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WHOLE NUMBER K738.
VOLUME XXXIV. NUMBER 22.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2. 1903.
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How the Yachti Appear During the Contest.
DOINGS OF TURKS
EVIDENTLY INTEND EXTERMI-.
NATING BULGARIANS. J
THE INSURGENTS TAKE REVENGE
Repressive Measures Have Reached
the Utmost Limits of Barbarism A
Gloomy View of the Crisis in Bul
garia Set Forth.
LONDON According to a Sofia tel
pgrani to the Times the Turkish re
pressive measures in Macedonia have
readied the utmost limits of barbar
ism, and it is evident that it is the
s intention to accomplish this by de
fgrees the total extirpation of the Bnl
Within the last few dajs. says the
Times correspondent, twelve more
Christian villa?jes"have been handed
ovr to fire and sword, and the women,
children and the aged hate been mas
sacred indiscriminately. Convoys of
prisoners dispatched to Monastir have
been murdered by their escorts on the
A private letter from a foreign res
ident in Monastir says even the local
Turks are disgusted and mediate as--rssiuatiug
the consul in order to pro
vokc European intervention.
The insurgents are doubtless taking
a terrible revenge and are executing
the revolutionary piogram to the let
ter. The repotted concentration of
large Turkish forces in the Adrianoplc
district nt" Mustafa-Pasha, Kisylagach
and other points on the Bulgarian
frontier is regarded with much appre
hension in Sofia.
A special dispatch published this
morning gives a gloomy icw of the
crisis in the Balkans. According to
teports from Constantinople a rnmot
whs current that war had already
been declared against Bulgaria. Tl
was proved to be unfounded, but the',,,, ,imo of lwo mjnllle.
state of popular feeling is said to be;
such that no other issue is regarded
as possible. (
It is further stated that although
the Russian souadron was withdrawn
from India it continues to cruise near ',
the Itosphoriis. ;
It is reported that several Italians
have been murdeded by Turks In Is-
mid. :i seapmt in Asia Minor, fifty-,
three niilT. southeast of Constant!-
From Belgrade it is announced that i
a bis mass meeting of Macedonians in- j
tended to be held August 23 was post-1
poncd to August T.O by order or the
goiernmcnt on account of the Turkish ,
FREIGHT DcFOT DESTROYED
Rock Island Sustains
CHICAGO. 111. At midnight Thurs- democratic ronrcntion for the state
day fin- started in the freight house j senato having won a decisive victory
of the Chicago. Rock Island & Pa-' over his opponents. Colonel Gorman
cific railroad, situated at Folk and , is so years of age and begIns llis po.
Sherman streets. The flarne had luica, career where his father bcgua
secured quite a star: when discover- i tjjjrV vears a"o.
ed. and by the time the first engine,
arrived, the buildinc. which is 23') j Cleveland i iaoy Boy.
feet long and two stories high, was a NEW YORK. The baby boy re
mass of flames. The firemen from cently lorn to Mrs. Grover Clcvc
he first had no hope of saving the (land at Buzzards Bay. Mass.. has been
structure or its contents. , christened Francis Grover Cleveland,
The loss was primarily on outgoing ' a name selected by the other chil
freight aud is estimated at $300.01j0. dren.
Veteran Actor Buried.
CLEVELAND. O. The funeral of
the late veteran actor. John A. Ells-,
lor. who died suddenly in New York,
last Friday, was held here Tuesday.
The sen-ices were conducted by Dean '
Williams of Trinity Protestant Epis
copal cathedral and the Holy Rod
commandery of Masons. Floral trib
utes from the Actors club of New
York and from individual- players
i were receive. The interment was in
1 -ake View cemetery . "
GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador. The
tion of Alaredo Baqueriza Moreno.:
'miriisterltn the United States, as vice
president of the republic of Ecuador!
has been annulled on the grouad that J
it was --unconstitutional.
Death of John Ellsler. i
NEW YORK. John Ellsler. father)
of Effie Ellsler, the actress, and him-'j
self a veteran actor and theatrical j
manager, died of heart disease t his
home here, aged 82.
VERY FAST TIME.
New world' Record Made by the
READVILLE, Mass.-Beforc a great
crowd of spectators at Readvillc on
Monday, and with track and weather
conditions perfect, Lou Dillon trotted
i a mile in two minutes, a new world's
record. So that no breeze might in
terfere, Millard Sanders, driver of the
great mare, brought out the daughter
of Sidney Dillon for the attempt early
in the day.
For pacemakers there were two run
ning horses hitched to road carts,
Peggy from Paris, driven by "Doc"
Tanner, and Carrie Nation, driven by
The first score was fruitless, Lou
Dillon making a break just before
reaching the wire. On the second at
tempt, however, the word was given.
Starting Judge Walker rang his bell,
but Tanner, nodded or him to say "go"
and turning to Sanders, called to hiji
to come along.
Tanner kept Peggy from PrHs di
rectly in front of the peerless chest
nut trotter while McCoy lay at her
wheel. In this way the trio went to
the quarter pole in thirty and one
quarter seconds. With never a skip
Lou Dillon went so smooth-galted
down the back stretch as to lead
those not timing the mile to believe
that her speed was not alarmingly
The half was clicked off in 1:00.
Around the turn to the three-quarters
pole the clip quickened, the third
quarter being in 30 seconds, mak
ing that mark of her journey in 1:31.
Faster and faster came Tanner with
the runner and right with him trot
ted the handsome California-bred
mare. Sanders was sitting perfectly
still, but McCoy was crying aloud to
his runner to cheer on Lou Dillon.
To the amazement of all the quarter
was driven in twenty-nine seconds,
thus making the mile in the wonder-
When Sanders Jaggctl the mare back
to (he wire those who Kad witnessed
tjlc performance leaped to their feet
ant, sent fot1n checr aftcr checr lou
Dion apparcntlv was as fresh as
Hlo,lgn she ha(i onv icen out for a
jogging exercise. Sanders said he ful-
,y ociieved that before the season
cIgPa he wm ,lrjvc the marc in 1:59
SANTA ROSA. Cal. Lou Dillon
was bred and raised on the Santa
Ro-a stork farm !t !s sai(1 that wnen
a co , Dnion was ofTered for sale
for 150. with no takers. She is by
gidnej Dillon, out of Lou Milton, botl
Gorman's Sen in Politics.
BALTIMORE. Md. Colonel A. P.
Gorman, jr.. the only son of United
states Senator A. P. Gorman, was
nominated by the Howard county
Senator Hanna is III.
CLEVELAND. O Senator M. A.
Hanna. who has but recently returned
from a several weeks' vacation, was
taken so ill at his office Tuesday as
to require the services of a physician.
The physician stated after an exam
ination that Mr. Hanna was suffering
from stomach trouble, and advised
his immediate relaxation of business
and retirement to his home. Senator
Hanna immediately left for hi?
Jsn Kubelik is Married.
VIENNA Jan Kubelik. the violin
ist, was married at Debreezin. Hun
gary, on Wednesday to Countess Mari
anne Czaky. niece cf Coloman Von
Czell. former premier' of Hungary.
Only a few friends were present.
Bishop Wolotka performed the cere
mony. The couple have proceeded to
Prague, to. visit the bridegroom's
mother, and from there they win pro
ceed to Marienbad to spend their
SIX MASKED MEN
HOB THE DEPOT AT M'FARLAND,
STATION IS QUICKLY LOOTED
Railroad Men Are Soon Subdued
Passengers at Lunch Counter Rush
to an Uustairs Room and Save
Themselves by Blocking Entrance.
M'FARLAND. Kan. At 1 o'clock
Friday morning six masked men,
heavily armed, appeared at the Rock
Island depot and started to enter the
Conductor Monnchan of freight train
No. 48, which had just pulled in, and
Night Baggageman Charles Toler saw
them aad hurriedly attcmptedJo block
the door, but the robbers forced an
entrance and, after taking their mon
ey and watches, beat the railroad men
They then rifled the depot of its
contents and going hurried to the eat
ing house, held up and took all the
valuables from half a dozen men on
the platform, employed at the round
house, and a part of the train crew.
Passengers at the lunch counter scur
ried upstairs and blocked the entrance
effectively. The bandits then looted
the eating house cash register and
silverware, doing their work in a cool
and collected fashion, after the man
ner of veterans.
Then, apparently as a joke, they
marched and carried six of the Rock
I&Iand employes, including the night
hostler and Baggageman Toler. and
locked them In a refrigerator car and
disappeared in an easterly direction.
' During the thirty minutes of their
presence not a shot was fired and
only Monnchan and Toler were in
jured. Two hours afterthc robbers disap
peared Sheriff Frv had organized a
posse, released the prisoners from the
refrigerator-car and galloped in pur
suit. The bandits were headed to
The banditts secured eight watches
and probably 130 in money. They
left McFarland on foot: The night
agent at Paxico. four milccs cast of
McFarland, saw them itass by along
the tracks on foot at 2:30 o'clock.
At 1 o'clock Friday afternoon there
is a report from Paxico that Sheriff
Fry and Chief Custy pf the Rock Is
land detective force, aided by four
county deputies, have the robbers lo
cated in a patch of timber near Pax
ico. Advices from Paxico at 2:30 show
that tha bandits eluded the posse in
pursuit and passed on through the
FAVORS A-NEBRASKA IDEA.
'Judge Talks on Lynch ings and the
Crime Which Causes Them.
MYSTIC, Conn. Hezekiah Butter
worth of Boston made the opening ad
dress at the Universal Peace union's
sessions Friday. His topic dealt with
the effect upon the world of the open
ing of the pan-American canal. He
said that the canal would wed two
oceans and make all mankind one
Supreme Justice Charles B. Lore
of Deleware. who at the time of the
lynching at Wilmington. DjI.. de
nounced such practices, made an ad
dress. He recommended the Falls
City method of dealing with criminal
assault. Alfred H. Love of Philadel
phia, president of the Universal Peace
Union, and Henry W. Wilbur, of New
York, editor of the Defender, also
The objective and aims of the
Straight Edge Co-operative industries
were explained by their organizer,
Wilbur F. Copcland of New York.
CAUSES AN EXTRA SESSION.
Salvador is to Deal witht a Claim
SAN SALVADOR Congress will
hold extraordinary sessions to deal
with the payment of the Burrell claim
in accordance with the last agreement
arrived at in Washington through the
efforts of Senor Lopez. Salvadorean
minister to the United States.
Alfred H. Burrell brought an ac
tion against the republic of Salvador
because of the government's treat
ment of the Triunfo company. The
court of arbitration, sitting in Wash
ington in May last year, awarded Mr.
Burrell 1448,000 damages in gold. The
Salvadorean government refused to
make payment and efforts were then
mr.de to arrange another settlement.
Attack Was Premeditated.
NEW Y'ORK In response to a tel
egram of inquiry regarding the re
ported assassination of Vice Consul
Magelssen at Beirut. Syria, Mr. Fry
erK treasurer of the board ot Pres
byterian missions at Beinit. has ca
bled to the Associated Press as
follows: "Although the attack
made on Vice Consul Magelssen
was evidently premeditated, the
bullet missed him and he escaped un
Shaw Coming West.
WASHINGTON. D. C Secretary
Shaw left here Friday for Oyster -Bay.
where he will remain over night and
go west. The secretary, who has sev
eral engagements in the middle west.
will return here about September 15.
Hawaiian Volcano Gets Busy.
HONOLULU. The volcano of Kil
auea shows increased activity. Clouds
af smoke are ascending from the
RELIANCE" COMES IN FIRST.
Winner Fails to Csyer Course Inside
of the Time Limit '
Start. Turn. Finish
Reliance ....11:02 1:55:10 4:38:45
Shamrock HI 11:02 2:07:40
NEW YORK. With Reliance less
than a third of a mile from the' fa
ish and Shamrock III. hull-down on
the horizon, fully two miles' astern of
the gallant defender, the fowrth race
of the present series for -the America's
cup Thursday was declared off 'be
cause of the expiration of the time
limit of five and one-half hours, as
happened on Thursday last. Although
officially it was no race, the defeat
administered to the challenger was
so ignominious that whatever linger
ing hope remained in the breasts of
the friends of Sir Thomas' boat van
ished. Reliance's victory was in ev
ery way more decisive than that of
last Saturday. Shamrock was out
sailed, outpointed and outfoolcd from
start to finish.
Reliance beat Shamrock ho'pelcssly
in the work fifteen miles to wind
ward, rounding the outer mark twelve
minutes and thirty seconds ahead of
it, a gain in actual time of eleven
minutes and twenty-nine seconds.
Down the wind it steadily increased
its lead. The real interest of the day
was not against Shamrock, but was in
the exciting struggle of Reliance in
the last half hour to reach the finish
line before the regatta committee fired
the gun which should announce the
expiration of the time limit.
Did not finish.
SOPER AND HUCKLEBERRY.
Government Officials Speculate in In-
WASHINGTON. D. C It is stated
at the department of justice that
charges and allegations which have
been made regarding the official con
duct of United States Attorney P. L.
Sopor, his assistant, Mr. Huckleberry,
and United States Marshal Colbert,
all of Indian Territory, arc already
under investigation by officials of the
department and in due Jime a full re
port will be made to the attorney
Messrs. Soper and Huckleberry are
alleged to have associated themselves
with one of a number of trust com
panies having to do with Indian
lands, but no charge is made that
the particular company with which
the gentlemen are connected have
been guitly of wrong doing.
The charges against United States
Marshal Colbert relate to his-official
conduct outside of Indian land mat
ters. The department of justice will
make a thorotigh investigation of, all
PRESIDENT IS GRATIFIED.
Thankful That Consul Magelssen Es
caped. OYSTER BAY. President Roose
velt was notified Friday night by a
representative of the Associated Press
of the incorrectness of the report that
Vice Consul William C. Magelssen at
Beyroot, Syria, had been assassinated.
The president expressed gratifica
tion that Consul Magelssen had es
caped without injury from the assault
of the would-be murderer. He an
nounced, however, that no change
would be made in the plans of this
government and that the European
squadron which he ordered to pro
ceed immediately to Beyroot, would
continue to its ordered destination.
It can be said that the president
and Secretary of State Hay loth re
gard it advisable in view of the pres
ent state of unrest in Turkey, to
have American war vessels in Turk
For several hours President Roose
velt and Secrelar3- of State Hay were
in confidence at Sagamore Hill. They
discussed every buggested phase of
the situation in Turkey. At the con
clusion of the conference Secretary
Hay announced his intention of re
turning immediately to Washington
In Chinese Famine District
LONDON According to mail ad-
vices from Hong Kong, missionaries
returning from the famine District In
Kwangsi province, south China, report
that "conditions there improved. The
harvest had commenced and the free
distribution of cereals had ceased in
many places early in July. It was ex
pected that necessity for further dis
tribution of food would disappear en
tirely in a few weeks.
A man usually makes a virtue of
the means he uses to conceal his
Hague Hearing Must Wait.
ROME. Dr. Lardy, the Swiss min
ister at Paris, and Prof. Matzen of
the Copenhagen university, having re
fused to be arbitrators in the ques
tion of Venezuelan preferential
claims. Count Lamsdorf, the Russian
minister for" foreign affairs, tele
graphed to the Italian foreign office
asking if Italy had any objection to
postponing the first meeting so as to
give the czar time to choose the
other two arbitrators.
Funds for the University.
LEXINGTON, K Dr. George H.
Denny, president of Washington and
Lee university, who has just returned
from Chicago, announces that the
widow and children of the late Cyrus
H. McCormack have given a fund of
$10,000 to the university, the pro
ceeds of which are to -maintain the
new science hall. Prior to the death
of Mr. McCormick he gave $20,000
tc the university, and this latter gift
is in line with his wishes.
CONSUL NOT SHOT
UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT WAS
tf " I MADE1 TO KILL! HIM.
WJLLET MISSED THE MARK
.Minister. Leiehman Explains How
Error Came to Be Mads Csrrec
tion Relieves the Tension Walsh
ington Officials Now Think Dialo
macy Will .Be Successful.
WASHINGTON A decidedly new
turn in the case of United States Vice
Consul William Magelssen at Beyroot.
Syria, who was reported to have been
assassinated last Sunday, developed
LFjiday night when it became known
that the report was incorrect and that,
although Mr. Magelssen had been shot
at, he had not been injured. This re
port came to the State department In
a dispatch from United States Minister
Leishman at Constantinople, who said
the mistake in making the original an
nouncement was due to a mistake in
translating the cipher message to the
minister. The dispatch from Mr.
Irishman followed closely on the same
subject which had been shown to the
prominent officials of the government.
The dispatch of the minister was com
municated to the president at once at
Oyster Bay, but up to a late hour
nothing had been heard from him on
the subject at the State department.
Its contents were extremely gratify-,
ing to the officials of the government
here, as it relieved the situation of its
extreme tension and leaves the way
open for an amicable and peaceful ad
justment of the incident. Whether
or not orders will be given calling off
the proposed cruise of the European
squadron to Turkish waters is a mat
ter for future determination.
Acting Secretary Loom is declined to
make public the text of Minister Leish
mans' dispatch tonight, but he gave a
summary of its coatents.
As stated in the press dispatch it
showed that Mr. Magelssen had been
shot at by some person at the time tin
kn6wn to the officials, but that he 'had
not been hit. The local Turkish offi
cials were prompt to express their re
gret at the occurrence and were exert
ing themselves to apprehend the as
sassin, but thus far had been unsuc
cessful. The minister's dispatch also said
that Consul Ravendal had reported to
him that some of the consuls located
at Beyroot had reported to their gov
ernment that the situation at that
place had become exceedingly unsafe;
that this condition of affairs had ex
isted for some time and that some
thing ought to be done to relieve the
tension. The opinion was expressed
that the attempted assassination of
Mr. Magelssen would probably bring
matters to a focus and some effort be
made to avoid further trouble.
DEMOCRATS OF OHIO.
Ticket Put in Nomination by the Co
COLUMBUS, O. The democratic
state convention met here Wednes
day and nominated the following tick
et: For governor, Tom I Johnson
of Cleveland: for lieutenant gover
nor. Frank B. Miles of Toledo; for
supreme judge, Edward P. Dempsey
of Cincinnati; for attorney general.
Frank S. Monnett of Columbus; for
treasurer of state. Charles A. Klocb
of Wahakoneta; for school commis
sioner. J. H. Secrist of Ottawa; for
member of the board of public works,
T. H. B. Jones of Ironton: for United
States senator. John H. Clark of
Cleveland. The Johnson program
was carried out completely.
Discuss Prospects of War.
VICTORIA. B. C. Japanese papers
brought by the Empress of China,
which arrived Tuesday from the Ori
ent, have columns discussing the pros
pects of war. The Mainichi reports
that the Japanese government has
concluded arrangements with a certain
power for the loan or $100,000,000 Jor
military purposes. The paper states'
editorially that the report is believed
to be true.
Settling for the Disaster.
RAWLINS, Wyo. W. C. Hussey,
claim agent of the Union Pacific, has
made a settlement with forty-one'
estates of miners who lost their Jives
in the Hanna mines on June 30. The
sum of $800 will be paid to each
widow, $50 to each child and $45 tc
each single man.
News Conveyed to family.
LACROSSE, Wis. News that Vice
Consul Magelssen, reported assassin
ated at Beirut, Syria, was 'alive and
uninjured, was conveyed to the fam
ily of the Vice-consul's brother. Rev.
H. G. Magelssen, here Friday nighi
and to the parents of the vice consu
at Highland Prairie, Minn. Arrange
ments will be made for a family re
union and services of thanksgiving
probably will be held in the Norwc
gian Lutheran church here.
Investigate Leper Colony.
SAN JUAN, P. R. The executive
committee has ordered a committee
of three of its members to investigate
the leper colony scandal and report
at the earliest possible moment.
The disclosures continue.
Steamer Given Up for Lost.
MARSEILLES The French -steam
cr Admiral Gueydon, which sailec
from here July 25, for Colombo, ha
been given, up for lost. .
RELIANCE IS AHEAD.
.gain Shows Its Heels to Listen's
Reliance-Start, 11:00:36; finish.
2:15:30; elapsed time, 3:14:54: cor
rected time, 3:14:51. ,
Shamrock III Start, 11:02:10; a
'sh, 2:20:10; elapsed time, 3:18:10;
jorrected time. 3:16:13.
Relianco wins over time allowance
' NEW YORKr-In a glorious whole
sale breeze", over a triangular course
ten miles to the leg. the fleet-footed
cup defender. Reliance, again showed
its heels to Sir Thomas Linton'. chal
lenger, taking the second race of the"
cup series of 1903 by the narrow mar
gin of one minute and niceteen sec
onds. It was as pretty and as bard
fought a contest as has ever been
sailed off Sandy Hook, and had the
wind not fallen during the last ten
minutes- the record for the course,
3:12:15. made by Columbia two years
ago in its memorable race against
Shamrock II. would have been broken.
As It was Reliance sailed the thirty
miles within two minutes and thirty
nine seconds of the record, which
speaks wonders for its speed in the
wind that was blowing. Reliance's
victory, narrow as it was. would have
Decn even smaller had not Captain
Wringe, the skipper of the British
joat, bungled the start, sending his
craft over the line nineteen seconds
aftcr the last gun and handicapping
it tp that extent. At every point of
sailing the defender's superiority was
demonstrated. It gained one minute
ind fifty-one seconds in windward
work, forty seconds on the run to
ihe second mark and forty-five sec
ands on the close reach for home.
Based on the magnificent showing
It has made in the two races already
sailed, it is the belief of many ex
perts that the cuu is safe and that it
will take something better than Fife's
latest creation to get it.
An assemblage of excursion vessels
almost as large as that of last Satur
day poured down through the Narrows
and out into the broad Atlantic Tues
day to witness the vanishing glo'ry of
DEMOCRATS AND POPULISTS.
The Respective Conventions Unite on
the Same Ticket.
Supreme Court Justice
J. J. Sullivan
W. A. JONES, DR. E. G. WEBER
GRAND ISLAND. The populists in
state convention here put in nomina
tion the above ticket. It referred tc
next year's convention a resolution en
dorsing the Denver manifesto.
After nominating Judge Sullivan of
Columbus for supreme court justice,
there was discussion of the question
of notifying the democratic conven
tion at Columbus of what had been
done. Following this the convention
nominated by acclamation two candi
dates for regents Prof. William A.
Jones of Hastings aud Dr. E. O.
Weber of Valparaiso.
The resolutions adopted declared
national issues are not involved in
Supreme Court Justice
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W. A. JONES. DR. E. O. WEBER
COLUMBUS. The democratic state
convention was late in assembling,
ind a3 it gathered news had been re
ceived of the action of the impulist
convention in Grand Island in mak
ing nominations. P. L. Hali announc
ed the fact in calling the convention
H. W. Risley of Grand Island was
named for secretary. The delega
tions were accepted as reported and
the temporary organization was made
W. L Alcn of Schuyler placed
Judge Sullivan in nomination for su
prcme judge and it carried by ac
clamation. The nomination of Jones
of Adams and Weber of Saunders foi
regents was made by a rising vote
In accepting his nomination Judge
Sullivan modestly denied the iosses
sion of any special qualifications, ex
cept independence. He went on the
bench a free man and promised so tc
The resolution committee reported
a platform. It reaffirmed the plat
form of the Kansas City conventior
in the fewest words possible and con
demncd the rsset currency plan and
further legislation along the line ol
the Aldrich bill.
Was a Classmate of Schley.
DETROIT, Mich. Lieutenant Com
mandcr Francis O. Davenport, Unitcc
States navy, retired, died at his resi
dence here Sunday of heart failure
At Annapolis he was a classmate o.
Admiral Schley. He served in vari
ous vessels during the civil war anc
was retired in 1870 at his own re
quest. Commasder Davenport lost,
his right arm by the accidental dis
charge of a pstol while he was on a
"cutting out" expedition in Texas.
Passenger Coach Ablaze.
COCKEYSVILLE. Md. The reat
coach attached to the York and Balti
more accommodation train on the
Northern Central railroad caught fire
near this station Monday and was
partially demolished. A dozen nas-
sengers, including several women and
children, were painfully burned or in
lured by jumping from the train; but
no one is thought to have bcea fatal
ly injured. The explosion of a gaso
line lamp caused the blaze.
I Mftff TtlfOIAMS. :
The collections- of internal reveaae
for the month of July. 1903. were $22.
168.480. a decrease compared with
July. 1902. of $111,291.
The University of Kansas has se
cured Charles M. Harger of Abileac
to dellverxthe opeaiBg address at the
beginning of the fall term in Scptesa
ber. Intimation is given the state de
partment that the constitution of Co
lombia may be changed to secure the
ratification of the Panama canal
Robert Stevenson, a pioneer whole
sale druggist of Chicago, is dead of
heart disease. He was stricken sud
denly while visiting- at the home of
It is believed that Secretary Hitch
cock. In view of the developmcats ia
the Indian scandals, will recommend
the immediate abolition of the Dawes
The general staff has finally decid
ed that the Fourteenth cavalry and
the Second battalion of the Scventa
infantry shall sail on the Logan on
Postoffice Inspector Flavin has re
ceived advices that the mail stage be
tween Canyon City nd Whitney.
Ore., was held up on Dlxey moun
tain and all the mail taken.
One man was scalded to death, four
others were- severely burned by es
caping steam and six trick ponies were
killed n the wreck of Robinson's cir
cus train at Brunswick, Mo.
Former Senator Butler of South
Carolina resents Secretary Wilson's
charge that managers of the cotton
corner are "gamblers." saying no cry
was raised over western grain cor
ners. The United States- battleship Mas
sachusetts, which was considerably
damaged on August 12 by striking oa
a ledge of rock during a fog while
off the Maine coast, reached New
Project for transfer of Zionist colo
nization from Palestine to East Africa
is said to have considerable opposi
tion in England. Chicago Hebrews at
tach little importance to the sugges
tion made at Basel.
The election of Alfredo Baqueriza.
Moreno. Ecuadorian minister to ta
United States, as vice president of tba
republic of Ecuador, has been annull
ed by congress on the ground that it
Bishop McFaul in a consecration
sermon in New York says the public
schools as at present conducted are
detrimental to church and state, and
iells of' the danger of education with
out religion and morality.
'Sir William Van Home, who is a
practical and experienced railroad
manager, takes no stock In the propo
sition that by building all-Canadiaa
lines of railway from Quebec to Van
couver the grain trade of the north
west can be diverted away from wat
To expedite the work of recralting
the navy department will authorize
pasting additional posters in various
parts of the country and advertising
extensively in the newspapers. This
plan has been followed with excellent
results by Lieutenant Evcrhardt. who
is now on recruiting duty.
Bids were opened at the war de
partment for the purchase of $3.0O"
000 certificates of indebtedness for the
Philippine government. Harvey. Fisk
& Sons. New York, bid for all or any
part of the amount at $102.24. This
was the only bid for the whole
amount and it was accepted.
The stewner Empress of China
brought among its passengers General
S. S. Sumner. U. S. A., who has been
directing the operations against the
Moros in Mindanao, and who. accom
panied by Mrs. Sumner, is bound for
Omaha, where he will take command
of the Department of the Missouri.
The Congregational summer assem
bly in session at New Buffalo. Mich.,
with representatives from Illinois.
Missouri. Kansas, 'Nebraska, Iowa and
seven other states has adopted a res
olution endorsing the plan of organic
union now under consideration by the
United Brethren. Methodist Protest
ants and Congregational denomina
tions. At Omaha, to avoid prosecution on
a statutory charge, Clarence English.
a prize fighter, married Mildred
Mayes in the county court. Immedi
ately after the ceremony he deserted
the girl, informing her that his name
would be her only gain.
The big strike of the Holyoke.
Mass.. paper makers, which has been
on since June 15. came to an end.
when Eagle lodge. International Broth
erhood of Paper Makers, voted to re
turn to work Thursday morning and
declare the strike off.
At a special meeting of the Mexi
can Mining and Exploring company,
held at the company's executive office
In Washington, former Senator J. P.
Jones of Nevada was elected president
to succeed General M. C. Butler, re
signed. Turks are reported to have devas
tated twenty-two villages in the Mon
astir district, slaughtering the inhab
itants and leaving the bodies unburicd
in the streets. Terrible stories of
atrocities are confirmed by Russian
and Austrian consuls.
While a hook and ladder truck was
going to a fire in St. Paul a work car
j on the city railway collided with it,
i injuring Patrick Fleming, truckman:
Joe Costello and Lieutenant Henry
Lingvin, Fleming may die.
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