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THE^COLFAX GAZETTE
OFFICIAL COUNT* PAPER.
Here arc some
Tonics for an...
February is Bargain Month at this Store.
< >ur customers kuow that we give superior values every day in the year, but
we wish t<> imprest upon them that February offers unusual buying opportunities
in every <1< partmeot. We are determined to clean out all odds and ends by March
1-r, and in all lines thin means a sacrifice, not only of profit, but an actual loss.
\\Y are not anxious to lose money, except iv case of necessity, but ia this instance
are bound to move merchandise. One look at our South Show Window will dem
oi itrate it, when you can get remnants of carpets at these prices:
A fine all wool 2- ply Ingrain Carpet that
■elli everywhere for 75c to 95c a yard —
for thu R:ile, in lengths from f>h to 18
yards, s.ile price, per yard 45c
A fine L'-|ily Ingrain Carpet in assorted
combination! of colon, well worth 75c
• yard, ranging in lengths from 5 to 14
yardi fur this sale, p^r yard '.'53
A tine all wool H-ply Lowki.i.—the name
is enough you can't ►.'<■& them anywhere
fur lean than §1 10 per yard, in lengths
ranging from 3 to 14 yank— i<jr this
sale, per yard 65c
Short mii]h of Hen.;' "nil .lute Carpets sold in the same proportion.
Advance Showing of New Spring' Merchandise
If you want to Bee the new thins« in Dry Goods, you must come where they
are. Ever? day now we are opening new goods—just the kind of goods to interest
every woman who appreciates correct styles and reliable qualities at popular
prices. \\V expect to make a new record for this season in progressive retailing
and offer better inducements to the purchasing public than any local concern.
Come in whenever you are up or down town. You will always find something new.
AARON KUHN,
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Colfax, Washington.
Largest, most reliable and quickest mail I Subscriptions taken for The Delineator
order home in the state of Washington. | One Dollar a year.
,«if £n When Going Up
\ ct M$ Broadway
\ [2» I. ' :"°*%x- Stop on your way to admire
\ | -'{%. the latest in Footwear at
/ '"\ \ ELLIS & HILL'S
?^J^\W Style and Comfort are combined
..--^fo^>f-^tj:\ %s^ in their ew Line < 3UBt in-
All new designs in vesting in the new tints, for fr,,.-^
Men, Women, Misses and Children. This is the /\J'' f'"^svS|jE^
place. The larger the family the more we save b %. 'j/^/&%%l
yon, as we sell from U;">c to $1 .00 per pair cheaper L j!Jfi\&W
than elsewhere. I^eave your old love and try us.
Remember that we are headquarters for V
Groceries, Fruit, Etc.
""""•"'""'•"oTh." MOORE"
Sells
Chase & Sanborn's Coffee and Teas
liKST IN THE WORLD.
Don't Send Away for Seed. *r*a.lfij.*t ('" D r;
quantity, for lens than you pay elsewhere. Besides buying at home, you take no
risk. We also have in any quantity Brome Grass, Alfalfa, Timothy,' Clover and
Lawn Grass Seed. (Jet our prices before ordering elsewhere.
Low Prices and Good Goods our motto.
C. H. MOORE,
1 1""" :s '• ___^ Colfax, Washington.
BARROLL & MOHNEY
General Hardware
■ f^ -- ." I
- — '^^7^ and Crockery.
"■■;'S|| : ..;|^^ GIVING A
::jJ^o^^ COMPANY DINNER
_"i " "-r T gives the hostess pleasure when
... :\ ""■'■ \1 she can decorate her table with such ex
' ttJf%^\ lluisite handsome English Por
', > |ji " 1 (-'eJain and rich Glassware as we are
[■ t'JM BDOwin X in our superb stock. Our store
A^f I "rl / iB a rentable museum of art in unique
I l^tfg^W i deigns and rich decorations. Our prices
1 -K'f^J I 1 are co emall thHt they are not worth
■ '^ * '^- quoting.
Fine Commercial Printing
EXECUTED BY
BRAMWELL BROS.
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Leyral Blank Publishers. COLFAX.
Hotel Colfax, J-D-Hagan 'Proprietor-
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
THE WHITMAN ABSTRACT CO.
R. G. HARGRAVE, Manager.
Abstracters and Conveyancers. ! Only c°™^v ehf t min coum? ct Boott
/N fA 1 • Agent for the Well known Rambler bicycle with G & J
1-J-nrv I AI»IIA|IHCJ tire Also guns ammunition, sewing" machines, and
Subscribe for Magazines and Newspapers through The Gazette and save money
( herworked Pocketbook
A fine Body Brussela, you can see it on
display in show window, with border to
match, well worth $1.50 per yard, in
lengths from 5 to 14 yards—for this
RBkle, per yard 75c
Border to match, for this sale, per yard tiOc
There is a better one, and that you would
buy anywhere for 81.75 a yard and grab
at it, and consider it dirt cheap, in
lengths ranging from 5 to 15 yards—for
this sale, per yard 90c
Border to match, for this sale, per yard 75c
OLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1000.
NEWS OF HAM STATES
Happenings All Over the Union
Briefly Told.
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled in Short
Form.
Wednesday, February 7.
Two republican and one populist
ticket in the held in Louisiana practical
ly assure democratic success in that
state.
Wm. iStiieß is under arrest at South
Bend, Indiana, charged with embezzle
ment of $40,000 of the estate of the lute
Samuel Hulstead of New York.
Eighteen American prisoners escaped
from the transport Medos at Nagaonki,
.Japan, and struck for the interior. Onl.v
eight have been captured.
A minority report was made to the
house bill for election of senators by the
people. It concurs with the principle of
the bill, but urges direct elections with
out awaiting legislative approval for a
change of system, as proposed by the
majority.
Senator Penroee introduced a resolu
tion in Ihe seuate rt questing the presi
dent to detail so many naval vessels as
in his judgment may he neces&arv to
maintain a strict neutrality and main
tain our commercial rights i"n Portuguese
waters in South Africa during the pro
gress of the Boer war.
Thursday, February 8.
Senate ratified the extradition treaty
with Peru and the Mexican boundary
treaty.
Colonel Richard Thompson, secretary
of the nay,y under President Hayes, died
at [ndiaoapoiia, aged Dl.
Funeral of the late Wm. Goebel was
conducted at Frankfort, Ky. A vast
concourse of people participated.
Nine persona were killed, 9 injured and
three are mining as the result of a fast
freight crashing into the rear of a pass
enger train at Escanaba, Mich.
William F. Miller, absconding head of
the Franklin syndicate of Brooklyn, a
concern which promised to pay investors
10 per cent a week, was arrested in Can
ada and returned to New York.
The town of Colliusville, 111., 12 miles
from St. Louis on the Vaudalia railroad,
narrowly escaped destruction by a tor
nado. Nine persons were injured in the
immediate vicinity of the village, some
ol them fatally, and there was much
damage tv property. St. Louis was al
so struck and one woman killed. At St.
Joseph the wind and rainstorm was one
of the worst ever known there. Antou
Heister was blown from his door onto a
stone walk and killed.
Friday, February O.
Biggest snowstorm of the winter par
alyzed traffic and business at Minneapolis
Senator Jones of Arkansas introduced
a free coinage substitute for the pending
currency bill.
V lone robber attempted to hold up a
Chicago saloon. The bartender and a
lawyer present took his gun from him
and shot him to death with it.
The California legislature refused to
adopt a juint resolution protesting
against the proposed treaty with Eng
land relative to the Nicaragua cant!
now pending before the United States
senate.
The war department believes that
Aguiualdo has escaped from the island
of Luzon. The department officials
would not be surprised to hear from him
next as being in London or Paris with
Agoncillo.
A doge friend of Senator Clark of
Montana, said that if there was any
danger of the senator being unseated,
and he thought there was, that he would
resign, rather than submit to such
humiliation. It is claimed that the eu
tire committee will sign a recommenda
tion that Claik be unseated.
Governor Taylor of Keutuckv ord
ered all absent democratic members of
the legislature brought in with warrants.
Governor Taylor was not represented
when Judge Crantill called up the injunc
tion proceedings brought last week by
the democrats to stop Taylor from in
terfering with the sessions of the legis
lature at Fraukfort.
Saturday, February 10.
Wm. .1. Stoddard, postmaster at De
lamar, Idaho, was found $2000 Bhort.
Kdward Boyce, a musician, murdered
his wife at Tacoma, shooting her four
times.
The secretary of war's estimate of men
available for military duty iv the Inited
States shows 10,34^,1.52.
Enraged because she refused him mon
ey, Jim Gordon, a negro farm hand, cut
the throat of Mrs. George Rollins, a
highly respected white woman in Ken
tucky. Her husband killed the negro
before she died.
Roland B. Molineux, a young New
York clubman, after a trial lasting sev
eral weeks, was found guilty of murder
in the first degree. He was accused of
poisoning Mrs. Kate Adams by mail.
His trial cost §200,000.
"I have only this to say," said Gov.
Taylor of Kentucky: "After mature de
liberation and conference with my friends
from every section of the state, I have
concluded to allow this controversy to
take its due course in the courts, vigor
ously contesting every inch of grouud
and upholding the rights of the people
to the uttermost. If those rights be de
stroyed the responsibility for that de
struction must rest with those who sit
in judgment."'
Sunday, February 11.
A biting blizzard swept Colorado. The
storm also extended over Wyoming and
western Nebraska.
Steamer Xero has completed the sur
vey for the proposed cable from San
Francisco to Manila and Yokahoma,
Japan via Honolulu.
Aged Maria Saxton, an aunt of Mrs.
MeKinley, was robbed by burglars near
Canton, Ohio. Members of the house
bold were held up with pistols.
James Sweeney (white) was acquitted
of the murder of a friend with abayonot
;at Port Arthur, Texas. The trial was
:at Beaumont. Sweeney returned at
1 once to Port Arthur, was met at the de
! pot by citizens and promptly hanged.
Representative W. S. Knox of Massa
i chueetts, chairman of the house com-
I mittee on territories, has completed his
report on the bill for territorial form of
government in Hawaii, and it will be
submitted to the house tomorrow. The
report is a voluminous document, going
exhaustively into all the questions in
volved. It recommends a territorial
government as other territories of the
1 nited States.
Monday. February 13
An antitrust conference met at Chi-
C'lgO.
Frank .!. Roberts, who stole $1400
from Mrs. X. W. Harrison at Spokane a
few days ago, was arrested at his old
home at Marshalltown, lowa.
At Chicago of 7000 building trades
men who took their half holiday Satur
day afternoon in defiance of "the new
rules of the building contractors' eouu
eil, one-half, it was announced by labor
leaders, have resumed work ns usual on
the big buildings.
In the United States court at Cincin
nati Judge Taft heard arguments for
over three hours on the applications for
injunctions against the Kentucky state
board of election commissioners and the
contestants for the state offices other
than governor and lieutenant governor.
The appropriation committee of the
nouse completed and reported, the ex
ecutive, legislative and judicial appro
priation bill, one of the most important
of the supply bills and carrying the
salaries of officials in all branches of
public service. The eslimates submitted
aggregated $25,019,209 and the bill ap
propriates $23,874,871.
Tuesday, February 13
The Northern Pacific reduced pass
enger fares from 4 cents to 3 cents a
mile in North Dakota.
Fitzsimmons put up $5000 forfeit and
asked for a fight with any man in the
world, Jeffries preferred.
February wheat advanced at Chicago
to 66%; May, 68£. Portland, cash, 52
to s:{ for club, bluestem .") to ')(): Taco
ma, club ",.'{'*, bluestem 55%.
After a heated debate, the resolutions
committee of the anti trust conference at
Chicago decided to report in favor of
government owuership of railroads, and
for their seizure on payment of actual
value, and without payment for "water
ed stock or other fictitious values."
Jerry Simpson, Gen. J. B. Weaver,
Henry George, Jr., John P. Altgeld, Ig
natius Donnelly and George Fred Wil
liams were leading speakers.
The first sigu of a break in the demo
cratic lines in Kentucky was noticeable.
It came in the shape of a resolution
offered by Senator Triplett, providing
that upon adjournment Thursday the
legislature name Frankfort as its next
meeting place. While no action was
taken on the resolution today it is be
lieved to foreshadow a return of the
democratic legislators to the state houte
soon, possibly by the end of the week.
LAWTON IN THE TOMB
Missed Thousands of B Uets, But
One Found Him.
Washington, Feb. o.—Major General
9enry W. Lawton was buried today in
the National cemetery at Arlington" It
was a nation's tribute to a nation's hero
and the sorrow of a whole people was
exprtssed when America added the chap
let of cypress to the brow that had so
long worn the laurel. The burial service
beneath the leafless trees at Arlington
was preceded by services in the Church
of the Covenant on Connecticut avenue,
at which every department of the army
and navy within reach of Washington,
Lawton's old comradc-a of the line and
diplomatic corps in all its brilliance of
uniform and decoration and as many
citizens of all degrees as were fortunate
enough to find standing room within
was insignificant compared with the
thousands who braved the lowering
winter day for a glimpse of the ilag
draped caienon with its military escort
as it passed through the streets. Hun
dreds more made the toilsome pilgrim
age to Arlington to hear the last words
pronounced above the open grave,
where President McKinley, cabinet and
general commanding the army stood
with bowed heads until the last volley
had been h'red and the bugle sounded
"taps."
It was the homecoming of a hero.
For several weeks, ever Bince the final
news from San Mateo had been flashed
around the width of the tvorld the
country had waited to pay its best trib
ute to the dead. Lawton, to the bulk
of Americans, had been the incarnation
of the American soldier. He had made
his mark in the civil war from the Missis
sippi to the sea and in the interval of
potential peace it was he who had beaten
at his own game, Geronimo, the greatest
master of desert craft and mountain
righting, that the west had ever known
and who, in the new problems of a
tropic war, had proved the most daring
and resourceful of all the generals in the
field.
It was in tribute to these qualities
that the Lawton fund had in a few weeks
been swelled past all the expectations of
its originators, for America knew Law
ton, being a soldier first and only, had
left to those who loved him no heritage
save his sword and a spotless name.
Will Not Relieve Otis.
Washington, Feb. B.—Secretary Root
stated today that the war department
has never considered the subject of re
lieving Gen. Otis at Manila. The foun
dation of the report, to the contrary,
was a personal letter from the officer,
signifying a desire to obtain a leave of
absence to come home and recuperate
from the debilitating effects of two years
in a tropical climate under severe strain.
It is said that Gen. Otis' wishes will be
respected as soon as made known offi
cially, but that he will not start home
ward for several months at least.
Just Retribution.
Tacoma, Feb. 11.—Late Dawson ad
vices say little will be left of the Klon
dike metropolis after the Nome rush in
May and June. Merchants are closing
out their places of business and most of
them are going to Nome. Men are
working on the creeks for $5 per day
rather than take higher wages payable
after the clean up on the bed rock, be
cause they want their money in hand
when the ice goes out. Many of these
will go down the Yukon in rcowb or
I canoes.
Acker's English Remedy will stop
a cough at any time, and will cure the
worst cold in twelve hours, or money re
funded. 2T> cts. and 50 cts. The Elk
Drug Store.
BOERS AFTER RRITOM
Pursuing the Englteh Army in
Its Ketreaf.
Heavy Fighting Occurred While
the British Were Palling
Back Alter Failure.
London, M>. 14.—The news of the
day is the enforced retirement of the
British from the Coleeburg district
under heavy Boer pressure, nnd prob
ably after bri.k fighting. Tims, at a
time when Lord Roberts is apparently
able to push an army into the Free
Mate, the Boera make a counter stroke
in unknown, but seemingly great force
not far from the vital line of railroad
connecting Dtaar and the Orange river
A dispatch to the Evening News from
Kensberg says that severe fighting oc
curred during the British retreat, the
various outposts «.u both sides suffering
heavy losses. The dispatch adds that
it is doubtful if Kensberg can be held.
A later one says: The Boers have
again driven in tiie British outposts on
the western flank today, all of the out
post* on the western flank today, all of
the outposts at Bastard's Neck, Hobiok's
Wind and other points, retiring to
Maeder's farm. There were several cas
ualties, but details have not yet beeu re
cieved.
There has been hard fighting for some
days near Colesburg, the Boers making
strenuous efforts to outflank the British
left. The enemy occupies strong posi
tions.
BOKKS OX THKIH FLANK,
General Joubert Is Marching With
Six Thousand Men.
Durban, Feb. 11— It is rumored here
that General Joubert in marching with a
column of 6,000 men to outlluuk General
Butler.
London, Feb. 12— The Pietermaritz
burg correspondent of the Daily Mail,
telegraphing yesterday, says:
The Boers have occupied Bloys' farm,
south of the Tugela, which is under an
hour'B ride from Chieveley and have
turned the homestead into a hospital.
On the farm are hills commanding both
bridges over the Tugela, as well as
Forts Wylieand Molyneaux, from which
a view of Buluwana and Ladysmith is
obtainable. There is much apprehension
here regarding the Boer movement, and
the authorities are on the alert.
London, Feb. 12.—The latest dispatches
from the front showing the real reasons
for General Buller's retirement and his
intention to try again quite destroy the
comforting and ingenious theory that
the movement, was an elaborate feint to
facilitate the main advance of Lord
Roberts, a theory which obtained accept
ance largely because of Mr Balfour's
misleading statement to parliament.
These seemingly useless references and
prevarications on the part of the gov
ernment and the war office are beginning
to be criticised severely. No word ha.^
yet issued from the war office regarding
General Buller's latest attempt,although
the correspondents are allowed to tele
graph with a fair amount of freedom
and thus far only a partial list of casu
alties has been published. The dating
of messages from Frere Camp may in
dicate that Genera] Bullerhae withdrawn
all his forces there.
Ladysmith's Case Hopeless.
The London newspapers having be
come accustomed to checks, maintain a
hopeful tone, but the situation is much
more threatening than it seemed to be a
week ago. Proofs of the terrible mobil
ity and strength of the Boer artillery,
together with the rumor that General
Joubert is taking the initiative with the
object of cutting General Buller's com
munications are in no way reassuring.
Even the most sanguine persons begin
to see that it is quite hopeless to expect
the relief of Ladysmith, while it is clear
that if it be impossible for Buller to
reach Ladysmith it is equally impossible
the garrison, exhausted by sickness and
privations, to cut a way out.
Jleports of the Boer advance through
Zululand are disquieting. If they should
be able to strike at Greytown, General
Buller would be compelled to turn his at
tention to the eastern side of Natal.
The fact that Lord Roberts arrived at
Modder River Friday seems to show that
he has been on a round of inspection of
the chief commands and that the main
advance is not so near as has been sup
posed.
Kimberley Short of Food.
Startling intelligence comes from Kim
berley in the Cape newspapers just re
ceived by mail in London. It appears
that 6ince January 8 the rations at
Kimberley have been for the most part
horseflesh, so repugnant to women and
children that many refuse to eat. It al
so appears that the death rate has been
heavy and that the privations ol the
garrison have been increased steadily.
This news is startling because the cen
sor has not allowed it to be cabled. I'oe
eibly such conditions explain the pres
ence of Lord Roberts at Modder River
and the apparent preparations for an
advance from that point.
MURDERED HIS GRANDFATHER
Bloody Deed of a l'nung Walla
Walla County Man.
Walla Walla, Feb. 0.-B. F. Royce, a
well-known farmer, was shot and killed
last evening at his home, twelve miles
from this city, by his grandson, Frank
Royce.
Frank Royce left this city this after
noon in an intoxicated condition. When
he reached Dixie he became involved in a
fight with Rufus Woods, a farm employe
of the elder Koyce. Frank Koyce se
cured a rifle and Woodß took refuge in
the house of Ben Koyce. The murderer
patrolled outside looking for a ebot.
The house was in darkness, and the
elder Hoyce in moving about appeared
before a window and was at once shot
down by his grandson. It is thought
he was only wounded. The murderer
then left for a time. He shot four times
at F. M. Skinner, a railroad employe,
i who was at work a short distance from
I the scene, but Skinner was not hit.
I Koyce then proceeded down the road
I with his Winchester in hand, and com-
TWENTY-THIRD Vi:.\K
ing to the Farm ol Ben Pifeher, Bred
three shots through the bonne and torn
rrMirn..,] to bin grandfather*. II
the bouse on flre and cremated bia either
oead or wounded victim. Mrs B P
Royce escaped by biding in the bara
ibe murderer in 80 yean old and ha*
a wife and five children near Waitsbors
He was captured thin morning „t bin
home in a drunken Bleep. Hii repota-
u :>'!i v- n'" 'l h"ni """ tbrongkoul
w«"a Walla coanty formanj yean
15. F. Royce waa a wealthy pioneer ol
the county. He came into Rome pro:ai.
nence by being bunkoed out ol $r»«»ou
last spring by "Crooked Mouth
ineßherfl and a large p..,-,. are in pur
suit ,»f Royce. Ti,,. ( . Iltir ,. community
free| ar°Old ■'""' tlin>ut(J (lf 'jnchini are
WONDERFUL < J ;oi,li l STRIKE
Wheelbarrow Load Carried .sii:,.
500 of tin- Pare Viiiil
Grangeville, Edaho, Feb. Lo.—Another
consignment of gold iron, tin- wonderful
discovery near Elk City, Idaho, reached
here today. It in wurrli $4500 This
makes fH.OOO taken from a' claim
which was discovered only 10 daya ago
lnelea«e has been Btripped f-r 300 leel
and the same rock i* seen all th,- way
ihe mineral is quartzite, and tli»> vein
matter .s said t<, be hs liberally
sprinkled with pellets of gold the rise ol
a pinbead as a plum pudding i* with
raiMns. The walls of the formation are
<»t rock closely resembling bird*^,
maple. Lemro, tin- owner, has been
away several days, lie nays !„• haw a
ton <.! t| lt . rock in bis cabin. Men who
saw the first rock say the wheelbarrow
load from which the 112,500 was ex
tracted contained about 150 pounds ol
mineral, and one Third of the weight was
Sold. The claim has no! yet been sur
veyed, and this fact has given rise to
hope in the minds of W. ||. Young and
Alike Muiray, who own adjoining claims,
that part of the rich ledge is on their
properties.
Gnerrila Fighting,
Manila, Feb. 11.—0! late the insur
gents of Albay province, Luzon, bare
adopted harassing tactics against the
towns which the Americans have garri
soned. They camp in the hills and main
tain a constant fire upon the American
outposts. When the troops sally against
them they Bcatter, returning when the
Americans retire. They shoot burning
arrows, ami have thus burned 0 lari<"
part of the town of Albay. Indeed.moel
of the bigger towns in that province nre
practically deserted, except hy th< gar
risons. Scarcely any of the inhabitants
return to their homes. They are camp
ing in the interior, and it is Bapposed
armed insurgents prevent them going
back. It is reported that there in much
suffering among them, owing to the lack
of food. As a result of then nditions
the hemp business in that section iH seri
ously hindered, and ships goin^ for
cargoes are compelled to take gangs of
coolies to do their loading. Hemp held
in the interior is quite inacessible.
Glad to Take it Back.
Victoria, 8.C., Feb. B.—At the even
ing session Henderson submitted the
promised amendment to the placer min
ing act. Thi3 goes further than before
indicated, am] not onlj permits aliens
to acquire mining property by purchase,
but by altogether repealing 'the act of
the list session it makcH them eligible as
before to take out free miners'certificates
and stake and hold property. In con
sequence of this announcement, Joe Mar
tin withdrew his bill to the same effect,
of which he bad given notice.
Roosevelt Against Canal Treaty.
New York, Feb. 11.—Governor Roose
velt issued this statement tonight: "I
most earnestly hope that the pending
treaty concerning the isthmian canal
will not be ratified unless amended so as
to provide that the canal when built
shall be wholly under the control ol the
I nited States alike in pence and war.
This seems to me vital, no less from a
standpoint of our sea power than from
the standpoint of the Monroe doctrine."
Taylor Will Not Sign.
Frankfort, Feb. 10.—Governor Taylor
has definitely decided not to sign the
Louisville agreement and to let matters
take their coarse in the courts. The
governor was in conference all the fore
noon with the republicancommitteemen.
After the governor came out ol the con
ference orders were issued to the troops
to return to their homes this afternoon,
and also reconvening the legislature at
Frankfort.
THK IIOKIt WAR.
A Pretoria dispatch of February 2
Hays: Colonel Plumers force attacked
the Boer position near Ramooata and
after heavy fighting, including an en
deavor to take tbe place by storm, the
British were repulsed. Their lohh m un
known. No Boers were injured.
February 9.—Speaking in the boose
of commons, George W. Wyndbam, par
liamentary secretary of the war office,
said that in addition to ihe 180,000
troops in South Africa recently mention
ed in hie speech, the government had di -
eided to send 17 more battalion** of
militia and 3000 yeomanry, making a
total for the tniiitia of over 20,000 men
and for the yeomanry 8000. The total
in South Africa, be added, would then
be 194,0f'0 effectives, exclusive of the
wick and wounded. A London dispatch
says: A parliamentary paper it-sued
this afternoon estimates that £65,000,
--000 additional will be required for war
expenses for thp period ending March 81.
February 11,—Boers have brought
up many big sunn and seemingly intend
to heavily bombard Kimberley.
February 12.—Lord Roberts haH gath
ered 35,000 men with whom, according
to the best military opinion in London,
he proposes turning the left of the
Magersfontein lines near Jaeobsdahl,
entering the Free State, compelling Gen.
Cronjr! to raise the siege of Kimberley
and thus making his first step toward
r.loemfontein. Boers are swarming into
7. liuland.
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