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NEWS HER ALB
PLATTSMOU1H, NEB.. MARCH 20, 1900.
TliK NEV-S. Kstabished Not. 5. IsPI. 'consolidated Jan. 1. 1895.
TnK HfcHALb. fcstaulitibed April 10. 16I. f
VOL. IX, NO. 38.
FMYTIIING IS QUIET
News Con firming: ICeported
IfHief of Mafekhif-;.
Too III to Permit of m Public K-f .t lou
Some SM'ulntl Newkpaprr General
ship T. 1. O'l'onnor'i Comment on the
Ou--n's Visit to Ireland anil Her Orclrr
Kegnrding the lininro k U'arin Com-
i limt-iit to Her Majesty by en Irish
.Memlier of Parliament.
London, Mji rc-h The war ulhVe
lias had no news up to this hour con
tinuing the report of the relief of Mafe
king. hut George Wyndham, parlia
mentary under secretary for war, re
plying to a private inquiry iinrhe Iobly
of the house of commons last mid
miilini;lv said: ' I tliink it is all
larvoti. c'apc Colony. March 11).
'aii.i'llan .Mutinied Killes. under
Colonel 1 1 ere hiii'T. ami I In; 'analian
:ii t i I.-r.v. e..ni iu;i nd-d I Colonel Di ury.
hae a i rived here with a contingent of
yeomanry. 'Die presemo of this force
li. ii- has ha. I an ex. client clTect iu the
ditii.t. It is reported that a large
force of insurgents is in the viciuity
of Van W'yck's vlei.
Cape Town. March is. General Sir
t'eorge Stewart While, the defender of
I.ad.vMniih. has"arrived here, but is too
ill to permit of a public reception be
i n uiveii in his liquor.
ome TliiiKfs I hat "la" Happen.
London. March '. Inning thepause
iu lite military operations in South Af
rica Spenser Wilkinson, writing iu The
.Morning Post, deals speculatively with
possible movement, lie says: "Lord
Uobeiis may send one or two strong
cavalry columns to move unexpectedly
on various points, iims upsetting the
P.oer plans of defense and rendering
possible an advance of three converg
ing forces on Pretoria, without any
lieavv preliminary lighting.''
Ouceii irtnriit ami the Mm m rock.
T. I. O'Connor. M. I., iu the London
laily Mail w rites: "I am asked to state
my views with regard to the moment
ous announcement as to the proposal
by the queen of the wearing of the
shamrock by Irish soldiers ami as to
her majesty's visit to Ireland. As to the
wearing of the hamrock. it is a tribute
1o Irish nationality, and will be great
ly appreciated. The symbolical things
of life are all apparently in themselves
small tilings. The shamrock materially
is a small plant, but the wearing of it
means to an Irishman centuries of sa
cred memories and country's wrong re
sisted, hopes maintained. The sanction
of the wearing of it by the Irish sodier.
then, is a concession I had almost
called it a tremendous concession to
Irish sentiment by the British throne,
which must have vast consequences.
Point Out a Itritsli I (erect.
"Itut. speaking assuredly in no spirit
of carping objection, but as an illustra
tion of a lesson, may I point out tlnt
the conduct of the English ministers
toward this small question Is a very re
markable and significant example of
the slowness and dullness of wit, the
want ofiinagination. Insight and sym
pathy, which have characterized all
the relations bet ween England and Ire
land. While the Scotch soldier could
wear the thistle without interference,
while the Welsh soldier could wear the
leek, the Irish soldier, year after year,
was sent by some stupid otHcer to
prison because he wore the emblem of
his nationality. An. I when an Irish
member, session after (session, called
attention to the fact in the house of
commons he was howled at by many
English members, and he reeved eith
er an abrupt or a hostile answer from
Coiii-rssion I Not Too Soon.
' And now, after all the bitterness
of these years, alter (lie imprisonment
and the snubs and all the rest, the
controversy is ended by the order of
the highest and greatest figure In the
realm. 1 will not say. as can be said
about so many other concessions to
Irish feelimr. 'too late, too late,' but
assuredly the concession has not come
too soon. And now as to the visit of
the queen to Ireland. I find this act
a touching and. if I may use the word,
a statesman like and eloquent proof,
added to the many others, that the
present sovereign is one of the wisest
that ever ruled these lands."
CASK or STKAMKK M AsllONA.
Statement n to British Liability for In
demnity ( tiineie Nrni Kxaggerated.
London, March 'Jo. In the house of
commons joterday, in answer to a
question regarding the subject of the
sc-izure'of the Itritish steamer Ma
shotia, laden with American flour for
the Transvaal, by a Itritisli gunboat,
and whether the government had un
dertaken to meet any claims for loss
or damage sustained by American citi
zens interested in the cargo in conse
quence of the delay of the delivery of
their goods, and whether the claims
of British subjects would be treated
on the same footing. Brodrick said:
"Her majesty's government does not
admit liability in respect to claims of
the nature indicated. Claims with re
spect to the non-dcli cry of cargo ap
pears to be a matter for settlement
between the claimants and the ship
undertaking to deliver the goods. I'.rit
ish subjects owning goods on a Itritish
ship have no right to trade with the
enemy." and they are not in the same
position as foreign owners."
Being asked a question regarding the
reports of trouble threatening to occur
iu China, Brodrick said her majesty's
government had taken and continued
to take all necessary steps to protect
Itritish interests. In this connection
he denied the story published in the
United states that the American gov
ernment was sending warships to
I'ekin. March 20. The ascendancy
of the anti-foreign party is becoming
more pronounced daily. The dowager
emoress appears unable to sufficiently
reward the officials who exnibit
marked hostility to everything not
Chinese. Ilen-Tunsr. probably the most
bitterly anti-foreign official of the em
pire, bus been decorated with the
three-eyed peacock feather, which had
f.ever been conferred for eighty years;
the notorious LI Peng Hing. who was
dismissed from the governorship of
Shan-Tung on German demand, has
been advanced to the first rank, and
the former governor Yuh Sen. of
Shau-Tung.hashccn appointed governor
of the Shan-Si district, a snub to the
powers interested and likely to preju
dice British interests in the province,
as the powers believe his mal-adminis-tratlon
Is the cause of the present
State of affairs in Shan-Tuns.
CONSCIENCE TROUBLED HIM.
Man Who Let Hit Marriage Fee Go tut
j Twenty-Five Year.
Kokomo. Ind., March 20. Twenty-
five years ago a strange couple called
at the residence of the Iiev. Hayden
Ilayburn and were, married, departing
without paying the minister his fee.
Saturday a strange man got off the
train here and asked to be directed to
the home of the Kev. Mr. It ay burn.
Learning that the minister was dead,
the stranger called at the office of Dr.
I. W. Kayburn. a son of the preacher,
and paid the long-delayed wedding fee,
lie expaiued that It was an elope
ment, and that the parents Mere in
close pursuit to prevent the marriage.
This he said caused hnn to forget the
clergyman's interest in the affair. The
man came from a far-distant state to
pay the fee and aiiologize for the quar-ter-of-a-century
delay. He said his con
science troubled liini anil compiled
him to make the long trip. He ex
pressed regret that the Rev. Mr. Ray
burn was not alive to accept the
DEATH OF H. E. TAUBENECK.
"Well Known a Once Chairman of the
Populist National Committee.
Seattle. Wash., March 2o. Herman
E. Taubeneck, known as the former
chairman of the national committee of
the People's party, died in this city
yesterday. He came here from the east
about two months ago in delicate
health, and had since leen resting
quietly at the home of his brother,
ignoring all publicity. The body will
be shipped to his old home in Illinois
Approved a Kailnay Sale.
The two Englishmen went into ex
ecutive session and decided they had
escaped losing $."O,00o. The gold when
first assayed bore 7 ier cent. gold.
It was In a safety -deposit vault and
legal proceedings were begun to get it
out. When it was gotten out it was
re-assayed and thore is not as much
gold in It as there is in a plank. T.
G. D. Drayton does not know how the
confidence- men switched it. Sir Fred
erick does not care, because he did not
lose anything. The American rascals
are out $.'.bOc) for entertainment
Springfield, Ills., March 2o. In the
United States circuit court yesterday
Judge Allen entered a decree approv
ing the sale of the St. Louis, l'eoria
and Northern railway and Madison
Coal company, made last week.
Object to Itelng C alled "Vlgilaiils."
Houghton, Mich.. March 20. Citizens
of La Hum, the finest residence suburb
of the big copper mining camp of Calu
met, have appointed a committee to
riil the town of negroes. They object
to having it called a vigilance commit
tee, and announced that only peaceable
and legal methods will be used, but
that the negroes must go. Colored men
were almost unknown there until a
sewer contractor brought in several car
loads from Tennessee and Alabama
eighteen months ago. Several white
girls have eloped with negroes, and
there has been constant trouble.
Advance in Train Men's Wage.
Saginaw, Mich., March 2. The en
gineers ami firemen on the Saginaw di
vision of the Pore Marquette have re
ceived a ixtrtioii of the advance in
wages asked in the matter of equaliza
tion between them and employes on
other divisions of the system. It does
not greatly affect the passenger men,
but is a substantial advance for the
frleght men. The request of the train
men for an equalization of wages Is
now under consideration.
Wanted to Lynch an Innocent Negro.
Jopliu, Mo., March 20. It develoded
yesterday that the negro spirited away
from the jail Suuday night to prevent
his being lynched was not the man
wanted for assaulting 7-year-old Juno
Sims, and he was released after having
been gotten out of range of the mob.
The real culprit is still at large. Feel
ing still runs high, and there undoubt
edly wil be a lynching if the right man
is captured soon.
Five of Her Son In the Army.
Saginaw. Mich., March 20. Phoebe
A. Cole died at the residence of her
daughter. 8JI Stone street, aged SO
years. She was a pensioner, her hus
band and five sons having nerved in the
United States army. She has resided
in Saginaw and Ray City over fifty
years, having been a resident here con
tinuously nineteen years.
Two Years I'at the Century Mark.
Fond du Lac, Wis., March 20. Mrs.
Charity J. Robinson celebrated her 102d
birthday anniversary Sunday. Shegave
a reception which was attended by al
most KM) guests. During the afternoon
the old lady rendered a recitation for
guests. She was presented with a
large oil painting of St. Patrick.
Hail Citizen Itreak Out of Jail.
Juneau, Wis.. March 20. John
Walther, who was convicted at tho
February term of the circuit court of
attempting to shoot a Milwaukee road
brakeman at. Horicon. last November,
broke jail Saturday night. He is an
ex-prison convict and reputed to be a
DRAINAGE CANAL LITIGATION.
Iteh earing Aked in the Illinois River
Springfield, Ills., March 10. A peti
tion for rehearing has been filed in the
supreme court in the consolidation
case of the people by 15. M. Chipper
field, state's attorney, against the Chi
cago sanitary district and of the canal
commissioners against the frame de
fendant. This is the case in which the
supreme court at the February term
reversed the Judgment of the circuit
court of Fulton county and remanded
The supreme court practically en
joined the sanitary trustees from tear
ing out the dams iu the Illinois river
at Henry and at Copperas creek. The
court held that the legislature In pass
ing the sanitary district act did not in
tend these dams should be removed
unless the quantity of water discharged
bv the sanitary district from Lake
Michigan would maintain the water in
the stream at a navigable depth.
Fire Destroys a Chnrrh.
Shelby ville. Ind., March 20. During
Sunday school exercises in the Hoggs-
town Methodist Episcopal church fire
broke out, destroying the building. Iu
making their exit several persons were
seriously injured. The fire, due to a
defective flue, caused a loss of $3,000
Sheboygan Machinists to Strike.
Sheboygan, Wis.. March 20. There
are about twenty-four machinists in
Sheboygan, who belong to the ma
chinists' union, and who will go out
with the 100,000 machinists in the
United States and Canada, as they
hTe been ordered to do.
PORTO RICO MOST WAIT
House IMsagrees to tlie Senate
But Republicans Insist on Maklngthe Bill
More Comprehensive In It Relief Bev
erldge Offers a Free Trade Proposition In
the Senate Shuts I'orto Rico Oat of
the I'nion, However Steering Commit
tee Looking for a Compromise.
Washington, March 20. The house
yesterday refused to concur in the sen
ate amendments to the Porto Rican
relief bill. The Democrats supported
a motion to concur on the ground that
it would avoid further delay in extend
ing relief to the inhabitants of the isl
and, but the Republicans stood firmly
behind Cannon in his demand that the
house should insist upon its original
provision to appropriate not only the
money collected on I'orto Rieau goods
up to Jan. 1, but all subsequent monies
collected, or to be collected.
The matter came up also in the sen
ate when lieveridge offered an amend
ment to the Porto Rican tariff bill de
claring free trade between Torto Rico
and the United States, but distinctly
declaring that the amendment did not
extend ihe constitution over Porto
Hunting a Kasia of Agreement.
Owing to tlie absence of Spooner
the I'orto Rican steering committee
has not yet held a formal meeting and
none will be held until his return.
Members of the committee, however,
have been making a canvass of the
senate to see if there can be found a
basis of agreeeinent which will be sat
isfactory. So far no great progress
has been made. The senators who an
nounced themselves in caucus as
against Ihe tariff portions of the bill
have shown no inclination to yield.
The introduction of a freetradeamend
ment by Reveridge would indicate that
he intends to vote for free trade. It is
certain that a number of other Re
publicans are determined not to vote
for the tariff, although the friends of
the measure say only five or six will
stand out when the final test comes.
Majority May Change Position.
A statement was made by a senator
yesterday to the effect that if those
who opposed the tariff could not be
won over to the majority, the majori
ty would go over to them. The tariff
feature of the bill will not be separated
from the government features at pres
ent, although Foraker will take that
action as soon as it is apparent that
Ihe government bill can be passed and
that there is no prospect of an early
agreement upon the tariff provision.
COF-CK 1IAI.KNK IN V F.STICi ATinX.
Forney (un on the Stand Again on the
Side of the Iefense.
Washington. March 2o. The Coeur
d'Alene investigation was lvsiimcd yes
terday by the lioiise committee' on mil
itary affairs, with .1. II. Forney, special
prosecutor at the scene of disorder, on
the stand. Hay of Virginia directed
the examination with a view of dis
closing how far the United States
troops were under the coutrol aud di
rection of Coventor Steuiienbiirg and
his executive official in Shoshone coun
ty. Ran left Sinclair. Hay asked if
General Mirrlam was the responsible
commander imt only of tlie troops, but
also of the affairs of the district in
The witness said tleneral Merriam
was not (lie responsible commander, as
the governor ami Mr. Sinclair directed
affairs. To a certain extent they on
trolled the United States forces. For
ney said the troops were sent there to
aid in suppressing the insurrection and
they diil this by co-operating with ami
assisting the state otli.-ials. Questions
by Lentz brought out that I'.artlett Sin
clair was a civil official under tlie law,
but that he exercised certain military
authority in order to make effective his
Forney stated that iu his opinion the
trouble between the union and non-union
men iu the Coeur d'Alene district
was irreconcilable, and that one or the
other class would have to leave. Trou
ble had been going on since lS'.rj, and
the camp was too small to permit both
elements to remain in peace. Lentz
sought to develop that the ntihii men
were being systematically driven out
by the "permit" system, but this the
witness denied. On redirect examina
tion the witness stated that in his opin
ion, based on all the circumstances
coming under his observation, the gov
ernor was justified in proclaiming mar
tial law. Forney'. testimony was closed
late in the day and Ihe committee ad
journed. Deep Water Canal in Illinois.
Washington, March 2o. Lorinier of
Illinois has introduced a joint resolu
tion in tlie house for a survey and esti
mate on channels ten feet, twelve feet
and fourteen feet deeep in the upper
Illinois and lower Desplaines rivers,
with h view to the extension of navi
gation from the Illinois river to Lake
Michigan. The estimate is to cover
the projer connection at Lockport with
the sanitary and ship canal constructed
by the city of Chicago.
Not Alarmed ut the "Trust.
Washington. March 20. Consul Hal
stod. at Itirmingham. Kngland. reports
to the state department the formation
of a bleaching trust with a capitaliza
tion of :iC.n.i m m u m hi or .SOO.oon.oiio. The
consul calls attention to the fact that
trusts do not create alarm in (treat
Democrats Again 01j--t to Itynum.
Washington. March 2o. In tlie ex
ecutive session of the senate yesterday
Fairbanks again made an effort to se
cure consideration of the nomination of
W. I I'.ynum as appraiser for the port
of New York, but upon objection by
Jones of Arkansas the matter went
Arrested for Their 'Moke."
Cedar Rapids, la., March 19. Seven
young men have been arrested here
charged with placing dynamite with
intent to destroy a building. Sunday
night a week ago, following a canvass
for a new petition consent to operate
the mulct saloon law here an empty
beer keg, and stick of dynamite with
fuse and cap attached were found on
the steps of St. Paul's Methodist
church. The young men arrested claim
that they meant it for a joke. The men
do not belong to the Liquor Ieal
Oiiestlon of I'orto Rican Tariff.
New York, March 20. Judge "La
combe has denied the application for
n injunction restraining Collector
Ridwell from collecting duties on goods
from I'orto Rico which was asked foi
by A. B. Lascelles & Co.
GOLD BRICK MEN BEATEN.
Couple of Englishmen Manage to Sara
Chicago., March 20. Six bars of met
al lying in a vault at the Merchants'
Loan and Trust company have shrunk
in value from hundreds of dollars to 40
cents, and with the decrease in price
came to two Englishmen a decrease In
the awe with which they once held
the American confidence man. Sir
Frederick and Drayton own coal mines
fin England. They saw an advertise
ment in a lonaon paper setting rortn
the beauties and riches of one Ameri
can gold mine to which R. G. Miller,
of Chicago, and William Schroeder, of
the United States, would direct any
Inquirer whose intentions were honor
able and who had $50,000.
The Englishmen came over and
Schroeder and Miller took them in tow.
The four didn't miss anything, and the
Americans paid the bills. The mine
was mentioned Incidentally, and one
of the visitors went to Colorado to see
it. Schroeder went with him, and
amused himself en route sending rosy
telegrams about the mine to the Eng
lishman left at Chicago and signing
the other Englishman's name. The
Englishman at Chicago became sus
picious and called the one in the west
back to Chicrgo, and about the time
the two Americans vamoosed.
TICKET COVERED AFAMILY.
Mother and Seven Children Travel by Rail
for One Fare.
St. Louis, March '20. Mrs. Minnie
Farkhurst, of Hudson, Ark., arrived at
the Union station Saturday en route
to Rochester, Minn., to visit relatives.
She had with her seven children, the
mother ami youngsters having traveled
here on a single ticket. The question
arose whether one ticket would per
mit eight persons to travel thereon,
even though seven of the eight were
Mrs. Parkhurst quoted the rule that
children under 5 years of age may
travel free when accompanied by a
ticket-holder. She had her ticket, and
the children were all within the pre
scribed age limit, being under 5. There
were three sets of twins, and the eldest
child in the party was but a fraction
over 4 years of age. Ticket agents
aud railway officials wrestled with the
problem, but Mrs. Parkhurst and her
babies were too much for them.
Died of Cold In Jail.
Rice Lake. Wis.. March 20. An
aged Swede named Per Person was
found on the street drunk and was
taken to Jaih The weather was very
cold, and it was noticed that his hands
appeared to be frozen, but otherwise
he appeared to be uninjured. In the
jail no fire was built nor had the place
been heated during the day. Next
morning the police found him lying on
the floor in the lock-up. A physician
was called, who wished to have him
moved to a place where he could be
warmed aud cared for, but when the
' conveyance arrived the man had ex
pired. Did His Own Surgery with an Ax.
1 Lone Tree. Ia.. March 20. John Car
sou, an old-time resident of this place,
accidentally shot himself in the groin
July 4. 1S7. with a 38-caliber revolver.
Tlie surgeons were unable to find the
bullet. The. wound healed, but Car
son hns lieen troubled moro or less
ever since with pain. The doctors at
tributed it to the bullet in his body.
Sunday morning Carson was chopping
wood, when accidentally he cut him
self severely in the calf of his leg.
What was his surprise to see drop
from the wound made by the ax the
bullet that had troubled him twenty
Groe-ry Men Have Hard Luck.
' Fort Wavne. Ind., March 20. The
R. W. Skelton Wholesale and Retail
Grocery company, went into the hands
: of a receiver yesterday. Amos Walters
I was appointed receiver. The liabilities
! amount to $18,000. The store was
! burned recently, and the insurance pol
i icles were assigned to the old national
bank to protect ? 10,000 of notes. Other
creditors want this assignment set
aside. The undamaged stock was val
ued at JtJ.ooiX
President Adams Going to Recuperate.
Madison, Wis., March 20. President
C. K. Adams, of the University of Wis
consin, will leave for the south the lat
ter part of this week. Mrs. Adams will
accompany him and they will remain
alout two months.
I'robably Fatally Crashed.
Saginaw, Mich., March 20. William
Morehouse, a switchman on the Tere
Marquette, was seriously and probably
fatally crusher between two cars.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
J. A. Bingham, ex-minister to Japan
aud ex-representative in congress from
Ohio, died yesterday at Cody, O., aged
Latest reports from Venezuela are
that the latest revolution is progress
ing. The Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf
road was sold under the hammer yes
terday at Joplin, Mo., for $12,500,000.
The trial of the men alleged to be
Implicated in the assassion of Senator
Goebel, of Kentucky, has been post
poned to Friday. The state was not
It is reported Mrs. Green denying it
that the daughter of Mrs. Hetty Green
is engaged to Duke de la Torre, a Span
There were 335,500,000 subscribed
for the British loan of 30,000,000.
The national industrial commission
has begun a session at Chicago.
BishopHunt says that McKinleywill
become, prof essor of international law
in tlie American university at Wash
ington when he leaves public life.
Republicans of Milwaukee nominated
Henry J. Baumgartner for mayor.
Colonel Russell Harrison has joined
the Spanish-American War veterans.
A daily rural mail delivery has been
established out of Black River Falls,
The will of J. Fronde James, of Hat
field. Tex., bequeathed $15,000 to that
town for a hospital and $5,000 toward
! a free library.
I Old Lady Bleeds to Death.
Janes ville, "Wis., March 20. Mrs. El
! len Hansen, the oldest employe at the
i state school for the blind, bled to death
in her room at the school Sunday. She
was found dead In her chair by an at
tendant with a ruptured blood vessel
in her ankle. She was 70 years of age
and had been employed at the state
school since 1SGL
Husband and Wire Have Bad Luck.
Grand Haven, Mich..March 19. John
! Watson, of Jamestown, in going out
' doors fell and broke his leg. His wife
went to assist him, slipped and In fall
ing broke her left arm.
! Pretoria Reports That the Siege
Is Still On.
Hoiue-Made Gun Firing "Erratically"
Boers Charged with Atrocious Cruelty
to the Natives Ilurght-r surrendering
by Hundreds in the Free State Desert
ers Hrisftg in Piece of Artillery San
guine Correspondents Think the War Is
London, March 1!. The following
dispatches are the latest received at
this writing from the seat of war:
"Pretoria, March 1. It is officiallj-
denied that the siege of Mafeking has
been raised or the town relieved."
"Lourenzo Marques. March IS. A
dispatch from Mafeking, dated March
10, says: "The garrison is holding its
own. We have heard numerous ru
mors that the siege will be raised, but
so far that is not. the case. We are
pegging along patiently on quarter ra
tions, supplemented by the occasional
capture of cattle. Our home-made gun
erratically bombards theRoer treuces."
"Cape Town, Sunday, March IS.
The Mafeking relief column. Colonels
1 Druiumoud and l'eadmau command
ing, had a sharp engagement at Four-
teen Streams. The Itritish succeded
in driving the Boers off. They had
only a few casualties."
Boers to Reinforce the SieKe.
I "Lobatsi, March lo. It is reported
that Commandant ElofT, with -it cam
inaudo, has left Zertist for Mafeking.
Commandant Schwartz, with 150 men,
. is threatening the railway near Aas
! vogel kop, north of Iobatsi. A British
! patrol, who reconnoitered within four
teen miles of Mafeking, find the rail
way uninjured and the telegraph wire
untouched north of Pitsaui."
"Cape Town, Sunday, March IS.
The mounted force from Kimberley
proceeding to tlie relief of Mafeking
has arrived at Warrentou. As the
force neared Windsorton the Boers
evacuated the town, blowing up the
ltoers Torture Captured Natives.
Lourenzo Marques. March IS. A
dispatch from Mafeking says: "Ilorri
lle stories are current that the Boers
are Inflicting nameless tortures upon
captured native runners. These may
not be true, but they are tending to
inflame native passions to such an ex
tent that it may soon be impossible to
hold the natives in check. Owing to
the Boers having deliberately bombard
ed the native stadt, which is full of
women and children, Colonel Baden
Powell has armed the natives, but he
has only allowed them to act on the
defensive, although they haveclamored
to be allowed to go out and attack at
the point of the Assegai. They will be
prevented as long as possible from in
flicting reprisals on the Boers."
MANY BCRGHKItS STOP FIGHTING.
Eighteen Hundred in One Batch Desert
ers Bring in Artillery.
Loudon, March 1!. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Field Marshal Lord Roberts,
dated at Bloeuifoutein yesterday: "The
Guards' brigade returned yesterday
from Norval's pout. General Pole
Carew's force lias returned froin
Springfontein, where a junction was
effected with General Gatacre. Gen
eral Pole-Carew proceeded to Xo vat's
jwmt, from which point he heliographed
to General Clements that 1.8O0 Free
Staters had submitted to Edeuburg.
"The officer commanding at Belmont
reiwrts that some deserters have come
iu with a Maxim, a !pounded and an
other gun. Another Impounder has been
brought into Colesberg. The cavalry
brigade has gone to Thalia Nchu in or
der to reassure the inhabitants of that
district and to distribute copies of the
proclamation to the people of the Free
State. These proclamations are being
eagerly sought after.
"Lord Methuen reached Warrenton
on March 10. He was in time to pre
vent the Deviation bridge from being
completely destroyed, and to secure the
pout on the Vaal. The English mail
was dispatched from here by rail yes
terday and tomorrow the regular rail
way service with Cape Tow i: will be re
opened." A dispatch to The Daily News from
Bloemfontein, dated March 10, says:
"Events have occurred which Induce
some to predict that the war will last
only so long as it takes to march to
Pretoria. Tlie educated Boers even
the Transvaalers are ready to accept
the inevitable. I am told that a corps
of 2,0t0 women has been formed at
Pretoria. It is called the Amazon
corps. All the members are uniformed
in kilts and are armed."
A dispatch lo The Daily Mail front
Bloemfontein, dated March KI, says:
"We are getting rifles surrendered
faster than a faeotry could turn them
out. It is quite certain that if a Brit
ish official can reach the northern
laagers with Lord Rolerts' proclama
tion the whole Boer population will de
clare for peace."
PATRON SAINT OF Til K EMPIRF.
St. Patrick Given New Honors by the
Oueen's Order Great Celebration.
London. March 10. Never in its his
tory was St. Patrick's day celebrated
as it was Saturday. For on that day it
was celebrated by an empire and all
the loyl subjects thereof who boast
Caucassian blood wore the green, be
ginning with Queen Victoria herself.
Evn the Orangemen forgot their quar
rel of ancient days and put on the
shamrock. Since March 1. which is
now called Ladysmith day. England
had been, so to speak, clothed in red,
white and blue, and union jacks.. Sat
urday she was dressed in the universal
All over London there was a flutter
of myriad green flags. Men, women,
aud children all displayed the sham
rock, a clover leaf, or a gree ribbon.
Green-rosetted horses wee urged on by
green-garlanded whips wielded by
irreen-robbon drivers. The shop win
dows were filled with anything and ev
erything green iu stock. The papers
were filled with patriotic versions of
"The Wearing of the Green." Even the
cockney accent seemed to have been
touched with a slight brogue. At ev
ery music sail the features were Irish
songs, and the East End Irish held pro
cessions in the evening.
By her short shamrock order, indeed,
the queen seemed to have turned the
emblem of discontent and hostility
into a badge of loyalty. But there
were discordant notes. One was ut
tered by Dillon, Home Ruler, who
spoke very bitterly at Tipperary. "lie
scorned the queen's act and of her
( proposed visit to Ireland said "she
wouia better stay at noine. Cheers.
Erery Irish Nationalist can and should
treat her visit with iudifference and
contempt." At Dublin the lord mayor's
procession was stoned as a protest
against tne action of the Dublin cor
poration in preparing to honor the
nueen when she arrives.
J The scenes at Aldershot were char
acteristic oi rue ceienranon or sst.
Patrick's Day. and at all the other
rarrison towns the shamrock was
donned by all the troops privileged to
wear it. At reveille the Irish bands
made a tour of the barracks playing
"Garry Owen." St. Patrick's Day in
the Morning." and "Tlie Boys of Wex
ford." In front of the officers' mess
they played the national anthem and
cheered the queen.
A cable from Cape Town says: "St.
Patrick's Day was celebrated with ex
traordinary enthusiasm throughout
South Africa. In reply to a message
from the Irishmen of Cape Town the
queen sent the following: "I have al
ways felt confident that the spirit,
courage and allegiance which have dis
tinguished the Irish soldiers in the
face of the enemy would be shared by
their brethren in tlie colony in support
of the authority of my government."
On the initiative of Ionl Roberts a
newspaper has been started at Bloem
fontein for theedification of the troops.
Rudyard Kipling contributed to the in
augural edition yesterday Ihe follow
"O, Terrem e dear, and did you hear
"The news that's going round?
"The shamrock's Erin's badge by law,
"Where e'er her sons are found.
"From Bloemfontein to Ballybank
.'Tis ordered by the queen.
"We've won our right in oimmi tight
"The wearing of the green."
In Canada the day was generally cel
ebrated. At Montreal the green flag
and harp floated over the city hall for
the first time in history. All over the
Dominion there was a hearty celeba
tion. It was a curious fact that while in so
many parts of the world the wearing
of the green was being celebrated by
men loyal to the British empire, in the
United States the day was universally
celebrated by men whowouldlikenoth
Ing so much as to see" the disruption
and destruction of that empire. All
the speeches at New York, Chicago
every v here iu the United States where
the day was publicly celebrated were
full of hatred to England, while in
some of the processions the Boer flag
was carried in tlie place of honor along
with the Irish flag and United States
PAYING OFF THE MORTGAGES.
Figures Showing Grat'fjlng Progress in
That Dirction in Michigan.
Lansing. Mich., March 10. A can
vass of the eighty-four county registers
of deeds just completed by the state
labor bureau shows. that in thirty-four
counties an average of 19 per cent,
less mortgages were filed in 1S09 than
during the preceding year. Thirteen
counties report no difference, and thir
ty say that there was an average in
crease of 12 per cent. The greatest
decrease was iu mortgages on farms.
An average increase of 21 per cent, in
the number of mortgages discharged Is
reported by tifty-six counties, and a
decrease in discharges is reported iu
only eleven counties.
I.'inety-five per cent, of the real es
tate dealers of the state say that busi
ness in their line is more active than
last year, 70 per cent, report better
prices, and 7 per cent. Increased
sales. The average increase in values
REPUBLICAN LEAGUE BANQUET.
Michigan Candidates for Governor Are All
There Except a Coupl.
Nashville, Mich., March 17. The
State Republican League banquet held
here Thursday night was au elaborate
affair. With the except ion of Julius
S. Stearns and D. M. Ferry all the
governorship aspirants were present.
James O'Donnell spoke briefly on
"Our Duty to the Philippines," fol
lowed by Charles Osborne, state com
missioner of railroads, on "Our Coun
try's Future." Chairman of the State
Tax Commission Milo D. Campbell
gave an address on the work of the
Ex-Governor Rich, representing D.
M. Ferry, followed on "Specific Taxa
tion." "The Duty of Michigan Repuln
lieans," by President Grant Fellows,
of the state league, was a warning note
as to the future policy of the party lu
tho state. Representative Hamilton
was present and made a few remarks,
which were well received. Judge C.
Smith, of Hastings, acted as toastmas
trr. PENSIONERS TO BE CUT OFF.
Most of Them Are Widows Who, as Al
leged. Have Violated the Law.
Milwaukee. March 17. As a result
of an investigation for several months
past by employes in the federal govern
ment secret service, many pensioners
receiving allowances through the Mil
waukee office will be unceremoniously
cut off when the time arrives to make
the next quarterly payments.
Most of the cases under suspicion
are those of widows, but it is not be
cause they have remarried that they
are placed at odds with the United
States authorities. They have, how
ever, committed act which under the
LTnited States laws are declared suffi
cient to cut them off. The investiga
tion is pursued with much secrecy, apd
it is impossible to learn any particulars.
Similar conditions are said to exist in
Illegal to Eat Fish or Quail.
West Superior. Wis., March IT.
Deputy Game Warden Stone was In
the city yesterday for the purpose of
getting after some parties who have
lieen violating the game laws. There
are eight butchers in the city against
whom he has evidence of their sell
ing fish out of season. The party he
is most anxious to catch is the one fur
nishing the fish. The warden also has
a case against one of the prominent
hotels here, it being charged that it re
cently served quail on toast at a ban
quet of the legal fraternity of this city.
Freezlar Weather in the South.
Atlanta. Ga.. March 17. Freezing
temperature was reported yesterday
morning as far south as a line running
east and west through the center of
the cotton belt. Killing frost was re
ported at Fort Smith, Ark., near Mo
bile, and at Macon. The rain and
snow of Thursday in many parts of
the south was followed by clearing
and much colder weather. It is im
possible to say to what extent, If any,
the fruit trees have been injured, but
fruit men say the trees cannot stand
a continuation of cold.
C. A. Marshall. Dentist.
MANILA IS THE CENTER
General Otis (iive- That as His
Opinion In the Matter.
atlTe Fighting to Force the Best Terms
from Congress Insurgent Leaders Go ti
the Metropolis to t outer Insurgents
Continue Active at a Number of Points
Guerrilla Warfare Carried On and Many
Acts of Brigandage and Atrocity.
Manila, March 19. General Otis con
siders Manila the most troublesome
center in the situation today. The in
surgent junta here, in conjunction with
that iu Hong Kong, is growing active.
The military authorities have been
loived to put a stop to Mablui's inter
course with tlie public. The local and
foreign press considers his recent ut
terances calculated to incite the Fili
pinos to a continued revolt and prejudi
cial to American coutrol. Flores, who
has just arrived here, says he comes
trusting to American leniency, aud that
he would not have dared come to Ma
nila If Spain were yet In controL He
cherises the hopes and aspirations
which actuated him when in tlie field,
i nd desires to watch congressional ac
tion upou the question of the Philip
pines. Object of Insurgent Kt-sistence
The insurgents, he says, do not ex
pect to vanquish the Americans, but
are maintaining a resistance with the
idea of forcing congress to accord them
lh best possible terms. A number of
representative insurgent leaders from
different parts of Luzon have recently
been iu conference in Manila. Some
have been placed under arrest, but the
others thus far have not been inter
fered with. Louis Spitzel, head of the
firm of Louis Spitzel & Co., contractors
to the Chinese government, and him
self a suspected filibuster, came from
Houg Kong to Manila last week and
was temiorarily detained iu custody
Arms Landed on the Coast.
It is asserted upon good authority
that three loads of arms and ammuni
tion have recently been landed on the
east coast of Luzon. Captain Taylor, of
the Thirty-ninth regiment, recently cap
tured twelve new Mausers near Ca
lamba. ReHrts are current here of ac
tive rebel reorganization in theprovinee
of Morong, where the insurgent leaders
are said to be assisted by prominent
Spanish residents. Inhabitants of this
province who are now in Manila have
been advised rfot to return to their
homes, but to remain under the pro
tection of the Americans.
BRIG AN IS AND Ml K I) Fit HAM PANT
How the Filipinos Get Funds for Their
Operations Twenty Ports Open.
It is also reported that the rebels
are reorganizing in the province of
Zainbales, under Mascardo. Brigands
ate committing atrocities iu the pro
vince of Nueva Eciga, where they
Lave murdered twenty natives aud
Chinamen. The Nueva Eciga insur
gents are heavily taxing local trader
and farmers, with the result that busi
ness is paralysed aud there is a gen
eral scarcity of food. The funds for
maintaining this guerrilla warfare are
collected from the various towns of
the island, whether occupied by the
Americans or not, even including Ma
nila. In the province of Albay the insur
gents have ceased harrassing the
Americans, owing, it is reported, to a
lack of ammunition; but they continue
ravaging the country by burning and
looting. The natives are tiring of this
sort of thing aud threaten to turu
against the marauders. Already the
townspeople of Legaspi, Albay aud
Douzol are slowly returning to their
homes. Major Allen, of the Forty
third regiment, has been appointed
military governor of the island of Sa
mar, where Lukban. the former leader
of the rebels in that locality, is still iu
General Kobbe has opened twenty
ports in the southern part of Luzon
aud in tlie Islands of Samar and Leyte,
the result of which is to stimulate
trade there, although only temporarily,
as the country opened is non-productive
ami apparently non-consuming.
Owing to the political conditions of the
last twelve months products accumu
lated during the blockade. These will
be shipped to Manila and then the
ports will be empty.
Evidence accumulates of the treason
and perfidy of the municipal presidents
in the provinces of Geu. Mac-Arthur's
district. The presidents of several
towns in Lepanto and Union provinces
have declined to continue in their po
sitions, saying that they do not desire
any further identification with the
Americans. Travel between tlie towns
garrisoned by the Americans is becom
ing more dangerous. All wagon trains
must be escorted by heavy guards in
order to insure their safety.
Two ambushes were narrowly avert
ed recently, small traveling parties are
attacked, single travelers frequently
disappear or are found dead. Span
lards and Filipinoswho are conversant
with the Tagalo character unite in as
serting that Aguinaldo's capture would
terminate tlie revolution. Three
months have passed since he was ac
Day Was Devoted to Kulogy.
Washington. March 10. Members
of the house Saturday pronounced eu
logies upon the late Monroe L. Hay
ward, senator-elect from Nebraska
who died before taking the oath of of
fice. No other business of importance
was transacted. The senate was not
in session. '
Woman Charged with Munbr.
Pontiae. Mic h.. March 10. Mrs. Mil
fired Jackson, was arraigned In Justice
Snowden's court on a charge of mur
dering her husband. William Jackson.
She pleaded not guilty. Bail was re
fused, and her examination was fixed
for Msreb I
There is more Catarrh in this section of the
country than all other diseases put together, and
until the last few years was supposed to be in
curable, for a great many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local
remedies, and by constantly tailing to cure with
local treatment. pronouncea it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutions
disease and therefore requires constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured
bv F. J. Cheney it Co . Toledo. Ohio, is the only
constitutional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspcon
ful. It acta directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred
dollars for and case it fails to cure. Send for
circulars and testimonials. Address.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists, 7."c.
Hail's family pills are the best.
Remember, tne B. &, M. band ?ivesa
concert Saturd y evening at the P.-e-
byteria'i cnurcn. iney snouia nnve n.
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