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HONOLULU, II. 1.. WEDNESDAY, DEOEMJJBR 20, 1809.
Vol. VII. No. 1407.
Pkiok f Ornts.
BOERS STOP THE BRITISH ADVANCE
INSURGENTS ON THE HUN
General Gatacre's Forces Am
bushed and Defeated.
(" General Htthnen Again Attacks Enemy
U and Soflers loss is now in-
treachlng London Dubious
Over the Returns.
$ Gen. Wauchope Killed. K
g LonJon, Dec. 13. The War
"Office ha received the following
N despatch from general Forester-
& "Cape Town, Tuesday. -Methu-
en wires that General Wauchope
g was killed In action yesterday."
S Malor General Andrew G. Wau
chope, C. B C. M. G.. entered the
.army In 1865, was promoted Colo
nel 1888, servtd In the Ashantl war
Hi. In Hi Pcrvntlan war 1882; In
! the Soudan expedition of 1884, and
V In the Nile expedition nf 1884-85.
iv He was In command of the First
brigade of Egyptian expeditionary
force In 1898. General Wauchope
has been wounded four times, three
American Campaign Now Resolved
London. Dec. 13. The War Office
rhas received mo iohuwwb uiiwi
'from General Methuen, dated Tuesday,
"Our artillery shelled a very strong
position held by tho enemy In 11 long.
" high kopjo from four until dusk Sun
rMlny. It rained hard last night"
"Tho Highland brlgado attacked nt
L daybreak on Monday ,tho south cud p
I tho kopje. Tho attack was properly
timed, but failed. Tho guards were
Uordered to protect tho Highlands light
nnd rear. Tho cavalry and mounted
- Infantry with a Howitzer artillery bat
tery attacked tho enemy on tho left,
nnd tho Guards on tho right supported
by field artillery and Howitzer artil
lery. They shelled tho position from
daybreak, and nt 1:15 I sent tho Gor-
.inr, n nnnnnrt tho Hlchtand brigade.
Tho troops hold their own In front of
the enemy's ontrcncumeniB unui uubh,
tho position extending, including the
, kopje, for a distance of six miles to
1 tho Moddor river.
' "Today I am holding my position,
nnd entrenching myself. I had to face
nt least 12,000 men. Our loss was
BOER REPORT OP MODDER RIVER.
!. Pretoria, Dec. 11, Monday. An offl
kclal report says:
f "A battlo at Modder river began yes
1 tcrday with cannon firing, heavy flght
r Ing proceeding from 3:30 o'clock In tho
I.' ,.mrninr until 0:30 o'clock, and tho
4 flrhtine Rtlll continues. A baloon has
' Just arisen nbovo tho British position,
where it remained ten minutes and de
secended. There were heavy rains dur
ing the night"
1 At 9 o'clock this morning n dispatch
Uder brought word that all tho Doer
aHinna tinvn been maintained, nnd
f that forty-one British prisoners had
I been taken. At 9:30 o'clock it was re-
f ported that tno neavy cuuuuu u
somewhat abated. Tho British are
f constantly using their baloon.
Tho fighting was bmii going o i
- Klmberley Is still quiet.
miiTiRiT AT COLENSO.
.ondon. Doc. 13. A dlspatcu irom
( ?Frere camp, dated Tuesday, December
J12, morning, says:
ft "This morning a Union brlgado con
futing of English, Scottish, Irish and
"'Welsh Fnslleers, under Gonoral Bar
ton, with several naval guns, advanc
ed and took up n strong position three
Smiles from Colenso, meeting with no
U BRITISH WOUNDED 320.
w n-antrn.itiver. Cano Colony. Dec. 13.
it,o hundred and twenty wounded,
including 27 officers, havo arrived here
from the Modder river,
London, Dec. ll.-Tho War Office
.lubllshes tho following dispatch from
General Forestler-Walker at Cape
' ffrown: , .
Q Gatacro reports: Deeply regret to
Flnform yon that I mot with a serious
o verse in tho attack on Stormberg. I
Kvas misled as to the enemy's position
y the guides and found Impracticable
Tho other papers nro abusing the
Government for its "complacent op
timism," and inability to grasp tho
strength of tho opposition it has to
overcome In South Africa.
Considerable significance attaches to
General Methuen's statement that he
Is entrenching himself, indicating fear
that the Boers may follow up their
advantage, adopt the offensive and at
tack him. Indeed, tho gravity of the
situation from tho British point of
vlow can hardly be over-estimated.
General Methuen's long lines of com
munication to Do Aar nro most vulner
able. Should they bo cut, General
Methuen will find himself in a very
tight place, If only from lack of sup
Tho latest advices from Gen. Gat
acro show that no anxiety Is felt for
tho safety of his remaining troops, who
havo been withdrawn to good positions
along tho railroad south of Moltcno.
It Is said that Bushman's Hoek Is
Impregnable. Tho Boers decllno to
furnish tho names of tho killed or
wounded. They say they burled tho
dead nnd aro sending tho prisoners to
JJlocmfontcln. The Boer loss on Sun
day Is reported to havo been four kill
ed nnd nlno wounded. Probably this
Is correct, as no genuine attack was
made by General Gatacro's troops who
wcro completely surprised while In
column. Tho British apparently Blra
ply rushed up tho nearest hill without
ordors or knowing whoro tho enemy
w(ib. It nlso appears that tho British
wcro so oxhaustcd that thoy wcro un
ablo to nccompllsh anything. They
had been on tho movo slnco 4 n. m.
Sunday, traveling by train In open
trucks In tho broiling sun to Molteno.
After an hour's rest they proceeded on
an hour's mnrch over tho most difficult
nnd unknown country.
General Duller s advanco In tho di
rection of Colenso seems to have ac
Thero aro renewed reports of a
Cabinet crUls nt Cape Town, whero It
is said Governor Mllncr Is about to
net, In 'consequence of tho disclosures
Involving tho Ministry's loyalty.
Tho War Offlco at London received
the following messago from General
Cano Town. Tuesday, Dec. 12. No
further details from Methuen.
"Gatacro Is moving from Busman's
Hoek to Stcrkstroem today. The
Magistrate at Stcrkstroom wires that
tho situation thero has slightly Im
proved. Many of tho missing have
turned up. French reports that n de
tachment of cavalry, with two guns
of horse artillery rcconnoltered tho
Boers' position nt Qultfonteln and Vnl
koepf, eight miles north of Arundel.
They shelled a farm nnti drovo tno
enomy from Vnalkopf. Tho Boer' loss
was ono killed nnd several wounded.
Our casualties nil."
Into a Big Chase.
leader General Ilhr Is Dead Afiulnaldo
Id Disguise Insurgent Supplies Are
Gone Otis Reports.
On account of the tremendous suc
cess of tho porformanco of Faust It has
been decided to repeat this beautiful
opera at tho matinco on Saturday,
when Mrs. Annls Montague Tumor
will again appear as Marguerlto, also
tho cnttro Hawaiian band. Mrs. Tur
ner has kindly consented to appear for
tho benefit of tho school children.
This will be tho last matlneo perform
ance of tho Boston Lyrics nnd Col.
Thompson has arranged so the school
children can secure their tickets by
applying at the box office at Wall
Nichols or from tho Board of Educa
tion. Tho children can sccuro reserv
ed seats at CO cents as at tho matinee
Bellini's great masterpiece La Son
ambula, will be given a big produc
tion at the Opora House Thursday
night Pretty Miss Stanton will as
sumo "Anlna" tho sleep walker, while
Henry Hallam will do "Elvlno." Son
ambula Is ono of the few grand roman
tic operas that has a protty lovo story
Interwoven with pretty music and
striking situations. A pleasing pro
duction is rooked for.
Logan Not Murdered.
Washington, Dec. 13. Col. Long,
tho uartormastcr in charge of tho
army transportation at San Franotsco,
who was recently instructed by Quar
termaster General Ludlngton, to inves
tigate tho report published In certain
newspapers that Major John A. Logan,
U. S. V.. had boen killed by his own
soldiers as an act of revenge, reports
to tho Quartormastcr General by tele
graph today that ho has mailed a re-
poit of tho result of tho Investigation.
Col. Long says that Kopvltz, tho
freight clerk who was alleged to havo
made tho assertions, denies officially
and positively having made any such
statement to a nowspaper representa
tive, or to any other person.
"Capt. Coulllng can And no one on
tho ship,' says Col. Long, "who mado
such remarks, and Is satisfied, it mado,
it was by some irresponsible party."
Washington, Dec. 13. General Otis
had somo stirring news to report to
day from Manila, his advices going to
show that tho insurgents arc,ns the
predicted n few days ago, nt the eiEQ of
their resources from a military point
of view and aro running away before
tho rapid advanco of tho American
troops at all points. His cnblegrams
were as follows:
"Manila, Dec. 13. Fifty men of tho
navy and fifty men of tho rnmy, trans
ported by tho navy, took Laog on the
10th Inst. General Young, with staff,
followed next day. Ho reports Howes
with Pennsylvania battalion of tho
34th followed by n portion of tho 33d
Infantry passed north of Plddlng, cast
of Laog. Marsh's battalion of tho 31th
was at Cayan, province of Lcpanto, on
7th Inst. Tho Third Cavalry was along
the coast and In tho mountains pursu
ing tho enemy.
"Young states his extreme northern
force passed, over mountains driving
tho Insurgents under General TIno,
who was badly wounded, killing fifty
nnd wounding many. Ho made largo
captures of rifles and property with
nil Insurgent transportation, nnd re
leased nu tho Spanish prisoners In
that section to tho number of two
thousand. Our casualties were two
wounded. Our troops are still pursu
ing tho remnant of Tlno's command.
"Marsh s battalion of tho 33u re
ports from Cayan, Lcpanto province,
on tho 8th Inst, that ho has destroyed
Aguinaldo's body guard and killed
General Gregrlo Pilar; received the
surrender of General Concepcton and
stnfT, killed and wounded 52 Insur
gents, released 575 prisoners. Including
150 friars and captured considerable
property. Ills loss was two killed and
nlno wounded. My Information Is that
Agulnaldo has disguised his Indtvll
duallty, abandoned his troops and Is
hiding in tho province of Benguet."
Otis second dispatch follows:
"Manila, Deo. 13. AdmlmHWatson
Informs mo that tho provlnco of Cay
an surrendered unconditionally to Cap
tain McCalla of tho Nowark, on tho
Uth Inst., nil arms being surrendered.
Mnjor Batchcldcr is ninety miles south
of Apnrrl, command In good condition.
"Navy will take supplies to Batch
cldcr In launch nt once; this surrender
doubtless .ncludcs tho provlnco of Isa
"General Bates at Zamboanga, ro
pors affairs there as satisfactory,
ports affairs there as satisfactory.
Nearly all rifles surrendered; MacAr
tliur, at Bayambong reports that he
holds as prisoner of war, Mablnl, the
nblest of Insurgents, nnd founder of
tho late government."
PROVIDE FOR ROYAL FAMILY.
1 Washington Special lo the Iluitetln
Washington, D, G Dec. 7. The first legislation of the present Con
gress will doubtless be the adoption of a resolution Introduced In the senate
today by Senator Clark, of Wyoming. The resolution provides for re
servation of a tract of land containing 119,610 square feet off Nuuanu
street, Honolulu, to be used for nil time ns the sepulcher of the Hawaiian
rulers and members of the royal family now hurled there. Under Senator
Clark's resolution the ft lends of the royal family will be given control of
the burial place and it will be used forever for the purpose designated.
The most beautiful floral offering at the funeral of Vice-President Hobirt
was said to be that of Col. Parker and Prince David and consisted of an
Immense wreath of orchids 'With silk ribbons on which was the word
CABINET HANDS OUT A HT
LOCAL AND GENERAL,
REFINE COLONIAL SUGARS
Advises tbe Appointment of a Commis
sion on Chlnrtowu Gleaning.
Ur. Dim in od ilia Scene Again - A Road Hat
ter Lelttrs From Delegate Hutvell
i-nndnn. Dec. 13. Alarm la begin
ning to bo expressed In many quarters
as to tho situation 01 ucumm juvwuuu.
L t, n Westminster Gazette says:
'tit England over needed a victory, It
fe now, and It is to Buller, tho soldier,
Strong, ccol-headed nnd reticent, that
country iooks ror mjih victory.
Republicans Win Kentucky.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 8. Tho , Stato
Board of Elections tonight gavo out
its official findings. Tho report says
that on tho faco of the returns W. S.
Taylor for Governor nnd tho tfst of
tho Republican ticket havo been elect
Extend Contract Labor Law.
Washington, Dec. 8. Representative
HItt of UllnolB today introduced a
bill to nrovldo a territorial form of
government for Hawaii. It is similar
to tho measure reported to tho Houso
last year, providing a territorial Gov
ernor appointed by tho President, and
a Legislature of two houses.
Sherman of New York introduced a
bill, authorizing tho Postmaster Gen
eral to contract with an American Ca
ble Company to send official messages
to Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan and
China for twenty years, at not to ex
ceed 1400,000 a year.
Flynn of Oklahoma Introduced a Ibll
for additional homestead lands to
thoso wno participated in tho war with
Spain or In the Philippines.
A bill by McRae of Arkansas would
extend tho contract labor laws to Ha
waii. Have Traveled Pleasantly.
Mr.and Mrs. Joseph B. Atherton and two
erand children were home arrived passeng
ers by the Coptic. Mr. and Mrs. Ather
ton nave Deen on a pleasure trip 10 me
Mainland, having left here early in the
fall. They visited friends and telatlves
from California to New England, travel
ing leisurely and enjoying themselves to
the utmost. Mr. Atherton Incidentally
looked Into a number of business matters.
His Chicago purchased automobile Is on
Tho University of California elm on
will meet tho Carlisle Indians on either
Christmas or Now Yeav'n Day. Scores:
Chicago 17, Wisconsin 0; Belmout 0,
CentcrvlIIe High Scbool 0.
Senator Allen Appointed.
Omaha, Doc. 13. Governor Poynter
has appointed ex-Senator Allen to fill
tho Senatorial vacancy caused by the
death of Senator Hayward.
Tho January Delineators and pat
terns nro now ready at Mrs. Hanna's,
' Letters aro received saying that Lill
uoknlant will return to Honolulu nbout
the middle, of next month.
T ho brig J. D. Sprcckels Ballod from
San Francisco for Honolulu December
11 In command of Captain Erratt.
Tho American Maru arrived In San
Frnnclsco ono day ahead of tlmo from
Honolulu, having mnda a quick trip.
William Savldgo has been nppolnted
gunrdlan of tho cstato of Mary Allco
Porter under bonds In tho Sum of
In tho caso of HarrlBon vs Magoon
ct als, a commission has been Issued to
F. Wilson Smith of Auckland. N. Z.,
to tnko tho deposition of Alfred E. Oil-
more, n material witness, who lives
Capt. Henri Bcrgcr nnd tho Hawa
iian band mado n decided hit In ono of
tho scenes ot Faust nnd responded to
an encore. Mr. Harold Mott-Smlth
was in the orchestra for tho occasion
with his 'cello.
Tonight Mr. M. II. Curtis will again
appear in his populnr representation of
Lcvlnsky tho pawnbroker, In "Mul
berry Bend." Tomorrow coning tho
Orphcum has a change ot program.
The now talent Just arrived by tho
Australia will nlso perform.
Tho Ket On Ful Association havo
given or- distributed to tho distressed
Chinese and Hawallans 4,000 pounds
of rlco and COO pounds of biscuits in
tho qunrantlno district Tho rlco nnd
biscuits were sold to the said associa
tion by Mr. Kl Chong below cost price
for that purpose.
Stanley'ti Decision Confirmed.
Tho Supremo Court has decided the
caso of tho Antono Phillips Estato
against A. S. Cleghorn. Tho decree ot
tho Circuit Court Is affirmed and the
administrator is ordered to pay into
In concluding, tho decision rends,
"Injustlco to the administrator, Mr.
Clcghorno, it should bo said that In
transferring tho estato to Mr. W. R.
Castlo ho acted in good faith, desiring
to bo relieved of tho responsibility of
the administration, relying upon Mr.
Castlo, considering that when ho part
ed with tho property his connection
with the cstato was legally severed."
The opinion Is by Justico Whiting
and concurred fn by Justico Frcar and
Judge Perry sitting In placo ot Chief
Justico Judd, absent.
Tho Supremo Court held no session
today, but will continue hearing cases
New Yotk, Dec. 13. Tho Herald
If present plans nro carried out tho
American Sugar Refining Company,
commonly known as tho Sugar Trust,
Is soon to havo a now nnd powerful
competitor. Papers nro now being
drawn for the incorporation under the
laws of the Stato of Delaware, of a
now sugar concern having an author
ized capital of $100,000,000. lawyers
who nro confessedly nt work on tho
corporation stato positively that tho
now company will bo In no way allied
with tho sugar trust They hint
strongly nt opposition.
Intimations that F .0. Mathieson,
who has now severed his connection
with tho trust; tho Doschcr Interests,
whose New York sugar refining com
pany Is fighting tho trust and other In
dependent refineries who aro arrayed
ngalnst It me to bo merged Into the
now company como from the same
source, although tho Interests In ques
tion deny knowlcdgo of tho scheme.
Tho now company plans to do business
In Cuba. Porto Rlco nnd Hawaii, ns
well ns In tho United States proper.
Mr. Mathieson Is tho leading spirit
In tho Glucoso Sugar Refining Com
pany, which has headquarters in Chi
cago. James Wolcott, attorney for tho op
poHltlon Interests, snld today:
"Tho matter Is not yet ready for pub-llo-amiouncetnent,
nnd I am not at
liberty to glvo any but tho baro do-
Tho Cabinet meeilng this forenoon
lasted nearly two and a half houre.
All members were present nnd Mr. Da
mon, who will probably return to his
portfolio tomorrow, Mr. Lansing hav
ing resigned to tnko effect at onco, was
In attendance and took part In tho de
liberations. It was Intimated that Mr. Damon,
who had dropped his active efforts to
sccuro Italian Immigrants when his
resignation wns turned back by Presi
dent McKlnley, had learned that the
Government of Italy was rather fa
vorablo to plans to send somo of their
Voted by the Cabinet That tho
Board of Health be advised to appoint
a commission of three cnpablo men to
investigate and mako a report with
iccommcndationn, to placo Chinatown
In a "permanent sanitary condition."
Voted by tno Cabinet That tho gov
ernment mako n proposal to havo tho
Bishop Estate deed sixty feet of width
o, land for tho Alamonnn road, tho
government to agreo to build within
Several letters from General Hart-
well wcro read. Tho special delegate
speaks encouragingly of tho progress
of the territorial bill. Ho says thero
is somo opposition to It nnd that prob
ably somo parts ot it will fall. Land
matters ho expects to bo handled In
another bill to bo presented at an early
Samuel M. Damon, head of tho bank
ing houso of Bishop & Co., In his wny
tho most notnblo commercial traveler
I of tho Pacific and tho stnnd-by Minis
ter of Flnanco for tho Islands, Is homo
from tho United States and Europo and
Is In finest fettlo physically. Ho stop
ped at Washington a couplo ot times,
I went to Italy on tho matter ot secur
ing emigration from that country to
tho Islanas nnd was in London, where
ho is now quite well acquainted. "Tho
talis of tho scheme Wo purposo In- mon, "is. In abeyance. Politically I
rnrnnrntlnf? n rnmnnnv iinilnr tlin lnu-s ' tinvn nnMiliif- in nnv rYPmllncr thnt T
of Dclawaro with an authorized capital ' appreciate now moro than over that
of $100,000,000. It will bo called tho wo should bo In closest touch with
Colonial Sugnr Refining Company, al- ! Washington. Mr. McKlnley Is tho
These new officers have been elected
by tno Court Hawaii of Independent
C. R., C. B. Rlploy; V. C. R., Fred.
W. Weed; P. C. R a. L. Pearson; Ora
tor, Cliaa. J. Day; R. S L. H. MeBlck;
F. S., C. W. Weatherwax; Treasurer,
J. M. Webb; S. W. W.. J. Hills. J. W.
W R. E. Burns, S. B S. Decker; J.
B., John Walker.
Terrible Mine Accident.
Carbondale, Wash., Dec. 9. A fire
damp explosion occurred in tunnel No.
7 ot tho Carbondalo coal mines, be
tween 10 and 11 o'clock this morning,
as tho result of which thero aro thlrty
thrco miners dead, so far as known,
and many others seriously It not fatal
ly injured .
Lawless tn Command.
The Australia Is now commanded by
Captain Lawless, for many years her
chief officer. Captain Lawless is exceed
Inelv noDul.ir both In Honolulu and San
Francisco and his numerous friends are
extremely pleased at his promotion.
The Colusn Probably Lost.
The bark Colusa has probably been lost
at sea. She is long overdue and up to
December 12, sea faring men at Seattle
had practically given up all hope.
WEDDING STATIONERY, Engraved
H. F. WIOHMAN.
though tho nnmo may bo changed be
foro tho charter Is applied for. It may
bo tho Federal Company. Wo Will have
tho right to refine sugar both hero and
In tho country's now colonics, It bo
Ing our Idea thnt sugnr grown In Ha
waii, Porto Rleo and Cuba can bo re
llncd there and brought to this coun
try In tho refined stnto moro cheaply
than It can bo refined here after Im
porting tho cane. Headquarters for
tho new company will probably bo In
both New York and Chicago."
Mr. Wolcott refused to glvo the
names of tho Incorporators. When
asked whether tho company will bo
connected with tho American Sugar
Refining Company ho said: "Most as
suredly not. I think you will find thnt
wo will bo qulto a different concern."
"Will Mr. Mathieson or tho Doschors
or tho Arbucklcs be connected with
"All tho names and all tho facts will
como out In good time. As yet we are
not ready to make any announcements."
"When do you expect that the now
company will bo organlzod?"
"That I ennnot tell. Tho Incorpora
tion papers aro not yet completed. We
nro looking carefully into legal ques
tions touching on tho right to do busi
ness In tho colonies. I can say noth
ing as to tho capital Interested In tho
company, except that I have been told
that German Interests will be connect
ed with it, and thnt a Wall street
banking houso with connections in
Berlin will bo interested."
A representative of the Doscflcrs
said: "Wo know nothing of tho now
refining concern. As to tho possibility
that it will buy us out you may say
that If wo nro offered our price wo may
President of Massachusetts and Ha
waii and all other sub-dlvlslons ot tho
United States of America. I sent my
resignation as Minister of Flnanco hero
to President McKlnley whllo at Wash
Ington nnd ho declined to noccpt It"
Mr. Damon was at tho Cabinet meet
ing this forenoon nnd made an extend
ed verbal report to tho Presldont nnd
TUB "PLAGUE" SITUATION.
Ethel Johnson, Dr. Scaparono re
ports, Is much better. It Is said thero
aro now fair chances for her recovery.
It Is added that, with relation to
"plague," her case Is no longer con
sidered ns "suspicious."
A postmortem was performed on
the body of n Japanese dying suddenly
last night Heart disease was the
cause of death.
It la no longer necessary to have or
dinary freight bills vised at the Board
ot Health offices. Chinese and Japan
ese goods must bo fumigated at the
Pacific Mall wharf.
Henry May & Co. havo Just landed
ex Australia n choice lot ot Christmas
trees. These firs when artistically
hung with gifts, colored lamps, etc.,
bring great Joy to tho Juvenllo heart,
and nro a sultablo and happy adjunct
to any children's gathering. A quan
tity of English holly berries and mis
tlotoo nro also Included In tho consign
ment, besides articles for domestic
consumption during tho festlvo season.
Dr. Posoy, specialist for Ere, Kar,
Throat and Nose diseases and Catarrh.
Gen. Wood Governor ol Cuba.
Washington, Dec. IS. Gen. Leonard
Wood has been assigned ns military
commander of Cuba and Governor of
HAMILTON, BROWN SHOE CO.'S
A blacksmith wanted tomorrow
morning at T, B. Murray's shop on
MV V - .00
For Sale by Manufac'urcrY Shoe Co'., Fort St.. Sign ol the 3ig Vie.