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    Loup City Northwestern.
The King and Queen of England Hear
tily Participate in Holy Expressions
of Gratitude for Pence Which Now
Reigns in South Africa.
LONDON, June 9 —The noisy jubila
tion with which Ixmdon lias resounded
for the last week was surrounded by
the less noisy demonstrations of thank
fulness for the return of peace in
South Africa.
The thanksgiving service held in
London yesterday was typical of the
services held throughout the empire,
hut the presence of King Edward and
other members of the royal family at
the principal devotional service In
London, and the progress of the royal
personages to and from St. Paul's ca
thedral through cheering thousands of
British subjects and visitors in London
gave thanksgiving day in the metrop
olis the added feature of a notable his
toric occasion.
The program of the morning was not
intended to be accompanied by special
Although the weather was chilly, the
streets for the entire distance from the
palace to the cathedral were thickly
lined with people, who bared their
heads and cheered as the members of
the royal family and other notabilities
King Edward, who wore the uniform
of a field marshal, was greeted with
enthusiasm, and his majesty, the prince
of Wales, and the other xrrinces were
busily engaged in acknowledging salu- ,
tations from the crowd.
Lord Roberts, who drove with his
wife and daughters, was one of the fig
ures most conspicuously greeted with'
The royal personages were driven
down the Mall to Trafalgar square and
through the Strand and through Fleet
At Temple Bar the officials of Lon
don for the first time since the jubilee
of the late Queen Victoria awaited the
sovereign in state.
The king’s carriage was stopped!
when it reached the city officials and
the lord mayor of London, Sir .Joseph
C. Dimsdale, presented the sword of
the city to his majesty and utter a
formal welcome. The king returned
the sword, smiled, bowed and simply
remarked: “Thank you very much.”
The streets leading to St. Paul's ca
thedral were densely crowded with
people and a number of persons fainted
In the crush outside the barriers, which
had been erected within the cathedral.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
alighted at the west entrance of St.
Paul's. Here they were received by
the bishops of Stepney and Ivondon
and by them conducted to their seats,
which were under the dome of the
building and directly in front of the
Supporters of Nicaragua Route Will
Try to Secure Vote.
WASHINGTON. June 9—The greater
part of the time of the senate the pres
ent week will be given to the inter
oceanic bill. An effort probably will
be made by the supporters of the Ni
caragua route to secure an agreement
to vote on the bill next Saturday, but
the probabilities are all against suc
Senator Harris of Kansas will open
the debate today in support of the Ni
caragua route and he will be followed
by various other senators for and
against the measure.
r Senator Fairbanks has given formal
notice of a speech on Wednesday. He
Will support the Spooner bill.
Make Too Much of Athletics.
NEW YORK, June 9.—Bishop Bur
gess of the Episcopal diocese of Long
Island, in the baccalaureate sermon to
students of Columbia university and
Bernard college, said that while the
names of the winners of athletic prizes
were preserved in bronze, those who
won the Greek prizes at universities
were more often writ in water. Con
tinuing the bishop said: “It has been
said the physical development of the
highest type are incompatible with one
dhother. The time has passed when
we can pass by the body and we realize
that the man, strong in health, will
be better able to fight the battles of
*e and the demons of fancy that
unt men.”
Pacific Cable and Irrigation Bills Will
Be Considered.
WASHINGTON. D. C., June 9.--The
house program for this week includes
consideration of the Pacific cubic and
the senate irrigation bills, which the
rules committee is anxious to have
disposed of before the time set for
taking up the first government bill.
Special rules have been prepared for
consideration of both measures.
The cable bill wil lbe given two
and the irrigation bill three days.
The cable bill provides for an Amer
ican built and an American laid cable
to conduct our Insular possessions in
the Philippines. It carries a direct
appropriation out of the treasury for
this purpose.
Mr. Corliss, the author of the bill,
professes confidence that it will pass.
The opposition to the measure believe
the cable to the Philippines should
be laid by private enterprise. Some
of the house leaders, including Mr.
Cannon, chairman of the appropriation
committee, it is understood, will op
pose the irrigation bill, but the
friends of the measure are very hope
ful of its passage.
People Too Busy for Discussion of
NEW YORK, June 9.—Gov. Odell
talked at length about his trip
through the country. He visited
twenty-five states. He says he was
surprised at the prosperity cf the
country. While he discussed every
state he visited he paid particular
tribute to Nebraska, saying: "Pros
perity is universal in Nebraska, where
there is promise of munificent crops.
People are not paying much atten
tion to politics. It is all business
with them. They are interested in
the Cuban sugar proposition mainly
because of the cultivation of beet
sugar. On this issue there is some
division of opinion as to the proper
policy of the administration. In
other respects the administration is
generally endorsed.”
Excursion Train in Michigan Jumps
the Track with Serious Results.
ALPENA. Mich., June 9.—An evcur
sion train on the Detroit & Mackinaw
railroad, which left here yesterday
morning for Saginaw, consisting of
an engine and twelve coaches and
carrying over 500 passengers, was
wrecked at Black river, while running
at a speed of forty miles an hour.
One man was instantly killed, three
were probably fatally injured and
nearly fifty others received injuries of
various degrees of severity, ranging
from bruises and cuts to broken limbs.
Farmer Murders a Doctor.
GARDEN GROVE. Ia„ June 9.—Be
cause he returned to this village in
spite of a threat that Ills life would
be taken if he did so, Dr. W. D. Duff
has been shot and killed by \V. H.
Clark, a farmer. Dr. Duff had for
merly practiced medicine here, but re
cently removed to Blockton.
Ill feeling had existed between the
two men and when the doctor de
parted, Clark promised to kill him if
he ever came back. When Clarke
learned that Duff had returned, he bor
rowed a shotgun, and, locating the
doctor in a drug store, he entered
and fire two shots at him, both tak
ing effect near the heart.
Clarke at once gave himself into
custody, remarking that he had kept
his promise.
Negro Kills White Woman.
LAWRENCE, Kan., June 9—Mary
Coop, a white woman, was killed at
her house in the lower part of townj
today by Charles Anderson, a negro
restaurant employe. There were no
witnesses to the crime. The woman's
heck was broken. Anderson was ar
Pug Ryan Captured.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., June 9.-*
Png Ryan, said to have been the lead
er of a gang of desperadoes who, in a
fight several years ago with a posse
hf Breckenridge officers killed two of
the latter, has been arrested here.
Railroad Building In Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 9.—The Ore
gonian says: It is now stated posi
tively that a railroad will be built be
tween Coos Bay and Rosebury and
that construction w ill begin by Septem
ber 1 at the latest.
Kruger to Remain in Holland.
BRUSSELS, June 9.—Mr. Kruger
declares that he will end his days in
The Town, Which Stood at Foot of
Mountain, Almost Completely De
stroyed—Places Twenty-Five Miles
Distant Feel the Effects.
SAN FllANCISCO, June 7.—Another
city in Central America has suffered
almost complete destruction and hun
dreds of its inhabitants have been
killed by volcanic eruptions.
The steamer Palena, which arrived
today from southern Italy ports, brings
the news that the town of Retalbulen,
situated at the foot of Mount Tacona,
In Guatamala, has been buried under a
mass of lava, stones and ashes thrown
from the volcanic crater and probably
1,000 of its people have perished.
The volcano is about twenty-five
miles from Champanico, and near the
town of Tapaehulo, which, it is be
lieved, also suffered severely. The
eruption occurred several days before
Palena arrived at Champanico. The
vessel’s officers were informed by the
agent at that place that the volcano
had shown signs of the impending
eruption for several days previous to
the outbreak. In fact, Mount Tacona
had been restless ever since the great
earthquake of April IS, which destroyed
the city of Quoznltenago. For weeks a
black pall of smoke hung over Its sum
mit, and the glare from the crater fre
quently illuminated the sky.
Many of the inhabitants of Retal
bulen fled from their homes to places
of safety and these escaped frightful
deaths. When the eruption at last
broke forth In its full fury showers of
lava, ashes and stones were ejected and
covered the country for miles around. |
The Ray of Champanico was a mass of
floating pumice and ashes.
No details were obtainable by the
officers of Palena, but the loss of life
was estimated at not less than 1,000.
The same steamer brought a letter to
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., agents of the
Pacific Coast Steamship company, from
G. M. Mellville, their agent at Guate
mala, confirming the report of the
eruption. He also stated that since the
earthquake of April 18 shocks had been
of almost daily occurrence. A few
days before Palena sailed a small vil
lage near Mount Tacona was destroyed,
but no details could be obtained.
The volcano of Santa Maria is also
said to have been in a state of eruption.
Countervailing Sugar Duty,
SIMLA, India, June 7.—The sugar
bill, empowering the government of
India to impose a countervailing duty
on bountied sugar until the Brussels
convention becomes effective, passed
the council today. The viceroy of
India, Lord Kurzon of Kedleston, in
a speech, exhorted the refiners to im
prove their methods and justify the
protection provided by the counter
vailing duties imposed on bountied
Union Pacific Buys Stock.
NEW YORK. June 7—The Evening
Post today says: "The Union Pacific
Railroad company has increased its,
buddings of Southern Pacific (Stock
from $75,000,000 to $90,000,000.
Immigration Increases.
NEW YORK, June 7—The official
immigration figures for the port of
New York for May say that 82,054
immigrants were landed during the
month, as against 73,067 for April.
From Morocco to Washington.
MADRID, June 7.—Senor deOjada,
the former Spanish minister to Mor
occa, has been gazetted minister of
Spain at Washington, in succession
to Duke de Areos.
Boers Given Parole.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 7.—
Boer officers who have neon living in
the prison camps on the islands near
here have been allowed their liberty
on parole.
Kruger in Good Health.
THE HAGUE. June 7-There is no
foundation for the reports that Mr.
Kruger is ill. On the contrary he is
enjoying good health.
King of Saxony Very III.
DRESDEN, Saxony, June 7.—The
Condition of King Albert of Saxony,
who has been ill for some time, is
regarded as critical.
Votes Fifty Thousand Pounds for His
Services in South Africa.
LONDON, June 6.—In accordance
with King Edward's message to the
blouse of Commons yesterday, the gov
ernment leader, A. J. Balfour, in the
(house this afternoon asked for a vote
of £50,000 to Lord Kitchener. As a
remarkable coincidence, Parliament,
on this day three years ago, voted its
thanks and £30,000 to the same gene
ral lor his services in Egypt.
The liberal leader, Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman, who seconded the mo
tion, paid a warm tribute to lxird
Kitchener, as a soldier and a states
John Dillon, Irish nationalist, led the
opposition in behalf of the national
ists. Mr. Dillon said he and his friends
absolutely objected to the vote, be
cause they were opposed to the policy
of the war in South Africa and the
conduct of the campaign, which in
volved wholesale devastation of the
country, the burning of farms and
sacrifice of life.
William Redmond, Irish nationalist,
caused a scene of great disorder by re
making that Lord Kitchener would
go down in history as a general who
had "made war on women and chil
dren." This remark called forth loud
cries of "Withdraw" and appeals to
the chairman to call Mr. Redmond
to order. The chairman said the ex
pression used was not disorderly, but
a majority of the house refused to lis
ten any further to Mr. Redmond and
interrupted him with all kinds of
After a quarter of an hour spent by
Mr. Redmond in a fruitless endeavor
to gain a hearing, the closure was
The closure was adopted by 273 to
138 votes, ami the grant of £50,000 to
Lord Kitchener was carried by 380 to
44 votes. The minority consisted of
Irish nationalists and two or three
To Unionize Farm Hands.
DENVER. Colo., June 6.—The
American (formerly Western) Labor
union convention today made an im
portant move in the war which is to
be waged against the American Fed
eration of Labor by the adoption of
a resolution inviting the National
Brewery Workers’ association to join
the American Labor union. Efforts
will be made to organize the farmers
and farm hands of the west and to
have them co-operate with the Amer
ican Labor union in political contests.
Trophies of Henry's Visit.
BERLIN, June 6.—Emperor William
has turned over several hundred
souvenirs of the trip of Prince Henry
to the United States to the Hotaen
zollern museum. Conspicuous in this
collection is the cartoon representing
President Roosevelt in the uniform of
the German garde du corps, and Em
peror William in the uniform of an
officer of the United States army, both
bowing profusely.
Hardware Dealers Organize.
HASTINGS. Neb., June 6.—About
sixty retail hardware merchants from
various points in Nebraska met here
and perfected the “Ptebraska Retail
Hardware Dealers' association.” The
object of the association is for mutual
protection. In this they hope to
bring the trusts to time and to pre
vent them from attempting any exces
sive rise in prices of the class of
goods that they handle.
Money in Strawberries.
SHENANDOAH. Ia., June 8.—The
local strawberry crop is coming in
nicely now and the fruit is command
ing a fancy price. One of the local
gardeners, Mr. Henry Field, has al
ready sold $200 worth of berries off
from a single onc-acre patch. He ex
pects the acre of ground to return him
almost $1,000.
Brisson Refuses to Do It.
PARIS, June 6.—M. Henry Bris
son, the former premier, who is a
radical republican in politics, went to
the Elysee palace as a result of Pres
ident Loubet's summons, and wa9
asked to form a new cabinet, but M.
Brisson declined.
Rains Help Winter Wheat.
CEDAR BLUFFS, Kan., June 6.—
Heavy rains have fallen on the St.
Francis branch from Beaver City to
Herndon. Winter wheat is assured.
Priest and Miner Drowned.
DENVER, June 6.—Rev. Cornelius
O’Rourke, a well known Catholic
clergyman of Silverton, Colo., was
drowned in the Las Animaa river.
Frenzied Masses Convert Business
Streets Into Veritable Battlefield—
Meat Wagons Face Torrents of
CHICAGO, June 5.—At 1:30 a. m..
after four hours of consultation in
which the question of recognition of
the union was thoroughly discussed,
an agreement regarding wages and
hours was decided on. The repre
sentatives of the packers conceded the
demands of the strikers on the two
questions, but were obdurate in their
refusal to recognize the strikers'
union. It is believed a compromise
may be reached on unsettled points.
The conference is still in session and
probably will last several hours longer.
Driven by men covered with blood,
many of them barely able from ex
haustion to hold the reins in their
hands, thirty-six meat wagons entered
the main gute of the Union Stock
yards, amid a shower of stones, bricks,
bottles and sttckR. The wagons,
guarded by five police wagons filled
with bluecoats and two omnibuses
crowded to the fullest capacity with
policemen, were on the return from a
delivery of supplies to downtown pro
vision houses, after one of the fiercest
days in the strike of the beef pacekrs’
Many of the drivers and officials of
the packing houses were cut and
bruised from head to foot. The police
were in even worse condition. The
wagon drivers had been working from
5 o’clock in the morning and their
progress from the stock yards into
the city’s business district and back
again had been contested bitterly by
mobs of strike sympathizers.
At the very entrance to the stock'
yards, after all seeming danger had
passed, George June, an employe of
the Anglo-American Packing company,
was struck by a base ball bat and
knocked from his wagon seat. He
was picked up in an unconscious con
dition and it is believed may die.
Many others were struck at the
same time by a shower of stones, but
the police were too worn out to offer
resistance. More than a dozen battles
were fought during the day between
rioters and the police and the hospitals
are overcrowded with the Injured.
The fiercest battle or the day took
place at Sixteenth street and Mich
igan avenue. The rioters stood on the
viaduct and hurled rocks at the meat
■wagons passing underneath. The mob
was the most formidable in numbers
and daring of any of the crowds dur
ing the day. Before this mob was
dispersed the police were compelled to
use revolvers. More than fifty shots
were fired, bullets passing over the
heads of the crowd, which finally be
came frightened and scattered, but not
until many of the rioters suffered
serious injuries.
A conference was held between rep
resentatives of the packers and the
teamsters looking to a settlement of
the strike. President Frederick W.
Job, chairman of the state board of
arbitration, brought about the meet
Supreme Court Reverses Decision In
the Bartley Bond Case.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 5.—The su
premo court delivered an opinion yes
terday in which It is held that If tho
shortage of former Treasurer Bart
ley occurred during his second term
of office all of the six bondsmen,
against whom proceedings by the state
are now pending, are liable for the
full amount claimed by the state.
These bondsmen are: W. A. Paxton,
Thomas Swobe, Cadet Taylor, C. C.
McNish, E. E. Brown and John H.
Ames. The case is remanded to the
district court of Douglas county with
Instructions for another trial, at
which the only question or issue to be
considered is whether or not the de
falcation occurred during the second
term, or in whole or in part during
the first term. It Is ordered by tho
court that if the defalcation occurred
during the last term the defendants
are liable. The amount claimed by
the state is approximately $(500,000.
The opinion in this case is by Com
missioner Roscoe Pound, tho junior
member of the court commission.
Ancient Method of Inflicting Death
Penalty Still in Use.
PONCE, Porto Rico, Juno 4.—Ber
nable Acevedo, Jose Torres, Ramon
Troche Cadeno and Juan Torres, the
four men found guilty of murder,
robbery and outrage, committed in
October, 1898, at Guayo, a suburb of
Adjuntas, were garroted here yester
They were all put to death within
illty minutes and the average time
taken to kill each man was two min
utes. All the condemned men con
fessed tneir crimes as they walked to
the scaffold. Two of them assisted
the executioner to adjust the garrot
and forgave him for putting them to
death. One of the prisoners resisted
the adjustment of the cloth over his
face. He said he wanted to die with
ids face uncovered. Finally, after fif
teen minutes’ struggle, lie was sub
dued. Thero were only thirty wit
nesses to tho execution.
The men were excuted for the mur
der of Antonio Belgrade del Pino,
near Adjuntas, on September 30, 1898.
They were part of a band of twenty
five who entered Pino's home and
seized Pino and tho other members
of his household. Pino was hung up
by his feet and his ears were cut off.
He was afterward hanged. The wo
men of the household were outraged
and tho place was looted.
Rainfall During the Week Has Been
Light and Below the Normal.
United States Department of Agri
culture, climate and crop bulletin of
the Weather bureau, Nebraska sec
tion, for the week ending Monday,
June 2:
The last week has been dry, with
about normal temperature. The daily
mean temperature has averaged 2 de
grees below normal In eastern coun
ties and 2 degrees above in western.
The rainfall has generally been too
small to measure. A very few local
showers, with a rainfall exceeding
half an Inch, occurred, but covei-jtl
very small areas.
Wi iter wheat and oats have grown
splendidly the last week. The heads
of wheat are of good size and seem
to be filling well. Oats have improved
to normal conditions in some localities,
but generally the condition is below
normal. The temperature has been too
low for rapid growth of corn, but the
stand is good and the plant healthy:
cultivation has progressed rapidly the
last week and corn Is generally quite
free of weeds. Alfalfa cutting Is gen
eral and in most parts of the state tlio
crop is good. Potatoes are in unus
ually good condition. Pastures are
fine and stock is doing well. Cherries
will be a poor crop; apples are drop
ping some, but promise much better.
Illinois Man Found by President to
Succeed Consul Prentiss.
WASHINGTON. Juno 4—President
Roosevelt has found a competent man
Willing to undergo the dangers of an
other eruption of Mount Pelee in the
islands of Martinique. He is John F.
Jewell of Galena. 111., who appeared
before the board of officers at the state
department and was examined to as
certain his fitness to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Consul Pren
tiss at St. Pierre. His nomination
will be sent to the senate today.
The department is anxious that he
shall reach Fort de France as quickly
as possible, In order that he may re
lieve Consul Ajme, whose post Is at
Guadaloupe and who has been com
pelled to attend not only to the com
sular business of his own island, but
to that of Martinique as well.
Victory for Railroads.
WASHINGTON. June 4.—The Uni
ted States supreme court today decid
ed the case of the interstate com
merce commission versus the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad company
and others, involving the right of the
commission to reduce the terminal
rate made by the railroads in Chicago
on cars containing live stock. The
opinion was presented by Justice
White and affirmed the decision of the
circuit court of appeals for the Sev
enth circuit.
Number of Boer Prisoners
LONDON, Juno 4.—Replying to a
question in the house of commons to
day, the war secretary, Mr. Brodrick,
said the total number of Boer pris
oners in South Africa and elsewhere
was 6,553, of which seventy-eight
ware under 15, and 1,025 were over 60
yean of age.