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? * r EJiirarto* In the Transvaal. Boots are tlie best ambassadors, and the Victoria League is organizing a scheme to plaoe a supply of "good standard English books within the reach of the English and Dutch people, and particularly the children." ;n South Africa. It is- proposed, for example, to nttaeh a good lending library to each of the school districts into which the Transvaal is divided. Already tlic distributing mechanism is arranged, and a free passage for the books is assured by the shipping companies.? London Chronicle. FITS permanently cured. No fits or nervousness after llrst day's use of Dr. Kline's Great NerveRestorer. $2trialbottleandtreatisefreo Dr. E. H. KriXE.Ltd., Ml Arch St., Phila., Pa Many a veil informed woman has her *mV1 fKanl- fnr it. OCA > ail V 1 WW vu?..? The Editor of the Kural New Yorker, Than whom there is no better Potato Expert in the Country, says, '"Salzer's Earliest Potato is the earliest of 38 earliest sorts, tried by me, yielding 464 bu. per acre." Salzer's Early Wisconsin yielded for the Kural New Yorker 730 bu. per acre. Now Salzer has heavier yielding varieties than above. See Salzer's catalog. JUST SEND 10c. IX STAMPS and this notice to the John A. Salzer Seed Co., La orosse, Wis., and receive lots of farm seed samples and their big catalog, which is brim full of rare things for the gardener and farmer, easily worth $100.00 to every wide-awake farmer. [A.C.L.] It describes Salzer's Teosinte, yielding 180,000 lbs. per acre of rich green fodder, Salzer's Victoria Rape, yielding 60,000 lbs. of sheep and hog food per acre, together with Salzer's is'ew National Oats, which has a record of 300 bu. per acre, in 30 States, so also full description of Alfalfa Clover. Giant Incarnat "Clover, Alsilce, Timothv and thousands of other fodder plants, Grasses, Wheat, Speltz, Barley, etc. It's a pity that a miser who has money to burn can't talce it with him when he dies. Piso's Cure for Consumption Is an Infallible medicine for coughs and colds.?N. W. Samdel, Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900. A woman would rather be idolized than understood. 10,000 Plants For 16c. This i9 a remarkable offer the John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., makes. They will send you their big plant and eeed catalog, together with enough seed VV (j'vn 1,000 fine solid Cabbages. 2,000 delicious Carrots, i 2,000 Blanching, nutty Celery, 2,000 rich, buttery Lettuce, 1,000 splendid Onions, 1,000 rare, luscious Radishes, 1,000 gloriously brilliant Flowers. This great offer is made in order to in' duce you to try their warranted seeds? for wnen you once plant them you will grow no others, and ALT, FOR BUT 16C. POSTAGE, providing you will return this notice, and if you will send them 20c. in postage, they will add to the above a package of the famous Berliner Cauliflower. [A.C.L.] \. Strong is the man who knows his weakness. Mrs. Haskell, Worth] pendent Order Gooc Lake, Mass., tells of Lydia E. Pinkham's " Dkas Mbs. Phtkham : Fcur yea mation and ulceration- I endured dai to me. I had used medicines and w; made tip my mind that there was no r friend, I noticed a bottle of Lydia E. My friend endorsed it highly and I de< help me. It took patience and persevi used Ljdia E. Pinkham's Vegeta before I was cured, but what a cha misery to the delightful exhilarating not change back for a thousand dolia grand medicine. ^ " I wish every sick woman woul< Haskeix, 8ilver Lake, Mass. Worth ? ? 3 m i fctuoa xempiars. When a medicine has been ! cases, is it justice to yourself to believe it would help me " ? Surely you cannot wish to eouraged, exhausted with eac derangement of the feminine o] Vegetable Compound will help ; firs. THlle ^1 Mass, t cost all letters addressed to hei just the knowledge that will h< costs nothing. HOAOCV NEW DISCOVERT; ?i" Qa;o*r?ll?t ua oar*? won nlr- Send for book of teetimb?i?U m4 10 day* tr?tmem> free. Dr.I.? M?n'? ?0M. AtUmt*. 9i Thompwn'sEyt Wait - -- . - . Belated Story of Tom Keen. The readiness 01 repartee or me laie Thomas L5. Reed was never better illustrated than on o:ie occasion when | lie went to visit a friend wlir> lived j at the top of a Ion:; and narrow flight of stairs. Half way up Reed missed his footing and fell to the bottom. His friend, bearing the racket, rushed to the door and shouted down the semi-darkness of the hall: "Who is that?" " "lis l-:iser roiling rapmiy. arawiwi the man from Maine as he picked himself up.?New York Times. How's TUis We ofTor One Hundred Dollars Reward for any ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by 1 Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Tbuax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. 0, Waldino, Kixsas & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken iDternallv, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur*/>,-??? r\f f1??i ovatftw T^cHm.'Ynfn.lQ QATlfc fPAA Price, 75c. per bottlo. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hull's Family Pills for constipation. Over 400,000 people in London live In single-room tenements. FRAUDS IN A BALE OF HAY. Frauds in Watch Cases. According to an article in the Cincin? nati Commercial, a fifty-one pound atone wa3 recently found in thai city secreted in a bale of hay of eighty pounds. This is not as bad as finding a lump of lead of nearly one-half the weight of the solid gold watch case secreted in the centre of the case. v . ' Gold watch cases are sold by weight, and no one can see where this lead is secreted until the springs of the case are taken out and the lead will be found secreted behind them. These cases are mado bv companies who profess to be honest, but furnish the means I a,* vr\Ys fV?a ymiKHa. Fk in not pleasant for anyone to find that he has lugged a lump of lead in his watch case. y., Another trick of the makers of spurious solid gold watch cases is to stamp the case "U. S. Assay." The United States does not stamp any article made out of gold and silver except coin, and the fakir, dv using this stamp, wants to make the public be< lievc that the Government had something to do with the stamping or guaranteeing the fineness of watch cases. Another trick of the watch fakir is to advertise a watch described as a solid gold filled watch with a twenty or twenty-fiveyear guarantee. Theae watches are generally sent C. 0. D., and if the purchaser has* paid for the watch he finds tnat the company which guaranteed the watch to weai is not in existence. The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, of Canton, Ohio, who are constantly exposing these frauds, will furnish the namet of the manufacturers who are in this questionable business. In France and Germany potatoes an J the staff or life. N. Y.?9 ijguB / Vice Templar, Inde1 Templars, of Silver her cure by the use of Vegetable Compounds PS ago I was nearly dead with inflamly untold agony, and life was a burden ashes internally and externally until I elief for me. Calling at the home of a Pinkbam's Vegetable Compound, cided to give it a trial to see if it would erence for I was in bad condition, and I ble Compound for nearly five months age, from despair to happiness, trom feeling health always brings. I would ,rs, and your Vegetable Compound is ft 1 try it and be conrinccd."? Mrs. Ida ty Vice Templar, Independent Order of successful in more than a million > say, without trying it, "I do not remain weak, and sick and dish day's work. You have some rganism, and Lydia E. Pinkham's you just as surely as it has others. Larimore, N. D., says: a.r Mrs. Pinkham : I might have been lany months of Buffering andpain if I wn of the efficacy of Lvdia E. PinkPnmnnnnn a. few months r Wut|/VMAJ W or I tried many remedies without flndhing which helped me before I tried the le Compound. I dreaded the approach menstrual period every month, as it tuch suffering and pain. Some months was very scanty and others it was prot after X had used the Compound for ths I became regular and natural, and so ued until I felt perfectly well, and the 5re strengthened to perform the work assistance and pain. I am like a differ* an now, where before I did not caye to I am pleased to testify as to the good getable Compound has done for me. * j yours, Mbs. Tellie Hart, Larimore.N.D. , therefore, believed by all women " * ?>1- *71 nui.hnn,*!, vctro. 0 111 mat JiJfUlU ?i. 1L UIULUIUU a ? toiapound is the medicine they take. It has stood the test of time, las hundreds of thousands of cures redit. Women should consider it to use any other medicine. Pinkham, whose address is Lynn, rill answer cheerfully and without r by sick women. Perhaps she has 5lp your case ? try her to-day ? It ! Id 6BWS WHERE AH. ELSE FAILS. Eg |3b?B& Ocragh Byrup, T-asteo Good. DiSO Pfi I REBELS BROKETHEIR WORD Dominicans Treacherously Attacked Our Ships. AMERICAN FLAG PLAINLY VISIBLE Captain Wainirrifht B?i]tort? on tbe ShellIns of the Kebel Camp and the Land ins: of United State* Maiine* at San Dnminjo? Insurgent* Offered No Reactance to Our Men. Washington. D. C.?From Captain Richard Wainwright. of tne cruiser Newark, the Navy Department has received by mail a report of the incident near Santo TVomingo City in which an insurgent camp was shelied by the Newark and a force of bluejackets and j marines from that vessel and the cruiser Columbia landed to drive them J from the coast. Captain Wainwright's account differs in some respects from the reports telegraphed by Charge d'Affaires Powell and Captain Miller, | of the Columbia. He says: "Upon arriving off Santo Domingo City I found the U. S. S. Columbia, and at once reported to Captain Miller. The steamship New York arrived shortly after us. and at noon went alongside the dock in the river to unload her cargo, about 1900 barrels. Captain Miller had made a written agreement witu tlie coiumanaing Generals or doiu forces that there would be no firing on that side of the city while the New York was at the dock. "The Columbia's steam launch, with a large United States flag at the bow. went into the dock, preceding the New York, also flyiug an American flag. The^insurgents from the east bank of the "river fired upon the New York, and upon the Columbia's steam launch. After consultation with Captain Miller, and by his direction. I moved to a position directly opposite the river and shelled the east bank of the river in order to drive back into the interior all insurgents in that neighborhood, preparing the way for landing a battalion composed of the landiug force of the Columbia and Newark. "The battalion, under command of Lieutenant Commander Parker, I equipped in light marching order, J landed. At a small town about half a mile in the interior the insurgents were found in some force under the command of General Jose Tiburzier. The General was warned to remove his forces back into the interior at once, away from the east bank of the river, and that he should not fire on the town again from that side. He signed another written agreement to that effect, and at once collected his forces and marched his men into the interior. "The railroad from Puerto Plata to Santiago is controlled throughout by General Morales. The only town in the interior in that neighborhood remaining in the hands of the insurgents is La Vega, the interior end of the British railroad from Sanchez. The J telegraph and train service between La Vega and Sanchez are interrupted. | There is no communication between Sanchez and any other port at present. "The whole southeastern peninsula i<5 in the hands of the insurgents and Santo Domingo City is surrounded and closely invested by about 1200 me-a of the insurgent force." SPANIARD STABS YANKEE TAR. Cruiser's Sailors Draw Knives on the Columbia's Men at St. Thomas. St. Thomas. D. W. I.?A fight occurred here between sailors from a Spanish and an American warship, which resulted in the wounding of several men and a victory for the Americans. The fight began when a seaman from the cruiser Columbia jostled a sailor from the Spanish cruiser Rio de la Plata as he passed him in the street. The Spaniard was with a companion from his ship, as was the American sailor, and all the men were on shore liberty. The Spanish sailor drew a sti leno ana senousiy wuuuueu cue American who had brushed against him. Other men from the Columbia who were on shore gathered around their companions and attacked the two Spaniards, who defended themselves with their knives and succeeded ia wounding several other Americans. They tinally escaped, ran to the wharf and jumped into the water. They were picked up by a harbor boat and taken on board their ship. The wounded American sailor is in a hospital here in a critical condition. TOWNS TAKEN IN SAN DOMINGO. Government Forces Rout Rebels at San Cristobal and Bani. San Domingo.?The towns of San Cristobal and Bani have been recaptured bv forces from the Government gunboat Presider.te. Another Government force has been sent to attack the insurgents at San Pedro de Macoris. United States Minister Powell has informed the Government that Washington does not recognize the closing of ports not at present in possession of the Government. The blockade is ineffective. The insurgents inflicted great damage to property.in the vicinity of this city. The town of San Carlos has been almost completely destroyed. Superintendent Maxwell Re-Elected. The Board of Education of the Borough of Manhattan re-elected Superin1 tendeat Maxwell. Dynamite in Theatre. In the basement of the Dewey Theatre. at Park City, Utah, a quantity of dynamite was found, with time fuse attached, that would have blown the theatre to atoms during the uext performance. Tobin Must Die. Governor Odell, of New York, announced that he has decided to permit Thomas Tobin to be electrocuted on March 14, when the respite granted by the Governor in December will expire, College Noteq. Dr. T. A. McWhini.ey, President of Palmer University, has announced its dissolution. A department of Celtic language is soon to be founded at .he University of California. In the printing plant of the University of Michigan the larger part of the typesetting ana presswors is uone oy students. | Newton Talbot, treasurer of Tufts College since 1887, died in Boston, Mass., of heart failure, aged eightynine years. - - . ' V 5. r *** PANAMA TREATY RATIFIED tfiuied States Senate Passes Measure by a Vote of 66 to 14. I Senator Barou'a Amendment Providing For Arransemeut of Compensation to Colombia Rejected. Washington. D. C.?By a vote of ?3G 1 A Vannfa ??o fifiaM Hi a Pfinomrt Treaty without amendment. This was an unusually large vote, only nine members being absent and not voting. Of these nine six were paired in the affirmative with three in the negative. Had every Senator voted the result c would have been yeas. 72. nays. 17. c The negative was made up entirely of ? Democrats, but the vote on ratitication cannot be said to have been parti- t san. as fourteen Democrats voted in the affirmative and two were paired t on that side. This made 1?J Democratic . Senators for and 17 against ratification. c The only other vote was on the c amendment offered by Senator Bacon e providing for an arrangement for com- c pensating Colombia for loss of the ter- j rltory of Panama. This was rejected : by a vote of -10 to 24. The debate in executive session was r generally on the merits of the trentv, , with reference to the secret papers. t which were sent to the Senate by the c President. Senator Morgan made a a set speech which occupied the greater V l _ * iC - C? ^ ^ n.JKAMOAM P3TL 01 IOC? Illlie. oeuaiui vmiueLOv/ii j made comments 011 the secret correspondence and asserted that it showed _ that the "reasonable time" referred to ^ in the Spooner act was known to have expired, both for negotiating the KayHerraa treaty and its ratification. , b REBELS FIRE ON GERMAN SHIP. a J Dominican Gunbout Attempts to Hold s Up Steamer in Vain. Kingston. Jamaica.?The German * steamer Altenburg. Captain Kuhls. j from Hamburg and West Indian j, points, arrived here and reported that 0 between San Domingo and Sanc.hez. Santo Domingo, the Doniiuicau gun- ? boat Presidente hove in sight and t' fired a blank shot across her bows. ^ Captain Kuhls. however, refused to . stop, and no further iuterfence with the Altenburg was attempted. At Puerto Platta. Santo Domingo. I President Morales warned Captain | , Kuhls against proceeding to Monte j* Cristi: but the Attenburg went there , and landed cargo. Because of the revo- . lution the steamer did not land any- * thing at San Domingo City. ? DODGE IS FREED. 8 I Out oil $10,000 Bail, as Appeal is c Granted. c Houston. Texas.?The culmination of jj the Charles F. Dodge controversy ap- ? parently was reached, so far as all ? Texas tribunals are concerned, in a ? victory for Dodge and those interested ? in keeping him away from New York. Judge Burns, in the Federal Court, ' granted an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States on the constitutional points involved. He also 11 ordered tl*it Dodge be released under ? the $10,000 cash bond he previously * had given for an appeal. The freedom of Dodge is limited, however, to territory in the jurisdiction of the Federal ? Court for the Southern District of ^ Texas. This will permit Doage to go as far south as the Rio Grande. ' la t BARON AND BEAR DIE. 5 Body of Wealthy Von Schlosser Found g on Pacific Coast. n D ! Port Angeles, Wash.?The body of v Baron Martin von Schlosser, formerly ^ an officer in the German Army, and n for many years a resident of this city. ^ has been found on the range south of ^ j the Hot Springs, near the body of a 0 dead bear. The Baron undoubtedly j had been killed by the bear while hunting. ' 0 On his body were receipts from j banks in Portland, Ore.; Chicago and ^ New York for more than $100,000. g A letter found on the body directed [ that Judge Hatch should administer 8 his affairs. Baron von Schlosser had D been a resident of Port Angeles for ^ several years, and only recently had jtaken out naturalization papers. t GERMANS KILL 70 NATIVES. o o Forces in Southwest Africa Repulse j Two Attacks. ^ Berlin, Germany.?Colonel Leutwein, ^ Governor of German Southwest Africa, J cables that Ovambos, under Captain Nechale. attacked the police post at Amatoni and were repulsed with a loss fc of sixty men killed. A division under i Lieutenant Schultze had a fight with 3 the Hereros at South Tsumana, in i which the enemy lost ten men killed, a The Germans sustained no casualties c and Lieutenant Schultze captured t large herds, of cattle. I EXPLOSION KILLS FOUR. t t Powdered Starch Becomes Ignited? c Damage to Factory About $200,000. * Wan began. III.?The starch plant of o the Warner Sugar Refining Company o was destroyed by fire following an ex- o plosion. Four men were killed and 1; several others injured. o The property loss is estimated at r about $200,000. The explosion was caused by the igniting of a fine dust or powder that arises from the ground starch. The force of the explosion j was felt five miles away. k Kills Woman and Babes. Mrs. Benjamin Ramsey, her daughter, Myrtle, aged four, and her son. 3 Albert, aged two. were murdered by i; Jerry Dugan. of Terre Haute. Ind. 1 with a razor. Dugan gave himself up (3 and confessed. r Six Miners Buried in a Snowsliije. Six miners employed .it the Augusta mine, nine miles northwest of Crested Butte. Col., were caught in a snow- K slide while coming to town and swept E to death. * Sporting Brevities, Chester Ooodwin got the decision over Andy Daly in a fifteen-round bout ? at Boston. v Pitcher Poole and Catcher Bergen may be transferred to Brooklyn by 1 Cincinnati. * By a score of three goals to none >" Columbia's hockey team defeated the seven of Brown University in an inter- I collegiate championship game. 1 The twelve entrances to the New 1 York National Club's park will be through the clubhouse. A tine gyrnua- i sium has been provided for the play- 1 era t ?/ * ' ' " ' * ' . TV", RUSSIA MAKES PROTEST j Declares to Powers That Japan Acted in Bad Faith \IAVAL ORDERS INTERCEPTED i 'uant Launsdorfi'g Circular Charges That 1 Attack on Ships at Chemulpo Was C Made by Perfidy?Admiral Alexiefl Su- 3 perdeded?Kaiser Orders His Fleet to 1 Watch War Moves. ? S St. Petersburg, Russia.?Count Lams- j lorff. the Foreign Minister, has sent a ircular to the Russian representatives , ibroad, embodying the followiug pro- i est: ? "Since the rupture of negotiations ^ he action of the Japanese Govern- i nent has constituted an open violation s if all laws governing the relations of .ivilized Powers. Without specifying j 'very such violation Russia desires to i :all the most serious attention of tbe I Powers to Japuu's violent acts respectng Korea." I It recalls the circumstances of the I ecognition by the Powers of the inde- t >endence and integrity of Korea and ( he confirmation thereof by the treaty 5 if Shimonoseki. by the Anglo-Japanese t igreement of January, 1902, and the [ Franco-Russian declaration of March, fi 902. The circular continues: ? "The Emperor of Korea, foreseeing a J tossible Russo-Japanese conflict^ ad- t Iressed the Powers in January, 1904, 1 .(firming his resolution to maintain C leutrality. f "This was received with satisfaction ^ y the Powers, including Russia, while, ccording to M. Pavloff. then Russian * .linlster at Seoul,. Great Britain in- 0 tructed Mr. Jordan, the British Minster there, to present an official note \ o the Korean Emperor thanking him. 1 "In disregard of all these facts and s lespite all treaties and obligations and 1 n violation of the fundamental rules 1 f international law Japan, before be;inning hostilities against Russia, anded troops in independent and neural Korea, and on February 8, three 1 lays before a declaration of war, sudienly attacked in the neutral port f Chemulpo two Russian warships, j rhose commanders had not been notl- ^ led of the rupture of relations, as the apanese maliciously stopped the de- ] Ivery of Russian telegrams by the )anish cable and destroyed Korea's elegraphic communication. The de- f ails of this dastardly attack are con- r ained in the published official tele- ( xam from M. Pavloff." The note concludes by asserting that i tussia feels it to be her duty to subait this protest to the Powers, firmly onvinced that they, valuing the priuiples guaranteeing their relations, will gree with Russia's attitude. At the ame time the note announces that wing to Japan's illegal assumption f power in the Korean peninsula Rusia regards all orders and declarations rhich may be issued by Korea as inalid. London, England.?The Chinese are aaintaining order well. They have overed the province with proclamaions enjoining the preservation of ranquillity. Well disciplined troops numbering bout 6000 have been drafted in Shantung Province, and General Chan Chi 'ung's foreign drilled forces are comng to assist in the maintenance of orler and the protection of Chinese neural ity. The appointment of Vice-Admiral lakharoff as commander of the Rusian Far Eastern fleet is,officially anounced. He will control the entire aval movements in Far Eastern raters. General Kouropatkin will a ave suDreme military command. Ad- t airal Aiexieff, as Viceroy, will remain he nominal Commander-in-Chief, but f le will have no practical authority c ver Admiral Makharoff and General i Zouropatkin. s Berlin, Germany.?The commanders I f the German warships in the Far I East have been instructed to send to i he home government full reports re- ( ;arding matters which may come un- ( ler their observation. Hence, the warhips will visit, according to the Adairal's assignments, all ports where here is anything worthy of observa- s Ion or inquiry. As these reports go p o Emperor William, each commander c rill be keenly alive to the desirability a f making clear-cut and comprehensive a bservations. S VICTORY FOR SAVINCS BANKS. Jourt Holds Securities Must Be As- J sessed at Market Value. f Albany. N. Y.?The Court of Appeals j. las decided that the State Controller, n imposing a one per cent, tax 011 the urplus and undivided profits of savags banks under the law of 1901, must _ .ssess at the market value >f the se- ^ urities constituting the surp'* - when J he same is quoted on the _ beow their par value. v The opinion of the court is written >y Judge Haight, and is rendered in he case of the Bauk of Savings of the ity of New York. The court reverses f he decision of the courts below in this a nterpretation. and orders thaMfie sum E f $29G,!300 be deducted from the value d f the surplus and undivided earnings f this bank. The State will lose a irge amount of money in consequence f this decision upon assessments al- s eady made by the Controller. 11 Forger Captured. Wanted at Toronto, Ont., for forgery, ohn Thamer was captured at Spo- S :ane. Wash. Butte Slayer Hanged in Dark. Tames Martin was hanged at Butte, j rlont., for the murder of .T. R. Will- ;1 ams at Silver Bow Junction in May. j 902. The hanging took place in utter c larknese. Martin refused to tell his j, eal name. ^ French Educational Bill Wins. The French Government bill reguating secondary education passed the . Senate by a big majority. It excludes J' oembers of all religious orders from _ eaching. a Facts About Russia and Japan. In time of peace the Japanese Army, onsisting of 421,000 men, costs but !' 118,500,000 a year. 1] Russia's soldiers have penetrated vorea as far as Ping Yang, sixty miles P >e!ow xbe Yalu and 100 miles from * >eoul. The' Russians are rushing troops- and mpplies to Harbin, which is to be n heir base of operations instead of ? ?ort Arthur. f This is the fourth time Japan has nade war on a foreigu nation, except ^ .'or early barbaric expedition*, asninst c Jie Koreans, c 4 > _ '. - ' , SAN DOMINGO SHELLED i j ilarines Rout Dominican Insurgents After Skirmish. < Jrniser* Newark and Columbia Fire Cpoa t the City and Then Land I'oar Hundred Blarines. I . ( Santo Domingo City.?A shell fired i >y the insurgents struck the upper ] leek of the Clyde Line steamer New fork while she was discharging cargo. ? ["he American cruiser Newark then ihelled the camp of the insurgents and subsequently she and the Columbia anded 400 marines. The Americans had a sharp skirmish vith the insurgents, the fighting iastng three hours. The rebels wore j Iriven their position and took to the ! voods. j The marines captured some of the I nsurgents' artillery. The Americans iuffered no injuries. The insurgents are still harassing the ;ity with artillery, but their fire is havng no material effect. The city is well . >arricaded and can hold its own for a ong time. The Dominican Government forces ' lave attacked the insurgents at four I >oints outside the city and inflicted a I lefeat upon them. Two of the rebel I Senerals were killed and one wounded. ! Several officers were captured and hese also were killed. A number of >ieces of artillery and a quantity Of imall arms were captured.* The Gov(rnmeut lost sixteen killed or wounded. [,ack of ammunition was the cause of he insurgent defeat. The Government s now in charge of the insurgents' luarters outside the city. After the ighting the troops returned to the city vith bands playing. A French steamer has landed cargo lere under the protection of the guns if the United States cruiser Columbia. It was suspected that the Bishop lere was aiding the rebels, and the government caused his residence to be j tearched for incriminating evidence, t Nothing was tound to implicate him n the revolutionary movement. ' 1 I TEACHER SHOOTS POLITICIAN, j I former West Virginia Legislator Killed at Schoolhou3e Door. ; Sistersville, W. Va.?Peter Lowery, a ' 'ormer member of the State Legisla- I ure and one of the leading Republican 1 politicians of the county, was shot md almost instantly killed by Frank < yan Camp, a young schoolteacher. I Van Camp teaches in Oil Ridge, a I ew miles east of here. Soon after the ! norniug session commenced Lowery :alled Van Camp to the door and an | sxchange of angry words was followed j >y a revolver shot. The pupils ran to i he door to find Lowery on the ground, | nortally wounded. Van Camp walked o Sistersville and gave himself up to he authorities. He says he acted in i'elf-defense. as Lowery reached for ! , -zi. .1?1. J <n. ! ijjl !]> yuuuei aiiu ue uiuujjui ?1 c m- , efnjed to shoot him. Tnfere has been bad blood between I he two for several years, growing out >f political differences, and it was genially understood that both men were ilways armed in anticipation of trou>Ie. Lowery was County Superintendsnt of Schools eight years ago, and the rouble ending in the tragedy dates >ack to that time. FHREE DEAD IN A HOTEL FIRE. 5anic Follows the Discovery of Flames in the Alhambra in Chicago. Chicago, III. ? Three persons were >urned to death, several injured severely and 200 others, including worntn and children, were thrown into a >anic by a fire which destroyed the Uhambra Hotel, Nineteenth and State itreets, and badly damaged the Alham>ra Theatre. Starting from the basement, 'the lames SDread raDidlv and soon envel* iped the entire three-story brick building at 1906 State street. Over a dozen ijiores were destroyed. The dead are Prank Beckman, formerly employed by I leath &-Mllligan, of Cincinnati; Willam Fisher, employed by Gerris Bros., Cincinnati, and Mrs. Anna Wells, of Chicago. Boycott American Shoes. A boycott was declared lately by the hoemakers of Bogota refusing to reiair in any way shoes of American oanufacture, having become alarmed t their cheapness and the hold they re getting on the market of Colombia, I. A Mormon Elder Suicide. At the City Hospital, in Kansas City, >lo.. Lorenzo Crosby, a Mormon elder rom Eager, Ariz., who shot himself - ? rtnw A IT A Tiro CJ Q hnilf II <1 Bleeping IU1, UlCU. nuo Uk/v/ui, I hirty-five years old. Hundreds of Chinese Drowned. A telegram from Tslnan-Fu, ShanTung, says that hundreds of lives have >een lost by the bursting of a dam on he Hoang River. Several villages pere destroyed. Tried to Wreck Train. An attempt was made to hold up a tforthern Pacific train between Fargo nd Valley City, N. D. A rail was reaoved, but the would-be robbers were liscovered and fled. Explosion Kills Five. | Five men were killed by the exploion of a Pennsylvania Railroad locoaotive at Ehrenfeld, Pa. i Earth Shocks Cause Panic. There have been six earth shocks at j !au Marcial, N. M., . three weeks. Bank Cashier Short $50,000. ? ^ ^ f ^>3 * AAchiai* Af fliA ! ^ uyrus r. Luouigi v. n?v, ^irst National Bank of Seymour, 111., 1 nd treasurer of the Co-operative Juilding and Loan Association of that 1 ity. is short in his accounts to the two < ustitutions and has confessed to em- 1 lezzling nearly ?50,000. ] Brooklyn's Big Fire. 1 The fifth big lire in Brooklyn, N. Y., ( ii four weeks destroyed the factory of 1 he Fraser Tablet Company, eutailing 1 loss of $330,000. Prominei t People. William C. Whitney owned more ^ ;ouses and estates than any other man J a America. James Gordon Bennett, it is said, is ireparing to offer his property at Fort Vnahinfffon as a memorial of his I J ather. 1 William I. Richards, the celebrated aarine artist, will erect a unique sumaer residence on a small island off fewport. 1 Dr. Herr, of Leipsic, Germany, is in Vashington. He is in this country, aaking a study of reform schools and eXgrnjatQriea. [! - S1IN0R EVENTSOFTHEWEEK WASHINGTON ITEMS. Rear-Admiral Charles O'Neil, Chief j >f the Naval Bureau of Orduance, wilf >e retired for age on March 15. The first week in October will witless the dedication oi .he statue of Frederick the Great, the gift of Em>eror William to the United States, vhich is to be placed on the terrace vithin 100 feet of the walls of the War Allege. \v The House Committee on Postofflcea \ind Post Roads has completed the \ ?ostoffice Appropriation bili, which; ;arries $169,997,588. V The report of Charles J. Bonaparte, vho was appointed to investigate a?'airs in Indian Territory, has been re- I :eived at the Interior Department, and vas forwarded to the President. President Roosevelt has signed the Jrgent Deficiency bill. The Indian Appropriation bill has t ;een completed. It will carry an ex- J)enditure of $7,610,831, as against $8,- \ 21,306 appropriated last year. Of the j >um named, $3,551,808 is for Indian j ichools. \ Miss Alice Roosevelt has gone to j Boston to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Seorge C. Lee. I : The House Committee on Postoffices \ md Postroads agreed to the report of i sub-committee raising the salaries of ural free delivery carriers to a maxinum of $720 a year. \ Lieutenant-General Chaffee has re- f urned from Albany, ?. Y., where he i lelivered an address before the New; J fork National Guard Association, \ OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS. The Federal Assembly at San Juan, iy a vote of sixty to ftfteen, demanded hat Porto Rico be admitted to Statelood or that the island be granted In-^ lependence. uorporai Ayaia, rinpieaaer ot uie nembers of the constabulary force in he Philippines who recently revolted it Vigan, Luzon, has since been tried, :onvicted and sentenced by the couft Vigan to be hanged. One hundred delegates of the Fed'; ?ral party, in session at San JuanL ?orto Rico, have unanimously votedj :o dissolve the party. Lieutenant McRae and six privates^ )f the constabulary, have been killed) >y a bolo rush of 500 fanatics whileV )atrolling the east coast of the Island V ?f Samar. \ flnmiiel Oomners President of the 1 American Federation of Labor; arrived it San Juan, Porto Rico, from the Unied States and received a cordial welrome from labor representatives. Commander William Elbridge, Unl:ed States Navy, Governor of the Islind of Guam, arrived at Honolulu on ar supply ship on his way to his home in he United States. 1 DOMESTIC. Convicted of bigamy, Samuel C. Hassard, alias Hargreave, a former army, >fflcer, was sentenced to two years in ail at Minneapolis, Minn. The Grand Jury, at Chicago, 111., re- . urned several bills against persons * leld responsible for the Iroquois Thea;re fire. One trainipan was killed and several vere hurt by the collision of a Pennlylvania Railroad passenger train neac Elobart, Ind., with a freight train. A fugitive from Oneida, N. Y., where le is upder eleven indictments for for- ' jery, Thomas F. McGovern was arrested at Chicago. 111. v' In less than a week the Japanese of Portland, Ore., have raised $10,260 to lend to the assistance of their country} n her trouble in the Far East. Both mildly insane and occupying a ; oom together at the State Hospital, livlomKna Ah Ia Q A ITifahmAVOf. .>v* U1UUUO, VU1U, KJ. ?A. v.. itrahgled Hugh A. Huntington. The Government has started suits igainst the Western Express Company, u North Dakota for selling liquor. As a result of losses, aggregating >200,000, sustained in the Baltimore ire, the Greenwich Insurance .Com)any, which has'never missed a divilend; since its organization ,in 1834, vill retire from business' and its aflairs will be liquidated. Joseph Sinclair, Justice of the Peace it Princeton, N. J., while walking ia lis sleep, fell down the steps of his warding house and died instantly !rom a broken neck. j Ia mass meeting at Aiken, S. C., cit zens determined "to build and set H iside a city park to be named 'Whit* H ley Park,' and to erect thereon a mon- H iment in commemoration of our es- H :eemed fellow citizen, W.t C. Whitney, km low deceased." H In the hearing of the Fair case at San Francisco, Cal., Dr. John Gal^wey, H yho performed the autopsy, testified Hj :hat in his opinion fhe death of Charles H [j. Fair occurred at least a few seconds H xfter that of Mrs. Fair. OT FOREIGN. The Frcnch torpedo boat destroyers Pistolet and Javeline have left Brest m their way to Algiers. It is understood tuat tne uiet wui^n n,cet about the middle of March, when^l :ke war budget will be introduced. It^B )urposes taxes of 00,000,000 yen yearly.^? o meet the cost of the war and the^H service of the loans. fla The Empress of Germany is suffer-HH ng from inflammation of the veins of^H he ankle. The malady is painful but^H iot dangerous. aHSj The Albanian insurgents were de-^H 'eated near Liuma. Bulgaria, losing^J >00 killed and wounded. The TurkisE^H oss also was heavy. Viscount Yoshikawa. formerly ster of Finance, has been appointed^K Minister of the Interior. HP Dr. Jameson, the new Premier of^H South Africa, has succeeded in com-^H ilotinrr n Pahinet. The Turkish Embassy is authorized^? :o state categorically that the Ottoman^H 3overnment has not given any orders^H .'or the mobilization of troops. iBMb In the English House of CommonsH ELome Secretary Akers-Douglass, iuHD je! alf of the Government, moved th^H ?lo. are of the 'ebate on tlie address ii^H eply to the speech from the throneHn ivhich was carried. The address as iVhole was then agreed to without Jivision. HH The Government submitted a bill 't^H the Chamber of Deputies asking fo^H ?xtraordiuary credits of $1,704,900 fo^H ivar material and $190,000 for coas^^J lefense of Spain. The rumor that Foreign Miuiste^H Delcasse, of France, has resigned i^H unirup. In consequence of the war betweeBjfl Russia and Japan the Federal CouiSfl cil, of Switzerland, nas postponed in clefiuitoly the international conferenc^Hj io meet at Geneva May 16. President Csndamo, of Peru, in tlMs presence of 3000 spectators, formal^^B opened the electric railway betwee^H TJiua and rjindiiftA- .. ?a???