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VOLUME XXI. LOUP CITY, SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1903. NUMBER 3.
ANXIOUS TO QUIT
8ENATE DESIRES TO BRING EX
TRA SE3SION TO A CLOSE.
HOUSE MEMBERS UNCERTAIN
It is Expected, However, that Arrange
ments Will Be Made in a Few Days
—Doubts as to a Quorum on Tues
WASHINGTON'-The senate will be
gin the week In a state of uncertain
ty as to whether the final adjournment
-of the extra session will be secured
during the week or the regular daily
sess-ions continued. A majority of the
senators are anxious to bring the ses
sion to a close and to this end an
agreement has been practically enter
ed for a vote December 16 on the Cu
ban reciprocity bill. The acquiescence
of the house of representatives in the
program, however, ha3 not been secur
ed and until the two houses reach an
agreement no definite announcement
can be made. Leading senators on the
wnole are rather confident that an ad
journment will be brought about and
Fay it will be impossible to hold a ]
quorum of either body after Thanks
ire present understanding is mar a
proposition to fix a day for adjourn
ment will be made by the senate on
Monday or Tuesday, whereupon if
will be formally conveyed to the ,
house. This will form a basis for ne- i
(gotiation. as thus far there has been
no conference between the members
of the two houses on the adjourn
ment question. The understanding in
the senate is that the day for taking j
a vote on 'he Cuban bill will be fixed" i
without the adjournment of the extra j
The house will meet Tuesday. Hav
lug disposed of the Cuban bill, it has
no business before it and unless an
agreement is fixed by which the called
session is to be brought to an darly
close, an adjournment probably will he
taken until Friday and then an ad
journment until Monday or Tuesday.
It is suggested that it is extremely
doubtful if there will be a quorum
Tuesday and that, if the point of no
quorum should be raised, it would be
Impossible to act on a concurrent res
olution providing for an adjournment,
even should one be brought over from
the senate. Some of the house lead
ers have expressed their views in op
position to an adjournment befr-e the
Cuban hill shall have been disposed of.
but what might be the result of a con
ference between the leaders of the sen
ate and house on this proposition re
mains to be seen. It is possible that
the speaker may lie ready to announce
the committee assignments by the end
of the week. If this is done the house
will be full;: organised and prepared
at the opening ot‘ the rgular session
next month to proceed to business.
Fishing Season is Bad.
ST. JOHNS, N*. F.—United States
Senator Lodge’s declaration respecting
St. Pierre and Miquelon liecoming a
pari of the American republic has ex
cited great interest in St. Pierre. That
colony has had the worst fishing sea
son in its history. Trade there is de
pressed and the outlook is gloomy.
The people are ready to welcome any
settlement of the fishery dispute that
will insure them prosperity and the
feeling in favor of annexation to the
United States finds much favor.
Insurgents Besiege Turks.
SALONICA, European Turkey.—On
the arrival of the battalion of troops
which was dispatched Sunday from
Seres, in Macedonia, to reinforce a
Turkish command besieged for two
days in the mountains near Spatovo
by a band of 350 insurgents, the latter
withdrew. The losses of the insurgents
are unknown. Thirty of the Turkish
soldiers and one officer were killed
and forty-seven wounded.
Must Keep Hogs at Home.
WASHINGTON—The acting secre
tary of the interior has rendered a de
cision prohibiting the running of hogs
on public lands within the forest re
serves. Complaints have been made
that these animals running loosely
damage the growing crops seriously.
Internal Revenue Increases.
WASHINGTON—The monthly state
ment of the collections of internal rev
enue shows the total receipts for Oc
tober, 1903, were $21,021,584. an in
crease as compared with October,
1902, of $381,125.
j THREE HUNDRED MOROS KILLED
| Fighting in Vicinity o* Jolo is Most
MANILA—Three hundred Moros are
known to have been killed and many
others were carried off dead and
wounded as a result of fighting in Jolo
between the American troops under
General I-oonard Wood and the in
Major H. L. Scott of the Fourteenth
cavalry and live American privates
General Wood landed near Siet lake,
in Jolo. November 12. The Moros
wore soon located, and fighting began
immediately, and continued until No
vember 17. Major Scott was taking
Panglinta Hassen, the Moro leader,
who had been taken prljoner, to Jolo.
While en route Hassen asked to be
allowed to see his family. His appeal
was granted, and he thereupon led
Major Scott into an ambuscade, where
the American detachment was fired
upon. Major Scott was shot in both
hands. Hassen succeeded in escaping
during this unexpected attack, but is
supposed to have been killed the fol
TELEPHONES FOR USE AT SEA
Interesting Demonstration of Their
BERLIN—Naval Designer Zopke re
ported exhaustively on the uses of fhe
telephone at sea before the Shipbuild
ing Technical society and exhibited a
new stentorian microphone, whereby
a commander is able to give audible
commands to the crews of six guns
simultaneously. The instrument at
the same instant is susceptible to the
faintest sounds, and experiments are
being made in the detection of the
approach of ships not yet visible by
placing the instrument under water.
Designer Zopke also gave a demon
stration of fortification instruments,
notably a call apparatus, which is as
loud as a trumpet.
Ttie audience displayed interest in
explanations of Elisha Gray's telauto
graph and in the wireless telephone
experiments of Prof. Simon of Got
NEGOTIATING TREATY OF PEACE
Cessation of Hostilities in Santo Do
SAN DOMINGO.—Negotiations of a
treaty of peace between the rebels'
and the government of President Wos
y Gil have been begun. There will be'
a suspension of hostilities for forty-i
eight hours under an amicable ar
rangement. It is expected that the
rebels will demand that President Wos
y Gil announce a general election.
The United States gunboat Newport'
has arrived here to relieve the cruiser
Baltimore, which leaves Saturday for
Utah Board Grants Pardons.
SALT LAKE CITY.—The state
board of pardons has commuted to
life imprisonment the sentence of
death passed upon Nathan F. Haworth
for the murder of Thomas Sandal in
1899. Haworth was to have been shot
to death December 11.
The board also granted pardons tc
or commuted the sentences of a num
ber of other prisoners who rendered
material assistance to the penitentiary
guards in preventing a wholesale de«
livery o' prisoners during the lecent
Thousands of Men Have Wages Cut.
BOSTON, Mass.—A majority of the
cotton mills of New England will be
operated Monday under a wage sched
ule approximately 10 per cent less
than has been in force in two years.
In the city of Fall River 30,000 oper
atives will be afTected. and in the state
of Rhode Island not less than 20,000.
At other points In Massachusetts, Con
necticut and New Hampshire the ag
gregate of employes whose wages wifi
be reduced will be several thousand.
At other cotton mill centers a reduc
tion will take effect a week later.
Crotians Attack Hungarians.
VIENNA.—Croatian peasants of
Nagylak near Nagyenyd, Transylvania,
Friday last organized a murderous at
tack on their Hungarian neighbors.
The Crotians assembled during the
day and armed themselves with re
volvers, sticks end hay forks and at.
nightfall stoned the Magyar houses
and dragged the inmates into the
streets. One fanner was beaten to
death and most of the Hungarians
were injured, many of them severely.
A day without a good deed leaves
you in debt.
RATHBONE BRINGS ACCUSATION?
VIOLATING ARMY REGULATIONS
Says Wood Tried to Oust His Superior
—Also Charges Him with Forcing
the Auditor of Cuba to Violate the
WASHINGTON—Major Estes G.
Rathbone, formerly director of posts
in Cuba, was given a hearing by the
senate committee on military affairs,
which i3 investigating the charges
against. General Wood, in opposition
to his confirmation as major general.
The committee was in session about
one hour. Nearly the entire time was
given to Major Rathbone, who reiter
ated the charges made several times
before the secretary of war, the sen
ate committee on relations with Cuba
and in public statements, following
his trial in connection with Cuban
Major Rathbone filed specific writ
ten charges with the committee, stat
ing that General Wood, while mili
tary governor of Cuba, has accepted
money from the Jaialai, which was, he
said, a gambling concern, asserted
that he had made a personal friend and
boon companion of an ex-convict. He
also charged him with givirg .‘nst ruc
tions of an entirely unconstitutional
and un-American character to the
With reference to the charge that
Governor General Wood had exceeded
his authority In giving instructions to
the court. Major Rathbone said that
the general had pursued this course
in the Cuban postal cases when he
(Rathbone) was under prosecution.
This was, he said, in violation of an
article of the penal code of Cuba and
in a manner prejudicial to the rights
and interests of those under trial. He
also charged General Wood with nn
thorizing the use of ex-parte deposi
tions in the postal case, a proceeding
which, he asserted, is contrary to the
principles of law and In this case con
trary to instruction given by the sec
retary of war.
Major Rathbone charged that in ac
cepting gifts from the organization
commonly known as Jaialai, to which
Major Rathbone said General Wood
had granted a ten years’ exclusive
concession. General Wood violated the
Foraker law. which prohibited the
granting of franchises or concessions
during the occupancy of the island by
the American authorities. He also
charged that the acceptance of these
gifts constitutes a violation of an ar
ticle of the penal code of Cuba.
MORTENSEN SHOT TO DEATH.
Salt Lake Man Executed at State’s
Prison for Murder.
SALT LAKH CITY. Utah—Peter
Mortensen, the convicted murderer of
James R. Hay, was shot to death in
the yard of the state prison at 10.31
Maintaining his innocence to the
iast, Mortensen walked to the chair
placed against the heavy stone wall of
the prison yard without weakening
and bid the guards and deputy sheriffs
good-bye with no tremor in his voice.
Mortensen w^as killed instantly, four
bullets from the rifles of the executing
squad concealed behind a thick cur
tain in the door of the blacksmith
shop twelve yards distant piercing the
white targent pinned over his heart.
Mortensen refused to see ministers,
either of his own belief—the Mormon
—or of any other denomination, and
also refused stimulants, saying he
TOM HORN EXECUTED.
Strong Guard Around Jail and No
Attempt Made at Rescue.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Tom Horn,
scout, Indian fighter and cattle detec
tive, went smiling on Friday to the
gallows, where he expiated the mur
der of Willie Nlckell, aged 14, who
was shat and killed on July 18, 1901,
at Iron Mountain. The trap dropped
at 11:08, Horn's neck was broken, and
sixteen minutes later he was pro
nouncde dead by the physicians.
; With almost his last words, spoken
to his intimate friend, Charles Irwin,
spectator at the execution, Horn de
nied that he had coD:essed to the mur
der for w hich he was to die. He made
ho speech on the gallows.
PILLSBURY A CHESS MARVEL.
Recently Played. Blindfold, Twenty
two SirmilLyieous Games.
Henry N. Pillabury, the champion
chess player of America, and the
greatest "blindfold” player on rec
ord. recently eclipsed all previous
records by playing ‘blindfolded”
twenty-two games simultaneously,
during which time he did not see any
pf the boards.
In every instance the moves of his
opponents were repeated to him and
\ HENRY N PlLLcBURY |
he directed those of his own men, re
lying solely upon liis memory for the
positions of the pieces.
This was the young champion’s
third match of the kind in a week
and the second in less than twenty
Cigars played an ’mportant part in
Pillsbury's performance. Puffing
away with a nervous eagerness that
j in a few minutes reduced the weed to
an inch butt he would draw a fresh
one from his pocket, light It at the
old one, and go on smokiug and an
nouncing moves. In this way he con
sumed at least a score of cigars be
fore the end of the contest.
This expert of the ancient game
won the championship of his own
country not long ago. and that of the
world Is now hts goal, which he is In
fair way to achieve, as a match la
now being arranged with Dr. Lasker,
the present world’s champion.
SENATE GETS THE CUBAN BM-L.
Referred to the Foreign Relations
WASHINGTON—The* senate held
its longest sitting of the session Fri
day, beginning at noon and concluding
at 11:15 p. ra. The entire time was
consumed In debating a motion to re
fer the Cuban reciprocity bill to the
committee on foreign relations. The
political line was sharply drawn in the
discussion, the republicans advocating
such reference, and the democrats
contending that the measure should go
to the committee on finance. The
motion prevailed without discussion.
The resolution served to bring out
some Incidental references to the mer
its of the bill. Mr. Teller took occa
sion to correct published reports that
he has hope of defeating the bill, or
that he intends unduly to obstruct its
Messrs. Allison ami Aldrich an
nounced their willingness to have the
bill go to the foreign relations com
mittee, but they united in an expres
sion of opinion that such reference
J should form no precedent for the ref
i erence of revenue bills in the future.
Mr. Allison also denied ttiat there was
any purpose of revising the traffic by
When the senate met today the bill
passed by the house yesterday to
carry into effect the Cuban reciprocity
treaty was received and laid before
the senate. After the disposition of
the routine business the Cuban bill
was taken up and a debate ensued
on its reference to the committee.
Mr. Cullom stated that it had been
the custom to refer such bills to the
committee on foreign relations.
Mr. Hailey said he had no doubt the
[ statement was correct, but declared
that the practice was wrong. He said
It should be referred to the commit
tee on finances or relations with Cuba.
Mr. Tellers throught that the bill
should go to the committee on fl
nanc. He announced his intention to
opose the bill, but said he would not
carry his opposition to the extent of
Looking to Adjournment.
WASHINGTON—A suggestion has
been made which seems to meet gen
eral approval that the senate fix a
time for voting on the Cuban bill
about the middle of December, in the
regular session, and the extra session
adjourn sine die before Thanksgiving.
No proposition lias been made openly
in the senate, but efforts are made to
bring about such an arrangement.
PASSED IN HOUSE
RECIPROCITY WITH THE REPUB
LIC OF CUBA ENDORSED.
Party Lines Are Obliterated When 335
Members Vote for Measure.—Hep
burn Approves With Reluctance.—
He Says the United States Owes
Nothing to Ciba.
WASHINGTON—The house Thurs
day, by a rising vote 335 to 21, passed
the bill to make effective the Cuban
reciprocity treaty. The dissenting
votes were about, equally divided be
tween republicans and democrats, but
there was no record vote, the minority
having too few votes to order the yeas
and nays. The democrats, under the
leadership of Mr. Williams, sought to
the last to secure amendments to the
bill in accordance with the action of
the caucus, but were defeated stead
ily. Mr. Williams made the final ef
fort when he tried to have the bill
recomitted to the ways and means
committee with Instructions to amend,
hut a point of order, under the special
rule, providing for a vote on the bill
without intervening motion, was sus
Mr. Cannon received (he applause
of the democratic side when he enter
tained the appeal from his ruling
made b.v Mr. Williams, the speaker
saying he preferred to err, if he erred
at ail in giving the house the right to
express its will. The appeal was ta
bled by a strict party vote.
The del ate, begun Monday, was
continued up to within a few minutes
of 4 o'clock the time appointed to
take a vote on the final passage of the
bill. Mr. Williams closed the debate
for his side and made an arraignment
of the republican policy of protection.
Mr. Call, rep. (Mass.), made the clos
ing speech on the republican side,
otners speaking on that side being Mr.
Hepburn (la.) and Mr. Watson (Ind.),
Mr. Broussard, dem. (La.) opposed
the hill and Mr. DeArmond. dem.
(Mo.), supported it. The announce
ment of the passage of the bill caused
only a slight demonstration.
Mr. McClellan, dem. (La.), opened
the debate when the house resumed
consideration of the Cuban bill today.
He opposed the measure and said it
was not in line with democratic tariff
Mr. Hepburn, rep. (la.), followed,
stating at the outset of his remarks
that he would vote for the bill, but
with reluctance, ile said he was not
one of those who believed we owe
Cuba anything. This country had
spent $500,000,000 or $400,000,000 and
sacrificed many lives that Cuba might
he relieved from oppression. Mr. Hep
burn said lie believed in republican
reciprocity—thte reciprocity of Me
ivinlcy. In this connection be quoted
from the speech made by the late
president at Buffalo.
The Cuban bill was passed by the
house at 4:32 p. m. by a rising vote
of ooo to 21.
RUSH MAY PROSECUTE CASE.
Dietrich Fears to Have Summers in
Trial Against Him.
accompanied by Senator Hanna and
Editor Rosewater of the Omaha Bee,
called on Attorney General Knox Tues
day and had a conference with him
regarding the case of District Attor
ney Summers and the charge of con
spiracy and bribery against the sen
ator in connection with the appoint
ment of Postmaster Fisher. The sen
ator said he intended to go to Ne
braska to stand trial, but felt his case
would be prejudiced if District Attor
ney Summers has charge of the prose
ecution. As a result of the talk with
the attorney general, the latter will
have a consultation with the president
about the question and it is probable
that Mr. Summers will be relieved and
that Assistant District Attorney Rush
of Nebraska or some attorney from
the department of justice at Washing
ton will be detailed to manage the
Sues to Test the War Act.
SAN FRANCISCO—To thoroughly
tost the constitutionality of the act of
congress entitled "To provide ways
and means to meet war expenditures
and for other purposes,” approved
June 13, 1898, the Western Sugar Re
I Ailing company filed suit in the
United States circuit court on Tues
day against John C. Lynch, United
States collector of internal revenue,
to recover $84,00, with interest. ;
SIGN THE TREATY.
The Canal Compact in Shape to Mean
WASHINGTON—Secretary Hay and
M. Philllppe Banau-Varilla. the min
ister from the Republic of Panama, at
C.40 o’clock Wednesday evening
signed the Hay-Banau-Varilia treaty
providing for the construction of the
Panama canal by the United States.
The ceremony occurred in Secretary
Hay's study. The Panama minister
arrived at Mr. Hay’s house promptly
at t! o’clock, having made an appoint
ment for the conferences at that hour.
He was surprised to And that the sec
retary had before him the treaty en
grotsed in duplicate. The secretary
informed M. Hunau-Variila that he
was ready to sign the treaty. The
minister read the document carefully
and then he and Secretary Hay at
tached their signatures to It.
Hearty congratulations were ex
changed and it was agreed that, the
news of the signing of the treaty
should be kept from the public for
the present. President Roosevelt was
immediately advised of the signing of
the agreement and M. Bunau-Varilla
sent a confidential cablegram to his
government stating that the treaty
had been signed. This evening the
minister refused to comment on the
ceremony. The only official admis
sion that can be had is that the terma
of the treaty are practically settled.
The treaty in its text cannot be
made public at this time for two rea
sons. First, because of the unwrit
ten law which obliges the State de
partment to await the pleasure of the
senate in the matter of publicity, and
second, because the president has not
yet determined when the convention
shall be submitted to the senate for
His purpose is to withhold it until
there Is reasonable assurance that its
confirmation will not obstruct any ot
the legislation for which the present
special session of congress has been
called. But certain facts have been
disclosed as to the provisions of the
treaty which make it appear that in
its general outlines the new Hay-Bu
nau-Varilla convention is patterned
upon the proposed Hay-Herran treaty,
with the exception that the new con
vention follows not only the spirit,
but the letter.of the Spooner act.
Thus, instead of the lease for a fixed
period of the canal strip, this new
ireaty provides for a perpetual leas*
of the right-of-way to the United
States, and instead of a complicated
provision for courts of mixed composi
tion—half American and half Colom
bian—to administer Justice rver the
canal strip, the new treaty permits
the United States government to exer
cise the most complete jurisdiction.
NEBRASKA WOMAN IS BUNCOED.
Husband-to-Be Borrow# Her Money
and Then Skips Out.
PITTSBURG, Pa.—Mrs. Lawrence
Stephenson of Beatrice, Neb., was to
have been married here November 18.
Instead she was buncoed out of all
her available cash, about $300, and
was left stranded by James Rodgers.
Mrs. Stephenson Is about 50 years old
and has a son at O’Neill, Neb. She
was left an estate by her husband,
who died four years ago. She was in
troduced to Mr. Rodgers by a Mrs.
Jones. He was 48, handsome and an
alleged mine owner of California. She
accompanied him to New Orleans,
where he charmed her and she prom
ised to marry him. He made a trip
to New York and wrote to her at
O’Neill to meet him at Pittsburg,
where he had purchased mining ma
chinery. He arrived a day late. Yes
terday he told her he had to have
Borne ready cash to pay on some ma
chinery and she gave him her money.
He disappeared. Mrs. Stephenson was
permitted to lodge with the matron
at Central police station, as Detective
Ellmore, to whom she told her story,
was too diffident to advise her to pawn
her gold watch.
In No Hurry to Give Recognition.
HAVANA—It has been decided by
the cabinet that no recognition will
be given by the Cuban government
to the new republic of Panama until
that republic has been recognized by
rome of the other Latin-Araerican
To Investigate Humbert Affair.
PARIS—After an extended debate,
the chamber of deputies adopted a
resolution of M. Berry (conservative),
treating a committee to Investigate
the alleged political conspiracy in con
nection with the Humbert affair.
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