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SOCK ISLAND. ILiIi., SATURDAY. OCTOBER -7. 1900.-TWELYE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Transvaal Proclaimed a Part
of Great Britain's Pos
sessions. LIBERTY GONE FOREVER.
But the Boers Are Doing
Some Very Hard Fight
ing AGAINST TREMENDOUS ODDS.
Lmdoa. 0,;t. 27. A dispatch from
Roberts referring to lighting oMIen.
lUrton's column with Gen. l)e Wet'a
forces. Oct. 2o, savs: "The British
(Whose Imperial Dot-jain is Extended )
losses are heavier than at first re
ported. An additional oflieer and 12
men were killed and threo ollicers and
'. men wounded. The Boers left iM
dead and l'J wounded on the lield and
.' Boers were made prisoners. Three
Boers who held up their hands Id
token of surrender and then fired on
the British were court-martialed, con
victed, and sentenced to death. I
have confirmed the sentence."
Ix-mlon.OH. 27. 1'oberts sends this
dUpatch: "Barton attacked l)e Wet
rear Frederickstad. The Boers scat
tered in all directions."
Kud or the Itepabllc.
Pretoria. Oct. 27. The Transvaal
was yesterday iro htimed a part of
the British empire, the -riclamation
belli!! attended with Impressive .eere-
(WLose hei'uMIc IsIIoqo.)
monies. The royal standard was hoist
ed in the main square of the city, the
;retiadicrs presented arms, massed
liantls played the national anthem. Sir
Alfred Milner read the proclamation
ami f.lN troops, representing Ireat
Britain and her colonies, marched
London. Oct. 27. It was reported
yesterday that the Boers had "captured
Jacobsdal. southwest of Kim'ocrlcy.
after a -stubborn resistance un the
part of the garrison, which consisted
of a detachment of Cae Town High
landers. The latter sulTered severely,
losing thirty-four out of nfty-twomen."
Also that ' Hans Botha cut otT a train
with a reconnoitering party f the
Hichland brigade. In-twecn HeidclbT!r
and ;rcylingstad. in the Transvaal
--Innv. tearing up the rails In front
and in-hind the train. In .the fight
which followed two captains and eight
4i!en were wounded and all were ca
t u red.
It now appears that Jacobsdal was
not raptured by the Boers. Advice? re
ceived from C.h Town shortly after
midnight say: -Later news from Ja
cohsdal sbows that M Poers unsuc
cessfully attacked the -garrison. Th
Higid.niders had fourteen killed and
twenty wounded." It was regarded as
a curious c:iicidener that the rews of
the alleged caj:ure of Jacobsdal by 'the
Itoers shouM le receiv--d con i:rrently
with the ex-ve-tel arrival home from
South Africa of the City Imperial vol
unteers, as Jacob-dal wa the scene of (
the hitter's first fight. The town was:
captured by iliox' volunteer- Feb. 1.". (
I'ntil T. o'clock this niorniug the;
streets oT Ixuulou were lively with
crowds WTatchIng the workmen puitiEa
tnie ttnni touenes to trie nei-or.-irrons in
cident to the welcome to be given the
City Imperial o ntheir return from the
war. and enjoying a kind of rehearsal
along the route to be traversed. At mid
night, when hope that the Aurania
would arrive 1n time hail been almost
abandoned oLrd Mayor Newton Issued
an announcement that, in the event
of her non-arrival, all the arrangement
would stand for Monday next.
Durban. Oct. 27. The Boers are
raiding in fhe northern part of XataL.
They have burned the railway, station
at Waschbank and blown up a culvert.
TWO ARRESTS MADE
IN THE RICE CASE.
New York, T)ct. 27. Lawyer Pat
rick and Private Secretary Jones were
today held to await the action of the
rand jury on the charge of forging
the signature of the late William M.
Kice. Bail was fixed at $10,000 each.
Prof. Witthaus, in his chemical
analysis of the stomach of Kice. re
ports he round mercury and arsenic
in the stomach.
MAKES A STRANGE DEFENSE.
But the Woman In the Cae Declare It
Contains the Troth.
roughkeepsie, X. Y. Oct. 2. Oliver
Ilusted and Mrs. Theron Sherow, a
couple who eloped from Schultzville
and were arrested uear Holly, Mich.,
were brought back to l'otighkecpsie,
last night. They set up a most remark
able defense to the charges of grand
larceny and kidnaping, on which they
were arrested. Husted says that on
Aug. 'M Sherow suggested an exchange
of wives and that he and Mrs. Sherow
left for Michigan, taking Sin-row's 3-
ycar-old daughter with them.
He says that he heard Mrs. Sherow
ask her husband if be wished her to
go, and he told her to gr and stay. He
says he gave the woman $1 to pay to
her husband. Husted was seat t Jail,
while Mrs. Sherow was allowed to go
home with her husbatwl. out of sym
pathy for the children. She says that
Ilust-! tells the truth.
Mliflit Have Ilren A Irani.
Stamford. Conn., Oct. -7. It has
tieeu learned that a man answering the
dcscriotitiii of Alvnrd. the missing note
teller of the I'irst National bank. New
York, visited on Tuesday the sanitari
um or Ii I raiiK u. l.arnes, on me
utskirts of the city. Ir. liartu-s
tt:ited that the man looked about the
place for some little time ami made a
number of Inquiries, but went away
without giving his name or any due as
to his tir v.
WILL OF JOHN SHERMAN.
nitpoiei of "J.OOO.OOO in I'ropertj Fro-
vl'lcn Tor a Ili(nr:iliy.
Mansfield. O., Oct. 7. Application
made vcsti-wla to Judge" KoeiiR'
Rrinkeihofl. in the iroliate court of
Itichland county, to admit to probate
the last will and testament of rx-See-
retarv of "State John Sherman, whoso
remains were buried here Tnursdav.
It disuses of about $2.(ifX(KH, all of
which, witli the exception of a few
email bequests, goes to members of his
family, to whom there are a large
Tiumtier of legacies.
A biography is provided for to be
published by some comiotent jwrsoti
within two years :ifter Sherman's
fleath and $10,mio Is appropriated for
this, as he suited he felt it to be his
duty to the public, showinghint to have
been faithful and true. I'apers, speeches
and various documents are to be given
Into the biographers" s hands.
Ken yon college at tlambier, O.. and
Oberlln (O.) college are each willed $7,,
oo and a similar amount to Sherman
Ileineman park at Mansfield.
Wales Tricks the IVItd I'arinlan.
Paris. OW. 27. Le Courrier du f"oir
says it understands that the Prince
and Princess of Wales visiNnl the ex
position here last June, but that In con
sequence of the expressed desire of the
prrinco their stay was km'pt an absolute
pecret. The prince wished to avoid dem
onstrations which would result from
tho AnglopfcolH- attitude of the Nation
nrltli Cabinet Composition.
London, lt 27. The Standard in
a paragraph obviously iuspired an
nounces that Lord Salisbnry will retain
the double office of prime minister and
secretary of state for foreign affairs
and that Joseph Chamberlain will re
tain the portfolio of secretary of state
for the colonies.
Chicapo, Oct. 27. A G. Ruby, pro
prietor of a saloon, was tortared by
robbers and robbed of f 800 early to
day. The robbers escaped.
HAISNA'S HOLIDAY MARCHERS
(Chicago HoliJay Hero)
Chicago. Oct. 27. There is a gcu
er?I suspension of business in the city
BRYAN AT- HEW HAVEN
Reception Marked Contrast With
That of Four Years
TALE RESPECTFUL THIS TIME
Completion of the New Jersey
TourRoosevelt's Visit to
New Haven, Conn.. Oct. 27. Bryan
left New York this morning, reaching
here at 11 o'clock, lie spoke at the
Sjcond reeiment armory to a larjre
assemblage, including many Yale
students. There w&s no nnfriendlv
demonstration such as made remark'
able Bryan's visit here four years
ago, when the students broke op the
opei air meeting.
New York, Oct. 27. Hon. William
3. Bryan yesterday concluded his cam
paign tour of the state at New Jersey.
The day was given up to a section of
Jersey which Is populated largely by
iople Who do, lisln'K8 In New York
city. The tour wg made over the
Ielaware and Lackawanna railroad,
the most distant ioint touched being
JJover, forty miles south of New York.
The othor towns at which speeches
were made were Hoboken. Harrison,
Orange. Summit, Morristown, Boonton,
I'aterson, Belleville and Newark, three
speeches being made at the latter
place. In reality Bryan's Thursday,
work extended into yesterday, for he
did not retire yesterday morning until
about 2 o'clock, ami one of the pleas
antest occasions of the night was the
last of the series.
When he reached his hotel in Hobo
ken, after his carriage tour of the
city, ho found About 5oO German citi
zens awaiting his arrival. They in
sisted upon tendering him .1 serenade,
and sang several of the songs of the
I'atherland in a way that delighted
the presidential candidate, notwith
standing he is unfamiliar with the
language In which the son-ys are writ
ten. Bryan referred frequently yes
terday in private conversations to this
episode, showing that his appreciation
of it was very strong.
At the conclusion of his series of
meetings in Newark last night Bryan
expressed himself as highly gratified
with the Jersey campaign. Bryan will
make a brief run into Connecticut to
day, speaking at New Haven and
Bridgeport, but will return in time to
participate In the meeting of thlemo
eratie clubs in New York city tonight.
Bryan made the longest stop of yes
terday at 1 over, forty miles out of
NAW.York. He tqioke at that ldace-for
about an hour and addressed a large
crowd, which listened to him atten
tively. notwithstanding1 a light rain
was falling at the time he spoke.
Bryan's I'aterson meeting was In
some res-poets the most notable of the
day. and the street exhibition was ex
ceptional. He was t-onduct'Ml from the
railroad station to the court house In
an open carriage, a distance of a mile
or more -through the principal streets,
anil received an ovation from one end
of the route to the other. Most of the
"houses were di'oorated with Hags and
"bunting, and the windows apparently
almost without exception were filled
with women who vigorously fluttered
handkerchief and small flags at the
candidate as lie rode by, cheering
heartily all the time. The crowd in
the street was very enthusiastic, and
when the speaking took place Bryan
encountered a very ocean of human
The scene when Bryan entered the
Ivruger auditorium in Newark was a
thrilling one. The big building was
crowded to its utmost capacity, and
when the caudidate entered all those
present began a tumultuous shout. All
carried small flags and waved them
vigorously. They did not cease this
demonstration until Bryan arose and
raised his hand as a token that he de
sired to proceed. Then as if by magic
the tumult censed and all listened in
the utmost silence except for occasion
al bursts of 'hearty anlause.
Bryan e'osed his auditorium speech
with an appeal for fair treatment for
the Filipinos. When he finished on
the inside of the building, he found
on the outside a congregation ten
times as big as had listened to blm
within the building. He was compelled
to make a soech there and aftT that
effort he proceeded to base ball park,
where he made the last address of fhe
night, closing shortly before midnight.
He arrived at the Iloffman House at
12:20 this morning. He. was in ex-
PASS BEFORE HIM IIS REVIEW.
todav, owing to the celebration of
prosperity" and the commercial and
industrial parade. The weather is
fine and the day bright and clear.
The parade formed at 10 o'clock in
Michigan avenue and marched through
the business portion. passiDg the re
viewing stand in Jackson boulevard.
In the stand were Senators Hinna.
Cullom. Mason, Henry C. Payne and
National Committeemen Stewart,
New and Kerns. All along the route
nearly all the business bouses and
offices were profusely decorated. The
line of march was denselj packed with
cheering and shouting thousands from
long before the parade started until
the last man had passed. In the line
were regiments of men in uniform
drawn from all branches of industry
and business, the republican working
men's clubs being especially conspicuous.
cellent condition and retired lmmetTi-
KOOSKTELT IX NEW TOKK.
Welcome to the Metropolis Hl Birth
Middletown, N, Y.. Oct. 27. Gov.
Roosevelt left New York citv at S:20
this morning. This was his 42d
birthday. Brief stops were made at
Passaic, Patterson, sunern and Mil
bourn, where the governor spoke
briefly. Here Koosevelt addressed a
large audience at the opera house.
New York, Oct. 27. This city over
flowed with Republican enthusiasm
last night oa the occasion of the re
ception arranged for Governor Koose
velt. Beginning with the arrival at
the Grand Central station on the min
ute of the schedule time, 5:30 p. in.,
until along towards midnight, when
the "Bough Kider governor went,
tired and weary, to his sister's home
ror the night, there was such a series
of reception, snch a burning of lrre-
Trorks, such electrical display, and
such volumes rt eloquence as is sel
dom seen ia New York. It was the
climax f the candidate's tour of many
thousands of miles, and his iriends and
admirers -made the streets ring with
their shouts of welcome home.
Waiting for Teddy" to Come Home.
As early as 5 o'clock the crowds be-
gsnx to gather at the Grand Central
station to bee "Teddy" come home.
Many of the men and women arrived
In carriage, and the crowd to a great
extent was a well dressed one. When
the governor arrived there was a great
cheer and he was put Into a carriage
and drlren to the Fifth Avenue hotel
throug"h a continuous cheer. The gov
ernor took only the uecesnary time to
remove some f the stains of travel
and then with the reception commit
tee and a few others sat down to an in
formal dinner in the hotel. Whilet he gov
ernor was at dinner the crowds gath
ered In Madison square. At ti:."JO o'clock
the fireworks display began. Kvery in
vention in the pyrotechuieal line was
utilized and some of the displays took
the crowd by storm.
The Democratic mutosoope on the
BarLholdi hotel roof was at work all
the time throwing mottoes on the
Dewey arch, on the clouds, and on the
walls of the buildings, round the
square, but the Republicans ignored it.
Another feature was the plavingof the
many bands in unison din-cted bv n
searchlight and the vast chorus sing
ing. Governor Koosevelt came out of
tho hotel at 7:." o'clock and got Into
his carriage. He was recognized at
on-ce, and until he got into the garden
and for some minutes afterward he
wks cheered and cheered.. He stood
nearly all the way to the garden and
bowed to the crowd.
Kerepitun at the Uartlen.
Tlie governor reached Madison
Square garden at 7:.".S o'clock. The
cheering outside made this. fact known
to those within and there were ex
pectant cries of "Here lie conies." The
audience stood waving Hags and cheer
ing when the governor appeared. There
was a great tumult. Bands were slav
ing hard to make their music heard,
but except to those immediately along
side they niiht have kept silent. Led
by Secretary Manchester the partv
went to the speakers' stand. The gov
ernor followed and back of him came
Senator Piatt. Others were General I
V. Greene. Senator Scott. Frederick K.
Gibbs and J. H. Mauley. When the
governor got to his place on the front
of the stand the appaluse was deafen
ing. General Greene tried to, get order,
but the crowd cheered the louder. The
governor stood quietly beside the chair
man. The applause lasted nine min
General Greene Introduced the gov
ernor as the strongest advocate of the
administration's jiolicy in the Philip
pines. Another ovation followed as
the governor raised his hand to com
mand attention. He In-gan iiis address
with tho words, "My Fellow Ameri
can." and proceeded to present the Re
publican side of the controversy. He
was applauded throughout and given a
great ovation when he closed. He was
followed by Charles S. Fan-child, ex-
secretary of the treasury; B. B. Odell.
Republican candidate for governor; ex
Governor Black; Senator Frye, of
Slaine. and John K. Richards.
While Richards was ppeakicTT a club
of "Rough Riders" marched into the
hall and the governor came forward In
response to calls and spoke a few more
words, after which he leift the Garden
and drove to his hotel, and thence to
the residence of Douglas Robinson.
While the meeting was In progress in
the Garden the speakers on all the
stands addressed thousands. During
the intermissions the bands played and
the crowds In a great chorus sang the
national hymns, the time Iwing beaten
by the great Garden searchlight.
Madison Square for its entire length
and breadth was one glimmering gar
den of color in honor of the coming to
town of the governor. From shortly
after dark until late in the night the
tumult continued. The fireworks dis
play began at dark and filled the air
continuously for hours. While the
lombs burst scores of varf-colored bal
loons of paper were sent aloft. Thou
sands of persons watched the display.
The tower of the Garden wsis illumin
ated with myriads of tiny lncandescenl
11-rhts while red. white and blue lights
blazed fpom the several stories of tht
big building. Brilliant fountains and
showers of sparks were sent off frorr'
all sides of the park, each one ap
parently surpassing the one preceding,
,Not until after Governor Roosevelt
reached the Garden and was well along
In his speech did the paraders begic
to reach Madison Square. In any force.
Bnt when they did finally 1-egin to con
verge on the square there was a specta
cle which 1s seldom seen. By U o'clock
every stref t seemed to lead to Madison
qua re and from everv thorouehfar
they came, thousands and tens of thou
and s. They had torches and transpar
encies and flags and dinner nails and
enthusiasm. It is estimated that about
raues. . . . . J .. " .
NERVE SAVED HIS LIFE
Badly Burned Man Cuts His Cloth
ing Off and Hunts a Lin
seed Oil Bath.
INUNDATION OF EED-HOT METAL
Sweeps Over a Foundry Floor and
Causes a Panic--Priority of
Death Point Decided.
Chicago, Oct. 27. By a display of re
markable nerve and presence of mind
Joe Frederick saved himself from
death by flames at the works of the
Crescent Linseed Oil company, CO West
Division street. The explosion of a
barrel of what is known among the
workmen a: glass oil. used in polishing
barrels, instantly killed Henry Mather
sen, NortJi Western avenue, and
threw Frederick thirtv feeet. When
Frederick recover-il his clothiag was
ablaze all over his bod v. Drawing his
knSfe Frederick stripped himself of the
burning garments and ran upstairs to a
big vat of liuseed oil. in which his fel
low workmen immersed him. That ac
tion soothed tin intense pain of his
burns and saved his life.
Inundation of Molten ."tie tat.
Excitement was caused among the
employes of the National Smelting and
Kenning works. Ninety-fourth street
and the lake. South Chicago, yesterday,
when one of the largest molds "ui the
comimny's plant suddenly collapsed
and the molten metal flowed over the
floor in every direction. The huge ves
sel contained loit tons of metal, which
had been heated until it was glowing
hot. The metal contained .' per cent.
of gold, IS per cent, of silver and a
quantity of lead, copper anil zinc.
Workmen In a. 1'Anic.
There was a score of employes in
the room at the time the accident oc
currred. and a panic ensued. The men
dropped their tools and ran from the
room terror-sticken when the noise
caused by the accident reached their
cars. Several had narrow escapes
from being burned. A new reservoir
will have to be built and the furnace
room may have to 1m reconstructed.
The metal, which is as bard as stone,
will have to be dug out by men with
nicks, one small section at a time. This
will bo tedious work and involve great
Four Men Seriously In.inretl.
Minonk, Ills., Oct. The explosion
Of a Ivoiler at shaft No. 1. of the Chi
cago and Minonk Co il company early
yesterday seriously Injured William
Jackson, engineer, an. I Sam nayes.
Geonre Haves and I'd Liston, firemen.
besides wounding a number of other
workmen less seriously. Jackson was
knocked senseless and when rescued
his clothing was on tire and his right
side badly burned. Sam Hayes is bad
ly scalded, and his son George had his
skull fractured. Fireman Liston is
scalded from Cue waist up and will
probably lose the siuht of one eye.
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PKIORITYOF DEATH THK POINT.
Comes Vp In a Case "W lie re. About flO.OOO
Property I Involved.
Lebanon. Ills,, Oct. 27. A novel
point has leen decided in a St. Clair
county case. David S. Sage and wife
were killed in a, terrible storm that
swept over the county four years ago.
Their bodies were found lying side
by side. They had one daughter, fhe
only lineal heir. In a suit for a set
tlenieutof the estate the question arose
as to which had died first. If Stage,
then his wife's relatives would l)o en
titled to her award, consisting of dow
er and homestead.
If his wife died first, then her rela
tives would be entitled to nothing, but
the whole estate, amounting to about
$ 10,0i H. would fall to Miss Mabel Sage,
the daughter. There was no way of
proving which had died first, and the
court held that since woman physical
ly Is weaker than man Mrs. Sage must
havedied first.and upon thishpyothesia
awarded the estate to the daughter.
Iteport of a Pawners Society.
Springfield. Ills.. Oct. '27. The State
Fawners' society, of Chicago, has made
Its first annualreport totheauditor. The
report covers the year ended Sept. I0.
1900. ami shows that iri ,."." 7 loans were
made during the year, amounting to
$2:12.575, tan average of about $15. Of
this number S.IkIS have been repaid,
amounting to $122.fiy3. Tho earnings
of the society In interests, storage and
Insurance amounts to $12.0"Vr. The
average length of time on loans was
four and one-half months, and the
average returns on the captal stock
about- 7 per cent net.
Saloonlst Tries to Kill an Oflieer.
Metropolis. Ills., Oct. 27. Yesterday
afternoon Ike Daniels, a saloonkeeper,
attempted to kill City Marshal Gus II.
Crouch. He had leeii watching for tho
ollicer all day. and when the latter
came by his place of business he
opened fire with a revolver. Marshal
Crouch returned the lire, but bystand
ers Interfered and prevented serious re
sults. The trouble was the result of a
woman asking the otlicer's protection
"Life Imprisonment for Muriler.
Champaign. Ills., Oct. 27. George
Moore, of Chatsworth. was sentenced
yesterday to life Imprisonment for the
murder of John M? Snyder, an In
l!,iaa farm hand, two miles west of
tits city, last Thanksgiving Day. A
verdict was reached by the Jury after
Ilrakeman Failed to Flag a Train.
Marion. Ills., Oct. 27. One man was
killed and two others injured in a
wreck on the Chicago ami Eastern Il
linois road near Cyprus Junction
ThursTiy. The failure of a brakeman
on a wark train to llafr a passenger
train was the cause of the wreck.
Iron Penetrated I1U llraln.
'Cold water, Mich.. Oct. 27. George
Xoely, who was so terribly Injured last
Sunday 1y -an explosion of a gun,
wiiich drove the breech pin Into his eye
and head nearly live inches, is -still
alive, although it is now known that
the iron penetrated the brain. He Is
conscious and able to sit up. Physi
cians Ihere are completely nonplused at
his favorable condition. .
Our Stocks arc Complete in Every Detail,
and We Want You to See Them Be
fore Investing Your Money in
Cool Weather Wearables.
We are showing, as usual, a full line of the fam
ous suits and overcoats made by L. Adler,
Bros. & Co., of Rochester, N. Y., whose label
is universally recognized as making the best
ready-made clothing in the world. In past sea
sons we have prevailed upon many gentlemen
who were devoted to the merchant tailor to
Make a Trial of This
The results have satisfied us that, in nine cases
out of ten, it is a waste of time and money to
buy made-to-measure clothes. The "Adler"
garments are made as well, trimmed as nicely,
and fit as neatly; also they cost about half the
made-to-measure price. However, come and
see for yourself. Be your.own judge.
YOU KNOW US.
Plot to Assassinate President
of France is Un
earthed THROUGH AN
An Electrician Taken in for
Theft I lad Documents
HE THEREUPON CONFESSED.
Lyons, Oct. 27. The N'ouveliste de
Lyons says a plot to assassinate Pres
ident Loubet has been discovered.
It seems an electrician named Coutu-
ner has been arrested lor 8tealin;
2,500 francs, and documents found on
him revealed, the paper says, an
anarchist conspiracy to assassinate
Stole to Commit Crime.
It is said Couturier stole the iuorrv
in order to carry out his pri-j-et. )
confessed and the pulne aio now
tracking his accomplice.
Paris, Oct. 27. Tho police hero
doubt the foundation for the Loubet
assassination plot published in Lyons.