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MOVEMENT AT THE FRONT INDI-
ONLY SKIRMISHES AT PRESENT
. A Decided Engagement Was That at
_ Buddlat Temple Hlfl-The Third
General Attack on Port Arthur Began .
gan Oct. 24.
s'r. PIt1'I RSBUnG-Tho military
situation has not developed anything
of great Importance , although the
' : . ' fight at the Buddhist Temple hill on
October 27 appears to have been a
decidedly heavy engagement. It probably ' .
ably Indicate that final moves on both
sides are now occurring preparatory
to another long and serious hn Lllo.
Viceroy Alexleff Is now on the way
to St. Petersburg. The nature of his
reception hero Is the food for much
Apeculntlon. Some of his friends sun
cling to the Idea that he will be made
chancellor of the empire , with his
residence In the Winter palace , where ,
it Is said , n suite of apartments baH
already been prepared for him. On the
other hand , many declare that his
I political career I s practically over and I
that his reception at SL. Petersburg ,
? while officially cordial , will mark the
I end of his political ascenclancr. It Is
rumored that the viceroyalty of the
Caucasus will be revived for his spec-
tal benefit , which would constitute a
complimentary and comfortable sort
General Kourpatl has telegraphed
t as follows , under date of October 29 :
"I have received today no dispatch
reporting encounters with Ule enem ' .
During a cavalry reconnaissance yesterday -
. . terday , after an infantry fight supported .
ported hy artlller , we occupied the
, village ! of Chlantsanhenan. The enemy .
emy has retired 'from Sindiapu. On
October 28 our chauseurs ! ' ! , with insignificant .
. significant losses , retained a village
n. kilometer west or Chen1innlm
. " against a violent Japanese bombard-
\ ment. "
General J'ouropaL1dn also records
other outpost affairs , including the
\ Russian re-occupatlon of the village
of Tynsln , a short distance south of
I..ulrlziatung , whence they harI been
previously expelled by the Japanese ,
who burned the village.
r t CHE FOO-The third general attack
2 ; on Port Arthur began October 24 , according -
t cording to unimpeachable authority.
, On October 26 Japanese shells set fire
to the only smokeless powder maga-
zine in Port Arthur. Portions of thn
. town caught fire and the conflagration
continued the whole day. On October
20 the Japanese captured the Russian
, trenches on the slope of Rihlung
mountain , also a fortified position
'Y- protecting that fortress. The Japanese
, 't'onslder the progress of the siege to
'be highly satisfactory.
Two Queens Worked for Peace.
COPENHAGEN < - The Associated
Press learns that the North sea affair .
" , fair caused the deepest anxiety to
King Christian of Denmark , who declared -
clared that , should an Anglo-Russian
war result , It would be the cause of
his death. The dowager empress of
Russia promised her father , the Icing ,
to use her greatest efforts to prevent
a conflict. It Is stated that hundreds
of dispatches were exchanged between -
tween the dowager empress and the
v queen of Great Britain during the
week just passed.
Parker Ready for Speaking Trip.
'r.11 ESOPUS , N. Y.-Judgo Alton B.
. ( I Parker will start for New York at
i : noon Monday to begin his speaking
campaign. He spent a quiet Sunday.
He attended church at Kingston , accompanied -
companied by George F. Parker ,
chairman of the literary- ] bureau of the
democratic national committee , who
has been a guest at Rosemount since
. t Friday and who will go to New York
\ wIth the judge Monday. The candidate .
date has practically ] completed the
t preparation : of the speeches be will
: snake ; this week.
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NOTE TO RUSSIA.
British Government Demands Apology
. For Attack.
LONDON-Great Britain . has sent a :
long and urgent note to the HIIHRlan
goVel'l1l11ollt , olllclnlly detailing the
ClrClll11Htunces of the ulI1l1zlng and un.
explained attack by l the Russian second .
end Pacific squadron during the itigitt
or October 21 on British tlHhlng boats
1n the North seu. 'rho text of the
note haH not been given out , but It
Is otllclullj' stated from the foreign
office that It contains the significant
announcement that the situation Is
one which , In the opinion or his nma-
jest"s government , does not brook de-
Meanwhile time conservative public )
and press ) are remal'lm1Il undemon .
ntrntivo. As uSllal' ' the jingo element ,
democrats turd even some onlclals go
so far as to say that It may ho necessary .
essary to stop the Pllcltlc fleet pending .
Ing settlement or time whole affair ,
though this extreme measure , It il3
believed , will not be neceSHIU' ' . Everywhere -
erywhere there Is evidence or the i
very positive opinion ) that this Is no
time for the usual diplomatic dillydallying -
dallying ; that there must he no delay .
lilY and 110 limit set by Russia to its
apology or the extent of compensation
for sufferers by what King Edward
himself terms "the unwarrantable ac-
tlon" or the Baillc squadron com-
The king sent the following meso
sage or sympathy to the mayor or
Hull ) ) :
"From Francis Knolh's , Buckingham -
ham Palace , Oct. 2-1 , 1904.-To Ills
Worship , the Mayor of hull ) ) : Time king
commands me to say that ho has
heard with profound sorrow of the
unwarrantable action which haH been
committed ugaltlll the North sea fishing -
ing fleet and asks you to express the
deepest sympathy of the queen and
his majesty with the families of those
who have suffered from this most lamentable -
( Francis Knoll's , baron of Faver-
sham , Is the private secretary of King
Ed wat'd. )
The deep resentment of Limo whole
British public , however , Is reflected
by the incident at the Victoria station .
tlon Monday night on the arrival of
Count Benckendorff from the conti-
nent. There Is no attempt anywhere
among men of'responslbillty to mng-
nify the occurrence Into a deliberate
act of war , but In view of the pres-
emit Inability to find an explanation
there Is being poured upon the heads
of the officers of the squadron a flood
or Invective and Insinuation , though
incompetence first and thereafter
complete panic Is the most generally ) )
accepted explanation. Thus far no official -
ficial word has been received from St.
Petersburg as to the attitude of the
The fact that It had been decided
during the day to prepare a , semi-offi.
clal note expressing the regret of the
Russian government and Its willing-
ness to make full ) ) reparation so soon
as the responsibility was fixed was
communicated by the Associated
Press to Lord Lansdowne and was
the first Information on the subject '
he had received from St. Petersburg.
STURGIS , S. . D.-Word has been
received here of the disappearance
of James Garrett , a resident of the
Cave Hill ! country. It seems Garrett
had gone out to place some poison for
wolves. The horse he rode Is said to
have come home to the ranch with a
bullet bolo through the saddle. This
as led the people of that vicinity to
believe that he has been murdered.
A large number of men have been
scouring the country for the man ,
but at last accounts he had not been
found , nor any traQ' of him.
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Torpr-Jo Boats Put to Sea.
'rANGIER-Five Russian torpedo
boat destroyers have put to sea. Th
remainder of th.\ fleet bas been coal
Ing and nrovisfonine all day.
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L NEWS IN - NEBRASKA l :
THE STATE AT l.ARGE
The parishioners of Re" Smith at I
Drallshuw Slll'llI'llIlHI ( that ollllomall ! by
( ambling on him In goodly numbers ,
eal'h ono bringing some
' " ' lunler.
Ilblo for the IlI'ellchel"s
D. I J. Klmmcrly wits hllllly injured In
n. runaway accident In Beatrice hy hoc
lug / thrown from lily wagon on to the
IHlvCmont. lie Is 70 years of ago and
wilt be conl1nod to hits home for some
LImo because l or his Injurlcs.
Orville Bat oml\n , 12. 'ear-olll Ron of
J. H. Bateman of Stella , accidentally
; discharged a shot glum . blowing Ills cmi-
tire loft hatH off IUlII shattering the
hones so that. Il was necessary to itm-
plltato the arm 11 eouplo or Inches below .
low the elhow. Time accident occul'rod
while the 'oung man was out hunt-
Will Moore and James Daggett , who
live fourteen mlleH southwest of Clear-
water , were out hunting and the team
which they were driving jumped ) just
- Into the
as DaJgett was getting
wagon , causing him to drop his gun.
Doth barrels were discharged Into the
right leg , just above the ankle. The leg
will be saved.
The ceremony or laying time corner
stone or the Indies luau or the Grand
Island [ college was observed hy the
faculty , students and friends or that
Institution , the contents or the cornerstone .
stone being Issues of the college paper
containing a history of the institution ,
articles of Incorporation of the college -
lege , etc. The hall will cost $20,000.
Charles Wells , a farmer living three
miles from l"all'lmry " , committed sumi-
Ide. lie left the house during the
night and not being able to find him
In time morning his wife called In the
neighbors at daybreak and they found '
him hanging In the barn loft. He was
in good financial circumstances and
his domestic relations were lIarmon-
Jous , so no reason Is known for his
Copies of the new manual and the
regulations provided for the new mag-
azine yule have just been received
from the war department hy the adjutant .
jutant general , and the Nebraska national .
tlonal guard will hereafter he drilled
under the new rules. Time regimental
and battalion movements are much
simplified and the new regulations am
much more condensed than the old
Detective Malone of the Burlington
has returned from Colorado , where ho
succeeded in causing the arrest of
three persons , who gave their names
as J. M. Harris , an ex-convict ; Charles
Mock , also an ex.convlct , and Earl
Bush , 16 years old. They have all
been bound over to the district court
in Akron , Colo. Bush made a confes- :
sion , naming the towns where they
had stolen merchandise from the cars.
' . Brakeman L. W. Hansen of Emer-
son owes his life to luck. Beneath
t.he wheels of his freight train on
the Omaha road he was nearlY
ground to death In the switching yards
at Norfolk. Tossed headlong from the
top of n. moving car by the sudden setting .
ting of the air , his body lit beneath
the trucks and was churned for some
distance , being shoved along by the
guards and kept by them from the
wheels. His injuries are serious but
he will recover.
A committee of dentists representing .
Ing various dental organizations over
the state met In Lincoln and formulated .
lated a bill which , If It passes an examination .
aminatlon by competent lawyers , will
Ibo presented to the next legislature
for passage. The bill Is based on the
Jaw now In force In California and
pne of the purposes of It Is to raise the
standard of the profession In the
state. The provisions of the California
law are said to be the strictest of any
state in the union.
MORE SUGAR THAN BEFORE.
Factory at Ames Making New Record
' ' = ' ' Jcetj
FltI:11ONT. - I'hmo Standard
Sugar cOlIIany ) fit LCfI\'ltt will malte '
morn sugar this Henson than In any
previous year , ntlll on account or the
high teat of the beets ; , nt J\ lens expense -
lIenee than In previous 'eare. : It ia
estimated that 60,000 tons will go
through 1I0fol'0 the sensor ends , and
6CiOO tons uf sugar manufactured. The
'JCctH ' k are testing an average of 16 [ j per
cent and from eight and one.half to
nine tons to the acro. The company
llO , 'B Il lint price ) this year , $4.76 IUlll
$1i.2ii , time latter for shoed beotH. All
the beets raised around here are delivered -
livered direct 10 time factory , but some
from the western country will bo
Hlloed and delivered In December
Last weak 288 tons were run through
time factory , which Is above the average
orage , which Is about CiOO tons for
each twenty-four hous. This average
cannot be maintained , as the factory
has to partially shut down for a
" . " In ten .
"clean.up" once daYfI.
The company has succeeded In caving -
ing a higher percentage of sugar this
sensor : ! , time estimated amount being
better than last rear : , which waR
2612.3 pounds of granulated sugar per
ton ' Time first season It was only 204.
This year It will probably reach 266 ,
and as the expense of operation will
he less on account of the high percentage -
centago of sugar , the net profit per
, ton will ho much larger than In any
: III'ovloUH' season. The amount paId
out for beets will not be far from
$24 , OOO.
NEW RULING ON INSURANCE.
Attorney General Prout Hands Down
LINCOLN. - Nebraska Insurance
companies must reinsure their risks
only In companies licensed to do 11\181-
ness In the Htate. Attorney General
Prolll has issued nn opinion , wherein
ho states that Insurers transacting
business In this state shall , according .
to statute , make a sworn statement
that they will not insure any property -
ty whatever In any manner "excopt
under' u policy , which shall bo regu-
larly Issued and duly countersigned by
Its legally authorized agent , resident
within the count or state where such
property Is situated , such agent being
duly licensed by the auditor or state
Insc.rance commissioner. " .
1'he attorney general Intimates fur-
timer that the legislature Intended to
bring insurers within the jurisdiction
of the s1\to and to require thorn to
pay fees for the privilege of reinsur-
Ing rlsl(8. lIe thlnlts that n. company
authorized to transact business In
Nebraska has no authority to rolnsuro
the companies not so authorized. This
makes It necessary In compliance
with the foregoing opinion , for all
companies issuing policies of reingur-
ance on Nebraska risks to ho regularly -
ly admitted to transact business In
this : state ; also that all policies of reel
Insurance be signed by some regular ,
ly licensed agent In the state.
Treasurers Are l.lable.
LINCOLN. - Attorney General
Prout has handed down an opinion
to the effect that county treasurers
are liable for time non.collectlon or re-
turn of distress warrants forwarded
to them by other county treasurers
for collection. The county clerk at
Gospel' county had sent In the query
as to whether count treasurers to
whom the county treasurer of GUf-
per county hall issued distress warrants -
rants were liable for the collection or
false return or the sarno. Passages
from time law governing tax collections
are quoted In the attorney general'