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Ignorance of the British Intelli
gence Alleged to Be Beyond
ffiere Is Also Said to Be a
Great Lack of Efficient
Some Further News of the Battle
of Tugela RiverColony
LONDON, Dec. SI.Further accounts
Df the Tugela river battle emphasize
the ignorance of the British intelligence
department in regard to the disposition
o{ the Boei forces The British were
not awaie that the Boers were en
trenched along a series of low-lying
hills, immediately northward of Colen-
8o bridge, until a staggering fire com
pelled them to retreat when the attack
seemed about to succeed. The Boer
were also greater strength than an
It becomes clearer also that the Bnt
tsh guns were lost in attempting to get
within effective range of the Boer artil
lery, showing that the latter outranged
the Butish ordnance, which in spite of
numerical Miperiority was wholly in
adequate to leply to the long range
Boer guns.
The British war office comes in for
scathing denunciation from The Times
for not providing effective artillery. It
is pointed out, in this connection, that
the longer ranged naval guns partici
pating in the same attack escaped.
There was no news during the morn
ing to enlighten the general situation.
The wai office reported that General
French reconnoitered northward of
Arundel Monday, Dec. 18. After shell
ing Jasfontein Farm, three miles eaat
waid of the Boer position, the New
Zealanders advanced and occupied the
farm. The Boer guns opened and the
Boeis advanced to the attack, so Gen
eral French ordered a retirement.
The latest news from Mafeking, dated
Dec. 6, has just been received. It says
i desultory bombardment was continu
ng, and that the sharpshooters were
engaged in a smart duel mornings and
The dispatch also describes A novel
Liethod of sending a message adopted
by boine Boer Dec. 4. A 3 pound shell
fired into the town that day did not ex
plode It was opened and found to
contain a letter, as follows:
"Dear Powell (Colonel Baden-Powell):
Excuse iron messenger. No other
means of communicating Please tell
Mrs. mother and family all
well Dont drink all the whisky.
Leave some for us when we get in.''
The sender's signature was torn off
Troop Irritate Afrikander*.
A Cape Town dispatch dated Satur
3ay, Dec. 16 says.
'Five hundred colonists of the Vic
tona West district, have peifected an
apparently anti-British organization
fcheie, and as individuals have openly
expiessed disloyalty and have threat
ened to attack the railroad station,
which is on the direct line between
Cape Town and De Aar. The Afrikan
iei Bundites, at a meeting there, passed
a resolution asserting that the troops in
the vicinity irritate the farmers dan
geiously. The meeting proclaimed its
toyaltj, but declared that the conduct
of the tioops forced the people to use
expressions and commit acts which
were capable of being interpreted as
JLnful Effects of the Boer Artillery Fire
at the Battle of Tugela River.
LONDON, Dec. 21 The first direct
news from Tugela nver is at hand.
That is the first to give details of the
awful storm ot shells that were hurled
at the British forces under General Bul
ier when the attempt to cross the
stream was made The dispatch is di
rect from Chieveley camp and says:
"The relief column continued its ad
vance from Chievely early today, in
tending to assail the Boer positions,
which were known to be very strong to
the westwaid and northwest of Colenso.
Duung the two preceding days the
Boei had allowed themselves" to be
bombarded without condescending
reply with a single shot. They further
took half an hour's bombardment this
morning without an exchange, when
suddenly they belched out a stream of
fire from all their intrenchments, be
sides opening a fearful cannonade with
all their quick-firers, field and siege
guns, which were posted from end to
end of their position.
British Guns Respond.
"When their presence and actual
position had been determined the Brit
ish naval brigade commenced shelling
all the ridges north of the town with
marvelous accuracy. At this time the
artillery attached to General Hart's
division was busy) among the intrench
ments on the hills on the British left,
under cover of which the Irish infantry
brigade marched out in extended order
to cross the river and attack. Undoubt
edly aiming at this battery the Boers
sent several shells near the ambulance
train, which was forced to change its
"While this was transpiring the field
.rtillery on the right were busy shell
the ridges of the Boers' left flank,
their excellent practice attracting the
attention of the Boers, who retaliated
with a scathing fire, almost demolish
ing all the guns and stampeding the
gun carriage and timber horses."
Advanced Honey to Engla&d.
PARIS, Dec. 21It is rumored here
that the Bank of Russia has advanced
the Bank of England 8,000,000.
iS tuhJie $ Hi*
lArgs Numbers Apply to the Free 8tate
Consul for Enlistment.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.-Charles D.
Pierce, consul in this city from the
Orange Free State, said that applicants
for enlistments in the Boer army were
still visiting his office in a steady
stream. "I cannot do anything for
them," said he, "because I have no au
thority to take such a course. I refer
them to otu ousul at The Hague and
fell them i-y will have to pay their
bwn exxH't which would amount,to
about 4^v.u .u getting to South Africa.
The majonry of the applicants are
Ameiican soldiers who fought in the
Spanish-American war."
4 Asked what he thought about the
way things were going in South Africa,
Mr. Pierce said:
"The British can send 1,800,000
troops down there instead of 180,000 if
they want to, and still they won't get
the upper hand for a year or two. It
is not the side with the most men that
wins, but the one which shoots straight-
Oompers and All the Others Re-elected
Without Opposition.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 21.The Amer
ican Federation of Labor unanimously
re-elected all its old officers, including
President Gompers. The only contest
occurred in selections of fraternal dele
gates to the foreign trades congresses.
Louisville, Ky., was selected as place
of next convention. The other candi
dates were Cleveland, Columbus, Salt
Lake City, Scranton, Pa., Galveston
and Bay City, Mich.
A resolution was adopted, commend
ing President Gompers' service and
granting him leave of absence from
duty with pay, until he shall have
fully.recovered from his recent injury.
Joint Resolution and Constitutional
Amendment Through the House.
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 21.Governor
Pmgree has sent a special message to
the house asking for the passage of a
joint resolution that would authorize
Attorney General Oren to institute pro
ceedings towards recovering the monej
claimed to have been lost by the state
through the military board's alleged
transaction with the Henderson-Ames
Co. of Kalamazoo.
The house unanimously passed the
joint resolution.
The house also passed the Pingree
joint resolution submitting to the peo
ple a constitutional amendment to per
mit similar taxation of all forms of
property. The vote was 86 to 82.
United States Commissioner Causes an.
Arrest at Rochester, N. Y.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Dec. 21.Adver-
tisements have been published in the
local papers urging "British young men
anxious to see service in South Africa"
to communicate with N. Peverell, this
city, and United States Commissioner
Stull has caused Peverell's arrest. He
was taken before Commissioner Stull
and admitted to bail. He will be given
a hearing on Monday next.
Henry F. Corbett Deelared to Be the Man
Who Shot Rev. Cheney and Wife.
RACIE WIS. Dec. 21.Henry F.
Corbett, who was arrested on suspicion
of having shot the Rev. David B.
Cheney and wife, two weeks ago, was
taken before the Cheneys separately
and positively identified by both as the
guilty man.
Filipinos Stranded.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21.Immigra-
tion Commissioner North has received
a telegram from the inspector of immi
gration at Seattle, stating that 16 mem
bers of the Filipino troupe, landed in
this city from the transport Leelanaw,
last July, are stranded in that city and
have become a public charge. The
nine members of the troupe at present
in this city will be sent back to Manila
on the transport Grant.
School Case to Be Appealed.
ST. P\TJL, Dec. 21.Attorney Gen
eral Douglas will take an appeal for
the state in the case involving the state
apportionment of school funds, in which
Judge Crosby of Hastings decided that
the legislature cannot impose condi
tions upon the distribution of so much
of the school fund as comes from the
interest on proceeds of state land sales.
Fixed on a Date.
&T. PALL, Dec. 21. The date foi the
wintei carnival in St. Paul has been
fixed. It will open Feb. 3 and run un
til Feb. 12. Arrangements are now
being made to advertise the event and
secure satisfactory rates from the dif
ferent railroads.
Austrian Cabinet Crisis.
VIENNA, Dec. 21.The Neue Freie
Press confirms the report that Count
Clary Aldnngf, the premier, will ten
der his resignation of the Austrian cab
inet, owing to the impossibility of car
rying on parliamentary business in con
quence of Czech obstruction.
Scofleld Buys a Mill.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., Dec. 21.Gov-
ernor Scofield has purchased the Hines
sawmill of this city. The plant has a
capacity of 35,000,000 feet of lumber a
season. Governor Scofield's son is to
be the new manager of the mill, it is
Principal Business Houses Burn.
FLORENCE, S. Dec. 21.Fire dur
ing the day destroyed the Florence
hotel, the Bank ot Florence, the opera
house and the city hall. These are the
principal business houses in the heart
of the city. Loss, $150,000.
Buying Horses for Ens-laud.
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 21. Four repre
sentatives of big English concerns are
here# buying horses for London and
Liverpool market to replace those sent
to the Cape "Pi obably 2,000 horses,"
said a member of a local firm, "have
been sold or contracted for already."
War Department Issues a Gen
eral Order Announcing Law
ton's Death
And Paying Proper Tribute
to His Great Wortli as a
Died a Poor Man With a Mort
gage on His Only Piece of
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. A general
rder has been issued from the. war? de
partment, announcing the death
General Lawton to the army, officially,
and paying,* pioper tribute typhis
worth. It is the intention of the of
ficials to have the remains brought to
the United States for final interment,
but it is not known when this can be
General Lawton died a poor man, al
though but few beyond his circle of
immediate friends knew of the small
pecuniary return that had come to him
from his life work in behalf of his
country. Therefore, some of these
friends have thought proper now to
come to the aid of his family as is
shown by the following statement, ad
dressed to the American people
"Major General Henry W. Lawton,
U. S. V., whose death occurred at San
Mateo, Island of Luzon, on Dec. 19,
1899, has left little but his good name
as a legacy to his wife and children. A
piece of property purchased by him as
a home in California, has a mortgage
Of half the purchase price still outstand
ing and unliquidated. The undersigned
have voluntarily associated themselves
together for the purpose of raising
funds to pay off the indebtedness. Con
tributions ill be thankfully received
by them and be devoted to the object
hereinabove set forth.
"The aid of the newspapers of the
country is requested.
"Contributions will be received by
any one of the following
"H. C. Corbin, adjutant general,
Washington, D. John F. Weston,
acting commissary general, Washing
ton, D. C. William Ludlow, brigadier
general, Havana, Cuba William- R.
Shafter, major general, San Francisco,
Pension for Mrs. Lawton.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.Senator Fair
banks introduced a bill granting a pen
sion of $2,000 a year to the widow of
General La wton. Representative Lan
dis of Indiana introduced a similar bill
in the house, Mr. Landis represents
the district from which Lawton's first
regiment was recruited.
Dewey's Flae Lieutenant GrtVei^Military
Burial at Atlanta.
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 21.The body of
Flag Lieutenant T. M. Brumby arrived
from Washington at 5:10 a. m. The
remains were taken in charge imm
dtately by the pall bearers and under
the charge of a special military guard
were escorted to the state capital. The
face of the dead lieutenant wai uncov
ered at 10 o'clock, and between that
hour and 12 o'clock was viewed by
thousands of people. The funeral took
place from the cathedral at 8 o'clock,
and was conducted with military lion
Majoi General Wesley Merritt, com
mander of the Department of the East
wired the commander of Fort McPher
son to order out the troops at the post
to march as a special escort, and Com
pany B, Seventh infantry, marched in
the procession and fired the salute over
the grave. There were also several
companies of the Seventh regiment,
one company of the Governor's Guards,
one company of artillery and a large
number of Confederate veterans in the
procession. Accompanying the re
mains from Washington were Senator
A. O. Bacon, Lieutenant Caldwell and
members of the family of the deceased.
Descendant of I'onoe de Leon.
N EW YORK, Dec. 21.Nestor Ponce
de Leon, a lineal descendant of the dis
coverer of Florida, died in Havana,
Saturday, aged 62. Governor General
Brooke several months ago appointee1
Mr. De Leon custodian of the archives
of Havana and director of the museum
of natural history there.
Invented the Trolley System.
Fo LAKE, Wis., Dec. 21.Dr. E. J.
Finney of this place is dead. He was
the original inventor of the trolley sys
tem of propelling street cars. He held
over 35 different patents, but did not
possess the faculty of making them paj
him much money.
Jury Recommends Clemency.
WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 21 The jury
in the Eckert murder case' found
George Eckert guilty of murder in the
second degree and recommended mercy
of the court. Eckert killed his wite by
shooting her on Aug. 25 last while in a
fit of jealous rage.
More Troops Reach Manila.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.A dispatch
received at the war department from
General Otis reports the arrival of ithe
transports Hancock and City of Puebla
at Manila with the Forty-fourth and a
portion of the Forty-third infantry
Mother and Children Cremated,
CONWAY, Ark., Dec. 21.--Near Green
brier the residence of George Roberts
was burned and his Wite and two small
childred were cremated. Mrs. Roberts
was ill and it is supposed was asleep.
Adjourned for the Holidays.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.After brief
sessions, both house and senate ad
journed for the holiday recess.
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Former Governor or Iowa Has His Own
Ideas of the Issues for Nest Year.
WATERLOO, la., Dec. 21.Horac
Boies, former governor of Iowa, says the
issues which the Democratic party
should put forth in 1900 are:
"Unyielding opposition to a colonial
system that requires tor its mainte
nance the exercise in any degree of the
military power of the government,
"An unqualified pledge that the fu
ture government of the Philippines
hall be left exclusively to the people
of those islands.
"The inviolate keeping of the pledge
of this nation that Cuba shall be free.
"Opposition to a great standing army.
Opposition to Trusts.
"Ceaseless antagonism of trusts in
whatever form organized and the im
mediate removal of all protective tar
iffs from goods controlled by trusts.
"A broad declaration that the issue
of the curreucy of the country, both
coin and paper, is rightfully a function
of'the government alone, the volume of
which should be controlled by the con
gress of the nation instead of by private
corporations organized for individual
"An unqualified declaration in favor
of the continued coinage on govern
ment account of both of the money
metals at the existing ratio to the full
limit required by the business interests
of the country, such limit to be deter
mined by congress."
f-^edrlek Drlseoll's Connection With the
Pioneer Press Is Severed.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 21.At the annual
meeting of the board of directors of The
Pioneer Press Frederick Driscoll was
retired as general manager of the paper
and Conde Hamlin elected to succeed
him. In addition, Mr. Hamlin was
made vice president of the company.
J. A. Wheelock was re-elected presi
dent and editor-in-chief, and Theodore
Borup secretary and treasurer.
The true reasons for Mr. Driscoll's re
tirement aiv not known, but it is ru
mored that jealousies in the board of
directors brought it about.
Mr. Driscoll established the Daily
Union in St. Paul in 1862. In March of
the following year he purchased New
ton Bradley's half interest in The Press
and took his place as business manager.
Consolidation with The Pioneer took
place April 11, 1875, and the Pioneer
Press Publishing company resulted.
Mr. Driscoll has occupied the position
of general manager since that time.
Altgeld Faction of Illinois Democracy
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. The Altgeld fac
tion of Illinois Democracy has taken its
first step towards fighting the "regu
lars" in the primaries in the counties of
the state next spring and summer.
Temporary organization was effected at
a meeting of about 50 active men at the
Sherman. J. P. Altgeld was elected
president. A charter will be asked for
under the name of "The Chicago Plat
form Democracy." The objects are
stated to be the organization of "pro
gressive Democracy" and to advance
the principles of "the Chicago platform
in every county and city in the state of
Great Interest Shown In the Iowa Sena
torial ontest.
ES MOINES, Dec. 21.The largest
gathering of members of the legisla
ture yet brought together in anticipa
tion of the opening of the session is here
at present. The speakership fight, pre
liminary of the United States senatorial
contest, absorbs all interest. The Gear
men claim they have more than enough
signed pledges to elect Bowen speaker
and the Cummins people make a like
claim in behalf of Eaton for speaker.
Interstate Commerce Decision Against
the Northern Pacific.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.The inter
state commeice commission, in an opin
ion by Commissioner Prouty, an
nounced its decision in the cases of the
George Tileston Milling company and
the city of St. Cloud, Minn., against
the Northern Pacific Railway company.
The cases are under the long and short
haul clause of the interstate commerce
act and the decision is against the rail
way company.
Fear for the Rescuers.
SEATTLE, Dec. 21.During the latter
part ot October, Corporal Shirving of
the Northwest Mounted Police and two
companions were sent out from Daw
son to search for illfated parties on the
Edmonton trail. Nothing has been
heard from their rescuers since and
fears are entertained for their safety.
Falling Off in Grain Receipts.
BUFFALO, Dec. 21.Practically all
the grain bound down the lake for this
port this season has arrived, and, the
total receipts when compared with last
year shows a big falling off. This sea
son's receipts of grain total 146,685,407
bushels, as compared against 218,885,-
511 bushels last year.
Hostilities Practically Suspended.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec. 21.Late
Colombian advices just received here
say that while the revolution in that
republic was not absolutely crushed
good prospects are entertained of an
amicable compromise. In the mean
while hostilities are practically sus
Winter Racing at Winona.
WINONA, Minn., Dec. 21.The city
council has voted to construct a race
track and skating rink on Lake Wi
Bona this winter also to maintain a
bicycle track free from snow on Broad
way for its entire length.
Death of Mrs. Prnhstfleld.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 21.Mrs, Catherine
Probstfield of Moorhead died in St.
Paul from paralysis induced by nurvous
prostration. She was the wife of For
mer State Senator Probstfield, who
served in the senate eight years.
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