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VOLUME XIX. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1902. NUMBER 45.
ARGUND HIS TOMB
CANTON CITIZENS DO HOMAGE
TO M’KINLEY'S MEMORY.
LOVE OF THE BEREAVED WIFE
She Lays the Customary Bouquet on
Her Husband's Bier and Judge Day
Eulogizes His Dead Chieftain in
CANTON, O., Sept. 15.—There was a
general observance of McKinley me
morial day In the city which claimed
him as its own. From almost every
pulpit there was reference in prayer
or address to him and his work. His
favorite hymns were used. The ad
dress that attracted most attention
here was that given by Judge William
R. Day, McKinley's secretary of state,
and a friend and adviser of McKinley
for years. The address was delivered
in the First Methodist Episcopal
church, of which McKinley was a
member. A portrait of the late presie
dent, aronud wh.ch were the folds of
the Stars and Stripes, emblematic of
his patriotic spirit, was displayed.
In the Catholic church a special
mass was said and some of the priests
made references to McKinley, they
having known him personally.
Aimotign rieopiy conscious or me
fact that Just one year ago her be
loved husband died, Mrs. McKinley did
not vary the program followed by her
for several months. All days to her,
have been memorial days. Her usual
trip to West Lawn cemetery was
taken this forenoon and she laid love's
offering of flowers on the casket that
contains the remains of the nation’s
martyred ciiief. Mrs. Garrett A. Ho
bart, who is her guest, went with hen
into the McKinley tomb, and also laid,
a bouquet of Cowers on the coffin.
Their drive took them to the Mc
Kinley family burial lots, where bou
quets were laid by Mrs. McKinley’s
direction. During the day there were
many visitors at the McKinley vault,
Judge Day's tribute to his martyred
chief was, in part, as follows. “This
tragedy which fills our hearts with
« grief has a lesson for the living, an<!
calls upon the law-makers to enforce
laws for the suppression and punish
ment of those who teach or practice
the dreadful tenets of this code of
lawlessness and ruin.”
Referring to the early life of 55*
he heard the call of his country to
Kinley, he said: “From the high school
her sons and at once stepped into the
ranks as a defender of the union. His
associates in arms, officers in his regi
ment, included such lawyers as Hayes
and Matthews and their companion
ship. While a valiant soldier he de
termined to adopt the legal profession
as his calling should he survive the
perils of war.’’
Referring to the Spanish-Ameriittu
war Judge Day said: “He determined
to do all within his official duties to
benefit the Cuban people, to relieve the
strain on our people, and if possible
to accomplish these ends without an
appeal to arms. These purposes are
the key to his Cuban policy steadily
pursued, with much accomplished when
the |Unl»ooked for happened in the
treacherous anchoring of the Maine,
by which she became the easy prey
of malicious persons bent on her de
struction. The president felt he could
not look upon a peaceful settlement
which did not involve the withdrawal
of Spain from this continent, and he
promptly advised our minister at Ma
drid that only such a settlement would
HAS A FEW DOLLARS TO LOAN.
Armour Sends $4,000,000 to New York
City to Invest.
CIIICACiO, 111., Sept. 15.—Seeking
to relieve in a measure the stringency
in the eastern money market and also
to benefit by the advancing rates for
loans, Armour & Co. sent $4,000,000
to New York for loaning purposes.
J. Ogden Armour, president of the
corporation, said tonight: “We sent
$4,000,000 to the New York market to
day, with the instruction that it be
used until January 1.”
Concerning the details of the trans
action Mr. Armour had nothing to say.
Leopold Way Come Over.
BRUSSELS, Sept 15—Le Soire, re
ferring to the announced visit of King
Leopold to the United States, said it
F is quite possible that this visit will
occur, but adds that nothing is known
of it in official circles.
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HUNDREDS LEFT HOMELESS.
Many Are Reported Burned to Death
PORTLAND. Ore., Sept. 15.—About
500 people are left homeless In Mult
nomah and Clackamas counties as a
result of the forest tires that have
raged for the past week. Fires have
burned over a wide scope of country,
but the greater damage in this state
appears to have been done in these
two counties. In a fire that destroyed
the town of Palmer, near Bridal Vale,
two boys named Hamilotn were caught
while trying to escape from the flames
and burned to death. The timber
losses in Clackamas county have been
immense and the whole length of the
Clackamas river presents nothing but
vistas of ruined settlements.
In eastern Multnomah the fires are
under control and no further damage
is feared unless weather changes. In
southern Oregon excellent work has
been done by the ranchers and the de-J
struction confined to a comparatively
limited area. Eugenie and surround
ing country Is now practically out of
danger, though flies are still menac
ing. Tillamook also has been saved
by the change in the direction of the
wind and the inhabitants have good
hopes of saving the town, which has
twice been almost abandoned before
the raging flames.
DUBLIN CITIZENS AROUSED.
Resolutions Adopted Denouncing Slur
on City’s Fair Name.
DUBLIN, Sept. 15.—Some 20,000
persons, the biggest open air gather
ing that has been seen here In years,,
assembled in Phoenix park tonight (w
Jrotest against the action of the gov-'
eminent in proclaiming the British
capital. The lord mayor of Dublin'
presided and John Dillon and William’
O’Brien, nationalist members of the]
house of commons, were the chief
George Wyndham, chief secretary
for Ireland, was the principal target
for abuse and ringing resolutions de-1
nouncing the slur on Dublin’s fair1
aame were unanimously passed.
PR AISEvFOR GERMAN ARMY.
General Wood Pleases Emperor Wil
liam by Praising the Soldiers.
BERLIN, Sept. 15.—Major General
Henry C. Corbin, who, together with
Major General Samuel B. M. Young
and Brigadier General Leonard Wood,
attended the German army maneuvers
near Frankfort-on-the-Odor last week,
gave out a statement before he left for,
Dusseldorf denying what purported to 1
ho an interview with him, in which*
ho was represented as unfavorably
criticising the German infantry. In
this statement General Corbin said:
“My companions and I have reached
'.he conviction that the German army
‘n every respect, but particularly in
irganization, instruction, discipline
and equipment, is among the best in
existence, if not the best.
“The army excited the idmiration of
ill of the American officers who wit
aessed the maneuvers, and we shall
lever forget the many marks of dis
tinction and courtesy bestow'ed upon
is by Emperor William aud his offi
DISPOSE OF THE BANDITS.
Constabulary in Luzon Kills Eighteen
and Captures Twenty-Five.
MANILA, Sept. 15.—The force of
aative constabulary which has been
n pursuit of the Rios band of ir
reconcilables in Tayabas province,
Luzon, has killed eighteen and cap
tured twenty-five of the bandits.
The constabulary encountered the
band upon four different occasions
during the case., but suffered no losses
whatever. Rios, the leader of the ban
lits, says he will never be captured
Mob Gives Up Its Purpose.
BUTTER. Pa., Sept. 15.—The at
tack made on the jail here last night
by f. mob in an endeavor to lynch
Jerry Bennett for assaulting a 6-year
old girl was not renewed tonight.
All clay there was a crowd of peo
ple about the court house, but none
were allowed to approach the Jail.
The sidewalk about the building was
•oped off, police patrolling the out
side, with a number of armed guards
Inside to keep order.
Babcock Drops Dead.
LENOX, Mass., Sept 15.—Samuel
D. Babcock, aged 81, a wealthy New
York banker and stockholder in the
Commercial Cable company, dropped
lead here while walking on Main
CORN CROP COOD
CONDITIONS IN NEBRASKA AND
WHAT SECRETARY WILSON SAYS
Observations of His Trip in the West
—Thinks the Price of Beef Will Go
Down—Abundance of Grass in the
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—Secretary
Wilson, who has returned from a trip
through the west, summarized the
agricultural condition in the states he
visited. These states included Ne
braska, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Ho
Bald there was a groat abundance of
crops generally in that region.
‘‘There will be a good corn crop,’’
he said. “Corn now is substantially
out of the way of the frost.
“The corn crops in parts of Kansas.
Nebraska and Indiana are probably
the finest on record. There has been
more hundreds of millions of dollars
depending on the ripening of this crop
this year than the ordinary person
has ever realized.
While the crop is a little late, any
danger of its failure ean now be con
sidered over. The crop is a good one.
While it may not lie a record-breaker,
the quality of the corn is splendid
and with the exception of the soutl/fern
states the yield per acre is very
heavy. In the south the drouth has
somewhat affected the corn crop.
"TJhe wheat crop of the west this
year is also very fine and what may
be considered as really the most im
portant crop of all—the grass crop—
is exceedingly good.
“The census tells us there has been
a great increase during the last ten
years in the number <,f cattle in the
United States. This information,
taken together with the fine crop of
grass, insures lower prices of meat. T
don't believe the price of meat, how
ever, will ever be as low as it has
been in the past for the simple reason
that the American people are more
prosperous than ever before and are
eating more meat than ever before.
"However, the exceedingly high
prices of meat will he a thing of tho
past as soon as the present feeders
get fattened up to a beef condition.
Another thing that will tend to keep
the price of meat a little above the
former lower price is the demand of
England for our meats.”
^pENIAt. BY YOUNG ROOSEVELT.
President’s Son Says Populist Farm
ers Treated Him Politely.
OYSTER BAY, Sept. 13.—Young
Theodore Roosevelt returned home
from his hunting trip in the w'est last
night. He said that he had a very
pleasant trip, that he had shot a great
many prairie chickens and caught
He denied that the populist farmers
were disagreeable to him. On the
contrary, he said, they treated him
with the greatest kindness and hos
pitality. He added also that there had
been no accident nor anything ap
proaching an accidental discharge of
Matos Declared a Traitor.
CARACAS, Sept. 13.—The govern
ment has published a decree declar
ing General Matos, leader of the pres
ent revolutionary movement in Vene
zuela, to be a traitor, and ordering
him to bo tried on the charge of pi
racy and for having offered control
of the finances of the government of
Venezuela (in case of the success of
his movements) to outside capitalists
on the same basis as prevails in
Egypt. The facts of this alleged of
fer were reported by; the Venezuelan
consul at Liverpool.
Court of Inquiry Ordered.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—On the
request of Rear Admiral Higginson,
commander-in-chief of the North At
lantic station, the navy department
has appointed a court of inquiry con
sisting of Rear Admiral Watson, pres
ident; Rear Admiral Clarke and Cap
tain Chester, with Lieutenant Com
mander Roy Smith as recorder, to in
vestigate the circumstances attend
ing the accident to the big cruiser
Brooklyn in Buzzard's bay during tha
To Receive Sir Robert Bond.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—Mr.
Saikes, British charge of embassy,
who has just arrived in Washington,
has made an appointment with Mr.
Adee, the acting secretary, of state,
t to receive Sir Robert Bond.
TO RECEIVE HIS NEIGHBORS.
President Arranges to Welcome Peo
ple of His Home County.
OYSTKR BAY, L. I., Sept. 12—Ar
rangement have about been complet
ed for the reception which President
Roosevelt will tender to the citizens
of Nassau county on the 15th inst.
Decorators are at work and before
the day of the reception arrives many
of the buildings here will be resplen
rlnet with bunting. Two presidential
salutes will he fired by the Hicksville
battery, one when the reception be
gins and another at its close.
It is probable that between 10,000
and 12,000 people will attend and
Sheriff .Johnson of Nassau county will
swear in 300 deputy sheriffs, whose
auty it will be to keep the crowd at
Sagamore Hill moving during the
hem's of t,he reception.
The president will receive his neigh
bors on the porch of his house. A
number of committees have been ap
pointed, of which Frank Travers will
be chairman ex-officio. He will have
general supervision of all arrange
The president will have as his
guests Tuesday Senators Hanna,
Lodge, Spooner. Allison and Aldrich.
They will take luncheon with the
president and probably dinner.
PEOPLE OF MARS ARE SMART.
Chicago Profesoor Says They Are Su
perior In Intelligence.
CHICAGO Sept. 12.—That a people
superior in Intelligence to those of
the earth inhabit the planet of Mars
is a conclusioa that will be set forth
by Prof. G. W. Hough, head of the de
partment of astronomy of the North
western university, in a report which
he is compiling of his summer's obser
vations from the Dearborn observa
tory. He asserts this is & probability
basiul on recent discoveries and adds
that, of course, it can never beta es
The conclusion includes the accep
tance of the theory of evolution and
the statements of leading astronomers
that climatic conditions of Mars are
the same as of the earth. The possi
bility of Mercury and Venus being In
habited is admitted, because they
have solidified, and the Intense heat
resulting from their proximity to the
•sun may have been overcome by a
deeper covering of atmosphere. None
3f the other planets, the professor
-aid, could contain animal life,
SULTAN HARD UP FOR MONEY.
Fails to Come in and Debts of the Gov
ernment Are Unpaid.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 12.—
Only one-half of the amount of money
required for the payment of salaries,
etc., upon the occasion of the sultan’s
anniversary, September 8, was obtain
ed from the provinces, and these col
lections were made by threats that
the provincial collectors would lose
their positions unless the money tras
The balance of the sum required was
made up from the fund for military
purchases, customs receipts, etc. Tho
money thus taken from the last nam
ed source will interfere with the
porte’s payment to the Cramps of
Philadelphia and to Herr Krupp of
Germany for war material.
Pronounced Legally Dead.
BOSTON, Sept. 12.—Captain W. AnJ
drews, who twice crossed the Atlantic
in a fifteen-foot cockle shell, has been
pronounced legally dead by the Massa
chusetts courts, letters of adminis
tration upon his estate have been
granted to his son. Captain Andrews
sailed October 6, last, from Atlantic
City, with his bride, to whom he had
been married in the presence of 3,000
people. The boat was sighted only
once, about a week after it sailed.
General Miles Starts West.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.—Lieuten
ant General Miles left here today for
the west and will sail from San Fran
cisco on the transport Thomas for
the Philippines, where he will make
a tour of inspection of the army in
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12—Today’s
statement of the treasury balances
in the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000,000 gold reserve in the divi
sion of redemption, shows: Available
cash balance, $212,623,055; gold, $126,
And Then it Snowed.
CHEYENNE, Wyo„ SepL 12.—A
cold wave swept over Wyoming last
night, the mercury dropping to 30 de
grees, and today it snowed.
GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS
GOOD STATE OF AFFAIRS.
CORN SHOWING LARGE GAINS
All the Products of the Soil Will
Make an Abundant Harvest—Oats
Will Be a Big Crop—Averages
Generally All Right.
Washington, Sept. 11,—The monthly
report of the statistitian of the Depart
ment of Agriculture shows the aver
age condition of corn on September
1 to have been 84.3, as compared with
86.5 on August 1, 1902, 51.7 on Sep
tember 7, 1901, 80.6 at the correspond
ing date in 1900 and a ten-year aver
age of 78.8. Except in Kansas and
South Dakota, which report a decline
of 12 points and 2 points during Aug
ust, no material change of condition
is reported from any of the principal
corn states, and axcept those of the
south and the state of Michigan they
again report condition averages in ex
cess of their respective averages for
the last ten years.
Notwithstanding its marked decline
during August, Kansas reports a con
dition of 91, or 25 points above i^ts
ten-year average, while Nebraska and
Missouri exceed their respective ten
year averages by 35 and 22 points re
spectively; Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and
Iowa by 16, 11, 14 and 10 points re
spectively and Pennsylvania, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota by. 6, 4 and 3 points
The crop, however, is so late that
throughout the entire northern por
tion of the belt prediction of more
than an average crop tire invariably
made contingent upon the immediate
advent and continuance for some days
of the most favorajle conditions of
The average condition at harvest of
winter and spring wheat combined
was 80, against 82.8 last year, 69.6 in
1900 and a ten-year average of 78.9.
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois
report 13. 18, 16 and 21 points and
North Dakota, South Dakota, Ne
braska and Missouri 20, 20, 25 and 24
points respectively above their ten
year averages, the condition In Min
nesota differs only one point from the
state’s ten-year average, while Penn
sylvania and California report 5
points below the ten-year average,
Iowa 12 points below and Kansas a
condition of 49.23 points below the
ten-year average of the state.
The average condition of oats when
harvested was 87.2, against 72.1 last
year, 82.2 in 1900 and a ten-year aver
age of 79.7. While correspondents re
port the harvesting of an exception
ally large crop of oats, there are In
dications that the crop will be very
deficient in quality, this will be re
ported on more fully in December,
when the yields per acre are sent in.
Of the ten states having 1,000.000
acres or upward In oats, Iowa alone
reports a condition comparing unfav
orably with its ten-year average.
ENDORSE MEMORIAL SERVICES.
All Favor Proposed Tribute to Mc
CINCINNATI, Sept. 11—Additional
responses to the Times-Star’s inquiries
have bt-en received from governors,
members of congress, church digni
taries and others endorsing the move
ment for McKinley memorial services
in the churches next Monday.
Rev. John K. Schick, President
Roosevelt’s pastor at Washington, and
Rev. Frank M. Bristol, pastor of the
church McKinley formerly attended
in Washington, both telegraphed that
they would speak on the life and char
acter of McKinley next Sunday. Arch
bishop Elder issued an order that the
litany of the saints be publicly recited
next Sunday after high mass.
MAY RESTRICT EMIGRATION.
Men Must Perform Militaray Service
Before Going Abroad.
VIENNA, Sept. 11.—The Hungari
an government is taking steps to
adopt stringent measures to regulate
and restrict emigration.
The ministry of the interior has
prepared a bill which will shortly
be introduced iu parliament, where
by all emigration on the part of men
is forbidden until after the perform
ance of military service. The bill
also provides for strict control ol
emigration agencies and transporta
tion companies and prescribes se
vere penalties for persons attempt
ing to induce emigration by means
of misleading statements of over
A STREAM OF FIRE.
3abacca River Carries Evidences of
KINGSTOWN, Island of St. Vincent.
Sept. 10.—Tho sights in the Windward
district of this island resulting from
Ihe eruption of the Soufriere volcano,
September 3, are very interesting. The
Rabacca river even now is a stream
if liquid lire a quarter of a mile or
irore wide. The greater part of the
Rabacca estate is wrapped in vapor
and there are mimic eruptions every
where. The river bed is continuously
throwing up columns and dense clouds
of steam, mud and pebbles. The land
has spread farther seaward and is
changing considerably the appearance
of the district from what it was prior
to September 3. This was probably
caused by the ejecta that flowed down
the slopes, filling the sea about the
MORE VOLCANOES IN ERUPTION.
Mountain on Stromboli Island Breaks
Out and Vesuvius is Active.
ROME, Sept. 10.—The volcano on
Stromboli Island Is In full eruption and
Is throwing great columns of fire in
torrents of stones. The island is
shrouded In smoke.
Mount Vesuvius Is showing signs of
Stromboli is the northernmost of
the Lipari islands in the Mediterrar
nean off the northern coast of Sicily.
Its area is eight square miles. It is
wholly of volcanic formation and has
a constantly active volcano 3,040 feet
high with an extinct crater on top,
but an active one on tho side at the
height of about 2,150 feet. On tho
east side of the island lies the small
town of Stromboli. The population of
the island is placed at 500 persons.
LOOKING FOR A COAL STATION.
May Be Located in Pacific Ocean West
of Dutch Harbor.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 10.—The
revenue cutter Hugh McCulloch, Cap
tain Coulson, has arrived here from
Dutch Harbor. The McCulloch was
under orders to examine Adakh is
land, 400 miles west qf Dutch Har
bor, as a probable site for a United
States coaling station. One of the
United States gunboats returning from
Alaska last year had visited the same
island, reporting favorably upon the
proposition and Captain Coul son’s re
port, it is understood, will coincide in
all that was said of Adakh. This is
land is declared to be well situated
with a harbor and landing suitable for
the discharge of a coal cargo and by
good sized colliers.
NASH ISSUES PROCLAMATION.
Calls Attention to the First Anniver
sary of Death of McKinely.
COLUMBUS, O., Sept. 10.—Governor’
Nash issued the following proclama
tion to the people of Ohio today:
"Next Sunday, September 14, will be
the first anniversary of the death of
President McKinley. Many churches
of all denominations throughout the
country have voluntarily started a
movement to hold a memorial service
at their regular place of worship in
remembrance of the late president
"I desire to call attention to this
fact and to express the earnest wish
that the people of Ohio Join in this
movement, making it worthy of the,
splendid life and work of the late
Oregon Timber Burning.
TILLAMOOK, Ore., Sept. 10.—Forest
fires in the mountains near hear are
laying waste millions of feet of valu1
able timber. A fire is burning fiercely
on the Wilson river eight miles from
here, where the new fish hatchery is
being put in. So fierce has the fire
become that people living in the vi
cinity have come to this city for safety.
Another fire is burning in the foothills
and is causing much damage to farms.
The smoke is dense in this city and
ashes are falling for miles around.
The mail stage was unable to get
Outlaw Nick Hale Escaped.
LANDER, Wyo., Sept, 10.—Ed. Mc
Clelland has arrived from Buck Camp
and reports that ‘‘Nick" Hale, the out
law who fought a battle with officers
at Buck Camp recently, is still at large.
William Madden has secured the horse
stolen by Hale, but the outlaw retained
possession of the Winchester and sad
Hale was trailed to Ervay where he
threw his pursusrs off the track by
mixing up with a bunch of wild horses
and then doubled back into the Big
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