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Oourso of Events Indicato It Will Bo on Ladysmith. INTEREST CENTERING ON ROBERTS No Confirmation of Itepnrted Sortie of ICncllnli Troops from I.ndjrsmlth The Ilotr Invasion of Ztilulnnd Friends of Cecil Ithodcg Are Huunmliif: Alarmed at to 111" Fate. LONDON, Feb. 14. The ccnsatlon of. war news from South Africa Is taken to lndlcnto that tho British prcpara tlonH for a movo from Moddcr river are about completed and that Impor tant events can bo anticipated within n few days. Interest centers nlmost wholly upon Field Marshal Robert-?, especially since- General Dullcr's re port of his withdrawal from Vr.nl krnntz enmc for tho first tltno through Lord ItobcrtH, showing that nil tho dif ferent operations over tho wide field will hereafter be moro completely co ordinated. It Is now known that tho mlllt.iry attaches have gono to Join 1ord Rob erts nt tho Moddcr river, another move preluding an ndvanco. A dispatch from Moddcr river an nounces the arrival there of 1,400 rofu Kees from the Uarkloy West district. They hnd been ordered away by tho IloerH becaiiBO they refused to join the republicans. Tho refunocs rcaehca tho Moddcr river via Koodoosborg. It Ic learned that 200 Boors wero killed or wounded during General MncDonald'a reconnaissance. There Is no confirmation of tho ro ported sortie of Ilrltlsh troops from Lndyfimlth, nor of tho Doer outllankln movement. A report comes from Durban that tho Ilrltlsh nrtlllory forced tho IJoors to r-vacuatc their camp on Hlungwnnn hill, south of Colenso. It would lio nn Important ndvnntngo If tho llrltkili wore ublo to occupy tho position. The absenco of General French from tho Rensborg district seems to have glvcn tho Dooro an opoprtunlty for re newed activity. They have apparently lommenccd an extended attack on tho Ilrltlsh lines and nro meeting with minor successes which are having eon lildcrablo moral effect on the border colonists. The Iloer Invasion of Zululnnd Is causing keen anxiety. Apart from the fact that It threatens General Uullcr's supplies It Is dlfllcult to bollevu Hint the Zulus can long bo kept quiescent whllo their country, is ovvorrnn bv their hereditary foes. Tho frlonilB of Cecil Rhodes arc be coming alarmed at his possible fate and havo sent nn emissary to sno Dr. LoydB. tho diplomatic agent of the Uoers In Europo, In rcgnrd to tho prob ublo course tho Doors would pursuo In tho event of his capture Dr. Loyds assured tho Intermediaries that tho Doers did not Intend to kill Mr Rhodes, but, ho added, thoy would cer talnly hold him ns a hostage until the Indemnity for tho Jamoson raid war paid. In vlow of tho dovolopmont since tho raid,' tho Doers havo also do elded to double tho amount of tho I p. dcmnlty demnnded, ro Mr. Rhode?' friends will havo to hand ovor 2,000. 000 (810,000,000) boforo ho Is roloascd It Is also learned definitely that Dt. Jameson Is sttll at Lndysmlth, lit spite of all tho conflicting reports. 1 rln mi II miry Iloturiis Home. Derlln. Fob. 11. Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Kmporor Wllllum of Germany, nrrlvcd hero this morning Ho was. welcomed at thu railway hm tlon by his majesty and n lnrgo suite. Immediately after tho train stopped Prlnco Henry Jumped off and hurried to tho emporor, who mot him half way. Tho two brothers embraced each other nffectlonatoly, tho bauds played avd tho guard of honor prcsontcd arms, Tho ministers, hooded by tho Imperial nltntinnltnn lflnt t Trtli mi 1 film mimI VUIIIIV.VIIUI A a I1IVU 1IUVIVII '! many distinguished civil, naval nm'. military officials, welcomed tho prlttcs back to Derlln. After an Inspection of tho guard of honor thn emperor, wont ing a naval uniform, and Prlnco Honry drovo In an open carrlago to Hie schloss. Tho fltrcols wcro throiiRed with people, who enthusiastically wcl corned tho prlnco. In honor of the event all tho schools woro closed and tho city was decorated with (lags. l'arlllo Cubic Hurvey. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14. Tho sur vey for a cable uerosa tho Puelflo has been finished, nil soundings havo been made nnd tho reaulta havo beqn nup ed out, although they will not bo glvnn out until transmitted to Washington. Tho proposed route of tho cable, how ever, as shown by the trip of tlia sur voy steamer Nero, which arrived here today, Is no secret. Tho Noro sailed from this port May G ami 3toamed 1,100 miles to Midway Island, From thnro sho trnvoled 2,500 tntlca to Guam and then to Manila, She wont to Yoko banm for coal and took soundings from that port back to Guam. Balling from Guam on November 10 hIio arrived off Honolulu on January 20, No lauding was mndo nt tho Infected port. Hours llointin.nl Kliulierly. LONDON, Fob. 14. Tho war office bus posted a dispatch from Colonel Ko kcwlch, dated Sunday, February 11, to the effect that Klmberley was bom- barded throughout Thursday, Feb ruary 8. During tho morning of Feb ruary 0 a small Infantry engagement, lasting two hours, occurred at Alox nndorBfontcln. Tho situation other wise Is unchanged. Fatal Flitlit With Com let. BLUEFIELD, W. Va., Fob. 11. At Sword'B crook, Virginia, Dotcetlvo 1, F. FeltK of this pluco was shot and Iclllcd by William Leo, who n fow sec onds later was shot and killed by Dep uty Marshal Baldwin, Duldwlu and Felts had traced Loo, an escaped eon vice, to a deserted hoime. Wlthtng to take him alive, thoy resorted to tho plan of hiding near tho houso und hav Inc u boy ride up at full snood scream ing with terror. This brought Leo out ot tho houso, Felts then ordered him to urrciidcr, but Leo drew a re volver and shot Felts dead, WITH HIS 0WN MONEY. The Clark Case HoImr Considered by tho Committee on Ktcctloim. WABHINuTON, l-eb. i4. When tho sennto committee on elections resumed Its consideration of tho Ciark case to day .1. S. McNeil of Helena, who was on tho stand when the committee ad journed yestcrdny, wns recalled. Ho was questioned closely by cx-Scnntor Edmunds concerning tho Impression letter boo, from which ho cut tho copy of his letter to T. J. -onus of Lewis- ton. Mr. Nell sold that ho had cut tno letter out of tho hook on Saturday last and Monday had expressed It to Helena. Mr. Edmunds commentctl on tho fact that tho book had been sent back on tho very day that Mr. Noll Mas to go on the stand as significant. Mr. Nell said ho would Intercept the book nnd bring It back, but that ho would not agree that the ontlro book should undergo Inspection. fho witness was cross-examined by Mr. Cnmpbcll. "Did you do any work for Mr. ClarK during the last senatorial campaign In Montana? "I did all I could In my newspaper and otherwise In a legltlmnto way." "Did you spend any money In either tho legislative campaign or tho scna torlal contest before the legislature?" Yes, but It was my own.'' "Did you Hcnd any except your own?" "1 did not." "Didn't you leave some money In Fergus county?" I did leave somo money thoro for Davo Hlllger and Mr. Williams, but It was given mo by A. .1. Davidson nnd I was little more than u mcssongor In tho transaction." "Chunnlng tho form of tho question, how much money did you handle in tho scnatorlul contest that was not your own?" 1 did not handlo any money during the senatorial fight except such iih one would naturally spend not to exceed in tho nggregnte, ?l,u00." "Did you spond no money except In Fergus county?" 'I cannot say precisely as to tnnt. Thoso woro exciting times. I was in tho thick of tho fray and prcy busy. ' Mr. Nell spoke of tho various places used as headquarters during tho sen atorial contest, but he said ho hnd not open ut tho nuartcrB nt tno Holenn hotel often, ns Mr. Wellcomu was there and he and Wellcome wero not on good trims. Nevertheless ho had taken Mr. Whiteside thcro and Introduced him to Wellcome.. Tho witness said he had seen Sena tor Clnrk frequently during tho cam paign mid that nt 4 o clock on tno day of tho Whiteside cxpoBtira ho had met several of Mr. Clark's friends nt tho latter's rooms. This delegation con sisted of hlinsolf, Governor Hnuser, Mr. Davidson, Walter Cooper, Stato Sen ator Hoffman and uovcrnl otherB whon'o names ho could not recall. WANTS TO BEJiOVERNOR AGAIN. Itoosuvelt Will Not Accept Vloo l'rcs- Itltinllitl Nomination, ALDAN Y, N. Y., Fob. 11. Governor Roosevelt today gave out a statement relative to tho vlco presidency, In which ho declares that ho will, not ac- copt lue honor under any -circum stances, ills statement follows: in vlow of tho continued Htntcmonta In tho press that I may bo urged as a candidate for vloo president, and in view of tho many letters that reach mo advlRlng for uud ngalnst such a course, It la proper for mo to state definitely that under no clrcuinstnncoB could I or would l accept tho namina tlon for tho vlco presidency. It Is need less to say how deoply 1 appreciate tho honor conferred upon mo by thn mere desire to place mo in si high nnd dignified n position. Dut It seems to mo clenr that, at tho present time, my duty Is hero in tho state whose pcoplo chose mo to bo governor. Great probloms havo been faced and nro be ing partly Bolvod In thlH Btato at tu'n time, nnd, If tho people so desire, I hope that tho work thus begun I may help to carry to u successful conclu sion. I.rpi-r In North ItiiUotn, ST. PAUL, Minn., Fob. 14. Dr. .1 10. Engstnd, of Grand Forks. N. D has Just returned from Walsh county, whoro ho wont ut tno request of- tho Walsh comity committee to Investigate tho condition of two leepors who nro confined sixteen miles northwest of Edlburgh. Ho found the men In a pill- ableu ondltlon confined In a Bod hovel with only ono door and one win dow. Ono 1b a Norwegian, CO years old, nnd tho other n Swodo nged :i7, tho older helpless, In the last stages ot leprosy, tho younger still ablo to wait on hlu companion. So great la tho popular dread of the disease that not n soul over npproi'chou tho place where tho two inou nwalt doath. Dr. Eng- stud has wrltton United States Senator HnnsbrouRh, asking him to iiho his In tlueucn to have ono ot tho abandoned military reservations set apart as a plnco for n leper colony. I'ongreksniuii Clilr-krrltiff Found Di-nd. NEW YORK, Feb. 14. Congressman Charles A. Chlckcritig of Copcuhngon. N. Y wuu found dead outsido tho Grand Union hotel In this city today Ho had either fallen or jumpud from a fourth-story window of tho hotel. Tho body of Mr. Chlolcerlng was found on tho sidewalk ot tho Forty- first 3 tract side of tho hotel, under tho opon window of his room, which was on tho fourth Hour, by a milkman, who was driving through tho street at 5 a. m. Evidently It had been lying there for somo time, as the clothlmj was saturated wltn rain. It wan clothed In underwear, socks, night shirt, trousers nnd vest. There was a had gash In tho right sldo of tho head. llooiiitns ti New Kiillrond. 8HDALIA, Mo., Fob. 11. Colonol J. E. Houso of Omuhn and Judge James Humphrey of Junction City, Kan., are horo to uttond a meeting ot tho Hoard ot DltcctorB of tho contemplated Mis souri & Iowa Southern railway. A. L. Strang, president ot tho road, bus re turned from Nov York. Ho says tho company la now financially prepare .1 to carry out us pledges nnu worK will commence on thn railroad Inside of thirty days. Tho road will bo built from Sodallu through Marshall to Miami, nnd thenco north to a point In Iowa, which has not yot been dcslg. nntod. AN EMBEZZLER NIBBED A Nebraska Young Man Who Trans gressed is Overhaulod, GRAVE CHARGES ARE AGAINST HIM. Ho Clot Awny -With SB, OOO Traveled Twenty Thouiinnd Allien, hut Finally It r tn run to Ills Nntlve Country, Where He Will Have to Answer for lilt Mis dollies. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 14. Frederick S. Kclley, formerly an cm ployo of a prominent Insurance com pany In Omaha, but who left that city about two years ago when defal cations amounting to about ?5,000 were about to bo discovered, was arrested by detectives In this city. Tho nrrcst was kept a secret until yesterday, when It was learned that Kclley left for Chicago In tho custody of detectives. Ho was accompanied by his young wife, formerly of Oakland, Cal. Since his departure from Omaha Kollcy has traveled much and held a good position In Manila, but his love for his own country got tho best of lilm nnd ho returned. Three months ago ho married tho daughter of a promi nent printer. Kclley's relatives nro wealthy and prominent pcoplo of Lin coln, Nob. H. D. Coryell of the Phenlx Insur ance company nt Omaha, said that Kclley 8 supposed defalcation was discovered In April, 1898. For three years provlous ho had hold tho position ot cashier nnd mnungcr and received all tho cash remittances from the country agencies of tho company. Ho handled on an average $75,000 per annum. Tho amount of his embezzlement when fi nally figured out was found to pggregnto nearly $0,000. Ho was bonded for $3,000 with tho Guar anty company of North America, whoso headquartcrg uro at Toronto, Can. After his disappearance the com pany refused to mako tho face of the bond good and Mr. Coryell entered suit against them in tho United States court. Tho suit Is yet pending. As with most defalcations of magni tude It was a small and u comparative ly simple thing that Kclley might havo turned to ono shlo had ho kept his head that resulted In his exposure and dis grace. Tho management Had discov ered that a country agent was appar ently isomo $30 behind In his accounts, Ho was called sharply to time and by return mall sent receipts, showing that he hnd paid the item In question. Mr Kolloy was asked by Mr. Coryell wheth er tho money had been received or not. Kollcy stammered and admitted that It had. Mr. Coryell then Insisted on knowing whether thoro were any other accounts In such a stato, and Kelley, rofuslng to answer, abruptly left the olllco, promising to return und explain ovorythtug, which ho failed to do. Order tor Itiito Itmlitrtlou. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 14. Tho state board of transportation, without Un usual recommendation from the secre tarles, Issued tho following orders, de termined on iy tno bouru ut isorioiK In consequence of tho hearing hell Friday hiBt nt that place; "It Is, therefore by the Nebraska state board ot transportation consider cd, adjudged and ordered that tho Chi cngo, St. Paul, Minneapolis &, Omaha Railway company reduce tho rate on first-class shipments of freight from South Sioux City to Norfolk to 85 cents, nor 100 pounds and other classes In the same proportion, and that said railway hereafter recelvo for shipment under tho usual regulaltons ot tho road all freight which may bo tendered to it for shipment from Omuha to Norfolk, and that said road Is required to show caimo on tho 23rd day ot February, 1900, why Bald orders should not be enforced. Dated at Lincoln, Nob., this 12th day of February, 1900. JOHN F. CORNELL, "Chnlrnum. "W. F. PORTER. "Secretary." Union 1'iiclllo Flics Answer. OMAHA, Nob., Fob. 14. Tho Union Pacific Railway company has filed Its answer In tho suit brought by Attorney General Smyth on bohnlf of the stato board of transportation. In the pe tition tho nttorney general alleged that on July 17, 1897, T. H. Tibbie? filed u complaint with tho board, al leging that the company changed lfs rates on llvo took from tho car to tho per pound plan. Tho board is alleged to havo heard tho complaint and on November 2C. 1897, ordered tho rates restored. The attorney general charged that tho order had not been complied with In any respect nnd asked Judgmont for $5,000 against tho com pany. In answer tho Union Pacific snys that tho petition does not state facts suf ficient to constitute a cause of action and asks that tho caso bo dismissed at tho costs ot the stato. Funeral of n Holdlt-r. MADISON, Neb.. Fob. 1 1. The ftp noral of Private Arthur C. Sims, com- pnny F, First Nebraska, was held hero In tho Holn Opera house. Twelve hun- drod people wero in attendance. Ti e funeral was conducted by company F, Nebraska National Guard. Addresses wcro mndo by Rev. .1, IC. Fowler, Rev J. L. St. Clair and Row Lowrlo. Tho procession to the comctery was three- quarters of a mllo long. It till n t; In I.iiiiiI Cun. WASHINGTON, Fob. 14. Repre scntntlve Sutherland of Nebraska has secured a ruling by the commissioner ot thu general land otricu affecting the rights ot county Judges In taking proof In land entries. Tho register of tho land olllce at McCoolc had refused to dcslgnato County Judge Pylo of Fron tier county to take final proofs even when tho applicant had requested to go boforo him. Commissioner Hermann holds that the register has erred In this action and ho Is Instructed in fu ture to dcslgnato the court officer whom tho applicant requests. English Figuring on Turning tho Boor Left at Magersfontcin, NEWS SHUT Off A fEW DAYS Horn llelleved to Intend I!om!,irdinent of Zulu Vlllnco nnd Protect From n Hear Attack Kluiberly Ilcporteu to lit In a Horrible Stnte of suncrinr, l'eoplo Uylnc hy Hundred!. LONDON, Feb. 14. Lord Roberts has gathered 35,000 men with whom, uccordlng to the best military opinion In London, ho purposes turning tho left of the Magorsfonteln lines near Jucobs dal, entering tho Free State, compell ing General Cronjo to raise tho selgo of Klmberley nnd thus making his first step toward Iiloemlontein. Yestcrdny Lord RobertB announced tho appointment of General Sir Henry Colvllle, hitherto commander of the Guards brigade, to tho command of the Ninth division, which is being lormca nnd will consist probably to a grcnt ex tent of colonial troops. General uoi vlllo will bo succeeded by General Reginald Polc-Carew. Lord Roberts tells the correspond ents that when ho gets down to busi ness they shall havo ample opportuni ties to send news. His chief press cen ror yesterday Issued new rules, and In future all written communications are to go unchecked. Only tolegrnms will bo censored. For tho next few days little news Is llkoly to get through, but later there will bo more rrccuom. Thus snvs tho censor, and the last clnttso may bo Interpreted to mean that something Is nbout to happen. Klmberley. twenty miles away irom tho Modder river position, Is In sore straits. Details of tho December death rate Bhow that In a population of 14,000 whitos and 19,000 blacks the mortality was CO whites and 138 blacks per thou sand. Tho Infantile death rate was ul per thousand among the whites nnd 912 per thousand among tho blacks. Hntorlc fever was prevalent. This frlKhtful state of things in De- comber cannot havo Improved much, If at all, slnco, and tho fighting power of tho garrlBon must nave been greuny diminished. Mcanwhllo the bombardment by the Doers has Increased and thcro Is Immi nent danger of tho town falling under tho very eyes of Lord Roberts. It Js believed In circles closo to tho war of fice that ho will move at once. Scouts havo approached within a thousand ynrda of tho Doer entrench ments nt Magorsfonteln. They have found theso strong and nscertnlnod that thoy aro used us dwelling places. Naval gunnora aro constantly watch Ihk tho enemy's lines with Btrong glasses, and they declare that tberc 13 tin appreciable diminution In tho Boer forces. In Natal tho Doer commandoes south of tho Tugela occupy Bloy's Farm and several mines west of Chlov ley. Two thousand Boors, wltn throe guns, nro advancing through Zululnnd townrd Natal. Tho war office 1r making prepara tions to continue tho ntrenm ot troops for South Africa. Four largo steamers havo been chartered. Japan ngrces to let tho Armstrongs transfer to Eng land four naval quick-firers that wore built for her, consenting to wait for the oxeeutlon ot her own order until the hostilities In South Africa aro over. Several European powers, by similar consents as to guns being constructed by Vlckors Sons and Maxim, onnblo England to secure ltO Maxims. Two thousand men nro constantly employed nt Woolwich arsenal, and all tho gun nnd ammunition factories uro working night and day to execute gov ernment ordore. Tho weekly output of four firms Is 4,000,000 rounds. Out side of tho requirements for South Africa, Great Britain Is accumulating Immense Btores of war material. REASONS fOR THE RETREAT. Uoori Hold Volition Which DoniliiHlen that Tnhen by llrllhih. LONDON, Feb. 13. Tho War ofilee has received tho following dispatch from Field Marshal Lord Roberts. dated from tho Modder river, 3unday February 11: "I have received a telegram from Duller as follows, dated Friday, Fob ruary 9: "It was necessary after seizing Vnalkrantz to entrench It ub tho plvoi ot further operations. But I found nftc. trying two days, thnt owing to the nature of tho ground this was Imprac ticable. It wau also exposed to the firs of heavy guu3 in positions from whlcl our urllllery was dominated. It is cb- Gontlal to troops advancing on Lndy smlth by Harding or Mongers drift to hold Vnalkrantz securely, nnd nccord lngly wo nro not pressing tho advance by thoso roads, as I Hnd wo cannot mako It secure. Cilllom Delegate Holt, SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 13. At tho Sangamon county republlcnn convon tlon, called hero today, tho Cullom dologntc3 bolted. TIiIb wns done nftor n forenoon mnrkod by tho hottest kind of fighting between Governor Tannor'3 dolcgntcs and tho delegates supporting Sonutor Cullom. When Andrew J Lester wns made temporary chairman tho Cullom men, seeing no hope yltl a Tnnnor man In tho chalrr, loft tho hall. New ltecinieut for l'lilllpiiliirn. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. What Is virtually a new roglment Is being or ganlzcd nt Fort Slocum, Now York harbor, for service In the Philippines The men nro nil new recruits and aro Intended to supply deficiencies In the regular regiments In tho Philippines caiiBcd by death, discharge or other causes. Tho number, which Is about 1,100, Includes Infantrymen, cal van' mou aud mombcra of tho hospital corps. Commanded by about thirty six officers thoy will Btnrt for Manila by tho Suez routo on tho transport Sumner soon after tho first ot March WITNESSES DADLY WANTED. Clirndlcr ItcqucnU Nounpnppri to Atlat Him to Find Them, WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. David R. Pcele.', president of tho First National bank t,t Kalispcll, MonL, was tho first wltncES In tho Clark case today. Be fore Mr. Peeler began Senator Chan dler again brought up tho question ot tho whereabouts of "Swedo" Murphy, who Is wanted as a witness. The sen ator said that tho man had been hero once, but hnd disappeared and thnt ha hopo-l that tho newspapers would con tinue their efforts to locate him. Mr. Chandler said also that ho wanted to know tho whereabouts of E. P. Woods nnd D. G. Warner. He desired, he said, to have them all summoned. Mr. Hnrtman said ho had ben told that Mr. Murphy had returned to Butto nnd thnt tho other two men wcro In California. Mr. Peeler was questioned concern ing the account of Mr. Gelger with tho Ccntnl bank, but ho was not nblc to throw much light on tho Btibject. He confirmed Mr. Gelger's statement thnt he (Gelger) had borrowed $2,300 at tho bank, Baying that Gelger had given him a deed to property ns security. The witness was. unable to glvo dates when various loans had been mado and be wns taken sharply to task by Senntor Chandler for his failure In this respect. Ho protested that ho was not trying to conceal anything, but that ho was simply unable to remember. TURN LOOSE ON THE TRUSTS. Mayor Carter Harrlnon Take a Shot nt I ho United Stutm Senate. CHICAGO, Feb. 13. At 10:55 o'clock this morning the nntl-trust conference. J called by tho Anti-Trust league, cuim to order in Central Music hall in tlm lty. President Loclcwood of the ex- ecutl c comnilttco called tho meeting to order. Mayor Harlrson welcomed tho dole- gates on behalf of tho city. Ho de nounced trusts In general as danger ous nnd threatening tho Integrity of the nntlon. The time had come, he snld to do away with trusts. Already ho continued, the senate ot tho United States had been reduced to a small con- entlon of tho owners nnd representa tives of tho trusts. A fow years more would seo the houso and our ttdlclary reduced to tho same condi tion. In conclusion, ho called on the delegates to educate tho people to elect a legl3latlvo body to glvo fore 2 to whntover schemo they decided upon for tho abolition of monopoly and the election of nn executive with enough patriotism to enforce the laws formu lated. Former Judge Prentiss of Illinois was elected temporary chairman and addressed the convention. BILL fOR STATUE Of LINCOLN. ConcrrKsuiiiii Dorlmcr Would Apiroirl- to 8300,000 for One. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Represen tative Lorlmer of Illinois today Intro duced a bill for the erection In Wnsh- lngton of a statue of Lincoln and ap propriating $500,000 for that purpose. Vandlvcr of Missouri Introduced a bill prohibiting corporations, trusts, etc., from contributing to campaign funds or from Influencing or Intimidat ing employes. Other houso bills Introduced wcro: By Powers of Vermont for a commis sion to adjust tho Indebtedness of the central branch of tho Union Pacific railroad to tho government; by Smith of Illinois, an amendment to tho In terstate .commorco law so as to glvo tho commission greater powers; by Noonan of Illinois, prohibiting tho transportation of convlct-mudo goods Aro Waiting on l!it Court. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 13. Al though tho protocol was not signed, there 1b a trttco In the fight for the stato ofilces, to await action by tho courts. There Ib much talk among demo crntlc legislators about passing a bill offering $100,000 reward for tho detec tion f tho assassins of Governor Goe bcl. Such a bill has been prepared nnd It Is believed will puss. Senator Blnckburn has been called o Washington on personal business, leav lug tho diplomatic management of democratic affairs in tho hands ot Con gressman D. II. Smith. Both houses of the legislature met again at th? court house today. Shipment In Ilond. WashlnKton. D. C. Feb. 13. An lm portnnt bill 'was passed by tho house today, which makes universally nppll cablo tho law that now permits tho transit of goods In bond through cer lain ports of tho United States. Under It goods In bond can bo shipped through any portion of tho territory ot tho United States to foreign ports. It Is principally designed to glvo tho transportation of companies of tho United States a share of tho transcon tincntal trado to tho orient. The bill also repeals tho law of March 1, 1895 prohibiting tho shipment of goods In bond to tho Mexican free zone. Hawaii Under Discussion. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Senator Cullom was at tho Whlto Houso today and had n conference with tho presl dent 1ft legard to tho status of legisla tion boforo congrosa affecting tho m- wullan Islands. The president nnd had under consideration tho expediency o asking congress to pasa some tempor nry legislation which would enable tho local government to provldo for na tlves whoso houses had been burned to stop tho spread of the bubonic pluguo and to succor thoso In distress l'roposed Cabinet Olllcer. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. A new cabinet officer, to bo known ns tho secretary of mineB and mining, Is pro vldcd In tho bill favorably acted on today by tho houso committee on mines and mining. Tho bill creates nn executive depart ment which shall havo entire charge of arfnlrs relating to mines, including tho geological survey. Tho proposed secretary ot mines Is to have the same rank and salary of other cabinet offi cers and nn assistant secretary Is given the fcume standing as tho first assist ant secretary of the Interior. Attorney Qen. Saiyth Files a Quo "War ranto in tho Supremo Oourt. SAYS COMMISSION IS UNLAWfUL. He Askn thnt Defendants Uo Declared Not Kntltlcd to Their Heat nnd that They He Immediately Ousted Other Matters c2 Interest From tho Nebraska Capital. LINCOLN Feb. 13. Information In tho naturo of a quo warranto was filed In the supreme court against tho mem bers of the Omaha Fire and Police commission. Attorney General Smyth prosecutes the case In his own name. He tells the court that under the laws ot Nebraska It Is provided tnat there shall be a board of lire and police com missioners In each city of tho metro politan class nnd that such boards shall consist of the mayor und four electors, who shall bo chosen by tho governor. He alleges that F. A. Ken nedy, Mntthcw H. Collins nnd Victor H. Coffmnn are now unlawfully exer cising and using tho olllco of tho fire and police commission to the damage nnd prcjudtco of tho rights ot the city of Omaha. He asks that tho defend ants be declared not entitled to the offices they hold and that they bo Im mediately ousted therefrom. Articles of Incorporation of the Omaha, Council Dluffu & Suburban Railway Company of Council Is luff u were recorded in the secretary ot state's office. Tho capital stock of tho concern Is $1,000,000 nnd the board of directors conslBts of W. S. Reed, Geo. EbpcuBchleld, Alfred B. Do Long nnd Chas. R. Hannnn. Tho principal busi ness of the company as set forth In tho nrtlcles of Incorporation will bo tho construction and maintenance of a Etreet railway line In Omaha and Council Bluffs and to Hiiburban points. The executive commltteo of the Au ditorium ball reports that tho total receipts on the night ot tho opening of the new Auditorium were $2,700. At a meeting of the executive com mittee ot tho Nebraska Educational association today It wns decided to hold tho next annual meeting of the association In the High school audito rium In this city, March 2. Nebrailtnn INcajii-s South Africa. FREMONT, Neb., Feb. 13. A Fre mont railroad man had a rather un pleasant experience In Ontario, Can ada, recently. A fow weeks ngo ho took his wife nnd baby nnd went to hia birthplace, a town near Toronto, for a visit, arriving there nbout tho time o. company was being equipped for South Africa. Though ho had lived in tho United States for nearly fifteen years he had never taken out his final citizenship papers and he soon learned fiom the authorities that he was on the list of thoso liable to do military duty. This did not disturb him In the least as ho Intended to return to this country soon. When ho began to make preparations to return ho was notified not to leavo tho country and was told that his departure would bo forci bly prevented. He succeeded In reach ing the states without interruption, but does not propose to go there again until ho lo n fulllledged American citi zen. Olllcer Ton tlulck With Can. CLAY CENTER, Neb., Feb. 13. VI- ret Hawkins of this place was arrested Wednesday on tho charge of chicken stealing and gave bond for his appear ance on the 15th. One of his bonds men becoming uneasy, for fear ho would leave, wont to his residence In company with Deputy Sheriff Naglo nnd Detective Franklin, who hnd been employed to discover tho band of thieves who havo been robbing tho furmers throughout tho county. Haw kins commenced firing at tho officers, who returned the fire without effect. Hawkins Jumped on his horse and fled. After a long chnso Sheriff Secord came up with him near Davenport and ho refused to surrender and attempted to draw his revolver, but was shot by tho sheriff and killed. The remnlua wcro brought here nnd Interred. Funeral or l'rlynto Fhllnot. HUMBOLDT, Neb., Feb. 13. Fu nernl services were held over the rc mnlns of Private William Phllpot, late of Company F, First Nebraska, volunteers, whoso caBket was returned by transport last week from the Phil ippines. Tho remains urrlved horo on Wednesday, but owing to tho Incle ment weather, the services were de layed In order to allow somo of the comrades from different sections of tho state to be present. Tho' services wero listened to by an immense audience, which filled tho Presbyterian church, to Its utmost capacity, a largo dele gation being present from tho Grand Army post end also nn escort from tho First Nebraska. Itoblnsnn Anxious to Die. HYANNlS, Neb., Fob. 13. Shenrt Moan held nn Inquest over tho body of Mrs. James Robinson. Mr. Robin son Is still Improving and attending physicians say that ho has a good ehanco now to llvo unless something clso sets In. Ho has been resting eas ily today and Is not In tiny pnln. Whllo looking at tho remains of his wlfo ho said ho was sorry It had to bo done, but It was for the best and asked for a gun that he might finish killing Him self. Ho does not wnnt to live. Dot-tor Contractu Nmallpox, PAWNEE CITY, Neb., Feb. 13. Dr. J. R. McColm ot DuBoIs, this coun ty, who attended tho David Copo case of smnllpox roported several days ago, nnd was suosequently stricken with tno disease, died yesterday. McColm maintained that Copo was not affected with smallpox und neglected proper precautionary measures to ward off tho infection. Reports were recetvod from Durchard this morning that a largo family In that locality were aufferlug with smallpox, but havo not been offi cially confirmed.