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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1899.
British to Attack the Boers North o
Ladysmith In the Rear,
SOLUTION OF A QUEER BIT OP NEWS
Indignation nt tlio Ignorance of the
' British Intelligence Department.
President Steyn's Story of
London, Dec. 12. Tho almost com
plete absence of news from the theater
of war Increases public anxiety so
deeply stirred by Saturday's disaster.
Such scanty messages as have dribbled
through seem to Indicate that prepara
tions are about completed for simul
taneous attacks at Tugela river and
Modder river the dispatches showing
that tho British and Boers were in
touch In both directions Monday.
There is no confirmation of tne re
port of another day-long battle along
the Modder river Monday, but possibly
there has been a resumption of fight
ing, as reported by General Conje, as
the searching lyddite shell fire of Sun
day was probably a preliminary to an
A strange item of news has reached
here from Boer sources announcing
that the Waschbank bridge is dam
aged. This is taken in some quarters
as a possible confirmation of the sug
gestion that the British have made a
wide sweep, by way of Helpmakaar,
and are preparing to attack the Poors
north of Ladysmith in the rear.
A message from Naauwport shows
that General French has apparently
no inclination to withdraw his ad
vanced troops at Arundel, as It was
feared might be the result of General
Gatacre's defeat. General French re
ports that his artillery forced an ad
vance post of the Boers south of Coles
berg to evacuate its position and seek
refuge behind Vaaikop.
There is great indignation in Great
Britain at the ignorance the British
intelligence department is displaying
in estimating the Boer strength in
Qape Colony. Experts aver that 15,000
Boers will have to be driven out of the
colony before the passage of tuo
Orange river can be commenced.
The Rhodesian force advancing to
the relief of Mafeklng reached Gabe
rones Fort and found the Boers had
evacuated tho place. The Rbodeslans
are repairing the railroad as they ad
vance. The latest news from Mafeklng
shows that Baden-Powell has been
forced to reduce the rations of the
garrison and inhabitants, but water is
Storraberg, Cape Colony, is described
as a stronger position than Laing's
Nek. The only road winds through
lofty hills and flanking is Impossible.
Colesberg is also said to be an almost
impregnable position; and as no troops
are available to reinforce the columns
acting in those directions, it becomes
evident that General Gatacre's misfor
tune or error will delay the Invasion
of tho Free State perhaps some weeks.
It Is exceedingly probable that ho will
be compelled to retire on Queenstown.
If General French Is not compelled to
retreat ho will be obliged to pause in
The war office has received tho fol
lowing dispatch from General Gatacro:
"Tho idea to attack Stormberg seemed
to promise certain success, but the dis
tance was underestimated by myself
and tho local guides. A policeman
took us around somo miles and con
sequently we were marching from
0:30 p. m. till 4 a. m., and were landed
In on impossible position. I do not
consider the error intentional.
"The Boers commenced firing from
the top of an unscalable hill, and
wounded a good many of our men
while in the open plain. Their guns
were excellently served. I regret to
say that one gun was overturned in
a deep nullah and another sank In
quicksand. Neither could be extri
cated In the time available
"I am holding Bushman's Hoek and
Cyphegat. Am sending tho Irish Rifles
and Northumberland to Sterkstroom
to recuperate Tho wounded proceed
to Queenstown. The missing North
umberlands number 36G, not 306, as
Pretoria, Dec. 12. President Steyn
has Bent tho following details of tho
fight at Stormberg Junction: "Tho
"British, with six cannon, attacked the
Boers, under Swanepoel and Olivier,
and stormed tho Boers' entrenched po
sitions on tho kopjes. After a severo
fight thoy were compelled to surren
der. Tho prisoners aro Major Sturges,
six officers and 3G0 noncommissioned
officers and 'men of tho Northumner
lands, and two officers and about 250
noncommissioned officers and men of
the Irish Fusiliers. It Is impossible
to stato the number of dead and
wounded British. Tho Boers captured
threo cannon and two ammunition
Bagged Somo British.
Pretoria, Dec. 12. Six hundred and
seventy-two British prisoners were
taken at Stormberg. In tho fighting
at Modder river General Cronjo main
tained his position and captured 50
Cape Town, Dec. 12. It Is reported
that heavy firing was heard all day
In the direction of Modder river.
GALE ON 1EE LAKE?.
Fears Entertained For tho Safety of
a Fleet of Vessels.
Chicago, Dec. 12. Terrific gales were
reported from various ports on the
great lakes, and some fear was felt
for the well being of a fleet of vesselB
which left .e Straits of Mackln
Monday night. The mariners, having
lost a day in waiting for tho predicted
storm, left shelter and headed into
Lake Michigan. Later the galo broke,
the wind gauge registering 54 miles
per hour at one time. Boats every
where aro reported In or seeking
Among the boats which left the
straits were the. Viking, the Hiawatha,
the Maritana and consort, tho New
York, tho Niagara, tho Lewlston, the
Fay, the Zenith City and tho John
Mitchell, going Into Lake Michigan;
tho steamers Arthur Orr and Malietoa
heading into Lake Huron.
Fears are also entertained for the
safety of the schooner J. H. Dunbar,
which left St. Joseph, Mich., for Mich
igan City, Ind., about midnight. The
gale sprang up shortly after she left
port Tho Dunbar carried a crew of
Pounding to Pieces.
Sandusky, 0 Dec. 12. Tho steamer
Point Abino, coal-laden, is ashore on
Ballast Island reef and will probably
be a total wreck. She is pounding
hard on the rocks and is rapidly filling
with water. The crew is still aboard,
but it is believed all will be able to
Toledo, Dec. 12. A small cyclone
struck Toledo and did thousands of
dollars damage. Several Dorr street
houses were blown down, one being
totally demolished. When the cycloDC
struck the city the thermometer drop
ped 50 degrees.
Detroit, Dec. 12. A southwest wind
has been howling up tho river at the
rate of 50 miles an hour. Gales aro
reported from all parts of the lake
region. Points along tho eastern
shore of Lake Michigan report a heavy
fall of snow.
On Lake Erie.
Cleveland, Dec. 12. One of the heav
iest gales of the year prevailed on
Lake Erie. The wind blew at the rate
of 50 miles an hour. Very few vessels
ventured out. Telegraph and tele
phone lines aro badly prostrated.
Philadelphia Wunts It.
Washington, Dec. 12. Tho contest
over the place for holding the next Re
publican convention was begun at the
White House, with Philadelphia mak
ing the first effort to secure the favor
of the president. A largo delegation
saw the president and explained to
him the hopes of that city. The pres
ident expressed his pleasure at meet
ing the delegates, but said it would
be manifestly Improper for him to ex
press tho slightest preference for any
city In a contest of this character.
Fed Her Husband Ground Glass.
Detroit, Mich.,' Dec. 12. A Bpeclal
says of tho proceedings in the Sander
son attempted murder case at Mar
shall, Mich.: "Marie Robertson, the
star witness of tho prosecution, was
on tho stand and testified to having
seen Mrs. Sanderson grind glass in a
spice mill and place it in her husband's
food. She swore that Mrs. Sanderson
said to her while she was grinding the
glass: 'Marie, you think this is awful,
but I do not think any moro of doing
this than eating my breakfast.' "
A Minister's Demise.
Rochester, Dec. 12. The Rev. Fran
cis D. Hodgson, G7, a retired mlpister
o'f the Methodist Episcopal church,
died suddenly of heart disease at his
homo In Newark. Mr. Hodgson was
also a teacher in several high schools
in western New York, and from 1860
to 1867 a professor of mathematics 17
the University of California.
Now York, Dec. 12. Stephen P. An
derson, a wealthy architect and build
er, committed suicide in his office in
this city by shooting himself in' tho
head. There is no known cause of tho
act. Ho was 42 years old.
S1I A STORM
William Taylor Duly Inaugurated
Governor of Kentucky.
THE EXERCISES WERE VERY SIMPLE.
Both the Retiring unci tho New Ex
ecutive Make Brief Addresses.
Contest On For Minor
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 12. William S.
Taylor was inaugurated as governor
at noon. The crowd was much smaller
than in past years, due to the weather,
which was rainy, followed later by a
December blizzard. Tho inaugural
ceremonies were simple.
Retiring Governor Bradley In the
course of his speech, said ho hoped
the Goebel election law, which had
brought so much turmoil to the state,
would be wiped from the statute books.
Governor-elect Taylor, in his inau
gural address, said: "The verdict ren
dered by the people last November was
the mandate of the people in favor of
civil liberty. It was the triumph of
the people over a merciless, remorse
less partisan machine, erected to en
slave them." He said one of the chief
aims of his administration would be
to secure the repeal of the election
The oath of office was administered
to Governor Taylor by Chief Justice
The lately defeated Democratic can
didates for state offices began serving
notices of contests against the Re
publican candidates, who were given
certificates of election last week. Sev
eral have been served.
Columbus, O., Dec. 12. P. A. T. club,
Cincinnati; Saeltzer Woolen company,
Cleveland, $50,000; Foos Gas Engine
company, Springfield, Increase from
$100,000 to 150,000; First Association
of Spiritualists of Cleveland, Ohio;
Yarrington Oil company, Cleveland,
$50,000; Somerdale Coal company, To
ledo, amendment changing location to
Massillon; Athens Electrip and Sup
ply company, Athens, $5,000;i Co-operative
Shoe company, Chillicothe,
$4,000; Cambridge Home Telephone
company, Cambridge, increase from
$15,000 to $25,000.
Washington, Dec. 12. The Roberts
Investigating committee resumed Its
session behind closed doors. Mr. Rob
erts continued his argument on the
demurrer to the right of tho commit
tee to try him. The Gentile delega
tion was most numerous, including the
white-haired Rev. Dr. Iliff, Mr. Schroe
der, to whom Roberts interposed
rather sensational objections on Sat
urday, and tho others who have come
on from Utah to direct the proceed
ings Against him. Mormons were also
Railway Pension Fund.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. The officers
of the proposed pension fund to be
inaugurated by tho Pennsylvania rail
road have nearly completed their
work. One of the most Important mat
ters of detail is to fix the amount each
pensioner of the company Is to receive.
It is understood that this amount will
be on a percentage basis' of the salary
received during the 10 years preceding
the pension. About 1,000 employes, it
Is said, will be retired under tho pro
vision of the pension fund on Jan. 1.
Akron, O., Dec. 12. Akron has had
a bad case of the chills through a com
plete failure of its natural gas supply.
The gas, which is piped from the
West Virginia fields, gave out, ,and
residences and business houses which
have depended entirely upon gas for
heating and cooking found themselves
destitute of fuel. Men were immedi
ately sent out along the 170 miles of
pipo to find and repair the leak.
Arrest of Germans.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 12. United
States Immigrant Inspector Levy,
after a tour of lumber camps in Ar
kansas, northern Louisiana and Miss
issippi, has arrived at Galveston with
43 Germans, who are charged with
having entered the United States un
der contract. The men arrested will be
turned over to the North German
Lloyds to be sent back to Germany.
Republican National Convention.
Washington, Dec. 12. According to
reports in, circulation here, the Repub
lican national convention will be held
In Chicago tho first half of June, 1900.
Senator Beverldgo of Indiana is slated
for temporary chairman. Members of
tho national committee are arriving
for tho meeting on Friday next.
Washington, Dec. 12. The' condition
of Lieutenant Brumby remains prac
Torso Resolution of Inquiry Intro
duced In the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 12. At tho open
ing of the session of the senate reso
lutions wero reported favorably from
tho committee on contingent expenses
authorizing the committee on privi
leges and elections to proceed with in
vestigations of the election to tho sen
ate of W. A. Clark of Montana and N.
B. Scott of West Virginia, -he reso
lutions wers adopted.
Mr. Pettigrew (S. D.) offered the
following resolution: "That the sec
retary of tho navy bo, and he is hereby
directed to inform tho senate whether
the flag of tho Philippine republic was
carried by vessels in the bay of Ma
nilla, and whether the flag of the Phil
ippine republic was ever saluted by
Admiral Dewey or any of the vessels of
his fleet, at any time since May 1,
The senate received from the house
a message announcing the death of
Representative Daniel Ermcntraut of
Pennsylvania. The usual resolutions
were adopted and senate adjourned.
In tho House.
Washington, Dec. 12. The debate
on the currency bill was continued in
the house. Owing to the pressure for
opportunity to speak on tho Demo
cratic side, Mr. Richardson, tho minor
ity leader, asked that night sessions
be held for tho remainder of the week,
but this was demurred to, and it was
Anally agreed that night sessions for
debate should bo held Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday. Mr. Grosvenor
(O.) was the first speaker of the day.
In opening, Mr. Grosvenor said he had
hoped tho Democrats would meet tho
Issue presented by the pending bill,
but they wero here with tho "same
old, stale battle cry" of 16 to 1. Going
back to the platform declaration of
1896, Mr. Grosvenor produced a poll
of the members of tho committee on
resolutions of tho St. Louis convention
to show that an overwhelming major
ity favored a gold declaration before
the convention met. The only con
troversy since had been as to who was
responsible for certain verbal phrases.
Federation of Labor.
Detroit, Dec. 12. The executive
council of tho Federation of Labor re
ported its doings for the year. The
report stated that the brewery work
ers still retained some of the station
ary engineers In their unions, not
withstanding tho executive council has
declared that tho two should be sep
arated. A similar stato of affairs ex
isted between the brewers and coopers.
The Typographical and Printing Ma
chinists unions aro still at variance,
the former having decreed that the
latter must bo members of their or
ganization, which action the machin
ists refused to endorse.
Imports of Iron Ore.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. Vessels char
tered and other preparatory signs of
activity at this port Indicate that the
year 1900 will bo one of unusually
large Imports of Iron ore. It is said
that 200 vessels will bo required to
load cargoes of Iron and copper des
tined for Philadelphia from Cuba and
the European ports. Tho ore beds in
the lake regions and other mineral
territory in the United States are said
to be totally inadequate to meet tho
demand for manufactured iron and
steel products in tho coming year.
Detroit, Dec. 12. Tho Rev. J. J. Ax
tell, a Congregational preacher, and
Gus Dundero, a saloonkeeper, fought
five rounds In a prize ring at Royal
Oak to settle a controversy growing
out of a crusade against Sunday sales
of liquors. The preacher had the best
of it, but the referee called it a draw.
Another battle will bo fought in tho
Baseball Magnates Meet.
New York, Dec. 12. Tho "magnates"
of the National Baseball league began
their annual fall meeting here. Not
in years perhaps has a league meeting
been charged with so much of import
ance as the present one. First will bo
tho discussion over tho proposed re
duction of the circuit. Then tho ques
tion of rowdylBm will bo threshed over
British Steamer Lost.
London, Dec. 12. A dispatch from
Saigon, capital of French Cochin
China, Bays tho British steamer St.
Helens, last reported from Shanghai
for Singapore, has been totally lost on
tho Paracols, a group of islands and
reefs' in tho China sea, and that five
of her crew were drowned. The St.
Helens was a steel and Iron vessel ot
2,588 tons register net.
Austin, Tex., Dec. 12. W. J. Bryan
ind ex-Governor Hogg returned from
their duck hunting trip to the gulf.
Mr. Bryan found invitations awaiting
him to speak in Omaha and Kansas
City during January, and he will prob
ably accept them.
General .0th Cables the Situation to
the War Department.
SUCCESS ATTENDS AMERICAN ARMS
CommnndcrSnys Organized Rebellion
No Longer Exists, Our Troops
Being Engaged in Pur
Washington, Dec. 12. The war de
partment has received the following
Manilla cablegram from General Otis
descriptive of toe military situation
"In Bulucan province the insurgents
have been driven east to the moun
tains. Our casualties in that section
in tho last few days wero 10. The in
surgent casualties in killed, wounded
and prisoners aggregate 100. Consid
erable insurgent property, with rec
ords, arms and ammunition have been
captured. Our troops are now In the
mountains In pursuit.
"The Insurgents have been driven
from Sublg bay, und the marines now
occupy a naval station there. Our
column moving west from Tarlac is
now on the west coast of Luzon, where
it has been supplied. It encountered
considerable resistance. The column i
is now moving west from Dagupan
along the coast.
"There is no concentrated Insurgent
force of Importance in Luzon north
of Manilla. Southern Luzon will not
offer any serious resistance. Troops
are co-operating in that section.
"Organized rebellion no longer ex
ists, and our troops are actively pur
suing robber bands. All important
threatened centers of population In the
north have been occupied.
"Two thousand additional Spanish
prisoners have been secured In north
ern Luzon, making over 3,000 released
within a month; 700 are now en route
from Vlgan and transports will be
sent for the remainder."
Washington, Dec. 12. In hospital
reports which reached the war depart
ment from Manilla is chronicled the
first casualty due to falling into a
Tagal pitfall, which contained the hor
rible device of bamboo posts sot firmly
in the hole and sharpened at the top
for the purpose of Impaling tho un
wary. The American troops have fre
quently found such traps on the line
of march, especially In front of Insur
gent trenches, but instances have been
extremely rare in which the bamboo
stakes were not discovered. Tho
wounds of the victim noted aro not
Washington, Dec. 12. Apathy
among Senator Quay's friends is mak
ing the outlook in the senate rather
ominous for him. Senators Chandler
and Penrose appear to be tho only per
sons who are doing any active can
vassing in his behalf. It Is becoming
more manifest every day that Mr.
Quay has considerable canvassing to
do to make his seat In tho senate a
certainty. There are too many names
in the noncommittal column to make
the outcome certain for him at this
Fight On n Gold Democrat.
Washington, Dec. 12. Somo of tho
Democratic senators have Intimated to.
their friends that they will resist tho
confirmation of William D. Bynum to
be a member of the general appraisers
at New York. Mr. Bynum, who was
until 1896 an active Democrat, but
who participated In the campaign witn.
the Palmer and Buckner Democrats,
Is less acceptable to Democrats than
a lifelong Republican.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 12. Ed Nep
tune, a former employe of the Pacific
Express company, was arrested
charged with robbing the office of the
company in this city. Neptune denies
the charge. It is now officially repor
ted that the robber carried away $2,400
In cash and $4,000 worth of money or
ders and other valuables.
Lend and Zinc Found.
St Louis, Dec. 12. Lead and zinc
have been discovered in the vicinity
of Centaur, St. Louis county, about 40
miles from thiBvclty, and preparations
have been completed to mine it on a
large scale. The ore is said to be
A Delawaro Proxy.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 12. General
James H. Wilson, who is in Cuba with
his command, has Bent to Henry B,
Thompson of this city his proxy as
member of tho Republican national
commltteo for this state, and Mr.
Thompson, who belongs to the Dupont
regular Republicans, will attend tho
meeting In Washington on Friday.