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Loup City Northwestern.
LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1901.
Department of Agriculture Reviews the
Condition in Wyoming.
CANADIAN METHODS ARE STUDIED
liulding Principle ii Security of Title and
I'se of Available Water for lotting
lleneflta to (Greatest Number—Progreee
WASHINGTON, March 11.—The De
partment of Agriculture has issued
as bulletin No. 96 a paper entitled "Ir
rigation Laws of the Northwest Terri
tories of Canada and Wyoming,'' with
discussions by J. S. Dennis, deputy
commissioner of public works of Can
ada; Fred Hond, state engineer, of
Wyoming, and J. M. Wilson, agent and
expert in tire office of irrigation in
vestigations at Cheyenne, Wyo.
The bulletin was prepared under the
direction of Prof. Ellwood Mead, irri
gation expert in charge of the office
of irrigation investigations, who, in
submitting the subject matter of the
publications to the Department of
“This publication has been pre
pared because of a demand for in
formation regarding the Wyoming law
and the Canadian northwest irrigation
act, both of which were partially de
scribed in bulletins numbered 58 and
60 of the office of experiment stations.
Several of iho western states are now
earnestly seeking for some way to put
an end to the litigation and contro
versy and to provide some simpler,
cheaper and more effective method of
establishing titles to streams than is
possible through a resort to the courts.
The success which has attended the
operation of the two laws therein giv
en makes them worthy of study and
the six principles noted as having
served as a guide in the framing of
the interpretation of the northwest
irrigation act are believed to be so
sound and fundamental as to be
worthy of general adoption. I believe
the publication of the bulletin will be
of service in pointing the way to much
needed reforms In mauy of the arid
ine six principles upon which the
Canadian northwest irrigation law is
■based are as follows:
“First—That the water In all
streams, lakas, ponds, springs or other
sources is the property of the crown.
“Second—That this water may be
obtained by companies or individuals
for certain described uses upon com
pliance with the provisions of the
“Third—That the uses for which
water may he so acquired are “domes
tic," "irrigation” and “other" pur
poses, domestic purposes being limited
to household and sanitary purposes,
the watering of stock, the operation of
railways and factories by steam, but
not the sale of barter of water for
“Fourth—That the company or in
dividual acquiring water for irrigation
or other purposes shall be given a clear
and indisputable title to such water.
“Fifth—That holders of water rights
shall have the protection and assist
ance of permanent government officials
in the exercise of such rights.
"Sixth—That disputes or complaints
regarding the use or diversion of water
shall be referred to and settled by the
officials of the government charged
with the administration of the act and
that decisions so given shall be final
and without appeal."
Deputy Commissioner Dennis In his
review of the operation of the Can
adian northwest Irrigation act based
upon these principles, gives briefly hut
comprehensively an ltneirestlng (ac
count of the operation of the law,
which Is in the main successful. He
concludes “that while the Canadian
law's relating to Irrigation are in their
infancy or formative stage and possi
bly weak in many respects, the gutd
principle and aim of these laws is se
curity of title and the use of the avail
able water In such manner as to bring
the greatest and most lasting benefit
to the greatest number."
LI HUNG CHANG ILL AGAIN.
riiyaictan Say* HU Life Hange by a
PEKIN, March 11.—LI Hung Chang
Is again seriously ill, and his physician
says his life hangs by a thread.
Prince Ching and Earl Li seem to
think that by spreading rumors of the
court’s unwillingness to return to
Pekin, unless this or that thing is
done, they can influence the delibera
tions of the ministers of the powers.
As a matter of fact, according to re
from Sian Fu, the lm
ave just re
. believe the
he first offer
basis the re
,’ept the lega
5 * £
$5,000 a yes
Carter of Mon
ied by the p.ts
ton. He has ac
ae position pays
RLSSI4 ASSERTS IGNORANCF,
Denies Upon Every Opportunity that It
Mai Design* Upon Manchuria.
WASHINGTON. March 11.—The of
ficial correspondence that has passed
between the State department and the
several powers Interested in the Chi
nese question discloses the fact that
Russia, suspected as she is by England
and perhaps by some other powers
of planning to seize and hold Man
churia as her own, has upon every oc
casion, when opportunity served to
draw forth a statement of her motives,
declared emphatically that she had no
On February 16 the I'nited States ad
dressed strong representations to Chi
na through Mr. Conger and Prince
Ching and Id Hung Chang. China was
told that the I'nited States could not
approve any secret negotiations be
tween China and any individual power
looking to the concession of territory
to such power. And, it was further in
sisted, that, to be valid, any such con
cession of territory should be given
only with the assent of all other
powers. To still further emphasize
the warning against the beginning of
a division of China it was significantly
stated that the United States did not
regard the present as an opportune
time for making any concessions of
territory or even for conducting nego
tiations for such concessions.
On March 1 the State department
took steps to acquaint every one of
* the powers interested in China with
the instructions it had given Mr. Con
ger. The result was to elicit from
nearly all of them expressions of ap
proval of the doctrine laid down by
the United States, and foremost among
the powers which accepted it was Rus
The United States government has
not entered into any secret or open
agreement with Great Britain or with
any individual power, however strong
it may sympathize with the British
desire to insure Manchuria against
seizure. On the contrary, our govern
ment has from the beginning discour
aged such special alliances as to China
and has adopted the practice of in
forming every one of the powers of
the contents of any statement it has
addressed to any one of them.
THIRTY THOUSAND RESIST.
General Cu ll.tanc and Prince Toan Pre
pare to Oppnae Arreet.
SHANGHAI, March 11.—Dispatches
from Lau Chau assert that General
Tung Fu Hsiang, with 20,000 men, and
Prince Tuan, with 10,000 men, are at
Nlng Hsu prepared to resist arrest.
The China Gazette announces that
Sheng, the taotai, has memorialized
the throne in favor of the abolition of
the llkin duties and that all the vice
roys and governors support him.
LONDON, March 10.—"The Japanese
battleship Hatsuse, just completed in
England, has been ordered to proceed
hither with all possible speed,” says
the Yokohama correspondent of the
Daily Mail. Other orders given to the
Japanese navy Indicate the seriousness
with which the Japanese government
views the situation in the far east.
Well informed Japanese regard Rus
sia's action in Manchuria as a gigantic
bluff, inspired by the notion that Eng
land's hands are tied in South Africa,
but as Germany is only half-hearted
in the maintenance of Chinese integ
rity a coalition with Japan is Improb
able and Japan is too much embar
rassed in her finances to do more than
protest and endeavor to secure com
pensating advantages in Korea.
"China's signature of the Manchur
ian convention is practically assured,"
says the St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Daily Mail, "because Russia last
August sent to the empress dowager
7,500 pounds of bar silver."
HARRISON SLIGHTLY WORSE
Left Lang Infixmeri and Ornrral Not So
Writ as Formerly.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 11.—The
condition of former President Harri
son is serious. Dr. Jameson stated to
I day that the upper part of General
Harrison's left lung was inflamed.
| There is some danger of tiie conges
I tion extending to the rest of the lung
and to the right lung. Until 3 o’clock
this afternoon General Harrison was
j resting easily, hut at that time he be
I came slightly worse and Dr. Jameson
was called. He said that he was cer
tain nothing was to be apprehended
for the next forty-eight hours, but the
age of the patient renders :: 11 calcula
tions uncertain. At 8 o’clock this even
ing General Harrison was suffering
some pain, but was resting compara
DEWET IS SALE ONCE MORE.
K»r»l>fK Into Hi* Own Country and Can
not He Operated Against.
LONDON, March 11.—The Times
publishes the following dispatch from
Aasvogelkop, March 9: :
“General DeWet has escaped north
ward by a forced march with 400 men.
His objective is believed to be the vi
cinity of Kroonstadt.
“Four other Doer leaders are still in
the southwestern part of Oranve River
“Now that General Dewet is back In
his own country it will be almost im
possible to operate against him. Just
as soon as he is pressed his commando
dissolves, to meet again a few days
“Only a few bands of Iloera are now
left In Cape Colony."
RuMi&'g Course in Manchuria Rouses
United States aud England.
BOTH DECIDE TO ACT AT ONCE
Ambassador* Are Instructed to Ascertain
the Sentiment of Others—Propose to
Startle Ltlie Cssr with a United and
LONDON, March 9.—A crisis has
arisen in far eastern affairs, which in
tiie opinion of the British government
is graver almost than the troubles
which originally turned the eyes of the
world to the Orient. In this c risis, se
cret negotiations are going on between
the I'nited States and (treat Britain
with a view to thwarting what both
governments appear to consider a de
termined attempt on the part of Russia
to plant herself permanently in one of
the richest tracts of the Chinese em
The conference held Wednesday be
tween United States Ambassador
Choate and Ijord lainsdowne, the for
eign secretary, had nothing to do with
the Nicaraguan canal affair. To quote
from a British official, "the Nicarag
uan controversy is a minor matter
compared with the present situation."
What Mr. Choate did was to receive
from Lord Lansdown an important
message declaring that Great Britain
was not satisfied with Russia's declar
ation regarding Manchuria as delivered
to Sir Charles Stewart Scott, British
ambassador at St. Petersburg, by Count
I-amsdorf, and ashing the United States
if they were prepared to take joint ac
tion of such a decisive nature that
Russia would have no alternative but
to recede from her position.
Almost simultaneously, the United
States government instructed the va
rious ambassadors to take similar
The answer of Secretary Hay lias ap
parently not yet been received in Lon
don, although the fact that almost con
current instructions were issued from
Washington is taken here to be a suf
ficient guaranty that Russia's action
in Manchuria will not be tolerated by
the United States.
Japan is relied upon to act in line
with Great Britain and the United
States. Germany, despite the compact,
is regarded as rather doubtful, owing
to Emperor William's friendship for
the czar. France, of course, will side
with her ally.
The significance of the present phase
can only be appreciated by those cog
nizant of the lethargic attitude of the
British government hitherto regarding
Russian action in China. Within the
last few days all this has changed.
What, a week or two ago. was pro
nounced only in line with Russia’s
usual policy is now termed a "grave
and serious state of affairs.”
Lord l<ansdowne is using every effort
to bring the powers into line in order
to present Russia such a menacing
front that without any ambiguity re
garding temporary or other occupa
tion, she may give up all designs upon
What prompts the British Foreign
office to take such an alarmist view of
circumstances usually looked upon as
fatalistic sequences is the apprehension
that Russia, having held her own in
spite of the protest of the ministers
of the powers to the Chinese govern
ment. and having put herself on record
in the reply to Sir Charles Scott as
determined on at least a temporary
occupation of Manchuria, will refuse
to back down. That she must do so.
Ivord I/ansdowne considers vital, both
for the future of China and for the
continued existence of the concert
V-Olini ijamsuori s lepiy 10 oir
Charles Scott is considered quite un
“If sych excuses are accepted by the
powers,” said a British official last
evening to a representative of the As
sociated Press, “there will be nothing
to prevent the immediate partition of
China, for with almost exactly the
same verbiage any European power
could justify the accupation of other
Will Ittnltf tlie Nebraska.
WASHINGTON. March 9.—Mr.
Pay son, representing the Moran Bros,
of Seattle, Wash., today signed at the
navy department the contract for the
construction by that firm of the bat
HARRISON A VfRY SICK MAN.
rioseat Friend* Much Alarmed ou Ac
| count of Ilia Advanced Age.
I INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 9.—
Ev-President Benjamin Harrison is a
very sick man and his closest friends
are alarmed. His condition is more
serious than is generally believed.
However, Dr. Henry Jameson, the
family physician, said toaight that
there was no immediate danger, and,
In fact, he was not at all alarmed, he
said, as to the outcome. Asked if the
age of General Harrison would not
weigh very murh against his recovery,
the doctor said such would naturally
be the case to a certain extent, but
he declined to discuss the matter fur
ther than vo say that he w'as not at all
alarmed ova'1 the condition of the pa
General Harrison is troubled with a
complication of grip and intercostal
neuralgia, and there is some fear that
this will develop into pneumonia.
CUBAN CRISIS IS PASStD
Nothing In the Nature of nn t priulng la
Ken ml Any l.onger.
HAVANA, March 8.—The Cuban
constitutional convention met In secret
session this afternoon for a formal dis
cussion of the Platt amendment. The
conservative element scored a victory.
It was decided to continue the ses
sions of the convention and to refer
the amendment to the speial commit
tee on relations, with instructions to
bring in a report.
Twenty-nine delegates were present,
Senor J.lorete and General Rivera being
the only absentees. General Sanguilly
favored dissolving the convention and
returning the amendment without dis
cussion. The other delegates were
unanimously In favor of continuing
i the sessions and of sending some an
swer to the executive deparlment.
'the argument turned on the ques
tion whether the convention had power
to adopt a scheme of relations that
would be binding upon the future re
public. Ljst week a majority of the
delegates opposed this view. Today
Senor Nunes, representing the conser
vatives, argue 1 that the delegates were
empowered to call for the convention
to establish permanent relations with
the I nited States, and ought not to
attempt to shirk this duty. General
Sanguilly contended that the intention
of the original call was annulled by
Governor General Wood's instructions
at the opening of the convention, when
delegates were asked to give only an
opinion. The radical element did" not
flock to General Sanguilly, as had
been expected, and the convention's
action in refrring the question to the
special committee on relations shows
a willingness to recede from the for
It Is evident that many of the del
egates still hope the amendment will
be changed, but there is no bittter
feeling now apparent. It is doubtful
whether the convention will ever agree
to accept the amendment, but the con
servatives maintain that the. willing
ness of the radicals to discuss and, if
necessary, to send a committee to
Washington, gives a more hopeful as
pect to conditions which weie growing
BENJAMIN HARRISON IS III
Physician Decline* to Say Whether Grip
Is the Ouly Trouble.
CHICAGO, March 8.—A special to
the Times-Herald from Indianapolis.
Ind.,. says: General Benjamin Harri
son is very sick at his residence on
North Delaware street. His physician
refuses to discuss his case without per
mission from the family and this was
refused by Mrs. Harrison this evening.
She said the general is suffering from
the grip, but his condition was not
considered alarming. When asked If
the patient was suffering from any
complication of his disease, and par
ticularly as to bronchial affection, Dr.
Henry Jameson, who was with General
Harrison for more than an hour this
evening, refused to answer.
Judge Tedford Will Not Reilgn.
CRESTON, March 9.—Judge W. H.
Tedford in a letter to the Advertiser
asks the editor to deny the report cir
(ulated by a Des Moines paper that
he intended to resign. Judge Tedford
says he has had no thought of resign
ing and that the state of his health
is not so critcal that he considers his
retirement necessary. In,Union coun
ty Judge Telford is very popular and
the news that he will not resign is
received with satisfaction.
Kocklilll Ordrrtil to Hujr.
WASHINGTON, March 7—The en
actment of the diplomatic and con
sular appropriation bill has placed at
the disposal of the State department
a sum of money for the acquisition by
purchase of legation premises for the
United States legation at Pekin.
Therefore, Secretary Hay has instruct
ed Special Commissioner Rockhill that
he is permitted to proceed immediate
ly to consummate the purchase of a
suitable tract of land.
Winn Against Mr* Nation.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 7.—Several
months ago Mrs. Carrie Nation, in a
street speech at Medicine Ixtdge, stat
ed that Samuel Griffin, county attor
ney of Barber county, was granting
the saloon keepers of Kiowa immunity
from prosecution for money consider
“They are giving $15 a month,” she
is quoted as saying, “and I have wit
nesses to prove It"
Qnentlon Alien'* Presence.
WASHINGTON, March 7.—Senator
Allen’s name Is still carried On the
rolls as a senator from Nebraska and
it is understood that it wi'l be until
the Nebraska legislature elects or ad
journs. There is some contention that
his apointment expired on March 4,
but the authorities hold otherwise.
Dentil for Kidnaping;.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. March 7.—
The house tonight passed the senate
bill punishing kidnaping for ransom
at death or not less than five years In
the penitentiary. The bill was amend
ed in the house and goes back to the
senate for concurrence before going
to the governor to become a law.
The Population of Ala*kn.
WASHINGTON. March 7.—The to
tal population of Alaska in 1900, as
shown by the returns of the twelfth
census, is 63,592, as against 32.052 for
1890. This is an increase in ten years
of 31,540, or 98.4 per cent.
It Proved Successful Beyond All Expea
BIO AND LITTLE HARIS IN PLENTY
The Hare I’rnixmillnn na Viewed by a
Well Informed Farmer—A Murderer
(Jet* Nineteen Year*' Ini|>rlaonmeut —
Mlacellanenua Nebraoka Matter*.
OMAHA, March 11.—The Belgian
hare show in this city was so well
attended and created such interest that
it was prolonged beyond the date first
.lust how many hares were on ex
hibition is not known, though not on
account of them running around so
fast, for all were in cages or in the
rabbitry language, in hutches. But
there were hundreds of them and then
n;or ■ hundreds, not only from Ne
braska, but from all adjoining and
several far-away states.
There were big hares and little
hares, brown, golden, red, black and
spotted hares, and a number of inter
esting hare families. As a rule they
are gentle, but they have teeth like
knife blades and some of the boy
hares are great fighters of other boy
A number of farmers were In attend
ance and bought quite heavily. One of
these farmers in discussing the hare
proposition said :
"1 am of the opinion that the hare
is going to be raised extensively by
the farmers in the near future. They
will not breed for points, but instead,
will pay most of their attention to
meat stock. 1 have investigated this
question tnorougniy and have reached
the conclusion that on a farm 1 can
raise a hare to maturity for not tq
exceed 10 cents. Such a hare will sell
for at least 12*4 pounds on foot, thus
yielding u net profit of $1.15 on each
animal. If I care to do my own kill
ing, I can sell the meat at 18 to 20
cents per pound and as a hare of ten
pounds will dress seven pounds, I have
from $1.26 to $1.40 to say nothing of
the pelt, which is worth something
like 50 cents. You may raise chickens,
hogs, sheep or cattle, hut you can't get
any such returns for your money.
"Just now the small hare, weighing
eight pounds is more in demand, but
inside of a year, when the hare gets
down to a strictly meat proposition, as
it must, the big fellows will be the
high priced ones and will be the ones
Of the hares now at the show, Pro
fessor Crabtree, who is recognized as
an authority, says that they are as fine
a lot as he ever saw on exhibition.
Along this line he said:
"I realize that Nebraska was one of
the last states to take up the Belgian
hare Industry, but it has made some
rapid strides. In this show the animals
average as good as those in Colorado,
Kansas and California, where breeders
have been in the business for years.
There must be something about the
Nebraska climate that does it, for it
is not all in the breeding aud care
that the animals are given.”
Sltlnry IMenaol with the Honor.
SIDNEY, Neb., March 11.—News wus
lecelved hpre that President McKinley
had sent to the senate the name of
Janies L. McIntosh for receiver of the
Sidney land office in place of Matt
Daugherty, resigned. The appointment
is received here with universal satis
faction as Mr. McIntosh has resided
here since childhood and Is a practic
ing attorney of excellent ability. He
is a member of the state central com
mittee and chairman of the republican
Immigrant l.otes HI* Money.
M’COOK, Neb., March 11.—W. H.
Chambers, an immigrant from Ander
son, la., who arrived in McCook, is
poorer by $585 in cash. He had the
money in a wallet and does not know
anything about the money after he
left Indianola. He was with a car of
goods on the way to Culbertson.
Receiver at Siiiuey.
WASHINGTON, March 8.—The ap
pointment of J. D. McIntosh, Jr., to be
receiver of the land office at Sidney,
Neb., was sent to the senate today
and it is expected he will be promptly
confirmed, as it is the desire of the
leading republican senators to get
away from Washington Saturday.
Three Veterans Pas* Away.
FALLS CITY, Neb., March 11.—John
Schuler died at his residence iu this
city Tuesday morning, after a long ill
ness, aged sixty-eight years. Mr.
Schuler was a pioneer of Richardson
county, and was well and favorably
known. He served through the civil
war. Mr. Schuler is the third member
of the Falls City G. A. It. to pass away
within the past ten days, J. D. McCann
and Elias Minshall preceding him.
Nineteen Year* for Murder.
COLUMBUS, Neb., March 11.—At
the special session of the district court
here, Judge Hollenbeck on the bench,
a motion for a new trial for N. J. Gen
tleman, convicted of murder in the sec
ond degree two weeks ago, was argued
and overruled and Gentleman was sen
tenced to the penltentlaryy for nine
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations from South tinrah*
aud Kanina Cltr.
HO IT It OMAHA.
Cattle—There wan another Tight run of
cattle anil the demand being quite lib
eral the market ruled active and steady
to strong all around. Beef steers of good
quality were picked up early this morn
ing at prices that looked strong as com
pared with yesterday. Where the cattle
just suited them they paid perhaps a
little higher prices, but as a rule the sit
uation could best be described by calling
It a strong, active market. As high as
$.140 was paid for a bunch of steers,
which Is the highest price paid In soma
time. The cow market was also actlva
and fully steady with yesterday. Med
ium weight heifers or cows of good qual
ity were ready sellers and In some cases
brought a little stronger prices today.
The ordinary run of cow stuff sold fully
steady, particularly early In the morn
ing Hulls were in good demand If they
were of good quality and prices could
safely be quoted steady to stronger.
Calves also brought good firm prices and
tile same Is true of stags. Htoekers and
feeders did not show much of any
change. There were only a few on sale
and anything at all desirable met with
ready sale at fully yesterday’s quota
Hogs There was not a heavy run of
hogs today and the market started out
about ll'jjo higher than yesterday morn
ing. 'i ne llrst hogs sold largely at $5.37'-!
’ la. and some prime heavyweights sold
as high as $5.45, or 5e better than yester
day’s top. The hogs begun moving to
ward the scales quite rapidly, hut before
there was time to sell more than half
the receipts the market weakened and
puckers were only offering $T>.32M?5.35.
The last end of the maiket was very
slow, as the best hogs were sold first
and packers were not particularly anx
lous_ for what was left.
Sheep- There was Just a fair run of
sheep here today and the demand was In
good shape, so that the market ruled
active and steady to strong all around.
Quotations: Choice fed westerns, $4.404i>
4 UU; fair to good wethers, $4.25414.40:
choice ligt h weight yearlings. $1.60414. tut;
fair to good yearlings, $4.40444.1)0; choice
lightweight ewes, $:!.754i4.10; fair to good
ewes, $3.504|3.75; choice lambs, $4.9041 .HI;
.fair to good lambs. $1.70414.90; feeder
ewes, $3.254):t.50; feeder wethers. $3.75®
4.00; feeder lambs, $4.004j4.10.
Cattle—Native beef steers, steady to 10c
lower; Texans, steady to strong; others
steady: nutlve Ihm f steers, $4,704(5.55;
Stockers and feeders, $4,004(5.15, Includ
ing heavy feeders ut *4.25*4.75; fed west
erns. S4.50it45.50; Texans and Indians, $3.73
■'((4.70; cows, .$225* 4.25, including catiner*
at $2.25* 3,00; heifers. $.'1.25*4. *3; hulls.
$3.00*4.50; calves $4.a04j(i.uo.
llogs—Market steady; top, $5.47li; bulk
of sales, $5.30* 5.45; heavy, $5.354(5.474:
mixed packers. $5.35* 5.45; light, $5.20441
5.37Vi; pigs, $4.60445.15.
Sheep and Lambs—Market for sheep
steady to 10c higher; lambs steady: west
ern lambs, $4.30*5.05; western wethers,
$4.25*4.65; western yearlings, $4.40* 5.00;
ewes, $3,754(4.25; culls, $2,504(3.50. »
MEANS EARLY ADJOURNMENT. *
Senators Not to Reorganise Commit teas
at Extra Session.
WASHINGTON. March 9.—The re
publican senatorial conference decided
to not reorganize the committees at
this session. This means an early ad
journment of the senate—probably to
The conference was without excit
ing incident, although many speeches
were made. Two resolutions were con
sidered and both were voted down.
The first was offered by Senator Ma
son and provided for the immediate
reorganization of the committees.
Senator Foraker presented the sec
ond and it provided for the appoint
ment of a committee to consider the
lutsis of a reorganization, to report
at the beginning of the session of
congress commencing next December.
The majority against both propositions
was large. The effect of these two
negative votes is to defer all action on
reorganization until the De< ember ses
The speeches against organization
at this time were all based upon the
plea that it meant indefinite prolonga
tion of the present special session. To
this argument the reply was made
that it was better to take the time for
this ncessary work now, when only
one house is In ssslon and no legis
lation is pending.
The new senators said very little,
generally taking the position that they
were willing to be guided by the ex
perienced senate leaders.
Ke<|tiltiltlon for Hruilry.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 11.—Lieu
tenant Governor Savage issued a requi
sition ou Governor Van Sant of Minne
sota for the return of Fred Brailey to
Boyd county, Nebraska. Brailey is un
der arrest at Marshall, Minn. He is
wanted on the charge of criminal as
sault on the person of a young woman
in Boyd county, alleged to have been
committed last July. Sheriff Herman
Stamer has been commissioned to
bring the prisoner back.
Opposition to Sanger.
WASHINGTON. March 8.—There is
growing opposition to the appoint
ment of Colonel Sanger as assistant
secretary of war. Senator Platt of
New York called on both the president
and Secretary Root in relation to the
matter. Secretary Root said it was his
personal appointment and should
therefore not be interfered with.
Whether Senators Platt and Depew
will take the same view of the mat
ter is problematical.
(•an* Attempt* Blackmail.
SHENANDOAH. Ia., March 9.—A
gang of seven toughs has written sev
eral letters to Henry Gallup, a citizen
of Shenandoah, to the efTect that it
would burn his property if he did not
leave town or pay it $280. Mr. Gallup
has placed the letter in the hands of
the postal authorities and an jnvr--o
gation will be made. Th~* on tbs
sending the letters is-a usually is in
believes Mr. Gallup be eats.—Wash
! gainst them as g ._*.i
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