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VOL. XVIII. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, A FOUST 9, 1901. NUMBER :S9.
ALIBI Of FOREIGNERS
Damcanor of PekiD Populace More Un
friendly as Troops Depart.
THE DEEENSES NEARLY EINISHLD
ConftUt of Tlilrk llrick WjiIN l.ooplioled
tor IUIIcn—Miniftter* Wish to Avoid
Irritating Chinese—The Situation in
PEKIN, Aug. 5.—American and Eu
ropean residents assert that the de
meanor of the Pekin populate is con
stantly becoming more unfriendly and
that us the allied troops depart' the
Chinese resume their old habits of
^ jostling and cursing foreigners in the
The legation defenses are now ap
proaching completion. Generally
speaking, they consist of brick walls
from fifteen to twenty feet high and
from three to four feet thick, loop
holed for rifles. The ministers of the
powers ignored the plan for a uniform
system of defense submitted by the
generals and consequently the govern
ments are working independently. It
is the policy of the ministers to avoid
conspicuous work of defense, lest
these should prove an irritant, pro
voking instead of preventing hostil
ities. Most of the engineers have rec
ommended stronger defenses than the
ministers will sanction. Major Edgar
B. Robertson of the Ninth infantry,
who commands the United States lega
tion guard, has written to Mr. Rock
hill to protest against what he calls
‘‘the defenseless position of our lega
tion.'' representing that it is exposed
to attack on four sides. Mr. Rockhill
has replied that it is not intended to
maintain a fortress, but merely a wall
for protection against unexpected
moii violence. The wall is made of
brick, out of deference to Chinese
The French and Italians still re
main here. The non-fulfillment of the
agreement to evacuate public places
In a fortnight causes some inconveni
ence to the military authorities. Only
the German barracks have been com
pleted. The French barracks have
hardly been begun. The troops are
V grumbling over being compelled to
give up comfortable quarters and to
find temporary camps.
STRIKERS REMAIN EIRM.
%V111 Not Yield to San Frnurlico Employ
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 5.—Wheth
er the local labor trouble is to he de
terminated or whether it Is to be Ex
tended to other unions and possibly
to other coast cities will probably be
determined tomorrow afternoon. The
directors of the Employers’ associa
tion are to meet then and decide on
their final position. Should they de
cide to make no concessions the union
leaders assert that they will issue or
ders for extreme measures. Andrew
Furuseth. secretary of the labor coun
cil. said today:
“We have done everything in our
power to meet the employers half way,
but through their attorney, Mr. Mich
ael. they have expressed a desire to
treat with us only on one basis—that
of the disruption of labor unions in
One Train in St. I.onl* Hirer.
-A WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. Aug. 5.—
The first ore train over the new Stony
Brook cut-off of the Eastern Minnesota
railroad went through the bridge over
the St. Louis river, just above Stony
Brook, fifty-two miles from here.
Jerry O'Reilly, head brakeman, was
killed and four other trainmen were
The engine and sixteen cars went
through the bridge and are now in the
St. Louis river. The bridge was 300
feet long and forty feet, above the
water. It was built of timber.
AiN Only In Friendship.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Aug. 5.—
Ex-Senator J. M. Thurston of Nebras
ka said the published statement that
he had tendered his professional ser
vices to Admiral Schley is incorrect.
“As his warm friend and admirer,"
said the senator, “1 wired him a mes
sage indicating my friendship and de
sire for his • omplete vindication, hut
nothing in the lino of professional as
sistance was suggested or thought of."
To Learn Cernmny'H Way.
HER LIN. Aug. 5.—A commission
) from the French chamber has arrived
in Bremen for the purpose of study
ing Germany’s canals and harbors.
RICH HARVEST IN NEBRASKA.
State Had Karaped Decantation and Will
Have a Ciood Crop.
OMAHA, Aug. 5.—Hot winds and
dry weather of July have been suc
ceeded by a cooler atmospnere and the
backbone of the drouth has been brok
en by good local showers in sections
of Nebraska where they did the great
est good to suffering crops.
Estimates on corn at this time are
unreliable, but basing last year’s yield
at 210,000,000 bushels on an acreage
of 8,000,000 with present indications
and favorable weather to follow it
seems fair to anticipate at least a
good half crop or an average of near
ly twelve and one-half bushels an
acre. Estimates at. this time are sub
ject to change and the one given is
The reduced crop will he materially
changed by the corresponding higher
price to be realized by the amount
yielded. It must he remembered that
the corn producing belt of Nebraska is
confined to the extreme eastern and
northeastern part of the state.
The Nebraska wheat crop escaped
ttie drouth, as it was out of danger be
fore the hot winds made their appear
ance. The increased acreage, together
with the excellent yield per acre, as
sures a harvest in bushels in excess of
Perhaps the crop which lias been
damaged more than any other by the
drouth is the potato crop. Districts
heretofore yielding from 200 to 2o0
bushels per acre report yields this year
of from ten to fifty bushels only.
The hay crop in the range districts
west and northwest will he far in ex
cess of any past season.
The oats crop will he light. The
yield per acre will be nominal in some
districts, not to exceed ten bushels
Excellent crop reports come from
the irrigated districts in the state.
COLOMBIAN TROOPS TUI RE.
An Army of K<*I>«*Im Defeated by the
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug, 5.—The
Venezuelan government announces
that a force of invaders under General
Rangel Garbiras, including twenty-five
battalions of the Colombian army, was
repulsed by the government troops and
compelled to fall back across the fron
tier after twenty-eight hours’ fighting
July 28 and 29.
It is officially asserted that the in
vaders lost 900 men, the government
troops losing 300. The government
has sent reinforcements to the fron
tieii. (.runt In Vienna.
LONDON, Aug. 5.—The Vienna cor
respondent of the Times telegraphs at
length an interview he has had with
General Frederick D. Grant of the
United States army, who is now in
Vienna on his way from Russia, where
he visited Princess Cantacuzene, his
• General Grant takes a hopeful view
of the speedy pacification of the Phil
ippines," says the correspondent, "al
though there is no question, in his
opinion, that the humane principles
now governing the conduct of the mil
itary operations greatly increase the
difficulties of suppressing guerrilla
IIuHband and Wife Whipped.
BLOOMINGTON. Ind.. Aug. 5.—John
.1 .Moore was aroused early this morn
ing by masked men who overpowered
him and his wife, dragged them to an
orchard, bound them to an apple tree
and gave them an unmerciful beating.
After lying in an exhausted condi
tion more than two hours the victims
returned home, where I)r. Helton at
During the whipping the leader's
mask fell and he was recognized by
Moore, who was warned under penalty
of deatli never to file a complaint
or disclose his identity.
Inspector Closes a Bank.
AUSTIN. Tex.. Aug. 5.—Bank In
spector .1. M. Logan today closed the
First National bank of this city. Al
leged excessive loans are said to be
the cause of thp inspector’s action.
The state of Texas is said to have
about $7r>,000 on deposit in the First
National. Total deposits of the bank
are reported to be over $200,000. No
official statement will Ire issued pend
ing the arrival of the chief inspector.
With Letter* From Sti»yn.
KROONSTAD. Orange River Colony.
Aug. 5.—Two Boers came into the
British lines today under a flag of
truce with a letter from former Presi
ITS* MUSHKOOM CITY
Lawton, Okla., Assumes Broad Propor
tions in Single Day.
HAS TfN THOUSAND INHABITANTS
They Flock In From F.l Keno After Cand
Cottcry I* Concluded— Four Hundred
lliiMine»ft IfoiiHCM, Uank and Newapaper
In the CUt of Enterprise*.
FORT SILL. Okl., Aug. 3.—A town
of 10.000 people, to be known as Law
ton, has grown up just outside the
fort limits within a night. Following
the dose of tlie land lottery yesterday
at Kl Reno thousands or home seekers,
who drew blanks started for the three
points picked out by the federal gov
ernment for town sites in the new
country, namely Anadarko. Hobart ami
Lawton. A majority of the people fa
vored Lawton, which is twenty-five
miles inland, and tonight thousands
are camped in and about the proposed
townsite awaiting the sale of lots Au
Already I .aw ton lias 400 temporary
business houses, including a grocery
firm and a newspaper, and three streets
have been laid out. A national bank
has tieen projected. Every form of
gambling known on the frontier is
being run wide open, side by side with
fake shows of various kinds, and to
add to t lie picturesque scene 1.00(1
Comanche Indians have pitched their
EL RENO. Okl.. Aug. 3—After the
last, of the 13,000 names were drawn
from the wheels last night the great
boxes containing the 154,000 names of
unlucky applicants were taken to the
school house. There the work of
drawing was continued, but no record
other than numbering the envelopes
and notifying the owner of the name
therein is being made.
It is thought no less tnan 20.000
names a day will be drawn from now
on. The last numbers giving a home
stead to their owners were drawn in
tiie Ef Reno district by C. H. Halbrook
of Portland, Mich., and by Harvey F.
McLaughlin of Arkansas City, Kan., in
the Lawton district. The closing scene
was tame and unmarked by any kind
of demonstration. The streets today
are lined with prairie schooners laden
with household goods and all are head
ed south. The town which last Mon
day accommodated about 40.000 visit
ors is nearly deserted today. Last
nignt's and this morning's trains have
carried away hundreds who remained
Tor the close of the drawings. The
commissioners who will have charge of
selling town sites will leave today or
tomorrow for their districts. The
sales will begin on August 6.
ANSWER TO THEIRSTON’S BRIEF.
It I* for Rejection of Application for
Renewed I.chkc of Land.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—An answer
to a brief filed at the interior depart
ment. by former Senator Thurston,
representing the Cherokee Oil and
Gas company, seeking a renewal of
valuable oil leases in Indian territory,
has been filed by R. C. Adams, repre
senting the Delaware Indians. About
11,520 acres of valuable land are at
stake. A hearing which had been set
for August 11, when the question of
renewing the leases was to be taken
up. has been postponed until Septem
ber 11 and the Delaware Indians will
seek further postponement until after
congress meets. The brief of the
Delawares asks the rejection of the
application of the Cherokee company
in its entirety and claims that the
company does not. present a fair rea
son “why it should have eighteen sec
tions of land, covering the homes and
Improvements of persons who have
prior and permanent rights.’’
Holil t'p Harvest Ham!*.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 3.—A special
to the Star from Arkansas City, Kan.,
says: "Two highwaymen held tip
eleven harvest hands in the railway
yards here and secured $105. seven
watches and some other jewelry. The
harvesters had been in Oklahoma and
were on their way to work iri the
Kansas fields. They were asleep in
an empty freight car. The highway
men forced them at the point of re
volvers to stand up and be searched.
Kruger May Vf*lt A merle i.
TUB HAGUE. Aug. f».—People who
are in close association with Mr.
Kruger say that up to the present it
has been decided that the Boer states
man will visit the United tSates.
SAYS Tilt BOTRS MURDER.
Kitrlimrr Keport* More Alleged Atroci
ties of the Kiieiuy.
LONDON, Aug. 2.—A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated from Pretoria
"French reports that he lias received
a letter from Kritzinger la Boer com
mander) announcing his intention to
shoot all natives in British employ,
whether armed or unarmed. Many
i asps of cold-blooded murder of natives
in Cape Colony have recently oc
Another dispatch from Lord Kitch
ener from Pretoria, dated today, says:
"On July 28 an officer’s patrol of
twenty yeomanry and some native
scouts followed two carts and a few
Boers fifteen miles from the railway
at Doom river, Orange River colony,
w here they were cut off by 200 Boers,
and after defending themselves in a
small building they surrendered when
their ammunition was exhausted.
Three yeomanry were wounded. After
the surrender the Boers made the na
tive scouts throw their hands up and
shot them in cold blood. They after
ward shot and wounded a yeoman. The
t'< mainder were released. The Boer.,
gave as a reason for shooting the yeo
man that they thought he was a Cape
boy.’ Evidence on oath has been
taken of the murders."
BOXt RS POSTING PLACARDS.
fall rpoll tlie Government In .MuKr War
Upon tlie Foreigner*.
CANTON. Aug. 2.- X’iolent anti-for
eign placards emanating from tlie Box
ers have been posted on tlie Christian
chapels. The placards protest against
the imposition of the house tax. saying
it is only exacted in order to meet the
indemnity to lie paid to the powers,
and proceeds: “if money can lie ob
tained, why not make war on tlie for
eigners? China is not yet defeated.
It is only the government's eyes which
are blinded by disloyal ministers. If
we refuse to fight, then it is a case of
'.ring too greedy to live, yet fearing
death. How can the steadily studied
military arts tie used except ngainn
foreigners? How can we otherwise
employ our regiments? During 1 DOt
much money will he collected through
lotteries, gambling and general taxes,
hut they will never he satisfied. There
fore, should the house tax he collected,
we will demolish the chapels and drive
out the Christians.”
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR EXPENSE
Announcement of CoKt Greeted With
Irish C heer*.
LONDON, Ang. 2.— In the house of
commons today Lord Stanley, the
financial secretary of the war office,
replying to a question, said the cos*
of the war in South Africa from April
to July 31 was £35,760,000. partly
chargeable against the deficit of last
year. The actual cost in July was
£1,250,000 weekly. The statement wah
greeted with ironical cheers.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, said if the war
contained at the same cost for the next
three months it would necessitate
spending the wholp of the reserve he
had provided for financiering the third
quarter, but he had reason tt hope that
this would not he necessary.
loaded Can at Zola'* Iloor.
PARIS, Aug. 2.—A small tin can,
containing several cartridges and
with an unlighted fuse attached to it,
was found yesterday evening at the
door of the apartment house in which
Emile Zola, the novelist, resides when
it* Paris. The police who examined
the can say that even if the fuse had
been lighted it would only have pro
duced a detonation resulting In no
damage. The officials regard the mat
ter as a practical joke.
Defeat the Revolutlouiftte*
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—Senor Don
Augusto F. Pulido, charge d'affaires of
the Venezuelan legation, received a
telegram front the Venezuelan consul
general in New York, General E. Gon
zales Esteves, confirming the report
that the 5,000 revolutionists were de*
feated In San Cristobal on July 29.
Major Win. K. AI my.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—Acting Ad
jutant General Ward has received a
cablegram announcing the death of Ma
jor William E. Almy. Porto liican reg
iment. at San Juan today, from appen
Kimberly i* Kiccu*e<t.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The navy
department has granted the request of
Rear Admiral Kimberley that he he ro
Heved from duty on the Schley court
of inquiry. His successor lias not been
THY TO KOI! A TRAIN
Five Masked Men Halt Baltimoro & Ohio
Flyer Near Chicago.
THLY BLOW IP TWO MAIL CARS
BIMa Kipremi Depurl ui«*ut lloraune of Iff
Uiiiisiuit Position—Kobbert Tli rent 4*11
to Tuk« th4» Life 4if the Kngitieer for
the Mistake Made.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—The Baltimore
& Ohio passenger train from the east,
which was due to arrive iu the Grand
Central depot, Chicago, at 9 o’clock
last night, "as held up by five masked
men at S o’clock between Edgmore an 1
Grand Calumet Heights, 1ml., thirty
one miles out from Chicago.
One of the mail cars, which contain
ed no money, was wrecked with dyna
mite. The attempt at robbery was
made after the two mail cars had been
detached from the train and run a
quarter of a mile ahead. The failure
of the robbers to make a rich haul was
due to the fact that the express car,
which contained the train's treasure,
was in an unusual place. It was the
third car In the train. After wrecking
the mail car and obtaining no booty
the robbers disappeared in the dark
ness without attempting to rectify
their mistake. The only loot that they
carried away with them as a result
of their adventure was the gold watch
of the engineer.
l ne train was tne New ^orn an i
Washington vestibule limited. Most of
the trainmen were shot at and had nar
row escapes from the bullets. No per
son was injured, either by the dyna
mite or firearms.
Just before climbing into tlie cab
the three men commenced to fire with
their revolvers to frighten away all
assistance. The shots produced tin
liveliest kind of a panic in the sleeping
cars, where the passengers made every
effort to hide their money and valu
ables before the robWrs could get at
them. No attempt, however, was mad'*
to roll any of the passengers.
After mounting the cab of the en
gine the robbers, covering the engineer
and fireman with their revolvers, made
them step down and go back the length
of two cars. They ordered, the men to
uncouple the first two cars, which was
done. They then hustled the two
trainmen back into the cab and, still
keeping the engineer covered with re
volvers, directed him to pull up some
distance from the rest of the train.
Engineer Collins ran tip 200 feet and
was then directed to stop. He did so.
and while one of the men remained to
guard him the others jumped off. and
hurling dynamite at the door of the
car which they judged to he the ex
press car. hurst open the door. Hastily
climbing in to get at the safe, they
were astonished to find that they had.
broken into a mail car. They threat
ened the engineer witli death for not
telling them that the cars which he
had uncoupled were not express cars,
and ordered him to return at once and
uncouple the next behind the baggage
cars. Climbing once more into his cab
Collins backed his engine dowtv
coupled on to the third car. which the
fireman was made to uncouple at the
rear end. and still with the muzzle of
the revolver at his head Collins was
ordered to run down the track as be
He drew away from the balance of
the train about the same distance as
on the first occasion, and the robbers
still leaving him under the charge ol
one of their number attacked the
other car. When they reached it they
found to their great wrath that they
had opened another mail car and that
it contained no money. The train had
been delayed now fully thirty minutes,
and. fearing that if they delayed any
longer, help would be coming to the
train crew, the robbers gave up their
attempt to rob the train and ran into
a thicket of scrub oaks at the side of
the train and disappeared.
Kenturkv Drouth Kndl.
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Aug. 1—The
drouth in Kentucky was broken last
night and this morning, when there
were heavy rainfalls in Frankfort
Owingsville. Danville. Paducah, Shel
byville. Paris, Carlisle, ancaster, Nich
olasville, Burgin, Versailles and Hop
Siege of IluenoH Ayres Fntiecl.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1.—The atat*
department has received from the
United States legation at Buenos Ayres
telegraphic information to the effect
that the state of siege declared in that
capitol an July 5, by reason of politi
cal disturbances, has been raised.
IMPROVEMENT TENDS SHORT.
MiftBouri Klrer CoiutxiiKaion Complain* of
Mliorta|;« of Fund*. *
WASHING l'ON, July 31.—The an
nual report of the Missouri river com
mission was received it the war de
partment today. For last year the
sundry civil act carried $350,000 to
preserve existing improvements and
to prevent threatened damage at Ruio,
and other points and $140,000 to com
plete the lock and dam at Osage river,
Missouri. The committee in its re
port complains of the inadequacy of
appropriations for accomplishing use
ful results on the Missouri river, or
for making progress toward an ulti
mate improvement. The fact that
there is little commerce on the river
the commission attributes to the con
dition of the river, which is such that
it is hazardous to run boats and im
possible to obtain insurance at rea
sonable rates. No commerce of con
sequence can be expected until the
river is put in navigable condition
and opened to the mouth.”
The completion of the work from
the mouth of the river to Jefferson
City, tlte report says, would demon
strate ttuit the commerce would
spring up and in addition millions
would lie added to the valley by pre
venting destruction caused by the
river. The commission estimates that
this result could be completed for
000,000 to $3,500,000, and recommends
$1,000,000 for tills work, during the
next fiscal year. For the Osage river
$50,300 is recommended.
WOOD S STAY TO BE SHORT.
K\|i«*rt* to Ketiirn to Havana an Soon a*
HU Health Will Tcrtnlt.
NEW YORK, July 31.—General
Leonard Wood, military governor of
Cuba, accompanied by Mrs. Wood and
their three children, arrived here to
day on the steamer Morro Castle from
Havana. General Wood said to a re
porter at the quarantine station:
‘‘I am feeling much better. I have
not had any fever for ten days and
, have an excellent appetite. 1 intend
Roing on hoard the steam yacht Ka
nawha for a short trip along the New
England coast, whore we hope to en
joy a spell of cool weather. 1 expect
my stay to be brief, as 1 intend to re
turn to Havana at the earliest possible
"When I left Havana everything
was remarkably quiet. I am highly
gratified by the kindness shown me by
the whole Cuban people during my ill
ness. Mrs. Wood and family will re
main In quarantine until August 3 as
the guests of Health Officer Doty ard
wife, after which Mrs. Wood will prob
ably join me on a visit to friends.”
General Wood left tfcs Morro Castle
at quarantine and went on board the
TOO MICH LIVE STOCK.
riillmlrl|ihla Yard* .lammed With L’n
PHILADELPHIA, July 31.—The
amount of live stock received this
week breaks all records. Every stock
yard in the city is jammed to the
doors and cattle have to be killed al
most faster than they can be taken
care of for lack of room. Meat prices
ate dropping and threaten to go to un
known depths. The cause of all this
congestion is the recent drouth in the
v/est. Nebraska, Kansas and Texas
are simply packing up and sending to
the east, so large an array of cattle
that the most experienced men in the
trade can think of no way to work it
Strike on In San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 31.—
The labor trouble in this city reached
a crisis today and as a result mari
time traffic and labor along the shore
are almost at a standstill, and in
dustry is almost totally paralyzed.
The order for a general walkout of the
City Front Federation was made ef
fective this morning. The City Front
Federation comprises fourteen unions
and organiaztions with a full member
ship of about 13,000.
Payne Returning Home.
MILWAUKEE. July 31.—Friends of
Henry C. Payne, national republican
committeeman of Wisconsin, received
advices by cable today stating that
Mr. Payne is at Nuremburg, not Ber
lin, and that he will sail for home
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, uJly 31—Today’s
statement of the treasury balances in
tlie general fund, exclusive of the
$130,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, shows: Avail
able cash balance, $176,078,982; gold,
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