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    Loup City Northwestern.
Many Thousands Are in El Reno to Wit
ness the Great Land Lottery.
jEvvpyone Confident of Being a Share
holder of the Lucky Few—Not us Ei
clttng ns u "Kun"—Applicants Have lint
One Chance In Thirteen to Uef u 1’rlze
EL RENO. Ok!., July 29.—All la ex
pectancy tonight among t tit* thousands
of homeseekers here over the grand
lottery that begins tomorrow morning.
There are 13,000 claims to be distrib
uted, and so each of the 165,865 per
cons who have registered during the
r last firteen days lias about one chance
in thirteen of winning. It is a long
shot, but every one apparently feels
confident of being numbered among
the lucky, and in consequence the best
of good nature prevails.
While tlic scene lacks the great ex
citement of the "run" which lias here
tofore been a part of other land open
ings in tliis part of the country, the
last act in the throwing open to settle
ment of the Kiowa-Comanche reserva
tions will not be without life and ani
mation. The drawing will take place
in the center of the city and will be
witnessed by thousands of people. It
will be accomplished on a large plat
form in the open air, around which
the sloping hillsides form a natural
A commission appointed last week
by Secretary Hitchcock and composed
<jf W. A. Richards, assistant commis
sioner of the general land office, and
who lias had charge of the registra
tion, D. P. Dyer of St. Louis, former
Halted States district attorney, and
Frank Dale, ex-chief justice of Okla
homa, will have the drawing in charge.
The actual drawing will be both
novel and extremely interesting. On
the platform will be two oblong box
wheels, each fifteen feet in length, one
to hold the names of the applicants
for homesteads in the El Reno dis
trict, and the other for those of the
Lawton district. Into these wheels
will be placed envelopes containing
names of all the registered applicants.
Y' The envelopes will have first been
brought to the platform in packages
consecutively numbered.
A correapuiiuiiifc sei its uu»uu«rio
upon slips will be placed in another
receptacle, from which they will be
drawn out at random. The package of
envelopes bearing the first number
drawn will lie the first to be placed in
the drawing box and well distributed,
when another number will be drawn
and another package of envelopes dis
tributed, and this course will be con
tinued until all of the envelopes have
been placed in the box wheels, after
which the wheels will be revolved for
a sufficient length of time to insure a
thorough mixing of the envelopes.
In each wheel there are five aper
tures from which the enevlopes will
finally be drawn. Ten men for each
aperture will perform the actual draw
ing. The order in which they will be
gin at each wheel will be determined
by lot.
The first envelope drawn will be No.
1, which will be at once opened and
the identification slips which it con
tains will be given a corresponding
number, and the name and residence
which appear upon the slip will be
^ publicly announced. This course will
' be pursued, numbering each envelope
and its contents consecutively, until
twenty-five numbers have been drawn
from one box, when an equal number
will be drawn from the other box in
a similar manner. This course will be
pursued until 500 names have been
drawn from each box, when, if the
committee deem i^ best to do so, ar
rangements will be made for diawing
simultaneously from each box.
After the" names have been drawn
and announced they will be recorded
and a notice prepared to be made to
the one whose name is drawn. The
drawing will proceed in this manner
until every envelope in both boxes has
been drawn out.
The Exposition Is Paying.
BUFFALO, July 29—President John
G. Mlllburn of the Pan-American ex
position issued a statement today
which in part says: "The exposition
has been more than paving it3 ex
penses since the beginning of June and
lus already accumulated a consider
able surplus. An attendance during
August, September and October of the
total attendance at Chicago in Octo
> her alone will pay ail the obligations
of the exposition and will leave a sur
Haiti (laving Kall. n It llelleves Ihr Corn
Kelt Will (Jet Mure.
WASHINGTON July 29. — The
weather bureau's advices front the
great corn belt Saturday were more
encouraging than any that have come
to hand for forty days, showing In
the opinion of the forecasters that the
drouth lias been broken by general
showers in many portions of that sec
tion and with a prospect of their con
firmation today. Coincident with the
fall of rain have come reduced tem
peratures. With few exceptions the
temperatures reported were not oli
normally high, no maximums of 100
degrees being reached. West of the
Mississippi river they were generally
in the neighborhood of 90 degrees.
The forecasters, while not making
any specific predictions as to the ef
fect of the rain on the crops, express
the opinion that all those crops which
have not been irreparably ruined will
l)o benefited by the breaking of the
drouth. The late crops naturally would
be helped tho most.
The reports show that during the
past twenty-four hours showers were
quite general in he corn belt and were
heavy over much of the state of Iowa
and over part of the corn belt not
hitherto visited by rains, including
western Nebraska, southern Missouri
and Oklahoma.
Hud a Means of Holding I.ands In the
Keservat ions.
OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T.. July 29.—
Keo Tuck, an Indian, has given notice
at the land office at El Reno of his in
tention to file upon the quarter sec
tion of land adjoining the town site
of Lawton, which will be the principal
town in the new country of the Kiowa
and Comanche reservation. This is
probably the most valuable tract of the
entire 13,000 to be opened.
The application is made under a
section of the United States statutes
passed in 1887, which gives to every
homeless Indian the right to go to any
part of the public domain and to make
entry for any tract of land that Is not
in the possession of a homesteader.
The section has never been repealed
and the right of the Indians who have
no allotments or who were omitted
from the tribal rolls is one that they
can exercise at any time, it is stated.
Sack of Money I)lfuippcnr« from a Chi
cago National Hank.
CHICAGO, July 29— A sack of 1.000
silver dollars has mysteriously disap
peared from the Commercial National
hank and all of the detectives have
been put on the rase, but their ef
forts so far have been futile. The
package was left outside of the vault
^y mistake when the bank closed for
the night and since then no trace of
it can be found.
This is the second strange disap
pearance of a package of money be
longing to the Commercial National
bank within a year. Detectives are
still looking for a $20,000 bundle of
bills shipped by the bank with the
Adams Express company to the Na
tional State bank of Burlington. Ia.,
August 17 last. When the package
was opened at Burlington it contain
ed only slippings of papers.
|)r Foster. Clinlrtunn of Nebraska Com
mittee, to Beat I.anil Drawing.
EL RENO, Okl., July 29—Governor
Richards, chairman of the committee
appointed by the president to conduct
the drawing of the new lands to be
opened for settlement, suggested that
each state select a committee to be
present at the drawing to see it was
fairly and honestly conducted.
Acting upon his suggestion the Ne
braskans met and selected the follow
ing committee: Dr. H. A. Foster of
Omaha, chairman; J. E. Jones of Hast
ings, George Hess of Omana, F. A.
Sweezy of Blue Hill and Amos Quinn
of Beatrice. Their headquarters are
at the law office of Crow & Jones,
room 4. Warren block.
Knium* Thoroughly Soakwl.
ATCHISON. Kan., July 29.—The
d.otuh in northern Kansas, which had
lasted without interruption since Apiil
lo, was broken Saturday night and
Sunday morning. The Missouri Pacific
railroad has received reports from all
its ’Stations which extend 300 miles
westward from the Missouri river and
northward into Nebraska, aid all ex
cept two or three report a downpour
o’ from one-fourth of an incli to two
im lies. The rain was a steady, driz
zling one.
Cresocus Establishes New World's Record
Glenville Track.
Ooei Id 2:0* 3-4 Over I'oarie that Seem*
• Trifle Uenvy—Take* tile ItiiniiliiK
Mate* Fir*I Half Mila, in 1:91 and the
Neil In 1:01 3-4.
CLEVELAND, O., July 27.—Amid
the enthusiastic cheers of nearly 10,
000 people Cresceus, the world’s chain*
pion trotting stallion, again demon
strated that he is the peer of all trot
ters by trotting a mile this afternoon
over the Glenville track in 2:02%.
This establishes a new world's record
for both sexes, replacing the former
world’s record of 2:03%, held by The
Owing to the heavy rains of last
night the track was not in the best
of condition today and it was about
0:30 p. m. before it was deemed to be
in safe condition to warrant making
the attempt. At times the sun's heat
had been replaced by cool breezes.
Even then there were few horsemen
who looked for a mile better than
2:03. After having been given several
preliminary miles, George Ketcham
came out with the stallion to attempt
what seemed an impossible feut.
Ketcham nodded for the word on the
third score, the horse trotting like a
Accompanied by a runner, the chest
nut stallion fairly flew to the quarter,
the timers' watches registering just
thirty seconds.
As Cresceus swung into the back
stretch he was joined by a second
runner, and although many predicted
that the footing was such as would
retard his speed he reached the half
in 1:01. As the time was hung out
the immense crowd broke out in
cheers. The three-quarters pole was
reached in 1:21%, and as the great
stallion trotted into the stretch, a run
ner on either side, his machine-like
stride was fairly eating up the dis
Never once faltering, notwithstand
ing the terrific clip, he fairly Hew to
the wire being sustained only by his
indomitable courage not being touch
ed once by the whip, liis sole urging
being the driver's voice and the than
derhig hoof beats of the accompanying
As the time for the mile was an
nounced—2:02%—and the immense
crowd realized that a new world’s
record had been established, Ketcham
and liis favorite stallion received an
ovation such as has been but seldom
witnessed on a race track. Thousands
of people rushed out on the track and
Ketcham was lifted from the sulky
and carried to the grand stand on the
shoulders of admirers. Cneer after
cheer rent the air and the name of
Cresceus was upon the lips of every
one present.
"Ketcham,” "Ketcham,” yelled the
crowd, and the owner of the sturdy
son of Robert McGregor was almost
carried to the judges’ stand, where he
delivered a brief address.
Cresceus now not only holds the
world's trotting record for both sexes,
but last week at the Detroit grand
circuit meeting, by trotting in 2:06%
and 2:05 in his race against Charley
llerr, secured the world's record for
the two fastest heats ever trotted in
a iace, his second mile in 2:05 also
being a new world's record for the
fastest mile ever trotted in a race,
and also the fastest second heat ever
Ultimate*! 230 Have lieen Killed In
South Dakota County.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D„ July 27.—It
Is estimated that the intense heat has
killed fully 250 horses in this, Minne
haha county..
William Parkinson, a well known
farmer living near Ben Clare, was in
stantly killed by lightning while har
vesting. Four horses he was driving
were killed by the same stroke. Par
kinson %vas aged 27 and leaves a wife
and child. His father and other rela
tives live in Sioux Falls,
Total Ktnn<U Purchased.
WASHINGTON, July 27.—The sec
retary of the treasury today purchased
short term bonds as follows: Two
thousand dollars Is at $1.13.CU<4 $1,500
5s at $1.09.2130, and $800 3s at $1.09.128.
he total amount purchased for the
sinking fund today is $15,954,100 at a
cost of $18,020,503.
Thuiidemtorint Followed hy Hot 8un Lit*
lie Benefit to Crops.
WASHINGTON, July 26.—Official
reports show that the corn belt re
glon continues hot and dry, with no
prospect of immediate change in
these conditions. Showers have fall
en in the northern half of the corn
belt area since last night, including
eastern Nebraska, Iowa, northern Il
linois, northern Indiana and Ohio.
Most of these rains, which generally
were light in amount, fell last night.
Today there were some light rainfalls
in western Nebraska and Oklahoma.
These precipitations, however, the
forecast officials say, are not always
conducive of the best results to the
growing crops, as they ate mostly
thunder showers, immediately follow
ed by a hot sun. Showers, it is said,
possibly may occur in the drouth
stricken region tomorrow, as they
usually are inseparable from visita
tions of intense heat, hut no general
occurrence of them is predicted. Tem
peratures in the corn belt while a few
degrees lower today than yesterday,
were again high, ranging from do de
grees to 100 degress and higher.
Tills Problem Is Now Pu/rlini; the
PORTLAND, Ore., July 26.—Edward
A. Beals, forecast official in charge
of the Portland office of the weather
bureau, said today concerning Mr.
Serviss' theory of heat causation
through sun disturbances:
“If Mr. Serviss’ theory is correct
the excessive heat being experienced
in the east should be correspondingly
felt in the North Pacific states, as we
are under the influence of the same
sun and situated in the same hemi
sphere. The facts are that the central
west has had a month more of tem
peratures averaging from 6 to 12 de
grees warmer than usual. The nor
mal daylight temperature in Portland
in July is 66.3. This year it has been
' only 62.5.”
May Asauuie th« Hole to Kml South Af
rican Conflict.
LONDON, July 26.—“The rumor as
to the early peace negotiations which
has pervaded the House of Commons
for some days,” says the Daily Ex
press, “has taken the more definite
form that Emperor William is soon
to assume the role of peacemaker. Mr.
Kruger and his advisers are repre
sented as having empowered the
kaiser to act for the Boers, and he
is willing to take the initiative in or
der to popularize his relations with
the German people, who disapprove
his friendship for Great Britain.
Something apparently is on foot,
whether Emperor William is in it or
Mr. Kruger's arrival at The Hague
is connected, the Daily Express thinks,
with the rumored peace suggestions.
And French Trampled Over Moore In
A Iflera.
LONDON, July 27.—“A few days
ago,” says a dispatch to the l>aily
Mail from Cadiz, "a great battle was
fought betw’een the French and the
Moors near Flguig. It was the re
sult of the French operations to sub
jugate the tribes south of the Atlas
mountains and to occupy the oasis of
Tafilet. The French were victorious.
The Moors assert that the French gov
ernment has 90,000 troops oc the
Moorish border.”
Ov rdooi of Strychnine.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 27— George
Colby, a young man of Grand Island,
took fifteen grains of strychnine and
died in less than an hour later in ex
cruciating agony. Information from
his home is to the effect that he was
leading a fast life and associating
with dissolute characters.
Condition of tho Treasury.
WASHINGTON, I). C.. July 26.—To
day's statement of the treasuryy bal
ances in the general fund exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption shows availa
ble cash balances $l~t.971,820. Gold,
Kins; Receive* the Conjjre**.
LONDON, July 26-King Edward
received the foreign delegates to the
British congress on tuberculosis at
Marlborough. His majesty briefly ex
pressed his keen interest in the con
gress and his hopes of fruitful results
Navy Secretary Pleased to Grant Schley's
Request for Investigation.
tVUhn to OIto SanlCign OtHiwr l ulrrat
Tonslble Hearing—The Oriler Will He
lanieil Soon ami Herouie KOeclIre
WASHINGTON. .Inly 23.—Secretary
Long, in accordance with a request
from Admiral Schley, advised that of
fleer that lie would order a court of
inquiry to examine into the entire
matter of Admiral Schley’s course in
the Santiago naval campaign. Later
the secretary announced that, owing
to the extremely hot weather, the
court would not meet until September
and that he would turn over his recep
tion room to the court. The secretary
“It is too hot now and I don’t be
lieve it would tie comfortable for of
ficers to sit in their heavy full dress
uniforms during August. T issued on
order some time ago dispensing with
the wearing of full dress uniforms
during a court-martial, hut (his case
will be so important that every form
of official dignity will be observed,
even to the guard of marines at the
door. I propose to give the court tho
use of the large reception room ad
joining my office, which is a conveni
ent and commodious place.”
“Will the sessions of the court be
“Unquestionably'” was the em
phatic reply. "I propose to make that
fact very plain. It would be a great
mistake to have a serret court. The
country has the right to know all that
transpires in the way of testimony of
fered. Personally, I should be very
glad to have a court composed of a
large number of officers, but the naval
regulations restrict me to the selec
tion of three. I hope to name the
personnel of the court today and this
will give the judge advocate and re
corder ample time to prepare a list
of witnesses who are to be summoned.
This list will necessarily be quite
lengthy and it will take some little
time to assemble the officers here. I
do not believe that the session of the
court will be prolonged, because,
after all, a great deal of talk over the
Santiago campaign is like the CJenii's
vapor, which can be condensed in a
small bottle.”
"Will Admiral Schley be allowed to
name witnesses?"
"Admiral Schley,” was the reply,
will be afforded every opportunity for
the appearance of all the witnesses he
may desire. He is also entitled tin
der the naval regulations to be ren
resented by counsel.”
While Secretary lyrng was not ask
ed whether the court of inquiry would
be asked to form and submit an opin
ion upon the facts disclosed by the
Investigation, it is considered quite
probable that this course will be pur
sued. Unless the order convening the
court expressly requires this opinion
to be expressed, its report must be
confined to stating the facts found.
Wyoming n« a Pafttur*.
OHAHA. July 25.—R. M. Allen,
president of the Standard Cattle com
pany of Ames. Neb., and also con
nected with the beet sugar industry
there, arrived in Omaha from Wyom
ing. He said that pasturage them
Is superb and that the stockmen are
taking unusual steps in order to derive
the most benefits possible from this
fact. They are buying in Nebraska
all the cheap cattle and are taking
them to Wyoming feeding grounds.
('aimer* Take Preoantlon.
MARSHALLTOWN, la.. July 25.—
Representatives of seventeen Iowa and
Nebraska canning factories met here
to discuss the situation in view of
the protracted dry weather and decid
ed to withdraw all price sheets un
til they can ascertain the probable
shortage of the season’s pick.
Condition of tlif* Tr«*»miry.
WASHINGTON, July 25—Today’s
statement of the treasury balance in
the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000,000 gold reserve in the divis
ion of redemption, shows: Available
cash balance, $109,051,53$; gold. $97,
Funeral nf Mm. Krnger.
PRETORIA, Tuesday. July 23 — Mrs.
Krugpr, wife of former President
Kruger of the South African republic,
who died Saturday last of pneumonia,
after an illness of three days, was
buried hero today.
IndleatlOB* that Strike la tli» Steel Mill*
la to He Allowed to Drifts
PITTSBURG, July 24.—The strike
presents practically no new situation
and It appears as if the contending
forces are settling down to a pro
tracted struggle. While the company
at the Wellsville mill received the ac
cession of a few men from the ranks
of the strikers yesterday, the number
is not yet large enough to justify tho
mill in starting up in full. In the
meantime the Amalgamated men are
keeping a constant watch on the mill
and all the avenues that lead to It.
Pickets have been thrown out all
along the streets and at the railroad
stations, so that nothing will escape
thp vigilance of the strikers if the
company should bring any new men
At tho Dewess-Wood mill in Mc
Keesport. everything is as before.
From unofficial sources, believed to ho
conversant with the company's plans,
it is said the management has no in
tention of resuming the operation of
the plant at present. Nevertheless
the strikers are wary and evidently do
not believe this because they continue
to patrol the streets for the purpose
of keeping their eyes on anyone going
toward the mill. Pickets are lined
along the streets as well as along the
river front and strangers are kindly
but (Irmly asked to show who they
are and how' it happeus they are in
Koporter Loveland KdvhvM the State by
United States Department of Agri
culture, Nebraska Section, Climate
and Crop Service of the Weather Bu
reau.—University of Nebraska, Lin
coln, July 24.—The past week lias
been hot and dry. The daily mean
temperature has averaged 12 degrees
above the normal in eastern counties
and 9 degrees above in western. The
maximum temperatures for the week
have generally been btween 105 de
grees and 110 degrees.
The rainfall consisted only of a few
scattered showers, with generally very
light fall of rain.
The past week has been a good one
for haying and threshing, hut a very
unfavorable one for corn. Early plant
ed corn has been practically ruin
ed in the southern counties. Lata
corn planted is quite generally be
ginning to tassel very small and is in
a critical condition. In southern coun
ties it has been damaged consider
ably <Hnd with rain soon would pro
duce only a partial crop. In northern
counties the late planted corn is in
better condition, although it has suf
fered considerably from drouth.
many western counties a large per
centage of the oats and spring wheat
has been cut for hay and in many
southern coutles a large portion of
the oat crop witl not be threshed.
Fruit of all kinds and garden vege
tables have been damaged by the
drouth. Apples and peaches are drop
ping badly.
Hovlns Tuberculosis Is Not Trsniiualsslblo
to Human System.
NEW YORK, July 24—Prof. Koch
of Bei lin will announce, says a Herald
dispatch, from his discovery that bo
vine tuberculosis is not transmissible
to the human system. The famous
bacteriologist, in an Interview, made
the statement that he has demonstrat
ed that meat and milk tuberculosis In
fected cattle may be consumed with
absolute immunity.
Dr. Allen F. Haight of Chicago, the
official representative of the American
Medical association, said: “If I had
uot heard Prof. Koch quietly an
nounce his discovery in private con
versation It would have seemed to me
absolutely incredible. I can only say
that Prof. Koch is too profound a
student and has too much reputation
at stake to promulgate such a proposi
tion unless convinced of its soundness
beyond the shadow of a doubt. If he
la able to theoretically demonstrate
iiis claim the sanitary systems of the
world will be shaken to the very
roots. The word revolution but faintly
expresses what the discovery will pre
Ohio llrysii Democrats.
CLEVELAND* July 24.—At a prelim
inary meeting here of the leaders of
the bolt among the Bryan democrats,
George A. Groot of this city has been
chosen as temporary chairman of the
state convention to he held at Colum
bus July 3L Dr, Abner L. Da\is of
Findlay will be the temporary secra