Semi-weekly news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1895-1909, June 01, 1900, Image 1
FTTT"" " ' : - . " "" ' Linroln. N Ale.x Sclilesd state 'enphaJ MIW sly Mews -. ERAJLB j-. THE NEW. EHtatilahfd Nov.5,1891. PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JUNE 1, 1900. J UK liHJALl), hstabhshed April 10. lOCi f Consolidated Jan. 1. 18U5. VOL. IX. NO. 58. v: 7 - '5. ' 1 - ' : ;! f r i. 1 1 V t 1 i 4 CHINA IS NOW INVADED 3Iany 3 1 -1 1 ship 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 I'irst (.ate. 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 Chinese 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 others." 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 earl hquake. 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 capital. 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 policy. 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 Nek. ILLEGAL. Michigan Sr.mmt Court Suitains the 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 n Action foi $ 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 coconspirators. 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 loading shotguns. 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, AmalfaaiatedTWaat Katse. 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, General Run- Boer commando 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 dent Kmger. 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 in Pretoria. 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 I .... i . - .11 .... B .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 Wednesday. 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 of work. 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 ! absence. I 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 her. 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 Nevada, Stewart. 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 asked: he "Who is this person Peck?" I tlo not know, replied Jones or Arkansas. 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 exploded. 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 clew. 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 From Boer Capital Tuesday Noon. KBUGER'S ARMY GOT OFF IN TIME President Himself Abandons the Place forWaterval Boven. Those Left at Pretoria Organize Keep the Peace Ad Interim to British Officers lteleased to Look After Their Men. London, May 31. 'The following from Smith Afrifi ia rmKl ihfkil Iippu' I "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 - " T.kf Af I ,nitl-l.l 1 1 lit it tiui T -. . nr. . .w... u """" pointed to keep public order. ep public 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 been released: "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 British. "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 trate here. 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. JOdANNESHl'RO SURRENDERED. 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 here tonight." 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 escaped. 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 electric current. 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 Knox. THE NEWS IN BRIEF. Senator Hanna denies the report that hehas determined not to be the chairman of the new national Repub lican committee. 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 Marakesh. 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 splendid condition. 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. the M'KINLEY ONE OF THOSE PRESENT. Makes an Eloquent Kxteiupore Speech Confederate Veterans Uather In Memory or the "Lost Cause." 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 proved victorious. 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 all day. 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 comrades. 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 struck. No Bike Biding oa the Sidewalks. Owosso. Mich.. June 1. Tbe com-. moo council has passed an ordinance forbidding tbe riding of bicycle oa sidewalks.