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VOLUME XIX. LOUP CITY. SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1902. NUMBER 43.
THE SHAW RULING
A CIRCULAR REGARDING ENTRY
OF PERSONAL EFFECT8.
WHAT THE TOURIST MAY BRINC
Articles on Which Exemptions of Duty
Will Be Allowed—Difference Be
tween Ordinary Wearing Apparel
WASHINGTON, D. C„ Aug. 30.—Sec
retary Shaw has issued the following
circular regarding the free entry of
personal effects under the act of 1897:
To Collectors and Other Officers of the
It having been brought to the at
^ tention of the department that cer
tain persons have sought to place a
strained construction upon the depart
ment circular No. 43 under date of
May 7, 1902, the following explanation
thereof and supplemental instructions
are hereby issued:
The language employed in the cir
cular referred to is as follows:
“Exemption from duty will be al‘
lowed on wearing apparel, articles oC
personal adornment, toilet articles an^
such other personal effects of a valud
not exceeding $100 as are ordiuaril/
purchased abroad by tourists, provid
ed they are not intended for the us^
of other persons or for sale.”
There is no warrant in this lan-,
guage or in any ruling of the depart^
ment that justifies the importation ol)
cigars, spirituous, vinous or mall!
liquors in any other quantity or man
ner than provided by law; neither is
there anything in the circular to warJ
rant the exemption of merchandise
as such from duties. The statute^
uses this language, “wearing appareli
articles of personal adornment, toilet
articles and similar personal effects.’’.
For some years it was held that sinr
ilar personal effects, in order to be
exempt, must be similar to "wearing
apparel,” or similar to "articles of per-'
. sonal adornment,” or similar to "toilet
articles.” The department still holds
that exempt articles must in a sense
be similar—that is, they must be of!
the same general class of articles as
^ tourists ordinarily purchase abroad.
“The difficulty, it will be seen, lies
in applying these rules in the light of
the statute to particular cases, and it
is the intention to clothe the customs
officers with some measure Of discre
tion. A dress pattern is certainly simJ
Ilar to a gown, while a bolt of dress
goods is merchandise. A pair of silk
hose Is wearing apparel, but is mer
chandise. Customs officers arc expect
ed to protect the revenue of the coun
ts try. but they are not expected to ad
minister the laws with captious and
vexatious discriminations. Whenever
circumstances Indicate that the return
ing tourist is attempting to impose
upon the government, the maximum
rate of duty should be collected, and
then all questions involved can be de
terminated on appeal.”
Malleable Iron Combine.
SHARON, Pa., Aug. 30.—A combi
bation of the foremost malleable iron
concerns of the country, with a capi
talization of $25,000,000, is under con
sideration and will probably soon be
According to the reported plans the
headquarters of the combination will
be in Chicago, where the National Mal
leable Iron Casting company, the larg
est concern of the kind in the United
I States, has its home office.
The concerns mentioned for places
In the consolidation are: Illinois Mal
leable Iron company, Stockholm Man
ufacturing company, Chicago Mallea
ble Casting company, all of Chicago;
Dayton Malleable Iron company, Day
ton, O.; Michigan Malleable Iron com
pany, Detroit; Pratt & Detchworth,
Buffalo, N. Y.; Northwestern and Wis
consin Malleable Iron wosJss, Milwau
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Hearing Speedily Closed.
NEW7 YORK, Aug. 30.—The hearing
before Special Examiner Mabie in the
Peter Power suit, brought to prevent
the turning over of the stock of the
Northern Pacific railroad to the North
ern Securities company, was brought
to an abrupt conclusion today, when
D. W. Guthrie, counsel for the rail
roads interested, asked an adjourn
ment sine die. No testimony was tak
en. Under the ruling of the court all
the testimony taken in the case had tc
be filed with the clerk of the United
States circuit court in Minnesota on
ALL THE HEIRS SATISFIED.
Fair Family Reach Agreement, but
Arrangements to Be Perfected.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.—Al
though the heirs of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Charles L. Fair have reached an
agreement, it will be six months or
a year before all the le§al arrange
ments can be perfected.
, The wills left by the decedents
will be filed in the near future for
probate. Then executors will have
to be appointed and there are a num
ber of minor heirs whose interests
will have to be looked after.
There will be no contest, however,
over the estate, as the Fair children,
Mrs. Anna H. Nelson Abram Nelson,
Charles Smith and the other heirs
desire to avoid litigation.
All the terms of the adjustment will
not be made public, but the attorneys
state that the relatives of Mrs. Fair
will receive the full value of her es
tate, which has been estimated at
$200,000. None of those interested
will admit that they are to be given
a lump sum in cash.
OIL SEEMS GOOD SHIP FUEL.
Steamer Mariposa's Test a Satisfac
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—Although
the official report of Lieutenant Win
chell, who was detailed to accom
pany the oil burning steamer Mari
posa on its recent trip from San
Francisco to the Society islands and
return, for the purpose of funking a
comprehensive report upon every fea
ture of the oil burning devices used
by that steamer, has not yet reached
the navy department, unofficial data
have arrived which are considered
very satisfactory to those interested
In the questtion of liquid fuel. The
run from San Francisco to Tahiti is
2,438 knots. It was made by Mariposa
at the rate of 13.12 knots per hour,
the whole run lasting eleven days,
during which a little over 400 tons of
oil were consumed. The number of
pounds of oil per knot used on the
run was 200.9. which is equivalent to
8.58 knots per ton of oil. It required
1.55 pounds of oil per hour to develop
one horse power. This is considered
CATTLE ARE QUARANTINED.
Department of Agriculture Prohibits
Moving of Animals.
GUTHRIE, O. T„ Aug. 29.—The Ok
lahoma live stock sanitary commis
sion has made public regulations re
ceived from the United States de
partment of agriculture prohibiting
the moving of cattle from that por
tion of the Otoe and Ponca nation res
ervation lying west of the Santa Fe
railroad on account of the existence
of Texas fever there.
No exceptfons will be made to the
rule except as provided for southern
cattle for immediate slaughter, and
all cattle moving must be accompa
nied by a permit signed by a depart
ment inspector and another from the
state or territory, for which the cattle
TO HELP CHINESE MAKE MONEY.
Department Sends Machinist and As
sayer to Mint at Tien Tsin.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—The state
department recently received commu
nication from the Chinese government
stating in effect that it was proposed
to start up the government coinage
mint at Tien Tsin and asking that an
assayer and a machinist from one of
the mints of the United States be rec
ommended for employment therein.
The matter was referred to Mr. Rob
erts, the director of the mint, with
the result that Leonard McGrunder,
assistant assayer. and L. G. Emory,
superintendent of machinery, both
from the New Orleans mint, have
been engaged for this service and are
expected to sail for China within a
Iowa Family Poisoned.
SHENANDOAH. Ia.. Aug. 29.—
Three .of the members of Attorney W.
P. Ferguson’s family narrowly escap
ed serious consequences as a result of
eating canned dried beef. They wore
taken with severe pains and were in
great danger until relieved by a physi
Navajos Are Going Hungry.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29.—Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs Jones today
received a telegram from Senator
Rawlins of Utah reporting that 6,000
Indians on the Navajo reservation in
the southern part of his state are
A PHILIPPINE ISLAND 18 BADLY
TWENTY MOROS ARE KILLED
Mindanao is the Point Visited—Amer
ican Soldiers Are Headquartering
Near, but None Are Known to Have
Suffered Serious Injury.
MANILA. Aug. 28.-7116 island of
Mindanao has been shaken by a series
of earthquakes, which commenced on
August 21. The inhabitants were ter
rorized and a few Moros were killed.
There were no American casualties.
The commissary buildings and the
Moro forts were badly damaged.
Brigadier General Sumner, in com
mand of the American troops in Min
danao, telegraphs that a dozen heavy
earth shocks and 400 slight tremors
were felt at Zamboang. Minandano.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23—The war
department received a cablegram from
General Chaffee at Manila reporting
the occurrence of a series of earth
quakes on the island of Mindanao.
Twenty persons were killed by falling
walls, the victims all being Moros.
The Americans in the vicinity escaped
and the dispatch says there are no
reports that any of the soldiers oc
cupying that portion of the Island af
fected sustained any injuries.
The upheaval occurred in the coun
try adjacent to the Iukc of Lan&o, in
the Moro section of the island near
Camp Vickers, which is now the head
quarters of the American forces sta
tioned in Mindanao. General Chaffee's
cablegram says the mountains and
rivers and other streams were consid
erably disturbed and much damage
was done. The extent of the damage,
however, was not reported. It is pre
sumed here that the seismic shocks
occurred about five days ago, though
the date is nof mentioned in the dis
This is the first serious earthquake
reported from that country during
American occupation. The most im
portant previous seismic disturbance
fn Mindanao was the one that partly
destroyed Palak, Kota-Batn, and the
village on the banks of the river
Mindanao in 1872. This phenomenon
closely followed the eruption of the
volcano of Makaturin.
General Chaffee cabled also that the,
military situation in that section re
mains quiet and unchanged. No at
tacks have been made on the Amer
ican forces at Camp Vickers since the
last report, which was cabled eight,
Frederick Dorr ,the proprietor, and
Edward O'Brien, the editor of Free
dom, recently convicted of sedition,
have been fined $1,000 without im
prisonment. A. R. Dorr, manager of
the paper, was fined $25. Dorr and
O’Brien were sentenced August 25 to
six months in Billbid prison and each
was fined $1,000 for libelling Benito
Legarda, a native member of the Phil
ippine civil commission.
MUST NOT BE TOO ACTIVE.
Department Instructs Postmaster as
to Political Participation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—The part
which postal employes ar® to be per
mitted to take fn a political campaign
is outlined in the following instruc
tions which Acting Postmaster Gen
eral Wynne has addressed to a post
master who sent a letter of Inquiry:
"In reply to your letter ’'ou are in
formed that you are not prohibited
from joining a political club, nor
making voluntary financial contribu
tions outside of a government office or
building, nor from acting as a delegate
to a county, state or congressional
"You should not, however, serve as
chairman of a state or county commit
tee, nor take active part in conducting
a political convention, nor make your
self unduly prominent in local politi
Where Rain is Very Welcome,
LONDON, Aug. 28.—“The beneficial
rains of the past week,” cables the
correspondent of the Daily Mall at
Simla, India, "have changed despair
into hope for millions of Indian culti
To Enlarge York Manufactory.
YORK, Neb., Ang. 30.—The Downle
Wright Manufacturing company oi
this place has purchased about foui
lots adjoining its other property in
North York. This will afford an op
portunity to expand the plant as busi
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Rainfall In Greater Portion ef State
Above the Normal.
Allowing Is the report of the
United States department of agricul
ture, climate and crop bulletin of the
weather bureau, Nebraska section, for
the week ending August 26:
The last week has been wet and
cool. The daily mean temperature has
averaged 3 degrees below normal in
eastern counties and 1 degree below In
'fhe rainfall, with few exceptions,
has been above normal. The amount
has quite generally exceeded an inch
in eastern and southern counties, and
In considerable areas ranged from two
to four IncheB. In the northwestern
portion of the state the rainfall waa
les* than half an Inch.
'the showers of the week retarded
haying and threshing and considerable
hay In the northern sections was dam
aged by rain. Threshing from shock
is in progress in northern counties
and some damage to grain in shock
has resulted from the wet weather ef
Corn nas, with very few exceptions,
grown well, and continues to promise
a very large crop. The rain In the
southern counties waa very timely and
beneficial to corn. Warm weather Is
needed to ripen the corn crop, as it is
maturing slowly and Is now slightly
behind normal development at this
season of the year.
WEATHER TOO COLD AND WET.
Conditions During Last We»k Not Fa
vorable for Ripening Crops.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27.—Follow
ing is the agricultural department's
weekly summary of crop conditions:
As a whole the weather conditions
east of the Rooky mountains have
not been favorable, being too cool in
the northern districts eastward of the
Missouri valley, with too much mois
ture in portions of the central valleys,
while excessively hot In the southern
states, with drouth of greater or less
severity generally throughout the cot
Although cool, the condition* were
(airly favorable for maturing crops
In the Ohio valley and over the south
ern portion of the middle Atlantic
states, as well as on the Pacific coast.
Com is greatly in need of warm, dry
weather throughout the northern por
tion of the com belt, where the ab
normally cool weather of the last two
weeks has greatly retarded its mar
turity. Over the southern portion ol
the corn belt an excellent crop of early
com is now practically assured* In
oortlons of Iowa and central Illinois
-ora was badly lodged, as a result of
Spring wheat harvest Is unfinished
in the northern portion of tbs Rod
River valley, where it has been in
terrupted by frequent showers, which
have also seriously interfered with
stacking and threshing. Sprouting
and rotting in stack and shock are re
ported from Iowa and in southern Min
nesota threshed wheat Is damp and
discolored. Harvest is about three
fourths finished In Oregon and will be
completed In Washington during the
present week, with yields about the
average, though less than expected in
ARMY IS TRYING NEW SIGHT.
Makes Special Experiments with Long
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—The army
ordnance bureau Is experimenting at
several army poets with a new type
of rifle telescoping sight The new
Right is known as the Longfleld sight,
and is attached to the tifle, running
parallel with the barrel.
The bureau also has sent out to the
Philippines a consignment of bolo
bayonets, which are In demand among
the troops there, who believe the cur
ved weapon to be superior to the
straight weapon in a hand-to-hand
fight. The troops have found dlfllcul
ty in withdrawing the straight bayonet
once it has become embedded. The
cavalrvmen want to try detached bole
bayonets for cutting through under
Miles Goes to Philippines.
BOSTON, Aug. 27.—With reference
to the statement that Lieutenant Gen
eral Miles is going to the Philippine
islands, Secretary Cortelyou said to
night: "General Miles is going to the
Philippines with the permission of the
president to Inspect army conditions
GOLD AND SILVER
STATISTICS 6HOW A FALLING
OFF IN PRODUCTION.
REPORT OF THE MINT DIRECTOR
In General There is Less Gold and Sil
ver—Ten States and Territories
Yielding Gold Show Increased Pro
.WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.—George E.
Roberta, director of the mint, has
Issued his final estimate of the pro
duction of gold and silver in the
United States in the calendar year
1901. Mr. Roberts shows that during
the year the United States produced
3,085,300 ounces of gold, valued at
$78,666,700, a decrease of $504,300, or
0.636 per cent, as compared with the
yield of 1900.
Ten of the nineteen states and ter
ritories yielding gold showed an in
creased production—California leading
with $1,075,200, an Increase due en
tirely to the normal development of
the mining Industry. Nevada showed
the material gain of $957,600, which
came largely from the newly discov
ered camp of Tonapah, In Nye county,
although nearly every county la the
state Increased Its production. South
Dakota also made a gain of $301,900,
Idaho $144,600 and Oregon $123,400.
The greatest decrease, amounting to
$1,285,300, was in Alaska. There ft
was due to the lateness of the season,
which delayed the opening of the
placers, and to litigation, which in
terfered with the development of the
Industry. Colorado diminished $1,
135,900, a fact explained by the de
cline in the grade of ores extracted,
the tonnage having increased.
The silver yield for 1901 amounted
to 55,214,000 ounces, of the commer
cial value of $33,128,400, which was
2,433,000 ounces or 5 per cent less
than It was In 1900. The greatest
gain—1,493,200 ounces—was in Utah,
almost all of which came from the
Park City district. Nevada, New Mex
ico and Washington also made gains.
The production of Colorado, owing to
the decline in the grade of ores ex
tracted, fell oft 2,016,100 fine ounces,
while Montana's yield diminished
1,063,700 ounces, Idaho’s 886,200 and
South Dakota's 458,200.
The total value of the precious
metals produced by the United States
'n 1901 amounted to $111,795,100, which
was $1,964,100, or 2 per cent, less than
the yield for 1900.
Roosevelt to Visit Coast.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26.—United
States Senator A. G. Foster of Wash
ington, who is In this city, is author
ity for the statement that President
Roosevelt will reach this coast next
fall. The chief executive will be ac
companied by his wife and family and
will remain, it is said, in San Fran
cisco for at least three days.
Senator Foster is here on his way
to Honolulu, where he will meet other
members of a committee appointed to
look into the affairs of the crown
lands. He expects the arrival of Sen
ator Mitchell today. In speaking of
the Intended visit of President Roose
velt to San FTancisco and the Pacific
coast In general Senator Foster stated
that at present affairs are being ar
ranged for the proposed trip. The
president will visit during his tour
all cities by the way of Washington
and Montana and will return via the
Bank Robbers Make a Haul.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Aug. 26.—The
First National bank of this city was
robbed of $3,300 In silver and nickles.
Entrance was made through the cel
lar, thence into the rear office, where
crowbars were used to dig a hole
through the brickwork Into the vault,
in which a large surplus of silver
was stored. The safe was not molest
ed. There is no clue to the robbers,
who were undoubtedly professionals.
The loss is fully covered by insurance.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.—Today’s
statement of the treasury balances in
the general fund, exclusive of the
g150,000,000 gold reserve in the divi
sion of redemption, shows: Available
Cash balance, $206,089,944; gold, $1.08,
Demand a Special Session.
NEW YORK, Aug. 26.—President
Roosevelt will be asked to call a spe
cial session of congress to end the
coal strike. This was decided at a
meeting oi the Central Federated un
Son, representing 260,000 workingmen.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations from South Omaha
and Kansas City.
CATTI,R—There was quite a decrxise
as compared with the previous days of
this week in the number of cattle that
arrived. The quality of the offerings was
also nothing extra and receipts includ
ed very few beef steers, either native or
western. The few cars of corn fed steers
sold freely at lust about yesterday's
prices. One load of pretty good cattle
sold as high as *7.40. T’ e cow market
showed very little change Anything de
sirable sold without much difficulty at
Just about steady prlcps. but still tha
market was not what would be cajied ac
tive. The demand for stockers and feed
ers continued brisk owing to the very
heavy demand from the country. In fact
more cattle were shipped out than on
any other day this week, so that in
spile of the big receipts the good stuff
has found a ready outlet. Western beef
steers were scarce and In fact there was
nothing really choice offered. The better
grades, though, commanded fully steady
prices, white inferior kinds were dull
and no more thun steady. Choice west
ern feeders were also ready sellers at
HOGS—There were more hogs here to
day than on any provlou* day this week,
but still the supply was light. Chicago
was reported 5010c lower and the mar
ket here opened about a nickel lower.
I-uter on. however, the market firmed
up as it became evident that the demand
was greater than the supply, and tha
last hogs brought Just about steady
prices with yesterday. Trading was rath
er slow on the opening, but. oulte active
on the close. The long string went at
*7.25, with the bulk from *7.20 to *7.30.
As high as *7.» was paid for a choice
SHEEP-jQuotations for clipped stock:;
Good to choice yearlings, *3 7504.00; fair
to good. *3 5003 75: good to choice weth£
ers. *3.3508.00; fair to good wethers, *3.00
03 25; good to choice ewes. *3.0003.25; fair
to good ewes. *2.5002.90: good to choice
lambs. *5.0005.25; fair to good lambs. *4.73
05.00; feeder wethers. *2.7503.35; feede?
yearlings. *3.2503.00; feeder lambs, *3.500
4.25; feeder ewes. *220.127.116.11.
CATTLE—Market steady; native steers^
$3.7588.00; Texas and Indian steers, <3.04
©3.50- Texas cows, $2,501(3.10; native cows
and heifers. $1 5084.33; stockcrs and feed
ers, $2.90S 5. K); bulls. $2.3003.40; calves, $2.73
HOG-S—Market weak to 5c lower; built
of sales, $7.5087.65; heavy, $7.6087.65; pack
ers, $7.2587.60; medium. $7.4087.65; light,1
$7 1587.65; porkers. 17.55ig7.53; pigs. $6.25<aj
SHEEP—Market steady; muttons. $3.40
84.25; lambs. $3.7085.90; range wethers,’
$3.1084.25; ewes, $3.35#4.15.
PALMA STANDS ALONE.
Has Not a Single Newspaper Giving;
Him Hearty Support.
HAVANA, Aug. 30.—President Pal
ma finds himself today without the
support of a single newspaper con
trolled by Cubans.
The editorials published In the Cu
ban press are, considered collectively^
remarkable for their bitterness and|
outspoken opposition to the chief exec
utive. The only paper which supports
the president is the Diarlo de la Mar
ina, formerly the organ of the Span
ish government and at present repre
sentlng the Spanish colony in the is
One of the causes for the opposition
to President Palma was that he
granted the Castenada concession for
the establishment of an electric light
plant at Havana. This concession has
been a subject of bitter opposition In
the house of commons, and some of
the papers are demanding the presi
dent's impeachment unless the conces
sion Is revoked. The impeachment
question has been on the table for a
week. The bouse of parliament has
divided on the question.
The paper La Discussion sasys thafl
although the president was elected art
an independent ticket and receivedl
the endorsement of the republican and*
national parties, he has carried hi4
independence too far and today has'
the support of neither party. ;
It is rumored that certain leading
republicans are urging the president
to announce himself a member of thej
republican party and are guaranteeing
him a majority in the house if he
does so. La Discussion advocates
such a declaration from the president
Can Invoke No Treaty Now.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30— Fran*
cols Leberne a former seaman of the
French bark Biarritz, which recently1
sailed hence from France, has been)
released from the custody into whicA
he was ordered by the French consul
general, but has been immediately re
arrested, this time on a formal charge
which puts him in the hands of thu
United States authorities.
Remains of the Fairs Start.
HAVRE, France, Aug. 30.—The re
mains of Charles L. and Mrs. Fair ar
rived here today from Paris and will
be forwarded to Southampton tonight,
where they will be put aboard the St.
Louis, which sails Saturday.
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