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VOLUME XXXI.-NUMBER 34.
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COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER:28.19n
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. The sec
retary of state has addressed aa Idea
tical note to the powers ia regard to
the Chiaese situation, setting out
tersely and freely the attitude of the
United States government as to China,
and pointing out how such objects as
are comma to the powers can best be
aecured. The note Burks the Initia
tion of fresh negotiations on our part
son the arrangement of new bases to
. tide over the impossible situation
cre-ited at the last meeting of the min
isters in Pekin. Some responses al
ready are at hand, and it is stated
that generally our advances have been
well received and the state department
expresses satisfaction with the prog
ress so far achieved.
It Is believed that the note is an ap
peal from the extreme course sug
gested by some of the powers as to
the treatment of China, especially in
the matter of punishments and indem
nities to which the ministers at Pekin
aeem inclined. The Intent 1b to push
the negotiations on a more rational
and business-like basis.
LONDON, Nov. 24. The Times this
morning comments editorially in a
somewhat incredulous tone upon Sec
retary Hay's fresh note to the. powers,
saying that it cannot Imagine Secre
tary Hay as objecting to the execu
tion of the guilty officials after, as was
understood, assenting to tne French
proposals. It admits that, so far as
outsiders can form an opinion, "the
United States appear to be the leading
obstacle to the working of the concert
of powers in China."
With reference to Mr. Wu Ting
Fang's speech in Cincinnati, promising
the United States better commercial
chances when peace is restored, the
Times says: "We would not advise
Chinese ministers in Europe to enter
' upon such a line cf argument, as there
are countries where eo gross a pro
posal would be resented as an injury."
The Daily News, evidently despond
ent as to the outcome of the negotia
tions in Pekin, says: "The concert
mush either dissolve or compromise.
We hope Mr. Hay may be able to sug
gest a compromise which all the pow
ers will agree to adopt firmly and In
The Daily Chronicle remarks: "Even
if the powers are won over to the
views of the United States we do not
see how matters would be advanced,
unless the Chinese court .can be In
duced to return to Pekin."
STOrS IISINESS AT TANAM4.
Kebel Fere Hold Ballrosd Cine aad
Threaten to Attack.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 24. The
British steamer Barbarian, which has
. Just areived here from Colon, reports
. that severe fighting occurred Monday
and Tuesday at Culebra. The govern
ment forces attacked the rebels, who
occupied a good position, with he
' result that the losses of the former
were heavy- The fighting was pro
' feeding when the steamer left Tuesday
. '.night . ,
'.The stores and restaurants at Colon
. were closed and the rebels held a por
' tion of the railroad line.
Another rebel force was reported
to be engaging the government troops
near Panama. Business is entirely
, suspended at the latter place and'
lioth Panama and Colon are in a state
The rebels are attacking in a deter
mined manner and it is feared the
slaughter will be great before decisive
results are reached.. The liberals, it is
. .asserted by the passengers of the Bar-
barian. still hold Buena Ventura,
though the Colombian government is
making a great effort to regain posses
sion of it.
ON VERGE Of STARVATION.
Several Hundred Indian In ja Fttlfal
SAN "DIEGO, Cal.,- Nov. 24. Sev-
. cral hundred Indians 'in this "county
are threatened with starvation. They
have made no provision for" the win
der and are now suffering for want
. of food.
, Mrs. Mary Watkins. the teacher of
Mesa Grande leservation, where there
are 306 people, cf whom 27 are so
o'1 that they are helpless, writes
of having visited seven of the res
ervations and found the Indiana in a
dreadful condition of want in all of
e them. Children and women are al
most, naked and there is not enough
food in many of the lodges to. keep
the inhabitants thereof alive through
The Manzanilla berries were a fail
ure and the acorns dropped from the
oak trees in June because of the lack
Cork Not Open to Krager.
CORK, Nov. 24 As a protest against
the refusal cf the lord mayor of Cork
to entertain a motion to confer the
freedom of the city upon Mr. Kruger,
the corporation adjourned today, the
adjournment resolution being adopted
by a large majority, after an exciting
Beaton Tea Tax aa
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 24. Tea mer
chants in this city have begun a move
ment looking to a removal of the war
tax imposed on imported tea since the
Spanish war. A petition is. in circula
tion asking the chairman of the ways
and means committee at Washington
to consider the petition of the tea
dealers before deciding not to take oS
the tax. The petition says that the
tax. of ten cents on a pound has re
; salted in a sals of the lower grades
: and? that thertnx helps eoafee. which
ialaatlaa ta Frtatatare.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. Charles A.
Towne of Duluth was among the ar
rivals here this evening. In an later
view he said:
'Talk of "reorganization of the dem
ocratic party is premature. These who
pnaose it navs not Jurisdiction. Only
n national convention has power to
nwdify or alter the creed of .a party.
The Kansas City convention damned
dsetrine. The -paamsr
-for democracy at present is a
MMSTER CONGIR IS SHENT.
ears Batalag OMekU
Caaaatalag Ptoagraa at at Fekla.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. The State
department so far has heard nothing
from Minister Congre respecting the
"Impasse" reported to have been
reached. by the foreign ministers yes
terday at Pekin. In fact, save a brief
expression respecting the insufficiency
of the punishments proposed by the
Chinese government to be inflicted
.apon the responsible leaders of. the
Boxer movement, Mr. Congre has not
communicated with the department
for more than a week.
Without taking issue with Mr. Con
ger respecting this matter of punish
ments, the State department has earn
estly advised him not to insist on Im
possible conditions in the negotiations.
An interesting problem is suggested
by the possibility, which today is al
most a probability, that the ministers
representing the powers at Pekin can
not reach an agreement If Russia,
France and the United-States, shoutd.
refuse to accept the German idea, as
seconded by the British representative,
much would depend upon Japan, and
en some of the lesser powers repre
sented at Pekin by ministers might
have great power in swaying the pro
ceedings of the council. The impres
sion seems to be that if a majority
of the ministers, or perhaps even one
of the representatives of a great pow
er, withholds assent to the agreement,
then the whole undertaking falls, and
there must be either fresh negotia
tions directly between the home gov
ernments in the effort to agree upon
new basis of action, or the powers
must proceed to deal with the Chinese
situation singly, or in groups, the lat
ter contingency having been provided
for in the German-British agreement.
JUNTA Will RISK EVICTION.
FUlniaes Propose to Keep Up A citation
from Safety la Hone Keac.
HONG KONG, Nov. 23. (New York
World Cablegram). R. Wildman, the
United States consul here, has infor
mation that the. Filipino Junta, at a
meeting held November 15, decided to
brave the chances of deportation rather
than quit Hong Kong. Recent corre
spondence between the Junta and the
insurrectionists proves that Aguinaldo
Is still alive, but he is said to be suf
fering from a gunshot wound in his
The Hong Kong Junta has also decid
ed to make another attempt to send
arms to the Filipinos in a launch,
which will probably fly the German
flag. The venture will be in charge of
Colonel Julio del Pilar. Heyes and
Garcia, two Filipion agents, have a
large stock of ammunitions of war at
The Chinese General Pana, who was
recently deported from the Philippines,
has been conferring with the Junta
here, but has gone to Singapore.
MANILA. Nov. 23. Lieutenant
Frederick W. Alstaetter of the United
States engineers, who was captured by
the insurgents early last September
north of San Isidro, has been released.
He' entered the American garrison at
Gapan, province of Nueva Eclja on
Tuesday evening, his appearance there
being a great surprise, as Aguinaldo's
order for the release of American sol
diers included only enlisted men. He
will start for Manila tomorrow.
Blrer and Barber Bill.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23.
Chairman Burton of the house com
mitteee on rivers and harbors stated
tooay that the committee would meett
Monday to begin preparation of a,
river and harbor bill and he. expected
to get it tnrough the house before the'
holidays. Mr. Burton said that noth-'
ing definite had been decided upon,
but that the committee would draw
a strict line between improvements
which were lor the public good and'
those for private Interests. "Tie also
stated that- some policy regarding the
permanent improvement of the Miss
issippi river would be J determined
Coacladea Its Session.
CHICAGO, I1L, Nov. 23. The inter
state commerce commission concluded
its session here today and this even
ing the commissioners left for Wash
ington. Having finished its work In
the discrimination cases, the commis
sion held a special session and invest
igated complaints of under-billing
freight to eastern points by a number
of shippers. This investigation was
begun several weeks ago and some
testimony was heard in New York' a
Aazlety Akeat the Cur.
LTVADIA, European Russia, Nor.
22. Emperor Nicholas, according to
the best information obtainable this
morning, had a favorable day yester
day. He slept for some time and felt
at ease. His temperature at 9 p. m.
was 110.6 and his pulse 64.
Last night he slept well and on
waking this morning was (comfort
able; his head being quite clear. At
9 a. m. today his temperature was
99.6 and his pulse 68.
Steyn a ad Dewett Attack.
MASERU, Basutoland. Nov. 20. Na
tives .report that former President
Steyn and General Dewet, with 1,000
men, traversed the British lines be
tween Alexandria and Warringham's
store and attacked a British post, sub
sequently retiring by the road to Dew
etsdorp, in the Orange River colony.
Concludae its -seslon
Cattle Ktn a Bavlac Mania.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. W. F. Mel
lick, former president of the National
bank at Pocatello, Idaho, and "cattle
king" of the snake river, that state,
is now a raving lunatic the result. It
ia thought, of being sandbagged in
Chicago n week ago. He was taken to
Morristown, N. J., heavily ironed,
and was commuted as a private pa
tient to the state hospital for the in
sane at Morris Plains. The committ
ment was made at the instance of his
father, R. W. Mellick. a wealthy farm
er of New Germantown, N. J.
Davis Shows No Change.
ST. PAUL, MUul, Nov. 23. There
was no material change In the condi
tion of United States Senator Davis to
day. For several days his food has
consisted of eggnogs. cocoa and other
easily digested foods. Naturally, his
almost constant delirium, interferes
materially with his ability to, accept
noarlshmeat. and his attendants fear
the result of this condition. The kid
ney Jeaton yields scarcely at all to
treatmnat, though the depletion of the
system hac been partially stayed.
NOW ON FRENCH SOU
Ibadsnt of Seats African Ispnblk
AiriTeiia Only EnrepsaaFrei Stats.
f HILQE WVES A COiMAi WELCOKf
aad WeleoaMS Stardy
IS m Mttlag
MARSEILLES, Nov. 23 Today
proved a triumph for Mr. Kruger
such as even the Boer delegates and
his most ardent admirers failed to
anticipate. The delirium of enthusi
asm which marked every step of his
progress from the time he landed un
til the hotel was reached was n reva-
Jation even to the people of Marseilles
themselves. It fully equalled if it cia
not surpass the frantic demonstration
of patriotism with which France
opened her arms to Major Marchand
at Toulon on his return from Fa
shoda. An assembly of such, masses, exceeding-
even the most sanguine es
timate, might perhaps be partly' ex-'
plained by the ceremonious obsequies
of the bishop of Marseilles, including
an imposing religious procession from
the cathedral, but nothing can mini
mize the spontaneous explosion of
sentiment displayed toward Mr. Kru
ger by the entire population of the
first port and one of the largest cities
Yet the grandeur of this demonstra
tion, perhaps, ranks second in im
portance to the emphatic manifestos
of "no compromise" which Mr. Kru
ger delivered in a low voice, but one
vibrating with emotion, accompanied
by energetic gestures of the right
hand, stirring tne hearts of all Witn
in hearing. ,
The last sentences of his declara
tion were uttered with a vigor and a
decision which bore out his reputa
tion as the Incarnation of Iron will
and stubborn resistance. His mere
delivery of a declaration of such far
reaching Importance testified to the
independence of his character, as it
came as a surprise even to his inti
mate political advisers, who, up to the
last, were in ignorance of his deter
mination. He announced to the world this
morning that the Boers would be a
(free people or die and the faces of
the men about him, Fischer, Weasels,
Grobler and the' other Boer represent
atives, bore the look of earnest deter
mination, reflecting the spirit that
Mr. Kruger declared animated every
man, woman and child in the Trans
vaal. The unfortunate occurrence at the
hotel on the main boulevard alone
marred the character of the demon
stration which up to that moment
had been unanimously and exclusively
a tribute of sympathy and admira
tion. "Vive Krager.' "Vive les Boers'
and "Vive la Libete, were the cries
that formed a hurricane of cheering
and swept over the city. Unfortu
nately, the highly reprehensible fool
ishness of half a dozen persons in
throwing small coins into the crowd
as Mr. Kruger passed acted like
magic in conjuring up an anti-Brlt-lsh
outburst, which it needed all the
promptitude and energy of the police
to prevent becoming a serious disturb-at-e.
u i '
The hotel remained for. the rest of
the day in f a state of sieged while at
one time V procession' several thous
and strong; marched ja the direction
of the British consulate, shouting
"Down with the English," and rais
ing other threatening cries. The re
sult was that a strong body of police
was compelled to disperse the dem
onstrators, although it was not found
necessary to make more than a few
Throughout the evening, however,
large bands of students ' and other
youths marched up and dowain front
of Mr. Krugers hotel and of the hotel
which was the scene of the unfortu
nate incident cheering in chorus for
Mr. Irruger and the Transvaal and de
nouncing England.' These demon
strators were more noisy than dan
gerous, and the police wisely left
them to relieve their feelings by
shouting, instead of interfering with
them, which might have created dis
order. ftOER APfEAlTO r At IS I AN S.
Citizens Calleel Uaaa ta Shaw Their Sym
pathy for Krajrer.
PARIS, Nov. 23. The committee of
Boer independence has posted a pla
card in Paris tonight, calling upon
Parisians to give Mr. Kruger the
warmest possible welcome. "Welcome
him," says the appeal, "in the name
of that liberty which you all -have at
heart. Give him a most positive tes
timony of our 'profound admiration
for an ardent sympathy with the race
of heroes of which he la a magnificent
"Paris should say to Mr. Kruger
that she is entirely with him In his
sacred mission." Paris ahould warm,
again by Its flame an old man, over
come with mourning, who remains
steadfast in the defense of his conn
try. "Nothing, however, should be dene,
nothing should be said, that might
embarrass the work he comes to ac
complish. Say only 'Live Kruger, long
live the Boers, and long live the South
Hrarasha Traveler JaUeS.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. Abram Moore, a
Nebraska traveling man, who was ccn-.
victed a year ago of swindling a stock
yards firm out of $47,000 by selling a
herd of cattle which he did not own
and of the actual existence of which
there is still some doubt, has been de
nied a new trial by the appellate court.
The firm, which Moore was said to
have swindled was '.the Strahorn-Hut-ton-Evans
company. He will be sent
back to Chicago to serve, a sentence of
one year In Jail and pay a fine of $1,
60C. " " .
, BayaUst Wias la MawaU.
HONOLULU, Nov. 14. (Via San
Francisco. Nov. 22.) Practically com
plete election returns from nil the Is
lands., show , that Robert Wilcox Is
elected delegate to, congress by a ma
jority of 31C for the term of the Fifty
seventh congress 'and '277 lor the Fifty-sixth
congress, anexpired term. -The
returns also shew the independent na
tive power invfnll control .of the leg
islature, having 2 majority, in each
house and a majority over' aothdem
oocrats and republicsns on Joint ballot.
! , M.ni
MP ken wLm ft vmrn iwwt.
Ftaally Clears a Up.
COZAD, Neb., Nov. 24. Srrkk Se
bol, a German, sixty-six years of Mt,
was found, dead in a canysn ten miles
southwest of here by two hunters. The
body was hanging to a plum tree.'
Three strands of binding twine were
tied to the plum tree about fourteen
inches from the ground. The other
end was around the dead man's neck.
The tree Is on the edge of a ledge, ud
the body was hanging over the ledge.
Sobel disappeared a year ago and it
appears that he hung himself the
same day that he disappeared, aad
the body had been hanging by the neck
in the canyon for a year. The coyotes
and birds feasted upon the remains.
One of the legs and feet were found
some distance from the body. The
eyes appeared to have been pecked out
Sebol had been working for Godfrey
Ingalla,.for,threeyeara far- his hoard,
and often stated that he had onee n
good home, but he deeded It to his son,
with the understanding that he (the
son) would care for him during the
.remainder of his life, but one day
the son turned him out of doors and
he has had no home since. .
Some think that there has been foul
play, claiming that the binding twine,
that was around his neck was not
stained, but as bright as new.
Where to Apply far Place.
LINCOLN, Nov. 24. Thus far the
republican candidates on the state
ticket have been worried lightly by
applicants for office, but from this
time on they expect no rest. Already
some have gone into hiding. For the
benefit of those who wish to send ap
plications by mail, the following list
has been prepared: .
Governor: Charles H. Dietrich,
Lieutenant governor: Ezra P. Sav
Secretary of state: George W.
Marsh. Falls City.
Auditor: Charles Weston, Hay
Treasurer: William Steufer, West
Superintendent: William K. Fowler,-
Attorney General: Frank N. Prout,
Land commissioner: George D.
Lest la the VJssearl.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Nov. 24.
Alex Croger, a carpenter and contrac
tor, went over the river with his. two
daughters and a son, nearly all grown,
for hunting and fishing. After they
had been over there some time he be
came separated from the party, and
soon they heard someone calling for
help. They searched everywhere but
could find no trace of him. Next
morning a party, headed by Mr. Cro
ger'a wife, went over the river and
after a search found his hat caught in
some bruslTon the bank of the river.
Mr. Croger carried a great deal of In
surance In various orders. The members-,
of the orders will endeavor to
find the body, and will keep up the
search until they do.
Mast Decide hy It.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Nov. 24. There
were four offices in this county which
at the late election neither yielded to
the republican snowslide nor main
tained the proud fusion dignity of the
community. P. H. Roberts and Fred
Wille each received Just one vote for
constable in Shell Creek township;
John Bruen and William HoelDeman,
Jr., each two votes for the same office
in Grand Prairie; John Boe and Henry
Cattau each thirty for' overseer in Dis
trict No. 46, Bismarck- township; E.
M. Vaught and William H. Pugsley
each 114 for assessor in Monroe town
ship. The parties will all cast lots for
the respective places.
The Electoral Vote.
LINCOLN, Nov. 24. The electoral
vote of Nebraska minus the vote in
Hitchcock county, gives McKinley a
majority of 8,047 based on the .
erage of the vote cast for the eight
electors on each side. The tabulation,
taking the vote for Nesbit and Lobeck,
the first electors on the ticket on each
side, gives McKinley a majority of 7,
900. Dietrich's majority over Poynter,
although the-vote -has not yet been
canvassed, is believed to be 861.
Veto aa Presldeatlal Blectors.
LINCOLN, Nov. 24. The vote on
presidential electors was tabulated In
the office of the secretary of state,
minus Hitchcock: county, whose returns
on electors had to be sent back for
correction. Hitchcock county gave
.about 100 majority for fusion. The
total vote of the state this year, not
counting Hitchcock county, is 249,928.
With Hitchcock county It will reach
250,000 as compared with 239,795 four
rellews far Steward.
; PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Nov. 24.
Rush O. Fellows, editor of the Platts
mouth Post, is an applicant for the
appointment as steward of the Lin
coln insane asylum. Mr. Fellows has
been editing a republican newspaper
in Nebraska for the past quarter of a
century, entering upon his career with
the late John A. McMurphy on the
old Plattamouth Herald.
Dr. Teal Is Nai
HASTINGS, Neb., Nov. 24. Governor-elect
Dietrich appointed Dr.
Frederick Teal of Omaha superintend
ent of the Norfolk asylum. The final
choice for this position had simmered
.down to Dr. Bailey of IJncom and Dr.
Teal, but Mr. Dietrich received word
from Dr. Bailey stating that he did
not want .to be considered, as an ap
plicant for the "position, as he was
not desiflous of giving up his practice.
Mr. Dietrich has also appointed Mr. C.
J.. Mites of Hastings and Mr. Jenkina
of Fairbury to the honorary positions
as members of his staff.
rails Cider Car Wheels.
M'COOK, Neb", Nov. 24 While at
tempting .to. steal a ride on freight
train No. 76, George Montgomery, a
young man hailing from Raveaswood,
HI., was killed by falling- under the
wheels. Both legs were cut on, be
sides sustaining other Injuries. Re
died in a few minutes. He was at
tempting to crawl into the upper deck
of a sheep ear to keep warm' wham he
fell to his death. He hid been work
ing on the Brash line and was beat-
I Ing Ms way home.
TO GO 1R FILIPINOS
IteArthv Hum an Active 0am-
faign Against Them.
KST TIME fOi ACTION IS NOW
freaa Chlaa, Batter Beads, lav
rraasaartatUa aad Bad af Laag
Cedaee ta Harry Up Bee-
MANILA. Nov. 22. General Mac
the Arthur was asked today whether
the result of the presidential election
In the United States was In any way
responsible for the orders to push the
eneratlona against the Filipinos. He
replied that the result of the election
wan merely coincident with other fea
tures of the situation. He added that
the return of, the soldiers and ma--IflirssHErem-Chinar-wlth-the-
who had arrived recently, would la
crease the number of troops to 70,000
men. The enlargement of the forces,
the ending of the rainy season, better
roads, improved transportation and
the desire to make the most efficient
use of the volunteers before their
term of service expired in June, are
all contributory to the most active
Concerning the replacing of 35,009
volunteers. General MacArthur said
he favored the establishment of a
standing army of 75,000 men and au
thorizing the president to increase it
to 100,000. The general said. he wan
enlarging the force in General Young's
district to nearly 7,000 men; that
heavy reinforcements are being sent
to General Hughes in the island of
Panay; that more troops had been or
dered to southern Luzon and that va-,
rious column movements had been
The stranding of the coasting trans
port Indiana is causing a long delay
In reaching a number of the remote
coast stations In southern Luzon,
which have subsistence to November
1 only and will have to depend largely
on foraging until the Indiana ia float
ed or another steamer is secured.
The customs warehouses are con
gested, a fact which is delaying the
commerce of Manila. General Smith,
the collector of the port, at a meet
ing today of many importers urged
the necessity for the removal of the
goods. The merchants talk of organ
izing a company for the erection of
The soldiers and marines who have
returned from China are selling quan
tities of curios looted from the res
idences of the nobility or wealthy per
sons at Pekin and Tien Tsin. Many
of them are valuable and ridiculously
cheap and a number of such presents
have been sent to the United States
for Christmas presents.
AWfUL IQSS OfUff. ,
atavagas af geathsra 8 1 eras Grew Greater
as the Hears Ge By.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 22. Dis
patches up to 9 o'clock indicat.- that
last night's stonn, which rwept over
northern Mississippi and central and
western Tennessee, wab one of great
severity. Adivce:; to the Associated
Press and 'from special corrspondents
show that the loss of Ufa in the ter
ritory visited by the tornado already
amounts to sixty-four and the number
injured to over fifty. Telegraphic
communication to the regions visited
by the cyclone is suspended and it is
feared that when full details are
known the list of dead will be length
ened. The following table shows the
loss of life, together with injured,
compiled from dispatches forced
through by courier and telephone
from the devastated localities.
Columbia, Tenn 40 25
La Grange, Tenn 3 6
Lavergne 3 1
Thompson 1 0
Nolan8ville 2 8
Love Station 2 1
Tunica, Miss 5 0
Lulu, Miss 4 0
Hernando, Miss 2' 0
Batesville, Miss 0 8
Roxley's Store 3 0
Franklin, Tenn 0 2
Totals 64 51
So far as Tennesse is concerned it
was the most 'destructive storm ever
known in the state. Nearly fifty per
sons were killed and 100 more injured,
while the damage to houses, timber
and other property will reach large
The storm entered the state from
northern Mississippi and swept across
in a northeasterly direction. Great
damage is reported from the counties
bordering on Mississippi and further
on Columbia, In Maury county, is the
heaviest sufferer. LaVergne. Nolans
ville and Gallatin also felt the wind's
fury, the storm finally losing its force
against the Cumberland mountains.
Columbia's casualties number twenty
four dead and some fifty injured.
TKEATY wJVtS MOW TfMC.
gssrelaiy Hay aad Mexico's Aaiaassader
WASHINGTON. Nov 22. Secretary
Hay, for the United States, and Am
bassador Aspiroz, for the government
of Mexico, today signed a treaty, fur
ther extending, the time allowance for
the. survey and definition of the water
boundary between Mexico and the
United States. There already have
been several 'extensions, In each case
for a year, but the present arrange
ment will continue untiL the. work Is
Mea ta Bash Calleat BUI.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 22. The executive
committee appointed at the meeting
of the League .of National Associations
of Industrial and Commercial Organ
izations yesterday, for the purpose of
securing the passage of the Cullom
Mil amending the interstate commerce
law, has organized by electing E. P.
Bacon of MUwauke as chairman. C.
H. Sebyt of St. Louis was made chair
man, R. S. Lyon of Chicago, treasurer,
and Frank Barry of Milwaukee, sec
retary and manager of the work at
Will Brian- Them All
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. Adjutant
General Corbin authorizes the state--ment
that It Is the intention of the
War department to bring home from
the Philippines to the United States
every one of the volunteers who care
to come and discharge them here on
or btore th 1st of July nxt It is the'
expectation and the hope of the War
department that .the coming congress
will, at its session enact legislation
which will, enable the department to
replace the present volunteer force by
permanent force of soldiers.
WANT It It Mf S&NCfl liYS.
Jfew ta Wasalagtea.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 21. The eight
citizens chosen to cast the electoral
vote of Nebraska will meet in Lincoln
on January 12, in the language of the
statute, "the Saturday preceding the
second Monday In January." The elec
tors will be called 'upon to decide n
lively rivalry among their number as
to whose shall be the honor of bearing
the glad tidings to Washington. The
avowed applicants for this distinction
are J. L . Jacobson of Omaha, John F.
Nesbit of Tekamah, R. B. Windham of
PhUtsmonth and Joseph J. Laager of
Wilber. There are two additional can
didates who have enjoined their eel
leagues not to reveal their names,
leaving only John L. Kennedy of
Omaha and one other not actively in
Each of the electors has a budget
of solicitations from his fellow om
cials, and they in turn have for the
most part sent out similar missive. No
delegate hsavmaa.spledgavexcept -to.
himself and the confusion will not be
straightened out until the day of meet-
, The official' messenger must arrive
in Washington before the fourth Mon
day In January with his official certi
ficate sealed, authenticated and ready
to be placed in the hands of the presi
dent of the senate. A second copy of
the certificate Is sent by mail, provid
ing against any possible accident to
the messenger. A third copy of the
official vote Is placed in the hands of
Judge Munger of the United States
district court aa a final safeguard. If
the recorded vote does not reach
Washington by January 28 the secre
tary of state will call for the copy in
the hands of the district Judge. Con
gress will be In session when the mes
senger arrives, and there Is no doubt
as to the cordiality of his welcome.
For his services the messenger re
ceives only mileage one way at the
rate of 25 cents per mile. This amount,
however, la more than sufficient to
cover his expenses both ways. The
electors receive S5 per day and 19
cents mileage, the same-compensation
as that allowed members of the legis
lature; The first duty of the electors Is to
assemble at Lincoln on January 12, to
fill vacancies, If any exist, and to re
ceive their certificates of election from
the governor. This document con
tains the assurance that the electors
have been duly chosen and are quali
fied to cast the vote of the state. The
certificates are Issued In triplicate, one
copy going to the national secretary of
state and one being attached to the
official returns sent to Washington.
The electors meet a second time on
the following Mondsy, when their
vote is cast for president and vice
president separately and for the spe
cial messenger. The statute formerly
fixed the date of meeting upon the
first Wednesday in December, but this
was considered too close upon the
heels of election.
tf AJY TO WJiSIIE AWINAU0.
rarater riUataa CUet aad rellawera
ta serve Under MeArthar.
MANILA, Nov. 21. General Maco
bos, the former Filipino chief. Is pre
pared to start n pursuit of Aguinaldo
wth 100 picked natives, sunnorted bv
American troops. Other ex-rebels will
oe used in campaigning the country.
Their offers have not been formally
made yet. but they are readv If the
authorities will accept their services.
Aguinaldo it is supposed Is In north
ern Lvixon, according to statements
made by ex-rebel leaders now In Ma
nila, confirmed from other sources.
Aglipay, a renegade native priest,
long an insurgent leader in Northern
Luzon, has writteen to friends in Ma
nila asking for election news and re
questing to be infomed whether a de
cision has been reached concernine
the relations between church and state
and the disposition of church proper
ties. The replies sent him' contain the
Information that church and state will
be separate and that entire religions
freedom will be allowed.
Will Keep Tax on Tea.
WASHINGTON. D..C, Nov. 21. The
republican members of the ways and
means committee met today to con
sider a measure for the reduction of
the war revenue tax. The most im
portant action taken was a decision
not to remove the tax of 10 cents a
pound on tea. The committee will not
take up or disturb the tariff on im
ports as the members claim it would
apen up the whole subject of tariff
reveision. The committee will not
grant any hearings while framing the
bill. Parties who are interested, how
ever, can file briefs or statements with
Tornado Wreaks Vengeance.
. NASHVILLE. Tenn. Nov. 21. The
Nashville 4b Chattaonoga depot and
eighteen other houses were demolished
by a tornado tonight at La Vergne. a
station on the Aseville & Chattanooga
road, ninety-six miles south of here
More than a mile of telephone and
telegraph wires were destroyed and
detaila are meager, but it is known
that a man named Robertson and his
child were instantly killed and a sec
tion boss Injured.
Hear D'sqaletlnc Rinar.
LONDON, Nov. 21. There is n
rague rumor in the service clubs this
evening that a battle is in progress
between the Boer forces under Gen
eral DeWet and the British troops In
MarsefUes raeale Waltlas;.
. MARSEILLES, Nov. 21. Former
President Kruger probably will land
kere on Thursday. Bad weather Is re
sorted In the Mediterranean and the
Dutch cruiser Gelderland, on which he
)s a paaaenger, will hug the coast of
the gulf of Genoa In preference to
heading direct for Marseilles, so as to
avoid the cross seas. She will reach
this pert tomorrow evening Instead of
tonight. Every preparation, however,
has been made for Mr. Krugers possi
ble landing; tomorrow morning.
His Caaatry Well.
NEW YORK, Nov. '21. Lieutenant
Francis Boy Haezler, U. S. N., died at
the naval hospital here today, of ty
phoid' fever. Lieutenant Haezler was
eminent as an electrician and was an
expert in the application of compress
ed air In mechanics. In the battle of
Bantlagft which resulted in the de
strnctlom of Cervera's fleet. Lieutenant
Haeslertwas In charge of the star
hoard turret of the battleship Texas,
and earned high praise for the man
ner Ib wheel) V'S guns were served.
F UNCLE SAM WILL STAY
Ptiimh to letaia a Landing Place k
tke Ceacert Iadeiaitely.
0TKI rtWTtS ACTINf STRANKU
Their Barly rraatlsM Were Net Staeerc
or Seaee af Their Ministers Hava Bx
merleaeed AMsratlea The Geaeral
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. The Chi
nese situation was the main topic un
der consideration at today's cabinet
meeting. The administration is not
disposed to Join with the other gov
ernments in making demands upon thav
Chinese imperial authorities which
the Chinese government cannot com
ply with. So far as our governmeat ia
advised the foreign ministers at Pekin
'have notyet agreed-upon all -points
under discussion. Mr. Conger has re
ported from time to time the various
propositions under consideration, but
he has not yet indicated that the end
ia at hand or that anything in the na
ture of an agreement has been reached
upon which the various powers might
act aad which is to serve as a basis of
negotiation with the Chinese authori
ties. Mr. Conger has not, however,
been heard from for a week, and this
fact has caused some discouragement
to the officials who expected that this
phase of the difficult question would
noon be closed.
Having passed over the stage of pro
scription of the Chinese leaders who
were responsible for the Boxer out
rages,' the foreign ministers are be
lieved now to be engaged with difficult
subjects of indemnities and guaran
ties. The last Ulnted States proposi
tion was in line with the Russian pro
ject to allow Tffe Hague commission
ers to adjust the indemnities. It is
believed that the proposition has never
commended Itself to the British or
German governments and failing such
a reference to the question of indem
nity it is believed that it will be a
most difficult task for the ministers at
Pekin to reach an agreement on this
subject, particularly in view of the
existence of a very strong suspicion of
the motives of some of these ministers.
This apparent difference in original
purpose between the United States
government and some of the other
powers have operated to prevent a set
tlement of the Chinese question upon
the broad lines laid down In the state
department's proposition. It is true
that all of the powers subscribed a
more or less reluctant assent to such
proposals as look to the preventiiaa of
the partition of China and the guar
anty of an "open door" to all others
yet it begins to appear from the course
of the negotiations that either these
promises were not sincere in all cases
or that some of" the makers honestly
have changed their minds as to what
shall be done for the present in China.
It may be stated, however, regardless
of the embarrassments and delays that
follow from the existence of this state
of. affairs, that the United States gov
ernment does not propose to be driven
out of the concert relative to China
at this juncture in the negotiations;
for, notwithstanding the wish cher-.
Ished by the administration to free the
government from these entanglements
at the earliest possible' moment, and
to withdraw entirely oiir military
forces from China, it has definitely
been determined that this shall not be
done until all proper interests of the
United States in China have been con
served. Cbas. H.Hoyt Dead.
CHARLESTON, N. H., Nov. 21.
Charles H. Hoyt, the well known play
wright, died at his residence here at
7:15 o'clock tonight of paresis from
which he had been suffering for
months past. Ever since his return to
Charlestown, after his release from
a private asylum, at Hartford, by order
of the court early in August, it has
been known by his attendants and
nearest friends that his condition jwas
serious and that there was little or no
chance for his recovery but Mr. Hoyt
apparently seemed hopeful of ultimate
Joe Maaley Decides to Qalt.
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 2i. -Joseph
Manley, for sixteen years chairman of
the executive committee of the Maine
republican state committee, today sent
bis- resignation as a member of the
Btate committee to Hon. Bryan F.
Boyd, the secretary, to take effect in
the new year when the incoming com
mittee is organized. Mr. Manley has
served continuously for twenty years
on the committee and for nineteen
years as a member of the executive
Offered Vote or Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 21. The offi
cial returns from Kansas counties just
compiled show that the total vote of
the state was 349,917. For president,
McKinley received 187,881'; Bryan.
162,077. For governor, Stanley (rep.),
169,947; Breidenthal (fus.), 148.830.
The republicans will have a major
ity of 71 on Joint ballot in the next
Cecil Baodea Goes Angling.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 21. It has
been persistently rumored here for
some time past that Cecil Rhodes has
been in St. Petersburg in strict in
cognito recently, engaged in some
financial business. The rumor cannot
Bear Admiral Steatbel Dead.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.-Rear Admi
ral Roger N. Stembel, retired, died
from pneumonia today, in the Fifth
Avenue hotel. He would have been
90 years old next month, and'with the
exception of Thomas O. Selfridge, the
elder, had seen more years of life and
service than any man in the list of
rear admirals. Rear Admiral Stembel
had a record cf gallant service in the
civil war. He' made his home in
Washington, passing the summer m
Baraa Is Vaster Werksmaa.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Nov. 2L It was
announced officially today that Simon
Burns, president of the Window Glass
Workers' association, was elected gen
eral master workman of the Hayes
faction of the Knights of Labor at its
recent general assembly at Birming
ham, Ala. The other officers chosen
are: General worthy foreman, Leslie
McConnell of Alabama; secretary and
treasurer, John W. Hayes: executive
board. Thomas O'Reilly. New York:
L. B. Chamberlain. Pueblo, cot,: Isaac .
H. Sanderson, Toronto, Can. I
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