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Jim Jeffries and Tom Sharkey
Fight Full Limit,
THE SAILOR BOY PROVES A SLUGGER
Was AI1o lo OIo tlio Champion ,lnnl
as Good ns tin Scut Tide of Until
Never Strong on Hither Hlilo
Most llcmnrknblo l'lfjlit.
James J, Jeffries retains tlio champ
isnshlp of tlio world, Referee Goorgo
Sllor giving him the decision nt the end
of the twenty-fifth round over Snllor
Tom Sharkey, at Coney Inlnnd sport
ing club Friday night. It was one of
tlio most mnrvolous battles that has
taken place, and the greatest crowd
that over gathered at the Coney Island
club Iioum) witnessed the desperate
struggle for supremacy.
In live rounds .leffrles had the better
of tho fight, In the first two and the
last three. During tho other twenty
Sharkey forced the Issue, and llko a
bull terrlor was at his man with both
hundH unceasingly. In those- twenty
rounds Jeffries' great weight and
brawn helped htm to hold off the will
or, and In the twentr-sccond rmm.l im
swung In a couple of vicious upper cuts
that made Sharkey groggy. Tom
camo back again in tho twenty-fourth
and twenty-fifth, but ho was weakened
greatly by .leffrles' vicious blows. One
minute before tho gong sounded to end
the fight Jeffries' left glove camo off,
and practically the contest was over.
Tho referee motioned tho men to
Jeffries corner, an American flag was
flung around the champion's shoulders,
and the crowd on that side and end of
the arena cheered wildly. Tho crowd
on tho opposite side and end, In .Shar
key's corner, yelled for Sharkey, and
the men were led back to their dress
Ten thousand spectators gathered
around the ringside. Though Coney
iflland was swept by a gale, the cars
camo down crowded to tho guards In
a Bwiftly moving lino and tho sports
waded to tho narrow entrances lead
ing to tho arena.
A NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Movement IJogun by Teachers at I.os
Angeles Take form.
As a result or resolutions adopted at
tho meeting of tho national educational
asboehitlon at Los Angeles, Cal., In fa
vor of tho establishment of a notional
tmlvorhlty, u committee of prominent
educators met -lit Washington Friday
to dismiss tho advisability of tho pro
ject, tho plan and beopo of tho univer
sity, ami tho method of presenting tho
Hubjeet to congress If considered feasi
ble. The commission consists of lead
ing educators of tho country. In caso
it Is decided to undertake tho estab
lishment of tho university, It Is under
stood tho president will bo requested
to recommend It In a message to con
gress. GEN. WHITE IS IN A TRAP.
roilllou of tlio F.ugll.l. General I, Con-
A London, November 3 special says:
(Jon. White's position is acknowledged
to be precarious, that tho lauding of a
big naval brigade to go to his assist
anco Is being advocated.
While yesterday's rumors of Iloer
and Itrltlsh victories aro taken hero to
indicate that some serious operations
have been carried out, It Is generally
recognized that most of tho news at
present Is largely rumor and must bo
accepted with great caution.
A 4:03 a. m. Saturday advices from
London say thero Is very little fresh
intelligence today but it is believed
that tho Dulagoa Hay route, if not al
ready restored, speedily will be, thus
giving quicker communication with tho
cupe. Tho situation Is still hopeful.
MR. HOBART'S SUCCESSOR.
Vlce-lrcldcut's Retirement Sot Hcpub
llriin l'olltlrluns to Figuring.
A speclul to tho Herald from Wash
Vice-President Hobart's announce
ment, through members of his family,
of his retirement from public life, will
mako it ncccssury for tho republican
national convention to choose another
running mate for President MuKlnley,
Bhould tho president bo renominated
next year. It will also necessitate the
choice of a president pro tern for tho
Benatc to preside over its deliberations
until a new vice-president takes office.
Republienn politicians aro practically
ngreed that Mr, Hobart's successor on
the Republican ticket next year must
como from Now York state.
Now lliirt'itii rrupoamt.
It has practically been decided that
a colonial bureau will bo established
to tako directly In charge all matters
pertaining to the outlying dependen
cies of the United States. Tlio oflico
will bo a bureau of tlio war depart
ment and not a separate department,
us has been suggested, and tho matter
lias so far Kdvnneed that tho selection
of a chief of tho bureau is now uuder
Deaf Mute Killed by Cam.
A Glrard, 111., special to tho Spring
field State Register Bays that James
Bnrrcllc, a deaf mute, who, with Wal
tcr Loss, another mute, escaped from
tho state institution for tho deaf and
dumb at Jacksonville, was put off tho
north-bound Jacksonville & St. Louis
train Saturday with a badly dislocated
arm and sprained foot. Ho explained
that a Jacksonville fc St. Louis train
had Btruclc him and Loss west of Litch
field, killing Loss and injuring himself.
Supervisor Fairbauk learned later that
",j uu oeen lounu near tlio
Mug uour xraclts near Ulllsboro.
GRADUALLY GROWS WEAKER
Condition of Vlre l'resldent Ilobart
A Patterson, N. J., telegram dated
at 2 o'clock, this, Saturday, morning,
says tho residence of Vlco President
Ilobart Is still dark and no new dc
volopemcnU reported. Ho Is gradual
ly growing weaker.
In Hrlf Defense.
Thursday night William Wninscott
wnlked into tho police station at Spring
field, III., and gavo himself up, saying
that ho had killed George Tunks In
self-defense. Tunks had been occupy
ing Walnscott's house and tho latter
had ordered him to leave. Ho refused
Start for I'lilllnnlnr.
The United States transport rnn
sylvanin and Olympla sailed for tho
Philippines Thursday night with tho
Thirty-ninth and two companies of tho
I'orty-liftli Infantry on board.
Death of Mm. Miller.
Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Miller, wlfo
of Dr. Cleorgo L. Miller, died early
Thursday morning at her residence at
the cortur of Nineteenth and Webster
A Itowon, la., dispatch says:
Owens' threo small children
burned to death Friday while
parents wcro away from home.
NEWS IN HIlIO'.
a disastrous firo started at 11 o'clock
Friday night in tlio oflico of N. 11.
Doyle's largo store, and by 1 o'clock
every business houso In Thomasvllle,
Ala., except Moniingstnr &. Co. and J.
P. Turner & Sons wos burned, Very
few goods were saved from any of tho
buildings ns tho firo under tho Impetus
of a high northwest wind spread with
fearful rapidity. Six hundred bales of
cotton in tho public warehouso wcro
burned with llttlu insurance
The postmaster general has issued
an order forblddttig postmasters in tho
United States to collect postage duo In
excess of the domestic rate on any let
ters sent to soldiers, sailors or marines,
or other persons in the United States
scrvieo in Guam and tho Philippines.
Tho order is given immediate- effect,
and postmasters nro directed to disre
gard till ratings of postage due in ex
cess of tlio domestic rate, made prior
to tills duto.
Secretary Hay. Saturday, nccomna-
nlcd tho German minister, Mr. von
Mumm, to tho White House, where the
minister exchanged farewell greetings
with tho president. Ho is leaving for
his new post at Luxemborough in ad
vance of tho arrival of the Ucrmau am
bussador, Mr. von of Hollcbcu.
A Springfield, 111., November 3 dis
patch says: Tho drivers at tho Con
solidated Coal company's mines at Mt.
Olive, who struck for 82 per day, went
to work again today at 81.75, tho price
they were receiving, and tho mines aro
again in operation.
The London war office replying to
inquiries, said no Information had boen
received of tho llocr movement at
Colenso or elsewhere and it was added
that tho officials wcro not aware
whether tho railroad to Ladysmlth was
Intact or not.
Hear Admiral Lord Charles Bcrcs
ford has accepted tho post of second in
command of tho llritish Mediterranean
squadron in succession to Rear Admi
ral hir uornrd Henry Noel, whoso time
expires in January next. Lord Bores
ford has already selected his staff.
Tho Lokal Anzcigcr states tho federal
council has received a communication
from Vice Admiral Trlpltz, minister of
tho navy, to tho effect that a now naval
bill was In course of preparation and
would bo submitted shortly.
Admiral Schley, accompanied by Mrs.
Schley, Miss Letterman and Gen. Felix
Agnus, of Baltimore, left Washington
Friday morning, over tho Southern
railway for tho south. Tho party oc
cupied a private car.
General Ignaelo Andrade, the recent
ly deposed president of Venezuela, who
made his escape from Caracas October
20, arrived at St. Thomas, D. W. I.,
Friday night. Ho will proceed to San
Juan, Porto Rico.
Mrs. H. 0. Realty, of Clinton, 111.,
was burned to death to her own home.
She was alone, and has for sevoral
years had spells of melancholia, and It
Is supposed shoset tho to her clothing
while sitting in a chair.
As a result of a ferry-boat colliding
with lauding pier at Antwerp, many
persons fell into tlio water. Fifteen to
twenty wore drowned. Ten of tho
bodies luivo been recovered.
George Birchett, colorod, a porter
employed by tho Adams Kxprcss Com
pany. N. Y., was arrested for and con
fessed to having stolen a bag of gold
Fivo hundred pounds of dynamite
exploded In tho milling houso of tho
Aetna, Ind., powdor works. Two men
were killed, and tho shook was folt by
A Chicago special says the corner in
broom corn, which has recently more
than doubled tho price of that com
modity, was, it is learned, onglnecercd
by W. L. Rosonboom and A. J. Klein,
dealers in Chicago. Thoy control
2,000 out of a possible 83,400 tons,
worth about 81,2000,000 and expect to
realize 81,000,000 profit on tho coup.
Edward D. Shulta, a Now York the
atrical man suicided in his room at the
Hotel Victoria, Pittsburg, Pa. Domes
tlo and financial trouble was what
j prompted the deed.
Persistent Rumor That White
HIE STORY IS SENT FROM LISBON
Mnller Horclve Tiding Which Tndlcntcs
Lively Cannonading News Received
nt London Do .Not Confirm the
Report Sent I'm in I.Uboti.
A Lisbon, Portugal, dispatch of No
rcmbcr 0 says: Persistent reports are
in circulation hero that General Sir
George Stewart White, British com
mander in Natal, has capitulated to
Tlio general belief in London is that
tho Boers are now waiting for more
g-uns from Pretoria before attacking
Ladysmith. The fact that Sir Rcdvcrs
miner appears 10 nave ordered a re
tirement from Stromberg, and perhaps
from other places, relieves to some ex
tent the public mind, which otherwlso
would havo been further alarmed.
Confidence is felt in any measures that
General Buller may deem ilnsirnlili.
Tho knowledge that tho pigeon post
Is also working lias como as u relief to
the groat anxiety previously felt.
Dispatches from Cap'etown and other
centers in Capo Colony Indicate that
tho Capo Dutch arc becoming very
restless in consequence of the Boer
The London war ofllce has Issued the
following announcement: "Tho colo
nial office has received information to
the effect that the British troops have
withdrawn from Colenso, south of
Ladysmlth, and have concentrated fur-
thcr south, but wo havo no news of
any engagement in that neighborhood.
Tho evacuation of Cnbnc.n I im.
doubtcdly a most serious matter for
tho British In Natal, ns It not onlv
testifies to tho coinpleto investment of
Ladysmlth by tlio Boors, but makes
tho relief of Gen. Sir Gcorgo Stewart
Whlto an extremely dlflloult operation.
Colenso Is tlio point where the rail
way from Ladvsmltli ernssn t.li
Tugela river, which is now in a flood.
The town Itself Is of small Importance.
It is dominated by tho hills on the
north side of the river and is so unten
able if the Boers have advanced us
they seem to have done. Moreover,
only a small naval and colonial force
was stationed nt Colenso.
The seriousness of tho evacuation,
however, lies In tho fact that Com
mandant General Joubert, while com
pletely investing Sir George Whlto at
Ladysmlth, can slezo this Tugela
bridge and if ho has Hiiiliclen t troops,
can detach a forco and send it south
ward on Fietcrmnrltzburg, and, In any
case, by destroying the bridge nnd
railway, can prevent any relief expldi
tion reaching Sir Geonro White for
End or Long Chase.
A Decatur, III., November 5 sneclal
ttatcs that F. M. GUI was arrested lato
tonlirht on the cbarire of havintr em-
bczzlcd 83.000 from tho Homan Distill-
Ing company of St. Louis. Tills ends a
choso of fifteen thousand miles by the
members of tlio Hrm and a detective
agency. They chased GUI clear across
Mexico. lie has been In Decatur about
two weeks, llvlnir ouletlv at a hotel.
pretending to bo a retired business
man. He was a traveling salesman for
Anxious to Help Hnglniid.
A recriment is in nroecssof formation
at Havana, Cuba.tho services of which,
when its organization is completed,
will bo offered to Great Britain against
the Boers. About 250 Amorlontis urn
already enrolled on its list and many
more nro expected to join. A banner
has been nrenared bearinc tho lnssrln.
tion, "Wo fight for civilization only."
Looks Tor a Conl Famine.
George W. Bright, vlco president of
tho Sunday Creek Coal company of
Columbus, O., says that all Indications
point to a coal fnmlno in the northwest
this winter. From present figures
there is not half of tho usual amount
of coal in the northwest and with tho
close of navigation in sight and a ear
famluo In existence the prospects for a
full supply of coal are poor, indeed.
'Will Itcttirn to Cnugrcns.
Judge W. J. Wood of Florence, Ala.,
litis received a letter from Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, who states that he will re
sume his seat in congress when that
body meets. General Wheeler does not
say when ho will return from tho
Hhoots Wife nnil Illnnelf.
John Dawson shot his wlfo nnd him
self at Knoxvlllo, la., Ho Is dead and
tho woman cannot recover. Thoy had
not lived together for some time,
though married loss than ono year.
Sam Dtingan, tho hard hitting De
troit ball player, has been drafted by
tho Chicago leaguo club for next year.
It Is understood ho will tuko Lange's
pluco, who has retired.
Members of Survey Party Lost.
Tho Isthmian canal commission nt
Washington has received cablo advices
confirming tho reported drowning of
two members of one of tho survey par
ties now in Nicaragua. Tlio engineers
lost were Frank B. Clark of Fulton, N.
V., chief of tho party, and Oliver Col
lins Mlmmaok, rodman, of Washington.
Dreyfus Conllued to Ills Ded.
A dispatch from Carnentras. denart-
ment of Vaueluso, France, says that
Laptaln Dreyfus Is confined to his bed
by illuess tho result ot a cold.
lllg Department Storo at Kansas City
Destroyed by I'lre.
Half a million dollars' worth of prop
erty wns destroyed after midnight
Sunday by firo that started in Jones
Brothers' big department storo on
North Main street and Sixth street,
Kansas City, and spread to a half
block of other buildings on Main
and Walnut streets. Tho nggregatc in
surance is estimated nt 3375,000. Tho
heaviest losers aro Jones Brothers, who
estimate their stock, which was totally
destroyed, ns worth 8300,000. The in
surance carried by this firm amounted
to 82 per cent of the loss. It was tho
most destructive firo that has over vis
ited the uptown business district.
CRIME OF JEALOUS HUSBAND
3hoots TVIfo Fatally, Heats Her Parents
nnd Commits Suicide.
In a jealous rago (Jeorgo Barthell, a
foreman in tlio wholesale houso of tho
Simmons Hardware company at St.
Louis, Monday fatallv shot. Ma tvlf,.
beat his wife's father and mother into
insensibility with the butt of his re
volver and then killed himself. Barth
ell had been separated from his wlfo
for four years, and during that time he
had made repeated requests that slid
return to him, but of no avail. At n
late hour Monday night Mr. und Mrs.
Rohlflng had not recovered conscious
ness and Mrs. Barthell was reported
"onvlctcd of Conspiracy.
At Moscow, Idaho, tho jury returned a
verdict of guilty in the case of ten, and
not guilty in tho caso of three of tho
Coeur d'Aleno miners who have been
on trial In the United States court on
a el'.arge of conspiracy and stopping a
United States mall train at Wallace on
April 21) last, the day on which the
Bunker Hill nnd Sullivan mill was
blown up nt Warder. The convicted
men arc: Dennis O'Rourke, Arthur
Wallace, Henry Maronl, John Lucl
nettl, C. R. Burrcs, Francis Butler, Ed
Ablnota, P. F. 0Donncll, Mike Malvcy
and Louis Salla.
Conditions In Venezuela.
A dispatch says: Puerto Cabello is
still occupied by the generals support
ing Former President Andrade. Gen
eral Parcdez has surrendered to Gen
eral Castros' government.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Peter Olsen and Chris Nelson were
killed by a Chicago & Northwestern
train at Racine, Wis.
A large cotton warehouse at Crystal
Springs, Miss., containing 700 bales of
cotton, was burned. Loss 800,000.
The fine rain on Tuesday night put
our new graded streets in fine condi
tion for travel about knee deep in mud.
Rev. Androw Ten Brocck, who was
American consul to Munich, Germany,
from 1830 to 1802, died at Detroit, aged
Franklin W. Spear, formerly general
ticket agent of the C. M. & St. P. rail
way, is dead nt his homo in Milwaukee,
aged eighty-threo years.
Francis. F. Dcwes, nsslstant attorney
general from 1883 to IBM, .died at
Washington Sunday, lie will be bur
led at his former home, Pottsvllle, Pa.
Tho residents nt Blucflclds aro again
having trouble with tho administra
tion over an export duty of 2 cents a
bunch on bananas, and a revolution
may result therefrom.
Students of tho conferenco seminary
at Buckhannon, AY. Vn., burned the
president In effigy. Police tried to
stop them and in tho mix-up Martin
Williams, a student, was wounded.
Ex-PiesldcntIIarrlson,wlfo and baby
wcro passengers on tho steamship St.
Paul, which arrived Sunday. The pas
sage across the Atlantic wns rather a
stormy one, and Mrs. Harrison wanick
most of tho time.
The state department has recently
asked the powers to give written as
surances regarding the open door in
China. In ease of refusal the United
States will insist that China observe
tho strict letter of tho treaty giving
this government equal rights with
James W. Gosnell, a well-to-do
farmer, living at Mount Pleasant, Jef
ferson county, O.. was shot and killed
by unknown parties Saturday night.
He was sitting near a window reading
a newspaper when tho murderers fired
from tho outside, killing him instantly.
There is no clue.
Tlio Anglo- merienn Rapid Vehl.cle
company of New York filed artielefc of
incorporation at Dover, Del., Saturday.
Tho company has a capital stock of
872,000,000 and was formed for tho pur
pose of combining tho most important
English and American automobile
companies into ono corporation.
The Samoan negotiations now on in
London have reached tho deadlock
stage. Germany docs not consider tho
Gilbert und Solomon islands adequate
compensation for waiving her claims.
An agreement, however, could easily
benrranged, if Great Britain would
cede, In addition her portions of Now
Yale's adminlstrativa officials have
announced that a vested choir had
been decided upon for tho college
chapel. Tho choir is composed of be
tween thirty and forty undergradu
ates, who have bcn 1b the habit ot
wearing anything they liked from duel;
trousers to dress suits, and the com
bination uave to tho choir a motley
appearance. It Is understood that the
customary processional and recessional
will be introduced as a feature of the
A real blessing seldom has to assume
a disguise. . -- -
OVER A HALF
American Flag Now Flics Over
the Island of Ncgros,
IT WAS A DAY OF NATIVE JUBILEE
New Government Walrnmni in rr
Fashion Official Oath Admlnlstorsid
the Governor ami mimr.-.
Americans nnd Filipinos Talk.
At Balncod, in the Island of Negros,
mi iirst uuionomous government of
the Filipino was established Monday.
General Smith, governor of the Islaud
of Negros, administered the outh of
ofHco to tlio judge of the supreme
court, who in turn sworn in the gov
ernor, three judges, twelve council
man, the auditor ami tlio secretary of
the interior. The natives of the en
tire island attended the ceremony. The
officers from Hollo were also present.
Three days' feasting will follow in
celebration of tho new government.
American flags were displayed in the
Elections were hold October 5, the
number of votes cast being 5.248. There
wcro forty candidates for tho various
offices. Selcclo Suverino wns ,.ioMi
governor, receiving 1,H0. votes. Senor
Galmo received 1,277 votes. Suffrage
was determined by property qualifica
tion and ability to read and write.
Colonel Miner welcomed the ofliclnls
on behalf of the United States. In tho
course of his remarks ho said:
"Negros leads in the van of civil gov
ernment in the Philippines. Your
honor lies in adding a new btar to
General Smith, during a speech
which he delivered, said:
"Your future promises as brightly
ns Japan, who today is recognized as
among the civilized nations of the
Senor Sevcrino, in replying, said that
the best thing for the future of Negros
was the continuance of close relations
with tho United States.
General Smith then announced the
granting of freedom to the polltieul
prisoners in commemoration of tho
event. General Hughes, In command
at Hollo, tendered a congratulatory
speech over tho eastern cable from that
HAWKEYE STATE WELCOMES
Gives Its Soldier Hoy a nearly Recep
tion on Ilouiu-Comlnr.
The Fifty-first Iowa volunteers re
turned to their native state Monday
after service in the Philippines and re
ceived a welcome In Council Bluffs that
warmed the innermost cockles of their
hearts. A crowd of fully 50,000 people
flocked from all parts of the state to
join in the greeting.
The first two sections of the troop
train arrived at 8 o'clock in the morn
ing, but unfortunately tlio third sec
tion, among whose passengers vis
company L of Council Bluffs, did not
get in until lato in the afternoon. But
the program for tho regiment's recep
tion was carried out. Governor Shaw
extended the stnte's official welcome
and after the program nt the park the
soldiers were served a banquet by tho
ladies. Forty bands furntshld music.
The various companies loft late in the
afternoon for their homo towns nnd
each company was given a glad hand.
The men of the regiment were well
and in good spirits.
Will Not Recognize Union.
Monday a committee from the feder
ation of labor waited upon General
Manager C. K. Miliary of tho Spring
field (111.) Consolidated Street Railway
company and requested him to recog
nize tho Btreet railway employes' union
recently organized in that city, and
now a factor of the federation of labor.
Mr. Mlnary rejected the proposition
submitted nnd refused to recognize tho
union. Tho commlttco will report to
tho federation of labor the action of
Mr. Mlnary at tho special meeting
Thursday night and further steps will
bo taken to strengthen tlio car men's
union and to secure recognitjon.
Tagged Over Jones' Veto.
The board of Aldermen of Toledo,
O., passed over the veto of Mayor Jones
the proposition to sell tho city gas
plant. Tho session was full of Interest
and the question was debated at times
in the most acrimonious manner.
NEWS IN BRIEF
The Nasbvlllo sailed from Gibraltar
for Port Raid on her way to to Manila.
Tho deatn of Major Samuel Robinson
surgeon U. S. A., at Hot Springs, Ark.,
Dr. Hugo White, nged forty, a promi
nent surgeon of 'Maquota, was killed
by a St. Paul train at Elwood, la.
An explosion of liquid cement in tho
building occupied by tho Roberts, John
son & Rand Shoe company, St. Louis,
fatally burned Elmer Conloy, Joo Mul
coney, James Braid and Ellis Bigger
Oscar Wnsem of St. Louts defeated
Sam Harburger of Indianapolis at St.
Louis in a catch-as-catch-can wrestling
match in straight falls.
A passenger trajn on the Illinois Cen
tral railroad jumped the track at Sena
tobia, Miss , and engineer Downlngnnd
Frcmnn Barnct wove killed and Bag
gagemaster Natt severely injured.
Tho First Washington volunteers ar
riged at Seattlo, Wash., nnd were given
a reception never to be forgotten by
those who witnessed it. General Miles
and Governor Rogers were tho dlstln
guished guests, i
THE PHILIPPINE SITUATION
Campaign on In Enrnrsl American
Moving on 1'lllplno Stronghold.
A Manila dispatch, dated 10:15 a. m.,'
November 0, says: Two columns of
General MoArthur's division yesterday
took Nagalnnd, about six miles north-'
cast of Angeles. Colonel Smith, with
two battalions of tho Seventeenth in
fnntry, two guns of the First nrtillcryl
and a body of engineers udvnnced from
Angeles. Major O'Brien witli a bnt
talion of the Seventeenth nnd tiv.
troops of tho Fourth cavalry, moved
Colonel Smith killed eleven insur
gents, wounded 128 and captured fifty,
as well as taking u lot of insurgent
Major O'Brien killed forty-nine In-'
surgents, wounded many and took
Tlio Americans had eleven men
Yestcrduy ovening a fleet of gun
boats and transports left Manila for
the most important expedition of the
autumn campaign Its destination is
supposed to be Dagupan or some other
northern port. General Whea'ton com
mands, with n brlgado consisting of
tho Thirteenth infantry, tlio Thirty-
sixth Infantry, two guns of tho Sixth
artillery and two Gntlings. Tho trans
ports Sheridan, Francisco de Reyes and
Aztec carry the troops, with the gun
boat Helena as escort. A dispatch
boat was sent ahead to arrange a ren
dezvous with tho United States cruiser
Charleston und the other warships that
aro patrollng the north coast of Luzon.
Tho landing will be mndo under
cover of the guns of the fleet. It Is as
sumed here that tho purpose of tho
expedition Is to move down the Dagu-pan-Manila
railroad toward Tarlno or
to prevent Aguinaldo's forces maklnjr
another base further north.
WELCOME ADMIRAL SCHLEY
nirmlnghnm, Ala., Showers Honors on
Birmingham was crowded Monday
with visitors from all over Alabama
who came to pay honor to Admiral and
ur.s mnneiu . Schley.
When the train bearing tho party
reached the outskirts of the city every
englno in tho city blew a shrill blast
and all the bells added to the clnng.
Tlio streets were packed with people.
A cordon of military, under command
of Colonel T. O. Smith, former major
of the First Alabama volunteers in tlio
Spaulsh-Amcrlcan war, formed an es
cort for tho admiral from the depot to
tho Morris hotel. Tlio streets wero
gay with bunting nnd pictures of
Schley, while those of Wheeler and
Dewey were prominent elsewhere. Tho
reception was enthusiastic in ever;
sense of the word.
WHITE HOLDING ON
Urltlnb Forces Still llottled up In th
Town of Litilyiuiltli.
The London war oflico announced at
midnight Monday that no dispatcli had
been received beyond those already
made public, nnd that nothing moro
would bo issued until noon Tuesday.
Thus not solitary official item of news
lias been posted for nearly twenty-four
hours. At the same time the Britishers
have had llttlo to stimulate them with
in the last twenty-four hours except
tho news of the confident attitude of
the Ladysmlth garrison and its slight
successes last Thursday nnd Friday.
General White is still holding Lady
smlth, but his position gets moro ln
secure ouch day.
A Good Itovenue Collection
J. E. Houtz, collector of internal
revenue for tho district of Nebraska,
Is pleased with the increase in tho re
ceipts of lils district. He reports that
tlio internal revenue collections for
tho month of October, 1809, wero 5339,
771.00. This amount lsS20,225.31, moro
than 'half of the entire amount col
lected during the fiscal year 1890. The
percentage cost of tho collection for
the year 1890 was 0.23, the cost for 1899
was 1.51. This Is below tho minimum
cost in the United Stntes and lebs than
in any stuto where tho district com
prises one or moro states. The Ne
braska district comprises Nebraska and
the two Dakotns.
Test of Hnb-Mnrlne Hont.
The sub-marine torpedo boat Holland
was successfully tested in Pceonlc bay,
Long Island. At tho eloso of the test
the members of tho board of Inspection
shook hands with John P. Holland, tho
inventor, and congratulated him on his
success. He hod waited twenty-five,
years for victory, and tears streamed
down his checks when tho naval officer
greeted him. Tho conditions of tho
test, which wcro severe, wcro fully
Reports on Kxlstenco of l'lacue.
Dr. Havelburg, banltary, inspector at
Rio do Jiinerio,, Brazil Jias made report
by cable to the Hurge6n peneral of tho
United States, snying'.tbat the plague
diagnosis at ijantos has been confirmed
by tlio bucterlologlcal'cxamlnaelon,
whiclvhas just been completed. He
adds that there,' have been to date
eighteen cases and jilx deaths from the
plague nt Santos.' Ho confirms tho re
port of tho appearance of plaguo at
Leg Amputated. '
The ten-year-old boy of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Frank Scott, of Osceola herotoforo
mentioned ns meeting with a severe ac
cident, twisting his right leg all out of
joint by being caught in a buggy
wheel, had to havo tho leg amputated.
Tho doctors tried tholr best to savo tho
limb, but could not, and thoy cut it off
about six inches above tho knee. The
Httlo fellow stood tho operation brave
ly, and ho being young and vigorous
tho nllVSlclans thinlr Minf Mm in.,n,l
i will sodu heal. J
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