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AS SEEN AT TAKU.
North' Dakota Boy at Taku, Writes 1 Hit Impressions of the Far Eastern i.V Question. Agricultural College Student on the Transport Grant Writes to Presi* dent Worst. Types of the Soldiery of Various Nations as Now Seen in China., M. C. Henry, a former agricultural college student, is now In the army service, and is on the transport Grant at Taku, from which place he writes President Worst: I am interested in the eastern ques tion, and this gives me an opportunity to study 'the conditions ait close range. I also have the privilege of staying at this end of the route in case I see an opportunity to better myself. My darnings at present in this service are $50 per month, with board and room free, and as we are at sea most of the gives a chance to save some money time, our expenses are small and that for 'the future use. I have good offi cers over me, am on a good ship, live well and my work is not overhard, so why Shouldn't I be contented? This also gives me 'the privilege uf seeing parts of the world that I other wise would never 'have seen. For in stance, this 'trip to China is worth a great deal to me and is a rare op portunity to get an insight into the vflaiys of the different nations, which are at present laying siege to the cap ital of China—Pekin. When the Philippine question was first laid before the public, now over two years ago, I remember of reading a short article written on this subject by a soldier then serving in Manila. In this article he urged that the re tention of the islands was the only thing to do, because in the first place tihey were a valuable possession to the United States, and for the second he added: "It will only be a matter of a short time till the Chinese empire will share the fate of Rome of old, and the Philippines will make a good base for the United States when it comes to divide China, in which latter process the United States certainly ought to come in for a share." At the time of writing that article, I don't suppose the writer knew how soon his words would come true but," if he was here at Taku, Ohiina, today, he would have good cause to shake hands with him self and exclaim with pride: "Didn't I tell you long ago tlsat the days of -the Chinese empire were numbered." "The first thing that impresses the visitor to Taku is the large force on water displayed here. Every nation In Europe which has amy fleet at all is represented by from one to fifteen warships, and all told there are fifty four warships in Taku harbor, repre senting eight different nations. Be sides these warships each nation has a number of transports and supply ships. England alone has today 21 transports in this bay and all told there must be over 200 vessels col lected here within a radius of ten miles. This bay of Taku is really the mouth of the Pedho river. On the south bank is located the town of Taku and 27 miles up is Tien Tain, and about 00 mil& from there is Pekin, the capital of China. The fighting at •the present 'time is between Tien Tsln and Pekin, and as the object in view is to get to Pekin, the seat of govern ment, it is very natural that the Chin ese should contest the ground stub bornly, which they must be doing judging from the number of dead and -wounded brought in every day. This ground thlat the allied forces are fight ing on now is the same territory over which the Chinese and Japanese war was fought only a few years ago. "The present trouble in China arose, as 1 understand it, from the Chinese government's inability to protect the different foreign 'legations against the so-called "Boxers," and it was the ob ject of the powers to step in and fur nish protection until the country could be under control of its proper govern ment Now, it appears that the al lied forces are fighting not only "Boxers," but also the imperial troops, and in'my mind there is no question but that this is a deep laid plot to overthrow the Chinese government and then make a big land grab out of it These combined forces are supposed to act In unison and as far as advanc' Ing toward Pekin they certainly act together, but from different motives. If you could see the hatred and ill will the different nations show each other, openly, mind you, you would not for once doubt they were, fighting each other Instead of a joint enemy. The feeling is especially bitter between Japan and Russia, and the other na tioos take sides, ot course. England, Japan and the United States are on •one aide of the fence, as It were, while Russia la the main one on the other .siae. As Russia has the largest army /here ot any ol the nations, she is nat urally high-handod and overbearing, but the little Japs take all his insults and say nothing, but patiently await their opportunity. "To every one who has been among tfle forces, there seems to be no ques tion but that this is only the bekinning of an international war, and Just what part the United States will play in that game, will be hard to determine. "It is a sight long to be remembered •to see the troops of different nations all mixed together. Here you find a group of swarthy, bearded Russians, with their long boots and slouchy looking uniforms there is a bunch of pale-faced, small, clgarette-snjoking Frenchmen over yonder is a group of Bnitish India native troops with their faves and red turbans, a magnificent set of men and mounted on splendid horses. England has only one white regiment here. All her other troops are either British India or Britbh China troops. The wizen-faced Ital ians are seen occasionally, but their languid looks and lazy movements spoil their soldierly appearance. On the other hand are the sons from the "Vaterland," the burly German, and to see their independence and taciturn air one recalls the poem "Mein self un Cott. Austria has a few marines here, but they are in a part of the city re mote from the rest, so I have not seen them ashore, but I have seen them aboard their warships. The neatest iwtle fellows of them all and the ones that eeeni to stand the hardships best are the little Japs. The Japanese soldier will march all day with his gun and ammunition and when night comes he does not need to wait for his commissary to catoh up. He has his commissary right with him in the shape of a small bag of rice hanging from a strap over his shoulder. These Japs make fine soldiers, and when ever Russia bumps up against them as she evidently will, she will find a hard nut to crack I am sure. This is different from our war in the Phil ippines, and here is where one gets the real idea of what war is like, in its worst form. The entire country from Taku to where the troops are at the present time is a desolate waste. Ete fore this trouble it was a prosperous country with villages and farms all around. Today a iew ruins repre r. tail at is left of this valley. The inhabitants have all fled inland, or to the mountains, for the destroying of tiaeir homes was not always the worst tning that could befall them. A far worse fate awaited them if they fell !.tc the hands of a relentless victor, for it is a fact that some of the men composing some of the armies of Eu rope are worse than savages. An in stance to illustrate: All moving of supplies that cannot be done by ailroad or boat is done by Chinese coolies who are inhabitants of the country, but failed to get away when the trouble started. When any work is to be done, a detachment of sol diers is sent out to "round up" the Cheno." Any Chinaman who is not actually working for somebody else is gathered in. This practice is carried on by all the nations, and is one of the necessities of war. But now comes the terrible part. Most oi them pay these coolies a sxiall wage, or at least feed them but the French and Russians do not even feed them, but work them till they can stand up no longer, when they .run a bayonet through them and throw their bodies in the river. I did not at first believe this, but it has been vouched for by men whose authority I cannot doubt. Such are the conditions here at present, and what the future may bring, who shall know? We will wait, and time will tell." WEAK NERVES Weak nerves mean thin blood, and fcliin blood means an unhealthy stom ach. To strengthen the nerves and purify the blood Hostetter's Stomach Bitters should be taken faithfully, It will not fail to cure constiipation, indigestion, dyspepsia, nervousness, and prevents malaria, fever and ague. Why not get well at once by trying the Bitters. See that our private (revenue stamp covers the neck of the bottle. Be Sure You Get The Genuine Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. The library of the late Professor Biinsen, the great chemist of Heidel berg, Will probably be brought to the United States, as it was sold not long ago to Gustav Teck, an extensive dealer in old books in Leipslc, who is 'understood to have acted for persons 1 nthis country. Mrs. J. S. Huffman of Walhalla has received word from her brother that the body of their father who perished in the Galveston disaster,, has been recovered and was on the way home for burial. It doesn't require a vast amount of strain nthe mental organs to recall the fact that the democrats in con gress voted to continue imperialism In Hawaii. •:^rm BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. WORK IS TELLING. Good Work of the Republicans is Tell ing in the Campaign in the Eastern States. Prospects for Republican Succsss Grow Brighter, and Republicans Hard at Work. Fight Necessary for the Coutrol of Con gress, and a Vigorous one Will be Made. Washington, Oot. 5.—From the Washington point of view, everything has been looking very much more en couraging for the republican party the last week than at any time during the campaign. The hard, work that' the republicans have been doing is telling in every direction. In the east the states which the democrats say are doubtful, and which they think they can carry, and must carry, in or der to win,, are New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware. We will probably hear of them claiming Connecticut and New Jersey, but very few have had the nerve to make any such assertion. In all the eastern states many things have been looking up very much for the republicans. We§t Virginia and Delaware are sure to vote the republican ticket There is no question about New York. Mary land is still in doubt, but the apathy of the republicans has disappeared, and the business men and laboring men have begun to see that their in terests may be imperiled by the elec tion of Bryan, and they are coming out strongly in favor of McKinley and prosperity. Croker is still claiming the election of Bryan and also that he will carry New York for the Nebraska man. As a matter of fact, Croker has no judg ment in national politics whatever. There was a time when he was well versed regarding affairs in New York aty, and probably now knows a great deal about them. In the days when he knew the most, however, he got out and circulated among the people and found out what they were think ing about. Now only a very few peo ple approach Croker, and they nearly all tell him glowing tales, because ho hates to listen to anything disagree able. In this he has assumed an im perial position, and nobbing but what is pleasant can be told the imperial boss of the isew York democracy. As a matter of fact, Croker's judgment is bad. It was bad at Kansas City. It bad now. He simply does not know the situation. Nobody believes in the genuineness of the alleged bets (hat he has made. They are prob ably what is known as "wash" bets. Senator Piatt was over here in Wash ington the other day, and he cheered up the republicans here a great deal by showing conclusively that New York was safe. At tne same time there shou'ld be no lack of interest by the business .men, the merchants, me chanics, farmers or laboring men, be cause over-confidence might mean disaster, and the full republican vote is necessary to stamp out the last ves tige of Bryanism 'in this country. There seems to be no dou'bt about McKin'ley's election. There seems to be some doubt about the next house of representatives. It is pointed out, however, that the presidency has al ways carried the 'house with it, save in the election of 1870, when Hayes had a majority of one in the electoral college, while Tilden had a very large plurality of the popular vote. Of course, the 'house might be carried along with the presidency if the trend towards republicanism is very large. But a great many districts may send democratic congressmen, although voting the republican ticket. The south, of course, is a handicap of 114 votes to start with, and the democrats have to carry only 82 northern dis tricts, east and west, to secure the house. If any of the big states are at all close on the presidential ticket, it would not be surprising to see that number of democrats elected in north ern states. Still the house is not lost, and it must be fought for. We have been hearing a great deal from anti-expansionists about imper ialism. A man making some investi gations recently dug up a speech of Allen G. Thurman's, delivered in 1848, in which he denounced everybody generally as traitors who were op posed to the annexation of the terrl tory acquired from Mexico after the war with that country. In the haiig oi congress, about 1830, Stephen A. Douglas called Columbus Delano a traitor because the latter still criti dsed the conquest of the territory from Mexico. Thurman and Douglas were leading democrats of their time. They were expansionists—what the democrats of today try to call "im perialists." W. A. Clark, who was forced to re sign his seat in the senate from Mon tana, and who was a candidate for re election, is quoted in a recent inter view as saying that both the Dakota*, Wyoming and the entire Pacific coast Wide World OCT. 12, 1900. Nothing In the has suoh a reoordfor ab solutely ourlng female Ilia and kidney troubles aa baa Lydla Em Plnkbam'a Vegetable Compound. MetHolnos that are ad vertised to oure every thing oannot bo spool floe for anything* Lydla Em Plnkham's Vegetable Compound will not euro every kind of III' noss that may afflict men, women and children, but proof Is monumental that It will and does oure all the Ills peculiar to womenm This Is a fact Indisput able and oan bo verified by more than a million women• If you are slok don't ex periment, take the modl olno that has the record of the largest number of ouresm Lydia E. Pinkham Med. Co* Lym, Maw. will vote for the republican ticket, be cause of the prosperity that has come to that sectlton. Clark might include Montana, Idaho and Utah, although he claims they will go for Bryan, as they have enjoyed as much prosperity as the other states. AFTER GERMANS. MAX WIPPERMAN MAKING A PERSONAL CAMPAIGN AMONG THE GERMANS. Max Wipperman, the democratic, candidate tor governor, is paying a good deal of personal attention to the counitry west of the Missouri river. Wipperman is of German descent, and there is a large sprinkling o£ Ger mans in the west Missouri popula tion. In Morton county, which is usually republican by a large major ity, there are several distinctly Ger man settlements, anu it. is to these that Wipperman is giving his atten tion. He was up at New Salem a few days ago consorting with the Germans there. The fusionists realize that there is no hope of electing their ticket through disaffection of republicans in the Red River valley alone. If the Missouri slope returns its normal ma jorities. Wipperman will probably poll a large vote in his home county of Richland, notwithstanding the fact that the county will suffer in its rep resentation in the next state conven tion, where the apportionment will be based on the smallest vote for any republican candidate. He will also poll a good vote in Waslh county, but outside of these two counties there are no majorities in sight for bun. The central part of the state is solid for White. The slope country re turn's a normal republican majority of several thousand. The best Wipper man could expect to get is a stand-oil even if Grand Forks, Traill, Richland, Pembina and the other big counties returned fewer republican votes than usual." The fusionists see that there is no hope, even for Wipperman if they cannot get a share of the republican votes for their candidal? in the west ern part of the state. Wipperman is making a personal campaign. He is no speeehmaker, but he can get out among the voters and be cordial fel low. His plan of campaign seems to be to make votes for himself and let the other candidates on the ticket hustle for themselves. While Wipperman is electioneering in the western part of the state and letting prohibition alone, the state enforcement league is working the prohibition sentiment in the valley in favor of Carmody, another candidate on the fusion ticket, who wanes to be elected attorney general. The league is out in a card asking all prohibition ists to vote for Carmody, and of course, against Comstock, the repub lican candidate. The fusionists are working both ends of the state against the middle, hoping thus to get votes for both Wipperman and Carmody. The republicans insist that the pledge for the enforcement of the pro hibition law in the state platform is a guarantee 'that Mr. Comstock, their candidate for attorney general, will do his duty if elected. TAKES A LOOKOUT. Chattanooga, Tenn., Oot 5.—Prohi bltion Candidate Wooley arrived here this morning and visited Lookout and in the afternoon made an address. The strength of a lion has been shown to average only CO per cent of the strength of a tiger. WORK BEING PUSHED. After Many Delays the Brick Work on the Sheridan is Being Pushed Interior and Exterior Work Progress ing on the Remodeling of the Hotel, (From Friday's Daily.) After a number of delays, caused by changes in plans, replacing of mate rials originally selected with new, and other circumstances over which the contractors, Messrs. Gllneburg & Lo vin, have no control, the work on the n&w hotel is being pushed rapidly now. The brick work 'is rising rap idly, with a number of brick masons at work raising the wall. The brick a light red, uniform in color, and laid in with redl mortar,, which gives the building the appearance of a pressed brick exterior, and will flniaii handsomely. The wall is a four inch veneer, and the brick are held to the outside framework with spikes, driven into the studding every few courses of brick and the brick laid about them. This will make a solid and lasting wall that will never crumble or sag away from the wood work. On the track side of the hotel, and about the annex foe the servants quarters the trick are laid half way up the side r»f the building.' There has been a good beginning made all around. The win dow frames on the lower floor have been set and an idea may be obtained of the appearance of the building, with plate glass windows 7x10 feet all along the lowec floor. These are set in with handsome and substantial stone sills, as are all the windows on the street side of the building. With the red brick and lighter colored sand stone for trimming, the appearance 'ol the building will be .handsome indeed. The office and the dining room, which will face the street, will be sev eral feet above the street level, afford ing. a fine view. The dining room is to be larger than the old, both in width and length, and will not have a pillar or pdst in it. The office will be larger than before. The entrance is at the corner, and the door reached by a flight of stone steps. Hardwood and tile for the floors will complete the interior finish and rival anything in the state. The arrangements of the interior will be much changed. The kitchen is a one story annex, separated from the building by partitions and remov ing any possibility of odors of the kitchen through the hotel. The ser vants quarters -will also be a separate annex. There is a servants dining room adjoining. Several commodious sample rooms will be arranged for. The basement, which extends under the entire building, will afford room for lavatory, first class barber shop and bath room, and a number of other, con veniences. The wiring for the electric lights, bells, annunciators, etc., is nearly com pleted. The wiring is thorough and every convenience has been provided for in the way of electrical fixtures. The plumbing will be thorough all through the hotel. With the work now well under way, it is not thought there will be any further delays, but that in a month o: ro, the city will have nearly completed one of the finest hotels in the- state. PROVE ALL THINGS. This Old, Old Command ia Easy to Fulfil in This Vicinity. To win a wager an English Marquis stood on London bridge and offered for an hour British sovereigns (£"j) for five shillings ($1.25). He could not find a customer. .here are several good reasons why the ordinary mortal could not be induced to buy, but no reason can be given why the reader will not accept the following convinc ing proof about Doan's Kidney Pills. Read this: Mr. John Hyatt, city street com missioner, Fergus Falls, Minn., says: "In the spring of 1898 I procured Doan's Kidney Pills for Mrs. Hyatt. She complained a great deal about her back and suffered severely from ihe slightest exertion. The kidneys did not perform their functions naturally, and generally speaking, from the lan guor and depression which clung to her, there was considerable evidence of derangement of the kidneys. After taking a course of the treatment the trouble disappeared. We have every faith in Doan's Kidney Pills and are only too pleased to recommend them to any one requiring such a remedy." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents per -box. Poster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no substitute. A correspondent of the London Times estimates that tne population of London in 1901 will be 0,140,000 and 7,000,000 in 1921. 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The average daily attendance was The percentage of attend ance was There were "u cases ot tardiness and o7" minutes of tardiness. The eighth grade. Miss Setttle, teacher, was the only entire grade having no tardiness for the month. Mrs. Cas selman's division of tne Sixth grade had no tardiness. The attention of newspapers and educators throughout 'the state is called to the fact that St. Mary's parochial school enrolls about 1011 pupils and in commenting on the school enrollment as indicative of growth of population the public school enrollment should be increased by 1110 and that will give the school population. The first month of the school year' has 'been favorable for school work be cause cf ccol weather and rapid pro gress Las been made. There are very few non-residents tnis year owing, no doubt, to the fail ure ocro :j and none of the rooms are over cvjwded. in fact the number is below the average, which is favorable to good work. Tlure are in actual attendance in the three 'high school classes lis pupiis, 71 having been enrolled. All are pur suing the regular high school courses. Three 1m ve withdrawn for various rea sons.. The work starts off in a way that indicates a good year's work. WILTOBJTEMS. Prospective Improvements in the Ma chir.ery for Working the Coal Mine. Coal from the New Mines Giving Satis faction on Locomotives—Some Wheat Yields. (From the Xews.) General Manager E. C. Washburn ca.lcd o:i the Neivs yesterday and saia. subi'C-antially, that in a shore time the new coal mine would be operated oy electricity. The old plant of th.. Hughes Elej r:e L.gh Co.. has beon purchased by tne Washburn company and arrj.ngemer.T-s will b: made to be gin .o move the plant to Wilton ne\: Monday. Csal from the new mine is now be ing used in tne locomotives on the road and gives excellent satisfaction. It is said to make a hotter firs and a les sor quantity is consumed than for merly used from the Ecklund mine. Mr. Washburn further stated that there was a greater demand for the coal than the output of the mines could hope to supply under the most favorable circumstances. Extensive are the improvements at the new mine. A new bridge has been constructed and the engine placed on the south side of the tracK, and now about thirty tons a day is being taken out. Owing to heavy roads causing difficulty in securing teams, the Ecklund mine has been un able to furnish more than forty tons a day at the track, this week. J. E. Johnson, who has charge of A1 Schallern's, of Mandan, threshing rig, called at the office this week. He stated, that A. M. Johnson of Ghylin township had considerable flax which turned out 12 bushels per acre, while Mr. Ghylin had wheat, some of which yielded 1G and some 20 bushels per acre. Work of excavating under Hot'! Wilton was commenced Thursday afternoon. The contract for the ex cavation and construction of a base ment, 10x42, was let to Gllneburg At Ldvin, Bismarck contractors, and the work will be speedily pushed. rywft