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PL ATTSMOUTH, NEB.. MAY 29, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 57.
ST-iy?V F.staUlsH.ed 1S91 . consolidated Jan. 1.18S5.
1 U K H hlfA LD. fc-stablisbed April 10. 1SC4. f -
liritish Reported Within Ili-ht
Jliles of Thut IMacc.
UOLitS DON'T WAIT AT KLIP EIVEK.
i'.o Closely P.-'ssed That They Jus
Had Tim? to Save 1 heir Guns.
lint They Saved Them, as Usual
French mid Hamilton Appar
ently lJiguged Farmers
London, May Lit. The war office
publish- the following dispatch from
Lord Kciln i ts;
"Klip i:icr, Tr.insv.ml, May 2N. r:'T
I. in. We in:tt lit l twenty mil1 to
l;!y a ii 1 are now eighteen miles from
lohauueshiirg. The enemy had pre
pared several posit ion where they in
tended to oppose 11. but they
li buudolied one utter the other as we
Ilea red them. We pressed them so hard
that they lia.l only just time to net
their lie guns into train and to leave
as soon as some of the Westraliati in
fantry dasheil into it.
I r. ii li ami Itumilton Kri(;nged.
'1'reiK li s and Ian Hamilton's forees
lire apparently engaged with the
enemy atout ten miles to our
h ft. a-i tiring has been heard
sinee noon. The farmers near our
line of ndvanee are surreiider
inw witli their arms and horses.
IMllidle occupied Sellekal oti May 21.
No report of what took plate La3
reached ne' yet."
4 I'aiil Kt-atly to laiilijrat-.
' II. .1. N iiiu'iriiam has just returned
to l.oiirenzo Manpiez from Pretoria,
where he went disguised. He wires
that Kruirer has all the arrangements
Iitailf fur llight. presumably to Hol
land. A special train, provisioned, is
id ways ready with steam n;. The
train wads some distance from Pre
t..ria." Trnnavaal M nrli Iemornlized.
11. .i. Whiggham, in a dispacht to
The Iaily .l?iil, dated May ITS, says:
"The denioraliation of the Transvaal
is remai hal.le. l'anie arid eoufusioti
prevail everywhere. Kvery one is
weary of the w ar and full of fear as to
the coming of the British. OjH'rations
were l-ing earrietl on for encircling
Pretoria with telegraphic communica
tions, l'otirteen ivoints. in the line of
defenses were connected with head
quarters and with the Staats artillery,
but Uiis apparently was the only de
fensive measure adopted. There were
no other visible preparation. Not
much gold is likely to be found in the
treasury. The salaries of the otlieials
a ml j ud ires have not been paid, or Lave
b-u paid only in national bank notes,
whieh will le worthless when Ird
lloberfs arrives. The sent of govem
tnent will lie removed to Waterval
I'.ov.nn. a .email station on the Delasm
Bay Kailwny line, and then. If neces
sary, to Lydenburg."
km'i:kimkm in ska v.aufakk.
Million Dollar Ironclad I'srtl as a Target
London. May Keplying iu the
house of commons yesterday to a ques
1 ion on the subject of Saturday's naval
experiment, when the P.ritish tirst-class
battleship Ma jest it; tired upon and
tank the, coast defense ironclad l'elle
l-'le, near Portsmouth, in nine minutes,
the lirsl lord of the admiralty, Gorge
J. Goschen, saitl that t the extreme
surprise of the naval men the l'elle
Isle did not take tire, although she
was reported to have been iu flames
si minutes after the tiring Com
menced. He explained that the spectators,
being at a distance from the warship,
were misled by volumes of steam and
lyddite smoke. Goschen added that
there was a liirht smouldering in one
cabin of the Belle Isle, but that other
wise the woodwork, although shat
tered iu every direction, was not con
sumed by tire to any degree. The ex
periment was lust ituted socially to see
whether the woodwork of the Belle
Isle would burn as the woodwork of
the Spanish ships destroyed ly the
Americans had burned. The Belle
Isle originally co?t $1.2.m.inm and was
in good order.
Krarintt Action on A muvemeiit.
Chicago. May lM.. The action of the
Methodist general conference Satur
day in passing a resolution favoring
the retention of the rules against danc
ing and kindred amusements was re
versed by the delegates Monday iuorn
imr. On motion of Dr. J. M. Buckley
the measure passed at the former ses
sion was ordered laid on the table by
a vote of 2." to -X',. The measure
passed (Hi Saturday was in the shape
of a minority report made by the com
mittee on the state of the church, aud
provided that the rules against amuse
ments be retained iu the discipline.
dinner In I lie rttn Wuk Sralr.
Indianapolis. May 21. The confer
ence of representatives of the Kepuh-
1 it- Iron and Steel company and its
allied interests with the national bulge
otMcers of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron. Steel and Tin Workers
has resulted In some changes in the
iron wage scale. The association's
committee and representatives of the
tin and sheet mill owners will meet
in Chicago or New York within a few
days and consider the scales proiosed
by the convention.
incrimination in Inoaulation.
San Francisco, May IT.). Federal
Judge Morrow has granted an injunc
tion to prevent the federal and local
health authorities from discriminating
against the Chinese iu the matter of
precautions against the plague. This
means that theChinese cannot forcibly
Inocn!atd w ith anti-plague serum and
that they cannot rtx prevented from
entering "or leaving Sun Francisco by
the federal quarantine otlicers.
Hank Kobbrrs Get $8,000. -
Kansas City, May 20. A special
from Sturgeon, Mo., says: Burglars
Mew open the safe of the Clarke Ex
change bank, secured $S,000 in cur
rency and escaped, leaving no clew.
The bank earrietl burglar insurance to
the amount of $2,oh.
Atlanta, Ga.. May 20. On Peters
street Iick Holmes and Tobe Smith
quarreled over 10 cents and Holmes
plunged a dagger through Smith's
heart before any of the bystander
U liL CiODUIlU
DEATH OF JUDGE BE A,
t YC v.C it in rule f--1 n-C It lf of the Grand
Army Join the Majority.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 20. Judge
Jtun. P. Bea, commander-in-chief of the
G. A. It. in 1S87-S, died at his home on
Nicollet Island at 0 p. in. yesterday
from a disease pronounced hardening
of the brain.
John P. Kea was born at Lower Ox
ford, Chester county, Penn., Oct. 13.
1S40. In ISO" he was graduated in the
classical course at Ohio Wesleyan uni
versity: removed to Minneapolis Jan.
2, isi;7. and was editor of the Min
neapolis Tribune from Jan. 10, ISO", to
Mav 1, 177.
He entered the army ns a private In
Company H. Eleventh Ohio infantry,
April Hi, 1S01. He was promoted for
gallantry several times and Nov. 25,
1S;3, he was brevetted major for gal
lantry In action at Cleveland, Tenn.
lie was appointed judge of the fourth
judicial district in A"pril. 1SS0, and was
elected to succeed himself, without op
position, in the fall of that year and
served until July, 181X), when Le re
signed. "INDIGNANT CITIZENS" AGAIN.
lie Blows Out a Dim Without Waiting for
Benddji, Minn., May 21). The Scan
Ion & Gypson dam, recently erected
across the Mississippi river at the out
let of Lake Iiemidji, was blown out
by a body of indignant citizens Sun
day evening. It was constructed
without any fishway and without an
act of congress. The back water from
the dam tlooded the cellars of many
of the business houses in Iiemidji.
The village board of health formally
eondeuim'd the dam as an obstruction
of the Mississippi river and ordered
Its removal. The dam just been com
pleted by Scanlon & tJypson for the
purpose of running saw logs from
Lake Iiemidji to Caps lake.
New Was About Two Months Old,
Loudon. May 20. A dispatch re
ceived at the colonial oflice from
Accra. Kritii gold coast, announces
that Colonel AVih-ock's relief force,
which had only just started for Koo
inassie. has already met with opposi
tion. One officer Is reported wounded.
The Accra dispatch of yesterday which
reported that three European officers
were killed and one captain and 100
Hausers were wounded, seems to re
fer to the fighting which occurred a
ocuple of months ago.. j
Prayer Failed to Save the Girl. j
Milwaukee, May Ld. Genevieve
Kane, living at 50 Sixth street, died
Sunday from burns while her family
were at church praying- for her recov
ery. Sunday morning, while operating
a gas stove, her clothing caught lire,
aud she was so severely burned she
was taken to the emergency hospital.
At 11 a. in. the members of her family
went to church. When they came out
at 12:30 p. m. they were informed that
she was dead.
Latonla Ierby a Walkover.
Cincinnati, May 29. The thousands
of lovers of thoroughbred racing who
gathered at Latonia yesterday to see
what promised to be the greatest
Derby of the year met with bitter dis
appointment. The race proved to be a
farce. Lieutenant Gibson was the
only starter, and simply had to gallop
around the track to win the big purse.
The other horses had been withdrawn
owing to the heavy track.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe Is SI.
Boston, May 29. In the midst of
flowers sent in generous quantities by
friends from all over the country, Mrs.
Jirlia Ward Howe, one of the foremost
women of the country, received her
friends Sunday, on the 81st anni
verary of her birth. Messages of con
gratulation also poured in. Mrs. Howe
Is in excellent health.
Production of Iron Ore.
Marquette, May 29. The production
of ore and shipments up to- date are
somewhat in excess of what they were
up to the same date last year. It is
not the scarcity of ore which Is driv
ing ore boats into the frralh trade. It
is due to fact that a greater part of the
ore than ever before is this year being
carried on contract.
Killed Refore COO People.
Pewaukee, Wis., May 20. Chief En
gineer John Conway, f the Martin
flats. Milwaukee, was Instantly killed
at the station In this city yesterday
while attempting to board the 6:10 p.
m. excursion train. The accident oc
curred before the eyes of fully 600 peo
ple who were waiting to take the
train for Milwaukee.
Girls Ilody in a Pond.
' Terre Haute, Ind., May 20.--In a
pond near Youngstown the body of
Emily Price, aged IS years, a daugh
ter of a well-known farmer of this
county, was found. The girl had not
been living at home for some time, but
had been employed in the household
of a prominent farmer who lives near
the scene of the tragedy. It is not
known whether the case is one of mur
der or suicide, but the - people of
Youngstown incline to "the belief that
the girl met with foul play.
Victim of Cigarettes.
Valparaiso, Ind., May. 2S. Guy
Cauuon. a prominent young society
man of Kouts, this county, is dead of
excessive cigarette smoking. For a
number of years Cannon had been ad
dicted to the cigarette habit and con
sumed an enormous number daily. His
nervous system became impregnated
with the ioisonous fumes, and physi
cians warned him against further in
dulgence. The habit had become so
firmly intrenched, however, that it
was impossible for him to break it. and
Washington. May 2S. It is under
stood that the president has decided
to appoint as a member of the Indus
trial commission to succeed M. I.
Itatchford. resigned, Mr. Charles
Leitchman of Massachusetts, former
ly general secretary-treasurer of the
Knights of Labor.
Washington, May 28. The president
has sent the following nominations to
the senate: E. It. Stackable, colroc
tor of customs for the district of Ha
waii: Sergeant Major P. McC. Smith.
Thirty-eighth U. S. V. to bo first lieu
tenant. lioraVutrsgn by " Uosers."
Tientsin, May 29. The "Boxers"
burned the Liulino station on the Lu
han railway, twenty miles from Pe
kin. They also WTecked the track, de
stroyed a number of cars and mur
dered several Chinese employes. The
Pelgian engineers in charge of the
work are safe at Pinglai. The "Box
ers" are marching on toward Pefcin.
31arylaml Seuator Scores John
i:ull for Fighting Boers.
UHAMEEKLAIN ACCUSED OF CRIME.
Conspircy with I .bodes to Steal the
Hand Gold Mines Lion's Tail
Gets a Hough Tw ist.
Washington, May 29. In the course
of a speech in favor of the adoption of
a resolution expressing the senate's
sympathy for the Boers yesterday
WeKngton referred to a secret under
standing existing between the United
States and Great Britain. When Lodge
demanded proof that such an under
standing existed Wellington said that
in the circumstances it was difficult to
present tangible proof, but he believed
the proof could be found in the secret
archives of the state department.
Lodge replied that under our form of
government no such understanding
could exist, and as the secretary of
state had emphatically denied the ex
istence of an alliance or understand
ing he believed the country would ac
cept his statement as true.
Is In Favor of Going to War.
Wellington was very radical in nis
anti-Hritish views. The American peo
ple, he maintained, were in profound
sympathy with the Boers who were
struggling for liberty against untold
odds. "Unless we wish to be recreant
to our duty we must act," he ex
claimed, "and unless we act quickly it
will be too late." He discussed at
lensrth the origin of the eiiding war
and declared that what Great Britain
was unable otherwise to accomplish
she accomplished by misrepresenta
tion and libel. He denounced England
for what he declared was its Milicy of
atrgressslon against the Boers, driving
thei i from place to place, each of
which had been purchased by the
money of the Boers and baptized with
their blood. Despite the treaties of
friendship between the Bers and
Great Britain they were violated, be
cause, he maintained. "England never
kept a promise where It was to her
advantage to break It."
Charges Chamberlln with Consplracy.-
"England had determined to gain
possession of the rich gold mines of
the Transvaal." said Wellington, "and
the conspiracy organized by Cecil
Ilho.les and Joseph Chamberlain soon
developed Into one of the awfulest
tragedies of modern times." He de
clared the United States government
need have no fear of acting in the mat
ter, as Great Britain would not go to
war with us, and the United States
government should give the Boer en
voys the same cordial welcome as had
b(en extended to thtn by the people of
been extended to them by the people of
the country. But this reception was lw
ing withheld by the government be
en 'e of an understanding between
thi government and Great Britain.
SOITH DAKOTA MKX COLLIDE.
Pcttigrew and Kyle Exchange the Com
pliment of the S'nmn,
Washington, May 29. While the sen
ate was considering the sundry civil
bill yesterday an item for a commis
sion to Paris came up and the political
a filiations of its members were men
tioned. Mallory of Florida, who is a
member of the commission, at the re
tpiest of Pettigrew announced the io
litical attibatioiis of some of the mem
bers of the commission. When he
reached tne name of Kyle of South
Dakota lie remarked: "The seuator
from South Dakota can no doubt tell
the politics of his colleague."
"I do not know his iKilith s," laugh
ingly commented Pettigrew.
"The junior senator from South Da
kota." retorted Kyle warmly, "Is able
to take care of his own olitics and he
is satisfied the people of South Da
kota will take care or the politics of
the senator Pettigrew" at the com
"A man with such a variety of poli
tics as my colleague," Pettigrew be
gan, when he was interrupted by Kyle.
"Not as much of a variety as my col
"I am unable." continued Petti
grew, "to define the iolifies of my
colleague, but he has a decided leaning
toward patronage, on which I care not
to comment." Laughter.
WK WILL ItETALIATK OX GERMANY.
31 u-.; .Net Tax Our I'rotluoM on Protective
Lliws Ti Much
Washington. May 29. As a result of
conferences yesterday between Presi
dent J. W. Springer, of Denver, of the
National Live Stock association, aud
members of congress, relative to the
German meat inspection bill, the fol
lowing bill was introduced in the
house by Representative Bailey of
"That whenever the president of the
United State shall be informed that
the government of the German empire
has passed a law imposing prohibitory
duties on meat products which may
be imported into that country from the
United States, he shall Issue a procla
mation fixing a time when all articles
produced or manufactured in the Ger
man empire, when entered for con
sumption at the ports of the United
States, shall pay a duty of 10 per cent.
in excess of duties imposed thereon
prior to the passage of this act."
The bill was referred to the ways
and means committee and Springer
saw members of that committee with
a view to urging early action.
" Deritivd Against Dewey,
Washington. May 20.-vriie United
States supreme court has decided Ad
miral Dewey's bounty Halm against
the admiral's contention. The effect
is to deprive the admiral and the men
engaged with him at Manila of half
the amount claimed by them. Ohief
Justice Fuller delivered a dissenting
Kunior of Salisbury's Retirement.
London. May 20. A rumor was cur
rent in the lobbies of the houses of
parliament, which was said to have
originated at the Carlton club, that
the Marquis of Salisbury will retir:
from politics at the next general elec
tion. Redmond Goes to Dublin.
London, May 29. John Itedmond,
chairman of the United Irish Parlia
mentary party, started for Dublin yes
terday to arrange for the Irish na
tional convention which is to tak
place on June 19.
FLEE IN A COPPER MINE.
One of the Calumet and Hacla Company's
Is Still Burning-.
Calumet Mich., May 29. The effort
to get under control the fire in shaft
No. 2 of the Calumet and Heclo com
pany continues. The shafthouse in No.
2 was torn down and the opening cov
ered -with heavy beams. The shafts
adjoining are being similarly covered.
The gas is working through the entire
mine and is coming through fifty acres
of surface from the innumerable
crevices in the earth caused by the
gradual caving of the older workings
of the mine near the surface.
It will probably be necessary to
build a special kiln for the preparing
of carbonic acid gas and smother the
fire, as was done twelve years ago.
The Calumet and Hecla is the richest
mine in the world, and is valued at
$75,000,000 by the market price of
shares on Saturday last. It paid
dividends of $10,000,000 last year. It
has shafts over a mile deep, and em
ploys upwards of 5,000 men.
OBJECTIONS TO THENEQRO.
Alleged Gnlly of a Brutal Crime, Esc sp
ins; on a Technicality.
Carbondale, Ills., May 29. George
Lacey, a negro, was chosen census
enumerator for this city several weeks
ago and bis appointment has led to a
tremendous sensation based upon
charges which have appeared In a
local Itepubllcan paper. The paper al
leges be was convicted by a jury of
criminal assault in Cape Girardeau
county, Missouri, several years ago
and on a technicality was never pun
ished. The people are aroused over the
matter and threats are made by many
residents that he can never enter their
homes in the performance of his of
fical duties as enumerator. The excite
ment of the Smith-Roberts fight for
congress has intensified the feeling
greatly, as Lacey is an adherent of
Representative Smith. It Is hardly
probable that trouble can be avoided
during the census taking.
Memorial Day Programme.
Charlotte, Mich., May 29. Arrange
ments are about perfected for the
proper observance of Memorial day
here. The public exercises will be held
In the public park and an excellent
programme lias been arranged. Hon.
Cyreulus P. Black, of Lansing, will de
liver the address. The decoration of
the graves will occur at the conclusion
of the grove exercises. There will be
a complete absence of games and
sports this year.
Combine of Paper Men.
Milwaukee. Wis., May 29. Formal
steps for the organization of the paper
manufacturers of Wisconsin and Min
nesota were taken yesterday when
articles of association were filed for
the General Paper company of Wis
consin, with a capital of $100,000.
Thomas E. Nash, of Centralia and
George A. Whiting and William Z.
Stuart, of Neenah. are named as the
incorporators In the articles of incor
poration. Scores at Bass BalL
Chicago, May 29. League clubs
yesterday made the following base ball
scores: At Pitts-burs Xew York 0,
Pitttsburg 14; at Chicago "Brooklyn
12. Chicago 7: at St. Louis Philadel
phia 11, St. Louis 4; at Cincinnati
American League: At Milwaukee
Minneapolis 5. Milwaukee 3; at Buffalo
Cleveland 2. Buffalo 4; at Indianapo
Sixty-five Wants to Mary 19.
Sycamore, Ills., May 29. Nelson
Brown, Co years of age. applied for a
license to marry Miss Minnie Snyder,
a girl of 13 years. The license was re
fused him, though the girl's mother
gave her consent. He took the girl
and left on a train for Chicago, ac
companied by the mother, and will be
Brothers Take SUters to Wife.
Red Bud. Ills.. May 29. Lydia and
Anna Nagel, of this city, sisters, aged
21 and 19 years old respectively, and
William and Henry Bruning, of St.
Louis, brothers, 29 and 27 years old
respectively, were married at the
Lutheran church Sunday afternoon by
Rev. Mr. Link.
Kansas Wants Men In Her Wheat Fields.
Topeka, Kas., May 29. Kansas
wants 20,000 men to help save her
enormous wheat crop. State Grain
Inspector McKenzie. who has Just re
turned from the Kansas wheat belt,
says the state will harvest 85,000,
000 bushels, and that harvesting will
begin in southern Kansas by June 12.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Pennsylvania won the dual track
and field contest against California
yesterday by 70 points to 20.
The British house of lords has
passed the deceased wife's sister bill
to its second reading.
Socialist demonstrations in Pere La-'
ch&ise cemetery, Paris, resulted in
Anti-Roman Catholic disturbances
broke out at Peckham, England, Sun
day, and the police charged on and
dispersed the Protestants.
I'ope Leo pronounced the beatifica
tion of seventy-seven missionaries who
lost their lives in China between 1798
Army officers In Havana indignant
ly deny the charges that they are liv
Richard li. Cokell's conscience trou
bled him so much that he confessed
having retained $200 belonging to his
Charles Woodward, noted Chicago
diamond thief, operating in Germany,
has been identified through Bertillon's
New London. Wis., is now free from
An outbreak of scarlet fever Is pre
vailing at Harvard, Wis.
Orlando Hadley, a farmer, 35 years
of age, living near Viroqua, Wis., com
mittted suicide by cutting bis throat.
Lucy Ilolden, 13 years old, was In
stantly killed by Ughtplng at Chicago.
ovuu nauimon uraKe, or Albia, la.,
brother of ex-Governor F. M. Drake,
died suddenly at the Great Northern
hotel, Chicago. He was 73 years old.
Germany has thirty-six fewer bi
cycle factories than It had last yyear.
During the last five years the United
States fish commission has liberated
nearly, oOO.OW.OOO'youngloibsters, artifi
cially hatched, on the Massachusetts
Gold Found In Kentucky.
Frankfort. Ky., May 28. Gold has
been discovered in Sulphur Lick Creek,
a branch of Etkhorn, near Elmvllle)
this county. The find la to b del
Kefers Question of More War
to the Burghers.
EOBERTS IS NORTH OF THE VAAL
Advance Force Got Over Just in Time
to Save th: Coal Minis..
J3oer Troops Re-Occupy Kurnrnan, and
Are Very Active in Front of
Uuller'g Army View of
London, May 28. President Kruger,
acording to a special dispatch from
Newcastle, has issued a proclamation
asking the Transvaal burghers to
notify him whether they desire to
continue the fight or to sue for peace.
Kroonstad, May 28. Gen. Hamilton
has invaded the Transvaal, having
iTossed at Wonderfontein drift.
Roberts is Across the Vaak
London, May 28. The war office
has received the following from Lord
"Veneernlging, May 27., 1:15 p. m.
We crossed the Vaal this morning
UBS. B ADEN POWELL, MOTHER OF THE B?BO
and are now encamied on the north
bank. The advance troops, which
crossed yesterday, were only just in
time to save the coal mines on both
this and the other side of the river
from being destroyed. Our casualt
ies were four.
'Baden-Powell reports that the rail
way between Mafcking and Buluwayo
has been restored and that supplies are
being brought Into Mafeking. He says
the Canadian artillery joined Col.
riumer from Beira with Incredible
"Lieut. Webber was taken prisoner
at Heilbron a few days ago. He went
there on telegraph duty. It was not
known that our troops had been tem
Bnller Is "I'p Againitt It."
Newcastle, May 28. The Boers In
this part of the theatre of war are
very active, having been reinforced
from various directions. Their front
now extends from Laing's nek to New
Republic, where they are fortifying.
General Hildyard's division, which Is
entrusted primarily with attacking the
Boer right at Blandslaagte. arrived
Saturday. The work of searching the
district is progressing, and many reb
els have been sent to Ladysmitb.
London, May 28. A dispatch from
Taaibosch, dated May 2d, says: Gen
eral French crossed the Vaal at Linde
gue's drift yesterday and General
Henry, with mounted Infantry, today.
They pushed forward and nearly suc
ceeded in saving the bridge, only the
northernmost span being destroyed.
All the refugees agree that the mines
will be destroyed. The Boers are tak
ing a position at Klip river drift, hav
ing left the Vaal. The commandants
have assembled to discuss the ad
visability of continuing the struggle.
Meanwhile there Is a force of the
enemy at Myerton.
TKAN'SVAA I.EKS TREK HOMEWARD.
How It Looks to a Correspondent When
He Sights Transvaal Hills.
Grootviel (twenty-three south f
Vereeniging), May 27. Lord Roberts
northern advance force steadily con
tinues, and today the Transvaal hills
were sighted. General French has se
COOKING IN AN ANT HILL.
cured an excellent flanking position op
the northwest. There is something
Irresistible about this advance. Tht
troops have been splendidly handle
and the Boers, completely outman
oeuvTed, have been forced to abandor
their positions at the first appearance
of the British flanking force, whict
has made a determined resistance A
the Vaal Impossible.
Many Transvaal burghers are now
TrPKKrmg nomewarfl, and it Is safe to
say that the most Irreconcilable Trans
vaaler at last recognizes the hopeless
ness of the struggle. Most of the farms
in the northern part of the Free State
where the ties of blood with the Trans
vaal are strongest, have been deserted
This section has been flooded wtth
false tales of British cruelty, reports
0t the "burning of farm houses and the
eviction of women and chlldren,in the
hope of inducing the burghers to re
main with the commandoes; but the
evidence all points now to the exist,
ence of a permanent feeling of enmity
between the Transvaalers and the
Free Staters, each accusing the other
of treachery and cowardice. I
It Is retrarded rvnfUtal the I
Transvaal government will' go to Ly
denburg. where food is carsce. A body
of Boers, mostly on foot, is treking
bard towards Veneenlnglng from the
direction of Heilbron.
The Boers have destroyed every
bridge and culvert. They are said to
regard Kllprlverberg. north of the
VaaL as a position of great strength,
and talk of making themselves
It is reported that the population of
Johannesburg Is In a high state ot
excitement. The Boers who are pass
ing through northward threaten to
blow up the mines, and In view of
their wanton destruction of every
thing else It would not be surprising It
they carried out the threat. The Brit
ish are more Interested, however. In
grazing and In the water supply than
in the mines.
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD.
Quite a number of Havelock brys
came in this morning to spend Dot
Levi M. Patton and Mrs. Kite Jones,
both of whom were formerly residents
of this city, were married at Omaha
A marriage 1 'cense whs granted to
day to Thomas Parker Summons, aged
twenty-four, of Plattamoutb, and Miss
Mim.ie Pearl Bites, aged seventeen, of
Henry Guthman, who has been ru -ning
the Murdock bank during Mr.
Neitz il'a absence, returned home to
day. V ith a little practice Henry
would undoubtedly make a first class
It iid L. Lilts, a substitute in the
postoftice miilin? depirtrnent.has been
given n permanent position as mailing
cleik on the Missouri Pacific line, be
tween here and Kansas City. Omaha
13 J. Reynold a, night yard master in
the local Burlington yards, has been
appointed administrator of the estate
of his cousin, J. W. Robinson, who
mysteriously disappenred from his
home near Nebraska City several
Wescott & Son's display window has
been arranged to represent graves of
the civil and Spanish wars. A num
ber of photographs, taken in Arling
ton cemetery, Washington, at the time
of the funeral Vf Lieutenant Richard
YVauph, cttn aieo be seen in the win
dow. News has been received to the effect
that Dune in, the man who enjoyed
two jail sentenc s in this city and who
left for Hamburg, Is., Saturday even
ing, is now in jail at the Utter place
for drunkenness. The locl author
ities were fortunate in getting rid of
The Presbyterian Y. P. S. C. E.
m ct'.ng at the home of C. A. Rawls
last night was well attended. The
business session was short and the re
mainder of the evening was spent io
games on the lawn and also in the
house, intersperced with delicious
A. H. Ilou.tin, D. Auatin,R. II. Wal
lace, L Hull, C. Sherwood and wife,
L. M. MeVay, D. T. Thacktr. George
Edmund", J. Duke, Frank Eaton, H.
P. and George Taylor, together with
several other Union people, were in
town yesterday in attendance at the
trial of the Eaton divorce case.
Al Moore of this city, owner of two
fine race horses "Gray Bess" and
"Queen of Diamonds" was scheduled
to run a match race at Blair this after
noon for $100 on a side. All has been
very successful since leaving here two
weeks ago, and -the Blair people will
undoubtedly be favored with a real
CEUAK CREEK HAPPENINGS.
G.orgo R. Say lea of Wilber has been
selected to teach the Cedar Creek'
schools during the coming year.
Mrs. Wolff's new house is rapidly
Louis Schneider, who has been at
the Clarkson hospital, Omaha, for tw
weeks past, returned home Monday.
While there he had his right eye
taken out, and is now feeling better
than for soo-e time.
C C. McDowell, who has been helper
-t the depot for tho last two years, has
been promoted. He is now holding
down a good position at David City.
Mac. made many friends while here
who wbh him the best of success. ..
The Davis family will give a concert
at this place Friday evening, June 1.
Ten of the leading sports of this
place have organized the Cedar Creek
Tobias Frey and Henry Likewise
visited al Omaha !al Friday.
Oeorge Horn was a Plattsmouth
There is some talk of celebrating
the Fourth of July at this place.
Theie is no good reason why we could
not have a celebration here, as we
have one of the finest parks in the
Mrs. Frey and Wild! were passen
gers for South Omaha Tuesday, where
they went to visit the former's daugh
J. M. Ramsey has been appointed
census eoumeiator for Eight Mile
precinct, and will begin his work Fri
day, June 1.
August Schneider went to Omaha
Monday to eu ck up on cutlery for an
other bai.d of burglars.
Ben Carls spent Sunday io Omaha.
Mrs. Styles and daughter f Lincoln
came down Saturday and returned
agiin Monday morning.
Social dance June 2d at Turner hall
Number Thirteen Is Fatal In
One 31 ore Case.
Some Hundieds of Chicago Polios
with Various Artillery In
tiuiidate the Invaders.
Chicago, May 28. Chicago was in
vaded at 1 o'clock Saturday morning
by the army of a hostile state, number-
J log thirteen men the "District of
Lake Michigan." The invasion ended
In a farce comedy, but came near to '
being finished in deadly earnest. The
casualitles Include one boy shot in the
leg the pickets and one horse killed.
Five of the invaders were arrested
and the balance were allowed to es
cape. The trouble was precipitated by
Captain George W. Streeter, a squat
ter, who has from time to time cre
ated much trouble and litigation by his
efforts to occupy land along the shore
of Lake Michigan. The land consists
of made land on the lake shore south
of Superior street, and is acres in
Invaders Effect a I-antliig-.
Streeter organized the force which
made the descent upon Lincoln Park,
but was not with the min person. The
transport containing the "troops" ar
rived off Lincoln park soon after mid
night, and without difficulty they made
a landing at the foot of Superior street,
and formaly took possession of the
land. Streeter had issued a proclama
tion declaring that he had a right to
occupy the land and that no one had a
right to prevent him.
Rapid fire guns, it Is alleged, were
on the transport decks ready to cover,
if necessary, the landing of the
troops, but the shores were unpro
tected and without opposition the
men made their way through the
surf, rallied around their leader.
"Commandant" William Nlles. and
hoslted an American flag In the cen
ter of the invaded district.
Froessded at Once to Fortify.
Immediately on landing, a line of
fortifications was marked out. A fine
of plank was laid along the western
edge of the claimed territory and a
barbed wire was stretched about a foot
above it. Two forts each about twelve
feet square and formed an embank
ment of dirt and piling about five feet
high, were hastily thrown up, on either
side of Superior street. Sentinels were
detailed to patrol a picket line Just
inside the barbed wire. The "com
mandant" gave orders that no one
should be allowed to cros sthls line,
aud then, establishing his headquar
ters within one of the forts, ordered
his men to stack arms and rest them
selves in preparation for a struggle
which he said he felt was Inevitable.
Police Fore OeU Its Onns.
Because policemen and others tried
to cross the picket line was the rea
son for fte shooting. The only per
son hit was the boy, who was hit be
cause the bullet mised smne one eise. '
Nile did all the shooting and 'ap
peared to have aimed tto missv as
though he shot at close range at sev
eral police officers he hit none. There
was great commotion In police circles
when it was known what was going
on, and to ditdodge the thirteen men
In Fort Streetor the following forces
were mobilized: Police officers in
uniform, 524; detectives in citizens'
attire, 100; IJncoln park police, 25;
deputy sheriffs, 15; patrol wagons, 19;
rw kl L -A n.mhiilil nHN M- stW itup, vn 1 1 1 1
under Captain Revere, 40; police riot
rifles, 100; police artillery. Catling gun
and two sinooth-4ored cannons.
When the Invaders heard what was
going on the commotion extended it
self to their ranks and it was not long
before it was determined to surrender,
which was done to Captain Baer, of
the police force. Then the mob made
Its appearance. Of course, the sur
rendered men five m all; the others
got away were disarmed. While
Nile was on his way to the station he
was struck several times by men in
the mob that pressed around him. Once
he endeavored to snatch a rifle from
the officer who carried it. Intending to
shoot a man who had Just hit him,
but be was quickly subdued by the po
lice. The result of the subduing was
that Nlles was not pretty when he ar-
rived at the station.
All is quiet at the late seat of war
at this writing.
Salclde of a Toons; Author.
- St. Joseph, Mo., May 23. Professor
Robert Wlziarde, a young author and
composer who came to St, Joseph sev
eral months ago from Kansas City,
committed suicide here by cutting the
arteries in his wrists with a razor. He
left no note to explain why he com
mitted the deed. Wlziarde wrote a
curtain raiser for Julia Marlowe, ths
actress, which has been put on by her
with some of her plays during the last J
season, and he claimed to be engaged
in writing a melodrama for her which
he expected to have ready to submit
early this summer. It is said that
Wlziarde has a wife and two children
In Kansas City.
Taylor Will Abandon Politics.
Cincinnati, May 28. A dispatch
from Indianapolis says that it is stated
there by an officer of a life insurance
company that William S. Taylor, late
governor of Kentucky, has decided to
abandon politics, remove from Ken
tucky and accept the position of -exec-'
vtive manarr for the insurance com
pany, with ueadquarters at Indianap
olis. Ha Deserted His Wife In Germany.
Merrill, Wis., May 28. William Sle
vert, a resident of the Fourth ward In
!Us city, committed suicide yesterday .
morning at his home on North East
street. Sievert came to this city thir
teen years ago from Germany, desert- -ing
a wife in that country and marry
lngngaln when he reached America.
His second wife died about one year
ago and be was going to marry again
when the truth came out and his In
tended wife refused to marry. , ,
Baa Dsacle-K Bonaalas. :
li u.. 9M Tho Methodist.
CUKBgu, nmj " '
conference has adopted the minority
report on the amusement question.
This means that the position of the
church on card playing, dancing, and
amusements will remain as before.
The majority In favor of the minority
report is about forty. The discussion
on the amusement question was on
of the warmest ever known at a gen
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