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LONDON Jan IC The War Omce has
received the following from General Dul
ler Siiearmans Camp January 23 10 a
m Warren occupied Splon Kop Tuesday
night surprising the small garrison who
fled It vas held by us all day although
c weie severely attacked and especially
by a very annojlng shell fire I fear our
casualties were considerable I regret to
Inform jou that General Woodgate was
dangerously wounded
General Warren Is of the opinion that
he has rendered the cnemjs position un
tenable Our men are In splendid condi
Though General Bullers despatch Is
dated January 23 and speaks of Splon Kop
being captured last night It apparently
means Tuesday night
As according to General Bullers des
patch the small garrison was surprised
his subsequent statement Our losses were
considerable Indicates that the British
suffered greatly later from the shell Are
from further Boer positions
Aniiet Left lie Ilrlllxli lie Drlicn
Jrom the Hill
LONDON Jan SC Nothing can yet be
added to the brief news of General War
rens success which has brought intense
relief to Great Britain The best In
formed recognize the possibility that the
British may to unable to retain what
they have so hardly won In view of the
very annoying shell fire mentioned In
General BullcrE despatch and that the
bill may hac to be retaken but assum
ing that the position Is permanently held
and that the Boers are driven from the
remainder of the plateau dominated by
Splon Kop there is no Illusion respecting
the gravity of the task involved in cov
ering the twelve or fifteen miles separat
ing the hill and the Boer Hues outside
There is complete ignorance here as to
the abpitj of the Boers to obtain
and as to whether tbey have
prepared a second line of defence This
Ignorance prevents any forecast of the op
erations The critics continue to bid tho
public to prepare for a long casualtj list
they attaching the fullest significance to
General Bullers Intimation
No full list of the los es In the fighting
previous to the attack on Splon Kop has
yet been received though each day brings
additions General Bartons force which
is holding Chcvclej had a few killed and
wounded on January 23 which Indicates
en engagement which hitherto has not been
reported It was probably only a rccon
nolssante It is not improbable that the
scarcity of news from the front is partly
owing to the light field telegraph which
at present is the only means of communi
The reaction following the intense de
pression caused by Bullers long silence
xaanuesieu liscit in ice exuberant re
joicings of the multitudes that thronged
the streets blocking all traffic In the
neighborhood of tho War Office and about
the various bulletin boards Everyone had
dreaded a disastrous defeat and the revul
sion of feeling caused scenes of overwhelm
ing enthusiasm
General Woodgate who Is reported seri
ously wounded commanded the Ninth Bri
gade in the fourth division His command
was composed of re enforcements that
cached Duller after his defeat at Colcnco
No statement of casualties has ct been
received and the only shadow on the na
tional oy is the knowledge that the vic
tory has added to the lustre of British
arms only at a heavy price In blood In
the crowd surrounding the bulletin boards
at da j break were scores that had been
there for twenty hours many anxious wo
men sharing the long vigil The cheer
that arose when the bulletin of victory
was posted told those in the street of suc
cess They took up the shout and it seem
ed to run like wildfire through the whole
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BERLIN Jan 23 The Federal Council
or Bundesrath has adopted the naval bill
which doubles the number of vessels In
the German fleet It also abandoned the
time limit within which the new ships
must be built
IH ntnl Irom IortiiKiil
LISBON Jan 23 Minister of War
Telles replying to a question In the Cortez
today declared that the government bad
not rc enforev the garrison a Lourcnio
Ilsc Mntra In Ilir Hon
The Hora Limited Uautlfol inllt inj
tnrr ifavtt VVjrtilniton Haltlmorc and Ohio
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Deliehtful trlpa dally at C 30 p in to Old Point
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LONDON Jan 2C The Morning Tost
In a second edition prints a despatch from
Its correspondent at Spearmans Camp
dated January S3 which sas
There was heay firing at Lad smith
yesterday General White Is attacking
and making a diversion After the Boer
assault General White sent to Command
ant General Joubert for interment
dead Boers collected in the
British trenches
This apparently refers to Boers who
were killed In the assault on Januarj G
The 1ost correspondent described the
operations from January 17 to January 23
and greatly praises the pluck deotion
and cheerfulness of the soldiers He sajs
that General Warrens guns flrcd T000
shells on January 0 His left on Janu
arj 21 moved up Bastion Hill which opens
a cleft In the cnemjs lines Tho object
Is no longer to turn the Boer right but by
Introducing a wedge of Infantry Into the
cleft to sjillt the right from tho centre
The gap was widened during Ihc day and
General Warrens right completed the cap
ture of the whole edge of the plateau
and occupied the first line of the Boer
trenches where he found about 200 who
had been killed by the shell fire
The correspondent foreshadows Tuesdays
attack on Spion Kop and declares that
there is absolute confidence and determina
tion throughout the army No anxiety ho
sajs Is felt concerning the result
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LONDON Jan 16 A despatch to the
Morning Post from Ladjsmlth dated
January 22 and sent bj runner to Ircrc
Our principal occupation Is watching
the shells of the advancing column burst
ing The observation tends to raise our
spirits The heavy artillery makes a most
Joyful sound The bombardment of Lady
smlth has practically ceased though a
gun on Bulwana Hill fires sometimes The
Cruesot gun on Telegraph Hill fired todaj
a single shell which wabbled remarkably
Probably our howitzers hare again dam
aged the gun
The Boers recently began to shell Ob
servation Hill from Surprise Hill with an
old fashioned eight inch mortar firing
round shot Our artillerj silenced the
mortar killing twentj of the enemy there
There was some gun fire Saturday to the
eastward from Bulwana Hill and Lom
bards Kop It was probably Intended to
make us think that rc enforccmcnts were
advancing from the cast though It may
imsslbly hare been from scouts or some
irregular force to whom it Is understood
General Duller has given it roving com
mission Wc heard sharp firing In the
same direction Saturday night The gen
eral health of the town has been much
lrclici Von lu Cnn Control of tlic
Munition lit ColeHlicrK
LONDON Jan 26 A despatch to th
Standard from Rensburg dated Janu
ary 23 says
General French with the utmost delib
eration and the greatest caution Is draw
ing bts lines more closely around the Boer
position Every day he tightens the net
greatlj to the alarm and uneasiness of the
enemy who have made several attacks on
our outposts The tactics of these en
gagements are a repetition of iMsc em
ployed at Majuba Hill but ever where
they have been plucklly repulsed The
Boers have been out generaled In this
region Individuals frequentlj desert to
our lines
The latest arrivals say the Beer strength
Is now 70W Three weeks ago they were
re enforced by 1000 men from Ladjsmlth
and 600 from Magersfontein The centre of
their position appears to be at Colcsbcrg
Junction Their lines of communication
arc stronglj protected to- Norvals Pont
while tbey still command the road to
Colesbcrg and the wagon bridge General
Frenchs position as viewed from Coles
Kop is a great The Boer
kopjes are lower thti ours and arc com
manded by our guns Our ljddlte shells
have apparently silenced the Beer artillerj
for good and all General French could
undoubtedly take Colcsberg which Is two
miles away at any time he pleased but he
has refrained hitherto from bombarding the
town because of the non combatantE in
cluding women
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LONDON Jan 25 The commander of
the First Dragoons at Spearmans Camp
Natal haB telegraphed Emixror William
the regiments respectful greetings on
the anniversary of their
The Emperor replied
The sends the Rojal
Dragoons his best thanks for their good
Emperor William Is honorary colonel of
the First British Dragoon Regiment His
majestys birthday docs not occur until
Former Mlnltrr Ilirlpit lh ulil lo lip
Vrrj lo li
NEW HAVEN Conn Jan 2i The
condition of Edward J Phelps former
Minister to England is critical tonight
and there Is much apprehension among
his friends His phj slclan said late to
night that the case was a very serious
one and ho would not venture an opinion
as to the outcome Mr Phelps has a se
vere attack of pneumonia
A Inn InNNctl ItPfiuli Iiik
Conv pj niipon for Vrenirh
RICHMOND Va Jan 23 The bill
for separate cars for nrgros en the
railroads passed the senate today having
aircadj parsed the house It was siojtly
fought by the railroads before Ihc senate
committee but the public tentiment was
so active and overwhelming for the meas
ure that it passed the senate without a dis
senting voice
A bill was at once introduced appljlng
the came methods to stcamboa s
AVimliliiKlon Tolrilo Mrrprr
Vln II A I
Qulik tmlre to Mklihran nolnl bil n is n
a m train iiTicg Toledo C S3 p m without
H6 Mug clote conncctiona to
all jwliiti in- Slicl Igan
Iu Chun lhc Son oT Prince- Tiiano
Succeeds to the Throne
Emperor Iyviihiksii Issues nn 1illct
NmiilnK Ills lle Ir TIiIn Action
Irnlinlilj roil til li Hie KnipresK
Uoiwigi r Itcnll Controls llic
tlosprmiiPlit support of
SHANGHAI Jan 13 The North China
Daily News publishes an edict signed last
night by Emperor Kwangsu appointing as
empetor In his place Iu Chun the nine-year-old
sou of Irlncc Tuano The new
impcror will ascend the throne on Jan
uarj 31
The edict slates that owing to 111 health
the emperor Is unable lo conduct the af
fairs of slate and that he has accordingly
appointed Iu Chun as his heir The cm-
ocror apparcntlj has been compelled by
Chinese New Year though It is understood
that this will meet with considerable op
position in certain court circles The
dowager however Intends to carrj out the
programme which she has been planning
for j ears
As usual when important events arc
transpiring in the empire the most ex
cited views and rumors prevail here in
connection with the alleged dethronement
of the Emperor Kwangsu and a great
rcvolutlonarj upheaval Is predicted For
eign intent ntion Is declared to be Im
minent It Is alleged that Russia Is re
solved to support Iu Chun and that a
French naval force has arrived at Pckln
It is ieclared that Kwangsu has either
commiticd suicide or been murdered
The foreign legations do not appear to
share In the excitement and they mini
mize the Importance of the edict It Is re
ported that some of them especially tho
French and Russian anticipated the event
They did rot favor Kwangsu who Is cred
ited with favoring the United States Great
Britain and Japan
The father of Iu Chun Is said to be tho
bead to the great secret soletles called
the Great Sword and the Boxers which
arc powerful throughout the provinces of
Chl LI Shantung and Hunan It is sup
posed that these societies are responsible
for tiic recent murder of Missionary
Hip Kiupri sn Dovvntrer Mnde
Ivttnnifnii mill lluliieil Him
In naming his heir to the throne the
piescnt nominal Emperor of China follows
the pre edent established his prede
cessors The fact that the late Emperor
Tungchi died In the jcar he came Into1
power before h had namd his heir made
It Incumbent upon the regents one of
whom was tl e preser Dowager Erapres
to select the npxt nperor The choico
fell upon Kwangsu now on the throne
without poner The remarkable woman
who made his fortunes ruined him lu a day
when he presumed to cut lcoso from ber
guidance and call other advisers to his side
Kwangsu who has been under a cloud
since September 20 IMS Is twenty nine
Jtars old has nominally occupied thu
throne slme he was four years old and
from all that has ever been learned of
him by ihc outside world I3 not a person
of strong character but Is easily influenced
by those who may happen to have his
can He was a cousin of the Emperor
Tungchi who died In 1875 the year he
began to rule That unfortunate young
man was the son the present Dowager Em
press When ber husband the Emperor
Klenfung died Tungchi became Emperor
but be was only live years old so tho
Dowager Emprcas and the wife of the de
ceased lmptror Tslang held the reins of
government as regents till Tungchi became
of age when he died of smallpox Kwangsu
was not a relative of Tungchis mother
but he was the cousin of the deceased Em
peror and It wis her desire that he be
announced as the successor to the throne
The other Dowager Emprej s The East
ern Empress coincided In this view and
ro the child was proclaimed Emperor
For four years the two Empresses
reigned as Joint regents and then the East
ern Empress remained solo rcgeut until
March 18SD when the Emperor became of
age and was crowned The Dowager Em
press had really been the ruler of China
for twenty seven jears since the death of
her husband She is a woman of great
ability and of cultivation according lo
Chinese fctandard
It was said that she was greatly disap
pointed because Kwangsu did not develop
notable intelleet and strength of charac
ter But she lud nude him Emperor and
when under the law the time came for him
to ascend the throne the Dowager Em
press to all appearance stepped into the
background The new Emperor however
was weak and the Dowager Empress was
strong and he was nothing but a puppet
in her hands though It was made to ap
pear ho did ever thing The time came
however when lie suddenly cut loose from
the old guiding Strings and that act proved
his undoing
It was in the Hummer of 1698 that a
scries of news announcements began to
tome from Pekln which astonished the
whole world Day after day the Emperor
proclaimed reforms that were wholly In
consistent with the tlmc honorcd pollcj
and conservatism of China The fact is
that the Radi Ml reform compara
tively small in rumbers but full of en
thusiasm hil got bold of the weak joung
man The most prominent member of
this parly Kang Yu Wel convinced the
Emperor that It was time to launch China
on the path of reform So the promulga
tion of fresh Western Ideas began to be
made In a series of Imperial edicts These
edicts were twenty six In numlpr and
were Issued bclwe cn June 11 and Sep
tember u wiieu ine wowager r mpress
suddenly stepped upon the scene and rele
gated the Emperor to the obscurity from
which he has never emerged thougli nom
inally Emperor still
The Dowager Empress herself strong as
she Is could not have carried out such 1
programme an he had announced The
Emperor of China Is by law an absolute
monarch with power of life or death over
his Mibjccts but nevirthclees his authority
Is checked by the ode of Confucius jhleh
regulates the conduct of the ruler as well
as that of the people Furthermore there
ate enors who arc permitted by law
to criticise the acts of tho Emperor and
who are continually presenting memorials
reviewing the polley and acts of the gov
ernment Custom more over is a more ab
solute ruler than the Emperor himself
and not oven he may violate the laws
with impunity
The Dowager Empress nnd ber toner
ful partj compelled the Emperor tc sign
an t dict declaring that he hud summoned
her to take ngain a controlling voice In
affairs as he net Orel her great experieneo
lo help him She lost no time In annulling
every ono of his decries
It Is asserted bj many writers that this
remarkable woman Is an enemy of pro
gress and ono of the strongest bulwarks
of Chinese conservatism On the other
hand man of the most intelligent mis
sionaries and other white- men who live
v it
among the Chinese say that she Is In
favor of many reforms but Is opposed to
introducing them more rapidly than tho
condition of the empire and the temper
of Its people will safely permit
The boy who has bern proclaimed as tho
heir of the present nominal Emperor can
not become the actual ruler of the coun
try until he Is eighteen years old llo
Mould be nominally Emperor as soon as
tho prctent o cupant of the throne died
hut the government would be conducted
under n regenej There seems no doubt
that unless China Is dismembered by the
powers the present Dcwagcr Empress will
continue to rule lor jearsfo come
IIip Triliilxtor nt Ipkln
Nollllfn Hip Mnlp IK lilirlnipnt
The Secretary of State recclvpd a cable
message jesterday from Mr Conger tho
United States Minister ft Iekin contain
ing the statement thai I u Chun bad been
appointed heir to he throne of China
No further Information was contained lu
the desp itch
More complete Information concerning
the convocation jesterday Is awaited with
the greatest Interest by the diplomatic
bodj here for the character of the se
lection made as successor to the present
the dowager empress to abdicate about the j B lXZl
niltlMlTJ II1U ItllSBIHll VI IMC KJJOllab
ence Is predominant In China
The Chinese Minister here Wu Ting Fang
declared last night that bo had no official
Information of the new political situation
in China and he was Jjst a little Inclined
to doubt the news of a change of Emperors
He refused to make a statement of any
Intt iiMC Iptnipnl ArotiHpil li
MpiiiIj Spreinl of tlie IlnKiip
VICTORIA B C Jan 23 When the
steamer Mlonern left Honolulu off which
port she stopped en rout from Australia
the greatest excitement prevailed and hun
dreds of people were endeavoring to secure
passage to get away from the plague
stricken city Up to Janjary 17 there had
been thirty eight deaths anong the natives
and Orientals and one vhite woman Mrs
Boardman the proprietress of a fine arts
store had succumbed Mrs Boardman
lived in one of tho best residence sections
of the city and when the fact became
known that she hail died of the plague the
excitement became intense
It was proposed to declare a genera
quarantine and the residents were secur
ing a stock of provisions Intending to keep
to their homes but plans were changed
and the citizens formed themselves into
1 sanitary committee divided the city
Into districts and appointed volunteer In
spectors who make semi dally visits lo
every bouse In their respective districts
report every case of sickness and enforce
the most stringent sanitary regulations
Mrs Boardman is believed lo have taken
the infection from a dead rat found In
her store The peoplp of HIIo positively
refused to allow the Honolulu steamers to
call there and Sheriff Andrews lu his
capacity as health officer destroyed the
Chinese and Japanese mall and took let
ters out of envelopes and fumigated them
Attorney General Cooper went down lo
relieve him of his office but was met
by an armed mpb who refused to allow
him to land The sheriff went out to the
steamer to consult him and he loo was
refused a lauding and had to go to Hon
olulu There are 2000 Japanese on quar
antine island and o large steamers
with another 2490 wattJg to go to quar
Ten blocks In the plague infected sec
tion have been burned The business
men are about to build n wharf out into
the harbor opposite Honolulu where
goads from outside ports for other porta
of the Island can be landed and from
which sugar can be shipped
Tlic DiinnKrr Due lira Irpilerlck
lntspN liiii nt UrcMilpn
DRESDEN Jan 25 The Dowager Duch
ess Frederick of Schleswig Holsteln moth
er of the German Empress died this morn
ing She had been suffering from plcurUy
for about two weeks
Work Intprniptpil Iij the Kpi oliitlna
In Colombia
COLON Colombia Jan 25 The Panama
Canal Company has further reduced the
number of men employed on the staff It
has also reduced tho number of laborers
emplojed on the work Surveys have been
stopped A contingent of troops has gone
from Colon to Baranqullla It Is reported
that the government has 40000 men under
arms The rebellion continues
A V linrf lnliori r CeintrncN tlip
IliroiiKh it Ilt ii III te
SYDNEY N S W Jan 23 A wharf
laborer has been taken 111 of the plague
The phjslclans say that he contracted It
through a fica bito
Mr Drapers liiiiovntlon nt tin YV nli
IiikIou noil li p Unit i mlty
LEXINGTON Va Jan 23 Gen Wil
liam Draper of Massachusetts Ambassador
to Italj has established a scholarship of
International law and diplomacy zt Wash
ington and Ite University Law School
Dean Harry St George Tucker of the law
school mid General Draper were members
of Congress at the same time
A TmuMiurt lrnve s fur Vlmilln Willi
ltMIIO l Inv in Troop
SAN FRVNCISCO Jan 23 The trans
port Iennsjlvanla -sailed today for Manlli
with one million and a half in currency
and gold treasure was in charge- of
Lieut T II Lcighlc who arts as quarter
master and has a detail ot nine men
Illllllinnrrs pii iplnlloii IVllln
r lirp Clip Hull 4ronml i
BALTIMORE Jan 23 The- new as o la
tlon liaseball club has rirrlcd the war to
the tmemj s camp and when President
Hanlem returns home frum the VSpsc ho
will find the rival forces snugly ensconced
tehind tho fences he himself erected V
document was slgnul this morning I15 the
trustees of Hip Philip 11 Sadller estate
leasing to Phil Pete ruin the grounds
known as Union Park the Baltimores
giounds from Januarj 231KW to Jinuirj
23 1S01 for a cons lerallou of JIWO
Mr Peterson is one rf the s
in iip new baseball ami will
turn over his acquisition- to It upon Its In
corporation The lentil was paid in ad
vance bj Mr Pi tcrson It U proUible that
tbe new elub will iiho Unit lis H iio soarii
The State House iimnlcil Iltm
dreils of Citizen Solilieis
Itppnlillpnns Irom HnstPrn Ivpnlnrky
Aasrmlilc In Mllifitr Orilrr Tlic
IPKlslntnrc Iniploreil lo Lpliolil tlip
Icoplps V II A DpiiIiiI of Any Al
tpoipt to Iiitimlilnli Corbel 3Irn
TRANKFORT Ky Jan 23 There was
a more warljko spirit In Frankfort today
than at any time since the present con
test and tonight the town Is crowded
with eastern Kentucky men some In
State militia uniform The north side of
the State house yard is filled with sol
diers tents from the State arsenal and
a roaring campllre Is surrounded by bun
dred8 of cltizeh soldlers summoned as
witnesses to appear before the State com
mittee In the gubernatorial contest
Tho armed men arrived here In eight
een coaches on a special train this morn
ing at D oclock They marched from tho
train to the State house In military order
Here they stacked snch arms as they had
In the office of the adjutant general and
commissioner of agriculture and were
given white badges tearing Governor
Tajlors picture Former Secretary of
State Charles Flnlej moved around among
them and seemed to be giving directions
and orders Some of tho men claim that
they are under direct military orders and
came here expecting to receive new guns
and equipments from the State arsenal
When the men bad breakfasted and wblle
the members of the legislature were pass
ing to the Capitol former Secretary of
State under the Republican Admlnlsratlon
Charlns Finley mounted the State houe
steps and made a speech to lbs crowd
which tilled the Scale house yard He slid
they were citizens from all portions of the
State not partisans for there were men
from all parties there were men who wore
the blue and those who wore the grey who
had come here to petition that Justice be
done that they did not come to intimi
date but to insist that right and Justice
bo done
He suggested that Judge J R Morton
act as chairman of the mcotlng Judge
Morton did not appear and former State
Treasurer S G Sharp an ex Confederate
soldier was called for Mr Sham for
mally accepted the chairmanship and sug
gested a committee composed of C au Je
Chlnn County Clerk of Fayette a sup
porter of Gocbel at the November election
Dr Berry of Louisville Judge Catron of
Pulasu and Charles Finley of Whitcle
Resolutions to be presented to the legisla
ture were adopted with a rousing vote
Sharp and Flnlcy were appointed as a com
mittee to present then- o the legislature
The resolutions conclude as iws
We Implore them Hut tLe y do not on slight
or technical pratnU nor tlimiy or trivial ciu
lrtnit the suhvrmon ot Out rupreme law ol
the land the will of the prop We beg ot
flierm that they receue from the hiruli of our
mnirrrs and nidrt and do not rpurn
or deipi thi our carnc t addrtes petition and
remomtrance and that thpj by their considerate
action protect prcseirc and promote the aafery
and welfare and above all the honor of Ken
tncky committed to tlir keeping
Governor Talcr announced that he had
nothing to do with the bringing of the men
here They were noi under his orders and
they were here as any other citizen bad a
right to come Adjutant General Collier
also stated that the men were not under
his orders or In the service ot the State
At 6 oclock this evening Charles Finley
mado a speech to the men urging them to
he orderly and conduct themselves prop
erly Several of the men bad fired pistols
In the air in the State house jard and a
drunken man barricaded himself in the
rotunda of the Capitol building at 5 30
oclock and for an hour defied anyone to
come up the steps leading to the legislative
halls He fired on Moara Butcher a col
ored Janitor who was lighting the gas In
the lower hall but his shot went wide On
persuasion of his friends who kept under
rover while giving advice he came down
before the meeting of the contest com
A special train taking about 500 soldiers
witnesses back to their homes In Eastern
Kentucky pulled out from Frankfort at
9 oclock tonight and there is but a small
detachment of Leslie county men left
As the train was pulling out the men fired
a volley In the air as a parting salute
The long train stood some time at the de
pot waiting for the men to get on and to
make certain that no man was left who
wanted to return During this pause at In
tervals the men would draw their revolv
ers and fire Into the air As a consequence
there were few spectators to witness their
The proceedings before the contest
committee In the governors contest was
witnessed by a smaller crowd than has
jet been In attendance by reason of the
departure of the eastern Kentucky men
The tents are occupied and campflres
aro burning Ono of the men today ap
proached Senator Goebel In the senate
chamber The man had buckled around
him a large revolver What he said to
Gocbel could not be heard but he was at
once taken away by the
of the senate He refused to give his
The Trrnxnrcr lilvps it III 11 of snip
tpon Ills llirnlliirp
Ellis II Roberts Treasurer of the United
States was made the defcndiB In an ac
tion filed recently by Charles B Shaw re
ceiver for the Franklin National Bank ot
New York In this suit Mrs Roberts was
joined with her husband as co defendant
and a claim set up against tbcm for 1013
Yesterdaj the defendants filed with the re
corder of deeds a bill of sale In favor of
Edward D Morris of Columbus Ohio by
which all the furnishings of their house
1233 Massachusetts Avenue are convej d
Te cousidcratlon named was 1046
Il In li iiilt 111-
To mill -
tin 11 in IpiuiNjlvnnlii Itiillroiiil
Iiekels 111 kale tiueb auil Sunday lamurj
ami S kh1 10 nliirii until Mnielaj lamurj
3 vll tialiu tiieit Cu Jt limited
ilc Mgncu fur an e ussts in worn
s r in lliilllinorp noil lle lniii tin
II A II Miliirelii mill Minriiij
Jjniiait antl 8 gml ft icturii until fallowing
Mimlaj rktets iiI Ml all Hams cvirpt llojal
1 iinited
Snn IHpko Tnkpii by Genernl Sebvrnn
In n Tito Hours IlKht
tANILA Jan 25 General Schwan cap
tured San Diego on Sundar routing
300 Insurgents and killing slTty scvcn
Schwans casualties were ono killed and
fourteen wounded
The southern advance of the Americans
caused a concentration of 2000 Insurgents
nt Majayjay On Thursday General
Schwan occupied the heights north of the
town but nn Impassable ravine separated
the forces nnd rcconnolssances failed to
discover any fprd The Thirtieth and
Thirty ninth Infantry volunteered to at
tempt a charge but General Schwan re
fused to allow It
Mulfords battalion of the Thlrt7 nlnth
then made a detour through a forest and
crossed the ravine and the cavalry occu
pied a commanding position Meanwhile
Colonel Haj es cavalry coming up the
Tayabas Road forced the Insurgents to re
treat to the eastward without making a
Majayjay was magnificently fortified
with ravines trenches and wire entan
The white flag has not been seen In the
province of Lnguna de Bay The Inhabi
tants aro afraid the Americans wilt
abandon tho captured towns the same as
was done after General Lawtons expedi
tion last year and that the insurgents
will rcoccupy them
General Otis cabled to the War Depart
ment yesterday the details of Schwans
victory which Is accounted one of the
most Important battles recently fought In
the Philippines Otis also reported a se
ries of minor engagements tn which the
American troops were uniformly success
ful Indicting heavy losses upon the ene
my Otis cablo message follows
Manila Jan 23 1S00
Schwan concentrated Thirtieth Bat
talion Thirty seventh and Thirty ninth
Infantry at and near San Pablo Laguna
province on the afternoon of the 20th
Hayes with cavalry striking for Tayabas
by lower road Enemy had advanced from
Santa Cruz to very strongly fortified po
sitions at San Diego Majayjay and adja
cent points country very broken and
mountainous Schwan struck enemy at
San Diego In engagement lasting two
hours killed eighty two wounded large
number our casualties one enlisted man
killed fourteen wounded including three
native scouts raptured several rifles am
munition bolos and stock of uniform
On 22d Schwan pushed on through to
itllo driving enemy bnck on Majayjay
where force as reported by escaped Span
ish prisoner number between fifteen hun
dred and three thousand well equipped
and supplied had concentrated waiting
approach of troops This position Im
pregnable via roads or trails troops
worked around on either flank of enemy
when enemy retreated rapidly Thirtieth
Infantry and Cavalry In pursuit believed
that Insurgents widely dispersed Coun
try now covered by troops and force oc
cupies Santa Cruz Few minor engage
ments at other points resulting la con
siderable loss to enemy MacArthur tele
graphs that McRae struck insurgent post
In mountains northwest Porac captur
ing arsenal barracks ten cartloads pow
der and ammunition three insurgents
with rifles barracks and arsenal de
stroyed OTIS
The last ot the troops to be sent to the
Philippines reached there yesterday when
the transport Grant landed the Forty
eighth Volunteer Infantry composed of 50
officers and 1311 enlisted men The troops
under General Otis now number 6322S
officers and men The Forty eghth Is 1
colored regiment which was recrultei at
Fort Thomas Ky The regiment was
San Francisco for several wjjks
on account of smallpox arcosg the men
The Sick Juror Cannot Attend Conrt
Until VIonilny
NEW YORK Jan 23 Manhelm Brown
the tenth Juror In the Mollneux case whose
illness en Wednesday necessitated an ad
journment was unable today to leave h s
house His physician wrote a letter to Re
corder Goff saying that Mr Brown wss
suffering from a severe attack of grip as
well as from rheumatism and that while
bis condition was cot so serious 03 to war
rant any fear of his not quickly recover
ing It still necessitated a few days abso
lute rest and attention The phyllans
said that In his opinion it would be Im
possible for Mr Brown to leave bis house
before Monday next If then
When Ihc court was called to order this
morning and the polling of the Jury show
ed the absence of Mr Brown the record
er told the eleven jurymen and coucsel
that he was confident Mr Brown would fri
able to appear and continue his duties ts
Juryman In the case by Monday morning
He therefore thought he said that the
trial should be adjourned to that day
There Is considerable speculation as to
what will happen In the case ot Mr
Browns lllrcss being more serlou3 than Is
supposed The defendant In a criminal case
cannot waive the right of being tried by a
full jury and the continued Illness of one
man would make It necessary for the coart
to discharge that Jury and draw an en
tirely new one The Jury In this case hss
been described as one of the best and mo t
intelligent Juries that ever sat In a coart
in New York It took several weeks to
select It and 501 talesmen were cjllel be
fore the twelve men were chosen Much
publicity has been given to the case since
the trial began and It might take savcr
al months Instead of weeks to get another
Jury The trial Is said to have cost the
county 150000
Tlip Miprrmp Court A 111 lie AsUrel lo
tirnnt 11 W rlt of Cprtlornrl
NEW YORK Jan 23 Abram J Rose
and I- Lallin Kellogg will on Monday ap
ply to the Supreme Court of tbe United
States at Washington for a rrit of cer
tiorari directing the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals to send up the finding of
IEADVIUE Col Jan 23 The third the court martil which convicted former
of a series of dynamite explosions within
the city limits occurred earlj this morn
Ing wrecking the handsome residence of
A V Hunter the millionaire mine owner
and Hip home of J C Itltchej adjoining
The first iljnanilte explosion ottiirriil on
Suixlaj night at the tirbouate Theatre
w nil 1 111 the riar of thu building The
I sernnil occurred lu the rear of the court
I house breaking windows Xo one has as
I jet been injured In the explosion Trou
among tlic miners ts tlie rjuse
I mil Curs for Hip ltoii
CHICAGO J111 23 new manage
ment of thp Chicago and Mton Railroad
has riun orders for SOU steel can espc
dally designed for coal traffic The
pacitj of each car will te 10i1n po irds
of the slunds and buildings which the 1 In addition to the new coal ears the Alien
llonal League Club 1 ibd at I nlon 1 tompin nis purchased llftj new engine
Cant Oberlln M Carter Judges Wallace
and Shlpman of that court affirmed Judge
Lcomks oder of last October dismissing
a writ of habeas corpus
If Messrs Rose and Kellogg 3ucceed in
obtaining -v writ ot certiorari from the
Inited States Supreme Court to do which
they will nllege error In the opinion of the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals a
stay of proccediigB in relation to tho re
moval of Carter to Fort Leavenworth
Kan will be granted
shut Iij lllBlmnjlupll
CHICAGO Jati 2- Charles II Gore a
dealer In tobacco nt f60 South Jefferson
Street was shot nnd dangerously wojndd
last night by three highwaymen who way
laid him on the West Eighteenth Street
viaduct as Iip was returning from the South
Side In his delivery wagon
Ilnlpli rnlsc r iill for IIpIiioii IIjij
HVRE Jan 23 The Dutch rruisT
Zcehond ha sailed for Delagoa Bay
Fl mis IIiimIiips I iiIIpkp Silt mill lv
Census OflU Lxatnluatioo j
Price One Cent
His Scat in the House of Rcprcscu
tatires Declared Vacant
An Oirrtilicimlno Vote of 2CS o SO
tsnlnst the Kriillvinnn l roin Itnh
Prompt Rejection of lie Minoritys
iibstltllfr llpsnlullon Kitvorlnc Ift
Plllslon Inslrnil of Kxrlnslon 3Ir
Iiirptn Inienilmpiit llnle il Ont by
the llutlr V futile pppnl Krnm
the Ilri Islnii V Denrtli elf Vpplnuso
Hie cnlrrlr V Ivnotty
mt ntnrj rittly limited
Brlgham If Roberts will not represent
Utah In Congress A resolution denying
ulm membership in the House of Repre
sentatives was passed last evening by a
ote of 238 to 30 The resolution exclud
ing Mr Roberts follows
Itejolied That under the facto and circum
stances ot thli Hrigham tl lotrtt
from the state of Luh ouxht not
to have cr hold a eat in 11 limn i
and that the seat t which he was
cmico u nereoy urcUeed vacant
The vote was as follows
Ayes Messrs Acheson Adams Allen of Maine
Atwalrr llaheoek Bailey of Kansai Uaker
njrbm anipy Uarlholdt Dentoa
iwuicu 01 iiunou iioirersock
Hradley of New Tork nrantley of Ceorgii Breiz
eale Drenacr ot OM7 Itnck Itrosiu Browa
Ilrownlow Itrundcce Bull Burke of South
Ussota Burke tt Tta Itnei nft -
Maine Burnett Burton Uuiler Calderhead Cald
well Cannon taprcn thickerlng tUrk ot
Ilfssntiii llajton of Xew Tork Cochran of
lllutl Cochrane cf Xew lork Cbnnell Cooney
Cooper of VVlnonsin CorlUs Coiuina Cowhert
Cm Crawford Cromer Crowley Crump Cnim
packer Ciimmings Curtis Bale of Wisconsin
IJitj ef tv IalaeII Samuel Davenport
Stanley Daienpoit DaiiOscn DaT of Florida
Dayton I Wie Denny Dick Dolllitr Donzh
erty Dovener Dnggs of New lorr
IWjcoII Eildr Emerson Epes Escb
Pans linrer HUirerald of jrasu
chusctu Heteher lordney Foster Fowler
Fox Hfci taine Gamble Gardner of Jlichi ran
Gardner of New Jersey faston Gilwon Gilbert
Gill Gillet of New York Gillett of Maaachusetts
Gljnn Gordon Graff Graham Greene of 3Ia4
ehuwtta Griffith Grosrenor Grout Crow Hall
Hamilton llauzen Hanley Ilcatwole Hedire
Ueracnway Henry of Connecticut Henry of JIj
ausipni Henry of Texas ilenburn Hill Ilnff
ecker Hopkint Howell Hull Jack Jenkiru Jett
Johnston Jones of Virginia Jones of Washington
Joy Ketiham hleberg Kluttz Knox tacey
Lainb Landis Lane Lanhan Latimer Lawrence
u iittuTi 1110c iioju ixiiier unmtr
Loudcnstaser Loreriny Ljbrand McVIeer Jfc
Cleary JlcDowell JltLain jIcrhcroD McRae
Mahon Mann Marsh Meekiwn Mercer Mealck
M tcalf vtiers cf Indiana Miller Minor Mondell
MjoOjf of Massachmetta Moexlr cf Oregon Moon
Monran Morru JIudd Muller Naphen Nefdham
Neville Norton of Ohio Norton of
South Carolina OGrady Olmsted Otey Otjen
Cvrwtreet Packer of If ncen Ivama Parker of New
Jrey Pajne of JlUacurL Pierce of Ten
nessee Iearre of Marjland Phillips Polk Powers
Prince Puzh fjuarles Har of New York Reedcr
Rhea of V inpnia Itiilircly Itilcr Hobb Roberts
of Massachusetts Kobinsonot I diana itobinaon
of Nebraska Rucfcer Ituppcrf Russell Ityan of
New lork Itran of lennajlranla Salmon Scud
der Shaekleford Shafroth bhattuc ih ldcn
Sheppard Micnnan Showalter Sibley small
Smith of Illinois Henry C Smith Samuel W
Smith VV ilium Alden Smith Southard Sperry
Sprague Stark Steele Stevens of Minnesota
Stewart cf New JerseT Smart tf New jerk
Stewart of Uucoimn Stce SuIIowar Srdaer
Sutherland Talbert Tate Tawner Tayler of
Ohio Taylor ef Alabama Terry Thayer Thomas
of Iowa Thomas of North Carolina Thropp
Tompkins Tonjpie t nderhill Van V oorhl Vree
lanet Wactitcrr Wauaworth Wander Warner
Waters Watson Wearer Week White James
It Williams Wjlliara Elza Williams William
ot MfssuIpril iVilion of New York Wlbon of
South Carolina Wright Younj ot tearwjlvanU
Zrnor and Ziigler
Noes Mrts Adimson Allen of Kentucky
Allen ot Mississippi Bailey of Tesaa Ball Bank
head Dartlett Brewer Ilronssard ot Louisiana
Burleson Catchtnirs Chanler Ctajton of Ala-bam-
Cooper of Texas De Vrmomt De GratTen
rrid Dinsmore Elliott Fitzgerald of New York
Gatle Green of PrnnyiTanla Grunts of Georgia
Hay Howard kitchin Letcr Lewis Little
field Livinirston McCIellan Mcculloch Maddox
Ma Meyer of Louisiana N wlands Itansdell
Ita of Kentucky Kiehard oir Bobbins Robert
sou of Louiiana Sims Sljydcn Smith of Ken
tucky Snodscrass Stephen of Texas Swanson
Turner Inderwucd Wheeler of Kentucky and
Wilson of Idaho
The Snbstltntr
Before the adoption of the majority reso
lution the following minority substitute
was offered and rejected by a vote o
21 to SI
Resolved That Bnjham II Roberts having
been duly elected a lteprentatite in the Fittj
sixth Compress fiom the State of Utah with the
qualification ieniiite for admission to thu
House as such is entitled as a constitutional
ncbt to take the oath of office presented for
members elect his status as a polygamit un
law fullv cohabiting with plural we affording
constitutional ground for expulsion hut not for
exclusion from the House And if the House
shall hold with us and aweir in Mr Robert
as a member we shall as soon as recosnition
can be had offer a resolution to expel him a a
poltgamUt unlawfully cohabiting with plural
Close of the Debate
It was 3 30 oclock when the debate on
the pending resolutions was concluded
The last member to deliver a set speech
was Mr Lanham ot Texa3 At the coa
cf his address Mr Mahon ot Pennsylvania
presented the following a3 a parliamentary
First If the minority report Is adopte 1
establishing his right to be sworn in will
he be entitled to pay and privileges of the
House as a member elect
Second What procedure under the rules
of the House will be required to bring him
to the bar of the House to be sworn in
If he should fall to voluntarily appear as
he cannot b expelled until after he U
sworn in
Third If he Is sworn In and becomes a
member ot the House will his expulsion
deprive him as an ex raember under tho
luies of the House cf admission to tho
hall of the House and rooms leading
Speaker Henderson The questions will
be answered ai they come up Laughter
Mr Lacey of Iowa was then recognized
and offered an amendment to the resolu
tions ot the majority specially expelling
Mr Roberts iu terms as well as declaring
his seat vacant
Mr Tajler of Ohio made the point of
order that the amendment was not ger
mane to the resolution that proposed tho
excrch e of one great power of the House-
the exclusion of a man from Us councils
The amendment looked to the exercise of
another Ereat power expulsion They
were In no wise related and art amend
ment regarding one could not be engrafted
upon a proposition regarding the olher
Mr Lacey argued that the amendment
was germane and In any event the ob
Jection came too late as the subject of
expulsion was before the House on tho
substitute presented by the minority ami
In the report of the majority
n 1t11p11l Prom tlip Clinlr
The Speaker held that the proposition
of the majority as reported could be car
ried through bv a majority vote If th
amendment ot the gentleman from Iowa
were adopted it would require In that shape
a two thirds majority to pass Does any
gentleman believe asked the Speaker
that an amendment so changing the
character cf the original proposition U
germane thereto But the gentleman from
Iowa goes further continued the Chair
and sayi the question goes beyond tho
rules of the House that It is the highest
constitutional priv liege In that opinion

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