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QREGOI vol. xvi r. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900. NO. 13. MIS EVENTS OF THE DA Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TKRSK TICKS KltOM T11R WIRKS An Interesting Collection vf Item Vrom the Two Hemispheres I'reaented lu a Condensed Form. Tlio pliiguo lu Honolulu li under cm trol. General Uutitoro him occupied ftorm berg. Capo Colony Honr aro retreating tc Orange Free State. General Joo Wheeler hit urrivud lit Kuii Fruiicisco from Mmiilit. A resolution wu Hit roitm iKl In rim gross asaiug lor repeal ol me tnrilT 011 paper. The British government has decided to mUili Uirii I'Miincefoto lib am ba r aador At Wasliiugtou indefinitely. Th latest minnr truHt'H dividend w ) mailer tlmu hkuhI, supposed tn be tilt result of tlio light with Arhuoklo. Yaqul Indian dispersed 800 Moxl cnii soldier w ho were acting as escort to the mall, nmir l'otniii, Mexico. (ioraldlnn, the famous racing mnrc, holder ot tliu world's record fur tin If mile, in ilmtd lit Napa J-iiitn, near Napa, Cul. Lieutenant F.dgar Koehliir, uf tin Ninth iufniitry, was led Into mi am bush of Filipino rebels imrih of TarliiL uml killed. The Howe Lumber Company ol Lowell, Mass., haa HMMtirtintt aa a rmull of the failure of the (ilntio Natlni.al IihiiIc, in Boston, to which the compuuy owed a targe amount of money. A revolutionary movement near Sal, Salvador waa recently nipped in th hud, and a confiscation by tho govern ment of frii), (100 taliinglng Dr. Josu Alfnrado, took placo, who, it la report' ed, was to have lud the revolt. Sir Charles TiiiMtr, ex-premier of CuuhiIii, believe thnt the Alaska lioon' diiry mid other dinputed neiitlmH I f twiien the United States mid Cana.ni will noon be nettled uml thnt Cauad Will get the ont of it. At a ineetiiiK of thu 11a .tint Social Uliinn ol Boston, it wim announced on behalf of the Union Theological Insti tution that John 1). Rockefeller ha undertaken to oontrihuto one-halt of the $100,(100 needed to complete the equipment of that institution. Chief Olllcer Coonkoy, of tho tram jxirt tirant, recently arrived at San l-'raneisco, said that on February 8, the chip nailed over the Hxit where Morrell inland hit generally Ih-cii Hiipised to he located. It in on nil sailing charts, but at 1 1:30 A. M. on the (lute men t lolled, the Grunt mi led over the post- tlon iu latitude, 21) deg. 67 mill, uorth, longitude 174 den. 81 mill, east, aud not a trace of the inland could he found. At noon any laud 400 feet above the level of the nea could bo Been lor a distance of 25 mile. Cecil Uhodus la on his way to ring' land. Princeton colleen watita a million dollars for a law library. - Cronje'a men are now prisoners on hoard British warship. Germany will admit American meat lor fear of a tariff war. The machinist of Philadelphia de maud a nine-hour day. Six people were burned to death in New York tonutmmt-huuxo lire. Tho increiiNO In Amerioan importa haa been nearly doubled iu three yearn. Kan FranctHCO highbinder mnrdtired two men, both leading merchants of the city. General YVoodi aHmirta that trouble iu Cuba ia now absolutely out of the quentiou. The trauntxirt (Irant haa arrived at Han l'ranclKOO from Manila with L'01 aick aoldiora aboard. The llrltUh Hecoiid-clann orutnor lleniea ia rejiorted oft Cat inliind, it the liahainan, in (liHtrewi. froHident David 8tarr Jordun, Htanford Univernity, iu a Hveuuh at Chicago, aaid that Knijlaiid would noon topple. Trouble haa arisen between the cinax and box manufacturers of 'lanipa, Fla. Advance in the price of boxoa ia the cauao. Tom Sharkey and Hob Fitwdmmont alKiied artiulua of aKreuuient for a 25 round bout before the club offering the lanjeiit pnrae. The United States government will begin the manufacture of amokelena jxiwder and compete with private man ufacturer In point of quality. The American Clay Manufacturing Company, the 110,000,000 consolida tion of aewer-pipe manufacturers, wil! control 85 per cent of the industry. Near Olympla, Wash., three chll dren, aged 6, 7 and U yeara, weit burned to death whilo their parenti were ubaout from home attondiug dunce. In the United Statea there aro 6,437,. 707 bacholora and 8,224,404 spinsters. The first woman's cluo of Puorh Itlco haa been organized by gome Amor leau women living iu 1'ouce. The longest spun of telegraph wire In the world ia that over the river Kistua in ludia. It ia over 0,000 feet long. The naual output from 100 gold mines in the immediate vicinity of Johannesburg is IS tons of gold month. LATER NEWS. The aenato panted the diplomats and consular bill. Queen Lllluokalani will receive no pension from the government. General Joe Wheeler'a resignation win be accepted on bit arrival iu Washington, Hoar-Admiral MoCormiok haa been placed on the retired Hit on his own application. General Kobbe, with 2,S00 men, haa ooeiipiod the town of Horaogon, in the southern end ol Luzon. Thouannda of organized insurgent are resisting the American in the Antique province in Panay, J ho annual reports of Indian agent show that the entire Indian population ol tho United States i iiU7,U00. The legislature of Illinois approprlat ed 1 1 00, 000 for the reoonntruotion ol the Lincoln imminent at Springfield Tho mutual I.Ku Insurance Company 01 New York, has subscrilied fur IL'l, 000,000 of the uew English war loans. The legislative trouble at Frankfort Ky., is at the lulling point. Militia is in complete control of the state exeou the building. ino threatened strike of tho em ploycs of the St. Louis Transit Com pauy is off. An agreement satisfactory to both side was reached. Indications are that the Roer war it drawing to au end. President Kroger haa appealed to Lord Salisbury for cessation of hostilities. Taxation of corporations in Parla har led to the transfer of many main olllces to llrussels, V reach societies being in oorporated there under the law uf Ilol gium to avoid the French income tax Admiral Kautz, commander-in-chiol of the Paclflo squadron, haa been ordered to proceed with the Philadel phla to the coast of Central America for the purpose of protecting American interests there. Ilie piesideut ha commuted to im prlsoumi'iit for life the sentence ol death iiiiiiosod by court-martial in thf case of Private George Murphy, com pany U, Twenty-fourth iulautry, eon victud of the murder of another soldini of tho same oompauy in the Philippines Dr. II. D. Moiyau, of the United States navy, speaking of the war in tin Philippines, says: "I do not boliov that the revolution is at au end. Tin Filipino are scattered alxmt th islands, mainly in Luzon, iu small bauds, but it ia generally understood that they are under orders to coucun trate at any giveu point when the word is passed. I do not believe that Agui naido is in China. It is my impression he is still in Luzon." General Jouhert is now in supreme command of the isoer. Tho total cost of the war in the Phil ippines so far ia $50,000,000. Itritish casualties in tho final reliol of Ladysmith were almost 2,000. Tho inland of Tutuila, of the Sainoan group, la to be use l as a naval station Fire in the n tail dry goods district of Philiiduphia, caused a loss of 700, 000. Itncrs say that the retreat from Lady smith was due to a commauder'i mi' take. Senator Hoar now wants to give Queen Liliuokalanl 260,000 from the treasury. Tho Puerto Itiean tariff bill was do nouueed from the pulpit by a Washing' ton minister. Steps are being taken to organize iauk with $2S,000 capital at lone, Morrow county, Or. Strikes and labor troubles of variolic kinds have thrown 60,000 men out ol employment in Chicago. Civil war ia imminent in China One province la already in revolt over the dethronement of Uie emperor. The senate haa confirmed the appoint' meut of 11. 11. Miller, of Josephine county, Oregon, to be consul at Chung Kiung, China. Lady White, wife of Genoral Sir toorge White, ha been invested by Queen Victoria with tlio Order of the Crown of India. Congressman Alfred C. Harmer, ol Pennsylvania, father of tlio house of representatives, is dead at Philadel phla, aged 76 year. The United States government has ordered that tho California "Mammoth Tree Grove." iu Calaveras county, be bonded for park purposes. The Pure Food and Drug congress, in convention at Washington, adopted resolutions seeking congressional action to provide penalties for adulteration. Isaac Gordon, of Birmingham, Eng land, the notorious money lendor, is doad. lie waa known all over the kingdom, nnder various aliases, and is said to have been worth 1,000,000. Dr. Hansen, the explorer, questioned in regard to the possible fate of Andre, said: "I believe as long aa possible, iu his return, making the most liberal allowance of time for his reappeaiance, but I no longer have any hope. I don't believe that he is living; otherwise we should certainly have heard of him. All that oan be looked for now is the recovery of his body." Leading Pari hotels have raised the ratos from f 3 to f l a day. Thomas A. Edison, Jr., says he has constructed a safety electric miner' lamp. Prof. W. G. Sumner told hi class at Yale that 90 per cent of all marriage are unhappy. The largest real estate owner of all Amerioan institutions is the University of Texas, which holds over 8,000,000 ores oi laua. TAKEN BY SURPRISE Boers Outwitted by Roberts' Movement. MADE NO DKTKKJILNT.D STAND IUtratd Kt.twxrd, Belli; Follow br French's Cavulr The lluteh Making for ftloeinfoutelu. London, March 10. Tho lloor ap pear to have made no stand whatever, ixoept that while in rotreat they twlc repulsed General French's cavlury with rille tire. As no reistrt has been ' made uf the capture of prisoner, the enemy probably got away with their entire force. General French is still follow ing them and keeping betweeu them and llloemfontein. The evacuation of the northern dis tricts of Cape Colony is now nearly complete. Tlio British are in poues sion of the rialroad crosMngs. The military critics comment on the discouraging news from Mafekiug. Colonel liaden-l'owell seems to be iu grave need of outside help. Otherwise he would not allow correspondents to send out information respecting the distress of the garrison. A re-adjustment of some of the highor commands ia taking place. General White is to go to Storm berg to take supreme command of General Gatacru's division and the Trnth division, now in process of formation, which will be under the immediate command of Gen eral Hunter, Sir George White's chief of-stafT. The Daily News makes the following announcement: ' It was rumored in London yester dayanil we have no reason for be' lieving the rumor to be correct that the two republic made informal and unofficial overture of peace on the preceding day. Unfortunately, the conditions suggested were of such character as to preclude the possibility of leading to any result. Terms which might have been gladly accepted be' fore the war, in order to avert it, are impossible after the war, with all the sacrifices it haa entailed." General Huberts' Report. London, March 10. Following is the text of Lord Koherta' dispatch, re ceived by the war office today: "Poplar Grove, March 10. Two brigades of cavalry, with horse artillery and Kelly-Kenny's division, marched today 10 miles eastward. The Boers were taken hy surprise yesterday They moved off so hurriedly that thoy left cooked dinners behind them. We captured a Krupp gun and several tents and wagons. The total casualties were: Killed, Lieutenants Keswick and Frieallck: wounded, Lieutenants Bailey, of the Twelfth Lancers, aud Deerispigno, of the Second Life Guards, both severely, aud Lieutenant Smith, of the Shropshire, who is believed to have been picked up by Boer ambu lance. Two men were killed, 46 wound ed, and one man 1 missing. "Gatacre reiiort he intend occupy' ing Bnrgersdorp today. Kepairs to the railroads toward both Storm berg and Leynaberg are being pushed. Clem ents now ooenpies Nerval's Point, on the south bank ot the Orange river, The bridge was blown np March 6, and the enemy is holding the north bank of the river, but not, it ia believed, in any great strength." Many Have Smallpoa. Jackson, Miss., March 10. An offi cial report made to the Hinds county board of supervisor reveals an spell ing state of affairs in the Jonesville neighborhood, in the southern part of the county. The community is literal' ly honeycombed with smallpox of the most virulent foim, and during the past six weeks nearly 100 deaths have oc curred. On some days the death rate has been so large that it was impossi' bio to secure colli ns, and rude caskets were made from rails. Whole families were wiped out of existence and of sev eral large families only one or twochil dren are left Many of the patients who are now in a critical condition are without modi' cal attention, aud are dying at the rate ot from three to Ave a day. The death rate exceeds 75 per ceent, and the en tire lower portion of the county is de moralized. The board of supervisors will make an effort to check further ipread. Antl-llrlll.h Klot In Uordeaux. Bordeaux, March 10. Late yester day evening students aud others issuing from a pro-Boer meeting marched to the British consulate, battered down the doors, shattered the windows with tonus, and then proceeded to the con sul's private residence, where they in dulged in similar demonstrations. The police dispersed the mob and arrested several leader. The prefect of the Gironde, the mayor of Bordeaux and the commissary of police oalled on the consul today and expressed regret at the occurrence. Beeiulteil to Full Strength. Ottawa, March 10. Minister Borden received tonight from the war oflloe a cable accepting 100 men to recruit the irst Canadian contingent to its full trength. They will leave with the Strathcona Horse. Klfht-Cluh Circuit. New York, Maroh 10. The National Baseball League for the season ot 1900 will have an eight-club oirouit. This announcement waa made at the Fifth Avenue hotel at 11:80 o'clock tonight, when the league meeting adjourned. A verbal agreement wa reached to night, and tomorrow the agreement will be formally executed. The retiring clubs are Washington, Baltimore, Louisville and Cleveland. Each club will receive money consideration for it franchise. SITUATION AT MAFEKINQ. ferrlble plleht of the Besieged, but No Talk of Surrender. Mafeking, Feb. 21. What may be typhoid fever has broken out in the womens' laager, and dysentery, due to the absence of vegetables, is rile among the garrison. We are thrown upon jur own resources. Such luxuries we had are exhausted, or have been commandeered for the hospitals, which re filled to overflowing. The chil dren's graveyard, close to the women's laager, grow weekly aa the young lives are cut short prematurely by shells and fever. We look with hope deferred for relief. The cheerfulness which .was charact eristic of the early days of the siege haa almost deserted ns, the men preferring to remain at their posts, rather than ! move about and work np an appetite, which cannot be satisfied. The natives re in the worst plight. Those who are unable to obtain work are allowed a mall handful of meat daily. Many, braving the danger, wander about the town with gaunt and hungiy faces in search of work which entitles tbem to an extra ration of meat. If they find work they are generally too weak to perform it. From their advance posts the Boers rake the streets and the market square, it is impossible to dodge their bullets. We have taken remarkable precaution, however, and the casualties, though heavy, are not what they might have iieen with less able men at the head of affair. Even the headquarters' mess fares scantily. Like saints under the altar, we crv, "How long, O Lord, how long?" Two hundred and ninety-two per sons have been killed, wounded, or dead of disease. The garrison is so small that it would be criminal to make its weakness public, but there ia never so much as a whisper or suggeS' tlon of the possibility of surrender, be cause we do not mean to get beaten, and we are cheerfully enduring the hardships of today rather than to make a surrender in any degree possible to' morrow. GUARDED BY POLICE. Nonunion Workmen Employed on eago Bolldlnge. Chl' Chicago, March 10. Under police guard, over 800 nonunion workmen were today Riven work by contractors engaged in erecting various down-town buildings. This was the first serious attempt on the part of the contractors to resumo the work interrupted by the strike of the unions affiliated with tbo Building Trades Council. Nearly all the unfinished buildings were heavily picketed by the unions, but beyond one or two attempts to persuade the uon union men not to go to work, no at tempt was made to interfere. Labor troubles culminated in a not at Thirty-sixth and Wallace streets this evening. William Schindler was shot and probably fatally wounded, and six others were injured. Joseph Walsh, foreman for the Link Belt . Machinery Company, and II. K. McLain, super intendent of the same company, were attacked by strikers. For some time the strikers have followed Walsh and McLain every night when they left the shops, and have threatened to kill them. Tonight some one threw a club at Walsh, striking him in the back of the head. He accused Schindler, and when the latter denied it a fight fol lowed. A crowd of strikers gathered around and Walsh, believing his life was in danger, shot Sohindler in the breast. A general fight followed the shooting of Schindler, and strikers to the number of 40 made an attack upon Walsh and McLain, and four others who were with them. Although badly pounded op, they managed to hold their own, and beat off their assailants until the arrival of the police. Walsh was placed under arrest. Senate Takes It I' p. Washington, March 10. Formal dis cussion of the Puerto Kican tariff and civil government bill began in the sen ate today, and continued uninterrupted ly for 4 X houra. The principal speak ers were Foraker, in charge of the measure, and Pettus, but at various times during the debate lively col loquies occurred, in which other sen ators were participants. After Mason had entered his motion to discharge the committee on foreign relations from farther consideration of a resolution expressing sympathy for the Boers and it had gone over until tomorrow under the rules, Pettus delivered a carefully prepared speech in opposition to the pending bill. Foraker occupied the floor during the remainder of tbo ses sion, speaking in defense of the bill. Bad lire In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, March 9. Fire entail ing an estimated loss of over $700,000 occurred early today in the retail dry goods distriot. The conflagration origi nated in the engine room ot Shoneman Brother' dry goods and millinery store, at Eighth and Arch streets. The principal losers are: Shoneman Bros., dry goods store, four-story building, to tal loss, Y3U0.000; Mams Bros., dry goods store, a five-story building, com pletely gutted, estimated loss, f sou,- 000; Myerhoff Bros., manufacturers of women's and children's clothing, and the Philadelphia Eleotrio Equipment Company, estimated loss, $200,000. Several Binaller buildings adjoining were more or less seriously damaged. Chiang Church Destroyed. Chicago, March 10. Tho Seoond Presbyterian church, at Twentieth street and Michigan avenue, was de stroyed by fire tonight. The building was the home of one of the most aristo oratio congregations in the city. A re ception was being given in the church parlors by the Young People's Christian Endeavor Society of the church, and the assemblage was tn the midst of the festivities when the blase waa discov ered in the organ on the main floor. ATTACK UPON APARRI Filipinos Assaulted the Town, but Were Driven Back. MORE TROOPS NEEDED UP SORTIl Bebel In the Southern Peninsula Seat tered Into Small Band Mae nere at Cnlabanga. Manila, Maroh 12. General Young and Hood are asking for reinforcements, and a battalion of the Forty-eighth baa been sent to Aparri. Other troop will follow. The rebels recently persistently at tacked Aparri for several hours, but were finally driven away. Details of the affair are lacking. The rebels are holding reunions in the proivnee of North I locos and the red Katapnnan cross, symbolio of re sistance, is again appearing among the natives. It is believed that the Insurgent gen' erals, Tinto and Florhes, have bejn driven by Young into Hood's territory, The fact that Young is unable, owing to lack of troops, to maintain garrison! in all the towns occupied has had I bad effect on the natives. General Bates has returned here af ter leaving garrisons in the provinces of North and South Camannes. The ex pedition lost seven men killed and 10 wounded. On entering New Caceres, province of South Camarines, General Bates learned that 2.000 insurgents had departed the same day. The Anferi cans immediately sent out three pursu ing columns, encountering the enemy in three small engagements and killing total of 40 men. The Spanish prisoners report that the enemy was divided into small bands in the mountains, under the leadership of General Legaspi. The town of Iriga has been burned by the enemy. Both provinces were thoroughly scouted The inhabitants of the district of Libmanan, including Abella, the pro vincial governor aud other officials, are returning to their homes. Abella has issued a proclamation calling upon the natives to submit to the Americans. The liberated priests from New Ca ceres report that the insurgents killed 68 Chinamen and 40 Spaniards at the town of Calabanga, It is estimated that there are 100,- 000 bales of hemp in the Camarines provinces. Twelve hundred well armed insur gents, formerly of Cavite proivnee, with a Chinese colonel in command, surround the towns of Albay and Le gaspi. They have effected three night attacks and continually harass the Forty-seventh regiment, whioli has lost eight men killed and 20 wounded in defending these towns. CONTROL OF PHILIPPINES. General Wheeler Suggests a Territorial Government. San Francisco, Maroh .12. General Joseph Wheeler favors giving the Phil ippines a territorial form of govern ment. Said he: "I believe the people are leady for a certain kind of self-government. They could be given the power to make laws, nnder such a sytem of government aa has been adopted for our territories. The municipal governments are all In the hands of the natives, and they get along without trouble or friction. Under a territorial form, the islandi could be best controlled." lie reviews his impressions of trade possibilities in the Orient as follows: England, Russia, Germany and France have braved war and pestilence in efforts to secure a share of the wealth which will come to them by commercial relations with these peo ple. The treaty of peace cast upon ns the responsibility of sovereignty over from 9,000,000 to 11,000,000 people, together with the islands which they Inhabit, containing an area three times that of our great and prosperous Empire state. "Very naturally, there may be honest differences of opinion as to whether everything haa been conducted during the two years in accordance with the highest wisdom and best possible judg ment, but there should be no question among the Amerioan people as to the duty and wisdom of now uniting in a determined effort to take the situation as it stands, and so conduot the affairs of our country as to add the most to its glory, honor, welfare and prosperity. It is a friendly struggle for commercial supremacy in which our rival nations are using their best efforts, and I say, let us, in a friendly but determined spirit, use our best efforts also." Labor Disorders In Chloago. Chicago, March 12. Efforts of con tractors today to place nonunion men at work on buildings in various parti of the city, -work on which has been in terrupted by the strike, resulted in sev eral encounters between union and non union men. At the new Ogdensburg dock, Ohio and Kingsbury streets, the contractors succeeded in getting eight men through the picket lines of tin union workmen and put them to work. A few bricka were thrown, bnt no on was hurt, and the police quickly sup pressed the disorder. Big Fire at Lead. Lead, S. D., March 10. Fire thii morning desttoyed 40 buildings. The Dead wood fire department was called on for assistance, and responded. In addition to the combined fire depart-, ments, it was found necessary to blow will absorb the Hilquit-Harriman fao up buildings in the path of the fire with tion of the Socialiiit Labor party by dynamite in order to stop its spread. ' agreement. The Social De nocrats were Owing to the high wind blowing, th happy today. They say the candidaoy scarcity of water and the inflammable of Debs will attract hundreds of thou nature'of the buildngs, the firemen sands of voters to their party. They were nnable to do anything to stay th profess to see the beginning of a great flames in any other way. , national victory. THEATER FRANCAIS BURNS. Oestraetloa of a famous Pari Play houso. Paris, Maroh 12. The famous The ater Francai has been destroyed by Are. The fire broke out about noon, but wa not discovered immediately, and the theater was burning furiously be fore the fire brigade got to work. Even then the appliances wi.ro quite inade quate to cope with the conflagration, and by 1:30 P. M. the entire building was a roaring furnace. The dense col umn of smoke arising from the fire at tracted crowds from all parts of Paris, the Theater Francai being regarded aa a national institution. The theater, which i the home of the Comedie Fran- call, wa only reopened a fortnight ago, after having been renovated for the ex- after having been renovated for the ex position throngs expected to visit Pari during the year. A rehearsal of a comady which was billed for the matinee had just con cluded when the fire broke out. In deed, two actresses, Madame Dudlay and Mademoiselle Henryot, were still on the stage when an electric wire fused, and, a spark catching the scen ery, the whole stage was soon in flames. Madame Dudlay had to be rescued in costume and let down from a window. M. Sardon, the playwright, arrived on the scene about 1 o'clock, and burst into tears when he saw the building was doomed. A part ot the dome col lapsed at 2:30 P. M. The Theater Francais, or Comedie Franca is, was situated on the Place dn Theater-Francais, near the Palai Royal, and occupied the highest rank among the theaters of France. The magnficient ceiling, bearing the allegorical painting by Mazerolle, the ceiling painting by De Beuff, the younger, of "Trnth Enlightening the World," which adorded the foyer, and a number of other mural tableaux and works of art, together with a portion of the invaluable library of manuscript, perished in the flames. Practically all the sculpture, however, was saved and removed to the ministry of finance, which faces the site of the theater on the Bue de Kivoli. The priceless statute of Voltaire, by Houden, one of the chief beauties of the foyer, escaped by being enveloped tn a pile of mat tresses. WILL FIGHT TO THE END. Secretary Belts Says the Bnrghera Are Not Discouraged. Pretoria, March 12. Secretary of State Reitz has issued war bulletins, is which, after saying the government has no official tidings of the surrender of General Cronje, be must accept it as a fact, however painful, he adds: "The government remains assured that the surrender will not discourage the burghers in the defense of their in dependence and standing as a nation. The struggle thus far has shown that the republics have vindicated them selves aa an independent people. This reverse will not stagger us. In the struggle for our cherished rights, onr belief remains that, whatever happens, the Lord still reigns. Owing to the Invasion of the Free State by a large number of the enemy, and other cir cumstances, it became necessary to take up other positions, hence the burgher in Natal have retried to Big' gersberg. All the commandos have reached there in safety, except a few who retired in the direction Van Reen en's Pass. Thus Ladysmith and Kim berley are no more besieged. In retir ing, the enemy was time after time driven back, so that our laagers were not cut off. In these fights a few men were killed or wounded, and the enemy lost heavily. "In spite of all reports, the spirit of the fighting men as to the outcome re mains unchanged. Among the com mandos in Natal the burghers are full of courage. General Dewet now com mands all the commando at the Mod der river. The president started yes terday evening for Bloemfontein, to visit the laagers of the Free State." Disbursing Clerk Arrested Washington, March 12. Chief Wil kie, of the tieasury secret service, was notified today of the arrest in Philadel phia, of Edward E. Grimmell, formerly a civilian clerk in the disbursing office of the medical department under Major D. II. Hall, in San Francisco. Chief Wilkie states that on December 3 Grimmell decamped with a clerk book containing 400 checks of the regulation engraved kind nsed by the disbursing clerks, directed to tho assistant treas urers of the United States. He came east and south and in January drew checks made payable to him to an amount approximating $10,000. Fu4e Factory Blew Up. Pompton, N. J., March 13. The Smith fuse manufactory, at this place, blew up today aud four persons were killed and a number more or less in jured. The victims were at work in the factory with about 30 other men and girls. The bodies of the four per sons killed were badly mangled, and some of them blown to pieces. Desperado Killed. Denver, March 13. A special to the Republican from Albuquerque, N. M., says: Samuel Sandoval, a young des perado, was killed and several citizens wounded at the battle at Atarique, which followed an attempt to arrest Sandoval and Juan Mestas, who had been shooting up the town. Mestas was captured. Debs and Harriman. Indianapolis, March .13, For presi dent, Eugene V. Debs, of Indiana; for vice-president, Job Harriman, of Cali- forma, inls is tne national ticket of the Social Democratic party, which BOERS STILL FIGHT British Came Upon Them Un expectedly. WERE LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES rha Dutch Troop Withdrew In Hlght, Leaving the Imperial Vorees In Possession. the jJriefontein, March 12. Broad" wood's cavalry brigade, advancing on Bloemfontein, unexpectedly found the Boers in a strong position in the Drie iontein kopjes yesterday. General Kelly-Kenny's division arriving, sever Dgbting ensued. The Boer resisted itubbornly, but were driven from their senter position, leaving a number of lead and 40 prisoners. The British force is moving forward today. Daring the fighting, in which five regiments took part, with artillery, the Boer, though forced from their center position, clung tenaciously to the other ' kopjes, shelling the British freely with shree guns and two Vickers Maxims. The British cavalry began to turn the Boer position, but night fell before the movement was completed. The Boers etiied during the night. A large number of Australian were mgaged yesterday. The First Austral ian horse brigade, with the Scots Greys, idvanoed within 800 yards of the Boers inder heavy fire. The New South Wales mounted infantry joined in the pursuit of the Boers northward. Boers' Stubborn Bear Onard Action. All of yesterday was occupied in Ighting. The Boers maintained m itubborn rear guard action along a run ning front of 12 miles on very difficult rround. The British were advancing in the three columns. General Tucker, to the southward, occupied Petersburg,, nopposed. General Kelly-Kenny, ifter following the river bank, moved in the direction of Abraham' Kraal. At Driefontein, about eight miles loath of Abraham' Kraal, the Boers were found posted in considerable strength on the ridges connecting sev sral kopjes, where they had mounted gnns. The action began at 8 in the morning, with an artillery duel. Gen eral Porter's brigade supported the British guns. The Boer artillery was accurately handled, and the British cavalry found a task harder than they bad expected. General Broadwood moved six miles southward trying to find a means to get around, but the Boers followed, behind rising ground, and even attempted to outflank him. Meanwhile, the Sixth division of in fantry, advancing on the Boer left, slowly forced the enemy to retire. Had the infantry been able to move faster, the Boers would have been enveloped. The last shot was fired at 7:30 P. M. This morning not a Boer was seen. The prisoners belonged to President Kruger's own commando. BOTH SIDES ARMED. Fighting Forces Confront Bach Othel in Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky., March 12. The Democrats and Republicans are today, tor the first time since the present poli ti teal complications assumed acute form, divided into two armed and organized factions. Surrounding the capitol and the state executive build ing, and encamped in the grounds round Governor Taylor's home, are nearly 800 state militia, well provided with ammunition, while in the corri dors of the Capitol hotel, in whioh the Democratic state executive offices are ' located, and in the street adjacent to that building, are 60 special officers and the men and boys of a militia com pany that was organized in Frankfort today as the nucleus of Governor Beck ham's state gurad, besides scores more 3f heavily armed citizens, partisans of the Democratic claimant. It was stated today that an attempt was to be made by the state militia to take Gov ernor Beckham into custody, and inside . of an hour after the report was circu lated, a petition had been circulated and signed by the requisite number of men necessary to form a militia com pany. The men will guard tne Uapitol hotel day and night against any possi ble attempt to arrest Governor Beck bam. Convict-Made Binding Twine. Kansas City, Mo., March 13. Im plement men say trouble ia about to re sult because of the action ot the board of control of the Kansas state peniten tiary making binding twine. Kansas City makes about 7,000,000 pounds of twine a year, and the new factory at the state penitentiary is equipped to turn out about one-tenth of this amount. This is enough to disturb the market. While regular dealers are asking re tail merchants to pay them 11 X cents per pound for their offerings, the Kan sas penitentiary managers announce they will sell theirs direct to the farmer at 10 cents per pound, 1 cents less than the retail dealer can buy it for. Refuted to Order General Strike. Chicago, March 13. The Building Trades Council at its meeting today re fused to order a general sympathetic strike, at the request of the officers of the machinists' onion. Fatal Boston Fire. Boston, March 12. Fire early this morning in the four-story building of the Massachusetts Macaroni Company, on North street, caused the death of one fireman, the probable fatal injury of another and the serious injury of two others, besides entailing a financial loss estimated at f 75,000 to $150,000. . Three Fresh Cases in Sydney. t. Sydney, N. 8. W., March 12. Three fresh cases of bubonio plairue in Sydney are officially reported today.