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I PART I.
I, Prioua la
XIXETV SK( '( )X J ) YKA K.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SATUUDAV, FEHKrARV :M. I.RK).
I.oiil. One Oat.
i iv iv 1j jo Tritll,
M. l.nul. Tno Cent.
k3 -JL .
IN PERSIAN GULF.
Tiritdin I 'ispatrlifs '!' Warships
ti luiisiipnf a jIvs
pi ions Mm o.
CZAR SEEKS STRATEGIC BASE.
Shah's, Coittr Snon to i.c I'mler
lJii.vi,i" Com roi Acthity on
Afcliuuluu Hunlcr French
Mux- in Afiiia.
SPF.CIAL RY CABLE.
Bombay. Feb. 22.-s.eopTlsht. -!. by W
It. Hearst) Considerable excitement has
ben lu.ixtl Ijy the i:oft of the arrival of
n Russian cruiser at Bunder Abbas, on the
Persian Gulf. She Is understood to lie a
Jarpe v . -el. but her I .line Is unknown.
Tin British warship Pomone lias S"'ie to
Run li-i Ablss with the jjunlioat Sphinx.
1".. -ains prevails. wing to the repeat
ed -titiimntv regarding Ru '-lan a.'tiiitv
i- lln Arjhar'-ian ftoi.t - A'! Ii'tlh
tillii r- i .ii hail i!ii- leave tali 1 1, .-
pt I i . --is .if in Lite--. I-ast link . ii'.i'
f the utlhers who were pr c'e'lin:r to
1 tii.Wr.i ut.v actual) stopped while em
barking on the mall steanur.
Tlie Times or India, do.ihts the pr.dia
l mi of a Russian advaia e on IKr.ii i.util
t'w Amor dies, but welcom. I...r.l i ti.y
Hamilton's announcement that Rrital.i ad
li' r- - in her pledges In the Am.-t r. Tho
j ipt r. boweier. urges the rec ssitv for a
bar elularation of British jioii-v in the
1 lull II Montis.
This n-it of a Russian narhp la the
e i trance to the Persian Gulf would not be
sigiulioint if tt v. ere n t for the unwonted
a. ilvitj of the Russian araiv .n the il'n e
tion of liirat anil f r the treat just made
b.iwt.n Hu-oia anil Persia
This treat in effect lurnnl nicr to the
loan hink f lVr-ia a bnuu Ii of the Stale
. ii Pe.r-i.i-all the customs r. -eipts of
rer-i i except those from pors on the Per-
-..n Gulf, In rvturu for a Ittj,. l.n
One of tho "Uuiil.ittor.s of this tr ty was
that IVr-la should at once piv off her out
standing debts. The bulk of the latter are
duo to England, and the receipts of the
1'cr-lan Cult ports are moitKagid to her as
s- ourity for tliese old loans
Tliere aro only two Important roirf on
the INrian Oulf l!uhir. near its head,
ajul Ilunder Abbas, hi its entrance
"hen Tiriiia shall hale raid Iter debt to
England s-he mil he in a ine-.tion t-i j-ne
Ilnsgia -ontrol of h-r sulf nort for the
treaty stipulate that she nu) i mtr..it no
ither forclsn delif-
The London Time-, remark' d )T-t wU.
"The consenyu? of 'piriun seems to be
that the condition of the loan p'ae- I'ersla
fiitlrely tit Uusia' mercy in the immedi
The fact that the business lm now
bewi accomplished by Ku-'t la ririle.
n ui:ReMl..l)Ie proor of i.,igiand"s comiIete
Io of iniluence at the Shaha court."
Tho Shah N to visit St. Ietcrsbar5 either
in March or April on his nay to the I'arls
i:peMtlon, and it m.i It- that this vifit
of a lUivIan narshlp I a part of tho ar
ranseraenth prellminaiy t i this trip.
KiiKland is elidently distru"tful. but !
ilelerminwi to lind o.j what I soirs on,
honce the dispatch of u.o u.irships to Ilun
v. tit's iti:riitTi:n vrnniii:.
I.otidon. IVb. 23. The St. retersburtr cor
t.epondent of the Kiily Telegraph as:
Gmral Kuropttkln, Ilus-Ian Minister
for War, tho lb a. Mronsr l!oer symp.'.thizer,
i rn-ponsible for all the retvut in.iments
of Uuian troops In tli- Kuhk district. He
obtained the approial of the Military Coun
i II for a plan to s-iize Herat, and he there
upon submitted it to the Czar. suKestin?
that It would Ije a Rood time, while Enjj
laml"s hands ivcie tied in South Africa, to
ecnto the plan, ninth he said could be
done without a hiUh
"To Ids surprise, the Czar declined to
Kive any countenance to any moiement in
faior of utilizing Gre-.,t Ili-itain's dlffleul
ties. His Majty said.
" 'tt is my intention to maintain the
Mrktc-t neutrality through the war. not
withstanding the dl-play of popular sm
i.itl ies toward the Itoert
"This is tantamount tu a ilctory for the
Kussian Totxign Oliui Count MuravicfC
w.is stroiiRly oppo--i to the FChemc of Gen
eral Kutopatkin. -ihi.-e wt:ln i n-gard--d
as nin-:derab!y .--hakin."
imiiw iitiMii-v rott ccirr,
London, Keii. JS. tCopj right, IW. by V.
il. Hcars,t)-The report that UnKltnd has
ordered scitral Indian regiments to Hsypt
is onlirn-d to-ilaj. Ai, told In previous
'I-ipa.t -nes to The l: public, ligland has
m we.iktned I.tr foio- in Kiript on ac
count of tho South Aft lean war. that she
fears France will take advantage of the
ituat.cn So she is hurrjinp Indian troops
t th VI.
Mil :o !!( v,,ITII Al'ItlCl.
ah i., t.i, tvb. 2J - The Indian recimenta
irdertd to Kjpt im lude a cintincrent of
Sikh caalr. It is belli led that the reui
destination of this Toon i. South Afr.ea.
to ii m t; o-, .mijiiu ( o.
IMr. Fth. S. A I're.ich expedition I be
iafr formeil at South Oran for the ostensible
purpose of occupiuiB IKli. and so make a
M.'ure carai an rute into Mtroceo. It is
bcllcicl here, how our. that this is only
preliminary to a sxneral advance into
AH the IVcnUi troops In Algeria are lelns
re-.imiI. and cuns .nd ammunition aro
Itiins siit from Toulon
AMBITIONOF COLUMBUS, 0.
OHVr It';idiiiirt(.M (o ltii)oiv.it,j
HhIM IlUl' MM.VIll.
Washington. IM. . V .ommtttee cf
promin. nt ii. moirats from 'nltunliu, O.
lias Ncn in Washington s,,KIiik the inthi-m-e
of t'v DeniiH ratio National (Vmniit
tec to make Columbus the national head
quarters during thrt comliiK campaisn It
i firmly liclieied by many nf thu party
leaders that Ohio will be tho Kreat battle
Krcund in this car"s light, and that it will
be, therefore, for the best part.! interest
to have the htad.uijrti rs In that State.
It would lie u departure from all pre
ledints to establish national head.iuarti rs
in a snull citj. lut a still further argu
ment auvatictd in favcr of it is that It will
ren.oie the sttno of opiratlons from tho
bad intliunce of the factional lipht In Illi
nois. Columbus will furnMi rooms In one
of the principal otlice bullJlnps of the citv
If the National Comtn'ttee decides to ac
cept its proposition.
Special Klectiun lo Fill the Va
cancy in the Senate.
KKI'l IIIJO fcl'i:ciAI
l.u!svMc, Ky , Ih. Zl President Carter
of the Senate to-nisht called a. sneei.nl ..!-
tion to bo held March S to chooso a sue- 1
pa j fj S'' & 'KWAGOAHOEK yi
Sf 2 15 'i!lv' - o CARLTON oZOUTRArt ,
;60K0SFia9 . ) , HMGfJtSTAQ $
3: my aam5e -p if
W, f f'' v v
rlMBERiar m$ X T Iff
J "V 'jf
A)llt K()lt!:i;TSV rA.MI'AK.N.
Th. lit in h -uriotiii l.-d i-onj. ii 'i. .uniitv of k . !.' Hind ii I. I k... .I.h - l:ai .1 in the above map whet.- they are
hi iln him ii.. niiiliii. 'i n'i ii 1'itri aid . i tir i d'l. link I'. r i. . ntor- icut"
l'r MUohi i I'nlr VilnnSsM . w lid
I'oliItT in Mint Ii fit h ptirf inn . 'iiiiiIii
fair iiitil nrinrr; lri-U nurl h rstrr
1 iititi. tiriuiiiic; uriiiltl.
I"r UllnoU I'air and ulil rr iiliir-
i!ii. ultl 11 Mini- in .tuitln-rii it ml
.iNit'rit iirti(it: Iiifi itfirlliif rrl
Ytiti!. unIii fair.
Ir . rl mi -:i I"n Ir :itnl itnifli 'ilil
fr "ttiiril:i . tvHIi mIiI v.:m In hi.ii I Ii-
rn mitl fji.trru
imrtlicrl v t Intlo.
jtitrl tiinn; IiIrIi
MuuIim f:ilr a ml
1. Thr. . Gr-at ISatth- llasin; m " iih
Iluvsian Cruier in Persian Gulf
Uequisition-Splittins at City Hall
I. Thrte Days of Gcim Itesistance
Consn "a Will luvestigrate m.h rum's
Kock Church Carnival.
Ci-icajri Lows Tliree Tmt
3. Ser.a'e Takes lp Quay Caj.
I left ns Closi d in Clarjc Inquiry
Anti-Impcria!its Attack MeKinloi
Uaiitist Sanitarium Will Xot lie Sold
St. Louis Aid for Itoers.
Heke Smith for Ilryan.
4. The Iailrr.ids.
Isslr.i; of lbt.',0!d15ioe IeatU 4
8. SiiortinR Xiwu.
Kaee Track Kesulis.
Walcott Won from Choyosbi.
Will AiTect Poolroom ItaWs
U.-publicans Oppom- Puerto RIcan mil.
Aie On Currency ISilL
7. Kiplinc: Scored by Mario Corelli.
chicaKo ltoard of Trado Attached
Civil Service Pi nylons.
Heavy Trade in Cotton.
Sunday ScIkkI Session.
S. She Seeks to Regain Jeivelry in Paim.
Democratic Clubs to Meet in Indianap
olis central Kelt IXailmad
St. Mary's College Dehat".
Carterville Riot Trial.
IV11 to His Death in Old Water Tower.
Condition or State llanks.
1. I'otmaters Adj urn.
Kentucky Si nate Ignores Railroad
New- l-vlaration of Indopendin -Sapho
in a Police Court.
Charse of CounterfeitlnK.
lpsttnaster Took a Ilride.
2. Riiyers Tell Why Tliey Like St. Louis.
Tanner May Quit right on fuHiii!!.
Xo Clew- to Slayer of Harry ICc. bier.
Tnken I'rom the lUver.
Governor Tanner Very IIL
5. Church Xcws and Sunday Servk-es
Younir I'eople's Societini.
I'nllce ThouKht He Was In the Worl;
liouse. f.. River Telecratns.
Transfers nf Ilcalty.
6. Grain and Other Markets.
7. Ilnancial News.
S. Sleeves and Other I'rtalls of Fashion.
Vojrue of Tiny Patcho.
Sunshine and Fresh Air.
Pahion in Handkerchiefs.
His Ideal Woman.
Wealth or Old Trinity
The Family Roast.
Women of the Transvaal.
cessor of S.nator Goeliel. who rslsncd le
fore buns sworn In as Governor.
Tlie Iv. ntf.n I'minlv .r. ..,.tl . r. i.. .
- .. . . ....... '.Av.ua,e . "lilUIUHV
v ill meet at Covtrton to-mo-row nlch: an I
will nomi::.te M. U !.i 11c;. 11. who was f. r
ttvilve jtars in n.itfjr Gctbei's law oi'ice
i. in nave mi opilOMll'jn. .Vltssrs.. Jls;u)
and Arthur tloel-el will nelp ditett th- h-ht
for Mm. lX-Maror Rhin-K-k of Cuvr.stira
had b.tn ur(,til to miki til rite, but I.o
d. il.'td nt to opim.s,. Jla-btsin. As .Mr
llarbeson will stat.d as ."rt 1 n s.utatlve if
the late Governor Got'.l. latk-J bj hi
hrtth. it, lutttr tpisisitiju irom the RtpjL-ii'-an
party isexj , t.-J
JStteis,' t'ajit? Ciloni Fuu-e.-s Hau
l.eeii Tiiiniitd Unt.
Arutidil. Thurs.ia.v, Feb. 2i Kionlnn
Colonil Htndtrson s snuadron of the Innl
kllling, intii two Buns, r connoiurcd west
ward to Mootfontitn Farm, on the diret t
road to Colesbtrs and Hanover. They Kot
tloso to tho Iiotts. In the hills and wtro
bred on. They quickly Rot thiir jjuns in
lstIon and shelled the hills.
Rvt-ituallv- the Uotrs were driven out, re
tiring northward, when they came under
tire of two other- nuns, supported by a
company of Australians, near the Ilrltish
western post on DraBoon Hill. Colonel
Henderson proceeded to Mooirontein Farm,
which he now occupies. The Iiritish patrols
from Hanover also came out that far. Tl-o
liners are not In great fone They have
been pirsisttnt'y followel all day Iong and
have withdrawn :i ctnslderabie distance
Commissioner P. C. Meier's Method of
Buying City Supplies Is in Violation
of the Ordinance.
I'r.ij .- iK (., in- 1 h i j f. h. .i..r am m-'itution or di p irttnrnt of V
tl. . ' thmuKh tl ..tli. . r 11. oh irs" th-ienf, thrtll make a requisition on the
s i . Ti'.i-.-i'.i r .f Sui l.es f,,r .111) irtiol.s for uhiih there shall be no ontrat
.11 : whin 'hi amount t.. 1 pun has.d shall iM-ted the sum of one
V Im:..'i.d doll irs (loj f..r .inv one article, and wlun the delliery of tl.i same O
is not to 1- i.intinuius. the c. mmissionir of Supjlios shall ndnrtke for pro- 4
Iitb. for th" fun.Ihi:iir of fui h articles, and th- award on slid pr po.i!s
shall hi npproie l.i thr Comptroll. r a
Chaptir I. sfotlon Reiisil orjinamo
Thi- i- the law v. hi. h is now 1m inn viola t d b Supply Commissioner i'red c Mfiir.
"I n of Prst. nt I: F W .M:rof the C:t t .mm ii Youiib Mr. M.icr was placed at
th- h.ad of the purcha-in bram h of the it-, coierninent Iat sprtnK i,y Mjjor
ies nhi in
I'unds reaching Into tin liindruls of thousands of dollars. sl aside l.y the Mn-i.icii-jl
Assembly for the pur. base of tt j supplies, Irive been handleil with a reck
lessn.ss whi. h is chara ti ristlo of City Hall n'lth.vls; that fitment of competition
which i plainly provided for by the law- btins vitlati-d bj splittlnp; renutsitlons into
small orders. Hun this precaution has not alvvajs lnen taken by tht Supply Com
missioner. Vouchers on file villi the Citv Auditor show that numrrous article, whiro
the cost exeerded tn have betn purchased without eien a pretense of .-curlii pro
posal in it. ','' gunner.
" IIHtlVJSMIOY spi.ittim;.
As an example, the following .statement of dry itoods onbred from Ma Schulz, 1
formtr South P.roadwsy merchant, for s.vcral of the city Institutions, shows the reo,ul-Fitlon-.plittlns
tntthod in vogue:
Sept. a. f' jatds cotton tlannel
Sept. 0. 712 anl colt' n llanntl
Sept. II TC- .M.rds cotton lUnntl
Sept. II. 97v ards cotton ilannel
Oct. t. fo-i yard ppperell stieetlnt;
Oct. 1 72Tr jurds j (iperoll nheetln...
Ott. 4. i!'J ards iiepperell shectins
1 ilozen eardiran Jaeltets.
0 dozen cardigan jackets.,
Oct. 1. 7i) yards fceerfcucker
Oct. A. tif yurd tEeersueker
Oct. I. Ci33 yards scersocker .
Oct. JS .' yards ticking
Oct. S 31J yards ticking
Oct. ! Si" ard ticl.ins
Oct. i tau'j jards ticking
In .'Mil. Illation of the forceolnir HUreS
t-Is w.re purhaed at the .ante price.
Early in September the Sitiicrlntcndrnt of tho Poorhouse notlflel the Supply Com
mission' r that a winter's supply of blat.keti was model at that institution. The re
sult was that the goods were ordered In detached lots of the same llrm. Max Schulz.
On September 3 seventy pairs f blankets were dellvred by Schulz at a cost of $11V,.S
Four das laKr IS) pairs w.r.- deliveriil at .1 lost of $.l-.7; lloth orders were of
such mugnltudo that the Suppl) Coinmlssiui.er should liavn i n tint Hurt-wis compe
tition. iinin:it i:mpi,i:.
In the purcha;.) of footv(-ar for the Inmatci of tho Poorhouje and the CIl Hos
pital the same rwthd of splittln); rcjuisltlons has prevailed, as follows.
October 3 'St pairs of slippers'
October 3- J iwirs of slippers
October 3 a i.ilrs of slipp-rs
1 ct . Ik r 3 3.1 lalr-i of slippirs ,
Oi tober S- 3" ialis of slipiers
October 3-3) pairs, of slippers
October 3-1) pairs cf slippers
Octob.r 3 6 pairs of btogans
Octobr3 VZ paiis of bresgatiB ...,.....
tictoberS 36 ; airs of hroKaus --,...
Octobers tt pairs of brugans
Octobers Is pah-, of biogans
August -"-"'' pairs of tnn"s sllpiiera -....
August y- W i.ilrs of tn n's slippers
August " ' pairs nf m-n's slippers
August W M pairs of in -n's slippers
Novimber 15 S pairs of lu-avy sli;p.i-s
Novetnlier V--S pairs of liTav slippers
November l-5 pairs of heavy slip! rs
November 15- " pairs of lieav slippers... .
Novemb. r la so pairs of heavy slippen . ....
The forKolng are onlv samples of the practices t the Suppl Commissioner That
there has .ce:i no check to th. " Is a prol lem which the Comptrolli r but weakly evad
d seieral weeks ago, when h said. "Mr. M-i. r Is a nice jouns man."
Ml COMPRTl I ION Olir.IM:n.
Further evidence eif ! deliberate violation of the law by the Supply CommIss:,n
ir is contained in the following statement of goods which have been purchased for the
cit without any att nipt to secure competition through the letting of contracts
October 15 lsO mattresses
Sept.mber P. a six-barrel dough-mixer
iiotol er '.-2ii l-iiilj txtra h.avj black sheeting
Oelob. r 31-111 pair women's shois
October il po pilrs men's lined J.ans coats
October 31-110 pilrs jeans pants ,
I'eefmbtr IS barrels pig pork
July 13-31 cartwheel-
June 17-31 Iron bc.Is. 3 fiet wide
July 7 -Ji'i pilrs meis slipw-r-s
Jul lit 7e vards gauze in K")-vard rolls
Sejitember 37 One t t.i hiavy range
Sopteml'T 2 5.) yards gaczo ,
Julv 7-7 pairs table linen
Sep'tcmlHT 33-7H sinslo blankets
Si. pt.nirr -.- l."' i-mis oiaiiKeis
Septimber SI-3"i pairs blankets
Septtmfctr 2s 1 S white spreads
Septimber s dozen eardiean Jackets
Nov mix r S-10 doz. n white spread
October 3 .s: irus irisn in. z-
SHOULD FORTIFY THE CANAL
l.iilish Taper Sas America OiRiIit
to Do So.
SPCCIAL I!V CAISLK.
Iaindon. leb. 23. (Coiijnulit, lrl. by W.
R. Hearst.) The Spectator, which repre
sents the higrtsl and best Ilrltish opinion,
often rotlectit g olllciil ilews. sajs.
"Ilrltish interests are entirely on tho side
of the fortltieatton of the Nicaraguan
Can-il bv tho Fluted States Anv one who
takes tho trouble to think (he matti r out
will see this at ' e What we wjnt N
complete and absolute neutralization of
"We want our ships to be able to pa3
.. ? 61 l)
.... W ')
... K 7't
ll'ii.11. 1.0 ..! .1 th.11 in e.ncli lnct-.n.. .1...
... $ 1V.JJ Poorhouse
... IS .a Poorhouse
la ") Poorhouse
..... vi) " Poorhou-":
.. ?) ) Poorhouse
( 6W Poorhouso
11. 1) Pivnrhitis
IV 7') Poorhouse
... .. .$1C 14
? 37 . Citv Hospital
37.: City llo-pital
37 S City Ilo-pitnl
27.SJ. Citv Hospital
$25 "I City Hospital
ST.") City Hospital
:".'" City llospltnl
. .. '. iV") Citv Hospital
.M" City Hospital
$ ;" Poorhouse
Insane A) turn
freely through the canal In case of war
with any continental Power We want to.
see our enemies prevented from converting
the can.il and Its entrances Into hostile
ports. There is only one way to svenre ab
solute neutrality of the canal to place it
ill the hands of a Power strong enough to
enforce That neutrality against all comers.
"That America should be the Power Is
the most fortunate for us for barring the
possibilities of civil war, which must exist
in the Anglo-Saxon world, just an they do
elsewhere, we do not Intend to go to war
with America, but. having helped to make
America the guardian of the canal, we are
not such Idiots as to want to tie its guar
dian's hands behind its back. On the con
trary, wo want to see its guardian hold
the; canal so strongly that 1:0 one will be
able to challenge his right."
Kitchener Striking at Cronje,
While Roberts Fights Dc Wet's
ENGAGEMENTS ON NORTH OF THE TUGELA.
London Anxiously Awaiting Results British Lost
14 ( Killed Last Sunday Cronjc's "Wife
BV MILTON V. SNYDr.R.
SPr.CIAL 1IY cahli:.
London. Saturday. F. It ; -(Copyright.
It"", bv the N. w York Herald Coi:isiny.l
Pcrsisti nt rumors wire current In London
throughout iistordav thJt Gmeral Crotijo
had surri ml. red. with 7i") men, but up to
this moniint 2 a. in no otlleiil news of
any such event has 1,. .n reciived by tho
War Olllce. Rut if Cronje is In tho posi
tion des. ribesl urdi r tl. lire of six I.eld
hatti rii st eme Howitzer and a batt ry of
live naval gun" his situation must be des.
pi rate, for he has to stand up to the pro
Jict 1. - of fort) -seven guns, tninv of them
of large ,. tin,, r
Th s total proliablv ho.s greatly Increased
slut- Wedm sd.-.j . as, ven without horse
r.rtllb-rv. Roberts' should have ninety or a
hrndpil puns aiallable New bntterb s ar
riving at the Cape, we may presume, are
being s, nt up to him, though as jet the
horses cannot lie fit for Iwrd work. Fnless
vi ry lowerful re-enforcements arrlio In a
loilj on the oene. Cronjt'.s fate mii't "'
r. g iribd as ( ai.sl
With one aciord. the London newspapers
this morning express s-dmlratlon for the
amazing heroism of Cronje and hi- men.
who. cornered by Roberts's strategy, are
making such a splerdld fight. To tie w.t
of tl'.tn are. th. Ir lost positions, to the e-a.-t
of them the fateful thund.r of French'
ill Id gurs, l.okllng all aid 5a;, vil they
light stubbornly on against the "riii.-ks."
t' elr dead and wounded umbering . very
Isist. store wagons flaming around them.
0x1 11 that mii-t be th'-ir transport deei
rrat.d b artlllerv or mad with fright an"!
thirst, thev thems-lves tiOitlng through a
lulls lire to Justify their o'u e.
From the nth r spheres of w irf -re the
nws to hand is Inconclusive The Itoers
chilm a su.-c.ss Iat Tuee!nv on the Tugel.i
and issirt that tloi droie liai k a bd of
llritlsb, troyjis. trvlng to crass C.13 rver. but
from information of later date r.i4.''jr?,'l
know that the passag.i of the rlv. r was suc
cessfully accomplished. Still. It i- quite un
certain whether Rulli r has .1 large force
before him or onlv a -mall lloer rear guard.
Wednesdaj the Itrltish troeips appear to
have advanre'd vrv slowly and '11 pa
order Tho were greeted with l.taiy shrap- !
in I lire from Grot-b r's Kloof, which, how
ever, did little damige The Impression
prevails at Rulkr's headnuarters that the
Poors are merelj covering the re.ire merit of
their entire force.
The Ilrltish guns at Lndymlth have been
turn. .1 on the Roer positions, to prepare tho
wav f r the advance or the relieving force"!
at Colenfo It Is supposesl that General
White has made a sortie and that l.e has
capture-I some wagons of the retreating
Roi rs In the north of Cai'e Colony tho
Ilrltish advance p ms to have b. gun, the
Itoers giving way both at Arundel and
It i supposed the Cipo Colony Peers are
rushins to the aid of their hard-passed
comrades on the Moddi r. but, from all ac
counts, it will be Iniimssibi,. f0r them to
gtv material aststaneo. for Roberts, with
the all of French's rivalry, seems e iilv
able to both hold Cronje closely Invested
and drive off In detail such re-enforcmens
as appear in th- ncightnirhood of Pairle
b'rg. lleWet, on of the Pier G. nerali III
charge of re-enforceni. nts. t b-graphed Pre
torl en Tuesday tint he eiotei a 1 .g
tight on WtsJni'sday at P. trusberg. (lfte'-n
miles southeast of Koodoo's Rind. Rober's,
must have Iii.imi to ir.,io Itoers in front of
him ut Petrusberg and as the condl'ior.s f
this war have hlth rti led to engi.r-r-ents
prolonged for several das. it s just po.s.tlo
that side bj side with tho battle At J'a irde
berg. In whkh Kitchener is holdiig Crei.jo
In Ills grip. Roberts has been h.ivii.g a sec
ond long tight with IicWet.
The absence ot news from Itull-.r .ilj r ug
gtsts that a battle Is rating on the Tugel.i.
and a leittlc- there, the l.oiidon critics j,it. ,
Is rripilrtii by the slu.atlon.
IlItlTlsll l.nosRs MMin,
Lindon, Fib. 23 The olllclal report gives
ll; men killed at Paardtb.rg Drift Suiula-,
Fi"bnur I, including Mxty-thrcc High
landers and eUlitie-n Canadians.
I IICRS CHON.Ii: 'III 11:1,:).
SPCCIAL RY CA11LC.
laiinlon. Saturday. Feb. 23. (Copj right.
l'. by the New York Hi rat J Company.)
A special cable to the Daily News from
.Modder River sas:
"Cionje's wife, our prisoners s'av, is urg
ing him to surrender and sale tho lives
of his men."
ore of mi:gi: it vi ions.
Kimberlej. Feb. 23-Lird Mclhiiin ar
riveil here Tuesday. He will act as admin
istrator of Kimberlej District, extending
southward to Orange River
loloiiel Kikewl'h will remain in command
of the local forces.
The Issue of sli go sup ee-ases to-daj-.
There aro slxtj'-four Roer prisoners here.
iii'i.i.iiit t.ki ruiiT wvi.ii:.
Colenso, Natal. Wi dnesehij-, p,.b. 21. ill
Chicveby. Feb. 22. The Hritih have
crossed the Tugel.i over a pontoon north
ward or Hlangwana. and now occupy Fort
Wjlle While tho naval brigade was bom
barding Grobler's Kloor. the Roi rs" bis
Creuot rotljlng jtsterd.iy. after the oc
cupation of Colei.so, a small partj- of
Thorncj-croft's Hor.-e crossed the riier. but
were driven back by fire from the trenches.
The Beie-r guns are still shelling the re
lic! Ir.g force from the hills south of Ladj--smith.
but the Impression is spreading that
they ure merely coierlng the retreat of th
eutiro Roer force.
General Buller's casmaltli-s Tuedaj-. Fob
rinry ?), and Wedmdaj-. IVbruarj- 21.
Klll'd Captain Crcnlock and Lieutenants
Kellh-Falc'.ner and I'arry of the Somer
setshire. Light Infantrj-, and nine men.
Wounded Six officers and ninety-seven
Missing- Five men.
Jjrcnzo Marquez, Dflagoa Baj-, Febv.22.-s
BA6ING ii SOUTH AFBICA.
The Transvail Goiernment Is reporttl to
be erlouslv itlarine.1 at the .Kfeat of the
Roers at Klmhirky and the retreat of
their famous General. Cronje The nevvs-
Iiaper: are most r. tictnt. but the St-indanl
and loggers' News claimi that General
I'rrinje's movement Is Unel!i ial. as "it in
creases mobility of the burghers' army, ci
abllng it to conduct more effective oftra
tions on a carefully prepared plan "
Thi re are persistent retorts' that theseit
of the lYee Stato Government is being
moved to Wvnburg. It Is said that C)
burghers have b'en sent from laidvsmuh
la.ndon. IVb. 21 -The Lorenro Matiiuez
e orrespon.lent of the Dally News telegraph
ing Tu"Sdai, pais
"We are in a stale of doubt and anxlety
r-gardlng events in thj Free State. We
liear that the telegraph wires between Gen-
ral Cronje and Rloetnfonteln hale been
seiere.l. and the 1.1 ws from the front is
"Is Is a sjir.ptom of the present trend of
ei.-iits that storekeepers In the Free State
hale wired here stopping the forv.ardirg of
"I I irn that the Trai.svaal Government
ha" five millions in bullion at Pretoria
uud Is coining 3.COI sovereigns a mon'h.
A!)MIK 'IIO FOR t HONJi:.
lamdon. Feb. 21. 1.15 a. m. Mr. Ralfour
nuiiounci d In tho House uf Commons at
half past 12 thi.s morning that no further
news regarding General Cronje had been
risreivcd bv the Government He had s-0t.
to tho War O.'Ilce during the hour, and he
assert, d that nothing had como to hand
General Cronje, therefore. Is presumably
stl'l unb'aten. No olhtr construction is
l laced upon the three dajs' silence of Lord
Yet no one sees how It 1 humanly ikj
lble. Judging from the deseilptlons of his
sttu-itlou We.lnesday morning, ror him to
re-lit se long. Gnat Britain does not
withhold admiration for U.e valor of a
losing tight against such odds.
"Kiigllshmen f'el something like pride In
Cronje, even as a foe," sHys the Daily
N 11 "III a position covering only a
square mile, hemmed in on all sides, cir
cled with a chain of fire from rifle. Maslm
and howitzer, plajed on b deadly 1yd lite,
bursting In its own sickly green light, his
hastily bi. lit trenches mfiiadeil by a
stream of kad sweeting down the river
from the north bank," General Cronje still
elects to light. It Is a masnitloent cour
The Ilrltish cavalry patrols sent by Lord
Methuen north of Klmberley discovered the
l!oe-s concentrating, whether for offense
or def. life Is simply conjecture.
The Roers s,t:n to be retiring Trom Gen
eral Gatacr.'s front at St. rkstroom In onler
to re-enforce the l"rte Staters.
WILKINSON Mils .
London. IVb. 23. Mr. Spenser Wilkinson,
In the Mornlrg Post savs.
"Knm Roer dlsjKitehfS we might infer
that General Di-Wi t has gathered a ronsid-
niblt- force of scatter.il I.rs at Petrus
burg. about fifteen mlls southeast of Koo
door's Rand, with a view or relieving Gen
"It is probable that a battle is also rag-
COMES FROM NATAL.
Chievelev-, Feb 22 The main body of tho
Boers has tied, evldentlj" with tho object of
stemming the advance of I.ord Roberts.
111 i.i.i;its m:iiti:.tT urpoictku.
SPHCIAL BY CABLR.
Ixrcnzo Jlarquez. IVb. 23 (Copyright.
lf bj the New York Herald Companj-.)
lighting rontlnucs arcund petrusberg and
Kimberlej-. The general result Is j-et un
d's?llve The British forces sent across the Tugeli
River to the relief of Ladj'smith have
again retired to Colens.j.
fighting m: tu purrr.ir".
SPKCIAL RY CARL IT.
Indcn, Saturdaj-. Feb 21 (Copyright.
l!cO, bv- the New York Herald Coinpanj-.)
A dlsivitch to the Dailj- Telegraph, dated
Chleielej- Camp, Wedtiesdaj-. sajs:
"The Roeris are now posted on strong.
high ground, midway between the Tugela
and I-adjsmllh. Our guns are busy shell
ing them. It Is onlj- a question of timo
when thej- must give wa
"It It reporttd that Gmeral White made
a sortie from l.adj smith j-esterday nnd
captured a large number or wagens. be
longing to the enemj". Heavy firing is go
ing on In the direction of I-idj smith,
either on the part of White or the enemy."
A later dispatch to the same paper, dated
Iletermarltzburg. Thurs.laj-, sajs.
The Roers are belleied to haie either
adandoneil the Iniestmint of Ladjsmlth or
taken up a isltlon north of tho town. Tho
enemj-'s rear guard opposed to our ad
vance on being drlien from one position
fled to the next kopje and opened lire on
the llclnltj- of Pieter's this morning. Pul
ler's advance being opposed by both big
guns and ritle fire."
IlltnilS lURKINU NVKNTtV.tlf II.
Iindon. IVb. 23. The Daily Chronica; has
the following dispatch from Ladj smith,
dated Saturday, i'cbniaty 17-
"All day men gathcr.on the Convent Hill
and trj' to see General Sutler's shells burst
ing In the distance. The siege has been
inexpressibly tedious for the last rortnight.
"Boer camps have disappeared rrom the
old positions within the last rew-elajs, and
large parties with wagons are ticking west
ward. "It Is assumed that the Free Staters ore
gvUie to xcsist tte advance of Jaord. Rob-
i.r.M-.itii. u tit m:.
1' w s irport'l In London In
ti ght that Cmrje wph 7,im men, had
surrendered, l.at at an early hour
this- morning the report had not beel
Tin- last advices rrcm Paardeburg
relate to the fighting ot Tuesday.
At that time Cronje was surrounded
by iiritish artillery, which was with
in l.tw and 2,(") jards" range. Forty
seven cannon were tlrlrg lj-ddlto
shells Into a space about a. mile
square, whero C'ronje's camp Is situ
ated. Robert rporta that his losses: Sim-elaj-
at l'aardeburg Drift wero 1(4
killed Ho do-'S not enumerate; tha
Dispatches from Pretoria make no
mention of the serious position of
Cronje, sajlng that ills losses haie
been light and that the present moie
inent will be beneficial to the Federal
forces. Dispatches from other Roer
commanders lighting the Urltlsh
alcng the Moddcr say that they are
cutting through the Uritisa Hues at
Tho news from Natal Is Incon
cJuslie. A dispatch from. Lorenzo
Marquez. dated jesterday, says that
Kuller had retired across tho Tugela
again, to Colenso. while a dlspntch
from Chtevelcy. dated last Thurs
day, says that the main Roer forca
has. gone to the Free State to op
pose Roberts A dispatch from
Pletermaritzburg says that Ruller
Is In tho vicinity of PIeter"s, which
Is nearer Ladv'smlth than he has
been at any time since be began his
A lare Russian cruiser haa entered
the Persian Gulf and two British
warships have been dispatched
thither. Tho news is significant, as
it is known that Russia is seek
ing to force Persia to give up a port
on the Persian Gulf.
Ing In Natal. Anj-v.ay there is no need for
alarm. It is quite possible that after tho
light Lord Roberts may be engaged in pur
suing tho Boer, which would take him
awnv- from tho telegraph wire.
"Posslblj- a big light is proceeding. I.or.1
Roberts may be lighting from 19.W) to lo.nx
Ro.rs. This would account ror the long
illttico, as all exiierience has rroved that
the battl.-s occupy some daj-s. Tha Boers
are experts at digging coier, and Cronje,
In his desperation maj- have risked a sortla
in the night."
A 31 t!S OF" FLA3IES.
Ijndon, Feb. 23. A correspondent of the
Dailj- News, telegraphing from Modder
River Thursday morning, says:
ss X ie"i "Koodoo's;. Rand this morning, a
"Va-fj she' and riae fire W33 la irogress.
I-ast r ht taa Boer laager was a mass of
flames and the Boers were seen making
shelter Into the trenches.
"Too much stress cannot be laid upon tho
importance of sending cargoes of horses fcr
remounts. The necessitj- of rapid move
ment, which was grasped bv- Lord Roberts,
has alteretl the whole campaign."
The Daily News asserts that the fore
going dispatch refers to Wedncsdaj- morn
ing. More likelj, however, it refers tv.
The Dally Chronicle has tho following
dispatch from Kimberlej-, dated Febru
"Cavalry patrols that went north to cap
ture the Boer lW-pounder report that th
weapon has been taken bejond Rlierton
Station, drawn by thirty-two oxen. Th
Iiritish cavalry say that they saw- Boer
parties, but they did not go beyond River
tori, for fear of being cut off. The- learned,
however, that the Transvaalers were beins
concentrated on the border to the north.
"A party of Boers fired into the Brltisli
"Fifty thousand pounds of ammunltioa
was captured at Magersfonteln.
"Cecil Rhodes wilt leave Tor Knglanl
". K. Chapman, with thirty men. held
out ror weeks against the Roers at Otto
Kopje Mine, until relieved rrom Klmber
ley." erts. Wo estimate that ab-ut . have
"Near tho root ot Bulwana the Boe.s
have been constructing a work near th
riier, possibly a elam. We can see a flgura
like an old lady In a red petticoat dlrecllne
BRITAIN'S NAVAL BUDGET.
i-Miniates; Call for l27.,"j"22,ij()0 the
Next Fiscal Year.
laindon. IVb. 23. The naval estimates ror
K-1U total f27.522.fti0, an Increase or 93.
I'i). proilding ror an increase tr 220 officers
and t,"20 men for new ships. It Is proposed
to build two new battleships, six nrst-cla's
cruisers, a second-class cruiser, two twin
screw sloops, two gunboats and two torped-i
lioats of the 1W destroj-ers, the turbincr
Viper's preliminary trial reached thirtj--five
knots. Kxhaustlve experiments will be mad
wilh r-r, as great Importance attaches to
her novel sjstem of propulsion.
The Marconi system of wireless teleg-raphj-
was tried in the naval maneuvers,
and proved icry successful. As long an
only one ship was signaling signals wen
successful for slxtj- miles. Negotiations;
arc in progress between tho G01 eminent
and Mr. Marconi, but the terms ore not de
cided. The arrangements In connection with tho
coaling of tho fleet haie received special
consideration, and steps will be taken to
increase the reserie stocks at certain coal
ing stations, experiments are In progress
with the object of selecting a patent fuel
suitable as a reserve for the more distant
stations. Efforts win also be made to se
cure local coat at tho colonial stations when
it Is shown that it is suitable jn quality
The rate of supply of propelling machin
ery ard armor, it is explained, is tho solo
cause of delaj- In the work projected last
ear. and though the plate-makers havo
doubled their caacitj-. they are still un
able to keep up with orders. Negotiations,
it Is added, are in progress for the forma
tion of a naial reserve In Canada, for six
months' training for warships. There will
te- under construction In 1300 seventeen bat
tleships, twenty armored cruisers, a first
class protected cruiser, two second-class
protected cruie-rs. a third-class cruiser,
eight sloops, two gunlHiats. four torpedo
boats and twentj--one torpedo-boat destroyers.