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VOIi. XliVIlI. NO. 49.
BOCK ISAXD, ILL.. TIIUBSDAY, DECEM15EI? 14, 189U.
PBTGE THEEE CENTS.
He and Gen. Clery Reported
to Have Captured
CASUALTIES TO THE ENGLISH.
Number of Killed and Wound
ed at Modder River
London. LVc. 14. A Pietermaritz-
lurg special say a: 'Gens. Duller and
Clery have entered Ladvsmith and
c aptured 10,000 Boers."
London. Dec. 14. The official re
port give the total number killed,
wounded and missing of all arms in
the engagement Sunday and Mondy
north or Modder river as17. Fif
teen officers were killed. 4 wonnded
and 6 are missing. One is known to
bava been made prisoner.
London, Dec. 14 The war office has
received a message stating there were
650 casualties among the non-com
missioned officers and men of the
Highland btigade at Msgersfontein
The brigade lout 10 officers killed, 34
wounded and 4 missing.
London, Dec. 14. The war office
Las received from Gen. Gatacre the
following list of casualties: Second
Koval Irish, 10 killed. 32 wuanded;
"second Northumbeclands, IS k lied,
London. Dec. 14 A revised list of
British casual' ies at Magersfonteiu
makes the number 832.
London, Dec. 14 The BrilUh wai
office has heard nothing of the storv
rfthereli.f of Lad vujith. Officials
Ho not credit the report, as relief of
I be place at such earlv date is be
lieved to be practically impossible.
HETlll EN ICHKCKBO.
Mttli a Bloody Defeat on Ilia Latest At-
( tack on the) Boris.
IixImi. lce. 14. Cem-rul Mi-tliua
!i:is, Ih-cii clicked ill a pohit north of
MNldir river, with the lieiiviext""lui
of men yet suffered by the British. The
tijrht lMTran Sunday and w:i ootitlit-u-U
.Moiufuy early iu the morninc.
when by some reuijirkalile military
strategy the Itritish udvain-cd to with
in lino yards of the Boer siliin with
out knowing the Itoer were near until
ihey heard their rifles crnokiiijr uud
tsaw Kritish soldiers fallius. Methueu
telei;f:tpliel that the British loss was
""irreut. The followluj: is the latest at
this writing from Afethtieii dated yes
terday at i :.'J0 . ill.: "As the Boers ot-
vupitnl their trenches . stroujily this
morniu;r. 1 retired in perfect order
liere. where I am In seenrity. I have
feathered from some of the prisoners
and from our meii with the am
bulances, who talked with the Boers,
that the enemy's losses' were terrible,
some "orps belnjr completely wiped our.
The Boers b:ivc been most kind to my
wounded." A moti); the dead rciwrted
Is General Wauchote, who was a vet-
erau of many wars.
Called Ibe Battle of Magersfonteln.
The battle is called Masersfonteiu.
Julian Uulph. dewrlbiuir it in n spe-lal
dispatch to The Daily Mail says: "The
Boers were entrenched at MaKersron-
telu. four miles north of Modder river.
At dawn Monday the Highlanders, ad
vancing across the veldt, were suftdcu-
Iv subjected to a murderous tire from
the trenches about IStO yards iu front.
The greater iwirt of the fearful loss of
ihe day was thus suffered in a single
minute. Startled and overwhelmed,
the brigade retired nuickly. but soon
rallied and retained thetrpos'tlon. This
was on the left. On the right the
guards brigade advanced across the
veldt against other trenches and
fought an Invisible foe for fifteen
hours. At 11 in the morning the Gor
don Highlanders were sent forward.
The Boors allowed them to pass one
line of trenches and then enfiladed
them. raked the Boers trenches
with artillery throughout the day. The
lighting only -eased with nightfall.
Mowed l)9wi by the II an tired.
The folowing additional news of the
mjr:enieut hits, leen rej-eived: "The
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
powder are the greatta
ot the preset oay.
COL lerW "r'HaWafc
British casualties Included the Mar
quis of Winchester major of the sec
ond battalion oldtreani guards, who
was killed, and Colonel Ilownham. of
of the first battalion Gordon High
landers, who was mortally wounded.
When the highlanders met the mur
derous nolnt-blank fire of the Boers.
about 2H were mowed down. The
Black Watch regiment on reform in
was nble to master only 1W men. The
"Boors lost heavily in the trenches and
also in the wire entanglements when
the j- came into the oien in an attempt
to make a flank attack on the British
Cull Id Not Carry the Trenebe.
"The terrific British artillery tire pro
voked no response except from the
Boer rifle,s until nearly 4 o'clock in the
aiternoou. wnen the liortlon Highland
ers lorineu to renew tne attack on
the entreuched kopje. They advanced
with the utmost gallantry to attack
the Bock, close to the place where
lay their dead and wounded comrade
of the Highland brigade. The euemv
-oiened with a heavy shrapnel lire a
the British advanced, and it was found
physically impossible to take the Bo
trench. The British got within 'JtM
yards, but could not get nearer. It was
here that Colonel Downhaui fell. The
Boers had had free, recourse- to barbed
wire eutanglcmuts, which offered
great obstacles even after the damage
inflicted by the British artillery tire,
RUTH FOBCE3 AS THEY WERE.
Suiue Positions as Before the Hattle More
Troops for South Africa.
"Tills morning J Tuesday I lxti sides
occupied the ositlons they held tiefore
the battle, the greateft bravery was
displayed liy lioth officers ami men,
The wounded Include Lieuteunut Col
onel A. r.. Codrlngton and Captain
Sterling, both of the'lirst battalion of
the Coldstream guards. A detachment
of ISoers Hsted among some thick
bushes to the east miiiutaiiied n most
destructive lire on our right. With the
remarkable t::lent for taking cover
which the Boer always displays they
wen, geuerally siicaking. virtually In
visible, and although the enemv's artil
lery wus practically sllenc-ed. his rifle
lire was so uersistent and concentrated
as well as usually well aimed, that it
was absolutely Impossible for the Brit
ish infrtutry to take th:- position by as
The siHH-Ial correspondent of The
Daily Mail at Modder river, dtsciiliina
the lighting, says: "The Boer trenches
extended tar beyond the kopje Into the
oien plain. IIioe on the plain were
hidden by screns of leaves. Those
near the kopje were guarded by a
double llti" of barlM-d wire. Kvldentlv
ihcy feared onr storming and bayonet
attack- The Boors are still in larger
force than we found them at Modder
river, outnumbering us by almost three
to one. The Transvaalers are apnarent-
y dominating in their military coun
cils, although in a minority."
Iondoii. lec. '14. A special dlsufttch
from Pretoria hy way of Lourenzo
Manines says: "While the battle of
Muge'rsrontehi was prnreedlng the Free
State artillery engugi! an armored
train alone; the lailwayllne .toward Bel-
uioat. Fotry-one prisoners belonging to
tin- first battalion . of the Cordon
Highlanders have Just trnvers-'d Ja-
t-ohsdal. In the last atta-k on Surprise
Mil three leading Pretoria townsmen
were killed and several others
wounded, causing great sorrow here
Loudon. Dec. 14. The Associated
l'ress understands that the war office
j .'..lernay oeenieu. in consequence ot
Lord Metliuen's losses at Magersfou-
tcin. to mobilise an Kighth division iu
reserve and to send the Seventh divis
ion to the Cape. Certain foreign sta
tions will probably lie garrisoned with
militia: and. if necessary, volunteers
wyi le cnlhnl to take the places of the
militia at home. It is also likely that
the militia reserves will be Kent out
to join their respective battalions.
C(iNE TO JOIN THE BOKRS.
Tnenl j-r'ire Young Irishmen. Spanish
War Veterans. Have Lett Cleveland.
Cleveland. Dec. 14. The Plain Deal
er says: A party or twenty-nve young
Irishmen have left this city to join the
Boers in their right against Great Brit
ain. At New York these young men.
who are mosttv veterans of the Span
ish-American war. will join almut ."VO
oilier Irishman, and the entire party
will sail from New York on Saturday
for Paris. Iu the latter .city the men
will join an Irish regiment being
formed to go to the assistance of the
Five hundred more Irishmen will fol
low to Paris In a couple of weeks.
Plans have already been made for the
entire regiment of 1.0t to reach the
scene of the fighting. Major William
.1. 51eason.one of the ln'st-known Irish
men In this city, said: I his move
ment has leen on foot among the Irish
in Cleveland for altout three weeks. In
two weeks another party from here.
will leave for New York to enlist in the
'.. F.'aie tpoeaval freold.
Iudianaiiolis. Dec. 14. An upheaval
among manufacturers of tin plate is
romised shortly with an early change
the market, the overthrow or the
new trust, and the formation or pome
kind of an organization to take its
place. Two years ago tin plate was
J.2T a lox. Today it is rJii and an
other advance of 10 per cent, will bo
made within two weeks. This rapid
increase has caused new plants to be
established at Wheeling. W. Va Wash
ington. Pa.. Itodgers. Pa- Muskegon.
Mkii.. and others are promised at
Pittsbnrg. Denver and San Franclwo.
All of these are independent concerns.
Is Opposed to Chnrch Fairs.
Cincinnati. Dee. 14. Uev. n. K.
Itobbins. of the Lincoln Park Baptist
Institutional church, has caused a sen-
ration hen' by denouncing church fairs
and bazaar as wicked. He says it Is
more Cod-like to lt the itoor starve to
death than to provide for i hem through
a charity ball. He denounce solicita
tions of tnerehants and says bow utter
ly the merchants must despise these
'Better do it than wish it done."
Better enre caUarrh by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla -that complain because
von saner irom iu
Subscribe fi- Tin: Ace vs.
HOT AFTER ACUIN ALDO
Last Heard from H;m Ha Was
Twenty Hours Ahead of
HOPED EE HAD FOUND A EEFUGE
But Was KuilelT Disillusioned When Be
Heard of Url Pllar's Ilefeat and Death
Couiniaader of tbe Bodycnard Died Like
a Soldier Insurgent Cuief To Be Given
No Best AnotUer Important Filipino
raptured Fifteen Hundred Spanish
Prisoners Heleased' '
Manila, Dec. 14. A detachment of
Col. Haves' cavalry under Lieut. Ar
hold, captured Bianabato. a mountain
stronghold where the last insutrection
ended with the peace treaty.
Manila. Dec l.J. IOukJ i. iu. The
following dispatch, dated Cervantes
Iec. o, has just been received from a
correspondent of The Associated l'ress
with Major March's battalion: "Maj
or March, with Captains Jonkinson
and Cunningham, Lieutenants Tomp
kins. Ituckcr, McClelland and Power
and 125 men, is al)Ut starting for Bolt.
too, the principal town in the province
of that name, to the northeast, through
an absolutely desolate country and
over a mountain ten thousand feet
high. He Is pursuing Aguinaldo, whose
escort, now reduced to fifty men. Is
known to be there. According to the
natives Aguinaldo intends to disguise
tiimself and to take a circuitous trail
toward Hayombong, province of
Twenty Hours Ahead of L's.
, Major March with 3no men arrived
at Cercautes. in the heart of the Tilad
mountains, on the evening of Dec. o.
alMjut twenty hours liehtud Aguinaldo,
who had believed he had round an in
accessible refuge. On Dec. 2 the
merican commander had a wonder
ful tight In a cloud-enveloped, niouu
taln pass y.tWKi feet alove the sea, com
pletely routing tJeneral " IregorIo del
Pilar s force-of ih picked men In a
position almost strong enough to rival
1'heruiopylae. tienrnl Pilar died at the
front of his men. urging them to tuake
a stand, until the ball of a sharpshoot
er pierced his head. His followers
tried to carry away the body, but were
compelled to lay it down."
March Kesuiues the Chase.
Two of the Americans were killed
and were burled by their comrades
where they fell. The others, carrying
nine wouned, camped for the night oil
too of the .mountain, an eminence of
4.000 feet, suffering greatly from the
cold blasts. In the morning they
moved down the trail to . DuganuL.
where they larned that AguiualJo.
with a few-men and three women, all
carried on litters borne by Igorrotes.
had paVsed along the same trail tj Cer
vantes,' where he was jiuring. the
Lit. A runner had brought hliu the
news of the death of his chief of staff.
He was greatly affected and prepared
instantly for flight. Ceuerul Cou-
ceicIou. with six olllcers. who had de
serted Aguinaldo, surrendered when
Major March reached Cayan. province
of I.epanto. .
"On arriving at Cervantes Major
March secured five days' rations, made
arrangements for his sick and
wounded. and. having chost'n '2
mounted and KM) unmounted men, re
sumed the chase at daybreak."
' KOTEO FILII'INO CAFICKED.
Was Ayninaldo's Ablest Adviser Whole
Mahini. former secretary of state iu
the so-called hilipino government, and
Aguiualdo's ablest adviser, although
of late withdrawn from official connex
ion -from Uie insurrection, has been
apt u red by Ceneral Mat-Arthur near
Iiosales. He will be brought to .Manila.
Mahini has been the leader of the ex
treme anti-American faction.
Ceneral Tirona. commanding the Fil
ipinos in the province of Cn travail, snr-
endered the entire province of Aparri
on Uee. it to aptain Aiccana. or the
United .States cruiser Newark. Captain
McCalla appointed him civil governor
of the iorvince. subject to the ap
proval of tJeneral Otis. The surrender
was with the honors of war. Captain
McCalla reviewed the insurgents anil
leneral Tirona reviewed the naval
for-es. The Amerioaus presented arms
while the Insurgeut generals were
Lieutenant Colonel Howes reports
how definitely that tJeneral Tiuto la
onveying Amercian prisoners north.
ltmce. of the First Xevada. and Kd-
wards. of the Yorktown. were rescued
near Iai I'az. Hwe is rapidly pursu
ing Tino with Penn's battalion of the
Washington. Dec. 14. The naval ae-
ount of the oieratlons of the ships in
iiizou is contained iu two cablegrams
from Admiral Watson at Cnvite. dated
e-. IS: "Burwell reports that the
Wheeling landed a naval force and a
detachment of troops. Kaiaj-r -commanding,
sixteen miles .north of
Laloag. Luzon, and attacked the city
vesterdav, releasing l.obo Spaniards.'
Vui holding at the request of General
Young. No easualties."
The sexud -ablegram simply tells
of TIrona's surrender of Aparri.
Revised Returns from Boston.
Boston. Dec. 14. Revised returns
from all the wards and precincts in
ne ruy snow uui t nomas nan.
be Kepublican -andidate for mayor.
was elected hre Tuesday by a plnrali-
v of 2.0S4. Ms total vote Wing 4O.0TS
while that of the Icmocratic non.ani-e.
;eneral P. A. Collins. was"SS..-iOI. The
vote was the large! ever. cast at a mit-
icial election in Boston.
Cy ! Seaf l.. tbil.
Washington. Dec. II. Among the
nominations sent to the senate yot.-trT-day
was that of William J. Bynum, of
ndlaua. to le general appraiser ot
Ud Mom s Uses'. "
El wood.-Did.. Dec. .14- Daniel B.J
King." of this cltv. has been QQoiniii,
aujacrt.-r gtrerui or lliC Roa"""Men's
league for the reservation of In
OBJECTIONS IN TriE WAY.
House (Till Honor- Neither George Wash.
larton Nor Daniel Webster. . . .
Washinpton, Dec. 14 In tbe
bouse Cox, of Tennessee, rankirg
minority member of tbe backing aad
enrrcnev committee of the last con-
gres. opened the debate today in op
position to tbe currency nil.
Lanham, of Texas, opposing the
bill, said it was in ell ct a proposition
to change the character of obligations
of debtors without their consent.
A resolution was introduced iu the
house by Williams, of Mississippi,
expressive of the position of tbe dem
ocratic leaders on th9 Philippines. It
declares an intention to recognize the
independence of the Jruipinos, with
draw our forces on agreement to re
fund the f20.000.000 paid to Spain,
and give a naval and coaling station,
with free access to Philippine ports in
perpetuitv. It . pledges our friendly
assistance, and guarantees against
foreign aggression for 10 years, dur
ingr which time the foreign affairs of
the islands will be under American
In the senate, on motion of Chind
er. Pe'.tijrrew'a resolution asking
whether the flag of the Philippine re
public had ever ' been ? saluted by
tbe American forcer, was lid on the
table. 41 to 2 J. The senate-agreed to
the h nise resolution for Christmas
adjournment, Dec. 20 to Jan. S, and
adjourn d. . " ":
Washington, Dif. 14. Yesterday's
session of the senate- consumed only a
few minutes. Some routine business
was trasacted. but 'beyond the intro
duction of bills nothing of consequence
The currency debate in the house
lasted from If a. m. until lo'J P- m.,
with a recess of three hours for dinner.
The pressure for time to speak con
tinues, as most of the members desire
to make contributions to the literature
of the occasion. Much of it. however,
seems to In? for home consumption.
So far as known twelve Democrats
eight from New York, two from Penn
sylvania and one each from Maryland
and Massachusetts will vote for the
bill. The house adopted a resolution
for -a holiday recess from Wednesday.
Dec. 20, to Wednesday, Jan. a. but
objections killed promotions to ad-
iourii over toLiy in. honor of the asli
ington memorial exercises, and to ap
point a committee to attend the un
veiling of a mounuteut of Daniel Web
ster. - t
Richardson, the Democratic leader.
asked uuanimos consent that the house
adiourn over today iu ftrder that the
xumiibers might participate in the
ashingrun memorial servicus. cayn
objected, -Moody of llassachusettes
asked unanimous consent that a com
mittee of five members !o appointed
from the house to Join a committtee
of three from the senate' to be present
at the unveiling. .Tan. 1S of the statue
of Daniel Webster. fThen Bailey
asked why the miles should be sus
lHuded to do honor to an illustrious
American when the-house bad just re
fused to no honor to (Jeorge Washing
ton, the ceutenuary. of whose death
was to lie made the occasion of mem
orial exercises tomorrow.
MINE STOCKS JUMPING.
Reports From frotvth ; Africa Send Hand
Stocks Away I'p
London, Dec. 14. On the stock ex
change this afternoom Band mines
stock suddenly jumpeq up", full 1
on rumors that Gen. Qlerv ha en
tered Ladysmith and tbkt Gen. Buller
has captured S.UUO JLSoe
Interesting; to AU Interested im Interest.
Gage- h& decided.,
binds. It wiJl amour
Cincinnati. Dec H. A telegram
comes to the chief officers of .the cigar
makers' union here from National Or
ganizer .lames stating tliat at Heading.
Pa., lie had unearthed :fn entire plant
manufacturing union jjcignr labels
most of which found a tiarkct in C'iu
Another Gavel for Henderson.
IMiM-stone. Minn.. Dot 14. A hard-
some. piiM'stono gavel was yesterday
sent to Itepresentative M lcary to be
presented to Sieker IIeiibrMon. I he
i.. ,t.i . - . i ......... n...f
iiciiii is it Ftoiiu ' im ui .jjiiM-nioot- uuu
the handle is decorated vith gold.
Loss of .V,000 bf Fire.
Sheldon. In.. Dec. 14. h'uesday night
fire startd in. Harroa Kros.' store
and ltefore' it wns sutsliu-d hail de-
troynl f50 0N) worth of proerty. IJar-
ron Bros, suffering, the heaviest.. The
loss was well insured.
Gen. Weed Gets a High Position.
Washington. Iee. 14. The president
has appointed General I,eoiiard WohI
military governor of Cuba, vice Major
;eenral Hrooke. who Us ordered to
Fiug-rce C la ths L, cltuilsrs.
Detroit. !-. 14. tSorernor I'ingreo
yesterday sent out a call for an extra.
session of the legislature to convene
Monday. I ee. 18, "to cousider the sub-
j,,,,,,, of nn amendment, or amend
ments. to the tnst iutfen which will
ix-rniit the enactment tf laws which
will provib for the eijual taxation of
all proiertr," etc.
Goldsaaith Has sloped.
Middletown. X. Y., Dec. 11. Louis
A. Goldsmith. ' defaulting assistant
cashier of the National bank, of Port
Jervis. -has- disappeared. 4itldinith'f.
defalcations wetp jdlsooveri Nov. II
and will aggregate? irt er FZJ").
Chair Ti as la a Failajsw
Milwaukee. WlsJ IVe. Y. It is un
derstood by those) . inlereftied .-in this
city that the proposed bo fhair trust
has failed ot orsaAizatoiUs . .
1$ Anticipate tbe
ou L'nked States
itlo five and a
THAT FAIR MYSTERY
Ellis Glenn Now Said
Been a Feminine
ON BUSINESS BENT AT HILLSB00
It Is More Than Probable. According to
Uie Latest Keport Butterine Case
Thrown Out of the Supreme Court Pro
cedure Was Wrong; Report on the Crops
Gut. Tanner OA for Washington Sui
cide of a Galcsburg Man.
Mattoon, Ills.. Dee. 14. A railroad
man, who was here Tusday on busi
ness," says he happened to be on the
train on which "KUis-' Glenn, the wo
man accused of masquerading as a
man, was being taken to IlillslHiro by
the sheriff to answer a charge of
ierjury. lie recognized her as a wont
un he had seen before. "My knowledge
of the tJIeun woman dates back seven
or eight years." he said. "1 was then
employed by the manager of a detec
tive agency in Ohio, and this woman
was employed on imiKirtaut work by
the same agency. She came into the
manager's private office frequently
when I was there, and he greeted her
as Alice, which name others also called
her by and it was then understood that
Cunningham was her last name.
Shrewdest Sleuth on the Koll.
"Alice was known to most employes
of the agency as tlje shrewest detective
on the rolls, and she was never Idle. I
never met her at any other place than
iu the manager's ottice. None of the
employes could state whether she was
married or single, and no one heard
her mention the name of any relative.
but It developed later that she was the
mother of a newly-born babe. The
manager of the detective agency for
which she worked has visited Hills-
boro since the arrest of "Kills" tlleiin.
and has furnished counsel for her de
' In Montgomery County on Business. -
"From what I kuow of the woman
and her former employer. I am led to
believe that she was engaged on a
very important case all the time she
spent iu Montgomery county, and that
the guise of sewing machine agent was
only used temiorarily. She was too
good in her line to waste time trying
to ell sewing machines, or to wasto
time in men's clothes making love to a
pretty girl, unless there wus an end
to le reached by so doing which would
aid her in her serious work."
ILLINOIS BUTTERINE CASK.
Supreme Court Refuses tn Issue a Man
1 dauius Against a Justice.
Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 14. Iu the su
preme court yesterday the petition of
Charles Y. Knight, of Chicago; for a
writ of mandamus to compel Justice
r( he Peace George W. Underwood to
Issue a warrant for the arrest of Alex
ander McNabb, for a . violation of the
butterine law. was denied. The com
plaint is that McNabb sold to iwtition
er a mixture of butterine and stiiue.
with butter, anil ou another occasion
Is full and running over vvitji the best selected stock of
Xmas presents for men, boys and children. We have
a full assortment of the following articles suitable, for
Ways M unlets.
Reversible Mufflers. ;
Square Mu filers.
De JoinviTe Ties.
Suits and Overcoats.
Cut This Out and Bring
reselnnie "butter, both iu violation o
law. and that when Knight made com
plaint lef ore Justice I'mlerwood the
latter refused to issue warrants on the
ground that the oleo law was invalid.
The court holds' that where an in
ferior court refuses to act it has the
power to ask such court to proeeeeJ,
but has no power to direct iu what
manner it shall proceed. . The court
also holds that the proper pnx-edure
in the prosecution of McNabb ia
through the state's attorney of Cook
county, and expressed the belief that
the object of the petition for man
damus was to get some expression
from the court as to the constitution
ality of the law referred to.
KKPORT ON ILLINOIS CROPS.
Condition f Wheat Nearly Normal Dec 1
Complaint of Hessian Fly.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 14. Accord
ing to the crop reintrts of crop corre
spondents made to the Illinois depart
ment of agriculture under date of Dec.
1. the area devoted to winter wheat
this fall is 11 )er cent, smaller than
last year, when .'.'Jr8.:!iM acres werere
lorted by assessors, the present area
being 2.02S.IKHI acres. In northern Illi
nois the area reported is ;;.(HJO acres,
iu central Illinois ,s..utM) acres, and in
the southern division of the state 1,
Although there is complaint of Hes
siitn fly from a good many counties,
the condition of the crop on Dee. 1 was
nearly normal. leing J4 per cent, of an
average iu the northern divisiou of. the
state. Ud per cent, in the central, and
00 ier cent, iu the southern 5livisiou.
The rye area is given as 1K!,'J(H acres,
a deficiency of 1 per cent., as com
pared with 1:1st year. The condition
is itX.Mi per cent.
The corn area is ti.'.t41.."iiM) acres. Last
year it was 0.044,000 acres.. Tile aver
age yield per acre of thirty-seven
bushels this yeiir is considerably above
the yield of last year.
Suicide at a Lodging House.
Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 14. About 11
o'clock Tuesday night a well dressed
man. apparently iTO years of age. se
cured a room at the lodging house of
Mrs. M. Peterson. lie gave no nanus
but stated -that he was from Uales
burg. . He 'was found dead suicide
yesterday at. noon. His name was G.
.1. Hahn. it developed. An empty pnpvr
labeled "Strvehnlne" told how he had
She Went lilting and Scratching.
Ilillsboro. Ills.. Dee. 14. Kllis tJlenu,
the mystery, bit and scratched an
adieu to Ilillsboro Tuesday night. The
woniau who for three years deceived
the citizens of Litchfield by dressing
iu male attire was carried by force to
the railway station, where she was
loaded ou n train for West Virginia.
Gov. Tanner Goes to Washington.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 14. Governor
Tanner went to Chicago Tuesday night,
where he spent yesterday, leaving late
last night for Washington to attend
a Moving of the committee appoint. -d
some time agn by President McKlnley
to arrange for holding the Columbian
nrtnli erwiry in, IS02.
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Take Laxative IJromo Quinine Tablets.
All drnpgists refund the money if it
fails to cure. - K. W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 cents.
it Along. We May Help You.
Impressive Ceremonies at the
ton. SCENES TODAY AT ML VERNON
Eloquent Tribute Paid by Pres
ident McKinley Many
Washington, Dec. 14. Mt. Vernon
was the scene today of the most
unique and impresaive ceremony in
its rich, picturesque history. Masons
of high degree from all over the
United St ate 9 and Canada met at the
tomb of Washington in services com
memorating the hundredth anniver
sary of the death of the greatest
President Pays Tribute.
President McKinley delivered an
eloquent tribute to the memory of the
first president. Senators, representa
tives and high ollicials of the govern
ment and distinguished private citi
zens were participants and spectators
in the solemn service. Later in the
day when tbe Masonic ceremonies had
been concluded, the Independent Older
of Red Men succeeded them in honor
ing the memory o, Washington with
the rites of their order.
In Mew York.
New York. Dec. 14 St. Taul'd
chapel, where George Washington at
tended cervices while he lived iu New
York, was the scene of the commem
oration of the h undredthnni versa ry
of his death today in the presence of rep
resentatives ef ihe various revolution
ary societies. Rev. Morgan Dix con
ducted the services. The sermon was'
delivered by Dr. Mancius R. Huttou.
bf Rutger college. Minute guns
were fired at Castle William while tbe
service lasted. Several minor me
morial services were held during the
SAY CHUR1HILL ESCAPJED.
Kenurt That the Vounc Newspaper Corres
pondent la No Longer Prisoner. .
Liuranzo Marques, Dec. 14 Wins
ton Churchill, the newspaper corres
pondent ami former officer of the 4th
Hussars, who was captured at the
time of, the armored train .disaster
tear Estcourt Nov. 16, has escaped
from Pretoria. .- - -
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