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DEATH IN M fl
New York Lodging House In.
mates Lose Their Lives,
IT WAS A VERITABLE FIRE TRAP
Unltwnj-tt Itlorki'd by n StriiKKlliiK Man
of Humanity Injured ItcMiicd by
Firemen nnit l'olltcnicii l.lt-
tlo I,n4 of l.lfo.
Vive persons burned to death nnd
three were injured shortly after 'J
o'clock Sunday morning In a flro which
oeeuried In u seven-story lodging house
at -H U 48 llowcry, New York. Tlie
Charles lluttle, forty years old.
John Chirk, llfty years old,
Kdwiird Doyle, thirty-five years old.
Henry Jackson, colored, thirty-live
One unidentified man, about fifty
Stephen Carney, seventy-five year-,
old, was liurned about the body, face
and hands, and Is In a serious condi
tion. Martha Gallagher, llfty-thrcc years
old, was burned about the face and
Kd ward Walker, forty-seven years
old, was slightly burned.
The lodging house was cut up into
1 3'i rooms and ninety of these small
places were occupied when the lire
The hnlhvays wore instantly filled
with a crowd of excited people. Po
licemen forced their way to the uppjr
Hours in an effort to rescue some of
the helpless. The y carried out Thom
as Harper, a one-legged man, and I'M-
win I walker. Mcplicn I arncv was
found lying on the floor in his room
with his hands, face and body badly
The firemen succeeded in putting out
the flames without gict loss to tin1
budding and then they began a search.
The bodies of all flro of the victims
xveto found ou thellfth floor.
The place wa-. conducted by
ico Miluuo, and was a cheap
1 low cay
Stephen Carney died later at the
hospital, bringing Jtlio list of dead up
AN APPEAL IN AMY EVENT
Argument In Umitiicky Content Con
i lulled ul I.oiiIhvIII.
After hearing argument by Former
Governor Hrndlcy for the jcpublicans
and Zach Phelps for the democrats.
Judge Field in the circuit court at
Louisville, Ky.. took miller advisement
the cases to determine the rights of
the rival claimants to the ollices of
governor and lieutenant governor. An
opinion is not expected for several
davs. When it is announced an appeal
will be taken to the state court of
appeals, which the democrats claim
has final jurisdiction. The republi
cans, however, will try to get the case
before the United States supremo
court !f the decision is against them.
KAISER MAY BE MEDIATOR
Itepirdcd in Moil Kitting I'itiuu to
I'lay l'iirl of ruuconmker.
Th Paris Courier du Soir, which is
usually legarded as an inspirrd organ
touching political matters, states that
there is reason to believe Fmperor Wil
liam is disposed to oll'or Ins service, in
favor of mediation in the Transvaal
difficulty, knowing that he is no longer
unisolatcd, and all the powers recog
nize him as the most lilting sovereign
to act as the part of peacemaker.
His telegram to the queen after the
victory of Lord Kobert is lclievcd to
haTe been intended to pave the way for
Midi a step.
liny I. otii lilt ICya-Oght.
James Hoggs, a deaf and dumb boy,
who resides with ids sister, Mrs. J. A.
l.inford, near Sinartville, Nebr., Is suf
fering from the effects of an accident
that may cost him His eysight. He was
using some chemicals, preparatory to
the finishing up of some kodak pictures,
when a bottle containing nitric acid
nnd other ingredients exploded In his
face. His face was filled with the acid
and small particles of glass.
Msn Charged With Murder.
".Tacit" McCrystal was arrested at
Sioux City, la., charged with the mur
der of John Hobson, a prominent pio
neer eitiren and bridge contractor, on
the night of Deeomlicr .'10. Hobson was
attacked with a hatchet while alone in
his oflice. Motive for the orlmc is be
lieved to hnve been robbery. McCrys
tnl is a well known police court char
acter. Cochran l'oand Guilty.
Jm the case of the State of Nebraska
vs. Herbert 'Cochran, charged with
burglary at Fairmont, which hns been
on trial nt Geneva, the jury rendered a
verdict of guilty, An elTort was made
to show that Ctchran was in Table,
Hock on the nlgU the burglary was
committed at Fairmont, hut the nlabi
failed, and the couU will pass sentence
Negotiating W ii I'orl.
Tho London Standard says: "We
bcllove that negotiations for England's
acquisition of a port in Portuguese
ca6t Africa, giving asy access to
Khodcbla arc on foot aiil likely to suc
ceed, in view of tho turn the war has
IterelpU In rlilllAilnen.
Tho war department recUved a cabled
(statement showing that lio total re
ceipts from tho Phlllpplnrislands for
tho month of February, lOOUvas 8520,
423, of which amount 8W)oo was re
ceived from custom houroe5.
DISPATCH KROM ROBERTS
lloerg Are I.rri Iiir Startiihcrj; Dully, So
The war ofllcc has received the fid
lowing dispatch fiom Lotd -Roberts,
dated Osfonteln, Sunday, Maieh I:
"Genoiul CVonjc, on behalf of his
party anil Coinmai'duutfJ Wolmarans.
on behalf of 4. () other prisoners, who
have all now left Modder rlicr, asked
the ihiti'.h olllccrn to thank me for the
consideration and kindness with which
they have been tieated.
"General Clements teports that his
advanced troops hold Achtcitang and
that railway communication would be
opened to dnubert's siding today. The
enemy Is still in foicc at Norvalspont
"General Ontncrc telegraphs that the
number of lioors at Mormberg is dally
"Colonel Kadcn-Powell icports that
all was well at Mafektng on February
1.) and tnnt the enemy s activity was
being met everywhere by equal activ
ity on the part of the defenders.
'The position is unchanged at Osfon
teln. except that frequent heavy show
ers have materially improved grazing,
to the benefit of the horses and trans
PASSES THE 100,000 MARK
Topclui Capital (Idli'o Hurled In n Mim
At the close of business of the Capi
tal counting room Saturday night, the
subscriptions for the Sheldon edition,
beginning with the IsMie of March lit,
passed the 100,000 mark witli a bushel
basket full of letters unopened.
An express wagon hauled to the Cap
ital office a load of letteis which will
require the i.erviees of a do.en extra
clerks to open nnd put on the mailing
It was thought that the rush was
Thin unique venture in a business
way is surpassing the fondest dreams
of the originators, and to handle It the
Capital needs the facilities of the larg
er metropolitan daily newspaper In
the United .states.
Sub.sciipt?oits arc uoiniug from every
civilized quarter of the globe.
The Topeka postollluo is already
clogged and Postmaster Outline has
telegraped to Washington twice for
MRS. STANFORD QUITE ILL
Contractu Had t'olil mitt Ilnr Condition
Mrs. Lehmd Stanford, widow of the
late multimillionaire senator from Cal
ifornia, is dangerously 111 at the Fifth
avenue hotel in New York. Ten days
ago Mrs. Stanford contracted a cold
while out driving and the next day
was confined to her room.
1l. liny Murder Trial.
The trial of tlcorge II. Hay for the
murder of Frank Cheesinau of Hrown
ville in November, lS'.H, which was
to have been called Thursday morning,
was postponed until 7:.10 in the evening
on account of the snow blockadu south
jt Auburn, that delayed the- train ou
which was one of Hay's attorneys. A
jury has been u-cured and testimony
is being taken.
Three Children Hurtled.
John, Charles and F.mmu, aged re
spectively live, sovim and nine, chil
dren of Charles Wenger, living eleven
miles from Olyinpia, Wash., were
burned to death. Tho parents were
absent from home attending a dance.
An elder child, aged IS, was lmdly
burned nhllo trying to rescue the
NriNiaiur Man Kntnriit.
W. L. Morgau, a volunteer in the
Philippines, who returned to Chadion,
Neb,, after mustering out, and went to
Paris last fall on a visit to Consul Gen
eral dowdy, is again back in Chadron.
lie wan not pleased with France nor
the French people. While in KurojMj
he was a special representative of a list
of American papers.
Ai'UUiMed by tlie .lury.
The Cartervlllo union miners who
have been on trial for the past forty
pays at Vienna, 111., charged with
murdering five uogro miners, were ac
quitted by the jury. Four other
charges are peuding ngairot the white
miners and the prosecuting attorney
of Williamson county announces tha
ho will try all of them.
Iluldier riant Cloned.
The large rubber manufacturing
plant of the L. Candce Hubbcr com;
puny at New Haven, Conn., has leen
closed and work will not be resumed
until April 1. More than I 2.'i() employes
are thrown out of work. Owing to
tho extremely mild white- orders have
been unusually small aud the factory
has been running only five days a
Alleged Tlilof Located.
J. A. Gregory, tho man charged with
stealing a mule from 10. D. Laughliu,
living near Ashland, October I, 1890,
has boon located In Iowa and a
warrant vms issued by tho Saunders
county, Nebraska, county court for
his arrest. Governor Poyntcr will be
asked for requisition papers and Greg
ory will be brought back for trial.
Cur Hum Hum
Tho car barns of tho Cleveland,
Ilcren. Kylrin ,fc Oherlln electric rail
way, located just west of Cleveland,
were destroyed by llro. A doz.cn laro
suburban cars were bnrncd. Tho loss
will probably be botween StlO.000 and
370,000, covered by insurance.
MaiuiRO to Nettle Strlltc.
A strike at thu Montreal Cotton com
pany's mill at Valleyflold, Quebec, by
which 2,000 opcrutiven were affected,
has been settled, tho men getting an
advance of 5 per cent. Work was re
Enemy Forces General Bates to
do Sonic Fighting.
THE SOUTHERN LUZON IS INVADED
Occupies Nueru Ciirrrcn Aftrr u Single
lleiKHljcmcnt I'ouqlit itt CIomi
Quarter Willi Orer i Hun
dred lnnrKiitH KIIU'il.
General Otis has cabled the follow
ing account of leeent military opera
tions in Luzon:
"Manila, Match .1. Hates, with two
I battalions of the Fortieth and Forty-
fifth regiments and detachments i f ar
tillery engineers and signal corps,
total '.', '.'00 men, lauded troops on the
southeast, northwest and southern
coasts of San Miguel bay. Camarlnes
province, to nunc ou Neuva I'aeeres,
in three columns. The only strong op
position was encountered by Godwin
and the battalion of Ills icgimcut at
Kibnmnnn. northwest of Ncuiu, Ca
ceres. Goodwin's loss was Adjutant
Gallaher, died of wounds, three en
listed men seveiely and five slightly
wounded. The enemy left sixty-four
dead on the field and many wounded,
who were caied for by our medical of
Codwlu captured a number of armed
insurgents, eighteen Spanish prisoners,
thhty rifles and considerable aunnunl
tion and property. Particulars of minor
engagements rf other columns not re
potted. Neuva One res was found
practically deserted, Inhabitants in
mountains. Tioops ate now covering
important points in the ptovlnccs of
Oimurincs, Albay and Sotsogon. The
navy rendeied most valuable aid in
lauding tioops and supplies.
On February 211 the expedition ar
rived at San Miguel bay. landed, and
In thtce columns immediately pushed
inland, converging upon Neuva Ot
eetes, and attempting to control the
enemy's toiites to retreat. At Llhma
nan, north of Neuva I'aeeres, the ene
my was concealed In the rice Held and
resisted a battalion of tho Fortieth
teglincut, which engaged them at close
quaiters with bayonets. After forty
minutes' lighting the enemy tied and
Llbuiauau was occupied. The Ameri
cans burled sl.xty-four of the enemy,
whose total loss in hilled and wounded
Is estimated at 140.
Fiom Llbuiauau the expedition pro
ceeded to Neuva Cnceres, tho gunboat
Par.igua in riving ten minutes ahead of
the troops. The town was found prac
tically deserted. The Americans, daily
scouting in the vicinity. rcpirL that the
enemy have retreated into tho moun
tains. The insurgents around Legaspi and
Albay, province of south Camarlnes,
arc harassing the Americans nightly.
Foreigners doing business at Legaspi
arc living on ships in the harbor or
In the American barracks.
TO OVERTHROW EMPRESS
Onn of tti Leader of the !toliitlitry
J'jrly In America.
Leong Kay Ti-ig, one of the fore
most Chinese reformers connected with
the movement of Kang Yu Wei for the
overthrow of the empress of China and
the establishment of a new celestial
empire, has arrived at Victoria, It. C.
He is a brother of Leong Kay Chew,
now at Honolulu looking after the in
teacsts of the revolutionary party,
which Is expected to come northward
1 soon. Like bis brother, the young re
J former has been a fugitive from Cliinu
since me notorious coup u eiat. oi mt
I empress dowager when Yang Yin lied
to. Japan. He says that although a
posse of twenty-sl.x has been scut by
the empress to kill Yang Yu Wei, he
has no fear, for he says he is well
guarded. Kang Yu Wei went to Mam
at the invitation of the Itlnc; of that
country to visit that monerch. The
llrltish government has furnished him
MRS.'WOLCOTT GAINS SUIT
Wife of Colorado Ni'iistor inttitrd n
liefore Judge Allen of the district
rourtat Denver, Colo., Mrs. Francis M.
Wolcott was granted an absolute
divorce fiom Senator t). Wolcott on the
ground of desertion. Senator Wolcott
was not present, and no evidence was
in trod need for the defense.
l.or Three, Hundred Nlieep.
I Grifllth. a recent Investor lu sltcep
in Dawes county. Neb., has MUtTcTcd
the hiss of nearly three hundred of his
Hock within as many weeks. They first
packed up In a shed and smothered
nearly two hundred to death. The
next day they stampeded in a storm
and a bundled were killed by coyotes,
he Is a new man in the business and
tho only man reported having lost
sheep in that section,
Telegraph I.lne Oil,
A dispatch from Maseru, Ilitsutoland,
says: The telegraph line between Mafe
king and Maseru was cut, a whole sec
tion being removed, it is believed this
was tho work of tiatives prompted or
bribed by the Hoots.
llimliauil Shoot HI Wife.
William Chnppel, aged thirty-six, of
Hteubenvlllc, O., entered the house of
Ella Miller, at Wheeling, W. Va., and
tired four shots nt his wife, Kthel, aged
twenty-two, an Inmate. Two shots
took effect and the woman will prob
ably die. Chnppel was arrested,
Clmrcrd Willi Murder,
Jack McChrystal, charged with the
murder of John K. Hobson, was ar
ralnged in police court at Sioux City,
la,, but took a change of venue to a
justice court. McChrystnl stoutly
maintains that he lb innocent.
COLLISION ON G. & I ROAD
To Killed Outright ami (Her forty nra
A millets' train, carrying 400 work
men employed nt the mines north of
Hraz.tl, lud, to their homes In flic city,
was run into by a local freight train
on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois rail
road and the caboose and two cars were
smashed to splinters. Melvin Faster
and Charles Croinpey were Instantly
killed and more than forty persons se
verely Injured. Among those seriously
hurt, many of whom will die, arc:
'I hoinas llariowiuan, both legs
Will Dudwell, Injurned Internally.
William Lumsdom, arm broken, In
jured in chest.
Samuel Lynch. Internal injuries.
John Dickson, back broken.
Thomas Davis, both arms btoheu.
John Little, aim bioketi.
William Vesper, internal injuries.
The uicek oceurted In a deep cut in
the center of a short eutve. The rail
toad company at once sent a special
train and (nought the wounded to lira
z.ll. They weie placed in the waiting
room of the depot.
Ilumltcds of women gathered at the
depot and grasped their maimed and
bleeding husbands and lu others in
their arms when they were carried
from the train.
The wreckage caught Hie from an
overturned stove and the men who
were rescuing the wounded were
forced to turn their attention to the
lire to pteveut those pinioned In the
wreck fiom being ci emitted.
STOCK YARDS AT CHADRON
Conimn Willi I'lenty of Capital Will
For some time Cltadron citizens have
had under consideration the establish
ment of sales yards at that place. The
project is now sufllclcutly matured to
indicate that the yards will be built
within the next few days. The plan,
under the management of W It. John
ston and William MeGannoii, is to es
tablish permanent yards for the selling
of all kinds of young stock, but princi
pally stock cattle, to accommodate
stockmen of the adjacent country.
While this will be an advantage to
those having large herds, It will be es
pecially bcncllcial to the owners of
small herds for the reason that such
parties can purchase just tho number
their means will permit or the clrcum.
Tmi Men Killed In One
County lu Ono
Millard Hughes was murdered and
Henry Itlcvlns and others weie Injured
at a dance in Sinallwood's resort, near
Fast llcrnstadt, a Kentucky mining
town. During the dance Leonard
Smallwood, 1 lamp Gragg and others
attacked Millard hughes on account
of uu old grudge. During the fusil
lade Hughes and other were hit with
stray shots. Today Leonard Small
wood and llainp Gragg were arrested
as principals, and I'M wan I Smallwood,
father of Leonard, and his tlaughtct
Lizzie, ns accomplices.
Near Pittsburg. Ky., while walking
along the rail toad track, Kdward
I'relz.a was fatally stabbed by an un
roUoiifil liy KiitliiK Clirene.
Dr. S. A. Summons was hastily called
to the home of II. J. hammers at West
Point, Neb., to ascertain the cause of
the serious Illness of the family, it
was found to be case of poisoning. Dr.
Sammotts called medical assistance aud
the two doctors quickly got to work
with stomach pumps and were kept
busy the greater part of the night.
When Mr. Lammars was able to be
questioned It was found that the fam
ily had eaten brick cheese, which Is
supposed to be the cause of the pois
oning. The cheese was purchased
from one of the local merchants. The
family Is now thought to be out oi
To Itupi-iil lliitli-N on I'nper.
lieprescutathe Devries, of California,
has Intioduccd a joint resolution for
the repeal of duties on white or print
ing paper and tho material from which
it is made and directing the attorney
general to enforce the anti-trust law
against those maintaining a monopoly
lu such paper aud material.
Forty TlinUKiiiiil to Oppon ItoliortH.
Spenser Wilkinson, In the London
Morning 1'ost, merely reviews the
small events announced In the dis
patches from the front and expressed
the opinion that the Hoers cannot place
more than 40,000 to oppose Jord Hub
erts except by a complete abandonment
1'rUouerH IMitko it llrenk.
It is reported that the Itocr prisoners,
while on the way from Paardeherg, un
successfully attempted to escape from
thu train. F.lcvon hundred of Cronje's
men have been placed temporarily on
board thu llrltish steamers, Mongolian
ami Manila, in Table bay.
Ordered to Manila,
Col. C. C. C. Carr of the Fifth United
States cavalry was a passenger by the
the steamer Ponce which arrived at
New York from Puerto Hlco. Colonel
Carr has been ordered to Manila.
Will March Through ZuluUnd.
A number of horses have been sent
Into Zululand with tho object of march
ing thu llrltish force through .uhiland
and Intercepting tho Hours north ol
lllggarsbcrg. A complete system of
hellographiu communication is cstah
lislicd between Wecuan and Eshowe.
Fell on ley 1'arenient.
At Hcatrlco Mrs. Nancy J. Crunclo
ton slipped and fell as sho stopped on
the ley porch at her home, sustaining
n broken collar bono. Lynus Knight
fell nnd wn badly hurt.
Awful Calamity in a
EXP10SI0N COMES WITHOUT WARNING
cry IViitnl In the Stute'a IIInIoi I'ur-
Ij-llie Rre Yet Ihitoinlicil Mllghl
Hope of IteneuliiR .uy of 'I lie in
AlHn Itcllor I'rouipl.
A dispatch from FlreCic'k. W. Vu.,
dated March H. says the most disas
turns mine explosion ever known in
the New Klver district occurred at the
Kcil Ash mine shortly after the miners
went to work. Although the most he
roic work of the rescuing patty has
been going ou incessantly all day It is
impossible tonight to estimate the full
extent of the loss of life and property.
Moie than fifty dead bodies have ttl
icatly been taken out and the number
of the dead may reach seventy-lhe or
more. It Is thought tonight that at
least forty-live miners are yet en
tombed lu the wrecked mine.
The lied Ash mine Is a large drift
and the explosion oceurted near the
entrance, which was thus closed by the
falling slate, entombing a large num
ber of miners.
The scene of the disaster is between
tills place and Thcrmnnd, ou the south
branch of the Chesapeake A Ohio rail
way, and eery assistance possible was
t cutlet ed b, the tailway company and
the adjoining milling towns. lEclicf
parties from gicat distances arrhcl as
soon as possible.
J. Freil Klllnger, the owner, and his
manager, Fred llouell, spaied uoelfort
in tlm work of icseiic.
The scenes around the entrance lo
the mines were beiond description.
The whesund children and the neigh
bors of those who were kuowtt to he
entombed weie then lu full force and
theli anxiety and disties-t was most in
tense. At a late hour the most reliable es
timate puts the list of ictlins at P.'.V
The general belief Is that the explo
sion occurred by contact with dust
when the miners entered in the morn
ing with their lamps, and that it was
not Ilic damp as had ben em rent ly
reported. Nearly all the men em
ployed in the mine were white. onl,
about ouc-llfth being coloicd. and most
of tlie men were married ami had fam
ilies. MANY STOCKMEN INJURED
Tho IHIiioIn Cuiitrul I'relhl Train Col
lide Ntur Chleiico.
Twenty stockmen and railroad em
ployes were Injured, two piohably fa
tally, in a collision between two 111!
nols Central freight trains near llroad
view, a few miles out of Chicago.
The two trains had been running
about a mile apart. While climbing a
long grade a coupling plu in tlie mid
dle of the head train broke. The rear
section of the broken train immediate
ly started down the back grade and
struck the engine of tlie oncoming
freight train with a terrille crash.
Until trains were ou the way to Chi
cago from Western, la., nnd were made
up mostly of loaded stock ears, with a
caboose ami passenger coach for the
The c'lhonsc telescoped the coach and
pinned a number of the passengers in
the debt Is. Fire added to the peril of
the situation, but happily no one was
HE GETS TEN YEARS.
(leorKe ltn I'lcud (iiillly to MiiliNuiii;h
ter ill Auliurii.
Ill the district court at Auburn, N'eb.,
Judge Mull passed sentence upon Geo.
II. Hay who was tried nt this term for
the killing of Frank Cheesniaii at
llrownvllle. during the month of No
vetuber, IMS. Counsel for plaintiff
and defendant mutually agreed that
the defendant might plead guilty to
the charge of manslaughter, which he
did. The court passed the sentence,
giving Kay ten years in the peniten
tiary at hard labor. The result of the
trial gives general satisfaction.
Ititiik IIiiIIiIIiir Hum.
The State bank building at Indian
oia, Neb., was completely destroyed
by lire. The loss of the blink Is fully
covered by insurance, and it will re
build immediately. The loss will not
Interfere with the business of the bank.
The tire started In the Keporter of
flee lu the bank building. The bank
and fixtures arc nearly a total loss.
Dr. McKeehlhe's loss Is $000, Insurance
SSOii; Keporter loss, SsOO, Insurance
8.100; .S, K. Smith. S'iUI), no Insurance.
iiii Mil) He SupprmNed,
The police of Cleveland, Ohio, re
ccived instructions to attend the per
formance of ".azu." at the Kuclld av
enue opera house, by Mrs. Leslie Car
ter, for the purpose of securing evi
dence as to its morality. Mrs. Carter
did not appear, however, and It Is
thought her engagement will not be
finished, It was announced that she
was suffering from an affection of the
Illux to Visit Kipoaltlon,
Minister Mnrlscal, Mexican f-ecrctary
of foreign affairs, through Fnite'd
States Ambassador Powell Clayton has
transmitted President Dhu's' accept
ance of the invitation extended by the
Pan-American reposition company to
participate In the exposition of 1001 at
Stricken With Punilynlii.
F.rlek Shortroin, a pioneer of Stroms
burg, Neb., was stricken with paraly
sis and is In a dangerous condition
with little hope of recovery.
FERVID RELIGIOUS APPEAL
Kruucr Can't On Soldier to Sliiml 1'iiftt
nml liunlic llltlne (liildiinee.
A special fiom Lout-cimi Marques,
dated Mai eh 1. sa,s: Persistent re
ports continue that the Transvaal
tepublle has opened negotiations look
ing to the securing of pence, On tho
other hand It Is asserted the lloers will
make a stand at Gleucoe and Lalng's
nek and tnnt In the meantime en
tieiiehment'i at Pi clot la are being ex
tended in anticipation of a siege. A
conference between the lloer presi
dents, it is added, and the general
commanding the lloers in N'ottliein
Nutnl was hurriedly arranged ou re
ceipt of the news of General Cionje's
surrender. I 'ntll Thursday night of
tielal continuation of tlie surrender
was withheld from the public. Presi
dent Kriiger sent a fervid religions
appeal, with oi tiers that It should be
lend by all the oiUeers of the burghers,
urging them to stand fast and strive In
the name of the I.oid, for, unless they
had faith in tllm. uiwardlce would set
In and their position would be hope
less the moment they turned their
backs on the enemy. The past vic
tories, lie declined, showed that the
Lord was on their side. The president
beseeehed the burghers not to bring
destruction on their progeny.
Continuing the special says that a
high authority lu llloemfontein de
clines that in the event of a tepiilse of
the Fiee Male forces the latter will
retire towards the Transvaal and unite
with their Inclined there, maintain
ing the struggle to tho lust.
A MYSTERIOUS ROBBERY
Much Moncj MWxtiii:. Hut llm Method
When Cashier Wler opened the vault
of the Farmers hank at Fnrinlngton,
la., Monday morning, he discovered
that It had been tilled oT a portion of
its contents. The lock showed no sign
of having been tampered with, and t In
door to the hank was locked as usual.
It Is claimed that nearly 817.000 was
secured by the tobhers. hut F. D. Ilarr,
one of the directors, said tonight that
the sum taken amounted to but 81.700.
Cashier Weir left the hnuic at HillO Sat
urday afternoon to spend Sunday at
Fldo'n. Piesidenl Light To it and Dir
rector Ilarr left an hour later, after
after closing the vault anil setting the
time lock for a o'clock Monday morn
ing. There Is no clue to the thieves,
although suspicious characters who
left here Sunday aie lielng hunted for
No suspicion rents ou the ca.hler.
MAYOR MOORES RE-ELECTED
Hun it Mujorll) of ill I. cuit I line Thou-
A dispatch from Omaha says: After
a hard fought battle Frank L. Mcores
has been elected mayor of Omaha by a
handsome majoiity. Monies curried
eight tint of the nine wards In the city
by a majority tanging from eight in
the Second lo r.s'.i in the Third. The
Seventh gave thirty-nine majority for
Poppleton. making Moorcs' majority in
the city I. (li!. At 'J o'clock Wednes
day morning complete figures on the
balance of the ticket are not obtain
able, but the entire lepilbllc.iu ticket
is piohably elected. Tlie icpubllcans
have elected seven of the nine council
men sine, and possibly tlie entile nine
Prof. F. L. Harvey of the university
of Maine shot and killed himself at
his home In Orouo, Me. lie had been
suffering from menial trouhl s, result
ing fit in overwork. Mr. Harvey was
processor of natural history nml ety
mology, lie was about sixty years old
and a native of Ithaca. N. Y. he was
at one time president of the Iowa ag
ricultural cr l'cgc, and was later con
nected with lltunbolt college, Iowa,
anil the Arkansas Industrial university.
Charles 11. Cole, formerly president
of the defunct Globe National bank of
Itostou, was indicted ou twenty-fiui
counts by the grand jury In the United
Stales district court before Judge Lo
well. Sixteen of the counts are for
false entries tin the hooks of the bank
aud nine counts ate for misapplication
of funds. The case is set for trial du
ring the (list week of April. The
amount of ('tile's alleged misappropria
tion is SI, 007,270.
Slick to Hie tloehel I.iim.
The Kentucky house by a party vote.
killed the bill Introduced by Kepresen
tatlve llaswell (republican) which pro
posed to repeal the Goebel election law
nml to substitute for It the law in
force at the time of its passuge anil
umler which the election machinery
was in the hands of the county judges
Clew land A lite to Tiuicl.
K.x-President ami Mis, Grover Cleve
land left Princeton Wednesday for New
York, where Mr. Cleveland will join V),
C. Kent-diet and Daniel S. Lamout,
with whom he will start for Florida on
a three-weeks' llshing trip along the
Two HrotherM Killed In IMilllppliiei).
Lieutenant F. F. Kochler of tho
Ninth Infantry, killed near Turkic re
cently, was a brother of Ii. Kochler of
Geneva, Neb., and A. Kochler, who
was buried there ten days ago.
A woman supposed to bo Miss Laura
Larson of Denver, Colo., or Given,
Iowa, took a largo quantity of wood
alcohol on an cast-bouud Hock Island
train out of Lincoln und was taken
from the train at Omaha lu a dying
condition. She was removed to the
Omahu police station, where she died.
Prof, llcrnard Moses of the university
of California has had a conference
with the president. Mr. McKlnley
tendered him the vacant place in the
now riiilipplne commission and Mr.,
Moses ucceptcd it.
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