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ABILENE WEEKLY BEIXECTOB, ABILENE, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 6, 1907.
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Flrst-clais Appointments, Pullmans, Harvey Meals, Block Signals, etc., on Santa Fe. ffattonal Irrigation rpnsreis ewramwito fept t-T Bend for folder F. 8. SALLS, Agent, The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rr., , , Abilene, Kas. TO California Oregon Washington VIA EVERY DAY Sept. 1 to Oct. 81, 1907 One-Way Colonist ntM are im rtTwtt to Aon FrawHaro, I tnrrte fto4 Many otbwr UtU font la pot d is. To Portland, Tuooma, SMltl and ntneMoMr Oregon aa4 WaaaiagUHi polo la. union pacific Inquire of 8. H. PAUL. Agent. NEBRASKA'S FIRST PRIMARY State and County Officers Will Be Nominated Under Law Passed Last Winter. Lincoln, Neb:, Sept. 2. Nebraska on Tuesday next will have Its first trial of direct primary method of nominating state and county officers. The law enacted"by the last legisla ture does away with all nominating conventions for city, county, and state,-and the state wide primary Is to have Its initial test. Nebraska this fall elects an asso ciate Justice of the supreme court, a railroad commissioner and two re gents of the state university. OutBlde the larger towns there is little Inter est, the primary and the expectation Is that the vote will be light, partly because of the off-year appathy and partly because of the unfamlliarity of the voters with the new system. Five tickets will be represented on the primary ballot republican, demo crat, populist, prohibition and social ist there has been practlctlcally no strife among any of the candidates, save that, for Justice of the supreme court on the republican ticket, and there are only two candidates of that party, present Justice Samuel H. Sedgwick and M. B. Reese. Their strength Is thought to be not far different Spanking Exploded the Cap. Sheboygan, WIS., Sept 2. Mr. Fred Wlaras, living at Bear Point on Croked Lake, near this city, was erely Injured, and her seven year old son was probably fatally hurt, when a dynamite cap In the boy's bip pocket exploded while the mother waa spanking him for a minor offense. The little boy had been out in the field where his father was using dyna mite to blow up stumps, and had slip ped one of the percussion caps which Mr. WUiuuns waa using. In his pocket. He later returned to the house, where his mother called him to be punished tor some childish misdemeanor. Mrs. Williams need a shingle aa the In strument of punishment The first blow from the shingle exploded the cap (n the boy's pocket, and the ex plosion tore a large hole In his hip, from which he la believed to be dying. The mother lost two fingers and re ceived a number-of minor wounds about Jier face and body. ante Fe Will Move Troop. Topeka, Bept 1. The contract to move the 18th lofactry regiment from Fort Leavenworth to Baa Francisco has beea let to the Baste Fe. The start will be made September IS. There will be three assets! trains, special freight and a cooking ear with each train. No stops will be made. AU the soldiers have beea vaccinate and prepared for Philippine THE THIRD DOUMA Preliminary Election In Progress ' for the Selection of Another Russian Parliament. AROUSIKB LITTLE INTEREST Laws So Arranged That Body la Sympathy With Emperor Will Probably Be Selected Thla Time. St Petersburg, Sept I. Prelimi nary elections for the third Russian Douma, widen meets November 14 are now. In full progress, the voters being engaged In the several steps leading up to the selection of the provincial electorial colleges which meet September 14 to choose parll mentary representatives. Although the final step in the elections Is only fortnight away, public Interest Is far less than in the two previous campaigns. This Is due In part to the natural decline of Interest In the third meeting of the new Institute but more largely to the changes In the electoral law affecting the hitherto dominant position of the advanced liberal and Judical parties, which have played the principal role, and embraced the most prominent leaders In the political struggle. Although these parties have rejected the proposal to boycot , the elections, their Interest In the selec tion of a body which they do not hope to control naturally has suffered, the third douma, however, Is looked upon here as settling the fate of Russia' experiment In parlimentary govern ment. Although definitely committed to the Ideal of representatives institu tions, the emperor was grieved and disappointed by the results of the second elections, neither of which pro duced a body capable of working In harmony with his chosen advisers and should the changes In the elec tion law still fall to bring forth more satisfactory Institution the con vocation of a fourth douma during the present crises would be problematical. Under the new law, the Intent of which is to eliminate, so far as pos sible the revolutionary and Ignerant elements which brought about the downfall of the first two parliaments reliance has been placed on the land owners and property holding city dwellers whom experience has proven to be the most conservative class In Russia, and the uneducated peasantry who were given an exceptional status In the first suffrage scheme, but whose representatives, easily swayed by revolutionary arguments and the cry of "free Ian" ha)e been relegat ed to a subordinate position. This has been accomplished, not by dis franchising any class of voters, but by altering the proportions of representa tion In the provincial electorial col leges, the number of peasant electors, who formerly predominated In every college, being reduced to a small frac tion of their original strength, while the representatives of the land hold ing and business classes have been Increased to give them an absolute majority in each province. City vot ers have been divided into two cate forles on a property basis, the richer majority being given an equal repre sentation with the poorer masses. The camoaiKn has shown that many land owners are men ot progressive views and the presence of a consider able representation of liberal and even revolutionary elements Is as sured, but It is already apparent that the third douma will be far more mod erate than it's predecessors, made up largely of men whose Interests are with the maintenance, or gradual de velopments of the existing order. This comprises the mass of law pro jects submitted to the first and sec ond douma but practically no new or startling legislation. Elements of weakness In the coming douma are already evident The conservative candidates although embracing many men of education and refinement are without political or parliamentary ex perience, having been barred from participation In the earlier develop ment of legislative Institutions by the wave of radical rentlment EMPEROR BRAVED DANGER Appeared In Public In St. Peters- bury Second Tune In Two Yeari Attended Dedication of a Church- City Wat Searched, Traffio Sus pended and Troops Were There. St Petersburg, Sept 1. For the second time since "red Sunday, (January 22, 1906) Empeior Nicholas Sunday entered the capital to attend .lie consecration of church to the iiemory of his grandfather Alexander I. who was assassinated In March SSI on the spot' where he edifice Vas raised. The date of the trip co ncldlng with the conspiracy trial Just ,-Iosed here, plainly mm designed to -alse the loyalty of the army and the 'iple. It waa a complete success ind no untoward Incident occured ;'he police neglected no precaution to insure the safety oi the emperor nnc, even went so far as to thoroughly search the city and Inspect the pass ports of suspicious Individuals. Gend armes were stationed In every window 'aclng the route over which the raperlal procession passed, and jwners of houses were forbidden to pcn windows under pain of a heavy fine. Bridge and river traffic was en t'r.ly suspended, the banks of the N'eva were lined with marine guard and torpedo boats patrolled the river. The Imperial party arrived from Peterhoff unannounced not a single jalute being fired during their whole stay. The emperor and his party dis embarked from a yacht at the admlr' ilty and entered an unconsplcuous aunch, landing at the Grand Duke Constantino's palace. Thence they proceeded the remainder of the way to the memorial church in carriages. Though the church faces the Nevsky Prospect, it Is conveniently reached from the Neva across the mars field drill ground, where a new road, flanked by rows of flags, had been made, for their majesties. After two months of dally rains the sky cleared ind the sun shone upon the brilliant icene of nearly a hundred detach lKnta of troops with widely varying iniforms stationed along the line of narch. Tbe emperor's arrival was an nounced by cheers from the troops, he public looking on indifferently, he big church yard whore the imper il party arrived, at the hour set for ;he function, waa picturesquely bord i-red by platoons of crulsslers grana i'i;rs and dragoons in multi-colored uniforms waving plumes, and silver breast plates. "After walking around the church and saluting the guards the emperor entered the. edifice at the south door. The scone Inside was one of great splendor, recalling the old time court balls. TAFT'ATJENVER The Secretary of War Had a Buoy ' Dar la tbe Colorado Capital. OFF FOR YELLOWSTONE PARK With His Family and Party He Will ' Have a Special Train From Vladivostok to St Petersburg. , , ' , Denver, Aug. 10. The most Import ant event of a busy day In Denver for Secretary of War William H. Tad was a speech which ha delivered late Thursday afternoon on the steps of . the state capltol. He closed his stay In this city with a reception given by Yale men at the University club and a dinner at the Brown Palace notei, at which 100 prominent republicans ot the state sat down. At 8 o'clock Thursday night Mr. Taft left for Yellowstone park. Wed nesday the secretary's voice went ,. back on him and he called In a specialist Thursday to treat his throat so he could be heard In the open air. The specialist reported that there - was nothing serious the mutter with Mr. Taft's throat. After leaving Fort Logan Secretary Taft announced that Fort Logan and Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake, would, be made regimental forts. He re marked that-the reservation at Fort Logan Is not large enough to accom modate a brigade. - ' A crowd of several thousand people waited In a drizzling rain for some time on the capltol grounds for Mr. Taft to speak and greeted his talk with frequent bursts of applause. His address In the main was a re petition ot his Columbus speech. He deviated somewhat to reply to the published statements of William J. Bryan on trusts.; He said Bryan wanted to extirpate the trusts. "If be means by this that he wants the trusts dissolved Into their constituent parts." Mr. Taft said, "We do not agree with him. We want the good ones continu ed and the bad ones abolished and all properly regulated." FROM LAKES TO GOLF. - Lumbermen Can Recover Macon, Ga., Sept 2. Judge Emory 8 peer has rendered a decision touch iqg the famous lumber rate case of the Georgia saw mill association against the Southern and the other lines of the Southeastern tariff asso ciation. Judge Speer holds that lum bermen who have suffered from the extra two cent per hundred pounds on Ohio river points and the west are entitled to recover such sums ot the lines as they have beea forced to pay nnder the Increased tariff. The de cision lets In all the lumbermen who were expecting an adjustment" of claims. More than 11,000,000 la In volved and much time will be requir ed for a full hearing of all claims. Railroad Building In Wyoming, Worland, Wyo.. Bept 1. Tbe Chi cago. Burlington ft Quincy's new line which penetrates the eastern part of the Big Horn basin, has beea extend ed 20 miles from Worland to Klrby the west bank of the Big Hons river, where there are immense eoaJ deposits. At Thermopolls, a few mile south, art the big bora hot spring. The extension to Klrby Is a eoatlnuatioa of the Hue from Fraa nte to Worhud. II miles which was completed la record breading time to ad a rush of -bomeeeekers to taw Shoshone Indian Ivmi istlon. rrrigsr Uoa is protreasra rM' This Week Will See Consummation of - Dream of Years of Commercial Enthusiasts. Chicago, Sept. 2. Next Saturday the project of a waterway from the lakes to the gulf, at least a waterway for craft Of the Bmall species will no longer exist as a dram of commercial enthusiasts, but as an established fact . x The first move toward Its practical existence was made Friday, when the valves of ti e celebrated "butterfly" dam, the Inception and construction of which Is original with the engineers of the sanitary district, were opened and for the first time water was allow ed to flow from the drainage canal, which heretofore has terminated at the "Beartrap" dam, where It Joins the Desplalnes river, Into the head race ot the great power plant two miles below. The occasion of the opening of the dam and of the virtual "christening' of the boat canal was In the nature of an event. Trustees of the drainage board and a number of guests from Chicago were present There were also gathered several hundred people from Joliet and Lockport to witness the opening of the dam and the flow of water down the race. New York, Aug. 80. Secretary Wm. . Taft and bis' family will travel In ' special car In a train de luxe on the - tranft-SlhnrtAn mllmnil when thev make the Journey from Vladivostok to " Di. reLersourg nexi novemoer. Ar 1 rangements for that part of the setre tary's world Journey have been made at- Paris and at Vladivostok; by X,. J. Oaroey, American manager' of the ' company which operates the trains de luxe on the great Russian railway. Mr. Garcey has Just returned from Washington, where he conferred with Brig. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards, who is to be one of Secretary Taft's party. The Taft party Is scheduled to leave Vladivostok November 12, according to the Itinerary approved by Secretary Taft. The only stop between Vladl- vostok and Moscow will be at Irkutsk, . , Siberia, on November 16. Moscow will -be reached November 23, and a two days' stop will 'be made there. St Petersburg will be reached November - 26. The secretary's train will con- -sist of a dining car, observation car and three sleepers. Attacked the 'Dentist ' Washington, Bept 2. While under the Influence of gas Sunday prepara tory' to having a tooth extracted, George W. Bowers, aged 28 rose from the chair anLjiolently attacked R. B. Leonard, who was treating him, sev erty beating and knocking him down. The doctor's call for help brought Dr. W. H. Wunder who was treated In similar fashion. Fearing that his life waa In danger. Dr. Wunder - reached for a small hammer near by and used It freely on Bower's head, causing a compound fracture of the skull, Bowers was taken to emergency hos pital and Dr. Wunder waa arrested He waa released In 11,000 bail. Dur Ing the struggle between the three men Bowers wife and a number of women patients werv thrown Into a panic and took flight Bowers will sriver. Another Plague Csse at Prise. . Ban Francisco. Sept I. Tbe health board reports an. additional death from Bubonic pngae, and two addi tional eases ander suspicion since Bt nrday. The death was that of a wom an and occured In Berkley across the bay from Baa Francisco. Escaped from Joliet Joliet, 111., Aug. 30.--Edward Qulnn and Harry Harmon, convicts at the state penitentiary, made a sensational escape last night. Qulnn, one of the most expert safe blowers in the coun try, was serving a 20-year sen tence for burglary. He had eight years to serve. Harmon was received - from Chicago June 12, 1902, for bur glary, under an Indeterminate sen tence. The men, who were nurses In the hospital; sawed through the bars of a hospital window, dropped Into the nrlonn vapf mnA with mn Inw hnnlr .nil rope made from sheets, scaled tltfl walls. They were detected In the act by a watchman, but when the officers were summoned the convicts had die-appeared. Attacked Casa Blanca Again. Paris, Aug, 30. A despatch from Morocco City dated August 25 saya Mulal Haflg mad several changes In his ministry before departing tor the coast and also liberated all tbe pris oners' Incarcerated at Morocco City during the reign of Abdel Azaa. a des patch received her from Vic Ad miral Phlllbert during the afternoon announced that the Moors assailed the allies camp at Casa Blanca Wednes day but were vigorously repulsed. No other details were famished. Rode With Sheridan at Winchester. Chester, Pa., Sept 1 Monroe Gra ham, who was a despatch bearer and courier la the civil war and who rode with. Gen. Sheridan during the famous ride of 20 miles from Winchester, died Saturday night at his home In Village Green. Congo Native Rsfus to work. Brussells, Bept 2. Passenger by the Congo mall steamer which arrived Sunday night report a serious revolt among the Free State natives, who everywhere nave refused to do- work which Is demanded la Hen of taxes. In the Arawlminl district, a white of ficer was attacked and wounded. Several native soldiers also were wounded. The passengers report that punitive expeditions are going out Another Car Shortage. Topeka, Sept I. Complaint from many portions of the state have beea mad to the railroad eommlsslosers that ears cannot be secured to handle the broom corn crop fa Kansas. The crop this year will k about TO too tons, n 10.000 toe were ever last ' year. Kansas ud Oklahoma produce aboet three quarter of th total crop at the Untied States.