifth, Fred Moore, aged 1G, a negro, la
The five men were discovered in
the barn of Fay Weishaar, a quarter
of a mile from Nortonville, Kan.,
about 3 p. m. today. Weishaar went
into the barn and was ordered out
at the point of guns. He rushed to
Nortonville and gathered a wagonload
of men, who, with revolvers, shot
guns and a few Winchester rifles, has
tened to the scene.
IN CCNVSCIS' GRASP,
Sheriff Cook and Deputy of Topeka Are
Tlieinnelves Mde Prisoner.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 11. Sheriff
Cook of this county and Deputy
Sheriff Williams were captured by two
escaped convicts from the Fort Iav
enworth military prison yesterday
afternoon at Pauline, five miles south
of Topeka, and held prisoners in the
farm house of a man named Wooter
for several hours. The convicts finally
escaped between a line of police sent
from Topeka to reinforce the sheriff
and are now at large. Both were
Wooster was badly wounded by one
of the convicts when he tried to fire on
thcrn. Mrs. Wooster and Sheriff Cook
were held before the convicts as a
shield by the prisoners in making their
escape. A posse is in pursueit.
VOTE GREATLY REDUCED
Nearly Quarter of a Million Lens in Ohio
Than la lOOO.
CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. 11. With
almost half of the official returns from
the eighty-eight counties in Ohio re
ceived, it is estimated that the total
vote may be 100,000 less than for gov-
ernor two years ago. when 920,872
votes were cast, and almost a quarter
of a million less than for president
last year when the total vote of Ohio
Notwithstanding the increase lii
population during the past thirteen
years, the total vote, will likely be
much less than for president in 18S8,
when it was 841.941 and probably les.3
than has been cast for governor since
that time with a single exception.
EIRST IN M'KINLEVS MEMORY
Minnesota Village fn veils at the Town of
TOWER, Minn., Nov. 11. To this
village belongs the honor of having
erected the first monument in honor of
William MeKinley. Representatives
from the entire northwest were pres
ent at the unveiling, including Gov
ernor Van Sant and other men of
prominence. When the monument was
unveiled all the bands that Tower and
the surrounding country could muster
played the hymn "Nearer, My God, to
Tuee." The speakers were Governor
Van Sant, John Owens, Thomas Mc-
Keeon and Rev. Dr. Forbes.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 11. Active
preparations are making for the meet
ing here in December of the sixth an
nual convention of the American Anti-
baloon league. The sessions will be
held in one of the commodious build
ings of the city and bezinnine: Tues-
day, December 3d, will cotinue through
Thursday. A large attenaance is ex
pected, as the league expects to secure
railroad excursion rates throughout
me country, l ne call for the conven-
tlon is signed by Rev. Luther B. Wil-
son. the acting president of the league,
and a request is made that all bodies
hostile to the 6aloon send delegates
together with a representative from
each for the national board of direc
tion. 8lx Hundred Cases of Smallpox,
LINCOLN. Nov. 11. Dr. Brash of
Beatrice, one of the secretaries, said
that over 600 cases of smallpox hafQ
been reported to him since October
15. Of this number 200 were In the
Indian reservations. The disease was
found in over 100 localities.
Paymaster Loses Thousands.
PENSACOLA, Fla.. Nov. 11. Pay
master Stevens of the United States
army arrived here Iiom Atlanta Sat
urday and before leaving that city
placed In a caicnel $200 and $4,800 in
rjper money for the purpose of pay
ing the several hundred artillery men
at Fort McRea their salaries for th
paot month. When he reached the fort
here he operad the grip and found that
all the paer money, amounting to
nearly $5,000, had been abstracted.
TO KEEP NAVY MOVING
Chief Equipment Eureau Gives Statistics
of the Fuel Department.
AMOUNT GROWS TO 93,713 TONS
Exceed by that l'lcnre the Total Pur
abase of Last Fiscal Year terretle
About Some stations 1 hey Are Pro
posed Places Not to lie Mentioned.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 11 A strik
ing illustration of the growth of th
American navy 13 presented in the
single statement in the annual report
of Hear Admiral It. U. Uradford, chief
of the equipment bureau of the navy,
that he spent $2,273,111 the last fiscal
for 324,108 tons of coal at an averag
cost of $7.01 per ton. The report fit s
that this was nearly 95,713 more tons
of coal than was used during the pre
ceding fiscal year. Ton years iiro tho
coal consumption wa3 73,U'.0 t-m per
The domestic coal cost? $C..2 pr
ton and the foreign coal, of whh :i
there were used 105,0tiC tons, ost
per ton. Admiral Bradford has scat
tered American coal all over the worl l
wherever suitable storage could be
found. He has placed 12,000 tons at
Yokohama and 5,000 tens at I'if -hi'iiquc
Mex., and he has sent large rj-iantii i
to Guam and to the Philippines.
carried 9,000 tons by water from ti-i
Atlantic coast to Mare island, Califor
nia, w here it came into compel ition
with English Cardiff coal. They have
averaged the same in coast, viz $9.2'J
per ton, but at present, owing to th.
scarcity of American freight ves.-ui-;
the best Cardiff coal is considerably
cheaper at Mare island. It is recom
mended that two large steam ln,00'
ton colliers bo built to kep d'pot
supplied in time of peace and to ac
company the fleets in time of war.
Summarizing the work a"rompiithrd
at various coaling stations durirg the
year the report takes un Cavit.? an.!
cays that the bureau Is alciut to o;ei
bids for a 45,000-ton colin? station
there. Efforts have been ramie to ob
tain a site for a 'coaling tati'n ai
Cebii, but thus far without hiikckj.
Coaling stations have ben located at
Port Isabella. IJasaiin island and at
A complete station luis been o-t;i!-li-shed
at Yokohama, Japan, and it i
now fully stocked with coal. Th.
same statement Is true at Piehilique
Me-, where through the courtesy of
the Mexican government our coal an !
colliers have been admitted to th;
station without port duty or custom.
of any kind. In the West Indies a lit
tle work has been done at San Juan
on the coaling ucale, but Admiral
Bradford expresses regret that little
I Progress has been made for securing
other sites for coal depots in th
West Indies. It is particularly essen
tial that some of the deep water ports
of Cuba should be made available for
this purpose, a3 the entire waters sur
rounding Cuba are most important in
a strategic sense. Estimates are suu-
mitted for improvements of
stations at most Atlantic ports, includ-
ing a modern plant at Norfolk.
CAFE COLONISTS MIST EIGHT
They Must Assist in Drlvln;
S v a r m I n Rebels.
LONDON. Nov. 11. In a letter.
dated October 23. the Capetown corre-
spondent of the Daily Mail says:
Lord Kitchener and Sir John Gordon
Sprigg (the Cape premier) have ar
ranged a scheme for the expulsion of
the invaders from Cape Colony. A
Joint commission of imperial and co-
lonial military chiefs have been sit
ting heie for some days past to draft
It is understood that this provides
for the coloney taking a largo share
In the future campaign and contribut-
inS largely toward its cost. Appar-
ently a levy of loyalists en masse Is
the idea involved.
paoi Revere is Dead.
NEW YORK. Nov. 11. Paul Revere.
vice president, general of the Sons of
the Revolution, died today at Morris-
town, N. Y. aged 43. lie was a son
of General Joseph Warren Rever.
who fought in the Seminole and civil
wars, and a great grandson of Pan!
Revere of revolutionary fame.
Peculiar Accident Results Fatally.
FRANKLIN, Neb., Nov. 11. Jack
Smith, who was injured ty Jumping
from a load of hay and striking on
a pitchfork, the handle of which pen
etrated his body for a distance cf ten
inches, died cf his Injuries.
Banes Away t Pwssrrsby.
DEVILS LAKE, N. D.. Nov. 11.
The 6-year-cld son cf William Barber
secured a revolver nnd began shoot
ing at persons parsing his home.
Miles Miller a merchant, was mad a
target by the boy, but missed. Burt
Crary, a 12-year-old boy, was the next
person to pass and young Barber shot
him through the apex cf the right
lung, probably fatally wounding him.
The Barber boy seemed to think h
was having ?. pood time.
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