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VOLUME XX. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7. 1908. NUMBER 39.
" HIDDEN PICTURE PUZZLE.
Find the Worshiper at the Wayside Shrine.
REBEL FLAG RAISED IN EASTERN
PART OF REPUBLIC.
SOLDIERS DEMAND THEIR PAY
Sixty Armed and Mounted Men Appear
in the Canto River District Proclaim
Revolution—Rural Guard is Hastily
HAVANA.—In spite of the assertion
made Thursday by Senor Yero, secre
tary of the interior, that the killing of
three men and the capture of a fourth
man, their leader, who had attempted
to cause an uprising In the vicinity of
Bayamo, province of Santiago, ef
fectually ended the only semblance of
an uprising in Cuba, the rumors of
uprisings in eastern Cuba were fully
confirmed in the government reports
received from the governor and other
officials of Santiago province.
These are to the effect that since
the fight Sunday last sixty armed and
mounted men have appeared outside
villages in the Cauto river district
proclaiming a revolution and depend
ing the payment of the former mem
bers of the revolutionary army. No
acts of violence have been reported,
but the inhabitants of the Cauto re
gion are excited.
The leader of the revolutionary
party is named Pupo. He is a brother
of one of the bandits killed by the
rural guard on Monday.
General Rodriguez, commander-in
chief of the rural guard, has ordered
the mobilization of all the rural
guards in eastern Cuba and the gov
ernor of Santiago province has been
instructed to enlist as many volun
teers as may be deemed necessary to
co-operate with the mounted troops.
Secretary of the Interior Yero says
there is no doubt that the authorities
will be able to cope successfully with
the situation, as all reports, he adds,
agree that popular sentiment is with
the government of President Palma,
and that those who have risen in re
bellion mostly belong to the wanton,
lazy class of Porto Principe.
New Placer Strike in Alaska.
VICTORIA, B. C.—The steamer Alur
arrived from Skagway bringing fur
ther advices regarding the new placer
strike in the Tagama river district,
| to which throngs are hurrying. The
strike is 180 miles from White Horse.
Campers who were returning from
White Horse for food supplies on Mon
day state that gold in paying quanti
ties was being found on the surface,
the full length of Ruby and Fourth of
July creeks. Both were well staked.
No one has reached bedrock.
Rains Damage Crops in Austria.
VIENNA.—Continuous heavy rains
in many parts of Austria are damaging
crops. Already most serious floods
have caused great havoc in the Jaeg
erndorf districts of Silesia. Buildings
have colalpsed, crops are ruined and
the loss is estimated at several mil
lions of kronen. At Naschkautz. and
Bucovina the rivers have overflowed
and have submerged eighty houses
and destroyed the crops, inflicting im
mense loss on the poorest classes of
MILLER RESUMES HIS WORK.
In Charge of Men Who Waged War
WASHINGTON—W. A. Miller, the
assistant foreman of the bookbinding
department of the government print
ing office, resumed his duties Mon
day. Miller was assigned to his work
in charge of the men who have been
waging a vigorous campaign against
him, but these men, acting under the
decision of the union, continued at
work technically “under protest.”
Secretary Dougherty of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of Bookbinders has
arrived here and has consulted with
the local union, President Tatum of
the brotherhood being detained by ill
ness. No radical action of any sort is
Public Printer Palmer and Presi
dent Barrett of the local Bookbinders’
union differ in their statements as to
the consideration of the charges. Mr.
Palmer said Monday that the charges
are not being investigated and would
not be except under certain circum
stances, which he declined to specify.
PENSIONERS SHOW DECREASE.
Fewer Recipients of Government Pay
Receive More Cash.
TOPEKA. Kan.—Wilder 3. Metcalf,
United States pension agent for Kan
sas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Indian Territory and Colorado district,
has compiled his annual report. Tho
number of pensioners decreased by
226 during the fiscal year. There aro
now on the list 115,629 pensioners.
During the year the Topeka office paid
i out in pensions $15,851,710. This is
$54,000 more than during the previous
Missouri leads the district in the
number of pensioners and has 11,000
more persons on the roll than Kansas.
During the year the number of Mis
souri pension claims paid was 50,114,
and the amount of money distributed
in that state was $6,835,230. Kansas
has 39,074 pensioners and during the
year they received $5,445,430. The
7,802 pensioners in Oklahoma received
HAWAII SEEKS INDEPENDENCE.
Convention Approves Proposal to Peti
tion American Congress.
HONOLULU—At Tuesday’s session
of the home rule convention ex-Dele
gate Wilcox urged that congress be
memorialized to grant Hawaiian inde
pendence. He also strongly favored
the establishment of a government for
the islands similar to that of Cuba. His
remarks were received with much ap
It is probable a petition will be pre
pared for presentation to congress.
Such an appeal would doubtless re
ceive the signatures of many natives.
Man Who Starts Riot Dead.
JEFFERSONVILLE. Ind. — Robert
L«ti, the negro who shot Policeman
Louis Massey at Evansville July 3
and started the riot that resulted in
the death and injury of many citizens,
died here in prison from the effects of
a wound in the lungs, caused by a bul
let fired by Massey. Lee’s wife was
killed by a train a few days after the
NO POPE AS YET
TWO BALLOTS TAKEN WITHOUT
FUTURE APPEARS UNCERTAIN
Conclusion That Strength of the Lead
ing Candidate Remain* Unbroken—
A Large Crowd Pack* St. Peter’*
ROME.—No successor to Pope Leo
XIII has yet been chosen. From
the smoke that has issued from the
chimney on the Sistine chapel a vast
multitude gathered around St. Peter’s
learned that the second day of the
conclave had been fruitless. The con
clusion is drawn that the strength of
the leading candidate remains un
broken and that no compromise can
didate has yet appeared, and there is
no Indication of how long this condi
tion of affairs will continue. The pro
longation of the contest has aroused
tremendous public interest, if Indeed,
it cannot be called excitement. Every
trace of that apathy which followed
the death of the late pope has van
ished and instead there now exists a
burning interest in everything pertain
ing to the election of his successor.
This culminated Sunday night in the
appearance of a large crowd, which (
packed the great square of 9t. Peter’s
and presented a spectacle seldom seen
at the site of so many historic cere
monies. The impenetrable seclusion
which shrouds those engaged in de
ciding who shall be at the head of
the Catholic church heightens the fev
erish curiosity of those who await
their decision. Princes, princesses,
archbishops, bishops, monslgnors,
priests, well-to-do business people—in
short, people from every walk of life,
from that of nobleman to street beg
gar. talked of nothing but la tumata
(the signal smoke). But this morn
ing and this evening this was the
lodestone which drew thousands to
the square of St. Peter’s. There for
hours, with strained eyes and craned
necks, they waited in the hope of see
ing a tiny little stream of smoke, so
insignificant that it was almost im
possible to realize that a great issue
was involved In Its fleeting appear
ance. The scene at St. Peter’s was
far the most impressive that has oc
curred In Rome since the late pope
After the fruitless morning ballot a
report spread that a new pontiff
would surely be elected in the even
ing. All roads during the afternorm
led to the Vatican. Carriages and
vehicles of every description rattled
into the plaza of St. Peter’s. The reg
ular Sunday leisure was forgotten in
the anxiety to see the new occupant
of the holy see. The streets converg
ing into St. Peter’s plaza were black
with the thousands who entered the
square with the ceaseless regularity
of an incoming tide. From the bar
racks came reinforcements of troops,
who marched across the plaza and
lined up at the steps of the basilica,
leaving small spaces between the
companies to prevent a sudden rush
to get inside St. Peter’s to witness
the new pope give his blessing to the
VOLCANO IS IN ERUPTION.
Clouds of Black Smoke Issue from
MEXICO—A dispatch from Colima
Sunday morning states that the Co
lima volcano is in eruption. Great
clouds of smoke are Issuing from the
volcano and are being carried to the
northeast by a strong wind from the
sea. It is believed that another
overflow of lava has occurred, but
the dense smoke that surrounds the
mountain makes it impossible to de
termine exactly what has happened.
The outbreak has been accompanied
by loud detonations. Information from
the surrounding districts is to the ef
fect that rumblings and underground
shocks have been felt during the past
twenty-four hours. No reports of se
rious damage have been received, but
the people in the nearby villages are
greatly alarmed and many have left
for other districts.
Honor First War Secretary.
THOMASTON, Me.—A handsome
bronze table In memory of General
Henry Knox, the first secretary of war
under President Washington, was un
veiled Saturday evening. The tablet
was purchased by General Knox chap
ter, Daughters of the American Rev
LAND OWNER WANTS MONEY.
Commission Company Attached on a
Claim of $40,000.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—An attachment Is
sued by the United States circuit court
was served on the Merchants' Brok
erage and Commission company by
United States Marshal Dorsey, who
immediately took possession of the
commodious offices. The company oc
I cupied the office suites formerly occu
pied by the John J. Ryan Turf Invest
ment company, which failed early this
i year during the expose of the get
The suit on which the attachment
was issued was filed in the United
States court Friday by attorneys rep
resenting William Wiknorton of Pre
emption, Rock Island county, Illinois,
a wealthy land owner, who is S3 years
of age, to recover $40,000 alleged to
have been invested. It is asserted
that the operations of the commission
company were similar to those pur
sued by the turf invesment companies,
which recently failed here, and that
the company had customers all over
REQUISITION FOR TAYLOR.
If Not Honored Governor Taylor Will
NEW YORK—Colonel T. C. Camp
bell, who has had charge of the pros
ecution of Goebel's alleged assassins,
and who for three years had lived
In the Kentucky mountains preparing
the evidence against the conspirators,
left here Friday for Frankfort to ob
tain from Governor Beckham a re
quest to Governor Durbin to deliver
Taylor to the Kentucky authorities.
In case this demand is refused a man
damus will be sought before the su
preme court of the United States.
Should one be granted and disobeyed,
contempt proceedings will be begun.
Mr. Campbell will also direct the pros
ecution of Caleb Powers, ex-secretary
of state, whose trial will be commenc
THAT ARMY GLOVE CONTRACT
Liteanuer’s Attorneys to Be Heard by
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Secretary
Root on Saturday will heard Edward
L. Lauterbach of New York, an at
torney who represents Luis N. Lit
eauer, and who has asked to be heard
before the secretary of war submits
or makes a memorandum or order re
garding the recent investigation by
Colonel Garlington into the contract
for furnishing gloves to the war de
partment. John O. Millburn, by re
quest, also will be heard before any
conclusion Is reached. The findings
of Colonel Barlington were reviewed
by General Davis, judge advocate gen
eral. and he will submit his opinion
to the secretary of war at once.
Plans for American Tour.
NEW YORK—The plans for the
American tour of Richard Strauss, un
der direction of Henry Wolfsohn, have
been completed. Mr. Strauss’ first ap
pearance in America will be in an or
chestral concert in this city, which
will immediately be followed by a
Strauss recital in conjunction with
Mme. Strauss de Athne of Beyreuth
fame, as vocalist, Richard Strauss
presiding at the piano on this occasion
only. He will then conduct a number
of orchestral concerts throughout the
United States for the leading orches
tral managers, who have extended in
vitations to the performer. Mr.
Strauss will also appear in a limited
number of recitals, together with
Mme. Strauss de Athne, in the larger
Government ia Sustained.
WASHINGTON—United States Con
sul General Gudger at Panama lias
made the following report by cable,
under Wednesday's date, of the termi
nation of the disturbance on the
isthmus, caused by the erratic action
of General Cobos: ‘‘Oeneral Castro
arrived this afternoon and took com
mand of the troops, fully sustaining
the government. Commander in chief
is to leave the department.”
Hanna Gets Into Campaign.
CLEVELAND, O.—Senator Hanna
returned to Cleveland from Newport,
unexpectedly, to be present at an im
portant meeting of the Consolidated
Street railway directors. It is under
stood Mr. Hanna will devote much of
his time during the coming month to
preliminary work in the state cam
jaign. It is probable that the senator
and Colonel Myron T. Herrick will
stump the state together.
INDICTMENTS AGAINST ALLEGED
NAMES OF THE TRANSGRESSORS
Contractor* Said to Receive Strap*
from Government and Charge Them
Up—Machen, McGregor and Two
Lorenz** in the Deal.
were returned Friday against nine per'
sons In connection with thee postofllco
scandals. Of these several had been
previously indicted on other charges.
August W. Machen, formerly general
superintendent of free delivery.
John T. Cuppen, mayor of Lock
William C. Long of this city.
William Gordon Crawford of this
George E. Lorenz of Toledo, O.
Martha J. Lorenz, wife of above.
Maurice Runkel of New York city.
Thomas W. McGregor, formerly
chief of the supply division of the
rural free delivery service.
Leopold J. Stern of Baltimore.
With the exception of Crawford all
the above are Indicted for conspiracy.
The Indictment against Crawford Is
for presenting & false claim against
Lrawrord came into court voluntar
ily in the afternoon and was released
on 110,000. Long was brought in on a
bench warrant. Arrangements for his
bail are now being made.
Machen, Cupper and Long are
named jointly in one indictment for
violation of the conspiracy Bection of
the revised statutes. The indictment
declares tb'^t between July 1, 1897. and
July 1. 1901, Cupper Induced Machen
to give him the contract for painting
letter boxes, package boxes and posts,
and that Cupper painted these boxes
in Reading. Albany. Scranton and
many other cities, and in addition
painted 17,711 boxes at the box factory
at Reading. Pa., and 2,048 package
boxes at the box factory In Cleveland.
O.. Cupper paying Machen a commis
sion of 10 a box, Long acting as an
Another indictment against Stern.
Long and Machen, based on alleged vi
olation of the same statute, alleges
that Stern entered into a contract with
the government to furnish letter car
riers and collectors satchels for the
free delivery service, the satchels to
be supplied in each case with a leather
shoulder Btrap. The cost of each of
these straps to Stern would amount to
25 cents. The Indictment says Machen.
In his official capacity, was to procure
shoulder straps at the expense of the
United States and deliver the same to
Stern to be used by him in the per
formance of his contract, thus en
abling him to save 25 cents on each
satchel delivered to the government.
It Is further alleged that notwith
standing this Stern was to charge the
full contract price for each satchel and
that a portion of his saving was to be
retained by him and the residue paid
to Long to be dvlded with Machen.
NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS.
Treaty Looking to Opening of Man
churian Porta Preparing.
WASHINGTON-While there has
been a lull in the Manchurian nego
tiations during the last week, it Is
stated that up to this point satisfac
tory progress has been made and
there is every reason to believe that
before the first of September next a
treaty will be ready for signature
which wil ldefine the trade opportuni
ties of the United States in Manchu
ria. An authorized statement on the
situation is as follows:
The question of opening new locali
ties to trade in Manchuria has been
in substance satisfactorily arranged
with the Chinese government and
nothing remains to be settled except
the date when said localities can be
opened. This will be subject to tbe
ratification of the treaty in which the
opening is agreed upon.
Tobacco Trust Oota It.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A deal was cloa
ed in New York Tuesday whereby the
Continental Tobacco company secures
the rehandling plant of N. E. Dortscb
& Co. of this city. The financial con
sideration Is not known. It is under
stood that the acquisition of tbe
Dortsch plant means the transfer to
Louisville of the New Orleans plant of
the Continental company.
PEOPLE’S PARTY CONFERENCE.
Ex-Sanator Allen Makes the Principal
DENVER—About fifty leaders of
the people's party and other political
bodies were present at the 8t. James
hotel late Monday when the confer,
ence of political reform leaders was
called to order.
J. A. Edgerton, secretary of the pop
ulist national committee, spoke brief
ly, outlining the work It Is hoped to
accomplish by. the conference in the
amalgamation of the various reform
forces into one party.
Mr. Edgerton waa made the perma
nent chairman of the conference with
Milton Park of Texas as vice chair
man and J. H. Calderhead of Montana
The day was taken up by the work
of organization and short addresses.
The principal speech was made by
former United States Senator W. V.
Allen of Nebraska. Mr. Allen favor
ed a reorganization of the reform
forces which should embrace the var
ious factions now bolding practically,
the same political doctrines and dif
fering mainly in regard to methods.
At the evening session a commit
toe was named to draft resolutions
and an address to the people and re
port to the conference Tuesday after
The committee la as follows: Ex
Senator W. V. Allen, chairman; J. S.
Fetter of IMlnols, J. M. Mallett of
Texas, Judge Frank W. Owers of Col
orado. Dr. R. H. Reemelln of Ohio, H.
B. Hewitt of Kansas, W. A. Poynter
CONSUL GENERA LONG DEAD.
Falla from Steps of House and Frac
tures His 8kull.
' LONDON—John J. Long, United
States consul general at Cairo, Egypt,
died Tuesday morning at Dunbar, Scot
land, where he had been visiting
friends. His death was the result of
an accidental fall. Mr. Long, whose
home was In St. Augustine. Fla., waa
appointed consul general at Cairo In
October, 1900. He waa 57 years old.
The accident occurred Monday even
ing. In the dark Mr. Long missed his
footing and fell from the steps of the
house where he was stopping, fractur
ing bis skull. He succumbed during
Mr. Long was touring Scotland, pre
paratory to returning to the United
CABLE TO THE PHILIPPINES.
Chamber of Commerce Congratulated
WASHINGTON—Secretary of War
Root has acknowledged a cablegram
to the president of the Filipino cham
ber of Commence, conveying respect
ful greeting to President Roosevelt
and Secretary Root in the following
cablegram to the president of the Fil
ipino chamber of commerce, Francisco
“The president joins me in sending
to the Filipino chamber of commerce
acknowledgement of courteous dis
patches and congratulates you on the
important steif in advance which they
have taken for the interest of their
country. We look for the most benefi
cent results from the intelligent treat
ment of questions affecting the pros
perity of the archipelago by this rep
INDORSE CONFERENCE ACTION.
Executive Committee of the People's
Party Holds Meeting.
DENVER, Colo.—The national exec
utive committee of the united people’s
party met Wednesday and indorsed all
the proceedings of the conference of
the reform parties which ha3 been in
session in this city for the past two
days. The proclamation Issued Tues
day was also indorsed.
A resolution was adopted calling a
meeting of the national executive com
mittee of the united people's party
to be held at St. Louis, February 22,
1904. It was also resolved that it was
the sense of the committee that the
nominating convention should be held
early in 1904 before the convention
of either the republicans or democrats.
A permanent organization was effect
ed, of which J. A. Edgerton is chair
man, to organize the reform parties in
every state in the union.
To Abolish Duty on Molasses.
LONDON—In the course of a state
ment in commons on the remaining
business of the session, Premier Bal
four informed the house that a cus
toms bill would be introduced abolish
ing, among other things, the duty on
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