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L THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3 1900 3R R
t 1JIE BOER WAll CHIEF
I
GENERAL PIET JOUBERT AND HIS
BRILLIANT FEATS AFIELD
TUrne Sacocaalvo Vlctorlc In the
War of 1881 Ho AToMctl IHnndcra
While IIU Foe Fell Into ThemIlls
American Record
Copyrlcht 1859 by O L Kllmer1
T IS no less a
I surprise to the
uninitiated that
the Boers have
a real general
than tnt they
have nu nrmy as
well as the sub
lime audacity to
beard the Brit
Iish lion In the
full panoply of
his martial pow
er The affairs at
Lalngsuek and
Majuba Hill
where the Brit
ish fell down In 1881 were not military
accidents as the defeated side would
bare the world believe The English
troops went Into It then expecting to
scatter a rabble They met General
Plot Joubert and his Boer rlllcmcn
who outgeneraled and outfought them
and the scattering was all on their own
kside
y ylae i old Gladstone saw after Mnju
ba hill that It would cost England
more to conquer the Boers than all the
tax revenue from the Transvaal would
amount to In 100 years so he called off
the army and spared England the Im
pending shame of defeat and an ap
palling death roll When It comes to
the supreme clinch nil depends upbn
the man behind the gun blip the man
behind the army regulates he l clinch
iicnico it Is of first Importance to have
aerlli Later biographies of Gen
oral Joubcrt the directing mind of the
a South African force In the remarkable
first blows at Britains power call him
an American It Is said that he served
under Dupont early In the civil war
N and afterward commanded a company
of colored troops
But If I Joubert was a civilian general
to begin with that Is no reason why
I great things should not be looked for
1 In campaigns directed by him One
of the cleverest strategists as well as
hardest fighters of the Confederate
army was the civilian Forrest With
seldom more than 0000 men lie balked
Federal armies and rulnci campaigns
Joubert need do no more than that
against the British and still show
genius and perhaps win the day with
out a great battle
Names are Immaterial and It It was
not generalship It was something akin
to it which Joubert displayed when ho
beat tho British and won Boer Inde
+ pendence lu 1881 It was a rapid hus
thing campaign of but few weeks but
the British lost at every point There
t were good chances for blundering but
rr only the English took advantage of
h them They blundered everywhere
Joubert made no mistakes
In the very first engagement Bronk
horst Sprint the British numbering
204 trained men from the garrison
r were met In the open by an equal num
W1 t Boers who disputed their march
t Ward Pretoria Considering the
length of the engagement an appall
ing number of British were killed and
wounded and tho rest captured It was
a plain case of annihilating an armed
force
Tho strategy for the Boers In 1881
consisted In cutting off or Isolating the
British garrisons In the Transvaal and
keeping the outside troops beyond the
border Both ends were accomplished
ftwith marvelously little loss to the
Boers As In 1800 so In 1881 General
Joubert looked first to the occupation
of Jyalngsnck a tableland across which
runs tho road from Natal Into tho
Y Transvaal General Sir George Col
a ley was advancing from Natal to tho
Nek with 1000 British troops Tho
road at that point passes between
Majuba Hill and another height 2000
feet from Majuba Jouberts men were
posted upon both hills and General
= I Coney advanced to tho attack In broad I
daylight Ho struck at Jouberts left
on the secondary height thinking that I
V if ho carried it ho would command tho
a v para Two detachments were assigned
i V to the work one to attack the height
IP8 he other a rldgo continuing from I
Who British general supposed that
ho double attack would divide the
+ > er8 and that his columns could keep
ia touch and win an easy victory But
this was what happened Joubert
t + smashed tho column consisting of cav
alry which attacked tho height In a
twinkling hurling it back In a panic
mukor
the supporting attack on the ridge
The Boers were not hurt at all and con
centrated their fire upon the British
iIatantry i which marched up tho slope
J gainedK
K the crest where exhausted by their
i climb they were charged by tho fresh
Boers and driven down the bill at tho
g t lllt 01 tho bayonet
a f There was ample room at Lalngs
ft Mk fpra green general to blunder
Had the Boers rushed after tho retreat
w Ing cavalry following up to the firm
< II i of Infantry there would have
f bun a stand up fight In tho open In
hick failure on the part of the Boers
j JV 1PODId have been fatal But Joubert
lldtheJD In and made the English
wait their strength la climbing the
1yelp under fire
io theI I
After Ltlngsnek the situation was
t much flit Mme as It has been In this
is wary General Coney held on at tho
awaiting reenforcemenU His
t tyjnlcatlOM with the base In Natal
r > were open to Boer raiders and he
marched back with 000 troop to patrol
the road and keep It open for supplies
M4 supports to reach him The Ingo
Its rt Yet was ii eriUcal ohit aid the
British nanbaled therein full strength
Before iar could prepare toe defense
r
I Joubcrt attncfceff wltli vigor and the
battle lasted until night closed In Un
UnI
I tier cover of darkness General Colley
retreated leaving his dead and help
lessly wounded to the mercy of Jou
bert The casualties In the three tights
at Bronkhorst Sprrlt Lalngsnek and
Ingogo Hirer show on which side the
generalship lay The British loss foot
ed up 250 killed and 350 wounded
against Ii killed and 33 wounded In
the Boer ranks In view of the British
and Boer olllclnl returns up to the close
of the hardest fighting before Lady
smith these figures arc significant
Tho battle losses of the British In Octo
ber were fully 1100 killed mill wound
ed according to reports filed In Lon
don Tho reports from Pretoria show
00 Boers killed and 200 wounded In
tile long run the palm of generalship
lies with the leader who gets the lar
gest return on the smallest Investment
Joubert shut his enemies up at all
points with a loss of one to four In
battle
At Majuba Hill Joubert was outgen
eraled at the start but recovered his
grip with remarkable celerity anil
vigor The British took advantage of
the trusting nature of the Boers and
stretched the moral law There was
a truce on and proposal 1 for peaceful
settlement had been sent Into the Boer
lines Through no fault of President
Krugcr answer was delayed beyond
tho hour named but General Joubert
IB a man of peace when possible and
believing In the good faith of General
Colley he massed his troops In camp
leaving Majuba Hill unoccupied Gen
eral Colley climbed to the summit hi
the night with a strong force and at
daybreak looked down upon the Boers
In the plain below The lilll on the
side of the Boers was rocky and pre
cipitous and the situation was like
that at Little Round Tpp Gettysburg
only worse for the Doers The Con
> federates at Gettysburg bad a better
chance to dslvo the Federals from the
I key to the field than had Joubert to
get Majuba Hill from the British But
the day was lost to the budding Trans
vaal republic unless Joubert retook
the hill at once Nerve Is a sine qua
non for a general on the field and that
I Joubert displayed on the Instant at
Majuba Illll when he saw the British
flag flying from the summit There
I was no way of getting a column to
mount the rocky face of the hill But
the Boers are as sprightly as the cham
I ols of the Alps and Joubert ordered
them to climb that hill to the cover
i of the brink and from there open on
the enemy What could be accomplish
ed at long range was done and the
i British found that the hill was safer
at a distance from the brink than it
I was close to the edge where the Boers
could be watched so they tell back to
I safe positions and left tho Boers to
work unseen
Suddenly hundreds of Boer rifles
opened on tho British from points of
vantage on tho summit Although the
I British were sheltered by rocks and
ridges of earth the bullets struck
home and General Collcys men began
to grow shaky without so much as see
ing an enemy A British charge was
proposed but General Colley thought
best to wait until the Boers got excited
and rushed from cover But when that
time came It was too late for the Brit
I
ish The Boer rush was a tide not to
be stemmed and so Majuba Hill
I stands as a monument to the martial
genius of General Plot Joubert and a
1 freedom giving victory
IEren I i If Joubert Is not an American
product he Is known to many Amen
I cans for ho visited this country in
j
I 1890 One of the stories told at a re
GENERAL JOUBEItT
ceptlon given him by the Holland soci
sty In New York Illustrates his charac
ter When tho leaders came together
after Majuba Hill to sign a treaty of
peace tho British leader said to Jou
bert I never expected to make peace
with you sir
I How so said Joubert
Because said tho Briton I In
tended to drlvo you from tho country
i and settle with those who Were left
Well sir was tho sharp retort
bad it come to that pass I would have
led away all my countrymen I could
and killed those who wanted to stay
behindJoubert
Joubert tells a story to Illustrate his
contempt for British marksmanship In
rivalry with that of his followers
When Iwas a boy be says an
English regiment was quartered on
our farm One day three bartbccsts
sprang from the veldt and halt the
regiment shot at them and missed I
and two other lads brought our rifles
to the shoulder and each brought down
a beest Thats just the way we BOW
hoot the English
GEOBQX L ICtTVY1t
Dr Ball Cough Syrap isvariably
carti promptly nil catarrh aflectloei Thl won
derio ratdlcioe perform today ud hai per
formed fa the put half cenwry the ayMflut oarw
or cold la tilt tbset chest asst liege
l i HOME CURE
I FOR BLOOD POISON
j I Beware of the Doctors
Patchwork You Can
I
Cure Yourself at Home
There Is not the slightest doubt that the
doctors do more harm than good In treating
Oontnglous Blood Poison many victims of
this loathsome disease would bo much better
off today If they had never allowed them
selves to bo dosed on mercury and potash the
only remedies which tho doctors ever give for
blood poison
The doctors are wholly unable to got rid of
I I this Tile poison and only attempt to heal up the outward appearance of the
m I disease the sores and eruptions This they do by driving tho poison into the
system and endeavor to keep It shut in with their constant doses of potash
and mercury Tho mouth and throat and other delicate parts then break out
into sores and the fight is continued Indefinitely the drugs doing the system
moro damage than the disease itself
Mr II L hers 100 Mulberry St Newark ft J nays I had spent a
j hundred dollars with the doctors when I realized that
they could do mo no good I had large spots all over my
body and tllese soon broke out Into running pores and I
endured all the suffering which this vllo disease pro
duces I decided to try 8 S 8 as a last resort nnd was
soon greatly Improved I followed closely your Direc
I tions for SelfTreatment and tho large splotches on my
cheat began to grow paler and smaller and before long
disappeared entirely I was soon cured perfectly and my
skin has been as clear as glass ever since I cured my
self at home after tho doctor had failed completely
I It Is valuable time thrown away to expect the doctors
to cure Contagious Blood Poison for tho disease Is bo
I vend GontllfiloU Swifts Specific
wm S S Si FOR THE BLOOD
acts In ar entirely different way from potash and mercuryIt forces the
poison out of the system and gate rid of it entirely Henco it cures tho
disease while other remedies only shut tho poison in where It lurks forpvor
constantly undermining tho constitution Our system of private home treat
ment places a euro within the reach of all Wo give all necessary medical ad
vice tree of charge and save the patient the embarrassment of publicity
I Write for full information to Swift BpI fie Co Atlanta Ga
1ADinner I j 1 III n Seraglio 1
f We seated ourselves on cushions and
each took possession of the fiat piece
of scone which supplied the place of a
plate during the meal those articles
not In lug considered a necessary lux
i i ury In the center of the table stood a
large bowl full of white soup from
which everybody ate taking ns many
spoonfuls as they chose from the com
I mon tureen With the long handled
t wooden ladles provided for each guest
I i When this was removed a large piece
I of meat boiled to rags took Its place
and was speedily diminished under the
I
I violent treatment It received from us
all each one pulling a lump of meat
from the Joint with the fingers and
eating It off with her own fiat scone
We then had a curry of vegetables fol
lowed by the Zagazlg pudding fruit
and rice called so from a native of that
village having brought tho recipe to the
harem
haremOur
lOur meal was concluded by coffee
made In a corner of the room over red
hot charcoal In a copper pot and pour
ed thick Into small glasses fitted In
gold filigree cups The lady who made
this rather disagreeable beverage was
the same who had removed the center
dishes during dinner She was black
as a coal and bore the delightfully de
scriptive name translated to us of 1 I
Lily In the DesertGood Words
Our CUrlou Ilrnlii
A wonderful piece of self analysis
worthy of St Augustine whttji occurs
In one of John Donnes funeral ser
mons gives poignant expression to
what must doubtless have been a com
mon condition of so sensitive a brain
I throw myselt down In my cham
ber and I call In and Invite God and
his angels together and when they are
there I neglect God and his angels for
the noise of a fly for the rattling of a
coach for the whining of a dog I talk
on in the same posture of prayer eyes
lifted up knees bowed down as though
I prayed to God and If God should ask
me when I last thought of God In that
prayer I cannot tell Sometimes I find
that I forgot what 1 was about but
when I begun to forget It I cannot tell
A memory of yesterdays pleasures a
tear of tomorrows dangers a straw
under my knee a nolso In mine ear a
chimera In my brain troubles me In
my prayer
It is this brain turned Inward upon
Itself and darting out on every side In
purely random excursions that was re
sponsible I cannot doubt for all the
contradictious of a career In which tho
Inner logic Is not at first apparent
Fortnightly
Two Ilnllronil Inuei
When Its limited express trains were
put on some years ago the Lake Shore
Railway company decided to charge
extra for the privilege of riding on
them and John Newell who was pres
ident of the system at that time gavo
orders that passes halt rate tickets
etc should not be honored on the fil
ers It was not Intended of course
that tho compllmcntarics Issued to high
officials of other roads should bo void
I on the fast trains but through an over
i sight a yearly pass was sent to D W
Caldwell president of the Nickel Plate
which bore on Its face the words
Not good on Lake Shoro limited
trains
A few days after Mr Caldwclls pass
had been Issued Mr Newell received
an annual pass on the Nickel plato
with the following Indorsement
Not good on passenger trains
Messrs Nowell and Caldwell remain
ed consistent enemies until the former
died and was succeeded by the latter
as president of the Lake Shore
cago TimesHerald
Group the great enemy of childhood
succumbs at once to the soothing In
fluence of Dr Bells FlneTarHoney
Bronchial affections lose ttn > r danger
when this great remedy is at hand No
home should be without it
SUp of the Tongue
What do you sell that ribbon torr
asked a young lady In a High street
dry goods store
Eight dollars a week oh beg par
don 25 cents a yard madam
bUll 0 State Journal
Li
Some tJla Sulnrlei
Speaking of big salaries the biggest
on record xras paid to George Gould
For ten years work his father gave
him S5000030 The account went down
as for services rendered That was
at the rate of fOOOOO a year
The highest salary evor pad a rail
road president was the SOCO n year
that vent to Sir Wlillatn C Van Horn
when ho was president of the Cana
dian Pacific New York Press
urrat City Ior Prayer
A visitor to Moscow soon discovers
why It Is called the Holy City Ev
cry 200 or oOO feet there Is a cathedral
church chapel or shrine and which
ever way you look you see people
crossing themselves Until one has
seen Moscow the piety of tho place Is I
not easily understood The outsider
cannot imagine Moscow conditions He
cannot imagine church bells ringing
all the time and people praying In the
public streets at all hours of day and
night
On n Cnmel
The sensation has been likened to
that which would be felt by mounting
a stool placed on a sprlcglcss cart driv
en over a plowed field 1 found It all
that and more Next to walking bare
I foot In chains riding on camel back Is
In the eyes of the Moors the worst
degradation they can put upon their
prisoners Greys In Moorish Captiv
ity
Probably
It must have taken lots of nerve for
him to laugh and joke with the doctors
while they were taking his leg off at
the knee Didnt ho seem excited
Well I thought he talked In rather
n disjointed manner Chicago Trlh
tine
Ilie I Called lllmnolf n Meteor
The Kocky Gulch cowboy who broke
I up a show In that town by shooting at
i the actors called himself a meteor be
cause ho said ho was shooting stars
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WE CURE SYPHILIS
This tcrrlhlo Blood Poison the terror
oflIlAnklnl field readily to our aw
TUUAlilliST llowaro of Mercury
Iotiuh do jhClwA1 roln rour > yitciu
If you harp font in tho mouth or tongue
paIYne 1 IR tho iolnts sore throat hats lit
eyebrowafallogoutpimplosorhlo1e es
stomach derangement ton eyes head
Mho cte tlcranllcmcllth o ndll 1180
of this Jllool lobon Wo ollclt tho
mot obttlnato caiciVim halleDgo the
world for a care we tecnt for treatment
and cannot cure lly our treatment tho
ulcers heal the hair grows again paler
disappear the akin become healthy and
maMagolpouibleandsafe
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ThoummUof young and middleaged
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111 early abuses later excelJel mmle
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