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wnat Dose says....
The Great Italian Actress Has Been
Iitlerv ieweil in a Tcllinjc Way for
Next Sunday's Republic.
Tlie Siory of a Wedding.
CHARMINGLY 11-lA'i.TRA I LI).
Next Sunday's Republic.
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In l. Mollis, tinr (Vnt.
ST. LOC1S.MO.. MONDAY. .(ATARY 1, i.MiO.
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-" v J" ' 0,1 Trains, Three Cents.
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31 WW 1E11iJIb
iAsks Britain to Explain
the Seizure of
'BERLIN IS AROUSED.
The Action Is Described
There as "Gross Brit
'Sei zu re Un warranted
Even if Boer Recruits
!'"! !!. Jr.1 -It Is aimour.i-d that th
C rni. h pim-o'fj emiseis. Condor :nl
S hTvallw, a!.- row o- the way to I !.--,"a
r no v at TiraiLiv.
tt.rlir. in-. Jl.lleg irding tbe elzure by
'' Ilnti-h cruuier Moiclcicnne of tb Im-i-
rial tn il steamer ISui.desralti of the
G-rnian Kast African Unr, a high offlV'.-U
' :) c German Foreign Office, who was In-i-'iifs-cJ
iiy tfce correspondent of the As
v i.itnl I"rc . says.
S P m e met be preserved at present eon-
utr.g i';i tual status of tbe negotiations
v ! f i imi' b, n begun with Great Britain
) Jt t a- m itter. Appropriate steps have
ii !i .. i' of which Germany mti't aw.t
r ilt Th matter Is regavde-J by Ger
ii . - ' the utmost Importance beeausa
. rt, -ly involving the righto of cu-
i i.K after-ioon Count Ton BnHow con-r"-rod
at Ii c Foreign Office with bia official
.n-i .s ana theu reported to the Em
or. Cabinet meeting will consider the sds-
t is a'.-j affpxtfl In Ookrnmeot circles
i .at the UritiRh right of eearcb !s uu--i-
'1 ami that In any event British right
t, stop p,isnBers. vhthcr their intend ta
1 1 ht for iho Boers or aot. Is strenuous! r
5 : -lputed. 1.3 tho vessel tvMih they were
J utx-;t -ras In neutral territory to which tl.ey
) J .ere procetding. naaiely, Delagoa Bay. It
'L iluScrteS that these tights will be lu-
J sftteil Uft.n
3 -v - -. . . i.- t.-- ,- ii . :.
1 . ronaemns tlie British ai u-jp la the Bundes.
. i " rath seizure, which !s cfcarcterizl as "an
4 '-J Instance of n-o?s Insolenw," :iid .is "cale'i
t : lated to Illustrate th uee.l of a powerfU
V tJerrnnn navy to render suc-h aetlon on the
part of KngLind Jrrpos-'ilile In the future."
4 i Tho National Zeltun; strongly arpiies
4 thnf TTlff-lfiT). hi.fl i rir . . InlfA t..
, t the BuadesraUi and f-xpresse the lop I
i, , t Hiie nas n.'t aiJ. i tt-.! a flexible :heor.
l.oUul AjizcIkit'k A'Iotv.
ine loKal Anz'lger surmises that there
must liavc be n a serious Quarrel between
tho command-r of tho Bundesratlt and the
Maclciennn l-efors the latter ol&cer "over
stepped lii- prerogative In carrylns off tho
-teanwv." ml txpresFes the hope that Ger
n any v... pt-.l'iv eiifoit'e tno release of
F.v-i tii ''iehe Z.it an?: eallii the pro-
di'i!: rln-actTlstle Knsli--h IniletJC,"
iiiu aiMs that "the v. hole attitude of the
.(iRlish !. in IKIjgoa Kay provvkt-s a gen-
ra'l ioti t "
It i-. si'-i nt that to-day the German
1 Lit if iii i -.a distributed In 1 Berlin 2U.W0
npi of a troaply-worJel pamphlet.
p itiiing OjI t-.c ne J of a strong Geruan
1. 1 .
K.iirp .i. tteij-lnform-d authority It is
ii-amed ...at prdirrir.ary r.cgolutiins have
l'i-r. pom un f',r sin time beti-en Oreat
Uritr'in and Cermar-j a lundoti for ex
tend'nj; tl-i- "cope of the treaty regarding
tl.i I'i.-.u- icie colci.ie.-. but that the As
at:.' coliiiii - of Portugal aie nu comprised
Hi liV- j:t 'iinn ptopu-ial.
T!.e ci-i-rti to-day puhllsbel the al-leh-otl
tft ( a tie-- mnril'etl from Kta
ptri r Nicv.l.i.'-- aenlnst ti.e ini-rease of naval
arni.tnii.m-, mhii h it i- ald he v,:il pro
in.ilKatf n the rirt d iy f the Kuasua nrw
j ear. The Aorwuei-tz pjLiication repre
tents the t'sr a& conventn? another lnter
nation i unferenee to consider this par
ticular m'- i.'.n. The general public appears
to have .f'-epted the m.unfevto as Knuine,
hut In diplomatic circles It Is looked at dif
It Is l-arred th.it the vvjnrwrtz meant the
v.ii lc thins a a a hnai. ar.d as an ironical
reva 'man i fur the !oveniment.
t Miit i:v.o si '.niitir.
txmdon. Dec. 31 - A dNpatch to the Daily
Mail from Lorenzo Maruuez, dated Decem
ber Z, s.ij-:
The Transvial age',;-! ! have Dousnt
" p ail ill' a
Wkent for shii
Ki jinan b'eam'
II til' available milk, t-ur r and eollee.
manatn-U to e large orders
hipmem here by French and 5er-
mnn b'eanv rs. l'rlie have aiivanc"a
vn.r cent in consequence, o'.J the stocks ate
eiy s-hirt. SotnethirK like a famine H
threatened, as the British Government Is
Hopping all go'.as oi."-I?nel here trim
a! rsemlvrs of the Volksraad mM
iji'leiery daj, doubiU?? t give furtlt
J i "Purtugal 1 doing lier best to
neutrality, but foreign opinion ti
h'JjIarqucz Is generally in favor of
eiery daj. uoubtUs t give further orders.
jf "Herr Pott l losing Lloyd agencies and
ho aRenei-s for the I'.ucknail steamship
' lines in consequence oi inc yotiiuii c
London. Jan. 1. The morning papers are
Inclined to refrain from commenting upon
the Bundetrath incident, pending further
information. Tho Daily Chronicle says.
"The Incident Tras i iifortunate. but the
Germans may await the result of the in
quiry with confidence in our fairness."
The Standard says:
"We feci F..re that Germany whl recof
nize the unimpeachable val tity of our pe
tition. sluill eiforee such claims as v
possess vi'h cery di -ire to cuse the leaa
possible lti onenlrnc to the trade amoni
friendly ?t ites, but at th. same time we
rhal' act -with a firm determination to as
tert our riglus as a lK'Htgerent Power."
Kuglifh W;ir Ofilco Snitl 1o I Jo
Keeping It yem-r.
sri:ciAL nv c.BLii.
jindon. Dee. 31. (Cop right. Us. ov V.
Jt. IIoari - l'h' ie 's 2" it i in i lei
that serloui t. " irum jlar ' i "
readied th War Ullii e. Th oih-iais. 1. vv
over. refusa to (JiIose t!ie contents of tho
dispatch, -nhicb. it is u:iJ'.rsi.ood, refcrj to
. jh .TI " ' -
I ii l.j In li 1 ,, ( c ,'
'i i' :. nun vi v, i;Tn.a"
m-nt in Mining ti a to l!"ls I'
..ui : ii. vi- a. id d.uijwu Ph-
a slitia'lun j!r' id rtlti"'
lermuay has nkd O"1 1Ir,,',,n
to pUln th- s. liure el a J,'rn'an
stfamer on the hl?h sa-
ua lsuelow M-it J flu? roIP "
lice In KTlin vrtPr !ar. wbtc a "i
:. r-n. e w.i h-M Ho lbf3 repot'"1
t!.t- tn:ilt in l'Tntioi.ir irflUam.
Ii u imin.f-.ii- fnaiaon"1! that I
:. ii.niv will b fciiett ptimto?lhe Jl
i. -villi tjie n t. dl-piteSfi w Ens" .
the Impfrni 1
The cumn. ir.J.-r cf tt? Krltls trar--hil
o! 'm.M th i- tlifK were rerults
a(i'aij r.r t! Hi .-is
j- t -inn u'-if-w in i.i'"
Hir : -
:. r w.re 0"n: in
pr --i (f I..
I iu it-t L.irp:
n i practical'
the Kiei.t '-o-tie -nl
In tl-e r.o-s e i
io navo inni-K-d :i i'r
.u1? lJ" o'i i:an
Powell's garrijn. h.l!!:
three oflfeer. siiti - .
Edward Cieil. se-i vf t
iiury. ana t'aei.j..-h V
tne Duke of r..r;I.n..l.
Tle War 0.!i-r-s rcti
posa of avoiding a i
shoe'.: to Sth.burv- rn'
Lord Roberts tJ.ns I c:
Since the leaf t y
j 1-3 sun. In"a.'i
r,'v tioundlr? I-1
Marnuu of Si'
ur.K. a broihit
-t.-! :or t'i rr-
rtltloa of such
was tr-J ca'9 wul'
icarr-d cf Lis r.
Trife fie rretal'i't
ii.&:th has ben c.iuInrir crave roawra. Mi-
ta.;y letirerneni from U'he CaWnet Im '." n
diseuxted. but It Is understood he cr.I- ! -U.'i,s
office because of '"-be popular btlif 1:
h!j personal nblllty tijo pull tfca iicilre
through its present cr'ti Is. Should tl ii
ous neirs regard, i.g h j, s ?in be conhrni d
it trill undcubteujy eoitrplioate rnatter-i.
IJumor na:n s Detor'j'ilre a., bis succes or
as a comprom'se b.'twlia tla rial clai::n
of Balfour and liaiuJfL'erlaIn. littt Devon
shire nhio has neu" tc alles at the fror.'.
In fact. Chamberl un "is the cnly Catrft.-t
Minister who ha? n..-.
While waiting for lie in 3 of the next ha' tie
the nearspape- hunt I'l jr a scapufcat pro
ceeds merrily. Tiov ft critics dlv!3 the.r
liKk.V-Ueach and Lans-
for I: i i .-
i'v t"r. Uiq'.g both; tbs forra.T
. . iJJ the latter Ur his
'"" " ',' "--i s ' cjL .j
Should Salisbury r trjre It trocld let to ,-e
a flood - ah-.--- o-. till?- Cabinet asatrtv.'e
which the j.ev. . ff atSathcr disaster vou'd
ftstty rum n r , ,-i j aute poUtlcalcri- s.
Europe has apt a'.ji the i-qixniEiiy t
the Brllh t.ubh in . i the face of .IrrrS.
i'w, ul in mi:i o sif tn1
:le- mm ..yii th street is jn-
'l ' elk'.., i' .-,:tvfor the
l it I'll '. ,-i b-,1 jifsrs glufvrl.
IHiSH FOR THiiE TRANSVAAL
Clan ua-Ua.'I 3fi-ri Drill
ItEpr-BlJC SP- -i.i 1:
New York, Dee. Il-Tl-e storv ij teUve'
this time by wav nf I-rjt,,,, that a ren.-ni
movement against C , -ada i In eonifn: .la
tion. It Is state l i"3it large 'piantiues of
dnaraite. ltd.Ilt.. rra'ies. carlrJ.Jstf. 'et,
hive been store.l on fie fanadten fctrrter'
ai'd that at a gi.n si;!u! the Doslalon is
to be invaded 1 i jh jjijiv of m.",'tt vuh-
Just her- -1. Infladfr- tbtalaej tV'r
supply of lyddite '-1 dt evpired Uit-i. "
thing Is posIL! i'. Hf' vWn, B tis defeat' o
General Pat . .1.1, for ,. a,)
proves anl d.tMv.y ilWl.e nuaes ii 've
been dIeovrrd n i Baek Hay
JT !nU.'!"'i "'I " ' t a:dIa"i CO-
a" m lslU'l. i. ,-;. i.r, l,J ,.
.. --- . Mfvsr toe
-ji.i.1.! M.-ai rare. Iiam
twitch is t.. pro toe r , -ler-d-nt Krurti.R
of the 'l.u,-11a--,.f are at it. pT
time In Squill Atr
Cl I'-T-aririr t0 riccixo
B tl e rdr Wa t, d
ail the mitiit- ti
A perfi'i ' ii.
r . ... , .
"-n rj i.
s t.iuntix t . ,KiIt .. nl' '
n.irr i . ... r it. sa!11t f.ieat
luer . i. r , i Juuber!
The Irish Voiunt
tion compost of n
ably will furnish t!
erutts. The u lute.
this city, under th
Thomas V. Lineti. i
Spanish War. " i'm-
r 'Tt reEimen.
dlreetion .f n .
' . -, . ill (lie
-'", , "-"'! in the
i- r. -h uii
that he knew not i
innada. LSc5o:i thFt
(liH'tlM the j-.j.', .IT
It is thougM til.it
v.fion of f.ii ii! i
l!e purpose. 1-r-t t
fur sending r-1 ri.'ts
serv- f. .1 .
Ct j- la. cl.'.r" ""
" in .t- . .-
and also lo :i
i n i.uh.. -.".-"' A'rl,'a
- ui mn.uiiaii
1 t e c.-...
,.i i i.e
DESIGNATED J JIISjSUCCESSOR
l'p" Leo Aain .,1
.'j ' ialllllill 4 : . .
Home. Di IL-1 , . , "
Pope, after tho r. J ., l Ut tI'"
the holy door at St jUcr,. "r 0J ' 'ng
dreawd his intimatt f cnto-'rar"1160- "d"
"I 'hank tho on ic t. prnv" "e an'J suit
in5 me the ga, e o; j . .JZT. Uv Rr ,nt"
this gieot function, t ..i . . CeI' bra-
censor grandeur :
ereater glory of
J.?'1 'ht a. ,..M.
pared with my ow u f
c ue .1, i ... v
to see many gloria
I . l ui
a r ,f
ltcr I...) e,
pWy a-id the
lsna:J Car Hi" 1
.ir.uaiuo .Maui Uo-
gregat'.on of Irdiiigt
-'a anu p
as his suci.-'-.i!
tnous Ger.oa n.onk,
and mni1ei .- i,w
he has alwajs In o4'
,lbout , Weat pi 'tv
. t- or .' ,an a-sr. tic.
mid despite til" Iil
iiiurcii. ne aiwjs
3ahs for De.' cml er,L
Sl SI,..- ..
lales for Decemb, ri
1 "" w uie
is. ;,::: ci
, " l4
Gam . J
S.i. s f r i. ri
fc.lis . r ,s s
lain r:i tho year,
tur lurlr.o;s jtat
Th.- v- ! t ktn ww tbe imp"-"1 1 k
mill ;tJUH-r r.undesia. th Jlrltish j .
c-ulser Maglri.-nne maiUK tte ste- j
0 ui.. M !i L.k pUc la Ki!Ha
- T Viv -
l ) - c
a .js's - i-:: . .fer"4vfe; - v ,
IJVu..-rW xgfflw . y c r j, SWrflrCVyj V
'. - A
Ji v ' i t -..
FOUND AT MANILA,
Anus :i:itl Ammuniiioii ANo
Stoi J iu a llotiso Setiiolifl
PLOT DISGOVEREU IN TIME.
Ai'ieti'-au Advanre itt Cavil.
l'toviiie Is Uspwtfcd Shortly
Thonsnnil Insurgents In-
trenclieu at Coltimbii.
Minila, Dec. 21. 1 p. ni J-ur erploslve
bombs, a lew firearms and Sw rounds of
ammunition, w-re discovered in a house in
the center of Manila this morning, while
tho police were seeking llecarte, the Insur
gent leader, who. it was said, had ome to
Afainla, In the hope of effecting an under-stundlr-s
with the American troops.
It developed that th plot, lneliiding the
fn.ditig of bembs, was uneartlted by tlie
good detective vork of the Americans. The
bombs Mere to be thrown from the escalto
highest buildings) by the Insurgents.
The pupttlace. it Is thought, bad been
prepared for the attempt bv a rumor cir
. iijattd widely among the natives yesterday
that Aguinaldo was tn Manila and would
pi-rsonally le.-d the outbreak. The Ameri
can authorities, having b-jn advised of
what bjs brewiug, prepared fur all c-ontin-gen-le
Cm tain Morrison says that he does not
believe tl-at an actual uprising nill ver
occur, tss the natives lack th resolution tj
take the first steps in such a movement.
An American advance In Cavlte Provlnee.
couth rf Manila, is expected shortly. Bell
able reports from native sources show that
tbera are upward of 2.090 organized Insur
gents under amis within a milf of Irnus.
They are strenghtenlng their lntrenchments
and poi-s"S artillery.
At Novaleta. the ITIIpIno ii.trenrhtnents
lime bis-n much strengthened. A thousand
of the enemy are In that vieinitj, and thero
are teJ at San Kranclsco de Malabon. Vrom
twelve to 300 garrison all tbe towr.a in tho
southern part of Cavlte Province, and the
same may be said of the towns In Bata
The Province ui North Camarlr.es and
Sonth Camarins hold quantities of hemp.
hlch the people cannot market. As a con
tequence the population in that part of
Luzon Is sultering from lack of food. ISIee
now costs four times in normal price.
Iiiiircits itt Ciiluiiilui.
j: is estimated that 1.00) insurgents ara
Intrenched at G.damba. Iteports liae been
received that :.& insurgects, an. massed
at Mount Ayraat, having strong posses,
sion-- and narrow trails, and that they are
prepared to r II boulders down upon the
advancing troops. Life along tlie coasts or
the Pti.tinces of t'agan and North ar.'l
South Bo Ho Is resuming normal conditions.
The American troops occupy the. important
towns and patrol the country roads. The
natives implore the Americans to continuo
occupation, to establish a settled govern
ment ar.d to terminate the uncertainty, tho
abi se and confiscations .hat have chararter
ized the rule of the Tagalo insurgents dur
ing the last eighteen months.
Vast amounts of otbacco, estimated to bo
,vu-th r-.t'.0.,-',. are ready fir -shipment to
viarol:i. "he cpeiB me jiorts or Dagu-
San IVmandlo, Vigan, Iaongan and
. .- MLn-nnt Will Trfre.lt .l.a ..... ..
warn w,"."-' ... ..-j .lauiuj.-
tion of traoe. bringing relief to communities
greatly In need of foodstuffs. Many ves-ds
have already cleared Trom Manila for these
'"j, nmlng Sijni-!i pr.-oneis declare that
Aguinaldo 1ms order. ,1 the release of all
c itiiards r. w in possrIcn of tlie insur
;'', The motint.tin jxuscs of Catgayan
nrd i'io two 1' ' I'rovinecs are still
g..a;ded la !0 t0Jie of catcolus tho Injuj-
at . 'i
- !la? A I F I
' ; la1',)
V X -r 1 "
vj. -h r v
i ii ,.,i if, , it ' y
-Mrv ' ;
n . .-
' """ ' ierssr V .-O-
.n.(;o.OK:-uii: ii' vi: only ihi i.u
iltssiiii-l l-'nirt emu ill tied eolil
Mnmlilj mid Hiesil.-is, Irrsli nesl to
iturt lore st Tiitlils
Illlliotn.Iutr Ii' to Hint 'fill's !:.f
jirec.-ded J,.i uity XoikIii.i imirnlii In
ikii theiist ,.rtliii eon Mm., ,1 cnlit:
freti v(Hf t mirttiVf-C"t rvlnds.
Arl.Hlisns 1 nlr; 'ontiiiiH.it colit
ll.imlu s tiinl Tue. Uj ; "n csIitIj mIiiiI...
1. Jeni ii Pr-n'ptiv Que-tiotis I!nglan,I.
IXTlole Itonire Pcird n Mar 11.,.
I,i,l Kl'i hener's Sensational Talk.
Uuller'5 Plans Going Wrong
I Sulzer's KKsi'.ient Appeal for Itoer.
Itridegroon. Ulect Arrested.
Made a. Rope of Hod Linen.
1. About tlie Big Fight To-Nlsbt.
McCoy's CIt- e rness Gives Him a Shade.
Among the h-wlers.
elite Club Show.
5. i:mlnent Men Iiscus This Congiess.
Trunk lanes Have Goad Resolutions.
In Honor ot Dwight 21ood.
Iresld.nt Dias Invited.
ISjlire Sergeant Arrested.
Newspaper Man's Death
Frozen to Death.
Standard Oil's Banfeing Sjr-trm.
In Memoty cf WaxiiBgton.
Dewey to Vi.it Savannah.
9. I'.dian Territory Cattto Leases.
Farewell to Lmployen
I'oultry Show To-Day.
Harry iipp uead.
Twentieth . -.tury Is a Year .,n.
Conductor Bell Shot by a Negio.
11. Weekly Lead and Zir.c lteport.
Against Bucket Shops.
fpeculator Tell Dead.
Overdue Vessels Arrive.
Ii Mo ernent of Grain.
The Cotton Market!..
Year'n Lead and Zinc Record la Mis
souri. 13. Sermons and Services at the Churches.
Business Activity I'nprtecdente i.
Failures tn rive Tears.
lobbying at Jack.son.
Stella Jocelyn's Identity.
II. Didn't Shut Off Klectrle Llgh'--
Fncultivated Kind tn New Poi-ieiuns.
Mls Weaer's Suidde.
Doctor P'trves Accepts.
Coldest Day of the Vear.
Captain c. V. Thomas.
Prizes for Fiddlers.
gent General 'linlo. vho is still a fugitive.
It Is at-serteil fiat Lieutenant :iimote Is In.
ATE GAME COCKS.
$. ,()()(' Worth of
Itlll'CUlJC SPHi'l L.
Knosville, Tenn., Dec. 21. Forty gamblers
with 10) chickens left by luat Chrstnias
Day for an isolated spot ten mites below
Thu boat got stud, before reaching its
destination, so 'he tights were held on
board. But when a three days' food supply
was exhausted tfye men grew desperate.
No one would ttenturo to swim through
floating ice to Ian, and about JIW worth
ot chickens were ihlied to provent starva.
tion. No noise made coVld arouse tho Inhabi
tants of the ncareNt farmhouse, a mite
To-da; a hunter pjjsslng near the biat.
was Induced to seek lassi'Mnce. a'ij the
men v-ero rescued. Tlijej' reachea tho city
by hacks to-ntht. i
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Smith !i';iii Aft.-ir
BOER FORCE UNDERESTIMATED.
Uplines Ofiirers nnd yu-n Were
SiKTiikt'iI for Stock Kxrluingp
Speculators Expects to Sub
due Transvaal in a Year.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Birlin. Dec. 1 (Copyrigl.t. ISM, by W. il.
Hearst.) The Ieipxtcger Neneste N.i, hrh !i
tcn published a sensational Interview given
by I,ord Kitchener to Ioto- Knit! N.iubert,
I-rior to Ms departure for South Africa-
"Yon ak me." the Sirdar i" reported to
have said, "what will happen after my ar
rival at the Cape. Well. In the first pla. e.
it will be our task to concentrate the sput
tered forces as much as posslh'. . Abnvn
all. il will be necessary to relive Methnn,
for whom I .-ntertain tlie utmost respect.
Tlis march dose up to Kimtw rley as a.
performance which would have earned uni
versal admiratroti had it only been crotiued
with succesi but te General who fails in
variably is a blunderer in tho ejs tf the
"Almost without ec,.pt:.jn wir lnie.-aN
are capable, exiierienctd officers, and not
they but the wriltis of the Jingo i.reMi ot
tlreat Kittiin. ar- lesponsible for cur do
feats. These jieople, headed by ceitain Min
isters, depicted the war in South Afrii a. as
a military promenade, and they v.e:lnle)i
stoned hra'.e Sir William Butler wh, n he
referrel tu the gravity of the situation,
admonished them to moderate their foolish
shouting. They brought our brave Get" -rals
into confusion and brought to death our
heroic eiHcers and troops, wlu v;re com
pelled to achieve forced successes for tl:
sake of a clique of Stocl; Kxehanse specu
lators. "Troops have been hurl-'d at Afri'a with
out an) but the barest preparation for har
monious eo-uperation and victualing.
"It was supposed we had to deal with
savag- whereas we are confronted ly a
terrible opponent, having a jierfect t. Iiltir
organlr.it ion. supervised by Prusslins. it
Is ridiculous to Imagine that the I ,'.lo of
lMidon could know nothing of t.ie arma
ment of the Tran.sva.il. They simplv inf
lected to read the miorts sent from the
Cai. It is the sum" sp-ctacJe vvhi, !i pre-ccd,-d
tho fall of Khartoum. Th'n. as
now, there was a failure to .ippre ate tho
strength of the enemy, and a "-lf-d.veptl.n
that lasted until Gordon had len 1 died
and the black flag of tho Prophet was float
ing over the ramparts of Khartoum.
"I am confident, however," "Jet it is not
too late to mend matters in South Africa.
'When the cone, n; ration of troops his
Jjen rffeitiil my r.iam t.i'l; trill ronlt.
first, in aeeustoming the men to a reCc
tivc. cautious mi.iinr ard fighting. In this
wav alone will we possibly achieve "Uc
ce.ses against a fis to mobile.
"The Tr.msvjiil must W cruhe I ly en
circling It with un iron band.
"I do not believe the i:pub'.i(-s will b
subdued within a year. This lsj in- view of
the task aw tiling me, and I cannot ex. cute
it in I-s time It Is true that the sltua
tio.i might undergo a change, and pressing
lejiltleal re-sons may, at a lafr period,
render it essential for us to indict a rapid
series of blows for the purpoje. of creating;
:i basis ,of negotiations that had become
necessary. A- to thl, I can form no judg
ment. I am rot a politician, but a s-ol-diei.
I ha.e to !.xccute my orders and, as
a soldi, r. I can only ay it Is possible now
Tor Great Biltai-i to overcome the ltepuh
IIi'S, and, though her progress may lie slow,
and a year may lie necessaty for Its com
pletion. t, at tile end of that time, wo
diouid be in i position to dictate- our own
t, rms of ) ace.
The whole afair m South Africa h s
been bimglfvi. If it had Ikvh propeily le-
g- -l wr mlt,.it have tramiuilizcil South Ar-r:.-a
with hat' ihe present e'iend!tiirn of
t.n mo-icy a. 1 blood Now v.u t.ei.d U- (
f.i men, and u, wiiole year."
Two Important Move
ments Seem to Have
GATACRE TOO WEAK.
Advanced From Dord
recht, but Found
Boers in Force.
V: RG II ERS' CA N NO.W
Shell Dropped in Lady
smith Kills or Wounds
Says Uuller Will Win
s' le t Th- It. plibl. . Xen V..'k 11-tj! t
iJ.,i. TclvsiaHi- lttputl.-ciiun l'.-
Freie Camp, Dec. 51. tCopyright, 1599, by
James Gurdofl Bennett.) An intemled night
i'um'jardment of the ik'er lutes at Colen-o
iniacarried Saturday night.
'i'horr.ycroffs Horse of mounted Infantry
advanced toward the TugeU P.lver. ""'ae
ltoers discovered them, as it was Intended
they s-hould. by turning their tear.Jihght
on the iii-n, and opened a heavy Mauser
tire. T! e Boer iiosi'Jon had b-en uncovered,
j p'an.ied. but car naval guns, vvhlth were
t liavo seized the opportunity to c annn
oii tfe encinv's trench-, did not Hf. It
is -tated that they waited to ear the Boer
nui-ketry. bu: that it was lnauli,k f!v
n.iits away o:i tbia wet and stormy n'ght,
with tlie ni'id blowing from toe wrong ..1
r. . tion.
So. after undergoing mti h discMnf, rt ami
iIour.deriKg about In the mud and water,
- ..- tiowtrt reiuxned to Ciileveley.
. --u.ne fate beftil a recormulter
;. 17 f'-ie s-'.r in the tllr-, tlou of Meanf
HUngwana. The sijuadrons. composed of
v.jjun.eei.', after much difficulty, lorn led
the fiir.-e of Boers, who are row isolated
south of tlie Tugrls, P.lver in the mountain
Trre arc evidences of censorship at this
point in the dispatch, as it is not -rated
what the result of the tnec-tlng was. Thai
digester befell the Biltl'h volunteers, how
ever. Ls apjiarent from the su'-eemllng par
IJyng ; South African IJcht Horse; with
two guns, proceeded to their a--istanc.
but were unable. In tho darkness, to And
their way or to cffei t a junction for at
tack. Men and hones stii:nl4e.l and tell
Into water tioles. They were out all night.
got drenched and returned to camp this
Firing continues at IcdjMiilth and. also,
now at Chleveley.
Uuller. with Hart's and Lyttlefon's bri
gades, is at Frcre.
The Tticeia is still hi'gli
On Friday night 1.7-incli naval guns de
cidedly worried the Boers, ainl tv.o ro'.mds
of lyddite, tired at a o'clock Saturday morn
ing, caused them to tove shelter.
The Boers tolled away, however, all of
S.it'ird.iv. making redoubts and trench.--".
Thev- have greatly stiengthened their
works. Tho place Is now honeycombed
with trenches. Thw Boer gun'2 are splendid
ly protected and screened. Evidently, the
trenches, and works are connected at their
pcitits of exit with dor.gas. along which
the Boers p.s ur.olerveil to thir Ma
Kiaals, doiiu.is an,! trenches have alt re
ceived a certain share of attention from the
sailors' guns, which alor-e have tired since
To-day while ve vvero iiring', the enemy
wero engaged from their works facing Co
lenso, practicing in getting ranges and ap
parently using cannon and Maucrs.
The natives stato that tho enemy have
mounted the ten capture d field guns against
T!t. l!oer tie the heliograph. They
vvati'h and warn their men to take cover
when our big guni are ready to lire.
It ls stated that the Itoer bridge be'.ow
Mount Hlangwana has lieen w.ishej anaj.
learintf some of the Boers Isolated on this
Thirty-one Boer wagcus weie seen yes-
tenlay at the junction of tho Little and
Itig Tugela. river-, and it was this force
against which a force of volunteers was
Mill l;st night
IIOllDlII'.CIt'l' AMI I. m smith.
lAiiduii, Dec. 31. The following .''rilograph
message lws lieen recelveil by v.av of Wee
nan from Ladyaiullh. dated Wcdnisdaj,
"Th Boers are actively tsimhardlng the
town, one t-h.-ll truk the Devonshire
mesi tent, killing Captain Dulzpl and
wounding scen Lieutenant' Dent. Twisa,
TringHam, Cjffyn, Byrne, Scafe and Kane."
A lnt-r dispatch from ladysmith. by waj
o Wcenan. date.1 Fii'hiy. December SJ.
"All v.eil. The P.oers liave been firing
plugged shells containing plum pudding and
the compliments of the season. They aro
still fortifying their positions, and are evi
dently determined to make a firm stat.d."
The ar Office publishes the following
dhpali h, ,lat-d yesterday, from the general
oflicer commanding at Capo Town:
"Methuen's position Is unchange,. French
reports that the Boers, hearing their com
munications would he cut by our cavalry.
have retlted. Hear unodlclaUy frtra Stcrk
strom that another reconnolssance several
miles north of Dordrecht engaged superior
forces and wa.s obliged to retire."
"loiter Montmorency, on December 30,
rnctt superior force using artillery; operated
to rear of Boers. In course of the dny ho
was compelled to withdraw to Dordrecht in
good order, assisted by sixty men sent from
Dordrecht, before which wo aro In jiosi'Ion
- Continued on I'ngo It,
- v i'.jI show
t . ;, i -l ; .. , - i a-e gj-
i , w 4
Two e.t lit', l d'-j jt- i' -1 in ttie s
i 'ah; against ii- ifc.-r- have tailed s
ami one seems to have met itli ?e- rn
rio.is disaster, from which re-, nf.-r. e- s
C m.-i.ts failed to siiecor tle:n. s
V The illsjKii'ii also tr.iliiatr tint
("!'e-etey Is now besieged l.y fie
i Selition bt rife In Cape Colon v. s
s N"inet -Jive per c-nt of the mat pop- s
lUUuii i.f the Vrvbmg ll:ri-- Iij
O joli-ed the Boers s
o tii'Aiiit.ti, w tit m: s
',neral Cataire ma.le a rCeuiinob-
if s inte fri,m Dordtec ht in Cape GIonv 4
t I n emsuBterlng the Itoers In force
vv., rompeuVd to retreat to his pia, e s
$ i: -tarting.
Ttie War OBli'e's advl.es l.rii.g no
f i'i-tails f tiie British losses. s
A hrilngrupb m-s-ai;e from Lal-
i smith nays that a Hoer shell diopi.xl s
s in the oiDeers mes of the Devoi - s
- shires, killing or wounding r-vcn
s ofle . rs. s
if Bennett BurhUh. the dlstiugui-Icd
"C'rrepi.ncU:it. now with General
Bulicr'a army at Frere. Nata! pre- s
diets that Uuller vilt re,le-Hi himself
- in his next engagement, v. huh. be s
s- savs. vrill L- one of the fieri i-f of
? if t Mthuen rr-i'rts fr-tn s
O Modiler 1'iver that ll-tre has be-:i no
i'snife in triM sit'.atlon th-re s
t'"iisrr"iiijn StiUer d New York s
. .,.1 irced ,t notable gutherl'.g at fie
O N, n ork A'ann... of -Mui in be-
hair of tl.e H.,er.. cj.
Strange News From La'dy
sinith General Resump
tion of Hostilities.
SPECIAL BV Vltl.ll
l.i ial"i . il'jii'U;, Jan. 1-Tne new year
oi:ts with a general reurnptimi of ho
tthttes in South Africa. Disquieting rm
t at hand this morning from Mafekti g.
from 1-idv smith and front the; Trgtl.i Hi
er. although It Is tw tarly yet to ar.al.ze
the intrlli-em e from the-e l.jiHt
IYom Pretoria eomes lie nev. of an -sui-cessful
effort h the Mafeklng girtisi'i
under Colonel Baden-Powell, tn ipti.r t e
Beer cannon.whlc-h. If it h td been a- H-v-1 I.
might have nded itie "lege.
The Btltt'h, It Is stated, were . c. .. 11 ,1
to i-.-tlr tt;h a loss of olle-filll. .. tne 1-
j yr-0lV- V, i..tj Bjr f.an. anet po.tli.tl
ad it espi.ire.1 'I .li-i.e.t B,n!en-P.nv-ell
wouU lm- had the h-ue in his ovv.-i
hands, but if. a repotted, h- iias failed. I:-h.i-
inourred a nna lo.s -n.' hi., position
is frroponloiiaT-!y H-ikeii,t ati.l. 1m com, s
more tlun ever dependent upon th- , liar. ?
f relief hi Ciil-jn.-l plumber s column in
Straoge news fr un !,d. smith .its,, eomes
f.'ont Hoer s or. .., -.,, ihe -n t thai ; s
er.il White Is ili t, vying h.s h-avv .ai.n.'K
prior to a final .-..rtle. This neas may or
may nut be n .e. It i given for what it
T-iie Boers apparently are awae of th
struggle lmi'euding. as niaj be judged from
the movements wltts h they have recent!,
mado in BnHtr's neighlorhood at thoTug-la
There was a str r. t-oition upon the left
of the British caaip. mu-Ii of the Tugel.i.
which is now aipr.!itly almn.Ioneil. In an
effort to iapture ibis sfaggllng force of
Boers the- British se.-m to liave ereourtere I
ll.'Il, ullie-.. if nt dl-aiter.
It must be remembered that the Boers ate
adepts at concealing the preel-e posltl-.i
of their Intienehneiif. and a good !ei.t
cf this shifting and changing may purpose'y
be deritiiicd t.. nil-lead Butler and lead io
another dNas-er -uh a? befell the Illgii
landers at Mai,ersti.'itiii. The c:tt!e-al mo
ment has no undoubtedly arrlvd on which
the turther rortunes of the Natal campalg-t
General Gatacre's movement toward t
nest has resulted no! mly In the occupa
tl. n of IXinlreeht ar.d tlie .-eoi-jning of the
Ir.dvve llailw.iv. but in the upi-ortunity cf
Mrihttig tl.e Boer ,..sitlon lit Stormberg.
It is isjssib'.e that the report of heavy flrlrsr
In this dircttiei may Indicate th.it fomu
such movement ha- alreadv commenced
A humorous r.iae of the war is reported
from lolvsijiitli . iiaer -Utc or Friday, in
the statement thu.; tne Boers fired plugged
s-liell". containing I lutn pudding and tho
compliments of the reason Into the besieged
Secretary (.iag'- Designates His
Clik-.if'u National IJaiik.
Chicago, ill., Dec 31 Secretary Gage ha
trade hU Chicago bank, tb- First National,
a Government depository, ac.-ordlng to his
new M'tit-iiie of bestowing farots. Ifcrcto
r.'re the defm-dlori. s have been tho North
western. Fort Dearborn and National Bank
of the itipllbll' .
In naming tl.e bank from which he retired
from the presldem v to take hi present
position, and in which bank he still owns
sic, k. h- has al-o named the Union and
Metropolitan National banks
The new order requires all of the deposits
from the post office and revenue officers
to be hrst turned into th- Northwestern,
and from th-re. It is t.ndr-uid, the funds
will lie distributed among tho other riv-a
banks. Bankers admit that while the hand
ling of tho Government dep.isits ls burden
some, there is good profit to bo rmedc In
handling' them excluaivelv. Under tho new
arrangement, this is to be dona by the
Northwestern uiiii-r an arrJnsement with
the other banks.
One result of the new order wll! ho to
keep ti.e mnnev In circulation In Chicago.
The de-.oslts here range from $.".0i to taX.
9tw a tlav. The sorlhwes'terti has been im
llllxl that from time to tlmo It would re
ceive orders where the lands so fathered
ire to b,' sent, and that for a time a larg-.
"diaro of the, fands would lie ordered placc-l
in the new Government depositories. By
onrtnirg dipo-H to the three new banks.
tl-- old svst-n of current deposits in differ
ent banks will, it Is declared, be greatly
It was claimed iy one bank official yes
terday that assiirame had been received
trom Washington thit the banks becomirg
Government .lepositones would be assured
of full deposits under existing conditions It
the Treasury Department.
PINGREE'S NEW LEAF.
.Midiigan's (Jovenior Jlay Uolt the
letro!t. Dec. at.-Governor Hazcn S. Pin
grco will begin the new year, it is posi
tively stated hore, by bolting the Republic
The report that this 13 his resolve is
widespread, and based oa the fact that
he h.19 opposed tlie party In the State legl-s-latlon
and that ho la openly In favor ui