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ALLIED BOERS QUARREL
fiuller Does Not Report British Ladysmlth
LossesPreparing For Attack at Tugela
Cape Colony Boers Happy Over Vic
toriesGeneral Methuen Recalled
London, Jan. 11. The Durban cor
respondent of tho Standard, telegraph
ing Tuesday, says that 1200 Indian
r'retcher bearers started for tho front
the previous night and that their de
parture wan regarded In Durban as In
dicative of n renewal of the fighting.
Tho War Ofllco announces that tho
list of British casualties at Ladysmlth
last Saturday has not been received.
Tho following dispatch, dated at
Fiero Camp, January 10th, noon, has
been received from General Duller:
"A Transvaal telegram gives tho cno
rny'a loss nt Ladysmlth on Saturday
as four killed and llftcen wounded, nnd
after this, ns Is admitted, thry had en
dured a withering Are from six masked
batteries and had been defeated at all
"Natives hero assert that tho Door
loss In one command alono was 160
killed nnd wagon loads of wounded.
Tho heaviest loss Is said to bo among
the Frco Staters, who were forced oy
tho TranBvaalcrs Into tho most dan
This curious dispatch Is all tho War
Offlco Issued. It makes not tho slight
est mention of tho position or tho do
ings of tho British forces. It may bo
Interpreted to mean that Ladysmlth is
safe, but It Is moro likely Intended to
prepare tho British public for a ter
jlblo list of casualties.
A dispatch to tho Dally Telegraph,
dated Monday, January 8th, nt noon,
at Frcro Camp, says: "Firing from
the Boer positions around Ladysmlth
lioeau early today. It sttll coutlnues,
but tho cannonading Is light and lrro
sular." , ... , ,
The Standard has received the fol
lowing, dated January 9th. from Its
special correspondent at Fiero Camp:
"I hear on good authority that Presi
dent Kruger sent word to tho Boer
headquarters asking why 1jlysmlth
had not been attacked, and that the re
ply was: 'Wo should lose too many
His answer to this excuse was the
suggestion that the Free Staters might
be put in tho forefront. This hint was
taken nnd tho attack delivered. Presl
.innf lfnurrr'H advlco was bo far good
that tho Free Staters behaved bettor
than tho Transvaalers have done. At
all events they mannged to seize a bill.
Later in tho day tho Transvaalers re-
urea ueioro ueucrui '""" ","""";
attack amid tne Jccra of tho ! roc Stat
ers, who actually siuck io nun lo
tion unn. they were bayoneted In tho
ditch. After v.s affair It Is almost
certain that the allies will luarrel
"A heavy gun mounted on umriui
wan hill has been firing slnro day
break. Evidently tho selgo of Lady
smlth Is bUH maintained."
The Dai.y Mall has tho following dis
patch, dated January 8th, from Frcre
Camp: With the exception of tho usual
shelling of the Boer position by the na
val guns, the British force was lnac
.i.. i?iirtit finer ramus were seen to-
day'by a patrol along tho Tugcla in a
" . f. 5. .1-- All mrn nillnt-
wesieny airecuuu. " , .t.
Natives say tnat whero tho British re
connoltered near Colonso on Saturday
tho Uoers hurried from Springfield.
This supports the belief that Colenso
was weakened to attack Ladysmlth.
METHUEN HA8 BEEN RECALLED
Gape Colony Dutch
in Open Rebellion
London, Jan. 11. Tho Capo Town
correspondent of the Dally Mall, tele
praphlng Monday, says: Tho Boer
successes havo been followed by a tre
mendous outburst of enthusiasm and
Boer sympathy In tho western part of
tho colony. Reports from Paarl say
tho whole district Is mado hideous at
night by bands of young men parading
In tho villages and singing tho Trans
vaal VolkBlcld, while the children are
ovcrywhero practicing tho national
songs of tho republics. Tho following
nro specimens of statements believed
by tho western Dutch: "Duller and
Rhodes nro prisoners" nnd "Two thou
sand Boers secretly sailed and captur
ed Cape Town."
Dispatches to tho Capo Times from
Indare, dated January Cth, say: "All
thco of tho Colonial Dutchmen, form
ing tho deputation sent by Commis
sioner of Public Works Sauer to pro
test to tho Boer commandant against
tho Invasion of Capo Colony, are either
prisoners awaiting trial for sedition or
have openly Joined tho rebels. Syn
man, who accompanied Commissioner
Sauer on a tour through tho colony,
now commands 1000 rebels, who havo
Tho Times In a leader comments on
tho ennturo of Kuruman as an example
of Boer rapacity. It says the place was
unlmnortant as a strategical position
The.Capo Town .correspondent or mo
Dally Chronicle, telegraphing Monday,
says: "Tho Boers assert that eighty
natives fought on the sldo of tho Brit
ish at Kuruman. They say their object
In capturing the place was to open the
wny for a commando to go south Into
tho Prleska and Konhardt districts,
whore tho Boers hopo to foment rebel
lion. It Is reported that tho Boer lead
ers allow every burgher to return homo
one week out of every seven."
FLAMES RUN RIOT
Fire in Block 15 Gets Beyond Control-rKau-
makapili Church DestroyedResidents
of Quarantine District Marched
Out by Thousands -- Fire
Laddies Hard Fight.
Gen, Roberts Arrives
and Hakes Report
New York, Jan. 11. A cable to tho
rrii..... fmm Tendon, dated January
, in"..' ..- ;-',,.., t,
Ite6:a.- m., says: imtu i "
been recalled to England. I learn this
on the highest authority.
It la learned that ho was laboring
undoc-great mental excitement after
tho battle of Moddor river and that the
War Office has considered It necessary
to displace him, as ho Is evidently not
In a condition to command troops.
Two mcrabes of his family aro said
to bo weak minded. General Wau-
-!. loi) wnriln nuotcd ltl yCStCr-
day's dispatches havo created a most
How' Suftolks Were Cnugtit.
nensberg (Capo Colony,) Monday,
jtn?8. It is reported hero, officially. In
..,.,... n (ho disaster of tho first
battalion ot the Suffolk neglment, that
Lieutenant Colonel Watson marched
tho regiment In close column to the top
of tho hill at midnight. He assembled
the officers and was addressing them
lust at daybreak when the enemy vol
leyed at a distance of Jhlrty.paces. The
Colonel, bs adjutant, and two other
m " -. L. fciiiod. Tho Buffolks. who
had scarcely fired a shot, fled back to
tho Picket, about 1.000 yards ; away,
somo one navwt, duuuw.. ..-...-.
About 150, however, remained, lost
heavily and finally surrendered.
Our operations since have been un
important. Several reconnolssances
have been made and theso show that
the enemy is jeaioumy b""""
communications to tho north.
London. Jan. 11. 4 a. m. During tho
Interludo of apparent military Inactiv
ity nnd official secrecy Lord Roberts
nnd Lord Kitchener havo arrived at
tho seat of war. It is assumed that
their clear vision, supported by 30,000
fresh men who are due to arrive In
South Africa within thirty days, will
alter tho situation and that tho fourth
month of the campaign will witness
tho beginning of victories for tho Brit
ish arms. They aro not. however, ex
pected to produce definite results for
somo days, but their mero presonce will
restore tluy shaken connaenco oi ino
men at the front In their generals.
Lord Roberts finds 120,000 men on
h defensive or watching for an open
ing. Lord Methuen's health, according
to the Dally Mall, has broken down,
and tno Field Marshal may relieve him.
Possibly somo others will be relieved
of important commands. There is cer
tainly plenty of .rank In evidence in
South Africa. In addition to the Field
Marshal, there are two full Generals,
four Lieutenant Generals and twelvo
nr fourteen Malor Generals. There Is
m imonnv tiiifinlclon that when Lady
smlth casualties aro announced they
will oe disheartening and will partly
destroy tho patriotic glow produced by
General White's "victory."
BRITISH PREPARE TO MOVE.
Now York, Jan. 10. A cable to the
Run iintmi Moddor River. January 8th,
says: Tno British pickets aro using
tiiihnnka in systematically cuiuub
away tho patches of brushwood in front
of tho Boer lines, 'ine worn i m,
and Is only done when a good oppor
tunity offers. Thus far thoro havo
boon nn MRiinltlea among the men de
tailed for tho work) The demolition of
farmhouses botween tho forces has also
commenced. Theso preparations nro
taken to mean that tno uriusn micnu
to make a .move shprtly..-
- : :
3:30 p. 111. The tire Is not yet un
" der control. It has readied the
Independent Office on King
street and Is moving toward
tne sea. The residents of China
town are quartered in Kawalahao
There was a panic In Chinatown this
foronoon nnd, even now, the excite
ment Is Intense. Whnt has been the
result no man can tell until tho ilames
havo ceased their work of destruction
and chaos has been reduced to order.'
A chungo In tno strength of the wind
and tho lack of sufficient water caused
consternation on nil sides and it was
not until tho relief of tho National
Guard and tho police foice har been
called out that tho situation was gotten
In hand nnd people prevented from do
ing nil manner of foolish things that
tho Ions of property and perhaps life
prompted them to do.
Tho wind was not blowing very hard
when the engines were plnccd about
bloc 15 at about 8 o'clock this morn
trig, nor was thero any fear on the part
ot the firemen that tho Humes would
get beyond their control.
buotly after the hour mentioned
kcroseno was poured on tho floor of
one of tho shacks Walklkl ot Kauma
kaplll church and tho torch applied,
boon threo or four buildings were
allarao but tho fire laddies felt no fear.
Tho Intention was to urn on tho
Walklkl sldo of tho church up along
the lano or opening, along Beretanla
and up Nuuanu as far as the buildings
of Block 15 extended but this program
was soon changed.
Churches in Flames.
Tho wind suddenly Increased In
strength and sparks were carried to tho
tower of Kautnakaplll church. Again
tho wind died down nnd tho tower
burned along slowly for a little while.
Again the wind freshened considerably
and sparks from tho buildings along
Beretanla street wero carried to the
Joss houso near Kaumakaplll. The
Boys' Brlgndo building had been Ignit
ed several times, but tho peoplo on
duty had been nolo to control the situ
ation. However, when the Joss house
caught fire, tne end could readily bo
seen and everyono moved out ns speed
ily as possible, taking along only books
and papers necessary to the work of
Then camo tho great trouble. Kau
makaplll church caught firo from tho
stecnle. tho headauarters ot tno japan
eso inspectors was in flames and the
fumigating headauarters was beyond
tho power ot tho ilrcmon to save. Tho
wind from tho northeast blow In gusts
and carried burning particles of wood
in all directions.
Panic Among Japs,
Evidently tho course ofthe firo was
toward the river. There were shouts
and cries on the part ot tho Japanese
in the vicinity ot the church and then
masses ot humanity camo pouring out
ot the nearest gulldlnbs carrying with
them their most valuable possessions.
In tho alleys people fell over each other
In tho nttemDt to get out Into tho
streets and inspectors hurried back and
forth, warning people ot their great
uanger. in one iuuuu uu luoyrabv.
found two Chinamen under the In
fluence of opium and It' was with the
greatest danger that ho succeeded In
getting tho men
One Plague Case.
1 mo p. m. Up to this hour to
day's record stands : No. of sus
picious Cases, 0. No. of plague
cases, t. No. of plague deaths. 2.
The new plague cie Is that of
Hawaiian male, age 20,
Tho horso transport Astec sailed yes
terday for rillo with a full cargo ot live
stock.- 'Captain Mattson of the Hawa
iian ship Falls of Clyde, went down to
act as a pilot In docking tho big steam-
nhln nt Hllo.
For tho first tlmo slnco tho transport
service wbb Inaugurated orders wero
Issued last night to knock oft all tho
msn employed on tho dock. Thero nro
no transports In port nnd nothing moro
for tho men to do at presont. Over 200
men aro temporarily out ot omploy
uent ns a result.
out of the building
that was already afire. This inspector
expressed the tear that there might be
more sucn peopio in tne Durmng uuuu
lngs. Indeed it Is not certain that ba
bies have not been burned to death on
account of tho Intcnso excitement.
The flames spread on and on toward
tho river and from Beretalnla street to
Pauahl, Tho peoplo along tho thor
oughfares and toward the river were
soon In a tempest of excitement Cries
of consternation could be heard on all
sides and, following the' examplo of the
people near the church, natives, Chi
nese. Japaneso nnd a few white peo
ple, were soon poumg out 01 ma uuuu
lngs with what they could carry.
Ropes were brought Into use and, from
the second 'stories ot buildings along
River and Beretanla streets, beds,
chairs and ail manner ot things wero
dropped into the street Tho old and
Infirm were not lost sight of and, even
In the excitement, tho greatost care
was'shown In their removal to a placo
of safety near tho bridges or aiong tno
Then came tho greatest danger of the
day. Hundreds upon hundreds of Ja
paneso and Chinese carrying various
articles wero hurrying toward tho river
and not a few tried to pass tho guards.
For a llttlo while it looked as If there
would bo a general break for liberty
and It such a thing had occurred In
fection would havo boon spread all
through tho city for tho peoplo men
tioned wero bent on taking their goods
Just nt the most critical moment the
relief from tho N. O. II. and evory sol
dier that could bo communicated with,
reached the Pauahl street brldgo on
River street and Major Zlcgler soon
had tho guards doubled and a lino of
sentries placed along tho river wall to
In tho meantlmo the police forco
with Marshal Brown afoot nnd Deputy
Marshal Chllllngworth on horeoback,
had arrived on tho sccuo nnd tho native
policemen, nrmed to tho teeth were
placed along Nuunnu street nnd tho
other thoroughfares In tho Walklkl
half of tho Infected district.
News of the danger of .the escape of
people from the inlrcted district spread
through the town with lightning r.ipldlty
and soon Board of Health guards and
volunteers were hurrying to the scene
armed with axe handles obtained from E.
O. Hall's and other places ofthe city.
Those without passes Into the district
remained at the crossings to assist the
already doubled guards while the others
went Into the district and placed them
selves at the disposal of the various
military and civil authorities In charge of
the situation. The services of everv man
were accepted. The Japanese and natives
were hustled along on River street toward
the upper bridge while the Chinese were
surrounded and herd.d together on King
In the midst of nil this consternation a
pretty Hawaiian girl sat on a box on
River street nnd, accompanying herself
with a gultfc s?ng "Aloha Oe" aslf
nothing were taking place.
Evervonels helping. Where there are
carriages without horses white men are
taking the places of animals and pulling
along small footed Chinese women and
their babes or old and Infirm people of all
nationalities. The scene Is one calculated
to move the hearts ol the strongest but
the situation Is critical and everyone must
needs put his shoulder to the wheel.
2 p. m. The flames have reachrd as
far as the Chinese United Soc etv bull J
lng and have levelled everything to the
ground along Maunakea street to the sea
and river. The wind Is Increasing andj
mere is uanger inai evervtning as lar as
Nuuanu street will be bumed. beveral
ships are preparing to get out of the way.
An attempt was made to stop the fire
by blowing up with dynamite a couple of
brick buildings near No. 3 engine house
but this was unsuccessful.
As the fire Is coming toward town every
one should be on the. watch to save their
homes In case the sparks should fly about.
Set Fire to His Place.
When the ilames were spreading along
on Smith street a well known Chinaman,
fearing peihaps that his store at 105 Hotel
street might escape the flames, deliberately
went In and set the place afire. For
tunately firemen and others discovered the
smoke before any damage was done. Al
though the Chinaman Is now held In
detention his wish has been satisfied for
even now the place Is in flames.
Reaches Hotel 8trcet.
At 1 o'clock all the buildings along from
the church to hotel street on Maunakea
were levelled to the ground. This of
course Includes No. 3 fire engine house.
The buildings as far as King street and
toward Walklkl as far as Smith are afire
and it Is certain that all the tower portion
to the river and as far as King street will
be delivered over to the flames. It Is
fortunate if there Is no further spread.
Citizens are standing on all cornets,
fifty strong, guarding against break through
found in Achl lane, at Lewis1
place, Kamanuwal. and authenti
cated by Dr. Garvin.
The deaths have been of a
native man found in Kaumakaplll
church district, and .1 native girt
taken at the kerosene warehouse
Board of Health.
Tho regular forenoon meeting of tho
Board of Health was delayed about n
alt hour this morning because of no
quorum. When a quorum was finally
obtained thero was found to be present
tho following: President Wood, Dr.
Day, Dr. Emerson uud F. M. Hatch.
A communication from tho Citizens'
Commlttco Btatlng that expenses were
being Incurred by that body for various
purposes was read and it was voted
by tho Bonrd that tho commlttco bo au
thorized to mnko such expenditures as
may be found necessary to carry on tho
Another communication from the
Citizens' Commltttco spoke of the ne
cessity of providing people rccontly
freed from detention camps with n
cortnin form of permit nllowlng them
to locate In parts of the city outside
tho infected district. No action was
HI10 Board, by motion, condemned
tho Bonrdmnn house and this placo will
soon bo givon to tho flames. I
On the recommendation of Judgo A.
W. Carter It was voted Hint Attorney
R. D. SUIIman bo appointed an ngont of
the uoard of Health with autuorlty to
appraise personal effects In housca con
demned to bo burned, this with an Idea
of provcntlng unjust claims boing made
when tho pinguo litis been stamped out.
Bonrdmnn Dogs Killed.
The eight llttlo Japaneso pugs that
belonged to tho Into Mrs. Boardman,
wore chloroformed yesterday by n
vrtcrlnaiy surgeon on account ot the
danger that they might bo as a nourco
ot lnicctlon It allowed to pass Into the
hnnds of anotbor. Thefeo dogs wero un
don cly tho very best of tho breed
was an o..spr!ng of two of tho regular
whlto nnd black Japaneso pugs owned
by Mrs. iioardmnn, showing that at
ono tlmo tho breed must hnvo been pro
duced by a cross.
S Extending Constltutlc
Apropos of the despatch published
exclusively by the Bulletin relative
to the extension of the constitution
to new territory. A Chronicle des
patch of the nth adds:
"Congressman Newlands suggest
ed that the whole subject should be
investigated. This led to a general
discussion of the question as to
whether the provision of the Con
stitution providing that the customs
and revenue laws of the United
States should be uniform did not
cover the territory acquired under
treaty with Spain.
"Daezell urged strenuously that
the territory acquired was not sub
ject to these laws until It hid been
formally annexed, and In support
his contention cited several Suprem
Court decisions, among others The
Insurance Company vs. Canters, In
the first book of Peter's Reports, In
which Justice Marsh.ill, after ac
quisition of Florida, decided 'that
the United States had the poer to
acquire foreign territory.
"Swanson of Virginia, taking the
opposite view, cited the case of
Cross vs. Harrison, in which the
Supreme Court decided that the cus
toms laws of the United States were
extended to California as soon as
that territory was annexed to the
United States. He also cited the
case of Lansborough vs. Blake, In
which Chief Justice Marshall gav
the opinion. As a result of the dis
cussion the resolution offered by
ft Newlands was unanimously adopt'
The Burned Church.
Kaumahaplli church, unfortunately des
troyed, was built in the years 1884 and
188;. It succeeded a wooJen bulldlnc
erected under the pastorate of Rev. Lowell
Ono wns pure black, biitlSmlih, D. D., one of the American mis
sionaries ana tatuer ot Mrs. u. 1-. uiiung
ham. Dr. Smith and his wife lived to see
the noble new structure opened for wor
ship, and were burrled from it. The
church was of brick. It cost between
$30,000 and 540,000 and was for some
years past free of debt. Kaumakaplll was
fitted with opera chairs to seat about 40a
R:ople. It had the finest pipe organ In
onolulu, and only chime of bells. King:
Kalakaua Is honored as having taken the
Initiative In building the new Kaumalta
plll. Several prominent men, while ex
pressing regret at the loss of the church,
freely say that the community will build
a new edlfic for the congregatu n.
Judge Wilcox Challenged.
Judge Wilcox showed his pass to the
corporal at the corner of King and Nuuanu
streets during the greatest excitement and
was refused admltnnce and Knocked down.
The judge grappled with the unruly fellow
who made some motion ai running mm
through with a bayonet If any bodily
harm ha? come to the judge there Is no
doubt thatthere would have been a con
siderably damaged corporal for there were
many people arouna reaay xo ao some
Churches Must Close.
At a mooting ot tho Board of Health
this forenoon tho matter ot closing of
churches was brought up by President
Wood and it wns finally moved tiy Dr.
Emerson that the recommendation ot
tho Citizens.' Committee that church
and other Indoor meetings bo prohibit
ed until further notlco bo adopted.
German Steamer Released.
Durban, Jan. 10. The British au
thorities have roleased tho German
steamer Herzog, which was seized Jan
uary 6, while on her way to Lorenzo
Electricity Cut OIK
All the electric pawer of the city was
iuit imvn at i o'clock this afternoon.
This stopped all the typesetting machines
and presses ot tne citv.
Thousands at Kawalahao Church
Japanese and Chinamen are being
marcnea oy ine nunureus to Nawaianao
church yard, guarded all the way from
Nuuanu street oy a line 01 volunteer citi
zen guards. There thev will remain until
some accommodations can be prepared
for them. Included in this mass of Asia
tics are a great number of women with
their children and all that can be done for
them Is being done.
The citizens have the situation well In
hand. Every man Is out with some kind
of a club and there is a set determination
that there shall be no outbreak from Chi
Engine No, 1 Lost.
While the fire was in progress this
forenoon there was a sudden twist
of flames from the building near
Kaumakapili church and Engineer
Renear. the tears streaming from
his face, was forced to leave his
engine of Fire Company No 1 It
was not long betore it was warped
completely oilt shape and rendered
Council of State Adjourned.
There being no quorum present, the
Council of State has adjourned till 2 p. m.
"THE LOSS OF OOLD IS GRBATj
Tho loss ot hoalth' Is 'mow." lfpalth
Is lost by neglecting to keep ta uiooa
purobut It Is gained by purifying, en
riching and vitalising the bloo.l with
tho great health restorer .Hood's Bar
saparllla. Thousands who thought
health had been permanently loBt have
hepn made nerfectly well by taking
this great medicine Your oxperlence
tnnv do tne tamo.
Hood's PIUb aro gentle, yet always
Committees to Confer.
Messrs. C. M. Cooke, T. Rain Walkei
and J. B. Atherton, the finance committee
on claims appointed by the Board ot
Health, met Minister Young this forenoon
They arranged with the Minister of he-
interior, wno.iscnairman 01 ine vmzens
Committee on detention camps, foracon-
ference between the two committees at,
3:30 this, afternoon, or after., adjournment
oi,t-ouncii 01 state.
The Cabinet was engaged this forenoon.
In considering, proposed amendments to.
charters of corporations. No conclusion
was reached in any case.
Central Union Closed..
The. will bo no Boryiccs ofany. kiatt
at Central Union church tqpjorro., I-
A-.'-JJvC. Atkinson in ohnige. of
the detentlon'oimp at Uio ketoseno
warehpuso, this afternoon notifi
ed tho? Board of - Health that he
can accpmtholnAe '250 pooplo
from tho burning district Also,
that he can ' provide food for
several hundred people.
MEETIKG OF INSPECTORS AMD SUB-IHSPECTORS.
the very thing
to gladden the
hearts af the
The most ncceptablc Xmas gift
yourwlveStSls'ers or daughters a pal"
ofourBBADSD STRAP SLIPPERS r
There will be a general meeting of In
spectors and Sub-Inspectors In Progress
Hall on SUNDAY MORNING at 11
o'clock, for. the, purposeof ,. diseasing
methods of making the work of the com
mittee more effectual.
CITIZENS' SANITARY COMMITTEE,
5, M. BALLOU,
. ) These arc Included 1n the 7oq pairs."
shoes Just opened ex iS. S. -Australia an
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