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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1899.
Epgfaud ty'iiepiflg Over Her Long
JLjst of (suajfies,
GLQOM IN PALACE AND HUT,
Many Officers Being Noted On General
Melhuen's Fateful Roll:
MOURNERS GIVING WAY TO RAGE.
War Ofllco Being Openly Censured
For Its Alleged Mismanage
ment A Startling Report
From, Natalflint Lacks
Pietermaritzburgi Dec. 14; It Is re
ported hero that Generals Bullcr and
Clery have entered Ladysmith and
have captured 10,000 Boers.
London, Dec. 1,4. The British war
office has heard nothing of the story
of the relief of Ladysnith. The offi
cials do not credit the report, as, they
add, the relief o' the place at such an
early date, is believed, to be practically
London, Dec. 14. 'While the out
wardly calm attitude of the press and
people here during the present crisis
commends admiration, there is an un
dercurrent of' intense Indignation
against the war office and the govern
ment, which threatens to have a seri
ous addition in the blunders of the
generals and the further evidences of
the breakdown of the transport and
intelligence department, which are
daily coming to light.
It was freely predicted even In high
military circles that the South African
campaign will last until Juno. It was
also expected that General Methuen
would have to retire south of the
Orange river, as it was claimed he
could not hold out long at the Moddor
river, where his ammunition and food
supplies were not expected. to last over
a week. In fact, it was said that his
lino v of communication was probably
already cut, and it was claimed tha;
General Gatacre was similarly weak
ened by his reverse, and the revolt of
the colonists, and it was added that
ho might have to choose between a
siege and a retreat.
The papers of all shades of politics
demand the immediate dispatch of re
inforcements. Thus the radical Star
says: "The stake the Gambler Cham
berlain has thrown on the table Is not
merely South Africa, but (he empire.
It is too late to regret the game, We
have no choice but to play It, even if
It Involves sending, abroad the mili
tary. Our forces in South Africa must
be amply reinforced."
The scenes at the war office when
General Methuen's casualties were
posted were highly, dramatic. There
was a' steady Incursion of -.anxious in
quiries frpnx the moment, the doors
opened, and there was Intense excite
ment when an official appeared bear
ing the ominously long list of names.
The women present crowded eagerly
forward and Pegged for copies of the
lists. It was a memorable scene. Som?
of the women-were so overcome that
they had to be removed from the
On the stock exchange Rand mines
II suddenly jumped up m on therumors
I tiof rjnnnrnl PlArv had entered Lady-
smith, and that General Buller had
captured 3,000 Boers,
i BRITISH LOSSJSS..
Many Ofllcera Appear Iu the Ziong
Iilst of -Casualties.
London, Dec. 14. An official . report
elves the. total i number of killed,
k wounded and missing of all arms In
lithe fcpgagement of Sunday and JMon
day north of Modder river as 832.
F There were 15 officers killed and 70
b. wounded, ana in aaaiuon o are mibuj;
'and 1 is known to haye been mauo
f, prisoner. There were 650 casualties
I' among the noncommissioned omcers
and men of the Highland brigade. The
brlteade lost 10 ofllcera killed, 38
I wounded and 4 missing.
The following is the list of officers
l killed? Highland brigade Killed, Gen
eral Wauchope, Lieutenant Colonel J.
N. G. Coodo, Captain Elton, Lieutenant
Edmonds, Captain J. R. Chirk, Lieu
tenant Cox, Captain Cowan, Captain
Lamberton, Lieutenant Colonel Golf,
Major Robinson, Captain Wlngate and
Lloutenant Oowle. Thirteen others
are dangerously wounded
Second Royal Highlanders Missing,
Captain Hon. Cummlng-Bruce, Cap
tain McFarlane and Lieutenant Ram
Boy. Six wero wounded.
Tho MarqulB of Winchester of the
Coldstream Guards was killed, and 4
Second Seaforths Missing, Major
Mackenzie, Captain Brpdlo and Sur
Mounted Infantry Killed, Majors
Milton and Rayi
Modder River, Dec. 12. (Delayed.)
.Details gathered here give some Idea
of tho desperato nature of the flght
at Mngersfontein. The Highlanders
did all that most gallant troops In the
'worjd could do, but Jt was Impossible
to face tho terrible flr.e of. tho Boers.
The Bltish artillery again saved the
situation and divfded the honor of the
day trlth the Scots. The batteries
were for hours under a galling rifle
Are. According to tho Boer stories it
was impossible for the burghers to
have escaped fearful loss. All ngreo
that the Boers fought throughout with
the utmost gallantry Their sharp
shooters seldom missed the mark.
Victoria's Great Grief.
London, Dec. 14. It is stated by a
person in a position to know that, the
queen's mental anxiety gives the great
est alarm to the royal household The
tueen Insists on receiving the minut
est Information from the war office
as to the state of affairs. Yet she is
completely overcome when the partic
ulars of each engagement are related.
Even when discussing other matters,
the queen suddonly bursts into a flood
of tears and makes a pathetic refer
ence to the misery and hardship en
tailed upon her soldiers and their rela
tives, as well as upon tho Boers themselves.
. Churchill Escapes.
Lorenzo Marquese, Dec. 14. Wins
ton Churchill, the newspaper corre
spondent and former officer of the
Fourth Hussars, who was captured at
the time of the armored train disaster
near Estcourt, Nov. 16, has escaped
Dug Ills Ow;i Grave.
Berlin, Dec. 14. The Klein Journal
announces the Impending resignation
of Herr von Miqnei. It declares that
the minister of finance, in a moment
of anger, dug his own grave. His re
cent declaration made him impossible.
."Herr von Miquel, " It says, "Is no
longer the kaiser's man. He has
played a double game on the canal
bill. Ho has not only lost tho confi
dence of tho crown and of tho people,
but no ono will trust him across tho
Democrats to Contest.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 14. The state
central, executive and campaign com
mittees of the Democratic party, In
secret session, voted unanimously to
recommend a contest before the legis
lature to oust the Republican gover
nor and lieutenant governor, and en
dorse the action of minor candidates
In filing their contest before the state
Federation qf Labor.
Detroit, Dec. 14. Among the resolu
tions adopted by the Federation of
Labor were the following: Declaring
for the reduction of tho American
standing army to 25,000 men; against
permitting slavery In Hawaii, and
calling upon tho New York Sun to re
turn to conditions preceding the pres
ent strike and threatening a severe
boycott upon refusal.
Washington, Dec. 14. United States
Minister Dudley at Lima. has cabled
the state department confirming the
report of tho ratification by the Peru
vian congress.oftheextradltIon treaty
negotiated with the. Peruvian govern
ment by Mr. Dudley. The treaty now
requires the approval of tho United
Not Spnln'8 Agent;
Washington, Dec. 14. The Spanish
minister authorized tHe statement that
Carbos Rivera, who has represented
himself at Memphis as the agent of the
Spanish government for tho appoint
ment of consuls through the south and.
weBt, has no authority to act, either
from the legation at Washington or
from Madrid, direct
To Protect? German Interests.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dec. 14.
The German cruiser Stosch has left
here for Puerto Cabello, Venezuela,
upon tho urgent request of the Gorman
consul In Caracas. Tho cruiser wjll
protect the Interests of German sub
jects, which tho consul belioves aro in
danger because of disturbed state of
affairs In Puerto Cabello.
Steu'benvMej O., Dec. 14. Tho tow
boat James Moren struck a pier of the
.bridge and fdur barges wero sunk, two
turning up and fuming down the river.
(Ono Hundredth Anniversary Com
memorated at Many Points,
IMPRESSIVE SERVICES. AT HIS TOMB.
Masonic Fraternity Conduct tho Ex
ercises and President McKinley
Slakes a Fitting Address.
Washington, Dec. 14. Mount Ver
non was tho scene of tho most unique
and Impressive ceremony In Its rich
and picturesque history. Masons of
high degree from all oyer the United
States and Canada met at the tomb
of Washington in services commem
orating the one hundredth anniversary
of the death of the greatest American.
President McKinley delivered an elo
quent tribute to the memory of the
first president Senators and repre
sentatives and. high officials of the gov
ernment and distinguished private cit
izens were participants in the solemn
Later In the day, when the Masonic
ceremonies had been concluded, the
Independent Order of Red Men suc
ceeded them in honoring tho memory
of Washington with the rites of their
Exercises were opened with prayer
by Episcopal Bishop Randolph of Vir
ginia, followed by an address by the
grand master of the Masons of Colo
rado. Next occurred Impressive serv
ices of tho Masonic ritual. Grand
masters of the 13 original states form
ed in line facing the representatives of.
the other Jurisdictions, and the grand
lodge and other brethren standing in
a circle around the tomb with joined
hands. Then the grand master of Vir
ginia called upon each of the jurisdic
tions in turn for the messages and
tributes sent by them. Wreaths and
evergreens were deposited on the
President McKinley was then Intro
duced, and spoke In part as follows:
"We have just participated in a serv
ice commemorative of the ono hun
dredth anniversary of the death of
George Washington. Here at his old
home, which he loved so well, and
which the patriot women of the coun
try have guarded with loving hands,
exercises are conducted under tho
auspices of tho great fraternity of Ma
sons. The lodge In which he was In
itiated, and tho one over which he
afterwards presided as worshipful
master, accorded positions of honor
at his obsequies, are represented here
In token of profound respect to the
memory of their most illustrious mem
ber and beloved brother.
Washington a Model.
"Masons throughout the United
States, and the world, testify anew
their reverence for the name of Wash
lngtqn and the Inspiring example of
his life. Distinguished representatives
are here from all the grand lodges of
the country to render the ceremonies
as dignified and impressive as possible.
"The struggling republic for which
Washington waB willing to give his
life, and which at all times was the
object of his most .earnest solicitude,
has steadily and wonderfully devel
oped along the lines which his sagacity
and foresight carefully planned. It
has stood every trial, and at the dawn
of a new century Is stronger than ever
to carry forward Its ihlsslon of liberty.
During .all the Intervening years It has
been true, forever true, to the precepts
of the constitution which he and his
illustrious colleagues framed' for Its
guidance and government Ho was
the national architect; says Bancroft,
the historian, and but for him tho na
tion could not have achieved its in
dependence, could not have formed Its
union', could not have put the federal
government Into operation.
"The nation needs at this moment
the help of bis wise example. In deal
ing with our- vast responsibilities we
turn to him. We Invoke the counsel
,of his life and character and courage:
"Wo summon- hi? precepts, that we may
keep his pledges to maintain justice
and law, education and morality, and
civil and religious liberty, In every
part of our country, the now as well
as the old'
President McKinley was accom
panied - to- Mount Vernon by all the
members of tho cabinet now In the
city, General Mlleaand General Corbln.
At Washington's Church.
New York,. Dec14.. St Paul's chap
el, where George Washington attended
services while ho lived In New York,
was elaborately decorated for tho
most important featuro of tho com
memoration of the Ono hundredth an
niversary of tho death of George
Washington, which took iilace, there,
A procession moved from the vestry
house to the church through the
church yard. Representatives of tho
various revolutionary societies fol
lowed. Rev. Dr. Morgan Dlx conduct
ed the services.
In New Knglancl.
Boston, Dec. 14. The ono hundredth
anniversary of tho death of Washing
ton was observed at many points In
New England. Exercises were held
and flags over public buildings and
schoolhouses were displayed at half-mast
BBOUE FEELS HURT.
Ho Talks Freely of tho President's
Action Relieving Him.
Havana, Dec. 14. General Brooke
received an official dispatch informing
him that he would be relieved by Gen
eral Wood. Until that time he had
refused to credit the reports.
General Brooke feels hurt, and takes
tho president's complimentary allu
sions as perfunctory He said It was
just one year ago that he had been
assigned to duty in command of Cuba,
and that ho had put In a year of hard
work, and had sought to carry out tho
plans of the administration. Ho did
not understand that action in reliev
ing him meant a change of policy.
Regarding his personal plans, Gen
eral Brooko said: "I have become ac
customed to life in the tropics, and
shall not endanger my health by pro
ceeding directly north In midwinter.
When I reach Washington will depend
somewhat on weather conditions."
It is believed hero that all depart
ment commanders, including General
Leo, will be retired.
Call of Antl-Trustltcs.
Chicago, Dec. 14. Tho executive
committee In charge of arrangements
for tho proposed national anti-trust
conference Issued an address calling
the conference to meet In Chicago on
Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12, 1900. The
call says that "unless the criminal
conspiracies in restraint of trade,
commonly known as trusts, aro over
thrown, there will bo established In
free America a moneyed oligarchy on
tho one hand and a serfdom of the
masses of the people on tho other."
Among the signers from Ohio aro Hon.
Frank S. Monnett, S. H. Ellis, ex
Mayor McKlsson and D. W. Williams.
Coffee Will Bo Landed.
New York, Dec. 14. The board of
health decided to ailow tho coffee car
goes of tho steamers J. W. Taylor,
Ragusa, Roman Prince and tho Las
sell to be landed here. The coffee of
the J. W. Taylor, which was the only
ono of the fojr steamers to develop
bubonic plague on board, will, how
ever, have to bo roasted first
Ran a "Phony" Bnuk.
New York, Dec. 14. Louis Gourdain,
who was arrested on Nov. 29 last, was
sentenced to ono year In the peniten
tiary for running a "phony" bank.
Gourdain Is said by the police to have
figured In various lottery and "quick
money making" schemes at New Or
leans, Topeka, Kansas City and other
Marino Doctors Sail.
New York,' Dec. 14. Five marine
hospital doctors sailed on tho Ameri
can lino steamship St. Louis for
Southampton. They aro the advance
guard of a new service of the gov
ernment which Is to bo established
abroad. They will examine steerage
passengers for America.
Columbus, O., Dec. 14. Toledo Awn
ing and Tent company, Toledo, ?3,000;
Bishop Post No. 22, Department of
Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic,
Defiance; New Deal Mutual Aid association,-
Cincinnati; Rosovillo" and
Crooksvllle Gas company, Rosovllle,
Italy's Honor Sustained.
Rome, Dec. 14. In the chamber of
deputies tho resolutions of Slgnor
Barzllar, Radical, declaring the na
tional honor was .compromised by tho
recall of the Italian warships from
China, was defeated by a vote of 103
Washington, Dec. 14 Secretary
Gage has decided to anticipate the
January Interest on United States
bonds outstanding. This Interest wilt
amount to about ?C,500,000.
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Pome, Dec. 14. Tho federal assem
bly has elected Walther Hasser, Rad
leal of Wadenswell, Zurich, to bo pres
ident of Switzerland for 19.00. Ho was
vice president during 1899.
Now Swimming Record.
San Francisco, Dec- 14. At tho
swimming tournament of tho Olympic
club H. W Wldoman made a new
world'd record, making tho 25-yard
dash In 12 2-5 seconds.
Portland, Me., Pec. 14. Robert Cos
man, Jr., pastor of St. John's church,
Boston, was chosen bishop, of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Maine.
llany Bcprcs ntatives Take a Whirl
at tlio Currency Bill.
PHILIPPINE RESOLUTIONS BOB UP.
Dcmocratio Members of tho House
Agree Upon a Plan of Action
Concerning the Islands.
Washington, Dec. 14. Owing to the
Washington memorial services held at
Mount Vernon, tho hall was well nigh
deserted when the house met to re
sume tho debate on the currency bill.
By unanimous consent a bill was'
passed to extend fte tlmo for the ex
amination of monthly accounts by bu
reaus and officers of tho war depart
Two Joint resolutions on the Phil
ippines were Introduced in tho
house, as tho result of consultation
among a number of Democratic lead
ers. Tho first declares the Intention
of our purpose to recognlzo the Inde
pendence of the Filipinos and with
draw our forces, provided tho Inde
pendent government agrees to refund
tho $20,000,000 given by the United
States to Spain, and to give us a suit
able naval and coaling station and
grant In perpetuity free access to their
ports. The other resolution asks for
Information relative to the conclusion
of a treaty with the sultan of Jolo, and
provides for an inquiry by the Judi
ciary committee as to whether the
constitutional provisions against slav
ery and tho statutory provisions
against polygamy apply to the Sulu
Mr. Cox (Tenn.), who was the rank
ing member of the banking and cur
rency committee In tho last congress,
opened the debate In opposition to the
In the course of his remarks Mr.
Cox paid his respects to Mr. Gros
venor, whom he characterized as the
spokesman of tho administration on
the floor. Ho was a most adept rep
resentative of the chief executive, said
he, for when placed in a hole ho never
experienced the least difficulty In get
ting out (Laughter.)
Mr. Lanham (Tex.), opposing the
bill, said It was in effect a proposition
to change the character of obligations
of debtors without their consent.
Mr. Crumpacker (Ind.) believed it
possible that the enactment of tho
pending bill might enhance tho pros
pects of the romancer from Nebraska.
"But," said he, "If Bryan should bo
elected, "'3 law would act as a sort
of legislative straight jacket, and re
assure the country by minimizing his
capacity for evil."
SEN ATI- COMMITTEES.
Republicans Announce Some Changes
In the Personnel.
Washington, Dec. 14. Tho Repub
licans In tho senate adopted tho recom
mendations made in caucus. Tho
more important changes in the Repub
lican membership of the committees
Finance, Hansbrough, Spooner; ap
propriations, Warren, Wetmore, Car
ter; foreign relations, Wolcott; judi
ciary, Fairbanks, Smion; commerce,
Hanna, Mason, Depew; agriculture,
Foster; coast and insular survey
(new), Foster chairman, Hawley, Mc
Millan, Perkins," Wellington; contin
gent expenses, Kean, Scott; census,
Quarles, McCumber; civil service,
Baker chairman; war claims, Mc
Comas chairman, Depew, McCumber,
Kean; District of Columbia, Stewart,
"Wellington; pensions, Quarles, Mc
Cumber; Philippines (new), Lodge
chairman, Allison, Hale, Davl,B, Proc
tor, McBrldo, Beverldge; relations
with Cuba, Piatt (Conn.) chairman,
Aldrlch1, Cullozn, Davis, McMillan,
.Chandler, Spooner; Pacific Islands. and
Porto Rica (new), Eoraker chairman,
Oalllnger, Perkins, Fairbanks, Nelson
When the senate convened, Mr. Aid
rich asked for a temporary postpone
ment of the usual Thursday motion of
an adjournment over Sunday until it
could be asccrtalned-whother tho Dem
ocrats would be ready to announce
their commltteo assignments. Mr.
Halo, who had moved the adjourn
ment, withdrew tho motion.
Mr. Pottlgrew's resolution asking for
Information as to whether tho flag of
the Philippine republic had over been
saluted by tho American forces In tho
Philippine capital was called up, Mr.
Chandler moved to lay the resolution
on tho table. Mr. Pottlgrcw called for
tho ayes and noes on the motion to
lay pi tho table. Vote resulted 40
ayes to 2i noes.
TJie senate agreed to the houso reso
lution for a- Christmas holiday ad-i
Journment on Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, and
then, at 1:05 p. m adjourned. ,
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