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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. APRIL 27, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 4.
Til K NKWP Estabhed No.5.1Ml. Consolidated Jan. 1.1895.
TUK II EKA LI). Kstablitthed A pr 1 1 10, 1 4. I
BOEIIS AGAIN FLANKED
l:in llainilloii Praised 15y Vlvltl
BUSGHEK3 LOSE A STEONG POSITION
WIiol Plateau oi'Thaba N'Clm Aban
iIoiknI ly KruKPr'sMcii Its Kig
n i lieu nee J nceii V ictorii
London, April '2.1. The war office
publishes t4i following dispatch froui
Lord Rolx-rts. dated !lof mfouteiu
April ;micijI I;tu Vaiiditou yes
tcrdav ilinvf tiit fiK-nty oir a tstrong
position at Israel's jooit Iy a well
rouceived turning movement, which
was admirably c arried out by General
Ridley, - commander of tin? Second
mounted infantry brigade.and General
Smith ! orrieii, commanding the Eight-
eeuth brigade. The troops are today
advancing toward Thalia N'Chu. Our
los.ses were slight, only one yet report
ed Major .Marshall. Graham's Town
mounted rides, severe wound in the
torreMonl-iit Iras t'oiulusions.
The lUoemfoiiteiu correspiiideut of
The Daily Telegraph, under Wednes
day's dale, says: "Our mounted infan
try entered the high mountain plateau
of Thaha NVhu today, almost with
out opposition. As Thaha N'Chu is a
natural fortress this must mean that
the ISoers have practically thrown up
the siMinge in this section of the coun
try. If the force presses on to Lady
brand the whole country south of that
point, and in line with Blocinfoutein.
will be completely in our hands. One
difficulty is that many of the Boers
forming commandoes, immediately on
finding themselves beaten, retreat to
their farms and resume the roles of
Ieaccful citizenship, hiding their ri
fles." ICocrs Sunprrt an Outrage.
The Pretoria correspondent of The
Daily Mail, telegraphing Wednesday
about the explosion of the Boer arsenal
at Johannesburg, by which ten men
were killed and thirty-two injured,
says: "The government inquiry sug
gets that the explosion was a planned
outrage. The explosion occurred in a
house quite separate from the works,
and received a much larger quantity
of nitroglycerine than could have been
fouml on the premises. The factory
will be working again in a fortnight."
Ol KKN IS HACK IN ENGLAND.
felic I Oivrn a Koioitiii; Neml-On" by Thoa
sand as She I.ae Ireland.
Loudon, April 27. Queen Victoria
arrived at Holy Head at 0:30 p. m.
yesterday on her return from Ireland.
As the queen's yacht left the dock at
Klngtown there was a great throng of
people ashore, which clieerrd-in the
most enthusiastic manner as long as
the vessel could hear. I'.efore her de
parture from Dublin the Queen brielty
conversed with the lord mayor and
lady mayoress and expressed her re
gret that she was obliged to leave. Shu
said she had had a most pleasant visit
and intimated that she hocd to be
able to return.
lty lh? Queen's command Karl Ca
dgau, lorad lieutenant of Ireland, ha-i
published the following: "The Queen
is very anxious, before leaving Ire
laud, where she has spent a most agree
able time, to express through the lord
lieutenant to her Irish people how very
much gratified and how deeply touched
Fhe has been by her reception here
during the three weeks the Queen has
spent in this charming place.
"She has been received by all ranks
and creeds with an enthusiasm and af
fection which could not be surpassed.
Each time the Queen came before with
her dead husband they kindly and
warmly welcomed her, but on this oc
casion, after the lapse of thirty-nine
years, her reception equalled that of
previous visits, and she carries away
the most pleasant and most affection
ate memory of the time spent in Ire
land. "The Queen earnestly prays that
good will and harmony may prevail
among all her people and that they
may be happy and prosperous."
The Queen conferred baronetcies up
on the lord mayors of Dublin and Bel
fast, the title of lord mayor on the
mayor of Cork and his successors in
office, and knighthood upon the mayor
of Cork and the mayor of London
derry. Her majesty gave 1.H to lie
distributed among the poor in the Dub
The channel fleet fired a royal salute
s her majesty's yacht anchored at
Holyhead. The town was profusely
decorated and last evening there was a
general illumination of the town and
harbor. The channel lleet proceeded
to Milford Haven. The Queen and her
suite dined alioard the yacht after the
nehorage had been reached. The
will remain on board the vessel until
10:."0 a. m. today, when the party took
a train for Windsor.
llt-utal Treatment of a Lunatic.
Indianapolis, April 27. The police
Wednesday found Edward Kennedy, a
negro, bound hand and foot to a stake
in a shed in his father's home, 1313
Asbury street. The man is demented,
and has been tied to this stake for five
years. His parents say they kept him
tied to keep him from troubling them.
He will be taken to the county In
trmary. o Open saloon at le moinen.
Des Moines. Ia.. April 27. There Is
now every indication that there will be
no more open saloons in Des Moines
this year. Judge Bishop has ruled on
the certiorari application asked by the
anti-saloon people. He holds that the
opponents of the saloons are entitled
to have a hearing at the canvass of the
I-tition and that the court will review
tlie proceedings of the supervisors In
making the canvass.
W.'i ki iet Off Kaally.
New York, April 27. Four indict
ments still remain agaiust Francis II.
Weeks, who in 1V.3 was sentenced to
mx years and six months in Siug Sing
for defrauding estates for which he
was executor out of a sum aggregating
$l.aHl,MHi. Weeks was sentenced on
one of live indictments, ami Assistant
District Attorney Townseiid has tiled
a recommendation for the dismissal of
the four remaiuing indictments. Weeks'
term will expire next mouth.
John Butler tell dead in LaSalle
street, Chicago, after a hemorrhage of
the lungs, -',. ;- .
DENIED BY GOV. TANNER.
Be I Not Playing with Destiny In the
Matter or Ills Illnes.
Springfield, Ills., April 27. Governor
Tanner is gradually improving and
expects to be out of doors again In a
few days. lie hopes to be able to take
a trip to Chicago the latter part of this
week. Dr. L. C. Taylor will accompany
him, and while here the governor will
bave another conference with Dr.
Senn. Dr. Senn will perform the pro
posed operation, and it Is possible be
will desire that the patient be under
his direct care for several days after
ward. In that event the operation may
have to be performed in Chicago. How
ever, Governor Tanner will return here
before the operation is performed.
The governor takes exceptions to the
story published In Chicago that be
would not undergo the oieration until
after the state convention. In making
a denial the governor gave out the
following statement: "I would not play
with destiny In that manner. The ad
visability of an operation and the time
for making It, in case one is decided
upon, will be Intrusted absolutely to
the physicians in charge of my case."
In speaking of the contemplated op
eration upon the governor. Dr. L. O.
Taylor said: "It is needless to say that
the attending physicians could hardly
afford to be influenced by nnythlngoth
er than the governor's physical wel
fare, and in advising conservative
treatment do not regard the Feoria
convention as a factor to be consid
ered. No detinite time has been fixed
for the operation, which will depend
upon the symptoms and the governor s
HULL, ONT., IS LAID IN ASHES.
Ottawa AIm Badly Scorched Twelve
Thousand People Have
Ottawa, Ont., April 27. The city of
Hull began burning at noon yesterday
and all that remained at 8:30 p. m.
was a small corner in the east end of
the city and that, too, was burning.
There are a few houss standing in the
suburbs of the burned city. Hull was
a population of about 12,000 people,
and more than half of them are home
less. The entire business part of the
city including the court house, post
office, public buildings and newspaper
offices Is one mass of ruins. The pop
ulation is almost entirely composed of
people who work in the mills or derive
their business from those works. The
fire crossed the Ottawa river in the
afternoon, took hold among the lumber
piles on the brink of the river and ex
tended to the lumber yards and mills.
-The result is that the whole of that
part of Ottawa known astheChaudiere
flats, surrounding the Canadian Pa
cirie railway station, where the lumber
mills are al llocated, is tire-swept. The
only building standing in the whole
area is that of the Ottawa carbide fac
tory, which is newly erected and fire
proof. On the Ottawa side of the river
there is a larger area covered by fire
than on the Hull side. It is estimated
the numlier of people homeless in the
two cities and suburban towns Is ont
less than 12U00, and it may reach 13,
000. The government has given the drill
hall and the city the large exhibition
buildings to accommodate the suffer
ers. All the institutions in the city
which have any accommodation at all
alive lent a hand to aid the distressed.
The only Industry left standing In Hull
is the Ooulmer & Houston lumber mill.
The large Roman Catholic cathedral is
stl standing at his writing, but the
flames are surrounding it. Nothing can
be done to stop the fire. It will burn
itself out to the water's edge.
It una Around the Diamond.
Chicago, April 27. League base
ball scores in yesterday's games were
as follows: At New York Boston 10,
New York 10 darkness; at Philadel
phia Brooklyn 7, Philadelphia 11; at
Pittsburg Cincinnati 12, Pittsburg 11;
at St. Louis Chicago 11, St. Louis 8.
American League: At Cleveland
Indianapolis 4, Cleveland 5; at Buffalo
Detroit 2, Buffalo 3; at Kansas City
Milwaukee 8. Kansas City 1.
Forest Fires In Wisconsin.
noughton, Mich., April 27. Forest
fires are burning between Nestorla and
Saxon, Wis., along the line of the
South Shore railway, the most nu
merous being between Siduaw and
Lake Gogebic, where trains are rarely
out of sight of the flames. The fires
so far have not done great damage,
not having reached the best tract of
uncut timber, but should the dry weath
er continue for another week, heavy
damage will be done and several small
Indicted for Grand Larceny.
Elmira, N. Y., April 27. Frank E.
Bundy, ex-city chamberlain and the
defeated candidate for mayor on the
Democratic ticket in the spring charter
election, has been Indicted for grand
larceny in the first degree, and em
bezzlement and falsifying the cit-v
books. Bundy's bail has been increased
from $10,000 to $20,000. It Is now
thought that the report of the expert
accountants examining his books will
show a shortage of about $100,000.
Death of an Old Resident.
Decatur, Ills., April 2G. Dr. n. C.
Johns, one of the oldest and most prom
inent residents of the city, died at his
home in Decatur Sunday night, aged
81 years. He had been widely known
as a physician, soldier, politician, farm
er and stock raiser.
Looking for Two Iliad Boys.
Racine. Wis., April 20. Waukesha
Industrial school officers and the Ra
cine police are looking for Mox Neff
and Jo Mottit. who escaped from the
school. Neff is well known to the po
lice, having been arrested on charge
of obtaining a large amount of fire
works at Milwaukee and aftewards be
ing arrested on charge of stealing bi
cycles. His home is Milwaukee. Moflit
is frota Beloit. '
Mo Danger of Flood at Portage.
Portage, Wis., April 20. The great
danger from the flood at this ioint has
passed. The water is now receding,
having fallen about ten Inches as
shown by the government gauge at
the canal locks. A vast volume of
water Is still pouring through the
crevasse; south of the city and is find
ing Its way Into the Fox river between
the lower locks of the canal and Swan
ON SEVENTH BALLOT!
Interesting Coincidence at the
DTJEBIN IS CHOSEN FOB THE LEADEE
Gains the Victory on the Same Ballot
That Made Mount the Nona
ineo in IS OH. .
Indianapolis, April 27. After a con
test that lasted from 1) a. m. till 3 p. m.
yesterday Colonel V. T. Durbin, of
Anderson, was nominated for governor
by the Republican state convention.
The first ballot showed that Durbin
and Griffiths were close leaders, and
. . .. i:....t n
mat iue outer lour uuuui
gate, Haggard, Posey and Dodge
were classed by themselves. The suc
ceeding ballots steadily narrowed the
margins until the seventh ballot was
reached, when Durbin and Griffiths
had the field to themselves. As the
ballot closed it was seen that Durbin
had won and Griffiths moved to make
the voteuuanimous. It is a coincidence
that at the last Republican state con
vention Governor Mount received the
nomination on the seventh ballot.
Darhin's Brief Speech of Thanks.
Colonel Durbin made a brief speech
of thanks, in which he said: "This
convention has conferred honors upon
me not my due. While I have been a
humble worker in the ranks of the
party, I did it without expectation of
reward. I say to you frankly I did not
start my name for this place; neither
did I encourage it when it was started;
but after I gave my consent I did do
my liest to succeed. I give this con
vention all the gratitude of niy heart."
Ticket That Was Nominated.
The complete ticket is as follows:
For governor. Colonel W. T. Durbin;
lieutenant governor, Newton W. Gil
bert, of Augola; secretary of state,
U. H. Hunt, of Winchester: auditor of
state, W. H. Hart, of Frankfort; treas
urer of state, Leopold Levy, of Hunt
ington; attorney general, W. L. Taylor,
of Indianapolis; superintendent of pub
lic instruction, F. L. Jones, of Tipton;
judge of the supreme court, Fourth
district, Leander J. Moi.ks, of Win
chester. The last six of these were
nominated by acclamation in each case.
Did Not Need Revenue Stamp.
The only time that a serious squab
ble threatened the convention was dur
ing the nomination for reporter of the
supreme court. The Marion county
d -.-legation vote was challenged and
the roll called. One member endeavored
to vote a proxy, but it was challenged
on the ground that it was illegal be
cause it did not boar a icvenue stamp.
Excitement quickly started and. a rul
ing from the chair was called for. Act
ing Chairman Watson ruled that the
absence of a revenue stamp did not in
validate th proxy and that it could
be voted. After a time order was re
stored and the balloting proceeded.
The reason that Hanly aid not preside
was that he is suffering from a severe
OTIIF.B STATE CONVENTIONS.
Massachusetts Republicans nn.l Alabama
Democrats Line I p.
Boston, April 27. 'the Republican
state convention to choose delegates
and alternates-at-large to the national
convention was called to order in Music
hall shortly after noon yesterday by
A. II. Goeting. chairman of the state
committee. The entire proceedings
were of the perfunctory sort, as all of
the work was mapped out before the
call to order. Early in the session the
platform was adopted as reported, and
contains no features not to be fuond
in any standard Republican declara
tion this year. The delegates-at-large
are Senator Ijodge; Samuel W. M-Call,
of Winchester; William B. Pluukett,
of Adams, and Walter Clifford, of New
Bedford. Representative Dolliver, of
Iowa, made a brief speech to the con
vention before adjournment.
Montgomery. Ala., April 27. The
Democratic state convention, which
closed here yesterday, adopted a Bryan
and free silver platform, and nom
inated the following ticket: For gov
ernor, W. .1. Sam ford; secretary of
state. Robert P. McDavid: attorney
general, Charles G. Brown: superinten
dent of public instruction. J. W. Aber
crombie; treasurer. J. Craig Smith;
auditor, W. H. Matthews; commission
er of agriculture, R. B. Poole.
Temperance Reformer Arrested.
Chicago. April 27. 1 W. Jones, sec
retary of the Englewood Law ami Or
der League, was arrested at the in
stance of A. W. Swanson. a saloon
keeper, who says that, in order to con
vict him of selling liquor to minors,
Jones engaged boy detectives, whom
he sent to the saloon to drink that they
might appear in court and testify
against him. Jones takes his arrest
coolly and says it may settle the ques
tion of such methods of prosecuting
Youn? I'rcachers Graduated.
Holland, Mich.. April 27. Com
mencement exercises of the Western
Theological seminary were held
Wednesday evening in the Third Re
formed church. Following are names
of graduating class to ministry: E.
Aeilts, N. Btier, Jacob Brummel. Geo.
E. Cook. B. De Jonge. John De Jongh,
B. D. Dykstra. G. Kooiker. II. P.
Schurnian. Jacob Vandermeulen, Jr.
Seorca on the Ball Field.
Chicago, April 20. Following are
the scores at base bail made by league
clubs yesterday: At St. Louis Chica
go 2. St. Ixiuis 5; at Cincinnati ritts
burg 8, Cincinnati 0; at New York
Boston 9, New York, 8; at Philadel
phia Brooklyn G, Philadelphia 4.
American league: At Detroit Cleve
land 4, Detroit 11; at Indianapolis
Buffalo 2. Indianapolis 9; at Kansas
Citv Milwaukee 2. Kansas City 4.
Rivals in Love Fight wsth Pistols.
Huntington. W. Va., April 27. At
Maybury, MeDowc Aounty, John Has
brook was killed wfiile in an alterca
tion with Walter Sweet man. Both
men used revolvers, but Swcelman
proved the better marksman. They
had a falling out last Sunday evening
over a young woman whom both loved
and thi due! was the result. They were
Murdered by Highwaymen.
Willesbarre. Ta., April 23. Andrew
Stubis. of Pittson, was murdered lat
at night while resisting two highway
men who rifled his pockets of every
thing of value, .
MRS IQTTRIDGE ACQTJITTJED.
Woman Who Accidentally Shot Rufua
Wright at Chicago.
Chicago, April 27. Mrs. Louise Lott
rldge Is again free. The coroner's Jury
after only a few minutes' deliberation
exonerated the woman from all blame
In connection with the shooting of Ru
fus Wright, the wealthy tire manufac
turer, who died at the Leland hotel
April 15. Edward J. Howard, Wright's
bosom friend, told of the conversa
tion he held with Wright after the
"I was alone with Mr. Wright," he
said, "and Impressed on him the fact
that he was seriously wounded. I told
him we were alone and if he had any
thing to confide In me, anything In his
interest or the Interests of Justice, to
tell me then and there. Mr. Wright
Bald to me: "Give my love to my wife
and tell her it was an accident." He
then gave me some money for his fam
ily, in all the conversation 1 had with
i him he persistently refused to talk
- hootlnir bevoml t
ohn t tho shrmtinir hevond the linrn
! .tniimAtit Oiat It arfia apnWlnntfil "
IN PIETY HILL SOCIETY
There I Much Interest In a $35,000
Detroit, April 27. A declaration was
filed Wednesday in the suppressed
breach-of-promise case of Alice J.
Reauine, daughter of Charles Reaume,
against Harold T. Finney, son of the
late ex-Alderman Finney. Miss Reau
me asks for $23,000. Finney is one of
the proprietors of the Alvin E. Holt
& Co.. pharmacy.
Nearly eight years ago, according to
Miss Reaume s story, related to he;
attorneys, the young lady, then less
than 22 years of age, became intimate
ly acquainted with Harold T. Finney.
She says he proposed to her June 10,
Both Miss Reaume and Finney move
in the best society of Piety hill, the
center of Detroit's 400. and the case
has created a stir of the first magni
Gold Mines Right In Town.
Victoria, B. C, April 27. A new
placer mining field, reputed richer than
the Klondike, is described in glowing
terms by residents of ictoria colony,
Australia, in letters just received by
friends here. The auriferous territory
is near Wedderburn, less than three
score miles from Melbourne. It was
roughly prospected without material
results years ago. Recently John Boyd
recorded an alluvial claim and began
work within the town limits of Wed
derburn. He had just sunk two feet.
when he 6truck a nugget weighing sixty-one
ounces, worth 240.
All That Is Left or the Church.
Muskegon, Mich., April 27. This
city is very much worked up over the
burning of the Immanuel Holland Re
formed church last Friday, and a re
ward has been offered for information
that will lead to the capture of the
firebugs. The only thing that was
saved was one leaf out of the large
Bible, an illustrated picture of the
stoning of Stephen with these words
written underneath. "Lord forgive
them their sins." The edges are burned
and charred, but the picture is unin
jured, and will 'be framed as a sou
venir of the tire.
Gone to Talk Classification.
Des Moines. Ia., April 27. The Iowa
board of railway commissioners left
Tuesday evening for St. Louis, where
they met yesterday with the commis
sioners of Missouri and Illinois to dis
cuss uniform classification. It Is un
derstood by Iowa shippers that the
railroads want the classification of ag
ricultural implements advanced by
agreement of the roads, which is op
posed by the manufacturers and ship
pers. The Iowa board members indi
cate they will take no final action until
after full hearings In this state.
Trouble for Kansas Mine Owners,
Pittsburg. Kas., April 27. President
Mitchell, of Indianapolis, of the Unit
ed Mine Workers of America, and
Thomas Lewis, vice president of that
organization, are expected here within
a day or two and will. It is said, en
deavor to force the coal operators of
Kansas to grant the union scale of
wages and eight hours. The men at
Yale and Fleming, it is stated, will Im
mediately ask for the $1 per ton sched
ule, an increase of 10 cents, and If it
is not paid, will .quit work at once.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Philip D. Armour visited the Chi
cago stock yards yesterday for the first
time in nearly two years.
Winston Churchill, war correspond
ent, may be nominated for parliament
from Manchester to succeeed the new
Duke of Argyll.
King Oscar of Sweden and Norway
has offered to Assistant Secretary
Meiklejohn the decoration of Chevalier
of the Sword.
The anti-tuberculosis congress has
opened at Naples with large attend
ance. A. S. Hallidie, inventor of the first
cable car system In the United States,
is dead at San Francisco, aged 73.
Germany has thirty-six fewer bicy
cle factories than it had last year.
Colombian revolutionists are said to
hold the city of Cartagena.
Fire which stared in a Philadelphia
paper spool factory spread to adjoin
ing property ad did $250,000 damage.
Frank Meyers, charged at Chicago
with being head of an "arson com
pany," confessed to burning a house
for $35. The owner and tenant admit
they hired him.
Fireman Olaf Swanson, of Chicago,
truck 19, stopped a runaway horse,
saving a dozen children from possible
death or injury.
Duke de Arcos, Spanish minister to
the United States, will visit the Grand
Army encampment In August.
Five thousand laundry employes of
Paris have struck for higher wages.
A company has been formed to con
solidate and build railway lines in
Burglars Blow m, Safe.
Bowling Green. O., April 2G Bur
glars blew open the Jerecki Supply
company's safe at Rudolph Tuesday
nlht snenrlnir 1 OflO ln
- u lun-Ks, some -
valuable papers and a small amount'
in money. They made their escape on '
a hand-car, which they abandoned
near North Baltimore. The work was
evidently gone py professionals.
Wisconsla Congressional Nomination.
Milwaukee, April 25. Samuel S.
Barney was renominated for congress j
by the Fifth congressional district Be-'
That lartj'l folds Conventions
In Several States. .
PENNSYLVANIA, INDIANA, OHIO,
And Also iii Wisconsin, to Nominate
Delegates to Philadelphia and
Candidate for State Otlices.
Harrisburg, Pa., April 20. The Re
publican state convention, which was
held in this city yesterday, cordially in
dorsed the administration of President
McKinley and instructed the delegates
to the national convention at Philadel
phia to support his candidacy for re-
nomination. The convention also de
clared In favor of the election of Unit
ed States senators in the same manner
that state officers are elected; Indorsed
Senator Penrose, the administration of
Governor Stone and other state offi
cials, and pledged its "hearty and cor
dial support" of Colonel M. S. Quay
for re-election to the United States
senate. The convention also nominated
Senator F. B. Hardenbergh. of Wayne
county, for auditor general, and Galu
sha A. Grow, of Susquehanna county.
and Robert E. Foerderer, of Philadel
phia, for congressmen at large. The
indorsement of Colonel Quay was op
posed by Senator William Flinn. of
Pittsburg, the leader of the anti-Quay
Republicans in the last legislature.
. Flynn Offers Three Resolutions.
Flyinn explained that he was In sym
pathy with the platform in exerything
except this plank and moved that it be
stricken out. His motion was defeat
ed and the platform was adopted as re
ported from committee. Flinn offered
three resolutions prepared by Quay's
opponents. The first was read without
creating much comment. The other two
were greeted with Jeers and hisses to
that not a dozen delegates knew what
th clerk was reading. The first two
resolutions referred to the prevalence
of election frauds and made the pen
alty ont less than ten years imprison-
ment and disfranchisement. The third
favored the election of United tSates
senators by the people. The three
Flinn resolutions were ont considered
by the committee. While the latter was
in session the names of twenty-eight
district presidential electors were an
Quay a Delegate-at-Large.
As delegates-at-large. Senator Quay,
ex-Senator Charles A. Porter and
James Elverson, of Philadelphia; B. W,
Green, of Emporium; ex-Representa
tive John II. Leisenrlng, of Wilkes
barre; Representative William ConnelL
of Scranton; State Chairman Frank
Reeder, of Easton, and J. B. Steele, of
Westmoreland, were unanimously
RFPl'BLICANS OF INDIANA
Pnt In the First Day Adopting a Platform
and Getting Into Shape.
Indianapolis, April 20. The Repub
lican state convention held its first
session yesterday. The morning was
devoted to district meetings. The con
vention was called to order at 2 p.
m., in Tomlinson hall, and J. Frank
Hanly, of Lafayette, presided. The
adoption of the platform was the first
business before the convention. The
document had been worked into shape
by the committee that had been fram
ing it for a couple of days and was
adopted without a hitch.
It indorses the administration of
President McKinley and pledges the
hearty support of the Republican party
of Indiana to his renomination and re
election; declaring for the establish
ment of the authority of the United
States against armed resisteuce in our
insular possession, then to replace mili
tary by civil administration; Indorses
the policy and course of the adminis
tration and the legislation by congress
In respect to our newly-acquired pos
sessions; favors legislation authoriz
ing elasticity in our currency for the
benefit of producers and relief of the
commerce of the people; favor such
additional legislation, lioth state and
national, as shall establish the com
plete legal control over all trusts with
full power to dissove them and mete
out punishment to those who seek to
destroy honest competition; reaffirms
belief in reciprocity and protection to
American labor and home Industries;
recognizes a debt of gratitude to the
soldiers and sailors of the late war
with Spain and In the Philippine isl
ands; recommend the early construc
tion of the Nicaraguan canal under
the Immediate direction and exclusive
control of the United States govern
ment, and favors the enactment and
enforcement of laws against the im
portation of foreign labor. The plat
form also Indorse the administration of
McKinley and Hanna Triumph.
Columbus. O., April 20. The ticket
nominated by the Republicans here
yesterday was as follows: Secretary
of state, Lewis C. Laylin; supreme
judge, John A. Shauck; board of public
works, Charles A. Goddard; state
school commissioner, L. D. Bonebrake;
dairy and food commissioner, J. E.
Blackburn; presidential electors-at-large,
Colonel Myron T. Herrlck and
General W. P. Orr; delegates-at-large
Senator Joseph B. Fo raker, Governor
George K. Nash, General Charles Dick,
General Charles Grosvenor. Alternates-at-large
Hon. Charles Foster, Hon.
Myron O. Norris, Hon. W. C. Brown,
George A. Myers. It was a McKinley
and Hanna convention and its plat
form Indorsed everything done from its
inauguration by the McKinley adminis
tration, and favored the suppression of
BADGER STATE REPUBLICANS.
Names of the Men Selected to Speak for
the State at Philadelphia.
Milwaukee, April 20. The Republic
an state convention yesterday, which
was held at tne uaviason tneatre in
this city, elected the following delegates-at-large
to the Republican na
tional convention at Philadelphia: Jo
seph B. Treat, of Monroe; II. August
Leudtke. of Milwaukee: Isaac Stephen
son, of Marinette: James II. Stout, of
Menomonle. The alternates respective
ly are: C n. Baxter, of Lancaster; A.
J. Frame, of Waukesha; John L. Er
dell, of Madison; N. C. Foster, of Eau
Claire. Presidential electors at large
were nominatd as follows: Atley Pe
terson, of Crawford county; A. G.
Welssert, of Milwaukee county.
In addition the convention ratified
the selection of delegates to the nation
al convention and presidential electors
as named by tne different congression
al districts. The convention was char
acterized by harmony throughout. Res
olutions indorsing both the national
and state administrations went through
and were unanimously adopted. J. B.
Treat, chairman of the state central
committee, opened the convention by
introducing James G. Monaban, of
Darlington, as temporary chairman.
On taking the gavel Monahan was en
thusiastically cheered. The temporary
organization was made permanent later.
MYERS DRAWS A DARK PICTURE. Z
Country Fast Racing to Destruction and
Assassination Ahead of Bryan.
Wichita, Kas.. April 26. Allen O.
Myers, of Ohio, responding to a toast
at the banquet of the Sunflower League
of Kansas, following William J. Bry
an, created a sensation by his utter
ances. Bryan did not finish his speech
until after 1 a. m. yesterday. Myers
drew a dark picture. The country was
fast racing to destruction, said he, and
Mark Hanna, William McKinley and
Great Britain were driving it. Then
suddenly turning toward Bryan, the
"You may be elected, sir, by a million
majority, but they will not permit you
to take the presidential chair. Look
at the fate of William GoebeL Men
whose pastime is bribery find la mur
der an amusement Ohio was bought
in 1890, the country was bought; it will
be bought again 1900, and Mark Han
na's reward for it is a seat in the
United States senate."
The masses of the country would
continue to permit the encroachments
of the classes, concluded Myera, until
finally too late for a' restoration of
rights by the ballot. Then the sword
and gun, violence, revolution a new
order of things.
PRISONER SHOT ANDEJLLED.
He Was Trying to Escape and Would Not
Halt When Ordered.
Green Bay, Wis., April 26. William
Douglas, an inmate of the state re
formatory near this city, was shot and
killed while trying to escape late
Tuesday afternoon. It was Just at the
end of the day's work as the prisoners
were returning for roll calL Young
Douglas thought he saw an opportunity
to get away and made a dash for lib
erty. lie was called upon to halt by the
guard, and failing to do so, was fired
upon, the ball entering his back. He
lived about half an hour. Douglas was
about 22 years of age; was sentenced
here from West Superior for burglary.
Douglas was an assumed name for the
man shot. He belonged to a good fam
ily in Chicago.
BOUND TO HAVE THAT CHECK.
But Will Get Neither Check Nor Man It
Saginaw, Mich., April 26. The time
worn adage that the course of true love
never runs smooth has another firm be
liever in the person of Mrs. Henrietta
i. Clark, a Chesaning widow 5S years
of age. Last Saturday she came to this
city in search of a Ixtharlo t2 years
old, to whom she had plighted her faith
and agreed to marry, named Charles
Lyon. Lyon, it appears, had been
boarding with Mrs. Clark at Chesaning
for several weeks, having come to that
place about two months ago from New
York state, where. It is alleged, he re
cently sold a large dairy farm for $29,
Lyon askedMrs. Clark to become his
wife, and when she accepted his suit
he promised to make her a present of a
check for $2,000 upon their wedding
day. On Monday last be came to the
county clerk's office and took out a
marriage license and returned to Che
saning to chiiin his bride. Mrs. Clark,
however, refused to marry Lyon until
he gave her the $2,000 check, whereup
on he said he would come to this city
and buy a New Y'ork draft for that
amount and return to his lady love.
Mrs. Clark has seen nothing of Lyon
or the check since, and she has asked
County Clerk Crofoot to cancel the li
CONDITION OF GOV. TANNER.
Wants the Operation Postponed Until Aft
er the State Convention.
Springfield, Ills., April 2G. Governor
Tanner's health Is slightly Improved,
but the current story here is that be
declines to be operated on until after
the Republican state convention. The
governor wants, above everything else.
to go to the convention at Peoria a week
hence. It will be his last appearance
In state politics for a long time, at
least. He wants the operation post
poned until that is out of the way, be
cause he feels sure that he could not
recover from the operation in time to
go to Peoria.
His physicians are working now to
get him strong enough to make the Pe
oria trip, although they advise strongly
against it and the family has tried to
restrain him, but up to date they have
been unable to swerve him from his
declaration to go at all hazards. Both
his family and his physicians are fear
ful of the results if the governor does
go to Peoria, and they are not quite
at ease about the probable effects of
the operation decided on. He is, it is
said, living entirely on liquid food, and
not much of that.
ONLY ONE NEW PLAQUE CASE.
Encouraging Report from Surgeon Car
luichael at Honolulu.
Washington, April 25. The surgeon
general of the marine hospital service
has received a report from Surgeon
Carmichael, in charge at Honolulu,
under date of April 9. He says that
since his report of March 31 one new
case of plague has been discovered.
The victim was a white girl and the
case was fatal. The prospects. Dr.
Carmichael says, are encouraging.
Only one detention camp was open;
there were two convalescents at the
pesthouse, but no other cases. No new
cases had been reported from the oth
er islands. Surgeon Carmichael denies
the report that there had been a barge
number of deaths from plague on tb
island of KalauhuL Recent deaths
there resulted from other causes. No
general crusade has been begun against
the rats, which spread the plague, but
a bounty of 23 cents has been offered.
and professional rat-catcher appointed
by the board of health.
Contests a Township Election.
Sycamore, Ills., April 2G. Petition
was filed yesterday in the circuit court
to contest the township election held
here April 3 by William Snyder, who
alleges gross irregularities by judges
and clerks. Snyder was declared de
feated by five votes for collector. Sny
der declares In his bill that the judges
Illegally threw out indiscriminately
three votes and burned them. 1
DALGETY IS RELIEVED
Boers Pull Away From Wepener
and Trek For Lad brand.
BEABANT FIRST INTO THE TOWN.
Poors Reoocupy Boehof, the British
lletlring Short Range in an Ar
tillery Duel at Warrenton.
London, April 20. It Is officially an
nounced that Wepener has been re
lieved. The war office has issued the
following from Lord Roberts, dated
Bloemfonteln. April 23, 3:23 p. in.:
"The enemy retired from In front of
Wepener last night and this morning
fled northeastward along the Lady
brand road. Their number was be
tween 4,000 5.00O." The relief of Col
onel Dalgety was accomplished by
A special dispatch from Pretoria,
dated Tuesday, says that the Boers
have reoecupied Boshof, the British
Close Work with Artillery.
Warrenton, April 23, Night. The
Boers having become emboldened
shelled the village and the British
trenches, and it became necessary to
give them a lesson and to ascertain
their strength. Monday night Colonel
Paget placed several guns on the river
bank under cover of tnedarkuess, with
in 1.000 yards of the oBer trenches
across the river. The horses and car
riages were withdrawn beyond range,
and at daybrenk the British opened a
heavy bombardment with shrapnel and
lyddite. The Boers were taken com
pletely by surprise, but they replied
with five guns, including a 40-pounder,
and a heavy rifle fire was opened at
the same time. The duel continued
many hours, the Boers finally evacuat
ing the position with, it is believed,
considerable loss. There were no cas
ualties on the British side. During
the evening the guns were safely with
drawn. DELAYED NEWS FROM THE BOERS.
Story of a Fight That Took Place a Week
Ago, Burghers Winning.
DeWefs Dorp, Orange Free State,
April 21. When General DeWefs
scouts announced Thursday evening
that General Kelly-Kenny's and Gen
eral Bundle's colmun were advancing
on DeWet's dorp he ordered "up sad
dle" and moved with the FIcksburg
commando and Generals Cronje, Oli
vier and Wessels to Intercept their
march. This was uccessful Friday
morning. The British occupied the
grassy bills at Taljard's farm, and De
Wet those immediately southwest of
DeWets dorp, facing the British.
Cronje delayed occupying an Important
hiss, which the British took at nooon.
At 9. o'clock yesterday rifle firing
comEie.ii'tvi briskly. The BrltUh Lad
made trenches and had thrown up
schauzes. At 11 o'clock the Free State
cannon and Maxim guns opened Are
and the former constantly dropped
shells Into the British camp. Darkness
stopped the fighting until 11 p. m.,
when the Bethlehem men on the ex
treme right heard some British in their
immediate vicinity and opened fire.
Their commandant stepped out into
the darkness and discovered a
wounded man and fifteen British, who
declared they had lost their way while
searching for water. At daybreak
thirteen more British strayed into
In the morning the British started
an outflanking movement. General
Dewet immediately dispatched Gen
eral Wessels with three cannon to head
off the British, and the latter, having
no cannon, were forced to return to
camp, 'me British camp was ob
served at sunset to be hastily packing
up, and was subsequently removed be
hind the hills, the troops in the
scbanzes firing volley after volley to
distract attention from the camp,
which was seriously damaged by the
Free State shells. The prisoners de
clared tho British numbered 23,000
The Boerl loss during the two days
was three killed and twelve wounded.
The British loss is unknown, but
where their right flank was driven
back today a number of dead were
left on the field. General Kelly-Kenny's
left was beaten back yesterday
and his right today.
London, April 26. The war office
has issued Lord Roberts' list of the
casualties prior to the occupation of
De Wet's dorp, showing that Captain
Denny, of the Thirteenth Huaaars, was
killed and that a captain, two lieuten
ants and twenty-two men were
Trouble with Marble Cutters.
St. Paul, April 26. Trouble with th
local marble cutters' union will pre
vent the library board from moving
the books Into the new building for an
Indefinite time. The Bohn Manufac
turing company, which bad the con
tract for the interior finish. Las not
conformed to the union's rules, es
pecially the eight-hour day, and the
marble cutters refuse to work on he
marble wainscoting. If the difficulty
can be adjusted, the setting of marble
will continue, but not otherwise.
GIRL WHO HAS COOL NERVE.
Saves Her Life by an Application of
Strength and Bravery.
English, Ind., April 20. While Anna
M. Brown, a school girl, was returning
home from shopping on Saturday even
Lag, and was crossing the railway '
trestle over Little Blue river, she was
In danger of being overtaken by a
train at a point where the trestle is
seventy-five feet high.
Although scarcely 14 years old, with
great presence of mind, she swung her
self from the end of the ties and clung
fast until the train passed. The en
gineer saw her danger and stopped
in time to be of assistance in rescuing
her. It Is the third time that women
have saved themselves ia this way on
New Dignity for Fife.
London, April 26. The Gazette con
tains the notification that the Queen
has granted to the Duke of Fife (son-in-law
of the Prince of Wales) the
dignitaries of an earl and duke of the
United Kingdom, under the titles of
Earl of Mae Duff and Duke of Fife,
with the remainder in default of " a
male heir to the elder surviving daugh
ter, and successively to the male heirs
of the daughters by his wife, the
Princess Louise of Wales, thus prac
tically precluding the extinction of the
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