The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, June 27, 1900, Image 1

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: Chinese and International Forces Engage
in Sharp Fighting.
Eight Hundred Americans Are Ami
Defeadrrs of IXcsieced Cliy Shaar,
Director of Telegraph, Cable. That
Foreign Ministers Are Safe.
. LONDON, June 23. The silence of
Pekln continues unbroken. Four
' .thousand men of the allied forces were
having sharp defensive fighting at Tien
Tsin Tuesday and Wednesday, with a
..Prospect of being reinforced on Thurs
day. This is the situation in China as
set forth in the British government
, dispatch.
"Eight hundred Americans are tak-
. ing part in the fighting at Tien Tsin,"
say the Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express in his cable oi last even
ing, "and they apparently form a part
of a supplementary force, arriving with
Germans and British after the conflict
started. It is impossible to estimate
the number of the Chinese there, but
. they had a sui prising number of guns."
The information appears to have
been brought by the Jnitcd States gun
boat Nashville to Che Foo and tele
graphed thence to Shanghai. The Chi
nese are deserting Shanghai in large
numbers and going into tne interior.
Iteports from native sources continue
to reach Shanghai of anarchy In Pekln.
According to these tales the streets are
filled day and night with Boxers, who
are wholly beyond the control of the
Chinese troops and who are working
themselves up to a frenzy and clamor
ing for the death of all foreigners.
The English consulate at Shanghai is
said to have received from influential
natives reports of a tragedy in the
palace at Pekin, though precisely what
it is is not defined. The consulate
thinks tuat Admiral Seymour, com
mander of the interantional relief col
umn, was misled by information from
Pekin, and consequently underesti
mated the in his way and
the Chinese power of resistance with
Maxim guns and Mausers, ihe consuls
at Shanghai still believe the foreign
ministers at Pekin safe, although Jap
anese reports received at Shangha. al
lege that up to June 15, 100 foreigners
had been killed In Pekin.
The Daily Express says: "We un
derstand that Mr. Reginald Thomas
secretary of the British embassy in
Washington, is to succeed Sir Claude
McDonald at Pekin and that the rea
son of Sir Caude's recall is the break
down of his health."
A special dispatch from Vienna says:
"Li Hung Chang has wired the vari
ous Chinese legations in Europe direct
ing them to inform the governments
to which they are accredited that he is
called to Pekin by the empress to act
as inteimediary between China and
- the powers to negotiate a settlement of
the points at issue, and he instructs
them to beg the powers to facilitate
his mission by declining to send fur
ther troops to China.
Sheng. director of teiegraphs, wires
from Shanghai to the Chinese legations
in Europe that the foreign legations in
Pekin arc safe. It is reported that the
British government will send 1.500 ma
rines to China, and possibly, accord
ing to some of the morning papers.
iu.000 of the regulars now with Lord
Bapposed That Logan Will Leave for
Tttkn on the ?4th.
WASHINGTON. June 23. Quarter
master General Ludington has receiv
ed a cable message from Colonel Mil
ler, ouartermaster at Manila, saying
that the transport Hancock, which had
been unavoidably detained by contin
uance of storms, had sailed on June
19 for San Francisco, and that the
transport Wan en. which had been or
dered south by the major general com
manding, would sail from Manila for
San Francisco on June 1.
No mention was made of the trans
port Logan, but it is supposed that it
will be ready to start from Manila on
June 24 with the Ninth infantry for
Taku. as previously predicted by Gen
eral MacArthur. It is understood here
that the movement of the regiment to
Manila from Tarlac, Concepcion and
other stations on the Manila & Dagu
pan railway has been delayed by the
prevalence of severe storms in the in
terior. Arrested for Swindling-.
NEW YORK. June 23. Edward M.
Logan and Charles P.'Coates, alias
Charles M. Smtih, who were arrested
several days ago on a charge of swind
ling merchants in this city and other
cities out of thousands of dollars, were
irraigned in the Center court before
Magistrate Medio today. It is said that
seventy-five victims have been found.
The men were arrested on a specific
charge of swindling, in connection with
a store at Peekskill. Detectives brought
into court two large bags filled with
Witnesses from different cities testi
fied to sending goods to the store run
by the prisoners in Peekskill and later
in Philadelphia. Among the companies
represented to have lost are the Le
high Shoe company, the McPhall Piano
company of Boston and others. The
prisoners were held in 6,000 ball, each
for further examination on next Mon
day. Railroad Transferred.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June 23.
There was filed in the office of the
county recorder of Macoupin county
today a deed from Stuart Brown, mas-ter-in-chancery
of the United States
circuit court for the Southern dis
trict of Illinois, to Charles H. Helm
enz of St. Louis, Mo., conveying the
Litchfield. Carrollton ft Western rail
road property, which runs from
Quincy to Litchfield, for the sum of
$85,000. Also a deed for Charles H.
Heimenz and Clara Heimenz, his wife,
to Edwin S. Layman, conveying the
tame property for tne sum of $175,000.
Whole Towa After a Keg-re.
ROCKPORT. Ind.. June 23. Theo
dore Gunsauld narrowly escaped lynch
ing here. Last Wednesday Grant Rosa,
colored, was charged with insulting
a white woman aad the town was ex.-.
cited over the Blatter. Gunsauld In
defending Ross made remarks that
were considered as a reflection on all
white women of the town, and when
he discovered that a mob was being
collected to take him. he got out of
town. There is much excitement, and
it heUeved Gunsauld would be
lynched if he could be found. -
Lord Koberu to Mot Coaceralag HImmU
With Enter aad Moth.
LONDON, June 23. General Steyn's
force in the Orange River colony are
for the time drawing most of the at
tention of Lord Roberts, rather to the
neglect of Commandant General Louis
Botha and President Kruger.
The severance between the Trans
vaal and the Orange River colony was
completed yesterday, as Lord Roberts
said it would be by the arrival of Gen
eral fuller's advance guard, under
Lord Dundonald, at Standertoa. The
wide knot around the 6,000 or 8,000
men under General Steyn will not con
tract. Adroit maneuvering and brisk
fighting are likely to take place, be
cause until all resistance south of the
Vaal is at an end. the British line of
communication will not be safe.
President Kruger's principal condi
rendered to General Baden-Powell, are
back on their farms and working
peacefully. General Baden-Powell
rode with only 300 men from Mafekinc.
and he made the last section of his
ride to Pretoria with only thirty-five.
Lord-Roberts met him in the outskirts
of the town and escorted him to the
General DeWet's farm houses have
been burned by the British. General
Buller has issued a special order eulo
gizing the services of Strathcona's
Captain Jones and the brigade from
H. M. S. Forte have been ordered back
to the ship at the admiral's request.
President Kruger,s principal condi
tion for immediate peace is that he be
allowed to stay in the country.
There are 5,000 British sick and
wounded at Pretoria.
Mrs. Reitz, wife of the Transvaal
state secretary, and her family, who
arrived here enroute for Europe, had
so little money that tne Dutch consul
purchased second class steamship tick
ets for them.
rroeeedlag. for Neely'. Removal to Caba
Are to Be Taken.
WASHINGTON, June 23. It is un
derstood that the United States at
torney at New York will take action
within the next day or two looking to
the prompt removal of Neely, the al
leged embezzler of Cuban postal
funds, to Havana for trial. Judge La
combe, before whom the case will be
brought, expects to leave New York on
July 2 and it is his wish that the mat
ter be disposed of before his departure.
Some days ago the government sent to
Havana for copies of papers wanted
in the case; also for a certified copy
of article 401 of the old Spanish-Cuban
laws against the crime of embezzle
ment. These papers have been re
ceived and forwarded to United States
Attorney Burnett, who will prosecute
the case.
There are two indictments against
Neely, one for violation of articles 401
of the Spanish-Cuban laws and the
other is under sections 33 to 57 of
the Cuban postal code. The former
case is said to be the stronger and it is
probable that he will be tried first un
der the indictment for violating arti
cle 401. Officials here expect that Nee
ly's counsel will take the case to the
United States supreme court.
Mile. Say. the Government Will Care for
Its Citizens In China.
CLEVELAND, June 23. General
Nelson A. Miles, who came here to
witness a test of the recently invented
McClain ordnance, in an interview re
garding the Chinese question, is quot
ed as saying:
"Our government will be prompt to
act in that matter as soon as the true
rituation Is learned. This country
will be equal to the emergency, and
when decisive action is taken it will be
of such a character as to be effective.
The trouble in China is most serious
and the result is most difficult to pre
dict. What is likely to result from
the uprising is certainly a very serious
"The United States will send enough
troops to China to protect the Ameri
cans there and American interests.
More troops than those already detail
ed will be sent to China speedily if
the situation demands. The dignity
and rights of the government will be
Blonder of Postoalee Department.
WASHINGTON, June 23. It has
been discovered that through an error
committed in the state department
there is now no postmaster for the
position of postmaster at Honolulu.
Several weeks ago the president nom
inated John M. Oats for the position
of postmaster at that place and the
nomination was confirmed by the sen
ate. It is now learned that the man
appointed is the brother of the one
whom it was intended should fill the
position. Joseph M. Oats was formerly
postmaster general of Hawaii and the
intention was to give htm tne office
at Honolulu, but through an error the
name of his brother John was sent to
the senate. John M. Oats lives at San
Francisco and has no desire to go to
Honolulu. The commission will be
cancelled and Joseph M. Oats will be
Are Holdlas; Their Owa.
CARACAS, Venezuela, June 23. The
Colombian revolutionists have occu
pied Baucaramanga, on the Venezue
lan frontier. Cacuta, a town in the de
partment of Santander, also on the
Venezuelan frontier, continues in pos
session of the revolutionists.
Roosevelt Will Not Reslca.
NEW YORK. June 23. B. B. Odell,
jr.. chairman of the republican state
committee, had his attention directed
to the statement of an ardent partisan
of Lieutenant Governor Woodruff that
Governor Roosevelt would proably re
sign, making way for Woodruff in the
executive office, the expected result be
ing the nomination of Mr. Woodruff
for governor. Mr. Odell said: "Gov
ernor Roosevelt will not resign. He
will serve out his term as Grover
Cleveland did when he was nominated
for president. There is no reason why
he should resign."
Mast Fay rare to Kaasas City.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 23. The ex
ecutive officers of all the lines running
into Kansas City have decided that no
free transportation shall be issued to
o." from Kansas City on account of
the democratic national convention,
July 4. This is imperative and no ex
ception will be made under any cir
cumstances. The railroads feel that
very liberal concessions have already
been made in the way of special re-
Sduced rates for the Kansas City con
vention aad they cannot afford' to car
1 ry anybody tree.
McXinley and Rooeevelt Are Leaden for
the Eepublican Party.
FecllBg ' the People Finds Vent la At
most Riotoa. Oatbarst Delegate,
aad Spectator. All Cheer Work of th.
Twelfth Repabllcaa CoareaUoB.
Pmi.AnRI.PHTA Ttim. 99 MoKIn-
I ley was nominated by acclamation at
12:44. The roll was called and each
state voted for McKinley all the way
down the roll.
1:59 p. m. Roosevelt unanimously
nominated for vice president.
The convention adjourned sine die at
llX P. m
PHILADELPHIA, June 22. Presi
dent McKinley was unanimously re
nominated for president of the United
States by the republican national con
vention at 2:44 o'clock yesterday and
an hour and ten minutes later Gov
ernor Roosevelt of New York was
unanimously selected to stand beside
him in the coming bajttle.
The scenes attending the selection
were tumultuous. Such unanimous
demonstrations in honor of the nomi
nee of a national convention have not
been equalled perhaps in the history
of politics in this country. It was a
love feast, a jubilee, a ratification
There was a setting of the spectacu
lar performance. Bright peonies at tne
end of the stage made the brightest of
color. There were no preliminaries.
The wrangle expected over tne ques
tion of reducing the representation in
the south was averted by the with
drawal of ex-Senator Quay's proposi
tion. The great ball became quiet as
Senator Lodge, standing before 15,000
eager faces, gavel in hand, announced
that nominations for president of the
United States were in order. The read
ing clerk advanced to the front of the
platform. He was about to call the
roll of states for the presentation of
candidates. When Alabama was
called a thin, red-whiskered delegate
from that state arose and surrendered
the first right to speak to Ohio.
Amidst a tumult of applause Senator
Foraker went to the platform and
when quiet was restored began to
speak first thanking Alabama for its
courtesy in yielding, but attributing
that fact to the overwhelming popu
larity of the candidate. As Mr. For
aker continued he was repeatedly in
terrupted with cheers.
His announcement that the nomina
tion of McKinley was equal to an elec
tion in November brought vociferous
cheers, the gallery spectators joining
in the enthusiastic demonstration.
The impatient audience called for a
vote, it apearing that there would be
no other candidates. It took some min
utes to restore order, Chairman Lodge
vigorously pounding his desk and ap
pealing to the assemblage.
Just as Alabama was called, the first
state on the roll call, ex-Senator Quay
started out of the hall and there was
a disturbance of cheers. Partial order
was restored and the roll call pro
ceeded, each delegation as called cast
ing their votes for Roosevelt unani
mously. At the conclusion of the call Chair
man Lodge announced that Governor
Roosevelt himself, who refrained from
Roosevelt had received 929 votes, one
ing. This delegate was Governor
delegate in the convention not vot
voting with the New York delegation.
Chairman Lodge's announcement
that Governor Roosevelt had been
nominated for vice president evoked
a burst of applause that fairly shook
the great steel-girdled building to its
This closed the final business and at
2:24, on motion of Mr. Sereno E.
Payne of New York, the repubican na
tional convention of 1900 adjourned
sine die.
Roberta Is Foand Guilty.
SALT LAKE, Utah, June 22. The
jury in the case of b. H. RoDerts, on
trial for unlawful cohabitation, re
turned a verdict of guilty. Roberts,
in an agreed statement of facts put be
fore the jury, admitted that he entered
into a polygamous marriage with Mag
gie B. Shipp and lived with her and
his legal wife, Sarah Louisa. It Is
claimed that Roberts relies on the su
preme court to reverse the verdict on
technical grounds.
Fatal Fire ia Roaad Hoase.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., June 22. The
Southern Pacific roundhouse at Kern
City was burned and the remains of
Patrick Quinn and Byrd Gilmore, em
ployes, were found in the debris. They
were killeu by the explosion of an oil
tank, which started the fire. The loss
to tne railroad company will amount
to 1400,000. Twelve engines were de
stroyed. Loar. Distance Weddlar
PRINCETON, Ind., June 22. Rob
ert Lockhart of Covington, Tenn., and
Miss Katherine Cline of Patoke, this
county, were married at noon today
by.long distance telephone. Coving
ton is 30 miles south of here and has
direct telephone connection. The
marriage was set for today, but owing
to business matters the groom could
not leave home.
Hlxth Cavalry for Manila
ST. LOUIS, June 22. Troop M of
the Sixth cavalry, Captain Cabell
commanding, departed from Jefferson
barracks today on a special train over
the Missouri Pacific road for San
Francisco, whence it will sail for Ma
nila as soon as transports can be se
cured. At the same time 234 horses belong
ing to the troop were loaded on a
special stock train and shipped to
Portland, where a transport bound
for Manila awaits them. An officer
and twenty-seven men accompanied
the stock.
Desperate Sltaat'ea at Kamassi.
ACCRA, June 22. Sir Frederick
Hodgson, governor of Gold Coast col
ony, according to reports from Ku
massi, was wounded in the shoulder
during a recent sortie from .the fort.
It is also rumored that eight officers
were killed. Provisions at Kumassi
are scarce and there are many wound
ed. The investment is so complete
that no one is able to leave. Great
privations are endured by the native
population. Day by day the noeltion
is becoming more precarious and )
there are no prospects of relief, j
CklaoM RtSemea Hak. Ua.aecM.fal At
tack ob Meaoeaey.
LONDON, June 22. The United
States gunboat Monocacy was two
miles up the Pel Ho river when the
international fleet began the bombard
ment of the Taku forts. According to
the Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Express it was shot through the
bows. The correspondent says that
Chinese riflemen on both banks of the
river attacked it, but unsuccessfully.
The scantiness of authentic informa
tion with regard to the situation con
tinues. Admiral Kempff's dispatch announc
ing that Tien Tsin was being bom
barded was prominently used by the
London papers and commented upon
as indicating a change for the worse.
The British admiralty does not be
lieve the report of the death of Ad
miral Seymour, commander of the in
ternational relief column, and semi
official assurances are given that there
seems to be not the slightest evidence
to back up such a report. It is pointed
out that Admiral Seymour had suffi
cient supplies to enable him to get to
Pekin or to get back.
"We are hopeful," says the semi
official announcement, "that since he
has not done the latter he has done
the former."
A dispatch to the Associated Press
from Shanghai uated yesterday was:
"The consuls met today to consider
the situation, which in the absence of
news from Pekin is looked upon as
particularly threatening. Grave fears
still exist as to the safety of the Eu
ropeans in Pekin. It was agreed to
wire to the senior consul at Che Foo
to communicate with the senior officers
at Taku, asking for immediate assist
ance in communicating directly wit
Pekln, which they believe can be
brought about through Sheng, director
of telegraphs. They advise that Sheng
be asked to explain the interruption
of communications.
The stoppage of trade has thrown
10,000 coolies out of work at Shanghai
nuriNO pcace proposals.
Those at Maalla Submit Term, to Mae
Arthar Which are Accepted.
MANILA, June 22. Two hundred
Filipinos met this morning in Manila
to determine honorable and decorous
methods for securing peace. The re
sults were submitted this evening to
General MacArthur, who accepted
The leaders of the meeting will use
their influence to induce Aguinaldo
to accept the arrangements. If they
are successful, as they hope to be,
they believe Aguinaldo will issue or
ders in conjunction with the Ameri
can authorities, for the cessation of
The meeting, which was the first of
the kind since the days of the Fili
pino congress, was composed of the
distinctly revolutionary element, the
"Americanists" being lacking. Thirty
political prisoners were released from
jail this morning in order to attend.
Noted Rasslan Minister Stricken With
ST. PETERSBURG, June 22. The
Russian minister of foreign affairs,
Count Muravieff, is dead.
Count Muravieff had just finished
his morning cup of coffee and bad or
dered his lunch when he fell in an
apoplectic fit and expired in a few
minutes, between 9 and 10 o'clock.
PARIS, June 22. M. Delcasse, the
French foreign minister, on learning
of the death of Count Muravieff, im
mediately wired the French ambassa
dor to Russia, Marquis De Montebello,
instructions to express to the Russian
government the "deep sorrow felt by
the government of the republic for
the loss of this devoted servant of
Russia, who was also a true and en
lightened friend of France."
Less Pay for Fighting.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22. Tho
impression prevails in the paymaster
general's office, war department, that
the Ninth infantry which is to proceed
from Manila to China, will incur sub
stantial money loss in doing so. By
the act of May 26 last, congress pro
vided that the United States troops on
duty in the Philippines, Porto Rico and
Cuba should be allowed 10 per cent ad
ditional for the officers and 20 per
cent additional for the privates. As
China is not one of the places specified
where additional pay may be given, the
Ninth infantry will lose a very sub
stantial sum of money by being called
into extra hazardous service.
Increased Pay for Navy.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.
The Navy department has issued a
general order under the terms of the
last appropriation act increasing the
pay of naval officers on shore in Porto
Rico, Cuba, the Philippine islands,
Hawaii and Alaska by 10 per cent
and for the enlisted men of the ma
rine corps ashore at those places 20
per cent. Same increase to be com
puted from May 26 last.
Both Colamns at Pekia.
BRUSSELS, June 22. The Petit
Bleu states that a telegram was re
ceived yesterday by an important
Brussels firm from China, saying that
Admiral Seymour's relieving force and
the Russian column entered Pekin si
multaneously. The legations were re
ported intact and all the Belgian resi
dents are said to be safe.
Rate Committees Meet.
CHICAGO, June 22. By an agree
ment entered into at the meeting of
the presidents of the western roads in
this city, the rate-making power of all
lines will be vested entirely in the ex
ecutive officers of,' the roads. No line
party to the agreement will have pow
er to issue a new rate sheet until it has
been submitted to the local committee
where the business originates and has
the approval of the highest executive
officer in charge of the traffic of the
interested roads.
Japan's Secret Preparations.
LONDON, June 22. The Daily Mail,
in its second edition, published the
following from Yakohama, dated yes
terday: "Great secrecy is maintained regard
ing Japan's military preparations. Fif
teen large transports have already
been chartered and eighteen warships
are mobilizing. A field post service
from Taku to Pekin is being organ
ized here and will proceed immediate
ly. Chinese military students are leav
ing Japan."
Ton; Farmer's Harrow Escape iron
Death Hear Auburn.
Oxford W1U Have a New School Ralldlaf
liOap River Bridge. Near Rarw.ll
Are Lost la a Flood Llghtaias; Kill.
Yoaas; Mas Near Osmaad.
AUBURN, Neb., June 22. Fred Dy
sart, a young farmer residing about
five miles northeast of this city, in at
tempting to cross through the floods
which cover the Little Nemaha river
bottom here, missed the graded road
and got into the ditches at the side of
the road and into the wire rence adja
ceat. He was thrown from his horse,
soby-8tanders state, at about the time
the horse left the grade, but clung to
the saddle horn. The barb-wire fence
ripped his boot from top to heel, caus
ing very serious and possibly perma
nent injury to the limb. But for the
assistance of persons who were near he
undoubtedly would have been
drowned. He was returned here as
quickly as possible, but nearly bled to
death before medical attendance could
be had.
mils' Wife Has Faith.
BLAIR, Neb., June 22. Mrs. Hills,
the young Nebraska wife of Rev. Row
land P. Hills, who was arrested at
Tacoma, Wash., about two months ago,
is now in jail in Blair under a charge
of bigamy preferred by his English
wife, arrived here and, in company
with her brother from Florence, vis
ited Hills in the jail. At the time
of his arrest in Tacoma she was left
with her friends there, where she has
remained to the present time. She
will make her home with her parents
in Florence until the trial of Hills Is
over. She trusts implicity in the rev
erend gentleman and both express
themselves as satisfied that he will be
Death of aa OldSettler.
CRETE, Neb., June 22. Mr. T. A.
Beard died at the age of eighty-two, at
his home in Crete. The late Mr.
Beard was one of the first settlers in
this city, having come to Crete in the
early days. He had lived in Crete for
about thirty years. He leaves an aged
wife who still resides in Crete. The
late Mr. Beard filled the office of post
master in this city during two admin
istrations. While in that position his
duties were performed very accepta
bly. Ask Bid. on School Ralldlag.
OXFORD, Neb., June 22. The bundl
ing committee appointed by the Board
of Education to superintend the con
struction of the proposed addition to
the school house here is now ready
to receive bids for the same. The
plans and specifications call for three
large rooms of brick. It is hoped to
begin the work the early part of the
coming month.
Bridces Are Washed Away.
BURWELL, Neb., June 22. The re
cent high waters took out two of the
Loup river bridges near town and peo
ple are now compelled to ford the river
to get to town. This makes It Incon
venient, because about twenty miles
of country is cut off. The Loup river
was higher than it has been for twen
ty years.
KlUed by Lightning
OSMOND, Neb., June 22. Guy C.
Blackmer, 19 years old, son of A. M.
Blackmer of this place, was Instantly
killed by lightning in an electrical
storm. His young brother was in the
spring seat of the wagon, but did not
feel the shock, while Guy, who was
standing back of him about two feet :u
the wagon box, was killed.
flowe Clt:zen Attempts Saiclde.
STELLA, Neb., June 22. William
Kite of Howe tried to commit suicide
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in a fit
of melancholy brought on by the re
cent death of his only boy. He cut
an ugly gash across his throat. Physi
cians from Stella and Auburn nave
been sent for.
Beatrice Fight in Court.
BEATRICE. Neb., June 22. Nellie
Alvord and Mrs. Audreye De Wolf, as
sistant matron and teacher at the In
stitute for the Feebleminded, have be
gan suit for $10,000 against C. W. Stew
art, W. H. Dearing and'McEntee Tor
assault during the melee at the insti
tute last Friday noon.
Man and Horses Killed
ADAMS, Neb., June 22. Luke Pet
erson, working for Paul Sorenson, six
miles south of town, was killed by
lightning about 6 o'clock Saturday
evening. Six head of horses were also
killed by the same bolt They were In
a barn, which caught fire. The blaze
was extinguished.
Hart-nan Taken to Penitentiary.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., June 22.
Sheriff W. D. Wheeler has taken Fred
Hartman, the young man who was sen
tenced to two years in the penitentiary
by Judge Paul Jessup for robbing the
home of Mike Mauzy, to Lincoln. The
Cass county jail is now vacant.
New Mill for Red Clond
RED CLOUD, Neb., June 22.
Ground has been broken for the "erec
tion of a new steam flouring mill, 36x
60 feet and three stories high, with a
capacity for making eighty barrels of
flour per day. The mill is being erect
ed by Mr. R. B. Kummer. He has pur
chased the latest improved machinery
and the mill will be equipped with all
modern improvements. This is an en
terprise that has long been needed. in
Red Cloud and will be a great conven
ience to the farmers.
Street Fair for North Platte.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., June 22.
The Commercial club met recently and
after fully discussing the prospects for
the proposed street fair decided in
favor of the project and fixed the week
commencing September 3 as the time
for holding it. A committee or the
club, which has made a partial can
vass of the local business men, report
ed that $1,200 bad already been sub
scribed and that 9600 more could be
secured. This will make a total of
$1,800 as a fund to start the enterprise
and it is felt that with this amount the
success of the fair will be assured.
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Saeare Miles From Nebraska.
JACKSON, Neb., June 23. An armed
band of South Dakota farmers was on
guard yesterday while a channel was
cut through Rininger's neck, or as it
is known on the maps, Bruighers Bend.
South Dakota swooped down on Ne
braska, switched the channel of the
Missouri and new 200 Nebraskans are
on an island in South Dakota made
up of about 12,000 acres of the best
farming land in the world, which has
heretofore been the domain of the
Antelope state.
Intense excitement prevails over the
affair, but it has been a bloodless war
so far. The men who formed the in
vading army are well known and un
disguised, so arrests will follow at
At present South Dakota is victor
ious and has forcibly annexed
square miles of fertile Nebraska soil.
Five miles north of Jackson the
Missouri makes its big bend across
Reninger's neck. It is but eighty feet
wide, while the river must flow fifteen
miles around.
The farmers on the Dakota side have
lost hundreds of acres of fine farms
and for two years have made vigorous
night efforts to cut the channel
through at the neck. Within ten days
twice has a ditch been cut across and
again filled up.
Thursday night at 9 o'clock thirty
two husky Dakota farmers all heavily
armed and equipped with dynamite
and intrenching tools, crossed the
river and by working all night opened
a ditch twenty feet wide and fourteen
feet deep.
All this forenoon a strict guard was
maintained and no one save one farm
er going for medicine was allowed to
cross. A rapid stream was crossing
through, which is eighty feet had a fall
of eight feet. The heavy gumbo soil,
twenty feet in thickness prevented
fast cutting.
Across the raging waters seventeen
heavily armed men were on guard,
while over the river in Dakota were
fifteen more. A half hour later they
embarked in boats and rapidly rowed
Another half hour and the rrlghtened
neighboring farmers began to gather
while Sheriff Sides and Constable
Daley, heavily armed, came too late
to make any arrests. From the wil
lows of the adjacent Dakota shore and
distant row boats the Dakotans kept
strict watch, though but one shot was
fired. A vigorous effort was made to
fill the channel with trees, rcJcks,
brush and dirt, but with the force of
Niagara all were swept away.
Considerable fear is entertained lest
there be exceedingly high water at
Sioux City. No suffering will come to
those on the newly made island, as
all the farmers were heavily provi
sioned for just such an emergency.
Their successful attempt recalls a
similar night raid by Nebraska Ger
man farmers eighteen years ago, when
their farms were being washed away
at night. They cut a channel across
Sioux Point in Dakota, forming Mc
Cook lake and shifting the channel to
eight miles of Daktoa shore, where it
still remains.
What results the present serious
change in the channel will effect are
unknown. Some predict dire harm,
while others think benefit will accrue.
Thus far the war has been bloodless,
though many threats have been made.
The leading conspirators are Known
and arrests will speedily follow, and
tonight some 200 of Nebraska best cit
izens are South Dakotans by conquest.
Incendiaries at Wrt 1'oltit.
WEST POINT, Neb., June 23. The
old frame livery barn which was re
cently moved to make room for a
brick stable on Main street, the prop
erty of Julius Thiele, was destroyed
by fire last night. The incendiary was
seen by a citizen escaping from the
barnyard a few minutes before the fire
started, but was not recognized. West
Point has one or more firebugs, whose
hobby seems to be the burning of
barns and warehouses, no attempts as
yet having been made to fire dwelling
houses. The citizens have organized
themselves into a vigilance committee
for the detection of the perpetrators
of these outrages and are prepared
to make if very warm for the guilty
party if caught.
Bridegroom Meets With Accident.
OSCEOLA, Neb., June 23 Rev. Fris
by L. Rasp of Atchison, Mo., who came
here to be married to Miss Alice Jjik-s
of this place, met with a severe acci
dent while riding from the court house,
where he had procured the marriage
license. He was driving a team of
spirited horses, which became fright
ened and ran away. Rasp was thrown
out and his right leg broken below the
knee. He also sustained other Injur
ies of less serious nature.
Large Crowd at Chautauqua.
BEATRICE, Neb., June 23. A large
attendance is reported at the Chautau
qua and many visitors from around
the state are coming in to go into
camp during the session. John Dewitt
Miller was the main attraction and
today Prof. Riddell and the Wesleyan
quartet will be the principal enter
tainers. Hotel Changes Hands.
CHADRON, Neb., June 23. A real
estate transfer of considerable import
ance has occurred here. The large
Blaine hotel, which has been managed
for a number of years by E. D. Satter
lee, passed into the hands of Fred
Boy Foaad Unconscious.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., June 23. A
young lad named Mateer, nephew or
Sam Henderson, was found living on
the sidewalk near the Second ward
school building in an unconscious con
dition. Soldiers Earoato West.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., June 23. An
extra trainload of soldiers and supplies
passed through here at 8 p. m. on the
Denver line for the far west. There
were seven or eight passenger coaches
and several carloads of stock and sup
plies. Street Fair for Nebraska City.
NEBRASKA CITY, June 23. At a
meeting of business men held here it
was decided to hold a street fair this
fall. A sum of money sufficient to
make the event a success will be
raised at once.
Charge Made Against Chiaese Gevcra
meat by Germaa Omclals.
BERLIN, June 21. "The responsi
bility of the Chinese government for
recent events," said a high official of
the foreign office today, "is now clearly
proved. It has been ascertained that
10,000 Chinese troops who deserted to
the Boxers did so under the direct
orders of the Chinese government. The
promotion to the highest positions of
notoriously anti-European officials also
points in the same direction. This is
the war of China against all foreign
ers, including Germans, and the point
now is to go aheau vigorously, quickly
and resolutely, no matter what the
final outcome may be."
An inspired article in today's Kreuz
Zeitung says: "Prompt and effective
measures may be taken, even if a vol
unteers corps from the regular army
is sent out. as the present German
forces are insufficient."
The Berliner Tageblatt, which relia
bly reflects the view of political circles
"A.paw.exwUca is
unable in time of peace to promote
envoys accredited to it from its own
subjects, has ceased to exist as a state.
We do not doubt that all the cabinets
are inspired by a determination to save
what can be saved."
The government has ordered the
German consul at Che Foo to establish
a hospital service by sea between Che
Foo and Taku immediately. The gun
boat Luchius, which arrived at Kiel
yesterday destined for South America,
has been ordered to proceed to China
and is hastily preparing to sail tomor
row. The new armored cruiser, Fuerst
Bismarch, is under orders to be ready
to sail for Chinese waters within a
week. The naval authorities in the
shipyards at Kiel are showing extra
ordinary activity. An order has been
issued directing that marines whose
terms of service expire next month
shall be retained in the service. Major
General von Hoepfer will command
the battalion of marines sent to China.
British Admiral Fore His Way From
Coast to the Ctpltal.
LONDON, June 21. A news agency
dispatch from Shanghai, dated June 20,
"After an arduous march and fre
quent fighting with the Chinese Vice
Admiral Seymour arrived at Pekin
Sunday afternoon. On five occasions
the Chinese attacked the column in
great force. There were many mounted
men among the Chinese, but most of
the natives were badly armed. At
times they fought with admirable cour
age and bravery. The losses of the
Chinese during the march are estimat
ed at 500 killed. The losses of the for
eigners were trifling.
"The exact state of affairs inside
Pekin it is impossible to describe, in
view of the many conflicting reports,
nothing having been received from the
legations or foreigners there.
"Surprise is expressed at the fact
that a large force of Indian troops has
not been ordered here."
The British admiralty has received
a cablegram from Rear Admiral Bruce
dated Taku, June 18, via Chefoo, June
20. After a mere mention of the cap
ture of the forts at Taku Admiral
Bruce adds: "The Chinese admiral
was present with the allied fleet, his
flag flying from a cruiser. At a meet
ing June 17 he agreed to anchor with
the fleet, putting out his fires. No
news from the commander-in-chief and
the advance guard. Heavy firing was
iieard at Tien Tsin the night of June
In conclusion Adimral Bruce says:
"Three thousand Russian troops com
manded by a major general are here.
My communication with the allied
forces are most harmonious."
Boer President Said to Be on Sea, With
Substitute la Car.
LONDON, June 21.-4:20 a. m. A
member of the British House of Com
mons, who has had an important con
nection with South Africa, is telling
the story of a telegram alleged to have
been received from Capetown, which
says that Mr. Kruser lias really es
caped and is already on the seas bound
for Europe and that the person occu
pying the executive car is not Mr.
Kruger, but is a substitute.
The British have penetrated the
Transvaal territory as far as Machado
dorp. Passengers who arrived at Lou
renzo Marquez tell of heavy artillery
being engaged and that the Boers
abandoned Machadodorp, retreating
northward. President jiruger is still
at Ukmaar. Boer bulletins regarding
General Dewet's operations along Lord
Roberts' line of communication assert
that two convoys were captured and
30 workmen with fifty military men
taken prisoners.
it is reported from Lourenzo Mar
quez that a resident of Koomatipoort
has been arrested and shot by the
Boers for complicity in the breakdown
of the Malana bridge.
President Kruger's unstamped sov
ereigns have been offered for sale in
Lourenzo Marquez at 20 shillings.
Advices from Pretoria, dated June
17, say that an official warning has
been issued to the effect that any fur
ther wrecking of communications will
be followed by the demolition of the
farms on both sides.
Hodgson is Reported Well.
The garrison at Kumassi is still on
half rations. Sir Frederick Hodgson,
governor of the Gold Coast colony,
and his wife, who are besieged there,
are well. The Ashanti ammunition Is
giving out.
Trolley Car Wrecks Wagoa.
CHICAGO, 111., June 21. A trolley
car running at a high rate of speed
tonight struck a farmer's wagon car
rying fourteen persons at Ashland and
Wabash avenues. Seven of the occu
pants of the wagon were injured. Two
of them probably will die. Injured:
Frank Deering. internally injured, may
die; Francis Masach, injured "internal
ly, may die; Mary Garlach, back hurt;
Joseph Michaled, back hurt; Tillie (
urcynk, body bruised; Lena Zendra
ick, body bruised; Michael Pi r by la, hit
by part of the wagon, legs injured.
Others were badly shaken up, but were
able to go home unassisted.
Pardon for Filipinos.
WASHINGTON, June 21. -Secretary
Root said tonight that the text of the
amnesty proclamation will be pub
lished tomorrow in Manila and Wash
ington simultaneously. It will be
signed by General MacArthur and Is
done by direction of the president.
The proclamation gives a free pardon
ta all Filipinos who have participated
in the rebellion against the United
States, the only condition heine that
they take the oath of allegiance and !
acknowledge the sovereignty of the
United States government. It ex
cludes no one, except those who bare
violated the laws of war.
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