The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, November 03, 1899, Image 6

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Rocrs Giving the Britons More
Trouble Than Anticipated,
Knjtllsh Kspcct An Hitrly Attnrk Homo
Disquieting 1 til morn Iteitch llrltish
Lines From the Umvotl Country.
Ladysmlth Hon Ha Water.
A London dispatch of Mtmtlny morn
ing says Hint tlio position of Lady
smith l sufllu'eutly dangorous to ox
cite anxiety. Evidently the Boers mo
trying to repent tliulr Dtindio tuetlcs.
Roughly estimated they have 17,000 as ngnlnst 12,000 British.
General Sir George Stewart White
lias tho better artillery, but IiIh Ih of
lesser range. The delay In the Hour
Uncle Ih reported to be due to the non
arrival of Commandant General Jon
bcrt's colutnu. This Iiuh given the
Itrttlrih a much needed rcsplto ufter
Ihelr recent exertions.
Evorything, It Ih now considered,
lilngos upon Cencrul White resource
wid judgment. Nothing Ih known re
garding tho progress of defensive
works for the protection of Lndysmtth.
The censorship Is more active than
rver. According to tho Dully Chroni
cle's correHpondent, "the now regula
tion limit the number of wot (In al
lowed for press messages to one-fourth
tho number allowed before."
Farmer In tho neighborhood of
l.udy.smlth have left their farms and
fctockatthn inorcy of tho Boeis and
ro congregated In the town. Tho
two guns tho Doers have mounted are
powerful weajKinh. They are the ones
used In aliening Dundee and It In u
matter of considerable nurpilse how
they munnged to transport such heavy
Again It Ih reported that President
Kruger nccompauled (lencral Joubert
to the front In a splendidly fitted trav
eling wagon.
Tho Standard's correspondent nt
I adysmlth, telegraphing Snturdny,
ends a statement that tho Boers havo
captured 1,61)0 mules, a loss that must
oi lotisly inconvenience llrltish trans
fort. Tho attempt of the l!osrs to cut the
railroad at Pietcra.was frustrated by
British cavalry.
Civilian Ordered to Leave.
Everything remained quiet at Lady
tnith Sunday, and the water supply is
fcclng renewed. A number of resident
civilians have been ordered to leave the
town under penaly of arrest. The
lloers arc gradually closing around
Idysmlth. They havo mounted two
fclg gunH on Tintii Ingonlu 4,800 yards
from tho llrltish camp. An attack in
Hilary Men and rollllrlnni Urge an
Karly Change.
Under (Into of October Si) n Wnshing-
' ton telegram says: Since ho returned
from His western trip the president has
been urged by many men prominent in
military and political life to make a
change in tho general commanding tho
American nrmy in tho Philippines.
Thoso best informed believe that this
will be done, notwithstanding the ns-
curanco given out some time ago by
wicuremry uooi uiai Ucncrnl Otis was
to bo permitted to remain at his pres
ent post. Otis hns had a long slego
.ftnd.ha can be relieved without degrad
ing him by simply sending an oflloor of
higher rank to Muntla in order that ho
"may tako the proverbial "much needed
rest." In thin connection an army of
ficer, who Ih regarded as an oxport au
thority in military tactics, said today:
The only real military aclevement
during tho entire war with Spain was
that performed by General Miles Miles
has always proved himself a bold'er of
tho first degree In every position which
lio has been called upon to fill, and
when ho laid out and carried Into ef
fect that campaign in Porto Hleo ho
not only astonished the secretary of
war but every otllcer of the army, for
mo movement was one which was en
tirely unexpected and of which no one
in Washington had tho slightest notice.
Miles nailed with his troops ostensibly
for some, point on tho northern eoas't
of the Island in tho vicinity of San
'Juan, and when ho was fairly well out
to sea; away from telegraph lines and
possibilities of Interference by tho au
thorities of tho department, ho shaped
111 courso for the south of the island,
landed his expedition, flanked tho
enemy tlmo after time, drove them in
to ft pocket in Sin Juan and accom
plished the object for which tho ex
pedition started with scarcely tho loss
of a man. Miles can be depended upon
to repeat tho tactics which were so
successful in Porto Rico if he is placed
In command in tho Philippines.
Murder at Oreat Fall.
John Zupanchich murdored Frank
Marhar at Great Falls, Mont., Monday
morning, cutting his throat with a
broken bottle. Both were Austrian
biuelter employes. Zupanchich escaped.
ltesult of an Old Feud.
An Anna, HI., special of October 30
says: An old fond resulted yesterday in
tho killing of J. T. Cook, a- saloon
keeper, at Pulaski, a small town twen
ty miles south of here, by Frank
Moore, u general merchant of that
place. It is claimed Cook called on
Moore's store at 3 o'clock and remarked
to Moore: "It is about timo to settlo
our trouble, and It will bo done today or
one of uh dies." A fow words followed,
nfter which Moore drew a revolver and
' bhot Cook twlco in the breast, killing
him Instantly.
former Understanding- With Mint Nation
Hwept Attar ljr Wr.
Under date of October 30 a Washing
ton telegram says: An understanding
has been reached by which it Ih ex
pected that negotiations will opened
boon at Madrid for a now treaty be
tween the United Htntcs and Spain.
This will be the last step towards com
pletely restoring tho friendly relations
between tho two countries.
The war with Spain swept tho old
treaty out of existence and tho only
International ngrcvhicnt now in exist
ence Ih the peace trtlaty which Ih con
fined to tho events growing out of the
war has no reference to commerce,
navigation, extradition nnd other
maulfold relations between nations in
times of peace. The coming negotia
tions will ba for the purposo of form
ing such a treaty of commerce, amity
and friendship. The present condition
Ih ((iiltu anomalous, as there is no basis
on which persons could be extradited
from one country to another or for tho
determination of any commercial dlf
ference which might arise. Fortunate
ly there has been no case occasioning
scrlouH difference.
Freight Train on llio Hiwita Fo Leaves
the Triiek.
Freight train No. 241, o' the South
ern Pacific, one of the double-headers,
while running thirty-live miles an
hour, was wrecked early Monday morn
ing on the 101 Paso division, just cast
of Lungtry, Texas. ltoth engines
jumped the track and were turned over
and almost completely wiecked. The
track was torn up considerably tnid
three men were injured. The injured
are: II. I.. (llonu, tlrcman; Felix Dim
mitt, brakemnn; A. Dezottl, tramp.
The first named is bru'sed in the back.
Dlmmltt is s werely bruised, nnd the
tramp is badly injured. All of tho
injured men were taken to San Anto
nio on a special train nn I taken to tho
Santa Itosa hoipttul. The California
truin wns caught behind the wreck anil
had not arrived up to midnight. Ef
forts to leurn the paitlculars of tho
wreck both by the express and the rail
road ofllu'als here has proved futile.
'ns the wiio are kept continually in
use by the officials.
Military Funeral of (general Ouy V.
Henry nt New York.
Tho largest and most impressive mil
itary funeral parade since the death of
(lencral William T. Sherman took place
nt Now York Sunday morning when
the body of (Scuerul Guy V. Henry was
removed from his residence to the
Pennsylvania train that conveyed it to
Washington, where interment will bo
made in Arlington cemetery.
The Hervlces at the residence were
conducted by the. Rev. John lluskc, of
the St. Thcmas Protestant Episcopal
church and consisted of simple prayers,
lasting not more thun ten minutes.
Tho colli n was partially covered with
a silk American (lag. Numerous floral
pieces were in tho mantels and a fow
on the foot of fie cotlln.
Htrept lly Wind and Flood.
A Santiago, Cuba dispatch of the 20th
says: After five days of continuous
rain storm i a terrific hurricane swept
over Santiago today, causing much de
struction. Twelve houses were wrecked and
others badly damaged. Tho unprece
dented rainfall continues. Telegraph
wires are down and it Is impassible for
vessels to enter or leave the harbor.
The United States transport Burn
sldes has been kept erulslug outside
the harbor, and fears are entertained
for tho safety of the fleet of schooners
iroin llaytl and Jamaica that usually
arrive on Monday morning.
Dlsrharsed Holdler Shot.
John Potter, recently discharged,
private of company I), Thirtieth U. S.
volunteer Infantry and native of Oak
land, Col., was shot and instantly
killed at Lincoln, 111., at two o'clock
Monday morning while with a gnng of
robbers attempting to rob a general
store at lleasou. As Potter Htarted to
enter the watchman In tho store shot
hln In the heed with a shot gun. Other
members of the gang lied and no trace
of them can bo found. Potter enlisted
nt Fort Crook, Nobrasku. Ho was
twenty-one years old.
Hnloon Men Take Action.
A Sioux City, Iowa, October 30, tele
gram says: Sioux City was a dry town
yesterday, at least, so far us saloons
were concerned, for tho first time in
yean. Saturday night at midnight the
doors closed and a closo watch was
kept by tho police on nil places. The
closing movement Is duo to nn action
of the leading saloon men who have
petitioned the mayor for a dry Sunday
Disperse u llundlt Hand.
A Manila dispatch says: Detachments
of the Sixth Infantry have recently
been engaged in dispersing bauds of
bandits which havo been "operating in
tho island of Negros. Captain Simons
struck a vlllngo of Tullsunes, near San
Carlos, and Captain Evans defeated an
other band, killing ten, wounding
many and capturing tweuty. There
were no American losses.
A New Itevolutlon
A Carabas, Venezuela, dispatch ol
October 20 says: General Hernandez
has had a rupture with' tho govern
ment and left Caracas early this morn
ing for Ocuraaro, to start a now revolu
tion. Ho has 2,000 men. All the lib
erals nro supporting General Clpriano
Castro. Tho situation is extremely
Kansaus Mustered Out.
The Twentieth Kansas volunteers
were mustered out at San Francisco.
They will leave for homo on a special
train at once.
i mjwm
Boers Begin Attack on Main
British Stronghold.
Meet Foemen Worthy of Their Htecl
Loss for Knoh Hide Placed at n Hun
dred or More Fight Itiigp All
Day London Is Uneasy,
Dispatches from Ladysmlth, Natal,
received Tuesday morning nt London,
tell of nn engagement between tho
llrltish forces under General White,
which nro stationed there, nnd the
lloers under Commandant-General Jou
bert, who besieging the town.
Tho fighting began with frontal at
tack on the main llocr position, which,
however, was found evacuated. The
enemy, having retired, now made a
change of front and developed n heavy
attack on Colonel Orlmwood's brigade.
To meet this, the llrltish artillery,
which had been shelling the evacuated
position, also changed front. Grim
wood's brigade was promptly rein
forced, but boon was obliged to fall
back rnpidly, with consequences which
might have been serious had not the
field artillery plueklly covered tho
movement at consldcrnble loss to itself.
The movement of the llrltish wns In
the nature of a rcconnolsance In force,
but they found the enemy In great
force nt nil points. Although the Eng
lish had seven batteries of artillery,
their fire failed entirely to crush that
of tho enemy until the infnntry, tho
Fifth lnncers, plueklly rode across tho
enemy's front nnd feigned a retreat.
Tills, however, failed to entlco tho
enemy out, the Boers only replying
with a shell fire.
When the llrltish attempted to throw
themselves on tho enemy, tho Boers de
veloped n heavy counter attack, und as
they were In great numerical superi
ority, General -Whlto gavo orders for
tho infantry to bo gradually with
drawn. Tho movement was carried
out with great steadiness and delibera
tion, under cover of tho guns.
Some shells were thrown into the
town from tho enemy's forty-poundcrs
at a range of over six thousand yards,
but no damage was done. Tho engage
ment lasted 'about' Ave hours anil re
sulted In casualties estimated at from
ninety to 100 on each side.
Apparently the Doers have concen
trated for a supreme effort at Lady
smith. They have withdrawn their
forces from other points, which they
consider, momentarily, to bo of less
importance. Tho ease with which
they reorganized the German corps,
which was almost annihilated nt
Elandslaogtc, and General Lucas Ma
ler's column, shattered at Talana hill,
Bhow how great are their recupernttve
powers and their utility of resource.
The perseverance the lloers have shown
in transporting heavy ordnance and
posting it in commanding positions
and their tactical skill have been a rev
elation and forced admiration even
from thoir enemies.
Condition of the Vlco-1'reildent la Con
sidered Very (Iravo.
Tuesday morning word comes from
Patterson, N. J., that vice-President
Hobart suffered a rclupso this morn
ing. He hud a succession of choking
spells, resulting from an Imperfect
action of tho heart, an old aflllctlon,
connected with inflammation of tho
stomach. His physicians havo made
tho statement that Mr. Hobart was
sinking. At 2:30 a. m. Tuesday the
house of Vlco President Hobart, which
had been in darkness a considerable
portion of tho night, wns lighted up
from the top floor to tho basement,
policemen nro on guard in front of tho
rcsldenco and everything points to
boino serious condition in the sick
chamber. At 3:10 n. m., which is the
latest news available, Dr. Newton had
left tor home, leaving tho patient
Ask for an Increase.
The mill operatives of Fall River,
through thetr representatives in tho
textile council Tuesday, ask for nn in
crease of 10 per cent in wages, to tako
effect November 13. The manufactur
ers, through thoir committee, replied
that they had no power to grant tho
increase asked, but would refer the re
quest back to their association for in
structions. Many Fishermen Lost.
A Gloucester, Mass., special says:
Sixty men of the Gloucester fishing
fleet were lost during the year just
ended, a less number than usual. They
left fifteen widows nnd twonty-slx
children. Fifteen vessels valued at
79,000,750 were lost.
Dewey to Wert.
Tuesday Admiral Dewey confided to
some of his more intimate Washington
friends tho fact of his engagement to
Mrs. Hazen, widow of Gon. W. H.
Hazen, formerly chief signal officer of
the army,
Bold Daylight Hold-Up.
At St. Louis Robert E. Jennings,
eecrctary and treasurer of tho Hroad
way eablo line, wns robbed of 81,013 in
cash and 848,750 in checks while stand
ing on the rear platform of a Broad
way car at Broadway and Washington
avenue. Ho had just drawn tho money
to pay of tho hands. While Mr. Jen
nings was getting on tho car two men
came up, one of them jostling him to
attract his attention, while the other
robbed him. They made their escape,
but detectives are on their track. Pay
ment on tho checks has been stopped.
KIioits a Hurplus of 83,000,000 Expend
iture Not ns (Irent nn Kxpccteil.
A surplus of nearly 83,000,000 will be
shown In tho treasury statement of re
ceipts and expenditures for October.
This is a good showing for tho first
montii or n new quarter when the pay
ments for pensions! exceed 610,000,000.
Tho anticipation of interest payments
to relieve the money stringency Is also
set off ngainst the surplus, perhaps to
tho extent of a couple of million dol
lars, but the financlul condition of the
government Ih in all respects most grat
ifying. Tho receipts from customs for the
month show n gain of 83,000,000 over
tho corresponding period of Inst year.
Tho internal revenue collections arc
81,000,000 greater this October than
they were for tho corresponding period
a year ago. The expenditures for the
month are 810,000,000 less thun in Octo
ber, 18U8.
Tho expense of tho army for the
month wns Sl'J.OOO.OJO and of the navy
SS.OOO.OOO, not a costly showing in view
of tho extraordinary preparations for
tho campaign in the Philippine islands:
Last year the expenditures for all
purposes, civil and military, were
8335,000,000, up to tho first of Novem
ber, while this your they are but 8180,
000.000. The net gold nnd bullion in the treas
ury, including the re.lemptlon fund,
is .'5:i,000,0()0, a-rnlnst 8354,000,000 at
the end of September Inst .
President McKinley Sends rooting to
Funston'H Followers.
Elaborate preparations arc making
in Topeka, Kan., for the reception to
bo necorded the Twentieth Kansas reg
iment, which is duo to nrrive thero
Thursday from San Frnncisco. Excur
sion trains nre to be run into Topeka
from nil points and over forty (hous
nnd visitors aro expected in the city.
President McKinley and Secretary of
War Root, who had been invited to
attend tho ceremonies, havo sent trib
utes to the regiment which appear in a
souvenir of tho "Fighting Twentieth"
just issued. President MeKlnlcy's trib
ute is written in the chief executive's
own hand, and is as follows:
"Tho American nation appreciates
the devotion and valor of its soldiers
and sailors. Among its hosts of brave
defenders the Twentieth Kansas was
fortunate in opportunity and .'lcroic In
action, and has won a permanent place
in the hearts of a grateful people.
"William McKinley."
"September 30, 1S0D."
The Twentieth Kansas volunteers,
who were mustered out of service Sat
urday, have left for homo in a special
train made up of three sections.
Brigadier General Funston accompa
nied the regiment.
Solicitation of Funds From Them Is
Contrary to the Statutes.
A long official statement, reviewing
the legal phasos of the political assess
ment question, and holding- that the
soliciting of campaign funds by letter,
tomes clearly within the remedial pro
visions of the civil tcrvice law, has
been made public by tho civil service
commission. The commission made
the statement bo-nuse of circulars bent
out by W. F. Durdell as treasurer of
tho flnauco committee of tho Ohio re
publican state executive committee,
soliciting contributions from federal
employes. Tho commission says the
Ohio circular- bring up clearly the
question so long awaiting judicial de
termination as to whether soliciting of
contributions for political purposes by
means of letters addressed to federal
ofllcers or employes at their oflleos, con
stitutes an offense under the twelfth
section of tho civil service act.
Ten Mon llndly Iturned.
Ten men, two of whom will die,
were burned at the Carneglo steel
works at Duqucsnc, Pa., Tuesday.
The men were working in a pit en
gaged in making connections for a
metro for the new gas house erected.
The main had sprung a leak, and when
the yard engine passed, hauling a train
of hot ingots, the gas was ignited and
a terrific explosion followed, com
pletely shattering the old gas house
and hurling tho workmen in every di
Negro Kills Three Persons.
At Walkinsvlllo, Ga.. Will Plerco, n
negro, killed Walter Purycar and Mrs.
Picrco with an axe. Picrco had been
separated from his wifo, who was mak
ing her homo with the Purycai-s,
Pierce called on his wife and was
asked to remain. The killing was
dono while the victims were asleep.
Sheriff O'Vorby left for tho place ac
companied by bloodhounds.
Ferryboat Cut In Two.
The Pennsylvania ferry-boat Chicago,
plying between Jersey City and New
York, was cut in two by the steamer
City of Augusta, at 12:35 this (Tuesday)
morning on tho New York sldo of the
North river, and went down in seven
or eight minutes. There were 30 or 40
people on board and It is feared sever
al lives were lost.
Ask for Arbitration.
The Hollanders of western Michigan
aro signing petitions, asking Congress
man William AMon Smith to present
to congress u proposition directing
tendorlng tho good ofllccs of the Uni
ted States in behalf of arbitration ot
the difficulties between Great Britain
and tho South African republic.
000 Sheep Cremated.
Fire dostroyed tho sheep yards at the
Kansas City stock yards, and 000 sheep
were cremated. Four firemen were
seriously Injured by falling walla.
Loss, 830,000.
Capture Two British Regiments
and a Large Battery,
Rnellsh (lencral Mnltcs n Tnrtlcal Krror
and Loses the Flower of Ills Army
Assumes All lllnme For
The lllc Disaster.
The war ofllec nt London, Tuesday
night, has received a dlspnth from Gen
eral White, commanding tho British
forces at Ladyjmith, reporting that the
royal Irish fuslleers, the No. 10 moun
tain battery and the Gloucestershire
regiment were surrounded in the hills
by the Boers, and, after losing heavily,
were obliged to capitulate General
White ndds that casualties have not
yet been ascertained.
The following is the text of General
White's dispatch to tho war olllee:
"Ladysmlth, Oct. 30.-10:30 p.m. I
have to report a disaster to the column
sent by mo to tnkc a position on a hill
to guard the left flunk of the troops.
In these operations today the royal
Irish fuslleers, No. 10 mountain bat
tery nnd the Gloucestershire regiment
were surrounded in tho hills, nnd nfter
losing heavily had to capitulate. The
casualties have not yet been ascer
tained. "A man of tho fuslleers, employed
as a hospital orderly, came In under a
flag of truce with a letter from the
survivors of the column, who asked for
assistance to bury the dead. I fear
there is no doubt of the truth of tho
"I formed a plan, in the carrying out
of which the disaster occurred, nnd I
am alone responsible for the plan.
There Is no blame whatever to tho
troops, as the position wns untenable."
While minor reverses were not
wholly unexpected, nothing like the
staggering blow General Joubert de
livered to General White's forces yes
terday was anticipated. The 'full ex
tent of the disaster is not yet acknowl
edged, if it is known at the war office.
Thc.lqss ineffective men must bo ap
palling to a general who is practically
surrounded. Two of the finest British
regiments and a mule battery deducted
from the Ladysmith garrison weakens
it about a fifth of its total strength,
and alters the whole situation very
materially in favor of the Boers, who
have again shown themselves stern
fighters and military strategists of no
mean order. The disaster cost' the
British from 1,500 to 2,000 men and
six seven-pound screw guns, nnd as
the Boer artillery is already stronger
than Imagined the capture of these
guns will bo a great help to the Boers.
It Is learned by the Associated Press
that the war office has ordered a
second army corps to bo in readiness
to be called out.
The military ofllcials have not yet
I'teclded whether tho consummation of
the plan will be necessary, but they
are determined to have everything in
readiness either for a demonstration in
Europe of Great Britain's capabilities
or for sending even a larger fcr:e to
the scene of action.
Until the receipt of tho news of the
Ladysmlth disaster the latter courso
was considered out of the question.
But now there is no knowing what
steps will be decided upon.
The war office has sent tho following
dispatch to General Duller:
"Three extra battalions of foot and
one mountain battery with reserves
will lenve England during the course
of ten days to make good tho casual
tics." London is dismayed, and gloom and
sorrow prevail. Much adverse com
ment is heaped on General White's
head. The Daily Chronicle says that
"if this war is to be a war of vengence
we bhall have to wipe out a disaster
before which tho memory of Majuba
fades nway. The empire is face to face
with a repulse comparable only to the
surrender of Burgoyne to the embat
tled farmers of our American colonics."
Irish Fapers Gleeful.
The Irish nationalist papers are
quite gleeful. Tho Dublin Evening
Telegraph, John Dillon's paper, says:
"A big bully triumphant Is no love
ly spectacle, but a big bully beaten is
the very acme of disgrace."
The Dublin Evening Herald ridicules
the Idea of Great Britain menacing
RussiA after Sir George White's mes
sage. Captains at Fault.
After a dllllgent search It has been
announced that not more than two
lives were lost us a result of the col
lision between the ferryboat Chicago
of the Pennsylvania lino and the
Rtenraor City of Augusta of the Savan
nah line, at New York. The coroner
holds tho captains guilty and ordered
their arrest.
llobbed In Chicago.
A Wednesday morning special from
Chicago says: C. W. Merrill of Fre
mont, Neb., was robbed of S340 in
money and a draft for 8750 by three
men while riding on a street car from
tho btock yards.
A Kansas I.ynchtnr.
A Wednesday special from Weir City,
Kan., snys: Weir City was the scene
last night of a double tragedy. Gus
McArdle, a bartender in "Berry Jane's
joint was shot and killed at 10:30
o'clock, and in less than two hours his
supposed murderer, George Wells, n
negro miner from Scainmon,was swing
ing to a telephone polo, tho victim of a
Arkansas Town Ilurned,
Fire nt Horatio, Ark., destroyed tho
business part of the town, entailing a
loss of 850,000, with but little insurance.
Court of Appeals Decide Ktmbarlaln
Citizenship Hult.
Tho famous Klmberlain citizenship
suit has been decided by the court of
appeals at Ardmorc, I. T. W. G. Klm
berlain married an Indian woman nnd
wns enrolled us a citizen of tho Chick
asaw nation. After the deatli of his
first wife, he mairicd Mnry Jano Kim
bcrlaln. n white woman, who later
made application for enrollment beforo
the Dawes commission. On account of
having wedded nn inter-married citizen
the Dawes commission refused to en
roll her. Mrs. Kimbcrlnin appealed to
Judge Townsend for a writ of manda
mus to compel the commission to en
roll her, but ho held Thnt he had no ju
risdiction. Court of nppeals sustained
tho Dawes commission. Many citizen
ship cases of a like nature will be affected.
Uphold I.atr of Tradition.
In deciding the case of Jones vs. Mce
iinn, involving title to a small tract of
land in Minnesota, the United States
supreme court Wcdnesdiy passed upon
the question of the right of the eldest
son of nn Indian chief to to inherit his
father's property in the face of opposi
tion by other descendants. Tho opin
ion handed down holds thnt the eldest
son of a chief is entitled by all tho
laws, usages und customs of the Amer
can Indlnns to eomu into possession of
the property and title of his father.
Wunts Closer Kcliitliiim.
In tho commercial congress nt Phila
delphia, Antonio Cuyas, delegate from
Madrid, gave iv resume of the condi
tions of trade and commerce in Spain,
and said in ciTcct that that country
was being rejuvenated by reorganiza
tion of its commerce and manufactures.
In conclusion ho declared that Spain
is very anxious to Increase Its commer
cial trade with the United States. In
order to do this, ho said, it is indispens
able that n treaty of commerce be ne
gotiated without delay.
Hent un Infernal Machine.
A special from Waterloo, In., says:
An infernal nrichlne was received by
express from Chicago by Mrs. J. W.
Hoot. The machine was in the form
of a cabinet about a foot long. When
she pulled the knob to open it a per
cussion cap exploded but failed to d
any damage. She turnc.l ths b3x over
to the police who tested the machine,
causing a terrific explosion. Tho au
thorities are Investigating nnd thu
Chicago authorities have been notified.
Train Htoned by Boys.
Passenger train No. 7, on the St.
Louis, Peoria & Northern road, en
route from St. Louis, was stoned by a
number of boys as the train reached
the city limits of Springfield, 111.,
breaking all the windows in the rear
coach. Passengers'barely escaped in
jury, the damage done to the train
amounting to several hundred dollars.
Superintendent W. II. Grldley's privato
coach "Midget" was badly damaged.
Kentucky' on Trial Trip.
The first class battleship Kentucky
went out on her builders' trial trip at
Newport News, Tuesday. The sea
wub heavy and the wind high. Under
forced draught and in n wind blowing
thirty miles an hour, the Kentucky at
tained a speed of sixteen and one-third
knots an hour, or onb-third knot mora
than required by contract.
Traveling Man a Hulclilo.
,T P. Lourey, ft" well-known traveling
salesman of St. Joseph, Mo., commit
ted suicide at the Laclede hotel at
Piatt iburg, Mo. Lourey had attempted
to kill a Plattsburg young woman Sat
urday night on her ruf usul to many
him. When officers presented a -warrant
for his arrest he shot himself
Wreck at Cnrbon, I'n.
Vcstlbuled train No. 0 on tho Tltts
burg & Western railroad, which left
Chicago for New York Tuesday after
noon, was wrecked at Carbon, Pa.,
about daylight Wednesday. Fireman
George Holliday was killed and En
gineer Cupps nnd the baggagemaster
wero slightly hurt. None of tho pas
sengers were injured.
Heverul rgrsons Cremated,
The Webster house, at" the corner of
St. James aud Cathedral streets, Mon
treal, Canada, wns burned Wednesday
morning. Several persons aro sup
posed to havo been burned or suffo
cated. Three bodies have been recov
ered, one of which was identified a
that of a scrub-woman.
Indians Can Shoot (lame.
The Minnesota supreme court has
decided that is legal for the Indians to
hunt game upon thoir reservations in
that state without regard to the game
laws of the stato so long as they do not
store their game to bo bold contrary to
law to traders.' '
' Hollaft Bettor.
Tuesday evening it was announced
thnt Viob President Hobart had passed
a very comfortable day.' " Ho has taken
an interest In'taffairsV" h'as- been very
cheerful and enjoyed a natural sleep.
He himself says that it has been one
of the best days he has passed in -a
Murder at Hpriuglleld, 111,
John Gait, nn aged milkman ol
Springfield, 111., was shot dead Tues
day evening in the very heart of tho
city by an unknown assassin. The
murder occurred while ho was putting
away his team in tho barn.
Pauneefota Co miner Uook,
The steamship Oceanic, which sailed
from Liverpool Wednesday for Ne:
York, will have among its pabsongwa
Lord Pauncefote, the British amboeoa.
dor to the United Stalcu, and Lady