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THE NEWS. Establshed Nov.5,1891
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. MARCH 9, 1900. .
TUK HEKALI), hstablisbed April 10. 1X04. (
Consolidated Jan. 1. 1805.
VOL. IX, NO. 35.
BURGHERS GET AWAY
French Driven Hack by Their
Fire When He Attacked.
U'm a Little Too Ooick for the Infantry,
So It Is Said Now Itoers Were Surprised
and Had to Leave Their Food Vmeat to
Escape New Deal of Boer Leaden
Ilotha in Chief Command in Natal Kru
ger's Speech at Itloemfontein.
Osfontein, Wednesday, March 7.
Jxrd Roberts' movement today again
thoroughly surprised, outwitted and
outmaueuuvered the Boers, who fled
almost without tiring a shot. The plan
of battle was as follows: General Col
ville's division extended along the
north bank; (ieueral Tucker held the
center reserve, aud the Guards' brigade
had the center advance. General Kelly-Kenny's
division was ordered to
make a flanking movement on the
lioer left, following General French,
who was instructed to move southeast
until opposite the ltoer flank, aud then
to swing around the rear. Every move
ment was admirably exeeuted aud en
tirely successful. The Boers were sur
prised, as was evident from the state
of the deserted camps. Twice the
British eavalry was almost in a posi
tion to charge, but they admit that
they were foiled by the lnaneouvering
of the Boers. ,
ltoer Estimated nt 1 4,000 Men. !
When last seen General French was
pursuing the enemy vigorously. lie
was between them and Bloeuifouteiu,
about eleven miles from the right
wing. General Col vile merely demon
strated against a high mountain occu
pied by the Transvaal troops, who
are now fleeing, in consequence of the
flight of the Free Staters south of the
river. It is impossible at present to
give the Boer numbers, but it is esti
mated that they reach 14.mh. all of
"Whom are now in flight. The Boers
were in such a hurry to go that they
left their dinners behind.
How the lloers Checked French.
London, March !. The Standard
nnulishes the following dispatch from
Poplar Grove, dated March 8: "The
movements of the mounted men were
somewhat too rapid for the support
ing infantry, and as a result the Boer
position was turned liefore the main
body could strikeeffectively. The Boers
fell back precipitately, and extending
to the southeast checked the advance
of the British cavalry with a heavy
rifle fire at MM) yards' range. Accord
ingly General French moved south
ward and outflanked them again, but
the Boers repeated their tactics."
Kays the ltoer News Is Misleading.
Holla well. The Daily News corre
spondent at Mafeking. who passed two
months in prison in Pretoria, escaped
week a nit was recaptured slxtv
miles from Pretoria, sends a dispatch
to his paper dated Pretoria jail, March
2, via Lourenzo Marques, describing
the mislead ig news given the Boers
by their officials regarding the course
of the war. He adds: "Great dis
satisfaction exists among the Boers, as
their supplies of food, especially meat,
coffee aud sugar, are very irregular
and m.iuy threaten to return to their
NO MENTION OK GEN. JOUKERT.
Ittha to Command in Natal Hatch of
News from ltoer Sources.
Boer Camp. Biggarsl.erg. March 5.
At a general council of war held today
Louis Botha was apiointed lieutenant
general for Natal, aud Lukas Meyer,
Sehalkburger, David .Toubert, Daniel
Erasmas, and J. Fourie were apiointed
major generals. The selections have
given lively satisfaction to the burgh
ers. Pretoria, March t. A special dis
patch from Bloemfontein says that
President Kruger. addressing a crowd
of people, said: "Although God Is test
ing our people my personal opinion Is
that the limit of the test is nearly
reached. If the people are sustained by
faith In the time of adversity God will
noon again turn the tide in our favor.
If we nave strong faith in God he will
surely deliver us. The God of deliver
ance of the olden time is the same God
now." The speech of the venerable
president brought tears to the eyes of
men and wo icn alike. The Free State's
Volklaad (national athem) was then
The visit of President Kruger has
done much good and has cheered the
despondent. President Kruger more
recently has been visiting the coni
manoes south of Bloemfontein.
Fighting i proceeding at Mafeking.
All the outside forts except one have
been taken by the Boers.
Much satisfaction is expressed in all
circles at the courtesies extended to
General Cronje by the British.
OVATION TO OfEEN VICTORIA.
She Visits London and the People Fall
Over Each Other.
London, March 0. Queen Victoria
aud the people of the greatest city in
her empire yesterday celebrated the
victories which they believe have trans
formed the -ampaign in South Africa
from oue of reverse into one of suc
cess. That is the only explanation of
the unbounded, the unparalleled. enthu
siasm, with which hundreds of thou
sands hailed their sovereign. In many
ways these demonstrations outdid
those of the diamond jubilee, although
there were no glittering pageants, no
triumphal arches, no procession of
princes; but only a dozen Life Guards
followed by a little old lady in the
plainest black costume, who had come
for a few days' stay at Buckingham
palace, as she has done many a time
Yet her hold upon the hearts of her
j-eople was probably never more strik
Yesterday popular outburst was al
most impromptu. The depth of feeling
which these demonstrations repre
sented could only be gauged by those
who mingled with the crowd. Mothers
In deep mon.iug for sons killed on the
far off veldt struenled bravely with
the most bilarous to catch a glimpse of
the queen, whose womanly sympathy
and thoughtfulness for the soldiers had
touched their hearts. As one very old
woman said: "I've seen her many a
time, but she said she was sorry for
my boy, and I must see her again be
fore l aie.
Intermingled with the rejoicings of
patriotism there was a particularly
Keen appreciation or the oueen per
sonality her womanliness, her great
age. This little touch of reverence for
sex rather than for sovereignty ren-
aerea tne nuge crowds perfectly tract
able in the hands of the good-natured
police and it was not a hard task to
induce them to surge back and to make
way foT the royal carriage. Whe'n the
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
and the empress of India did pass,
nodding as if to many friends instead I
of bowing with royal restraint, there j
echoed under tne roar oi cneers many
heartfelt expressions, such as "God
bless her," "God keep her," "My, but
she's a brave woman," and scores more
It was small wonder that now and
again tears of joy rolled donw the
cheeks of the aged sovereign.
The semi-official duties undertaken
by the queen during the day would
have tried the resources of many a
woman under si years of age. Starting
early from Windsor by train she
reached the metropolis shortly after
noon. Futil she reached Buckingham
palace there was never a moment of
quiet. Cheers spread aloug her route
like prairie tire. The scene in the quad
rangle of the palace, after the queen's
arrival, wlieu lords and commoners
joined in singing the national anthem
was unprecedented, and will probably
never be repeated during the present
reign. Viscount Cross and Mr. Cham-,
berlain acted as spokesmen and grac
iously greeted the royal visitor, but it
was to Lady Buller that t he queen
quickly turned with a grateful smile.
Then, in the presence of the legislators
of the United Kingdom, drawing the
wife of the reliever of Ladysmlth closer ',
to her, she whispered words of thanks. '
After scarcely three hours of rest
her majesty made a tour of the city
proper amid the greatest enthusiasm.
It Is impossible to estimate the extent
of the crowds through which she
passed before returning to Bucking
ham palace, but the numbers were well
up in the hundreds of thousands.
GEN. HARRISON CHAGRINED.
Doesn't Like the Stories That lie Is a Can
didate for President.
Indianapolis, March 9. The Xews
says: "ltis stated by intimate friends
of General Harrison that he is
chagrined that his name should be so
freely used in the newspapers of the
country in connection with public ques
ths now undergoing consideration.
The persistent efforts of some newspa
per writers to make it appear that he
is planing ot step forward as an anti
administration leader, with the hope
that he may be called on to become a
candidate for president, is, it is said,
especially distasteful to him. His
friends say that he hasn't the slightest
desire ot re-enter politics, and that all
references to his political aspirations
"One man who is near the former
president makes this statement: 'You
may say that if General Harrison had
any thought of re-entering politics
which he has not he would not make
his reappearance by criticising the ad
ministration.' Referring to Harrison's
recent declaration against the Porto
Rican tariff bill. 1 The fact is, this man
said that General allrrisou's mind has
not changed since he retired from the
presidency. He said at hat time that
he had retired from politics to stay,
and it is stated that he has never had
the lesat desire to reappear before the
public as an aspirant for re-election to
Committed Suicide Late In Life.
Hot Springs, Aric., March 9. D. R.
Brooks, a wealthy i-esidout of Man
kato, Minn., killed himself here by
sending a bullet through his brain.
Brooks was 72 years old. and for the
last six years spent the greater part of
his time here owing to sickness. He,
however, invested in timber lands in
this county. Yesterday morning he
hitched his saddle horse In front of the
postottice, then seated himself on a
bench in the park, pushed back his hat,
and fired the bullet iuto his head. He
fell over dead.
Roman Catholic Hishop Appointed.
Cincinnati, March 9. Unofllclal ad
vices from Borne announced the se
lection of Henry Moeller. secretary and
chancellor of the arch diocese of Cin
cinnati as bishop of Columbus. The
papal approval is expected within a
few days. Father Moeller has received
no notification from Home and refuses
to say anything on the matter what
ever. It is evidently believed here
that he has been elected as bishop of
Washington, March 9. Several con
ferences were held with the president
yesterday on the pending reciprocity
treaty with France, with the result, it
is thought, that the French govern
ment will be communicated with on
the proposition to extend the time for
its final ratification or rejection. By
the terms of the treaty action must be
taken thereon before the "4th of the
Bieurr Meld Without Rail.
Chicago. Marc'i 9. Ex-Ahernian
Teter Biewer. of the Tenth ward, was
arraigned before Justice Kersten,
charged with attempt to murder Vic
toria Goodwin, whom he shot while in
Frawley's saloon, 445 North Clark
street, on Tuesday night. The case
was continued to March IT to wait the
result of Miss Goodwin's injuries, and
Biewer was held without bail.
Couldn't Wash Off the Virus.
Fort Dodge, la., March 9. Three
public school teachers, who are Christ
ian Science believers, submitted to
compulsory vaccination under orders
of the school board and then immedi
ately went home aud washed the virus
off. They were not quick enough
however, as one of the trio has al
ready ln'cn forced by a very sore arm
to stay at home.
DAIRY INTERESTS ARE HEARD.
Urge the Imposition or a Tea Cent
Tax on Oleomargarine.
Washington, March 8. The dairy
Interests of the country had a hearing
yesterday before the house committee
on agriculture on the bill of Grout of
Vermont for a 10 cent tax per
pound on imitation butter, and giving
states authority over this matter, even
when brought from other Btates. Ex
Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, presi
dent of the National Dairy Union and
Farmers National Congress, and II.
C. Adams, dairy and food commission
er of Wisconsin, were heard in favor
of the bill.
The hearing became quite spirited as
it proceeded, owing to criticisms of
the manner of enforcing the oleomar
garine law at some points, particularly
Chicago. It was stated by representa
tives of the dairy interest that the au
thorities did not seek to stop the oleo
margarine trade as It yielded such
large returns in revenue to the gov
ernment. Prosecutions were infre
quent, it was said, and some indict
ments had stood for three years with
out being brought to an issue. One
speaker exhibited packages which oleo
margarine was sold In Chicago bear
ing upon the outside labels saying
that their contents were "pure Jersey,
L A. A. '
IN PERFECT CONCORD
Administration and Congress do
Not Differ on Porto Rico.
Argument He Slakes to Prove Ilia Allega
tion President Does Not Relieve Free
Trade with I s a Constitutional Right of
the Porto Ricaus, and Did Not Say So, It
Is Claimed Comments on the Proposed
Amendments to the Hay-Pauncefote
Nicaraguan Canal Treaty.
Washington, March 9. A member of
the cabinet last night gave out the
following authoritative statement:
"There has been a wide misapprehen
sion of the Porto ltico tariff bill, of the
attitude of the president, of the action
of congress and of their relations to
each other. The attempt to
represent that there has been a dis
agreement between the president and
congress is wholly unfounded. There
has been no essential difference be-1
tween them. Both have sought the
same object. The recommendation, of
the president and the house bill, in
their purpose and effect, amount to the
same thing. The president
in his annual message of Dec. 4 urged
that the customs duties on trade be
tween Porto Rico and the United
States be removed. Imports from
Porto Rico into the United States have
been and are now paying the Diiigley ,
rates. The president felt that i
Porto ltico should be relieved of this
Not as a Mutter of Legal Right. '
"He urged that it should be removed
not as a matter of legal right, but of
liberal and humane public iolicy. His
argument indicated his reasons and
suggested his view as to the question
of constitutional obligation. Porto
Rico, severed from Spain, had lost her j
old markets and had gained noue In
their place. She had been devastated
by hurricane and left destitute. Hu
manity dictated every effort to lift her
up and to give her a new market. This
was the president's plea, and what
need of such a plea if the constitution
of itself carried free trade to Porto
Raiting of the I -sue. 1
"Had his suggestion been accepted
and followed by all in his spirit aud as
he meant it, with the limitations he
intended, all would have been well.
But when the time came for
action in congress two tendencies were
seen. On the oue hand there were
good men and some business and agri
cultural interests that, while not ob
jecting or little objecting to free
trade with Porto Bico alone, feared
that free trade with Porto Bico would
be made a precedent for free trade
with tlte Philippines. They felt that
there should be a distinct assertion
and exercise of the power to impose
duties, however small, as an assurance
that this power was reserved for other
Issue forced ly the Majority.
"On the other hand what the presi
dent proMsed as a worthy act of
national p. tirrwlij ami uuerai policy
was seized by political opponents and
claimed as a necessary and inevitable
measure of inherent constitutional
right. Between a 15preent.
duty and free trade as ;i constitutional
right, going necessarily and instantly
wherever new land may be acquired,
there is the world-wide .difference be
tween reserving full discretionary pow
er to deal with the new possessions as
their varying interests and our's may ,
require, and leaving no discretionary j
power in congress whatever. And this
is the real issue which lias been ofrced
by the attitude of the minority in con
gress. Contention ;f the Majority.
is the real issue which lias been forced
does not by its own force extend over
the new possessions without legislative
act is in harmony with the general
tenor of judicial decision and legisla
tive action from the acquisition of
Louisiana down to this time."
I I F I"E It E N C E IN THE CASES.
ProposL-d Change in the lla.v-l'aimcefote
Treaty Will lte Disapproved.
Washington. March !. The senate
committee on foreign relations will
meet today to consider the Hay
Pauncefote treaty. The sub-committee
will report to the full -ouinfittee. Tins
report is favorable to the treaty, with
an amendment providing that he Unit
ed States shall have the right to defend
the canal in time of war. The pro
visions to prevent fortification still re
main. The amendment is considered
sutii. ient to allow the I'nited States to
shut the canal in time of war and re
fuse to allow vessels at war with the
I'nited States to pass through the ca
nal. The proosal is to amend the
treaty by inserting articles as necesary
to the United States that are in the
Stiez canal treaty as 1 necessary to
The articles in the Suez canal treaty
guarantee the Egyptian government
the right to take any measures deemed
necessary, in case of war. ot defend
Egyptian rights. The proposition to so
amend the Hay-Pauncefote treaty has
not been submitted by any responsible
person to the judgment of the adminis
tration officials. It is said by those
competent to express the opinion that
if it were submitted it would be disap
proved. The particular articles were
omitted from the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, not by accident: not by an error
or blunder, but by design, according to
the statement of authorized persons.
The reason for the oinisiou was clear
in their minds.
Acording to a high official here the
conditions under which England dealt
with Egypt were exactly the reverse
of the present conditions. It was the
secret purpose of England to confer
upon Egypt at that time a nominally
independent government, but one
which would soon liecome England's
creature a power in respect to the
protection of herself along the line of
the canal in the event of war which
would revert to Er gland the ultimate
owner oi iue cairai aim- su.erniir ui
In other words, as an administra
tion official put it. to parallel that con
dition of affairs would be to suppose
the United States now to make a treaty
with Nicaragua and Costa Rica rela
tive to a canal containing a ciaus
granting those nations power to take
such measures as they deem necessary
in time of war implying, of course,
the right to close the canal against a
foe. Such a clause might be politic
and statesmanlike, it is said, in the
event that the United States govern
ment cherished a purpose to some time
in the near future annex Nicaragua
and Costa Kieaj otherwise the ceded
authority , might work disastrously
against U'., '
In answer to a suggestion that the
proposed amendemtn was to apply, not;
to Costa Kica and Nicaragua, but onlv
to the United States aud Great Brit-'
ain, the official already quoted declared
that even if England should asesnt to
such an amendment and there was
little doubt on that point if the United
States really desired it the adoption
of the amendment would certainly de
feat the purposes of the treaty, for he
did out believe that a single continen
tal power would adhere to the treaty
in the amended shape.
Condition of Mrs. Angell.
New oYrk. March 9. Mrs. .1. B. An
gell, wife of the president of the Uni
versity of Michigan aud ex-minister to
Turkey, is seriously ill at the home of
friends in this city. Mrs. Angell suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy while on a
train on the way to this city from An
napolis last Monday. Mr. Angell was
telegraphed for at Ann Arbor and im
mediately started for this city. It is
said that Mrs. Angell Is getting along
as well as could be expected.
Discharged for Joining a Union.
Washington. March 9. David J.
Brooks, of Philadelphia, testified be
fore the industrial committee yester
day. His evidence was similar to that
submitted by other members of the
Brotherhood of Bailway Trainmen. He
said that he had been discharged by
officials of the Philadelphia ami Read
ing company, who, he stated intimated
that his action was takeu because of
his connection with the brotherhood.
One Document That Pays Xo Tax.
Washington. March 9. The com
missioner of internal revenue has de
cided that the check of receipt given eral French reports that the horse at til
for a bicycle transported on a passen- iory batteries did great execution
ger train along with the owner, is not
subject to war revenue tax.
AFRAID HE'LL GROW FEATHERS
Xegro I pou Whom the Egg-Film Sktn
(irafting Was Tried.
Indianapolis. March 9. The second
successful operation of skin grafting
b.v usiiiEr the skin or inner film of
newly laid eggs has been accomplished
at the City hospital here by JL)r. W. V.
Morgan and other physicians of that
institution. The subject is Scott Smith,
a colored man. A microscopic examina-
tion shows that skin of the eggs is
now a part of the skin of Smith's body,
but it remains white, while the other
Skin is blUCk. j
The blood circulates through It as
through other parts, but it is yet an
open question whether the pigment
which colors the negro's skin will enter
the new skin and also color it. Smith
is In mortal terror for fear that feath-
ers win grow out ot his face and neck
where the egg film was applied.
Their Exhibits .Shipped to Paris.
Minneapolis, March 9. The agri
cultural experiment stations of Min
nesota, Iowa and the Dakotas have
shipiKvl to the Paris exposition their
share of theco-operativeexhibit agreed
on at the meeting of the national asso
ciation in this city three years ago. It
includes photographs, maps, vegeta
ble models, a d.iiry exhibit and a map
of Iowa on tx-bjoh Is marked the loca
tive ur every creamery in mat state.
Arrest of an Alleged Murderer.
Auburn, Ind., March 9. Marshal
Hilkey has arrested a man here who
answers the description of Harry Bow
den, wanter in Chicago for the mur
der of Hugh O'Neill Feb. 7 last. The
prisoner gives his name as William
Doyle and says he was working in
South Bend at the time of the murder.
He has been remanded to jail.
Died at Schneinfurth's Heaven.
Rockford, Ills., March 9. Mrs.
Rachael Norton, the oldest follower of
Schweinfurth, died at the "heaven"
south of this city Tuesday. She was
S3 years of age and left her home in
Ogle county to join the Schweinfurth
moveun-nt at its inception. It is an
nounced the Christian Scientists will
have-charge of the services.
m " .
Indian Woman Attempts Suicide.
Barron, Wis.. 9. Mrs. Passaqualina
Marino, an Indian woman in jail here
awaiting trial, attempted suicide by
jumping from the third story window
of the jail. She had procured a knife
and intended to cut her throat, but her
courage failed her. She was injured
about the spine and is in a critical
Safe of a Itrewliig Company Looted.
Paw tucket. R. L. March 7. Bur
glars entered the office of the Hand
Brewing company during the nightand
blew open the safe with dynamite. It
is said ltween $3,000 and $4,000 is
x-f!anker Coin feted of Wricking.
LaCrosse, Wis., March 9. J. R.
Clements, of this city, who has been
on trial in Caledonia, Minn., for the
past ten days on a charge of fraudu
lent banking and wrecking the Full
more County bank, was found guilty.
NEWSFACTS IN OUTLINE.
Flying Fox, winner last year of the
Derby and three other big British
races, has been sold for $190,000 the
record price for a horse.
Students at Bordeaux, France, who
had attended an anti-British meeting
attacked the British consulate and the
consul's private residence with stones.
Several of the crew of the cruiser
Newark are down with the smallpox.
Fire at Lead. S. I)., destroyed" forty
buildings and caused a loss of $500,
000. Russian Quakers talk of establishing
21,000 colonists in south California.
The United States annually produces
5,200,000 pouuds of aluminium, valued
The.Builington, Mo.. Women's Home
Cruo o'ujects" to tne practice or pre
senting loving cups, as "conducive to
The German reichstag has tabled the
motion to reintroduce whipping as a
A Seattle lover who closed a letter
to his best girl by sending "tons of
love and bushels of kisses"' has just
paid her ?t;,iMM for breach of promise.
Cy de Vry, who for ten vears was
head animal keeper at the Lincoln
1 ark Zoo, at Chicago, made an unsuc
cessful attempt to commit suicide by
Charles Vogel, a salesman for Mer
rill & Eldredge. Chic airo. Is c-i ill tn
have eloped with
Kittie Bitter, a
Taris is alarmed by the spread of
smallpox in that city.
Floods in Peru have caused $1,500,
Dr. Jahn Friederich. foundep, pub
lisher and editor of the American
Swiss Gazette, of New York city, is
dead, aged 5U.
FLANKS THEM AGAIN.
The lioer Trencli-Diygln;
Rritish Loss Reported as I.iht, While the
Artillery Is Said to Hate lieeii Very
Hard on t.ie Itoers (Jiiet-n Victoria Does
a Graceful Tiling for the Irish Soldiers
aud Will Visit Ireland Next Mouth
Steyn Says the Itloodicst lighting Is Vet
Osfontein. March 7. Lord Huberts'
force atacked early this morning. Gen
eral French turned the southern part
of the position of the Boers, who tied,
leaving a gun aud large quantities of
forage and their tents. He is now in
pursuit. The Boers on the north bank
are also evacuating the position.
London. March 7. The war office has
posted the following advices from Lord
lioberts, dated Poplar Grove, March
7, Evening: "We had a very successful
day and have completely routed the
enemy, who are in full rereat. The
position which they occupied is ex
tremely strong and cunningly arranged
with a second line of intrenchments
which would have have caused us
heavy loss had a direct attack been
made. The turning movement was nee
esarily wide, owing to the nature of
the ground, and the cavalry and horse
artillery horses are much done up.
Fighting Confined to the Cavalry.
"The "lighting was practically con
fined to the cavalry division, which, as
usual, did exceedingly well, and (Jen
among the enemy. Our casualties were
about fifty. I regret to say that Lieut.
Keswick was killed and Lieutenant
Bailey severely wounded. loth of the
Twelfth Lancers. Lieutenant Do
Crespguy. of the Second Life Guards,
was severely wounded. Remaining
casualties will be telegraphed tomor
row. Generals DeWet aud Delarey
commanded the Boer forces."
Kruger Fire the Iturgher Hi art.
Gleneoe, Natal, March o. Presidout
Kruger returned to Pretoria. His ad-
dress to the burghers has fired them
with fresh enthusiasm to ontinue the
fight for independence and to bring the
war to a successful issue.
Hardest Work to Come Vet.
London. March x. A. G. Hales, the
correspondent of The Daily News who
was captured by the Boers Feb. 9, and
released a few days ago at Bloemfou-
tein, telegraphing from Sterkstroom
Tuesday, says: "While I was a pris-
oner at Bloemfontein I had an interest
ing interview with President Steyn.
lie said the burghers were determined
to fight to the last man. and that the
struggle In the Free State would be
child's play compared with what
would follow in the Transvaal. Presi
dent Steyn predicted that the capitula
tion of Pretoria would le preceded by
events which would astonish Europe.
He appointed a deputy president to
remain at Bloemfontein during his ab
sence nt z-ieior.a in l ne interests Of
tne i-ree State."
Queen Tackles the Irish Ouestion.
London, March 8. An army order
Issued last night announces that the
queen has ordered that in future on
St. Patricks' Day all ranks of her
Irish regiments shall wear as a dis
tinction a sprig of shamrock in their
head dress, to commemorate the gal
lantry of her Irish soldjers in the re
cent battles In South Africa.
It has been decided that Queen Vic
toria will visit Ireland next month,
staying at the vice regal lodge in
Dublin, which has been placed at her
disposal by the viceroy, Earl Cadogan.
Her majesty's last visit to Ireland was
(tlEKSS VISIT TO IRELAND.
DTer Majesty Very Conspicuous in the
Public Mind at This Time.
London, March S. At no other time
since the dlaindhd jubilee has the
queen been so conspicuous an object in
the public mind as she is now. This
promises to be even more strkingly the
case todaiy.I I er ma jest ys visit to London
for a drive in semi-state from Padding
ton station to Buckingham palace
would be sufficient in itself to create
great public manifestations of loyalty,
but the anonuncement that for the first
time since the jubilee she will drive
from Buckingham palace along the em
bankment to St. Paul's cathedral and
back, through Holborn and Piccadilly,
to St. James, synchronizing with the
new success of Lord lioberts, is bound
to make today a gala day in the an
nals of London.
Beyond all this is the announcement
of the queen's intention to visit Ireland
for the first time, it is said, since the
death of the prince consort. This is re
garded as one of the most remarkable
acts of the queen's life. No minister
of the crown has ever dared to suggest
such a remarkable undertaking. "The
trip," said a well informed official last
evening, "is the spontaneous sugges
tion of the queen alone, and the en
thusiasm it is bound to create when
known in London can scarcely be esti
mated. It Is a wonderful proof of her
majesty's intense devotion ot her p
ple, and her sacrifice in-making the trip
at such a season of the year is renewed
evidence of the keenness of her mind
in selecting the proper act at the prop
'Itoers 4.rrest a Magistrate.
Carnavaron. Cape Colony. March 8.
A refugee who has arrived here from
Kenhardt says that early on Wednes
day. Feb. 2S. shots were exchanged
between a native tribe and the rebels,
who retired. Thereupon Commandant
de Koek arrived with a flag of truce.
The magistrate who went from Ken
hardt to meet him was immediately
made a prisoner and tlte rebels then
poured into the town, hoisted the
white flag, proclaimed the district to
be Free State te rritory, sang the "Volks
liod" and began commandeering. The
magistrate was detained for trial at
Bloemfontein. The refugee says the
natives are being severely treated.
Good Luck W as Too Late.
Fond du Lac, Wis.. March S. Just
eight hours after the death of William
Schleiden a letter was received from
Germany announcing that Schleiden
had fallen heir to a large fortune left
to him by an uncle who died there re
cently. The letter went on to state that
the property left to Schleiden was val
ued at more than $250,000. Schleiden
had been a railway mail clerk and was
Got. Shavr'a Father Dead.
Morrisville. Vt., March 8 Board
man Shaw, father of Governor Shaw,
of Iowa, died- at his home here Tues
day night, aged S4 years.
VICTIMS NUMBER FORTY-TWO.
That Many Live Lost In the West Virginia
Hlnton, W. Va., March 8. Twenty
nine bodies have leen taken from the
Red Ash mines at this writing aud the
total death roll is now estimated at
forty-two, there having been that many
men In the mine when the explosion
took place. Had the explosion oc
curred twenty minutes later there
would have been 150 men in the mine.
The names of those in the mines at
the time of the explosion, so far as
known, are: B. B. Long. Sam Sheff,
John Clair, Y. Pritt, Quit Stewart, Ed
Hobbie. Robert Jones. Granville
Holmes, Sam Shew, Junius Sanders,
i.ill sledge. ale Edgars, John Stone,
Ed Harper. William Holmes. Ed Have-
rich. William Havorich, Alfred Collins,
Tobe Collins, Charles Fonts. H. C,
Ramsey. James Washington, Newvelle
Douse, John Douse, Berry Tucker,
Rolston Holmes, Charles Downey, Ed-
want Downey. Ernest Long, Thomas
Long, Carl Downey. Date Long.
ILLINOIS ANTITRUST LAW.
Suit to Determine the Validity of One
Chicago, March 8. Initial argument
on the constitutionality of the act un
der which every corporation in the
state of Illinois is required to file an
affidavit declaring its innocence of any
connection with a trust or monopoly,
under penalty of a fine of $50 a day,
will be had Monday before Judges
Tiihy. Dunne and Waterman sitting
in Judge Tuley's court room. Last fall
through the medium of the attorney
general some !MH) suits were filed by
the state's attorney askiug damages
from those companies which had failed
to file the required affidavit.
The amount of the damage was
placed in each instance at $8,150. A
large number of the defendants have
appeared before the court and settled
the suits, but many others will contest
the enforcement of the penalty.
Alleged Rank Rohbers Comictetl.
Fontiac. Ills., March 8. Circum
stantial evidence yesterday convicted
Charles Doepke, Henry Sreinmeyer.
Edward Lally and James Murray, of
the Cornell bank robbery of Dec. 5.
1S!M), and they were sentenced to the
penitentiary for tin indefinite period.
James Karney and Thomas O'Leary,
also implicated in this robbery, plead
ed guilty. The four first named were
captured in Chicago Christmas Eve,
and from what was found in their pos
session and in their rooms they were
brought to Iontiac as accomplices of
O'Leary and Karney.
Decided for Process Rutter.
Jackson, Mich., March 8. Judge
Crowe rendered his decision in favor
of the defendant in the case of State i
Food Inspector Grosvenor against Ar
mour's local agent regardingthesale of
"process" butter. The court hekl that
the evidence failed to show that "nroc- !
ess" butter was injurious. The court
lurtner declared that the pure food
laws were framed to prevent fraud up
on consumers and to protect the public
health, aud in the evidence offered
, .. . . ...... i u cr LUui-
pain that either point had been vio
Miners Make Unexpected Demands,
Massillon, Q., March 8. As a result
of unlooked-for demands presented by
the niinersof the Massalliou district, the
joint conference between miners and
operators has been adjourned until
March 15. The Indlannpolis conven
tion fixed the mining rate for Ohio dis
tricts at SO cents, an increase of 14
cents over lat year. The Massillon dis
trict miners now demand 90 cents per
ton. the re-establishment of the 15-cent
differential between this and the Hock-:
Ing districts, and higher wages for day
President Liable to a Fine.
Canton, ()., March S. The city clerk
has discovered that President McKin
ley has violated a city ordinance. The
president is having his residence, re
cently purchased, remodeled, and he
neglected to take out a building per
mit. The ordinance provides that in
case of its violation the guilty party
shall be fined from $10 to $50. Th
permit costs 25 cents.
Mrs. Logan to Co to Europe.
Washington. March 8. Mrs. John
A. Logan lias decided to spend a year
abroad and will sail from New York
Saturday for the Mediterranean. She
will be accompanied by Mrs. Jay, wife
of the St. Louis representative. The
trip is for t he benefit of Mrs. Logan's
health, which has been much improved
since the death of her son, Major
Ret-elver for a Racine Company.
Racine, Wis., March 8. A receiver
hns been appointed for the Racine and
Wyoming Land and Cattle company.
Little by little the capital of the com
pany was eaten up by general expenses
until the company was in a bankrupted
condition. It is estimated that Ra
cine citizens put in over $50,000 in the
company, and this will be a total loss.
Secretary Root in Havana.
Havana. March 8. Secretary Root
arrived here yesterday on board the
United States transport Sedgewick. He
was received with a salute from Ca
banas fortress. General Wood and all
the division staff and the department
of Havana staff were conveyed to the
transport by the quartermaster's tug
and escorted the party ashore.
Tobacco Men Given a Hearing.
Washington, March 8. The ways
and means committee of the house yes
terday gave a hearing to representa
tives of the cigar and tobacco industry
in favor of a change in the present tar
iff law so as to permit the payment of
duty on imported tobacco at the time
of its "withdrawal" from bond Instead
of at the time of "entry."
Handsome Present from England.
Washington. March 8. The presi
dent has received through Ambassador
Choate a beautiful copy in Wedge
wood ware of the bust of noudin's
Washington, the gift of Merton Rus
sell Cotes, ex-mayor of Bournemouth,
Washington, March 8. The senate
committee on foreign relations yester
day considered the Hay-Pauncefote
Nicaragua canal treaty, but reached no
conclusion. The committee adjourned
to meet tomorrow, when the treaty will
again be taken up. The postponemc
was due to the desire to have the sui
committee investigate some facts bear
ing upon the treaty which have not yet
been taken cognizance of.
Soldiers BnrTed at Arlington.
Washington. March 8. The remains
of sixty-six soldiers who died in Cuba
were buried at Arlington cemetery
festerday with military honors.
CASE ONTO'; RICOL
Ex-Leader of the Uevolut ionary
Party Talks of an Alliance.
The Stipulation Made by Porlo Kico Relng
That She should Re Given All the Priv
ileges of Iteing a Part of the I'nited
States Demands Fulfillment of the
Promise Heury C. Payne's View of the
Matter Industrial Situation.
New York, March S. Dr. J. Julio
Henna, of this city, a member of the
Porto Rican delegation which' went to
Washington Jan. 17 asking congress to
fulfill the promises made by General
Nelson A. Miles In his proclamation' to
the Porto Ricans on July 28, 1898, said
to a Mail and Express reporter yester
day: "We expect, and shall insist, that
this government fulfill its part of the
contract entered Into by General Miles
when an alliance was made with Por
to Rico. In March, 181)8, before the
war with Spain broke out, I went to
Mr. Rosevelt, then assistant secre
tary of the navy, in Washington, and
TORTO RICAN FARMHOtTSK.
suggested to him the benefits to both
countries If the United States would
but take Porto Rico. I told him that
I, as leader of the revolutionary party,
could furnish him with all the maps,
the number of soldiers, the arms, lo
cation of roads and all the data re
quired and that the island could be
taken without the tiring of a shot, as
the residents would be glad to join
hands and fight the common enemy.
, Stipulated for Annexation.
"Provided. I told him, that Porto
Rico be annexed to the United States,
and that she enjoy the immunities,
privileges and liberties of other terri
tories in this country. Mr. Roosevelt
took the same view of the same matter.
I afterward called upon President Mc-
Kinley and explained to him how, as
Porto Rico stood opposite the canal at
Nicaragua, ships going to aud from
South America would call there. I be
lieve that President McKinley is in fa-
anything to the contrary. In addition
to that, we want permission to borrow
for our necessities, say $3,000,0H).
Relieves Duties Are Unlawful.
"I believe that every dollar that has
been paid on duty on merchandise im
ported iuto the Island from the United
States from April 11. lss. will have to
be returned. I firmly believe that when
the Lascelles case goes before the su
preme court it is sure to be decided"
against the I'nited States. I firmly be
lieve that Porto Kico will enjoy trade
justice at the expiration of two years."
. The Lascelle case is one in which
the plaiutiff makes the claim that the
imposition of duties on goods from
Porto Rico coming into the United
States, and vice versa, is unlawful.
HENRY C. PAYNE IS OPPOSED.
Does Not Favor the Admission of Porto
Rico to the Privileges oT a State,
Milwaukee, March 8. Henry C:
Payne, memler of the Republican na
tional committee from Wisconsin, said
yesterday in regard to his views on the
subject of a tariff for Porto Bico:
"Looking to the future welfare of
the republic I consider it would be a
calamity to have the status of Porto
Rico, Cuba or the Philippine islands
made such as would give them later
on rights which would entitle lh-m to
admission as stales into this Union.
This question should have the most
careful, thoughtful and statesuuin-like
consideration. The bill pending gives
time for ample study of the question.
Let us not make haste to settle ir
revocably a question which may be ot
most vital importance lo our people in
"There is no class of people so much
interested as the working classes.- If
free trade is established with the isl
ands, they will at once Ix-come com
petitors Willi almost Hie cheaiest labor
known in the world. Is that condition
desirable? Do our working jxople de-
sue full and unlimited competition
with the masses of Porto Rico, Cuba
and the Philippines? Calm, dispassion
ate discussion of the whole subject is
in order: a mistake made now may
cost us dear later. The provisions of
the bill are operative, but for two
years, ami in that time we may realize
better the problems before us.
"The people who are to pay this
slight tax levied for t he benefit of the
masses of the people of Porto Rico,
are practically the sugar and tobacco
trusts. If no tax at all is levied they
will lie able to buy these materials
free of any tax. and the sugar and
tobacco raiser in this country will suf
fer by reason of this competition with
almost the cheapest labor known in
the world. In what more easy or equit
able manner can relief le given to the
people of Porto Rico?"
Miners Reject an oner.
Des Moines, la., March 8. The rep
resentatives of the Mine Workers' un
ion have announced to the operators
their final refusal of the scale offered,
giving a 5 per cent, advance under the
new screening conditions. The men
now demand 18 per cent, advance, hav
ing previously insisted on 22 per
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Rumors are current that the Frick
Carnegie suits are to be settled out of
Daniel Holtz fell Into a vat of pot
ash at the Alston Manufacturing com
pany's paint factory, Chicago, and-died
The Michigan Miller's Mutual. Fire
Insurance company has been licensed
to do business in Wisconsin.
Inability to secure work made Mat
thew Andraka despondent and heswal
lowed arsenic at Chicago. He may
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