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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, JANUARY 29, i900.
nnd a large quantity of arms. Six Carllsts",
who arc implicated, :.cd across tiie frontier.
Women riRht n Duel.
TAUIS. Jan. K. Two women, both be
longing In good society, fought a duel yes
terday .it Marpeilles. One was Greek and
the other French- One newspaper, giving
nn account of th? affair. Fays that both
married the same man. both loving him.
rnd neither was willing to denounce him
lor prosecution. After firing each live
times the French v.oman was wounded in
the 'eg. Tho same paper nays that women
duels are mote common than is generally
mppose'l . and it names several who are
Known to have fought sword or ii.Htol duels
within the list ten year?. Thty were well
known actresses. -
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Crrmnu Need American Product.
BERLIN, Jan. ZS. The DeutFche Oekono
mist points out to the Agarlans that Ger
many would get the worst of a tariff war
wltii the United State?, In view of the
fact that the United States is able to buy
all present German , imports, except Rhine
wir.c and German books, in other countries,
whereas Germany is dependent, the paper
a lieges, on American commodities very
largely, even for the corn needed by Ger
man farmers for horses, cattle and awine.
In view of which the present high duty
thereon is absurd.
An electric plant of 30.000 horsepower
will be established at Laurfenburg, on the
Rhine, for industrial purposes.
The Prince Regent of Bavaria has con
ferred the Order of St. Mltchael. first-
class, on Dr. Nansen, the explorer.
MAY QUIT PETITIONING. '
A. J. Smith Suy Knight of Labor May
NEW YORK, Jan. 2S. At a meeting of
both the Centrar Federated Union and
District Assembly Xo. iO, Knights of Labor.
to-day resolutions "were passed protesting
against the action of the Joint committee
on taxation which has introduced a bill in
tho Senate and Assembly of the State to
Impose a tax on all mortgages, by whom
soever held. It was said the tax would dis-
courage savings and was against the inter
ests of worklngmen.
"I suppose the committee will throw our
protest Into tho waste basket." said An
drew J. Smith, who presented the resolu
tion. "Neverthclcrs we want them to know
our position. When the final day of reckon
ing come?, as it inevitably will, these poli
ticians who. instead of statesmen, now nil
our legislative halls, will "lind that labor,
long suffering and patient, has kept a close
account of petitions scorned and prayers
unheeded. It may seem strange to sone
that the Federated Union and Knights of
Labor, representing as they do so many
thousands of voters, should, continue to
petition when they see their petitions not
only Ignored but frequently rejected with
opproblous epithets. Well, the time will
come when we will quit petitioning. W e will
demand, and more than that, wo will en
force our demands."
CHOICE OF DIAZ.
President of Mexico Wishes Ileyes to
He 111 Successor.
' LAREDO, Tex.. Jan. 2S.-Regardlng the
report that President Diaz, of Mexico, had
designated his successor as President of the
republic. It is stated on authority of Mex
ican officials that President Dia has ex
pressed a wish , that General Bernardo
Reyes succeed to the office when he retires
therefrom. General Reyes, recently ap
pointed minister of war of Mexico, was
for years governor of the State of Nuevo
Laredo and ha, long been a favorite of the
Mexican President. He is very popular
With the foreign element owing to his en
ergetic and progressive statesmanship. The
report current here does not indicate an
early succession, but that President Diaz
iwlll be re-elected and enter on the term
beginning in December next and use his
Influence in behalf of General Reyes when
the latter becomes a presidential candi
date. COLD WAVE SHORT LIVED.
Warmer Weather Predicted for To
Dny and To-Morroir.
WASHINGTON. Jan. LS.-Forecast for
Monday and Tuesday:
For Ohio Fair on Mnday with warmer
In northwest portion. Tuesday fair and
rvarmer; fresh westerly, shifting to south
For Indiana and Illinois Fair and
warmer on Monday and Tuesday; winds
shifting to fresh southerly.
Local Observations on Snnday.
Time. Rar. Ther.IUI. Wind. Pre. Weath.
7 a m....M.13 13 73 N'west 0.02 Cloudy.
7 p.m.. ..30. C 73 N'west .00 Clear.
Maximum temperature, SG; minimum
Following is a comparative statement of
the mean temperature and total precipita
tion for Jan. 23:
Normal - 0.10
Mean 21 002
Departure V -os
Departure since Jan. 1 210 1.10
Plus. C. F. It. WAFFENHANS,
Local Forecast Official.
Stations. Min. Max. 7 p. m.
Atlanta. Ga 43
IJIsmarck. N. D 11 It
Buffalo, N. Y 11
Calgary. N. W. T 41 31
Chicago 0 4 2
Cairo. Ill 13 2 IS
Cheyenne, Wyo 10 M 13
Cincinnati 12 JC 12
Davenport. Ia 6 4 4
Des Moines 10 S 4
Galveston. Tex .. BO A
Helena, Mont 21 21
Jacksonville, Fla 44 41
Kansas City. Mo 4 12 10
Little Rock, Ark 2-J 34 2G
Marquette, Mich.. 12 4
Memphis. Tenn 2S 28 T6
Nashville, Tenn 20 34 20
New Orleans, La 54 52
New York City 40 Stf
North Platte. Neb 6 20 16
Oklahoma. O. T IS 22 18
Omaha. Neb 8 10 8
Pittsburg. Pa 20 42 20
Qu Appelle. N. W. T IC 1C
R?id City. S. D S 24 24
Salt Lake City 20 40 34
St.. I,ouls 10 15 10
Kt. Taii1. Minn
Springfield. Ill 4 6 4
Rpringneld, Mo 10 14 10
Vicksburg. Miss 32 60 32
Washington. D. f? 3
Cold on the Ranks of the Wabash.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 28. A severe
cold wave has struck this' section of the
State. Last night at 9 o'clock the ther
mometer registered 44 degrees and to-night
at the same hour it is three degrees above
iero and ctlll falling, a drop of 41 degrees
In twenty-four hours. Tho cold wave in
accompanied by a high wind.
itrther lit Texan.
AUSTIN. Tex., Jan. 2$. All south and
central Texas was to-day visited by a
very severo blizzard, which Increases In
severity as the nleht grows and from pres
ent indications will be the wors blizzard
of the winter. The temperature fallen
thirty drgrers since noon.
Drop of T7 Dejrrce.
Bprci.il to th- IrvllAn-ipoUa Journal.
VALPARAISO. Ind., Jan. 2S.-Wlth!n
thirty-six hours the thermometer dropped
from degrees above to 7 below zero this
morr.lnc. This evening it was 2 below at
Stop the Co a it b, nnd WorL Off the Cold
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets cure a
cold in one day. No Cure, No Fay. Price 23c
A RUNAWAY AND A FIRE
WOMAN SURIOtSLY INJURED AND
Pothonse nnnird nt Greenfield nnd
RrnsN Works Destroyed nt Koko-liio-Woninn
.Scared to Death.
Special to the Inilanipolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 28. The home of
William Miller, four miles west of Muncie,
was destroyed by fire this evening. Frank
Stephens and wife discovered the fire while
driving past the house. Mr. . Stephens
Jumped from the buggy to notify the Mil
ler family that flames were issuing from
the roof and the horses ran off. Mrs.
Stephens was thrown from the buggy and
will die of her injuries. A two-year-old
grandchild of Miller's, the daughter of
Harry Miller, of Napoleon. O., was asleep
upstairs, and was suffocated before aid
could reach her. One of the runaway
horses fell over an embankment and was
killed. Little of the furniture was saved
from the house. Loss, $3,000.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
GREENFIELD. Ind., Jan.- 28. The pot
house of the window glass factory and
its contents were burned this afternoon.
The fire equipment at the factory, worked
by the employes," aided the city fire de
partment and saved the main buildings.
The factory first erected by S. R. Wells
caught fire several times, but the men man
aged to subdue the flames. The los9 '
$3.500, and Manager James A. Well3 says
ho has no doubt it is fully covered by
insurance. Both factories belong to -the
American "Window-glass Company, and as
the Insurance is placed from the head
quarters at Pittsburg,-it is not known just
wnat companies, wrote the policies. The
factories will continue in operation as a
number of pots are on hand stored in an
Ilrnss Works Dnrned.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO. Ind., Jan. 2S.-The brass works
this city, Jvere destroyed by fire this morn
ing, uosa. u.uuu; insurance. .000. The
fire started from natural gas in the foundry
Funeral of M. C. Smith, Former Mayor
nnd Philanthropist, of Mnncle.
MUNCIE. Ind., Jan. 2S. The funeral of
ex-Mayor M. C. Smith this afternoon was
largely attended. The funeral sermon was
preached by Rev. T. S. Guthrie, of Logans-
port, former pastor of the Universalist
Church in Muncie'. After the dismissal of
the Industrial School yesterday afternoon
the half hundred children marched by the
hmith home and deposited Ivy leaves on the
uoor step. They are poor children who have
been recipients of much charity during the
winter months in the school, which was
organized by Mr. and Mrs. Smith and con-
uuticii uy mem ior many years.
Other Dentin In the State.
ELKHART, Ind., Jan. 28. John Culp, for
over forty years a resident of this coun
ty, died at his home, at Foraker. Union
township, last Friday night, aged nearly
ninety-tlve years. Though for a number of
years he had been blind, he was remark
able for the clearness of his memory and
he was always able to relate thrilling and
interesting personal experiences of pioneer
life in this county and Columbiana coun
ty, Ohio, where he formerly lived.
Dr. Charles S. lirodrlck. one of the old
est residents of the county and well known
as a physician, died at his daughter's home,"
in Goshen, last Friday night, aged seventy-nine
Nathaniel Newell, of Osolo township,
died at noon yesterday, aged ninety years.
He came to Elkhart county from Vermont,
his native State, in 1S33. He became the
largest land owner in the township. He is
survived by a son. George Newell, the child
of his first marriage, and by his second
wife and their son, Nathaniel Newell, jr.,
aged fifteen years. His second marriage
was contracted when he was seventy-four
years of age.
MUNCIE. Ind., Jan. 28. Emily, widow of
Edward Anthony, died to-day, aged seventy-nine
years, after a residence of half a
century in Muncie. Her husband was a
pioneer business man and amassed a big
fortune in the early days.
WARNING TO LOVERS.
Shonld Not Try to Klas Sweethearts
Who Carry Knitting; Needles.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Jan. 2S. Webster
Snider, of Sullivan, came here to have
a piece of knitting needle removed from his
arm, where it found lodgment when his
sweetheart was playfully resisting his ef
fort to kiss her. Snider says that when
bidding the young lady good night he at
tempted to kiss her. She resisted and there
was a scuttle. He kissed her and in doing
so ran his arm against the needle which
she held in her hand. It penetrated the
arm lour or Ave inches and in trying to
pull it out three inches of it broke off in
the arm. The X rays was used by the sur
geon here and the piece of the needle was
FRIGHTENED TO DEATH.
Her Heart Failed When Her Unsound
Tapped on the WIndorr.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO, Ind., Jan. 2S.-AHcc Drohst,
wife of Frank Brobst, a gas well driller,
died under peculiar circumstances on Sat
urday evening. Brobst returned from the
gas field and on passing a window of his
home saw his wife sitting on the edge of
her bed. Brobst tapped gently on the pane
and as he passed around to the door, heard
the woman fall to the floor. Breaking the
locked door he found her dead from fright
and heart trouble. The husband is dis
tracted. They had been married but a
Strange Feature of the Merrell Case.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO. Ind.. Jan. 2S. Neal Merrell.
the Indianapolis music dealer, under sen
tence of one to seven years here for mis
representation in the sale of a piano to
Thomas Ruse, may get a new trial. A mo
tion for a new hearing was argued Satur
day, but Judge Mount adjourned court for
tho term without announcing a decision. He
will not rule on the motion until next term.
Merrell will be released on $1,000 bond,
which Indianapolis friends have agreed to
furnish. Merrell has been in Jail since his
arrest several weeks ago. The case has sin
gular features. A number of piano experts
testified that Merrell delivered to Ruse a
better instrument than was bargained for,
and that the piano was a new one instead
of a second-hand one, which Ruse had con
tracted for. The same witnesses also "voro
that Merrell sold and delivered to Rus
$2Tk piano for $15. Ruse claimed that he
bargained for s high-class second-hand In
strument, whereas ho got a new one of in
Dr. Catto Out of Jail.
Special to the InJUnpoll Journal.
TKM1E HAUTi:, Ind., Jan. 2S.-Dr. J. C.
Casto, accused of attempting to burn and
blow up h'.3 three stores, who stubbornly
refused to sign a new bond last night,
later In the night yU-ldcd and was released
from Jail. He insbtA that the attempt to
destroy the property was the work of
some of his enemies. A neighbor of the
Castos explains tho myaterloua shooting
and screaming at his residence a few
weeks ago. Sho says the doctor had deeded
considerable property to his wife and that
she refused to deed back some of it. He
asked her to go down In the cellar with
him, where he began choking her. When
she was released she ran upstairs and got
a revolver, which she began firing at him
as he came after her. He took the weapon
from her and when tho people came to the
house to inquire ln the matter he told
them ho had been shooting at. dogs.
Return of Juvenile Elopers.
Special to th Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 28. Rhu Cavanaugh,
aged fifteen, and Belle Morris, a year
younger, who eloped last Wednesday, re
turned home this evening almost frozen.
The girl took her father's horse and buggy,
the two drove directly to New Castle and
thence to Greenfield, attempting to procure
a marriage license. They were headed for
Kentucky, but a cousin of the boy at
Greenfield induced them to drive home.
They left there this morning at 3 o'clock
and covered fifty miles in thirteen hours.
The boy was placed in Jail to-night and
an attempt will be made to send him to"
the 'State Reformatory to-morrow. The
girl, however, confesses to taking the
, Acquitted of Criminal Ansault.
FRANKLIN. Ind.. Jan. 2S.-After being
out nearly three days, the Jury in the case
against Hillary Moore, colored, and
Charles Moran, charged with criminal as
sault on Sadie Moran, a sixteen-year-old
white girl, this morning returned a verdict
of not guilty. The arrest of the two men
about a week ago caused a great sensa
Richmond has a "Jack the Hugger.
The United Fresbytcrian Church, of Rich
mond, has introduced individual commun
In connection with the district K. of P.
meeting to be held in Richmond "m Feb.
8 there will also be held a district meet
ing of the.Rathbone Sisters.
A-cast of Richmond talent. ' headed by
William Dudley Foulke, presented "The
Rivals" at the Eastern Indiana Hospital
for the Insane, Saturday night.
Tho Flemings have abandoned their breed
ers sale at Terre Haute' for this spring
and most of the consignments have been
transferred to the Lackey salo at Cam
In a notorious West End saloon at Terre
Haute, Saturday night, Zip Johnson
stabbed Samuel Rusk in the side and
broke his skull by a blow with the fist
on which he wore knucks. Both men are
colored- and are employes of the rolling
mills. Rusk's condition is serious and he
may die from the injuries.
Editor Howe Would Like to Occupy
the Preacher' Pnlplt.
ATCHISON, Kan., Jan. 2S. E. W. Howe,
the author, and editor of the Atchison
Globe, in the editorial columns of his pa
per says he will take the place of Rev.
Charles M. Sheldon as pastor of Congrega
tional Church in Topeka during the week
he is running the Topeka Capital as a
Christian newspaper. Hr. Howe says: "If
we fall to make out as much of a' case
against preachers as the Rev. Sheldon
makes out against newspapers we will buy
a Bible and Join the church." Mr. Howe
has had experience on the lecture platform,
and his ability as a writer is well known.
Later Mr. Howe has accepted an invita
tion to write for the Topeka State Journal
during the week Rev. Mr. C. M. Sheldon
edits thi Capital as a Christian daily a lay
sermon each day on how ministers should
preach the gospel. Mr. Howe asked the
privilege of filling Mr. Sheldon's pulpit dur
ing that week, but so far the proposition
has not been accepted.
Many Want to De Subeditors.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 28. Rev. Charles
M. Sheldon is In receipt of letters and tele
grams dally asking for employment on the
Capital during his week of editorship, and
of offers from all parts of the country of
assistance. He is unable to reply to these
offers of service individually and requests
the Associated Press to state that he will
employ nobody for any purpose outside of
the regular force of the paper.
WAR ON GREEN GOODS MEN.
Händlern of the "Queer to Be Hunted
Down by Uncle Sam.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28. The United States
government means to wage a war of ex
termination against the men in the green
goods business in this city. Instead of
decreasing, the number of green goods men
is growing larger The campaign of rescue
is to be managed by Fourth Assistant Post
master General J. L. Bristow and W. E.
Cochrane, chief of postoflT.ee inspectors in
Washington. They have taken into their
councils Chief Postoffl.ce Inspector J. D.
King, ot this city, and M. C. Forness, who
holds that position in Philadelphia. Anti
green goods circulars will b? put out to
counteract the influence of the green goods
circulars and pasted up in the various
country postofflces. Postmasters every
where will be instructed to d eJueaticnal
missionary work in that direction. A rough
draft of an anti-green goods posier has
neen prepared for wholeralo circulation.
The men lighting against the swindlers say
that it will b- difficult tc do much until
Congress repeals the law under which the
"come on" is equally guilty with the
swindler. Thlti will bo asked for at once.
How a Wily Governor SnTed a De
nteged Colombian Town.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 28. From reports
brought by the Hamburg steamer Volum
nia it appears that the arrival of tho ves
sel at Tumaco, Colombia, where she
touched on the way up, had the effect of
saving the place from capture by Colom
bian rebel. The latter had demanded the
surrender of the town and the governor
was at his wits end. Just then the Volum-
nla was sighted. The wily governor saw
his chance to make a bluff. So he sent a de
fiant message to the revolutionists and told
them that the steamer off port was bring
ing 50) government troops. Tho trick suc
ceeded and the rebels abandoned their pur
pose to capture Tumaco.
Tanner Kill Wife, Two Children and
Tries to Rnrn Himself.
CINCINNATI. O., Jan. 2S.-In an "Ovcr-the-Rhlne"
tenement to-day Charles Bart
ruff, a tanner, murdered his wife, his son
Carl, aged five, his daughter, aged three,
and then tried to set tho house on fire by
overturning the hot stove and piling furni
ture on it. The skulls of all the victims
were crushed with a blunt Instrument. No
one saw the deed but its perpetrator. He
remained in the burning room until arrest
ed by the police. His intellect was of the
lowest type and he suffered from dementia
which he seems to have inherited from his
father, who died by suicide. His five-year-old
son Carl was an imbecile.
CAPTAIN J0BE REARRESTED.
Former Ofllccr Who Recently Escaped
from tlie Coliimlius Jail.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.. Jan. 2S. Ike T.
Jobe, late captain of the Sixth Immunes,
was captured this morning at Piney Flats,
Sullivan county, by Special Government
Detective F. M. Retz. cf Cincinnati, and
Deputy C. W. McCall, of Knoxvllle. He
was taken before United States Commis
sioner Charles M. Taylor here and his
bond fixed at JC.CKX. Jobe recently escaped
from tne Columbus vO.) Jail. He is charged
with using penalty envelopes from the War
Department. Efforts to secure bail are be
POPULISTS FOR BRYAN
THEY SAY HE WILL ACCEPT THEIR
1A HTY'S O 31 IN ATI O X.
Movement to Give Him n Sonthern
RnnnlnK Slate Humor at the
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 2S. The Populists of
Texas publicly announce that Hon. W. J.
Bryan will accept the nomination of that
party for President if it is tendered him.
The following circular letter outlining the
plan of action for the coming campaign
was to-day issued by Chairman J. II. Fos
ter, of the Twelfth congressional district,
who claims to secure his information and
the propositions outlined direct from the
national headquarters. The circular letter
is addressed to all county chairmen and
mads as follows: -. :
"Dear Sir You are no doubt awinre of the
fact that if the Bryan Democracy, when
they meet In national convention, re-affirm
the Chicago platform of 1S36 with a direct
legislation plank as an issue, and it seems
probable they will, and nominate W. J.
Bryan arid some irreproachable Southern
man, that such action will be the death of
our party. Should the Democracy do this,
it will be only a repetition of their policy
plans, and like their advocacy of 16 to 1,
be short-lived. In view of such action on
tho part of this newborn Democracy it is
the duty of every Populist who loves the
principles he advocates to lend his aid to
thwart the destruction of hi3 party.
"A plan has been suggested and is being
discussed all over the Nation. The details
of this plan are in part: That when our
national convention assembles that it re
affirm the Omaha platform with direct
legislation as the paramount Issue, nomi
nate W. J. Bryan (and the assurance has
been given by Mr. Bryan's friends that he
will accept the nomination) and some
Southern Populist that the free silver Re
publicans will indorse the platform and Its
candidates that Mr. Bryan's friends will
go before the national Democratic conven
tion with a demand for the indorsement
of the action of the Populist convention,
and it is urged that they will not refuse.
In the event that they do. Mr. Bryan may
refuse the nomination at the hands of the
Democracy. This action will of itself by
the Democrats' signal their utter defeat,
and also that of the Populists, but defeat
will lay at the door of the Democrats.
"We want discussion, open, fair and full,
of these propositions, and when you send
delegates to the congressional convention
at San Antonio on Feb. 17 let them be in
structed as to the sentiments of the Popu
lists In their respective counties."
Armed Mountaineers Make , Another
Visit to the Capital.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 23. Politicians
of both parties took a rest to-day and 'the
lobby of the Capital Hotel was more quiet
than it had been "for several weeks. Last
night the leaders of both parties were In
caucus, that of the Republicans being pro
longed until a late hour.' No action of any
kind was taken during the day, however.
There were persistent rumors all day that
another detachment of men from the moun
tains would arrive in Frankfort during the
first half of the week. E. G. Sebree, cam
paign manager for the Republicans, denied
the story positively. "Nobody is coming
that I know of," he said, "and if there was
any organized movement among the Repub
licans to come to Frankfort I would know
It. No such thing is contemplated by any
body." To-morrow morning another contest will
be heard in the House, that of Gill (Dem.)
against Brlster (Rep.), from Logan county.
This case was made a special order for Sat
urday morning, at the same time as the
Van Meter-Berry case. The majority of the
contest commlUea.lsicojmposed of Repub
licans and will report in favor of Brister.
A minority report will be presented in favor
Successor to Roberts Will Re Chosen.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Jan. 23. In com
pliance with the Revised Statutes of the
State of Utah, Governor Wells has issued
a proclamation calling an election, to be
held Monday, April 2 next, for the purpose
of electing a representative in the Fifty
sixth Congress to fill the vacancy now ex
isting. BULLER TELLS OF ROUT.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
noon, but held back presumably by the cen
sor until Jan. 26, 6:40 p. m. The corre
spondent says: "Having gallantly taken a
portion of Tabanyama mountain during last
night. General Warren's troops are finding
considerable difficulty in holding it. There
has been heavy fighting to-day. The Boer
shells are splendidly directed, and in the
face of the enemy's heavy fire the further
advance of our forces has been checked.
"Again and again attempts had been
made to dislodge the enemy and things had
begun to look serious. Determined as had
been their attacks, however, the British had
not succeeded In dislodging them. Meanwhile
the King's Royal Rifles, approaching from
the Potgieter's drift side of the mountain
range, began the arduous ascent of Spion
kop. The heights at the place where they
arrived were precipitous, and their task
was no light one. They advanced, how
ever, and apparently at first without
knowledge of the Boers, but before reach
ing the top they became exposed to a flank
fire from the enemy. The last part of the
hill was even more precipitous than the
road along which they had come, but the
brave fellows scrambled up little by little,
sometimes on their feet and hands, some
times crawling on their knees, until, pant
ing and exhausted, they reached the top
and threw themselves down upon the
ground with a cheer. It was grandly ac
complished. "There is still the difficulty of keering
this important point without artillery. The
position therefore is now that the British
hold Spion kop at the cast end of the range.
They also hold the west end. The Boers
are intrenched in the Intermediate part, be
sides holding other intrenched positions on
tho adjoining kopjes, which command the
HIT BY "LOXf. T03I.
Dr. Jameson Reported to Have Decn
Wounded in the Leg,
HEAD BOER LAAGER, near Ladysmith,
Jan. 25, via Lourenzo Marques, Jan. 26.
It is reported here that as the result of
"Long Tom's" practice on Monday, Dr.
Jameson was wounded In the leg.
President Steyn has visited this laager.
Thirty Permitted to Leave Lourenxo
3!nriue for Pretoria.
LONDON, Jan. 29. The correspondent of
the Times at Lourenzo Marques, telegraph
ing on Jan. 23, says: "Over thirty French
men, who arrived here by the French
steamer Glrendo and were prohibited from
proceeding to the Transvaal, appealed to
the French consul, who protested that they
held parsports by the Transvaal consul and
who declared that he would hold the Portu
guese government liable in damages for
a breach of International law in the event
of continued refusal to allow them to go
forward. As the Portuguese general had
previously signed the passports he was
compelled to admit the validity of the
French consul's contention. The result was
that tho Frenchmen were allowed to pro
ceed. Eighty more foreigners are expected
by a German steamer next week. .
Trlie Court to Meet This Week.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 23. The prize court
has fixed Monday, Jan. 23, for the hearing
of the charges with 'respect to the Amer
ican flour said to be intended for the
Boers, which was on board the British
steamer Mashona from New York. Nov.
3, when she was captured by the British
gunboat Partridge last month.
The overdue transport Manchester Cor
poration has arrived here.
Transvaal Acts Not to Re Recojgnlced.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 2S.-Sir Alfred Milner,
British high commissioner, has issued a
proclamation announcing that her Majes
ty's government will not recognize as valid
any forfeiture, fine or encumbrance on
property in the Transvaal or the Free State
subsequent to Oct. 10, the date when war
Lord Roberts Visits the Maine.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 23.-Lord Roberts,
after visiting the hospital ship Maine,
over which he was conducted by Lady
Randolph Churchill, expressed his entire
satisfaction with the arrangements. The
Maine will sail . for Durban to-morrow.
PERSONAL AND INCIDENTAL.
Temper of the British People Marl-
boroogh'i White Horse.
Here Is an incident illustrating the tem
per of the British people even In defeat.
Dean Kitchin of Durham, an Anglican di
vine of conspicuous scholarship and en
lightenment and intellectual distinction,
ventured the other day to rebuke the In
sensate war fever that prevails, and to de
nounce the drunken orgies that often ac
company the departure of troops. Said
the dean: "It would seem to some minds
that the bottle 13 the best preliminary to
the battle." The jingoes of Durham
promptly poured abuse, threats and Insult
cn the dean's head. Councilor Shafton.
of that city has given notice that at the
next meeting of the Durham corporation
he will move to summarily dismiss Dean
Kltchin from the honorary office of chap
lain to the corporation. He will also move
that the dean's name be erased from the
panels of the Town Hall. More than this,
Supreme Court Judge Grantham, when
opening the Assizes of Durham, delivered
a most intemperate harangue, assailing the
dean. Judge Grantham Ls a Tory partisan
whose elevation to the bench caused much
rrlmlclsm, Inasmuch as he had no great po
sition in his profession, and it is said that
90 per cent, of his decisions are re
Versed. But the Jingoes hail his deliver
ance against the dean as a noble manifes
tation of patriotism.
The Duke of Marlborough, in the face
of official and family remonstrances, per
sisted in taking a white charger to South
Africa, He said his famP.y ancestor rode
a white horse and he must do the same.
Inasmuch as the Boers are such good
marKsrr.en the commanding officer will
doubtless order that the Duke's charger be
painted a khaki color.
Londoners are telling this story about
William Waldorf Astor, who has gone to
the home of the brigands In the Balkans.
Because G. W. Steevens, the war corre
spondent who died in South Africa a few
days ago, left the Pall Mall Gazette to Join
the Dally Mall staff, Astor would not per
mit an obituary of him to be published in
the Gazette. The Pall Mall Gazette's ed
itor. Sir Douglass Straight, unable to pay
a tribute in the pages of that newspaper
to Steevens, went to a meeting of the In
stitute of Journalists and delivered a
eulogistic speech about him. Curiously
enough Mr. Astor is said to resent the fact
that his new fellow-subjects drop his pre
fix of honorable, which he always got until
he was naturalized.
Scant courtesy ls being accorded Lady
Sarah Wllfon, In her terribly trying posi
tion at Mafeklng. She is one of the most
unpopular women In society. Her airs are
caid to be insufferable. It has been un
charitably suggested that ihe Boers did the
ynkindest thing they could to Colonel
Baden-Peweli when they insisted on his
exchanging viljoen against Lady Sarah.
The Canadian militia department has de
cided oh the basis of organization for the
Strathcona Horse. It will be 25 officers, 26
noncommissioned officers and 470 men, mak
ing a total of 531 of all ranks and 536 horses.
Some additional horses will be taken In
case of casualties. The contingent will be
divided Into three squadrons. There will
be three Maxim guns.
John Churchill, second son of Lady Ran
dolph Churchill, who accompanied her to
Cape Town in the Maine, has received from
Lord Roberts his commission in the South
African Light Horse.
Samuel B. Knight, of the City of Mexico,
one of the oldest English residents and
head of one of the electric light works
here, is seriously ill of congestion of the
A receiver has been appointed at Sara
toga, N. Y., for the Ballston Terminal Rail
road, a twelve-mile county trolley line,
owned by Philadelphia capital and bonded
for $250,000. I
Roland Reed, who has been 111 in St.
Luke's Hospital, New York, for several
weeks, was reported to be resting easy
last night. His physicians say he is on
the road to recovery.
The strike on the United Traction Com
panies' road at Troy, N. Y., has been set
tled on the basis of $2 a day for the regu
lar men and isla cents an hour for the trip
pers. At the close of his sermon In the Pres
byterian Church at Cortland, N. Y., yes
terday the Rev. John Timothy Stone sent
in his resignation, to take effect March
1, to accept a call to the Brown Memorial
Church of Baltimore, to succeed Rev. Malt
by L. Babcock, D. D.
The district council of the International
Association of Machinists and twenty rep
resentatives of the allied shipbuilding
trades in Philadelphia, met to-day and con
sidered the project of a general strike for
a nine-hour workday in all the shipyards
on the Atlantic seaboard where the men
are obliged to work a longer time fcr a
day's pay. It was decided to further In
vestigate the matter.
Cecil Rhodes' Sister.
Saturday Evening Post.
Mr. Cecil Rhodes has a sister who is quite
as striking a character in South Africa as
her distinguished brother. In figure she
is an Amazon. Her appearance Is eminent
ly masculine, her face florid, her voice
powerful, and as for her mind, her wits are
as sharp as "they make 'em." She accom
panies her brother everywhere and is alto
gether a striking character. On the last
occasion when the two went from England
to Cape Town. Miss Alice Rhodes superin
tended the athletic games on shipboard.
One of the items In the programme was
a tug-of-war between twelve brawny Cor
rishmen and an equal number of weather
stained sailors. Slowly, steadily the sailors
were hauling the Cornlshmen near the
mark, when Miss Rhodes, whose sympa
thies were with the miners, leaped to her
feet and cried, "My faith, Cornlshmen! Off
with your shoes and pull on your bare feet
like the sailors." The game was stopped,
the Cornlshmen took off their shoes, and
Miss Alice's delight was unbounded when
the miners simply walked away with the
Their Principal Industry.
Crown Point (Ind.) Register.
Hammond's manufacturing interests are
Mill growing, and they aie ?ifter another
factory. They already make nearly every
thing in the north end of tue county from
embalmed beef for Sjuth Africa to trouble
for the rest of the whole county. The
latter is on? cf their principal industries.
A Horse on Him.
Seymour (Ind.) Republican.
Mr. Jefferson Collier and Miss Mary were
united in marriage Sunday by Elder Hugh
Warren. .Mr. Collier's parents and many
lrierds were present, but his brother-in-law
was out on a horse trade and missed
the excellent supper which was given the
A Short Business Sermon.
To advertise continually Is to advertisa
welL As it U desirable to do business ev
ery day, so It ls necessary to use the pub
lic prints daily. The merchant who asks is
the one who receives. In these three sen
tences may be found the sermons which the
aspiring business man needs to guide him
to his goal.
Anna 31. Ilowen, Dean of Woman's
Hall at Northwestern University.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2S. Anna M. Bowen,
dean of the Woman's Hall at Northwestern
University, died to-day of heart disease.
She fainted at the dining table and died
several hours later without having recov
ered consciousness. Miss Bowen was a na
tive of Chicago. She was a graduate of
Cornell University, and later spent two
years in Germany. At Llepsic she was the
first woman allowed the full privileges of
the seminary. After her return from Ger
many she for a time did editorial work for
the New York Nation. She was twenty
seven years of age.
James II. DHtton.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29.-James II. Bre
ton, formerly mayor of St. Lou! 3 and for
many years one of the leading bankers of
the West, is dead at Ardsley, N.
Y., aged eighty-three years. He
was a member of the Missouri
State Legislature In 3S52-54. Mr. Britton
was president of the board of directors un
der whose supervision the bridge connect
ing St. Louis with East St. Louis was buLt
He was also president of the National
Bank of Missouri. Mr. Diitioa reilrcd
from business fifteen years ago.
RICHMOND. Va.. Jan. 2S. Major Thomas
A. Brander, past grand commander of the
Virginia Camp of Confederate Veterans
and who was known throughout the South
tor his prominence in all Confederate re
Unions, died here to-day, aged sixty years.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 2S. C. C.
Morrow, for a long time one of the execu
tive clerks of the United States Senate,
died here to-day. a pea tifty-eight years.
He was a native of Missouri.
JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 28. Judge Thomas
J. Wharton, one of the oldest and most
prominent Jurists of the State, died to
day. CITY OF MBXICO, Jan. 28. Edward M.
Kuhn, a well-known American and for
merly a manufacturer of furniture, is dead.
MRS. HECKSCHER DEAD.
Sensational Duel Across the Canadian
NEW YORK, Jan. 2S.-Mrs. Mary Trav
ers Heckscher, wife of John G. Heckscher,
and daughter of the late William R. Trav
ers, died at her home in this city to-day,
aged fifty-three. Her first husband was
Henry Winthrop Gray, to whom she was
married when she was twenty years old.
The Grays were very friendly with John
G. Heckscher and his first wife. Mr. Gray,
angered by gossip in the Union Club, got
into a row with Mr. Heckscher early in the
summer of 1873 over attentions which he
asserted the latter had paid to
Mrs. Gray. Blows were struck Just
outside the Union Club. and
the next day friends of the two men ar
ranged for a duel between them. The duel
was fought Just across the Canadian line
from Rouse's Point, on June 24, 1S73. Pistols
were the weapons and it- was agreed that
the men were to fire one shot each at ten
paces. At the signal Mr. Gray fired prompt
ly, the bullet Just grazing the side of his
antagonist. Mr. Heckscher reserved his fire
and after the smoke had cleared away
he pointed his weapon at Mr. Gray
and thn suddenly throwing up his hand
discharged the pistol Into the air. Mr. Gray
subsequently obtained a divorce from his
wife In the Connecticut courts on the
grounds of desertion. The first Mrs. Heck
scher died in 1&91. In April of the follow
ing year Mr. Heckscher and Mrs. Travers
were married in Philadelphia. t
MUTINY ON A BRIGANTINE.
Captain and Six Others Killed and
Ship Scuttled Cannibalism.
VICTORIA, B. C. Jan. 2S. Mail advices
received here tell of a wholesale tragedy
on the New Zealand brlgantine Ethel, in
the Straits Settlement. She sailed from
Broome, West Australia, about the end
of November with a cargo of lumber and has
been posted as missing. A telegram was
received by the governor of the Straits Set
tlement from the British consul at Batavia
to the effect that the vessel had been scut-
tled by part of her crew, who had mut
inied and murdered the captain and own
er, John Alfred Riddle, together with his
son, the mate, the carpenter and three of
The mutineers, who numbered thirteen,
after they had landed at Adult, had a quar
rel among themselves as a result of which,
when they reached Maccassar, one'of them
informed the Dutch authorities, who ar
rested the mutineers and seized the valua
bles and other property they had stolen.
News has also reached here of the capture
of five oillcers of a Dutch mall steamer,
who Imprudently went ashore and
were attacked by the savages of New
Guinea. A relief party next day found
ashes of bonfires and traces which led
them to believe that all five had been
killed and eaten by the savages. The New
Guinea authorities have sent for a war
ship. REVERIDGE WAS RIGHT.
Defense of Ills Business Vievr of the
The views of Mr. Wolcott on the Philip
pine question, eminently Fane in their gen
eral nature, and eloquently stated in the
Senate yesterday, might, with some Justice,
be revised so far as the attitude of Mr.
Beveridge is concerned. The senator from
Colorado thinks that the Junlor senator
from Indiana puts the case too sordidly:
that he dwells too much upon the material
wealth, developed and undeveloped, of the
archipelago. But does he?
No man will say that it was cupidity
which took the United States to the Phil
ippines. Not ten representative men in this
country had ever given a thought to the
islands before the war with Spain was de
clared. Dewey was ordered to Manila to
destroy the Spanish fleet. The moment that
order was executed this government found
Itself charged with responsibility for the
islands, and as time passed that responsi
bility .increased and new questions arose.
Should the United States leave or stay? If
it should leave, how was an honorable re
treat to be executed? If It should stay,
under what circumstances and for how
long? The United States, by formal treaty,
took over the archipelago, and permanent
American occupancy finds favor now with
a very large majority of the American peo
ple. Cupidity, therefore, did not inspire our
going to the islands, nor did it decide the
question of our assumption of sovereignty.
But now that we are there and our re
sponsbillty is fixed, we need not fall to
examine the nature of our new posses
sions, nor fail to felicitate ourselves that
they are exceedingly rich and promising.
Mr. Beverldge does not dwell too much on
that point. He was right in taking it into
account during his visit to the Philippines,
and he is right now in giving it great
prominence. It is a good thing to feel that
in striking for humanity we have also
"struck it rich" in the way of worldly
goods in the Philippines. Mr. Beverldge is
not to be classed with those men who
would put the country In the attitude of
confessing that it is only the wealth of the
Philippines that allures us. and who then
class all who differ with them as hypo
crites. Nor docs the Colorado senator so
Come, ccme, Mr. Wolcott. There Is room
enough in the Senate for both of you. In
fact, since Mr. Beverldge has spoken, the
country will desire more than ever that
your days may be prolonged there. We can
not have too many oratorical stars of the
first magnitude in the congressional Arma
ment. Miss WHUIns's Appearance.
"To attempt a description of Miss WIN
Klns's personal appearance Is as difücuU
YVroujfcMroa Pipe for Gxi,
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Ftam Trij'S, pun;,
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int. lUbUt Metal. Solder.
"Wblte aal Colored "Wiping
Wate. and all other Sup
plies uwd in connection
Ith Caa. Steam ant
Water. Natural Gaa 8up
riles a "peel ilt r. Steam
ieattnc Appsratua for
lMbltc FuUdinr. Store
rooms. Mlila. Shops, Fac
tories. Laundrlas. LÄirabv
Pry Houses, etc Cut ani
Thread to order any atis
Wrourht-lron Pipe. frosj
V inch to 11 inches dlas
üiieHT S JILLSO
in to ITT
Copy of Statement of. ths Condition
On the 3!st day of December, 1S99.
It Is located at No. lßl Broadway, city of
MASON A. STONE. President,
WALTER 13. WARD, Ass't Sec.
The amount of Its capital ls EOO.vQO
The amount of Its capital paid up Is.. 200.000
The Assets of the Company la the U. S. are ti
Cash on hand and in the hands of
agents or other persons J31.0I3.S5
Real estate unincumbered CO.Ov.'O.OO
Bonds owned by the company,
bearing: Interest at the rate of
per cent., secured as follows:
United States bonds, market
State. county and municipal
bonds, market value rciW-OO
Railroad stocks and bonds, mar
ket value TISIO.OO
Other stocks and 'bonds, mirket
Debts for premiums lyr.47S.T9
All other securities 15.W3.4S
Total assets Jl.GG2.23 13
Amount owing, and not dua, to
banks or other ccrdltors..., 1117,000.00
Losses adjusted and due, losses
adjusted and not due, losses cn-
adjusted, losses In cuspne,
waiting for further proof 1SI.070.78
All other claims against the com
pany , 22,SS7.C3
Amount necessary to reinsure
outstanding risks Sll,56.14
Total llatilities lUlCsOUM
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State.
I, the undersigned, auditor of etate of the
State of Indiana, hereby certify that tha
above ls a correct copy of the statement of
the condition of the above-mentioned com
pany on the 31st day of December, 1SD3, as
shown by the original statement, and that
tho said original statement ls now cn file la
In testimony whereof I here
SEAL. unto subscribe my name and af
fix my official seal this 2Cth day;
of January, 1300. W. IL HART,
Auditor of State,
INDIANAPOLIS AGENTS I
Indiana Trust Co
as to photograph her correctly. She be
longs, physically, to that class of blond
women whose type is represented wholly
In the coloring of hair and eyes and com
plexion. The camera produces Miss Wil
kins's delicate, regular features but It fails
to light them with the gold of hair, the
blue of eye. and the delicate bloom of skia
that are hers. In conversation Ehe has a
straightforward, simple manner that has a
touch of mannlshness In Its directness,
while at the same time her femininity is
one of her most prominent characteristics.
She is absolutely without affectation la
tpeaking of her work. She does not belit
tle it, but talks of it with a frank sim
plicity that is misleading, and sometimes
entraps her listener dnto the temporary
belief that there is nothing so wonderful
about it, after all. that this modest, un
spoiled woman has 'not had her name
Hung broadcast over two continents In hon
ored recognition of the gift of genius."
Senator Son Said to Have Married.
NEW YORK. Jan. 2S. Mrs. Minna Field,
stepdaughter of Thomas Nelfon Page, tha
writer, and niece of Marshall Field, of Chi
cago, and Preston Gibson, a Princeton stu
dent, are reported to have been married in
this city yesterday. Mr. Gibson ls a son
of the late Senator Gibson, of Louisiana,
nnd a nephew of Justice White, of ths
United States Supreme Court, and Mrs.
Gibson ls heir to a large fortune.
Their Last Resort.
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
It begins to appear that the war ry ot
the Rryanlc forces in the apnroachinsr cam
paign will not be "free silver," tut To hell
with England." In other vords they caa
find no American issue that promises suc
cess, and have to go thousands of mllea
and pick up a wholly foreign juarrel lux
Americans to vote on.
lint," Not Hat, This Time. r
New York Kvening Sun.
The woman whose hat used to te always
getting crooked has a rival. She ls tha
woman whose pompadour "rat" has a way
of cavorting over to one Fide or who makes
the mistake of covering said "rat" with too
thin a layer of hair.
Strong Preventives Needed.
Grandview (lad.) .Republican
The r4?e of matrimonial fever has been
going through our vicinity. It ls said that
iomc of the yDung people have been eating
garlic and wearing asafoetida arjuni their
necks to keep from tak'.ng It.
E. J. Phelps Very Wealc
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Jan. 28. Edward
J. Phelps was extremely weak all day and
the physicians would not be surprised to
notice a change for the worse any hour.
The doctors do not hold out any encour
agement. Ilellttllnff Marram.
Kanras Cily Star.
Trre is a growing suspicion among tha
American people that Consul Macrum
would be quite prorerly designated by am
jutatlng the first two lettTs of his name.
Kansas City Star.
The relationship between Mr. Dryan anj
Tammany is more cordial than mlcht ba
exTwcteu- considering the candidate's ve
hement aversion for octopl.
Lets Him Through.
The University of Chicago has graciously
refrained from applying its phonetic spell
ing reform to the name of Mr. Rockefeller.
New Orleans Picayune.
Little men make more noise thaa b!
ones, because they are thinking all the ticaci
that they are overlooked la ths shume.