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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JUNE 5, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 5.1.
THE NEWS, Eatablshed Nov.5, . consolidated Jan. 1. lsi5.
Til K H KKA Ll, Established April 10. 1.HC4. f ,-UD3U,IU,"'ou '
BYNDM HIS TO WAIT
Atraicl to Let His Appointment
tio to a Vote of the Senate.
ULAYTOB-BULWUR TEEATYEOBS UP
Morgan IroMe! to Abrogate It by
ItCKolution KPHSunii lie CJivc
CH?ur tl'Alene Keiort
Washington, June 5. The senate
was in executive session for three
Lours yesterday, dividing its time be
twwn an extradition treaty which has
ix'tu negotiated re-eutly with the re
public of Switzerland and the nomina
tion of Hon. W. 1. ISynum to be gen
eral appraiser of merchandise at New
York. The treaty was ratified without
division after-Some slight verbal
amendments. When the treaty was
dis(osed of the I'.yuuni nomination
was taken up and its consideration,
pressed by senators who opiosed con
firmation on fh.? tin-wry that
If a. vote could Ix- secured
confirmation would be defeated. Fair
banks, as P.yuum's friend and chief
supiMMter, opimsed consideration, and
failing in his purpose moved to recom
mit the nomination to the committee
on finance. This motion was lost by a
ote of Jl' to 3 4. Fairbanks then took
the tloor and spoke for the remaining
two hours of the exH-utive session.
Abrogation of a Trenty l'ropuil.
Morgan yesterday favorably re
ported the resolution for the abroga
tion of the Ciaytou-Hulwer treaty, one
of the most important matters that
has come before this congress. lie
olso defended the projiosed action in
au extended report which says: "If
the Claytou-Bulwer treaty stands in
the way of the purioses of our gov
ernment It must give way to the para
mount law if the house bill is enacted
into a statute of the United States."
He admits, however, that it Is a ques
tion whether it is an obstruction. The
effect of the Hay-Pauucefote negotia
tion is discussed in detail, and the con
clusion is drawn that "as to all that
relates to the canal, the Hay-Paunce-fote
treaty, if It is ratiiied terminates
and abrogates the Claytou-Bulwer
Should Abrogate If John Cnlt Insist.
In conclusion the report says "if the
Claytou-Bulwer treaty is iu force and
If Great Britain so insists, it is the
clear duty of congress to declare that
It h abrogated. If this reso
lution Is rejected and the Ilay-Paunce-fote
treaty Is uot ratitied, we will be
left to the alternative we should now
ao-ept of declaring that the Claytou
Bulwer treaty cauuot stand as a per
petual barrier, if such is the pleasure
of Great Britain, against the right of
the United States to construct and
own a ship canal in connection with
Costa Itica and Nicaragua to connect
the waters of the Atlautic and Pacific
Says the House Dill Should Pass.
"The passage of the house bill now
la nding should be the first step In this
Indispensable movement: and the sen
ate should not iermit the conclusion
It may reach on the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, which is a minor consideration.
olstruot the will of the majority of
this lody In its action on the house
RKI'OUT ON Til K (OI EK D ALKXK
Minority Give Its Views of the Ac tion of
Washington, June 5. The minority
report on the Couer d'Alene investiga
tion was given out yesterday by Lentz
of Ohio ami Hay of Virginia, who
drafted it. The minority declares that
there was absolutely no rioting in
Shoshone county, Idaho, after April
20, iSifj after the mills were dyna
mited; that when the United States
troops arrived upon the scene quiet
had ben restored, and no resistance
was being made to the state author
ities, who were arresting as rapidly
as possible those who were suspected
of being implicated in the crime of
April 2, IKK).
It is maintained by the minority
that the troops sent to Idaho by the
president of the United States, con
tinued to le under the control of the
president, and that the military com
mander in command could only use
the troops in aid of the civil authorities
of the state to preserve peace and
order and prevent resistance being
made by lawless persons to the process
of the courts and the proper civil au
thorities of the state. The president
of the United States has kept and is
still keeping soldiers In that commun
ity, aun by so doing is upholding a
tyrannical course of conduct pursued
by the governor of Idaho.
The report then points to pretty
much every important act of the
troops in the matter as flagrant
troops in the mater as a flagrant
Instance of abuse of power and vio-
Ished from the evidence adduced be
fore the committee that General Mer
riam was wholly mistaken as to his
flowers and duties; that his eouduct
has resulted in the gravest injuries
to the liberty of the citizens and the
rights of inividuals."
"It was the duty of General Mer
riam aud of the president of the
United states to inquire Into the
causes and reasons for the detention
of so many American citizens (miners
Leld for implication in the Warduer
outrage v The pleu that Gen
eral Merriam was acting at the re
quest of the governor of Idaho and his
state representative, Bartlett Sinclair,
is not good. Neither the governor nor
Sinclair had the right to violate the
law. And General Merriam knew it.
or should have known it." Then the
governor is condemened for not calling
Belolt, Wis., June 2. While visit
ing her sister, who Is employed in the
family of W. II. Grinnell, Miss Mary
llaug, of Stewart. Wis., fell dead in
the house yesterday.
Addition to Carroll College.
Waukesha. Wis., June 2. Yesterday
Governor S-ofield laid the corner stone
of Voorhees Hall, an addition to Car
rol college, with the ceremonies usual
to such an occasion.
t Ridpath Is Holding His Own.
New York. June 2. Last nlsht it
was said at the Presbyterian hospital
that John Olark Kidpath was holding
Ms own and was iu no eitreme dauger
MONTUGU WHITE AT CHICAGO.
Believes South African War Xot Near IU
Chicago, Jane 5. Montugu White,
who was the Transvaal consul general
In London prior to the war. is at the
Auditorium Annex, lie is here in con-
nection with the approaching visit of
the Boer envoys. White is still firm In
his belief that the war is far from
ended, and still believes that the Trans
vaal and Orange Free State will retain
their independence. The independence,
he says, will be preserved by the Eng
Nothing That Is Authoritative Has Come
London, June 5. Of Official intel
ligence regarding what is transpiring
outside Pretoria there is little or noth
ing today. Lord Roberts is silent.
Nevertheless, by piecing together
items from various correespondents, it
would seem that Lord Roberts' imme
diate army is all employed north of
Johannesburg, except one brigade,
which is at Johannesburg, and that
six columns are converging on lre
toria. An undated news agency mes
sage from Pretoria, via Lourenzo Mar
ques. June 4. says: "Pretoria is now
invested by the British, No resistance
will be offered. The city will 1k sur
rendered by the burgomaster as soon
as a formal demand is made."
This messacre purports to come in
cipher. President Krager commands
the telegraph eastward from Pretoria
and telegraphic news from Pretoria, to
Lourenzo Marques has ceased, but the
messengers of newspaper correspon
dents continue to pass to and from the
railway. The latest to arrive at Lou
renzo Marques bring events at the
Iloer capital down to a late hour Fri
day night. At that time, according to
these sources of information, the mili
tary leaders had quite recovered from
the panic and had determined to de
fend the town.
SIXTEEN GOOD "BOXERS."
Chinese Government Doing All It Can to
London, June 5. According to a
special dispatch frS-m Shanghai, the
Co?acks who were L'sfatehel" to the
rescue of the Belgians and wHo killed,
sixteen "Boxers" in the rescue, were
only permitted to go after a stormy
interview between the eBlglan minis
ter. Baron do Vinek de Deux Orp,
and the members of the tsun-li-yamen.
The dispatch says also: "Over forty
miles of bridges and stations on the
Lu Ilan railwa"y hare, boon destroyed,
and it will trite nrotftas to repair the
damage. The German anct Austrian
legation guards have arrived at Pekin.
It is asserted that the grrernment Is
delaying the transition' of telegrams in
order to conceal the rfiovenrPntS of
the "Boxers." Apparently the Chinese
officials will do nothing to prevent
massacres or outrages unless the pow
ers take vigorous concerted action."
Bear Chews Ills Hand OfT.
Cumberland. Wis., June 5. A large
black bear caught John Olson, a farm
er living nine miles north of here, by
the hand and chewed that member
completely off, swallowing the hand.
Olson's brother shot the bear and
saved his brother's life. The injured
man is reported in a critical condition.
lie liad Stolen $7 7,000
F.lmira. X. Y.. June 5. The expert
accountants who have been at work on
the books of Former City Chamberlain
Frank E. Bundy, now serving a term
in Auburn prison for grand larceny,
announce that Eun fly's shortage In the
city accounts is a little more than $77.
000. Ttritish Ship Looted by Pirate.
Shanghai, .Tune 5. A number of
desperadoes disguised as passengers
have pirated the British Yang-Tse
steamer Kutwo. They committed
wholesale robberies, terrorizing the
passengers, who were quite unable to
offer resistance. The thieves escaped
with their booty.
Republican Success Indicated.
Portland, Ore., June 5.Mengre re
turns from the interior and the few
votes counted in this city indicate the
election of Wolverton (Kep.) for su
preme judge, and Moody (Rep.) for
congressman in the Second district.
General Otis Out of Quarantine.
San Francisco. June 5. Major Gen
eral E. S. OfTs came out of quarantine
at Angel Island yesterday and was
escorted to the Occidental hotel. Gen
eral Shafter and his stall met General
Otis, and he was acord full military
Severely Hurt by a Hen.
Lebanon,. I nd., June 2. .1. M. Knox,
treasurer of the Indiana Jersey Cat
tle club, is suffering from wounds in
flicted by a setting hen. She pecked
him in the eyes, dangerously iujuring
Free Methodist Camp's Meeting.
Elba, Midi., June 2. The Free Meth
odist camp meeting will be held at
Wagner's grove, four miles south of
this village. June 13 to 20.
I f ireman Kilted by an Ki plosion.
Rochester, N Y., June 2. A heavy
explosion of chemicals at the Eastman
, Kodak works, just outside the city
line, wrecked a portion of that build
ing. Fireman Tracey was instantly
killed and several were Injured.
NEELY HAD A SYSTEM
Divided Receipts Between Him
self ami the Government.
NETS HIM ABOUT $17,000 A MONTH
llow He Disposed of a Scheme That
Would Have ISeeu in His Way
" , Press Comments.
Havana, June o. Acting Director of
Fosts Bristow yesterday inquired as
to the amount of postal funds taken
by C. F. W. Keely In May, 1801). and
ascertained that it was $31,312.95.
Neely's monthly average was about
$17,000. His system of Bookkeeping
was simplicity itself. Apparently he
merely divided the amounts received,
taking one half tor himself and ac
counting for the other. Yesterday
morning the examination of Estes G.
Rathbone, former director of poses,
was continued. It lasted more than
four hours. The most startling fact
developed was that on May 20 Of last
year Kathbone ordered Special Agents
Leatherer and Sullivan to examine the
acounts. They found a shrotage, but
it was not thought that anything had
gone wrong. They reported, how
ever, that there was no check uion the
bureau of finance, and the recom
mended that certain blank forms be
made which would auswer the pur
pose, such as all postmasters use when
making their reports to the depart
Scheme That Xeely PIeon-Holed.
Maynard, then chief agent, indorsed
the recommendation aud forwarded it
to Kathbone. The latter apporved it
and sent it to Auditor Reeves, who in
itialed and forwardetl it to Xeely. Atf
er he had initialed it. instead of put
ting the scheme into operation, he
hequieily pigeon-holed it, and it did
not set- the light until May l." of this
year, when the plan was put into
effect. Eristow says he is almost sure
that the extent of thesteal will amount
to something between $.xo.OM) and
$ 100, 0M). but that this will not touch
the item of surchage statements,
which is $411,000. As to how many of
these were burned and how many sold
it is impo&ssible to obtain definite in
formation. ays the Syxtom Was Very Itotten.
As many have been traced it is
known positively that all were not de
stroyed, but if Xeely sold $."o.(H0 or a
$100,000 worth it would not be sur
prising. F.ristow thinks, to find them
scattered all over the world. The
postal inspectors say it is astonishing
that a svstem so rotten could have
been concealed beyond the first month.
Every day only adds to the surprises. I
Lieutenant Colonel I '.niton Jones tthe !
special prosecutor) and Stevens left
last night for the United States.
Not as 31al as the Spanish System.
Hopes are expressed by some of the
local papers that as Coventor Roose
velt has signed the extiaditioii order
no further time wil 1 be wasted in
bringing Xeely to trial. These journals
point out th.it "Xeely's 'conduct has
disgraced the Americans in the eyes
of Cubans." and they declare that "the
best way for the Americans to redeem
themselves is to bring him to a prompt
trial." The Cuba no says: "Cuba is
not primarily interested, but she looks
to see what the doted States will do.
Fraud is not the monopoly of any na
tion: and there is a great difference j
between the frauds of the postofnee .
and those committed under the Span-i
ish regime. Now thorough in vet iga-,
tion is tM-nig made with a view or
punishing the criminals. In former
days the criminals went scott-free."
RATS NEST IN GREENBACKS.
NoiuJibor of a Lot's K.ccpnfric Man Getting
Itirli on II ir l iioN.
Poi-t Huron. Mich.. June .". Anoth
er interesting chapter is added to the
variegaied history of the late Ir. Pe
ter W. Kecd. whose estate is in litiga
tion. The story now going the rounds
is that somewhere on the premises
of tlie late eccentric and erratic doc
tor is buri"d a large sum of money
iu gold and greenbacks. Rats and
mice have been carrying a great deal
of paper money to the old barn on the
SaniHtru property, which tidjoius the
Kecd propei ty. The Sanborn barn is
leased by Frank IU-etoii.
The lirst money he found in the
barn was a lo bill, which was only
slightly torn. A few days later a big
rat sknrried across the floor with, some
thing iu its mouth. He shied a cob
at the rodent and it disappeared. lec
ton then searched for it and found a
hole under the barn stairs. He tore
off a lard and found a rat's nest lit
erally made of bank bills, chewed up
into pieces. Since then he has found
torn bills that could be redeemed to
the amount of $".", a total of $loo.
and pieces of bank notes aggregating
.".ooo which could be assembled.
Elef trie Line to Haul Coal.
Saginaw. Mich., June ." The Sag
inaw Southern Electric railroad which
is to bo built from Saginaw to St.
Charles and IMirand will touc h about J
a dozen coal mines now in operation
with about as many more contemp
lated, and it is the intention of the
company to haul coal over the road.
By this means it is said that the cost
of hauling can 1 slightly reduced as
against the present rates charged by
the steam roads. The road will also
1m used in hauling sugar beets from
the farms along the line tothe fac
tories In Hay county.
New ICural Mail I livery Route,
Holly. Mich.. June .". Letters have
been received here from Representa
tive Smith announcing that he will
recommend the -stabl'ishment of a ru
ral delivery route and east of Holly,
thirty miles long and accommodating
more than ."oo families, other peti
tions are in circulation for establish
ing similar routes in other directions.
Mnrlerel Man's Itody Found.
Oklahoma City. O. T.. June 5. The
body of William U. Davis, the young
Independence, Mo., farmer who mys
teriously disapepared from Eutber, O.
T., in March last, was found by a
searching party in a gulch near Luth
er Sunday. The 6kull was crushed as
if by some blunt weapon and there
were a number of wounds on the
Adrian Is Growing Right I' p.
Adrian, Mich., June 2. The total
assessment of personal property In the
city is $1,017,010. which is an Increase
of $0O4,7S7 over IS'JU.
TRAGEDY IS COURT ROOM.
Thre Met Dead aa tha Result or an Old
Galveston, Tex., June 5. A special
from Nacogdoches, Tex., says: There
is great excitement here over a report
received by telephone from San Augus
tln of a triple tragedy which occurred
In the vourt house there at 10 a.m.
yesterday. Felix Roberts, correspon
dent of the Galveston News; Sid Rob
erts, and Sheriff Xoel Roberts, were
killed. The tragedy Is a sequel to an
old feud between the Wall and Rob
erts' factions on one side and the
Brooks' and Borders' faction on the
A few weeks ago Sheriff George
Wall was shot dead by Curd Border.
Last Saturday Eugene Wall, son of
the dead sheriff, shot and killed Ben
Brooks. Yesterday at the court house
the two factions met and a battle en
sued, resulting In the killing of the
men named. When Sheriff Wall was
killed his nephew was appointed sher
iff. More trouble Is feared. Armed
men from here, partisans of both sides,
have started for San August in. Tele
grams have been sent Governor Say
ers urging him to call out the militia.
BELGIAN HARE FARM.
Extraordinary Fecundity of the Animal
Will Make Cheap Meat,
Auburn, Ind.. June 5. The Belgian
hare industry In this part of the Btate
and southern Michigan is assuming an
extent not dreamed of a few months
ago. The animal Is remarkable for its
The animal is ramarkable for its
fecundity, the young attaining their
growth rapidly, and for this reason
have developed a commercial worth
exceeing that of poultry. The Belgian
hare Industry Is rapidly taking the
place of the chicken fad in many
places in the United States. Breeders
pay fancy prices for the best blood,
some of the bucks selling as high as
The rabbits breed every thirty days,
and it has been estimated that one doe
will prouce from 300 to 400 pounds of
meat annually. The object of hare
cultivation is to introduce the hare for
food, and Its flesh Is said by epicures
to be superior to that of chicken and
beef. The common animal without
pedigree sells from ". cents up.
Casualties In the Philippines.
Washington. June 5. Secretary
Root has sent to the senate in re
sponse to resolutions of inquiry a re
port on the number of army casual
ties in the Philippines. Root also
gives the number of those who have
gone insane and have committed sui
cide since 1S1MJ, "Whereby it appears."
he states, "that the number of Insane
cases and the numtter of suicides have
not been increased by service in the
Philippines, but remain substantially
the same nuiulter per thousand as in
the period of eace prior to the war
with Spain." The total casualties are
put at 1,851 and 1,904 wounded.
Fatal F.lsvator Accident.
Chicago. June 5. John Keating.
108 West Morgan street, was killed
shortly after 7 o'clock in the morning
by the fall of an elevator. He was
taking two barrels of paint to the
third floor of a building on the ele
vator. Just as the floor was reached
some mechanism about the machine
broke and it went crashing down the
shaft to the basement. Heating's
neck was broken by the fall and his
death was instantaneous.
Poison In the Canned Peaches.
Martinsville. Ind., June 5. Mrs.
of City Councilman Charles O'Donnell
were poisoned by eating peaches from
a tin can. Mrs. O'Donnell, her daugh
ter, and a son are in a serious condi
tion, but will probably recover.
Found Her Guilty or Manslaughter.
Martinsville, Ind:., June 5. Mrs.
Ida Fultz has been convicted of
strangling her babe because Us crying
annoyed her at night. The Jury was
out but five minutes and brought In
a verdict of manslaughter.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
President McKinley has cabled con
gratulations to Prince Albert of Bel
gium on his engagement to the daugh
ter of the Duke of Bavaria.
Mr. Stevenson, of the English mis
sion at Yem-Ching. Is said to have
been murdered by "boxers."
Robert A. Perkins, editor of the
Rutland (Vt.) Herald, is dead in that
Colombian insurgents are close to
Panama and a decisive battle there Is
Xearly two pounds of wood pulp
was recently taken from the stomach
of a Brooklyn boy, who bad an Inor
dinate appetite for chewing toothpicks
There are 25G railway stations with
in a six-mile radius of St. Paul's
Black Hawk's granddaughter, Wee
honka. 19 years old, Winnebago tribe,
lias tJisapieared, and the Woodlawn
(Chicago suburb) police think she has
In Butte county, California, any
one riding a wheel on a sidewalk and
meeting a pedestrain must "dismount
and remain at rest while such pedes
Genuine maple-sugar makers are or
ganizing exchanges for self-protection.
James Doyle Interfered with John
Johnson while the latter was quarrel
ing with Mrs. Johnson at Chicago.
Johnson shot Doyle aud himself, but
Work has been resumed on the Coli
seum building at Chicago.
Peter Frank. 10 years old, was fa
tally shot In St. Louis by a bullet fired
al strike sympathizers.
Mrs. John Sherman, wife of ex-Sec-retary
Sherman, has suffered another
stroke of paralysis and Is expected to
Rev. F. P. Cleveland, one of the
oldest nieinlters of the Methodist min
istry, died at his Rogers Park (Chi
cago suburb) home, aged 83 years.
Thoroa9 E. Mlaeo, theatrical man
ager, is dead in New York aged 59.
We Are Sending Glass Abroad Now.
Pittsburg. June 5. During the past
week the Xational Glass company sent
ten car loads of glass tableware and
lamps to Australia, which Is the first
shipment of glass of American manu
facture sent to a foreign country.
Invitations for Mount and Harrison.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 5. A com
mittee of citizens ' from Atlanta, Ga.,
called on General Harrison and Gov
ernor Mount last week and invited
them to attend the reunion of the blue
and gray at Atlanta, June 11 to 21.
OLD GDARDJS INVITED
Survivors of the First Convention
to He at Philadelphia.
NOT A SCORE OF THEM LIVING.
Hotel Men at Kansas City Charged
with Kxtortion Iirjan Frefera
Boers to Republicans.
Washington, June 4. A suggestion
adopted by the committee In charge of
the Republican national convention
that the survivors of the first
national gathering of Republi
cans, heeld at Flttsburg on Feb.
22, ISoO, and later at the convention
held in Philadelphia on June 18 of the
same year, be specially honored with
Invitations to this year's convention,
came from William Paul Weyand, of
Pittsburg. The Idea met the approval
of Senator Hanna, who has sent a let
ter to each of the surviving delegates,
Inviting him to be present at Phila
delphia this year and sending the com
pliments and congratulations of the
national Republican committee "to
you as one of the few Republicans
now living who participated in the
Republican conventions of 1S-"J at
Pittsburg and Philadelphia."
Names of the Known Survivors.
So far as known there are only
fourteen surviving delegates. Their
names are: John Howard Bryant,
Princeton, Ills.; XV. Peun Clark,
Washington; Sidney Kdgerton, Akron,
O.; Allen A. Craig, Corry, Pa.: Chas.
G. Davis, Plymouth, Ills.; S. P. Mc
Calmont. Franklin, Pa.; George II.
Frey. Springfield, O.: Rush R. Sloan.
Sandusky, O.; Raeliff Briukerhoff,
Mansfield, O.; Jacob Weyand, Beaver,
Pa.; William A. Cook, Washington;
William S. Lane, Philadelphia: Will
iam II. I'pson. Akron, O.; R. M.
IStimpson. Marietta, O."
Reminl-enrea of the Convention.
Twenty-seven states aud territories
were represented at the mass meeting
tion, and at the national convention
June 18, IS."., held in Philadelphia.
Old Lafayette hall in Pittsburg, where
the mass convention was held. Is now
demolished. Its site being occupied
by theTradesmen's Xational bank. The
convention was informal, the dele
gates showing no credentials. Horace
Greeley, editor of the Xew York Tri
bune, made one of his famous
speeches, urging moderation and that
a convention In? held later to nominate
candidates for president and vice pres
ident. His advice was followed, and
the first Republican convention met
In Philadelphia on June 18. 1ST.;. This ,
year's Republican convention will be
held in the same city. Just forty-four
GKT RICH QCICK OPERATIONS. !
Hotel Chsrrni at Kansas City May Change
the Convention City.
Washington. June 4. As the time
for theconvention draws near, Senator
Jones, chairman of the Democratic
national committee. Is receiving a
number of vigorous complaints from
Mie members of the national committee
and other leading Democrats through-
. Vi nnnntrv fivor th netlnn cif the
hotel people In Kansas City In the i
matter of rates. Many or tne com
mitfoamon who write Chairman Jones
on this subject are urgently requesting
that a meeting or ine coiuinmee we
called, with a view to reconsidering Its
action in deciding to hold the conven
tion in that city.
A prominent member of the commit
too ivritos ns follows: "I encased
rooms for my delegation at the Coates
House at . per tin v. witn a panor
for headquarters at $."0 per day. The
proprietor of this hotel now writes me
that a 'contract for accommodation
meansthe 4th. 5th. 0th and 7th of July,
whether the convention lasts that long
or not. Of course, if it lasts longer,
the amount will be pro rata per day in
creased, or if you take the accommoda
tions on the 3rd it will be a five-day's
contract instead of four-days' con
"This is an outrage upon all pre
tense at decency, and I will not close
such a contract for my delegation."
Chairman Jones says that other mem
bers of the committee are writing him
In the same line, and that certain
members seeni very determined in
their efforts to change the location of
the convention from Kansas City to
anno ntlior more desirable and attrac
tive place. No action has yet been
taken in the matter ny nan man
Jones, though he has it under serious
Bryan Would Welcome the Boers.
New York. June 4. In answer to a
World dispatch to William J. Bryan,
at Lincoln. Xeb.. asking his views on
the suggestion to invite the Boers to
America, he replied: "The Boers are
industrious and intelligent and have
shown themselves lovers of liberty. It
they lose their fight for independence I
hope they will come to the United
States. I wish they could come soon
enough to help save this country from
the imperialism that Is driving them
from South Africa. I wish there were
more of them in this country. They
could well take the place of a good
many Republicans who believe in the
imperialistic policy of Great Britain."
Shortage of a Village Clerk.
Houghton. Mich., June 4. The al
leged shortage of Joseph R. Murphy,
the absconding clerk of the village of
Laurim, is said to le alout .rf0. and
IKsslbly may be larger. The village
will sue the bondsmen, local men,
who claim exemption from liability
because the bond was not renewed at
Murphy's re-elect lon a year ago.
Delegates Instructed for Ferry.
Detroit, June 4. The Wayne coun
ty Republican convention elected ninety-six
delegates to attend the state
nominating convention to be held af
Grand Rapids June '21. They were
Instructed to vote for D. M. Ferry.
This ends a bitter struggle for Wayne
county's delegation between D. M.
Ferry and Justus S. Stearns.
Fell I'pon a Buz Saw.
Marlon, Ind., June 4. Daniel Gib
son while at work in his shop at Jones
boro with a circular saw, slipped and
fell on the fast revolving blade. His
right forearm was almost severed
from his body.
Mrs. Gladstone : nscloue.
London. June 4. It Is announced
that Mrs. Gladstone is In a semi-conscious
condition and that her strength
Is declining steadily.
MYfSTERY ABOUT MIACO 3 SEATH
HU spbew Believe He Was Drugged
Xew York. June 4. That Thomas E,
Miaco. the well-known theatrical man,
who died in a Xew York hospital, was
drugged and robbed la the belief of his
nephew, Clark BfTi. He made the
statement to Coroner's Physician
O'Hanlon that his uncle was never
without f 10.000 or lU'.OOO In his pock
ets. When Miaco was found he had
$4H). Robert Fulton of Chicago said
he saw Miaco in Chicago May 21 and
at that time Miaco had $12,000 in a
The authorities are making a rigid
examination Into the case, but have
learned nothing more so far. Coron
er's Physician O'Hanlon held an au
topsy on Miaeo's body at Merrltt's un
dertaking establishment in the after
noon on the strength of Miaeo's ante
mortem statement that he remembered
having a drink on Fourteenth street
the night he is said to bare fallen
down the stairway In the Morton
House, from the effects of which he
IS AGUINALDO DEAD?
LATEST NEWS FROM If A J. MARCH
Prominent Filipino Officer Klther Killed
or Wounded Near VIgaa,
Manila. June 4. Mjor March, with
his detachment of the Thirty -third reg
iment, overtook what is believed to
have been Agulnaldo's party on May
19 at LaGat. about 100 miles north
east of Vigan. The Americans kilted
or wounded an officer supposed to be
Aguinaldo, whose body was removed
by bis followers. Aguinaldo bad 100
men, ajor March 12o. The American
commander reached Luboagan, where
Aguinaldo had made his headquar
ters since March b, on May 7. Agin
aldo had fled seven hours before, leav
ing all the beaten trails and traveling
through the forest along the beds of
Toward evening of May 19 Major
March struck Aginaldo's outpost about
a mile outside of LaGat, killing four
Filipinos and capturing two, From
the latter be learned that Aginaldo
had camped there for the night.
Major March's men entered LalQat on
the run. They saw the Insurgents
scattering into the bushes or over the .
plateau. A thousand yards beyond
the town, on the mountain the"fijfures
of twenty-five Filipinos dressed In
white, with their leader on A gray
horse, were silhouetted against the
sunset. The Americans fired a volley
and saw the officer drop from his
horse. Ills followers fled carrytag the
The Americans on reaching- the spot
caught the horse, which was richly
saddled. Blood from a badly weiuided
man was on the animal and am the
ground. The saddle bags contaJaed
Agulnaldo's dairy and some private
papers. including procUuitttfoiM.
Major March, believing that the Fili
pinos had taken to a river vhlch Is a
tributary to the Chlco. followed ft for
two days, reaching Tlao. where he
learned "that a party of FIHpmos had
descended the river May 20. on a raft
with the body of a dead or wounded
man upon a littler, covered with palm
Put Child In a Garbage Box.
Chicago, June 4. William Scarr,
thought to be dementea, threw his 2M-year-old
daughter in a garbage box
and then closed the lid and sat on It.
A man. whose identity is unknown,'
saw the act and called the police, who
rescued the child and arrested Scarr.
The family live at the Christian borne
for workingmen, 416 West Harrison
street, and Mrs. Scarr was away at
work at the time.
Democrats Assemble at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., June -Democratic
candidates for stfite 0fX9Ht and
leading Democrats of Indiana axe as-1
sembling in this city foe the state con- 1
vention. which will open In Tomlin- J
son hall Tilesday. It Is practically set
tled that Samuel M. Ralston of Leb
anon will be permanent chairman of
the convention. John W. Kern of this ;
city seems now to be in the lead for j
the nomination or governor.
He Lived In Mormon Style.
Salt Sake. Utah, June 4. In the ,
case or John i;. uranam, cnargea witn
unlawful cohabitation, the Jury Satur
day rendered a verdict o fguilty, ac
companying the same with a recom
mendation for mercy. Graham was
formerly postmaster at Provo, Utah,
but was recently removed by the presi
dent on account of polygamous charges
against hitr i
Tin 1'late Works to K ecu me.
Joliet, Ills., June 2. Three hundred
employes of the Great Western tin
plate works here will resume work
after two weeks' suspension, caused by
a strike because one man was dis
charged. The men have finally
yielded. The plant will be In full
operation uj Monday next.
Tried to Kill HU Wife.
Columbus, Wis., June 1. Thomas
Goodwin, a Loss Lake saloonkeeper,
had a hearing on the charge of at
tempted wife murder, and was placed
under $3,000 ball. The wife claims
that he called her out to a well and in
some way caused her to fall Into it.
B:shop Thohurn In a Sanitarium.
Cincinnati, June 2. Rev. XV. W.
Thoburn. Methodist bishop, is a patient
at Christ hospital here, where Mrs.
Thoburn is also ill. Bishop Thoburn
is afflicted with exhaustion of the
brain, brought on by his' long work
and strenuous labors in India,
Two Prison srs Break Jail.
Chippewa Falls., June 2. Frank
Lyons and Albert Peck, two prisoners
In the county jail, being held under
bonds to the circuit court, broke Jail
Thursday night by prying apart heavy
Iron bars on the windows. Sheriff
Lovell offers $-0 reward for their cap
ture. SrSMteh. Followed by Lockjaw.
Janes ville, June 2. Michael Mul
quin died yesterday morning, the re
sult of a scratch on his finger received
ten days ago. which terminated In lock
jaw. He leaves a wife and six chil
dren. avaiisaa btfll Waata af ea.
Topeka, Kans.. June 4. B. P. Scott,
assistant state commissioner of labor,
who has been out Inspecting the wheat
fields of western Kansas, says that
within two weeks, when the harvest Is
well on. the farmers will be paying
$3.50 a day for men In the fields.
JOHANNESBURG IS QUIET
About All the News Marshal
Roberts Finds to Send.
TELLS OF TEtl TOWN'S OCCUPATION
And of a Fight the Imperial Yeomanry
Had with the Boers, in Which
There Were "Some Casual,
tie" Says His Loi-dnhiy.
London, June 4. Lord Lansdowne.
secretary of state for war, has re
ceived the following ft-oni lArd Rob
erts, dated Orauge Grove. June 2:
"Johannesburg is yuiet. The people
are surrendering arms aud poules.
Only three Boer guns were left lu the
fort. The iueeulanders captured.
May 3D, a Creusot, with eleven wag
ons of stores and ammunition. Com
mandant Botha, of Zoutpansberg, his
field cornet and loo prisoners, were
taken in the fighting around Johan
nesburg, some belonging to the for
eign contingent and the Irish brigade.
The Thirteenth yeomanry were at
tacked May 21) between Krooustad
and Llndley. There were some casual
ties. Telegraph Baa Been Interrupted.
"Owing to the interruption of the
telegraph lines I only today received a
report from Colonel Sprlgg that hi
battalionof imperial yeomanry wus a t
tacked between Krooustad and Llnd
ley. May 29. Casualties to follow. The
shops lu Johannesburg are being
opened, aud there sectns to ba a gen
eral feeling of relief at the peaceful
occupation of the town. Received a re
port yesterday that four prisoners had
escaped from Pretoria."
Occupation of Johannesburg-.
A cablegram from I.ord Roberts,
dated Johannesburg, May 31, but which
was not dispatched from there until
8:30 a, ni. of June 1, has been re
ceived by the war office. It says:
"The occupation of Johannesburg
passed off quite satisfactorily, thanks
to the excellent arrangements made
by Dr. Kraus. the Transvaal com
mandant here,- aud order prevailed
throughout the town. Dr.- Kraus met
me on my entrance to Johannesburg
and rode by my side to the govern
ment ofth-es, where he Introduced me
to th heads of the several dpartments,
all of whom acveded to my request
that they would coutinue to carry on
heir respective duties until they could
be relieved of them.
BLmtmtiag ot the t nioa Jack.
"Johannesburg Is very empty, but
a good crowd of people assembled In
the main square by the time the Brit-.
Ish flag was being hoisted. A royal
saljfe was tired and three cheers for
the Queen were given. At the end of
the ceremonies the Seventh and Elv
enth divisions marched past with the
naval brigade, the heavy artillery, and
two brlsrade divisions of the royal
field artillery. General Ian Hamilton's
column and the cavalry division and
mounted Infantry were too far away
to rake part In the ceremon. The
troops looked very workman-like and
evidently took keen interest In the
TWO BOLD HIGHWAYMEN.
Didn't Know Soldiers Were Coming-, bat
It Made no Difference to Them.
Raymond. Cal., June 4. One of the
boldest robberies ever committed in
California occurred yesterday when
three of the Yosemite Stage andturn
pike company's stages, a private con
veyance, and two soldiers were held
up by two highwaymen who were not
aware that Major Rucker and Captain
E. E. Wilcox, in command of sixty
seven men of troop F, Sixth cavalry,
from the Presidio, were colse behind
en route to the Vosemite National
Sergeant Buchanan and another
trooper bad gone ahead of the cavalry
to make arrangements for selecting a
camping place. The highwaymen
suddenly appeared, masked, and get
ting the drop on the troopers took
away their guns and held the trooper
till the stages arrived. The robbers
took a hat belonging to T. H. Griffiths,
of the Southern Pacific company, a
passenger on the stage, and collected
$ir0 from the passengers, after which
they ordered the driver togon on. Each
stage was successively held up, the
robbers getting about $350. The mail
and express matter were not molested.
Proceedings la Congress.
Washington, June 4. The senate
Saturday passed the bill providing for
the extradition of persons who have
committed certain crimes in Cuba
from the United States to the island.
As amended the bill provides that the
alleged criminal shall be punished un
der the laws of Cuba as administered
by Cuban courts, and It Is a retroac
tive measure for the special benefit of
Neely. The last of the appropriation
bill the general deficiency was
passed, as also was the emergency
river and harbor bill. The session was
concluded with eulogies on the late
Representative Green, of Nebraska.
Only one vote was cast in the house
against the Littlefield anti-trust bill to
amend the Sherman act of 1890 to
make It more effective. The navy vote
was that of Mann of Illinois. The la
bor unions were excepted from its
provisions, specifically by an amend
ment against which there were but
eight votes Aldrteh of Alabama, Al
len and Littlefield of Maine. Bailey.
Long and Calderhead of Kansas, and
Cannon and Hitt of Illinois.
Making a Marriage Record.
Lincoln. Neb., June 4. W. N. Gorn
was arrested here at the instigation
of the authorities of Corning, la.
where he Is wanted on the charge of
bigamy. Horn Is a farm laborer, only
22 years of age, but he has three
wlve living, all of whom he married
within the last year, and from no one
of whom he has been divorced. He
admitted bis guilt and willingly re
turned to Iowa with Sheriff W. XX.
Morris, of Corning.
Balaed a Flood for Four Hoars.
Clear Lake. Ia.. June 4. A severe
rain storm destroyed aH bridges on
Willow creek in this vicinity. Consid
erable live stock was killed by light
ning. Rain fell in a steady sheet
about four hours. Damage to crops is
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