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After Long Marches Britons Ron
Up Against the Boers.
Burghers, Greatly Outnumbered,
Were Forced to Slowly Retreat
Before Heavy Artillery Fire.
Advices of Sunday reaching London
from Yet River, stated that on Saturday
the British after a long march, en
countered tne iSoers holding vet
River, with six guns, two beiDg of
long range. An artillery duel ensued.
Meanwhile General Hutton after a
sharp engagement, crossed the river
on the left just before sunset. The
Boers retreated during the night.
General Pole Carew started at daybreak
on a nineteen-mile march. He
first came into contact with Boers
holding the river at 1 o'clock p. m.
The British soon had too batteries in
action, and later they added two naval
9-pounders, two 4.7 and 5-inch siege
guns. '
Thfc Boers fired with great aecuracy,
and the duel continued unabated with
"a terrible din until sunset, and even
later there was desultory firing. It is
xnarvelouos that nobody on the British
aide was injured.
General Hutton started early to find
? the drift on the west. When this was
discovered it proved to be strongly
held and protected by two guns. The
British speedily engaged the Boers,
who enfiladed the dismounted firing
line with a Maxim, but General Hutton
pushed forward his own pompom
and a galloping Maxim and forced the
Boers to leave the river bed. The encounter
was terribly hot. Later the
whole British force crossed the river,
threatening the Boers' right
The Boers must have received about <
the same time news of General Hamilton's
occupation of Winburg.
About sunset a detachment of twenty-six
Australians, who had crept unseen
toward the* river bed, found
themselves^ near a kopje ocoupied by
" the Boers. After firing they fixed
bayonets and charged capturing the
kopje. All was done on their own in
- itiative. Thus night fell. Early Sun- i
day morning it was discovered that
the whole Boer force had fled.
General Hutton, during the night,
got two squadrons to blow up the line
, near Swaldsel.
The British discovered at every one
hundred yards along the railway coneealed
small packages of high explosives.
The Boers had destroyed three
bridges over spruits between Yet river
and Brandford, but in every case it
was possible to make a detour.
The Boers appear to be fighting
with much less spirit. It is reported
that they are commanded by General
Lucas Meyer.
The bridge over the Vet river is completely
General Hutton Captured a Maxin
and took twelve prisoners.
Honored Admiral Dewey on His Visit to
City of St. Lonis.
With a parade of military and civic
organizations of Missouri Saturday
afternoon an informal reception by
the Loyal Legion at night, the
two days' celebration in St.
Louis in honor of Admiral George
Dewey came to an end. Probably
500,000 people, including 75,000 from
outside points, stood patiently for
hours along the line of march to see
the admiral, cheered wildly as he was
driven by in the parade, then pressed
1 J .ama ?aftt rxf wonto/vo
lorwuru IU OUIUO uc? yviuv ut lauwgv
on the streets along which the parade
wound its way through the business
districts, to cheer him again.
At some points of the parade the
crowds were so great that the police
were utterly helpless, and dozens of
brirsed and fainting women and crying
children were rescued only by the
use of clubs, in some instances, the
helpless ones being carried out over
the heads of the almost immovable
mass of people.
Wu Prominent Texan and Many Years a
Ex-Congressman David B. Culberson,
father of United States Senator
Charles A. Culberson, of Texas, died
at hia home in Jefferson, Texas, Sunday.
Ex-Congressman Culberson served
several times as a Democrat in the
lower house of the national legislature,
and was at one time a prominent candidate
for the speakership. He was
for a long time chairman of the judiciary
committee of the house and was
regarded as one cf the best constitutional
lawyers in publio life.
Minnesota Judge Makes Significant Declaration
In Remanding is Porto Rican.
Judge Lochren, in the United States
cirouit court at St. Paul Thursday, remanded
Rafael Ortiz, the Portotffcican,
back to Stillwater prison. The decision
held that bv the cession of Porto
Rico that island became au integral
part of the United States and that the
federal constitution thereupon ex proprio
vigore extended o\er the island
and its people.
Atlanta Book Dealers Defer to Wishes of
the Preachers.
The efforts of Atlanta, Ga., ministers
to suppress the sale of the now
famous book, "capho," seem to have
met with a decided success, judging
from the report of the committee to
the' Evangelical Ministers' Association
Monday morning. Every book
'dealer in the city with the exception
of one, has agreed that not another
copy of this or any other book of like
nature shall be feond on their shelves.
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Secretary Long Writes the Captain
a Scorching Letter Anent
That Interview.
A Washington special says: Secretary
Long, after a conference with the
president, made publio Wednesday
the correspondence whioh has taken
place between the navy department
and Captain Chad wick respecting the
published interview in which the captain
is reported as severely reflecting
upon Rear Admiral Schley.
The department's action in the case
is a severe reprimand, and it is noteworthy
that its letter has been made
public; a fact which, in itself, adds to
the weight of the punishment administered.
The correspondence consists
of two letters, one from Captain Chadwick
anu the other from Secretary :
In his lettei to Secretary Long, dated
New York, April 27th, Captain
Chad wick says be was in n? way privy
to the publication of the article. On
the 16th or 17th of this month he said
he met The Brooklyn Eagle correspondent,
whom he had known for some
years and always favorably. The latter
had previously called his attention
to an Eagle editorial discussing the
controversy over Bear Admiral Schley
and proposing a remedy, viz, the promotion
of both Rear Admirals Schley
and Sampson tube vice admirals.
At the casual meeting mentioned he
conversed with Mr. Atkins, the correspondent,.
regarding the editorial,
and said in speaking of Schley:
"That very sentiment of military
honor demanded that Admiral Schley
should ask for a court to clear himself
of the charges against him, and that I
believed every officer of the navy
would be most p'eased to see him
cleared, for the honor of the service,
and that I could certianly sny so for
"That so long as he remained eilcnt
under those, I would not take his hand
or meet him socially. That it was im- I
possible to advance Admiral Schley
(a3 the editorial proposed) so long as
he rested nnder these charges without
destroying the whole standard of
honor and duty in the navy. That the
whole navy so far as I knew it was of
jhis opinion, and that its attitude was
a matter of self-preservation.
"The conversation was entirely private,
and was so regarded, I supposed,
by Mr. Atkins."
Seoretary Long in his letter says:
"The department regrets that it has
provocation to reprimand an officer of
your rank and experience for inexcusable
indiscretion and offense against
the navy regulations. %
' 'It appears from your letter that in
your interview with Mr. Atkins, whom
yon knew to be a newspaper correspondent,
you spoke of a fellow officer,
your senior in rank, in a way calonlated
to bring him in .contempt. You
knew this to be a violation of the naval
regulations, which forbid the communication
by interviews of such comment
and criticism. You knew it to
be against the good order and discipline
of the service because it is the
example of one officer in high rank reflecting
upon the honor and charaoter
of another?an example which, unrebuked
and followed, tends' to bring
the whole service into contention and
"You knew that the professional
business of your interviewer is to collectmaterial
for publication. While he
may not have justification in publishing
what yon understood and regarded
as understood by him, to be private conversation,
you knew the risk you ran
and within a year had been reprimanded
for similar misconduct in putting
yourself and the welfare of the ser- J
vice to the same risk with the same j
result. Yon have thus asrain and fur- I
ther impaired the confidence of the
department in your direction.
"It is true that your case differs
from some recent cases of offense on
the part of other officers, in that objectionable
remarks made by them
were made on occasions and under
circumstances which they knew assured
their publicity.
"In your case the department unreservedly
accepts your statement that
your remarks were 'in no sense and
in no part intended for publication
nor considered as an interview/ It is
for this reason that it takes no* action
than this emphatic reprimand, the receipt
of which you will acknowledge.
Very respectfully.
'John D. Long, Seeretrry."
Ex-Banker and Society Man of Atlanta* j
Ga.. Declared a Bankrupt.
Creditors of J. Robert Collins, for*
merly a private banker and society
man of Atlanta, Ga., are receiving
I notices from St. Louis through the
mails that their debtor has been declared
a bankrupt in court, with liabilities
scheduled at $226,274, and
assets scheduled at $50, claimed as
The liabilities of "Bob" Collins, as
he was best known, it is said, are
debts owed in Atlanta. Re was president
of the Home bank of Atlanta in
1896. The bank failed and Mr. Collins
left Atlanta shortly afterward.
Standard.Oil Co. Raises Wages.
The New York World says: TwentyfivA
thonsand men employed by the
Standard Oil Company all over the
country have had their wages raised
10 per cent. Mutterings of a possible
labor storm gathering brought about
the increase.
Boers Are Coining.
The Boer peace delegates were
warmly greeted at Rotterdam Thursday
as tbev drove to the quay and
boarded the steamer Maasdam, of the
Holland-American line, bound for
New York.
Cuban Police Ji. (i.
At a meeting of the municipality of
Havana Friday it was charged that the
island police were a demoralized body,
and that the municipal were not much
better. It was further alleged that
degrading outrages and abuses were
being committed by the secret police.
Fire In Mining Town.
The chief portion of the mining town
of Sandon, East Kootenalf, B. C., was
destroyed by fire Friday. The loss
will exceed $250,000.
Victims of Utah Mine Disaster
May Reach 250.
Many of the Dead Belonged to
Secret Orders, and Their Remains
Were Sought.
Dispatches of Thursday from Scofiolrl
TTf^Tv xrprA to the effect that the
extreme estimate of dead -was conceded
to have been too large, and it
was numerically impossible to place
the loss of life at 300 as there were
not that many men in the mine. The
probabilities are that 230 will be
about the total number of dead.
There were not enough coffins in
the camp to bury the dead, and to add
horror to the situation the bodies were
rapidly decomposing.
There were fifty bodies for which
no provision for burial had been
made. A joint committee of Odd
Fellows and Knights of Pythias spent
the day among the dead, identifying
members pf their orders. They found
about twenty of each among the dead.
The school children of the city gathered
a carload of flowers which were'
sent to Scofield in a special car at their
Subscriptions for the relief of the
sufferers are coming in from all over
the state, and the total now amounts
to $13,000.
President Mcixiuiey seni me iouuwing
telegram to the governor of Utah:
"Executive Mansion, Washington,
May 3.?Governor Wells, Salt Lake
City, Utah: I desire to express my intense
sorrow on learning the terrible
calamity which has occurred at Scofield
and my deep sympathy with the
wives, children and friends Of the unfortunate
victims of the explosion.
"William McKinley."
condolence feom fbance.
The French ambassador called on
President McKinley and Secretary
Hay Thursday and conveyed the condolence
of the French republic to the
people of the United States over the
mine disaster at Salt Lake City, He
handed the secretary the following
personal letter on the subject:
"Embassay of the French Republic
in the United States, Washington,
May 3, 1900?Mr. Secretary of State:
The president of the French repubiio
has just heard of the terrible catastrophe
which has taken place at Salt
Lake City. He. has instructed me to
be his interpreter near the president
of the United States of America, and
to assure him of the sympathy which
he feels on account of this sad event.
In transmitting to me the expressions
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m xne seuuiuuiiiti ut x icsiuout uvuuov,
M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs,
likewise intrusts me to convey
to the American government the expression
of the profound sympathy of
the government of the republic.
"Be pleased to accept, Mr. Secretary
of State, the assurances of my
high consideration.
"Jules Cambon."
Florida Central and Peninsular Glvei
Sonthern Notice To That Effect.
The Florida Central and Peninsular
railway system gave formal notice to
the Southern railway Thursday that
on and after May 10th it would discontinue
the use of the tracks, bridge
and terminals of the latter company at
and near Columbia, S. C., and will
operate their own trains over their
own tracks all the way from Petersburg,
Va., to Jacksonville and Tampa.
Track laying on the line between
Richmond and Petersburg has been
finished, and the new Seaboard Air
Line railway will soon run through
train service between New York and
Tampa, using its own tracks from
Richmond to the extreme southern
portion of Florida.
.Told Their Great Quadrennial Conference
In Coluinbu*. O.
The quadrennial conference of the
A. M. E. church opened at Columbus,
Ohio, Monday with over 400 delegates
present. After preliminary exercises
had been held and the auditorium ded'
icated to religious services by Bishop
Turner, presiding officer, the quad
rennial sermon was preached by Bish'
op A. M. Grant.
Bishop Grant traced the history nnc
growth of the A. M. E. church, anc
among other facts and figures pointec
out that the church had been growing
in mftmhftrshiD at the rate of 34 ar
hour during the last four years
President Sends a Batch of Important
Nominations to Senate.
The president has sent the following
nominations to the senate:
Sauford B. Dole of Hawaii, to be
governor of Hawaii; Henry E. Cooper
of Hawaii, to be secretary of Hawaii;
E. C. Bellows of Washington, tc
be consul general at Yokohama; Lieutenant
Commander Samuel C. Lemly,
United States navy, of North Caroli
na, to be judge advocate-general ol
the navy, with rank of captain, foi
the term of four years.
Census Men Begin Work.
The collection of census statistics ir
regard to manufacturing has been be
gua in New York and Chicago, anc
will noon be under way in seven of th<
other principal cities. The collectioi
of such statistics must be completed
within ninety days.
More Work For Bill.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austrii
has appointed Emperor William o
Germany field marshal general of thi
Austrian army.
Witnesses Locate Window From
Which Fatal Shot Was Fired
At William Goebel.
The most important testimony yet
in connection with the assassination of
Goebel was brought out at Frankfort
Friday night in the hearing for bail
in the Culton case. Assistant Secretary
of State J. B. Matthews and Mckenzie
Todd, private secretary to
Governor Taylor, were the star witnesses
and gave testimony nearly as
sensational as that of Culton.
Matthews stated that pardons were
issued also to Charles Finley, John
L. Powers, Harlan Whittaker and
possibly W. H. Culton. The witnesses
first said a pardon had been
iatmo/l f!nltnn. but later said he
was not sure as to Culton, but said he
thought he entered a pardon for him
at the same time he entered the other
three pardons and those to Caleb
Powers and John Davis, March 10th.
The Culton case was resumed Friday
with Captain J. F. Howe, a Barbourville
military officer, on the stand. Ho
testified regarding Caleb and John
Powers coming to him ten days before
the assasination and trying to get him
to bring his company to Frankfort disguised
as citizens. He declined to do
so unless ordered by Governor Taylor,
and no orders came until after the assassination.
;Captain Chinn, who was with Goebel
when he was shot, stated that he was
sure the shot that hit Goebel was fired
from the executive building.
Ed Steffee, who was standing on the
portico in front of the state house, saw
Goebel fall. Immediately after the
shot he looked toward the executive
building and he thought he saw the
barrel of a rifle pointing out of the
window of the office of the secretary
of state. The weapon was drawn in
and the window closed.
In the cross-examination, Steffee
said that after the shot was fired he
thought he saw a little smoke rising
above the window from which he saw
the rifle. He did not look to see where
the shot came from until alter Goebel
At the afternoon session arguments
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were Heard irom attorneys 01 me telegraph
company in regard to the sabmission
of telegrams as evidence. The
court ruled that the writ should apply
only to messages bearing on the Goebel
Several telegrams were read to and
from the defendants, and relating to
the visit of armed mountain men to
Frankfort last January. At the night
sitting of the court, ex-State Auditor
L. C. Norman testified that prior to
the assassination he overheard Judge
George Denny, of Lexington, say:
"Somebody ought to kill Goebel,
and Governor Taylor ought to pardon
the man that did it."
The witness said the tenor of Denny's
conversation was that Goebel's
death would save the lives of other
people. Witness communicated the
remark to Goebel.
MoKinsie Todd, private secretary
to Governor Taylor, testified that he
Baw Oulton and Youtsey at the governor's
office several times. He did not
know Jim or Berry Howard. He saw
armed men around the governor's
office the day of the mountaineer excursion.
Asked if he saw any guns
in the office of the secretary of state,
witness said he saw two there on Saturday
prior to the assassination.
Youtsey was in the room and latex
picked up one of the guns and took a
position near the window. He asked
Youtsey what he was going to do.
Youtsey said he thought there was
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trouoie in tne legisiauve uuuuiug auu
that "if it started he wanted to be
Youtsey said he would not start any
trouble, but weald be prepared to protect
the building if it did start.
Public Printer George G. Fetter told
of printing badges for Caleb Powers
and John Powers which were used by
the 1,200 mountain men on January.
Private Dudley Williamson, who was
with the soldiers in the arsenal, said
that they got marching orders one
hour before the assassination, and
were uniformed and armed at the time
of the tragedy. The soldiers did not
know what had happened till they got
almost to the state house.
Direct From Tampa To New York.
The transportation company of the
board of trade of Tampa, Fla., and a
number of business men are planning
, for a direct line of steamers from that
city to New York.
i British Beat Strikes Shoals and Entire
Crew Take to the Boat*.
i A special from Cape Henry, Va., says;
, The British steamer Virginia, Cap!
tain Charles Samuels, from Daquiri,
! Cuba, for Baltimore, with a cargo of
iron ore, with a crew of twenty-six
i men, including one stowaWay, stranded
on Diamond shoal about 6 p. m.,
Wednesday, May 3d, during thick,
heavy weather. The entire crew took
I to the boats and attempted to leave
1 the ship. One boat with fifteen of the
1 crew got away, but the other boat was
; swamped and six men were drowned,
i The remaining five got baok on the
steamer and were rescued.
Tennessee Congressman Declares Himself
a Bryan Democrat.
Hon. E. W. Carmack, candidate for
senator from Tennessee, opened his
i campaign at Fayetteville Monday. Mr.
Carmack declared himself a Bryan
Democrat, aod his remarks on nationi
al issues were strictly in conformity
?XTAUrnel-on'o rioirfl TTfi (Jg
' WILLI I-JUC iU^Uiacivuu w ? ?v?w.
, dared the Democratic party would go
forth to battle in 1900 as in 1896, beF
hind the same glorious leader and un
der a banner that had known defeat,
but never dishonor.
The American Association Sends a Memo1
rial to Congress.
Representatives of the American
1 Publishers' Association have presented
a memorial to the senate finance
committee finally asking that some relief
be afforded on* account of the
i higher price of paper. The delegaf
tion said the association represented
3 22,000 newspapers. No particular legislation
was advocated.
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Speaker Henderson Refuses to
Entertain Such a Motion.
Colorado nan Pays Glowing Tribute
to Struggling Transvaalers
For Their Rights.
i? j?
Monday was suspension uajr iu mc
house and quite a number of bills
were passed. The most important was
the senate bill to amend the general
pension laws so as to provide for aggregating
disabilities under the act of
1890, without regard to service origin,
and to increase the net income a widow
may be possessed of without destroying
her right to a pension from $96
to $230.
The purpose of the bill is to modify
rulings of the pension office in accordance
with the recommendations of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
General Dan Sickles, who is a member
of the Grand Army of the Republic
committee, was on the floor during the
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consideration 01 mo om. iu.uiijr members
made speeches on the measure
and it was passed without a dissenting
vote. The bill to increase the appropropriation
for the national guard
from $400,000 to $1,000,000 was also
among those passed.
Mr. Sulzer of New York attempted
to secure action upon his resolution
expressing sympathy with the South
African republics, but was cut off by
the speaker.
Mr. Sulzer first sought recognition
before the journal had been approved,
and the speaker ruled him out of order.
A moment later after the journal
had been approved Mr. Sulzer again
demanded recognition.
"For what purpose does the gentleman
rise?" inquired the speaker.
"This being suspension day," replied
Mr. Sulzer, "I rise for the purpose
of moving to suspend the rules
and adopt a resolution expressing
sympathy with the patriotic Boers who
are fighting for liberty in South Africa."
(Applause in the galleries.)
"The chair declines to recognize the
gentleman for that purpose," replied
the speaker.
"Is it because the chair is opposed
to the resolution?" asked Mr. Sulzer.
"The gentleman is out of order."
"A parliamentary inquiry!" shouted
Mr. Sulzer.
"The gentleman will state his
"I desire to know whether a mem*
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oer 01 mis nouse ua? nut we nguv iu
make a motion in accordance with the
rules of this house?"
"The chair," replied the speaker,
"must perform its duty in making recognition
to suspend the rules. The
gentleman is out of order and will
take bis seat."
Thereupon Mr. Sulzer subsided.
At Monday's session of the senate
Mr. Teller, of Colorado, delivered a
speech in which he strongly urged the
senate to extend its sympathy to the
Boers in their contest with Great
Britain. He devoted himself to a discussion
of his resolution, the adoption
of which, he maintained, could not be
considered by the British government
as an unfriendly act.
Mr. Teller called attention to the
fact that his resolution was a paraphrase
of the Cuban plank of the Republican
national platform in 1896.
He found a precedent for it in the
resolution offered in the house of representatives
by Mr. Clay, of Kentucky,
iu 1831 in the interest of the South
American republics and in many subsequent
resolutions of a similar character.
He said it was argued that the
Boers were not struggling for liberty,
but were simply in rebellion against
the British empire, which claimed dominion
over them.
He regarded this as a begging of the
question unworthy of serious consideration.
He maintained that Great
Britain had no jurisdiction for the
claims it made upon the Boers and the
South African republics. Mr. Teller
paid a nign trioute 10 xne .Doera at* a
people, denominating them as a ' 'kindly,
brave, wise and Christian people."
"We onght," said Mr. Teller "to
declare our sympathy for the Boers. I
have said nothing against the government
of Great Britain, and I do not
intend to, except to say I think the
best sentiment of Great Britain and
the United States is against this war.
I believe that if the great and noble
woman who presides over England had
had her way there would have been no
Advices From Manilla Show That He It
Very Much Alive.
Telegrams received from General
Young report that Aguinaldo has rejoined
the rebel General Tino in the
north and that they have assembled a
considerable force in the mountains.
General Young desires to strike them
before the rains and asks for reinforce
The tenor of the dispatches indicates
that General Young is confident
that Aguinaldo is with Tino and it is
presumed they are planning to resume
fighting during the rains.
Hartzell Sides With Britons.
A Chicago dispatch says: Bishop
J. C. Hartzell, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, pleaded the cause of the
Briton in the Transvaal Thursday before
an audience that almost filled the
j auditorium. He spoke from impressions
gained by personal observation
of conditions in South Africa, and
made his argument in behalf of the
British. The audience was pro British
in its sympathies.
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Roberts Slowly Pushing His Way
Toward Pretoria, Forcing Boers
Back as He Proceeds.
A London special of Tuesday says:
The Boers are everywhere retiring before
the British except on the Natal
frontier, and at Mafeking, to the inner
circle of their defences. They appear
determined not to fight until the
Kroonstad hills are reached.
Lord Roberts is expected to do another
forty or fifty miles and then wait
for a time in order to bring up supplies
and to repair the railway. There
are one or two hints in the dispatches
from the front that he may rest for a
few days at Smaidel.
The capture of Winburg by tlieJBritish
is confirmed and the main advance
to Pretoria continues with the machine-like
precision and rapidity
which has characterized all of Lord
Roberts' forward movements. By the
occupation of Winburg, General Ian
Hamilton puts himself nearly parallel
with Lord Roberts and only twentynine
miles eastward, while he has the
additional advantage of being connected
with his chief by means of the railroad
that runs from Smaldeel, or Winburg
road station, as it is sometimes
called, to Winburg.
The only feature of the carefully devised
plan or general advance not disclosed
by the swift developments, is
that part General Buller has elected to
take iu the operations. At present
there are no indications of any movement
on the part of the Natal army.
Doubtless a few days or less will bring
out the British line of action before
the Biggarsberg.
Lord Roberts is now nine miles
north of the Yet and sixty-three miles
north of Bloemfontein. The Boers
are retreating toward Kroonstad.
A special dispatch from Smaldeel
(Winbilrg road station) dated 9:45 p.
m., Sunday, May 6th, gives details of
the occupatfon of Winburg, by the
British. It says:
"News has just come here that General
Hamilton is giving the Boers no
rest and that they are falling back
hurriedly. He entered Wimburg today
after a brisk fight, in which the
Boers fell back so quckly that one of
their guns, in addition to a maxim,
was abandoned."
The same dispatch, describing the
crossing of the Yet river, says:
"The Boer forces intrenched on the
opposite bank, prepared to contest the
crossing. Our guns were brought
into play and a terrific shell fire was
directed on the Boer lines. At the
same time the Queenslanders, under a
heavy fire, dashed across the river,
and, advancing in the open, completely
turned the Boer right. It was dusk,
but nothing could stop the gallant
Australians. They pushed on again,
seized a commanding kopje and, by
brilliant movements and continuous
rifle fire, drove off the enemy in the
Furniture Factory and Thirty Other
Houses Go Up In Sinoke.
Fire at Atlanta, Ga., Monday afternoon
swept over five or six acres, consuming
thirty-four dwelling houses
and a furniture factory, just outside
the city limits, and near Marietta
street and Ponders avenue, resulting
in a total loss of about $130,000.
The factory destroyed belonged to
the Ware Furniture Manufacturing
Company, and it consisted of three
three-story buildings, with a large
plant for the manufacture of the furniture.
It is estimated that the company
lost about $100,000, with an insurance
of about $40,000.
The majority of those residing in j
the houses that were destroyed were
people of small means, and in many
instances the families will find themselves
in an almost destitute condition.
The household effects of a great
number were burned, and the:furniture
and goods saved were damaged
by the rough handling received during
the excitement.
Immediately after the fire subscrip-1
tions were started for the relief of the
Eleven Horses Burned.
The stables of the Atlanta Dairy
Company, corner of Bartow and Luckie
streets, Atlanta, Ga., were destroyed
by fire early Tuesday morning, and
eleven fine horses were burned to death
and two others so badly injured that
they had to be shot to death.
Governor Well*, of (Jtah, Aniweri Many
Inquiries Regarding Miners' Families.
In response to many inquiries from
citizens of the United States making
generous proffers of financial assistance
for the stricken families of the
victims of the Scofield, Utah, disaster,
Governor Wells will issue an address
stating in view of the appalling magnitude
of the mortality and the very j
large number of dependent women and !
children requiring care and sustenance,
that contributions will be gratefully
received from kindly disposed and
sympathetic people everywhere.
ronBolidat?d Street Railway Company
Comes to Terms.
The strike of the employes of the
Big Consolidated Street Railway company
in Cleveland, Ohio, which resulted
in much rioting during its progress
last summer, has just been formally
declared off by the union.
A boycott was successfully maintained
against the various lines of the
company for 'several months after the
strike had been broken, which proved
very costly to the company. It is announced
now that a settlement satisfactory
to the men has been reached.
Demands for Relief Increasing,
The viceoroy of India, Lord Curzon,
wires London that the recent rain
storms have not improved the situation,
that the demands of relief are increasing,
now reaching 5,139,000 persons,
but that the arrangements for
relief are equal to the increasing strain.
Daughters of the Devolution.
Jhe general Society of the Daughters
of the Revolution in session at
New York elected Miss Adeline Sterling
of New Jersey president general.
Delegates were in attendance from all
over the country.
Subscriptions Are Large.
More than 8115,000 has been sub-1
scribed in Charleston thus far for the
South Carolina Interstate and West
Indian exposition, which will be held
in 19Q1. In addition to this amount
already subscribed there is a great
deal more in immediate amounts and
the total will reach $150,000 as soon
as the railroads and other concerns
have stated just 1 ow much they will
subscribe. A bill has been prepared
which will go to congress asking for a
government appropriation of $250,000,
and this is almost certain to be allowed.
The work for the great show is
going on there with a will and the entire
city is deeply interested in the
success of the venture.
A commission |or a charter has been
issued by the secretary of state and
the permanent organization ia soon to
be made. Books of subscription will
be opened in Charleston and the advisory
board expects to see immediate
and magnificent results.
Charged With Murder.
Conductor Thomas Smith of the
Glenn Springs railroad has been jailed
at Spartanburg. In an excursion run
by negroes a riot occurred and one of
the passengers was killed. At the
coroner's inquest half a dozen negroes
testified that Conductor Smith, the
only white man present, did the shooting.
Smith declares his innocence
and says he never fired a shot.
The South Carolina Claims.
According to a Washington dispatch,
the secretary of the treasury a few
days ago sent to the senate, in reply
to a resolution, a statement showing
that there was due South Carolina
from the government $178,938, growing
out of the claims of the Indian and
Florida wars.
A Bloody Record.
Bichland county, in which Columbia
is situated, ?is getting a deplorable
record for man slaying. The court of
sessions adjourned some two weeks
ago and already there are seven prisoners
in jail awaiting trial on the charge
of murder.
The latest case was the assassination
| of Horace Coleman, a mulatto, by a
t.-_ r
gang 01 negroeB. o im uuug *o uwu8vU
by the coroner's jury with firing the
fatal shot and William and Marsh
Curry are held as accessories.
Charter For Telephone Company.
George A. Browning, president of
the Home Telephone Cojnpany, of
Greenville, which controls the combination
of Piedmont telephone lines,
filed a declaration with the secretary
of state and secured a commission for
the Consolidated Telephone Company
of Columbia. The capital stock is
$50,000 and George A. Browning, M.
E. McDonald and M. A. Malone are
the promoters.
This means a great deal for the long
distance telephone service in South
Carolina. Many sjnall lines heretofore
lacking connections and generally
disjointed have been brought into the
Mr. Browning's system comprises
the cities and towns of Greenville,
Pickens, Easley, Liberty, Travelers'
Best, Greer's, Piedmont, Pelzer, Williamston
and Simpsonville.
Associated Charities Society.
Columbia now has an Associated
Charities Society, largely through the
efforts of Judge A. C. Haskell, who
got up interest in the matter. The
society was organized with nearly 200
members. The plan upon which the
sooiety is working is a good one. All
members agree to pay $5 per annum,
half on the first Tuesday in April and
half on the first Tuesday in October of
each year, to go to the fund for the
maintenance and work of the society;
they can subscribe any amount they
desire, payable in the same manner
annually, to go to the emergency fund
of the society. The officers will be
ladies, with an advisory board of leading
business men. Auxiliary associations
in each ward, where the membership
will be at lower rates, will be organized.
Brisk Legal Fight.
A very hot legal fight is on in Sumter
between the Telephone Manufacturing
company of Sumter and the
Sumter Telephone Manufacturing
company. Both concerns have lately
enlarged their business and were considered
prosperous. The Telephone
Manufacturing company has secured a
temporary injunction again the Sumter
Telephone Manufacturing company
to prevent the latter from using
the name or any similar name to that
of the former, and from using certain
patents which the old company claims
to own.
Incompetent Enumerators.
A petition is being gotten up bj
citizens of Columbia asking that the
suggestions of the supervisor of registration
from that district be not followed,
especially the suggestions as to
Columbia. The objection is to the
I colored enumerators and workers suggested
by the supervisor for the district.
The petition will be forwarded
to Washington and will be pressed
before the director of the census.
Congressman Wilson is anxious to sec
that the desires of the business people
of Columbia are carried out and
Tillman and Senator Me
UCuawA ? *?,?
Laurin will do all that they can tc
farther the purposes of the petition.
The confirmation of the appointment!
has been held nD oendiner the showinc
that is to be made against the appointments
being made.
Col. Duncan Explsini.
There are ten or more thousand
members of the Alliance who are interested
in the fund which was accumulated
by the Alliance for the opera
tion of its Alliance Exchange, anc
which has until recently been held ir
the Farmers' and Mechanics' bank, oJ
Col. D. P. Dnr.cau, manager of th<
Alliance exchange, and who is entirely
familiar with the history of the fund"
i has given otft an interesting and im
portant statement concerning tne gss
money in the Cotton Plant, which is
of general interest.
Jury Tampa red With?
There was a sensation in Columbia . 7
a day or two ago when William
Lyles, counsel for the Colombia, Newberry
and Lanrena railroad, moved for
a new trial in the case where a jury had
just found against the railroad $7,000
damages for injury to a woman's leg, on
the ground that the jury had been
tampered with. Mr. Lyles submitted
an affidavit that during the night the
]ury was in the courthouse; others besides
the jury were in the jury room,
and that the jurors were supplied with,
whisky and bee*-. The judge appointed a
special mast r to take testimony in *
the case. A prominent Columbia business
man was foreman of the jury.
A "Whale" Story.
A Columbia dispatch contains the
following news item: A whale, and a
big one, is stranded on the beaeh at
Seaview, Horry county, the terminus
of a little railroad jnst built from thf^g I
wilds of the interior, and people are
flocking to the spot on excursions to
see the great fisiL To add to the in*
terest it is evident that the whale was
killed by a harpoon that he had prob*#
ably carried thousands of miles. The \ #
harpoon has thirty feet of rope attached,
the iron being driven far into 'fJS
I " ' -i_ -m it., c.v rrv? mAZaaBUM
me Doay ui iue u*u. iu?
measures sixtf-six feet in length and 7
thirty-four across the back.
Fishermen and sailors saythetaekler
in the body belonged to the outfit
of a whaler and the supposition is that
it was struck by professional whale
hunters, and breaking the line headed
across the seas unmindfnl of latitude, . . f|
and at last died of the wound. ' M
AM?ult?r Arretted.
Tom Johnson, a negro wanted ia Darlington
for committing a criminal
assault on his daughter, was &rr8Ste&*|f
a day or two ago in Florence county -M
on the plantation of Manly E. Morris,
after being severely wounded. Morris*
. armed with a shotgun, was aiding the
sheriff of Darlington in making the ; ||
arrest. Johnson drew a pistol and ;'%
Morris fired, one load of squirrel shot >?^
taking effect in Johnson's faoe, the 3
other in the left arm and shoulder. Bj
One eye was shot out. The wounded
man was plsoed in jail.
Bishop Capers Accepts Invitation.
All South Carolina yeterdna aredev
lighted to know that Bishop Ellison JSjfl
Capers of the diooese of South Carolina,
the distinguished ex-Confederate M
general, who is now one of the most
eloauent and forceful divines in the
country, has been selected to deKrer f^H
the memorial sermon at the Confederate
rennion at Louisville, Ky., on Sunday,
Jane 3d. General Gordon, oomman
ding the United Confederate Veterans,
has notified the bishop of his :
? appointment and the latter has accept- Gor?rnor
Cannot Go.
Governor McSweeney regrets very ?
much his inability to go to Washing- ^
ton with the special committee which \M
is to go on in* the interest of theCas-.^
tie Pinfckney Sanitarium. He has |g
written a letter to lb. Kaufman, in ?which
he explains why he cannot, '' C|
at this time, go to Washington, and p
assures him of his hearty co-operithA. ^ J
and good wishes and willingness at^l
any time to do anything he can to pro- ; |?
mote the enterprise. *
Reported In House Contains Many I
Items For Improvements In?
The Southern States.
The sundry civil appropriation bill v - v
just reported to congress contains |
many items of interest to southerners >
generally. An appropriation of 135,- :;
000 is reoommended for the oompte- '
tion of the custom house and postalfice
at Brunswick, Ga. The totel cost
of the building will be $50,000 and sf'j,
this amount the appropriation for 1900 %
is $25,000 and the estimate foe 1901
is $25,000. An appropriation of $20,000
is made for the quarantine station 1
at Brunswick, Ga., for the removal of
the station, purchase of a site, erastion
of buildings and equipment ef
For the quarantine station at Sevan-1|||
rial. Oa an ann.nn.iafi/MI ftf
" "i v,a,? ?u ? ' yuiw
is made. These are the usual appropriations.
One new item in the bill it
an appropriation of $10,000 to eon*- '
1 plete the work of improving the La .J
Fayette state road in Georgia front
Lee and Gordon mills to LaFayette.
Under the act cf 1896 there remains
1 balances for the improvement of the 'Js
following rivers: ^
Cumberland sound, Georgia and
Florida, $1,095,00C; Warrior river, v"
: Alabama, $140,500; Mobile narbor, '
$500,000; Ocmnigee river, Georgia, :%
$136,000; Savannah river, Georgia, '
1 $25,000; Warrior and Tombigbee riv-.
era, Alabama, $440,000.
The policy of the committee this
session is to make no appropriation I
t for new work for the improvement of
> rivers, and all the appropriations that
are recommended are for balances due /:
the rivers for continuing the improve- ?
) The amount of $60,000 is reoonK-V,^a|
mended for the Chickamauga and
Chattanooga national park for 1901, !
This is the same amount as has been
t appropriated heretofore.
Bepresentative Brewer, of Alabama;
1 has introduced a bill appropriating '
$50,000 for the improvement of the V;
' Coosa river, one half of the approprie'
tion to be used for the lower Coosa
1 and the other half for the upper Coosa,
General MacArthur It Now in Comsud
in the Philippine*.
In accordance with General Otm's ^
request to be allowed to return to the
' United States, the war department is
I suea oraers oamruaj ieucr.ue
take effect Sunday morning, May 6th, . ^
. the date fixed by General Otis for his
sailing. The other order designates
Major-General MacArthor to succeed ^
General Otis in command of the division
of the Philippines. Brevet
Major-General Wheaton is designated
. to sncceed General MacArthor as commander
of the department of sooth

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