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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1900.
Institutions against imperialism: and. above
all and beyond all. they are fighting a bat
tle for the rights of man.
"There never would have been trouble If
gold had not been discovered in the land.
The rich find of gold there la at the bot
tom of it all. Love of gold Is the cause of
this cruel Anglo-African war.
' Cecil Rhodes, the most daring and co
lsal grabber and manipulator of tne
century, coveted the Boers golden land,
lie wanted It for his English chartered
syndicate.' He Instigated tho Jameson raid,
and repudiated It when the Boers made it
a miserable failure. He stirred up dis
tension among the people at Pretoria he
conspired in South Africa and In Europe to
overthrow the Dutch republic. e is the
ower behind the British Ministry in this
war, and Chamberlain Is now and always
has bten his willing tool.
'"This conflict should be called Cecil
Rhodes's war for gold in South Africa. He
J responsible for all the woe. all the sor
row, all the despair, and all the misery
this war has caused. The Boers have made
him practically a prisoner. He 13 shut up
In his diamond mines at Klmberley. He
"will have to eat diamonds, if he Is not
speedily rescued. I hope the Boers will
capture him ami give him an Immediate
"GRAND OLD PAUL KRUG ER."
"I glory In the spunk of grand old Paul
Kröger. He is one of the world's great
heroes. He knew only too well how dan
gerous was delay and everything that has
occurred since he Issued his deflant ulti
matum to the British crown has dem
onstrated his wisdom and his foresight.
He is a grand old man, one of the world's
Immortals, and will always stand out on
the pages of history as a friend of man,
a lover of liberty and a champion of fre.e
dum. The ultimatum he issued to England
rang round the globe and will live In the
world's history. Have we forgotten that
Thomas Jefferson Issued a similar ulti
matum on the Fourth of July, 1776, to
VI know the Declaration of Independence
Is to-day no more popular with kings and
queens than when it was written, but I
am American enough to believe that It is
just as true to-day as It was In 1775, when
it rounded the death knell of the divine
right of kings, and proclaimed to all the
world a government based upon the con
sent of the governed. It is too bad the
Declaration of Independence is not as pop
ular as it used to be. It seems to be in
men favor In Washington that the present
pro-English secretary of state has locked
it up in a safe, and the anglo-American
ambassador to the court of St. James
makes after-dinner speeches to tipsy lords
and dukes about the beauties of imperial
ism and the Ironclad friendship of Eng
land and America. ,
"There is no doubt a secret understand
ing exists to-day between the White House
find Downing street. I am opposed to an
anglo-American alliance, expressed or im
plied, especially when its object Is the ad
vancement of imperialism, the march of
armies, the downfall of republics, the de
struction of free institutions, the enslave
ment of man and the perpetuity of the
power of kings.
"The President should have offered the
friendly offices of this country to prevent
this cruel war. He should have responded
to the great and mighty petition for peace
presented to him at the beginning. He
should have acted on the findings, the con
clusions and judgment of The Hague
peace conference. He could have done so
"But the friends of free Institutions
fhould not lose hope we should not de
spair, even though the White House seems
to be enveloped in the atmosphere of an
English fog. It Is not too late for this
Republic to assert itself in behalf of re
publican Institutions. It is not too late
for us to demand an honorable peace in the
Interest of humanity. Christianity and
civilization. If tho President will not act.
Congress can and Congress should. have
offered In the House of Representatives a
Joint resolution protesting against the war,
granting the Doers belligerent rlgnts and
instructing the President to bring about a
cessation of hostilities and an honorable
peace. This ought to be done, and done
at once. I promise you I will do all In
my power to pass tbAt resolution, and pass
It will. In my opinion, if the President con
tinues to exhibit symptoms of Anglophobia.
"13 American patriotism dead? Has the
spirit that animated the people in 1776 and
1S12 been forgotten? Is the Declaration of
Independence no longer potent for the up
building of republics and the perpetuity of
free, institutions? Is our form of govern
ment a farce? Do the great names and
heroic deeds of the revolutionary fathers
no longer appeal to us? Are we dead to
American feeling and national . sentiment?
Shall we tear down our monuments,
trample in the dust .the Constitution, send
back to France the Statue of Liberty and
turn to the wall the picture of the great
emancipator? If democracy and free In
stitutions find no answer here, then, indeed,
are republics a thing of the past and the
message of the future an imperialistic cry
of destruction, of oppression and of
When Mr. Sulzer, In the course of his
speech, brought in the namo of Chamber
lain, the crowd mingled groans with their
' hisses. Stamping, waving Boer fi igs, whist
ling and cheers with occasional remarks, in
terrupted the speech all the way through.
Senator Maaon Speech.
Justice Fitzgerald, in introducing Senator
Mason, said the meeting was not a partisan
one, at least as far as politics in this
country was concerned, and he said he
would present a Republican, a United
States senator from Illinois.
Senator Mason received a hearty welcome.
NEW YEAR'S WEATHER.
hott In Eastern Indiana and Fair in
WASHINGTON', Dec. SI. Forecast for
For Indiana Snow In eastern; fair In
western portion on Monday. Tuesday,
fair; continued cold; fresh westerly winds.
For Illinois Fair on Monday and Tues
day, preceded by. snow Monday morning
In northeast portions; continued cold; fresh
west to northwest winds.
For Ohio Snow on Monday; fair on Tues-
y. except snow near tho lakes: continued
cold; fresh south to west winds.
Local Observations on Sunday.
Bar. Ther. R.H. Wind. Wthr. Pre.
, 7a.m...! 2 81 S'west. Clear. 0.00
7 p. m..3i.77 12 5 S west. Cl'dy. 0.00
i 3Iaximum temperature, 13; minimum tem
' , The following Is a comparative statement
OÜ the mean temperature and total preclpl-
tation for Dec. 31:
Normal ;.. si 0.10
Mean . 7 0.00
Departure 24 0.10
Departure since Dec. 1 lu2 0.28
Departure since Jan. 1
C. F. R. WAPPENHANS.
Local Forecast Official.
1 Station. Min. Max.
Chicago. Ill o 10 6
-Cairo. Ill 10 24 24
y'beyenne, Wyo S3 38 2S
nclnnatl, 0 2 IS 16
oncordla, Kan 12 .
.'avenport. Ia 2 . 12 8
Des Moines, Ia...r 6 14 8
Kansas City, Mo S IS 16
Little Rock. Ark 20 32 30
Memphis, Tenn 22 SO CO
Nashville. Tenn 12 28 24
North Platte, Neb 10 . 1 . 10
Oklahoma. O. T.. 20 34 32
Omaha. Neb 4 12 12
Pittsburg. Pa 6 14 10
Rapid City, S. D 4 IS 18
Salt Lake City, Utah.. 15 2S 21
SL Louis. Mo 6' 1& 16
Springfield. Ill o ' IS 14
Springfield, Mo S 22 IS
VJcksburg, Miss 30 32 32
Know and lee In the South.
MACON. Ga.. Dec. 31. The heaviest snow
ever known in this part of the South fell
here to-day. It Is estimated that the fall
was full six inches on the level. Much
'wheat has been pianted in this section and
farmers say the snow insures a big crop.
CHARLESTON, S. C. Dec. 31.-The
snowfall to-day Is the heaviest hero in
December for thirty year. It began at 12
o'clock and continued until 4 o'clock, when
It turned into an Ice storm. Trees coated
with ice two-tenths of an Inch thick. The
rnnw was dry and was half an inch deep
cn the level.
i ÄWaÄ 2
"We are here,
South Africa, who are fighting for their ,
country and their homes. As Jutice Fitz i
gerald says, this is not a partisan meet
ing, unless it be partisan to love Institu
tions that are our own, and to believe in
the granting to others of the same liberty
that we hold dear. We do not ask about a
man's politics or about his religion to
night. We ask him whether he cares for
the institutions of free government and
liberty. Mr. Sulzer, the eloquent young
gentleman who preceded me, has agreed
wUh me so often on matters relating to
Cuoa in the past year or so, that I hardly
know his politics. This .s a matter to-night
that rises above party politics.
"Now we want to look at this thing fairly
to-night, and not let our passions get the
better of us. If England Is really in the
right; If she Is really seeking the promo
tion of civilization over the whole wond;
if she really wants to bring enlightenment
and education to the children of all lands,
then we should be with her in thi3 war.
But If she Is selfishly seeking the acquire
ment of rich territory, if ehe Is seeking to
force her flag of empire over a free, liberty-loving
people, then we must speak out
without fear or favor."
Senator Mason reviewed the history of
the Dutch people in South Africa and her
relations with England. In the course of
this he referred to lilliputian statesmen who
are trying to fill the place of the great
Gladstone, and who are now seeking to be
little his memory by Insinuating that fear
made him dictate the retirement of the
British from the Transvaal after Majuba
hill. "I think that we, as onlookers, have
the right to say," said Senator Mason,
"that , if in that matter Gladstone had a
grain of discretion the events of the last
six weeks In South Africa have shown
that it was in accordance with sound
"Congressman Sulzer has alluded to the
Boer as always having been surrounded
with savages and fevers. I can say that
there has not been a day, since the time
when our own forefathers were fighting
the same foe he lights to-day, and for the
same liberty, that the Boer has not only
been faced by savages and surrounded by
fevers but he has been followed by the
British Hon and the shadow behind him of
the British red coat.
THE WORK OF IRISHMEN.
"It may be said by some that the reso
lutions you pass here to-night are tho work
of Irishmen. I want to say that not a bat
tle for liberty has been fought in this con
tinent that the Irishman has not taken
part in. I also want to tell them that the
sentiments of these resolutions are not only
the sentiment of the Irish in America, but
they are the sentiments of almost all the
people in this country. From every lover
of liberty comes the prayer that the re
public may live. They tell us that our sym
pthy with the Boers may interfere with
politics In England. If there are any poll
tics in England that interferes with our
duty they had better get out of the way.
The same rule will apply to this country
"It has been said that no must svmnn-
thlze with England in this unholy cause
because she was our friend In the Spanish
war. ven so, we were fighting for lib
erty. We were fighting to stop tho mur
der of women and children In Cuba and
for the fostering of V?ister republic. If
England was kind erTbofh to keep her
greedy hands off during that struggle, does
it follow that we have sold our birth
right and that the eagle must not raise his
voice except in honor of the Hon?
Public opinion is theAconscIence of the
people. Here is a way To make it felt all
over thworld. They made up their mind
thaty would Insult the Dutchman in
Sour Africa, make him brinsr out his
A:t again, and then take his home from
in the fight. They went out for a
fihAl and they eot what thev went for."
Amos J. Cummlngs told of the history of
British aggression in South Africa, begin
ning witthe taking of the Cape Colony
in trust, when Napoleon took Holland, and
tne refusal to give It back to the Dutch
after Napoleon's defeat. "She hated Na
poleon." said he. "but was willing to pick
up the scraps that he left." He referred
to Chamberlain's recent chance of front.
and added: "Chamberlain is a liar, and
that is not putting it a bit too strong, for
three years ago he said the same things I
have told you to-night."
While he was telling how England had
gone to all of her colonies for help in this
war somebody yelled out in the audience:
And she 11 go to Ireland for some more."
tone had some from Ireland anrl th
Boers disposed of them," replied Mr. Cum-
mmgs, ana the Irish in the hall cheered.
Congressman Cumnungs blamed Ambas
sador Choate among others for the exist
ing situation of affairs, as far as the posi
tion oi me united states was concerned.
The following resolutions were . passed
with a cheer:
"Whereas, All good American cithens
must view with concern the evident con
spiracy of English agents, acting in the
Interests of stock Jobbers, mining specu
lators ana company promoters to lead the
United States into an entangling alliance,
open or concealed, with Great Britain, in
an effort to strangle the liberties of the re
publics of South Africa, which are as
precious to them and secured by as gooI a
title as are the liberties of this Republic,
and . ,
"Whereas, The war now waged by En
gland on the Transvaal Republic has for
its ostensible object to enforce a demand
that the right to vote within the territory
of the republic be given to unnaturalized,
foreign "residents, many of them British
suojects to whom such privileges are de
nied by law in their own country and in
contravention of a solemn t-eaty by which
Great Britain fully recognized and guaran
teed to the South Afrcan republic the
right to control its own internal affairs;
therefore, be it
"Resolved, That we, citizens of New
York in mass meeting assembled, condemn
the action of the British government and
recognize the strenuous struggle carried
on for generation after generation by the
burghers of South frlca o secure the
right to rule themselves in their own wa
a an example wuiiuy of tne embattled
farmers whose valor won American free
dom, and we recognize that the two sister
republics whose citizen soldiers have de
feated In a series of pitched battles the
veteran legions of England, have thus won
a title to independence which all mankind
should recognize as valid.
"Resolved, That we protest against the
seizure of American food supplies in tran
sit to a neutral territory as an act of in
humanity and a b-each of International
law the evident purpose of which is to ac
complish by the starvation of noncom
batants a result which the British arms
have failed to' achieve.
"Resolved. That we deprecate the action
of the Dominion of Canada In Fending
troops to defeat the Boers, and protest
against any part of this continent being
used as a base of operations for the con
quest of a free nation in any part of the
world as a menace to the peace and hap
piness of the American people.
"Resolved. That we appeal to the heart
and conscience of the liberty-loving people,
descendants of the founders of this Re
public and .Inheritors of Washington's
fame, and all lovers of liberty throughout
the world, to cast aside all personal and
selfish consideration unworthy of free men.
to extend the hand of fellowship to the
patriots and heroes now so bravely fight
ing to maintain their liberty and to drive
the invader from the soil of their republic,
and we hall the victories as the happy
augury of the establishment of the United
States of South Africa."
Among the vice presidents of the meeting
were N. A. Poynter,. Governor of Ne
braska; George L. Wellington, United
States senator from Maryland; John J.
McDonough. secretary of state for New
York, and the following members of Con
gress: R. K. Polk. Athelston Gesten and
K. D. Zlegler, of Pennsylvania; Daniel E.
Johnston. William F. Rhen and John
Lamb, of Virginia; J. S. Salmon, of New
Jersey: John A. McDowell and R. D. Gor
don, of Ohio; Henry C. Smith, of Michigan.;
Stanyarne Wilson, of South Carolina;
Thomas Spight. of Mississippi, and George
A. Pearre, of Maryland.
An overflow meeting attended by over
3,000 persons was held in Irving Place.
PIlAISn FOR MASOX.
Senator "Billy" Commended for
Championing: the Iloer Cause.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 31. Resolutions
sympathizing with the Bors In their fight
with Great Britain and commending Sena
tor William E. Mason, of Illinois, for cham
pioning their cause, have been adopted by
the German-American Citizens' Associa
tion of Kansas City. Copies of the resolu
tions will be forwarded to Senator Mason
and Representatives Sulzer, of New York,
and Cowherd, of Missouri. The resolutions
say, 'That believing the cause of tho two
republics In South Africa ono of Justice
ily rejoice in the splendid success thus far
attained by the brave defenders or tnese
two republics in their several encounters
with the British hireling army, sincerely
hoping that complete success may crown
the truly patriotic efforts of the Boers, and
that the oppressor may be deservedly hu
miliated and driven from the soil of South
Africa in disgrace. Further, that we ac
knowledge with unbounded satisfaction and
delight the course Senator Mason, or Illi
nois, has pursued and his eloquent pleading
. - . . , til T 1 - . 1
in a speecn Derore me &enaie ot me unucu
States in favor of the righteous cause of
the Boers; and we urge him to continue the
good work and thus assist in developing a
healthy and Intelligent sentiment in regard
to this important question of public policy
and the attitude the United States govern
ment ought to pursue in the premises."
Irishmen Ready to Fight England.
TOLEDO, O., Dec. 31. The Robert Em
met Club, a leading Irish society or io
ledo, has inaugurated a movement to as
sist the Boers. This club in 189S organized
tne Emmet Guards and offered their scrv-
ices for the war with Spain. At a secret
mec.iig iast night resolutions were adopted J
pledging financial and moral support to
It Ä.anFlf?"nvSB voÄ o(e3
the.r services, "in any emergency in wnicn
Winand is involved." Only single men.
with no one dependent upon them for sup
port, are accepted.
Mr. wdward Walters, president of the
club, is authority for the statement that
the organization has arms for all who vol
unteer should anus be needed. Asked about
tne rumors of an invasion of Canada, Mr.
Walters said: "When the orders come it
will be our duty to obey. We have advices
that French and Irish Canadians are in
favor of independence, but this comes to
Regiment Raised in Iowa.
ORANGE CITY, la., Dec. 31. An entire
regiment of soldiers is said to be en route
from the Dutch colony in this (Sioux)
county to Join the Boers in the Trans
vaal. If seemingly well-authenticated ac
counts aro to be believed the organizers
of the force are not attempting to send the
entire body to the scat of war at once, but
are content to ship them out three or four
at a time by different routes. The recruits
were not all gathered in Sioux county, but
the money to hire and equip them was all
raised in or near Orange City and Sioux
Center. That drilling has been In progress
in remote parts of the county for some time
Is certain, though much secrecy was ob
served. It is said that only picked men have
PAWTUCKET, R. I.. Dec. Sl.-"England's
Misfortune Is Ireland s Opportunity, was
the motto at a meeting of the various or
ganizations of this city. Central Falls and
the Blackstone valley to-night for the pur
pose of organizing a movement to give as
sistance to the Boers. The meeting was
held behind closed doors, and at Its close
the secretary stated that resolutions of
sympathy with the Boers in their struggle
for liberty were unanimously adopted.
The threatened invasion of Canada was
also considered. '
Antl-Goelielitcs and Republicans May
Control the ljejrlslat ore.
FRANKFORT, Ky.. Dec. 31. The antl
Goebel Democrats, through ex-Congress
man W. C. Owens, engaged headquarters
to-day which will be opened to-morrow.
Senator Lindsay, who came home from
Washington at the beginning of the holi
days, was conspicuous In the anti-Goebel
councils. Chairman Long, of the Repub
ncan siaie campaign cuiuuuuw, u
a meeting of the Republican members of
Dom nouses ior a joini comerence lu-mur-
row morning. It Is expected that then a
report wil be received from the anti-Goebel
Democrats regarding their attitude on the
organization of the two houses and. the
general policy, of the session will be talked
To-night's trains brought large a ldltlona
to the crowd of political leaders already
here. Among them was General P. Watt
Hardin, who openeu headquarters and
launched his senatorial boom on an anti
Goebel platform. With Hardin came ex
Secretary of State Headley and several
senators and representatives who are pro
nounced anti-Goebel men. It was an
nounced to-nigbt that the anti-Goebel
members of the Legislature and leaders
on mat side will hold a conference to
morrow at tne same time the Republicans
meet. It may be decided to wait till after
the Democratic caucus to-morrow night be
fore putting up the anti-Goebel slate of
candidates for places in the organization
of the Legislature.
The anti-Goebelites increased their est!
mates of their strength in both houses to
night. They now claim to have eight Demo
prats in the Senate and thirteen in the
House. This would give the coalition a
majority on joint ballot or would control
either house in separate session.
fioehelism Not Demoeraey.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 31. Gen. P. Wat
Hardin, who was 'Democratic candidate for
Governor in 1S96, and who sought the nomi
nation at the hands of the last State con-
ventlon, has just returned from a trip in
the Northwest. Speaking of the Kentucky
political situation General Hardin said: "I
find great apprehension In the North con-
cerning the electoral vote of this State in
the Presidential election next year. It
seems to me a matter of first importance
so to organize the Democratic nartv that
Kentucky may be taken out of the list of
doubtful States. Two years aco the Demo.
cratlc party carried Kentucky by a ma
jority or i i.ow. Because of bad leadershiD.
because of undemocratic measures, because
or actions which th party eannot defend,
dui ior wnicn it is now proposed to maV
responsible, we have lost Kentucky. If it ia
to be regained we must act now, act
promptly and act dclslvely; we must so act
as to make clear that Goebellsm is not De
Ohio Legislature Sleets To-Day
COLUMEUS, O., Dec. 31. The Seventy-
fourth General Assembly will meet to-mor
row at 10 e. m., and will remain in session
just long enough to organize by electing
the Republican caucus nominees. Lieuten
ant Governor Jones will preside In the Sen
ate. His successor. Judge John A. Cald
well, of Cincinnati, will not qualify until
next Monday, when Governor-elect Nash
will be inaugurated. Governor Bushnell's
message will be submitted to the Legisla
ture on Tuesday. Almost the sole tonic in
legislative and political circles to-day has
been the action of the Republican Senate
caucus In excluding Senator Brown, the in
dependent Republican of Hamilton countv.
The action of the Republican senators Is
rendered anomalous by the fact that the
Republican House caucus permitted the In
dependent Republican representatives from
Hamilton county to participate. The action
or the benate caucus was not anticlDated.
The admittance of the independents to the
Houso caucus was prearranged, it Is now
claimed, to Injure the nomination of McEl-
roy ror clerk of the House.
'End of the Century" Conference.
CHICAGO, Dec. 31. The end of the cen
tury conference of Christian men and
women under the auspices of the Political
Action Department of the Young People's
Temperance Federation of America, was
held to-day at Willard Hall. The Rev. W.
D. Bliss, of California, national president
of the Social Reform Union, spoke on the
subject, "And the government shall be
upon his shoulders." Wallace R. Struble
said what was wanted was a national con
vention of the United Christian party. It
was decided that a Christian party should
be formed but where the convention shall
be held was not settled. Details will be
Losses by Fire.
ASSUMPTION. 111., Dec. 31.-The Illinois
State Bank was destroyed by fire to-day.
Tho vault, however, is in good condition,
and it is thought its contents will be
saved. A clothing store and three other
business houses were also burned. The
total lose aggregates $C0,000, half of which
Is covered by insurance.
READY FOR THE FIGHT
M'COY AXD MAUER SAID TO DG
GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITIO'.
Will Meet In the Rlne Thli Afternoon
and Battle for $20,000 The Kid
Confident The Betting.
NEW YORK, Dec. 31. Despite the wide
spread circulation of reports to the effect
that the pugilistic encounter between "Kid
McCoy and Peter Maher would not take
place to-morrow afternoon at the Coney
Island Athletic CJub, on account of illness
in the family of one of the principals, it is
officially announced to-night that the bat
tle will take place as scheduled at 3:30 p.
Mnrnv ami Maher ore said to be in oer
feet physical' condition as the result ot six
weeks or nara Training.
Both men con
cluded their preparation for the battle to
day with mild exercise. McCoy's work
consisted of a five-mile horseback ride.
tossing the medicine ball, a cold shower
bath and a hard rub down. At the con
clusion of his exercise McCoy said he never
felt better prepared for a fight in his life.
There Is no doubt that the Kid's physique
has undergone a wonderful improvement.
As far as strength and weight la concerned
he Is better to-day than ever. In former
battles McCoy has been reluctant as to
making a knockout prediction for himself.
but for his fight with Maher he states that
he will surely knock the Irishman out in
side the limit of twenty-five rounds.
Maher's final work for the battle con
sisted of an eight-mile spin on the roads
In the vicinity of the Morris Park race
track, light sparring and mild exercise with
the medicine ball. The Irishman said that
his condition was absolutely perfect, and
that he expected to experience very little
trouble In defeating McCoy.
Should Maher win he will be once again
in line for. world's championship honors.
A victory over Maher would also mean
considerable to McCoy, consequently sport
ing men are taking a deep Interest in the
McCoy has selected as his place during
the battle the southwest corner, which
Sharkey occupied in his fight with Jef
fries. Maher .will have the northwest corn
er. McCoy's advisers will "be William Mul-
doon, Homer Selby, "Jimmy" De Forest
and Joe Falvey. Maher's seconds will be
Peter Burns, Peter Lowery and Jack Ma
What betting was done to-day and to
night established Maher as a decided fa
vorite over McCoy, 100 to 80 on the
Irishman being offered in large amounts,
and If any supporters of the "Kid" were
anxious to bet a hundred or so he found no
great difficulty In getting his money on at
"Pittsburg Phil" succeeded to-day in
getting $5.000 on Maher, in small and large
amounts, and now stanus.to lose full $13,000
if Maher should be beaten. Ills largest
bet was one of $2.000 -to $1,600, In which
a iTOViaence man look, me
Eddio Burke wagered $1,000 on Peter with
Jlmmv Wakelev. who put up $S00. "Honest
tw Tfollv rrf nrm of Xl.000 to
1 mUy Hayes In.addltlon he made
. . inn ri rotor an s1d
he had $5,000 left to wager the same way.
Joe Vendig had considerable money on
Maher of the 10 to 8. Harry Corbett, who
came from California to fi.ee the fight, bet
$800 to $l,ono on McCoy. "Pittsburg Phil"
taking the Maher end.
The purse for which Maher and McCoy
will struggle will be $20,000. Of this sum the
winner will receive $15.000. "Charley" White
will officiate as referee. No pictures of the
fight will be taken.
STRUCK A TENT.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
hope that she has not adopted a flexible
theory regarding contraband.
The Lokal Anzeiger surmises that there
must have been a serious quarrel between
the commanders of the Bundesrath and
the Magicienne before the latter officer
"overstepped his prerogative In carrying
off the steamer," and expresses the hope
that Germany will "speedily enforce the
release of the vessel."
Even the moderate Vossische Zeitung
calls the proceeding "characteristic Eng
lish insolence," and adds that "The whole
attitude of the English before Delagoa bay
provokes a general protest."
It is significant that to-day the German
Flotten Verein distributed in Berlin 200,000
copies of a strongly worded pamphlet,
I pointing out the need of a strong German
From a .well-informed authority it Is
learned that preliminary negotiations have
been going on for some time between
Great Britain . and Germany in London
for the purpose of extending the scope
of the treaty regarding the Portuguese
colonies, but that the Asiatic colonies of
Portugal are not comprised in the exten
Despite the semi-official disavowals, sev
eral of the leading German papers believe
In the existence of a secret treaty con
cerning Delagoa bay, but they discredit
the statements of the Lokal Anzieger re
garding its nature. The Hamburgischer
Correspondenz says: "The treaty has no
definite form, and it would only come into
force in case Portugal should consent to
sell a portion of her colonies. It is con
fined solely to her African possessions.
Russia has seen the treaty and has offered
no objections." The Vossische Zeltung also
asserts that the treaty does not mention
Portugal's Asiatic possessions.
The Vorwaerts to-day publishes the al
leged text of a new manifesto from Em
peror Nicholas against the Increase of
naval armaments, which. It is said, he will
promulgate on the first day of the Russian
new year. The Vorwaerts publication rep
resents the Czar as convening another In
ternational conference to consider this par
ticular question. The general public ap
pears to have accepted the manifesto as
genuine, but on inquiry at the Foreign
Cfflce it was ascertained that the man
ifesto was bogus. From other sources,
usually well informed, the correspondent
of the Associated Press learns that the
Vorwaerts meant the whole thing as a
hoax, and as an ironical reprimand for the
RECnilTIG IN NEW YORK.
Irish Societies Said to Be Sending
Men to Aid the Doers.
NEW YORK, Jan. 1. The World says:
"Recruiting for South Africa is going on
secretly but with great activity among the
Irish volunteers of this and other nearby
cities. That several members of the volun
teers, which is a branch of the Clan-na-Gael.
are already in the Boer country pre
paring for the reception of recruits, is well
understood. There has been a great de
mand for drill regulations of the United
States army from Irish societies, and one
firm in this city that publishes these reg
ulatlons has filled large orders within the
last few days.
"A prominent member of the Clan-na
Gael said yesterday: 'This is tho precls'e oc
casion that was in mind when we or
ganized the volunteer movement. If they
cannot be of service now It is aouotiui
whether they ever could be, and if they do
not figure in this war it's likely the move
ment will be abandoned, is ever have me
Irishmen in America had so powerful mili
tary force behind them as has been given
by the volunteer organization. W e count
on them now to vidlcate the wisdom of
their formation. Being drilled soldiers, they
wii be especially welcome to the Boers.
" 'What is the estimated strength of the
volunteers in America?' he was asked.
" 'From the latest returns I should say
about 22.01, most of whom are in tne
"Colonel Lynch, commander or me jnsn
volunteers, was very noncommunicatlve
when asked about the connection of the
volunteers with the Boer war. I cannot
speak of the private affairs of the organ
ization.' he said, 'but as to the report that
we have an understanding with Transvaal.
know nothing about it. Know nothing
about an invasion of England or Canada
Drltlah Colonists Organizing to Pro
tect Themselves Against the Dutch.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 28. The colonial au
thorities are using every precaution to pre
vent an Insurrection on the part of dis
loyal Dutch in Cape Colony and to sup
press a rising if one should occur. Every
where the British colonists are being or
ganized into home guards, drilled, armed
and ready to act in tneir respective local
ities should armed Dutch colonists gather.
The theory is that the British home-stay
ing colonists should be fully prepared to
cope with the Dutch colonists without the
aid of regulars.
The alertness of the British makes united
action on the part of the pro-Boer resi
dents difficult. Unable to act openly, they
slip away singly, or in small groups, to
join the enemy's forces. The authorities
have been informed of many centers of
agitation, which it is considered undesir
able to particularize, but there Is nothing
like concerted action apparent over wide
The case of Mr. Michan. solicitor of
the De Beers Company, who is accused
of treason, acquires increased Importance,
as he has been transferred from the cus
tody of the civil authorities here to the
military authorities at De Aar. His high
position causes the Dutch to watch his
Parties of oers have been operating
some seventy miles south of Lord
Methuen's position. Boers appeared on
Christmas day near the railway, about
twenty-nine .miles south of Do Aar. A
force of the Duke of Edinburgh's Own
Volunteers prepared to engage them, but
the enemy retired.
Another party fired into a British patrol
camp during the nlgnt of Wednesday, Dec.
27. This was near Victoria road. An at
tempt was made not far from that point
to damage the railway. One man was
caught in the act and shot. A similar at
tempt was made between Multlersolel and
Klapraues. but the would-be wreckers es
caped. Like attempts are reported from
several other points.
Evidently small parties of Boers or
Dutch colonials have been trying to Inter
rupt the movement of trains, but thus far
they have been baffled, by the elaborate
British patrolling. In one case a patrol
of regulars fired on a patrol of colonials.
The latter were wearing broad-brimmed
hats and were mistaken by the British
for Boers. No casualties occurred, but in
consequenco of the incident an order has
been issued requiring all classes of troops
to wear helmets.
A Woman of Importance.
NEW YORK. Dec. 31. The Press to-morrow
will say; "International importance at
taches to Mrs. Frederick C. Penfleld. ow
ing to the fact that she was the .wife of
Col. Edward McMurdo. Her second hus
band lives in Geneva, N. Y., and is a mem
ber of the Manhattan and New York Yacht
Clubs. She has an interest of $1,500,000 In
the Delagoa Bay Railway, which was built
by her first husband and confiscated ten
3-ears ago by Portugal. Her interest is in
the nature of a claim against Portugal. The
case win re decided by the Swiss tribunal.
and upon it will hang the execution of the
recent treaty between Great Britain. Ger
many and Portugal for. the partition of the
ronugese territorial possessions.
Secret Organization of Irishmen.
OMAHA, Dec. 31. The public meeting of
the Irish-Americans, held to-night, resolved
Uself Into an organized appeal for a re
vival of the Irish National Land League.
John P. Sutton, former secretarv of th
league, was the principal speaker. Adju
tant General Barry also spoke. Much sym
pamy ior me tfoers was expressed. No
resolutions were adopted. The announce
ment was made that a secret organization
of Irishmen had been effected for the nur-
pose of practical work on behalf of the
NEW GOLD DIGGINGS.
Bluffs on Indian River, Xear Datrsou,
Rich in Yellow 3Ietal.
TACOMA, Wash.. Dec. 31. Letters report
two gold discoveries which are bound to be
the greatest made in. Alaska this yearf
The high bluffs overlooking Indian river,
near Dawson, werefound to be rich in gold
last month, causing a large stampede.
Several tiers of bench claims have been
taken. The dirt runs up to 90 cents per
pan In gold. "Swiftwater Bill" Gates was
one of the first to secure claims there. A
delayed letter from Golovln bay reports
the finding of several new rich creeks
emptying into Golovln. Six men took out
$600 to $1.100 per day during September with
Beef Dear in the Klondike.
TACOMA, Wash.. Dec. 31. Beef famine
threatens the Klondike. Letters from Daw
son state that by the end of December
there would not be a pound of fresh meat
left. Beef was retailing at a dollar per
pound early in December, with little to be
had. The situation is more serious from
the fact that herds of moose -and cariboo
have been very scarce with the settlement
of the Yukon, and even the Indians find it
difficult to secure them. Fresh beef
shipped over ice cannot reach Dawson be
fore March 1.
CLINTON, Ia.. Dec. 31. T. G. Fish, pres
ident of the Fish Bros. Manufacturing
Company, died to-day at his home here,
aged sixty-six years. He was widely known
as the founder of the famous Fish Bros.'
wagon, beginning Its manufacture at Ra
cine, Wis., in 1S62. He located a factory
here four years ago. He leaves a wife, one
son and one daughter.
SUMMERSWORTH. N. H.. Dec. 31.
Hon. Chas. M. Dorr died of pneumonia
to-day, aged fifty-six years. He" was na
tional bank examiner for New Hampshire
under the Harrison administration and dis
covered the irregularity in the books of
the Dover National Bank. He had sat in
BOo'xONj Dec. 31. Hon. Lorlng E. Baker,
president of the Yarmouth Steamship
Company, was found dead in his berth on
the arrival of a midnight train here to
day. VIENNA, Dec. 3L-MIllocker. the com
poser, who had been suffering from a para
lytic stroke, died to-day.
The Strenuons Life.
A small son, aged three, turned up the
other afternoon with a black eye and cry
"What's the matter?" asked papa.
"Somebody hit me," answered Johnny.
"Did you hit him back?" asked the stern
"No." sobbed Johnny.
Then followed advice, which ended im
pressively with the words: "Remember.
Johnny, you are a big boy, and when any
one hits you, hit him back, and as hard as
Two days later in came sonny, with his
head high In the air and a blatant swag
ger. "Well, how goes it?"
"Someone hit me," said the proud boy,
"but I hit back harder anyway."
"Good!" said papa: "was the little boy
bigger than you were?"
"It wasn't a boy." calmly enxTrtrc3
John; "It was a girl."
DEATH OF DR. W. P. RUSH
SSISTED IX STARTING THE FIRST
DRl'G HOUSE IX IXDIAXArOLIS.
Practiced Medicine In Edinburgh for
Many Years City of Seymour Re
fuses to Pny Its Water nill.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
EDINBURG. Ind.. Dec. 31. Dr. W. P.
Rush, the oldest physician in Edlnburg.
died at the home of his daughter. Mrs.
Owen Moffett. this morning, in the eighty-
second year of his age.
Dr. Rush began the practice of medi
cine in Einburg in 1S44 and continued un
til 1S63. when he formed a partnership with
August Kiefer and Daily, and organized
the first wholesale drug establishment
started in Indianapolis. The name of the
firm was Kiefer, Daily & Rush. He con
tinued in business with the firm until 1S6T,
when he sold out, returned to Edlnburg
and continued in business here up to the
time of his recent illness. His wife died
eleven years ago and since that time he
has been making his home with his daugh
ter. He stood high In the community as a
physician and citizen. Five children sur
vive him, Thomas and A. W. Rush, of In
dianapolis, and J. V. and Lewis Rush, of
Evansville, and Mrs. Llda Moffett, of Edln
burg. The funeral will take place on Tuesday.
at 10 o'clock a. m. from the Catholic
Church. Rev. Father Oster will conduct
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Dec. Sl.-Henry
Butts, a retired business man. died to
night, aged ninety years. He resided here
more than half a century.
EDINBURG. Ind.. Dec 31. Mrs. Josenh
Conover died here this morning, aged about
WILL XOT PAY THE UIL.L.
City of Seymour Trying? to Coerce the
Water "Works Company.
Special to the Indiana polls Journal.
SEYMOUR, Ind., Dec. 31.-City Clerk'
Louis E. Jennings will to-morrow refuse
to draw a. city warrant on the treasurer
in favor of the Seymour Water Company
for the quarterly payment for water rental
for fire purposes. The city has been pay
ing a yearly rental of $3.060 for the fire
hydrantr, or $1.2(5 a quarter. Ten years
ago the water company was granted a
thirty year franchise by the city, the lat
ter reserving tho right to purchase the
plant at the expiration of ten years. The
ten years are up to-morrow. The ordi
nance demanded that the water company
should receive a six months' notice when
ever the city was ready to purchase. The
notice was served by City Attorney J. M.
Lewis and the company made a proposition
to sell the plant for $140.000. of which $30.000
was to be in cash and $S0.000 in deferred
payments. The City Council made a coun
ter proposition, offering $.'6,666.66 2-3 for the
plant. The water company refused to en
tertain the city's proposition, and the city
had Dr. Hurty, secretary of the State
Board of Health, make five analyses of the
water, each of which showed that the
water was unfit for domestic use. At a
meeting of the Council on Nov. 16 the
analyses were read and the contract with
the company was annulled by unanimous
vote. The city now refuses to pay the
rental and the company will be compelled
to bring suit to recover the same. This
will bring the entire matter into the courts.
Indignant Over Public "Duns."
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO, Ind., Dec. 31. The officers of
the Kokomo Equal Suffrage and Literary
Association stirred up a storm of Indigna
tion on Saturday among its members. The
secretary, In sending out statements of
delinquent annual dues by letter In the
usual manner, had the delinquencies
printed on postal cards and mailed to the
members. The club has a membership of
about aw leading citizens, male and female.
The persons receiving the cards are
angry, regarding the public "duns" as
not only an unpardonable insult, but a
flagrant infraction -of the postal laws.
clearly actionable at law. Several of the
members have indignantly resigned and
others threaten to do so unless apologies
are made and the offensive action of the
secretary and treasurer are repudiated by
Want $ 10,000 for Loss of His Bride.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO, Ind., Dec. 31. P. C. McKib
bon, a country school teacher, south of
here, who last September married Miss
Hallie Taylor, a daughter of George and
Sarah Taylor, near Cyclone, has sued for
civil damages. A few days after the wed
ding the bride adandoned McKibbon and
returned to her parents, the latter assert,
of her own accord. The deserted groom
maintains that she was alienated through
their efforts and has sued the parents for
$10,000 damages for the larceny of her af
Life Sentence for Murder.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MITCHELL, ind., Dec. 31. David O.
Harris, of Seymour, was sentenced to life
imprisonment in the Lawrence county Cir
cuit Court yesterday, for the killing of
George Brown on June lOr iast. The caso
was venued from Jackson county to Law
rence and the Jury rendered a verdict of
murder in the second degree. The verdict
was received by Harris without a sign of
emotion. He expects a new trial.
A Rival AVnter Company.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Dec. 31.-The In
diana Water Company, which was recent
ly granted a franchise by tho City Council
to operate a water works system in this
city in oppesition to the New Albany
Water Company, last night deposited a
certinea cnecs ror sio.ww with the city
treasurer, to be forfeited to the city if the
new system is not In operation within
Suicide of William C. Kiser.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 31.-WHliam C.
Kiser. a wealthy resident of West Point,
this county, committed suicide this after
noon with a shotgun. He had been In ill
health for some time. Mr. Kiser conducted
OF BEEF. Tho genu
world for over thirty yy
is pure beef, free fro'
gelatine It has rey
government for use J
Army Corps in
This is th
NATI O rT AX
WroüihMron Pi?c lor Gsa,
Steam eol v aicr,
BoUr Tub. Can ana
MAaLle Iren Kitt Ires
(tlack and plnnUlk
Valve. Stop Cocki. Kn
fine TrUrmlnt. fctn
iiaurs. PIp. 'ivmffs, klpm
Cutlers, Vlc-s. Ecrtw
Plates an.1 Die Wrenches,
ftam Trap. Pumj..
Kitchen Sinks. Hos. BU
Inc. babbit Met I. solder.
White anJ Colorel Wlrtn
Waste, and sll other sup
plies ued In connection
mtth Gas. Stesm ar4
Water. Natural G& Sup-
rlies a specialty. Steam
testing Ariratus fot
Public DuUdJr-fs. Store
rooms. HW.b. f uop. Fao
tone. LaunJn, Lunib
Vtj Houses, etc Cut uni
Thread to order any sir
Wrouirht-ireii Pip, frcta
inch to 12 inches dlata
LMGUT & JILLSON,
HI to 117
6. PENNSYLVANIA CZ,
a general store, and was one of the best
known men in the county. His widow is a.
sister of Lieutenant Governor Haggard'a
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SEYMOUR, Ind., Dec 31. William Eck
stein, an extra brakeman on the Baltimore
& Ohio Southwestern Railroad, was run
over by an entrlne at North Bond last
night "and fatally injured. He was allvj
when picked up by the tram crew, but
died shortly afterwards. He was twenty
eight years old, single, and . resided at
Kept Their Marriage Secret.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind.. Dec. 31.-Garner Williams
and. Miss Anna Helvey were married Dec.
11 hut V-fnt th f.ft n. secret until now.
The groom is a popular young grocer and
the bride was a aiuncie scnooi teacner ior
three years. Mr. Williams came from
fireencastle to Muncie.
William Adamson. a miner at Clinton,
fell 300 feet in a shaft and was killed.
A memorial service for the late Dwlght
L. Moody was held yesterday in the Fifth
street M. K. Church. Richmond.
The Terre Haute police have arrested
Charles Baldwin as the man who shot Wil
liam Hogan. a rolling-mill man. last sum
mer while he was bathing in the Wabash
river. Hogan is dying.
Attorney Paul Comstock. the youngest
member of the Waj-nc county bar. and a
son of Judge D. W. Comstock. of the Ap
pellate Court, has announced hlm5c!f as a
candidate for prosecutor of Wayne county.
The present incumbent, W. A. Bond, Is &
candidate for re-election.
EAILWAYS IN HAWAII.
Xenrly ZOO Miles of Track to Be Con
atracted by Tom Johnson.
TACOMA, Wash.. Dec. 31.-R..E. Condon,j
a railroad contractor or jnicago. arrive
to-day from Honolulu. He brings the news
that a regular railroad boom has. struck
Hawaii, and that the next year will
more railroads built than the Islands now
possess. Plans laid for the construction of
three hundred miles or more. Tne largest
part of this will be built, he says, by T6m
L. Johnson and Albert Johnson, of Cleve
land, who have formed a strong syndicate.
Their project Includes several lines of elec
tric roads in Honolulu and elsewhere on the
island of Oahu. Perry boats will ply be
tween the termini and the various islands.
Work Is to commence in February. The
Kohala & Hilo Railway Company will oon
let the contracts for the ilrst section of its
electric road from Honolulu to Kohala.
This road will be 130 miles long and cot
52,300.000. These roads will greatly flmpliry
the development of the Hawaiian inlands by
putting the greatest sugar and coffee pro-i
UULllip) dl VA3 Hi UU Vl'lallaäUWll-l.i,VSU
the commercial centers. Over a million dol- j
lars worth of ties and lumber for these rail- (
sound next year.
TWO SLIGHT SHOCKS. .
Further Seismic Disturbances
LÖS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 31-Two
Flight shocks were felt here 'at 4 o'clock
this morning. No damage was done so far
as known. The shocks wero felt at Sao
Bernardino and other points south and
east. Including Ban Diego, where there wai
another shock at 1 o'clock this atternoo.
He Works Who Kata Well.
The nations which have conquered and de
velopcd the earth have been the well-fed.
meat-eating nations. The men who do the
hardest and most continuous work, as a
rule, are large eaters. Thre squars meals
a day makes a good preparation for the
hard tussels of life.' This does not mean
that a man should eat food which ho can
not digest or should cat under circum
stances what robs digestion of most of its
chances to perform its proper functions.
Nor does it mean that the Fame rule ap
plies to all men alike. Some notoriously
light eaters have done enormous amounts
of work regularly week In and week out.
But as a large rule, I he man or the hors
who eats well works well. An empty stom
ach is more apt to nourish r. bead with
"wheels" in it than is an executive, straight
thinking, effective brain.
Didn't Want to Dir.
Little Phyllis was visiting her grandma.
me umtr uay. uu ucru i' j
ous considerations. After ehe had for eev- j
eral minutes been looking very earnestly at
her grandmother she asked: "Are you go-
ing to die pretty soon?" "Ye." her granu
mother answered, "I suppose I am." "And
am I. too?" "Oh. no: 1 hope you are not
going to die for a long time yet." "Well,
the little one emphatically exclaimed. I
don't want to die even when it is yet!'
In First Place.
For the first time since the beginning of
the civil war, the credit of the United
States government is stronger even on the
English market than Is the credit of the
English government itself. British consols
which pay 2i per cent, for three years,
and afterward pay 2H. rold on Saturday at
95. while our government 2 per cents., ex
tended ome years ago! by Secretary W1p
dorn, sold at iK in New York. -