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pHSSiIHERE is only one kind of Geanliness, but
ijff|s there are many kinds of soap. There is
\ only one destination, but there are many
«VffK&l paths that lead to it. If you want the short
est and safest road to Cleanliness, it is paved with
Ivory Soap. Neither man nor clothes ever get
beyond the cleansing power of Ivory Soap. Its rich,
creamy lather extracts every particle of dirt ; but
it stops at the dirt I Ivory Soap — it floats*
Trust Company, for the Bondholders,
Took the Elephantine Structure
Off the Sheriff's Hands—Lumber
men Hold Their Annual Meeting
—They Say Prices Will Not Go
Up This Season.
Telephone— Main 2013 Advertising-
Subscriptions— 279o— J— 4.
Tlie famous Guaranty Loan building,
which has been the subject of so much iit
igatlon, was yesterday sold at auction,
the sale marking the beginning of the
end of the protracted legal fight over Its
The sale took place at 10 o'clock yester
day morning in the office of Sheriff
Megaarden at the court house, and the
property was auctioned off by Deputy
Sheriff Algate Anderson.
There was no competition, and it was
• bid in by Flannery & Cooke, the attor
neys, who acted as the agents for the
Minneapolis Trust company, the pur
chaser?, the latter being the trustees of
the bondholders, the price paid being
This was the most extensive sale by
auction that has ever taken place in Min
neapolis, and it includes the building, the
ground upon which it stands and all of
the appurtenances.
Price of Lumber Not to Go Up This
The Mississippi Valley Lumbermen's
association held its ninth annual meeting
In the Lunvber Exchange building yester
flay afternoon, and about seventy-five of
the leading manufacturing 1 concerns of
Minnesota, Wisconsin and lowa were rep
The following officers were elected;
President, William Irvine, . Chippewa
Falls, Wis. ; vice presidents, S. T. Mc-
Knight, Minneapolis; R. L. McCormick,
Hay ward, Wis.; treasurer, H. C. Akeley,
Minneapolis; secretary, J. E. Rhodes,
Minneapolis. Directors— B. F. Nelson,
Minneapolis; C. A. Smith, Minneapolis; T.
H. Shervlin, Minneapolis; L. C. Coleman,
La Crosse, Wis.; W. H. Laird, Winona;
Eugene Shaw, Eau Claire, Wis.; F. Wey
erhauser, St. Paul; ArtemusLamb, Clin
ton, Iowa; George H. Atwood, Still water.
Minneapolis No Loiig-eor Has a Gar
bage Contractor.
From tomorrow until the next meeting
of the council, which will take place
Mr.rch 16, the immense amount of garbage
that accumulates in the city will have to
lay where it is, or the owners will have
to tax their own ingenuity and purses to
dispose of it.
Tonight at midnight the contract with
Charles T. Franc for disposing of the
city garbage expires, and there is no
(noney to hire anybody to take care of
lurj Fixes Responsibility for Death
of Hultgrem.
Coroner Nelson and Jury yesterday
ifternoon completed the inquiry Into the
Jeath of Theodore G. Hultgren, who died
Sunday night at the city hospital as the
result of injuries sustained Sunday after-
Doon, when he was thrown down stairs
it Berry Brothers' restaurant, 234 Second
Bvenue south.
After being out a short time the jury
Colds m Chest
are dangerous; they weaken
the constitution, inflame the
lungs, and often lead to
Pneumonia. Cough syrups
are useless. The system must
be given strength and force
to throw off the disease.
will dc this. It strengthens
the lungs and builds up the
entire system. It conquers
the inflammation, cures the
cough, and prevents serious
50c. «nd $ r.oo, all druggists,
SCOTT* iJOWNK. CfcemisuCNe^r York.
found that Hultgren came to his death
from a fractured skull, which injury was
Tecelved at the hands of Ed Golden and
Torstein Kjerland, aliaii Thompson, the
two men now under' arrest charged with
being responsible for Hutlgren's death.
As a result of the coroner's inquiry
both Golden and Thompson will be held
to the grand jury.
Purchased by Opposing Lonsr-Dis
tance Telephone Company.
The Krie Telephone system, the largest
Bell system in the United States, yester
day passed into the hands of the Tele
phone, Telegraph and Cable Company of
America. The Erie company controls five
branches operating in North and South
Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Argansas, Texas and a part of Ohio. It
supplies 120.000 subscribers and has a capi
tal of $22,000,000.
The Telephone, Telegraph and Cable
company is the long distance company in
the independent telephone movement.
The American Telegraph and Telephon«
company is the Bell long distance com
pany. The purchase of the Erie system
gives the Telephone, Telegraph and Cable
company connections with a large number
of subscribers in what is becoming the
most important part of America,
The purchase will not in any way af
fect the operations of the various branch
es of the Erie system.
For Penny Savings In Schools.
Director F G. Mcl&dlan Introduced the
plan for a penny savings bank system in
the public schools at a meeting of the
board of education yesterday, and a com
mittee, consisting of President Quinby,
Supt Jordan and Director McMillan, was
appointed to investigate the matter.
May Have Been a Mlnneapolitan.
Charles Noraas, reported to have been
burned to death at Forest City. Ark s
thought to have been Charles Norris, 2311
Twenty-second avenue south, Minneap
Effort Being; Made to Remove
George Gorham an Referee.
A special term of the district court was
held here yesterday by Judge Williston,
of Red Wing. An application for the- re
moval' of George Gorham, as assignee of
John Swanson, was argued and submitted,
as was also a motion for a new trial of a
case growing out of a controversy over
a road between Washington and Chisago
counties. __
Assistant County Attorney George H.
Sullivan, who recently argued the case of
Washington county against the estate of
5 M. Bristol in the United States su
preme court, expected a decision in the
matter on Monday, but a telegram re
ceived from Washington stated that no
decision had as yet been made.
Albert Johnson has been received at
the prison from Hennepin county to serve
eight years for grand larceny.
The society season practically closed
Monday evening, when very large dances
were given by the ladies of the United
Order of Foresters in Elks' halV and the
Sons of Hermann in Woodmen's hall.
Hugo Peters narrowly escaped losing
his life beneath a pile of slabs near the
Staples-AUee saw mill on Monday He
had been cautioned several times that the
rile might fall, but he continued to ap
proach closely and it finally fell carry
ins him unflerneath. Help reached him
n an instant, and he escaped from his
predicament with a few scratches.
Mrs. Abigail Wilson, mother of Mrs A.
L Shespie. of this city, died yesterday
at Osceola. She was ninety years old,
and one of the early settlers of St. Croix
to~settle disputes.
Ke^spnper Publishers' Association
to Select a Commissioner.
NEW YORK, Feb.. 27.-The American
with? desire to prevent such conflicts, if
possible, in the future, appointed a spe
cial standing committee with authority
to secure the services of a competent
commissioner. In explanation of the ob
lects of thie standing committee, the
chairman, Alfred Cowles. of the Chicago
Tribune; the secretary, M. J. Lowen
stein of the St. Louis Star, and Herman
Ridtler, of the New York Staats Zfcitung,
Issued the following:
"This special standing commitee is
substantially an arbitration committee,
its duty is to obtain data respecting
wages paid in the several cities, the con
dition of labor in the offices of the va
rious members of the association, and
such other information as may be use
ful and beneficial to both employer and
cm Th^ e 'committee feels charged with the
sacred task of settling disputes when
ever possible, and to that end will labor
to secure the establishment of a joint
national arbitration committee to adjust
labor troubles between members and
their employes that cannot otherwise b©
"The committee was not appointed to
provoke controversies or to antagonize
labor, but, on the contrary, to promote
a better understanding between members
and their employes. The services of the
committee and its commissioner, will be
at the disposal of any member of the
association, and the good offices of the
committee will gladly be extended to any
member.^ -
Best Ronte and Best Service.
Through Palace Tourist Cars (berth
rate $6) every Thursday the year round
to Los Angeles. Leave St. Paul 8 p. nv,
arrive Omaha 8:15 a. m., via Minneapolis
6 St. Louis R. R.. the Nejv Short Line to
Omaha, Tickets at 396 Robert street
With This Inducement It Is Said
Good Workingmen Are Not Ob
tainable—Gold Mining Busliu-nn
Progressing Well, and Different
Properties Are Shovrlng I p Well—
Olive and Swede Boy Properties.
DULUTH, Feb. 27^-Supt. Flaherty, of
the Golden Star mine, is at the St. Lou-
Is hotel, from Mine Center, Ont. Mr. Fla
herty, when seen by the News-Tribune,
said that he was In Duluth for the pur
pose of purchasing repairs and machin
ery, and some supplies for the mine, and
for the further purpose or employing
miners. He expressed himself as very
much discouraged with the trouble he
and all other miners in the Seine river
district were occasioned by reason of the
scarcity of good, reliable workmen. He
says that he is paying $3 a day, and that
even at that price it is almost impossi
ble to get good, reliable help, and that
the Isabelle, Randolph, Crescent, Swede
Boy and Olive mines are all experiencing
the same trouble. He says that there Is
sufficient employment in the country for
a great many men more than are now
Mr. Flaherty says that since he took
charge of the Golden Star he has bent
his efforts to the blocking out of stop
ping ground for future work, and that
he now has sufficient pay ore blocked
out to keep his ten-stamp mill In opera
tion for a long time to comfe. Just before
coming to Duluth he visited the Ran
dolph property, immediately adjoining
the Golden Star location, and he says
that that property is certainly showing
a very fine quality of ore, and lots of i.;
that the Golden Crescent property is go
ing through and finding fine quartz.
Mr. Flaherty visited the Olive a short
time ago, and gave a statement as to
the formation of the different sections of
the district. He says that the Oliva
property, as we!l as the Swede Boy, fire
dyke formations in an uplifted slate, and
that their ore will run, as he is inform
ed it does, an average even of $4 or $5
a ton throughout the dyke, including tha
vein matter; that they have a fine paying
property and a big proposition. He says
that he has not visited the Swede Boy
property for some time, but that from
reports coming to the Gold?n S:ar mine
he understands It to be doing well, and
that under the efficient and careful man
agement of Supt. McLeod a thorough
test is being made of all the veins, in
cluding the dyke matter, by the new
stamp mill lately instituted: that the
Foley property has been reopened, and
all the men obtainable and available are
at work placing it in a position to be a
Mr. Flaherty expressed the hope that
railroad communication with Dulut'a
would soon be an assured fact, because
Duluth is the natural market for the dis
trict. As to the information that it is
deemed very probable that either the
Great Northern or Iron Range roads will
make connection with the Ontario &
Rainy River railroad at Mine Center or
Koochiching, he said that such a move
would do more for Du'uth and the dis
trict at large than any other one thing
that could happen.
Mr. Flaherty is of the opinion that,
outside of the gold mining business, th?
Seine liver district Is rich in iron, and
expressed the opinion that the day is
not far distant when it will cut a con
siderable figure in iron production, pro
vided only that railroad eommunica'.lon
is available.
The iron formation, he said, is con
sidered to be of high commercial value,
and on two properties near Bad Vermil
llon lake line iron ore is said to have
been found which was high enough in
metallic iron and low enough in titanicim
and phosphorus to be Bessemer ore.
Swedish Lutheran Organisation De
cline's to Receive a Suicide.
BRAINERD, Minn., Feb. 27.— The row
that ensued among the members of the
Swedish Lutheran church here on ac
count of the refusal of the church officials
to permit the funeral of a suicide at the
church bids fair to cause a split in that
Charles Johnson took his own life a few
days ago and all arrangements were per
fected for the funeral at the church. Ob
jection was made by a portion of the
congregation, on account of the fact that
Johnson had taken his own life, and after
two days of quarreling, during which
much bitter feeling was engendered, the
objectors were sustained by the church
officials and Johnson's friends were com
pelled to seek elsewhere for funeral ac
commodations, finding a welcome at the
Congregational church. Friends of John
son and those who were not opposed to
the funeral being held at the Swedish
church are attempting to organize a new
Corpse of Supposed Murdered Man
Found Kttilly Mutilated.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., Feb. 27.— A sen
sation followed the action of the county
attorney here today when the body of
Carl Miller, who it is alleged was mur
dered, was taken up from the grave,
brought to town and held at the county
jail behind locked doors. The purpose of
the move is to establish the charge of foul
play. The trial of "William Kickbusch,
thesecond defendant in the Miller murder
case, is in progress now and it is ex
pected evidence of an important nature
will be adduced by the prosecution from
facts discovered through explanation and
thorough examination of the remains,
which are said to be badly mutilated.
A peculiar feature of the case Is that
when the grave was opened the coffin was
found without the customary rough box
inclosing it and the coffin lid had been
split and broken with large stones which
were found on top of the lid. It is stated
that some of the persons who have been
made defendants in the case were in
charge at Miller's funeral.
New Dairy Association.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.. Feb. 27.—
(Special.)— Yesterday a number of our
Curs Is Permanani
Dr. A. T. Sanden :
This Is to certify that Sanden'B Electric
Belt cured me of a weafc back, caused from
kidney troubles . I wore tbe belt about three
weeks stead r, and have never been bothered
since, and that was five years asro.
Oil E. 22dst., Minneapolis, Minn.
A man suffering with weak back and
kidneys wants a complete and permanent
cure, not mere temporary relief.
Gives instant relief and a complete and
permanent cure in a short time. For
full information and proof of cures, see
Dr. Sanden's book, "Three Classes of
Men," which is free at office or by mail.
Call or address
prominent farmers met and organized
the Redwood County Dairy association,
with the following officers: A. D. Stew
art, president; A. C. Miller, secretary,
and George Goblish. treasurer. The ob
ject of the organization is to promote and
protect the dairy interest of the county,
to compare results, with a view of ar
riving at better methods of caring for
stock and creamery m-T.-grment, and to
adopt a uniform system, .for creameries.
The primary object is t*j- secure helpful
legislation for enlarging markets and
protection against oleomargarine and in
cursions on butter markets.
The Farmers' institute) closed today,
after a session of two days. At no pre
vious time was it more largely attended
or a greater interest shown than this
year. ■ ,
Gates Company Secures a Tract of
Wisconsin Property.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Feb. 27.—
One of the largest, land deals made In
Northern Wisconsin j was consummated
here today. James L. , Gates, of Mil
waukee, purchased a tract of land com
prisipg 24,000 acres, 8,000 from the county
and 16,000 from the "Soo" railroad. The
purchase price paid was $22,000. Mr.
Gates will colonize this Immense tract
with people from Norway, Sweden, Den
mark and Germany. He will locate
them all in Chlppewa county. The ar
rangements with these settlers provide
that every man must have $500.
North Dakota Realty Deal.
DEVIL'S LAKE, N. D., Feb. 27.—(Spe
cial.)—The largest transaction in Ram
sey county real estate that has ever
been made was closed in John W. Ma
her's office today, when Andrew Stade
sold to Prof. D. F. Bangs the Stade
block, corner Fourth street and Kelly
avenue, for ?25,000 and purchased Prof.
Bangs' farm of 1,120 acres, twenty-four
miles north of here, for ?14,000.
Elysian— Robert Root, for forty years
engaged in whale fishing in the Arctic
ocean, has gone north again and will
join the crew of a vessel that will be
gone two years. Mr. Root expects to re
turn to Eiysian permanently a* the end
of that period.
Waterville— Joseph Wilks, employed on
a farm east of here, is sick with what is
pronounced a clearly defined case of
smallpox. »
Elysian— John Hardegger was given a
jail sentence of thirty days and a fine of
?S6 for selling liquor without a license
Fairmount— At the Prohibition county
convention held yesterday, the follow
ing delegates were chosen to the state
convention: J. E. Robinson, George
Bakkedahl. C. C. Wager, W. E. Lepine
W. T. Lobb, J. W. Daniels and Richard
Continued From First Page.
and within about eighty yards of his
trc; ch€s, where our men intrenched
themselves and maintained their positions
until morning, a gallant deed, worthy of
our colonial comrades and which, I am
glad to say, was attended by compara
tively slight loss.
"This apparently clinched matters, for,
at daylight today, a' letter signed by Gen.
Cronje, in which he stated that he sur
rendered unconditionally, was brought to
our outposts under a flag of truce.
"In my reply, I =told Gen. Cronje he
must present himself at' my camp, and
that his forces must come out of their
laager, after laying down their arms. By
7 a. m. I received Gen. Cronje, and dis
patched a telegram to you announcing the
fact. In the course of conversation he
asked for kind treatment at our hands,
and also that his wife, grandson, private
secretary, adjutant and servants might
accompany him wherever he might be
sent. 1 reassured him, and told him this
request would be complied with. I In
formed him that a general officer would
bo i : cnt with him. to Cape Town, to In
sure his being treated with proper re
spect en route. He will start this after,
noon, under charge of Maj. Gen. Pretty
man, who will hand Win over to the gen
eral commanding at Cape Town.
"The prisoners, who number about 3,00 C.
will be formed into commandos under our
own officers. They will also leave here
today, reaching the Modder river tomor
row, when they will be railed to Cape
Town in detachments."
The above dispatch was read in both the
hoi fee of lords and the house of commons
today. The reference to the Canadians
evoked immense and prolonged cheering.
Mi A. J. Balfour, the government lead
er in the - house of commons, taid he had
no information relative to the Boer gun 3.
How the Surrender Is Regarded by
the Varous Nation*.
BERLIN, Feb. 27-^The German news
papers are disappointed at the surrender
of Gen. Cronje. They admit that Lord
Roberts has shown real ; military ability
and dash, and that the Boers have lost in
Cronje their most skillful leader.
VIENNA, Feb. 27.— The Austrian press
regards the capture of Gen. Cronje as
the most important incident of the war
thus fnr and the first decisive British suc
cess. The Weln Allgemeine Zeitung
"The Boers have now shown that they
are not strong enough to maintain the
offensive, and the British have struck a
blow that cannot fail to have the greatest
possible effect upon the future course of
the war."
AMSTERDAM, Feb, 27.— The evening
papers generally express t"he opinion that
Gen. Cronje's capitulation does not mean
the end of the war. The Allgemeine Han
delsblad says:
"It is a long way between Lord Roberts
and Pretoria. If he is finally victorious,
a more dangerous guerrilla warfare will
begin, and the Boers will smite the Brit
ish everywhere. The Cape Dutch will
form a permanent danger to South
The Telegra says:
"The Boers, embittered, will contlmu
the war with greater fury. Will Europe
any longer stifle the voice of conscience?'
The Nieuwerotterdamsch Schrant says:
"We await with confidence the further
course of events. The Boers are fighting
for their holy rights, and will make hea<l
agah.st innumerable British troops."
The Dagblad of the Ahue says:
"If Great Britain has so much trouble
with the small Boer people, how will she
face any intervening power?"
BERLIN, Feb. 27.— The National Zei
tung attributes the surrender to the su
perior strategy arid numbers cf the Brit
ish. The Vossische ZcKung says:
"Gen. Cronje was not conquered, but
had to yield to superior numbers. Eng
land has not only saved her honor in
South Africa, but has also re-establish
ed her badly shaken prestige as a world
The Neuste Nachtrlchten fsays:
"The news is a message of sorrow for
nearly the whole civfllze* world, outside
of England."
ROME. Feb. 27.-Jhfc capitulation of
Gen. Cronje has produced a painful im
pression in Romo. T'te newspapers "are
unanimous in exprefcfp^ their admi-a
tion for the Boer Commander and his
troops. The Tribuna says:
"The capit'ulation^s undoubtedly im
portant, but it do*s »o* conclude the
war." .? -jj.
The San Fula says:
"Gen. Cronje has attained the object
he desired, namely^-to enable a great
part of Gen. Joubert's army to reach
The Massaggero's *4rtlcfcT is pitched^ In
the key of "honor to the^-anquisned.
The Opinione Liberals; which writes
ironically of the surrender, says:
"The British will do well to make Lord
Roberts the Earl of Petrusberg, but they
will also do well to make peace, for
henceforth they will have lost the repu
tation of being a liberal and just na
Gonsnl Hay Reports.
WASHINGTON, Feb. Z7.-A cablegram
received at the state department today
ifSk" A JACKET SAIE T comNDs attenti ° n
vR Winter Jacket
I wL** or mos * Nothing.
I £}//^ You know the story of The Golden Rule's inflexible methods —
p/U no goods carried over which ought to be sold. Never have we had
/SgL*mJF a more seasonable lot of garments to offer at such bargain prices.
<igr^* It requires no high-priced 'lawyer nor fancy language to draw the
£P crowds of women to this Cloak Sale. Price is the powerful magnet that does it.
Never Again Will Such Values Be Offered. Come This Morning.
See These Three Great Lots of Jackets.
$5 and $6 dfo JA i^k i^ $ 7» $8 dfa J™ i%.
Jackets W I§L w ancl $9 rk 1
for J»#%r %T Jackets,
E A^h V sh u °PP CrS that sold j^ _ \ L^ . On A . . Tab J es '
will have the ben- f or $10; $12, fflf P 1%4^ A e> Sev '
efit of getting the $13.50, $15 and NHL jte^ 111 1 enth Street Entrance,
best selections and $16.50 will go in TMft ZT^I # None on approval.
avoiding the large this sa!e at onl - V - — No payments. All
afternoon crowds. each " sales must be final.
from Mr. Adelbert Hay. United States
consul at Pretoria, reports the arrival
at that capital of Capt. Carl Reichmann,
the United States army officer detailed to
observe the conduct of the war In boutn
Africa from the Boer side. Mr. Hay
adds that Capt. Reichmann was courte
ously received by the Boer officials. The
cablegram was dated today, and It is
said at the department that all of the
business of the consulate Is being con
ducted with the greatest dispatch and
Bmoothness. _
lmrn&H are indulgent.
Marrel nt the Smallnew* of Force
Captured With Gen. Cronje.
LONDON, Feb. 28.— There has been
cheering today for the queen and a uni
versal singing of the national anthem.
This with mutual congratulations is the
Briton's way of celebrating the most
cheerful day of the war. Already he ia
taking stock of the situation and measur
ing the future. There is no disposition to
overestimated the success. The govern
ment entertains no illusion. As announc
ed in the house of commons, 10,000 addi
tional troops will immediately go out, and
the effective will be kept near 200,000.
Lord Roberts has done more than to
capture 4,000 Boers and a few guns. He
is within striking distance of one of the
Boer capitals, and la master of a large
district of the Free State. He has given
a shock to Boer confidence and immeasur
ably restored the spirit of his own troops.
In capturing Cronje he has taken a lead
er whose presence alone was worth thou
sands to the Boer cause.
The best opinion here Is that the Trans
vaalers are certain to continue the fight
with undiminished valor, but it Is not so
certain about the Free Staters.
Lord Roberts has not allowed the corps
of descriptive writers with him to supple
ment his plain narrative as yet, and there
are some points In doubt. It Is not clear
whether the 4,000 prisoners include those
taken In small parties before the capitula
tion. What has become of the rest of
the Boers who held the Magersfontein
line, and where are the big guns? The
smallness of Cronje's force causes some
wonderment. The morning papers, with
out exception, comment on the achieve
ment of the Boer leader and men in hold
ing off for ten days a force from six to
eight times as big as their own. British
opinion Is far more indulgent in victory
than in defeat.
Sir Redvers Buller Is having a hard
time In Natal. It appears now after
forty-eight hours of fighting that he was
misled when he wired that there was
now only a weak rear guard between him
and Ladysmith. Probably some severe
fighting took place at the end of last
week, as an armistice was agreed upon
for the purpose of attending the wound
ed and burying the dead. Both sides must
have lost heavily. At any time may come
the news of Gen. Buller's success.
Friday will begin the fourth month of
the siege of the Ladysmith garrison,
which is seemingly In a position where it
is unable to do anything to help Gen.
Wild Scenes in Vicinity of London
'War Office.
LONDON, Feb. 27.— The enthusiasm ex
hibited in parliament over Lord Roberts'
graphic details of the surrender of Gen.
Cronje spread quickly to the streets.
Crowds of people again gathered about
the war office «nd the other bulletin
places, in spite of the rain that was fall-
Ing at the time, and which had been fall
ing since morning. Frequent cheers were
given for "Bobs," who is the hero of the
hour, and one old soldier became so ex
cited in recounting the details of the
victory that he fell dead.
On all sides, the gallantry of the Cana
dians was much commented upon. Cable
dispatches poured in from the colonies
and the settlements announcing that the
rejoicing in those parts of the world over
Lord Roberts' victory was no less en
thusiastic than in Great Britan itself.
Bombay and Gibraltar, for instance, re
ported "that their cities became a mass
of bunting and that cheering crowds
filled their streets.
It is reported that Lady Roberts, ihe
wife of the field marshal. Lord Roberts,
will shortly start to join her husband.
Dally Chronicled Correspondent
Was Murdered in Mnfefcingr.
LONDON, Feb. 28. — Arthur Parstow,
the correspondent of the Dally Chronicle
at Mafeklng, who had previously been
reported accidentally shot and killed,
Ask your Grocer today to show you a
package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink
that takes the place of coffee. The chil
dren may drink it without Injury as well
as the adult. All who try it, like it
GRAIN-O has that rich seal brown of
Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure
eraine. and the moßt delicate stomach re
ceives It without distress. % the price of
coffee. 15c and 25 cts. per package. Sold
by all grocer*
wae, on Jan. 26, It appears from a diary
of a Morning Post's correspondent, and
a letter received by the Dally Chronicle,
murdered by Lieut. Murchison, a Brit
ish artilleryman, reported to be a man
of fine professional ability. It seemed
that Mr. Parstow and Lieut. Murchison
had dined together, and that they were
strolling across the square, when Murch
ison was seen to draw a revolver and kill
his companion. An inquest was held,
and a finding of willful murder was re
turned. Lieut. Murchison will be tried
by court-martial.
Difficulties Encountered Described
by a Correspondent.
LONDON, Feb. 28.— A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Pietermaritzburg, dated
Monday, describes at considerable length
"the enormous difficulties of Gen. Bul
ler's task," and says:
"The real advance began last Wednes
day. The -stupendous nature of the task
was only understood when, being on the
spot, one was able to realize What it
means to hurl Infantry at positions
aligned in every direction with carefully
prepared trenches, and with breastworks
defended by practically invisible riflemen,
armed with the mosjt deadly rapid-firing
weapons, and aided by quick-firing guns,
which put all but our cannon of the larg
est caliber into the shade."
Commenting upon Friday's fighting the
Daily Mall's correspondent says:
"It would have been madness to seek an
outlet from the amphitheater of hills by
way of Groebler's Klof on the left; a
route had to be found on the right, and
at 2 p. m. Friday, amid the incessant
crackling of -rifle fire and the roar of
cannon, the Irish regiment was dispatched
along the river to take Railway Hill on
the other side of Pleter's station.
"This hill is commanding enough to in
sure our final advance, provided we
could hold it securely and could mount
cannon on it. From Underhrook Spruit
rail-way bridge the track runs along the
Tugela, and it was perilously open to the
Boer marksmen disposed on the kopjes
back of the river, and after passing
Pieter's station many men would be
bound to be hit.
"Beyond the station the line passes over
another bridge crossing a deep donga,
and it was in the approach to this bridge
and onward to the base of the railway
hill that the greatest danger from enfilade
exposure was obtained. It was necessary
to cross by the bridge at the month of
the donga, which, besides being difficult
of access, ran into the Tugela. The path
between the railway and the river was al
most in full view of the enemy.
"Every man of the Irish brigade had,
therefore, to run the gauntlet of Boer
marksmen, and numbers dropped on the
bridge, where the Boer bullets fell dan
gerously thick until the bridge was sand
bagged, and only one man allowed on it
at a time. Very soon fifty men were
put out of action in the race from the
bridge to the rendezvous, and several
members of the volunteer ambulance
corps were wounded in following the
Honored by Queen Victoria and the
Princess Beatrice.
LONDON. Feb. 27.— There is no prouder
perscn in Kngland tonight than Private
A. E. Cole, of the Second Royal Cana
dians, who is the only wounded Canadian
so far known In England, and who was
specially honored by the queen and otlu#
members of, the royal family Mho visited
Nettley today. Noticing his regimental
name the queen asked to see him. Cole,
[ who is a bright fellow, twenty-five years
of age, was ushered into her majesty's
prese-nce and she tenderly inquired as to
the circumstances under which he was
v ounded, Cole saluted and replied:
"It was on the occasion of Col. Pilcher's
march to Sunnyslde, your majesty. Our
iegiment advanced to the attack and
while crossing the open ground I was shot
through the foot."
The queen expressed sympathy with
Cole's suffering and showed a keen ap
preciation of the loyalty displayed by his
comrades and himself in volunteering for
active service.
The Princess Beatrice also spoke In a
kindly manner to the young Canadian,
who arrived In England a week ago, and
is progressing favorably.
A newspaper reporter who asked for
Cole's cpiinon of the Boers received the
following reply:
"I guess they are sticking to it all
riglit. But the forty-two prisoners we
captured at Sunnyside were all English."
Montnen Wbite Talks of Surrender
of Gen. Cronje.
BUFFALO, N. V. v Feb. 27.— Montagu
White, of Pretoria, formerly consul gen
eral of the South African republic at Lon
don, who arrived here today, In reply to
a question, said the surrender of Gen.
Cronje marked the close of offensive
operations of the war. The enormous,
overwhelming British force has compelled
the abandonment of offensive tactics, and
the beginning- of defense.
"How long will the Boers be able to
defend their country?"
"That is Impossible to say. T am not a
military man. I am informed, however,
by men who are competent strategists,
that Pretoria is impregnable. The re
mainder of the war between .England and
the South African republic will be les«
dramatic, and will be of long duration."
Boer General Yield* Unconditionally
to British Cnmmnjiiler.
(From Yesterday's Extra Edition.)
LONDON, Feb. 27.— The London war of
fice has just received the following from
Lord Roberts:
Paardeberg, Feb. 27.— 1 have the pleas
ure to announce that on the morning
of Feb. 27, at 4:35, Gen. Cronje made an
unconditional surrender, including all am
munition, guns and supplies, and is now
a prisoner in the camp. I hope that this
announcement will be pleasing to her ma
jesty the queen, occurring as it does on
the anniversary of Majuba Hill.
Rejoicing In Canada.
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 27-There waa
general enthusiasm and rejoicing all over
the city today when the news of the
surrender of Gen. Cronje waa received
through the Associated Press, confirmed
later by a dispatch from Sir Alfred Mil
ner, high commissioner at Cape Town,
who also congratulated the governor gen
eral of the noble share taken by the
troops from Canada. Flags are floating
from the parliament building and all the
municipal buildings in the city. In offi
cial and military circles there was in
tense enthusiasm.
MONTREAL, Feb. 27.-News of the sur
render of Gen. Cronje was received in
Montreal with the greatest joy. The.
newspapers all issued extras and dense
crowds gathered In front of all the bulle
tin boards.
TORONTO, Feb. 27.— Every flag in the
city today waa raised high when the
news of the surrender of Gen. Cronje be
came known.
Compliment* for Colonials.
LONDON, Feb. 27.— 'William St. John
Broderick, fender secretary of state lor
foreign affairs, when addressing the vol
unteers at Guilford this evening, referred .
to the "gratifying turn of the tide in
South Africa," and paid a high tribute
to the services of the colonial forces. He
said that long marches would still have
to be undertaken and tha,t there must be
privations and further vicissitudes In
store, but the country would never forget
the deeds of heroism, nor the great
achievements of Lord Roberts.
Ciirrun Toasts "Bobs..''
CALCUTTA, Feb. 27.— Lord Curzon, the
viceroy, at a dinner given this evening
at Government house, said:
"I propose on this great occasion to
drink the health of that brave soldier
and former Indian commander-in-chief,
who, on the anniversary of Majuba, has
wiped out that stain, and gained a nota
ble, yes, glorious victory."
Exciting Cliane and Capture of a
Former Kansas Soldier.
FT. SCOTT, Kan., Feb. 27.— Sandy Ca
houn, an ex-member of the Twentieth ,
Kansas, was run down on a Memphis
passenger train out of this city, by of
ficers on a. switch engine, and arrested
charged with the murder of his business
partner at Yale, Kan. He was appTe
hended when the train reached this city,
but the officers thought he was a small
pox patient and released him. Shortly
after the train left they were notified
that he was wanted for murder. The
company tendered the use of a switch en
gine and Calhoun was caught at a cross
ing just out of town.
Completion of the Erie Telephone
System Deal.
BOSTON, Feb. 27.— The completion of a
deal whereby the Erie Telephone system,
the largest Bell system In the United
States, passes Into the hands of th«
Telephone, Telegraph and Cable company
of America, was announced today. The
Erie company controls five branches opw
rating in North and South Dakota, Min
nesota, Wisconsin, Michigan," Arkansas,
Texas and a part of Ohio, and employs
$22,000,000 capital.
jj None genuine unless signed "Blancarb" R
c. FOLGERA& CO., N. Y. Agts. for U. S.JI

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