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    Loup City Northwestern.
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The United States cable ship Burn
side, launched last week at the Heath
shipyards, Tacoma, Wash., is by all
odds the largest steamship ever con
structed at any of the Tacoma ship
yard’s, and members of the Chamber
of Commerce and the business ele
ment of the city were present la large
numbers to witness her christening.
The vessel is due at Sitka early In
June to commence work on the Alas
kan cable.
Opinion is General that Nothing but
War with Bulgaria Will Clear the
Situation and Lead to Permanent
here that the powers have lodged
claims for damages resulting from the
Salonica outrages. The Turkish gov
ernment has apologized to the Bulgar
ian diplomatic agent here for the dom
iciliary visits made by the police of
Constantinople last week when about
sixty Bulgarians were arrested and
when the papers of the secretary of
the Bulgarian diplomatic agency were
seized at his residence. The agent
threatens to leave Constantinople un
less satisfaction for this action is
The statement that the porte has re
quested Austria and Italy to withdraw
their warships from Salonica has been
WASHINGTON, May 10—The Turk
ish minister here has received the fol
lowing cablegram from his govern
ment: t
"On May C the Bulgarian revolution
ists attempted to commit at Monastic
an outrage aualgous to those perpe
trated at Saloniea. Thanks to the ef
ficacious measures taken by the im
periol authorities, however, they have
been unable to put their designs into
execution. Stoutshef one of the ring
leaders of the Bulgarian revolutionary
committee, perished with five of his
accomplices in the village of Fraishna
LONDON—The Saloniea correspon
dent of the Times says there are ten
men-of-war in the harbor of Saloniea.
A state of seige has been declared and
Turkish troops are guarding every
square yard of the town. The schemes
of the revolutionist leaders may hang
fire, but it is not likely that they will
be abandoned. There have been found
documents which convince the author
ities that the recent explosions were
carried out by officials of the Bulgarian
royal engineers.
The general opinion prevails, the
correspondent says in conclusion, that
the only way to clear the atmosphere
is by a war with Bulgaria.
patches received here from Monastir,
European Turkey, says the Mussulman
and Turkish troops are murdering
Christians in the suburbs of the Chris
tian quarter of the town. Houses are
deserted and shops are closed.
The statment that General Deltcheff,
one of the principal Macedonian lead
ers, liaa been killed in a fight with
Turks at Fiorina has been officially
Colonel Sartoris Arrives.
the passengers who arrived from the
orient on the Japanese steamer Nip
pon Maru today were Lieutenant Al
gernon Sartoris, grandson of the late
General U. S. Grant; Sao Kee Alfred
Sze, a Chinese commissioner of edu
cation, who is on his way to Washing
ton with eight young Chinese boys
who are to be educated in the United
States. Colonel Sartoris recently re
tired from his regiment in the Philip
pines, his resignation having been ac
cepted by the War department.
Colombian Senator Says Otherwise it
Will Not Bn Constructed.
PANAMA—Gerard Pulecio, a prom
inent member of the conservative
party, discusses the canal question iu
a recent issue of the Correa Nacionai,
published at Bogota. He says the re
newal of the canal concession grant
ed by President San Clemente is le
gal. tiie government having constitu
tional powers to take this step. No
company or European government is
willing to risk any money in the ca
nal venture after the l)e Lesscps fail
ure, says Senor Pulecio, therefore the
United Stales only can undertake the
construction of the canal with
chances of success.
Colombia never enjoyed effective
sovereignty on the isthmus because
the United States landed troops there
whenever it wanted to and even de
nied Colombians the "innocent right
to kill each other,” still in the canal
treaty Colombian sovereignty on the
isthmus should be distinctly recog
nised, argues Senor Pulecio, not on'y
to calm the nerves of the apprehen
sive patriots, but because Colombia
may within 100 or 200 years develop
into a strong nation and be able to
recover sovereignty on the isthmus.
‘ Governor Mickey Asked to Appoint
OMAHA—Governor Mickey, after
visiting Omaha and looking over the
labor situation, issued the following:
To the Citizens of Omaha: Having
been invited by the mayor of your
city and the sheriff of your county
yesterday to come to your city for
the purpose of conferring with them
and others to aid Jn arriving at an
amicable settlement of the labor trou
bles in whidi your city is now involv
ed, I met with the Business Men's as
sociation last evening and heard their
discussion relating to the matter and
wa3 enabled to get some information
as to their attitude and complaint,
and this afternoon at the Millard hotel
I met a delegation representing the
labor unions as previously arranged,
and on invitation to myself and may
or, and discussed with them their
complaints and attitudes in relation
to the situation.
After this brief and fair consider
ation on my part with both sides. I
asked that the labor unions appoint
a committee of seven and the Busi
ness Men's association a committee of
like number to meet me on Monday
evening, May 11, at 8 p. in., at the
Millard hotel for the purpose of mu
tually considering the matters in con
troversy and arriving at an amicable
settlement to all interested.
Omaha, May 8. Governor.
Railroad Wins Land Suit.
preme court of the United States de
cided the case of the Oregon & Cali
fornia Railroad company against tho
United States in case involving cer
tain lands in Oregon, which were
claimed by the railroad company un
der patents issued in 1871 under the
Oregon donation act. The decision
was favorable to the company. The
contention in behalf of the United
States was that the patent had been
issued by mistake, as the land in dis
pute had been located as early as
1853, but the court held that as the
land had not been reclaimed, as re
quired by law, the settlement of 1853
wa3 not valid.
Present Administrative Methods
Years Old—For Fourteen Years Few
Changes Have Been Made, Though
Business Has Trebblod.
WASHINGTON—A far-reaching ex
tension of the present investigation of
the Postoffice department to include
most of the large offices in the country
is in contemplation. This statement
was made by Postmaster General
Mr. Payne said the increase of $3,090
in the appropriation for the contingent
expenses of his own office had been
made to allow the investigation of the
department, along these lines, hut he
admitted that it was not at that time
anticipated that the inquiry would
prove so sensational.
The details of the proposed general
investigation have not yet been formu
lated, but It lias been decided to In
clude all first-class postoffices whose
annual receipts aggregate $300,009. Mr.
Payne said that the present adminis
trative methods of the postal service
were established by former Postmaster
;General Wanarnaker, fourteen years
ago, since then the businesi of the
department has trebled. It might be
that some of the methods were faulty
and the practices irregular, conse
quently the investigation would lie
made in the hope of initiating new and
• better methods as well as to correct
Inspector Laughlln of the Indian nu
reau has been ordered to the Utah res
ervation In Utah to negotiate with the
Indians, who own the reservation, for
the allotment of a part of their lands
and the cession of the remainder to
the government. The law authorizes
the authorities arbitrarily to open the
reservation in case of failure to reach
an agreement.
Major Robert I<. Howse, charged
with cruelty to Filipinos during his
service in the Philippines, has submit
ted his reply to the charge to the eec
retary of war. All the papers in the
case have been submitted to the judge
advocate general for a report.
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A New Turn in the Strike On at
OMAHA.—On petition of a number
of complainants, including the prin
cipal transfer and delivery companies
Involved in the teamsLcr's strike,
Judge Mlinger of the federal court
Wednesday evening granted a tem
porary restraining order enjoining the
officers of the Team Drivers’ Interna
.tional union, local 71, J. E. Crews,
president; R. S. Wilcox, treasurer, and
Edward Sumner, secretary, together
with all members of the union, from
doing certain acts calculated to inter
fere with interstate commerce, and
The largest airship ever devised is
now building in San Franciseo, and
even in its present half-finished con
dition it spreads itself out over about
a block of territory.
It is made of aluminum, and will be
bigger than the ordinary Mississippi
river steamboat.
More than $100,000 has already been
spent on the machine and it will cost
more than $200,000. Charles Stanley
is the Inventor.
Delegates to represent the United
States at the iniernational conference
at Geneva which is to revise and ex
tend the Geneva convention of 1864
under which the various Red Cross
societies are recognized in one have
been designed by the president as fol
lows: Francis B. Ixiomis, assistant
secretary of state; General George B.
Davis, judge advocate general of the
army, and Commander Sargent, United
States Navy.
Sermon by Bishop Fowler and Ad
dress by Bishop McCabe.
services over the remains of the late
Bishop John Fletcher Hurst were
held Thursday morning at the First
Methodist church.
The sermon was delivered by
Charles H. Fowler of Buffalo and
Bishop Charles C. McCabe of Omaha,
who succeeded Bishop Hurst as chan
celler of the American university,
made an address. Rev. Dr. Henry A.
Butz, president of the theological sem
inary, offered the prayer. The inter
ment was at Rock Creek cemetery
and was private.
Find Clews, but Not Men.
HONG KONG—The United States
gunboat Callao, which was dispatched
to the nearest point up the river from
Canton, to aid the engineers recently
attacked by a mob, reports having
found the broken instruments and the
books belonging to the engineers and
the empty drifting house boat.
commanding them to appear in court
May 20 to show cause why a tempor
ary injunction should not be granted.
Nicaraguan Revolutionary Junta Is
Hopeful of Success.
PANAMA, Columbia.—The official
news emanating from Managuay, Nica
ragua, to the effect that the revolution
has been put down Is contradicted.
The Nicaraguan revolutionary junta
here has received a report from Gen
eral Emalanio Chamenro, saying that
the Nicaraguan government steamer
Once de Julio has been sunk by the
rebel vessel Victoria. The entire
crew of the government boat was lost,
notwithstanding the efforts made to
save them. The rebel victory at
Acoypa and the capture of Omotepe
and San Carlos has been confirmed.
The members of the juna are hopeful
of success and declare that the rebels
cannot be attacked, the government
forces being not sufficiently strong
to do so.
Hay Makes Acknowledgment.
WASHINGTON—Secretary Hay has
made a graceful acknowledgment of
Russia’s statement of Its purposes rel
ative to Manchuria. The secretary’s
note, addressed to Count Cassiui, ex
presses regret that there should have
been even a temporary misconception
of doubt as to Russia’s position in the
matter and seizes the opportunity to
return the tnanks of this government
| for the frank and satisfactory declar
j ation of Russian principles.
Captain Pershing Captures Another
MANILA—Cfaptaln Pershing's col
umn has defeated tho sultan of Am
parguano's strong fort e of Moros In
the Taraea country, on the east shore
of Lake Lanoa Island of Mindanao.
The Americans captured ten forta.
One hundred and flfteen Moros
were killed, thirteen were wounded
and sixty were made prisoners.
The Moros captured included the
Two Americans wrere killed and
seven were wounded.
The ten forts constituted serious
and strong positions on the hanks of
the Taraca river and from them the
Moros vigorously resisted Captain
Pershing's advance.
The American troops attacked the
forts Monday and captured eight of
them without suffering any losses,
though the thirty-six cannon mounted
on fortifications were served with tho
best of the enemy’s ability.
The garrison of the ninth fort re
sisted fiercely, and Captain Pershing
ordered tho fort to be shelled and
captured by assault, which was done.
Lieutenants Shaw and Grade lead
ing two companies of the Twenty
seventh infantry, and a dcatchment
of cavalry, surrounded the tenth fort,
where the sultan had sought refuge,
and it surrenderd Tuesday. The forts
have been dismantled.
Captain Pershing moved north
Tuesday to complete the exploration
of the east shore. No further resist
ance is expected.
The Spanish gunboat Velasoc, sunk
by the ships of Admiral Dewey, off
Cavite, has been raised. Her hull is
not injured, but her upper works show
the effect of tho American shells.
Returns Note Because It Is In “Of
fensive Terms.”.
garian government has returned the
porte’s note on the subject of Incur
sion of Bulgarian bands Into Mace
donia and the importation of ex
plosives into Turkey from Bulgaria,
to the Ottoman commission at Sofia, in
consequence of what the government
of Bulgaria describes as its “offensive
The mustering of Turkish troops
continues in Macedonia and Albania,
where soon 165 battalions will bo
Twenty Hurt in Collision.
CHICAGO, 111.—Twenty persons
were injured, a few seriously, in a
collision between two southbound
Halsted street electric cars at Forty
third sireet Thursday. One woman
was taken from the wreck and carried
into an adjoining store. It is believed
her injuries are fatal. The conductor
on the rear car, H. S. Lockwood, was
thrown through the wiadow and badly
Troops Put Back Into New Chwang—
Secretary Hay is Conferring by
Wire with President Roosevelt
About the Matter.
WASHINGTON, I). C —The state
department has received official con
lirmation from its agents in China of
the increase of the Russian garrison
in New Chwang, Manchuria, and
there is reason to believe, if Presi
dent Roosevelt appproves, that it is
preparing to take vigorous steps in
the matter.
Secretary Hay is in communication
with the president in California, and
upon the latter's decision, the secre
tary’s course will depend.
It is stated that the department has
had its patience fated by the course
of events in Manchuria and that it
now contemplates a more radical step
than any which lias heretofore mark
ed the negotiations between the pow
ers on this subject.
Tlie proposed step contemplates
joint action by Japan, England and
the United States.
Preceding negotiations have been
hampered by the liability of this gov
ernment to act jointly with other na
tions, without violating its traditions,
but it is now hinted that some plan'
of co-operation with England and'
Japan may be devised which will have)
the effect of convincing the Russian
government of the united determina
tion of the three nations to insist
upon Russia’s evacuation of Manchu
ria, while not actually committing the
United States to a formal alliance.
This program is subject to the ap
proval of the president. If it is not
looked upon with favor by hiip
the state department may fall back
upon its former method of individual
representation to Russia and ask an
other explanation to the happenings
iu Manchuria.
In such an event the Russian an
swer is already forecasted by the oU
detain here. According to advices to
the powers the troops were to have
been withdrawn from New Chwang
Just one month ago Friday. It is un
derstood that as a matter of fact a
portion of tne Russian force was
withdrawn from barracks in the city
to tents outside. It is presumed
from Pekin advices that these troops
have returned to the city. However,
it is pointed out that Russia employ
ed a saving clause in the promise to
withdraw from Manchuria, the lan
guage being “provided, however, that
the action of other powers shall not
stand in the way.”
Russia it is understood, now claims
that this provision was a violation by
Japan when she mobilized her fleet
and otherwise showed signs of mili
tary preparations, which were con
strued as a menace to Russia.
Statement to that Effect is Made by
William J. Vilas.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.—A special to
the Sentinel from a stafT correspond
ent from Madison, Wis., says:
Grover Cleveland will not be a car
didate for president on the demo
cratic ticket. This is tho statement
of William J. Vilas, secretary of the
interior in Cleveland's cabinet, and
beyond question one of thp closest
political and personal friends the e&
president has in the country.
Senator Vilas has recently visited
the Cleveland home in Princeton and
passed several days In the company
of the ex president. He lias also re
cently corresponded with Mr. Clevo
land. 0
Spotted Fever on the Ships.
ebro spinal meningitis, popularly
known as ‘‘spotted fever,” and one
of the hardest contagious diseases to
combat, has broken out in the ranks
of the 1,200 men aboard the receiving
ships Minneapolis and Puritan at
league Island navy yard. Already it
has killed three young recruits, while
five more victims are hovering be
tween life and death.
Buys Mexican Mine.
EL PASO, Tex.—Senator W. A
Clark of Montana has bought from
Sol Charles of Rosario mines the
famous Guadaloupe-Colve group of
mines In Chihuahua, Mex. The price
was $500,000.