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VOLUME XXXJV.-NUMBER 14.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY JULY 8. 1903.
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CUBA GIVEN SOVEREIGNTY OVER
ISLE OF PINE.
U.S. GETS COALING STATION
Palma Eelirves Senate Will Ratify
All Outstanding Agreements Before
Adjourning and Cement the Two
Countries Solidly Togetner.
HAVANA. The treaty covering
the naval and coaling station bases
and the treaty placing the Isle of
Pines wholly under Cuban sovereignty '
were signed Thursday at noon.
The two rreaues. which are the
last of the six between the United
States and Cuba, were subscribed in j
duplicate at the secretary of state's
ornce. Minister Squires. Senor Gar
cia Montes. secretary of the treasury
and secretary or state In Senor
Zahio's absence, signing for their re
The Isle of Pines Treaty, while turn
ing over the island to me absolute
sovereignty of Cuba, safeguards the
nght3 and privileges or The American
residents in the island as though they
were an American territory. Proper
ty, judicial and educational rights are
especially guaranteed. It is pointed
out that the American land holders
are better off m respect to taxation
than they would be under United
The occupation of the naval and
coalins stations will be perpetual, the
rental price being purely nominal and
based an the cost 01 acquiring the sta
tions and sites by the Cuban govern
ment, the United States advancing
any money necessary for the purchase
of private lands at Guantanamo and
The senate committee on foreign
relations is delaying the ratification by
postponing action on the treaty sign
ed February 1G, conceding the two
naial stations to the United States.
The reason the committee gives is
that it is desirable to await the re
port or the joint commission of United
States and Cuban engineers, which is
now marking out the site for the larg
est station at Gtiantanamo.
President Palma and the leading ad
ministration senators maintain that all
the treaties will be ratified before the
adjournment of congress.
WASHINGTON. Secretary Moody
expressed great satisfaction -on hear
ing that the coal stations treaty had
been signed. It is earnestly hoped the
Cuban senate, before its adjournment,
wjll ratify the treaty, as the navy
department is anxious to proceed at
once with work on the stations.
Preliminary surveys of the land al
ready have ben made at Guantanamo
and Olympia has been -etained in Car
ibbean waters to he ready to land ma
terial and begin work as soon as au
thorisation cames tram Washington.
About Sloo.'WO is immediately avail
able for beginning the work at Guan
tanamo and will be used probably in
the construction of a wharf and small
Payne Sees Kaams.
NEW YORK. Postmaster General
Payne arrived from Washington via i
the Pennsylvania railroad Thursday,
accompanied by Mrs. Payne, en route
tor a short rest in the Catsirills. He
went direct to his room. leaving word
that he would see no callers. He saw
Senators Reams of Utah, however, at
great lencth. Senator Keams is the
owner of the Salt Lake paper of
which Perry Eeath. former first assist
ant postmaster general, is the editor.
Rabced by a Friend.
MILWAUKEE. Wis. Karl Schulpi
cms. a landscape gardener, was arrest
ed nere charred with robbing Kari
Mueller of 37 500. The men were on
the best of terms and Mueller took
his friend with him to a safety de
posit vault to count the money. It
is alleged that by a clever trick, in
which a handkerchief was used, the
money, alter being counted, was tak
en by Schulpious and the empty box
returned to the vault
Amendment Uncanrttutional. ! Regard War as Probable.
PORTLAND. Ore. Four judges of LONDON. A dispatch from Vienna
the state circuir court held that lie t3 the Morning Leader says the sitaa
initiative and referendum amendment tion in the vilayet of Adrianople is
to the constininon is invalid. This , grave. There are many indications
opinion was given on a demurrer to i that Bulgaria and Turkey regard an
the complaint of land owners against cntbreak of war as a probable ctm
tse city of Portland ra a street as-' angency. It is reliably stated that
sessmem case. The court holds the the Turkish authorities are orgamz
aneruimenr unconstitutional en the imr a regular persecution of the Bul
grcund of irregularities on the part -t garlan inhabitants, their villages be
of the legislative atscrnhly in dealing i ing razed to the ground and many no
wiiii. ir. I table Bulgarians imprisoned,
New York Herald.
A e:g postal deficiency.
Deficit for Past Year Double that of
WASHINGTON. D. C. Captain
Castle, auditor of the treasury for the
pstoffice department, made the offi
cial estimate that the postal deficiency
for the fiscal year just closed will be
34.617.0.:. The deficit for the previ
ous fiscal year was 52.311,170. This
big increase is attributed to the en
forced increase in expenditure for ra
tal tree delivery service during the
The receipts of the postal service
for the year were Sir4.2G8.G0!" and the
expenditures J138.SSn.S12. The defi
ciency in the free delivery service is
not yet definitely known beyond the
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master general tnat it woum oe -!.-0j)
by the close of the fiscal year.
The deficiency, however, may prove
considerably larger than that figure.
MINE DEAD CREMATED.
Flames Baffle Willing. Workers and
Consume Victims' Bodies.
HANNA. Wyo. Of the 234 men en
tombed by the mine explosion on
Tuesday the bodies of only five have
ben recovered and all hope than any
of the others are alive has been aban-
, Fire and smoke are preventing ex
ploration of the lower workings, and
it is feared that many, if not all. of
j the bodies now in the mine will be
It was officially announced Thurs
day that no more bodies would be tak
en out for several days unless some
i were found m the main slope. As
depth is attained a few of the handy
men and drivers may be found on the
main slope, and these bodies will be
removed as rapidly as they are found.
, The majority of the dead men are in
' the entries belaw No. 15 and cannot
Lockout in Building Trades.
SALT LAKE. Utah The Building
Contractors' association, composed of
practically every contractor and
builder in this city, has decided to
suspend all building in this city on
July fi. The lockout will directly af
fect more than 2,000 workmen and will
continue inforct until an understand
ing is reached between the contrac
tors and their workmen. In a state
ment issued Thursday the contractors
complain that men at work on vari
ous operations about the city have i
been called out and ho explanation of
fered. This appears to be the prin
Government Sues for $2,000,000.
BUTTE. Mont. The United States
government has instituted suit in the
federal court against the Anaconda
Copper comnnny. the Bitter Root De
velopment company and the Marcus
Daly estate, William Scallon and oth
ers for J2.000.00fl. being the value of
timber alleged to have been unlaw
fully cut from the public domain in
western Montana. F. A. Mavnard.
special United States attorney, was
sent from Washington to bring this
suit and prosecute similar cases.
United States Minister Leaves.
WASHINGTON, D. C It is learn
ed at the stare department that Uni
ted States Minister Jackson has left
Belgrade on his return to Athens, via
Constantinople. His course will be
in line witht that adopted by rhe dip
lomatic representatives of Great Brit
ain. Germany France and the athe;
countries which have up to data re
fused to recognize the new Servian
Hoppers Slay Many Cattle.
BUTTE. Mont Fret Cooley of the
State Agricultural college at Bozeman
has returned from an investigation of
the grasshopper-ridden district about
Fcrsythe. He says that the insects
have devoured everything in a strip
seventy miles long and fifty miles
wide and that as a consequence of
their raids range conditions are the
worst he ever saw. The plains are
dotted with cattle that have starved to
NO HOPE OF LIFE
MEN IN THE MINE
HOWEVER RESCUE1S TKL 01
The Mine Penetrated and Many Dead
Discovered Twenty Bodies Found
Mingled with Debris that the Unfor
tunates Tried to Pass.
H.ANNA. Wyo. Special to the Oma
ha Bee: Work for the men. suspense
for the women, certainty made more
certain and men's worst fears realized;
This summarizes the day's proceed
ings. All through the daylight hours
the weary rescue parties tailed on,
hoping- to reach possible surrtvors
Tof'TuesdaVs mineaisaster, whilenew-
made widows and orphans walked the
streets or gathered in mute agony
about the various entrances to the
Members of the rescuing parties tell
of pitiful scenes about the seventeenth
level, as deep as it has been possible
to penetrate. Some of the survivors
were driven insane and fought like
fiends against the rescuers. Dazed,
listless survivors were found sitting on
cars or lying on the floor, careless of
whether they lived or died. At the
seventh level a pile of twenty bodies
was found strewn over a pile of debris,
which the men had tried to surmount
before overcome by the deadly fumes.
Some were seared and blackened by
flames, but all had -lied crawling to
ward rresh air. The eleven rescuers
who penetrated thus far were too weak
to bnng out a body.
For hours the scene at the entrance
Qf xhe mij,e hean. moving.
clothes and hair awry, mothers, wives,
sweethearts and children huddled to
gether, weeping and wringing their
their hands. Many sat on shattered
timbers blown from the mine's mouth,
insensible to their surrounding. The
most frantic pushed to the edge of the
gap and tried to force a way into the
Among the dead i3 Alfred Hapgood,
who turned the first shovel of dirt in
starting the slope.
The fire bosses, who had reported
all safe before working time Tuesday,
met dearh while making a second in
spection. Many gathered in small crowds on
the hill overlooking nie mouth of the
ill-fated mine. Many believed the vic
tims would oe brought through the rear
shaft anil n nmrrpcitmi therpfnrp nn !
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the brow of a. hill overlooking that
opening and waited anxiously through
the entire day. but their vigil was
not rewarded, for no bodies were re
moved from the mines during the day.
The women and older children are
apparently stupefied and do not re
alize the awful calamity that has be
rallen them. Many firmly believe that
their dear husbands, sons and broth
ers are still alive and will reach the
! JlIiT"rirv in jifoTTT hnr ihpco j-Hf
stricken people have not yet learned
the trurh. and will not fully realize
the awful situation until they are
confronted by the blackened, partially
burned and. in many cases mangled
bodies of their husbands, sons, rela
tives and friends.
Cuban Veterans Clamorous.
HAVANA The radical wing of the
revolutionary veterans at Havana have
petitioned congress for the immediate
appointment of a congressional coin-
to pass upon the validity of
the soldiers' claims. They ask that
25 per cent thereof be paid out of the
government's present surplus. Some
of the most radical veterans denounce
the government because these pay
ments have been delayed.
Fleets Hover Over China.
TTEN TSIN The local newspapers
' comment on the significance of the
j gathering of the American. British
i and Japanese fleets in the northern
! part of che gulf of Pe Chi Lr. It is
asserted that ne less than fifty-seven
KiiEsian warships of one sort and an
other are assembled at Port Arthur.
The Japanese reserve officers who
were on leave in North China are
said to have been called home.
Russia Prepared for Trouble.
LONDON It is believed that the
fast cruisers of the Russian volunteer
fleet which are Iyine idle at Sefaasto
pol and Odessa, are being held in the
Black sea for military exigencies, says
the Odessa correspondent at the
Times. He adds that it is reported
that an intimation was given June 20
to the commanders of these vessels
that rhere is a possibility of their be
ing requisitioned to fly the naval flag.
Russian Crops Looks Well.
ST. PETERSBURG. The damp,
warm weather of the last month has
favorably influenced crops throughout
European Russia except in Novogord.
Pskov and para of Vilne. Vitebsk.
Guodno and of the Baltic provinces.
The crops premise well in the south
west and central regions. The Volga
offers very prospect, except in a few.
districts of. the extreme northeast
Winter and rummer wheat oats and
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Once Wealthy, bur Dies a Pauper.
STAMFORD. Cann. David E. Van-
uciiicj ucu, w4a ul catr, uu uidiUI""
ed to have been a personal friend of
Rcscoe Conkling, died at the town
tarm. A number of years ago Van-
derheynen was a prominent citizen
of Utica. N. Y and was considered
quite wealthy. He came here four
years ago and nis: fortune was dis
posed of so rapidry that he has been
living- an tne town farm for some
TEN THOUSAND KILLED.
Siauahtar in Samalial
the Abycsian Fores
LONDON1 The war oflca
received a dispatch, tram. Cokmet
Hochiort. one ot the British: offlccrs
serving with, the Abyssinian forces: is
Somalialand, which says the Abysain
ians. May 3L after a series of forced
marches, struck the Mad MaSak's
forces near Jeyd, surprising- them, at
dawn and killing 10,000 spearmen 'and
capturing almost all their cattle anal
sheep and 1,000 camels.
CoIoneL Rochfort adds that tksr
Abyssinians have effectually clssed tc
the Mullah all the watering placer
south of the Gerlogubi-Galadi line, and
he hopes they will soon be in contact
.with the British forces, and thus be
able to co-operate in the pursuit of
the Mullah, who is delayed La. hie
movements oy the factthathaJ
crossing a waterless part of the conn.
HE IS IN HIS USUAL HEALTH..
More False Rumors Regarding the
ROME The Spanish embassy to
the Vatican has received telegrams
from Madrid anxiously inquiring about
the health of the pope, saying that
from a reliable source it was learned
that his holiness was seriously ilL
The rumor soon spread here, produc
ing the usual sensation. On going to
the Vatican, however, it was found
that it was only another false alarm.
The pope is in his usual health, and
received. Sunday in private audience
the bishop of Ibague. Colombia. The
pontiff conferred with hinv on the
conditions prevailing in tne South
American republics and the necessity
of raising the standard of the clergy
so thai they might contribute to the
intellectual progress and moral prog
ress of the people.
GERMANY HAS SOME CLAIMS.
Cubans Are Puzzled. Nat
What They Are.
HAVANA Garcia Velez, the Cuban
consul general at Hamburg, reports
that at a banquet at Hamburg at
which Emperor William and Foreign
Secretary Baron von Richthefen were
present, the latter remarked to him
that the first matter to be taken up
by the German minister to Cuba was
the claims of German citizens. The
officials here do not know what claims
the Germans have, since the war
claims are closed, so far as Cuba is
concerneu. by the treaty of Pans.
The consul was not in a position to
enliehten them on the point and the
circumstances have been communi
cated ro Senor Quesada, Cuban min
ister at Washington,
SENATOR HANNA SPEAKS
Would Take Up Salvation Army Work
if Nat So Busy.
CLEVELAND. OA flne new citadel,
to be used as headquarters for the Sal
vation Army in this city and vicinity,
was dedicated Sunday. Senator Han
na was chairman cf the occasion and
made an address of half an hour's
duration. He spoke almost entirely of
the work done by the army and prais
ed it He said that if he had time
to preach he would help the Salvation
Army with his voice. Commander
Booth-Tucker, in introducing Senator
Hanna. 3aid that he was a man who
was well known and respected in thi3
country and England.
President of Santa Domingo.
PARIS. A dispatch from Santo Do
mingo City announce:: that General
A. Wos y Gil. who recently became
provisional president through the over
throw of General Horatio Vazquez. ha3
been elected president of the Domini
Eucenio De Champ, who was a can
didate for the presidency, but with
drew in favor of General Gil, has been
elected vice president
Funston Inspects Alaska Posts.
WASHINGTON. D. C General
Funston. commanding the department
of Columbia, has informed the war
department uiat he has left for Alas
ka for an inspection of the posts in
that territory. He will visit Fart3
Liscum. Skagwa. Egbert. Gibbon, St
Michael and Davis.
Decrease in Price of Silver:
WASHINGTON The quarterly es
timate of the value of foreign coins
issued by the director of the mint
snows that for the three months end
ed June 30. 1903. the arue of silver
decreased from 53.144 cents an ounce
to 48.S95 cents an ounce, a total of
5.449 cents an ounce.
Russian Troops in Korea.
YOKOHAMA A dispatch from So
oul. capital of Korea, reports that a
Korean military officer, who has reach
ed rhe Yalu river, states that 150 Rus
sian soldiers have croHseif the river
and are now stationed at two paints
an the Korean side.
Dan Godfrey Dead.
LONDON Dan Godfrey, the fam
ous bandmaster of the Grenadier
Guards, died Tuesday of paralysis.
Must Deposit Security.
YOKOHAMA: An order has been
ssued requiring- foreign lire mf ma
rine insurance companies to deposit
as security the minimnm sum, of' $50,
000. Judge Hilton's Estate.
NEW YORK! The executors and
trustees of the estate cf former Judge
Henry Hilton, report that- it amnunts
all told to JL24a,aflO. Its value was
computed originaJlyr a. $20,OuO,GOO.
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A MINE DISASTER
LOSS OF LIFE.
DEAD MINERS 1UMBER 234
They Are Imprisoned Like Rats and
Die Before Relief Farces Can
Reach Them Frantic Wives Seek
to Jain Their Dead Husbands.
HANNA, Wyo. Two hundred and
thirty-four dead and several arhers !
slightly injured out of 280 is the rec
ord of the most fearful disaster which
ever struck the mining camps around
Shortly after 10:30 Tuesday morn
ing a miner entered a closed shaft ,
leading into the Nc. 1 mine of the
Uninn Pariftti Coal enmnanv with a
naked light Through years of idle-
nes3 gas had been allowed to escape
and accumulate till it needed but a
spark to set it alight and wreck the narmony marueu tne prcceeumgs oi
pit This was supplied by the min-l e convention, all of its actions be
ar. Instantly therswas a roar as if g by unanimous vote, with the ex
of echoing thunder- Mine timbers. ception of the nomination of stare su-
rock and iron were, torn down and
hurled athwart tie entrances, com-
pletely blocking tie escape of almost!
300 men employed below ground. The
sound of rhe report echoed and re
echoed below and above rhe surface
and hraught men hurrying from every
direction, fearing they knew not
what but knowing somerhing unro-!
ward had happened. Gradually sur-
vivors began to appear, forty-six of !
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gaping wounds and clothes torn by the
explosion. From, these the flrnt sto
nes of the disaster and the closed
condition of the various underground
tunnels were learned.
Almost before they appeared, how
ever, rescuers had volunteered for the
task of carrying succor to their strick
en comrades below ground, and head
ed by E. S. Brooks, superintendent of
the mine, a hundred willing hands
were speedily at work clearing away
the debris and opening up an avenue
of escape for the imprisoned men and
a suaft whereby pure air might be
conveyed ro them.
For a time it was feared the ex
plosion had bred a worse disaster and
rumors of fire sweeping the workings
were bandied about among the crowd
of watchers and workers which head
ed the pit mouth. Fortunately, how
ever, these rumors proved of false or
igin, and the enrombed men. sur
rounded, with sufficient horrors with-'
our. were spared a holocaust
All day long willing hands worked,
while weeping wives and children
crowded rouna anxious for news of
those who had gone down in the morn
ing fuIL of hope ana vigor to wring a
living from rue black eartU. Hour
after hour dragged on and 'part from ,
a straggling survivor, each with a
worse rale cf death and disaster to
tell than his forerunner, no news
came. Gradually, roo, the innate hope
a miner's wife carries ever in her
heart died out making room for dull,
aching certainty that rhe man belov
ed had gone to his last rest never
more to return.
Of the dead men two-thirds were
married and leave large ramriiea. Onp
hundred were Finns, fifty were col
ored men and the others white Ameri-1
They Arc Asked to Explain.
WASHINGTON. D. C The tress -
ury department called upon the two
United States customs officials who
are- said to be connected with, the
Columbia Gold Mining company fcr
a statement of their relations with
the enmnany and a statement of.
their conduct in permitting their offi
cial positions to be used to further
the interests of the company. An
answer is expected withia two or , ijef xhat the protocol will remove op-ftrze-
days. j paS;ncn.
TO IWarJC ingSllS- &rave.
ATCHISON. Kan. The grave of the ! SARATOGA The American Rail
late John J. IngaHs will be marked j -way Master Mechanics' association en
with a glacial boulder of granite Sva j Thursday considered reports. A dls
and one-half" by fear and one-half by cussinn of technical subjects was par
rwo and ane-nait feet in dimensions, ncipated in by W. R. McKeea of Om
it was Ihgalls wish that a Kansas f nq and others.
field stone should cover his burial i
place, and a. red rock, found near At; Islsnds. Accept Invitation,
chisoi:,. was chesen. On the stone' COPENHAGEN The invitation to
wilL be carved a medallion and' a quo- take part in tne St Louis exposition
Cation front Ingalls' famous essay on 1 has heen formally accept an. behalf
me. Where in he?
GOV. CUMMINS RENOMINATED.
Only One Contest for Place in
Governor A. B. CUMMINS of PcU:
JGHN HERRIOTT of Adair
f PALMER of Washington
Judge Supreme Court
..CHARLES A. BISHOP of Pol!:
1 Supt of Public instruction
L F RIGGS of Sigourney
DES MOINES The republican stats
convention nominated the foregoing
ticket and adopted the platform of
principles. All the candidates were
renominated by acclamation with the
exception or tne stare supennienuenu
tcr which office Mr Riggs was nomi-
nated on the third ballot nis oppo- ;
its hoing the present superintend
ent R. C. Barrett or Osage, and- H. L.
' Adams or West Union.
niMn.anitnnf !," friii fli riil. Hffl
been completed anil the platform
adopted, speeches were made which in-
dicated that rhe republican leaders of
the stare are nor entirely agreed a?
fj the derails of the tariff policy. The
tariff plank adopted was one pre parerr
bv Senator Allison, after conferences
witil representative repunTrcanr tne
st3te- No nluesnon was rnaue to it in
committee of resolutions nor in
its rrenenrnnon ro the convention.
Governor Cummins in his speech ac
cepting renominarion approved rhe
platform in its entirely, but announced
that he would continue to hold to all
the views expressed in his speeches
within the past two years.
DRAWS JAPAN TOWARD RUSSIA.
Visit of Krapatkin ta Japan Seem3
to Pave Way to Peace.
ST. PETERSBURG. The visit of
the Russian war minister. General
Krapatkin. to Japan, has, according
to the Japanese newspapera. had a
very satisfactory effect on the reia
ions between Russia and Japan and
has paved the way far a reapproach
ment The newspapers of Japan, in ex
pressing satisfaction at this state of
affairs, allude ro General Krapatkin
as the narbinger of peace and point
out that he has been the mikauo'a
guest at the Shiba palace, where no
foreigner, except nrinces of the royal
blond, had ever before resided
DISSENTION REIGNS IN HAYTI.
President Shouts "Dcwn With the
PORT AU PRINCE. Hayti. The
foreign minister and the ministe- of
the interior have resigned end no
successor has yet been appointed to
succeed because he wzs opposed tc
prosecuting the inquiry into the finan
In an address to the soldiers of
the guards. President Nard vigorous
ly denounced the acinide of the sen
are, the chamber and the national
bank as being opposed to his admin
istration. The president shouted. Down with
the chambers: "
Russia Still Oppozes Pact
' PEKTN Prince Ching, president of
( the foreign office, remrned from the
( 3Ummer palace in order to hold a con
fcrence with Minister Conger on the
commercial treaty between China and
e United States. It is understood
the Russian opposition, which the Chi
nese foreign office insist! prevents its
signarure. is unchanged. though
friends of rhe treaty profess the be-
I Unian Pa-ifie Man Pr-aenti
i af the lJacisn West Incies.
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Savings deposits in Chicago haalr
have nassed the SIOO.UM.Otift mark- Ik ;
the past year they hare iacreaaaaV
more than $22,000,002:
President Stryke at Hamilton cot
lege, announces that aawiag- his ra
cent donations to the college was
noo.000 from. Andrew Caraegie.
Upon the departure at America.
European saaadroa froaa. Kwglaad
about the middle of July, it wtlL pro
ceed to Lisbon, tar a- friendly call at
The watermelon, crop ot
will be exceedingly short this
Watermelons ace mostly raised aloag
the rivers and the floods destroyed
Former President Clerelaad aad hi
faafly left Prhwetoa torGiar GmMm.
Buzzard's Bay, where they win 9peaf
the summer. They will retmra to
Princeton October 1.
M. W. Savage, owner of Daa Patcm
and Directum, the two famous horses
recently purchased by him. refused
an offer of 192.000 for the two horses
W. W. Gentry made the offer.
The Crown Princess ot Denmark,
who Is now le Paris with her husband,
is not celebrated for her good looks.
but she Has the more permanenc dla-
tiaction of being the richest royal
princess In Europe.
The annual convention of the Fro-
3tant Episcopal church of the dio
cese of Oregon adopted resolutions
favoring a change of names. The res
olutions favor some name Incorporat
ing the word Catholic
George Madison Randolph, a lineal
descendant of Pocahontas and the
Randolphs. I4ves in Sl Louis. He
claims to be sevenrh in descent from
the famous Indian maiden by her mar
riage with John Rolfe.
SL Louis is to have a statue of
Pierre Laclede, its founded. He wilL
be represented not as a typical froa
tiersman. hut as a captain in the
French army, which rank he held in
the militia at New Orleans.
The crown prince of Sweden, pre
sumably under financial pressure,
wants to sell his ancestral palace at
Stcckholm. He has applied to the
king to submit a bill to the rikslag
authorizing him to dispose of it
President Diaz accented an invita
tion ro attend the celebration of
Fourth of July to be given by the
American colony in Mexico City. A
feature of the day was a special
luncheon given to President Diaz.
On the morning ot rhe Fourth of
Juiy President Roosevelt sent from his
Sagamore Hill home at Oysrer Bay a
message formally opening the Pacific
cable to the Philippine islands. The
message was one of greeting and
congratulation to Governor Taft. A
return message was sent by Governor
Leslie Comb, United States minister
to Guatemala, has transmitted to the
state department as likely to interest
rhe people of rhe localities named, a
letter of condolence from Juan Bar
rios, the Guatemala minister of for
eign affairs, upon the racenc disasters
at Topeka and Gainesville.
Statistics show that Holland con
sumes mare smoking, tobacco than any
rtther country in the world. Her quota
per head approximates nine pounds
The United States comes second.
with about four pounds. Belgium and,
Germany are next, then Austria, with
about two nounds and a half.
Senator William A. Clark of Man
tana is preparing to build the flne3t
house in Washington. He will not
break ground on the site of the old
"Stewart castle." facing Dupont circle,
until the Massachusetts avenue resi
dence of the- Colorado millionaire,
Thomas F Walsh,, is finished.
Hazard's pavilion, with a seating ca
pacity of 5.000. has been leased by
the committee in charge of the pre
liminary arrangements of the national
general conference of the Methodist
church, which will convene in Los An
geles in May. 1304. The entire build
ing will be devoted to the needs of
the conference meeting.
A new departure in rhe navy is
marked by rhe Issue of a circular from
the navigation bureau calling tor the
eniinrment of electricians for the wire
less telegraph, who are expected to be
secured for $20 per month to begin,
although promotions are promised to
the grade of chief electrician at $().
Kerr Felix Otti, conductor of the
opera at Karlsruhe and Baireuth. has
been engaged by Manager Canreid ta
lead rhe Wagner operas at the Metro
polian opera house. New York. The
grand duke of Baden has granted Herr
Otti six. months' leave of absence.
A dispatch from Seoul, capital of
Corea. reports that a Corean military
officer has reached the Yalu river;
states that 150 Russian soldiers have
crossed the river, and are now sta
tioned at two poinis on the Corean
Gorge Abbott, ot Boston, the oldest
and best known wool operator an the
Pacific coast, was seriously injured at
Eigg3 Station. Ore. He walked off axr
nngnarded platform in the darkness
and sustained injuries which necessi
tated the amputation of the right leg:
An extra railroad line is being laid
from Ssaramskaja to the hermitage
cf Father Sseranm. Russia. The oar
and czarina are to make a visit there
in August to witness the scene of the
wonders worked by the noted priest,
who was canonized last August.
The Independent cigar factories of
Havana have entered Into an agree
ment nor. to sell or lease their factcr
ics or brands.
The, production or goIiL 3ilver and
lead In Idaho during-the calendar year
1302 was valued at 114,380,814.
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