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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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XIXETY THIRD YEAK.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SUNDAY. DECEMBER. 2. VM).
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MORE THAN $8,000
KRUGER TO FIGHT IF
POWERS REFUSE AID.
FOR THE HOSPITALS.
Contributions to the Saturday and Sunda- Fund Greatly Ex
ceed Last Year's Security Building Again Leads, With
Wainwright and Rialto Second and Third, Re
spective! v Collections in Churches To-Da'.
toti. iv tiik
Location of 'lex.
Hank of Commeicc building.
Coalmen ial building
Exposition hnililirig (opera)...
-Jlolland building ,
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Iiclede building ,
Li-clede Hotel ,
Lincoln Trust building
Mi-rmod & Jaccard building..
Odd Fellows" building
Olympic Theater ,
St. Nicholas Hotel
Vnion Trut building
Columbian Club collections estimated.
Contributions to the Hospital Saturday
nd Sunday fund yesterday amounted to
J8.C57.73. This represents a total gain over
the collections In 1S39 of J1.02.;c. the
amount collected In that year being 50,
4GE.20. The Security building, which was the vic
tor In 1S99, lead the list this year with sub
scriptions amounting to $753.22. The ladies
In charge here were: Mrs. L. G. McNair,
Mrs. W. Victor Jones, Mrs. Louts J. Taus
sig, Miss Ethel Richards. Miss Irwin Hay
ward. Miss Alice Morton, Miss Prewltt. Miss
Grace Dodd. Mrs. N. C. Chapman and Mrs.
Walter Gordon. Miss Marian Lindsay. Miss
Isabel Brownlce and Miss Barbara Black
Burn. The Wnlnn right bulldinfr was second with
collections amojntlng to SS7S.5S. The ladles
who solicited here were: Mrs. August Geh
ner. Mrs. Louis Brlnckwlrth. Mrs. G. ".
Garrels. Mrs. J. II. Sleckman. Mls Pauline
KGchncr, Miy Kdna Lammert, Miss I.IIy
lammen. jmiss Julia a. uiecnman ana r.ir.-.
F, W. Mott.
The Rialto building was third with C18.(J9.
Iere the Klnrs lox was attended by lire.
James L. Blair, Mrs. Ashley Cabell and the
Misses Churchill. Jones. Fannie McEIroy.
Loie Brown. Judith Brown. Emily Lycett,
Mrs. Festus J. Wade. Mrs. I". A. Draw,
Mrs. Graham Frost. Mrs. J. H. Farish, Mrs.
J. B. C. Lucas. Mrs. R. B. Dula. Mrs. Paul
Dillon. Mrs. 'William J. Kinsella and the
Misses Rcna Dula. Besl Drew. Laura
Garesche, Franclne Lucas and Eugenia
Lat year the Columbian Club returned
f 108.21. The collections this jear exceeded
thpse of last year at noon by J26. It was
Impossible to pet the returns In time to
place them In the tabulated" report and an
estimate of COO was made. The collections
In the Columbian Club 111 continue to-day.
The total number of subscribers for the
5ay. exclusive of the Columbian Club, was
1S.656. Of these, 2.133 contributed at Union
Station and S94 at the Commercial bulldlns.
MOIfEY TAKE. TO
BANK IX PATltOI. WAG Of.
Several hours were taken up last nlaht
with the counting of the money In the dif
ferent boxes. This took place-at ttc Busi
ness Men's League headquarters In the 3ier-
cantllo Club. Boxes began to arrive at 3
o'clock in the evening and coitlnued to pour
In until 11 o'clock. The Counting Cammlt
tee commenced work at the arrival of the
first box. and the count was not completed
At that time the nntml wnpnn frrtm Hi.
Chestnut Street Tollce Station was In front '
of the club and the money was taken to
the American Exchange Bank, on Broad
way between Pine and Olive streets. In that
vehicle, protected by a strong guard of po
licemen. The money was placed In can
vas bags, which were carried out of the
counting office and placed In the caged wag
en by a. detail of bluecoats.
The collection will continue In all the
churches throughout St. Louis to-day. Be
sides the b'g glass 1-oxea returned yester
day there are tllll sixty-two small boxes
distributed about the city. These will cot
be opened before the end of this weak.
Two hundred and twenty trades commit
tees working In the interest of the associa
tion will report In the course of the week.
Last year the ladles working on Satur
day collected 40 per cent of the entire
amount taken In by the association, wblcn
In round numbers was $15,010. The commit
tee, figuring conservatively on the gains
made lu the Saturday collections yesterday,
estimate the collections for this year at
FAIR WOMUJt WOItKKI)
UABU FOR THE SICK I'VOO.
The ladies of the Hospital Saturday and
Sunday Association took charge of the
downtown district of St. Louis yesterday.
For one brief day the commcnplace lobbies
of the office buildings and hotels of the
city were rendered attractive by the pres
ence of society girls ana matrons, who lelt
the luxuriant surroundings of palatial
hemes to work In the Interest of the sick
Promptly at 10 o'clock the soliciting quar
ters In each building was opened, and the
ladles In charge were at their posts. Every
man who entered was met by a fair so
licitor, and was not allowed to pass with
out contributing to the fund. So cleverly
were these solicitations made that the con
tributor generally thought that a fai-or was
being done him. until he got avny fiom
the group of ladles and took time to realize
that he had been separated from his'money.
Treasurer of Laclede Car Company
Is Stricken With Apoplexy and
Expires Within Two Hours.
Thomas Colfer. treasurer of the Laclede
Car Company, and well known in business
circles, died suddenly at his home. No. 2333
Westminster place, at 6 o'clock last even
ing. Mr. Colfer apparently was in the best
of health when he came home from the
company's offices early In the afternoon.
He made an 'appointment with Mrs. Colfer
to attend theater in the evening and had
already purchased the tickets. After din
ner he went out for a walk and returned
about fi o'clock. He had scarcely entered
the house when be was stricken with apo
plexy and sank to the floor.
Mrs. Colfer came to his aid at once and
messengers were dispatched for physicians.
Despite all their efforts Mr. Colfer expired
two hours after be was stricken.
No. of Con
.. j t;.-.i
.. No Ixix
.. No box
Box icmains open to-day.
Like unto the Pharisee of old the chari
table walked about with badges" of their
Fencro'ity displayed prominently upon. their
raiment, and no one was considered really in
It unless he could show one or more of this
emblems of ger. rolty. As In former years
the spirit of friendly competition existed be
tween the ladles at the various buildings.
E.ich group was anxloap to head the ll?t nnd
so left no stone unturned to fill up their col
A notable feature of the collections was
that nil contributors were welcomed with
equal cordiality. The messenrer lov who
disgorged his 10-ccnt piece was given n"
he.irty nnd plea.Tant a reception as the'
ba".!:cr who gave his check for a large
amount. In the afternoon veritable recep
tions were held about the various collection
places. Husbands, bi others, fathers ami
friends of the solicitors dropped In to discus
the day's Incidents, and as a general rule
they left with several more badges In their
possession as tokens of their Interest.
For the ladles of the association the day
was one of Incidents. Hardly one of the
workers Is without one or more amusing
stories to relate of her day's experiences.
Many of them ran across 'stingy" old gen
tlemen, who had comical excuses to give
for not producing their money. Others tell
of out-of-town fdk whom they canvassed,
who knew nothing of the whole thing and
appeared suspicious of the undertaking.
The decorations and furnishing of tho
group quarters in the different buildings
were more elaborate jestcrday than In any
previous ytar. The manaeers at the va
rious buildings who had these details In
charge appeared to try to outdo each oth-
In providing j.t tractive stands. In sev
eral of the buildings refreshments were
served to the ladles and one or more liv
eried servants w replaced at their disposal.
FOll THE YELLOW TAGS.
The demand for supplies of every kind
was without precedent, and completely over
whelmed the office force. Twenty thousand
of the round tag.s, marked with the Geneva
cross, were used, as compared with 10,000
last year. It was thought that when these
were ordered there would be a great many
left over. Instead of thi". the tags were ex
hausted early In the afternoon, and the ap
peals for additional supplies which poured
In could not be met.
One thousand ladles' silk badges were
handled, as compared with 609 In 1SD9. Many
of these badges, which were worn by the
ladles at the collection places, were auc
tioned off and brought from K to $10 each.
A. D. Brown, In addition to helping in
several of the office buildings, took up tho
annual collection from the wholeMile shoe
houses. He started In to beat last year's
total, which was JD03, and by noon turned
in J400. an increase of 30 per cent over last
year. Very few of the Trades committees
report on Hospital Saturday, but several
chairmen yesterday gave Indications of re
sults and all appeared to be largely in ex
cess of last year's totals in tho same lin;s.
The following ladles served In buildings
without havfcg accepted early enough to
enable their names to be Included in the
At the Union Station Mrs. George II.
Steinberg, Mrs. C. M. Warner, Mrs. E. A.
Chenery, Mrs. George H. Hanauer, Mrs. E.
Close. Miss M. R. Wheeler, the Mlssej
Natalie Gelsel, Ella Icourke and Ida
At the Security building In the afternoon
assisting Mrs. N. C Chapman were Mrs.
Walter Gordon, Miss Marian Lindsay, Mis
Isabcllo Brownlee and Miss Barbara Black
man. An emergency having arisen at the La
clede Hotel owing to the ladles originally
assigned not being able to take charge,
Mrs. James Patterson, who had already
been assigned from 1 to E kindly consented
to remain from 1 to ft. She was assisted
Mrs. H. Hervey, Mrs. W. Kershaw, MI33
Sadie Kershaw, Miss Marian Fry and Mrs.
VISITORS AT UXIOX
STATION WERE CAUTIOIS.
At the stand at Union Station the young
women engaged in soliciting met with a
number of amusing experiences. Provin
cials who arrived on trains throughout the
day were amazed when approached by pret
ty girls and atked for a contribution for
tho hospitals. They knew nothing of tho
St. Louis custom and at once concluded
that the girls who were trIng to coax
the wealth from their wallets were endeav
oring to work the "gold brick" scheme, of
which they had read, and that they should
be avoided nbove all things.
WHILE AT SUPPER.
Benjamin Wertheimer, Former
Merchant of Cincinnati, Suc
cumbs to Apoplexy.
Benjamin Wertheimer. 12 years old, who
was brought to the City Hospital at 1:13
o'clock Friday morning unconscious and
suffering from a stroke of apoplexy, died
at that institution last night at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Wertheimer was stricken while eating
supper Thursday evening with the family
of. James R. Jacobs of Not 4019A Shenan
doah avenue, with whom he made his
home. Wertheimer was formerly a resident
of Cincinnati and at one time was' prom
inent in commercial circles In that city.
Simon Steiner, a Ucket agent. living at
No. 4013 West Pine boulevard, is a brother.
In-law of the dead man. He said last night
that Mr. Wertheimer's death was a great
blow to his relative He refused to give
any of the details of the affair.
John Bull: "I don't mind the soldiers but I
SHORT SESSION OF CONGRESS
MEETS AT NOON TO-MORROW.
Both Houses Will Adjourn Out of Respect for Deceased Mem
bers President's Message Ready for Submission
Tuesday New Faces Plentiful.
Washington, Dec 1. The second sessioii
of the Fifty-sixth Congress will be called
to order at noon Monday by President Pro
Tem. Frye In tho Senate and Speaker Hen
derson In the House. This is the short ses
sion of Congress, so-called because It ex
pires by law on March 4.
Already a majority of the members are
In the city, prepared for work, and there
will bo a large attendance of both hrnnclies
on Monday. It will bo a busy session, tor
the President Is anxious that Congress shall
pass all needed legislation before March 4.
He does rot Intend to call an extra session.
There will be seven new members to take
the oath of office In the House on Monday
who have been elected to fill vacancies
caused by death or resignation. Five of
the new members are Republicans and two
are Democrat.-, the Republicans gaining a
member In the FIrat Maryland District.
General Joeph Wheeler will be super
reded by William Richardson of Hunts
vine, Ala., while Colonel A. D. Shaw, for
mer ccmmander-ln-chlef of the G. A. it.,
will be sworn In to fill out the unexpired
term o! Representative Chlckerlng. Colonel
Shaw is also elected to the next Congress.
Allen McDcrmott of Jersey City will be
sworn In in place of the late Representa
Xerr Fares In the Senate.
In tie Senate there will be several new
faces, notably Jonathan I. Dolllver, who
comes over from tho House, having been
appointed by the Governor of Iowa to suc
ceed the late Senator Gear, who died since
Congress adjourned. It Is probable that
Governor Llnd will appoint a successor to
the Inte Senator Davis to servo until the
Mlnne:ota Legislature meets, but It is hard
ly llke.y that this appointee will bo present
to bo Mvorn In Monday.
The Montain case, where William A.
Clark, after resigning, was reappointed by
the Lieutenant Governor, and Martin Mc
Glnnlsi has also secured on appointment
frcm the Governor, Is not likely to come be
foro the Senate for action, because the
Montana Legislature meets in January,
when Mr. Clark will get his election with
Tho I'rcsldenfa message will not be ent
STARTS FOR WASHINGTON.
He Will Attend Opening of Congress as a Spectator Gossip
as to His Appointments Some of Those
Who Are Mentioned.
Governor-elect A. M. Dockery started for
Washington last night to attend the opening
of Congress to-morrow as a spectator.
" Mr. Dockery Intended to depart Friday
night, but. owing to the death of Joseph P.
Hcrrington, who was a strong personal
friend, his departure was delayed.
Governor-elect Dockery spent a busy day
yesterday. He wa3 visited by many of the
local politicians, and ho met all ot them
without reservation. He listened patiently
to the claims made for the candidates for
the various State offices, but made no
promises. The Governor has said that he
will not make his appointments known un
til after he is inaugurated.
It is generally conceded that G. Y. Cren
shaw, who has long been a warm personal
friend of the Governor elect, will be made
Warden of the penitentiary. It is also be- '
llcvcd that Chairman J. M. Selbert of thj
Stato Committee will get something good,
probably the office of Excise Commission
er for the city of St. Louis, or Coal Oil
Inspector. Captain Pat Carmody of St,
Louis is an applicant for the Excise Com
mlstlonershlp, as Is Tom Cannon of the
Manufacturers' Association. Mr. Higglns
may also shy his castor Into the ring to
mccccd himself in that position.
There is no little speculation over the Po
lice Commlsslonershlps. Governor Dock
ery's intentions as to his St. Louis appoint
ments keeps the political wiseacres guess
ing. So far the only names mentioned are
those of Doctor J. H. Simon and T. J.
Halllhan. who Is a member of the Demo
cratic City Central Committee. What, If
any, changes will be made In the present
to Congress until Tuesday.llAIter organiz
ing Monday the deaths of tjenators Gear
and Davis will be announced, In the Senate,
and those of Representatives Daly and Hof
feckcr In the House, and. as a mark of re
spect, both branches will adjourn.
The last election and the deaths of Sen
ntors within the last few months have
played havoc with the complexion of a
number of the leading Senate committees.
A general reorganization will be necessary
arter March 4.
In the Senate the party caucuses make
the committee assignments and not the pre
siding officer as In the House. In the latter
branch of Congress the Speaker appoints
tho committees, but In the Senate prec
edence and tho will of tho caucus de
termine the make-up of the committees'.
Twenty New Senator.
Fully twenty new Senators will take their
sents for the first time when tho extra
session of the Senate Is called together on
March 4. and these will have to be pro
vided with committee places'.
According to the rulo. tho ranking mem
ber of a committee moves up to the chair
manship, where a vacancy exists, but as
several Senators now in line for chairman
ships would, by this rule, become eligible
to serve at the head of more than ono cum
mlttce, a general rearrangement will be
come necessary, ajifl these fortunate Sen
ators will be allowed to take their choices
The Foreign Relations loses two members
on the Republican tide Senators Davis and
Wolcqtt while another. Senator Cullom,
has a fight for re-election. Of tho thirty
Senators, whose terms expire on March 3,
next, at least one-half will be succeeded by
new men, end added to this number will
be Senators from Pennsylvania, Delaware
and Utah to fill vacancies now existing.
New Senators from Nebraska, Iowa, Minne
sota will also be elected to fill vacancies
caused by the death of Senators Hayward,
Gear and Davis.
Ontloolc tn the House.
While the Senate will have considerable
trouble in making up its new committees,
the Speaker of the House when he looks
over his list of the new Congress, will also
find many new men.
board is a matter of speculation. Strong
Influence Is being brought to bear upon the
Governor to retain at least two members of
tho board, but he has not given an Intima
tion of what he will do. It Is said that Mr.
Hawes. the president of the board, will be
retained, but whether In the capacity of
president is unknown.
For Labor Commissioner IL W. Stelnblss
of St, Louis, secretary of the liullding
Trades Council, is an active candidate, and
he has already obtained many Indorsements.
A. A. Anderson. Factory Inspector for St.
Louis, is also mentioned. For Building nnd
Loan Supervisor Ed T. Orear, the present
Incumbent, may conclude to enter the race.
M. V. Carroll of Bates County, who Is
chief clerk In the Labor Commissioner's
office at Jefferson City, is an active candi
date for the place.
For Adjutant General Harvey C. Clark,
now Brigadier General, is mentioned for tho
place as Is Colcnel Milton Moore, formerly
Brigadier General, whose home is at Kan
sas City. Captain Emmett Newton of
Springfield is said to have aspirations to be
at the head of the National Guard in Mis
souri. He Is a member of the State Com
mittee. Governor Dockery announced, or Is cred
ited with announcing, shortly after his elec
tion that he would be governed In his ap
pointments by location, giving preference
to Democrats in which the office is located.
This seems well understood by the majority
Governor Dockery has not yet given any
Intimation as to whom he will select for hia
private secretary, but it Is believed that he
will name a man from his home town Gal
hate to pay the money."
For Missouri Generally fair Snmday
and Momlay; -variable winds.
For Illinois Fair Sunday and prob
ably Miindny; fresh south to west
For Arkansns Generally fair San
day nnd Monday; light, variable
1. Kruger to Fight If Powers Refuse Aid.
Congress Meets To-Morrow.
World's l'cace Depends on American
:. Duko and Duchess of Manchester Ar
rive. Death Notices.
C. Kerens Besieged by Hungry Crowd.
Reason Fled and Returned Too Late.
It. G. Dun Left I.arge Estate.
7. Victoria Wept Over Her Veterans.
China May RIso Against Powers.
Flood Sufferers In Need ot Peed.
Pantheon at Rome Is Inundated.
8. They Eloped to Clayton.
She Denounced Jessie Morrison.
Will Invito Kruger to St. Louis.
3. Christmas Gift for the President.
Shot Her Husband.
Crushed to Death by Falling WnlL
10. Young Couplo Besieged In Home.
Boers May Settle in Arkansas.
Justice Capture Man Who Hit Him.
11. Lleutcnnnt Hobson Has Typhoid Fever.
13. Football Games.
New Country Club Organized.
13. Race-Track Results.
II. Light Cavalry for World's Fair.
Twenty-Elg'it Dead in One Guam Town.
Had to Placate Brlde'3 Mother. -Cams
from Old Mexico to Marry.
IS. News by Cable from the Old World.
18. Hcrrington to Be Burled To-Day.
Richer Fields Than Klondike,
3. Kings' Cabinetmaker in Want.
3. Beautiful Wife of Argentine's Minister.
Went Home to Be Shot.
4. McGraw Not Yet Free.
Simpson's Record Hard to Beat.
Fast Yearling TrlJls.
. Crack Dogs Developed.
Brisk Demand for Roadsters.
McGovcrn Ready to Meet Jordan.
Review of Gridiron Season.
Governor Dockery's Mall.
Senators Who Will Soon Retire.
Curisus Features of Coming Iteinausu-
Mme. Wu's Idea.
7. The Larger White Houe.
To Help Aged Germans.
8. Another Round-Up of World's Fair
Missouri Fraternal Congress.
In the Lodgerooms.
1. Democrats Decide on Army Bill.
Opening of New Bethesda Home.
England Achast at Boer Success.
Notablo St. Louis Woman Dead.
I. Events in Society.
3. Out-of-Town Society.
4. Week's Record in Real Estate.
C. Stccks Were Irregular.
December Wheat Higher.
Another Bear Week.
(Pages 6 to 10. Republic Want and Real
11. America's Most Beautiful Women.
Way Clear for Canal Legislation.
Russian Minister Failed to Obey.
Volcano Causes Many Death.
12. Theatrical News and Comment
Divine Sarah at Home.
Said to Be About to Address
Circular Note to A!!
s- i r
If Efforts Fail H2 W.H Return
and Join ihs Bner
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Berlin, iter. 1. ("pricht. V. by ;i
Nw York Herald Comp.nn.v )'-T:ie Kran
klsche Hurler ajs that It le.irns from
Transvaal circle that before Cnrl-troas a
circular note will be sent to all cabinets
of Europe and to the United States and
Japan with the request that they put a
stop to further shedding of blood In South
"Should tMs note have no effect," snys
tho Kurler. "a number of secret document
will be brought out frcm the state archive
of the South African Republics. These will
be printed and published.
"By these documents not only will Cecil
Rhodes. Doctor Jameson and Mr. Cham
berlain be exposed, but also the Duke of
Fife, the Prince of Wales nnd other mem
bers of the royal family. Forged dis
patches of Sir Alfred Mllner will head the
"Should this last appeal to the peopl of
Eurppe anel America for enforcing peico
meet with no echo. Kruger. Fischer, Wol
marans and Wessels are re-solved to return
to their fatherland and seek death with
arms In their hands."
Tho semiofficial pres still Insists that Mr.
Knjger's visit to Berlin Is not jet a cer
tainty. It 1 evident that the Government
is making efforts privately to Induce Mr.
Kruger to abnndon his visit as being- polit
ically hopeless. The Kaiser's stay In Letz
Hng Forest Is evidently being prolonged In
order to avoid meeting the Boer President.
On the other hand.the Berliner Tageblatt
asserts that there Is no doubt that Count
von Buelow will receive Kruger.
The National Zeltung accuses the French
Government of havini to a certain extent
pushed Kruger Into Germany, as It feared
that his visit to the Riviera, where so many
English go. might have led to unpleasant
ness for France. Similar statements are
alio made In the Foreign Office.
BIDS FAREWELL TO PA 111 S.
Paris. Dec. L Mr. Kruger left the Hotel
Scribe at 1:01 p. m. to-day In a closed car
riage, surrounded by a squadron of mount
ed municipal guards. The sieclal train,
with Mr. Kruger on board, started for Co
logne at 1:40 p. m.
Mr. Kruger spent the morning In confer
ences with members of his party, receiving
only three or four persons outside his fol
lowers. --" -
In tho courtyard of the hotel were two
covered landaus. There Mr. Kruger entered
the carriage, which took him to the station.
The crowd outside had hoped to secure a
f.nal view of Mr. Kruger, but they were
disappointed. The first intimation that he
was about to leave was the sight of the car
riage driving out of the hotel at a quick
The crowds along the streets and the peo
ple who filled the windows cheered warmly
as tho cortege passed, many ladles throw
ing Mowers toward Mr. Kruger's carriage,
while the men cheered and waved their
At the railroad station there were a few
hurried farewells, and at 1:40 p. m. Mr. Kru
ger departed for Cologne.
Mr. Kruger's jrurney this afternoon
through Northern France was attended by
scenes similar to those witnessed at Mar
seilles and Paris. At nearly every station
passed crowds had gathered, which waved
bats and handkerchiefs and cheered the
train as It whirled along.
Reception Alone Itonte.
Tho first stop was at St. Quentln at 3:40
p. m. The municipal authorities, many
spectntors and members of the Chamber of
Deputies and various delegations awaited
the arrival of the train, which was greet
ed with cries for Mr. Kruger and the
Boers. Mr. Kruger and Doctor Leyds ap-
Former Prime Minister of Japan Declares European Nations
in China Would Partition the Empire and
Precipitate General War.
BT STEPHEN BONSAU
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Yokohama, Saturday, Dec. 1. (Copyright,
1900. by the New York Herald Company.)
Count Okuma. formerly Premier and leader
ct the opposition, said in an Interview to
day: "Tho Americnn policy of justice in China
Is what we have hoped the President might
see his way to present to the Powers. For
weeks past the situation In I'ekln was open
to misapprehension, but It Is not so row.
"The Emperor must be restored and Jus
tice done: the dynasty must not be dis
credited, because there Is no Government
that can bo substituted.
"The people of Japan, without distinction
of party, support the President of the
United States In his policy.
"The only alternative policy Is one of
spoliation and partition. Tlie people of the
East know that that means, first, anarchy
In China for years, and second, that the
war will not he confined to Asia,
"Tho lesson of the Pekln expedition Is
that tho western nations might conquer
China; but the people so engaged would
Largest Number of Filipinos Who
Have Yet Laid Down Their
Arms at One Time.
Manila. Dec. 1. Twelve hundred bolo
men entered VIgan. Island of Luzon, yester
day afternoon and surrendered to Captain
Green of the Thirty-third Infantry. This is
the largest number of men who have yet
surrendered in Luzon at one time. General
Tlnlo has been keeping a swarm ot bolo
men along fh'e mountains, and they huVe
impoverished the food supply.
BIG BATTLE ON
1 The Evening
I in pr'gr"
that .i gredt tight
- - -si..! tr j. tv Wt. ni-er
Itmix ill Im lie boti -a rrn -
tremlty of tl? Urjug- Hive. "!nii 4V
.ind that th .ipiure of General lie s
W.-t Is cvr.sle.tred Imminent.
r-a.-el at tte d jor of the carrlse- r.i sa
lt 'ed and rece'ved the auth-jrltle.
At Erquellnre an enormous nsemb!sgi
filled the- stdtlcn , nd Te-eie.I the trjvelr
with enthus'astlc -einm.etI'jn.
At Jeumcnt th- Paris ltoer Committer
bade farewell to Mr. Kruger. who replied at
sorae length, referring to the warmth of
the welcome he had received and th
strength of feeling exhibited In favor or
the cause he was urging. He said lie
hoped the new cry which he heard a li-
was departing from Paris, that of "Vive
Arbitration." would become the cry of Eu
rope'. He declared he would not stop hi
work until the South African Republics
had gained their Independence.
At Charlerol. the first stop on Bclgbn
territory, rigorous police measures had
been taken to prevent the Invasion of the
station, but the people were stronger than
the police, and rushed on the platform and
gave vent to their feelings In cries fa
vorable to the Boers.
The train stopped for five minutes and
Mr. Kruger greeted the mass from the steps
of the car. The train left Charlerol twenty
IVVITATIOX TO AMERICA.
Chicago, Dec. 1. The American Trans
vaal League In Chicago has prepared a
message which will be sent to President
Kruger of the Transvaal. Inviting him to
visit the United States as soon as he has
finished his European tour.
In inviting President Kruger to come to
Chicago, should he visit the United States,
the Invitation says It would "give the peo
ple of the country generally an opportunity
to testify In some adequate manner their
respect for your person and office and their
utter detestation of the unprovoked, mer
cenary and barbarous war which Great Brit
ain Is now waging against your people and
tho people of the Orange Free State."
KITCHESElt nEPORTS FIGIITIG.
London. Dec. L The first dispatch from
General Kitchener In his capacity of Com-mander-ln-Chlef
of the British forces in
South Africa. Is dated Bloemfontein. No
vember 30. and confirms the reports cf
fightlrg between General Pilcher and Gen
eral De Wet. as cabied November 29, and
adds the latest reports that General Kncx
Is In touch with General De Wet's force
near Tafelbcrg, twelve miles1 north of Be
thnlle. Orange River Colony; that the
Boers' attacked Boshof November 2S, r
newed tho attack November 29 and were
repulsed without British, loss.
General Kitchener also reports that on
November 2S and 23 General Paget was
fighting with the Vlljoen and Erasmus com
mands, and that be drove the Boers to a
position in the vicinity of Rletfonteln.
Tho .British casualties were heavy. Colonel
Lloyd and five other officers were wounded,
five men were killed and fifty were
SKIRMISH KEAR BLOEMFOXTEI.
Bloemfontein. Orange River Colony. Dec.
1. A patrol of fourteen South African con
stabulary, during the night or Novettcer
28. engaged a contingent from Haaxeboek's
commando, southwestward of this town,
with the result that thirty-five Boers are
reported to have been killed or wounded.
ROBERTS MADE A SPEECH.
Helddburg. Thursday. HJor. . Lord Rob
erts, journeying toward Durban, stopped
here to-day. He made a speech to the vol
unteers. In the course of which he said he
trusted the guerrilla warfare would not
AVAR3I GREETING AT COLOGNE.
Cologne. Dec. L Mr. Kruger arrived here
at 11:30 o'clock. A great crowd had assem
bled and caused a dangerous crush. No of
ficial reception had been arranged, and Mr.
Kruger drove to the Cathedral Hotel, the
crowd rheerlng as he left the station and
as he drove along tho route.
The absence of an official welcome is said
to hav been due to neglect to secure an
understanding with the Imperial court,
which Is necessary in the case of visits of
the head3 of states. Hence It Is rumored
that Mr. Kruger will probably not go to
Berlin at present.
become savage barbarians, the tame as th
Chinese ere to-day.
"American policy, as outlined in the In
structions to Minister Conger, saves tho
situation. If righteousness prevails that
policy will be accepted by the Powers and
the second Intervention of America In
Asiatic affairs will prove as beneficent as
"I cannot but think that the peace of the
wcrld and the future of East Asia will
tremble In the balance unless the truculent
demands made iipo.i China are withdrawn
ond the American policy adopted."
Marquis Ito Is confined to his house with
Influenza, but I have the best authority for
raying that his appreciation of the situa
tion coincides with Count Okuma' s. Hi
approval of the American policy Is not less
In thi course of the negotiations! after
the Chinese war the German Emperor ca
bled to the Mikado, advising him that be
would moderate his demands to accelerate
In the opinion of Japan this counsel may
be applied to the Chinese situation to-day.
SAYS WIFE STOLE
HIS MINING STOCK.
Montana Woman Arrested at
Cleveland at the Instance
of Iler Hnsband.
Cleveland. O.. Dec L Mrs. Grace Robin
son, aged IS years, of Llbby. Mont., was
arrested here to-night at a leading hotel
and was charged with being a fugitive from
justice. Mrs. Robinson Is the wife of ono
of the officials, of the American Kootenai
Mining- and Milling; Company at Llbby. His
wife is charged In the telegram to the po
lice here with having; stolen $35,000 worth of
the stock of that company belonging to bar
husband. The woman says the stock is in
her name on the books of the company.
She offers to rsturn MfintiBs.
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