The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 16, 1900, Image 2
M'COOK TRIBUNE. F. M. , Pulllher. McCOOK , NEBRASKA BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Peru wilUtalco part in next Panama congress. Latest reports show that there ar 311,621) ) cattle In Wyoming. Hamburg-American line of steamers profits amounted to 18,000,000 marks last year. Princess Salm-Salm Is In Umcago forming ambulance corps for war in South Africa. Dr. Keeley did not leave a large es tate , J. R. Oughton owning a majority of the gold cure stock. War is now on between the Interna tional Association of Machinists and the Chicago Association of Machinery Manufacturers. The offer of Canada to garrison Hal ifax by the Canadian militia and allow the regulars to be seit to South Africa has been accepted. Assistant Secretary Miekeljohn tells the Cubans that ne is powerless to pre vent the appointment of Mgr. Sbarreti as bishop of Havana. President McKinley appointed Chas. A. Sawyer to be postmaster at Jack son , Mo. , and J. H. Smith to be post master at Downs , Kan. At New Iberia , La. , Reuben Cately and Hypolite Brown , negroes , were hanged for the murder of Martial Sorrel rel , a storekeeper , near Olivier. President Jordon of Leland Stanford lectures on fate of imperialism in Chi cago. He predicts the downfall of Great Britain in the next century. The democratic leaders in the senate confidently assert today that if the Hay-Pauncefote treaty Is not modified in many particulars , it will not be rati fied. fied.Senator Senator Allen introduced a bill pro viding that right of way across the Sautee reservation be granted to Nio- brara , Sioux City & Black Hills Rail road company. Our troops of the Fifth United States cavalry in Porto Rico are under or ders to return to the United States. Native troops are now being recruited to fill their places. Colonel C. C. C. Carr of the Fifth United States cavalry was a passenger by the steamer Ponce , which arrived from Porto Rico. Colonel Carr has been ordered to Manila. Mrs. J. H. Williford of Fort Scott. Kan. , the woman who killed her hus band at Cripple Creek , Colo. , last month , was acquitted , after a trial lasting three-quarters of an hour. A disease that is almost as prevalent as the grip is mastoiditis , an affection of the ear. It is said that the surgeons at the New York eye and ear infirma ries have had many cases cf it during IJP last week. The middle-of-the-road populist state central committee of Minnesota has called a state convention to meet at Minneapolis , April 5 , to elect dele gates to Cincinnati , nominate electors and a state ticket. It is rumored that George L. Brad- 'fcury , .vice president and former man ager of the Lake Erie & Western rail- load , has been settled upon for the presidency of the reorganized Kansas City , Pittsburg & Gulf road. Word was received at New York City of the death in Paris of Henry Maillard , sr. , a wealthy confectioner. He came to this country in his early manhood and made a large fortune in the manufacture of chocolates. A dispatch from Ladysmith , dated March lsays _ that Colonel Knox , with. a force of 2,000 men , made a recon- naisance that day along the railroad with the object of hurrying the Boer retreat and preventing them removing their stores. A gentleman representing a large firm of flour importers at London is at Minneapolis , and says the outlook for American flour and wheat exports is not bright , as heavy crops are being poured into England by other grain growing countries. General A. D. Shaw of Watertown , N. Y. , national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic , an nounced himself as a candidate for congress to succeed the late Charles Checkering from the Twenty-fourth congressional district. It can be stated on authority that the failure of the senate foreign rela tions committee to report back the Hay-Pauncefote treaty is due to the wide differences between the repub lican members as to some of the clauses in the documents. Indian Traders Wissemyer cf Gray- hcpe , and Gibson of Pawhuska , Osage nation , are in Washington , supposedly lor the purpose of pushing the bill in troduced a few days ago to appropriate out of Qsage funds $700 per capita to enable to Osages to pay their debts. The official call for the meeting of the National Republican League has been issued to meet in St. Paul July 17. D. B. Skinner , one of the captors of Jefferson Davis , died in Detroit recent ly in poverty and was buried at the public expense. For his capture he got S320 from the government. To use his own expression , Briga dier General Funsto-n is "conducting a Sunday school at San -Isidro , " Philip pine * islands. San Isidro is about 100 miles north of Manila and thirty miles from the railroad. General Funston is in command of a brigade , including the Twenty-second , Twenty-fourth and Thirty-fourth regiments of infantry and detachments of the Fourth caval- iy and the Third artillery. By direction of the Harvard univer sity council every officer of the univer sity , old and young , is required to keep during each month of the year 1900 a journal of his daily doings. The jour nals when finished are to be placed separately in stout envelopes and seal ed by the writers. Jim Hayward , colored , of Chicago , and Charley McNally of Providence , R. I. , were matched to go twelve rounds at 128 pounds. Big Ed Dunkhorst , the Syracuse giant , knocked out Jack Hogan of Lima , 0. , in the sixth round of what was to be a ten-round contest before tiie Still City Athletic club at Peoria. Organized Parties Promise * Conflict in the Streets of Prankfort , OFFICERS ARE IN FEAR OF ARREST Newly Formed State Guard Stands Ready to Protect tlio Executive Taylor De nies Intention to Interfere As Gov ernor He Pardons the Alleged Assas sins of GoebeL -FRANKFORT , Ky. , March 12. The democrats and the republicans in Ken tucky are today , for the first time since the present political complica tions at-vanird acute fotui. divided Into t vo armed and organized factions. Surrounding the capitol and state leg islative building and camped in the grounds around Governor Taylor's home are nearly 200 state militia , well provided with ammunition , while in the corridors of the Capital hotel , in which the democratic state executive offices are located , and in the streets adjacent to that building , are sixty special officers and the men and boys of a militia company that was organ ized in Frankfort today as the nucleus of Governor Beckham's state guard , besides scores of heavily armed citi zens , partisans of the democratic claim ant. ant.Rumors Rumors reached the democratic lead ers today that an attempt was to be made by the state militia to take Gov ernor Beckham into custody , and in side of an hour after the report was circulated a petition had been circu lated and signed by the requisite num ber of men necessary to form a militia company. The men will guard the Capital hotel all night against any pos sible attempt to arrest Governor Beck- ham. Only two days more remain for the legislature to remain in session , but the developments of those two days are looked forward to with apprehension by leaders of both sides. The demo cratic partisans say that should the militia attempt to interfere with the session of the legislature , persistent rumors of which have .been in circula tion all day , it will/be next to impos sible to avert bloodshed. The repub lican officials , however , deny that such action has been even contemplated and say that the legislature will not be molested in any way. That the re port is believed in democratic circles , however , is shown by the fact that the advisability of holding the session in some other place than the state house has been under advisement , and even at a late hour tonight the question had not been fully settled. Several of the republican members of the legislature left the city today , presumably for their homes. LEXINGTON , Ky. , March 12. The Sabbath day brought calm to the storm which for three hours on Sat urday night threatened to burst over Lexington. The adopting of a disguise by Davis and Powers in order to' get out of Frankfort puts an ugly phase on the matter for the prisoners , in the opinion of some of their friends here , although they explain that they did so merely to get away from the local Goebel in fluences , which they allege Avould work to their detriment in securing a fair trial. Both tactily admit now that in this they may have made mis takes , as both strongly urge their in nocence of any connection with the murder of Goebel and insist that they have no fear whatever as to the out come. Judge George Denny , a prominent republican attorney , called on the pris oners today and was closted with them several hours. He will represent them in whatever legal steps are taken. Both men are very calm and have no further statement to make than what was given out last night. Judge Denny said tonight that the prisoners Eire not averse to going to Frankfort , but they would like to have arrange ments made to try their cases here. This cannot be done , except as to a writ of habeas corpus , which is not likely to be sought in this case. The Delagoa Il-iy Delay. LONDON , March 12. Baron Wen- lock , in the house of lords today , askj j cd the government what steps are being - j ing taken to hasten the Delagoa. bay arbitration proceedings , and whether the government is prepared to join the United States in pressing for an immediate award. The premier , Lord Salisbury , replying , agreed that the delay was most lamentable. Continu ing , the premier said he frankly ad mitted that the government's chances of taking action was very small. The delay was very unfortunate , not only in its bearing on the fortunes of the litigants , but in the discredit which it reflected upon the principle of arbitra tion. Against Pugilistic Literature. WASHINGTON , March 12. Repre sentative Hepburn of Iowa introduced a , bill providing that no picture of de scription of any prize fight , or pugil istic encounter , or any proppsal of betting on a fight , shall be tramsmitted in the mails or by any common car rier engaged in interstate commerce , whether in a newspaper , a periodical , or any other form. Any person send ing or knowingly receiving such matter - tor for transmission is made liable to Imprisonment not exceeding one year , or fine not exceeding $1,000 , with a proviso vise that the act shall not apply to my person engaged in the prepara tion , publication or sale of such pro hibitive newspaper , periodical or pic ture. To Build Alaska Lino. SEATTLE , Wash. , March 12. Cap- Lain Abercrombie and forty-three gov ernment engineers will sail for the Copper river , Alaska , on the steamer 3t. Paul , Minn. , Tuesday or Wednes day. They will at once prepare to lay bridges over the Copper , Kitena and Dther rivers for the. trail to the Yukon ind then will begin setting poles for the telegraph line. It is the intention to string most of the wire for the new line from Valdes to St. Michaels. TWO HUNDRED INDIANS FALL. Hand of the Mexican Smites Heavily tlio Vnqui Tribe. AUSTIN , Tex. , March 12. A special from Potam , Mexico , says that during four days , ending on Friday , the Yaqui Indians and the Mexican troops had four engagements near Cocorit , Mex ico. The Mexican troops are endeav oring to force their way through this section of the country so as to keep a roadway between Torin and that point open for travel. There are a great many Indians known to be in this im mediate section , and it Is evident that a very strong force will have to be put into the field at once to sppppress the uprising. The engagements of the four days mentioned resulted very disastrously for the Indians , as in the neighborhood of 200 are known to have been killed ? nd possibly more. The Mexican troops suffered very little loss of life , though some twenty-five soldiers were \younded. All the engagements were in the nature of skirmishes , lasting only a few hours , wlien the Indians would retire. The fact that the Maya Indians have also taken to the warpath and are Harassing the troops a great deal , gives rise to grave surmises as to how long it will take to bring the uprising to a termination. It is feared that unless both of the factions are brought in sub mission soon thy will join forces. A special from. Ortiz , state of Sonora - nora , is to the effect that on Friday re ports reached there of a bloody skir mish between a band of some 300 Ya- quis and about an equal number of soldiers about fifty miles west of that place , in which the fighting was con tinued most of the day. The loss among the soldiers was slight , owing to their splendid fortifi cation , being ensconsed behind a nat ural breastwork of boulders on a hill side with the Indians in the open. It was a cleverly laid trap into which the Indians were led , and while they leftf none of their bead on the field it is thought their losses heavy , as quite a number were seen to fall. Reliable information states that fully ,500 Yaquis are now in the neighbor hood of Guaymas and fully as many more are prowling between Medano and Potan. FRAY LASTS ALL DAY. British Trample All Barriers in the Effort to Reuch Bloemfontein. DRIEFONTEIN , March 12. All of yesterday was occupied lighting. The Boers maintained a stubborn rear guard action along a running front of twelve miles on very difficult ground. The British were advancing in three columns. General Tu.cker , to the southward , occupied Petrusberg unop posed ; General Kelly-Kenny , after fol lowing the river bank , moved in the direction of Abrahams kraal. At Driefontein , about a mile south of Abrahams kraal , the Boers were found posted in considerable strengtn on the ridges connecting several kopjes , where they had mounted guns. The action began at 8 o'clock in the morning with an artillery duel. Gen eral French's cavalry and Geneijil Porter's brigades supported our guns. The Boer artillery was accurately handled and the British cavalry found a task harder than they had expected. General Broadwood with dogged per severance moved altogether six miles southward , trying to find a means to tret around , but the Boers followed behind rising ground and even at tempted to outflank him. Meanwhile the Sixth division of in fantry , advancing on the Boer left , slowly forced the enemy to retire. Had the infantry been able to move faster the Boers would have been enveloped. The last shot was fired at 7:30 p. m. This morning not a Boer was to be seen. The prisoners belonged to Pres ident Kruger's own commando. LEAVING DAWSON FOR NOME. Six Thousand People Already Gone and More Preparing : to Leave. WASHINGTON , March 12. Under date cf Dawson City , January 14 , Vice Consul Morrison reports that nineteen expeditions have left Dawson for Cape Nome since December 4 last and as soon as the weather moderates many more will start. The population of Dawson is 6,000 less than last year. Late nsws from Nome confirms the re ports of the richness of the district and announces new finds in the inter ior , but lack of fuel prohibits these being worked in winter. Typhoid fever has appeared , with increasing mor tality. In Dawson the revenue from liquor permits for the year is placed at § 100- 000. Saloon licenses are worth § 2,500 per annum. Prices are still up. The profits on drugs are placed at 300 per cent ; groceries , 200 per cent ; hard ware , 400 per cent. Beer is worth $100 a barrel and whisky from § 40 to § 60 per gallon. Owing to flooding of the mines the gold output may be kept down. It is estimated that between § 25,000,000 and § 30,000,000 will com prise the output for the Dawson dis trict Funeral t > f Edward Phelps. NEW HAVEN , Conn. , March 12. Funeral services for the late Edward J. Phelps , ex-minister to England , were held today in Battel chapel. Dr. Tim othy Dwight delivered the funeral ad dress. The college choir sang two hymns , "Lead , Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me. " The plain black coffin was carried into the chapel on the sholders of bight seniors , members of the Wolf's Head fraternity , of which Prof. Phelps was an honorary member. Tvro Presidents Ask Pence. LONDON , March 12. The Daily Mail has received the following dis patch from Pretoria , dated Saturday , March 10 , and censored by the Boer government : "President Kruger and President Steyn have wired to Lord Salisbury peace proposals , on condition that the independence of the two republics be respected and the rebel colonials am nestied. "Yesterday the foreign consuls were called into conference and were re quested to invite the intervention of the powers they represented in order to prevent further bloodshed. " Spirit of-the Sturdy Men of the Bepublic Remains Unchanged , OFFICIAL ADDRESS FROM PRETORIA Surrender of Cronje Will Not Discourage Them In Their Defense Kruger S ys God Is Testing Burghers lie. Brings Tears to the Eyes of'JUlociufontcln 1'eoplo by a Speech. PRETORIA , March 9. Secretary of State Reitz has issued a war bulletin in which , after saying the government has no official tidings of the surrender of General Cronje , but must accept it o.3 a. fact , however painful , adds : "The government remains assured that the surrender will not discourage the burghers in their defense of their independence and standing as a nation. The struggle thus far has shown the republics have vindicated themselves as an independent people. This re verse will not stagger us. In the strug gle for our cherished rights our belief remains that , whatever happens , the Lord still reigns. "Owing to the invasion of the Free State by a large force of the enemy 'and other circumstances it became nec essary to take up other positions , hence the burghers in Natal have returned to Biggarsberg. All the commandos have reached there safely , except a few which retired in the direction of Van Reenan's pass. , Thus , Ladysmith and Kimberley are no more besieged. "In retiring the enemy was time after time driven back , so that our laagers were not cut off. In these fights a few men were killed or wounded and the enemy lost heavily. "In spite of all reports the spirit of the fighting men as to the outcome re mains unchanged. Among the com mandos in Natal the burgners are full of courage. "General DeWet now commands all the commandos at the Modder river. "It is understood that President Kruger's visit to Bloemfontein was to try to arrange a compromise of the differences between the Transvaalers and Free State. " A special dispatch from Bloemfon tein says that President Kruger , ad dressing a crowd of people Monday , said : "Although God is testing our people , my personal opinion is that the limit of the test is nearly reached. If the people are sustained by faith in the time of adversity , God will soon again turn the tide in our favor. If Ave have strong faith in God , He will surely de liver us. The God of Deliverance of the olden-time is the same God now. " The speech of the venerable presi dent brought tears to the eyes of men and women alike. The Free State na tional anthem was then sung. The visit of President Kruger has done much good and has cheered the despondents. More recently he has been visiting the commandos south of Bloemfontein. Much satisfaction is expressed in all circles at the courtesies extended to General Cronje by the British. SOLDIERS ORDcRED HOME. * Thee Battalions "Will Ue "Withdrawn. From the IMiIHppineg. NEW YORK , March 9. A special to the Herald from Washington says : By direction of Acting Secretary of War Meiklejpohn , instructions have been sent to Major General Otis to re turn to the United States some time in May one battalion each of the Four teenth , Eighteenth and Twenty-third infantry. The withdrawal of these troops was recommended by Major General Miles several months ago. He pointed one to the department that the three reg iments designated would have been two years in the Philippines next June. There is no doubt that the decision of the department to withdraw three battalions which number more than 1,000 men , is influenced to some extent by the disorganization of the rebel army and the prospect that the Amer ican troops will no longer meet with resistance from an organized force. RUMOR OF PEACE OVERTURES. London Paper Hears Keports of Informal Proposals. LONDON , March 7. The Daily News makes the following editorial an nouncement : "It was rumored in London yester day and we have some reason for be lieving the rumor to be correct that the two republics made informal and unofficial overtures of peace on the preceding day. "Unfortunately the conditions sug gested were of such a character as to preclude the possibility of leading to any result Terms which might hav- been gladly accepted before the war in order to avert it are impossible after tne war , with all the sacrifice it has entailed. " House Mourns Another Loss. WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 8. The house was in session but twenty- five minutes today , adjourning out of respect to the memory or the late Rep resentative Harmer of Pennsylvania , "the father of the house , " who died yesterday. The usual committee was appointed to attend the funeral. Populist National Convention. SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , March 9. Arrangements for the national populist convention are being rapidly perfected. A letter has been received from Chair man Butler of the national committee , denying the report that the commit tee contemplated changing the date and place of the convention to correspond spend with the democratic gathering at Kansas City. As the new audito rium will seat but 4,000 , it is planned to secure a huge tent , seating 30,000 , and offer It to the national committee. A number of temporary buildings will ae constructed to supply sleeping quar ters. ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF GOEBEL W. II. Coulton In CuRtody nnd Warrants Indued lor bthors. FRANKFORT , Ky. , March 10 W. H Coulton , a clerk in the office of State Auditor Sweeney , was arrested ant placed in jail tonight , charged with complicity in the murder of the late Governor William Goebel. The arres was made by Chief of Police Williams at 9 o'clock. More arrests are likely tonight. Warrants have also been Issued for the arrest of Secretary of State Caleb Powers and Captain Jphn W. Davis but they have not been served. The warrants also charge them with being accessory to the Goebel assassination and warrants against ex-Secretary of State Charles Finley and John T Powers , brother of Secretary of State Powers , have been sworn out and have been sent to Whitely county for ser vice. Davis is in the city tonight but was not at his residence , and up to a late hour the police had not found him. It is not known whether Secre tary Powers is in the city. Several witnesses who testified at the trial of Harland Whittaker Tues day swore that the shots at the time of the Goebel assassination were fired from the direction of Powers' office and he and all of the parties for whom warrants were issued tonight have been under the strictest surveillance ever since the assassination. Captain Davis was an appointee of Governor Bradley and was continued under Gov ernor Taylor. He also kept a boarding house. The warrant on which Coulton was arrested and for the arrest of the two Powers , Finley and Davis was based on an affidavit made by Thomas B. Cromwell pf Lexington , Ky. , before County Judge Moore. Cromwell has be-en assisting the detective in hunt ing down the case , and it is said that , acting under directions from Colonel T. C. Campbell and Commonwealth' Attorney Franklin , he spent several days in Hardin , Bell , Whiteley and Knox counties , where it is alleged the evidence against the parties arrested was secured. Public admission to the state house grounds was denied to night to all , by order of the military authorities , but whether this is to be enforced longer than tonight is not known. v LOUD ATTACKS PENSION SYSTEM. Asserts Congress Is Still Legislating on Revolutionary AViir Cases. WASHINGTON , March 10. The first day pension session of the house pro vided for under the new rule adopted yesterday proved a great success. There was comparatively little friction and ninety-seven bills were favorably act ed on in committee of the whole and subsequently passed by the house. The only incident of the session was a brisk exchange between Loud of California and Sulloway of New Hamp shire upon the general policy of spe cial pension legislation , in which the former attacked and the latter defend ed the system. Loud delivered some general re marks on the policy of passing pri vate pension bills. He said that 95 per cent of the special bills passed by con gress never should have been favorably considered. All of them , he said , had been rejected by the pension office after the claimants had exhausted every ef fort to establish their claims. He knew it was unpopular to say these things , but , said he , np man ever made a mis take by pursuing the right. Of the million and a quarter soldiers and wid ows of old soldiers who survived the war almost 1,000,000 were on the pen sion roll. Loud warned members that if things went on as they were going during the life of the direct descend ants on the youngest member of the house , congress would still be legislat ing for the pensioners of the civil war. ENGLAND'S NEW WAR LOAN. flicks-Beach Says End is > 'ear and It May Xot I5e Needed. LONDON , March 10. The amount of the new Avar loan will be 30,000,000. The interest will be at 2 % per cent and the bonds will be redeemable at par May 5 , ' 1910. The issue price is 89 10s. 4:15 a. m. , March 10. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach , chancellor of the ex chequer , explaining to the bankers the terms of the new loan , gave them an intimation tnat the government Considered the end of the war near. "Since the estimates were prepared , " he said , "events have taken place that have changed the situation and prob ably not all the money will oe re quired. " Whatever the government may know or intend , unofficial opinion seems everywhere to think that the Boer power is collapsing. John A. Mandeville of this city is named as his successor. The chief cause of the dissension was the chang ing of the name from the Union Vet erans' union to the Union Battlemen's union. Plague Scare Unfounded. WASHINGTON , March 10. The sur geon general of the marine hospital service has received the following trom Surgeon Cassaway at San Fran cisco , dated March 9 : "Reliable information that the Chi naman who died and was suspected of having had the plague had been in the city continuously for fifteen years , and for the last six months under treat ment for other diseases. Probable cause of death congestion of lungs or pneumonia. The result of the bacter iological examination not yet received. Advinop for Iron Workers. YOUNGSTOWN , 0. , March 10. At the bi-monthly wage conference here yesterday between representatives of the Amalgamated association and the iron manufacturers an advance of 25 cents a ton in the rate for puddling was agreed upon. The rate will now be ? 6 a ton , the highest paid since 18SO. This will mean an advance in the finishing department also of about i per cent The rate for puddling is now 50 per cent higher than in 1895 , and for finishing the advance has been 37 per cent since that time. About 0,000 men are affected by the ad vance. aesefc Medicine j There's no season when good mcd- jj Iclnc Is so much needed as In Spring , i imd there's no medicine which does j so much good In Spring as Hood's Sars'hparllla. In fact , Spring Medl- i i clno Is another name for Hood's Sar- saparllla. Do not delay taking It. Z § Don't put It off till your health tone ? gets too low to bo lilted. Hood's Will give yon a good appetite , purify J and enrich your blood , overcome that S tired feeling , give you mental and i digestive strength and steady nerves. X Be sure to ask for HOOD'S , and be S sure that you get Hood's , the best | medicine money can buy. Get a bot- tie TODAY. All druggists. Price $ ! S AMERICAN TRANSVAAL FUND. To Aid Widows anil Orphans of the Boer. * . A pathetic appeal of the committee of Africander and Bond members of. parliament was issued at Cape Town , Oct. 10 , 1899 , signed by Messrs. N. F. DeWaal , Joseph N. Hoffman , J. H. Hofmeyr , Thomas P. Theron and D. J. A. Van Zyl , which says among other things : "What msty , what can , we colonial Africanders do In this sorrowful time ? Join in the work of warfare with the weapons ? The law and our duty as British subjects forbid this , even should other circumstances not oppose such a course of action. "But what neither the law nor the duty of the subject forbids , and what , moreover , agrees In every respect with ail principles of religion and human ity , Is the offering of help to the wounded , to the widows and the orp'hans. " In the name of the Africander bond , on behalf of the citizens of the South African republic and their noble ally , the Orange Free State , I appeal to all Americans to show their sympathy with the brave people who are now , in the words of John Hancock , liter ally offering all that they have , all that they are , and all that they hope to be , upon the altar of their country , fighting to the death the arrogance and imposition of the great British empire , in order to remain free and independent , as did our American forefathers in 177G and 1S12. THERE WILL BE NO B.OER WOUNDED ON THE BRITISH-AMERICAN HOSPI TAL SHIP. "tend to me your subscriptions , iall and large , and I will send the amount to Mr. C. C. de Villiers , Cape Town , the honorable treasurer of the committee of the Africander bond , to be expended under that appeal. I sent $2,000 on Feb. 23 , 1900. GEORGE W. VAN SICLEN , American Treasurer. No. 141 Broadway , New York City. Feb. 24. 1900. BIrs. 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