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PL ATTSMO UTH , NEB., MARCH 2, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 33.
JOHN BOLL JOLLIFIES
The lielief ol' Lauysmitli Causes
Koberlt' Cavalry in Touch with a Largs
Force uf Horrn f--nt of Paardeberg;
Skirmishing lit-j; in as the Probable Pre
lude to More Fighting Pith of the Dis
patches Announcing the Late liritlih
Sur-fM Ladysmith Garrison on Very
Short Ration When Relieved anil Needs
Paardeberg, Feb. 2H. It Is under
stood that some 7.WW Boors are con
centrating on the British front. The
British cavalry is in touch with them
to the eastward, and skirmishing began
Loudon, March 2. The British em
pire rejoiced yesterday. Loudon ami
other towns in Great Britain went
wild. The news that Buller had en
tered Ladysmith and that the Boers
had cleared out as the result of the
capture of I'ieter's hill and thestrategy
of Lord Roberts was news that had
long" been waited for. The rejoicing
began early and even at 2 a. m. today
there came from .Mansion House
'" square every few minutes the sound of
vigorous cheering. Everywhere groups
of p ple were to be seen, and al
though noisy they were perfectly or
derly. Great throngs remained In the
vicinity of the war ottice until 11
o'clock last evening, when it was an
nounced that no further news was at
hand for publication.
Tli a Whole Km pi re .1 iibilating.
From every part of the empire there
is a constant influx of telegrams de
scribing the rejoicings. The news wa
received with great enthusiasm at Dub
lin, where, however, the jubilant spirit
of the Trinity college students carried
them beyond the Itounds of discretion.
A large body of them marched to the
Dublin Mansion House, where they
scaled the garden walls and captured
a gren flag flying in the grounds. A
policeman and ttie servants of the
mayoral household, with cheers, strug
gled desperately to recover the trophy,
and eventually wrested it from the in
vaders, several of whom were injured.
Other constables soon arrived upon
the scene, and a dozen students were
arrested, but with the exception of
three all were rescind or managed to
Police Held Hark the Crowds.
Later in the day isolated assaults
were committed, chiefly in the neigh
borhood of College Green. A strong
force of police kept the students within
the college gates and cut them off from
the excited crowd that assembled in
front of the college buildings. The
three, students were arraigned, and
small fines were inflicted. No further
disorders occurred. Great rejoicings
are reported at Malta and also at
Gibraltar, where an. egy of President
" Kruger in chains was paraded.
Lady Whit, wife of Sir George
White, and Lord and Lady Lansdowne,
all of whom attended th- performance;
at the AlLambra. were cheered for
several minutes. At all the theatres
there were scenes of enthusiasm, vo
cal manifestations and the waving of
Scene in the Parliament.
In parliament the onlooker would
have had no idea that anything great
ly unusual had happened There was
a small attendance iuthehouseof lords
and there were only four ladies in the
gallery of peeresses. In the house of
commons the war was not mentioned
until 7 o'clock, but the house was
crowded and there were evidences of
strong suppressed feeling. Finally a
member rose and asked if any official
news had been received from South Af
rica that had not been communicated.
Amid a profound hush Balfour rose,
holding a slip of paper, and read Gen
eral Buller's dispatch from Nelthorpe,
beginning "I have just returned from
Ladysinith." The whole house burst
into a great shout of joy, followed by
prolonged cheers. Then, waiting only
to hear the remainder of the dispatch,
the members poured into the lobbies,
talking excitedly of the event.
striking Features of the Jollification.
One striking feature of the rejoicing
was the great number of American
llags intertwined with the British. At
11 o'clock, when the theatres and mu
sic halls poured forth thousands, the
Jubilation was redoubled. In Trafalgar
square every available inch of space,
including the plinth of lions at Nel
son's column, was occupied by a
purging, siuging cheering crowd. All
Joined in ringing '"God Save the
Queen," applauding every refereuce to
. Roberts, Buller. White, Baden-Powell
and the rest. The scene at this point
was almost without precedent and s
not likely to be forgotten by those wl. j
witnessed it. A smaller but almost
equally striking demonstration oc
curred In the vicinity of St. Paul's
churchyard earlier in theevening. when
the famous peal of bells was rung in
honor of the occasion.
WHAT IT WAS AM- AIIOIT.
Summary of the Dispatches from Africa
That Electrified an Kin pi re.
London. March 2. The dispatches
that set the British empire to rejoicing
yesterday were brief, bnt they told
the people what they had been want
ing to hear for many days. The first
one was very brief simply a state
ment from Buller that Dundonald's
mounted force had entered Ladysmith
and that there were no Boers between
Buller. and Ladysmith.
Than came a longer cable stating
that nearly the whole Boer army had
retired in hot baste from the siege of
Ladysmith; that the garrison was on
half a pound of meal a man per day
and supplementing the meat ration by
horses and mules; and that "the men
will want a little nursing before being
fit for the lield." This was the dis
patch read in the commons, beginning
' "I have just returned from Lady
But the news from Buller waa not
Uie aly good news tne war oiuce
out. A telesram from no Deris an
noHnced the occupation on Feb. 28 of
Colesberg. the British being received
there with great enthusiasm. In addi
tion news was received from Mafeking
stating that "the Boers made a severe
and protracted assault on Feb. 17, but
were driven off at all points. The
truce which Is usually observed Sun
days was broken on the 18th by anoth
er fierce attack, but after determined
fighting the Boers were repulsed with
a loss of forty killed and wounded. The
defenders, who were able to take ad
vantage of the shelter of earthworks,
lost only two killed and three
On of lha hanniest women in Enz-
land yesterday was Ladv White wife
of the commander at Ladysmith. Lady
White. In a message in reply to con- ,
gratulatlons, says: "All the world Is in !
svmnathT with m trulav. and I am in !
sympathy with all the world. I am
delighted at the joyful news of the re-
lief and am happy at the Intelligence
that iny husband is well and safe at
last. As a wife I can say no more.
What happy wife could say more?"
All over the United Kingdom the
London scenes were duplicated. At
Glasgow, Liverpool. Birmingham,
F.dinburgh and, in fact, in all the cities,
big and little, flags were flying every
where, whistles tooted, bells chimed
and crowds paraded the streets sing
ing patriotic songs. Business was given
tip for the day, the schools were
closed. In the harbors all the vessels
dressed ship and at the military and
naval depots scenes of the wildest
enthusiasm prevailed. The queen has
telegraphed her congratulations to
General Buller and General White and
the Prince of Wales has telegraphed
his congratulations to General Buller.
A Calcutta dispatch says that all
over India rejoiciDg was reported. In
fact, wherever the British ensign
floated the people were cheering yes
terday, the cheers following the fa
mous drum-roll around the globe.
Wild Delight at Cap Town.
Cape Town, March 2. The news
that Ladysmith had been relieved
when oflicially promulgated here
spread like wildfire. The town be
came wild with delight, the residents
parading the streets and flags and
bunting being displayed everywhere.
Throngs of people crowded in front of
government house, hurrahing and sing
ing. TRAGEDY AT CHICAGO
Woman Killed and Her Husband Shot
Perhaps Fatally Murderer Arrested.
Chicago, March 2. C. E. Lutz shot
and killed Mrs. A. D. Lutz at 504 West
Madison street yesterday and wounded
the woman's husband so badly that
ne, too, may die. A combination of
family and business troubles was the
cause of the killing. A. D. Lutz and
C. E. Lutz, with another brother, com
posed the Acme Copying company. 'A.
D. Lutz was the president and C. E.
Lutz the treasurer.
About a year ago C. E. Lutz was
put out of the firm. Since that time
he has been a hostile. He entered the
store yesterday morning, and after a
few words with A. D. Lutz, drew a
revolver and shot him. Then he ran
upstairs, where the victim's family
lives, and meeting Mrs. Lutz, shot her
dead. When arrested Lutz refused to
ay a word In explanation of his act.
The wounded Lutz was taken to the
Lutz made no attempt to escape.
After killing his sister-in-law he re
turned to the store, where three or
four employes, who had returned from
lunch, seized him and held him until
Captain Campbell, of the Warren ave
nue police station, arrived.
THREE PRISONERS ESCAPE.
Sensational Scene fn Court When the At
tempt to Arrest Them Was Made.
Janesvilie. Wis.. March 9 tr.,iii
on the part of United States officers
to procure warrants resulted in the
escape of three prisoners from the Rock
county municipal court. The men,
William Howe, John Johnson and
Thomas Terrell, were arrested on the
charge of burglarizing the postofflce at
DeKalb. Ills., on Nov. 7, 1899. For lack
Ol sumcieui svtusuce .lujute u. i .iar
ion oraereo uie uiscuarge ol iue pi.-
oners, and a free-for-all fight ensued.
tt x . f a .... ll.n rr
U Ul Leu Mie Aiiviury uruii x,
Sheldon, Postoffice Inspector Bird (of
Chicago), Postoffice Inspector Gould
(of Milwaukee), Chlf of Police Adams
(of DeKalb), United States Marshal
Lewiston, Deputy Marshal Meehan and
Sheriff Huntley (of Prairie du Chien)
were soon mixed in the trouble in an
endeavor to hold the prisoners on oth
er charges. Blows were struck and
guns were drawn. Two of the prison
ers rushed through the door and made
good their escape, but the other was
overpowered by the six United States
officers, only to be released later.
Iowa Legislative Transactions.
Des Moines, la., March 2. The low
er house of the legislature has passed
without a dissenting vote the resolu
tions calling on the governor, secre
tary, auditor and treasurer of state to
explain their connections with insur
ance and building and loan companies.
None of the state officers has yet made
a reply. The bill to abolish the of
fices of state printer and state binder,
which has occasioned one of the hard
est contests of the legislative session,
was defeated in the lower house.
Had Had Luck In the Klondike.
LaCrosse, Wis., March 2. Intel
ligence has been received here of an
other LaCrosse man who has met
with nothing but a succession of re
verses since he went to the Klondinke,
and he will return to this city. I)r.
Hjalverd Lie was formerly one of the
most prominent dentists of this city.
When the Alaskan gold craze began
he packed up his outfit and went di
rect to Dawson City, but since going
there he has been sick and has been
twice burned out.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
A train thug named Lou Curry was
killed at Dodson, Mo., while resisting
In the voting in South Mayo, Ire
land, to elect a successor to Michael
Davitt, who resigned some weeks ago
from the British parliament, John Mc
Bride, who Is fighting for the Boers in
South Africa, got 427 votes.
Manufacturers of sewer pipe have
formed a combination taking in the
majority of the firms in the United
The emblems of mourning In the
Kentucky state capital have been
pulled down by some enemies of the
late Senator GoebeL
The senators of the University of
Edinburgh have decided to confer the
degree of doctor of laws on Miss
Eleanor A. Orinerod. who has won
world-wide fame an an economic en
tomologist Crlspl, the Italian statesman, who
has been blind for some time, has re
gained his sight
General Aga, Persian ambassador at
lerai Aga, rersian aniDassaaor at
, says Russia seeks no preponder-
in .Tersia and that, his country is
anxious to oe rnenaiy witn air otner
Tl - Ko. n.alo on .nnl
to Senators Cullom and Mason protest-
lng against the passage by congress of
a law now pending extending tne time
cattle have to remain in stock cars.
EmDeror William heard his play,
I 'The Iron Tooth," roundly hissed at
its mitral proaucuon m oeniu.
Preliminary Suggestion of the
Witnesses Tell of Imprisonment In tha
"Hull Pen" During the Coeur d'Alene
Troubles That Montana $30,000 With
out an Owner Senata Parses the Ha
waiian Bill, Refusing to Give Queen LU
Any Money Some National Financial
Washington, March 2. The indus
trial commission yesterday submitted
to congress a preliminary report on
trusts and industrial combinations, to
gether with testimony, review of evi
dence, charts showing effects of prices,
etc. The commission makes the fol
lowing recommendations based on
such information as it now has: Pro-
motors and organizers of corporations
or Industrial combinations which look
to the public to purchase or deal in
their stocks or securities should be re
quired to furnish full details regarding
their business necessary for safe and
intelligent investment. Any prospectus
which fails to give this information or
which gives false Information should
be held legally responsible.
Other Requirements Recommended.
The nature of the business, together
with the powers of the various offi
cers, should be expressed in "the certif
icates of incorporation, which should
be open to inspection. The directors
or trustees should be required to re
port to the members of such corpora
tions its financial condition in reason
able detail; to give members access to
records of directors meetings or oth
erwise and to furnish them before an.
ntial meetings with lists of members,
with their addresses and their several
holdings and to provide whatever oth
er ways may be named in the certifi
cate of incorporation means whereby
the members may prevent the misuse
of their property by directors or trus
The Interstate Commerce Commission.
With regard to the interstate com
merce commission, it is recommended
that it be given authority not only to
prescribe the methods of keeping ae
counts of railroads and to demand re
ports in such detail as it may require,
but also to Inspect and audit such ac
counts; that the decisions of the com
mission be made operative at a day
fixed in the decisions and to remain
so unless reversed by the United
States on appeal; that the commission
be authorized to prescribe classifica
tions of freight articles and to make
rules and regulations for freight trans
portation throughout the United States
and that penalties for violations of the
interstate commerce act should be ap
propriate tines against the carrier and
not imprisonment of officials.
SOME CO EPIC ll'AI.KNK TESTIMONY.
Newspaper Man and J ut ire of the Peace
Testify for the I r- l'i
ashingtoii. March -.Before the
house committee on military affairs,
which is investigating the connection
of the army under General Merriam
with' the suppression of lawlessuess
in the Coeur d'Alene mining regions
In Idaho William Stewart, publisher
of a uewspaper at Milton. Idaho, swore
he was arrestee!- without cause, con
fined in the "bull p n" and his news-
,,.,. rvmtisi-nteil lie sa d he was
tun,.lU.Ilwl with conlin
.. if ms
I 1,1111 I" "
cimuiieiiiciii iu me
pa ter did
not come out for "law and order. lie
also said that one person, named John
sou went crazy over his confinement
iu the "bull pen." attempted to escape
and was killed by a guard. lie saw
the party leave Milton the ""day the
mill was blown up. but did not know
Edward Flanagan, a justice of the
peace at Mullan. said he had .nothing
to do with the riots or the blowing up
of the mills: that he was arrested with
out warrant and held in the "bull pen"
for eighty-seven days. Here, he testi
fied, the treatment was brutal and In
human and the food was not tit to eat.
He also gave with much detail in
stance uf alleged cruelty. At one time
the prisoners who refused to do de
grading work were ranged in a "stand
ing line" and the guards were ordered
to shot any one who stepped out of his
Chairman Hull asked a question
handed him by Captain Edwards, who
was present, as to whether the order
to go on the "standing line" was not
because the men refused to fill in a
tiiunel they had excavated for means
of escape. The witness understood
such a tunnel had been discovered,
but did not kuow it was the occasion
for the order. Hull asked if soldiers
who disobeyed orders were not treated
the same as the prisoners had been
treated. The witness answered that
being citizens, the prisoners were not
subject to the same discipline as sol
diers. The "standing line" was main
tained only one day.
Senate Faes the Hawaiian Bill.
Washington, March 2. me bill pro
viding a form "of government for the
territory of Hawaii was passed by the
senate yesterday without division. An
amendment to give Queen Liliuokalani
$250,000 was defeated. Clay of Georgia
spoke against expansion in the Philip
pines. The Porto Uican tariff bill was
reported. It is the senate bill made to
agree with the house bill as to the
amount of tariff. It was decided to
vote on the financial bill Tuesday at
4 p. m. An executive session was
The house declined to take up the
Aldrieh-Itobbins contest from the
Fourth Alabama district. Except to
fix approximate time for the considera
tion of a few hills the house did noth
SF.1..KR WANTS T. IXTERVKXE.
He Introduce a Resolution It -Wive to
the South Afr.can War.
Washington, March 2. Sulzer of
New ork -.vester.tny introduced the
roiiowing resolution in- ine nouse
"That the republic of the Unit
d States sympathizes with the
brave Boers in their struggle
for freedom and independence.
and hereby declares that the people or
the South African Republic and the Or-
an?e Free State are and of right ought
to be free and indenendent: and the
congress of the United States hereby
I protests and remonstrates aealnstnh.
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Great Britain against the patriots of
-South Africa. And the president is
hereby authorized to take such steps
! as may be expedient, in his Judgment,
to secure and bring about an honorable
peace between the contending parties."
i a'liZKecaiu or ..Masascnuseits vesier-
Jay' continued securing signatures a
telegram of sympathy to General
Cronje, the captive Boer commander.
The signatures now number 100.
WHO OWSSTH A.T-7IHRTYTHOCSAN D ?
Question the Senate Committee Is Having-
Trouble in Answering:.
Washington, March 2. The $30,000
used by Whiteside in his exposure iu
the Clark case before the Montana leg
islature, and which was brought to
Washington when the hearing in that
case was begun by the senate commit
tee on elections, and has been held by
it ever since, was returned yesterday
to State Treasurer -Collins, of Montana.
The money will be heid by the treas
urer for five years, and If in the mean
time It is not claimed by any one it
will be converted into the state school
Representative Campbell was on the
stand before the committee during the
entire day and was subjected to a
cross-examination by Faulkner. There
was nothing sensational brought out.
The examination was largely relative
to Campbell's instructions to a detec
tive be employed to watch the Clark
Public Debt Show a Decrease.
Washington, March 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt shows
that at the close of business Feb. 2S
the debt, less cash iu the treasury,
amounted to $l,HS,sS0.0Tt9. a decrease
since Feb. J. of $0,730,1 S. This de
crease is largely accounted for by the
Increase in the amount of cash on
hand. The interest-bearing debt is $1,
Increase of Circulation.
Washington. March 2. The monthly
statement of tliecomptroller of the cur
rency shows that the total circulation
of natioual bank notes at the close of
business Feb. 28. 1000, was $2-10.434,
878, an increase for the year of $0,532.-
011, and for the monh of $2,417,GSr.
Surpln Shown for February.
Washington. March 2. The monthly
comparative statement of the receipts
and exeuditures of the United States
shows that there is a surplus for the
month of $7,802,793.
VOW OF A YOUNG WOMAN.
Results in Her Joining a Wandering
"Peiitecont Hand" in find's Service.
Dillshoro. Ind., March 2. In pursu
ance of a promise made just prior to
going through an operation, from
which the doctors . said she had but
one chance in a thousand of surviving,
Miss May Walker, of this place, has
joined a wandering Fentecost band,
and say sshe will devote the remainder
and says she will devote the remainder
of her life to pcntecostal work. Her
parents have tried in vain to dissuade
her. When asked to explain her mo
tive she said:
"While I was in the hospital, and be
fore the dreaded operation was per
formed, and after being repeatedly told
by the surgeon that th- chances were
against me, I pronm'Ml God that if he
would restore my health mv life
I am only redeeming the vow made
to my Maker." She had for years
been a member of the Methodist
Iowa Miner and Operators Disagree.
Des Moines, la., March 2. The con
ference of miners and operators in the
effort to fix a scale for Iowa to take
effect April 1 has thus far failed to
reach an agreement. Each side has
.eleven delegates and eleven alternates
present, and each side has presented a
detailed proposal fixing rates for each
of the five districts in the state, regula
tions for machine mining, screening,
etc. The demands of the miners amount
to a geueral requirement of 25 per
cent, increase in wages, while the op
erators are willing to grant a 0 per
Company -Should Giva Her a Job.
Westphalia. Ind., Mareh 2. Carrie
Chambers, 14 years old, living near
Bicknell, while on her way to school,
found a broken rail on the Indianapo
lis and Vincennes railroad track. This
is the third broken rail she has found
in a year.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Lord Rosebery has resigned the
presidency of the Scottish Liberal as
sociation. Journal des Delta ts announces the
Paris exposition will not be ready for
the opening jn ,pril.
Deios Ij. Atkyns, a leading attorney
of Binghamtou, N. Y., is dead. He
was former! v a resident of LaSalle,
W. P. Kinney, a private watchman
at Chicago, shot aud killed an un
identified negro, who was prowling
about a vacant building.
- The body of an unknown man was
found two miles east of Hazelhurst, k
Wis., on the St. Paul road, evidently
killed by a log train.
An Indian Mardi Gras will be the
feature of the entertainment given by
the Wisconsin Valley Advancement as
sociation for the editors next summer.
Dr. Keeley did not leave a large es
tate. J. R. Oughton owning a majority
of the gold cure stock.
Mrs. D. B. Ten Eyck, of Chicago,
has received a telegram stating that
she is one of five heirs to an estate of
$20,ouo.(mm) left by aa uncle.
A errand military ball is to be one of
the features connected wifU tne Chica
go Dewey celebration in May.
. King Christian and Premier Horring
oppose the sale of the Danish West
Indies to the United States.
Russia Is likely to become a large
consumer of American bituminous
Mexico's railways bought $7S,000
worth of cars in the United States in
J.Foliet for a Ship CanaU
Joliet. Ills., March 1. The business
men of Joliet have formed a permanent
organization to work for the ship canal
project and promote the city's welfare.
Colonel John Lambert, of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company was
unanimously elected president- The
other officers are: Vice president,
George E. Feagaus: secretary. E. E.
vicon; treasurer, w. F. McMasters:
directors, G. L. Vance v,i c fn
N. J. Rowell, T. II RiUv n t Viion'
Fred C. Wilcox and C s Wltww
i tk.i. . . 'V"-"er-
A "Philadelphia bookseller was sen-
tenced to one venrin 7a i M
fl.J ' .SfSL1? jail for 8ellin
. niuiimr UOOKS.
Yor tenement hm,it 7 8 n New
A small account book saved the life
of II. R. Moore, a milkman, at Chica-
go, by turning from Its course a bullet
which was fired at his heart by a high-
PIETER'S HlLt IS TAKEN
IJuller Make a Strong- l'oint iu
I.am u-hirt Men Lead the Charge Into the
Ilurgher .Stronghold Kobt-rts Reports
JOO More Koer I'risom rs Cronje and
His Array Kn Koiite to the South Boer
Longer at Paarrteberif Oeclnretl Iiiipr'
uahl? On ecu's Me.-snsi-s to Robert and
Jtuller Total liriti-ih Losses.
Lyndon. March 1. General Bulle
has at last bad what looks like a dis
tinct success in Lis tight on the read
to Ladysmith. The war office has re
ceived a dispatch from General Buller
announcing that Pietcr's hill, the ene
my s main position, was magniticeutly
captured Tuesday and sixty prisoners
taken. The Dublin fusiliers with two
ing the fourth and eleventh britr.id
respectively, under command of Col
onel North and Colonel Kitchener,
ftormed the Boer position, the South
Lancashire leading the assault.
Detnlls of Cron.jt 's Mi rrpiuU-r.
General Roberts reports Hm) more
prisoners at Moddcr river, which
manuaut i ronic, sir
The commandant toiuhed his hat in
salute and Lord Roberts saluted in re
turn. The whole group then dismounted
and Lord Roberts stepped forward and
shook hands with the Boer commander.
ion made a gallant defense, sir." was
the first salutation of Lord Roberts to
the vanquished Boer lader.
Itopr Prisoner Start South.
The war office has received the fol
lowing dispatch from Lord Roberts,
dated Paardcb-rg. Feb. 2S; "Cronje
with his family left here yesterday in
charge of Major General Prettvman
and under the escort of the City Im
perial volunteers and mounted infan
try. Later in the day the remaining
prisoners wen in charge of the Karl of
Errell and escorted by thoGIoticesters
and Km) Imperial volunteers. The wo
men and children are being sent to
their homes. I understand that great
dissatisfaction was felt bv the Boers
at Cronje's refusal ot acept my offer
of safe conduct to the women anil
children, and medical care for the
wounded, 370 of whom are now in our
IWiP)t,a. Xi'Y.X HVJ".v.rl M"tt.-"ui'Vft
earlier stage. I inspected the Boer
laager yesterday and was much struck
by the ingenuity and energy with
which the position was made almost
impregnable to assault."
QITEN COKfiRATI'LATKSTHK TROOPS
Robert and Ruller Reply to Her Mnjesty
Total ISrilNli Lohacs.
London. March 1. In her dispatch
to Lord Roberts following the an
nouncement of the surrender of Gen
eral Cronje. her majesty said: "Accept
for yourself and for all under j-our
command my warmest congratulations
on this splendid news." Lord Roberts
replied as follows: "All under my
command are tie ply grateful for your
majesty's most gracious message. Con
gratulations from their queen are au
honor the soldiers dearly prize."
General Buller lias wired his thanks
to the queen for her telegram ot
"gracious sympathy and encourage
ment." The queen's dispatch to Buller
was as follows: "1 have heard with
the deepest concern the heavy losses
Mistained by my brave Irish soldiers
u nd 1 desire to express my sympathy
and admiration of the splendid fight
ing qualities they have exhibited
throughout these trying operations."
Tin; rapidly growing casualty lists
are being classified as quickly as pos
sible. They show that up to yesterday
morning the total number of casualties
was 12.SI1. of which 2."15 were added
during the la--t fortnight. Teu of the
eleven Scotch regiments lost about 2.
tC men and eight of the Irish regi
ments 2.M)i. Then come the Glouces
ter and Xorthuniborl.inds. whil- of
nearly 200 colonials the Royal Cana
dians lost 121 and the Victoria mounted
contingent 2. The casualties are
classified thus: Killed, 1,!ii.3; wounded,
C.Or.S: missing. 3.17::; disease, .H.".0.
Colenso. Feb. 2i. Yesterday an
armistice was agreed upon and Itoth
sides removed their wounded and
buried their dead. The Boors lost heavi
ly in attacking, and many were killed
among the trees.
lour Killed in Kxplonion.
Sistersvilie. V. Va.. March 1. Two
terrible explosions of nitroglycerine oc
curred near here. By the first Ed
ward Dalton, a well driller, and a team
which lie was driving were blown to
pieces. The second explosion "vvas
caused by an attempt by oil men to
thaw some of the explosive at Elk
Fork, only a short distance from the
scene of the first disaster. Those
killed were: C. A. Campbejl, foreman
for the Jacobs Farm Oil company;
Harry " Benedict, a shooter; Frank
Parks, a driller.
dominated hy Prohibition!!.
Fond du Lac. Wis., March 1. The
convention of the Sixth congressional
district Prohibition party nominated
Attorney Wesley Mott, of Neenah, as
the candidate for congress.
May lose Koth His Feet.
English, Inl., March 1. John R.
James was found tn a hay loft neaf
Celina with Is feet so badly frozen thai
amputation may be required.
Hi Iloily Found iu a' Itox Car.
Washburn. Wis.. March 1. The body
of Dan McCarthy was found in a box
car on the Omaha flour dock, with a
rifle beside him and a hole in his left
temple. The coroner's jury returned
a verdict of suicide. McCarthy leaves
a wife and three children at Rcdcliff.
Shot anil Killed at a Dance.
Ottumwa. Ia.. March 2. Wililam
Ualloway, son of Dr. J. G. Halloway.
a pro4iiinent citizen of Bussey. was
shot and killed during a dance at Wier
City Wednesday night. A miner
"u"L " of having fired the shot
named Davis was arrested on the
battalions of the sixth brigade tinker K,,,M we reier. ana we Hope American tauir, and limiting its life
General Barton ascended an almost ! !ll, SP 1kiu,lv remarks will prove a salu- to two years, was passed by a vote
tar j- lesson, which will prevent their of 172 vm r tn lilt i. a,.- v ; i....i.i: .
of Meter', hill, which flanked the Boer ' ' ' d ln the IM,l,I,c gath- j ""s-Crumpackor of Indiana. Fletcher
toft. Then General Warren, coinm.nwi-i i of Minnesota, Ileatwole of Minnesota.
lllMktx nluiiii Iiiiiii Ut.... .....,. i .i.... '
inuini "in- . u ten nine it nas icviea auuuauy lor paired against the b 11 with Bontelle
ng his movei.iout which relieved Kim- the payment of this debt more taxes for it.
beriey. He also reports that the Bi it- than it has used in its general ex- Two other Republican opponent..
taii-V :lrlim ,-,'llJ" 'd Lens burg. De- penses. In .103 Beloit was a thrifty Two other Republicans Lane of
tails ot the surrender of roiije have village having a gradual growth. The Iowa and Faris of Indiana were ab
aiM Deen rccoived. l-n the Boer city at that time subserilted for $100,-1 sent and unpaired. Thev were under,
oonimauder was brought under escort j mh, in a railroad then projected to go stood to be against the bill. Four T, em
of ,eneral IVettymai, to General Rob- f.om Raciuesouihweast through Beloit. ocrats who were opposed to the bill
"? ., . f;, "'''I'.'tely impassive, i The road was built, but was foreclosed Fleming of Georgia. Small of North
l or I K.??. mor feelings. t)ll ft mortgage and the stock became 1 Carolina. Smith of Kentucky and
Jt tff w '";:,,,,1lHl hy worthless. j Stalling of Alabama were absentand
staff when General Prettyniau. ad- By delaying and attempting to avoid ' unpaired.
dressing the held marshal, said: Com- ' nnvm.mt nf ti Ktr...L- 4,.,... t. i .... .......
IBJ&E VEBEN T Y0tJNG PEOPLE.
They Co ,Ch for h. Purpo,e
Eating-Pead a ts. Etc
West Branch, Mich., .March 1. The
young people of this village have little I
reverence for clinch, judging from the!
following notice, which has just beei
published by the Janitor of one of the
iocai cnurcn societies: "We want to
ca" the attention of the young people
who are in the habit of going to church
Sunday nights, ostensibly for the pur-1
pose of eating peanuts, hickory nuts, 1
cocoa nuts and famtv n rwt Iao rin , I
..... . .--'" , . " . .v . , i I. li
shucks and papers scattered arotmd on
the carpet, we want to say kindly that
this is not only a wide breach in church
etiquette, but it is ungentlemanlv and
"Besides making the janitor a large
amount of extra work, it soils and
nmears the carpet, making unneces
sary waste of property and subject
inose wno practice it to the crltlcis
of the church-going public. There are!
enie young people in our village who i
BEL0IT HAS A CELEBRATION.
'Dead Horw" Debt and Proceeds
Beloit. Wis., March 1. Beloit cele-!
brated Tuesday the final payment of
a city debt which for forty years has j
hung over the community, and during
greatly increased, and over $300,000
was the total amount paid out of the
city treasury ltefore the debt was final
ly wiped out. In early days this debt
held back the progress of the city, but
in 18N.i the way out began to appear,
and from that time constant payments
have made the burden lighter "each
JUDGE LUDWIG ENJOINED.
Supreme Court Give the Milwaukee Jur
ist Hi Own Medicine.
Madison. Wis., March 1. In decid
ing the Milwaukee city government in
junction case, in which Judge Ludwig,
of that city, issued an injunction
against the whole city government, the
supreme court was unanimous. The
Court granted a peremptory writ of
prohibition restraining Judge Ludwig
from further proceedings in the mat
ter. The decision relates only to the !
Schwartzburg case, and it is claimed
effectually disposes of all the injunc
tion suits, as under the decision they
have no ground on which to stand.
H.ffyTJr dnd aiuennen "or Contempt, ana
holds that it Mas a case where a tax
payer has no right to bring actioa.
which must have been In the name of
the state: and that therefore there was
no jurisdiction and an in junction would
not issue. The court also holds that
the passage of the ordinance was a
legislative enactment and the courts
had no right to interfere.
Fear of Smallpox in Detroit.
Lansing. Mich.. March 1. The state
board of health is somewhat alarmed
over the outbreak of smallpox among
students of the Detroit Medical col
lege, tine, it is believed, to the dis
secting of the Itody of a victim of this
disease. Thus far the janitor and sev
eral students are down with a mild
type of smallpox. A majority of vic
tims are in Detroit, but a case has
been reported from Wheatfield, Ing
ham county, whither a student went
to his home last week. He mingled
freely with friends in the township
and the village of Williamston, and
the Itoard has recommended general
Root fining; to Cuba.
Washington. March 1. Secretary
Root has aunounced his intention of
making a Hying trip to Cuba. He
wishes to make a personal, though
necessarily short and cursory, exami
nation of present conditions, both po
litical and industrial, in the island.
The time is approaching fer the hold
ing of the first, elections in Cuba, and
as this is a critical peTiod in the ca
reer of the embryo nation the secre
tary desires to give it the closest at
tention. A lies, .Mien., March 1. President
Warren of the village of Three Oaks
has received a notification from Ad
miral Dewey that he will visit that
town early in May to attend the un
veiling of the Dewey cannon. Gen
eral Alger and other prominent men
will be present.
Highland. Mich.. March 1. The resi
dents in this section of Oakland coun
ty are much excited over the alleged
discovery of coal In this township. The
find 'was made at Piety Hill, near the
"Grub" school house. Prospecting will
be pushed in the spring.
Or Interest to Soldier.
Washington, March 1. The house
committee on public lands yesterday
reported favorably on the bill giving to
soldiers who served in the Spanish or
Philippine wars an allowance of their
time of servlceon any homestead entry
they may have made.
Suicide at Chicago.
Chicago. March 1. H. It. Cair, a
clerk employed in the offices of Hunt
& Co., 31 Wabash avenue, placed a
revolver to his head yesterday and
shot himself iu the right temple. lie
died iu a few minutes. No cause for
the deed is known.
Presidential Nominations. .
Washington, March 1. The presi
dent has sent the following nomina
tions to the senate: Postmasters:
Michigan Eugene T. Slayton. Lapeer.
Indiana F. M. McDowell, Winamac.
Ohio F. T. Miles, Salem.
Iloer Prisoners at Cape Town.
Cape Town, March 1. There are
now ooO ' prisoners at Modder river,
most of whom surrendered Friday and
Saturday. They are kept under guard
between wire fences.
Seven hundred men will sing at a
Chicago German pro-Boer demonstra
tion to lte held in the Auditorium,
Commissioner Charles W. Knopf, of
the Chicago west park board, has for
mally proposed the erection of a bronze
statue to "Oom Paul" Kruger in one
of the. west side parks.
VI DyDXT T inniTV
f f) FiLEl! jlAJIJtfM I
Will That Provides Hevetmes'lor
1 r, K,OW 1
Six Republic ans Vote No. Two Republican
Opponent Are Absent and In paired as
Ara Four Democratic Opponents, While
Pour Democrat Vote for the Hill Rep
resentative Cauipbsll TeMifles in tha
Clark Case - Summary of the Senate' Pro
ceedings. Washington. March 1. The battla
royal over the Porto Uican tariff bill
ended in the house yesterday In a vic
tory for the Republicans, as had been
expected. The bill, amended as agreed
upn at the conference of Republicans
. iay niS''t so as to reduce the
taiiff from 2," to per cent, of the
Littlefield of Maine, Lorimer of Illinois,
ana .Mccnll of ' Massachuetts voted
with the opposition against the bill,
and four Democrats Davey and Myer
of Louisiana, DeVries of California,
and Sibley of Pennsylvania voted
with the Republicans for the bill. In
j addition Warner (Rep.) of Illinois' was
Herculean efforts had leen made to
get out the full vote, and this led to
some remarkable incidents. Six men
were brought from Iteda of siekness
two of them from hospitals. Brownlow
of Tennessee wm brought ln a car
riage accompanied by his wifeandphy
dcian. He sat bundled up near the
entrance until his vote was given and
then withdrew. - It was felt that the
train would be severe on him, but
when Tawney, the Republican whin,
urged that the bill might be losct by this
one vote, Brownlow said: "I would
rather lose my life than see this bill
defeated." Tawney and three assist
ants were out in carriages until mid
night accounting for every vote, and Un
derwood, the Democratic whip, was
similarly exerting every means to get
out his vote. Three Democrats wem
brought from sick beds.
T o r the Test Totes.
The first test yesterday was on a sub
stitute offered by McCall on behalf of
the opposition. It was the original
Payne bill for free trade with Porto
Rico, and was defeated KW to 174.
substitute. A:' root ion to recommit tne
bill, which followed, shared a similar
fate, being lost 1!0 to 172. There was
great excitement throughout the roll
calls, which were followed with eager
Interest by thousands of spectators
who packed the galleries to suffoca
tion. The Republicans indulged in a
demonstration of wild jubilation when
the final result was announced. ,
CAM PHF. l.L flOKS OX THE STAND.
Reprenentative Tells What He Knows of
the Clark Senatorial Case.
Washington. March 1. Representa
tive Campbell, the principal counsel
for the prosecution in the Clark case,
was on the stand during the greater
partof yesterday before the senate
committee on elections. He said that
while he had attended the preliminary
conference of friends of Clark which
resulted iu the anti-Daly campaign he.
had not heard much of the talk, having
gone to sleep. He had given the Clark'
people no formal notice when he de- .
cided to discontinue his allegiance to
Clark and he did not become unfriend
ly to Clark until he became dissatisfied .
with his campaign methods.
He emphatically denied Ben Hill's
statement that he (Campltclli had
opened the Bickford letter bearing upf
on the prosecution of Whiteside, but
confessed that he had advised Hill to
open It. saying that he felt it to be o
important to Whiteside to protect him
from an unjust prosecution that he
would have advised this course even
If he had been familiar with the penal
statutes, which he was not.
M'LAVRIN I FOR EXPANSION.'
Flrt Democrat in Ihe Senate to Come Out
for That Policy.
Washington. March 1. Notwith- "
standing the agreement made by the
senate to vote on the Hawaiian gov
ernment bill at yesterday's session tln
final vote on the measure waa post- ..
poned until 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Practically no progress was made on
the bill yesterday, although It was un
der consideration nearly four hours.
Aldrich. chairman of the finance com-
mittee. at the opening of the session .
made an explanation of the work of
the conferrees on the financial meas
ure, his statement resulting in an-unexpected
ami spirited debate.
One of the features of the session
was the speech of McLaurln of South
Carolina on the Philippine question.
He is the first Democrat in the senate
to declare himself for expansion. He
scouted what he called the "bug-bear
of imperialism" with which some of
his colleagues were trying to frighten
the people; declared the question was '
not one of politics. and maintained that
the acquisition of the Philippines ..
would lte of immense advantage to this
country, especially the south, by open
ing to the United States the trade of
Ministers Coins; Into Politics.
Sioux City. Ia., March 1. The min
isters of Sioux City are to take a hand
in the municipal campaign which is
on. They propose to put up and elect',
if possible, a mayor who shall - be
pledged to the enforcement of the Mar
tfa liquor law and who will be a re
form candidate by personal solicita- ..
Wisconsin Retail Lumber Dealers.
Milwaukee, March 1. The third an- '
nual convention of the AVisconsin Re- "
tail Lumber Dealers' association
opened with representatives present ,
from all parts of the state. President..
W. F. Pierstorf. of Middleton, con
gratulated the members on the wave of
prosperity, and Secretary Lachmiind
submitted his report. In which he rec- .
oramended the appointment of a com
mittee on legislation.
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