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VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 14.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 9. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,678.
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IT IS LAID IN PRESENCE OF AN
MVET IS DRIVEN BY SAVAGE
Nebraska's Coventor Given an Ova
tion When H? Took the Speaker's
Stand Plenty of Music and a Grand
SEATTLE. Wash., July 5. The first
keel of a battleship for the United
States navy ever laid on July 4 wu
that of the battleship Nebraska, laid
in the ship yards of Moran Bros, yes
terday morning. The first rivet In
the big steel structure was driven by
Governor Savage of Nebraska and Gov
ernor McBrlde of Washington In the
presence of 10,000 people. Despite the
jsrarlng rain, .the big sheds of the ship
yards were crowded with people, who
remained for the last and most inter
esting feature of the day the driving
of the rivet by the governor. A de
tail of marines from the navy yards at
Bremerton was drawn up at "present
arms" as Governors Savage and Mc
Brlde, followed by their respective
staffs, marched onto the big platform
where the exercises were to take place.
The marine band furnished the music
for the occasion. A governor's salute
of thirteen guns was fired from off the
floating drydork when it became
known the Nebraska party had enter
ed the grounds. The ceremony was
witnessed by many officers of the reg
ular service in the United States army
4tnd navy, but the uniforms of the reg
ular soldiers, as well as those of the
staff of the Washington governor,
paled beside that of the Nebraska mil
ltarymen as, bespangled with gold
braid and gold lace, they strode to.
their places in the grand stand erect-,
ed for them. The many women in
the two parties made a bright picture'
in the stands aa their costumes min
gled with the brilliant uniforms of
The entire plant was decorated for
the occasion. The big traveling
cranes, which pick up a piece of steel
weighing 100 tons with the same ease
that a child lifts a toy, had the word
"Nebraska" running the full length
across them, worked in incandescent
globes, and every time the cranes
were set in motion the word appear
ed in letters of light The pennant;'
of the governor of Nebraska was
placed in the center of the reviewing
stand and behind it stood Governors
Savage and McBrlde, with their staffs'
grouped behind them.
Judge Burke, master of ceremonies,
grew eloquent In his address upon the
growth of the Pacific coast marine af
fairs and drew a vivid picture of the
part Seattle is to play as the metropo
lis of the Pacific. The Nebraska dele
gation vigorously applauded the senti
ment that the "flag is in the Philip
pines to stay," Governor Savage lead
ing in the hand clapping.
Governor McBride's address of wel
come was brief and of the most
friendly character. He referred to the
fact that many of Nebraska's sons are
now citizens of this state and said:
"Nebraska's loss is Washington's
gain" in this respect.
Governor Savage was given an ova
tion when he took the speaker's stand
to reply and his remarks were fre
quently interrupted by applause. The
governor dwelt upon the necessity for
a powerful navy to protect the ever
increasing commerce of the United
States and that this country must
maintain a big navy in order to keep
its place as one of the world's pow
ers. He paid a high tribute to the
patriotism of Nebraska's sons and
their prompt respose to every call of
When Governors McBrlde and Sav
age had finished riveting the bolt
President Moran presented each of
them with a pay check of the com
pany, regularly made out. calling for
3 cents, that being the value of the
time which they worked. Governor
Savage promptly declared a strike for
higher wages, warmly seconded by
Washington's governor, and they put
on their coats.
Little Malcolm Moran, youngest son'
of the president of the company which
is to build the battleship, presented
Governor Savage with a very pretty
souvenir of the' occasion. It was the
first piece of steel punched from the
keel of the battleship.
Woman Postmaster Reappointed.
FORT DODGE, la., July 5. Word'
has reached the city of the reappoint
ment of Mrs. C. C. Carpenter to the
position of postmistress of Fort Dodge.
Banquet at Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN. July 5. The Amer
ican colony here relebrated the Fourth
of July with a banquet at the Hotel
Phoenix tonight, at which L. S. Swen
son. the United States minister, made
Morgan Lunches with Emperor.
KIEL. Julv 5. Emperor William
yesterday received J. Pierpont Mor
gan and invited him to remain for
Reception to Ambassador.
PARIS. July 5. The Fourth of July
was celebrated in this city by a re
ception at the United States embas
sy, held by Mrs. Horace Porter, wife
of the United States 'ambassador, Gen
eral Fortcr, who is now in the United
States. It Tras well attended, practic
ally the whole American colony being
present. Count de Rochambeau and
several members of the Rochambeau
aaicsion. which recently visited the
United States, also called.
TO USB WIRELESS SYSTEM.
Signal Corp is Expected to Conduct
WASHINGTON. July 5. It Is quite
probable that the signal corps of the
arfiy will use a system of wireless tel
egraphy in the coming Joint army and
General Greeley has designated a
special board to consider what experi
ments in communication will be at
tempted at these maneuvers by the
army, and the question as to whether
the' forces will attempt to use a wire
less system in their operations will be
decided by 1L
The navy department does not ex
pect to use wireless telegraphy in the
maneuvers this summer, as it has not
yet decided upon a system. Lieuten
ant Hudgins of the equipment bureau
has been abroad for some time look
lag Into the various wireless systems
developing in Europe and is expected
to arrive here very shortly, which
should enable the department to make
a selection of some system to experi
Pacification is Complete.
WASHINGTON, July 5. Secretary
Root has received the following re
ply from Acting Governor Wright of
the Philippines to bis congratulatory
cablegram sent yesterday:
"Provincial government was inaug
urated at Laguna on July 1. thus com
pleting the establishment of civil gov
ernment over all the civilized people
of the archipelago. Acceptance of
American authority and general paci
fication complete. I beg to offer con
gratulations to you and through you
to the president on the success of
the wise and humane policy inaugu
rated by President McKinley and con
tinued by President Roosevelt"
Shis Youth by Express.
KALAMAZOO. Mich., July 5. Just
before the through American express
train from New York to Chicago ar
rived here last night an 18-year-old
boy was found concealed in a dry
goods box in the Boston express car.
The box was tagged to Cheney, Wash
ington. The box was put off here and
the boy taken to jail. He gave his
name as William Edmondson of Bos
ton. He said that he had a friend
ship him from Boston as express.
For $60,000 Embezzlement.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 5
Alexander A. Robertson, paying tell
er, and Harry T. Duke, assistant
cashier, of the Wells-Fargo bank of
this city, were placed under arrest
today on a charge of embezzling $60,
000 from the funds of the bank. J.
N. Thacker, chief detective of the
Wells-Fargo company, swore to com
plaints today charging both men with
H. Hannis Taylor Selected.
WASHINGTON, July 5. H. Hannis
Taylor, author of notable works on
constitutional and international law
and formerly United States minister to
Spain, has just been elected to the
rhalr of English constitutional and
common law and of international pri
vate law in the school of comparative
jurisprudence and diplomacy of the
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., July 5.
The bee-keepers of this city formed
an association with Dr. O. C. Masters,
president; J. W. Tice, vice president;
A. L. Timblein, secretary and treas
uerer, and George Kregel, inspector of
foul broods. The purpose of the or
ganization is to stamp out the foul
broods that have gained a foothold
in this section.
Decrease in Children.
FREMONT. Neb.. July 5. The Fre
mont school census has Just been
completed and shows a small decrease
over last year. The total number of
children of school age within the city
is 2.488, and within the school dis
trict 2.555. The totals last year were
2.532 and 2.597. The decrease is in
the Second ward.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., July 5. A call
for a democratic state convention at
Rawlins, on August C. has been issued
by the state central committee. As
yet there is very little talke of candi
dates. Harrison Teachers Will Meet.
MISSOURI VALLEY, la.JuIy 6.
The Harrison county teachers' insti
tue will convene at Logan on July 14
for a two weeks' session. Able talent
has been secured.
To Talk on Irrigation.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., July 5.
Secretary Arthur P. Francis of the
T'ransmississippi congress has issued
a call for the next meeting of the
congress. It announces the represen
tation accorded to states, cities, coun
ties and business organizations and
makes a strong appeal for attendance.
The congress will be called to order
at St. Paul at 10 o'clock a. m. on Au
gust 19. and continue at the will of
the members present
Nebraska Man is Advanced.
WORCESTER, Mass.. July 5. R. C.
Bentley. fellow in pedagogy at Clark
university, has been elected dean of
the new Clark college connected with
Clark university. He will also hold
the chair of Greek and Latin. He is
an A. B. graduate of Nebraska State
university in 94 and A. M. in '96. He
was assistant in physiology at Neb
braska university in 1893-7 and prin
cipal of schools In Shelton, Neb., from
1S9C to 1897.
A TRANSFER SOON
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ACT TC
BE PUT IN OPERATION.
FORCE OF SOUHBS BEOUCEO
When All This is Accomplished the
Census Will Be Taken as Provided
for in the Bill and Independence
is to Follow.
WASHINGTON. July 4. Chairman
Cooper of the house committee on in
ular affairs says steps will be taken
at once to put the Philippine govern
Bent act in operation.
"The first step." said Mr. Cooper,
"will be the complete transfer of au
thority from the military to the civil
officers, except, in the Mora country,
where there is some lingering disor
ders. The transfer will be accom
plished by. a proclamation from the
president, which it is understood will
be issued July 4. Besides turning over
the authority to the civil officials, the
change will permit a considerable re
duction of the military force in the
islands, although orders already given
complete a reduction down to 18,000
men. In 1900 we had 70.000 men in
the Philippines, so that we soon will
have reduced the force by 52.000 offi
cers and men, and the transfer of
authority and the act doubtless will
lead to a further reduction before
"The next step will be to take the
census as provided in the act Gov
ernor Taft told me this work would
begin as soon as he reached Manila.
His plan is to have the work done
as far as possible by Filipinos, and
the commission will get up its own
census system instead of having it
done by the census office at Wash
ington, although they are empowered
to get census experts from here by
making application to the president
The purpose, however, is to make the
work thoroughly a local one, so that
it will serve the Filipinos as an ob
ject lesson. The census will take
about a year.
"As to the general effect of the act
we have just enacted," added Mr.
Cooper, "I share the view of Governor
Taft, who said that if this bill became
a law we would hear no more of the
Philippines than we do of Porto
Rico, and that the Philippine prob
lem would gradually disappear."
Mr. Cooper has received the follow
ing telegram from President L. G.
Schurman of Cornell, who was head of
the Phiippine commission:
"Cordial congratulations on your
splendid victory in securing a legisla
tive assembly for the Filipinos. Our
commission recommended it Your
bill shows constructive statesmanship
of the highest order. Filipinos will
bless you forever."
Millions of Loss.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. July 4. There
seems to be no let up to the rain that
has been falling heavily at intervals
ever since Saturday morning. Re
ports of .damage to crops in Illinois
and Missouri continue to be received.
This, It is conservatively estimated,
will amount to millions of dollars.
Grain in shock that was not carried
away by the floods is beginning to
sprout In the uplands, corn and oats
were benefited by the rain.
To Amend Interstate Commerce Act
WASHINGTON, July 4. Represent
ative Hepburn of Iowa yesterday in
troduced a bill amending the interstate
commerce act so as to make all fer
mented, distilled or other intoxicating
liquors brought into a state subject to
the state laws, the same as though
the article was produced within the
state, and giving no exemption be
cause the liquors arc in original pack
ages. Henderson to Campaign.
WASHINGTON, July 4. Speaker
Henderson left here today for New
York, where he will meet his daugh
ter on her arrival from Europe. Lat
er he will go to his home in Iowa
and take a rest preliminary to an
extensive campaigning trip in vari
ous parts of the country, his purpose
being to visit as many doubtful con
gressional districts as possible.
Nebraska Professor Appointed.
CHEYENNE, July 4. Prof. O. V.
P. Stout formerly of the University
of Nebraska, has been appointed
agent and expert in the office of irri
gation investigations here. He has
been assigned to duty at Fresno,
Cal.. where he will superintend a big
States to Get Their Money.
WASHINGTON. July 4. The
treasury department yesterday issued
warrants in favor of the states of Il
linois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ver
mont and Ohio, aggregating $5,218,
584. These warrants cover the
claims of these elates Incident .to
the raising and equipping of troops
during the civil war, recently allowed
by the comptroller of the treasury
and for which congress made the
Take Census of the Buffalo.
WASHINGTON, July 4. The to
tal number of buffalo, both full and
mixed blood, in the United States is
1.143, according to a report submit
ted to congress by the 'Interior de
partment based on correspondence
with various states. Of this number
seventy-two are running wild, ol
which fifty-two are in Colorado and
the remainder in Yellowstone park.
The number of buffalo or bison do
mesticated or in captiviay is 1.07L
GOOD SHOWING BY BANK.
Condition the Best of Any Time in
the History of the State.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 5. A state
ment given out by Secretary Royce of
the State Banking board shows that
the general condition of all state mad
private banks in Nebraska at the
close of business on June 3 was better
than at any time in the history of
the state. Compared with the state
ment for March 15, an increase ol
$927,812 In deposits is shown. A com
parison with July 17 last year shows
an Increase of $6,933,475. Loams aad
discounts increased $690,000 since
March 16 and $4,946,000 since July 17
last year. The banks on June 3 keld
a reserve of 39 1-6 per cent The num
ber of depositors was 98,666, and of
banks 458. Following la a comparison
of some of the Items:
3. 190S. .15..M8e.
Loans and discounts $28,500,060 SZ7.9O0.O8d
Overdrafts SJD.000 S40.OW
Due from banks 11.300.000 10.800.600
Stock paid In 7.50O.O00 7.400.000
Surplus t... 1.300.000 1.300.000
Undivided profits .. 1.400.000 1.900.600
Deposits 35.069.528 34.141.719
Resources 45.4S4.228 44.292,790
No Sentence to Impose.
SUTTON. Neb.. July 5. A special
term of the district court was con
vened in this city by Judge G. W.
Stubbs for the purpose of passing
sentence upon J. C. Merrill, who was
convicted about a year ago for oper
ating a creamery without a permit
from the state board of health. It
was a friendly action instituted for
the purpose of -testing the constitu
tionality of the law requiring a per
mit. The action was appealed to the
supreme court and it Is now discover
ed that there was no sentence im
posed from which an appeal could be
taken. Mr. Merrill is mayor of 8ut-
ton and is operating one of the largest
creameries in the state.
Ends Life at Wife's Grave.
HASTINGS, Neb., July 6. News
has just reached Hastings of the tragic
and pathetic death of Captain A. D.'
Yocum, who shot and killed himself
last Thursday, while kneeling on his
wife's grave at Pasadena, Cal. Cap
tain Yocum was one of the early set
tlers of Adams county and was li,
very prominent man In Hastings for
a number of years. He was mayor of.
this city for several years and was
quite active until he got into trouble
with Myron Vanfleet, whom he shot
and killed for slandering his adopted
daughter. Miss Alice Yocum. The
killing of Vanfleet occurred eleven
years ago and Mr. Yocum was sentenc
ed to one year in the state peniten
tiary, but he was pardoned without
leaving the city. Captain Yocum's
record as a soldier was of a most
brilliant character. He went into Che
army from Bellmont county, Ohio, at
the beginning of the civil war and
won the rank of captain by meritori
Killed by Lightning.
LEXINGTON, Neb., July 5. P. T.
Sutphen, a farmer residing about six
miles north of Lexington, was found
dead a short distance north of Mer
ritt's ranch. He had attended the an
nual school meeting at Reed's school
house the evening previous, and was
struck by lightning while returning
home. This is the second death from
lightning which has occurred in this
vicinity, William Staley,' a farmer liv
ing five miles south, having been kill
ed on June 14. Mr. Sutphen was in
sured in the Ancient Order of United
Workmen for $2,000.
Callaway Woman Injured.
CALLAWAY, Neb., July 5. Word
has reached here that Mrs. B. Weste,
a former resident of this place met
with an accident in Denver, Colo.,
which, owing to her advanced age,
may result in death. She was pass
ing along one of the business streets
when she was run against by a boy
on a bicycle, knocking her down on
the pavement breaking her hip and
otherwise injuring her.
Defeat the Proposition.
FREMONT, Neb. July. 5. Returns
from different school meetings held
in Dodge county indicate that the ad
junct school district proposition, which
was submitted to the voters, has been
A Great Crop.
CALLAWAY. Neb.. July o. The
harvesting of rye has commenced in
earnest in this portion of the state.
The acreage is very large and the
yield will be immense.
. Woman Taken to Asylum.
FREMONT. Neb.. July 5. Mrs. Ma
ria Jeppsen, wife of afarmer living
near Nickerson, was taken to Lincoln
for confinement at the hospital for
Elevator to Open Up.
CALLAWAY, Neb., July 5. After
a close-down of two years on account
of lack of business the Alliance ele
vator at this place will again open up
Question Legality of Bonds.
YORK. Neb.. July 5. Now that the
Kansas City & Omaha railroad, which
runs through this county north and
south, has been transferred to the
Burlington & Missouri River Railroad
company, it is a question whether the
bonds voted to aid in its construction
through the townships in which it
runs are null and void. It was the
understanding when the bonds were
voted that it was to be and reaiain a
EXPENDITURES OF GOVERNMENT
DURING THE LAST YEAR.
KCEIPTS SLIGHTLY INCREASED
Report Shows that Secretary of the
Treasury Gage Made a Very Close
Estimate on Receipts and Expendi
tures for Entire Ysar.
WASHINGTON, July .3. The com
pmrative annual statement of the re
ceipts and expenditures of the United
States, Issued by the secretary of the
treasury, shows that for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1902, the total
receipts amounted to $563,405,187, as
against $587,685,337 for the fiscal year
ended June 30. 1901. The total ex
penditures for the year just closed
were $471,209,641, as against $509,
67,353 for the fiscal year ended June
SO, 1901. The surplus for the year
Just closed fs $92,196,000.
On November 1. 1901, Secretary
Gage estimated the expenditures for
the year at $472,000,000, which was
only $790,359 in excess of the actual
figures. He also estimated the re
ceipts at $572,00,000, which was $8,
694,813 below the estimate. This dif-J
ference, however, was due to the losi
of internal revenue receipts as the di
rect result of the revenue act of April
12, 1902, which amounted to about $9,
000,000. This reduction could not'
have been anticipated, as the act was
passed after the estimates were sent
to congress. But for this reduction)
the surplus for the year just closed
would have been almost exactly the!
amount estimated eight months be
fore. The accuracy of these esti
mates is remarkable in the history of
the treasury department
The receipts from the several
sources of revenue are given as fol
lows: Customs, $254,456,927; increase as
compared with the fiscal year ended'
June 30, 1901. $15,861,000.
Internal revenue, $272,503,214; de-'
Miscellaneous, $36,445,046; decrease,'
The expenditures for the year are,
given as follows:
Civil and miscellaneous, $113,488,
202; decrease, $9,000,000.
War, $112,216,683; decrease, $32 i
Navy, $67,858,500; increase, $7,000,-'
Indians, $10,049,525; decrease, $841,
000. Pensions, $138,488,559; decrease
The surplus for the month of June
1902, is shown to have been $15,839,
609. CHANCE FOR GOOD CATTLE.
Opening in the Argentine Republic
WASHINGTON, July 3. Frank W.
rilcknell, special agent and agricul-1
tural explorer of the agricultural de-r
partment writing from Buenos Ayres-'
to the bureau of animal industry, says
that if it is possible for some of the
breeders of the United States to send
some really first-class animals to that
place now is a good time to do so,
as British cattle have been barred
owing to an outbreak of foot and
mouth disease in England.
The cattle must arrive in Buenos
Ayres not later than August 1, so as
to have time to get in condition before
the opening of the great animal show
of the Rural society, which begins in
Buenos Ayres September 14 and lasts
five days. This show brings out the
best animals in the country and is for
pure-bred stock only.
GOVERNMENT TO BUILD ONE.
Secretary to Have a Battleship Con
structed in Navy Yard.
WASHINGTON, July 3. The con
ferees of the two houses of congress
on the naval appropriation bill reach
ed an agreement on the one point left
in dispute after former conferences.
This point related to the contention
between the two houses as to whether
any of the proposed new war vessels
should be built in government navy
The house bill originally provided
that half of them should be built in
government yards and the other half
by contract The senate provided for
the construction of all by contract
The compromise agreement authorizes
th construction of one battleship in
a government yard and also others in
case of emergency.
Name the New Warships.
WASHINGTON. July 3. At Secre
tary Moody's-suggestion, the cabinet
yesterday adopted names for the six
new warships authorized by the naval
appropriation bill. The four larger
ships, two battleships and two armor
ed cruisers, will be named Louisiana,
Connecticut Tennessee and Washing
ton, but it is not yet settled which
states shall be chosen for the battle
ships and vice versa. Two gunboats
will also be built
To Chincago 23 Cents.
CHICAGO, 111., July 3. According
to the promise of the railroads hand
ling live stock and dressed meat prod
ucts between Chicago and the Mis
souri river, these two classes of
freight were put on an equality, re
moving the objection of the Chicago
live stock exchange reports to the
former discriminatory rates. The re
adjusted rates make all classes of both
live stock and narking house prod
vets M cents.
OFFENDERS IN HARD LUCK.
According to Chief Wilkie Meet sf
Them Are Brought to Justice.
WASHINGTON, July 3. The an.
nual report of Chief Wilkie of the
secret service division, submitted to
day to Secretary Shaw, shows that
during the year there were arrested
573 persons charged with various of
fenses against the federal statutes.
New York leading with eighty-five
prosecutions. Of the offenders 413
were of American birth, the next larg
est number of offenders being Ital
ians. Sixty-three per cent of those ar
rested were convicted. The report
records the fact that during the fiscal
year but one dangerous spurious note
was put in circulation, a $5 silver
certificate, while there was only one
other even passable counterfeit, a $1
silver certificate, whose makers, with
their complete plant, were captured in
Chicago the same day they attempted
to put one of their notes into circula
tion. The report refers to marked im
provement in the New York district
where the circulation of "all-silver"
counterfeit coins has been reduced
more than 80 per cent as compared
with the previous year.
Reference is made to the continued
activity among criminals who make
the "raising" of notes a specialty and
it is pointed out that this crime might
be prevented by the adoption of a
distinctive size for the notes of
smaller denominations the ones and
twos to be, say an inch shorter and
one-half inch narrower than those of
$5 or over.
CHINA ISSUES ULTIMATUM.
Refuses to Pay July Installment at
Present Rate of Exchange.
PEKIN. July 4. The taotal of
Shanghai has notified the bankers'
commission that China refuses to pay
the July Installment of the indemnity
except at the rate of exchange pre
vailing April 1, 1901.
The foreign ministers consider that
the taotai's declaration is the result
of the announcement of the United
States minister, Mr. Conger, to the
Chinese viceroys, that the United
States sustains China's contention
and is willing to accept payment on
the basis mentioned. But the minis
ters are confident that China will ac
cept the decision of the majority of
the ministers when it is convinced
that the United States is its only sun
porter. Some of the ministers insist that
the policy of the United States is un
reasonable and in direct opposition to
the terms of the protocol. They as
sert that Prince Ching, head of the
foreign office, and other Chinese offi
cials, before learning that China had
the support of the United States in
the matter, admitted that their ar
guments were rather a plea for mercy
than a demand for justice.
CANDIDATE FOR COMMANDER.
John McElroy Urged by Friends for
Head of the Grand Army.
WASHINGTON, July 4. The De
partment of the Potomac Grand Ar
my of the Republic, has a candidate
for commander-in-chief of the order.
He is John McElroy, managing editor
of the National Tribune of tnis city.
His election is urged by the local vet
terans in a circular letter just issued
as a tribute to his military services
and long participation in the affairs
of the Grand Army.
The advantage of locating head
quarters at the national capital, in
constant touch with congress, the
president and other high officials of
the government, also is pointed out
Mr. McElroy has been a member of
the organization for thirty-six years.
His military record covered the pe
riod from October, 1862, to the close
of the war. He served in Company
L, Sixteenth Illinois cavalry. He was
a prisoner at Andereonvilte and oth
er places. He has had editorial con
trol of papers of national reputation
for twenty-eight years.
A Defaulter at Death.
WASHINGTON, July 4. United
States District Attorney Gould today
announced in the probate court that
William S. Yateman, formerly disburs
ing clerk of the war department, was
at the time of his death, April 20, 1901,
a defaulter. So far as known, the al
leged defalcation amounts to about
$18,000. The government will take
steps to recover the full amount The
defalcation, Mr. Gould announced, was
only recently discovered, and was
done through the manipulation of
Caught on High Trestle.
YOUNGSTOWN, O.. July 4. Three
brothers, Mike, Simon and Luke Sha
okvie, were caught on the trestle of
the Mahoning Valley Electric line
near Struthers, four miles east of
here, and in an endeavor to escape
injury lay down on the edge of the
rails. Luke was struck by the car
and died from a fractured skull. Mike
had his left arm torn off, leg fractur
ed and nose broken and is in a criti
Mysterious Woman Insane.
EL PASO, Tex., July 4. County
Judge Harper has ordered the sher
iff to convey Miss Ada Barker to the
state Insane asylum at Terrell, where
she will be confined. Several weeks
ago Miss Barker was found wander
ing in the streets in a demented con
dition and it is thought she arrived
here on a westbound Southern Pa
cific train. Where she came from or
where she was going is a matter that
has aot bees, ascertained.
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' Earthquakes have occurred simulta
neously in twenty towns of Asia Mi
nor and many houses have collapsed.
Supervising Architect Taylor has
called for bids for the interior finish
.of the Denver mint, the bids to be
opened August 12.
1 F. S. Powell, nominated by. the
populists and democrats for state su
perintendent of public instruction of
Kansas, has withdrawn.
John Barkley, who attempted to
break into the house of J. Pierpont
:Morgan, jr., in London, was sentenced
;to five years' imprisonment
A surveying party has begun the
work of laying' out the route of the
.Denver, Northwestern & Pacific in the
western range from Glenwood Springs,
Archie L. Williams, general attor
ney of the Union Pacific system for
Kansas and Missouri, resigned and
twas succeeded by N. II. Loomis of
A fractured skull caused the death
of Max Heindl, a theater orchestra
leader of Boston. He fell down stairs
at the Casfle Garden theater after the
The senate ratified the treaty with
Great Britain permitting the governor
of Zanzibar to collect a duty of 10
per cent ad valorem on articles im
ported to the country.
The street car company of Indian
apolis has voluntarily increased the
pay of motormen and conductors 1
cent an hour. This makes an Increase
in the pay roll of the company of $25,
000 a year.
Minister Conger cables that the dip1
lomatic corps at Pekin is considering
the turning over of the city of Tien.
Tsin to the Chinese government The
terms are regarded as very exacting
William Henry Koons, the veteran
newspaper correspondent, died at
Trenton. N. J. Mr. Koons was the
Trenton correspondent of the New
York Herald, World, Times and New
ark Sunday Call.
The Twentieth Century express of
the New York Central broke the rec
ord on its trip from Albany to Syra
cuse. It made the 148 miles in 145
minutes, including a stop at Utica
and several slow-downs.
The war department is advised of
the sailing of the transport Sumner
from Manila for San Francisco with
226 enlisted men. Twenty-fourth in
fantry; 203 enlisted men, Seventeenth
infantry, and 77 casuals.
It is reported from Cos Samora,
Mexico, that Henry Ward and his wife,
who formerly lived near Brandon.
Tex., has been murdered by two Mex
ican employes who themselves were
killed by pursuing officers.
According to official reports, there
have been in Manila up to date 1,740
cases of cholera and 1,385 deaths from
the disease. The same reports for the
provinces show 9,444 cases and 7,083
Advices received from Cabul say,
that the Ameer of Afghanistan, Habib.
Oullah Khan, early in June, married
his daughters to six prominent chiefs
including the commander-in-chief of
the Afghan forces. i
Major General R. B. Coleman of In-',
dian Territory division United ConfedJ
erate Veterans, has issued an official
notice notifying camps in the territory
that the annual reunion will be held
in Ardmore July 22, 23 and 24. ,
Representative Hepburn introduced
a bill amending the interstate com
merce act so as to make all fermented;
distilled or other intoxicating liquor
brought into a state subject to the
state laws and giving no exemption
because the liquore are in original
A small table of white marble, bear
ing in letters of gold a brief statement
of the life and deeds of William Mc
Kinley, the tribute of his friend, Judge
Thomas H. Anderson, formerly of
Ohio, but now a member of the die-'
trict bench, was unveiled in the Met
ropolitan M. E. church at Washington
Magistrate John H. Hause, who foJ
many years was one of the unique
characters of southern Indiana, is
dead. He was 65 years old, and dur
ing the ten years in which he held
the office of magistrate in Jefferson
ville he is said to have married 6,000
couples, the majority of whom wero
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says:
One of the largest ship building deals
ever made on the Lakes has been
closed by the American Shipbuilding
company, that company having book'
ed orders for eleven freight steamers
that will cost upwards or $2,000,000:
A mission of the Russian govern
ment is now in Paris studying postal
contracts for the transportation ol?
French mails to China and Japan by
way of the Trans-Siberian railway,
which will begin operation in January.
Brigadier General George W. Davis
in command of the American forces
in Zambonaga, Mindanao, has been
ordered to Manila to take command of
the department of the north. Brig
adier General Sapuel S. Sumnex will
succeed General Davis at Zamboanga.
Half of the immigrants now arriving
in New York are said to be very illit
erate. Mrs. Julia A. Simpson, great grand
niece of Charles Carroll, one of the
signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, is dead aged 73.
, The Audubon society of Iowa elect
ed Jo honorary membership Rev. H. A.
,'Percival, Rev. R. Keane Ryan. Rev.
M. E. Fawcett and Rev. F. C. Priest,
all of Chicago, in recognition of their
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