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KAISER QREELT. Publishers.
la case there is a slump in the dia
mond business.Ceell Rhodes might find
employment in the museums as the
$10,000,000 prise beauty.
They have put a St Louis man In
Jail on a charge of insanity because he
believes he la in hell. The only trou
ble with that poor fellow is that he'3
Ridding the heart of malice does not
In itself free the hands from cruelty.
A man may act cruelly from malice,
but he may act just as cruelly from
sheer coldness. He that would be kind
must not only be delivered from the
spirit of hate, he must be filled with
the spirit of love. If the hands are
never to he cruel, the heart must never
In the enterprising city of Buenos
Ayres automobile carriages are no
uncommon sight, in the form both of
private vehicles and of delivery wa
gons. Cycle roads now radiate from
Buenos Ayres to a distance of sixty
and seventy miles in the surrounding
country, and unde the care of the Ar
gentine Touring club these roads are
reserved for the use of bicycles and
A yonng missionary far in the inte
liorof Chinareceived for baptism a lit
tle child. The name given was Moo
Dee, so unusual a combination that
the minister asked its origin. "I have
h*ard of your man of God, Moo Dee,"
was the reply. "In our dialect Moo
means love aud Dee God. I would have
my child, too, love God." Mr. Moody
was not a Chinese, but his name told
in that language the secret of his life.
The manager of an immense business
declares that it costs bis house twenty
thousand dollars a year simply to cor
rect errors in invoices and other pa
persmistakes due to poor writing and
poor English, for which employes are
responsible. "Some stenographers
need but the idea to turn out the per
fect letter," said he, "while others are
a means of grace because they try the
patience." The money lost because of
ignorance and carelessness in that sin
gle house would pay the salaries of a
considerable body of teachers in sec
ondary schools whose pupils are sup
posed to learn how to write plainly and
A situation Involving some tension
bus arisen out of a conflict of inter
ests between the live stock companies
and the frontier settlers. The com
panies wish to continue their occupan
cy of the great plains of the West as
cattle ranges, and art urging th gov
eminent to lease them to the highest
bidders. The settlers wish the lands
subdivided for homes and farms, and
protest that they shall ttlli b* held
open to individual purchase or to pri
vate entry under the homestead law,
which gives 160 acres to each actual
occupant who makes certain Improve
ments. The governor of Nebraska In
vites other Western governors to a
conference In the interest of the set
Details ot the sudden eruption from
the central crater of Mount Etna, Last
July, are gradually coming to light
through scientific reports. One of the
most striking phenomena of the out
break was the formation of an "erup
tive pine" or "cloud-tree" directly
above the crater. A famous example
of these volcanic smoke-trees is that
which was seen standing over Vesu
vius during the destruction of Pom
peii. But Etna Is a far mightier and
loftier volcano than Vesuvius. The
verge of its great crater is nearly 11.-
000 feet above sea level, and the
"eruptive pine" last July rose more
than 18.000 feet a bo.re the crater. It
was finally blown off by the wind, hid
ing the sun as it drifted away in an
elongated black cloud.
An era of good feeling has begun
to make its appearance among the vari
ous denominations professing Chris
tianity. It is now not an infrequent
occurrence in any of tbe large cities to
see priests of the Methodist, Presby
terian, Catholic. Baptist churches, etc..
in conference discussing reform topics.
But just as this happy state of affairs
begins to show on the horizon of the
church world. J. Alexander Dowie has
made his appearance at tbe head of a
sect which threatens to grow into great
proportions under the title of the Zion.
Zion has set its face against all other
denominations and has begun the con
struction of the city of Zion oa the
banks of Lake Michigan. The rapid
strides being made by Bowieism has
surprised church men generally. The
real secret seems to be in its social and
co-operative features. One of the cor
ner-stones is a bank to which members
may bring their money and check it
out at pleasure. This feature may be
adopted by other churches.
At a dinner given by a political club
in New York recently a man who is
unusually young for one who has at
tained to such prominence in his pro
fession was for the first time in his
life set down for a response to one of
the toasts. When at last he was called
on, his beardless face flushed and his
manner was very embarrassed. Never
theless he stood up and thus delivered
himself: "Gentlemen, before I entered
this room I had an excellent speech
prepared. Only God and myself knew
what I was going to say. Now God
eigne feaows." And he sat down.
The president has amended the civil
A court-martial may investigate the
Gen. Miles lnspeete the harbor de
fenses at Charleston. S. C.
Controller of the Currency Dawes
finds employment for bis force.
Secretary Root says a civil govern
ment must be established in Cuba.
Books and magazines by the ton are
pouring into Washington for Guam.
Bfiiik officials may be prohibited
from loaning themselves bank funds.
An effort is being made by the gov
ernment to save big trees in California.
The story that trouble is expected
with China is officially denied in Wash
The war in the Philippines has cost
65 officers and 1.460 men, or 74 deaths
The senate passed a bill to carry out
the Spanish-American treaty regarding
The house committee on foreign af
fairs has decided to investigate the
A bill ban been introduced in the
bouse appropriating $5,tOO,0O for the
St. Louis exposition.
The state department denies that
America will act in a joint naval dem
ousrrati' in Chinese waters.
The Chicago and Montgomery of
Admiral Schley's squadron have left
Montevideo for Bahi.-i, Brazil.
The time for the completion of the
torpedo ats has been extended at
the request of the contractors.
The new battleships will be of 14.500
tons, speed of eighteen knots, and have
four 13-Inch and four 8-inch guns.
The senate has asked Secretary Root
for inforuui tion as to allege I eonees
sions for gold mining in the bed of the
sea near Cape Nome.
The boose committee on Indian af
fairs reported a bill for the establish
ment of the Independent Order of Red
Men in the Indian Territory.
Gov. Gen. Wood has Issued an order
giving the right of appeal to merchants
against alleged unjust classification of
goods going through the custom house.
The navy department has issued or
ders for the repair of the cruiser Bos
ton, now at the Mnre Island navy
yard, the cost of which will be about
Senator Coekrell has Introduced a
bill for an exposition at Hi. Louis In
l!t.'l to commemorate the Ixmlsiana
purchase. It appropriates $5,0W,0u0
to aid the exposition.
The president has received a copy of
a resolution adopted .unanimously by
the municipal council of the city of
Dublin, Ireland, recording their high
appreciation of the honor conferred on
the lord mayor o the occasion of his
Pteost visit here,
The house committee on public lands
directed a favorable report on the bill
allowing a single woman who locates a
homestead entry on unplatted lands to
complete the entry after marriage.
Arguments were heard on what Is
known as the "ft per cent bill" bat no
determination was reached on it.
War department officials deny recent
ly published statements that Gen. OM*'
campaign is costing upward of 1.000
men every month. Him*- American oc
cupation of the Philippines, June 1,
life and up to Feb. 17. 1000. the actu
al mortality In the army wa* 0.1 officers
and 1.400 men, a total of 1,525, or at a
rate of 71 deaths a month.
From a statement prepared by Col
I i.r.-!jf!i GOSSIP.
Blifl has a dub that can be used
The -ultan yields railway concessions
to the czar.
I-thrnlnn canal commission wa* feted
British ubjcls In, Colombia are In
need of protection.
The Paris exposition will not be
ready before June.
The Panama canal commission has
300 surveyors at work.
There Is talk of an international
.!enrontrrtfl'-n against China.
Tbe Canadian premier promises to
lDra. the Celestials' poll tax.
Surplus labor in Porto Rico Is to be
given employment on public works.
Tbe Chinese dowager empress and
her aids have begun an autocratic rule.
Leo XIII. is preparing an encyclical
Thp federal council of Switzerland
has declined to mediate in the Boer
The prince of Wales Is to be rein
stalled as grand master of English
Emperor William declares that the
open door in China should be main
way in Asia Miner,
situation of missionaries in
China is serious. The anti-foreign
movement Is increasing.
At a meeting of Irish Nationalist
memberssof the house of commons It
was agreed that the Irish commoners
should not be allowed hereafter to pair
with either Liberals or Unionists.
Edward*, of the insular division of the
war department, it appears that iit*- i
total receipts from all sources in Cuba I l*7 Ashford. former a prom-
.luring the month of February last Hawaiian political aelriitnr
were $1.B1.WB. The working balance revolut onlst. Is dead at bis rtn.de,,,,.
nt the .lose of the month was $2.MO. i Oakland, Cul. He had been III for
751 showing a decrease in the balance oine time.
for the month of $75,171. Of tbe total The marriage Is announced of lien-
receipts 3l.210.S01 was derived from rfetta Fairfax Morris, daughter of Mrs,
Oovemeur Mrr!s. to S'ephen Bonsai,
the writer, on May 1 at the United
Suites embassy. City of Mexico,
letter on South"Africa favoring peace. New York saved six lives.
Smallpox broke ont In a camp of rail
road laborers in Montana.
The St. Louis &. Cairo road has been
fort closed by the Mobile & Ohio.
The Northern Pacific, denies that ft
has designs en the Oriental trade.
The Kockefellers carried the village
election in North Tarrytowu, N. Y.
American capitalist** are to Invest
Bubonic plague caused 4,000 deaths *^o7rt i 3 ni.nVinAfeyw
in India in a week. Seven hundred $10,000,000 In a s-eel plant in Mexico
were ?n Calcutta. Indiana's female heavyweight. 5J0
Machinations with the sultan's broth- pounds, died while playing dominoes,
er-in law caused the exile of eight' Officials of the Chicago and Minne-
ladles of the palace. I apolis lines may agree to a combine.
The gunboat Wheeling left Manila! There is trouble at Cape Nome, and
recently for Tuku. China, to protect i soldiers have been ordered to Alaska.
American missionaries. Girl babies are born in Cleveland.
Bussians are said to be inciting the Ohio, which resemble the Blames*
Armenians asrainst the German rail-!
Sins and Sinners.
An attempt was made to wreck the
fast mail train out of Cleveland.
A man was captured at Toledo with
a bogus dollar in bis possession.
Two women of Elkhart, Ind., take
poison because of their, love for one
John Langley and Moses Soper were
killed near Pine, Ky., as the result of a
Dr. Emery C. Jonesot bysician of
FarmersTille. HI., committed suicide
bv shooting himself in the head at
Investigation of fraudulent registra
tion in Kansas City led to a lively
R. W. GUchrist, a barber in Chicago,
was killed while at work by an un
known man with a rifle.
A mob uses the tar and feather treat
ment on Louis Figg and wife, an ob
jectionable couple of Genoa. Neb.
Peter Schwartz, Jr.. a nine-year-old
boy of Indianapolis, killed a youthful
companion and la held for murder.
R. Oliver, a Chicago broker, was
fined $1.*K and ordered to refund
$5,000. He was convicted of using the
mails to defraud.
Louis Billow was found guilty of
murder In the first degree at Fremont,
hio. Fie shot and killed Jacob Hess,
the father of his sweetheart.
The Music Hall building at Quincy.
Mass., was burned. LOJ-S $58,0i0
The Mos&e hail fmfldiftg nt Quimy,
Mass.. was burned. Loss $58,000.
Fire at Rochester. N. Y.. did $50,000
damage, distributed among different
Graham Birdie, a firmer, was struck
and killed by a buzzsaw near Milling
Giorge Spooner was struck and
killed by a flylug slab in a sawmill
near Cofdwater, Mich.
Zachariah Shufell. oil well driller,
was crushed to death in a bull wheel
at Findlay, hlo.
The Port fjilwin. Miss., compress, in
which was stored 2.000 biles of cotton,
was burned. Loss 100,000.
The three-year-old daughter of John
Mnso-ey of Washington, Ind., fell Into
a cistern and was drowned.
Ray Vaughn of Lebanon, Ind.. was
run over and fatally Injured by a Chi
cago & H'uthcnstem railway train.
W. II. Thompson, an actor, slipped
on tlie stage of the Tretnont theater,
Boston, and broke hi* leg just above
St. Paul's M. E. drawn bnrned at
Lufayette. Ind. Loss, $45,000 Insur
ance, $10,000. The Are originated from
an overheated furnace. The congrega
tion will rebuild.
In st Personal Vela.
Charlotte P, Mason of Sandwich, yt.
II,. is dead, aged 105 years,
I,tout. Crawford, Admiral Dew**'*
secretary, denies the report that Ad
miral Dewey will make a trip to K
rope this summer,
Arthur P. Grcely. assistant conmiSs
slowr of patents, has resigned his po
sition. Mr. Greely resigns to embark
In private business),
Jtev. Dr, Stanley A. Mnckey, pastor
of the First Baptist church of Bloorn
ingfon. III., has been elected president
of Shnrteliff college, located at Alton.
Hubbard Latham, one of the founders
of the city of Sandwich. III., and a
ailf.rnla forty-niner, is dead at his
residence in Wllttiette. a suburb of
Large lumber docks ore to be erected
at Ashland. Wis.
The cold wave In the South proved
disastrous to fruit.
Speaker Henderson is In favor of an
eight-hour day law.
Macrum will not withdraw a word of
bis published charges,
Prohibited tobacco articles will be
seized after April 20.
The Canadian Pacific will resist the
Dave Sullivan defeated Kid Broad in
a twentyflve-round boat.
An: ericans arc given a chance to bid
on the Siberian railway.
The weekly trade review shows that
business continues brisk.
The heroic act of a colored man In
Illinois' coal production last year was
23,484.445 tons, an increase of 25 per
The Texas anti-trnst law has been
upheld by the United States supreme
Independent telephone lines In Wis-
coLsin have decided to work as one
Asserted That tbe War Oflce Has
Received the Xevra and Is Hold
ing It BackBoer Rumors of a
ictory Over Gen. Gataere Re
ceive N'J Attention Said to Be
Designed to Revive the Drooping
Spirits of the HursrhersPretoria
Prepared to Stand a Sieve of
London, March 24. Again there is
persistent rumor that Mafeking has
been relieved. It Is even asserted that
the war office has received a dispatch
positively announcing the relief, but
the publication of it is withheld until
there is no possibility of mistake. The
war office declares there is no confirma
tion of the rumor and that no fresh
news on the subject is at band.
No attention is paid in any quarter to
the wild Boer rumors of Boer victory
over Gen. Gataere, which is only de
signed to revive the drooping spirits of
the burghers. It seems certain that
Mafeking'g only chance lies in relief
from the column supposed to be ad
vancing from the sooth or that Col.
Baden-Powell is strong enough to
make a sortie and capture tbe Boer
guns when Commandant Snyman shall
have withdrawn a great portion of bis
force to oppose Col. Plumer.
The general trend of news to the
British continues satisfactory. No
news is received of Gen. Buller's move
ments, but it is believed he is again
advancing on the enemy.
There is a report from Lourenzo
Marques that Pretoria is prepared to
stand a siege of two years and that the
Boer women, frantic at the loss to
Boer arms, are entreating to be allowed
to shoot the British officers imprisoned
at I*retorin. It is also announced from
the Transvaal capital that the Italian
government has declined to intervene.
An Artillery DnrL
Kimbcrh-y, March 24.---There was a
smart artillery duel near Warrenton,
yesterday morning. A battery under
Maj. Hiewelt, supported by the Kim
beriey light horse, located the Boers,
who employed four guns, two of which
used cordite, but ineffectually. The
British battery replied with effect and
silctced the Boer fire. The Boers sent
two shells near the railway station,
which was not damaged. A scouting
patty got too close to the bank of the
river and encountered a hot fire. The
men were unable to get away and It
was impossible to relieve them without
loss, tbe party being obliged to wait
for darkness iu order to escape. The
reconrolssance succeeded and Maj.
P.lewctf retired with only one wound
Vacated bv Boers.
Warrenton, March 24, The Boers
have vacated Klip Dam and Windsor
ton, which are almost deserted. Their
wives and families have fled with
Mum. They sank the pouts or ferry
boars at Rlvertou and Wiudsorton.
The Vaal river can only be crossed by
swimming. Tre country this side of
tiie river is well patrolled by the
Says tka British Flad.
Pretoria, March 24. Commandant
Sin iHiiji attacked Pluracr'* force at
Lohatsl Monday. The British fled.
The Boers captured four prisoners and
fifteen cases of ammunition, with
horses and guns. This disposes of the
present effort to relieve Mafek!na.
..nn.rr Proclamation* toy Kmcsr
London. March 24. A special cor
respondent of tbe Times at Bloemfon
teiu, telegraphing Thursday, says:
"Yesterday Mr. Kruger issued a pro.la-
ii..-in annexing the Free State to tbe
Transvaal. Mr. Steyn immediately is
sued a counter proclamation declaring
the Free State Intact.
Fi.AUVK scans DYtau OL'T.
Men Sick at San i n.(. Have Hot
Developed Piaarne Symptoms.
San Francisco. March 24. The
plague situation In this city Is un
changed. Chinatown Is being patrolled
by an army who are having Its dirt
and filth removed as fast as possible.
There have been uo new cases reported
and those reported In the past have
not developed symptoms of plague.
The plague scare Is no: in reality a
scare at all, the general public paying
little attention to the matter. The
health office is active simply as a mut
ter of precaution.
BOY SHOT HIS FATHER,
And the Coroner's Jnry 9mr* He Hid
a Very Proper Act.
Chicago, March 24.A coroner's in
quest has exonerated Kertle Finch, the
sixteen-yesr-old Austin boy who, to
protect his mother's life, shot and
killed his frenzied father. George
Firich, Tuesday night- Finch was In
the act of stabbing his wife when
Bertie fired the shot Into his father's
breast, killing him instantly. The ver
dict was given by the jury without
leaving the room.
TWO MONTHS OF TEMPEST.
Spanish Steamship Reaches Port at
LastFntlle Attempts to Find Her.
Norfolk, W. Va.. March 24. Tbe
Spanish steamship Minerva, after two
months of tempest, starvation and
helpless drifting, is In port. Three
futile attempts to find her were made
by the United States revenue cutter
Onondaga, and she was finally picked
up and towed Into Bermuda by a Brit
ish tramp steamer. She coaled there
and reached this port without incident.
Luddington. Mich., March 24. The
blockade of Pere Marquette steamers
was raised yesterday when the car
ferry and steamer No. 3 entered the
port after a siege of sixty hours. This
was tbe longest delay the boats have
experienced in many years and the
first time the ferry was ever baffled.
A high wind eau?ed a slight movement
of the ice and the powerful car ferry
worked into port stern foremost, tow
ing No. 3. The other three steamers
left at noon for Milwankee but they
have not yet penetrated the ice field.
ARCH REBEL KILLED.
British FInnlly Get Hid of the Chief
Disturber in Borneo*
Tacoma, Wash., March 27. Yester
day's Oriental mail contains the news
that the British forces in North Borneo
have finally killed Matt Selteb, the
arcLrebel who has three times incited
the natives to rebel against British
rule. He was killed in February in a
fight which followed that in which the
British land and naval forces under
Capt. Harrington destroyed tbret
stockade forts where Selteh and bis
followers made their strongest stand.
In the fight a naval gun from the
British gunboat at Labuan was used
very effectively, sending solid shot
through Selteh's forts. The British
exhausted their ammunition during the
fight. As soon as more could be se
cured they started after Selteh and
killed bim in a fight further back in
the mountains. His followers were
dispersed. Tbe news was cabled to
Singapore and Hongkong by Capt.
Harrington. The British Chartered
Company of North Borneo hired Selteh
to end his rebellion two years ago. but
he started another war when his
money was gone.
BIG STRIKE IMMINENT.
Itevr York Machinists at tocstr
hrads With Their Employers.
New York, March 27. A strike of
30.000 members of tbe International
Association of Machinists and the
Amalgamated Society of Engineers in
the New York district may be precipi
tated this week by the action of the
New York and New Jersey Machinery
Manufacturers association in organiz
ing to resist a demand for a uine
hour day which was to be made April
1. This was inaugurated by Mr.
Ward, district business agent. E. J.
Warner, district organizer, said he ex
pected Grand Master Machinist O'Con
nell to reach here to look over the
ground and take charge of the matrci.
The strike will extend from Paterson.
N. J., into New York State as far as
Newberg. "There are 30.000 machin
ists in the district, of which 15.000 arc
unionist. We can take out every man.
union or noi-union." said Mr. Warner.
"We are in this fight to stay, and will
not stop until we secure a nJne-hour
day. In Chicago every machinist is
idle, and in Cleveland 1.50O are out
and 1,000 have won their strike."
Parlous Pitch* Battle In the Mis
souri State L'nlverslty.
Columbia, Mo.. March 27.--Siu.lents
of the state university engaged In a
furious pitched battle In the auditori
um of the Institution Saturday night.
There was Intense rivalry between the
elasres over the preliminary contest to
select representatives of Missouri uni
versity to a place In the debate with
the Nebraska university, which takes
place here in May. While awaiting
the dSQJsfOfl of the judgM hen the
deliate was over members of the .icn.l
erslc classes and the law students
came together In front of the rostrum
and fought. The lights were turn:
out and the struggle went on In the
dark, doors being broken down and
furniture smashed. Six of the students
had their clothing torn into ribbons,
but none \f/re badly hurt. The de
haters selected by the judges are Mil
ton M. Deatlng of Columbia, .John
Kramer of Carrollton and TL. L. Ward
of Clubh. in inn.s INRANB ON itcwv
Man Threatens to Shoot Passengers
If They Don't Ohev Him.
Wichita. Kan., March 27. A mon.
evidently insane, left his seat In the
smoker of a C, H. I. & P, trnln. near
here, and began swinging his revolver,
threatening to shoot every passenger
who did not leave the common conch,
which was crowded. Passengers fell
over each other In their haste to get
Into the next car. but. they were not
rapid enough for the old mnii. mid bt
began firing through the windows. The
wotren and children were finally
locked In another car and the train of
ficials were posted on the platform to
watch bin. He was finally plated
STOP CIGARETTE SMOKING.
Weather Bnrean Employes Mast
Give I H..I.K
Washington. March 27A death blow
was given cigarette smoking in the
weather service Saturday when Chief
Willis T. Moore issued an order pro
hibiting persons connected with the
service from smoking cigarettes during
.dice hours, and stating further that
those who smoked cigarettes ot unv
time would be mentioned in the confi
deerial reports which are made quar
terly to him by chiefs of the several
offices and divisions throughout the
entire service. The order Is plain!v
worded. and the chief evidently means
that It shall be obeyed.
HEAD HUNTSRJ fAPTI'RED.
Prisoners Taken hy British Expedi
tion Inrlitdes Several Cnnnllinls.
Victoria. B. C, March 27-In Aus
tralian advices brought by the Warri
moo Is news of successful expedi
tion against the head hunters of the
Western island under British Consul
Woodford's directions, twelve prisoners
being taken, including several canni
balistic chiefs. Earl Buchamp is to re
sign at the eml of the current year as
governor of New South Wales. The
belief is that he will resign as soon as
the imperial parliament has passed tin
Hen and Girls Strike.
Milwaukee. Wis.. March 27.About
200 men and forty girls employed in
the works of the United States Glue
company. located at Carrollsville, ten
miles south of this city, are on a
strike. The trouble was precipitated
through the discharge of Assistant
Superintendent Murphy. Deputy Sher
iffs are on guard at tbe plant to pre
Last Thona-ht of Child.
Now York. March 27.Tenderly kiss
ing her four-year-old son Robert. Mrs.
Annie Devine got out the little fellow's
toys and told him to play while she
went into her bedroom to take some
medicine. She took poison.
Killed His 'Wife While Drnnk.
Oil City. Fa.. March 27.Amos El
der, an oil well driller, shot and killed
his wife. He was intoxicated at the
time and the shooting occurred after a
terrible struggle. The murderer es
INTENSIFIES INTEREST IN
SIEGE OF MAFEKING.
His Force Compelled to Fall Rack
to "Where It Was Two Months
Aaro Relief From the North
Seems Blocked Roberts* Army
Continues, Waiting? at Bioemfon..
tela French Fighting- Some-
where East of Bloemfonteln-
Boiler' Has Not Yet Moved In
London. March 25. Lord Roberts*
army continues waiting at Bloemfon
tein. The sentimental interest In the
siege of Mafeking has iuteusified with
Col. Plumer"s forced retirement to
Crocodile Pools, where he was two
months ago. Relief from tbe north
seems blocked. Lord Methuen Is
skirmishing with the Boers at Warren
ton, 167 miles away. Although seem
ingly in force sufficient to do pretty
much as he likes be has not advanced
these five days. It Is hoped his mili
tary administration has a pleasant sur
prise in prospect for the Britishers by
raising the siege by a strong force of
cavalry and artillery detouring to
Mafeking while Commandant Snyman
is drawn off to engage Col. Plumer.
Gen. French's cavalry and mounted in
fantry, according to rumor, are fight
ing somewhere east of Bloemfonteln,
This suggests more Boer bad news,
as Commandant Oliver's commando,
with 2,000 wagons, is reported on the
Basutoland frontier, toiling northward
toward Kroonsfndt, via Ladybrand.
This enormous wagon train is sup
posed to be moving twontv-five miles
a day. Geu. French's cavalry posts
stretch from Bloemfonteiu eastward to
the mountains. Gen. Butler has not
yet tnoved In N-tal,
The Eighth division will go direct to
Bloemfonteln. Lord Roberts' effective
disposal at the front tbe next few days
will be 70,000 men with the easy pos
sibility of moving eastward, forcing
the Boers to evacuate the Blggarsberg
rund and joining hands with Gen,
BuJJei* before continuing the prome
nade to Pretoria.
The Dclugon Buy railway arbitration
award is editorially considered in the
morning papers. Tho approaching dec
laration of the findings of the arbitra
tors Is welc iiii.-d as coining at nn ap
propriate moment, and as bringing the
acquisition of Delagoa Bay apprecia
bly nearer. British Compelled to Retire.
London. March 25.~Thc war office
has Issued the following from the gen
eral at Cape Town, dated yesterdays
"The following telegram has arrived
from Nicholson. Bnlowayo, March 21:
This Is from Plumer: 'Lnhatst,
March 21.--The Boers advanced from
the south in considerable force this
mornInc. They first advanced from
(i.).des' Siding. After a sharp little
engagement Col. Bodle's advanced
post was compelled to retreat. The re
tirement was excellently carried out
to our main position: The casualties
included I.lent. Chapman and a cor
porai. prisoners, and two missing,
probably prisoners. Five troopers
were wounded. Chapman's horse felb
with him close to the enemy, who Im
mediately surroimded him. The exact
Boer casualties are unknown, but sev
eral were shot at short range. In the
afternoon the IWrs advanced further
north and shelled our position from a
ledge on our left. Our 12 1-2-pounder
replied, the artillery duel continuing
until sunset. Lieut. A. J, Tyler ba
since died of wounds. One native
Isolating Plnmer's Fnrer.
London, March 25. A dls|Mitch to
the Dally News from Lourenzo Mar
que*, dated Friday, nay*: "It i re
ported here from Pretoria that Com
mander Klof Is Isolating Col. Plutner's
forces near Onberones:"
Cane Town. March 2.".I is under
stood that Sir Alfred Mliner's mission,
northward Is connected with the Insti
tution of martial law. lie will use his
personal Influence toward the pnefica
tlon of disaffected centers. The I'.'ape
ministry is loyally support lug him.
Martial law, in response to requests
from loyalists, lias been proclaimed la
the district of Gordonn.
i.en. Jonbert In nmninml.
London. March 25.A Bloemfonteln.
corrcpondent of the Daily News, tele
graphing Thursday, says: "A letter
from Mr. Pulteney, an interpreter of
the Free State court, has been re
ceived here by his wife in Wb'efa the
writer states Gen. Joubert is com
manding the combined force at Kroon
stadt, where there is plenty of men,
guns and food stuffs for a determined
Free Staters Returning In Crovrda.
Boer Camp, Kroonstadt, March 25.
Affairs are being put in proper shape
and the Free Staters who had left
are returning iu crowds. The presi
dent's proclamation has shown the
burghers that the government is
standing firm. The commands are mo
bilizing in great numbers and tbe more
determined than ever. President Steyn
has issued a proclamation in which he
warns the burghers who lay down
their arms and help the English that
they are liable to the severest punish
ment as traitors.
Bloemfontein. March 25.The rebel
lion in the Frieska district has been
suppressed and Lord Kitchener is re
Priest Xnraed ns Corespondent.
Clinton. Ind., March 25.City Coun
cilman John L. Homey has filed suit
for divorce on the charges of infi 'elity
and names the Rev. Fr. John F. S'.an-
ton as corespondent. Father Stanton
has left Chilton, another priest taking
up his duties.
Knocked Ont by Scanton.
Hot Springs, Ark.. March 25. Jim
Scanlon of Pittsburg knocked out
Jack Graham of South Omaha i:i ten
rounds before the Hot SpriDgs A bletic