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THE ETENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLB, KY., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1599.
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BOERS' VERSION 'OF IT.
fifory of General fiuiieVs 'tester
Told In the Official Keport, (
tfOL I IT A MOST CRUSHING DEFEAT.
Coni;calc,d Burghers Waited Until tho
ICnglish Troops Camo Up Under
tho Very Muzzle of the
Pretprla, Dec. 25. General Scbalk
berger's report of the battle at Tugeja
river, dispatched from the head laager,
Dec. 1G, says:
"Friday, at dawn, the day long ex
pected arrived. The Pretoria detach
ment of artillery gave the alarm. Gen
eral Bullcr's Ladysmith relief column
was in battle array advancing on the
Boer positions close to the Tugela and
Colenso. The center consisted of an
immense crowd of infantry. Flanked
on each side by two batteries were
strong bodies of cavalry supporting.
Tho Boer artillery preserved absolute
silence, not disclosing its position.
"Two batteries came within rifle dis
tancp of our foremost position, and
tho Boers then opened fire with deadly
effect. Our artillery also commenced
and apparently absolutely confused
the enemy, who were allowed to think
the bridge was open for them to cross.
Their right flank in the meantime at
tacked the Boers' southernmost posi
tion, but the Mauser rjfle Are was so
tremendous that they were rolled back
like a spent wave, leaving ridges of
dead and dying humanity behind.
"Again the British advanced to at
tack, but again fell back, swelling tho
heaps of dead. The cavalry charged
to the river, where the Ermoto com
mando delivered such a murderous Are
that two batteries of cannon had to be
abandoned, which the Boers brought
here. Twice the British essayed to
bring horses to remove them. The first
time they succeeded in hitching onto
one cannon, and on the second trial
the horses and men fell in a heap.
"Then the British were in full re
treat to their camp, whence they sent'
a heavy shrapnel Are on Bulwer bridge
across the Tugela, to prevent tho
burghers from recoyering the cannon.
"The French attache, Villebois, and
the German attache, Braun, say the
fight could not have been Improved
upon by tho armies of Europe. Gen
erals Botha and Trichart were always
at -the most dangerous points of the
fighting. Ambulances removed the
English dead and wounded.
"Such a tremendous cannonade has
seldom been heard. The veldt for
miles was covered with dead and
wounded. It was a most crushing Brit
ish defeat Nine of the cannon have
since been brought across the river.
The British asked for an and were
granted an armistice. The Boers Io3t
30 men killed or wounded."
Omaha, Dec. 25. The Bee says:
There is something more than a like
lihood that the pro-Boer agitation now
so general throughout the United
States will lead to the resuscitation of
the once celebrated organization
among Irish-Americans known as tho
Fenians, which planned and executed
an invasion of Canada in 18G6, out of
.hatred of England for wrongs that for
7Q0 years had been inflicted upon Ire
land. Intimations have reached pina
na from other cities that an address
calling for a renewal of the Fenian
organization and tho Clan Na Gael
had been sent out from this city to
enthusiast!? Irish-Americans. In ofher
places. Conferences With a nuinber pf
Irish-Americans disclosed the fact that
th9 movement is quite general among
them; that there should be sdrae or
feanlzfatlon among them which could
make its existence effective, if only
by a threat of repeating tho Fehlah
i.nValon of 1866, as it would deter the
British froni sending any more troops
Selziiro of American Flour.
Washington, Dec 25. Secretary of
State Hky will have a thorough Inves
tigation made of tho reported seizure
by BrltiBh cruisers of several cargoes
of American flour off Delagoa bay.
South Africa. Instruqtions have been
sent to the American consul at Lorenzo
Marqueso, Portuguese. South Africa,
directing him to make a thorough In
quiry. Ambassador Choate has also
been Instructed to make inquiries in
Pretoria, Dec. 25. The government
is much concerned about tlio escape ofr
Winston (Jhurchlll and the officials are
dolnk thprr utn'st i$ discover bow he
gpt .away. Tho officials hove InuM
tutefl a house to houso search for in
criminating papers. The Volkstem as
serts that he escaped disguised as 3
iobK 10 THE BOATS.
Score of the Crew of u Stranded Brit
ish Stoamcr Drowned.
Cape Henry, Va..,, .Dec. 5. The
weather bureau officials at Hatteras,
N. C, repQrts that te British steam-,
ship A'riosto, Captain Berries, from
Galveston to Norfolk for coal, thence
to Hamburg, loaded with cdttbn, corn,
Wheat and meal, stranded on Ocracoke
beach, seven miles south of the Hat
teras weather bureau offlce. Sh'e car
ried a crow of 30 men. Twenty-one
men abandoned the steamer and took
to the boats soon after she stranded.
The boats were wrecked in the heavy
seas, and the entire 21 were drownded.
Captain Barnes and the remaining
eight men were taken from the ship
by Captain James Howard and crew of
the Ocracoke life-saving station. The
rescue was effected with difficulty, ow
ing to the heavy sea, the landing tak
ing almost the entire day. Captain
Barnes and the eight surviving mem
bers of the crew are now being cared
for at the Ocracoke life-saving station.
Some water is making In the hold of
the vessel, but she is still in good con
dition and probably can bo saved.
Saw tho Meteoric Display.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25. Captain
Fleetham and tho crew of the British
steamship Grossmont, which is now
lying at the Delaware breakwater after
a successful run from Java, witnessed
a splendid meteoric display on Dec. 9,
when the vessBl was In latitude 33.14
and longitude 32.51. A brilliant me
teor was sighted in the heavens toward
the southwest. It ascended to an alti
tude of 10 degrees, where it remained
an instant, and then shot away In a
northerly direction, followed closely
by a dozen other meteors of tho bril
liancy of the planet Venus.
Weavers Wllf Wait.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25. It has been
definitely announced by the cloth
weavers that they have decided not to
present formal demands to the man
ufacturers for a change In the wage
scale at present. The weavers believe
that if they wait until about the mid
dle of January most of the manufac
turers will voluntarily adopt tho new
scale. It is reported that a number
of mills are already paying tho two
mills per pick as demanded in the new
scale, and fail only to pay the extra
for over time.
Street Cars Burned.
Canton, 6., Dec. 25. Fire started
from an electric heater in one of tho
cars of the Canton-Massillon Electric
railway, after all the cars were in tho
shed about midnight. Only three cars
were taken out Intact. Eight were to
tally destroyed, and all tho others, 15
In number, were more or less damaged.
Service on the Canton streets Is on
half time on two main lines, and en
tirely abandoned on all the others.
The car shed was seriously damaged.
The loss will probably reach $50,000.
American Coal Abroad.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25. The Italian
steamship Venus has arrived from An
cona in ballast to load upward of 5,000
tons of coal for Genoa. This will be
the third shipment of this kind within
the period of a month. It is stated
that 50,000 tons of coal will be shipped
frpm here to Italy for use on the rail
roads. American coal is also being
exported to French Mediterranean
points, and the British steamship Inca
will begin loading 4,000 tons at New
port News for Marseilles.
Kumembcrcd the Poor.
New York, Dfc 25. Church bells
and music, feasting, matinees and hap
piness generally were tho features of
the Christmas celebration. No one
had to go without a Christmas dinner.
The greatest exemplification of this
was seen at the Madison Square 'Gar
den, where tho Salvation .army fe,d
thousands by the distribution of 3,200
baskets, with food enough for five
persons in each basket. Six thousand
more dinners were served on the main
floor In tho evening.
For Princely Guests.
Paris, Dec. 25. The government has
completed arrangements to rent for
use as a residence by the princely
guests of the natioq at tho llmo of the
exposition the mansion on the Avenue
Bols do Boulogno, fdrmorly occupied
by the late Dr. Evans, ho wealthy
American dentist, which tho deceased
bequeathed to the city ot Philadelphia.
The government pays 60,000 franps
rent and furnishes the house Vith 6tate
At the National CfipUnl.
Washington, Dfcc. '25 -Christmas
day, always quiet at the nation's cap
ital, was Unusually sp this- year. AH
of the executive departments were
closed, and practically all the mem
bers of both branches of congress are
out of .the city. Services were held in
many churches, mu as tlio dinner hour
approached tho streets were deserted.
At the White House a quiet day was
Bp0nt. Inhere were po callers
tir'i n'rhfi tvn'i hrt 'rrnn iif k fv
Ul A ( I k A( I Iv rl'ri All
Families of thu finzncll Mino Vic
tims Are 111 Deep Distress.
DEAD NOW ESTIMATED AT FORTY.
Scarcli For Missing Bodies Doing
Pushed Day and Night Christ
mas a Day of Grief
Brownsville, pec. 25. Work at Braz
nell mines is progressing very slowly.
Tho country roads from BrownsvlHe
to the mine are almost impassable.
Four more bodies have been recovered,
but not identified. Some of the fam
ilies of the doomed men are in a suffer
ing condition, and provisions are being
sent out by the Brownsville merchants
as well as from Uniontown. The men,
who have been working since Satur
day to recover the bodies, are almost
exhausted, yet they are fain to give
up, and keep at the grim work dog
gedly, though more dead than alive.
The fact that last Saturday was pay
day at tho mine and thero was no
empty wagons to load accounts for
many not going into the mine that
morning. Had the accident occurred
any other day, there would have been
more than 100 men in tho mine, and
the result would have been more ap
palling than it is. The scenes about
the morgue were such as to bring tho
tears to many a stout heart As tho
bruised and bleeding bodies were car
ried .from the shaft wives and children
would fight frantically to get tho
corpses when held back by strong
arms, and would weep pitifully, and
plead to be allowed to enter tho
morgue and And their lost ones. It is
an occurrence that can never bt for
gotten by any who witnessed it.
A pathetic story is of little Albert
Mees?, who died after being rescued,
He lived only a few steps from the
shaft. He went to the window Sat
urday morning and looked out, saying
to his father: "Papa, I guess there is
no use of me going to work this morn
ing, as there Is no loadening."
The father said he had better go and
help him and feed the mules. They
both started out together, and never
returned to their homo alive.
Sad, sad, was the Christmas day to
many a family about Braznell. In
fact, tho excitement caused by the ter
rible accident had driven all thought
of the holiday festivities from the
homes of all who live in the neighbor
hood, even those who have no friends
killed. The search for the bodies still
goes on. The number dead is now es
timated at 40.
Kentucky Trooper Committed.
Washington, Dec. 25. The case of
Nicholas Davis of troop B, Third cav
alry, having been reported to General
Merrltt, commanding tho department
of the east at New York, he has au
thorized the commitment of the man
to the government hospital for the in
sane, near this city. Davis is an en
listed man from Kentucky, who be
came insane over fancied wrongs in
flicted by memberB of his troop at Fort
Myer, Va., and who, inspired by drink,
duplicated at Fort Myer 'the. main in
cidents in Rudyard Kipling's story
"In the Matter of a Private." Obtain
ing a rifle and a supply of ammuni
tion, he barricaded himself In tho
troop's headquarters, and began flrlng
through the open windows at every
person, who came within range of his
weapon. He was Anally shot and
slightly Wounded by the. sergeant
Indianapolis, Dec. 25. President S.
B. Donnelly and Secretary J. H. Bram
woo'd of the International Typograph
ical uniota returned frdin a meeting of
tjje executive council of the union In
Pittsburg. "We found that the Pitts
burg publishers refused to "meet with
us or in anyway recognize our coun
cil," said President, ponnelly. "We
have as a result "ratted" tho Interna
tional Association of Machinist's, and
rill have nothing .more to do with
them either through arbitration or
jp any othor way. The fight in Pitts
burg will b3 fought to a finish. Our
council members left there and placed
First Vice President J. M. Lynch in,
charge of the striko. Ho will flgh't
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Money .For Lawton Fund.
St. Louis, De"c. 25. Mr, Charles Par
sons, who was selected to receive and
forward money donated. to the Lawton
fund, has telegraphed $1,200 to Adju
tant General Corbin vds the result of
tho first day's subsgriptjons. Most of
tho sums were in amounts of $50 and
$100. The -work will bo continued
Ice houso of the EfnJnglaka company,
pear Grand Haven, Mich., was burned,
entailing a loss of $1,000,000.
Found in a Cleveland .Building and
a Suspect Jailed.
Cleveland, Dec. 25. The police are
hard at work trying to discover who
stole and cut open a United States
mall pouch filled with outgoing mall.
The mail was either taken from a mall
wagon or from the Union station. It
was found on the street by a police
Subsequently It, was learned that a
vacant room on an upper floor at No.
32 Bank street had been used to ex
amine the stolen mail. The floor was
littered with open letters and other
evidence that showed that tho ab
stracted letters had been thoroughly
It is not known how much booty the
thieves obtained, or how they secured
the pouch, John Carrpll has beep ar
rested on suspicion, The police think
he was concerned in the robbery.
Big Pralrlo Fire.
Aberdeen, S. D Dec. 25. During a
high northwest wind a prairie fire
started east of Eureka and swept over
the country causing great destruction
of hay and grass on tho range. No
reports from the burned district have
been received, but many farmers must
Have been entirely burned out. The
fire was the most extensive for years,
mbracing a tract several miles wide
and Ave miles long. Great anxiety is
felt for the safety of people in the
path of the Are, as the wind carried
the Are with terrible rapidity through
the tall prairie grass.
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Worlc In Senate.
Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Senator Bev
erldge said in an interview that tho
currency bill would undoubtedly pass
the senate the first thing after the hol
iday recess, and that immediately
after Its passage the question of the
Philippines will be taken up. He says
tho Republicans of the senate will
take a stand for expansion and will
fight for the annexation of these isl
ands. The issue, he says, will be one
of the leading ones next campaign.
Had a Good Effect.
Havana, Dec. 25. The events of the
last few days have had a great effect
on Cuban politics. The circumstances
nttending the arrival of General Wood
and the departure of General Brooke,
taken with the speech of the former
at the farewell banquet to the latter,
lp which the intentions of tho United
States government were restated, have
satisfied the Cubans that Cuba will
certainly bo Independent within a rea
A Planter Shot.
SHdell, La., Dec. 25. As B. F. Scar
borough, a planter living near here,
entered his house, ho was fired upon
by persons concealed on the place. One
shot struck and killed his 3-year-old
daughter, who was sitting by tho Are
In the house. Mr. Scarborough was
fatally wounded. He gave the names
of persons he suspected of doing tho
shooting, but they are withheld .pend
ing an investigation.
Must Servo His Time.
San Francisco, Dec. 25. Judge De
Haven, In tho United States district
court, has decided that minors over
18 do not require the consent of their
parents to enlist in the navy, and
when onco enlisted they must servo
their term, The decision was mad" in
the pase of Edward L. Norton, a sod
19. His mother sought his release on
a writ of habeas corpus, which was
Pluclcy Drug Clerk.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 25. Wllllo
Kehr, a quiet young drug clerk, shot
and killed Sam Sanders, Jr., a well
known young man, In Hplmes' drug
store, .Sanders drew his pistol and at
tempted to shqot Kehr, but tho latter
clinched, pulled the pistol out of San
ders' haqd and shot him twice, whllo
stiil struggling, killing him almost in
stantly. Sanders fs highly connected.
Flour Mill Destroyed.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 25 J. M. Berry's
flour and meal mill was totally de
stroyed by Are, tho origin of which
is unknown. Tho mill had a capacity
of 6,6bo barrels per ddy, Tho lo'ss is
as follows: Stock, $35,000; building,
Sailed For Gibraltar.
Malta, Dec. 25. General Lord; Kitch
ener, chief of staff to General Roborts,
arrived .here from Alexandria on tho
British second-class cruiser isls. He
went immediately on board tho Brit
ish cruiser Dido, which Bailed for Gib
raltar, where ho will Join Lord
Tiffin, O., Dec. 25. A residence ou
the A. Bette farm was completely de
stroyed by fire. Tho building was en
tirely of frame and the occupants ot
the houso barely escaped with their
lives. Loss, aboht $1,600. Fire sup
posed to bo of Incendiary origin.
'Holiday IHazo Consumes Valuable
Property In tli t Northwest.
MANY persons directly effected
Flcrco Wintry Gale Hampered tho
Efforts pf tlio Firemen to Sub
due the Flames Prob
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 25. Nearly
three blocks of buildings in the busi
ness portion of the town were burned,
with a loss of $200,000. The Are .broke
out In R. C. Libby & Company's saw
mill, and is supposed to have been
the work of an incendiary, and the en
tire plant with paning mill, store
houses, lumber office, sheds, etc., were
consumed. One million and a half feet
of upper grade lumber were also
burned. A strong northwest wind was
blowing, and the flames spread rapidly.
St. John's hotel was destroyed next
Tho flames then swept across Second
street and consumed business houses
for nearly a block. Most of the build
ings burned were only partly insured,
and the loss upon the owners will fall
The firemen engaged in a desperate
battle to keep the fire from passing
across Vermillion street, but sparks
set fire to the roofs of the courthouse,
the Church of Guardian Angels and
other structures and residences, but
were extinguished with little damage.
Mayor Fred Busch wired the mayor of
St. Paul for aid, and two steamers and
supply wagons were sent down and
aided In subduing the spread of the
flames. Many people are thrown out
of employment, and others are ren
Touched Upon In Pope Leo's Decree
on the Jubilee Year.
New York, Dec. 25. Archbishop
Corriguu has transmitted to tho clergy
of the diocese a decree from the
Vatican bearing on the celebration of
the Jubilee of the holy year. Ono ef
fect of the decree will be to make diffi
cult the marriage of a Catholic to a
Protestant by a priest in 1900. Mixed
marriages, as they are commonly
termed, are customarily allowed only
by a dispensation of tho bishops, but
for the holy year this power Is sus
pended. This is understood In Catholic cir
cles to mean that only by applying di
rectly to Rome shall dispensations be
granted during the year 1000.
To Make Baseballs.
Chicago, Dec. 25. Captain Anson,
former manager of the Chicago base
ball team, who returned from the east,
says that ho has tho backing of ex
Postmaster General Wanamaker to
start a company for the manufacture
of baseballs. Anson also asserts a
large department store In Chicago is
ready to back him, owing to the dif
ficulty in securing other balls, which
aro sold direct from manufacturer to
The Pope OfTlciatcs.
Rome, Dec. 25. The pope solemnly
inaugurated the holy year by perform
ing tho impressive ceremony of open
ing tho holy door of St. Peter's cathe
dral at 11 a. m. The ceremony was
performed In tho vestibule, which was
handsomely decorated, In tho presence
of the papcl officers, tho members of
tho diplomatic corps, leading represen
tatives of tho Ropian nobjlity and a
number of specially Invited guests.
Mrs. Potter Palmer Selected.
Chicago, Dec! 25. Mrs. Louise, .
Mann, secretary of the Woman's Na
tional auxiliary to the Blue and Gray
Legion, has received a letter from
President McKinley saying, that Mrs.
Potter Palmer will bo appointed di
rector of the American woman's de
partment nt the Paris exposition-. Tho
auxiliary had sent a communication to
Washington asking that Mrs. Palmer
An Escort Committee.
Newport News, Va Dec, 25. Tho
army and navy veterans of tho Span
ish war, under Colonel J. C. Baker of
the Second Virginia and" Captain C, p,
Berkley of tho Fourth immupes, will
escort them to the funeral traijfj. All
tho yolunteers from thlB city, Hamp
ton, Phoqbifs and vicinity and a num
ber pf regulars will ho on hand when
iho Texas drops anchor off tho c'lty.
Rpmo, DecT" iDlsnatches from
Amalfl, tho pppujar toyrlst rpgort o.n
tho Gulf of Salerno, where tho, land)
pUdo occurred on Friday, s.ay that 12
perspns are known to have been killed,
at least 15 others were injured qncj
that many are still unaccounted for.
Among thoso killed was Miss Weir,
daughter ot a British statesman.