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VOLUME XXXIV.-NUMBER 11.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 17. 1903.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,727.
UNOCCUPIED LAND IN CANADA.
The accompanying illustration tells
more convincingly than would many
columns of letter-press why the eyes
of, the land-hungry all over the world
are tamed to the Canadian west The
Illustration Is from a newly-issued his
tory of Manitoba and the Northwest
Territories, by D. M. Duncan. If. A., of
Winnipeg, Collegiate. The square, C C,
represents the total area of the prov
ince of Manitoba, and the territories
ot Assiniboia. Alberta and Saakatche
. wan 270,000,000 acres in all. The
shaded souare, B B, shows the area
of land good for forming 115,000,000
acres; while toe black square, A. Is
the land at present under cultivation
4,000,000. The black center of cul
tivated land Is but a dot on the great
MURDERED KING AND QUEEN
BURIAL DURING THE NIGHT
Mew Government Only Holds Office te
Prevent Anarchy Till Ruler Is
Named Relatives of the Queen Ex
pelled from the Country.
BELGRADE King Alexander and
Queen Draga were buried during the
night in the family vault of the Breno-
vitebs' in the chapel of the cemetery
of St Mark.
Shortly after midnight the royal vic
tims were carried to their last resting
place. It was a pitiful sight. All day
long the victims were reposing in
-lough coffins and had lain exposed to
the gaze of those who had killed them
and to the privileged curious, who gave
many unpleasant evidences of the pub
lic resentment against them. Some
persons evenspat on the remains.
Outside the palace a vast crowd
awaited the cortege, which included the
bodies of all the victims, which were
simultaneously interred, being convey
ed in hearses to the Belgrade ceme
tery. In the streets there was a dead
silence, the public being kept back by
the troops. The burial service was
brief. Two priests were present. In
side the cemetery no one was allowed
except a strong force of gendarmes
and a few officers. Not a single friend
or relative of the deceased was pres
ent. The remains of the royal pair were
interred in a vault in the cemetery
chapel. Two wooden crosses alone de
noted the spot marked "Alexander Ob
renovi'cs" and "Draginja Obrenovics."
The other bodies lie outside in the cem
etery in rough graves.
On Friday the sisters and the nieces
of the late queen who had been arrest
ed were expelled from the country.
Colonel Naumovics is described in
the official notice of his death as "dy
ing ou the field of honor for his fath
erland." It is now confirmed that only Queen
Draga's brothers were killed. Her sis
ters were taken to Pancsova by some
ot the conspirators.
In the course of an interview Pre
mier Avakumovics said:
"We ministers only accepted office in
order to prevent the country falling
into a condition of anarchy. As soon
as a king is elected we will appoint a
definite cabinet. Skupshtina can de
cide the fate of the country quite inde
pendently of the army, although an
agreement seems probable. In the
event of the election of Prince Kara
georgevitcli a deputation will go to Ge
neva, inform him of his election and
invite him to come to Belgrade. He
will be Peter I.
"The constitution of 1901 will be the
basis of the future governmental sys
tem. As to the present position of the
country, calm prevails everywhere.
There have been no disturbances and
the situation promises to become bet
ter in the future. Those who speak of
excited popular sentiment and predict
further changes are entirely wrong."
In Government's Favor.
WASHINGTON. D. C The court of
appeals in the District of Columbia
decided the second class mail matter
case in favor of the government, re
versing the decision of the lower court
The case was that or the postmaster
general against Houghton, Mifflin &
Co., and involving the admission to
the mails as second class mail matter
of certain puolications.
Says King Shot Himself.
BERLIN The Frangfort Zeitnng in
Its version of the tragedy at Belgrade
says that when the troops entered the
royal bedroom. King Alexander seized
a revolver and shot the queen and
then killed himself.
More Troop Sent to Arizona.
SAN FRANCISCO. The First
United States cavalry left Friday for
lrdsburg, N. Mex.. the nearest
railroad station to Morenci, Ariz.,
there to await further orders. The
squadron comprises about 250 men
and eleven officers. Colonel Wells,
commander of the regiment, did not
accompany the squadron, which re
turned from the Philippines on the
Sheridan, and had previously been or
dered to Texas.
Turks Massacre Villagers.
SOFIA. Bulgaria Enidge, la the
district of Adrianople, consisting of
SOO houses was attacked on June 2
by Bashi-Bazouks and the entire pop
ulation, with the exception of 200
Rumors1 100 Were Kills.
LONDONA dispatch from
alleges that nearly a hundred persons
were killed at Belgrade, bat there is
co roalrmation at this report.
ot land suitable for tillage.
From that little black dot over s
hundred million bushels ot varloaa
sorts of grain were reaped last yi
HOTEL HELP QUITS.
Chicago's Big Hestelries.
CHICAGO. The strike in the ho
tels of Chicago, impending for the
last three weeks, materialised Friday
and twenty-live of the leading hotels
of Chicago are now badly crippled
in all departments. AH of the hotels
are running, however, and the pro
prietors declare that the establish
ments will remain open for business
at any cost.
The first call to the employes of
the hotels to go on strike was made
by the walking delegates at 9 o'clock
in the morning and all day the dele
gates visited the different hotels rep
resented in the Hotel Keepers asso
ciation and called out the help. In
several places the walking delegates
were refused admission and were com
pelled to signal the employes from
the outside. In others the strike
leaders were met with the informa
tion that there was no need to make
a call on the men to go out, the
hotel proprietors telling the help it
would be necessary to get out and
stay out until her trouble wag over.
WAS LAST OF THE DYNASTY.
Killing on Anniversary of tha Murder
of Prince Michael.
COLOGNE A private telegram
from Belgrade says: "The career of
the Obrenovich dynasty was closed in
the early hours of this morning, the
same day of the year on which Prince
Michael was murdered thirty-five years
ago in the park of Topschider, near
Belgrade. Today a requiem mass was
being sung in memory of rtrincc Mi
chael, and now the last of his race, to
gether with all connected with the
dynasty by bis unfortunate marriage,
lie in a bier in the palace at Bel
grade. The people of Belgrade have been
flocking the streets since 3 o'clock in
the morning, discussing the tragedy,
but without condemnation. A strong
detachment of troops is encamped
about the palace of the newly pro
claimed king, who was a pretender
to the throne for many years. He
was born in Belgrade in 1846 and was
married in 1883 to Princess Zerka,
daughter of Prince Nicholas of Mon
tenegro. She died in 1890.
QUARRELED OVER A WOMAN.
One Man is Dead and the Other is in
DEADWOOD. S. D. Edward Wilson
of Snearfish was shot and D. Bennett
of Snearfish is in the Deadwood jail,
charged with murder. The two men
had a quarrel over a woman. Ben
nett says Wilson killed himself. He
acknowledged the quarrel and says
Wilson tried to shoot him; that he
grabbed the revolver, and that when
neighbors started to separate them
Wilson went back in the house, after
which he shot himself. Bennett is
known to have made threats that he
would kill Wilson. Wilson died from
Expect a Special Session.
TOPEKA. Kas. It is expected that a
special session of the Kansas legisla
ture will be called to pass bills for the
relief of the flood sufferers. Replies
have been received from twenty-five
members of the legislature, giving fav
orable answers to the query as to
whether they could serve without pay.
Nearly 160,000 is now in the flood re
lief fund. If this generous aid con
tinues it will be sufficient in three
weeks to go a long way toward giving
North Topeka a new start.
Grandfather sf Baby MeKee Dead.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. R. S. MeKee-
president of the wholesale shoe
firm of McKee Co.. died after a
long illness. He was the grandfather
of "Baby" McKee, President Harri
Dewey Ranch Is Attacked.
TOPEKA. Kan. L. D. Hotchkiss,
county for Cheyenne county, tele
graphed Governor Bciley requesting
that the attorney general assist in
the prosecution of the Deweys. Gov
ernor Bailey referred the matter to
Attorney General Coleman, who of
fered to attend the preliminary hear
ing on Wednesday. The Deweys
have also a formidable array of
legal talent and the case will be hard
Five Trees of Regulars Ge.
WASHINGTON General Baldwin,
commanding the Department of Colo
rado, has telegraphed the war de
partment that he has ordered three
troops of the Fourteenth cavalry front
Fort Grant, and two troops from Hae
chuica, to MdreacL He asks if he has
authority to send troops front other
posts if necessary without reference
to the department. Acting Adjutant
General Hall telegraphed hint the re
A KING IS SLAIN
THE ARMY REVOLTS AND .COM
HUE WORE ASSASSIMATED
King ami Queen ef Servia Die in Each
Other's Arms Pretender is the
Throne Is Proclaimed by the Army
Declsien Will Be Confirmed.
BELGRADE. A military conspir
acy, which subsequent events show
had the sympathy of the majority of
the Servian people, was carried oat In
the early hours of Thursday morn
ing and King Alexander. Queen Dra
ga. her two brothers and several min
isters were assassinated,
Z7Ziw -m 2-
The following is the official list of
THE QUEEN'S TWO BROTHERS.
THE MINISTER OF WAR.
TWO AIDES-DECAMP AND TWO
The time of assassination is given
officially as 2 a. m.
Prince Peter Karageorgeovltch, the
pretender to the throne, has been pro
claimed king by the army, and there'
is every reason to believe that this:
decision will be confirmed by the
Servian parliament, which has been,
summoned to meet on June IS. The
revolution was executed without any
opposition on the part of the people;
of Belgrade and the capital and the'
country remain quiet.
While the main outlines of the'
events which took place within the'
royal palace are known, the details'
are conflicting, owing to the extra
ordinary secrecy with which the plot
was contrived and carried out The'
chief conspirators were all men of'
high rank, who acted in concert with
The participation of the latter in the
assassination, which blotted out the
Obrenovitch dynasty, which has ruled.
Servia. with a short intermission, for
nearly a century, is mainly due to
the atttiude of King Alexander and.
his consort towards the officers of
the army, whom he always treated
with scant courtesy. His desire to
remove the war school from Belgrade
to Shebatz particularly gave the offi
The date is a sinister one in the
history of the Obrenovitch house, be
ing the thirty-fifth anniversary of the
assassination- of King Alexander's
grand uncle, who was done to death
by Agents of Alexander Karageorge
ovltch, the then leading member of
the house which had long disputed the
throne of Servia against the Obreno
vitch family, and whose head now.
Prince Peter Karageorgeovltch, has
been proclaimed king.
u Dissatisfaction against King Alexan
der's rule nas oeen actuated since
his suspension of the constitution last
April, and it is from that time that
the military plot dates. The organiza
tion of this bloody deed was carried
out with consummate skill. The king
for the past two months was thrown,
off his guard by the apparent quietude
of the reception of his recent coup
d'etat. In the meantime the conspir
ators had decided on June 10 as the
date for the execution of the revolu
tion for two reasons firstly, it is the
anniversary of the murder of King
Alexander's grand uncle, Michael,
and. secondly, because it was feared
that further delay would permit the
skuptscbJna to settle the succession
to the throne according to the king's
wishes, and it was believed that the
brother of the hated queen would be
TREASURY AFIRE AT PEKIN.
Firemen Trying to Put Blaze Out by
PEKIN The extensive buildings
occupied by the boards of revenue
and rites are in flames from end to
The revenue building contains 4,
The burning buildings adjoin the
legations, and the foreign military
governors are doing effective service.
The Chinese fire department, equip
ped chiefly with banners and gongs,
The board of revenue buildings were
totally destroyed by the fire and the
soldiers demolished the board of sites
building to prevent a further spread
of the flames to the foreign section.
No estimate of the loss is obtainable
Think Nebrasnan ioi Himself.
MUNCIE, Ind. The dead body of a
man, supposed to be W. J. Ralph of
Stewart county, Nebraska, was found
in bed in the Rip Van Winkle hotel
here. Ralph secured a room in the
hotel and retired early. A revolver
with one chamber empty was. found
lying behind the dead body. A tax
receipt signed by the treasurer of
Stewart county, Nebraska, and $150
in bills was found in the dead man'r
An Answer Filed.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. The Penn
sylvania Railroad company lied in the
United States court of appeals an an
swer to the suit recently instituted by
the "Western Union Telegraph com
pany, which asked tee.conrt to modify
its decree, which held that the Penn
sylvania Railroad company had a legal f
right to remove the poles and wires
. ika totlmarmiA im mini wm. .Im
the right of way ot the railroad com- i
EMIGRATE TO UNITED STATES
Iran Wsrkcrs Forced te Leave Aws
VIENNA. There is a wholesale
emigration of miners and workmen in
the iron districts ,of Austria to the
United States in consequence of the
unprecedented stagnation of the Iron
industry. Hundreds of men have been
discharged since the beginning of the
year and the mines and iron works
are operating short time. Wages have
fallen and in many instances the men
are earning less than 50 cents a day
and their families are suffering severe
iy. There is faint hope of any Imme
diate Improvement in the situation
and whoie colonies ,of "workmen art
'eaving the country.
SHOCK KILLS THE SHEEP.
CHERBOURG, France The sys
tem of superimposed turrets on war
ships has been condemned by the na
val commission, which has been ex
perimenting with the battleship Henry
IV. The final trials were to test the
possibility of men occupying the low
er turret while firing was being done
from the upper turret.
Four sheep were lifted up in the
lower turret to represent gunners, and
after ten shots had been fired three
of the animals were found to be dead.
The fourth had broken away and had
sought refuge in the captain's cabin.
LONG STRIKE IS OVER.
Blacksmiths Sign an Agreement with
the Union Pacific Road.
OMAHA Upon these terms, corre
sponding with those regulating the
settlement with the boiler makers and
machinists, the blacksmiths on Mon
day concluded a settlement and sign
ed up an agreement with the Union
Strike declared off Monday; men to
return to work Tuesday.'
All old men reinstated who apply
for work within thirty days.
Piecework left to the discretion of
An average of 10 per cent increase
Nine hours to constitute a day's
The matter of the non-union men is
left to adjust itself. This statement
of the terms is officially given out
by both sides.
Both the former strikers and the
company seem well pleased with' the
outcome and happy over the thought
that the strike is ended and peace re
stored. THE EAST ST. LOUIS FLOOD.
A Workman Describes the Awful Rush
ST. LOUIS Thomas Middleton, a
volunteer in charge of a gang of men
working to keep back the flood, gives
this vivid description of the break:
"The break occurred at 11:40. My
gang was hard at work with ttfe oth
ers and 1 had just looked at my watch
and noted that it was almost time to
take our midnight lunch. The water
was pouring over the top of the em
bankment in a sheet even after all'
our work. Suddenly, with a roar that
1 shall never forget, a jet of water
shot through the embankment almost
at my feet. I was carried away, but
threw out my arm and seized some
firm object and pulled myself out ot
the water. C. D. Sherwood, a laborer
standing at my side, was swept away
and I saw him drown. In an instant
the water had cut a section of the em
bankment out and a stream twenty
five feet wide was rushing through.
I looked across the torrent and saw
another section of tne embankment go
out a few minutes Inter and then that
portion standing between the two tor
rents -went down and the river pour
ed through in all its lury. Many men,
especially negroes, were drowned. I
know 'that several negroes, worn out,
were lying asleep right in the path of
the break. They certainly drowned.
I escaped by running along the em-'
bankment back to the city."
The alarm spread like wildfire and
whistles were blown, 'bells rung, shots
were fired and cries of warning were
sounded, but even witn all this pande
monium the majonty of tha aroused
Inhabitants failed to leave their
Jews Need Not Fear in Odessa.
ST. PETERSBURG! General Arsfl
eft, the new prefect of police of Odes
sa, in receiving a deputation of rabbis
recently, assured them that the Jews
of Odessa could pursue their avoca
tions without fearing anti-Semite out
breaks. Jessie Morrison Hears Her Doom.
ELDORADO, KanJ Jessie Morrison
listened to the reading of the man:
date of the supreme court which or
ders that she serve a sentence of
twenty-five years in the penitentiary
for the murder of her rival, Clara Wi
ley Castle. Miss Morrison was too
ill to be moved, and although tbe
sheriff had orders to take her .to. the
penitentiary at once it is thought
she will be allowed to remain home
for a while.
Nebraska Indians in Kentucky.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. Green's Ne
braska Indians are now in Kentucky.
They have played" sixty-five games so
far and lost seven, and have piled np
Rockefeller Gives 95,000.
NEW YORK Mayor Low received4
a. check tor $5,000 tram John D. Rock
efeller for the fund for the relief "of
the sufferers from the floods in the
STATUE OF OEN.'-JOC" HOOKER
DELUGE OF WATER
EAST ST. LOUI8 FAILS TO REPEL
MANY LIVES SUPPOSED LOST
Scores of Houses Submerged Whose
Occupants Are Since Missing Ev
erything Submerged and Not a
Wheel of Industry Turning.
ST. LOUIS. Almost two-thirds of
East St. Louis, 111., is under .from two
to fifteen feet of water. Between Tues
day night and Wednesday eleven lives
were sacrificed to the angry waters,
and damage wihch no man attempted
to estimate has been done to property.
The town was demoralized, and with
Probably never before in the history
of the country has a more valiant fight
by brave, unflagging men. with defeat
hourly staring them in the face, been
made to protect Lives and property
from the devastating clutches of a
When the rising Mississippi began to
threaten the city'last Thursday, Mayor
Silas Cook ordered men to work to
sand bag levees at once. The river
rose higher and higher hourly, and
more men were employed. The waters
still rose and all laborers procurable
were set to work upon the levees, citi
zens of the best classes working elbow
to elbow with the laborers. Since
Thursday morning 5,000 men. urder
the leadership of Mayor Cook, without
sleep',-with little rest and food snatch
ed at intervals, toiled unceasingly
strengthening levees, building them up,
erecting additional safeguards and do
ing everything in the power of man
te save the city, but it was a fight that
has so far terminated half in victory
and half in defeat.
Meanwhile, notwithstanding all this
ceaseless labor, the arms of East St.
Louis were extended to those in dis
tress and refugees from adjacent Cnod
stricken towns were received and fed
Not a wheel of industry is turning in
East St. Louis. The smokeless chim
neys of the manufacturing plants stand
lifeless and spectre like, as sentinels
surmounting silent buildings, while the
flood whirls and sucks at the founda
tions. The vast railroad yards are discerni
ble by hundreds ol" half-submerged cars
and locomotives. Huge grain elevators
stand surrounded by a veritable sea.
While to the south, beyond the railway
yards,"" are thousands of homes, tbe
greater number humble cottages owned
by laborers and containing their all,
submerged to the eaves.
In northern East St. Louis the posi
tion is much the same, though not '
quite so bad. The business portion of
the city and the district containing the
better residences is still intact. "But
for how Jong?" is the question being
repeated in the mind of every citizen.
Closes Down the Big Plant.
BROCKTON, Conn. The Eastern
Ship Building company Thursday post
ed a notice that tbe works would oe
closed indefinitely. This action results
from the mass meeting of the work
men Wednesday night, when it was
decided to strike if the company per
sisted in its refusal to grant a nine
hour dayat ten hours' pay. Work on
the steamships Dakota and Minneso
ta, building for tbe Pacific carrying
trade, is suspended.
Census of the Philippines.
WASHINGTON. D. C A report
has been received at the war depart
ment from General Sanger, who Has
charge of the census in the Philip
pise Islands, in which he states that
the work of taking the census of the
islands is progressing very well. Gen
eral Sanger says that the reports thus
far indicate a' Christian population
of 7,000,000. The population of Ma
nila; according to the report, in round
Bombers, is 220,000.
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RAILROADS HIT VERY HARD.
Losses From Flood and Fire Several
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The extent of
the damage to tbe railroads operating
in and out of Kansas City caused by
the flood can scarcely be estimated.
Outside of the very considerable item
involved in the loss to freight in cars
and buildings, nearly all lines out of
Kansas City suffered severe losses in
freight flooded, burned or lost down
the river may amount to f2,000,000 or
13,000,000. By way of illustration, a
dozen freight cars belonging to one
company and standing on tracks in tho
west bottoms were washed down the
river. The Burlington lost seventeen
loaded cars by fire in Harlem and
nearly three times that number were
burned in the west bottoms.
DEATH LIST GROWS BIGGER.
Eighty are Now Reported Drowned by
South Carolina Floods.
COLUMBIA, S. C Though the
great flood is passing on to the ocean
laden with debris of every descrip
tion, and the swollen streams are
subsiding in the Piedmont region, tho
loss of life and property is increasing
and a conservative estimate places
the property loss at not less than
13,500,000. At Clifton alone -100 oper
atives are missing from the village
and all are believed to have been lost.
Dead bodies were washed ashore here
and there and occasionally a dismem
bered limb floated to tbe banks.
The loss at Clifton's three mills wiM
approximate $2,000,000. At Pacolet
the loss is nearly $1,000,000. The
greatest want among the survivors is
at Clifton, where 500 are destitute.
EAST WELCOMES HEAVY RAIN.
Long Drouth is Ended and with it Go
the Forest Fires.
BOSTON Rain, and plenty of it,
Monday night ended the fifty days
drouth in northern and southern New
England and quenched most of the
forest fires which have turned vast
areas into blackened wastes.
The jair. already has drenched tho
entire New England roast line. The
ritorm is traveling inward and will
likely bring relief to ail New Eng
land. The drouth just ended has been the
longest and most severe for many
years. Temperatures during the last
fifty days have ranged from frost to
midsummer torridness and damage
has accompanied each, extreme frost
having killed early vegetables and
the hot weather parched meadow and
Clark Chosen President.
OGDEN. Utah Chairman Keisel of
tbe executive committee of the elev
enth, irrigation congress announced
that the committee had chosen Sena
tor Clark as president of the con
gress. Field Guns for the Militia.
WASHINGTON G-aeral Crozier,
with the approval of Acting Secretary
Sanger, is making preparations to sup
ply the militia of the several states
with the new model field gun and oth
er artillery equipments in accordance
with appropriations made for that pur
pose in the last congress. The3e
guns are to be of tho very latest mod
el and will be the same as those
supplied to the regular artillery of
' Postal Receipts Increase.
WASHINGTON. D. C The gross
postal receipts for last month as com
pared with May. 1S02, at fifty, of the
largest postoffices in the United State3,
show a net increase of 1269,152, or
about 6 per cent.
More Stiver for ths Philippines.
WASHINGTON. D. C The director
nf the mint has purchased 50,009
ounces of silver for Philippine coinage
at an average of 53.55 cents an ounce.
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The" president accepted the resigna
tion of Director of Census Merriam. .
An electric pickpocket alarm has
been Invented by a man at Manchester,
Forty thousand dollars Is to be im
mediately expended on repairs in the
British railway capital has increased
during the last ten years by no less
Of the 2,894 Congregational minis
ters in England and Wales 2,573 are
dated to be teetotalers.
Christopher Stimis, who has just
died 'in Newark. N. J., helped to build
the yacht America, the first cup boat.
Prince Herbert Bismarck sharply
criticised the attitude adopted by Ger
man diplomacy towards" tSet)nited
Minister Merry says the rebellion in
Nicaragua lasted two months. The reb
els possessed only steamers on Lake
Lucaragua and held the islands in the
Martin Fornes, who has succeeded
temporarily to the desk in the Post
efllce department at Washington va
cated by Machen, is a Norwegian by
President Roosevelt swapped oneof
the medals with which wayside en
thusiasm had overloaded him with a
little girl, for a live badger, while in
John L. Griffiths is at work on the
life of the late President Harrison. All
the private papers of the president, in
cluding some unfinished manuscrips.
have been turned over to him.
A big strike is on in the White River
Lumber company's saw mills, at Ma
son. Wis., about 85 per cent of the em
ployes refusing to work because a 15
per cent raise was not granted.
At Seattle. Wash., with a revolver
leveled at their heads, eight passen
gers on an electric street car were
forced to surrender their valuables to
two robbers, supposed to be boys.
At a meeting of the creditors of the
Aultman-Miller company at Akron, O..
the offer of Judge Vincent of Chicago
to purchase the plant and assets of the
company for $640,000 was accepted.
After two days' hard fighting the
Venezuelan government troops, under
the command of General Gomez, as
saulted the camp of the revolutionists
commanded by General Miles, near
According to the Peking correspond
ent of the Times. Russia is daily esj
tablisbing herself more solidly in Manchuria-and
has not made even a pre
tense of evacuating the Peking prov
ince. The Equitable Life Assurance Socl
ty of the United States, with several
British and two Scandinavian compan
ies, will withdraw from Germany June
30. because of the unfair imperial in
About 247,000 tons of steel fly away
in dust from the railroads of the world
yearly, according to table submitted to
the mining and smelting section of the
international chemical congress by Dr.
A. Haarman of Osnabruck.
Within a few days the Oklahoma
wheat and oats harvest will commence
in earnest. Secretary of Agriculture
Thoburn says in his opinion the crop
has been little damaged by the recent
storms sweeping over the territory.
Jersey farmers whose crops have
been ruined by the drouth may muse
upon the benefits of compensation. The
state entomologist announces that the
dry weather will cut down the mo
squito output to 50 per cent.
The machinists in the yards of the
Townsend-Downey Ship Building com
pany went on a strike and in doing so
completed a general strike of the ma
chinists in all the ship yards of the
firms belonging to the New York Metal
Trades' association in Greater New
In consequence of the death from
plague at the Berlin hospital of the
young Viennese physician. Dr. Milan
Sachs, the government has decided to
issue a decree forbidding further ex
periments with plague germs, the risk
of spreading infection being considered
more dangerous to the public health
than the knowledge gained in studying
the deadly microbes Justifies. Dr. Sachs
caught the plague in Dr. Koch's bacter
iological laboratory for infectious dis
eases. The graduate scholarship at Harvard
university, given each year by the Har
vard club of San Francisco, has just
been awarded to John K. Bonnell of
Stanford, who recently received his
diploma from the English department
with the class of 1903.
Secretary Moody will recommend to
congress at its next session the -creation
of the general staff of the navy.
An agent representing a Japanese
syndicate is negotiating for the intro
duction of 100.000 Japanese laborers
for the Rand mines in Africa.
An order was issued creating the ar
tillery district of Manila to include all
the east coast and filed artillery in the
neighborhood of Manila.
The factory of the Standard Food
company at Binghamton, N. Y.. was
burned. Loss, 850,000.
London harness makers and carriage
builders are suffering loss of trade by
the growing popularity of the motor
It is announced that the Marquis of
Salisbury is making good progress to
wards recovery from his illness.
The Spanish supreme court at Mad
rid has acquitted General Bourbon of
the charges of gambling brought
The supreme board of health at
Lima. Peru, has declared the pore of
Callao free from bubonic plague.
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