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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. MAKCH 23, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 39.
THE NEWS. KatabJbhed Not. 5. 1R91. 'consolidated Jan. 1.105.
THE H KHALI', Established April 10. 1864.
MAFEKING STILL SILENT!
.lolin Hull I-
Vol 1 1 One Spot i
I'retoriu Story of ;ata-re's I'eleat SeonYd
at ly ICritishf m-Kepurl 1 lint the Wum
en ul I retoriu Are 11 urileroiisly Frantic
A nother Story Tliut Krugrr anil Steyn
Are Not A fTe t ioiinte lrili Meiukpri !
I'rcf ipilato a lively Time lit the House
London, Maivli 2".. Again there !
a pei 'i1sii n( rumor that Mafeking lias!
!'cii r.'lic ril. II is even asserted tliatj
the war (itli -c has received a dispatch j
positively announcing the i-eIiT. Iut
tliat publication of it is withheld be-i-iiusc
the form of tin message admits
I Ik possibility of mistake. Tin war of
Ve. however. (1. clans that tin-re is no
iitii 'niatfoii of tlie minor ami that no
further news on the subject is at hand.
.o attention is paid in any quarter to
tl'i- vilil r.ii-r minors of 'ommamlant
Uiixiei's victory or General Gat acre,
which ate only designed to refive t lie
i i-nnpini: spirits the burghers.
Mali -king's Only httiue.
It seems certain that Mafeking's
illy chalne lies in relief by the col
umn siipposcil to be ail vaiicing from
the --oiitli oi in the possibility that Col-oin-l
Maiieii I"o ell is still .strong
ctiei -h to attempt a sortie with a view
of capturing tin I'.oer guns at a time
-..Men Vmmamlani Siiyniaii h:ls with-
liaw ii his men to oppose 'olotiel Plum
ii's advance. All the reports regard
ing tlie I'.iiiNh operations in the Free
Slate continue most sa l isfaetory. Noth
ing lias ili elnpeil regarding General
ISmr Women Kt'porteil I ran tic.
It is reported from l.ouiciizo Mar
that I'retoria is prepared to staul
a siege of two years, ami that the Boer
women, frantic at tin reverses to the
l.ner arms, are entreating to be allow
ed to lnot the P.ritish otticers iiupris
oiicil at I'retoria.
Morifi f KriiKrr ami Meyii. -
A special correspondent of The
Times at I'.Ioemfoiitein. telegraphing
Thursday, says: "Yesterday Mr. Kru
ger issncil a proclamation annexing the
Free State to the Transvaal. Mr.
St eyn imnieiliately issneil a counter
Iiroda ma t ioi declaring the Free State
Tin- Iaily News has the following
from I'.loemfonteiu ilateil Wednesday:
"It is rumored that Mr. Kruger ami
Mr. Steyn will meet at KrooiistaI. in
the Orange Free State, on April 4. to
'INciiss the future programme. The
feeling between the Transvaal ami the
Free State is very bitter."
(oituere ll aril from.
A dispatch to The Daily News from
Spiitigfontein. dated March 21. says:
General Gatac:-e anl his staff are still
here. lie is most strict regarding the
private property of the Boers. Some
Kaffirs who hal looted farms havebeen
tried and severely punished, to the
great astonishment ami gratification of
t lit Hoe l- resident s."
iiai A iiowi.iNo coon riMK.
House of Commons Indulge In a Little
i erioii of Noi-
i.omlou. March 2.'!. The discussion
of the financial relations between Ire
land and Groat Britain was set down
for yesterday and John Redmond, the
Irish leader, desired to obtain all the
time possible. Therefore lie appealed
to the promoters of the London water
bill to postpone its second reading for
a couple of days, so that the Irish ques
tion might be thoroughly discussed.
The promoters agreed, but the shak
er pointed out that the orders of the
day provided for the discussion of the
London bill lirst, and that he was
bound to see the orders obeyed. Irish
interruptions followed to such an ex
tent that the speaker threatened to
treat iheni as disorderly.
The Irish members appealed to the
president of the local government
board, Chaplin, to postpone the
lute. Chanlin declared he saw no
jectioti at lirst, but after the attitude
assumed by the Irish members the
tiosiiiou of affairs had been entirely
lltoied. Thev had endeavored, lie de
clared, bv tinea ts to coerce the house.
and to yield would be the worst kind of
precedent. Further attempts to speak
were howled down by the Irish mem
bers and the disturbance grew worse
each moment, when F.alfour oppor
Amidst loud Irish cheers John Red
mond appeal-'d to F.alfour to intervene,
si ml the latter agreed to a postpAtoe-
inent. which was adopted after further I
noisv and disorderly discussion. A.
O'Connor. Irish Nationalist, opened
the debate n the over-taxation of
Ireland, which, he declared, from the
date of the union to 1MHI exceeded the
war ind. mnity paid by France to Gvr-
lie moved that the government
iUe' stens to remedy this state of af-
faiis. This was rejected ---' to 102
Tied I'i ly tlie Clilcatfo Strike.
Iloit-hton. Mich.. March 2.1. Morn
than .s."iO).hm worth of new mining
and milling machinery, which is badly
needed here, is hung up by the ma
chinists' strike In Chicago. If the
strike spreads to Philadelphia and Mil
waukee machinery orders for Lake Su
perior copper mines aggregating near
lv S..0tHMN will be affected, and a
li.ng continued strike would greatly
hurt both mines and miners here.
I ! Speak at Jollet.
.Toliet. Ills.. March 23. Eugene V.
Debs, candidate of the socialists for
president, spoke In Joliet on -Labor
and Liberty" to the largest labor meet
in" ever held here. The theatre was
packed and many stood during a two
1'aught on the Fly, ai It Were.
St. Paul. Minn.. March 23. Another
big colonv of settlers from Kansas,
Missouri and Iowa passed through
here en route to Larimore. Minot and
other points in North Dakota. They
brought about 15 cars of freight, and
there were I.tmo souls. An extra pas
senger was added at .":3 a. m. on the
train. It was a boy.
Well-Known Illinois CTtiVen nylnff.
Springfield. Ills., March 23. Judge
Sau-uel P. Cummings. well-known
xi... ooer.it ie politician. jurist and
Kni2ht Templar, i? dying at his home
in Astoria. Fulton county. Ills., at the
a?o of M2.
Town I to Own Its 1'Iant.
Saginaw, Mich.. March 23. The
common council has laid over for one
week the recommendation of a com
mittee to establish the municipal elee
trie light plant in the rear of the city
CARNEGIE AND FRICK AGREE.
Creat Suit In Off and a New Combination
Is Decided I'pon. 1
Pittsburg. March 23. The differ
ences between II. C. Flick and An
drew Carnegie have been settled. This
announcement was made officially by
the Carnegie Steel company, limited,
late yesterday afternoon. The parties
interested have agreed upon a plan of
reorganization, the new concern to be
incorporated under the laws of New
Jersey. The effect of the proposed
reorganization will be to terminate all
equity proceedings now pending. ,
The stocks and. bonds of the new
corporation are to be taken by the
present owners themselves, and not
offered to t lie public as once contemp
lated. Schwab will continue as the ex
ecutive head of the new company.
Pittsburg, March 2:.. It is learned
from one in close touch with the Car
negie company that tin new organiza
tion will be capitalized at $.J."'.0,0ii0.fH'0.
This cannot be definitely confirmed at
this hour, but t he authority is consid
ered reliable. The same gentleman
says Mr. Frick will remain in the new
company in the same relative position
he held just previous to the bringing
of his suit.
TAX TITLES OF NO VALUE.
I.nps. of n .1 ihIj;- Saiil to Have Invalidated
Ludingtoii. Mich., March 2:5. Local
attorneys with one accord unite in con
firming the surprising statement that
not a single tax title acquired in Ma
sou county during the past five years
Is worth a dollar. There is no doubt
that the statement Is true. The reason
assigned for tlie extraordinary condi
tion of things is said to be the failure
of the circuit judge to hold court the
required number of consecutive days
during which objections to tlie pro
posed sale of lands advertised for de
linquent taxes might be made.
The oversight f this technical re
quirement is said to be not alone, in
effect upon Mason and other counties
of this, circuit, but the same error lias
oecurrd in several of the judicial cir
cuits of northern Michigan. The mat
ter has been kept very quiet, but law
yers and tax title holders are well
aware of the condition of tilings.
ratal Kxplooion of C'ollodium.
Philadelphia. March 23. One per
son was killed ami four seriously in
jured by a terrific explosion of collo
dium in the photographic supply es
tablishment of Thomas M. McCollin &
Co., Tm South Kleventh street, yester
day. The dead is Herman Weiss. The
more seriously injured are e( Jorge W.
Nicholas, August Hauser, Daniel IMeed,
a fireman, and John A. Urautou. The
building was almost entirely wrecked
ami the adjoining structure, occupied
by V. Clad & Sous, manufacturers of
hotel ranges and kitchen supplies, was
also badly damaged by the force of the
I.ooki Like a Murder.
Ithiuelander. Wis., March 23. J. A.
Orcutt, a well-known old trapper in
this section, was found dead at his
house just at the edge of town, where
he lived alone. He was shot through
the head. Orcutt was supposed to be
qiute wealti.3-. - uae
nau a large sum ul inuin-.i v." ; J----son
at times. Forty dollars and valu
able paiers was all that was iouuu.
The kev to tlie front door, wnicn -was
locked." is missing, which leads to the
iwii..f ib.-if he mav have been mm-
Ju.eii Viflls tlie Wounded.
London, March 23. Tlie queen, ac-
eom i .-uiied bv lrincess Christian and
.ittemieii it a larsre suue, visiix-u un-
i.e-r hosnital at oolwich, yesteruaj
nftei-nooii. to see the sick and wound-
.! sol.lieis who are being cared for
there. Immense crowds awaited the
.nrrival of her majesty at the station
;.. v..,.Kvicii and lined the route to
the hospital. The queen distributed
.iii-i ntities of Windsor flowers in the
wards of the hospital.
II Don't Got Any Aets.
St. Paul. Minn.. Mareh 23. Rein
deer Wekntan, an immigration
n rr i l r lois tiled a netition in bank-
runtcv. The liabilities are $."1,G20.5S.
There -ire no assets., One of the prin-
rinal creditors is A. II. Brink, of Hol
land, Mich., who holds a large mini
l er of notes -liven by Fames in part
t.ivmetit for Fa nning's mills sold by
petition. Tlie notes were made as far
back as 1ssi! and are claimed to be
Kfmnlni of Colonel Wallace.
Helena, Mont.. March 23. I ho re
lii.i'ms of tlie late Colonel R. B. Wal
lace of tlie Thirty-seventh infantry
have arrived from Fort Huachuca, Ari.,
where he died last Friday as a result
of wounds received in the Philippines.
Tlie bodv will lie in state at the Audi
torium Saturday and be buried with
military honors on Sunday. Indications
are for the largest funeral in the his
tory of tlie state.
A to thx Weekly Payment I a w.
Indianapolis, March 23. Smiley
Chambers, counsel for the Republic
Steel trust in the suits brought by the
stHte to compel the payment of wages
weeklv, has made the first statement
resanlini the position that the trust
will take in tlie litigation, lie says
that ilu- tiirht will Im made on the
ground that tlie law discriminates and
that therefore it is unconstitutional.
Set l-'ire to the Mine Gas.
Vincennes, Ind., March 23. As the
thirtv miners employed in the Pros
pect Hill coal mine were about to quit
work, one of their number. Thomas
Dant. stepped into an abandoned room.
sett'insr lire to the accumulate! gas.
and causing an explosion. Several
miiiets were seriously burned, and
one is reiortedas fatally injured.
Gen. Wheeler Calls on Root.
Washinston. March 22. General
A"heeler called at the war department
yesterday morning, and officically re
ported hia return from the rmiipptnes
to Secretary Root in accor.lance with
thp order of the denartmeut. Ceneral
Wheeler's resiirnation from the volun
teer armv will be held in abeyance and
the question as to'Oeneral Wheeler's
elisribilitv to a seat in congress will
he held un pending the settlement of
Lis military status.
Lost Part of His Lip.
Madison. Wis.. March 23. Ex-Hoy.
Tavlor. of Cottage J rove, was operated
upon for cancer Tuesday lhe cancer
was on the lower lip and an inch of
flesh was removed. The patient was
under chloroform influence for over an
,.e in snite of his SO years the ex-
governor stood the operation wonder
fully well. Taylor was governor for
the term of 1874- u.
lie Done in
Men in Favor of Free Trade, However,
Seem I'nylelding and to Hold th Bal
ance of Power House Practically Kills
tlie Loud Hill Relating to Second-Class
Mail Matter Secretary ICoot Kxplains
the License to Oredge for Gold at Cape
Washington, March 23. The Repub
lican peace committee of the senate
met after the adjournment of the sen
ate yesterday and practically ratified
the offer of I'oraker in the senate to
separate the house Porto Ilico tariff
bill from the senate governmental bill
and to take a vote on the house meas
ure. Tlie peace committee is willing
that a vote should be taken upon the
house bill as it was passed by that
body, provided it becomes apparent
that it is impolitic to attempt to amend
it; but an effort will be made to as
certain whether the house will consent
to any modification. Some of the Re
publican senators think the bill should
be so changed as to provide for the
continued exemption from duty of the
articles which were exempted by the
president's order. They also find the
house bill deficient In that it fails .to
provide any means of collecting the
duty which it imiioses.
Will Confer with the House.
There will be a conference with
members of the ways and means com
mittee of the house and if the latter
do not discourage amendments these
will be offered. There is, however,
an acknowledged fear that if the bill
is amended in any respect it may be
ditiicult if not impossible to secure its
acceptance by tlie house on a confer
ence report. On this account there
may be no effort to modify the bill. -Position
of Free Trade Senators.
The members of tlie peace commit
tee who favor the house bill express
the opinion that most of the Republi
can free traders will offer their amend
ments to the house bill and then in
case they are vote down accept and
vote for the bill. J he free traue sen
ators claim there is a stronger ue-
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resist the bill as it came
house. It is claimed that there are
eight senators who will not support it
unless amended. These are said to be
1'avis and Nelson, of Minnesota. Well- j
ingtou ot juaryianu. iioar, .uusou, :
Reveridge. Proctor and Simon of Ore-!
Loud Kill Killed for the Session.
After a spirited discussion extending
over three days, the Loud bill relating
to second class mail matter was recom
mitted by the house yesterday to the
committee on postottices. The majori
ty in favor of the motion to recommit
was so tiecisive tnat it is rcgarueu as
unlikely that the measure will appear
again (Hiring in present congress.
lyoiul saiil after the vote was an-
'J Vie vote oil the motion was 14S to SMI,
with sixteen present and not voting.
THOSK CAPK NO 1 K I.ICKNsKS.
S.-crctary Root Aliiitt I hat 1 ney iii rn
Granted, ami Kxplains.
Wasliingioii. March 23. ecretar
Root made a briet statement 10 me
press at tin' war uepai iiiieiu .n-Mnwa.i
in regard to the action of the denart
meut in granting licenses to prospec
tors to dredge the water trout ot t ane
Nome. Alaska, m their search tor gold.
lie admitted that one or two such li
censes hail been lssueo. uui 10 now
he did not remember, as it was in the
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regular routine oi me ici.ihiii-hi-
Tliere were about a
dozen more appli
cations oi me Kiini
on tile, and they
Tlie secretary ex-
will all be grained.
that his authority in tlie mat
based upon the statutes giving
department jurisdiction over
igahlc waters of the t'nitcd
Fmler the law no one could have
done iiiiv dredging on the water trout
of Cape Nome within a three-mile limit
without tlie authority ot the war ue-
partment. I his authority, the secrciary
iaid. had been granted in several m
itan -es. after it was shown that the
purposed dredging of sand would not
interfere with navigation or the ripar
ian rights of owners of adjacent terri
tory. Tlie particular character of the
saiid to be dredged did not enter iuto
tin consideration of the rase at all.
secretary said, further, that any
was privileged to dig for gold in
4 oint-t Out for McKinley.
Washington. March 23. Frank
.Tones, of New Ha niiishire, leader or
the Cranite State Democracy tor a
oiiaiter of a century, and a bosom
friend f ex-President Cleveland iur
ing the hitter's twelve years of politi
cal activitv. who bolted the Chicago
platform in ls'.ic,. has now announced
that he will vote tor McKinley next
Bill for lhe St. Louis Kair.
Washington. March 23. Cockrell in
troduced a bill in the senate yesterday
lor an exixisiiioii ai ri. i.oiuk. hi hum,
to couinieniniorate me i.ouisiaua put-
chase. It appropriates .?.i.inmi,imh to
aid the exposition.
Revenue Cutter for St. Mary's.
Washington. March 23. Corliss
from the committee on commerce, yes
terdav favorably reported to the house
the bill allowing ST-'OKHi for a revenue
cutter on St. Mary's river. Michigan.
Frugal Jacob Lorillard.
New York. March 23. lacob Ijoril
lard, son of Peter Inillard. the mil
lionaire tobacco man. has failed for
f2.o-Jo.tH mi. He still receives an iu
cotu of ..tiot from his father's es
tate and this sum. lie testitieii in a suit
against him was necessary for hissui-
jHirt. Most of the indebtdnoss
owing to his brut her Pierre.'
Counting; Chickens by Anticipation.
Bloemfonteiu, March 22. Iord Rob
erts, while inspecting the naval bri
gade on the plain outside the town,
addressed the men, thanking them for
the excellent work they had done. lie
wished good luck to those who were
about to rejoin ship and expressed the
isope that the others would be present
at the entry lsto Pretoria.
Meeting of the W estern League.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 23. Presi
dent Hit-key has called a meeting of,
the managers of the Western League (
clubs at Omaha March 27, to. adopt a
UAUOHT IN THE VERY ACT.
Young Man Whose Character Was Sop
posed To Be Right.
Spring Valley, Wis., March 23. Ira
C. Holt, who has been one of the most
respected young men In town, a mem
ber of the Congregational church, head
officer in four or live lodges, connuen
tlal bookkeeper In the North Wisconsin
Land company's office, was Tuesday
night caught in the act of robbing the
safe of Tauberg liros., grain and lum
ber dealers. He formerly worked for
Tauberg Bros, and at that time made
a key, and. knowing the combination.
It is charged, has once or twise a week
for the pat year robbed them of small
sums, the total being about $1,000.
Tuesday night after acting as usher
In the church. Holt went to the office,
which he entered, and was caught. In
default of bonds he is in jail at Ells
worth. He is not yet 21. and has spent
nearly all the money, though as hedoes
not drink, smoke, gamble or go in fast
company it is a mystery where it went.
MARRIED TO A COMMONER,
rrincess Sephanle Gives Vp Royal Privi
leges for Frail Love.
Vienna, March 23 Giving up all the
privileges she held by her birth rrin
cess Stephanie yesterday became the
wifeof a commoner, the Count Lonyay.
The wedding took place at Miramar
castle, the court chaplain officiating.
Bishop Mayer, in an address to the
newly wedded couple, dwelt on the fact
that tlie union was one of affection.
The chapel was lavishly decorated with
roses. The couple will spend a few
days at Miramar castle and will then
go to the Riviera.
Count Cbolondewskl. chief marshal
of tlie princess household, and Count
brother of the groom, acted
av. .. . , .
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. 1 1 no..?-.-. iu n milium uit-umai
was served in me castie.-
Attacked by a Ma J Bull.
Fond dn T.ne. Wis.. March 23 The
liml ni.in of .s.-unuel Miller, a farmer
ilY-m!Z three miles from his city, was
terriblv iniui-edafter a desnerate strug
gle with a mad bull. The battle lasted
over half an hour, and. during that
time the man was dragged from one
end of the field to the other while the
enraged animal trampled and rushed
upon him again and again. When
finally rescued the unfortunate man
was bruised and torn from head to
foot, while lie had suffered internal in
luries. He will recover.
TKLLS Aimi T
Witness In the Ccur d'Alene Case Calls
Them Badges of Servitude.
Washington, March 22. A. F. Gill
was tlie chief witness before the Coeur
d'Aleue investigating committee yes
terday. In response to inquiries by
Lentz tin witness told of a visit to the
"bull pen." At that time
a prisoner ;
chanced to put his fingers through a
hole in tlie side of the prison. There
upon, the witness said, a colored sol
dier who was on guard on the outside,
shoved his bayonet at the protruding
fingers, inflicting a bloody wound.
A copy of tlie permit required of
those seeking work in the Coeur
d'Alene district was introduced. It
recited at length facts concerning the
holder, that he was not a member of a
union, and that he took an oath to
obev the law. The witness said ho
had not taken out a permit, regarding
it as a badge of servitude and un
American to require an oath to obey
the law. The witness maintained that
its effect was to blacklist those who did
not take out a permit, and also to set
up an "oligarchy or aristocracy" of
those in control of the permit system.
He said the class of miners had de
teriorated under the system, so that
now women did not take the night
trains, as many drunken men carrying
dirks in their belts were on board.
W. R. Shields, a commercial travel
er, testified to being at St. Regis, Mont.,
some distance from the Coeur d'Alene
trouble, when a miner named Francis
was placed under arrest by soldiers.
Shields said the townspeople stated
that Francis had worked there for
many mouths, including the time of the
riot, but he was nevertheless arrested
and taken to the "pen." The witness
also testified to the harshness of the
Leutz asked that Bartlett Sinclaii
take the stand. Sinclair is the official
appointed by Governor Steuneuberg
to take charge of affairs in the Coeui
d'Alene district, and his name has
been most frequently used in the i
course of the investigation. Chairman;
Hull said Sinclair could not be called t
at this point, and the committee in
dorsed tlie chairman's decision.
Exchanges of Bonds.
Washington. March 22. Yesterday's
receipts of old government bonds for j the restoration of telegraphic com
..vi,,.n.rU f.. now- tier cents amounted mnnlcation with Aliwal North. The
to $l8.5ro.3(Hi. making a total to date
of $105.Sa.30O. Individuals have sent
in $t.olO..SoO. It is stated that the ex
change of bonds is not obligatory on
the part of holders, who have tlie right
to keep their old bonds until they are
due or payable.
Kxtension of a Pension Law-.
Washington, March 22. The house
committee on pensions has practically
decided in favor of extending the pen
sion law of Jan. 3. 1S93, which in
creased the pensions of Mexican war
veterans from $S to $12 per month, so
that it will apply to those pensioned
since tlie date of the act as well as to
these pensioned up to that time.
Ring and Kingdom Harmonize. .
Madrid. Macrh 21. The little king
in spite of the tales of the information
agencies, is not s'u-k. He is as he al-,
ways has been feeble, pale, anaemic. '
"The king and his kingdom are alike."
a former minister, speaking of his
majesty's health, sententkmsly re
marked. Brothers Killed on the Rail.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.. March 23.
John and oJseph Chasmor, brothers,
were struck by the noon train on the
Wisconsin Central while crossing the
track In a buggy near Cadott. Both
were Instantly killed. They were resi
dents of Cadott.
Correspondent Says Negotiations
Are Coin"; On.
Kruger. However, Says the Fight Will lie
Desperate Two ilorr Agents Said to
Have Cone to Itusnia and Carried with
Tiieui All the Trans. aal Secret ArcM.ca
Oerinan Editor Writes m Kemaikab.e
Article About the Boer War.
London, March 22. Several tele
grams have passed between President
Kruger and the British government, in
addition to the Salisbury-Kruger cor
respondence already published. The
foreign office received a dispatch from
Pretoria yesterday. The contents of
these communications cannot be ob
tained. London, March 22. The Cape Town
correstintiilcnt of Tlie l.-iili- M:il tple-
graphing March 2 says: "I have just
. arrived from Bloeinfontein. where 1
I learned that no further movement is
I probable for three weeks, as negotia
I tions are proceeding. 1 failed to ascer
I tain the nature of the negotiations, or
I whether Sir Alfred Miluer's departure
from Cape Town is connected with
j them, but I should not be surprised if
J the war collapsed quickly."
A dispatch to The Daily Mail from
Pretoria, dated March 1! says: "Presi
I dent Kruger returned from Kroon-
stadt yesterday. He says tlie fight in
tlie Free State will be desperate. I
am informed that tlie Transvaal gov
ernment has taken no resolution to de
stroy mines or property as a last re
sort." Recommends Threat of Reprisals.
Winston Churchill, in a dispatch
from Fietermarit.burg. says: -1 think
it may be counted certain that tlie
Transvaal would immediately comply if
threat Britain were to demand equally
fair treatment for all prisoners by a
Threat of reprisals on Transvaal pris
oners." Gone tn Ask Kaiser's Help.
The Caie Town correspondent of
The Morning Post says: "On tlie best
authority I learn that the real object
ive of tlie Fischer-Wolniarans deputa
tion is Russia. 1 also hear that they
have taken away all the secret in-
criminating documents freni Pretoria,
thus makiug it difficult to implicate
Steyn and tlie Bondites."
Boers Bury Soft-'oed Itull et.
Ladysmith. March 22. It has been
ascertained that the accidental remov
el of stones covering some Boer graves
after the tight at Pieters Hill, Feb. 2S,
revealed thousands of split' and soft
nosed bullets. Princess Christian's
hospital train arrived yesterday morn
ing. It was the first train over the
new Colenso bridge. The railroad Is
now oen to Klandslaagte. where a
camp has been established. Draken
berg and Biggarsdorp are closely
watched by the British cavalry.
It-rln Calls Them. Remarkable Rather
Commendatory of John Bull.
Berlin. March 22. The Kreuz Zei
tunz, in a remarkable article dealing
with the South African war, says:
"The war has demonstrated the unan
imity of feeling among the English.
Thev are all standing together through
i . ...
good and evil report ana are compelling
the admiration or the world, it nas
also shown in a most amazing way the
strength of the imperialistic idea, hav
ing done much in welding tlie colonies
into a veritable empire." The article,
however, disapproves tlie plan of Lord
Rolierts to treat the Boers as rebels,
and censures Rudyard Kipling for en
couraging tlie British to deal with them
still more harshly, despite the fact
that England never fought a more gal
It concludes with thedeclaration that
Cecil Rhodes, after his arrival in
Loudon, will decide the fate of the
Boers. .The question of damages for
detaining and searching German ves
sels in South African waters is still
pending between England and Ger
many. The precise amounts to be
awarded to each vessel have not yet
been settled, excepting in the case of
the Hans Wagner, whose owners will
receive 150,mio marks, but the negotia
tions are being carried on in the best
spirit by both sides and will soon come
to a satisfactory end.
Dr. Krummacher and Dr. Schmidt,
military surgeons who have just re
turned from the British camps in
South Africa, speak in commendation
of the sanitary arrangements there.
They deny that dum dum or other tor
turing bullets are used by the British,
and assert that they did not witness a
single instance of actual breach of the
rules of the Red Cross society. They
will make a report to the German
From the coming summer Germany
will iucrease the number of her war
sels stationed abroad from sixteen
to twenty-one. China getting nine in
Ktoart of "six. and the American coasts
oiroa tiisteml of one. Tlie new ar
ra n 111 ell t W ill also involve sending
three warships to South Africa.
Maseru. Basutoland. March 21.
. Everybody in Basutoland rejoices in
j proclamation of. Lord Roberts is ap
narently effective, as the Free Staters
are surrendering to the Basutoland of
ficials. The occupation of Thaba
Ncbn and Rouxville by the British has
produced an excellent impression, con
vincing the Basutos that the authority
of the queen is paramount.
Iowans Kiiiigratlng to Dakota.
Jamestown, N. D., March 21. A spe
cial train on the Northern Pacific, In
two sections, brought in 300 settlers
from Iowa bound for McLean county
and points on the Jamestown and
Northern. All have money and will
be"in farming with all the horses and
machinery necessary. They have been
renting high priced land In Iowa and
have bought land from the Northern
Pacific. Thirty more cars from Iowa
will arrive tomorrow.
Rockefeller's Promise to Wellesley.
Wellesley. Mass., March 21. Presi
dent Caroline Hazard at the close of
the chapel service at Wellesley col
lere j-esterday announced that John
D Rockefeller had promised to give
W'ellesley $100,0to when the college
dett should be raised. The debt is
about $!H,000. By efforts of the alumae
during the last two years, more than
$00,000 has been raised or pledged
toward the Incumbrance.
A. W. Atwood sells hoarhound
TURKISH FIGHTER IS DEAD.: ,
Osman Pasha. Who Gave ths Russians
Trouble at Plevan. ,
Xew York. March 22. A dispatch
from Constantinople announces the
death of Osman Pasha, the hero of
Plevna and the greatest Turkish sol-
dier of recent tunes. He was US year
old. His defense of Plevna against an
overwhelming Russian force in 1S7(J
irave Osman enormous nrestiire. Bv the I
iutrenchuients he caused to be thrown
un he at l i sted for four months the ad- I
ranee of the Russians, who. after los
....... . . '
ing -i,Mrii men, starved the Turks out
by a regular Investment.
Osman Pasha was born at Tog-U, in
Asia Minor, in 1S32. When the sul
tan beard of his deatli he ex--I:iiiued:
"A Hal. is unmerciful. He lias de
prived me el my honest, true friend,
and most inliant supimrter."
Agree t'l Operate l.SCO Miles of Line C ti
de r a Single System.
Weyauwega. Wis., March 22. At a
meeting of independent telephone com
panies held here yesterday it was de
cided to organize a state association
and operate all the toll lines under one
system. At tlie meeting 1.800 miles of
toll line and 5,200 subscribers were rep
resented. Tlie following sixteen companies are
in the association: Rock County Tele
phone company, Barron County Tele
phone company, Jefferson Telephone
company. LaCrnsse Telephone com
pany, La Crosse and Southeastern Tel
ephone company, Monroe Telephone
company, Colma Telephone company.
Portage Telephone company. Wood
County Telephone company. Marshal
field Telephone- company, Wolf River
Telephone company. IMne County Tel
ephone company, Elmira Telephone
company, Walworth County Telephone
company." i nion Telephone company,
Little Wolf River Telephone company.
The association is a combination
against the American company in the
WORK OF A OUTT i vt
jvescues a Man and His Six Children from
New York. March 22. Six lives
were saved by the gallant work of a
young colored man during a fire in
West One Hundred and Thirty-fourth
street yesterday. The man's name is
M. S. Anderson. He detected the tirc
while on his way to work. The flames
had gained considerable headway, and
in a window on tlie second floor stood
a man named Nelson, with his six
little children hovering about him,
their escape having been cut off by
With two passers-by, Anderson ran
Into the building next door, and up to
the third floor. With his two compan
ions holding hisegs, Anderson swung
head downward and, swaying his body
backward and forward, managed to
reaeh the children as they were held
up to him by tlie father. All were
taken out safely in this manner. The
firemen brought tlie other occupants of
tne building down the ladder.
LOCATES SOME BAD CITIZENS.
Warrants Obtained for lhe Arrestof Three
Oshkosh. Wis.. March 21. Fostof
fice Inspector Ralph Bird, of Milwau
kee appeared before Court Commis
sioner Merrill yesterday and secured
warrants for tlie arrest ot Thomas
Farrcll, alis "Old Dad" Flynn; Will
lam G. Harrison, alias "Lefty" Fitz
gerald: James Kelly, alias "Toronto
Jim." The men are charged with rob
bing tlie posfoffice at Berlin. Wis., on
the night of Sept. 28. Mr. Bird says
at Ogdensburg the night before the
Berlin affair and tlie night before that
he says, they robbed tlie posfoffice in
The three men were arrested in Feb
ruary at Prairie du Chieti and taken
to .Tanesville, charged with having
robbed tlie Bank of Milton. The charge
did not hold and the men were dis
charged on Feb. 28. Posfoffice inspec
tors aud a United States marshal were
In .Tanesville to arrest the men, but
they made their escape before the war
rants were secured. Bird has been
working on the case since the .Tanes
ville escape and has located the men
near here. He left yesterday morning to
make the arrest. Tlie men are also
found by the federal grand jury charg
ing them with robbing an Illinois post-
YOUTHFUL COUPLE ESCAPES.
Girl Is but 1H and By Only 17 They Go
Carlinvllle, Ills., March 21. Nellie
Havs, the 10-year-old daughter of
William Hays, tlie leading stockman of
Macoupin county, and Charles Fol
lett. son of N. T. Follett. miller in
charge of the St. Ixniis Milling com-
nanv mills, eloned Sunday night. The
voung woman is a prepossessing blond.
Follett is only 17 years of age. Miss
Hays told her mother that she was
going to church and then to the house
of a friend to spend the evening
Follett met her and they drove to
Girard, ten miles north, putting the rig
in a livery stable. They took the mid
night passenger train for Chicago, and
nothing has been hearu or mem since,
Follett had paid attention to the young
woman and her parents interfered on
account of the youth of both the
Broke Through the Ice and Browned.
nTiltm. ii March 2L Ernest
T.y THE News a week-IOe.
CLARENCE BARROWS VIEW.
Noted Chlcagoan Talks to the Industrial
Chicaso. March 22. Clarence S.
Darrow was a witness before the sub
committee of tlie Industrial commis
sion yesterday. He spoke for the
unions in many respects. He said he
believed they were legal and that their
i actions should be regulated by exist
j ing law and not twisted by injunc
tion. He said he believed men had the
right to strike, and, following this
; statement, came the sharp declaration
j that strikes were war. and should be
j prevented. He suggested that boards
i of arbitration that shall decide b
j tween tlie contentions of capital and
those of labor should be made strong
enough to bring before thein manr
cases which now grow Into strikes be
cause the hoards have little or no au
thority. He attacked tlie doctrines of
John Stuart Mill and other economists
in some of their strictures on labor,
but he said he believed a man had a
right to work for whom lie pleased, re
gardless of union affiliations or the ab
sence of them. When such a man
went to work, said Darrow. the police
should protect him. They should at all
times enforce the laws.
James L. Board was opposed to
unions and believed politics had much
to do with labor troubles every year.
He considered union labor a nuisance.
Bisnow, a walking delegate, de-
dared that the average business agent
of a labor union is personally honest.
: . ii rtt- . . i
ciiwru iij,niui un en oris lowaru cor
ruption, not "out for the coin." He
said the necessities of life had in
creased in value to greater proportion
than labor's wages. I
KLLLEDBYHIS OWN SON.
Man Who Was Alleged To Be Altout to
Stab His Wife.
Chicago. March 22. Bertie Finch,
13 years old. shot and killed his father,
who was in the act of stabbing his
mother Tuesday night. The tragedy
took place in an abandoned depot of
the Wisconsin Central railway, which
stands upon the prairie In Austin, near
Harrison street and Central avenue,
and has been occupied as a home by
the Finch family, in which the boy
was tlie mainstay. A double-barreled,
muzzle-loading shotgun stood in the
corner behind the door.
This the boy grabbed up and leveled
at his father, calmly commanding him
to release his hold on his mother's
throat. He discharged the weapon Just
in time to save his mother's life. The
police of the Thirty-rirst precinct came
to know George Finch well. He was
arrested several times for his brutality
to his wife. The last time he was Bent
to the bridewell was Dee. 1. He was
released Feb. 2. Ills return to the
ramshackle little house ended the in
terim of happiness.
Proposed Statue to Gladstone.
London. March 22. After months of
consideration, the committee having in
- i iiaiK nit- n i i. iiuji - ---t- "
I fjb"Vt,i Mtattio. According to an offi
I cial announcement that has just been
made, the statue will be placed on a
plot of ground west of St. Clement
I lanes church. On a mammoth stone
base there will bo a bronze statue of
Mr. Gladstone in the robes of the chan
cellor of the exchequer, with seated
slatues or groups, also In bronze, at
projecting corners of the base. The
total height of the memorial will be
about thirty-two feet.
Strike of Tin Plate Workers.
Anderson. Ind., March 22. One hun-
died and forty employes in two de
partments of the tin plate works went
on a strike Tuesday. The company un
dertook to remove one foreman to a
lower position. The employes con
strued this as an imposition, and
walked out. The difficulty was referred
to the head officers of the workmen's
organization for adjustment.
Trl-State Drainage Convention.
Fargo. X. D., March 22. A large
delegation from along the Red river
from Winnipeg to Lake Traverse is
here to attend the meeting of the Tri-
State Drainage convention.
Bears are so destructive to cattle in
some parts of Colorado that farmere
are offering rewards of $30 to ?200 for
particularly dangerous beasts.
Miss Filla K. Tlerney has filed suit
for $25,000 against Dr. Theodore C.
Guenther, a German physician, of Chi
cago, for alleged breach of promise to
February was the first month since
lVi in which there was no new moon.
L'ggs are selling for $120 a case and
beef at $1.30 a pound in the Klondike.
Philadelphia has just shipped a car
go containing $1,000,000 worth of agri
cultural implements to Russia.
Although Spain is an agricultural
country, it had to import last year
more tjiau $13,000,000 worth of grain.
A prize of $300 has been offered by
an English book publisher for the first
correct guess of the date on which the
BrUish-Boer treaty of peace will be
A Bohemian shoemaker has Invented
a walking shoe which can be heated
by an electric apparatus in the heel.
The total iopulation of the Philip
pine islands . is estimated at from 8.
000.000 to 10,0OO.0io, made up of three
Because her father married a second
time Emma Troost, IS years old, of
Chicago, committed suicide by drink
ing carbolic acid.
Men on lnith sides of the Carnegie
suit are hobnobbing at Atlantic City,
Sharkey Failed To Be on Time.
Xew York, March 21. Bob Fitzsim
mons appeared at the Delavan House
at 10 o'clock yesterday with his forfeit
of $5.ooo. as agreed on last night Aft
er waiting half an hour, and Sharkey
not appearing, Fitzsimmons said he
declared the tight with Sharkey off.
Martin Julian, representing the Tuck
ahoe club, was present with a certified
check for $5,ooo, offering 07 per cent,
of the gross receipts for the fight.
Fitzsimmons said to Julian that he
would accept this offer and fight any
man Julian would select. Julian asked
Fitzsimmons to name a man. Fitz
simmons named Kid McCoy.
Which Shall Hare the Body?
ntigo. Wis.. March 21. Mrs. James
Springstead, of this city. wtTs notified
recently that the body of her son.
Fred K. Snrinestead. who was killed
near Manila, had arrived in San Fran-
- " - The body Is b San Francisco.
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