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Red Cloud Chief.
It Is pleusant to know that the Unit
ed 8tntoa government has mado
"Woodman, sparo that true" practl
cally an act of Congress for the pro
tcctlon of the giant trees of California.
Moro than one speech during tho
present session of Congress liaa had
In It tho special Ingredients of tho
forco of eloquence which Emerson
thus summarized: Clear perceptions;
memoryj power of Btatemcnt; logic,
Imagination, or tho skill to clotho
vour thoiiKlit In natural Images; pt's
tlon; which Is tho heat; anil then a
Brand will, which, when legitimate
and abiding, wo call character, tho
helKht of tnauhoud.
Steel rails weighing eighty pounds to
the yard were first used upon railroads
In this country In 1883. Since that
tlmo steel has practically superseded
Iron as a trnck-bulldhiK material, and
tho weight of the rails has tended con
Mantly to Increase. Now one of tho
preat trunk lines Is experimenting
with nickel steel, which Is even more
expensive than steel, hut which will
undoubtedly como into general uso If
the claims made for It aro justified.
The house committee on Interstato
and foreign commerce and the senato
committee on naval aTfalrs have
reached different conclusions on tho
subject of a Pacific cable. The houso
committee has voted to report a bill
for the construction of a cable by a
private company from Han Kranclsco
to Hawaii, the Philippines and Japan,
under a pledge that the government
shall pay the company not moro than
1300,000 a year for twenty years for
carrying Its messages. The minority
of the house committee Is In favor of
government construction of tho cable,
and the senate committee has voted to
report a bill for government construc
tion of n cable, but to extend to Ha
Diplomatic Intercourse docs much
to Inform one-half of the world how
tho other half lives. Just now the gay
noclety of our national capital is learn
ing from the rules which hedgo about
tho wife of the Turkish minister, who
has recently come It) Washington,
something about the position of wom
an In Moslem lands. As a faithful
Mohammedan, the minister's wife Is
not allowed to see men, except as sho
mny glance out at them on tho street
from her closed carriage. She may re
celvo from ladles calls, some of which
she will perhaps return when assured
that sho can do so without encounter
ing any of the men of tho household.
Her husband has even Inquired If sho
might not be taken through some of
tho great government buildings on
Sunday, when they would bo deserted
by their regular visitors.
Tho March report of tho statistician
of tho department of agriculture
shows tho amount of wheat remaining
in farmers' hands on March 1 to
havo been about 15S.700.000 bushels,
or 20 per cent of last year's crop, as
compared with 198.000,000 bushels, or
29.3 per cent of tho crop of 1S98, on
hand on March 1, 1899. Tho corn In
farmers' hands is estimated at 77:1,700,
000 bushels, or 37.2 per cent of last
year's crop, against bOO.r.UO.OOO busliels,
or 41.C per cent of the crop of 1898, on
hand on March 1, 1899. Tho propor
tion of tho total ct op of last year
Bhlpped out of tho country where
grown Is estimated at 1C.S per cent,
or about 318,000,000 bushels. Tho pro
portion of tho total crop of last year
that was of merchantable standard Is
estimated at 80.9 tier cent. Of oata
there aro reported to bo about 290,
900,000 bushels, or 30.5 per cent of
last year's crop, still In farmers' hands,
ns compared with 2S3.000.000 bushels,
or 38.7 per cent of the crop of 1898,
on hand March 1, 1899.
A young freshman, while waiting
ono day last autumn for a room to
bo assigned to her In a college dormi
tory, picked up an old newspaper and
read In It an editorial upon eseapo
from burning buildings. Tho sugges
tion vas there made Unit by onco
"thinking out a plan of action for an
emergency, tho action Itself woufd he
como somowhat mechanical. The girl
laughingly said to herself that an
opera cloak would bo a good thing to
havo near In case of lire by night.
When sho unpacked her trunk her
warm evening cloak was given a hook
near the closet door. Sho decided
also that her night slippers might tea
eonably bo kept under the bed. A
few weeks ago, on a bitterly cold
night, that very dormitory burned to
tho ground. Tho young girl aroused
from sound sleep by tho alarm, ha.l
only tlmo to seize her cloak and slip
pers and llee for her life. Not an
other of her belongings was saved,
Having to run some distance for shel
ter, tho wraps saved tho girl from an
exposure which on such a night might
havo been fatal.
Recent antl-forelgu demonstrations
in China havo prompted Secretary
Long to order a gunboat sent to Chin
ese waterB for tho protection of Ameri
can missionaries. A Chinese secret so
ciety, bearing tho curious namo of
"Tho Boxers," has been active In fo
menting these demonstrations, and tho
nntl-reform nttltudo of tho empress
dowager ndds to tho dangers of tho
situation. Tho provlnco In which tho
disturbances have occurred Is partly
undor Gorman jurisdiction, and tho
Gorman authorities will co-operato In
protecting tho missionaries.
Several People Reported Killed
RUIN LEFT IN THE STORM'S PATH
l'arin IlniiHOK nml llnrn Illnnn Down In
Hlrlp of Country VIltoil Tele-
graph nml Telephonn CoiiiiuuiiI-
ration Cut of Olhor New.
A Wichita, Kas., April 1.1 dispatch
says: A htorm approaching a tornado
In proportion is reported from near
Winllelil, between l.t o anil Newton,
and in the vicinity west of Clearwater.
Two deaths are reported and four
people are said to have been Injured
by overturned bouses.
Wires aro down and names nml par
ticulate are unobtainable at 10 o'clock
At Putnam It is mid several houses
were blown down and four people
seriously injured. Word was In ought
by passengers on the south bound
Santa l"e passenger train that two
persons were hilled.
The telephone and telegraph wires
were rendered useless by the wind and
all attempts to reach Putnam, Newton
or adjoining points are to no avail.
West of the Santa Fe railway, it Is
reported that a strip of country live
miles long was swept by a storm at 1
o'clock this evening1 anil several farm
houses, barns anil other buildings
blown down. No casualties are re
ported from there.
LONG RACE AND A WEDDING
Itmiiauce. Mcriiu In Atitrla I'lnil u
rinitli' In CIiIuikii.
Sera fy Stefanowle and Annie Prul
gouskl raced over three thousand miles
fioin Telcbus, Austria, to Chicago for
the double purposeof avoiding Michael
Satcnskl. justice of the peace In the
town of Tclehus, and to be married.
The justice was also in love with the
young lady anil bad sworn to make Iter
his bride, lie followed them to Amer
ica ami is now said to be
searching' for the couple, ignorant of
their wedding, and for the purpose of
outdoing Stefanowie by inducing tho
young woman to marry him and re
tain to the native town in Austria.
However, after considerable scheming
the justice has been outwitted ami Ste
fanowle is now the husband of the
young woman. The young people
were to be married In Telehus, when
the justice, who also desired the girl,
proposed to have her himself, and to
escape himethe two lied to America,
with Satenskl in hot pursuit.
CHINESE COME IN SWARMS
ThmiminilH Alleceil to llun I'imeil
toni Hiiiiho Harrier.
The San Francisco Call says that
thousands of Chinese are passing the
barriers of the custom house and not
only are being landed, but are being
made native born eltietis of California,
each with a vote and qualifications to
participate in the political all'alrs of
San Francisco and the state. It is
asserted that during tltu last three or
four months over 1,000 Chinese have
been landed and of these at least 100 a
month havo been admitted on the
ground that they were burn in the
Mate, which fact being admitted, en
titles them to the rights of citizenship.
Charges are made that this inllttx of
orientals is only made possible by
fradulcnt evasions of the restriction
Secretary of Wur (Site Approval to tlui
The secretary of war has forwarded
to congress with his approval the
draft of a bill prepared by Surgeon
(ieuoral Sternberg- providing for the
appointment of contract surgeons who
have tendered one year's faithful and
satisfactory service in the army of the
I'nltcd States as assistant surgeons of
volunteers with the rank of llrst lieu
tenant. The bill provides for such
appointments after the usual exami
nation as to physical and professional
eiuallfications and the officers so com
missioned are to be subject to honor
able discharge whenever their ser
vices are no longer required.
At Point of Dentil.
Uufus Wright, a millionaire, and
treasurer of the firm of Morgan it
Wright, bicycle tire manufacturers, is
lying at the point of death in a room
of the Lelund hotel, shot through the
neck by bullet from the revolver of
Mrs. Louisa Lottrldgo of Paw Paw,
Mich. The shooting occurred in tho
apartments occupied by tho woman
and she and the victim declare It was
The Parts exposition of 1000 was
opened Saturday, but it will bo at least
a month before anything but buildings
is to be seen. The day's ceremonies
were a peculiar mixture of sumptuous
splendor In the Salles des Fetes and
widespread confusion elsewhere.
Itlch Mini lillln lllnncir.
Julius twister, a bricklayer, who re
cently Inherited S:ioo.oi)) from his
brother's estate in (let many, was found
dead, swinging from a rope in an
empty water tank on the roof of his
bouse at New York. Sickness and tho
sudden change from poverty to wealth
left his mind permanently affected.
Mr. lticliard Mansfield has been
obliged, In consequence of an attack
of laryngitis, to Cancel 'all engage
ments and has gone back to New York
to receive medicul treatment.
YOUNG MAN KILLED
Arrhlenlnl llrlnrR of A Shot Oun He
Warren Hancock of Nelson, Neb., n
loy seventeen years old, together with
two other boys, went to Deweese, six
miles south o'f Falrllold, to spend the
day bunting and fishing. Hancock at
tempted to pull a shot gun from the.
boat by the muz.z.le when the hammer
caught upon the boat's edge. The gun
was discharged sending the charge of
duck shot Into the boy's chest just be
neath the left arm, perforating the
lungs and heart, causing Instant death.
Dr. Hay, the coroner, was telegraphed
for but finding the death to be plainly
accidental no Inquest was held.
CRONJE AT ST. HELENA
Tlio liner (Icucriil l.niitl mill In .Met liy
Cionoral Cronje, his wife and three of
his stall' of the former Itoer commando
who with other lloer prisoners arrived
at St. Helena Ap I 10, were landed
Saturday. They were met by the gov
ernor and cotninundnnt-ln-ehief of St.
Helena, Uobcrt Stelndale, and Mrs.
Stelndale at the castle, where the
party remained for an hour, after
wards proceeding to the Kent building".
General Cronje looks well and strong.
Itoliliiftnli tint Threu Year.
The .lames Itohliisoii murder ease at
Hyannis, Neb., ended Saturday. The
evidence being- submitted and the argu
ments made the court rend tho Instruc
tions to the jury. The jury went out
at 8 o'clock In the morning and re
turned to the court room tit 7:30 in the
evening, being out eleven hours. Their
verdict was manslaughter and asked
the leniency of the court. Itobinson
was sentenced to three yenrs in the
penitentiary. It will be remembered
that Itobinson shot his wife and him
self at Whitman last February, the
wife dying1 two days Inter. The evi
dence tended to show that Uoblnson's
wife was unfaithful to him.
will Put l'i I'IkM.
W. A. Clark of Montana and former
(iovcruor llauser of Montana held a
conference at New York relative to
Mr. Clark's t'nited States senate nspi.
rations. Mr. Clark referred all ques
tions to Mr. llauser, who in turn said
that Mr. Clark "would fight to the
last ditch" to retain Ills seat in the
senate. "If ills seat is declared vacant
finally," said Mr. llauser, "Senator
Clark will become a candidate for re -election
by the next state legislature
to be elected in November."
ChargeM With Attempting Ilupo.
Fred Cbappel, of llroken Mow, a boy
of sixteen years, was tried before
Judge Armor, charged with attempted
rape on MissSte Ua Ilabcock, the seven-
year-old daughter of Joseph Ilabcock,
of that place. Cbappel was bound over
to the district court ifud Mrs. Ilabcock,
the complaining' witness, was placed
under bond to appear against him.
Charged With Stealing Horn.
SberilV Funk of lluffalo county, Neb.,
arrested three brothers named Hill,
Ord and Howard Sehnacker, who are
wanted in Custer county on a charge
of stealing1 hogs there and running
them elsewhere to sell. They had, It
is charged, just sold three stolen hogs
in one of the near towns. They will
be taken to Custer county for trial.
No Hunter lliinni'tH Worn.
At Cleveland, ()., the women mem
bers of the Fast Madison avenue Pres
byterian church sot an example in
self-denial Sunday. Some time since
they entered into an ngroement to
abstain from new Faster gowns and
millinery and to devote the money to
the purpose of raising the church debt.
Secretary l'orlcr KcRlgn.
Owing- to continued ill health Hon.
John Addison Porter, secretary to the
president, lias tendered his resigna
tion, and the president lias accepted it
to take effect April I.
George II. Cortelyou of New York
the present assistant secretary to the
president, lias been appointed to the
Maile I.nlior Cnuiiiilloner.
Governor Nash of Ohio lias appointed
M. I). Uatchford of Masslllon -state
commissioner of labor statistics. Mr.
Uatchford is tho former president of
the united mine workers.
.Milken n lllg Catch.
Tho sealing' steamers Terra Nova,
with 37,000 seals, and Walrus with
l'.'.OOO seals, returned from the icefields
to St. John, N. F. llotli ships arc
Tnylor nt, Washington.
Governor Taylor of Kentucky Is in
Washington to remain to look after
his Interests in the contest before the
supreme court for tho olllce of gover
nor of Kentucky.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Five thousand elgarmakers
been laid off at New York.
Mrs. F.llabeth Whitfield llcllamy,
tho authoress, Is dead at Mobile, Ala.
Tho Chinese government lias sent
7,000 troops to Shan Tung to suppress
the "Hoxers." However, it is notorious
that the majority of tho troop aro of
the same society.
Williamsburg llrooklyn, was visited
by a SIOO.000 lire. One man was killed
and a boy fatally Injured.
At Lexington, Ky., during n dispute
Dr. James K. Parker shot and killed
V. A. Autoualla, an Italian tailor.
George 11. Sparks, an engineer, was
roasted to death on a gas stove at
Columbus, O, He had becomo uncon
scious from fumes of burning gas.
Murderous tramps assaulted two
ststers, Kate and Johanna Sullivan, at
West Toledo, O. Ono is dead and the
other a raving maniac as a result of
(.EN. "BOB'S" PLAN
Has a Beautiful Net Spread for
HOPES TRAP WILL PROVE EFFECTUAL
liner Decide on a New IM.'in of Cam
paign mill AliKiiilmi Sloge of Wepen
ir I'lneli of Hunger llcglniilng
to lie Felt nt .Mnfuklng.
A London April 17 dispatch says:
Lord Uoberts has spread his net far
and wide to eateli the adventurous
commandos that have been making
mischief In the southeastern part of
the state. The net has not vet been
drawn in, but at the headquarters of
Lord Itoberls the impression exists
that the power of the lloers is necroas
In";. A Daily News correspondent has
the lloers lleeing to the southeast: a
Standard correspondent reports them
fleeing northward: a Dally Telegraph
correspondent says that some are going
north and others south; while a Morn
ing Post report says it is nut known
what the llol-rs are doing.
Fvldently the feeling at lllocmfon
tflit Is that the dispositions of Lord
Huberts are such as to enable him to
concentrate a large force rapidly at
any point. The doers, being aware of
this, are presumed to be thinking now
ehlelly of retieat.
The investment of Wepener. according-
to a special dispatch from llloem
fontein, lias absolutely been aban
doned. .According to a llethany dis
patch the lloers are unable to retreat
northward because the llritish strong
ly hold all roads.
Diverse reports come from Natal,
one asserting that the lloers have re
tired beyond the Itlggarsberg range
and another saying that some of them
are close to Lndysiuith.
A dispatch from Lady Sarah Wilson,
who is in Mafeking, says the pinch of
hunger is beginning to be felt there.
DEATH OF RUFUS WRIGHT
Opinion or Pollen Thitt lnint Will
Detehip u Sensation.
Kufus Wright, the tnillionaiie man
ufacturer of rubber tires, who was
shot during a scuttle for possession of
a revolver in the apartments of Mrs.
Louisa Lottrldge. at the Leland hotel
In Chicago, tiled from the effects of the
wound. The body of the millionaire
is now at undertaking rooms, where
an inquest will be held. It is the
opinion of the police that the coroner's
Investigation will mark the close of
the sensational case. A statement bv
the deceased to Chief of Detectives
Collet-an that the shooting was acci
dental will, it is thought, clear Mrs.
Lottrldge of all responsibility. Wright
tiled with words of exculpation on his
lips for the woman whose icvolvcr was
responsible for his death, lie persisted
in saying that the woman was not to
blame for his condition and that he
had the revolver in bis hand when it
Mr. Wright's son-in-law and partner.
Fred Morgan, was at his side at death.
Mr. Morgan held that his father-in-law
was on an errand to help a friend
who had become entangled with the
woman, when be received his death
wound. KILLED BY A SALOONKEEPER
Colli lllooilcil Mnrilcr of u Chlcugr.
Patrick Carey, a Chicago politician,
brother of Alderman Thomas Carey of
the Twenty-ninth ward, was fatallv
shot by William Maxwell, a saloon
keeper, and the police claim the shoot
ing wns done in cold blood, when
Carey was offering to shake hands
with the man who shot him. Maxwell
provoked a quarrel with Carey and or
dered him out of the place. Carey
treated the mutter as a joke, and when
he refused to go Maxwell began to
threaten him. Henry Maxwell, a thirteen-year-old
son of the saloon pro
prietor, endeavored to restrain his
father and in the sehutllo which fol
lowed, was shot in the groin b3 his
father. Carey, according to witnesses,
was trying to calm the excited saloon
keeper when the latter shot him down.
Carey died In five minutes. Maxwell
liner Attempt Kuril pe.
Colonel Sehlel anil two other lloer
prisoners, who lauded at St. Helena,
were sent to tho citadel In consequence
of an attempt to escape. It appears
that Colonel Sehlel bribed an attend
ant to take, a letter to the dutch cruiser,
but the boatman by mistake took it to
tho llritish cruiser Nlolie. A large
knife was found in possession of one of
Thieve nt Orlrun.
A gang of tramp thieves recently
struck Orleans, Neb., ami two of them
were caught in the act of stealing
clothing from the store of P. W. Shea.
They were at once apprehended with
tho goods in their possession and were
brought before Justice I. M. Coultry
and bound over to the district court on
the charge of gran 1 larceny.
The state banking board approved
articles of Incorporation of a new
bank at tho town of Lorton, Otoe
county, Saturday, and Monday a rival
bank named tho Hank of Lorton, pre
sented articles which tho board ap
proved. Tho capital stock is 85,000
and the Incorporators ate .1.1 1. Damme,
Herman Arends, Theo. Freiriehs and
John Kvcrs. Tho town of Lorton Is
small but there aro two elevators
which furnish considerable banking
business. There was no bank there
until two organized at the same time.
A MYSTERIOUS DEATH
Atigut 1'rn nk of Kearney t'citiml II mil
In Oiniihu llolcl.
August Frank of Kearney. Neb., was
found dead in his bed in the Paxton
hotel at Omaha last Monday morning.
Circumstances indicate that lie may
have committed suicide. Frank was
about forty-two years old and a land
dealer. Despondency over the tknth
of a beloved child or financial reverses,
or both, resulted in excessive drinking,
followed, an it seems by the use of a
deadly drug. The body is now at
Coioner Swnuson's undertaking rooms,
where an inquest will be held.
In a valise was found, among other
papers, a telegram dated Kearney.
April 3. It read:
"Augustus Frank, Corning, la.: Our
loved one is gone. P.wi.lNK."
Written with a lead pencil on letter
paper were seven duplicates of the
message, sent to different persons, ad-
pressed to Montreal. Canada, and towns
in the east. There was a copy of a
telegram addressed to Mrs. Augustus
Frank, Warsaw. N. Y., which read:
"Will be In Warsaw with tho body
Wednesday." The signature was
The hotel elerk says he heard Frank,
who had stopped at the hostelry a
number of times in the past few years,
say something about a business set
back. Frank's father. George W. Frank, is
one of the most prominent men of
Kearney. He started the cotton mill
there and also helped to establish the
electric light plant and water works
system of the town.
ALMOST SURE TO COME
Dr. AmlreuM Ills True tleully Accepted
nil to Chum olhirNlilp.
Friends of Dr. Itenjaniln Andrews,
superintendent of public schools in
Chicago state that it is probable his
resignation will be presented to the
board of education at its meeting
Weilne-day evening, and that it will
take effect May 1. Dr. Andrews will
then, it is said, take a brief trip to
Ktii'ope, and on Ills return will assume
his duties as chancellor of the univer
sity of Nebraska. Prof. F. M. Fling
of the university of Nebraska present
ed tho otllolnl invitation to the presi
dency of that institution to Dr. An
At Lincoln, .Inly I I.
The state committees of the popu
list, democratic and free silver repub
lican parties met at the state capltol
at Lincoln to agree upon a date for
the state convention at which the state
ticket is to be placed in the field. The
populists had agreed upon July II and
stuck to the date. The democrats
llnally agreed after a long debate.
When the three committees met tho
lirst business was the selection of a
place of meeting. The democrats were
influenced by the Omaha people to a
slight degree and when the vote was
taken 15 votes for Lincoln were found.
Ill for Omaha and 1 for Hastings. The
other committees found little dillleultv
in agreeing unanimously on Lincoln.
Trlul of Colonel CoImoii.
On Tuosilnv the trial of ox-Congressman
David G. Colsou, the surviving
principal In the Colson-Scott duel of
January Hi. in which Lieut. Kthel
bert Scott. Charles Julian and Luther
W. Demaree were killed and several
others injured, will be commenced at
Frankfort. Ky. The trial of Colson
will bring many fiom the mountain
IlelieW Mukc mi AmhuiiU.
The Insurgents, supposedly under
Mascado's command, aro again active
about the Marivale-. mountains across showed upon their face tlicy were ab
tlie bay from Manila. A force estimat- solutely false, and it is possible that
cd at .100 attacked llalauga, where several arrests mav he miuli. fne ..,..
panics of the Thirty-second
infantry are stationed, on Monday
night, but were easily repulsed. They
attacked Captain Goldman with thirty
men of tho Thirty-second regiment
near Orion, killing two Americans
Goldman then retired.
OiKtoin Iteeelpt nt llaiuiiu.
The division of customs and insulin
affairs of the war department has
given out for publication the state
ment that the receipts at the Havana
customs house for the lirst three
months of UU)() were SlU'.'li.ll-l against
S'.'.aiH.HHS for the same period of lh'.i'.i,
an increase for the three months of
IHOO of 8777,.VJ.'i. The February re
ceipts alone were 8'.M)7,ti:i-', while those
for March were Sl.tiOtl.'.'tW.
Capture mi llmliczler.
After eluding detection for over a
year Alonzo Fisher, formerly a trusted
employe of the Armour Packing com
pany at Kansas City, lias been arrest
ed at San Francisco on information
from that city, charging him with em
bezzlement. An ofiicer will be sent
from the east to take him back for
trial. His accounts aio said to have
been about 81,000 short.
Taken to Keil CI I .lull.
Sheriff Dow of Alma took some men
to lied Cloud for safekeeping in the
jail, who, it is charged, during the rush
of business on Saturday, had carried
out from the stores of Orleans about
810 worth of goods.
Winston Churchill telegraphs to tho
London Morning Post from lllocmfon
teiu, reiterating his opinion that the
war is bound to prove an extremely
expensive business, lie says: "Two
hundred nml fifty thousand men will
bo needed before the end Is attained.
The question of remounts will con
vince one. of vital Importance. Great
numbers aro now arriving but owing
to tho fact that they have, to bo put to
work before tlmo is given them to re
cover from the effects of tho voyage
their condition is low and the death
rate among them high.
President Krugcr Says Such is
BRITISH HARD PRESSED AT WEPENER
rrctorln AiHIcc From Nntol Arc Thnt
tho lirltlnh are Itctrciitlng nml That
Jilernl Troop nro TuklnB
Their Old I'onltlon.
A Chicago News copyrighted special
dispatch to the World-Herald from
Pretoria, dated April 11, via Lourenzo
Marque?. April 12, says: Your corres
pondent sends this from his tent, near
Pretoria. Hveryono is ready for tho
first emergency. It i. reported hero
that another great battle is proceeding
at Wepener. Fighting began at day
break yesterday. Hourly reports are
sent to headquarters here and they
seem to be encouraging
President Krugcr, when interviewed
by your correspondent today, said that
the war situation Is today exactly what
It was six months ago. The president
says that God's word, as emphasized by
the prophets, will be abundantly vin
dicated by the course of the campaign,
which lie believes will end in victory
for the lloers. "The word of God," he
says, "will again prove to be a con
vincing, flaming truth in the face of
Associated Press advices from Wep
ener, where a llritish force is sur
rounded, say the battle continues
favorable to the federals. About l.fiOO
Dritisli troops are wild to be tlnirc.
At Pretoria a heavy cannonade was
heard in the direction of ltultfonteln,
situated midway between Winburgand
lloshof In the Oiange Free State and
north of lirandfort.
Advices from the Hoer headquarters
in Natal say that after a heavy bom
bardment the itritish arc retiring in
the direction of Ladysmith and the
federals aro going to their old posi
tions. FALLING WALLS CRUSH 30
Toiir-Ntory ltrlek CollnpeH In 1'ltts
A four-story brick building on tin"
corner of Wood street and Second ave
nue, Pittsburg, Pa., occupied by Arm
strong, McKelvy it Co., wholesale
paint dealers, collapsed shortly before
10 o'clock Thursday. A score or more
people were in the building at tho
time and many, It is feared, arc burled
In the ruins.
A hundred men are tearing away at
the debris striving to release the buried
men and to get out the dead bodies. It
is believed that no one person In the
building escaped, unless one or two on
the top floor may have escaped belirg
crushed to death. The building fell
without warning and collapsed, the
fall being out toward Third avenue
blocking up the street.
COIL GIVEN TEN YEARS.
ArrcnU for I'erjury May Kuiiilt In Son
nut lonul S'eiiiel.
AtChndron, Neb., the mot'oi for a
new trial in the case of the state
against George Coil, who was found
guilty of murder in the second degree
ut tho February term of court for kill
ing Tom Uyan last fall, was passed
After hearing both sides Judge W.
II. Westover overruled the motion for
a new trial, and sentenced Coil to ten
years in the penitentiary and instruct
ed the county attorney to investigate
fccveral atlidavlts which, the. emn-t suiit.
WOMAN SHOOTS NEIGHBOR
A Quarrel Neur Superior. NvhraNku, May
Frank Mcllride, a farmer living
nouth of Superior, was shot in the face
with a 38-ealibre revolver by Mrs.
Stephenson. The ball struck tho
cheek bono and was deflected Into the
mouth, making an ugly aud danger
ous wound, but not necessarily fatnl.
The parties connected with the affair
arc neighbors, nnd have at different
times disagreed, the shooting follow
ing an altercation caused by a few
chickens getting out of tl.elr jurisdic
tion. A warrant for the arrest of Mrs.
Stephenson is out.
Anit. Her. Allen Kelerteil.
Charles II. Allen, at present assistant
secretary of the navy, will bo the llrst
civil governor of Puerto Uico under
the provisions of the bill passed by the
houso of representatives.
Minister Kill llliiixi'lr.
News has reached Santa Uarbara.
Calif., that Uev. Dr. Joseph Hemphill
committed suicide near Mallard, in tho
northern part of the county, by blow
ing mo top or his Head off with a shot
gun. Hemy Snow In Kanna.
Ucports have been received of a
heavy fall of snow throughout central
and western Kansas, Lamed reports
ton inches of snow, Grent llcnd four
Inches and Ihnporla a heavy fall.
Violently III I'miii l'oUonliic
The members of tho family of tho
Uev. 0. C. Clssoll, of Ft. Wayim, Intl.,
recently became suddenly 111 with
symptoms of poisoning. City Chemist
Drayer discovered tho contents of a
box of rough on rats in tho ground
coffee used by the family.
Chicago Murder ami Nulrhlo.
Uelnhart Tonn, a Chicago book
binder, shot his sixteen-year-old slstor-ln-law,
Ida Kollur, aud then turned
tho weapon upon himself, llothrero'
taken to the St. Kllzubeth liosnltal
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