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Loup City Northwestern VOLUME XXV LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , JULY 30, 1908 NUMBER 38 > ONLY BRIEF MENTION i • - MUCH IN SMALL SPACE FOR THE HURRYING READER. . EVENTS COVERING WIDE FIELD ' Something of Congress, Political Gos J. sip Here and There, and News and Notes of General Character. Political. Objections were filed with the sec retary of state at Lincoln declaring that there is no populist party in Ne braska. Governor Hughes of New York has announced that he will waive the per gonal reasons which caused him to refuse to make a second race and that he is at the service of his party and state. William J. Bryan, passing through Omaha, addressed the democrats at the Burlington station briefly, declar ing the democratic party to be more ( united now than ever before. Disgusted over the failure of the Wisconsin democratic convention to accomplish anything, fifty or sixty del egates -from various parts of the state got together and agreed to circulate -nomination papers for a state ticket, to be led.by A. J. Schmitz of Milwau kee. The 'Pennsylvania democratic com mittee endorsed the work of Colonel ‘ Guffey. Judge Taft discussed political condi tions in New York with Representative 1 Parsons before leaving for Oyster Bay. It was announced that Governor Hughes of New York will speak at the opening of the Ohio campaign at Youngstown. The democratic state committee re elected State Chairman George M. . Dimeling of Clearfield, without opposi tion, and adopted resolutions endorsing Bryan and Kern, and denouncing the „ action of the Denver convention in un seating the eight Philadelphia dele gates. Leading republicans think that should a good fight be made, there is a chance to swing Oklahoma to Taft. Samuel Gompers. Frank Morrison and John Mitchell have been cited tt appear in court in Washington Septem ber 8 to answer charges of contempt. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, re turning to Washington from the Den ver convention declined to talk about politics, saying: “Whatever I have to say on politics will be printed in the ^ official organ of the American Federa tion of Labor, which will appear in a few days.” A move is on foot to make the tiger the emblem of the democratic' party instead of the donkey. Judge Taft has been elected honora ry member of the Steam Shovelmen's union. General. % > i. «i ■« « i The Cincinnati Shippers’ and Receiv ers association has taken the fight against raising freight rates to the president. Shippers in session at Chicago de cided to take no action against the proposed increase in freight rates un til after conference with the presidents of the eastern trunk lines. Three were killed by lightning and ‘fifty injured in a storm at the en campment on the cld Gettysburg bat tlefield. Thieves and vags reign in the streets of Kansas City. Eight cadets in the United States Military academy here were recently sent to their homes as a result of hazing members of the fourth class. John F. Hayes of the Irish-American Athletic club won the Marathon race, in the Olympic games at London, ft . Gov. Douglass of Massachusetts says he is out of polities for keeps. Congressman Sherman received a telegram from Chairman Burrought of j* the notification committee asking if it W would be convenient to have the ceremonies in connection with' Mr. Sherman’s nomination as late as Au gust 10 to io. He replied affirmatively. Storm struck the camp of Pennsyl vania Xational Guard at Gettysburg, Pa., killing six men and injuring at least forty. Judge Taft after conference with President Roosevelt and Secretary Root, made but few changes in his speech of acceptance. William J. Bryan will retire from active management of the Commoner during the campaign. Governor Haskell of Oklahoma will be treasurer of the democratic nation al committee. Governor Douglass of Massachusetts says he will not accept the democratic national..* chairmanship. The revolt in the Turkish army in Macedonia, fomented by the young Turkey party, has become so exten sive that th^ sultan is making extra ordinary efforts to prevent its spread. V Just before final adjournment the members of the republican national committee in conference with Mr. Hitchcock voted unanimously to estab lish main headquarters in Chicago, in stead'of in .New York. ’ The Paris Temps prints a dispatch from its Special Correspondent at .Sa tonki, European * Turkey, who repre sents the situation there as most seri ous. President Roosevelt in an extended adress to naval officers at Newport said the United States needs a large and strong navy, because of its pe culiar situation and many international obligations^. President Roosevelt orders that im mediate steps be taken for a rehear ing of the-Standard Oil case. Fred Banner of South Omaha was killed by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Banner, the encounter occuring on the street An anti-foreign feeling is develop ing in Mexico and a few newspapers are urging the people to resist the “Yankee” invasion. The circuit court of appeals re versed Judge Landis’ fine of $29,000, 000 imposed on the Standard Oil com pany and ordered a new trial. Night riders in Kentucky burned three Illinois Central stations. The political revolution in Honduras hat been crushed out. Assessment of Nebraska's land will show a valuation of a quarter of bil lion dollars higher as returned by county assessors, Japanese business interests appeal to western railroads not to abandon oriental traffic. “In the next war that is fought the advance columns will be made up of balloons and airships. That is the belief freely expressed by army and navy officers in Washington. Mrs. S. C. Carter has offered to do nate $50.00u for a new park in Omaha. John W. Chapman, one of the wealthiest and most prominent citi zens of Hampshire county, W. Va., while standing in front of his store at Slanesville, was shot from ambush and instantly killed. Values of municipal stocks on Wall street exchange last week made new high records for year. Mrs. Alice Hale Hill, wife of former United States Senator N. P. Hill, died at the family home in Denver, aged 68. She was born in Providence, R. 1. At Poughkeepsie, N. v Y., supreme justice Morchauser made permanent an inmnction restraining the Im proved Benevolent and Protective Or der of Elks of the World from using its present name and title. I. J. Dunn, who made the Bryan no minating speech at Denver, is to be given a banquet by Omaha democrats. Judge Kohlsaat decided that rail roads, under the Hepburn act, may not dispose of transportation for advertis ing. The Olympic games in London were marred by serious disputes vita the English officials, the latest over a de cision in the 400 meters run. Foreign. The British government is taking up the campaign against the American meat combine seriously. A movement has been started here for the organization of a naval re serve force, to be recruited largely from the native Hawaiians. The Prince of Wales reviewed 20. 000 troops ir. the Plains of Abraham and attended a number of social func tions. The Sultan of Turkey yields to the rebels and grants a constitution and convokes a Parliament. An explosion occurred in the Alek sievsky mines of European Russia, but the extent of the accident is not yet known. It is rumored, however, that there has been a heavy loss of life. Dragoons have been dispatched to the scene. The “Young Turkey’’ faction, ac cording to Neue Freie Presse’s corre spondent at Monastir, European Tur key, has gained control of the entire Third army corps and part of the Sec and army corps. The revolutionary committee at Monastir has assumed control, and the authorities are power less, almost the whole population hav ing joined in the movement. A dispatch received by the Novoe Vremya from Tabriz, by courier post to Julfa, affirms that shah's cause in northern Persia is lost. Washington. President Roosevait has directed that the prosecution of the Standard Oil company proceed. In a state ment issued by Secretary Loeb he says it would be a grave miscarriage of justice to let the matter be dropped on technicalities. By proclamation of the president, a series of long, but extremely narrow reservations of public lands have been made along the boundary line between the United States and Canada. The reservation is only 30 feet wide, and the length is limited only by the amount of unappropriated public land along the boundary line. The woman commandant at the abandoned naval station at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y„ widow of the former mate who was custodian for many years, has reported to the navy de partment the presence of four sunken wrecks in the waters adjacent to that station. A dispatch from the commander of the gunboat Marietta at Ceiba, Hon duras, reports all quiet there.’ The government is in control of affairs and nb further attacks by. revolutionists are expected. Personal. Chairman Hitchcock declines to dis ' cuss the plans at the Colorado Springs conference. At Oyster Bay. President and Mrs. Roosevelt entertained fifty young peo ple at a fancy dress party in celebra . tion of. the eighteenth birthday of ’ their daughter. Miss Ethel. . The police of Hackensack, N. J., are searching for August Eberliard, who is suspected of having tliurdered his aunt. A plot to gain evidence against Frank J. Gould in his wife’s suit for divorce was revealed in New York, final draft of Judge Taft’s acceptance speech. Count Boni de.Casteliane asks a re vision of his divorce decree granting him custody of his three children and wants his ex-wife to pay $20,000 a year for the maintenance of each. ' Bishop Henry C. Potter died after a lingering illness of several weeks. ELECTED CHAIRMAN DEMOCRAT IC NATIONAL COMMITTEE. TAMMANY IS SUCCESSFUL Mr. Bryan Well Pleased With the Out look and Believes New York Can Be Carried. Chairman, Norman E. Mack. Buffalo. Vice Chairman, P. L. Hall. Nebraska. Treasurer, Governor C. N. Haskell, Oklahoma. Sergeant-at-arms, John I. Martin, Missouri. Secretary, Urey Woodson, Kentucky. Chicago.—After a seven-hour confer ence with William J. Bryan and John W. Kern, respectively, democratic nominees for president and vice presi dent. the subcommittee of the national democratic committee selected the above list of officers for the committee. It was the first time in many years that a national chairman had been selected by the democratic party only after a bitter contest had been waged. The choice of Mr. Mack was made pos sible only after the New York lead- j ers, Charles F. Murphy, of Tammany, j and W. J. Connors, chairman of the | state democratic committee had yield- i ed to the personal desires of Mr. Bryan. When the democratic nominee for president reached here Saturday, he' was strongly in favor of Mr. Mack for the place, but Mr. Bryan frankly told the committee that he wished them to consider all candidates and make an appointment accordingly. There were in the race besides Mr. Mack. Judge M. J. Wade of Iowa, T. E Ryan of Wisconsin, former Governor James E. Campbell of Ohio, and Urey Woodson. The sentiment for Mr. Mack, however, steadily grew, but be was confronted with a handicap, which had to be removed. The well known opposition of Messrs. Murphy and Con nors toward him because of his rival ry with Mr. Connors for the control of Erie county stood in the way. The long distance telephone was put into play and Mr. Connors, after the situa tion was explained, to him, declared that he would no longer interpose any objections, but Mr. Murphy's views must first be obtained. The Tammany leader gave his approval and with the atmosphere thus cleared Mi. Mack was elected by acclamation. So pleased was Mr. Bryan that he gave out a statement, in which he openly announces that the appoint ment is a recognition of the eastern democracy and that a fight will be made to carry New York. NAMES HIS HELPERS. Chairman Hitchcock Announces Mem bers of Executive Committee. Chicago—Anouncement was made by Frank H. Hitchcock of the republican national committee that the following will constitute the executive commit tee: Charles F. Brooker. Connecticut. T. Coleman, Dupont, Delaware. William E. Borah. Idaho. Frank O. Lowden, Illinois. Charles Nagel. Missouri. Victor Rosewater. Nebraska. William L. Ward. New York. Edward C. Duncan. North Carolina, Boies Penrose, Pennsylvania. Chairman Hitchcock decided to adopt the plan of having the executive committee made up solely from the membership of the national commit tee. Rule Out German Car. Paris—The committee of the “round the world race” has decided that al though the German car has completed the circuit, as it started from Berlin, cannot yet be classed because it was taken on a train across the Rockies and did not cross Japan, being shipped direct from Seattle to Vladivostok in order to effect repairs. The Ameri cans and Italian cars must reach New York and Paris, their respective start ing points, in order to complete the journey around the world. Liked Fairbanks' Speech. London.—Admiral Grey, the gover nor general of Canada, in a report to the secreta* of the state for the colo nies for the celebration of the found ing of Quebec, says that he speeches of the vice president of the United States and the representatives of France touched a high note of friend ship and good will to Canada, and the crown. For Railway Commissioner. Lincoln.—George O. Brophy of Oma ha will file as a candidate for the dem ocratic nomination for railroad com missioner. He has been prominent in party councils in Polk county for many years, and removed to Omaha only a few months ago. San Joaquim Levee Breaks. Antichoke, Cal.—Early Sunday morning 200 feet of the San Joaquim river levee gave wray and Jersey is land. comprising 4,000 acres, includ ing 300 acres of celery, was flooded. The property loss is estimated at $5, 000,000. Loeb to Take His Vacation. Oyster Bay—President Roosevelt’s secretary, William Loeb, jr., is pre paring to take his summer vacation. Mr. Loeb will leave soon for a month's recreation and sport in the woods. A MUCH SOUG HT AFTER MAN. LIBERTY DAWNS FOR TURKS SULTAN ABDUL ISSUES IRADE RESTORING CONSTITUTION. Deputies Are Convened, Said Pasha New Grand Vizier, Carrying Out the Reform. Constantinople.—An imperial irad< issued Friday ordains the assembling o a chamber of deputies in accordancf with a constitution which has beet elaborated by the sultan. The irad< has been communicated to the valis and the district lieutenant governor; with the necessary orders for the hold ing of elections. The constitution ' hich the irad< now makes effective -s practically th« one worked out in 1876. The grand vizier immediately toot steps to carry out the orders of his imperial master. He addressed to al the provincial authorities concerned Adbul Hamid II. a circular telegram convening the chamber of deputies, in which he point ed out that the method of forming the chamber is determined by an organic statute which, according to the offi cial communication, is “an illustrious institution of the sultan." Startling as was the sudden disrnis sal of Ferid Pasha from the grand viz iership and the appointment of Saic Pasha in his place, this step was as nothing compared to the sensatior created in all quarters by the officia announcement that the sultan had de cided to convoke a parliament. Belgrade, Servia. — Cipher dis patches received Friday night fron the European villages of Macedonit declare that the Young Turks an complete masters of the situation. All the Turkish authorities have sur rendered themselves into their hands Vienna.—It is reported here tha the towns of Monastir, Uskub ant Saloniki are in the hands of tht Young Turks. Order has been main tained everywhere. Hughes Will Run Again. Saranac Inn, X. Y.—Gov. Charles Hughes will accept a renomination i the Republican party of this state de sires him to again be its candidate In a statement made public Frida? night the governor so declared himsel and said the personal reasons whicl prompted him to say privately some time ago that he did not desire a re nomination are not controlling ant that “if renominated I ought to ac cept.” Eight Cadets Suspended. West Point. N. Y.—Eight cadets it .he United States Military academj cere were sent to their homes Thurs nay as a result of hazing members ol '>he fourth class. M. A. Walsh for Congress. Davenport, la.—The Democratic congressional convention of the Sec ond district of Iowa Thursday ratiflec the result of the June primary and nominated Mark A. Walsh of Clin tot as candidate for congressman. Gamble Convicted of Arson. Bellefontaine. O.—George R. Gamble was found guilty of arson Thursday by a jury after an hour's deliberation He was charged with burning a mil in this county in October, 1906, and collecting the insurance. WINS IN OLYMPIC MARATHON. American Captures Great Olympic Games Race. London.—It would be no exaggera tion, in the minds of the 100,000 specta tors who witnessed the finishing strug gle of the Marthon race at the Olym pian arena Friday, to say that it was the most thrilling event that has oc curred since that Marthon race in an cient Greece, where the victor fell at the goal and, with a wave of triumph, died. And it was won by an American. It was an American day and the re ' | sentments of Thursday, which fankled strongly In the breasts of Americans I here when they came to the stadium, j were forgotten not only in the victory of John F. Hayes, the Irish-Amerlcan i Atheltic club runner, but in the splen ; did record made by the other Ameri cans, who were well to the front in [ the line of those that finished. Six Americans started in the Mara thon race and nine English runners, j Of the first ten men to reach the cov eted goal, four were Americans. The second man was Hefferon of South Africa. The first Englishman who crossed the line came in twelfth. He was W. T. Clarke. Dorando was first to enter the stadi um at the finish. He staggered, dazed and delirious, and in the last 300 yards fell four times and was helped up by track officials who finally half-carried him across the line. Because of this he was disqualified. TWO DEAD, TWELVE WOUNDED. Bloody Caree- of Desperadoes in Ja maica Plain, Mass. Boston. — Two dead, a man and a woman probably shot fatally, and ten others suffering from bullet wounds, sums up the record of the murderous career of twro bandits who Wednesday terrorized the Jamaica Plain district eluding the pursuit of hundreds of policemen and thousands of citizens. Starting on Tuesday night by entering a saloon in Jamaica Plain, three men. who are supposed to be Italians, killed one man with revolvers, wounded two others and, rifling the cash register, got away with $90. Early Wednesday evening, after the police had searched for them unsuc cessfully all day, two of the robbers again appeared in Jamaica Plain and. firing revolvers, ran through the most thickly settled part of the district, leaving a trail of victims behind them. Early Thursday the pair were sup posed to be hiding in Forest Hills cem etery, wrhich was surrounded by sev eral hundred heavily' armed police men. Herbert S. Knox of Roslindale. night watchman at the cemetery, is the vic tim who is dead. Boston.—One of the bandits who ■‘shot up” Jamaica Plains, killed two persons, wounded 11, and then took refuge in a cemetery, was killed by the police, another was wounded and the third was arrested. Forty Hurt in Collision. Lovedale, 111.—Forty persons were injured, some of them probably fatally, i and more than a dozen so severely that they had to be taken to hospitals. Tuesday in a head-on collision between two Aurora, Elgin & Chicago cars at Lovedale station. The disaster oc curred when the coaches were each running at a speed estimated at 40 miles an hour and the crash when they came together was terrific. “Bill” Hazard Is Rescued. Bassett, Neb.—“Bill” Hazard made his escape from jail at this place Fri day. Several weeks ago he broke jail at Gregory, S. D„ where he was held on the charge of stealing horses, and was captured last Thursday at New port by Sheriff Marsh of Rock county and placed in jail here. Tap Hidden River; 25 Dead. Berne, Switzerland.—There was a frightful accident Friday in theLoetsch berg tunnel, in the Bernese Alps, which resulted in the death of 25 workmen. The men were drilling in side the tunnel. Without warning their tools pierced the -wall that sep arated them from a subterranean river or lake, the existence of which was not known. The wall gave way with a crash and a torrent of water and mud rushed into the tunnel and filled it. All of the workmen were drowned. They were Italians. COURT OF APPEALS KNOCKS OUT $29,240,000 PENALTY. JUDGE LANDIS REVERSED His Conduct of the Famous Rebate Case Is Severely Arraigned and a New Trial Is Ordered. Chicago.—Federal judges in the court of appeals lifted the burden of a $29,240,000 fine from the shoul ders of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana Wednesday and reversed the judgment of Judge Landis, by which the heaviest fine ever imposed in a federal court was saddled upon the oil company found guilty on 1,462 counts of accepting rebates from railroads. Speedy rehearing of the case, which has attracted widespread attention, is considered improbable, and the coun sel for the oil company contend that a second conviction cannot be ob tained. The case was remanded with Instruc tions that a new trial be held. The jurists making up the court of appeals are Judges Grosscup, Seaman and Baker. Judge Grosscup delivered the opin ion of the court. Judges Baker and Seaman concurring, and in sharp ar raignment of the conduct of the trial judge intimated that he may have presumed to hold himself above the law. Judge Landis Called Arbitrary. The decision declares that the man ner in which Judge Landis decided upon the number of offenses that had been committed by the defendant com pany was arbitrary. It holds that some other method than the one he used should have been applied. Then it passes to the amount of the fine, which it declares was “sufficient to have wiped out many times the property of the defendant." The court holds that the only company on trial was the Standard Oil Company of In diana. It says that this corporation alone could be punished and that to attempt to punish its holding corpora tion would be to assert that a person could be punished who was never be fore the court or who had never stood trial. This, the judges say, would be to assert a startling principle of law. Others Than Commerce Law. The court declares that the ar raignment of the violation of an inter state commerce law was to be com mended and that the results of such violations were not too strongly stated. It says, however, that the interstate commerce law is not the only one in the United States, and that it is be cause there are others that the case is reversed and remanded. On the amount of the fine, the upper court said: “Did the court in the fine imposed abuse its discretion? The defendant indicted, tried and convicted was the Standard Oil company, a corporation of Indiana. The capital stock of this corporation is fl,000,000. There is nothing in the record in the way of evidence that some of the assets of the corporation were in excess of that amount. It may therefore be safely assumed that but for the relation of the defendant to another corporation not before the court, the court would have measured out punishment on the basis of the facts just stated.” The judges then commented on the punishment of the defendant in such a large amount and continued, saying: “Briefly stated, the reason of the trial court for imposing this sentence was because it was brought out on ex amination that the capital stock of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana was principally owned by the New Jersey corporation, a corporation not before the court. The trial court, add ing that in concessions of the charac ter for which the defendant before the court had been indicted, tried and convicted, the New Jersey corporation ■was not a ‘virgin' offender. “Can an American judge, without abuse of judicial discretion, condemn anyone w’ho has not had his day in court? That to our minds, is strangc doctrine in Anglo-Saxon jurispru dence.” President Orders Re-Trial. Oyster Bay, X. Y. — President Roosevelt has directed the at torney general to take immediate steps for the re-trial of the Standard Oil case. Battleships Resume Their Journey. Honolulu—The Atlantic battleship fleet bade adieu Wednesday to the hospitable shores of Hawaii and at 2:30 p. m. the flagship Connecticut left her wharf and steamed outside the harbor entrance where the fleet as sembled preparatory to weighing anchor at six o'clock and sailing away to Auckland, N. Z. Haskell for Democratic Treasurer. Guthrie, Okla. — Gov. C. X. Has kell has been tendered the ti;eas urership of the national Democratic committee. Formal announcement, carrying his acceptance, it is said, will be made when the committee meets for organization in Chicago Saturday. Two Roads Are Indicted. Chicago.—Indictments charging vio lations of the federal law^ against the issuance of passes were returned against the Illinois Central and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail way companies Thursday by the fed eral grand jury. Post Office Is Robbed. Macomb, 111.—Robbers Thursday blew open a safe at Bardolph post of fice, six miles northwest of here, se curing $100 and $400 in stamps. Ni tro-glycerine was used. ASKS FOR A FIGHTING NAVY PRESIDENT ADDRESSES CONFER ENCE ON NEW BATTLESHIPS. Yacht Mayflower Runs Down Lumber Schooner and Saves Crew on Way to Newport. Newport, R. I. — Pleading for popular support for a ‘'first-class fighting navy,” a navy capable of seek ing out the enemy and “hammering him into quits,” President Roosevelt was the central figure here Wednes day in the most notable conference of American naval officers ever called to gether to consult and discuss, in a broad, general way, the future United States battleships. The president spoke publicly for more than half an hour, and then the conference went Into executive ses sion for one hour. During this session the president took a leading part in the discussion, lie argued as a lay man, he explained, and did not attempt to give advice to professional men. He impressed upon the officers, however, that it was given to them to keep the American navy abreast of the times and to make it the hardhitting, effi cient fighting force which he believes to be a guarantee against the possi bility of war. Mr. Roosevelt charac terized the navy as the cheapest form of safety insurance policy the nation can obtain. The president sailed for Oyster Bay in the afternoon, but the battleship conference will continue here and in Washington until definite plans for the ships to be laid down in the near future are decided upon. When the trim little cruiser yacht Mayflower, flying the president's white crested flag of blue at the main truck, steamed Into the harbor Wednesday morning nearly two hours behind schedule time, with her bow sprit missing, one anchor gone, bow plates dented and six strange figures in black oilskins and sou'westers gath ered In the bow, she brought the story of an adventurous night’s run in the blackest fog of the summer and of a collision in which the lumber-laden schooner Menawa was cut practically in two by the president's yacht. PRINCE LANDS AT QUEBEC. — Warships Salute Wales and Governor General" Welcomes Him. Quebec. Que.—The prince of Wales landed from the British battleship In domitable Wednesday amid the deaf ening roar of guns from the interna tional fleet of British, French and American warships, and the tumultu ous demonstrations of 50,000 persons massed upon the wharves and the ter raced heights of the city. It was a spectacle of truly royal1 splendor, for the latest type of British Dreadnought, with the royal standard flying came to anchor among the double column of foreign warships and the prince was welcomed ashore by Earl Grey, governor general of Canada. Premier Laurier and the assembled dignitaries, flanked by thousands of soldiers and a multitude of people. Quebec, Que.—The prince of Wales had another day of strenuous activity beginning Friday morning with a grand review of the troops, sailors and marines on the plains of Abraham, then officiating as the title deeds of this historic battlefield were turned over as a permanent memorial, be tween times attending gala luncheons and dinners, and finally at night mingling with the gay throngs of beau tifully-dressed women at the state ball at the Parliament building. About 23,000 men took part in the review. BISHOP POTTER IS DEAD. Noted New York Prelate Succumbs* After Long Illness. Cooperstown, N. Y.—Henry Codman, Potter, seventh Protestant Episcopal, bishop of the diocese of New York, died Tuesday night at “Fernleigh,'" his summer homo here, after an ill ness of several weeks. The bishop was unconscious all day and the end, which came at 8:35 o'clock, vas peace ful and quiet. The prelate was 74 years old. Gathered at the bedside of the dying churchman were Mrs. Potter, his wife: Mrs. Mason C. Davidge, who came from Calii'crnia, and Miss Sarah Potter, his two daughters; Alonzo Potter, his son: Edward S. Clark, Stephen C. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Clark. Mrs. Charles Russell and Mrs. William Hyde, his two other daughters, who are abroad, have been ! notified. Cooperstown, N. Y.—The funeral of ! Bishop C. Potter of the diocese of New York was held in this village Friday morning. The services were in the historic Christ church. Lightning Kills Guardsmen. Gettysburg, Pa.—As the result of a terrific electrical storm which passed over the Pennsylvania National Guard encampment hero Thursday night. It is reported that three troopers were killed and two score injured, some of them seriously, by being struck by lightning. The tent occu pied by Gov. Stuart was blown down„ as were a number of others. Drown in Steamer Collision. Christiania.—The steamer Bakkel aget was in collision with the steamer Goteborg. She was cut through amid ship and sunk in a few moments. From ten to twenty of the Bakkel aget’s passengers were drowned. Charged with Conspiracy. Cleveland, O.—Harry E. Hayes, a member of the banking firm of W. J. Hayes & Son, of this city, was placed under arrest Friday on a warrant from New Jersey charging conspiracy in connection with a bond deal.