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Taos. B. HUKLEV, Publisher.
BOWBELLS, Ward Co., N. D.
The powera that be—Lore, monsy,
ambition and a good dinner.
The bread-eating world require*
inore than 2,300,000,000 bushels Of
every 12
The sultan of Turkey will this sum
mer celebrate the twenty-fifth anni
versary of his accession to the throne.
Introduction of the trolley In the
French Riviera has resulted in injury
to the telephone lines, which are of
•he grounded pattern.
If there is any truth in the axiom:
"The better the day the better the
deed," then all real-estate transfers
should be made on Sunday.
The government of Queensland, Aus
tralia, has engaged Dr. Maxwell, the
famous sugar expert, of Honolulu, for
five years, at a'salary of $20,000 a year.
The late Duke of Edinburgh's life
was insured for £300,000, and scarcely
a single English insurance company
was without some interest in Prince
Alfred's life.
The queen of Spain has announced
fhat in the event of the marriage of
the princess -of the Asturias to Prince
Charles of Bourbon, no dowry will be
«sked for from parliament.
The coloring on the new English,
halfpenny stamp consists of a mix
ture of Prussian blue and chrome,
without any lead, arsenic, or other ir
ritant. The gum is obtained from
It is now claimed that the Duke
of Saxe-Coburg had a premonition of(
sudden death. His ideas on the sub-i
Ject went so far that he expressed the
opinion that he would die in a land
outside of England.
A German surgeon recently cut olt
a patient's toe and sewed it to -the
stump of a missing forefinger. It
proved a very good substitute, and can
be moved by the owner, as an axti'
ficial finger could not be.
Sion R. Bostwick, the man who cap
tured Santa Anna during the Mexican
iwar, Is still alive. He lives in San
Saba, Tex., and, although eight-one
years old, is healthy and hardy and
fes straight as an arrow.
Aluminum has Just been employed
for the construction of a new fireproof
curtain to be used in theaters. The
'curtain is 60 feet wide by 54 feet high,
composed of aluminum sheets one
welfth of an inch thick, and weighs
4,000 pounds.
The Victoria Cross has l^en con
ferred upon Corporal F. McKay, Gor
don Highlanders, for conspicuous brav
ery on May 29 during the action on
Crow's Nest Hill, near Johannesburg.'
He repeatedly rushed forward under
fa withering fire at short range to at
tend to wounded comrades, dressing
'their wounds while he himself was
without shelter, and in one Instance
.carrying a wounded man from the
open under a heavy fire to the shelter
of a boulder.*
The well-known Spanish painter,
Joaquin Sarolla. has been awarded a
first-class medal in the Paris exposi
tion. and all those who admire ,his
works are pleased at his success. The
Medrilenos call Sarolla "the painter
of the sun." because no one can sur
pass him in those wonderful scenes
of outdoor life painted in full sun
shine, brilliant light everywhere, dax
iling to the eyes, with heavy shadows
lying where the light cannot pene
So far as dining is concerned in Par
is, the prices have not been put up as
much as people expected indeed, at
the best restaurants it is doubtful if
they have risen at all and Paris today
is an infinitely cheaper place to dine
well in than London Is. But a great
sameness has come over the menu at
all the restaurants, which Is owing,
probably, to the multltidue of strang
ers who are in Paris and who expect
certain dishes at a French restaurant^
and order those only.
An interesting experiment in tobac
co culture is being tried in the fields
of Connecticut Tobacco Experiment
Company at Poquonock, Conn. Nine
rows, 600 feet long, of tobacco plants
are being grown under a covering of
thin cheesecloth, the object being to
keep the temperature in which the
plants are growing comparatively even,
and to protect {he plants from insects
the elements. Already the suc
cess of the experiment is said to be
assured. Success means the obtaining
of leaves so perfect that they will sell
for a higher price than ordinary Con
nuecticut tobacco.
It is a singular fact about Count
TolBtol, the celebrated Russian writer
and socialist, that he possesses an
•enormous power of self-deception,
which is not only highly remarkable
but convenient. It is one of his favor-
ite tenets that all property is wrong,
and that the holding of any unneees
v Miry
property is an even worse crime.
Therefore he has handed over all of
ftu property but a bare pittance to—
to hli: poorer neighbors or to char-
itr or tO Bome -socialistic committee
,fot the equalizing of everything—but bin* a bank safe at Wilton. Wis., and
MuJwIfe and children.
From Washington.
The government has resumed the use
of canned roast beef as an army ration.
The president has accepted the resig
nation of First Lieut. Louis E. Hill,
Fourth infantry.
Porto Rico has sent a petition to
Washington for the payment of $2,500,
000 Cuban war loan.
The United States consul at Reichtn
berg reports great factories in Europe
idle owing to overproduction. a
The trial trip, of the battleship Ala
bama was satisfactory and the vessel
will at once be accepted by the govern
The census bureau announces the
population of Oshkcsh, Wis., to be 28,
284, as against 22,836 in 1890, and in
crease of 5,448, or 23.86 per cent.
The controller of the currency has
Approved the Corn Exchange National
Bank of Chicago as reserve agent fpr
the Pella National bank of Pella, Iowa.
President McKinley's instructions to
the Philippine commission included the
establishment of a civil government in
which the natives shall take part so
far as they show capacity to do so.
Arrangements have been completed
by the war department for the free
transportation to the United States of
the remains of soldiers, sailors and
civilians who lost their lives in the
Island possessions of the United State%
and In China.
An official of the interior department
said that in all probability Secretary
Hitchcock will approve the sale of I he
timber burnt over on the Leech Lake
reservation. The report of Ag*:it
Mercer has been received and the
recommendations made are now being
carefully considered.
People Talked Abont.
Gen. John A. McClernand is dead at
Springfield, 111.
Real Admiral Montgomery Sicard
died of apoplexy.
Dennis O'Connor, a millionaire cat
tleman'and banker, is dead at Victoria,
Dr. Ellphalet A. Read, Instructor in
Kalamazoo college, died at Waterville,
Nova Scotia.
Zachary Taylor was nominated for
congress by the Republicans of the
Tenth Tennessee district.
John P. Shannon, supreme dictator
of the Knights of Honor of the United
States, died at Elberton, Ga. He was
a past grand master of Masons.
Congressman W. B. Shattuck of the
First Ohio district and Congressman
Jacob H. Bromwell of the Second dis
trict were renominated for congress.
Judge John M. Bonner, a capitalist
and banker of New Orleans, died of
heart disease at the California club at
Los Angeles, while conversing with
William M. Kennedy, who was chief
of police of Chicago during the days of
the big fire, and for several years prior
to that time, was found dead in his
bed. Heart disease is supposed to
Slave caused his death.
John G. Springer died at Springfield,
X1L, from a stroke of apoplexy. He was
fifty-six years old. He was secretary
of the American Southdown Breeders'
association and was prominent in
Grand Army circles.
The will of the late Thomas Kings
ford, the millionaire starch manufac
turer, has been probated at Oswego,
N. T. The testator desired his prop
erty divided according to the statute.
The amount of the estate is estimated
to be $3,000,000.
The last of the Balakla/a survivors,
James A. White, is dead at Upper
Sandusky, Ohio. He has lived near
that place since 1857. The battle was
made famous by Lord Tennyson's "The
Charge of the Light Brigade," and from
all that is now known Mr. White was
the last one of the twenty survivors.
Six hundred and twenty-five men made
the charge and more than six hundred
were killed.
John B. Randolph, an art critic, was
killed by falling down stains in New
Fourteen lives are known to have
been lost in the hurricane in New
Six employes of the Northwestern
Lumber company were drowned near
Eau Claire, Wis.
The small steamer J. E. Rumble is
reported lost with all hands in Green
Bay, Lake Michigan.
Five children and one man were
burned to death in the Salvation Army
day nursery at Cincinnati.
Jofin B. Frell, a brakeman on the
Illinois Central railroad, was run over
and killed in CarJjondale, HI.
The plant of the Union Compress
company at Texarkana, Ark., burned,
with 2,000 bales of cotton. Loss $150,
81ns ssi Staaers.
Prince Henry of Hesse Is dead at
Three desperadoes robbed a Nevada
bank of $13,000.
Burglars stole $1,400 worth of silk at
Traverse City, Mich.
C. Voght-Peters, aged sixty, shot
himself at Milwaukee, Wis.
J. D. Denlson was fined $1,000 at'Clar
ion, Iowa, for selling liqjior.
John Lodrard, a notorious horse thief,
was arrested at Columbus, Ind.
A lone highwayman held up a coach
near Nevada, Cal., securing $30.
A witness in the Howard trial testi
fied that the prisoner boasted that he
killed Goebel.
James Johnson and Alex Anderson
were fatally stabbed in a saloon at Iron
Mountain, Mich.
Two young men were arrested at La
crosse, Wis., on the charge of robbing
the Wilton bank.
Robbers visited the State bank of
Bushton, Kan., and secured $5,064 In
cash and $20,000. In discounts.
Burglars were discovered while rob-
terrorising citizens.
Fsrllsa Notes.
Germany arranges for a loan In the
United States.
Burghers are reported to be fighting
among themselves.
Prince Albert of Saxony was killed in
a carriage accident near Dresden.
Military preparation for a winter stay
in China goes on without cessation.
Queen Victoria dissolved parliament
and the first polling will take place
j)ct. 1.
Emperor William of Germany sent a
message of sympathy anent the Galves
ton disaster.
TflSe states general of Holland was
opened with a conservative speech by
Queen Wllhelmlna.
Ex-King Milan has removed his be
longings to Vienna and will hereafter
live outside of Servia.
Gen^ Roberts issued, a proclamation,
telling the Boers that President Kruger
has deserted them.
Filipino insurgents display renewed
activity. In one fight twenty-four
Americans were killed.
The election of delegates to the Cuban
constitutional convention was conduct
ed without disturbances.
Russia's Intention of maintaining a
large military force in China Is regard
ed with suspicion in Germany.
Germany makes it a condition to con
ducting peace negotiations with China
that the leaders, be delivered up.
Greece regards the British proclama
tion of annexation in the Transvaal as
the end of the South African war.
Seventy-ttco new coal mines have
been opened in Prussia this year, in
creasing the output for 1900 by 2,500,000
The newspaper plant of El Dlarla,
organ of the Federal party at San
Juan, Porto Rico, was destroyed by a
The president of France has an
nounced his award as arbiter appointed
to decide the boundary dispute between
Costa Rica and Colombia.
Another plague case has been report
ed at Glasgow, making a total of 17.
In addition there is 1 suspect and 118
persons are- under observation.
Emperor William has pardoned a
German-American named Schuh, in
Kehl, who, after twenty yeras' ab
sence, had visited his relatives and
been sentenced to six months' impris
onment for contravening the army reg
The weekly trade review shows a sat
isfactory state of business.
Indians in San Miguel' county, Colo
rado, threaten to cause an outbreak.
Several young women in New York
have formed an anti-cigarette league.
The Superior Shipbuilding company
has undertaken new and extensive op-
The Wholesale Druggists' convention
adopted a protest by 38,000 dealers
against the war stamp tax.
Hundreds of Choctaw Indians from
Mississippi are locating In Indian Terri
tory under the Curtis bill.
The United States Sugar Planters' as
sociation of Hawaii will secure 75,000 la
borers from the United States.
Congressman Boutelje Is recovering
from aphasia by treatment at a Ban
gor, Maine, hospital.
A bill has been Introduced in the
Mexican congress providing an appro
priation of $30,000 for Galveston suffer
Henry L. Palmer was re-elected sov
ereign grand commander of the Scot
tish Rite Masons of the Northern juris
Ex-Secretary of State John Sherman
has deeded his marble-front mansion In
Washington to his adopted daughter,
Mrs. Mary E. McCallum.
The,striking puddlers at the Ameri
can Car and Foundry company, Ber
wick, Pa., returned to work, their de
mands having been granted.
The American League season ended
with the clubs In the following order:
Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, De
troit, Kansas City, Buffalo, Minneapo
The convention of the National Brew
ery Workers' association, In session at
Detroit, decided to tax each member of
the association $1, the idea being to
raise a great stilke-supporting fund.
Edwin Gould, who is one of the larg
est stockholders of the Diamond Match
company, authorizes a confirmation of
the report that the company's offices
are to be removed from Chicago to New
Attorney General Smythe of Nebras
ka has filed quo warranto proceedings
against the United States Starch com
pany and Argo Starch company, al
leging them to be trusts operating in
restraint of trade
Chicago Is to be redlstrlcted Into
wards averaging 48,500 residents, ac
cording to plans before the city council
redlstrlctlng committee. The federal
census figures will give that average to
the thirty-five new wards.
Two hundred *and fifty laborers em
ployed by the street car company at
Jollet, 111., in extending Its lines, struck
for an Increase In wages from $L50 to
$1.75 per day. The officials say the de
mand will not be granted.
The American congress of obstetrics
and gynecology. In session at Louis
ville, Ky., elect^l Dr. W. E. Davis ot
Birmingham, Ala., president. Cleve
land, Ohio, was selected as the place
for the next annual meeting.
The schooner Carrier Dove, of eigh
ty-three tons, has arrived at Seattle
from South Amboy, N. J., whence she
sailed Jan. 16, completing one of the
longest voyages on record for a craft
of her size. Capt. John Grottle and a
crew of five men were the only per
8 making the trip.
The Merchant Tailors' exchange of
Cleveland has granted the demands of
the journeymen tailors far a 10 per cent ... ...
advance in wages on all kinds of work, (stoibach. trouble, and It was^a case of
The new scale takes effect Immediately, suspended animation until his friends
and benefits practically every jourhey- rubbed_Wm b»
nun tailor in Cleveland
Medina's school house cost $2,500.
Sheyenne wants a eurfew ordinance.
There are lots of sow thistles around
Frank E. Berg of Bismarck gets a $6
Langdon's militia company is arrang
inga drill place.
A Devils Lake correspondent rails
against tobacco-spitters.
Postofflce service has been established
at Spalding, Stark county.
Bismarck's electric light plant will be
in operation in a few days.
Michael Porter, ninety-two years ot
age, died at Sanborn last week.
T.lghtnlng got its work in on the tele
phone poles around Valley City.
Barbara Brash, wife of Joseph Brash,
committed suicide at Hajikinson.
Company of Devils Tdtke is doing
some tall hustling for an armory.
Tom Ccfllins, an early settler in Cass
jounty, died at Gardner last week.
James Stanton was arrested at End
irlln for burglarizing a barber shop.
Over 2,000 acres of wheat in Stutsman
:ounty, and 1,700 bushels was the yield.
Wayne Stanley has been appointed
postmaster at •Nicholson, Sargent coun
An unusual number of deaths are re
ported in the vicinity of Casselton last
Lignite coal is used in Burleigh and
McLean counties for fuel for threshing.
The Northwestern Telephone compa
ny will extend its lines from Larimore
to Lakota.
T. R. Lengfield Is now proprietor of
ihe hotel at Grandin, owned so long by
W. H. Pratt.
A Barnes county man became insane
orooding over the destruction of his
srop by hail.
P. R. Martin offers a reward of $20
for the arrest of the bootleggers in the
iricinity of Buffalo.
Robert Birch has returned to Bath
pate after two years in the Klondike.
He cleaned up $20,000.
Machinery dealers state that more
orn harvesters have been sold this
pear than ever before.
At Courtenay the members of the fire
lepartment are said to have turned out
n their night shirts.
The large Tomlinson livery barn at
dourtenay burned. The insurance had
expired two weeks before.
Elmer Bilmeyer and two.Horton boys
it Fargo are establishing residences on
:heir claims near Balfour.
The management of the Casselton fair
will have eighty Indians from Fort
fates as one of the attractions.
Casselton people expect the exhibit
,'rom the agricultural college to be one
attractive features of the fair,
The quarantine has been raised on
:he Turtle Mountain Indians, as the
small pox seems to have been stopped.
The St. John block at Grand Forks
ivas flooded recently, a water faucet on
»ne of the upper, floors being left open
ill night.
Alexander Shoes, Bartlett, $6 Mi
shael Fugina, New Rockford, $8 Croy
lon F. Atwood, Sanborn, 12, are recent
The Grand Forks Union Aid society
received $120 as the result of the ball
tame between the traveling men and
:he regulars.
Sheldon was excited last week over a
report that Banker R. S. Adams ol
Lisbon was killed in a runaway but
was a mistake.
Brother Sizer is getting himself well
lisliked—not so much for righteousness
lake, as for libeling the president—in
:he name of the Deity.
There is a movement on foot in the
itate for editors to charge $3 per line
lor cards of thanks—to see If the nui
tance can't be choked off.
The Turtle Mountain reservation
imall pox quarantine has been raised,
rod government agents are out round
ng up fugitive Indians and half-breeds.
J. J. Mooney of Grand Forks was
jhosen secretary of the fusion state
central committee, to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of E. C. Car
A big wolf attempted to catch a Dick
ly county farmer, who was mowing. In
Bis endeavor to escape the man fright
tned the horses and had a good run
William Snell, living twelve miles
of Brainerd, was killed recently
the accidental discharge of a shot
tun in the hands of Johnnie Roach, a
lelghbor's son.
Charles Ferrler, formerly of James
town, who enlisted with the North Da
cota regiment as steward, is now run
ning a meat market in Manila and ac
cumulating a fortune.
Work on the artesian well at the mil
itary post at Bismarck has been sus
pended, the contractor having found,
liter digging fifty feet, that he had
tot suitable machinery to continue the
The eleven-year-old son of Jtfilllam
Derr of WlHlamsport, swiped his fath
er's gun and went hunting, despite the
threat that he would be licked if he
lid. He got eight prairie chickens, and
his father was so pleased with the bag
it game that he forgot to lick him.
The Mrs. Smith who was arrested at
Harrington on the charge of enticing
young girls from home' for immoral
purposes, on complaint of Illinois au
thorities, Is the same one who stabbed
ner slot machine bubble at Valley City.
She is still at large, and the Illinois
Sheriff wants to sue the Carrlngton of
ficials for her escape.
W. E. Campbell of Braddock was
toad for twenty minutes—or his friends
thought so. He had a severe attack of
No vacant schools In Ransom county.
A drunken hobo stole a kit of bar
ber's tools at Enderlln.
There are many complaints of smu
in the grain at Cando.
The Imperial Elevator company will
erect a house at Granville.
Father Zumbusch of
returned from an extended
A character known as "ScoUy, wa
held to the court at Fessenden
charge of blind-pigging.
Two of th^ Hankinson builOinsi..
used by blind-plggers, have beer ri
stored to their ownft s by Judge
School houses are being built n
many parts of McHenry county, to ac
commodate the children of the new set
There is war to the knife
Around Lldgerwood farmers are earn
ing from $4.50 to $5 per month from
each cow, selling the milk to the cream
ery at 65 to 70 cents per 100 pounds.
M. F. Pullin's cow got into M. F. Mar
tin's yard at Sheldon, and a law suit re
suited. When the costs had
$28.10 the litigants agreed to vhaclc
and quit.
Prof. Babcock, at the State universi
ty, has returned to Grand Forks to re
sume his official duties, after spending
the summer on work for the state geo
Icglcal survey.
The tax levy in Steele county is as
fallows: State revenue, 3.8 mills state
interest 0.5 mills: wolf bounty, 0.2 mills
school fund. 2.0 county recenue, 4.1:
county interest, 1.1 bridge fund, 07,
a total pf 12.4 mills.
boy was arrested
at Wahpeton last week. He had been
working on a farm near Wyndmere,
and after the threshing was over was
Inveigled into a blind pig, made drunk
and robbed of his earnings.
A bicyclist in the northern part of the
state frightened a farmer's team and a
load of hay was upsel. The farmer
evened up by jabbing the pitchfork
through the bike tires, and wanted to
puncture the rider with the same in
A number of progressive farmers are
onverts to the new idea of plowing the
land in the fall, allowing It to lie until
late in the spring until the weeds get
Started, plow again and seed the crop.
The yield is said to be as good as sum
mer-fallowed land, and, in addition, the
crop is clean.
The Soo management is going to do
all It can to keep the people who settled
along its line this spring from leaving
the state for good. It will offer em
ployment to destitute settlers, and,
Where that is impracticable, will give
new comers transportation to where
work is to be had.
The home of Peleg Bristol in Dickey
county, wa^ struck by lightning. It
entered through the stove pipe, throw
Ing soot over Bristol's bed. It also
(truck the bed in which his two daugh
ters slept and ignitea the quilt, but the
are was extinguished before much dam
age was done. The bed was wrecked
and the walls were torn in several
At the last term of court in Wahpe
ton Carl Kreiser was tried .for ob
structing an officer in the performance
of his duty. During the course of the
trial he swore that he had no money
with which to employ counsel, and the
county furnished him with a lawyer.
It was afterwards discovered that he
had the necessary funds, and a suit for
perjury was instituted, and Kreiser was.
bound over to the next term of court.
Several weeks ago, four-year-old
Johnnie Horton of Dickey found a bot
tle that contained a small quantity of
concentrated lye. He took it to the
pump, filled it with water and then
took a drink. Since then he has been
under the care of a physician, but he
Steadily grew worse. The moiher final
ly started for Fargo with him for fur
ther treatment, but upon reaching La
Moure the unfortunate child expirea.
A twelve-year-old boy, a relative of
the Hayes family, living south of Lis
bon, committed suicide last week. He
had been engaged for some time herding
cattle, and the trouble that led to the
deed is supposed to have been brought
about by some difficulty the boy experi
enced with the pony he had been riding.
Ha secured a revolver and shot the
pony. After this act he, no doubt, be
came frightened at what he had done
and sent a bullet into his own head He
was found dead in the morning
Kew IncMiideaccnt Klcctrir Lamp.
G. Alilfeld of Dramstadt, Germany,
has recently patented an electric lamp
of the nernst type. He forms, by
means, of a mold, a filament composed
of some of the refractory earths. This
filament Is burned to give It density
and hardness, and then a stripe of some
of the highly-infusible metals of the
platinum group, mixed with an ethe
real oil, is painted on the filament from
end to end. This stripe Is allowed to
dry, and Is then burned into the fila
ment after the manner generally In use
In the cremalc Industry. There Is thus
obtained alqng the filament a thin line
of metal, which is firmly adherent and
which serves to start the current
through the filament, by heating the
latter until Its conductivity Is suffi
ciently raised. The method of doing
this heating in the original nernst lamp
was by means of a match.
A 'Peaceful Exit.
"Did you have any words with your
mistress which caused you to leave
your last place?"
"Nlver a wor-rud. Shure an' Ol
locked her In the bath room and tuk
all me things and slipped obt as quiet
as yez plaze."—Harper 's Bazar.
Bcyoad the Doctor.
Friend—The doctors don't seem to be
|ible to do anything for you?
Dyspeptic (gloomily)—No I guess I
need a constitutional amendment.—
City over a change in school books and
the committee has issued an official
A blind-pigger named Russell, who
was run out of Wyndmere. was arrest
ed at Sandoun, Ransom county, for tne
illegal sale of booze.
It Is Believed »r Soaie Correspond,
end That Rofala'a Oaljr Desire U
to Indace the Other Powera
Withdraw—RII»«Ian Legation Re.
-vorses Its Intention to Leave
PeklB-State Department Sow Has
on Hand a Kamber of Note*
Awaltln* Answrero—Believed That
Germany's Proposal Will Be De­
London, Sept 22.—Such Pekin dis
patches as appear this morning tend
to confirm the suspicion regarding the
attitude of Russia already expressed
by Dr. Morrison, the correspondent of
the Times at the Chinese capital. The
Dally News prints a telegram almost
identical with those advices to the
Express from Pekin, but adding that,
in the opinion of the correspondent, the
Russians only desire to induce the oth
er powers to withdraw. The Morning
Post's Pekin representative, wiring
Sept. 18, expresses the same opinion.
He declares that M. De Goers will not
go unless the
ministers go also.
The Russian legation, he asserts,
Had Prepared to Go,
but reversed its intention, pending
instructions. This delay he thinks due
in all probability to the non-departure
of the other legations. "Gen. Chaffee,"
continues this correspondent, "has di-,
rected a distribution, of rice to the^
poor. This plan is a good one, but its
tpplication is somewhat premature.
What is chiefly needed is security of
trade, so that necessaries may be se
cured. The American commander has
expressed his disapproval of further
expeditions against the Boxers. The
indecision exhibited in this respect is
shameful. No settlement is possible
until the Boxers and their
Official Accomplices
Numerous schemes
are on foot for catching the Boxer
leaders, but the task is very difficult,
as they keep out of the way."
Dr. Morrison, wiring to the Times
under date of Sept. 17. confirms the
report that M. De Giers has indefinite
Iy postponed his departure, and an
bounces that a column of Americans
started that day to rescue Christians
at Shun-I-Slen, twenty-five miles
northeast of Pekin. He reports also
that the British Hongkong regiment
has left the capital and that the
Japanese Have Occupied
Huang-tsun, the railway station next
to Feng Tai, where they will immedi
ately begin the reconstruction of the
line in conjunction with the British.
The Tien-tsin correspondent of the
Daily Mail, referring to the attack on
the Pei-tang and Lu-tai forts, already
Captured by the allies after hea\ v
tosses, according to advices received
at Bertin, says: "The surrender of
the forts was demanded at 2 o'clock
on Tuesday with the threat of imme
dlate attack by the Germans and
feusslano in the event of refusal."
State Department Has Considerable
Business on Hand.
Washington, Sept. 22.—The»status of
|he Chinese situation at the close o£(^
the day, according to a high authority.
Is as follows: There are now before
the department of state a number of
botes awaiting answers. These include
the German note concerning the sur
render of the Chinese ringleaders, the
original Russian proposition for the
Withdrawal of troops from Pekin,
which has not yet been acted upon as
a finality a memorandum from the
Russian government asking as to the
purpose of this government, and a re-^
Quest by Prince Ching that Instructions
be sent to Minister Conger to proceed
with peace negotiations at once. In
addition there is a verbal inquiry from
the French government as to the pro
gramme of the United States.
These various communications have
accumulated slowly, and an under
Standing has been reached by tne ad
ministration that there-shall be a gen
eral clearance of the entire subject.
This may be expected either late to
day or early to-morrow. It will clearly
•nunciate the programme of the Unit
ed States on the various questions pre
sented. There will be separate notes,
according to the character of the com
munications addressed to this govern
ment that is, the recent German note }y-'
will be answered by a note and the
memorandum of inquiry from Russia
will be answered by a memorandum,
while the French verbal .Inquiry will
receive a verbal response. As to the
contents of these several communica
tions, the authorities are not willing
to give any positive intimations.,
though as far as the German note
concerned, the belief Is almoBt general
here that the response of our govern
ment will amount to a declination to
make the surrender of the offending
Chinese a condition precedent to ne
gotiations of any kind. Concerning the
Russian proposition for withdrawal it
is stated officially that it stands to-day
the same as first presented, there hav
ing been no modification whatever on
the part of Russia up to the present
Shot Wife and Daackter and Then
i Committed Suicide.
Portland, Or., Sept. 22.—Fred Kane,
living near Sumpter, shot his wife and
daughter, and after cremating the tet
ter's body, shot himself. Kane and
his wife were brought to Sumpter in
a dying condition.
He Will Not Aeeept the Italian Am
Boston, Sept. 22. The Journal an
nounces that Former Gov. Roger Wol
cott will not accept the post of am
bassador to Italy tendered him by the
Marines for the Philippines.
Washington, Sept. 22.—Arrangemeo
are being made to send another battal
ion to the Philippines. It will be or
ganised In this city and Annapolis.,

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