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brought to Buffalo. In searching them
papers wero found which may lead to
important arrests. The federal offi
cers here have been notified that a
large number of Chinese have recently
entered the country illegally in the
vicinity of Buffalo. It is reported that
thirty-two recently crossed the lower
end of Lake Erie from Canada to this
state and succeeded in reaching New
It was reported from London on
September 18 that the United States'
initiative in protesting to the countries
which are parties to the treaty of Ber
lin of 1878, against the treatment of
Jews in Itoumanla meets with ap
proval there. It is hoped that this ac
tion on the part of this government
will lead to a check being placed on
the wholesale exportation of undesir
able persons from Eastern Europe to
Great Britain and America.
General Bragg at Havana has cabled 1
the state department confirmation of
the press reports of an accident to the
big floating steel dry dock there,
which was recently purchased by the
United States from Spain. Ho says
that the dock broke near the center
while the end sections wero being suspended.
A Washington dispatch of Septem
ber 18 says: United States Consul
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preme court of the United States, De
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from Los Angeles, Cal., that the Na
vajo tribe of Indians in Arizona, num
bering 20,000 men, women and chil
dren, is rapidly approaching tho star
vation period and unless speedy and
substantial aid is rendered by the gov
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fearful distress and great loss of life
will result. Continued drouth and
the barrenness of their country has,
he says, brought the Wavajos to their
'It was reported from Panama, Co
lombia, on September 17, that Com
mander Porter of the United States
cruiser Ranger had decided to placo
guards on the trains running across
the isthmus. This step was to be talc
en in addition to the marines landed
at Colon from the cruiser Cincinnati.
Colombia has been informed that this
act could not be considered as an act
of hostility to the government, but
that it was taken under the necessity
of assuring uninterrupted tralllc over
A Des Moines, la., dispatch of Sep
tember 17 says: Attorney General C.
W. Mullan, in an opinion filed with
Governor Cummins today, holds that
the acts of the new Iowa corporation,
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Railroad company, in connection with
the Rock Island reorganization, is not
outside the powers conferred by statute
nor contrary to public policy in the le
gal sense of the term.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
London Daily Mail cabled to his paper
on September 15 that Cheng-Tu-Fu,
capital of the province of Sze-Chuen,
is surrounded by 50,000 Boxers, but
that their attempts to take the city
have so far failed. "A prominent Chi
nese merchant tells me," continues the
Daily Mail correspondent, "that if
Chen-Tu-Fu is taken a rising in the
province is inevitable. To further com
plicate matters the feud between Cath
olic and Protestant converts is worse
now than at any previous stage and
magisterial injunction in various mat
ters has been unwarrantably inter
fered with by priests and missionaries."
It is announced from Guthrie, O. T.,
that Pleasant Porter, governor of the
Creek Indian nation, has called a meet
ing of the governors of the Ave civil
ized tribes to be held at South McAlis
ter on September 26, for the purpose of
formulating a general plan for bring
ing Indian Territory into statehood at
the expiration of the tribal govern
ment in 3906. Governor Porter says
me Indians are opposed to statehood
A cablegram from Amsterdam of
September 14 says: Mr. Reitz, former
ly state secretary of tho Transvaal,
will sail September 15 for Now York,
to givo a series of lectures both on bo
half of his own finances and for tho
benefit of tho Boers.
The United States senato commis
sion, appointed to investigate and re
port upon Hawaiian affairs generally,
reacho'd Honolulu on September 15 and
began dally sessions. The commission
consists of Senators Mitchell of. Ore
gon, Foster of "Washington, and Bur
ton of Kansas.
Disastrous forest fires are again re
ported from Wyoming where it is said
that at least eighteen serious fires are
raging and much fine pine timber in
tho state has already been destroyod.
The secretary of the interior has been
appealed to for aid.
A Rome cablegram, datejl September
15, says: The Vatican has definitely
decided to send tho Most Rev. Diomedo
Falconio to Washington as papal dole
gate in the United States. Mgr. Fal
conio Is now apostolic delegate to the
Dominion of Canada.
The ravages of cholera still continue
in cities in China, and a recent report
says that some foreigners have been
murdered by the Chinose, who arc
said to hold them responsible for tho
scourge of cholera that is sweeping
over the land.
A dispatch from Butte, Mont, dated
September 16, says: A special to tho
Miner from Livingston says: Lato to
day the strike of the machinists lv
the shops of the Northern Pacific rail
way was declared off, and the men,
with the exception of eight, have re
turned to work. The eight have re
fused to accept the decision of Vice
President Wilson of the international
machinists' union, who declared the
machinists were in error in walking
out. About 200 men were involved.
The shops of the Northern Pacific at
this point are the largest in the state
and were completely tied up.
A New York dispatch of September
46 says: Fully ?l ,000,000 of tho gold
obtained by the National City bank
from South African sources leave Lon
don Monday for this port, per steam
ship Majestic. The balance will fol
low snortly. Officials of the bank de
cline to make any explanation of the
mechanism by which this gold was di
verted from its original destination,
except to say that the transaction is
without special feature. Intimations
from an authoritative quarter indi
cate that the South African consign
ment will amount to more than $2,-500,000.
The tax mandamus case which has
been before the Nebraska supreme
court and which was brought for the
purpose of compelling the state board
of equalization to raise the assess
TriAnt nf railroad nroperty in the state
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On September 17 it was reported
from Topeka, Kas., that nearly all tho
nominations on the allied people'3
party ticket made by the initiative and
j referendum are now in, but not all
those chosen have signified their will
ingness to serve if elected. Follow
ing are the nominations: For gov
ernor, J. H. Lathrop; congress-at-large,
Rev. C. M. Sheldon; superinten
dent of public instruction, B. B. Rice,
Norton; justices of supreme court, H.
D. Shinn, Ottawa; John Madden, Em
poria; Frank Doster, J.Y. Robbins,
Topeka; W. H, Wakefield, Mound
I City. .
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VOTES is omnipotent. Bee paragraph ou
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