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VOLUME XXXJ.-NUMBER 16.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 25. 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,576.
CONGER IS BED FROM
Chinese Minuter Beoeives Beply to Mes
sage 8ent to American Minister.
TK NEWS COMES IN CirKb. rOKM
Aataorltie Express Confldeace la Gea
. BlRMMf of the MtuiKc-Qalck Relief
Cu Prevent Massacre Legation (Jader
.Ceastaat Saell Fire from Chiaese.
- WASHINGTON, July 21. Like a
flash of light out of the dark sky came
' the intelligence at an early hour yes-
: terday that United States Minister
Conger has sent a cipher cablegram
from Pekin to the state department
at Washington, making known that
two days ago be was alive and that the
foreigners were fighting for their
'safety. The Chinese minister, Wu
Ting Fang, received the message.
It was in tne state department ci
pher and was transmitted through the
tsung li yamen and the Shanghai tao
tai. if. contained about fifty words
and was signed in English with the
At 9:45 Minister Wu nanded the
Conger dispatch to Secretary Hay,
who immediately called in his assist-
ants and private secretary and work
. was begun In translating the cipher.
. Mr. Conger's telegram is as follows:
"In British legation. Under con
tinued shot and shell from Chinese
troops. Quick relief only can prevent
The message is not dated, but, it is
understood, was sent from Pekin on
The state department issued the fol
"The secretary of state received this
morning a dispatch from Consul Fow
ler at Che Foo, dated midnight 9, say
ing a Shanghai paper of the 6th said
all foreigners murdered. Fowler
wired the governor demanding the
truth. The governor replied that his
courier left Pekin on the 11th and all
then were safe, but Pekin east city
had been carried by rebels with Intent
Within an hour the welcome intel
ligence that Mr. Conger had been
heard from, after weeks of silence and
evil report, was flashed throughout
the country, and, indeed, throughout
the world, dispelling the gloom which
had prevailed everywhere and bring
ing to officials and to the public gen
erally a sense of profound relief. The
dispatch was in reply to Secretary
Hay's cable inquiry to Minister Con
ger, on July 11. and as both messages
were in the American cipher code they
were regarded by the officials as above
the suspicion of having been tampered
with in the course of transmission
through Chinese channels. Mr. Wu
promptly communicated the dispatch
to the state department, where he
translation was made from the cipher
figures, and soon all Washingon was
astir with the intelligence.
FRIENMJNESS WILL IE TMEi.
This Expedleat Will Be Oar Policy With
WASHINGTON. July 21. Secretary
Root this evening made the positive
statement that no more troops had
been ordered for Chinese service. He
"The chief object of our government
just now must be directed to aiding in
securing he friendliness of the Chi
nese officials. It is taken that the
Chinese government has been acting
in good faith, and on the 18th Inst,
was still using its best efforts to pro
tect the legations. We must do every
thing we can to second ts efforts. It
Is hard to say just now whether in
creased military activity on the part
of the powers would have good or evil
effect That must be judged by the
officers on the other side. We have
not the information here that would
enable us to fairly judge.'
TIE PRESIDENT NOTIEED.
Mlalster Coagrrs Dispatch Promptly
Seat to Dim.
CANTON, O.. July 21. The presi
dent's first news of Minister Conger's
dispatch was handed nim the instant
he left the tniin by the Associated
Press correspondent? Scanning the
bulletin, he gave evidence of pleasure
at the news. Later wnen he state de
partment's statement first reached
him by the Associated Press adding
strength to the genuineness of the
news, he was more visibly gratified.
Those near the president have known
for days that he has never given up
hope that Minister Conger was alive.
Feter Checked at C'allao.
LIMA, Peru, (via Galveston, Tex.),
July 21. There have been no further
deaths from yellow fever on the Brit
ish steamer Chile, which still remains
at Callao. The French steamer Acon
cagua, from Caleta Buena for La Pal
lice, with a foul bill, although without
death on board, was ordered to under
go ten days quarantine at Pisyta en
the very day she was to have sailed
Doubts Massacre of Foreigners.
MANCHESTER, July 21. The
Guardian says today that its London
agent. Sir Robert Hart, director of the
Chinese imperial maritime customs at
Feiv.n, yesterday received a cable
gram from Pekin, and thereby much
doubt is thrown on the report of the
massacre of the foreigners.
Colonel Grnsrenor Dead.
NEW YORK, July 21. Colonel Wil
liam Grosvenor. an editorial writer on
the New York Tribune, died at his
home in Englewood, N. J., today. He
served with distinction in the civil
war. Afterward he entered journalism
and became in a short time editor of
the St. Louis Democrat, then the lead
ing republican newspaper of Missouri.
While acting in this capacity he be
came interested in the liberal repub
lican movement of 1872. which culmi
nated in the nomination of Horace
Greeley for the presidency by the Cin
. cinnati convention of that year.
U Hsac Caaacs M
V ROME, July 21. The Italian consul
at Hong Kong telegraphs under date
of Tuesday, July 17, that LI Hung
Chang informed him that he was go
ing to Pekin to negotiate with the,
powers in compliance with a dispatch'
signed by the emperor and the em
press dowager. The consul asked him
to forward a dispatch to the Italian
minister. Signer Raggi, but Li Hung
Chang replied that he had no means
of doing so. Li Hung Chang, the con
sul reports, notified the directors of
customs that they must obey orders
from Cantoaj-not frost Pekin.
FUCK KAtSTK TICKET.
Mlddle-of-t ae-Kead Pepallste Take a Cas
ter Coaaty Has.
TAYLOR FLICK. Custer.
For Lieutenant Governor
II. G. RIGHTER. Buffalo.
For Secretary of State
W. C STARKEY. Pawnee.
For Auditor of State
8AMUEL LICHTY. Richardson.
A. TIPTON, Otoe.
For Attorney General
F. STEVENS, Clay.
For Land Commissioner
JAMES SALMON. Douglas.
MRS. J. T. KELLEY, Buffalo.
For Presidential Electors
JEROME SHAMP, Lancaster.
A. A. PERRY. Douglas.
JAMES BROOKS. Stanton.
DEWITT Eager. Seward.
JAMES STOCKMAN. Custer.
G. W. RA WORTH, Douglas.
W. O. WOOLMAN. Clay.
D. F. PEARSON, Nemena.
GRAND ISLAND, July 21. Middle-of-the-road
populist convention here
nominated a state ticket (as given
above), appointed a central "commit
tee, adopted a platform and formed a
new political party, christening it the
"populist party of Nebraska." The
convention was called to order by Al
fred Fawkner of Omaha and a bless
ing was invoked by Rev. Mr. Arthur.
Mayor Piatt welcomed the delegates on
behalf of the city and the response
was delivered by A. Sott Bledsoe of
Otoe. E. F. Morearty of Omaha was
Among resolutions is the following:
We, the populist party of Nebraska,
in convention assembled at Grand Is
land this 20th day of July 1900, heart
ily affirm the Omaha and Cincinnati
platforms and enthusiastically endore
the candidacy of Wharton Barker for
president and Ignatius Donnelly for
We demand an irredeemable dollar
good for all debts, public and private,
fgsued direct to the people by the gov
ernment, but until such legislation is
secured we are in favor of the free
and unlimited coinage of both gold
and silver at the existing ratio of 16
We pledge our candidates if elected
to use all existing lawful means to
introduce the initiative and referen
dum for the conduct of state affairs
-and to provide such necessary legisla
tion as may be lacking for its enforce
ment, but until such legislation is se
cured we are in favor of enacting the
following: Election of president, vice
president and United States senators
and federal Judges by the direct vote
of the people.
We demand state or municipal own
ership of water works, street railways,
telephones and electric light service at
cost to the people.
We demand an equality of assess
ment on all property to the end that
corporations may not shift their bur
den of taxation to the small property
owners; that the rich shall pay their
just share of government taxes; that
the stocks and bonds of all corpora
tions, including railroads, banks, etc.,
to be registered in the counties in
which their value resides and assessed
in said county or counties at their
full selling value; that all mortgages
shall be deducted from the value of
property before assessment and that
such assessment shall constitute a
first lien upon such property assessed.
MADE SENSATION IN LONDON.
Message From Conger Revives Hope la
the British Breast.
LONDON, July 21. (New York
World Cablegram.) Minister Conger's
reply to the Washington message cre
ated a tremendous, sensation here,
strengthening the hope of the rescue
of the legation.
It is pointed out. however, that it
the Chinese had taken the American
legation they would have got the ci
pher and key in Hay's cipher, but the
opinion is prevalent in the house of
commons tonight that if the reply is
a fraud it would have been more hope
ful in order to' lull the powers into
a sense of security.
The example shown bj America in
getting information is urged for imi
tation by the British government,
which intends to press the Chinese
ambassador here to do likewise.
Murine Batallion Golar;.
WASHINGTON, July 21. General
Heywood, commandant of the marine
corps, and Major Denny, quartermas
ter, were in consultation with Secre
tary Long at the navy department to
day with respect to the immediate
transportation of the marine battalion
about to be mobilized in this city for
service in China. These marines, num
bering fifteen officers and 501 men in
command of Major Oickins, will leave
this city next Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock for San Francisco. They
are scheduled to sail on tne trans
port Hancock, which will leave San
Francisco within an hour or two after
their arrival, eu-er on the 27th or
Plans of the Coaanilss'oa.
WASHINGTON. July si. Mr. Rock
hill, who has just been appointed spe
cial commissioner to China, has gone
out of town to a Pennsylvania resort,
but will return onday. The devel
opments in the Chinese situation will
not affect bis mission; in fact, they
have rather increased its importance,
for they are taken to presage an ear
lier settlement in China than had been
expected. Mr. Rockhill accordingly
w.l sail from San Francisco on an
American steamer on August 3, taking
this route instead cf going by Van
couver, as he can thereby save nearly
two week's time.
The Election la Caba.
WASHINGTON, July 21. It is un
derstood that the president and General-Wood
have agreed on September
15 as the time for holding the election
in Cuba for delegates to the constitu
tional convention that is to be called
for the purpose of formulating a con
stitution for an independent govern
ment for Cuba. On the return of Gen
eral Wood to Cuba he will confer with
the leaders of the Cubau people as to
the details of the election and what
restrictions, if any. should be placed
upon universal suffrage in the island.
To Strain E' cry Kerre.
WASHINGTON. D. O, July 21.
Secretary Long has sent the follow
ing cablegram to Admiral Remey:
"Conger telegraphs that he is under
fire in British legation, Pekin. Use
and urge every means possible for im
mediate relief." !
FIshtiag Joe" Waats to Go.
CHICAGO, July 21. General Joseph
Wheeler says that before he assumed
i lakes he fileu a request with the war
1 department asking that he be assigned
to active service in China,
TO INVESTIGATE UNA
leckhill lamed as Special Oommiasiener
for the Work.
ACTION TAKEN IY TK CAMNET.
Oar Goverasseat After Iafi
Feraser Secretary af Logatloa at Pekla
Will Eadeaver to Aseertala the States
WASHINGTON, July 20. The cabi
net meeting' yesterday developed noth
ing of importance regarding the Chi
nese situation beyond a decision to
send W. W. Rockhill, formerly secre
tary of the legation at Pekin and as
sistant secretary of state, and now di
rector of the Bureau of American Re
publics, to China to investigate the sit
uation and report to the authorities
here. Mr. Rockhill will go as a special
commissioner to ascertain the extent
of the responsibility of the Chinese
government, if any, for the existing
disturbances and to otherwise furnish
the administration with information
upon which the case of the United
States against China for indemnity
and reparation will be based. He is
well equipped for the mission, having
been secretary of the American lega
tion for several years. He speaks and
writes Chinese fluently.
The administration expects authen
tic news from Pekin soon; in fact,
both the president and his advisers
can hardly understand why some ab
solutely reliable news has not arrived
before this time. In the absence of
any additional information, the dis
cussion in the cabinet today took wide
range, covering tentatively many con
tingencies which may possibly arise.
There was unanimous concurrence in
the president's action in appointing
General Chaffee to be major general,
to make his rank commensurate with
his command in China and that of the
commanding officers of the forces of
the other powers.
For some reason the officials did
not care to have it known that Mr.
Rockhill had been selected for this re
sponsible duty. Within a week he will
have a final conference with the pres
ident and Secretary Hay and then will
leave for China. He probably will go
to Vancouver and there take the Jap
anese line steamer for Yokohama, pro
ceeding from that point to Shanghai.
Not until he arrives at Shanghai will
Mr. Rockhill undertake to outline his
further course. His position Is a pe
culiar one; ne will be actually an am
bassador in powers and so In the scope
of his functions will be akin to Presi
dent Cleveland's paramount commis
sioner to Hawaii, Mr. Blount.
LONDON, July 20. "The Washing
ton idea of sending Mr. Rockhill to
China," says the Standard editorially
this morning, "is an excellent one and
might advantageously be imitated by
the British and other governments."
ANDXE AGAIN HEARD FROM..
Canadian Indiana Tell of Flaatag Bedl
CHICAGO, July 20. A special from
Fort William, Ont, to the Times-Herald
Indians hunting on the east coast of
Hudson bay have brought word from
Hudson Bay company's post, on the
west coast of James bay, that they
found a vast amount of wreckage, the
bodies of two men and a man in the
last stages of death struggles. The
Indians reported that they coma not
understand the language he spoke, but
that it was not English. He died
while they were there and they re
turned to the trading post without
bringing any evidence of the strange
SUCCESSOR Of HENNESSEY.
Bishop Keaae Named by the Pea for
WASHINGTON, July 20. The New
York Evening World says that Bishop
Keane has been named by the pope
to succeed the late Archbishop Hen
nessey of the archdiocese of Dubuque,
his name with those of two others hav
ing been presented about six weeks
ago by priests of the diocese for con
sideration. Should this statement
prove true it will be the quickest se
lection ever made by the propaganda
and will be a great surprise to mem
bers of the household of Mgr. Martin
ell i, and papal delegate to the United
IN BEHALF OF I0LLN.
Attorae? Will Next Week Seek Bis
OMAHA, July 20. J. M. McFarland,
attorney, will go to Lincoln to begin
habeas corpus proceedings to secure
the release from the state penitentiary
of Henry Bolln. the former Omaha
city treasurer, convicted of embezzle
ment. Mr. Macfarland will bring the
case in the district court in chambers,
court being now in vacation, and, in
case of a favorable ruling on his plea,
Bolln will be at once released.
Reagh Riders for China.
FORT MEADE, S. D July 20. Or
ders have been received at this fort
from Washington, in regard to the
troops that are to leave for China.
Troop I has been ordered to proceed
to San Francisco, thence to Manila
where orders will be waiting to pro
ceed to some port in China.
MHJTARY rOWEROF NATION
The Adjataat General Makes a State
meat Relative Thereto.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The adju
tant general's office has Issued its an
nual statement ot the organized mil
itia force of the United States, to
gether with the number of available
for military duty but unorganized. The
grand total of organized militiamen in
the several states and territories at
last report was 106,339. Those unor
ganized but available for military duty
MINISTERS SAFE AN1 SOUND.
meat of Shaa Tang Reiterates the
PARIS. July 20. An official tele
gram from Shanghai, dated Wednes
day, July 18, states that according to
the governor of Shan Tung the for
eign ministers and .their families at
Pekin are safe and sound, but that the
danger is still very great The vice
roy, according to this dispatch; in
formed the consular corps that he had
telegraphed to Pekin urging the pro
tection of the foreign legations.
STORY IS REITERATED.
Coarler la Said to Hare Left Chiaese
Capital Jely 9.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The state
department has received a dispatch
from Consul General Fowler at Che
Foo, saying that the governor of Shan
Tung wires that his courier left Pe
kin on July 9. The legations were still
CHICAGO. July 19. A dispatcn to
the Record from Che Foo, July 15 (via
Shanghai, July 18, says: A communi
cation was received today by the Jap
anese minister at Pekin, dated June
29. It is said that all the ministers
were in the British legation, short of
food, hard pressed and unable to hold
out many days.
This is significant, for it is the lat
est dispatch from Pekin, aside from
those through Chinese sources, since
Sir Robert Hart's message of June 25,
when he said the guns were trained
on the legation.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The Japa
nese legation has received the follow
ing dispatch from the minister of for
eign affairs at Tokio:
"Baron Nishi's (Japanese mlnhrteO
at reran) letter or oune 29 was re
ceived at TienTsin July 12. The let
ter was brought by a messenger. It
says the legations are daily bom
barded. Ammunition is runnnig short.
Danger of massacre is imminent.
Prompt relief is earnestly desired. The
messenger says the foreign minister
considered it impossible to procure
provisions after July 1."
The buoyant and hopeful feeling of
yesterday as to the Chinese situation
was strengthened today by the addi
tion of a confirmatory dispatch from
Consul Fowler at Che Foo touching
the safety of the legationers at Pekin
on July 9. Of course, it is understood
that Mr. Fowler's information came
from the same fountainhead as did
Minister Wu's of yesterday, namely,
the famous Yuan Ehih Kal, the mili
tary governor of Shang Tung prov
ince. Because of the very intimate
relations that have existed up to a
very recent date between this official
and the imperial court at Pekin, he
having been commander of the im
perial bodyguard, there is a disposi
tion here to attach more credence to
his dispatches than would be accorded
to those of other Chinese officials.
This is based on the presumption that
he has no Inducement to falsify the
TRE CHINESE DEFEATED.
Allied Worses Capture the City e Ties
Tela aad All Its Defeases.
LONDON, July 18. The 'Shanghai
correspondent of the Evening News
telegraphs as follows:
"The allied troops assumed the at
tack upon the Chinese walled city of
Tien Tsin on the morning of July 14
and succeeded in breaching the walls
and capturing all the forts.
"The Chinese were completely
routed and the allies took possession
of the native city and its defenses.
"The total losses of the allies in the
engagements of Thursday, Friday and
Saturday were about S00 killed or
wounded. The casualties were great
est among the Russians and Japa
nese." WASHINGTON, July- 18. AUiultol
Remey cabled the navy department
that the city and forts of Tien Tsin
are in the hands of the allies. His list
of killed and wounded is somewhat
fuller than yesterday's report, but still
not entirely complete. His dispatch
"CHE FOO, July 17. Today hope to
get wounded from Tien Tsin, either
in hospitals at Taku or aboard Solace.
Communication very uncertain. Fol
lowing casualties apparently con
firmed: "Marines Captain Davis, killed;
Captain Lemly, Lientenants Butler
and Leonard wounded.
NO NEED Of EXTRA SESSION.
Cabiaet Oncer Says It Is Not Probable
Congress Will Ue Called.
WASHINGTON, July 19. "There
will be no further withdrawal of troops
from the Philippines for service in
China. That is the policy determined
upon and that will be adhered to."
A cabinet officer today made this state
ment and then added:
"General MacArthur's dispatches on
the necessity of retaining there all the
troops save those already under orders
are clear. It would be unsafe to take
any more away."
"Then under no circumstances will
the forces in the Philippines be drawn
upon?" he was asked.
"I am not going to say any conclu
sion reached is an absolute finality,
but this much is positive. No devel
opment in the situation is apprehended
such as will call for a change in this
policy as to our troops in the Philip
pines in the present light of events.
We do not anticipate any extra ses
sion of congress," he said.
Small Pox at Cape Nome.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 20. The
pesthouse at Nome is full to overflow
ing with patients afflicted with small
pox, and the government officials are
erecting two large structures, one of
which will cover an acre of ground.
The disease has spread rapidly and
many cases are quarantined in the
tents in which they were discovered.
Every government and city official in
the camp is working night and day
with the disease, but it seems useless
to try to stop it Dr. J. J. Tyler of
Chicago, who went north on the first
boat to follow his profession in the
new camp, says there are at least 200
cases of smallpox in the pesthouse
and around the camp.
Nebrashaa Sent to Prlsoa.
PHILADELPHIA. July 18. Follow
ing the death of a 7-months-old infant
in an 'institution known as the Beulah
orphanage of the Fire Baptized Holi
ness association Coroner Dugan today
committed to prison the two Faith
Curists who managed the place. They
are H. E. Solleberger and Ezra Sheets,
who came here about three months
ago from Lincoln, Neb., said to be the
headquarters of the association. The
place occupied by them here was a
small six-room house, in which were
found nine children and five adults.
JEaasaaa Aaxleas to Fight.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 19. Governor
Stanley is in receipt of letters from
many Kansas men who desire service
in China. Owen V. Smith of Clyde,
who was second lieutenant of the
Twenty-second Kansas, wants a com
mission; T. K. Richey, superintendent
of public instruction of Crawford
county, writes that Girard has a mili
tia company made up mostly of Twen
tieth Kansas men who want to go to
the Orient, .and J. W 'Farfrtl'nf Woir
I City offers 'to open a recruiting sta-
TROOPS STORM IALUS
A United States Infantrj Regiment
Badly Cat Up.
THE COLONEL MORTALLY WOUNDED
Major Regaa and Captains Boekaslller,
WUeox aad Noyce Woaaded Tweaty
FWe Par Cent of Men Are Hit Troops
Us Dowa to Escape Danger.
TIEN TSIN July 13. (via Che Foo.
July 16 and Shanghai July 17.) At 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon 7,000 of
the allied' troops were attempting to
storm the wall of the city. The at
tack began at daylight Its success is
doubtful. The Chinese on the walls
are estimated conservatively at 20,000.
They are pouring a terrific hall of ar
tillery, rifle and machine gun fire upon
.the attackers. The Americans, Japa
nese, British znd Frenrh ?ops are
t.i.n:r'. n.. .. , u ?-
aiuivsuig iiuui me nai auu uio iviw-
sians from the east
The Americans suffered terribly. As
the Associated Press representative
left the field the chief surgeon of the
Ninth infantry said a conservative es
timate was that 25 per cent of the
Americans were hit. Colonel Emmer
son Hr-Liscum is reported to have been
mortally wounded as he was walking
in front of the troops. Major Regan
and Captains Bookmlller, Wilcox and
Noyes are among the wounded. The
marines' losses include Captain Davis,
killed, and Butler, Leonard and sev
eral others wounded.
Officers declared that it was hotter
When the correspondent left the
Americans wefe lying in the plain be
tween the wall and the river under an
enfilading and a direct fire. It was
equally difficult for them to advance
The correspondent counted 300
wounded men of all nationalties.
WASHINGTON, July 17. The navy
department this morning received offi
cian confirmation from Admiral Re
mey of the reverse of the allied forces
at Tien Tsin on the morning of the
13th. The dispatch is dated Che Foo.
July 16, and says: "Reported that al
lied forces attacked native city morn
ing 13th, Russians right, with Ninth
infantry and Marines on the left
Losses allied forces large: Russians,
100, including artillery colonel; Amer
icans, over thirty; British, over forty;
Japan, fifty-eight, including a colonel;
"Colonel Liscum, Ninth Infantry,
killed, also Captain Davis, Marine
"Captain Lemley, Lieutenants But
ler and Leonard wounded.
"At 7, evening, allied attack on na
tive city was repulsed with great loss.
Returns yet incomplete; details not yet
(It is stated at the war department
that no sucn person as Captain Wil
cox, who was reported wounded, is In
the Ninth infantry. The officials here
think it might be Major Wallace of
CASUALTY 1 1ST IN THE NINTH.
Kighteea Men Killed, Seventy-Seren
Wounded, Two Missing.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The War
department today bulletined its first
official report of the results of the bat
Ite at Tien Tsin, as follows:
"CHE FOO Casualties in attack on
Tien Tsin, July 13:
"Killed Colonel E. H. Liscum and
seventeen enlisted men.
"Wounded Captain C. R. Noyes, not
serious; Major J. Regan, serious, but
not dangerous; Captain E. V. Book
miller, serious, not dangerous; Lieu
tenant L. B. Lawton, not serious;
Lieutenant F. R. Lang, slight, and seventy-two
"Misssing Two enlisted men."
Will Increase Bank Taxes.
WASHINGTON; July 19. The com
missioner of internal revenue has
held that if any part of the surplus
of a bank is set over to the account
in reckoning the special tax of the
bank. Even actual undivided profits,
if they are by formal action of the
bank authorities ordered to be em
ployed in the banking business in
stead of being divided among- the
stockholders, must be included in es
timating the amount of special tax
which the bank is required to pay.
Look Like Yellow Fever.
NEW YORK, July 19. A Syrian
woman, one of the second-class pas
sengers of the steamer Havana, who
was detained on Hoffman island, died
suddenly today and the body was re
moved to Swinburne island for an au
topsy. The autopsy shows suspicious indi
cations that the woman died of yel
Troops Will Not Be Needed.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Agent
Randlett of the Wichita Indian agency
in Kansas telegraphed the Indian bu
reau today that Frank B. Farwell,
chief of police, had just reported that
all of the intruders on the reserva
tion were leaving peaceably and that
there is no necessity for the employ
ment of troops.
Massacre at Tal Taen Fa.
LONDON, July 18. According to a
dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily
Man, dated yesterday, a massacre oc
curred July 9 at Tai Yuen Fu, capital
of the province of Shan Si, forty for
eigners and 100 native converts being
Hare No More Soldiers to Spare.
OMAHA, July 17. Army officers con
nected with the department of the Mis
souri are oi the opinion that no more
troops under their jurisdiction are
available for service in China. The
different posts have been undergoing
a process of depopulation for some time
past, until now there is but one com
pany left at each po3t, with the ex
ception of Fort Riley, where a bat
tery and one troops of cavalry are sta
tioned. The total number of men in
the whole department is less than 1,000
Was the Ninth Nebraska.
WASHINGTON, July 17. The Ninth
infantry, one of the crack regiments
of the United States army, which suf
fered so severely with the allied forces
in the attack upon the walled city -of
Tien Tsin on Sunday was twenty-five
years ago familiarly called the "Ninth
Nebraska," having spent a number of
years within the limits of that com
monwealth. The regiment came into
existence under the authority granted
to the president 1 y the act of congress
of July 15. 1879, tc raise twelve addi
tional regiments of infantry, Josiah
Carville Hall of Maryland, lieutenant
colonel, being its first commandant.
TIE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest QvetaUeae Wnm Seath Oamaha
Union Stock Yards Cattle There was
a liberal run of cattle today, a Rood pro
portion of the receipts, however, were
western grass cattle. The market on
cornfed cattle opened rather slow, as in
terest seemed to center around the west
ern cattle. Good cornfed stuff, though,
sold at Just about steady prices wltn last
week. The fact that the westerns are
coming- quite freely naturally has a
tendency to make buyers neglect the
commoner and half fat cattle, and prices
were, perhaps, a little off, some railing
It a dime lower in certain cases. Tho
cow aaarket was well supplied, but good
stuff sold about the same as at the close
of last week. Anything on the common
order, however, was very dull and weak.
Canners are still in poor demand. There
was no particular change In bulls and
calves. The stocker and feeder trade
took on more life than It has had In a
long time. The general rains over the
state have given a more favorable out
look for corn, and It is thought the de
mand from the country will now revive.
Hogs There was no more than the
average supply of hogs at the yards to
day, bat as reports from all other mar
kets were on the bear side trade opened
up here with a decline of &B7A. as com
parea witn a
pared with Saturday's general market.
most ot the nogs ranged irom
Asa.uut .9uo-fU aaiur
wore lfKllnr toehold for
nigner prices and the hogs changed
hands rather slowly on the start, but In
view of what was being done at other
points they had to cut loose. The bulk
of the hogs today brought 16.00S5.02tt.
with the choice heavy hogs mostly at
Sheep Choice western grass wethers.
$3.8301.00; choice grass yearlings. 4.00
4.25; choice ewes, f3.25ft3.40; fair to good
ewes. S2.i53.25; fair to good yearlings.
$3.603.90; good to choice clipped lambs,
$4.254.60; fair to good clipped lambs.
13.9094.25; choice spring lambs. $5.75fiS.00;
fair to good spring lambs. $5.255.65;
feeder wethers. $3.003.50; feeder year
lings, H25&3.50. and feeder lambs, 13.50
Cattle Receipts. 9,000; market steady to
10c lower: native steers, 14.00Q6.43; Texas
steers, t2.33U0; Texas cows. X2.00V3.25;
native cows and heifers. $1.7534.90; stock
era and feeders, J2.254.45; bulls, 92.T&9
Hogs Reoelpts. 8,000; market weak to
5c lower; bulk of sales. $5.105.20; heavy.
tS.WMS.Hi: packers, 5.105.20: mixed,
$S.07ir$&17tt; light Yorkers. J5.10S5.15;
Sheep Receipts. 2.000; market weak;
lambs. ft.OOfS6.00; muttons, 43.0034.75.
STILL NOT AT WAIL
Clash at Tlea Tla Has Mot Affected gtaad
WASHINGTON, July 17. The decis
ion of the administration at the end of
a most eventful day Is that the United
States government is still not at war
with the government of China. The big
happenings at Tien Tsin, coming on
top of the stories of the last struggles
at Pekin, have not affected the attitude
of the administration on this point;
the United States and China are tech
nically at peace. But this statement
should not be accepted as indicating
a purpose on the part of the United
States government to hold its hand in
the administration of swift and ade
quate punishment upon the Chinese,
without regard to station, who may be
responsible for the outrages of the last
few weeks. It means simply that the
government of the United States feels
that it can best achieve that purpose
by regarding me status officially as one
of peace. To hold otherwise would se
riously cripple the government in its
efforts to obtain , satisfaction for the
outraeea-tfca Americans ia China have
The cabinet officials talked over the
possibilities of reinforcing the troops
in China. There was no disposition
shown to withhold these troops; the
only question wasuas to the amount of
additional iorce avauame. mat was
a technical question, so it was left to
the war department officials to decide.
The only point laid down was that the
government would send forward all.the
troops that could be spared at this
EXTRA SESSION NOT LIKELY.
It Is Decided la Cabiaet Not to CaU Con
WASHINGTON, July 18. A A de
cidedly more hopeful feeling with re
gard to the Chinese situation was ap
parent in all administration circles
last night. The tide of sentiment,
which had been markedly pessimistic,
turned with the announcement of the
victory at Tien Tsin and the capture
of the forts and native city, and gath
ered further strength from Minister
Wu's cablegram declaring that tho
foreigners at Pekin were safe July 9.
Aside from these dispatches the ar
rival of the president and the special
cabinet meeting called to consider the
situation were the features of the day.
The president has determined that the
facts now known do not justify call
ing an extra .session of congress
Should future developments indicate
that he is unable to do what is re
quired with the means now at his
command and the action of congress
is necessary to furnish either men or
money he will not hesitate to call con
Extra Pay for Soldiers.
WASHINGTON, July 18. An Im
portant question in connection with
the payment of troops on Chinese ser
vice has been decided by the paymaster
general of the war aepartment. An
act of congress last May provided for
a 10 per cent increase of pay for offi
cers jengaged in service in our insular
possessions and 20 per cent increase
for enlisted men over and above the
amount provided for in time of peace.
Tata oa a Bloody Career.
, WASHINGTON, July 17. An unoffi
cial report has come to the attention
of the Chinese officials to the effect
that 3,000 Chinese officials at Pekin pe
titioned Prince Tuan to protect the
foreigners, whereupon Prince Tuan or
dered all Chose -who united in the pe
tition to be killed.
Bookmlller Knows la Omaha.
OMAHA, July 17. Captain Bookmll
ler, who was wounded in the fighting
at Tien Tsin, Is a brother of T. E.
Bookmlller, this city. He was sta
tioned in this city from 1889 to 1896
when serving as a lieutenant in the
Second infantry. He went from here
to Fort Keoght, Mont, with uis regi
ment in 1896, and while there was pro
moted to a captaincy and transferred
to the Ninth regiment. He went with
the Ninth through the Santiago cam
paign. He is a West Pointer, entering
the academy from Ohio and graduat
ing in 1885.
Ships Are la Great Deataad.
WASHINGTON, July 17. The question-
of transportation for the troops
now on their orders for Nagaraki is
one which is causing the war depart
ment considerable anxiety. A high of
ficial of the department said today that
with the fleet of transports now avail
able it would not be possible to land
the last of ide 10,000 troops in question
at Nagasaki before the last of Septem
ber or the first week in October. The
quartermaster's department, he said,
had been seeking for ships .for. two
weeks past, but bad been unable to
report very much progress.
STATE BOARD IS DEAD
Judge Hunger of the Federal Osmrt
Biles to This Effect
UNCTION OT RATES RESTRAINf I
Earearaglag KrperU Free Coaatlet
Taronghoat the State Regardlag Croj
Oatloek Kara! Free Delivery Serelee
la Nebraska MUcellaaeoae Kates.
Says the State Board la Dead.
OMAHA, July 20. Judge Muager
has isued a restraining order prevent
ing Attorney General Smyth and the.
putting in effect a reduction of freight
rates upon certain commodities. The
Burlington road has asked the re
straining order. In his opinion Jadge
Munger held that the state board of
transportation had no legal existence.
He ruled that the UUe of the act of
1S37 creating: the "state boardaa
signed by the governor, was not adopt
ed by the legislature.
Coafeases to Cattle Steallag.
ALLIANCE. Neb., July 20. Hank
Mathews, who is awaiting trial on the
charge of murderingg Ed Wait, a Jew
eler, at this place, has made a confes
sion to cattle rustling which impli
cates the Watkins brothers, who are
prominent and wealthy cattlemen. It
is reported that he led several officers
to a hiding place in the hills where
stolen hides were found. He stated
that Watkins was his Bide partner
In the business. William Watkins was
arested at Sidney today. The affair
has created a great sensation here.
Straago Aet of a Ceavlet.
LINCOLN, July 19. After living for
three months on a diet consisting
chiefly of plaster, soap, paper, vinegar
and other equally indigestible arti
cles, John Galagher, sentenced to fif
teen years Imprisonment for shoot
ing with Intent to kill in South
Omaha, died at the state penitentiary.
This sentence was commuted by Gov
ernor Poyntar recently to expire No
vember 1, but he hoped by eatlms;
large quantities of soap and plaster
that he could reduce himself to such
condition that he would be released.
His condition has puzzled the prison
authorities for some time, but they
wire not aware until recently what the
man had been eating.
Ahoat the State Kacampmeat
LINCOLN, July 19. The state mili
tary board considered plans for the.
next annual encampment of the Ne
braska National Guard. As the funds
available will not pay the expenses
of the encampment it was recom
mended that the officers and" men ac
cept 50 per cent of the per diem in
the same manner as during the en
campment of 1896. and that the matter
of encampment be submitted to the
officers and men on these conditions.
Free Delivery for Nebraska.
WASHINGTON. D. ClnljlJIi.
Rural free delivery service wil. be es
tablished in Nebraska on August 1, as
follows: Blair, Washington county,
one carrier, length of route, twenty
five miles, population served 829, num
ber of houses on route 182, carrier,
Jo-n L. Tracy; Decatur, Burt county,
one carrier, length of route twenty
three and three-quarters miles, popu
lation served 921, number of houses
on route 184, carrier, John C. Barlow.
Nebraska Cora Crop.
OMAHA, Neb., July 18. With the
bounteous rains throughout Nebraska,
Elkhorn railway headquarters gives
out an estimate of 300,000,000 bushels
of corn in sight for this year. The
same road also furnishes these figures
for the past four years:
Yield in 1899 was 224,373.000 bush
els; in 1898 it was 158,754,000; in 1897,
241,268.000, and in 1896, the banner
Jadge Post Starts for Alaska.
COLUMBUS, Neb., July 20. Ex-Supreme
Judge A. M. Post started last
night, via Seattle. Skagway and Daw
son, to Eagle City. Alaska, which will
be his headquarters, as one of the
three attorneys for the territory, to
which position he was appointed by
the president early in June. He will
return home in September in time to
escape the freeze-up, and will not go
back until warm weather comes again.
Wealthy Farmer Drops Dead.
FRANKLIN. Neb., July 20. Wil
liam T. McClure, a wealthy farmer
and stock breeder living about seven
miles south of this place, dropped dead
while at work at his home. Word was
sent into town at once for a doctor,
but to no avil. He leaves a large fam
ily of small children and a wife. He
will be buried at this place next Sat
urday. Stabbed With a Kaife.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. July 19.
O. M. Crawford, Birmingham, HI., a
brother of E. E. Crawford, well known
in this city, is dangerously ill suffering
from a knife wound inflicted by a bully
whom he was trying to prevent from
harming a friend. The wound is in
the region of the heart.
Ex-Register Kelle.r Dead.
FRANKLIN. Neb.. July 18. J. E.
Kelley, an old citizen of Bloomington
and formerly register of tae United
States land office at this place, died
Saturday night from a stroke oi paral
ysis. Two Boys Drowned.
PIERCE, Neb., July 18. The two
sons of John Polt, aged 10 and 14, re
spectively, living north of Hadar, were
drowned in a fish pond in the pasture.
Their bodies were found.
Killed by Llghtaiag.
BOELUS. Neb., July 16. At 8 o'clock
last night a 19-year-old boy was killed
by lightning on the farm of Hans Han
sen, four miles east of here. The boy
began work Friday. Name not known
positively, but supposed to be son of
John Cullough of Ansley, Neb. He
was milking cows. Hansen was
Prospect for Record Crop.
WEST POINT, Neb., July 19. The
small grain harvest of this county has
sommenced. On nearly every farm in
Cuming county the self-binder is at
work. This haste is due to the fact
that the grain is dead ripe and unless
cut quickly will fall down. The In
tensity hot, dry winds of late are re
sponsible for this state of affairs. It
is believed that the yield of both
wheat and oats will be a good aver-
age. Corn is booming, the daily
growth being clearly perceptible.
Prosoects are good for a record corn
crop in this section.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
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