THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1. 1900.
I In St. Louis. One Cent.
"PTT"1T J Outside St. Louts, Two Ccat:.
X. IXl.JlU 0n Trains. Three Cents.
p. .OSCAR WILDE DEAD IN
t h SMALL PARISIAN HOTEL.
STATIST DEMANDS THE
BOER WAR BE STOPPED.
English Writer Passed Away
England's Leading Financial Journal Pro
poses That Government Begins
Surrounded by a Iew
ABSCESS OF THE BRAIN.
J,ast Days of Once Petted So-
cial Lion Passed in Com
;b special. t,i t.i.i.
r rem--, ..v. v ,..,'...,,, --. -. ...
New York Herald Corri'.in.)-0-car Wilde
died at 2.30 o'clock thl afternoon at a small
holel In the l.-ttln Quarter.
For three davs lie had lain urconxoious
or In delirium from the effects of an abscess
In his far which the doctors could not lo
cate evactlv The inflammation from this
gradually mcuntrd to his brain.
He dieu attended by a few faithful frienJs
who declined to accept the general verdict
of the world against lilm. His end mav
be compared to that of Verlaine, the
Parisian "guttersnipe poet." as he a
called It is intercs'lng to note that "Mr an!
Mr. Pavenlr.' a play with the author-
."hlp of which Wilde was credited. Is now
on the boards In Iondon The majority
roi.sider it erj shocking, jet every one
rushes to sec It In order to satisfy popular
Wilde. It N declared, recched one-fourth
of the profit" of the piece. In which Mrs.
Patrick Campbell has made a successful
Appearance, jrt he died almost In want.
msn n fall or wilde.
Oscar Wilde enjoved In his early life ever
- thing cord-iclve to a brilliant literary career.
He may be said to have Inherited genius.
I HI father was the famous Dublin surgeon.
Sir William Wilde, who not on! possessed
a European reputation in his profesloi, but
a distinguished as an archaeologist and
man of letters. The houe in Merrion Square
was celebrated for the Catherines that took
place there In the hospitable salon of Lady
Wilde, who. under the name of Sperlnza,
cas herself an authorcs.
VjfAe bo was filled with the feror of the
jr-s-C imagination and had eirl heard ev
f it-,''fcct of science, art and politics dls
IjV & his father's dinner table bj the
cj-.,yien of letter-? or public life whom
IrTS.3r supplied cr Europe and America sent
to visit the famil. He was educated pri
vately and traveled much In France and
Germany before he began his, college career.
This was exceptionally distinguished, for
he carried off the chief prizes for classical
scholarship at Trinity College. Dublin, and
t Magdalen College, Oxford.
Ruskln was lecturing on "Florentine Art"
at he tirre. and Oscar Wilde wa one of hi
devoted dlscipU-s, going even so far, in spite
ef a tendency, already confirmed, to Sb
arltlsm. to follow the professor in the task
he set his pupils to make a rfiSd ouMde Ox
'ford. Ruskln left '"ixfon u tOsew Wf-'j
-sf remained to four -ta r g i v.; i-t." J
tlrcle of eclectics in art, music and poetry,
surrounding themselves with Damascus
tiles, blue china and drawings of the Birne
WANTS TO OPERATE
Bill Introduced in City Council at
Request of Imperial Electric
OFFERS CITY COMPENSATION.
Measuie AUo I'tovides for Repair
of Streets Where Conduits Are
to 1. Built Brief House
ii By reuuest ilr tVic-iHn . ...r.i ,. .nr.
i.rioon Introduced In the Clly Council a onl
I to authorize tne Imperial KI-ctrIc Light,
Si Heat and Power Comp.nj to construct, cj--
-- erate ani maintain a heating and hot-water
plant within the clly limits, the franchise
to expire on April 1 is to
The hill would, if lusted, allow the com-
- j -"!" mu juiiM in ana ui-
ficr any ami all streets, allpjs and puollc
;y,w" pnn being" subject to the ap
2provalt Jn adance or work, of the Board
1 Blftt u .
rr u inue sireeia may no lorn up
J? .vltn rnnctt-itttnr. i. nit ,-...... .n,t, i
ja - --. .. u..u, uilu ixtt olacuisi Will uc
'(jetore(i to their former normal condition.
1 ytcoruing to tne Judgment of the Street
It Commsiorer, tho company to remunerate
f 'no city for repairs r..cejsltated by faulty
,.. ' work.
The bill recites that on January 1 and
I . July 1 of each jear the company mill pre
I r J?nt ,nc cu' Comptroller a statement of
ifj ?r0S3 recpIPts for the preceding six
1: -" '-. umu n.-ct:iie in corn-
pfi -Mnsatlon from the compan 1V per cent
V L" iu BroRS recc'Pts in the region boundtd
Avenues, and 1 wr ,.nt f.m ,tiA .ai......
eatsldeof these lines.
. -..aw. unvitu uirfe amenamenis 10
rernser St. Louis Transit Company ordi-
, i"?r: Hodses, staling that propertj -owners
i.- na entered isorou conmintnt mnMi fnr
i. m .j .' " T E- -
- '"-uiwiaerjuon of the House bill allow-
&L&.Z ". "-"Par Ochsmann to build and operate
&2z.jkrr , ' vt- llIU -"ii-c vn ourtiary
IEsEm vaiica a pudiic neanng ror next
tSffi- , . y afternoon at 4 o'clock. Water Com-
-usuiuuer r jaa, replying to Mr. Kratz's res
olution, explained in a communication that
water mains distributed about the
(trcib) win be under ground by the end of
.uecember. Work was delated, he 'wrote, by
tne sink. r.4 . uv.i.. . n AM.i.. .
I??l3i4 The till rnnkln" !r nH.lflnnn1 onnrnnrla.
P tion of
Hon n Kri .t . . S .. .
k. I.er Ratei was sent to engrossment
.. . , fc" was beat to engrossment.
AJ JfpUowlng bills were passed: One glWng
.- ui(irouer tne right to pay taxes on
"r,'1?, A Armory; another relating to a
mui Poorhouse appropriation: others for
S..2, .recoBstructlon3; another pemlttlng the
.iH?w Railroad Company to build a
J"ca track Jnto the Buck Stove and Range
hSrJ"?7 Plant; another appropriating
tt Waterworks extension, and an
other amindlng the original new City Hos
pital ordinance. Chairman Richards an
nounced that his Committee on Legislation
iu consider several bills at 4 p. m. next
The House of Delegates, with Mr. Hart
rnann la the chair, last night broke all rec
ord for s.iort sessions. Ir. Hartmann pro
eetd to call out the regular order of bust
' "n the Houee adjourned without do-
As ho looked when ho visited St I.011I3
Going to ltal. Oscar Wlldr found a nm
inspiration. He went back to Oxford to
write poems full of tho feeling of Kniinn
Catholicism, and was only turned asIJo
from entering the church lt-elf by a tour
The Hellenic Ideal now took the plice
of the Catholic, and a olume of po.try
proclalmed his demotion to the gods and
goddesses of the ancient world
Comes lulu I'-iutt.
I The verses that l.c published never raiI
him out of the arm of minor poets, but
before the public In a role which attracted
attention, both In Enjland and Americi.
He started on lecturing tours as the apos
tle of "Aestlietlclsm." with the avowed
aim of relieving the dull atmo-phere of
ordinary households b the Introduction of
refinement and taste. But In the personal
advocacy of this crcid he was manifestly
a poseur, and his eccentric dress and man
ner affordel ample material for jest and
mill satire as found ixprcs-lon In Filbirt's
The taslo for epigram crew on Ocar
Wilde as the jeara passed on He now
strove to show his powers as a plavw right,
and In "Lady Windemere's Fan" gained
much appreciation for dialogue, sparkling
with wit and cjnlcism. In the piece that
followed, 'A Woman of No Importance."
the straining at producing effect became
As a writer of a new class of plays Oscar
Wilde had. however achieved a distinct
position, when the blow fell which removed
him from the pale of society.
A profound senation was caused In Lon
don when it was known that the Marculs
of Queensbury had tzdeen the extraordinary
means of sending a libelous post-card to
Oscar Wilde's club. No other course was
left to Wilde but to brine an action for
coinages. In the course of that suit the
scathing cross-examination of Mr. Carson
cut away the ground from tho complain
ant's feet. His plea that art was above
morality was ruthlessly set addc.
Uon-nfall Wns Complete.
He lost his case, was prosecuted on a
criminal charge of a vile character, and, be
ing found guilty, he was sentenced to two
j ears' Imprisonment.
Wilde's downfall was complete. His wife
int family deserted him, his plajs were
withdrawn by theatrical managers on both
sides of the ocean, and ha was left with
After his release he went to raris, where
5 csterday he died in miser- almost squalor
surrounded only by a few friends of for
APPEALS FOR AID.
Ketjuibilion by Governor Indicates
Devastation Is Greater Than
Was First Keported.
REMEY SENDS PROVISIONS.
Cruiser eark, With ltcar Ad
miral Kempff, Dispatched From
Manila to Learn Exact Ex
tent of Typhoon's Uavoc.
Washington, Nov. 30 1).a devastation to
the Island of Guam caused by the tjphoon
that sunk tho YoemIte is so great that
the peopie are In danger of starvation. This
Is tho official news sent to the Nav De
partment to-day by Admiral Iiemey from
Manila. He asked authority to fornanl
supplies. That authority was sit en, and
the relief urged la now supposed to be on
Us way to Guam.
Just how Admiral Kttney secured the
detailed information Is unknown to the
department, unless some vessel bound for
Manila touched at Guam. At all events, un
der to-day's date, the Admiral speaks of an
"official report Just received." The Ad
miral's table to the department bail the
Governor reports the danger of starvation
and asl ed for (3,000 pounds of flour, OO.OCrt
biscuits, l.OiXI pounds of sugar, 20,00) pounds
of salt pork and a),0o0 pounds of rice, all
for the relief of the destitute natives.
Inasmuch js the report sa8 nothing
about the los of life, the department is
Inclined to think it may be greater than
reported in the press dispatches. The requi
sition made by the Governor indicates a
general destruction of foodstuffs on the lit
tle island, suitable for Immediate consump-
Admiral Remey reported that he had the
supplies asked for and that the Arethusa
was ready for the voyage. He was In
structed to send tho supplies at once. The
Brutus, a collier, is now en route for Gu.iin
and ha on board ample store for the im
mediate use of the garrison and Govern
ment employes. The cruiser Newark, with
Rear Admiral Kempff. left Manila to-day
for the scene of the disaster Admiral
Kempff will make full invtstlgatlan and re
turn to Manila as speedily as possible with
Secretary Long said thW evening that the
Government would naturally take care of
the destitute Inhabitants of the Inland and
Admiral Remey will be authorized to send
such additional supplies as may be needed.
It is apparent from Admiral Remej's
brief dispatch that the typhoon must have
caused terrible havoc. In case further re
ports are received showing greater damage
than the navy can repair out of tho
available appropriations. Congress will be
asked to make a specific appropriation for
the relief of the destitute Islanders.
Hamilton-Brown Shoe Coa Shipments.
Shipments for November. 1300.. .. 47S.535.S6
Shipments for November, 1839.... 417.Sg.12
Gala 31.003 ?4
Shipments for 1900 up to Dec. lst.J6.0M.61O.98
Khlnments for 1889 up to Dec 1st. 5,875,812.66
Shipments for 1889 up 1
JESSIE MORRISON'S PLEA
IS SIMPLE SELF-DEFENSE.
She Nearly Fainted in Court During Exami
nation of First Witnesses in Her
Trial on Murder Charge.
isHUHflksZ.' LilllllllllMELillllllllllllllHH x MSiWinlVuk' '!! 1 l lA. 1 M
Wichita. Kas. Nov. 30 Testlnionj U now
being heard In tho Morrleon murder trial
at Kldorudo. It will probably last ten da3.
Court opertd at 9 o'clock this morning with
Judge bhinn presiding. There was no delay
In starting to work. The courtroom was
crowded all daj. Many In the audience
Miss JessIc Morrison entered the court
room with her father, brother, two sisters
and attornes. Her stepmother was not
present. Olln Castle arij tared shortly after
ward with several relitlve. Miss Morrison
wore a black silk dres. Her face was pale
und bore lines of care. She was nervous
and excited. Once during the forenoon pro
ceedings, the came near fainting and water
was dashed Into her face to revive her.
Castle stood up during the morning session
and appeared deeply Interested in the pro
ceedings. Judge Shinn ordered the list of witnesses
called. The a are 113 persons to tcstlf.
County A'-torney Brumback opened tho case
for tho prosecution. In his statement to the
court he said, in part:
"We expect to show that Jessie Morrison,
the defendant, did, on June 21 unlawfully,
deliberately and purposely, with a razor,
which Jessie Morrison held In her hand,
strike Mrs. Castle .In her throat, giving
mortal wound, 6Ji Inches long and 2 Inches
Accused Pleads Self.Defense.
A. Kramer, attorney for the defense, said:
"The defense will show that Olln Castie
and Miss Morrison were friendly clerks In
the Racket store. He (Castle) took Miss
Morrison bugsy riding, wrote letters to her
and they were devoted to each other. Tho
evidence w ill thow that Clara Wiley became
very jealous of Jessie Morrison after he
saw those letters written by Jessie Morri
agin aXUwr. jLftec-ftlit bad feecoma iln.
Dutch: "It's about time
Catle. called MI-.3 Morrison into her ho.iso
rr.d, after accusing her of being too Inti
mate with Castle, attacked her with a
"After that Miss Morrison cut Mrs. Castle
In self-defense. What she did was dono
tocau'e she thought It was necessary to
THE MAKING OF
Within a few months the cllv of Buffalo will ak visitors to view her Pan
The fair Is within less than h?lf a jear of completion
Obstacles have been surmourted. difficulties overcome, a tremendoj task
How did Buffalp proceed with the work?
Every St. Louti citizen who believes in his own city and its Wurld's Fair
will be Interested In the answer to this question.
The Sunday Republic of to-morrow will contain two pages of text and pic
ture, the work of a staff correspondent dispatched to that city especially for
, The building of a World's Fair means the employment of scores of Individ
uals possessing special talents, of labor In great quantity, trie expenditure of
much money, a fight against conditions.
Buffalo's problems are similar to those that St. LouU will encounter. The
story will be told entertainingly In to-morrow's Sunday Republic.
a, t ah jii:vurea imii
The pictures will he good.
I was rising."
Fnr Mlssonrl Fair Saturday and
Sunday; variable winds.
For Illinois Fair Saturday and Jan
da; Tarlable winds.
For Arkansns Fair Saturday and
Sunday tarlable -winds.
1. Jessie Morrison's Plea Is Self-Defense.
Engllsh Taper Demands Boer War Be
Wants to Operate Hot-Water Plant.
Guam Appc.ils for Aid.
J. Grave Opened and Coflln Found Kmpty.
4. Race-Track Results.
Nfws From Women's Club.
Klks Will Eulogize Drcajed Brothers.
Cherokee Want New Agreement.
i. Rock Season Dull in Ixmdon.
Notes About Authors and Rooks
5. Fashion Note.
Home-Made Chrlstmjs Gift.
9. Conductors Insurance Association Meets
Congress May Walt on Marconi's Test.
Second Rite Will Filed for Probate.
Receiver for Trust Company Appointed.
Hospital Contribution To-Day.
John W. Campbell to Go to Manila.
Fell Five Stories to Death.
Fair Fund Increased.
10. Measures Before Congress.
War Revenue "Jill Stirs Republican.
Reviews of Trade.
11. Church News and Announcements.
Sunday School Iyson.
1. Republic Want Advertisements.
Record -of Births, Marriage. Death.
13. Republic Want Advertisement
11. Grain and Produce.
15. Financial News.
16. Reunited After Fourteeii "icar.
Angry Women Whip Mormon Elder.
Woman Accmvd of Highway Robbery.
save her own life. The otlur woman was
pressing the fight."
Taktnsr of Testimony tleslns.
The first witness of importance was called
by the State. She was Mis Helle Moberly.
"When I entered the hoi.se I heard
screams. I went into the front room and
heard something crash. I saw Mrs. Castle
llng on the floor. Mis MorIon was kneel
irg over her. As I went into the room I
tcok hold of MHs Morrison's shoulders and
et her back. She looked up at me. Her
fnc and her hair were soaked in blood.
"I said: 'My God, woman, what are you
trjlng to doT
"Miss Morrison said: 'She tried to kill me.'
I found i letter not ery far from Mrs.
Castle's feet. The letter contained two
A WORLD'S FAIR.
Suggests Highest Civil Authority in Cape Town Offer Terms
to De Wet and Botha Admits Britain Is Losing
Prestige Among Nations.
London, Nov. 30 To-mnrrow thP Sntit
will rropo'e that the Gnicrrmint should
begin negotiations with Commandant Gen
eral noth.i and General De Wet to bring
the war to a close.
As the IJoer leaders might misunderstand
the motive of an overture from the m'll
tary authorities It will suggest that the
hlfjiibt civil authority In Cape Town 3hou!d
begin the negotiations. It not Sir Alfred MII
ner. thin the Chief Justice of Cape Colony,
or Mr J. II Hofmiicr.
This grot flmnclal Journal will lead up
to Its proposal by an anal sis of the situa
tion In South Africa, and will sa:
"We are losing In every waj. losing in
prestige and losing in life. We ate seeing
our South African possession plunged Into
greater distress, .ml the opinion Is gaining
ground abroad that ne are incapable of
bringing the struggle to a satisfactory
Mllltar) Incompetence will be alleged, and
the btatlst will avtr that mllltar harshness
should be avoided and the Boers bo concil
iated. "If men like Botha and De Wet volun
tarily surrender and bind themselves not to
act against us In the future." the Statist
will say. "is there any good reason wh a
promise should not Le given not to send
them out of the country? Mr. J. B. Rob
inson suggests that Botha and De Wet
should bo Invited to take seats In the leg
islative council that will bo established.
The suggestion is worthy of appro v at The
Boars should not be excluded, even from
the beginning, from any liberty which can
safely be given them."
nK OF EXGI.1AO His SPOKEN.
Thta warning of the London Statist la of
unusual significance; indeed, it Is perhaps
the most weighty utterance jet quoted
from an English Journal and may have Im
In a sense the Statist is the oice of the
Bank of England and the money king of
Lombard street. It Is the financial organ
of Great Britain, and Is supported by men
ery close to the Ministry. It is apparent
from the paper's declaration that the Brit
ish pocket has been touched; that the
enormous cost of tha war in South Africa
has finally impressed the men who con
trol. If not the political policies of Great
Britain, at least the finances which make
or mar those policies.
To date tho warfare against the strug
gling patriots of the Transvaal and tho
Orango Free State has cost Great Britain
nearly. If not quite, 3,CHX'.00.
Mild complaint was made by the Statist
in a recent Issue that the war. "now that
peace has seemingly been restored." was
costing the country )5,COC.00O a week. This
was followed by a suggestion that if these
extraordinary expenditures hould be con
tinued, the financial resources of Great
Britain would be sorely tried.
Three different Issues of bonds had been
made, and the Statist noticed that the sub
scriptions had gradually fallen off. Only
j csterday the fourth Issue wus placed.
It la tnio that thee bonds were sub
scribed for twice over, but when one recall
that at the outbreak of the war there were
twenty subcrlbrs for each bond Issued by
the Government. It will be seen that Eng
lishmen either have not the old surplus of
patriotism or they are short of cash. Prob
ably the litter theory Is closer to the mark,
for the Statist deals In pounds and shillings
and Its references to the loss, of lives and
of military prestige doubtless were Irtended
to balance the more Important mention of
the cost of the war In money.
The Statlt would scarcely have published
McKINLEY'S PLURALITY OVER
BRYAN PLACED AT 877,600.
Practically Complete Vote by States tor
the Leading Candidates for the
RKI'LIiUC fPfcCJ sl
New York. Nov. 30 While. the official v ote of the recent election has not yet been
officially announced by all the States, it Is probable that McKlnlej's plurality over
Br an will reach ST7.60O. In 1SS6 McKlnley's popular vote was 7,151.(7?. and that of
Br an 6,M,3i3. a plurality for McKinley of 603.5H.
The returns have been officially recorded by all States, excepting" New York, Cali
fornia, Colorado, Michigan. Minnesota. Montana. South Dakota, Texas and Utah, but
It is not likely that the unofficial figures In these commonwealths aa already announced. ,
will be materially changed.
Vote of States for the Two Candidates.
The subjoined table shows the number of otes cast for the two candidates, both '
at the recent election and that In ISM: t
., , McKinley. Brjan. McKinley. Bryan,
Alabama K.59 91 1 tl.737 130,30?
Arkansas , n,70 81.142 37.M2 110.10S
California 177.50U 13JK 1VU70 H8.JIJ
foloradc 92.su 122.46.". 15,271 10.US
Conrectieut 1Q2.57-' 74.104 110.2K 6M4D
Delaware 22.437 1S.KS IS.SM 1J.4M
Florida 7.4 28.007 31.2SS 32.7W
Georgia 33.03.-. 81.700 GO.on M.5SJ
Idaho 27.247 25.417 6 324 23,193
Illinois 597,365 501.975 V17.13J 4,3J
Indiana 336.063 " 3,58t 323.734 10S.SW
J?wa 307.S1S 209.46; 283,233 223.741
Kanas 1S7.SS1 1S2028 139641 171,810
Kentucky 227.132 235.0&3 21M71 37.890 '
Louisiana 12.35s 43.593 22.037 77.175
Maine 4s 671 40316 H0.46S S4.58J
Maryland 13h.ll". 122.23S. 116.953 104.735
Massachusetts 239,493 156,507 278.97 103.711
Michigan 334 0C) 230000 233,582 23,71t
Minnesota 1S8J15 111.403 133.501 li9.62S
Mississippi 5.370 51,311 JJ30 3.859
Missouri 314 093 331313 301340 213,667
Montana 24.730 33 500 10,431 42,537
Nebraska 121.3S3 114.013 102,304 115.880
Nevada , 3 843 6 317 1.938 877
New Hampshire 51798 15.483 57.444 21.6SO
New Jersey 221.707 161.803 221.367 133,675
New York 821.310 676,167 813.838 oil.JSS
North Carolina 1S8.01 li7.752 133.222 174.18S
North Dakota 3S.SS6 20500 25,33; 206S8
Ohio 531318 474 8S2 525.931 477.494
Oregon 4S.S2S 33.385 48,773 46.663
Pennsylvania , 712.53; 424.232 723.300 433.228
Tlhode Island 33.784 19.812 37.437 14.H9
South Carolina 3 521 47.232 9.281 E8.7V8
South Dakota 55.000 33100 41.042 41.223
Tennessee 110817 12323 148.773 16.2
Texas 153.100 20C 167,330 370434
Utah 47.100 41 SCO 11484 64.517 1
Vermont 42.568 12.843 51.127 10.63T t
Virginia 117.151 148.177 115368 1S4.109 r
Washington 57.360 41.757 33.153 51 I6
West Virginia 119706 98667 104.411 915-27 t
Wisconsin 263.2K 139 281 268.135 163 523 '
Wyoming lkSSi 10.154 10.072 10.655
Totals. 7J3S.130 6.360.330 7,104,773 6,5025
McKinley's plurality In 1900, 877.600; in 1836, 603.501. r
The votes cast, for Wooley, Barker and Debs, respectively, candidates Tor President " '
on the Prohibition.. Mlddle-of.the-Road Populist and Social Democratic tickets. Is an ,
interesting one. .p,
Debs received an unexpectedly large support, getting a total of 73.470 votes. No bal
lots were cast-for him In six States. Barker, who looked for at least 100.009 votes, re- v .
tjuyjaVMtt4gft,sia. nflfrojioiuoaucxw?j.totUBt im.iMn -- --,i.
fhe article quoted above unlers prompted 18
Jo t- by powerful influences, and the fact
that such a declaration has lwen promul
gated I fairly concluMve of the existence
in London In powerful financial quarters of
a peace party, which my ultimately sway
the Government and compel the acceptance1
by Lord Salisbury of the good offices of the
United States as arbitrator of the questions
at isue between her Majeit"s Government
and the IJoer farmers of South Africa.
IIIIITISII niKRISI HKI.IUVEn.
Vrj burg. Cape Colony. Nov. SO. The gar
rison of Schwel-'er-Reueke has been re
lieved by a column of troops sent from here.
The beleaguered Boers resisted, but were
KITCHENER I. COJIUND.
London, Nov. 20 Tho War Office an
nounced this evening that Lord Roberts
handed over the command of the British
troops In South Africa to Ixrd Kitchener.
"It Is further assorted that the Queen ap
proves Lord Kitchener's promotion to be
Lieutenant General, with the rank of Gen
eral, while In command In South Africa."
ROBERTS ST1RT.S FOR HOME.
Durban, Natal. Nov. 3) Lord Roberts Is
due to arrive at Pletermarltzburg. Decem-
j bcr I, and should arrive here December 5.
VAI ENGLISH OFFICERS.
SPECIAL Br CABLE.
Vienna. Nov. K Cop right, ISM. by the
New York Herald Company.) A ery sen
sational lecture on the war In South Africa
was delivered to-night before the Military
Scientific Society by one of the most dis
tinguished of Austrian General. Field Mar
He spoke very disparagingly about thi
English troops, but ald the officers were
excellent, filled with the idea of England's
greatness, and daring to a fault.
This very daring caused the troops to bo
led without tactic?! precaution, which ex
plained the great los of officers and th
comparatively email loss of soldiers.
In conclusion. Field Marshal Ratzenhoff
"After the war. what will England do for
the reorganization of her army? The sam
as she did nfter the Crimean war, the In
dian mutlnj and the Afghan campaign
that is to say. nothing. Unimportant re
forms may be made, but universal military
service will not be Introduced."
CEHMtW FRIENDLY TO E.NGLAXD'.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Berlin, Nov. 30. Copjricht. 1900. "by the
New York Herald Company ) I have Just
had a conversation with a representative of
the Foreign Office In regard to Mr. Kru-gt-r's
visit to Berlin. The Foreign Office had
not et come to any conclusion as to wnUk
cr cr not he will be received by the Kaiser
It Is, however, pointed out that Mr. Kro
ger will undoubtedly be regarded as Presi
dent of the Transvaal, as England, so far.
has not stven notice cf the annexation of
As far. however, as mediation is con
cerned, Germany has taken up an unal
terable standpoint: thet this would be
possible only when bcth belligerents re
Average Price of British Loan Ten
ders Is 98:2.
London, Nov. 30 Subscriptions to the new
Issue of 3,000.000 I per cent exchequer
bunds, repayable In 1903, to-day totaled up
f6.K3.500. The tenders ranged from 95 to
100. The average price wa 3S 2.
si JTriSr P.
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