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A Conflict ht Which the United States
; Might Shim Under Certain -
New York Abbe Flei Kline, one of
the prominent members 'of the- cler
ical element n Frcnce, who is making
aatmfy ofAmerican soda! economic
conditions, has returned from an ex-.
. tensive tour'of the west. .Speaking of
his ebservatlons, Abe Rune said:
"I was much impressed while, on
" the Pacific coast with 'the' anti-Japanese,
feeling existing at Vancouver
anntnroHgnout uniisn- uammoia,
which is far more intense than the
feeling, on the American ride of the
border. At San Francisco the anti
Japanese element' is comparatively
small, and one hears little of active
agitation against the Japanese. On
the mother hand. I visited Vancouver
shortly titer the anti-Japanese rlois.
meeting the Japanese consul and r
ing through the Japanese quarters.
Everywhere there was evidence of
intense hostility. It was not a ques--tioa
of labor, bat of .race. The peo
ple' have taken up the shibboleth of
'Canada 'for the Canadians,' and' they
feel that the exclusion of the yellow
race is essential for their safe pres
ervation. They are very determined
in this feeling and are pressing their
reviews forcibly on the authorities at
Ottawa f.ml London.
"Before coining to America I shared
tin- view of a considerable element in"
France and throughout Europe ihat
the Japanese question might lead the
United States into war. Iiut personal
observation ' throughout, the mid (II a
west and the far west has completely
changed ray views. The people of
the west are not thinking of such a
thing, and scout the very idea ot war.
EvW'in'-San Francisco' which is sup
posed in Europe to be the center of
anti-Japanese hostility, there was
much less feeiiris than I found to ex
ist in " t!ie British colonies ' to the
norlb. It is quite evident, also, that
in witnessing the splendid develop-'
meat of .the Pacific coast, that a war
would be little short' Of criminal, alike
disastrous to Japan- and the United
States, neither ot whom have anything
to gain by such a recourse of bar
barism. "This Canadian branch of the Japa
nese question is really of such im
portance to the United States, as
Japan -can hardly expect more from
the United- States than it exacts,, of
Can ido, where the opposition to the
Jaj anese is far more acute."
S;?eak:ug of the pcoole of the west.
Abe Klise says that he was struck by
the fact- that tfcey look upon the east
os a sort cf foreign country, much as
the people of the Atlantic states look
upon Europe, They are making great
strides forward particularly in the re
gion about 'uget sound, which, in the
judgment of this foreign observer, is
to be a field of America's greatest de
PRESIDENT SPENDS QUIET DAY.
Everything in, Rerdiness .for the Hunt,
Stamboul. La. The president spent
Puct'av -"Wlv in. his camp on Tensas
bayou with the intention of beginning
early Monday. This report is not of
ficial, but comes through detectives
who are keeping close an eye upon the
movements of the chief executive as
courtesy wL. permit At 5 o'clock As
sistant Secretary Latta, who. is lo
cated about tea miles from the camp,
reported to the pres srepresentatives
here that he has not received a word
from his chief since he landed in
Build New Cutter.
London Sir Thomas Upton has de
cvdied to. build a now rife,, designed
cutter to compete in the British re
gattas in 1998. It is Intended that the
cutter shall eclipse he White Heather
II. the preasent champion of the Brit
-Jap Weds Milwaukee Girl.
Milwaukee, Wis. Kamatero Sasze
moto. a Japanese proprietor of a store
in Chicago, came here some months
ago. opened a Japanese aooth at an
amusement resort and became ac
quainted with Sadie J. Lynch, em
ployed there is as cashier. Announce-.
"rnt is now made that, they will be
married October 25. He, on coming
to America, attended college at Oak
land. CaL. intending to return to
Japan and teach school, but he drifted
eastward "instead, and is now residing
in Ois city.
Plucky South Dakota Woman.
Sioux Falls. S. D. To capture!
single-handed a huge and' lively taran
tula is the feat wTich has made a
young woman residing, at Hazel, the
heroine of that place. While' in the
store of. A. H. Stormo she suddenly'
came vpon' th- tarantula. Instead of
jumping upon a counter and scream
ing, as most young woman wonld have.
done. Miss Stormo. with rare pluck.
started in pursuit of' the poisonous in
'sect, which she succeeded in capturing
after a lively chase with no serious
.Charged With Murder.
Lincoln John Spent, an Italian from
Lincoln,- CaL, was arrested by Lincoln
police .charged IfJth, the murder, ot
Thomas fcastorukos, a vonng- Greek.
He broke away from the policeman
who captured hsnw bnVwas retaken.
radmtted kJHiag the Greek be
ne' the latter rained his daughter.
Tork. i Marcus Desh. on of York's.
M restieats, ceemmitted seicide by
aosthag himself through the heart
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President tSs&lEninusiastic Welcome
at-Meinphi..,. r ,
ing, children "singing anqenthuslastic
men shouting thckigan.of deep water
ways, Memphis. -threw -wide- Its gates
Friday afternoon to jPresIdent Roose
velt a 3sore of- sovCTnors and many
otLcr dl&ticguisfccd -men of the Mis
sissippi valley. Thex president arrived
ou he steamer Mississippi shortly
after 1 o'clock.' The bltf overlook
ing the river were pnck'ei'with people
who gave the chief executive jt warn
welcome. As the steams?-landed Ike
whistles of all craft hi the harbor
were sounded. Immediately following
the steamer Mini lppl was the
steamer Alton, carrying visiting: gov
ernors and other notables. When all
had -landed, the president waa con
ducted to a carriage ly Coventor Pat
terson of Tennessee and Mayor Ma
lone of Memphis and the most, impos
ing parade ever given here was-begun.
The president wasy continuously
cheered tnioughout the march. TndJ
city was a waving mass of color, not
only aloug the line of parade but .on
many other streets ae we'll. When
the president's carriage ' turned into
Main street he .was saluted by.a' regi
ment of confederate veterans, who
from that point acte.i, as a bod v guard.
The president' arose nd ''Warmly
greeted "Ihe grizzleil warriors of aValf
century ago. ' ,
Despite a lively downpour of rain,
which lasted until noon, the streets
were jammed with people. Passing
north on Second" street, 200 school
children were seated on a decoiated
arch and saug patriotic airs as ""the
president passed. The president arose
in his carriage and bowed" repeatedly
to the little, ones, f- ' '-'
Arriving tit the Auditorium rink,
where 'the deep waterways, convention
is being held. President Roosevelt
aHglitcd and. alte'fchatting jpith sev
eral friends, ascended the platform.
The hus Structure filled up rapidly
and wheaGoyernor Malcom Patterson
aro'se to present the president an im-
mense assemblage greeted him.
President Roosevelt departed, from
his'printcd speech in several instances.
Speaking of the confederate guard f
honor, he said it was a toucbjn'g.'.sight
to see these old confederate'soldiers
carrying the flag of this greajunipn..
If any one wanted to know1 how they
woulj fight for that fiag let him -ask
the. boys in blue how .they, fought
Hetwh,cmpbasM that he was
as muctr'ttie .president ofVthe south
as .of jthe north End' was'" devoted to
its interests. He said he was half a
I southerner and when he. told of two
or three of his uncles having worn
the gray he was tremendously ap
plauded. .The Plague at Oran.
Paris Official dispatches received
here from Oran, Algeria, announce,
that two fresh cases of the plague
have developed there and that tho
precautions to prevent its spread have
Second Footbrll Vrctirn. .
Portage, Pa.-Thomas Bertram,! 24'
years old, of AJtoona, Pa., suffered in
juries duringtraootball game'Sunday
that caused" Ills death at night. He
was kicked in the ead during a
Between Trust and Indepeno'ente Ex
penses Are to Be Cut.
Xew York A tacit understanding
has been reached , between the inter
national Salt Company; known as the
salt trust, and certain independent
manufacturers in regard to regulating
the future course, of the maket for
evaporated salt, accoding to state
ments made in well informed circles,
says the Journal, of Commerce today.
This action was taken,nit is. said, in
consequence, of the higher cost of la
bor and supplies, as well as because of
the overproduction of salt.
Plrtt Makes a Statement.
New York United States Senator
'Piatt made formal denial on Friday
that he ever married Mae" C. Wood,
who is suing him for divorce., alleging
that she was married to -the senator
November 9. 1906. The denial was
made in an application in court today
by his attorneys asking authority to
examine 'certain papers in the. case.
The senator, in his petition, asserted
that she has never made a claim to
him of such a marriage until Decem
ber 24, 1906, but had tried to exiort
'money from him.
Cotton Handlers Strike.
Xew Orleans The immense cotton
shipping business of this port was tied
up Friday night by the strike of 8.000
members of the Dock and Cotton Han
dlers' union. The cotton handlers have
arrayed against them all the business
exchanges of New'Orleans. which have
declared that the commercial life of
the pert depends upon the outcome ;of
the strike. From 10,000 to 12,000 men
probably will be involved, because the
railroad freight handlers wih not work
with non-union jnen. (
"Cabinet Members Speak.
'Washington The second and clusing
day's session'of the national conven
tion of, cotton , manufacturers .was
marked, by theafldresses by .two mem
bers of President Roosevelt's "catinet.
Secretary Stras.and Poestmaster
Renewed- Riots at Calcutta.
.Calcutiar-TJie, rioting here, caused
by" seditions agitation, during which
about forty policemen were - wounded
Thursday night, was renewed Friday in
the streets of "Northern Calcutta.
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White Slave Trade to End.
Washington Secretary Straus of
the department of commerce and labor
and Frank P. Sargent, commissioner
oft immigrationhave determined to
eliminate, the "white slave? traffic
from the United. States if. possible.
Mother of the Mikado Dead.
Tokio It was reported that the real
mother of the emperor i of Japan, named
Nakayama, who has held the .highest
rank' it the' Imperial court, was se-
'rloosly., ill. , It u believed, however,
that ih Aim b fa W i. - '
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M'KINLEY MONUMENT AT: CAN
TON, 0 DEDICATED.
Alt ADDRESS BTTHEPfiEStDEin
Distinguished Men from All Parts, of
the Country Make the Pilgrim- , '
' age te- Canton.
Canton. O. The nation paid bom
ege Monday to tho memory of Wit
lUm McKinley when the splendid
monument which marks his last rest
ing place was unveilel in the pres
ence of 'an assembled" throng, such
as Canton never saw before and with
the president of the United States as
the principal speaker. It was. the
tribute of a grateful nation both in
word and In deed to "a good citizen,
a brave soldier, a wi6e executive?
and more than 50,000 people repre
senting all walks ef life and every
part of the country participated in
the ceremonies dedicating the monu
ment, the loving gift of a million
Americans whose contributions aggre
gating 'SCOO.OOO provided the splendid
tomb in which rest the bodies of the
third of the martyred presidents; his
wife and their two children.
Distinguished men from all parts
of the country and many representa
tives of foreign countries made the
pilgrimage hereto participate in the
dedication of the mausoleum and
made the event a notable one.
The moument is a magnificent
structure, simple but imposing, in
sarcophagi are the bronze caskets
containing the bodies of both Presi
dent McKinley and his wife. In niches
iii the wall of the tomb are two .little
caskets containing the ashes of their
only children, Ida and Mary, both of
whom died in infancy.
Addresses were, delivered, by Pres
ident Roosevelt, Justice William R.
Day, McKinley's secretary of state,
and Governor Harris of Ohio, who
acted as president "of the day. The
program ended by the singing of
"America" and benediction by Bishop
Horstmann of Cleveland, t
President Roosevelt and party then
visited the interior of the tomb. The
invited guests and then ihe general
public did likewise. Thousands passed
through the tomb. ' ;
The tomb, 'built at a cost of over
$600,000. is the' donation of over 1.000,
000 Americans to this memorial to
The land lies a short distance south
east of. this city, beginning within a
half dozen miles of here and extending
southward about twenty miles. It is
a rolling prairie, cut tiirough the cen
ter by Cedar Creek, wit hits scattar
ing growth of timber along the valley,
aond is touched by branches of Medi
cine creek on the southern end., The
character of the land is the same as
the rest of Lyman county, which has
secured a reputation as a crop country
within the last three years.
MANY INQUIRIES FOR LAND.
Drawings for Claims Attracts Wide
Pierre, S. D. As ne . time, ap
proaches for the opening of the Lower
Brule reservation .in Stanley and Ly
man counties, the demand on the Io
cal land office for information con
cerning the tract and conditions of
opening is rapidly increasing.' Draw
ings will begin here October" 7 and
continue until October 12.
Off for the Philippines.
Leavenworth, Kas. The Eighteenth
'United States infantry started on Sun
'day -afternoon for the. Philippines,
where -it .iwill; be stationed three
years. rThe regiment is commanded
by Colonel ifcttFl Davis,. General Hall
having been made commandant, of the
schools at Fort Leavenworth. The
present .trip of the regiment to. the
Philippines is; the third in nine years
to the islands, and the Thirteenth in
fantry will arrive from the Philippines
shortly' to:take- the place of the Eighteenth-at-Fort
Japs Raid Alaskan 'Village. '
Seattle, Wash. A report 'was1 made
to United States 'Consul "Sniitfrb'f Vari
couver by Captain Muro'of -:the
Schooner Casec of the pirating of the
Alaskan Tillage of Lltak Bay,'- on
Southwest Kodiak island, fby the crew
of a Japanese sealing schooner. ''
TEST OF PURE FOOD LAW.
Firm at Raymond is Charged with
Selling Without Weight Marked.
Lincoln State Food Commissioner
Johnson, through the county attorney
at Lincoln, began a test of the pure
food law of Nebraska. Complaint was
filed against a flim.at the town of
Richmond charging, the merchants
with selling packages of butter with
out putting the 'specific weight on the
Burkett at the Capital. '
Washington Senator Burkett ar
rived here from' Lincoln, joining his
family, who have been "here a week.
The' senator will be here a few days
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to see nis iamiiy laiuy reiura ana
attend. to important .depertmenjal .mat
ters requiring his attention.
Bringing Sheep from Montana;
Garretson. S. D- J. r?M. Baker and
George Ti iliard, two stock breeders" of
this -vicinity, have just brought 9,000
head of sheep ,from Montana, where
they -went to purchase the animals.
, FIND PLAGUE AT MARSEILLES.
Vessel in .Quarantine , at -French Port
-with , Nine Cases of Disease.
Paris According to government
.advices - the' flrtt case of "bubonic
alagae discovered at'Qran,' Algeria,
was brought to that port by a ship
arriving from India. ' Special dis
natches from Marseilles nays that the
In Ante aftaor,fhaa' arrived at;hfar-
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, ' CREAKING'
HONOR FOR SECRETARY ROOT
LEGISLATORS MEET AND SHOW
Speech of Wecome by Senor Callero,
and what Mr. Rcot Said in
Mexico City Secretary of State
Elihu Root was ou Thursday the re
cipient of, the highest honors, which
can be granted to a foreign visitor at
the City of Mexico. He was invited
to he present at a "special meeting of
the chamber of deputies, convened
especially to show the appreciation of
the law-makers oMhis republic for the
distinguished guest of the nation, and
in the evening a ball was given at the
, Jockey club.
Mr. Root visited the chamber of dep
uties, the legislative body which cor
responds to the United States house of
The entire membership of the house
was present and the enthusiasm which
greeted the speech of Secretary Root
was boundless. After routine busi
ness was transacted, the president of
the council. Senor Callero. delivered
a "speech, welcoming Mr. Root, in the
name of the legislature of Mexico. Mr.
Root, in reply, said in part:
Mr. President and Members cf the
Chamber of Deputies of the United
States of Mexico: I am doubly sensible
of the high honor which you have con
ferred upon me by this audience to
day. I am sensible also of the mark
of friendship to my country" involved
in this reception of one of her officers
in this distinguished manner by the
popular law-making body of this great
republic. I sincerely hope not merely
that I personally may never do uuht
to show myself to have been unworthy
of your consideration, but that my
country may forever, in the attitude
and conduct toward Mexico, justify
your kindness. You will have gathered
from my. words which your president
has been good enough to quote in t:o
admirable and grateful address which
he has just made, that 1 am one of
those who believe that the old days
when nations sought to enrich them
selves by taking away the wealth of
others by force, ought to pass and
Fish Gets the Proxies.
Hartford. Conn. At the meeting of
the local stockholders of the Illinois
Central railroad held here, it was un
animously voted to have all of the
jroxles of the stockholders present
'turned over to Charles M. Beach, a
supporter of Fish.
Preparing for Registration.
Pierre. S. D. Judge J. Witten. the
representative of the Interior depart
ment in the coming registration and
drawing for Lower Brule lands, ar
rived here, and is getting a force of
clerks together for the won to begin
FIFTY-ONE CASES OF PLAGUE.
Thirty Deaths." Have Resulted from
' Disease in Hospital.
San Frarfcisco Fifty-one verified
cases of bubonic plague have develop
ed in San Francisco to date, according
to the records being kept in the office
of Dr. Runert Blue of the marine hos
pital, in charge of the work .of eradi
cation. There have been thirty deaths.
About thirty suspects are under obser
No Immunity Promised Him.
Milwaukee James M. Fox, vice
president of the Federal Coal and Iron
company, testified here Thursday In
the examination incident to the so
called Colorado land fraud cases, that
he had never been promised immunity
by Special Agent Linen, or any other
federal official because of the test!
BHmy given by him before the grand
jury' at " Denver.. He declared that
Mrs. Fox' withdrew her filing on coal
hinds last May, because he wanted her
to quite when he .learned that trouble
was brewing. . ,t ti; . v
( Omaha Soldier Kills His Wife.
It New York Rather than enuure
separation from his wife which might
have followed his transfer to -another
post, it fs believed that Claude H.
Perry, a soldier of the coast artillery
who enlisted in Omaha, shot and killed
his wife;-Elizabeth, and then 'commit
ted suicide. - Their bodies were found
today in Jtheir apartments in Brook
ryn. J -
3Perry left a note indicating that his
due, to an apprehension
to be transferred and
separated front ais wife.
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IMPROVEMENT OF OUR FORTS
SENATOR BURKETT URGES AP
PROPRIATION. Gen. Aleshire, Chief Quartermaster,
Realizes that Money Should Be
Spent in This Direction.
Washington Senator Burkett. be
fore coming to Washington, took two
days for a personal examination of
Forts Crook and Omaha, realizing that
now Mr. Millard is not in the senate
much of the work of army matters
.would 'devolve upon either himself or
the junior senator, Mr. Brown.
Having had more or less experience
in securing appropriations for Ft. Crook
while he was -in, the house. Senator
Burkett took occasion to make a per
sonal inspection of the two posts near
Omaha, with the. result that an entire
day was taken up in the War depart
ment with General Aleshire. chief
quartermaster: General Bell, chief of
staff; -Assistant Secretary Oliver and
General Allen, chief of the signal ser
vice, making recommendations as to
the needs of these two posts.
The senior senator from Nebraska
found 'that what was most needed at
Fort Crook was a reservoir, and he
made a very strong recommendation
that such a retainer of water be built.
The well at Fort Crook furnishes
enough water in twenty-four hours for
the needs of the post, but there is no
way of conserving the water as a re
sult of night pumping, and as a conse
quence the water which, is pumped at
night is wasted. It was obvious to the
senator much of the 'wastage, could ae
held by a reservoir and fire service -e
greatly augmented thereby, and he
recommended that a reservoir be built.
General Aleshire, chief quarter
master, who has such matters in
charge, realized the necessity at once
ot such protection, and immediately
ordered plans to be drawn for a res
ervoir to cost, in the neighborhood of
SS.000. Under the law any amount up
to $20,000 can be taken out of the gen
eral fund without a specific appropria
tion, and as this reservoir will not cost
more than SlO.flOO, Senator Burkett
stated he hoped that a plan would be
prepared at once for bids looking to
its erection at F.ort Crook.
HARRIMAN GOES OF BOARD.
Condition of Alton Reed Good, -as
Showns by Reports.
Chicago Trie annua? meeting or the
Chicago t Alton Railroad company
was held at its general offices in this
city Tuesday. President S. M. Felton
presided and 340,313 shares were
voted for directors. Robert Mather
was elected to succeed himself, B. A.
Jackson and Edwin Hawley were
chosen to suceed E. H. Harriman and
James Stillman of New York. The
financial statement of the Chicago &
Alton for the year ended June 30
shows the gross receipts were $12.
809.426. an increase of $1,223,332 as
compared with the previous year.
No Contract for Guns.
Berlin A member of the board of
managers of the Krnpp works, in an
interview, denied the current report
that the Japanese government bad or
dered about thirty naval 12-inch guns
of the Krupp works. Japan, he said
had been negotiating for months on
the subject of these guns, but no con
tract bad yet been signed.
CAPITOL GRAFT INDICTMENTS.
Te nef Fourteen Men Involved-Have
Been Ordered Held.
Harrisburg Tea of the fourt'een
men involved in the capitol prosecu
tions have beea indicted Ij ihe Dau
phin county grand jury on charges of
conspiracy. These men are-mentioned
in six true bills found out of the thirty
two cases laid before the grand jury.
Tuesday. Three of these indictments
were returned Monday evening and
three more Tuesday.
Foreign Postal Rates.
Washington The new foreign pos
tal rate, adopted at the last universal
convention in Rome, became effective
Tuesday. Foreign postage is now 5
cents for the first ounce and' 3 cents
for each additional ounce.
Many Are Killed or Injured.
Seoul, Corea Forty-two persons,
iueludlnc thirty Japanese, soldiers.
were killed or injured by tbe.derail-
jnent of a south bound train, from this
wreck has not been fixed.
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TAFT CLEARS THE
Secretary Makes a Notable Speech 4n
- Tokio ' Secretary of War Taft
aroused the wildest enthuahwnv and
loud cheers when in the course of his
speech nt the banquet gfwenv in- his
honor by the mnaidpallty of Tokio
and- chamber 'of coauaerce, he' de
clared that war between the United
8tates and Japan "would ho a eriase
against modem dvliixaUon and as
wicked as it would he iaae," adding
that neither people desired it and that
both goverantentsshonld de their ut
most to guard against such an awful
catastrophe. The secretary spate with
intense earnestness, after careful de
liberation and preparation.
, Tho banquet took puce in the as
sembly room of the Imperial hotel.
Viscount Chibusawa presiding, and was
attended by prominent officials- and
many of the leading' business smen of
Tokio. Mr. Taft sat on the right of
Viscount Snibnsawa and Mr. 0Briea,
the new American ambassador to
Japan, was seated on his left. The
decorations of the hall were magnifi
cent and a good band furnished the
music. Among those present were
many women, lacludiag Americans.
Viscount Shibusawa, in welcoming
Mr. Taft, paid a glowing tribute to the
greatness of the nation which the sec
retary represented, the friendliness
which the United States had always
displayed for Japan acd the influence
which America exerted throughout the
world. In replying Mr. Taft spoke
with deep feeling and positiveness.
He asserted that the talk of unfriend
liness between the United States and
Japan was "due entirely to the com
mercialism of the newspapers in
America." The secretary declined to
discuss the immigration question, say
ing that he would not trespass upon
the field of the State department. Mr.
O'Brien wouldd say that the entire
matter was "easy of sensible arrange
ment between sensible men."
Secretary -Taft spoke of Japan's
great' progress the share America has
bad in aiding it, and said Americans
were proud of Japan, which always has
had the cordial sympathy of the
United States. This brought the sec
retary down to the recent reports of
friction and he said: "Now for .the
moment there is only :. little cloud
over our friendship of fifty years, but
the greatest earthquake of 'the cen
tury could not shake our amity. I do
not intend to consider details. I can
hot trespass upon the jurisdiction of
the Department of State and discuss
the events in San Francisco, but I
can say tbat there is nothing in them
that is incapable of honorable and full
adjustment by ordinary diplomacy."
Secretary Taft began by giving
thanks for his welcome and the evi
dence of gold will shown. He then
referred to Japan's recent war and
said the Americans were proud that
Mr. Roosevelt, with the prstige of
the American presidency, hastened a
peace that was honorable to both Japan
Mae Wood Sues for Divorce.
Mae Catherine Wood, the former
government clerk who has been suing
United States Senator Thomas C
Piatt for several years, on Monday
brought action in the supreme court
for absolute divorce from the senator,
alleging that she had been married to
him in the Filth Avenue hotel, New
York, in 1901. J. D. Lee. representing
the plaintiff, announced the action as
"Piatt against Piatt." and he said the
motion was for the purpose of framing
Falls Heir to Fortune.
Beatrice. Neb. Capt. W H. Ashby
of this city has gone to Albany, Mo.,
to help settle up an estate of two
uncles, who died recently. As ihe
uncles left quite a fortune. Mr. Ashby
will come in for quite a nice slice of
Cholera Along the Volga.
St. Petersburg The epidemic of
cholera, which broke out early in
August, is spreading rapidly, and al
ready twelve provinces are affected.
The disease is reported mostly along
the Volga. The deaths already reach
into the thousands, and it has been
found impossible to check the scourge.
Every da- it is appearing in new prov
Travelers Revel in Green.
New York Green i hats, such as
King Edward wore during his visit to
the continent recently, are now in
vogue with certain returning Ameri
can tourists. Several voyagers on re
cently arrived steamers rejoicing in
them and some completed the color
scheme by wearing ties and scarfs of
the same shade.
Total Reward for Assassin $11,000.
Baker City. Ore. A message was
received from Governor George E.
Chamberlain that offered in behalf of
the state of Oregon $2,000 reward for
the apprehension and conviction of
the murderers of Sheriff Brown. The
entire reward is riow $11,000.
'Longshoremen on Strike.
New Orleans About 500 longshore
men and teamsters ureni on a strike
here on the river front when the
crews of the Leyland and Anstro
American line steamers started stow
fne cotton in vessels. The strike was
expected, the steamship agents having
failed to make an agreement with
the cotton screw men. Other union
laborers beside the screw men, long
shoremen and teamsters are inter
ested and it is probable that 8,000
men. will become involved in the
Former Sheriff Assassinated.
Baker City, Ore. Harvev K. Brown,
former sheriff of Baker county, died
at the hospital at 3:10 o'clock as the
result of the horrible wounds he re
ceived from the explosion of a bomb
at his front gate as he entered , his
home at 10:45 o'clock Monday night
One of his legs was blown off aad one
of is arms mutilated, besides Inter
nal injuries. The - perpetrators left
no trace of their deed except a wire
along tho fence aad to tho middle of
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STATE NEWS AND NOTES IN COM
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What is SkdemeMi Here
report that at tee re-
it finbr the rcceipsa were la
county now boasts ef ;
national bank, the First National of
Baaeroft having costmenced business
with a capital of 9M,fiv.
J. B. Smith, proprietor of tho Jersey
dairy at Beatrice secured fkst. two
second, three third and four oham
pienship prizes en hie herd of Jersey
cattle at Kanses City.
The report of the county recorder
of Otoe county for September snows
there were five mortgages to the
value of $14,500 filed and thirteen re
leased to the value of $24,203.95.
The Burlington railroad is planning
to straighten, hs main track through
the city og Tecumseh. At the presCax.
time it farms a letter S within the
corporate limits, coming into the sta
tion on a bend, both from the north
The second day of the Greeley coun
ty fair was a success, 3,500 peopie
passing through the gates. The
weather was fine and the pogram for
the day was carried out in full. While
no record-breaking time was made, the
races were interesting from start to
finish. The Central City bottling works is
the name of a new business institu
tion which will shortly commence ope-
rations and manufacture pop. root
beer, ginger ale aad other soft'
drinks. Eliza Ury and Jacob Fuehrer
are the promoters of the project and
expect to put in a $3.0e plant.
. The Plattsmouth Telephone com-
pany has called a meeting of the
stockholdes of the company for the'
purpose cf increasing the capital stock
and bonds from $150,000 to $500,000
for the purpose of greatly enlarging
its toll lines and to make further im
provements to the entire system.
A bill for $1,257. for 20,000 maps of
Nebraska ordered by the railway com-,
mission has been presented te Clerk'
Frazier' of the state printing board.
The bill is accoding to contract and
will be approved. The maps are in
nine colors and the cost of prepar
ing the copy or drawing is Included.
Mrs. Levi Davis a well known pio
neer lady, residing north of Hum
boldt, was found uj' her husband upon
his return from towu. lying in an un
conscious stupor in the barnyard,
where she had gone to assist in work
about the varus. She was removed at
once to the house but death occtirre
before the arrival of a physician.
This part of the state, says an Al
bion dispatch, was never mere thor
oughly saturated with moisture than
at this time. A heavy rain fell the
laetter part of last week, and Tuesday
there was s. continuous downpour from
early in the morning until after dark.
What Chat was sown before the rain
is in splendid condition, and fa.jaers
will now finish sowing.'
Dr. Kern, snerintendent of the asy
lum at Hastings, repor:ec to the state
officers that his cutter for ensilage
broke all to pieces and he bought an
other for $250 without asking for a
requisition. He does not know what
broke the cutter and he reports that
it was not only broken In oae place
but was broken all over. Ke thinks
an ear ef corn got crosswise and takes
no stock ia the suggestion tkat some
one might have run a few crow bars
Early ia the season F. A. Reynolds,
Jr.. of Washington county, decided
that he would try and raise tobacco.
Fifty plants were started and 'given
but the ordinary care aside from the
cleaning they received to kiil ohT the
tobacco worms, with which they were
at times infested. Mr. Reynolds har
vested the crop the other day and-had
the leaves examined by an expert,
who pronounced them of a good qual
ity and fit for a good trade. Some-of
the leaves grew to an immense size
and all were of a very high quality.
Ole Anderson, who resided five mites?
northwest of Greeley, was adjudged
insane and taken to the aylum at Hast
ings. In November. 188C. this man
killed his wife in Brown county. Neb.,
by striking her over the head with a
water pail, throwing the body into tho
well and filling the well with snow.
He was convicted of murder in .the
first degree and sentenced to be huag.
He appealed to the supreme court, and
the evidence failing to show malice
and premeditation upon a petition ask
big that the sentenece be modified. th?
court sentenced aim to imprisonment
Fifteen chicken pickers employed at
the plant of the Beatrice Poultry aad
Cold Storage company walked out.
Mr. Fishbach. president of the com
pany, says the trouble was not caused
by a disagreement ever wanes,, bat
because the awn refused te do the .
work as he wanted It- done.
The latest census of the peaKeatiary .
shows that the average popelatie was
364. which was the number of unfor
tunates on hand October 1. This is
an increase of three for the month.
Eleven were received, but eight were
discharged, commuted or paroled.
Conductor G. C. Miller of the Wnion
Pacific, arrested charged with pillag
ing frieght. cars on his train, between
Omaha and Grand Island, was taken
to Central City "where a complaint
has been filed.
Nebraska City Is now feeling Its
first- elects of the sew pure food MIL.
as County Attorney IJvinantoa filed-
Informauon against the
Bartilag Brothers. Jehi
and Fields A lessee
grocers of the eRy,
with selling cream no
it ef buster mt In i, ,
Mass tho re-
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