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VOL. XL VIII NO. 265.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL..3I()NDAY. AUGUST 27. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
TWO PERSONS ARE KILLED.
Three Others Are Probably Fatally Injured as Result of Attempt
to Arrest a Woman
CHARGED WITH CAUSING A GIRL'S DEATH
Constables Fired Upon by Inmates of Institution, Which is Af
terward Burned by Infuriated Citizens.
Oilman. Ill . Aug. 27. As a result
of a mob's attack on a lying-in hospi
tal here at an early hour this morning,
two are dead and three others are
probably fatally wounded.
Ktrly lat evening Constable John
Milstead with a number of deputies
went to a lying-in hospital ou the out
skirts of town, conducted by Mrs. Dr.
C. V. Wright, to serve a warrant ou
the woman charging her with the
murder of Dessie. Salter, the 10-year-old
daughter of a citizen of Gilrnin
The constables encountered unex
pected opposition, and in forc
ing an entrance to the house
Michael Ryan, a deputy constable,
was shot and killed. Abut '.i oVIitSk
this morning 2.V) people Irid gi'.hered
and then set lire to tin- h.,Jp:til.
Shots from aii u:p-r window f-itally
wounded Gjorge Wi'loughby an I
I'ter Lauer. mem bjrs of the attack
ing parly. In ihi meantime th? oc
cupants of the house escaped and
opsne 1 fire on the unit from a patch
of timber. The lire was answered
briskly by tic: a'lAckiug party and
when the tiring hvl ceisel, the bjdy
of John Myers, a b'.i'-k mUli. em
ployed by Mrs. Wright, was t'nind
dead. Mrs. Wright is probably fatal
The mob disperse i after the house j
with a!! its contents had been burned.
The death of Dcssie Salter occurred
Friday morning. TDe body was taken
to her home during Friday night and
was buried secretly in Ihi German
cemetery Saturday by relatives.
Ciiruutr I rel Isutrs.
As soon as the facts Iceaine known
a coroner's jury was summoned by j
Coroner Itanium, of Onarga. I he
coroner ordered the body exhumed.
A warrant was sworn out for the
arrest of Dr. Wright, and a crowd of
men went with Constable .John Mil
stead to serve it. They knocked on
the door, got n lesp'in.-e and forced
their wav in. An inner door was also
locked and they broke this down.
Tlien some one tired out of the inner
darkness. Uyin fell mortally wound
ed ami the crowd retreated, curyii g
Rvati. As they departed three more
!-not s were tired r.fter them. Dennis
Carr was .shot in the leg, but is not se
i ions! v in j tired.
Mrs. Wright was taken by Sheriff
Martin to Bten at noon today. Stie
is to be taken to Watscka jail by way
of lloope.ston. No further demon
stration is feared in Gilman. although
it is understood a mob will be organ
ized to make an assault on the Wat
BOXERS REPORTED MASSING
f ifteen Mile. F)4t of T miK-suu Ttiry are
Sal I to lie Oat lirrluc-
Iterlin, Aug. 27. A dispatch from
Tien Tsin says that large bodies of
boxers arc concent rati no; l." miles
northeast of Twan.siin. I'liu-nal ac
tivity has been shown in that diree
tion for several days. Preparations
are being made to meet an attack.
TRANSPORT IS OVERDUE.
M.euM l!ae llmrhfil Manila r rom Sao
Kranrlaro a Week Au.
Manila. Aug. -'. Oilicial reports
ediow that during the past fortnight
scouting had insignificant results.
Tvphoid fever is delaying hipnicg.
The transport Californian. which saii
ed from San Francisco July 17. is a
GUN BOAT ORDERED TO AMOY
Catlne Will Prorwd Tbera to Report the
Washington. Aug. 27. The gun
heat Castine. Commander B.iwuua,
has been ordered to Auioy. China, to
report on the conditions there. The
Castice is at Shanghai.
I'oDtry to Tien Tlo.
Rome. Aug. 27. A dispatch from
Taku con!:rtiij the report that a con
voy bas been formed at Pekin to con
duet, under a very strong escort, the
allies' woundfd and women and chil
dren to Tien Tsin.
fcele of the Aroalfamnted.
YouLSM.nvii. .. Am. 27. A promi
nent member of the Amalcamated As
tiociaCon of Iron. Steel nsd Tin Work
Doctor at Gilman.
ers' states thai the vote now being
taken by the various lodge9 on the
proportion to vest discretionary pow
er in the conference committee to nego
tiate a scale is thus far nearly unani
mous for it, and that he expects to see
tiie mills in operation a sain by Sept. 1.
BRYAN SPEAKS AT OMAHA.
Davit and Snirerrtgn AIm Speak Steven
son V IOta Chicago.
Onmlm, Aug. 27. Bryan made two
ppeeches here Saturday, one of them
in the afternoon, and the other in the
evening. He sjoke on both, occasions
at Syndicate park, and under the
auspices of the Jaeksonian Club of this
fit y. There whs n large attendance
upon Ix.th speeches and applause was
frequent- ainl general. The speeches
were lunde from a. rude platform, of
which the houghs of the fine trees of
the park were the only covering.1 This
stand faced a rather steep hillside, upon
which the people stood and sat, the In-
leasing elevation lending to the place
t lie general effect of a huge theatre.
In tin afternoon meeting Bryan was
precede ! by Webster lavl3 and J. It.
I'lii.-aL-o. Aug. 27. Adlai K. Steven
son spent iin st. of Saturday lu consulta
lion with Chairman Watson and Sec
retary Nelson, of the Democratic .state
committee. The candidate Tor the vic
pivs'dotiey h:.s agreed to devote three
weeks of his time to speeehmakiug in
I Ilii.4-.fs. and the tate committee' was
tryng to arn.iiKv the dates for him.
Lincoln, .el.. -ug. L'7. Bryan re
turned to Lincoln from Omaha yester
day morning- In time to attend church,
his return marking the completion of
1:1s first week of active workiln the
present campaign. Bryan will leave
here Wednesday for Chicago, where
lie will witness the sham battle of the
Grand Army ou Thursday. He will
remain in Chicago for soni" days.
ENCAMPMENT Us rYTillAMS
fOngnKlng ttie ltentloa f Pfnplr of h
lri.it .Many Kiillits Arrlif,
Detroit. An;.'. g7. A myriad of in
candescent lights stretched ;nros
Woodward avenue all the way from
the river t" Grand Circus park beamed
v.eleiiiue last niht to the incoming
Pythian Knights. During- yesterday
there were more spo. talors than
knights at the lig eiica nipiiient f
the I'liifoini U.i nk. only a few scat
tered regiments arriving during the
morning, but as night a pproached the
air resounded with music of the bands
accompanying companies, regiments
and brigades of imifot med Pythiaus.
Keliglolts Services -,vere held last
evening: In the Cetitial Methodist
church, with sermon by Chaplaln-in-Chief
1. G. Sanderson. At the eauip
grounds tilel e Were .oncorts by t tie
various hands. The tirst f.irmal exer
cises of the biennial gathering will be
.it ." p. m. today.
NEARLY A WHOLE FAMILY
Dronn at Kanknnua. Wl.., Mother and
Thru' ( lillilrrn (...lug Down.
Kaukaiiua. W'i.. Aug. g7. In full
7lew of a large party of picnickers
Mrs. Henry (Juuddy and three little
.sons were drowned in the river yester
day afternoon while ijuaddy with his
l:iii!Tlit.-r narrowlv es.apcd the same
t.utaddy. who is a eavpeiii. r. and his
l.i:iiily wen. in a small skin" atnoit half
way across the iicr when the boat
wa' overt ui ned. Quaddy by clinging
to the Iniat managed to save his 1J
year-old daughter, while hi wife and
three sons, aged from l to ". years,
Thoae Mvthlral Hanaoa Ketate.
Washington. Aug. J7 In view of
themany intuiries made of the depart
ment ut state and of the legation of
the Pnited State at The H:gu by
persons residitiK in the I'uited States
in regard to unclaimed estates, in Hol
land, the department of state has Is
sued a statemeut the pith and marrow
of which i that iHMsitively tiire are
no estates for anytxxfy in Holland Hot
now in the possession of their unques
-Imortal .1. N." at t'hlraco.
hi. ago. Aug. - J N. Tree. "The
Imiiiortal .T. N.." a war-time eh.-tracter
known to r.eurly all the jople of the
great middle west, was at the Palmer
Hmse Saturday evening, the t-enter of
n large group of interested gniesis and
citizens. Some of the nu n !ti the ernwd
were old sob!:- is who knew Free in
Iath Reveal a Secret Marriage.
New York. Aug. 7.-11. Coulter
Brinker. a theatrical manager of New
ark, was found dead early yesterday
morning at the bottom of an a shaft
in the Crand hotel. After hi death It
ttm known that more than a year
ago married Miss A be 11. his leading
lady. It was a case of accident.
Roberta I Ready to Mot,
. Care Town. At:z. 27. Lord Boterts
arrived Saturday at Beirasr. a rew
miles west of Macnadodorp, where he
met Sir Itedvers Buller, General
French and General Pole-Carew. Ev
erything is now in readiness for the
DROWNING OF THREE GIRLS.'
Ctep Into a Deep Hole While Bathing
and Sink from Sight Forerer.
Corry. Pa., Aug. 27. At Finlay
Lake. Chautauo.ua county. New York,
the summer resort fifteen miles north
of this place, late Saturday afternoon,
took place a drowning in which three
prominent young women lest their
lives. The dead are: Miss Maine Carr,
aged 20 years, of Northeast. Pa.. Miss
Pearl Palmer, aged l'.i years, of North
east: Miss Lillif Conkle. aged ly years,
of Pittsburg. The young women were
bathing in the lake in front of the
LakeHousewherethe water is shallow.
They were holding each other by the
arms and were having a gay time,
"plashing in the water.
Suddenly the girls were seen to bo
sinking. Thinking that they wtre only
frolicking no attempt was made to
rescue hem. When it vns seen, how
ever, that they did not reapiear the
alarm was given immediately and
many swimmers went to the rescue,
but too late. The bodies were recov
ered. Miss Carr's father stood In the
water, horror-stricken but unable to
render any assistance. It is supposed
that they stepped Into one of the deep
holes with which this lake abounds.
TOP Or SECONDS I V IS ION.
llett Thine Chicago League ttnae Hal
Can Show Latent Scores.
Played. Won. Lost. ForC.
Hrookljn !r r.H 37
Pittsburg P2 50 4e; .o."j."
Philadelphia .. ! 7.0 43 .510
P.oston us 4'J 4!i .".mi
Chicago t: 4S 7.1 .4.H.1
Cincinnati 101 4S Z-i A",
St. Louis !7 40 51 .474
New York !)d 411 .".7 .40J
Chicago. Aug. J7. Saturday's scores
on League diamonds were recorded as
follows: At New York Philadelphia
5. New York '.I: at 15ostin Brooklyn .
Hos-tou S; at St. Louis Chicago 0. St.
Louis 2: at Pittsburg Cincinnati S.
Pittsburg (Sunday. At St. Ixmls
Chicago o, St. Louis ii: at Cincinnati
Pittsburg ii. Citieimiati 1.
American League: At Mil.vnukee
Minneapolis (5. Milwaukee :; at In
dianapolis Detroit 1. Indianapolis 2:
(second game) Detroit I iidinnanolis
S; at Buffalo Cleveland 1. Buffalo 2:
at Chicago Kansas City o. Chicago 1.
(Sunday. I At Buffalo Cleveland .1.
Buffalo 7: at Milwaukee Minneapolis
3, Milwaukee 7; at Chicago Kain.
Wiaronsin NolJIcr Iloiu.
Camp Douglas, Wis.. Aug. 27. The
sixteen companies of the Tiiird regi
luejil and tlie Tenth battalion. Wiscon
sin National Guard, were paid Friday
on. ruing, after which they turned in
their supplies from the state at the
jnarterinas'ier's depart merit and
cleared up camp preparatory to leav
ing. Our lloat'a Crew Also Wins.
Paris. Aug. 27. The eight-oared
crew of the Vesper Boat club, of Phila
delphia, yesterday won the chant
ph.uship in the international regatta
held under the auspices of the exposi
tion. Hall I.ari; as WnUiiitn.
Larned. Kas.. Aug. 27. Hail stones
as large as walnuts fell here for half
an hour Saturday night.
A report that an Omaha anarchist
was "laying for" Colonel YY. .1. Bryan
seems t have been a fake.
The certain "school inarms" who
have been on an outing in this country
started home Saturday.
The expected is happening and the
kick against the census is vigorous.
Among the kickers are St. Louis and
Itev. Henry .Moelh r has been con
seciated bishop of the itoman Catholic
dioeese of Columbus.
Huntington's art collection, which
goes to the New York Metropolitan
museum after his widow's death, is
valued at xmi.i urn.
Charles Sinclair, carpenter, was
blown into the lake at Chicago from
the top of a sixty-foot tower, but sw am
out all right.
Fire destroyed the building at the
Western Fnioii college at LeMars, la.
War between France and Morocco
seems inevitable and the Paris press
says IfnglNh agents are provoking the
A Missouri Pa.-ilic tr.iin struck a
wagon near Fttinham. Kas.. killing
F.lva Black, fatally injuring Mrs. Black
and badly hurting their niece.
An exju.sition of South and Central
American vegetable products has been
opened at Berlin.
Fire at New Yolk in the building oc
cupied by the Birkeufeld-Strauss Co.
caused U loso of uU.Ul ?JiiO,i.HA.
oiisuni.llte Ball Player Head.
Spriugtield. Ills.. Aug. ''". Peter Mc
Coy di.nl Saturday in St. John's hospit
al, this ity. of consumption, aged :2.
He lie.i most of his life in Spriugtield.
and was for years a member of the
Cincinnati club. National league.
I.at.or ljf in Wltconsin.
Madi-r.u. Wis.. Aug. 27. Governor
Scotield Saturday issued a proclama
tion regarding Monday, Sept. i!. as La
bor Day. and i-uggesting and request
ing that this year speei.-.l care b? taken
to make it a general holiday.
Concluded to lorrjo a Dhorr.
Newcastle. I ml.. Aug. 27. The di
vorce and injunction proceedings, in
volving Dr. and Mrs. n. p.. Hackle
man, have been dismissed by Mrs.
Hacklemau. and the parties will be
Call tor Anti-Iinprrtallat.
Findlay. O.. Aug. 27. A call for a
national anti-imperialistic conference
to be held in Columbus on Sept. r. wis
eai out from this city Saturday.
Alex lean War Veterans.
Cincinnati. Aug. 27. The National
Association of Mexican War Veterans
will meet in Cincinnati snx ih 2nd 14.
'AH SIN COMING BACK
Proposes to Give the Peking Re
lief Force Another Speci
men of His Mettle.
EOYAL FAMILY HAS BEEN LOCATED
On the March to a Haven of Safety
Declaration or War Report Itughetl
at by the Washington People
Comment on an Invitation
for I s fo Get Out.
London, Aug. 27. At a conference
of ministers and generals held at Taku
Friday it was decided, according to
The Daily Telegraph, to refer the fate
of the forbidden city to Europe.
Washington. Aug. 27. Itusia, C.er
many and Japan have not declared
war upon China, either separately or
in concert. This statement is made
upon authority of the highest charac
ter. What those nations may do with
in the next forty-eight hours, or with
in the next fortnight, is a question
which no one in Washington is pre
pared to answer. A brief dispatch from
Chefoo conveying a rumor current
there that Bussia. Germany and Japan
had joined in u declaration of war up-
on China n roused some Interested com
ment among Washington officials and
among diplomatic representatives of
lorelgn govei ninents resident here. In
neither otUcial imr diplomatic circles,
however, was the rumor taken seri
ously. Dipalli Hat IliiitiiiHT New.
Late yesterday a dispatch was re
ceived at the Japanese legation from
the foreign office of Japan conveying
the latest and most authentic informa
tion of the situation in and around Po
king. In a measure the advices wer.
of a disquieting nature, as they indi
cated that the Chinese had rallh-d
their forces and were preparing for an
attack upon the allies in 1 'eking, if
it should prove that the allied forces
were besieged in Peking it would ac
count for the lack of advices from
Wonl of the Imperial Family.
As made public by Minister Taka
hira. the dispatch from the Japanese
toreign office at Tokio is as follows:
"An official telegram, tinted Peking,
Aug. IS was received at Tokio front
General Yamaguchi. commander of the
Japanese forces, to the following ef
fect: 'The capital is now entirely
cleared of the enemy. A cavalry regi
ment which had been sent to Wan
Shau Shan where the empress dow
ager's palace is located 1 reports that
the imperial family who had left Pe
king Aug. 1 I started, after a short
rest at Wan Shan Shan, r-r the west,
and were under the escort of General
Ma and his troops, consisting of only
about .".' horsemen and twenty carts.
The Japanese forces occupied the
treasury department in which over 2,
(hMi.iHMi taels in silver and a large
uuantity of n.-e were found.'
'Another telegraphic dispatch dated
Taku. Aug. '::. states that as the Chi
nese troops and Boxers wh had gath
ied at Nan Yuen were about to at
tack the foreign for. es at Peking. Jap
anese and Uiissiaii cavalry were ex
pected to encounter them on the 20th.
The dispatrh further states that -Chinese
infantry, some T strong, with
tiftei-n guns, are advancing forward
from Shan-Tung t. ui;'.ke a rear at
tack on the allies."
THAT 'IEC I.ARATION WAIi.-
Report frobal.ly a Mistake -Ini Itlng
I Out or the Kow.
In the ab-er.ce of oBicial Informa
tion fr.jni China r from United State
officers there, interest ''u.crs in tiie
diplomatic pha-es of the existing trou
!;. The minor of a declaration of
war by Ilussia. it is sj.lained. may
have grown out of the operations of
the troops of the czar in the protection
of the southeastern frontier of his em
pire; or it may have arisen from the
rtiicrte.l abatement of the commander
of thv Itns-ian forces at Peking that
Lis government was at war with China
and. therefore, hi must prohibit -om-muni'Mtiou
with ti e Chinese. Neither
tt: operations of Bii'sia on l:r fron
tier. Lor iLe prohibition by the Russian
gti.tr.il of communication with the
CL'iiese. would -o::.-t:tuTe. it is said,
a declaration i war by Russia.
In this c i.L.ry rt declaration of war
may be made ..niy by congres. nly
ui'.ce In the pie-eu: century has su h a
declaration been made, nan.ely in JM2
agalnt Great Britain. War may exist
actually between the United States and
unother country, a was the case be
tween this country and Mexico, with
out action by congress. The Mexican
war had progressed fourteen months be-
for action was taken by congress.
Troops of the l"niteI States had in
vaded Mexico and several important
battle; had been fought before con
press, to Insure the legality of the con
tent, and to protect the rights of the
United States as a probable conqueror,
declared that a state of war had ex
isted from a date fourteen months
Trior to thp action of congress.
Among European nations the method
of procedure is simpler. Whether, in
: the event of a declaration of war by
one or more of the powers against
China, an invitation would be extended
to the United States to retire from
China, as intimated In the dispatch
from Chefoo, Is open to doubt, and it
Is decidedly problematical, it is said,
whether the invitation would be ac-
repted. even if it were tendered. In any
event, it can be said to lie no part of
the purpose of the United States to
Facrltice any of its guaranteed rights
or privileges in the Chinese empire.
CHINESE I0 UTUISArPKAR.
Well-Intrenched Force Found Other
Neni From the Front.
Peking. Aug. T. Via Taku. Aug.
24. Copyright. Rhmi, The Associated
Press. Armed Ch'uese are reported
to the southward and westward. A
well-entrenched force has been located
by the Bengal Lancers in a village
four miles to the southwest. It is be
lieved that the best Chinese leaders
are in command. Detachments of the
allied forces were out today recon
tioitering and locating.
The Imperial city and the Forbid
den city are under close guard by the
International authorities. This morn
ing a thanksgiving service was at
tended by tho members of the British
and American legations, the mission
aries and the marines.
London. Aug. 27. The Shanghai
Correspondent of The Times, wiring
Aug. 24. says: "Li I lung Chang has
ri-ceived a message from Peking that
the Japanese alone will occupy the
Imperial palace. The Japanese govern
ment has renewed Its assurance that It
will protect the persons of the em
press dowager ami the emperor.
"The Japanese government has noti
fied Earl Li that negotiations will lie
impossible until plenipotentiaries: ac
ceptable to the powers are appointed.
Japan suggests the viceroys of Nan
Kin ami Wu-Chang and Earl LI. If
th-se are appointed and China ex
presses a willingness to make full in
demnity Japan is ready to assist to
the utmost "
Half Kate C'al.lea for Soldiers.
Washington. Aug. 27. The Postal
Telegraph Cable company has ex
tended the courtesy of Its cable ser
vice in behalf of the officers and men
of the army serving in China mid their
families ami friends at home one half
rate cable tolls for social messages In
plain language, when these messages
are sent and received through the
adjutant general of the army. The full
rate is Sl.ti.". per word.
Itully ) Key Win the I iitiirltv.
New York. Aug. 27. After .1 journey
of 3,iMl miles to ride William C. Whit
ney's colt Ballyhoo Bey. Tod Sloan suc
ceeded in sending his mount lirst iast
the wire in the rich l'uturity stakes
at Sheepshead Bay Saturday, and
gathered in .o"..s"." for his employer.
The favorite. Olympian, was second.
The time waa l:b.
Odds and Ends Suit Sale That Breaks
Broken lots of Suits that were left from our Great Sale. Suits that sold
for $10, $12, $15 and $16 50 go for
1 777 1 777 '
J All Sizes in the Lot, 34 to 44. It Your Size Is la the Lot it's 17
C YOU KNOW US,
THE LONDON J
NAVAL VETERANS' PARADE:
iilluul 1 u
Five Thousand Men. Those From Civil and Spanish-American
Wars, Tramp Side by Side in Chicago.
THE MICHIGAN AVENUE
Procession is Reviewed by Commander Shaw and Acting Gov.
Warder Speech by Mayor Harrison.
Chicago, Aug. 27. The naval pa
rade, which i the prelude to the
grand march of the (I. A. Ii. tomor
row, occurred at 12 o'clock today. It
was made up of 2,000 r.aval veterans
of the civil war, men that served in
the Spanish war, members of the as
sociation of prisoners of war, and
sailors from the cutters Fessenden
and Merrill, the life saving crews,
naval militia of Illinois, Naval lie
serve veterans and boys' brigade.
5,000 men in all. Alter passing
through the business portion of the
city the parade was reviewed at tho
naval arch in Michigan avenue, which
was dedicated this morning, by Com
mander in Chief Shaw, Acting Gov
ernor .Warder and Mayor Harrison.
There were speeches by Mayor Har
rison and others.
City Full of Soldlcra.
t'hieago, Aug. 27. The national en
campment of the Crand Army of the
Republic was opened Saturday nigh;
by the dedication of the new Coliseum
in which all joint camp lires. reunions,
ami other exorcises for the public, in
cidental to the encampment, will bti
held this week. Within its walls Sat
urday night was gathered one of the
largest assemblies ever seen in this
city under one roof. A cleirus of 1.
MM, costumed to represent a living
llag, occupied an immense, platform.
Julius Lombard, the famous singer of
war times, sang the "Star Spangled
Banner" from the original manuscript.
The dedicatory exorcises proper
comprised an address by !'. O. Low
deu, of Chicago: a response by Mayor
Harrison, and addresses by other local
Members of the Grand Army and
their friends have been pouring into
the city from all parts of the country,
and tiiis morning the streets were
crowded with strangers. The chief
Arrivals Saturday were theSpanish min
ister. Due d'Arcos. with the Co.unte.s.s
r d madpu
u. rt. 11. mmtui.
ARCH IS DEDICATED.
tTAreos, and General Daniel K. Sickles.
Religious exercises were held at the
Auditorium yesterday and tin great
hall was crowded. Iluring the week
the Iron Brigade will hold its reun
ion. Headquarters have been estab
lished in "Iron Brigade hall," SI State
street, which has been decorated lav
ishly. Here the old couu'ades will as
semble, talk over the stirring events
of the civil war. orgaui.e Impromptu
camp lires and partake of the local
The programme today opened with
the morning salute to the colors. At
! a. m. the dedication of the naval
arch ou Michigan avenue tiok place
before an enormous crowd. At 10:.'!i
tho naval parade began and marched
through the principal streets, liogin
ning with the grand Court of Honor
from Congress to Twelfth streets. The
parade wtis a success and the route of
its march was limsl with cheering iwo-
SEDALIA IS STORM SWEPT.
Wlu.il Uoes lli;ny Humane In Mlasourl
Sedalia. Mo., Aug. 27. A storm
borderinj; closelv on a tornado rared
here at noon today. Three brick
buildiiiirs on-Main street were blown
down and Woods opera house was
practically unroofed. Dozens of smaller
buildings were damaged. Thousands of
shade trees were broken and torn up,
and street traflic was suspended,
telegraphic and telephonic communi
cation being interferred with. There
was a territic fall of rain.
BOERS ARE BEATEN BACK.
Such la t lie I u format Ion that Ilobrrt
London, Aug. '27. Gen. Lord Rob
erts reports to the home office today
that the Boers have been beaten back
by Gen. Hamilton at Winborger and
that Gen. Oliver has been captured.
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