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SUmlp Scaitt. VOL. XIII, N O 152. GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23,1900] WHOLE NO. 3,933. ATTACKJIPUISED! Boers Make an Attempt to Break through British Lines, BI&HTY BOER'S TAKjBN POMSON- ERS-;CBONJ13’S F.ORCE -WELL PROPEOTED EBOM THE BHXTisH SHBL'L FIRE—.G-BN. BUIMER RE­ PORTED TO B'B IHEAiVILY ENGKAG- ED-;OTH<ER -WA-R NEWB, PAARDBBERG, Feb. 24.—Yester­ day an interestlBg series of fights oc- cim-ed along the British front. A thousand Boers, under <3eneral De-rvot, i« the early dawp determined to at­ tempt to break through the British lines and aid General Cronje. A body of five hundred Boers moved toward the British left and cantered in the direction of a kopje, with the object of occupying it. Unfortunately for the Boers, the kopje was held hy a com­ pany of Scottish. Boerderers who np- enoi a heavy lire. The Boers galloped off, but moved again toward another British position, but the Boerderers were again ready to receive them. The third repulse thoroughly disconcerted the Boers, -who galloped away in a Later the Boers moved directly to­ ward another kopje, which was unoc­ cupied, but the Boerderers raced the Boers lor the position and won, occu­ pying the kopje and, driving off the A portion o f the Boors ultimately oc­ cupied a Icopje which was flanked par­ tially by the Boerderers and facing a kopje hold by the Y\orkshires. A vig­ orous fusillade ensued, and the British succeeded in silencing the Boer fire. A company of Yorkshires were sent to clear out the Boers, but the attempts failed, the Boors opening a heavy fire and the British having no cover. The Boers made several attempts to run, but the maxims effectually checked them. The Buffs, which had been or­ dered to reinforce the Yorkshires, had worked carefully and cautiously around and got within 150 yards of the Boers. Eighty Boers surrendered, hut many, it appears, escaped, going sln- Most of the prisoners had just ar­ rived from Ladysmith. They com­ plained of the bad generalship of their leader. Nearly every man carried ex­ plosive bullets, and five British wore wounded with tlicse bullets. There is no longer the slightest doubt that the Boers are gradually discarding all rules of clvllisecl warfare. GOING INTO ACTION, BULLER’5 SECOND TRY. 1 Bringing up the guns un4er fire a t the Tngela river, when the second attempt to relieve the beselged city. of-Lady- sm ith was made. The English artiflery has been distinguished all through this campaign and the hardest work oif all has fallen upon the gunners. CRONJE -WEiriLr PROTECTED. LONDON, Feb. 26.—If the latest dis­ patches from Paardeberg throw any light on the situation, they show that Cronje’s forces tiave far more protec­ tion from Roberts’ heavy fire than the first dispatches indicated. A special dispatch from Raardcberg, published in the Dally Dhronlcle, dated Satur­ day, says: “A balloon has discovered that the enemy is well covered by system of burrowing in the river bank, which resembles rabbit-warren, affords a shell-proof position.\ This, perhaps, more than any other circumstance, explains why what was looked upon here a s Gen. Cronje’s death struggle i s so prolonged. Small bodies apparently,’ are still able make their escape. MfeanWhile, Lord Roberts’ engineers arc sapping steadily towards the Boer laager and', according to a special fro-m Paardeberg, dated Sunday, the cordon is gradually draw­ ing closer. A Pietermaritzburg dispatch, of to­ day’s date says General Duller is still heavily engaged lighting. PROFITS OF DB BEER’S COMPANY. KTMiBERILBr, Feh. 24.—Cecil Rhodes, presiding a t a meeting of the De Beer’s company to-day, announced that the year’s profits o f the De Beer’s company amounted to two million ponnds. Speaking of -the two classes of shareholders, the imaginative and unimaginativo, Ehodos said the latter class, who passed lives •filling their money hags, which was dissipated by their offspring on -wine, women and lioi’ses, will bo satisfied with the trans­ action of the chartered coimpany, The. Do Beer’s company o^vns all the dia­ monds wherever its charter exists. The unimaginative class feel a glow of satisfaction at the thought that the Immonso I'lchcs nilxlcli bad beoji taken from the soil hod not llieon devoted merely to tiro tl'<’(!oratloii of llio fair sex. Kjfonklng oC Mio wni’ ho eonstdered It a miKZio why It ni'OHO, The Ti'nnsvnnl mid Free fitiilo ■wore not reimblli'R, hut simiity pulltlcnl gitnKi ’’^iho Iminlmgifi tl (lie poor niHehincn, nppciilliig to their pidrlotlcm niifl illvidlnsi Ljiollfi iinimut ilie eutaiei, T lioo olig4»krc:!i Iw de­ clared, ihad been long conspiring to seize British South Africa, A fter showing how KlmbeiTey had been defended by the citizens, of whom 120 had been killed or wounded, and Ihaaking Qen. French for his gallant rifle, Rhodes closed ibrilliantl^, assert­ ing, “We have doneourduty in preserv­ ing and protecting the greatest com­ mercial asset in the. world—Her Majes­ ty’s flag.’’ BULEER REPORTS CASUALTIES. ■ XOiNDON, Feb. 26.—General Biiller, In a dispatch from Colenso, dated Sun­ day, reports that the British casualties on. Peh. 20 were twelve killed and nine­ ty-nine wounded, among the Somersets and Dorsets, and Peb. 22 and Feb. 23, twelve officers wounded. BOER ATTACK REPULSED. “PAARIDEBURG, undated, via Mod- der river, Feb. 25, evening.—^The Bor­ derers and Yorkshires have repulsed a Boer attack, inflicting heavy loss.’’ It Is probable that the above dispatch refers to the engagement of Friday. TO SURVEY CANALS. IRON WORKS DAMAGED. Blaze Causes S180,000 B a m a s e aud 1,000 M e n A re T h row n O u t o f W o rk. ALBANY, Peb. 26.—Fire destroyed three large bulldlng.s of the Troy Malle­ able Iron w’orks yesterday morning, causing a damage of $150,000. The plant Is located in ‘the town o f Colonie, just north of 'the Watervliet city boun­ dary line, and east of the Erie canal. Fully 1,000 employes -will be thrown out of work and •will suffer from enforced idleness probably for three morrths. The pliant consists of seven large buildings, together -with a handsome office and numerous sheds. The build­ ings are of brick. The entire plant is valued a t about $500,000. F a ta l F i r e a t Center R u tland . RUTLAND, Vt., Feb. 26.—The Rip­ ley marble mill at Centre Rutland, owned by the Vermont Marble com- was burned. ausing a loss of ,000; Insurance, $13,000. Patrick :Garry, a sawyer, was suffocated by loke and burned, to death. Under a Plan Proposed Jiy the Com­ mission Appointed by the Governor. ALBANY, Feb. 26.—>The question of the appropriation of sixty-two millions fo-r canals has been settled so far as action this year is concerned. It has been •decided -to adopt a bill providing for the Immediate and careful survey of canals un^er a plan proposed .hy the comtnission appointed by the governor. This work is to be done by the state engineer and surveyor. The hill will probably go in this week and will au­ thorize the immediate beginning of the Avork. 'I't was decided that to ask for an appropriation of that magnitude n-ecessarily demanded a completely de­ tailed plan embracing the entire ex­ penditure 111 detail Avith some assur­ ance that theworkoontemiplated should be completed Avith the amount of mon­ ey desired. It was seen to he quite im­ possible to give such careful estimates before the legislature adjourns. London Theatre Destroyed by Fire. LONDON, Fob, 26.—The Grand th e ­ atre, Islington, AVhere Sir Henry Irving and oth e r stars'havo been In the habit of beginning'provincialiprovlncial tours,ours, Avas gut- ected. iro'por- t aa ted by fire to-day. Arson is stispec The tliontrlcnl ivanlro'bos and pro' tics were lost. M o llnaiix O o u ftr* tVUU A ttoriiBy, ORK, Feb, 20.—Roland lad a long NEW YOn Mollneiix ban had „ .......... tvllh tioorgo Battle, oiio of hl« law' yei’H, who, nccompanlod by the con' demned maii'n father, vlidii'd Iho brhmn » thing Ring, Mollnoux cxpivHsndi hlit f'fliiiltli'iif'o In the iiUlmato «ucrcs!i of Hilt couiitJol^H^oijpris, land r conforem*'’ of hl« law- STEAMER^S PERIL. A llan B luer Californian F o a n d lng On Rooks 'W ltk H o ld F u l l of W a ter. light la s t night, Avent ashore on Ram island ledge, just outside of the harbor, a feAV minutes after her pilot left her yesterday morning. All the pass are safe, although still aboard. isengers safe, although still aboard. The idltion of the vessel is uncertain. Most of the local seafaring of the opinion r men ai rocks har opinion that the rocks have penetrated the bottom of the vessel in several places and they doubt A’ery much If she can be saved. The master of the Californian is Captain John Prance, one of the old­ est and most' capable employes of the line. There are six cabin, five inter­ mediate and 10 steerage passengers, besides a crew of 75 men. The cabin passengers aye Mr. and Mrs. Hatton, Montreal: Mr. and Mrs. D. Wils Toronto: Miss Bailey, OttaAVa, and Mr. Browell, Esquimau, B. C. It Is impossible to secure the names of the others, as there are only two lists, one on board 'the ship and the other In the mails for Montreal. As soon as the Californian struck bombs Avere fired, rockets sent up and colore.d lights burned. The rockets were observed by the patrolmen at the Cape Elizabeth Life Saving station, but on account of the seA'cre gale and high 'seas, they Avere unable to roAV across in their boat and render tho etoanier any assistance. Soon after a boat from, the Californian arrWed, having roAvod in from Ram Island. Captain Barclay says that the hold is full of. water, the fires are ex­ tinguished and there is a heavy sea, but the passengers are perfectly safe, They elected not to bo transferred. Tho passengrB will probably bo taken off today without danger, aud if tho sea Is smooth the work of re­ moving ibo cargo av III commence. Iltisliins* M an Dies of I'lionm onln. J3LMinA, N. Tn Feb, 26,-Fi oderirk i’. Ayroa, proprietor e( Ayers’ innvblo nml grftiilto works «nd ono of the oUy'» best known bunlncsa men, rtlort of FERRARO ELECTEtOCUTED. Italian Murderer Pays the Penalt for His Crime, NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—Antonio Fer­ raro was electrocuted in Sing Sing prison this morning for the murder of Lucane Muchio in Brooklyn on April 4, 1898. Five shodks Avere administer­ ed .before the attending physicians AS'cre satisfied th a t Ferfaro was dead. On April 4,1898, F erraro and Lucian© Muchio quarrelled in 'Brooklym. Fer­ raro was being roughly handled -hy Muchio, when he drew a razor and sev­ ered Muchio’s jugular vein. Muchio died almost instantly. The defense set up by the prisoner Avas insanity, hut Ferraro was convicted. The last few days Ferraro spent in his cell was a period of torture to the nine other men aAvaiting fate in the death house. The Italian moaned, wdpt and cursed his fate eontinuaiiy and his outbursts of rage k ^ t all 'the other occupants of the death house in a state of intense’ ner­ vous excitement. K tOniCIUTIIII Six Immense Warhouses Des­ troyed in Suburb of Paris. OVER lOO PEOf’LB WERE INJURED —BLAZE ORIGINATED IN A. COL­ LECTION OF ALCOHOL AND OIL STORES AND SPREAD WITH GREAT RAPIDITY — TROOPS WERE CALLED OUT TO AID THE FIREMEN. PARIS, Feb. 26.—As the result of a fire that broke out yesterday morning a t St. Qnen, a suburb of Paris, iry p collection of alcohol and oil stores, a series of explosions occurred, spread­ ing tlie flames until a block of six Im­ mense' warehouses AA^as involved In a terrific conflagraton. A great concourse of spectators had assembled and had approached too near, AVhen suddenly and unexpectedly, the explosions occurred. A large num­ ber of people, Including some firemen, were more or less injured. The last explosion occurred at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when it was thought that all such danger had been averted. Thirty persons were Injured by flying debris. The offloial computation shows that 160 ■vA-ere hurt, quite a number serl- The fire broke out at 8 o’clock and from some cause, as yet unkno'wu. It had obtained a firm hold before It was discovered. It progressed without ex­ citing incidents during the mornng and a t 1 o’clock had been gotten under control. At 4 -o’clock, liOAvever, the falling waHls permitted the flames to reach a number of alcohol vats, and then tfio explosions began to take place. The block of -warehouses was alny-ost surrounded by unoccupied ground, over which the burning alcohol spread AA'hen the buildings ooWapsed, resem­ bling a >sea of flames and causing consternation throughout the district. People in the dAvelllngs nearby be­ gan hastily removing their furniture. The suffocating heat and fumes seri­ ously hampered the work of the fire brigade. A number of engines were sent from Paris to assist. The firemen worked fearlessly and, more than once, were precipitated -to the ground by fallling roofs and walls. A detachment of soldiers aided the firemen In emptying the adjacent houses o f furniture, and the ambu­ lances were busy In carrying victims to the neighboring hospitals.. Fortunately the flames did not reach the Immense reservoirs of petroleum. The loss is estimated at 2,000,009 francs. <k,Co. ItiioAvn Inmlncw! nion, rtlo inmila yraterday ufloi'iwon. agid Big- Fire in Montpeal. MONTREAL, Feb. 26,—The Theatre Prancais and nearly an entire block on St. Catherine street, between St. Dom­ inique and Cadieux streets, -was burned \Tlie total Joss is about $100,000. OBITUARY. Friends Who will be Cherished in ' Memory of the Living-. Mervin S. Hollis died at his home, No. 27 East Green avenue, a t 7 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 29 years. Mr. Hollis had been sick only a few days and his death Avas quite unexpected. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mabel; also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gardinier Hollis of Coop- erstoAvn, three brothers, Frederick Hollis of this city, Lazem and ■William of CooperstoAvn, and one sister. Miss Minnie Hollis of Cooperstown. The funeral will bo held Wednesday, at 2:30 p. in., conducted by Rev. W. H. Richard T. Herrlelc, agbd 83 years, died of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stephen P. Putman, at Broadalbln, Saturday morning at 5 o’clock. Ho Is survived by one slstor, who rosidos in Gloversvlllo, one broth­ er, In Irwa, three halt aistevH and two half brothers. Tho uiacml was hold from tho house tlila morning at 10 o'clock. News was nccolYed In this oily to­ day. nnnoiuidng tho d-oath o£ Hugh Di'nfly, a tornior director o f tho Qlov- crsvlllo Elretrle company, which occur­ red at Ilia Jiomo in nofti^eifitoni. Tho funeral will bo liel^ W’-odnesday, and fiuim’lntendont J a m Hegloy ftnd wife It’s iutercstlng to know just -whore to buy trustworthy, guaranteed furni­ ture. It stops all hesitation and guess- No trashy furniture sold here. It’s the come-agaiu-and-again cus­ tomer that -wo are after-^aud if Ave weren’t getting him we Avouldn’t have been compelled to add the third and fourth floors of Nos. 51 and 53 to this depaitment’s regular selling space. ^ Among the things Avo’rc anxious to have you soo noAV is our collection ,oC upholstered parlor furnlturo. ShoAVlng some oxccptionally good 5- ploce suites a t $40, ?50, ?C0, $05 and $75. Some of them beautifully inlaid. Some upholstered in Royal slllt, rlolily om- hroldorod; others in satin brocades and silk damasks, ' W. A C a Albany, N, Y. Choice Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Sterling Silver and first quality Silver Plated Ware. mCH AMERICAN CUT 0LA55. One Piece Solid 14,18,22 Karat Gold Wedding Rings,.Guaranteed as Stamped IHR. A. D, WESSELS. OPTICIAN at Our Store Thprsdays. M i ^ R R V A . D I L L O N . Diamond Merchant and Jeweler. as nORTH HAIR STREET. Be wise. M. FELD M A N , 37 W. Fulton St. Home Outfitter. Two Doors E. of P. O Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, etc. wise. Economize, If you need an y of these goods, buy them (here and money. If you Investigate you w ill find they will cost you considerably elsewhere. i White Enameled Bedsteads, all Sizes, Value $6; special price $3.98., Golden oak sideboards, pattern Pren ch bevel-plate mirror, one drawer lined for silver, thoroughly well made, and o f good design, valued a t $18.00. Spe­ cial price, $13.00. { Solid Oak Extension Tables 42-Inch, square top. round fluted legs, value $10.00. Special price $7.48. Solid Oak Dining Chairs, shapes, complete ■' at lowest prices. Prices Panging From $2.98 a(i<^ Up< M . f ’ e l d i v i A n , Hoonie Oatfitber. 37 and 89W. FuHoa S t 2 doore SMt of P. O Stop .Wasting Coal by Using Poor Furnaces. Call and see our ‘WEcr iwmi Also a list of those who are made happy by using them. B r a m e r ’s , THE STOVE MAN. 12 Church Street. M,JiniisHiiig|aii) '.1 Fancy Rockers \ Now on Sale. ' Rockers, value $7.50, now $4.75. Rockers, value $5.75, now $3.75. White Enamel Bedsteads, $3.88. ' Good Oak Sideboard, $11. Extension tables, $4, $6 and $7. Solid Oak Dining Chairs, worth $1.5(J apiece, now $1.12. Come aad see us be« fore buying and s^ve money. 'osl, Jones 4 Go 10 WEST FULTON STEIHBT White Fur Baby Robes. A F e w L e ft t o d o s e C^u t*. •*.... T h e ^ 5 K ind for SA- All This Season’s Stock W . H . D l X O t S i S k C O 17AMOIITH MAIN N T iliri.

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