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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NORFOLK NKURASKA FRIDAY AUGUST 12 I'.Wf ' v-i
IMPORTANT HAPPENING IN RUS
SIA THIS AFTERNOON.
ALL RUSSIANS ARE REJOICING
BIRTH SETTLES SOME DISTURBING -
ING POLITICAL QUESTIONS.
EMPRESS AND CHILD DO WELL
The Newcomer Is One of the Most
Longed for and Important Person
ages In the Great Empire Has Four
Sisters to Look After Him.
St. Petersburg , Aug. 12. A son
heir to Czar Nicholas and the Rus
sian throne was born a | ' ° h Stato" 'fr
The empress and the child are do
ing well and there Is great rejoicing
In the royal household , at the capital
and throughout all Russia where the
glad news has been received.
People living outside of Russia
have little conception of the import
ance of this event , and many of the
people of Russia. Itself outside of po
litical and royal circles do not fully
realize its importance. The czar has
four other children , but under the In
exorable Russian law none could
ever > bavo occupied the throne as
they are all daughters and only a son
will bo entitled to that privilege so
that the baby boy born this afternoon
Is the most momentous event that has
happened In Russia In years , rival
ling even the war In which that na
tion Is engaged. The son has been
prayed for , and with his advent the
power of the dowager empress that
aas oeen developing sirengin in me
empire since the beginning of the
war with Japan has been reduced to
nothing in a moment.
The czar's family now consists of
four daughters and a son. The eld
est daughter Is Olga , born November
15 , 1895. His second child was Ta-
tlana , born June 11 , 1897 ; his third
was Marie , born June 2G , 1899 , and
the fourth was Anastasla , born Juno
18 , 1901.
One powerful reason for wishing
a son born to the czar was to have a
peaceful succession. If Nicholas II
should have died before a son was
born to him , his successor would
have been his brother , the Grand
Duke Michael , born in 1878. But
Michael is regarded as an invalid ,
and It was feared that If Nicholas
should have passed away without an
heir the empire would be rent by
strife between his four uncles for the
Blown Up While Blasting.
Nebraska City , Neb. , Aug. 12.
George Bennett , who was blasting
earth at a brick plant here , was
blown up and fatally burned by the
premature explosion of giant powder.
TRIO OF DAYS , SEPTEMBER 1 , 2
AND 3 , ARE SELECTED.
WILL BE THE BEST EVER HELD
There Will be $1,000 in Purses for the
Three Days' Events and Every Detail -
-tail Is Being Well Taken Care of.
Track Is in Fine Shape.
Battle Creek , Neb. , Aug. 12. Spe
cial to The News : The races at Bat
tle Creek this year will be held Sep
tember 1 , 2 and 3.
The date has just been determined.
The Battle Creek Driving Park asso
ciation will have charge. There will
"be $1,000 in purses and the fastest ,
best looking races that have ever
been sped upon the track , will be
pulled off at that time.
The track Is in excellent shape and
there will be a large number of very
fine horses entered.
Texas Growing In Mileage.
Washington , D. C. , Aug. 12. IIU
nols Is likely soon to give place to
! 'Texas as the state having the great
est mileage of railway main track
On Juno 30 , 1903 , the main line mile
age in Illinois , according to the state
railroad commission , was 11,22 !
miles , not including 277 miles o :
-tracks to Industrial establishments
In the year ended on June 30 , 1904
the records show that 288 miles o
track were constructed In the state
which would make the present tola
11,517 miles , besides industrial track ;
now aggregating about 300 miles.
The Texas railroad commission r
ported 11,080 miles on June 30 , 1902
and the state engineer , figuring on ai
Increase of 423 miles In the past yoai
puts the present total at 11,503 mite :
which Is only 14 miles less than th
figures for Illinois.
TWINS EIGHTY-TWO YEARS OLD
Family Reunion of Aged People at
Elgin , III , Seven Members Whose
Combined Age Is 585.
Elgin , 111. , Auk. 12. . An Interest
ing family reunion was hold today at
the home of N. H. Sauford In this
city. The occasion was In celebra
tion If the eighty-second birthday of
Mr. Sanford and his twin brother ,
David Sanford , whose homo Is In
Pennsylvania. James , J. Sanford of
Davenport , Iowa , a brother of the
twins , came to Elgin to attend the
reunion , notwithstanding the fact
that ho Is 92 years old.
The history of the family Is re
markable In several respects. It
originally consisted of thirteen mem
bers , seven of whom survive. . The
combined ages of the brothers and
sisters still living Is 585 years , this
bringing the average to 83 years.
T AND BUTCHERS GET
FURTHER CONFERENCE NO GO
Packers Receive the Committees Cor
dially but Inform Them That There
Is Nothing Doing Strikebreaker is
Stabbed In Omaha Row.
Chicago , 111. , Aug. 12. The grocers'
and butchers' committee met with no
encouragement In their efforts to set
tle the strike. They were cordially
received by the packers and were In
formed that there was no good rea
son why future conference should
Omaha , Neb. , Aug. 12. In a row
between two strike breakers , Andrew
Hanson was stabbed In the heart by
a man named Isaacs , both colored.
The latter fled and has not been cap
ONE HUNDREDANDSEVEN YEARS
Mrs. Delilah George , Living Near the
Town of Lancaster , N. Y. , Saw
Buffalo Burned by Indians.
Buffalo , N. Y. . Aug. 12. Mrs. Deli
lah George , living near the town of
Lancaster , this county , today cele
brated her 107th birthday. Mrs.
George is living on the same farm
where she has lived for the past 90
years. Among her early recollections
is that of the burning of Buffalo by
the Indians In the war of 1812.
PORTO RICANSYISIT CAPITOL
Several Hundred Teachers of the
Island Arrive to Pay Respects
to President Roosevelt.
Washington , D. C. , Aug. 12. The
several hundred Porto RIcan teachers
who have been traveling In this coun
try and attending the summer
schools at Harvard , Cornell and else
where arrived in Washington today
to pay their respects to the president
before leaving for home. The visit
ors were received In the capital by
Dr. W. T. Harris , United States com
missioner of education , and a com'
mittee representing the educational
Interests of the District of Columbia.
The forenoon was spent in sightsee
ing. The teachers were received by
the president this afternoon and cor
dial greetings exchanged.
DR. ALDEN STILL VERY SICK.
Question of Short Time Till Change
Comes for Better or Worse.
Pierce , Neb. , Aug. 12. Special to
7he News : The condition of Dr. J.
I. Alden remains unchanged and the
latient Is a very sick man. Every-
hing possible Is being done. It is
ut a question of short time till a
change occurs , either for better or
MEET TO RACE FOR LIPTON CUP
nner Harbor at Chicago is Dotted
With Yachts of Great Lakes
Clubs that Come for Race.
Chicago , 111. , Aug. 12. The Inner
harbor today is dotted with white-
winged craft flying the ensigns of
the Detroit Yacht club , Milwaukee
Yacht club , Chicago Yacht club and
other yacht clubs of the great lakes.
The yachts have gathered here to
take part in the Lipton Cup races , the
first of which will be sailed tomorrow
over the triangle course of the Col
umbia Yacht club. With favorable
wind and weather conditions the ex
perts say the contests should prove
the most Interesting ever sailed In
Chicago waters. The local yacht
clubs have entered several boats
which they think fast enough to re
tain the cup here. On the other hand
the Milwaukee Yacht club has set
the flyer Mendota , owned by Commo
dore Vllas , who Is confident that she
Is the fastest yacht on the lakes. De
troit , also , and several other cities
have entries and no doubt exists that
the contests will be closely contested
from start to finish.
TOGO REPORTS FATE OF RUS
WENT DOWN ON AUGUST 10
TWO RUSSIAN TORPEDO BOATS
RUSSIAN MOVEMENT THWARTED
Combining of Port Arthur and Vladi
vostok Fleet Thought to be Inter
rupted Two Russian Crulssrs In
Port of Tslng Tau.
Toklo , Aug. 12. Admiral Togo re
ports that the Russian battleship
Czarevitch was probably sunk on
WASHINGTON HEARS NEWS.
Minister Grlscom and Consul Fowler
Report From Seat of War.
Washington , Aug. 12. The follow
ing dispatch has been received by the
department of state from Minister
Grlscom , dated at Toklo , August 12 :
"According to the latest reports re
ceived at headquarters the Japanese
fleet attacked the Russian fleet as It
was emerging from Port Arthur to
the south of Round Island.
"The Russian fleet was finally de
feated and fled durlng he night. The
cruisers Askold and'Noulkat , one
other cruiser and one torpedo boat
destroyer entered Kiaochow bay on
the night of the llth. One destroyer
fled to Chefoo. Five battleships and
one cruiser , probably the hospital
ship Diana , and several destroyers re
turned to Port Arthur between dawn
and midday of the eleventh.
"Apparently no damage was done
to the Japanese fleet. "
A cablegram was also received
from Consul General Fowler at Che
fee stating that Japanese torpedo
boats entered the harbor there and
attacked the Russian torpedo boat
which arrived several days ago , and
dismantled and captured her and tool ;
her out to sea.
RUSSIA IS ANXIOUS.
Future Movements of War Depend on
Port Arthur Fleet.
St. Petersburg , Aug. 12. Every
thing else from a military standpoint
seems to be forgotten in the general
anxiety concerning the fate of the
Port Arthur squadron. The future
plans of the admiralty hang upon the
preservation of the bulk of the squad
ron and It Is not too much to say that
the present is regarded as belnj ? the
most critical moment of the war.
The admiralty until noon declared
that It was without official advice as
to the whereabouts of the squadron.
RUSSIANS ENTER TSING TAU.
Report Confirmed That Vessels En
tered thte Port.
Chefoo , Aug. 12. The report that
two Russian cruisers and one torpedo
boat had entered the port of Tslng
Tau Thursday night Is confirmed.
The cruisers are the Askold and the
Two Russian torpedo boats are said
to have been captured on the Chinese
It Is believed that the attempts of
the Russian ships at Port Arthur to
join the Vladivostok squadron have
Early Sea FigVit Reports.
St. Petersburg , Aug. 12. ConflictIng -
Ing rumors were received yesterday
of a sea flght between the escaped
Russian fleet and the Japanese. One
story said the Russian torpedo boat
Relshltchl was dismantled.
Chefoo , Aug. 12.-rLast night three
Japanese boats appeared and towed
the Russian boat away. The Japan
ese consul says he did not know the
Russian boat had been dismantled.
RUSHING THE SURVEY.
Black Hills Irrigation Project is Be
ing Hurried Along.
Belle Fourche , S. D. , Aug. 12.
Fifty men are rushing the survey
work along the government Irrigat
ing ditches north of this city. It is
now expected that the survey will
be made complete by October 1. It
Is hardly possible that the work will
begin this year on excavations. There
has been some trouble in getting the
farmers and ranchers along the pro
posed ditches to consent to the gov
ernment contract. Most of the
farmers and ranchers on the soutb
side of the Belle Fourche river havt
utterly refused to take up the mattei
and the government has dropped thai
part of the survey. The mammotl
reservoir Is planned to hold 200,001
aero feet of water , It being the Inten
tlon to reclaim 100,000 to 150,00i
acres of land.
LIT OUT WITHJHRESHER ENGINE
Parties From Naper Cleverly Unload
ed Machine at Anoka and Got
Anoka , Nob. , Aug. I'J. Hpi'olnl to
The NUWH : Wodnosdny nlKltl , after
the freight trnln arrived from the
east , ooinu parties from Naper were
clover enough to unlouil a now thresh
er engine and depart with It without
bolliR particular to pay the froUht. ;
Sheriff Anderson of Ilutto wan notl-
Hod yuHtunlny morning and the parties -
ties and niachlno wuro uoon located ,
when the necessary coin to pay nil
damages and atop further trouble ,
Doctor at Gregory.
Anokn , Nob. , Aug. 12. Dr. Parchon
was at the now town of Gregory Mon
day and staked out a lot for future
MEXICAN POLICE TO PAY PENALTY -
TY FOR KILLING AMERICANS.
STAY SECURED BY RELATIVES
Execution Wan to Have Taken Place
This Week , But Influential Rola-
tlves Have Interrupted | he Proceed
ings With a Stay.
131 Paso , Texaa , AIIR. 12. Police
Commandant Torres of Annas Gallon-
ton , and the two policemen who klllod
Clnronco Way and Edward Latlmor ,
two American citizens , hnvo boon sen
tenced to bo shot.
The sentence was to have been executed -
ocuted this week , but Influential rot
atlves of Torres have secured a stay
Colored Heavyweights to Mix.
Los Angeles , Gal. , Aug. 12. "Den
ver Ed" Martin and Sam-McVey , the
colored heavyweights , have finished
woi K 01 iirupiinuiiiii uiui upiiuiir
to bo In flno fettle for tholr 20-round
hont , which la slated for the arena of
the Outing Athletic club tonight Me-
vey , who Is a local man , Is a favorite
In what betting Is being done on the
result. On the other hand , Martin
and his manager , Billy Madden , ex
press confidence In the Denver fight
er's ability to defeat McVey. To
night's meeting will bo the second
time the two hove met In the ring.
On the occasion of their first encoun
ter McVoy succeeded In putting Mar
tin out In one round.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS IN SESSION
Supreme Lodge of the Order Assem
bles at Llulsvllle , Kentucky for
Two Weeks' Meeting.
Louisville , Ky. , Aug. 12. The
gathering of the Knights of Pythias
in this city next week will be the
greatest event In the history of
Louisville secret societies. The occa
sion for this gathering Is the meetIng -
Ing of the supreme lodge , Knights of
Pythias , which will last two weeks ,
In connection with the supreme
lodge meeting will be the encampment
mont of the uniform rank , the prize
drills and other features which com
bine to make the gathering one ol
the most brilliant and attractive ol
the kind held In this country. The
Pythian Sisterhood will also be ir
session during the week and the dra
matlc order Knights of Pythias wil
The hotel proprietors and local
railroad officials say that from all
ndlcattons the visitors will number
ully 75,000. The city Is being deco-
ated as never before. The grand
parade of the encampment will take
place on Tuesday , In which all the
members of the supreme lodge will
ake part , and promises to be the
finest display this city has ever seen.
Numerous receptions and other
events have been planned for the
entertainment of the knights and
heir ladies during the encampment.
BIENNIAL CONFERENGEOF FRIENDS
Great Biennial Conference of the Sev
en Yearly Meetings Opened This
Morning In Toronto.
Toronto , Ont , Aug. 12. It was a
distinguished assemblage that filled
Massey Music hall this morning at
the opening of the great biennial General
oral Conference of the Seven Yearly
Meetings of the Society of friends
Those present numbred several bun
dred men and women and represent
ed in tbo fullest sense of the word the
religious and educational activities o :
the Society of Friends in the Unltec
States and Canada , Baltimore , Phil
adelphla and New York sent the larg
est number of visitors , though Ohio
Indiana and states farther west won
likewise well represented.
Schools and methods of teaching
waa the general subject consldorei
at the opening session.
The formal opening of the gathei
Ing takes place tonight wheu a bli
welcoming demonstration will be hot
with Dr. 0. Edward Janney of Bolt
more presiding * .
GRAVE COMPLICATIONS MAY RE
SULT FROM JAPAN'S ACTION.
FOUGHT IN A NEUTRAL PORT
MAY INVOLVE CHINA IN PRES
BECOME INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR
The Japanese May Return Captured
Torpedo Boat and Apologize to
China or If the Sailors Were Killed
Will Mean Further Trouble.
Washington , D. C. , Aug. 12. From
the report of the capture by the Jap
anese torpedo boat destroyers of the
RtiHsInn destroyer In the harbor of
Chefoo , as conveyed to Washington
by the consul general's telegraph ca
ble today , It was realized that there
Is In this Incident a germ of serious
If the expedition was a genuine
cutting-out one , then there Is no ques
tion In the minds of the officials hero
that the Japanese have committed an
offense against International law by
violating neutrality , and In addition
have broken the agreement they entered -
tored Into at the beginning of the
war , at the Instance of the United
States , to limit the field of warlike
operations to Manchuria and Korea
and tholr waters.
Should this prove to be the case
the results probably will lie grave
Under the tenets of International
aw. the captured vessel must bo re
turned to the custody of the Chinese
government and an apology rendered
for the offense against neutrality.
Hut If Russian lives have been lost ,
as reported in press dispatches , great
er complications will follow , for Rus
sia may In turn hold China responsi
ble for the punishment of the Japan
ese who caused the death of her sail
ors when under shelter of the Chi
Altogether the situation Is full of
danger and the main apprehension of
olllclals here Is that It may be an In
cident that will Jreak ) down the agree
ment of powers and plunge China in
war as a full fledged belligerent and
an ally of Japan.
The consequences of such an act
on China's part , upon the existing al
liances between Japan and Great
Britain , and between Russia and
France , can only bo conjectured.
And the prospect Is so alarming that
It Is not doubted tkat the state de
partment will do Its utmost along
with the rest of the powers , to effect
such a settlement of this Incident aa
shall preserve the agreement as to
China In full force.
OUUIM UdKOld PdlT.
Huron , S. D. , Aug. 12. Officers and
lommltteemen of the Central South
Dakota Fair association , are busy in
reparation for the ensuing exhibit
o be given on the grounds of the as-
oclation here beginning September
9 and ending September 23. A num-
tor of changes In the buildings are
being made and new ones erected ;
he stock sheds and pens will be en-
arged and the amphitheater extend
ed. The track which Is one of the
best In the northwest , will be put In
perfect condition , and a number of
'ast horses have already been booked
'or speed purses.
REMORSE BRINGS CONFESSION.
Suicide Failure Ends in Admission of
Murder by Stranger.
Lincoln , Aug. 12. James Golden ,
a stranger In Lincoln , who cut his
throat yesterday morning , this morn
Ing confessed to the police that he
had murdered Police Officer Reedy
In St. Louis a year ago last May.
After telling the story Golden broke
down completely abd was unable to
go Into the details at the crime. He
said he and his brother had commit
ted the murder and that a few days
ago his brother had filled himself In
Denver because of remorse. His own
terror at being arrested drove him
to attempt to take his own life.
Glldon will recover and will be turn
ed over to the St. Louis police.
Credit to Pierce.
Pierce , Neb , Aug. 12. Special to
The News : The brick blacksmith
shop which William Gubke Is now
having constructed between Main and
Nebraska streets , opposite the Morey
THE CONDITIONOFJHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hourn
Ending at 0 O'clock Thl Morn-
Ing. Forecast for Nebraska.
Conditions of the weather aa r
: ordod for the 21 hours ending at 8
11. in. today.
Minimum < JG
Total lalnfall for month 1.76
Chicago. AIIR 12. The bulletin lii-
Hiied by the Chicago station of tlu
United Status weather bureau tutu
morning , given the forecast for N v
braska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Satnr >
hotel , when llnlshod will bo one of
the ( InoHt and most spacious shopn of
the kind In this part of the atatn. ti
NEW INHABITANTS BROUGT IN
100 PER DAY.
NEW TOWNS SPRING UP FAST
Already There are Restaurants and
Saloons and Grocery Stores In the
New Cities of the Ceded Landn.
Names Called Today and Tomorrow
lloncsteel , 9. D. , Aug. 12. The civ
ilization of the Rosebud reservation ,
the long time homo of the redman
trlbo of Sioux , continues at the ruto
of 100 persons per day and before IK
very long there will bo no longer any
sign of the original tract as It for
Out on the reservation , where a
few weeks ago stretched an unlimit
ed prnlrlo , there now Is a country of
little cities , peopled with cosmopoli
tan crowds , who have come from
every quarter of the globe to help mil-
tie up this now northwest.
Within twenty-four hours a city lit
built. It Is a magic epoch In the
in 11 nuuon.uroniiy in inu
now towns there are saloons where
beer Is sold very fast ; groceryatoruii ,
restaurants and all of the rest of
those things which go to make up a
Near Sully's Ranch.
Out near P y'Banch , where Uio
old range.ut the plains , the cattln
rustler for years was recently thot
down In his saddle , lies a stretch of
country which Is rich In spots and
which will come In for settlement
along near the 1,000 mark. The only
objection Is the distance from rail
At Gregory there la water at a
depth of twelve feet. This Is about
thirty-live miles from Bonesteel.
A man who draws out In the flllng ,
docs not know what his claim loolut
like until he has paid his $160. Ho
has to trust wholly and absolutely to
the locator. If the locator Is not hon
est or competent , the comesteadur
may find himself In a bunch of sand.
Among names called today were :
H. York , Center. No. 408 ; Ed. E. Ker-
ver. O'Neill , No. 131 ; O. A. decker ,
Stnnton , No. 432 ; F. L. KIrton. Wlu-
nor , No. 475.
Among those who will be called to
morrow arc G. W. Kirk , Plalnvlew ,
No. 502 ; S. Ollverous , West Point ,
No. 508 ; J. E. Haase , Elgin , No. 509 ;
C. E. Uhoades , Fairfax , No. 513 ; C. S.
Mathre , Spencer , No. 518 ; H. F.
Kline , Osmond , 530 ; C. B. Salter-
Norfolk , 555 ; L. P. Dolye , Long Pine ,
i > [ ji > , .1. ouii , iNupui , uuo , w. r . mum ,
Lynch , 579 ; F. Vleck. Fairfax. 599.
IT IS BEAN DAY IN AN IOWA TOWN
Other Towns Have Carnivals and
Fairs , But Eldora , la. , People
Meet for Feast of Beans.
Eldora , la. . Aug. 12. Tomorrow Is
to be the biggest day of the year for
the people of Geneva , a little town
of about one thousand population ,
north of this place. It will be Bean
Day. Many Iowa towns each year
have a street fair , carnival or county
fair , but Geneva is the only town
in the United States that has a Bean
At Geneva on Bean Day the popu
lar vegetable is served in every im
aginable manner , and the populace
from far and wide assembles and de
vours the beans. On account of the
lack of a large enough dining hall
to accommodate the crowd a large
canvas has been provided for to
morrow's feast , which will be fol
lowed by speeches and all kinds of
Dallas , Texas , Aug. 12. The Texnv.
State Stenographers' association be
gan a two days' convention In Dalian
today with a good attendance of members - , '
bers from various parts of the state.
The officers In charge of the conven
tion are President J. H. Swope of
Houston , and Secretary Hope Harri
son Hawkins of Fort Worth. The
most Important matter up for consid
eration Is the law relating to the pay
of court stenographers , which the
stenographers believe should bo
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