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THE NEW. EHtatilahfd Nov.5,1891.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JUNE 1, 1900.
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Consolidated Jan. 1. 18U5.
VOL. IX. NO. 58.
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CHINA IS NOW INVADED
3Iany 3 1 -1 1
From l'on'i; War
(o to IVkin.
UNCLE SAM HAS A CONTINGENT.
Seven Officers and Fifty-Six Men March
w.th O.d Glory.
Five fjiiick-l'iriiig Guns Go with the
Coml. inatioii, Which lv lifted
to Have to I 'ight at the
London, June l. Tin- Berlin corre-sjw.ii.Ii-iit
i" I Ik' Daily .M.-i il says: "Tlie
German government takes ii serious
icw of 111'- situation in China. The
powcis arc resolved on armed inter
vention." 1'ekin, June 1. -Al 2:..o a. m. yestcr- I
l;iy the foreign envoys received the re-
lly of the Tsiiiig-li-Yniucu to their
ultimatum of Wednesday, calling upon
the Chinese ant Imiil ies to consent to
the landing of a force of marines to
colne to I'ckin to guard the legations.
The ultiiiiatuui lixe.l r a. in. yesterday
as the hour at or before which the re
ply mut be forthcoming. The Tsung-li-Yamcii
agreed to withdraw opimsi
tioii to the coining of the guards.
Why Alt i ( limbed Dunn.
Tien iVin, .Mine 1. A special train
Halted for Peking yesterday after
noon with the following forces: Amer
icans, 7 otiicers ami ." men; l'.ritish. 3
officers and 7"' men: Italians, V, otiicers
a nil ."'. men: French, o otiicers and 72
met;; Russian. 4 officers and 71 men;
Japanese, 2 officers and 124 men.
The foreign contingent also took
with them live quick-tiring guns. It
Is rumored that foreign will be op
pose! at the first gate of tin
capital. oiit:de the wall.
I'ciil Inn That icrinimy Takes.
Berlin, .line 1. The latest news
from China lias given rise to much
anxiety here. An official of the for
eign oilice made the following state
ment regarding the matter yesterday:
"The German naval commander at
Tsing Tail lias orders to act in con
junction witli the naval authorities
of the other jumris as circumstances
may require. The landing of marines
at Taku to go to l'ekin was ordered.
The report from the Flitted States that
2'Mmi Russians are advancing to help
the Chinese- is baseless. No power is
sustaining China. We know that Rus
sia will not separate herself from tiie
FREAK OF THE LIGHTNING.
I'nrtinlly l'flny a Soldiers" Monument
cm Momorittl Daiy.
Byron, Ills.. Jne Ml; Lightulng
tooii a hand in the Memorial Day ex
ercises in ISyroii and the result Is the
the partial destruction of the soldier's
monument here the tirst one erected
in Illinois after the dose- of the civil
Mar. A violent electrical storm
forced the crowds to retire to Gill's
hail to conclude the ceremonies, and
while the speaker of the day was call
ing the roll of the dead there came a
terriii crash, accompanied by a sheet
of tlame. shaking the ground like an
When the storm subsided it was
found the monument of white marble,
sta niling in the business center of
town, had Ihcii struck by the lolt. A
piece of the shaft proper, called the
waist." nearly live feet long and
eighteen inches thick, was ground into
fragments. The lower portion of the
waist, eight feet long and two feet
thick, fell iM'side the foundation stone,
while the heavy capstone landed in a
do.'vy.w.l 'en rods away.
Surmounting this monolith was an
American eagle ramiKint. of heroic
proportions. Thi eagle landed half a
block away, right side up on its pedes
tal, without a scritch.
(ioiiicz Krtni.ift to Culia.
Santiago tie Cuba, 7une l. General
Maximo Comez an'ved yesterday
morning from Santo L'omingo and
spent the day with the politi -lal lead
ers of the black party, who are jubi
lant over his return. He positively
declined to be interviewed, would not
talk on Cuban or Dominican jolities,
and was altogether in a bad humor.
The papers favoring the black party
declared that the return of Gomez's
means the "failure of the conspiracy
of the Americans. Spaniards and Kng--lish
to annex Cuba." General Gomez
left last evening for Havana.
Thou- lSampncPfttis Texn l'lier.
Dallas. Tex.. June 1. Tremendous
rains have fallen in the la! two days.
The rise in the Ilrazos at Waco since
lat night is twenty-three feet and the
river is still rising six inches an hour.
It is out of its hanks and much alarm
is felt. I'.astrop reports the Colorado
river rising. The Trinity at Dallas
has run out of its banks.
Will Maltr a Sliow of Hi in.
Caracas. Venezuela. June. 1. Gen
Davila. commander of the government
troops in the victorious engagement
lat Sunday with General Hernandez,
which resulted in the capture of the
latter near Tierra Negra, has brought
the insurgent leader to Caracas and
will exhibit him in the streets of the
Calls I t Class I.rgKlaf ion.
Stillwater, Minn.. May 31. Judge
W. C. Williston. of the district court,
holds the plumbers' law to be invalid.
M. M. I'easlee had a sub-contract uu-
,J,'r1t.he1lVv-Vt'r ,,"'V,,I."S company of
i .., ioi sum m intiug at the coun-
i.v jau. ceasiee garuisheed funds in
the hands of the general contractor.
The Dwyer company pleaded that
Peaslee was not a plumber licensed
under the state law. .Judge Williston
orders findings for Peaslee, and de
clares that the plumbers' license law is
class legislation and against public
British Occupy HridelburK.
Cape Town. June 1. The British
have occupied Ileidelburg. on the rail
road connecting Johannesburg with
the Transvaal frontier town of Volks
rust, on the Natal frontier near Laings
Michigan Sr.mmt Court Suitains
Autl-8onday Ball Law.
Lansing. Mich.. . Jun L The su
preme court has affirmed the constitu
tionality of the law prohibiting Sunday
base ball. The court has reversed the
judgment of $2,000 secured by Sheriff
Scougale, of Shiawassee county,
against Rev. John Sweet, presiding
elder of the M. E. church at Owosso,
and ordered a new trial. '- Sheriff
Scotigale refused to stop a game of
base ball on Sunday and Sweet pub
lished an open letter accusing Sehou
gale of violating his oath of office,
charging him with perjury and de
manding that he resign.
Schougale sued for libel and secured
a judgment of $2,000, and Sweet ap
pealed. The opinion of the court over
ruling the judgment of the Shiawassee
circuit court is written by Justice
Grant, who discusses the subject at
considerable length. The constitution
ality of the law preventing Sunday
ball playing is sustained, and the duty
or me sherirr to eniorce it is piainiy
set forth, and the sheriff's statement
that he relUl upon the manager of the
j ball team to notify him of the game Is
' made to appear In a ridiculous light.
SUES HUSBAND AND SON.
Sensational Allegation. In
$ 45,000 Damages.
Shelbyville, Ind., June 1. One of
the most sensational suits ever filed
in the Shelbyville court was filed by
Mrs. Alice Stewart yesterday. Mrs.
Stewart was married to Dr. James K.
Stewart twenty years ago. Some
time ago, the complaint says, their son
Arthur induced his father to leave
their home in Fairlaud, this county,
and come to this city, deserting his
wife. An Incendiary set fire to the
Fairland home and Mrs. Stewart was
badly burned. While she was con
valescent a lunacy commission de
clared her insane, and then the 6on
Arthur decoyed her to Indianapolis
and to an asylum, where she remained
from Nov. 10, lsyS. to April 1, 1S09.
Iuring this time her husband se
cured a divorce anif disposed of valu
able property for the son's benefit.
Mrs. Stewart now alleges that she
was the victim of a conspiracy on the
part of her husband and son, and she
asks $2o,kii damages from the mem
bers of the commission Dr. FV E.
. Rav. Dr. T. S. Junes. Justice Oattesou
and Justice Mazee and other alleged
ST. LOUIS CALL AN ARMY.
Wants 2,.00 Men to Keinforce tbe Police
During; the Strike.
St. Louis, June 1. The board of
Iolice commissioners at a meeting yes
terday afternoon ordered the sheriff to
swear in 1..VKJ special deputies In ad
dition to the l,oi H) previously provided
for. This will place 2,500 armed men
at the disposal of the police depart
ment besides the regular policemen
and the specials.
The board had already ordered the
swearing in of l.CKX) special deputies
to be taken from the ranks of sub
stantial citizens, not those of the
rough element and armed with breech
Well-Known Waukesha Woman Dead .
Wauk.fjlfa. WW, June l-Monday
evening at a late hour ocourred tbo
death of Mrs. Bridget LaugWin at the
family home on College avenlue. Her
death was the result of a fall about
eighteen weeks ago, from which she
received a broken thigh. Tie walks
at that time were very slippery from
a recent sleet and In stepping out of
the door she fell. Mrs. Laughlia was
born in County Tylrone, Ireland, 73
years ago, and us JJridget LaugUlicm
was married and came to the United
States to live. She. bad resided in Wau
kesha for forty-five years and has a
wide circle of a(paint3Cff
Arrested fop Embezzlement.
Galesville, Wis., June 1. William
rarterson, a resident of Trempealeau,
has been arrested upon the charge of
embezzlement preferred by Wi SI. Al
len, in whose employ Patterson had
been as a collector. After having col
lected a considerable sum for Allen,
Patterson failed to make returns and
after being pressed for payment he
claimed that he had been robbed of
the amount. The story Is that a burg
lar entered his room in the night and
relied his pockets. It Is said that Pat
terson did not inform his family, or
Allen, of his loss until hard pressed for
payment several days after.
Itoers to Visit Davenport.
Davenport. Ia.. June 1. Word has
been received from the Poor peace
envoys that they will lie In Davenport
June ! and a committee of prominent
citizens, headed by ex-Mayor UaJier,
already has the arrangements nearly
completed for a monster demonstra
tion here, in which ail the principal
towns of western Illinois and eastern
Iowa will take part. Representative
l.ontz and Governor Llnd, of Minne
fota, Wednesday accepted invitations
to sjeak and Webster Davis and other
prominent men will be asked to join
in the celebration.
At Father AltGlynn'a Grave.
New York, June 1. The Memorial
day service at the grave of Father
MeGIynn was marked by bitter denun
ciations of those In tiiw Catholic church
who had disciplined the priest for his
theories as to economic questions. At
least 3,000 persons were in the vicin
ity of th grave, and a the Ilev. Dr.
R. I.. Burtsell and others declared that
Dr. McGlynn had been a martyr to
the principles be advocated, the people
forgot the solemnity of tbe occasion
and cheered. The grave and fte mon
ument at the head were tott complete
ly covered with floweri. The offer
ings were made tip of ' hundreds of
small contributions brought by those
who loved Dr. McGlynq,
Indianapolis, June 1 The -vnalga-mated
Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin Workers' adjourned Wednesday.
T. J. Shaffer waa elected president.
and John Williams secretary. The
fuew scale as adopted calls for an act-
llal advance of 10 ner cent., and. the
association la determined to fix the
wages for the coming scale year on
this basis. This means an advance
of 5 per cent, on card rate and an equal
advance on the scale of prices.
General Otis to Land Soon.
Washington, June 1. Surgeon Gen
eral Sternberg says that the delay In
General Otis' landing at San Francisco
will be very short, and the quarantine
officials will probably pass him
through as soon as the effects have
been thoroughly fumigated, assuming
that he has not been personally in con
tact with any of the smallpox cases,
which are on board the transport.
SUNDAY PLAYING IS
IT IS SOME TOO RAPID
War News Is a Little Faster
Thau the Kvents.
PRETORIA NOT TAKEN .WEDNESDAY
Johannesburg, However, Is Officially
Occupied by the British.
Ilundle Has a Battle with the Burgh
en in Which He loosen Forty -Five
Killed Kruger Ha
Lieft the Capital.
London, June 1.
A Cape Town cable
i dated yesterday says: '
jie La3 defeated a i0,
at Senekal. His casualties were forty-five
killed and many wounded.
Lord Roberts reports that Johan
nesburg was occupied yesterday by the
British troops. In a telegram dated yes
terday, 2 p. m., as follows: "Her ma
jesty's forces are now In possession
COVKR.VMF.NT BFTLDINO. PRETORIA.
of Johannesburg and the British flag
floats over the government buildings."
The war oilice here knows nothing
aliout the reported capture of Presi
l'rrtoria "In the Air" as It Were.
Belated messages from Pretoria con
firm the reiHjrts of the departuie of
President Kruger with his cabinet and
staff officials Tuesday night, and the of Mr an(1 Mrs Broehm. ages rang
selectiou at a meeting of citizens of a ? stevens a
committee to administer the city pro- ln rrom - to " ". Me ens, a
visinnally. Since these telegrams kft i brother of Mrs. Brohem. The cause of
on Wednesday nothing apparently has the explosion is not known. The sup-
leached Lourenzo Marques by tele
graph from Pretoria. Possibly the
wires have leeu cut. Possibly the
Boer censorship at some Intermediate
isvint intercepts telegrams. Although
the war office has not received a word
a1out it. no one in London harbors
the idea that the Boer capital Is not
already in the hands of the British or
alout to be there. The possession of
Johannesburg, at all events, as Lord
Itoln-rts has telegraphed, is a fact.
State's Attorney Smuts did not depart
with President Kruger. but remained
1 5oc n Are Trekking K: a' ward.
The present seat of the Boer gov
ernment, according lo a dispatch from
Lourenzo Marques dated yestrd.iy, is
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.uxmii-imrg, inn u win piooitoiy if
shifted further east. The Boers lately
confronting Iord Ilobert-s appear to
have gone eastward also, toward 'the
Lydenburg region. The defenders of
Laing's nek, when their xsitioii be
comes too perilous, will probably trek
straight northward toward Lydenburg.
When this concentration takes place
there will be jHissiidy iM.ooo men who
may hold out for a time, with scat
tered bands of guerrillas.
May Make a Desperate Stand.
A corresiMHident telegraphing from
Gerinistou says: "I learn that the
Boers are massing six miles south of
Pretoria, for a new .and desierate
stand, with a front of twelve miles."
Other minors in the camp of Lord
Bobeits are that President Kruger is
ill at Lydenburg and that the am
munition of the Boers is running short.
M. II. Donohoe. the correspondent of
The Daily Chronicle, was captured
BSINGS DISGRACE ON HIS HEAD.
Sir Kdwfn Arnold's Son a Fugitive Ai
r nel of Stealing:.
San Francisco. June 1. Julian B.
Arnold, son of Sir LMwin Arnold, who
was arrested here last week on a
charge of embezzling from the estate
of a client, and who first agreed to re
turn to Kngland vyjthout a contest, has
decided to light extradition, and his
attorneys have already taken steps to
bring the matter into the courts of this
country. It is said that Arnold's
change of mind was brought about by
news from Kngland that his. creditors
are harassing his father in order to
make the latter pay his son's debts.
Heavy Kains in Indiana.
Indianapolis, lnd.. .June 1. The
heaviest rain of the season has oc
curred in the central section of this
state during the last twenty-four
hours. Trains on all roads centering
here ran with caution. At Fontenet.
Vigo county, a washout oeurred on the
Big Four. The roadbed for some dis
tancewas swept away by a cloudburst.
It was discovered by Engineer Knick
erbocker. Trailie was much delayed
and crops were damaged.
Injunction Was All Wrong.
New York, June 1. Justice An
drews, In the supreme court, has dis
solvd the sweeping injunction against
the Cigar-Makers' union, which pro
hibited the payment by ineinlers of
the union of strike lienefits and prac
tically made it unlawful to contribute
to the supjxirt of a striker's family
when the he-ad of the bouse was out
Miles City. Mont.. June 1. The
Northern Pacific Express office was
roblied yesterday of a .?.".(nh package
and received for the sale of tick
ets. Fred Morrow, night operator, was
acting for Station Agent Gipson. and i
the money was taken during Morrow's !
Ueneralfotis at "Frlsto. 1
San Francisco. May 31. The trans-j
port Meade arrived from Manila last
night with Major General K. S. Otis
aboard. As the transport entered the
harbor a salute of thirteen guns was
fired, and a nunilier of gaily decorated
tugs and launches went out to meet
Suicided with Carbolic Acid,
Bay City. Ind., May 31. Alice Tra
vis, IS years of age.swallowed carbolic
acid in West Bay City with suicidal
intent and died shortly afterward. Her
brother had upbraided her for alleged
Improper conduct and she swallowed
the itoison In his oresenee
WHO IS "THE PERSON PECXf
Information Wanted by the Senator from
Washington, June 1. The senate
put in some time yesterday discussing
the expenses of Commissioner General
Peck at tbe Paris exposition. The
question was what had Peck done
with the $400,000 he had spent' and It
rKRDIKAKD W. PECX.
seems that Stewart of Nevada was In
the dark an another subject, for
"Who is this person Peck?"
I tlo not know, replied Jones or
t.f m 1... I - 1... . I. .n. n t
ii. iic i a onsiiicBB mau, Busgrsiru
Stewart, mere uiigiti ue u (suspicion
of his honesty; If not. his recklessness
may be attributed to his Ignorance."
"What I complain of," continued
Jones, "is not that the committees of
congress have not acted with due
diligence, but that no detailed state
ments of the expenditure of public
money have been made."
Six Killed by Dynamite.
Milwauke. Wis.. June 1. A Sentinel
special from Brillion, Wis., says six
persons were killed by an explosion of
dynamite in the home of William
Broehm at Forest Junction about eight
miles from Brillion at an early hour
yesterday. The dead are: William
I Broehm. Mrs. Broehm; three children
position is that about twelve pounds
of the deadly explosive was too near
the stove and became over-heated and
WILL PROSECUTE GOHIER.
First Measure Taken by the New French
Minister of M ar.
Paris, June 1. The first measure of
the new minister of war. General An
dre, on taking over the war office, is
an order for the prosecution of the
Dreyfusard pajH-r, The Aurora, for an
article by Urbain Gohier attacking the
headquarters' staff In connection with
the Captain Fritsch affaiv. "These of
ficer tletecilves," said M. Gohair, "in
case of war. would sell to the enemy
our rorts, armies ana provinces, as
they sold them before In time of
peace. They engage In jobbery in
army contracts, sell crosses of honor
and all sorts of dcuments. When
they do not iiossess authentic docu
ments they manufacture forgeries, for
the military trade is the school of trea
son, as it is of lying, stealing and mur
der." M. Gohier is the author of the book
"The Army Against the Nation,"
which created such an outcry on ac
count of Its denunciation of the army,
and for which he was prosecuted. Gen
eral Andre has requested the minister
of justice, M. Monis, to take proceed
ings and this was the step announced
at the cabinet council.
Tortured by Masked Robbers.
Zanesville, O.. June 1. James Fln
negan, a recluse living in the northern
part of Perry county, was fatally tor
tured by masked robbers. The old
man could not be made to tell where
his money was hidden and the rob
bers beat and burned him with a red
hot shovel until he was unconscious.
They then gagged him. covered him
with a feather bed and left him to
die. He was found by neighbors and
cannot live till morning. There Is no
Klopers Ride in a Box Car.
Fort Scott, Kan., June 1. By the
assistance ef trainmen and by riding
100 mill's In an empty box car Coun
cilman Timothy Noonan and Miss Nina
Baker, the young Chicago girl for
whom a warrant was Issued on com
plaint of her mother, made their es
cape from this city. They went to
Kansas City, but have not yet been
apprehended. Mrs. Baker is still eager
to find them and now she wants Noo
nan prosecuted for a felony.
Northcott for Vice President.
Clinton, Ia. June 1. Lieutenant
Governor W. A. Northcott of Illinois.
who delivered an oration here Memor
ial Day. announced to a number of po
litical friends that be is a candidate
for the Republican nomination for vice
president, subject to the Judgment of
the Illinois delegation to Philadelphia.
He has been renominated for a second
four years term as lieutenant governor
and Is the head officer f the Modem
m oodmen of America.
Duke's Son Prisoner.
London, June 1. Lord Cecil Man
ners, son of the Duke of Rutland, and
who Is act lug as a newspaper corre
spondent, was among the prisoners
captured by the Boers during Lord
Roberts' advance May 29.
'Frisco's Chinatown Quarantined.
San Francisco, May 31. The board
of health has ordered Chinatown
quarantined, and Chief of Police Sul
livan has posted policemen at every
point of Ingress or egress to prevent
any one not provided with a certificate
from entering or leaving that district.
Boy Killed by a Train.
Oshkosh, Wis., May 31. George
Kussow, of Depere, fell between the
cars of a freight train at Winnebago
and received Injuries that caused his
death. He was 1G years of age.
Professors Go to the Circus.
Berlin, May 31. Seventy German
professors, including Professor Vlr
chow and Dr. von Leyden, visited
Barnum and Bailey's circus.
The Switchmen's union in conven
tion at Detroit elected F. T. Hawley,
of Chicago, grand master and J. E.
Tipton grand secretary.
BRITISH AT PRETORIA
Two Hours March
Capital Tuesday Noon.
KBUGER'S ARMY GOT OFF IN TIME
President Himself Abandons the Place
Those Left at Pretoria Organize
Keep the Peace Ad Interim
British Officers lteleased to
Look After Their Men.
London, May 31. 'The following
from Smith Afrifi ia rmKl ihfkil Iippu'
"Pretoria, May 30. British officers '
are now at Johaanuesburg dictating
terms of surrender. The British ad
vance guard is half way between
Johannesburg and Pretoria. It Is re- '
ported that there Is a force also at
Hatlierly. All the forces have been
! dismissed from the forts around Pre-
toria. President Kmger Is now at
Watervalboven. At a public meeting
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pointed to keep public order.
British Occupy Pretoria.
The Daily Mail publishes the follow
ing dispatch from the Earl of Rosslyn.
who was a prisoner at Pretoria, -but
who, as a civilian, appears to have
"Pretoria, May CO, 11:40 a. m. Pre
toria, May 30, 11:40 a. m. I'retoria
will be occupied in aliout two hours,
without resistance. The president has
gone to Watervalboven. Burgomaster
de Souza is authorizd to receive the
British. He, with an influential com
mittee of citizens, including Chief Jus
tice Gregorowskl, has been appointed
to preserve life and property during 1
the interregnum. Everything Is quiet,
but crowds are awaiting expectantly
in Church square for the arrival of the
"Fearing a possible disturbance and
bloodshed among the prisoners of war
at Waterval United States Consul Hay
and Leigh Wood insisted upon twenty
c ulcers being lilierated on parole to go
to the men. Their action cannot be
too highly praised. I was permitted
to accompany the officers. Every
thing was quiet.
Railway to the Coast Closed.
Lourenzo Marques, May 30. The
goods traffic between here and the
Transvaal was officially closed today,
the reason apparently being the mili
tary movements in progress. A Trans
vaal Boer commando has arrived at
Komati Poort. All the Portuguese
troops have been ordered to be in
readiness to proceed to the frontier
and the Portuguese fleet along the
coast has received orders to concen
War Office Has no News.
Yesterday at noon the British were
only about two hours' march from
I'retoria, and the Boer military forces
had abandoned the city. This intel
ligence comes from the Reuter agent
at the Tranvaal capital and from the
Earl of Rosslyn, in a press dispatch.
The two message's left about the same
time. At 2 o'clock this morning the
war office had received no news from
Lord Roberts which the officials would
make public, but it is assuinesd that
the press advices are correct. Most of
the London morning papers, through
the courtesy of The Daily Mail, print
Lord Rosslyn's dispatch and comment
upon it, treating the war as ended.
Some of the more cautious critics
think that guerilla warfare is likely
to be carried on for some time in var
ious parts of the conquered territory.
AH the Boer Forres Dissolving; location
of Waterval Boven.
A dispatch from Lourenzo Marques,
dated yesterday, sajs: "Commandant
Kraus has surrendered Johannesburg
to Lord Roberts. By to-night's train
from I'retoria arrived a few Greeks
who say they were told to leave Pre
toria Tuesday. They affirm that the
train in which they left was shelled
by the British, and that half of the
train was cut off, the remainder steam
ing away. This incident probably oc
curred at Elandsfonteln Junction.
Passengers from I'retoria assert that
the town Is utterly demoralized. There
Is a mad rush for the coast. Five
train loads of fugitives are expected
All the Boer forevs are dissolving.
Iirge bodies of Boers must still be
somewhere In the field. Waterval
Boven, or Waterfall Boven, is 130
miles due east of Pretoria on the
Delagoa Bay railway. It should not be
confused with Waterval, ten miles
north of I'retoria, where the British
prisoners are. Waterval Boven is a
mal place in a mountainous country.
The seat of the Boer government
what there Is left of It will probably
be Lydenburg, to the north.
The Lourenzo Marquez' correspon
dents things the border trouble be
tween the Transvaal and Portugal may
come toa head at anv moment. Komati
bridge is strongly defended. Yester
day the Portuguese authorities were
preparing to resist a possible engage
ment. A mule battery was sent to the
frontier. The Lourenzo Marques' cor
respondent of The Times says: "It
would not be surprising if a large pro
portion of the rebel Dutch sought tem
porary refuge on Portuguese territory.
Although the authorities here are re
ticent, they are not blind to such a
possibility." It Is reported that a spe
cial train from Pretoria, with fugitives,
was derailed on tne Transvaal side
of Komati Poort, a number of passen
gers being killed or Injured.
By the release of the British pris
oners at Waterval a full brigade will
be added to the army of Lord Roberts,
as there were 177 officers and 4.182
privates among them. Events else--vbers
In the field of war seem to
dwindle In comparison. General Hun
ter re-enetered the Transvaal at Marl
bogopan Tuesday. The advance was
made off the railway. Water is scarce
and all the farm are deserted. Yes
terday General Hunter reached Geys
drop with ten days' supplies. Maribo
gopan Is half way between Vryburg
and Mafeking. Gevulrop .is from
twelve to nrteen miles east. General
Hunter meets wltb no resistance.
General Baden-Powell la invading
further north without opposition, Com-
j mandaut Snyinau having gone toward
I'retoria. In northern Natal Utrecht
has surrendered to General Hildyard
and General Lyttleton is moving to
moving ryheid. Three different cor
respondents estimate the number of
Boers at Laing's nek at about 10.000.
Two Australians who escaped from
Pretoria on April 2S, have arrived at
Mafeking. They complain bitterly of
the treatment at Pretoria.
BOXEKS ON TOP IN CHINA.
Governmet Troops Fraternise With the
Rebels When they Meet.
London, May 31. The Daily Ex-
( press has the following telegram from
siiangnai, aatea xuesuay: "ine re
bellion continues to grow in intensity
and the gravest fears are entertained
of its ultimate extent. The foreign
j envoys at Pekln, fearing a massacre
within the capital, have decided to
bring up tbe guards of the legations.
The rebels arenow massing outside of
Pekin, and their numbers are reported
to be constantly augmenting.
The Imperial troops who were sent
to disperse the rebels found themselves
hopelessly outnumbered. Several hun
dred were killed, when most of the re
maining troops went over to the rebels.
They are now marching side by aide.
It is believed that the Boxers have tbe
sympathy of the entire Manebu nnny
In the anti-foreign crusade, and there
,s no doul)t that th nave the
tenance or the Ktnpress Uowager ana
of Prince Chlng.
HOLIDAY BASE BALL GANES.
Two in Each Town Where Play Was
I Scheduled of Both Leagues.
I Chicago, May 31. The weathqr was
pretty good to base ball yesterday and
I nearly all the scheduled games were
played. League scores: (Morning) At
Philadelphia Chicago 2, Philadelphia
5; at Brooklyn St. Louis 5, Brooklyn
1; at Boston Cincinnati 4, Boston 6;
at New York Pittsburg 7, Nett York
ii. (Afternoon) At Brooklyn -St. tiOOis
11, Brooklyn 0; at Philadelphia Chi
cago 3, Philadelphia 13; at Boston
Cincinnati 3, Boston 7; at New York
Pitttsburg 1. New York 9.
American League: At Chicago
Chicago 1, Kansas City 2: at Indi
anapolis wet grounds; at Milwaukee
Milwaukke 5, Minneapolis 4: at
Buffalo Buffalo 4, Cleveland 7. After
noon: At Milwaukee Milwaukee 3,
Minneapolis 5; at Chicago Chicago 7,
Kansas City 8; at Buffalo Buffalo 0,
Cleveland 7: at Indlauapolis-wlndi-anapoiis
4, Detroit 3.
Arrested for Killing Her BaW.
Springfield, Ills., May 31. After bav
in? tieen on her trail fourteen Tears.
and locating her at Peoria andfVtner
cities, the police of Springfield have I
been notified of the arrest at Chicago
of Ella Lee. who went under the name
there of Ella La Clared. Tbe woman
was arrested here In 1886 for murder
ing her babe at home In this city and
throwing the body Into a well, where
it was found. She and two other
women while in jail here secured the
keys back of tbe door of the jail and
Michigan Republican Convention.
Grand Rapids. Mich., May 31. The
Republican state central committee
has decided to hold the state
convention in Grand Rapids on Jane
27. D. I. Markey, of Port Huroa, will
be temporary chairman; Dennla Al-
ward, of Clare, was elected secretary,
and Homer Warren, of Detrelt, treas- j
urer. They are favorable to the Dtml-
naton of D. M. Ferry, the millionaire ,
Detroit seed man, for governor.
Died in His Own Doorway.
Sheridan, Ind., May 31. While a
storm was sweeping over this vicinity.
lightning struck a post In the doorway
of John Cranfield, three miles east of
here, and Cranfield, who was standing
in the doorway of hi homo was in
stantly killed. His body was fright
fully burned. His younger son, who
was In the yard, and who was bare
footed, had bis legs blistered ty tbe
One Killed, Two Fatally II art.
Pittsburg, May 31. One man was
killed outright, two were fatally hurt
and five others badly injured by the
collapse of a traveling crane at the
plant of the Totten and Hogg Iron and
Steel Foundry company. The dead
man is Joseph Kwalka. and the fatally
Injured are George Dodson and George
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Senator Hanna denies the report
that hehas determined not to be the
chairman of the new national Repub
All the branch houses of the. Na
tional Tube company in the country,
except those located In New lork, Chi
cago, San Francisco and Pittsburg will
be permanently closed on June 1.
Menorial Day was observed at
Manila as a general holiday.
Ahmed Ben Mussa, the late grand
vizier of Morocco, left a furtune of
1,000,000 sterling, which was stored
in the fortress of the palace at
Five cases of. yellow fever have
broken out at Santa Clara, Cuba,
among men of the Second cavalry who
have married Cuban women and live
out of the barracks.
Colonel C. P. Atmore. general pas
senger agent of the Louisville and
Nashville railroad, died suddenly
luesuay or apoplexy.
The will of the late Nathaniel P.
Hill, former United States senator
from Colorado, disposes of about $4,-
One thousand Nebraskans will
march in the parade arranged by the
local committee at Kansas City for the
Democratic national convention bere
on July 4.
Drought BroBea by a Bala.
Milbank, S. D.. Mar 31. All D-
prehensions about the crops are over.
a nne shower fell Monday afternoon
which will put the wheat crop in
Only Nineteen and Still Growing.
Brownsburg. Ind.. May 31. John !
Lee, son of Martin Lee, who reside
near here, Is now In bis 19th year, and
is six reet seven inches tall and weighs
over ITuO pounds.
Bis Foot Torn to Shreds.
Tower, Mich., May 31. Melvin Wil
son, 22 years old, lost his right foot
In G. E. Kuchle's lath mill. His foot
was drawn Into the bolting saw and
torn to shreds.
BLUE AND GRAY MEET
Shoulder to Shoulder on
Once Bloody Field.
M'KINLEY ONE OF THOSE PRESENT.
Makes an Eloquent Kxteiupore Speech
Confederate Veterans Uather
In Memory or the "Lost
Hagerstown. Md., May 31. Another
link in the chain which binds together
tbe once warring factions of the north
and south was forged yesterday by the
dedication of a monument erected to
the memory of men who wore the gray '
as well as those who wore the blue,
and who died in mortal combat on tbe
bloody field ot Antietam. The event,
which is probably without a parallel
In the history of the world, was graced
by the presence of the president of the
United States, accompanied by many
members of his cabinet; a score or
more of UnltedvStates senators, thrice
as many representatives, the governor
of Maryland, and promiuent men from
all parts of the country. There also
were present hundreds of veteran
who fought for the "lost cause," and
thousands who fought for the side that
Americans Shoulder to Shoulder.
Side by side, shoulder to shoulder,
they stood wltb uncovered heads
throughout the ceremony which
marked the conveyance of the mouu
ment from the state of Maryland to
the national government. All ani
mosities forgotten they listened to the
simple stories of those who told of tbe
heroism of the dead and of tbe desper
ate struggles of those who survived'
the battle and still live to tell the
many incidents of tbe day of carnage
and stife. A great crowd of others
who had come from the adjoining
country to witness the spectacle, and
to greet the chief executive of the na
tion, aided by their presence the im
press lveuess of the ceremony and
added to the significance of tbe oc
casion. Before the dedication begnu
a fine procession of veterans of the
war of both armies passed In review
before the president.
Programme of the Ceremonies.
The dedicatory ceremonies werw
opeued by Colouel Benjamin E. Tay
lor, who introduced General Henry K.
Douglass, director of ceremonies.
Prayer was offered by Rev. B. F.
Clarkson, who was followed by Gov
ernor John Walter Smith lu an ad
dress of welcome. Colonel Taylor, as
president of the Antietam Battlefield
Commission of Maryland, then pre
sented the monument to the national
government, and the Hon. Ellhu Root,
secretary of war. in a brief address,
accepted It on behalf of the United
States. Then followed short addresses,
and the closing spech was delivered
by the president who, though be bad
not been expected to speak, delivered
a very eloquent oration.
CONFEDERATES IN COUNCIL.
Men Who Wore the Gray Met at Louisville
Weather Is I'mpropltlous,
Louisville, May 31. Surrounded by
waving banners bearing the cross of
the Confederacy, listening to the
cheers from the throats of 3,000 men
who wore the gray, and confronted by
the waving handkerchiefs of hundreds
of ladies. General John B. Gordon,
commander of tbe United Confederate
Veterans, yesterday formally opened
the tenth annual reunion of the or
der, which in ioiut of attendance Is
already the largest ever held sine th
inception of the organization, and
which In respect to its welfare and
prosperity promises to be the most im
portant it has ever held. All things
considered to make the occasion a suc
cess with the exception of the weath
er, which was about as disagreeable
as well could be. Practically it raiued
For an hour previous to the time set
for tbe opening of the meeting the vet
erans and their friends made their way
in a steady stream to the ball and by
11:30 It was well filled. A portlou of
tbe Georgia delegation beaded by a
drum corps came marching in making
the building ring with martial music
and calling forth cheers from those
assembled in the hall. The delegation
carried a large Confederate flag which
it waved with yells and cheers. Major
General J. W. Poyntz, the presiding
officer followed them closely and re--ceived
a warm greeting. The clebrlties
then came in a string, aud all of them
received warm greetings from their
A veteran from Georgia waked the
crowd to genuine enthusiasm when he
came In carrying the old battle flag
of the Third Georgia Infantry. Scarce
ly had he taken his seat when the
band struck up "Dixie" aad then came
the old rebel yell: and It came with a
fire and vigor that never was surpassed
during the days of the war. Again
and again the cheers of the crowd
rang out, old men sprang to their feet,
waved their hats and arms wildly, and
gave the yell again and again.
Scarcely had the first band ceased
its work, when another at the back of
the platform struck up "The Bonnie -Blue
Flag" and then the enthusiasm .
came as fresh and as strong as though
there had been none that went before, "
"My Maryland" and other songs of the
war time followed, and all of them
received the same warm reception. The ,
proceedings of the first day were whol
ly preliminary and oratorical, the feat
ure of the oratory being Gordon's '
speech which, it goes without saying. , r
was eloquent in the highest degree. .
One Preacher's View of War. ;
Northvllle. Mich.. May 31. Rev. .
William H. Lloyd, in a memorial ser
mon on "The' Mission of War," de
clared that war Is a means in God's
hands, wherebv the world is rid of -
deposit Ism ; better social order secured,
and ineaualities among men put away,
and is ordained for the overturning of
evil of every kind.
Railway Boring for Water.
Wavne. Mich.. June 1. The Michi
gan Central railroad has again begun
boring for water here. This time the
work will be continued until a flow Is
No Bike Biding oa the Sidewalks.
Owosso. Mich.. June 1. Tbe com-.
moo council has passed an ordinance
forbidding tbe riding of bicycle oa
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