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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 12, 1904)
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Condensed News of the Week
An Associated Press disnatcn under nnin nf
Paris, August 2, says: "The condition of Former
Premier Waldeck Rousseau causes serious anxiety.
It is feared that the operation for stomach trouble
of four months back has not resulted In a per
manent cure." i
The democratic1 state convention 6f "Washing
ton met at Bllllngham, August 3, and nominated
a state ticket. Ex-Senator Gdorge Turner was
nominated for governor.
French reports deny' the rumor circulated to
the effect that France and Venezuela are not on
Secretary of War Taft'is In receipt of a com
munication from Attorney General Edward C.
Crow of .Missouri in -which the latter asks that
the gdvernment confiscate the bridge owned by the
St. Louis Terminal association. The attorney gen
eral asserts that this qompany ig a monopoly, and
has violated the terms Under which its charter
was granted. ' , , 4
Judge McKoon.of New -York, Tvhose disappear
ance a few weeks since caused his friends consid
erable anxiety, has 'been located in California.
The condition of dc-Senator George G. Vest,
who it was feared dould die at 'any moment a
week ago, is slightly improved, and he is now able
to take light nourishment.
The fourth convention of the American Cath
olic societies, whose, membership now numbers 1,
500,000, is in session 'atDetroit, Mich. The pope
sent his apostolic .blessing at the opening session.
An Associated Press cablegram from Constan
tinople, TUrkey, 4-UU9t 3, says: ''The porte has
"warned the embassies and the legations to In
struct their consuls in Macedonia not to leave
the towns' without escorts as the Macedonian
revolutionary committees in Bulgaria are planning
to kidnap or murder a consul 'with the view of
enlisting foreign intervention.
The democratic state convention for the state
of Michigan met at Grand Rapids, August 3, and
nominated Woodbridgo N. Ferris pf Big Rapids .
The democratic state convention for the state
of Texas was held at Houston on August 3. Gov
ernor Lanham was unanimously nominated for
governor. An Associated Press report of the pro
ceedings says: "The platform indorses the reso
lutions of the St. Louis national convention and
strongly commends the candidacy of Judge Parker
and former Senatbr Davis. It opposes boycotting
in any form and the interference with free labor.
Asset currency is denounced. The state is asked
to purchase the site of the historic Alamo.
An Associated' Press dispatch under date of
Chicago, 111., August 3, says: "An invitation was
forwarded today by western democratic leaders to
ex-President Grover Cleveland to take the stump
for Judge Parker in Illinois in the coming presi
dential campaign. It is understood that Mr. Cleve
land will take the matter under consideration in
conference with Judge Parker at an early date."
horribly burned by the upsetting of a ladle con
taining 2,000 pounds of molten iron.
C. H. Jennings, a sailor on the U. S. S. De
troit, was refused admittance to a restaurant in
Boston a few days ago, because ho was dressed in
his uniform. Jennings returned to his ship and
his captain gave him extended shore leave to
have the matter cleared Up. Jennings engaged a
lawyer And after a conference with the chairman
of the police board and hitf attorney, an order
was issued that all licensed restaurant kecpors
- must servef uniformed men the same as any others,
provided they were sober1 fend orderly.
Four Cherokee chiefs have been received by
President Diaz of Mexico. He promised to help
them In their plans fov establishing four Chero
kee colonies on the northern frontier. They say
their lands In Indian Territory have been allotted
for settldment and they desire to removo to tills
country kand hold large tracts of land for their
The bddy of F. Kent Loomis, wno rs supposed
to have lost his life from the steamer Kaiser W 11
helm II oil the English coast on June 10, arrived
at New York on the American line steamer St.
Paul, from "Southampton and Cherbourg, and was
shipped to' Parkersburg, "W. Va., for buiial.
With a report that could be heard a mile,
several thousand railroad torpedoes in the yards
of the Versailles Railway Signal company's plant
at Versailles, Pa., exploded yesterday. Three
buildings were demolished, three employes seri
ously injured and every window in the vicinity
A dispatch to the London Daily Express from
Burssels, which', however, is not confirmed from
any other source, reports that thirty-two persons
were - killed near A'rion by an explosion which
afterwards set lire to Several miles of cornfields.
It is said that President Louoet of France was
the'only head of a European government Who sent
a message of condolence" to the family of Paul
Kruger, the ex-president of the Transvaal.
Mrs. Florence Maybrick, who was recently
released from prison by the British government,
and who is now in France, has been obliged to
abandon her plans for her American trip, owing
to nervous prostration. Mrs. Maybrick has been
the recipient of telegrams of congratulation which
have been greatly appreciated.
Miss Bessie J-.yndalI, a Pennsylvania girl;
while walking with her mother on the street, was
suddenly stricken blind. She is in good health in
every oiber way and the doctors can give no
explanation of her sudden affliction.
Mrs. James McKenna, living three miles from
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., saved a fast train from being
wrecked by an immense tree which had fallen on
the track. The woman knew that the engineer
could not see the tree until a curve had been
rounded and that it would then be too late, so
she seized a red tablecloth and rushed up the track
m time to call his attention.
An Associated Press dispatch under date of
"Wellsville, Mo., August 3, says: vr. B. Garber
was nominated tonight by the republicans of the
Ninth congressional district to oppose Congress
man Champ Clark."
Governor Vardamann has issued a statement
in which he denies' that he ever reflected on the
name of President Roosevelt's mother,, as was
In the course of a speech delivered. before the
convention of the American Federation of Catholic
societies, Rev. T, ,J, Campbell said: ."Socialism
not only inculpates Individual and domestic an
archy, but it professedly alms at theT.r,uin of all
Samuel Horner,., David Lopar andt two other
workmen in a foundry at Bridgton, jN. J. were
Miss Mary E. Pretty, a young lady In the
employ of the patent ofllce at Washington, holds
th 2 7orld's record for rapid typewriting, having
recently written 22,000 words in 7 hours.
- The government at Washington has approved
plans for a water supply and sewerage system for
Manila, P. I., which is to cost $2,000,000. Steps
will be taken for the letting of the contracts and
an Issue of bonds to meet the cost has been
A departure from the usual instances of high
way robbery happened at Willow Grove, Pa., a
pleasure resort, when an automobile party of four
persons were held up and about $10,000 in money
and jewelry taken from them. The robber disabled
the automobile so that the victims were compelled
-to. walk two miles to a toll gate.
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Governor Carter of the Hawaiian Islands, in
, an interview, a few days ago, made the following
interesting statements: "The annexation of the
islands; to the United States has not been'a. com
mercial" success, bo fara the islands are-'concerned?
-"Since we have been 'United States 'terri
tory we have not made progrcs. One reason foi
this Is becauso the laws by which we are gov
erned aro not suited to the country. For Instance,
we have to obey the United Statos land laws and
can not rent government land for a period of
more than flvo years at a time. As it takes from
two to four years to rniso a crop In our climate,
wo can not find anybody that will ront land for
such a short period as ilvo years. Thus wc arc
depriyed of a big incoino from government lands.
Sinco wo have been annexed congress has never
dredgod our harbor. It is filling up anu tnus pre
vents the landing of tho largest vessels. As a
result of this our traffic is falling off. Wo have
dredged the harbor at our owri oxpense since we
have been annexed, but unless it Is dredgod again
we will lose much of our traffic. Annexation kas
cut off all our Internal rcYonuo. On tho other
hand, from Unclo Sam's point of vlow, annexation
has been a decided success. Over $4,230,000 has
been-paid into the United States treasury from
the Islands. The whole cost of annexation was
: Sir George Richard Dibbs, former premier of
"New South Wales, is dead. lie was 'born in 1331.
John Martin, president of the North Shore
railroad, resigned at n meeting of tho directors,
and Arthur W. Foster was elected as his succes
sor. This is understood to Indicate that tho con
solidation of the North Shoro and the Caliiornla
Northwestern roads have commenced.
Judge M. L. F. Smyser of Woostor, Pa., was
nominated for congress by republicans ot the
, Seventeenth ditsrict.
Dr. Orlando Brown, formerly a brigadier gen
eral in tho United States arrny, Is dead,- aged 77
The Mexican government will soW pay to the
Kansas City, Mexican & Orient railway the um
of $700,000 subsidy, due on the first 100 kilometers
' of line constructed" from Topolqrampo to El
Secretary Morton has issued a special order to
the navy commendatory of tho services to the
country of the late Rear Admiral Henry C. Tajlor.
Owing to a report that the packers had with
drawn their deposits from the Drovers' Trust and
Savings bank of Chicago, 111., dopositors of tho
Institution made a run on the bank, but the bank
was able to meet the deposits of every one of
them, the last man having been paid off two hours
before tho bank closed for the night. The bank
is undoubtedly solvent, having a $400,000 reserve
in. the First National bank of Chicago which has
not been touched.
Judge Alton B. Parker, the democratic nom
inee for the presidency, has filed with the secretary
of state, of the state of New York, a document
containing the following statement: "Hon. John
F. O'Brien, Secretary of State Sir: I hereby re
spectfully resign my office as chief Judge of the
court of appeals of the state of New York, such
resignation to take effect immediately. Alton B.
Parker, Rosemount, Esopus,-N. Y., August 5, 1304."
The strike situation during the past week re
mained unchanged. The packers contend that
tho strike is "settled," as their new hands, of
whom they claim to have large numbers, are be
coming very proficient in their worx and have
practically succeeded the strikers. The strikers,
however, deny this statement, insisting that tho
packers aro losing money on every animal' they
kill as they have only enough men to do the work
in one department, after which they shift to
the other departments in the houses. Although
nearly 50,000 men are participating in this strike
It Is a strange fact that very few instances of.
disturbances among the strikers have been re
. ported, president Donnelly seems pleased with
the prospects at this time.
An Associated Press dispatch under date of
' Calumet, Mich., Aug. 5, says: "Lewis Francisco
r' was killed and three other miners were seriously
' injured by the cage in avshaft of the Hccla-today.
The hydraulic brakes tailed' work and " the ;aur
dropped 800 feet." " y
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