Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, November 23, 1899, Image 5

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Startling Reports of a Ship' Crew
Investigated aa the Boat Cornea
Into Quarantine.
. Mew Tork, Nov. 21. The British
steamer J. W. Taylor, from Santos, la
stained at Quarantine under suspicion
at having bubonic plague among the
erew. One man died at sea November
?, With very suspicious symptoms, and
, Captain Watera and the ship's cook are
both ill and showing symptoms of bu
bonic swellings.
The J. W. Taylor left Santos, Brazil,
October 24, with a full cargo of coffee
and sailed direct for this port On No
vember 1, Robert Hope, aged 22 years,
the steward, was taken sick snd on the
Ith died. His remains were burled at
sea. He was a native of England.
Hope was In the hospital at Santos for
about two weeks suffering from erup
tion thought to be eczema.
He returned to duty before the ship
sailed, and after seven days at sea com
plained of pains In the head, limbs and
back. He was put to bed In an ex
hausted condition, and on the second
day developed fever. The captain treat
ed him with Buch remedies as the ship's
medicine chest afforded, and nursed the
man with care until he died.
On arrival at Quarantine the cane
was reported to the health office, and
In view of the fact that the captain
U and cook, who were in constant contact
if with the sick man, were both ailing,
the steamer was detained at Quaran
tine for disinfection.
The sick men will be transferred to
Swinburne Island for treatment. All
of the crew will be sent to Huffman
Island for observation.
In view of the possibility of sickness
on board the J. W. Taylor and In the
absence of Dr. Poty, health officer of
the port. Dr. E. B. Sanborn, chief
deputy In charge, decided to call to
gether the advisory board of physi
cians appointed several years ago. The
board members are Drs. K. G. Junewuy,
T. H. Prudden, J. D. Bryant, G. I
Peabody, W. M. Polk, N. XI. Biggs, W.
H. Draper, J. H. Glreiner, It. H. Derby
and J. W. McLane. The quarantine of
ficials will consult with the board and
carry out any suggestions which they
may make.
In the meantime the disinfecting
steamer, James W. Wadsworlh, is
alongside the Infected craft, steaming
all the clothing and other textile fab
rics. The crew of the J. W. Taylor
numbers twenty-eight persona. The
captain's wife Is also on board. The
captain and the cook are the only per
sons affected as yet and they are not
very 111.
Officials of the New Tork board of
health boarded the Taylor and made a
complete examination of Captain Wa
ters and the cook, who are supposed to
be suffering from bubonic plague. Both
were suffering from glandular swell
ings under the arms and grain. On
the groins of both men are large swell
ings, which are said to be quite charac
teristic of the bubonic plague.
Dr. Parke, with the aid of ft hypo
dermic needle, succeeded In extracting
a quantity of pus from the swellings
on them. This will be carefully exam
ined In order to determine the nature
of the disease. The result cannot be
.learned for several days.
Shortly after being examined by Dr.
Parke, Captain Waters, accompanied
by his wife and Charles Allison, was
transferred to Swlneburne island for
treatment. Both patients are quite
comfortable and will no doubt recover.
Dr. John B. Cosby, commissioner of
the city board of health, aid: "Un
der no circumstances will 'the ship be
allowed to enter port, even after It has
been disinfected. The coffee will be al
lowed to be landed If the bags It la now
In will be burned and the coffee loaded
In bluk and then placed In new bags. I
believe that the roasting through wnicn
the coffee must pass before It Is used
will kill the germs. It Is almost lm-
nosslble to disinfect a ship, and should
there be any danger of the spreading
of the disease l would miggest the ad-
visabilliv of burning the vessel, no
matter what the rout mlKht be."
Two Big Mills Have Closed Since
the Chattanooga Agreement
Nashville, Tcnn., Nov. 21. A number
of the larger flour milling companies
In the South have perfected a combina
tion to regulate prices and control the
output of flour In their district.
At a meeting of the southern millers
held at Chattanooga recently this
agreement was entered Into. The con
ference was sec. , and the majority
of the leading ci,...panles of the south
were represented, Including the Cum
berland and Liberty mills of this city.
Others represented were: Morrtstown
Milling company, Sweetwater Milling
company. Mountain City Mill company
of Chattanooga, Shelton Mills of Chat
tanooga, Raht Bros, of, Tullahoma. Es
till Springs Mill, J. Allen Smith of
Knoxvllle and the Atlanta Milling com
pany of Atlanta. It is understood that
W. F. Hutchinson, president of the
Mountain City Mill company, engineer
ed the deal.
It Is understood that the millers alBo
agreed to curtail the production of flour
In order that the market might not be
overrun. It is also arranged that each
company should supply a certain ter
imperialism. Says Senator Money"
Will Be the Issue In Congress
Jai kson, Mlss.,Nov. 21. United States
Senator H. I. Money, senior senator
from Mississippi, says that there will
be no chance for silver legislation In
the next congress, and but little for any
other general legislation.
"Imperialism," said Senator Money,
"Is going to overshadow everything els
In the next congress. It is the dominant
Issue snd the republicans are going to
force it to the front In such manner
as to make It a partlssn measure. It
Is going to divide the two parties and
the sheep and me goats must separate.
"On the qusrsntlne question 1 cannot
see any necessity for further national
legislation. The present national law
is adequate to all the requirements of
the situation. Thers does not appear to
me to be any conflict between the state
snd national sanitary officers. There Is
no wsy by which congress can reach
the municipal authorities, ss their po
lice rights sre Invincible. When the
quarantine bill was before the last con
gress I offered severs! amendments to
the bill which Burgeon General Wymsn
concurred In, but the advocates of ht
bill refused to accept them.
"I think the present wsierways con
vention will have a marked Influence In
congress. So far at 1 can see It If s
perfectly harmonious body and there
will be no opposition to the adoption ol
resolutions declaring for national con
trol of the terete."
Gathering About Estcourt With Ap
parent Intention to Assault
uuikkiii, mov. zi. i ne latest new s
from the seat of war In Houth Afrl'-a
is, rrom one point, fuvuiahle to the
British, showing that Kimberlev is able
to hold Its own against the Boers, and
tnat fcjtteourt is able to beat back an
attack by the Boer forces now arouna
that place.
The reports pay testimony to the
ceaseless activity of the burghers from
the Free State frontier, and their de
termination to cut off relief for Lady
smith, and, if possible. Isolate or cap
turt Estcourt, which is the nearest city
to Ladysmlth still held by the British.
A number of small Boer commandos
from the east and west are converging
on Estcourt and the railroad Just south
of that place.
The Boers already aggregate at least
20,000, with a few guns, which they ev
idently Intended for the Intrenchments
they are throwing up, to mount on hills,
dominating any advance north from
Estcourt, where General Milliard is still
Even with the strong relief column
now hurrying up from Durban, the
British will have a tough Job to pierce
the Boer forces thrown . across the
roads to Ladysmlth, while crossing the
Tugela river on pontoon bridges in the
face of the Boer artillery and rifle fires
from the northern ridges commanding
the rivers.
The full story of the armored train
has brought into relief a number of
cases of Individual gallantry. Among
them Is that of a crack rifle shot
named Cagenhead, who furnished the
range at three different points for the
crew of the armored train and kept
firing away until his trigger finger was
shot away. An old Black Watch vet
eran named Crow was conspicuous for
oravery In helping to clear the de
railed trucks. Winston Churchlll.amld
a hall of bullets, turned to him and
shook his hand, calling him a brave
old man. Another case was that of a
volunteer named Wright who, during
the firing, knelt In the regulation posi
tion, remaining cool and collected and
cracking a Joke with every shot, thus
keeping his comrades from becoming
flurried, while all the time he was suf
fering from a wound, his right ear
having been shot away. Corporal Dick
ey, though wounded and lying on his
back, encouraged the men by shouting,
"Give 'em beans, boys."
From the Free State frontier cornea
news that reinforcements are near, a
party arriving at Orange River camp,
where Lord Methuen Is hurriedly pre
paring to push a relief force on to
The Scots' Guards arrived from Cape
town on Thursday and the relief force
ought now to be almost strong enough
to tackle the Boers besieging the town.
Conclusion Reached by Mine
Workers' Exeoutlve Board.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 21. The ex
ecutlve board of the United MlneWork
era adjourned at the Oclcdental hotel
at noon. Before closing their session
they voted to order a general strike in
the southwest, unless certain railroad
and coal companies consider demands
made upon their presidents by wire.
President John Mitchell at noon said
that he had sent the telegrams to the
presidents of the following coal compa
nies, asking the executive officers to
meet In conference the officers of the
United Mine Workers and settle the
trouble existing:
Central Coal and Coke company, Kan
sas City, Mo.; Missouri Pacific Fuel
company, St. Louis; Kansas and Texa
Coal company, St. Louis, and South
western Coal & Improvement company,
Parsons, Kan. These companies are
owned and operated by the Missouri
Pacific, Missouri, Kansas & Texas, Cot
ton Belt and Iron Mountain railroad
companies. The mines Involved are
those In Indian Territory, Arkansas,
Kansas and Missouri. The contemplat
ed strike affects all coal miners work
ing for operators shipping coal over the
railroads named. There are now 8,000
miners Idle In these mines, owing to the
trouble between the men and the coal
com panles.
"The companies will not pay the un
ion scale," said President Mitchell, "and
we have derided to bring the trouble
to an end. If the presidents to whom
I send telegrams Ignore my messages
thai Is, refuse to answer them or de
cline to meet us In conference I shall
at once order a strike and It will take
15.000 men out."
President Mitchell said this afternoon
"The companies have to meet us or
the strike will come at once. No coal
will be mined for shipment over the
roads mentioned. I will give out a
statement on Monday regarding the
anthracite mines In Pennsylvania. My
statement will Include a resolution we
adopted before adjourning. I cannot
anticipate in a talk the contents of the
statement, as I do not want the mine
operators to know what we shall de
mand. If a conference Is held with the
railroad presidents I wired, It wll prob
ably be in St. Louis.
"The Illinois situation Is greatly Im
proved. I hardly think the West Vir
ginia miners will meet with us as a
body In January. Affairs are worse in
that state than elsewhere. The miners
are poorly paid and their unions are
weak and scattered. The southwestern
strike, If It comes, will be Important,
and will tie up several railroads, so far
as handling fuel Is concerned. I hardly
expect an answer today, as I think the
coal company presidents will have a
conference themselves before answer
ing my message."
New Ones Received at New Orleans
Carry 80,000 Pounda
New Orleans, La., Nov. 18. The Illi
nois Central road Is receiving the first
of the new grain cars which were or
dered built early In the spring. These
cars are Immense, so large, In fact. that
there Is danger that the elevators hert
will not be big enough to handle them.
Considerable difficulty was experienced
yesterday In handling theBe new can
at the Houthport elevators.
These new grain cars have a capacity
of 80,000 pounds, while the old cars
which were used by the company had
a capacity oi oniy iu,vw. ine new
cars, however, are capanie or carrying
even more than the 80,000, because they
are built of the strongest material and
are put together with mechanical pre
clslon. They are pronounced by rail
road people to be about the prettiest
haulers of the kind ever seen here.
Yesterday there were over 300 car
loads of grain reaching the city over
the Illinois Central road, snd yet the
officials say that there Is not so big a
movement of grain Just now as was ex
pected, snd as will start In a short
time, i
Det Moines, Is., Nov. . All cltfsens
are prohibited from walking Che street
after II p. m. by an ordinance recently
passed by the city council, unlets thty
give good snd sufficient reasons there
for. The law sppllet to adultt at well
at children, and (he penalty le flietf
at II.
Says United States Never Made
Compact With Mormon Church,
But With the State of Utah.
New York, Nov. 21. The Tlee Sun
day published a three-column article
by Congressman Brlgbam H. Roberts,
discussing the effort being made to
exclude him from the house. Mr. Rob
erts says. In part:
"Those engaged in working up a pub
lic sentiment sgainst the representa
tive from Utah demand from the house
of representatives either that he be net
allowed to take his seat, to which It is
admitted that he was legally elected.
or, after being admitted, that he be
expelled. That the house can do either
of these two things Is extremely doubt
ful. "As many well-meaning people and
Christian ministers outside of Utah are
misled by the falehoods of those at the
bottom of the religio-polltlcal scheme
to unseat Utah's representative, and
thus defeat the expressed will of the
people of a sovereign state, I point out
some of the false charges on which the
agitation is based:
, "It Is falsely charged that the Mor
mon church has broken faith with the
government of the United States In
regard to polygamy; that is, it is
charged that the practice of polyga
mous marriages has been resumed by
the church. In the first place it will
be remembered that no compact ex
isted between the Mormon church and
the United States on the subject of
polygamy. The only compact on that
subject Is between the people of Utah,
acMng through their representatives in
tne constitutional convention and the
people of the United States, represented
by the president and congress.
I affirm positively that that compact
hat been kept on the part of the people
of Utah. There is no attempt made to
repeal or annul the parts of the con
stitution prohibiting polygamous or
plural marriages. There Is no desire to
disrupt that compact with the United
States. The Mormon church has nut
violated the compact and has no de
sire, to annul it, but, on the contrary,
the venerable heud of the church has
officially avowed his determination to
adhere to this question. ,
'The representative to congress from
Utah has not violated this compact, the
assertion of his enemies to the contrary
notwithstanding. When the little co
terie of sectarian ministers and disap
pointed would-be political bosses In
Utah, who began this agitation, say
that the Mormon church or Its mem
bers violate the compact between our
state and the people of the United
States, because a few men In Utah feel
normally bound to fulfill the obligations
to the women they married under sanc
tion of the Mormon church, previous to
the Issuance of the church manifesto
In 1190, discontinuing polygamous mar
riageswhen they say this is a viola
tion of the compact with the United
States, they say that which they know
to be untrue.
"Disrupting and discontinuing these
polygamous relations was no part of the
compact. It was not demanded by the
enabling act It was not any part of the
action of the constitutional convention,
but en the contrary, steps were studi
ously taken not to disrupt those rela
tione by constitutional provision by
discarding parts of the anti-polygamy
law which would have brought about
that result. What good would come to
the people of the United States by a
disruption of these plural families?
What good would come to either mor
ality or religion, to turn those plurol
wives and their children adrift? What
Christian woman's home would be se
curer for knowing that a Mormon plu
ral wife's home was now destroyed?
"Let It be remembered that the fam
ily and home of that plural wife were
established under the sanction of to
her a holy church ceremony, and with
the approval of all honorable people.
The fountain of the evil was dried up;
the people of the United States can
be generous enough to allow the
streams that flowed from It to take
their course until lost In the oblivion of
death. Some men the number Is few
and rapidly growing less who entered
Into plural marriage relations previous
to 150, when the church formally and
officially discontinued Buch marriages,
and hence, of course, previous to the
settlement of the question by the com
pact of our state constitution, have felt
It morally binding upon their conscl
ences to fulfill the obligations of their
marriage vows to those polygamous
families. This Is the only 'polygamy'
that has existed In Utah since the ad
mission of the state, or since 1890, in
"It Ib falsely charged that the Mor
mon church controls the politics of
Utah, and that the representative from
Ntah was nominated and elected by
Mormon church Influence. It Is falsely
charged that the Mormon church lead
era have sought to have Roberts elect
ed to test the sentiment of the people
of the United States as to whether
Utah would be held to the agreement In
the matter of the abandonment of pol
ygamous of plural marriages. This Is
too silly for refutation. It Is falsely
charged that Roberts was elected to
crowd polygamy down the throats of
the American congress and people, to
fulfill an alleged prediction of Brlgham
Young that It would yet be done.. It Is
falsely charged that the congressman
from Utah was elected to represent
polygamy; that If he Is seated and re
tains his seat It will mean that con
gress Indorses polygamy, and that
there will be an Imemdlate revival of
the Mormon plural marriage system In
Des Moines, la., Nov. 21. Attorney
General Remley has applied at Mar
shalltown for a receiver for the Mar
shalltown Accident Insurance company.
The company Is only two years old
and has $331,000 Insurance In force. The
company was about to consolidate with
the Imperial Accident of Des Molnet.
The state auditor objected to the plan
of consolidation and under his direc
tions the application for a receiver was
Toledo, O., Nov. 21. Two of the three
Toledo bicycle factorlei recently ab
sorbed by the American Bicycle compa
ny were closed down today. They are
the Cotton and Viking works. On Mon
day the Work of dismantling will be
gin, at the suspension It to be perma
nent. Machinery will be taken to the
remaining trust plant In Toledo the
Losler workt. The .change affects 600
Amertcus, Gs., Nor. 11. E. J. Mc
Math, a Christian Scientist, was sen
tenced here to Imprisonment at the
city hall for thirty day and a flae of
$11 In the mayor's court. McMath and
other members of the Christian Scient
ist church refused to be vaccinated.
Five ladlet of the congregation were
given fifteen days' confinement and
fined IS each. All are leading ladlet of
thla city and McMath It a prominent
It Causes Orders for Almost
Kindt of Goods
New York, Nov. 2L The war In the
Mouth of Africa is beginning to tell
on the export trade from this port to
that country. While there is no such
rush of exports as that preceding the
Jameson raid three years ago, still the
need there for American products is
making itself felt. The whaleback ship
Clan Cummtng of the Clan Line of
Glasgow, is loading for Barber & Co. at
the foot of Congress street in Brooklyn.
She registers 3,107 tons, and will be
able to carry 8,000 tons of cargo. This
is of the most widely different kinds of
goods that this country produces.
"Of what does ber cargo chiefly con
sist?" asked a reporter of one of the
custom house officers in charge of the
"Try and mention some product or
manufacture of the United States that
is not mentioned In her manifest, rath
er," he replied. "There Is a large quan
tity of agricultural machinery, but a
dearth of the mining machinery that for
years past has formed no small part
of the cargoes of the ships of Barber
& Co. and Norton & Co. There is a
vast quantity of Armour's canned beef,
park, lard, kerosene and lubricating
oils, canned fish, canned milk and can
ned fruits and vegetables of all kinds.
A large quantity of lumber is included
In the cargo, as well as several thou
sand packages of cut horse feed. There
are cigarettes and playing cards ae
well, showing that even grim war will
not stop the circulation of these re
sources of civilization in South Africa.
A great feature of the cargo ' Is tha
quantity of hardware carried, Including
stoves, tubing and tools of various
It is known that all or most of these
supplies are for the British Boldiers,
but there appears to be considerable
delay about the receipt of shipments
from brokers. Judging by present ap
pearances It will take two weeks more
to complete the loading of the Clan
cumming. She draws, loaded, twenty
seven feet of water, so that she will
take from twenty-five to thirty days
to reach cape town.
Her cargo is consigned to nine dif
ferent ports, including Cape Town, Al
goa Bay, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth,
Durban, Delagoa Bay and others. From
Cape Town to Delagoa Bay, the nearest
port to the Transvaal, Is some 1,300
miles. This would require over four
days' steaming at the rate of 300 mile
a day, without counting stops for the
discharge of cargo.
Few freighters of the Clan Cumming
class can make more than ten knotf
an hour day In and day out, so it li
probable that nearly two months musl
elapse before the ship can reach Dela
goa Bay, when the time lost In dis
charging cargo at the ports named if
taken into consideration.
So far no mules have yet been ship
ped from here to South Africa slnct
the Jameson affair. This time the ship.
ments of these animals seems to t
going from New Orleans and Galves-
ton, which are clearly better situate
for their export than New York.
920,000.000 Would Accomplish
Thlt Retult In Lower Mississippi
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 21. The call
Ing of the Waterways Convention, and
the national Interest in the levee ques
tlon may be ascribed largely to the un
tiring efforts of Hon. Charles Scott of
Bolivar count. Miss., who was made
permanent chairman of the convention.
and who Is president of the Interstate
Levee association. Mr. Scott says:
"I am very much pleased with the
outlook for national levee control. The
present convention is a representative
body, made up of delegates from every
section of the country. I have not the
least doubt that congress will be
brought to see the widespread interests
at stake and be made to realize that
the levee question is not only a nation
al question, but of vital national 1m
"We have the report of a competent
engineer that $20,000,000 spent in the
building of a system of dykes from
Cairo to the Gulf of Mexico will re
claim 13,000,000 acres of the most fertile
lands on the globe, and lands which
would contribute vastly to the volume
of the business of the country.
"We have made careful estimates,
and we can produce facts and figures
to show that the reclamation of the
lands now suject to annual overflow
will add $200,000,000 to the annual bunl
ness of the country. This country
which we propose to protect and re
claim trades with the great markets of
the east and the middle west. The
wealth, therefore, which would be add
ed to the country would not be so much
a local blessing as It would be a great
national benefit.
"I feel perfectly confident that gov
ernmont control of the levees Is not
only assured to us, but I believe that
It will be an established fact In the
very near future. We have established
a system of correspondence which has
developed most surprising results. Un
der our system we have reached every
part of the country. Our local mer
chants and Influential citizens have
written merchants and business men In
other cities, . and they In turn have
reached others until we have covered
the entire country, and from every
where have poured In upon us replies
promising support and giving encour
agement to the movement. There
seems to be a general sympathy with
the moveent In every state, not ex
cepting the Pacific states, which have,
of course, little Interest except that of
fellow-feeling and patriotism."
Mr. Scott said that the great Mis
sissippi Delta was all right. The cot
ton crop had been made at a remark
ably small expense, and that all the
delta had to ask was an equal show
with the rest of the world and Immun
ity from overflow.
It may not be generally known that
the by-products of fruit stones are ol
considerable value, says the Chicago
News. The pits of peaches, apricots,
nectarines, plums and prunes, which
have heretofore been thrown away or
used for fuel, have a matket value.
This Is especially true of the peach and
apricot pits. There Is now a strong do.
mand for them at IS and $10 a ton,
delivered In Ran Francisco, The ker
nel is of course what Is sought. From
the kernel of the apricot Turkish "nut
candy" Is made which has almost dis
placed the almond. The same sub
stance is used for the adulteration of
cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Prus
slc acid and essence and nil of almonds
are made from the peach and prune
pits and these flavors are used In many
ways. Tne nuts are cracgeo in Han
Francisco and the kernels are then tent
A shipment of American blark bass
was made to trance ana tney nave
flourished so marvelously that today
they are common articles of diet In the
hotels ind restaurants. When the bass
were Introduced the French stream?
were practically deserted.
Paralyalt Continues Receding From
Hayward-Doctor Encouraged.
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 2L Sena
tor Hayward has rested easily all day
and is feeling much better this even
ing. His pulse and temperature are
normal. He has better use of bit lambs
and seems more cheerful.
Senator Hayward's case may now be
decided as hopeful. A week ago pro
gressive paralysis threatened to end hit
life within ten days. On Wednesday,
however, the progress of the disease
was arrested and now day by day he
seems to be recovering lost ground
While he can never expect to be free
from future attacks, it is quite possible
that he may not have another for some
time and it is quite within the possi
bilities for him to live for a year or
Mr. Hayward is rapidly regaining the
use of his right leg and arm. It comes
slowly, but the members are coming
back Into activity again. His speech is
slowly returning and he is able to con
verse considerably when short words
are used, but he Is far from being out
of danger yet. He is allowed to see
visitors, that is. his relatives and per
sonal friends, but no outsiders. It will
be some time, even if he continues to
improve, before anyone outside will be
admitted for fear of exciting him. He
is kept very quiet and is constantly at
tended by a nurse.
The change for the better was noted
best Saturday morning and has been
very rapid since then, considering all
things. Dr. Ross, who was called to
consultation last Saturday, contended
that he would recover from the attack.
but laid great stress on the matter of
keeping him quiet, and said that If he
ever got well that he must lead a
quiet life, free from all excitement,
with his diet well regulated or his re
covery would be of a short duration.
He is of the opinion that another stroke
would be fatal and that one could be
superinduced by a violation of the
above admonitions.
The senator passed a fairly good
night, but not such a one as the night
before. His pulse and temperature was
above normal last night, but is some
better this morning. It is thought that
the hemorrhage in his head was stop
ped several days ago, but all fear is
not as yet removed of a relapse. He
taJtes nourishment, which Is assimilat
ed. He is brighter than he has been
since he was first stricken.
The senator had the furniture that
he expected to take to Washington all
packed and his wife and daughter were
at Kansas City having additions made
to their wardrobes .when the senator
was stricken, and they had to hurry
home to attend his bedside. They had
secured rooms at the Portland hotel at
Washington, D. C, and had expected
to leave for there the first of next week,
so as to get settled down before the
opening of congress. It Is not likely
that they wll lgo there this winter, If
at all, so all arrangements will be made
to spend the winter here or if the sen
ator Bhould recover sufficiently to trav
el he may be taken to Southern Cali
fornia or some warm climate to spend
the winter, but from the present out
look the family will past the winter at
their hoe in this city.
Gathering of Importance Held In
Chicago, 111., Nov. 18. Democratic
pre-convention policies will be consid
ered Monday In a conference of twenty
or more leaders of the party and their
silver republican allies. Many of them,
headed by Chairman Jones of the na
tional committee, will be here tomor
row. William J. Bryan, it 1 announced, is
not coming, on account of a previous
speaking engagement; neither is Wil
liam J. Stone of Missouri expected. The
following members of the national ex
ecutive committee have positively
promised to attend: Senator James K.
Jones of Arkansas; Judge Johnson, the
chairman of the .executive committee;
C. A. Walsh of Iowa; H. D. Clayton of
Alabama, Thomas Gahan of Illinois, D.
J. Campan of Michigan, W. H. Thomp
son of Nebraska, J. M. Guffcy of Penn
sylvania, George Fred Williams of
Massachusetts, T. D. O'Brien of Min
nesota. Other leaders who are expected at the
conference are: Senator Pettigrew of
South Dakota. Senator Rawlins of Wy
oming, Congressman Bailey 0f Texas,
Former Congressman Ch( les A. Towne
of Minnesota, Senator Cockrell of Mis
souri, Congressman Champ Clark of
Besides a general discussion of the
work to be done prior to the national
convention, the results of the recent
elections and their possible bearing on
the election next year will be consia
ered. The policy to be pursued by the mi
nority In the coming session of congress
. I W I .... .ttantlnTt OO wall flfl
will Minn lit k 1 1 1 n aLni..i".M - r
hn lanrieriihin of the minority. Onl,
.aoinr. niece of business Is formal
ly scheduled, the calling of the national
convention meeting, wnicn win u
time and place of the next national
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 21. The statement
if P. H. Mullen, treasurer of the repub
lican county central committee, nieu
with the county clerk, shows assess
ments aggregating $3,432.75. Among
those who contributed were a number
of persons "not In politics."
-n,a ovnonrittures were for procuring
registration and for salaries of Secre
tary Tucker, $135; Assistant Sescretary
Sundblad, $79; Joe Morrow, as "door
keeper " $80; and other amounts run
ning from "Janitor" to "stenograph-
. too eA
ers, ranging irom w i"
The report snows mat in
contributions Herman Kounize
$200; Mayor Moores, iu; umrBe
Tzschuck, treasurer or tne wee tju-
llshlng company, 1200; "ur. vie
water $150; national republican com
mittee. $357.75; and other republican
candidates aim uuitcn'Muti. ...... -
to $5 each. ,
Chicago, Nov. 21. South Water street
commission men mi , .,
apples. Three weeks or. except!""""'
hot weather In October, when the cream
nf the winter stocs wm nmpycu
Michigan, New York and Indiana grow-
ers, "cooKea me hijihj
slgnments so badly that even cold stor
age could not save them from decay.
The national loss on spples alone,
due to the summer weather which pre
vailed between October 10 and Novem
ber 1, according to some of the u
Water street aeaiers, wm -
$1 000.000 mark. Shipments to fcrigiana
nnnHnental ports, they tay, turned
out to badly that In many catet con
tlgnmentt did not get freight charge!
from orchard to me wrmn.
4 kM ittsmnt waa made to rob the
Deadwood Loan company's Jewelry es-
..wii.i.. mi T street ueaawoou .
The robbers broke through a plate glaut
window, but were rrignieneo
fore they got much. There la no clot
to the thlevet.
Herr Morris Busch, author of a "Life
of Prinoe Bismarck," died at Leipalg.
The Baptist congress came to a close
at Pittsburg after two short sessions,
at which papers were read.
President Bllckensderfer of the
Wheeling & Lake Brie railway ha
named November 22 as the time for a
conference with the employes regard
ing the increase in wages required by
The locked out piano workers of Cbi
cago have decided to appeal to the Illi
nois state board of arbitration to make
an investigation of the causes of the
trouble in the piano trade.
Major General Miles has carefully in
spected the fortifications at Ballast
Point and will leave for Galveston ado.
New Orleans. He expects to reach,
Washington about the 25th Inst
Major Taylor secured two more world
records at Chicago. He reduced the
nair mile record from 40 2-5 to 40 l-
seconds and the third of a mile from
27 2-5 to 27 1-5 seconds. Taylor wa
paced by a motocycle carrying wind
At the annual meeting of the Cleve
land Terminal & alley Railway com
pany John K. Cowen was elected pres
ident and F. W. Underwood first vice
president Dr. Cowen is vice president
of the Baltimore & Ohio railway andf
Mr. underwood general manager.
Verona, Italy. There was a short but
very sharp earthquake here. It threw
the Inhabitants of the town into panto.
colon, Colombia. Panama Is tranquil.
but there is no telegraphic communi
cation with the Interior. The Bolivar
rebels have been crushed.
City of Mexico. Dr. Zaldivar. Salva
dorean minister to Mexico, who is also
generally accredited to European coun-
tries, has left for the United Statee,
en route to London and Paris, and will
for some time reside in the latter city.
Constantinople. It Is authoritatively
announced that the Turkish govern'
ment has approved the concession td
the Deutsche bank of a railway exten
sion to Bassorah, a frontier city and
river port of Asiatic Turkey, 270 milea ,
southeast of Bagdad.
Gibraltar. The United States trans
port Thomas, with the Fourth regiment
aboard, bound for Manila, was roundly
cheered by the British channel squad
ron, whose bands played British and
American pieces as the transport
Ban Francisco, Cal. The United
States army transport Columbia has
arrived here from Manila, via Naga
saki. Eight government employes con
stituted the entire passenger list, no
sick or discharged soldiers beln aboard.
The voyage was uneventful.
New York. The transport Meade,
with the Forty-third United States vol
unteer infantry on board, sailed for
Manila today. The Meade attempted
to get away on Tuesday, but was stuck
in the mud at its dock.
Washington, D. C Chief Surgeon
Woodhull at Manila, under date of Oc
tober 12, sends Surgeon General Stern
berg the following:
A sharp and quite general epidemic
of dengue has prevailed in .Luzon for
some months past and it appears to be
spreading to the south. There have
been few really severe cases."
Dengue is a species of fever with con
tagious eruptions. It Is rarely fatal.
Washington, D. C Recent mail ad
vices from Manila received by the war
department show that General Otis has
established a medio-ledlo-legal depart
ment In Manila. In charge of two Fili
pino physicians, Don Jose R. ldalgo and
Don Gregorid Slnglan. An emergency
ward and dissecting room has also been
established for post mortem examina
tions. The department is to be subject
to the orders of the supreme court and
the tribunals of Justice in Manila.
Washington, D. C Mail advices re
ceived at the postal department show
that the Filipino Insurgents have adopt
ed a new method of interference with
the military telegraph lines. This It
done by attaching a fine copper wire
to the line, running It down the pole
or through the foliage of a tree to the
ground, where It is attached to a piece
of Iron driven into the earth. This ef
fectively cuts off communication, and
is not easily discovered when once ac
complished. END OF "CORNCOB PIPE" CASE. ,
St. Louis, Mo. (Special.) After a
hotly fought trial four of the defend
ants In the celebrated corncob pipe
case" were tonight found guilty In the
United States circuit court of using
the mails to defraud. The four men
are Henry Rlngbeck, E. W. Northstein,
M. McElhany and Arthur Miller. One
of the defendants, William Ruff, hat
already pleaded guilty. No action hat
been taken In the cases of W. S. Daily
and J. E. Wilhlngton, who were Jointly
indicted with the others named. Their
testimony was of great value in the
movement and a noi pros imay be en
tered for them. The witnesses brought
in by th frovernment came from a
dozen states, BfiowimTi.iJvf 4
was the operation1 tit the scheme to"
It was the plan of the defendants, at
shown by the testimony, to write to
the mayor or postmaster of a town tell
ing him that a corncob pipe factory
could be established for $1,000 and op
erated at small expense, while the
profits were represented to be large.
The men, whose headquarters were at
Washington, Mo., would then offer to
sell suitable machinery for $700 to $900.
In each case where a factory waa
actually put In operation it was found
to be next to Impossible to dispose of
the product at all, so overstocked waa
the corncob pipe market. The govern,
ment alleged that the price asked for
the machinery was so excessive as to
be fraudulent and that the purpose of
the defendants' letters was to cause
an undue and Inordinate demand for
machinery which really could not be
profitably used.. The attorneys for the
defendants will make a motion for a
new trial.
In addition to the work on the rail
road from Keystone to Hill City by the
Burlington road, and from Rapid City
to Mystic by the Dakota Pacific, these
new lines have been begun or will be
In a short while: The Burlington It
pushing Its extension from Dumont on
the main line down the road to Elmore
and expects to have trains running by
the first of January. This line Is be
ing built to get around the heavy grade
to the road can successfully handle the
expected large traffic from the Spear
fish line on account of the proposed op
erations of the American Mining com
pany near the latter place. The Fre
mont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley It
surveying for a spur to- be put In for
the benefit of the Dakota Mining com
pany, whose cyanide plant It at Cen
tral City and hat passed the experi
mental stage, operating successfully on
ores from the upper country. It Is ru.
mored that the Elkhorn road will build
Into the Carbonate district toon, )n or
der to tap the recently discovered pho
politic district ahead of other compet
itor!. At Elkhorn headquarter In
Omaha It It ttated that the Central
City tpur It In contemplation, but that
th rumored Carbonate extension la
purely a rumor and without foundation.
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