Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1900)
RUSSIA CONSIDERS HERSELF
AT WAR WITH CHINA.
DIE POWERS DISAGREE
Admiral Remey Hear of Crave
Rumors of Russia's Attitude
In City of Pekln.
Admiral Remey's report to Washing
ton confirms the cable two days ago
stating that me Russian commander
at Pekln had told the Chinese his coun
try was at war with China. Russia's
sttltude toward the oriental empire is
Just now the subject of most conjecture
nd may have grave bearing on the
Issue of the present trouble.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 28. The di
plomatic feature of the Chinese situ
ation today took precedence over both
the naval and military features. The
officials of this government were, if
anything, more uncommunicative than
heretofore as to the relations between
the powers and China. It was stated
authoritatively that no new of opera
tions had been received and that the
diplomatic negotiations could not be
made public. The most unsatisfactory
development of the day, so far as the
pacific program of this government
goes, was the receipt of a dispatch
from Admiral Remey conveying the re
ports which had reached him of a dis
agreement between the commander of
the Russian forces in Pekln and the
The text of the diHpatch was not made
public, but was said to contain the
(statement that the Russian commander
had forbidden communication with the
Chinese on the ground that Russia was
technically as well as practically at
war with China. It may be sitld that
this information was not conveyed by
Admiral Remey as official news, but
merely as a report from reliable sources
which he considered this government
should possess for Its own Information.
Assuming Admiral Remey's report to
be correct, this move on the part of
Russia strikes the first note of discord
In the heretofore harmonious concert of
powers. The possibilities of future
complications that It opens up would
be serious to a Orgree.
It may be said, however, that the
news Is not taken very seriously by
this government and certainly will not
Affect our course In any way until if
has been officially confirmed. It was
xpialned that the situation growing
out of the Joint occupation of Pekln by
the powers was delicate, although not
necessarily to be described as serious.
The Interests of all the powers there
represented were at least competitive.
If not antagonistic, and an ill-cmsld-red
move on the p.'irt of any one gov
ernment might eaully entail disngree
able consequences In which all would
be more or less Involved. At the same
time. It was explained that all of the
governments represented In China
vi-ere anxl'"J avert any open clash
If this could be done without sacrificing
what they considered their rights in the
EARL LI TO 60 TO TIEN TSIH.
May Have Conference with Forolgn
Washington, D. C, Aug. 28. Chinese
officials expressed a belief today that
1J Hung Chang, the Chinese peace en
voy, had started for Pekln or Tien Tsln,
While there is said to be no official ad
vice to this effect, yet It Is so In ac
cordance with the expectation of Chi
na's course that the officials accept it
as fact. If this proves to be correct
Jt may bring about an early opportun
ity for personal exchanges between the
earl and the commanders of the allies
and the ministers of the respective pow
ers. The Chinese government has been en
tirely silent since the capture of Pekln,
xeept in the two communications from
Li Hung Chang, and up to the present
time Minister Wu has received no word
responsive to the American answer sent
to him by Mr. Adee last Wednesday.
Three days have elapsed and there has
been ample Line for LI Hung Chang to
formulate his next move. In the cir
cumstances, it Is fell that he accepts
toe Amerleun and German .inswers.und
such ohters as have reached him, as
r.egatlvlng any prospect of negotiations
along the linn he proposed. The opin
ion Ib expressed that this will prolong
the uncertainties of the diplomatic sit
uation, during which Karl LI will seek
lo meet the requirements laid down by
the United Btales and other powers,
while tha latter will endeavor to reach
orne common ground of understanding
. tor the future.
HAWAII A PART OF THE NATION.
Washington, D. C.-peclal.)-Comp-jroller
Tracewell of the treasury holds
that the Hawaiian Island, under the
act of May i. 100. constitute an Inte
gral part of the United States and,
therefore, officers f the navy therein
are serving within the realm of domln
Ion or ma unueu -
- . . - .a usaj.a ann nnnaa,
jucntly ar not "beyond seas wll""jNob
the meaning of section of the navy
personnel act. It followa that auch
officers are not entitled to the same pay
and allowancea aa officers of the army
Imllarty altuated, and therefore must
be pel dat the regular ratea for officers
of their grade, without the Increaae
fives by the act of May M, IN to
ray (Boere. - '
CEKEUL KLLEX'S CAVALRY TMPffl.
Two Companlaa of Liverpool Reg-
London, Aug. 28. Lord Roberta hai
left Pretoria, and has fixed his head
quarters at Wonderfonteln, the second
atatlon west of Machadodorp, where
the bulk of the Boers In arms Is sup
posed to be. Wiring from there, Au
gust 24, he says:
"Buller reported the Boers laid a trap
for his cavalry August 23, opening with
several guns at fairly short range. The
English guns silenced the Boers, but
when the firing ceased and the pickets
were being placed for the night, by
some mistake two companies of the
Liverpool regiment advanced 1,500
yards Into a hollow out of sight of
the main body, where they were sur
rounded by the Boers and suffered se
verely. The Liverpools lost ten men
killed and Captain Plomer and forty
five men wounded. In addition, they
had thirty-two men missing. General
Holler's other casualties, August 23,
were twenty men killed, wounded or
Lord Roberta al;o wires that General
Fole-Carew occupied Belfast, near Ma
chododorp, August 24, without opposi
tion. General French, with four brigades
of cavalry, Is moving east of Machado
dorp. The dispatch of the British com
mander-in-chief In South Africa also
says: "There Is a welcome green over
the veldt.which, I hope, means that our
riding and transport animals will get
grazing shortly. They have fared badly
OPEN HEAOQUATERS IN NEW YORK
Stone Will Be In Charge of the
Chicago, III., Aug. 21 Sherman John
son of the democratic national execu
tive committee stated today that on
Wednesday next an eastern headquar
ters will be opened In New York City,
with Vice Chairman William J. Stone
of Missouri in Charge. Associated with
Mr. Stone will be Former Senator
Gorman of Maryland and Messrs. Cam
pau of Michigan. Guffey of Pennsyl
vanla and Richardson of Tennessee.
There will be a conference held In this
city, September 3, at the rooms of
the democratic national committee ol
chairmen and secretaries of all stat
central committees of the middle west
ern states, Including Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ne
braska, Kansas, Ohio, Missouri, Ken
tucky and West Virginia, The object
of this conference is to establish a
thorough co-operation between the com
mittees In the various states in the mat
ter of assigning prominent speakers
and fixing the dates and places at
which they are to speak.
OUR POPULATION 75,000,000
Estimate Is Based on the Returns
Washington, Aug. 28. Census returns
show that the population of the country
Is about 75.000,000. Of the 62.COO enum
eration districts, 17,000 have been count,
ed, showing a population of 25,000,000.
According to the law of averages this
would Indicate the population of the
country to e 77,000,000. Hut as the
count proceeds the general average of
the districts fall off enough to modify
The figures show 33 per cent of the
population live in towns of more than
8,000 inhabitants. In 1890 it was 29 per
cent. In the East, from Massachusetts
to Pennsylvania, the average will be
The decade Just closed has been Q
great one for Irrigation.
HOLD STATE BOARD LEGAL.
Attorney Cenaral Files Brief In the
Lincoln, Neb. (Special.) The attor
ney general today filed In th supreme
court his brief in the case of the state
against the Burlington and Elkhorn
railroads, as per the stipulation reached
at the recent extra session of the su
preme court. The question to be de
cided is whether or not the title which
Is borne by the act creating the board
of transportation and defining Its du
ties, as the same appears on file In the
secretary of state's office, was passed by
both houses of the legislature. The rail
roads hold that It was not, and that
therefore, the act is invalid, and the
board without legal existence. It w.if
on this point that Judge Munger grant
ed his temporary injunction restraining
the board from Interfering with exist
ing Instrastate freight rates. And It h
this point that the supreme court 1
asked to pass on before the question of
making the injunction permanent li
passed on by Judge Munger.
AUCTION OF SCHOOL LAND LEASE.
Lincoln, Neb. (Special.) Land Com
missioner J. V. Wolfe will hold auctions
for leasing school lands In Holt county,
September 17; Cherry, Beptember 18;
Sheridan, Heptefber 18; Sioux, Septem
ber 20; Dawes, September 21; Box
Butte, September 22; Scott's Bluff, Sep.
tember 24; Banner, September 2b; Kim
ball, Beptember 26; Cheyenne, Septem
ber 27; Lincoln, September 28, and
Keith, Beptember 28. Llsta of the lands
to be offered, giving the description and
the appraised valuation per acre, can
be had by addressing the commissioner
f . Und( and bul,jng. Lincoln,
THE TAQUI9 SUB FOR PEACE.
El Paao, Tex., Aug. IS. The Yaqul In
dlans, who have been fighting the Mex
ican troopa In Sonora, have sued foi
peace. Two thousand of the bucks, yet
under arms, refute to Join the tribal
rjtfitlatlons, fearing that It mean an-.
THIRD ANNUAL PICNIC OF JACK-
SONIANS AT OMAHA.
BRYAN THE GUEST
Thousands of People Aasemble at
the Park to Hear the Dem
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 28. The third an
nual Jacksonian picnic, held In Syndi
cate park Saturday afternoon and even
ing, was one of the largest outdoor
gatherings ever held In Nebraska.
One of the most noticeable features
of the day was the great number of
people present who were Joyfully tell
ing their associates that they had made
up their minds to quit voting the re
publican ticket and to support Bryan,
and the other fusion nominees with all
their might. As Is always the case at
a big political gathering, groups of men
here and there were to be seen earnest
ly and energetically discussing politics.
Chief among these were hundreds of
new recruits who gave to the great
political gathering a decidedly encour
It scarcely seems possible that such
a wonderful gathering can be held In
Douglas county, and with thousands
who have heretofore voted nothing but
the straight republican ticket now act
ively championing our cause, that It Is
possible for the fusion forces to lose
this city and county.
It was the third annual picnic of the
Jacksonian club, and the guest of hon
or was W. J. Bryan, who accepted the
invitation to be one of the speakers,
Just as he had on former occasions. Al
though denominated a picnic, it was
more In the nature of a big political
meeting, for in the minds of probably
nine out of every ten present the desire
to take an afternoon's outing in the
park was completely dwarfed by the
desire to hear the oratorical numbers
on the day's program. There were
many who took their basket lunches
but the great majority showed what
caused their presence by making it
their sole business to get positions
where they could hecr the speaking and
to remain there until the speaking was
concluded. After the afternoon speak
ing was finished, many went home to
supper and returned again in the even
SPEAKERS OF THE DAY.
The speakers of the afternoon were
Webster Davis of Missouri, J. R. Sov
ereign of Arkansas and Mr. Bryan. In
the evening Mr. Bryan made the prin
cipal speech, and H. B. Fleharty spoke
briefly. Although It had been an
nouneed that Mr. Bryan would speak
In the evening, the crowd of the after
noon insisted on hearing from him, and
at the conclusion of Mr. Davis' speech
Mr. Sovereign was Introduced to speak
until he arrived.
It was nearly half past 4 o'clock when
Mr. Bryan reached the park, but his
coming was Immediately made known
to the crowd around the stand by the
cheers that went up from the outskirts
of the crowd. As he made his way to
the stand he was given an ovation, the
entire audience rising and cheering un
til some time after he had reached a
place on the platform.
The crowd was called to order by E.
P. Smith, who introduced Hon. Edgar
Howard to preside over the meeting.
Judge Howard did not Indulge In any
speechmaklng, and at once proceeded to
announce the regular program by pre
senting the advertised speaker of the
ADDRESS OF WEBSTER DAVIS.
When Chairman Edgar Howard In
troduced Hon. Webster Davis he re
f erred to him as a republican who had
dared to speak his mind relative to the
policy of the present republican admin
istration and that his love for equal
rights had caused him to desert the
party that stands for Imperialism and
As Mr. Davis stepped to the front of
the platform he was given a reception
that was enthusiastic and one that
must have made him feel proud. For
several minutes the woods of Syndicate
park rang with cheers of the thousands
who believe In lbtrely vAylsJ.ay rdl
who believe in liberty and equal r'ljhts
for all men, regardless of color or pre
vious condition of servitude.
Bowing to the vast audience, Mr.
Davis said that he appreciated the
hour, an honor of which any speaker
might feel proud, that of addressing
such a vast concourse of Intelligent
men and women. During his speech he
was frequently Interrupted by applause
and at times It developed into a cy
clone of enthusiasm.
He declared that at this time the
principles reiterated by the Declaration
of Independence are at stake, and that
this splendid republic Ib being shaken
by the policies pursued by the repub
lican administration. He Insisted that
any party not agreeing and being In
full accord with the fundamental prin
ciples of this declaration cannot ex
pect to continue In power for any great
length of time, and because the repub
lican party haa been false to these
princlpleshe aald that he cut loose
from It, Ignored political preference, po
itlon, and Is nw working for truth,
liberty and equality among all men.
At the conclusion of Mr. Davis' speech
there were several calls for "Bryan,"
and Chairman Howard announced that
Mr. Bryan, who waa not due In Omaha
until the arrival of the 3 o'clock train,
waa momentarily expected at the park,
and that Mr. J. R. Sovereign, known
to all worklngm en In the United State
would apeak for a few minutes.
SOVEREIGN'S PLAIN TALK.
Mr. Sovereign waa accorded a wel
come, the cordiality of which fully at
tested the truth of the chairman's
statement regarding him. He said that
he waa merely being used to fill In time
and he would not attempt to enter upon,
a general discussion of Issues confront
ing the American voter In thla cam
paign. He said he came from an out
side state from the Ozark mountains
of Arkansas, "the land of persimmons
and big red apples." He said that It
was charged by some that the democ
racy had changed front and had switch
ed Issues. On that point, he declared.
that politicians did not make Issues,
but that whatever the people or the po
litical parties disagreed on constituted
Mr. Sovereign continued but a few
minutes after the arlrval of Mr. Bryan,
doing so at the tetter's request In order
to admit of a brief resting spell.
Mr. Bryan was next presented by
Chairman Howard, who simply remark
ed, "I want you to hear now from tne
hope of liberty in America, Mr. Bryan."
MR. BRYAN GREETED.
In acknowledgment of the rounds of
applause that rent the summer air, Mr.
Bryan said that his "speech proper"
was scheduled for the evening, but that
for a few minutes he would make what
might perhaps be called his "speech
Improper." He said:
"I am gratified to find such an im
mense audience present, because It au
gurs well for the interest the people
take In the questions now pending, and
If the people can be aroused to, an un
derstanding of what Is going on, if the
people will seriously consider the prob
lems which they have to meet, I have
no fear for the result. Jefferson used
to say that vigilance was the price of
liberty, and I believe that the greatest
danger we have to fear in this country
is that the people may not carefully
study and fully understand the ques
tions upon which they are voting, for
there is a partisanship that is so apt
to turn men away from the truth or to
fake them refuse to listen to anyone
except those who bear their own party
brand. We are today meeting Impor
tant questions and it is essential to the
welfare of this nation that men should
be elected this fall who stand for the
policies which are best for the govern
ment. If republican policies are right
then those who represent the opinions
held by democrats and populists and
silver republicans ought to be over
whelmingly defeated, for there is a dif
ference between republican policies and
ours as wide as the gulf that separated
Lazarus in Abraham's bosom from
Dives In torment. The policies for which
our people stand are directly antag
onistic to the policies for which the re
publican party stands, and both can
not be right.
"I want a senate that will be in har
many with the congress and the presi
dent If we win this fall. If we had had
a democrat or a populist In the senate
in the place of John M. Thurston there
would be today no war In the Philip
pine Islands. (Great applause.) Because
that one vote would have been sufficient
to have carried the Bacon resolution,
and I do not believe that the admin
istration would have carried on a war
against a majority of the senate. I
want you to feel interested in a victory
for our principles and go to the polls
and vote for a legislative ticket that
will send to the senate men who stand
for these reform principles."
In referring to the Porto Rlcan bill
Mr. Bryan remarked:
"Republicans say we want a 50-cent
dollar. They have given us an 85 per
cent citizen In Porto Rico."
Mr. Bryan urged the election of the
complete state, legislative and county
tickets. He said that he was desirous
of the election of Congressman Howard,
to whom he paid a handsome tribute,
and stated that it was also essential to
have the executive, as that official
wold appoint a senator in case of death
and It fight mean much lo the imilon&S
BRYAN'S SPEECH AT NIGHT.
At the evening meeting it was al
most Impossible for Mr. Bryan and the
members of the committee who escorted
him back from the luncheon at South
Omaha to reach the platform. The
crowd was so densely packed together
that half a dozen p.jlicemen labored for
ten flnutes to force an opening through
which the party could squeeze through
In .ilngle file. On reaching the stand,
Mr. Bryan was somewhat out of breath
and H. B. Fleharty of Lexington was
Introduced to speak for a few minutes.
When Mr. Hryan arose there were
calls for him to stand on a chair In
order that the thousands in the outer
circles of the crowd might see and
hear. He compiled with the request,
later mounting a table that was car
ried forward from the rear of the plat
form, and on this he stood during the
hour and twenty minutes of his speech.
60VERN0R PIHGREE'S VOW.
Hold Hla Noae, Vo For rVoKlnley
and Hope For Batt.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28. Governor
Pingree waa greatly annoyed by the
statement sent out from Chicago that
he would support Bryan,
He said tonight: "I am free to con
fess that I have never been a Mark
Hanna republican and couldn't be If I
tried. Hanna, however, Is not the prin
ciples of the republican party and some
day the party will shake him off.
"In my opinion It Is the patriotic duty
of every man who Is in the habit of
voting the republican ticket to keep up
his allegiance In the hope of finally res
cuing republicanism from the clutchea
of Hsnnalsm. Such being the case, I
hall probably hold my noae, vote for
McKlnley and hope for the beat"
RUSSIA. GERMANY AND JAPAN
AGAINST THE CHINESE
Reported That the Three Po were
Have Requeeted England and
United Statea to Withdraw.
Che Foo, Aug. 24. Friday. It Is ru
mored on good authority that Russia,
Germany and Japan have declared war
on Chica and invite England and the
United States to retire.
Shanghai, Aug. 25. The emperor
Kwang Hsu left Pekin on August 15,
but was captured by Japanese troops
on the road to Hsian Fu. He is now in
Prince Chlng and General Yung Lu
have reached Pao Ting Fu. Li Ping
Heng has committed suicide. His sub
ordinate, Cheln Che Lu, and Chang
Chen, military governor, have been de
Hong Kong, Aug. 24. The course of
the black flags up the North river is
marked by irresponsible looting, caus
ing great unrest. The populace attrib
ute the trouble to the foreign invasion.
It Is 'believed here that the black
flags will never reach Pekin, but will
join the other rioters in the provinces
and cause widespread disturbance.
The Wesleyan church at Yink Tak,
on the North river, has been destroyed
by rioters, who looted the converts'
houses and carried off one man who
opposed the outrages.
London, Aug. 25. A special dispatch
received here from Shanghai says:
The Chang Chih Tung viceroy of
Hankow, declares that he will resist
an attempt to extort territory or to in
terfere with the armies of the various
viceroys. 1 i
It is stated here that it was Prince
Turn and not Prince Tuan who was cap
tured by the Japanese.
STREET FIGHTING IN PEKIN'
Allies Have Not Enough Force for
London, Aug. 28. Street fighting
breaks out Intermittently in Pekin, ac
cording to a dispatch from Shangha
the allies not having sufficient forces
to police the vast city. As small par-
tics of the allied troops penetrate into
new districts they have to engage half
A Shanghai dispatch of date reports
that the Japanese troops pursued the
dowage rempresa and the court and
overtook them eighty miles southwest
of Pekin. The emperor, It is added
threw himself upon the mercy of his
captors. The prisoners have not yet
In the engagement at Tien Tsln, 1,000
Americans, British and Japanese routed
3,000 Chinese and killed 300 of them.
The viceroy of Sze-Chuen is reported
at Shanghai to be sending troops to the
Tonquin frontier and to be intending to
Ight the French at Meng-Tso.
The bulk of the German fleet recent
y at Shanghai has gone to Taku as an
?scort to the new German Minister, Dr.
A unn von Schwarzensteln, who is bound
Clan fights are of daily occurrence in
the Heung-Shan district.
London, Aug. 26. The only news of
the night from China comes by way of
Berlin, where official dispatches have
been received dated Taku, August 25,
reporting on good authority that an
undated Pekin telegram received on
Wednesday last says that large masses
of Boxers are still In the southern part
of the capital and that a force of troops
under Prince Chlng is In the imperial
According to a special dispatch from
Berlin, Germany has not received any
proposals or suggestions from the
United States for an International con
ference. The foreign office considers
the idea of such a conference as pre
mature and desires the allies to exer
cise the control in Pekin and the occu
pied parts of China until Field Mar
shal Count von Waldersee shall have
assumed command and have time to
report on the situation.
The generaly wel informed Vladlvo
jw of St. Petersburg says it Is the opeln-
lon In diplomatic quarters there that
the withdrawal of the allies from Pekln
now that the foreigners have been res
cued, would facilitate peace negotia
tions. WHITEWASH THICK IN CUBA.
Havana. (Special.) All the persons
accused of complicity in the Havana
customs house frauds were acquitted.
The president of the court, consisting
of three Judges, has Inserted In the de
cision a clause to the effect that he
thinks four of the accused are guilty
and these may be taken before the su
The decision holds with regard to In
accurate appraisements that It Is Im
possible to prove that goods have been
wrongly appraised, that the goods can
not be brought Into court. It also as
serts that there Is no evidence that the
iccused Intended to defraud.
MARCHED THROUGH THE PALACE
Paris, Aug. 28. General Frey, com
manding the French forces at Pekin,
telegraphs under date of August 20:
"The allies have driven the Boxers
from all the points they occupied. The
allies are camped outside the Imperial
palace, which was occupied by some
soldiers of the regular Chinese army.
The generals decided to march the In
ternational forces through the palace
doors, whloh ware afterward dosed."
THE CEYIt Sn3XEI IX TX2.
Two New South Walea
Butchere Ten Whit.
Ban Francisco, Cel. (Special) !ew
comes from Sydney by the
Mariposa of an outbreak of latent i
agery In two aboriginal blacks.
had lived for years In cloee association
with whites and It resulted In the
slaughter of five women and children
In one place and of five people In an
At Breelong, in New South Waleav
the Mawbry family offened two na
tives known a Governor and Under
wood, who in revenge broke Into th
Mawbry house, armed with tomahawk
and war clubs. In the house were Mrs.
Mawbry and her two daughters, her
niece, Elsie Clark, Misa Kerne, a
school teacher, and three boys, Percy,
aged 13. George, 12 and Albert 9. Of
these only the two youngest boy es
caped by hiding. All the others were
either killed or mortally wounded.
The blacks seemed to have blood.
madness upon them, for In their flight
across the country to the Queensland
mountains they killed Alex McCay and
his wife at Gulong, old Mrs. O'Brien
and her young child, Meruwa and Ker-
in Fitzpatrick, an old man of 60, at
Mudge. Their horses were captured)
by the police, but they escaped.
TERRIFIC STORM AT NOME.
Beach Sterwn with Wreckage and'
Many Lives Lost.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 28 A terrific
storm raged at Nome on August 7. It
wrought disaster along the water front,
and as a result the beach Is lined with)
wreckage and stranded vessels of al
descriptions. The loss of life was enor-
mouB, but no accurate figures can be
given. According to a water front man
out of sixty-eight eteam launches
only five remained afloat, and of seventy-two
cargoes' but seven are rid
ing the sea, the others having either
sunk or drafted ashore.
Twenty dead bodies were washes
ashore and taken to the morgue for
Identification. Among them was the
body of J. W. Beatty of Alameda, Cel.
Five dead bodies were washed ashore
at Topluk, three miles north of Nome,
the mouth of Nome river, and eight in
front of Nome camp, three twelve miles
below Bluff City and two below Top
ASSESSES THE QUAKER CITY.
HannaSay Philadelphia Must Raise)
600,000 For Campaign.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 28. Marcus A
Hanna.chairman of the national repub
lican committee, told a gathering ot
representative Philadelphians of tha
pecuniary methods of the republican
national campaign and declared that
city must furnish at least 1600,000 for
the furtherance of the Interest of tha
In prefacing the statement of th
amount required he reviewed the cam
paign and said the republican party
was never in more urgent need ot
funds. Those at the conference in W.
W. Gibbs' office refused to say what,
decision they arrived at in regard to
Senator Hanna's request, but it is un
derstood that they will take prompt
steps toward raising the entire sum ha
asked of them.
20,000 MEN MAY BE OUT.
Cattle Butchers In St Joe Are Like
ly to Strike.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 28. Twenty
thousand packing house employes in
the big cities of the country may be
thrown out of employment on Septem
ber 15. The Cattle Butchers' union I
unable to secure what it considers aa
equitable adjustment of the wage scale
at Kansas City and Omaha packers
demand a cut to correspond with the
scale at the former point. This mean
a reduction of about $3 per week in
wages. The unions employed In pack
ing houses are said to be supporting!
the butchers. President Donnelly of
the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen of North America
of Omaha has spent considerable time
here and in Kansas City recently con
sidering the difficulty.
SHOT WITHOUT BEING BOUND.
London, Aug. 25. A special dispatch
from Pretoria, dated August 24, give
details of the execution on Frida'jr ot
Lieutenant Cordua of the Transvaal
artillery, passed by court martial, ot
breaking his parole in plotting to ab
duct Lord Roberts and kill British offi
cers. Cordua walked fearlessly to tha
garden behind the Jail. At his own re
quest he was not bound, and sat In a
chair with folded arms. He told Cap
tain Burchard, commanding the firing
party, that he was ready, and ten bul
lets struck him. The body was buried
near the spot where the' lieutenant fell.
WELL KNOWN FARMER KILLED,
Grand Island, Neb. (Special.) Au
gust Cornelius, a prosperous and wetl-to-do
farmer residing four miles south
of this city, was killed last evening
while stacking hay. He was la the act
of pulling the trap when the guy broke,
causing the butt end of the carriage to
strike him on the forehead. It fell
with Buch force that It crushed through)
the skull, killing film almost Instantly
He leaves a wife and four small chit
dren to mourn his death.
Louisville, Ky.. Aug. 241. Caleb Pow
ers, the ex-secretary of state, who waa
convicted of complicity In the murder
of Senator Goebel and given a lift sen
tence In the "penitentiary, .win be
brought here for safe keeping. Judf
Cantrtll made the order thla afternos.
explaining that ha had heard ifrtassav
of the accused would attempt to hm
powers from th Jail at Gergtess.
Powered by Open ONI