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VOLUME XXXIV. NUMBER 48.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 2. 1904.
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CLAIM MADE THAT JAPANESE
VESSELS HAVE SEEN SUNK.
REPORTS, HOWEVER, CONFLICT '
Rumors of Victory Spread Far and I
Wide Over St. Petersburg andCause t
I Much Excitement A Japanese Ruse j
ST. PETERSBURG. Reports cf a '
Russian victory at Port Arthur were !
current late Wednesday afternoon and '
early in the evening, and about mid- j
night they seemed to have been defin- j
irely confirmed bur n the absence
of an official announcement, which is
momentarily expected, the stories of Tony Robert Fleury, who has just
the dimensions cf this victory were . be-n elected to the presidency to sue
most eoiifiicting ami confusing in j ceed Eouguereau. is a popular painter,
character The most circumstantial . who has two salon medals, is a cheva
report was that the Japanese hau at- , tier of the Legion of Honor, and is
tempted to bottle up Admiral Stark's mentioned for the institute. The par
n-e" m Port Arthur by sinking two J trait printed herew'th was drawn, by
stone-laden vessels at the entrance 01
the harbor, employing the tactics
which were considered, but nor ex-
pouted by tfap late Admiral Sampson, I
United States navy, with the Mer-
! rimac at Santiago during the Span-!
ish-American war. According to this
account two Japanese ahips appeared
on! the harbor with a Japanese fleet
behind tnem and ostensibly in pur- j la& la a conversauon with a corre
suir. Thp Russians.' however, suspect-1 spondent of the Associateii Press the
ed a ruse and their ships steamed out , minister said:
sanlc the stone laden vessels, engaged "Illness has prevented my trans
and defeated the enemv and drove i nutting heretofore an important com
them off. The reports of the loss m-! munication which I received from my
nicted. however, are conflicting. sovernment several days ago about
All the stories include the feature e reported trouble in the Rouman
of the vessels loaded with stnnes. but &- provinces. I hope to see the sec-a.rr,??r.o-
rr. 5nm rpr.i!r rhp .Tnnan-! retary of state some time this week
wwwv....C WWU.W .-.w.w- . c
ese fleet was convoying transports
wrh the purpose of effecting a land
ing at Pigeon bay, and after the fail
ure of this preliminary maneuver, th1
Ru?ians played haver w::h boh the
Japanese warships and the transports.
lnKinir four nfxiht former and tvv'o of ,
:- utter i
One account e ven sivos the name of I in Porte most strenuouslr Ue-
rhe bartlpsnip Reivlzea as the vessel nounces as maliciously false the re
wfaicti partlculariv .listinguished h-r-! Prts hich faave betu &"ea Wl,'e c:r
t bv ramminand sinking one of I cuJataou in certain European papera
i'e Japanese ships tronbl,i s "replug Roumania be-
"Rumors of this "victarv snread far caus of the iailure of the imperial
and widt- ever the citv during the i
cariv nan of the evening and the
crowds which had gathered m tfae"- l-aaL tm; imijeiiai simitamcui ia
streets in spit of th severe cola ! tu11111 to the letter its pledges, tho
ro di-cus the n-s wre greatlv ez- ' refonns are being vigorously inaugu-
cited" One newnaner printed an ex- J rated d diere w no trouble brewing
tra relating the victory, based on a i
mor?'or tialp"Tnm fmm I-indnn hut as '
rh hr or m.hmir nffir..-,: fn-'
formation. the crowd- dispersed ex-1 "ce m that section, said,
cept from around the newspaper of- I u Although my advices are meager
flees. Those remained thronged with ' lhe news l ?et indicates that the Bui
officers and others who were resolved nans are fining an attitude and
t-, await the official announcement. j Pursuing a course to which it would
LONDON -A disnatch to the Cen- be possible tor the imperial govern
ral News from St Fetesrtrars sives ment submit much longer with pa
ano.her ver-ioa of the reported Japan- j Ue"ce- l 1S. ported that they are
ose defeat at Port Arthur, according armjn ! :ab.ltants; imnS "P
ro which the Japanese planned to sink s,mfe m acetionia and doing every-
ges in -he strait leading to
The inner harbor of Port Arthur, thus
blocking the exit. Tho Russian gun
tin sank the bargps before they ar
rived at the intended spot.
STORY OF THE FIGHTING. '
What Viceroy Alexieff Says cf
Recent Naval Engagement.
ST PETERSBURG. A telegram
from Viceroy Alexieff to th1 czar
"At 2 45 o'clock on th morning of
Febniary 2. numerous Japanese tor
hnrrUhm P.mMn TIpp trm sev- '
eral large steamers loaded with in
flammables. The Retvizan was the
first to ooserve the torpedo boats anu
opened a tron fire on them
was supported by the land batteries
She destroyed two steamers near the
entrance ot the harbor; they were
coming directly toward her One of
them went on the rocks near the
ighthouse on Tiger peninsula, and
the other sank under Golden Hill. The
Retvizan observed four steamers m
a sinking condition and eight torpedo
beats departing slowly to rejoin the
waiting Japanese warships. A por
tion of the crews of the Japanese ves
sels was drowned. The grounded
-teamer is still burning. The enemy
13 ob&erved in the oiSng cf Port Ar
thtir in two lines.
"The Japanese crws saved them
selves on boats, and it is possible that
ome of them were picked up by the
enemy s torpedo boats.
"Pam proceeding to examine the
coasts. The entrance of the harbor
is opn. I attribute the complete de
rangement of the enemy's plan to the
brilliant action and destmctiveness of
"Floating mines arp still visible In nveea tebruary and 14. causing,
the roadstead. I have recalled the ' however, only slight damage,
three craisers sent in pursuit of the '
enemy in. order, in. the first place, to ' Internal Revenue Collections,
clear the roadstead of floating mines. ; WASHINGTON The monthly state
W e have no losses. ' menr of the collections of internal
' revenue shows that for the month of
Uncle Sam's Cash.
WASHINGTON. TodaVs state
ments ot the treassury balances In the
general fend, exclusive of the $150.
000.000 goid reserve in the division
of redemption, shows: Available cash
balance. S224.41S.751: o!d. 5102.424.
753 Lively Times in Wheat Pit.
CHICAGO Wheat for May sold
Tuesday at SLOS a busheL A jump
of 2:i cents above Saturday's final
figures. The cause was a sensation
advance in prices at foreign grain
markets, apparently due to growing
fear of European complications over
the Russian-Japanese war. A terriSa
slump followed, iue to profit taking.
May wheat made a sheer descent of
4c dropping to $1.04. The market
developed an extraordinary whip-saw
character, reacting quickly a full cent
to $L05. ,
Placed Under Martial Law.
ST. PETERSBURG. The railway J
between Samara and Zlatoust in Eu-
ropean Russia, and the Siberian lines,
with all the territory appropriated by,
the government fcr the pnrposes of . Tea awards accorded to exhibitors of
these railway?, have been placed un- the United. States were 2JI73; Ger
der martial law. in order to insure f many. L3S1; Great Britain. 1.S63;
regular military trains. The full pow- Russia. 1.754: Hungary. L351; Japaa.
ers of a commander of an army in the I L307- Austria. 373, and a number of
field have been conferred ca the com-1 smaller nations of Ies3er Inrportaace.
manders of forces at TTnn cad ia The awards of the United. States com
the Siberian military districts. iaj prised 221 grand prizes, 363 gold med
whose charge these railways have als aai 723 silver, 529 bronze, and 341 '
FOREMOST FRENCH PAINTER
WAR IN BALKANS.
Turkish Minister Says Advices Justify
WASHINGTON' Chekib Bey. the
Turtash minister at Washington, be-
' ljevs war in the Balkans is impend-
and have a conference with him on
this subject. To correct the false im
pression which has, I fear, already
gained ground m this country about
the attitude of my country toward the
reforms :n Roumania. I "hall give you
' Ml CTlllwMTfii nf rlwi t"ihlflTTiTn TY-nm
W.V. -J.J .i-. vt W-L --..J..p,iil 1.1WUX
mv t'nni.Tn ntfoti
It is to this effect-
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reforms there. The facts in. the case
mat. secUO M rePortaL
ui tne uaiKans situation
Bev. wfao nas had considerable expe-
iam- Possioie to narass tne imperial
government. I hope this is not trie.
but if the repnrt. b trut hostilities
in the Baiuan? cannot much longer b
"Do you think it probable that Tur-
lcey .m adti5essa note to the powers !
on this subject?" the minister was
"I was interested." he replied, "to
see republished some days ago the
note of last year, in which Turkey
,7, "UiUUU"71 uer Ptin ana
i-iucu .tLteuuon ol ue powers .c
ur uuiKjaxauie conauct ot cuigana. ,
,uiJC uxx. urr, u;c tuuteuu. Ul lilO
atG ere mOSt tmel? aad hat
said then on this points can be, with
"Let me repeat that I hope the re-
' nnrT? nf rhx noriT-irr rii rh t3ito-T!iTia I
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are exaggerated, but if they contain a
measure of truth then the situation
there :s truly critical.
JAPS LAND MORE TROOPS.
Fcrty Thousand Disembarked at Che
mulpo and Other Points.
LONDON Cabling from Che Foo.
February 22. a correspondent of the
Morning Post-says 4'M'OO more Jap
anese troops have landed at Chemulpo
and that he has received confirmation
of the report tnat some Japanese have
landed at Pigeon bay, others at Ta
Lien Wan. end that an engagement
occurred the night of Febniary 12.
m. ....v.... -.. ww.w yju ,
Daily Mail reports a panic at Ping
which is regarded as '
heralding the approach of the oppos
According to the Standard's corre
snondent at Seoul, the Japanese bom
barded Port Arthur at intervals be-
January. 1304. the total receipts were
S10.'39.:.4a4. a decrease compared with
January, 1302. of $1,053,745.
For the seven months of the fiscal
year the receipts aggregated 5133.342,
32L an increase of $1,435,220. as com
pared with the corresponding period
Men Are Needed for Ushers.
CHICAGO The report of the spe
cial grand jury which investigated the
Iroqois theater disaster will be fram
ed Monday by a subcommittee and the
jurors and will be submitted to Judge
Chytraeus on Tuesday. In the report
will be included a recommendation
that legislation be enacted immediate- 1
ly forbidding the employment cf the
ater ushers less than 21 years old.
The jurors found that the Ircqnais
had enougn ushers, but that they were
boys who deserted their posts at tae
America Got the Honors.
NEW YORK The ofllcial report of I
the French government relating to the
Paris exposition of 1300 shows that
this country carried off rhe honors.
: honorable mentions.
KOREA A HELPER
TROOPS OROERES TO FIGHT
WITH THOSE OF MIKAOO.
- Friday by reason oC a slight indisposl-
THIS IS ACAIIIST THE RUSSIAHS;" SZZZZZJZtL. 1
of the Dietrich investigating commit-
The Port of Wiju Opened to Foreign ..tee. to postpone the meeting of the
Trade Kamimura Says That the - committee; which w called to meet'
Recent Naval Battle Was a Japan-
SEOUL The Korean government
has decided to order the Korean
troops to join the Japanese in the
The port of Wiju was opened to for
eign trade Friday night. The limita-
-?rtrt. " T nlirtiI -n ift-ila ini? firTliP
ci. cw uC j,.. ...- -
uu. u.4uc.a "". ; " w I'rom District Attorney Summers re
later. This acnon necessitates a har- ceived by Senator Hoar. The contents
bor, so Yongampo has been decideil o tfais ,etter fa
UI!" j- - . .- tcr together with a number of accom-
The staadins army now consists ot panymj? papers wgre seat
about 1..000 men witn European meth- 3&ooner intact. senator PlaTTof ran
cds. In 189 it was taken in hand by .,-, , . . r, ,.
a Russian colonel with three commis
sioned and ten non-commissioned of
ficers, who retired in 1S93. The royal
bodyguard of lo mea has been well
uriieu. ana penooicaiiy a .iii o.
well-trained men is transferred from
it io cat; ouittr resiiueats ui iu auiiu.-
WASHINGTON Vice Admiral Kam
imura of the Japanese navy, in a dis
patch to the Japanese legation here,
under date of Friday, says:
"According to the report from the
torpedo flotilla, which was sent for
the purpose of rescuing the crews of
the steamers sent to block up the har
bor at Port Arthur, the steamer Hoko
lmb on the left side of the entrance
of the harbor near the lighthouse and
tne steamer Bushiu outside the en
trance were sunk purposely by the
Japanese by explosion. The steamers
Tenshine. Buyo and Jinsen sunk them
selves on the east of the Lao Leshan.
All the crews of these steamers were
picked up safely. Our destroyers and
torpedo flotilla are unharmed. On the
night of February 24 our destroyers
again went on a scouting cruise near
Port Arthur, Dalny and Pigeon Bay.
"On February 25 our main squadron
approached Port Arthur and bombard
ed the enemy's men-of-war and forts
from a distance. We saw the Novik,
tne askoiu ana tne tsayan neemg into
the harbor, it thus being apparent that
the blockading operation had not
mncfa effect. Our squadron then fired
I into the habror and saw dames and
-i ut i tr- - u i
considerable smoke. We withdrew
,. - . , x. - T.-1.-1
ortfr nrTArtn minute' hpnin- Wnilf
after fifteen minutes' shelling. While
our cmisers were thus engaged in fir
ing, we saw one of the enemy's tor
pedo boats destroyed. Our squadron
received no damage.
"Vice Admiral Togo is still on the
NAVAL APPROPRIATION EILL.
It Is Passed bv the Lower House ot
. WASHINGTON The house passed .
the naval appropriation bill Friday
after having had it under consider-
ation tor a week, mere was a party
CQntest on a number of proposals dur
ing the day. especially on an effort Ol
different minority members to securr
an amendment to fix the price of ar
mor plate at the figures made by the
Midvale Steel company Several j
amendments were ruled otit on point
of order the repUblican leaders.
b y parliamentarv tactics. left the que-
rfnn nr- --mm- nJnra ir, rh ,i;,n.r,'nn
of the secretary of the navy An in-
effectual attempt was made to have
the eight-hour law applied to all ship
,..", . u .,. I
tuuju utiiuii. me tuuLi over suu-
boats was exciting and an
amendment was adopted which leave'
the question of the type of boat ope
but increases the amount of the ap
propriation for such boats. The mi
nority failed to secure a record vote
on the proposal to recommit with in
; stnictions, the proposed instructions
' being declared out of order.
Kaiser Pleased with Railroad.
3ERLIN Emperor William has tel
egraphed to Dr. Fischer, president of
the Shan Tung railway, as follows:
"The news of the arrival of the first
railway train at Tsi Nan Fu afforded
me much gratification. I congratu- i
late the management upon the suc
cess which the German spirit of en
terprise has achieved in the far east
and hope your indefatigable labors in
China will be rewarded with
Chicago Wheat Takes Tumble.
v.r-iv.Auu a iuas ot over cents a
bushel in wheat prices caused wild '
excitement on the board of trade.
. ' " .. --
ed Friday night at
SL07H a busheL I
.05, and the July
said Saturday at $L05
option was down 2c. selling at 30c
Russians Destroy Landmarks.
PESHAWUR, British India It is .
reported that the Ameer's boundary , Fort Worth. George Gould says there
pillars on the Aighan-Turkestan bor-1 3 no truth in the story that the Mis
der have been destroyed by Russians. ' souri Pacific is soon to be ha the
"Down with czarism. Long live in-
The sermon that is easy to deliver ternaey. "We do not contemplate
is often hard to digest. any loan, whatever."
Shipping to the Philippines. Press Feeders Again Fined.
WASHINGTON The house com- CHICAGO For -the second time
mittee on merchant marine and fish-' Jndge Jesse Holdom fined the Frank
eries listened to the arguments of un union of press feedenr $1,000 for
many representatives of the ocean t violation of an injunction which was
shipping industries of the country in obtained by the Chicago Typothetae.
favor of the Frye-Littlefield bill, pro- f charging the Franklia union with in
viding that the commerce between the ! terference with, non-union employes.
United States and the Philippine is- Besides fining -the union. Judge Hol
lands shall be carried ia American dom fined President Wednes $250 in
ships, but exempting the inter-island addition to a jail sentence of six
trade In the Philippines from the op-! months. Jerome Collins and Harry
eratioa of the navigation laws of the ' Brown, two other members of the
L'nited States, which are. under exist- Franklin union, were given short jail
in; laws, maae applicable alter July L
Parry's Non-Union Workmen Strike.
INDHNAPOLI5, Ind. Seventy-five
decorators and hangers employed by
the Parry Manufacturing companv. at
the head of which is D. M. Parrv,
presideac of the National Maanfactur
ers' association and the National In
dustrial association ot America, struck,
oa account of a cut ia wages. All the
men are aon-union. They were paid
off. aad discharged. The mea say
they have beea eat. from. 70 to 73"
eats per piece- since-" October "
struck: against aa additional cat of Z
DIETRICH CASE GOES OVER.
f Senator Spoener Delays
Meeting of the Committee.
WASHINGTON Senator Spocner
- vras absent from the senate chamber ;
Friday morning; until some time nest
J weefc. the early part of the week in all
j probability. While Senator Spooner t
has been compelled to undergo a slight
operation, he is able to keep up with Panama treaty resulted in the im
his work of congress, and. as he es- mediate recall of the United States
pressed the desire to read all the pa-j warships and about one-half of the
ptrs in the Dietrich case during the marines from the Isthmus, says a
time lie will be confined to the house. ' Herald dispatch from Panama. The
all the papers were transmitted ta Marblehead. Petrel. Wyoming and
. blm including a supplemental letter
"-v--v-. -ii lcuuiui rcuim udte in-
ceived a large majority of. the papers
on file and will take the opportunity
irrowfnar nnr nf Sarmrnr Qnnniur'; in
dispcsion Uy famiHariZe themselves
wixh thQ papers jn posses3oQ of
, the committee before the next meet-
HANNA LEFT SEVEN
ment does not declare war the troops
Appraisal of Estate Shows it is Larg- t on tbe border will invade Panama
er Than First Reported. ' anyhow.
CLEVELAND Dan R. Hanna and The information from the coast Is
his attorney reported to the probate ' that another regiment has been sent
court Friday that the estate of the from Catragena to the frontier. Hait
late Senator M. A. Hanna showed a ' ot the 4,000 soldiers sent out to Titu
valuation of $7,000,000. This is more mat have been moved up the Darien
than double the amount reported at ! coast toward Panama,
the time of the presentation of the I Ir ia known now that Inanquaina.
wilL for probate. This makes it the rhe San Bla:i chiei. has visited Titu
largest ever presented for probate in ! mati three or four times. American
the county. officers have given him norice that the
The holdings of the late senator in D,S canoes he has colleced near the
the Cleveland Electric Railway com- frontier, if used to transport Colom
pany are valued st 32.000.000. He ' D'an troops, will ba sunk. He prom
also was a heavr stockholder in the ! ised to remain neutral and said he
American Shipbuilding company. ' whal peace.
Pittsburg Coal company. Cleveland & I 0n account of the feeling of the
Pittsburg railroad, as well as in 3L A.
Hanna & Co. His interests in the
Pittsburg Steamsnip companv. the ma-
rine wing of the United States Steel
corporation, were disposed of but a
short time before his death. He was
also interested in a number of other
In local bank stocks he held 1.U00
shares of the Union National bank, of
.t,,-j, y,n . - . . .
which he was president, valued at i
Tl.fl , B, . . A .. ,
108 a share; in the Bank of Com-
merce. 200 shares, valued a 201; in
the Federal Trust company, forty-five
shares, at 30; Guardian Trust. 250
shares, at 212.
FIRE IN ROCHESTER.
Heart of the New York City Con
verted Into a Colossal Torch.
ROCHESTER. N. Y. The sun set
Friday night wth ten engines pour
ing streams of water on the ruins
of most of the retail dry gjods quar
ter of Rochester. ' Three out of five
,-.,. . : n 1
consumed in. th daV firp which
causal a loss of more than $2.000,000.
The Sibley. Lindsay & Curr companv.
tho Iarspsr rpmil srnro in T?nr.hrr
rr rhn inec i";niin -o., ...
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and furnishings. It is said that 2.500
persons were thrown out of work by
the fire. The turned region lies on
the north side of the main street, be-
tween St. Paul street and Clinton ave- j
u" - u t. , . I"iU"' ,
the entire length of ihe block. !
T?m Yj-rl fifm C Ont prun.ir ilii'f
RUSSIANS ON THE DEFENSIVE.
The Populace Reported as Facing a
Famine at Pert Arthur.
CHE FOO. The Russian farces in
Manchuria are so far acting entirely
on the defensive. Extensive prepara-
tions are being made at Dalnv, Port i wAsnLuiu.N-Jusuce uay nana
Arthur. New Chwang and Laio Yang down opinion of the supreme
to prevent the threatened landing of , conn- oC xhe United States affirming
the Japanese troops. ' tne judgment of the supreme court of
A big force of men are at work on Nebraska in the case of Alvia P.
the damaged vessels in Port Arthur ! Lelh against Henry S. Green, lnvolv
harbor and efforts are being made to in sales o Property. The court
raise the battleship Retvizan. ' neId taat tne owner ot a tax lien may
The supply of fresh vegetables and L
aaf , Pnr; ArTrm-
is getting very
I w-v.. -" - k -.
short and speculators are endeavor
ing to secure steamers to run the
Mrs. Langtry Buys Trotter.
CHICAGO Mrs. Langtry, the Eng
lish actress, has purchased of Will J.
i Davis, owner of Willowdale farm, at
Prmrn Pni"' T-n,? throa trnrrar: nH
two brooi mares." Tne horses will be
shipped to her breeding farm in Eng-
land. Mrs. Langtry intends to go into
breeding of light harness horses
M wen rhoroushbreds. Thn nrice
was not made public.
Gould is Not Borrawina.
DALLAS. TEX. In a rplp-ram fmm
Root Speaks at Chicago.
CHICAGO. The aaaiversary of the
birth of George Washingtoa was cele
brated here by the Union League club
with two meetings at the Auditorium
oae la the morning' aad the other ia
the afternoon, aad a banquet at night
to the members of the club. The prin
cipal service was held ia the after
noon, whea Eliha Soot, former secre
tary of war,, delivered aa address aa.
"The Ethics of th-Panama Question.
The ex secretary was listened to with
aroca- iatarest by aa audience that
1 ailed the Aaditoriaro theater.
READY FOR FIGHT
C0L0M1IA ANXIOUS TO INVAOE
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA.
8ECU- Of UHITEO WARSHIPS
Troops on the Border Determined to
Cross the Frontier A Warning
from American Officers that It Will
Be Weil to Hear and Heed.
NEW YORK Ratification of
two torpedo boatz will remain on the
Pacific side. The New York. Boston
and Bennington will proceed to Cal
lao. On the Atlantic side all the war
ships except two will proceed north
fifty marines under Major Cole wHI
leave on Tuesday for Guantanamo.
The belief is that they will proceed
later to San Domingo.
I npnifia Pnlnmhiri'a inrnrr'rtl iHsntrh-
I ances. letters jur receive! from
there declare that the Colombians are
ready to figh.t as soon as the news
arrives that the treaty has been rati-
I fied. One general at Cartagena is
Quoted as saying that if the govern-
, Indians the Panama government has
displaced Inanquaina as principal
i chief and has named Henry Clay,
I wnose headquartes are at th mouth
j oi the Rio Diablo, to be governor gen-
eral with a commission in the army
The San Bias are very friendly to
If the Colombians carry out the
threat to attack they cannot reach
r ! the railroad section a. fast as vessels
can be sent from the United States
after news of the advance arrives.
The presidential election in Colom -
bia is stilL undecided, according to a
Herald dispatch from Bogota. Gen
eral Reyes still has a small majority
and it is generally believed the elec
toral college will declare him presi
dent on July 5. with General Gon
zales Valencia vice president.
PROBATE WILL OF MARK HANNA.
How Property Valued at About S3.CCQ,
0CQ is Lirt.
CLEVELAND. O Bv tli will uf ,
1 tne late senator juarcus Aionj 1
I Hanna. an estate valued at about S3.-r
1 .M0 is left to the family.
Tnere are no public bequests. The
' pnncipal beneficiar.es are the widow.
t Mrs. Charlotte Augusta Hanna; the
sau, uiiuiei ouunss naaua.. uie wo
daughters. Isabel Augusta Hanna Par-
sons and Mrs. Ruth MrCormick. wife
of Medill McCormick of Chicago.
A sister, Lilian C. Hanna Baldwin,
is given $10,000. An aunt. Mrs. Helen
! Converse, is given i..fl00 and each of
the grandchildren $5,000 each.
The widow is given the homestead
property, all its furnishings, the sta
bles and the library in lieu of one
NEBRASKA COURT SUSTAINED.
The Tax Lien Foreclosure Case Comes
Uo for Discussion.
foreclose tne lien upon notice by pub-
Iication. which shall bring in aaybodv
and everybody intended, and that in
the exericse of the taxing power the
states may delegate that risht and
' authority, as wzs done in tnis case, to
the purchasers of the tax sale, and
that such procedure is not violative
of the rights guaranteed by the four-
teenth amendment of the constitution.
Military Observers in Far East.
WASHINGTON Colonel Crowder
of the general staff, who has been
? " f Japanese
arm? 'a the neld during the war. left
Washington tor San Francisco, where
he will sail March 5. for Yokohama.
Having finally decided to employ
Brigadier General Allen as a military
observer in Korea and Manchuria.
Lieutenant General Chaffee cabled to
that officer at Seoul his necessary
credentials and instructions. Nom
inally. Genearl Allen will be military
attache to the United States legation
France Sympathizes with Russia.
PARIS Russia has the sympathetic
support of France in the former's
latest representation to the powers
that Japan is guilty of a violation of
international law in consequence of,
the attacks upon the Russian war
ships at Port Arthur and Chemulpo
before the declaration of war. No in
tention exists in official circles to take
np the Russian note on the subject
with the view of pressing action by
the powers, and it is said that nothing
effective could te done in this direc
Attacked by Korean Soldiers.
WASHINGTON United States Min
ister Allea has cabled the state de
partment from SeouL under Thurst
day's date, that a company of Koreaa
soldiers attacked an electric carriage
belongiag ta aa Americaa citizea,
damaging It and Injurmjr the operator.
Chinaa Cmisers Go to Shanghai.
SHANGHAI Two Chiaese croiserc
are expected here to settle the ques
tion, of the refusal of the Russian gun.
boat Mandjur to obey the order of the
taotai to leave ShaaghaL
IMPORTS FROM THE LUZON.
Only Small Part of Business Carrie
on Under American Flag.
WASHINGTON The development
of the Philippines commercially and
industrially fcr the first nine months
of 190:: Is the subject of a special bul
letin by the bureau of insular affairs.
It is shown that both in imports and
exports there was an increase, com
pared with a corresponding period In
the preceding year. Heavy exports in
hemp and copra offsetting heavy im
ports of rice, explained the Increase.
During the period named the Im
ports were $2bJ0.tI01. against $24.
22S.322 for IU02. The exports amount
ed to 522,5iSJ28. an increase of near
Iy $4,300,000. The rice Imports were
the only ones that increased and there
as a falling off in the general trade,
the United States losing 10 per cent
and the United Kingdom 16 per cent,
while Spain has only two-thirds cf the
amount ot its trade in 1302. .
United States exports increased
from $7,232,411 to $9.::3K.02tI and the
trade with- Spain wa-practically iht
same. But a small part of the United
States business is carried under the
American flag anil all but 5 per cent
of the general trade of the islands is
done in foreign bottoms.
Russia to Present Her Protest.
WASHINGTON At an important
conference, scheduled for Wednesday
at the State department between Sec
retary Hay and Count Cassini. the
Russian ambassador. Russia's protest
to the powers against Japan's alleged
violation of international law will be
communicated to the Washington gov
VANT TO FIGHT FOR JAPAN.
Former Rough Riders Anxious to See
SIOUX FALLS. S. D Ever since It
was announced in Washington dis
patches that Colonel 31elvin Grisby
of this city, who has been in Washing
ton for some time, intended raising
a batalion of rough riders for service
with the Japanese against the Rus
sians, the office of Colonel Grigsby in
this city has been flooded with letter
from applicants for places. .Most of
the letters arp from former members
of Grigsby's Rough Riders, a regiment
which was formed during the Spanish
American war, who wish to see active
service during the war in the far east.
Colonel Griiiby has written here to
the effect, that the report is unfound
ed, and has instructed his son. Sioux
j Grigsby, who is in charge of the
ongsby law office in this city during
the absence of the colonel in the na-
1 tional capital, to write such of the
applicants a letter, stating that the
report of his intended action is un
founded; that the laws of Japan for
bid the enlistment of foreigners in the
Japanese army, and that no good citi
zen will violate the neutrality laws of
the United States.
HERRICK TAKES UP SCEPTER
Gcverncr I3 Hanna'3 Successor
Leader in Ohio.
COLUMBUS. O. Nov.- that it is
c'aimed by the Hanna republicans of '
ni? nat Governor Hernck has sue
ceeded Senator Hanna as the domi
nant power in Ohio republican politics
the following statement made by the
governor with reference to the selec
tion of delegates to the national re
publican convention Is important.
"I can only quote from the last let
ter that Senator Hanna wrote the
last with the exception of a pencil
note to the president on January 30,
the day of the Gridiron banquet: 'We
must organize our full strength and
choose the Roosevelt delegates from
among our friends. "
Continuing, the governor said: "The
opportunity now arises for all good re
publicans to unite in the conduct cf
the party on broad lines in such a
friendly spirit as to eliminate all dif
SEVEN LOCOMOTIVES A DAY.
Built in Philadelphia en a Rush Order
PHILADELPHIA. Pa. In conse
quences of a rush order from the Jap
anese government for locomotives, a
locomotive plant here has established i
a new record by the construction c!
seven locomotives in a day. ' J
The engines ordered by Japan are
for the military railroad that will con- j
nect Fusan. on the southern coast of (
Korea, with Seoul, the capital.
The order, which called for twentv
locomotives to be completed within f
thirty days, was received late in Jan- '
nary. Eight of them have been
shipped to Fusan. The remaining
twelve will be shipped this week.
A BATTLE AT SAN DOMINGO.
Dominican Government Troops Com
pletely Overthrow Insurgents.
WASHINGTON Late Sunday night
The state department rpceived a cable
gram from Ministpr Powell, dated San
Domingo. February 15. saying:
"A decisive battle has been fought
between the government forces and
the insurgents. It extended over two
days and resulted in a victory for the
government- The sieze has been rais
ed and the insurgents are in retreat."
Rush Order for Transsorts.
NEW YORK. Rush orders were re
ceived in this city Tuesday by the
quartermaster's department to have
shifts of men work night and day to
put the transports McCIellaa aad.
Sumner in readiness to put to sea.
Orders have been placed for coal and
both vessels will have their bunker
filled within thirty-six hours. The
commissary department has also bees
ordered to provision the transports
fcr 1.500 men. It is thought the trans-
ports will be in readiness in that
Each Plant a Tne.
WASHINGTON President and Mrs.
Roosevelt celebrated Washington's
birthday bj planting each a tree in
the White house grounds. The trees
are fera leaf beeches. They were re
moved from Garfield park, it being
necessary either to transplant or to
destroy them oa account of evacua
tions ia the park, incident to the cocr
srruction of the new terminal station.-.
The trees were plaated in the area
withla the seml-circalar driveway lead"
ing from the executive mansion to thS
east terrace cf the White house.
Burbonic plague has
Ninety-eight per cemt of th Sft.O
blind of Japan, support themselves by
The cost of the pensfoB roll Is fl.Ti
a year for every maa.
child in the United States.
J. H. Hofmeyr, for aaay years !
er of the Dutch party la Cape Colony
has retired from political life.
It Is given out at Paris that a treat;
of arbitration will be signed between
the United States and Fraace shortly.
The Russian official orama ba St
Petersburg had a One aaaw for tht
newsboys. It is the PraaltetetTlai
In London a $150 book has bees
published that the author stay eoa
vince his readers if aay that Co
jurnbua was bora ia 1451.
Professor Chester lost a sec of notea
which he had been a number of yean
collecting. In a lire at Colgate Ualver
sity. which occurred recently.
E. Aubrey Hunt, the American ar
tist. has just returned to Bouton after
spending a year in. England, where hj
has been busy painting landscapes anu
The United States supreme couri
holds against a steel company that
sought to avoid the payment . 01
taxes levied against merchants in
The supreme court of the Uaiteu
States held against the Spreckles Sih
gar Refining company, which sued tc
recover war revenue taxes paid oc
Senator Ankeny, of Washiagtoa,
acted as interpreter the other daj
when a group of Yakima Indians wer?
presented to the President at th5
The new Cathedral at Liverpool will
be remarkable for its high vaaltin
of the nave and choir ll feet, meas
ured in the barrel vaulting, and in the
high transepts. 140 feet.
At a recent rashionable wedding in
London the hats of the bridesiaid
were trimmed with natural Sowers,
and it is predicted that the style will
be popular next summer.
The deepest gold mine ia the world
is at Bendigo. Australia. Its shaft ii
down 3.000 feet, or only sixty fee
short of three-quarters of a mile. Tht
heat at that depth is 108 degree.
Forty wheat millers from Ohio
Michigan. Indiana and Kansas met a'
Toledo, O.. to take steps to organize
an ascsciation. the chief object o
which is to secure better freight rates
The United States is not the oalj
government that is feeling a 54ttl
nervous about the big guns on Ita
warships. The new British 3.2-lnch
gun is not coming up to expectations.
Mrs. Harriet S. MacMurphy, ol'
Omaha. Nebr. who has won some rep
utation as a lecturer on domestic
science, will conduct a restaurant fot
dyspeptics a: the St. Louis World's
A memorial brass has just been
placed ia the. chanel of Farnham Par
ish Church to the Rev. Augustas Mon
tazu Toplady. author of the hymn
"Rock of Ages," who was a native of
M. Natchovitch. the Bulgariaa agent
at Constantinople, who has just return
ed to his post, brought back; formal
assurances that the Bulgarian coun
try intemLs to retain a proper attitude
with regard to Macedonian affairs
Oral arguments on the eight-hour
bill will be heard March 15 by the sen
ate committee on education and labor
Utstil March 12 all persons may sub
mit, in writing or print, testimony or
arguments, statistics or other data re
lating to the bill.
The United States supreme court
confirmed a decision of the court 01
claims, holding the Chickasaw freed
men in Indian Territory had ao righf
to lands and a fund of $31)0,000 which
the United States paid to the Choc
taws and Chickasaw tribes.
Building commissioners. Inspector;
and engineers of a number of leading
cities of the United States and Caan
ada met at WashingMn to form a?
stitntion was adopted and permanea
organization will be completed.
The Turkish Minister, ChekJb Bey
has a cottage at Seville, and wher
there, it is said, he works nearly all
night, only retiring when the athe-
members o tie household are prspar
ing to aris. He then retires am.
sleeps until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Residents of the Milk river valley is
Montana have addressed a resolution
to the government at Washington, call
ing attention to the fact that Cana
dians are building a canal with, a
view to dividing the waters of the
Milk river in Northern Montana. Oc
the Montana side of the line thous
ands of dollars have been expended ia
The Sultan of Johore is visitins
Europe for the first time. The late
Sultan died while on a visit to Eng
land nine years ago.
Leipzig's new railway station cost
1.10.000.000 marks $(32,000,000). Ol
this sum Prussia and Saxony contri
buted 53.00U.00O marks.
There are 103 slate. 54 marble, ano
105 clay quarters in this country, and
he value of their combined producu
s $13 000.000.
Germany, whose interests In Iadia
ire so much smaller thaa England'
tias many more eadowed professor
ships in Sanakirt.
John Mitchell denies rumors of hir
-cntemplated retirement from. th
oresidency of the United States Min
Workers of America.
J. Oswald Smith, of Hove. England
I will exhibit at the St. Louis Fair
3maIf "king usei by Queer
ivctona ia her childhood days.
George H. Ketcham of Toledo. O.
hipped three horses to England har
ng sold them to Louis Wlnaas. aa
Znglish turfman. They were Mik
Jie Tramp. Cresceus former ruaaiaj
-nate in exhibition races; Wagrwri
irother of Cresceus, aad Faaay Dil
!ard (2 32ri)-
There is to be a coagress of moth
ers ia Washiagtoa ia 3fay. Lee aa
hope the nurses wHI hare the good-
L aes3 to refraia frosr orgaaiziag' la the
meantime aad preseatiag aa ulti
matum, just as the mothers ara get-
ia? raady to pia oa. their hadgea,
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