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LOCAL DIRECTORY.
OFflkCERS OF BURLEIGH COUNTY.
Sheriffs H. P. Bogue
Treasurer £2. H. Sperry
Auditor W. S. Moorhouse
County Judge John Fort
Cleric-of Court Walter Skelton
States• Attorney ... E. S. Allen
Register of Deeds ........Chas. A. Johnson
Coroner John White
Superintendent of .Sohools C. D. Edtek
Survevor John Harold
Physician C. A. Ballard
County Commissioners—George A. Welsh,
Harvey Harris, Gust W. Johnsof).
County Board of Health—Dr. W. A. Bent
ley, E. S. Pierce, E. S. Allen.
Insanity Board—J. F. Fort, Dr. W. A.
Bentley, E. S. Allen.
County Justices—Edgar Tlbbals, Edward
Rawllngs, Elvis Wood, John Clark.
County Constables—Patrick McHugh, John
Hubert, David Williams, Ole Sather.
BISMARCK CITY OFFICIALS.
Mayor Edw. G. Patterson
Clerk Henry W. Rlchholt
Treasurer S. M. Pye
Justice J. F. Fort
Attorney .EJ. S. Allen
Aldermen—First ward, John White, M. J,
Halloran Second ward, H. P. Bogue, E
S. Pierce Third ward, Walter Skelton,
J. A. Barnes Fourth ward, S. D. Rohrer,
W. H. Sanderson.
Chief of: Police .P. McHugh
Night Watchman John Hubert
Chief of Fire Department Wm. Jaeger
Custodian of Engine P. McHugh
City Surveyor John Harold
Poundmaster .Chas. White
PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OFFICES.
School Board—Jos. Hare. Harvey Harris,
H. L. Mlchelson, Louis Larson, James
McDonald.
State Officials Offices at Capitol
County Officials—offices at courthouse ex­
cept as herein otherwise Indicated.
Caty Council—regular meetings first and
third Tuesdays or each month at city hall.
Chambers of W .H. Winchester, district
judge. First National Bank Building.
Office of County Judge ...... Webb Block
Office of States Attorney Webb Block
Office of Mayor Sheridan House
Office of City Treasurer.. .First Nat. Bank
Office of City Clerk City Hall
Ofl^e of City Justice Webb Block
Office of County Justice City Hall
Office of Supt Schools.First Nat. Bank Blk
U. S. Land Office ....First Nat Bank Blk
U. Si Surveyor General Webb Block
U. S. court rooms Webb Block
U. S. Commissioner, J. R. Gage, First Na­
tional Bank Block.
Deputy U. S. Marshal E. G. Patterson
United States Weather Bureau, (and state
weather and crop service) B. H.
Itronson, director, government reserva­
tion, West Main street
'Poatofflce, Agatha G. Patterson, postmas­
ter. -Webb Block.
St Alexius Hospital ... .Main & Sixth Sts
Acting Assistant U. S. Marine Hospital Sur­
geon, F. R. Smyth, First Nat Bank Blk.
United States Board of Pension Examining
Surgeons—Dr. G. A. Stark, president Dr.
Ballard, secretary. Board meets the
first and third Mondays of each month at
the office of Dr. Ballard, First National
Bank Block.
Western Union Telegraph office, Main and
Fourth streets.
Authorized Northern Pacific Surgeons—P.
R. Smyth, Bismarck G. B. Furnlss, Man
dan.
Officer in charge of consruction of new miii
tary post, Major E.'B.Robertson, U. S. A.
Resident engineer, new military post, T. H.
Humphreys, Bismarck Bank block.
TERMS OF DISTRICT COURT-SIXTH
DISTRICT.
First Subdivision—At Bismarck, third Tues
day In May and fourth Tuesday In No
vember.
Second Subdivision—At Medora, Billings
County two terms, at such times as judge
shall direct.
Third Subdivision—At Willlamsport, Em
mons county two terms, at such time as
the judge shall direct.
Fourth Subdivision—At Steele, Kidder
county third Tuesday in June and second
Tuesday In January.
Fifth Subdivision—At Stanton, Mercer
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct
Sixth Subdivision—At Washburn, McLean
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct
8eventh Subdivision—At Mandan, Morton
county third Tuesday in April and first
Wednesday after the first Monday In No­
vember.
Eighth Subdivision—At Sanger, Oliver
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct.
Ninth Subdivision—At Dickinson, Stark
county first Tuesday in April and second
Tuesday in September.
Hon. W. H. Winchester, judge chambers
in First National Bank Block.
R. M. Tuttle, Stenographer.
ATT.fi
AND TRANSPORTATION,
MATT .a CLOSE.
Eastern via N. P. No. 2—7:30 p. m.
Western^via N. P. No. 1—11:45„a. m.
Office hours of postoffic^ general delivery,
8 a. m. to 7:30 p. m., dally except Sunday,
DOX delivery from 7 a. m. toll p. m. tolly.
On Sunday the general delivery is open
between 1:80 p. m. Mid 2:30 P*
eral delivery is closed while mall Is being
distributed after arrival of trains each way,
WEST BOUND.
No. 1- Leaves St. Paul at 10:35 p. m. Fargo,
6:15 a. m. Valley City, 7 :50 a. m. Jamestown,
8:58 a. m. *Tappen,10:22 Dawson, 10.30,
Steele 10:49: *JfoKenzie, 11:45 .- *Burleigh,
11 #2 a.' m. Bismarck, 12:12 p.
EAST BOUND.
No. 2—Leaves Mandan, 11:55 a. m. Bismarck,
12:10a. m. 'Burleigh, 12:35 a. m. »McKenzie,
11:43 a. m, Sterling,
12:53a.m.
Steele, 1.43
a. m. Dawson, 2:05 a. m. Jamestown, 3:45
a. m. Valley City, 4:45 a. m. Fargo, 4:00
a. m. St. Paul. 3 p. m.
Passengers can obtain permits of agent
to rid© on some way freights each way.
STAGE LINKS. 'i
por Fort Yates, way points and connections,
including' Glencoe, LIvona, Campbell, La
Qrace, Fort Rloe, Cannon Ball. WUllams-
Dort. Gayton, Hampton, Emmonsburg,
Winona and Standing Rock stage leaves
every morning except Sunday returning
leaves Fort Yates at 7 a. m., arriving in
Bismarck about 6 p.m.
For Fort Berthold, Coal Harbor. Turtle
TfgirA, Weller, Washburn, Painted Woods,
Falconer, Elbow Woods, and way
Sundaystage
oints, leaves every morning except
returning leaves Berthola every
morning, arriving in Bismarck about 6
p. m.
For Slaughter, Conger, Cripfte, Cromwell
and Francis and way points, stage leaves
at 8 a. m. Mondays and Fridays return
V- ing arrives In Blsmarok Tuesdays and
Saturdays.
MISSOURI RIVER PACKETS
Benton Transportation Company I. P.
Baker, general superintendent steamers
leave weekly during navigation season
Cfi for Standing Rock, Fort Yates, Cannon
Ball and way points, and to Washburn,
& Coal Harbor, Mannhaven and up river
points, as per special announcement
win uettmn at mmoeriey.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—The Cape Town
correspondent of The Daily News, tele*
graphing Sunday, says: "Lord Meth
uen's foroe has arrived at Kimberley,
having got through fromMagersfontein
without fighting."
IT LACKS POWER
Senate Committee Hears Inter­
state Commissioners Prouty
and Clements.
In Favor of the Bill to Give
the Commission More
Authority
In the Matter of Railroad Bates.
Law Constantly Being
Violated.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The senate
committee on interstate commerce
heard Commissioners Prouty and Clem­
ents of the interstate commerce commis­
sion, in favor of the bill to give the com­
mission more power in the matter of
railroad rates. The principal argument
was made by Mr. Prouty. He said (hat
the commission was now powerless. An
order of the commission could be
blocked, and even if approved by the
courts, it would take three years to en­
force it throught all the courts. The
order of the committee should be effec­
tive at once to accomplish anything.
He was questioned at some length by
different members of the committee. In
the course of his statement, he said that
grain was now being carried from Chi­
cago east at less than the published
rates. The commission wanted power
to adjust rates when complaints were
made and found valid, and also author­
ity to examine the books of the railroad
companies.
IDAHO RIOT CASES.
Investigation by the House Military Com­
mittee Begins.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The hearing
of witnesses in the investigation alleged
improper action by the United States
military authorities at Wardner, Ida.
began before the house committee on
military affairs. The room was crowded
and among those^)resent were Brigadier
General Merriam and Governor Steunen
berg of Idaho. Before beginning the
hearing, the committee adopted a form
of proceedure offered by Mr. Hay of
Virginia, that the witnesses for the
complainants should be first heard with
opportunities for response from the
other side.
The first witness, A. A. Frazer, a
lawyer of Shoshc^ie county, where the
trouble occurred, testified that the civil
courts were doing business at the time
when martial law is said to have been
in operation. Representative Lentz,
who conducted the inquiry, explained
that this was a groundwork for judging
the need of martial law.
Robertson's Testimony.
Fred C. Robertson, a lawyer of Spo­
kane, told of visits to the scene of the
riots, including what he termed the
"bull pen," and gave a detailed descrip­
tion of the mines where the trouble oc­
curred He explained the friction grow­
ing out of the employment of non-union
miners by the Bunker Hill mine, the
gathering of 1,000 miners on April 29,
and the destruction caused by the dyna­
miting of the Bunker Hill plant. Gov­
ernor Steunenberg proclaimed that a
state of insurrection existed and several
men were arrested and put in the "bull
pen." Mr. Robertson applied for writs
of habeas corpus for the arrested men,
but the courts held that they would not
interfere with the action of the gover­
nor, which in effect, the witness said,
was a suspension of the writ of habeas
corpus.
Mr. Robertson was continuing his re­
cital when the committee adjourned for
the day.
IN THE HOUSE.
Debate on the Forto Rican Bill Continues.
No Nicaraguan Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Before the de­
bate upon the Porto Rican tariff bill was
resuxhed, the senate bill to authorize the
construction of abridge across the Red
River of the North at Drayton, N. D.,
was passed.
Mr. Hepburn (Ia.) attempted to secure
an agree to take up the Nicaraguan
canal bill. He asked unanimous con­
sent that it be taken up two weeks from
today. Mr. Richardson asked if there
was anything in the bill which recog­
nized the existence of the Clayton-Bui
wer treaty.
"There is not," replied Mr. Hepburn.
"The bill provides for absolute owner­
ship."
Mr. Cannon, (Ills.) chairman of the
appropriations committee, Baid he was
not prepared to agree at this time to the
consideration of the bill.
"There is no objection on this side,"
obseryed Mr. Richardson.
Mr. Hepburn offered to make the date
next Tuesday, but Mr. Cannon still dis.
aented.
The house then went into committee
of the whole and Mr. Newlands, (Nev.)
a member of the ways and means com­
mittee. took the floor in opposition to
or to an
Mr. Newlands spoke" for over two
barns. He
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when he concluded. Mr. Hopkins (His.)
who is also a member of the ways and
means committee, then took the floor in
support of the bill.
Defied the Injunction.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—Judge Seaman, in
the United States district court, issued
an order denying the injunction prayed
for by the Chicago Tribane against the
Associated Press. This grew out of an
alleged infringement of copyright.
Emperor Looked 111 and Worn.
PEKIN, Feb. 21. —The emperor re­
ceived the diplomatic corps in audience
Monday. He is described as looking ex­
tremely ill and worn. The dowager
empress was not present.
RflVEBSED ITSELF.
Uinnenota Supreme Court Affirms a Law
Formerly Declared Invalid.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 21.—The supreme
court as constituted since Jan. 1 has
overruled the supreme court of last Oc­
tober, has overruled Judge Kelly and
sustained the other judges of the Ram­
sey county district bench, and has per­
haps resolved the new charter problem
for St. Paul by declaring constitutional
and valid in all particulars the law
passed by the last legislature authoriz­
ing the levy of an additional mill and a
half school tax by the school district of
Minneapolis.
The law thus sustained was identical
with the law which proposed to author­
ize a similar levy in St. Paul, except
that the St. Paul law gave the added
power to "cities now or hereafter hav­
ing over 50,000 inhabitants," while for
Minneapolis, where the board of educa­
tion makes the school levy, the law ap­
plied to "school districts." But the
court goes further than merely to im­
ply a reversal of the dicision of last fall,
when a divided court pronounced the
St. Paul law unconstitutional. The last
sentence of the decision, written by
Justice Lewis, declares in terms, "We
therefore hold, overruling State vs.
Johnson, that the act in question is con­
stitutional."
The court holds that the act is con­
stitutional and not special legislation,
that as to the amount levied it is not
based upon special legislation and is
therefore uniform in its application, that
the levy, certification and collection of
the tax does not depend upon special
law, the general statutes being ample,
and that while recognizing school dis­
tricts organized under special law, the
act is not repugnant to the constitu­
tional prohibition against amending, ex­
tending or modifying special laws.
CLARK AGAIN TESTIFIES.
His Only Purpose in Entering Politics Was
to Defeat Daly.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Senator Clark
of Montana was again the star witness
before the senate committee on privi­
leges and elections, notwithstanding Dr.
Tracey was also heard.
Mr. Clark necessarily went over much
of the ground covered by him in his tes­
timony Saturday. He was cross-exam­
ined by Mr. Campbell and insisted that
he had spent no money for corrupt pur­
poses during the Montana senatorial
campaign. He gave a detailed state­
ment of expenditures for political pur­
poses during the legislative and senato­
rial contests which footed up, as Senator
Turley announced, to $139,000. He de­
clared that his only purpose in entering
upon-the campaign was the overthrow
of Mr. Daly's rule in the state, which,
he said, was so tyrannical that he would
not desire to continue his residence in
the state if it was to continue.
Mr. Campbell said during the day
that Mr. Daly would go on the stand in
rebuttal. He is expected every day.
MEET AT SIOUX FALLS.
South Dakota City Captures the National
Populist Convention.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 21.—The Popu­
list national commite^, presided over by
Senator Butler, took up the question of
time and place for the national conven­
tion. After some debate May 9 was se
selected as the date and Sioux Falls as
the place for the convention.
Most Settle in Good Faith.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 21. —Attorney Gen­
eral Douglas has received the findings
of the Duluthland office in the Andrews
and Clements cases, in which the state
contested the issue of patents to the two
claimants on the ground that their set­
tlement on unsurveyed land, which the
survey subsequently determined to be
state school land, was not made in good
faith and in strict compliance with the
law. In both cases the application pi
patent was denied.
Again Blocked by Talbert.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Nothing was
accomplished at the night session of the
house, which was to have been devoted
to pension legislation, Mr. Talbert (S.
O.) made a point of no quorum and
blocked proceedings. The house re­
mained in session until 10 o'clock in the
hope of getting a quorum and then ad­
journed.
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Mayor McYlcker Renominated.
DKS MOINES, Ia., Feb. 21.—The Re­
publican primaries of this oity were
held during the day, resulting in thq
nomination of John A. MoVickar, tke
present mayor. on a municipal owner
ship platform for a third term. J,
Myerly was the defeated aspirant. p.r.
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TWENTIETH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21, 1900. FIVE CENTS
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Commander of the Natal For:
Sends Another Beport of
His Progress.
Colenso Occupied by Gene::
Hart After Very Slight
Besistance.
Says Also the Enemy Seem to Be
in Full Betreat-Casual
ties Light.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—The following dis­
patch has been received at the war office
from General Buller:
"Blow's Farm, Tuesday, Feb. 20.—
4:10 p. m.—The Fusilier brigade yester­
day took Hlangwana hill, the right of
the enemy's position and commanding
Colenso, the rest of the force advancing
towards the Tugela. This morning the
enemy had withdrawn all the troops
north of the Tugela and had practically
evacuated Colenso. Today, General
Hart occupied Colenso after a very
slight resistance by a weak rear guard,
and we hold the line of the Tugela on
the south side, from Colenso to Eagle's
Nest. The enemy seem to be in full re­
treat and, apparently, are only holding
the position they occupy across the
Colenso-Ladysmith railway, where it is
close to the angle of the Tugela, with a
weak rear guard. Hart's advance guard
is crossing at Colenso. Our casualties
yesterday and today have, I hope, been
few."
LONDON, Feb. 21.-5:22 p. m.—News
has been received here that General
Hart has occupied Colenso,after a slight
engagement,
LONDON, Feb. 21.—The queen, prior
to leaving Osborn House on her return
to Windsor, inspected the fourth bat­
talion of the Lincolnshire militia. Her
majesty announced with a gratified
smile that good news had been received
from the seat of war.
Another account says the queen speci­
fied that the good news was from Lady
smith.
LONDON, Feb. 21.-2:56 p. m.—The
war office has issued a dispatch from
Lord Roberts the main importance of
which is the fact that it is dated Paar
deberg 7:05 p. m. Monday. Paardeberg
is 30 miles east of Jacobsdal. The dis­
patch announces that the railroad to
Kimberley is open and that General
Methuen will proceed there with rein­
forcements forthwith, and that large
supplies will be forwarded to the town,
GUARDING THE NEWS.
Whatever of Good Has Been Keceived It
Is Not Given to tbe Public.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—Whatever good
news may have been received from the
front is being carefully guarded. In
spite of the queen's announcement to
the Fourth battalion of the Lincolnshire
militia prior to her departure from -Os­
borne house to Windsor, that good news
had been received from the seat of war,
the war officials solemnly averred that
they had received no news up to 1:30
o'clock p. m. Unofficially it is rumored
that General Kitchener has brought
General Cronje to a standstill and has
engaged him, and it is added, the war
office now is only waiting the result of
the battle. This, however, though
plausible, may be premature. In any
case the confident hope that General
Conje has been out off from Bloemfon
tein continues to preyail in London,
especially in view of delayed dispatches,
saying that the Free Staters, when they
saw the extent of the British force,
were in favor of surrendering.
The first train for Kimberley from
Cape Town has been sent out and the
neighborhood of the famous siege seems
thoroughly cleared of Boers. General
Buller, apparently, is contenting him­
self with shelling the Boers from his
newly gained position at Monte Christo,
which according to good opinion, is
likely to form his base for another at­
tempt to relieve Ladysmith.
The Westminster Gazette's military
critic says he believes the Boers have
started northward in Natal, and will
raise the siege of Ladysmith and rein­
force General Cronje. But this must be
regarded as rather optimistic, at any
rate until General Buller has developed
the Boers' second line of-defense, which
on every attempt to reach Ladysmith,
has proved impregnable.
A dispatch from Pietermazitzburg
dated Monday, Feb. 19, says all is quiet
Zululand, and the Boers bodies
are reported to be retiring upon Dundee
and Helpmakaar, leaving small forces
and two pieces of artillery at each mag­
istracy.
According to a special dispatch from
Tarkastad, a refugee who has arrived
there says the Boers are 6,000 strong at
Stormberg but that at Burghersdorp
they have only a small town guard.
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Much Sniping on the Tngela.
DUKCAJT, Feb. 18.—Evenin*.—While
\).:'.^
General Buller is continuing his move­
ment on the extreme right and has
made every disposition for the defense
of his position to the left and south of
the Tugela, by maintaining there a force
pdequate for that purpose, isolated
parties of Boers sometimes cross the
river. There is much sniping.
Buller's Casualties.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—The casualties
Among General Buller's forces in the
fighting at Hussar hill, Monte Christo
hill and other places, from Feb. 15 to
Feb. 19, were: Killed, Captain N. H.
Burney and 13 men wounded, 6 officers
and 154 men.
RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY.
Dispatch From Modder River Gives Some
of the Particulars.
MODDER RIVEB, Monday, Feb. 19.—
Although the rapid march of General
French's division was marked by a num­
ber of conflicts, the actual entry into
Kimbs.'ley was unopposed. When the
British were stiU eight miles off the
signalling corps intercepted a heliograph
message from the beleaguered garrison
to Modder river, saying:
"The Boers are shelling the town."
The advancing column replied:
"This is General French, coming to
the relief of Kimberley."
The garrison was incredulous and
thought the message was a Boer ruse
and flashed the query:
"What regiment are you?"
The reply satisfied the defenders oj
Kimberley that the anxiously awaited
succor was at hand. A few hours later
later General French at the head of the
column, made a triumphant entry into
the place, the people surrounding the
troops and intermingling with them,
cheering wildly, grasping the soldiers'
hands, waving flags, hats and handker­
chiefs and exhibiting in a hundred ways
the intensity of their joy. The inhab­
itants had been on short rations for
some time, eating horse flesh and living
in burrows under heaps of mine refuse.
Diminishing rations were served out
daily at 11 o'clock in the market square,
under the shell fire of the enemy, whose
guns opened on the square whenever
the inhabitants assembled. No horse
food was left.
Throughout the siege, Cecil Rhodes
provided the natives with work and
food, and thus kept them quiet.
The miles of convoy bearing provi­
sions for the relief of the column and
the town, slowly winding its way across
the plain in the direction of Kimberley,
was the gladdest sight which greeted
the eyes of the besieged for four months.
General French's march was so rapid
and the heat so intense that many of his
horses died of exhaustion.
At the crossing of the Modder river,
the Boers bolted, leaving their tents,
guns, exen, wagons and large quanti­
ties of ammunition in the hands of the
British. Moving northward, the Boers
again attempted to stem the advance,
but General French turned their right
flank and reached his goal with insig­
nificant losses—seven men killed and 35
wounded during three days, from Wed­
nesday, Feb. 14, to Friday, Feb. 16.
After a night's rest at Kimberley, Gen­
eral French's column pursued the Boers
to Drontveldt, surrounded the kopjes on
which they were posted and shelled
them till nightfall, when the Boers fled,
leaving many dead.
NOW IS BULLER'S CHANCE.
Spencer Wilkinson Gives the Commander
in Natal Some Advice.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—Spencer Wilkin­
son, reviewing the situation in The
Morning Post, dwells upon the impor­
tance of the operations of Sir Redvers
Buller and says:
"Now is General Buller's great
chance. Now is the time to throw him­
self with all his might into the task be­
fore him and to hit hard, without count­
ing losses too closely. He will then
probably defeat the Boers and relieve
Ladysmith this week. Failing this he
will at any rate prevent them from
sending reinforcements to the Free
State."
In conclusion Mr. Wilkinson reiter­
ates his statement that victories are
more important than positions, adding:
"No doubt Lord Roberts has done the
best that is possible, but the essential
thing is still to destroy the Boer army."
More legal Proceedings in mgni.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 21.—The state
oontest board is expected to render a de­
cision by Saturday seating the Demo­
cratic contestants for minor state offi­
cers. The Democratic contestants will
then be sworn in and will make a for­
mal demand for possession of the offices.
This will be refused by the Republican
incumbents and injunctions si-milnr to
those pending in the courts over the
governorship will be filed.
Every State Represented.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Every state
in the Union was represented in the
audience that filled the Grand Opera
House when the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
began its ninth continental congress.
Mrs. Daniel Manning, the president
general of the order, called the congress
to order and delivered an address of
welcome.
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PARIS, Feb. 21.—According to a dis­
patch from Rennes, a factory there has
received an order from the Transvaal
government for 160,000 artillery shells.
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GUERILLA TRIAL'
Military Commission at Calamba
Disposing of the Case of
a Filipino
Who Was a Member of a Guerilla
Squad That Killed an
American.
Case Important as Foreshadow­
ing Future Policy in Sim­
ilar Cases.
MANILA, Feb. 21.—5:55 p. m.—A mill
tary commission is in session at Ca­
lamba to try a Filipino member of the
guerilla band which attacked a squad of
Americans Feb. 2, killing a corporal.
The charges are murder and assault
with intent to kill. The casfe is import­
ant as foreshadowing the policy of
treating guerillas as bandits. It is sup­
posed that one reason which has hith­
erto deterred the American authorities
from adopting this policy is that the in­
surgents have more than 50 American,
prisoners and may retaliate, although a
few of them were captured while fight­
ing.
NEW ANDREE RUMOR.
Noted Aeronaut and His Companions Re­
ported Killed by Esquimaux.
NEW YORK. Feb. 21.—A Herald spe­
cial from Berlin says the Lokal An
zeiger learns that there is anew rumor
at Stockholm regarding the fate of An
dree. The rumor comes by way of Can­
ada and states that a number of Esqui­
maux arrived at Fort Churchill and re­
lated that two white men had "come
down from heaven" last October and
had been killed by a band of Eskimos.
They said they had seen the remains of
a balloon and knew where they were
concealed.
ANTIS WALK OUT.
Question of Fusion Causes a Split in the
Populist National Committee.
LINCOLN, Neb-, Feb. 21.—A split and
walkout followed a turbulent meeting
of the Populist national committee here,
the anti-fusion leaders, after having a
number of their followers turned down,
by the credentials committee, organiz­
ing a bolt and forming a new commit­
tee. This new committee decided to
call a national convention at Ciccinnati
May 9.
CAPTURED BY BOERS.
Secured Three Thousand Head of Cattle
and Other Supplies.
LOURENZO MARQUES, Feb. 18.—It ap­
pears from advices received here that
the loot captured by the burghers yes­
terday near Koffyfontein included over
8,000 head of cattle and a number of
wagons, 18 of which were loaded with
provisions intended for the relief of
Kimberley. A number of prisoners
were also taken.
A DEMOCRATIC PLANK
Election of Senators by Popular Vote Win
Be Favored.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—A special to The
Post from Washington says: Election
of senators by direct vote of the people,
by constitutional amendment, will be
one of the planks in the platform of the
Democratic party, according to Chair­
man Jones of the Democratic national
committee.
Butter makers at Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 21.—With the ar­
rival of the Kansas, Iowa and Minne­
sota buttermakers, all the large delega­
tions expected for the week's conven­
tion are accounted for. Secretary Su
dendorf said a fair estimate of the at­
tendance would be 3,400. The general
sessions will be held in the Auditorium
almost continuously until Friday night.
Milwaukee and Kansas City are malrin^
the most stirring contests for next year's
meeting.
Union Tailors Iiocbed Out.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—About 200 union
tailors were locked out by the members
of the Tailors and Trimmers' Exchange.
The tailors demanded concessions in the
way of "back shops" and free silk,
which the exchange refused to grant.
Union men not in the employ of mem­
bers of the exchange are not affected by
the lockout.
Wheat Is Moving.
DCLOTH, Feb. 21.—Wheat has been
coming here more freely the past week
since navigation ended. About 900,00ft
bushels have been received in a week.
There are now in store here in all 10,
600,000 bushels of grain, of which 8,950,
000 bushels are wheat. Receipts of both
wheat and corn will be large from now
to May.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—A cable to The
Record from Stockholm says: The
Swedish Peace society has addressed &
memorial to President McKinley pray
tog him to use his influence, personal
and official, to bring the South African,
war to okse by means of his media
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