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PJ YENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1899.
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Again Delivered Methuen's Men
. tt.Modder River.
ASSAULTED BOER POSITIONS
rattle Waged Two Days, but the
Attack Was Ineffectual.
BRITISH RETIRED WITH GREAT LOSS
Thty Seelc Safety Behind Intrench
incuts, but Arc Believed to Be
at the Mercy of the In
" trcpld Burghers Ei-
' feet in England.
London, Dec. 13. General Methuen,
as expected, followed up his artillery
attack with a general assault on the
Boer positions Monday, and his report
shows that the anxiety of the public
regarding the result, occasioned by the
ominous silence of the war office, was
amply justified. The engagement was
evidently of considerable magnitude,
and the list of the killed and wounded
would be proportionate without the
compensation which a victory would
have brought, if, indeed, the affair
does not turn out to be a more serious
defeat than General Methuen admits.
The Highlanders, it is believed, have
stormed tho Boer position more than
once, while the fact that the guards
were ordered to support the High
landers' rear, looks as though tho
Boers may even have outflanked their
attackers. One report says that Gen
eral Cronje attacked the British. The
only compensation the British have
been able to discover in the disheart
ening story is in General Methuen's
statement that he maintains his posi
tion close to the Boers, arousing hope
that he will retrieve the situation.
It is apparent that the bombardment
of Saturday and Sunday did not shake
the Boer's grip on their position, and
it seems certain that they merely with
drew their guns and riflemen under
cover, while General Methuen indulged
in the usual artillery preliminaries
Monday, and that when the British
Tguns were obliged to cease firing, ow
ing to the danger of hitting the ad
vancing 'troops, the Boers speedily re
occupied their trenches and over
whelmed the Highlanders with a ter
rible fire, probably accompanying this
by an attack on the British right flank
Alarm Is beginning to be expressed
in many quarters as to the situation
of General Methuen. As the West
minster Gazette says: "If England
ever needed a victory, it is now, and
it Is to'Buller, the soldier, strong, cool
headed and reticent, that the country
looks for this victory." The other
papers are abusing thq government for
its "complacent optimism" and inabil
ity to grasp the strength of the oppo
sition it lias to overcome in South
Considerable significance attaches to
General Methuen's statement that he
is entrenching hlmself.-lndjcating fear
that the Boers may follow up their
advantage, adopt the offensive and at
tack him. Indeed, tho gravity of the
situation from the British point of
view can hardly be overestimated.
General Methuen's long lines of com
munication to DeAar are most vul
nerable. Should they be cut, General
Methuen will find himself in a very
tight place, if only from lack of sup
plies. The news of the British reverse had
a bad effect on the. stock exchange,
where there was a general relapse.
The war ofllco has received the fol
lowing dispatch from General Fors-tier-Walker
at Cape Town: "Methuen
wires that General Wauchope (Brit'
ish) was killed in action Monday."
The Boer loss on Sunday lai reported
to bo four killed and nlno wounded.
Probably thl3 Is correct, as bo genuine
attack, was, made by Geperal Gatacro's
troops, who were completely surprised
while in column. The British appar
ently simply rushed up tho nearest hill
without orders qr knowing where the
There are renewed reports of a cab
inet crisis at Cape Town, where it Ib
said that Governor Mllner is about to
act, In consequence of disclosures in
volving the ministry's loyalty.
British Retlro wJuTOfit Lou Aftei
a Kutllo AasH'dt.
Loqdon. Dec, 13,- The war office ba9
received the following dispatch from
General Methuen at Modder nvgr. dat
id Tuesday, Deo. 12.
"Our artillery shelled, a very strong
position held by the enemy in a long,
high kopje from 4 o'clock until dusk
Sunday. It rnfnedjhart) Sunday night.
The Highland brigade attacked at day
break on Monday the south end of the
kopje; The attack-was properly timed,
but failed.' The guardB1 Were ordered
to protect the Hfghlabds"' right 'and
rear, The cavalry and mounted Infan
try, with a howitzer artillery battery,
attacked the, enepiy on the left, and
the guards on the right, supported by
field artillery and howitzer artillery.
They shelled the position from day
break, and at 1115 I sent the Gordons
to support tho Highland brigade.
"The troops held their own In front
of the enemy's entrenchments until
dusk, the posl'Jon extending) including
tho kopje, for a distance of six miles
towpjda the Modder river. I am hold
ing my position and entrenching my
self. I had to face at least 12,000 men
Our loss was great"
Met No Opposition.
Frere Camp, Natal, Dec. 13. A
union brigade, consisting of English,
Scottish, Irish .and Welsh Fusiliers,
under 'General Barton, with several
caval guns, advanced and took up a
strong position three miles from Col
enso, meeting with no opposition.
A New Danger.
London, Dec. 13. Evidences ol Rus
sian activity are'noted at Ceuta and
Tangier and In Central Asia and Abys
sinia. A newspapers urges its readers
to watch the movements of Russia,
France, and probably another power,
in event of any further reverse to Brit
ish troops in South Africa.
With the Boers.
Poughkeepsle, N. Y Dec. 13. Dun
can N. Hood, a graduate of West
Point, has cast his fortune with the
South African republic. Direct infor
mation of his presence in the field has
been received here. Young Hood is a
son of the famous General Hood of
the Confederate army.
Major General Ferrcro.
New York, Dec. 13. Major General
Ferrero, G8, is dead at his home in this
city. He was born in Spain of Italian
parents. He served In the civil war,
and for bravery at Antietam he was
commissioned brigadier general of vol
unteers. In Grant's final campaign,
Including the siege, of Petersburg he
commanded the colored division or the
Ninth army corps, and on Dec. 2, 18G4,
he was breveted major general for
bravery and meritorious services.
Gold Fields Decision.
Washington, Dec. 13. A very im
portant question has just been decided
by Commissioner Hermann of the gen
eral land office governing placer min
ing upon the beach of the Bering sea,
off the coast of Alaska, at and near
Cape Nome, the new gold field. The
commissioner decides that the tide
lands In the district of Alaska are not
public lands subject to disposition to
individuals, under any of the existing
land laws or the United States.
Transports to Sail.
Sau Francisco, Dec. 13. The horso
transport Victoria has finished loading
horsey and mules for Manilla. If the
bar is smooth she will at once put to
sea. Captain Barnson has received
orders from Washington to dispatch
the transport Grant to Manilla on Sun
day with, the Forty-eighth Infantry,
the last leglrnent now under orders to
go to tho Philippines.
To Pennsylvania Stockholders.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. The hoard of
directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad
company authorized the allotment of
stock at par for 10 per cent of the
holdings of tho stockholders as they
stand registered on Tuesday, Dec. 26.
Payment Is tobe made in full between
the, 14th and oth of January, 1900, at
which latter date the provision will
Tobucqo Ppe Caused It.
Carbonado, iWash., Dec. 13 Funeral
services over '23 victims of the mine
accident were 'held here. Develop
ments, during the day proved 'that a
miner's tobacco pipe had been 'respon
sible for the disaster. Foreman Rob
ert Cox's gang fqund a corncob pipe
and a bag containing tobacco where
the miner's corpse was discovered the
Irvine, Ky., Dec. 13. At a Repub
lican Jollification Edward' Parks, tho
town marshal, was killed by Fred Ash
craft. Charles Wallace, colored, was
fatally Injured during the shooting
Ashcraft had previously given the
town marshal trouble, and he was
compelled to shoot while trying to ar
rest' them. Both were hit.
Christian chiffen at Cooks vlllo, Ills.,
was razfid by a storm.
PetrltiPu ts.dy ut a human being was
unearthed at Canton, o.
The two great whisky organizations
tt the country arq about to unite.
Charles H, Shackleton, famous In
Kentucky musical circles, Is dead.
H( RELIEVES BROOKE
,Gencr.il Wood Assigned to the Com
mand of the Division of Cuba.
WILL ACT AS MILITARY GOVERNOR.
Former to Return to Washington,
Where Ho, Will Await Orders.
Presidential Tribute to
Washington. Dec. 13. By direction
of the president, Major General Leon
ard Wood, United State volunteers,
was assigned to the command of tho
division of Cuba, relieving Major Gen
eral John R. Brooke, United States
army. Major General Wood will, in
addition to his duties as division com
mander, exercise the authority of mil
itary governor of the island.
On completion of the transfer of the
command Major General Brooke Is
MAJOn GENKIUL VOOD
ordered to repair to this city und re
port to the adjutant general of the
army for further orders vt the secre
tary of war. He will be accompanied
by his authorized aids.
In relieving Major General Brooke
the president desire3 to express his
high appreciation qf and thanks for
the faithful and efficient service ren
dered by that officer as military gov
ernor of Cuba.
Wholesale Fraud Charged.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 13. The grand
Jury of the Uuited States court has
found an indictment against 14 par
tics, alleged country merchants, on the
charge of conspiracy in using tho
United States mails in the furtherance
of a scheme to defraud. B. Frank of
Montgomery, Ala., testified that he
shipped a case of dry goods to one of
their number, nnd when he went to
find what had become of it, discovered
that it had been turned over to another
of tho crowd by the original purchaser
without having left the station.
Collision On tint River.
Pittsburg, Dec. 13. While prepar
ing to start for the south with u tow
of coal the steamer Pacific backed into
the tow of the Charles Clarke, stovlng
In her side and sinking two barges of
12,000 bushels of coal each. The Pa
cific sank In less than a minute after
Father Callaghan Dead.
New York, Dec. 13. Very Rev. Dr.
James F. Callaghan, CC, vicar general
of the diocese of Little Rock, Ark., is
dead at St. Vincent's hospital In this
city. Father Callaghan was secretary
to the late Archbishop Purcell of Cin
cinnati for more than 15 years. Tho
remains will be sent to Cincinnati.
Chicago, Dpc, 13. At a meeting of
the executive committee of tho na
tional Prohibition party Chicago was
selected as the meeting place for nnxt
year's convention on the first ballot
The vote stood: Chicago, 14; South
Bend, 4; lndlan&pqlls, 4; Buffalo, '&;
Vessel Relieved Lost.
San Francisco, Dec. 13. The French
ship LoiilB Pasteur, now out13J dayB
trbm Lltnerlck. for tills port, is believ
ed to have bpen lost; and" 25 per cent
reinsurance ts otlciqd on, her. She la
known to have been in a tearful storm
with the ship Blatira, whku was lost.
For Turgm I'rnetiffl.
San Francisco, Dec, 13. Tho battle
ship Iowa and the crqfser Philadel
phia will sail for tho south coast. Tho
cruiser Albemarle "will meet them at
Magdalona? hay. nnd tbere will be a
month of target practice.
Chicago, bee. 13. At the massmeet
fng held In the Bethel African Meth
odist Episcopal tihurcb addresses de
nouncing tho recent burnings of sus
pected colored' persons in the south
'were made, and resolutions thanking
President McKlnloy tyf his position
on the lynching question, as exempli
fled in his last message were adopted.
SENATE AND HOUSE.
Doings of the Day In Both Brunches
Washington, Dec. 13. At the begin
ning of .the session of the senate Mr.
Galllnger (N. HO presented a bill for
the codification of the pension laws.
It Is proposed that the commission
shall consist of jurists and members
of the Grand Army.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Mc
Millan (Mich.) calling upon the secre
tary of war for information as to how
many days the St. Mary's canal was
blockaded during the past season of
navigation, and requesting his opinion
as to the desirability of constructing
additional canals, was adopted. At
12:40 p. m. the senate went Into ex
ecutive session, and at 1:25 p. m. ud
In the House.
Washington, Dec. 13. When the
house met the speaker appointed a
committee to join with committees of
tho senate and District of Columbia
in preparing plans for the centennial
celebration of the establishment of the
seat of government In Washington.
The debate upon tho currency bill
was then commenced, Mr. Bell (Colo.)
being the first speaker.
He opposed the bill, devoting much
of his time to an argument against Its
banking features. Mr. Brundlge (D
Ark.l also opposed the bill, as did Mr.
Wheeler (Ky.) Mr. Fowler (N. J.),
who was a member of the banking and
currency committee of the last con
gress, said he would vote for the bill
because of the gold declaration in the
first 14 lines, notwithstanding what
In Favor or Single Tax.
Chicago, Dec. 13. Judge Thomas A.
Moran, formerly on the circuit bench,
and well known as a corporation attor
ney here and in New York, has come
out In open advocacy of the single tax
system. In a speech before the Illinois
Manufacturers' association he warmly
attacked the present revenue system,
declaring It Infamous, and claiming It
"invited dishonesty and encouraged
perjury." He held that real estate
must bear the burden of taxes.
Federal Judge Attacked.
Indianapolis, Dec. 13. The official
organ of the United Mine Workers of
America will, in its Issue, make a bit
ter denunciation of the action of Judgo
Rogers of the federal district of West
Arkansas In his restraining order
against tho miners of Texarkana. A
letter written by Judge Rogers to I.
D. Oglesby of Fort Smith, Ark., re
ferring to the West Coal and Mining
company injunction, is produced in the
Criticised tho Ktnprmr.
Berlin. Dec. 13. The event of tho
day has been Dr. Lleber's criticism in
the reichstng of Emperor William's
speech at Hamburg. The spectacle of
this cautious leader of the most Im
portant group in tho relchstag the
section that will decide the fate of the
naval bill thus severely blaming the
kaiser, is almost without parallel in
Germany military history.
Held Without Hall.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 13. The coroner'3
Jury Investigated the case of the kill
ing of Charles R. Grove in this city
last Sunday night in Grove's saloon.
Tho verdict was that Grove came to
his death from a wound Inflicted by a
gun In the hands of Thomas Collins,
that Collins had premeditated tho
murder aud that he be held without
Tin and Copper Tumble.
New York, Dec. 13. Severe further
losses were sustained by tin and cop
per Following sensational breaks in
the London market, unfavorable ad
vices from producing points In the
west, a flat refusal of buyers to pro
ceed and a bad scare among local sel
lers, tin broke 100 points and copper
about 25 points.
Prices Will Ho Advanced.
Cleveland, 0 Dec. 13. Manufactu
rers of fibie paper from the states of
New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan
and Ohio are holding a meeting here
for the purpose, it is said, of adopting
a new selling schedule. Prices will be
advanced. Fibre paper 1b tho common
Drown wrapping paper.
ttatrttllui or lhbor
Detroit, Dec. 33. Resolutions by th.o
score were offered at the session of
the Federation of Labor and referred.
One wan adopted Instructing the ex
ecutive council to arransQ for South
ern tours by traveling organizers of
the various nationals, Under the dlrec
tluu of the federation, A resolution
was also adopted urging union labels
un all government printing.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. A" committee
of Philadelphia Friends bavq begun
ih shipment of 25,000 pounds, of sup
piles for Uunfefiobqrs. or Jtussiap
quokern, in Canada 'Ihreo hundred
(.pinning wheels .ice. to he sunt latei
Before the Rapid and Triumphal Ad
vance of American Troops.
STIKRINQ CABLEGRAM FROM OTIS.
Vhousnnds of Spanish Prisoners Re
leased and Whole Provinces
Surrendering to tho War
riors From the States.
Washington, Dec. 13. General 0tl3
had some stirring news to report from
Manilla, his advices going to show that
the insurgents are, as he predicted a
few days ago, at the end of their re
sources, from a military point of view,
and are melting away before the rapid
advance of the American troops at all
points. His advices are as follows:
"Fifty men of tho navy and 50 men
of the army, transported by the navy,
took Laog on tho 10th. General Young
with staff followed the next day. He
reports that Howse, with Pennsylvania
battalion of the Thirty-fourth, follow
ed, with a portion of the Thirty-third5
infantry. They passed north to Pld
ding, east of Laog. March's battalion
of the Thirty-fourth was at Cayan,
province of Lcpanto, on the 7th. The
Third cavalry was along the coast and
in the mountains pursuing the enemy.
"General Young states his extreme
northern force passed over mountains
driving the Insurgents under General
Tlno, who was badly wounded, killing
50 and wounding many. He made
large captures of rifles and property,
with all Insurgent transportation, and
released all the Spanish prisoners in
that section, to the number of about
2,000. Our casualties were two wound
ed. Our troops are still pursuing the
remnant of Tlno's command.
"March's battalion of the Thirty
third reports from Cayan, on the 7th,
that he has destroyed Agulnaldo's
bodyguard, killed General Greggrio
Pilar, received the surrender of Gen
eral Consepcion and staff, and killed
and wounded 52 insurgents; released
575 Spanish prisoners, including 150
Friars, and captured " considerable
property. His loss was two killed and
nine wounded. My Information is that
Aguinaldo has disguised his individ
uality, abandoned his troops and Is
hiding In tho province of Ben&uet.
"Admiral Watson Informs me that
the province of Cagayan surrendered
unconditionally to Captain McCalla of
the Newark on tho 11th, all arms be
ing surrendered Major Batchelder is
90 miles south of Apparrl. Navy will
take supplies to Batchelder in launch
at once. This surrender doubtless In
cludes the province or Isabella.
"General Bates, at Zamboanga, re
ports affairs there satisfactory. Nearly
all rifles surrendered. MacArthur, at
Bayambang, reports that he holds as
prisoner of war Mablni, the ablest of
insurgents and founder of the late gov
ernment." To Fight tho Sugar Trust.
New York. Dec 13. If present plans
are carried out, the American Sugar
Refining company, commonly known
as the sugar trust, is soon to have a
new and powerful competitor. Papers
are now being drawn for the Incorpor
ation, under the laws of Delaware, of
a new sugar concern having an author
ized capital of $100,000,000 Lawyers
who are confessedly at work on the
incorporation state positively that the
new qompany will be In no way allied
with the sugar trust.
Washington, Dec. 13. The president,
sent these nominations to the senate:
Treasury William D. Bynum of In
diana, to be general appraiser of mer
chandise; William M. Hoey ut Indiana,
collector of customs for the district of
Arizona. Interior Major George W,
II. Stouch of Colorado, agent for tho
Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
ageticy in Oklahoma.
Washington, Dec. 13. The commit
tee ot the house of representatives
which Is investigating the case ot Mr.
Robert of Utah began the public ex
amination ot witnesses. Mr. Roberts
occupied a seat the fpot ot the commit
tee table, while flanking him was tho
delegation of Gentiles. Several wit
nesses from Utah testified to tho do
leuaant's polygamous relations.
Hiirntrl to Dnath.
Cleveland, Dec 13 (Jnarlcs Phlllppa
was bprned to death while sleeping
In the Excelsior laundry In a Qro which
almost totally destroyed the building.
The loss was ?q,000.
Packing llo'ii Humrd,
Elyrla, (),. Dec. 13 Fire destroyed
the. plant of tbo North Amherst Pack
ing company at. North Amherst, Tfii
loss was about (10,000.