The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 15, 1904, Image 2

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All tho Powcr3 Are Landing
vTroops in Koroa
Jinan lletleve ItnMlit Will Sink Con
tention In One direction Imposing
0ipriHli Condition Instead
fThe Loudon Dally Mnll'.i Yokohama
correspondent says Hint Russia's id ply
4o Japan practically removed nil hope
of peaceful settlement.
Th Dally Mall'n Toklo correspond
ent loarn3 Uiat Rus'ila has made new
ifcmmnds which It will be impossible
or Japan to oiitcrtnlu.
1 The correspondent says Hint nil tho
onwors aro lauding troops In Korea
and that tho llrlttsli bluejackils Innd
wlr at Chemulpo nro oxpected t go to
frkviul immediately.
Gonntnnt telegrams nro pas :g be
tween M. Pavlorf, the Itusislun mlHtcr
to Koroa; llarou tie Rosen, I Rla
aUn mlnlstor to Japim, and iroy
Th attitude of Japan townrd Hie rc
nponto of Iliuvsla In Rt (II nndollncd.
Premier Katmira, tho minister of for
eign affairs, the milliliter of wnr. tho
mlulnlcr or finance and tho nilnlRtcr of
ntU'sU affairs held a council. It wn
V;lded that tho cabinet confer with
the older Ktntosmon before deciding on
a courao of procedure. It Is mnnlft'st
hat the Russian proposals nro unsnt
JalV'lory. It Is believed that Russia
will make conceimloun In ono direction
and Itupoiio now conditions In another.
Tho Japanese, nation Is deeply
it tiered. Public nuntlmcnt favors the
abandonment of negotiations, believing
thorn to bo useless, and urges a resort
to arms.
General Yuan Shal Kal, rommnndcr-in-chlof
of tho Chinese army nntl navy,
wnt Ida foreign ndvl.icr. Charles Don
by, Jr., to Peking to Investigate tho
report1 an to tho prollnblllty of war.
Wr Dcnby has reported that according
to tho lcst opinions ohtalnuhle, based
on diplomatic Information, war cannot
bo avortod.
Major Nathan, nn olllcer of tho tlrlt
iflh army who wa.i Hecond In command
of rallwny transportation In tho Trans
vaal during tho Door war, lias ar
rived at Pelting. He traveled over tho
Silurian railway with tho speclnl vlow
of ascertaining tho possibilities of tho
road, for tho transportation of troops
nntl Rupplloa In tho event of wnr. Ma
jor Nathnu made careful observations
and collected n great amount of data.
I Kit opinion, based on his- observations,
hi tho railroad would break down and
that IJjj administration would And It
self hopeloaly confused within n week
under tho stress of war emergencies.
Will (live Ilryuii ICoyal Welcome
Pinna hnvo boon arranged to give
William Jennings Hrynu n royal wl
conio homo when tho Ccdrlc arrives In
New York. A committee will meet him
down tho bay and escort hi in to tho
hotel Vlctoiia. There a recaption will
1m held to which thousands of invita
tions have been lanucd. Mr. Urynn
will bo naked to shako hands with tho
gjneral public.
Senator McCorren heads tho rom
anltteo in charge. It includes Polico
'Commissioner McAdoo nnd n number
of other gold domocrntB, such ns
Comptroller Orout. Republicans, Tnm
niAtiyltCH, Henry Oeorgo philosophers,
mul prominent nltverllca are upon the
committee, which Is a distinguished
jioa-pnrtlsan one.
The Iteply to Colombia
General Rafael lleyoa, the Colombian
special envoy, lias rocelvcd tho answer
of tho Washington government to hla
nolo charging the United States with
open violation of the ttcaty of 184C.
The answer which was prepared by Sec
retary Hay, though couched in tho
moAt diplomatic terms and expressing
Oio wish of this government to deal Ir with Colombia, is an emphatic
rofusal to rcopon the Panama question.
Prlir to ,the receipt of tho reply,
cnocal Reyes, wroto tho ntato depart
ment requesting that tho correspond
unco bo transmitted to the scnato for
ilx cousldorntton. Pending an answer
to Uila request the correspondence will
not bo made public.
Printing Comlilno nit lUrrt
Tho nupromo court decides In the
cane of Woodruff against Georgo Wel
toa and tho other county commission
ers of Lancn3tor county that in adver
tising for bids for county printing tho
ndvortlsnicnts must be specific in re
gard to books, blanks and stationery.
Tho court holds that unless the statute
in regard to tho advertising is strictly
-compiled with the contract entered into
in void nnd non-effective.
Malt Quit Te of Tolmrro
When students at Ohio Wesleynn unl
vcralty returned from their holiday va
CHtjou thoy were required to sign a
pldgo to abstain from tobacco during
(he term, before they were permitted
( ivftumo work at tho university. Many
uf the students accepted tho condition,
Imt many telegraphed their parents
for -advice.
Ciwiltler Held for Fore cry
Oinhlcr J. 13. Marcell ot the bank of
Highland, ICos., charged with forgery,
haa released on bonds and was re-arrested
on a charge of uttering forged
taper, which, It is cald, will nggrcgato
$W,000. He Is under guard at his homo
to, Highland. Friends ot the accused
tii.i a say Mnrcoll will pay every dollar
too owes. Tho bank's doors were closed.
Fir Drill Hacceuful nt Suit Lake
It took exactly one minute and fifteen
tsecoudv? after an alarm ot flre had been
.Klmi; to'inarch 750 school children out
of t'n'lon lidiool, Salt Lake. Tho school,
ii lhcee-story structure, was partly de
titroyoa about throe ynnra ago. Since
thai time a flre department drill has
lieou part of tho regular exercise, A
fli' wn's discovered in the basement.
The flre drill was Instantly called, nnd
to the Rounds ot music tho hundreds of
rhililren were marchtd from the bulld
im', Iq p:rfCrt order, 'TJuo Arc Ioes was
w muni
Pioneer of Lincoln, unit I'romlncnt la
Civil anil Military Circle
Ocn. Vlntor Vlfqunln, soldier and
statesman, died at his homo, Kloventh
nml i streets, Llnroln, after u long
lllnens. Ho wns sixty-seven years of
age, and n native of Uelglum. Ho re
coiled n military education In Europe,
but early In life ho became a pioneer
of Nobraskn. From tho then unsettled
prairies of this slate he went to tho
east nnd offered- hla services to hla
adopted country. After serving with
distinction, having been twlco pro
moted on the field of battle for meri
torious nnd gallant conduct, and re
ceiving n medal from congress In rec
ognition of his services, ho returned
to bin new homo In Nebraska and was
among the foremost of Uiojo who
helped build up tho commonwealth.
Later In life ho served his country as
consul In Colombia.
(lenernl Vlfquuln had been growing
III grndunlly for more than a year.
For poveral mouths ho haa ben a pa
tient sufferer. His ailment was llrst
supposed to hnvo been a hi caking down
of the nrtcrlal tissues centered nt the
liver. A physlclnn recently gave It
nn his opinion that ho was Buffering
from cancer of the pmincaa.
An Krrnr hi Drurrtlon f.nw
An error lin? been discovered In tho
ncGslon laws nnd In the Wheeler stat
utes, In the section of the statutties ap
plying to wife and child desertion. Rep
resentative Kennedy, the author of the
bill, was In l.luroln and Investigated
tho matter. In the printed statutes an
Indeterminate sentence is provided for
by tho ommlsslon of the word not. Tho
Incorrect version makes the penalty
read: "Moro than six months in the
county jail, or more than ono year in
tho penitent Inty." The correct version
nn contained in tho enrolled bill rends,
"Not more than nix months In the
county Jail, or not moro than one year
In tho penitentiary.' By tho Incorrect
version It would bo poslblc for a JuJge
to Bontencc nn offender to life Impris
onment, but tho courta are required by
law to follow the enrolled nnd en
grossed bill, which Is doposttcd with
tho secretary of state for safe keeping.
Tho now law has been a terror to evil
doom nnd so far not a enso hns been
carried to tho supremo court to test I in
validity, offenders- prefcirlng to com
promise rather thnn give tho court nn
opportunity to Inflict the penalty pro
vided. Ruth Cletftlmiil, Agril in, Die
Ruth Clovclnnd, the eldest child of
ex-President Grover Clevelnnd. died nt
tho Cleveland home very unexpectedly,
tho Immediate cniiFe of death being n
weakening of tho. heart action during
a mild attack of dlphthcrln. Dr. Wick
off, tho attending physician, said that
Miss Clevelnnd hud been ill with a mild
form of diphtheria for four days uud
that thn heart affection was not an
ticipated. Sho was 15 years old.
Wliiili'tmne Sin, 00 1) n Ton
A new recoul price of 510,000 n ton
has been established for whalebone,
suy a Tlmc3 dispatch from Ixindon.
Two nnd one-quarters tons hi ought
thut price In n snln at Dunsdce. The
previous high marl; wan $12,000. Ex
ports say the visible supply Is now only
four tons In ICnglnud and America.
Martini I,it 1)1 lrr Out Men
Fifty-six men liavo been expelled
from San Mlguol county, Colo., by tho
military authorities the publica
tion of the governor's martial law
proclamation. About forty-five of these
men nre quartered at Melrose, nnd in
tend to return to Tollurldo after the
troops arc withdrawn. The senrch for
flre arms and ammunition has bcen
completed and betweon COO and 700
weapons liavo been confiscated.
VUlllfiK "Little All Illfflit"
Governor Tntt of the Philippine Is
lands and his wlfo have bceu granted
an audience- with the emperor nnd em
press of Japan, lunching with them
later. Tho emperor expressed his sat
isfaction at tho friendly relations
which exist between America and Ja
pan. Ho wished tho Americans to un
derstand that Jupan was striving ear
nestly and patloutly to maintain peace.
Kmtz Will He llroiijcht Ilurk
A special to St. I.ouls from City ot
Mexico, Mcx tayn tho department of
foreign relations lina Informed Judgca
Rojatt ot the Guadalajnra district court
that President I)lnz has conceded to tho
United States authorities the extradi
tion of Charles Kratz, wanted in St.
Louis for bribery.
Tlirrntrnert Jewish UprlnliiK
A threatening anti-Semitic demon
stration ocurrcd at Klshlneff, accord
ing to a diHpatch from London, to the
New York American. Many persona
were clubbed, but so far as tho dis
patches lndlcnto. no person was seri
ously injured. The polico suppressed
the disturbance.
Too Von n it for 74vnl Service
The Cobbler brothers of Jackson
county hnvo completed a bridge which
Is far from being tho kind the namo
would indicate.
The Arkansas City man who had lost
a pockctbook and the flndor reached tho
newspaper ofllco to tell about it at tho
samo moment.
Unrrlmnn Elected U. P. Prealrtent
13. II, Hnrrlman was elected presi
dent ot the Union Pacific railway com
pany. Tho resignation of Horace G.
Hurt ns president was accepted, and the
election of Mr. Hnrrlman immediately
followed, after which tho directors ad
journed. redler Have a Free Hand
Pedlcrs representing foreign houses
will not have to pay a license to do
business lu Nebraska, A defoct has
at last been established in the revenue
law passed by tho last session ot tho
legislature and by tho decision ot the
suproine court in tho caso of George
W. Menko against tho state of Ne
braska tho very Inducement for the
licensing of pcdlors to operate iu Ne
braska Is declared to bo In direct op
position to tho constitution of the
United States, it not ot tho state, and
Is Inoperative.
Dunning's Opera House at Kan
sas City, Kan., Burned
Over Twenty Tlioimnnil I'eople of the
Tun KniiH( City' Wntrheit the
lllf I'rHtne Hlrurlure Hum
The old Dunning opera house, a largo
three-story wooden structure built in
1SG7. at tho southeast comer of Fourth
street nnd State avenue, Kansas City,
Knn., around which cluster many mem
ories of old Wyandotte In tho latter
'COs and the '70:i, together with tho old
wooden building adjoining on Fourth
6trect, In which tho first Bplbcopal sor
vlco In tho state of Kansas was held
on Palm Sunday, 1837, by the Rev.
Rodney Nnbh, u missionary, burned to
the ground. An oil stove In Mrs. Mary
King's restaurant In the old building
long since nbaudoncd an n house of
worship, started the flre at a few min
utes nftor C o'clock. Tho total lose
was $12,000 to $15,000.
For an hour nnd a half a crowd or
15,000 to 20,000 persons watched the
historic old buildings burn, while nil
tho flro companies in Kanwis City,
Kan., nnd two companies from Kansas
City, Mo., bent their energies in saving
tho adjoining buildings. The heut from
tho great wooden structures was so In
tense that the sides and roofa of the
bulldlng 200 to 200 feet nway were
scorched nnd smoking, and, though the
water pressure was weak, the good
work of the firemen mm the absence
of a strong wind from any direction
prevented n conflagration.
Mrnilea Kplilemlc In Kinporln
Tho measles epidemic In Emporia
and Lyon county, Kansas, Is causing
alarm. The city teachers' report shows
that thcro aro 202 cases of measles
among tho school children. This Is 12
per cent of all of the children In tho
city schools. Aside from these, a num
ber ot normal students- are absent
with tho measles. The day before tho
normal dismissed for vacation seven
teen students wero taken sick in one
day. Two deaths have resulted from
the epidemic.
In the family of William Bacon,
eight miles northwest ot Kmporla, the
father and six children arc bcdfuHt with
mcasle?. The doctor gave up two of
the Dacon enscs. Every day the county
Bcliools bolng closed because of the
Don't Wunt Joint lu Leavenworth
County Attorney J. II. WcndorfT. of
Leavenworth, Kan,, swore out wnr
rnnts for tho nrrest of William and
Fnnnlo Copeland, charging them with
violating the Kanraa prohibitory law.
The Copelands run a saloon In con
nection with n grocery store In the
southwest part of the city. Relatives
of a rnllrond man named James Ryan
who lost his position becauso of exces
sive drinking, warned tho Copilnnds
verbally nnd In writing not to sell any
moro liquor to Ryan and when no at
tention was- paid to this they demand
ed of the county attorney that he pros
ecute the Copelands. This Is the first
nrrest in nearly ten years of any one
for violating tho Kansas prohibitory
law In Leavenworth.
Nearly ratal Aminult
Two negroes. .Tube Jordon and Clay
Jordon, camo homo to Perry, Kun., on
tho train Intoxicated and raised a dis
turbance, nnd when tho marshal, Henry
James, was going to put them under
arrest. Jubo caught James and held hlra
whllo his brother cut his throat James
then shot tho one holding him, but the
ball hit the collar bone and glanced off.
Jubo and Clay Jordon escaped dur
ing the excitement, but were caught
two miles west of town.
James may recover, for he ducked
his hend nnd kept the razor from reach
ing the Juculnr vein.
All parties hadhnd trouble years ago
and this Is tho first time Clay had been
In town for a long time.
Reekie Anto Driver Humiliated
Two Falls City. Kan., boys hired an
automobile nnd mode a trip through
tho country. Will running their ma
chine they mot a farmer driving a pair
of frisky colts attached to a big wagon.
Ho shouted to them to stop until he
could get by them, but they laughed
nnd came on The colts broke looso
from tho wagon nnd ran away. The
fanner had n loaded shotgun In tho
wiun. nna no grauued It and fired both
barrels nt tho rear wheels of tho auto.
Tho big rubber tires were cut all to
pieces, and tho Falls City boys had to
walk eight miles to town, biro tho
farmer to bring In tho machine and
also pay damages for the ruined wheels.
IIlBh Triced rorm I.nnit
A half section farm, purchased eight
yearn ago for $7,000, was sold for 114,
000 cosh nt Abllcno, Knn. It is east
of town on tho bottom lands and has,
during all tho eight years, paid a big
rent. It was bought by northeastern
Kansas farmers, who are buying many
farms In that county. They pay large
prices and usually cash.
Farmer Will Hun Own Htore
The farmers of tho vicinity of Na
varro, sixteen miles south ot Abilene,
Kan., have united and bought tho gen
eral merchandise store. They haje
formed n co-operative company and
will conduct tho business themselves
after March 1.
Hcare In Wichita Theatre
Electric sparks camo near causing a
possible dangerous flre in tho Crawford
opera house, Wichita, Kan,, which was
crowded during the annual play given
by tho senior class of tho high school.
'A member of tho cast found two wires
on which tho insulation was defective
and touched them together, "to see
tho sparks fly." ho said. A blazo was
started, but was soon extinguished. The
nudlence knew nothing of tho blaze.
Tho mnnaxroment. nnnnnnriui Hint nr.
moro entertainments by students would
.ue pcrmiucu in uio House.
He Uacl Not Taken Oath VTIien Charge
Aculnut Him Wan Slatle (
Judges Van Devanter and Munger, of,
Omaha, in a comprehensive opinion de
livered by the former, held that th
Jury should find for Senator Dletrlcfe
becauso at the time of the commission
of the acts complained of Dietrich wan
not a tenator. The many phases of
tho caso wero discussed serlntum. When
the race at bar was thus summarily dis
posed of, tho other cases against
Charles H. Dietrich and Jacob Fisher,
growing out of the transactions in con
nection with the appointment of the
latter, followed in quick succession to
their irrevocable quietus.
Tho court said: 'One docs not be
come nn officer by vlrtuo of an appoint
ment, or by virtue of an election, either
under the governments ot the respec
tive states, or under tho government of
tho United States. It requires also an
acceptance, an assumption of duties on
tho part of the officer elected or ap
pointed, It Is optional with one who
Is merely elected or appointed to public
office whether ho will accept. It 1b not
usual that such elections or appoint
ments nro declined, but it Is in fact
true that they are at times.
"This defendant, as appears, was tho
governor ot tho state ot Nebraska, at
the time when he was elected a sena
tor. Ono cannot be an ofllcor ot a state
and a member of congress at ono and
tho samo time. Yet he continued for
& time not stated hero to be tho gov
ernor of Nebraska, nnd discharged the
duties of that office. So long as he did
that it was impossible under the con
stitution ot the United States that ho
could bo n member of tho Ecnate. It,
was optional with bim whether ho'
would surronder the office of governor
of Nebraska and accept that of a
senator ot the United States. Ho
chose, so long as ho did remain In tho
ofllco of governor of Nebraska, to b
governor. Ho could have served his
entiro term as governor ot tho state
of Nebraska. Having been duly elected
and inducted into that office, tho elec
tion by the legislature of Nebraska did
not oust him from it, and could not
oust him front it without tho further
action in accepting the ofllco of United
States senator. Had ho remained asi
governor of Nebraska, I tako it from
what was said, his term would have
continued beyond tho time when the
matters hero charged against him oc
curred, and it could not, with any
plausibility, bo said that during that
time ho was a senator in congress as
well as governor of Nebraska."
Called tn Meet on January
Chairman Harry C. Lindsay has is
sued noticed ot a meeting ot the repub
lican state central committee, January
20, at 2 p. m. Tho object of the moot
ing Is to have tho commlttoe express
Its opinion regarding tho date of two
conventions to bo held this year. Ono
of these meetings will bo unusually
early, if tho opinion of some ot tho
committeemen prevails. The recent
executlvo commltteo meeting was called
for the purpose of throwing light on
this question, but the best it could do
was to recommend that tho chairman
call a meeting on or before January
15, to discuss it. When the committee
getB together it will bo definitely de
cided whether one of two conventions
shall be held.
Union Depot Not Up to Contract
Tho representatives of the Union Pa
cific and Northwestern railroads who
inspected the union station at Fre
mont, found oomo details of the In
terior finishing which wero sllghUy at
varlauco with tho contract specifica
tions. They have reported to tho Union
Pacific chief engineer's ofllco at Omaha
to that effect. A conference was held
and if a settlement is reached aa to
what the contractors should allow for
the faulty features, there may be no
delay in opening the depot. Otherwise
It is possible tho roads will insist that
tho terms of tho contract bo fully com
piled with before they accept the struc
ture and begin using It.
Oliloan Favor Olney
At a Jackson day banquet at Cleve
land, Ohio, John H. Clarke, the demo
cratic nomlneo for United States sena
tor in tho last Ohio campaign, spoke to
tho toast "Democracy." Regarding a
presidential candidate for the demo
cratic party, Mr. Clarke strongly urged
the nomination ot Richard Olney of
Massachusetts ns the man whom all
democrats can support and one who
will bring victory Burer than any other
Too Much Hunting for Safety
County Attorney Eckstein and the
AnH.lTnrsn Tli Ipf nssnr.ln.tIon. -which
has 1,000 members near Wichita, Kan.,
nave oegun a war against ouuuny uum
Ing in tho country by city nlmrods.
Already one arrost has been made and
others will follow. Tho farmors com
plain that their premises are invaded
without permission and that their stock
la frightened by reckless hunters.
Hard Up for Policemen
Due to the Inability to sccuro a suf
ficient number of citizens to Bervo as
special officers during the street rail
way strike, Mayor Morrison, of Bloom
lngton, 111., served notice upon ovory
member of tho board of aldermen,
numbering fourteen, that they would
be required to serve as polico officers
It there Is any more disorder. The
sheriff has been forced to call in his
country deputies to servo owing to the
Impossibility of securing the required
number from local citizens.
Neosho county is to buy trained
bloodhounds to track horse thieves.
Can Teach Under Reqnlrement
Since the recent announcement of a
scarcity of teachers in Ileatrlce, Nob.,
tho board of education has received ap
plications without limit. All positions,
however, have been filled and those
applications which have como In have
boon "placed on file." Among letters
received from persons in other states
is one from a young woman in Illinois
who assures the members of tho board
that she can be depended upon, If ap
pointed, not to create n vacancy In tho
teaching force by marryiug berore tho
expiration ot the time named In tho
Germany to be Neutral Between
Russia and Japan.
At the game Time Hhe I tiling Every
Available Mean to Ilonch Pence
by Cnrdful Diplomacy
It Is learned by the Associated presB
on the highest uutlioiity that it has
been decided In he event of war be
tween Russia and Japan that Germany
will maintain n strict neutrality and
that other members of tho drelbund
will observe a similar attitude.
The importance of this decision,
which the Associated preen understands
will almost Immediately bo announced
In some- official manner in Derlln, can
not bo easily overestimated. It will in
a measure ensure that hostilities will
bo confined to the two powers con
corned nnd It will bo certain to give a
great stimulus to the efforts which
Franco and Great Britain nre mnklng
in St. Petersburg and Toklo, respec
tively, In favor of pence.
Tho most rellnble news received nt
St. Petersburg Is that tho mass ot Rus
sian troops In tho far east are con
centrated at VlndlfORtock, or on the
northern frontier of Korea.
A traveler who has lately returned
from the far cast estimates that be
tween 100,000 nnd 200,000 soldiers wero
In tho vicinity of Vladlvostock. He
surmised that the Russians will occupy
northern Korea, bub thought that the
posslblo collsion was not lmmlnont for
a month or moro when taking Into
consideration the difficulties of march
ing. Russia does not propose to discuss
the negotiations now in progress. But
it should bo realized she is availing
herself of every rcnronablo means to
reach an agreement by diplomacy.
It will bo nn Interesting bit of In
formation to the Russian government
to know tho primary object of the To
klo negotiations so far ns Japan is
concerned is tho protection of Amer
ican and English Interests in the far
east. Russia had supposed that Japan
was Influenced by less unselfish mo
He I Prepared to Show That HI Pane
cator are Ignorant of Fact
The response of Senator Reed Smoot
of Utah to the charges made against
him was presented to the senate com
mittee on privileges and elections by
Senator Burrows, chairman of that
committee. The document was in
printed form, and tho members of the
commltteo did not go through the for
mality or reading It during the session.
It was agreed that at the regular meet
ing of tho committee to be held next
week tho attorneys for Mr. Smoot
and for the petitioners should bo heard.
John G. Carlisle of New York, for
merly secretary of the treasury, and
R. W. Taylor, formerly a representa
tive in congress, from Ohio, will ap
pear for the prosecution, while Mr.
Smoot will be represented by Messrs.
A. S. Worthington. ot Washington, D.
C; Waldcman Vnn Cott. of Utah, and
W. n. Bosah, of Idaho. The attorneys
will be heard as to tho merits of tho
ease as already presented. Thoy will
bo examined to show precedents and
authorities and after they shall have
mado their presentation the commit
tee will decide what to do further In
the matter by calling witnesses or dls
poso of it on tho showing which will
then nave- been made.
Colombian Troop Located
A dispatch to tho navy department
from Rear Admiral Coughlnn, com
manding the American naval forces on
the Atlantic sldo of tho Isthmus of
Panama, says that a sailing vessel
which has Just arrived at Colon re
ports the arrival of throe hundred Co
kmiblan troops at St. Andrews Island.
This lslnnd Is off tho coast of Nica
ragua, but Is a dependency ot Colom
bia. Admiral Coughlnn says this informa
tion confirms that which ho had pre
viously in regard to tho report of tho
landing of these troops. It is believed
that tho troops aro thoso which left
tho mouth of the Atrato river somo
time ago bound for the north. It is
believed they went to St. Andrews
island to put down n secession move
ment which It was announced had as
sumed some sbapo there.
Government Will Make Fnrra Loan
The last session of tho second bien
nial legislature of Porto Rico wi.ll ha
opened. Governor Hunt's message will
be read and It Is anxiously awaited, as
It is expected to indicate President
Roosevelt's policy in tho Island.
uno uetter class has assured the
house of representatives that it will
support tho measure for a loan or five
million dollars to the farmers. The
Americans In tho council aro opposing
tho mensuro on tho grounds of econ
omy nnd tho house thrcatons retalia
tion by killing all the American meas
ures, Including tho general appropria
tion. The biggest convention of coffee
planters ever held In tho island was
held at San Juan. Nineteen towns
wero represented in tho convention.
The bankers of tho Island aro back
ing the movement to raise a fund of
forty thousand dollars for pushing the
interests of coffee culture In tho isl
and. nig Haclng Stake at Kannat City
The stakes for the Inaugural meet
of tho Kansas City Jockey club which
will begin April 30 are announced. For
tho nineteen days of racing there aro
ten stakes with a total valuation ot
520,300. Tho cntrlcB for all stakes will
end March 1, Tho principal stakes
Kansas City derby, for thrco-yenr-olda,
$5,000, one and one-quarter miles.
Elmbrldge handicap, for three-year-olds
and upwards, $3,G00, one and out
eighth miles.
Judge William 0lln Prove HI Delr
to Do Illglit by Slate
Tho $2,500 paid Into tho Btate treas
ury in settlement of the state claim jm
$ 10,600 which was lost by tho failure
of the First National bank of Alma
during J. S. Bartley's administration,,
wns presented to tho state by Judge
Willlnm Gnslln of Kenrnoy. Tho stato f
board ot compromise found that ho was
the only bondsman of tho stato depos
itory bank who was willing or nble to
pay anything. The others are said to
Lo cither Judgment proof or have taken
advantage of the bankruptcy law.
Whllo the- total loss of tho state is
large compared to the amount received
in settlement, some members of the
board ot compromise feel as ir It has
own rather hard upon the one man ,
who offered to pay what ho could of a
bis share of the loss. Judge Gaslln
seivcd many years upon the district
bench in western Nebraska. In his
early youth ho was a schoolmate of
Justice Melville B. Fuller of tho United
States supreme court. He has rendered
distinguished service on tho bench,
nnd Is now practicing law.
Hteamer Clallan Ooe to TJottotn or 8ea
nn Pacific Coast
The steamer Clallan, ot the Seattle- 4
Victoria fleet, went down midway be-
twecn Smith Island and Dungencss. In
tho Straits ot Juan do Fuca. Firty
two persons were drowned.
Every woman and child aboard the
Clallan i.erlshed. Within three miles
f shore nnd at a timo when it ap
peared certain the Clallan had been
saved, a desperate effort was made to
savo the women and children In the
lifeboats. They wero placed In the
first boat to leave tho ship, which Cap
tain Lawrence, a Yukon pilot, volun
teered to command, and which was
manned by deck hands. The frail craft
went down within sight of the Clallan,
and a second life-boat filled with male '
passcngi rs and In command of Second
Officer Currin, wa3 probably lost a few
minutes Iater.t Aboard the Clallan
watchers saw wave3 sweep passengers
from their hold on the seats and hurl
them Into tho waters.
Mountain Hllrzard at 6nlt T.ake
The phenomenon ot a mld-wlnter
thunderstorm accompanied by heavy
snow wns experienced In Salt Iako
City. Vivid flashes of lightning were
accompanied by heavy thunder, con
tinuing for nearly an hour. A gale
which camo with the thunderstorm
reached a velocity of over thirty miles
an hour at times nnd was accompanied
by heavy snow and hall which was -driven
lu blinding sheets, making it
almost imposslblo to remain out of
Telegraph service throughout that
section Is prostrated by the storm
which raged with bli7.?ard-llke vio
lence throughout Nevada and Utah.
Heavy snow is reported from a number
of places, but the temperature remains
American and (lorniun All Itlght
No excitement has been aroused In
official circles In Washington by tho
nttacks of the press in
Germany regarding tho statue of Fred
crick the Great. It is again pointed J
out thnt until the work of construc
tion at the war college has progressed
further It will bo not only inexpedient
but dangerous for tho statue to be
erected there. It Is to be located near
the main building and the contractors
will not be responsible for Its safety
whllo building Is going on. There is
a thorough understanding between the
Washington and Berlin governments
on tho subject and tho officials em
phatically refuse to be led into explana
tion ot acts which they declare are
known to Emperor William and all
Germans who have taken the trouble
to institute an intelligent inquiry.
Mr, Mayhrlck to be Iteleaied
Referring to the statement published
In the United States that final arrange
ments were made yesterday at a con
ference between Ambassador Choatc
and the homo ofllce officials at Lon
don for tho release in April ot Mrs.
Florence Mayhrlck, tho American
woman under sentenco of llfo Impris
onment on the chargo of poisoning
bor husband, It Is pointed out thnt
tho status of the case is Just as cabled
to the Associated press March 23, 1903,
when it was announced on tho author
ity of the home ofllco th' she would
bo released In 1904. The exact date
ct her release Is not yet fixed. Baroness
de Roques says that her daughtor, Mrs.
Mayhrlck, Is decidedly In belter health
und gaining strength now that she has
tho certainty ot being released.
Hnlf n Million for Mnnunver
A statement prepared at tho war de
partment t-hows that the recent ma.
neuvers of the regular army and stat
militia at Fort Riley. Kansas, and
West Point, Ky.. cost the general gov
ernment about five hundred thousand
dollars. This amount Includes actual
('.Isburscmonts for transportation and
other Items of expense in connection w
with tho militia organizations which w
participated in the maneuvers. Tho
expense attached to tho participation
ct the regular troops in the maneuvers
was only for such extra service as
transportation and docs not include cx
rense of subsistence, which would have
been tho same at the regular station ot
tho troops.
It makes a woman feel very Immod
est to think what her weight is with
out any clothes on.
MlMonrl Truck raw No Good
In an opinion handed down by divi
sion No, 2 ot the supremo court, thn
"Missouri truck store law" Is declared
to be unconstitutional. This law pro
hibits corporations from issuing trade
checks to employes, The case came
from Rlploy county, where tho Mis
souri Tlo and Timber company was
convicted of violating tho law. The
attorney general filed a motion to
transfer the case to the supreme court
on banc, which was sustained nnd It
vlll be heard next week,
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