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VOL. XVIII. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, MAV 31. 1901. NUMBER 29.
German Officer Flourishes One, and an
A.meri.an Private the Other,
ENCOUNTER AT A COVfTfD OATf
lialscr's Met, Start 11 l>y Trying to l’as*
the Guard—One Shot Is I I red—Yankee
Misses Ills Target, Hut Wings the
I’EKIN, May 27.—The United State3
legation guard has had its first trouble.
Legation street is being repaired near
the legation and an American sentry
was placed at the point with orders to
direct people around a side street.
Everybody obeyed the request with the
exception of the Germans, both officers
► and soldiers, who have caused the
American sentries much trouble.
One of the German officers drew hi3
sword and charged an American sol
dier, who brought his bayonet to
‘‘charge," whereupon the officer desist
ed. Subsequently a German soldier
charged past the sentry, who fired,
hitting another German soldier near
the German legation, a quarter of a
mile oft'. This fortunately was only a
light flesh W'ound. The sentry was
placed under arrest and Major Robert
son has instituted an investigation.
The attitude of Dr. Mumm von
Schwartzenstein, German minister,
representing the civilians, and Count
von Weldersee, representing the mili
tary, as well as that of other high of
ficials has been particularly friendly
toward the Americans, which make all
the more pronounced the unfriendly
feeling evinced by a majority of the
German officers and men. This un
friendliness is attributed to the Ameri
can attitude in retaining control, with
the legation guard, of one entrance to
the Forbidden City, which the Germans
consider a reflection on their national
Today’s meeting of the ministers of
the powers was devoted to closing up
details of business independent of the
indemnity question, although the mili
tary authorities of the various powers
seem to consider a settlement in sight,
as general preparations are being made
for the evacuation of Pekin in the
Two German marine batallions have
left for Tsing Tau and British trans
ports have been ordered. Count von
Weldersee expects to leave about the
middle of June.
Emperor Kwang Hsu has instructed
agents to prepare the palaces for oc
cupation by the court as soon as the
WASHINGTON, May 27.—Officials
here attach no importance to the dis
turbance between Germans and an
American sentinel at Pekin. Such af
fairs, while regretable, it is said, are
to be expected, especially where the
difference in the languages spoken
might lead to a misunderstanding of
orders. No report of the Incident has
been received at the war department.
HAWAIIANS TO HAVE A CHANCE.
Civil Service Examiner an«l Commissioner
WASHINGTON, May 27.—Chief Ex
aminer A. R. Servon of the civil ser
vice commission left here tonight via
New York for Honolulu, where he anil
Civil Service Commissioner Roden
burg, who will join him en route to
Kansas City, will look into the civil
service in Hawaii. They expect to
K sail from San Francisco June fi, reach
ing Honolulu on the 14th and during
the following two weeks an opportun
ity will be given citizens of the United
States residing in Hawaii to be exam
ined for a number of positions In the
classified service there and at Wash
ington. Hawaii is entitled to fifteen
appointments in the apportioned de
partmental service in Washington and
five in the apportioned government
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Popular Band Concert*.
OMAHA. May 27—The famous Bell
stedt band of Cincinnati, which de
lighted thousands of people at the
Trans-Mississippi exposition, has been
secured for a month’s musical festival
In the Nebraska metropolis, commenc
ing June 1st. Entertainments will
take place both afternoon aud even
ing. All old favorites of the band are
still with the organization and some
new ones of pronounced accomplish
ments have been added. Several noted
singers will be heard in solos during
the month, and all in all those who
visit the musical festival will lie priv
ileged to hear music, instrumental and
f vocal, that few sections of our coun
try are favored with.
PILfD IM A NfAP.
Ilundi-rd Street Cur 1’nsitngtra Caugli*
In Albany C'olllNlon.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 27.—Electric
cars racing for a switch while running
in opposite directions at the rate of
forty miles an hour cost five lives this
afternoon by a terrific collision, in
which over forty prominent people
were injured, some fatally and others
The lobby of the local postoffice filled
with dead and wounded, hysterical
women and children looking for rela
tives and friends, surgeons administer
ing temporary relief and ambulances
racing through the city taking the
wounded to hospitals, were the early
intimations of the accident.
The scene of the accident was a
point about two miles out of Green
hush, on the line of the Albany &
Hudson railway. The point where the
cars met on the single track was at a
sharp curve, and so fast were both
running and so sudden was the col
lision that tlie motorman did not have
time to put on the brakes before
southbound car No. 22 had gone al
most clean through northbound car No.
17 and hung on the edge of a high
bluff, with its load of shrieking,
maimed humanity. One motorman
was pinioned up against the smashed
front of the southbound car with both
legs severed and killed instantly,
while the other one lived but a few
OEEICERS SENT TO PRISON.
Men Engaged in Coinmln*lonnry Fraud*
MANILA, May 27.—The gates of
the Bilibid prison. Manila, swung
open and admitted a mule wagon
bearing three former United States
officers, who reluctantly alighted and
began to serve sentence in expiation of
crimes in connection with the com
missary scandals. The sentences
which were read to the convicted men
were promulgated. Capt. Frederick J.
Barrows, late depot quartermaster of
the department of southern Luzon,
is sentenced to five years’ imprison
ment; Captain G. W. Reed, late depot
commissary at Manila, to three years’
imprisonment and Lieut. Frederick
Boyer, late depot commissary aft
Calamlla, to one year imprisonment.
Lieutenant Boyer protests his inno
cence and seems vindictive toward
Captain Burrows, who, he alleged,
was alone guilty of misappropriating
EXONERATES CAPTAIN HALL.
Acclined of Cowardice, Hot Declared Not
WASHINGTON, May 27.—The rec
ord of the court-martial in the case of
Captain Newt Hall, United States ma
rine corp3, who was charged by Min
ister Conger with cowardice in con
nection with the defense of the lega
tions at Pekin, has just reached Wash
Admiral Remey has promulgated the
finding in a special order which com
pletely exonerates Captain Hall from
the charge, and finds that the only
matter of substance sustained in the
charges is an error of judgment in
connection with the withdrawal of his
troops at a critical moment from the
Mary Kllcn I.eMie Bankrupt.
NEW YORK. May 27— Mary Ellen
Lease, the lecturer, filed a petition in
bankruptcy in the United States dis
trict court today. The liabilities are
$3,247 and assets $2,293. Much of the
indebtedness was incurred as endorser
on mortgages given by her husband,
C L. Lease. The assets named by the
petitioner consist of debts due and are
either for money loaned or for lectures
delivered by Mrs. Lease.
I’nloii Pacific Contracts.
NEW YORK, May 27.—The discov
ery has just been made during the
night that Director Adams of the
Northern Pacific has sold his Northern
Pacific stock, the holdings of the
Deutsche bank, to the Union Pacific,
giving the Union Pacific control of the
Northern. J. P. Morgan is reported to
be furious at the discovery, and
charges some of his best friends with
Cheap Kate, to Hell.ted*.
OMAHA, May 27.—Railroads of Ne
braska have decided to give reduced
rates to the Bellstedt musical festival
in Omaha during the month of June.
1 his will enable all who desire to hear
the celebrated band without great
cost. There will be two entertain
ments each day, afternoon and even
ing, for the entire month of June.
Chaffee's Insinuations Bring Ministers to
Lady McDonald's Defense.
SAYS SHE TOOK ONLY A ROSE
There Were Tlioie With U«*r Who Swear
Mie Appropriated Nothing of Value
The Same Charge Against an America!*
NEW YORK. May 25.—A dispatch
to the Herald from Pekin says: The
last general meeting of the diplomatic
corps was tiie scene of a more acute
phase of tlie controversy over looting.
The question was raised by the diplo
mats friendly to Lady McDonald, who
thinks a great injustice was done her
by the supposed reference to her in
one of General Chaffee's letters upon
tlie subject of looting.
Ministers of two European coun
tries arose successively and made
statements as to Lady McDonald’s be
havior on the day of the first visit of
the allies to the Forbidden City, which
were practically identical. They were
with her throughout the day and de
clared that she left the palace without
any plunder except a yellow rose
plucked in the empress’ garden.
‘‘Hut," they say, “we did, however,
witness one scene of looting, which,
together with Lady McDonald, we
tried, but unsuccessfully, to prevent.
In the palace we met the wife of an
American, accompanied toy an Ameri
can curio dealer. We suggested that
the reception was exclusively for the
members of the diplomatic corps, but
she persisted in taking the curio deal
er, whose expert opinion she wanted
upon some of the empress’ orna
"Reaching the pavilion the curio
dealer said: ‘Here, I am informed,
most valuable porcelain is concealed.’
"In spite of the protests of Lady
McDonald and ourselves the wife of
the American tried to open the cup
boards. Finally she called an Amer
ican soldier, who pried a cupboard
open with his bayonet, whereupon, not
wishing to assist at a scene we could
not prevent, we withdrew.”
The American representatives at the
meeting made no reply.
MINORITY REPORT DEFEATED.
Cuban Count It ut tonal Convention Turn*
It Down Nineteen to Nine.
HAVANA, May 25.—The minority
report of the committee on relations
was today defeated in the constitu
tional convention by a vote of ID to 9.
Tomorrow the majority report will be
read and discussed.
The conservatives believe the final
vote on the latter report will be taken
Monday, but they do not expect to
hold the full strength shown today.
Senor Znyas, in a speech, said the
minority report was too conservative
and that he could not accept it. It is
believed that Senor Za.vas may possi
bly carry two other delegates wdio to
day voted with the conservatives.
The merchants and clubs of Ha
vana have been contributing liberally
for the relief of the Jacksonville suf
ferers. Persons socially prominent in
Havana will give a benefit, the pro
ceeds to be devoted to relieving Cuban
orphans and helping Jacksonville. The
produce exchanges tonight subscribed
$500 to the latter end.
HAY ON INDEMNITY.
S»y* Government May Vet Present Ac*
rpptulile riau to Powers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 25
In an Interview with a representative
of the Bulletin, Secretary Hay said:
“It seems to us that our plan for a
modification of the demands for in
demnity has been rejected by the
foreign powers, hut what will be the
next action of the United States gov
ernment in the affair has not yet been
“The indemnities demanded by the
European powers seem to us to be
excessive. It is possible that this
government may yet put forward a
plan for the reduction which will
prove acceptable to the other powers
Uniform Lumber Insp«*«tIon.
CHICAGO, May 23.—Reports of the
lumber inspection bureau and other
commlttes of the National Hardwood
1.umber associations were presented at
today's session. The inspection bureau
reported that the New York and Bos
ton lumber markets had not indorsed
its work, and recommended that steps
b-- taken to have the system of inspec
tion made uniform.
PASSING Of JOHN R. TANNER.
Farmer Governor of llliiilnol* I>le» Sud
denly from Itlieu mat lam of Heart.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 24—For
mer Governor John M. Tanner died
here suddenly in his hotel at 2:45 p.
m., from rheumatism of the heart, lie
had been confined to his room since
his return from Chicago last Satur
day, but the case was not considered
in the least serious. He felt much
worse in the afternoon and Dr. .1. N.
Dixon, the governor's physician, was
called about 2:30 and found the gov
Governor Tanner has held various
positions besides that of governor, the
principal one being a member of the
Illinois house, United States Marshal
of tiie southern district of Illinois,
state treasurer and assistant at the
United States sub-treasury at Chit ago,
and he was for many years a member
of the republican state central com
mittee and chairman of the same. He
was a candidate for United States sen
ator this year against Senator Cullom.
He leaves a widow, o.ie son, Col. J.
Mack Tanner, Springfield, colonel of
the Fourth infantry, Illinois national
guard, and one daughter, Mrs. Join
A. Barnes of Chicago.
Governor Tanner was 57 years old
and a private in the Forty-eighth and
Sixty-first Illinois infantry regiments,
and a state senator, also former mem
ber of the railroad and warehouse
ROCKtIILL WILE BE AR DOWN.
!• Pliable to Get Other*' Approval of II.
S. Indemnity Plan.
WASHINGTON, May 24.—Mr. Rock
hill has confirmed the news from
Pekin to the effect that the foreign
ministers have declined to accede to
the suggestion of the United States
that the total of the indemnity to be
collected from China shall be limited
It is expected that he will continue
his efforts in the direction of keeping
down the maximum of claims, even
while abandoning, for the sake of
harmony, the figures named, and it is
believed that the outcome will be a
compromise on a figure between
$200,000,000 and the maximum of $337,
000,000 claimed by the powers. In the
efTont. to keep down the total, Mr.
Rookhill looks for support to the esti
mates submitted by Sir Ernest Satow,
the British minister at Pekin, and Sir
Robert Hart, commissioner of imperial
customs, whose report upon the abil
ity of China to pay an indemnity of
nlwiit $200,000,000 is now before the
Until the question of grand total is
settled the matter of interest to be
established on thp loan and the
method of guaranty are expected to
I.iiftt of Ttoupa I.fHVf.
PEKIN, May 24.—The last of the
American troops here, with the excep
tion of tie' legation guard, left Pekin
at 7 o’clock this morning. The head
quarters staff departed at 10 o'clock.
In spite of the early hour and the long
distances they had to march, all the
hands of the British troops escorted
the Ninth United States infantry from
the temple of agriculture to the depot,
where a Japanese band awaited the
troops. All the British generals
and their staffs and all the officers
off duty were present. The scene was
< ne of great enthusiasm.
Will Allow Consolidation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 24—Ry
a vote of 109 to 00 the southern Pres
byterian general assembly today
adopted a substitute offered yesterday
by Dr. Wynn of Petersburg, Va., re
citing that while the general assem
bly may not approve the wisdom of
the step, it Interposes no liar to tfce
consolidation of the northern and
southern Presbyterian theological
seminaries in Kentucky. The matter
has been under discussion for three
Rattle Wltli Tramps.
YANKTON, S. D., May 24.—CRizens
of Volin gave battle to a crowd of
trnmps this afternoon who have been
terrorizing the town for several days.
A number of citizens were hurt and
several tramps badly used up. A tel
ephone to Yankton for help brought
the sheriff and a posse and the tramps
were overcome a.id seven of them
lodged in jail. j
Much Talk But No Vot«.
HAVANA, May 24.—No vote" was
taken at this afternoon's session of
the Cuban constitutional convention
cn the Platt amendment. Senor Juan
Gualberto Gomez spoke for nearly
three hours against the amendment.
Powers Do Not Favor the American Idea
of Decreasing Indemnity.
BRITAIN FAVORS A RfDICTION
Foreign Minuter* Will Consider the Mut
ter Further at Another Meeting—The
Present Policy, It Is Feared, Will
Produce Indefinite Delay.
PEKIN, May 23.—The foreign min
isters’ meeting was very unsatisfac
tory. No power was willing to ac
cede to the Americans' idea of reduc
ing the Chinese indemnity £40,000,000,
though Great Britain recognizes the
advisability of some reduction. There
will he another meeting tomorrow.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23.—The
president and Secretary of State May
have been in constant communication
with Washington during all their jour
ney west. Dispatches from our foreign
embassies have been constantly re
ceived and the China situation has
been continually considered. The
president has been anxious lest the
difficulties thrown in *he way of an
agreement -by the representatives of
some of the powers might lead to in
definite delay and a consequent in
crease of the indemnity to be exacted.
The points to he settled are: First,
the total amount of the indemnity and
the share of each power. Second, the
method of payment.
In regard to the first point the pres
ident lias constantly endeavored to
moderate the demands of the powers
to an amount which China might pay
without financial ruin or territorial
dismemberment. He has thought that.
1200,000,000 was the maximum amount
indicated by the best authorities con
sulted and ho has proved the willing
ness of this government to make
every sacrifice in the interest of the
Integrity of China and the restoration
of normal relations, by cutting down
our already moderate claim onehalf if
other powers would make proportion
ate reduction. These propositions have
not been accepted by the other gov
ernments, though Greet Britain has
shown a disposition to a considerate
treatment of the matter.
As to the method of payment it is
understood that there are various
propositions before the conference of
ministers in Pekin. One is a loan to
be contracted by China guaranteed by
the powers, which it is thought might
be floated at 4 per cent with a com
mission of 5 or 6 per cent. Another
Is a loan, not guaranteed, which would
probably require an enormous com
mission and a heavy rate of interest,
some 7 per cent.
Neither of these propositions was
accepted by the president. Two weeks
ago he showed that each of the pow
ers should accept for its share of the
indemnity the bonds of China at par
and with interest at 3 per cent, pro
vision for meeting the interest and for
eventual payment being taken from
the salt duties, and increased import
taxes. Mr. Rockhill has now' been in
structed to urge these views anew
npon the attention of Ills colleagues.
The attitude of the British govern
ment, as set forth in the recent
speeches of its representatives in par
liament, indicate that Great Britain
in moderating the demands of the
powers is inclined to accept measures
which, if adopted, may bring the ne
gotiations to a conclusion.
WITNESS QUICK WITH GUN.
New Mexican Trial Kmla In Fatal Shoot
SANTA FE, N. M., May 23.—William
Park was shot and killed at Central,
Grant county, in the office of Justice
of the Peace Joseph Crowley during
the preliminary examination of May
Esmond, charged with a serious crime.
James A. Wiley had given damaging
testimony in which he used Park's
name. The witness was Just conclud
ing when Park jumped from his chair,
leveled his gun and commenced firing
at Wiley. Wiley rose, turned half
around, pulling his six-shooter as he
did so, and returned the fire. Sev
eral shots were fired by both men, as
well as others in the room. One of
the bullets entered Park's right side,
coming out of the left near the heart.
The coroner's jury returned a ver
dict of death at the hands of parties
Hrlftrl Taken Hi* Life.
ROME, May 23.—Bresci, the assassin
of the late King Humbert, has com
mitted suicide at the penitentiary ot
STORM Cl NTtRS OF S1RIKE.
('inciiiuiitl anil rariflc i'nant Tointt Moat
Affected by Machinist*.
WASHINGTON. May 22. — The
storm centers of the general strike of
machinists throughout the country are
Pi Cincinnati, 0., and on the Pacific
coast. The number of firms that have
signed agreements was augmented to
day by about a hundred, which brings
the aggregate of the establishments
making the concessions to 1,000 in
round numbers during the past three
or four days. Save In one or two in
stances, as at Scranton, the allied
trades have no* yet been affected. It
is claimed at the general headquarters
of the machinists, however, that where
agreements are not effected by this af
ternoon or tomorrow many of the men
in tho allied trades will go out in tho
individual shops where the machin
ists are already out. The estimate of
President O'Connell of the National
Association of Machinists, as to the
number of strikers today remains at
60,000 approximately, tho same figure
as given yesterday. Tho executive
board of the association is in session
hi re watching the progress of tho
President O'Connell this morning
said: “The reports from all sections
are very favorable. The indications
aro that the great majority of firms
will have reached agreements with tho
men today or tomorrow. Tho dis
patches coming in from various cities
indicate that conferences will he held
today with a large number of firms,
Many men who were working yester
day went out today. The additions
made last night and this morning to
tho list of strikers and the number
that will return to work this morn
ing with their demands granted will
about balance each other."
BOUTt Ll/S Sim RING ENDS.
Death iteUMiicii Former Maine Congress
man from Suffering.
BOSTON, May 22.—Former Con
gressman James A. Boutelle of Ban
gor, Me., died today at the McLean
asylum, Waverly, where he had been
confined for a year with bruin trouble.
Death was due primarily to pneu
monia, which developed last Sunday.
Mr. Boutelle’s daughter Grace, who
has been at the head of the household
since her mother’s death in 1892, was
at the bedside today.
Mr. Boutelle was 62 years of age and)
on his retirement from congress last
winter was placed on the retired list
of the navy as a captain, an office to
which he was eligible by reason ofi
civil war and congressional committee
service. Three daughters survive.
Mr. Boutelle’s Illness dates from De
cember 22, 1899, when he was seized
by a fit of unconsciousness while at a
hotel in this city. He was carried toi
his room and later became delirious.
At midnight it was announced that!
Mr. Boutelle was suffering from an at-i
tack of congestion of the brain, which
it was hoped would be only temporary.
MRS. M’KINLEY RESTS EASY.
Report* Are to Effect that She i* Stead
ily Growing stronger.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 2—Reports
from the Scott mansion this morning
are to the effect that Mrs. McKinley is
resting easily and growing stronger.
President McKinley reviewed the
school children of San Francisco on
Van Ness avenue yesterday. Thou
sands of gaily decorated children
bearing bouquets and Hags and stream
ers of the national colors lined up on
either side of the avenue and enthusb
astioally cheered the president as he
drove through the long lines. The
president was accompanied by the cab
inet, congressmen and many other no
tables. The children were very en
thusiastic and the party was fre
quently assailed with showers of bou
quets. President McKinley was visibly
pleased at the reception given him by
Funeral of Mr*. Gage.
CHICAGO, III., May 22.—The re
mains of Mrs. Lyman J. Gage arrived
from Washington early today, accom
panied by Secretary Gage, his daugh
ter, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Pierce’s sister,
Mrs. Hendee of \onkers. N. Y., D. H.
Burnham and Rev. N. D. Hillls, who
officiated at the funeral services in
Washington yesterday and who will
conduct the rites at the grave in Roso
Hill cemetery tomorrow. The body
was placed In the receiving vault.
Honor for an Omaha Physician.
WASHINGTON, May 22.—Dr. J. C.
Whinnery, jr„ of Omaha, Neb., has
been appointed a dental Burgeon in
the army with the rank of first lieu
tenant. He has been assigned to the
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