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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. MAY 8, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 51.
TIIK SEWS. Estublahed Nov.. 191. ... 'consolidated Jan. 1. 1895.
It. tlKKALU. Ktnlli8liea Aprii 1U. low. -
CASE OF M TO ONE.
AriioI lU-tweeii Roberts
ami the Itu rollers.
ONE C0NTINU0U3 FLANKING MOVE
British Drive the Boers Out of Four
Snj man lieiMirtcd to Iefiire to liaise
the Siege of Mal'ekiJij? lor Fear
ol" Being Cut Oir-Ociu-Iuiioii
V:irr.ntoii ColoIlV. May 8.
The Boers have been driven out of
Fourteen Streams ami tin? British are
now encamped on Hie north bank of
the Vaal river. (
loiKloti. .May N. The Ixmrenzo Mar
ques corros'oiileiit of The Times says: j
"Commandant Snyuiau is so alarmed '
at the prospect of having his retreat
cut oft' that he has appealed for per- j
mission to ret ire north ward from Mafe
kiu to intercept Colonel l'luiuer."
Loudon. May S. The following
press dispatch is printed here: ,
'Sinahleel, May f.. The movement
tiiat culminated in t lie rapture of Wlu
burg and Sinahleel was part of a great
general movement extending from Gen
eral Hunter on the west to General
Bundle on the west. Lord Huberts'
admirable strategy result d in placing''
very where live British to one Boer.
Out of what appeared the inextricable,
confusion of divisions and brigades or- J
der was quickly evolved and the Boers
were compelled to meet Lord Roberts
under unfavorable conditions. What ia
more important is that the British are
now able to wait. Their front and'
strong positions are safe iu the knowl-
eiltce that their flanking columns Will
advance and outliauk the Boers.
Itoer Lone Forty in Dead.
"Yesterday the Boers, held a really
strong; position, troni which earlier iu
the campaign they could only have!
Ireeii forced by hard lighting. General'
Hamilton's arrival at Winburg, a I-
though not directly out Hanking th
Boers, made their position extremely
utifonif rtable. General Hutton's move
ment on the left was even more suc
cessful than at first imagined. Forty
Boers were killed. The march today
Tes short, but General I'ole-Carew's
division marched fifty-eight miles in
four days. General Tucker's division
is marchimr on our left today and Gen
eral Maxwell's brigade will be able to
cross the river before night.
Kvery Farm I a Fort.
'Lord Huberts has been very strict
In his examination of the farms, with
the result of disclosing the fact that
nearly every house Is a miniature arse
nal. Mansers. Martinis and abuntar
ammunition being found. If these had
not been discovered 4h canny would bit
leavingin its rear the material In arm
ami men for a dangerous move for the
inhabitants. All along the railroad cul
verts, wherever of any size, have been
utterly destroyed, but the engineers
hope to make a detour in some cases
and in others they will fill up the gaps.
Three of the four spans of the Vet
river bridge have been utterly destroy
ed, and it will be necessary to make
a temporary line down the river bed.
as at the Modder. Heports have been
heard this afternoon showing that more
culverts and bridges are being de
Maffkinir I'preei but Determined.
London. May S. Lady Sarah Wilson
wires from Mafeking. under date of
April 22 as follows: "The situation Is
unchanged, but is as determined as
ever to deprive the Boers of a crown
ing triumph on the western border. A
case of whisky realized $."40 at a raf
fle, and a pound of flour was sold at
auction for two guineas."
That Now Kroceedinc at the General Con
ference of Methodists.
Chicago, May S. The work of the
Methodist general conference Is car
ried on by committees principally just
now. Yesterday the committee on
episcopacy began active work on the
questions referred to it by the confer
ence. Chairman Buckley was author
ized to appoint sub-committees ou teu
ure of oilice, missionary bishops, dis
tricting of bishops, episcopal residences
and general reference.
There are twenty or more avowed
candidates for the office of bishop, but
It is not likely that more than five
additions to the present board of epis
copacy will be made. The members
of the committee on temporal economy
listened to the reading of a mass of
memorials and resolutions suggesting
changes in the management of church
affairs. These were referred to sub-com
mittees without being discussed. The
committee on temperance listened to
the reading of several memorials and
referred thorn to sub-committees.
Smallpox In a I'osto ftlce.
Springfield. Ills.. May 8. Dr. Egan,
' secretary of the state lioard of health,
has received a message from Van
dalia, stating that smallimx was prev
alent In the home of the postmaster
at Clarksville. and asking if the su
pervisors should close the postotUee.
o Competition the I'olicy.
Berlin, May 8. The reicbstag adopt
ed yesterday a resolution forbidding
subsidized steamers to convey to Ger
man, Belgian and Dutch ports agri
cultural products which compete with
German agriculture, except tobacco,
bees wax, skins, hides and wool.
Dividends for a Hank's Creditors.
Washington, May S. The comp
troller of the currency has declared a
dividend of 1 ter cent. In favor of the
creditors of the Indianapolis National
bank, of Indianapolis.
CUnese Officiutn Raise Trouble.
Shanghai, May S. A premeditated
attack was made upon two camps of
the Wei Hal Wei boundary commission
May 5: Major Penrose and four men
of the ChinestTegiment was repulsed
with the loss of thirty men killed. The
disturbances are due to Chinese offi
cials working on the credulity of the
Went Mad Ilrooding Over Looses.
Anderson, Ind., May 8. Henry Ris
er, 50 years old. recently lost great
wealth, and he has brooded over his
loss until he is Insane. Now he is a
raving maniac, In JaiL
TURNPIKES AEE LOWER,.
In All Probability. Since the Mob Has
. Been at Work.
' Delphi, Ind.. May 8. A petition
signed by 100 residents of Washington
and Carrolton townships have been
filed with the commissioners, asking
j the board to buy that part of the
Michigan gravei roau now owneu uy
the Logansport and Burlington Turn
pike company. This Is the road on
which two bridges were recently de
stroyed, and a toll house was wrecked
by dynamite and fire, and over which
theproposed Logansport and Indianapo
lis electric line will run. An effort was
made to buy the road six years ago,
but the price demanded by the com
pany at that time was considered too
Should the company still refuse to
sell it is feared that more of their
property will be destroyed, as the peo
ple are very much exasperated. The
company owns nine miles, and It Is un
derstood that the price demanded is
$5,utX) per mile. While the county Is
not likely to set a price, it would prob
ably not be willing to pay over one
half of that amount.
SEEMS TO BE -RECEPTIVE."
I'oiition of W. IC Kurt with Referent to a
Rare for Congress.
Saginaw, Mich., May S. Notwith
standing the statement of Hon. Well
ington' H. Burt that "at Jhe present
time I have no idea of running for the
oltice of -congressman or for any other
ottice." the fact that he has not abso
lutely said that he would refuse to
make the run if nominated gives hopes
to the Democratic leaders here that he
can be induced to accept if tendered
and the strongest influence will be
used to bring that about.
When asked if he would accept the
nomination if tendered. Mr. Burt said:
"I am not a candidate for it. Further
than that I cannot say, for that's all
there is of it." The close friends of
Hurt are inclined to the belief that If
tendered the nomination unanimously
he would not decline to make the run
although It is conceded he is not a
candidate In the sense of seeking the
Struck by Lightning and Killed.
Fort Dodge, la.. May S. One of the
worst rain and thunder storms known
in years occurred here Saturday night,
and reports of damage to property and
losses of live stock are coming from all
points. A. T. Emmons, a prominent
farmer, living south of Mauson, la.,
was struck by lightning and Instantly
killed. The large residence of H. M.
Wright in this city was struck by
lightning and the building wrecked.
The inmates escaped uninjured.
Smallpox at Marshalltown.
Marshalltown. Ia., May 8. Tho
smalIiox situation here has grown so
serious that all the churches, schools,
theatres and clubs have been closed
and al Ipubllc gatherings prohibited.
Most of the cases are light, but several
are severe. The first death from the
disease occurred here Saturday night.
The local loard of health has adopted
stringent measures and expects thave
the disease under control In a short
ItarelT Kseaped with Their Lives.
Fond du Lae, Wis., May 8. Mr.
and Mrs. James Burns, residing on
Johnson street, figured In an exciting
runaway Sunday afternoon and miracu
lously escaped with their lives. A team
ran away with them and threw both
out. Burns being picked up unconscious
with a factured skull, necessitating an
operation. Mrs. Burns was unhurt, ex
Shine;leaud Tie Mill HurnM.
Manistique, Mich.. May 8. The shin
gle and tie mill, owned and operated
by Pankratz brothers at Hunts' spur,
twenty miles east of here, was de
stroyed by fire. The loss Is estimated
Plumbers' Demand at LaCrosse.
LaCrosse, Wis., May 8. The jour
neymen plumliers of this city havt
made a demand for an eight-hour day,
instead of nine, with the same pay
as now received.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
The American flag was raised for
mally at I'ago Pago, Tutuila, April 17.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond celebrated
her 9tth birthday anniverssary at her
home in Viroqua, Wis.
Three persons were killed and many
injured by a railway collision near
It Is rumored that A. P. Wilder, edi
tor of the Wisconsin State Journal, of
Madison, will buy H. A. Taylor's stock
in the paper and assume full owner
ship. Polish societies of Chicago celebrated
the anniversary of th eadoption of the
Attorney T. C. Richmond, of Madi
son, Wis., has offered a prize of $30
to the State university students for the
best paper on the financial question.
Mrs. Adeline McNally, 02 years old,
of 1312 Page street. San Francisco,
fainted in a bath tub and was drowned.
Two persons were killed and three
Injured in several small cyclones in
A plot has been discovered to blow
up one of the electric lighting plants of
the Paris exposition.
Some unknown person stole W. O.
Field's $1,000 St. Bernard dog. Baby
Napoleon, from the North Shore hotel
Governor Hodgson and a small gar
rison at Kumassi, W'est Africa, are
hemmed in by 10,000 Ashantis.
Bruno Anderson, aged 8, was run
over and killed by a Chicago oil wagon
Kepersentatlve Littlefleld, of Maine,
Is the son of a Free. Will Baptist cler-
Japan has cotton mills with nearly
1.000,000 spindles and employing 25.00C
Miss Winter, governess of the young
j children of the crown prince of Rou-
niania, rormeriy naa cuarge or tne eu
ucatlon of Queen Wilhelmina of Hot
land. Call for a District Convention.
Neenah, Wis., May 7. Captain J.
N. Stone, editor of The Daily Times,
and chairman of the Sixth Wisconsin
district Democratic congressional com
mittee, has issued a call for the con
vention to meet In Neenah, Wis., June
5, at 1 p. m.
Costly Fire at StT Louis.
St. Louis, May 7. The Mississippi
Valley Hay Storage company and the
lumber yard of the oIIfner-Lothman
Manufacturing company, located at
Branch and Second streets, were de
stroyed by fire Saturday night. The
total loss Is estimated at $350,000.
Name 3Iost Mention for Bryan's
CHAIRMAN BUTLES NOT OBJECTING
Family Delegation at Cincinnati
Comment on the Barker and
Sioux Falls., S. D., May 8. The del
egates to the People's party convention
who have already arrived spent yester
day In informal conferences and In vis
iting' the tent in which the convention
Is to be held. It was at first Intended
to utilize the city's Auditorium build
ing for convention purposes, but the
prospective attendance grew so rapid
ly that it was found necessary to se
cure larger quarters. Accordingly an
enormous tent under which 8,000 or
10,000 people can be seated was se
cured and it is rapidly being put in
shape for the reception of the large
throng that is expected to occupy it.
The speakers' platform Is almost com
pleted and a substantial floor Is being
laid. The meetiiir nlace tirouiises to
j be very comfortable.
Vice President Is the Issue.
The principal talk jesterday was
about the policy to 1h pursued In the
selection of a vice presidential candi
date. By those already present tliers
Is manifested quite a noticeable friend
ship for Hon. Charles A. Towue, the
Silver Republican leader of Minnesota,
but there are some who contend that
the honor should go to a Populist. Sen
ator Butler is among those who are be
lieved to favor Tow tie. In an interview
he said: "We are going to be liberal
with the other parties who are co-operating
with us on general lines. In
1S!M we took Bryan after he had been
nominated by the Democrats, aud we
stood loyally by him to the end of the
I'opillHts To lie Fir tThls Year.
"This year the People's party isgoing
to be the first party to put him In the
field and so far as I have been able to
discover there is very general disposi
tion towards going even father, If need
be, and selecting a candidate for the
vice presidency who will be acceptable
to the Silver Republicans. Of course,
in the short time I have been here I
have not been able to see a great many
members of the party, but those whom
I have seen are perfectly united upon
the proposition that all ruust.be dooi
that is possible to do to secure absolute
harmony among Populists, Democrats
and Silver Republicans in the support
of Mr. Bryan, and I believe the party
will be found equal to the surrender of
both nominees In order to secure this
Declines to DTseus Cincinnati.
The senator refused to give any ex
pression of opinion concerning the Pop
ulists who are to bold their convention
in Cincinnati, further than to say
"they represent nobody but themselves,
and need not be dignified by a refer
ence to them." Secretary Edgartou
spoke more freely concerning the bolt,
which he explained originated at the
Lincoln meeting of the national com
mittee last February. "In reality." he
said, "only one member of that com
mitttee walked out of the meeting, and
he was accompanied by only four prox
ies. These with a few other rejected
proxies, called the Cincinnati conven
tion." FAMILY PAR1Y AT CINCINNATI
In Which the Man Carries the lluby and
the Woman Talks Polities.
Cincinnati. May 8. The delegates
to the middle-of-the-road Populist na
tional convention who were here yes
terday spent the time in informal
conferences. Even the business of the
National Reform Press association was
informal. There are very many pub
lishers of Populist weekly pa iters pres
ent. The line is drawn in favor of the
middle-of-the-roaders on membership,
as well as for the officers. It is ex
pected that much literature will be cir
culated against fusion. Mrs. Luna K.
Kelli. of Hartwell, Mo., editor of The
Prairie Home, is here as a delegate to
the Reform Press association, as well
as a delegate to the national conven
tion. Her husband is a farmer and is
also a delegate. He carries their balte
most of the time, while Mrs. Kelli par
ticipates actively in the lobby discus
sions. The women who a' re present
are pressing a suffrage resolution with
all their might.
General Wharton Barker, the most
prominent candidate for president, is
scheduled to arrive today. His sou,
Redman Barker arrived yesterday aud
was busy denying the reports that the
Barker men would bolt if Barker was
not nominated. About one-fourth of
the .75 delegates are instructed for
Barker. Then it is claimed by some
that Barker aud Donnelly have been
nominated on the "Initiative and refer
endum plan." They were named at
the convention here two years ago so
far as "the initiative" is concerned,
but It is stated that "the referendum"
returns to Barker in the west.
Eugene V. Debs will not promise to
accept. Among the other names men
tioned to head the ticket are Jerome
Kirley, of Texas: ex-Representative
Howard, of Alabama: and Colonel
Frank Burkett. of Mississippi. Among
the lobby orators last night was W. S.
Morgan, better known as "Tobe Spll
kins. of Bony Fork." Members of the
reception committee meet delegates at
the station, but they have no music.
The national executive committee had
an executive session yesterday.
Pope Appoint a Itishop.
Washington, May 7. Formal notice
was received at the papal legation here
Saturday of the apitointment of Very
Rev. Benjamin Keiley. D.D., as bishop
of Savannah, Ga.
Declared Infected with the Plague.
The Hague, May 7. Port Said and
Djeddah have been officially declared
Infected with the plague.
Gone to Thresh Texas Wheat.
Sibley, Ia., May 7. A gayly decorated
special train containing thirty-six new
threshing machines, the last one being
In operation, was an attraction on the
Omaha line Saturday. The train is
billed for Texas and her wheat fields.
The Jt ff ies O trbett Fight.
New York, May 7. It has been set
tled that the heavyweight contest be
tween Jim Jeffries and James J. Cor
bett will be decided at the Seaside
Sporting club. Coney Island, next Fri
i my nil
THUG MAKES A HOT DEFENSE.
When Attacked by Officer Who Want
Biw for HihUr.
Cleveland, May 8. A desperate bat
tle took place yesterday between a
rqnad of policecen and a colored man
suspected of being the burglar who
Sunday night shot and killed Patrol
man John Shlpp. The murderer, after
killing the officer, made his escape.
Yesterday the police traced the suspect
to a house at the corner of Central
avenue and Greenwood street, and aft
er surrounding the place called upon
the man to surrender. He, however,
opened an upstairs window and de
liberately began firing on the officers
with two revolvers. The police re
turned the fire.
Suddenly the burglar jumped from a
second story window at some distance
from where the officers were standing
and started down an alley, turning
frequently to fire at the blue coats as
he ran. He finally escaped, although
the officers are confident that he was
wounded. Several of the policemen
had their hats and clothing punctured
by bullets, but none was Injured.
AGUINALDO APPEARS AGAIN.
tald to Head a Force with San Tina la
Chicago, May S. The latest news
from Manila published here and dated .
yesterday Is to the effect that Aguln
aldo is at the head of a considerable
force In North Luzon among the moun-
tains, with General Tlno as first in
command under him. General loung
has asked for reinforcements from
General MaeArthur, now in command
Two more of our soldiers were killed
and five wounded in the rout of a band
of Filipinos between Legaspl and
RIago by company P, Forty-Seventh
volunteers, April 13. Two rebel at
tacks on the American garrisons in the
Visayan islands, recently, have re
sulted In the killing of 280 of the en
emy and the wounding of two Ameri
cans. BECAUSE GATES DIDN'T GO
Ltirectors Seilg-maa and Straus Decline to
New oYrk, May 8. "We have re
signed from the directory of the Amer
ican Steel and Wire company because
John W. Gates did not at today's meet
ing retire from the management of the
company, as we had been given to un
derstand he would do." That Is the
statement in brief made by Henry W.
Seligman and Frederick W. Strauss
yesterday afternoon. They add that it
was Impossible for them to force Gates'
resignation and that it was impossible
for them to continue on the directory
of the company when Gates was In
He Prayed, but Ia Dead.
Wabash, Ind.. May 8. Rev. David
Houser, of Hartford township, Adams
county. Is dead under strange circum
stances. For the last six months
Houser had an abscess in bis side, and
when his friends advised him to con
sult a physician he refused, claiming
that he could be cured by prayer. He
continued to grow worse, but never
lost faith In the efficacy of his sup.
plications, and he continued to appeal
to the Almighty until It was too late
for medical aid to save him.
The Strike at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 8. The second
week of the strike of trades unions
shows no particluar change in the sit
uation. About 10.000 are still unem
ployed. The labor troubles are not
affecting the work on the hall for the
national Republican convention, as
was feared. All the carpenters, sixty,
live iu nu miter, are at work. This Is
a strike of the Allied Trades council
to force the carpenters union to pro
scribe non-union men.
Dally Base Ball Record.
Chicago, May 8. Following are the
scores at base ball made by League
clubs yesterday: At Brooklyn Phila
delphia 9, Brooklyn 13; at Pittsburg
Chicago 4, Pittsburg 6; at Boston
New York 11. Boston 18; at St. Louis
Cincinnati game called account of
American League: At Cleveland
Buffalo 7, Cleveland 5; at Detroit In
dianapolis 11, Detroit 2; at Kansas City
Going Into an Anti-Saloon War.
Sioux City, . Ia., May 8. Serious
trouble threatens here again as a result
of the organization at a mass meeting
called by ministers of a branch of the
Anti-Saloon League by H. H. Abrams.
head of the league In Des Moines. The
city has been for years wide open and
an attempt to force the provision of
the Martin liquor law regarding screens
and back doors will be met by violent
Loral Chautauqua. Organized.
Grayviile, Ills., May 8. The Grav
ville Chautauqua assembly has been
reorganized by the election of the fol
lowing officers: President, R. W. Jen
nings; secretary, W. J. Seil; treasurer,
II. L. Reynolds. The second annual
session will be held Aug. 2 to 9 this
year. A tine programme has been ar
ranged, considerable of the talent hav
ing been secured from Chicago.
Caught In the Act by Woman.
Watertown. Wis., May 8. A tramp
was caught while robbing the safe lu!
the Junction hotel Sunday. The safe'
had been left open for a few momenta '
and the thief entered the building and
was abstracting the cash, about $300,
when he was discovered by Mrs.
Bathorn. wife of" the proprietor. She '
caught the man and held him until her
Engineer Acquitted of Blame.
Detroit. May 7. Engineer Thomas
M. Thompson was Saturday acquitted
of the charge of manslaughter by will
ful neglect of duty In connection with
the explosion of the boiler in the De
troit Journal building Nov. 5. 1893,
which caused the death of thirty-seven
Gen. Weaver Denies a Story.
Chicago, May 7. General James A.
Weaver, of Iowa, was in Chicago yes
terday on his way to Sioux Falls to
attend the national Populist conven
tion. Asked about-the statement at
tributed to him whita at Inilinn., i ;.s
recently, that, in case of the election 1
ui orjao, ne eipecieu a caDinet port
folio, he said in effect that it was a
lie out of whole cloth.
Yale-California Track Meet.
New Haven. Conn. fav T Tho
dual track athletic meet between Yale
and the University of California Sat
urday resulted In a well-earned victory
frtr ViiIa with fiitrht f)f-ata an1 Ana 1. !
to her credit. The visitors took three
events and tied In another.
Jioberts and His Army Have Re
gun In Dead Earnest.
BATTLES OF DAILY OCCUBRENOE.
Hutton Crosses the Vet in the Face of
Charge ou the Boers in Which They
Left Their Dead on the Field
Both Barton and Hamil
ton Are Engaged.
London, May 7. The war office has
published the following dispatch from
Lord Roberts, dated Yet river. May 5,
7:15 p. m.:
"I marched here today with Pole-
Carew's division. Headquarters and
Wavell's brigade, of the Seventh di
vision, are two miles in the rear. Max
well's brigade, of the same division, is
the same distance to our right. The en
emy are in considerable strength on the
opposite bank of the river. Our guns
engaged theirs for some three hours
without our being able to force a
passage of the river, but shortly be
fore dusk the mounted lufautry under
General Hutton turned the enemy's
right, and In a very dashing manner
pushed across the river under heavy
ihell and musketry tire.
Boers Leave Their Dead for Once.
"We are now bivouacking for the
night within three miles of Yet river.
Our casualties, I hope, are not numer
ous. Hamilton was in action yester
day and succeeded iu preventing a
junction of two Boer forces by a well
executed movement by some of the
Household cavalry, the Twelfth lancers
and Kitchener s Horse, who charged a
body of the enemy and Inflicted serious
loss. The enemy tied, leaving their
dead on the tield and their wounded to
be attended by our doctors. Macdon
aid's Highland brigade dislodged the
enemy on the right flank under cover
of the naval guns, lu which operation
the Black Watch distinguished them
selves and were very skillfully led."
Hamilton and Hunter Engaged.
"Hamilton was advancing this morn
ing to a difficult drift over the Klein
oet river. Hunter reports that Barton's
brigade was heavily engaged this morn
ing two miles north of Ruidam Root
dan. The enemy's position was quite
four miles long and strongly held. He
states that our men marched magnifi
cently and carried ridge after ridge in
grand style. Casualties in this force,
in Hamilton's and Hunter's will be re
ported as soon as possible.
Boers Charged with Brutality.
"Captain Miller, who was taken pris
oner near Thaba N'Chu. has been sent
to Bundle's camp by the enemy with
a severe wound in the abdomen. Bra
bant reports that one sergeant and
three men were captured on May 2
while on patrol, and that one of them,
who had been brutally Ill-treated and
left for dead by the Boers, was found
the following day. Lieutenant Lilley,
Victoria mounted rifles, reported miss
ing, was found at Brandfort danger
ously wounded and has been most
carefully attended by the Netherlands
fiABI IS AN IRRECONCILEABLE.
Does Not Know Any Reason for American
Inspection of Cuban Forests.
Santiago de Cuba, May 7. Colonel
Whiteside, commanding the depart
ment ofSan tiago and Puerto Principe,
has returned frim his first inspection
of the southern portion of his depart
ment. From Manzanillo Colonel White
side went by ambulnce to Bayamo, the
historic old ruins founded In 1521, once
a city of 30,000 people, now inhabited
by probably 6,000 persons, and gar
risoned by one troop of the Tenth cav
alry. General Rabi lives near Bayamo. His
record as a tighter Is brilliant, and he
has steadfastly refused all offers of
position and profit under the American
government. This is so unusual that
he is regarded a sa really dangerous
man. The position of "inspector of for
ests," with a high .salary and no duties,
was offered him, but he declined with
dignity and thanks. He says the for
ests belong to the Cubans and he sees
no reason for any American. Inspection
New Way to Head Oft" Strikes.
Little Rock, May 7. President Al
len N. Johnson, of the Little Rock
Traction and Electric company, has
been appointed receiver of the com
pany by Judge John A. Williams, of
the United States district court. In
his petition to the court Johnson
claimed that he was unable to operate
the cars of the company on account of
the strike. Judge Williams Issued an
order restraining anyone from Interfer
ing in any manner with the operation
of the cars.
Cornell Wins a College Debate.
Cedar Rapids, Ia., May 7. The
fourth annual inter-collegiate debate
between Cornell and Grinnell colleges
took place at Mount Vernon. The ques
tion was: "Resolved, That the con
stitution be so amended that the right
of franchise be given only to those
who can read the constitution In some
language." Cornell took the negative
Montana Central Strike Is Oft.
St. Paul, May 8. Advices were re
ceived yesterday from Great Falls,
Mont,, stating that the strike was de
clared off by the employes of the Mon
Mansion House Ottawa Fund.
London. May 8. The Mansion House
Ottawa tire relief fund now amounts
to 39.000, including 100 contributed
hr Sir Hnry Irving.
Frank Rockefeller has left the Eu
clid Avenue church, of Cleveland, be
cause of a quarrel with his brother,
Mrs. H. T. Frye, of Chicago, was
chosen one of the vice presidents of
the National Women's Whist league, in
session at Detroit.
A new cable Is to be laldbetween
Ireland and the Faro islands.
Extensive beds of the finest quality
of kalsomine have recently been dis
covered near New Buffalo, Mich.
The Southern Wisconsin Dental as
sociation will meet next year at Dela
van the third Tuesday in May.
The bubonic plague has been stamned
out at Honolulu.
MILLION DOLLAR BLAZE
Sweeps Over the Mallory Line Dock al
Oi iter Mew York.
New York, May 7. A fire that
started at the river end of the Mallory
line steamship pier, at the foot of
Maiden Lane and the East river, early
yesterday morning completely de
stroyed the pier and its valuable con
tents. The police place the loss at
$1,000,000. One life was lost, that of
the 9 months' old daughter of Captain
Charles Lochs. There were a few ves
sels burned at the docks, and much
' excitement getting many others out of
The most thrilling feature of the fire
was the rescue or escape of the nu
merous families on board of barges at
the docks, and the most, thrilling of
these, as well as the only fatal one
was that on the barge Sherwood. Here
were Charles Lochs, the captain; his
wife, Lenna. and their daughter, Rosie,
9 months' old. The Lochs family was
awakened by the flames. Their barge
was already on fire at the time that
they were aroused from sleep. The
father took the 9 months' old baby in
his arms and with his wife Jumped
Into the water. Captain Timothy Boy
Ian plunged in to save the woman, who
had become exhausted.
Her husband, who still held the batty
in his arms, saw that bis wife was on
the point of going down. It became
a question to him as to which be
i i t t . i .
buuuiii save, 111s wae or uauy. ue
therefore let the baby go. in the hope
that she would be picked up by some
one else, and went to the assistance
of his wife. He managed to hold ber
head above the water until Boylan
reached them. AH three were then
landed by life lines.
DEWEY LEAVES StTlOUIS.
Half a Million People See the Parade ia
His Honor Horse Runs Amuck.
St. Louis, May 7. With a parade of
military and civic organizations of
Missouri Saturday afternoon, and an
Informal reception by the Loyal Legion
at night the two days' celebration in
St. Louis in honor of Admiral George
Dewey came to an end. Probably 500,
000 people, including 75.000 from out
side points, stood patiently for hours
along the line of march to see the ad
miral, cheered him wildly as be was
driven by In the parade. Just as the
eighth division of the parade was
passing the reviewing stand, a horse
rode by an officer of a cadet corps
bolted into the crowd, knocking down
and injuring a number of persons. One
man bad his face crushed In by the
horse's hoofs. An unknown woman
was stepped on and her neck badly cut.
The accident occurred in full view of
Admiral Dewey, who turned bis face
from the sight. Several were slightly
The parade ended. Admiral and Mrs.
Dewey were driven at once to the
Planters' hotel, where they rested un
til evening. At 9 o'clock Admiral Dew
ey was escorted fo the hall of the Mill- !
tary Order of the Loya-l Legion in the
Laclede building, of which the admiral
has been a member of the order for
twenty years. This affair was purely
Informal and no set programme was
Yesterday morning the admiral and
party left for Memphis, where a two
days' celebration will be held In bis
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, May 7. Saturday's League
base ball scores were: At Pittsburg
St. Louis 1. Pittsburg 5; at Boston
Philadelphia 10, Boston 13; at Brook
lyn New York .", Brooklyn 3; at Chi
cago Cincinnati 3, Chicago 4. (Sun
day) AtSt. Louis Cincinnati 5, St.
Louis 4; at Chicago Pittsburg 6, Chi
American League: At Kansas City
Chicago 5, Kansas City 2; at De
troit Indianapolis 14, Detroit 6; at
Cleveland Buffalo 9, Cleveland S; at
Minneapolis ilwaukee 6, Minneapolis
5. (Sunday) At Detroit Indianapolis
11, Detroit 5; at Minneapolis Milwau
kee 15, Minneapolis 8; at Kansas City
Chicago 5, Kansas City 3.
Layman Talks at M. K. Conference.
Chicago, May 7. The fourth days
session of the quadrennial conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church
opened with devotional services eon
ducted by Rev. Fayette L. Thompson
of Jacksonville, Mich. Fifteen hun
dred people were present when Secre
tary Monroe began calling the roll.
Bishop Walden presided over the busi
ness session which began at 9 o'clock.
C. W, Pearsons, a layman, issued an
address to the conference defining the
causes of the alleged decline In Meth
odism and criticising the political
methods pursued by candidates for of
fices before the convention.
Wanted Flying Cloud's Scalp.
Chester, Ta., May 7. A startling
wild west scene was enacted on . the
streets of Chester. A big Cheyenne
chief. Rolling Thunder, who was
brought here to take part in a wild
west pageant, made a terrific on
slaught on Flying Cloud, an Arapahoe
chief, who has been here for some
time. Armed with a war club, be
chased Flying Cloud out of his tepee
and through the streets until stopped
by two policemen, who locked him up.
Ancient tribal enmity was the cause
of the attack.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Tthelfkert nf th Ppitt Rlmnnt eta.
1,1.... .. T n link... . I. A
Metropolitan handicap at Morris park
Russian trade last year showed a de
crease of $US,134,500 as compared with
the preceding year.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. White gave
a dinner at Berlin Saturday to Robert
P. Porter, who has Just arrived there,
and to Webb Hayes.
The state board of agriculture of
Ohio estimates the prospective wheat
crop of the state at only 41 per cent,
of an average.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria
Saturday gave for the poor of Berlin
and the hospitals 24,000 marks.
Fire destroyed the Newport villa of
W. S. Wells, of New York, the loss be
Sandon, a mining town of British
Columbia, was destroyed by fire and
nearly 1,200 persons are homeless. Loss,
Fifl Girard, 3 years old. wandered
three miles from ber home at Chicago,
acompanled by her doll and Newfound
land dog. -
Mrs. J. W. Wassail and Mrs. Bruce
Clarfc, Chicago women, have been
granted licenses to drive automobiles.
Two British doctors will spend the
summer in the Roman Campagna to
prove the theory that malaria is due
to the bites of mosquitoes.
RIVALS IN CONVENTION
Two Wings of the Populist Party
Sleet In Convention.
FUSION MEETS IN SOUTH DAKOTA
And 31 iddle-ol'-the-Itoadat Cincinnati
Latter Claims To Be the
Sioux Falls, S. D., May 7. The city
Is rapidly filling up with advance
guard of national Populist convention.
Secretary Edgerton, of Denver, of the
national committee; Chairman D. A.
Mills and Secretary A. B. Gray, of the
Colorado state committee, have arrived
and are arranging the preliminary de
tails. Elaborate preparations has been
made for entertaining the large crowds
expected. Secretary Edgerton has ar
ranged so that only the ordinary rates
will be charged, running from 2 to
$2.50 at hotels and boarding houses.
Word is received that the Pacific roads
have granted a one-fare round-trip
rate. These were the last roads to
hold out. The city is already gaily
decorated with every manner of bunt
ing, flags, streamers aud portraits of
favorite leaders. Gas arches with
varied lights span the streets and elab
orate electric designs, public and pri
vate, make the night brilliant.
Big- Wigwam to House the Convention.
A huge wigwam with a seating ca
pacity of 15,000 has been erected and
gaily decorated, and several large halls
have been elaborately arranged for
committee headquarters. Information
received from various parts of the
country leads to the belief that the
attendance will reach from 15,000 to
20,000. Nebraska will send up 500,
Kansas 200, Texas 100 or more, and
other states in like numbers. General
Weaver will head the Iowa delega
tion. Minnesota will send a large train
load advocating the nomination of
Charles A. Towne for vice president.
The New York contingent Is coming
ready to make a big push for Repre
sentative Sulzer. and Illinois will put
forward City Prosecutor H. S. Taylor,
Bryan for President Conceded.
It Is conceded that Bryan will be
nominated for president. The great
contest of the convention will be over
the vice presidency. While the three
gentlemen named above will make a
gallant fight it is likely that the filling
of this office will be left to a com
mittee which will confer with the
Democratic convention at Kansas City.
All the Populist leaders of the country
will be here, and owing to the fact
that this is the first national conven
tion of the year, and to the bearing of
its acts upon later nominations, it Is
expected that several hundred Demo
cratic and Silver Republican politicians
will attend. The real work of the
convention will begin tomorrow.
OTHER WINO OF THE PABTT.
HIddle-of-the-Road People Are Gathering
Cincinnati, May 7. The advance
workers for the national convention ot
the middle-of-the-road Populists, which
meets here Wednesday afternoon, ar
rived yesterday. They are all opposed
to fusion and almost everything else
that has any connection with other po
litical parties. Jo A. Parker, secretary
of the national committee of the mid-dle-of-tbe-roaders,
has bad headquar
ters here at the Dennison' for some
weeks. They all claim that they repre
sent a large majority of the People's
party; that In the contests at state con
ventions the Sioux Falls fusionists car
ried less than 300 of the 975 delegates,
and that the convention at Sioux Falls
will be one of excursionists with a mi
nority of delegates.
They call lattention of the claim that
their call is In accord with the Omaha
law of 1892, excluding all officeholders,
and charge that the Sioux Falls con
vention is in charge of Senators But
ler, Allen and Pettlgrew and other of
fficeholders, the same as Republican
and Democratic conventions. The con
vention will be held in Robinson's
Opera House. The decorators have
placed many mottoes and streamers on
the columns and walls. Across the
front of the stage is a large streamer
with a quotation from Senator Allen
reading: "We have thrown them over
When the fusionists and the middle-of-the-roaders
split at the meeting ol .
their national commltte In Lincoln last
February Senator Allen Is said to have
used the above language, and the middle-of-the-roaders
are said to have re
plied: "Yes. and you have thrown the
party over the transom with us." There
are also inscriptions referring to Sena
tor Butler, chairman of their national
committee, and other leaders who fa
vor fusion. Among the inscriptions are
many large pictures of a hand pointing
to "The middle of the road" as the only
way that leads to the New Jerusalem
of the people.
We Give Turkey a Hint.
. Washington, May 7. It Is authorita
tively announced that until the pend
ing issue relative to the payment of
the American Indemnity claims is set
tled to the satisfaction of the state de
partment, no United tSates minister
wil lattend at the Turkish capial.
Important Capture In Laioa.
Manila, May 7. General Pantelon
Garcia, the highest Insurgent officer
except Agulnaldo, was captured yes
terday by Lieutenant E. V. Smith, of
General Funston's staff. In the town of
Jaen, three miles northeast of San
Isidro, province of New Ecija.
Hease Passes the Sundry. Civil.
Washlngon, May 7. The house Sat
urday passed the sundry civil bill. It
carries slightly more than $01,500,000.
bout $10,000,000 more than any pre
vlous sundry civil bilL The fortifica
tions bill was sent to conference.
Fall for Nearly a Million.
New York. May 8. A petition In
bankruptcy was filed in 'the United
States district court yesterday by Ar
nold Feldsteln, merchant, with liabili
ties of $972,000. of which $23 000 is se
cured: nominal assets, $195,000. $7,200
of which is In cash. The highest credl
tor is Lazard Freres, to whom is due
Town Surrounded by Fire.
" Arbor Vitae. Wis.. May 8. Fores',
fires surround the town, but not near
enough to cause apprehension for th
safety t the company's property or
the dwellings of its employes. A small
patch of timber is said to have beeu
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