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The Omaha! Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUKE 10, 1b71
OMAHA, IT HI DAY MOHNING, EEBHUAHY 1(5, 1 000 TWEL'VE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY" EIVE GENTS.
Report that Thej Hayo ETacuated Renburg
and Retired to Arundel.
RUMOR TO THAT EFFECT FROM CAPETOWN
Report from Rout that Italy May Play the
Role of Intervener.
PREPARING TH: GROUND FOR THIS STEP
Conference is Hold at Romi tbat Gives Color
to tbo Report.
LITTLE NEWS COM-S FROM Till FRONT
Connor Cutn OIT All Sources of Ciini
niunlcitt Inn ulth General Lord
Holier tn Hx perls Speculate,
on Priihnlilc .Movements,
(Copyright, 1900, by Tress Publishing Co.)
CAPETOWN, Fob. 11,-12:25 p. m. (New
York World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
-.-Thorn fu 11 rtimnr hern Mint ttif Ilrltlnh
forces hove ova'-uated Ronshurg anil retired
LONDON, Feb. IB. The Capetown cor
respondent of tlio Dally Chronicle, tele
graphing Wednesday, says:
"It Is reported here that the Drltlsh hnvo
evacuated Kensburg und retired to Arundel.
Ilrily .liny Intervene,
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UO.MB, Feb. ir.. (New York Woil.l Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram,) It la reported
hero that Marquis Vlscontl Vctiosta bad a
long Interview with Ixird Cnrrle with u view
to preparing ground for possible Italian In
tervention, Ittii- bolng the only power
whose frondly i.-lntlons with England have
been unchanged by the war. The Italic pub
lishes au artlclo strongly urging Interven
tion. This In much commented on, us the
Hallo Is considered tho semi-official orgun of
tho ministry for foreign affaire. Tonight's
Tribune, examining tho International sltuu
tlon created by the war, says Italy must
prepare to play a leudng part In possible de
velopments. tlhjcetn lo Aniline Native.
(Copyright, 1900, by Dress PubllshliiK Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 15. (New York Wcrld
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Tho Leader
says editorially: "The statements of Cham
berlain und Ilalfour In thn house regarding
the arming of natives opens up u new pros
pect of horror In a calamitous war. How
ever great tho provocation wo should regard
the arming of tbo undisciplined and un
civilized Kaffirs as an art of tho gravest
folly. To put a rifle In tho hands of a
savago Is to Invito him to commit atrocities.
Io tins no other conception of warfare."
A Mall editorial blames tho Doers for sug
gesting tbo employment of natives In the
war and says: "A little encouragement
would Heud tho blacks from Ornngo river.
tn Zambesi hot footed on n campaign of
pillage nnd slaughter. Wo do not want to
uso them. Imf "wc have tho right to expect
(hat our opponents shall play tho straight
game. If they start tho natives fighting they
will havo raised a monster beyond tholr
power to control,"
Opinion of the Irr(.
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LONDON, Feb. 15. (Now York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Tho Leader
export discusses In the nbsenre of news de
tails of tho formation of French's brlgado
nnd Lyttlcton's succession to the command
of Clery's division, ond then says: "It was
no vain report which told uh of n strong
Doer column In Zululand. It has been
utrong enough to drive back Colonel Addi
son's column, which lias been working up
from Kschowe. This place Is unpleasantly
tloso to the sea and If tho Doers get there
they would practically havo a port, not a big
ono, but still u port. Even lit Chlcvely camp
tho Doers lire keeping Htlller's men lively'
Tho Post export biijb: "The suspension
of news is duo to tho progress of an opera
tion In which Hoborts Ih engaged. The
opening of a now campaign Justifies good
hopes for tho future, but It cannot yet be
Bald that thcro will bo no further need for
efforts nt home. Lord Rosebery Is to bo con
gratulated on having urged tho need for pre
paring the navy for all cventuolltles."
SpCCIlllltlnil A I I HolHTtK.
LONDON, Feb. 16.-1:20 a. m. As the
wires are rlosod to correspondents with Iord
Iloberta and as nothing further from hlra has
been contributed to the public, tho military
adopts upend tholr time In studying maps,
topography and llgurlng out tho possibilities (
of Lord Ilolierts communication ami worn,
thcro 1b left for tho Doers to do.
(lonerul Crnnjc's communication with
lllocmfonteln is already cut. Tho beat lews
England could hem Is tbat he elects to give
battle aniens the I w hills nnd ridge west
of Klmberley. Should ho determine not to
lo this he must raise the selge of Klm
berley and roll eat to a point where he would
prefer to fight.
This retirement could be n long detour
around the head of tho RrltlHh iidvanco to
Dloemfonteln. or, ub seems to military
studonts more pructlcoblc, he could with
draw to tho north, using the railrond for his
guns and heavy baggage, moving to Four
teen Streams station, thenco Into the Trans
vaal territory. Tbo Doers have- made no
vrrparntlons to defend Dloemfonteln aud
there Is no particular reason why fiencral
Cronje should risk n battle to protect, tho
capital of tho Freo Stato. Operations else
where nro apparently suspended.
A correspondent writing from Cbloveley
l-'rbruury 13. says: "We are still hopeful of
Word from MnfcUlnir.
Colonel Radon-Powell In a dispatch from
Mafeklng, dated January 2'.i. after mention
Jng matters already sent out by corre
spondents, gives hu total casualties up to
January 25 an follows' Killed, live olllcers
and sixty men; wounded, eight olllcers and
12;t men; miajlng, thirty-four men.
No word has boon received regarding
(leneral Oatncro's 12.000 men at Stormburg.
Tho Impression Is that theso forces are on
the way to Lord Hoberts.
Chamberlain's aunotmcemuit In the Hnuu
of Commons of the Intention of the gov
ernment to cni-nuriige tbo Zulus to defend
themselves from the Doers In a contingency
tho Doers seem to have anticipate.!, aw they
neem to be doing everything In their power
to win tho good will of tho Dasutos. who
havo thousands of good rllles. Tho Doers
gave 2,000 Dasutos a safe- conduct. If the
Drltlsh let looso ono tribe, tho Doers will
probably let looso another.
Tbo War otllco has Issued onlers for the
formation of twenty-one new batteries nnd
three battalions of Infantry.
The cabinet council was In session yes
terday for two hours, It will meet agnln
r'ny. Tb's l unite unusual.
Illltllll ('lit I.HtUMT" III TWO,
DOER L AGER. Near Ladysmlth, Feb, 13.
- Yo?terday General Dothu, with a Hin.ill
force, crossed the Tugelii to a deserted Rrit-
lull rnmp whero lie encountered fifty lancers,
I. whom thirteen were killed, live wounded
i taken prisoner. One of the pris
on nerit to tell tho Drltlsh to get
ADOPTS GOVERNMENT SCHEME
limine of Coinnioiin Vnti-n Sim en to
One lo Suntnlu tin- .Military
LONDON. Feb. 15. The House of Com.
mons this evening adopted the government!!
military scheme, 239 to 31, the minority
consisting chiefly of Irish members.
Do Not llurhur n Donlil He
Will lli Succcnnful.
LONDON, Feb. 15. Intense satisfaction
continues dominant In consequence of Field
Mnrehal Lord Roberts' plan of operations
In South Africa, ns revealed by tho -dispatches
published thin morning. Thcro Is no
further news of Drltlsh advanco Into tho
Oracgo Freo Stato or of activity at I ho
Moddcr river, but n feeling of quiet con
fidence prevails that the strong bands of
"Dobs Dahadur" and tho hero of Khartoum
nrc shaping matters towards a much needed
A3 tho St. James flazettc nays: "Lard
Hoberts, with his own lino well guarded nnd
having llltlo reason to fear tho only defense
which would be deadly, viz, u counter stroke
attacking his long lino as It swings round,
will be able to force the Doors to fight under
very unfavorable conditions, or nbandon
their heavy guns and stores."
A special dispatch to tho Times from
Chlovely, Natal, dated Tuesday, February
in. saH: "(leneral Lyttletun has succeeded
to tho command of the Second division dur
ing tho Illness of General Clcry, who Is
suflerlng from blood poisoning. Colonel
Northcott of the Itlllc brlgudo temporarily
commands tho Fourth division."
Fears regarding a Door attack on X.uhiland
are somowhnt allayed by a special dlspotch
from Durban, which says that a column
of colonial scouts, after a forced march,
has arrived at Ksltowc. In splendid fighting
form. They were pursued several tlmcn
during tho march by tho Doers, but suc
ceeded in repulsing them.
Tho olllclnl list of tho Dtltlsh camultles nt
Hensberg from February 10 to February 12
shows: Killed, four olllcprs ond seven men;
wounded, six officers an I fourteen men;
missing, two olllcers nnd eight men.
Tho olllcers killed were Colonel Conlng
bnm of the Worcester regiment and Major
(J U. Eddy and Lieutenants J. Powell and
J. C. Roberts, all of the Australians.
DOER HEAD LAAGER, LADYSMITH,
Monday. Fob. 12. Slnco Friday everything
has been quiet. The English, with their
cannon, havo moved toward Ch(evely. They
fotnd tho Doer position unussallablo on tho
PLENTY OF HOSPITAL FUNDS
Deliicliiuoiit of Ami-rli'Mii Niirnrn
SuIIh for Ti-iiimviiiil Vlu
NEW YORK, Fob. 15. From Dr. Moller,
In Europe, Serrotary Van Slclon of tbo
Door relief fund committee has roc.-lved a
letter eaylng that the Ncthorlunds Red
Crotw committee has oil tho. money If
needn at present, all ambulances needed
having been provided and furnished through
the Capetown committee. Tho committee,
therefore, has stopped receiving money for
A detachment of flfly-nlnc nurses nnd
surgeons provided for by tbo fund raised
by tho lrlfih-Amerlcan societies will sail
this morning on La Gascogne for France,
whence they will take steamer for Delagoa
II. Loutcr Wesecls, undo of President
Steyn of tho Orango Freo State, has ar
rived here to aid the cause of tbo Doers In
nny way he can. Ho proposes to Iccturo
on the real condltlonx In tho Transvaal as
he has seen them.
asskhts nouns noii tiih i)i:i.
Letter Iterr I veil ut .Mliiiii-npolU from
mi KiikIInIi Army Captain.
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15. A private let
ter has been received hero from a captain
of the Royal DuL'ln Fuslleers, written from
Frero camp, after tho battle of Colenso. It
Is Inscribed on tho margin of a copy of the
Natal Witness, containing a description of
tho battle. Tbo captain writes:
"My regiment lost In killed and wounded
21fi out of ii'bout S00, but behaved splen
didly. Tills, I fenr, l to be a costly war
In lives nnd I know we have many more
serloua battles before us. Tbo flro nt Co
lenso was terrific nnd tho bullets wore llko
hall. How any of us over cumo back from
the front allvo Is a wonder, but the men
returned ns slowly nnd steadily as they
would on parade. My regiment has lost
nearly 600 In killed, wounded and prisoners
since tho war commenced, but distinguished
Itself at Glencoo and also nt Colenso. Tho
heat Is terrific, living under canvas, and
tho discomfort great, but If wo can only do
what wo have come to do end that In
famous government of South Africa and
nmkii it a free country nil our losses will
not liavo been In vain.
"The Doers, though kind to our wounded,
looted all tlio bodied of our dead, stripping
them even of their uniforms and they out
off poor Henry's (his lieutenant who was
killed) finger In order to get his ring, They
also llred on our ambulanceo."
An to nniplo) mt'iit of I ml I n it Troop.
LONDON, Feb. 15. Mr. Dulfour. tho gov
ernment leader In tho House of Commons,
talking of tho possibility of oinploylug In
dian troops, said his former statement to
tho oftict that the government would not
employ natives In tho present wnr, was bnsed
on tho belief that by common consent tho
war would bo confined to the two European
raccu, adding; "If the Doers adopt a course
Inconsistent with thut Idea, we hold our
selves freo to reconsider our decision."
Kliutlliid Muslim More Milieu.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 15 The Drltlsh
nrmy agents have let nnother contract for
2.500 mules, to be delivered at this port as
fast as thu animals can bo purchased. This
order, us tbo last one, Ib divided between
Kansas City, St. Louis nnd Texas dealers.
Tho first consignment of cavalry horses,
numbering 100. will, It Is reported, leave
Kansas City today for Now Orleans.
I. lent. AiiilcrNiiii Stnrlx for Miinllii,
CHICAGO, Feb. 13.-Flrst Lieutenant
Thomas 1. Anderson, Jr., who served up
the staff of his father, General Anderson,
until recently commander of tho Depart
ment of the Lnkes. Iiiih left Chicago to Join
bis reclment In the Philippines, lie Is a
member of the Thirteenth United Ktate-i
Infantry and will sail from New York for
Manila March 1 with a detachment of re
cruits now being drilled nt Fort Slocum.
llryau 'I'm IU ut L'linrlcNton,
CHARLESTON. S. C. Feb, 15.-W. J.
Hryan addressed 7,0tO people hero tonight In
the Thomson Memorial Auditorium. He
spoke for two hours on the money quest Ion,
trusts and Imperialism and left at Il;53 for
font Mlucrx lid a Italne.
UA.ELTON, Pa.. Feb, 13. The I MM em
ployes of O D, Markle & Co., iin'hraelte
oo.il operators, wero notllled today of a R
per cr,t vn reuse In their wairen, the second
advance In the lust two months,
ATTEMPT AT AN ALLIANCE
Lord Roiebery 8pea1cj of Overtures tbat
Were Made Last December.
NOT RECEIVED WITH CORDIALITY
Olllclnln of Itir American Aittutnlntrn
(Ion .ill)- lloneliery Munt lie Mis
taken lloum; of Lord IMn
c'nnvfl (In- Crlnls.
LONDON, Feb. 15. In tho House of Lord3
the earl of Dunrav-in raised n question on
thj government military proposals and ex
pttssed a doubt us to whether tbeso wero
sultlclent. Tho earl of Rosebcry said ho
fully recognized the gravity of tho situation
and agreed with the previous speaker In
thinking that the measures adopted were
Inadequate In tho circumstances. Ho also
doubted whether the present forces of 10!,000
rrcn In Oreat Drltaln, to which the secre
tary of stato (or war had referred, would
sttnd analysis. For tbe volunteers, Lord
RrecbcTy said, he had the highest respect,
but by no strotcb of the Imagination could
they bo called soldiers, as It wan ndmlttcd
that they needed months of training an
nually to render them elllclent.
"The crisis In South Africa Is urgent,"
coptlnucd Lord Rosebcry, "but we must not
keep our eyes on outh Africa alone.
"Last December tho government mado
urgent overtures to two great powersGer
many and the United States, for on alliance,
but those overtures wero not received with,
such cordiality ns to encourage the govern
ment to pursue.
"It does not appear that tho friendship of
France would beur any great strain, and
us to Russia, events have been recently wit
nessed In Persia about which England would
formerly havo had something to say, but
which she now passes unnbtlccd. It now
becomes tho government to take a largn
grasp of tho situation and to make ndequato
If (lii-ul llrltnln Were to I,on.
"Time 1b of tbo essenco of the situation.
The government uovcr realized It. hut the
burghers have nnd tbo present situation In
South Africa has arisen from this fact. Lord
Dlytnswood has referred to the armies of
tho northern dtutes of tho American union
in tho civil war and tho vast forces raised
thero within a year. Somo ono might reply
thut In the United States ut that tltno It was
n matter of llfo und death, nnd I would tell
her majcuty tbat It Ib with us u matter of
life or death.
"If Great Drltaln were to lose South Africa
sho would lose tho most Important baso out
side of tho United Kingdom nnd she would
loso colonial support which has been given
because tho colonics hnvo believed that they
were associating themselves with u powerful
empire, and thus tbo empire would break
away from us. If this bo not a life and
death crisis, I do not know what Is."
llunuer of the Sit niitloii.
Tho carl of Klmberley, tho liberal leader,
said ho felt tbe danger of the situation
equally with Lord Roscbery. Although he
would not ascribe n direct hcsttle intention
to Russia nt tho present moment, bo ald be
could not overlook tho fact that there was
n movement of troop; In proKrv,B,jwhlch, If
not menacing, showed tbat possibilities of
tho future were not absent from tho lluaslnn
The marquis of Salisbury, the premier. In
tho course of his reply for the government,
"I cannot enter upon the springs that
guldo tho Russian government, nor the
courso It Is likely to take, nor rin I discuss
the health of tho ameer of Afghanistan. As
to whether our forces aro ndequato for tho
work In South Africa or whether It Is truo
tho government has always been too late and
has neglected opportunities, I would gladly
accept a challenge, provided tho words
.would not go beyond tills chamber.
AIlHcnlt'iiliitlonn Aro Ailinltteil.
"The present troubles nro not duo to tho
expansion of tho empire, but to miscalcula
tions mado In 1881 and In 1SS4. Our fore
fathers were not discouraged by bad begin
nings and wo should follow their example
and not bo cast down. Tho government Is
convinced now, ns It always has been, that
tho Issuo will be brought to n successful con
clusion. I do not think any ndvantag.j Is to
bo obtained from taking n gloomy vD w."
SI'Itl'ltlSKI) AT IIOSKHUUV'S TALK.
Wimhlimlon Olllclnln Sny Then It live
llccn Xo Alliance Ovcrtnri-M.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Tho statement
of Lord Roscbery that In Descimber over
tures wero mado to the United States for
an alliance Is not substantiated here. Offi
cials of the administration aro nt n loss
to understand tho report nnd eixprrws the
opinion that teomo mlstako has occurred.
So far ub tho United States Is concerned,
thoy dcclaro no offer of nlllanco hai been
made, but they could not say anythliiK nbout
Germany, to which country, according to
the London dispatch, overtures for an al
liance wero made at the same time.
RESULTS 0FPARIS STORM
Vcnnrl Are Wrecked nnd Injured nml
Number of Liven Arc lie
PARIS, Feb. 15. Advices from nil French
ports record wrecks and Injuries to vessels.
During yesterday's galo an unknown sailing
vessel stranded on tbo reefs outside of Drcst
and four bodies have como ashore ond oav
oral flshiug boats have been lost or damaged.
Tho French battleship Admiral Dupreie
broke from her moorings In the Drest roads
nnd drifted shorewards, but was held up In
I tho nick of time by her own anchors,
I'riiNslan Diet .Member Acciimch Ittt I -four
of lli'calilnu' HI Word.
DERI.IN. Feb. 15. In the lower bouse of
tho Prussian Diet today a curious discus
tlon aroso during the consideration of tho
estimates of the ministry of tho Interior.
Dr. Durth ridiculed Ilerr Arendt's former
I piophrslcs that Arthur J. Dalfour would
1 bring nbout i silver era. Ilerr Arendt ro-
plied that tho Drltlsh ministry had broken
Mr. Dalfour, he said, had given a succes
sion of definite, promises In Parliament, and
then, when on tho strength of theso declara
tions France and the United States had dis
played a readiness to open negotiations both
powers hail experienced sharp rebuffs.
"Such a breach of faith," exclaimed tho
speaker, "stands alone In history."
Herr Arondt answered: "Dlmctalllsm
would break the power of capital. The war
In South Africa has shown to what capital
has led England."
l.oiiiloii'M I'lifihlniinlilc Wcddluii,
LONDON. Feb. 15. Lord Chesterfield nnd
Miss Enid Wilson wero married In this city
tbls afternoon. Thero wob a largo and
fashionable attendance at tho ceremony.
As cabled to tho Ascoclated Press from
I Iiondon February 10, tho marriage of Lord
Chesterfield to Miss Wilson was to bo a
brilliant affair and would set precedent at
naught, tbe bride wearing a satin train, cm-
broldered with diver HlletE doves nnd stnn.
while tho brldewnalds wiyild wear scarlet
cloth coats, with trlplo Scapes nnd pic
turcequo fell hats. j
It was added that Lord Chesterfield's glfls
to them we ro to be sable muffs, Instead of
tho orthodox bangle, while his gift to the
brldo was to be u diamond tiara nnd a
check for 2,000. .
ANNA GOULD'S SPORTY COUNT
lint eh of CiiMti-lliineN L'rnni the
Water In Orili-r lo (Slvo llonl
Nome (looil Ailvler.
(Copyright, IMfl, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Feb. 15. (New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram.) Tbe Custcllancs,
who left February 10 on La Tournlne,
Vlcomto and Vlcomtceso Floteus do Castcl
Inne, cousins of Donl, nro believed hero to
havo gono n bearers of Important Informa
tion, also with advice which numerous mem
bers of his family deem eefcentlul to deter
mine Hani's actions toward, elcnrlng himself
of Rodays' charges. Donl ( said to resent
tho family ofllcluusnrss. The news that they
railed from New York todat Is taken as a
mark of his disapproval of his relatives
being seen In New York a this Juncture,
when their coming would surely bo Inter
preted to moan that thero' In more lu the
Figaro story than Donl Ih, willing to own.
Tho relatives are under strict Injunctions
from Don), so It Is absolutely Impossible to
learn here whether bo wax successful In
raising money. Evcrjodjj Is looking for
ward to n great sensation ! hen Castcllano
reaches Paris. Many full expect hla first
meeting with Rodnys to retilt In n tragedy,
because Donl has threatened to assault the
editor, who In turn has assnrVd he would b.
armed nnd blftw tho other's drains out on the
first ungcntlemanly provocation. Rodays Is
willing to fight a duel, buty unwilling to bo
enned or slapped. Tho count's father met
Rodays a few days ago. Both wero coming
out of President Loubet's ballroom nt thu
same time. They eyed each other insultingly.
Tho mnrquls opened his "mouth us if to
speak, but concluded to keep silent and
passed on haughtily.
Deputy Will ll Proneenli-il.
DRL'SSELS, Feb. 15. Asan outcome of
yesterday's fight In tho Chamber of Deputlc?
M. Dcmblon, tho socialist Oeputy who was
removed by force from tho house for threat
ening to box the oars of M. Wlart, a deputv
of tho Independent party, will be prcfecuted
Moimoii to Iteliirn (o I'nrln.
SAN REMO, Italy, Feb. 15. Tho Drltlsh
ambassador to France, Sir Edmund J. Mon
son. left San Remo today, saying that hU
destination was Paris.
HARRISON ROBBED AT PARIS
Former Prenlilcnt mill Wife Sys
teniiitlcully Filched IlurliiR Their
Vldlt In France.
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 15. It Is being re
luted here tonight that both ox-Presldcnt
Harrison and his wife were systematically
robbed and otherwise swindled during their
visit to Paris last summer , when tho gen
eral was engaged In the Venezuelan claims
Tho former president wne -Iskcd about the
matter tonight and ho confirmed the atory,
although ho said ho lld ri"now t wiib
tlbioadJtid i?id neV afitlK.r It. r Hofnotv
thinks that a young Frrnwimaii who acted
ub his valet won tbo swindler, or. If not.
that he knew nil nbout tho larcenies.
Asido from sums of money that the ex
president missed, tho boldest nud most ac
complished operation consisted In n sorles
of forgeries perpetrated on Mrs. Harrison.
During tho summer sho looked for drafts
duo on somo prlvato Investments of her
own. Thoy novcr enme. Quito recently tho
drafts camo to her with her nnmo fairly well
endorsed oii them. .Tho amounts of tho
various drafts and tbo numo of tho forger
couln not 'bo learned. General Harrison
would give no details beyond saying that
tho story was substantially correct.
SURPRISED AT GEN. LUDLOW
HI Interview Siiylatr (lie t'lihitnx Arc
Ineaiialilc of Self-tioveriiiucnt
HAVANA, Fob. 15. Tho principal topic of
conversation today Is tho reported Interview
between General Ludlow and a representa
tive of a Now York newspaper which ap
pears fully In tho Lucha. This represents
General Ludlow as speaking of the Inexperl
ence of tbo Cubans in tho -management of
public affairs and eaylng a great part of
the population Is Illiterate, vhlch excludes
tho possibility of Cuba being governed by
Cubans and that military rule should con
tinue. General Ludlow'B friends hero think It 1m
posslbln that ho bns been correctly quoted.
They point out that ho denied tho uso of
similar expressions, when In tho United
States before. They cannot believe thut his
opinions should hnvo undergnno such a radi
Sitior San Miguel says his personal prom
Iso to General Wood to eeaso attacking Gen
eral Ludlow no longer binds him nnd that
ho will go on telling thn truth without hesi
tation respecting General Ludlow. Ho de
clares his Intention to ascertain whether the
libel Iuwb In force In tho United Stntes will
protect General Ludlow In his military ca
pacity thcro ns ho has been protected hero.
STANDS OFF TRAIN ROBBERS
Kxpri-K 3lfNnciiKci- III Arizona
l'y a Ilrnve l'lht ami In
DENVER, Feb. 15. VV special to the)
Ne.ws from Denson, Ariz., says:
Tho New Moxlco and Arizona passenger
tralti which left Denson for Nogales was
held up by masked robbers ut Fulrbunkn,
twenty mllc3 below DciiBon. tonight. Ex
piess Messenger Milton was shot ncvorul
times, Milton had Just delivered his pack
ugei, from Fairbanks und was going back
Into his car when ho was commanded to
open his safe. Instead of complying with
tho request ho grubbed his Winchester und
made a bravo fight. Ho suereuded In hold
ing tho robbers nt bay until help reached
him nnd tho robbers wero driven olf. Tho
robbers did not sccuro any booty and loft,
going In the direction of Old Moxlco. .Mil
ton was brought to Denson und will bo cent
to Tucson on a special train. Officers from
Denson and Tombstone havo loft for tho
I0WAN PLACED AT THE HEAD
Robert llolllday In IDccteil Prcnlilcut
of the American ('ariiiitlou No.
cletr at !!iiiriilo.
DUFFALO, Feb. 15. Tho American Car
nation socloty, composed of prominent Ilor
Istr, began Its annual convention hero to
day. Theso officers wero elected: presi
de lit, Robert llolllday, Iowa; vice president,
William Weber, Maryland; secretary. Albert
Herr, Pennsylvania; treasurer, F. Dornor,
Daltlmore was selected as tho next place
of meriting, Indianapolis being a closo
RESULT OF CITY PRIMARIES
Republicans Test Strength at the Fart;
REMARKABLY LARGE VOTE IS POLLED
llelnllpil Account nml I'litiirm of the
Hotly WiikoiI I'tiuti'Mtn In the
Vnrlom Wnril of the
Di-lruntt-M to coin en I Ion 1H
Ni-ci-ur.v to nomlnnti til
Moore ilclcunten clceteil -Ill
lllnulinin ilelcuntCH clccli-il !to
IIi-iiii t a ilcleitnti-N elected ....... . 10
t uplrilutl dt It'Knten clceteil Ill
First ward, Mooro .til
Second ward, lllngham I'll
Third ward. .Moores 3w)
Fourth ward, .Moore 702
Fifth ward, unpledged -tvi
Sixth ward, Moores wi
Seventh ward, lllnghum M-
Klghth ward, Dlngnain tSf
Ninth wnril, Denawa 4Wl
Total vote In city t.t!15
Co ii in-1 1 in ii n It- Preference.
1. S. llascall
Harry II. 'Imiuuti
William 11. Whltehorn
D. II. Christie
M. D. Karr
I). T. Mount
C. J. Andersen
I In splto of the prevailing cold weather, In-
' teresi In the republican primaries yesterday j
I was ot nucn intensity ana cninusiasm liiai
j over l.i'iOO votes were cast, as ugaliut 1,600
nt tho recent spirited contest between tho
I democratic hosts. When tho votes were
counted last night It appeared that Frank
E. Moores had curried the First, Third,
Fourth and Sixth wards, W. W. Bingham
had won In the Second, Seventh and Eighth,
tho Fifth was unpledged nnd the Ninth went
to Denuwa without n contest.
Every polling place was surrounded
throughout tho afternoon by crowds of
eager workers, and In the bIx wards where
conteslti wero waged on the mayorolty tho
rivalry was spirited, but devoid of acri
mony or 111 humor. At most of the polling
places rules had been adopted prohibiting
tho peddling of sample ballots within the
room nud ub n result the ambitious par
tisans were compelled to stand out ill tbe
cold or seek tho shelter of some neighbor
In plte of the vigor of the contest over
the mayoralty, -brisk competition was mani
fested In everj -wurd on tho councllmau
shlp, there being from two to five aspirants)
In each ward.
In tbo buttle over the mayoralty consid
erable quiet work had been done In the way
of circulating letters and dodgers, setting
forth the nlleged merits or demerits of the
rcspectlvo candidates, that there was
llttlo controversy In tho vicinity of tbe pri
mary booths. Numerous carriages wero ill
service In each polling plnco nud voters
wero brought to tbo booths In crowds.
Flint llnllotliiir i'linl.
It was noticeable thut tho cler):s and
Judges wero more expert than usual nt prl-
tTtrles, wllU,lltle. jcotwestinn of wnlUuir
! Vnhiru l.l nnu'nf Vn nr.Ha ,1 1. rml In it I
least one of the -wards votes were cast at
tho rate of 100 per hour. In the Fourth
ward, where over 700 votes were cast, the
first fifty-six votes were cast In twenty
threo minutes, and the first 100 votes In
Just fifty minutes.
Tho hottest fight appears to have oc
curred in tho Fifth ward, whero two tickets
wero In tho field, both put up as unpledged.
In the mlxup somo of the candidates on
cnoh ticket wero elected, which names ap
peared upon a samplo ballot quietly circu
lated as those of men pledged for Dlngham.
Tho First ward sends a solid Jlooreu dele
gation to the convention. Particular Inter
cat centered there, owing to tho candidacy
of E. J. Cornish, a resident of tho ward.
Friends of Cornish made a spirited fight,
but when tho figures were footed up Moores
had a majority of olghty-flvc votes; Tho totol
vote cast was 371. Hans Dock received 135
veleti for delegato on tho Cornish ticket,
while Anton M. Rack was high man on tbo
Moores ticket, with 220 votes. I. S. Hnseall
ovtr-reachod R. C. Jordan for councilman
by a vote of 1.18 against 120.
Bingham carried the Second ward delega
tion, there being no contest. Thcro was .
somowhnt spirited fight for the council
urn. Inatlon. Fred Hoye was the winner,
with 101 votes. The vote on other candi
dates was: Charles Kcssler, 130; Michael
Lee, 55; A. Hold, 15; J. F. Dehm, 23. Tbo
total vote cast was 157.
Thero was no contest In the Third ward
cither. Louis Durmcdter withdrew from the
race for tho council, leaving tho field clear
for Hurry D. Zlmman. Three hundred votes
were cast and tho Moores delegation de
clared unanimously chosen, and the samo
complimentary report was made In the case
In Moores' Oivn Wnril.
Ii- tho Fourth ward tho largest vote of
thn day was cast, tho contest being betweon
a Moored delegation nnd an unpledged list
said to represent tho Dlngham candidacy.
The tou! vote was 702, of which tho Moores
delegation- mil from 300 to 108, whllo thu
opposition list -ecolvcd from 272 to 207.
For councilman William D. Whltehorn polled
213, F. n. Kennard 174, A. V. Todd 111 and
Daniel II. Wheeler, sr., SI.
Tho Fifth ward' developed a combination
between candidates for delegates on each
of tho "unpledged" tickets. Thero wero 483
votes cast, of which tho head of the Ding
bam combination on tho ticket nlleged to
b-j favorablo to Moores received 245 votes,
and tbo Moorcu man on tho same ticket re
ceived 222 votes. On tho alleged "nntl
Moores unpledgod ticket" the Dlngham
delegate scored his highest at 245 votiu.
For tho council David H. Christie received
187 votes over C. W. Lelamatra with 145
and W. II. Mallory with llfi votes.
In the Sixth ward 689 votes were cast, ho
multiplicity of homo candidates causing t "
battle to bo fiercely contested during thn
dny. Tho delegation pledged for Frank E.
Moores camo off with colors flying, Hecurlng
n total of 380 votes to 312 for tbo Dlngham
contingent. For comptroller Westberg bo
cured a decided victory over Charles Grnt
ton, his scoro being 341 against 2GI. M. D.
Knrr, tho present Sixth ward councilman,
was endorsed over Carr Axford, the voto be
ing 311 to 261.
An exceptionally heavy voto was polled lu
tho Seventh ward, 512 voting during the day.
Tho Dlngham dolegntlon was Bent to tho
convefttlon by a voto of 185 to 227 cust for
tbo E. ,M, Dartlctt ticket. For conncllmnn
David T, Mount, the present Incumbent,
received n comfortable majority, the voto
etandlng as follows: D. T. Mount, 201; S.
C. Howell, 185; O. S. Ambler, 50; Derlus
Tho Dlngham delegation was elected In
tho Eighth ward by a narrow margin. Tho
total voto was 627. On the Bingham dele
eatlon tho highest mnn received 334, no
agulnst 277 east for tho high man of the
Monreti delegation, The vote for aldermanlo
candidates wns ns follows; C. J, Andersen,
197; Van B. Lady, 154; Charles E. Druner,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska
Fair and Continued Cold. Northerly Winds.
Temperature nt tliniihn jcMrrilnyl
lour. lieu. Hour. lieu.
u. in...... 7 I p. in O
II a. in S '- y. m . 'I
7 ii, to S it y, m I
S o. m I) t i. m I
tl a. ni N r p. mi...... St
10 n. m ii ti p. in :t
11 u. ni..,.,.:t 7 ti. in -
it: in i s p. in t
t ii. in i
128; John D. Furay, 60. nnd C. O. Killing,
Thero was no mayoralty contest In the
Ninth ward nnd the llennwa delegation was
elected, receiving a tntnl voto of 460. The
result on tho aldermanlo contest follows:
Simon Trestler, 176; C. E. Malm, 119; George
W. Mercer. 85; Fred R. Dufrene, 76.
I.ImI of SiieccnHfiil Dclt'KUlcn,
The convention which meets in Washing
ton hall at 2 p. in. will bo made up ot the
First Ward John Ilauman. rr., Anton M.
Hack, J. L. L'urhnns, James Catbro, John
Flala, Henry Intnan, Otto Llckert, James
McDonald, D. C. Miner, Charles Nelson.
Second Ward Andrew- Klewlt. George D.
Strykcr, Fred limiting, S. A. Derauck, Frank
Drodlr. Joseph V. Kuspur, W. C. Cloud, D.
W. Gilbert. F. Mueller. Frank 11. Ilonza.
Third Ward Victor D. Walker. John
Wright. Jnke Lewis, Hnrry Dernstelti, Leon
Leavy, Theodore Drown, Ole Jackson, Frank
(lladd, .). S. Drown, William Ncstlehuusc.
Fourth Ward Gustavo Anderson. R. S.
Anglin, J. J. Doticher. Charles II. Drynnt. W.
.1. Council. Fred W. Flodmun. Iee E. Grler.
Hurry 1). Morrill. John W. Parish. Albert
Fifth Ward D. J. Durgcss. Charles M.
Knox. W. T. Nelson, Fred W. Perkins. R. W.
Richardson. II. G. Roekfellow. William M.
Arnold, George II. Parker, M. Y. Sturbuck,
lie ward Druner.
Sixth Ward Dr. William H. Christie. A.
P. Gram, Wllllnm J. Hunter, Theodore 11.
Johnson. Wash Johnson, Henry S. Krenzer,
Henry E. Ostrotn. Benjamin F. Stewart.
Wllllnm L. Stephens. William H. Sage.
Seventh Ward Wllllnm E. Rhoades.
Charles R. Fcrrall, J. Fred Smith. John L.
Pierce, II. E. Cochran, A. J. Vlerllng, Theo
dore Olsen. .Mel Uhl, V. Duresh, A. S.
Eighth Ward James Allan, II. C. Drome,
Wllllnm F. Ilarte, A. W. Jefferls. D. F. Mil
ler, J. C. Pederson, Fred Smith, Gus Sto
berg, John Wallace, Henry F. Wymun.
Ninth Wnrd Chorion J. Greene, Henry F.
Cndy, Charles A. Gosb, Charles T. Ferguson,
Peter E. Flodnian, August H. Herrings,
Charles S. Huntington, Carl E. Hurting,
John H. Evans, Georgo C. Thompson.
'JACK" PENNINGTON IS DEAD
llemlnc. In California of n Man For
merly Well KiiiMtn In OiiiiiIiii
LOS ANGELES. Cnl., Feb. 15. John L.
Pennington died nt tho Sisters' hospital In
this city of cerebral meningitis todny. Ho
was a well known uowspuper man und a
number ot ono of the most prominent fami
lies In tho south. Mr. Pennington's father
served "for two terms as governor of Dakota
territory under General Qrnnt and wns nt
olio tune a member ol tho Alabama lcglw
laiurc. J. L. Pennington was born In
Opcllka, Ala., July 8, 1867. He wan educated
In Faribault, Minn. Ho began his news
paper career In St. Paul and Minneapolis
nnd then went to Omaha to accept a posi
tion on Tho Omnbn Doc. Whllo there ho
married MIbs Anna Dradbury, daughter of
Dr. C. C. Dradbury of St. Louis, In 1889.
Going south, Mr. Pennington was for a
time editor of tbe Atlanta Herald nnd ot
the Atlanta Journal, city editor ot the At
lanta Telegraph and managing editor ot tho
Mr.con News. Ho went to Now York and
nftcr two years' Btay thero ho went west
nnd becamo managing editor of tho Denver
Republican. Ho cumo to this city six weeks
ugo for his health.
"Jack" Pennington was quite well known
In Omuha. He was for a tlmo employed on
The Omaha Dec, and later on tho Omaha
Herald. Ho was a brother-in-law of Honry
James, who, about twelve years ago, was
on editorial writer on the Omaha Herald,
and afterwards employed on Tho Dee,
and Is now In San Francisco, whero for I
tho last eight years ho has been In thq'
employment of various papers of that city, j
About a yoar ago Pennington left Denver I
nnd went to San Francisco, Two months j
ago ho came to Omaha and w.ib taken Blck '
with nervoUB prostration, nnd for two weeks .
wiiii n patient at ono of tbo hospitals. Upon
his recovery ho disappeared from Omaha.
Fiom the abovo dispatch It Is evident that
ho returned to tho Pacific coast.
JESSE EXPLAINS HIS CRIME
Mind Wan Partially Overturned by
(irllllu'M iiircntn nail t'oiilliiueil
MARVVILLB, Mo., Feb. 15. (Spcclul.)
Tho lut ovlde-nee In tho second trlul of C. G.
Jesse, charged with the murder of Editor
Frank Griffin, wns heard this afternoon.
Tbo defendant, Jcbso, was tbo star witness
of tbo day. Ho said ho had sold liquor
contrary to law and bad for months regu
larly paid GrlfUn nt flint f 10 and later (20
a month to sily nothing about It lu his paper.
After his drug store burned. Grillln, ho
said, continued to demand money from
htm and finally on tho morning of tbe killing,
told him thut If ho did not give him (Griffin)
$30 or $100 before noon ho would publish
an artlclo reflecting on his (Jesse's) daugh
ter. He said that his, Doubles partially
overturned tils reason nnd that when ho
next met Grlfiln be was so maddened that
without knowing whnt he was doing ho
began tn shoot at him.
Grlllln'H dying statement, which nt tho
former trial was allowed along with tet.
mony respecting his reputation uh a bbiek
muilcr, wns not presented thin time by tho
stnto. Tho stnto objected to nil that part
of Jesse's cvldenco respecting Griffin's
threat upon tho ground tbat It did not
legally extonuate his offense, but tho court
overruled tho objection. Argument of tho
caso will take place tomorrow and It Ln be
lieved tho enso will be given to tho Jury
I.otv It ii ; I'm for (Iritnil Army.
CHICAGO. Feb. 15. Central Passenger
association lines at tholr meeting In thfa
city todny decided to grant a rate of 1 cent
n mile for thn national encampment of tho
(iiani' Army of thn Republic to bo held In
tbls t.ty next August. This Is tho lowest
rate over niiule for nny occasion. It is re
ported as certain that tho western roads
nnd nil other lines In tho country will fol
low tho exatnplo of tho Central Passenger
attoclatlon and grant an equally low rate.
Movement of Ocean Vcnneln, I'rh. in.
At New York Arrived Lahn, from lire
men; Marquette, from Indon.
At Uueenstown Arrived Oermnnlc, from
New York, for Liverpool,
At Rotterdam Sailed Rotterdam, for
At Antwerp Arrived Ne-derland, from
At Southampton Arrived 8t, Paul, from
PRIDE OF THE STATE
Nebrak Unireriity Celebrates Thirty.rinl
Annual Charter Pay.
GLANCES BACK A THIRD OF A CENTURY
Commemorates Its Tonndlnp with
Uiual Appropriate Exercises,
CELEBRATION HELD IN OLIVER THEATER
Audience of Two Thousand Peoplo Qraoes
FINE ORATION BY FIRST CHANCELLOR
Itev. Allen It. Ilentuu of liidlnnnpolln
Aililrcnncn the I'llciidx of the
I n t 1 1 til Ion Itepoit of Action
LINCOLN. ' Feb. 13. (Special.) The
thirty-first annual charier day exercises,
eommeniorntliig the founding of tho Ne
braska Stnto unlverrlty. wero held thl.
owning In tho Oliver theater before an audi
flier ef nearly 2,000 people. The charter
day oration as delivered by Rev. Allen It.
Denton of Indianapolis, tho flint chancellor
of the Nebraska Institution.
Rev. Mr. Denton spoke on tho subject,
"Facing the Twentieth Century; Its Events,
Kb Dutle-s and Its Perils " Hp opened by
announcing that It whs a source of great
pleasure lor him to return to Lincoln after
au absence of nearly thirty yeurs, and de
liver nn uddress commemorative of thn
founding of such a progressive Institution.
Ho referred to predictions thut ho had mado
during the early days of the uulveislty, all
of which had been morn than fulfilled. Turn
Inn to his subject. Rev. Mr. Denton spoko
of tho future. Inquiring what the purpose
of the next 100 years khould be. Ho thought
the spirit of optimism should be carried
l"tu tho next century, holding that It wus
tho great civilizing power of the universe.
He atsorted that history taught that optim
ism wub the great constructive force In the
material and social growth of men.
The hpeaker also paid considerable ntten
tlou to tho Industrial questions which would
huvo to bo solved in the coming century.
The two lending problems under this head
wero tho relations of tho capitalists to the
wugo earners and. tbo attltuda of govern
ment concerning franchises. Tho remedies
proscribed wero more dravtlc legislation,
sound public consideration nnd the com
pulsory publication ot all corporate business.
Ho thought evcryono would go Into tho
twentieth century Imbued with tho demo
cratic spirit, which ho defined to mean,
Following tho address of Rev. Mr. Denton,
tho degree of bachelor ot arts was con
fened upon Leon Aylesworth, Margaret.
Gallagher, Eugenia Mackln, Henry Peter
Ntclson and Cnrl Lcroy SbufT. Tho degree,
of bachelor ofsclginwuB,contcrred upon
ChrfeW'u .feiiitcu CiilfPtcnTon.
Itcport of AetliiK Chancellor.
Tho university llourd of Regents held a
meeting today In connection with tho char
ter day exercises and received tho report
of Acting Chancellor Dcssoy. In addition,
aeverul other mutters ot minor Importune
were cotiHldcrod nnd a number of contracts
for supplies wero awarded. Tbo financed ot
thj institution wero aim discussed. Follow
ing nro the moro Important portions of Act
ing Chnncedlor Dessoy'a report:
Immediately nfter tho examinations held
nt the eloso of tho first semester I askod for
statements as to the general results nnd am
glad to report that In very many cases tbo
work In departments seems to have been
moro satisfactory than usual and In no
ensi-B do the. reports show thut thero has
been a falling off In this regard.
Deferring to the university council, thn
lifting chancellor asked tho approval of thn
hoard for having deferred tho Charter day
tneetliHT on account of the large amount of
formal work which hud to be done at this
meeting. Ho referred hIbo lo tho constitu
tion of tho academic and Industrial faculties
and to the fact that thnte Ib sonic dissatis
faction as to the present organization of
these bodies, suggesting tbo desirability of
Home modifications, Ho further urged tbo
regents to take stopH to still moro exactly
tlellne tho limits of tbe several colleges,
espclally on lluaneial grnundH. The Indus,
trial college funds must 1)0 applied ex
clusively to the uses of this college, In re
ferring to this mutter he said: "It Is not
enough thut these funds should be honostly
applled to tbe use for which thoy were
designated, but we must be able to show
people very clearly that IhlH Is the ense.
We have not misapplied nny of this money,
but we have erred In not taking sulllelent
pains to show It. This Is the reason why
wo ere sometimes charged with mlsap
prop! la ting theso monies."
AM-Year Plan for flic Unlvcrnlty.
In 'irder thut you mny have further In-furmt-.tloii
lu regard to the all-year plan,
which I laid before you ut your December
meeting. I wish to quote from a recent let
ter written by Dean Judsoii of tho Unlver
Hlty of Chicago;
"FlrHt The plant of the unlvetHlty Is not
left Idle for a fourth of the year.
"Second A considerable number of stu
dents are able to work In the Kiimmur,
while, for a variety of reasons, they can
not work at some other seasons.
"Third dty the system of four quarters
students are able lo select in'cnrdlng to their
ifinvenlence and necessities the three out ef
the four quartern which they may give to
"Fourth-If a student happens to be 111
nnd thereby loses the work of a given quar
ter he Is able tn make It up In the sum
mer and tluiH save Iosh of perhaps an entir
"Flfth-In distributing the work of In
structors, It Is ulwiys possible for nome to
work during the summer nnd thereby take
ii vacation diirlue the autumn tpinrtrr or
spring, which may bo very much hotter for
the instructor in question."
I may ulso quolo from it letter from
President Raymond of tho University of
"The more expcrleneo I havo with iho
system the more enthusiastic I am about It.
The results to FtuilentB und univer
sity are very much hotter under the new
plan halt the old. Tho four-quarter
system has Increased our expenses some
what, but by no means In proportion to I ho
Improvement In tbe service we nro nble to
lender, Indeed the four-quarter system bus
transformed our whole university. Our leg.
Islatlirs bits made a special appropriation of
S1.H0O a year for the mitlutoiinhfc. of Mm
summer quarter. In addition In this thn
summer quarter has mad- necessary some
other expenditures, for example, tn adver
tising and printing, but these expenses nr
small uh eonnmreil with the good thut thn
summer quarter does.
"The new plan Ih growing In favor both
on the part of the faculty and the people of
tbo state. At first there was some slight
opposition, but I have heard of no whisper
of opposition for a long time, perhaps ,i
year. I do not believe there In one tmunber
of the faculty who .vould now vote to go
baik to the old syslom. It wll b of a,
terist to you to know that I am receiving
many letters similar to yotiru. the Univer
sity of North Carollnn. University of Oie.
gon. University of TenncHseo and the Uni
versity of Georgia),"
Thin testimony In very slgnlllcant since
thin university llko our own, w.u for a
long time carried on witn rumrno;" uea
tlonn and they have had tho experience or
changing from the old pun n the new.
To Ir fruity I2ca ml nation,
Utentlon wu called to tbe need of a
rulo In regard to university examlnntloiiH,
Tho university sonuto teporttd progress on
Its discussion of tho feasibility of organ
izing n school of social sciences, and asked
for more time. Tbe matter ot certificate