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She Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
. M. RICE , - - - - Publisher.
'GREAT ' SEARCH FAILS
, ! MYSTEI1Y OF LILLTE OLSON BAF
FLES NEBRASKA FARMERS.
'Searchers Gather Around Residence
of Distracted I'a rents in Gloom of
Evening and None is Albe to Offer
Ray of Hope.
| Shrouded iu as great a mystery as
ever is the fate of 4-year-old Lillie Ol
son , of Rosalie , Xeb.
That her little body does not rest
in the tall grass or in any of the holes
ami depressions of the ground found
in the rolling prairie country in an
urea two by four miles in extent was
proved Sunuay when 800 searches
coming from Rosalie , Bancroft , Lyons ,
Wai thill , Wiunebago and Fender ,
Xob. . made a systematic hunt for
trace of the strangely missing child.
Every foot of the ground in this tcr-
Titoiy was closely examined by the
friends of the grief stricken family
without the slightest clew rewarding
While the big party of searchers
lacked an official head and thorough
organization it followed a general
I plan that would have brought results
"had the body been in the territory
Starting at noon from various place =
south and west of Rosalie bands of
meu began to scatter over the prairie
in the great simultaneous effort to find
some trace of the lost child. There
was no gathering of all the forces at
one place before the beginning of the
liunt , but crowds congregated in sev
eral spots and each made its start a *
it thought best.
The general movement was east
ward toward Rosalie and the Olson
Moving slowly and carefully exam
ining every nook the line advanced.
By 1:30 o'clock all the parties had
reached the Olson homestead , where
a consultation was held , in which the
lack of a single leader was evident.
"Tho line spread itself out to the north
and south once more and with a steady
tramp advanced another two miles.
The same tactics of examining all pos
sible hiding places were again follow
ed. The meu were but a few feet
from each other. The idea that the
body coula have been missed seems in
credible. For two miles in every di
rections from the Olson cabin the
ground has been gone over so thor
oughly that there seems to be no
chance of the body of the baby being
SLAUGHTERED 13Y ROBBERS.
Kansas City Grocer and Wife Hacked
with 3Eeat Cleaver.
Louis B. Sternberg , a grocer at
Fourth street and Walker avenue ,
Kansas City , Kan. , was killed , and his
wife , Mrs. Mattie Sternberg , was in-
jurde by unknown robbers , who at
tacked and robbed them in their store
Saturday night. The victims of the
outrage were not found until twelve
hours later. An open can of sardines
on a counter , a long iron bolt and a
bloody meat cleaver near the bodies
of Mr. and Mrs. Sternberg supply the
evidence of how the crime was com
mitted. It is believed that the rob
bers asked for the sardines and as the
jrrocer placed the open box before
them they struck him down with the
iron bolt and then beat his head into
a pulp. The robbers then entered the
living apartments hack of the store
and attacked Mrs. Sternherg with the
meat cleaver. They split open her
head and knocked out one of her eyes
besides inflicting several brutal
wounds on her body. She did not live
through the night. Sternberg , who was
47 years old , recently took $500 from
a bank , and it is believed the robbers
thought the money was hoarded in
the store. They secured about § 75.
Shoots Two Women and Himself.
Otto Schmigler , a Hungarian tailor ,
shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Caroline
line Webster and seriously wounded
Miss Myrtle Spence and then killed
himself , at Columbus , O. It is said
Schmigler was infatuated Avith Miss
Spence and that his advances had been
Bomb Thrower Pleads Guilty.
Kemp V. Bigelow , the young clerk
formerly of Bryan , O. , who mailed
dynamite bombs to several leading
citizens of Denver two months ago in
Ihe hope of securing rewards by giv
ing warning before any harm was
done , pleaded guilty in the criminal
court at Denver , Colo. , Saturday.
Many Deaths on Cholera. Steamer.
Mail advices from Hongkong tell
3f the arrival of a cholera steamer ,
1he Hong Bee , which was quarantined
with 1,236 Chinese on hoard , from
Singapore for Swatow. Thirty-eight
deaths had occurred when the steam
er Shawmut sailed.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Beeves
.SO$5.50. Top hogs , S4..35.
FUXSTOX SEES PERIL.
General Fears Serious Trouble at
After having met and conferred
with many citizens of Goldfield , Nov. ,
Friday , Gen. Funston stated Friday
night that he is finding conditions
there worse than he anticipated.
"The possibility of further trouble
growing out of the difficulties between
'the ' mine owners and the miners , " he
said , "are greater than any informa
tion previous to my coming there had
led me to believe. I have just tele
graphed a second report to Washing
ton , which is based on the informa
tion I have gathered. I do not believe
the government will declare martial
law at once as no serious disturbance
'has occurred. I shall not advise such
action until it is absolutely necessary.
As to the matter of patrolling the vi
cinity of the mines and the streets of
the city with the regulars , that is a
procedure that may become necessary
at any hour. "
The statement of Gen. Funstou set
tles the question of the withdrawal
of ths troops. Xeither Gen. Funston
nor Gov. Sparks will yield to the
pressure that has been brought to in
duce them to favor the withdrawal cf
the troops before the arrival of the
labor commissioner from Washington.
Saturday a. delegation of women
composed . of the Women's club , of
Goldfield , called on Gen. Funston and
laid before him their side of the ques
tion , which was that previous to the
coming of the troops they had lived
in constant terror , believing that their
homes might he destroyed and their
lives endangered by violence or depre
dation. They asked that the troops be
kept there until all danger of trouble
BAD AIR WORSE TIIAX BAD FOOD
Former Kills a Thousand Persons to
One Victim of Latter.
"Foul air from , improper ven
tilation is the breath of death
.in any great city. While poor food is
causing one death , improper ventila-
Vion is reaping a harvest of 1,000
lives. Nor is this ratio confined to the
In these words Commissioner of
Health W. A. Evans , in a speech at the
Fort Dearborn club , in Chicago , ex
pressed his belief that the atmosphere
of many houses is charged with a more
deadly poison than impure food.
"In strict figures , consumption and
pneumonia have the greatest death
rates In our city. In almost every case
of these % diseases , the primary cause
is the breathing of foul air , " he said.
In speaking of food Dr. Evans de
clared America is affected with an ep
idemic of "overfeeding. " Overnutri-
tion is doing far more harm than not
having enough to eat.
KIDNAPERS ARE CAUGHT.
Girl Stolen in Chicago Last Saturday
Lillian Wulff , aged 10 years , who
was kidnaped last Saturday afternoon
from her home in Chicago , was found
Friday in Momence , 111. A man and
woman who were with her were ar
rested. They gave their names as Mr.
and Mrs. William Jones , and say they
were on the way from Pennsylvania
to Missouri , where they intended set
tling. They refuse to discuss the kid
The child declares they picked her
up on the streets of Chicago , put her
in a wagon and drove away. The child
acknowledged her name and said she
had been traveling under the name of
Jones. According to her story , she
escaped once while on the road be
tween Kankakee and Chicago , but was
PREDICTS BLOODY REVOLT.
Educator Loolcs for a Great Uprising
Prof. D. L. Anderson , president of
the Fee Chow university , who arrived
in San Francisco on the liner Siberia ,
believes that upon the death of the
empress dowager China will he the
scene of a bloody revolution. That
revolution , he believes will mark Chi
na's entrance into the parliament of
the world as a power t'o be recokend
Prof. Anderson , who has spent many-
years in China , says the people of
China are now wide awake to the ne
cessity for education ; that the power
of the people is steadily growing ; that
at the same time the populace and its
rulers were drifting further apart.
Oregon Attorney Fails to make Good
It was announced at the department
of justice in Washington Thursday
that the nomination of W. C. Bristol ,
United States attorney for Oregon ,
which had been sent to the senate ,
would be withdrawn in accordance
with the department's recommenda
tion to the president.
"Mr. Bristol's course with reference
to the land fraud prosecutions in Oregon
gen has been unsatisfactory to the
department , and the action of the de
partment is due to this fact and to
the attitude aken by Mr. Bristol in
some recent telegraphic correspond
ence with the department. "
llackciiscliniidt is Winner.
In the heavyweight wrestling match
n Grand Rapids , Mich. , between Can
Pens , of New Orleans , and Charles
Hackenschmidt , of Des Moines , la. ,
Hackenschmidt won the second and
third falls and the match.
Richard Walton , colored , was hang
ed in Chicago on-Friday , the 13th , for
the murder of Mrs. Louise White
Grant last September.
AT DENVER JULY 7.
Democrats Name Time and Place Tor-
Con vcnii on.
After deciding to hold the next
Democratic national convention at
Denver , Colo. , and fixing the date of
the meeting on July 7. 1908 , the Derv-
ocratie national committee , in SCSF'
in Washington , D. C. , late Thiu > " = "
entered upon a spirited debate 1:1 '
propriety of accepting more < ! fie
$100,000 offered by Denver . " r the
convention than actually nef-'ed to
pay the convention expenses in thai
city. The opposition to the accept
ance of the contribution took tht
form of a resolution by Representative
Clayton , -Alabama , declining money
not actually needed for convention
purposes , but after n l' njj debate the
resolution was laid o" the table by a
vote of 31 to 14.
Mr. Clayton , Representative John
Sharp Williams of Mississippi , and
Gov. Hoke Smith of Georgia , spoke in
favor of the passing of the resolution.
Mr. Smith was especially emphatic
in saying that the $100.000 which had
been offered to secure the Republican
convention and refused by the Repub
lican national committee had been
offered to and was about to be ac
cepted by the Democratic committee.
He said the Republicans hs.d turned
down the offer because it was regard
ed as in the nature of a bribe' and
that Democrats , in vie-v of that cir
cumstance , could not afford to ac
Mr. Williams spoke in a similar
vein , as also did Mr. Clayton.
Mr. Taggart advocated the accept
ance of the $100,000 , saying it would
be needed now even worse thai. ' money
was needed in 1900 , and that at that
time it would have been practically
impossible to have opened headquar
ters for Judge Parker if they had not
had the extra money secured from St.
Louis , where the convention was held.
Senator Stone , of Missouri , made a
long speech in which he favored the
acceptance of the money.
INDICT FATHER AND SONS.
Four Accused as Result of Brooklyn
John G. Jenkins , formerly presideni :
of the First National bank , of Brook
lyn , and his three sons were indicted
by the Kings county grand jury Thurs
day on charges of conspiracy and per
jury. This is the first indictment
against the elder Jenkins , but his sons
already had been indicted on other
charges. They are John G. Jenkins ,
Jr. , former president of the Jenkins
Trust company ; Frank Jenkins , for
mer president of the Williamsburg
Trust company , and Frederick Jen
kins , a director in these institution5 ? .
The doors of all these institutions
were closed several weeks ago.
The four Jenkins had been warned
that they would be wanted in court
and were present to be arraigned.
Their counsel pleaded not guilty in
their behalf , and bail for John G.
Jenkins , Sr. , was fixed at $10,000 ,
while that of his sons was made $2,500
as they are already under heavier
bail in other cases.
The charges against them are based
on the loans alleged to have ' been
made by the First National bank of
Brooklyn and the two trust companies
to the accused men. It is charged
that they engaged in a conspiracy to
secure these funds in excess of 10 per
cent of the paid in capital stock of
the various concerns , and that reports
to the state superintendent of banks
were so falsified by them as to con
ceal the fact that the loans were
made. The charges of perjury were
based on this alleged concealment.
ALICE LOSES APPENDIX.
Mrs Lonjcstvorth is Opcrat I Upon
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth , daughter
of President Roosevelt , was Thursday
operated upon for appendicitis at the
White House. Dr. Finney , of Johns
Hopkins hospital , Baltimore , Md. , as
sisted by Dr. Sophie Xordhoffjung , of
AVashington , performed the operation.
Dr. Rixey at 11:30 : announced the op
eration on Mrs. Longworth was suc
cessful in every way and that she
was gradually recovering from the
Influence of the anaesthetic.
The president was at the scene of
the operation until it had been com
pleted. On being informed it was
successfully accomplished he returned
to his office and took up his routine
It is stated that Mrs. Longworth lias
been ailing for some time , but her
condition has not been regarded as
critical or serious. Xo apprehension
is entertained as to the outcome of
the operation , as her condition was
declared excellent just prior to its ex
For Another National Holiday.
Representative Goulden , of Xew
York , introduced a bill in the house
making Oct. 12 a national holiday for
the celebration of the discovery of
America' by Christopheu Columbus ,
Oct. 12 , 1492. The day would be
known as Discovery Day.
To Continue Low Rate.
The Southern railway has agreed to
keep in force the 2VG-cent passenger
rate 'in Alabama until the other state
rate questions are settled.
Kneels to Pray : Finds Thief.
When E'izabeth Glauber , of Pitts-
burg , Pa. , aged 12 , knelt beside her
bed to sav her prayers one night re
cently , she knelt on the hand of a
burglar hiding under the bed.
To Aid Japan in Washington.
W. D. Stevens , the American diplo
mat who has just been appointed ad
viser to the Japanese ambassador at
Washington , is en route to America
CUTS ICE TO SEEK DEATH.
Woman Drowns Herself in Creek
Frenzied by the fear that she would
be compelled to end her days in an
insane asylum Mrs. Charles Wehrer ,
of South Omaha , drowned herself in
Logan creek at Lyons after preparing
her water grave by chopping a hole
in the ice.
Mrs. Wehrer had been a visitor for
the past month at the home of her
mother , Mrs. Thomas McCormick ,
who lives on the Fremont Everett
farm near Lyons. The spot where the
tragedy took place is one-quarter of
a mile from the house. On the bank
of the ere5k , pinned to her shawl , this
pathetic note was found :
"My mind is all right , but I fear it
will not always be so. I prefer death
in a watery grave to the asylum. "
On the bank of the dreary creek the
woman's shawl was found , to which
had been attached the note. She had
chopped a hole in the ice , into which
she evidently deliberately crawled.
The body was found in about six inch
es of water. The body was removed
and Dr. J. B. Sward , of Oakland , call
ed a coroner's inquest.
The woman gave no intimation of
her intentions , and the finding of her
body was attended with much pathos.
She had been in an asylum once , and
she always feared she would have to
return. However , she showed no
signs of insanity at the time she last
was about her mother's home , where
she appeared to be enjoying life. She
was 45 years of age.
The dead woman was the wife of
Charles Wehrer , who is employed in
the Cudahy packing house at South
Omaha. She leaves two young daugh
ters , who -are with the father , and a
9-year-old son , who was with her on
her fatal visit in quest of health.
AGED WOMAN CLAIMS AN ESTATE
Is a Sister of the Sells Brothers of
Charles Robinson , of Tecumseh , will
depart for Columbus , O. , within a few
days , where business matters of un
usual importance calls him. His moth
er , Mrs. Acenith Robinson , of Tecum
seh , is a sister of the late Sells broth
ers , circus men of wide renown. Upon
the death of her mother many years'
ago , Mrs. Robinson claims she should
liavo come into possession of a large
amount of the estate , valued at nearly
$100,000 , but she says her brothers got
hold of the entire estate of the parents
and invested it in the circus business.
For many years Mrs. Robinson tried
to settle with her brothers , she claims ,
but could apparently do nothing. Now
the last of the Sells brothers of circus
fame , Lewis Sells , has passed away.
For many years Mrs. Robinson has re
tained an attorney at Columbus , the
home of the Sells , 10 care for her inter
ests , and now this attorney writes the
woman that there is a possibility of
her getting a settlement from the
heirs of the Sells brothers. During
all these years the woman has scarce
ly enjoyed the necessites of life , while
her brothers became many times" mill
ionaires. With a chance for a. settle
ment in sight , age has fastened its
clutches upon the woman , and she is
not able to journey to Columbus , and
so her son is going to look to her in
terests. Should Mrs. Robinson come
into possession of the money she
claims rightfully belongs to her , she
would enjoy it for but a brief time ,
for she is old and infirm and not long
for this world.
TO FIGHT OMAHA SALOONS.
Citizens Organize a Branch of Anti-
At a meeting in Omaha at the Lyric
theater the nucleus of a local branch
of the Anti-Saloon league of Omaha
was formed , when fifty prominent citi
zens subscribed to an obligation to
take up and push the objects of that
organization. These fifty men will go
to work at once to form a permanent
organization in Douglas county , with a
full set of officers. The meeting was
presided over by W. T. Graham , a
prominent real estate man , and the ,
principal speaker was Dr. Samuel Z.
Batten , president of the Anti-Saloon
league of Nebraska , and pastor of the
First Baptist church of Lincoln. Dr.
Batten said a set of books was being
kept in which the record of every of
ficeholder who failed to enforce the
law might be found. The principal
part of the business of the league , he
said , would be to dig the political
graves of these men. Dr. Batten said
the entire state soon would be organ
Damage - asc Appealed.
Frank Anderson , who was injured
in the. Union stock yards at South
Omaha and who prosecuted a suit for
$ C,000 damages unsuccessfully in
Douglas county against the stock yards
company , has appealed his case to the
supreme court. He alleges as error
that the trial judge struck out of his
petition the allegation that he com
pany should have mainained auto
Resources of the State.
Labor Commissioner Ryder has fig
ured that the corn and wheat crop of
Nebraska alone this season will bring
enough money to pay the expenses of
the fleet of the United States on its
trip to the Pacific and will buy all the
new battleships needed and then
have a goodly number of millions left
Picki > ocket. on a Street Car.
William Gentleman lost his pocketbook -
book while on a Hanscom Park car
near Sixteenth and Howard streets ,
Omaha. There was $30 in money and
a $9 check in the purse. He thinks it
was the work of a smooth pickpocket.
Roosevelt Republican Club.
A Roosevelt Republican club has
been organized by a number of the
leading Republican ? of Hastings. It
hau a membership of 145.
FIXD CHILD'S FOOTPRINTS.
No Other Reward for Searchers in
With much fortitude the searchers
for 4-year-old Lillie Olson , who has
been missing for several days at Rosa
lie , worked unwaveringly Thursday ,
ceasing only when stopped by dark
ness. A. W. Craig , one of the persist
ent searchers , says he discovered foot
prints of tiny feet two and ono-half
miles south of the Olson home , and
that he discovered several spots where
the child had laid down on her pil
grimage in search of home. The foot
prints were near the Burlington rail
road track and a quarter of a mile
from McMillan's lake.
Here all trace was again lost. The
men who are aiding in the hunt
formed themselves into a human
chain by taking hold of hands and
looked over every inch of the territory
supposed to have been traversed by
the wandering child to no avail. The
searchers Avere led by ex-sheriff Gal
The father of the child has offered
a reward , but this is no inducement
for the stienuous effort which is be
ing made to locate the whereabouts
of the missing baby girl. While most
of the searchers believe the dead body
of the child will be found there are
others who cling to the theory that
she has been kidnaped.
SHOCK FOR PRISONER.
Governor Says He Will Decide His
Case on Friday , the 13th.
Gov. Sheldon Tuesday evening con
cluded a two days' hearing held in the
interest of Harrison Clarke , the negro
murderer under sentence to be hang
ed in the state penitentiary Friday , the
13th. Clarke , who practically acted
as his own attorney , made a plea that
was at times eloquent. When Gov.
Sheldon indicated that the hearing
was at an end Clarke turned to him
and said :
"Governor , what kind of a message
can I send to my old mother in Mis
souri ? "
Gov. Sheldon told him he had not
fully reached a decision.
"When will you reach a decision ,
governor ? " persisted Clarke.
"On Friday , the ICth , " was the re
Gor. Sheldon visited the cells of
Gathright and Wain , the two accom
plices of Clarke , who have already
been * convicted and sentenced to long
terms in the penitentiary , and ques
tioned them concernig the murder. A *
the men have nothing to gain or lose
Gov. Sheldon hopes to secure from
them a truthful story of the crime ,
and will base his action accordingly
TEN YEARS FOR SHOOTING.
Charles Hunter. Who Fires Bullet , is
Sent to Lincoln.
For starting a small one-sided battle -
tlo in the Wright residence at 3210
Pinkney street , Omaha , Charles Hunt
er , a negro , was sentenced to ten years
in the penitentiary by Judge Troup.
Hunter entered a plea of guilty to the
charge of shooting Stella Wright with
intent to kill.
The shooting took place Xov. 2G ,
about midnight. Miss Wright and
Hunter had been lovers , but had
quarreled. Hunter went to her home
for the purpose of making up before
going to Kansas City and they renew
ed their trouble. Hunter drew a re
volver and fired twice at the girl and
then opened upon her parents. Miss
Wright was shot twice , but not seri
Hunter also pleaded guilty to rob
bing the pawnshop of Isidor Friedman
of $46 worth of goods , including three
revolvers. The burglary happened
the night before the shooting. As the
two sentences would have to run con
currently , Hunter was not sentenced
under the burglary charge.
SHOOTS HIS BROTHER.
Cl arlcg 3Eeycrs Severely Wounded In
Fight Near Lyons.
Crazed by drink , Charles Meyers ,
who lives with his brother , Andrew
Meyers , on a farm six miles north of
Lyons , chased the members of his
brother's family from the farm house
On the return of his brother , An
drew Meyers , he ambushed him be
tween the barn and the house and se
verely injured him. Andrew then shot
his brother , the bullet penetrating and
breaking the jaw bone. The fright
ened women notified the town mar
shal , who with a posse went and
placed Charles Meyers under arrest.
Boy Escapes from Officer.
Charles Allen , 13 years of age , was
taken from 1213 Chicago street in
Omaha by probation officers Monday
and sent to the St. James Orphanage
at Benson. Before the officer who
took him returned to the office a tele
phone message announced that James
had departed for parts unknown and
the officers are now looking for him.
Dry Farming Congress.
A call has been issued for a trans-
Mississippi dry farming congress to
meet in Lincoln , Jan. 23-26 , for the
purpose of boosting dry farming
methods. The governor is asked to
appoint Nebraska delegates to the
meeting. The call is issued by Fisher
Harris , of Salt Lake City.
Object to Insurance Company.
Lincoln insurance men appeared at
the auditor's office to protest against
admitting to business in the state the
Great Western Insurance company , of
Kansas City. The objections were ver
bal and will later be reduced to writ
Dates for Wisner Stock Show.
The directors of the Wisner Live
Stock Show and Agricultural associa
tion at a meeting Saturday set the
riot-s for the I OS j-huw fvr Jept. 9 ,
10 and 11.
STGESSEL 6 !
Officer Who Defended Port Arthur
Charged wtth Surrendering
DISPLAY OF RUSSIAN POJSIV
Crippled and Star-Spangled Veterans-
Who Fought Japan at Portress
There in Force.
Before .1 brilliant assemblage of bis-
old comrades in arms , Lieut. Gen.
Stoessel was placed on trial in St. Pe
tersburg to answer with his life and
reputation for the loss of Port Arthur
on Jan. 1. 100. , and in linn , tones and
with confident manner tslio genera ) ,
pleaded not guilty to the charge of
needlessly surrendering the fortress
and thereby humiliating the Russian
The trial took place in the audito
rium of the Army and Xavy Club. The
room resembled more a social gathering
of officers of high rank than the scene
of a court martial. Among the judges ,
spectators , and witnesses were Gen.
Kuropatkin. Gen. Linevitdh , Gen. lien-
nenkampf. Vice Admiral Wiren. and.
scores of other prominent leaders io
the Uusso-.Tapanese war. There were
LIEVT. GEN. STOESSEL.
also present liOO ollicers and soldier ®
who had been at Port Arthur and who
were clad in their full dre-s uniforms1
blazing with star and decorations.
Gen. Stoessel alone was in civilian
attire , and this made him conspicuous ,
lie wore proudly around his neck the-
cordon of the military onior of St.
George , which was conferred upon- him
by the emperor during the siege , and
on his breast was pinned the cross of
George III. , awarded the general for
conspicuous bravery in frontier-fight
This same coveted decoration was-
worn by many of the witnesses and
spectators. Empty sleeves and crutch-
es. especially among the men who ha < 3
been at Port Arthur , showed that many
of them had seen hard service during-
CHICAGO THE WINNEE.
Republican National Convention to-
Be Held There June 16.
The Republican national convention
of 100S will be held in Chicago. June-
30. This was the decision reached by
the Republican National Committee in
session at Washington. Chicago having"
thirty-one votes on the first ballot ,
against eighteen for Kansas City and
four for Denver.
Chicago won on a guarantee to pay
the legitimate expenses pertaining to-
the convention , and without any prom
ise to raise the nucleus of the cam
paign fund for the national committee
which will be chosen to jwosecute tho-
work looking to victor ? * at the election
in the fall.
It was pointed out at the meeting of
the national committee that the next
convention of the part } * will develop-
the only real contest incident to the-
nomination of a presidential ticket
since 1SSS. and that in consequence &
great f-rowd will ! > e attracted. Chica
go was the city that offered the facili
ties to care for the crowd , as well as
t-he best facilities fur the transmission-
of the news of the convention to 00.-
000.000 people vitally interested in ev
cry feature of its action.
FOHEIG2T NEWS NOTES.
Chinese troops in Formosa mutinies ?
and killed sixty-three Japanese.
Horace McKinley of Portland. Ore. ,
bored his way out of jail at Mukden.
Two hundred .students at Kiev. Russia
were arrested to quell an incipient riot.
Richard Croker announced Iiis inten
tion of leaving Ireland to spf > nd the win'
ter in Egypt.
The Pope postponed until January the-
consistory which was to have taken place
Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClin-
tock , a mainstay of the British navy ,
died in London.
The King of Spain was entettained at
a ball jiven in the subterranean palace-
of the Duke of Portland.
A stone hurled through a car window
in St. Petersburg injured the Austrian
ambassador , but not seriously.
It was reported that the Earl of Yar
mouth would seek a divorce from his
wife , a sister of Harry K. Thaw.
Miss Mary Robinson , a witness in the
famous Druco case , fainted in a London
court room , where she was testifying.
The session of the Russian duma open
ed without extraordinary scenes , it being
in marked contrast to former meetings.
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