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JOINT NOTE TO TURKEY DE«
MANDING REFORMS UNANI
GERMANY LAST TO COME IN
Presentation of the Ultimatum De
layed Until That Country's Full Ad
herence to Its Provisions Could Be
8ecured—In View of the Unanimity
of Action the 8ultan Is Expected to
Accept Proposed Reforms.
Paris, Feb. 20.—The Russian foreign
minister, Count LamsdrofT, has com
municated to the French government
the fact that Russia has received the
last of the adherences of the Euro
pean powers to the joint note to Tur
key on the subject of reforms, thus
making the action of the powers unani
mous. He accordingly directed M.
Zinovief, the Russian ambassador at
Constantinople, to proceed, in com
pany with Baron von Oalice, the Aus
trian ambassador, to the sultan and
present the joint note. It was at first
intended to present the Austrian note
first, bat this was reconsidered in or
der to give added force to the joint
personal presentation. It was-also de
sired to secure the full adherence of
Germany, which was somewhat condi
tional at first. The unanimous action
finally decided upon includes feer
many. The note, as finally framed,
strikes out all reference to Macedonia,
as it was considered that the designa
tion of one part of the country by
name would increase the anti-foreign
agitation, which the powers are seek
log to check.
The note iB generalized so as to
cover all the localities where Chris
tians reside, the only locality specified
being three villages in. Northern Tur
key in which most of the Christians re
side. The protection of the lives and
the complete safeguarding of the in
terests of the Christians form the chief
features of the note.
In view of the unanimity of the
powers the officials here consider that
the sultan is certain to accept the pro
posed reforms, but it is not intended
to terminate the question with the
presentation of the note. It will be
followed speedily by further joint ac
tion, including sending consuls of the
various powers throughout the Chris
tian regions to see that protection Is
actually given and that the reforms
are really carried out. The authori
ties do not hesitate to say that the
note is only the first move in the plans
of the powers for the betterment of
the conditions of the peoples under
LIVELY LEGISLATIVE ROW.
Riot Almost Precipitated In Montana
Helena, Mont., Feb. 20.—There was
an exciting scene in the senate cham
ber during the evening and a riot was
almost precipitated when some one
cut the electric light wire leading into
the capitol building, for the purpose,
ft is charged, of stopping debate on a
bill under discussion. After the break
had been repaired Senator Kennedy
charged that Janitor Curtis, who, it is
said, was caught in the act, had been
ordered to cut the wires by senators
favoring the bill.
The senate was in committee of the
whole and had under discussion a bill
providing for a change of venue in
civil cases. This bill, which is said
to have a good majority in the senate,
has been bitterly fought by the Heinze
people. To prevent a vote being taken
Senators Kennedy and Tewey, Heinze
leaders, asserted that they would talk
all night and from 4 o'clock in the
afternoon until 2 o'clock in the morn
ing they alternated on the floor. At
2 o'clock the senate got tired and ad
There is but two months more of
the session and the Heinze leaders say
the bill cannot be passed in that time.
MORE TROUBLE FOR CASTRO.
England Determined Not to Allow In
terference With Shipping.
New York, Feb. 20.—British naval
authorities think there is more trouble
ahead with Venezuela, says the Her
ald's Port of Spain (Trinidad) repre
sentative. They say that England is
determined not to recognize any Cas
tre blockade and her war vessels will
not hesitate to fire on ships or shore
upon any manifestation of interfer
ence with British trade with Venezu
No instructions have yet been re
ceived regarding the" delivery of war
ships to Castro. It is believed here
that nothing will be done until the
terms of the agreement are received
The German cruiser Falke and the
British warships Tribune, Alert, Pan
tome and Columbine have arrived.
Terrorized by Mad Dog.
New York, Feb. 20.—Nine persons
have been bitten and hundreds terror-'
ized by a dog supposed to be suffer
ing from rabies that ran about Lower
Broadway and through several adja
cent streets. While it is not known
positively whether the dog was mad
all those who were bitten were sent
to the Pasteur institute for treatment.
QUARTER OF A MILLION LOSS.
Theater and Y. M. C. A. Building at
Springfield, O., Burned.
Springfield, O., Feb. 20.—Fire de
stroyed the new building of the Young
Men's Christian association, the Foun
tain Square theater and several adja
cent buildings, causing a loss of $250,
000. The alarm came about 3:30
from the Fountain Square theater.
When the firemen reached the place
they found flames issuing fr'om the
rear of Mitchell's plumbing establish
ment. They soon reached the second
story and then communicated with the
theater. There was much delay in get
ting water and very soon the theater
and the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation building, a fine new structure,
were hopelessly involved. The falling
of one wall of the theater crushed the
little jewelry store of Mulholland ad
joining. Mr. Mulholland was known
to have just entered his store before
the wall fell, and it was also known
that two men from the great crowd ol
bystanders had gone in to assist him
remove goods. These men were soon
rescued, having been sheltered by one
wall that was not crushed, but it took
a long time and hard work to reach
Mr. Mulholland, who had been given
up as dead. He was painfully injured,
but will probably recover. The fire
men suffered severely from cold
DUE TO HIGH WATER.
Scores of Families Driven From Their
Homes Into the Cold,
Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 20.—High
water, which has turned to ice, and
the bitter cold has brought intense
destitution and much suffering in
scores of homes in the Emberras bot
toms south of here. Thousands ol
acres of land which last week were
under water are now covered with ice
and many homes are entirely sur
rounded by it.
The Wabash river continues to rise
and add to the destruction in the deso
late district. The farmers are fight
ing with hunger and cajd. Those whe
have not moved out St the lowlands
are prepared to do so on short notice
In some cases people are living ir
tents which they have pitched on the
side of a hill or on top of the levee.
Until now the ice has not been thicfc
enough to bear the weight of a per
son and for the past three days it has
been impossible for many people t(
leave home. Scores of families arc
living in the second stories of theii
homes, the lower floors being fillec
with ice. It is impossible to send re
lief into a portion of the district, as
the roads are blocked by water anc
BLEW OUT THE GAS.
Wealthy Wisconsin Stockmen Nearl)
Asphyxiated in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 20.—Nelson Bahk«
and George O. Underahl, wealth}
stockmen of Rio, Wis., narrowly es
caped asphyxiation at the Manhattai
At 2 a. m. they blew the gas out it
their room and retired. John Chris
topher, a fellow townsman of th
stockmen and part owner in the twen
ty cars of cattle awaiting sale at th
stock yards, became alarmed at theii
failure to appear and make a trip
the stock yards. Policemen kicked ii
the door of the stockmen's room
smashed the windows in the room anc
called a patrol wagon and ambulance
Both victims have a chance to re
HELD UP A STREET CAR.
Daring Deed of Unmasked Highway
men at Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 20.—Th«
glaring deeds of highwaymen, wht
seem to have invaded Los Angeles ii
force, reached a climax during th
evening when two unmasked men helc
up and robbed a carload of passenger:
on the Los-Angeles-Pasadena electric
Thirty-two passengers, one-half oi
whom were women, were forced ai
points of revolvers to surrender cast
and jewelry to the amount of betweei
$500 and $700. The robbers performed
their work quickly, but effectively
The car was held for ten minutes. The
men then left it and disappeared ii
MUCH SUFFERING CAUSED.
Below Zero Weather and a Fifty-Mi It
Cleveland, Feb. 20.—The official
thermometer at the local weather bu
reau here registered 5 below zero
while instruments down on the streel
level in many cases indicated from
to 8 below. A fifty-two mile an houi
gale, combined with the extremely low
temperature, caused much suffering
The railroads continue to be ham
pered by the weather conditions, near
ly all through trains being late. The
westbound Chicago and Boston special
on the Lake Shore was reported five
FATAL TRAIN WRECK.
One Killed and Two Injured in Wis
Kewauskum, Wis., Feb. 20.—Con
traction of rails, due to the intense
cold, is believed to have caused the
destruction of a special freight train
going south on the Northwestern road
Wednesday afternoon. Fireman Henry
Vanderbrook of Green Bay was killed
and Engineer George Sensida, Green
Bay, and Brakeman J. W. Ducey, Mil
waukee, fatally injured.
Berlin, Feb. 19.—It is semi-officially
announced that Germany has instruct
ed her ambassador at Constantinople
to endeavor to persuade the porte to
execute the Austro-Russian programme
of reforms proposed for Macedonia.
VOL. XXVI JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1903.
JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT
NOTICE IS GIVEN
EXTRA SESSION OF SENATE WILL
BE CALLED IF TREATIES ARE
PRESIDENT SO ANNOUNCES
Grave Reasons of Skate Why Both the
Panama Canal and Cuban Reciproc
ity Conventions Should Be Ap
proved at the Earliest Possible Mo
ment and These Induced the Presi
dent to Make the Announcement.
Washington, Feb. 20.—President
Roosevelt will call an extraordinary
session of the senate of the Fifty
eighth congress unless both the Pan
ama canal and the Cuban reciprocity
treaties are ratified at the present ses
sion. The president made this dec
laration of his intention to several
senators and he made it as emphatic
and unequivocal as he was capable of
It is deemed likely by officials of the
administration and by many senators
that both treaties will be ratified be
fore March 4, but the necessity for
their early ratification is regarded by
the president as so urgent that in the
event of the failure of either one or
both at the present session he will
issue immediately his call for an ex
It is said that there are grave rea
sons of state why both treaties should
be ratified as soon as possible. These
have induced the president to make
the announcement to senators of his
IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.
Senate Resumes Discussion of Colom
Washington, Feb. 20.—The senate
met at 11 o'clock. A bill was passed
authorizing the secretary of the in
terior to issue a patent to the city of
Buffalo, Wyo, for certain tracts of
The Quay resolution, declaring it to
be the sense of the senate that a vote
on the statehood bill be taken prior
to March 2, went over for the day.
The bill making Sabine Pass a port
of entry in Texas, which has caused
considerable discussion in the senate
heretofore, was considered for a time,
but went over without action when,
on.motion of Mr. Cullom, the senate,
at 12:20, went into executive session
to consider the Colombian canal
At the opening of the executive
session Mr. Quay took a copy of the
Colombian constitution, which he
asked to have read, from quite a large
pile of documents which lay on his
desk, and when he asked to have it
read the Republican senators sitting
near him immediately reached the con
clusion that be had united with Sen
ator Morgan and that the step was in
tended to force the acceptance of the
Without giving voice to such a sup
position Senator Aldrich objected to
the reading of the documents by the
clerk, saying that evidently the pro
ceeding was merely intended for the
purpose of delay.
Senator Quay replied that such was
not his intention and it was then
agreed that "for the present, and until
it should, become evident that the read
ing was for delay," it should con
NAVAL BILL DISCUSSED.
House Resumes Consideration of the
Washington, Feb. 20.—Without pre
liminary business the house proceed
ed with the consideration of the naval
When the house adjourned the pre
vious day the paragraph relating to
the increase of the personnel of the
navy had been reached. To this an
amendment was offered, which was
defeated, to provide that the gradu
ates of state nautical schools standing
highest in their classes should be ap
An amendment was offered by Mr.
Perkins (N. Y.) to make volunteer of
ficers who served in the various corps
during the war with Spain eligible to
appointment as captains on the marine
corps staff. He said there were but
two officers who would be eligible un
der this amendment. It was lost.
Two Hundred and Fifty Will Enter
Manila, Feb. 20.—The Federal party
has completed plans for sending 250
Filipinos to the United States to be
educated in the various colleges. Each
of them will receive $425 per year for
his maintenance. This money will be
raised by popular subscriptions. The
young men will take courses at these
colleges which will fit them to be
come teachers, lawyers, doctors, engi
neers and agriculturists.
GERMANY AND VENEZUELA.
Diplomatic Relations Between the
Two Countries Resumed.
Berlin, Feb. 20.—It is announced
officially here that diplomatic relations
between Germany and Venezuela have
been renewed. The new minister,
Herr Peldram, will sail for Caracas
President Announces Selections foj
Washington, Feb. 20.—The presi
dent has announced the appointment
of Judge William R. Day of Ohio to
be justice of the supreme court of the
United States in place of Justice
The president also anounced the ap
pointment of Solicitor John G. Rich
ards to the vacancy on the circuit
bench of the Sixth circuit, consequent
on the* appointment of Judge Day to
irnv. PAGE MOIIRIS.
the supreme court. The appointment
was at the request of Attorney Gen
eral Knox and upon the endorsement
of the justices of the supreme court.
The announcement also was made
of the appointment of Assistant Attor
ney General Henry M. Hoyt to the
solicitor generalship in Mr. Richards'
place. This step is In accordance
with the idea of promotion in the civil
service. Mr. Holmes Conrad, assistant
attorney general under President
Cleveland's .second administration,
was promoted to be solicitor general.
The president also announced the
appointment of Representative Page
Morris of Minnesota to the new dis
trict judgeship in that state.
EMIGRATION TO CANADA.
Movement From England Reaching Gi
New York, Feb. 20.—Rev. Mr. Barr's
emigration project has reached such
proportions, cables the London repre
sentative of the Tribune, that he has
asked the Dominion government to re
serve forty additional townships for
the British colony and offers to pay
the entry fees for the colonists at
(Jhce and locate them within six
months. He has secured strong finan
cial support, having on deposit $2,500,
000 at his immediate disposal. This
request will involve a concession from
the Dominion government for the oc
cupation of more than 2,000,000 acres.
The force of the example of the Ameri
can farmers, who have crossed the
frontier into the Northwest Territory,
has been decisive. It has directed to
Canada from Great Britain a most re
markable emigration movement at a
time when South African mine owners
are powerless to attract workmen and
Rhodesia remains a land of undevel
Midwinter Meeting Holds Opening
Session in St. Paul.
St. Paul, Feb. 20.—Largely owing
to delayed trains, not more than sixty
members of the Minnesota Editorial
association were present at the open
ing of the midwinter meeting at the
Commercial club during the morning.
The proceedings were commenced with
an address of welcome by Governor
Van Sant, followed by similar ad
dresses by Theodore F. Smith, presi
dent of the club, and by Mayor Smith.
Tho president of the association,
Joseph Leicht of Winona, is presid
ing. It is ejected that the delayed
and regular afternoon trains will
bring in at least a hundred additional
The afternoon session was largely
attended and a number of interesting
papers were read and discussed. In
the evening the editors and their
wives attended the Grand Opera
House antf later had luncheon at the
AMES MUST RETURN.
Governor of New Hampshire Honors
Concord, N. H., Feb. 20.—Requisi
tion papers in the case of former
Mayor Ames of Minneapolis were hon
ored by Governor Batchelder after a
hearing. It is considered doubtful if
the physical condition of Dr. Ames
will admit of an attempt to take him
to Minneapolis. He is at the home of
his sister at Hancock.
By agreement of counsel in the case
the papers will not be serviceable un
til March 5. One of Mr. Ames' lawyers
stated that his client would return to
Minneapolis without extradition if his
health would permit.
Mr. Dreger, the Minnesota sheriff,
said that be was satisfied that Ames
was a very sick man and that he had
determined to return to Minneapolis
and face the charges against him as
soon as his health would permit.
Denver, Feb. 20.—President Roose
velt is coming to Denver as the guest
of the chamber of commerce while on
his Western trip during the coming
spring. A letter of acceptance to this
effect was read to the directors of that
body by President Meyer Freidman.
It was in reply to an invitation sent
NINE ARE KILLED
TROLLEY CAR FILLED WITH HIGH
SCHOOL CHILDREN STRUCK
BY A TRAIN.
VICTIMS GRCUND TO PIECES
Express Is Running at Almost Full
Speed and the Collision Is Terrific,
Part of the Street Car Being Carried
Several Blocks—Icy Condition of the
Rails Said to Be the Cause of the
Newark, N. J., Feb. 20.—Running at
almost full speed a train on the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western rail
road crashed into a trolley car loaded
with pupils on their way to the high
Nine children were killed. At least
thirty were injured, five so badly
that it is feared they will die.
The accident occurred at the Clifton
avenue crossing, long known as a
The trolley car was one of the spe
cial vehicles which the North Jersey
Street Railway company runs between
8 and 9 o'clock five mornings in the
week for the special accommodation
of high school pupils. It was crowd
ed with young men and women from
all parts of the city, many of whom
had transferred from other lines.
The train which caused the accident
was the Delaware and Passaic ex
press. There is some question as to
whether both crossing gates were
down when the car and train ap
proached the crossing at the same
The motorman saw the train and put
on the brakes with all his force. The
car, however, slid upon the icy rails
until the front platform projected
over the tracks. A moment later the
crash came. The pilot of the engine
struck the front platform and turned
It over. The pupils, by the force of the
collision, were precipitated
Under the Wheels of the Engine.
To some death came immediately,
others lingered a moment in fearful
agony and then expired.
A most heartrending scene was pre
sented to the sight immediately after
the train crashed into tne car. Dead
or injured children lay in all direc
Word of the calamity soon reached
the authorities. In addition to the
police reserves, every ambulance in
the city was soon on the scene.
The motorman's skull was fractured
and it is thought he will die.
Policeman Stuckey, who was a wit
ness of the accident, said the trolley
car had projected about four feet over
the track when it was struck. There
were about twelve children on the
front platform, grouped around the mo
torman. It is not known whether they
tampered his movements.
From among the mangled bodies of
the dead children lying about every
where the uninjured passengers pick
ed the injured little ones and carried
them to nearby places of temporary
refuge. The sight overcame the stout
est hearts, it being sickening in the
Passengers on the train heard the
Screams of the children two blocks
before the train struck the car. As an
illustration of the force of the colli
sion the front part of the trolley car
was picked up three blocks further
down the road between the two tracks.
The engineer was dazed by the sight
and it was almost necessary to pull
him off the engine.
CAR WAS OVERCROWDED.
Statement in Connection With the
New York, Feb. 20.—Walter W.
Ross, general counsel for the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western Rail
road company, made a statement in
connection with the accident at New
ark, N. J.
"Where the crossing is," said Mr.
Ross, "there is a steep grade, which
we have been informed slopes about
eight feet in seventy-five. It is the
rule and custom for trolley cars to
come to a full stop at all crossings.
At that p.oint we have a gate and
"He received a signal by bell from
Roseville about a minute or a minute
and a half before the train came, and
so lowered his gate. The trolley car
came down the steep grade, the motor
man having lost control, and smashed
into the gate. The gate is broken
clear off, showing that it was down.
The car crashed into the front and
side of the engine of our train, break
ing off the beam and part of the steam
apparatus of the engine. The side of
the cab was also smashed, injuring our
"As far as we can learn the acci
dent was the direct result of the over
crowding of that trolley car," said Mr.
Ross. "I am told that there were at
least 120 persons upon it."
Iowa Y. M. C. A. Convention.
Cedar Rapids, la., Feb. 20.—Nearly
400 delegates were present when the
biennial convention of the state Young
Men's Christian association met during
the afternoon. The sessions will con
tinue until Sunday night. Many work
ers of national reputation are present.
STORIES OF EDNA LYALL.
Some .years ago tVfil Jaic nMH^yall,
the noted novelist, writing for the La
dies' Home Journal about- the.' infliirof
ences which in early..li££..Jid jnqstj.jp ol
fit her for future woc)$,..said:,
"I must mention wj)ich j*fe?8nuu
specially powerful. Tlie first-was^.thftj :u
opportunity of hearing good .standing bssj
books read. My father w4W) .ii vflpy r'fi:
good reader, and we enjoyed. ,uqU}iiM5
better than hearing biro /eafl. tlie
verley novels. ,,r wno
"The other influence, foi which .tf
daily feel thankful, and wltU9pt Wjhicfo TIKC
It would have been impossible for w/ev"
to publish 'We Two' pt a, timp he»,miu'
the controversy over Mr. iBradluygtv-umu
and the parliamentary oath was still
raging, or to publish -ITtJreen' while
home rulers are reganled'^as. disloyal
separatists, was of a different'tond,
and it came from my mother.
"Undoubtedly I was born a coward.
My mother, by infinity patience «and
gentle encouragement, japl^bt me-, to
fight my fears. One^of tuj?' grefit
terrors was an old street fiddler ~y
hideously crooked legs jjlhJ deforn
feet. He used to prop' hinyelf -'up on
two sticks and play mSTajenois^
less music, which in itself jp&s'
some. My mother Jftugh**lne firij
pity him, then a pitUJy was j£ive|
me and, though neya^ftrtere^r to
It to him, it was sunregiftlsjf me
he was a very poor (Mj ipan. I car
member now running d&jperately ac
the road and thrustiilig^tie *coin
his hand, then, finding' tbpta^ter
was not so dreadful,
time went on, learning to take'a:
est in his visits to our street. .'
"There was, however, „a ^orae terror
still to be faced—the terror If wicked
ness. Coming into my roonitme eareujiuajisu:
log about 10 o'clock, my rqeibec'fttnnd*'^^
me wide awake staring inipanjffletrlek-sseasu
en fascination at a cupboard.) o|)po«lte'«li'Ji39
the bed. Sobbing and shivering, I
her my story. I had heardithe Othiec*
say that while out of doors')that alfte*- camoc
noon a beggar woman had 4dH*i*re!" uL9i
them for a long way beggingjand pwsilinc
testing. At last my aunt ba4}:saidi&v anm
her, *1 think you had better g«(awfl!y,'' '-,JBnI£I
and the beggar had angrily retoHed, 'I'-'-7
hope the Almighty will say feouto 'ywj-f S""
at the day of judgment.' This
wish seemed to me the most
and heartless thing I had ever'tiearcii1 -^nun
The beggar must surely be
monster of wickedness. If sh^'fipiulQr,^,.^
wish God to semi us to he*, s^gj^fts .osoov.'.
capable of anything, and the more.iii' «BV
looked at the half open cupboard tlie in:1
more certain 1 became that this wieki
ed beggar, with a heart full of h^tre^c.
was inside it and waiting an oppor- ,rl9I»n
tunity to murder us. With many.conj^ -nom
foiling assurances I was led to.t^utfujjj
drei.di'ul ilf open door, and we sUooto j.\ niav
every dress in the cupboard and toolc-o-"' svi
ed high and low. and my fears W^Pe^
conquered by the truth. "Now,' feiiid
he 1 a go in to iv
motto, it is just this: "Take the ni.,uf*f'
by the horns." Whatever it is ttygt'y^, jj[U
you are '.f:':::l of. make yourself walkout a I
straight Ui» lu it.' at Jia
"I shr to confer IIOWOJJIO go
many ^i.osts 1 have had to lay in t'.i.ajnj jst~ii
fashion. Uu ti.e haoit taurht in «-!ii dLr'
The boy was Westley Anderson Reyn
olds, who to half support his parents
got employment as a night watchman
in a bank at Westville, Ind. On the
night of Nov. 29 last three or four
members of a gang of hoboes and bur
glars, known as Johnny Yeg Men,
broke into the bank. The boy watch
man opened fire upon them, and they
responded with a cross fire. He was
riddled with bullets shot twenty
times—and killed, but not until he had
fired many shots at the burglars and
wounded one or more of them, as a
trail of blood they left indicated.
R. A. Pinkerton, who is receiving
contributions to the fund, said that
never in the last forty years had the
Pinkertons encountered a case in which
bravery as great as this boy's had been
Can.se For War.
A citizen walking past a butcher
shop in a northern Kansas town saw
the butcher and a customer rolling over
the sawdust floor in a rough and tum
ble fashion. lie pried them apart, and
then learned that the customer had
come to buy some dog meat and that
the butcher had nonchalantly asked,
"Do you wish to eat it here or shall I
wrap it up?"
Montana Stccfc f.zy Suffer.
Havre, Mont, Feb. 20.—A severe
blizzard prevailed here during the
night, and the continuation of it is
predicted for several days. It is ex
pected that the stock interests in this
section will suffer.
!fibrrib?e :JOJ'5 1''
time for facing 'the specters of.J
the mii.il.' and without it
Will Build a M«:itini-nl to l.ad Wlto
KOUKHI B:ink Barcla".
The American Bankers' association is
raising a fund to build a monument to
a fourteen-year-old boy who was shot
to death by bank burglars, to care for
the boy's parents, who are poor, and to
detect and punish his murderers, says
the New York Evening Journal.
would i.:\ Lave sec: the light." ym v.or.
BANKERS HONOR BOY HERO