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TANEY COUNTY REPUBLICAN
W. H. Price, Edits rOESITH MO. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Phoenix, Ariz. Frank E. Moores and Miss Mary R. Maloney, both of Omaha, were married here WednesJay. Moores is mayor of Omaha and has teen spending the winter in Phoenix. New York. An unprecedented rush Is reported by steamship line officials iere for booking passengers by Amer icans whiting to cross the Atlantic this ummer. From eight to fifteen Bailings re, they say, already full, there are long waiting lists for favorite oaies, and the second cabin accommodations of tome new steamers could be sold at Brst cabin rates if the. first class dining room would hold the travelers at oae Bltriog. Honolulu. Governor Carter received a cablegram from the .state department at Washington Wednesday notifying Mm of the arrest In London of Henry X. Kapea, alias Kentwell, alias Blake, the absconding clerk of the Hawaiian Trust Company, of this city. Kapea, afler leaving here about a year ago, was indicted for the embezzlement of $1,000 from the company. Prepara tions for the extradition of Kapea have been begun and Deputy Sheriff Henry Veda will go to London to bring bltn to Honolulu. Jerusalem. General Booth, oT the Salvation "Army, left Jaffa March 13 for Australia. Before failing, with the Sal vation banner flying over lils heart, he read a proclamation expressing his tiappinf'Ss at the accomplishment of the dream of his life In visiting Jeru salem, and exhorting all Christians lo co-operate In alleviating the miseries of outcasts. The last carriages of the special train from Jaffa, with 300 American and other tourists from the Hamburg American line steamer1 xToTtke on board, were derailed and up let, but no one was injured. "Vprli gfield. Ul.-L. J. Nchls. of Chi cago, a witness before the Sangamon county court in connection with the Comrrford corruption, charges, Wed nesday filed suit for $10,000 damages against Frank E. Comerford and his atTorney, Otis Welsncr, allrglng that the notoriety given him has injured bis reputation. Mr. Nchls alleges that he was Induced to go to the Weisner office upon representation that he was to sign a paper entitling him to a legacy lo Germany, and that Instead the paper he signed was an affidavit to the effect (hat he bad been on the stale's padded pay roll. ; Berlin. Emperor William dined with Ambassador and Mrs. Tower at their residence Wednesday night. The empress, who dines out nowhere this season, was not present. Others who were nt the dinner were Chancellor vou Buelow, General Count von Moltke, General Count Hohenati, General Vou l.ocwenfeld, Count Schmettow, Admiral von Tlrpitz, Admiral Hollmunn, Herr von Pern Rnesebeck, Arnold von Sie mens, Professor Kckule, Herr van Btr.idonltz, American Minister and Mrs. Townsend, from Brussels; Consul Gen eral and Mrs. Mason and members of the embassy staff and their wives. Washington. At what will probably be the last meeting of the iuaugural committee Wednesday, the report of Chairman Glover, of the finance com mittee, was s-ubmittcd. It showed that after all the expenses of the inaugural committee, amounting to about $82,000, were paid, there will be a surplus of $00,000. out of which will be. returned to the subscribers the guarantee fund of $02,380. There were 180,000 visit, brs In the capital city on March I, wnlch Is 35,000 greater than the crowd to the last, McKInley inauguration, and between 2o,000 and 25.000 greater than at the first Cleveland Inauguration. New York. Property valued at from iro.000 to $50,000, consisting mostly of gold and silver tableware, has been stolen from the home In East Ninety fourth street of Jose Schoenberg, a wealthy merchant who has establish meats throughout Ohio and Pennsyl vania. The merchant and his family are now traveling in Europe. The house has been boarded up both front and rear. Bric-a-brac, llvei wire, paintings and other household articles valncd at nearly $300,000 were left there wlthoat a caretaker. Some rooms had been ransacked and many chests containing the family silver were forad empty. Much valuable property in the closets, however, had not been disturbed, a-ud evidently the robbers had been fright ened off or had planned a secoud trip. New York. The directors of the luterborough Rapid Transit Company declared Wednesday a dividend of 1- per cent on the company's stock. The Interborough company operates tbe subway ard elevated lines on Manhat tan island. The vatlc&n wants to have a papa! representative admitted, to tbe next ARE FALLING BACK SLOWLY THE RUSSIANS STILL RETREAT ING IN DIRECTION OF HARBIN The Japanese Pursuing But Not Pres sing Them General Lineviteh Begins Work of Reorganiz ing the Russian Forces. Gunshu Pass, March 20 (Morning.) The last two days have been utten ly without incident, except for the re. moval of the censor to Kud.ihu pass. The Russian rear guard Is ret real in J slowly and engaging in occasional skirmishes. It has now reached a po sition twenty-seven miles north oj Tie pass. The Japanese aro slowlj advancing, without pressing the Ku Si LB. In the course of the retreat the Ruf sians are destroying bridges, the rail way roadbed and highways and carrj leg off stores and demolishing buihv figr and everything not portable. Ro ports of a wide turning movement bj the Japanese are no longci being ro ceived. There is increasing difficulty in sf ccring reliable information beyond ihi limits within) which scouting partlci are active, on account of the defection of many Chinese to the Japanese side. Many natives who have been employ ed as servants by Russian officers havt run away and other consequences o the evacuation of Mukden are notice. able in tlio attitude of the Chinese The troops parted In sadness wit', General Kuropatkin, whose labors li shaping tho army are recognized, and who was ever attentive to the wanti of the soldiers In the mater of food, clothing and shelter. Regardless l the fact that he had been commander- in-chief, Gemrral Kuropatkin offered 1 1 rtmain here as a subordinate of Get. trai unevitch, and as commander of a .rps. (eiieral Lineviteh, who also enjoy i the respect and confidence of thi troops as a fighter, Is determined ti initiate reform by weeding out (h.j overloaded staff rnd oMier administra tive departments and is taking other Flips which it is believed will result in economy as well as Increasing the efficiency of tho tirmy. Tho Ited Cross depot under the aus pices of Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Midow of Grand Duke Sergins, Is doing excellent work In providing officers who lost their effects in the retreat from Mukklon with linen and other necessaries. Some officers are now being supplied with outfits who had no change of linen sinrc February 23. London! March 2L Cetieral Line vltch's report to the emperor that he had Inspected uewjy arrived troops troops causes considerable speculation in London ob indicating that the com In Mnwhuria cither hns gone much further north than had been supposal mander In-chief of the Ilnssiun army cr that Russian rolnfoicemetyts aro et ill being sent touth from Harbin. The latter hypothecs is considered hardly likely in view of tho fact that the Russians are trying to effect the speediest possible retirement to Har bin. Clearly a rigorous censorship la again being enforced from both the Rutslan and Japanese sides. Vlbong, March 20. The youth who shot Governor Miasoredoff has been Identified as Mattl Hjalmar Reinkke, who admits that he Is a revolutionist. He hails from Kurlkke parish in tho northwestern part or Finland, but re cectly has been living In Stockholm xo avoid arrest on account of his 4 M'own revolutionary ideas. He re turned four days ago to Finland by way or Tornea and spent three days In Vibong but declines to reveal his stopping place. Governor Miasoredoff has been most energetic In the nusslflcatlon of Fin land, and memorials have been sent to the estates petitioning his removal on account of his alleged illegal methods and the general conditions in his pmer. which were pronounced to be intolerable. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon Rcinek ke gained access to the governor's cab inet and fired a shot from the thresh old. Then, advancing, he fired twice mere, after which, Jumping behind and ur.der tho governor's writing table, with his pistol he held up the clerks who were rushing In and manage! to reach the street Secretary Markuff, who followed him, summoned assist ance and the would-be assassin was coptured. Big Kansas Twine Order. Leavenworth, Kan. C. A. Gamblll of Wellington called on E. B. Jewett, werden of the Kansas penitentiary Monday, and contracted for ten car loads of binling twine. The price has cot been fixed yet, but it will be below that asked by the Twine trust. Each carload of twrae Is worth about $3,000 and this is the biggest order ever re ceived at the prison twine plant "HCLD-UP" MEM GET $10,000. A Standard Oil Messenger In Califor nia Rcbbed. Berkeley, Cal., March 20. J. E. Daly, an Oakland liveryman who was acting as messenger for the Central bank of Oakland, was held up and robbed of $10,000 while on his way to the Standard Oil refinery at Point Richmond at 10:30 o'clock Monday. There were two highwaymen, one of wl.om was tall and the other short and stout. Both carried revolvers, hut only the taller of the the men wore a mask. Tho short man had a heavy black beard. The robbery took place at a po'nt on the roadway between Stege and Point Richmond- The highwaymen Jumped out of a clump of brush at the at the side of the road and at once cov ered Daly and ex-Deputy Sheriff Roach who was riding with him. At the point of revolvers Daly and Roach were compelled to Jump from the bug gy and give up the sack of gold. Then the robbers tied them to a fence and placed gags In their mouths Daly and Roach freed themselves after considerable difficulty and then proceeded to Stege station on the Scuthern Pacific, about half a mils away. They rang up be Oakland and Btrkeley police departments and Shor- HI Veale of Contra county, in telling his story over the tele phone Daly said that the highwayman took his buggy, as well as a dilapidated rlfc in which they drove to the scene of the robbery Travelers coming from San Pedro said that a man bearing the descrlp tion of the taller of the men had been seen driving rapidly in that direction. The short robber who took the old rig tcok the road In the direction of Berkeley. It had been the custom ot tho Central bank to send out $10,000 to the eninlnvees nnrt a mnnth on,l iho is miie uouoi mat tne toducts were ... tllll. . . acquainted with the fact. Sheriff Frank Barnett and several deputies and detectives from tho Oak land police department started at once for tho scene of the robbery as soon as the news reached Oakland- Nino thousand dollars of the stolen money was In gold and $1,000 in si!- cr. Richmond, Cal. March 20. Thi horse and buggy taken from Daly and Roach this morning was found at West Berkeley Monday about dark, wlth $1,000 in the buggy. A man an- swerlng tho description of the robbcf who wore a soft hat was caught be- tween San Pablo and Gatele ranch Monday evening. The other man H still at large. Rutiiant Buried Guns. Toklo, March 20 (11 n. m.) The fol- lowing ofilcial announcement has been made: "Our detachment entered and occupied Kalyuan Sunday morn- ing at 4 o'clock. On the same day at 10:30 o'clock the enemy's cavalry, about sixty strong, with three com' piinies of Infantry, attempted a coiin er attack, but was repulsed. Toward the northeast the bridge on the main rond south of Kaipuan have been burned by the enemy. The railwav bridges have been partly destroyed. i no numocr or guns captured near Mukden Is Increasing, owing to dis coveries of those burled by the enemy btlore retreating. Expect a Rush of Comolainte. Topcka.-Tho new railroad law be- cnine effective Tuesday, when It was printed In the official slate paper. The raliroad commissioners are preparing for a rush of "postal card" complaints as soon as t!to law becomes effective. Tbc supporters of the measure assert- ed all winter that it would require Jiothlng more than a complaint on a pcslal card to set tho machinery of the railroad commissioners In motion and many of the shippers will give the Ian a trial. Exciting Republican Primaries. Lawrence, Kan. The most exciting republican primaries ever held In this French 'loan were rejected because town were held Monday afternoon . A. Russia would not make peace. He ex L. Sellg was a candidate for the nom- peeled that these negotiations would be (nation for mayor for the fifth term, resumed soon. The success of the In tuit was beaten in every ward by J. A. tcrnal loan, the minister said, is assur- Keeler. Every councilman was defeat - el for renominatlon. The contest was over Improvements, the citizens taking the stand that the town was growing too rapidly. An Ex-Mayor's Sudden Death. Girard, Kan. Dr. II. M. Haldcman, proprietor of the Bank of Girard, was iJapam r-e reports are greatly exagger fcund dead In his bedroom Mondav ated. The reoorts that sixty sleee aun3 morning. The cause of death was heart failure. He had been mayor two terms. Dr. Haldeman was about d years old. Harder for Law Students. Lawrence, Kan. Tho requirement for admission to tbe law school of the University of Kansas will be raise! before next fall. Instead of the thir teen credits now required, fifteen will be neeesary for admission. The dif ference from the present requirements is that more history, languages and geometry will be needed in prepara tion for the first year class. HIS ADVISERS URGIN3 PEACE THE EMPEROR'S MINISTERS WOULD MAKE TERMS WITH JAPAN. Peace They Say Can Be Concluded With Honor, If Not With Glory Will Net Pay Any In demnity. St. Petersburg, March 20 (1:45 a. m ). while "Emperor Nicholas, whoee word In final, still declines to abandon the prosecution of tie war and the gov ernment maintains its ability to con tinue the conflict, the Associated Press is in a position to state that powerful riiluences, including several of the em perr.r's own ministers, are now strong- y urging that the time has come to in dicate to Japan Russia's desire for peace upon a reasonable basis. Should Japan then attempt to impose too oner ous conditions, these influences arguo that in view of the universal wish to sec the bloody conflict ended, Russia's position will be strengthened abroad by the alienation of sympathy from Japan and the situation at home im proved when the nation Is made to un derstand that tho emperor's pacific pro posals have been met with impossible terms. One of the emperor's ministers is re ported as saying: 'We have suffered a bitter defeat ou land and sea. We can, however, still continue the war. But both countries have suffered great losses in blood and treasure, and it would only profit the rivals of both were we to fight on until one or the other Is exhausted. Russia has dud a hard task fighting the war against such adversaries 6,000 miles fr,,m m,me and 1 contend It can mako a dignified peace without glory, but not Without honor, 'As the victor on land and sea Japan can afford to remember, as Bis marck uid at the conclusion of the Austro-Prussian war, that two coun tries which must live through the long future as neighbors may need each other's friendship. Japan may consider the time propitious on account of the situation In European Russia to try and crush" us. Suppose, for the sake of argument, it succeeded in finally fore- lag a humiliating pence, it could mot be TU0TC tna nn armed truce. Russia is too big and powerful to retire perman- ently from the field. The clouds at home wiTl eventually roll away. With the army and navy reorganized In five, ten or fifteen years there wili come in- evllably our revenge. No permanent peace is possible now or later unless Japan Is reasonable." To the suggestion of the possibility of an alliance between Russia and Japan the minister said: "A reasonable peace must first te ,slahHhed " "What," was asked," would be reas onable?" "Broadly speaking, Russia' ie- ounciatlon of its entire Manchuriau policy should satisfy Japan's claims. It cou'' ave 'ts protectorate over Korea sura privileges on tbe Kwantung ptn Insula and at Port Arthur as the pow ers would not oppose, and the Chlnooc Eastern railway be placed under inter national control, Ru.-sla maintaining its rights fo a railway line through Not them Manohurla to Vladivostok." hat would be Russia 8 atutude on the subject of Indemnity?" "Russia never has paid Indemnity and history practically affords no pre- cedent for indemnity when territory is Dot occupied to insure payment, and Japan holds not a foot of Russian te-rri- tory. Japan could, however, take the proceeds of the sale of property and I rights of the Chinese Eastern railway which was built with Russian money." Proceeding, the minister said the dif- Acuities of continuing the war were fully appreciated, both from a military and a financial standpoint, but neither I was Insurmountable. He denied em- phatically that the negotiations for a 14' As fur the question of a new army much depended upon the exact sltui- tlon when General Liuevitch got the I army out of danger. Tho minister- said further that "com plete details of General Kuropatkln's losses have not yet reached the goveru- mcnt. but "it Is already known that th I and .v.any hundred cars were left be- diind is false, as practically no siege guns or rolling stock fell into the hands of the Japanese. Schooner Reported Lett. San Francisco. Advices from Unga, Alaska, dated March 10, via Valdez, March 17, stating that the schooner Pearl, which sailed from here Decem ber 7 last fiv Sanak, Alaska, has not yet arrived. New lumber and other wreckage Tias drifted ashore at Sanak, and it is believed that the vessel with sll on board, thlr;y -six persons, were lost on a -rock ef Sanak. She Factory Horror. Nearly One Hundred Killed by Boiler Explosion. Brockton, Mass. The list of dead in the explosion in the R. B. Grover ft Cc. shoe factory Monday morning may resch 100- Sixty bodies have been re- corded so far and seventy-five addi- tional operatives are unaccounted for. Ftw of the bodies have been Ideoti-1 fied, as most of those recovered cai- not be recognized. Thirty-six persons were injured, many of them, It is be- lic-ved. mortally. It is believed nearly a! of those reported missing will be found to have perished in the building The work of removing the bodies has been going on all night. When the boiler exploded it passed upward almost perpendicularly, tear ing a passage as it went, killing many on the way. After rising high in the air it descended half the distance and then, Bwervlng northerly, cut its way like a huge projectile through a dwell- in,1; house fifty feet away and pierced another dwelling further along. Scenes of horror followed the wrenching apart of the factory build ing. In tho rear the throe upper floors weighted as they were with heavy machinery, collapsed with a crash thai was heard for blocks. Men and vomen working In departments of this section who were busy at their machines had time only to turn In an attempt to flee after the first dull roar when the flooring sank beneath them and they were carried to the ground floor crushed and bruised amid the mass of debris. Many fell into a ver itable fiery furnace. In the sections of the factory which remained standing the operatives were panic stricken as they sought to escape Many fled down the stairway and reached lue street, others ran to the windows, the firo escapes in many cases having been torn away by the explosion. In desperation many Jump ed from the second and third story windows to the ground and were dan gerously Injured. The crush on the stairways resulted In numerous minor injuries. Scarcely had the rear portion of the structure collapsed when the flames started up from the boiler pit and communicated with the splinters of the wreckage and Immediately afterward with the standing walls. Soon the en tire story was In flames. Many acts of sacrifice and heroism were seen. One man whose legs were caught under an iron beam cried to tne rescuers that they could not extrl- cate him and to help the girls behind him. Stretching out his arms he lifted several girls one by one and passed thrm to the rescuers. Then the Are reamed mm and ne died. A woman who was entangled in a shoe machine ci led out that she was dying and com manded the rescuers to attend to oth ers who might live. She begged to be shot- Soon the flames enveloped her. Among the first to Arrive on the ccene was the Rev. James O'Rouke, curate at St. Margaret's Roman Catho lic church. At the risk of his life he removed seven persons from the ruin before the fire had reached them and was returning for the eighth when he fainted. Father O'Rourke administer- oil the last rites of the church to many Cal holies, both lo those who were sav- ed and some who later perished. Mayor Edward H. Keith personally superintended the search. Treasurer jO. C. Weston of the Grover company ertimated the loss on the factory at $200,000 and the loss on the other t urned structures was placed at about $50,000. The Grover factory, machln- ery and stock were insured for $200,- 000 Refused Conditional Pardon. 1 opefca. Missl Blnrhe Bols.1, the "joint smasher," who has been in the Shawnee county jail since October, re- fiibed a pardon Monday. Miss Boles will have completed her term within short time, but tho county commission ers offered her a pardon if she would agree not to molest joints sad drug stores. She marched back to her cell ana will leave the Jail with no prom ise in regard to her actions In the fu ture. For a City Hall in Hiawatha, Kansas Hiawatha, Kan. The legislature passed a bill permitting Hiawatha to vote $15,000 In bonds tc erect a city building. The council Monday night decided to submit a proposition to vote $10,000 In bonds for a public building to the people at the coming city elec- tion. There Is little doubt but that the ttcasnre will carry, as Hiawatha has King been In need of a building to ac- tx mrnoate its fijre department and Two Hurt in a Nebraska Wreck- Beatrice. Neb. A Rock Island freight and Burlington passenger train collided at a crossing here Monday afternoon on account of the failure of the air brakes to work cn the freight Both engines were demolished snd Engineer Hickey snd Fireman Pear man of the freight crew were Injured. The passengers had a narrow escape but r.one ot tben was Injured. SECRETARY HAY COLLAPSED. Taken Aboard the Steamer Crete In an Invalid Chair. New York. Secretary wf State John Hay was taken ill Saturday as he was about to board the White Star lluer Cretic for a voyage to the Medierrun- ean. and became so weak that he wa tasen on board the steamer in a whcei- ed chair. That bis condition was not regarded as alarming seemed apparent. however, as the steamer started on its voyage without delay. Mr. Hay baa been in poor health some time and the voyage upon which he started Saturday was planned to give him complete lest and an. opportunity to recuperate, It secretary's plans include a stay of about six weeks in Southern Europe. The Secretary had come from Wah- ington, Friday, accompanied by Mrs. Hay, his daughter, Mrs. James W. V.'adsworth, Jr., Clarence Hay, bis sos. and Henry Adams, a personal friend. The whole party went to the steamer Saturday, although only Mr. and Mia. Hay and Mr. Adams were to saiL At the White Star docks there are three short flights of stairs leading o the second floor, from which floor the hoarding of the steamers is made. lit going up these stairs Mr. Hay had to rest at each landing. Just as he reach ed The top he reeled back, but recover ed himself and kept on. As he was about to start up the gangplank he wan seen to turn white and stagger. He would have fallen had not bis friend- supported him. The Secretary was av stated to a heap of freight piled up near (he gangplank, where be sat down aud walled until an Invalid's chair was brought from the steamer. He was then wheeled aboard the steamer and went at once to his apartments. As it pased Sandy Hook the Cretic displayed a signal saying that Secre tary Hay was much better. HITS THE BOOK TRUST. A Strong Law Passed by Accident In Ok lahoma. Guthrie, O. T. L. W. Baxter, terri torial superintendent of public instruc tion, has discovered that Oklahoma now has an anti-trust school text book measure which may drive several book companies out of the territory. Th amendment relating to text books was slipped in at the last session of the legislature while tbe book company's lonbylsts were watching tTic bill in re gard to the uniformity of text books. Mr. Baxter himself did not know such a bill was before the legislature until it had become a law. The bill has the innocent title: "Te regulate school contracts," and was originally intended to break up corpor- ations and partnerships which rtstrlct- ed trade and controlled prices in school furnishings, desks, charts, seats, lix- tures, apparatus or supplies. Some one proposed that the words "text books'1 be inserted also and the amendment went through with opposition. Now, according to the law, it is impossible for a trust to event sell a box of chalk. school book or any school suppdie. in the territory under penalty of from $:iCrt to $1,000. In the council several of the senators declared the words "text books" had been stricken out, but the bill is now enrolled Including those words and the bit! has become a law. In pklahoma City there are in one building five dlf- fcrent companies, agents for school books and school supplies, pretending to be In competition with each other, Every firm, corporation, association or Partnership selling school books or supplies must, before it transacts busl- in the territory, file with the superintendent of public Instruction ana" the office of the dNtrlct clerk cf esch county, the affidavit of two of its principal officers and its business man ager, showing that its existence and business relations in no way violate the anti-trust law of the state. In each county each representative company selling school books and sup plies must have an agent, who must file a similar affidavit with the same di cers, stating a full description of the persons, individual, firm, corporation, partnership or association- engaged is suoh business, including the names of officers, stockholders, business address. business location and city, county and state, where located such persons or corporations have transacted business under for tne previous two years. Such affidavits must be filed every two yean. Soliciting business on the part of school book or supply companies ts punishable by a fine of from $100 to $-"00. The fllrng ot false affidaY.t makes the company or agent guilty of Prjury. Any member of a sohool bord or board of education making contracts with the agents of the com- rany when such affidavits are not made are guilty of a misdemeanor and are Another Perdlcarla Cate. Paris. Count de Sagonzac, who some time ago was sent by the Moroc can commission to Investigate tho commercial conditions of Morocco, ha been captured by Arabs. Die case re sembles the Perdicsris affair. The in cident causes excitement owing te France's policy of assuming paramount control of Morocco. tace conference at The Hague.