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VOI. XI. VIII .NO. 195.
BOCK ISIiAXD. Hili., WEDNESDAY. JUXE 6. 1900.
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Botha and Buller Meet and!
BRITISH EVACUATE UTRECHT.
Details of the Fall of Pre
toria and Roberts' En
London, Jane 6. A Lorenzo Mar
que dispatch of Tuesday ears: "Bui
ler and Christian Botha met at Lyings
.Nek at Bailer's request, when a 3
days' armistice was agreed upon
The British have evacuated Utrechte'
Gen. Botha Conclude to "Trek."
London, June 0. The war office has
received the following from Lord
"Pretoria, June 5. 12:55 p. iu. Just
before dark yesterday the eneaiy were
beaten back from nearly ail the posi
tlons they had been holding, aud Ian
Hamilton's mounted Infantry followed
them to within 2.m0 yards of Pretoria,
through which they retreated hastily
ac -.ii.ie neu sent an otneer with a
flag of truce into the town, demand
lug Its surrender in my name. Shortly
nerore midnight I was awakened by
two officials of the South African re
public Sanberg, military secretary to
Commandant General Botha, and a
general officer of the oBer army who
brought me n letter from Botha, pro
posing an auiistice for t lie puriose of
settling the terms of surrender.
"I'm omlltlonal Kill-render Hubert.
"I replied tiiat I would gladly meet
the commandant general the next
morning, but that I was not prepared
to discuss any terms, as the surrender
of the town must be unconditional. I
asked for a reply by .daybreak, as I
bad ordered the troops to march on
the town as soon as it was light. In
his reply Botha told me that he had
decided not to defend Pretoria, and
HA JOB GE3TKRAI. E. T. II. HCTTO..
that he trusted that women, children
ind property would be protected. At
1 o'clock a. in. today, while mi the line
of march. I was met by three of the
principal officials with a flag of truce,
stating their wish to surrender the
Mesdatne Itotlta anl Kruger in Town.
"It was arranged that Pretoria
should I taken iossessioii of by her
majesty's troops at 2 o'oclock this aft
ernoon. Mrs. Botha and Mrs. Kruger
are loth in Pretoria. Some few yf the
British prisoners have been -taken
away, but the majority are still at
Waterval. Over a hundred of the of
ficers are in Pretoria. The few I have
teen are looking well."
DISASTER TO THE l'EOMAXB V.
ltaltalion Get Inlo a Hole I'reparml by
the Vary Trenaal Unrgher.
Iondon, June . Following Is the
text of a dispatch from Lord. Roberts
announcing a disaster to the Thir
teenth battalion of the Imperial yoe
nianry: "Pretoria Station. June 5, 12:55 p.
m. 1 regret, to rert that rhe Thir
teenth Imperial yeomanry had to sur-rc-nder
to a very superior force of the
enemy ou May 31. near Lindley. On
receiving information of the luntalion
being attacked I ordered Methueu to
proceed with all speed to its assist
ance. "Methueu was theuon the march, ou
the Ileilbron side of Kroonstad. and
half an hour after the receipt of my
telegram on June 1 be started off. By
10 a. m. of the following day he had
marched forty-four miles iu twenty
live hours, but he was too late to
rescue Colonel Stragge's yeomanry.
Methueu attacked the Boers, who
were between 2.0U) and 3.00O strong,
and after a running fight of five hours
.-ompletely routed the? enemy. It Is a
verv regrettable circumstances, tnit I
trust It will not be long Isjfore the
Irish yeomanry are released from cap
tivity." London went- wild again over the
news f the. occupation of Pretoria.
As a coincidence Eton bad postponed
its annual June 4 celebration until
yestenVtv. and a Lord Roberts is one
- iv . , i ri "., i , . - . i
of the cost distinguished old Etonians
lie came In for great ovations from
the school, which has S44 alumni In
South Africa, anions them being Gen
erals Buller. Methuen, Barton. Lyttle
ton. Hut ton and Dundonald. and so
many other distinguished soldiers that
it is already being said that Pretoria
was "won on the playing fields of
Eton." During the course of the cele
bration the Eton boys telegraphed
their congratulations to Lord Roberts.
BOER DELEGATES AT CHICAGO.
Mayor Harrison One of the Committee
lVfalrh Receive! Them.
Chicago, June G. The envoys of thi
Transvaal government Messrs Fisch
er, Wolmarans and Wesscls arrievd
here yesterday, the party also includ
ing Mrs. Fischer, wife of the envoy.
They were met by a committee headed
by Mayor Harrison and warmly wel
comed. At the same moment the tele
graph Instruments were eliciting the
message that announced the formal
entry of Lord Roberts into Pretoria
the capital city of the Transvaal. The
announcement had a disheartening ef
fect on the envoys, -and the were
iien i 1 1 MTiif t
senrcely in th mood to appreciate an
enthusiastic reception, it was just as
well that they were not. for even the
widest Imagination could not construe
the few scattering cheers as amount
Ing to a demonstration.
The reception coniniittt-e consisted
of the' following gentleinent: Mayor
Harrison. Montagu White, Judge
Tnley, Jnrtse Iniin, T. B. Thlele, Ir.
II. B. le Bey. George BirkholT. Jr-.tV
M. Stniges, Itev. Father V. Michaells.
Bev. P. Moerdyke. M. M. Meanher and
SUCCESS FOE ABADGEE GIRL.
Score a Hit a a Singer Before a New
York Women Club.
IiCrosse. Wis.. June . Miss Anna
Ilickisch, a LaCrcsse girl, 2"1 years of
age, sang and score I a notable hit at
the last meeting of the College Wom
en's club at the Waldorf-Astoria in
New York city, where she appeared
under the patronage of Mrs. Angus
Cameron, of this city. Miss Ilickisch
sang Vander Stueckeu's "Oh. Come iu
the Summer Night." and Ceorge Chad-
wick's "Before the' Dawn." Miss
Ilickisch comes of one of the old tJer-
Itian families of LaCrosse.
Jhe is a graduate of the IiCrosse
high school and sjeut something over
two 3-ears in study under the lest
masters iu Paris and Berlin.- After
short visit at home. Miss Ilickisrh
went back east and has siue devoted
herself to church and concert singing.
She has a remarkable clear and sweet
soprano, voice. She will in all proba
bility le one of the soloists at the
saengerfest In Davenport, la., this
Federation of Women.
Milwaukee, June 6. The question
to reorganize was made the lirst or
der of business at today's session of
the federation of women. Mrs. Hor
ace Brock, of Pennsylvania, leader of
the reorganization forces, started the
debate of this discussion, and rave
way to the educational session at 10.
A number of papers were read and
.Milwaukee. June !. The opening of
he fifth biennial convention of the
eneral Federation of Women's clubs
yesterday was most animated. Not
only did Mrs. Lowe make a profound
inpression at the morning session
with her biennial address, but a great
leal of business was handled iu a live
y maimer, to sav nothing of the color
controversy on the side which did not
vme tip. but is likely to later.
Weil Known lowan 1 diidi.
Des Moines. June 6. A J. Holmes.
ex-congressman and a well known
ir politician living at Boone, was
ec'ared insane by a commission to
.iT. Financial trouble is said to be
f losins of the S-teel Mill.
Chicago. June si. Fewer than :i00
men were thrown out of work by the
temporary dosing down of a few of
he nulls of the Federal Steel company
t South Chicago. While the officials
of the company, formerly the Illionis
Steel company, positively leclined to
give out auy information, even to
deny or affirm published statements, it
wa learned vesterday that a com
paratively small number of men are
Mary Kinsley, tbe TrTel?r, Dead.
Cape Town. June 0. Miss Mary
H. Kingsley. the traveler and niece of
Canon KingMey, is dead. She expired
at SimonstcWiijwhere she had been
superintending the nursing arrange
ments of theTOlutary Dpsplta.
Senators Busily Engaged in Man
ufacturing an Abund
BACON STAETS A WARM DEBATE,
In Which Pettigrew, Hanna, and
Washington, June G. A toinado of
partisan debate swept over the senate
yesterday with Hanna, Pettigrew and
Carter the chief figures. For sensa
tional criminations and recriminations,
for bitter jHTsonalities and for poig
nant invective the debate exceeded
anything heard on the floor of the
chamber for many years. The lie was
not passed directly, but the truthful
ness of statements was challenged
very sharply. Bacon precipitated the
scene by repeating a charge made sev
eral days ago by Pettigrew that
Cramp, the Philadelphia shipbuilder,
had -ontributed $4A),UOO to the lie
publican campaigu fund in lStt"2. with
the understanding that he would be
reimbursed by contracts for the con
t ruction of warships for the govern
Carter' Keply to I'ettla-rew.
In reply to Pettigrew's charges Car-
tersaid: "Isaw now, ami there are sen-
atorson this floor who will bear ine out
that any charge that contributions
were received to be reimbursed through
the medium of government con
tracts, or that any promises were
made to corporations or to individuals,
Is absolutely false andfenn te branded
properly only as a lie. Monsy was re
ceived by the committee, but only
through voluntary contributions. In
that campaign the party was defeated
and the country paid the penalty of
Pettirr?w' Charge In Full.
Pettigrew Insisted on replying. Said
he: "I made the statement that a con
tribution of $40.000 had been made
by Mr. Cramp to the IJepubllcan ua
tional committee iu l.Hirj and that he
was to Ih reimbursed for it with con
tracts for additional warships My au
thority for the stament is Mr. Cramp,
himself. He told me, not in confidence.
as I believe, on an ocean liner com
ing across the Atlantic. He did not
know where the money had gone and
had employed detectives to tind out
He intimated that it had not been used
for campaign puritoses. Moreover
continued Pettigrew, his words almost
hissing through the chnmler. "I have
said the same things to the senator
who. was chairman of the Kepubliean
national campaign committee of that
year and he waved it otT, smilingly.
with the statement: Well, we did hit
the old man pretty hard. "
Refer to the Ohio Alleged Bribery.
Adverting to Hanna. Pettigrew then
brought up the charges of bribery
which had lteen made against the Ohio
senator at the time of his election to
the senate, reading voluminously from
the reiort of the minority of the com
mittee on privileges ami elections, in
eluding newspaper stories of the ac
counts of alleged telephone conversa
tions lietween Hauua's friends and
other persons. These statements Pet
tigrew thought could not be swept
aside lightly by llauna.
Hanna next got the floor. ii:(""
wasa pretty lively scran in Columbus,"
said he, good humoredly. "It was lue
partly to the Democratic party and
partly to the work of traitors to their
party and to their country, lite ine
senator from South Dakota."
llauna referred to Senator Burke,
of Cleveland, as one of the chief i-on-spirators
in the senatorial election, aud
denounced him as "a traitor and a
scoundrel" who had as a Kepubliean
leut himself to the conspiracy against
his party, aud subsequently had leen
disbarred and disgraced in bis native
Then he read a dipping from a
South Dakota newspaper iu which
Pettigrew was characterized as a trait-
to ins country ami to ins state, nun
leclared that he did not represent the
iHHiple of South Dakota. "That," de
clared Hanna. vehemently, "is my ac
cuser In the senate of the United
States, aud that is the estimation Iu
which he is held by the eople of his
own state. " " l nave onen
sat in my seat listening to him ami
thought him insane. Much of the stuff
he has uttered on this floor is the
"When it comes to iersonalities I
will stand up with him and compare
my character with his. He may tell
what he knows altout me, and then
I with emphasis on every word I will
tell what I know alsut him."
Carter, obtaining the floor as a mat
ter of personal privilege, said: "First,
it is said that Mr. Cramp made the
statement that he contributed $44M,tMM)
tothe Kepubliean campaign fund In '02.
I do not believe Mr. Cramp ever made
that statement. He -ould not truth
fully have made It. ami I believe him
to be a truthful man." Carter said
the reported conversation between
himself and Mr. Pettigrew was a pure
creation of the imagination, as be
thought the conversation I vet ween Pet
tigrew aud Cramp as reported by the
former must have leen.
Carter in dosing addressed the
Demoeratis side, saying: "But let me
give a note of warning to the brethern
on the other side of the chamber. If
these alleged conversations ever had
occurred they carried with tlnyn be
tween gentlemen a tacit understanding
huh no gentlemen anywhere would
disregard. Brethern on the other side
of this chamber, you are to henceforth
associate. God 'knows how long, with
the gyrating political career of the
senator from South Dakota. Kver keep
In mind the statements made bv him
today, statements which I brand in so
far as I am concerned as untrue. The
senator lsat.fa.uJt. . But it with Alt. i
Cramp tne "conversation did occur,
admonish those who manage political
affairs on the other side to beware and
constantly bear in mind the old adage
Those who lie down with dogs may
expect to get up with fleas. "
I ettigrew reiteratea that his con
versation. with both Cramp and Carter
had oecrrred as he had related. He
also declared as to the alleged conver
sation with Carter: "It took place
here iu the senate ehainwr.
RES HOT IN THE HOCSE.
Lent an Hull Get Into Get Into Very
Warm Verbal So rap, Indeed.
In the honse there-was also a hot
time, which reached Its culmination
when Len.tz of Ohio attacked General
Corbin. stating that a had been
haunting the corridors Cf the Capitol
asking congress for a major general
ship. Hull replied
general of the army," said Hull, "if he
had been haunting the corridors of the
Capitol, asking congress to give him a
promotion, certainly would have come
to me as chairman of the military com
mittee. I never heard hi in in the Capi
tol of tbe nation asking me or any
other member of congress to give him
Lent.. "Is it not a fact that he ap
pointed sons of meuilers, and indi
rectly got their influence in that way';"
Hull. "lie has apoinled a good
AJ I U 14 V llIU UWUri.-x " trutiUJtui
. .... i ii&a ir. ntiamon
from Ohio is evidently anxious to get
the fact before the country that
have a sou in the army who lias
served in the staff department at Ma -
nila. Thatis something I am very proud
of. He went aud enlisted first with
his own regiment. -having served in
the National Guard for ten years and
got a commission by the votes of his
own comrades for the rnnkof captain
I loud applause oa the Kepubliean
side J ami lie was promoted and is now
major on the staff hi the Philippines.
IKcnewed applause ou the Kepubliean
"His regiment is coming home and
both myself and his good mother have
tried at the war department for the
last five montlv to get him ordered
borne, so that lie cvd resume the
avocations of ie:ice. i.J the testimony
from several of the generals Avho have
reisrted General Wheeler among the
others is that his work there was so
good, he was so efficient in discharg
ing the duties of his office, that they
ther to advance him. Loud applause
w u.rb i.uuv ' ' -
on the Kepubliean side.
"Mr. Chairman. I thank God I have
exus who can serve tneir country
I Loud applause. I am proud of them.
I thauk trod 1 am not one of those
anonymous creatures who lias not
been able to perpetuate his species
and lias nothing to look forward to.
Prolonged cheering and applause on
the Kepubliean sule.l
Leutz I want to ask the gentle-
nnm ir ne nas a son wno.wouiu ie
able to supiKrt himself without being
a pensioner ou his country. fCrles of
"Oh:" and hissing oir the Republican
side. Will the gentleman explain
alout his other son? IKenewed hiss
lug on the Kepubliean side.
Hull I would, if it had any con
nection with this matter.
Lentz Is he not sucking the public
teat. I Renewed hisses on the Repub
New York Democrat.
New York, June t. The Demo
cratic state convention refused to
receive a resolution Indorsing the
Chicago platform. It was de
clared out of order. The convention
named for delegates-at-large David
B. Hill. Richard Croker, Edward
Murphy and Augustus Van Wyck.
Alternates Frank Campbell. Seymour
Van Zandt, James Sheveliu and Jacob
Hanged for a Duti-hery.
Williaiusport. Pa.. June 0. William
n. Hummel was hangetl here for the
murder of his wife and her three chil
dren on Nov. lf. 1S!U. Hummel mar
ried a widow with thn-e children, and
a week after tne wedding while sue
and the children were sleeping, he
killed them with an axe.
Wheeler Nominated Brigadier C'eneral.
Washington. June 0. BrigadierGeu-
eral Joseph Wheeler, XI. S. V., has
been nominated by the president to be
brigadier general Lnited States army.
The nomination was confirmed prompt
ly by the senate.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
. :noi-il litis s:iv.t there is no dansrer
of further insurrections iu the Philip
pines, that the Islands are -worth all
their cost and cannot be given up.
Edwards A. Park, emeritus profes
sor of sacred rhetoric in Andover
Theological Seminary, is dead at And
over, Si ass., a sea ui.
Itussia's miuister to Peking offered
China the assistance of a Russian
armv to suppress tne noxers.
Henry Killiam, a Chicago saloon
keeper, shot himself - during a fit of
James Brown Totter has been
granted a divorce from his wife, the
It is ruinored in Madrid that Eng
land is seeking to purchase either the
Canary or Balearic Islands.
An unknown negro is running
amuck on the west side. Chicago,
slashing women- with a knife.
There are 530.000 persons in Berlin
wliose income exceeds $'SS a year.
and who are therefore compelled to
pay an income tax.
Decatur, Ala., boasts the largest hog
In the world. It weighs 1,54 pounds.
and is ten feet two inches long and
four and one-half feet high.
Half a century ago tbe labor cost
in the production of 100 gold hunting
watch cases turned was $540. In 1807
It was only
There are !C2,O0O . rank share in
New York city, assessed at ?85,409,-
The first prvtmaster of thenew post-
office of Angora. Ore., fears the sur
name of Tom. -
Stephen Crane, vrell known as a
novelist and war correspondent, an
aged SO years.
! NEGRO III POLITICS.
I Movement to Organize a
tional Party is
TO MAKE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES.
Gathering' at Philadelphia Attend
ed by Representative Col
Philadelphia, June 6. The first
I steps looking to the organization of
the national negro party were taken
in this city today. Prominent negro
bishops, ministers, editors and law
yers at a meeting here decided to
place a presidential ticket in the field
with negro candidates. An executive
committee was appointed to draw up
the call for a convention.
The Missouri Democrat.
Kansas City, 6. When the demo
cratic state convention reassembled
. . . . . 3 i
U1US poris V1 . creuel"
wruinueui urgaoiznuon coiaian
I tees were read and adopted. The plat
1 form adopted reatlirms the platform
of 'yb declares for free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at 16 to Land
denounces the acts of the present ad
ministration. Lx-Uongressman Dock-
ery was nominated for governor by
Indianapolis, Jnne 6. Tbe demo
cratic state convention adopted a
platform reaffirming the Chicago
platform, and instructing tbe delega
tioa for Bryan. John VV. Kern was
nominated for governor on the first
socialistic Labor Ticket.
New York, Jane 6. The socialist
labor party convention today nomi
nated Joseph Maioney, of Lynn,
Mass., for president of the United
States, and Valentine Kemmell, of
l , . . . . . ,
L i"sourg. ior vice president
Extortion Talk I Tommy Rot."
Kansas Ctty, June (. Neither the
sub-committee of the Democratic na
tional convention nor its chairman,
Former Governor W. J. Stone, came
here," though they have been expected.
to inquire into hotel rates and ascer
tain the progress made in the construc
tion of the new convention hall. John
I. Martian will act for the national
sub-committee, and will report to that
body that good progress has been
made in building the new hall and that
the hotel rates being charged are rea
sonable. He says the talk about ex
tortion is "tommy rot."
Shot Himself Instead of Game.
Baraboo, Wis.. June ti. Barnard
Sanders met with a peculiar accident
while hunting at Lavalle Monday.
There was some game in a tree that
he desired and after cocking his re
volver he commenced to climb upward.
After getting a considerable distance
Your Ice where you Please.
Jl!Jred Benjamin &(p.
r-i. i. w c ii.
are Headquarters tor the Facility
undersell them all.
YOU KNOW US,
up. me revolver was aisenarged by
rubbing against a limb. The ball tore
downward through the flesh of the leg
creatiug 'a very serious wound. He
will probably recover.
IOWA TOWS 13 SUED. "
Swede Demand Damage for Alleged II
. . legal yuaranttne.
Fort Dodge. Ia., June 0. The city
of Fort Dodge has been made the de
fendant In u damage suit by Charles
Anderson, a prominent Swede, who
claims to have been wrongfully and il
legally quarantined in the pesthouse
by the city authorities for smallpox.
Anderson's forty days' forced confine
ment was caused by an outbreak of
rash on the face and hands, to which
he Is subject.
During the height of the smallpox
scare he entered the office of a promi
nent physician, who telephoned for
the police, threatening to shoot Ander
son If he stirred in his tracks. The
latter was hustled off to the pest
house without further examination,
where he naturally contracted the dis
ease. He now asks a substantial sum
for loss of imsitiou, time and clothes
Score In the National Oaiue.
Chicago. June $. Yesterday's base
ball records made by League teams
were as follows: At Boston St.
Louis 11, Boston 13: at Brooklyn
Chicago 4, Brooklyn .': at Philadelphia
Pittsburg U. Philadelphia '.; at New
York- Cincinnati 14. New York 8.
American League: At Chicago
Cleveland 1, Chicago 0; at Kansas City
Buffalo a. Kansas City 10; at Mllwu
kee Detroit a. Milwaukee 2: at Min
neapolis Indianapolis 12, Minneapo
Drowned After Haptiam.
Memphis, Tenu., June 0. James
Phillips was drowned in the river here
within three minutes after he had re
ceived the sacrament of baptism and
the benediction of his pastor. He was
led out of the water and went aboard
the steamer Wichita to put ou dry
clothing. He had scarcely stepped
aboard when, overcome by religious
fervor, be fell backward over the side
of the vessel and sank In the swift cur
rent. Crop of Corn in Danger of ilulu.
Lyons, Ind.. June t. Over 2.1KX)
acres of corn, from six to ten Inches'
In height, and which has been plowed
once, is submerged in water from a
few Inches to several feet iu depth,
owing to the heavy rains of the past
week. This tract is known as the "Bee
Hunter's Marsh," aud the water Is In
plain view from any elevation in this
place. It is feared that the entire
crop of corn will be ruined.
Bloilera Wood ine a at Madison.
Madison. Wis., June 0. The Capital
City was in jossession of the Modern
Woodmen yesterday, the occasion be
ing the annual picnic of the Northern
Illinois and Southern Wisconsin asso
ciation. All the thirty -five special
trains as well as the regulars arriving
ou the three roads centering here were
overcrowded, and the estimate of yo,
xio visitors was fully realized. No ac
cident occurred to mar the event.
Sarlng Hank for Galesburg.
Springfield. Ills.. June 0. The state
auditor has granted a final permit to
commence business to the People's
Trust and Savings bank, Galesburg.
Buy Your Summer Clothing of g
We show the greatest line of Men's
are by far the best values,
ever shown in the three
IN CHILDREN'S SUITS
Pekin Advices Result in Re
OUTLOOK MORE ALARMING.
Washington, June 6. Minister
Conger cabled today that th situa
tion was worse at Pekin. This taken
in connection with KempfTs alarmin
cablegram yesterday caused the state
department to cable Admiral Bemey
at Manila directing him to dispatch
at once to KeuipfTs command the
Hot Battle Near rekln.
Shanghai, Jnne 6. Soldiers dis
patched to attack the "Boxers" fought
an engagement close to Pekin. x Many
were killed on both sides.
Japan and Rocala at 8 word' Point.
Shanghai, June 8. In consequence
of representations of Japan, the land
ing of a large Russian force at Taku
is alleged to have been stopped. It
is believed that should Russia persist
in sending a prepondering military
force to the front a collision with
Japan will inevitably result. Alarm
ing reports are current here of hur
ried completion and mobilization of
the Japanese fleet.
Kempfr Startling Telegram.
London, June 0. A dispalcb to Tho
Daily Mail from Tien Tslu dated June
4, says: "The situation la very serious.
The boxers are approaching Tien Tslu
on nil sides."
Washington, June 0. The secretary,
of the navy has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Kempfl,
commanding the 1'nlted States steam
ship Newark, lying at tho Taku forU
at the mouth of the Pel-IIo river, dated
Taku, June Ji:
"Engagement has commenced. Hftvo
lauded force of fifty seamen or more
battalion of marines.
The cipher message Is not entirely
legible, and It Is supposed at the navy
department that the admiral means
that he has landed fifty seamen to re
inforce the battalion of murines al
ready aahore. -,- .' '
Wash Blouse Suits.