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death dealt ijv a shell thrown
J One of Gencrnl White's Devonshlr
- J Captains Killed and Seven Lleuten-
ant Wounded While at Stess.
PUDDINGS INCASED IN IE0N
MORE. COMPLIMENTS OP THE SEASON
rmcD ixto the besieged tow..
naoior from Pretoria that the British
Are Detr.oyinsr UI Knn anil Tre
larlnc for a Finn! Sonic
JIETHUEN STILL INACTIVE
jullTI?ll HECONXOISANCE FORCE
DEFEATED NEUl DORDRECHT. ,
Kliuuerloy Well Supplied with AVnter
and Stocked vrlth Food Sufficient
to Last Three Mouths.
PARTY OF B0ER3 CUT OFF
CXABLE TO CROSS THE TL'fiELA ON
.-ACCOUNT OF HIGH WATER.
Roller Prepnrinsr to Advance-German
Außer Over Seiure of the
Ii an de rat It Cooler This Mornlugr.
LONDON. Jan. 1, 1300.-This . hello-
graph message has been received by way
of n'eenen. from Ladysmlth, dated Dec. 27:
The Boers are actively bombarding the
town. One shell struck the Devonshire
mea . tent, kiillrg Captain Dalzell and
Wounding seven 1-eutenants, Dent, Twiss,
''fuarn. CafTyn, BjTene, Scafa and
''ter dispatch from Ladysmitb, by way
kl . enen. dated Dec. 29, says: "All well.
Tv Bacrs h-ivo been firing plugged shells
v plum pudding and the compil
er to season. They are still fortt
.' osltlons and are evidently de-
riakv a f rrn stand." -
ino Daily Vail f.-m L--
L-'i.. dated Dec 2y, says: "It"
Is. v, '.- Ladysmlth, by way of
Prrtoi. - i . '"-.a British are destroying
their h'cavy a-u.;on, prior to a final sortie."
"The Transvaal agents here have bought
jp all the avallaDle milk, sugar and coffee.
Ihey have managed to get largo orders
cnt for . shipment here by French and
mua steamers. Prices have advanced
cent. In consequence and the stocks
vort. Something like-a famine Is
heBrU'sh government Is
" 'ned hero'' from
or the Volks-
rai ':btlesa to give
JPwt?' ' Ins ber best
io mami.iu - .. . : 0ign opinion
)ft,Lourer20 ilr jv.- - it-rally in favor
of äiitive ' af .lag i t ' .ors to procure
rood'.eui ics. i rt Sott; the Transvaal
-nsl i fixal here, la Tsing Lloyd's
V 'Unci tne agencies for the Castle,
"i. and Bucknall steamship line's in con
v ...-nrsi of the position he holds."
t Tl.. War Office publishes the following
tiid.-Vvh, dated yesterday, from the gen
eral officer commanding at Cape Town:
t. "244thuen po?iUon la unchanged.
.'French reports that the Boers, fearing
; their , communication would be cut off by
our cavalry, have returned to Colesburg.
I Hear unofficially from, Stcrkttrocm that a
British reconnoiäsance, seven miles north
5 iof Dordrecht, engaged superior forces and
? raa obliged to retire on Dordrecht.
i "Later Montmorency, on Dec CO, met
- superior forcr,. Using artillery, he oper
ated to the rear of the Boers. In the course
of the day he was compelled to withdraw
to Dordrecht In good order, assisted by
cixty men from Dordrecht, before which
ve are In position fo defense. The follow
ing caauality reported one serionsiv
1 i wounded."
A dl?patch to the Dally Mail from Klm
bcrley. dated Dec. 22. says: "We have
od cnoush for three months. Fresh fruity
vegetables are obtainable daily from
Kenllvtyrth. and wuter la plentiful and cx
cellent.'N 4-..The Dal Mall publishes the following
'dfepatch froi Cape 'Town: "Ninety-five
per cent, of t) Bechuana farmera in the
Vryburg distrkrjgined the Boers, helping
tm to loo tbo stores throughout the
go! river. They also
Uafeklng while Gen.
ki to meet tLord
o .... .
smith that story i6u -ill ;o such
hopeful view can be taken as tne- Boer ac
count of the Mafeklng sortie seems de
signed to convey. No word regarding any
such movement has yet arrived from
British source?, and the feeling of sus
pense is deepening, as it is feared Colonel
Baden-Powell's silence Indicates that his
position- is becoming desperate.
Tfco dh-Tatchts from the front breathe a
confident Kplrit, which is by no means
echoed here. The Ladysraith advices show
that the Boer shelling is becoming deadly,
while sickness and ennulment are also tell
ing strongly upon the garrison. The news
of the spread of a rebellion among the
Dutch colonists, and of the attempts of
Boers to cut the railway at widely different
points Is very disquieting as bearing upon
the safety of the extended lines of commu
nication. AH the correspondents are beginning to
hint of a forward movement on the part
of General Buller, the danger of which is
indicated In a dispatch to the Daily Tele
graph from Frere, recording the unfortu
nate failure of two reconnolssances. In
one case the Boer lines at Colenso were to
have been bombarded by night. Mounted
men drew the Boer fire, and It was intend
ed that the naval guns should bombard.
TMs, however, the latter failed to do, ow
ing to somo misunderstanding, and the
reconnoltering party was compelled to
flounder back to camp through the wet and
stormy night, marching in mud and water
and with the greatest discomfort. Accord
ing to the same correspondent, a similar
fate awaited another reconnoissance in the
opposite direction. "Two detachments,"
says the dispatch, 'lest their way in the
darkness. They were unable to effect a
junction for attack; they stumbled into
water holes and were out all night, only to
return drenched and disappointed In the
It Is roughly estimated that there are
23,003 Boers between Ladysmith and Colen
so. some 403 being on the south side of
Tugela river. At all points the enemy
shows ceaseless activity.
A large number of Americans are said to
be finding their way into the various volun
teer regiments, being raised In Cape
Colony. It is also reported that many
Africans are arriving at Delagoa bay, hav
ing been expelled from the Rand because
they had refused to. work the Johannesburg
mines for the government.
The proofs of contraband traffic Increase
dally. It Is alleged that European officers
arrive at Delagoa bay every week and
proceed to the Boer lines. The Cape Argus
asserts that the latest importations by
way of Lourenro Marques are six large
Armstrong guns and sixteen cases cf amu
nltlon, all of which have arrived at Pre
toria The Imperial authorities at the Cape
have seized at Adelaide an Immense con
signment cf arms and ammunition, marked
"Biscuits," sent by Boers to Dutch farmers
in that neighborhood.
It is feared that the British reconnois
sauco north of Dordrecht described In a
dispatch to the War Office, may turn out
to have been a rather serious affair. A
correspondent of the Associated Press at
Sicrkstroom. telegraphing Dec. 31 says:
"Captain Montmorency,, of the Twenty
first Lancers, with a patrol of 120 was re
connoitring eight miles north of Dor
drecht. Ite met the Boers at Labu.'chag
ie'H Nek. .They opened fire and the British
replied. The fighting continued- for six
hoars, vh;- the Boers received ;.tr6n re
Snf rce n-nt, f iacjüilins artillery Captain
Meatmoixncy retired-and took ir defensive
position a i Dordrecht. The; Boers did not
pursue, him,! it' Is believedthat they re
tired on thir main body. Their losses are
not known." '
The Queen's message to the British
troops In South Africa was sent to every
general. It ran thus: "I wish you and all
my brave soldiers a happy Christmas. God
protect and bless you all."
The .morning papers are inclined to re
frain from commenting upon the Bundes
rath incident pending further investigation.
The Dally Chronicle says: "The incident
waa unfortunate; but the Germans may
await the result of the inquiry with con
fidence In our fairness."
The Standard says: "We feel sure that
Germany will recognize the unimpeachable
validity of our position. . We shall enforce
auch . claims as we possess with every
desire to cause the least possible incon
venience to trade among friendly states;
but, at the same time, we shall act with
a firm determination to assert our rights
as a belligerent power." .
.SEIZURE OF THE BUNDESRAT II.
Gerninn Tre Thin 3Iornins Not So
- Violent Aealnat Britain.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. With the exception of
the most sensational Journals the German
prcs3 to-day comments soberly, although
with manifest irritation, upon the Bundes
rath lrcldent, admitting that it Is not an
unprecedented infraction of International
law. Political circles think Great Britain
is making a mistake in not assuming a
definite and decided attitude on the contra
It is anounced that the German protected
cruisers Condor and Schwalbe are now on
the way to Delagoa bay.
Whnt Wna Said Yesterday.
BERLIN, Dec. 51.Regardlng the 'seizure
by the British cruiser Magtclenne of the
Imperial mail steamer Bundesrath, of the
German East African line, a high official
of the German Foreign Office, who was in
terviewed by the correspondent of the As
sociated Press to-day, says: "Silence must
be preserved at present concerning the
actual status of the negotiations, which
have been begun with Great Britain about
tho matter. Appropriate steps have been
taken, of which Germany must await the
result. The niottcr is regarded by Ger
many as of the utmost importance, be
cause seriously involving the rights of
This afternoon the foreign secretary.
Count Vchi Buelow, conferred at the For
eign Office with his official advisers and
then reported to the Emperor. A Cabinet
meeting will consider the seizure. It Is
also asserted in government circles that
the British right of search is questioned,
and that in any event the British right to
stop passengers, whether they intend to
fight for the Boers or not, is strenuously
disputed, as tho vcsel upon which they
were i.i neutral and the territory to which
they were proceeding, namely, Delagoa
bay, is also neutral. Redress, it Is as
serted, will be Insisted upon by Germany.
The German press to-day unanimously
condemns British action in the Bundes
rath seizure, which is characterized as
"an Instance of gross Insolence," and as
'calculated again to illustrate the need of
powerful German navy to render such
rrbearance on the part of England ira
Viblo in the. future."
V National Geltung strongly argues
England '.had no right to Interfere
he Bundesrath and expresses the
NTINUKD ON SECOND PAGE.)
EXPLOSIVE BOMBS DISCOVERED I.
3IAMLA BV THE lOLICE.
rircnrm and oOO Rounds of Ammuni
tion Also Found in a House in
the Center of the City.
SECRETED THERE BY REBELS
WHO INTENDED TO USE THEM DUR
ING GEN. LAWTO.VS FUNERAL.
American Authorities Were Warned
of the Conspiracy and Chanced the
Route of the Procession.
MANY REBELS STILL IN ARMS
THOUSANDS INTRENCHED IN CAVITE
PROVINCE NEAR MANILA. .
Natives in the Northern Portion or
Luzon Amions for Protection
from Affnlnaldo'a Guerrillas.
MANILA, Dec. 21. Four explosive
bombs, a few firearms and fiva hundred
rounds of ammunition were discovered in
a house In the center of Manila this morn
ing while the police were seeking Recarte,
the Insurgent leader who was said to have
come to Manila in the hope of effecting
an outbreak yesterday by taking advan
tage of the mobilization of tho American
troops at General Lawton's funeral.
To-day It developed that the plot in
cluded the throwing of bombs among the
foreign consuls attending the ceremony, in
order to bring about international compli
cations. These, it seems, were to have been
thrown from the Escolta's high buildings,
but the avoidance of the Escolta by the
funeral-processions spoiled the plan.
The populace, it is thought, had been
prepared for the attempt by a rumor cir
culated widely among the natives yester
day that Agulnaldo was In Manila and
would personally lead the outbreak. The
American authorities, having been advised
of what was brewing, prepared for all con
tingencies. Captain Morrison, who commands the
troops in the mqst turbulent district of the
city, says he dies not believe an actual
uprising will ever take place, as the na
tives lack the resolution to take the first
steps in a movement that would entail
fighting at close quarters with the Ameri
can troops. , - .
The transport Zafiro has arrived at Ma
nila, bringing General Tinano, who is much
grieved at bIng supplanted by Colonel
Hood as military governor of Cagayan
province, lie hesitates to land because he
looks on Manila as a nest of insurgents,
who may assassinate him because ho sur
rendered Cagayan. lie says that when
Colonel Hood arrived the presidents of all
the towns in the province repaired to Apar-
ri and begged him to continue them in their
positions, saying also that the natives de
sired to be rid of the presence of the
Macabebes, the friars and the colored
American soldiers, toward whom they en
tertained a violent antipathy.
Sixty-eight sick out of Major Batchellor's
command of 120 are coming to Manila.
LIZOX NOT YET PACIFIED.
Thousands of Rebel Filipinos in
MANILA, Dec. CL An American advance
in Cavite province, south of Manila, is ex
pected shortly. Reliable reports from na
tive spies show there are upward of two
thousand organized Insurgents under arms
within a mile of Imus. They are strength
ening their intrenchment?, and possess
artillery. At Novaleta the Filipino ln
trenchments have been much strengthened
since General Schwan's advance. A thou
sand of the cpemy are in that vicinity,
and there are six hundred at San Francis
co de Malabon. From twelve to one hun
dred garrison all the towns in the southern
part of Cavite province, and the same may
be said of the towns in Batanga3 province.
The provinces of North Camarines and
South Camarines hold quantities of hemp,
which tho people cannot market. As a
consequence tho population in that part of
Luzon is suffering from lack of food. Rice
now costs four times Its normal price.
It Is estimated that one thousand insur
gents are intrenched at Calamba. Reports
have been received that two thousand in
surgents are massed at Mount Arayat, hav
ing strong positions which command steep
and narrow trails, and that they are pre
pared to roll bowlders down upon advanc
Life along the coasts of the provinces of
Cagayan and North and South Ilocos Is re
suming normal conditions. The American
troops occupy the important towns and ra
trol the country roads. The natives Im
plore tho Americans to continue the occu
pation, to establish a settled government,
and to terminate tho uncertainty, abuses
and confiscations that have characterized
the rulo of the Tagal revolutionists during
the last eighteen months.
Vast amounts of tobacco, estimated to be
worth $2,000:9X, are ready for shipment to
Manila. The opening of the ports of Dau
pan, San Fernando, Vlgan, Laoag and
Aparrl to-morrow will permit tho rcsumi
tion of trade, bringing relief to communi
ties greatly in need of foodstuffs. Many
vessels have already cleared from Manila
for these ports.
Incoming Spanish prisoners declare that
Aguiualdo has ordered the releast : of all
Spaniards now In possession of tho rebels.
The mountain passes of Cagayan and tho
two lloicos provinces are still guarded, In
tho hope of catching the Insurgent general
Tino, who is still a fugitive. . It is asserted
that Lieutenant Gllmoro Is in Tino's cus
. OPENING OF HEMP PORTS.
Letter from the AaafatHnt Seeretnry ol
War to Heoreenti.tive Lour.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-Several days
since Assistant Secretary of War Meikel-
John addressed a letter to Representative
Long, of Kansas, tettins forth what had
been done by tho War Department to
ward opening the hemp ports in the Phil
ippine islands. The latttr contained some
errors made by the compiler in tabulat
ing the figures. At the request of the de
partment the letter was returned and yes
terday another letter was sent Mr. Long,
in which the errors were corrected, ex
ceptions having Ivcti taken by hemp im
porters and manufacturers to tho state
ments made In the first letter. The cor
rected letter, in part, follows:
"The correspondence with the military
governor of the I'hllipples, herewith in
closed, shows that no effort has been
spared by this department In urging the
importarce of openii-g and garrisoning tho
hemp ports, and that the only reason for
the delay in opening such ports has been
the existing exigencies, the hemp question
and similar matters being forced to remain
subject to the conditions and necessities
incident to the military situation.
"Concernng the quantity of hemp ex
ported and remaining on hand in the Phil
ippines, Aiajor General Otis, in his annual
report, says, 'that for the year ending Aug.
31, IS), the same quantity of hemp has
been taken from the shipping ports dur
ing th-it year as in the preceding year and
that there still remains in the islands con
siderable quantities of hemp.' In this con
nection It should be stated that the 'ship
ping ports' above mentioned are Manila,
Iloilo and Cebu, no other ports being
opened. The date of occupation of the port
of Manila was Aug. 13, 1&5; of Hollo Feb.
13, and of Cibu Feb. 25, 1)9, since
which dates these ports have been open.
"Up to the presort time this department
has received complete reports from the
collectors of cusrtoms at Manila and Cebu
concerning hemp exports as follows: From
Manila for the months of July, August,
September and October, ISitf, the total ex
ports of hemp weie lD,C02.tons, of which
amount 10,053 tons were exported to the
United States. . Reports from .the collector
of Cebu for the months of May to October,
1:, inclusive, show the total exports of
hemp from that port to be 10.810 tons, of
which 3Jb7 tons were exported to the
United States. Tho total number of tons
exported from these two ports for the
period named wcro oi),112 tons, of which
amount 10,oo tons were exported to the
United States. Using these figures as a
basis, and in the absence of other informa
tion, the estimated exportf. of hemp from
the Philippine islands for the one year of
American occupation will approximate
03,000 tons, of '.which amount 29,000 tons
should be accredited to the United States
and 64,000 tons to other countries. This esti
mate places the estimated exports of hemp
to the United Staes for one year of Ameri
can occupation fit about 17,000 tons Jess
than the exports of 1W7. This Is accounted
for by the fact hat there have been opened
for shipment only three ports of the Phil
ippine Islands. . - ,
ims uepartment has been repeatedly re
quested during the past year by hemp
Importers, manufacturers and brokers to
open the so-called hemp ports in the Phil
ippines and, as stated herein, every effort
has been made by tho War Department In
the past and will be in the future to com
ply with these requests where compatible
with the military situation."
The Snuninrd' Explanation of Ilia
Defeat by Admiral Dewey.
CHICAGO, Dec. 31. The Tribune to-day
prints the text of Admiral Montejo's , de
fense uner court-martial proceedings for
his defeat at Mahlla. The bulk of the
blamo is charged by the admiral, not to
himself or his fleet, but to the Spanish
government for its unprepared conditions.
He also claims that Admiral Dewey kept
out of range of the Spanish guns a pro
ceculng which Montejo refers to as "A re
treat." Montejo says:
"The only preparation that had been
made for war Wis made by the Ameri
cans, who wnrc busy and arranged every
tL!n? '"with l-t.V,: .iu pAi-cr. The initial
velocity cf our .annou was E10 meters;
that of the smallest cannon of our enemy's
was 7x refers., .Mr.iiral Dewey, with
pencil in ha:ia, no "J the thickness'of his
mantlets and his casements and knew
what energy a rcqui r?d , to penetrate
them. He also knew exactly the weight
of the most powerful pi-ojectlle of our
ships, and by a simple mathematical cal
culation he arrived at the distance at
which he could light without himself re
ceiving any harm. Thus he ascertained
that ho could fight at a distance of two
thousand or three thousand meters with
absolute impunity. The situation, therefore,
was just thisr We were vulnerable to all
the projectiles of the enemy and this the
enemy well knew, while he got out of
reach of out cannon and remained out of
reach all the while."
Admiral Montejo adds: "In order to give
an order of our miserable situation I may
mention that we had only fourteen tor
pedoes for tho defense of two thousand
meters of space, and that tho cable, which
we obtained in Along-Konff, was only long
enough for five torpedoes, and therefore
only five torpedoes could be placed."
L.orana Remains Alno on the Thomas.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-The departure"
of the transport Thomas from Manila yes
terday with the remains of Major General
Henry W. Lawton aboard was announced
in a dispatch received at the War Depart
ment from General Otis to-day. The vessel
comes to the United States via Nagasaki.
She also had aboard the remains of the
late Major John A. Logan.
KISS CAUSES INSANITY,
And Later the Death öf n Girl in aa
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Grieving over a kiss
implanted upon her cheek against her
wishes has caused the death of Stella Flor
ence Owens, eighteen years of age, who re
sided with her parents at 3S3 North Pau
lina street. Miss Owens had charge of the
candy department in a department store
on Milwaukee avenue. Two weeks ago she
had occasion to visit the stockroom to re
plenish the supply of candy. While there
some man, whoso name could not be as
certained, grasped her about the waist
and imprinted a kiss upon her cheek.
Thoroughly frightened, she returned to the
storeroom and was found in a hysterical
condition. Late at night a high fever set
in and she became delirious. On the fol
lowing day she began to rave In delirium
until it was deemed best to send her to
the Detention Hospital. Here it was de
cided that ths girl had become a raving
maniac and she was sent to a sanitarium
at Elgin, where she died.
B0UTELLE MAY RECOVER.
Denial of Report that His Mental Con
dition Is Incurable.
BANGOR, Me., Dec 51. A letter has been
received from the physicians who are treat
ing Congressman Boutelle in Boston, stat
ing that his symptoms already show im
provement and therefore there is strong
hope of his complete recovery In the near
A report to the effect that Dr. Robin
son, the family physician in this city, had
stated that while Congressman Boutche
might recover his physical health ar.d
vigor. It is possible he may never be tie
same again mentally, is pronounced to have
been Incorrect. It Is further claimed that
Dr. Robinson made no such statement. On
tho contrary. Dr. Robinson has repeatedly
expressed his belief in the ultimate and
permanent recovery of Congressman Bou-telis
NAMED BY LEO
CARDINAL GIROLAMO MARIA GOTTI
TO BE THE NEXT POPE.
His Holiness Said to Hare Plainly
DeslRnnted n Famous Genoese
Monk as His Successor.
LIST OF NEW YEAR'S HONORS
LUBBOCIv AND NORTHCOTE CREA
TED PEERS BY QUEEN VICTORIA.
Cromer and Beach 3Iade Privy Chan
cellors and Other Etiffllshmen Dec
orated for Distinguished Services.
NEW CENTURY USHERED IN
GERMANS JUST ONE YEAR AHEAD
OF PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONS.
Noisy Mldnlftht Celebration In Berlin
United States to Purchase the
Danish Went Indies.
ROME, Dec. 31. It Is asserted that the
Pope, after the recent ceremony of opening
the holy door at St. Peter's Cathedral, ad
dressed his intimate entourage and said:
"I thank Divine Providence for granting
me the grace of being able to celebrate this
great function, and I wish for ray successor
grandeur and a long reign, to the greater
glory of God. My successor will be young,
as compared with my own age, and will
have time to see many glories of the papacy
and the church."
Later Leo clearly designated Cardinal
Girolamo Maria Gottl, prefect of the Con
gregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics,
as his successor.
Cardinal Gotti, the famous Genoese monk.
Is a man of great piety and modesty. Now
about' sixty-four years of age, he has al
ways lived the life of an ascetic, and de
spite the dignity of a prince of the church,
he always sleeps In a cell and on a hard
King Humbert to-day proclaimed am
nesty for all persons convicted of or
charged with crimes against the public se
curity and the freedom of labor, as well
as political press offences. This implies a
pardon for those punished for participating
In the riots that startled Italy during the
early part of the year.
Germans Usher in the Ncvr Century
One Year Ahead of Time.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. Ami J the tolling o'f
church bells and cheers rising from scores
of thousands of throats in the dense mul
titude ;of Joyous people whi crowded the
streets down town, the new year and the
new century, as nie Germans elect to con
sider it came in. Simultaneosly the boom
ing of thirty-threo gunshots of salutation
sounded . from me Lustgarten, near the
castle, where Emperor William and the
Empress were receiving enthusiastic hom
age from tho representatives of a loyal
nation. From the roof of the City. Hall a
score of trumpeters played chorals, Roman
candles lighting up tho darkness all
The court reception was a most impres
sive spectacle. It- was preceded by divine
service in the chapel of the castle, in which
their Majesties, the princes of the royal
household, the ambassadors, ministers and
high dignitaries joined. The sermon was on
the momentousness of the hour, the
preacher giving thanks for the blessings
of the closing century and for those prom
ised by the century about to begin.
At the termination of the service the
worshipers proceeded to the gorgeous
white hall of the castle which was illumi
nated like fairyland and decorated with
symbols typifying a bright future. When
their Majesties entered, a corps of trump
eters, blowing silver Instruments, intoned
an inspiring march, during which a -procession
was formed with the assistance of
the chief court marshal, Count Von En
lenberg, and numerous young pages In
bright costumes of scarlet and silver. The
view from the gallery was magnificent.
Several thousand guests had been bidden,
comprising the flower of .Germany, and the
gala uniforms and oecoratlons, with the
gorgeous costumes of the women, maue up
a brilliant scene. Empress Augusta Vic
toria wore a sage green moire antique
gown, with a train of ten yards of pink
velvet, borne by eight pages. She wore
also the historical diamond necklace once
owned by Teter the Great. Emperor Wil
liam wore the guard regimentals, the deco
ration of the Order of the Black Eagle
and an orange scarf.
After taking his seat upon the throne he
reviewed the procession, which filed rapidly
past. It was remarked that he smiled
with particular attention upon Count Von
Buelow and Prince Hohenlohe.
The ceremony differed in no Important
respect from the ceremonies of former
years. Quite contrary to the general ex
pectation Ambassador White . and Mrs.
;tte followed the Spanish ambassador,
Senor Don Mendez de go.
After the reception tae Emperor held a
brief circle, but said little. The entire func
tion lasted not more than forty minutes.
It was remarked that his Majesty did not
seem in his usual lively mood, while the
Empress was in excellent spirits. He ad
dressed, however, a few pleasant words to
Mr. and Mrs. White, as did also the Em
NEW YEAR'S HONORS.
Names of Entcllshmen Whose Services
Hare Received Hoyhl Recognition.
LONDON, Jan. 1. The Queen's list of
New Year's honors, published last evening,
shows fewer names than usual.
Sir John Lubbock and Sir Henry Stafford
Northcote, Governor of Bombay, are cre
Baron Cromer, British diplomatic agent
In Egypt, Lord Montague Rowton and
William Wither Bramston Beach, Con
servative member for the Andover division
of Hants, tho commoner who has seen the
longest service, are appointed members of
the Privy Council. '
Mr. Charles Norton Eliot, the British
member of tho Samoan high commission,
is appointed knight commander of St.
Michael andSt. George. Naval Captains
Stuart and Sturdee are designated compan
ions of St. Michael and St. George for
their services in Samoa. J
Messrs. George Buchanan and II. Cun
nyir.ghani are made companions of the
Bath in recognition cf their services in
conncctiou with the Venezuela boundary
Captain William De Wlvcleslie Abney,
principal assistant secretary of the science
and art department. Is designated a knight
commander of the Bath.
Among the new knights is Dr. Thomas
Lauder Brunton, physician to St. Bartholo
mew's Hospital. .
Lieutenant Governor Daily, of Nova Sco
tia, is appointed knight commander of St.
Michael and St. George.
NOTES FROM GERMANY
No More "Instantaneous Weddings'
in Heligoland Fluancini Outlook.
BERLIN, Dec. 31. To-day terminates
tne privilege hitherto enjoyed by Heligo
land enabling "Instantaneous marriages"
to be performed on the island. The last
seven couples thus united have just re
turned. Count Arthur von Bornstorff, who four
years ago came near marrying one of the
Barrison sisters, of vaudeville fame, has
Just become betrothed to the daughter of
a wealthy manufacturer, Herr Stollwerck,
who has made a fortune in chocolate at
Emperor William during the week has
suffered somewhat from his old-time ear
Since the monthly settlement last Thurs
day, which passed off smoothly, the money
market has been decidedly easy. Money Is
now offered freely at lower rates, London
exchange declining. Further exports of
gold are Improbable. Only three millions
for export were taken directly from the
Relchsbank. Last week some gold was im
ported. The financial papers point out that
the case with which Berlin has passed the
close of the year demonstrates the solid
ity of the German money market. The ex
planation of this is that Germany took
the most correct view of the war In 'South
Africa and its effects, making preparations
for, months against the yearly settlement.
Hence speculative engagements were re
duced to a minimum. Nevertheless, it is
unuerstood that if demands upon the
Relchsbank last Cek were enormous.
The Chamber ""Commerce reports and
the press reviews for 1S03 pronounce this
the best year Germany ever had. There
has been enorm &s activity 1. all lines,
and the outlook is now most excent. The
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce vpects
the boom to be one of long conti Nrice
and believes that sudden reactions ai
probable. On the other hand, the net prMta
of the year were senously a'ffected by high
wages and the cost of raw material.
A coal famine prevails In western Ger
many and business concerns at JDusseldorf
have petitioned for permission to deliver
empty coal cars at the mines on Sundays.
The Iron market remains firm. Berlin
dealers have raised the price of bars and
sheets 5 marks.
The North German Lloyd Steamship
Company has ordered a number of new
steamers and is raising its ocean fleet to
SInety-five vessels, the largest number
ndcr the control of any company in tho
A school for training railway experts has
Just been established in Berlin It will open
The Berllrer Neueste Nachrichten, after
pointing out tho increasing importation of
Vood from the United States, advises the
German forestry organizations to combine
and 'endeavor to secure a protective duty.
D ITTER AGAINST THE TREATY.
French Agriculturists Oppoae the
American Commercial Agreement.
PARIS, Dec. 31. A stiff campaign
against the Franco-American commercial
treaty is about to be opened by the par
liamentary opposition to the government
and by "the agriculturists. Despite the
favorable report of the customs committee,
a hostile current has become -manifest
among' the deputies who represent the ag
ricultural constituencies, as well as those
who sit for certain industrial centers,
against several clauses of the treaty.
A majority of the agricultural associa
tions have protested against granting the
United State the minimum tariff, while
manufacturers of farming Implements, cy
cles, machine wools are deeply disturbed
over the advantages accorded to their
American competitors by the treaty. This
anxiety is shared by the oil-seed industry.'
The outcome of this feeling is a motion
to be submitted to the Chamber of Dep
uties by members specially interested for
the postponement of ratification until the
alleged objectionable clauses have been
eliminated or modified.
M. Emile Chevalller, deputy for Beavals,
one of the supporters of the motion, said
In the course of an Interview to-day that
by consenting to a reduction of the duties
on vegetable oils, the advocates of the
treaty were seriously injuring the whole
body of agriculturists, particularly those
in ricardy and Normandy, where colza Is
an important product. The deputy de
clared that a reduction of protective du
ties by 73 per cent, meant a hard blow
to thousands of French farmers.
M. Destournelles, one of whose hobbles
is to point out the American "perils,' said:
"More than ever do I see a danger to Eu
rope In the extensive industrial develop
ment of the United States. More than ever
do I fear the American peril and the yel
low peril. However, I do not consider the
erection of a protection barrier to be the
best dyke against inundation by American
products. We would make a more ef
fective resistance by Importing our nation
al production and organizing it on better
EPIDEMIC OF DUELING.
Drutnl Encounters Betvreen Officers
of the German Army.
NEW YORK. Dec 21.-A cablegram to
the World from Berlin says: "An epidemic
of dueling has broken out among the of
ficers of the German army. Several men
had fought in Saxony and the Thurmglan
states but, as nothing serious happened,
public opinion was not aroused. During
the Christmas holidays, however, two duels
were fought "with deadly results under cir
cumstances of peculiar brutality. Three
infantry lieutenants, Ernst, KIsslig and
Schlabltz, were together In a cafe at Mül
hausen connected with the Apollo Variety
Theater. The officers grew excited over the
merits of certain local variety artists.
Schlabltz alleges that Ernst and Klsslig
used Insulting language to him and he
challenged his two companions on the spot.
"In order that a certain amount of le
gality might be Kivcn to the proceedings
iCOTlKÜED ON rillRD PAGET)
FOR THE BOERS
SUL7ER. .MASON, C'l" 31 MINGS, FITZ
GERALD AND OTHERS TALIw.
They Denounce Britain in Strong
Terms and Applaud the Fanners of
the 5-outh African Republics. '
SULZER ASSAILS H'KINLEY
SAYS THE WHITE IIOLE IS ENVEL
OPED IN LONDON AT3IOSPHERE,
And that There la a Secret Uarrrltten
Alliance Between the Administra
tion and Lord Salisbury's Cabinet.
PRAISES PRESIDENT KRUGER
LIKENS THE BURGHERS TO TI1D
FIRST A 31 Kit I CAN COLONISTS,
And Intimates McKinley Is AsaUtlnc
In the Attempt to Shackle Them.
Trlth British Rule The Resolutions.
NEW YORK. Dec. CLThe Unltea Irish
Societies of New York and vicinity filled
the Academy of Music to-night I a mass
meeting called to express sympathy with
the -Boer-j and opposition to England In
consequence of the South African war.
Senator Mason, of Illinois. Representatives
Sulzer and Cummings, of New York, and
others addressed the meeting. Justice
Fitzgerald, of the Supreme Court, presided.
The entire hoifse was filled. The prosceni
um boxes and balconies were all decorated
with a profusion of American flags, tho
green Irish emblems, and occasionally ths
flags of the two South African republics.
Justice Fitzgerald, after calling the meet
ing to order, said: "It is a great honor to
be asked to speak to this great audience .
to-night, and to Join In expressing cur
deep Indignation at the unjustifiable war
now being waged by Great Britain on ths
people of the Transvaal, and to give utter
ance to our sentiments of deep admiration
for gallant stand being made by the
embattled farmers of South Africa In de
fense of their property, their lives, their
liberties. The British colonial office seems
to have, up to this point, made a mistake
In calculating the fighting qualities of thoss
farmers. It Is said that the colonial secre
tary will send more troops to Africa, Per
haps, when the yeoman fox hunters, and,
by the gracious permission of the Queen,
the Duke of Connaught. go to the relief of
the besieged troops, England's cup may be
again filled with bitterness. The preat
heart of the American people" coes out to
the people of the Transvaal and the Orange
Free State. "They are fighting for the same
principles, they .to u!Ta,rt the same sov
ereign and red-coated soldiers that fougnt
us a ceutury ago, and would fight us to
morrow if they dared and thought it wcnld"
31 r. Salxer'A Address.
Representative Sulzer spoke next.
"I am not ashamed to have it known that
my sympathy Is with the heroic Boers in
their resolute endeavor and determined ef
fort to maintain their homes and their independence-
against the piracy and th
tyranny of the British crown. I want to
see them win In this contest because they
are right and deserve to win. Their causa -
Is a just one. No one can honestly dispute
that. They are defending their homes and
repelling a. remorseless Invader. England's
attempt to steal their country Is an out
rage, an act of criminal aggression, and
should be condemned by the Chrletlan pow
ers of the world. In my Judgment nine
tenths of the American people are s gainst
England In this matter, and In sympathy
with the South African patriot.
"The courage of the Boers in the face of
tremendous odds has challenged the ad
miration of mankind, and their. herotm,
against almost insurmountable obstacles,
has won the respect of the civilized world.
They are entitled to cur sympathy, and we
would be false to ourselves and to all our
history if we did not give it to them.
The South African patriots arc whits
men- They are a good deal like the patri
ots ot our own revolution. They love their
homes, their freedom and their liberty.
They come from good old Saxon ancestors
from the north of Europe. They are flesh
of our flesh, and bore of our bone. They
love free Institutions the same us we du
for the sake of iersonal liberty. It comes
to them naturally and by Inheritance. Their
love of liberty is not of a day or of a year,
but of centuries. They have never been
conquered, and in my opinion, no matter
what others may think, they never will bo.
The story of the struggles and the hai
ships of these brave men in South Afria
is one of the saddest pages in all history
an imperishable heritage to their hardy
and valorous descendants. No one can im
partially read It without feeling a deep
sympathy for them in their present rtrug
gle to maintain their freedom and inde
pendence against English greed for sold.
English tyranny and criminal British De
gression for land. They carved out, unaid
ed and alone, their own de.tlny In ths
wilds of the dark continent amid unspeaka
ble hardships and privations, nnd gave to
the world a civilization as good as our own.
For a century and more, in sunshine and
in storm, these brave reople plodded on,
and they builded, like the fathers of this
Republic, better than they knew. Sur
rounded by savages, harassed by wild
beasts, visited by famine and scourged by
disease. In all the long weary und dreary
years they never lost hope; they prayM to
God and never despaired. . '
. SIMPLE CHRISTIANS.
"They are a simple Christian peopl?, as
honest as they are brave. Th.y redccinH
the wilderness, turned the desert inj
sweeping fields of prain, made the Jung:
blossom like a rose, and dotted. the hil
with villages anJ towns. Notwithstanding
all they had to contend with they grew,'
prospered and they were happy until r"-
fidlous Albion came.
"The spirit of their patriotism Is un
broken. You cannot conquer a brave people
Inspired by the love of liberty and bat
tling on their own poll for their homes.
They will never surrender their freedom.
They will resist tyranny until they ars
exterminated by overwhelming and fcupe
"These brave Bors are fighting for rs
publlcanlym against monarchy; for democ
racy against plutocracy; for home rule
against the bayonet; for the tovercignty of
the Individual against the sanctity of the
rrown; for the ballot against the throne:
for the love of homo against the love of
gold; for Saxon freedom against Brlti-h
tyranny; for the integrity f their coun
try against a ruthle Invader: for the
schoolhcu?e and the church against tht
army barracks and the military fort; for
religious freedom again t foreign domina
tion; for the fireside of civilization agatnat
tho blaring torch of devastation; tor fxci