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THE ABGUS, FRIDAY, .TUNIS 8, 1900.
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PLANS OF A STRATEGIST
How Colonel de Villebois Mareuil
Arranged a Battle.
rAMOus orncEE's last obdees.
Lsrte French . Commander Schooled
tbe Boers 1st the Most Trivial De
tails of Bis Plana For the Capture
of Boshof at .Mgkt-How lie Was
In the early days of the war In South
Africa English officers it-ere amazed at
the clever tactics of the Boer army and
forced to admire the intelligent fight
ing skill displayed by the rude farmers
as individuals. It seemed as if ail of
them bad a complete and accurate
knowledge of the plans of their com
manders. That this was probably true is prov
ed by the following captured orders for
the attack on Boshof issued by that
able commander, Colonel de Villebois
Mareuil, who is credited with conceiv
ing and conducting most of the Boer
coups up to the time of his death. It
will be noticed that no detail, however
trivial, even to the assignment of posi
tion for teamsters, is overlooked. In
addition it is Bhown that Colonel de
Mareuil divided his command into
groups of six men each and talked
over the plans of the attack with the
chosen leader of each group, so that
every man in the force had a full and
complete understanding of the plan of
battle. Unfortunately for Colonel de
Mareuil something happened to thwart
his plans, and instead of capturing Bo
shof on the night of April 4 be was
himself surprised with a detachment of
SO men near that place the next morn
ing and fell mortally wounded by
shrapnel in the fight. The complete
orders, as published In the London
Daily Telegraph, are as follows:
"General de Villebois de Mareuil,
commandant of the European legion, to
Commandant Saeremburg, Field Cor
net Coleman, Lieutenant de Breda.
"Orders for the movements on April 4:
"Tonight the detachment of the raid
will attack Boshof and follow its route
under the favor of a surprise and the
prevailing darkness. For this purpose
the following dispositions will be ob
served: The column will set off at 4
o'clock in the afternoon with the de
tachment of Boers under Field Cornet
Danlell in such a manner as just to
reach Boshof by night. At a certain
point the detachment will divide and
will reach their respective places of
assembly to the east and west of the
town. Boshof is situated in a plain
and is flanked by certain kopjes, of
which the importance and distance
from the town are reported as follows:
To the north two naked kopjes, weakly
guarded and a good distance from the
town. Between them passes the IIoop-stadt-Boshof
road. To the east, on the
road to Klmberley, which it commands.
one kopje, which is not guarded by the
enemy. Upon this the Boers will take
up their position. Finally lo the south
east of thetown and exactly opposite
to it there is a kopje, where the English
have an outpost of 50 men. On the
6ummit of this is formed a small para
pet of stones about half the height of a
man. This will form part of the at
tack reserved for the detachment of
"The Uoopstadt and Kimberley roads
cross in the interior of the town.
"The plan of attack will be carried
out under the following conditions: At
11 o'clock in the evening the Boers un
der Field Cornet Daniell will be in po
sltiou on the kopje C, and the telegraph
wire on the Kimberley road will be cut
by them. At the same time the raiding
party will assemble behind the kopje
E, situated two kilometers from the
town. The horses and the Scotch cart
will there await the final operations, as
well as the native servants if there are
any. One man will be left behind with
each team of six horses. Commandant
Saeremburg and Lieutenant de Breda
will before the departure choose these
men, the importance of whose mission
will be readily understood, since upon
their vigilance will depend the safety
of the expedition in the event of re
treat. The group left behind will be
under the orders of Nicollet. The men
will remain standing at the head of the
horses, which will be saddled and bri
dled, the cart boys at the head of the
mules, all ready harnessed.
"At 11:30 the attacking party will
march in three echelons 20 meters
apart, the center in the van. The cen
ter echelon, under the special direction
of the general, will be formed by the
French platoon. The right echelon.
commanded by Commandant Saerem
burg, will consist of one-half of the
Dutch and the left, under Lieutenant
Bock, of the other half. Furthermore.
the men who have been in the habit of
messing together in groups will ap
point a leader, from whom they will on
no account separate nor get out of
touch. When these groups do not exist
or exceed ten In number, the leaders of
the party will break them up and form
parties of six or eight and appoint a
head of the group. The general will
see these heads of groups at 3 o'clock
In his camp to give them Instructions
further than can be detailed here.
"In the arproachlng march the com
mandants will give their orders In a
low voice, and the men will be ranged
in line so that they can see the heads
of groups and lie down instantly. It is
of Importance also to watch the Inves
tigations of the searchlight If the Eng
lish have one at Boshof. which has not
yet been ascertained. The moment the
ray Is turned toward the echelon the
leader win make his group lie down,
and the march will not be resumed un
til the light is turned away. At the
rise of the kopje D a halt will be made
behind the cemetery, and the. Saerem
burg echelon -will carry the kopje by
assault and will occupy it. From there
It will hold . . the two kraals
Z Z, where the English encamped In
the market place In Boshof itself could
make the first attempt at resistance.
In no case, for an easily understood
reason, will it fire upon the town. Fir
ing, moreover, can only be carried out
by volleys discharged by word of com
ruand given by the head of each group.
"Continuing their march, the two
other echelons will pass a well behind
the kraals and will attack the English
camp outside of the town. In this ef
fect the French echelon, after firing
two volleys, will advance at the charge
with the cry, 'Transvaal and Free
State! and will thus complete the pan
ic. As there are no bayonets the rifles
wlll-be kept loaded and carried under
the arms at the position of the charge.
After having crossed the camp from
the east to the south the rout will be
accomplished by firing.
"Lieutenant Bock's echelon will re
main under the orders of the general as
a reserve should the Boers placed on
the Kimberley road on the kopje C
have to deal with the fugitives. He
could also render assistance If the
enemy issuing from Boshof should en
deavor to turn the attack. He would
then be informed of this eventuality by
Field Cornet Coleman, who will cover
the left of the attack in such a manner
as to observe all that may be menaced
For this purpose the Afrikanders will
conform to the general movement of
the march of approach and retire as
soon as the attack begins on the west
of the English camp to a distance suit
able for observation.
"To facilitate recognition the brim of
the hats will be covered with a white
"The meagerness of our information
does not permit of even an approxi
mate estimate of the English force.
The forces in Boshof seem, however, to
be between 300 and 400 men. Whatev
er happens the assailants should re
member that their moral superiority Is
overwhelming, and even in the event
of retreat they can easily, covered by
the darkness, regain their horses and
retire from Boshof witliout risk."
RADCLIFFE GIRLS TO HELP.
Will Assist In Cnre of Cnban Women
Teachers at Harvard.
The expected arrival of the Cuban
girl teachers at Cambridge, Mass., has
naturally roused the patriotic zeal of
Radcliffe students as well as the inter
est of Harvard men and of the commu
nity at large. Kadcliffe will be Aery
cordial in its overtures for the comfort
of the woman contingent, and 14 stu
dents have offered themselves and
been accepted as teachers and interpre
ters, says the New York Sun. At pres
ent it is supposed that between 800 and
000 Cuban women will present them
selves for study, and of these only 5
per cent know -English. It is necessary.
therefore, that all the classes be con
ducted in Spanish, and Spanish is a
language with which the "typical Kad
cliffe girl" is not as a rule familiar.
Still, there are some dozen students
who can be of decided use. and they
will do their best to compensate in
quality for their meager numbers.
The Radcliffe council was requested
at its last meeting to give up the houses
and grounds of this college to the uses
of the regular Harvard summer school,
the beauty of such an arrangement be
ing that it would leave Harvard itself
entirely at the disposal of the Cuban
guests. The council has not yet given
Its decision In the matter, but there is
a good prospect that its answer will be
favorable to the Cuban cause.
Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer, formerly
the president of Wellesley college and
now on Badcliffe's advisory board, will
give up her house to Mrs. Alice Gordon
Gulick, who is to act as the dean of the
woman's department of the Cuban
summer school. The house Is the
charming old Peabody mansion, which
faces on Quincy street and from Its
back windows commands a beautiful
view of the entire college yard. Mrs.
Gulick Is a graduate of Mount Holyoke
college and has become widely known
because of her connection with the In
ternational Institute For Girls in San
Sebastian, Spain. She Is an accom
plished Spanish student and a tactful
woman, able, as few American women
of scholarly qualifications could be, to
understand and sympathize with the
conventionalities which must surround
the Spanish girls. One of the 14 college
girls will in every case accompany the
women's afternoon excursion parties,
which are to form such an Important
part of the whole educational scheme.
DUMB BOY MAY TALK.
Remarkable Operation on a Cleft
Palate Is Successful.
Nathan Hale Prior, aged C, the son
of Plainville parents, the other day at
the New Haven hospital uttered vocal
sounds for the first time since his
birth, says the New York World. This
was the result of a remarkable opera
tion for the restoration of a cleft pal
ate. It Is believed that he will learn to
talk as soon as be can control the
sounds which he makes.
Similar cases have been remedied by
the insertion of an artificial palate of
metal. Recently surgeons conceived
the idea of closing the aperture by tbe
use of tbe flesh around the palate. Por
tions of the flesh were forced out and
the palate pressed Into a natural form.
The result of the operation has been
watched with interest by the hospital
physicians, who announced their suc
cess the other day when the boy for
the first time uttered gurgling, sounds
which closely resembled words.
Reason f the Delay.
It seems that the reason why Mafe
fciDg was not relieved sooner was that
Lord Roberts could not spare any Ca
nadian troops for the expedition. Buf
falo Express. j-
MUSINGS AROUND MILAM.
St Iseellaneaas Bad ret of News From the
Town on the Hennepin
Milan. June 8. Mrs. C. W. Thach
er and children left for their home in
Qalva after spending a couple of
weeks among friends.
Miss Olethe Muse is setiouslv ill.
Bronwell South, of Rock Island,
visited in Milan Monday.
The city of Rock Island began re
planking the bridges Monday.
P. II. Philebar has sold his prinliD
office to J. II. Weed, of Rock Island.
Miss Winnie Crouch, of Sears,
spent Sunday with Miss E'la Zahn.
William .Brandenburg took in the
excursion to Milwaukee Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. August Nice wel
comed a boy to their home Tuesday.
Misess Cora and Mamie Dixon, of
Rock Island. Spent Sunday among
friends in Milan.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilhite left Sat
urday for Chicago to spend a month
with their son Thomas.
Cyrus Terry and family, -of Buffalo
Praire. spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mrs. G. E. Brown.
Miss Bertha Hinderer went to Pre
emption Friday to spend a month
among friends and relatives.
Mrs. G. A. Wiggins and children
left Wednesday for a month's visit
with relatives in Toledo, Iowa.
The council met in regular monthly
session Monday evening and installed
Michael Lane as village policeman.
Miss Alice Strayer, ot South Rock
Island, left Saturday for a 2-months'
vi"it among relatives in Indiana and
Mrs. Martha Bushart returned Mon
day after several months' visit with
her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Mclntyre,
of Erie, 111.
Children's day will be celebrated at
tie Presbyterian church Sunday. In
tbe morning Rev. H. W. Reherd will
preach a sermon to tbe children and
in the evening a program will be ren
dered by the Sunday school.
Mrs. H. W. Reherd left Friday for
Fairfield, Iowa, to attend the com
mencement exercises of the college
of which she is a graduate. Rev. H.
W. Reherd left Monday to deliver an
address at the college.
The Finaer Xalls.
In days when superstition was more
prevalent thau it is now the shape and
appearance of the finger nails were
considered to have reference to one's
destiny. To learn the message of the
finger nails it was necessary to rub
them over with a compound of wax
and soot and then to hold them so that
the sunlight fell fully on them. Then
on the horny, transparent substance
certain signs and characters were sup
posed to appear, from which the future
could be interpreted. Persons, too,
having certain kinds of nails were cred
ited with the possession of certain
characteristics. Thus a man with red
and spotted nails was supposed to
have a hot temper, while pale, lead col
ored nails were considered to denote a
melancholy temperament. Narrow nails
were supposed to betray ambition and
a quarrelsome nature, while round
shaiKMl nails were the distinguishing
marks of lovers of knowledge and peo
ple of liberal sentiment. Conceited,
narrow minded and obstinate folk were
supposed to have small nails, indolent
people fleshy nails and those of a gen
tle, retiring nature broad nails.
Comes from Dr. D. B. Cargile, of
Washita, I. T. He writes: "Electric
Bitters has cured Mrs. Brewer of
scrofula, which had caused her great
suffering for years. Terrible sores
would break out on her head and face,
and the best doctors could give no
help; but now her health is excel
lent.11 Electric Bitters 13 the best
blood purifier known. It's the su
pretue remedy for eczema, tetter, salt
rheum, ulcers, boils and running
sores. It stimulates liver, kidneys
and bowels, expels poisons, helps di
gestion and builds op the strength.
Only 50 cents. Sold by Hartz &
Ulleineyer, druggists. Guaranteed.
Yes, August Flower still has the
largest sale of any medicine in the
civilized world. Yonr mothers and
grandmothers never thought of using
anything else for indigestion or bil
iousness. Doctors were scarce, and
they seldom heard of appendicitis,
nervous prostration or neart failure,
etc. They used August Flow
er to clean out the system and stop
fermentation ol undigested xood, reg
ulate the action of the liver, stimulate
the .nervous and organic action of the
system, and that is ail they took when
feeling dull and bad with headaches
and other aches. You only need a
few doses of Green's August Flower,
in liquid form, to make you satisfied
there is nothing serious tbe matter
with you. Sample bottles free at T. H.
Cbronlo Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says:. "For several months
after spraining my ankle I was severe
ly afflicted with rheumatism. I finally
tried Detchon s Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism, and in four days could walk
without my cane; two bottles cared
me sound and well. I take great
pleasure in recommending the Mys
tic Cnre to all who are afflicted with
rheumatism." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island;
Gustave Schlegel & Son, 220 West
Second street, Davenport.
Quick Belief lor Astb
Miss Maud Dickens, Parsons. Kas.,
writes: "I suffered eisht years with
athmit In Its wnrat form. I hd sev
eral attacks during the last year and
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was not expeciea to uve mrooga
them. I began using Foley's Honey
and Tar; and it has never failed to
give Immediate relief." AU drug
114 W. 2nd SU
WE HAVE TOO MANY SUITS
And we want yo i to have them, and in order to make it an object
for you we have divided our suits this week into four lots and cut
the price that will move suits as suits were never moved before.
Every suit in the entire stock is New, Stylish and Correctly Tailored.
There are no shop worn or last season's suits to show or to sell
$3.98 for $6.00 andfQ QQ
f7.50 suits at V"'3
$7 oO for $12 00 and 7 Cfl
f 15.00 suits at si 1 JU
to. . . .
An Interesting Interview with an Old
the agents of the medicine and pro
cured a bottle. When in bed ?.t nights I would hold my stomach with my two hands to
prevent it from "tying into knots," as it were. My neck would also fill with wind the
size of two fists.
One bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin gave me sufficient relief to have con
fidence in the medicine, the second even more so and the third set me on the road to
recovery; in fact it cured me. I was absolutely helpless at times and vomited freely,
I could not move an arm or leg unless assisted by my husband, and slept but little.
Samuel Wiseman, of No. 914 Garvin Street, an old soldier, age 70, said he had
been troubled with indigestion, neuralgia and kidney ailments since tbe Civil War.
Of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsiu he said tbe following:
"Three doses of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin gave me more relief than all the
doctors I tried. In fact, these doses gave me tbe best night's sleep I have ever had.
My little son Harry, 6 years old, has inherited some of our sickness and we are now
bringing him up on this medicine.
"I invite the public to call on me as to the genuineness of the statements hero
made by myself and my wife.
"914 Garvin Street, EvaasviUe, Ind
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$12 98 for $18.20 and 10 QQ
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$19.98 for $30.00 and
$35.00 suits at
Half Price Sale of
Evansville Soldier and His Wife.
Mrs. Mary Wiseman, of No. 914
Garvin Street, age 60 years, gives
the following free and unsolicited
testimony in favor of Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin: I have had stomach
troubles and indigestion for the past
six years and with each succeeding
year my "belching" became so
chronic as to be heard across the
street. So troubled was I with
these incessant belches, which oc
curred every other minute, that I
had to deny mysalf the privilege of
going to church for fear of disturb
ing the congregation or be ordered
to leave. I also ceased calling on
my neighbors for the same reason.
Many were afraid that I had a con
tagious ailment. Indeed, I was a
miserable woman until the adver
tisement of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin attracted my attention one
evening and I straightway went to
310-314 Twentieth Street.
EKsTBT A. FAXIT OK
FAi LY CURED