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
If honesty is "old-fashioned," -why
that ancient tale of Diogenes and his
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
The Shah of Persia spent $1,000,000
during a week's vacation. He must
have been staying at. one of those New
Having played its small thinking
part in the great international dTama
Robmania may retire behind the
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
The United States government has
informed the foreign office at Tangier
that it will send a representative to
the international conference on, Mor
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Cbe Hews tfk A Of the OLIeeK
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 *.
AT OYSTER BAY
RUSSIAN AND JAPANESE ENVOYS
INTRODUCED BY THE PRES
OCCASION WAS IMPRESSIVE
MARKED SIMPLICITY AND
PROPOSES A NOTABLE TOAST
PRESIDENT EARNESTLY PRAYS
FOR JUST AND LASTING
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
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
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,
Witte Leaves Mayflower
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
TO TAKE CHARGE
WILL DIRECT FIGHT AGAINST
YELLOW FEVER IN THE
APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT
HOPED THAT GOVERNMENT CON.
TROL WILL REVIVE CON
PATROL BOATS ARE SEIZED
LOUISIANA NAVAL MILITIA CAP-Si®,
TURES TWO MISSISSIPPI
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
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.
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