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Curnn Co. £tald. W. BROWN, Publisher. BUELBY, B. DAK. The Prince of "Wales has at other son but be didn't really need him. Secretary Root sticks fondly to the kind of haircut that mother used to make" If honesty is "old-fashioned," -why that ancient tale of Diogenes and his lantern? .s. The best way to show a respect for truth is to be kindly disposed to him who is in error. A Worcester bachelor of 74 is to wed there are only a few of them left and they are never safe. No news is good news for King: Pet er of Servia, whose name hasn't shown up in the paiers lately. "Everybody should learn to swim," says the New York Mail. You never can lell when you will get a tide on. History has destroyed another inter esting story. A snake didn't bite Cleopatra to death—she blew out the gas. The Shah of Persia spent $1,000,000 during a week's vacation. He must have been staying at. one of those New York hotels. Having played its small thinking part in the great international dTama Robmania may retire behind the wings again. Castro has been re-elected Presi dent of Venezuela for six years. It is strongly suspected that his running mate is on the shelf. f,_ :^V A New York philosopher says "it is possible for a man to love two women at the same time." Perhaps, but very few of us can afford it. A church which has been under con struction for 1,000 years has just been completed at Paris. It must have been put up under a government con tract That Berlin scientist who has dis covered a cure for red noses is the kind of a fellow that makes two bladeB of rye grow where one grew before. Mrs. Jiromie Brown Potter is a bankrupt in England. Her theatrical rocket went a good way up and was a long time in the air, but it had to come down. A Toledo man has succeeded In sail Ing in an air ship to the top of a ten story building. The dispatches fail to explain why they wouldn't let him go up on the elevator. Prof. "Wilder of Cornell denies that he has ever said the time was coming when man would be all brain. This will restore confidence among the get rlcb-quick operators. A Pittsburg school teacher has asked Andrew Carnegie for $10,000,000. When last heard from Andrew was still thinking about it. There are so many school teachers. When the crew of his yacht Ail tlnied Howard Gould retired to hi* cabin and barred the door, thereby lining up with AchilleB and the other Illustrious heroes of history. A celebrated philologist says out tongue is richer in words setting forth sins, than in words setting forth graces. It is probable that politics in mainly accountable for this fact "America is richer every working day by at leaBt $4,000,000," according to Parson Jenks. As there are 80, 000,000 people in America, your share is one-half of one cent. Are you get 'ting it? Zp'H-l L-.'Swv.A'iV'-at The published table showing that 'John L. Sullivan "earned" $397,000 during his ring career is interesting and instructive but not nearly sc much so as the fact that John hasn't any of It now. Nicholas may be a cruel autocrat but when a man is just going to move into a new house and the cook finds the coal bin full of dynamite, there is something to be said for him if he 'loses bis temper. It is commonly believed that women ihave stronger attachments than men, but this is an error. A man is often strongly attached to an old hat, but .who ever heard of a woman being strongly attached to one? New York wireless telegraph op erators have found out that the God dess of Liberty has been intercepting their dispatches. The senders of pri vate messages fear that, womanlike, the goddess can't keep a secret,.. a A Tadium clock constructed to run 2,000 years would be unsatisfactory. The man who had to wind it up twen ty centuries hence would complain as loudly about it as you do about hav ing to wind up your house clock once week- SkmMikz Mr. Kipling's belief that the auto mobile has benefited mankind physi cally, mentally and spiritually, has a partial support from facts. The auto has benefited a good many person? spiritually if they were poor ChriB tianB when run down. Washington. The United States government has informed the foreign office at Tangier that it will send a representative to the international conference on, Mor occan reforms. The jegitl period of thirty days hav ing elapsed since the death of Secre tary Hay, the mourning stationery upon which all of the business of the state department has been written was withdrawn Monday. The Italian minister to the United States and Italian consuls throughout the country have been instructed by the minister of foreign affairs to dis courage Italians from accepting em ployment on the Isthmus of Panama. The executive committee of the isth mian canal commission have about de cided to suspend any attempt at dig ging the canal until better prepared for the work. The present sanitary arrangements will be reformed. Chief Engineer Stevens will live at Culebra or A«ncon. "1 Casualty. A Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul freight train struck a buggy west of Freeport, 111., killing three women. Thirty thousand pounds of butter and a large stock of cream were de stroyed by fire in the burning of the creamery at Correctionville, Iowa. Loss, $15,000 insured. Charles Messer, a fourteen-year-old boy living at Trout Creek, Mont., ran away from home and was run over by a Burlington freight on which he was trying to beat his way out to Billings, and was killed. ..ji., Lloyd C. Grout, fifteen years old, son of R. A. Grout, traveling auditor of the Rock Island railroad, was struck on the head by a bal! while playing in a game at Cedar Rapids land died six hours later. Seven sailors were killed an eight severely injured by the explosion of a submarine mine during mining prac tice in the Sandbamn roads, near Stockholm. A boat containing the vic tims struck the mine and was blown into the air. A broken axle of a wheel of the smoking car caused the wrecking of the California special on tlie Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad at Lamont, 111., when one man was killed outright, four persons fatally iniured and a score of other passengers re ceived severe injuries- Just for a joke Dave Evans, a miner near Centerville, Iowa, blew the top of his head off, dying almost instantly. His sister, Mrs. Thomas, asked him to unload a gun. Just to frighten her he fired the gun so as to blow off the top of his hat. He thought it would be interesting to play the trick again, but be aimed too low and the charge struck his bead. Mrs. Ida Longstreet, widow of the Confederate general, was thrown from her horse wblle out riding at Gaines ville, Ga. Her foot hung in the stir rup and she was dragged some dis tance. Mrs. Longstreet's right arm was broken apd her bodly badly bruised. She was mounted on a very spirited horse and lost her seat when the animal shied at a passing auto- Sutton Davis, a boy sixteen, while wading and playing in the water at Davis' store, ten miles east of Beau fort, was attacked and eaten by a shart. Davis and others were waist deep in the water. The approach of the shark was not noticed. It threw the boy in the air, caught him in its mouth as he struck the water, pulled him under and disappeared in the deep water. & Foreifn. The widow of Gen. Antonio Maceo died at Santiago de Cuba There have been tremendous rains throughout the whole of Chile and the pros.pects for the wheat crop are bad.' Turkish troops which are advancing toward Sanaa, In Yemen province, have occupied two strong positions in Arabia. Mascagnl has nearly completed a new opera called "Vestia." There are four acts and the scene is in Rome in the time of Tiberius. The members of the Paris municipal government have accepted an invita tion to visit London in October as guests of the London county council. The British second cruiser squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Prince Louie of Battenburg, has sailed to spend three months in American wa ters. The Dutch expedition sent against the rebellious native State of Bonia, in the Island of Cellebes, one of the Sunday Islands in the East Indies, inflicted severe punishment on the na tives, 250 of whom were killed. The fortifications of Badjoewa, one of the chief towns, were razed by the guns of the warships. The United States cruiser Minneapo lis, conveying Rear Admiral Chester, superintendent of the United States naval observatory, and the other mem bers of the American scientific mis sion which will observe the eclipse of the sun Aug. 30, have arrived at Bona, Algeria. A strike of 63,000 Lancashire Cotton operators is threatened owing to the masters' refusal of a 5 per cent ad vance in wages. A ballot on the ques tion of striking was taken. Indica tions are that a majority will favor the strike. -N w, 1 Cbe Hews tfk A Of the OLIeeK V-* Criminal. Mrs. Fred Schneider, aged twenty, whoformerly lived with her aunt in Chicago, committed suicide by drown ing in the St.. Joseph river at St. Jo seph. Mich. Eight women, joint smashers, farm ers' wives, who, with hatchets, cleaned out a joint at Industry, Kar.., have been arrested on a charge of unlawful assembly and destruction of property. Judge Barnes of Chicago sentenced George Plummer, Thomas Kelly and Thomas Sherwin to life in the peniten tiary for the murder of Mike White. Tbe lads also comniitted a number of burglaries. Leola Morton of Cleveland discov ered her father on being awakened by thunder under tl-e influence of chloro form administered by burglars. She summoned help and her father was re vived after an hour's hard work. The trial of State Senator Frank L. Farris on the charge of having ac cepted a bribe to influence his vote in the legislature on the "alum bill," was begun in the circuit court in St. Louis before Judge Samuel Davis. T. M. Casey, cashier of the def inct Salmon & Salmon bank of Clinton, Mo., recently arrested on a charge of forgery, and who has been out under an $8,000 bond, was arrested on a charge of receiving deposits when the bank was insolvent. The deposits ag gregate $4,200. While two women detectives were trying to arrest two women shoplift ers in a department store in Boston, one of the suspects stabbed Miss Edith Thompson, one of the detectives, with a butcher knife. The woman also ac cidentally wounded herself with the same weapon. The alleged shoplifters were arrested. Gabe Wilford, arrested at Helena recently on a charge of enticing Leota Gaines from her home in Wayland, Mo., to Montana, after deserting his wife, left last night in charge of Sher iff Cockens of Clay county, having abandoned his fight against extradi tion. The girl and her father also returned to Missouri. Joseph Barrett, a young man of Bridgeport, Conn., was held for the superior court in bonds of $500 cbargGd with manslaughter in causing the death of Lillian Brabner. a four teen-year-old girl, by drowning, on July 9. Barrett is accused of having abandoned the girl in deep water while bathing at Seaside Park. General.' President T- D. Ewing of Corning Academy, formerly president of Par sons college at Fairchild, Iowa, is dead. Henry Robinson, disbursing clerk of the house of representatives, died at his home at Mercer, Pa., from a tuber cular affection of the bowels. The San Jose scale has invaded Vir ginia for the first time, and fruit trees are suffering. Peach and plum trees particularly are affected, and in some Instances the trees are. dying. Dell Stewart, ex-mayor of Osceola, Iowa, and formerly district judge of Iowa, died at a hospital in Portland, Ore., as the result of an operation. Death was sudden and unexpected. The city council of Evcnston, the fashionable residence suburb of Chi cago, made an appropriation for the purchase of a pack of bloodhounds with which to track thieves and hold up men. Secretary of State Root and Col. William Carey Sanger, former assist ant secretary of war, accompanied by Mr. Root's sons, Elihu, Jr., and Ed ward, sailed for Labrador. They ex pect to be absent a month. Contracts have been signed in Port land, Ore., for the sale of the French Glenn ranch in Harney county, com prising 164,000 acres, to the Co-opera tive Christian federation. The consid eration is $1,800,000, the first install ment to be paid within thirty days. The ranch is sixty miles long and twenty-five miles wide. Judge Byington, in the district court, at Iowa City, Iowa, dismissed an ac tion to dissolve the corporate exist ence of the Amana society, said to be the largest communistic organization in existence. The society owns im mense interests, chiefly farm lands and factories. It was alleged that the society was exceeding its rights as a benevolent institution. The anti-oleomargarine bill won an other victory in the federal courts in Chicago. Judge Grosscup gave a de cision adverse to William J. Moxley in his latest attempt to get around the law, and ruled he must pay the full 10-cent tax on all colored oleomar garine. In this case Mr. Moxley had paid the tax, amounting to $36,000, under protest, and brought suit to re cover it. Mr. Moxley will take the case to the United States court of ap peals. Work on the Alaskan Central rail way will be carried on all winter, as the climate of the coast belt is never severe. Including the engineers and all classes of*'men, there, are about 1,200 men now employed in building the Alaska Central railway. The board of inquiry appointed by Admiral Goodrich to hear evidence pertaining to the disastrous boiler ex plosion on the gunboat Bennington in San Diego harbor, convened on board the flagship Chicago at San Diego. It is understood that the session will be secret *. HISTORY MADE AT OYSTER BAY RUSSIAN AND JAPANESE ENVOYS INTRODUCED BY THE PRES IDENT. OCCASION WAS IMPRESSIVE MARKED SIMPLICITY AND FRANKNESS CHARACTERISTIC OF NATION. PROPOSES A NOTABLE TOAST PRESIDENT EARNESTLY PRAYS FOR JUST AND LASTING PEACE. Oyster Bay, Aug. 8. —History was made Saturday in Oyster Bay. Rus sians and Japanese clasped bands and greeted one another with an outward evidence of cordiality, and for the first time since nations began to have relations one with another, an execu tive of a great power received the en voys of two belligerent countries on a mission of peace. President Roosevelt, on behalf of the United States and its people, ex tended formal greetings to the repre sentatives of Russia and Japan, intro duced the plenipotentiaries to one an other and entertained them at an elab orate luncheon, at which Russians and Japanese fraternized with one another as comrades rather than as enemies. Toast to Peace. During the luncheon President Roosevelt proposed a notable toast, in which he expressed the "earnest hope and prayer, in the interest not only of these two great powers, but of all civ ilized mankind, that a just and lasting peace may be speedily concluded be tween them." The occasion was impressive. It was attended not by pomp and cere mony, but Dy a simplicity and frank ness characteristic of the president and the people of America. Due honor was paid to tbe dis tinguished guests of the president and the country, and they were received with all the dignity to which thfir ex alted rank entitled them. Aftjr the ceremonies the Japanese on the Dolphin, and the Russians on the Mayflower, left ior Portsmouth, N. H. Witte Leaves Mayflower 1 Newport, R. 1., Aug. 8. The con verted yacht Mayflower, with Mr. Witte and Baron Rosen on board, ar rived here late yesterday afternoon and arrangements were made for Mr. Witte to continue to Portsmouth, N. H., by train. The Mayflower was ex pected here about 11 a. m. yesterday, but was delayed by thick weather. The dispatch boat Dolphin, which is conveying the Japanese representa tives to Portsmouth, did not come into, the harbor, but anchored off Brenton's Reef lightship. The commanders of both vessels expected to resume the trip to Portsmouth last night. Portsmouth Is Ready. Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 8.—After a day of activity in the navy yard, the finishing touches in preparation for the peace conference were made late yesterday afternoon and everything is now in readiness both on the inside and the outside of the large new naval stores building where the plenipoten tiaries are to be received Tuesday, and where they are to hold their daily ses sions thereafter. The second floor of the building is to be occupied by the peace missions. Every available room In the hotel where the missions are to be quar tered has been taken. The city is filled with a small army of newspaper correspondents, representing, in addi tion to tbe press associations and the great dailies of the United States, journals in Europe and Japan. Program Is Changed. Newport, R. I., Aug. 8.—Instead of arriving at Portsmouth on Monday, the vessels placed at the disposal of the Russian and Japanese peace dele gations will probably not reach that city before Tuesday morning. The ships arrived off Newport late yester day afternoon,d and the converte yacht Mayflower, with Mr. Witte and Baron Rofeen, came into port. After a stay of nearly five hours Mr. Witte left for Boston on a special train at 10 p. m. Baron Rosen returned to the Mayflower. Baby Killed by Fly Poison. 'nosnBiv aisja -g 2nv 'inuj -}s two years old, was killed early yester day morning by drinking the fluid from poison fly paper. The coroner investigated the case and decided that the child's death was the result of an accident. Boycott in Yokohama. Yokohama. Aug. 8.—The meeting of Chinese, which, it was announced, would be held yesterday, resolved to boycott American bankers, shippers and insurance agents, hut deferred action with regard to other lines of business. Two Killed in Mine. Cumberland, Wyo., Aug. 8. Two men were killed, two severely and six slightly injured in an accident at Mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific Coal company. RUSSIA'S CROP IN DANGER. Transportation Blockade ana' Fa™ine Have Disastrous Effect. London, Aug. 8.—From an authen tic source it is reported that owing to lack of transportation and storage fa cilities in Russia, the gTain shipping situation is in a precarious condition. This spring transportation at St. Pe tersburg was blocked. At all times tens of thousands of cars were at a standstill Recently a large number of cars were received at St. Peters burg in a fermented condition and were condemned tosbe burned. This blockade not only affects the grain now in storage and in transportation, whereby thousands of car loads will be lost, but the safety of the present crop is also jeopardized, as the outlook at present is that the way cannot be cleared to handle the new crop. LEFT AS HOSTAGE DIES. New York Girl Is Frightened to Death by Footpads. New York, Aug. 8. Left by her sweeiheart as a hostage while he went in search of money to satisfy the de mands of footpads, Lorett.o A PfeiffeT, twenty, of this city, was soon after found in a dying condition on t.hfi doorstep of the residence of ex-Chief of Police Sullivan of North Bergen, N. J., and expired within a few min utes. Her sweetheart, Nicholas Mountray, was arrested when he ap peared at the Hoboken police head quarters to make inquiry about the girl. Doctors Holstein and Lentz, who examined the body, say death was due to heart disease, probablv due to fright. WHISKY RECOVERED. Steamboat, Sunk Fifty-Three Years Ago, Is Found. Bellevue, Neb., Aug. 8.—After lying in the mud and sand of the Missouri river for fifty-three years, the old steamboat City of New Orleans has been uncovered by the recent high water and its cargo of 160 barrels of whisky will probably be recovered. The remains of the boat was found two miles above this place. The find ers have placed guards in charge and are rigging a. derrick above the old hull so that the barrels may be hoist ed out. It. will be necessary to have divers do the work, as a strong cur rent is flowing over the sunken steamer. MORTON IN A WRECK. Automobile Is Disabled, but Car Con ductor is the Only One Hurt. New York, Aug. 8. Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assur ance society, and Mrs. Morton had a narrow escape from serious injury when their automobile ran into an Eighth avenue car. Mr. and Mrs. Morton were on their way across town when in attempting to avoid a south-bound car the wheel slipped and the machine struck the car a glancing blow. The conductor was thrown from the platform and slightly hurt and the automobile was temporarily disabled, but no further damage was done. POLICE HUNT FOR MAYOR. Paterson Executive Accused of Em bezzling $100,000. Paterson, N. J., Aug. 8. Active search is being made by the police lor Mayor William H. Belcher, and de scriptions of the missing man have been sent to every city in the country and to all foreign countries with which the United States has extradi tion treaties. The description of May or Belcher says: "He is wanted for embezzling sums of money from pri vate individuals amounting to $100, 000. The specific charge on which the complaint is made is the embezzle ment of $1,300." COPS HUNT MAD DOGS. Number of Animals Are Killed After One Bites Score. La Crosse, Wis, Aug. 8.—Nearly the entire police force was detailed to hunt down supposedly mad dogs, which were causing terror in several sections of the city. Three were killed by officers and others were shot by their owners before the police ar rived. A canine owned by ClaTk & Clark, liverymen, suffering from what was believed to be a strange form of hydrophobia, bit more than a score of dogs, chickens and other animals, all of which died or had to be killed Senator Farris Acquitted. Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 8.—State Senator Frank H. Farris was yester day acquitted by a iury in the circuit court on a charge of bribery in con nection with a bill introduced at the session of the state legislature in 1901 to repeal the statute prohibiting the use of alum in the manufacture of baking powder, commonly known as the "alum bill." Fell in Creek and Drowned. Menomonie, Wis., Aug. 6.—The cor oner's jury found that Mrs Isaac Friedman, who was found floating in Wilson creek, died of heart failure while preparing to take a bath, and fell into the creek. The body floated in less than a day. Runaway Team Kills Child. Flaxton, N- D., Aug. 6.—Joseph, the three-year-old son of J. Manson, a farmer living near this place, was in stantly killed yesterday afternoon by a runaway team. GOVERNMENT TO TAKE CHARGE WILL DIRECT FIGHT AGAINST YELLOW FEVER IN THE SOUTH. APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT HOPED THAT GOVERNMENT CON. TROL WILL REVIVE CON FIDENCE. PATROL BOATS ARE SEIZED LOUISIANA NAVAL MILITIA CAP-Si®, TURES TWO MISSISSIPPI BOATS. New Orleans, Aug. G-—Fever report, tip to 6 p. m.: New cases 43 Total cases to date 475 Deaths yesterday & Total deaths to date 8tf New sub-foci 10 Total, sub-foci 7& The record for the day is a surprise, as many confidently looked for a. larger number of new cases in view of Thursday's large report. There is a larger proportion of non-foreign., names in yesterday's list than has ap peared yet, and that is the only phase of the report that causes any uneasi ness, for it shows that the disease is if making its way among other elements of the community. Ask Government to Take Hold. With no intention of admitting the fever situation to be beyond control but in the hope of reviving confidence here and elsewhere in the South of- ficials and business interests decided: yesterday to send a request to Presi dent Roosevelt to have the United States government assume full charge of the struggle now in progress to wipe out yellow fever from New Or leans and Louisiana. The public ap proves the action taken. Expectation is that within the next two days Sur geon General Wymau, with all the re sources of the government, will be en listed actively in t.he campaign. Wyman Will Take Charge. Washington, Aug. 6. President Roosevelt last night forwarded to Sur geon General Wyman, of the public health and marine hospital service, a telegram from Gov. Blanchard -of Louisiana, requesting that the United States government take control of the yellow fever situation in New Orleans. The president directed the surgeoa genera] to take every step in his pow». er to meet the situation in New Or leans, and to notify him what further1 action is advisable and possible for the federal authorities to take. Dr- Wyman will confer to-day with Secretary Shaw, tbe surgeons in the marine hospital service, and others as to the best course to pursue on Gov, Blanchard's request, and on their conclusions Dr. Wyman's report to the president will be based. Patrol Boats Seized. New Orleans, Aug. 6.—The Missis sippi patrol boats apparently thought the appearance of the Louisiaua uaval militia yesterday was purely for effect and not to stop their further depreda tions in Louisiana waters. They found out their mistake when the flag ship of the patrol squadron, the Grace, and another vessel, the Tlpsey, sta tioned at Lake Borgne canal, were seized, their flags hauled down and the officers and crews placed under ar rest. The crew ol the Tipsey will be taken to St. Bernard parish, while the crew of the Grace will be brought to this city, both to await the action of the grand juries of the respective parishes in which their alleged of fences were committed. The Tipsey, accompanied by a launch, was guard ing the mouth of Lake Borgne canal, which connects Lake Borgne with the- Mississippi river, six miles distant. BURNED IN FURNACE. Workman Slips Into Fiery Charcoal Kiln. Marquette, Mich., Aug. 6. John McCarthy, aged thirty-five and mar ried, met a horrible fate here while at work at the Carp River furnace plant of the Pioneer Jron company. Pie was engaged in whitewashing the exterior of a charcoal kiln. He slipped through the opening onto the burning wood be low, where he was quickly smothered and burned to death. Two Girls Fatally Injured. Danville, Ind., Aug. 6.—West-bound Big Four passenger train ran down a horse and buggy driven by the three daughters of Robert Westerfleld here yesterday afternoon, fatally injuring two of the girls, one of whom died later. The other was badly injured- Mob Lynches Two. Hattiesburg, Miss., Aug. 6.—Edward Lewis and Kid George, two negroes, were lynched last night by a mob. The men were charged with being ac cessories to the murder of Convict Guard J. G. Smith yesterday. Kills Wife and Self, ,-r La Porte', Ind., Aug. 6.—David Reed of Hamlet, fifty years old, vesterday shot and killed 'his wife and walked four miles to Kankakee river and flrowned himself. No reason is known for the act.