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WORK OF ORGANIZATION
.The newly Appointed Civil- Service Com
missioner*.'consisting Of Messrs. Freud,
Quljin and McCarthy, ."held an Informal
¦ meeting yesterday and discussed a- few
•points preliminary to ¦ the .permanent or
granlxatlon. ot tho board. The Commis
sioners • ag-reed to the following propost
. tloris, which* they desired published for
RRTT^ITTP'Q " FOR aARBERa. bar.
v ' boosea.. billlant tables,
brewers. . bccttlaier*** candy-tnakers. canners.
tfy«rs. flour mills, foundries, laundries, paper-
•** n B e " r >. printers, paicters. shoe factories,
¦tablemea. tar-roof era. tann-era. tallen. eta.
BUCHANAN BROS.. -.
Ertish Manufactarerj. 600 Sacramento St
IA/. T. HE3S.
KOTAET PUBLIC AND ATTURSEY-AT-LAV.
Tenth flo-tf.. Room 1015 Clau» Spr«ckel» Bid*.
_ € . Telephoaa Brown Sn.
«««!««»«• txi California «t.. below PoiriD.
Ean Franc! *co
* , P. A. McDONAUX
• WaoleraU Dealer and ShJ?p«r ot Co*»
ojticb cv iroLaoii ax.
cor.slituted Police Department of the
eald city and county of San Francisco:
that if. J have cerved contlnuousiy as
surf) duly appointed and sworn and
qualified mesxtber of said regularly con-
Ftituted Police Department of said city
a.nd cc>UJ>ty of San Francisco ever sinca
my 6ai-1 «p;»)intment on October "S>.
15.".3. 1 was duly appointed and Fworn
and cjualilltd a? es-slstant captain oi
police of and in the said regularly
ocms*tit:;te.d Police Utpartment of .-aid
city and county- on the sth day of De
cemb<r. l&l. and I Mfred as BUCta duly
appointed end sworn a»id qualified as
.- .>*:. :.• captain of police from my said
arpolntrai-nt as euch captain of police
uMll I was fluly appointed and sworn
«jid Qualified ¦ as captain of police of
and in the rep-uJarly constituted I'ollce
l»epartment of said city and county. In
July, IS3«. I v.as duly appointed and
t-Born and qualified as captain 1 of po
lice of and in paid regularly consti
tuted Police J>opartm*nt of eaid city
and- county in July, I^D7, and I eerved
as Euch duly appointed and sworn and
qualified .captain of police from mv
paid appointment b« «uch captxUn <.>f
police until I was duly appointed and
Fworn and qualitied ac Chief of Police
of and in said repuiarly constituted
Poli«*e Department, on, the "th day of
April. I«<7. I was duly appointed and
t-worn and qualified as Chief of Police
of and in said regularly constituted
Police Department of the paid city and
county on the 7th day of April. Ifc2..
I was" duly appointed and sworn ana
qualified as Chief of Police of and in
eaid regularly constituted Police De
partment of said city and county of
Ssn Francisco on the Cth day of EV?
coml-er, IS9T. Since mv said appoint
ment as Furh Chief of Police, on the
7th day of April. 1537. I have served as
•sucli Chief of Police of and in paitl
regularly constituted Police "Depart
ment of eaid city and county of San
! Francisco, and lam now such Chief of
Police I do now hold and have held
paid rank of Chief of Police of and m
«<a.id ri-KUlarly constltued Police De
partment of said city and county ci .
t-an Fram-iPM over since my said ap
point rm-r.t as such Chief of Police, on
the 7th day of Ap»il. 1807. That It is
lit jus-t and expedient that I. your a»
plicant. hhould be so retired on a pen
sion under eatd section . thjee as
emended. .' - ¦ "^1 ?
VVith your kind permission. 1 . 1. a,vall
•myself -of this opportunity to tftnder to
your honorable hoard my benmctt
thanks for the kindness, estfcem ana
c«urt<>sy that your honorable board
has uniformly shown to me.
Hoping that this application -will. re—
ceivc your approval. 1 am, with great
esUH-rn, your obedient Fvrvant _-• ,
T>at«»d San Francisco, thin 2d day of
Januarj'. A. D. 1?00.
Tbe order, of retirement as adopted, bj
T\*hereas. I. VT. I>-ps. Chict of Police
of .ac city >nd county of Sa^ Fr&n
cisco. has duly presenUNl .to .thisi the.
Board of PoJi.ce 1 Vnsion =• Kus»«i - OJm- ¦'
miss-loners «>f the cltv and 'c-ouxxty at '-.
¦gan FrandsjSJi lil!*.appllcaU>>n lii* <Juij^_
form of law to M rctlrti'on' a p'eni^onl
under the pr^vi^lohs of section I of ;-an
act of the L<esl*hi**ure ot the Slat»:of
California entitled '"An act to crcaui
a police relief.- health and Me Insur
ance*, and Doiision. tunil. In. the 6ev«ral j
CQu:*ales. cities and crtunti<M. cities and .
t<r»-i-s of the State 4 -" approve*- March 4.
ISS9, -a* amended byaa act. of the Leg
islature ot the State of California,, en
tltled "An act to amend an. act. entitled"
An act to crcal« a polie*. relief, health
«.nd Slfe Insurance und pension fund -In
tb«* several counties, cities anjl Coun
ties, cities and towns of the State, ap
proved March 4, 18?9," approved March-
KrtOff; and - ' -' . •
Whfrea*. It now appears •to th^ eat
lßtactloa ot this, the. Hoard -of Police
Petslon Fund Commissioners of tba.
city: and county pi Bah Francisco,
¦tha.tFald I. W. L*-*-* W over CO -years of
ac-: Kri tbat he h-Sb korn ontht Ssth
day -of November, lssd; and- that h-o h-as
pervfid for t-tt'^nty yrArfl.aC.d.more In
th»» aptreßat'e.. ta.-wU: ' cu.ntinu^usly
for forty-t-tx..y«-arn and niorcti* a, H-uiy.
ajijx^iTited: and sjvo.rn and' quaJinod
raerobf r of and in the rcßUlarly consti
tuted . Police Department, of- the city
and count*}- of Saa Pi ;ir.<-:six>» Biateof
CaiirorniaV and tliaxt he-wan- <sufy ap>
Ipoimrd and tworfa au.l <iuali!l*-d a.s a
merebcr/of said" regularly ettn.stltuited
Voile© Department .on the tSth day -of
October. .-::;; a:ii -that^ne xinm. duly
«;>l -*¦::. :••¦! and sworn and quuliflied as
assistant* captain: of police pf and In
,6£ld; regxlarly- constituted Police, Pe
esrunent of- said -city -anil * county .on
the tin day o J December. 1554 : -aiid that
b» »as duly app<>4r:ted :ii-<l- worn ajnd
oi'alined 'as captaiii of police of u*nd in
the . rcg-utarty constituud Police Pc-
Ipartment of faid; city and cQ'uniy in
July.. 1557; and -that b« wis ; fluly
«ppV>lnte4 4nd '• rworn -and .Qualified
•as- ¦ Chief ¦' of rottc«'..o*f and in
raid, regularly constituted. Police .De
partment of <aid 'city anq connty. on
the 7th da,y- of April. I^7, and" also that
he jj'as duly e»i'i»ointed- aad s.w.'or-s- and
qualified as XTnlef: of Police of aiid in
paid regrulacly -copstU-uted Police De.-
part'tnent ofl-paid -city .atrd coubt^'. on
the Cth day of l>eoj?niber, 1597: and that
he now holds and.h&s hel<> the* rank of
Chief of PolU"« of and. -fo said regu
larly: constituted Kollce Department oj
eaid--city 'and county of-San K-rariclsco
fpr-the full period of more than. .ona.
year prenedlhjr thf* 2d day of January,
A. DC 1900. that is; that he has held eaid
rank continuously ever-s!nre h's: -said
appointment as euch- Chief of Polii^
on paid 7th day of AprU'.-lS?7: that' all
Xhf facts set forth in paid application
of said I. W. L*ea are true, -and that
raid I W. -L»ee« is. tsndei* B*K-t»dn ; 3
of naid act of the L? cJslature of the
State of Caltf ornra. approved March. 4.
Uiii'M amended as af oresaid, . duly
CONSTABLE JOHN E. CREED.
SAI'SALITO, Jan. 2. — Constable John E. Creed of .this place has a -pric»'oh:hls
head. 'Wherever he Roes, day or.'nlght, two stealthy forms follow, him: The
hlfrhbindors of the Yung W(iiCbmlto^-^V«, : twk^-3ilm^£6rid»tii.'^lt.
Is only a.qupstion of tim*» and opportuniiy, ; ami^ ;the Sau'salito c6ns.ta.ble: .will
fall a victim to the hatrhetmen. ¦ • .". ''- -.'. • :',•'-.'.: . ¦ -,'¦'¦: "~ r ¦..'.':-.-'•
Yesterday Creeds Chinese laundryman Informed him that a. pricij had twen:
pet on him. Creed does not teem at all disturbed ahd-promlseS a-warm time, to his
fthadow«»rs should they attempt vloteac«.-i"H« to*fpol^ri^jmajS'*nft-fi»«;led'an;
adventurous life, and no doubt will make his word g00d,;.;.: • ¦'.( - •'• -. ; : .¦•.••.'¦••.-• v
The lauttdoman, when ee<m to-night, Ftated- that.- the; trouble grew- oyt of.
Creed's capture of two hlßhhlndcrs 1 flshins bo.itp avweek ago. V-The Ghlnama.n also
cai4 flhat Town Trustee Silva w-is being watchetl by the Tdne. T%'o htehbrnaers.
Creed rxp«*ct!< that the men will call him to his <k>or pome night. and. while he
ftanrtf stlhi-uetted ngalnst the licht will "drop" him. . And' so; a reign of terror
ha* fje-en iaiUtutcd by the Chinese hatchetmen in quiet Sausali.tq:'.-. . '.-.
To Cure La Grippe In Two l>ays
Take •Laxative Bromo • Quinine -Tabfet-k All
dnjirgrlBt3>refund the money If It falls to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. tsc.
W _r"'&*?i«. Original »ad Oalr Cta-anta*. ' a
£ttnrC\ 5V 1 - fc -" w *. T « r^u****. l*s.c» u>
[utiij. *m ¦!*:». miHAn mo. •r».896]
••Yon have saved my life, snatched
me from the brink of the grave almost,
and I wish to thank you. About eigh-
teen months ago I was a total wreck,
physically. I had been troubjed with
leucprrhoea for some time, but had given
hardly any attention to the trouble.
?! At last Inflammation of the womb
and "ovaries -.resulted. and then I suf-
fered agonies/had to give up my pro-
fession (musician anti piano player),
was confined to my bed and life became
a terrible cross. My husband sum-
moned the best physicians, but their
benefit was but temporary at best. I
believe I should have contracted the
morphine habit under their care, if my
common sense had not intervened.
" One day my husband noticed the ad-
vertisement, of/your remedies and im-
mediately bought me a full trial. . Soon
the: pain in my ovaries was gone. lam
nbw-Tvell, Strong and robust, walk,
ride a wheel,.and feel like a j-firi in her
teens. I would not t>e without Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Coinporind; it
is lilt© water pf life to me. I am very
gratefully and sincerely - your well-
vvisher, and I heartily recommend yonr
remedies. I nope, some poor creature
may be helped to health by reading my
story."— Mks. Col. E. P. Eichaedson,
Mrs. Col. Richardson
* SAVED BY MRS. PINKHAM. j
FALL AT MILWAUKEE
Despite Injunctions the City Council
Passes an Ordinance Benefit
ing. Workmen. ¦ •
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 2.— ln spite of t!ie
fact that injunctions were hanging over
the heads of the Mayor, City Clerk and
members' of the Common Council restrain
ing these officials from creating the street
railway ordinance into a law, that meas
ure< over which there has been a lively
flght for -several weeks past, was finally
passed by the Common Council - at this
ev-enring*B session by- a -vote of 25 to I—six
teen' members refusing to vote. The or
dinance was immediately signed by Mayor
Rose. Further legal proceedings ' are ex
pected. .' - . ' • -
The street railway . company probably
will issue tickets at once, in accordance
iwith the provisions of the ordinance,
which calls for the sale of twenty-five
-tickets for $1. rood for certain .hours.
qualified to be retired on a pension .as
therein' provided; and it' further- ap
poarlns? to the satisfaction- of this,', thf
aforpj-alil boaril, that it is fit,. Just and
expedient that' said I. W.- Le.es- should'
be ¦ so retired ' under paid - 's*ctl6n •*
of said act of the I^ef-rialature ot '-'the
State of California, approved March i.
ISi?. as amended as au)resaid:: .
Now: therefore, it is. on this 2d day
of January; A. D, ir«)0. hereby ordered
and directed. a.nd this, the ."Roaj-d of
Follce Pension Fund Commissioners of
the City and County of San Francisco
hereby orders and directs, that said I.
\V. Lees be. and he is hereby, retired
on a -pension from further service in
the Police Department of the City and
County of San Francisco. State of Cali
fornia', as provided in section 3 of said
act of the Legislature of the State of
California, approved March 4, 1559. as
amended as aforesaid; and that said 1.
W. Lees hereafter and during his life
time be paid from the Police Relief and
Pension F*und of the Police Depart
ment of the aforesaid City and County
of San Francisco a yearly pension
equal to one half of (.^e amount of sal
ary attached to the'rank of Chief of
Police, which be, the' said I. W. I*-es,
held as aforesaid in the said Police De
partment for the period of one year
next preceding the. date of his retire
ment. ' • .¦
In retiring Chief Lees closr s almost half
a century of active consecutive work in
the PoMce Department of San Francis.co.
The department as it Is to-day In its effi
ciency is the result more of his work than
of any other man. It is due to him, that
modern methods of police work are In
voruc. Ills Ideas have not only prevailed
in the local police department, but have
been introduced into other metropolitan
systems. Through his efforts very largely
the department has grown, until now it is
the rival of any of the great departments
of the world. In the matter of experience
and of detective ability Chief Lees occu
pies the jfnviaMe. position of having few
equals in the world.
What his future 'course shall be he has
not determined. -\Vhen his -w-ish for retire
ment was honored Commissioner Tobln
wai? chosen acting Chief ..of Police.- Mr.
Tobln then delegated his duties to Captain
WlttmaxL,... . - • '¦' ><"->'•¦¦¦¦¦'¦".
OTHER OFFICERS RETIRED.
They. Include ; Two ..Captains, -Three
Seigparits and Nine of: the
Bank and File. : ¦:
j Besides the r Chief those . retired wero:
• 'aTituJn J&mes'Moran, -property cl.erk;.
Captain C. : P. Wright* clerk, to tho Chief
arid Police Commissioners:. : Sergeahia
Thomas Bjethell; Thomas.^ Fl'and<r>- and
Hujph MonaKhan;'"PbllC!Pmen- J.pspph'lJorf.
an, | Joseph: F. Murphy ..'.L. ¦"M"' : Benjamin',,
R. . T. Rathfon. Thomas . Byrnis. Maurice
Bohan. John Cohnbjly. 'Tiiomas' jIL- Dillon
'and; P^ter Cc>leman:|_ They ¦¦¦R-.orc 'all-. retired*
at their own requo.^f/.and-with thc'.cxcrp> :
tlon of Captain . Wrjlght the date of their
retirement i-was'madk t>ecfm.b'er. 3i. "VVri«ht:
will hold ofHce ur.til Jaftuary .&.;. ¦;-. ¦ " -. ." .".•
Dillon and Coleman. were ; the; only! ones
wh(j had served the' twenty -; years ; and.
were -bx^eriCO years ; of ace. Sonio -of- the
others had- served.- twenty- years '.or over. :
tut: had riot .the age .qualification, 1 - and
they all Ciiime under the disability clause.
Captain* Moran,' whose ¦ cbh'teiripfated re-
tlrement" was mentioned -exclusively. "• in
last Thursday's Call, was boTh .ijay SO,
IMS, tiid ioin6d: tho force March 'l," 1878,
hAving: thus served- nearly. . tWenty-two
years. • In : ISSB, during the 'Suiter street
raJlroa'd strike, -'he -Was-'serionsiy: injured,
and hais never entirely recovered. .lonian
was brttrr: fitted for. tho position he occu
pied, as he was not only efflciertt An the
dlseharee of bis arduous duties. -but' was
al-Rayji-i.-oiirtfi.nl!" and affable. In his man
ner to everybody who had : business In: hla
dppaftmrnt. His place wilL be hard to Jill.
Captain-. .W.rigrhfc Joined the." force- -May
23. iv*3, was apjKJlnted sergeant- pfeeember
i; IS?S. aricl clerk to; the Chief February 1,
ISO?, onthe do-jith !of Clerk ' Henley. . Hq
wiap born 6<-ptcmbeT 14 t ISM ; in- Hllisboi p.
Ohjo, B-nd ser% - ed \ett years in the army, in
the .quartermaster's-. Inspector. E-cneral-'a
an<i engrine*r"-R departments, i He .-was well
knv^'ii to- Major' <*orieral"» Miles,, who al
ways took: a lively- Interest in hlB-welfiirt-.
H> has town for- months a/ sufferer, from
rh«utnatl«cn--and lun-liuc-i. .lie was'* liked
by. all the men 4.n -the deparirheht for- his
ppn'.al. kirjdly waj'B; and.- like '.'Captain
Moran. : was a'.syays -courteous and pleas
ant to his callerr. - : '."" .- -- : ' '•"• -tv*
Se rfjeant." BMhell waa.;born Nbyembjsr 15;
' IS<2." and joined thie force November" 20,
]S7a. bc.in£- promoted" scrpcan't pecemher
27.. 1878. For over - twenty yearn his has
looked after. the'Blck memb-prs of the' de
partment' and -.Ihe -wridows.. and orphans,
arid these, duties h.<? . fulfilled admirably,
wlnninjc the love ar.d esteem of all wno
knew him.' Siiice the recent death of his
•wife- Mb health has been slowly but surely
fatHn-sr: Sergjeant Flanders vrta ¦ born
Marcb's". 1840. and. joined -t-he force April 1
£0, ISSO. so that' he only; wanted -a little
over three months to'comeunder ih'g reg.
ular clause. H« has been t-n faillnsr. health
.for. a. long; time. Sergeant Monashah has
also beeh in poor health and not fit fo-r
•active. duty.. .He was born January 'B, 1546,
Joining: the force April 14,' 1«5d.. ••
. Byme- and Connollv tvere born 'In IS+4
and Behan In 1547. Falling iipalth- is
the ¦ catuse • agsixned in. each case.-
Behan ..has for the ptjst • -els-hO venrs
kei>n bailiff in one' t>t- the-: -.-Ptil'.ee
courtt. and perfonheVJ hf» •duties 1 mp < <t
creditably. .Doran Joined the force In Vs6."
nhd had one of his hands almost cut off
abbot six. months *ko.- Benjamin joined
1 In ISS4. and recently "nad -one of hia knees
•permanently Injured. "Murphy and Rath-
Jon ace said to be dying frfm consump*
IN SOUTH AFRICA
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Courage, but to Their Wonder-
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REFORMS IN CUBA
Splendid Work Is Being
ISLANDERS WELL PLEASED
HAVANA PRESS PRAISES THE
. . ' AMERICANS
Evils. That Flourished TTnder the
Spanish TLegiine Are Being
Stamped Out as Rapidly
'' ' •'.'¦¦ as Possible.
' ' Special Dispatch to Th» CsUL
HAVANA, Jan. 2.T-General Wood had a
busy day with the public officials and the
members of the conference of representar
tiye Cubans, including Generals Rabl.
Lara, Sanguily and Batancourt and Senor
de Castro. The conference will be in ses
sion three days.
After the secretaries were sworn In they
viglH*l their - respective offices to make
theraselTes acquainted with certain de
tails before meeting again for consulta
tion.-' ' : • ¦ . ¦
General Wood believes *ach department
should have power to do.a very important
work. He will appoint a commission to
deal with each -subject .requiring, in nis
jiid-jment, . special, consideration. nnese
commissions will consist of several mem
bers and their duty will be to get the af
fairs of the island upon a practical work
ing basis of self-government. "lhe most
Important commissions will deal wita
finance and the Judiciary.
The Finance Commission will arrange a
plan 'of local taxatiou lor all the cities of
the island, which will make a majority 01
tnt-m self-supporting and will leave tna
customs receipts tor Important . public
works, many of which are badly needed.
The commission dealing with the judicial
reforms will include representative Amer
ican and Cuban lawyers. It will take
charge of the reorganization of Cuban
criminal jurisprudence and will change
the horrible prison system of the island.
although many minor evils in connection
with the prisons have already been,
abated.- Th» commission dealing with
public works will; be scarcely les» com
plete ' than tbt» others and will have its
hands full. - '¦"•''
All the Cuban notables— the members of
the especially convened conference to ex
change views with General Wood — who
were present at the meeting to-day, speak
with enthusiasm regarding the frankness
with which he developed hla plans for the
benefit of Cuba. They point out that the
Governor General has already begrun work
along several lines. General Maso said;
"The new Governor General is a man of
wonderful tact and marvelous capacity
for work. I confidently believe that h©
wUI prove a great blessing to Cuba.'
The Patrla says: "General Wood Is
obviously imbued with the best intentions.
Although the council of Cubans convened
by him is not an elected body, it never
theless does represent tho wishes of tn©
Cuban people." '?- - t
The Lucha says: "The new Cabinet con
tains men whose honest names are guar
antees that the moral and material Inter
ests o-f the country are to be conserved."
General Wood has ordered all chiefs of
the various public offices to send In lists of
their employes, setting forth nationality,
length of. service and. relationship to the
revolutionary movement. • "
morning and evening, until 1900. after
which time a 4-cent fare will rule all day.
The street railway company's present
franchise and certain other new; ones are
extended to 1334. :
Trial of Chinese.
WILLOWS, Jan. 2.— The preliminary ex
amination of Joe Touk. the interpreter for
the Sam Duck tong. charged with perjury
in swearing to a complaint against Leong
Poon. a Chinese court Interpreter of Santa
Clara County, for murdering Joe Duck
Oln. a gardener, who died mysteriously
near Orland, this county, about a year
ago, was set for hearinsr in the Justice's
Court at Orland for the lGth of this
month. The preliminary examination off
Leong Poon was set for the lath. Attor
ney William M. James of San Jose has
been employed as counsel to defend Joe
Tduk Doth Chinamen are well known
characters among the Chinese of the coast
and the cases are creating considerable
Interest. ' - '¦
rS N New Year's day the torpedo-boat destroyer Goldsborough. built by th«
I I Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works of Portland, Or., was given her buildera trial.
I I-The course down the river from Portland to Kalama was chosen for the
¦ U run The Goldsborough developed a speed of thirty-two knots an hour, tho
best time ever made 6n the Columbia. The.contract speed is thirty knota.
gone unheeded. The sum. which
is to be expended exceeds, it is
said, 5,000,000 pounds sterling
Newspaper agitation ; as . to
who is to blame for the unpre
paredness of England fof war
continues. The latest contribu-:
tion is furnished by the London
correspondent of the Manchester
Guardian, who says: "I am told
that if Lord Wolseley. is assailed
in any public fashion' lie will de
liberately reveal the actual posi
tion he has taken- in \ connection
with military armaments. He
asserts that he has been over
ruled from the first,; and/ what is.
worse, that his advice . has been,
BRITAIN NEEDS A VAST
NUMBER OF SOLDIERS
LONDON, Jan. 8— 4:45 a. m.— The morn
lng papers are unanimous in praising, the
gallantry "of the Canadian- and- Colonial
troops. " ¦ . ' • • ' ¦ .
The Times- rays: "The mother country"
will, share .with the Canadians, and Aus
tralians In the pride and. gratification they
mu?t'. feel .at the fine qualities: displayed
by their. trobDs. in this dashing ruttlia i.en-'.
gagemont.'-';. " ' ,-¦ -. ¦•¦ ;' ' ' . • ' . •'.-': • • .. '. ,'
The. Standard says: . '!The Canadians
and: Australians had been? spoiling for a
flght. 'Now they have had' their ippp'oiitu- •
riity- jatid they -have greatry-'distingui.shed
themselves, by their coolness and discip
line. From. .this /viewpoint of imperial
unity .the little .fight may .. fairly be de-
E*ribed. as :one: p.f ¦ the ; most.- gratifying
events' recorded .in the" recent history of
the British race." .' - - ' '.- ... . ¦ f ;.
''Although' the -contrhuance .of minor suc
cesses gratifies' the. British publlc.lt Is not
•forgpt that the larger aspects of the cam
paign are unchanged. As the Daily News
remark?: " .".It Is a day of- small- m«rptes.'*
'The Importance, pf both General .French
and Colonel Pllcher's victories. lies in the
effect they are likely to have on. the Colo
¦n'l-ol Dutch. ' The . latest - dispatch -from
Douglass confirms .the", earlier report that
the'l>cer laagers consist chiefly of British
pubject-s. who,, on the arrival ot' the.-small ¦
Free State commando, accepted probably
an invitntlon tqthi'ow iti .their lot with
the Boers; .thus terrorizing ¦ the loayllsts
who are now Jubilant. ¦ . ...
A Cape Town .dispatch, reports that ."the
rebels in Barkly district are demoralized
. by. the British occupation of Dordrecht.
(Should It turn out that the Dutch' rebelr
lion is thus i>eingr diminished it will be a
matter, of great relief for the British cam-
: paicn." -' ' ' . : . - ' :
The Standard remarks: "Until. the.Tu
gela has been crossed and Lady Smith re
lieved, It would be idle to. deny that the
present position in Cape, Colony is one of
very great. danger, and If, unhappily, Gen
eral Duller is- again, defeated, It-will 'be
necessary >to dispatch 100,000 additional
men to keep the Dutch in order."
Winston Churchill's estimate that 250,000
men: will be required to defeat the forces
cf the two- republics' haa been ridiculed In
many <ruarter-3>. but, as a matter of fact,
this number is almost reached,, without
tlje extra 100,000 which' the Standard fore
sees might be required. »>•.,, , rt .,- ;
Yesterday the admiralty chartered eight
more transports. When a,ll the troops
destined for South Africa join those al
ready there Lord Roberts' will be in com
mand of about 200.vn.-u men. Thirty thou
sand are now afloat or ready to embark
Military observers, In view of what these
figures mean, cannot see how the British
can fail to crush the Boers by mere force
NEAR CAMP FRERE
[Special Cable to the New York .Herald.. Copy- ]
right, IW, by James (3ordon i. Bennett. He
publication of this -dispatch' Is.', prohibited. '
. All rights reserved In the United State* and
• Great- Brltatn.J ..-••' .- •"' •• •..
LONDON, Jan.. 2: — Tho special-. • corre-".
.epondent of the Daily Mail -sends this, dis
patch:' ' • " • ¦' . . • ¦ . • •
.'. FRERE. CAMP, Jan. -2. — Testerday a.n
acivanced'.plcket of- light' lnfantrymen arid.
the South African light horse,:, stationed'
under cover hear- Hussar. Hill., observed
fifteen*' Boers, come .into the- open .beiiealh.
At -a distance; of about -fOOy-ards our men
opened fire and ; threo of- the horses were
eeen to gallop, .away riderless, w : hile..two
men' were.-- carried '- awaj'.. . apparently.
woiindedV and .the remainder, ot the fenemy
topkto cover. .-,.. : \ : ' '.V --.V '. .'. '¦
SlmultancGusly [ri, • body of - ; : Boers,, esti
mated' at 'SW. rushed' out 'from: t'he : . bushes
and rciurricid: our fajfe' Qur- smalt- fiarty
ihereupon-Tetired.' w'ltl>o,ut ; i.c,asu?ilty.: A . pa
(roi which .visited ;the .scene .some time
later was told by ! the ..natives that flve
Boers -had- been, ktyed:' and )three wounded
and that. the bodies. had;bfeen removed^. It
Is erid«nt. fronj thesudaenvappeiarance ot
a large body -of; the enainy; that' ithisy-. were
.cagnizant of t.he presence of "our-picket?
and tried -to Jure. them, into, -a: traj>;- Tiey
tlon, .The former ; jolned . the f ore* April
2, KB5, and the latter May 14, 1887. . • ¦ .
TO FILL VACANCIES
T-he Police Cpmmlis^qnera .will hold thdr
final meeting- to-nieht.. when a succeEsor
will be appointed.', to' the yacancy. caused'
by- the .retirement: %of ;. Property Clerk
Mqran. "Sexg-eant/John ' Greeni; who ¦ has.
becii Captain: Mbran's chief • assistant, la
irt.-:the direct line -of promotion, ahd.it is
antlclpawd thttt the Commissioners, will
follow the. rule -they have' hitherto adofit
ed.and give a deserving officer the reward
due- his .-faithful and^effieiertt '.services.. If
that ¦ should be,- done. Corporal : CHls, the
other assistant In' the- office,, stands' in the
line- of promotion -to •'sergeant, -and- he
richly deserves It. -There are a number of
names 'mentioned' of-pa.trblmen -who .are
/ookinc for-'pro-motlon/to'fTU.t'he -vacancies
causea -by- the retirement »'f .Sergeants
Bethell,'. Flanders an 4 Monaghan, and
many- will be disappointed. '.-¦ ° . ...
• The . vacancy caused' by; -the de.ath.' of
Lleiitepaht Nash will ¦: also .be filled' to
night. One of the names most prominently
mentioned for the place 1 Ib Sergeant .Rich-,
ard Bidwill. ,onp. of. the. most eflJcient -of
ficers in the department. He rapidly rose
to his' present -position -as- sergeant after
joining the -force, and for- a number of
years has been desk .sergeant In the" City
Prison. He is -thoroughly conversant wl.th
all the 'details, of -the police business, is
always courteous, and affable in his man-
rjer. and', his long years of. faithful and
meritorious service should entitle him to
the earnest. consideration of- .the Commis
sioners. ; "¦• • .- •" ¦;:'¦: ¦ .-.
reckoned, however,- without the'ir*host.
Last Right a force, of our mounted In
fantry approached ' close to the enemy's
position at Colcnso and fired several vol
leys,'the naval guns sending out thirty
lyddite shells. There was no' response,
though It seemed plain that the enemy
had Buffered material' loss. • • " . •
LAAGER AND FORTY
LONDON. Jan. . 2.— A dispatch • from
Dover Farm, dated January 1. says: A
mounted force consisting of. 100 Canadians
of the Toronto company and 200 Queons
landers, commanded by Colonel Rlckards,
two guns and -a horse battery under Major
de Rougemont, forty mounted infantry
under Lieutenant Ryan and 200 of the
Cornwall Light Infantry, the whole com
manded'by .Colonel Pilcher,- left Belmcnt
yesterday at noon on a march westward,
cpvering twenty miles before sunset. The
force camped at Cooks Farm, where the
troops were- welcomed enthusiastically. At
6 o'clock this morning ; the force, ap
p'roafihed 'a spot where a laager of toe
Boers was" reported.. Colonel - Pilcher.' on'
approaching, the position, which was -a
line' of; strong kopjes, detached Major
Rougemont .with the. guns, Torohto.s and
mounted infantry to work toward .the
right. ¦ making ja. turning, movement him
self .with' the Queenslanderß toward the
south of the position. The maneuver/ was
a complete success] ' The British . shells
were the flrst Indication of the '¦: presence
of the troops. The Boers left their laager
and .opened fire., but the Queenslanders,
completing the movement, the laager was
captured,' -with forty prisoners. The, Brit
ish casualties were two men killed, three]
wounded and one piisslrigV "fhe ' whole
force worked admirably. The two men
'¦killed- belonged to the Queerislander's. -,. .'
' ,BE:i^IGNT;,Cape Colony^ Ja.n^l::— X;djsV,
'patch. from/.Doyer .Fjirm;,/dated<Ja4U;?^'.
1, Bays: .-.'.•'. ' .'.. .'.-"' ." '".V. :'.: '. '-:
¦ V-Th'e Colonial: troop's who have .been
longing to tie allowed toVmeet .the.. Boers..
have' at last been given ari; qipppxtunltj
to do. so and scored.. a brilliant success.
The raid . conducted by \ Colonel Pilcher
was 'very difficult; owing to. the. fact that
¦ttoe movements of the troops' wereimme-:
diately communicated to the Boer si by.
natives.' In order- to prevent this Colonel
Pilcher, in making his forced march from
Belniont, .left, a British trooper, at every
farmhouse- with instructions not to, allow
the natives to leave their homes,, the
patrols calllnp the names of the natives
hourly Jh order- to prevent their, escape.
Iri-the maneuver, at Cooks Pilcher sent
patrols east. .One of .these, consisting, of
four -men commanded by •• Lieutenant. Adle r
suddenly encouptefed fourteen Boers, who
opened flrel ' The leutenant was .severely
wounded and Private Butler gave up his
horse In order to carry the lieutenant' out
of., range. . .Another private,, whose ¦ horse
"had bolted,' plucklly. returned .'.to render
assistance. -.'He was wounded m. "the' leg
arid his horse ' was killed; ¦ Meanwnile
• Lieutenant Ryan; who-. had worked* mag
nificently, reported' that the veldt x>n. the
right of the' enemy was clear, whereupon
Major Derougemont ordered the- guns to
a trot. They arrived within 1500 yards of
the laager, ,un!imbered and planted five
shells 'in as many minutes- within .the
laager. "• ;
"Immediately the enemy -could be seen
streaming over the kopje. They . were
completely surprised, but opened a well
directed fire.' A representative of tho
Associated Press had the prlvelege' of
carrying an order to the Toronto company
at double-quick iiuo action. • The order
was received with -treat satisfaction. The
company rushed forward until within a
thousand : yards of the 'enemy's position,
when it opened a hot. fire upon .the kopje
and completely subdued the Boer fire.
. '"The British artillery shelled the posi
tion with wonderful accuracy, while Lieu
tenant Ryan,' with mounted lnfanry.worlc
ed round and completely uncovered the
fire of the Boers, who had been ensconced
In the bushes.. " - - r}
"Meanwhile Colonel Pilcher, with the
Qi.^enslanders, taking advantage of every
cover, made a direct attack, the Aus
tralians moving slowly but surely, ajid
only shouting when they saw the enemy
retiring under their Bteady fire. The
Queenslanders behaved 'with great cool
ness, laughing and chaffing . even at tho
moment of greatest peril."
DOUGLASS, ¦ Cape Colony, Jan. 2.—
Colonel Pilcher has occupied . Douglass
without- opposition, and has been, received
with "enthusiasm by the loyalists. • .-
"Piirlng the advance the. Boer .fire sud
denly ceased. -Thirty-five Boers, hoisted a
white flag- and surrendered, .. A. portion of
the .Toronto's" moved across. the front of
the guns and" entered, the- 'laager. The
Boers -had fled. Fourteen, tents;.- three
wagons, a great store of -rifles, irhmuni
tloi', forage; saddles/'andcaip.p equipment
and. numerous ''Incriminating .papers Vyera
captured^ The Boers- lost six' killed aiid
tv.elve wounded. The Torontos stood, the
galling fire with admirable, patience", never
wasting a shot."' • • . : •' - ; . -'¦ - : . . '
-. . '.'. '• ' '...'': «¦' — — '.'-',-.
FRENCH'S REPORT OF
VICTORY AT COLESBERG
. LONDON; Jan, 2.-^Thfi success p£. Gen
eral French's ..column, is' -at- length con-,
firmed pitnclally,. the this after
"noon issuing' a dispatch (rpm Cape Town,
Monday, January ' 1, as foijows:;:" . ••¦"•-'¦ ..
.''French reports' at 2p. m.' to-day, from
Coleskop by heliograph :aaf olio wsj
¦ .-'" 'leaving >at -. ! Rehsburg i holding tha
tmerriy in front, halt of the- First Buffoliia
and. a section of the .Royal Horse Artll-?
the consideration ! of those '.who in/ tlmft
will have business with the commission: .
" 1. The comtnlseldners axe. of one mind re
. Brardins the nature- erf the proposed exam
¦ fnatlone< " The . questions .to be. asked' will •
be practical In .their character and relate
. to those matters only which -will fairly test
¦ the relative capacity, of. the persons ex
amined to. discharge the -duties, of the po
sitions to. which they seek to be appointed.' ;
.When appropriate, tests of physical qiiallfl- •
cations will also be required. This is strictly .
in accordance with the letter and spirit of '
¦ the charter. Furthermore; a« required b>
' -the charter, the -selection .of "laborers- will .
. be governed by the- priority of application, j
No political .or rellslous. opinions or affllla- ¦
tlons -will have anything to -do with any
question- propounded. '
2. The- commissioners are- unanimous in .
believing that experience .In the public ser
• vice should count, for something prpvided
• that applicants are equally competent. In
other words.' the -commissionerq-do not be-. .•
lieve that the ¦ fact" of- presentvp'r-post-em
ployment under the city 'government should .
¦ be a baf to- future employ menti provided
that the' pas-ty has- faithfully discharged
his. or- her '.public- duties. . ' '.
. ."S. Regarding the.. appointment of the chief "
•• examiner-' and" jßtcretary- of the commission.'
the commissioners all .agree .that.lt. would'
' be appropriate to- have this party "selected
' after a .fair)' open and competitive examina
tion. Although this Is' not required by the
charter nevertheless the commissioner* .be-
Ileve that the principal of the merit system
should be adepted and a beginning made
¦ in the very ofUce of the commission Itself.
Accordingly the public Is advised -.that this
position Is. open to applicants from all parts
•of the city. As required by the charter •
' they must be residents of the city and have
-actually resided in the city for at least one.'
•yeecr previous to their application.
' The n?w Board .of Education met "yes
terday afternoon at the office of Director
Cecil Mark at the City Hall, and aftor a
conference of over an hour "adjourned to
the office of- Mayor Phelan to officially in
form htm o-f thfe result of the meeting and
receive from him their commissions. Lota
were drawn to decide who should take the
long and short- terms, with the folio-wing
result: John Casfeerlv. four years: James
Denman. three yearsr Mrs. M. "W. Klncflul,
two years; C. W. Mark, one year. Thd
board will hold its first regular meeting
on Monday next," when it will elect Its
permanent officers. For the secretaryship
there are three candidates, R. P. frooe,
11. ' P.. Doolari and' Ebenezer Knowiton,
Continued Prom First Page.
STATESMEN WILL ASK UNGLE SAM
TO MEDIATE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
lery, I started thence at 5 In the after
"noon, December 31, taking with me five
squadrons of cavalry, half of the Second
Berkshlres and eighty mounted infantry,
infantry carried -in wagons, and ten guns.
I halted for four hours at Maldors Farm,
and at 3:30 this morning occupied the
kopje overlooking and westward of Coles
berg. '-. The enemy's outposts, were, taken
completely by surprise. At daylight we
shelled the laager and enfiladed the right
of the 'enemy's position.- The artillery fire
in reply was- h.ot j from a fifteen-pounder
using royal" laboratory ammunition and
other guns.- "We silenced the guns on -the
enemy'js right. flank, demonstrating with
cavalry and guns to the north" of Coles
berg, toward the Junction where a strong
laager of the -enemy was*-, holding, a "hill
position, southeast of Colesberg as far as
the Junction. ..^:\ ''!<.¦ ."•'.'
• ¦•" 'Otir position cuts the line "of retreat
via the- road and bridge. "Some- thousands
of Boers with two guns are. reported to be
retiring toward Norvalspont. '• . • ."•.*¦"*'
" "All- Remington's scouts proceeded to-,
ward.' ..' Achte.rlang -yesterday 'morning.
Slight .casualties.- about.' three killed and
few-wounded. "Details* later.' ''•¦-• '
•Brief '^-dependent messages from. Rens
burg, filed the evening' of .January 1", sup-,
plement* General Frenclh'Js . dispatch but
slightly. According- to' these/the British
were, still, shelling the- Boer position at 5
o'clock- Monday; evening-, and expected to
enter Co)rsberg to-day." The British.. losses
were three men. kllle.dajnd seven w.dunded..
No .officers .were killed of .wounded. The
Boers' • .are 'supposed ' to '.have suffered
heavily from the accuracy., of the .British
artillery fire.- General French's statement
that- -.'the Bqers were using a" flfteen
•pourider and Woolwich ammunition evi
dently 'refers tri one. of .the. British guns
captured' at Stormberg. • ' '¦ * • : - . "
The Boers' strength. in: the. engagement,
with.; Genera- French" was . estimated at
f mm 5000;tb' '700Q- rrieii. o'vi ' • ¦':'.¦' ' •' ,'¦ :'?; }: '. " ¦'¦;
BOER VERSION OF THE
.'.PRETORIA. Jan. I.— Last night (Sunday)
the llrftish in. great force attacked Com-,
rnandant Schoeman's. commando in the
Cblesberg district and tried to storm the
position. •.'¦'.. .-.;. • • ¦ .
They repeated the attack this morning,
but "were forced to retreat, , the B6er3
holding the position. The loss of the Brit
ish is not known,, but it is reported to
have been heavy,. .. : - '.""¦".'
The Boers consider it a great compli
ment to tho Transvaal that Lord Roberts
should' have. been selected toithe supreme
command of the ' British forces.
' Three British prisoners, who were taken
at Malagrov say that Captiiln.Wllson, hus
band of Lady' Sarah -Wilson. • and flye
other- officers whose names ¦• they refuse
to give, were wounded in a recent sortie
froiri Maf eking. .''..''_.
LQNDON.'-Jan.. J. — The Tin «s- publishes
the following, dated Jan. ' 2, from Lour
enzo'Marquez:. It Is asserted that. Major
Daly and forty-one - men of the British
medical "corps, who were left at Dundee
ivhen the town was evacuated, are now
on. the way from Pretoria to Delagoa
Bay. '-:':;¦ : .*. ';>-"¦•>
OVER THE SEIZURES
BERLIN, Jan. 2.— Strict silence Is main
tained in official circles regarding the
seizure of. German steamers, but ttie cor
resnpndent of the Associated Press
learns that the affair has .created an ex
tremely painful Impression in political
circles. Energetic diplomatic steps were
immediately taken in London, and the
lnadmlssabillty of the right of a British
cruiser to search a German mall steamer
on the high seas . has been emphatically
asserted. The Government is awaiting
London's response before taking further
The press continues to point out the
innovation involved in Great Britain's ac
tion in -seizing a vessel botween neutral
ports and searching for contraband
destined to further transportation In order
to aid the enemy.
The owners of the Deutsohland deny
positively- that she ¦ contained persons or
goods ¦ Justifying seizure. ; The Hamburg
Chamber of Commerce reiterates thls^ ex
pressing at the same time a firm convic
tion that satisfaction .will be demanded
and- accorded. Hamburg's trade Is suf
fering, through Buch incidents,- and this
Increases the anti-British sentiment here.
.... . * - *
BRITONS AND BOERS
FRERE CAMP, Jan. 1.-^The Boers in
quired by heliograph to-day: -. •
"Why .is- Roberts coming?. What has
Buller.done?"" *• . ' " '. ";\
\ The British replied: '. • •• ' ,
."Hotvr. did; you like our lyddite In the
late battle?". / *. . ..".'.. / , : ;>;' .-;
-. The .Boers signaled In response: ,
PROTEST AGAINST THE
SEIZURE OF A BARK
HAMBURG, Jan. 2.— Tbe Hamburger
Correspondent . announces that, the Ger
man bark Hans Wagner of Hamburg was
seized' by the British at Delagoa Bay on
December . 22^. and "that, her- owners have
lodged a complaint with the British For
eign Office." ' '. -. ' ¦'. ¦'¦¦;'•
vice principal of : to« Everett Grammar
School; ' ¦ ' • •
.. The Election Commission will meet to
day todraw for place, and, like the School
Board, will meet again on. Monday to elect
permanent ..employes. There ara several
In the flght for the. secretaryship of the
board, among .them t>. 1.. Gordon. Tom
Walsh and Lawrence Welch; " ' ¦
Whether or not Tax. Collector-elect Jo
seph. H. Scott was. a resident of this city
and. county five -years next preceding his
election • will-- be. determined- within the
next few -days. .by. Judge Seawell. -before
whom the cojrtes.t instituted by . Edward
I.Sheehan, Incumbent, went to trial yes
terday. Qn the opening of the session A.
Ruef-and Attorney Tuska. who represent
Scott, interposed a. demurrer to the com
plaint, in. which they denied the constltu-
tlonallty of .the -provision' of the charter
making five yean** residence, necessary in
•order, to legally occupy- the pbslttori
being contested.- Judge Seawell overruled
the demurrer ''and 'the- contest went : to
trial oh issues of fact. '¦
•Garret " .McEnernev. . "who- represents
Shee-han-. called Edward Hals-rey' ta the
stand. Halsey presented an, affidavit made
by County- Clerk Pflster of San Jose,-San
ta Qlara County, setting forth the fact
that Scott had registered In. San Jose on
March 10. 1593. Letters were then -pro
duced,", datid January 23, ISSS; August 23,
1595; October S. 1534, and August S, 1594.
'written by Scott .from San Jose and dt-.
rected to Benjamin Curtaz of this city re
garding dealings in retererice to pianos.
Scott at that time being.airiemb<?r of the\
firm of Scott & BrOwn, music -dealers, San
Jose. Mr. 'Scott -was the next witness."
He testified that • his- father-in-law; "Mr.
Curtaz, died In May, ISS4,-and that he
broke up housekeeping, shortly after that
and settled in this city. -James H. Don
nelly, A. A. Brown. L. I* Palmer, .A. Q.
Miller, John E. Harris, 'Andrew Young
Charles H. Nash, G. P. Btrkett and Oscar
Curtaz were called in- turn and .£ave .avL
dence regarding the tim*« they had seen
Scott In San Jose. -The'-ease goes on again
to-day. ' " . ""¦¦-.
CREED THREATENED BY
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1900
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feetda a r-rpotatten thrnt la kaewn wtw-r.
#Tt»r tb« EncJlKh Itc-rajja is igo-itx
Ccnnectad by a eovtnd paaiaxtwar-i
iV» room»-400 with bafUa.
JOHN CiptaKPA-rRICK. uuunr.