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WILL CECIL RHOi
4. 'T.iioaVs flutters ttir British by
calling their flag the ,-reatest com-
mercial asset In the world. Some day
lie will toar that Hag down In South f.
t Africa nml replace It with one of
4 h'.s own design." Commandant
- "De Wet Is ,i- fir sivru to Kitchener in millur Hiratcgy .is Napoleon
was to the nio-i tttnorai t soldier In Ids arms. Sinco l.i.-t June the
entire Boer Anai I .is been supported by the British tatpaver. when
ever there Is a lark of anil.ing in our c.imp. wo sally forth .ind take It from
the British." Commandant Snyman.
Commandant W. D. Snyman,
1 rTI m i -.rtvi l-
!- 2: -The l!o -rs
et win -he war as.iin-i
'am. tle two luptiDii. win
iet !. free and lndrpcli.iori:. and e.en I'll
e'hiis-tlan 11. 1'e et I the man who i
bringing about this result This I believe
us sincerely rs I know ih.'t there Is .1
Creator who guides the destinies of us nil
The great ninliltloti of tin- Ilocrs
may not lie re-nllc.l within tin- t
yenr. nor perhaps tin- foMnwIng
jenr. lint they "111 eontlnne ti light
for liberty nrn ua ;ncrl Washing
ton 'and liix coiintrjincii Kept on.
j ear after trnr. tliroiiKh defeats ami
discouragement., ""til their righ
teous cause trltiin-filis. whether it will
require clcl.l rnr. lis it .lid Wa-.ll-Inctnn,
r even lunger.
Our tight ma appear hopeless our
armle- mav he .let .mated, our fl"--; """
i .., li.Lruntm lull our 1hXPIo will liev-
r cease strug-Mini
thev will ne.r la-'
down their arm
until our libertle. mo
won and our
freedom is assured Hun
dreds of our people have Io-l their lives,
all of us have lost our properties. ou'
farms have been destrove.I. our Hook-- aid
herds conllscated. and many of u- h.ne
,.-, .irkm tii.n.s.-ind- of miles from our
nliH and children, but these thtnes
w-llllnirlv bear, for we are confident
M f shall be triumphant In the end.
Your American forefathers fouqht for
several vear- without palsiiiir any import
ant ictories. and In Europe their anse
was considered just as hopeless as many
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COMMA.l)ANI SNYMAN'd VAK KLCunu,
AND WHY HE IS NOW IN AMERICA.
Tommandant W. 1). Snyman Fpent one vear with the Hoer force and
fou-ht In seventeen big battles and in innumerable skirmishes. For six months
he was on General De Wet's staff, nnd was with that General when he came
within a hair's breadth of capturing Lord Kitchener. Mr. Snman was a can
didate for the Cape Colony I'arllam-nt jut before the war. and was a wealthy
farmer In the north of the colony.
When the war began ho Joined the Boer forcts and took a kadinff part In
tho battle of Etormberff. Afterwards lie Joined De Wet and followed that
leader. In Septetnhcr ho learned that the Cape Colony had offered a biff re
nard for him. and President Steyn urffe.1 him to leae the country. "Go to
America." he raid. "If they catch me they can only send mo to St. Helena,
but If OU are caught you will bo shot."
Commandant Snyman came hero with his l- ear-old fon. who was with,
htm tarouch the wl'.Ie of tho war, but the other members of ills family, his'
wifo and his other children, he knows nolhlnff of. He left them at his home,
but his farm of 3,009 acres has been confiscated and hi? wife and children may
have died since ha last heard from them, a year aco. Like thousands of
other Boers -nho -were once wealthy. Mr. Snyman U now without means as a
result of the war.
Americans and Kuropeans now- rcE-ini
ours; but tho time umc, thanks to the
bravo men who knew no surrender, when
they astonished the world by the -Uctoriis
-which led to the founding of 1" Great
Kepubllc which now Is my refuse.
DE WUT -iVILI. UAI A ICTOllV,
In the Fame way in which ah!ngton
led tho American coloalst-s to tinnl victory
and placed his name on tne Ecrou i ra
djinc fame, so shall C:irltian De Wet
lead our small forces to ultimate triumph.
1 say that De Wet Is our Wahltiftoa
because he is the man who Is the present
leader of our forces. If he lhes hia ability
and the fighting of the men under him will
make our cause victorious; If he dks or !
captur.d. then thero are a hundred other
able men to take his place.
A Kreat causo does not hlnco upon one
tnn's life, any more than one man can
win a war. De Wet, I say. Is the Wash
ington of South Africa: It mlsfcrtuno
should overtake him there are Judse Her
.og, Froneman and Ha-enbro k, ns
capable Generals as he, ready to tako his
When I say that the Hoers will win this
war I mean that they will win It without
any forcisa assistance. Mediation or Inter
ference wo never expected to r-ceive.
thouirh the former would have been wel
In order tin frln, lie munt flicht.
fight, fllit. We inuxt liKht until our
present enemy crunlK nn independ
ence or nntll not one f ux In left
lire to demand it.
Theso are not only my own sentiments:
they aro shared by every burgher who Is
men; the lS.tw or 2P.Q) Boers now In tho
When I bade jrood-by to General De Wet
In tho Frfe Stale In September he aaid to
me: "If you hear that I have surrendered
deny lu I will never surrender; I ivill !L;ht
s loni? as one man stands by me." Presi
dent Steyn that noblo -patriot said to me
on September 13, as I left him near Komatl
I'oort: "You may tell tho American friends
of our causo that as lcng- as I live I shall
TO A GETTYSBURG HEROINE.
Monument to Jennie Wado, AVlio
Gave Iler Life for Soldiers.
Gettysburg. Pa., Deo. 12. Tho Women's
Relief Corps of Iowa has decided to erect a
monument In this plac to honor tho mem
ory of Jennls Wade, tho heroine of the bat
tle of Gettysburg-. For the past thlrty-e-en
years this little grata has been un
marked, save for a smalL stone. Tho mon
ument will probably be erected In the spring,
ard will Im dedicated July 3, 1S91, tho thlrty
clehth anniversary of tho battle.
Ut flflV US !i l Tiie tirave of .lemiie Wade.
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FLAG IN SOUTH AFRICA?
Boer Commandant Snyman Predicts That
"Empire Builder" Will Soon Be Known
as an "Empire Destroyer."
Formerly of General De Wet's
defend tlat iaue We mill continue this
light until win."
That is the spirit which animates the -r-tlre
.irm. fr.m the oi.nft boy in the
ranks t,i )0 ohlct Brandlathcr who car
net, a liile
"Win iu oti continue the ticht when ou
must know that you are b-nt.n?' some ne
ma as-k. Ah' but that Is exactly what vo
do not Krant. We liae had many reverse-.
no doubt. Hut our Epirit and our patriotibin
are ns iniucible as they eer were.
nui: MTiiin moiii: r i.om:.
m i:vi:hvtihm; to caiv.
Our resolution to flht is based u:on the
simple ta t that we hae nothin: nuro to
!- and .rr thirB to (aln. Our Republics
have been annexed to the Briti-di llmpirc.
our property has been lost, our farms de
strojed. our flecks and herds eat n b. tne
lirltl-h soldiers, ami our wles and children
are scattered to whertAor the Jiritlvh fin
eials hae deemed It expedient to tend
We are alum la tlio TorliI -nltli our
rillc unil our i'Jihi', and Willi the one
wc iniiNl ilfeli.l the tlir.
I know that you will say that De Wet and
Ids small arm cannot contend much lunser
UKalii-t the .i-t forces of Lord Kitchener.
li, Wet is as far sujm rlor to Kitchener In
military str.itcK.v as Nnpoleon was to tlie
ir.on iunorant soldier in his army. That is ,i
broid statement, but Do Wet has ppiv.il It
seeral times to tho ureat mortlncation of
the hero of Omdurmaii.
For thne months Kitchener, with nn
armv of almost li,' men. tried to capture
us And Ie Wet laughed at his efforts and
incidditally captured from him at Kooida.il
In J mm sullicicnt winter clothinc for every
bursher in the :irm; 3TiO shells and er.ouRli
birall arms ammunition to last his forces
- . nrrm-w
for thrco years! And Do Wit did this with
less than O.t'O men!
Mncr laxt .Iliac the entire liner
arm) lias lieeu aatiported ly the llrlt
ImIi taxiat-r. Aliaont e-rry filuisle
rifle la tUt noer uraiy win. enptarrd
from the Ilrltisli in l.ultle., nrry
fartrld4e and nhell mf.l In onr fiRlif-i
-.lace June wa, taker, from the Ilrlt
lull, all of our comniln-tarlat auppllea
for man nnd ltnrt-c vrrrc taken from
the llrltUh. Whenever there Is a
lack of anytlilnsr In our camp we
ally forth and tuLe It from the Ilrll
inh. The Fnsllsh taxpayers are fjrnlshlns tho
sinews for both armies In South Africa, and
so lorn; as the Boers can secure the necessa
ries of war so cheaply and easily they need
havo no fear that the national treasury must
ia-iio hond to carry on the struKS'e.
The Boers will continue the war by ha
rassing their enemy continually, for years If
need be. They will make It necessary to
keep a mighty force in tho country, and
sooner or later Hngland will realize that she
cannot afford to spend JuuO.OkMjW a year.
ear after year, when none of her citizens
except a cliijue of mlnliiff men can expect to
Bain anything by the va-,t expenditure.
I'I.A OK AVAR ADOI1KU
II V TIIU BOI.U I.KVUI.HS.
Kven now, six months after the annexation
of the ltepubl.es, the Boers nre In sjch com
plete control of the whole country that the
M.(00 soldiers of the Queen cannot wander
from their garrison towns except In bodies
almost as large as our wholo army.
Do Wet Hnd the other Generals will con
tinue to mak.i attacks upon the rallwnjsnnd
sarrlsons, they will make Incursions Into
Cape Colony, where their Afrikander breth
ren are tiecomlng dillv more bitter against
the Government, which Is constantly mak
ing their lot moro unendurable, nnd they will
continue to outwit their opponents at etery
point, always liearlng in mind that when
their ammunition and food nre exhausted
tin British taxpaer Is ready to furnish
The British nrraj's practice of destroying
Jennie Wade was. at the time of the
famous battle, only D years of age. and
many of her old friends who nre still living
here recall her as a noblo and generous
hearted girl. The first and second days of
the battle she spent in carying water to
the soldiers on tho firing line and helping
to care for the sick and wounded.
Early in tho morning of July 3, 1SG3. she
was busy in the kitchen getting wood to
heat the old-fashioned brick oven, to baka
bread for the soldiers. While thus em
ploed sho was called to the kitchen door
nnd as she went there was the whirr of a
bullet from a sharpshooter's rifle and the
bravo girl dropixd dead, shot through the
On the evening of the same day. while the
smoke of the battle still hung over Gettys
burg, sho was burled bv the soldiers she
had so ably assisted. Her conin was one
that had btcn prepared for a Confederate
Colonel who had also died that day.
rcvery jear on Memorial Day her grave is
decorated with flowers and American flags.
He Considers De Wet Much
Superior to Kitchener, and
Says Burghers Are Main
tained Wholly by Brit
Staff, to The Sunday Republic.
the farms of the Boers has done almost as
much as an thing to keep the burghers In
the Prld It is a pollev which is probably
sanctioned by the laws of warfare w hen car
ried out in a dl'vrimlnating manner, but. to
my mind, the British destroy property use
Iissly. almost wnntonlv
The territory of the trio Itcpnlillr
Is dotted Tritli the ember, nnd ruins
of the tinmen of men who were Iloer
leaders before the war.
The homes of scores of the VolWnad
met.ibeis of tlie Free state and the Trans
vaal havo been detrovcd for the pimple rea
son that the British blamed these men for
raving brought on the war, nnd not because
the army could gain any advantage or teach
n lesion by the destruction. I could cite the
names of scores of men whos.. furmhouses
have been destroyed by the British because
Boer commandoes have passed over the
Now. It Is as Impossible for n single
fnnner to prevent a Boer commando of
reveral thousand men from passing over his
vast lands as It Is for a citizen of New Vork
to pnvent a Hock of birds from flying over
the city Yet the proclamation of Lird
Hoberts says that n farm over which tho
Bo. r forces have passed must be destroyed.
It stands to reason that when a burgher
with the army knows that his farm Is de
stro.ved. and that his wife and children aro
scattered. God knows where, he will prefer
to remain with the forces In tho field
rather than return to sleep on the ruins of
tiiimci Tim nnmsif
am: wcahv ok tiii; FIGHT.
In the opinion of nil of u our chances
of success are becoming brighter every day.
In the first place, we know that the Kngllsh
Iieoplo aro In-comlng heartily tired of the
war. nnd this feeling is growing stronger
every time a long list of killed nnd wounded
reaches Great Britain. They know that
they cannot withdraw a soldier from the
country, and that for every' man klllel or
wounded they must rend out another.
The three long lines of railway to Pre
toria from Cape Town, Durban and Dela
goa Ba must bo constantly guarded by
thousands of men; all the garrisoned towns
together requlro many more thousands;
then there aro the tast armies of men con
stantly pursuing De Wet, Botha nnd tho
other Generals all these things make It
necessary that I.ngland keep an army of
more than -.IiMKij In the countrv. If nn.
men are withdrawn our forces will sweep
the wholo land from tho British hands.
Then, too, our army is gron-lu-c nu
merically atroneer dally.
De Wet has recently secured hundreds of
nble men from Cape Colony, men who have
been disgusted by Just nuch things as hai
pened at Worcester tho other day when the
lai'iiui. item a mpiing una tne British
li.ied th surr juu.S kins w.ih qulca-llrln-r
guns to prevent free speech.
The annexation of tho two republics has
been a slap In the face of every Dutch
Afrikander lu Cape Colony, and 1 nni will
ing to wager my life that the majority of
the Cape Colonists will yet rise and nsslst
in gaining for their raco thut liberty mid
freedom which aro denied them by tho
BOKHS 3IOVK TIIIIOIGII
We nro making headway continuously and
the British army Is in a worse plight to
day than It has been at any sta,;e of the
war. The British occupy tho larger towrs
I confess, but that is as far as it goes
Botha Is only a few miles west of Pretoria
and has been there for several months,
iney cannot drlvo him away, and he iiric
tlcally has them beselged most of the time.
If Kitchener nliliri to drive Uotha
array, he muat recall aouic of the
troops thut are pursuing lie Wet. As
soon ns he tnkes the troops a tray
from He Wet, that lloer will Ku on
'" s.1,on.Ule -"rltl-h have not nearly
enough soldiers In the country to police it
propirly. let ulono tight the ie,(vjo Jj0Kru In
To show how easy it Is for the Boers to
movo through the coiu-uered territory" I
will cite one incident which occurred In SeD
tember. Then the Free State oiadals de
cided that they would ask Presided Krugr
to go to turope. and President Steyn was
SSJ,1 J? Jo the Transvaal and urge
"", v .-, 'uuul .sveniy or us ac
companied President Steyn on his Journey
iiorthwaiil. and we traveled right along the
else of the British outpoits. through the
whole length of the two Kepulilies. nnd
leached Kruger near the Portuguese Lor-
And the Hrltlsh had the country so
-nell In band that never a. shot nai
tired at our party!
After Mr. Steyn had succeeded In inducing
Kruger to go to Kurope he and his handful
of men went westward through the Truiib
Ail,.!..,lrouni1. 1re-orla, along the outskirts
of Kltchenei s army, and reached Do Wet's
luager without having como In contact with
tho enemy. The incident meielv Illustrates
that If President aten, the most sought
utter Boer, can travel thus mure than a
thousand miles In the land which :h Brit
ish say they have "firmly under control"
there must be something vitally wrong with
that stIe of control.
Lord Huberts said nt Durban the oilier
day that the Boers had been misled by
their rulers, and that the day had arrived
when tho burghers were having their eyes
I want to say that In all the twelve
months I was with tho army I Deter
heard one Boer blamlnic Kruger or
htcjn for beifinnlnir the war. Jor did
I ever hear one Iloer Mniiilou; them
for continuing the ntrugule.
. '.J? confidently sav that If either or
both of thcto nn n had taken it upon tncm
selves to ask the burghers to surrender
during any one of the grave crises that we
patsed, the Boer fe-ellng would have been
so outraged that they would have shot
e-lther or both of them.
sits iiiionns wn.i. phoi:
A THAI I (lit TO K.GLAU.
This has b-en the people's war; not that
of the rulers. The Boers may run and they
nay make themselves ridiculous by retreat
ing precipitously when the British hordes
advance, but they mean by it no surrender.
They retreat merely to nnd a belter posl-
.i.-.i noeie-on 10 muKc a .stand.
In common with all the other Boers. I do
not blame the British people for this war.
1 fCVt" iU!)?e.'istan.i t.,1,u Ul,'y are eartlly sick
?;. -i . jJiiue can nrooK no de
feat for their armv. and now that they have
entered upon the war they want their flag to
come out triumphant. I do not blame the
''?ri sI,ipri',,le' IKS,a! l,m l a'" other
Boers do blame the Knglish statesmen who
led Ihelr country Into the struggle at the
behest of the men who have most to gam by
the war-men like Hhodes. Blt. Boblnson
and other political gamblers, w ho " i lh"
gold and diamond fields of South Africa
These are the men who brought on "the
war deliberately, maliciously "fid with as
precise planning as If they were negotiating
for the purchase or amalgamation of sev
Ithodea Is the man who plunged
nUK.u.lu ....-j nni war, nnd Rhodes Is
II . . " win gain most
He Is the man who Is hailed
great Kmnlre builder.
.. ?.y "f" "h" IH yet be called
..r .uiifir-r urmrojer.
-Vow be flatters the British by call
ing their Hag the greatest commer
cial asset in the world: some dnv. nn
uian jenrs distant, he will tear
dowa that flag In South Africa and
replace It with one of his own deslirn.
Ilhodcs loves the English nation with an
effection that has the marks of pounds,
.shillings and P-nce indelibly written In every
-1 vi i. iiiu oiiKiiimi inrn A Hi nnt il-o.
oerve any pity, for when sh. runimrnt
Bhrxles and his proteges, the Jameson raid
ers. he sowe.1 the wind from which will
grow a, whirlwind of Hmplre-bre'aking ve
locity. Kicni:ntiw ami i.mi.nTY
ui it titv rtim.vi.it."
There ran be only ono ending of this
war so long as n handful of Boers remain.
The Boers lira lighting for their fret-shun,
their liberties and their homes, and they
will not retse until tley have won th.
fight. It may appear gloomy now. but tho
sun will .t rise upon a free South African
people. The blood which has been shed
bv our people Is nourishing our Just cans',
and the day will surely come when we h ill
stand side bv shirt with your great Hepub
11c. which also Iris passed through n Ion
and bitter struggle luforo It ct-cup.il the
yoke of British dominion.
Freedom and liberty Is our cry now- and
for all time. We huvo opprersed nolMi.lv
and we want to bo unoppressed. I.ngland
told vour forefathers that she was treat
ing them Justly, but thiy knew their Ills
and fought to rid themselvvs of them: we
are told that the Knglish government Is Just
nnd good, but for a hundred years we have
suffered under Its burdens anil wo shall
suffer no longer.
Somewhere down 111 South Afrlc-v Chris
tian Do Wet and his galliut burghers are
lielng pursued bv f".ifi soldiers, with hun
dreds of raaslve guns. Dav after day h"
bn.ls his army of gre-it-grandfathers and
children to places of safety. Night after
night ho stands In front or Ids tent. and.
calling his burghers together, asks the
tlnd of Battles to riild" and direct them
He Is not fair to look upon, he wears home
spun and his hat has seen years of usage.
He never saw the cover of n book of mili
tary Instnietlons. and he probibly doe's
not own a shilling In the world. He was a
butcher and a breeder of cattle Ix-fore he
went Into the field against the best-trained
Generals In Kngland, but he will lead our
people, to victor-.
In my mind's eye I can see Christian
De Wet lendln-r; forward his men nail
Nn)lng "I will neier snrrender.
lio;. us long as two of sou remnln
RETURNED AT LAST
TO HER HUSBAND.
FnilliIi- Wifo Konht Torivc-
ness, but Found Those She
Had Wronged Dead.
Arctic. H. I.. Dec II. A thin, pale.r.-iced
woman alighted from the New Kngland
train nt CentervIIle the other diy, and
nsked who ran the Charter Hotel,. This
was not an unusiiul question, but when
she was told that Hubert Jackson, who had
been tho proprietor of the hotel for cars.
was dead, with a cry she fell uncon
scious to tho ground. When she was re
vived sho told the story of her life, that
sho was tho faithless wife of the dead man
and that she had at last returned to her
homo to ask his forgiveness and to ceo the
child she atill loved. But the child and
husband are both de-ad, and the wife und
mother now a penniless wanderer.
A few years ago Hobert Jackson, outer
of tho Charter Oak Hotel, was one of
tho leading business men la thU town. He
married pretty Hannah Jenkinson. daugh
ter of James Jcnkln&ou, another hotel man.
and for a time there was happiness and
prosperity. , , .
Ono day Peter Fletcher, a dashing
Frenchman, came along, and was engaged
by Mr. Jackson as bartender. He- was a
fine looking young fellow, and Hannah,
who was many years her husband's Junior,
fell lolently in love with him at once.
Peter seemed t reciprocate ana when Mr.
Jackson, seeing1 how matters stood, dis
charged him. Hannah kissed her baby
Mabel good-by, and, packing her trunk, lied
with Peter. 4
The aged hotel ma i nt'-- fully recovered
from this nhock. After a search for his
e-loping wife he procured a legal separa
tion and married Amelida Hern; a. widow,
who went with him to Kngland on a wed
ding trip that ended In a husband, whom
she had deu-erted. claiming her. For a sec
ond time the unlucky hotel man had lost
his oung wife.
Jackson, now In a full career of dlsla
tlon. returr.ed to America, built a new
hotel In West Greenwich, IS. I., and there
found a motherly old lady who readily con
sented to become Mrs. Jackson No. 3.
I.ltUe Mabel, the chnld. the- first wife had
loved. In the meantime had b.en burnej to
death In a brush lire, and .Mr. and Mrs.
Jacksou.Hannah's parents, both had Joined
the great majority.
While the last dajs or Mr. Jackson's life
seemed to be happier than some In former
years he never suece-edd In business again
und gradually went from bad to worso un
til he died a fevv vveks ago a town eharge.
Hunnah In the meantime had roamed
about the country, never returning, but
never quite forgetting her once happy
home. Bad luck seemed to follow her ev-
jniiere sue worn, anei unauy a week ago
she started for the home of her childhood
to beff her husband's forgiveness und usk
him to take her back.
She wns the pale-faced woman whose
fineries at CentervIIle had made tho eu
rious ones g..sip and talk of old times.
Her Journey had been In vain, und. more
lonely than ever, sho Is now sinking slovv
Iv toward the grave to which thoc to
whom sho proved faithless have preceded
Gentleman From Florida Has a
Little Uiftkully With Hotel Pro
prietor. REl'IlM.ir Sl'EI'IAU
Washington. Dee. 22. Ex-Senator Call of
Horlda has been sued by the Hotel Nor
mattdlo for a board bill of Jl, and tho
court su he will hava. to pay It before
he can secure some of his personal proper-
.'w' aiU,e 1,ol':'; The BUU "as '-"n
aii Interesting one and warmly contested
Tho hotel retained some trunks and four
boxes, which ule held as a lien tor the
hoard bill. Mrs. Call sued the hotel for
WW datnhi.es. on the .lalm that the proper
ty belonged to her. although the board bill
was for Mr. Call and his wife. The court
decided that the trunk belonged to Mrs
Call, and she wns awarded "So damaues"
But the four boxes. It was decided, belonged
to Mr. Cull and the hotel company Is ul
loweel to retain th.m until the bill is paid
Although a Democrat. Mr. Call sought
ven: hard to get an appointment from this
administration after his defeat for re-elc-tlon
to the Senate, and he remained here
for some time in thut endeavor but was
LONE CHILD'S LONG JOURNEY.
Boy Was Tagged in Englautl and
Shijijied to Mount Vernon.
kNi'.w '"Tk- Dec -Harold Glcdhlli. a
child of o, who was tagge-U in Manchester,
England, and shipped to John John-sor his
uncle.who lives at ls9 Stevens avenue. Mount
ernon. Is the youngest child that ever
crossed the ocean alone. When tho boy
reached the barge oflice he had a tug at
tached to his ceat addressed "Care John
Johnson, Mount Vetnon. N. Y. State U.
little 1 In mid u h. fu un it-ni-.-z-.-n it. t ..
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,....rr.eusiek -""- Manchester. England,
with his aunt, who decided to send him to
nls uncle, a boss plumber here.
Passage for the youngster was secured
upon the Majestic, which sailed from Liv
erpool. The boy, who was Intrusted to the
care of officials on board the boat, was
T V na lnc rwing oi cieerage.
Nothing was too good for the Ilttlo one
aboard the ocean liner. The women pas
sengers, who had learned the story of tha
"J, b lire, cared for him on the trip acros
Uhen the Majestic reached its pier in
-ew lork Johnson was there to meet his
nephew. The boy. when he saw- his uncle,
did not want to go with him. He wanted to
stay with Mrs. Struckletw. the matron of the
immigration Bureau. Alter mueh persua
sion the boy was Induced to follow a pas
senger who had been kind to him. and when
putslde of the barge office he was taken
in charge by his uncle, who gave him sev
eral tos. He then paid he was satisfied.
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All the Cabinet Families Are in
Town and Planning for Com
DATES OF DINNERS ANNOUNCED.
Secretary of the Interior and Mrs.
Hitchcock Are Entertaining
a Party of St. Louis
Washington. Dec. H The social season
of Washington does not fairly open every
year until the Christmas holidays are nt
hand. The New- Year Is always ushered In
by a series of dinners anil dances and re
ceFtions that keep the ladles of the diplo
matic circle, and society generally. In a gay
whirl until Lent.
All tho Cabinet families are In town. In
cluding the wife and young son of the Sec
retary of the Navy, who have Joined Secie
tary Ing at the Portland and taken the
apartment formerly occupied by the Assist
ant Secretary and Mrs. Allen. Mrs. I-on,-.
however, will not take any active part In
the gae't!cs of the winter. Most of the
Cabinet hostesses havo been observing
Wednesday as un nt-home day since De
cember 1. not In the wny of tho old-time
public reception, but to see their friends be
fore the opening of the official season, which
will not have more than one general Cabl
n t day. If It has that, owing to the neces
sary attendance of the Cabinet ladles ut tho
various White House dinners and receptions
ANOTHER TITLED FOREIGNER
SEEKS AN AMERICAN BRIDE.
.m sJ ll.'J . , . Mr ,.-a.NVL--aMK-azVRV''.
M-Jll V"7 i 9kSS9fc'RI
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Ik1 11 VI I BABON LEHMANN.
BUOWX OF BALTIMOHE.
Baltimore. Md.. Dec. i-Baron I-hmann,
A ltlnCllf.lir4l ..mrlnm ....-1 f . V.-.
1 ...- e....u. UI1U.-U1ilt aiiu weaiiny Hol
lander, beearaa the guest of ex-Governor
You Hit the
to occur every Wednesday from January 2
to I-ebruary 13. The diplomatic dinner of
January 16 and the Supreme Court dinner
of 1-ebruary 6 will exempt a portion of the
lablnet on these dates, but there Is r.o
Wednesday In the entire season upon which
all the Cabinet hostesses will be able to re
ceive In their own homes, no matter how
ready they might be to keep up this time
honored und thoroughly American custom,
which has been doomed to a gradual de
cadence In this centennial year of Wash
The Cabinet dinners In honor of the Presi
dent and Mrs. McKinley have been arranged
ror Saturday evenings, beginning with ono
by the Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs.
j3go January C. Tho following order will
be observed In thesa dinners, which are
properly considered the most formal of the
season: The Secretary of War and Mrs.
Boot. January 12; the Attorney General
and Mrs. Griggs. January ID; the Post
master General and Mrs. Charles Emory
smith, January K; the Secretary of the In
terior and Mr. Hitchcock. February 2: the
Secretary of Agriculture and Miss Wilson,
rebruary 9. The Secretary of State and
-Mrs. Hay. as already announced, will give
no formal entertainments this season, ex
cept the diplomatic breakrast of New
T,T.h2 ?,Y-"'-ry of tho Interior and Mrs.
Hitchcock, who are entertaining Mr. and
Mrs Mauran of St. Louis, gave a dinner re
cently In their honor, the company Includ
ing the Minister from the Netherlands.
Count de Quadt of tho German Embassy,
Colonel Schebeka of the Itusslin Embassy,
Mr. Rlano of the Spanish legation. Senator
Kean and M'sKean. the Misses Hitch
cork. Mr. Wlllttt and Mr. Richardson of St.
The entertaining In diplomatic circles has
been entirely Informal, with the exception
of when th. Minister from Belgium gave a
dinner in honor of the Russian Ambassa
dor and Countess Casvlnl. Inresent to meet
them were the Minister from the Argen
tine and Mme. Wilde, the Minister from the
Netherlands. Mrs. Richard Townsend. Miss
Hitchcock und Mr. Wauters. counsel of le
gation. Count and Countess Casslnl are giving
Informal dlnn.r parties on Sunday even
ings, when they entertain the members of
the embassy, and from 4 to 6 additional
guests, but will not give formal dinners
until after Januarv 1.
The Austrian Minister nnd Barones3
Hengeliniiller are holding a series of Satur
day evening at homes, for which Informal
lnvitatl-.ns are given each week, and at
which bridge whist Is the usual entertain
ment. THE CYCLE ROLLER SICATE. the lat
est In this line. Call and sec them.
Raw lings Sporting Goods Company, GO Lo
Frank Brown this week, and has at once
become the lion of Baltimore society.
There is a rumor that the visit of the
titled foreigner to this city means that he
has come to seek Miss Clara Brown as
his bride, and society is waiting expectantly
for the announcement of tho engagement.
While ex-Governor Brown was In Europe
last summer, with his son and daughter,
he met Baron Lehmann, and a short time
later introduced him to his daughter. The
Baron was at once captivated by the oung
lad's charm of manner and appearance,
and there is little doubt that hit visit to
Ba!ttmor Is something more serious than
the average pleasure trip.
Miss Brown is a beautiful girl and Terr
and Sixth Street,
Tl MAKE SAILORS
OF THE BOYS,
Muuof-War Goes by Way of Good
Hope With Landsmen to
LONGEST RUN WITHOUT STOPS.
In the Ten Weeks' Journey tho
Men on Board Will Learn
- to Be First-Kate
New York, Dec. -.-Twenty thousand
miles of ocean will the Buffalo havo
traversed after leaving the Brooklyn navy
yard, when sho reaches her outward Jour
ney and drops anchor In Manila Bay soma
tlma early In March.
The Buffalo sailed away this week, scorn
ing the shorter route through tho Mediter
ranean and tho Suez CanaL Instead, she
ft 111 drive duo south, 30) miles a day. to
tho Cape of Good Hope, and then head
east across the Pacific.
She carries on board. In addition to her
own crew of 209 men. some MO landsmen.
It Is largely for their benefit that sho takes
the long ocean route. By so dolnff ho
fcaves tho SJ.ev) that she would haro to pay
at the tell gate of the Orient, the Sue
Canal. But her officers are more concerned
lth the making of men than with tha
saving of money, and -when the Buffalo ar
rives la Manila the COO landsmen will be SOD
sailors, and will taka their places on board
tho ships of the Aslatlo Squadron to relievo
the time-expired men.
Tho famous voyage of the Oregon was
nearly as long as this, but tha Buffalo will
make fewer stops on the way. She passed
out of Quarantlna esterday afternoon to
make her first short run to Delawar
Breakwater, there to pick up a consign",
ment of men from the training ship Rich
mond. A few hours at Hampton Itoads will
seo unother big batch come aboard from
the Frnaklln. and then the voyage of tha
Buffalo will really begin, with a steady
pounding gait, for Trinidad. Here Lieuten
ant William L. Hodgers will leave her to
Join the training ship Lancaster, which will
tako on board some of the Buffalo's re
cruits and hand over 400 trained men for
the service In tho East.
From Trinidad to the Cape Is E.50O miles,
and the Buffalo intends to make the ran.
ono of the longest ever made by a man-of-war
without a stop. In one straightaway
stretch. At Cape Town ship and men will
wait a few days to coal; then a visit to
Mauritius, another to Singapore and the
Buffalo will once more be In American wa
ll rs, thcugh many a mile from home.
There were large -crowds on the coal dock
gathered to see the last of friends and rela
tives who were setting out on the long trio.
Jack bore up well under the strain of leave
taking, but even the merriest of them
cheered a little hoarsely as tho boat
backed eff Into the river and sweethearts
and wives on the pier became unduly In
distinct and blurred for "the durned mist"
In their eyes.
The cruiser takes out to the Aslatlo
squadron more than 3,000 Christmas boxes
and as many Christmas letters to the men
abroad. Her hold la packed with stores
for the fleet and with medicine and other
supplies for the naval hospital at Cavite.
The Y. M. C. A. sent boxes of books, writ
ing paper and Christmas cards. Tho Y. V,'.
C. A. gave thirty sackfuLs of "comforters,"
containing everything from buttons to
chewing gum that soldier or sailor can ne-rd
A most elaborate programmo of drills has
been planned for the crew or the ship dur
ing the ten weeks' Journey. In addition to
instruction In seamanship, there will be les
sons In sail;, masts, riggln-r and armament.
The battety drills will be at the five and
four inch guns, six-pounders and Colt auto
matic. There will also be target practice
and subcallbcr work, while the small arms
Instruction will Include the Lee 6mra. and
Kraag-Jorgensen revolvers. Commander
Charles T. Hutchlns Is la charse ot tha