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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1901)
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Kidnaping Industry Spreads to
MOTHER ABDUCTS MR OWN SON
Ort Clillil from Niiron nod j 1 1 1 llu
City llnllrii l'olltiwiml Dtttctlto
force Aro Scni tiling ''or
An lnillunupolls.Doo 20 li-p;it cti says:
A M'nsutionul kidnaping. lnv Ivlng t It.
family of ex-United Stales Attorney
(Jencrnl Miller, ooounod thisitftornooti
nml led to it hot chase u few minutes
later across the state to overtake the
wife of Samuel I). Miller, son of W. II.
Miller, who was supposed to be Hying
to Now York with lior stolon miii.
Suinuol Millor nml wlfo liavo lived In
Now York for several years, mid lust
summer ho came wost to go Inco his
father's ollloo. Ills wifo stayed In
Now York. Last I'liduy she came
here to iloinmul possession of her
seven-yeur-ohl son. whom .her father
hail brought west with him ami who
was living with him at the house of
the grandfather, W II. Miller.
The husband and wife held a consul
tation, ami .she agreed t tint if the buy
wiih allowed to no sent to her daily she
would not kidnap him.
Tliis afternoon the nurse and hoy
called on Mis. .Miller nt the hotel.
w Later Mrs. Miller said they would go
for a drive, and they stai ted in n elosed
carriage down towards the depot.
The Coriuaii governess, suspecting
foul play, jumped out of the carriage
while It was on a run, run to u tele
phone and uotiilod the father mid
Mrs. Miller iminodiatoly ordered the
carriage ilrivon to Itrightwood, and
when the two Millers arrived at the
union station there was notraee of the
woman mid boy.
Mm. Millor was Helen Kurelior, of
Po-tstown, Pa., mid Samuel Miller
met her nine jours ago at Washing
ton, when his father was United States
attorney general. They vteie married
a j'oar later and the boy is now seven
Last summer Mr. Millor was offered
an omnlng in his father's office and
came west. Mrs. Millor refused to
come and since that time has lived in
Now York. There has been no divorce
and Mr. Miller bus been sending her
SOLD HIRED LIVERY TEAM
Arrrnt and OUjcrurt, Coinrt l Dakota
William Temple, u farm hand em
ployed by County Commissioner L.
Dlnneharil, at Dakota City, Neb.,
went to Jackson and hired u livery rig
from Coroner it. F. Sawyers to canvas
the Immediate territory for u jewelry
concern. After beng gone three days
Mr. Sawders started nn Imiulry and
with Sheritr Sides found that Temple
had been in Sioux City witli the rig,
but from there he could not be traced.
Officers in surrounding towns were
notified and SheritV Sides received word
from Marshal Hoosee, of Otoe, la ,
stating that lj.hud his man in limbo.
KherilT Sides ;jnd Coroner Sawyers
wont on to .y.apleton, la., whore
Temple bad disposed of the rig for S3."),
most of which it is alleged, he lost in
STRUCK BY TRAIN.
Wlfo of Vnllry Comity Fanner llaillj In
jured 'nr Ord.
As Mr. and Mrs liusek wore going
home from Ord, Nat)., Saturday night
they were struck by a Burlington pas
senger train and Mrs llasck was very
badly hurt, though it is thought she
will recover. Her foot was crushed
and buck hurt. The accident occurred
about 0:30 a mile west of Ord, where
the wagon road crosses the llmiingtou
track in it deep cut. It was very dark,
and the wind blow ing strong from the
west, bo it would be impossible to hear
a train n great dihtuuee. The Injured
people were picked up and the train
backed to Ord with them.
Tnl(u to I'l-iiltviitliiry,
A Pluttsmouth, Neb., dispatch says:
Sheriff Wheeler made u trip to the
state penitentiary, taking with him
Charles Sheppard and Harry liicksou.
Sheppurd Is the young colored man
whom Judge Jcsscn sentenced to eight
cen months for stealing a money bag
containing about 8"1 from John Sclilap
pneasso's store. Hickson was convicted
and sentenced to one year for commit
ting a forgery.
Munlrr Follow (Mil Feud.-
At CarlvKy,, on Christmas evening,
Hubert Morris shot and killed Marlon
Henderson, who was advancing on him
with two pistols. Morris escaped. The
tragedy Is the result of a feud between
loading families, and further blood
shed is expected. Ten yearn ago Lem
Morris wounded Cusli Henderson and
a year later Jack Heudemon killed Lem
ChrlitniBi I'reftonta Uurunl.
An express cur attuched to a Minne
apolis Sc St. Louis truin was burned
near Scurles, seven nilleB from New
Ulin, Mich, The car was heavily load
ed with Christmas ..goods and most of.
its contents were- destroyed. The ori
gin of the fire is not known.
Burned to Ileutli.
Robert Lithco's son Henry was
burned to death in it fire that de
stroyed his father's Btoro in Toronto,
Canada. Mr. Lithco's wife was so
budlj injured in jumping to save her
self that her life is despaired of.
TROOPS TO BE HELD.
force In riillliiliu' Ciutiwit he Kciliircd
ul Oii,uTolly In Ho Sn,
As n resilt of u conference between
the secietaryof wurnud Quartermaster
(ieiier.il Lttdltigttm. It has been decided
that no further notion oau bo taken
with regaid to the loturnuf the volun
teers from tlie Plitllpp'uioH until eon
gross si. all mtiko provision for their re
placement The war department is considerably
embarrassed lij' the failure of congress
to make provision tiefoie the recess for
tlie relief of the military situation in
Acting under lepiesontntlous imide
bytionor.il Mae rtlutr the depai tniont
hits concluded that it is absolutely nee
ossary to maintain mi army of tio.uoo
men in the Philippines until tlie cur
rent policy of establishing inuniolpal
governments throughout tlie archipel
ago has be u executed. It is stated at
the department that any reduction of
the milltaiy strength below that figure
under existing conditions may prove
disastrous to the interests of the United
States. No further reduction will bo
made until the war department Is ad
vised fully of the purpose of congress
with regard to army legislation,
When the noees-.ary uiithorlty hns
been given it is the purpose of the de
partment to bring home as rapidly as
possible all the volunteers and regu
lars whose terms of enlistment expire
on the 30th of June licet, but not be
fore it is ossihlc to replace them man
for man with new recruits enlisted
under the terms of the now army bill.
It Is expoeted that congress will act
promptly on the army bill soon after
it reassembles in January, but oven In
that event it is said at tlie war depart
ment it will not be possible to get the
fresh troops to the Philippines inside
of two months. The general home
coming of the tniissof volunteers there
fore will have to bo postponed until
about February I.
CLOSING THE HOLY DOOR
Xofuuln Catholic (Vrmiimiy nt St. Ci-tcrn,
Kiiiiiu I'opo lli Lending Actor.
The pope, December 24, performed
the ceremony of oloslng the holy door
of St. Peter's cathedral with the gor
geous forms usual to great functlonsof
this kind. It was a. magnltlcont spec
tacle. There was a great gathering of
the princes of tlie. church who partici
pated in tho ceicmony which was wit
nessed by enormous crowds, It being
estimated that 80,000 people were pres
ent. The closing of the holy door took place
with the utmost pomp, his holiness de
scending to St. Peter's cathedral at 11
ii. m. and tlie ceremonies lasted until 1
p. in. The pope then returned to his
apartments, apparently not fatigued.
He intoned the Tu Dum in a resonant
voice and throughout gave evidence of
being in excellent health and spirits.
He used the artistic, golden trowel,
subscribed for by the Catholics of the
world in mortaring tho bricks which
he placed, as a tlrst layer, on the
threshold of St. Peter's door. The
whole, pontifical court participated in
FIND BONES OF MARQUETTE
Ketnulnn of Intrepid Kxptorcr Suld to II
A special from Toledo, O., says:
Announcement is made l)j Ann Arbor
railway oflicials that what are sup
posed to bo the remains of leather Mar
quette, the intrepid missionary and ex
plorer, have boon exhumed by work
men near Frankfort, Mich. Only the
skull and principal holies remain, and
experts declare them to bo the remains
of a white man. A streak of rust and
small remains close to the head are be
lieved to have been the father's beads
and cross. The tlnd was made at a
considerable depth whilu digging for a
big summer hotel,
Tho Michigan Historical pociety
claims to possess the proof that Father
Murquettoo was buried at tills point in
the yenr 1075, In the bod of a small
It was In changing the course of a
stream that thu remains were found.
Great interest is being taken in tho
find by Michigan historians. A thor
ough investigation is being made.
THOMAS A. WILLIAMS DEAD
Former Nrlininkan and Woll Known Af
Professor Thomas A. Williams, as
sistant chief of the division of astrolo
gy of the department of ngrioulture
mid a well known authority on botany,
died Doeembir i at his residence at
Takomu, a suburb of Washington, 1),
C, of heart disease. Ho was thirty
five years of age and went to Wash
ington from Weeping Water, Neb.
Professor Williams was widely
known in scientific circles at home and
abroad. Ho was editor of tho Asa
Dray Itulletin, it botanical publication.
He was professor of botany of tho
state agricultural college of South' Da
kota, llu hold a similar position In tho'
Columbian university for three years
' Hading! Man Die In Kaniat.
News was recently received at Hast
ings that Dr. Will Phelps died at Lin
coln, Kas. The body was brought to
Hastings for interment.
Buffalo, N. Y., saloonlsta have had
their counsel draw up a bill for intro
duction at the next session of tho leg
islature providing that saloons in
Huffulo may remain open nil night.
The bill i also provides for elosing of
saloons from midnight Saturday to
Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Indian Agent Myton, of the Uintah
and Ouray agency, reports to the Indi
an bureau at Washington that tho
search of western Colorado by the
stute officials for Indian hunting in tho
state has resulted in a fallurs to tlnd
W. C. T. U. Woman Wrocks
Wichita Whisky Joint.
DESTROYS PICTURES AND MIRRORS
jtrrmti'd for Miillcloii lM ruction of
1'rnporl.r, Hill no Word Suld About
l.driiitlnii of VliNli May I'ro-
rlpllittdi IHk I'IkIiI In Kiiikiih.
A Wlehitii, December M. dlspateli
nays: Mrs. Carrie Nation of Medicine
Lodge, ICiih., president of the W. 0. T.
U. of Harbor county, uiiido a raid on
the Carey hotel saloon and destroyed
property to the value of ?'.'.om. She
was arrested before she ooulil earry out
her throat to serve other saloons In tho
Mm. Nation came to Wichita lust
evening and at ouee made thu rounds
of the saloons ami warned proprietors
that if their joints were open iu the
morning she would destroy tlie tiv
tures. True to her word, at J o'clock
Hhe entered the Carey hotel bar with
an arm full of stones and asked tho
proprietor If bo would comply with her
injunction. Without awaiting his re
ply, she .smashed a large painting val
ued at JJ."iiM), representing Cleopatra
preparing for her bath, ltehlnd the
bar is a mirror twelve by eight feet,
which Is valued at SI, 000. This was
smashed bv the. woman. She also
smashed several other paintings and
about 8200 worth of out glnss. Two
hundred dollars worth of whisky in
bottles was destroyed.
She was formally arrested on charge
of malicious destruction of property
and was taken to the county jail by
the sheritr. The warrant was issued
upon complaint of Malum Hros., whole
sale liquor dealers. Thu following
statement was made bj" Mrs, Nation:
"I wish to give my reasons fordoing
this. I do It in defense of humanity.
Those murder shops mo grinding up
100.000 boj's every year and the women
must protect the boys."
Mrs. Nation is by no moans an igno
rant woman, mid she Is far from de
mented. Her husband Is a lawyer at
Medicine Lodge. Itoforo she left home
she stated that she Intended to raid
every saloon in Kansas and rid the
state of the joints.
"I am determined to rid the state of
tho joints," she said after she was un
der arrest. "We have a law here that
prohibits the sab: of Intoxicants and if
the authorities do uot enforce it I will
do so myself. The same law that pro
hibits the sale also gives every citizen
the right to enforce it, if theofllcorsdo
not do so. I cleaned Kiowa of Its
joints and 1 will do as much for Wich
ita If 1 am given the ehmice."
Mrs. Nation is welt dressed and
about sixty years of ago.
Mrs. Nation was arraigned in court
at Wichita and her case was continued
until January ft. John 0. Woollcy.
late candidate for president of the pro
hibitionists, has been asked to defend
her. A significant feature of the war
runt is the fact that the document doea
not accuse Mrs. Nation of dcstrnj'ing
any liquors, but only specifics tlie mir
ror mid paintings.
Mrs. Nation's action may precipitate
the county Into an anti-liquor war.
Many say the agitation will not rest
with the city and county alone, but
that it will spread thioug'hout the en
tire state. The W. 0. T. U. has taken
an active hand iu the matter and its
members declare they will force the
fight to the end.
A Wichita, Kas.. December 20 ills
paoh si's: Mrs. Carrie Nation lias
agreed to accept bail, which Women's
Christian Temperance union members
are semiring She declares she onlj
accepts her freedom that she muj1 pros
ecute her work of smashing saloons.
She received fifty letters In two days'
FIRE AT MARSHALL FIELD'S
nig Chli-SK" Store luinn((d to the
Amount of H'jft.OOO.
Fire, which nt ouu time threatened
with destruction the retail store of
Marshall' I'iohl .fc Co., at Chicago, III.,
wiih discovered in the white goods and
cloak repairing looms on the third
lloor. A 1-11 alarm was turned in and
by hard work the tiro, was eonUned t
the third and fourth floors and in the
old KJehl building on State street.
The tire uppmontly originated in the
cable shaft of the elevators. General
ManiigarJiclfridge estimated the dam
age at uot to exceed S2.",000, -mostly by
, l'lilUKU of H MtUK.
In a rnnawny accident thico miles
above Ouraj, Col., tho Hoi Mountain
stage was overturned and six passen
gers precipitated over a cliff about sev
enty feci in height. Mrs. H. 8. Hick
ey, a passenger on thu coach, received
dangerous injuries. The driver, John
Dates, suRtined a compound fracture
of the right leg and many bad body
bruises. Other passengers were more
'or left) injured.
Dr. Guttcry Hound Over,
In tho case of the state vs. Dr. J, 1).
Guttcry, of Valparaiso, tho 'prelimi
nary hcaving'of which was held before
Comity Judge Iiarny, defendant was
bound over to the district court under
81,000 bonds. This is a case of alleged
statutory rape, in which Myrtle Em
bree is tho plaintiff. About fifty wit
nesses were examined and the court
room was packed with people thu en
tire daj, the public, curiosity having
been thoroughly aroused by the sensa
UNITED STATES MAKES A BID
llffiTi lli'liliiurk Nil, ',' 10,000 for Woi
llidlilll I'ikii shIiiii.
A Copenhagen dlspateli says: Tho
Putted States minister to Denmark,
Mi. Swenson, has Informed tho Danish
government that the United States
oilers 12,000.000 kroner for the Danish
Antilles mid will uot give nunc.
Tho sum named in the Copenhagen
dispatch as olVorod liy Minister Swen
son, 12.000.0(10 kroner us the price to
ho paid for the Danish Wost Indies, Is
equivalent to about 8l.2IO.ODO. It Is
impossible to learn whether this Is the
maximum price to lie offered.
Purely business reasons would tie
count for tho ollieliil silence on thli
point. It Is gathered that Mr. Swen
son was allowed considerable latitude
iu dealing with the matter, but it ii
intimated that ho has about reached
tlie end of his abilities on tills point.
Of course an acceptance of his prop
osition by the Danish government
would not complete the transaction.
The-transfer uun lie accepted only un
der a fotm of treat j which must bo
accepted Viy the senate of tin United
States. And In addltlo i. owing to the
necessity of providing tlie moiiej' tp be
paid for tho Islands, thu house must
have its say, being called upon to make
the necessary npptoprlutlon.
FOUND HERMIT'S TREASURE
An ICoirnlrlr Oblo Man Who llrtd 870.0110
In Itomln hiiiI l'rnnlon Vourlicrn.
A Sprlugtled.O., dispatch of the 2Sth
says: itovornment bonds iu the sum
of Stft.oOO, with the coupons still at
tached and running buck for thirty
j'oars, wore found in a chest In it hut
occupied by Ypsiluuti Smith, a hermit,
who died a few days ago. He had
lived near Fletcher, Miami county, for
fort j' years and was not known to have
n cent. His mind was deiangod years
ago by the death of his wife Pension
vouchers untouched for years wore
also found amounting to about 8.'., 000.
caughTin a praTrie fire
l'onrfnl 1'itle of ii Fitnilly of Motnm Iu
Oottllcb Stacker and his family,
moving from Stillwater, Oklahoma, to
Itogors Mills county were caught while
asleep in their wagon in n prairie lire.
A seventcon-months-old baby was
roasted to death and a boy will die.
A young lady will lose both limbs
and the mother in not expoeted to live,
IliirKlir Itoiiml Over
Three men who were arrested for
the burglary of Wolfe & Hros. Klgtn
store, ami who gave the iiiuiim of
Myres, aged thirty-two years; Wilson,
forty years, and Llss, twenty-nine
yenrs, pleaded guilty at the present
term of court anil received their sen
tences this morning. They were given
respectfully, six years, six years and
six months, and seven years. When
caught they had the stolen goods In
their possession, together with a flno
supply of guns and skeleton keys.
The two latter bad, by their confes
sion, been convicted and served jail
terms foa petit larceny, and the other
had been arrested as a disorderly.
They will take up their abode in tho
Kunmi A Kid n lit Top.
The ncrccntmrc of nunlls enrolled
to population in New York is 10.01,
while In Pennsylvania it Is 18.70. The
highest percentage of school enroll
ment to population is in Kansas, where
it is 87,87. Iowa makes a good show
ing. The total school enrollment of
Kansas Is ftftl,tv.2, or 20.12 per cent ot
the population, and the percentage of
lenclicrs to pupils is larger than in any
other state, there being 2S,tl'.M teach
ers, against 2S,S23 in Pennsylvania
and 33,003 in New York, to touch ap
proximately twice the number of pu
pils in each eu'-e as in Iowa.
tin Wiih it yotli Kiiiiriiii,
Chester C. Crane, whoso name ap
peared in a late death list received
from General MucArthur, at Manila,
formerly lived in Ottawa, Kas. He
was a member of the Twentieth Kan
sas volunteers and re-enlisted in the
Eleventh cavalry when the Kansas sol
diers returned homo. He was a ser
geant In Company K of the Twentieth
l)uliiiiin l'nprr .Simpi-mln.
The Morning Herald, of Dubuque,
Iowa, the oldest paper In the north
west, hns suspended publication. The
paper was established in I83U. Tho
evening edition will continue to issud
11 ro nt Wutrrloo Iotb.
Fire at Waterloo, Iowa, destroyed
the west side mill of the Union Milling
company, causing a loss to building
and machinery of 8-V),uJ0; insurance,
BRIEF TELEGRAMS. ,
The exchanges of the New York
clearing house December 28 aggre
gated 8304.013,200, a record breaker.
Mjss Marriott (Mrs. Alice. .Edgar),"
the actress, is dead at London. Shu
made an American tour about 1870.
A certificate of incorporation was
filed at Dover, Del., for the Midland
Canal compuny, of Fargo, N. D., cap
In a runaway accident Dr. George W.
I lowland of Flint, Mich,, was killed
and G. II. Qulgley, a prominent busi
ness fnan, fatally injured.
' J. A. It. Elliott of Kansas City de
feated William It. Crosby of O'Fallon,
111., at Washington park, Kansas City,
Mo., in a contest for tho cast iron cham
pionship medal by a score of 00 to 01,
H. A. Seymour of New York filed De
cember 28 n petition in bankruptcy in
dividually and as a member of the
former brokerngo firm of Seymour,
Johnson A, Co., with liabilities of8038,
r.iOi assets 8750,005.
BOERS WIN MAin1
Tho British Post At Helvotia
LORD KITCIirNFR SfNDS BAD NEWS
Mure Orlef I'or llrllous In III l.alrM
Itepnrt- III lll-li Tiilut u Di'i-lili'd-
I) OpIlmUllo Vleit or a
A Loudon, Doe. Ill dlspateli says:
The war olllce. has received the follow
ing dlspateli from Lord Kitchener:
Pretoria, Deo. 30, 7:,'i0 a. m. (loneral
Littleton reports that our post ut. Hel
vetia was oaptuioil yesterday morning
by the liners. About llfty woie killed
mid wounded and two hundred taUun
"Colonel Kitchener loports that ho
Is following with a small force In tbo
ti'iiek of tlie enemy, Helvetia being
ro-oecuplod by Hooves, who has been
rot ii forced from llelfast
"Helvetia was a very strong posi
tion on tho Maehailodiirp-I.yilonlmrg
railway and was hold by n dotiieh
incut of tho Liverpool logimeut. Am
asking for more iufotmatlou,"
While Lord Kitohonor sends bud
news for England on the oloslng day
of the your, the press continues to tube
a surprisingly hopeful view of a grave
situation nml of lovolutinus of mi enor
mously wide Hold of lloor aotlvity.
(iouoriil Dewot is still ut large
Ktmherly is isolated. The Doers
are in fori noiigh to have cup-
tmed a strong position at Hel
vetia, iu the Lyilenburg dlstrlot, while
Judging fiom Lord Kitchener's very
recent nuviees no piogress is being
made against the liner invaders iu
According to further tclogiums re
ceived yostoiduj- .oernsl Is pruelieally
beselged, but has provisions sutllcicut
for five months. The garrison at t
toshoop has boon withdrawn to Lleh
tcnbnrg. ORDERS RIGID QUARANTINE
Kplilrmle of Niinillpni Hi Ton n of X liiiinn.
Dr. Justus O'llage, health commis
sioner of St. Paul, Minn., has issued
stringent quarantine orders against,
the city of inona, where ftOO oases of
smallpox are suld to exist. Ho culled
on the general passenger agents
of the Chicago, Milwaukee ,C St. Paul
snd tlie Chicago, lluillugtou ,V Ojilncy
and instructed thorn that they wore
not to bring pussengors from Vi''nu
to St. Paul. This quarantine order Is
iu accordance with tho warning given
by Dr. O'llage about the tlrst of the
month that unless tin- disease was
more strictly bundled iu Winona he
would declare a quarantine against,
that place. He has uot since been sat
isfied with the measures taken, and
his action December 20 Is tlie result.
A special from Winona suys thut
Dr. liruekon, the slate health otlleor.
visited the oily mid held a con
ference with the council, nt which ho
told them thut unless the present
health olllecrs were removed mid strin
gent regulations established they
would be quarantined against. After
much discussion the council took t In
inlvlee of the health olliccr ami made
the changes suggested.
The disease bus bceli rife all sum
mer, but has been of a very mild type.
With the advent of cold weather, how
ever, it has become, more severe, and
It Is stated that 2,'IS houses are now
under quarantine and the case's num
ber over .'(00. It is believed that, with
the adoption of more stringent m cas
inos Iu Winona the quarantine will
soon be raised.
JAPANESE STEAMER SINKS
Lout With I -J I Men
on lloiird Off Jli-r
A Victoria, Dec. 28 dlspateli says:
The steamer Itio Juan Munis brings
news thut thu Japanese training ship
Tsiiklshluia Mum has been lost with
all hands, numbering 121, near .Minim
tla.u, Japan. She foundered during n
typhoon iu Surog buy, sinking after
striking Setiulwu rocks. Not one of
her company escaped. The steamer
liiuslilma Miidkiuushlmu Mum was
lost on December 8, striking a rook on
Alaska bay. A man was saved by a
passing steamer but thu others wore
To I'iihIi SwvdUli Cniui'nerrA.
The commission for the promotion of
Swedish commerce proposes to estab
lish regular steamer llnustothu United
Htntcs mid South Ainerlcu.-purtleularly
th'e United States, whence import-sure
rup'lilly growing, while Swedish, ox
ports ure unimportant. Sweden, at
present, received American goods chief
ly through London nnd "Antwerp and
they appear in Swedish statistics us
not from the United States. The com-t
mission proposes bountfes to the two'
lines to.the United States und Mouth
America and also sets forth thut bonu
tied lines from Sweden to Uussia are
' " May Jo to Minneapolis,
The convention of tlie Modern Wood
men of America scheduled for the
week of June 3 to 8 at St. Paul, may be
transferred to Minneapolis owlug to a
conflict of dates with tlie National
medical association, also to meet at St.
Paul, lloth expected to use thu audi
torium in that city.
Htorm In KiirIIhIi Cliuunrl.
A dispatch from Dover says tlie gale
has renewed and that thu wind Is
blowing heavily in tho English
CHINA ASKS QUESTIONS
(lets rttliinititm of I'oucri. lint lui'llnnt
In IIiikkIi' our in lull
A IVklu dlspateli of December 30
says: it note was received last even
ing from the Imperial conit. at SI Nan
I'll acknowledging the receipt of the
iloiiuinils of Hie powers. It further
contained live questions, or request
1. Might not the Tittcit forU remain
standing though dismantled?
2. Is It proposed to behead princes
tlie same ns other ollViulors'.'
3. If the ilotiuimlH urn acceded to,
would the allies eeiiso sending "' u
1. What places do tho allies propose
ft. How long tlo they propose to oc
cupy tliein? .
It Is reeogniod by Washington ot..
olnls ns natural for the Chinese gov
ernment to ask for explantitloim of
Important points lit tho agreement
i cached b. the ministers in PeWlii.
Iloneo they are n'ot surprised to hear
that the Chinese court, before blindly
accepting the agreement as binding,
wishes for some definite statement as
to what Chinese cities are to bo occu
pied, how long the oeenpatloii to
continue, whether It Is nil date
condition that, the princess nt to be
beheaded and whether the Tut. i Torta
are to bo razed or whether dismantle
ment will not. sulllce.
It Is believed that China will be wlU
ling tu accept tire terms of the ultima
titui, mid earry them out to the fullest
extent possible iu their power! It I
oonooivublo that. the. Chinese govern
ment may tlnd It absolutely Imposslbltt
t4 behead a prince. The result of tho
ell'ort might be to overthrow the
dynasty, destroy the governinent'ltsell
mid throw the country intd ohnon
"gain. . .
Meanwhile, it begins to aprwaTirom
thoohurnotorof the Cliino.se response
that, there may be more time in semir
ing u Until uceeptunoe of tho agree
ment thiiii was at first expected.
1 1 was not to bo supposed that the
allies. In view of their union upon the
use of the word "Irrevocable" aB ap
plying to the agreement wonld toler
ate iinneoossury delay on the part of
lite Chinese government In acting upon
the agreement, but the inquiries Hindu
appear to bo so reasonable, nt lo.int lit
the eyes of the I'nlted StatcH govern
ment, that there-can soatcely buh valid
objection to their consideration.
M AXING PUSHING CAMPAIGN
Troopa In lliii llllllii.'- .ingrnnlir Alt
A Manila dlspateli of December 2
says: A pushing eampatpu has boom
carried on by thu Fortieth infantry
during December in northern Minda
nao. The town of JcmenU wan cap
tured, ht was also the insurgent
stronghold In the inountuliis further
inland. The eoast town of LanKr.
riu wuscupiiirod ny a iiuiuciunenb or
100 troops, wlto scattered the enemy i
that vicinity, killing ami capturing
several. A portion of thu troops thu
engaged have returned to Cugayan and'
joined In the campaign which Briga
dier fleneral Kobhu Is personally pisjs
ecullng. . '.
Iionorul MitoArthbr's proclamation 1'
resulting In many an osts of alleged ln
.siiriectiouistH In Manila and vicinity, a
few of those taken into custody being
prominent. One prisoner was shot
dead and another wounded in attempt
ing to escape. '
liulliiiui Vinuttry ii lrut lied uf I'ct-,
Aii old cemetery In Starke county lit1
said to he it bod of petrifactions, many
of the bodies burled having tiirneM to
stone. The discovery was made thei
other day, when the work of trans
ferring the bodies to the new ceiM'ii)ry"--was
begun. The first graves opened
wen: those or Henry Polklnghorn and
Adam Pongluse, who died ton years
ago, ami when the workmen under
took to lift the cotlius out of the
graves they wero unable to move them.
UNDER ARREST FOR MURDER
limit At mii A -i ii uttd of lilllliiRT 111 Tritr
Frank .Montague, who suys bis home
is ut 510 Fust Mill street, Oltumwa,
la., Is in jail iu Jcn"crsnnvillc, Intl.,
charged with the murder of William
Oilmoro, also of Ottumwa, whose dead
body was found on the Italtimoru A
Ohio Southwestern tracks. Montague
says Ollmore was killed by three ne
grocs. lie claims he and Oilmore were
porkpucki'rs looking for work.
t'luti'il Up ? Iget uk lirunm.
A Chicago -Door "-'! dispatch says:
All saloons were closed as tight u
drums ut midnight tonight for the tlrst
time slncp.thc present .mayor has held
office. Chicago was glvim, w taste of
tile blue laws, and the uim .sitting an
grand jurors iu the criminal court,
building, through their deliberation
and exposures were charged witli tho
rcsqxiuslhllity for tlie grbatchange.
The orders closing the' saloons ema
nated from Chief of Police Joseph Klp
ley's office. '
Henry' llowictV Kntemcit.
Henvyflloivgato, vf ho'-rtriMO served
thu government ns disbursing officer!
of tlie signal service at Washington,
was released from the penitentiary at .
Albany, N. V., after having served sia
years for forgery and fulsltlcatlon '
Nearby 1,700 cmploye-i at the steal-
mlug plant of the Continental Tobacco,
company, of Louisville, Ky., wen ton
a strike Dec 2s. They want inorcase
wuges and also object to various re-,
btrictlvu rules that have been made byi
a new foreman. I
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