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VOL. 22. NO. 12.
P L ATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1902.
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RELIEF OF BOERS
DEMOCRATS ADOPT RESOLU
TIONS TO THIS END.
CONGRESS ASKED TO PETITION
They Declare in Favor of Cessation
of Hostilities and Strict Neutrality
by the United States Miscellaneous
WASHINGTON. March 20. The
democratic members of the house at
a caucus held tonight unanimously
adopted resolutions declaring that
congrenft shoull express the sympathy
f the American' people for the strug
gling Iloer republics and pledging
theniHclvcs to use their utmost en
deavors to "force the committees to
report resolution expressive of such
sympathy, if only that congress may
have an opportunity to art."
Representative Hay of Virginia pre
sided at the caucus and Representa
tive Robertson of Louisiana acted as
secretary. The attendance was large.
There wa no division of sentiment
a to the course to he taken, the ques
tion presented being simply one of
choice het wren ' two resolutions, one
offered by Mr. Randall of Te.ta.s and
the other by Mr. Sulzer of New York.
The Sulzer resolution was as fol
lows: , Resolved, by the democrats of the
house of r'pr'f-ntHt I ves f the t'nite I
States of Anit-riu. in cuucu assem
bled: That we sympathize with the H.x-rs
In their hemic M rule to maintain
their liberty and Independent-, and
prott-nt in tiie name of humanity and
civilization against th continuatiui oC
a war which outrages the feelings of
al! liberty-loving people, and that we
fthal use our best efforts to have tho
congress of the I'nited States, being
comrgjtteed to the principles of arbi
tration.' for the better settlement of
international dispute, request the pres
ident to urge upon his majesty the
- wisdom of adopting this policy for th
purjose of stopping the awful atroci
ties now going on In South Africa and
that the government of the United
States should maintain a strict neu
trality between the contending forces,
The Randall resolution was as fol
Resolved. . by the democratic mem
bers of the house of representatives)
of the l"nltel States, in Vauctis assem
bled. That the congress of the I'nited
States should. . by resolution, express
the sympathy of the people of the
I'nited States' for the peoples of thf
South African republics in their heroii
struggle to maintain their liberty and
Resolved. That the congress should.
In the ?iirit of amity and friendship.
appeal to the Britten, government In
. th? interest of humanity to accept ov
ertuves for peace, cease hostilities and
endeavor to brine about a just and
honorable settlement of existing dif
ferences. . to the end that peace ma;
Resolved. That the I'r.Ued States
aho-'-i fairly an-i honorably maintain
a pT$a?jon of strict neutrality in this
contest between nations friendly to' us.
and-see to it that the neutrality lawt
are vigorously and Impartially en
Resolved. That we. as democrats and
representatives of the people, will us-
our utmost endeavor to force the com
mittees now dominated by the repub
lican party, having In their charg-3
resolutions similar to this, to report
the same back to the house so that
the congress may give expression
thereon, declaring the sentiments and
will of the American people.
After some remarks by Mr. Randall,
Jlr. Sulzer and Mr. Cochran .of Mis
souri, the Sulzer resolution was rpted
down. 32 to 35. and the Randall reso
lution was then unanimously adopted.
WORKING ON CUBAN MEASURE.
To Have the Bill Framed Ready for
WASHINGTON. March 20. Chair
man Payne of the ways- and means
committee stated today, that he would
frame the reciprocity treaty, as decid
ed upon at the republican conference
last night, during the day, and would
Introduce it probably tomorrow. The
bill will have two sections. The first
will give the president authority to
negotiate a reciprocity- agreement
with Cuba, granting 20 per cent con
cessions on all goods. The second section-will
cover the so-called Sibley
amendment limiting the reciprocity
period to December 1, 1903.
Mr. Payne has not yet decided when
the bill will be brought before the
committee in order to be reported to
Evans Denies the ' Report.
WASHINGTON. March 20. Com
missioner of Pensions Evans was
shown a dispatch from Birmingham,
Ala. to the effect that a special from
Chattanooga Tenn.. states that.close
personal friends there of Pension
Commissioner H. Clay Evans claim to
hare Information that President Roose
relt will make him secretary of the
Interior. "There is absolutely no
foundation for the report," said Com
OTIS SAYS f'EACE PREVAILS.
When He left Manila Civil Govern.
ment Ha J Been Established.
WASHINGTON, March 19. Major
General Otly again appeared before
the senate Committee on the Philip
pines today. Vhen he left the Phil
ippines In May1900. General Otis
said that the army had disposed of
all of Aguinaldo'J army, quiet pre
vailed during the months of May and
June and hardly' a shot was fired.
It was safe to go to all parts of Lu
zon and other Inlands and a very
large trade had been established. A
civil government Iad been set up, also
the supreme eoult and courts of first
Instance In seven of the nineteen
province of Luz,n.
General Otis, nswering a question
by Senator Culberson, said he never
trusted native offers, because they
were cruel to thefts Ben-v He said
he could trust their loyalty, but they
treated their captives with too much
cruelty. "They wercs bad as the In
surgents," said he.
When he left the Philippines, l.e
said, "the war was over," had ceased.
Answering a question by Senator Hale,
General Otis said he saw no difficulty
in withdrawing a material number of
troops from the islands. The native
forces he declared to be very neces
sary, and he said there was no peace
in Manila until the native police was
effected. General Oti3 said that when
he left Manila he apprehended fur
ther-trouble, because there was a cer
tain element which dominated the ig
norant classes. The great majority,
however, wanted peace. No armed
bands of any importance, he said,
were opopscd to the United States at
Asked by Senator Hale where the
supplies, money, arms, etc., of the in
surgents came from. General Otis said
they received 2,500 rifles from Admir
al Dewey and they also received from
Hong Kong certain arras, shipped
aboard an American vessel, which
landed at Batangas. They had re
ceived some arms from Japan and had
captured some from the Spaniards at
small garrisons which they attacked.
Ho said that the merchants gave him
more trouble than the insurgents
The troops of the United States, he
said, had treated the Filipinos with
tho greatest Inndnesa. E '.; state
ment of harsh treatment he heard of
had been investigated. "In fact," said
he, "we were laughed at by the Span
iards and European army officers for
the humanity we exercised."
TO ANNUL WAR REVENUE ACT.
Senale Committee Orders Favorable
Report on Bill.
WASHINGTON, March 19 The
senate committee on finance today con
cluded the consideration of the bill
repealing the war revenue act" and au
thorized a favorable report on it. The
bill is greatly changed in phraseology
and it is announced that it will prob
ably not be in shape to be reported be
.The bill as it will be reported re
moves all the taxes of the war revenue
act and the only changes made are
tSiose of language, making sure of this
Among other things made in the lan
guage of the bill is one affecting, the
rate on tobacco at 6 cents per pound.
The delay In reporting; the bill is oc
casioned by threats on the part of the
senators to offer amendments to the
bill and the desire to avoid that pos
sibility. Senator Foraker has said
that he would represent a provision
for Cuban reciprocity. This, it is
known, would arouse long debate and
the republican members of the finance
committe are exerting themselves to
prevent the offering of the amendment
Democratic senators generally express
themselves as willing to allow an un
conditional repeal bill to pass without
PRINCE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY
Brother of Emoeror William Reaches
His Fatherland in Safety.
CUXHAVEN, March 19. The . re
turn of Admiral Prince Henry of Prus
sia to German soil was safely accom
plished this afternoon amid all the
pomp and circumstances with which
the prince's imperial brother has seen
fit to mark the ending of Prince Hen
ry's American mission.
The same good fortune of freedom
from untoward Incidents which char
acterized , the prince's transatlantic
journey continued until the end and
the landing occurred during a period
of brilliant sunshine after an overcast
Governor Appeals for Aid.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 19.
Governor Dockery today issued an
appeal to the people of the state for
jaid for the fanners in the Ozark coun
try, in the southeastern part of the
state, who lost their crops in last
summer's drouth. "What is done,"
says Governor Dockery, "must be done
quickly. Seed for the spring crop is
most urgently needed and the Agricul
tural department has been requested
to furnish this."
THE PAYNE PLAN
CUBAN RECIPROCITY IS FINALLY
WAYS MID MEANS APPROVAL
Provides Twenty Per Cent Reduction
with Cibley Amendment Limits
Effect to December 1, 1903 Plan
Adopted by Vote of 85 to 31.
WASHINGTON. March 19. The ad
ocaies or Cuban reciprocity scored a
decided victory tonight at the confer
ence of republican members of th
house of representatives, the proposi
tion of Chairman Payne of the ways
and means committee for a 20 per cent
reduction of duty, with the Sibley
amendment limiting the duration of
the reduced rates to December 1, 1903,
being adopted by a vote of 85 yeas
to 31 nays.
This result was reached at 11:30
o'clock, after a protracted debate fol
lowed by a series of exciting roll calls.
TlIO first test was when Mr. Payn
concluded the speech with a niotiou
or the previous question of all pend
ing propositions. Tnts motion pre
vailed. 78 to 5C.
A vot was then taken on a substi
tute offered by Representative Dick of
Ohio, in behalf of those opposing the
reciprocity plan, offering In its stead a
plan of direct payment to Cuba cover
ing several years. This was defeated.
57 to 79. An amendment by Mr. Mor
ris of Minnesota, to take off the dif
ferential on refined sugar, was defeat
ed, 50 to 72.
The ways and means proposition for
reciprocity with the Sibley amendment
limiting its duration wa3 then agreed
to, 85 to 31. While the voting was in
progress quite a number of thoje who
opposed the ways and means p'an left
the chamber. This was the fifth meet
ing held for the purpose of seeking to
reconcile tne ainerences existing on
this subject. About 140 members were
in attendance, including Speaker Hen
derson. Chairman Payne of the ways
and means committee and others who
have figured prominently in the con
Representative Lacey of Iowa sup
ported the ways and means proposi
tion, pointing out tliat the farm in
terests would reap benefits by conces
sions which enlarged the market for
Representative Hepburn of Iowa
made a somewhat satirical speech as
to the relief which the proposed re
ciprocal plan would give to Cuba. He
declared that whereas Cuba's prospec
tive production was 5,000,000 tons of
sugar a year, by imposing our immi
gration laws upon them and limiting
the labor required for the full devel
opment of their resources we are re
stricting their productive capacity to
800,000 tons annually.
The Payne resolution as adopted to
night gives the general form of a
bill authorizing the president to nego
tiate a commercial agreement with;
Cuba for reciprocal and equivalent
concessions by which the rates of duty
shall be reduced at least 20 per cent
ad valorem on all articles passing
from Cuba into the United States, it
also provideifthat the United States
immigration and exclusion laws shall
be enacted by the government of Cuba
as a preliminary to reciprocity.
Wolseley's Mission Private.
LONDON, March 19. In the house
of commons today the war secretary.
Mr. B rod rick, set at rest the rumors
regarding Lord Wolseley's trip to
South Africa by announcing that the
former commander-in-chief had gone
to Capetown on an entirely private
visit, without previously communicat
ing with the war office. Regarding
the Boers wearing British uniforms,
Mr. Brodrick said all civilized nations
punished such action with death.
Boers captured wearing British uni
forms were liable to be shot after
trial by court-martial. Lord Kitchen
er, in certain cases, had already in
flicted that penalty. ..
Threatened King's Bank Balance.
LONDON, March 19. King Ed
ward's bank balance narrowly escaped
a reduction to the extent of 220 this
afternoon by a forged endorsement of
a check. The latter was drawn "pay
able to bearer," by General Sir Bigh-
ton Probyn, keeper of the king's privy
purse. The check was presented at
Coutts bank, where the cashier dis
covered the forgery. When the man
who presented the check was question
ed he ran away, but was captured and
later remanded to prison. The prison
er gave the name of Alfred Reynolds.
Grand Army Postpones.
OMAHA, March 19. The Grand Ar
my encampment that was to have
been held in Omaha during the week
commencing May 14, has been post
poned one week, and notices to this
effect have been sent to all of the
King Will Feast 500,000 Poor.
LONDON, March 19. Half a million
of London's poor will be guests of
King Edward during coronation week.
REVOLUTIONISTS ARE ACTIVE.
Apparently Making Headway Against
the Regular Government.
NEW YORK. March 18. About
600 Venezuelan revolutionists, under
the command of General Domingo
Monagas, have taken Guanata and
are now threatening Barcelona, ac
cording to the latest advices, says a
dispatch from Port of Spain, Trini
dad, to the Herald.
The Venezuelan insurgent steam
ship Libertador has lauded Generals
Nicholas Rolando and Jose Penalox
near Carupano. They have joined
1,000 revolutionists near Cumana.
General Landaete, a Venezuelan
government officer, has abandoned
Carupano and has fle6 toward Car
acas. It Is expected that General Bu
charme's force will intercept General
Revolutionists, under the command
of General Cordoba, are moving on
BULGARIANS ATTACK TURKS.
Driven Off with Loss jef Several Kill
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 18. A
band of Bulgarian revolutionists re
cently attacked the Turkish guards
at Neura, in the district of Djuma
bala, but were repulsed with the loss
of two men killed and a number
wounded. The Turks sustained no
Arrests and deportations of mili
tary and civil officials continue to be
of daily occurrence.
The trial of fourteen persons ar
rested In conection with the case of
Fuad Pasha commence today. The
sultan has commuted the sentences
of Fuad Pasha and General Nazim
Pasha from degradation and impris
onment to simple exile.
Accused of Attempted. Murder.
MT. AYR, la., March 17. Norman
Crecellus, a young grocery clerk, has
been arrested, charged with assault
with Intent to commit murder. He
formerly went with Miss Louie Camp
bell, but was lilted a month ago and
she alleged he threatened if she went
with "Vin" Newton he would shoot
Newton. The other night Newton
and Miss Campbell were riding to a
secret society bannef. HPiST say a
man whom they tooK totte Crecelius
fired a shot from a revolver at them.
Crecelius denies being the person who
fired the shot. He is out on $400
Land Seekers Disappointed.
ARDMORE, I. T., March 18. Secre
tary of the Interior Hitchcock, in a
ruling just received, says Indians in
the Creek Nation may rent their al
lotments for a period of not longer
than one year prior to the receipt of
their deeds. Hundreds who have
gone to the Creek Nation with the
idea that the lands are now open to
purchase are disappointed. The
Creek rolls are incomplete, the deeds
are held up and thousands have al
ready filed on their homesteads.
Hay Offers to Aid Thomas.
WASHINGTON, March 18. Secre-
tary Hay will not make further re
sponse to the house resolution inquir
ing into the facts connected with the
application of Rev. Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas for passports to reach the
Boer camps. All the facts in the
case were set out in the secretary's
letter written in anticipation of the
passage of the resolution of inquiry
and read by Mr. Hitt to the commit
tee on foreign affairs in the house.
Plattsmouth Man Wins Prizes.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., March 18.
Joseph Klein of this city has been no
tified that he was the winner of the
two prizes offered by a life insurance
company for the largest amount of in
surance and the largest number of pol
icies written during the months of Oc
tober, November and December.
Passes the Postal Bill.
WASHINGTON, March 18. The
house today passed the postoffice ap
propriation bill. The only amend
ment of importance adopted was one
to incorporate in the bill the provi
sions of the bill to classify the rural
free delivery service, passed a few
Captain Knox Dead.
SUPERIOR, Neb.. March 15. The
Captain James H. Knox, for twenty
two years a resident of this city, died
at the age of 81 years. He came to
Iowa in 1854 and was long in the
newspaper business at Burlington, Os
kaloosa and Indianola.
Lets a Big Horse Contract.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., March 18. One
of the largest single orders for horses
ever given in this country has been
closed with a buyer at the South St.
Joseph horse market. The contract
calls for 12,000 horses, to be deliver
ed at the rate of 500 per month, for
twenty-four months. While the con
tract Includes many varieties of ani
mals, it is the general belief that the
greater part of them are for the use
of the British army in South Africa,
THE SUBSIDY BILL
IT PA8SES THE SENATE AFTEfl
IT RETAINS THE ORICIIIAL FORM
Amended Only in Ways Satisfactory
to the Author Allison, Dolliver,
Spooner, Quarles, Proctor and Oil
WASHINGTON, March 18. After
prolonged debate the senate today
passed the ship subBldy bill, the final
vote upon the measure being 42 to 31.
Senators Allison and Dolliver of Iowa.
Spooner and Quarles of Wisconsin and
Proctor and Dillingham of Veimont,
republicans, voted against final pass
age of the bill, and Senator McLaurin
of South Carolina voted for it.
Some amendments to the bill were
adopted, but they were all agreeable
to those in charge of the measure, thc
friends of the bill voting down all
other amendments. With the exception
of amendments offered by Mr. Allison
and accepted by Mr. Frye, limiting tho
time of the operation of the contracts
made under provisions of the bill to
July 1, 1920, and providing that the
amount of the expenditure under the
mail subsidy paragraph should not at
any time exceed $8,000,000 annually,
none of the amendments agreed to ma
terially affected the bill as it was re
ported from the commerce committee.
The voting on amendments began at
3 o'clock and such a flood of them
was offered that a final vote upon the
bill as amended was not reached until
just before 6 o'clock. Amendments of
fered by Mr. Vest of Missouri provid
ing for "fre ships" and for the appli
cation of the provisions of the anti
trust law to the shipping industry
wrere rejected, as was the amendment
proposed by Mr. Patterson of Colorado
providing that no Chinese person
should be a member of a crew of a
subsidized vessel. Mr. Pettus of Ala
bama offered an amendment providing
that the total expenditure under the
bill should not exceed $9,000,000 in any
year. It was adopted in committee of
tne whole, but later in the senate was
rejected by a decisive vote.
The senate agreed to an amendment
offered by Mr. Spooner providing tbit
congress should have power to amend
or repeal ths act without impairing
any contract made under its authority.
Mr. Hanna of Ohio offered and the
senate adopted three amendments ap
plying directly to the acquisition by
J. Pierpont Morgan, and his associates,
of the Leyland line of British steam
ships. Thejr provide that the foreign
built ship shall participate in the pro
posed subsidy, that nothing in the act
shall be construed to prevent Amer
ican citizens or corporations from
holding or operating foreign ships in
the ocean carrying trade; and that no
foreign built ships of any line thus
acquired by American citizens shall b9
admitted hereafter to American reg
istry. The title of the biil passed by the
senate is: "To provide for ocean mail
service between the United States and
foreign ports and the common defense,
to promote commerce, and to encour
age deep sea fisheries."
Civil Rule for Tien Tsin.
PEKIN, March 18. A conference
of the ministers of the powers de
cided on the principle of restoring
the Chinese government at Tien Tsin,
thus reversing the decision of the
military commanders. No time for
the transfers has yet been fixed.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, March 18. Tt
day's statement of the treasury in
the general fund, exclusive of the
5150,000,000 gold reserve in the divi
sion of redemption, shows: Avail
able, cash balances, $175,559,113;
Paper from Sorghum Cane.
APPLETON, Wis., March 18.
Plans were completed here for a pa
per mill to be built at Independence,
Kan., which will manufacture paper
from, sorghum cane by an improved
New Doorkeeper for the House.
WASHINGTON, March 18. A re
publican house caucus designated R.
B. Youngs of New York, doorkeeper
of the house, to succeed the late
Oil has been struck at a depth of
S00 feet in a well on Turkey creek;
southeast of Morrison and only twelve
miles from Denver.
To Examine Otis and Funston.
WASHINGTON, March 18. Major
Cfcneral E. S. Otis, former governor
of the Philippines, was before the
Philippine committee of the senate
yesterday, hut gave no testimony
further than the date of his arrival
In and departure from the Philip
pines, owing to' the early convening
of the senate. The committee meets
again tomorrow. It is stated that
General Funston will be examined im
mediately after General Otis.
WEARY OF PENSION LAWYERS.
Senators and Congressmen Think
They Are Well Rid of Them.
WASHINGTON. I. C, March 17.
Senators and members cf congress are
very much interested Ift the fact that
the pension appropriation bill soon
will become a law, becafie they hope
to obtain from It some relief from
the pressure on them to secure pri
vate pension legislation. The bill
contains provisions making it "a ctini
'jal offense for attorneys, claim
4?ents or other persons to receive
compensation for services rendered ii
connection with the passage througk.
congress of private pension bills."
They say there are now many tlmei
as many bills before congress as pos
sibly can receive attention during the
session, and the number Is increasing
daily. They recognize that - many of
the bills represent just claims, but
they also feel that claim attorneys
have been more active than they were
called upon to be. It is also declared
that claimants have been 'imposed
upon in many cases and persuaded to
pay money for the introduction of
the bills, which stand no show of be
coming laws. The bill is now in the
hands of the president.
PRINCE HENRY WILL RESIGN.
Will Cease to Be Admiral, but Will
Go a Step Higher.
BERLIN, March 17. Admiral Prince
Henry of Prussia, after completing the
fleet maneuvers during the coming
summer, will resign the command of
the First squadron, which he has held
for two years. Prince Henry has
held all positions In the German navy
up to that of admiral. The ouly pos
sible higher command is that cf tho
double squadron maneuvers which
have hitherto been conducted under a
general inspector of the navy. It is
expected that Prince Henry will be in
command of the double squadron
maneuvers next year.
Emperor William has ordered tho
battleships Wurtemberg and Baden to
appear before Cuxhaven next Tuesday
to welcome Prince Henry cn his re
turn to Germany on board the Hamburg-American
While the official program of Prince
Henry's reception has not yet been
published, the newspapers say that
Emperor William wijl receive his
brother on shore al Cuxhaven.
TO WELCOME PRINCE HENRY.
Emperor William Orders Two Battle
ships to Participate.
BERLIN, March 17 Admiral PrJnrv
rlenry of Prussia, after completing th
!eet maneuvers during the coming
lummer, will resign the command of
:he first squadron, which he has held
'or two years. Prince Henry has held
ill positions in the German navy up
:o that of admiral. The only possible
ligher command is that of the doubl'?
squadron maneuvers, which have
litherto been conducted under a gen-
;ral inspector of the navy. It is ex
pected that Prince Henry will be in
ommand of the double squadron ma
neuvers next year.
Emperor William has ordered ths
battleships Wurtemburg and Baden to
ippear before Cuxhaven next' Tuesday
:o welcome Prince Henry on his re-
urn to Germany on board the Ham
burg-American steamer Deutschland.
While the official program of Prince
Henry's reception has not been pub-
ished, the newspapers say that Em
peror Wii.Iam will receive his brother
m shore at Cuxhaven.
HOUSE WILL UNSEAT RHEA.
Conclusion of Election Contest from
Third Kentucky District.
WASHINGTON, March 17. The
house during the present week will
pass the river and harbor bill, will
decide the contested election case pt
Voss against Rhea from the Third
Kentucky district and will consider
the bill for the retirement of officers
of the revenue cutter service. Such
is the program of the house leaders.
The report in the contested election
case is against Mr. Rhea, the sitting
member, who is a democrat, and it
is regarded as a foregone conclusion
that he will be unseated. The reve
nue cutter service bill was defeated
'.n the last congress, but its friends
claim to have hope that it will meet
a better fate now.
Creditors Close a Store.
DES MOINES, la.. March 17.
I. W. Rice Mercantile ,-ompany, do
ing a general merchandise business,
was closed by H. A. Huntley and tho
Huntley-Smith Dry Goods company,
both of SL Joseph, who hold a mort
gage on the stock.
Woman and Daughter Killed.
SPRINGFIELD, O.. March 17. Mrs.
Joseph Phillips and her two daugh
ters, Florence, aged 12, and Margaret,
aged 7, were struck by a Big Four
train at 7 o'clock this evening while
crossing the trestle west of this city.
All were thrown into Mid river. Mrs.
Phillips and Florence were killed, but
Margaret was only slightly injured.
The father, whom they had gone to
meet on his return from work,, wit
nes.ed the accident;.
FLED IN DISHO
A DICTATED REPORT OF THE BE
LORD METHUEII TO KITCHENER
The Blame Placed on Mounted Troops
Who Were Seized with a Panic
All Going Well Until the Tide
LONDON. March 17. The war office
has received tho following communi
cation from Ixjrd Kitchener at Pre
toria: "Ix)rd Methuen has tent me a atafT
officer with a dictated dispatch, from
which It appears that certain particu
lars previously given are Innccurate.
Tho rear screen of mounted troop
was rushed and overwhelmed at dawn.
There was a gnp of a in 1 1 between
the ox and the mule convoys.
"The mounted supports to the rear
of tho screen, with General Methuen,
immediately reinforced by all the
available mounted troops and a sec
tion of the Thirty-eighth battery,
maintained themselves for an hour,
during which the convoys wire clos
ing up without disorder.
"In the meanwhile 200 Infantry were
being disposed by Ixjrd Methuen to
resist the Boer attack, which was out
flanking the left of the rear guard.
The Doers pressed that attack bard
and the mounted troops, attempting to
fall back on the infantry, not com
pletely out of hand, carrying away
with them in the route the bulk of ili'i
"Two guns of the Tlili ty-eij'.IM !i
battery were thus left uiiprotocu-d.
ttry were thus left improtecicd.
t continued in action until iv-iy
in, with the exception of LUmm cnui
Nesbam, was killed or wounded. Un
tenant Nesham was call.-d np.Jii to .sur
render, and upon refusing to do s
"Iyjrd Methuen. with 200 of the
Northumberland fusileieiH and two
guns of tho Fourth battery, then
found himself isolated, but hcH mi
for three hours. During this period
the remaining infantry, namely, 10')
cf the Lancashire's with some forty
mounted men, mostly Capr police, who
had occupied the kraal rear the wag
ons, also continued to hold out'.aiiist
the repeated attacks of the Boers. Uy
this time Iord Methuen wa3 wounded
and the casualties were exceedingly
heavy among his men. The ammuni
tion was mostly expended and the y. iv
rendcr was made about 9:30 in the
morning. The party In the kraal hi 11!
held out and did not give in until two
guns and a pompom were brought to
bear upon them at about 10 o'clock,
making their position untenable. It Is
confirmed that most of the Boers wore
our uniform. Many uIho wore our
badges. Even at close quarters they
could not be distinguished from our
"It is clear the Infantry fought well
and the artillery kept up the tradi
tions of their regiment. In addition
to the forty members of the Cape po
lice already mentioned, a few parties
of imperial yeomanry and Cape police
continued to hold their ground after
the p anic had swept the bulk of th'j
mounted troops off the field."
MRS. M'KINLEY MUCH BETTER.
Drives to Late President's Tomb and
Places Flowers Thereupon.
CANTON, O., March 17. Secretarr
Cortelyou and Dr. Rlxey, close friends
to the late President McKinley, noted
an improvement In Mrs. McKInley's
condition during their visit with her
yesterday. Secretary Cortelyou came
last night. Dr. and Mrs. Rlxey cam-
today. All left for Washington this
evening. The visit of t'icse old friends
teemed to give Mrs. McKinley much
pleasure. The visitors and Mrs. Bat
her accompanied Mrs. McKinley for a
drive and a visit to the cemetery dur
ing the morning. Mrs. McKinley car
ried a bunch of flowers and herself
entered the vault and placed them on
the casket. Mrs. McKinley's condition
changes little from day to day, but
she shows gradual Improvement. Sh
now receives scarcely any medical at
tention. Govera Assumes Command.
MANILA, March 17. Govera, the
insurgent leader, has ifssued a procla
mation in the island of Samar de
claring that he has succeeded General
Lukban, who was captured by the
Americans, and that consequently all
orders now standing in the name of
Lukban are void.
Bloody Bull Fight at El Paso.
EL PASO. Tex., March 17. Ten
thousand people, most of them Amer
icans, witnessed a bloody bull fight at
Juarez, Mex., just across the river
from this place, today, in which twe
of Spain's most noted matadores, Fu
entea and Mazzantl, took a leadin?
part. Six bulls were dispatched by
the sword and five horses were gored
to death. Fuentes and Mazzantl, who
have been touring Mexico, go from
here to Spain for leventy fights.
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