The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 15, 1902, Page 12, Image 12

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The Commoner.
V a, fo. 3o.
An intorosting dispatch from Balti
more, Md., Bays: A unique ongino has
just boon completed by tlio Baltimore
& Ohio railroad at its Mount Clair
shops, this city. It is designed for
tho use of ofllclals in making Inspec
tion trips. Though called an inspec
tion ongino, it roally answers tho pur
poso of a whole train. Tho ongino has
a small passenger coach constructed
on top of tho boiler, back of tho smoko
litack. Tho boiler is heavily covered
with asbestos and tho floor of tho car
with Brussels carpot. Tho seats in
tho coach aro arranged in amphithca
tro stylo, so as to glvo ovory ono In
thd car full vlow of tho track and sur
rounding country. Passengers enter
the car by winding stairs on olthor
side of tho front pilot. The ongino
may bo readily run in olther direction.
Tho socialists of Franco have taken
position in support of the govern
ment 6n tho school closing question.
Tho offects of tho police have suc
ceeded in keeping quiet in Paris, hut
the provinces aro much disturbed.
John Francis Duncombo, a pioneer
settlor of Fort Dodgo and prominent
in legal and political circles through
out tho state of Iowa, died at Des
Moines on August 3, at the ago of 71
years. For thirty years ho has been
prominent as a leader of tho Iowa
domocracy, serving as stato senator
and representative. He has also twice
been chairman of tho Iowa delegation
to tho national democratic convention.
of the congross is John Henry Smith
of Salt Lake City. C. H. Cornell of
Valentino is vice president for Ne
braska and L. J. Blomers of David
City and M. Well of Lincoln aro mem
bers of tho executive committee.
A dispatch from Panama under date
of August 4, says that the rovolutlon
in Colombia Is nearing its close. Gen
eral Salazar, the military governor of
Panama, is ready to make a deter
mined effort to crush the rebels.
An interesting report comes from
Denver, Colo., as follows J Eros, one
of the small planets or asteroids of
the solar system, was rediscovered at
3: 15 this morning by Prof. G. J. Ling,
who was operating tho telescope in
Chamberlain observatory at Univer
sity park. Enos was first discovered
by an Impression on a photographic
plato exposed by Witt at Berlin, 1899.
A year ago last October tho planet
came close enough to tho earth so that
it could bo observed optically, and
was visible for observation until June
of last year, when it again become invisible.
A Manila dispatch under date of
Auji3t 3 says: Pablo Mauras, a ban
dit who had terrorized tho island of
Rbmblin for tho past ten years, was
captured by the native constabulary
on the neighboring island of Sibuyan.
With his arms bound he was placed in
a boat to be conveyed to Romblin, but
sprang overboard in a dash for lib
erty and was drowned.
It is reported that the village of
Cnarlottesvllle, Ind., was In tho hands
'of a mob for several hours on Augu3t
3, and the sheriff of Hancock county
jwith seventy-five armed deputies was
summoned on the scene. The trouble
arose on account of the running of
cars from tho town of Hancock which
has been under quarantine on account
of smallpox. The police now side with
the people in their determination that
the cars shall not bo run until all
clanger of infection Is over.
According to a dispatch from
Wilkesbarro, Pa., dated August 2, the
leaders of tho striking miners claim
that after an investigation they find
that miners' certificates are being is
sued contrary to law and that many
men who have never seen the inside
of a mine aro being pressed into ser
vice by the coal companies, which ac
tion is claimed to be against the law
of the Btate. Criminal prosecutions
aro promised.
A Rome cablegram says: The delay
in appointing an apostolic delegate to
Manila is duo to the desire of the Vati
can to please the "Washington author
ities by sending to the Philippines an
American prelate and the Vatican is
now awaiting letters from tho United
States. The prelate, who it is thought
likely will accept, is thoroughly
adapted to the position. Should tho
plan fall through, the most probable
candidate is Mgr. Guidi, now in the
office of Cardinal Rampolla, the papal
secretary of stato.
Altered in two year, while the tax
aro the same, Tho cost of living for
poor people and the lower middle class
has bean increasing steadily, And meat
has been rising two years past
According to reports from Manila
cholera continues to rage In the pro
vinces. On Sunday, July 27, there were
565 cases and 525 deaths from tho dls
easo reported in the provinces. Since
tho outbreak of tho epidemic there
have been throughout tho archipelago
a total of 21,408 cases of cholera and
16,105 deaths. It Js believed that many
cases were notroported and the total
number of cases is estimated at 8,000
Forty-eight Americans and eighteon
Europeans have died in Manila sinco
tho outbreak.
An excursion train made up of eleven
coaches and carrying 700 people was
wrecked near Cadillac, Mich., on Aug
ust 3. So far as known no one was
killed, but about a dozen persons were
more or less injured.
t is reported from Havana that a
bill is under consideration in both
houses of congress to raise a largo
loan, payable in thirty years, to be
used to assist the sugar cane growers
of the Island. In connection with this
report, a Washington dispatch says:
Tho state department has received the
following cablegram from Minister
Squires, dated Havana, August 4: "The
house has passed bill authorizing loan
$35,000,000; maximum interest 5 per
cent, redeemable in forty years."
The grave-diggers of Chicago are the
latest of the wage earners to go on
strike, and as a result Concordia ceme
tery is closed. The 25 grave diggers
employed at that cemetery are on
strike for higher wages and they have
succeeded in preventing other laboreis
from taking their places.
A Pekln cablegram says: Prince
Ching, president of the foreign office,
has notified the various representa
tives of tho foreign powers here that
agreements have been arrived at with
Sir Ernest Satow, the British minister,
for the restoration of tho Northern
railway to the Chinese. United States
Minister Conger replied to Prince
Ching and congratulated him on th&
fact Tho other powers are demand
ing other small concessions, but it iff
hoped the transfer of tho road will
he soon completed.
A cablegram from Vienna, dated
August 3, says: As an .outcome of
the efforts of the committee appointed
to inquire into tho Gypsy question, it
is announced that tho Hungarian gov
ernment intends to introduce a bill
in parliament with the object of civ
ilizing tho Gypsies by compelling a
certain number of them to live in vil
lages and learn handicrafts, and to
devote themselves to useful trades, or
else enter reformatories.
A Washington dispatch dated August
2 says: General Jacob H. Smith, who
arrived at San Francisco, is not under
orders to report to the adjutant gen
eral. Tho order heretofore published
directed General Smith to proceed to
his home, the usual order in cose of
retired officers.
. The thirteenth annual session of the
trans-Mississippi commercial congross
will be held at St. Paul, Minn., Aug
ust 19 to 22, Inclusive. Twenty-three
states and territories will bo repre
sented at the meeting. Tho president
Whltolaw Reld, special ambassador
of the United States to the corona
tion of King Edward, returned to this
country on August 2.
A cablegram from Venice, under date
of August 3, says: A great window in
the Basilica of tho Dominican church,
St. John and St. Paul, fell in today
as the result of having been shaken
by a clap of thunder. The church it
self, which ranks next in Importance
to St. Mark's, has been declared by
experts to be in danger of collapse.
It contains fine monuments of the most
famous doges, who Ho burled there.
Advices from the City of Mexico un
der date of August 3, says that there
is much popular indignation thero
over the formation of a pool among
the bakers of tho city to raise the price
of bread. The dispatch says; This
trade is In the hands of half a dozen
rich Spaniards, who have signed an
agreement to charge prices mutually
agreed on and not in any way to en
ter into competition, as they have
dono hitherto. The agreement is for
two years. Tho daily papers point out
that this agreement is wholly unjusti
fied, as the price of wheat has -not
. It is stated that the object of King
Victor Emanuel of Italy's visit to the
German emperor Is to propose a re
duction In continental armaments.
This was the purpose of his visit to
the czar of Russia some time ago, and
ho will come to the emperor with Rus
sia's full support. According to In
formation received from an authorita
tive source the sovereigns referred to
believe that the time for European
wars is almost over, as their interests
are so great in other continents that
it is not worth while to fight for a
strip of land here and there in Europe.
Consequently the largo armaments in
tended for European conflicts might
be reduced or transformed for the de
fense of colonial interests, the gain
being devoted to the Improvement of
commerce and industry. Later reports
say that Emperor William is not in
clined to look upon this plan favor
ably, as he considers it impracticable
for his kingdom. "Germany cannot
consent to impair her finest instru
ments of offense, which is the defense
of her existence," he is quoted as say
ing, 4Tbecause other nations aro un
able to equal it. We can stand the ex
pense and besides I consider that the
army returns to the nation all that
it costs, in discipline of character and
wholesome training of the boy."
Augut 4, ays: The proposition mads
by the American TInplate company to
its employes that they accept a re
duction 1m wage of 25 per cent ha
been rejected. The. vote, which ha .
been in progress for several weeks,
was tabulated today. Tho proposi
tion was thoroughly understood by
tho workers, it having been explained"
that in order to secure foreign trade
and a big contract with the Standard
Oil company, amounting" to about 1,
600,000 boxes, the general wage re
duction would not be more than Wa '
per cent, and that the production
would be increased fully 16 per cent,
which would increase the earnings ol
the workers about 12 per cent
A Washington dispatch, dated Aug
ust 4, says: The naval board of con
struction today passed upon the con
tract and advertisement of tho now
16,000-ton battleship Louisiana, -which
is to bo built by contract at tho same
time that a similar ship is to be built
in a navy yard. The bids are to bo
opened on October 1.
Commodore Joseph E. Montgomery,
the confederate naval officer who nearr -.
ly captured General Grant in tho civil
war, died at Chicago, 111., on August
4. He was born in 1817 and took: an .
active part in the naval operations ot '
the civil war, taking a conspicuous
part in the battles of Mobile Bay,
Fort Pillow, New Orleans, and at
Memphis, where ho lost his fleet
A dispatch from Washington, under
date of August 4, says: Ell Torrence.
commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of tho Republic, has appointed
-a committee to organize and press to
a speedy completion tho work of erect
ing in this city a statue of. General
B. F. Stevenson, the founder and first
provisional commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic. The'
committee is aa lollows: Thomas, S.
Hopkins, ex-commlssloner of police;
James Tanner -.and. .John McElroy of
Columbia and Louis1 Wagner "of Penn
sylvania. "v
A Cleveland, O., dispatch of August
4, says: The circuit court today dis
solved the injunction recently issued
by Judge jOaldwell, restraining the city
council from granting public service
franchises, and especially those giv
ing the low fare street railway com
pany he right to use the streets.
Mayor Johnson fought the injunction
suit, and, as a result of his victory
today, the low fare lines will probably
be constructed as soon as possible. 1
A dispatch trom Washington, dated
August 4, says: The navy depart
ment will soon call for bids for a
huge floating dry dock to accommodate
a 16,000-ton battleship, to be built in
the United States and floated to the
Philippines. Whether it will be
towed across tho Pacific or across the
Atlantic through the Suez canal will
depend upon the place of its construe- .
An Associated press dispatch, dated'
August 5, says: Miss Ellen Stone, the
returned missionary, spoke to 5,000
people at the Winona assembly at
Warsaw, Ind., last night. It was her
desire, she said, to earn enough money
by lecturing to pay back her ransom
j money.
Recent reports from London contain
information relative to a discussion in
the house of commons of the army es
timates and the army remounts. It is
the intention of the government to
probe the charges of conspiracy and
fraud made in connection with govern
ment purchases.
A Pittsburgh ,Pju, dispatch, dated
A dispatch from Topeka, Kas., dated
August 5, says that the Santa Fe rail
road had made a concession to the
striking boiler makers at San Bernan
dina and The Needles, Cal., who have
been out since May 28. The men will
reqeive 39 cents an hour.
Ambassador Andrew D. White at
Berlin has handed his resignation to
President Roosevelt. The date set by
the ambassador for this to go into
effect was November 7. Mr. White was
At adf lrafr aterec
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