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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1904)
Red Cloud Chief.
Fender nan six resident physicians,
nod etUl the town la reported U b
The Ltindgren farm, near Maple
creek In Dodge county, ban Just been
sold for $92 an acre.
The Harford A Waltermlne Furni
ture oosapany of Aabland baa Incor
porated with a capital atock of 15,000.
George Peterson, for many years a
resident of the Holmetvllle vicinity.
was adjudged insane and ordered taken
to the aaylam.
The Butler Dry Goods company of
Ashland has filed articles of Incorpora
tion with the secretary of state. The
capital stock Is 15,000.
The Bank of Bonson, with a paid p
capital of $10,000, has been Incorpor
ated and granted a charter by the
state banking board.
J. L. Bvoboda has resigned as pout
master .at Howells and will be suc
ceeded ny Thomas Walker. Mr. Bvo
boda will go Into the banking business
lit Able, Butler county.
Nebraska has a special exhibit of
popcorn In the palare of agriculture at
the world's fair. Nebraska Btands at
the head of the states in the yield of
popcorn. All of last year's crop has
been bought by a world'H fair conces
sion. George Bugboe, aged ninety years,
died at the home of bis daughter, Mrs.
M. U Arnold. 412 South Seventh stroct,
Beatrice. Death waa due to old age.
Mr. Bugbeo had been a resident of Bea
trice for five years, coming from Con
necticut. Tom Saffel has grown the champion
sunflower head of the neighborhood ol
Tllden. Tho center of the flower 1b a
compact mass of Beads the petals ha v.
Ing all shed measures thirteen lnchee
in diameter and weighs four pound!
O. M, Wade of Blaine township, An
telope county, recently threshed the
fall wheat from a twonty-acro lot and
received an average of thirty-two
bushels of first quality wheat to the
acre, or 1,280 bushels from tho forty
acres. Figured at 80 cents per bushel,
this makes tho tidy sum of $1,024
from forty acroB of Antelope county'
' The Hastings Independent Telephone
company Is making preparations to
erect a $10,000 brick building. It Is
understood that a alto has bocn se
lected on Third street and Denver av
enue, Just south of the court house,
and that the work of excavating will
!) started within a few weeks. The
building will be erected expressly foi
the Independent Telephone company.
News from the eastern portion ol
.Nebraska Is that corn Is not doing
well. Tho central portion of the state
has been more fortunate, the Bandy
loam taking better care of tho excess
of moisture than the hoavlor coil ol
the eastern counties. As a matter ol
fact, Buffalo county will como mighty
near carrying tho banner this year
for nil kinds of agricultural products,
both as to yield and quality.
An application has been filed with
the state board of Irrigation by A. A.
Carlson and N. Rasmussen, of Craw
ford, Neb., to appropriate thirty cubic
'.feet of water per second from Sand
.creek for Irrigation and storage pur
poses. The plan is to consolidate two
ditches In Dawes county and to Irri
gate 8,000 acres of land. .The ditches
and reservoir to be constructed will
necessitate an outlay of $6,300.
As a result of the explosion of a
gasoline tank In the Graham store
room at Avoca, tho building was de
stroyed and the stock of goods dam
aged to the extent of about $200. The
fire waa caused by a lantern, which
was accidentally overturned. Roy Gra
ham, who had gone Into the room to
draw some gasoline from the tank, had
a close call from being burned to death
while trying to prevent the spread ot
' The paramount Issue at Tender li
hitching posts. The business men want
them In front of tbelr stores, but the
city council has ordered them out.
1 D. Lantzeer, of Aurora, drew No,
fi32 and went up to Rosebud to select
his quarter section, but on looking
over the land be came homo without
filing. He says that the land Is barren
. nnd sandy and that the rainfall Is not
wfflclent to make crops. The soil is
poor and unfruitful and he did not care
for a farm even as a gift. He states
that few filings are 'being made and
that a large number of acres will never
bo taken up.
J Whllo the family of J. A. Walker
"was absent from their home near Mur
ray, some unknown party entered the
place and carried off a solid gold watch
valued at $160, The owner did not re
port the theft to the officers, as he
thought such a thing would be usolees.
The watch, however, came back to him,
much to his surprise. The missing
'time-piece had In tho meantlmo been
found behind some bill-boards In
Pltvttsmouth by John Frleuel, a work
roan, who learned through one of the
local Jewelers that It was the property
of Mr. Walker, and It was at once re
turned to the owner. It is thought
the tnler reared detection and threw
tha watch awny.
Persons are peeking Information re
Carding the whereabouts of Alex Hlck
ey, who was city marshnl at Nebraska
City for years. He left there and went
to Colorado and since then nothing
lias been heard from htm. Ho has been
left a large estate In Ohio by the death
of a relative.
Tho new dam that Is being built by
tho Black Bros, Milling company nt
Beatrice is giving work to a reat
many people. The dam will consist of
concrete and Is being erected Just be
low tho old dam. It will be absolutely
tight and will save all the water. The
old dam will be permitted to remain as
a protection to the new one.
A GREAT RECORD
List of Counties and the Prodocts
They Excel In
PHELPS CO. LEADS IN WHEAT
Dodge t'nontjr Pint Id Cattle ami Hog
and Hall Ccnnty Flmt In Hhlpinent
of 8beep Other News
The rtate labor bureau which re
cently published the total shipments
of products from Nebraska during the
year 1003 has compiled a (able show
ing tho ten leading counties In tho
matter ot shipments. The report was
complied by Chief Clerk Don Dcspaln.
It shown that Pod go Is first In the
shipments of cattlo and hogs, Hall In
sbeop, Knox In horses and mules,
Phelps In wheat, Cass In corn, Cedar
in oats and barley, Merrick In rye.
Holt In hay, Dawson In flonr, Shorl
dan In potatoes, Gage In butter, Doug
las in cggB nnd Lancaster in live iouI
try. In somo cases half a dozch coun
ties aro almost tied In shlpmenta
Whether it Is of moro credit to a
county to consume than to ship 1b
left for statisticians to decide. The
following list give the Ave leading
counties in the order nnmed so far as
tho principal commodities are con
Cattle Dodge? 32.476; "ClierfyT 17.
400; Sheridan, 28,025; Knox, 24,300;
Hogs Dodge, 75,173 head; Knox, 72,
098; Burt, GC.525; Saunders, C4.3G9;
Sheep Hall, 91.687 head: Cuming.
60.221; Seward, 41,042; Platte, 28,002;
Horses and mules -Knox, 8,924
bead; Cheyenne, 3,484; Adams. 2,080;
Dawes. 1,950; Seward, 1.587.
Wheat Pholps, 3,125.331 bushels;
Hamilton, 1.429.330; York, 1.42G.669;
Furnas, 1.390,667; Kearney. 1,384.667.
Corn Cass, 3,418,174 bushels; Otoo,
3,187,813; Saunders, 2.991,175; Gage,
2,480.000; Ijinrnster, 2,374,471.
Oats Cedar. 1,1:17,938 bushels;
Platto. 887.012; Boone, 790,874; Knox,
C08.000; Butler, 607.999.
Harloy Cednr. 162,377 bUBhels;
Knox. 128,125; Pierce, 69,558; Wayne,
55.000; Burt. 23,750.
Rye Merrick. 627.714 bushels; Daw
son. 320,271; Custer, 241.714; Phelps,
241,043; Keith. 177.96.
Hay Holt. 34.815 tons; Lincoln, 22,
490; Rock. 12,590; Merrick, 11.200;
Flour Dawson, 39,984,000 pounds;
Colfax. 37,400.000; Saline. 21,677.375;
Antelope, 18,480,780; Buffalo, 14.832,
000. Potatoes Sheridan, 129.000 bushels;
Box Butte. 64,000; Butler, 29.500;
Dodge, 29.500; Richardson, 18,000;
Butler Gage. 2.715,659 pounds;
Lancaster, 2,769.685; Douglas, 985,962;
Jefferson. 917.640; Saline. 735,367.
Eggs Douglas, 4,322.520 dozen;
Gage, 2,966,429; Mncastcr, 2.794.014;
Adams, 2.109,137; Seward, 1,293.380.
Live Poultry Lancaster, 789.105
pounds; Colfax, 615,513; Polk, 361,984;
Dodge, 250,222; Hamilton, 199,348.
PEACHES AT 20 CENTS
Two Thoutand Huttieli Are Hold at Till
Col. W. G. Swan, of Tecumseh, has
sold the entire output of his large
peach orchard to a gentleman from
Hastings. The price paid was 20 cents
per bushel on the trees. Recently a
carload of 360 bushels were shipped
from the orchard. Previous to tbe
sale Mr. Swan had disposed of some
400 bushels. The yield will be close
to 2,000 bushels.
Tons of peaches have gone to waste
In this county and grapes seem to be
destined to a similar fate. The cause
of this condition of affairs is the
stupendous crop and the almost pro
hibitive express rates. Friends of the
owners of the orchards have been In
vited to help themselves without stint
to the ltiBclous fruit.
BARR OUT AGITATORS
Pullman Car Company Imara Sweeping
The Ohlrngo Tribune says: "Work
will be resumed after a brief period of
Idleness, In the car shops of the Pull
man company. The company will put
2,000 of Its former employee at work
at wages lower by 10 to 20 per cent
than they wero receiving prevk)usly.
They will be employed in the repair
"These men have been picked with
care In the ten days the plant has
been closed. In their number will be
found none who have been known as
a labor agitator.
"Six weeka ago tho company began
to lay off men. TIiIb was continued
until September IB, when all except a
handful employed In one repair de
partment wero told to go.
"The cut In wages to go Into effect
will be genera, extending to employes
In the office force. The wage scnle at
the shops has ranged In tho past from
$1.75 to $7 a day."
Juit KnglUh CrltlrUnt
The recent railroad accidents In the
United States are attracting no little
comment In England, The Fall Mall
Gazette says: "They are far too com
mon In America, especially of late.
The fact that It Is a large country
with plenty of room for them to hap
pen In, Is not sufficient to explain
them. Probably tho fundamental
cause is tho hasty nnd Imperfect con
struction of the lines, the makeshift
arrangements for saving time and the
Rcnernl rush of strenuous national
MURDER OR ACCIDENT
I'ernllar Clrruinfttnnrei) HurroiiiidliiK the
Finding' of Ed JIurkiT' Hotly
Ed Barked, a young mnn employed
on John Henry's transfer, was sup
posedly run over some time during the
night by one of the trnlt.B passing
through Broken Bow nnd killed. The
body, frightfully mangled, wns dis
covered early on a small bridge near
the etock yards, a quarter of a mile
east of the station. According to
statements made by his employer and
Intlmato friends, Barker had been
drinking during the afternoon and in
the evening made excuses In order to
get Into a card game that Is supposed
to have been held under the bridge
where the body was found, it being
out of the city limits. Certain articles
discovered under the structure would
point to a game having been In pro
gress, but the parties participating
have not yet been found. From evi
dence already offered, Barker can be
traced up to 10 o'clock when he at
tended a blowout for a short time at
Paplncauc' new carpenter shop. Dr.
Mulllns, attorney for the road, insisted
on an Inquest nH he believes there Is
Important testimony to' be brought
out. Barker came from Fairfield,
where his imrents reside. He leaves
a wife and elght-months-old baby. The
affair Is shrouded In a good denl ol
mystery, as none of the icrew on nu
merous trains each way reported run
glng over him.
JAPANESE CONTROL WATER
Water Nupply of l'ort Arthur Complete
ly ft Their Merry
As a result of the battle before Port
Arthur, tho -Japanese succeeded In cap
turing several Important posts and
tho Russian tenure of the big forts
guarding the north, northeast and
northwest sides of the town Is seri
ously threatened. Chinese Informa
tion places the Japanese losses under
3,000 for the three days fighting nnd
this comparatively small casualty list
Is duo to the excessive care used by
the Japanese In making their prepara
tions for the advance. Ruesian sources,
however, claim to have Information
that the Japanese losses were unusual
ly severe, amounting to fully three
times the number mentioned above.
Possibly the most Important capture
during the three days' fighting waa
that of Fort Kuropatkln, which, while
of minor -value with regard to pre
venting the entrance Into the town of
the Japanese, had been constructed for
the purpose of protecting tho source
of tho garrison's water supply. Tbe
control of this water supply is now In
the hands of tho Japanese.
MUCH IS EXPECTED
Interior Mlnlitrr of ItuiiKi I (llen a
t J rent Ovation
Interior Minister Prince Svtatopolk
.Mlrsky's reception nt St. Petersburg
upon his arrival from Vllna was In the
nature of an ovation. loth at the rail
road station and at the ministry of
tho Interior. A great deal Is expected
of him by the public nnd the news
papers. While the liberal expressions
contained In his Interview with the
correspondent of the -Arsoelated press
at Vllna were not published, his state
ments to both the representatives of
the Russian press and the depntatlon
of Jews at Vllna have served to In
crease the favorable Impression
created by his appointment. The hope
of much genuine accomplishment Is
based on the knowledge that tho
prince comes Into power enjoying to a
peculiar degree the confidence of the
emperor. Sweeping changes In the
ministry of the Interior are antici
pated. Uttle of the von Plehve re
gime is expected to survhe.
One Million Can of Corn
The Auburn, Neb., Canning com
pany closed with n total pack of ono
million three hundred and seventy-iix
thousand four hundred cans. It tcok
thorn six weeks to can this corn, In
cluding stops caused by rain when It
was Impossible to gather corn from
the fields. The company used uiiout
2,200 acres of corn this year, 1.400
acres of which were raised by them
selves, the other 800 acres wns mlsed
by farmers. About 200 ncres of It heir
corn they use for seed. The Urgest
pack of any one day was 77W cans.
This was done on August 31 aid Sep
tember 3. The company has enployed,
during Its six weeks of work, JH) men,
women and children of the cljy The
pay roll amounted to about $6,000.
Twenty-four carloads have already
been shipped to fill contract jirdere.
nrld II. nendennn'K Co
Former Speaker of the H
B. Henderson is suffering fi
memory at his homo In Dub
He does not recognize so
most Intimate friends, andhis
loctlnn Is dim on some ot t
portant events of his brllll
I'lrklng- Cotton at Nslil
The cotton planters nAr Augusta,
Ga., aro preparing to Jart picking
cotton by tnoonllgt. Tickers are
scarce and n bonus will hi given those
working from sundown ti midnight.
CORN IS NOW KING
The Dumper Crop in Nobraska
WILL EXCEED ALL RECORDS
Central NelimMi I.ari In Arrrngc nnd
Knorumui Ears Shaking llaudi
Aero the Furrowa
Indications throughout Nebraska arc
that corn has been placed beyond tbe
chanoc of Injury by frost, during tho
recent excellent weather for maturing
Tho last week began cool and the
first four das were quite snappy.
Toward the latter part tbe weather
became warmer and the last three days
Mr. Loveland says, the maximum tem
perature ranged from S5 to 90 de
grees. In Butler county light frost was ex
perienced on low ground, but It Is
thought the ordinary corn was beyond
danger ut that time. Dry weather dur
ing the week hastened the completion
of tbe shock threshing. Small grain in
tho stucks is being put through the
separator process now. ecnuse of tho
dry ground the wheat seeding has been
In Ftllmoie county tho corn Is ma
turing rapidly, but the crop is not as
good as was expected earlier in the
In Johnson, Pawnee nnd Richardson
counties the corn has been doing nice
ly and is about half out of the way of
the frost. No reports of damaging
fsost have been received from those
In Saunders and York counties the
corn Is maturing rapidly and is prac
tically out of danger from heavy frost.
A light frost was noticed Wednesday,
but there was no damage to tbe cereal.
In the southwestern section the re
port is that nearly all the corn has
matured to the nge of safety. The
quality Is Invariably good. Included
in this section arc the counties of
Adams, Furnas, Hurlan, Hayes, Kear
ney, Red Willow and Webster.
Frost badly Injured corn and grow
ing vegetation In Dawes county In the
western and northwestern section of
the state. In Brown and Keya Paha
counties the corn is nearly all ripened
and mostly out of danger.
FOR COUNTY OPTIONAL LAW
HeiKare the Anti-Saloon reagae Will
Introduce In Lnclilatare
To make the "local option" plan
.Tiore optional, Thomas Darnall, repre
senting the Nebraska Anti-saloon
league, has drafted a bill which be will
have Introduced at the session of the
legislature this winter. This will ap
ply to those counties where the vil
lages bavo been fighting with tho
liquor problems. Under the theory
that the residents of the entire county
are affected by tho existence of the sa
loon In tho village as much as those
Inside the corporate limits, the advo.
cate has drawn up the bill to give such
county residents the powers of the
ballot on the vote for or against li
censed liquor selling. Said Mr. Dar
nall: "The new law will not Interfere In
the least with the operation of the
Slopum law, nor does It affect the
local option law further than to sup
plement it. I have the bill drawn
up and it will be Introduced at the
next session of the legislature. When
tho question is once referred to tho
people, the law also stipulates that
another submission to popular vote
shall not be made Inside of four years.
This stipulation Is made so that tho
liquor element will not he nagging the
temperance people all the time, after
once being turned down. Petitions
signed by one-tenth of tbe residents of
the county must be secured beforo the
question can be submitted, under the
Union I'arlUc Ktwa Hrrtlre
Tbe Union Pacific railroad will soon
begin issuing a bulletin news service
for tho benefit of Its passengeia on the
0erland Limited trains. This news
service, which is the first innovation
of the kind ever attempted by a rail
road, will be sent out at noon and at
4:30 In tbe afternoon nnd posted In
typewritten form In hufTet cars. 1-ntcr,
It Is Btated, the service will be extend
ed to other through passenger trains
on the system. All tho news of Im
portance will be transmitted by the
company oer Its own wires and will
be delivered at scheduled points. The
bulletin service will be under the dl
lection of tho advertising department.
Kuntai Town Wiped Ont
The town of Oakley, Kan., a small
place about 250 miles west of Kansas
City on the Union Pacific railroad, has
been entirely destroyed by Arc.
The Are originated In the Tennesseo
hotel nnd rapidly spread to other build
ings. Sixteen business buildings wero
were burned, only one store being left
standing. Nobody wns Injured, but
some of tho guests of the Tennessee
hqtnl had narrow escapes. Loss, $70,
000. Origin of Are unknown.
Illxliop Joyre Vahet the Following- Lilt
At the conclusion of the North No
braska Methodist Episcopal conference,
held at Wayne, Bishop Joyce assigned
ministers for the ensuing year as fol
lows: Norfolk district, F. M. Slsson, pre
siding elder, postofllte, Norfolk, Nob.
Allen W. Romlnger, Bancroft cir
cuit. Amos Fctzer, Bcemcr.
It. W. Wilcox. Bloomficld.
E. E. Carter, Carroll.
C. S. Hughes, Coleridge and Belden.
Y. H. St Louis, Creston,' Humphrey
and Platte Center.
W. R. Warren, Dakota City.
J. G. Shlck, Decatur.
W. G. Fowler, Emetson.
F. M. Derullnger, Homer.
E. E. Carroll, supply Laurel.
J. L. Phillip, 1-elgh.
H. G. Longlcy, Lyons.
E. E. Houston, Madison.
J. M. Bothwell, Mctaan and "Ibodes,
J. F. Poncher, Norfolk circuit.
W. R. Peterson, Pender and Thurs
ton. A. L. Mlckel. Pllger.
E. T. Antrim, Ponca.
P. J. Larlson, Randolph. v
T. A. High, St. James.
C. H. Stemmcr. supply Scribncr.
T. M. Bushey, South Sioux City.
J. R. Ramsey, Stanton.
C. M. Griffith, Wakefield..
S. H. Moore, Wausa.
n. H. Smith, Wayne.
T. J. Wright, WInsldc.
S. A. Drals.
William Gorst, presiding elder.
Arlzon, N. M. Somervllle.
Arlington, G. M. Cmiffer.
Blair, A. J. Markley.
Crulg and Alder Grove. A. E. Fowler.
Fremont. F. H. Sanderson.
Gretna and Spring Grove, R. N.
Herman circuit, C. G. Rouse.
Hooper and Bethel. G. B. Warren.
Kennard and Elk City, T. S. Watson.
Nlckerson. R. L. Robinson.
Oakland, C. P. Lang.
Omaha city missions, to be supplied.
Dickey Chapel (poBtofflce Benson).
J. M. Leldy.
First church, E. C. Smith.
Hnnscom Park, C. C. CIssell.
First Memorial, William Esplln.
McCabe, J. M. McDonald.
Seward Street. J. B. Priest.
South Tenth Street, D. W. McGregor.
Southwest, Florence nnd DeSoto, G.
Trinity. J. R. Smith.
Walnut Hill. D. C. Wlnsblp.
Papllllon and Elkhorn, D. M. Pick
ett. South Omaha First church, D. K.
South Omaha Lofier Memorial and
Richfield. W. D. Stambaugh.
Springfield and Platford, H. A. Chap
pell. Tekamah. John Crews.
Valley. W. L. Elliott.
Conference evangelist. H. I Powers.
Chaplain, United States army, O. J.
GRAND ISLAND DISTRICT.
H. H. Millard, presiding elder.
Alda. H, A. Taylor.
Archor. W. II. Underwood.
Rartlett, John Henderson (S).
Belgrade". A. J. Warm.
Cass and Boelus, R. J. Cocking.
Cednr Rapids, A. L. Kellogg.
Central City. G. H. Mnln.
Central City circuit, Ward Morec.
Clarke. S. A. Hear.
Columbus, L. R. DeWolf.
Fullcrton, J. L. Vallow.
Fullerton circuit. E. A. Smith.
Genevw, W. J. Brledt.
Grand Island, W. W. Carr.
Grand Island Trinity, E. C. Horn.
Maplo Grove and Ieavltt, W. S.
North Bend. E. B. King.
Palmer, J. F. Webster.
Primrose and Enfield, to be supplied.
Purple Cnne, C. E. Campbell (S.).
St. Edward, C. P. W. Welnberry.
St. Paul, J. P. Yost.
Schuyler. T. C. Webster.
Scotia. W. E, Green.
Silver.Creek. J. B. Roe.
Wolbach and Cushlng, H. C. Preston
Wood Rter. J B. I.udoni.
Thomas E. Bethel, presiding
Albion. R. E. I. George.
Battlo Creek, R. O. Eggleston.
Battle Creek circuit, supplied by O.
Boone, R. J. S. Green.
Brunswick, supplied by W. D. Smith.
Chambers, Jesse Griffith.
Clearwater. H, P. Williams.
Crelghton, E. J. T. Connelly.
Elgin. R. C. O. Trump.
Emeriti., supplied by G. A. Barker.
Ewlng, 11. T. E. Smith.
Cross. Brlstow and Spenior, supplied
by H. Rummel.
mraan, D. A. Keane.
Lindsay, R. R. J. Callow.
Loretlo, R. E. B. Koontz.
Lynch and Highland. II. J. M. Win
Meadow Grove. R. L. A. Cook.
Nlobrnrn, R. E. Mitchell.
Oakdale, R. R. J. McKensIe.
O'Neill. G. T. Mead.
Osmond. R. T. Shncklock.
Paddock, suplled by J. H. Allen.
Page, W. C. Kelly.
Pierce, E. E, Shnfer.
Plalnvlew, A. E. Dalols.
Plalnvlcw circuit, supplied by J. G.
Royal, II. A. Hernaday.
Tllden. I. N. Gortner.
Charged With Crime
Mrs. Cordelia Botkln, who Is under
sentence of life Imprisonment for the
murder of Mrs. J. P. Dunning, ap
peared In Superior Judge Dunn's court
at San Francisco to answer to the
chnrge of hnvlng murdered Mrs. Ida H.
Ucane. It being shown that the tran
script of the evldenco taken in tho
lower court where the preliminary ex
amliatlon was held has not yet been
filed, tho case was continued until Oc
tober 4 for trial,
PARKER WRITES OF ISSUEC.
Democratic Nominee's Letter of Ac
ceptance Made Public, i
Judgo Parker's letter, supplaJient-
lng his acceptance of the, nomination
for President of tho United States,
tendered him by the national Demo
cratic convention, has been made pub
lic. In the document he reiterates his
belief In the gold standard and ex
presses appreciation ot tho nctlon of
tho convention on the subject.
Tho Judge points out what ho con
siders tbe dangers In tho centralizing
of power In the national government,
and takes strong ground against tbe
so-called policy of "Imperialism."
Tariff reform 1b declared to be ono
of tho cardinal princlpleH of the Dem
ocratic party and Its nocesslty nt this
tlmo great. The Dlngley tariff law,
the Judge asserts, Is unjust and op
pressive nnd properly named tbo
"Mother of Trusts." Ho commits tho
party to n change In tariff rates In
the ovent of a Democratic victory In
November, reasserting his belief that
the Republican senate will be unable
to prevent it.
Though disproved by official statis
tics the charge is made that tbo cost
of living has Increased far beyond ad
vance in wages, and for this condition
tho rapacity of the "trusts," fostered
by tbe Dlngley tariff, is held to blame.
On tho subject of tho "trusts" tho
document deals only in generalities,
pointing out no remedy and saying
only: "I favor such further legisla
tion, within constitutional limitations,
as wtll best promoto and safeguard
tbe Interests of nil the people."
Reciprocal trade treaties, as advo
cated by President McKInley, Judgo
Parker Indorses. He makes tho claim
that the Republican majority In tho
Senate has prevented the ratification
ot these treaties In the past.
On the question of tho Independence
of the Filipinos tbe candldato advo
cates "such measures of freedom as
the Cubnns enjoy," but not until "it
can prudently be granted."
The Republican policy of tho re
clamation of arid lands in tho West
Immediate building of tho Pannma
canal Is urged, though the document
criticises the "unjust methods" by
which It Is alleged tho United States
secured the route and rights.
A policy favorable to the building
up of an American merchant marlno
Is advocated, though the methods by
which this should bo done are not
mentioned. The granting ot subsidies
for tho purpose Is denounced.
Judgo Parker promises, in tho event
of tbe election of a Democratic execu
tive and Congress, a full Investigation
of all government departments.
Liberal pension laws, he declares
are simply acts of Justice. President
Roosovelt's action in promulgating
Pension Order, No. 78, granting pen
sions to nil veterans over tho ago of
62, la sharply censured and the prom
ise made that It will bo revoked if
tho party Is given power.
A policy of non-intcrferer.cc In tho
affairs of tho world, tho Judge de
clares tbe proper course to pursue.
He mokes the charge that govern
mental expenditures are too high and
blames tho administration for alleged
TOOK WOMAN FROMHAREM.
Abduction Case Has Caused Sensation
in Cairo, Egypt.
A sensational abduction case Involv
ing a lineal descendant of the proph
et Mohammed nnd a pair of real Arab
sheiks Is renorted from Cairo, In
Egypt. Sholk All Joussef fell In lovo
with tbe daughter of Sheik el Saddat.
Tho girl's father, who Is said to be tho
sole living descondant of the prophet
hohnmmed. refused bis consent to the
marriage, as he did not think All Jous-
set wns a fit person to bo tho hUB-
band of a girl of such noble lineage.
All Joussef, however, abducted the
girl and placed her in bis harem.
Her father aDDealed to the Egyptian
government, with the result that a de
tachment of armed pollco was dis
patched to All Joussef's harem. The
polloe made a forcible entry to tho
premises and, In order to be sure that
they hnd taken possession of the per
sum wnnted. they ordered all the fair
denlzenB of the hnrem to follow them
In a veiled procession to the house of
Sheik el Saddat, where his daughter
was finally selected from tho rest of
the women and detained.
All Joussolf has now, It Is said, be
gun proceedings before tho British au
thorities, and has obtained tho serv
ices of an English lawyer..
He Wished to Be Truthful.
ThP sour and surly looklnu visitor
called tho little boy to him and took
him on bis knee. It so happened that
nt this partlculnr tlmo ho wished to
make friends with him In order to
stand well with bis parents.
"I like little boys," said tho visitor.
The boy looked ns If ho doubted
It, Uut he held bis peace.
"That Is," explained tho visitor, In
order that there should bo no mistake.
"I like good little boys; and you'ro
a good little boy, aren't you?"
' "Well," returned tho boy cautious
ly, "there arc a lot worso than me on
"I wish that you should llko me.
too," persisted the visitor.
Again the boy was wlso enough to
hold his pence, but ho looked as If bo
thought tho Job was a pretty big one.
Tho expression was not lost on tho
"Don't you like me now." ho nsked.
The boy looked ot tho visitor and
sighed. Then he looked at his fnther
and his expression was ono of great
"Pop," ho said at last, "does all tha
stuff that you told mo about never
oiling a Wo go or not?"
Then tho meeting was promptly ad
journed ,amld conhiderable coufueloa.
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