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Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.) 1877-1972, January 05, 1900, Image 1

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vol. xxn.
NO. 2.
te his resolution lo appear brave,
guttered a terrible cry.
lie' It's a lie! I know noth
[t John Oakburn's murder!" he
[answered calmly.
low where you were every mo?
llie night of the murder, and
leaking, th ) detective suddenly
i his pocket the coin-bag which
Ind in the closet of Kredge's
bu recognize this, Levi?" he
[ding the bag up for Kredge's
?oner's knees shook, and there
irful expression of terror on his
|ee you do recognize this money
ill I tell you where it came
was in John Oakburn's little
ife until the night before his
Since Oakburn's murder I
I coin-bag in your room. You
denial is melees. The proof
j el min g."
leering devil!" cried Kredge.
leaping up from the couch on
>f which he had been seated.
led that in the a^ony and mad
le moment he irs! about to at
did not recoil, but hi3 glitter
y eyes met the prisoner's blaz
and involuntarily Kredge sank
3d by the power of the detect
here, Paxton," he said pres
th a desperate effort at calm
iTou have me in a tight place.
t, but I didn't kill Oakburn, I
lidn't; I'll take my oath I'm in
ven on the gallows."
detective's mind there returned
ary of the conversation he had
between Judith and the jani
the former said she believed
lothing to fear in consequence
irn's murder, because he was
teethe thought Judith was sin
nnking thus, but the janitor's
lall Paxton's clews seemed to
the fellow's connection with tho
folly for you to thus protest
xenos. Your only hope is in a
)ii," Paxton said,
you, once and for all, I havo
Oakburn's blood on my hands,"
ie janitor, again repeating bte
it is useless to waste time with
law must take its course. But,
ay. Levi, where did you get the
'and dollars you thought of In
n Newburgh real estate?" asked
initor's jaw fell. He tried t'
jt only an inarticulate soun<i
1 from his lips. He was mo
? stricken dumb, it seemed, by
len revelation that the detective
at he must have regarded as a
saw the impression he hal
id he followed it up.
ittle dream how well informed
garding your private affairs,
t know what you mean. I ant
an. I never had any money,'
:l Kredge, st last,
all sbout that. But tell me,
fe you done with Marum Oak
w nothing about the girl. How
here. Levi, your lies are wast
m the man who attempted t<:
Isrlcn Oakburn from Malvin':!
Now. mark my words, you in
eoundrel, if that io>r girl i:?
n any way, I shall exact a fear
huddered, but he protested h:;l
gnoranco regarding Marion','
could not prolong th:s inter
Irther, and he believed he had
impression on the mind of tin!
yhich would result as he desired,
elective counted upon Kredge'fl
for his sister Judith, and inl?
ier to. save him by the revela
ch we know she had informed
could make.
Krrdg* found himself alone,
xton's departure, he gave vent
houghts in these words:
udith fails me, it is either hang
a long term of imprisonment.
can eave myself from the gallows
omes to that, I think, at the cost of
fession which will surely condemn
r years."
at was the meaning of this;
ld it bo that there was some secret
iis dark mystery which no man sus?
sed locked in thc heart of Levi
Flalf an hour later, as the guard pass
his cell, Levi Kredge called to hire
lough the grating of his cell door.
"What's the row?" demanded the
leon guard, rudely.
"I want to send ? message to my sis
rr. I'll pay you to deliver it," answer
I the prisoner. -
'All right," said the guard.
Just then voices, and the sound ol
rersl persons" footsteps were heard,
1 Levi recognized the voice of Judith,
lo was one of the party.
[My sister isVoming. and po I will no1
|ible you to take a note," said Levi,
the guard moved on muttering at
I loss of a .fee.
pdith had c<|me to visit her brother,
a turnkey who was escorting the
ly of visitors of which she was a
|iber, admitted her to Levi's cell, and
lei and sister were left alone.
|h, my affectionate brother; you can
friendly enough whon you are in
|)!e, can't you. I knew you'd be
Ired when you left Oakburn's last
she said.
Lhat do you mean? I have not call
lOakburn's since I fled'" said Levi
.'Hiljn'ation ensued, and great was
?muith'3 wialli wlien slie understood
how the detective had deceived her.
"But to business!" cri d Levit inter?
rupting her os she was heaping maledic?
tions on Paxton's devoted head. "I am
in deadly peril. I am accused of John
Oakburn's murder, and the detective
has a terrible array of circumstantial
evidence to bring against me."
"What is his evidence?"
Kredge enumerated tho points Paxton
had mentioned in support of his aeeusn
tion with two exceptions. He omitted
to mention the coin-bag which had been
found in his apartment, and the ten
thousand dollars.
"1 am In mortal dread. This evidence
will hang nie, I fear, unless you can save
me. You said you could. You told me
you could name the assassin. Will you
do so? Will you save me, Judith?" in
conclusion, Levi said, earnestly.
"Yes; I mean to get you out of this
"I'll not forget you if you do."
"The time has come when I must re?
veal who the guilty one is," said Judith,
They t-nntlnued to converse for some
time, but when Judith finally left him
Levi was more reassured and hopeful.
"Judith really believes sBe know6 the
assassin. She will save me. But she
does not even suspect the truth," mut?
tered Kredge, when he was alono.
That very morning Paxton had caused
the city to be flooded with notices offer?
ing a reward for any information as to
tho whereabouts of Marion Oakburn.
W'hen Judith left Levi's cell and took
her departure from the prison she saw
and read with seeming interest one of
Paxton's reword notices.
Judith had resolved net to delay in
making the revelation which she le
lieved would result in exculpating her
brother, and she proceeded directly to
Paxton's office.
At the detective's office Paxton him?
self, Stanmore and Stuart Harland were
in council when Judith Kredge appeared.
At the eight of the janitor's sister
Paxton anticipated the motive of her
visit, and he felt an exultant thrill
traverse his nerves.
"I am Judith Kredge, as you doubtless
know, and I have something important
to tell about John Oakburn's murder,"
said the woman, abruptly.
"Wc fchall be dal to receive any in?
formation," replied Paxton, calmly.
Stuart Harland was very muoh ex?
cited, and Stanmore showed his emotion.
"I have always been devoted to Marion
Oakburn, and I have loved her and
served her faithfully for many years.
For her dear sake I would cheerfully
make any personal sacrifice," began
"You loved her so well you even con?
sented to take care of all her money for
her," Paxton commented, sneeringly.
Judith looked frightened, for she had
not suspected Paxton had the knowl?
edge h's words implied.
She did not resume her statement un?
til Paxlon said:
"If you know anything to help your
brother's cause, or to explain the mur?
der mystery, do net delay in making it
known. I assure you Levi's neck is in
Then Judith continued:
"Much as I love Marion, when it
conies to choose between her and my
own flesh and blood, nature rules. Had
not Levi been wrongfully arrested, and
did not circumstances unjustly awaken
a suspicion against him, I would not
now betray my dear Marion."
"What do you mean, woman?" thun?
dered Stanmore.
"Patience! patience!" admonishe 1
Judith Kredge did not heed Stanmore's
excited words.
She continued calmly:
"To shield Marion Oakburn, I have
kept a terrible se.-ret. To save my own
brother I will confess it." She paused.
and there was a moment of breathless
Stuart was on his feet, and he seemed
to await the woman's next words with
such anxiety as only one in his situation
could feel. He thought her revelation
might be his own vindication.
"How shall I say it? I know who
killed John Oakburn," Judith went on.
"Who is the assassin? The name!
the name!'' demanded Paxton, eagerly.
"Marion Oakburn! She killed her
own father," said the woman.
Stanmore sprang to his feet, and
scarcely knowing what he did in the ex?
citement of the moment he seized Judith
by the arm. as he hissed:
"It's a lie! an infamous lie!"
" You are a brave man to insult a wom?
an," retorted Judith; Stanmore's face
flushed, and realizing his conduct he re?
leased her.
"Mr. Stanmore, you forget yourself,"
said Paxton, and then to Judith Kre ige:
"Go on, give us the proof of this in?
credible accusation of yours."
"I will tell you all," replied the wom?
an. "On the night of the murder I was
ill, and I left my room at about 1 o'clock
and went to Marion's room to procure
some medicine. To my surprise Marion
was not in her room. I heard a sound
below, and looking over the rail at the
head of the stairs I saw Marion come
out of the o!Hce with a pistol in one
hand and a sheet of paper covered with
writing in thc other. I watched her and
saw her steal up the stairs and enter her
room where she concealed the pistol in
the bottom of her trunk, and it is there
"After that she came to my room, and
with pretended anxiety about her father
induced me to go down to the office,
where we found the old man dead. Now
you know why I think Marion Oakburn
is guilty."
Thus concluded Judith Kredge.
"it is all a clever invention, no doubt,
and if there i6 a pistol in Marion Oak?
burn's trunk I suspect you put it there,"
faid Paxton.
"This is no more than I might have
anticipated," answered Judith, with an
injured air.
?While she was making her revela?
tion, Stuart Harland was intensely agi?
Thus far he had kept the 6ecret that
he had seen Marion leave the office on
the night of the murder.but now since the
truth was revealed by the janitor's sLs-j
ter ho felt that it was his duty to relate!
what he knew.
"One moment, Mr. Paxton, I believe
you aro too hasty. I, too, hare con?
cealed a certain item of knowledge
regarding this crime, because I did not
wish to bring suspicion and disgrace
upon one whom I believe to be innocent,.
despite the evidence cf my own sight,
from my knowledge of her character,"
sad Stuart Harland.
"This is becoming interesting," said
"Do you confirm this woman's story?"
demanded Stanmore.
"listen, sir," answered Stuart, and
thoa he went on to relate how on the
night of tho murder, as he was leaving
the house just after the crime must have
been committed, he saw Marion step
out ol the office with a pap r in one
hand, and something from which the
light glinted as though it might have
been reflected from a polished metallic
surface in the other.
He alieo told how frightened Marion
hoked, and how she had fled up the rear
In conclusion he said:
"After all, I have so much confidence
in Marion, as I have said, that I be?
lieve there is some explanation of her
conduct yet to be made which will
leave us all without doubt of her inno?
As Stanmore listened to Stuart Har?
land's story he uttered a groan and
buried his face in his hands.
Both Stuart and Paxton regarded
him wonderingly, and they asked them?
"Whit is Marion Oakburn to Mr. Stan?
As Stuart concluded, Stanmore arose
and he looked as though the room was
stifling him, as though he could not
breathe, and he went out reeling like a
drunken man.
"Have I done right in telling all this?"
asked Stuart of Paxton.
"You have. Justice demands that all
possible light should be cast upon this
case," answered the detective.
Judith Kredge seemed delighted at
Stuart's unexpected confirmation of her
"Now you will believe me'" she cried.
"Yes, we believe your statement that
you saw Marion Oakburn as described,
but wp do not yet admit her guilt as
proven," answered Paxton.
"If more evidence is wanted, it is fur?
nished by her flight. She ran away be?
cause she became alarmed and feared
she would be arrested," continued Ju?
"And so you are guilty of compound?
ing a felony. Miss Judith," said Paxton
"I?I don't comprehend."
"I presume not. Let me refresh your
memory. Marion Oakburn bribed you
to keep it a secret that you saw her
leave the office on the night of the mur?
"No! No!'
"I know it is true. You wrung the
last dollar she possessed from that poor
girl, and I also suspect you compelled
her to give you her jewelry."
"It is false."
"We have a facnlty for making discov?
eries. I know all about your bank ac?
count, and I have seen Marion Oak?
burn's locket which was pawned by
"I deny it."
"It will do you no good to deny what
we can prove. It is a criminal offense
to compound a felony, or in other words
to conceal a crime. If you expect any
mercy at my hands, truthfully answer
my questions. Do you know where
Levi was at the time of the murder?"
"No, sir," answered Judith.
"Do you know where Marion Oak?
burn is?"
"No." '
Paxton reflected for a moment in this
"Since she has a powerful motive in
seeking to place the crime on some ono
besides her brother, were it not that
Stuart Harland has confirmed her story,
I should not credit lt. And yet if Ma?
rion Oakburn is innocent, why did she
bribe Judith to keep her secret?"
Presently he said to Judith:
"We wili accompany you home. I
want to see tho pistol you say is con?
cealed in Marion Oakburn's trunk."
Judith assented.
As they were leaving the office, Stan?
more re-entered, and being informed of
their contemplated visit to Oakburn's
apart mont, he accompanied them.
Upon their arrival at the house, Judith
Iel the way directly to Marion's room,
and the others followed her.
Entering Marion's apartment, Judith
said, pointing to a trunk:
"Search for yourselves:"
The trunk was locked, but Paxton
forced the lid, and in a moment he dis?
covered a strange-looking pistol of large
caliber at the bottom of the trunk.
It was indeed the very weapon that
Marion Oakburn concealed there on tho
night of the murder.
Eagerly Paxton examined it.
"It is au a:r pistol," he said in a mo?
Then produ -mg the large peculiar
shaped bullet which had caused John
Oakburn's death he added:
"Now for the supreme test. If this is
the pistol from which the shot that killed
Oakburn was di;:chcirg*ed, this bullet
will fit it."
Then lie trie 1 the bullet in the pistol.
Then1 was no longer a doubt.
? The bullet fitted the pistol perfectly.
"We have found the weapon with which
Oakburn was killed," said Paxton, now
fully convinced on this point.
"I told you so," said Judith, triumph?
"This is all a conspiracy. If Marion
Oakburn was guilty, common prudence
would have told her not to leave the
pistol behind when she left her home,"
said Stanmore.
"Assuming that she was abducted, she
had no opportunity to secure the pistol
and take it with her," said Paxton. **??
The detective made a further search
of the room.
He hoped to make further discoveries.
But his quest was not rewarded.^
On the hearth, hoover, he noticed a
heap of ashes, where it seemed a mass
of letters had recently boen consumed.
There was nothing further to be ac?
complished in the apartment, it seemed,
and so the detective and his companions
Before he left the house Paxton said
to Judith:
"Mark me, woman, you are at my
mercy, and if you attempt to interfere
with my effort to get at the truth of this
murder mystery, you will be called to
answer to the charge of compounding a
felony. Who knows but you might be
suspected of being Marion Oakburn's
accomplice, if she is guilty?"
On the street without the house the
three men separated.
Paxton continued on alone In the di?
rection of his office.
He chanoed to enter a little notion
shop new Garrison'e office, whe.re a lit
t?e near sighted old man and his wife
jilone attended to the wants of their cus?
Thc detective made tho small pur?
chase which wa0he reason for his call,
.?van din paymenflWor the same he was
'-obliged to (oncer a twenty-dollar note.
*? In change, besides fomo smaller ones,
Tie received a ten-dollar greenback.
;y Paxton was folding the bank note to
place it in his pbckcl-book, when ho
rii:aic a di-? tvery that was a complete
surprise. He saw the bill was marked
precisely like the money which had dis?
appeared from Garrison's office on tho
night of the murder.
Paxton concealed the excitement this
discovery naturally occasioned him,
and, by drat of skillful inquiries, he
succeeded in eliciting the information
that the marked bank note had been re?
ceived from Marion Oakburn, who fre?
quently made purchases at tho little
"How' is lt th?v >"ou are ab'e to sav
Positively from whom you received this
particular note?" asked the detective,
when the little old shop-keeper had told
him he had it from Marion.
"Because when I received it I gave it
to my wife, and this morning I bor?
rowed it back from her.' She will tell
you the same. Is lt not so, Sarah?" an?
swered the little old man.
Thus appealed to tho aged shopkeep?
er's wife at once confirmed her husband.
Paxton left the shop with his mind
burdened with this new source of per?
"The case grows stronger and stronger
against Marion. When shall I get at
the real truth of the affair?when shall
I know who murdered the old cashier?"
he said in monologue.
Paxton was seated in his office that;
same night when a messenger boy called
and delivered a note, which the detect?
ive hastily read and as he perused it he
seemel to besomewdiat excited.
"This matter must be looked to at
once!" he exclaimed, and he hurriedly
left the office.
Paxton went directly to Judith Kredge,
whom he found at the apartments lately
tenanted by John Oakburn and his
He had received a surprising com?
munication from.the woman, but he sus?
pected a plot, and he was on his guard.
The detective was about to hear a
disclosure which he most desired, and
Judith Kredge had resolved upon a bold
move. A crisis was impending.
Athletic Maidens.
A snow-shoo competition for ladies
was lately held by the Christiania
Snow-Shoe Club. The interesting
event took place on a hill wdiieh not
many years ago was considered a very
difficult one fer men, but thc fair
6no\v-shoe runners did wonderfully
irelli They not only compassed the
descent without staves or poles hut
even insisted upon a hop being added.
The request was complied with, and
they had not, as it turned out, over?
valued their powers in this respect,
the hop was cleared in the best style.
Three prizes were awarded, and a
dance brought the day to a close.
lint.ian Restriction.
In Russia a child 10 years of age
cannot go away from home to school
without a passport. Servants and
peasants cannot go away from where
they live without a passort. A gen?
tleman residing at St. Petersburg ot
Moscow cannot receive the visit of a
friend who remains many hours with?
out, notifying the police of his ar?
rival, as the case may be. The por?
ters of all houses arc compelled tc
make returns of the arrival and de?
parture of strangers. And for every
one of the above pa-sports a charge
is made of some kind.
Tho Coming Fruit Country.
Oregon fruit-growers say that Ore?
gon is to be the greatest fruit-grow?
ing State of the b'nion. One fruit
expert says that italian prunes
grown in the Willamette Valley are
superior to those grown in Italy.
The climate, he says, is like the great
fruit region of Asia Minor. One
grower has planted about 15,000
prune trees in 150 acres in the Willa?
mette, and it is said that prunes and
other fruits are being planted in
thousands of other farms. That
part of the State promises to be a
vast fruit orchard in the near future.
Improving Honey.
Honey could be immensely im?
proved by the planting of the flowers
known to yield a fine flavored nectar.
Everyone knows the difference in the
quality of the comb contents in dif?
ferent parts of the same country and
in different regions. The Narbonne
honey obtains its fine flavor by being
harvested chiefly from labiate plants,
such as rosemary, etc., and though it
appears that the Maltese honey does
not, as is often stated, owe its tine
aroma to orange blossoms, the latter
undeniably perfumes Greek honey.
Must He a Sprinter.
In Singapore the bridegroom must
secure his bride in a race, and this
custom of brirlerchasing is quite com?
mon throughout southern and east?
ern Asia. In Singapore a circular
course is marked out, half of which
is traversed hy the maiden?incum
bered only with a waistband?ere the
word is given for the would-be pos?
sessor to go in pursuit, in the hope of
overtaking her before she has thrice
compassed the circle; that achieved,
she has- no choice but to take tho
victor for her lord.
Glass I? Ancient.
Dr. Schliemann found bits of glass
in his excavations at Mycena?. though
Homer does not mention it as a sub?
stance known in his time. The most
eminent Egyptologists place the date
of the first use of glass at a period
too remote to be given in years.
An Old Woman.
Letitia Cox, who died at flybrook,
Jamaica, in 1838, claimed and
brought evidence to prove that 6he
was 160 years old at the time of her !
death. _
Three-quarters of the entire manu?
facturing capital of the Doited
States, or M,000.000,OOO, is directly
or indirectly based upon patents. i
the maim; maktyks ki -:intekki:d
vt aki.ingtdn.
Presldenfl McKinley, with Members of
His <'.-lilllie!; Major General Miles, Ail
mliul Heney ami Oilier Notable* In
Attendance Salute Fired :m<l Taps
Sou niled.
WssUngton, (8r?H?l.)?The rsmslsa ol
the one hundred find fifty victims of the
Maine disaster brought from Bsrsaa by the
battleship Texas were buried with full mili?
tary honors upon a kuoii in arlington Ceme?
tery. Tho exercises wore exceedingly sim?
ple. They were in charge of Captain Sigs
hee. now of the Texas, who was captain ol
tho Maine on that fatal night when his ship
was blown up lo Havana harbor two yean
ago. They were attended by President Mc?
Kinley and the members ol his cabiuet. Ad?
miral Dewey. Major General Miles and his
staff, and many other "fleers of the army
and navy stationed in Washington. Among
them were Lieutenant ('ommssder Wsln
wright and Lieutenant F. C. H wers. both of
whom were on the Maine wuen tho explo?
sion occurred. All the army ai.d navy offi?
cers were in full uniform.
Several troops of cavalry from P it Myer,
alnttalionof marines from tlc i.avy yard
and | detachment of sailors from the Texas
were drawn up about the flag.draped cas?
kets, which were raided row on row along
the brow nf tho hill, each bearing a beautiful
wreath of galax leaves. Despite tho snow
and nipping cold over a thousand spectators
pressed against the roped-lined enclosure to
witness the ceremonies. The Marine Band
p'syed a dirge, ",Snfe in tho Arms of Jesus,"
and then simple Protestant and Homau ("ath?
one funeral services were conducted by
Chaplain Clark, of the Naval Academy, and
Father Chid wick, tile chaplain of thc Maine,
under a canvas-canopied shelter in the open
space facing the square in which tho coffins
lay beside their open graves. After the re?
ligious sen ices a detachment of marin's in
their spiked helmets fired a salute of three
blank volleys for the dead and a bugler
sounded "taps.'' The ceremonies lasted
barely twenty minutes. Among the sailors
of the Texas present was Jeremiah Shea,
who had a miraculous escape on tho night ot
the explosion, being blown out of the stoke
hole. Ile was introduced to the President
by Captain Sigsbee.
When asked for an explanation of the
mystery of his escape by the President. Shea
respcnded. as he did to a similar inquiry
from Father Chidwiek at the time of the dis
as e."
"I don't know how I gol through. 1 was
blown out. I guess I must have been au
armor-piercing projectile."
After the ceremonies thu collins were low?
ered into their graves and the work of inter?
ring them bogan.
Denial of Reports About the Partition ol
Portuguese Territory.
London, (By Cable.)? lu the absence of
SOtnal war news, the sensational newspapers
of London, Paris and Berlin are publishing
all sorts of wdld rumors and stories, sug?
gesting foreign complications and treaties
between Germany. Portugal and Great
Britain concerning Delagoa Bay. and pro?
viding for the partition of tho Portuguese
colonies. These stories are also being cabled
to the United States in extenso.
So many alleged disclosures of secret Dela?
goa Bay agreements have recently been sub?
mitted io the British Foreign Office that the
officials have made it a rule neither to deny
nor affirm them, ami when questioned re?
garding the statements of the Lokal An
zeiger, of Berlin, about a reported treaty
the officials adhered to this rule. But a
representative of the Press gathered that the
alleged disclosures were quite inaccurate.
A despatch to the Times from Berlin com?
ments on the Lokal Anzeiger treaty state?
ments as follows:
"When it is remembered that two of Portu?
gal's Asiatic positions. Goa ami Dnmao, form
enclaves of the province of Bombay, thc
statements of the Lokal Anzeiger border on
the fantastic."
The St. James Gazette, In au editorial 00
the reported treaty, says it is "a mere patch?
work of previous reports, some [partly true
and some entirely fa'se."
The probable truth is that, as previously
reported, tho Portuguese possessions in
Africa, north and south of the Zambesi, will
ultimately be leased to Great Britain and
Germany, respectively.
"It is satisfactory," says the Times editor?
ially, "to learn that the Washington govern?
ment is acting with regard to the american
cargoes seized in Delagoa Bay as we should
havw wished aud expected. It is a matter
of course that we shall make full reparation.
if reparation is proved to be due. Ia the
meantime, it may bo noted, as the Americans
themseves admit, that the facts are in con?
siderable doubt, and that some of them seem
to be rather compromising to the v ssels
seized. There will be time enough to talk
of the law and the policy of the step when
the facts have been authoritatively ascer?
The Sort of an Agreement President Kru?
ger Would be Willing t<> Wake.
London, iBy Cable.) A despatch from
Vinstou Churchill says that from conversa?
tions with members of the Transvaal execu?
tive at Pretoria he learned that the Boers
began tho war with trepidation, but that
President Kruger is now confident Great
B'kain will soon sue for peace.
In the highest Transvaal circles, Mr.
Churchill asserts, there is serious talk of a
compromise, by which Great Britain would
cede the territory now occupied by tr?
annies of the two republics, pay an indem?
nity of X20.030.C00 (?100,000,090) and ack?
nowledge the complete independence ol tin
Moonshiner Captured.
Scranton, Pa., (Special.| Frank Malley,
the alleged moonshiner whose still was un?
earthed in Pike county last week, was etj -
turcd at Browntown, Luzerue county, niel
iodged in the Lnekawana Jail to await trial
in Philadelphia.
liloody Civil War.
Victoria, ll. C., ("Special.V-News has been
received by the steamer Aorangi of a bloody
civil war that has been raging among tuc
natives of Kirwani, .New Guinea. lu the
fighting the hend chief was defeated, and ll
villages in all were destroyed, with heavy
Hallway for Yukon District
Pt. Paul, Minn., (Special.-The Dominion
Government apparently contemplates build
big a railway from Great Slavo Lake to Ches?
terfield Inlet and through the Yukon dislrut.
A survey party is now beinj-JHted out and
one of the members is nowKlhis city
Americans Attack a Strong loree of OTU*
plnee?IainrgentS Were Driven
Out of San Mateo.
Manila, (By Cable.)?Colonel Loekett, with
a force of 2,500, including artillery, attacked
a strong foreo of insurgents entrenched in
the mountains near Montalban, about five
miles northeast of San Mateo. The euemy
were completely routed, the Americans pur?
suing them through tho hills, amid which
they lied in every direction.
Four Americans were wouuded. The Fili?
pino loss was large, resulting from a'heavy
infantry and artillery fire for three hour?
into the trenches.
It is supposed that tho insurgents were
those who were driven out of San Mateo on
the day General Lawton was killed. They
num ered probably a thousand.
A dozen lines of insurgent trenches cov?
ered the steep trail through the hills, and
likewise the valley below, along which the
Americans passed. Tho main attacking party
consisted of the Forty-sixth Volunteer In?
fantry, a troop of cavalry and artillery. Col?
onel Loekett commanding in person. The
rest of the command operated from remote
points in an endeavor to carry out Colonel
Loekett's plan of throwing his lines around
the enemy, and thus cutting off retreat. The
nature of the mountainous country made it
impracticable to execute this movement suc?
After the insurgents began to run there
was a vain attempt to use artillery.
It now nppears that one American was
killed in the attack upon the Subig garrison
by General Santa Ana.
Doubt as to Mho the Election Commis?
sioners Arc.
Frankfort, Ky.. (Special.)?Governor Tay?
lor appointed W. H. Mackoy (antl-Goebel
Democrat i and A. M. J. Cochran ( Republi?
can) state election commissioners. The
Republican minor slate officials-elect, whose
contests will come before the board, have
not decided exactly what eourso they will
j ursue, but as Clerk Shaekelford will swear
in the Democratic commissioners appointed
by Commissioner Poyntz, it is probable Tay?
lor's appointees will institute mandamus
proceedings to get possession of the offices.
Democratic leaders do not believe the courts
will hold Taylor's appointments good, but
they do not disguise the fact thnt they re?
gret the complications growing out of the
resignations of former Commissioners Pryor
and Ellis.
A few scattering members of the legisla?
ture began arriving, aud it is anticipated
that, owing to the unusual interest growing
-iut of the contests for governor and lieuten?
ant governor, nearly all will bo hero early.
Friends of ex-Flection Commissioner Kills
ure, with his authority. dis"ouragiuga move?
ment among some of the antl-Goebel Demo?
crats to give him a boom for senator. Eilis
ls unqualifiedly for Blackburn.
Subjects Must Not Assist thc Boers -Work
of thc Koer Sharpshooters.
London, (By Cable.)?The British authori?
ties, thoroughly alarmed over the disaffec?
tion of the farmers In Cape Colony, and the
assistance being given the Boers by oth?-r
British subjects, are adopting various meas?
ures to cheek it. Proclamations and orders
issued by British military commanders hav?
ing had no effect, the Privy Council held a
meeting at Windsor Castle, at which Queen
Victoria proclaimed a warning to all British
subjects not to assist the inhabitants of the
Transvaal or Orange Free State, or sell or
transport merchandise thereto, under pen?
alty of the law.
The Queen's proclamation will undoubted?
ly prove as futile as the declarations of the
British commanders. Tho colonists, who are
helping tho Boers, will continue to do so
surreptitiously, if not openly. It will be
utterly impossible for tho British to patrol
the whole of Cape Colony to prevent the peo?
ple aiding tho Boer fighters, with whom lucy
are in sympathy.
Twcniy-flvc Thousand Dollar* to bc Raised
in Indiana.
Indianapolis. Ind., (Special.)--A joint
committee of tho Commercial Club and the
Board of Trade met to organize for raising a
fund of |S5,030 or more to erect a statue of
Goners! Lawton here.
It was resolved that an Indians Lawton
monument commission be orjrnitised, of
whi'di the Governor should lui s- -ffloio tho
provident, which should c.nsi.-t ol tho mem?
bers of the joint ccmmi'.ti 6 end tbs chair
men of county Lawton monument commit?
tees, and whose purposo should be,ibo erec?
tion at tho capital of n monument tn memory
of General Lawton.
Je<.?e Marden Kills nu lucie. Wounds An?
other, uiiil ls I/imstir Killed.
Huntsville, Ala., (Special.)?In a street
duel al Deposit two men were Killed atula
t lird probably fatally wouuded.
James Hardens throat was cut from ear
to ear by his nephew, Jesso Harden. The
former I? dead. John C. Harden, a brother
of the dead man, was seriously cut by Jesse
Harden, and as the.Jlght was drawing tor.
eIo.:0 Mac Russel discharged a load of buck?
shot Into tho abdomen of Jesso Harden,
causing death instantly. All the parties are
vveli known and prominent in polities. The
cause Of the fight is not known.
Thc Dukes, of North Carolina, Ruy Large
Leesburg, Fla., (Special.)?Ninety-four
thousand acres of land have been recently
purchased in Lake county, this state, by tin.'
Dukes, the tobacco men, of North Carolina.
Tho expoct to cut oft' aud utilize the timber,
plant tho land in tobacco, and eventually
run a railroad across the country to conned
with the Florida East Coast Railway.
Family Tragedy in Springfield.
Springfield. 0., (Special.) Frank ?. Coe
shot and killed his wife, then shot himself.
They were found sldo by side, Mrs. Coe
dead, but Coe still living. Ho was taken to
the hospital.. Coe is an employe of tho Otilo
Southern Railway. Jealousy is thought te
be tho cause of the tragedy.
Killed in a Poker Boona.
Clinton. III., (Special.;- At Weldon, ten
miles southeast of here. Harry Summer-.
tr., a carpenter, and "Doc"' Marcum, a
farm hand, quarrelled in n poker room,
when .Marcum shot and killed Summers.
rou vim by tho Bonners.
New York, (Special.)?A contract was
signed transferring all copyrights, title and
subscription list of Demorest's Magazine tc
Robert Bonner's Sons. Demorest's Maga?
zine will be discontinued, and the fashion
aud pattern departments, haif-mluute talks
aid world's progess will be continued io tho
ledger Monthly. . . .
I No. 083. Mane in 54. 48, 42, 36 inch widths.
12.25 buys this Urass-triramed White
F.nameled Bedstead. In efock in ill
widths; length. 75 iuches. It has one
inch pillars, two-inch brass vases and
caps. This bod retails at from 5 to 6
Buy of the maker and save tho mid?
dleman's larRo profits. Our Cata'ogues
are mailed for the asking. Complete
lines of Furniture, Carpets. Draperies,
Crockery, Pictures, Mirrors, Stoves,
Hefriiircratorii, Baby Carriages, Lamps.
Bedding. ?*tc,, nre contMiiiea iii ifieso
hooks. Our Lithographed Carpet Cata
logueshowiny all goods In hand-paint* d
colors isalso free; if Carpet Samples aro
wanted mail us 8c. in stamt s. Drop a
postal at once to tho ihoney-savcro
and reiiieinher that w <? p n y
freight thia mnnlh on purchase*
Of Carpets, Lace Curtains. I'or
tiers and Rugs amounting to
$9.00 and over.
Julius Hines 6 Son
Please mention this Faper.
A great rock on which stood a monastery
and a hotel at Amalfi, Italy, dropped into
the sea, carrying sith it another hotel and
several villas. Four vessels were also de?
stroyed. The loss of life is heavy.
Toe opponent! of the government in the
French Chamber of Deputies made an attack
upon its policy In the conspiracy trial.
Hugh LttpttS Qrogvenor, Duke Of West?
minster, and reputed to have been the rich?
est mau in the world, is deed.
Forty acbool children were drowned bythe
Ice on the river i.ys. at Prelloghom, Belgians,
giving w;iy.
The Imperial and Prussian ministers are
replying through the newspapers lo th* at?
tacks made upon them. There sill be a
sharp il^ht iii th< Prussian Diet against
Prince Hohenlohe, thc chancellor, whom the
Conservative* are determined lo oust.
ri;e arrival ol the German warship Nias
at Port-au-Prince has caused alarm amosg
the Haytisns.
The Guatemalan revolution bi reported to
have been suppress* d.
Jean Lamoureaux. a famous musical con
doctor, died in Paris.
Li Hung (hang was appointed acting
viceroy ol Canton, China.
Derouleda was sentenced to two years in
prison for libelling-senators composing High
Court of JnsjUee.
In a speech at aberdeen, Mr. Brice bitterly
attacked Mr. Chamberlain and di Boonetd
his methods.
The steamer Cameo picked up the crew ol
the Italian bark Leuueein, which hmLfound?
ered. _
Prince Arenberg was court-martialed foi
killing a native in German Southwest Africa.
Mahmoud Pasha, the Sultan's fugitive SOn*
in-law, reached Marseilles.
Germany has determined to secure a num?
ber of coaling stations for her navy in the
far Fast, the Antilles and Sooth America.
Tho Osman Bag was hoisted over Hie
court-house at Apia, Samoa.
At Trinity College, in Dublin, the degree
of doctor of laws was conferred on Joseph
Chamberlain. The students made a dense**
| trallon, but were worsted by the police.
The Sultan's son-in-law fled fr<>m Gos*
stantinople with his wife's jewel* and all the
money he could collect.
China has declared her purpose to light
rather than grant France's demand foi terri?
President Castro's troops ousted General
Hernandez' party from Maracaibo. Vene?
PH noss Says Naked UgfctS Mere I scil in
RrasaoU Mine.
Brownsville, Ta.. (Special.V-Four more
bodies have been recovered from the Bias*
nell mines, near ibis place, increasing to Hi
the number of persons known to have I.a
killed in Saturday's disaster. The bodies
have not been identified.
The mine Officials admit that two <>r more
bodies are still in the mine, but representa?
tives Of the Slavonic Society have mad'' a
house-to-house canvass and report that eight
Ol their number alone are in the wreck, and
how many others they db not know.
That naked lights aud unlocked safety
lamps were used in the mine was officially
confirmed by Pic Boss Thomas Jones, who
made a statement to that efleet Mr. Jones
was asked if it was true that on last Tuesday
morning he issued a general order that the
miners could dispense with safety lamps.
Some of the families of the dead miners
are in suffering condition, and provisions aro
being sent out by the Brownsville merchants,
as well as from L'niontown.
The fact that last Saturday was pay dav at
tho mine and that there were BO empty
wagons to load accounts for many not going:
into me mine that morning. Had the acci?
dent occurred any other day there would
have been more than KM) men in the mine,
and the result would have bees even more
appalling than it is. Some of the bodies were
removed to their homes and buried.
Little Albert llesse, who died after being
rescued, lived only a few steps from the
shaft. He went to the window Saturday
morning and looked out, ssytng to his
father: ??papa. I guess there i- no use ,,f ,?..
going to work this morning, a- then- is no
The rather said Albert had better go aud
help him feed the mules. They both Started
out together and never returned.
Tiie excitement caused by the terrible ac?
cident has driven all thought of the holiday
festivities from the homes .,f all WD0 uv? jn
the neighborhood, even those who nave no
Tri.-nds killed. The search for the bodies
still goes en.
Defaulting Cushier Arrested,
Des Moines. Ia.. (Special. )?-State Auditor
Merriam received telegraphic advices that
Jeremiah Kendrick, defaulting cashier of thu
Citizens' state Bank, had been captured In
the East. Kendrick disappeared tbng
months ag). ?14.000 short in bia cash, and
his capture is through efforts of the <; uaranly
Surety Company of New York. Mr. Merriam
is not informed where the capture was ma lc.
Kendrick will bo brought to iowa fo : trial.
A BUM iii Canton. Ohio.
Canton. Ohio, i Special, i-Fire started i.
an electric heater in one of th.- Canton-UfU
tUlon ears after all the ears had been mn
int..-, tho barn. Servi-e Oft OstttOtt Streets is
on half time on the main lines, ami all otbei
Hues ure abandoned. The interurban ter
viv* Will bs maintained. The lesa i-> tfid -
000. covered by iueurnnce.

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