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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., FEBRUARY 20 lflOO.
THE SF."'S, Kstablshed Not. S. 1801. I Consolidated Jan. 1 1SOT
Till: liKKAMM stahlished April 10. 1SCA f -Onsouaatea Jan.l.lWA.
VOL. IX, NO. 30.
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Cabinet .Member Says lie He--iv'l
IJixT Line of tortrer In I'runt of Itnller
- lirukrii at l.ut, tut the Iturgltrr Get
Auuy t illi 1 li-ir iiiiit and I'ruviin
I'rt-tnria lt-port 1'lnims the Capture ol
N.urlv All the Iro iiona Krrnrh Wa
Taking to Klrnbrrly Hurgher AlwKi--
tiiiKa V.ig Ituttlr un the Tugela.
London, Feb. HO. A lucmher of the
cabinet told H. W. I.ury last uiglit
that tin war otlW hal received a tde
.si'.'iw aniiouiK irijc that Ueiieral Cronje
was hopelessly surrounded. Wyndliam
was In-set ly anxious nienilK-rs of the
house, I. ut would only reply that the I
piveiiiiueut's news was extremely
fatisfaetiry. The sole explanation of
the government withholding good
news is that eoiilirinatioii aim more
iletails are awaited.
'liieveh. Monday. Morning. Kel.
!:. The Itoer line of fortresses In
broken. The I'.ritish achieved a de
eided siiei-ess in -:iturinx the enemy's
position oa Monte Christo. The Hoers,
however, effect i vel.V executed a re
treat. removing their ;iiins and convoy
wagons. The British had compara
tively lew casualties.
lyoiiiloii. Feb. u. The .'hievely
orrespoinleiit of The Iaily News, tel
atriaphinir yesterday, says: "We now
i.-niiv all ihe hills to the right of Co-l-ii'
on this side of the Tujrela. in-j
t-ludina lllanirw:ine. which the Roers
e:i'-uated lasr niht. This capture of
Ill.V.iurwanp hill is of great strategical
iiupoi i.-iih e. as the hill commands the
Ma nl' of the Itoer defenses at 'oleU-
so. i(f successful advance and the re
eaptt'ire of the railway may be ex
pelled. Itorro ur 1 lo ir IJijf Hun.
London. Feb. L'ii. The Uaily Mail
has the following dispatch, dated Mon
day, from I'ietermaritzluirjr: "It is re
Hrted that Sir Kedvers Ituller has cap
tured Mlauilzwane hill. Large nuni
hers of Free Staters have left to meet
Lord Roberts force. It is believed
that a niiuiber of I'.oer big guns have
ln-eii taken back across the border.'
Wlint tin- llm ri Say of Kiiiil-rl-y.
London. Feb. L'o. A dispatch to The
Iady Mail from l.oureiizo Marques,
dated yesterday, says: "According to
advices from Pretoria the ltoers are
expecting a big battle on the Tuegla.
They claim that seventy of the Wilt
shires were killed at t'olesberg. and
that thirty wagons with forage and pro
visions were captured, but no ammuni
tion. They thus describe the fighting
ar Kin.berley : 'The Itritish came
through Itlauubank and attacked in
two columns. While the Boors were
busily engaged with Lord Roberts
'.'eneral French, with 2.000 cavalry
ami six guns, succeeded in breaking
through the ltoer lines. The ltoers did
Hot seriously opose Ieneral French's
ndv:inc out confined their efforts to
preventing the provisions getting
through. In this they succeeded, cap
turing :.0ii head of cattle. loo wagons
of provisions and lt0 men."
Siiprciin- Court tif Illinois lieere a Ie
t ilon of Tno Courts.
Chicago. Feb. :M. In an opinion
given by the supreme court of Illinois
yesterday The Inter Ocean Publishing
company is restored to membership in
the Associated Press. The highest
court of the state in reviewing the
case of The Inter Ocean against tbe
Associated Press reverses the decrees
of the circuit court of Cook county
and the appellate court of the First
district, remands the cause to the cir
cuit court and directs the entering of
a decree as prayed for in the original
bill tiled by The Inter Ocean.
The pith of the supreme court de
cision is that "The sole purpose for
which news was gathered was that
the same should be sold, and all news
paper publishers desiring to purchase
such news for publication are entitled
to purchase the same without discrim
ination against them. The clause of
the contract which sought to restrict
the appellant from obtaining news
from other sources than from appelle
is an atempt at restrictimi upon the
trade and business among the citizens
of a common country."
The Associated Press declines to
say at present whether the case will
be takeu to the national , supreme
Capital lntlt-l to MIUsipj.
Jackson. Miss.. Feb. 10. A concur
icnt resolution has passed loth houses
of the legislature inviting home and
foreign capital to invest in manufac
turing enterprises, especially cotton
factories, and setting forth the advan
tages of Mississippi as a manufactur
ing state. Pills to exempt newly es
tablished factories from taxation for a
period of ten years are now landing
and will be passed during the present
IlMnoin Attorney IIMiarml,
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 20. The su
preme court yesterday entered a rule
absolute striking from the roll of at
torneys the name of Moses Salomon
and disbarring him from practicing in
any court in this state. The proceed
ings in the -ourt were for the purpose
of disbarring Salomon for misconduct
ortice as an attorneyatlaw.
1 ..iiikI Guilty of Train Wrecking.
Ottumwa. Ia.. Feb. 10. Charles Es
sex, who on Nov. lt last attempted
wrecking the Burlington fast mail by
placing ties on the track, was found
guilty at Chariton. Essex is a farmer
boy living at Russell. He will proba
bly get ten years.
Otrumwa. Ia.,M-VI. -'. An. incen
diary tire at Aibia yesterday destroyed
the "lumber yards of the XV. B. Itallew
Lumber company. Ixss, ?10,000; in
Washington, Feb. The state de
partment has decided to investigate
Macrum's charge that the British cen
sor at Durban opened official mail of
the department addressed to him. A
cable has been sent instructing Adel
bert S. Hay, United States consul at
Pretoria, to investigate Macrum's al
legation and to report by telegraph as
soon as possible. As the dispatches
which Macrum says were read by the
censor are part of the records of the
Pretoria consulate and not the per
sonal property of Macrum, an exam
ination of the tiles is considered bv
the department officials as the quickest
method of, getting at the facts in the
LONDON VIEW OF HEPBURN.
What Official There Think of HU Nic
aragua Canal Argument.
London, Feb. 20. The Hepburn
Nicaragua canal report, maintaining
that Great Britain nullified the Clay-ton-BuIwer
treaty by securing control
of the Suez route to the far east, is not
taken seriously here. The views of
the British government on the subject
were expressed to a representative of
The Associated Press by a high official,
who said: "Orncii'ly, of course, it ia
not necessary to consider any such ar
gument, as Washington has already
recognized that the treaty has notbeen
abrogated by the fact that they have
requested a modification of It.
"Apart from this, Mr. Hepburn's ar
gument Is illogical and far-fetched.
The cabinet would have stoutly denied
that the Clayton-Bulwer treaty was
either abrogater or lapsed had any
such contention been raised. But it
was not, and of course we cannot now
recognize any such argument. We
ere watehlug with interest the
progress of the Nicaraguan matter in
the United States, though nothing
more has been done diplomatically.
We have given our consent and we
are simply waiting for the decision of
WHISKY KEPT HEbTaLIVE.
Woman Who Take Nothing into Her
Stomach Kiifpt Alcohol.
Bancroft, Mich., Feb. 20. Mrs. A.
Tyrell, a widow who lives afew miles
northwest of tills place, has not en
Joyed a square meal in two years, and
her case is a puzzle to all the physi
cians in the neighborhood. Mrs. Ty
rell has been suffering from stomach
trouble for many years. Two years
ago her condition became such that
she was unable to retain any solid,
Her physician prescribed raw eggs
beaten up in whisky, but she rebelled
against the eggs, and ever since then
her diet has been pure whisky and oth
er alcoholic stimulants. The woman
is gradually becoming weaker and has
been reduced in flesh until she is al
most a skeleton. There Is no hope
ior her ultimate recovery.
IVaterworka Pump tilve Out. j
Eransville, Ind., Feb. 20. For sev-'
eral days the city has been practically
without lire protection, both pumps
at the waterworks having broken
down. The force was not sufficient
to pump water to the second stories of ,
buildings. A pump on a gravel dig-1
ger is now forcing water into the reser
voir, but this piece of machinery is
weak and may give away at any time.
All the fire cisterns of the city have
been tilled by thedepartment and great
uneasiness is felt among the business
men. The new works will not be com
pleted for three weeks. !
Detective Sues for Ilia Wages.
Sioux City, Ia., Feb. 20. Henry E.
Brant, a detective here, has com
menced suit for $t04 against the es
tate of John Collins on the ground that
the deceased hired him to watch Mrs.
Collins, a young and pretty woman,
lest she fell in love with a younger
man. Brant says he performed his
duty faithfully for 1,200 hours at an
agreed price of 50 cents an hour and
adds that he is confident it was his
vigilance which prevented any one
from alienating the wife's affections.
Isniea That Story of Alliance.
London. Feb. 20. A representative
of The Asociated Press has been offi
cially and emphatically informed that
Great Britain has never, at any time,
made anv diplomatic or other ad
vances for an alliance with the United
States or Germany. So far as this
statement refers to the United States,
it is fully confirmed at the United
States embassy and hopes are ex
pressed that the false report will some
day die a natural death.
Fanners Fighting the Timber Thieve.
East Tawas, Mich.. Feb. 20. Peti
tions are being circulated among the
state granges in this section of the
state concerning alleged frauds being
perpetrated on the state by timber
thieves. They ask the granges to work
for an adequate law in the next legis
lature to protect the state's interests.
The petitions hint that the saving to
Michigan would almost Justify the
calling of a special session to consid
er the question.
Col. Itryan in Florida.
Brooksville. Fla., Feb. 19. On his
arrival here Saturday Bryan was wel
comed by a large crowd. He was
driveu to the residence of his cousin.
Judge Jennings, where an informal
reception was held. At noon a barbecue
was served in the court .house square,
after which Bryan addressed the peo
ple on the questions of the day.
Washington. Feb. 11). When the
house convened the speaker an
nounced the apiKjintment of James II.
Davidson of Wisconsin as chairman of
the committee on railways and canals.
The house theu resolved itself into
committee of the whole and resumed
consideration of the legislative appro
Grayling for Michigan Waters.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 19. The
state tisli commission has arranged for
the reception of a half million grayling
fry from the United States commis
sion to be plauted In Michigan waters
next spring. Grayling have been rap
idly disappearing from all Michigan
streams until now they are practically
Only One of the Kind Here.
Pawtucket. R. I., Feb. 20. The old
Ingrahamville mill was burned yes
terday with a loss of $140,000 to the
Charlton Manufacturing company.
The mill was engaged in finishing and
cutting of velvet, plush and corduroy.
It was said to lie the only plant of its
kind in the country.
Hospital Ship Maine.
New York. Feb. 20. Lady "Ran
dolph Churchill has cabled to Mrs.
Cornelia Adair, now In this city, say
ing that the American - hospital ship
Maine, now at Durban, Itatal, is near
ly full of sick and wounded. The
fatally llort at a rirc.
Salem, Ills., Feb. 20. Fire Sunday
morning caused a loss of $13,000. a
portion of the business district of the
citr being wipea out. jonn AioiacKin
fell from the top of a two-story build
ing while the tire was in progress and
received injuries wh!ch may prove fa
Tow n Is Left In Darkness.
Baraboo. Wis.. Feb. 20. The de
struction bv fire of the Tralrle du Sac
electric light plant left that place in
darkness. The plant was owned by
John Miser. , The loss Is $8,000.
Is oh a Issue Growing Out of
the War AVith Spain.
Is It Part of the United States or Not?
Do Its Citizens Come Cnder the Consti
tution? Questions That Involve the
Tariff and Other Slattern What Chief
Justice Marshall Decided Senator
Clark's Case Dr. Treacy on the Stand
Washington, Feb. 20. Tbe debate
upon the Porto Rican tariff bill, which
is to continue throughout the week
and possibly longer, opened In the
house yesterday. On all hands It is
agreed that this bill, although it ap
plies only to Porto Rico, involving as
it does the question of the power to
govern our new possessions outside
the limitations of the constitution, ia
the most important measure which
will come before this congress. In
terest in the bill Is intense among tho
members on both sides, and there is
urgent demand for time. The Demo-,
crats are solidly arrayed against the
measure, and they will have powerful
support from the Republican side in
McCall of Massachusetts and Little
field of Maine, both able and forceful !
debaters. How far the Republican dis
affection will extend, or whetherltwill
endanger the bill, it is Impossible to
say at his time. j
Leaders Open the Great Fight. I
Payne, the floor leader of the major
ity, refused to agree that a vote should
be takeu upon a substitute to be of
fered by the minoritj'. This substi
tute, which has not yet been framed,
will be in substance the bill originally
introduced by Payne providing for
free trade with Porto Rico by the ex
tension of the customs and revenue
laws of the United States over the isl-!
and. The debate yesterday lackiii ex-
citing features. It was in Ihe nature
of a long range bombardment before
the clash of the contending forces in
battle. Payne opened with a general
argument in support of the bill. Rich
ardson, the Democratic leader, joined
issue upon the power of congress to
enact the proposed legislation, and Dal
zell backed up Payne with a consti
tutional and legal argument. J
.same Ouestion I'p in the Nenate. j
A simple resolution of inquiry in
troduced in the senate by Hale precip
itated an hour's constitutional debate
on the authority of congress at its
pleasure to extend or withhold tho
constitution to territory acquired by
the United States. Hale offered a res
olution calling upon the commission
ers of the District of Columbia for in
formation as to why the law of con
gress relating to telephone charges
had not been enforced and practically i
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iui'ci .n i c. iiinimii. u;iiug iu
mind the extension of the constitution
over the insular possessions of the
United States, precipitated the legal
debate by inquiring how tho constitu
tion extended over the District of Co
lumbia if. as had been maintained,
congress had plenary power in the Dis
trict. Positions of TlioNe Partici pating-
Foraker replied that the consti
tution extended over the District when
it was a part of Virginia and Mary
land and was never withdrawn. Con
gress had ample authority, in his judg
ment, to extend the constitution over
such territory as the United States
might acquire or withhold it, at will
Lindsay agreed with Foraker. while
Vest quoted Chief Justice Marshall
who had decided that wherever the
authority and jurisdiction of the Unit
ed States extended the constitution
also extended. Lindsay did not think
that the entire constitutional interpre
tation of all the future ought to lie
based on Chief Justice Marshall's de
cision Iu that case.
CASK OK MONTANA'S SKN ATOKSH I P,
Clark Again Testifies Dr. Treacy Ex
plains His Kt-mnrks to Justice Hunt.
Washington, Feb. 20. Yesterday
Senator Clark, of Montana, was again
the star witness before the senate com
mittee on privileges and elections, not
withstanding that Dr. Treacy was also
heard. Dr. Treacy. Justice Hunt's phy
sician, occupied the entire forenoon
and a part of the afternoon. His state
ment concerning his interviews with
Justice Hunt corroborated the testi
mony of the justice in all essential
details. He said that Justice Hunt
was an intimate friend, and he as
serted that his motive in taking the
course he did was to test the justice's
ability to withstand the corrupting in
fluence of money. He had received no
funds from any source to pay the bribe
suggested and had been promised none
for that purpose.
Clark necessarily went over much of
the ground covered by him in his for
mer testimony. He was cross-examined
by Campbell, and insisted that he had
siMMit uo money for corrupt purposes
during the Montana senatorial cam
paign. He gave a detailed statement
of expenditures for political purposes
during the legislative and senatorial
contests, which footed up. as Senator
Turley announced, to $1;jo.(.n)o. He de
clared that his only purpose in enter
ing upon the campaign was the over
throw of Daly's rule in the state, which
he said was so tyrannical that he
would not desire to continue his resi
dence in the state if it was to continue.
Campbell said that Daly would go
on the stand in rebuttal. He is ex
pected everv da v.
KX-fONSlH. M ACRt'M'S CHAROKS.
Home Has Adopted Resolutions Tor thn
Invc ligation of die Same.
Washington. Feb. 2n. . The house
has adopted the Wheeler resolution
calling upon the secretary of state for
information regarding the charges of
Macrum. ex-consnl to Pretoria. The
secretary of state lias informed the
congressional committee that he de
sires a prompt ana run investigation
of tbe charges made by Macrum on
this subject, and says that if Macrum's
mails were tampered with his neglect
to report the matter is the gravest
violation of the regulations and dis
cipline of the consular service that has
occurred for many years. -
In this connection a dispatch from
London says: "The British officials
declare that it Is extremely improbable
that consular letters were opened at
Durban as alleged by Macrum." The
state department says that since Ma
crum left Pretoria there has never
been the slightest difficulty or delay in
communicating with the United States
consul at that place. While Ilollia.
our consul at Koitrenco Alurguez, was
acting at Iretoria, and since he was
relieved by Hay, the department of
state has received telegrams almost
daily and voluminous reports by every
Would Moilify Civil Servile Tenure.
"Washington, Feb. 20. Lacey of Iowa
has introduced a bill in the house
amending the civil service act so as to
provide that government employes
shall serve for five years, with oppor
tunity for reappointment for another
live years. Those now In the service
shall serve out a term of Ave years,
and .those who have served beyond
that time shall be divided Into classes
whise terms shall gradually expire.
Coeur d'Alene Investigation.
Washington, Feb. 20. The invest! -
gation of charges as to the conduct of
the United States military forces un-
der JJrigauier uenerai jiernam aunng
the Idaho mining troubles last sum
mer began yesterday before the house
committee on military affairs, but the
committee got no further than a dis
cussion, without action, of a line of
FORTY-EIGHT MURDER TRIALS.
.Resulting from At tat ks by Union Miners
Vienna. Ills., Feb. 20. Including the
twelve men now being tried here for
murder growing out of the Cartervillo
riot on Sept. 17, there have been forty
eight men put on trial for murder, all
the crimes being the result of the fight
of the union against non-union miners
at the Brush mines. The thirty-six
who have been tried were acquitted.
Besides the trials for murder and the
indictments still pending, there are
twenty-live other persons who have i
been cited to appear before United
States Judge Allen for contempt of an
injunction issued out of his court, and
eighteen of the forty-eight men charged
with murder must also answer the
Ohio Miners and Operators.
Columbus. O., Feb. 20. The joint
conference of the Ohio miners and
operators convened here in the after
noon to arrange the details of the new
scale, according to the advance grant
ed by the conference at Indianapolis.
Messrs. J. S. Morton, Tliomas Johnson
and A. E. Cole represent the operators,
and President Haskins, Vice President
Sullivan. Conrad Wein and James
Hardy and National President T. L.
Lewis the miners.
Hanna's Son Married.
Cleveland. O.. Feb. 20. Dan R.
Ilanna, son of Senator M. A. Hanna.
was married to Mrs. Daisy Gordon
Maud at the residence of the bride's
father in tilenville, a suburb of this
city. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. F. M. Riale, former pastor
of the CJlenville Presbyterian church.
Only a few of the immediate relatives
of the contracting parties were pres
ent. Want Royalty for a Gold Mine.
Lshpemiug. Mich., Feb. 20. Peter
Gingrass and wife, owners of the fee
at the Michigan gold mine, have sued
William C. Mather, president of the
Cleveland Cliffs company, for $30,000
royalty alleged to be due.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE .
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris, who has
been seriously sick, is now on the way
to complete recovery.
Because he was unable to secure
employment for the support of his
young wife Walter Belz, a plumber, of
Chicago, committed suicide.
Mrs. N. Givens and Mrs. N. C. Mig
hell, of Piano, Ills., are thought to be
the oldest living twins in the United
States. They are in their SGth year.
Miss Porter, head of the famous
Farmington school and sister of Noah
Porter, died at Hartford, Conn., from
W. "F. Green, a hardware manufac
turer of Troy, N. Y., died suddenly at
Dowie's Zion at Chicago.
Henri Rochefort was mobbed and
pelted with rotten apples in Bordeaux.
A sleigh iu which Henry O. Jensen
was riding was struck by an electric
car at Chicago and Jensen was in
jured, probably fatally.
France is to have another treason
case much like the Dreyfus case. Jude
Philippe, an officer employed in the
ministry of marine, is the accused,
and has fled.
Fire destroyed the Gallaudet Home
for Deaf Mutes in Poughkeepsie,
John Mead. 12 years old, was shot
In the ankle at Chicago by two small
boys who attempted to hold him up.
Joseph Cowen, editor of the New
castle (England) Chronicle, is dead.
The cost of the railways of the
United States up to 1S97 was-$11,775,-OOO.OOO.
That of the world was $33,
520.000.000. Losses of farm animals in the Unit
ed States for twelve months ended
March 1 last, from disease and ex
posure, are given by the government
at 7.5iM),(MK). worth $75,000,000.
The dividend record for Cripple
Creek public companies for February
will reach .?-7iO.OoO. For February,
18!K, it was $290,250.
Northwestern university faculty has
changed the entrance requirements so
that a single year of languages will
not be accepted unless same is contin
ued.. Pittsburg. Feb. 10. The acceptance
of service by the attorneys for the de
fendants in the Prick-Carnegie equity
suit clears the way for the actual he
pinning of the figlit in the courts be
tween the two steel kiugs. The rec
ognized adherents of each are doing
all in their power to marshal their
respective forces for the contest and
consultations on campaign plans are
being hid night and day.
The fifteen days allowed for filing
an answer to the suit dates from Fri
day, the lcth inst. it will probably
be tiled before the expiration of the
time limit, however, as the counsel
! , Car,,pKie say all the papers
will be ready when he returns to
rittshurg. which will be early In the
week beginning Feb. 25. Immediately
after Mr. Carnegie reaches Pittsburg
he will go over the papers with bis
attorneys, affix his signature wherever
required, and no time will be lost in
filing the defense.
The defense, it is said, will be in the
nature of a general denial of the al
legations of Mr. Frick as to Mr. Carne
gie's malevolent intent, and a strong
contention that the "ironclad" con
tract still exists, and it is as forcible
and binding as it was under the old
firm of Carnegie Bros. &. Co.
CLOSE AFTER CRONJE.
British Troops in Pursuit Have
Very Warm Work.
Buller Otcupies Itecent Itoer Positions,
but -Tii-! l-ntter t.et Their Big tin us
Away Pretoria Story of the Kelief of
Kimherley Kruger Says He Feels io
l ueaslness Iteort of a Fight at Dord
recht llt lligerents Sliouting at Kach
Other at Long Range.
London. Feb. 19. Rumors were in
circulation at the clubs and elsewhere
! ln London last evening that General
Cronje, with an army of 7,000, has
beeu captured. Apparently they
emanated from the continent. No con-
urination of them can be obtained
Jaco'isdal, Feb. 17. General Kelly
Kenny is still pursuing the Boers. He
has now captured more than 100 wag
ons. The Guards have occupied the Boer
position at Magersfontein.
Frere Camp, Feb. 10. The Boers
have abandoned several laagers. Gen
eral Ruller renewed bombardment of
the Boer position without eliciting a
reply. Another forward move is re
garded as imminent.
Doers Save Their Rig (iuns.
Chievel.v. Feb. "IS. General Buller
lias established his headquarters on
Hussar hill. Heavy artillery tiring
was maintained at intervals by both
sides from Wednesday until Friday.
The British slowly pushed theadvanee
and thier infantry occupied entrenched
new positions iu front of Hussar hill
with slight losses. It is lelieved that
the lyddite worked havoc in the Boer
The Boers are supposed to
( have moved their big guns back over
the Tugela Friday afternoon. The
j rifle lire has been heavy at times.
J Fighting a Good Rear Guard Action.
I .Tacobsdal. Feb. IS. Further details
of the Boer retreat show that the en
emy has been lighting a good rear
! guard aetion. and occupying succes
sive kopjes in order to allow the mov
, ing of the convoy, which, however,
has been going at a very slow pace."
the animals apparently being dead
beat. The latest reports show that the
Boers in the neighborhood of Klip
kraals drift are undoubtedly disheart
ened. The work of shelling the Boers
J proceeds vigorously. Owing to the
! style of action the Boers are bound to
! show in the open whenever they are
obliged to leave the kopjes.
( Itoer Version of the Story.
i Proioria. Friday, Feb. 15. It ap
pears from further reports of yester
day's fighting at Jacobsdal that 2 Oik)
British troops jrot through the federal
! position at Modder river and entered
Kimberley. The federals intercepted
the rear guard of the British and cap-
, tured great booty, many oxen and a
number or prisoners.
Ra-aisuriug Message from Kruger.
New York. Feb. I'.i. A dispatch
which President Kruger is said to
have sent to The Hague since the suc
cessful movement of General French
for the relief of Kimberley reached a
former official of Holland in this city
Saturday. The message, which was
sent with a view to quieting the ap
prehensions of the friends of the
Boors, reads: "Xo uneasiness. Federal
operations west fully planned."
I1!AWN TIGHT AT ItlRD'S IilVKK.
lit IltMirn of Shooting ami Only F.iglit
Itritioh Soldier Killcl.
London. Feb. 19. A special dispatch
from Bird's river reports a drawn
fight between Brabant's horse and the
Boers at I'ordreeht on Feb. 10. The
engagement lasted eight hours, until
darkness set in. The Boer casualties
are unknown. The latter had burned
the grass around the position, so that
the British khaki uniform showed up
distinctly against the black back
ground. After the fight, the dispatch
says, the British entered Dordrecht,
but left later.
Bird's 1 liver. Feb. 17. The poiition
near Dordrecht now is that the Boers
occupy a strong hill north of the town
and that the British hold a command
ing iost to the south. Both are main
taining a brisk exchange of shells oyer
Dordrecht. General Brabant's Horse,
.mk strong, commenced the march
from I'enhook Thursday morning over
a trackless veldt and through a moun
tainous and difficult country. Early
on Friday they were fired upon and
the firing 'continued all day and well
into the night, the British clearing the
Boers out of successive positions, un
der a terrific rifle fire lasting eight
Toward midnight Friday the British
forced the Boers at the point of the
bayonet out of their last position, an
important one overlooking Dordrecht.
The artillery duel was continued today.
The British casualties were eight
killed, including Captain Crallan and
Lieutenant Chandler. and eight
wounded. The British captured some
prisoners and a quantity of forage and
VillnjrwAf Dayton, Mich"", Burns.
Niles, Midi., Feb. 10. The village
of Dayton was destroyed by fire. The
flames originated in a dance hall and
burned the postoffice, telegraph office,
several stores, and a number of pri
vate residences. The town had no
fire apparatus. Much suffering result
ed from the cold. The loss is roughly
estimated at $l.",0tMi, partially in
sured. Gen. TTarrinon for tiie llovn.
Washington. Feb. 10. Fublic men
who have been in Indianapolis recently
report that former President Harrison
minces no words in expressing his sym
pathy for the Boers in their struggle,
although the general persistently re
fuses to be publicly interviewed, lest
his words embarrass the administra
tion at Washington.
Knili in tUf Reality of a Divorre Court of
th llawkeje Stale.
Sioux City, Ia.. Feb. 19. A divorce
suit has been begun here by Evelyn
Bums (Jibbs against Frank C. Gibbs.
They were married a year ago when
he was a Harvard student. His father
is a New York man with a competence.
His wife was a pretty stenographer.
The couple loved at first sight, ajid
they were married without the knowl
edge or consent of Gibbs' father, who,
when he learned of the match, dis
owned his son and shut off his allow
ance. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs came west
to Sioux City and both went to work.
Mrs. Gibbs alleges that she was ill
treated, and for months they have not
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Died from tlie Kfleet of lilow.
Marengo, Ills., Feb. 20. In a street
fight here Edward Nickerson, a young
man about town, was struck a terrific
blow by John Wilson, a restaurant
keejM'r, from the effects of which he
died in about fifteen minutes. Wilson
is in custody. The trouble started
over a small debt.
Water Famine at Marquette.
Marquette. Mich., Feb. 20. Mar
qutte is suffering from a water fam
ine and to give temporary relief the
water board is putting in a mining
pump and a pipe which 6hall carry the
water overland from the lake to the
reservoir. The intake pipe is choked
up with ice.
Fire in a Candy House.
Kokomo. Ind., Feb. 20. A $2.j,000
fire destroyed the Quick & Co. whole
sale candy house Sunday morning,
$8,000 worth of sweets bein? con
sumed. The buildings of the Ogdeu
carriage works and the Standard Man
unfacturing company were slightly
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion ot the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed
condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian
Tube. When thistube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when
it is entirely closed deafness is the result, and
unless the incarnation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition, hearing
will bet destroyed forever: nine cases out of ten
are caused bv catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for any case
of deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars,
free. K. J. Chbney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, "5c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
HeautlfTing Tortoise Shells.
Tortoise shells as they are unloaded
from the ships are far from beautiful.
To be classed a3 "rough" they must b?
just as they were when taken from the
tortoises' backs. It is not until washed
and scoured with acids that their ex
quisite coloring shows. The same is
true of the beautiful sea shells which
come from the shores of India and
other tropical lands. There is almost
as much difference between them In
the rough and when finished as there
is between uncut diamonds and those
that have passed through a lapidary's
What Do the Children Drink?
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
Grain-O? It is delicious and nourish
ing and takes the place of coffee. The
moro Grain-O you give the children
the more health you distribute through
their systems. Grain-O is made of
pure grains, and when properly pre
pared tastes like the choice grades of
but costs about one-fourth as
All gt'ocers sell it. 15c and 25c.
Honey a, Health tal Kooil.
Scientific men say that honey Is a
much more healthful sweet than su
gar, and has many valuable properties.
It is nutritive, and when used freely
with bread makes an excellent food foi
children. It is laxative, and miy 'i
used adrantageous'.y in place of medi
cine by pert-ons of sedentary live. Be
ing also the daintie.-t ?n? r-ot deli
cious of -w?ets an extract of oIc:om3
it is hardly possible to eat it to an
injurious extent. It needs no
tion, as f ugar does, and even arts m a
Everyone who id interested in dtiry
ing should attend tho Buttermakers'
convention to be held at Lincoln, Feb
ruary 19 to 23. The cost of reaching
Lincoln need not stand in your way
the Burlington route has made a rate
of one fare for the round trip from all
points in Nebraska and Kansas. Tick
ets on s ile February 18, 19 and 20.
Not "sklnii Sympathy.
"I can't ho!p feelinp sorry for the
farmer," said the yo;:ng man who owes
for summer hoard.
"Why""' inquired Mr. Corntossel,
"Because why er because his back
i3 bent with toil."
"Mbbe you're right. Mebbe it's
harder to bend your back with toil
than it is to bend it riding a bicycle.
And yet. I can't see but what it
amounts to the same thing in the end."
A. W. Atwood
2 2 Oh
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