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THE EVENING BULLETIN
MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1900.
FEAR A BLACK RISING.
Recent British Reverses Arc Having a
Very Bad Effect.
BASUTOS REPORTED TO BE ACTIVE.
Feeling of Unrest In Swaziland, Where
a Chief juhI Others Have lleeu
Killed Off The- South
Maseru, Easutoland, April 9. The
rcocupatlon of Ladybrarid, Thaba
N'Chu and the Bloemfonteln water
works by the Boers, in the very sight
of the Basutos, is far the most impor
tant aspect of the situation here, in
view of its probable effect upon the
native mind. Already the natives are
arguing that the British have suffered
reverses, and should the British evac
uate Wepenor, the results, so far as the
natives are concerned, are likely to
Lorenzo Marques, April 9. President
Steyn, in his address to the Free State
volksraad at Kroonstad, said the
burghers were in a better position than
ait the commencement of hostilities. He
threatened those who had surrendered
to the British. Referring to the cor
respondence with Lord Salisbury, he
observed: "The destiny of the repub
lics is in higher hands than those of
the British government, namely, lu
the hands of the people of France,
Russia and Germany, who are agitat
ing for intervention. The war will
soon end. If it bo true that Boer pris
oners have been sent to St. Helena,
we would be justified in consigning
British prisoners to the lowest depths
of Johannesburg mines."
Bethany, Orang Free State. April 9.
The five companies .of British In
fantry which were surprised by the
Reddersburg commando, while march
ing across the country via DeWet's
Dorp, made a plucky stand, but as the
Boers had three Held guns and the
British none, the latter were compelled
to surrender, General Gatacre arrived
too late. Reddersburg was already re
occupied by the Boers, and the enemy
are now threatening the lines south.
General Gatacre's force has returned
without having found any trace of the
Ill-fated British column.
Webster Davis on the War.
Washington. April 9. An immense
audience gathered at the Grand Opera
House to listen to an address on the
war in South Africa from the Hon.
Webster Davis, ex-asslstant secretary
of the Interior, who has just returned
to the United States from that country.
A score or more of senaors and con
gressmen and other public men were
present. The speaker described sev
eral of the noted battles, of which he
was a spectator. He made an earnest
plea that American sympathy be ex-'
tended the struggling Boers.
Unrest In Swaziland.
Lorenzo Marques, April 9. A runner
who has Just arrived here from Soho
bo's Kraal, Swaziland, says Sohobo
has been killed and his women have
been tied up with ropes. Unrest is in
creasing in the country, which Is In a
most unsettled state, bordering on a
reign of terror In the absence of
"white man's law." Many natives have
been threatened, and in one district
they have been completely killed oft
Uilles Fall Back. JGS
Aliwalnorth, April 9. The Royal
Irish rifles, which have been falling
back from Rouxville, arrived here
safely. Their retirement was covered
by a detachment sent by General Bra
bant, frustrating the Boers and Inter
rupting the movement of the enemy
from Rouxville. Lieutenant Bonsey
and two men of Brabant's detachment
of the border horse are missing.
Threatening (lift Railroad.
Bloemfonteln, April 9. The Boers
are reported in force to the south,
threatening the railroad, which, how
ever, is strongly protected. British
pickets at Springfield, eight miles dis
tant, were attacked by Boers advanc
ing from tho waterworks. Remounts
are rapidly arriving. The British are
In high spirits and anxious to advance.
Kscupo of lioor Prisoner.
Slmonstown, Cape Colony, April 9.
It now appears that no fewer than 30
BoerB escaped from the old camp'Frl
Uay evening. Nine have-Bince been re
captured. The prisoners effected their
escape by cutting a fence under the
sentry bridge, while the eentry was
above. A driver of a sanitary cart was
offered 200 to curry off tho prisoners
St. Paul," April 9. Captain Charles
D. SIgsbee, United States navy, ar
rived from Fargo and the Red Rive;
valley, and after a quiet day at his
hotel in this city left for Chicago en
route for Washington.
WEEK IN CONGRhSS.
Important Matters Will Receive At
tention lu Uoth Urniiches.
Washington, April 9. Senator
Chandler probably will make an effort
to get the senate to agree upon a day
for taking a vote upon -the resolution
concerning the seating of Senator
Quay. The present indications are
that for the present he will fall to se
cure unanimous consent. The Indian
appropriation bill will continue to re
ceive attention until disposed or. On
Wednesday Senator Louge will ask the
senate to vote upon" the Philippine
temporary measure, but he does not
expect to accomplish more than to get
a day fixed for the vote. The commit
tee on elections will continue Its con
sideration of the case of Senator Clark
of Montana during the week. Senator
Chandler, chairman of the committee,
expressed the opinion that only one
sitting of the committee will be nec
essary to determine its attltudo.
In the Honso.
Washington, April 9. The feature of
the week in the house will be the
closing fight on the Porto Rlcan tariff
bill. The Republican managers will
carry out tho program agreed to
in caucus on Wednesday, when a spe
cial rule will be presented which will
bring the motion to concur in the sen
ate amendments to a vote after sev
eral hours of debate. Both sides are
laboring earnestly to poll their full
strength, but the Republicans appear
to be confident that the motion will
carry by a safe margin. The agricul
tural appropriation bill consumed Mon
Kentucky Grand .Jury.
Frankfort, Ky., April 9. The grand
jury will continue the Investigation of
the Goebel assassination during this
week. About 40 witnesses have been
examined so far and it is said that
more than 'that number are on the
list of those summoned who have not
yet been heard. It is said that the
names of several of the most impor
tant witnesses who have testified so far
have not been disclosed, and the evi
dence has been jealously guarded. The
habeas corpus proceedings in the case
of "Tallow Dick" Combs, tho colored
suspect, is set for hearing before Judge
Dublin, April 9. On the arrival at
Tipperary of a train of excursionists
from Dublin, a large crowd, which had
gathered at the railway hotel, hooted
tho excursionists, many of tho girls
being roughly handled and pelted with
mud. Some had their clothes torn and
others were even struck. Almost at
the same time a rick of hay, the prop
erty of a firm who had given their
employes a holiday to go to Dublin,
was set on fire, and the rioters pre
vented any attempt to extinguish the
Trial of a Destroyer.
Norfolk, April 9. All preparations
are now complete for the trial over
the measured course In lower Chesa
peake bay of the torpedo boat de
stroyer Strlngham. She has been tied
up in this port for the past 48 hours
while the skilled mechanics who con
structed here have been at work on
her, making every bearing, nut, bolt
and screw of her machinery perfect In
Its working parts. The olllcial trial
board, headed by Rear Admiral Rod-
gers, have arrived.
Peru, Ind., April 9. Fred Titus, pro
prletor of the depot restaurant here,
was probably fatally stabbed, and his
brother, Steve, seriously cut by two
unknown men The men, who were
intoxicated, refused to pay for then
lunch, and insulted Mrs. Fred Titus.
They were driven away, but later re
turned, when the stabbing occurred
Both strangers escaped and ,huve not
yet bee'n captured. '
Springfield, Ills., April 9. The min
ers In the Fairmont and Catlin mines
In Vermillion county have struck be
cause the operators ordered them to
clear up the falls of rock which occur
from time to time. The miners clutm
this Is not customary, and that it
takes up time when they might be
Mrs. Dewey's Alleged rhnriRO.
Washington, April 9. A report Is in
circulation that Mrs. Dewey hnd left
the Catholic church and had become
aD Episcopalian, hut no verification of
the rumor could be obtained. Father
Muck I n, who married the admiral and
his wife, and who Is rector of her
church, itfused to talk concerning the
St. Louis, April 9. General John W.
Noble, secretary of the interior under
President Harrison, has been ordered
to Florida by his physician. He Is
said to be threatened with pneumonia,
and is suffering with throat trouble
as the 'result of a severe cold.
ACTIVITY OF FILIPINOS
Exhausting the Americans by the Nece:
ally oi Constant Vigilance-.
FORCES IN INTERIOR INADEQUATE.
deports of Kneountcrs Continue to
Arrive at .Manilla Ki-um .Many
Points Uuutle to (iurrl-
bou Cuptui't'U Towns.
Manilla, April 9 Reports of en
counters between tho Ameiiean troops
and the insurgents continue to arrive
from many points On Friday Captain
Sturgls. vvhlle leconnulteriug, struck
an insurgent outpost on the Neva
liches road, llvo miles distant from
Manilla, killing two and capturing lu.
All were lu full uniform. Unfortu
nately Captain Sturgls' force was not
large enough to pursue the main body.
A detachment of the Forty-second in
tantry, while scouting In Laguna prov
ince, was puisued by the Insurgents
ana obliged to take refuge in a uliumi
at Paeto, wnere the Americans repelled
tnt native until reiufoi cements ar
rived. "Lieutenant Gordon, with a company
of tne Sixteenth Infantry, while scout
lng near Apurrl, Caguyun province,
engaged 2'- insurgents. Lieutenant
Gordonwas wounded A sergeant and
a corporal of Company I, Eighteenth
tntantry, were killed In a severe- light
In Caplz province, island of l'anay.
The Insurgents made a night attack
upon Calbayon, island ol Samar. They
killed the sentry, swarmed into the
town and searched the house of Major
Gilmore of tho Forty-third infantry,
who was absent. They killed his cook.
Ultimately the Americans drove them
out of the town, killing four and cap
General Young, commanding in
north Luzon, has made several re
quests for reinforcements, represent
ing that his force Is Inadequate; that
the men are exhausted by the necessity
of constant vigilance; that he is un
able to garrison the towns in his juris
diction, that the insurgents are return
ing to the district ami killing the Am
Igos, and that it is necessary for him
to Inillct punishment in several sec
tions before tho rainy sr.ason begins.
General James Bell, who is com
manding in southern Luzon, has mado
similar representations. He says his
forces are inadequate and that he
merely holds a few towns without
controlling tho territory. The president
of the town of Samal, provinco of Ha
taar. Luzon, and another prominent
native, have been assassinated because
they were known to be friendly to the
Americans. The president of another
town has joined tho Insurgents be
cause they had threatened to kill hint
if he did not.
Joint Xoto Sent.
Shanghai, April 9. The American
British, German and Fronch ministers
have sent a joint note to the Chinese
foreign office demanding the total sup
pression of the Society of Boxers with
in two months, and announcing that
otherwise the powers mentioned will
land troops and march into tho inter
ior northern provinces, Shang Tung
and Chi LI, In order to secure the
safety of the foreigners. The Ameri
can, Italian nnd French legations are
now provided for with naval guns from
the large gathering of warships at
Taku. Liu Kun Yih, viceroy of Liang
Kiang, has had three audiences with
tho dowager empress relative to the
emperor, qnd It la believed he has im
pressed her with the advisability of re
storing her majesty to power.
Over u Million Lost.
Pittsburg, April 9. A thorough in
spection of the Joseph Home & Com
pany department store building, where
the big fire occurred Saturday night,
does not materially change the esti
mates made at time of loss and Insur
ance. From the top story of the struc
ture to tho basement the stock, valued
at $1,000,000, is an almost total loss,
either by tiro or water, and the build
ing Is damaged to the extent of at
least $250,000. Both stock and build
ins were fully Insured.
Dublin, April 9. Although the
weather was unfavorable, the queen
took her customary country drive.
Everywhere she met with an enthusi
astic receDtlon. The rain to some ex
tent marred the beauty of the drive,
but large crowds uwalted her majesty's
return to Dublin and heartily cheered
Hire In a Plmio Plant.
Chicago, April 9. Fire partly de
stroyed the piano and organ factory
of the M. SchulzCornpany, entailing a
loss of $50,000, covered by insurance
The cause is thought to have been
GRAxD ARMY MOVES.
Seeks Legislation For Creation of a
Pension Court of Appeals.
Washington, April 9. Efforts are to
made by the Grand Army to secui'e
legislation providing for the creation
of a pension court of appeals which is
to pass finally on applications for pen
sions rejected by the pension office" and
Interior department. General A. D.
Shaw, the commander-in-chief, and
General Daniel Sickles have the matter
in charge, and are In Washington pre
paring the final draft of the bill, which
is to be submitted to the president and
to other legal authority before its
presentation to congress. There are
13,000 cases whicn have been relieved
by tho Interior department, and these
in addition to others that arlae from
time to time will be referred to tho
Convention of Miner Called.
Pittsburg, April 9. The executive
committee of the United Mine Workers
have called a convention of miners
from the Pittsburg district for next
Thursday, when it is expected formal
action will be taken to terminate tha
strike. It is the belief of tho officials
of the union that by the time the con
vention meets the miners will be all
back at work, but the convention is
considered necessary in order that del
egates troni each miners' union may
hear explanations from the mouths of
.the ofilcials in regard to tho disputed
points in the new scale and take them
home to tho men who sent them.
About S.000 miners out of the 22,000
miners In the district are still on a
strike. The miners and operators In
the Irwin district have agreed upon a
scale, and all will return to work on
Monday. The new scale affects 0,000
men who have been out 10 days.
Will Telehrate Dewey Day.
Chicago, April 9. The celebration in
honor of Admiral Dewey on the anni
versary of the battle of Manilla bay.
May 1, will surely take place. A spe
cial meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Dewey celebration was held,
and after some discussion it was re
solved to go ahead with the arrange
ments for entertaining the admiral, re
gardless of any political developments,
and to make the affair as successful as
possible. A special subcommittee left
for Washington to acquaint Admiral
Dewey with the plans for his enter
tainment while in Chicago, and to n
fer with him. The committeemen raid
that politics would not be mentioned
at the conference.
Decision on Halstead nooks.
Chicago, April 9. Judgo Tuley of
tho circuit court rendered a decision
holding that the Franklin Square Bible
House of Philadelphia had no equita
ble right to the possession of .wo
books concerning tho Philippines, writ
ten by Murat Halstead and sold by
him to another publishing firm. The
complainant company sought to secure
possession of the books by virtue of a
contract executed in March, 1898, in
which Mr. Halstead agreed to write no
book concerning the events told of In
the work or involving the peace of the
United States except for tho Philadel
Cost of Fighting Plague.
San Francisco, April 9. Honolulu
advices, dated March 31, received by
the Doric, are as follows: "It Is esti
mated the cost of fighting the plague
will reach at least $2,000,000, a large
part of these expenses having been
incurred in finding homes for the .m
plo who were burned out by the fi es,
particularly the great conflagration on
St. Louis, April 9. William H. M r
ton, a member of the house of dele
gates, was nominated by the Repub
lican convention of the Twelfth con
gressional district to succeed Con
gressman Charles E. Peary. The plat
form endorses the present administra
tion. Delegates to tho national con
vention were instructed for McKlnley.
To Build an Ohio Branch.
New York. April 9. It Is announced
that the directors of the Wabofihirall
road have authorized a mortgage for
$5,000 000, at 4 per cent, to build a
road from Toledo, 50 miles, to Mout
peller, O., and will sell $4,000,000 of the
bonds for construction and equipment
The new line makes a continuous line
rrom Toledo to Chicago.
Loading Wharves Destroyed.
Victoria, B. C, April 9. Later in
formation from Oyster Harbor Is to the
effect that the tidal wave destroyed
the collier loading wharves alter back
ing up the waters of the bay. El.ht
loaded cars went with the long wharf
and it will be a fortnight before tho
damages can be repaired. There were
Hardware Store Gutted.
Fitchburg. Mass,, April 9. Fire de
stroyed the hardware store of tho Da
mon H. Gould Company Loss $90,000
CITY WITHOUT WATER
Raginjj C.jiorado River Leaves the Capi
tal ot Texas In a Serious Plight. ,
LIGHT SV5TEU ALSO OCLITERATED.
Many Lives and Millions of Dollars'
Wurtli ot Property Destroyed
by Moods lu the Luuo
Austin, Tex., April 9. Thousands
gathered at the dam and power house
stationed north of this city to witness
the ruins of the plant which cost this
city $1,750,000 a few years ago. The
waters of the Colorado river are still
plunging and foaming around the
wreck, eating away the big pile of
granite which once formed the dam as
though It was nothing more than chalk
rock. So fierce is the current that
great boulders were carried halt a
mile from the dam, being rolled over
and over by the turbulent tide.
The power house, which succumbed
to the terrific wash of the water, lies
a mass of wreckage on the edge of the
river, all the valuable machinery
either having been thrown Into the
river or badly damaged by the falling
timbers of the house. The wreck of
the plant Is complete.
The situation in the city is most
serious. The wreckage ot the plant
means that It will take several weeks
to secure even a temporary water and
light system, if It can be made possi
ble even then. In the meantime the
city will be In a bad sanitary condi
tion. All the hotels, private residences,
stores and the like are without water,
and there Is no fire protection.
Churches were unable to hold services
for want or light, and all public meet
ings were abandoned. The dally news
papers are handicapped In their pub
lications, being deprived of their elec
The river is now falling. Reports
from tho neighboring country are to
the eftect that everything is under
water. In Williamson county, north
of here, rallioad bridges and trackage
have been laid waste and all trains
have stopped running Hundieds of
head of cattle have been drowned and
miles of fencing torn down and washed
away. In Uastroy county and In the
southern portion of this county sim
ilar conditions prevail, everything be
ing under water, and much loss ot
property is reported.
The country tributary to the Colo
rado rlvpr all the way down Its course
Is being Inundated, and while it Is be
lieved the worst Is over, the loss, as
estimated, will exceed some $3,000,000,
counting Austin as the largest loser.
Fortunately, it seems, the only drown
ings reported wore here when the dam
broke and caught the several victims
Damage to Crops.
Houston, Tex., April 9. As a rule
the Texas rivers are now falling and
there is not much danger of a general
Hood The crops have been damaged
over a wide area, but there is still time
for farmers to replant if they can get
the seed. Corn has been planted over
once, and will have to be planted tho
third time. The farmers, as a rule,
have not planted much cotton because
the heavy rains have kept them out
of the fields. The railroads have lost
many small bridges, and it will be a
week before traffic resumes Its normal
condition. It Is estimated that over
5,000 acies of growing crops In the
bottom lands within live miles of town
nave been inundated by from 10 to 15
feet. The loss will reach over $50,000.
Laredo, Tex., April 9. The north
bound passenger train over the Inter
national and Great Northern railway
was wrecked by the spreading of the
rails near Twohlg. The entire train,
except the engine, went into the ditch.
Mail Agent S. E. Bright was seriously
Injured, and several others less Berl
ously hurt The Rio Grande has come
to a stand at 26 feet without damage to
tho bridges here, but the waterworks
machinery Is bubmorged and the crops
along the river have boon destroyed.
No Loss of Lifo.
Houston, Tex., April 9. Cameron
reports the flood in Little river now
equals that ot last July. The water
works and power house have been
overflowed. People were warned and
no loss of lifo is reported. Brushy,
San Gabriel and Little rivers are all
overflowed, causing the entlro destruc
tion of all crops. The rivers are still
rising Reports from other points on
other .rivers are of damage to crops,
but uo losa of Ufa.
Noted Club Wtfman.
Chicago, April 9. Mrs. Gato Q. Hud
dlestone, one of the most active and
widely known club women Jn the coun
try, died at nor home her,- ed 4X.