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By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO.
News in Brief
Japan has more than two thousand
newspapers; ten years ago not one
Jules Verne says the great bulk of
his work has been done by writing for
three hoars before breakfast.
The Royal Canadian Yacht club will
challenge for the Canadian cup now
held by the Rochester Yacht club.
Two thousand cloakmakers em
ployed In seventeen shops in Cleve
land, O., have voted to gojan strike.
There are many log cabins in the
Adlrondacks that cost their owners
over 1100,000 apiece. Even interior
furnishings of some of them are of
A portrait of Crown Prince Michael
Alexandrovleh, brother of Czar Nich
olas II., emperor of Russia, is a fea
ture of the Russian exhibit at the St
The coal chutes of the St Louis
Terminal association, located near the
relay station at East St Louis, were
damaged to the extent of about $50,
000 by fire.
Secretary of War Taft arrived at
Chautauqua, N. ., on the private
yacht of President Chase of the
Jamestown ft Lake Erie Railroad
Vincezo Mannino, the Italian con
tractor of Brooklyn, whose 6-year-old
son, Antonio, has been kidnaped, of
fers a reward of $600 for the return
of the boy.
A net Increase of 4 per cent is
shown in the statement of gross
postal receipts for July, as compared
with July, 1903, at the fifty largest
An epidemic of smallpox has broken
out in Zion City, the home of Alex
ander Dowie. the so-called "divine
healer." There are said to be fifteen
persons ill with the .disease.
Mrs. W. W. Tinker, mother of Joe
Tinker, shortstop for the Chicago Na
tional league base ball team, com
mitted suicide at their home in Kan
sas City. She was in ill health.
Ambassador McCormick has cabled
the state department the first official
report it has had of the results of the
work of the prize court at Vladivostok
in the case of the steamer Arabia.
A public subscription has been
started in Holland toward repairing
the ruined cottage at Zaandam, in
which the Czar Peter the Great lived
while he was working a navy in the
Mr. Jamezryce, member of the En
glish house of commons, has received
a telegram stating that the Kurds are
invading the province of Bayazid and
a massacre of the Armenians is
By the boiling over of a tank of
varnish in the varnish works of the
Travers-Bailey company in Brooklyn,
James W. Travers, his sister, Annie,
and William Slower were fatally
Eugene V. Bissell, a former captain
of the United States army, committed
suicide in his room in the Grand hotel
at San Francisco by inhaling illumi
nating gas. Hs body was found by a
The arrest of Alfred Burleigh Hart
was ordered on allegations filed with
the immigration authorities in Wash
ington, that he had been convicted in
England of a crime involving moral
Fire In the Printers Exchange at
Minneapolis caused a total loss of
980,000 and serious injury to six fire
men, among whom was Assistant
Chief Kehoe. One of the firemen will
No' decision has been reached at
Rome regarding What nation will in
future protect Catholic interests in
the far east, in view of the severance
of the diplomatic relations between
France and the Vatican.
Alfred Burleigh Hart, said to have
been recently the pastor of a church
in Brooklyn, is a prisoner on Ellis
Island, charged with having come to
this country from England in violation
of the immigration laws.
The Security Trust and Safe De
posit company of Wilmington, Del.,
was appointed receiver of the estate
of the United Button company, a Dela
ware corporation which controls a
large part of the covered button in
dustry of the country, having several
important plants, and it is said its
assets amount to $3,000,000.
Lewis Nixon of New York has clos
ed a large contract with the depart
ment of mercantile marine for build--ing
ships for the Black sea. The cor
respondent of the Associated Press is
unable to ascertain the number or
character of the ships to be built, but
it can be stated that they will be con
structed in the yards at Sevastopol.
Vice President Velado of the Re
public of Salvador has arrived in San
Francisco on a vacation trip of six
The Earl of Halsbury has completed
the ninth anniversary of his third ap
pointment as lord chancellor. He is
nearly SO years of age.
Brigadier General Carpenter, re
tired, is dead. He was. 67 years old.
W. A. Burns, secretary of the Ca
nadian commission to the World's
Fair, has been decorated by the em
peror of Japan with the order of the
When the Tremont sails from
Seattle shortly she will carry 174,000
tons of freight for the Orient, taking
a vast amount of foodstuffs for Japan.
The Dresden correspondent of. the
Klein Journal declares that the condi
tion of King George of Saxony gives
rise to the greatest concern.
It is stated in St .Petersburg that
both France and Germany are sup
porting at Peking the protest of the
Russian government against the
action of the Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers in attacking the Russian
torpedo boat destroyer Ryeshitelni in
the harbor of Che Foo.
A school of cabmen is projected in
President Roosevelt received a per
sonal invitation to visit the St Louis
exposition, but said that it probably
would be impossible for him to accept
as he could not undertake to make
such a trip during the campaign.
Before final adjournment the con
vention of the Structural Building
Trades Alliance, at Indianapolis, de
cided that Its board of governors
would hereafter be guided in its deal
ings with labor deputies by an arbi-
ALL ARE ANXIOUS
NOTHING HEARD FROM THE PORT
FICHTMC BUMORS C0NFL1CTIHC
Russians at Port Arthur Said to Be
Short of Ammunition Another
Story Afloat that the Port Has
LONDON Rumors that Port Ar
thur has fallen are again current, but
apparently there is no further warrant
for them than on previous occasions.
It is regarded as Impossible that Port
Arthur can hold out much longer, but
there is no further news either con
cerning the fortress or the fate of the
Port Arthur squadron beyond the
statement from Chee Foo that the pro
tected cruisers Askold andl Novlk have
entered the port of Kianchau, which is
German leased territory.
NEW HEADS OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
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Thomas Taggart, the new chairman
sf the Democratic national committee,
the most prominent Democratic pol
itician in the state of Indiana. He has
been mayor of Indianapolis, where
he resides. Is the principal owner and
According to the Che Foo corre
spondent of the Telegram the Japs
tried to blow up the Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Rieshitelni and her
crew had to swim for their lives. The
same correspondent states that Lieu
tenant General Stoessel, the com
mander of the military forces at Port
Arthur, personally commanded the
forces in the fight for the possession
of the Taku mountain, which was ac
companaled by fearful carnage. The
"The Russians are short of ammu
nition and the garrison is excited by
Incessant fighting. If the Japanese
continue their assaults with fresh
troops the worst may happen."
CHE FOO According to the latest
information obtainable the Russian
squadron has not returned to Port Ar
thur. On the night of August 9 heavy
cannonadiing was heard at sea in the
direction of Port Arthur. Advices
from the fortress say that the Japan
ese bombarded the town, placing their
batteries in dense kaolin fields, where
they were effectively masked. The
shells dropped mainly in the western
bastn, where the squadron was an
chored. Many of the shells fell upon
the battleship Retvizan, but no serious
damage was done either to the town or
the fleet Later the forts got th
range of the Japanese field batteries
and drove them out from their shel
ter in the kaolin fields.
On the morning of August 10 the
squadron put to sea, where heavy can
nonading was heard for several hours.
The result of the battle is not known
and nothing definite has been learned
regarding either squadron.
GRAND ARMY RATE WAR.
Railroads Striving for the Transporta
CHICAGO, 111. The rate war over
the Grand Army business has broken
out afresh. Monday the Grand Trunk
made the announcement that its rate
from Chicago to Boston would be
$16.40 for the round trip and that
under no circumstances would it re
linquish the differential which it
claims is justly due to the so-called
dxflsrential lines the Grand Trunk,
Erie, Wabash, Baltimore ft Ohio and
The Immediate cause for the an
nouncement of a new cut in the rate
Is said to be an advertisement of the
Michigan Central that the lowest
rate announced over any line would
apply over the Michigan Central.
This was taken by the Grand Trunk
to mean that the Michigan Central
would not recognize a differential
rate to the Grand Trunk and other
lines, but would quote a rate of $17.95.
Citizen Forced to Leave.
VICTOR, Colo. Former Mayor W.
J. Donnelly has decided to remove
with his family from the Cripple
Creek district in consequence of re
peated warnings. "I believe my life
Is In danger and I fear my store and
house will be burned if I remain,"
said Mr. Donnelly on Tuesday. The
objections to Mr. Donnelly's presence
in the district are from the foes of
the Western Federation of Miners,
with which he has been an avowed
sympathizer since the deportation of
union miners was inaugurated.
Nine Thousand Armenians Massacred.
LONDON A report having been
submitted to the house of commons
by F. 8. Stevenson, member of the
Eye division of Suffolk, that 9,000 Ar
menians had been killed in the Mush
and Sassun districts of Asia Minor,
Foreign Secretary Lansdown has re
plied that the government has receiv
ed no confirmation of the report, add
ing that it is difficult for consular of
ficers to arrive at an absolute esti
mate of the loss of life, but reports of
such officials show the foregoing fig
ures to be greatly exaggerated.
Refrigerator Shop Burns.
ST. LOUIS The repair shops of
the American Refrigerator Transit
company, including sixty-five refrig
erator cars, were burned Tuesday, en
tailing a loss estimated at $300,000,
fully covered by insurance. The or
igin of the fire, which is not posi
tively known, is supposed to have1
been from a spark of a passing en
gine. The cars destroyed were val
ued at $1,000 each. In the building,
which was a large one-story .shell,
there was considerable valuable ma
chinery and tools, which were ruined.
BOTH ARE AGREED.
Uncle Sam and Great Britain m
.LONDON The Associated Pre
learns that absolute accord exists be
tween the United Statn ana. Great
Britain in respect to the rights of
neutral commerce and when the dec
laration of Secretary Hay was pel
lished yesterday the State department
was informed - that it was In entire
accord with the attitude of Great
Britain. In order that Russia might
understand the similarity of the brand
of American views, Lord Lansdowne
directed the British ambassador at St
Petersburg to protest again the Rus
sian definition of contraband trans
mitted through Ambassador McCor
mick. Great Britain would like the
United States to-take steps to obtain
an international declaration defining
the-rights of neutrals, but it Is not
thought at the foreign office here that
Secretary Hay will do so, it being un
derstood here that he proposes to re
tain complete liberty of actios. r
of the Indianapolis Sentinel
and has large business Interests In the
state. Urey Woodson, the new
tary of the committee. Is the
tucky member of the national commit
tee. With reference to the constitution
of a special admiralty prize court at
the Russian capital to reconsider the
case of the British steamer Knight
Commander announced in the Associ
ated Press dispatches from St Peters
burg last night the British officials
are confident it will reverse the deci
sion of the prize court at Vladivostok;
They maintain the decision declaring
the steamer to be lawful prize was
not justified by international law and
that whatever the vessel carried. Ad
miral Jessen had no right to sink it
Great Britain will not accept a set
tlement merely by the payment of a
monetary indemnity, but insists a
broad principle shall be established.
This Russia cannot admit at this mo
ment in view of the finding of the
Vladivostok court but if the new
court declares, as the British govern
ment anticipate, that International
law did not Justify the sinking of a
neutral ship, then the question would
be capable of easier adjustment
WASHINGTON The fact that so
far no. proof has been produced be
fore the State department to show
American ownership of a single
pound of the cargo of the Knight
Commander, the British vesser sunk
by the Vladivostok squadron, has
tended to diminish the Interest here
In the financial side of that affair.
But much interest Is manifested in
the international question now under
discussion between Russia anft Great
Britain as to the right of a beligger
ent to sink a neutral ship even with
contraband aboard instead of taking
it before a prize court '
According to officials here, the
United States is so placed geographi
cally that In the event of a war with
a Europeon power it might be neces
sary for our warships to take the Rus
sian view of this matter of the right
to sink else any idea of taking prizes
or inflicting its merchant snipping
must be abandoned for it is said to
be impossible to bring a prize across
the Atlantic with its own coat
HEIR TO RUSSIAN THONE.
Son Born to Czar and Czarina at the
ST. PETERSBURG A son and heir
to the Russian throne has been born.
The empress and the child are doing
well. The accouchment occurred at
12:30 p. m. The child will be chris
The emperor and empress of Russia
(formerly Princess Alix of Hesse)
were married November 4, 1894, had
previous to the birth of the child to
day four daughters Olga, born No
vember 3, 1895; Tatiana, born May 29,
1897; Marie, born June 14, 1899, and
Anastasia, born June 5, 1901.
Report of Russian Attack.
GENERAL KURORTS HEAD
QUARTERS IN THE FIELD, VIA
FUSAN Unofficial reports were cur
rent yesterday that a large force of
Russians were advancing to attack
the Japanese right Heavy firing
heard in that direction today appears
to confirm the report Russian sol
diers, who have been taken prisoners,
say the Russians were sometimes
short on rations. Two days of hard
rains have followed a fortnight of se
vere heat The Japanese in the fight
ing of August 1 were 990.
Retail Meat Trade Stops.
CHICAGO With an army of more
than 300 pickets, the Ice Wagon Driv
ers' and Helpers' union on Tuesday
established a blockade of the. retail
and cold storage meat market busi
ness of Chicago. The union determi
nation to extend the strike to the
cold storage warehouses came as a
distinct surprise to the packers, and
this was accentuated by the action
of the ice car helpers, who on Tues
day declared an intention not to han
dle ice for any dealer who patronizes
the strike-affected packers.
Violate Lottery Laws.
BOSTON. John Marshall Barry
and Francis C. Webster, officers of an
organization known as the North
American Trust, were arrested on
Thursday by United States officers on
a charge of conspiring to defraud the
pubfic They are also accused of con
ducting a business in violation of the
anti-lottery laws. The concern has
branch offices in a number of cities.
In June Massachusetts officers insti
tuted proceedings against the con
cern, and the supreme court appoint
ed Burton P. Gray as receiver.
JAP FLEET WINS
ADMIRAL KAMIMURA REPORTS
THE CRUISER RURIK IS SUM
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. cape to the Nortward Ships Be
lleved to Be Badly Crippled Re
ports That the Naval Battle is Sill
TOKIO. Vice Admiral Kamlmura
encountered the Russian Vladivostok
squadron at dawn today north of Tsu
island in the strait of Corea and at
tacked the enemy at once. The battle
lasted for five hours and resulted in a
complete Japanese victory. The Rus
sian cruiser Rurik was sunk and the
cruisers Rossia and Gromobol fled to
the northward, after having sustained
Vice Admiral Kamlmura cables the
navy department that the injuries in
flicted upon his vessels were slight
The fate of the crew of the Rurik Is
not known. It is presumed that many
of them were killed or drowned.
The strength of the fleet under Vice
Admiral Kamlmura is not known, but
it is presumed that he had the Ad
soma, the Idsumo, the Iwfe the
Takashiko and other light crnsers.
Tokio is joyous over the news, as
It gives Japan mastery of the sea and
Japanese guns dominate the dock
yards at Port Arthur, and in view of
this fact it would seem to be impos
sible again to make seaworthy or
fightable the Russian battleships
which have returned to Port Arthur.
It is probable that the Russian battle
ship Czarevitch will disarm at Tslng
The best possible naval force that
Russia can now concentrate at Vladi
vostok is four cruisers.
The Imperial prince, Hiroyasu
Kwacho, was slightly wounded aboard
the battleship Mikasa in last Wednes
day's engagement The Russian ar
mored cruiser Rurik was sunk in the
engagement in the Strait of Corea.
The armored cruisers Rossia and
Gromobol escaped to the northward
WASHINGTON. The Japanese le
gation has received a cablegram from
Tokio saying that Admiral Kamlmura
reports that his squadron, after five
hours severe fighting with the three
ships of the Vladivostok squadron on
the morning of the 14th, in the mouth
of Tsushima island, sank the Rurik.
The other two ships, which appeared
to have suffered heavily, fled north
ward. "Our damages,'' says the re
port "are slight"
NEBRASKANS FIRST TO FILE.
Prize Winners at Rosebud Begin Lo
BONESTEEL, S. D. The Rosebud
reservation was thrown open to civ
ilization at 9 o'clock Monday morn
ing, when William McCormick, No. 1,
filed on a quarter section of land ly
ing lengthwise along the side of the
town of Roosevelt Three other
towns have sprung up, Burke, Gregory
and St Elmo.
Talus Rugge, who drew No. 2, filed
on a quarter section adjoining Me
shed prior to the opening, as hundreds
Cormick. There were fears of blood
of squatters had gone on lots in the
townsites and were defying newcom
ers to dislodge them at guns points.
Governor Herried arrived to tnvei
tigate the situation with regard to
sending troops. Probably troops will
not be sent
The county seat fight has already
begun among new towns. Locating
agents claim knowledge of towns to
which the Northwestern railroad will
build, though officials refuse to give
any information. Among the first
hundred several did not or could not
file. The land office is protected by
armed guards while filing money re
WASHINGTON Today's statement
of the treasury balances in the gen
eral fund, exclusive of the $150,000,
000 gold reserve in the division of re
demption shows: Available cash bal
SENATOR VEST PASSES AWAY.
Aged Statesman Succumbs After Pro
longed Fight for Life.
SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. After lin
gering for weeks between life and
death former United States Senator
George Graham Vest passed peace
fully away Tuesday. He had been
so near death for the last three days
that the end came without a struggle.
He was conscious until about 2
o'clock Sunday morning, when he sank
Into a state of coma from which he
never aroused. He lost the power of
speech Saturday morning, but for
several days before that he talked
very imperfectly, and during the last
thirty-six hours of his life his breath
ing was barely perceptible. The flut
ter of his pulse was all that showed
life still remained. The remains will
be taken to St Louis for interment
Wanted for Murder in Nebraska.
DENVER, Colo. George Van Hal
ler, who Is wanted by the Omaha po
lice for murder, was arrested by De
tectives Saunders and Kenny. In
formation as to the culprit was re
ceived at the police department yes
terday morning and every effort was
made to locate the alleged murderer.
He was finally located at a house in
the neighborhood of Seventeenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue and
was arrested. Van Haller will be held
until some word has been received
from the authorities at Omaha.
Matouseviteh Dies of Injuries.
CHE FOO Captain Matouseviteh,
the late Rear Admiral Withoft's chief
of staff, who was wounded during the
Japanese attack on the battleship Czar
evitch, has died of his wounds. Only
one Russian torpedo boat remains at
Tsing Choa with the Czarevitch. The
Japanese demand departure of ' the
Czarevitch, but the governor of Tsing
Chou replied that the vessel would re
main, but would be dismantled. The
Japanese consul ordered all steamers
bound for Japanese ports to postpone
Confers with His Lieutenants.
WASHINGTON Chairman Cortel
you of the National republican commit
tee, who is in the city for a few days,
had a long conference with President
Roosevelt The chairman will return
to New York on Monday. Secretary
Hay was at the White house for some
time Sunday night as was also Secre
tary Wilson. The latter has just re
turned to the city from the west and
gave the president some information
regarding the political and crop coa
ditlona in that section of the country.
DIE IN A WRECK.
Lives en One Hundred Passengers
PUEBLO, Colo.-The wreck of the
World's Fair flyer on the Denver ft
Rio Grande railroad near Eden, seven
miles north of Pueblo, Sunday even
ing proves to have been one of the
greatest railroad disasters in the his
tory of the country. Two crowded
passenger cars and a baggage car
were engulfed In the torrent that tore
out a trestle spanning Steele's Hol
low, otherwise known as Dry Creek,
and, so far as is known only three of
the occupants of these cars escaped
death. Fortunately, two sleeping
cars and a diner, completing the train
remained on the track at the edge of
the abyss and none of those on board
were killed or injured.
-How many perished probably will
never be definitely known, for the
treacherous sands are drifting over
the bodies. Searching for the dead
was begun about midnight on an ex
tensive scale and is still in progress
tonight All bodies found were
brought to Pueblo and placed in four
At 8 o'clock Monday evening seventy-six
bodies had been recovered and
of these fifty had been identified. Dur
ing the day bodies were recovered all
the day along Fountain river from
the scene of the wreck to this city.
At 1 o'clock Monday afternoon two
bodies were taken from the stream
at First street Pueblo, more than
eight miles from the point where the
disaster occurred and it is probable
that some may be recovered even fur
ther down stream. None of the bod
ies are bady mutilated and all are in
such condition as to be recognizable.
Many identifications have been made
by articles found on the bodies, no
persons who viewed them recognizing
Two carloads of human freight
plunged into the raging torrent that
destroyed the trestle over the usually
dry arroyo known as Steele's; Hollow,
near Eden, about 8 o'clock Monday.
Two sleeping cars and the diner
stopped at the brink of the hungry
chasm filled with a boiling current
that quickly snuffed out probably 100
lives. So quietly had the catastrophe
been enacted that the occupants of
the three cars remaining on the track
did not realize that an accident had
occurred until they alighted from the
train. Then they were utterly power
lees to render assistance to the vic
tims who had disappeared In the rush
NO WORD FROM LEI8HMAN YET.
State Department Has Heard Nothing
WASHINGTON The State depart
ment has heard nothing from Minister
Leishman at Constantinople since last
Monday, when he cabled that the porte
had promised to see that he received
by today the sultan's answer to his
representations touching the rights of
American citizens in Turkey. If to
day's enagagement Is not kept the de
partment probably will send addition
al instructions to Minister Leishman
as soon as he officially reports the ad
ditional breach of faith. In that event
he is expected to go to Smyrna to
communicate personally with Admiral
Jewell, commanding the Europeon
squadron, and perhaps to take up his
quarters aboard the flagship Olympla,
thus marking a diplomatic crisis.
READY FOR NOTIFICATION.
Former Senator Davis Starts for
White Sulphur Springs.
ELKINS, W. Va. Everything Is in
readiness for his formal notification,
so far as Vice Presidential Candidate
H. G. Davis is concerned. Sbartly
after IS o'clock Monday, accompanied
by a party of his family and friends,
he will leave for White Sulphur
Springs In his private car Graceland,
going by the regular trains of the Coal
ft Iron and the Chesapeake ft Ohio
railroads. With the ex-senator will
be his brother. Colonel Tom Davis of
Keyser, his son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lee, National
Committeeman John L. McGraw and
sister, of Grafton; the Misses Sheri
dan of Mount Savage, Md.; Mrs. R. C.
Kerens and daughter, Miss Gladys,
and Secretary Charles S. Robb.
APPEAL FOR MRS. MAYBRICK.
English Paper Urges a Free Pardon
for American Woman.
LONDON In the form of a letter
from a correspondent, signed "Heath
cote Hardinge," the Daily Chronicle
Tuesday morning makes a strong ap
peal on behalf of Mrs. Maybrick. The
letter urges that Mrs. Maybrick Is In
nocent and that she ought to be grant
ed a free pardon, and contends that
she never would have been convicted
had there been a court of criminal ap
peal In England. The Chronicle also
prints an editorial which strongly sup
ports "Heathcote Hardinge's" views
of the esse. A bill was introduced in
the house of commons Monday by two
prominent lawyers providing for the
retrial of criminal cases.
Must Stop Shooting Birds.
WASHINGTON. A cablegram has
been received from Lieutenant C. S.
Owen, commanding the detachment of
marines at Midway island, the land
ing point of the Pacific cable, stating
that the employes of the cable com
pany have threatened to leave the
island by the next steamer if the or
der of the navy department prohibit
ing them from carrying arms and
shooting the beautiful birds of the
island is enforced. The department
however, has replied that the order
must be rigidly enforced.
Distinguished Engineer Dies.
NEW YORK George Clinton Gard
ner, the distinguished railroad man
and engineer. Is dead at his home in
Richmond Hill. He was born at
Washington In 1834. His father. Colo
nel Charles J. Gardner, was formerly
adjutant general of the army.
Alexieff Seeks Safe Place.
ST. PETERSBURG A dispatch
from Harbin says that Viceroy Alexieff
has passed through that place on his
way to Vladivostok.
Justifies Hay's Course.
BERLIN Secretary Hay's course
toward Turkey Is fully justifiable.
The officials here expect that the sul
tan will promptly yield to the United
States' demand before the demonstra
tion at 8ymrna reaches a serious as
pect Stark Hearing the Palace.
ST. PETERSBURG Dr. Rott the
imperial accoucheur, was hurriedly
summoned to the Ville Alexander at
Peterhof this afternoon and announce
ment thence Is expected hourly.
WORK OF CABINET)
THE TURKISH SITUATION
CUSSED AT LENGTH.
OUI HIIIISTER IS HEMP FROM
After Several Days ofSllence Sends
Message from Constantinople Ns
gotiations Understood to Have Tak
en a More Favorable Turn.
WASHINGTON Foreign affairs, to,
the practical exclusion of everything
else, was considered at Friday's meet
ing of the cabinet The Turkish sit
uation was discussed at length and a
line of action. In case Minister Irish
man's efforts are unavailing, was
agreed to, but its nature was not dis
Secretary Hay also presented to the
cabinet some important information
cabled the state department by Minis
ter Griscom at Tokio confirming the
reports of a great naval engagement
off Port Arthur. It Is said the dis
cussion of the Japanese-Russian war
was purely academic and not In any
sense relative to the attitude of Amer
ica toward either of the contending
After several days' silence. Minis
ter Leishman has been "heard from
through a dispatch dated at Constanti
nople Thursday night, recounting the
results of the exchanges between him
self and the foreign office officials
there. The state department did not
see fit to make public the minister's
communication, but did make the gen
eral statement that negotiations had
taken a more favorable turn and there
was an expectation of a speedy and
There Is, however, a vagueness
about the Turkish statements and
promises that has caused the depart
ment having in mind past experi
ences in the way of promises, to in
struct Mr. Leishman to see to it that
these propositions are reduced to such
concrete form and are made In such
a binding manner that there cannot
be aay question as to their fulfill-,
ment hereafter by the Turkish govern
ment. It is confidently expected that the)
Turkish negotiators will accede to
such a demand on the part of Mr
Leishman and it is predicted that the
negotiations will be concluded successr
fully by Monday next
CONSTANTINOPLE Naoum Pa
sha, under secretary of foreign affairs,
called on Minister Leishman at Thera
pia, a town on the Bosphorus. nine
miles northeast of Constantinople. He
reiterated the assurances of the gov
ernment regarding a speedy and fa
vorable reply to the demands touch
ing the rights of Amarican citizens
Subsequently Izzet Pasha, secretary
of the palace, and Minister of Mines
Selim Pasha had a long Interview
with Minister Leishman for the pur
pose of determining upon the text of
a reply which may prove acceptable
FOUGHT ENTIRE AFTERNOON.
Togo Sends a Report of the Naval En
gagement. TOKIO Admiral Togo has reported
"On August 10 our combined fleet
attacked the enemy's fleet near Gugan
rock. The Russians vessels were
emerging from Port Arthur, trying to
go south. We pursued the enemy to
the eastward. Severe fighting lasted
from 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
until sundown. Toward the close the
enemy's fire weakened remarkably.
His formation, became confused and
then ships scattered. The Russian
cruisers Askold and Novik and several,
torpedo boat destroyers fled to the
southward. Other of the enemy's;
ships retreated separately toward Port
Arthur. We pursued them and it ap-,
pears that we inflicted considerable
damage. We found life buoys and
other articles belonging to the Russian
battleship Czarevitch floating at sea.
The Czarevitch probably was sunk.
We have received no reports from the
torpedo boats and the torpedo boat
destroyers which were engaged in the
attack on the enemy. xThe Russian
vessels, with the exception of the No
vik, the Askold, the Czarevitch and
the Pallada, appear to have returned
to Port Arthur. Our damage was
slight Our fighting power has not
FOREST FIRE IN NEWFOUNDLAND
Johns is Threatened and
Jackets Aid Citizens.
ST. JOHNS, N. F. The ravages of
forest fires along the outskirts of St
Johns continue and threaten the sec
tion in which the asylum for the in
sane, containing 200 patients, is situ
ated. A force of police, with a detach
ment of blue jackets, from the cruiser
Charybdis and the French warship
Troude, have gone to the scene in an
endeavor to prevent the fire from de
stroying the asylum and other build
ings. The conflagration is so exten
sive that railroad trains are unable to
penetrate the forest
Farmers Ask for Rates.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D. A petition,
has been filed with the state board of
railroad commissioners bythe people
of Twin Brooks and vicinity, protest
ing against the high freight rates
which the people of that place and
vicinity have to pay when compared
with the rates charged east of Mil
bank and other towns. The farmers
in the neighborhood of Twin Brooks
are said to have discovered that the
rates on grain from Twin Brooks have
been too high, and efforts will be
made for a reduction.
Chinese Are Rest!
ANSHANSHAN. Captain Ziezant
zeff has just returned from a daring
reconnaissance of the Japanese lines
as far as Hal Cheng, bringing import
ant Information. He says there are
decided signs of unrest among the
population of the country between the
Liao and the Taitse rivers, following
the Russian evacuation and the Jap
anese occupation of Yinkow. He be
lieves that it is due to the near ap
proach of the Chinese General Ma's
army. There have been two days of
heavy rain in this region.
Wheat Takes a Tumble.
CHICAGO. Wheat prices fell 3
3c in a succession of reverses Sat
urday, September selling down from
$1.04 4 to $1.01 and closing with a
net loss of Sc at $1.01. Persistent
taking of profits by the holders of
long lines, who were influenced by
lower outside markets, and by reports
indicating that the worst of the crop
damage -advices which caused the,
lower value were in. Though the earlyt
market tone was strong with the,
overnight bull enthusiasm, September
opened unchanged to c higher.
FOURCLOUD HAS A BAD RECORD.
Former Wives Either Die er Run ae
Result of His Brutality.
PENDER George Fourcloud, the
Winnebago woman-killer, who is under
arrest for the murder of Cora Elk. Is
a young man about 24 years old, hav
ing a criminal record. At the begin
ning of his career he first lived a
short time with the daughter of Mrs.
John Hill. This girl he is accused of
cutting with a knife, kicking and oth
erwise mutilating until she died of
His next was Marv Ann Decora, a
beautiful young Indian girl, who soon f
succumbed to his brutal treatment.
His third was the daughter of White
boy. She was young and buxom, evading
his brutal treatment when he was in
toxicated, but finally ran away from
His fourth was Dolly Bighead. To
this girl he was legally married. Af
ter he had pounded and bruised her
until she was almost killed, she ran
away from him also.
Only two months ago he assaulted
his mother while in a drunken brawl,
breaking her arm and almost killing
His fifth victim. Cor Elk, who was
found dead near the agency a few
days ago, was also a young girt. With
her he had lived but a short time. In
a drunken rage he is supposed to have
kicked and bruised her until she died
from these injuries. After he had
killed her it is alleged that he dump
ed her body into a spring wagon and
hauled her some distance from the
place of the tragedy and dropped her
by the roadside, where she was found
John Fourcloud, the father of the
accused, was a prominent Winnebago,
having been a member of several coun
cils of the tribe, going to Washington
with other members to plead their
cause to the Great Father.
The career of George has been that
of a vicious inebriate, having a pe
culiar mania for women, and these
the brightest of the tribe. He "has
been bound over to the United States
sourt and taken to Omaha for safe
Small Boy Mangled.
COLUMBUS Earl, the little 6-year-old
son of Henry O. Stndley. a farmer
living five miles west of town, met
with a very peculiar and painful acci
dent. He was riding on a sulky plow
with his father. One of the horses
stopped very suddenly to kick at a
fy, when the little fellow fell from
his seat. The team started as sud
denly as they stopped and the rolling
cutter ahead of the plow ran over the
back of the boy's, neck, badly injur
ing him but it is thought that he will
Get Pay for Cells.
The Van Dora iron works of Cleve
land secured $27,610 from the state
treasury, the balance due on Its con
tract for the new cells at the peniten
tiary. The warrant was bought by
the treasurer, which, together with
others bought during the day. reduced
the amount of money in the permanent
school fund from $96,000 to $61,000.
The treasurer also cashed $20,000
worth of warrants for payments on the
Touched by a Pickpocket.
OMAHA Although warned that
pickpockets were upon the train. Wal
ter Fairbanks of 1435 Vine street,
Denver. Colo., lost $1,100 by the time
he had reached the Union station in
Omaha He was returning home from
the golf tournament in Minneapolis
Paroled by the Governor.
NORFOLK Max Spabr. who was
sent to the penitentiary from Norfolk
for a three years term to pay the pen
alty for cutting the threoat of a negro
from ear to ear with intent to kill and
rob. after having been paroled by
Governor Mickey, escaped from his
parole and has been returned to the
penitentiary by Sheriff Clements of
Madison, having been located in Penn
sylvania through the agency of a
Canning Factory Starts Up.
NEBRASKA CITY Over 300 per
sons were given employment at the
Otoe Preserving company plant when
the company began operations canning
sweet corn and tomatoes.
Farmer Loses Arm.
PLATTSMOUTH While working
with a corn shelter Herman Smi$i. a
farmer, stumbled and fell, and his left
arm was drawn into the gear of the
machine. Amputation was necessary.
Troop A, Nebraska National Guard,
has received new equipment and now
has Krag-Jorgenson rifles, instead of
its former ancient carbines.
Hail Does Much Damage.
NEBRASKA CITY The hail storm
that visited this county did a great
deal of damage. One strip eight miles
long and a mile wide, three and one
half miles west of this city, was al
most swept clean, and great damage
was done to the corn and fruit crops.
Nearly all of the corn in that district
was stripped of blades, and in many
Instances the trees were stripped of
their leaves, while the fruit was ail in
jured or knocked off. Nearly two
Inches of rain fell in some portions
of the county.
Horse Drowned in Torrent
HUMBOLDT As a result of the
high water caused by the heavy rains,
Claude Fergus, a young farmer living
a short distance northeast of the city,
lost one of his team of fine thorough
bred driving horses.
Appoints C. E. Lawrence.
LINCOLN C. E. Lawrence of Elk
Creek has been appointed by Auditor
Weston to succeed Mrs. E. R. Mat
thews. The husband of the latter has
teen appointed deputy United States
Increase in Valuation Enjoined.
AUBURN Hon. Church Howe, for
himself and the taxpayers of Nemahi
county, procured from the district
court an order restraining the county
clerk from extending on the tax rolls
the additional 5 per cent valuation or
dered by the state board of equaliza
tion. FREMONT William Bleihl -of
Xidgeley township fell off the separa
tor of a threshing machine at Henry
sjhomthor's farm In that township and
was lastaatly killed.
THE STATE AT LARGE.
Albion had a fire last week with an
estimated loss of $2000.
The street fair la North Platte, held
for one week, was a very successful
The Royal Highlanders organized a
castle at Geneva with fifty charter
Extensive preparations are being
made for the Cass county old settlers
reunion to be held at Union August
19 and 20.
Dates for the Ravenna harvest car
nival aave beea changed, and the
events will not be held September
14. 16 and IS.
The wheat crop In the vicinity of
Oconee Is not as good as anticipated.
In an election at Oakland the light
ing bonds carried.
According to word received by
Game Warden Carter prominent citi
zens of Norfolk have been fined $10
and costs for killing prairie chickens.
Mrs. Rush O. Fellows, formerly a
resident of Plattsmouth, but now of
Belle Fourche, S. D., has been nomi
nated by the democrats of that county
for superintendent of schools.
Gus McDougall, a well known young
man of Humboldt, had a thumb torn
wnpm his right band while attempting
to clean the chaff from a separator
operated by himself and brother.
At a special term of the district
court, held in Ogalalla. Judge Grimes
presiding. James L. Mahaffa was tried
for horse stealing, found guilty and
sentenced to three years in the peni
tentiary. Bravely tugging at the body of a
drowning companion. Horace English,
a 12-year-old boy, of Lincoln, saved
the life of Dewey Davis. The two
were swimming In Salt creek, and the
Davis boy was carried beyond his
Morris, the watch thief, who broke
jail at North Platte, was captured
again. Castell. who escaped with
him. tried to board the night traiu
east but when he climbed the blind
baggage he was met by an officer,
who ordered him off. He, however,
Two men by the name of Gressman,
aged thirty and fifty years, were
struck by lightning and instantly
killed. These men lived about eight
miles west of Cedar Rapids and came
from Missouri alont eighteen months
ago. They were engaged in shingling
a school house at the time of the
The Omaha ft Nebraska Central
Railway company has filed its articles
of Incorporation with the county clerk
of Hamilton county, giving Omaha as
the principal place of business ami re
citing that the company is incoriior
ated for the purpose of constructing,
operating and the maintenance of a
railroad la the state of Nebraska.
Fred M. Shaughnessy of Platts
mouth, a Burlington brakeman, has
brought suit against the company in
Mills county. Iowa, to recover dam
ages in the sum of $15,000. Last No
vember be was stnick !y passenger
train No. 13 in the yards at Purine
Junction and sustained injuries from
which he remained in a serious condi
tion for six wt'eks.
Herman Smith, living five miles
west of Murray, had his left arm
mangled in a corn shelter. He was
passing the shelter when he stumbled
and feli, and his arm was drawn into
the gear up to his body. He was not
liberated until boxes and shafts were
removed. He stood with his torn and
bleeding arm in the machinery for
twenty minutes. Amputation will bo
City Marshal Dargan, of Cnadron,
according to telephone orders from
Fort Robinson, arrested Tom Katkin
of Company I, Tenth cavalry, as a
deserter. He was taken back to the
An inquest was held before Dr.
Armstrong, the coroner, of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Pellan of South Omaha,
who were killed near Avery, while
walking on the track. The Jury re
turned a verdict that they were killed
by the Union Pacific fast train No.
11, and placed the blame on no one.
A severe hail storm visited Custer
county, extending from the middle
Loup near Walworth, twenty miles
south, and from two to three miles
in width. Most of the small grain
was in shock and while it was badly
beaten out the loss will not be so
great as had it not been cut
Frank Wylis, a young farmer living
near Ellis, attempted to slide to tho
ground fram a hay stack and struck
on the handle of a pitch fork and was
impaled until taken down by several
farm hands who were working near
by. For a time it was thought he
could not recover, but at last ac
counts was slowly recovering.
While George Gudhardt or Sarpy
county was returning home from
South Omaha he was held op by
three men near Sarpy mills. The
men forced Mr. Gudhardt to take
them to the R street car line. They
did not molest him in any other man
The story of the engagement and
the proposed wedding on the Rose
bud reservation of William McCor
mick. the lucky man In the recent
land drawing, is denied by his Lincoln
friends. McCormick has gone to the
reservation to make his selection.
Reports to the effect that a number
of fishermen have been violating the
fish and game law in that locality
have reached the authorities of Beat
rice. The game warden or some of
his deputies may be called on to
make an investigation.
Arrangements are well under way
for organizing a farmers elevator and
grain buying company at Straussville,
a small station on the Missouri Pa
cific, three miles northwest of Falls
City. There are to be thirty farmers
to take one share each of stock at
$100 and pay a fee of $3.
Dorothea Woods, the 7-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Woods, living three miles wesv of Be
atrice, had one of her fingers torn off
and another one broken by getting
them caught in the pulley of a hay
fork white la operation.
W. L. Taylor, who disappeared from
Table Rock mysteriously a little over
a year ago, was seriously hurt by fall
lag from a load of lumber near Jop
Ha, Mo., where he bow lies In a criti
cal condition, the wheel of the wagon
running over him and badly l realise
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