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VOLUME XXXIV. NUMBER 29.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.745.
A SHOW OF FORGE
RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE MASSED
NEAR PORT ARTHUR.
A SURPRISE TO THE CHINESE
More Soldiers Seen Than Were
Thought to Be in Manchuria. What
Admiral Alexieff, Speaking to an
American Official, Said..., t
PORT ARTHUR The review by
the viceroy. Admiral Alexieff, on Sun
dad, of Tfi.000 soldiers participating in
the maneuvers, was the last act of last
week's "war game."
This force was massed on the plains
outside this city. It included infantry,
cavalry and artillery. Every infantry
regiment is partly mounted, jn aC;(
cordance with the recent regulations.
Foreigners were given every oppor
tunity to witness the display and the
statements of officers regarding the
total force wen verified by count of
the visiting experts.
v It was also officially announced that
the entire force within easy operating
distance of Port Arthur numbers 100,
i)00 men. Two months ago it was ),
000 men. Sunday's spectacle demon
strated that the reports regarding re
inforcements arriving in Manchuria
under estimated the real increase.
The army assembled Sunday was
greater than the Peqin diplomatists
believed Russia's entire force in Man
churia to, be. Officials here are taking
pains to advertise Russia's strength
and proclaim that the maneuvers are
intended as an object lesson.
Admiral Alexieff, speaking to an
American official, said:
"TVar would be a great calamity.
Here we believe that the best way to
prevent it would be to strengthen our
selves as much as possible, therefore
we have left no steps untaken for that
The details of the maneuvers were
kept secret, but the correspondent of
the Associated Press learned that the
landing forces at Talien Wan bay were
repulsed. It is reported that the at
tacking party broke through Port Ar
thur's defenses at three points.
The battleships and two cruisers are
on their way here from Russia. When
they arrive Russia's naval force on this
station will be stronger than Japan's,
according to the views of the Russian
Anticipation of war is at fever he.it
in the army and navy, but this is
based entirely on the activity of the
preparations visible everywhere. The
,higher officials believe that Japan has
been over awed by the demonstration
of Russia's power.
TILLMAN IS ACQUITTED.
Not to Be Punished for Killing the
LEXINGTON. S. C The jury in
the case of Former Lieutenant Gov
ernor J. H. Tillman, tried for the
murder of Editor Gonzales of the
Columbia State last January, brought
in a verdict of not guilty.
The jury had retired shortly before
1 o'clock Wednesday. The jury an
nounced ar l:r that a verdict had
been asreed upon. The defendant and
attorneys were sent for and the jury
Then filed into the court rjom and
the verdict was read.
A demonstration followed the an
nouncement, friends of the defendant
giving vent to their feelings in a
shout. The court, previous to the
reading of the verdict, had an
monished the spectators to refrain
from any demonstration.
Counsel for the defense moved the
defendant's discharge from the sher
iff's custody. No objection being
made by the state, the court made
KANSAS ODD FELLOWS SUE.
Wants S50.C00 From Two Topeka
WICHITA. EAS The grand ledge
of Odd Fellows of Kansas, in ses
sion here, notified I'routman & StGne.
Topeka attorneys, that they would
be sued for the return of $50,000 in
connection with the financial opera
tions of the Boissiere Odd Fellows'
home at Silkville. Franklin county.
The Odd Fellows have acknowl
edged their less to the title to this
estate through litigation, but will at
tempt to recover the money spent in
clearing their original title to it, and
Troutman & Stone came into pos
session of the estate by purchase of
the claim of Madam Ccrrine, the
sister of Mr. Boissiere.
No Boundary Decision Vet.
LONDON The Alaska boundary
tribunal held another secret session
and adjourned for lunch at 1:30 p. m.
Nothing of a public nature developed,
except that when Lord Chief Justice
Alverstone came out of the confer
ence room he asked Secretary Tower
to ascertain whether the original
treaty was signed in both French
md English. No explanation was
ziven of the reason for this question
Sympathy en Side ef Japan.
ROME Instructions have been ca
bled to the commander of the pro
rected cruiser Pouglia. which is on
her way from Callao to San Francisco.
o join the Italian far eastern squad
-on. which now consists of the armor
ed cruiser Vettor Pisania and the pro
.ected cruisers Calabria and Pied
nonte. The commander o the squad
ron his received instructions to pro
:ect Italian interests in Cbisa in the
irezt of wr.
THE UNION PACIFIC BOARD.
New Directors Chosen at the Annual
SALT LAKE The annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Union Pa
cific Railroad company was held in
this city Tuesday, about three
fourths of the capital stock being
represented, mostly by proxy. After
the election of a board of directors
for the ensuing year the meeting ad
journed until November 20, when E.
H. Harriman and a party of directors
will come to Salt Lake on a special
train in order to be present on the
occasion of the opening of the fa
mous Ogden-Lncin cut-off across the
Great Salt Lake. This special will
be the first passenger train to run
over the cut-off.
The election resulted in but one
change being made, Joseph F.
Smith, president of the Mormon
church, being chosen resident di
rector to succeed T. J. Coolidge, jr.,
The new board of directors as
elected is as follows: Oliver Ames,
Boston; Horace G. Burt. Omaha:
Thomas T. Eckert. New York; Louis
Fitzgerald. New York; George J.
Gould. Lakewood, N. J.; E. H. Harri
man. Arden. N. Y.; Marvin Hughrct.
Chicago; James H. Hyde. New York;
Otto H. Kuhn, Morristown. N. J :
Charles A. Peabody. New York,
Winslow S. Pierce, New York; Henry
H. Rogers, New York; Jacob K.
Schiff, New York: James Stillman,
New York; Joseph F. Smith, Salt
The board of directors will meet in
New York within the next ten days
for the purpose of electing officers
and taking up several matters con
cerning the management of the road.
Among these, it is said, the question
of double tracking from Omaha to
Ogden will be considered. In an in
terview. President Burt emphatically
denied the rumor3 that he is to resign
at an early date.
In speaking of the election of Jo
seph F. Smith, to the directorate,
Alexander Miller, secretary for the
Harriman lines, said:
"It has always been the custom of
the company to have a citizen of
Utah on the board. Brigham Young
was the first and there has always
been one until recently. It was to
carry out this custom that Mr. Smith
The annual meeting of the Oregon
Short Line stockholders will be held
in this city Wednesday.
DEATH RATE ON INCREASE.
Change in Weather Causes Many Fer
tilities at Laredo.
LAREDO. Tex. The yellow fever
record for the past twenty-four hours
5uows an increase in the number of
deaths, the number which occurred
Tuesday being the largest for any one
day since the breaking out of the dis
ease. The official bulletin follows:
New cases, "S: deaths. 4; total num
ber of cases to date, 273; total num
ber of deaths to date. 14.
Slightly cooler weather set in Tues
day night, and this, in the opinion of
Dr. Tabor, the state health officer,
caused the in crease in the number of
Reports from Neuvo Laredo say
eleven cases of yellow fever and elev
en suspicious cases were reported.
The condition of Consul Alonzo B.
Garrett has taken a turn for the worse
and fears for his recovery are enter
tained. The fever situation at Monterey is
unchanged. Reports are that two
deaths and fivp new case were record
ed Saturday. No reports were receiv
ed Tuesday from Victoria or Linares
TO HEAR THE ELEVATOR CASE.
Interstate Commissioner to Investi
gate Grain Rates.
ST. PAUL. .Minn. The interstate
commerce commission will convene ir.
St. Panl November 7 to take testimony
and conduct a hearing of the Cannon
Falls elevator cae. which involves th
gram rate.; of that taction of the state
and will have an important bearing
oc the through rate on grain to Chi
cago from outside points. Notice of
the hearing was received today by the
state railroad and warehouse conimis
The stat.- has only an indirect con
nection with the case, which orig
inated in the complaint of a Cannon
Falls elevator company against the
Chicago Great Western and Chicago
Milwaukee & St, PasI railways, alleg
ing that the present grain rates from
Cannon Falls to market points are un
, What Hay Hears is Good.
( WASHINGTON. D. C At the cab
inet meeting Tuesday Secretary Hay
spoke of information he had receiv-
I ed as to the situation in the far east.
I and it was his opinion that there was
no immediate indication of there be
, ing hostilities between Russia and
! and Japan. He intimated that he had
; information that negotiations are in
progress between the two countries
which seem likely to result favorably
j- AM War Talk Absurd.
! YOKOHAMA Ail reports emenat-
ing from Shanghai of the opening of
hostilities between Japan and Russia.
' etc may be dismissed as absurd. Rus
t sia-Japanese affairs are marking time.
I The second secretary of the Russian
legation left Tokio October 12 with se
cret dispatches for the Russian vice
roy of the far east. Admiral Alexieff.
An important conference of veteran
Japanese statesmen, including Marquis
Ito, was held at tie premeir's office.
THE LAND LAWS
CHANGES LIKELY TO BE MADE
Y THE COMING CONGRESS.
OBJECT TO SOME MEASURES
An Effort for Repeal of the Desert,
Timber, Stone and Pre-emption Acts
Senator Hanabrough Will Oppose
WASHINGTON Evidence are at
hand that a strong effort will be made
at the coming session of congress to
secure the repeal of the timber and
stone act. desert land and commuted
homestead laws. The movement has
been formed by Interests identified"
with irrigation associations. Its pur
pea is said to be to prevent land ex
ploitation bv corporations and en
courage the settlement of the public
domain by nomeseekers. There are
indications that efforts to repeal the
desert land laws will be vigorously
resisted. Senator Hansbrough of
North Dakota, chairman of the public
land committee, was in conference
Friday with the interior department
officials concerning this matter. Sen
ator Hansbrough believes that the
timber and stone art and desert land
laws should be amended in some im
portant particulars, but condemns any
movement having for its purpose the
repeal or amendment of the commu
tation clause of the homestead laws.
The senator said that he was prepar
ing and will present early in the ses
sion a bill proposing amendments to
the desert land law and timber and
stone act. The bill will provide for
the sale of the timber on government
lands to the highest bidder in tracts
not exceeding 320 acres. The timber
to be scaled prior to auction and a
tilbrough examination made by offic
cials to determine its quantity and
value. Under the Hansbrough bill no
person or corporation could purchase
more than one tract. As to the des
ert land law, the bill will prohibit the
assignment by an entryman of his
desert right prior to making final
proof. Under the present laws an en
tryman can assign his right the mo
ment he makes his filing. "If my
amended bill prevails." said Senator
Hansbrough. "it will have the effect
of making the desert land entrymen
practically three-year homesteaders
because they will be required to live
on their land and make improve
ments for three years before making
proof and they can make no assign
ment during that time."
FUND TO OPPOSE STRIKERS.
Horseshoers Make Provisions to
ST. PAUL. Minn. Provision was
made at the .concluding session of
the Master Horseshoers' convention
for a contingent fund to oppose
strikes. At present there is $25,000
available for this purpose, but there
has been no law specifically stating
that the fund should be so used. A
special assessment will be made on
the members of the association dur
ing the next three months until the
fund amounts to $75,000. and like as
sessments will be ordered until the
fund reaches $250,000.
Strengthens Free Trade Party.
LONDON The duke of Devon
shire's adhesion to the Free Food
league is regarded as greatly strength
ening the free trade party. The lib
eral papers point out that it is a rep
etition of lSSfi. when the duke, on sep
arating from Mr. Gladstone, tried to
remain independent, but was eventu
ally absorbed by the conservatives.
So now. the duke of Devonshire and
his unionist followers will be unable
to maintain an independent attitude
of supoprting the government except
on its fiscal policy, but would be com
pelled by the force of circumstances
to fall into line with the liberal free
Federal Grand Jury Indicts.
CLEVELAND. O. The federal
grand Jury here returned indictment:
against Michael Gilbo. Percy laubach.
O. G. Lyon and David G. Armstrong,
rubber manufacturers of Akron, who
were recently arrested on complaint
cf Anthony Comstock and charged
with sending contraband goods
through the mails. No indictments
were found against J. C. Frank and J.
T. Diehm. charged with the same of
fense, they being completely exoner
ated. Iowa Postoffice Robbed.
SIOUX CITY. la. Robbers blew
open the safe in the Linn Grove. la..
postoffice and secured $2,500 in money
and stamps. They escaped.
Buying American Steel.
LONDON. The Daily Telegraph
asserts that Harland & Wolff, the
shipbuilding firm ct Belfast,' has
signed a contract to take all the iron
and steel it requires from the United
States Steel corooratian.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. Constable John
McGillicuddy. locally known as "Cud
dy MacK."! was arrested on an indict
ment returned by the federal grand
jury, charging him with having aided
in tie recent naturalization frauds.
He is accused of aiding and abetting
aliens residing in St. Louis and cot
entitled to the rights of citizenship in
securing fraudulent papers of natural
ization. McGiHIcuddy gave bond in
tie sum of $10,000.
FRANCE IS GETTTING REAOY.
Over 5,000 Exhibits to Be Installed at
the St. Louis- Exposition.
PARIS. M. Boeufve. ckaaceUor of
the French embassy at Washington,
has been appointed representatiye of
the foreign office at the St. Louis ex
position. He sails for the United
States tomorrow and will go direct to
St. Louis and begin installing the
M. Boeufve has conferred with. alT
the leading branches of the French
exhibits for St. Louis and says the
exhibits will number 5,000, against
3,000 at Chicago, and that they will
exceed in generaL interest and com
pleteness any previous French ex
hibits. They will include an elabor
ate exhibit of the government's furni
ture. Gobelin and Beauva's tapestry
and Sevres pottery. S
Automobiles, laces and silks will
be largely represented, and the meth
ods of education, farming and mining
in France will be shown. The de
partment of labor will make an elab
orate showing of French methods of
industry and production. The manu
facturers are seeking an enlarged
RAILWAY PROJECT IN ALASKA.
All Concessions Asked by Govern
ment Are Granted.
WASHINGTON. D. C John L. Bel
Iaine. chairman of the Alaskan Cen
tral railway, who has been before the
departments for the last week on
work connected with the road, was
successful in his efforts. The pro
jected railroad will extend from Sew
ard, en the southern coast of Alaska,
north to the Tanara river. 420 miles,
and will open all of Central Alaska
President Roosevelt personally rec
ommended to the heads of the depart
ments the expedition of the business.
The postoffice department established
a postoffice at Seward as a sub port
of entry. The war department prom
ised to include in its estimate for the
extension of the government cable
along the southern coast of Alaska
an appropriation sufficient to make
Seward one of the cable stations.
The department of commerce and
labor has requested the lighthouse
board to provide a lighthouse at the
entrance to the Seward harbor.
HEROINES AT CHICAGO FIRE.
Girl High School Students Carry Chil
dren to Safety.
CHICAGO. 111. At a fire that de
stroyed two residences in Irving park
Tuesday three children were rescued
from death by girl students -of Jeffer
son High school.
Raymond Saunders, 5 years old, is
believed to have perished in the
The girls were on their way to
school, which is located two blocks
from the scene of the fire. Learning
that there were children in the house,
several girls entered and bore the im
prisoned children through the dense
smoke to the street.
In the confusion the Saunders boy
was not found.
GIVES MONEY TO COLLEGES.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan to Distrib
ute the Bennett Bequests.
NEW HAVEN. Conn. William J.
Bryan, as executor, filed for probate
the will of the late Philo S. Bennett
The will disposed of an estate worth
approximately $253,000. Among the
public bequest3 the will provides that
510.000 will be divided among twenty
five colleges or universities by Wil
liam J. Bryan, and 510,000 is given to
Mr. Bryan to aid needy students,
while a similar amount is to be dis
tributed by Mrs. Bryan among deserv
ing students in female colleges.
NEW YORK There is an uncon
firmed report here that Mrs. Philo S.
Bennett will contest the will of her
Struck Down by an Assassin.
BRUSSELS M. Pepin, a socialist
meaiber of the chamber of deputies,
was stabbed at Mons, while walking
on the ctreer with some friends.
There is slight hopes of his recovery.
The assassin struck M. Pepin from
behind and succeeded in making his
Newspaper Man Appointed.
SAN JUAN. P. R. The executive
council last night unanimously con
firmed the appointment by Governor
Hunt or Adam G. Haselbarth. a New
York newspaper man, as director of
charities, viceB. H. Osterhout.
Central Bankers Go West.
CHICAGO. Ninety members of the
American Bankers' association, repre
senting the large financial institu
tions of Michigan. Wisconsin. Iowa.
Indiana and Illinois, left Chicago Fri
day night far the annual meeting, in
San Francisco. Oetober 20. Promi
nent among the passengers was F.
G. Bigelow. president of the First Na
tional bank, who has announced his
candidacy for the presidency of the
Roosevelt Ranch Sold.
BISMARCK. N. D. The old "Chim
ney Butte" ranchj made famous as
the ranch established by President
Theodore Roosevelt when he was a
Bad Lands cattleman, has beea sold
Good Cren fn New South Wales. '
SYDNEY. ?. S. W. The govern-
ment estimates the area of wheat in
New South Wales at 1,826,948 acres,
or 22,600 acres atove tie area in
UftVEILIN TAKES PLACE WITH
HESMQU DEUVEIS ADDRESS
WKHam Tecum Sherman Thrn
layke, Grandn f th D Chief
itain. Draws Aside th Vail Envelop
ing th Heroic Statu.
WASHINGTON With impressive
ceremomies, an equestrian statue of
William Tecumseh Sherman was un
veiled here Thursday afternoon, in the
presence of official Washington with
the president at its head and thou
sands of veterans, members of the so-
cieities of the Armies of the Tennes-
see; of the Cumberland, the Ohio and
the Potomac. As the two large flags
enveloping the statue were drawn
aside by William Tecumseh Sherman
Thorndyke, the grandson of the dead
chieftain, tne cannon of the Fourth ar
tillery boomed a salute and the Ma
rine band struck up the "Star Span
gled Banner." Success in every de
tail attended the ceremonies, which
were in charge of Colonel T. W- Si
mons, superintendent of public build
ings and grounds.
Before the unveiling of the statue
the president and Lieutenant General
Young, chief of the general staff of
the army, reviewed the troops partici
pating in the dedication parade from
the stand opposite the statue. The
president delivered the address of the
day. A representative from each of
the socieities of the four armies spoke
in eulogies of General Sherman. At
2:30 o'clock the president, under the
escort of detachments of minutemen,
walked from the White House to the
statue, which faces the south front of
the treasury. The president walked
alone, preceded by Captain W. S.
Cowles and Colonel T. W. Simons, his
naval and military aides. Following
the president were Secretary Hay,
Postmaster General Payne. Secretary,
Cortelyou, Acting Secretary of War
Oliver and Secretary Loeb. With the
arrival o the president began the re
view of the troops. Lieutenant Gen
eral Young was chief marshal and
with his staff headed the procession.
Following came the Second cavalry,
the engineer battalion from Washing
ton Barracks, headed by the Engineer
band, two battalions of coast artil
lery from Forts Washington. Hunt and
Munroe, the Fourth Held battery of ar
tillery trom Fort Myer, a company of
the hospital corps, a detachment of
marines and two battalions of sea
men. The invocation was offered by Rev.
Dr. D. J. Stafford. General Grenville
M. Dodge, president of the statue com
mittee, gave a brief description of the
statue and then introduced William
Tecumseh Sherman Thorndyke. who
from the base of the pedestal pulled a
cord and two immense flags slowly
parted, unveiling the statue of his
WHAT RAINFALL HAS DONE.
In South Dakota Shallow Wells Now
Yield Much Water.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. The ex
cessive rainfall this season has
brought about conditions throughout
South Dakota such as existed in the
early '80s with regard to obtaining
water from surface veils.
In many parts of the state an
abundant supply of water can now
be struck at a depth of from seven
to ten feet, while in some instances,
five or six years ago. following the
seasons when the rainfall was an
nually below normal, holes had been
sunk near the same places to a depth
of as much as forty feet without ob
taining a single drop of water. Tubu
lar wells became popular at that time
through necessity, but now the far
mers find it more convenient to dig
surface wells in their pastures than
to drive their stock to and from their
Elliott Adjudged Insane.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Peter Elliott
of Minnesota, who was arrested at
the White House on the 5th inst.. am?
who made a violent attack upon the
officers who had him in custody, was
officially adjudged insane and recom
mitted to St. Elizabeth insane asylum
Army Musicians in Trouble.
CHICAGO, ni Fifty members of,
the First Regiment band, who refused;
to play In the centennial parade last
week, have been recommended for dis
charge from the regiment
With Devonshire a Leader.
LONDON. The Edinburg Review,'
which is edited by Hon. Arthur El
liott, who resigned the financial sec
retaryship of he treasury because of
his indifference with Mr. Balfour on7
the fiscal question, makes a strong'
appeal for a reorganization of the lib
eral unionist. party, under the Iead-j
ership of the duke of Devonshire, and
to include men of all parties devoted
to free trade, like Ritchie and John
Appeals for Relief Fund.
LONDON The archbishop of Canterbury-
has issued an appeal urgently;
representic the necessity for sub
scriptions to the Macedonian relief
Will Be Settled Peaceably.
BERLIN Count Inoye. the Japan
ese minister, says everything in the
dispute-between Japan and Russia will
be settled amicably.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
General Manderson Is Chosen as a
WASHINGTON. D. C At Wednes
day's session of the Society of th
Army of the Cumberland. General
Henry W. Boynton of Washington
was elected president of the society
General Boynton has for many years
been its corresponding secretary
The other officers elected were:
Corresponding secretary. Major
John Tweedale of this city: record
ing secretary. Colonel John W. Steele
of Ohio: treasurer. General Frank
Smith of Washington; historian
Colonel G. C. Shiffen of Washington.
Among the vice presidents are:
California, Colonel Robert T. Swain;'
Colorado. Colonel W. H. Fitch: Iowa.
General D. B. Henderson; Kansas,
Captain O. Kannehill; Nebraska, Gen
era! Charles F. Manderson.
The next meeting will be held in
Indianapolis during Chickamauga
v Orlando A. Sommers. the only pri
vate in attendance, was elected orator
for next year, and General Charles F.
Manderson alternate. General H. C.
Corbin. as chairman of the Sheridan
statue committee, made a brief
OBSERVE SPOTS ON THE SUN.
Total Length of the Disturbed Re
gion Is 172.000 Miles.
WASHINGTON. D.. C The United
States naval observatory on Tuesday
made observations of the extraordi
nary group of solar spots now visi
ble on the sun. the largest group dis
covered in the last decade. The ob
servations are under the direction of
George H. Peters, who made the fol
"The enormous group was again
observed with a photo-heliograph
yesterday and today. The individual
spots comprising the group have be
come less numerous, some of the
smaller spots having consolidated
with others. The group consists of
about nine spots in all and now shows
indications of condensing into fyc.
principal spot, or groups somewhat
separated. Yesterday the total
length of the disturbed region was
172.000 miles, with a width of about
59,000 miles, the gagregate length of
the principal spots being 123,000
miles. The group was easily seen
by the naked eye at the naval observ
at?-y by several of the astronomers
ar4 ought to be a conspicuous ob
ject for several days."
MAKING UP ALASKA VERDICT.
Believed it Will Be Such as to Final l
LONDON The last stage of the
Alaskan boundary arbitration began
Monday when the commissioners met
in secret session to consider their
Dealing with the difficulties encoun
tered in the election of a new British
ambassador to the United States, and
the irritation which he would have to
face both in Canada and the United
States if the Alaskan tribunal broke
up with a disagreement, the Times
x "We rejoice to say that there is
believed to be something more than
a possibility that an award may be
agreed upon, or rather that several
questions may be so answered as to
end the matter."
TEXT OF THE BENNETT WILL.
.Reported that Bryan and Wife are Re
cipients of $50,000.
NEW YORK William J. Bryan and
his wife are said to be the beneficiar
ies of a private legacy of $50,000 in
the will of the late Philo S. Bennett,
with the statement that the name of
the legatee and the terms of the leg
acy are given in a mysterious letter.
It was said in New Haven that the
$50,000 was an out and out gift tu Mr.
Bryan and his wife, provided Mrs. Ben
nett gave her consent. Mrs. Bennett
declined at her home near New Haven
to discuss the will. It Is said that she
might contest it. She has engaged
former Judge Henry Stoddard to ad
vlsy her in the matter.
Ex-Congressman Herndon Dies.
DENVER. Colo. A special from Al
buquerque. N. XL. says: Ex-Congressman
W. S. Herndon of Tyler, Tex.,
died at Albuquerque while en route
home from Los Angeles, where he had
been for his health. Colonel Herndon
sad a very severe attack of pneumonia
bout three months ago, from which
he had never fully recovered. Heart
failure is attributed as the immediate
cause of his death.
May Be a Dynamiter.
HELENA. MONT. George Ham
mond. suspected of being implicated
in the dynamite explosions on the
Northern Pacific, was arrested half a
mile from where the explosive was.
found and brought to Helena and put
in jail. When arrested Hammond
was armed with a revolver and had
a belt full of cartridges. Two other
arrests have been made in the same
vicinity, but the names of the men
are not known.
Do Net Understand Respect Due.
WILLEMSTED, Island of Caracoa.
Passengers arriving here from Cara
as. Venezuela, confirm reports cf at
lacks made by the government news
papers on the umpires of the mixed
Ixibonals. who have given decisions ad
.-erse to Venezuela. Passengers add
that the conduct of President Castri
nd the official press show that Veno
suela does net understand the respect
Sue to the mixed tribunal umpires.
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Japanese and Germans hav th
same average brain weight.
Because of the ill health of his wife.
Leon Burgois may resigr the presi
dency of the French chamber of depu
ties. Judge Land of Glendive, Mont., has
sentenced John Kenahan. convicted of
murder in the second degree, to 5fty
years in prison.
Prof. Robert Francis Harper, a
brother of President Harper of the
Chicago university, will be director of
the Babylonia excavations.
It is announced that the call for
the extraordinary session of congress
to meet November 9 will be issued
probably on the 20th instant.
A dispatch to Lloyds from An-Ping.
Formosa, says that the American ship
Benjamin SewalL and her cargo have
been totally lost at the Pescadores.
In Chicago an agreement has been
reached between the sheep butchers,
and the packers by which the men will
receive an increase of 25 cents a day.
Frederick Law Olmsted, son of the
late illustrious landscape architect,
has been apopinted to the Charles
Eliot chair of landscape architecture
in Harvard university.
The Hetsler summer resort hotel at
Cedar Lake. Ind.. burned. William
Potter and Mrs. Mary Guernsey, both
residents of Lake county. Indiana,
were burned to death.
Word has been received at the
White House from Governor Taft that
he will be in Washington ready to as
sume his new duties as secretary of
war some time in January.
It cost Boston $60,000 to give a ban
quet to the Honorable Artillery com
pany of London, and it was Ralph
Waldo Emerson who used to talk
about "plain living and high think
ing." The United States geological sur
vey will have parties next year In-,
vestigating the mining resources of
southeastern Alaska, the formation in
the Yukon country, and the oil de
posits in Alaska.
The Britt-Seiger contest for the
light weight championship of the
world, which was scheduled to take
place on Friday night at San Francis
co, is off. Britt having sprained his
ankle while boxing.
United States Commissioner of Im4
migration Watchorn, stationed at
Montreal, has denied admission to the
United States to twelve glass blowers
from England and has recommended
that they be deported.
The body of Mrs. Dwight I.. Moody
was laid beside hat of her husband,
the famous evangelist, at Round Top.
East Northfield. Mass. Students from
the two schols founded by Mr. Moody
at Northfield acted as pallbearers.
Th total amount of funds handle.!
by the paymaster's department of the
army for the last fiscal year waa $43.
h'45.959. Of this sum $:i2.599.40ti was
expended on account of the pay of
the army. The amount paid out on
account of the military academy was
With what Secretary Root described
as all "the ceremonies and regalia
which, from childhood, have been
more a fairyland than a rea' land to
all Americans." the members, counsel
and attache"? of the Alaskan boundary
tribunal were entertained by the lord
mayor of Iindon, Sir Marcus Sam
uI. at a banquet at the Mansion
The statement of the postoffice de
partment giving the receipt? at fifty
of the largest postoffice in the coun
try for the month of September, shows
the total to be $5,509,422. a gain of
nearly 9 per cent over the receipts
for the same month last year. Trie
largest gain was made at Omaha",
where the receipts were $44,057. which
is 21 per cent mere than the receipts
'for September, 1902.
Lack of fraternal relations between
employer and employe is the chief rea
son for the difference between capi
tal and labor, according to a report
presented to the Rock River confer
ence of the Methodist church at Au
rora. III., by a special committee ap
pointed to report on the industrial
The Dominican government has in
formed United States Minister Powell
that, in view of his protest, it will
recall the bill now before congress
providing for the neutrality of Do
minican waters and declaring certain
harbors to be free ports.
The Salonica corespondent of the
London Daily Mail asserts that Bul
garian prisoners are sent into exile
weekly from that port. They are
never heard of again once the ship
has sailed, and it 13 inferred that they
are thrown overboard.
"Nine of the largest wholesale bak
ery firms in the city have organized
the Chicago Merchant Eakers' club,
which, it is alleged, will attempt to
gain control of the local bread market.
The total commerce of Abyssinia is
about $9,500,000 a year
The Russian ambassador to Turkey
has sent a second protest to the porte
against the excesses of Turkish
troops in the Balkans, and reiterating
the demand of Russia that preventives
be taken to stop excesses.
Prof. Sonnenberg. the mo3t noted
appendicitis specialist in Germany,
while automobiling in Thuringia with
his wife, son and two daughters, ran
into a party out walking and ki!'e4
tie daughter cf a lacai magnate.
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