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    Loup City N orth western.
Believed, However, that the Attack is
Not of a Serious Nature—Prevented
by Illness from Attending Chuch—
Reports Cause Some Apprehension.
LONDON. June 1U.— King Edward
is suffering from a chill which has
prevented him from attending the
church parade of the Aldershot gar
The chill came as a result of the
Ling's prolonged stay outdoors upon
the occasion of the torchlight tattoo
at Aldershot. The chill is a slight
one. accompanied by symptoms of
lumbago. The weather was extreme
ly cold and it rained at intervals be
fore their majesties left the brigade
ground. King • Edward returned to
liis apartments chilled from the un
wonted exposure.
These reports of his majesty's ill
ness have naturally caused appre
hension, but there is apparently no
reason to anticipate serious results.
An authentic statement from Aider
shot is to the effect that King Edward
ts slightly indisposed, but that his
indisposition is not of a serious na
bir Francis Laking, physician in or
dinary to his majesty, was summoned
to Aldershot. He prescrbed for the
king and recommended that the day
be spent in perfect quiet.
Queen Alexandria and the other
members of the royal party attended
the service at the church, but remain
ed in the royal apartments 'for the
rest of the day.
It has been learned that the king
arose in the afternoon. This is con
sidered a good reason for hoping that
his indisposition is only temporary.
King Fldward's indisposition was an
nounced too late to become generally
known in London Sunday, but consid
ering the near approach of the cor
onation, it is bound to cause extreme
The Court Circular publishes the
following official announcement:
“King Edward was unable to leave
his room, owing to an attack of lum
bago caused by a chill.”
Sir Francis Laking was in attend
ance upon his majesty Sunday night
and found the king to be much bet
The latest expectation is that King
Edward will be able to attend the re
Week in the House.
WASHINGTON, June 16.—Today Is
suspension day in the house and the
speaker has agreeed to recognize a
number of members to move the pass
age of bills under suspension. What
ever time remains today, together
with Tuesday, has been set aside for
the consideration of the bill to amend
the bankruptcy; act. Wednesday the
general deficiency appropriation bill
will be taken up and Thursday the
consideration of the Philippine bill
will begin. Under the rule agreeed
on for consideration of the latter bill
there will be a day session, beginning
at 8 o'clock, for general debate until
the following Tuesday, when the bill
will be open to amendment under the
. live-minute rule. The final vote will
be taken on Wednesday.
Japan Will Fall in Line.
PEKIN, June 16.—The Japanese
minister to Cfc’na has received in
struction from his government to ac
cept the pro rata reduction of Japan's
War claims.
Thr ministers of the foreign powers
here held a meeting and are engaged
in completing their arrangements for
the allotment of the indemnity.
It was announced from Pekin, June
11, that Great Britain, through her
minister, was ready to participate in
a pro rata reduction of the war
It was then said that the Japanese
minister, Konuira Yatao, was unable
to agree to the plan, pending the re
ceipt of hi3 instructions from his gov
Tornado Lifts Freight Cars.
SIOUX CITY, la., June 16.—A tor
nado near Blencoe, Ia„ lifted several
freight cars from a Northwestern side
track, demolished them and stopped
traffic for several hours. The body of
fatrlck Brenan of Chicago was found
uried in the debris. The storm did
damage at other nearby places, un
roofing outhouses and felling crops.
The Distinguished Nebraska Lawyer
Found Unconscious in Bed.
CHICAGO, 111., June 16.—Genlo M.
I>ambertson, one of the leading law
yers of Lincoln, Neb., died early yes
terday at the Palmer house of heart
disease. Mr. Lambertson came to
Chicago Saturday and in the after
noon witnessed the Chicago-North
western base ball game at Marshall
field and in the evening attended a
banquet at the University of Chicago
and responded to a toast. In com
pany with his wife he returned to the
hotel and retired shortly after mid
night. Upon rising in the morning
rs. Lambertson discovered here hus
band was unconscious. Dr. I. H. Itea
was summoned, and after an examin
ation declared that Mr. Lambertson
was dead.
The body will be taken to Lincoln
for interment Wednesday next.
Mr. Lambertson was 52 years old
and for many years had been a prom
inent figure in state and national af
fairs. Under President Harrison he
was assistant secretary of the treas
The journey to Chicago which end
ed in his death was made to enable
him to argue a case before Judge
Kohlsaat in the federal court.
Two of Mr. Lambertson's daughters
are now traveling in Europe. A
younger daughter is at home in Lin
Asserts There Was No Scheme to
Have General Gomez Withdraw.
HAVANA, June 16.—President Pal
ma and General Gomez were ques
tioned today with regard to the story
published in the United States that
General Gomez had received $23,000
from the administration of the United
States to withdraw from the presi
dential campaign in Cuba and to per
mit the election of Senor Palma.
President Palma indignantly denied
that he had been party to any scheme
to have General Gomez withdraw
from the campaign in his favor. He
also spoke for General Gomez, who
»as present when Senor Palma via.®
questioned on this matter. The pres
ident of Cuba said to insinuate Senor
Gomez had been bought off by a bribe
of $25,000 was to question the honesty
and integrity of Gomez and himself
and that such attacks would pass
Anxiety on St. Vincent.
KINGSTON. Island of St. Vincent,
Wednesday, June 12.—Fleet Surgeon
Isaac H. Anderson of the British navy
and the scientific commission appoint
ed by the Royal society to investigate
the volcanic disturbances here, arriv
ed at Kingston yesterday and left to
day for Chateau Bela, intending to as
cend the Soufriere volcano when pos
sible. The general feeling of anxiety
has not abated. There has been no
big eruptions since May 30, but the
appearance of the volcano is not re
assuring. There are frequent emis
sions of black steam.
Killed by Her Suitor.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 16.—
Mrs. Rachel Sahlor, a widow, was to
day shot and instantly killed at
Coatesville, Pa., forty miles west of
here, by Harry N. Ricer of Newcastle,
Pa., who was also killed by a bullet
from his revolver while struggling
with another woman for possession
of the weapon. The tragedy, it is
said, was the result of a quarrel.
Ricer was regarded as Mrs. Sahlor’s
accepted suitor.
Choctaw Railway Election.
CHICAGO, June 16.—At a meet
ing of the directors of the Choctaw
Railroad company held at the Rock
Island offices, William B. Leeds was
elected president, George H. Crosby
secretary and C. F. Jilson treasurer.
Charles H. Warren of Chicago was
elected a director in the place of
Francis I. Gowan, resigned.
Colonel Grimm Sentenced.
WARSAW, Poland, June 16.—'The
trial of General Grimm of the Russian
army, charged with having revealed
military secrets to a foreign power,
was concluded Saturday. Colonel
Grimm was sentenced to be deprived
of all rights and to imprisonment at
hard labor for twelve years.
Fifteeen Horses Burned.
LINCOLN, June 16.—The Iiverj
barn of P. J. Smith at 918 P street was
destroyed by fire. The loss will be
about 116,000, which is only partially
covered by insurance. Fifteen horses
Roosevelt Not to Let His Political
Prospects Interfere with His Plain
Duty—Our Relations with Cuba
Must Necessarily Grow Closer.
WASHINGTON), June 13.—After
talking with a number of the leaders
in congress regarding Cuban reciproc
ity President Roosevelt yesterday de
termined to send a message to con
gress reaffirming his attitude on the
The president has earnestly consid
ered the matter for several days and
it is stated that the action of the
anti-reciprocity republican senators
yesterday in deciding to hold out
against the policy advocated by the
majority of the party did not influ
ence the president in the least in de
ciding to transmit his message to
congress today.
The president’s action. It may be
stated, from sources close to him, was
Influenced by the broad proposition
of the duty of the United States to
Cuba and of fairness to the new re
It has been pointed out to the pres
ident that his warmest political sup
port is in the section of the country
where there is the greatest opposition
to reciprocity, the west and north
west, and that he should remain con
tent with the stand he had taken
without accentuating his views in a
special message.
It is known, however, that the
president did not hesitate to arrive
at the conclusion that he would not
let his political prospects interfere
with what he regarded as his plain
duty. It is further known that he
told his friends that it was a source
of great regret to him to take a posi
tion hostile to the wishes of his
warmest supporters, but that he felt
it would not be in keeping with his
own nature and his position of chief
executive to longer remain silent on
this subject and thereby given an op
portunity for false speculation as to
his attitude.
The president, was further led to
conclude that the relations of the
United States and Cuba must neces
sarily grow closer and that the Unit
ed States should not at the outset,
after its declared purposes toward
the island, assume a position contrary
thereto and thus arouse the suspicions
of the Cuban government as to our
real intentions toward it.
It is stated that thp president's pos
itive declaration In his message as to
the duty of congress probably will
end his active efforts to bring about
Result Marks the End of an Arduous
and Uphill Campaign.
WASHINGTON. .Tune 14.—The ex
pecteil happened yoBterday when the
house passed the Irrigation bill by a
comfortable majority. This result..
which is so gratifying to the advo
cates of the reclamation of the arid
land regions gave the subject an lm
minatiou of one of the most remark
able contests in the present session
of congress. President Roosevelt's
recommendation for legislation look
ing to the reclamation of the arid
land regions gave the subject and im
petus early in the session, and it was
generally predicted at the time that
the bill drafted by the friends of ir
rigation would be one of the first
placed upon the statute books. The
bill passed the senate without a roll
call, and then it was that the leaders
of the house decided to consign it to
the graveyard of legislative hopes.
For a time the prospect looked dark,
but a careful campaign was made and
the result, of it was the passage of
the bill yesterday in the face of the
determined opposition on the part of
potential leaders of the house.
Thanks Roosevelt and Congress.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 14—The
Choyenne Board of Trade tonight pass
ed resolutions thanking Wyoming’s
representatives in congress for their
efforts in securing the passage of the
irrigation bill and President Roose
velt for his kindly co-operation.
River and Harbor Bill Signed.
WASHINGTON. June 14.—The
president today signed the river and
, harbor bill.
Bitterness Among Leaders is Againat
France and Germany.
PRETORIA, June 13.—Reports
fro't all the districts say that the
burghers are increasingly friendly.
The only bitterness observable among
the leading Boers here is against
France and Germany. They derlnre
the war was prolonged unnecessarily
owing to hopes held out by the French
and German press.
Some ol the Boers ate so incensed
that they have expressed the hope
•bat seme day they will tight on the
side of the British against one of
these powers.
The anticipated friction between the
surrendered Boers and their former
comrades of the national scouts has
not materialized to any extent
The Boers admit that they receiv
ed ammunition through Portuguese
General Dewet says the youngster!
were his best fighters an l frequently
held positions after the older burgh
ers had cleared out.
Company Asks Conduit Privileges In
San Francisco.
SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., June 13.—
The first actual move in the direction
of establishing cable communication
from San Francisco to Honolulu and
Manila was made today when the Com
mercial Pacific Cable company asked
the supervisors for permission to use
the streets for a conduit from the pro
posed landing at the western end of
Fulton street to the company's office
in the Hobart building on Market
street near Montgomery.
The petition asserts that it is the
intention of the promoters to lay and
operate a submarine cable between
San Francisco and Honolulu and Ma
nila, and that the enterprise will he
ready for operation in November of
this year. Work on the project has al
ready begun, It is declared, and the
laying of cable will begin within nine
vy days.
Wrecked on Northern Coast of Aus
tralia and Only One Escapes.
VICTORIA, B. C„ June 13—Accord
ing to advices received by the steam
er Aorangi, a Malayan sailor recently
arrived at Port Darwin and reported
that he was the only survivor of a
crew of ten men of a Malay trading
schooner which had been wrecked off
Cape Wilbcrforee, North Australia.
The crew was attacked by blacks
and all but one murdered. The sur
vivor suffered severely from privation
before being rescued.
The Dutch hark Geertruida Gerar
da. which left Java March 22, in bal
last for Newcastle, was thrown on
its beam ends and abandoned at sea
by all but three of its crew, who were
rescued by the steamer St. Mary. The
remainder of the crew has not been
heard of since.
Bey of Tunis is Dead.
TUNIS, June 13.—Sidi Ali, the bey
of Tunis, died this morning.
Sidi Ali was born October 4, 1817.
He was the son of Sidi Ahsin and
sucepeded his brother, Sidi Mohame
desSodok, October 27, 1882. The de
ceased bey is succeeded by his son,
Mohammed, who was born in 1855.
The reigning family of Tunis has
occupied the throne since 1691.
Train Blown Off Track.
C0RW1TH, la., June 13.—A torna
do struck an empty excursion train
on the Iowa Central, five miles east
of here, last night, and blew three
cars from the track while the train
was running thirty miles an hour,
leaving the engine and the two last
coaches on the track. No one was
Woman a City Treasurer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 13.—Mrs.
Llillam J. Adams was today appoint
ed treasurer of Kansas City, Kan ,
by Mayor Craddock to succeed her
Earthquakes in Ecuador.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, June 13 —
Violent earthquakes have been felt
during the last fortnight at Tulcan,
a town near the Colombian frontier.
Miss Nye to Wed.
LARAMIE, Wyo., Juno 13.—Cards
have been received here announcing
the marriage of Miss Bessie, daughter
of the late William (“Bill”) Nye.
Morgan Goes to Venice.
LONDON, Jnne 13.—J. Pierpont
Morgan left London this afternoon for
Venice by way of Paris.
Victims Numbered Three Hundred, of
Wh'Rm but Few Are Spared—It is
Said the Mexicans Began Attack by
Pouring Volley Into Indian Camp.
TUCSON. A. T., June 12—Colonel
William Christy, president of the Val
ley bank, Phoenix, arrived here today
from Hrietas, Sonora, with details of
a massacre of Yaqui Indians, men,
women and children, yesterday in the
Santa Rosa canyon, sixty-five miles
from the Minas Prictas mines, by a
detachment of General Torres' troops.
It appears that the Yaqui forces that
were operating in that section had
moved forth into the mountains, leav
ing their women and children in Santa
Rosa canyon under a guard of eighty
men. The Mexican troops came upon
this camp and without any warning
opened a terrible fire, sparing neither
women nor children. After the first
volley the troops charged down upon
the panic-stricken victims and massa
cred all within their reach. Of the
guard of eighty Yaquis not a single
one survived and over 100 women and
children fell victims to the Mexican
bullets and bayonets.
Tho bodies of the dead were left In
the canyon and the remaining women
and children were driven to Minas
ITietfis by the soldiers and from that
point will be taken to Hermosillo.
The Mexican soldiers and rurales
haxe explicit orders to take no Yaqul
men prisoners, but to kill in all cases.
This orders was illustrated yesterday,
when a friendly Yaqul miner came
down to Prietaa for supplies and was
killed by the rurales on the outskirts
of the town.
Colonel Christy says the massacre
occurred at daybreak Monday morn
ing. The troops were of Torre's com
mand, but not under him personally,
and numbered COO. The Yaquis, in
cluding men, women and children,
were over 300. The canyon in which
the Yaquis were camped was a long
and narrow one.
Word was brought to Torres at Mi
nas Prietas Sunday night that the
main body of Yaquis had left the
Santa Rose canyon and gone further
into the mountains, leaving thsir
women and children in the canyon
with a small guard of men. Torres
dispatched 600 troops to block the
mouth of the canyon and surrounded
the Yaquis. His instructions were to
kill all men and boys capable of bear
ing arms.
The men secreted themselves along
the sides of the canyon, having
blocked the entrance. At daylight
they poured a terrible and deadly fire
on the unsuspecting Yaquis, killing
men, women and children indiscrim
inately. Many of the killed were
mere infants. The slaughter, Christy
says, was fearful. The Mexican troops
only stopped their fearful work of
shooting and bayoneting their victims
when exhausted from their labors.
Convicts Are Surrounded.
SALEM, Ore., June 12.—At 7
o’clock this evening Tracy and Mer
rill, the convicts who escaped from
tho Oregon prison Monday after kill
ing three guards, are surrounded in
a tract of timber, probably 200 acres
in extent, one mile east of Gervais,
Marion county. Two companies of
national guard and about 100 citizens,
all heavily armed, surround the tim
ber and the escape of the convicts
now seems impossible.
President Francis Executes a Contract
to that Effect.
ST. LOUIS, June 12.—President
Francis has been authorized by the
exposition directors to sign a contract
with Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of
the treasury, in which the world's
fair management pledges itself not
to operate tho fair on Sunday at any
This action wa3 taken as the result
of a letter from Secretary Shaw re
questing the company to comply with
the section of the federal act appro
priating $5,000,000, which stated that
a condition of payment of this was
that the company execute a contract.
The secretary notified the company
that none of the vouchers of the na
tional commission for salaries or ex
penses would be allowed until ths
contract was signed.
Special Ambassaor Made Doctor of
Laws by Cambridge University.
CAMBRIDGE, England, June 11.—
The degree of doctor of laws was con
ferred this afternoon on Whitelaw
Reid, the special ambassador of the
United States to the coronation of
King Edward, by Cambridge univer
sity. The public orator, John Edwin
Sandis. referred to Mr. Reid's previ
ous official visit to England and his
return on the equally auspicious oc
casion of the coronation. Mr. Reid,
said the orator, had also distinguish
ed himself as ambassador of the Uni
ted States to France and as the edi
tor of Talleyrand's memoirs, while
for the last thirty years he had ably
conducted the New York Tribune,
with which lie had initiated and long
continued a fund for giving the boon
of fresh country air to poor children.
Mr. Reid embodied the humanity,
kindly feeling and friendship of his
country and was thus entitled to a
hearty welcome, not only for his own
sake, but also for that of the great
transatlantic republic which he so
worthily represented.
Balfour Says Kitchener Did Not En
ter Into Concealed Plans.
LONDON, Juno 11.—The sugges
tion that Lord Kitchener, with the
connivance of the government, enter
ed into a secret compact with tho
Boers to induce them to surrender,
was denied by the government leader,
A. J. Balfour, in the house of com
mons this afternoon.
Mr. Balfour declared that so far as
the government was aware, no pledges
and no assurances were given by
Lord Kitchener which had not been
The colonial secretary, Joseph
Chamberlain, answering a question
regarding the agitation for tho sus
pension of the constitution of Cape
Colony, said he had received a peti
tion from forty-two members of the
parliament of Cape Colony in favor
of its suspension and should await
the observations of the Cape ministry
on the subject. An act of the impe
rial parliament, he added, was requir
ed before the constitution could be
Opposition to Bill to Make Him a
Lieutenant General.
WASHINGTON, June 11.—The house
committee on military aaffirs voted
against making a favorable report on
the bill which recently passed the
senate authorizing the advancement of
the senior major general of the army.
General John R. Brooke, to the rank
of lieutenant general and his retire
ment at that rank.
The vote, which was 7 to 3. was not
on party lines. Members of the com
mittee said that the adverse action
was due to the course taken by the
house against the bill advancing Sur
geon General Sternberg and also be
cause of the opposition within the
committee to advanced
Wanted in Colorado.
DENVER. Colo., June 11—Harry
Tracey, who, with Dave Merrill, kill
ed three guards and escaped from the
Oregon penitentiary yesterday, Is
wanted In Colorado to answer charges
of murder, robbery and horse steal
ing. He was about to bo tried for
the murder of Valentino Hoy, a weal
thy cattleman of Routt county, when
he bound and gagged the sheriff at
Aspen, Colo., and obtained his liberty
and left for Oregon.
Down Forest Transfer Bill.
WASHINGTON, June 11.—The
house defeated the bill to transfer cer
tain forest reserves to the agricultu
ral department and to authorize the
president to establish game and fish
preserves. Its death was accomplish
ed by striking out the enacting clause.
Fatal Flood in Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN, P. R„ June 11.—Exten
sive floods have occurred in the Pa
tillas district of this island. Five per
sons have been drowned, a number of
houses have been destroyed and the
owners of sugar property and cattle
have sustained great losses.
Morgan to Dine with the King.
LONDON, June 11.—J. Plerpont
Morgan to expected to dine with Jo
seph H. Choate, the United States am
bassador, and Mrs. Choate tomorrow,
when King Edward, Queen Alexan
dra and Princess Victoria will be