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JULY 29, 1904.
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C o rv d e ns d News of t h e W e e k
The body of F. Kent Loomis, who disap
peared so suddenly and mysteriously from a
steamer, was found on July 17 at Warren Point,
near Plymouth, England. At the inquest it de
veloped that the young man had received a wound
behind the ear which is supposed to have caused
his death,. alter which he was probably thrown
The Homestead steel works at Pittsburg, Pa-.,
has resumed business at its full capacity after a
year of comparative idleness. When the mills
were opened the residents around that place fired
off one thousand dollars' worth of ' fireworks
which were furnished by the owners of tho
works. ' ' ''"
Miss Clara Lamphear was sent to Casper,
Wyo., where she will probably have to undergo
an operation to dislodge a hatpin1 which she ac
cidentally swallowed. She is suffering the most
Two people have died and four others will die
as the result of -eating toadstools which they mis
took for mushrooms, in a. mining town between
Johnson City and Herring, 111.
Judge, Jpennis. McKoon of New York, an aged
lawyer, has been kidnapped and is being held as
a prisoner in a house, the whereabouts of which
is unknown to the .police. It is said that the judge
has disappeared several times before in a 'sim
ilar way, but, has ultimately turned up all right.
Foreign Minister Delcasse received. Ion Per
dicaris in, Paris and conferred lengthily with him
on. the situation , in Morocco. M. Perdicaris ex
pressed thaiuis for tho French efforts in his be
half and urged, the necessity for energetic action
toward Morocco. .
Moors lirqd ont the isolated residence, of an
Englishman namec('Levison at Bubana, two miles
outside Tangier1, and Mohammed El Torres, tho
foreign minister, sent a. strong guard to the place.
Dr.' Isaac RoBerts, 'the well 'known' ' astron
omer and geologist, died in" the garden of his pri
vate observatory at Crowborough, England.' Ho
was born in Debighshire, North Wales, in 1829.
The directors of the Northern Securities com
pany, authored., James J. Hill,, president pf the
company, to appeal from the decision, of Judge.
Bradford in .granting a preliminary injunction
restraining thq distribution, of. the company's, as
sets on the pvo rata plan.
The transportation of boots and shoes in lessj
than carlpad lots from .Massachusetts tp'.East St.
Louis, is to fyp investigated by' the interstate com
merce commission itf a hearing in Bostjpn August.
10. It is alleged'tho published rate of 82 cents, per
100 pound? on. .this class of freight is no't adhered
tg by the railroads, '
General "Miles,' in a letter explaining why ho
pulled out ofth'e, raco as a candidate for the pro
hibition presidential nominee, says: "If the tem
perance people of the country could, get together
they coulcl elect a president and breal'c the part
nership of the1 government and the saloon."
The war department yesterday demanded and
received a full report from Lieutenant Haight,
who resigned as military aid to Prpsldent Francis
of the St. LoUIs; exposition as an outgrowth of his
request to a colored regiment assigned to the ex
position to occupy a camp outside the military
reservation there. '
The prohibitionists of North Dakota met at
Fargo July 20 and nominated the following state
ticket: Governor H. H. Aker, Fargo lieutenant
governor, R. A. -Taylor, St. Thomas; secretary of
state, H. B. Kent; Ellendale; auditor, John Dynes,
Gardner; treasurer, P. L. Bervig, Langsford; su
perintendent of public Instruction, -Mrs. Mattie
Davis, Fargo;' attPrney general, A. G. Co voile,
Sykeston. The republican nominees for judges
of the suprqmo court will bo indorsed.
The democrats of South Dakota met in state
convention at; Aberdeen, July 20. The following
state ticket was' 'nominated: Governor, L". N,
Grill, Elk. Point? lieutenant governor, Fred. S.
ttowe, Stanley "Co."; .secretary of state, Jphn, Wade,
Brown Co.; auditor, Ml M. Bennett YanktPn;" su
perintendent of schools, Miss Emil Meade, Charles
Mix Co.; attorney general, Olaf Eidorn, Brook
ings; railroad commissioner, Frank Apt, Fall
River; treasurer, P. F. McClurc, Hughes; commis
sioner of public lands, H. Peever, Roberts; elec
tors, James Philip, Stanley Co.; John L. Bean,
Douglass; Captain S. E. Egan, Fall River; Dr. H,
G, Buich, Spink; W. A. Lynch, Beadlo Co.; Wes
ley A. Stewart, Meade Co.; supreme, court judges,
U..S.G. Cherry, Minnehaha Co.; Chauncey Wood,
Rapid '.City;' F. G. Bohni, Clark.
An Associated press report of the South Da
kota convention says: "When the convention was
called to order at 2 o'clock, Temporary Secretary
Shicicloy read the call for the convention. This
was followed by prayer by Rev. T. J. Dent, pastor
of the Congregational church in this city. State
Chairman Martin nominated T. M. Simmons for
temporary chairman, as a representative of the
younger eloment of the party, who. had been de
cided upon after a contest in the state committee.
The nomination was. unanimously indorsed, and
B. H. 'Lion of Minnehaha and S. A. Keenan of
Clark escorted him to the platform. In Mr.
Simmons' address the house went wild at the
mention of Parker's name. The convention re
opened at 7 o'clock with a full quota of delegates
and spectators present. The resolutions of the
convention not only indorsed the nominees of tho
St; Louis convention, but closed with glowing
praise of "that matchless exponent of democracy,"
William Jennings Bryan. On state issues they
proposed rovlslon of taxation; change in the con
duct, of' the soldiers' , home, .and criticised republi
can extravagance. The nominations were mostly
The republicans of North Dakota met in state
cpnvention at Grand Forks. July 20. A state
ticket was nominated as follows: . Governor, E.
Y, SarJ.es, Hillsboro; lieutenant governor, David
Bartlett, Cooperstown; secretary of state, Edward
F. Porter, Melville; auditor, H. L. Holmes, Bath
gate; treasurer, .A. Peterson, Cogswell; superin
tendent of schools, W. L. StockwelL Grafton; at
torney . general, C. N. Frich, Dakota; insurance
commissioner, E.. C. Cooper, Grand Forks. .,
The Iowa republican convention was held at
Des Moines, July 20. A platform was adopted along
the linos of the republican national platform. On
state affairs the administration of Governor Cum
mins was indorsed. Presidential electors were
chosen as. follows: First district, W. B. Bell,
Washingtpn; Second, W. H. Wilson, Scott; Third,
F., B. Blair, Delaware; Fourth, George E. May,
Charles City; Fifth, Ward Wilson, Tama; Sixth,
Ellsworth Rominger, Davis; Seventh, A. U.
Prpudfoot, Warren; Eighth, Paul Jungln, Adams;
jNinth, Captain John W.. Scott, Cass; Tenth, A. D.
Clarke, Kossuth; Eleventh, Fred F. Faville, Bue
a Vista. N. S. Ketchum, candidate for lallroad
commissioner the pnly office over which there
was a contest, was nominated on the second bal
lot W. B. Martin, for secretary of state; Gilbert
S. ' Qilbertson, treasurer; R. F. Carroll, auditor;
W. B Mullan, attorney general, and Horace E.
Deemer, judge of supreme court, were nominated
J. Marbourg Keedy, a New York attorney, was
appointed prosecuting attorney for'' the Panama
canal zone.' Mr. Keedy served as prosecuting at
torney in Porto Rico during General Davis' ad
ministration as military governor and-prepared
the code of laws afterward adopted by the legis
lature and now in force.
' Ex-Senator Vest is in a serious condition at
his home at Sweet Springs, Mo. He appears to be
growing weaker each day, and his vitality is very
low The senator has been exceedingly feeble
-for' months, and it is now feared that he may
"not be able to survive the summer, owing to
his present debilitated condition.
- Directors of the Northern Pacific Railway
'company declared a quarterly dividend of one
lialf per cent and an extra dividend Pf one quar
ter per cent, both payable August 1, "tP those
lawfully entitled to receive the same."
James K. Jones,, chairman of the democratic
national committee, has issued the following call
4 or "a committeer meeting: "Under the 'authority
'of'-tfie democratic national convention' I hereby
4Vail',theJdem3crati'c committee to;medt at the Hoff
man House, New York city, on Tuesday, July 2G
at 12 o'clock noon, for tho purpose of organizing
and transacting such other business as may
come beforo tho committee.
The new battleship Ohio came out of tho dry
doclc at Hunter's Point, Cal., and anchored In tho
stream. It Ib expected that she will be ready for
her trial trip by tho early part of next week.
The first conference between Sonor Pacheco,
Costa Rican minister to Panama, and ThomoH
Arias, Panama minister of foreign relations, re
garding tho delimitation of tho Panama and Costa
At the stockholders meeting of the Southorh
Pacific, held at Beechmont, Ky., a resolution in
creasing the capital stock or tho company $100,
000,000 by the issuo of profcrred stock was adopted.
Tho commissioner of tho general land offico
has withdrawn from public entry and sale 14300
acres of land adjoining the Owl Creek reservoir
site, Rapid City district, South Dakota. The ac
tion was taken in furtherance pf an irrigation,
The democratic congressional convention for
the First Nebraska district has been called to
meet at Lincoln, August 10, at 10 o'clock a. in.
An Associated press dispatch, under dato of
Butte, Mont, July 21, says: F. Augustus lleinzo
and his agents are now charged with having tak
on advantage of underground workings in tho
Minnie Healy mine to loot the rich ore bodies in
adjoining mines belonging to the Boston and
Montana company. The value of tho alleged plun
der Is placed at $5,750,000 in a suit that was begun
in the district court today by the Boston and Mon
Tho democratic state convention for Missouri
met at Jefferson Cjty July 20. A state ticket waa
nominated as follows: Governor, Joseph W.. Folic
St, Louis; lieutenant governor, Thomas L Rubey,
La Platta; secretary of state, Samuel B. ' Cook,
Mexico; auditor. of state, Albert O. Allen, Nfcw
Madrid; treasurer of state, Judge James CowgiJl,
Kansas City; attorney general, Elliott W. Major,
Bowling Green; railroad and warehouse commis
sioner; H. Rubey Oglesby, Warrensburg.
. , No little exciternent and trouble has been oc
casioned at Bonesteel, S. D by tho rough eloment
composed of highwaymen ami gamblers and tho
police officers seemed powerless to stop their
operations. On the .night of July 22, the police
had captured a gambler and while trying to take
him to the jail the officer In charge was almost
lynched by tho friends of the gambler who at
length succeeded in getting him away from tho,
The beautiful now home provided by tho Odd
Fellows of Pennsylvania for their aged members
was dedicated at Grove City, Pa., on July 21.
Three yeras ago a subscription fund of $1.00 started
the -.enterprise and now every cent of tho $05,
000, which tho home cost, has been paid.
Dyring tho discussion of South African affairs
in the house of commons in London, Colonial Sec
retary Lyttleton announced that tho government
intended next year to give Transvaal representa
tive institutions by substituting elected for nom-
inated members of the legislative council.
The Panama canal commission received noti
fication from the government of Panama of tho
ratification of the monetary system of the new
government constitution in accordance with tho
agreement reached by the Joint commission.
Officials of the Chinese Commercial Steam
ship company have received a concession for tho
establishment of a Chinese colony on the southern,
coast of Mexico.
TJie officials of the China Mutual Steam Navi
gation company steamer Pak Ling dtfny the report
circulated last night that the vessel had been
seized by a Russian volunteer fleet cruiser in tho
'' Joseph Chamberlain, defending .the introduc
tion of Chinese labor Into the Transvaal, : con
tended ' that AVhiteiaborers would' hob worlcsida
V' felde with'bfack laborers on equal terms. "