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LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1903.
THE POPE IS DEAD
VENERABLE PONTIFF YIELDS TO
ATTACK OF DI8EA3E.
THE LAST MOMENTS PEACEFUL
Cardinals, Relatives and Members of
the Papal Court at the Death Bed
Burial Will Take Place in Nine
ROME—The pope died shortly after
4 o’clock Monday afternoon. His last
moments were comparatively peaceful
and painless and were preceded by a
period of insensibility.
Around the bedside at the final mo
ment were the cardinals, the relatives
and the papal court. Before lapsing
into unconciousness the dying pontiff
feebly moved his lips, his last articu
late words being those used in bestow
ing a lienedlction.
Gradually the shadow of death
spread over the pontiff, biB extremities
became cold, his features assumed the
fixed rigidity of death, and Dr. Lapon
ni noted his last fluttering heart beats,
which gradually became slower and
weaker, until they finally stopped.
The news of the pope's death spread
rapidly throughout Rome and caused
a most profound sensation. The whole
city is in mourning.
During the alarming crisis about
noon, while the pope was lying on his
bed, perfectly motionless, and around
him knelt the cardinals and other
members of the papal court, praying,
without any preliminary restlessness,
the pontiff opened his eyes, which fell
on Cardinal Oreglia, who was at his
side, and said solemnly: “To your
eminence, who will so soon seize the
reins of supreme power, I confide the
church in these difficult times."
Of the supreme moment, Dr. Laponni
gives an impressive description. He
“Death occurred through exnaustion,
although In the last two hours Pope
Leo made a supreme effort to gather
together all his energies. He suc
ceeded in recognizing those about him
by the sound of their voices, as his
sight was almost entirely lost. Still
he made a marvelous display of his
energy and even his death was really
grand. It was resigned, calm and se
rene. Few examples can be given of a
man of such advanced age, after so ex
haustive ah illness, showing such su
preme courage in dying. The pontiff's
last breath was taken exactly at 4:04.
I put a lighted candle to hi3 mouth
three times, according to the tradi
tional ceremonial, and afterward de
clared the pope to be no more.
“I then went to inform Cardinal
lapsing, at another rallying, with ex
Oreglia. the dean of the sacred college,
who immediately assumed full power
and gave orders that the Vatican be
cleared of all curious persons having
no right to be there. Contemporan
eously the cardinal instructed Mgr.
Righi, master of ceremonies, to send
the Swiss guards from the Clementine
hall to the close all the entranoes to
the Vatican and dismiss all persons
from the death chamber, the body be
ing entrusted to the Franciscan peni
CEREMONY AT THE VATICAN.
Cardinals Formally Declare that Pope
Leo XIII is Dead.
ROME—Tuesday morning began
the first of those grandiose and unique
ceremonies which follow the demise
of a pope, and, although private, it
was conducted with great pomp and
was most impressive.
All the cardinals present in Rome,
numbering twenty-nine, assembled at
the apostolic palace to view the re
mains of the late Leo XIII and to offi
cially pronounce him dead.
Cardinal Oreglia, dean of the sacred
college and camerlingo of the holy
Roman church, had to put aside his
cardinal’s sign of deep mourning and
was gowned entirely in violet. The
other cardinals wore crimson robes,
with violet collars, indicative of
within the death chamber the body
lay, with a white veil over the face,
on the bed, surrounded by the Francis
can penitentiary, while outside the
noble guard maintained a Bolemn
vigil. The profound silence was only
broken by the chanting of prayers
for the dead.
Into this solemn presence came the
mourning procession of cardinals,
who, kneeling silently, prayed. Then
the prelates reverently looked on
while Cardinal Oreglla approached
the remains. For this function the
pope’s bed room has been transform
ed into a mortuary chapel, an altar
at one end. having In the center a
crucifix surrounded by six lighted can
dies. Four candles stood at the bed
corners. The white veil was then re
moved from the dead man's face, re
vealing the cameo-like features of the
departed pope, rendered sharper and
more transparent by death. So life
like was the body that those present
had expected Leo to raise his hand in
the familiar gesture of blessing.
A moment of breathless silence en
sued and then the cardinal earner
lingo, taking the aspersorlum, sprin
and said in a firm voice, "Gioacchino”
(the Christian name of the deceased
holy father). When there was no an
swer, the same word was repeated
three times, louder and louder. After
which, turning to the kneeling cardi
nals, the camerlingo solemnly an
nounced “Papa vertu mortuus est”
(the pope is really dead).
As the words were uttered there
arose from the kneeling cardinals a
sigh, a tribute paid to the late pontiff
by these princely heads of the church.
After this, in voices trembling with
emotion, the ranking cardinals recit
ed the De Profundis, gave absolution
and sprinkled the body with holy
The vicar of Rome, Cardinal Pietro
Respighi, has caused to be attached
to the doors of the churches an an
nouncement of the death of Pope Leo,
with instructions regarding the pray
ers to be offered and also giving in
formation about the funeral services.
The government of the Catholic
church has been officially assumed by
Cardinal Oreglla, as dean of the sa
cred college and as dean of the car
dinal bisfhops. He will be assisted by
the deans of the other two orders of
POPE'S BODY IS EMBALMED.
Doctors Perform Autopsy and Find
Pleurisy Only Ailment.
ROME—Dr. Papponl presented to
Cardinal Oreglla, dean of the sacred
college, the official report of ths au
topsy performed Tuesday on the body
of the pope, which was conducted so
far as permissible in connection with I
the embalming. The report is chiefly
important in disproving the presence
of cancer or nephritis. The text of
the report follows:
"Rome, July 22.—Yesterday even- j
ing, from 4 to 8 the embalming of the
body of his holiness, Leo XIII, occur
After giving the names of those who
assisted and those who were present
at the autopsy, the report says:
“We began by injecting into the
thigh over five litres of special pre
serving fluids. Having opened the ab
domen the lower viscera were ex
tracted and found to be perfectly
healthy. The spleen and kidneys
were absolutely normal. In the lat
ter the cortical substance was well
preserved and of a pale pink color.
"After opening the thorax it was
found that the heart, the aorta and
the carotid arteries were healthy, ex
cept that in the archa aorta was
found an atherslmateus excresenca.
Nothing unusual was found in the per
icardium. The pleura on the left side
was quite normal, but on the right
side the pleura was full of liquid of
an orange yellow color above and
bloody at the bottom, with a large
clot of flbrine floating. More flbrine
was on the free surface of the pleura
towards the ribs, with a slight scrap
ing of flbrine easily detached, allow
ing a view of the surface serum. The
POPE LEO XIII
cardinals, Cardinal Maechl of the car
dinal deacons and Cardinal Rampdila
for the cardinal priests, the latter,
however, as a substitute for Cardinal
Netto, the patriarch of Lisbon, who,
when he arrives, will take over his
IN STATE AT ST. PETER’S.
People of All Nations to Pay Their
ROME—The body of Leo XIII lies
in state in the basilica of St. Peter’s.
Beginning Thursday at sunrise the
people of Rome and those of all na
tions now in the Eternal City will be
admitted to pa* their last farewell.
Opportunity for this solemn tribute
will end Saturday. Until 6 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon the remains of
ihe dead pope lay in the throne room
of the Vatican, where the leaders of
the diplomatic, clerical and civil world
were allowed to pass the bier. The
ceremonial at night, when the body
was conveyed from the throne room
to St. Peter’s, was one of the most
striking of all the obsequies.
During the day the congregation of
cardinals met and decided to hold the
conclave under the identical regula
tions which obtained at the conclave
which elected Leo.
Dr. Laponni, in the course of the
day, presented to Cardinal Oreglia a
report of the autopsy which was held
and which showed that there was no
sign of cancer in the pope’s body.
upper part of the right lung was quite
normal, but the lower part was some
what hard and cracked at the touch,
and while cutting a whitish, frothy
liquid oozed out. The inferior lobe
had partly adhered to the wall of the
thorax, and when this was cut a
dirty white, abundant liquid without
gas oozed out, showing complete hepa
TALK AS TO THE NEW POPE.
Conditions Are Such He May Be Man
Not Yet Mentioned.
ROME—Accord'ng to a statement
coming from a high ecclesiastical
source, the arrangements at the Vati
can are being pressed forward which
will enable the conclave of cardinals
to begin sitting August 1. However,
It is thought the sessions may last con
siderably longer than at first expect
ed—even long enough to permit Car
dinal Moran of Sydney, N. S. W., to
arrive In time to take part In the pro
An ambassador accredited to the
Vatican says the question of Pope
Leo’s successor is a peculiarly open
one at the present moment. The per
sonality of the candidates plays a
much more important part than in any
preceding conclave, since the condi
tions prevailing in the past are now
Cardinal Svampa Is quoted as say
ing: "The conclave will be very
short, as were the last two. At the
utmost I think it may take one week,
as now there does not exist in the sa
cred college the marked political dif
ferences of other times. Therefore, it
will be possible to arrive at an under
standing more easily and quicker.”
GIBBONS OUTLINES PROGRAM.
Cardinal Leaves Instructions Which
Will Likely Govern Churches.
BALTIMORE—Before Cardinal Gib
bons departed for Rome he left with
Rev. Dr. William A. Fletcher, rector
of the cathedral, an outline of the
services he desired held in the
churches of this province, and which
will supposedly be followed by the
Catholic churches throughout the Uni
ted States. The plan is set forth In
the following statement furnished by
Dr. Fletcher Tuesday at the request
of the Associated Press:
"Prior to his departure for Rome
his eminence desired that a solemn
pontifical requiem mass be celebrated
in the cathedral, to which all the
bishops of this province and the rever
end clergy of the archdiocese will be
"The mass in the cathedral will
take place on the day of the funeral
in Rome. Right Rev. Bishop Curtis
will officiate. The discourse will be
preached by Right Rev. Bishop Dona
hue of Wheeling.
“The ceremonials and music will be
of the most impressive character.
“The cathedral will be draped in
mourning within and without for thir
"Every evening until after the fu
neral at the hour of the de profuadas.
at 7 o’clock, (|ie cathedral bell will ’>e
tolled for thirty minutes.
“This is the program which has
been adopted for the cathedral. No
doubt the pastors of the other church
es will make similar arrangements.”
WAR IS SCENTED.
Fear that the Fear East Will Breed
LONDON—The Dali Mall’s Tokio
correspondent sends a rather alarming
view of the situation in the far east.
Ho says Russia’s rentlon of Manchu
ria, the Increase of Its fleet, the dis
patch of reinforcements to Manchu
ria, the southward movement of the
army occupying Manchuria and the
defiant conduct on the Corean fron
tier, all alarmed the Japs, many of
whom are convinced that it would be
better to fight now than risk the
eventual loss of Corea and the rele
gation of Japan to a secondary place.
The Jans, he proceeds, are accumulat
ing stores and negotiating the pur
chase of ships and already have a
squadron off Vladivostock, to which
port Russian vessels have been sent
as a precaution, and both fleets are
ready for action at any moment.
The Siberian press is declared to
reveal the aggressive spirit of the Rus
sian military party and to show that
thte Russians believe they will lose
prestige if they give way now, as
their far eastern empire will be lost
and Japanese influence will become
The appointment of Marquis Ito as
president of the Privy council, the
correspondent says, is favorable to
peace, but Russia must retreat or
there will be grave danger of war.
The Japanese believe France and Eng
lang will Join in the expected con
flict, which diplomatists at Tokio
think, If once begun, will continue for
years, Involving disastrous results to
Japan financially and the creation of
a sort of Balkan difficulty in Corea.
He adds that confidence is shown in
the Anglo-Japanese alliance.
MAKE SERVICE ATTRACTIVE
Government to Provide Amueemente
at Navy Yards.
WASHINGTON. D. C.—With a view
of making the naval service as at
tractive as possible to enlisted men
and lessening visits to dives and de
sertions, the navigation bureau is now
working on a scheme for the estab
lishment of recreation halls and
grounds In navy yards and stations.
One of the most complete projects sc
far unfolded within reasonable price
came from the Norfolk navy yard.
This plan makes provision for a foot
ball ground, base ball diamond, grand
stand, cinder track, swimming pool a
recreation hall, costing $35,000, with
gymnasium and library, dance hall
and smoking room. It is probable
that where sufficient ground can be se
cured these Norfolk plans will be
adopted as a type for other yards. An
appropriation for the purpose will be
requested at the next session of con
THE POPES WILL
ONLY A PORTION, HOWEVER, IS
THE PERSONAL ESTATE MAHER
Further Progress with Arrangement*
for the Conclave—A Wall Being
Built Around Apartments Where it
Will Be Held.
ROME—Several thousand of the
faithful crowded St. Peter's Sunday to
pay tribute before the sarcophagus
containing the remains of the late pon
tiff, on which Is the following simple
inscription In gilded letters: "I*eo
XIII, Pont Max."
Meanwhle requiem masses contin
ued in the chapel of the aacrament as
well as In many other Roman churches.
The will of Ijeo was read Sunday.
While nominally leaving the estate of
Caplneto to his nephew, I^tidavico Pec
oi. it really makes no change, as the
whole family property, amounting ap
proximately to >120,000, had already
been divided among the three nephews.
Count Camillo having already sold hla
The congregation again on Sunday
made further progress with the ar
rangements for the conclave. Cardinal
Gibbons arrived today, but did not at
tend the meeting.
A wall is being built around the
apartments where the conclave will be
held. It is already ten feet high. Some
of the Italian bookmakers here pro
posed to conduct public betting on the
chances of the papal candidates and,
in order to obtain permission to do so.
offered to donate their gains to char
itable institutions. The government,
however, promptly refused the request.
At the sixth meeting of the congre
gation of cardinals, held today, forty
five cardinals were present. Cardinal
Della Volpe, voicing also the opinions
of some of his colleagues, criticised
some of the ceremony in connection
with the interment of I^eo XIII last
night because the cardinals did not
participate in the entire procession and
complained generally of the tack of or
der. Cardinal Oreglla replied that he
had already noticed this and that he
would punish those who were respon
PURE FOOD MEN ADJOURN.
Elect Officers, Condemn Preservatives,
Boost Good Whisky.
ST. PAUL. Minn.—The national con
vention of dairy and food commission
ers closed Friday with the election of
officers, as follows:
President, J. W. Bailey, Oregon; first
vice president W. P. McConnell, Min
nesota; second vice president, Maroni
Helner, Utah; secretary and treasurer,
R. M. Allen, Kentucky.
A number of resolutions were adopt
ed. The most Important were those
referring to coloring matter and pre
servatives. The use of preservatives
in food was condemned and coloring
matter was also condemned, except
\'hat known to be harmless. The bot
tling In bond of liquor was approved
and a recommendation was added for
the extension of the law to facilitate
the distribution of pure whisky from
manufacturer to consumer.
PRINCE FERDINAND FLEES.
Fears He Might Meet Fate of Alexan
der of Servia.
BERLIN—Notwithstanding the offi
cial denial that Prince Ferdinand’s de
parture from Servia amounts of flight,
the Vossiehe Zeitung, which gets well
authenticated private information
from Bulgaria, says that the rumor of
the prince’s flight has some founda
tion and thinks he has left the coun
try until the excitement subsides. A
special dispatch from Sofia srys that
an attempt against Prince Ferdinand's
life la not impossible, Servia's exam
ple having a profound influence on
the prince’s enemies.
Methodist Minister Assaulted.
PALMYRA, Neb —The Rev. William
Van Buren, pastor of the Methodist
church here, was assaulted last night
while returning from church, knocked
down and beaten by unknown men.
The assault is supposed to be the re
sult of his action as a member of the
town board in closing business houses
on Sunday. Two members of the
board recently resigned, and the feel
ing against the minister has been
There’s no use sewing a button on
your trousers if you don't fasten the
end of the thread.
BOODLE LETTERS FOR JURY.
K alley Turns Over Lee’s Epistlss for
Use Against Farris.
ST. LOUIS—Mrs. Daniel J. Keller
arrived here from Niagara-on-the
latke. Ont., where her husband, D. J.
Kelley of New York, la stopping, he
oelng under indictment In this state
on the charge of legislative bribery.
Mrs. Kelley Is on her way to Jef
ferson City to present the letters re
ceived by her husband from former
Lieutenant Governor John A. Lee as
evidence In the trial of Senator Far
ris, under Indictment In connection
with the legislative boodling, which
begins on Tuesday.
The letters have been expressed to
Kelley's attorneys in St. Louis and
will remain in tnelr keeping until they
are taken to JefTerson City by Mrs.
Kelley. She has been subpoenaed as
a witness, but will remain In St. Ix>uis
until she Is summoned to appear.
LAURIER MOURNS DEAD POPE.
Canadian Premier Expresses Sorrow
at Leo’s Demise.
OTTAWA. Ont—Sir Wilfrid Lau
rler, the Canadian premier, has ad
dressed the following letter to the
apostolic delegate. Mgr. Sbarettl, to be
forwarded to Rome:
“I beg you to convey to his emi
nence, the cardinal secretary of state,
the deep sense of sorrow which has
been caused In this country by the
death of his holiness, Pope Leo XIII.
Canadians of all classes and denomina
tions have had many reasons to ap
preciate the broad, wise and enlighten
ed statesmanship with which he guid
ed the church and which now calls for
the spontaneous tribute of admiration
from the whole world.
“I have the honor to be your excel
lency's obedient servant.
• WILFRID LAURIER.”
INJUNCTION IS INEFFECTIVE.
Men Quit as Individuals, Thus Getting
Around Restraining Order.
MINNEAPOLIS — Eighty workmen
employed on the federal building
struck Saturday because one of the
sub-contractors put two unfair electri
cal workers to work.
The men belong to the various un
ions that are members of the tuilding
trades council, which was recently en
joined, along with the Electrical Work
ers’ union, by Judge Gray from inter
fering in any way with the electrical
contractors by ordering or inciting
their workmen to quit work. In this
case, however, the building trades
council disclaims all responsibility
and the men claim to have each acted
on his own individual responsibility.
South Dakota Commission.
MITCHELL, S. D.—The South Da
kota commission, which will have
charge of the state building at the
World’s fair, organized here as fol
President, S. W. Russell; vice pres
ident, J. L. Boucher; secretary, F. R.
Farmer; treasurer, W. B. Saunders.
The commission has but $7,000 to
spend, and will use that to build a
com palace, believing that the
products of the state can be displayed
in better style in this manner than in
any other within the appropriation.
Hope to Unite Populists.
DENVER—A large attendance Is ex
pected at the conference of political
reformers to be held here. The con
ference will be of an unofficial char
acter and members of various parties
are invited to participate. The na
tional committees of both branches of
the people’s party are, however, called*
to meet here in conjunction with the
gathering, and it is believed that some
agreement will be reached for harmon
izing the two factions of that party if
an amalgamation to include other re
form parties is not effected.
Slam Wants to Borrow Money.
WASHINGTON, D. C. — United
States Minister King at Bankok re
ports to the state department that in
quiries have been made of him as to
the chance of placing in the United
States a loan of one million pounds
sterling. He says that the proposed
loan is for twenty years at 6 per cent
and that the general revenues of
Siam are offered as security. An offer
from other sources is now under cqn
Death Part* Him from Millions.
SAN DIEGO, Cal—S. L. Griffith, a
millionaire of Danby, Vt., who came
here a few months ago and bought a
beautiful place called “The Palms,” at
National City, died Tuesday,
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