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THE NEWS. Kstablshed Not.5,1WI
Till': llhllAUi, Kslabhbbed April 10. lCi. f
REPORTS OF A
Utritish 3Iak' I'roress Towiiid 1
j Kclir viiijr Vp' ikt.
USUAL CATCH Of "MISSING" MEN
: In Spite of t he llunicd i:acuation of
Tfit'ir Position ly l lie ISimts
: i.' .. Not Ilcuty.
. London. April 21. Tl.e war office
lias issued the tonowiug hsi:it li from
y Lord Huberts, dated Blocmfoiltcin,
Monday. Apiil 23. '2:71 p. in.:
'V t r -lav I dispab bed the Elev
enth ilivisjt.ii under General I'elet'a
lew. and two brigades of cavalry n ml-r
(iriPT.'il French, from this point to as
. Mst Cciicral Iinii!c. The fort e reached
' Karricfonteiii without mu h opposi
lion. Tin- list of casualties -riven here
'Includes !' killed, olie iMOlt.l lly Wounded
and 2 wounded and men missiiig.
General Polo-t 'arcw "s mounted infan
try ized I.eenw kop. a high hill a
few niles north of ilu-ir last night's
j I-it ion. The enemy evacuated hur-
rieiiiy, leaving some rules ami ammu-
f II.. ........v' l.ti.
Illlll'Il. eiicini lililiu;c u-puni mui
twenty-live men of the First Worces
ters are missing. Fifty-three were sent
Villi Wood to an outpost after dark,
(iinl only eighteen returned. Their
numbers and names will he reported
tml-iv -i w, 11 t'lim womleil vester-
! -titilo of the KnunKrixenl.
The I'.loemfontein correspondent of
The Standard d-MTibuig the operation
at I.eenw kop. says: "At an early stage
the cavalry came under a heavy tire
from a pompom on a ridge adjoining
Lecinv kop. i'nalile to continue its
march to the soiitlieast, General Hick
Son's brigade fell liack to the north to
:ait the infantry attack. Tlio flank
i iiST movement having failed. General
Pole- 'mivw, with General Stephenson's
brigade, advanced in crescent form
from the south and west with the ol
ject of enveloping the kopjes. Tim
Welsh, Warwickshire, Essex and York
shire regiments advanced in extended
lino, entering the west, while this
Guards brigad.? took up a position t
the sotitl:. with two field lotteries and
naval guns. Sheltered by the rocks tht)
enemy opened a heavy tire from title
and a pompom.
fjytrS Ke Men Iroe Them Out.
"Clue men advanced over the open
ground in splendid style by a succes
sion of short rushes, falling prone
while periling in their volleys. The ap
proach of darkness threatened ot leave
lite isoers in possession, but just hetore
sunset the Essex regiment gallantly
rriiil forwri ril rirul ilrovn the l.-isf
man of the enemy from Paarde kraal.
imhii pur or i.eeuw nop.
'J!" Bloemfoutciu correspondent of
laiiy leiegrapti says: " i lie resist
no of tlu llnpi's .it T.ppnw koo vfis
coiuempui'ie. j-onsiiieriiig iiie sireiigin
of their position. They escaped in an
easterly direction, the Guards failing to
pet quite around them."
lloer lfrt frtkiii Weppiier.
The following is a press dispatch
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JMlOlillt'll MI'll' UfUil, .
'I'.oer Camp. Thahanchu, (. V. S.,
April I'ohert son's lower mill is re
ported to have been captured April 21.
ami it is said that the t'ape Mounted
Kitles have lost during the siege 120
out of r.i m men. The I'.ritish prisoners
defy tin- burghers to capture Colonel
Ialgetty"s camp, even if the I'.ritish
are out reinforced. A surprising num
ber of relatives are fighting on ojt-
posite sides at Wepeller."
Aliwal North. April SX- Colonel Ial
getty's is hoi. ling out at Wcpeiier. It la
reported that all the I'.oers have crossed
- to the north of the Caledon river.
OFFICER SAVED HER LIFE,
ltut tlx IInlnnl AVIio Inl-iiill Her
leitlli A Itfinptfil Sni4-il
,Crand Kapids. Mich.. April 21. The
timely arrival of a policeman saved
Martin VanllofT from killing his wife
but did imt stop him from attempting
Filicide. VanllofT is a furniture work
er ami has been in poor health lately.
It is believed that In- was insane when
without any warning or any cause he
attacked his wife as she was getting
breakfast, and struck her over t he head
with a frying pan.
Her sen. i:.is attracted the officer,
who arrived just as Yanlloff started at
his wife vith a razor. After a scutlle
the man rpiieied down ami the otlieer
turned his attention to the woman,
who had fainted. The husband rushed
to the wood-dn d and cut his own throat
with the razor. He was given prompt
treatment, however, and will probably
I ! Jiot Itelieve In Conspiracy.
Ottawa, I Hit., April 24. The gov
ernment has no evidence of any con
spiracy in the United States at Chica
!'. ..r elsewhere for the miriose of at-
tacking Canada because of its seuding
troops to South Africa. The opinion
Is expressed here that the attempt to
Mow up a Welland canal lock was the
. work of cranks. The local authorities
nave caiiu. nui iut? uooli.i j .taii
' them in the Niaraga district.
Lafayette. I nd., April 24. Andrew
llurklianlt. aged 2S years, was killed
Sunday by falling from a train. He
was caught between the ears and the
station platform and his skull was
Another Didn't-Know-1 i-1Va leaded Case
Minneapolis. April 24. A special to
The Tribune from Crookston, Minn.,
siv5 Mrs. I.. A. I. arson was shot and
killed by her son. ! years old, who was
playing with a rine.
KxlMon Costs Twenty-Three Lives.
Constantinople. April 24. News has
Inst been received from I lev rout. Syria,
to the effect that the Turkish torpedo
boat Schniayi iiev up in tnat naroor.
April 21, resulting in tne loss or twett-ty-tJuee
Kat Infected with riuRue.
Melbourne, Victoria, April 13.
Plague-infected rats have been found
at the Brisbane. Auckland and Mel
Condition of Gov. Tanner.
Springfield, Ills., April 24. (lovernor
Tauner was resting easy yesterday and
yV able to be up part of the time.
Duke of Argyll Is Dead.
London, April 24. George Douglas
Campbell, luk of Argyll, died this
Consolidated Jan. 1,1895.
li, IT THE BUBONIC PLAGUE?
New I nrin of Pneumonia That Is Very Fa
tal at Itutte.
Hutte, Mont., April 24. A strange
malady, which the health board be
lieves is a new form of pneumonia, but
which the panic-stricken people of this
city call a plague, has killed more than
1.-.0 persons since the middle of March.
There are now 2."(i ill with the disease,
which has proved fatal in nearly ev
ery instance. Those who are able are
fleeing from the city. Death ensuoa
within four days after the attack and
in the majority of cases sooner. Many
havi. died In twenty-four hours, and
the average Is within three days.
Dodies of the victims turn black imme
diately after death. Hospitals are
crowded to overtiow-ing. There is a
great lack of nurses, although many
have been brought to Hutte from other
In most instances the lungs are ap
parently the first affected. There arc
frightful pains in the head and great
ditliculty in respiration. Then the
heart Is attacked and death follows
quickly. Most persons In Hutte aro
convinced that the plague was brought
from the Philippines by returning sail
ors. There are JiO.OOO people in Iiutte
and they are In terror of the disease.
MORE WORK FOR UNCLE SAM.
May Have to Intervene In One of the
I.atln American Annuals.
New York. April 24. The capture of
Bocas del Toro and the threatened at
tack on Colon may compel forcible in
tervention by the government of the
United states to preserve the "perfect
neutrality" of the isthmus, guaranteed
by the United States in the treaty of
A treaty exists between the United
States and Colombia, by which. In ex
change for certain concessions made to
the United States, this country guaran
teed "positively and efficaciously" the
"perfect neutrality of the Isthmus of
Panama." and also guaranteed the
rights of sovereignty and property of
the republic of Colombia in and over
the territory of the isthmus as included
within the borders of the department
Sultan Makes a Concession.
Constantinople, April 24. An Im
perial irade has been promulgated au
thorizing the rebuilding of the porperty
of the American missionaries at Khar
put and the construction of an annex
to the Roberts college at Constantino
ple. 'Wheelmen to Ride on Side walks.
Kalamazoo, Mich.. April 24. . ma.-"
meeting of bicyclists was held here to
protest against the enforcement of tho
ordinance prohibiting wheelmen from
riding on the sidewalks. Over 100 par
ticipated in the meeting, and the lead
ers in the movement are prominent
business men. Last night petitions
were presented to the city council ask
ing that wheelmen be allowed to ridfl
on the walks upon the payment of a
license. The matter will probably be
favorably considered by the council, as
there Is a strong sentiment against the
lie Will (Set Off with a Fine.
Sioux City. Ia., April 24. The jury
In the Krnest Meyer murder case ren
dered a verdict of assault with intent
to do great bodily Injury. Meyer
stabbed his brother-in-law, Cris Bauer,
to death Inst March because Bauer in
terfered to prevent him from abusing
his mother-in law. Mrs. Bauer, In a fit
of Intoxication. Liquor was undoubt
edly responsible for the crime and
Meyer claimed to be exceptionally sus
ceptible to It owing to an injury on the
head received some time previously.
His sentence will probably be only a
heavy line. .
I'orte Suhmit to the Powers.
Washington. April 24. Lloyd Gris
com. the united States charge d'affaires
at Constautiponle. has cabled the stato
department that the Turkish minister
for foreign affairs has Informed the am
bassadors that the porte will ont raise
tariffs without previous agreement with
the power. '
Another Massarre'hy Itoxers.
Tien Tsiu. April 24. Members of
the "Boxers" society have massacred
many Chinese Catholics near Pao Ting
I'u. in the province of Pe Chit Li,
southwest of Tien Tsin. The Gorman
gunboat litis has arrived at Taku. The
other foreign vessels have left these
Curoii's He port on India.
Ixmdon, April 24. The viceroy of
India, Lord Curon, wires that the re
cent rain storms have not improved
the situation; that the demands fur
relief are increasing, but that the ar
rangements for relief are equal to the
Itryan Starts for His Home.
Austin. Tex.. April 24. Hon. Will
iam Jennings Bryan left here yester
day for his home in Lincoln to rest
a few days before going on the sum
mer campaign, lie will speak at
Countess Anna's Work lilessed.
Paris, April 24. The salesrooms for
the charity bazaars erected by the
Count and Countess deCastellane were
inaugurated yesterday and blessed by
Cardinal Uichard, the archbishop of
I'oor Show for the Itoer Envoys.
London. April 24. The Vienna cor
respondent of The Times says: "The
Boer peace commissioners will not be
received either at Vienna, Berlin, St.
Petersburg or Borne."
WORD -IMPOSSIBLE" DEFINED.
Illinois Mine Owners Must Employ LI-
rrnied Managers and Examiners.
Springfield, Ills.. April 23. Attorney
General Akin has given an opinion
covering a controverted point in the
mining laws. The laws provide that
licensed mine managers must be em
ployed In every coal mine unless it is
"impossible" to get a license manager.
The operators of many mines who have
refused to pay the scale demanded by
the Mine Managers' association, have
held it "impossible" to get licensed
managers and have substituted other
This action, the attorney-general
holds, Is illegal. The word "impossi
ble." as used In the law, he says,
means exactly what it says, and where
a mine operator can secure the ser
vices of a licensed manager by simply
raising or advancing his salary, he is
not authorized to substitute an un
licensed person for the position.
LAW FOR PORTO RICO
Jo eminent Iesires No Decis
ion of the Question.
SUPREME COURT IS ALSO VERY SHY
Insular Officers Appointed Kcikji t
That Fcnfans Are Active in Can
ada Clark Is Condemned.
Washington, April 24. In the su
preme court yesterday Frederick I.
McKeuney tiled a petition for a writ
of certiorari to the provisional court
of Porto Rico In the case of the mu
nicipaloflicers of the town of Guayaina.
against whom that court has issued
a judgment of ouster on the ground .
that the election in which they claimed
to have been chosen was irregular.
Th proceedings of the provisional
court is attacked as unconstitutional
because of its want of jurisdiction. A
similar motion was tiled by MeKenuey
in the case of Dr. Vasquez, who claims j
to have been a citizen of the Luiteil
States before the acquisition of I'orto
llico. He was sentenced to tine or im
prisonment on the charge of fraud in
connection with the elections of lS'M.
Ooveiniuents Awaiting a IJeclsion.
In this case also the constitutionality
of the provisional court is attacked,
and the point is made that there was
no authority to set up a civil govern
ment in I'orto Kico in the absence of
congressional authority. It Is also con
tended that "after the Pari treaty
Porto Itico became a part of the ter
ritory of the United States, and its in
habitants were entitled to enjoy the
personal rights, privileges and immuni
ties guaranteed by the constitution of
the United States to all persons resi
dent within the territory thereof." The
court has for technical reasons refused
ot pass upon the merits of a case simi
lar to these cases, and the govern
ment will make an effort to have the
court refuse to take recognizance of
Appointments for I'orto Kico.
Among the appointments sent to the
senate yesterday were the following:
J. H. Hollander, of Maryland, to be
treasurer of the Island of I'orto Itico;
John It. Garrison, of the District of
Columbia, to be auditor of the island
of Porto Rico. Hollander is an as
sistant professor at Johns Hopkins
university. General Davis requested
that an expert in questions of taxa
tion be sent to I'orto Rico and Hollan
der was selected upon the strong rec
ommendation of the college authori
ties as a specialist on the subject of
taxation. Garrison, although a native
of Virginia, has been a resident of
Washington since the civil war. and
lias been connected with the treasury
for almost thirty years, most of the
time in the accounting offices. He Is
now in Porto Rico.
WrtlAM) CANAI. OYNAMITEKS.
lSuflalo .rain Handler Completely Ex
onerated Iroin Connection.
Washington. April 24. The result of
the inquiry, so far as it has gone, into
the attempt to wreck the Welland ca
nal lock by the use of dynamite waslaid
before the state department yesterday
in a special telegraphic report from
United States Consular Agent Brush at
Clifton, a town opposite Niaraga Falls
on the Canadian side of the boundary.
The report completely exonerates the
Buffalo grain handlers from all connec
tion with the crime, and strongly inti
mates that the attempt was the work
ing out of a regularly organized con
spiracy among certain persons in the
United States believed to be allliatcd
with the Irish secret associations.
It does not appear that the state de
partment can do anything at this stage
of the matter: though later on. if the
Canadian authorities shall have man
aged to secure the necessary evidence
upon which to base a criminal prosecu
tion of the perpetrators of the crime,
the department will be called upon to
secure the extraditioiiof t he men to Can
ada for punishment, if they shall be
found within the United States. Under
the existing British extradition treaty
it is an extraditable offense to conspire i
in the United States to commit crime!
against pfoin-rty in Canada, so that
the promoters of the scheme may be
called to account.
C 1.4 UK OF MONTANA MI ST GO.
Senate Committee Declares II is Seat Was
llon:;lit anil Is Vacant.
Washington. April 21. Two days'
debate on the right of Quay to a
seat was begun almost immediately
after the senate convened yesterday.
Today at 4 p. m. the case Is to be dis
posed of. The most important happen
ing iu the senate yesterday was the
submission of the report on the Clark
bribery case. The document is sum
marized in a paragraph declaring
Clark's election "null ami void on ac
count of briberies, attempted briberies,
and corrupt practices by his agents,
ami violation of the laws of Montana
defining and punishing crimes against
the elective franchise."
The house entered urmn considera
tion of the postoihee appropriation
bill, and debated the question of pneu
matic tube service all day. A few
unimportant bills were passed.
Cm. Harrison at Washington.
Washington. April 24. Former Pres
ident Harrison yesterday appeared in
the supreme court to request an exten
sion or time in the preparation of the
papers in the certoirari case of O'Brien
vs. Whoelock, involving the contention
over the construction of a levee across
the Spy Carter slough in Carter coun
ty. Ills. Interests amounting to nearly
?2.tM m .oi K are involved. The requested
extension of time was granted.
Organized Labor to Protest.
Indianapolis. April 23. The execu
tive board of the state Federation of
LalKr. which has charge of the affairs
of the federation between sessions of
that organization, will protest against
the passage by congress of the ship
subsidy bill. Secretary J. W. Peters,
of South Bend, has notified the sena
tors and representatives from this state
that the passage of the bill will be dis
tasteful to organized labor. The same
action has been taken in regard to the
Porto Ricar. bill.
Another Strike at the Mines.
Brazil, Ind., April 24. As a conse
quence the operators refusing to
have day men take up bottom coal,
which could not be mined by machine,
the miners In Xa 1 mine, 200 in num
ber, went out on a strike Saturday.
The mine was closed down.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. APRIL
Recent low Law Require Them To Be
Capable of Teaching Music
Fort Dodge, la., April 24. There is
consternation among tne pedagogues
of Iowa because of the recently en
acted law requiring that music be
taught In all public schools of the
6tate. This so-called music bill, which
was passed by both houses of the leg
islature and only awaits the signature
of the governor which Is held certain
to be forthcoming to become a law
requires not only that music be taught,
but also provides that teachers shall be
examined as to their ability to give In
struction in the art.
County superintendents generally
condemn the bill because of the great
inconvenience it promises to occasion.
The law ren litres thflt it shall be the
duty of each county superintendent to
have taught annually in the normal in
stitute the elements of vocal music, j
Sioux City, la.. April 24. The North
western Iowa Teachers' association
closed Saturday afternoon. Sioux City
is likely to be selected as the perma
nent location for the annual meetings, j
The following officers were elected:
President, K. B. Hutton, Ida Grove;
rppnnlinr spcretjirv. Miss Anna Evans. I
Iemars; railroad secretary, to be chosen
by the executive committee.
HAS FASTED FOUR MONTHS.
Young Woman Takes F Tactically Nothing
to Eat in That Time.
Wabash, Ind., April 24. A remarka
ble Instance of fasting Is reported from
Converse, sixteen miles southwest of
this city. Pearl Curry, 18 years old.
Is the young woman affected, and she
keeps house for her father, William
Curry. For four months she has taken
practically no nourishment, claiming
that the sight of food, makes her death
ly sick, and her stomach rejects all
The origin of the trouble dates back
almost a year, when the girl, fearful
that she would grow stout, there being
unmistakable tendencies in that direc
tion, began to take salt, using with It
large quantities of strong vinegar. The
lining of the stomach was destroyed
by the acid, and she can bear nothing,
no matter how light the diet. She
occasionally takes St little lemon and
sugar with a few spoonfuls of water,
but swallows nothing else.
Fell with a Rotten Porch.
Chicago, April 24. With his 1S-months-boy,
Samuel A. Browski, 9002
Green Bay avenue, fell twenty-two
feet Sunday afternoon from a rear
porch. Both received injuries that will
result in death. The father and child
were playing on the porch and chanced
to fall against the balustrade. It was
In a decayed condition and the weight
caused the wood to give way.
Scores on the Hall Fields.
Chicago, April 24. Records on the
base ball field made by League clubs
yesterday were: At Philadelphia
Boston 8, Philadelphia 5: at Cincin
nati Pittsburg G, Cincinnati 0; at St.
American League: At Detroit
Cleveland 8, Detroit 2; at Indianapolis
Buffalo 1, Indianapolis; at Milwau
Residence To IJw n City Hall.
Ypsilanti. Mich.. April 24. Indica
tions are that the Cornwell residence
on Huron street, one of the finest in
the city, will be purchased by the coun
cil and converted Into a city hall. The
question of a city building has long
leen agitated, and the alderman believe
they now have a bargain. The house
could be easily altered to suit the city's
Hush Fires Cost No Lives.
Winnipeg. Man.. April 24. Latest
reports from the scene of the bush fires
near the Minnesota boundary line show
thai there has been no loss of life.
Several lumbering and tie camps were
destroyed, but both men and horses
escaped. The losses to Winnipeg con
tractors in lumber and wood destroyed
will amount to about $100,000.
Welland Canal Will Open on Time.
Port Colborne, Ont., April 24. The
damage done to lock No. 24 by dyna
miters is not serious enough to delay
the opening of the canal.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
The famine in India Is entirely too
extensive for the present relief meas
ures and the misery is Indescribable.
Archbishop Corrigan has sailed for
Kerne and is expected to come back
Michael Cudaby, of Chicago, has
given $50,000 to the Roman Catholic
university at Washington.
John Ilorton, a negro, his wife, and
five children were drowned in the
back waters of Pear river near Jack
eon, Miss., while trying to escape from
Rene Poyen Bellisle, professor of
French at the University of Chicago,
died suddenly and Is believed to have
committed suicide with poison.
Sultan of Morocco has protested
against the French advance to the
oasis of Tuat.
Canadian postal authorities have
named a postotlice in North Victoria
county after General Buller.
London spent $1,500,000 for remov
ing the snow from the streets during
the last winter.
The body of Lewis Clark was found
in Potato lake (Wis.) by drivers. It is
thought that Clark was standing on
logs and was stricken with heart dis
ease. A. P. Cosgrain, supposed to be a
Chicagoan, drowned himself In Foun
tain lake, at Albert Lea, Minn.
Andrew Cordiff, an Ohio farmer, was
about to wed Miss Lucy Cole when he
discovered by accident that she was
Mrs. Charles Smith, of Brownville,
Neb., shot her husband and herself.
The woman probably will die, but the
man may recover.
Five-year-old David Cohen was killed
by an electric car a few yards from
his home at Chicago.
rrtf01?0! the CriDDle Creek dis
trict tor the nrst quarter ot l'JOO is
close to $2,500,000 monthly.
The Marseilles Wrapping Taper com
pany, of Marseilles, Ills., Is being re
organized, and a sale will be made to
a firm to be known as the W. D. Boyce
Paper Mills company. W. D. Boyce,
of Chicago, is president of the new
Free mail delivery Is to be estab
lished at Tortage, Wis.
Warren Given m Civil Post.
Durban, April 24. General Sir Chas.
Warren has been appointed adminis
trator of Bechuanaland. He sailed
Sunday for Cape Town.
COLD LEAD IS FLYING
Itritisli and Iioers (Jetting? Very
Closely "In Touch.'
BURGHERS AEiJ FACING BOTH WAYS
Standing Off the Believing Force and
Currying; on the Siee Brit
ish Policy Stated.
London. April 23. A press dispatch
is received here as follows:
"Walkerstroom, near DeWet's dorp,
April 21. Fighting was continued to
day, mainly with the artillery. The
yeomanry and mounted infantry
pushed forward on the right flank and
were subjected to shelling and a heavy
rifle fire. The Royal Irish rifles cap
tured a Free State flag. The Boers
are well entrenched, and hold their
ground tenaciously. The British
casualties have been light.
Tirahant Fighting the Itoer.
Maseru, r.asutoland. April 23.
General Ilrabaut's advanced guard
reached Bushman's kop Saturday even
ing. The Boers held a strong position
there, with two guns. The engage
ment opened at sunrise, with heavy
rifle fire. At U:30 a. m. cannonading
began and continued for several hours.
General Brabant's forces are on the
plain and have fairly open country all
the way to Wepener. Evidently tho
Boers re-attacked Colonel Dalgety
yesterday. Colonel Dalgety helio
graphs: "All well. Boers fired 300
shells yesterday Saturday without
doing much damage."
Boer Guns Hard at Work.
London, April 23. The following dis
patch is the latest giving news of
Wepener at hand at this writing:
"Maseru, Basutoland, April 21.
Evening Four Boer guns have been
hard at work all day on Colonel Dal
gety's position. The British guns havo
replied at intervals. The 15oers are
divided into three divsions, two being
in positions to repel the relief columns,
the distant roar of whose artillery is
audible. General Brabant's relief
force is reported to be today in the
neighborhood of Bushman's kop, twenty
miles from Wepener. The Basutos are
posted on the border for defensive pur
poses. They are behaving In orderly
fashion, but are showing the most In
tense Interest in the outcome of tho
developments of the next twenty-four
Troops Getting Into Marching Order.
London, April 23. The Bloom fon
tein correspondent of The Daily Tele
graph, in a dispatch dated yesterday,
says: "All the troops are being rapidly
equipped with boots, clothing and oth
er accoutrements. Lord Kitchener is
making various disciplinary changes.
The weather remains fine."
BIILNER ON THE ISKITIS1I TOLICT.
Self-Government, He Intimates, Is What
Will He the Principle.
Cape Town, Sunday, April 23. Sir
Alfred Miluer, replying yesterday to a
deputation Qf the Guild of Loyal Wom
en of South Africa, who are sending
an address to the Queen, said: "An
attempt is being made to confuse men's
minds by saying that in the future
there will be two parties here in South
Africa. Speaking as an imperialist
1 can only say that it is an essential
part of my jKilitical creed that South
Africa should be governed In the in
terest and by the agency of the peo
ple who have made It their home."
He deprecated the Intolerant spirit
and the mania of suspicion now ram
pant, Free Staters Getting RIc h.
Kimberley, April 23. A letter from
Bloemfonteiu says that the Free Stat
ers are coining money out of the Brit
ish occupation. Bread is two shillings
a loaf, sugar two shillings and six
pence per pound, and Swiss milk three
shillings a tin. Other articles are pro
Another Moral Reform IMabollnm.
Slielbyville, Ind., April 23. Masked
men rode to the farm residence of Lot
Barger at night and fired numerous
6hots from revolvers through the
windows of his house, one of whien
took effect in Barger's body and will
cause his death. Barger was a
widower and had been notified
anonymously to discharge Mary
Magee, his housekeeper, which he re
fused to do, hence the assault. The
Magee woman has disappeared.
Hackley's Present to Muskegon.
Muskegon. Mich., April 23. Philan
thropist Charles II. Hackley, at the
Inauguration of the new council, pre
sented the city with a check for $10,
000 for the purpose of paving with
asphalt the streets surrounding Hack
ley square. Four monuments, costing
$25,000, will be unveiled on the square
Memorial day. This brings the amount
of Hackley's gifts to the city up to
nearly half a million dollars.
Says ihe Concern Is Insolvent.
Jackson. Mich., April 23. A bill in
chancery has been filed In the Jackson
circuit court by Grant Fellows, of
Hudson, as attorney for a client who
claims an unpaid loss, asking that a
receiver be appointed to close up the
affairs of the Citizens' Mutual Fire In
surance Co., of Jackson, said to be In
solvent. The hearing is set for April
27. The company was organized in
Woman Selected for Oration.
Frbana, Ills., April 23. The pre
liminary oratorical contest for the
selection of an orator to represent the
University of Illinois in the Inter
collegiate contest, to be held here May
25. took place Friday afternoon. The
decision of the judges was in favor of
Miss Edna Rugg, of Urbana. who
spoke on "Radicalism." W. F. Woods
received honorable mention.
Will Build a Connecting Line.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 23. The
Journal says: A report is m circula
tion that a powerful combination of
eastern eapital has determined tobuild
a connecting line of 100 miles between
the Soo railroad and the Green Bay
and Western line, to furnish a new
lake port for seaboard traffic The
plan, it Is stated, is to build through
Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wau
paca counties to IolaT which Is the
northern terminus of a short branch of
the Green Bay system. From Iola
trains will run to Green Bay, where
elevators will be built to accommodate
the expected increase of business. .
j ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE.
Great Gathering to Discuss Missions Con
venes at New York City. I
New York, April 23. Nearly every'
nation in the world is represented at .
the Ecumenical conference on foreign j
missions which began Its sessions here'
Saturday afternoon, and Carnegie hall, I
which will be the scene of the coufer-
ence until May 1, was crowded to its
, greatest capacity. Ex-President Ben
jamin Harrison occupied the chair as
honorary president at the opening ses
sion, and at night the delegates were
addressed by President William Mc
Kiuley and Governor Roosevelt.
There are representatives present
from every branch of the Christian
church except the Roman Catholic, the
Greek church and that branch of the
Anglican church known as the Society
for the Propagation of the Gospel.
In opening the meeting General
Harrison made a felicitous address
and was followed by Rev. De Judean
Smith, of Boston, aud later addresses
were made by Rev. R. Wardlow
Thompson, of the British delegation;
Rev. A. Schreiber, of Berlin; Rev.
Joseph King, of the Australian delega
tion, and Rev. Dr. Jacob Chamberlain.
Robert A. Speer read the report of the
general committee. Five thousand
persons attended the evening service,
when the features were the addresses
of President McKinley and Governor
Roosevelt. McKinley referred to
Harrison as one of the greatest .states
men of the United States. Most of
the members of the conference
preached Sunday in different local
SULTAN BACKS DOWN.
PROMISES TO PAY OUR CLAIMS.
L'ncle Sam to Take a Hand, It Is Said, In a
European "Concert" on Turk
Constantinople, April 23, The porte
has replied to the American demands,
stating that Turkey will compensate
American missionaries under the same
conditions as in the case of other for
Washington, April 23. Neither Sec
retary Hay nor the Turkish minister
has been advised of the reported ac
tion of the porte in replying to the
American demands. In the absence of
olhcial information, and of the specific
conditions of the reply, officials here
prefer not to discuss the matter, but
express the hope that a satisfactory
and amicable settlement of the differ
ences between the two countries may
Constantinople, April 23. The
United States legation joined the other
embassies In protesting against the in
crease of import duties, the reply to
the notification of the porte asserting
that the United States government ex
pects to be previously consulted" with
regard to any changes. The porte has
not yet replied to the last collective
note, but the changed tone of the
Ottoman officials leads to a belief that
a settlement has been reached in con
formity with the demands of the for
eign representatives. It is now fully
expected that the porte will invite the
embassies to discuss the proposed
There Is the greatest interest In poli
tical circles regarding the attitude of
the United States in the indemnity
claim, and it is believed that the
powers having similar claims will sup
port American action.
WIRE TRUST NOT OVERSTOCKED
Supply of Nails the Only One That Is Any
Anderson. Ind.. April 23. The claim
of the American Steel aud Wire com
pany that there Is an abundance of
wire on baud is contradicted here by
the enforced shutdown of the Shlmer
Fence company, which has been get
ting all of its wire of the Steel and
Wire company. W. S. Poling was at
Chicago Friday and the managers of
the company there said the stock of
wire was alout exhausted and they
had none of the kind used by the fence
Poling was told in the Chicago
office that the company had an over
stock of nails only. Inquiry was made
of other companies and the reports
were that the stocks of wire and
staples were low all over the country.
READY TO TRY COLTsUTTON.
Second of the Michigan Boodle Cases to
Lansing, Mich., April 23. All the
witnesses for the Sutton trial have
been subpenaed and the prosecution
Is ready for the trial, which Is set
for Wednesday. It is not known that
Captain Atkinson, when he visited
Judge Wiest Friday, secured any en
couragement from the judge for a
postponement of the case, as the judge
and his wife left the same night after
the Atkinson interview for a visit to
It is very doubtful, however. If any
postponement Is granted, for, unless
the trial commences next week the
case could not be completed before
the beginning of the May term of court
at Mason and the Judge stated when
the case was set for Wednesday It
must proceed then, whether Steven
son was ready for not.
DEBATE WAS VERyTiYELY.
When It Was Over There Was Much Gore
nd Broken Bonea.
Mountain Grove, Mo., April 23. At a
rural literary debate near here Fri
day night the subject, "Resolved,
That democratic principles are con
trary to the laws of God," was handled
In the affirmative by Wm. Finch in
such a maiier that a negative debater
hurled a chair at Finch's head. The
chair struck one of the judges, dis
lodging three of the latters teeth.
This so enraged the judges that they
closed the contest summarily, giving
the affirmative side the decision. A
general fight ensued, in which one
judge has his nose broken, another
Judge suffered a fractured rib and
two of the negtive debators sustained
Alleged Swindler Captured.
Chicago. April 23. C. O. Charlston.
former member of the Nebraska legis
lature and Justice of the peace In Will
iamsburg county in that state, but who
now lives In Evanston, was arrested on
the charge of having passed worthless
checks. In his arrest the police think
they have the man who by his fashion
able appearance and clever talk has
victimized a number of Chicago people,
and they say he has confessed, giving
the names of several of Lis victims.
VOL. IX, NO. 47.
P10 DEL PILAR IS ALIVE
Filipino CJeneral Sail to Have
lleen Killed Reappears.
VEEY ACTIVE FOR A DEAD MAN
Kneuiy Suffers Very Heavily During
Last Week in Killed and Wounded
Fabian Tactics Adopted.
Manila, April 22, 10:30 a. m. Last
week was one of the bloodiest of the
war since the first day's fighting around
Manila. Authentic reports, mostly of
ficial, show a total of 378 Filipinos
killed. 12 officers and 244 men cap
tured, aud many more wounded. The
number wounded Is hardly guessable.
Considering that the Filipinos entirely
hick hospital facilities a great majori
ty of the wounded will die. Probably
the week's work finished 1,000 insur
gents. The American loss was nine
killed and sixteen wounded. Two ser-
GENERAL PlO DEL TIL
grants and one private were killed in
ambushes while escorting provision
Insurgents Have Been Very Active.
The Insurgents have been aggressive
In almost every province of Luzon.
General Pio del Pilar's baud, number
ing 300, which was out of sight for
three months, the leader being reported
killed, has reappeared in its old field
about San Miguel. Pilar is supposed
to be again in command. He gave the
American garrison at San Miguel, con
sisting of three companies of the Thirty-fifth
Infantry with a Gatling, a
three hours' fight during a night at
tack. The loss of the insurgents In
this engagement Is not included in te
foregoing total, as they removed their
dead and wounded, but presumably It
Enemy Adopts the Tactics of Gomez,
Twenty Filipinos iu the province of
Bataugas attacked Lieutenant Wonde,
who with eight men was scouting near
San Jose. The lieutenant and five men
were wounded aud one private was
killed. Sergeant Ledoius, of the Thirty-fifth
infantry, was badly wounded
in an ambush near Baliuag. Lieuten
ant Balch, of the Thirty-seventh in
fantry, with seventy men, had a five
hours' fight with 400 insurgents In the
Nueva Caceras district. Twenty of
the insurgents were killed. Colonel
Smith, of the Seventeenth infantry,
who captured General Montenegro and
brought him to Manila, Is in the isola
tion hospital suffering from smallpox,
presumably caught from the Filipinos.
Was the Captor of Montenegro.
Colonel Smith's command captured
180 officers aud men with Montenegro.
The officers were brought to Manila.
Montenegro, who was formerly one of
the most dapier officers in the Fili
pino army, looks worn and haggard.
He says he has led a terrible life for
months, and he has offered to return
to the north with Colonel Smith to
endeavor to persuade his former com
rades of the uselessness of opposing
Spanish Prisoners Escape.
One hundred escaped Spanish pris
oners from the province of Tayabas,
south Luzon, have arrived at Manila.
The insurgents have 400 more Span
iards in that district. Recently the Fili
pinos destroyed several rods of the
railroad line near Paniquo, In an un
successful attempt to wreck to train.
He and Czarina Kneel Among the People
Moscow, April 23. During the cele
bration at the Uspenski cathedral of
the Good Friday service, the czar and
czarina and Grand Duke and Grand
Duchess Serge unexpectedly entered
and kneeled among the people.
The czar's taper was extinguished
twice, but he relit it with the taper of
a poor man who was worshipping next
to him. An immense impression has
been caused at Moscow by this un
usual mixing with the crowd.
Scores of the National Game.
Chicago, April 23. Saturday's
League base ball scores were as fol
lows: At Philadelphia Boston 2,
Philadelphia 5; at Brooklyn New
York 2, Brooklyn 5; at St. Louis Pitts
burg 4. St. Louis 3: at Cincinnati
Chicago 3, Cincinnati 4. (Sunday) At
Cincinnati Chicago , Cincinnati 7:
at St. Louis Pittsburg 5, St. Louis G.
American League: At Indianapolis
Cleveland 5, Indianapolis 6; at Kan
sas City Minneapolis 0, Kansas City
1; at Detroit Rain; at Chicago Mil
waukee 5. Chicago 4. (Sunday) At
Kansas City Minneapolis 5, Kansas
City 10: at ' Chicago Milwaukee 3,
Chicago 5; at Detroit Wet grounds.
Iowa Federation of Labor.
Des Moines, la.. April 23. President
O. P. Beebe, of the State Federation of
Labor, has Issued the call for the an
nal meeting of the organization here
May 9. He says that at the same time
he will prefer charges against the Bur
lington federation for its position to
the Titis convict labor bill in the last
legislature. The Burlington oraniza
tion vigorously fought the measure.
The other organizations of the state
were united, and President Beebe
charges that this opposition defeated
British Collegiates Win at Chess.
New York. April 23. Oxford and
Cambridge combined defeated the
American universities Harvard, Co
lumbia and Yale In a cable chess
match, after a two days struggle, by
the score of 4 to !
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