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7QIi. XL, VIII NO. 11(5.
BOCK ISL.AXD. IKL., MONDAY. APRIL 9. 1900.
PEICE THREE CENTS.
Boers and British Are Grow
ing Closer To
gether. THE LATEST MOVEMENTS.
Imperial Army May Yet
Flanked and Cut
Maseru, April 7 Ten thousand
Boers, who last "week massed near
Ladybrand after seizin? Thabanchu
and the Modder river waterworks,
broke into strong divisions and are
now raiding in the Orange Free State.
Bratnbant's colonials are now mostly
at Wcpener. A stjaadron of I5ra ru
bant'a horde captured 400 riiles near
Wepener. The outposts are reported
to be in touch with the Boers, and
a light is imminent. It is persistently
reported that the Boers are preparing
to flank the British position at We
pener, and thus secure entrance to
Warrentown, April 7. Yesterday
evening the British shelled Fourteen
Streams, occupied by a force of Boers.
This morning the Boers place 1 in po
sition a big gan which they fired in
effectively. The British dropped lyd
dite and sharpnel into the Boer posi
tion, finally silencing the enemy's lire.
BOL T II AFRICAN NEWS.
liner Report the Capture of Eleven (lani
from the Ilrltlsh lad are Very Active.
Pretoria. April 0. It is officially nn
nouiieed here that at the Bloenifouteln
waterworks the republican forces cap
tured eleven ofllcers and .'li2 men. with
eleven guns, two ammunition wag
ons and other wagons and mules.
Blociufontein, April a. The Uoers
are reported in force to the south,
threatening the railroad, which, how
ever. Is strongly protected. British'
pickets at Springfield, eight miles dis
tant, were attacked yesterday by Boers
advancing from the waterworks, lie
inounts are rapidly arriving. The Brit
ish are in high ppiriU and anxious to
Thirty Boer Prisoner Esrape.
Simons Town. Cape Colony, April 9.
It uow appears that no fewer than
thirty Boers escaped from the old
camp I-'riday evening. Nine have since
been recaptured. The prisoners effected
their escajK' by cutting a fence under
the sentry bridge while the sentry was
abovo. A driver of a sa;;:r:!ry cart
was offered 21) to carry off the pris
oners. A new tunnel has teeu discov
ered in the direction opposite to the
former one. It had Imhu completed to
within live feet of the point for a
Reported Capture of 200 Iloer.
Loudon, April A dispatch was
received here Saturday from Caraa
von. Cape Colony, dated Friday, stat
ing that 20 Boers rode into ftenhardt
Hot knowing that it was occupied by
the British and all were captured. This
has not been continued at tills writing.
A dspatch from Bos ho f. Orang Free
State. April '. ays: "The prisoners
captured by the British yesterday and
brought In today Include many French
men. They present a wet and 1k?
dragglod appearance. I.ord Methuoii
has complimented his meu on their be
havior. Captains Boyle ami Williams,
of the yeomanry, and General de Vil
lcltois Ma mi II were buried today with
Gatarre Fall to Flnl the lloer.
Bethany. April !. General Catacre's
force has returned here without having
found auv trace of the ill-fated British
column captured by the Beddersburg
commando. The live companies of Brit
ish infantry, which were surprised
while marching across the country via
De Wet's dorp, made a plucky stand.
iutas the Boers had three Held guns
and the British none the latter wera
compelled to surrender.
Pretoria. April via Lourenzo
Marques. April '.. It is reported that
tlcneral De Wet attacked and defeat
ed a large force of British cavalry at
De Wet's -doro soutbeast.Qf.Bloenifou-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powder- are the greater
sen to bcattJi of toe person wy
tein. caDtur!ngjO "prisoners 'ana
l.i r ire ouantitv of ammunition and
raniD stores and Inflicting heavy loss
The federal loss was two killed and
four wounded. All is quiet with the
I Note. This seems fo be the affaii
reported last Friday by Boberts. Later
he reported thefollowinglosses: Killed,
10; wounded, I
REPORTS CONTRADICT EACH OTHER.
Are the Royal Irish Safe or Were They
CapturecMty the Boers?
Aliwal North, April 0. The Royal
Irish Bines, which have been falling
back from Bouxville, have arrived here
safely. Their retirement was covered
by a detachment sent by (leneral Bra
bant, frustrating the Boers and inter
rupting the movement ot the enemy
from Bouxville. Lieutenant Bonsey
and two men of Brabant's detachment
of the Border Horse are missing. Two
Boers were killed in the rear guard
London. April 9. The following has
been received here, marked "Delayed
In transmission:" "Bloemfonteiu.
April 5. The Boyal Irish Rifles had
been marching in the eastern part of
the Orange Free State, collecting arms.
nnd were returning to Bethany Tues
lay last when they were Intercepted
by a Boer commando which had placed
three guns in position. The Irish en
trenched themselves while the mounted
iufantrv scouted along both flanks.
onlv to find cscaie Impossible. The
Boers opened with gun and rifle lire
The British replied sparingly with rifle
fire, husbanding their cartridges in the
hope that help would arrive.
Gradually the Boers drew Into closer
quarters. They tired Intermittently
during Tuesdav night, but did not at
tempt to rush the British position until
Wednesday, when the Irishmen, who
had fought tenaciously, were suffering
aeverelv from want of food and water.
Bv this time. also, the r'tes had ex
r.ended their last cartridge. Finding
that there was no sign of succor, they
surrendered, having fought for nearly
thirty hours. They lost ten killed am
many wounded. Among the captured
is Captain Tennant. General Gatacre's
chief Intelligence officer.
Ol'EEN AND THE IRISH CHILDREN.
Forty Thonund Little One Welcome Her
Dublin, April !. The children
demonstration which dosed tbeqneen's
first week in Ireland was probably one
of the most gladsome days either the
queen or Dublin has known in year.
Certain it is that the queen Is making
fresh conquests daily, and her majes
ty's many acts of personal self-sacri
fice have completely won the hearts of
the people of Ireland. Saturday'!
demonstration had elements of joj
which the queen has experienced bul
seldom in the recent gloomy months
There was miles of cheering children
under a continuous canopy of flutter
terlug flagii, with a background of
thousands of holiday-making elders
who accompanied them. The genuine
ness and fspontaniety of the children'!
welcome kept her majesty in continua
good humor, and yet visibly affected
her deeper feelings as well.
The queen, accompanied by the prin
cesses, drove through the extended
lines of children. Imwing repeated ac
knowledgments of their joyous hur
rahs. At about the center of the lino
a stand was erected which was occu
pied by the lady mayoress and others.
A little girl presented the queen with
a bouquet to which a card was at
tached bearing the inscription: "To our
beloved queen, from the children f
IRISH AKLIAUKNT nOHSK. DtTRUX.
Ireland. Oiieen day. Amil 7. lUOO."
T?hej yu'u drove up and down the
che ring lines several times.
flwinir to trjiin di-I.ivs n nartv of chil
dren arrived Saturday too late for the
children s reception. The queen, hear
ing of th disappointment through
I.ndv Mavo bad them bromrht to the
gates of the vice regal lodge yesterday
and then drove slowly through their
ranks on her way to the country drive,
of course to their keen delight.
Huwhand of a Noted Art real Killed.
London. April !. The war office has
posted the list of casualties at Peters
fontein. uear Bosliof. on April ". Only
one Is reported kilIedvSergeaut Patrick
Cnmpltell. of the Imperial Yeomanry.
husband of the well-known actreess.
Mrs. Campbell did not learn of the
death of her husband until the close of
the performance of Magda in which
Fhe appeared at the Royalty theatre
Saturday night. The mauager of the
theatre broke the news to the unfortu
nate lady, who was greatly overcome.
American Srout Itarnham Captured.
I.oml.n. April 9. A social dispatch
from Bloemfontein. dated April T. says
that the American scout. F. It. Burn
ham, was captured near Thaba N'Chu.
but made his escape. He wandered
about for two days, finally reaching
the (imp of the Twelfth lancers in a
weak state. He says the Boers are
determined, but they realize that their
eventual defeat Is inevitable.
II to Agreement Katltled.
dent has just ratified the Hague con
ventions providing universal arbitra
tion cf international disputes and for
the rrj;u'ation and use ot warlike in
struments. Ratifications will imme
diately te not i tied to the Hague
throosrh United States Minister New.
Withdraw Fro Chart h.
New York. April 9. Rev. Arthur
C. McGiffort today formally withdrew
from the Presbyterian church. His
resignation was contained in a letter
to the Fresbjtery of New York, which
met today in it regular acmi-annnal
meeting, and McGiffort a request that
his name be dropped was granted.
DELUGE BRINGS DEATH
Havoc Rides the Flood That
Sweeps Down the Colo
rado River in Texas.
AUSTIN IS THE HEAVIEST SUE Fi&EB
More Thaa a Score Are Drowned by the
ilasb of Waters Wheo a Costly Dam
Gives Way and Sweep Everything to
Ruin In IU Path Work That Cost in
tin $1,730,000 Are Razed In an How
Damages In Other Parts of the State i:
ti mated at 93,000,000.
Dallas, April 9. Reports from
southern and sonthwestern Texas
show that more than fifty lives have
been lost in the Hoods. Ihese in
elude the Austin casualties. The
heaviest loss of life is in the Colorado
Valley south of Austin and Bastirop.
Austin. Tex.. April 1). The following
Is an estimate of the havoc done by
floods in this section Saturday: Live
lost, 20; loss of Colorado river dam and
power house. fcl.ToO.uoO; loss in other
sections of the state. $.!,000.0O0.
Fully 30,000 people gathered at the
dam and power house station yester
day to witness the ruins of the plant.
The waters of the Colorado river were
etill plunging and foaming around the
wreck, eating away the big pile of
granite which once formed the dam as
though it was nothing more than chalk
rock. So fierce was the current that
great bouldtrs were carried half a mile
from the dam, being rolled over and
over by the turbulent tide. The power
bouse, which succumbed to the terrlnc
wash of the water at 2 o'clock yester
day morning, lies a mass of wreckage
on the edge of the river, all the valua
ble machinery either having been
thrown Into the river or badly dam
aged by the falling timbers of the pow
Situation In the City I Serious.
The wreck of the plant Is complete.
The situation in the city Is most seri
ous, the wreckage or the plant means
that it will take several weeks to secure
even a temporary water and light sys
tem, if It can be made possible even
then. In the meantime the city
will be in a bad sanitary condition. All
the hotels, private residences, stores
and the like are without water, and
there Is no fire protection. Churches
were unable to hold services last night
for want of light, and all public meet
ings were abandoned. Thp daily news
papers are handicapped in their publi
cations, being deprived of their electric
power. The river Is now falling.
Whole Country I'nder Water.
Reports from the neighboring coun
try are to the effect that everything is
nnuer water. In v illiamsou count v.
north of here, railroad bridges - and
trackage have lteen laid waste and all
trains have stopped running. Hundreds
of head of cattle have been drowned
and miles of fencing torn down and
washed away. In Bastrop county and
In the southern portion of this coun
ty similar conditions prevail, every
thing being nnder water and much loss
of property is reported.
I.os of Life Confined to Anatin.
The country tributary to the Colora
do river all the way down its course i
being Inundated, and while, it Is be
lieved the worst Is over the loss as es
timated will exceed some (0,0(10,
counting Austin as the largest loser.
I-ortunatelv the list of drowned, ac
cording to reports up to this writins.
Is limited to those reported Saturday
nignt. as it seems the only drownings
reported were here when the dam
broke and caught the victims un
awares. I.IST OF tiiosk drowned.
Foots t'p Twenty-Six In All Drrription
or (lit Iltirstlnic or the Dam.
Following is a list of the identified
and unknown dead: John Baiz, work
man: YVallin Blossom. workman:
Claude Franklin: Walter Johnson:
fohuson, lO years old. and
Johnson, 12 years, sons of Walter:
Thomas Johnson (colored laborer;
Frank Kinney, l." years old; Thomas
Kirkpatrick. workmau; Joseph New
man, 12 years old; Frank 1'iugot. en
gineer; Milton White, farmer; Iiau
(colored . laborer; unknown col
ored family of four persons; unknown
student at State uuiversity; unknown
hve men. IH-Ueveil to le delegates to
the State Traveler" Protective asso
ciation; unknown three men. fishinz
below the dam and caught in the flood.
The havoc was the result of a flood
in the Colorado river caused by rains
that were continuous and heavy from
Wednesday night until Saturday morn
ing, the fall averaging six inches au
hour I? and extending along thewater
sbed north of here of the Colorado riv
er. The break in the $1.100.ttM dam
at this place occurred at 11:1." a. m.
Saturday, causing an instant rise of
fully fifty feet In the. river below the
dam. This torrent of water swept
down upon the broad valley below in
all of its force. leaving death and de
struction in its wake.
The power house, the municipal wat
er, electric light and power plant, situ
ated immediately ttelow the dam. was
flooded immediately and eight persons,
men and lioys. were caught in the
IKwer-room aud all except one were
drowned like rats la a trap. Those
who drowned in the power-room were:
John Bal. Walter Blossom. Frank
Pingct, Thomas Kirkpatrick. "Old
Dan," colored all employes aud
three boys who were watching the
flood from the power house windows.
frank Jones, an engineer, miraculous
ly pscaped by grabbing a belt and
hauling himself out hand over band
through an opening in the roof of the
building before th water reached
him. At the time the masonry work
of the dam gave way there was a
crowd of probably 5 persons gath
ered near the east end of the struc
ture watching the flood pour off over
the crest to a height of ten feet. Sud
denly and without warning a break
ccc2xreLHJX the ceniX..ef the. .dam
and ft sfretcVof the "masonry worTr.
about 500 feet long, swung around to
the left. The great bank of water In
Lake McDonald, formed by the dam,
instantly leaped into. this wldw open
ing and with a roar that was heard
for several miles the flood tore down
Into the valley below.
A few hundred yards lelow the dam
a point of land extended about 200
feet into the river. There were on
this point at the time the break oc
curred a number of people, including
a woman and two children, several
photographers and a party of universi
ty students. Before these people could
train a position or sarety me water
struck the projection, covering it in
stantly and sweeping the people away.
The instant the dam gave way Hen
ry Robell. a laboring man who wy
on the spot- watching the flow of wat
er, mounted his horse and rode at
fastest speed toward the city, giving
the alarm that the dam had given
way. It was another Paul Bevere's
ride. The people along the route took
up the cry and the news of the dis
aster was known before the flood
reached the lower part of town. The
telegraph also was utilized where it
was possible to send messages.
FILIPINOS KOT YET QUELLED.
They Continue to Make a Large Force of
Troop Necessary In the Ipnds.
Manila, April 9. Reports of encoun
ters between the American troops and
the insurgents continue to arrive from
many points. On Friday Captain
Sturgls, while reconnoltering, struck
an Insurgent outpost on the Xevallches
road Ave miles distant from Manila,
killing two and capturing ten. A de
tachment of the Forty-second Infantry
while scouting in Baguna province
was pursued by the insurgents and
obliged to take refuge in a church at
Pateo, where the Americans repelled
the rebels until reinforcements arrived.
Lieutenant tJordon. with a company of
the Sixteenth infantry, while scouting
near Aparrl. Cagayau province, en
gaged 230 Insurgents. Lieutenant Gor
don was wounded.
A sergeant and a corporal of com
pany I, Klghteen infantry, were killed
in a severe light in Capiz province, isl
and of Pa nay. The insurgents made a
night attack upon Calbayon, island of
Samar. They killed the sentry,
swarmed into the town, and searched
the house of Major tJilmore. of the
Forty-third Infantry, who was absent.
They killed his cook. Ultimately the
Americans drove them out of the
town, killing four and capturing
twelve. The president of the town of
Samal. Luzon, and another prominent
native have been assassinated because
they were known to be friendly to the
Americans. The president of another
town has Joined the insurgents be
cause they had threatened to kill him
if ho did not. General Young and Gen
eral Bell both say they need reinforce
ments: that their men are worn out
with the constant vigilance required.
Men Who Are Alleged to Have Sent Cox
an Infernal Machine.
Cincinnati. April 9. Charles .T.Figge
and Dr. It. B. Baxton were arrested
Saturday charged with sending or plac
ing an Infernal machine on the night
of April 1 at the residence of George
B. Cox. the Republican leader of Ham
ilton county. Figge has failed In busi
ness and is believed to have become
demented from remorse. He had been
discharged as a clerk of the city board
of administration and was desperate
in his abuse of Cox. whom he blamed
for his discharge. He bad frequently
threatened the life of Cox and other
Republican leaders, and his letters to
these leaders were produced Saturday
by the detectives.
The other suspect. Dr. It. R. Baxton,
is of Bedford. Ind. When arrested at
his hotel he drew his revolver and re
sisted the ofllcers till he was floored.
After the bomb was found on Cox's
portico last week Baxton posed at po
lice headquarters as an expert In mine
explosives and explained the infernal
machine to the officers. He has been
closely shadowed day and night ever
since, and the officers claim now to
have other charges against him. The
officers found In Rax ton's room what
they call another infernal machine. Dr.
Baxton says it is a patent device for
starting morning fires by attachment
with an alarm dock.
fie Was Well Known In Wisconsin.
New York. April 9. Rev. Charles
Boy n ton. who was well known in Wis
consin, died .Saturday at his home in
this city, attd 84 years. When about
30 years old he took up at Mineral
Point, Wis., his first charge, iKK-oming
pastoi of the Congregational church
there. He worked all through Wiscon
sin. la (j airy a to Majfoon's Opinions.
Washington. April 9. In the house
Saturday a resolution was adopted
asking the secretary of war for in
formation as to whether Charles K.
Magoon. the legal adviser of the insu
lar bureau, had ever rendered an opin
ion that by the treaty with Spain the
constitution was extended over Porto
Rico and the Philippines.
Beeeher on Influence.
Mr. Beeeher one day attended a
match game of billiards, and several
newspapers criticised him for so doing.
A few days later, while he was sit
ting on the edge of the platform In his
lecture room, a young church officer
said to him: T don't believe there is
any harm In billiards, but don't you
think you Injured your influence by at
tending the game?"
Mr. Beeeher tucked one of hi legs
nnder the other, and, nursing one kne?.
said slowly: "I've noticed all my life
that ministers who are always taking
care or their influence never nave
much influence to take care of. Very
early in my ministry I made up my
mind to take care of my work and let
the Lord take care of rr.v Influence.
Those ministers who ke-p looking be
hind them to see what has iMH-ome of
their influence remind Hie of nothing
so much as an old cat chasing Its own
FAKE FROM ST. LOUIS
Story That Gov. Tanner Has Con
sumption is So Character
ized at Soringfield
NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS LUNGS,
gay the Springfield Teople Who Should
Know List of Chicago' Prominent Rep
resentatives at Joliet Coal Miner Re
sent a Demand of niployers That They
Clean I'p Fallen Rock Story of a Chica
go Fire and a Flour .Sifter.
Springfield, Ills., April 9 The storj
published in a St. Ixmis newspaper to
the- effect that Governor Tanner is said
to be dying of consumption is looked
upon here as the veriest fake. Rela
tives and friends of the executive alike
place the story beyond credence and
are not at all inclined to give the sub
ject enough consideration to take it se
riously. While it has been patent to the
governor's intimates that he has not
been a well man in the last year, there
was never any cause to believe that his
lungs were in the least affected. His
stomach has been a source of trial to
him. Since his return from the west,
nearly a year ago, he suffered more oi
loss constantly with his digestive or
gans. Governor Chafes Cnder Restraint.
Not used to illness aud chafing under
the restraint, the governor frequently
Ignored his better judgment and in
dulged in Indigestible delicacies. At no
time has he made complaint of his
lungs. Colonel J. Mack Tanner, the
governor's son and private secretary,
scouts the idea of consumption hi his
nffher. He has been in constant com
radeship with his father and nover ob
served the least foundation for such a
story. The whole matter is dismissed
here as Improbable.
RKPRESKNTATIVKS OF CHICAGO
At the Joliet Penitentiary Are Numerous
aud of Prominence.
Chicago, April 9. The following
financiers of Chicago are serving sen
tence in Joliet on conviction of having
violated the banking act in receiving
deposits while insolvent: Charles W.
Spalding, president of the Globe Sav
ings bank, which failed in April, 1897:
Convicted two years later; indetermi
nate sentence. Robert Berger, former
partner of the firm of E. S. Dreyer &
Co. Convicted in March, 1900; indeter
Theodore Schnitz. mortgage banker.
Convicted in 1.S9S; ten years. George
L. Magill, president of the Avenue
Savings bank, which failed in Septem
ber, 1S97. Convicted March 17. 1!KM);
indeterminate sentence. Similar case?
are pending against: Edward S. Drey
er, president of E. S. Dreyer & Co. C.
E. Churchill, cashier Globe Savings
bank. A. W. Harlan, director of Globe
Another Coal Mine Dispute
Springfield. Ills.. April 9. The min
ers in the Fairmount and Cntlin mines
in Vermilion county have struck be
cause the operators ordered them t
We invite every man who appreciates g
style in clothing to call and see the line of
masterpieces with which we open the sea- s
All Sizes, "Regulars," "Stouts"
g Don't purchase a top coat until you have ?
seen our immense assortment.
Prices $5 to $25.
I THE LONDON J
g YOU KNOW US, g
clear up the'falls'of rock which occur
from time to time. The miners claim
that this is not customary, and that it
takes up time when they might be
earning money. The operators dis
charged the regular men whom they
had employed to clear up the falls of
rock, and put mluers to work clearing
up their places. This threw eighteen or
twenty men out of work mining aud
the entire force in each mine struck.
Carried Water in a Sieve.
Chicago. April 9. After carrying his
infant child to a place of safety Allan
Gould returned to his burning apart
ments on. the fourth floor of the Har
vard apartment building. fi71t Wash
ington avenue. Saturday night, to save
some valuables and was overcome by
smoke. When the firemen entered the
room they found him rapidly losing
consciousness and another man mak
ing a frantic effort to extinguish the
fire by carrying water from a bath
room in a flour sieve. At sight of the
firemen the man dropped the sieve and
ran from the room. Gould revived.
Fire Hums Town Record.
Robinson. Ills.. April 9. Fire early
Saturday morning destroyed the entire
south side of town, causing a loss of
$4S.000, partially insured. A family
barely escaped with tfleir lives. The
town clerk's records and the records
of the city of Robinson were de
stroyed. Honor Men at Knox College.
Galesburg. 111.. April 9. Knox col
lege announced its honor men for the
year Saturday. Arthur Willis gets the
valedictory and George Johnson the
saiutatory. The commencement day
speakers are Mae Stevenson. Clark
Emery. Ada O'Brien and II. A. Parkin.
State Evangelical Conference.
Freeport. Ills.. April 9. The state
conference of Evangelical association.
Bishop Bowman, presiding, will meet
next year at Napersville. The past year
$14.(598.83 for missionary purposes was
received, au Increase over the year be
fore. Coal Company Receiver Discharged.
Springfield. Ills.. April 9. In tho
Tnited States circuit court Charles II.
Bos-worth, receiver of the St. Louis
and Big Muddy Coal company, made
his final report and Judge Allen issued
an order discharging him as receiver.
David Ross for Representative.
TaylorviTle. Ills.. April 9. David
Ross, of Springfield, secretary of the
state board of labor statistics, was giv
en the Republican nomination for con
gress by the Seventeenth congressional
district convention held here Saturday.
Missing Man's Dody I Found.
Rockford. Ills.. April 9. The body
of Mark R. Wolcott. a well-known citi
zen, who disappeared last November,
was found in Rock river near the mill
race. It is believed he coinmittted sui
cide. He leaves a widow aud son.
For Itrjrnn and Free Silver.
Springfield. Ills.. April 9. The fol
lowing Democratic conventions in this
state Saturday declared for Bryan and
the Chicago platform of 1SJM5: Wabash
county and Clinton county. Roth in
dorsed Carter Harrison for governor.
In the Crimea the British left (50,000
corpses, which are interred In 130
cemeteries on ground occupied by the
troops durl.jg that long aud disastrous
That Describes Our
New Spring Suits and
Dead Body of Capt. Louis
Ostheim, U. S. A., Found
in Chicago Hotel.
TO HAVE MARRIED TODAY.
H. H. Pitcher, California
Bank Cashier, Blows Out
Chicago, April 9. Capt. Lon'n
Ostheim, 1st U. S. artillery, who was
to have been married today to Mrs.
Bruce Wood, at the home of her
uncle, Walter B. Physter. of this city,
was found dead in his bed at the audi
torium Annex last nlht, with a bullet
wound in his right temple. Tho find
ing of a revolver in the bed, the na
ture of the wound and the position cf
the body all indicate that he commit
Oakland Cashier Suicides.
Oakland, Cal., April 9. H. II.
Pitcher, who had charge of the Liver
more bank in the capacity of manager
and cashier, blew his brains out at
his Livermore home today. Pitcher
was trustee of the estate of the late
Thomas Varney, valued at $600,000.
His trusts are being investigated in
GOVERNOR 18 HOME.
Back Fiom Florida, Hat Appears Very
Springlield, April 9. Gov. Tanner
arrived at noon today from Palm
Beach, Florida, where he has been for
bis health. The governor was able to
walk to his carriage at the depot, but
looked very weak.
Indlau Appropriation Fusses.
Washington. April 9. The Indian
appropriation bill passed the house.
Washington. April 9. At tho open
ing of the session the senate bill for
the government of Hawaii passed by
the houso was presented and ordered
printed. An ineffectual attempt wa
made to lix tho time to vote on tho
Quay case. The Indian appropria
tion'bill was then taken up.
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