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JGBN. KITCHENER REPORTS A BAT
TLE, WITH HEAVY FATALI
TIES ON BOTH SIDES
GEN. SPRUIT AMONG THE SLAIN
LORD RAG LAX SAYS TROOPS, NOT
PEACE COMMISSIONERS, ARE '
r -t GOING TO AFRICA
MAJ. CREWE LOSES A POMPOM
.Came Near Lo«ing His Whole Com
mand So ilHril Did the Boers
Under Gen. Devret
* - Press Him.
; LONDON, Feb. 10.—Lord Rag'an, under
Secretary of state for war, informed the
correspondent of the Associated Press
today that Gen. Sir Evelyn Wcod is not
going to South Africa and that no peace
commission is contemplated.
"The report as to a peace comm'ssion
is false tvom. teglnning to end," he said.
"The policy of the government is the
very opposite of what would prompt
such a step. Troops, not peace commis
sioners arc going to South Africa."
KITCHENER REPORTS FIGHTING.
The \va.r office has received the follow
ing dispatch from Lord Kitchener, the
ccjnmander in chief in South Africa:
"Pretoria, Feb. fl.—The columns work-
Ing eastward occupied Krmelo, Feb. 6,
with slight opposition. A large force of
Boers, estimated at 7,000 under Loilia
Botha retired eastward. About 800
wagons parsed through Ermelo on the
way to Amsterdam and very large quan
tities of stock are being driven east.
"A peace delegate under sentence of
death and other Boer prisoners were
taken away by the Boer?. AM the reports
show that the Boers are exceeding bit
ter. Fifty Boers surrendered.
"Louis Botha with 2,000 men attacked
Gen. Smilh-Dorrien at Orange camp,
Bothwell, at 3 a. m., Feb. 6.—He wa-3 re
pulsed after severe fighting. Gen. Spruit
was killed. Gen. Randemerer wa^ se
verely wounded, two field cornets were
killed, twenty of the Boer dead were left
in our hands and many severely wound
ec'. Our casualties were 24 killed anl 63
"Our movement to the east is reported
to have thoroughly upset all the enamy'u
'calculations and created a regular panic
In the district.
"Christian Dewet appeared to be cross
ing the line south of Jagcrsfoiite'n road
to the west this morning, having faileil
to effect a crossing by the drift« east of
"In Caps Colony, Calvinia has been oc
cupied by Col. Do Lisle, who entered
Feb. 6, the enemy retiring towards Kcn
ha?dt. Col. Haig is driving the midland
commandoes northward past Aberdeen.''
MAJ. CRIOWE HARD PRESSED.
. EAST LONDON, Cape Colony, Feb. 10.
—Details have been received here of se~
vere fighting at Taksberg mountain,
forty miles east of the railway and about
midway between Smalldeel and Bloem
fontein. Na\. Crowe with a composite
column traveling southwest, sighted the
mountain on the morning of Jan. 31. He
heard heavy firing and knowing that Col.
Pi 1 cher's column was on the other A<le
of the mountain lie concluded that this
officer was in action. Consequently he
hunied forward only to meet Boers
streaming down and evidently retiring
from Col. Pilcher's lyddite shells. Im,
mediately Maj. Crewe brought three
fifteen-pounders and a "pompom" to bear
oi) the Boers, who, however, were found
to be so numerous that it was impoFtib'e
to head them. Orders weire given to re
turn to camp about two miles from the
mountain. Trie column rested until 4
o'clock in th<> afternoon when the march
Maj. Crewe was just touching the
southern point of the mountain when a
terrific rifle fire opene.l firom a large force
Of Bocrg who were in ambuscade on the
mountain. The flgfct s ><>n became gen
eral. The Beers outnumbered the British
live to one and were attacking them on
b th flanks and (he rear. The British
pompom jammed and became useless
Maj. Orewe grasped he situation and by
a brilliant move got the convoy into a
ABANDONED THE "POMPOM."
Between 7 and £ in the evening tho
Beers charged the petition and turner!
both flanks. The British ammunition be
came exhausted and Maj. Crewe wss
ol.lipecl to retire and abandon the "pom.
pom ' after the advance party had en
deavored, to save It and had sustained
ec vere loss.
A rear guard action uas fought by
Maj. Crewe into the camp where the
wagons had been laagered. He personal
ly superintended the retirement, the
Boers harassing him throughout. En.
trenehments wore thrown up durln"- th^
When morning came Maj. Crewe start
ed to loir: Gen. Knox, twelve miles soutTi
The Boers immediately attacked him
compelling him to fight a second rear
guard action for a few miles. Gen. Dp
wet personally commanded the Boer= es
timated at 2.E00. Maj. CTewe's force'was
-er.iy 700. Eventually the British officer
joined Gen. Knox and returned to Bknm
Lord Kitchener has highly compliment
ed Mai. Crewe upon the achievement.
.; V/ILL USE THE HATCHET
For mi Emblematic Pin, bat Not to
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 10.— The Law
find Order league has been organized
i>ere- as a result of the visit of Mrs.
Carrie Nation The object of the league
as s atod in its by-laws, is to "see that
the laws of Kansas City, as to saloons
ana gambling, are enforced for the pro
tection of homes and children and for
the general welfare of the people "
-There is to be no smashing of saloons
but vigorous action will be taken to
suppress the evils that result from al
leged non-enforcement of prohibitory and
Sunday closing laws. A hatchet pin will
be. theomWem of the league.
FRANCE'S TARIFF LAWS.
Topics Discussed at the Northern
Agricultural Society Meeting.
"LILE, France, Feb. 10.—M. Jean Dupuy,
minister of agriculture, was the prin
cipal speaker today at a meeting of the
Northern Agricultural society, where sev
eral speakers dwelt upon the injury re-
Suiting to the fanning interests of France
from the accumulation of st(**:s of for
eign wheat, which, they asserted, was
facilitated by the modifications of the
customs tariff, and had led to unfair com
petition, often compelling the farmer to
ucll wheat below tha cost of production.
Replying to these statements, M. Dupu/
Ba!d the situation was not peculiar to
France, as all countries suffered from
similar conditions. He believed tfie new
bill regulating this system of importation
and the project of a great premium on
exportation payable in money by the
treasury would bring the desired remedy
This, he said, would shortly be discussed
In the senate.
Dealing with the sugar question, which
m*^f'*c^A I a gW|^ f f BjKr fl£9 a. • J^tSSi^i \
he admitted was a very complicated mat
ter, M. Dupuy said it would be neces
sary to examine whether the existing
laws couid be so modified as to a!d
French industry in this direction. He
promised to propose to send two repre
sentatives of the sugar industry to the
Brussels conference on sugar bounties
when it reopened. Meanwhile, he pointed
out, the minister of finance was seeKTng
means to develop sugar consumption by
a material reduction of duties. It would
be impossible, however, h e declared, for
the chamber of deputies to legislate upon
the question before prorogation.
FATAL FIRE IN BOSTON
TWO PEOPLE KILLED AND FIVE
BOSTON, Feb. 10.—Two killed, five oth
ers injured and a financial loss of $2,500
is the summary damage caused by a fire
that commenced in a three-story brick
dwelling on Harrison avenue early this
morning. The dead are:
NORA HART, five years old, killed by
jumping- from a second-story window.
MRS. FRANCES RILEY, a widow, fifty
years of age, suffocated by smoke.
There is a suspicion that the fire was
of incendiary origin and two arrests have
been mlade, Harris Levin, thirty-eight,
and his^ wife, Bertha, aged thirty-flve.
They are held pending investigation.
Levin had a shoe store in the basement
of the burned building, and the arresta
resulted from a suspicion that napha or
something of that description caused the
fire, and the disappearance of Levin, to
gether with the disappearance of his wife
and four children, immediately upon the
discoverj' of the fire. Men and women
jumped from the burning building and
firemen and policemen rescued others
from smoke-filled corridors and hallways.
The building was occupied by seventeen
The second story was occupied by Dan
Hart, his wife, her sister and Hart's four
children. They all jumped from a win
dew. One of the children was badly
burned and suffered internal injuries
from jumping and died. Mrs. Hart was
The third story was occupied by Daniel
and Thomas Brennan. The latter es
caped, but Daniel jumped three stories to
a shed and suffered serious injuries.
The first story was occupied by Mr-3.
Francis Riley and Mrs. Barrett. Mrs.
Riley was overcome by the smoke and
was suffocated. Her body was discovered
when the flames had been subdued. Mrs.
Barry jumped from the fourth floor and
is in a precarious condition.
CURE FOR CONSUMPTION
DR. BARJfET, OF BROOKLYN,
CIaAIM!S THE DISCOVERY.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—Dr. George M.
Barney, of Brooklyn, formerly president
of the Long Island Medical society, is the
discoverer of an alleged new cure for
consumption. He claims 90 per cent of
recoveries under his system. Improve
ment is supposed to be brought about
and felt by th e patient within the period
of one week. The doctor is quoted as
"My treatment consists of introducing a
chemical or combination of chemicals.
This combination thoroughly saturates
the system, and by reason of its irre
sistible power destroys the bacilli with
out injuring the tissue cells. It is ad
ministered in three ways, through the
mouth, hypodermlcally and in vapor
form. When the vapor is used the pa
tient inhales from three to ten minutes
while seated in a specially equipped steel
cabinet. Personally I prefer the vapor, as
it goes deep into the lungs and reaches
directly the diseased parts. To effect a
cure takes all the way from twelve to
sixteen weeks of treatment, according to
the resistance of the disease and the
recuperating physical condition of the
STSIKE OF PARIS' TAHORS.
The Dressmaking Trade jWny Be Se-
PARIS, Feb. 10.—The strike in the
Pans dressmaking trade has assumed
formidable proportions. The first to stnke
were the journeymen tailors, employed
by a few firms mainly engaged in putting
out tailor-made costumes. These, chisily
foreigners, complained against the ar
bitrary distribution of piece work by the
cutters, and demanded fixed price*. Thus
far about 106 firms are involved, includ
ing such well known houses as Worth
Redfern. Paquain. Doucet, La Fer-ieru'
D'Oeulllet and Raudnitz.
Tl.is afternoon the strikers held a
meeting at the labor exchange, where it
appeared that some 4,000 tailors have
joined the movement. The numerous
seamstresses whom the tailors are tire
ing to strike en masse in order to pre
vent the employees from setting them to
do the work of the men were present
In a speech Louis Michel urged the
men to hold out, as the busy spring sea
son was about to begin and the emolovers
would be compelled to yiold. One "orator
in the course of a violent speech, sug
gested hurtling the workshops of recalci
trant firms with petroleum, but this pro
posal met with a cold reception
The meeting finally decided to demand
an eight-hour day and G francs for wom
en. The employers were given until to
morrow to reply. If they do not yield a
general strike will be directed
Today's action was doubtless an at
tempt to enlist the support of the women.
InsnrgenJs Reported to Be Active In
KINGSTON. Jamaica, Feb. 10.-Advicas
received today by the British steamer
Kent, Capt. Farmer, from €olon, Colom
bia, show that there is a continuance of
Insurgent activity in many quarters
Last we*k there was revere fighting be
tween the government troops and the
rebels near Panama and Colon, in spite
ot the government reinforcements
According to the same authority" there
is a f-erious deadlock in Colombian trad*
and business interests are suffering con
siderable lcsf.es, while the people arc
"disgusted at the inability of the gov
ernment to end the rebellion."
The government in the meantime is
selling everything possible and doing ev
erything to raise n-.oney to prevent a
The British second class cruiser Phae
ton and the British armed sloop Buzzard
are at Panama protecting British inter
ROBBERS IN OHIO.
Torture a Man to Learn Where His
Money Was Hidden.
MANSFIELD, 0., Feb. 10.-One of the
most dastardly robberies ever porpe
trated in this part of the country was
committed about midnight Saturday
night. Six masked robbers broke into
Use residence of John Duncan, a wealthy
fnrmer, bound and gagged Mr. Duncan
ana the four other members of the fam
ily, and after ransacking the house de
manded of the farmer that he disclose
to them w-htie his money and other valu
ables were secreted, and on his refusm-*
to do so they applied matches to his feet
torturing hln as well as the others untii
the looatton of the money was disclosed
The thieves evidently knew that Mr'
Duncan had considerable money at home
as he was suspicious of banks. They
secured $150, four w^tchts and other val
uables, after which four of Hie robbers
leaving their victim still helpless nole
a team of horses and bobsled and made
their escape. The other robbers wont
The Mansfield police have been noting!
and every effort Is being put forth to
iind the sisiKj parties. • - .
MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1901.
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PUBLIC FNDIGNATION AT TOPEKA
CULMINATES IN A STIRRING
STRONG ULTIMATUM ISSUED
JOINTISTS GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY
NO(O>N TO REMOVE FIXTURES
OTHERWISE PUBLIC WILL ACT
Twelve Hundred Men Pledge Them
selves to See That Their De
mand In Carried Out
to the Letter.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 10.—Three thou
sand male citizens of Topeka^ in mass
meeting here today, decided that the
numerous joints of the city must close
their places. They issued an ultimatum,
giving the jointists until Friday next a-t
12 o'clock noon, to quit business. If this
is not done warning was given that 1,000
armed men would Immediately move on
the joints and remove them by force.
Today's action is the result of the
crusade started in Topeka less than ten
days ago by Mirs. Carrie Nation. The
meeting this afternoon was a remark
able one in every respect. It was called
by a committee of the law enforcement
league, ai:d was attended by naarly all
the prominent business men, of this city.
Rev. F. W. Emerson, pastor of .the
First Christian Church of Topeka, and
who aided Mis. Nation in her saloon
smashing here last week, opened the
meeting with prayer. After a few short,
snappy addresses, which worked up the
audience to a high degree of enthusiasm,
aai ultimatum was proposed arid passed
amid the loudest cheering.
CLOSE OR BE CLOSED.
The ultimatum commanded the officers
of the city and county to perform their
duty regarding the closing of the joint*,
The officers were warned that they had
waited long enough. The property own
ers, in whose premises the joints are
kept, were also warned in unmistakable
terms that they had better abate the
nuisances at once, or the people of To
peka would not be responsible for the
damage that might ensue to the build
When the reader of the ultimatum
reached the part pertaining to the joint
ists, there was a hush of expectation, as
there had for several days been rumors
that some important declarations were to
The words of condemnation and warn
ing brought forth murmurs of approval
that gained strength with ear-h minute,
finally sweeping over the entire audience
and in the wildest enthusi
As the reader finished and submitted
the ultimatum to the approval of the
audience, old men and conservative min
isters of the gospel leaped to their seats
in their enthusiasm and waved handker
chiefs, gesticulated and cheered to the
echo. The cheering lasted for several
minutes. The ultimatum, which was
adopted by rising vote, follows:
"To those immediately engaged in the
illicit business, whether wholesale or re
tail: We have to say that the long con
troversy of the public with you muot now
come to an end. You have openly and
persistently deiied our laws; you have
made yourselves the agents of even
greater criminals outside of fhe state,
who have supported you in your unlawful
traffic; you have gathered about you a
criminal element that is a perpetual men
uce to the safety of Che community, arid
have maintained places that engender
and encourage all vices; you have intro
duced the most corrupting and demoral
izing factors and influences into our local
politics; and for years you have scorred
all appeals md warnings that have been
presented to you by the virtue loving peo
ple of the community.
"Now, we feel that the lime has come
when w« must speak to you perempto
rily. We cease now to endeavor to per
suade; we command. You must stop this
lawless and ini'iuitous business, and stop
it at once. And we hereby notify you
that we must have unquestionable evi
dence, absolutely satisfactory to the com
mittee of public order, which we today
constitute, that all your illicit goods, to
gether with all the associated fixtures
and furnishings of the places where your
unlawful business has been carried on,
shall have been removed and shipped
irom the city before 12 o'clock noon, Fri
day, Fob. "15, 1901. Upon the strijt. and
literal observance of this demand we
i-hall insist; and, if it shall be disre
garded we will take whatever measures
are necessary for Its rigid enforcement.
"If a long cutraged public shall be com
pelled to resort to the fundamental right
of self vindication against criminals and
then- abettors, the grave consequences
to evil doers which may result from sucih
a return, must rest with the defiers and
milliners of our laws and the obstructors
cf cur governmental machinery."
'"The jointists, the mci v/ho rent prop
erty to jointis-ts, and the men who have
violated their oafhs in tolerating crime -
these arc the disturbers of the peace, and
now the affronted and wronged public,
vhijh, as sovereign, lias both the right
and the duty to see that its will and
judgment shall be respacted."
The lutinvitum was written by a com
mittee of which Robert Stone, a leading
business man, was chairman.
There Were a number of addresses, In
which Mrs. Nation came in for her full
share of credit.
MRS. NATION'S WORK.
E. P. Lindsay said there had been a
slumbering volcano of public Indignation
against the liquor sellers in Topeka for
several weeks and thav It remained for
"Old Mother Nation to come along and
touch off the crater with her hatchet."
Dr. J. T. MacFarland said that Provi
dence had a faculty of doing things in an
unconstitutional way. Some of his great
est surprises came at times When they
were least looked for. Cr.mwell, Luther,
Wesley and John Brown had oared to
brave the iro of public sentiment, and
had accomplished good for humanity, and
now, in this later day, Mrs. Nation hr.d
done the same thing with the result that
tho joints in Kansas and especially in
Topeka would have to go.
Chief of Police Stahl made an address.
He ?aid the law could be enforced if the
entire police machinery of the city would
work in unison with him. The audience,
amid many cheers, adopted a resolution
demanding that the city council at it?
next meeting confirm the renomination
of Mr. Stahl for chief of police.
Twe.ve hun lred men sign:d th.ir ram' ■
tc cards pledging themselves to be ready
at a moment's notice to join the army
which has been recruited to stamp out
the joints by the time the limit set by
the ultimatum expires. ,
There seems to be no question that the
next few days in Topoka will sec in
tcrestirg developments, pcsslbly blood
CHICAGO DOESN'T ENTHUSE.
Proponed Ircetnre of Mrs. Nation Is
CHICAGO, Feb. 10.—The lecture of
Mrs. Carrie Nation, "joint" smasher fr o m
Kansaa» advertised to be given at the
Auditorium on Tuesday, under the aus
pices of the Chicago- Press club/ has been
declared off. Beilevinj r, from the result
of two days' seat sale t, which aggregat
ed less than $12, that ■> the lecture would
be a 'financial failure) the directory of
the club decided to abandon the project.
Mrs. Nation. Bays she'-wlll come to Chi
PLEA FOR THE NEfiSO
.SUBSTITUTE' F"O» THE ARMSTRONG
ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MEETING.
NEW YORK, Feb. J».—The Armstrong
association of New York, which has for.
its purpose the fostering of education in
the South and the advancement of Ed
mund institute, Hampton, Va., in par
ticular, usually holds its annual meeting
just before Lincoln's birthday to arouse
interest in it work. •" i-
This year instead of an annual meeting
this evening's session in the Central Pres
byterian church was utilized. The pleas
for the whites and blacks of the South
were made by Rev. John Culver, presi
dent of North Carolina state normal
school; Booker T. Washington, president
Tuskegee institute; Rev. Lyman T. Ward,
president of - the industrial tchool for
whites at Camp, Hill, Ala., and H. B.
Frissell, the principal of. .Hampton in3ti.
tule. .'-,-::;-- '■':■■*■'■: ■■•.>■•
Daniel C. Gilman, president of Johns
Hopkins university, of Baltimore, pre
sided. A feature of the service was the
sinking by forty students; Including
whites, blacks and Indians of both sex
es of the Hampton institute.
The Rev. Dr. Lyraan Ward, the first
speaker, referring to Lincoln, remarked
that he was sure- that there was no one
in the South but feel»*«hat he had h!«
--best friend slain by a misguided and fa
natical man. He said it would be d'fficult
to find in the South today any one who
believed there was any real profit in ths
slave traffic. Dr. Ward paid a high com
pliment to the Southern .men, saying- that
the more he saw of them, the more he
was convinced of their rectitude, integ
rity and manhood. While he admitted
the great need of education for negroes
he f'aid his purpose was to speak of
the needs of the people, both blacks anl
whites. He said:
"If an industrial training be profitable
for poor, ignorant blades, what must it
be for whites?"
He pleaded for more schools for girls
and boys In the South.
Rev. Dr. Mclver, thei rrext speaker, said
the difficulty of education was greater
in the South than In the North. In the
North the population was largely collect
ed in the large cities, ■While In the South
they were scattered over the rural dis
"But we are getting;out of the woods,"
said Dr. Mclver. "WKy recently we had
a strike In my town. The reason we had
no strikes before was because there was
no capital to strike against. I am glad
to see the strike, as it is an indication
that we are having industrial develop
He believed in helpfng the negroes and
approved their being educated, but said
their women were being better cared for
than the white women in the way of ed
ucation. He spoke of the difficulty his
sister had in obtaining the education she
wanted and the ease with which negro
servants gained theirs. A school or col
lege for negro women was established,
he said, ten years before, one for white
women. For this stale of affairs, he
said, the preachers, politicians and state
and federal governments were, to blame.
Dr. Frissell spoke very briefly, bestow
ing great praise upon Booker T. Wash
ington, who followed him.
Mr. Washington sai4 he "Would not re
fer to Lincoln as "lifg^aajancipator of
my race," for, he added, "I believe that
he was the emancipator"of'both the
white and black races.' -;|h the discus
sion of the negro problem, he asked that
racial prejudices be set' aside. He de
clared that Southern slavery wrought
almost as much injury to the white man
as to the black- man.- As long as the
Southern negro was kept- in ignorance on
a dozen pretexts, the white man would
be dragged down also."
He urged that the colored race be not
judged by Its worst .examples, but by
"What opinion would the world have
of New York," he asked, "If it were
judged by its worst men?" >.
He quoted figures to show the extent
to which negroes are acquiring property
in the South, and added: "And yet some
people say the negro is igoing back to
heathenism." ' ''
He Insisted that as a negro acquires
property, character and possession's he
will be respected by the whites.
.A wave of applause swept over the
house as Mr. Washington closed.
CARNEGIE'S VAST HOLDINGS.
A-. New York; Paper '.' Thinks They
Have Been £o!«l.
NEW YORK, Feb. .10.—The World to
morrow will say: "The departure of
Charles M. Schwab, president of the Car
negie Steer company, from this city for
Pittsburgh is interpreted as a sure in
dication that the sa.le of the vast holdings
of Andrew Carnegie to the Morgan-Rock
efeller syndicate, has. been effected. Be
fore his departure Mr. Schwab admitted
that the published reports of the trans
actions were substantially correct.
Joshua Khodes, one of the powers in the
syndicate that is to form a gigantic com
bination in Morgan's "community of in
terests" plan," came here from Pittsburir
yesterday. When Mr. Rhodes learned
Mr. Schwab had left he turned back for
Pittsburg, after' a' stay of only a few
hours. When all is settled it is expected
Mr. Morgan will make official announce
ment of the purchase of the Carnegie
plants and the consolidation under the
"community of interests plan" of this
plant with kindred plants. It is expected
the American Steel and Wire company
will bear close relation to the big combi
nation. The working out of. the plan will
require the moving of the headquarters
of the Carnegie epmipany from Pittsburg
and a lot of ready cash will be needed
ALABAMA'S CHIEF JUSTICE
SHOT THROUGH THE SHOULDER.
Sensational Affair at Montgomery Caused by an Enraged
Father and His Son.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 10.—Chief
Justice McClellan, ol the Alabama su
preme court, was shot m the right shoul
der at his house- this morning by either
Jesse D. Beale or hie son, Phelan Beale,
of this city. The wojind is a serious one.
It is alleged that the I>«ile3 went to the
house of Judge McCJeHan to find the Hon.
John McQueen, of Birmingham, assistant
solicitor of Jefferson co-pnty, to punish
him for what they t belifved to be bad
treatment of the elder Beale"e daughter,
Miss Caroline. It is alleged she had not
b.een at home all night and they had
been informed that McQueen had been
riding about in a hsick with Miss Beale
part of the night.
Judge McClellan attempted to prevent
the Beales from going 1 up stairs and
through his house in their hunt for Mc-
Queen. This the Beales resented, and one
of them, believed to. be the father, shot
McClellan with a ptstal.
McClellan was driveji down the staira
and out upon the sidewalk, where hs
called for tho police..- The Beales pur
sued -'their hunt through-the-house, and
tBJUER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF
THE GRAND ARMY OF THE
REPUBLIC PASSES AWAY
DEATH MOST UNEXPECTED
HAD ATTENDED A BANQUET IN
HONOR OF HIS SUCCESSOR
Sketch of a Man Who for Years Was
a CouMpß-uonN Figure In Con
grcKs and Friend of
"•..•■ Old Soldiers. ; . ,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.-Representa
tive Alhert D. Shaw, of Watertown, N.
V., formerly commander-ln-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, was found
dead this morning in his room in the
Riggs house. A physician summoned im
mediately after the discovery of the body
pronounced death due to apoplexy, prob
ably about 2 o'clock in the morning.
Col. Shaw had returned about 1:33
from a banquet at the Ebbitt house in
honor of his successor, Gen. Leo Rag
sleur, and before he left the banquet
hall responded eloquently to a toast and
appeared in excellent health and spirits.
The body was discovered lying face down
wards on the floor. The features were
slightly bruised, showing he had fallen
suddenly and heavily. After Ms return to
the hotel Col. Shaw asked for hot water,
complaining of indigestion. The water
was brought to him and that was the last
seen of him alive.
His private secretary, Mr. Charles E.
Glynn, of Oswego, N". V., had an appoint
ment with him for 10 o'clock this morn
ing, and when Col. Shaw did not appear
one of the bellboys climbed to the tran
som and saw the body in the position
stated. The condition of the room show
ed that the end had come quickly and
without pain. The dead body was re
moved to an undertaking establishment
to await the arrival of his only son, Dr.
Henry L. K. Shaw, who is expected to
morrow, when arrangements for the fu
neral will be announced, and a commit
tee from the house named to attend the
services, which probabJy will be at Wa
tertown. Two daughters, one living in
Watertown, and another in Brooklyn,
CIVIL WAR VETERAN.
Col. Shaw was fifty-nine years of age
and a veteran of the Civil war v He was
a widower, his wife dying just one year
ago yesterday. He was the picture of
health, of commanding stature, strongly
built, with square .Shoulders and er»ct
; figure, which, white hair and mus
t tache, made' him a conspicuous figure in
the house. An active worker during his
incumbency of the commander-in-chief's
office, he frequently came to Washington
and took a hand in urging legislation for
the old soldiers before the committees of
congress. : .'" .
.'- "Col. Shaw was bom/in Lyme, N. : V.,
Dec. 27, 1841. He served a term of inllst
nient" in the Thirty-fifth • NeW York vol
unteers, and as a special a.gent of • the
war departmental provost marshal head
quarters during the' Civil war. Later he
was a member of the state assembly for
one term,! was appointed consul to To
ronto in 1868, and promoted to Manches
ter, England, in 1878, from which latter
place he ■ was - removed by President
Cleveland, in ISSS, for being "an offensive
partisan." ' Afterwards he filled the office
of department commander of the Grand
Army, of the Kepublic for the state of
New York; commander-in-chief of ; the
national body, and a representative in
congress, succeeding the late C. A.
Chickering, who met a tragic death in
New York. ;"y
HAVE CAPTURED BUSTOS
INSURGENT GOVERNOR OtF CATUAN-
DRES TAKES PRISOSEB.
MANILA. Feb. 10.—A company of the
Forty-seventh United States Volunteer
infantry, operating on the island of Ca
tuandres, off the southeast coast of Lu
zon, captured Bustos, the insurgent gov
ernor of the island.
The United States gunboat Don Juan
de Austria, co-operating with a detach
ment of the Forty-seventh infantry, cap
tured forty-five insurgents, including a
colonel and two majors,' in the province
Evidence is accumulating against crim
inal Manila traders who were" charged
with aiding the insurgents.
Police developments show that Cosme,
the adjutant of Col. Cabalos, is one of
the most desperate insurgent comman
MILAN MAY DIE.
Former Kins of Servia in a Critlcnl
VIENNA, Feb. 10.—The condition of
former King Milan of Servia, who has
been seriously ill for some time, has
taken a turn for the worse. Both his
lungs are congested, the heart Is very
weak and his malady has entered an ex
tremely critical stage.
believing they had located McQueen In a
closet which was locked, fired about a
dozen shots into the door. Several passed
entirely through the closet. McQuesn
was in the' closet, but was in a narrow
place to the side of tho door and was not
struck hy any of the bullets. A police
man came upon the scene quickly and
they Beales were arrested and taken to
police headquarters. They are still un
Later, the fact was developed that Mc-
Queen and Miss Beale had gone to the
residence of Probate Judge Gaston after
midnight to get a license to be married.
The judge declined to issue a license un
der the circumstances, and it is alleged
they spent the rest of the night trying to
find a county justice to perform the cere
mony. Their marriage had been opposed
by the >oung lady's parents for a lon^
As soon as all the facts became known
the Beales were reconciled to the matdi.
Accordingly they were married at the
residence of Judge Gaston by Rev. Ed
i ward Cobbs at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
price TWO cExrsHir^r^v.,
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
Boers Still Fighting.
Mysterious Express Robbery.
Topeka Joint in In to Go.
2—Want to Be Soldiers.
Addres* by Judge Kelly.
Colored Walter Arrested.
Big Harvest of Ice.
Sermon by Rev. Father Gibbons.
Fire In Minneapolis.
3— (Review of "Wall Street.
North Dakota Legislation.
Gossip From "Washington.
Cincinnati's Festivities Begin.
RoytUty ait a. Banquet.
' <$— Popular Wants. . -
Markets of the World.
The Golden Idol.
For the St. Louis Expo. . ' .
GUESTS OF ST. PAUL.
At the Merchants'—James D. McCar
mack, Rutledge; A. McDonell, Grand
Rapids; T. H. Monat, Clarksvllle, Io.;
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee, Long
Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. William Carr. Liv
ingston, Mont.; George W. Neelis, To
ledo, Io.; Jesse Eckert, Minneapolis; W.
R. Baumbaeh, Wadena; Mr 3. C. E. Ely,
Superior; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Childress,
Northlield; Mark D. Fancher, Winona;
Mr. and Mis. H. A. Miller, Welcome; H.
Weiersmiller, Eau Claire.
At the Windsor—Theo. Aune, Gicnwood;
Mts. A. Jacofosen, Fargo, N. D.; Mr and
Mrs. H. P. Hartman, Wadena; J. M
Bern, Fond dv Lac, Wis.; H. R. Elliott
J. W. Allen, Duluth; Benjamin Smith,
At the Ryan—A. H. Jones, Rugby, N.
D.; Robert Maran, Seattle; A, E. Palmer,
Bpckane; G. L. McKay, Arno, 10.
At the Metropolitan—Fred Mowers, Mil
waukee; Mrs. James Bracklin, Rice
Lake; \V. G. Stewart, Madison; J. H
Barry, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs C. Ray
At the Clarendon—W. C. Henke, Mil
waukee; R. H. Cosgriff, Chippewa Falls;
Charles Zemlin, Staples; James McHal»,
Shakopee; Charles Swanson, Mora.
WEATHEE FOR TODAY.
Minnesota —Snow and colder Monday;
Tuesday fair; brisk northwesterly winSs.
Wisconsin—Snow, with rising tempera
ture; Tuesday clearing and colder; fresh
southeasterly winds, ; becoming north
lowa—Snow Monday; higher tempera
ture in eastern portion; Tuesday fair
and colder; southeasterly winds, becom
North Dakota—Fair and much colder
Monday; Tuesday fair; brisk northerly
winds. ■•■.-■ ■ . .•-.. ..., .:.
South Dakota—Snow and much colder
Monday; Tuesday fair; northerly winds.
Montana— in western; fair in
eastern portion; Tuesday fair; variable
winds. .•--••■<-•. e*n*al
St. Paul — Yesterday's observations,
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clocK
last night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation: Highest tem
perature, 17; lowest temperature, 2; aver
age temperature, 10; daily range, 15; ba- ~
rometers ; humidity, 84; precipita
tion, 0; 7 p. m., temperature, 15; 7 p. m
weather, clear; wind, southeast '
Yesterday Temperatures— "
BattlefpW M "-16 Cincinnati *BpmHlgh ■
EattlefoW .—lB —16 Cincinnati . 30 32
Bismarck .. 6^ 24 Cleveland . 24 ;£6
Calgary ...— 6- — 4 Galveston . 52 54
Duluth .... 16 20 Helena .... 34 35
Edmonton .— B—2 Marquette... 12 16
Havre 4 10 Montgomery 60 64
Helena .... 34 36 Montreal ..10 14
Huron 16 28 N. Orleans.- 60 64
Minnedosa — 8 New York. 22 26
Qu'Apptlle —16 0 Philadelphia 26 2«
S. Current..—l 218 Pittsburg . 30 32
Williston ..— 4 12 St.- Loula .. 34 34
"Winnipeg . 0 14 Salt Lake . 30 - 32
Buffalo .... 22 21 Ste. Marie.. 18 24
Chicago ... 14 181 .";•/:•.
♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
—Below zero. •"- .■...'
NEW YORK: Arrived: La Champagne,
Havre; Potsdam, Rotterdam and Bou
logne; Umbria, Liverpool and Queens
town. Sailed: Staatemlam, Boulogne
and Rotterdam; Minneapolis, London.
Sl'EZ—Arrived: Glenlochy, Tacoma," via
Singapore for Liverpool.
QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed: Servia (from
Liverpool), New Yo:k.
PORTLAND, Me.—Arrived: Dominion,
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Etruria, N»w
York via Queenstown.
London—The king of Portugal dined
with the king last evening.
Berlin—Gary Melchoia and Phil
Schwarwenko have been elected mem
bers of the Prussian Academy of Arts.
Cape Town—Ten cases of what is be
lieved to be bubonic plague* have been
isolated. One person is white, the oth
Kingston, Jamaica—The British North
American and West Indies squadron has
arrived, in the course of its regular VVe&t
Berlin—The Husbandists will meet In
Berlin tomorrow for their annual con
vention. Delegates from all parts of Ger
many have arrived.
Lisbon—Portugal, it is alleged, is pre
paring to send troops to assist the Brit
ish in South Africa. Kjng Charles will
remain in England until tomorrow.
Shanghai—lt is said here that the em
press dowager, jtfelding to foreign pres
sure, has permitted Emperor Kwang Su
to resume the reins of government-
Pekln—All the fortified passes beyond
the territory held by the allies are be
ing garrisoned by the Chinese, and the
Boxers are re-entering Pekin secretly.
London—Mme. Adielina Patti (Baroness
Cederstrom) will sell her beautiful estate,
Craig-y-Nos, at auction, June 18, un
less it is previously disposed of by pri
Munich—Prof. Max yon Pettinhofer,
the distinguished German chemist, com
mitted suicide yesterday by shooting
himself, in a fit of depression. He was
born Dec. 3, 1818.
Berlin—The Vorawerts, the leading So
cialist organ, prints an appeal from the
Socialists of the reichstag to the work
ing classes in Germany against the pro
posal to increase the duties on cereals.
St. Petersburg—Official addresses from
the governor of Paku, the scene of the
recent naptha fires, says the total loss
of life was seventeen, and that the loss
of property will not exceed 1,^,000 rou
London—Referring to the report that
the Duke of Connaught will be appoint
ed commander-in-chief of the British
forces in India, it is learned that nothing
definite had been settled as to his future
London—Mr. William A. Burdette-
Coutts send to the papers this morning
a long letter criticising in detail tho re
port of the South African hospital com
mission, contending that it practically
substantiates his original indictment of
the hospital department.
London—King Edward and Queen
Alexandra visited the Duke of Cornwall
and York yesterday, and the duke re
turned the visit at Marlborough house,
where their majesties will remain until
the opening of parliament.
Berlin—Ed ward Bernstein, the well
known Socialist writer, the warrant lor
whose arrest. Issued twenty years ago
for political offenses, lapsed Jan. 31, and
has not been renewed, has returned to
Berlin from a long residence In London.
—or rue —
CITY OF ST. PAUL.
m i m
STRONG BOX CONTAINING SMO.OOO
DISAPPEARS FROM A DEPOT
PLATFORM IX IOWA
WAS MISSED VEEY QUICKLY
TRACKS IX THE SXOW INDICATED
THE DIRECTION IN WHICH
IT WAS TAKEN
THREE MEN ARE ROUNDED UP
Suspicion Points Strongly to Them,
but Xo Truce of the
Safe's Contents la
a SIOUX CITY, IO- Feb. 10-Prompt and
active work by the authorities at Ma
nila, 10., today resulted in the arrest of
three men who are suspected of havlng
been implicated in the tneft of a United
223 sssr •**• - to have «-
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul
train, on which the safe was taken from
Sioux City, arrived at Manila at 8-05
P. m. Saturday night. The Omaha train
was late and James S.urtevant, of
Sioux City, the express messeng r di*
not hurry unloading the good* ' anl
packages from his car. The "express
safe, with other articles, was uhloadeJ
and placed on a truck on the depot plat
form, and then Sturtevant and the bag
gageman went to the other end of the
platfcrm to get another truckload. When
Sturtevant returned he noticed that the
articles on the truck were disarranged
and a glance showed that the iron box
was • gone.
There was great excitement and no
time was lost in spreading the alarm
City Marshal Ferrell hastily assembled
a posse and vigorous work was begun.
Snow lay thick upon the ground, and it
did not take long to discover the tracks
of two persons who' evidently had been
carrying some heavy object directly from,
the truck, as it stood upon the depot
They carried the safe a distance of
about two blocks and f?n loaded it into
a wagon, which had been left there In
waiting. The wagon waa driven about
a mile and a half out into the country
and there the safe was forced open and
the contents were abstracted. The men
there abandoned the safe and went their
way on a new track.
It was not difficult to trace them, how
ever, and this morning three arrests
were made. Their names are John Jack
sen, John Stovall and Charles H^yeft.
All are men who live at Manila and are
well known. Their reputations here o
fore have not been baa. They stoutly
protest their innocence, but the authori
ties believe the evidence against at
least two of them will prove conclu
The safe which was stolen contained
in the neighborhood of 140,000. Twclv*
thousand dollars was in cash and the
remainder In drafts, cheeks and various
While the robbery undoubtedly* waj de
liberately planned, as the horse and
wagon were in waiting at a convenient
spot, at is not believed that the men
knew they were making so rich a haul.
They had no means of knowing the con
tents of the safe, only that it was used
tor carrying valuables. They foun 1 an
unusually favorable opportunity when
Sturtevant left the safe on the truck,
and had it not been for the tell- ale
tracks Jn the snow it is not likely that
the arrests' would have been made so
Jackson, Stova'l and Hayes havi been
in the habit of hanging about "the depot
at train time, but that was not considered
significant, ati it is the custom of ••&
number of townspeople at Manila.
Mrs. Jackson, wife of John Jackson,
was also arrested, but at a preliminary
hearing held this evening- she was re
leased. The examination will be con
tinued tomorrow. The three prisoners
are in jail, having been unable to fur
nish bonds of $12,000 each.
The authorities say the shoes of two
of the men exactly fit the tracks In the
snow at the depot where the sale was
CHINAMAN'S WILD JUMP
LEiAPBU FROM A TRAIN "WITHOUT
SERIOUS INJURY. .j-L.
GLENWOOD, Wis., -Feb. 10.—(Special.)
An exciting Incident occurred on the-
Wisconsin Central limited train last'
' night. A Chinaman bound for St. Louis, ■
who seemed half demented or intoxi
cated, boarded the train at St. Paul, go
ing in the smoking car. Something ex
cited his fears, so when Glen wood was
reached he left the train. He was per
suaded to re-embark, but soon became
frightened again, and when the train
was going fifty miles an hour, near
Wheeler, he made a rush from the • car
and jumped. This morning, after an all
night search a section crew found him
near the track. His hands and feet were
frozen. He was helpless, but not much
injured otherwise. He was taken to'
Chippewa Falls, where • doctors worked
over him all day, and think he will live.
His escape was' miraculous.
MAUD GOME ARRIVES.
Reached JVew York, but the Object
of Her \ i»it Unknown.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—Among the pas
sengers on the steamship Champagne,
which has arrived here from Havre, is
Miss Maud Goniie, known as -'the Irish
Joan of Arc." She will land tomorrow
morning, and will be greeted at th« pier
by delegations of Irishmen and women.
She will proceed to the Fifth Avenue
hotel and there hold a reception.
Next Sun-day Miss Goune will deliver
an adclress at the Academy of Music.
Then she will make known the object of
her visit to this country, which is said
to be the forming of women's club:-- to
give moral and financial support to t>:o
movement recently .started in Ireland for
the perpetuation of the Irish language,
literature and art. She will also agitate
in th-e Interest of the Boer cause, and
the keeping of Irish youths from enlist
ing in the British army.
SCHAUB KEEPS MUM.
Ref nncn to Rlscuaa the Reported
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 10.—President
Schwab, of the Carnegie company, arriv
ed home tonight and waa immediately ap
proached by newspaper men for news
concerning the Carnegie-Morgan deal. In
spite of persletent questioning, Mr.
Sshv.-ab would cay practically not'iiin;^. -
When asked If there really was a deal on,
his reply was that he would not discuss
the matter in any way. The only satis
faction he would vouchsafe was that he
intended to return to New York in a few
clays and mtpht possibly have a state
ment to give the public before then