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VOL. XVIII. LOCI’ CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1901. NUMBER 37.
Disorder and Distress Are Feared After
Tiff DROUTH CAUSING SUFFERING
Tboaitndi of Campers Bait but Bounty
Rations — More Than One Hundred
Thousand I'eople Ara dura to Bt Dis
FORT SILL. July 22.—Disorder and
distress will, it is feared, follow the
actual opening of the Klowa-Comanehe
reservation Augut 6. It Is estimated
that fully 150,000 person will have reg
istered for a chance to secure one of
a the 13,000 claims to be awarded by
lottery when the registration booths
close July 2fi.
Thousand of perons now on the
reservation, who are neither mechan
ics nor artisans and who have little
or no money, announce then intention
of settling around Lawton if they fail
to win a claim. Campers who came
in prairie schooners by the thousands
generally brought with them provis
ions sufficient only to last from live
to ten clays. Continued drouth has
caused the water to be restricted and
for days a hot wind has blown over
the prairies and the temperature has
averaged over the 100 mark
AVith these conditions before them
many are already beginning to grum
ble and when this is followed by dis
appointment over failure to draw a
lucky number the hope that bore many
up will doubtless give way to more
KANSAS Cl IY SfFS NO HOPF.
Normal Precipitation Would Not Save
KANSAS CITY, July 22.—The heat
yesterday broke all records, the tem
perature at 4 p. m. being 104. Ther
mometers on the street at 11 o’clock at
night recorded 93. This is the thirty
second day of the hot spell and there
Is no Indication of a change. In Kan
sas City, Kan., four deaths due to heat
were reported today.
Prayers for rain were offered In
nearly all churches In Kansas City and
generally throughout Kansas.
y So far as heard from no rain of any
consequence has fallen In any portion
of the drouth belt in the past twenty
four hours, and conditions everywhere
have been discouraging.
In normal years the rainfall between
July 21 and August 15 is light and a re
turn to normal precipitation woud not
save the parched fields.
MINISTFRIALISTS SHOW GAINS
Conuervatlve* And ItAdlcHl* Lose In
French Flection* Council*.
PARIS, July 22.—The election for
the French councils general took place
yesterday throughout the provinces,
there being 1,455 of these department
al legislators to be chosen in as many
The importance of the elections lies
in the fact that th^y serve as a weath
ercock to show the drift of public
opinion regarding the policy of the
central government. Although the
isues involved are purely local, the
voting is invariably conducted on strict
party lines. Moreover, many coun
cillors are also members of the senate
or of the chamber of deputies; and
their re-election or defeat is indicative
^ of the view their constituents take of
their parliamentary acts.
POWFRS MIST BF FIRM.
Only Way to Prevent New Outburst of
Trooble In China.
TIEN TSIN. July 22.—Europeans
here consider that the prevention of a
speedy recrudescence of the trouble de
pends entirely upon the firmness
displayed by the powers. It is thought
that this fact should be recognized
In Europe and the United States. The
general feeling in Tien Tsin is that
Chira is in no wise overawed or re
Li Hung Chang is reported to have
adopted an offhand tone toward a
member of the provisional govern
ment and to have talked confidently
of ousting the provisional government
The Chinese have recommended cut
ting telegraph wires.
I'im* .t T « n Tain
TIFN TSIN. July 22.—Considerable
uneasiness is felt here following the
resumption by the Chinese of the par
tial control of the city. The nativep
^ are cutting the telegraph lines outside
of Tien Tsin and fears of further vio
lence are entertained.
DEATH Of KRUGIR’S WIPE.
Former President of South Africa l oses
a Worthy Helpmeet.
PRETORIA, July 22,—Mrs, Kruger,
wife of former Pres.dent Kruger of
the South African republic, died yes
terday afternoon of pneumonia, after
an illness fo three days. She was 67
Mrs. Kruger's long separation from
her husband and combined with the
death of her favorite daughter, Mrs.
Smith, last week, had completely
broken her spirit.
Mrs. Eloff and many other members
of the Kruger family were at her bed
side when she passed away.
LONDON, July 22.—"Owing to the
Sunday telegraph hours in Holland,”
says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Hilversum, "Mr. Kruger was not in
formed of his wife’s death until the
evening. The news was broken to him
by Dr. Heymans and Secretary Boes
ehoten. Mr. Kruger, who had just re
turned from Hilversum church, burst
into tears and asked to be left alone.
He exclaimed: 'She was a good wife.
We quarrreled only once, and that was
six months after we were married.’ He
prayed for a long time and is now
calmly sleeeping, his bible beside his
“The Transvaal and Orange Free
State flags flying above the white villa
were draped and half-masted. Shortly
before the news came a crowd of coun
try girls had been singing a folksong
outside the villa."
TfLLS THt SAW HARD STORY.
Weather Bureau Reports Ileat Over En
WASHINGTON, P. C„ July 22.—The
weather bureau last night issued the
Practically the entire country was
covered by the hot wave today, ex
cept the immediate Pacific coast and
in the states of Iowa, Missouri and .Il
linois; nearly all high previous rec
ords were exceeded. The maximum
high temperature line of 100 degrees
encircles the entire great corn belt. At
Davenport and Duouque, la., and at
Springfield, 111., the maximum of 106
degrees has been equalled but once be
fore, on August 12, 1881. At Chicago
the maximum of 102 degrees equals
the previous high record of July 10 of
the present year. In the states of
Iowa, Missouri and Kansas the dura
tion of the present heated term is
without precedent, there having been
practically no interruption to temper
atures of 90 degrees or over since June
18, a period of thirty-four days. On
eighteen days of this period the maxi
mum temperature at Kansas City was
100 degrees or more.
There are as yet no indications of
any relief from the abnormal heat. No
rain has fallen in the corn belt for
the past three days and none Is in
sight. It is of course probable that
scattered local thunder storms, which
are always accompanied by protracted
periods of heat, may fall at times, but
no hope can be entertained at this time
of any general rains or permanent re
lief. H. C. FRANKENFIELD.
PRAYERS RISE, PEOPLE EAST.
All MUaourt Appeals to the Almighty
ST. LOUIS, July 22-Yesterday,
the day that Governor Dochery desig
nated for fasting and prayer to God
that the present drouth might he
broken in Missouri, all records for hot
weather in St. Louis were equalled,
the weather bureau thermometer on
the custom house registering 106 de
grees in the shade. On the streets
and in exposed places, the mercury
went many degrees higher The rec
ord broken was that of 10<‘ made in
the early ’80s. As early as 7 a. m.,
the day gave promise of being un
usually warm. At that time the ther
mometer registered ninety degrees
and from then on until 3:30 p. m., the
mercury steadily climbed upward un
der the impulse of a sun shining from
a cloudless sky.
WASHINGTON, July 22.—Brigadier
General Samuel T. Cushing, U. S. A.,
retired, formerly commissary general
of subsistence, died here.
Senator Clark in ItuKHta.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 22.—United
States Senator \V. A. Clark, accord
ing to Novoe Vreraya has joined with
Kieff capitalists in establishing a cop
per company having a capital of
15.000. 000 roubles, Mr. Clark supplying
12.000. 000 roubles. With M. Gargelin,
one of the directors, Mr. Clark is go
ing to the government of Semlpala*
tin3k to examine the mines there.
Maolay’s History Not to Be Used at
AUTHOR WILL REVISE SOME PARTS
Tie Admits thnt Ills Laiigunge Is Toe
Abusive and Hays] Proof Nhects Were
Not All Shown Too United States Offic
ials as They Should Have Been.
WASHINGTON. July 20.—The sec
rotary of the navy has decided that
the third volume of Maclay's history
of the Spanish-American war shall
not be used as a textbook at the naval
academy unless the obnoxious lan
guage it contains in characterizing
the action of Hear Admiral Schley is
eliminated. The secretary says thnt
it would be manifestly improper to
have a history containing such intem
perate language us a textbook for the
cadets. He will inform both Com
mander Wainwright, who is in com
mand of the naval academy, and Mr.
Maclav, the author of the history, of
his decision. In this connection the
secretary says the proofs of the en
tire volume were not submitted to
him by the historian. He received
only the proofs of the third chapter,
that relating to the mobilisation of
the fleets, which contained a summary
of the orders which he, ns secretary
of the navy, had issued in making
the naval preparations for war. That
chapter was satisfactory and he re
turned it to Mr. Maclay with his ap
proval. He says he never saw the
accounts of the battle of Santiago and
the criticism of Hear Admiral Schley
until after the book was published.
Mr. Maclay was appointed to his pres
ent position in the New York navy
yard August 23, 1900, having been
transferred from the lighthouse ser
Arcanes Nitval Clique.
BALTIMORE, July 20.—General
Felix Agnus, publisher of the Balti
more American, has telegraphed the
following to President McKinley:
William McKinley, President, Can
ton, Ohio.—“Maclay’s History of the
Navy” is the standard in use at the
naval academy. In the third volume,
just issued, the historian charges Rear
Admiral Schley with being a coward,
a liar, a caitiff, an incompetent and
insubordinate. In an inter\iew in the
American this morning, Maclay, the
historian, who is a navy department
clerk, classed aa a laborer, and at
tached to the Brooklyn navy yard,
says that proofs of this third volume,
which should have told the most glori
ous story in all our nava! annals,
were submitted to Secretary Ix>ng and
Admiral Sampson and approved by
them in advance of publication, also
that Long put him in his present po
sition after he had read and approved
this scurrilous attack upon Admiral
Schley. These proofs were also sub
mitted to Admiral Dewey, who refused
to read them.
If aught were needed to convince
any fair-minded man that a clique in
the navy department has conspired
to traduce the hero of Santiago and
that the conspiracy was carried into
execution while this brave and gallant
officer was suffering expatriation on
the fever-infested coasts of South
America, this should furnish it. Will
you, Mr. President, in view of all this,
sit quietly by and permit these con
spirators to continue their diabolical
work? Every justice-loving American
appeals to you to intervene in the
name and for the sake of fair play.
Next to being right all the time,
which no man ever was, the best thing
is to find out as soon as possible that
you are wrong and right yourself im
mediately. FELIX AGNUS,
Publisher Baltimore American.
Grader* In Bloody Rattle.
DENVER, Colo., July 20.—A special
to the News from Sidney, Neb., says:
Greek and Austrian graders met here
in deadly combat. Six Greeks were
wounded and one Austrian was killed.
After a drunken row the Austrians at
tacked the Geeks with knives, re
volvers and clubs and completely rout
ed them, aftrr severely wounding six
of their number. Hade Gubovic, an
Austrian, was killed.
Kohhed and Drop* Dead.
WICHITA, Kan., July 20.—After be
ing robbed on a Choctaw train, return
ing from El Reno, F. R Smith, an
aged man from Bonham, Texas,
dropped dead in a crowded coach. The
body wras placed in a seat and taken
to Oklahoma City. His wife and
daughter were with him.
WHEAT IN RUSSIA AND INDIA.
flitted State* Conenl General* Report
WASHNGTON, July 19.—The state
department Is in receipt, of interest
ing reports concerning the wheat
crops of Russia and India. According
to a report from Consul General Hol
loway at St. Petersburg there are
good reasons to hope that the wheat
harvest of 1901 will exceed that of
1900. The spring wheat is more
promising than the wintei crop, the
latter having suffered heavily from
various causes. However, it is stated
that the loss in the winter crop will
be balanced by the amount of spring
Consul General Patterson of Calcut
ta states that the wheat yield of India,
as a whole, Is estimated at 6,680,000
tone, 8^ per cent more than the de
cennial average, and this under ad
verse conditions, such as cold weath
er, hail, insects and rust. The ex
port of wheat from India this year,
the consul general says, probably will
be greatly increased.
Consul Fee at Bombay estimates
India's harvest for this year at 6.690,
000 tons, or 1,70,000 tons more than
last year. The estimated area of
growing wheat, for the year is 22,
600,000 acres, being about 5,000,000
more than the previous year.
PROHIBITION OF LIVE STOCK.
Argentine Active AgHhiMt I nt rodnrtlon of
TliroHt and Mouth IHseane.
WASHNGTON, D. C.» July 19.—The
United States minister at Buenos
Ayres has forwarded to the state de
partment a degree, issued by the Ar
gentine government, prohibiting the
importation of live stock coming from
foreign countries, of the ovine, bo
vine or any other species that, in the
opinion of technical authorities,
might carry infection of foot and
mouth disease. There is a provision
in the decree, however, that such
stock coming from foreign countries
whose official representations certify
that such disease does not exist in
their country, and that the necessary
precautions have been taken to
avoid Infection, are excepted from the
application of the decree The de
cree says that all animals which are
shipped before the decree was issued
will be submitted to forty days quar
antine after their arrival.
SCRAMBLE FOR BROOM CORN.
Drouth ('Hu.rn Shortage K* Miuuteil nt
Fifteen Ttiouaand Ton*.
MATTOON, 111., July 18—The
scramble between the Union Supply
company, or trust, and the agent of
the big eastern manufacturers not in
the combination for possession of the
broom corn yet in growers' hands
reached a climax today, when $125 a
ton was offered. The Kansas crop is
a failure and it is estimated that there
will be a shortage of 15,000 tons.
Fifteen thousand dollars worth of
brush was bought in this vicinity Sun
day at almost any price demanded.
Broom corn men of experience say the
brush will rise to $.o0 a ton.
To Avenge Killing.
DENVER, Colo., July 19.—Confirm
ation was received of the report that
the Radcliffe hotel, cabins and other
buildings belonging to the proprietor
of the Grand Mesa lakes were burned
yesterday. A mot) of seventy-five
men, all residents of Delta county, set
fire to the property. The incendiar
ism was intended to avenge the kill
ing of W. A. Womack by Game Ward
en McHaney last Monday.
Kleotrlc:il Workers Strike.
WASHNGTON, I). C., July 19—To
enforce a demand for an increase of
pay to $3.50 per day all the men em
ployed by the electrical contractors
in the city failed to report for work
today. They number about 125. Two
contractors, not members of the Con
tractors’ union, signed th" agreement
today, the Contractors’ union last
night deciding to refuse the demand.
Ituhonir IMugue Abroad.
GIBRALTAR, July 19.—The orient
liner Ormuz, Captain Coad, from Sid
ney, N. S. W., for London, which left
Colombo, June 28, arrived off Gibral
tar with two cases of the bubonic
plague on board. She was lefused ad
mittance to the harbor and proceeded
Minot Their Own Wounded.
JOHANNESBURG, July 20.—In the
i course of an inquiry conducted tinder
oath here, various non-commissioned
officers and men of the British army
confirmed the statement that the
I Boers shot the Boer wounded at
Generou* Rains Fall Over Major Portion
of the Southwest.
IATE CROPS m PASTURES REVIVE
Good Cannot Ha K at limited, but Will
Prove Immense—Insure* at I.east Half
• Harvest—Poor Begins In Western
Kansas and Nweeps to Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, July 18.—Generous
ruins fell this afternoon over the big
ger part of the corn belt of the south
west. They came Just iu the nick of
time. The good that will result to
late corn and to pastures cannot be
estimated, but it wdll undoubtedly
prove immense. Scattering showers
fell over the southwest last uight and
tl is morning, but in most places up
to noon continued accounts of intense
beat were reported. The rains began
in western Kansas about 1 o’clock this
afternoon and traveling east had
reached the Misoursi line by 4 o'clock.
Reports from many counties assert
that today's rains, following what lit
tle had fallen within the past forty
eight hours, will insure at least half
a crop of corn and make pasturage
sure. The storm began in Kansas City
shortly before 5 o'clock this evening.
The fall continued for over half an
hour and caused a decided drop in the
temperature, the weather bureau re
cording 83 at 5 o’clock, against 100
at 3 o'clock.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 18.—The rains
that have fallen in Kansas last night
and today have practically assured a
corn yield of at least 60,000,000 bush
els, and the yield may be even better.
The state is under the influence of a
low barometric condition and more
rain is expected tonight. Correspond
ents from numerous Kansas towns In
reporting rain say tho sky is overcast
with clouds tonight and more rain
within a few hours is certain. The
drouth in Kansas has been broken and
with it has gone the excessive hot
spell. It is the opinion among those
who'have been watching the weather
conditions that the season will be
more favorable to crops from now on.
Good rains are reported tonight over
portions of eastern and central Kan
sas, and in each case is mentioned the
fact that the rain is not through.
Emporia, Hiawatha, Clay Center, Ells
worth, Salina, Atchison, Sylvan Grove,
Great Bend, Concordia, Quenemo, Ot
tawa, Fredonia and Osage City are
among the places favored with rains,
which ranged from one-half to two
Secretary Coburn of the Kansas
Board of Agriculture is enthusiastic
over the result of the rain. He is sure
that the corn yield will reach at least
half a crop if the present very favor
able weather conditions continue.
The manner in which corn has held
its own during the drouth was some
thing remarkable am) is a source of
wonder to the farmers. In some places
it has had no moisture for over two
months. It has made almost no
giowth, hut tho leaves have been kept
green and the tassel kept off. Weeds
eould not flourish in the dry spell any
more than the corn and they were
easily eradicated. The fields are there
lore clean and have a new lease of
life since the rain.
TRIUMPH Of SOCIALISM.
That In What John IturiiH Kxpectd In
NEW YORK, July 18.—The steel
strike in America is attracting much
attention in England generally, and
while long articles are being printed
in the newspapers on the subject, no
comment is made in the editorial col
umns, according to the Ixmdon corre
spondent of the Tribune. John Burns
has been less reticent, for he fore
casts an American Armagedon with
the revival of the old anti-slavery feel
ing and the transformation of trusts
into state organizations hy the politi
cal power of the hordes of workmen.
Financiers watch the quotations
from Wall street, and are unmoved
by socialistic trades. Combinations
are felt to be on trial in America, and
if they survive the great conflict with
organized labor concentration of capi
tal will be promoted in England.
I-ast Furnace CIonhI.
PITTSBURG, July 18.—The last fur
nace in Llnsay & McCutcheon’s mill
was closed down at noon. As soon
as all the men had let the mill, sev
en deputy sheriffs were stationed
about the plant. The open hearth and
billet mills of the Clark plant were
KANSAS GETS SOME SHOWERS.
rrnktii Vegetation Evan TVliara Eat
Enough to Do Permanent Good.
KANSAS CITY, July 17.—Rain fell
over an area of eighty miles around
Kansas City early yesterday morning
and reports from different parts of the
southwest indicate thunder storms
and lower temperatures during the
day. At Lawrence, Kan., enough rain
fell to effectively lay the dust, clear
the atmosphere and freshen vegeta
tion, but not enough to do any per
manent good. It is the first fall in
that vicinity for twenty-six days. At
Ottawa and Wellsville, in the next
county west from Lawrence, about
half an inch of rain fell. At Wells
ville there has been no rain for more
than three months, and coming now
it will do late corn great good if fol
lowed by more, otherwise the corn
crop in that county will prove an ut
ter failure. Some fields are now too
far gone to be revived by any amount
of rain. Over one inch of rain is re
ported at. Toronto, Kan., two counties
further west. There was a fairly good
shower in Kansas City in the morn
ing. but at 11 o'clock the sky was
cloudless and the weather bureau re
ported a temperature of 93. A good
rain fell at Camden Point, Mo., three
counties east of Kansas City, and it
will result in much good to corn,
which in that vicinity is still a dark
Miami county, Kansas, two counties
south from Kansas City on the Mis
souri line experienced a good rain,
the first since April 1. It came too
late and early crops in that county
are reported a total failure.
CONDITION Of NIBRASKA CORN.
Weather (Tnfavornble and Karly Corn
DanniKiMl to Momt* Kitrnt.
United States Department of Agri
culture, Nebraska Section, Climate
and Crop Service of the Weather Bu
reau. University of Nebraska, Lin
coln, July 17:
The past week has been hot and dry.
The daily mean temperature has aver
aged 11 degrees above the normal.
The rainfall of the past week has
been very light, no amount sufficient
to aid crops having been reported.
The hot, dry weather has been very
unfavorable for all growing crops.
Threshing of winter wheat has made
good progress, and the yield is good
and the quality "flue. Spring wheat
and oats have ripened too rapidly in
northern counties, and the yield will
be somewhat reduced. Early planted
corn is beginning to tassel in south
ern counties and has been considerably
damaged by the drouth; later planted
corn is “standing the drouth well, but
corn generally has deteriorated in
condition during the past week. Corn
is small and late, and most of it has
not tasseled, and with rain soon would
recover largely from the effects of the
dry weather. However, with the rain
the crop would generally be decidedly
below the average. Apples and fruit
generally have been injured, and the
hay crop will be less than expected
earlier in the season. Potatoes are a
very poor crop.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Station Director, Lincoln, Neb.
HAVE EAITH IN SETTLEMENT.
Nothing; Definite* lint tli* (ieneral Talk
in All Along: tint Line.
PITTSBURG, July 17.—There were
no new developments in the strike dur
ing the early hours of the second day.
All the plants closed yesterday were
shut down tight and matters about the
Painter mill, Lindsay & McCutcheon,
Clark’s Solar Iron works, the Monon
gahela and Starling plants were quiet.
It was stated that Painter's mill was
in partial operation, but the only men
at work were a few Hungarians who
were cleaning up about the yards. Re
plying to the report that the company
had brought a strike breaker from
Alabama. Assistant General Manager
Parker said: “We can break our own
Superintendent Albrecht, encounter
ed a few moments later, said the plant
would be running in full within a few
days. Speculation as to the probable
settlement of the strike is general,
and among business managers the
consensus of opinion is that the com
bine officials and Amalgamated offi
cials will get together before long and
adjust the differences.
I.f^Ulatnrfl Every Fonr Tear*.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 17.—The
constitutional convention today pro
vided for quadrennial instead of bien
nial sessions of the legislature and fix
ed November instead of August for
holding state elections.
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