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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1900.
Wairiors of Transvail Roving at Will
BRABANT WITHOUT COMMUNICATION
With Several Thousand Colonials 116
Is Holding a Kino Dcfensilvo
Country Hut Ho Seems to
London, April 9. The amazing ac
tivity of the Boers southeast and
southwest of Bloemfonteln continues,
the Boer commands seemingly coming
and going throughout a wide region
as they please, but taking care not to
throw themselves against strong
bodies of tbo British. The retirement
of the Irish Rifles from Rouxvllle to
Aliwal leaves General Brabant without
communication with the other British
forces. He has 2.000 or 3,000 Colo
nials holding a fine defensive country,
but he is apparently Invested so far
as London knows. Telegraphic and
railroad communication with Bloem
fonteln are kept up as usual, but noth
ing comes through for public consump
tion. Lord Roberts last message was
dated April C, and the last unofllcial
message bore date of April 7. The
absence of news, as usual, disheartens
the people, and produces an altogether
discouraging effect. The last unofll
cial message notes that good spirits at
Bloemfonteln are continuing, and tells
of the arrival of animals and two
fresh cavalry regiments. Lord Roberts
has now 15,000 mounted men.
In the Orange Free State the situa
tion Is complex, with scanty material
for forming a correct estimate of the
situation, and the afternoon newspa
pers, not being in the confidence of
the managers, are criticising the con
duct of affairs as they see them. Thus,
the St. James Gazette, reviewing the
army system, says: As a consequence
of the foolish, sporting, boyish esti
mate of the work of the war, General
Buller Is anchored indefinitely, as he
must wait for transports until Lord
Roberts is adequately supplied."
Situation at Weprner.
Mazeru, April 9. The Boers who
were massed last week near Iady
brand to the number of 10,000, after
seizing Thaba N'Chu and the Modder
river water works, broke Into strong
divisions and they are now raiding in
the south of the Free State, reoceupy
Ing the small towns which were evac
uated by the British. The Boers' pol
icy seems to be to make rapid move
ments with little transport, looting
English farmers and storekeepers free
ly for provisions and cutting the com
munications of the British forces. Gen
eral Brabant's Colonials are now most
ly at Wepener. They are In splendid
force, capable of great striking power,
and used to cross country riding, and
are able to deal roughly with the Boer
commandoes now roaming about the
country. A squadron of Brabant's
Horse captured 400 rifles near Wep
ener. His outposts are reported to be
In touch with the Boers and a fight Is
regarded as imminent.
Boer Trenches Shelled.
"Warrenton, April 9. Friday even
ing the British shelled Fourteen
Streams, which was occupied by a
force of Boers. Saturday morning the
Boers placed In position a big gun.
which they fired ineffectively. A fusll
ade of Mausers followed at intervals
throughout the day. The British
dropped lyddite and shrapnel shells
into the Boer position, finally silenc
ing the enemy's fire and driving off the
Ordered to Klmberlcy.
Cape Town, April 9. Lloutenant
General Henry Rundell, commander of
the Eighth division, has been ordered'
to Klmberley on special duty.
May Quit Work Asl.
Chicago, April 9. The union ma
chinists of Chicago, who recently went
back to work after a strike extending
over a period of several weeks, may
again walk out unless differences ex
isting between them and their em
ployers are speedily settled. The ma
chinists claim -that many of their num
ber have been unable to secure their
old positions, which have been filled
with nonunion men, and that several
, firms have flatly refused to recognize
the agreement between the officers of
tho Rational Metal Manufacturers' as-
: soclation and the International Ma
Kcicasca From fjiinrniiuu..
San Francisco, April 9. Tho trans
port Sheridan and the transpacific
steamers Belgian King and Doric have
I Vionn .vnlAnrml finm stun Tn Tl T t Tl O TMltt
transport Lawton, with the Badger,
V Vina nnma lnwn ftnm th. ATnrn Tallinn
navy yard to be overhauled at the
Tinfoil iron works.
A VALID REGULATION.
Derision of United States Supremo
Court on Anti-Cigarette Ordinance.
Washington, April 9. The supreme
court decided the case of Gundling
versus the city of Chicago, involving
the validity of tho anti-cigarette or
dinance of that city. The ordinance
was attacked as unconstitutional. The
opinion was handed down by Justice
Peckham and held tho ordinance not
to be unconstitutional.
Interfered With Federal Ofllaer.
Washington, April 9. The supremo
court decided the case of John T.
Basko versus Comlngore, as collector
of Internal revenue In Kentucky. Mr.
Comlngore declined under instructions
from the secretary of the treasurer to
exhibit the records of his office, in sup
port of a prosecution by the state au
thorities from taxes against persons
holding whisky In bond. He was
thoreupon proceeded against for con
tempt of state courts and ordered Im
prisoned. He then made application
to the federal district court for a writ
of habeas corpus, which was granted.
The opinion handed down affirmed
this decree. The opinion was delivered
by Justice Harlan, who said that or
dinarily the United States courts can
not interfere with the state courts in
a case until the proceeding is con
cluded. But this case presented, he
said an emergency, Inasmuch as it
might interfere with a federal officer
in tho discharge of his duties.
Against the L. & N.
Washington, April 9. Justice White
of the supreme court handed down an
opinion in the long pending case of
the Louisville and Nashville railroad
company versus Smith. The case In
volves the liability of the Louisville
and Nashville company for tho Inter
est on the bonds of the Cumberland
and Ohio River company, which came
into the possession of the Louisville
and Nashville, through tho acquisition
by the latter company of the Cincin
nati and Lexington road. The case
was decided against the Louisville and
Nashville, the court declaring that
there was no violation of the consti
tution in holding the company respon
sible, on the ground that the Louis
ville and Nashville had voluntarily
made Itself a party to the case, and
holding it responsible on the original
proceeding, which was against the Cin
cinnati and Lexington company.
Court of Pension Claims.
Washington, April 9. The commit
tee of the Grand Army of the Republic,
consisting of Commander-lnChlef
Shaw and Daniel E. Sickles, which Ib
endeavoring to secure legislation look
ing to the creation of a court of pen
sion appeals, has submitted the pro
posed measure to some of the most
eminent jurists of the country, and it
has been endorsed by them. The com
mittee has also .conferred with the
president on the subject. "The legal
authorities and others who have ex
amined the bill," said General Shaw,
"are of the opinion that tho measure,
If It becomes a law, will justify ltseZ
by securing disinterested and prompt
adjudication of pension claims."
Shnttuu Roasts Atkinson.
Washington, April 9. Mr. Shattuc
(O.), in the course of a. 45-mlnute
specoh in the house in denunciation of
"the unpatriotic course of the anti
Imperialists," paid his respects to Ed
ward Atkinson of Boston, whom he
described as the "former superintend
ent of a Massachusetts cotton mill, and
celebrated as the notorious author of
the science of nutrition and the inven
tor of the Aladdin oven." Mr. Shat
tuc undertook to give a brief account
of the history and career of the Atkin
sons, the recital of which created some
Hague Convention Ratified.
Washington, April 9. The president
has ratified The Hague convention for
universal arbitration of international
disputes, and for the regulation of the
use of warlike Instruments. The rati
fication will Immediately be notified
to The Hague through United States
MeKInley County Barred Out.
Washington, April 9. The house
committee on territories reported a
bill disapproving the action of New
Mexico in creating "McKinley county,"
on the ground that the locality lacked
the population and business to warrant
Against Coutruet Indlnn Schools.
Washington, April 9. The amend
ment for contract Indian schools was
defeated In the senate, 16 to 30.
No Tlmo Fixed on Quay Case.
Washington, April 9. An Ineffectual
attempt was made to fix a time for a
vote on the Quay case.
Clinton Stevens, 24, who shot him
self at Columbus, O., died.
Two masked robbers murder '.
Clarence Warrick, a boy, near Barnes
AS GUEST OF CHICAGO
Admiral Dewey Gives His Answer to
the Keception Committee,
NO MENTION MADE OF POLITICS.
In Reference to the Story About Mrs.
Dewey Leaving the Cuthullu
Church, thti Naval Hero
Declines to Talk.
Washltston, April 9. The Chicago
reception committee, consisting of W.
B. Conke) and J. M. Glenn, had a final
interview with Admiral Dewey.
No mention was made of politics,
the admiral's only allusion to the mat
ter being that since he had accepted
the Invitation to visit Chicago last Oc
tober, conditions had so changed that
he was accepting no further Invita
tions. He assured the committee that
ho was glad to accept the hospitality
of the city of Chicago. He told the
committee he had received invitations
from various organizations there to
become their guest, but had not ac
cepted them. He had placed himself
solely in the hands of the city of Chi
cago. He requested that there be no sep
arate entertainments for himself and
Mrs. Dewey. He wished matters to be
so arranged that she could attend all
the functions at which he would be
present. The admiral, who received
the committee in a most cordial man
ner, was assured that his wishes In
this respect would be carried out, and
also was Informed that arrangements
had been made to have his son, who
Is now a resident of Chicago, partici
pate In the various entertainments.
The admiral's party, consisting of
himself and Mrs. Dewey, Lieutenant
Caldwell, Mr. Madden of the Baltimore
of the Baltimore and Ohio, a Chinese
servant and Mrs. Dewey's maid, will
leave this city in a special train over
the Baltimore and Ohio on April 29,
in time to reach Chicago and rest be
fore the ball at the Auditorium on the
night of the 30th, the eve of the second
anniversary of Manilla bay.
No stops will be made between
Washington and Chicago, as the ad
miral does not wish the trip to have
the appearance of a stumping tour.
After leaving Chicago, however, the
party will take a 12-day tour through
the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. So
far as outlined, this will include a stop
of one day at Jacksonville, Ills; two
days in St. Louis, two days in Mem
phis, two in Louisville, two in Nash
ville and one in Frankfort.
Admiral Dewey was asked about the
story In circulation that Mrs. Dewey
had left the Catholic church and was
to become a communicant of St. John's
Episcopal church here. He replied
that it was a matter he did not wish
to discuss; that he did not see that
it was a question of national Interest
whether Mrs. Dewey was a Catholic,
a Methodist or an Episcopalian. It
was a matter entirely personal to Mrs.
Dewey, and he added, "Mrs. Dewey is
not being interviewed now on any sub
ject." No date has been fixed for the
publication of Admiral Dewey's pro
posed personal statement.
Manilla, April 9. An Interesting
topic of conversation in army circles
is the investigation General Frederick
Funston's execution of two Filipinos,
and the possibility of a courtmartial
resulting therefrom. The story Is that
the Filipinos captured three Macca
bebe scouts, who were crossing the
country near San Isldro, and were pre
paring to kill them, when one of the
Maccabebes escaped and found General
Funston with a scouting party near.
This man guided the Americans to
tho rescue of his companions, and
when the troops approached tho Fili
pinos fled, leaving tho Maccabebes.
Several of the Filipinos were shot, and
Goneral Funston captured two of
them, took them to the village square
and hanged them without trial, as a
warning to the Filipinos.
Two Judges on Deck.
Barbourvllle, Ky April 9. Circuit
court began here, but it is doubtful
who will act as judge, John Henry
Wilson or Judge Brown. When time
for the opening of court came Judge
Brown took his seat, and a few min
utes later Judge Wilson appoared with
a certificate from the election com
missioners and signed by Beckham.
Brown refused to evacuate. There are
several murder cases sot for this term
of court, among them being that of
Dee and Wiley Bolter, the Clay county
feudists, and George Colo for tho mur
der of Town Marshal Tom Roach on
Dec. 31, 1898.
An immense audience gathered to
hear the Initial lectin o of "Webster
Davis in bobalf of the Boers at Washington.
luildlug Trader and Contractors at
Indianapolis Adjust Differences.
Indianapolis, April 9. The men em
ployed In the building trades in In
ftlanapolis were at work. The union
carpenters and the contractors carat
lo an agreement Saturday night The
men are to receive 30 cents an hour
for eight hours' work, one and one
lalf pay for over time, and double pay
for work done on holidays. it is
agreed further that the employes shall
not be compelled to work on Sundays
or on Labor day unless it is absolutely
The journeymen plumbers and the
members of the Master Plumbers' as
sociation reached an agreement Satur
day night, under which first-class
plumbers are to receive $21 a week and
second class men $lG.r0 a week. Firty
seven hours is to constitute a week's
Dublin, April 9. On the arrival at
Tlpperary of a train of excursionists
from Dublin, a large crowd, which had
gathered at the railway hotel, hooted
tho excursionists, many of the 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 tnc trial over
the measured course in lower Chesa
peake bay of the torpedo boat de
stroyer Stringham. She has been tied
up in this port for the past IS 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 hi
its working parts. The official trial
board, headed by Rear Admiral Rod
gers, have arrived.
Army onieer'iT Ieat n.
Chicago, April 9. Captain IOuis
Ostheim, First United States artillery,
who was to have been married to Mrs.
Eva Bruce .Wood at the home of her
uncle, Walter B. Phister, In this city,
was found dead in bed at the Auditor
ium annex. There was a bullet wound
In his right temple. The finding of a
revolver in the bed, the nature of the
wound and the position of the body
all indicated that he had committed
suicide. Later The coroner's jury
rendered a verdict of accidental wound.
Hlew Out His lira I ns.
Oakland, Cal., April 9. Banker H.
H. Pitcher, who has charge of the
Livermore bank in the capacity of
manager and cashier, blew his brains
out at his Livermore home. Pitcher
was a trustee of the senate of the laic
Thomas Varney, deceased, valued at
$GOO,000. His trusteeship was being
investigated in court. Pitcher was to
produce his books in court and testify
as to how he handled the bank and
the trust. Rather than appear In court
he blew his brains out.
...New Convention riall.
Pittsburg, April 9. The Carnegie
company, who received from the Gil-lette-Herzog
of Minneapolis the contract for struc
tural Iron to bo used In the construc
tion of the convention building at Kan
sas City, have commenced the ship
ment of tho material. Several cars are
loaded and will be started west during
the day. As far as the Carnegie com
pany is concerned the building can be
completed on time.
Discharged From Uaukruptcy.
Chicago, April 9. Among tho dis
charges in bankruptcy in the United
States district court was one received
by Charles B. Browne, whoso liabili
ties wore $1,G38,078, with no assets.
Richard H. Southgato, manager of the
Auditorium annex, was also freed of
debts aggregating $131,938, mostly in
curred as a stockholder of the Hotel
Brunswick, New York. He scheduled
$306,775 in assets.
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 claim
this is not customary, and that it
takes up time when they might be
will upcii feunnujR.
Paris .April 9. Tho French authori
ties have decided that all exhibits at
the exposition are to bo open to tho
public on Sundays, and tho United
States exhibits are, naturally, within
this regulation. Theso exhibits are
under cover In buildings erected by the
French government, over which the
United States authorities have no con
trol, therefore they nut abide by the
FIFTY HAVE PERISHED
Startling Sacrifice of Human Lives
Duriii" Texas Floods.
COLORADO RIVER ON THE RAA1PAGE
Some Places Aro Cut OfT From Com
munication and Reports Show
the Property Damage
Dallas, April 9. Reports received at
Dallas up to noon from the southern
and southwestern Texas flood sections
show conclusively that more than 50
lives have been lost, including those at
Austin. The names of at least one
half of the victims are not obtainable
because of the isolation of the locali
ties from railroad and wire lines.
Most of them are In the Colorado
valley, south of Austin and Bastrop.
Lagrange at noon says the river is
still rising and menacing more coun
try districts. The stream is now four
feet higher than during the great flood
of last year.
Bastrop is entirely surrounded by
water and cut off. The property dam
age is enormous. The wires in the
southern section are In a worse condi
tion than heretofore. All the wires
along the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
railroad, south of Temple, were lost.
Railroad traffic of the southern half
of the state is practically abandoned,
and all outlets to California are gone
because of the big washouts on the
western division of the Texas and
Club Property Damaged.
Dallas, April. 9. E. II. R. Green, son
of Hetty Green and president of the
Tarpoon club of the gulf coast, has
received telegrams from Rockport of
heavy damage to club property on St.
Joseph island by a severe storm In
Matagorda jay along Matagorda pen
insula and Matagorda island. A num
ber of small vessels were wrecked and
some lives are believed to have been
lost. None of the Tarpoon club mem
bers are down on the coast. This
storm is in the same locality where Mr.
Green and a party had such an exciting
and dangerous experience last fall.
Trlolty river at Dallas continues to
rise. The stream Is nearly a mile wide
here. Muvh pioperty has been lost in
the valley. No lives reported lost.
Full Foree of Floods.
Austin, April 9. Reports from Bas
trop, Fayette and Wharton counties,
on the Colorado river below here, are
to the effect that the full force of the
flood is just being felt there. The
waters are rising so rapidly that the
people are compelled to desert their
homes with all possible speed to pro
tect their lives. Even this has not
saved some, as reports come from Bas
trop that 12 people were drowned there
during the night. In Wharton and
Fayette counties the situation is even
more grave, and it is expected that
the report from this section will not
only pile up an immense property loss,
but the list of human lives lost will be
Dallas, April 9. The following flood
bulletins have been iceeived: Waco
Water receding slow iy in the Brazos,
but the weather is very threatening.
Columbus The flood in the Colorado
river reached here during the night,
causing a 25-foot rise and is still going
up, and the lowlands are all flooded
and the property damage is serious.
No lobs of life here.
Cars Are Running.
Chicago, April 9. The streetcar sys
tem of the south side, which was bad
ly demoralized by a strike of power
house men is being operated without
trouble, both cable systems on State
and Wabash avenues and the cross
town electric lines running the usual
number of trains and on schedule time.
New men have been procured to fill
the places of the strikers, and most ot
tho latter who applied for their old
positions were refused. The new rules
requiring the men to work 12 hours
have been posted in the power houses,
which are under police protection, and
no further trouble is looked for.
sinriiuiiii. iiiiusu niirnca.
New York, April 9. A fire, for which
four alarms have been sent In, broke
out in the G-story apartment house, tho
Washington and Jefferson, at One
Hundredth and Fourth and Ono Hun
dred and Sixth streets. Owing to a
fire at One Hundred and Eighth street
tho department was badly crippled. All
the people in tho apartment houses,
mostly women nnd children, escaped.
The fire was subdued.
Noted Club Womnn.
Chicago, April 9. Mrs. Gate Q. Hud
dlestone, one of tho most active and .
wldolv known club women Jn taa.cowin
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