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Crop Acreage in Nebraska Shows a
Material Increase — Hastings Hus
band Fatally Shoots a Man Found in
the Company of His Wife.
What Crop Report Shows.
T.INCOLN—Statistics received at
the labor bureau on crop acreage show
a material increase on winter wheat
and corn and a decrease in spring
wheat and only a slight increase in
cats. According to these statistics the
total corn acreage this year is 6,767,
04S acres, an increase over last year
or 294,561 acvres. The total acreage
of winter wheat will be 1.8476,726. an
increase of 104,870 acres over last
year. The spring wheat acreage this
year will be 298,182. a decrease of 51.
S33 acres from last year. The oat
acreage this year will be 2.423,730, an
Increase of 3,106 acre3.
The total increase in all the coun
ties over last year in the corn acreage
amounted to 499.059, but there was
a total decrease in enough other
counties to make a decrease of 194,498
acres, leaving the net increase of com
acreage of 294.561 acres.
The total increase in the acreage of
winter wheat is 192,224 acres, wlyle
the decreases are 87.354 acres, leaving
, a net increase of 104,870 acres in
winter wheat.
The total increase in spring wheat
aounted to 41.400 acres, but the total
decrease amounted Jo 93.133 acres,
leaving a net decrease of 51.833 acres.
The total increase in the oat crop
amounted to 90,509 acres, while the to
tal decrease amounted to 87,403. leav
ing a net increase of 3,106 acres over
last year.
A Transgressor Fatally Shot.
HASTINGS—Raging with jealousy
when he found his wife alone in his
* home with Walter R. Medulla, Barney
Pearson shot and probably fatally
wounded McCnlla. Suspecting that
things were not right. Pearson called
on Rev. Mr. Lemkau. pastor of the
First Evangelical church, before going
home from work and asked the minis
ter to accompany him to his house.
When Rev. Mr. Lemkau and Pear
son reached the latter’s home, Pearson
stationed Lemkau at the west window,
stating that he would watch the north
of the house. Peering through » win
dow Pearson saw- his wife and McCulla
elcne in the room.
Securing a shotgun from some hid
ing place outside the house. Pearson
fired through the window. McCnlla
tell to the floor with the charge of shot
in his right side and abdomen, but
staggered from the house and walked
two blocks up the street, where he
fell fainting to the ground. His wounds
are thought to he fatal.
Preachers Would Join Navy.
WASHINGTON—-Some time ago a
widely published paper stated that
the navy department was in want of
chaplains and that a number of ships
and stations were without spiritual ad
visers. This has resulted in the de
partment being flooded with letters
and applications for situations. Some
of these have come from ministers
who are earnest in their solicitation
for the positions and other applications
are somewhat freakish in thair sug
gestions. Quite a brisk correspond
ence has resulted.
Stranger is Killed at Valley.
VALLEY—A stranger in the town,
who had been looking for work at
painting, was killed by train No. 11.
He was slightly intoxicated and while
talking to a number of railroad work
men slipped on the track as the train
approached. He was not conscious
from the time he was struck and died
In a few minutes.
Live Stock at the Fair.
The live stock department at the
state fair this year is already assum
ing vast proportions. It has been
necessary for ihe management to
build three more permanent swine
pens, which increases the capacity so
that aliout 1,500 head can now be ex
hibited. and there have been requests
for 250 additional pens filed with the
Will Contest State Law.
whose appeal from the decision of the
state veterinary board was overruled
t>y that body, has decided to contest
the state law which requires that all
old veterinary practitioners must pass
an examination of 70 per cent. He has
employed the services of an attorney
and will appeal the case to the courts.
Committee to Meet Bryan.
Mayor Brown of Lincoln, accompa
nied by a party of democrats, will go
to New York to greet William J.
Bryan. They probably will leave Ln
coln August 24. A number of promi
r.entg Nebraskans will be in the party.
Backle Wants Pardon.
William F. Backle of Beatrice, sen
tenced to the penitentiary for three
ye?is for statutory assault, wants a
pardon and with the girl in the case,
wfco has become his wife, appealed
to the governor. Backle is now out
under bonds pending his appeal to the
supreme court. The governor has taken
the matter under advisement, but in
timated the defendant would have to
secure his relief through the court
channels. Backle was married to the
girl two days after his conviction in
the lower court.
Disappearance of Children.
FREMONT—The reports of the sup
erintendent of public instruction of
this county for the last six years show
a great falling off in children of school
age. The number in 1900 was 8,274, in
1903 7.686, and for 1906 7,463. There
is no question but what the popula
tion of the county as a whole has in
creased during the last six years, and
Superintendent Matzen is confident of
the correctness of his figures for the
current year. The number of male
teachers and salaries paid them ha3
also fallen off.
T. M. Welrich of Omaha was drown
ed in Lake Manawa last week.
John Hall broke jail at Dakota City.
He was sentenced for theft.
C. V. Stortz is in jail at Beatrice
awaiting trial on charge of robbery.
The funeral of E. C. Smith, who
died in Panama, took place at Colum- J
Frank Otto’s winter wheat at Bloom
field runs twenty-eight bushels to the
The sixth annua! session of the
David City Chautauqua was a great
j success.
Omaha & Nebraska Central Inter
| urban railway promoters are at work
| in Polk county.
Lewis Lesure of Papillion has been
placed in charge of the estate of John
Quinne, declared incompeteat.
Two boys named Routli and Quack
enbush disappeared from their homes
; in Beatrice and at last reports had not
! been apprehended.
| Carrie I. McMurray has filed a claim
; for $25,000 against the city of North
| Platte for injuries received in a fall
j upon a defective sidewalk April 23.
The first money under the inheri
tance tax law was received by County
Treasurer Morison of Sarpy county,
it was from the John Hahn estate.
The amount was $154.
Dr. B. F. Bailey has been appointed
by Governor Mickey as a successor to
Dr. YV. F. Johnson of Pawnee City as
a member of the state penitentiary
medical board. His term of office will
begin August 1.
Ernest, the 10-vear-old son of James
Matthews at Bingham, sustained a
serious injury. While driving a gentle
team he dropped one of the lines, ana
when he picked it up from the ground
one of the horses kicked h:m in the
face, the imprint of the hoof surround
ing the eye.
J. W. Daly, aged about 40 years, was
killed almost instantly while working
on an elevator at Swift’s in South
Omaha. Daly was at work on the top
of the elevator, when he became
caught in some manner and his body
crushed. He was taken to the city
hospital anc. died a few minutes later.
A. H. Davis, former county attorney
of Lincoln county, who moved to
Grand Junction. Colo., about two years
ago, was recently married at that,
place to Miss Anna Pope Hart. Two
years ago Mr. Davis secured a di
vorce from his wife in a sensational
case which was litigated in North
Ben Downing, an attache of a dis
! reputable resort in the northeastern
i limits of Grand Island, was shot in
the arm in a fracas wth the landlady
I of the house. Alice Gordon. The po
lice were called to the scene for aid,
but the various parties connected with
the escapade now insist that it was
an accident.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed with the secretary of state by
the Sarpy Mutual Telephone associa
tion. which will have its principal
place of business at Richfield. Capi
tal stock will be issued to the amount
of $25,000. The incorporaors are
Thomas Hamilton. L. C. Overton and
Herman Lieneman.
The M. & M. Mining company of
Omaha has filed articles of incorpora
tion with the secretary of state. The
officers of the company are A. H.
Merchant, president; C. F. Redington.
vice president; W. F. Morphy, secre
tary and treasurer. The capital stock
amounts to $5,000. each share having
a par value of $1.
Burglars attempted an entrance into
the office rooms of Drs. Miller & May
er. dentists, at Grand Island. In
the same building entrance was gained
to the offices of Drs. Davis & Farns
worth, but so far the doctors are miss
ing nothing, though the open safe was
ransacked. It is believed that the
men were after dentists’ tools and
The first threshing machine acci
dent in Sev.-ard county occurred last
week. Will Schleckty, while helping
with the threshing machine, in some
manner fell into the' self-feed. He
caught hold of the board with his left
hand and his position being noticed
by the men the machine was stopped.
It was found that his arm was badly
crushed and cut.
Plans for securing funds for the
Corn Growers' convention were con
sidered at a meeting of Lincoln busi
ness men. The committee in charge
of the convention which will be held
about the middle of December need
$1,000 for expenses. About $750 has
been contributd so far by business
menin order to secure the great meet
ing for Lincoln.
Edgar Stevens, who lives a couple
of miles southeast of Table Rock near
Bridge No. 113 on the Burlington line
to Kansas City, found a rifled United
States mail pouch, which had been slit
open and robbed of its contents. This
mail sack had been missing since
June 22 and was a pouch which had
been left at Table Rock from train No.
41 from the south, which passes at 11
p. m.. to transfer to train No. 13.
which comes from the same direction
at 2:20 a. m., but passes west on the
Denver line.
The Burlington authorities have de
clared Ashland to be a division point
upon the line, and Ashland division
time table No. 1 has been issued. This
is the first time table covering regular
service between Ashland and Sioux
City and the north.
On the Perry Walker farm in Cass
county Frank Jean and W. T. Smith
threshed 12,000 bushels of oats by
weight in fcur hours, or at asi average
of five bushels ner minute. The oats
are turning out from 30 to 40 bushels
per acre. The wheat is also a large
Bonds amounting to $10,000, issued
by the city of Fairbury for the pur
pose of constructing a sewer were
registered by Bond Clerk Lawrence
cf the state auditor’s office. The
bonds bear 5 per cent interest and are
due in twenty years.
The barn and granary belonging to'
N. A. Reynolds of Knox county was
totally destioyed by fire. A team and
harness belonging to George Le
Branch was consumed in the flames,
together with a large amount of grain
kept for storage. Loss on team and
harness, $304); insurance, $200.
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Earnings of Roads to Be Investigated
—Charges by Attorney for
St. Paul, Minn.—The state railroad
and warehouse commisison Thursday
entered an order compelling the rail
roads whose officials have given tes
timony in the merchandise rate hear
ing. which has been in progress dur
ing the present year and which was
lately resumed, to produce at the of
fice of the commission all records on
which their statistics have been
This order is the most sweeping
one of the kind ever made by the
mission, and if the commission is in
clined to enforce it, in detail, it would
mean the bringing of the record of
all railroads doing business in Min
nesota to the state capitol.
Attorney Severance, representing
the railroads, said to Commissioner i
Staples: "Why, if this order is en- I
forced it would mean the removal
of the offices of all the railroads to i
the state capitol.” Mr. Staples re
plied by saying it would not do that j
if the railroads would permit the ex
amination of the records in their own
This order of the commission is the
result of a request made by Attorney
Manahan, representing the shippers
of Hastings, Minn., made at the hear
ing Wednesday, after the auditor of
the Northern Pacific railroad had
given a lot of statistics showing how
the earnings of railroads had de
creased in Minnesota while they had
increased in Iowa and Illinois. Mr.
Manahan claimed that the statistics
did not 9how actual facts.
The order of the commission is di
rected at the Great Northern rail
road, but may be made applicable to
any road on request of the shippers’
The hearing was replete with some
what sensational features, the climax
being reached when James Manahan,
attorney for the Minnesota Shippers’
association, attacked the character
of the law firm of the attorney pres
oen for the railroads.
Labor Situation in Minnesota Causes
Worry Among the Farmers.
Minneapolis, Minn.—A bumper crop
in the northwest and no men to har
vest it.
The farm labor situation in Minne
sota to-day is the worst in the his
tory of the state.
Fifteen thousand men are needed
in Minnesota, Iowa and the two Da
kotas and about a thousand are
available. The wage3 offered by the
farmers range from f 1.75 to (3 a day
and board, but the jobs go begging.
A thousand men are needed in Min
neapolis at as high wages as are paid
in the country, but the available men
refuse to work.
Slayer Captured.
Grand Rapids, Mich.—Tony Bartello
was caught near Elmdale Thursday.
Bartello stabbed to death “Bud” Stone
at Lowell, Mich. Stone was a con
ductor and Bartello head of a gang of
French General Near Death.
Paris.—Gen. Brugere, former com
mander-in-chief of the French army, is I
in a dangerous condition as the result i
of an operation for appendicitis. There i
is little hope of the general’s recov
Cuban Post for Missourian.
Oyster Bay, L. I.—President Roose
velt Wednesday appointed Fred Mor
ris Dearing of Missouri as second sec
retary of the American legation at Ha
vana, Cuba. Mr. Dearing is now pri
vate secretary to Senor Quesada.
Coinage During July.
Washington.—The monthly state
ment of the director of the mint shows
that during July the coinage executed
at the mints of the United States
amounted to $6,303,164, as follows:
(iold, $6,176,000; silver, $128,164
Embezzling Executive of Paterson, N.
J., Given Prison Sentence.
Paterson, N. J.—William H. Belcher,
who while mayor of this city, abscond
ed a year ago, and who surrendered
himself on Monday last, was sen
tenced Friday to 12 years’ imprison
ment in the state prison at Trenton
on a charge of embezzlement. Belcher
disappeared from this city about a
year ago while he was mayor. He was
alleged to have embezzled from $100,
000 to $150,000 from personal friends
and from the Manchester Building and
Loan association, which was forced
to suspend business. No trace of the
missing man was discovered by the
authorities until he appeared at the
county jail Monday night and volun
tarily surrendered. He had only $17
in his possession, and declared that he
had suffered great hardships during
his absence. He said that he had
traveled about the country until his
funds were exhausted. He found him
self penniless in St. Paul after losing
the last remaining $200, and then se
cured work digging ditches for $1.25
a day. His health broke down and he
was compelled to seek other employ
ment and resume his wanderings. He
finally found himself in New York, ill
and without funds. After giving him
self up he expressed regret and said
he was prepared to suffer the conse
quences of his embezzlement.
The courtroom in which Belcher was
sentenced was crowded with his for
mer friends and political associates,
some of whom had suffered by his
embezzlements. There was no taking
of evidence. Six indictments, each
alleging embezzlement, were read and
counsel for Belcher entered a plea to
the court for clemency and declared
that Belcher’s surrender and failure to
contest the case were mitigating cir
Justice Scott in his review of the
said that Belcher's peculations had
left some of his victims penniless and
that he saw no reason for exercising
clemency. Sentence was then im
Ex-State Treasurer Loses Suit Heard
in Springfield, III.
Springfield, 111—The state of Illi
nois Thursday secureu judgment
against former State Treasurer Henry
Wulff and Floyd W. Whittemore. his
bondsman, for $6,532.-10 before Judge
Creighton in the Sangamon circuit
court. The Judgment was excepted to
by the defendants and an appeal was
taken to the state supreme court.
The suit was filed by the state of
Illinois to recover fees held by former
State Treasurer Wulff. prohibited by
a special act of the legislature. These
fees were collected for the registra
tion of county, township and munici
pal bonds. It is probable that the case
will be heard at the December term
of the supreme court, as the attorneys
may not agree to a hearing at the
October term.
Collier May Be Saved.
Washington.—A report was received
at the navy department Friday -from
Admiral Evans, commanding the At
lantic fleet, that there were some
chances of saving the collier Nero
aground on Block island.
Lithographers Quit Work.
Minneapolis, Minn. — Seventy-five
lithographers employed in four print
ing houses in Minneapolis walked out
Friday on a strike in response to the
general strike order issued from the
national headquarters.
Taggart to Wed Castilian.
Wooster, O.—Information purport
ing to come from an army officer has
it that Capt Elmore F. Taggart, of
divorce fame, Is soon to wed a Span
ish senorita of great wealth and beau
ty, whom he met In Manila.
To Probe Alleged Lumber Trust.
San Francisco.—United States Dis
trict Attorney Robert T. Devlin has
begun an investigation of the alleged
combination of lumber dealers, and ii
he finds that the facts warrant prose
cution, will take action.
Atlantic Fleet, Reinforced by Armored
Cruisers for Asiatic Waters,
and Torpedo Boats to
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New York. — The largest fleet
of battleships, armored cruisers and
torpedo craft ever assembled under
the American flag will pass in review
before President Roosevelt in the wa
ters off Oyster Bay, September 3. In
addition to all the battleships in the
Atlantic fleet, under Rear Admiral
Evans, four of the new ships, all of
them larger and more powerful than
any in Admiral Evans’ fleet, will be in
line. The four armored cruisers now
being made ready for the Asiatic serv
ice will be reenforced by the cruisers
Washington and Tennessee. The Ten
nessee was put in commission last
week. The Washington will be com
missioned this week.
The navy department has been at
work for weeks perfecting the plans
for the review. Admiral Evans will
be in command, his flag flying from
the Maine. As it passes in review the
Maine will be followed by the Mis
souri, Kentucky, Kearsarge. Indiana
and Iowa in the order named. The
last four ships comprise the second
squadron of the battleship division of
the Atlantic fleet.
Louisiana May Head Division.
The order in which the four new
battleships will pass in review has
not been announced. It is probable
that this division will be headed by
the Louisiana, which will be followed
by the Rhode Island, Virginia and New
Jersey. These four ships are the finest
in offensive and defensive strength
ever commissioned for the United
States navy. Their appearance at
Oyster Bay will be the beginning of
their services as ships of the fight
ing line.
All of the armored cruisers, with
the exception of the Brooklyn and the
New York, now in Asiatic waters,
probably will participate. The four
sister ships, the West Virginia. Colo
rado, Pennsylvania and Maryland,
which are under orders to proceed to
Asiatic waters to relieve the Ohio and
Wisconsin, will make their last ap
pearance in home waters for several
years to come. Immediately after the
review these ships, with Rear Admiral
Brownson In command, will start for
the far east.
To Review Torpedo Vessels.
The torpedo vessels that will be re
viewed by the President are those in
the second and third flotillas of the
Atlantic fleet, the former under com
mand of Lieutenant Commander Ed
win A. Anderson and the second com
manded by Lieut. Willis McDowell.
The vessels are the Hopkins, Law
rence, Macdonougb, Whipple, Truxtun
and Worden, comprising the second
flotilla, and the Wilkes, Blakesley,
De Long, Rodgers and Stockton, which
make up the third flotilla.
The president probably will review
the ships from the deck of the dis
patch boat Dolphin. With him will be
Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte, As
sistant Secretary Newberry, and prob
ably other officers of the navy, includ
ing Admiral Dewey.
Democrats Favor Nebraskan for Pres
ident and Nominate State Ticket.
Detroit, Mich. — Indorsement of
William J. Bryan for president in
1908, the defeat of a resolution call
ing upon the national Democratic
committee to investigate the charges
made against Chairman Thomas E.
Taggart and demand his resignation
if they were proven, and the nomina
tion of Charles H. Kimmerle, of Cas
sopolis, for governor over Stanley
E. Parkhill, of Owosso, the only oth
er candidate, after a spirited ballot
were the features of the Democratic
state convention held here Thursday.
Safety Appliance Suits.
Washington. — Attorney General
Moody. In accordance with the policy
heretofore determined on, has directed
further prosecutions of a number of
railroads for violations of the federal
safety appliance acts.
The United States attorneys for the
various districts wherein the viola
tions were committed will be directed
to file and vigorously prosecute suits
for the recovery of the statutory pen
Final Bigelow Dividend.
Milwaukee.—The final account of
the truatee of the bankrupt es
tate of Frank G. Bigelow, the de
faulting bank president, who is now
serving a sentence in Fort Leaven
worth, was filed Wednesday. The trus
tee says that there is sufficient money
on hand to pay a final dividend of 11.22
per cent, on approved claims, aggre
gating $3,242,255.
Two Lieutenants Resign.
Washington.—The resignation of
Second Lieut. Clarence A. Eustaphie,
Twenty-third infantry, has been ac
cepted for the good of the service. The
resignation of Lieut. Albert S. Odell,
Eleventh cavalry, has been accepted.
Capt. Merriman Dead.
Minneapolis, Minn.—Capt. O. C.
Merriman, former referee in bank
ruptcy in the United States court, and
one of the best-known citizens of Min
neapolis, is dead at his home in this
city. He was 72 yearn old.
Loses Appointing Power.
San Francisco.—President David
Starr Jordan, of Stanford university,
will no longer appoint and dismiss
professors. The change was brought
through the passage of a resolution by
the board of trustees.
Father and Son Killed.
Superior, Wis.—Teles Labres and
his 13-year-old son were killed by an
engine near Saunders Thursday. They
stepped from one track to get out of
the way of a passenger train and were
struck from behind.
May Succeed Senator Allison—Plat
form Favoring Revision of the
Tariff Is Adopted.
Des Moines. Ia.—Albert B. Cum
mins bas been renominated for
governor by the Republican state con
vention upon a platform which firmly
opposes corporate Influence in public
affairs, upholding the theory of protec
tion and favoring revision of tariff
schedules to keep in harmony with the
commercial conditions of the country
and favoring a wide primary law look
ing to the election of Unetld States
senators by direct vote of the people.
Warren Garst, for whom Cummins
has held out from the first, was nom
inated for lieutenant-governor, and the
remainder of the ticket nominated was
as follows:
Secretary of state, W. C. Hayward,
Auditor of state. B. F. Carroll.
Treasurer of state, W'. W. Morrow.
Attorney general, H. WT. Byers.
Supreme judges, E. McLean, John
C. Sherwin.
Superintendent of public instruc
tion, John F. Riggs.
Clerk of supreme court, John C.
Reporter of court, W. W. Cornwall.
Railroad commissioners, W. L. Eat
on, David J. Palmer.
Gov. Cummins practically had every
thing his own way, dictating the plat
form and routing completely the hosts
of George D. Perkins, his opponent,
and relegating Leslie M. Shaw, secre
tary of the treasury, to the rear, at
least temporarily. In fact, Shaw’s
name was hissed by a factional set
during the proceedings of the conven
tion. Cummins’ friends now are urg
ing his name as a presidential possi
bility. All party machinery is now
in control of Cummins, and there is a
strong probability that he will succeed
Senator Allison in 1908.
The vote on the governorship stood
933 for Cummins, 603 for Perkins and
101 for Rathbun. Gov. Cummins ad
dressed the delegates, and said that
it was economic ideas and not his per
sonality that won him a renomlnatlon.
Gen .Davidson Will Act with Caution
Regarding Sending of Troops.
Madison, Wis.—Gov. Davidson will
appoint a commission to investigate !
the Dietz situation at Cameron dam.
For the present, at least, there is no j
intention on the part of the executive i
to send troops to capture Dietz.
Whether troops will be sent later will
depend on the report of the investigat
ing commission.
Several posses have attempted to
serve Dietz with legal papers in a civil
process within the past two years, bul
each time failed.
Raddisson, Wis.—After crawling on
hands and knees for a great distance
through the forest, Duyo Rogich, ol
Milwaukee, wounded in three placet
by Clarence Dietz, reached the home
stead of Charles Johnson, and was
later carried into Winters, where he
secured medical attention. Slight
hope is entertained for his recovery
He had been terribly exposed when he
reached the Johnson place, and hia
wounds had become Sled with dirt
Independent League to Nominate Full
State Ticket in New York.
New York.—William R. Hearst
has decided to run for gover
nor as an independent candidate. The
state committee of the Independent
league, a Hearst organization, met
yesterday at the Gilsey house and de
cided the league shall hold a state
convention in this city Sept. 11 to
nominate Hearst for governor and
put a full state and judiciary ticket
in the field.
It was announced that the league
will seek no affiliation with the reg
ular democratic party—that it will go
ahead as an independent movement.
If the democrats see fit to indorse
Hearst »nd the league ticket, well and
good, but no favors will be sought
from the heads of the democratic
Ice Dealers Defeated.
Toledo, O.—Judge Babcock, in com
mon pleas court, Friday handed down
his decision in the ice cases, sustain
ing Judge Kinkade in every particulai
and exonerating him of having made
any promise or suggestion of leniency
as claimed by the attorneys for the
ice trust. The judge declared the con
tentions of the attorneys for the trust
to be ridiculous and should never
have been brought into court.
Rear Admiral Dead.
Chefoo.—Rear Admiral Charles J.
Train, commander-in-chief of the
United States Asiatic fleet, died at 16
minutes past nine Saturday morning
of uraeihia.
Fatal Fire in Texas.
Houston, Tex.—W. I. Fletcher was
instantly killed, Lee Brooks, a negro,
received fatal bums and the entire
building was gutted as a result of an
explosion in the wholesale liquor
house of Joppet & Co.
Fatal Explosion in Mine.
Scranton, Pa.—Jere Wilson was
killed and Charles Parrish fatally in
jured in the North End Coal colliery.
They had prepared a blast and started
to retreat. They ran into a blast In
an adjoining chamber.
Manchuria Door Open.
London..—In the house of commons
Foreign Secretary Grey announced
there were no longer any restrictions
on foreign trade in Manchuria. Two
British consuls will shortly be ap
pointed to Manchuria.
Well-Known Physician Dead.
San Salvador.—Emilio Alvarez, dla
coverer of the Rhinoscleromo (a dla
ease of the nose) bacillus, died here.
He was well-known as a physician
both in Paris and here. He will be
given an o>fl}cial funeral.
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Victims Are Mostly Italians and Span
iards Bound for South America —•
Fishermen Along the Coast Success
ful in Sawing Many Lives.
CARTAGENA, Spain—A terrible
marine disaster occurred Saturday
evening off Cape Palos. The Italian
steamship Sirio from Genoa for Bar
celona, Cadiz Montevideo and Bue
nos Ayres, with about 800 persons on
board, was wrecked off Hormigas is
Three hundred immigrants, most of
them Italians and Spaniards, were
drowned. The captain of the steamer
committed suicide. The Bishop of San
Pedro. Brazil, also was lost and it is
reported thiit another bishop is among
the missing.
The remainder of the passengers
and the officers and crew got away in
the ship’s boats or were rescued by
means of boats sent to them from the
shore. A number of fishermen who
made attempts at rescue were
drowned. Those rescued from the
vessel are :aow at CaDe Palos in a
pitiable condition, being without food
or clothing.
The Sirio struck a rocky reef,
known as Bajos Hormigas, and sank
soon after, stern first. Hormigas is
land lies about two and a half miles
to the eastward of Cape Palos. The
Sirio was owned by the Navigazione
Italians of Genoa.
Before he committed suicide the
captain declared the steamer had 645
passengers on board and that the crew
numbered 127 men. The Sirio had 570
passengers when leaving Genoa, but
additional Spanish passengers were
taken on hiard at Barcelona, where
the vessel touched a few hours before
the disaster.
The disaster occurred at 5 o’clock
In the afternoon. The steamer was
threading a difficult passage through
the Hormigas group, where the Bajos
Hormigas reef is a continual menace
to navigation. The vessel began to
settle rapidly immediately after it
struck and a terrible scene of con
fusion and panic ensued on board.
The fishermen along the coast sought
to render every assistance in their
power and sent out boats which
brought many survivors ashore. Most
of the officers and crew of the Sirio
are among the saved.
Religious Fanatic of Negros Refuses
to Stay Dead in Philippines.
WASHINGTON — Papa Islo, the
bandit and religious fanatic who
caused so much trouble in Occidental
Negros, is the latest claimant for
posthumous existence. Reports have
leached Washington that the much
feared insurrecto is still alive and has
twelve followers who are assisting
him in preparing for further revolu
tionary movements. Army officers do
not credit rumors of Papa Isio’s ac
tivity and say he was unquestionably
At the time of the famous bandit's
death his head was reported to have
been put in brine for identification.
Grave Trouble in Morocco.
LONDON—A dispatch to the Pail
Mall Gazette from Tangier says that
highly sensational reports are being
received there, causing the utmost
excitement. Daily, almost hourly,
comes information from the interior
of the rapid spread of a violent anti
French agitation. The rebels are con
centrating their military contingents
around Markesh (Morocco City), the
southern capital, and there is no
doubt that a formidtable coalition of
semi-independent vassals has been
formed. They are clamoring for a
holy war.
Twenty Injured in Wreck.
ST. GENEVIEVE — Twenty people
were injured in a head end collision
between a passenger and freight train
on the Frisco road here Sunday. The
engines were demolished and the
tracks were torn up some distance.
The injured were taken to St. Louis on
special train. The passenger train was
a special train from St. Louis hearing
representatives of the Knights of Co
lumbus. Cuts and bruises comprised
the injuries, and none of the passen
gers were fatally injured.
San Francisco Lends Money.
national banks, since the fire, have
loaned in New York, on six months'
paper. $30,090,000 at rates of interest
ranging from 4% to 6 per cent.
Longworths Start Home.
PARIS — Congressman and Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth Saturday sailed
from Cherbourg for New York on the
American line steamer St. Paul. A
crowd of friends saw them oft at the
railroad station here.
The Strike in Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG—The fate of
the general strike, which, although it
has affected close to 70,000 men in St.
Petersburg, has met with slight res
ponse in other sections of Russia,
probably will be decided Monday with
an adverse expression of public opin
ion. The lack of union among the
leaders of ihe proletariat organiza
tions is playing against the success
of the movement. The railroad men,
upon whom the success of the entire
movement depends, are still working
full time.
"Simple Life” for Cancer.
CHICAGO—That cancer can be
warded off by the “simple life” Is the
lesson learned by Dr. Nicholas Senn,
who.returned to Chicago from an ex
tended tour through the interior of
In describing his explorations
through the "Dark Continent” Dr.
Senn declaied that the nearer man
approached the lower animals in sim
plicity of ha.blts and diet the less lia
ble is he to cancerous growths. He
said cancer i8 almost unkiwwa
among the natives of Africa.