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Since the fight of Nov. 9 matters so far as known have been .fairly quiet at Ladysmlth. It is not unlikely that the Boers, badly informed as to the nature and extent Of British pkeparations to advance to the relief of the town, may be hesi'tat ing regarding the next movement. The situation in Natal is very complicated, more especially if the reports be true that the great Tugela bridge has been destroyed. The success of the next movement on either side will depend motle on strategy than on superior nuntiibers. If it be true that there are 10,000 Boers under Joubert and General Botha, marching south to meet the British relief force, heavy fighting is in store. Nothing is known with certainty re garding the progress of the relief col umn from Durban and the immediate Interest cenfers in the relief of Kim berley. General Methuen has a splen did knowledge of the country where he will operate and is laying his plans with the utmost secrecy. An indefatigable warrior, he is busy night and day cutting down the bag gage to a minimum and icsuing orders. A naval brigade, with the searchlights from the cruiser Doris, under Major Ernest Rhodes, will accompany the column, and Major Rhodes is confident that he will see his brother Cecil in Kimberley. The column will take all the materials for repairing the railway, which, it is believed, there will be no difficulty in doing. The advance will be made by forced marches, the column reaching Modder river in four days. An Orange river dispatch dated Thursday, Nov. 16, says that the Boers were then concentrating their forces outside of Kitaberley. According to the latest advices fromr Jamestown, there has been no signs of a Basuto rising up to Thursday. last. '-.he Beers have renamed Altwal North Olleversfontein, in honor of their commandant. From Lorenco Marquez comes a re port that three German officers, Colo nel von Brawn. Lieutenant Brutewitz and Lieutenant von Kunse have ar rived at Pretoria with the intention Df joining General Joubert's 9taff. LADYSMITH ATTACKED. An Awful .all of Bullets Drove the Hoers Into Retreat. Durban, Natal, Nov. 18.-The Times of Natal publishes the following, dated Nov. 15, from its special correspond ent at Ladysmith: "The enemy made a determined at tack on Thursday, Nov. 9. Apparently all the Boer forces participated. Their artillery opened fire at 4 a. m., pour ing shells thick and fast upon the Brit ish positions, although with no great effect. They adopted the unusual tac tics of advancing under cover, of their guns to the ridges and kopje,s adjacent to those occupied by the British troops on the left' of our camp. "Continuing their advance, the Boers crept up, using every available bit of cover. 'Oun. infantry opened with a steady, warm fire, which beat back the enemy, notwithstanding a display of tenacity of purpose equal to their desprate stands on previous occasions. The Boer attack was most elaborate on all sides of the town. "The main attack, however, was made'between the Free State and New castle railway lines by a column com posed chiefly of Johannesburg volun teers. A brigade of the King's Royal Rifle corps made a splendid defense. The Boers were repulsed, but soon ral lied and returned to the attack. Aga!n the British fire, which was very hot, forced them to retire, They had made a deep trench in front of the British lines, and while withdrawing for their horses they left this unguarded, where on the King's Rifles, advancing at double, quick, occupied the trench. "This smart movement was not seen by the enemy, who soon returned with the horses. Carefully reserving their fire, the King'a Rifles allowed the Beers to advance almost to the 'dge of the trench and then poured volley after volley into the astounded Boers, who turned and fled from an awful hail of bullets, bolting across the open, where the artillery of the British poured in a terrible and effective shell fire. The enemy lost heavily. "Meanwhile another section of the Boers had brought a mortar into ac tion, firing heavy shells. Our guns, concentrating on it, soon silenced this weapon, the enemy's artillerymen flee ing headlong. The Boers then advanced in force with a view of repairing the mortar, but our artillery shelled and scattered them right and left. "The fighting was all over at 11 o'clock. Promptly at noon General White ordered a salute of 21 guns in honor of the birthday of the Prince of Wales. As cannon boomed cheer after cheer rang out from the troops and a scene of enthusiasm probably without parallel in history followed. "At Casear's camp, which protects the town on the southwest, the Man chester regiment held the position. De scending under cover of the British guns for some distance on the further side of the hill, they found several hundred Boers hiding in a ditch out of the way of British shells. They poured volley after volley into the enemy, scattering them and inflicting heavy loss. 'The Boers were driven back at ev ery point, with a loss estimated at 800 men. Nothing important occurred un til Tuesday, Nov. 14, when a strong force, chiefly cavalry and artillery, re connoltering, came upon the enemy near the Colenso road and drove them hack to their main positions. Our shell fire was most effective and inflicted considerable damage. Our own loss was one man. T.hat sanhe day a oBeer shell killed a troojer of the N~tla moqited rfInes who was sleeping in his tent. All our men are tit, well and in gogd spirits. It is reported that the lyditte is. terrifying the Boers, who have to be driven to their gun positions by revolvers point ed at their heads. "Ladysmith is able to hold out for months. On the other hand, it is re ported that dysentery is working hav oc in the enemy's oamp." NULL AND VOID. Boer Proclamations of Annexation Cut Little Ice. Cape Town, Friday, Nov. 17.-Sir Al fred Milner, governor of Cape Colony and British high commissioner, has is sued a proclamation declaring the Boer proclamations alnexing territory, im pressing men or seizing goods are null and void and should not be obeyed. He promises full recognition of and fair compenbation for actual injury result ing from loyal adherence to British al legiance. W. P. Schreiner, the premier, has in structed all civil commissioners to an nounce that there is no intention to call out the burgher reserves in the colony, as the colonial government con siders the military forces of the crown sufficient to preserve order and repel in vasion. "Ordinary citizens." the premier de clares. "are only expected to remain loyal and not to give countenance to the enemy." Judging from' present indications, so far from there being a prospect of a Dutch rising, the fact is that many of the Cape Dutch are so incensed at the loss of their property and the destruc tion of railways and bridges that they are even beginning to favor the annex ation of the two republics One promi nent politician goes so far as to say that it may possibly happen that the outlanders will be the cllie opponents of annexation. omeered by flsss. Laerenco Marques, Nov. 18.-The fol lowing dispatch has been recei.bd here from Pretoria, dated Thursday, Nov. 16: "The statement thatt the Boer artil lery is officered by Germans is denied here. It is asserted officially that all the Boer artillery officers were born in the Transvaal. although two were trained in Europe. "The British prisoners of the rank and file have received new outfits from the government. "It is reported that the bombardment of Kimberley was resumed this morn Ing. "Batemnan, a British private, cap tured outside of Ladysmith and brought to Pretoria, has since become insane." Churchill at Pretoria. London, Nov. 19.-The first definite news regarding the fate of Winston Churchill, who is ill, was conveyed- to his mother this evening by a represen tative of the associated press. Lady Randolph fGhlurchill had just returned hobpe from a qilet dinner with a few friends when the. ROod news that her son is living was conveyed to her. The fact that his wound is not necessarily dangerous" and -that he is alive in Pre toria caused her the greatest gratifica tion, as she had been hitherto without the least intimation of his whereabouts. Prisoners at Pretorla. Pretoria, Saturday, Nov. 18, via Lor enco Mirquez, Nov. 19.-At noon to-day 56 British prisoners, including men from the Dublin fusiliers ahd several blue jackets, arrived here. There were large Crowds at the railroad station, but no demonstration was made. Win ston Churchill, who is wounded in the hand, was taken to the Model school. while 'the rank and file are being sent to the race course. One spy was lodged in jail. The wounded had been 'treated at Colenso, Women Prisoners. Pretoria, Saturday, Nov. 18. via Lo renco Marquez, Nov. 19 -Three women prisoners, captured near Mafeking, were brought to Pretoria. The . male prisoners Will follow. Rev. Abraham Hofmeyer, brother of J. P. Hofmeyer, the Afrikander leader, and who was captured at Lobatsi, but subsequently released, will come to Pre toria as soon as he is in better health. Annexed the Town. Queenstown, Cape Colony, Nov. 18. Commandant Oliver, with a portion of the Rouxville commando, has occupied Jamestowa , hoisted the flag of the Orange Free State and annexed the town. Major General William Forbes Gat acre, with his staff and the Irish rifles, arrived here to-day. Buller's Dispatch. London, Nov. 19.--General Buller has telegraphed as follows: "Cape Town. Sun day, 3:30 p. m.-Telegram from the Brit ish consul at Lorenco Marquez, dated Nov. 18, reports that the prisoners cap tured from Estcourt armored train, have reached Pretoria. I believe Winston Chuchill is missing, but as yet have been unable to ascertain for certain." Qulet at Esicourt. London, Nov. 19.-A special dispatch from Estcourt, dated Sunday, Nov. 19, save: 'All is quiet here. The enemy is be lieved to be encamped six miles away. Our position is good and our forces are sufficiently strong to repulse attack." Oceapied Burghersdorp. Cape Town, Nov. 19.-The Boers oc cupied Burghersdorp on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and it is believed that they were then on the way to seize Stormberg Junction. Colesburg Occupied. Cape Town, Nov. 19.-Advices re ceived here show that on Thursday, Nov. 16, a combined force of Free State and Transvia. burghers occupied Colesburg, eAp _Colony, without oppo sition by the pe4ieats, and proclalmed the district to be Prge State territory. The. British troopsl*P Manila has ar rived at Durban. MOVING ON ESTCOURT. Various Bodies of Boers Advancing on the British Town. London, Nov. 19.-The war office post ed the following telegram to-day from General Redvers Buller to the Marquis of Lansdowne: "Cape Town, Nov. 18, 9:35 p. m.-The following is from the-general command ing at Pieteimnaritsburg: " 'To-day at 8 a. m. the officer com manding opr northern outposts report ed that the enemy's patrols were ad vancing across the whole country from Goudton roid to Ulandi, moving on Estcourt. My force stood to arms. The outposts reported various bodies, from 500 to 700 strong, advancing on Estcourt from a northerly direction. One party, 500 strong, moved toward the rail road bridge, half a mile northwest of Estcourt. "'Our outposts fired on the enemy, and one of the naval guns fired a shell at 8,000 yards' range, the .shell bursting close to the enemy, who hurriedly re tired. The Boers were in sight on a hill above Leslie's homestead. The troops, however, returned to camp.' " CURTLY REFUSED. A Request From Amercle to Kruger Was Turned Down. New York, Nov, 19.-A special to the World from Washington says: At the request of the British government the state department cabled to Consul Mar cum, at Pretoria, asking if the Trans vaal government would permit him to take charge of money sent by England to procure comforts- for the British prisoners of war. Upon transmitting the request to President Kruger, Mar cum was refused curtly and told that arrangements respecting prisoners must be made through the general in the field. Although anXious for news from South Africa, this government has heaid nothing from Consul Marcum for six days. It is believed here that thie Transvaal government will not permit him to send news in an open dispatch nor allow him to u~ a cipher. Nurses for the Maine. New York, Nov. 19.--When the At lantic transport liner Manitou sailed to-day she had on board Dr. Hastings and 29 male nurses, an orderly and dis pensers, who will join the complement of the medicdt and surgical staff of the hospital ship Maine, loaned to the British governmoint by the Atlantic line for hospital duty in South African waters,. VIOLA'tED THE SABBATH. AClash Ocursetd Between Two Railroad Compnnles at Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs, Iowa; Nov. 19.-Early this morning a clash occurred between the Omaha & Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge company and the Council Bluffs & Suburban Railway company that resulted in the arrest of General Manager Dimmock and members oO the construction gang of the former corporation, charged with violating the Sabbath. The Council Bluffs & Su burban Railway company is a new con cern. Near the roundhouse of the Burlington road is a narrow strip of ground, on which the Suburban com pany has acquired trackage rights. The other company wanted a track on the same plat and concluded to steal a march on its opponents. At mid night Manager Dimmock and a crew of 30 men appeared on the scene and went to work. About 50 ties and four lengths of rail had been laid when rep resentatives of the Suburban company appeared with officers and an injunc tion. Dimmock yielded. To accommodate the warring factions Judge Aylesworth of the superior court held a special session at midnight to night. The attorneys for both sides asked for restraining orders, which were granted. The old company was restrained from laying further tracks on the ground in question, and the new company from removing the track already laid by the old company. HE HAS AN OPTION On Some Redwood Lands in Humboldt County. Seattle, Nov. 19.-Before leaving here for the timber belt Frederick Weyer hauser told his intimate friends that he was interested in an eastern syn dicate which has an option on a bulk of redwood timber lands, together with 24 mills and 250 miles of railroad in Humboldt county, Cal. The property in question is owned by a number of large firms and com panies, including Charles Nelson, Mc Kay & Co. and the Albion tumber company. The owners gave an option upon it last summer, which expired on Nov. 10. This option was renewed and will now remain in force until next May. The purpose is to control the redwood lumber industry and advance prices. The deal involves property worth between $15,000,000 and $20,000,000, It is stated that the timber lands that the syndicate seeks to acquire from the Northern Pacific company consist chiefly of a tract about 40 miles square. located in Lewis, Chehalls and Pacific counties, where the Weyerhauser par ty is now. The purchase has caused loggers to advance the prices on fir logs to mills from $5 to $5.50 per 1,000. THEY WILL FIGHT. A Thousand Kentucky Republicans Offer Their Services to Taylor. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 19.-The Com mercial (republican) to-morrow will say: The following communication from Harlan county talks to the point: "We, together with 1,000 other able bodied citizens of this county, have ten dered our services to Governor Bradley and General W. S. Taylor to inaugu rate General Taylor and maintain him in the office to which he was elected, however any state election board or any legislature may decide. "A. B. Commet, county judge; S. N. French, county attorney; W. S. Hess ley, sheriff of Harlan county; J. S. Bailey, chairman republican commit tee; H. S. Howard, commissioner Har lan county; J. S. Kelly, United States commissioner; John B. Hurst, postmas ter; W. M. Howard, clerk Harlan cir cuit court: G. A. Eversole, attorney at law." Harlan is one of the strong republi can mountain counties of the Eleventh district. AIYANCE IS A SUCCESS American Troops Find Natives Friendly. MACARTHUR AT GERONA Insurgents Do Not Know Which Way to Turn-The Column Is All Ready to March on Bayombong. Panique, Nov. 19.-General MacAr thur's troops arrived at Gerona in the course of the morning. The railroad beyond this point has not been de stroyed. The captured railroad stock is being repaired to handle supplies. The expedition will go north toward Bayombong to-day.. The signal corps is constructing lines with great rapid ity. A native courier from Bayombong re ports that the American troops left the town soon after they entered and that many natives remain, although no in surgents. General MacArthur discovered here Major Joneson, formerly a surgeon on the staff of the Filipino commander. He resides at Bacolorat and is about to return there to resume his practice. Major Joneson says that all respectable Filipinos are disgusted with the be havior of the insurgents and are very glad that the Americans have the up per hand. , A continuous procession of refugees is entering Panique from the north, in dicating the proximity of other Ameri can troops, probably off the railroad lines. These refugees say that the in surgents have not known which way to turn, with the Americans occupying so many places in the north. Panique is a rich sugar town. Some of the wealthy Chinese and the poorer natives lied at the first approach of our troops, but they are now confidently returning. The rain has ceased and the country is drying rapidly. Monacada, Nov. 19, 12:10 a. m.-Ad vancing through the enemy's country by train from Panique, a distance of five miles, the Americans reached Mon acada, where the natives have displayed a. friendly disposition. The train is stalled here by the wreck of two loco motives and 54 cars, evidently intended, on the main wreck. The freight house and depot have been burned. No attempt will be made to save the wrecked rolling stock, but the track will be cleared, and" as soon as the two small breaks have been re paired the expedition will continue northward. Thus far the advance is a complete success. Captain Carr of. the signal corps has laid a wire from 1Fanique. TROOPS WELCOMED. M[acArthur's Advance Was Delayed by Flooded Rivers. Manila, Nov. 19, 11 a. m. The follow ing dispatches have been received here from correspondents of the associated press accompanying the American ad vance northward: Gerona, Nov. 18.-General MacArthur entered Gerona, as already cabled this afternoon. The insurgents nad fled last Monday after burning the depot. Noth ing else was destroyed by them. Gerano Is the first town along the Manila & Dagupan railway where the natives did not run at the approach of the Ameri cans. The padres offered quarters in the church and convent. The town has one good house. Gerona is the seat of heavy English sugar interests. The trip here was a hard one and occupied six hours in covering seven miles and a half. Most of the time was spent In fording through a flood run ning out of the Rio Tarlac. We have no wagons or mules and native bear ers carry all our supplies. The natives here say that Bayombong was occupied last Sunday by mounted troops, prob ably General Young's brigade of Gen eral Lawton's division. The people here are of a better class than we have usually found and welcomed the Ameri cans, as they evidently realize that their agricultural interests will re vive. General MacArthur said: "We seem to be entering a different at mosphere. The people here seem to be less attached to Aguinaldo's cause than those in many towns we have been in on the railroad line. The command will move northward at daybreak to-morrow toward Bayombong. Gerano will be garrisoned with two edmpanies of the 36th. "Immediately on entering Gerano, Slaven's secouts moved up the track toward Panique. On the way they en countered a party of insurgents, whom they drove back, then entering the town and capturing four locomotives and 1i cars, as already cabled. They learned that 1,500 insurgents had left the town in the course of the afternoon." American Occupation. Manila, Nov. 20, 10 a. m.-The Ameri can occupation of the country between Manila and Dagupan is proceeding with a rush. General MacArthur is within a few miles of Dagupan. Captain Leonhauser accomplished one of the best coups of the war. Reaching O'Donnell by a night march from Capas on Nov. 16, he surprised the insurgent force, numbering 200, and captured all of them, with their guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and four tons of sub sistence. One Filipino was killed, but there were no American casualties. Spanish Prisoners. Madrid, Nov. 19.-A dispatch from Manila says that 200 Spanish prisoners have been sent to the province of Panay and that the Americans have consented that a vessel with food and clothing shall be sent to them. Off for Manila. New York, Nov. 19.-Wives. sweethearts and friends of the 41st tlnlted States vol unteers bade them good-bye this afternoon as the big transport Logan Pulled out into the river from the transport pier in Brooklyn. Although the transport will not begin her long voyage until to-mor row, the officers in charge had the trans port towed to an anchorage just off Gov ernor's island to-day. In addition to 1,300 officers and men of the 41st regiment, sev eral wives of officers will accompany their husbands to the Philippines. Assessments Too High. Chicago, Nov. 19.-About 2,500 Chicago members of the Knights and Ladles' of Honor have seceded from the organiza tion because of dissatisfaction with the management of the affairs of the body by the supreme lodge. Fourteen lodges in Chicago have withdrawn and have set up a rival concern, which is styled the German-American Federation of Illinois. The members of the 14 lodges say they seceded because they thought the assessments which the supreme lodge levied each month upon them were too high. PROOF AGAINST EARTHQUAKES An American Firm Has Designed a Beautiful Palace for the Mikado. Chicago, Nov. 19.-Chicago engineers are designing 'the earthquake proof steel palace for the crown prince of Jap an, which is to mark the advent of American steel construction in the mikado's land, and the imperial gov ernment has appropriated $3,000,000 for its erection. Foundations are being laid with a view to rearing the frame work In February. Around the skele ton beams and bars will be built a house of granite and marble expected to edlipse in beauty of design anything the Orient has ever known. The pal ace will adjoin the royal home of the mikado in Tokio, and it will spread to extreme dimensions, 270 by 400 feet, ris ing to a height of 60 feet. Dr. T. Katyham, chief architect of the imperial household department of Japan, who came to America to let the contract for the new palace, has com missioned E. C. and R. M. Shankland of Chicago, who designed the construc tion of the manufacturers' building at the world's fair, to prepare the frame work plans. Still another Chicago en gineer, Charles M. Wilkes, was called upon to map out an elaborate heating and ventilating plant. In addition to this, American brains will also contrib ute an ice manufacturing and electric system. Steel construction with its rigid inelasticity is, expected to revo lutionize the building industry in the mikado's land, where earthquakes have on several occasions played havoc with structures supposed to be solid. The new palace will rest on 400 deeply an chored steel columns imbedded in con crete piers, and the constructing en gineers say the magnificent pile will resist all shocks. SULZER WILL BE A CANDIDATE For the Democratic Leadership of the House-Still Firm in His Loy alty to Bryan. Chicago, Ill., Nov. 19.--Representative William Snlzer of New York, who. is it; Chicago in connection with the meeting of the eXecutive commttiee of the na tional democratic committee: "Yes, I am a candidate for the leader ship of the next house of representa tives, and my friends think my chances of securing the honor are very good. I would not be a candidate if they did not believe my selection would strengthen our party in the East and help us to carry the doubtful states of New York and New Jersey In the next presiden tial contest. "I will have the votes of the solid delegations from New York and New Jersey and have received assurances df substantial support from several other states. "At this critical time in 'the affairs of the democratic party, it seems the wishes of the leaders of the East should be consulted, and they aver my selec tion not on account of myselt. "I yield to no one in my allegiance to the democratic party, and have no apologies to make for my support of William J. Bryan and my loyalty to the principles enunciated in the Chicago platform." A GRAVE CRISIS IN COLOMBIA A Big Revolution Brewing - Business Suspended-Heavy, Fighting on the Magdalena. Kingstonll, Jamaica, Nov. 10.--The British steamer Atrato, from Barrau quilla Tuesday, and Colon Friday, re ports a widespread revolutionary move ment in Colombia and a grave outlock. Her cargo was landed with difficulty and she was unable to secure an out ward cargo owing to the suspension of inland transportation. Business is practically suspended, famine prices prevail and foreign ex change is at 800. Foreigners are regarded with sus picion, the government claiming that the strength and popularity of the rev olution are due to foreign support. The passengers of the Atrato com plain that they experienced dificutty and, in some instances, indignity when securing passports to leave the country. There was heavy fighting last Wednesday on the Magdalena river. The government claims to have won a victory. The revolution is retarded ow ing to want of arms, but, according to advices brought by the Atarto, is daily gainin;g strength. BENARD ARRIVES. Weon the First Prize in the University of California Competition. New York, Nov. 19.--On the steamship La Bretagne of the French line, which arrived from Havre to-day, was E. Be nard, the French architect, who was re cently decorated with the Order of the Legion of Honor and banqueted on the eve of his departure from Paris by the Institute of Architects of France. Mt. Benard has come to America to con sult with the regents and trustees of the University of California. M. Benard won the first prize of $10,000 in the international competition for plans and designs for the building of the University of California to be erected at the expense of Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst of San Francisco. He was met at the dock by Paul B. Tuzo, who represents the trustees, and who re cently arrived from Paris with the plans for the university. M. Benard will remain here for a few days before going to California. John B. Carey Iead. San Jose, Cal., Nov. 19.--John B1. Carey, ex-mayor of Wichita, Kas., died suddenly this afternoon in this city, aged 74. ALLPORT WILL FORGERY Jury Returns a Verdict for the Contestants. END OF THE LITIGATION A Review of the Long Contest for the Estate of John D. Allport-The No torious Fegen-Bush and the Steal He Planned, Speclal Dispatch to the Standard. Boulder, Nov. 19.--The Allport ~w1l case closed at a late hour last night with a victory for the 'contestants, the jury coming in a short time before midnight after. deliberating about one and a half hours, with a verdict de claring the will to be a forgery. The case has attracted wide attention ain the court room has been well filled dur ing the four days of the trial, eveni,: at the night sessions, many ladies ie-' ing present, and there being a large, attendance even at the late hour when! the verdict was rendered. The vdr dictappears to meet the expectatiots o4, the public generally, and especiallyi those who had followed the progrees of the trial, and particularly those, who were somewhat familiar with the. proceedings in the settlement of Oha estate of John D. Allport since the. arrJval of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley here from Denver nearly three years a$o0 While the verdict rendered was ex1 pected, it was hardly supposed that~i' would be unanimous, as was show~' by the poll of the jury at the request of attorneys for the proponent. This will probably end the litigatiosn that has been so long drawn out antl which has occupied the timeT of the; court of this county so many times. A full history of the matter from the', time that John D. Allport left his home' at Dexter, Mich., to seek his fortune in the West to the time of the settle ment of his estate would make Inter esting reading. He endured 'the hard ships and privations that were the lot of the early prospector and had the habits and methods of life commonly induced by such a life. He was quite well educated and his success In Montana was fairly good, and when he died he left mining property and real estate to the value of several thousand: dollars, the principal :item being an interest in the Minnie Healey mine in Butte. Although a resident of Basin, In this county, he died in Butte, and word was sent from there to his'sister, Mrs. Kelley, who then came here to settle the" estate. On her representation that she was the sole heir, letters of ad ministration were given to her and she proceeded to close, it up. During the later years of his life Allport 'made a friend and confidant of B. C. W. PEvans of Butte, and the cupidity of Evans was attracted by the value of the Minnie HIealey mine, and in cdm pany with others, he concocted a scheme to obtain possession of it by means of forged deeds, and was nearly successful, the well known crookedness' of his eastern partner in the deal, one Fegen-Bush, being finally the princi-; pal means of defeating the steal. The-, publicity given in Chicago papers to thills matter informed Mrs. Farleigh, a resident of that city, that her half brother, John D. Allport, was dead. She communicated with Mrs. Miller,[ another half sister of Allport's, living at Dexter, Mich., and they at once be gan proceedings to secure their share of the property. In doing this they brought an action against Mrs. Kelley for perjury in representing that she was the sole heir, but on a trial of the case she was acquitted on the repre-l sentatlon that she supposed all the, other heirs were dead and did neot know that half blood relations Inher ited. Then came a will from San Fran cisco under peculiar circumatances, leaving the property to Mrs. Kelley.i This was presented for probate and contested and was withdrawn in the middle of the trial because of the be lief that its integrity could not be maintained after the showing made by the contestants and particularly after the testimony of an expert on hand writing, Mr. Tollman, had been intro duced. Following this another will was discovered in Butte last spring, as haa been told in the Standard, with the alleged signature of Allport and the signatures of B. C. W. Evans and M. Gelgerich as witnesses, the body of the will being in the handwriting of Evans. The course of the trial has been outlined in the Standard, and it seemed that the contestants made the better showing all the way through, al though the final evidence for propon ent, of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sloss, was to the effect that Allport in taking din ner with thenm in Boulder a short time before his death haid that he had made a will. As far as the expert testimony went that of Henry L. Tollman for contestants seemed to have more weight with the jury and to be more conclusive than that of experts Ewell and Drake for proponent. In closing the case J. A. Walsh of Helena opened for the contestants and the time for each side was limited to one and a half hours on account of the end of the week and also the necessity for ending the term, as Judge Parker was obliged to open court in Dillon on Monday, althou(h Judge Smith of Hel ena was presiding here. T. J. Walsh of Helena took the time for the pro ponent and made a Wry strong and able plea, but he was followed by Gov ernor Smith for contestants, who sum med up well in the limited time at his disposal. The case was fought harder and more attorneys engaged than would have been possible by the ap parent parties in interest, but it is generally understood that different parties have secured the interest in the Minnie Healey mine pending the determination of the suit, and they put their added energies and resources into it. A Great Slaughter. London, Nov. 20.-A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Sydney, N. S. W., sayS that a civil war has broken out in the British possession of New Guiana, 11 vIl lages having been obliterated, with a hlavy slaughter of the inhabitants. Shamrock at Ho.se. London, Nov. 19.-The Shamrock. which left New York Nov. 2, arrived -i the Clyde at midnight.