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Persisted Rumors Prevailing
NOT OF OFFICIAL NATURE
Other News From the Scenes
of the War in South
London, Dec. 2 Presistent re
ports are in circulation in London and
on the continent that (Jen. Dewet has
been captured. The British received
this information from a source in
which it is accustomed to place i "jplicit
confidence. The war oilice, however.
is without any confirmation of the re
Homorof the Itoera.
Newcastle. Natal. Dec 2v The
Itocrs celoliratcd liril ma in flif dis
trict between St.mderf on Ingogo
by more or less di-tcrmim 1 attacks nj
n every I'.rilisli garrison along the
lilies of communication. These, liow
fvfr, were in all eases Mi.ii-st'n!ly ip
pulsed. At I'trecht the I'h.t cgui
lii:itiil:i!ir sent ill ;i d-malid for whisky,
cigars and Chrisim.-:- luxuries. failing
which li:- t tenI lo attack tli
Hi- demand was ignored and
rs :i ! i.ii l.cil I'lrt i lit in force
Christmas morning. They ic: o re-pub-,
with lo-s. the I'.riii.-h ca-ual-tlcs
being lull slight.
Intaitiiii; Itni-r If rid In C'lier...
London. Dec. 2V The latent dis
patches fioni Sniitli Africa show llial
l.or.l Kitchener li:i succeeded in hold
ing tin- iuxading 1!ihts in chock, l'.ni
In- lia. not ct 1 - 1 1 siiccesf ui in f.
Polling !l.i.tii from Cae Colony, while
small commaudoos continue to display
a!otiNhing daring ami activity over
an immensely w iiti- field. It is nrs
t.oM itil.- whether his nrovlatnaiion will
CTCJ grm m 9
Baking Powder is considerable.
Royal is v'coiioinieaU because it
possesses more leavening" power
and ioes further.
Roya! saves also because it
alwns makes line, liht, sweet
food; never wastes good Hour;
butter and eggs.
ore 1 in -
jit irtant still i:
der adds anti
1 (i v s v e v t 1
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kcval caki-.c rr-.vri.i co , i to
nave much fllwt int:i ;enerai DeWrt
lias iteeu captured. The lioers are
likely to regard it as a sign of weak
nes. and to have a wlMlouie dread
of DeWet'a vengeauee if tLev surren
der. The proclamation is approved by
the party at Louie that favors concili
atory Terms to the Boers as a step in
the right direction.
Itoera Irfkkinf to tUe Wet.
A disjKitch from Yryberg. dated Dec.
2o. hays the Boers, in considerable
iiuiiilers. tvere theu making an unex
petd movement westward. They had
l.'iO wagons. The dispatch eiiggests
that they were trekking to Damara
laud. although the Boers themselves
denied Mich an intention.
Cajie Town, Dec. 2-S. Martial law
has been proclaimed In the districts of
Beaufort West and Carnarvon.
lien. Colvdle Aaked to Resign.
London Dec. 28. The Time., deal
ing editorially with the aimoum-einent
lhat the war ot!i-e has railed for the
resignation of Sir Henry Colville. says
It is regretable that Mr. Brodrick
lias felt constrained to reverse the
judgment of Ird Iansdownc. H
may have unanswerable reasons, but
tLeir force will have to be fully proved
in order to justify his refusal to be
bound by the action of his predeces
or." It is understood that general
oiviiie will (leiiiaini trial by court
martial. He was exonerated some
time ago of respoiiBibilitv for a dis
aster in the South African war.
CIIINKSK KlMTOIt HAKES OlMKC TION
llci lam 't here Can Be No Killing of Any
One of Koyal ltlood.
Shanghai, Dec US. The f hiuese
ln-w-paiH-rs here object to the projxjsed
jieacc terms. The I'niversal Uazette
considers that the princes and otlicials
who are lo be punished should be
lKiiueil. It is questionable whether
(leiieral Tiiii'4 I"u llsi.m is included
anions those punishable, and no far
as Prim e Tuau is concerned it is well
known that the Chinese peace commis
sioners have been iii.Mructed not to
consent to any imisiinieti; of any n-r-
sou of royal Mooii e.ceeliiii; impris
onment. Some of the native journals
hold i liar the presence of permanent
legation guards will render the em-
peror'n I'Miiirn imixissible, beeause
tiiese would be a menace to the court.
"J'hina." says one of them, "would le
piwerles to s lppros risings. bet-aue
in olii l; ted flrmn increasing her mili
tary ireiith: and the jxiwers. there
line. Woiihl renew Hostilities airaiu
and I lie eoi!e would l mowed down
like I:eni ."
by Urn men.
do liol exp-ct
. l.'-s. 'I he I'.ritish have
r narri.-on at Vauir-tsun
v;ih horses and three
i Nh authorities say thev
serious t loiilde f roui the
be.;iUe they lack
v. the 'hiuese "ov-
'I'liineiil teared !o triir them with
irms. lest reliellion against the
dymil.v lie liinlei taken. Otherwise
the daiiuir mirlit have been cerious.
British soldiers have Iwen found dead
oTtiviftf HwTemiilwKoC Heaven wHi
loilhs in their heads. The murders
are believe. to have been committld
by Chinese. A detachment of ihe Sixth
I nited states cavalry. Ninth infantry
a:il l ifth artillery will leave todav
to mvesiii;a:e the reMried burning of
iaiie c ni iii.iiis i iy iioxers. ;;s re-
ixu'ted by Bev. Kelly, the l'resbvteriau
Ser.t lo tlf I'm for Perjury.
Tort i..!ue. la.. Dec. -S. Al. WihkI.
rii.inr r l he siiTnrilav Ailvei twer.
was nrre-ted ye.tTilay and takrn to
Winters, t hv th" sheriff of Madison
eoiMitv. sentenced to the penitentiary
for if rjury. The case had l-cn han-
iV.-z tire m the courts tor four years
and the supreme court di-cided against
lv the use
There is bto
tt&c s ess
, n des :!:t. - ::iv.".ri'!'V- rrii'
;".wv-) tliO ,.it vciliC
v. illum rr.t iirw vein.
State Commission Has Been Mail
ing a Careful Study Thereof
in Various States.
UNIOJf MIXERS DO -"SMELL A EAT.'
Hidden in a $1.44 Minus $1.75 Com
bination Canal Comniisioners
Iteport State Miscellany.
pr:us:ueia. ins.. iec. s. ihe mem
ters of the committee appointed to in
vestisate the convict labor schemes of
other states and report to the govern
r. in order that he may make an in
teunrent recommendation to the en-
eral assembly regarding the most ap
proved methods of employing convict
laUir. is in session here. It will make
n rejMrt gn-ing an account of iis ol
f-ervat ions, and will make some recom-
laetidai ions as to a plan for the em
p!oyn;'-!it of convicts now in Ill.'noi?
prNcu. The reiturt has not been fullv
formulated, anil its terms ol" rci-wm
meinl.it ions cannoi be learned, except
lhat it will report against the adoption
the .New lork law in this state.
Kline Workers Tackle a Problem.
Springrtcld, Ills., Dec. I'S. The cx
ecunve committee of the state l nited
Mine Workers is in session liere to in
vestig.-ne the state coal contract. Bid?
were twice rejected, and the third time
when. K-nne comiietition apt tea red in
rhe bidding, the contract was let at
$1.44 per ton to a Springiield company.'
Its bid was li; cents lower than that
or an alleged combine. The union otti
cinN now sav that the oin-ralor fur
nishing the coal claims to be get tin
JS1.''. iK-r ton. ntul the teamster says
he is getting oil cents for delivering it.
I'he committee is trying to learn how
the people interested in the contract
can get si. 1.1 out of SI. 44.
Canal Coiiiniisin.rft Kejjort.
Springfield. Ills.. Dee. i!S. Members
of the canal commission yesterdav
made a report to tJoveriior Tanner. It
contains a full history from ISJl' to
date, iiiclmliiig a copv of the otiinion
h-livereil by .Iudg- Dunn', of Chicago.
last Monday on litigation wiih ihe
drainage board: recommends building
two amieduei i. one of which near Ot
tawa is now in course of construction:
ndnpls the recomniendai ion of ilov-
nior Tanner made a year ago that
utilisation of Ihe Sag feeder is the
niosi practical anil cheapest way el
settling the differences with the drain
Age trustees, and says that to utilize
that feder will give crood navigation
from Sag to the Chicago harbor, and
good drainage to Blue Island territory.
I TWO ATTEMPT TO GO HENCE.
Kerkles Couple Make Very Light of Life
Decatur, lils.. Dec. 2S. Miss Ida
Blackmail, a domestic, aged 23, whose
parents reside at oOO Maiden lane.
Quincy. lies at the wint of death at a
hotel where she ami her lover. Will
MeConuell. a barlier. nged 1'S. took
morphine with suicidal intent, they
having planniil to die together. They
had been going together for muiio
months, much to the nunoyanee of
Miss Blackmail's parents. They took
a walk together before dark Tuesday
evening ana resolveil to rtie. Met 011
nell secured - cents worth of mor
phine and the couple went to the hotel,
saying they would give the old folks a
double dose of Christmas.
Both swallowed equal portions of
the morphine, though the girl made a
struggle to get the int of It. McCon-
nell resisted and both after taking the
drug lay down on the bed to die. Their
condition was accidentally discovered
and Dr. Hill savil McConiK'U's life.
Thewhiskv the barlw-r bud taken coun
teracted the effect of the drug.
Miss Blaekman's recovery is doubt
ful and both declare their determina
tion to die.
Too Many Children Employed.
Chicago. Dec. By the annual re
port of State l-adory Inector Louis
Arrmgton. which lie has plaifd in the
hands of llovernor Tanner, it is shown
that cirls and loys of leuder years
are crowning out grown men ami wom
en as factory employes. Alter pre
senting Ihe fullest figures upon the
nuniberv,jof children employed in the
factories of the state, the inspector as
serts that there is an urgent neeessity
of broader, more thorough and more
efficient child labor laws than those
now in force.
Made It a Runaway Marriage. "J
Mutphyslx.ro. Ills.. Dee. The
marriage in this ity Christinas of Hi
ram Hrayneiti ami .iiss .lennte Arm
strong. loth of Iimpioin. occasioned
extensive use of telephone and tele
craph wires Iietween that city and this.
Mi Armstrong was the only daugh
ter of a wealthy vntractor. Hnivtield
a poor coal miner. The couple
eloped, if Is said, and were married
against the wishes of the bride's par
nr Kailway for Southern Illinois.
M?rop1'i's- Bis.. Iec. 2S. The new-
branch of -the Chicago and Ka stern
Illinoia railroad extending through
Massac count y to the Ohio river sit
Joppa ha just been completed, and
was opened for business yesterday. By f
this branch this road is given direct
connection with the river trade
Charged with Safe-Blow ing.
Charleston, Ills.. Dee. Cv .Icr-oph
Waters, who was arrested in Mourn-'
am iii-ore. Mo.. Py Mierifr William liy- !
ers. or this county, lias peen brought
to this city and lodged in jail on a
charge of blowing open and robbing
the tare of J. ti. Hermann & Co., at
Ahm&re, two weeks ago.
Otr l.UOO Tearhera Frent
Milwaukee. Dec. 2S. Over 1.2fi
teachers attended the first general
tioa vf tic Vj.xTiji Teachers' asso-
elation convention which opened at the
David-. ui theater. The feature .f the
tueetiiig was the annual address of the
president. W. X. Parker, of Madison.
TWO STATE TEACHERS
Springfield Dec. 28 The State
Teachers1 association today elected the
following; officers: President, David
Femley, Normal; vice presidents, W.
R. Ktner, Tomorra; Kate Rutherford,
Peoria; Cora Hamilton, Pontiac; sec
retary, Joel M. Bowlby. Carbondale;
treasurer, J. M. Frost, Hinsdale.
Springfield. Ills., Dec. 2S. The sec
ond day's session of the Illinois State
Teachers' association was marked by
phenomenal attendance, the largest in
the history of the organization. Ad
dresses were made by Professor I.. H.
Bailey, of Cornell university: Mifcs Alt a,
A. Hannon. of The University of Chi
cago: .Tscph Carter, of Champaign.
Ills., ami Professor Eugene Davenioit.
of the college of agrienlmre. Univer
sity of Illinois. . . .
Des Moines, Dec. 28. Prof. A. V.
Stuart, of Ottumwa, was formally
elected tolay president of the Iowa
btate Teachers association, which
closed its 3-davs' meetingr this after
noon. Other officers elected are:
Vice presidents. J. P. Huorsett, Cedar
Rapids: E. U. (iraff, Red Oak; V. C.
Lilly, Independence; secretary, v.
K Birr, Des Moines; member of the
executive committee, H. E Krat,
Sioux City; the members of the edu
cational council, President G. E. Mc
Lean. Iowa City; A. T. Hukill, Water
A COURSE JOKE ! ;-
WAS THIS INDEED.
Des Moines, Dec. 28 --A telephone
message from What Cheer this morn
ing declares there is not word of
truth in the story that 49 people were
drowned there while skating. In a
conversation with the lady in charge of
the exchange at that point she stated
that the story was a joke of some train
men and they first told that the accident
had occurred at Pekay. The ridicu
lousness of the story she declared was
apparent from the fact that there was
not a pond big enough in town to
hold 10 people, let alone 49. The
Foster story is an outgrowth of the
EX-CONVICT KILLS TWO.
Charles May. Mlnsoorl Denperado,
Sbootlus at a Dance.
DeKalb, Mo., Dec. 2S. Charles
May, an ex-convict, shot and killed
Robert Martin and fatally wounded
John Mc(Jee at a dance near DeKalb
last night. May was recently re
leased from the Missouri penitentiary,
where he served a term for the mur
der of a farmer named Burdette. lie
has not been apprehended.
VIOLENT GALES IN CHANNEL.
Recurrence of Storm Causes Dentractlon
London, Dec. 28. There has been a
recurrence of storms and violent gales
in the channel and considerable dam
age is wrought ashore. Telegraph
lines are down in many places. The
British bark l'agasus foundered oil
Penanth roads. One of her crew
landed at Cardiff. The fate of the
rest is unknown.
HIGH UP IN MOUNTAINS.
Walsenberg, Col., Dec. 28. A bliz
zard has been raging in this part of
the state during the past 30 hou-
Cattlemen expect to lose much st
on tne range. enous misgivings are
expressed tor the safety of miners
who are wo. ing in the ijolorado ana
other mines on Mount Blanco.
FAMOUS RACE HORSE
DIES AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Dec. 23.-I-The Tribune
says Lieut. (Jibsin, th famous race
horse, died a week ago Tuesday at
Washington park. Charles IL Smith,
the owner, at one time refused
an offer of $20.UUO for the animal.
For some reason the death of the horse
was kept a secret, but the fact leaked
They Want Him at llinton.
Sherbrooke. Que.. Dec 2S. W. I.
Dean, alias W. II. Can-, who it is al-
eged is wanted at llinton. Ia.. on the
harge of absconding agent of the
Ireat Northern Express comtianv. is
under arrest here. A representative
oi the company is expected to arrive
Wednesday to push extradition pio-
Hank HalTh to ail Her.
Boston. Dec. 2S. Captain Hank
II aff has mh-ti sele-ted as sailing mas
ter of the Boston lxiat to tie built to
lefend ihe America cup. He has
had great experience in cup races. He
aihil the Volunteer ami Defender in
ls.s7 and lxi."i resiiectivclv.
Strike Ia More Than Poaaible.
Sr. Paul. D-c. 2.3. An evening pa
jmt civs: Events of today indicate
. that a strike of the telegraph ojierators
on H1' -vrrnern I'aeine is more than
lifxrs-jwe. ihe company is sending men
west to prepare for an emergency.
Anotlif r Eni;lili Language Ont.-r.
;reMi Bay, Wis.. I 2s. Bishop
.Mesiner lias adopted as his own th.' re-i-'Mit
order of Iishop Eis. of MarUette.
reipiiring that Engli.-h lc spoken in
:d! the churches of the diocese some of
Oental Pedagogues in Council.
Nashville. Tetin., Der. 2S, The Na
tional Institute of Denial Pedagogues
met here yesterday. r.' Henry I.
Carlton, of Sa.n I-a n oi ,-presiding.
00T RAIDING "JOINTS"
Kansas Woman Who Is Herself En
forcing the Anti-Liquor Law
of That State.
USES WHATEVER COMt'S TO HAND
Smashes Costly Mirrors and Pictures
in Saloons and Defies the Author
ities to Arrest Her,
Wichita, Kaiis.. Deo. 2$. Mrs. Car
rie Nation, who. with scraps of iron,
s-tones and billiard balls, wrecked the
Carey hotel bar. including a $300 pic
ture of "Cleopatra at the Bath."
yesterday sent two demands to the
.-ick led of Governor Stanley for him.
as governor of the state, to come to
the city jail and take charge of her de
fense. On Stanley's refusal she tele
grapbed for .terry Simpson, her old
neighlior at Medicine lAdgc. With a
hatchet Mrs. Nation recently smashed
all the bar fixtures at Kiowa and Med
icine Lodge. She arrived here
Wednesday night. Mrs. Nation Is well
dressed and aliout ;i years of age. Her
husband is a lawyer at. Medicine
1odge, an intimate friend of Jerry
Simpson and a jKiliticiau. Mrs. Na
tion practices osteopathy, and was on
her way to Missouri to visit an osteo
pathic school. Before she left home,
however, she stated that she intended
to raid every saloon in Kansas and rid
the state of the joints.
Propoaea to Kn force the Law Herarlf.
"I am determined to rid this state of
the joints." sdie said, after she was un
der arrest. "We have a law here that
prohibits the sale of intoxicants and if
the authorities do not enforce it 1 will
do so myself. The same law that iro
hibits the sale also gives every citizen
the right to enfon-e it if the otth-ers
do not do so. I eleam-d Kiowa of its
joints and I will do as much for
Wichita if I am given the chance. I
stopi-d off at Wichita on purixise to
dstroy the lixtures in these saloons
and would not have stopjed in my
work by simply destroying the bar at
tin- Carey had not the officer inter
fered with me. I defy them to for
mally arrest me or to try me.
Will Make It Hot for Them.
"I'll make it &o hot for the officials
that they will lie glad to let me alone.
They know that they are not enforc
ing ihe law. and also know that I have
a right to do so. My husband is Twit,
a lawyer for nothing. He has posted
me on the law in this matter and 1 am
only acting according to the law. I
am the president of the Barlier County
W. C. T. T. and in going nltotit raid
ing 'joints' as I do 1 am only doing the
work of the order. i was niso ar
rested in Jviowa when I raided the
places there, but they soon released
me. Prom Wichita I will go to an
other joint" city, perhaps Tojieka. but
I will keep my movements under
She I.nncuixlieth in the Haatile.
Mrs. Nation was removed to the
conntv iail last night, whence fche is
sued a manifesto "to tne mentis or
temierance everywhere." in which she
at knowledges there was "method iu
the apparent madness." "I came to
the governor's home town." she con
tinues, "to destroy the finest saloon In
It. hoping thus to attrac t public atten
tion to the flagrant violarkci of a Kan
sas law under the very eye of the
chief executive- of the state."
The damage to the saloon
is hard to estimate. It was fin
ished with stucco secured from the
World's fair buildings, and many
blocks of it are shattered. The paint
ing of "Cleopatra" cost Xoble, its au
thor, nine months' time painting if.
and was still his property. being rented
by the saloon. It has been seen -at
nearly all the street fairs from Cauada
to the gulf.
FIRE-WATER-CAUSES A FIGHT.
lrunken Voodmen Try to Run a
T. Train and Kail.
Marinette. Wis.. Dec. 2S. Three
drunken woodsmen terrorized a uorth
1 found passenger train on the Xorth
western railway yesterday afternoon
between ihis place and Peshtigo. They
refused to pay their fare, and when
the conductor stopixnl the train to put
them off they refused to leave.
The two brakeinen and the baggage
man came to the rescue of the i-on-duetor
and a free fight followed, iu
which knives and revolvers were flour
ished. The woiHlsjuen were finally
subdued and forced to pay double fare
by the conductor. One of the brake
men received a bad cut in the back
jf the neck.
ArquitleU of TakinKa Itrlbe.
Cleveland. U., Dee. 2S. The trial of
Councilman John It. O'Donnell before
the Cleveland city council came to an
end last night. By a vote of l." to
i his colleagues came to an end last
" his colleagues decided that t he charge
against him of accepting a bribe to
vote to award a contract had not been
sustained by the testimony.
tier He ire Not Ouite lira 11 zed.
Kockford. Ills., Dee. 2S. Mrs. Kitty
Bice died Wiilncsday at Mount. Morris,
aged 1:: years. She was born iu
Maryland and was a pioneer resident
of Ogle county. She had expressed
the hope to live into the new century,
and retained her faculties up to a short
time lef ore her death.
Couldn't Kind One Indian.
Washington. Dec. 2S. Indian Agent
My-ton, of the I'intali and Ouray
agency, reports lo the Indian bureau
here that the search of western Colo
rado by the state officials for Indians
burning iu tlte stale has resulted in a
failure to liud one Indian.
Folio wliij; In Hi Kather'a Step.
New York. Dec. 2S. It has bpi-ome
known that John D. Rockefeller, Jr..
son of the president of the Statidard
Oil company, has subscribed $2."i0,(KM)
for the founding of an institution for
leaiiing for poor lmys and girls.
IVoiilil Mnke It a HaiiKlnK Matter.
St. Louis. Dec. 2S. At a meeting of
the prosecuting officers of the state of
Missouri held here yesterday a resolu
tion was mloptcd to recommend 1o the
state legislature the passage of a law
making kidnaping a capital crime.
The largect city in the country In
Washington's time was Philadelphia.
It had G9.000 inhabitants.
All our broken lots of Coats,
Suits, Children's Clothing and
Underwear must be sold.
you KNOW us.
Complications in Iowa Con
PECULIAR PHASES DEVELOP
Proceedings Begin in Lower
Court to Be Taken
Higher at Once.
Des Moines. Dec. 2. Through the
consent of Attorney General Remley ac
tion was begun in the district court of
Washington county today to determ
ine the validity of "the biennial con
stitutional amendment adopted at the
election in November. The amend
ment provides that all state, county
and township officers holding terms
which expire in 1901 shall be extend
ed for one year. It should have read
in 1902, and was so intended by the
authors of the measure, they going
upon the basis that the terms expire
the 31st of each December, while as a
matter of fact they expire on the
lirst Monday in January. Many local
suits have been brought by oilicials
who desire to hold their offices, basing
their claims upon the wording of the
Special Beaalon of Supreme Court.
The attorney general maintainsthat
the intent of the legislature should
hold good, and for that reason pre
pared the complaint in the suit
brought today. An immediate hear
ing will be asked for as soon as court
opens in Washington county, and ar
rangements are now in progress for
a special session of the supreme court,
to tettle the mooted question.
Manila, Dec. 28. A pushing cam
paign has been carried on by the 40th
infantry during December in north
ern Mindanao. The town of Jemo
niz was captured, as was also the
insurgent stronghold in the moun
tains further inland. The coast town
of Bangarin was captured by a de
tachment of 100 troop, '"h ecntred
the enemy in that vicinity, killing
and capturing several. A portion of
the troops thus engaged have re
turned to Cagayan and joined the
campaign which Brig. (Jen. Kobbs is