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OFFICERS OF BURLEIGH COUNTY. Sheriff H. P. Bogue Treasurer E. H. Sperry Auditor W. S. Moorhouse County Judge John Fort Clerk of Court Walter Skelton States Attorney E. S. Allen Register of Deeds Chas. A. Johnson Coroner John White Superintendent of Schools C. D. Edlclc Surveyor John Harold Physician C. A. Ballard County Commissioners—George A. Welsh, Harvey Harris, Gust W. Johnson. 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 Rawlings, 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 E. S. Allen Aldermen—First ward, John White, M. .T. Halloran Second ward, H. P. Bogue, E S. Pierre 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. City 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 OfHpe 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. S. 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. Ilronson, director, government reserva tion, West Main street. Postofflce, Agatha G. Patterson, postmas ter, Webb B'.ock. 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—F. R. Smyth, Bismarck G. B. Furnlss, Man dan. Oflicor in clmriio of consniction of now inili tnry 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 Wllllamsport, 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 cour.ty two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct. Seventh 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. MAILS AND TRANSPORTATION. MAILS CLOSE. Eastern via N. P. No. 2—7:30 p. m. Western*via N. P. No. 1—11:45.11. in. Office hours of postofflce. general delivery, a. m. to 7:30 p. m., dally except Sunday DOX delivery from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. dally. On Sutday the general delivery Is open between 1:30 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. Gen eral delivery fs 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. in. *Tappcn, 10:22 Dawson, 10:30 Steele 10:49: *McKenzio, 11:45 •Burleigh, 11 52 a. m. Bismarck, 12:12 p. m. EAST BOUND. No. 2—Leaves Mandan, 11:55 a. m. Bismarck, 12:10 a. m. *Burleigh, 12:35 a. m. *McKenzic, 11:43 n. m, Sterling, 12:53 a. m. Stcelo, 1 a. m. Dawson, 2:05 a. m. Jamestown, :4a 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 ride on some way freights each way. STAGE LINES. For Fort Yates, way points and connections, Including Glencoe, Livona, Campbell, La Grace, Fort Rice, Cannon Ball, Wllllams port, 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 Lake, Weller, Washburn, Painted Woods, Falconer, Elbow Woods, and way Sundaystage olnts, leaves every morning except returning leaves Berthold every morning, arriving in Bismarck about 5 p. m. For Slaughter, Conger, Crofte, Cromwell and Francis and way points, stage leaves at 8 a. m. Mondays and Fridays return ing arrives In Bismarck Tuesdays and Saturdays. MISSOURI RIVER PACKETS. Benton Transportation Company, I. P. Baker, general superintendent steamers leave weekly during navigation season for Standing Rock, Fort Yates, Cannon Ball and way points, and to Washburn, Coal Harbor, Mannhaven and up river points, as per special announcement. Now Lumber Mill. Two HARBORS, Minn., Feb. 22.—The The Split Bock Lumber company is building a large sawmill about 18 miles north of here on the lake shore and ex pects to be sawing lumber by June 1. The promoters are the Merrill & Ring Lumber comsanv of Duluth. NOT CONFIRMED Persistent Rumors of the Relief of Ladysmith Evidently Premature. Berlin Reports Have Cronje Sur rounded, But This, Too, Is Doubted. General Hector MacDonald Se riously Wounded—Other War News. LONDON, Feb. 22.—A private telegram received here from Berlin declares Gen eral Cronje is in a bad position, bearing out Tuesday's Berlin rumor that Gen eral Cronje was surrounded and that a time limit had been given him within which to capitulate. LONDON, Feb. 22.-4:25 p. m.—The war office has received the following from General Bull or: "ChieveleyCamp, Fob. 21.—ThoFiftli division crossed the Tugela today by pontoon and drove back the enemy's rear guard, our naval 12-pounder silenc ing all of enemy's guns." LONDON, Feb. 22.—5:47 p. m.—The following dispatch has been received at the war office from Lord Roberts: "Paardeberg, Tuesday, Feb. 20.—Be tween Feb. 16 and Feb. 18, Major Gen eral Knox was wounded. Major Gen eral Hector MacDonald was severely wounded and Lieutenant Colonel Aid wirth was killed." The war office adds that no details of the fighting have yet been received. These casualties occurred in fighting near Paardeberg. LONDON, Feb. 22.—It is reported that Genoral Hector MacDonald, commander of the Highland brigade was severely wounded Tuesday. The last news re ceived about General MacDonald of the Highlanders was that they were pursu ing General Cronje. 5:07 p. m.—The war office confirms the report that General MacDonald has been severely wounded. PRETORIA, Feb. 20.—Official reports have been received as follows: Commandant Steyn says that Satur day, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18, near Foodoosrand he fought the British wlio tried to encompass General Cronje's laager and drove them off. They fought until late Sunday evening. The Boers had one man killed and one wounded and captured booty and 21 captured horses and mules. General Dewie says that on Sunday afternoon he arrived be fore Paardesberg and Foodoosrand and there has been heavy firing. He stormed several kopjes which the British vacated leaving their dead and wounded and 40 prisoners in the hands of the Boers who captured the kopjes. The Boer loss was four men killed and four wounded. The fight lasted late in the evening. LONDON VIEW OF IT. XJttle in the News to Illuminate the Situation. LONDON, Feb. 22.—The war office de clares it is unable to substantiate the reports of the relief of Ladysmith. But this does not prevent the public from believing the queen has again forestalled the authorities at Pall Mall and pre ferred to communicate the glad news direct to the public, through the mayor of Windsor, just as Tuesday she had dramatically announced, through Lord William Cecil, commander of a militia corps, the tidings of General Buller's success, hours before the war office was able to relieve the impatient anxiety of the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, as the queen's words are not actually quoted in this announcement, confirma tion is eagerly awaited especially as General Buller's dispatch of Tuesday is very generally regarded as foreshadow ing a juncture of his and General White's forces. Public interest, expec tation and anxiety, therefore sway un ceasingly and impatiently between Ladysmith and Blomfontein. Boiler Gets Little Credit. The practical relief of the former place is regarded as due more to Field Marshal Lord Roberts' brilliant strategy in drawing off the Boers than to Gen eral Buller's numerous assaults, and news of the result of the battle between General Kitchener and General Cronje, reinforced by the forces drawn off from Ladysmith, is expected to almost syn chronize with the announcement that General Buller has reached his objec tive. The accomplishment of the latter event, however, is regarded with greater confidence than iB the ability of Gen eral Kitchener to thoroughly cripple General Cronje, for the Boer general has proved himself so clever and daring in slipping through the British linos that, even if Lord Roberts quickly oc cupied Bloemfontein, there aro ma::y fears expressed that General Cr- TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEB. 2tf, 1900. mignt son preserve tne effectiveness of his mobile force. Views of tlie Critics. The war office has announced that it had no news from other sources. There is yet nothing to throw light on the tuain issues. Regarding the military conditions, the military critics in the afternoon newspapers express the keeu est satisfaction at the phase of the cam paign, as revealed by the latest news, drawing attention to the fact that whether or not Lord Roberts succeeds inflicting a decisive defeat, he has forced the Boers to release their grip on Lady smith, Kimberley, Zululand and Lower Natal, though admitting that the siege of Mafeking may be made more severe by the arrival oi a portion or tne Boer force driven off from Kimberley, en deavoring to avenge itself on Colonel Baden-Powell. Mr. Cecil Rhodes is expected to arrive in Cape Town Feb. 24. Colonel milliter's Attack. Further details of the attack mack) by Colonel Plunier's forces on the Boer position defended by a 12-pounder, near Crocodile Pools, not far from Gaberones, •how that as the British were struggling tip the hill in the dark, through a net of barbed wire, they alarmed the Boer watch dogs, which gave tongue. The Boers opened fire and the British charged, but the Boers exploded dyna mite mines, doing much damage, and the British retreated. An admittedly incomplete list of the recent British casualties gives 9 officers killed, 39 wounded and 1 missing. REPORTED BY CRONJE. Figlit at Seholtz Nek Lasted Until Late in the Evening. PRETORIA, Monday, Feb. 19.—A por tion of an official report from General Cronje, dated Sunday, Feb. 18, has been given out, as follows: "Yesterday morning about 8 o'clock, while removing the laager near Scholtz Nek, we were attacked by the British. The fight lasted until 7:30 in tho even ing. Although on tho whole, the Brit ish were driven back, they each time renewed tho attack. The loss to the British must havo been considerable. Thus far the Boer loss has been 8 killed and 12 wounded. This morning the British shelled us with cannon. Chief Commandant Ferreiera's force was too small to stop tho cavalry from entering Kimberley." LOSS OF BRITISH CONVOY. Boers Captured Oue Hundred and Eighty Wagons at Itiet Kiver. CRADOCK, Capo Colony, Fob. 21.—De tails have arrived here with respect tc the capture of the British convoy at Riet river. It appears that the wagons were laagered near the drift and that the convoy was attacked by 1,000 Boers, with four guns. Tho shelling contin ued all day. One hundred and eighty wagons were captured, containing pro visions and forage. Half tho drivers and leaders were killed or are missing. British Compelled to Retire. BULUWAYO, Monday, Feb. 12.—Colo nel Plummer sent Major Bird with 200 colonials to attempt the capture of a Boer 12-pounder on a kopje near Croco dile pools. Major Bird met with such a terrific rifle and shell fire that he consid ered the position too strong and ordered a retirement. Colonel White, Major Straker and nineteen privates were wounded and Captain Sampson Frence and nine men are missing. An Underground City. LONDON, Feb. 22.—A dispatch to The Daily Mail from Mafeking, dated Fri day, Feb. 9, says: "All business here is being conducted under ground. The resident commander has sumptuous apartments in a subterranean bomb proof." Traniivniil Colors Displayed. LONDON, Feb. 22.—A peace meeting was held under the auspices of the Lib eral-Radical club at Bethnal Green, London. The hall was decorated with Transvaal colors. Resolutions were adopted protesting against tho war in South Africa as unjust. Said Ferrert'ini Ik Dead. LONDON, Feb. 22.—A curious dispatch from Pretoria, dated Tuestlny Feb. 20 announces that commandant Ferrereira was killed Feb. 19 adding that his death was said to bo the result of an accident. BOYCOTT DECLARED LEGAL. Decision by Circuit Judge Stover at Kau nas City. KANSAS CITY, Feb. 22.—Judge Stover, in the circuit court here, declared that labor unions have the legal right to put in force a peaceful boycott against em ployers of non-union labor aiul had legal right to try by peaceful and fair persuasive means, to induce customers of a boycotted person or firm to quit that person or firm and patronize union workers. The decision was made in the suit of J. B. Black, a veterinary, who asked 120,000 damages for boycotting his non union horseshoeing shop. Gage Dined by Merchant*. CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage was the guest of honor at a dinner given at the Audi torium by the National Association of Merchants and Travelers. More t.Vinn 300 members of the organization were nresent. HAY'S 'AH Hfeeklt) tribune. iV:i I Secretary of State Sends House a Reply to Wheeler's Resolution. 6ays Macrum Did Not Tell State Department His Mail Was Opened, Although He Did Protest Against Delay—Nothing in Alliance Talk. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—Tho answer of the state department to the liouso resolution committee calling for infor mation regarding certain charges made by late Consul Macrum has been trans mitted to tho house by tho president. It is signed by Secretnry Hay, and after reciting the resolution says: "Answering the first part of the reso lution: The department of state has been in regular communication by mail and telegraph with Charles E. Macrum, lato consul of the United States at Pre toria, South African republic, since his entrance upon tho duties of tho office. Communications mado to him havo been answered and tho execution of instruc tions sent has been reported by him. His dispatches to the department, for warded through the consulate at Lour enzo Marques, havo during the time been regularly received. The only in stanco of complaint in respect to the transit of the mails for Louren/.o Mar ques and Pretoria was in November last when a temporary stoppage of tho mails occurred at Cape Town, against which Macrum and tho consul at Lour enzo Marques protested. Arrangements were made for the prompt delivery of the consular mails to the United States consul general at C-apo Town, by whom tho mail for Mr. Hollis and Mr. Macrum was forwarded to Lourenzo Marques. Tho delay lasted but a few days, and has not recurred so far as tho depart ment is advised. After that time the department's mail for Lourenzo Mar ques and Pretoria was sent by a neutral route which it appears was known and open to Mr. Macrum and Mr. Hollis as early as Nov. 10 last. No obstacle, therefore, is known to have existed since then to Mr. Macrum's unhamp ered correspondence with tho depart ment of state. Reported No Violation. "At no time while at his post did Mr. Macrum report to tho department any instance of violation by opening or otherwise of his official mail by the Brit ish censor at Durban or by any person or persons whatsoever, there or else where. Neither has he so reported since he left Pretoria, although having the amplest opportunity to do so by mail while on tho way homo and in person when ho reported to tho depart ment upon his return. "Answering the second part of the aforesaid resolution, the undersigned, secretary of state, has the honor to say that there is no truth in the charge that a secret alliance exists between the re public of the United States and the em pire of Great Britain that no form of secret alliance is possible under the Con stitution of the United States inasmuch as treaties require tho advice and con sent of the senate and finally that no secret alliance, convention, arrange ment, or understanding exists between the United States and any other na tion." Hollis Ordered to Investigate. LOURENZO MARQUES, Feb. 22.—United States Consul W. Stanley Hollis has sent a circular letter to merchants here stating that he is instructed to inquire into the recent seizures of merchandise from New York. He requests infor mation as to the actual ownership of tho goods, the reason given for the seizure and other matters pertinent to the subject, and says that he is prepared to receive the sworn declarations of the parties interested. ONLY ONE CONVENTION. South Dakota Republicans Sleet at Sioux Falls May S3. HURON, S. D., Feb. 22.—The Repub lican state central committee has de cided to hold one convention and named Sioux Falls as the place and May 23 the time. An effort was made to have two conventions, one to name eight dele gates to the national convention and one for nominating the candidates for representatives in congress and state officers. Several stirring speeches were made, but the one convention proposi tion prevailed. Send Peck to the Philippine*. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—A boom for ex-Governor George W. Peck of Wis consin as one of the Philippine commis sioners has developed since his arrival in Washington with the Milwaukee convention crowd. The Republicans from Wisconsin and nearby Western states are heartily in favor of Peck, if It is McKinley's intention to give one place on the commission to a Western Democrat. LEGAL RII4HTS NOT REGARDED Frederic C. ItMlierlsnn Tells More About liluliu lliot Matters. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—The investi gation of the mining troubles and the conduct of tho United States forces in Idaho last summer continued before tho house committee on military affairs. Frederic C. Robertson resumed his nar rative giving the legal proceedings ho adopted in behalf of tho imprisoned miners and the difficulties ho claims to have encountered from the military authorities, state and federal. He says he was refused permission to bo present at the inquest of those killed during the outbreak and was unable to communi cate with the accused miners as to their rights, although representatives of the mining company wore present. He protested to tho attornoy general that the minors were being denied tho right of counsel. I'sunl Forms of Laiv Not Observed. The witness said General Merriam was in charge of the "bull pen." These were improvised quarters, as no prison was available, and consisted of old buildings and box cars surrounded by wire fence. Mr. Robertson expressed tho opinion that the United States forces should havo been used to preserve order and uphold tho civil authorities, but, in fact, he declared, they superceded the civil authorities and in some instances, which were detailed, arrested men in no way connected with the outbreak. He said there were no warrants and none of tho usual forms of law, but when a man was wanted he was stopped on the street and sent to the "bull pen." This was done by deputies who acted under tho state officials and tho military au thorities. The witness was still on the stand at adjournment for the day. BET IT ON HORSE RACES. Blow William F. Lyons "Invested" Ills l'atrons' ."Money. NEW YOI:K, Feb. 22.—William F. Lyons, said to bo the president of the Guarantee company of 123 Fulton street, was arrested during the day and in the police court was held in $2,000 bail on the charge of larceny and false pretenses. Investors in Lyons' concern, it was alleged, were promised a return of 10 per cent a week on their money. Tho complainant against Lyons is C. Hortou Pierce, who invested a small sum with him. By putting in $25 for week the investor is promised a weekly return of !?2.50. Mrs. Lyons said that she and her hus band live in Brooklyn and have a cash capital for the business of §32,000 be sides property worth §8,000. She said that they had kept within their capital in their transactions. She said that the business carried on by the company was principally that of betting on horse races. By playing favorites al ways, she said, it was impossible to loso money. Unique Damage Suit. BOISE, Ida., Fob. 22.—A unique suit for damages has been filed by a tramp against the Oregon Short Line. The tramp recites that ho was stealing a ride, being located on the brake rods underneath a car that he sustained tho injuries received owing entirely to the fact that servants of the corporation know he was there without right and did not put him off, as was their duty, and that through their gross liegligeuoe he sustained tho injuries for which he claims damages. Well Known in Michigan. CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—Georgo Labram, killed by a Boer shell at Kimberley, is an expert mining engineer and ma chinist. He is well known in the cop per and iron districts of Northern Mich igan and was located for some time at Houghton, in that state. He has been connected with the De Beers diamond mines at Kimberley for about 10 years. Mother and Two Sons Drown. CAPE MAY, N. J., Feb. 22.—Tho wife and two sons of Thomas Stevenson were drowned in a pond near their homo at Eldorado. Tho two boys, who were 10 and 13 years of age, were play ing on the ice when they broke through. Their screams attracted the attention of the mother, who ran to save them, and all perished. General Bragg* Birthday. FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 22.—Genoral E. S. Bragg has celebrated his 73d birth day. Old comrades and friends from several states were present. The even ing was given to the entertainment of the G. A. R. post and Company E in full uniform. Two Chicago Prize Fights. CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—Jack R: ot, tin clever middleweight, decisively detV::U Ed Denfassof Philadelphia in the i'onvih round of what was to havo been a 0 round contest. In the Huwkius-Kin::v fight tho farmer won in the fifth rouu.i. Voted Prelate Dying. DUBUQUH, la., Feb. 22.—Announce ment of the serious illness of Arch bishop Hennessy has been made in the parochial schools. It is stated that the last sacraments have been administered to him. Rejected Irish Tenants Bill. LONDON, Feb. 22.—The house of com mons has rejected at its second reading the Irish evicted tenants bill 232 to 13(5. FIVE CENTS FRERCHTREATY Senate Committee Makes a Unan imous Report, in Its Favor. Will Reduce French Duty on Nearly Seven Hundred Amer- 1 ican Articles. House Continues the Debate on the Porto Rican Tariff Measure. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—The senate committee oil foreign relations has or dered a favorable report on tho treaty ol reciprocity with France. No amend ment was mado to tho treaty. No opposition was manifested on the part of any member of the committee and the report in its favor will bo unan imous. The members of the committee discussed tho provisions at some length but only for the purposo of becoming familiar with them. The fact was em phasized that if the treaty should be ratified 0(10 articles of American origin would bo admitted to Franco at the minimum rate and only 19 subjected to the present rate. Two Night SesKiniiH Agreed To. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—Before the debate upon the Porto Rican tariff bill was resumed it was agreed that tho do bate hereafter should begin at 11 o'clock in the morning and that there should be night sessions on Thursday and Friday. Mr. Ray (N. Y.) was the first speaker. He supported the bill in extended argu ment. OUTCOME STILL IN~DOUBT. Milwaukee and KanNas City Hustling for the Democratic Convention. WASHINGTON, Fob. 22.—Delegations from Milwaukee and Kansas City put iu a busy day advancing the claims of their respective cities as the place for holding tho next Democratic national convention. Both oities have ample headquarters at the Raleigh hotel, where the national committee is to meet. Probably not more than 25 of the national committeemen havo reached hero and they are widely scattered around the various hotels and in private residences. National Committeeman Wall expressed the opinion that a ma jority of the committeemen now in the city are favorable to the Wisconsin city. ANOTHER WAR CLOUD. Strange ltuniorH Afloat in the Austrian Capital. LONDON, Feb. 22.—The Vienna cor respondent of The Standard says: "Strange rumors are afloat in Vienna, and still stranger things are undoubt edly occurring. Rumors point to im pending hostilities between Bulgaria and Servia. There is no doubt that both are massing troops on the frontiers. "It looks impossible, however, that war should occur, because neither coun try possesses the necessary financial means and neither Russia nor Austria Would sanction such an outbreak." DR. KEELEY DEAD. Discoverer of the Gold Cure Kxpires Sad* denly Xeav Log Angelas. Los ANGELES, Feb. 22.—Dr. Leslie Keeley of "gold cure" fame, died sud denly at his winter home near here. Dr. Keeley came here recently from his home in Dwight, Ills. Witli Nearly Half a Thousand Dead* SAN FKAXCISCO, Feb. 22.—The next transport of importance from Manila will be tho Hancock, which is now due, with a consignment of 462 bodies of sol dier dead. The Hancock will probably be kept iu strict quarantine until the bodies have been landed. There are 45 more bodies coming on the transport Duke of Fife, expected to arrive about March 5. Appropriation Would Be Illegal. COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 22.—Attorney General Sheets holds that the bill pro viding for an appropriation of $1,000,000 for the Toledo centennial now pending in the legislature would be invalidated if passed. He holds that the state can not create a debt for the purpose of aid ing tho centennial as provided in tho measure. Fought Over Temperance Question. BELLEFONTAINE, 0.,Feb. 22.—At Bell Center, James Porger, a stove dealer, shot and fatally wounded Robert Young, a whisky dealer. He escaped and later came hero and surrendered. In his cell he shot himself in the body and will die. The men had been adver saries in the temperance agitation which has long excited Bell Center. Swore in More Crown Members. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 22.—There is great excitement here over the polit ical crisis. The elected members of tho legislature, as a protest against subver sion of legislation, left the chamber in a body. Additional members were then introduced and sworn in, marking the resumption of crown government.