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COCK ISJjAKD. IliX.. MONDAY;-FEBRUARY 11, 1901.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Serbia's Outcast Monarch
' Dies at Vi
HE HAD BEEN BANISHED.
End of a Career That Was a
Disgrace to His
Vienna, Feb. 11. Former King
Milan, of Servia, is dead. Milan,
who was banished from his coontrj
after one of the most scandalous
reigns that ever disgraced a European
monarch, daring which he divorced
his beautiful wife Natalie, was
succeeded on the throne by his son
Alexander. The dead king was in
tending soon to return to his former
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SAY MRS. MAYBRICK
IS NOT YET PARDONED.
London, Feb. 11. Officials ot the
home office say there is no foundation
whatever for the report that Mrs.
May brick has been pardoned.
TWO KILLED BY A SEPARATOR
Serious Fatal Accident Ocean at Llstr,
Menominee Falls, Wis., Feb.- 11.
By the bursting of a separator at the
Champney creamery in the town cf
Lists today, Edward Wlrth, a farmer,
and James Pyburn, a creamery man,
were killed, William Butler fatally in
jured, and others received slight in
juries. All the machinery is totally
destroyed. . - . 1
MARTIAL LAW S
RULES IN VALENCIA.
Madrid,' Feb. ll.MafttaT-TTfrijas
been declared in Valencia. .
GEN. SHAW'S SUDDEN DEATH
Ex-Commanilor-in-Cbief of tbe O. A. It.
Expires at lVaihlnpton of Apoplexy-
Washington, Feb, 11. Representa
tive Albert D. Shaw, of Watertown.
N. Y formerly cemmauder-in-chief- of
ine Grand Army of the Republic, was
foxrad dead yesterday morning in his
ALBERT D. SHAW,
room at the Rlggs House. A physician
summoned immediately after the dis
covery of the body pronounced death
due to apoplexy, probably about 2
o'clock in the morning. Colonel Shaw
bad returned about 1:30 a. m. yester
day from a banquet at the Ebbltt
House in honor of his successor. Gen
eral Leo Rassienr, and before he left
tbe banquet- hall bad responded .elo
quently tc a toast and appeared In ex
cellent, health and spirits. The body
was discovered lying face downwards
on the floor. After his return to the
hotel Colonel Shaw asked for-hot wat
er, complaining of Indigestion.
Colonel Shaw was born In Lyme, X.
Y-, Dec. 27. 1841. He served a term
of enlistment in the Thirty-fifth New
York volunteers and as a special agent
f the war department at provost mar
shal headquarters during the civil war.
He was consul at Manchester, Eng
land, in 1878. and was removed by
Iresident Cleveland in ISSo for leing
"an offensive partisan."
GEN. T. M. BUGGIES IS DEAD
Man Who lraftel the First Platform of
the Republican Parly.
Springfield, Ills., Feb! 11. General
James M. Ituggles. one of the founders
of the Republican party, who drafted
the first platform on which the Itepub
lican party was founded, died Satur
day at Hopping sanitarium, Havana,
aged 81 years. "
General Ruggles was born March 7,
in Richland county, O., and was
of noted ancestry. He came to Illi
nois in 1S33 with his parents, and set
Tied; in l!vKJ at Bath, Mason county,
and. was admitted to law. From 1852
to he served In the elate senate
and supported Abraham Lincoln In his
unsuccessful contest against Lyman
Trumbull for United States senator,
lie prepared the charter for the Illi
nois Mver railroad, and it was through
his influence that the bill was pasetd
. enabling the road to be constructed..
lie drafted the first platform on
which the Republican nartv was or
ganized, being one of the committee of
three, the others being Lincoln and
Ebenezer Peck, they being otherwise
engaged and unable to take part in
the work. He declined the nomina
tion for lieutenant governor at the
Republican convention held later that
year. At the outbreak of the civil
war he was appointed by Governor
Yates lieutenant of the First Illinois
cavalry. When mustered out in 1S64
he was lieutenant colonel of the Third
Illinois cavalry. After the war he
was brevetted brigadier general. Gen
eral Buggies was the author of the
j first drainage law In Illinois. In re
ligion lie was a pronounced spiritual
ist. He leaves four sons.
Queen Wu Longing for Rest.
London, Feb. 11. The Westminster
Gazette prints an interesting story
which it believes to be absolutely cor
rect, to the effect that before the re
cent retirement of George J. Goshen
from the office of first lord of the ad
miralty he sent a letter to the Queen,
saying in substance that he desired to
relinquish office, as he was weary of
public life. In replying Queen Vic
toria thanked Goshen for his long and
t devoted services, closing with the
, words: 'Your old Queen Is weary,
, too, and longing for her rest."
A TRAIN WRECKED
Accident On 'Erie
Road at Wren,
Huntington, Ind., Feb. 11. The
west bound passenger train on the
Chicago & Erie road was wrecked near
Wren, O , this morning. An axle of
tbe engine broke while running at a
high speed, and the entire train was
ditched. Fireman Finney was in
stantly killed. Several other train
men and a number of immigrants
were slightly injured.
TO REGULAR ARMY
Washington, Feb. 11.- The presi
dent today sent to tbe senate the nomi
nations of James H. Wilson, of Dela
ware, and Filzhugh Lee, cf Virginia,
how brigadier generals of volunteers,
to be brigadttrrgencrals of the regular
.Washington, Feb. 11. The senate
confirmed the following nominations:
Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Mile3, tn bs lieutenant-general.
To be major-generals,
Brig.-Gen. B. M. Toung, Col
Adna R. Chaffee and Gen. Arthur Mat
Arthur. NEW FEDERAL JUDGE.
BUI Ftuei Senate for Northern Illinois
Washington, Feb- 11. When the
senate convened today, a bill provid
ing for an additional district judge in
the northern- district of Illinois was
passed. The naval appropriation bill
was taken up and passed. Considera
tion of the subsidy bill was then re4
FIFTEEN HUNDRED IN PERIL
Fire at Pittsburg Destroys $750,000 Worth
- of Property Nobody Injured.
! Pittsburg, Feb. 11. The five-story
brick building at Twenty-third street
and Allegheny" Valley railroad, occu
pied by the Armstrong Bros.' Cork
factory, was completely destroyed by
fire Saturday, together with tbefoundry
and machine shop of the Totten-Uogg
Iron and Steel foundry on Twenty
fourth street adjoining the Armstrongs.
Tbe loss will reach $7."S0,XX) (of which
the Armstrongs lose $700,000). with In
surance covering the amount fully.
The conflagration was one of the
moft spectacular seen in Pittsburg for
a long time. Great excitement pre
vailed because the employes of the
cork factory, numbering 1,500, were
all at work, and it was feared that
many of the girls and boys In the
building would ot be able to escape.
Fortunately, the several fire escapes
and the firemen's ladders -provided
ample means for the safety of all. The
Armstrong Cork factory was the
largest plant of the kind In the coun
try. Illinois Central Jublloo Banquet.
. Chicago. Feb. 11. President Stuy-ves-ant
Fish, of the . Illinois Central
railroad, gave a banquet Saturday
niglrt at the Auditorium hotel. The
event was In honor of the semi-centennial
of the company's existence as an
operating railroad, and the guests, who
numbered over 300, included the offi
cials of the road, a number of Its di
rectors, many men prominent in Chi
cago financial circles and the publish
ers of tb local daily papers.
Union Label Leagiie.
Muncie, Ind.. Feb. 11. The next in
ternational convention of the Union
Label League will be held at Peoria,
III: The following officers 'were elect
ed: President. Mrs. Ellen Lillibrldge.
Muncie: general secretary, Mrs. Bell
Grant, Muncie, Ind.
To This Condition May We Come."
London. Feb. 11. The (husband of
Mrs. Forester, who purchased Lady
Warwick's millinery store some time
ago. is a son of Lord Forester, one of
the two peers privileged to keep his liat
on In the presence, .kinS'. . .. .
BOERS HAVE REVERSES
Botha with 7,000 Men Makes No
Fight at Ermelo, but Re
REPULSED BY GET. SMITH-DOEEIEN
With Heavy Losses on Both Sides
Burghers' Calculations Upset by
Loudon, Feb. 11. The war office has
received the following dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief in
"Pretoria, Feb. 9. Tbe columns
working eastward occupied Ermelo
Feb. G with slight opposition. A large
force of Boers, estimated at 7,000, un
der Louis Botha, retired eastward.
About 300 wagons with families passed
through Ermelo on the way to Amster
dam, and very large quantities of
stock are being driven east. A peace
delegate under sentence of death and
other Boer prisoners were taken away
by the Boers. All the reports show
that the Boers are exceedingly bitter.
Fifty Boers surrendered.
Botba Up Against a Hard One.
"Louis Botha with 2,000 men at
tacked General Smith-Dorrien at
Orange camp, Bothwell, at 3 a. m.,
Feb. ii. He was repulsed after severe
fighting. General Spruit was killed.
General Itandemeyor was severely
wounded, two field cornets were killed;
twenty of the Boer dead were left in
our hands and many severely wound
ed. Our casualties were twenty-four
killed and fifty-three wounded. Our
movement to the east is reported to
foave thoroughly upset all the enemy's
calculations and created a regular
panic in the district.
DeWet Was Crossing: the Una,
"Christian DeWet appears to be
crossing the line south of Jagersfon
tein road to the west this morning,
having failed to effect a crossing by
the drifts east of Bethulie. In Cape
Colony, Caldvinia has been occupied
by Colonel DeLisle, who entered Feb.
C, the enemy retiring toward Ken
liardt. Colonel Haig Is driving the
Midland commandoes northward past
One of Those World Specials.
London, Feb. 11. Lord Raglan, un
der secretary of state for war,- in
formed the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Iress yesterday that General
Sir Evelyn Wood is not going to South
Africa and that no peace commission
is contemplated. "The report as to a
peace commission is false from be
ginning to end," he said. "The policy
of the government 1s the very opposite
of what would prompt such a stc-p.
Troops, not peace commisisoners,. are
going to South Africa." It -is also
understood that Sir Evelyn Wood is
less likely than any other high officer
to be chosen for important special du
ties', as he is now so deaf that his re
tirement is only a question of a short
DETAILS OF LIVELY FIGHTING.
Major Crewe Fights a Rear Guard Action
East London, Cape Colony, Feb. 11.
Details have been received here of
severe fighting at Tabaksberg moun
tain, forty miles east of the railway
and about mldwaybetween Small Deal
and Bloemfontein. Major Crewe, with
a composite column traveling south
west, sighted the mountain on the morn
ing of Jan. 31. He heard heavy fir-
injj, and knowing that Col. Pilcher's
c-olsmn was on the other side of the
mountain he concluded that this officer
was in action. Consequently he hur
ried forward, only to meet Boers
streaming down and evidently retiring
from Colonel Pilcher's lyddite shells.
Immediately Major Crewe brought
three., 13-pounders and a "pompom" to
bear on the Boers, who .however, were
found to be so numerous that it was
Impossible to head them. Orders were
given to return to camp, about two
miles from the mountain. .The column
rested until 4 in the afternoon, when
the march was resumed southwest.
Major Crewe was Just touching the
southern point of the mountain when a
terrific rifle fire opened from a large
force of Boers who were in ambuscade
on the mountain. The fight soon be
came geneal. The Boers outnumbered
the British five to one, and -were at
tacking them on both flanks and the
rear. The British "pompom" jammed
and became useless.
. Major Crewe grasped the situation
and by a brilliant move got the convoy
into a safe position. Between 7 and 8
in the evening the Boers charged the
position and turned both flanks. The
British ammunition wa-s becoming ex
hausted and Major Crewe was obliged
to retire and abandon the "pompom"
after the advance party had endeav
ored to save it and bad sustained se
vere losses. "A rear guard action was
fought by Major Crewe into the camp,
where the wagons had been laagered.
He personally superintended the re
tirement, the Boers harassing him
throughout. Entrenchments were
thrown up during the night.
When morning came Major Crewe
started to join General Knox. -twelve
miles southwest. The Boers Immedi
ately re-attacked him, compelling him
to fight a second rear guard action for
a few miles. General DeWet personal
ly commanded the Boers, estimated at
2,500. Major Crewe's force was only
700. Eventually the, British officer
joined General Knox and returned to.
Bloemfontein. Lord Kitchener has
highly complimented Major Creweupon
the achievement. I
Cniomings Consents to Ban. I
Dps Moines, la., Feb. 11. A. B. Cnm
mings, of Des Moines, Saturday night
made the following statement: "My
political friends have urged me so
strongly to become a . candidate for
governor that I feel compelled to ac
cept their views rather' than my own.
I have therefore consented to allow
my name to be used."
Death to Hatband and Wife.
Fort Wayne. Ind.. Feb. 11. A car
riage in wliich were John Whitman,
a farmer, and his wife was struck by
a Pennsylvania passeuger train' at
Ritchie, O., a small town thirty miles
east of here. - Mrs. -Whitman was in
stantly killed and her husband fatally
Injured. The view of the crossing, it
Is alleged, was obstructed and they
did not notice the train until they were
upon the tracks.
, Marriage of Jew and (Jen tile.
Chicago, Feb. 11. After evading
their parents, Richard A. Pick, of Chi
cago, and Miss- Burdelle Coleman, of
Valparaiso, Ind., were married by the
Rev. W. E. McLennan at his residence
Saturday evening. Miss Coleman Is a
Methodist, while Pick is a Jew, hence
the determined opposition of their
War Incident Is Closed.
Washington Feb. 11. The incident
growing out of Minister Wu's criticism
of General Otis in his letter to the So
ciety of the Genesee probably is closed
satisfactorily. Minister Wu has dis
avowed to the state department any
intention of criticising the government
of the United States.
J. J. Hill Golnr on a Crniie.
St. Paul. Feb. 11. James J. Hill
with a"pavty of ten invited guests will
leave New York on Hill's private
jaeht, Wacouta. within ten days. They
will go via the Bermudas to the Medi
terranean. . -V
NEGRO IS LYNCHED
Mob Hangs George Carter
in Kentucky Jail
Paris, Ky., Fab. 11. George Car
ter, colored, who assaulted Mrs. W.
E., Bon fid, wife of a banker, three
weeks ago, was' lynched by a mob of
30 men this morning. The mob over
powered the jailer, after which they
secured Carter and hanged him near.
Algonaia, Feb. 11 Jack Robinson,
son of a prominent family, confessed
be was the footpad who shot Fred
Foster Saturday night. Foster is
likely to die. The afTair has caused a
BI LLET t'O It A CHIEF d L'STICB.
Alabama Trngsily ThotMay Deprive the
State of a jurist.
-Montgomery, Ala.. Feb. 11. Chief
Justice McOllan, of the Alabama su
preme court, was shot In the right
shoulder at his house yesterday morn
iug "by either Jesse 1). Peale, or his
son, I'helan Beale, of this city. The
wound is a serious one.
It is alleged that the Beales went to
tho house of Judge McClellan to find
Hon. John McQueen, of Birmingham,
assistant solicitor of Jefferson county,
to punish him for what they believed
tobehad treatment of the elder Beale's
daughter, Miss Caroliue. It Is alleged
she had not been at home all night,
and they had been informed that Mc
Queen had been riding about in a hack
with Miss Beale part of the night.
Judge McClellan attempted to prevent
the Bealos from going upstairs and
through his house in their hunt for
McQueen. This the lieales resented,
and one of them, believed to be the
father, shot McClellan with a pistol.
McClellan was- driven down the
stairs and out upon-the sidewalk, where
he called for the police. The Bealea
pursued their huntthrough the house,
and believing they had located Mc
Queen in a closet which was locked
fired about a dozen f hots into the door.
Several passed entirely through the
closet. McQueen was in the closet, but
was In a narrow place to the side of
the door, and was not struck by any
of the balls.' A policeman came upon
the scene quickly and the Beales were
arrested and taken to police headquar
ters. They are still under arrest.
Later the fact w-s developed that
McQueen and Miss Beale had gone to
the residence of Probate Judge Gaston
after midnight to get a license to be
married. The judge declined to issue a
license under the circumstances, and
it Is alleged that they spent the rest of
the night trying to find a county Jus
tice to perform the ceremony. Their
marriage had been opposed 'by the
young lady's parents for a long time.
As soon as all the facts became known
the Beales were reconciled to the
match. Accordingly they were mar
ried at the residence of Judge Gaston
by Governor Edward Cobbs at 1 p. m.
Maori Gonne Is Among l"s.
New York. Feb. 11. Among tbe pas
sengers on the steamship La Cham
pagne, which has arived here from
Havre, Is Miss Maud Gonne, known as
the "Irish Joan of Arc." Next -Sunday
Miss Gonne will deliver an ad
dress at the Academy of Music.
Ills Race Is Nearly Ron.
. Vienna, Feb. . 11. iThe condition of
ex-King Milan of jServia. who has
been seriously ill for some time, baa
taken a turn for the worse.
3anqnet in Honor of Jtasisur. '
Washington,, Feb. 11. A banquet
was given by Grand Army men at
the Ebbitt House Saturday night in
honor of General Rassieur, coinmami-er-in-chief
of the Grand Army of the
Republic. f '
Important. If Trne. hat from bhang-bei.
Shanghai, Feb. 11. It h reported
here tha t the Empress Dowager, yield
ing to foreign pressure, has a'lom-d
Emperor Kwang gfi to resume -the
reiyna of overmiiei;t . , .-
CARRIED OFF THE SAFE
Robbers in Iowa Have Great Luck
for a Few Hours, but It
THEY ABE TRACED IN THE SNOW
And Wear Shoes That Fit the Tracts
Forty Thousand Dollars In tbe
Sioux City, la., Feb. 11. Prompt
and active work by the authorities at
Manilla, la., -has resulted in the arrest
of three men who are supposed to be
implicated in the theft of a United
States express safe that contalued $40,
000. Their names are John Jackson,
John Stovall and Charles Hayes. The
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul train,
on -which the safe was taken from
Sioux City, arrived at Manilla at 8:05
p. in. Saturday. The Omaha train was
late, and the express safe, with other
articles, was unloaded and placed on a
truck on the station platform, and then
Express Messenger Sturtevant and the
baggageman went to the other end of
the platform to get another truck load.
Thieves Carried Off the Safe.
When iSturtevaut returned henoticed
that the articles on the truck were dis
arranged, aud a glance showed that
the iron box was gone. No time was
lost In spreading the alarm. City
Marshal Ferrell hastily assembled a
posse and vigorous work was begun.
Suow lay thick upon the ground, and
it did not take loeg to discover the
tracks of two persons, who evidently
had been carrying some heavy ob
ject. They carried the safe a distance
of about two blocks and then loaded it
into a wagon, which had been left
there in waiting. The wagon was
driven about a mile and a balf ont
Into the country, and there the safe
was forced open and the contents were
Were Easily Traced In the Snow.
The men there abandoned the safa
and went their way on a new track.
It was not difficult to trace them, how
ever, and yesterday morning John
Jackson, John Stovall and Charles
Hayes, men who live at Manilla and
are well known, were arrested. Their
reputations heretofore have not been
bad. They stoutly protested their in
nocence, but the authorities believe the
evidence against at least two of them
will prove conclusive. The safe which
was stolen contained in the neighbor
hood or $40,000. Twelve thousand
dollars was in cash and the remainder
in drafts, checks and various valua
bles. Ilil Not Know Their Prize's Value
While the robbery undoubtedly was
deliberately planned, as the horse and
wagon were in waiting in a convenient
spot, it is not believed ithat the men
knew they were making so rich a
haul. They had no means of knowing
the contents of the safe, only that it
was used for carrying valuables. Jack
son. Stovall and Hayes have been in
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the habit of hanging about the sta
tion at train time, but that was not
considered significant, as It is the cus
tom of a number of town people at
Manilla. The authorities say the
shoes of two of the men exactly fit
the tracks in the snow at' the depot
whei-e the safe was carried off. None
of the money and other valuables was
Hlnr uori s 1'opuiar luinr.
London, Feb. 11. King Edward's
bestowal of the Victoria order ou en
listed men of the navy for'servlces in
connection with the funeral of Queen
Victoria has caused somewhat of a
shock to officers of both arms, and cor
responding enthusiasm among the rank
and file. It is quite without precedent,
and has done more to popularize King
Edward with his sailors than could
any other act.
Filigree Starts for England.
Detroit, Feb. 11. Ex-Governor
Hazen S. Pingree left yesterday after
noon over the Michigan Central rail
road for New York, on his way to
England. He will sail from New York
tomorrow on the steamer Cymric. Ha
zen S. Pingree, Jr., will accompany
his father as far as Southampton,
where he will board another steamer
for South Africa.
Status of Gomez to Be Decided.
Havana, Feb. 11. The Cuban con
stitutional convention completed its
work at Saturday night's session with
the exception of settling the deadlock
which still exists on the question of
accepting the clause that would make
General Maximo Gomez eligible to the
presidency of the republic. This mat
ter will come up again.
ADDEDTO THE BILL
Spboner Philippine Amend
ment in Army Meas
ure. Washington, Feb. 11. The senate
committees on the Philippines today
authorized Senator Lodge to report
the Spooner amendment, introduced
Friday concerning tbe government of
the Philippine islands, as an amend
ment to the army appropriation bill.
COUNTY SOLONS IN JOLIET.
Supervisors and Clerk Taking; In State
W. R. Carey, chairman of the county
board; Supervisors Olof Atkinson,
Charles George and H. J. Gripp and
County Clerk H. B. Hubbard left to
day for Joliet to attend the 14th an
nual convention of the State Associa
tion of County Supervisors, County
Clerks and County Commissioners.
Friends of Mr. Hubbard are endeavor
ing to induce him to become a candi
date for treasurer of the association,
promising to land the office for him
if he will consent to enter the race.
Henry has not as yet given a definite
Father and Son Dead and
Mother Dying at
SCHMIDT FAMILY AFFLICTED.
Head of the House Was
Centralia, Feb. 11 H. W. Schmidt,
superintendent of the Illinois South
ern railway, died at Sparta today.
His son Harry died Saturday. Mrs.
Schmidt is not expected to live. It is
supposed the family was poisoned by
eating corn beef.
MEMORIAL DAY ORATOR
IS ALREADY SECURED.
John Buford Post. 243f G. A. R.', of
this city, has already secured a
speaker for next Memorial day. May
30, in the person of Hon. C. J. Doyle,
city attorney of Greenfield. 111. Mr.
Doyle is a young man of fine personal
ity, and comes recommended as the
silver-tongued orator' of southern
The hlee, Mandolin and Banjo cluba
of Northwestern university will give
a concert at Harper's theatre Satur
day evening, Feb. 16, for the benefit
of the class of 1901 (senior clasa) of
the high school. Tickets 50 cents,
reserved free. Reservation begins
Thursday morning previous at Bleuer
Bros', jewelry store.
Christian Endearor Meeting;.
The quarterly meeting of the Tri
City Christian Endeavor anion will
be held in the Edwards Congrega
tional church, Davenport, tomorrow
evening. The speaker of the evening
will be Rev. George L. Cady, of Iowa
City, who will deliver an address on
Real Religion." Rev. H. W. Reherd,
of Milan, is president of the unions'"
More Smallpox in venport.
William Bennett, aged IS, and a
student at the high school, is the
latest Davenport smallpox victim .
His case was discovered today. The
family reside in the east part of town.