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ROCK ISLAND, ILL... FRIDAY. DECE5LBER 119. 1S9J.
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Here is One, Indeed, if Baden
Powell Speaks Know
ingly. TELLS BOERS OUR POSITION
Ready to Jump on Any One
Who Hurts Eng.
London, Dec. 29. The text of Col.
HAden-Powtll'd proclamation to the
Burghers beseiging Mucking-, the gist
of which his already been cabled,
comes from Lorenzo Marques today.
After asserting that the republics
cannot hope for foreign intervention,
and pretending to relate the exact at
titude of all European powers, includ
ing Emperor William, who, the colo
nel said, fully sympathizes with
England." Baden-Powell make the
extraordinary statement that the
American government has warned
others of hi-r intention to side in with
England should any of theui inter
fere." London. Dec. 29. A dispatch dated
'apetown. Dye. 2i. .says there is no
i-liangc in the situation so fur as Gun-,
t'atacrc ami French arc concerned.
Isomlon, Dec. 21". A di-p;itch from
Col. Baden-Powell of Dec. 12avs the
bom bard men t of Mf king anu mus
ketry lire continues daily on all Hes
The hen 1th and spirits of the garrison
Inidon, Dee. 29. The following
ollicial dispatch i from Capetown,
dated yesterday: The Indwe Col
liery line is working again."
norm (i.t Another Howitzer.
rctermaritzburg. Dec. 29 A Lw!y.
smith dispatch f.f Dec. 22. says: Toe
Boers mountel aii;hcr Howitzer en
Surprise bill, replacing lh gun cap
tured in the sortie of the Kith- bri
gade. While they wa'.ch us nightly
with a searchlight, and hnubird thy
place daily, they show no signs of as
saulting the town. They probibly
think they cn starve us oat. bjt we
have plenty of provisions. The total
casualties since the Mega began is 70
killed and 236 wounded."
Capetown, Dec. 23. A dispatch
from Cradeck tc,orts heavy firing in
the direction of Storm lerg. It is
supposed it is connected with Gata
ero's Kt tempt to reopen commtiaica
tion with Indwe eolleries.
Prctoii-i. Dee. -. Hen. Schalkbur
gor reports under date of Dec. 23, that
trains are running to Colenso, indi
cating that the Doers have built the
connection around Ltdysm'tlh. A
oronje reports from Modder liver Dec.
24. that the Boers captured two Brit
ish forts at Kuruman Dec. 17. It is
rumored Methuen's b'g naval gun has
801TII AFRICAN WASXEU J.
Itrporl ol KllrmUh In Which the Hoer.
Appear th. Heaviest Lo.era.
Chiovcly Camp. Natal. Dec. -'.). A
lion tv Boer iivui n Itulwhana liill lire. I
steadily iiimii Ijidysmitb throughout
the morning. I.adysmitli did pot re-t-poud.
The enemy br.vius been aain
debn-trd a t tompt Ihk to Improve their
trenches racing t'eiteral Duller the
British heavy puns opened upon them
and the Boers scmiiiinthi back into
the bills. The Dritlsli jiatroW sighted
the enemy in force on the extreme left.
Nino Doers were killed in a skirmish
I hat followed, and s-ix Doer wagons
A ltrllTt lrr. rntl'n.
Berlin. Dec. .. Heralding the
Matcmcut by Th" I.oknl Auxeigcr that
n secret Anslo-tJenuau-Portitgnes'!
treaty exists lor the division of the
l'ortugueso olonios in South Africa,
the correspondent of the Asso-latel
Press is able t assert on the hlshest
authority that the story is a pure lie
lion, and in all its claim.-- without foun
dation In fact. The bigh cthiiai who
uttthori7.es this denial made the follow
ing declaration: "There is no objec
tion to statins Unit the uudcrstandin:;
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum tuiinjj po-wdm are the puM
caaccrs to health of the present day.
bad by G'reat Britain, tiermany ana
Portugal refers only to Africa ana
loaves Asia wholly out of the account.
It Is quite certain, however, that C"er
mauv under no -onsidoratiou would
conciud- sub a bargain with Portu
gal as Tlie Ikal Auzeieer net? forth.
Anv one with th" slightest itolithal
sense oubt to free that these tiny
enclaves In the midst of British India
are the last colonial possessions tier
many would dream of."
(ireln or Truth in the Story.
London. Dec. :. The St. James
Gazette, in an editorial on the report
ed treatv. says it is "a mere patch
work of "previous reiKjrts. some partly
lru and some entirely false." The
probable truth is that the Portuguese
jKissessiuus in Africa, north and
south of the Zambesi, will ultimately
lie leased to :re:jt Britain and Ger
Hon an Option on Ielagoa Bay.
Washington. Dec. 21. Nothing Is
known here of the reorted inteutiou
of t;reat Dritaln and Germany to par
tition Portuguese Kast Africa letweeu
them. Great Dritain taking the coun
try around Dclagua Day and south
ward anil iJermany the northern half
of the territory which adjoins the Gcr-
DEtAGOA It AT.
man Hast African iMissessbms. The
fticials here attach no cr dt nee to ibe
story because the old rumor of a se
cret-treaty lietwoen Kiitfhmd and I'or
ttisral. whereby the former inisht for
a projKT coiisideral iuti mjss's.h itself
of Dclusoa Hay whenever the pl.-u-e
is needed for military purposes, has
nlwavs Im-cii credited to some extent
here, and if such treaty really exists.
there would be no need for Germany'
participation as reported.
t.Kini.w ri:i:i wak i ommems
riti i-ui c,r Itritt-Ii Tac tli aiel a l'ro-
--l Sollilimt of llir Troiill.
Derliu. Dec. ".). The German press
continues to comment upon tie war in
South Africa. Ulie ! ilitiar-Woclien-
l.lalt. the military oran. contains a
severe criticism by a hiirli orticcr in
which the writer claims that hitherto
Hoers. both leaders ami men. nave
proved far more efficient in every way
than the British. The National Zeituns
ptibishes a similarly severe article.
The Kreuz Zeitttnjr says editorially:
The b-st solution lor Germany
would be a M-i-e jrua rai!teeiu the
Doers their indeixMi-.ieiice and secitr
ins the future, that is. creatiujt a state
w iiose frnut'." toi'yile- the sea in order
to enable it to adapt itself to the new
times iiiK)ii which Africa is euterius.
That must be the policy of the i:oers.
We do not desire the Dritish to be
Wholly expelled from Africa, but we
iln not see the necessity for makjntf the
entire-African continent British. The
ideas of C-cIl Khodes will split lipou
tiie rock of Boer cournce."
Washington. Iee. The ensp of
CotiMul t'harles K. Ma cm pi. the 1'nittd
LO.RD KOI1EKTS OF KA.VDAPAR.
States representative at I'retorta. who
insisted on leins relieved at the tite
the South African crisis became most
acute, is assuming additional iniport-n-e
as Macrutn ncars borne. The uu
derstandiiiK at the state department is
that he is not comiuz by way of the
Knslisli ports, but is on a German ship
which comes through the Mediterran
ean and thence direct -o this country,
the trip takinjj about six weeks from
loc. IS. th date of hi sailinjr from
I.ourenzo Marques. In the present
pH-t of the case there is little doubt
that unless the consul proseut aun.l
explanation tor his course be will not
continue in the consular service.
FOR ONE KMIMItr: IN WAR.
rltin of Canadian a stitlrd by a fill
sm of Monlrral.
MinncKiwlis. r.-c. j;. William G.
fnnnott. . of Montreal, was at the
West hotel yesterday. In answer to
a question as to Hie trne i-ondition of
Canadian sentiment in conne-tion with
the African war b" repliel that it was
truly rcpn-sented In the newspapers of
Canada, tiifonly diffcrcme iM-ius that
newspaper wet lotally Mr.able to cx
pres fully the extent and intensity of
the war spirit that pervades all classes
of Canadian subjects.
"In times f johcc we are Canadians
and IVitish subjects." j-aid Cannou.
"but in times of war we arc the Brit
ish empire, anrt that alorr. The Brit
ish flac is ntcna-el and its supremacy
disputed by a covernment that mere
ly titmres as the monkey to bindle Ku
npean bestnuts. What the Boers are
after -tbrouru their mentors on th
Continued ea Eb;bU pc.
TANNER NOT RUNNING
! Governor Says' He Has Never Been
a Candidate for Re-election
to the Office."
TELLS WHAT HE HAS BEEN TOLD,
"With Syute Irony In Tone, as to Hi
CantliUary' Kffect tin Thing State
Trachm' AMM-iation Indorse Andrew.
the Chicago .Superintendent, ami Mis
Vpon III Kneiniea Other Action Tak
en at the Meet.
Springfield.- Dec. 2'J Charles F.
Dawe?, comptroller of the currency,
made a speech at the republican state
love feast today, which i9 regarded
by many as outlining the. policy of
the adiuinistratioD. Speaking! on
trusts Dawes said wLerever they
proved themselves inimical to public
weal they must be controlled if neces
sary by laws passed that would so
rncourage competition as to bring
about a disiuteg ration of trusts.
Touching the Philippines, he said
President McKinley refused to be hur
ried by the clamor of the jingoes be
fore the Spanish war, so now he
'"ould refuse to be turned aside from
course in regard to the Philippine
Ay the protests of anti-imperialists.
sprtiitriield. Ills.. Hit-. oj, t tne
jr.itlieriii of Illinois Republicans for
their annual love fea.-t a sensation was
made yesterday afternoon by the dec
laration of Governor Tanner thai be
was uot a candidate for re
election. This dcclaition wa
made j.t a ' stecial meeting of
the giivcriidi-'s friends, called by bim
nelf. He said: "l have uot lecii a can-,
ilidatc for governor from the time tbat
I entered of!i e. and I am not now a
candidate for re-election." Prefaciutf
this declartiou tbtvernor Tanner made
a tart speech arrainiie the newspa
pers which Jiave critc!sid his course
and accusing tli'in of iroiiiir into acom
liinatlon with Hertz and I 'ease to
"down" him. He defended bis course
in sifrniii- the famous Alien bill at
l.o Hi Party I lrt.
With Komi1 irouy the governor con-1
tinned: "My omI old'time friend. Sen
ator Culloui. has said at divers time
that my re-election would not only en
danger the electoral ticket but result
In the flection of a llemocrat to stle
oVeit liim in the I'nlted States senate.
It is not my desire that a Icmocrat
should succeed my friend Shelby M.
Cidlom. I u in told that my candidacy
will result in ibe defeat and overthrow
of many of my friends locally, and in
roiueHustanoes I aui led to believe tbat
it Is trite. I love my party first and
Uiy frtendR Peoond. Illb above per
sonal ambition and poMiM-al .unbiiiou.
T shall uever Interfere witli lb-publican
success lu Illinois or elsewhere."
Other Candidate- it! t urk.
Although Governor '1'anuer's action
Is construed by some leaving him opeu
to accept the nomination should it be
ottered him in the future the friends
of the other candidates are makitis the
most of bis declination. The liht is
lively betweu Ilauecy. lteeves and
Yates, with .ludjre Hanecy probably in
the lead at present. Further develop
ments; my appear :w the meeting to
day. ANIHIKWS I'I'LLY M ST A l Kl.
C!:lag"' School Superintendent In!orsid
at the state Tcai-herV Meet.
Siirinsfleld. Ills.. Dec. UO. Yester
day's session of the Illinois State
Teachers" association w.is ojx iied with
an address by K. Benjamin Andrews,
superintendent of schools. Chicago, on
'Patriotism and the Public Schools."
He said it was a part of the busiuess
of the public schools to make good citi
zens. "I cannot 1m an enthusiast for
my country." said the superintendent,
unless it is worthy of eulliusiasm.
Whatever can lie done to in-ifect the
schools will tend to make those who
go forth from litem faithful if not en
thusiastic citizens." SniH-rintedent
Andrews was followed by W. H. Max
well. suiMrinlondeut of schools. New
York city, his topic being "The Ethics
of the Teaching Profession."
.-The committee on the president's ad
dress ri-coin mended that the revenue
laws be so modified that the children
lu the M)orest districts may have ad
vantages equal to those enjoyed by the
children in the most prosperous com
munities. Also that the duties of the
siqierinteiidetit "should no longer be
left to the whims of the iKiard of edu
cation, but should 1m- defined by stat
ute law." and that inasmuch s tho
stale normal schools are inadequate to
S'ipply trained teachers, county train
ing school should Ik' organized, and
that domesti'- scieuee should lie a part
of the public school curriculum. The
recommendations of the committee
were adopted by the association.
The resolution that had most interest
for the Chicago school board was this;
""That this Association Is in hearty
symjKithy with Ir. Andrews, superin
tendent of schools. Chicago, in his ef
fort to maintain this principle 'super
intendent's riaht to name the teachers
and we extend to him our congratula
tions upon the iligniiietl stand he has
The teachers association adjonmod
last night. IteoIntloiis were adopted
favoring state- aid for rural schools by
the levying a fax of."i.o".,'formain
taming school in inimvcrisbcl dis
tricts, and asking i-ongress to establish
public wliooN at government expense
In the Indian territory. A committ-e
tvs ap;ointx! to Investigate and re
port on a system of uniform require
ments for entrance to colleges. Dr.
Andrew S. lraier. president of the
TTuivcrsity .U Illinois, delivered the
TEUftXiKAM" IX THK Ut DKR CASK
tTsed to Make Oat Conpi-aeT Testimony
of TrlrphoM birL
.. TM" IU,.Dc Ju'- the
riuder riot tnnrder trial if. J."Moftit.
iuan:rger of the Western I'nlon tele
graph office at Cartervllle. produce!
telegrams sent by Jeremiah, one of ibe
defendants, when so ordered by the
court. The telegrams were admitted
to evidence, .-mil consisted of eight
messages sent bv Thomas Jeremiah to
members of the state executive board
of the miners' union and to W. 1.
Ifyan. of Springfield, the ; secretary
treasurer or the same organization.
They are all brief and mot of them
call for assistance of one kind or an
other. The state expects to show by
these telegrams and their answers a
conspiracy on the part of Jeremiah.
Ada Bellamy, the telephone central
girl at Carltondiile. offered" to testify
to a conversation she badj overheard
between a colored man uatneil Gallo
way in Carlwudale just a few minutes
!efore the train with the megroes left
the Cai-bondale station. Tike message
from Gallo-xay was: "Th old man
(meaning Brush) and Jim pre on the
train and unarmed and are.going over
to the mine over the .Tobjuson City
branch aud you must do yiuir duty."
The Judge ruled the evldencrotii-
SHOOTS WIFE BY MISTAKE.
Prof. Morrison, of Nw York, Thought He
Saw a Unrciar.
New York, Dec. 23. Alfred Mor
rison, professor of languages, mis
took his wife for a burglar during the
night and shot her at their home in
Bit. Vernon, N. Y. The bullet enter
ed the left shoulder, and lodged near
the lung. She is in a critical - condi
tion and mav die.
FOOD FOR MILLIONS.
(Government Doing Liberal Work st Cal
Calcutla. Dfc. 29. Almost three
million of people are receiving famine
relief. The j-overniuent is spending
nearlv two lakhs of mpees daily. It
is estimated the cost of relief to the
end of March wiU be thn.e crores of
BAD BURLINGTON FIRE.
Well Knonru Wholesale Orocery Dei' r) i d
Bitrliugton. Dec. 29. Biklen Vin-
zer's wholesale grocery w buraed
this morning. The los-j ia $150,000:
insurance. f'Jo.OOO. The! firm was
well known throughout Iitva. Illinois
aid Misioir. i.
MlHxtng Csliler 6arreader.
New York, Dec. 29 IewisK. (Jold-
smith. assistant cashier at the Port
Jervis National bank. Port Jervis, N.
Y., who is allegrd to havtf robbed the
institution of fa4 000 on Nov. 14 last,
and also to have falsi lied, the bank's
books, today surrendered 'to United
States M'trshal Ilenhettij this city.
Goldsmith left Port Jervis four days
before ibe warrant was inueil for his
arrest aud he has since been a fugi
tive. He waived examination and
was held in (?10.000 bail fur the grind
ratal Cot Union. J
Denver, Dec. 29. The Cheyenue
Hyer on the Union Pacific crashed into
a Boulder Valley train at Brighton
this morning. Villiatn Kundleman.
baggageman, was killed and a dozen
of persons injured. -
William Martin Hanged.
Cairo, Dtc. 29. William Martin
was hanged for the murder of Joseph
Landrum last October. . I
Oppow the ;11 staailunl.
r.oinliay. Dec-. Tne Indian con
gress has declared its dissatisfaction
with the. currency measures . of the
government, alleging that these have
the effect of depreciating the value of
the savings of the masses, rirtually
enhancing rents and indebtedness.. and
injuriously affecting manufacture.
Oone on o Crnle with) Kr;nrr.I5n,v.
New York. Dec. 29. With 27."i farmer
boys from the west aboard, the con
verted cruiser Dixie left the navy yard
for the West Indies yestertlay. When
the Dixie comes back neft July the
boys will be full fledged sailors.
Cunt That I.aat a ( rnlirr.
To wear your graudfather'n coRt
would not Boem much of an honor, but
to John" Chinaman it Is-the greatest
felicity. Not only is the common look
ing, shapeless blue blottw of bis an
cestor yiVjed because it Is bis ances
tor's, but because of its iijtrinsie value.
The clothing usually worn by the Chi
nese is cf the purest silk and costs any
where from $100 to $230 a suit. f
As n. ration the Chinese object to
wearing clothing of any other kind, and
centuries of experiment have taught
them bow lcst to make up the costly
caterpillar thread into the mtst dura
ble form. On this account the Chinese
dress, though of purer material, ha
none of the sbeeu usually associated
with silk, a ieculiarity which has re
sulted in the erroneous ideas as to their
composition. All the garments are
made in China and are only exported
for the personal use of Celestials in
Owing to their -ost. however, they
nre only purchased at long intervals,
each garment leing of so durable a
character that they are handed down
to the third and even the fourth' gener
ation. Wear appears to rather improve
them than otherwise, with the rest;lt
that the coat of the father or grandfa
ther often has -Horc 'Intrinsic value
than the uewer and less worn articles.
A Rade Saa-et Ion.
Great Actress That' an atrocious
portrait Is that the best von ftn do?
Is there no way you can improve upon
U? Suggest something"- : t
Photographer Madam. ' yu , might
permit your nuderstudy to st for you..
.-Cleveland Plain Dealer. ytHrftf
CLOSE OF A TRAGEDY
That of the Battleship Maine
Ends on the Sacred Soil of
FIBAL H0K0RS PAID TO THE DEAD
Who Lmt Their Live lu th? Line or Duty
When the Ship Went Dowu in Havana
Harbor Slgsbee 1 Chief of the Cere
tnonie at the Rurlat of Hi Old Crew
treilent and Cabinet O til err Attend
the Solemn Enniws.
Wasbfngton, Dec. Vpou the
windy heights of Arlington cemetery
the Maine dead, brought from Havana
by the battleship Texas, yesterday
were laid away iu their final resting
places with simple religious services
and the impressive honors of war in
the presence of the president, members
of bis cabinet, officers of the army aud
navy and other representatives of the
government. A cabinet oflicer survey
ing the flag-draped coffins before the
ceremonies begau said: "The lives of
those men cost Spain her colonies."
Dut there was no note of triumph
In the grim scene yesterday. With a
touch of sadness and solemn gravity
the nation performed its duty to the
lead, and gave its defenders a Chris
tian burial at home in soil hallowed by
patriotic dead. A soft mantle of snow
covered the earth, muffling the beat of
the horses' hoofs, the slow-turning
carriage wheels and the tramp of sol
diers stud sailors as they approached
the burial place.
-Site a Coiiiiiiuiiitins; Our.
The site is :i commanding one. In
front, the broad bosom of the ice-fettered
Potomac: beyond, the shaft of
Washington, the dome of the. Capitol
and the sprawling city: to the right the
choked embrasures f old 1'ort Mc
pherson, aud between I he graves of
the heroic dead of Santiago: to the left
the stately mansion of I.ee. ami to the
rear through the vistas or snow-laden
pines and cedars the silent army of the
patriotic dead of the civil war sleeping
inuU upon rank in their last bivouac.
Olil iilory Over Kuril ( u-kel.
The caskets interred yesterday
raused row on row. over each was
spread an American ensign. upon
which lay a wreath of galax leaves.
Around the enclosure. shoulder to
shoulder, the yellow of their coat lin
ings forming a baud of color, were
drawn up the cavalry of Fort Meyer:
to the right was a battalion of marines
from the navy yard with iheir spiked
helmets and scarlet caes turned back:
to Hie left.; a detachment of jackies
from the Texas iu navy blue: in the
fiag-d raped stand in the rear the presi
dent! and bis cabinet. Admiral Dewey.
Major tieiieral Miles and a distin
guished group of officers of the army
and navy in their showy dress uni
forms: while all around pressed tne
throng of people who had braved the
wow ami biting cold to pay their last
tribute to the dead. Among these were
many relatives and friends of those
who bad lieen lost iu the disaster.
There was a lender appropriate
ness iu the fact that Captain Sigsloc,
who was in . comuxand. of the Maine
I THE LONDON
Is full and running over with the best selected stock of
Holiday presents for men, boys and children. We have
a full - assortment of the following articles suitable for
I louse Coats.
Ways Mu filets.
Reversible Mu filers.
Square Mu filers.
Ue Joinville Ties.
Suits and Overcoan.
Cut This Out and Bring
1 THE LONDON
when she was blown tip. bad charged
of the ceremonies in honor of his men,
and that Father Chidwick. who was
chaplain of the Maine, was there tc
perforin the last rites. Three other
who lived through that awrul night iu
Havana harlHr were at the side of the
graves of their comrades Lieutenant
Commander Wainwright. who was
executive officer of the Maine, and who
sank the 1'ltitou and the Furor at San
tiago; Lieutenant F. C. Bowers, who
was assistant engineer of the Maine,
and Jeremiah Shea, a fireman on the
Maine, who was blown out of the stoke
bole of the ship through the debris,
escaping uninjured most miraculously.
Slowly, solemnly, the" full Marine
baud broke the deep hush, putting
forth the sad. sweet strains of the
dirge ""Safe in the Arms of Jesus." and
there were twitching of lips and wet
eyes as Chaplain Clark, of the Naval
Academy at Annapolis, came forward
ami took bis place under a canvas-covered
shelter in the open space in front
of tlie dead. The Protestaut services
were held lirst. and were very simple.
Chaplain Clark read the burial service
of the Kpiscopal church aud theu gave
way to Father Chidwick. who was as
sisted by Kevs. Holoind aud Brown
and two purple-robed acolytes. With
bead bared to the wiutry blast the
Maine's chaplain read a memorial ser
vice according to the rites of the Ro
man Catholic church, consigned the
dead, blessed the ground, repeated the
Lord's prayer and concluded with a
fervent appeal for the repose of tiie
souls of the departed.
A detachment of marines iu com
mand of Captain Kormony then
marched to the right of the graves and
fired three volleys over the dead, and
In the deep stillness that followed the
crash the clear, silvery notes of a bugle
rang out the soldier and sailors' last
good night "Taps." With the sound
ing of taps the ceremonies elided. The
president and his party and the oilier
distinguished guests, the military ami
the crowds then withdrew. Before
leaving Captain Sigsbee introduced
Jeremiah Shea to the president.
Negro Kill a Sheriff ami I Killed.
Monticeilo. Fla.. Dec. "JO. Will Cor
man. a negro, shot aud instantly killed
Sheriff T. D. Simpkins yesterday at the
Scurry place, six miles north of town.
Cot-man was wanted for murder and
Simpkins ami a osse went to arrest
him. They closed iu on the cabin iu
which the negro was concealed. As
Simpkins pushed open the uoor Jor
man shot him twice in the breast.
The murderer escaH'd Troiii the rear
doo. but was shot down ami killed.
Killed by a Falling Tree.
Merrill. Wis.. Dec. y. Pat Ked'ding,
foreman in Keddiug Bros." camp, about
six miles north of here, was killed
Wednesday at the camp by a falling
tree which he had helped the sawyers
to dislodge from a wedge. Bedding had
been iu this part of the country but
a few weeks, having been proprie
tor oT a livery stable at Stevens Point
for some j-ears.
Ito'and Keed Better.
New York, Dec. 2'.. Koland Heed
was reported this irorning as resting
a comfortable as could be expecteJ.
To Core a Cold la One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo QuinineTablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. drove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 centp.
it Along. We May Help You.
Signal American Victory in
tains. CONSIDERED IMPREGNABLE.
Col. Lockett Takes It, With
Other Important Cap
tures. Washington, Dec. 21) Otis cables:
Col. Lockett with a rep i men t and two
of the battol ons of the 46tb, one of t he
4o, and one company of th27th infan
try, and two guns altvckcd the enemy
6ui strong on a mountain stronghold
beyond Mont Alban, northeast of San
Mateo. A large number were killed
and wounded and 21 taken prisoners.
IxK-ke-tt raptured one cannon, 40 rifles.
20,000 rounds of ammunition, 00
pouuds of powder, arsenal fortifica
tions, all food supplies, and consider
able other property. The captured.
oint is located on a mountain trail
formerly supposed to be Impregnable.
Our Cas'ialties were Lieut. Knslow, of
the 11 cavalry and live men wounded;
mostly slight, and Private Matson, of
the 4dth infantry, drowned."
MUST NOT AID THE BOERS.
Wiraliit lilren I) a lialted States Attor.
ney to One Accused.
Cincinnati. Dee. 29. Mousittr
l'ierot. charged with acting as re
cruiting oflicer for the Boers, was
brought before United States Attor
ney Hundy today, lie claimed ho
was enlisting men for the hospital
corps and not for enlistment in the
army. Bundy advised him be mut
stop" I his, or he would be punished.
The IMaieue at Honolulu.
Washington. Dec. 29 The marine
hospital service has received the fol
lowing from Surgeon Carmichael at.
Honolulu, under date of the 20th
iust. : "Two cases are reported of
rilague at Honolulu, and two deaths
)ec. 12. No new cases up to Dec. 20.
(Quarantine against infection was
raised Dec. 19." Surgeon (ienerul
Wyman thinks the Honolulu board of
health entirely competent to copu
with the situation.
"Better do it than wish it done."
Better cure cattarrh by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla that complain becausu
vou suffer from it.
Flannel Nlyht Robes.
Muslin Night Robes.
Woolen Gloves and Mittens.
Kid Gloves and Mittens.
We Undersell Everybody.