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VOL. XVIII. LOUP CITY. SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8. 1901. NUMBER 52.
France Urges Its Claim on Sultan With
Menace of War Ships.
BROKEN TREATIES TO BE MENDED
C'outractH Are Haid to He Disregarded or
Kucroactied Upon—War Vessels Now
Doing Forward to Knforce the Decrees
of (lie French DoVernment*
PARIS, Nov. 4.—This morning M.
Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs,
telegraphed M. Baptist, counseler agent
for the French embassy in Constanti
nople, directing him to present today
to Tew Me Pasha, Ottoman minister of
loi! n affairs, a note asking how the
Turkish government proposed to pay
the Lorando claims and demanding the
execution of the sultan's irade dealing
with that matter. The note will also
request satisfaction regarding the
rights of France, which are defined in
the various treaties and which in some
cases have not been respected and in
others have been encroached upon by
'i ne declarations of what has been
done bears out the statement made
yesterday regarding the intentions of
the French government. Admiral Cail
lard is expected to reach his destina
tion tomorrow. The foreign office has
received no news from him since his
division left the other division of the
Mediterranean squadron four days ago.
It Is pointed out that the absence
of news is not surprising, as the in
structions to Admiral Caillard were to
steer due south and avoid passing in
sight of Bonifacio, Corsica or travers
ing the strait of Messina in order to
prevent his movements being signaled.
The vessels of the division carried
only a normal supply of coal, but this
would be much more than enough to
enable them to steam 1,500 miles, the
estimated distance they must cover be
fore reaching their destination.
It is expected that Admiral Caillard
will be joined en route by the torpedo
cruiser Condora, which is stationed in
Cretan waters, and may be met by the
torpedo dispatch boat Vantour, which
is stationed at Constantinople. It is
also probable that the cruiser Admiral
Charner, which arrived at Port Said
October 31, from the far east, is being
held -aere in order to join Admiral
Caillard if needed.
It is further reported that three oth
er war ships are held in readiness at
Toulon to reinforce him should their
presence be necessary.
ICE RUNS ON THE YUKON
Communication With Diuvhod by Water
A ''O'O ♦«* (')'«««»
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Nov. 4 __
The steamer Dirigo, from Skagway.
brought 100 passengers and 700 tons of
canned salmon. Navigation is practi
cally ended on the Yukon. On October
27 cake ice was running out of Pelly
river into the Yukon. Slush ice was
running at Dawson and the river was
daily expected to close.
Great preparations are being made
at Dawson and during the winter there
will be strong competition for over
ice travel. An opposition stage line
will be put on. A large number of men
are working on roads and trails and
when the river freezes everything will
be in readiness for stages.
The revenue cutter Rush, with Gov
ernor Brady and Rev. Sheldon Jack
son on board, is cruising in the vicin
ity of Wrangel, visiting the Indian
Kcport on School Militia.
WASHINGTON, D. C.t Nov. 4.—The
census report on school, militia and
voting ages for all states and terri
tories shows the following summary
for the country as a whole: Persons
of school age, 5 to 20 years, 26. 110,
788, of whom 24,897.130 are native
born, 22.406,211 are white and 13,036,
160 are males; males of militia age,
16.300,363. of whom 13,132,280 are na
tive born; males of voting age, 21,
329,819, of whom 19,036,043 are white.
Of the total number of males 21 years
of age and over 2,326.155 are illiterate.
Of the 16,227,285 native born males 21
years of age and over, 1,706,298 are
Illiterate, and of the 5,102,534 foreign
born. 620,002 are illiterate.
Mr«. <ira»l Iler.elf Again.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—Mrs. Grant
widow of General Grant, has almost
recovered from her recent indisposi
tion. She suffers from a bronchial af
fection, which, however, does not con
fine her to her room. Mrs. Sartoris,
Mrs. Grant's daughter, will remain
■with her mother during the winter.
DAY fOR RENDERING THANKS
Preukdent Itsues Ills Anneal rrodaina*
tion, Fixing It »u November 38.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—President
Roosevelt Saturday Issued his procla
mation fixing Thursday, November 28,
as a day of national thanksgiving. It
The season is nigh when, according
to the time-hallowed custom of our
people, the president appoints a day
as the especial occasion for praise and
thanksgiving to God.
This Thanksgiving finds the people
still bowed with sorrow for the death
of a great and good president. We
mourn President McKinley; we also
honored him. and .the manner of his
death should awaken in the breasts
of our people a keen anxiety for the
country, and at the same time a reso
lute purpose not to be driven by any
calamity from the path of strong, or
derly, popular liberty which, as a na
tion, we have thus fnr trod.
Yet in spite of the great disaster it
is, nevertheless, true that no people
on earth have such abundant cause
for thanksgiving as we have, the last
year in particular having been one of
peace and plenty. We have prosperity
in things material and have been able
to work for our own uplifting in
things intellectual and spiritual. Let
us remember that, as much has been
given us, much will be expected from
us, and that true homage comos from
the heart as well as from the lips and
shows itself in deeds. We can best
prove our thankfulness to the Al
mighty by the way in which on this
earth and at this time each of us does
his duty to his fellow men.
Now’, therefore, i, ineoaore tiou»u
velt, president of the I'nited Stales,
do hereby designate as a day of gen
eral thanksgiving Thursday, the 28th
of this present November, and do rec
ommend that throughout the land the
people cease from their wonted occu
pations and at their several homes and
places of worship reverently thank the
Giver of all Good for the countless
blessings of our nation.
In witness of which I have hereunto
sex my hand and caused the otal of
the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
second day of November, in the year
of our Lord 1901, and of the independ
ence of the United States the 126th.
By the president,
JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.—The cen
sus bureau statistics of manufactures
in Colorado and Utah show for the
two states a capital of $77,476,420 and
4,070 establishments. In Colorado the
capital invested in manufactures and
mechanical industries aggregate $2,
825,427; establishments, 3,570; wage
earners, 24,725; value of products,
$102,830,133. This is an increase of
over 135 per cent in capital and 142
per cent in value of products since'
The Utah figures show a capital of
$14,650,948, an increase of 122 per
cent. Establishments, 1,400; average
number of wage earners, 6,615; value
of products, $21,215,783, an increase of
138 per cent.
Bala of Alfalfa Ktd Hogs.
LODGE POLE. Neb., Nov. 4.—S. H.
Hardin of Ranchester, Wyo., pur
chased of Robert S. Oberfeider 150
head of choice spring Poland-China
sows averaging in weight about 155
pounds. These sows were raised al
most exclusively on alfalfa and are of
the large-boned Poland-Ohina variety.
The pigs will be taken to the Hardin
ranch on the Crow reservation in
Montana, where Mr. Hardin has large
tracts of alfalfa and immense herds of
Wisconsin Judge Dead.
NENA, Wls., Nov. 4.—Judge A. L.
Collins Is dead at the home of his son,
A. W. Collins. He was 91 years of age.
He was a son of Brigadier General
Oliver Collins, who served in the war
Porteinouth Ordered to Canton.
WASHINGTON. D. C„ Nov. 4.—The
navy department has ordered the gun
boat at Portsmouth, N. H., the Colon,
to relieve the gunboat Maehias, which
has been watching over affairs at that
port for some months past.
No Additional Cane*.
GLASGOW, Nov. 4.—No additional
cases of the plague have been officially
reported to a late hour tonight. Two
hundred employes of the Central Sta
tion hotel are confined to the hotel
precincts for observation.
English Arms Meet With Another Disas
trous Reverse Near Bethel.
TWENTY-fOIR MEN ARE KILLED
Thrice that Number Wonndtd and Four
Have Sinre I>l«»d—Col. Ilenaon Among;
the Slain — He Falla in a Sudden Attack
From the Hear.
LONDON, Nov. 2.—Lord Kitchener
lias reported to the war office a disas
ter to the British near Bethel, eastern
Transvaal, in which two guns wpre
lost, several officers killed or wounded,
fifty-four men were killed and 100
The following is the text of Lord
Kitchener's dispatch, dated Pretoria,
“I have just heard of a severe at
tack made on the rear guard of Colonel
Benson's column when about twenty
miles northwest of Bethel, near
Brokeniaagte, during a thick mist.
"The strength of the enemy is re
ported to have been 1,000. They rush
ed two guns with the rear guard, but
it is uncertain whether they were en
abled to remove them.
"I fear our casualties were heavy.
Colonel Benson was wounded. A re
lieving column will reach him this
I alter Lord Kitchener telegraphed
"Colonel Barter, who marched from
tho constabulary line yesterday,
reached Benson's column early this
morning (Friday) unopposed. He re
ports that Colonel Benson died of his
"The other casualties are the fol
lowing: Killed—Colonel E. Guineas,
Major F. D. Murray, Captains M. W.
Kundeay and F. T. Thorould, Lieuten
ants E. V. I. Brooks and Ft. E. Shop
ard and Second Lieutenant A. J. Cor
"Died of his wounds—Captain Lyrre
Ijord Kitchener then gives the names
of thirteen other officers who were
wounded, most of them severely, and
announces that fifty-four non-commis
sioned officers and men were killed
and 160 were wounded, adding that
four of the latter have since died of
their wounds. The dispatch then says:
'I assume that the two guns have
been recovered and the enemy has
withdrawn, but l have no further de
"I deeply regret the loss of Colonel
Benson and the other officers and men
who fell with him. In Benson the
service loses a most gallant and eapa
ble officer, who invariably led his col
umn with marked success and judg
"The fighting w-as at very close
quarters and maintained with deter
mination by both sides.
"The enemy suffered heavily, but I
have not yet received a reliable esti
mate. The Boers retired east.”
Colonel Benson had been for some
time operating in the vicinity of
Bethel, which is northeast of tander
ton. He surprised a Boer laager Octo
ber 2 near Trickhardsfontein.
DELAY IN SELECTING BISHOP.
Dlncem* of Dubuque Not Llkeljr to Be
Snpplled Before December.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—It Is be
lieved here that the papal brief ap
pointing a bishop for the new Du
buque (Iowa) diocese will not be re
ceived before the last part of Novem
ber at the earliest, and probably not
until toward Christmas time. The last
mail from Rome failed to bring any
developments in the matter, which has
been pending action ever since last
winter, and as October is a period of
vacation in Vatican circles, it will be
well toward the close of the month
before any official advices on the sub
ject reach this country, and in the pro
cedure of the pontifical administration
it may be considerably later. The
names of the candidates submitted by
Cardinal Martinelli have been before
Pope Leo tor a long time. The utmost
secrecy is observed always in such
matters, but it is believed that Dr.
Garrigan of the faculty of the Cath
olic university here is one of them.
Cable Toll to Philippine*.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—The Com
mercial Cable company this morniny
sent out the following notice: “We arf
advised that the following reduced
rates to the Philippine islands go inti
effect on the 15th inst.: Luzon island
$1.68 per word, from New York: al
other islands, $1.76 per word from
ISSUES DISTRESS WARRANT.
France Sends » Fleet Along to Assist In
Collecting From Turkey.
PARIS, Nov. 1.—The officials of
the French foreign office confirm the
report that a division of the French
Mediterranean Meet, composed of
three battleships and two cruisers,
under the command of Admiral Cail
lard, has proceeded from Tonlon to
the levant to make a naval demon
stration against Turkey,
A foreign office communication to
the correspondent hore of the Asso
ciated Press said:
"The squadron sailed with sealed
orders and proceeds first to a Greek
port, the Island of Syra, I think,
where the admiral will receive defi
nite instructions as to carrying out
his sealed orders. I am not at liberty
to say what the sealed orders are,
but the seizure of the customs at
Smyrna will probably be a very effec
tive way of convincing the sultan
that France’s patience is exhausted
and that we have decided to enforce
an immediate execution of the Turk
ish government's engagements. We,
however, are very hopeful that the
sultan wtl not compel us to go to that
"Our squadron wil not reach the
Greek port before Sunday. The Turk
ish government has thus still three
days of grace and we trust in the
meantime to receive complete satis
faction. We have acted very consid
erately toward Turkey, hoping up to
the last moment that she would carry
out her engagements, and it is only
now, when we find there is no seri
ous indication of her doing so, that
we have reluctantly resolved to put
stronger pressure to boar in the shape
of a naval demonstration."
TURKEY TO REFUSE PAYMENT
Prepurln* Hefen»e for Kaimnin Demand*
ril by Mill stone's Captors.
CONSTANT! NOPE, Nov. 1.—The
Turks are already preparing to re
sist the anticipated demand of the
United States foir the repayment nec
essary to secure the release of Miss
Ellen M. Stone, the abducted Ameri
can missionary. The porte repudiates
all responsibility for the kidnaping
of Miss Stone and maintains that the
United States has no claim against
Turkey, and that the latter shall re
fuse to pay money expended in her
behalf. A high Turkish official this
morning informed a representative of
the Associated Press that the refusal
of the claims would be founded on
these contentions: That Miss Stone,
although warned of the dangers of
the road, persisted in traveling; sec
ond, that she did not notify the au
thorities of her intention, in order to
obtain an escort, which precaution
even the foreign consults always take
when traveling in such outlying, in
secure districts of the empire; and
third, that the brigandB who kidnaped
Miss Stone and her companion were
Bulgarians, that the coup was plan
ned in Bulgaria and that sanctuary
was found in Bulgarian territory.
ROOSEVELT TO PRESS BITTON
I’renldeut Will Formally Open West In
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1—President
Roosevelt was today invited to attend
the South Carolina Institute and West,
Indian exposition to be held in
Charleston, S. C„ beginning December
2. The president said he would at
tend if public business did not pre
The committee suggested February
12, Lincoln's birthday. This caught
the president’s attention and he said
he would attend on that day if possi
The president promised to open the
exposition on December 2 by touch
ing a button in the White House. The
committee which saw the president
was headed by F. W. Wagner, presi
dent of the exposition.
AID TO REBELS MEANS DEATH
Philippine** Comroiftsion Draft! an Ae
MANILA, Nov. 1.—The Philippine
commission has drafted an act against
treason and sedition. The penalty
prescribed for treason is death and
the act is framed to include those
persons giving aid and comfort to the
insurgents. Persons who utter sedi
tious words or who write libels
against the United States government
or the insular government aae punish
able by the imposition of a fine of
$2,000 or ten years' imprisonment.
For breaking the oath of allegiance
a fine of $2,0C0 or imprisonment far
ten years is fixed as the penalty. For
eigners are placed under the same
laws as the Americans and natives.
Her Intcrosta to Be Diecnesed in the
IRRIGATION TOR THE GREAT PLAINS
President Rooievtlt Familiar With the
Needs of the West and Intends to Do
What He Can In the Way of Providing
the Same—Miscellaneous Matters.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—Irrigation
for the arid and semi-arid states is
to be seriously considered in Presi
dent Roosevelt's first message to con
gress. and it will be accorded as much
space as will the part devoted to reci
procity and the Isthmian canal. This
Is the judgment of the western sen
ators and representatives who have
seen the president in relation to this
Elwood Mead, irrigation expert of
the Department of Agriculture, also
confirms the view that irrigation will
have serious consideration in Presi
dent Roosevelt's message. He had a
long conference with the chief execu
tive today. Mr. Mead reviewed the
whole subject of irrigation with the
president, who is no stranger to the
wants of the west.
“Having lived for many years in
the arid section of the country. Pres
ident Roosevelt did not have to be
told of the present conditions of that
section,’’ said Mr. Mead. “Our talk
was along definite plans for the recla
mation of the arid lands, and 1 hope
some plan satisfying all interests for
the upbuilding of the west can be ]
formulated upon which we can all
Captain .1. H. Culver of Milford,
Neb., who has been in Washington
several days on matters connected
with the War department, said today
that orders had been issued for the
Fifteenth infantry to prepare for
transportation to the Philippines.
Captain Culver's son is second lieu
tenant of one of tlie companies of
this regiment, although at present un
assigned. Captain Culver returns
from nearly three years’ service in
the Philippines enthusiastic in praise
of the wonderful possibilities of the
MISS GOILD ACCEPTS THE TRUST
Two Dutleti Are Imported (Jpon Younj;
NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—Miss Helen
M. Gould tonight announced that she
had accepted the position of vice
president of the McKinley Memorial
association. "I shall,” said Miss
Gould, "gladly serve on the commit
tee and accent the office and do all I
can to help build the monument to
the memory of the late president. It
is a worthy undertaking and I am
heartily in favor of it.”
Miss Gould also said that she had
accepted the invitation to be a mem
ber of the Board of Worsen Managers
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition
Carrying Coal* to Ft ana*.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.-4Tona.il
General Skinner, at Marseille*, under
date of October 4, Informs thv a.tate
department of Increasing success of
American coal in the French market.
During the first half of 1900, says Mr.
Skinner, 457,732 tons of English coal
arrived at Marseilles, as against ?.779
of American. From January to July
of this year, however, the figures stood
389,303 tons of English and 97,622 tuna
German Walter* S"lit Home,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31—The thirty
German waiters who arrived in this
country early in the present month on
the steamer Mongolian have been or
dered by the treasury department to
be deported. Upon landing in New
York the waiters were arrested un
der the contract labor law. After an
Investigation of the case it was held
that they were here in violation of the
law. They took an appeal to the sec
retary of the treasury.
Ttrounlnfr Killing: Abrogated.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—The secre
tary of the interior formally abrogated
what is known as the Browning rul
ing, which in effect holds that it is
the duty of the service to fill the
regular government schools before
permitting drafts on the Indian chil
dren for sectarian school enrollment.
More Troop* for the Front.
LONDON, Oct. 31.—The war office
Sent orders to Aldershot last night
directing that a brigade of cavalry
be prepared to start for South Africa
hy the middle of next month.
MIS BRAIN AT LEAST NORMAL
PhTsIrlanii Holding Autopsy on Csolgotl
AUBURN, N. Y., Oct. 30.—Naturally
almost the entire attention of th®
physicians assigned to hold the au
topsy was directed towards discover
ing whether the assassin was in any
way mentally irresponsible. The au
topsy w’as conducted by Dr. Carlos
MacDonald, Dr. E. A. Spitzka and
Prison Physician Gerin.
The top of the head was sawed
through the thickest part of the skull,
which was found to be of normal
thickness, and it was the unanimous
opinion after the microscopical exam
ination that the brain was normal or
slightly above normal. This demon
strated to the satisfaction of the phy
sicians that in no way was Czolgosz’a
mental condition, except insofar as it
might have been perverted, responsi
ble for the crime.
The autopsy was completely short
ly !>efore noon, when the surgeons Is
sued the following brief statement:
‘ The autopsy was made by Mr. Ed
ward A. Spitzka of New York under
the immediate supervision and direc
tion of Dr. Carlos MacDonald of New
York and Dr. John Gerin, prison phy
sician. The autopsy occupied over
three hours and embraced a careful
examination of all the organs, includ
ing the hraln. The examination re
vealed a perfectly healthy state of all
the organs, including the brain. All
of the physicians who attended the
execution were present at the au
topsy and all concurred in the find
ing of the examiners.
"JOHN GEU1N, M. D.
“CARLOS F. MACDONALD, M. D.
“E. A. SPITZKA."
BIFFALO BILL LOSES HORSES
One Hundred of HI* Show Hornes Killed
In Wreck In South Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30—A head-on
collision occurred at Linwood, N. C„
between Buffalo Bill's train and a
freight train. The master of the show
train was badly hurt and the engineer
and fireman of tahe same train receiv
ed slight Injuries. About 100 of Buf
falo Bill's horses were killed and the
four cars containing them totally
wrecked. One car of the freight was
demolished. Neither engine left the
Buffalo Bill’s train was traveling as
second section to fast freight No. 72
and, according to orders, had the right
of way. it Is said that the freight
conductor overlooked the fact that
there was a second section to the fast
freight, the accident being due to this
I,eniion* in HuHdSnjr Road*.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—A special
good roads train similar to the train
recently run over the southern lines
of the Illinois Central road was sent
out by the Southern railroad with the
object of giving practical lessons in
road-building in the southern states
through which the road passes. The
officials of the National Good Roads
association, including President Moore
and Secretary Richardson, are in
charge of the train and will conduct
good road conventions in the principal
cities and towns visited.
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Corkrnn Thrown From a Kora*. '
NEW YORK. Oct. 30—Bourke Cock
ran was severely injured by being
thrown from his horse while riding
about his place at Sands Point. L. I.
There was no witness to the accident.
Mr. Cockran was tiding a spirited
horse and was either thrown or the
horse stumbled. When he was found
he was unconscious on the ground and
was suffering from bruises and a cut
on the head, from which there was a
considerable flow of blood.
Shot Dead by HI* own Gan.
BLAIR. Neb., Oct. 30—While Milton
McCoy and Earl Meyers were duck
hunting on De Soto lake, four miles
south of Blair, McCoy was accident
ally shot and lived only a few min
utes. The two men were out in the
middle of the lake when it began rain
ing and they pulled for the short. Mc
Soy stepped out on the bank and pull
ed out the gun, muzzle foremost.
Mou ml hi: Period Is Over.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30—President
Roosevelt and party occupied two
boxes at the New National theater last
night and witnessed Daniel Frohman's
company in “Lady Huntsworth's Ex
Schoolmaster fainted Ked.
PLYMOUTH. Wis., Oct. 30 —Herman
Dormier, a school teacher, was han
dled roughly by a mob here and given
a coat of red paint, the result of his
expressed sympathy for President Mc
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