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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
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NOKFOLK NEBRASKA Kill DAY Al'UUST 2D. 11)05. )
RUSSIA REFUSES TO PAY ONE
CENT OF INDEMNITY.
'WILL ' YIELD ALL OTHER POINTS
Wltto Says Proposal to Buy Part 01
Sakhalin Represents Only Change It
Phraseology Envoys Will Meet
, Again Saturday ,
Portsmouth , N. H. , Aug. C4. Thl
Japanese plenipotentiaries at the eon
elusion of the atternoon session yo
torduy of the peace conference throw
the cards upon the table. It was tin
dramatic moment the moment to
which all the previous proceedings ol
the conference had led. The proto
cols Involving agreement upon eight
of the twelve conditions originally
presented by Jupim had been signed
One slile or the othur must make n
move or the plenipotentiaries hail
reached the parting of the ways. Ttu
adversaries faced each other at rosa
the tablo. Of course. ItULH well un
clerstood what would happen , but that
In u way , only made It moro dramatic
Figuratively , President Roosevelt sud
denly entered the conference room
M. Wltto sat silent and the rrAity in
the great diplomatic gome pal
Komura Offers Compromise Plan.
Baron Komura , In a few words , e *
plained thnt Japan , In her great do-
eire for peace , was ready to makfl
certain modifications of the original
articles , In the hope that Ilussln
could find It possible to accept them.
Ho then presented In writing to M.
Wltto the compromise proposition
which President Roosevelt hud sug
Rested. It was concrete and specific
find It followed the lines outlined In
these dispatches. It offered t < > with
draw article 9 , providing for the pay
ment by Russia of Japan's bill foi
the cost of the war , on condition that
Russia would accept article 5 , which
provides for the cession of the Island
of Sakhalin , so modified as to Include
an arrangement for the repurchase by
Russia of the northern half of the Isl-
nnd for 1,2,10,000,000 yen. In addition ,
It offered to withdraw entirely articles
11 nnd 12 ( surrender of the Interned
warships and limitation upon Russia's
eea power in the far east ) .
Wltte Bars Indemnity.
It was President Roosevelt's com
promise , nnd M. Wltte knew Itn con
tents as well as Haron Komura. The
question of .whether ho hod been bluff'
Ing was put to the test Without a
moment's hesitation M. Wltto ex' '
plained that the modification proposed
was merely a sham , a change of
phraseology , a diplomatic attempt to
"dorer la pilule" and ask Russia to
pay war tribute under another name.
He could not accept IL Ho told
Baron Komura Russia wanted peace ,
She had given the proofs , In accept
Ing every article Involving the Issues
upon which the war was fought , but
ehe could still fight , and money for
tribute she would not pay , not n
Itopeck. He asked Baron Komura to
withdraw all demands for tribute.
And so the plenipotentiaries separated
to meet again on Saturday , ostensibly
to permit M. Wltto to place In writIng -
Ing , as the rules of the conference
, require , his reply to the Japanese
, < \ compromise proposition. In reality ,
the adjournment was to give each
Elde im opportunity to consult Its gov
ernment for the last time.
Outlook Is Black.
The outlook Is black many bellevo
It was never so black as today. The
Japanese are not talking. Indeed ,
they appear to bo more taciturn nnd
more resolute than ever. . The only
possible line of further Japanese con
cession is considered to He In the
diminution of the amount of the pur
chase money 'demanded for the north
half of Sakhalin. The decision rests ,
therefore , as It has from the first ,
with Russia. Unless the emperor
agrees to yield between now and Sat
urday the end Is likely to come on
that day , and the Indications from
Toterhof , Instead of raising the
chances , show even a firmer determi
nation to yield neither territory nor
indemnity , sugar-coated though the
latter may be.
Final Hope for Terms.
Black as the prospect appears , how
ever , the failure of the negotiations
is not certain. The Russian camp Is
pessimistic to a man , but they all
know the quick and startling changes
of front that sometimes take place at
Peterhof. And there are factors In
the situation which might effect ono
of those sudden and Inexplicable
changes In the emperor's attitude
which has frequently astonished Rus
sia. Private advices from St.Petersburg
say that sentiment there , In Moscow
nnd In largo centers favors acceptance
* A of the compromise. This may mean
' much. But the real hope still rests
with President Roosevelt. He Is re-
eoureeful. He has made another move.
He has sent Ambassador Meyer direct
to the emperor and they wore togeth
er , according to advices received here ,
for three hours. Mr. Roosevelt him-
eelf may know more about how the
emperor feels than M. Wltto and bo
able to act upon the Information con
veyed to him by his ambassador.
The report is industriously circu
lated here that Emperor William is
responsible for the attitude of Em
peror Nicholas and everything is
traced back to the meetlna of th
emperors on board the Itohonzolloru
In the Finnish gulf. In support of
this It la positively stated that after
the Interview Wltto'a Instructions wore
made stronger and more unyielding.
Broker Peckhnm Arrested.
Saratoga , N. Y. , Aug. 24. P. A.
Pockham , Indicted for complicity In
the department of agriculture cotton
reports scandals , was arrested hero
and arraigned before United States
Commissioner Charles M. Dnvlaon.
In default of $12,000 ball , 1'ockham
was lodged In Jail at Rnllston.
Folk Talks at Chautauqua.
Chautaun.ua , N. Y. , Aug. 24. Gov
ernor Joseph \V. Folk of Missouri
spoke at Chautaun.ua assembly on the
reign of Maw. Everywhere there Is
an era for purer government dawning ,
he said. Six thousand people gave
the Missouri reformer the Chautauqua
salute with sincerity.
Picnic Foot Rnce la Fatal.
Clinton , In. , Aug. 21. John Potei
son , soti of Mayor James Peterson of
Clinton , dto'd as a result < > ! miiinal
Injuries received In a fall whllu run
ning a foot rveo at a picnic.
y COINS THREE DAYS' CONFER.
4/F AT NARRAGANSETT PIER.
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PRESlL vC0- TUCKER'S ADDRESS
Reviews Noteworthy Changes Which
Have Been Made In the Statutes by
Congress and the State Legislatures
During the Pact Year.
Narragonsett Pier , R. I. , Aug. 24.
Between 200 and HOO leading members
of Uio liar , luprcafnting nearly every
state In tlic country and Including
Justices Whlto , Drown , I'uckham and
MeKen tin of the supreme court of
the United States , were present at the
first sessions of the twentieth annual
meeting of the American liar associa
tion , which began a three days' con
ference here. Others among the Jur
ists Included many members of the
teaching Uiffs in the law schools of
the great universities of the country.
The principal feature of the day's
proceedings was the address of the
president , Henry St. Gcorgo Tucker
of Lexington , Va. , which was a com
prehensive review of the noteworthy
changes which have been made , in the
statutes by the national congress and
by state legislatures during the past
A general cxnindl was elected , with
a number of changes from the body
elected at last year's convention in
St Louis , and forty-eight lawyers
were elected to membership.
The bill brought up by the United
States attorney general to provide
for the extradition of criminals from
one district another In the United
States and authorizing the Issuance
of special bench warrants In certain
criminal cases was referred to tie
committee on Jurisprudence.
SECTIONAL PLAJI A FAILURE
Delegates to Irrigation Congress Put
In the Time Sightseeing ,
Portland , Ore. , Aug. 24. That the
plan of holding the deliberations of
the National Irrigation congress In
Boctoab , initiated at the Instance of
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson , is a
failure , seems to bo the consensus of
opinion among the delegates to the
congress , which Is now In session In
Portland , nnd In this vlow some of
the government officials who have
come here to address the sex-lions co
Notwithstanding that there are In
Portland about l,40u accredited dele-
gateb to the congress , not more than
fifty or seventy-five all told have at
tended the sectional meetings.
The work of the congress is being
done by tlio resolutions committee
ami the only Interest that has been
excited since the general session on
the opening day is over the arguments
which have taken place during its
meetings. The sessions of the com
mlttee have been attended by about
fifty delegates and the 1,000 others
are spending their time In viewing
the fair or visiting different points
of interest about the city.
The committee on nominations
named the following for the ensuing
year : Governor George C. Pardeo of
California ( incumbent ) , president ; I
W. Shurtllff of Utah , first vice presi
dent ; Congressman J. H. Stevsns of
Texas , second vlco president ; II. B
Maxon of Nevada , seciotary.
Race War In Alaska.
San Francisco , Aug. 24. News of a
race war that broke out In the Sal
man packing camp at Nushagak , Alas
ka , between the Chinese and Italian
workmen last month , was brought
down by the steamer Salvator. A
petty dlsputo between an Italian and
a Chinese brought on a general en
gagement and for days 100 Chinese
were besieged In the bunkhouse by a
mob of enraged Italians , who swore
they would exterminate the last Mon
golian In the camp. The riot was
finally quelled by troops summoned
by the superintendent from the near-
flat military point after sovcraA men
had b ea killed and Injured on both
Bide * .
COMPLETE ASSESSMENT ROLL
AN INCREASE OF TEN MILLIONS
One Million of This IB Due to Increased
Assessments on Railroads Average
Valuation of Real Estate Is Fixed
Lower Than Last Year.
Lincoln , Aug. 24. The Brand ns
sessment roll which 1ms been compiled
In the stnto nudltor'b olllcc shows that
the total assessed Miluatlon of the
stnto of $ ; iO 1,170,1)01 ) against $2l ! 1.771V
211 last year. Moro than ono million
of this Incieaso Is duo to the Incroared
assessment of the railroads of the
slat * . The average valuation of real
estate pel aeio in decreased , though
the total assessments nio Increased
over la t \eir :
New Religious Organization.
Broken How , Neb. , Aug. 24. An In
dependent lellglous movement Is bolnfi
rapidly pushed In this city. A meetIng -
Ing was held at the resldcnco of Dr.
Cyrus PIckett , at which a number of
well known people belonging to dif
ferent denominations pledged them
selves to support the now movement
Rev. R. F. Harmon , who recently
left the Christian church owing to his
religious views conflicting with those
of other members , was elected presi
dent , C. W. Real , editor of the Beacon ,
secretary , and James McClean , treas
urer. The object of this organization
seems to be that every ono taking an
active part shall bo allowed to wor
ship God without having to conform
to a written creed.
Collision on the Rock Island.
Lincoln , Aug. 24. Two Koek Isl
and pabsongcr trains collided In the
v.irds nt Mankato , Kan. The mnoKor
on one was bndl > wrecked and several
persons Injured one , F. 15. Tracy , per
haps laliilly. The three worbl In
jured weie brought to Lincoln and
placed In a hospital. They are : F.
13. Tracy , badly hurt , may die ; Fred
Rolmrgo , Denver , loot crushed and
body bruised ; John Burns , Denver
ROOSEVELT APPEALS TO CZAR
President Working to Prevent Final
Rupture In Peace Conference.
Oyster Uny , N. Y. , Aug. 24. Presl
dent Roosevelt's final effort to Induce
a cessation of hostilities In the far
cast Is almost dramatic In Its extraor
dinary interest Through George Von
L. Meyer , tlio American ambassador
at St Petersburg , ho has made u di
rect appeal to Emperor Nicholas to
permit the adoption of such measures
In the pending peace conference aa
will terminate the war.
A long cablegram was sent to Am
bassador Meyer by the president on
Monday. It contained Instructions
for representations on behalf of Presi
dent Roosevelt to bo made directly ta
the Russian emperor. As a result o !
the president's Instructions , Ambus
sador Meyer had a special audience
with Emperor Nicholas at Poterhof
palace. What conclusions were
readied at that conference Is not
known hero , as no intimation has been
given of the receipt by the president
of Ambassador Meyer's cabled report
The report received from Assistant
Secretary of State Pclrco at Ports
mouth that the plenipotentiaries had
adjournld their sittings until next
Saturday was a source of satisfaction
It Is a distinct assurance that efforts
are being made with increasing pros
pect of ultimate success to compro
mlso on the crucial points of differ
ences among the conferees. It Is re
garded as certain that every hour
gained In the lime of the confert-nr *
makes for a peaceful conclusion o
the dlff ° renoes. Thus far the pro"1
dent has gained his points , one alic
another. It was duo to his efforts
that the coiif'T nco did not break up
finally last week nnd hope of further
Important suggestions prevented a
final dissolution of the conference on
Monday. Now he has rarrlod his ap
peal for peace straight to the Russlai-
emperor , an appeal , too , which can
be said to have ( lie positive support
of the great neutral powers.
Final decision of the proposition
mndo by Japan , through Duron Ko
mura. will rest with Emperor Nich
olas. Should It be rejected , It Is al
most cr-rlaln now that It will be suc
ceeded by other propositions looking
to an ultimate agreement of the plen
ipotentiaries. It can tie said that the
conference will not fall of a succens-
ful conclusion because of the lack of
proper and disinterested effort on the
part of President Roosevelt , and
those who have talked to him reflect
his Increasing belief that out of all
the bickering yet may corao peace.
Woman Sentenced to Death.
Digby , N. S. , Aug. 24. The trial of
Hope Young for the murder of Mln
nte Young , her ward , was concluded.
The woman was found guilty and sen
tenced to death , the date of execu
tion being fixed nt Dec. 20.
Survivor of Semlnole War Dead.
Buckner , Mo. , Aug. 24. Clyde Burn
Webb , said to have been the last sur
vivor of the Semlnolo war , during the
whole of which he served under Gen
erol Taylor , is dead at bis home her ,
aged ninety rears.
CHARGE AGAINST BURTON
Kansas Senator Accused of Accepting
Illegal Feo0 From Indians.
Washington , Aug. U4. The Post
nnys Unit olHcora of the department
of Justice and of the department of
the Interior , who have boon Investl
gating the Chlekasaw school warrant
cases , made public portions of the
records which have been unearthed
and nro alleged to Implicate Senator .1.
it. llurton of KansiiH with pressing
these claims bcforo the government
while holding the position of senator
In contravention of law. The Post
nlds : "In 2t ( cases Chlekasaw war
rants aggregating flj.iino , have been
paid to Senator llurton or bin brother ,
/ T. llurton , with whom ho Is alleged
to have formed n partnership since
March , 11KU , when Senator Burton
took the oath of olllco. "
Two Arraigned for Murder ,
lies Molnoy , Aug. 2-1. At the ar
raignment of Albert Latham and
v . Ii ) iiln rucr ( hau'idlth tin'
inunlrr ot FritWi sthinolt. the nun
pleaded not guilty , and the dale of
thi-lr prelimlnar ) trial bet for Sept. 7.
ATKINSON IS VISITED BY A HARD
DAMAGE COMPARATIVELY LIGHT
No Rain There But Considerable n
Quarter of a Mile Out of Town At
kinson Seemed to be In the Edge of
It Other News Items.
AlKinson , Neb. , Aug. 21 Special to
The News : A very line picnic was on-
lined by the union of the Sunday
schools of Iho town and vlclnllv. In Iho
OVoimoll grove about two miles fiom
town. Hay rack wagons were provid
ed for Iho children and grown people
also , besides the many carriages-In
line Basket ball was ono of Iho at
tractions , besides oilier games , for the
iflornoon. A fine dinner was served
nt noon. About fi o'clock the people
wore ready to return homo , and about
thN lime a cloud appeared In the north
which haflonod the icturn. This
nroved to ho n wl"o move a-i n most
terrillc wind slorm developed Inside
of a half hour All reached shelter bo-
tore the storm broke.
Anyone could see from the fonrfnl
looking cloud which appeared In the
north and west , that a bad storm was
coming. The streets wore soon emp
tied of pedestrians and teams and
ready for what might come. It turned
out to be a dust storm hero. There
was no rain In town but there was a
quailor of a ml'e ' out. The wind pro
ceeded to tonr ono of the city wind
mills to pieces , doubling and twisting
It in all conceivable shapes. A large
door of a bain u.is torn off and moved
a dlftnnce and branches from tiees
were strewn about. It Is expected to
hear that the Ftorm was worse In oth
er places , as this poem > d to bo In the
very edge of the storm. It was the
nearest approach to a twister thnt has
been seen hero for many dpjn.
Mrs. John Wllhlte returned home
from her trip to Pot Hand this after
noon. She has b--i nwav omo ten
week ° , but th1" if Nebicsl'a M still all
A very bi d h " 1 s' ' m h.n jjst been
reported over the w.ie from O'N > 111.
All windows In the west and north
wore broken out , and everything cut
Miss Minnie Miller , who has been
spending her vacation in and neir
Portland has returned , and is now
ready for the schoolroom work once
more. She is ono of the graduates of
the high school , and has been ono of
I ho successful teachers since that
time , In the same schools.
Mrs. L. 10. nrook with her mother ,
j Mrs. Clark , was suddenly called to
Spencer , Iowa , by the death of a friend.
OUTRAGES START IN CHINA
Revival of Fanatical Antagonism to
Christians Reported from Yunan.
Vancouver , B. C. , Aug. 24. Word Is
received by the Kmpress of China oJ
an outrage in Yunan province , show
ing the revival of fanatical antag
onism to Christian colonization.
Official advices reaching Peking
state thnt a mob of 1,000 Buddhist
lamas , by n preconcerted arrange
ment to drive the Christians out of
their province , attacked the various
French Roman Catholic establish
ments on the coast of Sawaho , wreck
ing ono church and killing many
priests , the number being stated at
between eighteen and twenty-three ,
with others wounded. The French
minister at Peking has made strong
protests to the Chinese minister , de
manding effective punlshmenL
Ben F. Elbert Killed In Runaway.
DCS Molncs , Aug. 24. Ben F. El
bert , a prominent Iowa capitalist , met
death In a small river south of DCS
Molncs while driving. His team ran
away and Jumped off the bridge Into
the stream. Elbert was drowned be
fore assistance reached him. Elbert
carried life insurance aggregating
more than 1300,000 ,
YELLOW FEVER IS DEINQ CON"-
QUEUED DY SCIENCE.
NEW ORLEANS FEELO HOPEFUL
Steady Improvement Markn the Con
ditions In Infected Districts Cnso
Discovered In Railway Camp at
Drownsvlllc , Illinois.
Now Orleaim , Aug. 21. Yellow fever -
ver report : Now cases , fill ; deatlui , fi ;
total cases , l.fiMi ; total deaths , 2111 ;
new foci , 10 ; total foci , 1152 ; under
treatment , 1112.
Lltllo variation from Iho steady Im
provement of the past week marked
tlio numeilcal record of the yellow
There wan no news of a gloomy
character from the country. Past AH-
nlftant Surgeon Corput made a report
ol the work done In St. John and St.
ClmrlcH parishes , and thin Indicate ! )
thiif what threatened to bo a very
perloiiH group of foci him been con
The ( lunnintlnes this year have
fortunately been put on In a season of
summer dullness and If they are taken
off when tnido bet'omen active , the
only Inconvenience will como from
the obstruction ! ) to the free move
ment of passenger tnifllc.
Surgeon White , Chairman Janvier
of the citizens' commltteo , Hr. Bev
erly Warner , In charge of the ward
HiiporlnlondontH , and President Sou-
chen of tlio Ktato Inmrd of health
went to Baton Rouge for a confer
ence with Governor Blnnrhard Thn
trip won made at the suggestion of
Iho governor , who desired to know nt
( Irst hand the exact status hero of all
departments of the work.
Yellow Fever In Illinois ,
III. , Aug. 21. With
over flllll lalioiers exposed to Hie con
tag-Inn by a negro from Shreveport -
port , who ndrnllH that ho i-imio fiom
an Infected yellow fever point In Iho
south , and who now lies critically 111
with the fever at a camp near here ,
Hie people of Brownsville aie III fear
of the epidemic becoming general at
this point. Strict ipinrantlno regula
tions have been limtltMoi' " ' " '
_ ' !
TWO FATALITIES AT ST , JOSEPH
Thirteen Young Men Go Swimming
One Drowned , Ono Killed by Train.
St- Joseph , Aug. 24 , Two members
of a party of thlrtevn young men who
wont BWlmmlng In the Missouri river
lost their lives. Downy Darrow wan
walking down the railroad trunks Ui
Join tin ) others and In avoiding a
train stopptnl In front of another on
a parallel trach and was struck and
Instantly hilled. About thy same Umo
Carl Johnson got beyond his depth In
the river and was drowned. The boys
had Joked about there lx > lng thirteen
In the party , and Johnson volunteered
to carry t > ack any bad ncwn.
BARRICADE SAVES WOMAN
Muacatlne Farmer's Wife Besieged
Four Houro In Her Homo.
Muscatlne , la. , Aug. 21. The entire
countryside Is being beaten over by
posses of fanners armed with shot
guns , rifles and revolvers , searching
for u man supposed to be l < Vank Boyd ,
who for four hours stormed the bar
ricaded homo of Edward Rlnnert , a
farmer , In an effort to reach Mrs.
Hlnnert , against whom ho made
threats of death.
When the arrival of neighbors
frightened the man away Mrs. Rln
nert was overcome with the strain of
the long siege , In which she had the
care of two little children and the
support only of a chore hey , who had
lieea reduced to a state of terror by
the sight of the big knlfo which the
besieger brandished and threatened
U > UHO on all the occupants of the
nouso should ho gain entrance.
Hlnnert was away from homo and
the woman was In the dooryard when
the supposed lloyd , a laborer on an
adjoining farm , approached. Ho
spoke In a manner that frightened
her nnd she turned toward the house.
At this the man drew a big knife and
made threats to take her life. She ,
with the chore hey and the two chil
dren , one of whom was her own , went
Into the house and Into one of the
rooms , where she barricaded herself
with furniture. Time and again the
man attempted to enter the room , but
ho failed , while Mrs. Rinnert and the
children trembled in fear.
Ono of the woman's companions
was the child of a neighbor , who
came after It and as IIP drove Into
the yard the man who had been as
saultlng the house made his escape
nnd Mrs. Rlnnert was released.
Accidents to Linemen.
Cincinnati , Aug. 24. One lineman
was fatally Injured and another sort1
ously hurt In a strange series of accl
dents which occurred within a few
minutes. After seeing his friend , Jo
seph Bailey , shocked Into unconscious
ness by a live wlro nnd helping to
carry him down from the network of
wires on which ho had fallen , Frank
Garrctt , a fellow lineman , climbed a
polo a nquaro distant to locate the
trouble and received a shock which
threw him to the ground. Hli ekull
were fractured and t
THE CONDITION THE WEATHER
Tompernturc ( or Twenty-four Hour * .
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of tlio woatlior mi record-
oil for tlio 21 hourn ondliin at 8 n. in.
ItaromoloT 20.1)0 )
Italnriill . | fi
Kulnfnll Tor moiilli 11.21
Tcilal ralnrall for year 28.118
Chicago. AUK. HI. Tlio bulletin In-
sued by tlio Chicago illation of tlio
United Stilton weather liurcati thin
morning , given llto forocant for No-
lmrnlm an follown :
Fair tonight ami Kilday. Cooler to-
KniiBna n. F. D. Men Mooting.
Topoha , Kan. , Aug. 21. Tlio second
annual convention of Iho nnal mall
carrlnrn of Ililn iilnlo opened lioro thin
moinlng. ( ) \ ' ( > r ono Ihniiimnd mom-
horn of tlio organization anil Ilinlr
\\IVI-M anIn iitlondanco Tlio total
number of rural mull earrlorti In thin f
Htalo In ever l.tiOO and constantly In-
TROPHY OF THE AMERICAN POW
ER DOAT ASSOCIATION.
TWENTY OF THE FASTEST DOATS
Thouonncln of Pcrnonn Watched the
Progress of the Race from the
Score of Smnll lolnnd In Chlppcwn
Bay , New York.
fhlppown Hay. N. Y. . Aug. 21.
Twenty of Ilio fastest motor lioalH of
Iho country crossed Ilio titiirtln1 ; line
llilM morning wlien Ilio signal for tlio
diluting of Ilio opening I'aco for tlio
American 1'owor lion I assoclatlon'M
gold cup waH ilvcn. MiindiodH of
largo ami Hiuall nail of every dent-rip-
lion swarmed around Iho hay and near
Iho starling point off Hell Inland and
tlioiiHandK of persons watched tlio
proKi' RH of I lie rae'o from the HCOIO of
largo and small Islands which the com
pel Ing hoalH had to PMHH In tholr
course. Tlio course Is In a southwest-
crly direction HOVPI. nilloH to a point
near the mouth of Gooao hay , thence
with a turn to Ilio hack Hlrctch , which
IIIPH parallel to tlio llrHt lialf of tlio
courHo and lendn ptiRt Crnnadlor Jsliuid
and Park Inland back to Ilio ( Starting "
point with another turn , which mnkos
tlio total courHo fifteen mllcR. Each
contoHlnnt has to cover the course
twice at each race.
The Gold cup , offered by the Amor-
lean I'owor Iloat aHBoclatlon was first
won for the Columbia Y. C. by Prlco
Mc'Klnney with his Standard. lyiist
year It was won from the N. Y. Y. C.
by tlio Chlppowa Yacht club with Wil
lis Sharpe Kilmer's VIngt-ot-Un II.
Tlio N. Y. Y. C. Is determined to win
hack the trophy If possible and en
tered as MR challenger Andr J Masso-
net's fin-horsepower Panhard II. Tlio
Frontcnac Yacht club Is also nmbl-
HOUR to win the trophy and nt the
race this morning was represented by
the T. K. R. owned by A. n. and W. W.
UlchardHon of Dover , Del. After the
race this evening the visiting clubmen
will be the guests of the Chlppowa
Yacht club. The races will officially
close on Saturday at sunset.
GENERAL MINERJN THE STAND
8aya He Wanted Mrs. Taggart to
Leave to Effect a Reconciliation.
Woostcr , O. , Aug. 24. General
Miner was again on the witness stand
In the Tnggart divorce case. The
muster roll was exhibited for the
month of July , 19'i3 ' , and was identi
fied by Miner. It showed that Tag-
gnrt was "sick In the hospital July 2-
to July 8 , 1903 , of disease contracted
In line of duty. " It also adds : "Ar-
lest July 2 July 8 , 1903. Released
July 8 , l'.mi ' : , and nlaced In command
of company. "
The plaintiff sought to show that ,
although Miner charged Taggart with
being crazy when ho was placed In
the hospital , Taggart was taken out
and placed In command of his com
General Minor reiterated that ho
did not confine Taggart for ncuto
alcoholism , but for the purpose of observing -
serving his mental condition.
General Minor asserted that ho ful
ly expected to see a reconciliation
the last time ho saw Mrs. Tagcrart.
"As a peacemaker , did you think It
would effect n reconciliation to send
Mrs. Tncgart away and have her take
her children away ? " the general was
'I thought that If she went away
she would he better able to quietly
think the matter over nnd feel moro
llko a reconciliation , " was the reply.
Asleep Over Seven Weeks.
Mnrblwlltown. la. . Aug. 24. Forever
over seven weeks , \V. F. Burkes , aged
thirty-two , of Mason City has been
asleep , not waking at any Umo to
recognize any of the friends about
him. Burkes la a telegraph operator.
Although ho is said to be in good
health and sleeping a natural sleep ,
he Is slowly approaching what
almost certain death.
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