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ROCK ISLAND. ILL,.. WEDNESDAY, FEIIHUAliY 7. 1000.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
TAYLOR IS TELEGRAPHED
Messaft to That Effect Sent
PLEDGE HIM SUPPORT
And There Is Every Indication That Managing
Will So Act.
T ONDOX. Kv.. 7. Int'.uetitial r-
publican mfciulxTs of the legi
laturebere telegraphed (ov. Taylor
not to yield his position or compro
mise the republican rlht-s, pledging
support to him with their live.
tayi.uk wii.l. hold ui r.
stated On Authority That lie Will Nut
Sign I.oulvllle Coiu-iromliia.
Frankfort. Feb. 7. liov. Taylor
announced this morning that he had
not signed the Louisville agreement,
and that no action would le taken le
fore late in the day.
Frankfort, Kv., Feb. 7. It is stated
on excellent authority that Taylor
has decided not to sign the Louisville
agreement in its present shape.
ai.i. i:kts wmi tayi.uk.
Whether There Shall He War or Feace fci
I- 'raiikfoi t. Ky., Feb. 7. Whether ii
shall ho war or peace iu Kentucky
lists with Jovcrtior Tax lur alone. Tin
pjetii.ii has been in his ;niti.l all day.
and he declared that In- lia.l reached
Ilu ! i -i M I. il! ;l II IK l I Ilt-f Miillt'
before today. The loxt iI" the :ii'HT
llicllt reached by the Louisville coll
I'ereiiee wjs brought to him yesterday
Ihorilillg I'.V a commit tee consisting of
Jeiieral lan Lindsay, T. II. Baker am!
'1'. L. IMelcli. 'Miey handed CoX cl'hoi
'I'aylor a opy of tlie agt--iiiciit. vr
(lose ted Willi li i 111 lor a short I iuie alio
thcti departed. As t in-y left the build
Jllg Baker remarked: "I hope and be
lieve thai the entire matter will !
amicably adjusted. More than this I
urn unable lo say at the present time."
Cciu-ial Lindsay and F.dclcn spoke
iu similar terms, ami while all
pressed t hem-el i' as reasonably coti
ndetit that ilovernor Tuylor would
iie.lllesie in the terms of tin; agree
ment. the.V all desired to be understood
as sayiim that they had uo aulhoriia
tie reason from Covernor Taylor for
lite rtaildllg I he belief I hey expressed.
tloKltKI.'s HOHV UK HUH I HICK.
Ketualn of lleail (imfrour KeturiiiJ
Irani ( otlnfton to Frankfort.
Frankfort. Ky.. Feb. 7. The train
bearing the remains of tioebal arrived
shortly after noon. The remains
were escorted to the Capitol hotel and
placed iu the ladies' parlor, where
they will lie in state until tomorrow.
In spite of a drizzling rain, a large
number of people pissed through the
parlor and iewed the remains.
niMlltlTY I.Kl.ISLlTOKS M K KT.
lloth llranrti HoM a Miort Sr.slon at l.on
London. Ky.. Feb. T. The little
iwo-story brick Laurel County Sciui
nary buildlmi. which has stood i;oii a
knoll in the outskirts of London for
almost tifty years, yesterday mldcd
another pace to Its history when the
brief session of the Kentucky legisla
ture was held within its walls. At
jL';1l o'clock the senators were called
to order by Senator Hayes, a Broxxn
nniiity Democrat. Chairman Hayes
made a brief address in which he
point il out that this was a session of
the legislature of the gravest concern
and Its deliberations should In trans
acted with the greatest concern.
The first business was the election
of a president pro tern., in the absence
of Lieutenant Inventor Marshall, and
Senator Jolly, of Hancock county, who
was -(.elected at the cam us ui-ht be
fore Inst. was chited. Resolutions of i
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum fcuiirijj powi-rs zrt the greatest
niciuan to Lukh oi the present day.
From Republican Headquarters
WITH THEIR LIVES.
lest,... ' "oil the le.'l til of their Collea lIUO.
Senator Coeliol. were adopted and the
senate adjourned in respect to him at
i'Ji'SZ o'clock, to meet today at noon.
TeniMrary Chairman Slack rapped
the house to ord.-r at ! :- o clock. II
announced that owing to tin absence
of Sneaker Trimble. Democrat, a
speaker pro telll. MUST be Sclcctci
Kopfosentative Bothutum was elected
unanimously. Iiesolutious deploring
the death of William Cocbel wen
adopted ami then in respect to III in tin
house at V2:-i adjourned till today at
Arranijenie nta for 4.odiel' 1 uneroL
l'ranfort. Ky.. Feb. 7. A meeting of
Frankfort citizens was lield at the
court house last iiisrht and arrang.
meuis were made for public observa
tion of the funeral of Coventor (Joe
b I. All business people of the city
were asked to close Thursday and
drape their buildings In black. All bells
of public institutions were ordered
tolled durum the funeral services. Hon.
.lames Andrew Scott presided over the
Unlero for Militiu oiiiitrrinaiuleil.
Frankfort. Ky.. Feb. 7. Orders for
:uMi:io:i:il militia are said to have been
countermanded. A number of cotu
jptiliics of the stale guard have been
Hold'.'!:.' themselves in readiness lo
I ii. v to tli-- capital. The action is con
st rued by Iem...rals as ilidicat ing :l
disposition on tin- part of oiveruoi
Taylor to acquiesce in the agreement
of attorneys iu Louisville ye-c-nlay
TRAIN ROBBER IDENTIFIED.
'otli-sti-rn KiilnHii': i liie Kecoij-
uiyi- -I'nl" n-. c.
Chh-an-o. Feb. 7. "1'ai" Crowe.
who was ai rested Monday night,
charged with lobbifi: liie I'liira'.M
and .N'.'i-th western tailxxay train at
'lower V. forty -si:, u.iles west of
t'iiieao. on l ne niuht of (lit. 1.'!. was
positively idei; ; ;t':..( yesterday by
James White, the engineer. Charles
Jaiiies. operator at tower V. the lire
man of I lie engine, and the express
messenger ;dso id-lititied Crowe. He
was turned over to S.ierilf 1 'imuiiek.
of Kane county. It is now generally
admitted thai the amount stolen oil
ti.al ni'.'ht was Mini. mm. instead of
Nlii KHi. as was originally uiveti out by
otti ias of the American Kpics colil
1 Miring the tisree months ititerim
t'lowe has n shadowed constantly
back and forth from his brother's ho
tel, opposite the Northwestern station,
on Wells street, to Mii;i1i.i, wli.-re he
aeteilasthe silent conductor of a "Kiu
If '.iitibliii.' house. Captain Lav in
Mid Iete tives Sheehatl and Itlirtis. of
the Sto. k Yards police station say the
bandit played such a hih hand with
the municipal authorities at Omaha
that all efforts to secure their aid in
rei-iisitioti failed, and tl ey were
forced to wait patiently for Crowe to
si't foot on Illinois soil av'-iin. "Pat"
stepped oil" a P.urlitiirtoii train, fol
l.iweil by the "shadows" who had be
come a part of his movements. Crowe
't into a carriage ami was driven to
the hotel of his brother. S. A. Crowe.
A call coiitinitu: the officers followed
in the tracks of the vehicle lie engaged.
The otlicers realized they hail a desper
ate man to deal with, and they ac
cost, d Crowe in the hallway of the
Wells street hotel with drawn re
volvers. Cornered and knowing the
'jig" was up unless he could shoot
down his captors. Crowe whipped out
a tevolver and would have done some
shootinu but for Itcieciive Ilitrns. who
sprang utmii him like n cat and
w rench.-d the revolver from h's jrrasp.
Captain Lav in and I t-.-t i ve Sheehau
ottickly handcuffed Crowe and carried
him out to the carriage, while Hums
held back two of Crowe's friends at
the point of the revolver.
BIG CLOTHING FIRM FAILS.
Mlnrr. Hral Co.. of llonton. Annlru TYIth
Boston. Feb. 7. The clothing firm
l of Miner. Real & Co. assigned. The
! l'ahilii.ea arc f tdO.CoO: the assets are
Chlraco Labor Trouble.
Cnica.ro, Feb. 7 One thousand
j tueti haTe joinel the ranks of the
striking building trades workmen
! since yesterday. Three thousand are
I now out. and labor leaders declare bv
Mondav 45,000 will be out.
Drhtn Uot of Lecani'L
Ma nil . Feb. 7. The insurgents
we re driven out of Legaspi. province
of Albay. Three hundred Spiuish
prisoners revolted and overcame the
reltl guards at Libmauau. where they
are now awaiting the arrival of the
IC.atrttt Preaa Aaaoelatloaa.
Ch'eago Feb. 7. President Walsh,
of the Illinois EJitDri.il association, in
his annual aM.es. recommended th
formation of congressional and let;
islstive district organizations, sub
sidiary to the main body.
CROSVENOR GETS GAY.
Want a High reace ComiulmloD Ap
pointed to Get C Ioto War.
Washington. Feb. 7. The hous.
resumed consideration of the diplo
matic and consular appropriation
bill. Shafroth. of Colorado, spoke in
favor of mediation bv the Lnitei
State9 in the South African war.
(irosvenor. f Ohio: suggested
that a eommision of '! members
at salaries of $20,000 each be ap
pointed to roam over the earth to dts
cover where wronirs are committed
and report to the house, in order that
the United States might go to war
everv time auv of oar constituents
In the senate, Vest, of Missouri
proposed an ameudmeut U the linan-
cial bill providing that the secretary
of the treasurv shall cave prepared
200,000, Ouo in treasury notes to be
known as "bond treasurv notes," to
be full legal tender and be loaned to
anybody who ruav deposit I'oited
States bonds for them, the note to
bear the same interest as thelsmds
TO FORM A TRUST.
Keported That Tobacco 'Speculator Will
olnbine lo Control the I'rite.
Havana. Feb. 7. The Heral.Io yes
terday published an article saviuu:
"We understand that a trust is bein
formeil by speculators in tobacco leaf
to control prices in I'inar del Itio. As
the planters are without futids. thev
will iiave to pledge their crops in order
to obtain funds for fresh plantim:. Th.1
local papers iu lMnar del Kin tind fault
with the trust, but we would ask.
where is the money to be found to
furnish planters with the means of
planting, if the trust is not formed':"
tloiioral Kivera. secretarv of agri
culture, asserts that he knows liothiii '
rea rdin the formation of sndi a
trust, but adds that the small nl.-i liters
have always been more or less at the
mercy of the capitalists who arrange
matters as to have the planters con
tinually iu their debt.
FINISHES HIS WORK.
W i 1 1 in in .1. Hryail Makes Two
l.iiiliie -lis l-.osti .'ii Tour
I'.ridepoi t. Conn.. I'eb. 7.--William J.
I'ryau at H o'clock last niuhl tinished
the work for which Lis New Kicrlaiid
trip was undertaken. He iiel:ver-d two
loIJZ addressed. Yesterday afternoon
ill Hartford he spoke to an audience
of l.MM persons. He took occasion to
rap the knuckles of the insurance and
iiijiiiiI'.ii I in im: capitalists oi the c:ipi
tal cilv. "tite splendid wealth", ciiv of
Hartford." us lie puts it.
Iu r.rid;oport. Hi. van was wihliy ac
claimed t:pou his arrival hv train and
later as he spoke to an audience which
taxed to its utmost the largest theater
ill IhecilV and eetl then refused to ac-
mmodate fully J.ihio enthusiasts
crowding for aduiitiatiee. Hivau will
have today for New York, where he
will speak in Careie ha'.i toiiiirht for
the bcllellt of tile relief fund of a
.'rami Army post, an admission f,.t. be-
PROPOSE TO CONSOLIDATE.
Organizer of the KniKlit of I.ulior ("-
siiliiin; witli the I iiliril ion.
Cleveland. Feb. 7. M. J. Kelly, of
ltutValo. an ot ira tiizer of the Knights
f Labor. Is in 4 'lev. land consulting
with prominent luelubeis of the
vtii'hts and the American Federation
of LalHir in tlie interest of the pro
posed consolidation of the two orders.
meeting will ! held at I'tica. X.
Y.. next June for the put ix.se of tak-
nv: otlicial action on the proposition.
Kelly is very reticent about the ob
ject of his visit in Cleveland, but ad
mitted that he is em:ai:ed in ticourair-
wz sentiment favorable to the amal
SIY SOLDIERS DIE.
Insurgent Altai U a Hull Train. Killliiit a
4'orpoml and r'ir lrlMt.
Manila. Feb. 7. Noon. The insur
gents Monday captured a supply train
f nine bull carts between Orahi and
I it:alupijan. killing a corporal and live
privates of company ;. Thirty-second
infantry. 1 he escort consisted of a
sergeant and eleven mounted men.
The insurgents weakeiieii the sup
ports of a bridge over a creek and the
tirst cart went info the stream. While
the escort was bunched trvimr to haul
the cart out of the wa'or. the insur
gents fired a volley from the tmslies.
Killinc the six Americans at.d tilso two
I..t Kites for Loin.
Youngstown. Ohio. Feb. 7. Thous
nds of citizens and peop'e from the
urroundinj; towns and countv passed
through the vestibule of St. John's
Kpiscopil church today, where the
body of Maj. John A. Ixgan lie m
state. At 2 the funeral services were
held. The IajJv wa interred in .ik
Want l.lntlun by Pp n la r Vote.
IcS Mollies. la.. Felr. 7. The lower
house of the legislature yesterday
morning jiasscil. with only four dissent
In villi", tlie resolution by Hawk to
eijuest Iowa representatives and sen
ators in congress i favor a -ottstit,-liotial
.i ineii.'.mi nt proidi:i for elec
tion of I'nitcd States senators by p. .pil
A New iiasoline .ni;iiie.
Kansas City. Feb. 7. Arthur K.
Stillwell. builder of the Kansas City.
l"ittsbt:rs: an I Hulf railroad and uuiii
l.tst yi-ar its president, is oraniziu
tlie American tin.it i.m i'ar company,
which owns patents f,.r a as..:i;i,. ..J,,
pine, which, it Is HaimeiL will mini
mire the cxp-Mise of o;erafini: street
DESTROYS HIS FAMILY
W. M. Allen, Formerly of Rock
Island, a Murderer and
TRIPLE TEA.GEDT IN COLORADO
Husband Shoot Hli Wlf and Iti-Tear-Old
Oaoehter and Then Hlnmalf Heeaoae
Wife Wan Compelled to Live In the
Town of Itlark Hawk The I'arenta Are
Hlack Hawk. Colo.. Feb 7. V. M
Allen, a carpenter, this morning shot
ami killed his daughter. Lula. aged
16. then shot his wife twice and
linallv shot himself. The father aid
mother are both dying.
The cause assigned for the shoot
ingis dissatisfaction with Mrs. Allen
because she was cojapelled to live in
Black Hawk. The f:miily formerly
lived in Rock Island.
Locating the Family.
From the best information that
could le obtained from the necessari-
Iv hurried investisation made late
this afternoon, it was ascertained that
a carpenter bv the name of Allen
moved from Rock Island to Davenport
several years ago and later moved
west, but whether be and the Colorado
Allen are the same has not vet been
GOMPERS IN CUBA.
:ivcii u Iteeept Imi by ii.ivnna orkmen
nt Their Hemli; unrtcrs.
Havana. Feb. 7. Samuel Compel
president -r the American federation
of Labor, who arrived here recently
rrotii .New tun;, was yesterday ;:iv'ii
n reception by the Havana workmen
it their headquarters.
lumpers, it is said, intends to ex
plain to the Cuban workiniriiieii the
tool hods employed by the u oi kiiiumell
Of the I'lliled Stales, and to aid in
cibtaiuini; laws lookini: to the protec
tion of the lives ot employes, the sani
tary inspection of workshops and fac
tories and tlie prohibition of child la
bor. undress ui f.
Y"ashin:rton. Feb. 7
yesterday received I"
iilllelldlllellT to tile pTilf: liliallcial
bill providing ihat its passage shall
aoi stand in the way of united aciinii
lor inierii.iiioii.il biuietallistu at any
tini". Also an amendment from
loties oi Arkansas piovidiim l'o
Ml elllerueiiev treastiry l!i. ie tlltld of
i;.",(l OOO IKIM. w !l!e!i llltlV be Issued tO
mi.v citi.eii at lo jier cent, discount in
X. Hire foi- I'tiiled Slates bonds.
Heard Senator Caffcry iu opposition
to retention ot the rhlltppllies ainl
Senator liutler in opposition to North
Carolina s siitVrai:eameiiilmeiit. Ailopt
ed conference report on l he urveiil de-
I'hi house adopted conference re
tort on urgent ileticiemy lul and re
sumed debate on diplomatic ami con
sular bill. Morris and William Allien
Smith of Michigan spcakim: for ex
pansion, and Williams of Mississippi.
Neville of Nebraska and ockran of
Missioiiri against it. while H. C. Smith.
of Michigan, chainpiolied the catise of
the Koets. Williams held that the ab
sorption of the Philippines by the
"nited Stales would be ruinous to the
American producers of cotton, rice, to-
hacco. hemp and siifrar.
many linii)'i To llr Mailc.
Wiitnipeir. Man.. Feb. 7. The new
Conservative cabinet Is busy rearranir-
in-: tin civil service mid it is semi-
otlicially ;;nnouneed that there will be
hanj-'es in practically all the heads of
departments in the provincial uovern-
neiit. Most oi tl new men are ai-
eaiiv selected. Mnny of those they
- m . ... :
supercede Iiave l't'U m tne serx ice ior
N'rr riailrnail for il ian'juota.
Dulutli. Minn.. Feb. 7. The threat
ortheru has dd idiil to build a new
iiu li ft v miles lorn:, from the Mesaba
ton ramie to the head of the lake, cut-
tit!;! off thirty-six miles of haul for ore.
n-iineers have located the line and it
will 1m built the i'iiiiiio: season at a
f .1.''oi.in. It will imrallel the line
of the IMtliitn. .Ma sal i anu .xortnern
loin Columbia Junctiotl. north to Nel-
on on the iii!bini: r'i;incn or tin:
l iri at ltush Ci
Lush i'itv. Minn..
Feb. 7. Last
tiitilit tin S. i . Johnson brick block
s destroyed b; tire, caiisiujl a heavy
loss to the city. The bank of ICusn
'it. v. iostortice. Conrad I.indwarks"
lothinu and shoe store: C. A. Kice's
' i-1 1 ; store and a liumbe,- of lawyers
nd doctors otlicos were iu ti e build
iu-rs; also the telephone unices.
XVi-ll-kuiiuii Womuti suicice!.
Talbihassee. Ma.. Fe'-. 7. Mrs.
K. Sistrunk. a lliemfier of one of the
most distili'iui.slied r.-linll.es in this
tate. committed st.icide yesTerd.iy by
loot in; herself thtou-ih the hart.
will be built the oin'ti season at a cost
I iiimII v l.li-i t a Si-nntiir.
Sacramento. Cal.. F.'i. 7. The sen
ate and asscmoly sittiti'l separately
yesTerd.ix formally electeil Thomas K.
I'.:in! of Vi-iitur;! lnit,.il States sen-
atr to succeed Hon. Stephen M. White.
Sne a ICallnar rompany.
Lincoln. Neb T lltni-nnv
(li-tleral Smvih vestoiibir rih.t suit in
the supreme court a-i.n'nst the Kurlin-i-
ioii. r.iKiiorn atm moil IMciM- rad
toad comtianies askinir ilito.i -es ,,f
"'."i.ii"i from the tirst two and tf -". o
from the latter. Violation of tin orders
of tlie state hoard of t r.-tnorta t ion is
a 1 1. e.l iu that the r.-i;ir..a,ls l.rr."iiu.l
th carload lot rate. Mitm-titutin? there-
lure the I'O-IMMiiiil rale
Colonel Tbaaipwii It!.
Terre Hatne. In.t tvii T i..i..i.i
Ri hraj W. TUHUDJtn. ti-itre-
r:irr or tne navy, s.ridier. statesina
and author and the only smviviui;
member of the coiisiress of 1S41. is
criti-ally ill at his home iu this city.
His family is jireaily alarmed and un
less the Invalid rallies the worst it
feared. Colonel Thompsou is PI years
of a lie.
-Mrs. . t, i vens "and Mrs. X. C
.Miyhell. of 1'latio. Ills., are the oldest
Iivim; txvlns in the I'uited States
1 hey will soon celebrate their "suth
The Iniard of aldermen of the citv
xr Mexico is nearly 400 years old. and
never mixed up iu a frauchise
The cost of the railways of the
worm iu iv., was :c...-,:iut0.tMi
That of the I'uited States was $11
77.-i.oO i.M k .
Lincoln's birthday. Feb. 12. is a lesral
holiday in the followin; states: Cou
liecticut. Illinois. Minnesota. New Jer
sey. New York. North Hakota. Peun
sylvania and Washiu-itoti.
Drummer "loinmy Kowe. whose
height is 4 feet 7 inches, is said to
be the shortest man iu the Itrltish
Cook county. Ills., was established
Jan. lo. ISM. Population in 1Sk. l
l'Jl.'.CJ. In lS4o it was lnjoi. It was
named after Haniel P. Cook.
At the opctiim; of the proceedings
In the Molincux trial at New Y'ork the
defense announced that thev rested
their -Mse upon the evidence as sub
mitted by the prosecution.
Mrs. Lillie Hevereux lilake has an
nounced her candidacy for the presl
'.xiney of the National Woman Suf
frage association, whose national con
vention will meet at Washington to
morrow. It is said John I . Rockefeller has
decided to retire from presidency of
the Staudard Oil company.
It is rumored in Paris that the czar
will try to restore peace between Eng
land and the Hoers.
The Charles A. Yotiler Drug com
pany, of Haltimore. one of the largest
hi the I nited States, has gone into
the Lauds of a receiver.
Hiff Fire in Ml
Tampico. Mex.. Feb. 7. Last night
lire broke out in the nieichantile house
f Valez Lopez and Abascal. consum
ing the entire block with the exceptions
of three houses. The estimated loss
is between s:.n,HuNM, and .1 . h,ikmi,
partlially covered by insurance.
Ajeii ltt'siiielit llii'.
Rlandinsvlle. Ills.. IYb. 7. Mrs.
Catherine Salisbury, a sister of Jo
seph Smith, Hie late Mormon prophet.
l? dead here, aged Si years.
II eri-il i t ii r y Garment..
Tommy Pop. w hat is the meaning of
Tommy's Fa the? Anything that de
scends from fathe to son.
Tommy Then your old clothes that
ma makes over for tne are hereditary.
lin't they': Philadelphia 1 record.
Children have more need of models
tlrtn of critics.
To Core a Cold Iu One Hay.
Take Laxative Bromo OuinineTablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. K. XV. (Jrove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 cents.
This sounds bg, doesn't it? But as advertisers of facts you'll have to
believe it. If you have the least doubt come and see. We will be glad
to prove it to you. Bring in a Ten Dollar Bill and get your choice of
about 100 suits that sold all this season from $15 to $20. It's our semi
annual clean up sale of fine suits. Look in our windows.
NOTHING BUT CAII.
Roar of Great Guns the Heaviest ami Fiercest That Has
Vet Been Experienced.
ROBERTS AND KITCHENER START FOR FRONT.
London Hears Officially That Buller Has Really Recrossed
TZJt'F.R Head Laager, Ladysmith.
Feb. 6. Sinceyesterday the Brit
ish, with naval and other guns, bom
barded our position on the Upper Tu
gela. The troops crossed the river at the
point and at Molen Drift, with the ob
ject of storming our positions. At the
former, (Jen. Burger beat them back,
and thev recro?sed in great confusion.
Fighting continues at Moleu Drift,
with the Standerton and Johannes
burg commandos. There were no
casualties on our side.
Fiercest Cannonade Vet Experienced.
The cannonade was the fiercest yet
experienced. There was a continuous
roaring all daylong, lhis morning
it recommenced with an increasid
number of guns.
KOIIKKij AMI KITCIIF.NKK MOVK.
Importance Attached to Start for the
Capetown, Feb. 7. Roberts tnd
Kitchener have started for the front.
While this is thought to indicate an
important movement, it is not be
lieved to forecast a reneral move
ment on the Transvaal via Orange
Free State, as it is supposed to indi
cate the bringing together of the!
forces of (iatacre. Kelley-Kenny and
French for the purpose of establishing
a strong advanced position for the
A dispatch this morning says the
Boers are attaekiug (Iatacre from two
Italler ICrcroftseri the Ktvrr.
London, Feb. 7. The Associated
Press learns that the war olliee has re-
eived a telegram saying briefly that
Buller airain recrossed the Tu-rela
We're Transforming $15, $16 50, $18 and $20 Suits Into
BILLS, $10 BILLS.
We are Selling Suits that Sold All This Season for $15,
$16 50, $iS and $20 for
alalia JLJjl yiwMM
river Feb. ." ami is now advancing
AMBt'SH THE I1RIT1SII.
Boers 11 Widen la a Treacti Fore t ha Ene
my to Ueat a Ketreat.
Modder Spruit. Monday. Feb. f.-
On Saturday the Pretoria corps dis
covered a party of British from Lady
smith entrenched nt a railroad bridge
protecting a number of coolies who
were cutting grass. A party of Boers
dispatched to the scene was attacked
from the trenches tind all retreated
except four, who, hiding, permitted
the Itrltish to advance to within tifty
yards. when they tired a volley, kill
ing three men. This was seen from
the British fort, which tired a shell
and sent cavalrv to assist the British.
The Boers beat these back, killing two
Coittliiiioun C:iinoniiillii 4.oln; On.
Modder Spruit. I 'eb. - Messages;
from Ladysmith. dated yesterday,
I'eb. . say continuous cannonading
has been proceeding since f o'clock in
the morning, with the occasional roar
of a long toni. The liriug, it is added,
I'rlsom-r Tr to FMi-ap..
Capo Town. Tuesday. Feb. li. Five
Boer prisoners al Simonstowti tried
to escape last night. They had fire
arms ami wounded a prison warden.
Two of the fugitives were woutided
and all were recaptured.
INXITLS Til KM TO IIRSKKT.
I .on I Kulierls lisiii' a Munifenito to tliO
I !! sinters mill Trnimxaalera.
Loudon. I 'eb. 7. -I a. in. Ixird
Itoberls has caused to lie distributed
ill l he tow ns bordering upon the in
vaded colonial territory an invitation
to Free Staters mid Tratisvaalci a to
go into the desert, offering them good
treatment ami a restoration to their
farms on the British occupation of re
publican territory. The manifesto
guarantees that those bringing horse
Con tinned on Kourib page.