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VOL. XVIII. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1901. NUMBER 36,
80JST lli M STATE
Government Reports Eleven Sweltering
in the Boiling Sun.
KANSAS CORN CROP CUT SHORT
Must Ship Cattle to Market llrcanse
Water Is (letting Brarce—Pastures
Dried I'p aud Fruit and Vegetable
Crops Almost Ruined.
WASHINGTON. July 15.—Reports
to the weather bureau show that the
hot weather continued yesterday in
nineteen states and territories of the
great corn belt, the Ohio valley and
various portions of the south. There
seems to be no immediate evidence
of abatement, except in the south and
southwest, where local thunderstorms
may cause some moderation. The
states affected include Indiana, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Mis
souri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama
Mississippi. Louisiana, Arkansas, Ok
lahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Da
kota, North Dakota, Colorado and
Michigan. It has become considerably
warmer also In the upper lake region
and in New England, Marquette,
Mich., reporting today a record-break
ing temperature of 102 degrees. Hope
of rain today in the region affected
by the heat was not fulfilled, only
traces of it apjtearing in one or two
sections, except at Galveston, Tex.,
where about two-thirds of an inch fell,
and in eastern Texas, where there
were local thunderstorms. The tem
peratures reported today show only
slight variations from the extremes
of the last few days, and these arc
due to local conditions entirely. In
lies Moines, la., today the tempera
ture was 100. in Kansas City 102 and
in Omaha 102, while at Davenport, la.,
Denver, Colo., Little Rock, Ark., New
Orleans, North Platte, Neb., St. Paul
and Vicksburg, Miss., it was 06 or
KANSAS CITY, July 15—No re'.iof
came yesterday from the heat. It
was a repetition of the past two weeks,
with reports from many places in
western Missouri, Kansas and the ter
ritories of temperatures over the 100
mark. At most places the sun shon?
mercilessly with not even a fitful
cloud to break its rays nor a slight
breeze. In Kansas City last night
proved more bearable, a breeze from
the north alleviating the condition
but a day of intense heat followed.
Tonight there is a prospect of rain.
In Oklahoma, but there are no indi
cations of a change in any other part
of the southwest.
With no relief In sight the fears for
the crops that have been expressed
are fast becoming realities and the
scarcity of water and generally dry
most serious one. What the real dam
most serious one. What th ereal dam
age to com, the crop most affected,
will be is problematical, but it is prob
ably safe to say that half the crop
will he lost. The supply of water is
short in almost every direction and
the shipments of cattle and hogs to
this market to save them must con
tinue. In Kansas City today the gov
ernment thermometer reached 102 and
at Marysville, Kan., 104 was recorded
against 100 yesterday. There were
three prostrations at Marysville.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 15—Nebraska
again suffered from the heat yester
day. The highest temperature report
ed by the weather bureau was 102 de
grees at 4:30, but the thermometers
>. In the business district recorded 109.
The mean temperature of the day was
90 degrees, the highest of the year.
The reports show that no rain has
fallen in the state during the last
Reports that reach Lincoln tonight
indicate that rain falling within two
days wilt yet save the corn crop. The
wind shifted to the southeast this
evening and the atmosphere is some
ST. JOSEPH, Mo„ July 15.—The
long continued drouth has resulted in
the entire ruin of the corn and oats
crop in this section of the country.
Corn has commenced to tassel only a
few feet high and no amount of rain
would now be of any benefit to that
cereal. The fruit and vegetable crops
are also complete failures, and the
pastures have dried up so that the
farmers are paying enormous prices
for hay and feed. Today was clear
and hot, with no relief apparently in
Minister Conger to Leave.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 13.—E. H.
Conger, United States minister to Chi
na, has arrived, en route to Pekin.
f Minister Conger will sail next Wed
nesday on the steamer Nippon Mara.
OHIO BRYAN MTN BOLT.
Ten of III* Democratlo Follower* In
Cleveland Deride to Act.
CLEVELAND, July 15.—On July 31
Ohio democrats who believe iu Bryan
and the issues which he represents,
which tlie recent democratic conven
tion ignored, will assemble in Colum
bus and make up a state ticket. Ten
men met this morning in a downtown
office building in this city and de
cided that a bolt should be made and
that a new party should enter the field
of Ohio politics.
The attendance at the conference
was larger and represented a greater
area in the state than was expected
by these who called the meeting.
A formal statement of principles was
submitted to the conference and was
adopted. This will be printed anti
sent throughout the state to those
who are known to be faithful to the
Nebraskan. A convention was decid
ed upon to be held at the Great South
ern hotel on the last day of .July. To
this convention may come all those
who sign their name to the declaration
START OUT TO fiND PEARY.
Expedition on the Steamer Er'.k Sails
North to Aid Explorers.
HALIFAX, N. a., July 13—The
steamer Erik left North Sydney this
morning on its voyage to the frozen
north. It is to call at Labrador and
then at the various Esquimaux sta
tions in Greenland West, reaching
Etah under favorable conditions iu
about three weeks. At the various
stations it will make inquiries as to
news of Lieutenant Peary and the*
The Erik took 350 tons of coal and
is provisioned for at least a year. The
members of the Peary Arctic club, who
went on the steamer, are Dr. F. A.
Cook, surgeon of the expedition; Hei
bert Stone and Herbert Berri, both c,f
Brooklyn; C. F. Wikoffand L. C. Bene
dict of Ithaca, and L. C. Whitney
Church of Elgin, lit.
AMALGAMATED STRIKE IS ON.
f’reshlrnt Shaffer's Order# lo Continue
Struggle Will He Obeyed*
PITTSBURG, July 15.—From pres
ent Indications it looks probable that
President Shaffer's strike order, issued
last night to the Amalgamated asso
elation members in the employ of the
American Steep Hoop company, the
American Sheet Steel company and
the American Tinplate company, will
he obeyed and the great struggle be
tween the Amalgamated association
and the steel companies will be on In
In the union mills of the three com
panies against which a strike has
been declared it is predicted that not
a wheel will turn. An effort will be
made also fo close down some of the
non-union mills of the companies and
to cripple the rest. The Amalgamated
people are very sanguine of success.
HAVE TO PROTECT THE WHEAT.
I'nrmfr* Aronntl York Are Flowing Fire
Guardi* 5>luce decent Hlazei.
YORK, Neb., July 15—For miles
and miles along both sides of the Bur
lington, the Elkhorn and the Kansas
City & Omaha railroads In this county
are fields of winter wheat shocked and
Blacked and the long wheat stubble is
dry, easily catching fire. Yesterday
morning the Elkhorn train coming
lrom Henderson, this county, set fire
10 wheat stubble in seven different
places. The train stopped each time
and the train crew with shovels put
out the fires before doing any damage.
Yesterday nineteen shocks of winter
wheat were burned up on Hon. An
drew J. Sandall's farm east of York,
supposed to have caught from engines
on the Burlington. Nearly all of the
farmers are plowing fire guards be
tween fields and railroads.
CELEBRATE PERRY’S VISIT.
Auirricnu ami Jupiint-ne Sprnkcr* Dwell
on Friendly It elm loin.
YOKOHAMA, July 15.—The cere
mony of unveiling at Kurihama the
monument to commemorate the land
ing there of Commodore Perry, July
11, 1853, was performed yesterday by
Rear Admiral Rodgers, commanding
the United States visiting squadron.
Viscount Katsura, the Japanese pre
mier, delivered the memorial address
and a number of oilier Japanese olll
cials of high rank were present. Three
American and five Japanese warships
sainted. Various speeches were made
by Americans and Japanese, all dwell
ing on the close relations between the
! two powers.
It Makes Another Big Advance on Chi
cago and New York Markets.
BROKERS SWAMPED WITH ORDERS
Yarinei! Become Bull* When Frt>fe!§lon
■ It Begin Iteullzlug—Wlient Completi
on! By Giving Corn a Close Kmv In
NEW YORK. July 13—There was a
scene of great excitement in both the
wheat and corn markets at New York
today, the trading aggregaating one
of the largest day's totals in a year
or more, especially as to corn.
Prices jumped 2 3-8 cents during the
day in corn, making 6>-2 cents advance
for th» week. Orders poured into the
market so fast that the brokers could
scarcely execute them at the prices de
sired and the usually small crowd
around the corn ring was Increased
to such an extent that at times it al
most outrivaled that in the wheat pit.
The farmers have taken the bull side
into their hands and in the face of
heavy realizing on the part of profes
sionals have kept prices going until
the cry is for 60-cent corn in Chicago.
Where the present hull movement will
end depends a great deal on weath
er conditions in the leading corn
Wheat also took an extraordinary
jump today and from being in a posi
tion almost entirely friendless at once
leaped into popularity with the bulls
and gave corn a close race for leader
ship in tlit? advance for the day.
Prices in New York closed 2 and 3
cents higher than yesterday and prac
tically at the top price. Professionals
were caught in this bulge in wheat
and some of them lost about all the
money they have made by selling long
eorn to the bull public. For weeks
and for months wheat has been ham
mered persistently by everybody in the
belief that the crop would be a record
one and more than enough to make
up the foreign shortage. The result
has been a huge short interest, part
of which was caught in yesterday's
big advance. The remainder is in a
state of anxiety as to what the out
come will be, realizing that a much
greater upturn must mean the covering
of a big line of wheat. Today bulls
were still further encouraged by re
ports that wheat in the Red river val
ley was being injured by excessive heat
after recent wet weather.
CHICAGO, July 13.—Today's advices
to the Boaid of Trade grain compa
nies are to the effect that the heat
and drouth in the southwest are un
broken. It is said that the damage
outside of Kansas and Missouri is com
paratively slight, but that tinless there
is relief within the next ten days the
corn crop situation will approach a
A message from Topeka, Kan., says
the prospects are for a crop of but
50,00,000 bushels of coin, although last
year's crop was 163,000,000 and the
year before 237,000,000 bushels. The
loss of hay and potatoes is also great,
second only to the loss of corn. It is
estimated that the farmers of Kansas
and Missouri have already lost $50,009,
000 by the torrldity and drouth.
The straits in the corn crop Is said
to he owing to the intense heat and
lack of moisture and is ieffected In
the course of prices of that cereal
on the Board of Trade. Corn for Sep
tember delivery at the opening today
sold simultaneously from 52c to 52%c,
compared with the close yesterday at
51%@51V6c; shortly afterward it was
quoted at 527(tC, or 9 cents higher than
the price one month ago shortly be
fore tlte heat and drouth began to
arouse misgivings as to the future of
El Kenn Crowd la Thinning.
WASHINGTON. July 13.—Secretary
Hitchcock said that reports from the
Oklahoma registration showed the
crowds in that country had digested
thoroughly the president’s proclama
tion and realized that there was no
chance for speculators, intruders, tres
passers or gamblers. “The people,”
said the secretary, “realize tluit the
lands are being opened in good faith
to everybody qualified and that what
Is given them is not transferable.”
Hod* Richard Hubbard Head.
DALLAS, Tex., July 13,-Hon. Rich
ard 11. Hubliard, a former governor of
Texas and during President Cleve
land's administration United States
minister to Japan, died at bis home in
! Tyler, Tex., today.
TEN KILL'D AT A BRIDGE.
Niekle Plate'* Road structure Ciillapiri
I'nder Load of Stone.
CONNEAUT, O, July 12.—Just nf
ter 11 o’clock today three ears of the
local freight went through the Nickel
Plate bridge at Springfield, Pa.
The train left Conneaut only a few
minutes before the accident in charge
of Engineer William Griffith of Buf
falo and Conductor Phil A. Moore of
Buffalo. The latter was killed out
right. The bridge gang was at work
on the bridge and the ten men in
jured are mostly workmen. A fill was
being made at the bridge and about
twenty-five workmen were about the
The Conneaut wreck train, with to
cal officials and doctors, left for the
scene at 11 o’clock. The accident oc
cureed just after passenger train No.
3 had pulled through. The local, after
the passing of the passenger train,
pushed three cars heavily laden out on
the structure to unload stone for the
masons working beneath on the large
stone foundation. The work of un
loading had hardly begun, when, with
out warning, the whole structure,
bearing the three laden cars filled
with laborers, fell with an awful
crash into the valley.
IOWAN CHOSEN PRESIDENT.
National Educational .iMoriallou HelcctN
DETROIT, Midi., July 12.—The Na
tional Educational assoc iation today
reaffirmed its declaration in favor of
national university at Washington to
be maintained by the national gov
After taking this action the associ
ation elected as its president for the
ensuing year President W. N. Heard
shaw of the University ot !o\va. The
election was unanimous, as was that
of C. M. eyes of Hartford, Conn., for
treasurer. This afternoon thirteen
departmental meetings were held and
in several of them officers were elect
ed. Interesting papers on the teach
ing of economics is the schools w'ere
read at the morning session by Prof.
George E. Vincent of Chicago univers
ity, President George Gunton of the
Institute of Social Economics, New
ork, Prof. F. W. Speirs of Philadel
phia and R. P. Haiieck of Louisville,
com ! IS 10 GO IN FREF.
It til Ini; of the Treasury Department
Dive* *fiK» Shipper* Chance,
WASHINGTON, July 12.—Under a
ruling of the Treasury department cof
fee shipped from the United States to
Porto Rico will he admitted into Por
to Rico free of duty as soon as free
trade is proclaimed between the United
States and that island.
This in practice will result likely in
all coffee shipped into Porto Rico
from any country being admitted free
of duty. Although the Porto Rican
tariff provides for a duty of 5 cents a
pound on all coffee imported from a
foreign country, it is expected that
coffee Importers will take advantage of
the fact that coffee is admitted free
into the United States and ship their
coffee into the United States and
thence to Porto Rico, thus avoiding
the duty which would be imposed if
shiped from a foreign country direct to
ASKS PRAYERS AND EASTING.
Gournor of Missouri t'rged to Nam«
Day for Kuln.
SI'. 1XH!IS, Mo., July 12 ~A special
dispatch from Jefferson City, Mo., says
that Governor Dockery has received
numerous petitions asking him to is
sue a proclamation setting a day of
fasting and prayer for rain. It id
stated that unless rains soon come the
failure of crops in Missouri will be the
greatest since 1854. The temperature
at various points in the slate yester
day was as follows: Jefterson City,
107: Columbia, 110 to 112 in the shade;
Mexico, 112; St. Joseph, l‘J9; Hanni
bal, 105; Harrisonville, 109
At 4 p. m. the record of yesterday,
104 degrees in the shade, was reached
with prospects that it would go a frac
tion higher l>efore sunset.
Kniisitiiift HtIII Hung On.
LONDON, July 12.—“Apparently the
Russians have no intention of evacu
ating Nieu Chwang,” says a dispatch
to the Morning Post from Nieu
Chwang, dateu July 8, "although there
is no reason for their administration
of a treaty port. The country is per
fectly quiet between Nieu Chwang and
Mukden. Russia's immense harbor
works at Dainey are half completed.
When finished the harbor will be the
finest in the east,”
Thousands Rush to Register for Claims in
SIEEP IN STREETS TO BE ON HAND
Not rotll .Inly 9 Will Kttrly Comer* Know
Tbelr I.urk — Lottery Deal Spoil* Plc
turc(queue**—Excitement I* When In
terlopers Try to Push In.
EL RENO, O. T., July 11.—The total
registration of homesteaders at El
Reno yesterday was 4,018, 193 being
women. Commissioner Richardson es
tablished a separate registration booth
for women. Mr. Richardson says he
can register 8,000 daily from now on
or as soon as organization of his
force is perfected.
EL RENO. O. T„ July It.—Follow
ing out the proclamation of President
McKinley opening up to settlement
by whites the 1,300 farms In the Ki
owa-Comanche country, the first regis
tration of homeBeekers was made here
and at Lawton at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Hundreds were stll! lined before
the various registration boards when
darkness came tonight and tomorrow
and next day the registration will
continue until all who come have been
given an opportunity to file their
names. The drawing by lottery will
begin July 29 and until then none of
the 50,000 applicants will know wheth
er or not he has been lucky enough
to receive a homestead.
The lottery scheme robbed the open
ing of the picturesque nm and the
exciting times incident to the great
opening of the Cherokee strip ten
years ago. Compared with that event
the affair today was tame in the ex
treme. Although there are perhaps
20,000 people In town .practically no
disorder prevailed. As a rule the
homeseekers were well provided with
money and provisions and aside from
the long wait in the sun before the
registration booths, no serious incon
venience has been experienced.
Last night hundreds of people slept
in the streets and alleys to maintain
their places in lines which began
forming yesterday at the six regis
tration booths in El Reno. Many had
waited on the border of the new coun
try for two years or more and the
last night of their long vigil was the
most trying they had experienced. The
line was made up of the halt, the
lame and the brawny frontiersman,
sprawled out in the dust. The crowd
before each booth elected a captain
and each man and woman in line was
given a number which they pinned
conspicuously to their clothes. A
company member was permitted oc
casionally to absent himself from line
for a short breathing spelt and Inva
riably his place was protected by bis
As the hour of 9 o’clock neared in
terlopers tried to push in and break
the numerical order of the line or
ganization. This instantly raised bad
blood and when word was passed
down the line a little later that the
, booth officials would not recognize the
line organization, but would regis'er
the first person to present themselves
there were threats of violence and ri
oting seemed likely. Trouble was pre
vented by the early announcement
that the line organization would be
respected by the government officials.
Cheers and waving of hats greeted
the word and from this time forth no
sign of trouble was apparent. Ap
plicants were admitted to the bootas
four at a time and the filing proceed
ed rapidly all day tong.
During the day the heat became in
tense, but no serious sutferlng was
reported. The numerous women in
line were treated gallantly by the men,
who shaded them from the sun with
embrellas and furnished drinks from
the lemonade venders who plied ineir
The second place of registration
named in the proclamation was at
Lawton twenty-five miles overland,
where similar scenes to those enacted
in El Reno were witnessed.
OPENING NOT TO BE DEFERRED.
Secretary Hitchcock Telegraphs There
can Ite No Postponement.
WASHINGTON, July 11.—The
complaints from land offices in Okla
homa other than El Reno and Lawton
that they should he allowed to make
registrations from the opening of the
reservations are regarded officially as
not well founded. The matter was
taken up some weeks ago and Delegate
Flynn at the time unsuccessfully en
deavored to haTe the other Oklahoma
MBR4SKA CROP Ci»NDiTIONS.
Yield of Wheat Good In Qnantlty and
OimlltT—Corn Grow* Well.
United States Department of Agri
culture, Nebraska Section, Climate and
Crop Service of the Weather Bureau—
Weekly Crop Bulletin—University of
Nebraska, Lincoln. July 10.—General
The past week has been hot, with
heavy showers in eastern counties.
The daily mean temperature has av
eraged 5 degrees above normal. The
maximum temperatures for the week
generally exceed 100 degrees in
southern counties and were but little
below 100 degrees in the northern.
The rainfall of the past week has
been heavy in southeastern counties,
varying from one to nearly six inch
es; in the northern and western coun
ties it has generally been less than
half an inch.
Winter wheat harvest is nearly
completed and threshing has com
menced in southern counties; the yield
is good in both quantity and qual
ity. Spring wheat and oats have
( been considerably damaged by chinch
bugs and dry weather in central and
southwestern counties, and in many
tields these crops will be about a fail
ure. In gome placeg chinch hugg are^
leaving the wheat fields and attacking
the corn. Corn has been damaged
slightly in a few southwestern coun
ties by the hot weather of the past
week; generally, however, corn has
grown well and in a large part of the
state has grown very rapidly. Corn
is small for this time of year.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
RUSH IN REVENUE OFFICE.
Deuntod for Refund of Wur $tani|Mi
M»kfi llmilnoMS ItrUk.
OMAHA, Neb.. July 10.—The de
mand for the refund of money used
in the purchase of stamps under the
war revenue law which are not re
quired under the amendments to that
law whirh went into effect July 1, is
keeping the office force of the inter
nal revenue collector busy.
It is estimated that in this dis
trict there are $50,000 in stamps sub
ject to redemption, but these Btamps
are so scattered that the redeeming
of them is a slow process. Applica
tions for refunds come from people
holding hundreds of dollars in stamps
and from those whose total refund will
not exceed 25 cents and the work re
quired in each case is the same.
It is believed that the revenues of
the government will he swelled to a
marked extent over estimates by the
failure of many persons to have their
money refunded, as in many cases
the time necessary to prepare the nec
essary papers is of greater value
than the stamps to be redeemed. The
redemption of these stamps coming at
the beginning of the fiscal year when
the force Is busy preparing the reports
for the year just closed, together with
the fact that several new clerks are be
ing Instructed in the duties of the of
fice, consequent upon the change In
the head of the Omaha office, keeps
the force at work overtime.
“SOONER” RFADY TO MAKE RUN.
Disregard Fact that R«aemn Will R«
Opened He I/otlerjr.
EL RENO, I. T., July 10.—Judge
Kilpatrick, special alloting agent of
the Kiowa-Oommanche reservation,
said that Caddo county is full of
"sooners" and that trouble is likely
to occur, notwithstanding the county
is to be opened by lottery and not by
run. Two troops of cavalry, one each
for Fort Reno and Fort Sill, have
been ordered to the posts and are ex
pected to arrive at their destination
on Wednesday. Lew Hornbeek, of
Mlnco Newstral, has a small follow
<ng here who declare they Intend to
locate now regardless of the presi
dent’s proclamation naming certain
days upon which the land Is to be
allotted by drawing. Already some of
Hornbeck’s followers have entered
the forbidden country.
Generally speaking, the proclama
tion is satisfactory, hut quite a num
ber of homesteaders express dissatis
faction over the clause governing the
drawing. They say that endless con
fusion must result In selecting land
after homesteaders have secured the
Four T*>irotrR Granted.
DES MOINES, la.. July 10— Gover
nor Shaw has granted paroles as fol
lows; Arthur Moer, from Marshall
county, convicted of burglary; Harvey
Owens, Davis county, convicted of lar
ceny; William Voshall, Iowa county,
larceny, and James O’Brien, Bremor
county, assault on a woman.
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