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TXXL. XI. VII. NO. G2.
BOCK ISIiAXD, 1X1., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30s 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Uitlander Circles Full of Discon
tent Under the Tyranny
of the Boars,
iAMS35 SAID 'niTE3 RECALLED.
Many Causes That Ar Leading to a Rapt
or, with Great Britain Boar Editors
Adding Fuel to tha fir. stith Incendiary
Articles State of Thine That Mast
soon Cease or Onus Are Likely to Settle
London. Dec. 20. A disquieting situ
ation is developed at Johannesburg. Ac
cording to the latest advices from there
the place Is seething with discontent, as
on the eve of the Jameson raid, in con
sequence of recent and proposed gov
ernment measures which the Uitlanders
regard as being a fresh series of Im
positions. In addition racial animosi
ties are Intensifying at the vexatious
treatment of the British-Indians and
Cap boys." which is rousing much
bitterness. There was a tier, jus develop
ment last week when a Boer policeman
murdered an Englishman named Kd
gar, entering the latter's house and
shooting him. The policeman was ar
rested upen the charge, but upon tha
following day the charge was reduced
to one of manslaughter and the police
man was allowed his liberty on ball.
The British agent demanded a restitu
tion of the charge of murder.
fioer Newspapers Are Vitriolic
The newspapers publish venomous
article on the subject. The Botr or
gan. The Rand Post, discussed the pros
pect of war with Great Britain and ad
vised that on the first British act of
war the women and children at Johan
nesburg be given twenty-four hours to
leave anil that the whole place be then
razed and that "the perpetrators of
these turbu!nt proceedings, if caught,
should be thrown Into the deep shafts
of their m'nes. with the derrls of their
machinery for costly shrouds." and add
ing that "the whole of Johannesburg
will exult If the Afrikander ward N
converted Into a gigantic rubbish heap,
as a mighty tombstone for the shot
down authors of the monitrn deed."
The Pretoria Volksteln suggests that
Jan. 2 be obesrved ad Jameson day. and
that Dr. Jameson be burned in efnpy.
Would Klioot "Wire-Puller."
The Johannesburg correspondent cf
The Times, telegraphing yesterday,
says: "Yesterday's issue of The Kami
fort contains runner lnr.amrratory ar
ticles. The paper called Saturday's pro
ceedings rebellious plots against the ex
istence of the republic and styles the
petition 'a lying ar.'J libelous document
compiled in conjunction with the Brit
ish agent's office. ' It su?gsts that If
a couple of wire-pullers were shot It
would avert war, and S3ys that Great
Britain should be required to aprolnt a
new consular staff, failing immediate
compliance with which request the en
exequateurs of the members of the pres
ent staff should be withdrawn "
Kruger Deprecates Wit Taik.
The Cape Town corespondent of Th
Dally Mall says: "President Kruger. In
the course of an Interview, has asserted
that he deprecates the warlike article
published on Wednesday by the Boer
organ. The Band Post, and declares
that he will prohibit the proposed anti
SITUATION 19 INTOLERABLE.
Reform Leaders Roused to tha Point of a
The Johannesburg correspondent of
The Daily Mail, who utters a warning
against the optimist reports cabled tj
London in the Kruger interest, says:
"I have interviewed the British consul,
who said that the Saturday demonstra
tion Impressed him as based upon deep
public feeling, while the deputation
which presented the petition was. to his
personal knowledge, composed of men
of high character and standing. Signs
are multiplying that the outlander sen
timent has been roused to the point of
asserting claims for Justice. The ex
reform leaders are debarred, under pain
of banishment from interfering in
politics, but they declare that despite
Pretoria terrorism they will not keep
silence much longer.
The present temper of the community
Is such that opposing demonstrations
will almost Inevitably be followed by
serious riots. I learn on high authority
that during the negotiations at Pretoria
regarding Saturday's demonstration the
British agent carefully avoided any ad
mission that the British government
assented to the public meetings act.
He even suggested that Great Britain
might test the legality of that measure
under the London convention. The
present position has aroused the deep
est public excitement known since the
Jameson raid, and It U plain that .ome-
thing must be done quickly toterrolnate
and intolerable situa-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards tbe food
ROMERO IS NO MORE.
Distinguished Mexican Ambassador Passes
Washington. Dec- 30. Amliassiulor
Komero. of Mexico, died this morning.
aged 62. Tbe remains will be taken
to Mexico for interment. Senor
Komero was probably tbe lest known
member of tbe diplomatic corps in
Washington, and was for some time
its dean. Wben Great Britain raised
ber mission to an embassy, tbe added
rank placed Sir Julian Pauncefote at
the head of tbe corps, though the
junior in years of Komero. who was
raised only recently from minister to
Don Matias Romero was one of tbe
most eminent statemen. writers and
diplomats of Mexico. He was born in
the citv of Caxaca Feb. 4, 1837.
Komero was unable to stand the
shock of an operation for appendi
citis last eioesiay. .Lp to 1:30
this morning, however, it was thought
he was in a lair way to recover, but
at that time a high fever set in and
be sank rapidly until his death at
4-10. Tbe funeral will proliably lie
held Sunday afternoon at St. " Ma-
tbew'a Catholic church.
He was also on intimate terms with
President Lincoln and Secretary Sew
ard. The legation was bv concurrent
arrangement of the two governments
within the last month raised to tbe
grade of an embassy, and next Tues
day had been fixed upon as the day
when Komero was to present his cre
dentials to McKinley as ambassador.
St. Louis, Dec. SO. George Ingram
Barnett, one of the pioneer architects
of St. Louis, is dead, aged 84.
Dixon. I1L. Dec 30. James A.
Ilawley, prominent Mason and active
member of the Scotish rite, is dead,
WILL YIELD TO BROOKE.
Representative Cabana to Abide by Amer
Havana. Dec. 30. The Cuban Pa
triotic committee, consisting of 1,500
leading Cuban, lawyers, doctors and
business men, at a meeting which
lasted until 4 this morniug. decided to
vield without reservation to the vish-
es of Gens. Brooke and Ludlow in the
matter of postponing the six days
celebrations, and has approved tbe
manifesto to the Cuban population of
Havana on the lines of Ludlow's re
ply on the subject of the proposed
celebrations, quoting sortie txrtions of
t and paraphrasing others. The citi
zens in Havana and Cuban soldiers
outside the city are intensely excited,
but the Patriotic committee and mili
tary chiefs of the Cubans think they
can quiet this feeling and prevent vio
SOLDIER'S ACCIDENTAL FATE
Ear Herring Meets Catastrophe at I'ana
The I-ong Straggle.
Tana. 111,. Dec. 30. Ear Herring,
trumpeter of Company C. of Spring
field, doing riot duty here, was acci
dentally shot and killed this morning
while on guard duty east of Pana.
During the storm Herring entered an
old coal shed for protection from ' the
rain. In the darkness he stumbled
and fell. His gun was discharged,
the lall passing through his heart.
It is nine months today since union
miners left the pits which are now
operated by negroes. Their struggle
for a state scale and recognition of the
union has been bitterly fought, but
there seems little more favorable pros
pect for victory than it was threj
months agoT The strikers received
today f 1,UU from the state organiza
tion. CUBAN LABORERS STRIKE.
Dock Meat in
Santiago. Dec. 30. The boon of
employment at fair wages is seeming
ly not appreciated by Cuban laborers.
Dock laborers struck for a raise of 55
cents today. They were getting (1.2-r
a day, which is 'lb cents more than
under the Spaniards. Now they re
fuse to go to work under $1.80. "Gen.
Wood told the ring leaders if they did
not instantly return to work be wouid
import enough negro laborers from
Jamaica t do the government work.
As a result several returned to work
and enough were obtained to unload
Shot the Intruder Dead.
Lexington. Dec. 30.--A special
irora rgeni. ... eastern iveutucKV.
says George Frazier.a prominent young
farmer, gave a holiday dance last
night to which John Stidbern came
unbidden. Frazier ordered Stidbern
to leave, and on his refusal to go.
shot him dea 1. Frazier gave himself
The Parting Possessions. .
Madrid. Dec. SO. The cabinet
agreed to send additional funds to
Cuba for the repatriation of the Span
ish troops remaining there. The gov
ernment considers that the prospects
for the release of tbe Spanish prison
ers in the Philippines are Tery dis
couraging. Cold Weather In the Xorth. .
West Sujerior. Wis., Dec. SO. At
8 this morning the thermometer wu
2S below zero and a -record of 34 for
the night is reported, the coldest this
To Csrs m Cold tn Ono Day.
I Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
IA11 druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 25c Tbe genuine has
L. IS. Q- on each tablet.
HAS KEPT HER WORD.
Bishop Lorenzo Snow Declares
Utah Has Not Been False
to Her Promise.
PLURAL MARRIAGE IS FORBIDDEN.
aueh Performed Since the Admission
of tha Stat. Mormon Church Not En
couragtng Nor Teaching tha Doctrine,
Bajs tha President of That Ecclesiastical
Body, and Does Not Intend So to Teach
Keler to tha Roberta Case.
Salt Lake. Utah. Dec. 30. In connec
tlon with tha election of B. H. Roberts
to congress and certain charges circa
lated by the Presbyterian board of
missions President Lorenzo Snow, of the
Mormon church, furnishes a signed
statement to a paper here In which he
says in part; "I declare most solemnly
and emphatically that the statements
which are being published to the effect
that the Mormon church is encourag
ing and teaching polygamy are utterly
untrue. Ever since the issuance of the
manifesto on this subject by President
Wilford Woodruff, my predecessor in
office, polygamous or plural marriages
have entirely ceased in Ctah.
Has Kept Her Word Sacredly.
"Since my accession to the presidency
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints I have repeatedly asserted
my intention to stand by that manifes
V and my determination not to permit
any marriage to take place under the
sanction cf the church which is con
trary to the law of the state, and I now
reaffirm that statement. The implied
understanding with the nation when
Utah entered the Union as a state has
been sacredly observed. There is no
intention-or disposition on the .part of
the church to violate or depart from it
In the future. The enabling act re
quired a provision in the legislation of
the state of Utah that polygamous or
plural marriages should be forever
prohibited. Laws have been framed
In support of this constitutional amend
ment. Heavy penalties are provided
for in case of their violation.
Roberts' Case a Secular One.
"The election of Mr. B. H. P.oberts to
the office of representative In congress
from Utah was an entirely secular af
fair. Non-Mormons participated In his
nomination In the regular convention
of his party. Non-Mormons also aided
in his election. Many Mormons, not be
ing of his party, voted for his opponent.
He was elected as an American ctizen
by American citizens, and the question
of religion did not enter into the purely
political contest. The church has noth
ing to do with the action of congress in
relation to his seat.
Has Not Violated tha Law.
"If. however, notice is to be taken of
the wild statements and anti-Mormon
fulminations in the pulpit and the press
to the effect that Mr. Roberts has vio
lated the state legislation and the re
quirement of the enabling act. it is
proper for me to state, as I do most
positively, that the charge which in
cidentally affects the church of which
we are both members. Is entirely with
out foundation in fact. If he should be
unseated, the result as to polygamy
would be no different. There have been
no polygamous marriages since 1S90.
There is no movement in the church for
the revival of such unions. I am per
sonally opposed to any such change.
My associates in the leadership of the
church unite with me in this determi
nation. The excitement that has been
caused during the last few weeks Is
without reason and it appears to me
without excuse. With a sincere desire
for the welfare, progress and redemp
tion of the whole human race. I am,
etc., LORENZO SNOW."
WELLS-FARG 0 OUT $60,000. j
Trusted Messenger Takes tha Package and
San Antonio. Tex.. Dec. 30. The local
office of the Wells-Fargo Express com
pany is out a money package contain
ing $0.0O0. The money was sent here
from Houston for the Southern Pacific
to meet its pay-roll west from this city
to El Paso. It arrived Wednesday morn
ing and was given to C. A. Beeler. the
Wells-Fargo money delivery clerk, to
hand over. Beeler started for the sta
tion and was sen en route. Four hours
after -his departure his wagon was
found five miles west of the city In a
thicket, the horse almost dead from the
effects of hard driving.
Inquiry developed the fact that no
delivery had been made. There was
no evidence of a struggle In the vicin
ity where the vehicle was found. Beeler
had beer, in the employ of the company
for nine years and enjoyed the confi
dence of all. He spent several years
on the frontier as a cowboy. His friends
stoutly assert that he is the victim of
foul play, and hi wife also Inclines to
Has Wives in Eight States.
Kansas Ci'.x. JJec Z0. Harrr C. Bow-
ell, whom the police assert has eight
wives In as many states, has been par
doned from the workhouse, where he
was sentenced for carrying concealed
weapons, on condition that he leave
Kansas City. Howell has started for
Fresno, Cal., where he says he has a
C0RJT1SH FOISOJTIKO CASE,
Detectives at New York Declare It as Much
a Mystery as Kvrr.
New York. Dec. 20.
Cornish poisoning case regains as great
a mystery as ever. Whe the detective
bureau, the district attorney's office,
the coroner's office and ethers seeking
to find a solution of ths strange case
ended their labprs for the day all said
nothing had Been learned that might
assist in bringing the gfcUty person' to
The police are inclined
i bslieve tha
the person who sent the
ish is a woman, althou
son to .Corn
Is of the most flimsy character, and Is
largely based on opinions of more or
less responsible parties. ' Cornish, who
was also poisoned at the- time of Mrs,
Adams death, is now completely out of
danger, though confined to bed at the
Knickerbocker Athletic club.
ILLINOIS TEACHERS ADJOURN.
Albert G. Lane, of Chicago. Elected Presl-
dent of the Association.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 50. The Illinois
State Teachers' association adjourned
last night. The last numbers on the
programme were a memorial address
on the late State Superintendent S. M.
Inglis. by his successor, tlon. Joseph N,
Freeman, and an addreSs oh "Abraham
Lincoln," by Hon. Isaac '.N. Phillfps. re
porter of the Illinois tfupreme court
The association adopted Resolutions fa
voring a larger appropriation for the
work of the state superintendent s of
fice: summer schools at-the University
of Illinois; free text books and opposing
state uniformity of text books
The following officers J were elected:
President, Albert Q. Lane. Chicago
secretary. Joel M. BowBy. Metropolis;
railroad secretary, W. C. Payne. Hins-
Alton Railway Sale Again.
New York. Dec. CO. The Evening
Post says: Negotiation have been prac
tically completed for the purchase of
the Chicago and Alton railroad by in
terests represented by K. H. Harrlman
of this city. While the purchasers de
clined to say anything on the subject it
can be stated on trustworthy authority
that the purchasers intend to maintain
and operate the road as .an independent
line for the benefit of certain other It.
portant railroad systemF.
Urllls.li War Ofti-e Puzzled.
London, Dec. r.O. The war office here
is puzzled by an invitation received
from the governor of Florida to send
representatives to the national militi
convention. whiL-h Is to take place at
Tampa. Kla.. on Feb. S. The British
otlicials have be?n endeavoring to as
certain the purposes of the convention.
and finally decided .to .write to the gov
ernment of th-- United. States on the
subject, asking for information prior to
coming to a decision.
Millers to Meet a Detroit.
St. .Louis. Dec. 30. At t.v.e semi-an
nual meeting of orlicers of the fraterni
ty of Operative Millers of America, held
here, it has been decided to hold the
next annual- convention at Detroit in
June. 1S99. St. Louis. Omaha and Kan
sas City put forth strong inducements
to secure the convention.
Coal Strike Declared OfT.
Carlinville. Ills.. Dec. 20. The strike
In the Carlinville coal shaft is ended
the union miners returning to work
yesterday. The controversy was setiled
when Alva Witt, the topman whose dis
charge was demanded by the union,
voluntarily resigned his position.
Wisconsin Teacher El. ot Officers.
Milwaukee. Dec. 30. At the closing
general session of the Wisconsin Teach
ers' association yesterday the following
officers were elected: President. John
T. Flavin, superintendent of Dodge
county schools: secretary, H. A. Whip
ple, of Whitewater
Suicide at a Chicago Hotel.
Chicago. Dec. 30 Htr.ry Clay Mont
gomery, grain dealer aad leading
business man at Deontur. Ills., and for
merly treasurer of Macc-n county, killed
himself in his room at the Great North
ern hotel some time between Wednes
day afternwn and yesterday morning.
The revolver was still
hand. Financial trout
!utchcd in one
Jos growing out
of his grain business
ieit Decatur are
iJ.-n him to sui-
supposed to have dri
Keinses tu (irantlthe Writ.
Lansing. Mich.. Dec. io. Chief Justice
Grant, of the state suareme court, has
denied an application for' a writ of er
ror under which the express revenue
stamp case could be removed to the
United States supreme court. The court
recently decided that tl e Americar Ex
press company must p ly for the reve
nue stamps affixed to i s bills of lading.
Hoarseness, sore throat and constant
coughing indicate that tbe bronchial
tubes are suffering; from a bad cold,
Trhich may develop ifcto pleurisy or
Inflammation of the unga. Do not
waste health and str ngth by wait
ing, bat use Dr. JehrT .'.Bull's Cough
Syrup at once. This vonderful rem
c !y cares all throat nd lung affec
tions in an astonishinJrly short time.
res Hoarseness and Sore Throat.
Dts are small and pleas r I to take. Doctors
letritactti tlm Price j eta. At all druggists.
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Big Store With Little Prices. -
Just received a new lot of fine Over
coats especially for the Holidays. All
the new shades of Coverts, Kerseys and
Friezes in all styles and shapes. See
our line of Light Colored Coverts from
10. OO to $15.66.
We have a large stock of Suitable
Presents for men and boys.
WAS A EEAL EN0CH ARDEN.
Comes Home After Long Absence, Sees
Wife and Children, and Says Nothing.
Augusta, Ills., Dec. 30. Tennyson's
story of Enoch Arden is equaled by a
drama of real life which culminated
here in the departure of Mrs. Wylie lay
ers, of this place, for Colorado last
week. She went to Join her first hus
band, who until recently was supposed
by her to be dead. The mysterious dis
appearance and supposed murder of
Randolph Garwood, which caused a
sensation eighteen years ago, is ex
plained. Garwood was selling silver
ware for a Chicago house in the towns
of Hancock county. One night in 18S1
he was last seen going upon the Mis
sissippi bridge at Hamilton. He was
supposed to have been murdered and
throws into the river. His wife and two
children living here mourned him as
Ten years later Mrs. Garwood mar
ried Wylie Byers. a wealthy farmer
here. They lived happily together until
a year ago, when he died at their home
in Carthage, survived by his wife and
one child. The woman then moved back
to Augusta and lived here until last
week. But Garwood was not dead. He
went to Colorado, taught school, was
elected county superintendent of
schools, later published a newspaper.
and prospered. Five years ago he came
back to this county, learned that his
wife had married, saw her and his two
children, but did not reveal his iden
tity, returning to his Colorado home.
Having learned of the death of Dy
ers. Garwood wrote to his wife last
August, imparting to her the fact that
he was alive, and a correspondence en
sued which culminated in the departure
of the woman.
Senator Mitt bell s Son Badly Hurt.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Dec. 30. David
Mitchell, son of ex-Senator Mitchell, of
Wisconsin, was thrown from his polo
pony yesterday and lies at death's door.
Mitchell was thrown on his head and
his pony felt on him and rolled over.
Death of Ambassador Romero.
Washington. Dec. 30. Ambassador
Romero, of Mexico, died this morning
at 4 o'clock, from the effect of an op
eration for appendicitis, aged 62 years.
Triumph of tha English lparroar.
Niles. Mich., Dec. 20. Representative
Burdick, at the coming session of the
legislature, will Introduce a bill to re
peal the Michigan sparrow bounty law.
The birds do not seem to decrease and
the law has given unscrupulous persons
opportunity to swindle the treasurers
of southern counties in the state out of
thousands of dollars by poisoning spar
rows by the wholesale in Indiana and
then bringing them over In Michigan
and collecting 3 cents per head.
fetrnek at a Grade Crossing.
Monroe. Wis.. Dec. 20. John Trickle.
a saloonkeeper, was struck on a cross
ing by a south-bound Illinois Centra!
passenger -train, three-fourths of a
mile north of the city. He was thrown
fifty feet. He has a fracture of the
skull and his right leg is broken above
and below the knee and he cannot live.
He Is 44 years of age and has a wife and
one son. Trickle was out exercising a
colt when the accident occurred.
ConaMtr't to the Consecration.
SprlBilelJ, Ills., Dec. 30. At a meet-
ing" or the standing 'committee or the
Episcopal church held in this city on
Tuesday it was unanimously voted that
Theodore N. Morrison, bishop-elect for
the diocese of Iowa, be consecrated.
Deed of a Jealous Husband.
Wichita. Kan., Dec. SO. At Furley,
twelve miles north of Wichita. Thomas
Greene killed his wife and t-n shot
himself. He will die. Jealo;...-., is th
alleged cause... 0 . ,
Allison is now "father of the senate."
having served nearly, twenty-six years.
William K. i Vanderbilt, Jr.. U-reported
to be engaged to Mies Virginia
Sandow. the strong man, who recently
discovered that he had a voice, is now
in training as a basso singer.
Three children, with their sick father
and their mother, were found by the
police atChicago on the verge of starva
tion. The late Karon Ferdinand Rothschild
left 100,000 to the Evelina Hospital for
children, founded In memory of his
Grand Duke Cyril Vladlmirovitch of
Russia and first cousin of the czar will
arrive in Chicago Monday cn route to
The Jail at Summitville. Ind., was
burned, and Fred Ror'.in. of Anderson.
Ind.. Incarcerated for drunkenness, was
burned to death.
Mrs. Lily Lord Tlfft, secretary of the
American Association for the Advance
ment of Women, died at her home in
Buffalo. N. Y.. yesterday.
A final permit of organization has
been issued by the Illinois auditor to
the Hill-Dodge Banking company, of
Warsaw. The capital is $100,000.
The official canvass of the vote cast
for governor at the New York election
gives Theodore Roosevelt a plurality of
17.786 over Augustus Van Wyck.
The beautiful memorial hall of the
Grand Army of the Republic In the
Public Library building at Chicago was
appropriately dedicated yesterday.
A special from Washington says that
former Governor Merriam. of Minne
sota. Is slated to succeed Secretary
Hitchcock as ambassador to Russia.
A statement Just compiled shows that
there are now 120.000 head of cattle,
being fed for market on the line of
Gulf. Colorado and Santa Fe railroad.
The comptroller of the currency has
received information of the failure of
the Colebrooke National bank, of Cole
brooke, N. H. It was robbed by its
The highest price ever paid in many
years for a seat on the New York
Stock exchange, 130.000, waa paid yes
terday by Frank Jay Gould, youngest
son of the late Jay Gould.
Figures have been collected in a
suburb of Berlin showing that 44 per
cent cf all the children work two to
three hoars at homo before school hours
P.v tha hnvln emanating from it. we
judge that tbe baby is not cutting teeth.
but that tbe teeth axe cutting tne imvy
Tbe words of praise bestowed upon
Hood's Sarsaparilla by those who bare
taken it prove the merit of tbe medicine.
A Good Time
Next 30 Days
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