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It's really surprising how much Hap
piness or misery lies in the circle at
«. wedding ring.
Following in the footsteps of an in
dolent man is about the most expen
sive traveling imaginable.
Too many men in this country vot«
as they pray—and they never pray un
less it is to ask a personal favor.
The man who built the city hall at
Denver is now selling cigars and to
bacco at a stand in the corridor of the
Count Bonl de Castellane refers to
rtch Americans as "pig merchants,
whose highest ambition should be to
supply French aristocrats with
The -cotton crop of this country
Amounted to only 5,000,000 pounds in
1793, last year it -was about 5,500,000,
••8 pounds, representing three-fourths
of the entire crop of the world and val
ued at 9350:000,000. It filled 9,600,000
bales, and the loss by waste incidental
to the process of taking samples was
set less than 17,000,000.
Devotees of golf are fond of refer
ring to It as "the ancient and royal
«ame." It is probably more royal and
certainly far mare ancient- than most
them haye any idea of. At all
-events a pictured tablet was recently
unearthed at Carchemishi the old capi
tal of the Hittites, whereon are depict
ed men and women engaged in a pas
time, "which, if not exactly golf as
played at'.present, is something extra
ordinarily like .it.
iEMstinguished Greek consuls from
our western cities, as well as hundreds
of Greeks in eastern seaports, have
gathered the past two weeks to do
honor to'the Navarchos Miaulis, the
first Greek, warship to visit American
waters. Not only "when Greek meets
Greek" has the occasion bpen nota
ble, but because Greece has taken this
opportunity to express to the world
her appreciation of the long and un
broken friendliness of the United
A terrible scene was witnessed In a
menagerie at a village near Privas,
France. A -butcher made a wager that
he would enter a cage in which three
lions were enclosed, drink a bottle of
champagne, and play a game of cards
with the tamer. All went well until
the butcher was about to leave, when
he foolishly thrust a glass of cham
pagne under a lion's nose. The beast
leaped furiously at the man and man
gled him terribly before he could be
In the Belleville quarter of Paris a
man named Valles recently died whose
career was unique. He was a proprie
tor .of lodging houses, but made it an
Invariable rule never to press a tenant
or sell one up for rent. He has been
known :to give a tenant who was un
able to pay his rent money to cover
the expense of removal, and in bis will
he ordered that every tenant was to be
allowed a rebate of a term's rent. His
tenants contributed towards a huge
wr-eath for his grave.
8o accustomed have Americans be
come to think of the United bcates as
a new country that the statement of
Mr. Albion W. Tourgee that "we are
one of the oldest of existing civilized
nations," seems to require an explana
tion. Since the foundation of the gov
ernment, almost llj^ years ago, there
has been no break in our Presidental
cuecesson. During that period, accord
ing to Judge Tourgee, the form of gov
ernment in France has changed ten
times. "Germany," he adds, "is but
thirty years old. Austria, as a nation,
Is the outcome of the Hungarian re
bellion. Italy is a still later product of
popular evolution."
A capacity tor -taking pains in busi
ness plans amd products is more and
more a osmdMon of success. Aus
tralian butter-packing may serve as
an example. Shipments are secured
•gainst deterioration by placing the
butter in boxes made of plates of
window glass, the edges being closed
by applying gummed paper. The boxes
an covered with layers of plaster of
Paris, -sad then wrapped in. specially
prepared waterproof packing paper.
Such methods help fto raise the aver
age of attention to .details. The re
luctance of human Mings to eat un
appetizing things increases. It pays
•to make food offered for sale attractive
to form as well as substance. The
high standard Is money In the pocket
•of the dealer and health for the con
sumer. The converse is true. This
country has lost a onee-promising
.trade in exporting cheese. Those who
(rained the trade-know how they did
'ft, but they should be too much
ashamed of themselves to tell the
rorld hew It was done.
Japan Is to have a new military dec
tfMKtloti of the nature of th» Victoria
-cross of the British army, for pwa-af
valor, da the field of battfo which mar
Jbojcflinferred immediately,' without red
'••SsM ttegfc As a companion to this !ntel|l
'-yM .cmce orates thepralas iMrtha nurses
t«f the Japan Had' Cftss oa the howi
rfsl.-ship Hakiugt a$ Takm.
(tMtt jKWpcfd '1 ibptfyi ,0-y,
mmlkgi ths^ffwssftl. VuirtM*
,ffpn, rnk fitm
From WMhiBitoa.
President McKinley has asked all the
members of his cabinet to remain dur
ing the coming four years.
Secretary Gage saypthat the govern
mentfinance^ are in a more satisfac
tory condition than hps existed for sev
eral yearis1
President McKinley ha» sent a life
savins medal to the sailor, Ole Olsen
of Copenhagen, who saved two mem
bers of the crew ©t an American
A number of perwwta claiming to be
American citizens have submitted to
the state department claims against
the Boers for the destruction of their,
Lieut. Col. Russell B. riarrlson, in
spector general, C- S. V., has been hon
orably discharged (from the service of
the United States. Ms services being no
longer required.
Maj. Willard S. H. V/tthews, sur
geon United Sta&S voluhteers, has been
honorably discharged from the service
of the United States, his service being
on re at re
John A. Bussell of Elgin', }ll.,who is
home on a vacoition, has given in his
resignation as adujtant general of
Porto Rico on account of personal bus
iness that demands his attention.
Postmaster 'General Smith has framed
his estimates to be -submitted to con
gress, And Will ask an aggregate of
about $121,000,090 a» the appropriation
for the entire -service for the fiscal
year ending June 30,1902. This includes
an estimate of $3,500,000 for the rural
tree delivery -service.
The csinuall -report of the superin
tendent, bf the dead letter office shows
the large increase -of local receipts of
undelivered mail matter over the pre
vious year Of -nearly 10 per cent. The
number of pieces of matter received
from all sburces was 7,536,165. against
0,855,983 for the preceding year.
A Montana desperado killed a sheriff
and fatally wounded a deputy.
Two Idaho miners who went gunning
for am ex-deputy were killed by their
intended victim.
Two men were arrested in New Tork
charged with smuggling diamonds be
longing to Carlotta, wife of the Em-.
peror Maximillian of Mexico.
Thomas Owens, city attorney of Mus
kogee, I. T.. shot and mortally wounded
Noah Watts, two bullets taking effect
in the breast. Both are young men.
Owens claims self-defense.
Peter Schmidt was shot and instantly
killed by his wife, Mary Theresa
Schmidt, to Chicago. Mrs. Schmidt was
arrested. She accused her husband of
being attentive to other women.
Rev. John Holden, prominent in the
Methodist Episcopal conference of the
Huntington \V. Va.) district, was prob
ably fatally shot by Robert Bostick of
Mattewan. 'There has" been trouble be
tween their families for some time.
George Wait, president, and R. G.
Hali, cashier of the Somerset (Ky.)
Banking company, were arrested' re
cently. Hall .was arrested on the charge
of embezzling $16,000 and "Wait on the
charge of false swearing in making the
bank statement.
Safe blowers entered the Co-operative
mercantile store at Harmony, Ittd.. and
with.dynamite lore in four quarters the
heavy -safe and then lpoted it of $5,000
in currency and several pension checks
which had been cashed for old soldiers.
The cracksmen made their escape.
At St. Joseph. Mo., Police Officer
Charles :S. Scatt shot and killed Thomas
Smith, -a gambler. It is alleged that
Smith accused Scott of having had an
article published reflecting on him.
Scott denied the charge, when, it is
alleged, Smith undertook to assault th«
officer, and the shooting followed.
A steamer sank in the Bay of Funda
and about forty lives were lost.
The interior of the Lyric theater at
Chicago svas badly davhaged by fire.
Two steamers and twenty-odd sail
ing vessels were wrecked in the Black
sea during the reoent storm, several
foundering -with their entire crews.
Fire destroyed the ffta-nt of the Ap
pleton Manufacturing company in
Geneva. 111. The loss Is $250,000. The
company (manufactured farm machin
The Italian government has (decided
to adopt serious measures for. the pro
tection of King Victor Emmanuel. A
special section of police is being or
Fire destroyed the Wichita Falls
mill ami elevator at Fort Worth, Tex.
Over 200,000 bushels of wheat were
burned with the buildings. The loss
is about $140,000 fully insured.
Ten people were injured, throe seri
ously. in a collision between a ivort4i
bound I«ake Shore passenger train and
an extra freight train which met bead
on three miles south of
Great Britain sends more troop* to
South Africa.
Great Britain must float another loau
for war expenses.
Baron Toll's polar expedition is win
tering in the Karsk sea.
Predictions are made that England
will experience an industrial crisis.
Berlin papers criticise' the emperor
for not summoning the relchstag earli
It Is thought that some of the' powv
era are planning for the partition of
The West African gold fever Is
causing a rush of prospectors to that
ijart Of ttte WOlld. i/d.
Santo Domingo's congrecswiU meet
discuss, a reciprocity treaty
cttjr df CMKsgo w.$5,000,000.
'Tho Chinese population of Tlsn^tsla
is^Pj«4*4e mjM. one-third
An International association for the
-furtherance of the exploration of Cen
tral Asia ts being formed^ The princi
pal seat will be at St., Petersburg.
Collonlal Secretary Chamberlain has
Informed the West India & Panama
Cable company that the British gov
ernment "will neither purchase its lines
nor subsidize the company.
The committe on finance of the Span
ish-American congress has decided to
urge Spain and Latin America to adopt
a common standard, with the object of
securing monetary unification.
Commandant General Botha, accord
ing to a dispatch to the London Daily
Mall from.Pretoria, has sent to.Lord
Roberts, a statement of the terms upon
which he will surrender.
The sultan of Turkey Is about to
Jain the ranks of the automobilists.
His aide-de-camp inspected an auto
mobile exhibition at Berlin with a
view to purchasing a machine for his
Late mall advices received by a
French steamer from Carthagena in
dicate that a decisive engagement may
have been fought between the revo
lutionists and government troops in
Bolivar province.
The Iron .mines discovered a year ago
In the province of Kursk, In. the south
of Europeah Russia, for the working of
which eighteen companies were par
tially established, prove to be valuer
It is likely that Sir Wilfred Laurier
will recommend Sir Charles Tupper,
the retired Conservative, fbr a peerage,
for hiS work in bringing about the con
federation of Canada and for the in
troduction of free schools.
The 1,000-ton steel order which the
subsidized NOrth German Lloyd Steam
ship company has placed in America,
continues to be the subject of-wild at
tacks from the jingoes and the ultra
protectionist press of Germany.
The' Conservative newspapers of Par
Is are unanimous in their opinion that
receptions to ex-President Kruger
should not be made the occasion for
anti-government demonstrations, 'but'
should be limited to the homage due
him. .. ..
The director, manager and auditors
of Dumbell's Bank of Douglass, Isle ot
Man, which recently failed for over
£100,000, were found guilty of falsify
ing the bank's books. The jurymen
were cheered .by the assemblage of ru
ined depositors.
People Talked About.
Mr. Thomas Arnold of the University
of Ireland is dead.
Marcus Daly of Montana and Henry
Villard died in New York last week.
Capt. John D. Hart of Cuban filibus
tering fame died in Philadelphia of
John W. Tindal, for fifteen years an
editorial writer on the Chicago Inter
Ocean, died after a short illness.
Miss Clara Clemens, Mark Twain's
pretty and clever daughter, will be.
heard in recitals in New York during
the present season.
Announcement of the engagement of
Miss Ruth Plumb, second daughter of
the late Senator P. M. Plumb of Em
poria, Kan., to Schuyler Colfax Brews
ter of Iola, Kan., has been made.
Maj. Charles Alfred Booth, U. S. A.,
quartermaster in charge of the United
States arsenal at St. Louis, died at
Louisville from pneumonia at the home
of his father-in-law. former Gov. John
Young Brown.
Thomas Hubbard Caswell, a Cali
fornia pioneer of 1848, who was promi
nently identified with the early history
of the state and the most exalted Mason
in point of rank in the world, died at
his residence in San Francisco.
Gen. Frederick T-'llsworth Mather died
at his home in New York, ageu ninety
two years. 1-Ie was the last surviving
member of the original fourteen who
formed the Russell Trust association of
Yale university, popularly known a»
the Skull and Cross-Bones society. He
entered Yale in 1832 and formed the
society in the same year.
A split has occurred in the K. of L.
general assembly.
Steel workers* strikes, involving 8,
000 men have been settled.
A receiver has been appointed for W.
L. Strong & Co. of New York.
Terry McGovern whipped Kid Broad
in six fast and bloody rounds.
A serious defect is discovered in
Iowa's new biennial election law.
Gov. Beckham of Kentucky has been
warned that an attempt will be made
upon his life.
/"The belief is expressed that the ex
isting general average of stock prices
1s not too high.
Prof. W. H. Rosenstengel, of the
•University of Wisconsin, fell dead dur
ing a meeting of the faculty.
Two thousand clgarmakers at Tam
1a, Fla., are out of employment be
cause of labor union troubles.
Thirteen Insane soldiers from the
Philippines have been sent to the gov-,
eminent asylum at Washington, D." C.
Two-thirds of the entire potato crop
of Michigan has been rained by recent
storms. The damage amounts to some
The National Civic federation has
called a convention forDec. 17. at .Chi
cago to secure arbitration in the set
tlement of industrial disputes.
The United Statesturret ship Mont
erey has returned to, Hongkong, haV
ing failed to reach Canton, owing .to.-an
accident to her machinery. i§|
The American Steel Sheet company
has ordered the big Heeves plant
Canal Dover, Ohio, placed in condition
to resume work atonce*
'The State of Indiana has entered
sksttK-'ilri the supreme c*jurt against the
company for $827,
damages for
«hf *t«t*taw ......
ntes to post bulletin* gpitounelng the
Powers Asked to Make
nkents Wkich 'Will Prevent
Farther Vronble In
tallW of the Appeal Not Dlacloaed
—Power* Will Be Obliced to
Washington, Nov. 25.—Realizing the
critical condition of the. negotiations
at Pekln, the United States govern
ment has appealed directly to the
powers to make arrangements which
Will prevent further trouble In Crina.
The government is satisfied that un
less the pewers modify the conditions
which the ministers at Pekln are ap
parently anxious to Impose, the nego
tiations will come to nothing and there
will be grave danger of a renewal ot
hostilities involving the whole of
China and threatening the peace of
the world. The details of the appeal
have not been disclosed, hut they are
understood to be of such a character
that the powers will he obliged to
make known
Without Qualification
their intentions as to China's future.
It is believed here that1 In this action
the government Will have the hearty
support of Russia and France, and
perhaps Japan. Some responses 'are
already at hand, and it is stated that
generally our advances have been well
received, and the state department ex
presses satisfaction with the progress
so far achieved. Details of the radical
action of the government cannot be
obtained, but enough is known to jus
tify the assertion that the United
States has asked the powers to put
aside their individual desires and en
deavor to make an agreement to serve
as a basis for direct negotiation with
the Chinese government which will be
for the
Good of All Concerned!.
.The government was reluctantly forced
to take this step. The president and
his advisers felt, however, thtJt the
foreign representatives at Pekin have
succeeded aftgr many weeks of con
ference In putting the difficulties be
tween China and the powers In an
even mere hopeless tangle than before.
To bring order out of tnis condition of
diplomatic chaos is the earnest desire
of the government. Whether any
good results come the government has
no means of knowing, but it feels that
its duty to itself and its regard for
the peace of tl\e world justified it in
abandoning the hope or bringing about
a settlement through the ministers at
Pekin and trusting to the sense of
justice among the European nations
and Japan to remove the menace to
their owr. welfare now confronting
Mnke Known Their Intentions
Without Qnalllleatlon Grave.
Dancer of Renewal of Hostilities
Which MlBnduger the Peace
of the World.
He Would Kill the Empress
Usurp the Throne.
London, Nov. 25.—The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Morning Post sends
the substance of a letter from Wang
Wen Shao, describing the situation in
Singan-Fu. He says that the emperor
and dowager empress reside In the
governor's yamun. They are surround
ed by a bodyguard of 250 troops, but
are hemmed in by Gen. Tung Fu
Hsiang's forces, who hold the entire
city. Gen Tung Fu Hsiang passes in
and out of the yamun as he pleases
and salutes the emperor with scant
ceremony. He has declared his inten
tion to emulate the famous Wang
Mang, who prevented the court in his
time from making terms with the en
emy, and finally slew the emperor and
usurped the throne.
His Bralu Affected and Intellectual
Powers Endangered.
Paris, Nov. 25.—"A diagnosis of the
czar's malady," says a dispatch from
St. Petersburg to the Steele, "shows
that he has typhoidic enteritis. His
brain is affected and the intellectual
powers are endangered."
Livadia, Nov. 25.-—The czar passed a
good night. He Is stronger and his
condition Is very satisfactory.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 25. It is ru
mored here that Emperor Nicholas Is
threatened with pectoral, complica
tions, which, if they exist, would ma
terially diminish his chances of re
covery. Inflammation of the lungs is a
common complication of typhoid fever
in Russia. Thus far there is no official
confirmation of the rumor.
England Will Indemnify Germans.
Treated Unnecessarily Severe.
Berlin, Nov. 25. In the relchstag
Herr Masse, National Liberal, charged
the German government with leaving
its subjects unprotected in the Trans
vaal. Baron Richthofen, the minister
of foreign affairs, replied that Great
Britain was justified In ridding the tor.
ritory of undesirable persons. In re
gard to other Germans who had been
expelled from South Africa and those
who had been treated with unneces
sary severity, the foreign minister
Stated that England had promised to
jnake compensation and that negotia
tions on this subject were now pro
ceeding. Some of the claims which
had been forwarded to .the. German
government from South Africa, he de
clared, were manifestly untenable.
Rumorp That She fs Failing A:r£'ito«
London, Nov. 26. Rumors ars^re*
newed that the queen's health
good as it might .he. ^They are
howeiver, well founded. Hefcjv
Ts wonderfully rottustv^She )oq
and Vigorous, shows no *lgn» ot tal|fhg
abilities, tand her volce, considering her
age. is sweet and yet refojUMit. She
takes her drives datly jn art open car
riate through thf jfraft (ormt of
l^llticteik. yesterdigr .told 'thW dtftalii=
bri ills ^If^fhy iifilttiihs
ah infernal machine. A7 hot .came tci
day morning and Twas opened While
the. express, .messengtir was present
The' label was- typewritten aild said:
"Sample puzzle box.' Open, puil string
with quick Jerk the refcilt will ,be
surprising." Mr. Coffer grave the
string a Jerk but It broke. The box
was then pried open, disclosing three
sticks of dynamite fitted with fuses
and wrapped in combustibles. A hun
dred match heads were glued, to a
stick and were so arranged as to Ig
nite by striking BandpapeajjjLwhen the
string was drawn. About half the
match heads ignited but failed to flrei
the fuses. There was en?ugh dyna
mite In the package to wreck the wholt
side of the public square in which
Coffer's office is located. The package
came frcm Aurora, but the express
agent there does not know who sent
It. Coffer knows of no enemy who
would seek his life. Detectives repre
senting both Mr. Coffer and the Ameri
can Express company are at work on
the case.
Precautions Which SaTed a Minne
apolis Man in Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 25.—George Beyerle ot
Minneapolis, who has been visiting
friends In Chicago, took the precau
tion to place $250 which he was carry
ing in his shoes before starting down
town. He made a mistake in getting,
off an elevated train at Haistead
street, and was there accosted by a
woman, and later by two men, one of
whom said the woman, was his wife,
and displayed a star and put Beyerle
under arrest. Then the pair decided
upon robbery and compelled the victim
to surrender $6. The footpads fled and
Beyerle reported the case at the Des
plaines street station, expressing
great delight at having used his shoes
as a bank.
Good Showing Made by the
bury-Washburn Company.
London, Nov. 25.—American flour and
American milling methods received a
vote of confidence at the annual meet
ing of the British Pillsbury-Wash«
burn con-rany. The reports, showing
net profits for the year of $670,000,
were greeted with cheers and en
thusiastic praise for Yankee' manage
ment. Commenting on the state of
American flour in Europe, Charles
Taylor Fox, manager of the Pillsbury
Washburn foreign office, said:
"The bakers and breadeaters of
Great Britain and Ireland consumed
more than 1,500,000 barrels of Minneso
ta flour during the last year. We have
broken into France and Germany, des
pite the supposedly prohibitive tariffs,
and we are shipping goods to such re
mote corners as Finland, Egypt and
Malta. We expect an expensive trade
with SButh Africa, of which several
government orders for the British
army are the forerunners."
Nineteen Ar
of Krnser's Subjects
rive in Butte.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 25.—Nineteen men
from the Boer army have arrived In
Butte and are in charge of the local
Boer society. They say thousands of
Boers are coming West to locate. The
men declare that England will never
be able to subdue the Boers, though
many of other nationalities who have
been fighting with the Boers have, left
and are coming to America. There also
arrived in Butte a dozen Roumanian
refugees who, among thousands, are
being sent to this country by various
Hebrew societies. The refugees tell
hOTrible stories of persecutions, and
say thousands of their country people
are ^killing themselves to escape perse
cutions. Many attempt to flee to Ger
many, but are driven back. The men
say about 11,000 refugees have already
been distributed through the Western
Arrests tc Be Mmlc In the Reno In
cineration Case.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 25.—Arrests will
probably be made in the case of Ope
rator Quigley, found dead in the burned
station at Reno a few days ago. Sus
picion that murder Was done has been
aroused by newly discovered circum
$25,000 TO THE TON.
What, Ore From Newly Discovered
Ledge in Alnskn Will Run.
Tacoma. Wash., Nov. 25.—The richest
ledge In the Atlin district has been un
covered In the Glfener group on ''Taku
Arm. It is eighteen feet wide and is
said to run $25,000 to'the ton.
Titus Law Mix Being Solved..
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 25. The
state treasurer has made a statement
to the public saying he .would not at
tempt to hold his office longer than
this year however the courts might
decide the Titus amendment. It to his
Intention to turn the, office over to
Treasurer-elect Gilbertsoxi the first of
the year. This practically settles the
dispute as far the the state offices are
Ex-Treasurer Bonarard Sentenced.-'
Chaska,, Minn., Nov. 25, Gerhard
Bongard, the defaulting treasurer of
Carver county, entered a plea of guil
ty as charged In the Indictment, and
the court sentenced him.ii hard labor
at Stillwater for the term of three
years and sf? months '*nd to pay a
fine of $500 an& ptwts of prosecution,
amountlngTttci about 91,000.
of Ban..
married man froiii^
was arrested
GWnsjr,, ag6d'^hirr'
It^N^.hsa^njs preliminary, hearing And
cfemnfltted to Jan. .*
Huimngton..v v^
Heflin, eighteen
to .death at
knife fhe
fttiffg estal..-_„
invemment In the WftW
iiy, an' ftfer
.province, ot BengUet. This was adopt
Sd yesterday And it cbiordinateij wltlii
the establishment
township' government In the Same
provlnc#. The governor, who is to
appointed,- will receive a aaiarjr of |1,
500. He will pass upon the acts of the
town councUs and- will issue ordenr
which will hdvi: the same effect as
ordinances whenever the council faH»
to enact the ,'h^cessary measures. The
governor, who writ also be the treas
urer and auditor, will be ex-ofllclo a
provincial Juistlce oif the peace, 'and In
that capacity will control the constab
"al .civile#
Bat the Junta at Hojtglconir .Insists
Th»t He Is Stlll Allve.
New York, Nov. 25. United States
Consul Wildman, says a World dla*
patch from Hongkohg. has information
that the Filipino junta, at a meeting'
Nov. IS decided to brave the charges ,+
of deportation rather than quit Hong- H,«.
kong. i.??
Recent correspondence between the
junta and the Insurrectionists proves
that Agulnaldo Is still alive, but he la
said to be suffering from' a gunshot
wound In his stomach.
The Hongkong junta has also decided
to make another attempt to send arms
to the Filipinos in a launch, which-,
it Is rumored, will probably fly the
German flag. The venture will be int
charge of Col. J.uUo del Pilar.
Iluyes and Garfcla. two Filipino
agents, have a large stock of muni*
tions of war at Macao.
Kay Come to the United^ States fo»
Four More.
Philadelphia, Nov. 25. The Press
says that It learns the Russian govern
ment will, In rfll likelihood, have a
number of fast cruisers built in this
country. After stating that under the
new Russian naval programme tli#,
czar will build five battleships in Rus
sian shipyards,'the article says: "For,
cruisers the czar's officials will turn
once more toward the United States.
No contracts have been placed, and
the Cramp company officials intimate
that they have no reason to believe
that they will be called upon to" du
plicate the magnificent cruiser Variag,
but from other sources comes the an
nouncement that Russia wants more
swift cruisers, and that she will some
here for them."
Porte May Be Compelled to tilrc
Consul Norton nn Exequatur.
Constantinople, Nov. 25.—The porte
has definitely rejected the request for
an exequatur for aftJnited States con
sul at Harpoort. This refusal is re
garded by the United States legation
as a direct violation of treaty rights,
and consequently, despite the refusal.
Dr. Thomas H. Norton, who was ap
pointed by President McKinley some
time ago to establish a consulate at
Harpoot, has been directed to proceed
to his post. The expected visit of the
battleship Kentucky at Smyrna is be
lieved to relate quite as much to this
matter as to the indemnity question.
Uncle Sam HAH NO Wartlfce Designs,
Upon -Turkey.
Washington, Nov. 25.—Secretary Hay
denies that there are any warlike de
signs upon Turkey to force the pay- i,
ment of the $90,000 indemnity demand
ed by this government for damages
during the Armenian massacres. The
Kentucky will stop at a Turkish port
during Its passage to China, and was
reported at Naples Thursday. While
the battleship remains in port at
Smyrna the United States charge will
make another demand upon the sultan
for the payment of the debt, but there
is no danger of forcing hostilities.
Sheriff Is Ordered to Act by the Dis
trict Attorney.
Denver. Nov. 25.—District Attorney
McAllister of Colorado Springs has or
dered Sheriff Freeman of Lincoln coun
ty to proceed against the members of
the irob who burned Preston Porter,
Jr., at the stake last week. The order
was Issued after correspondence be
tween Gov. Thomas and Mrte McAllis
He 8s« He Is Going to Rest From
Campaign Work.
Queenstown, Nov. 25.—Richard Crok
er looked somewhat indisposed when
the Cunard line steamer Lucania ar
rived here. He said he was not in the
best of health. He had done much
work during the campaign and intend
ed to rest in Engl,and and On the con2
tlnent for six- months.
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•M' stf!'1*1
Miners Will Strike.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 25. Presi
dent Mitchell, of the United Mine
WQ^kers of America, has granted 2,00®
of Hopkins county,' Ky., per
to strike. •. They are thoroughly
organized and will demithd higher
Vages. Organiser BVaii* has gdn& to
West Virginia to orgahlzei the stato
if os a if
ing brought into the comfpetltiVei field.
WashbWt^^ Ifov. ^^The.
tlon of the State of Souifo Cafcllna
^ojwss A:
•3rit)i 'kiltie
.were hoped
•ye« Whfedt,
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