The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 05, 1900, Image 1

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te Delegate ef United States.
LONDON, Dec 1. Nothing in re
Kard to the United States battleship
Kentucky Is coming direct from Smyr
na. The authorities there are evident
ly censoring all dispatches.
29. The opinion is expressed in diplo
matic circles that the American claims
arising from the Armenian massacres
" -."may now be regarded as practically
. ' settled, as an irade providing for the
building of a cruiser in the United
States is officially promulgated."
The question of the consulate at Har-
poot remains open, the porte persist
. lng in its refusal to grant an exe
quatur to Dr. Thomas H. Norton. The
moral effect, uowever, created by the
presence of the United States battle-
.ship Kentucky at Smyrna in support of
'. the representations of the American
. : legation, taken in conjunction with the
settlement of the other claims, leads
the legation to nope for an early ar
rangement of all outstanding differ-
. ences.
'LONDON, Dec. 1. A Reuter dis
,. - patch from Constantinople says t is
suggested that Russia is prompting the
. ""porte to refuse to grant an exequatur
" to Dr. Norton. The dispatch adds: "It
is an open secret that they dislike the
. .foreign consuls in Asia Minor, espe
" cially the Americans, whom they sus
pect of aiding the American mission
work in Armenia."
. WASHINGTON, Dec 1. No propo
- .Sit ion haR come to the United States
y government from Turkey looking to
. the payment of the missionary claims
.under the guise of an order for a war
- -: ship to be built in the United States.
. "-.While it is hardly expected that any
. . 'formal proposition of this kind will be
' I "forthcoming, it is, of course, beyond
the power of the state department to
:. prevent or interfere with any arrange
ment with American shipbuilders and
. individual claimants. The point is,
after all, to have the claims paid and
,. the state department officials are not
. Vr particular as to the form in which the
' .payments are paid. Perhaps they are
indifferent in this respect because of
"Knowledge of the fact that the Turk-
ish government might be terribly em
barrassed by the pressure of Euro-
.. pcan creditors were the United States
government to instst upon certain
forms of procedure in this case.
There are no developments in the ne
gotiations respecting the exequatur of
Dr. Norton, who would be United
0 States consul at Harpoot. The matter
is still one of correspondence and the
authorities here are confident that the
. Turkish government will, in the end,
. yield on this point.
General McArthur Confirms Seateaee
Iased on Filipino..
MANILA. Dec 1. General MacAr
'. thur has confirmed the sentence of
hanging passed upon four natives re
cently convicted of murder at Lingay
ven. The condemned were members
of "Guard ia de Honor," a band of as-
sassins whose victims were kidnaped
cud boloed. They will be hanged en
December 21.
The United States cruiser Newark,
under order to proceed to Guam to
investigate the circumstances of the
disaster to the United States auxil
iary cruiser Yosemite, has not yet
Arthur Ferguson, secretary of the
Philippine commission, has gone to
Kong Kong for a short vacation to
. recruit his health, which has recently
fceen poor.
The United States transport Indi--.
ana, which, as announced November 17,
went ashore on the east side of the
Isla de Polillo, off the east coast of
Luzon, was successfully floated and ar
' rived at Binangonan sound short of
coal. It transferred to the United
States transport Pennsylvania the con
tingent of the Twenty-second infantry
and the supplies destined for Baler
and then proceeded to Neuva Caceras,
. en the Blola river, province of South
Cody HoBtiar Party.
EDGEMONT, S. D., Nov. 30. A large
hunting party passed through this
city enroute to the Big Horn moun
tains. Among the party were: Colonel
"VV. T. Cody and H. H. Hake of Omaha,
M. R. Russell of Deadwood, J. H.
O'Brian of Buffalo, N. Y., Si Compton
of Sheridan, Wyo., John Martin of
Cody. Wyo.. and F. N. Pearson and C.
H. Morrrill of Lincoln, Neb.
CaraeRie Contract Signed.
WASHINGTON. Dec. L The con
tract with the Carnegie company for
furnishing a large quantity of armor
plate, under the agreement recently
announced, was concluded and signed
today, and it is expected that the Beth
lehem contract for armor will be sign
ed tomorrow.
Train Gom Iato the River.
BEAVER. Pa.. Nov. 28. Late to
night a Cleveland & Pittsburg flyer
went into the Ohio river at this place.
Three Cleveland men. Engineer Couch
eour, Fireman Allen and Express Mes
senger Casey, were killed. Nineteen
others are reported dead and the en
tire train is said to be in the river.
Caba Company Organised.
Wliliam Van Home, with his party,
left Santiago this evening for Cien
guegos, from which point he will go
io Santa Clara and Havana. He ex
pects to return here in February. The
Cuba company is now fully organized
and Sir William's son will remain In
Santiago as assistant superintendent of
'construction. Sir William expressed
himself as greatly pleased at the at-
titude of business men here toward
hi6e projects for the immediate con
struction of the Central railroad.
Two Honored Smallpox Ca e.
ONAWA. Ia., Dec 1. The smallpox
cases at Decatur, Neb., are still on
the increase and there are now said
to be nearly 200 cases. The disease is
rapidly spreading among the Indians
on the reservation and several fatali
ties are reptrtcd. There is one well
developed case on this aide of the
river, in Lincoln township, which is J
now nmaer quarantine, oaawa and
Lincoln and Franklin townships are
jisiitaining a "strict quarantine. All
touiaeaa between here and Decatur bat
tie rtreunowof neiiaska.
Betaraa by Ceaatlea tilvea Oat ay the
Ceaeas Kareaa.
WASHINGTON, Dec. L The popu
lation of Nebraska, as officially an
nounced. Is 1,069,539, against 1,058,910
in 1890. This is an increase since
1890 of 9,629, or 9 per cent The pop
ulation in 1889 was 452,402, showing
an increase of 606,508. or 134.0 per
cent, from 1880 to 1890. The popula
tion by counties follows:
1900. 1890. 1SS0.
Adams !S,S40 24,303 10,235
Antelope 11.3M 10.339 3,953
Banner 1,114 2,435
ASlaine .................. 603 1,146 .....
Boone 11.689 8.683 4,170
Box Butte S.573 5,494
Boyd 7.332 693
Brown 3,470 4,359
Buffalo 20,254 22,162 7,531
Burt 13,049 11.069 6,937
Butler 15,703 15,454 9.194
Cass 21,330 24.0M 16.6S3
Cedar 12,467 7.02S 2,699
Chase 2.559 4.S07 70
vnerry ..... 6,541 6,42$ .....
Cheyenne 5,570 5,693 1,558
Clay 15.735 16,310 11.294
Colfax 11,211 10,453 . 6.5SS
Cuming 14,584 12,865 5.569
Custer 19,758 21,677 2211
Dakota...- 6,286 5,386 3,213
1amcS vZav 9iZZ
Dawson .... 12,214 10,129 2,909
ACUCI 2aDm epOafw
Dixon 10,535 8.084 4,177
Dodge 22,298 19.260 11.263
Douglas 140,590 158.008 37.645
Dundy 2.434 4,Jl2 37
Fillmore 15.087 16.022 10,204
Franklin 9,453 7.693 5,465
Frontier 8,781 8.497 934
Furnas 12.373 9,840 6.407
Gage 30.051 36.344 13,164
Garfield 2.127 1,659
Gosper 5,301 4,816 1,673
Grant 763 458
Greeley 5.691 4.869 1.461
Hall 17,206 16,513 8.572
Hamilton 13.330 14.096 8.267
Harlan 9,370 8,158 6,086
Hayes 2,708 3,953 119
Hitchcock 4.409 5,799 1,012
Holt 12,224 13,672 3,287
looK6r 432 426
Howard 10,343 9.430 4.391
Jefferson 15,196 14,852 8,096
Johnson 11.197 10,333 7.593
Kearney 9,866 9,061 4,072
Keith 1,951 2,556 194
Keya Paha 3,076 3.920
Kimball 758 959
Knox 14,343 8.5S2 3,666
Lancaster 64,833 76,395 2S.0S0
Lincoln 11.416 10,441 3.632
Logan 960 1,378
Loup 1,303 1.G62
McPherson 517 401
Madison 16.976 13,669 3.5S9
Merrick 9.235 8.758 5.341
Nance 8.222 5.773 1.212
Nemaha 14,952 12.920 10.451
Nuckolls 12.414 11,417 4.235
Otoe 22,288 23,403 13.727
Pawnee 11.770 10,310 6,1 0
Perkins 1,702 4.364
Phelps 10,772 9,869 2.417
Phelps 10.772 9.869 2,447
Platte 17,747 15,437 9.511
Polk 10,542 10.817 6.S16
Red Willow 9.604 8.837 3,044
Richardson 19,614 17,574 15.031
Rock 2.S09 3.083
Saline .. 18.252 20,097 14,491
Sarpy 9,080 6.S75 4.481
Saunders 22.085 21.577 15,810
Scotts Bluff 2,552 1.8S8
Seward 15.690 16.140 11,147
Sheridan 6.033 8.6S7
Sherman 6,550 6,399 2.0C1
Sioux 2.055 2,452 699
Stanton 6.939 4,619 1.813
Thayer 14.323 12,738 6,113
Thomas 628 517
Thurston 8.756 3.176 109
Valley 7,339 7.092 2.324
Washington 13.0S6 11.S69 8,631
Wayne 9,802 6.169 813
Webster 11.519 11.210 7.104
Wheeler 1.362 1.683 644
York 18,203 17.279 ll.litf
Kebraaka'a Great Sarplaa.
LINCOLN, Dec. 1. -Figures com--piled
by the State' Bureau of Statistics
show that the surplus products ex
ported from Nebraska during the last
calendar year amounted In value to
$173,849,207. Following are the fig
ures: Kind. Amount. Value.
Horses and mules, hd 50,370 S 2.014,800
Cattle, head 698,181 32,814 307
Hogs, head 2.213.912 27.673.900
Sheep, head 737,337 2,580,750
Mixed stock, head 81,578 1.713.13S
Packing house pro
ducts, pounds 704.326.163 32.839,462
Wheat, bushels 21.S52.019 12.01S.650
Corn, bushels 77.774.683 13,070,103
Oats, bushels 17,590,315 2.S14.433
Barley, bushels 430.143 398.376
Rye. bushels 1,249.615 474.929
Hay. tons 92.903 603.882
Flax, bushels 9SO.074 973.173
Flour, pounds 86,862,73.: 1,737,235
Other mill products,
pounds 71,299,000 534,742
Grain, not classified,
bushels 3L77S 9,433
Live poultry, coops.... 211,015 l,S4fi,643
Dressed poultry, lbs... 1.59S.012 137,840
Egs. cases 467.803 1.403.409
Butter, pounds 20,495.478 3,695.1 S6
Cream, pounds 4.418.S30 353,508
Cheese, pounds 189.013 1S.901
Sugar beets, tons 32.309 133.436
Strawberries, cases .. 3,107 7.088
Grapes, baskets 9.S20 1.669
Apples, barrels 763 1.912
Peaches, cases 4S0 432
Black and red rasp
berries, cases 1,041 1.561
Cherries, cases 4.476 7,833
Fruit, pounds 2,375,03. 53,438
Cooperage, pounds .... 1.756.SS0 33,137
Game, pounds 223.933 22.593
Fur. pounds 12.909 4.647
Potatoes, bushels 271.500 81,450
Honey, pounds 3.6S3 368
Fish, pounds 2.939 293
Wood, care 296 1S.140
Gold .2S6.S60
Ice. cars 641 32.050
Brick, thousands 28.537 214.177
Sand and gravel, cars 2.781 20,796
Hides, pounds 2S.370.833 2,571.374
Celery 907.183 36.2S7
Vegetables, pounds .. 148.793 1.487
Broom corn, tons .... 1.271 SS.970
Brooms, dozens 44.315 155.102
Stone, cars 6.303 116.612
Beer, kegs 27.543 55.086
Lime, cars 19 2.796
Straw, tons 7S0 3,020
Millet, tons 30 185
Hemp, pounds 206,883
Wool, pounds 110.083 14,861
Feathers, pounds 1.714 837
Bread, pounds 20.791 727
Vitriol, pounds 1,783.300 JS.211
Alcohol, pounds 72,800 1S.750
Syrup, pounds 159.300 2,800
Oil meal, pounds 190,000 5,4m
Oil. pounds 54.000 2.100
Spirits .................. 12,500
Iron 11.200
Miscellaneous, lbs .... 85.417.4S6 1.222.330
Totals $173,849,207
Child Eats Strychnine.
NORFOLK, Neb., Dec 1. A four-year-old
daughter of Fred Lau, living
west of town, in searching for some
thing to eat got hold of and ate some
strychnine which was kept to poison
Ranter Accidentally Shot.
ALBION, Neb., Dec 1. Captain
Fred J. Mack, Company M, Nebraska
National Guards, was shot by a com
rade while skirmishing for quail and
rabbits. Part of the shot took effect in
his nose, neck and hand. His inju
ries are not serious, but it was a very
narrow escape.
Crashed by Wagon Wheel.
RUSHVILLE, Neb., Dec. 1. A man
named Jackson was killed on the road
between this place and Pine Ridge.
He was engaged in freighting coal to
the agency and fell from his load,
the wheels passing over his body, kill
ing him Instantly.
Dies at Age ef KtgbtyThree.
FREMONT. Neb., Dec. 1. Mrs. Ma
ria C. Blake, aged eighty-three years,
died here from a complication of dis
eases. For some time she had been
suffering from asthma and bronchitis.
One week ago she slipped on an icy
sidewalk and fell heavily. Her hip
was seriously iajnred and on account
of bar cxtreia age ahe did not aqrvive
the stock. Joan R. Blake, bmsband
of the deceased, was a prominent per
son om FiMsomt streets until bo died
abovt t years ago.
sTOKY-Five Fensu Crash ThrMgk tie
loof of Glass Works.
TEN Willi AN! FlfTY INJttfl
e Victim Keaat ea Faraaees ia
Sight ef Friends Beef Gives Way
trader Frcesare It Wat Ket BalU te
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30 By the
collapse of the roof of the San Fran
cisco and" Pacific glass works at Fif
teenth and Bryant streets about sixty
persons were more or less injured,
some of them fatally. At 3:15 o'clock
the number of dead was-reported as
The victims were watching the foot
ball game between the Stanford and
University of- California teams when
the rooTbeneath' them gave way, pre
cipitating them to the floor of the fac
tory. Some of them fell upon the fur
naces and one man of unknown iden
tity was burned almost to a crisp. The
crash of the falling roof was heard
a great distance away and thousands
of people hurried to the scene. Mes
sages were sent to the city receiving
hospital and the morgue and all the
available ambulances were hurried to
the spot.
At the Central receiving hospital at
1 o'clock five of the Injured had been
received. At the time of the accident
there was but one doctor on duty at
the hospital and he was totally unable
to attend the cases at they came in. A
summons was sent out immediately
calling upon, doctors in the neighbor
hood to come and render assistance.
Owing to the confusion existing at
that time the name of but one of the
injured has been learned. That one
was Al BBsmann, who was frightfully
cut about the head and face.
The crowd was gathered upon the
roof of a building directly over the
furnaces of the glass works. When
the roof collapsed evry occupant wa
precipitated upon the heated top ana
rolled off. Fully forty were injured,
nearly all of them seriously. Seven
of the dead are boys ranging in age
from ten to fifteen years. They were
found lying in a row and most of
them were badly mangled.
There were at least 200 people on
the roof when, it collapsed.and of these
at least sixty went down. Those who
were fortunate enough to be on a solid
section of the building scurried down
and helped remove the injured. The
heat around the furnaces was so great,
however, that to many no assistance
could be rendered and they slowly
roasted to death. Not 200 yards away
were 20,000 people watching the foot
ball game and when the news became
known there was intense excitement
among them. The ushers went through
the crowd calling for doctors and
many surgeons hurriedly left the
game. The living victims from the
disaster were taken to various hospi
tals. The Southern Pacific hospital,
within two blocks of the glass works,
was soon overcrowded and many
wounded had to be turned away.
They were hurried to St. Luke's, the
city receiving hospital and nearby
drugstores. So scattered are they
among the various institutions that it
is impossible to tell exactly how many
were hurt or how seriously they were
The coroner did not have enough
wagons to remove the dead and they
were taken away in express wagons.
Many elegant private carriages were
waiting outside the foot ball grounds
and they were pressed into service to
take away the wounded. A high fence
surrounds the glass works grounds
and thousands of people attempted to
get inside. They were restrained with
difficulty by a large force of police.
tJulted States Farther Criticised.
BERLIN, Nov. 30. The papers this
evening resume their criticism of the
course of the United States govern
ment, based upon the latest news from
Washington. The Berliner Neueste
Nachrichten says: "The United States,
with Russia, is China's chief defend
er." The Freisinnige Zeitung infers
from Ambassador White's visit ao the
foreign office and Dr. Von Holleben's
call upon President McKinley and Sec
retary Hay that serious differences of
opinion exist between the United
States and Germany. Ambassador
White re-asserted today that in hi3
recent interview with the secretary of
foreign affairs, Baron Von Richhofen,
he did not present the new American
note, but only made informal sugges
tions which did not require an answer.
He doubts that Germany will give an
answer to those suggestions. His in
sructions from Washington, directing
him to seek the inerview with the for
eign secretary, were not, he says, a
repetition of the Conger instructions.
Utah Forest Lands Withdrawn.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Commis
sioner Hermann of the general land of
fice has ordered the withdrawal from
public entry of 250,000 acres of va
cant, unappropriated public domain in
Utah, that constitutes the watershed,
from which the domestic water supply
of Salt Lake City is derived. The ac
tion is taken with a view to reserving
laid permanently for forestry pur
poses. Gold Mine Trust Formed.
LONDON, Nov. 30. The Daily Ex
press this morning publishes a rumor
that a gigantic gold mine trust has
been formed, including Messrs. John
D. Rockefeller, Cecil Rhodes. Alfred
Beit and Joseph Benjamin Robinson.
Faaeral of Senator Davis.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 30. The stream of
sympathetic messages and callers is
uninterrupted today at the late home
of Cushman K. Davis. All arrange
ments have been completed for the fu
neral, which will be a quiet one at 11
o'clock Saturday morning at the fam
ily residence. James J. Hill. Judge
Walter H. Sanborn, Judge Charles E.
Flandrau, former Governor John S.
Plllsbury, former Senator W. D. Wash
burn, Hon. Samuel R. Thayer. Minne
apolis, E. W. Peet and District At
torney Robert G. Evans will act as
pall bearers.
Xarder at Charch Festive. ''
WELLSTON, O., Nov. 30. Oscar
Cassel shot and killed Robert Leach
at a festival in the colored 'Method
ist chnrch at Berlin Cross Roads last
night. Cassel fell against a horn Rob
ert Thompson was playing. The lat
ter remonstrated and was attacked by
Cassel. Leach tried to stop the' bellig
erents, whom Cassel pulled a gun and
fired, the first shot penetrating Leach's 1
heart. As Leach fell dead Cassel held
the crowd at bay and made his' escape
to the woods. The affair created in-
ocita at.
Kcuftfs rort is stmonsiv hj
Ber. Father Laeembe Says Ie XIII sj
Banldly Aepreochtac HW Bad. S
BUFFALO, N. Y., Nor. 30. A ?
clal from Montreal says: The Rev.
Fathar Lacombe, who returned frost
Rome a short time ago. is in the city,
on his way to his mission field in the'
Canadian northwest When told by a
reporter that alarming news had been
received from Rome regarding the
pope's condition, feather Lacombe
"Yes, the end is very near. The
holy father's health was very poor
when I saw him a few weeks ago. He
received me as usual and questioned
me concerning my mission, in which
he seemed to take a great interest,
but I could not help observing that
a great change had taken place since
last I saw him.
"He appeared thin and emaciated
and his voice had a hollow ring. He
was very feeble, so feeble in fact that
he could not move about without as
sistance. The audience continued for
upwards of a quarter of -an hoar and
at its conclusion the holy father bless
ed me and those whom I might bless
on my return. As ne left the audience
chamber I felt that I had seem the
pope for the last time."
Imperial Irade Issued Ordering- a Craiaer
la the Ualted States.
arrival of the United States battleship
Kentucky at Smyrna has so shaken
up the palace that indications are ac
cumulating of a desire to hasten a
settlement to the savsfactlon of the
United States. An irade has been is
sued calling for the purchase of a
cruiser at Philadelphia, the price for
which Is to include the $90,000 Arme
nian indemnity. This is regarded as
a subterfuge designed for local con
sumption, in order to save the face
of the Porte. Nevertheless it is now
believed that Turkey will find the
money and order a cruiser in the hope
of propitiating the United States. De
spite the dispute the relations between
the Unitd Saes legation and the Porte
continue cordial.
Fatare Leeks Dark for Chlaa.
LONDON, Nov. 30. "The represen
tations of Prince Ching, Li Hung
Chang and other to the Chinese court,
that the powers are dissatisfied and
are threatening action on the Yang-Tse-Kiang
to stop supplies," says the
Pekln correspondent of the Morning
Post, wiring Tuesday, "are reported to
be having an effect, and it is said that
the court is likely to have measures to
meet the powers. An American corre
spondent reports from Pao-Ting-Fu
that 3,000 Germans under General Ket
tler and 2,000 French troops under
General Bailloud concentrated there
recently for the winter, with the inten
of making frequent expeditions north
to punish Boxer villages. Prince Uk
tomski is in daily conference with Li
Hung Chang, and occasionally meets
Prince Ching. He regards the outlook
as dark, even if the powers agree, for,
says he, China may reject the terms,
and then will come war, rebellion and
Three Crashed la a Bex Car.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 30. A dis
astrous wreck occurred at Castle Rock,
a few miles west of Evanston, on the
Union Pacific yesterday. A car in a
freight train loaded with steel rails
jumped the track and ditched five
other cars. An Ogden boy named
Thomas F. Wheelwright and two un
known tramps occupied the car that
first jumped the track. They were sta
tioned at either end and when the
crash came they were pinned down by
the ends of the rails and horribly in
jured. Began Is Still Saspeaded.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Officials
of the War department deny positively
that Commissary General Eagan, now
under suspension from the army, has
been reinstated. . It is further said
that General Eagan has filed no formal
application to have his sentence set
aside. It is understood that General
Eagan might be reinstated at any
time on condition that he would ac
cept immediate retirement but he has
shown no disposition to accede to such
Czar Is Gaining- Groand.
LIVADIA, European Russia, Nov.
29. The following bulletin was is
sued today by the czar's physicians:
The emperor passed a good day yes
terday. He slept an hour and a half.
At 9 in the evening his temperature
was 98.2; pulse, 68. He slept fairly
well 'last night. This morning his
majesty's condition and strength are
satisfactory. His temperature this
morning was 96.4; pulse, 68.
Mrs. Iease Waats Divorce.
WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 29. Mary
Ellen Lease, the well known populist
orator, who supported the republican
ticket during the late campaign, will
this week institute proceedings for di
vorce from her husband, Charles E.
Lease. She will charge incompatibility
and failure to provide. The couple
have not lived together for three years.
Mrs. Lease Is now engaged in newsp
per work in New York.
Germans Transfer Treasare.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. It is reported
here from Pekin that the Germans
have boarded a Chinese vessel and de
manded treasure consigned to an Eng
lish company at Tien Tsin. As the
boxes of treasure had been landed, the
Germans could not get them. They
then hoisted the German flag on the
vesesl and confiscated its cargo.
Expect Titrable nt Tampa.
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 30. A commu
nication was handed the sheriff signed
by the leading manufacturers of the
city saying they had good cause to
anticipate an attempt to interfere
with their business. They said that
the city was unable to afford them
protection and demanded protection
from the state authorities for their
property and the right to continue
their business without molestation. The
state militia are now ready to move
here on a moment's notice.
Foerth-Class Postmasters Safe.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. While the
postoffice department has not made an
announcement of policy to govern
changes of fourth-class postmaster
during the next four years, it can be
stated that the department prefers
that there be no more changes than
the interests of the service require,
and that foaxth-claes postmasters will
coatiBM to serve daring th:-next fonr
years of the administration, rales
there is some good cause for aaUnff
a change.
Stats Department Wishes to Inow What
... Wat Agreed at Pekin.
iwhlle, the American Ceasals Are
CeUcctlar Damage for alisslen hy
! Diplomatic, hat hy Mere Direct
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The state
department cabled Minister Conger t
forward the text of the agreement
reached by the ioreign ministers at
Pekln. Meanwhile he will withhold his
signature until the president has had
an opportunity to satisfy himself as
to this important document and to
make such changes as will bring it in
laccord wlthjrar policy. It is safe to
jircuici iuai uiis particular agreeiseui
will not become effective in its pres
ent shape. It appears that upon inquiry
directed to the powers themselves their
ministers at Pekin have not correctly
reflected their present views as to the
basis of the peace negotiations. This
statement certainly is true as to a ma
jority of the powers interested, and the
fact is regarded as warranting the pre
diction that the agreement must be
modified or abandoned.
It Is learned at the state depart
ment that while these negotiations are
dragging along at Pekin some of the
American consuls in China are achiev
ing gool results by individual efforts.
They are interesting themselves in
cases appealing directly to the viceroys
of the great provinces, where American
property and missionaries have suffer
ed, to procure indemnity and repara
tion, and in most cases they are suc
ceeding very well. It is surmised from
the latest Chinese advices that the
English consuls are doing likewise, and
are collecting many claims, and the
moneys are being turned over to the
mission Interests which suffered. If
this movement continues it is entirely
possible that neither the United States
nor Great Britain will be obliged to
concern themselves with the prosecu
tion of individual claims for indemnity
through the slow moving agencies at
Bobbers Bind Citizen and Allow Him te
See the Job Done.
EMDEN, 111., Nov. 29. Four masked
men wrecked the Farmers' bank of Em
den early today. It is stated that they
secured all the funds of the bank, be
tween $3,000 and $4,000.
When the robbers discharged their
first blasts of dynamite in an effort to
open the vault the explosion aroused
a citizen, John Alberts, four blocks
away. Alberts hurried to the bank. One
of the robbers was on guard in the
street. He seized Alberts, who was
bound hand and foot and dragged into
the bank, where he witnessed the gang
drilling into the vault door, making
ready a second blast. When the fuse
was lighted the robbers stepped outside
and left Alberts lying in the corner
when it went off. He was not seriously
injured, however. The second blast un
hinged the doors and the robbers made
off with all the cash. Securing a hand
car, they pulled in the direction of the
Delavan. There they were met by Night
Patrolman Sanford, who attempted to
arrest them. One of the robbers fired
and Sanford fell, mortally wounded
through the body. Outside the town
the men boarded a passenger train on
the Chicago & Alton. AH traces of them
were lost The engineer of the passen
ger, train claims that he saw a man
jump from the first car near Minier,
while the train was moving at a high
speed, but a search of the locality
failed to show any traces of the man.
The bank building was almost a
complete wreck and the vault was en
tirely ruined.
Foreign Nations to Attempt Another Con
ference at Brussels.
PARIS, Nov. 29. The recent confer
ence between the powers concerned as
sure the reassembling of the sugar beet
conference at Brussels. The last con
ference came to naught on account of
the stand taken by Russian and
France. It is believed these difficul
ties have been eliminated. The new
conference, the object of which is he
abolition of the sugar bounties, is
likely to have definite results.
Foar Boys Are Killed.
WELLSBURG, W. Va., Nov. 29.
Four boys were killed and fifteen or
twenty injured by an explosion of ni-tro-glycerlne
today. A party of boys,
gathered to look at the high river,
built a bonfire of driftwood on the
river bank. One of them caught an
unopened tin can floating on the water
and threw it into the fire. It contained
nitro-glycerine and its explosion killed
Herman Findley, aged 14; Rolins
Findley, 12, and William Shriver, aged
15, and another, name unknown.
Bathbone Is Optimistic.
HAVANA, Nov. 29. The impression
prevails that ex-Director of Posts
Rathbone will not fare badly in his
coming trial, and he has recently ex
pressed his belief that he will be fully
exonerated. He has even intimated
that in such an event he will expect
reinstatement. The Spanish law, un
der which the trial is to be conducted,
commands the reinstatement of officials
charged with crime against whom the
state fails to make out a case or con
viction. Beers Hot Tet Conqnered.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 29. A special
to the Star from Lawrence, Kan., says:
John Williams of Lawrence returned
home after a year's service in the
Boer army. Williams went from
Lawrence with Ernest Criss, formerly
a member of the Twentieth Kansas
regiment They were together during
that time and Williams says they en
joyed the service, which was without
restraint of military rule. He de
clares the Boers have plenty of mon
ey and provisions stored to last a long
time and does not believe the war
will end for at least a year.
Egaa Waats a Pardee.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29 A special dis
patch from Washington to the Tribune
says: Charles P. Eagan, commissary
general of subsistence of the army, has
come to Washington, it 1b understood,
to appeal to the president for a pardon
and for restoration to duty. He was
suspended from his rank and office for
a term of six years on February 7, 1899,
for his language before the court of
Inquiry on army beef.' He has called
at the White House, but he has failed
to see the president and thus far has
mot arranged matters.'
RbWer warns rnc story.
Is Net
I4ve, Bat
Might Make Va a That.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. Michael Da
vitt cables from Pars to the Evenng
Joun&I today that Mir. Krager, re
plying to the question if he had any
intention of making his future home
In the United States, said:
"I never contemplated going to
America to live, although I have re
ceived several pressing invitations to
do so.
"I am seriously considering, how
ever, a short visit to the United States.
"The severe hardships of winter
travel would not deter me, qd as I
am, if I were sure I could accomplish
any good for my oppressed country."
Mrr. Davitt adds that it is almost
certain that Mr. Kruger will not visit
America and that the entire cabinet
of the South African republic opposes
the Idea.
Te Seek the North Pole.
BUFFALO. N.Y.. Nov. 3. A fe
cial to the News from Montreal says:
Baptain Bernler of Quebec has gained
the support of Sir Clements Mark
ham, president of the Royal Geograph
ical society, for his scheme to reach
the north pole, and is now in the city
making arrangements. Captain Ber
nier's plans contemplate an expedition
from Vancouver, with a wooden or
steel ship and a crew of six sailors
and five scientists. Entering the po
lar basin in August a month earlier
than Nansen did, the ship would begin
to drift 300 miles further east than
Nansen's vessel did. The expedition
would winter in the ice.
That Bcvcaae Bill.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 27.
The sub-committee on ways and means
continued its preparations of the war
revenue reduction bill today. During
a part of the committee's session For
mer Speaker Reed was present as a
visitor. The democratic members of
the committee thus far have taken no
action as to their program regarding
the bill. If the republican members
bring the bill Into the house with
a rule preventing amendments it is
probable that tne democrats will pre
pare and offer a substitute; otherwise
amendments will be offered in com
mittee of the whole'.
Vote ef Two States.
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 30. The state
board of canvassers completed the can
vassing of the vote for president to
day, the vote being as follows: Repub
lican, 265,866; democratic, 159,285;
prohibition. 10,124; social democratic,
7,905; social labor, 524. Republican
plurality, 106,581. Republican loss
from 1896, 2,269. Democratic less, 6,
238. Salt Lake, Utah The official canvass
of the vote of Utah shows that 92,038
votes were cast for the national ticket,
of which McKinley received 47,089 and
Bryan 44,949. McKinley's majority,
Oae Feealiar Charge.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 30. D. H.
Stuhr of Davenport who was indicted
here yesterday on a charge of doctor
ing barley with sulphur, came to Chi
cago today and gave bail for his ap
pearance for trial. He said:
"The charge is ridiculous. I have
been in the grain business for twenty
seven years and have made a special
ty of barley. Before I adopted this
process of purifying the grain I ex
perimented with it thoroughly and
found that it would make it much
sweeter in the malt and retain, if not
strengthen, all its other qualities."
Federation ef Ballway Bmeleyes.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30 Within
the next ten days the employes of the
Big Four Railroad company will have
formed one of the strongest labor or
ganizations ever known in the mid
dle west. The Intention of the em
ployes to organize a federation, mak
ing the grievance of one department
the grievance of all others. TVIthin
a few days the brakemen will assem
ble in the city and they will be fol
lowed by the conductors, telegraphers
and engineers.
Like American Potatoes.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 30. A special
to the Record from Tacoma, Wash.,
says: The first large shipment of po
tatoes to go forward from this state
to China will- be sent in a few days
to North Yokohama and will consist
of 500 tons, destined for Shanghai.
In the past the greater amount of
foodstuff that has been called for from
that section has been flour, but now
the Chinese have acquired a taste for
Beeks Betray Bis Gnllt.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 30. The discov
ery of a supposed error of $1,600 in the
books of George Griffiths, deceased,
late clerk of the Board of Education of
Cincinnati, led to the examination of
his books with the discovery, it is
said, that Griffiths was an apparent de
faulter to the amount of $100,000. Grif
fiths had been clerk for thirteen years
and had always had the entire confi
dence of the whole community. His
estate, it is said, will not meet more
than one-fifth of the shortage.
Iowa Mss Killed hy a Thar.
BURLINGTON, la., Nov. 30. W. H.
Linter of Cedar Rapids, la., accompa
nied by his wife, while on his way to
the depot tonight to leave for home
after spending Thanksgiving with rel
atives here, was held up by a footpad
and on resisting, Mr. Linter was shot
and killed. Mrs. Linter ran, but was
shot in the back and is now dying. A
man was captured at Patterson, six
miles south of here, who gave his
name as George Anderson.
r Gaerlltes.'
CODY, Wyo., Nov. 30. Captain Hen
ry A. C. Darley, an officer in the Brit
ish army, has-returned to his ranch
on the Stinkingwater In this county.
He is on a six months' furlough, at
the expiration of which he will re
turn to South Africa. While fighting
the Boers Captain Darley was wounded
in the body by one of Kruger's bullets.
He is still suffering from the effects
of the injury. He says the English
will eventually clear the South African
country of the small bodies of Boer
Drlak Makes Blm a Plead.
SCOFIELD, Utah, Nov. 29. Richard
Smith, a coal miner, beat his wife al
most insensible and struck her three-months-old
child on the forehead,
fracturing the little one's skull so that
it died later. A pair of twins, some
what older, had been sleeping in the
bed. Smith, wrapped the bed clothes
so tightly about the children that they
were helpless. They he saturated the
clothes with kerosene and set fire to
them. Help arrived in. time to sava
the children.
a a Catarrh Ci
Mrs, M. A. Theatro, member Re
becca Lodge. Ioht Lodge; also member
of Woman's Relief Corps, writes the
following letter from 1838 . Jackso
street, Minneapolis, Minn.:
Mrs. M. A. Theatro. Minneapolis, Minn.
Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus. O.
Gentlemen "As a remedy for ca
tarrh I can cheerfully recommend Pe
runa. I have been troubled with
chronic catarrh for over six years. I
had tried several remedies without re
lief. A lodge friend advised me to try
Peruna, and I began to use it faith
fully before each meal. Since then I
have always kept it in the house. I
am now in better health than I have
been in over twenty years, and I feel
sure my catarrh ia permanently,
Peruna cures catarrh wherever lo
cated. As soon as Peruna removes
systemic catarrh the digestion becomes
good, nerves strong, and trouble van
ishes. Peruna strengthens weak
nerves, not by temporarily stimu
lating them, but by removing the
cause of weak nerves systemic ca
tarrh. This is the only cure that
lasts. Remove the cause; nature will
do the rest Peruna removes tie cause.
AMnam Ta Peruna Mcdklae Cbas
pmmjr, Cmlumhus, Ohio, for a boat
trmtlag of Catarrh in ha dltlcrmmt
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An industrious man and a cabbage
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Te Care ladlgestlon.
If you were unable to enjoy your
Thanksgiving feast because of indiges
tion, take Garfield Tea and you will here
after be able to enjoy all your meals.
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Last year Germany imported 214,139
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