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FIFTIETH YEAR SATURDAY DECEMBER DJ 10 1809 IS SALT 8M LAKE CITY UIAIl r
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Jf tho Astounding Mobility lI of TroopsThe Boor Reason Roosonforlt Reasonlor Reasonfor
for forlt It Is Found in the Military System which the theBoers theBoers
I Boers Oilglrmtod and Brought to PerfectionHow PerfectionHowtho I
tho Field Cornets Gathered Their Forces When the thoWar theWar theWar
War Was Declared DeclaredThe The Transvaal Regulars Regularsu
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The celerity with which the Boers mo mobiiztd mObCIZld met
t biiztd zed their army In tho beginning ot oftb otb otlb
excited the th admiration admirationnl
ent war
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and nl the wonder ot the whole civ111zedsaysthe civilized civilizedId
I Id r d says S3sthe the Cincinnati Enquirer EnquirerTlflr Enquirerlbdr EnquirerT1ulr
Tlflr preparedness for the conflict conflictshowed conflictahowel1that conflictshowed
showed ahowel1that that they had been arming and MdAAAA andw
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WHO WAS BEATEN BEATENBACKvBY BEATENBACK BEATENBACKi
BACKvBY BACK BY BOERS BOERSThis OE S SI SThis
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This Is the Drltlsh gen genml genernl general
ml whose great tactical tacticalkill tacticalkl1 tacticalskill
kill and lifeIons war or ex experlencc eXperience cxperlcncc
perlencc arc not proving provingequal prolngequal provingequal
equal to the task of ofbreaking ofbreaking ofbreaking
breaking the ite Doer force forceopposing torceopposing forceopposing
opposing tho British Britishmarch Britishmnrch Britishmarch
march to KImberleys re rellif reUat rev revut
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hoarding ammunition and supplies for forcome torEOmo forsome
come time back The dispatch dll1 atch with withwhich withvhlcb withwhich
which their troops wore mobilized and andbrought andbro andbrought
brought bro ht to the front will be more ready recdUly rttldlIf
ly understood when the conditions un under under under ¬
der which they live are taken Into con conelieratton conflderatlon conytideration
elieratton When Wh n In 1818 the he Boors Boorstrekked D Dtrekked Boerstrekked
trekked Into their present pl nt country to tocsoap toPe tocsoape
csoap Pe tho opprestlon of their foes t they theyfound tho thotound theyfound
found themselves face to face with hos hostile hostile hosthe
tile hordes of savages ever on the theeJttt theaI thealert
eJttt aI < < t to cut off stragglers slrl 8lers and to attack attackIsolated attacklsolatcd
Isolated 1 latcd farms Then was laid the thefoundation thefoundation thefoundation
foundation of the present military sys syshem II IItem ys yst
t tem n of the Boers To understand It Itone Itone itone
one must bear In mind first that the theBoers theDoer theBoers
Boers do not 11 live In towns only a few fewof tewof fewof
of them have mado cities their rosy residence resldence rosydeice ¬
dence and these arc mostly officials ofllclalsbe omclnlsjthe i
the rest of the th town population populatlonare are for forelgncrs torelgners foreigners
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elgncrs elgncrsWORK elgnersWORK eignersYORK
WORK OF THE FIELD CORNET CORNETThe T TThe
The farms of tho Boers lie scattered scatteredover
over the whole of the country Trans Transvaal Tl1ms1Ialltsett Transvaal ¬
vaal 1Ialltsett Itself Is larger than Great Britain Britainand Drllalnand Brfalnand
and Ireland end the pouplatlon doe doenot d dnot
not exceed exc d now 289000 white burghers burghersthe
the forelgn foreignborn torell > 11borp born population not counted countedThe countI1countr countedThe
The country Is divided In field cornet cornethips cornetrb1 cornetsblps
hips rb1 9 that Is military districts under undertbo underthG underthe
the command of a field cornel Theca ThessHand ThellIand Thecastand
Hand In the closest clOSC t communication with withevery witheyet withevery
every single farm In ho country In Intlmca Intlme8 InMmes
Mmes gone by a messenger mes n4er from a farmWould farm farmwould tarmould
would Inform the field cornet ot an at attack nttack attack ¬
tack by natives and even then the moUlhation mo moMllzatlon
Mllzatlon 1 > system was e so > perfect that thatlth thAtthe thatxith
xith lth the greatest of dispatch the popu popultlon popuIUton popuIllon
ltlon ot the whole district was alarmed alarmedMil a1arm a1armand
and camo to the rescue As 9 to tho con conyUtutlon constitution conUtullon ¬
stitution of the Boer army every male malafrom mnltrom malefrom
from 16 to 60 years of age nl Is liable totalUtary to tomilitary tomilitary
military service In the Transvaal the themale themale themale
male population liable to military ow owvie oerI serfin
vie fin Is I according ac ordlnr to the latest census censusla
la n the neighborhood of 30000 men The
tnrUlrtrtrtN Lnnnruu wll1w uuuuuvuu UUUUUUVUUUUU uutrutrtwuuij uutrutrtwuuijdtsproportlon uuuwuvru UUUUUUU UUUUUUUdisproportion uu uu u udisproportion
disproportion to the number of the thewhole thewhole thewhole
whole population Is explained by the thenumerical thenumerical thenumerical
numerical superiority of women great greatnumber greatnumbcrtif roat roatnumber
number xf It children In Individual fami famlIko families ¬
lies S to 14 years ears the ripe rl old age to towhich 10which towhich
which the Boerd B r attain etc From the theage theoo theage
age of 6 the Boer chlyd child Is accustomed accustomedto
to feel at home on horseback At a avery Dery avery
very early age tho boy Is taught to toA toeuwuwuwueewuewwwwa
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handle his rifle The constant Kaffir Iatnrtights Kaffirfights Iaffirtights
tights encounters rs with the Zulus ZulusBechuanosand Zulu913echuanas ZulusBeehuanas
Bechuanosand 13echuanas and Basutos have 13 < vie Ie tho thoBoer thoHoer thohoer
Hoer proficient In the arts of of jnr Iinrmeat nr A Agreat Agl
great gl meat at deal ofhistime othls of tJ l1cthe the Boer Bzxmdty Bzxmdtyon el send sendon n < mi mion
on horseback or In the oxwagon ox tvai on trekking trek trekrking trekking
king from one part of the country to tothe toth tothe
the th other Ills nomadic habits oblige obligehim obligehim obligehim
him to get his dinner with lth his rllle This ThisIs
Is one of tho leaeons for his excellent excellentmarksmanship excellentmnrksmanshlp excellentmarksmanship
marksmanship The high price tof tofbullets Of Ofbullets otbullets
bullets have taught him not to miss ushot u uehot n8hol
shot When a Boer has three thr bullet bulletshe bullethe
he can reckon on three meals The Thestory Thestory Thestory
story la told of a Boer who went w > nt with withan withan
an English officer shooting springboks springboksTOO
TOO EXPENSIVE TO MISS MISSThe MISSThe MISSThe
The Briton had a bagful of cartridge cartridgetho
tho Boer only his rifle Where arc arcyour aroour areyour
your our cartridges cartrld es asked the captain captainIn
In my rifle two springboks la all 1 1can Ican
can carry carr But suppose u > OIe you OU miss mlsaNobody mlSNobody missNobody
Nobody misses ml 6l answered the Boer Boerwhen D Boerwhen l lwhCn
when the cartridges are sixpence sixpenceapiece slxpencoapiece sixpenceapiece
apiece Therein Is on explanation of ottheir ofthllr oftheir
their remarkable shooting shootingWith I1hootlngWith shootingWith
With the introduction of the tele telegraph teleSTaph tolegraph
graph end particularly since sln a war warwith warwllh warwith
with England became Inevitable the themobilization thomobilization themobilization
mobilization of those burghers was put putupon IJUtupon putupon
upon a thoroughly modern baste With Within ¬
in an hour after the declaration of war warevery wareer warevery
every eer field cornet In 11 the country countf hadsent had hadsent hodPent
sent out his messengers to call the pop populace populace populace ¬
ulace to arms Every Ecl malo from rein 16 to toCO toCO
CO paddles addl his horse takes tak a supply of ofprovisions otprovlslol19 ofprovisions
provisions his rifle his own ammuni ammunltion ammunition ammunition ¬
tion and departs for the prearranged prearrangedmeeting prearrangedInettlnor prearrangedmeeting
meeting place Rifles and guns of the themost thomost themost
most modern pattern have been n at vat vatrlous various I Irtous
rlous times distributed dl trlbutcd among amon < < the theburgheru theburghe1ll theburghers
burghers by b the government through throughthe
the field cornet The I11oBQcr Boer goes to war warwillingly warwl11lniIY warwallintly
willingly he does not stick at the ago agelimit agolimit agolimit
limit there are plenty of m Ifn n above
60 and plenty of boys merely m mcrel < > relS 14 In the therank therank theranks
rank The height of the Peer the theaverage theAerago theaverago
average being five feet ten Inches and andhis andhis andhis
his splendid spl < > ndll1 physique make a fourteen fourteenyearold tolrt fourteenyearold n 1 1carold
yearold Boer a fairly matched antag antagonist fintngonl9t antagonlet ¬
onist to tho eighteenyearold elghteen year old Brltlnh Brltlshsoldier Brltlnhsoldier BrlUMICldler
soldier of whom there are too many In Intho Intho Inthe
tho British army arm The burgher bUl1 > hcr who whohas whohalf whohas
has thus been b n commandeered to duty dutythis dutythis dutythis
this Is the expression used to desig ¬
nate tho calling out of the citizen troopsdoes troops troopsdocs trOOpsd0C9
docs not wear a uniformTIIE Uniform UniformTHE tmlronnTHE
THE REGULARS OF TUB TRANS TRANSVAAL TRANSVAAL TRANSVAAL
VAAL VAALBesides VAALBuhles VAALBeeldcs
Besides these burghers bur hers there are aN two twoklndo twoklndo twokinds
klndo of troops > 9 In tho Transvaal One Onecoc OnecOl1 Onecoratsts
coc coratsts lst8 of several thousands not ex exceeding exceedlng exceeding ¬
ceeding 6000 artillery and about a aim aimliar llmliar iimliar
liar number but not exceeding 7000 7000volunteers 7000olunt 7000volunteers
volunteers olunt rs organized similarly to our ourelate our6Ia ourstate
elate 6Ia troops > t These are mostly mO Ut willed willednear settlednear tl1cd tl1cdnear
near the cities nnd meet occasionally occasionallyfor cn lonnlb lonnlbtor
for drill and exercise The clliclency clliclencyof
of tho artillery artllle Is now a matter of his history histor histort
tory tor Tho artillery though thou < < h small Is Isextremely Isextremel isextremely
extremely well drilled und has been In Instruicd Instrutel1 Inv Invetruted
struicd by German and oml1rench French ofllcera ofllceraThew ofllcerThew ofllceraThew
Thew regular soldiers wear uniformsvery uniforms uniformsvory unCormllary
very ary similar to the British with an ad admixture admlxturo admixture
mixture of the Dutch For field service servicethey geflcothe servicethey
they the are fitted out with khaki suits sultIn sult9In suitsIn
In addition to these troops here are areGermans nr6German8 areGermans
Germans French Dutch Irish and nndAfrikander onllMrlkander andAfrikmmder
Afrikander contingents Of the greatnumber great greatnumber rreftnumber
number of Iltlandcrs In Johannesburg Johannesburgand Johnnnesburand
and In the Transvaal It Is safe to as asasHumo asRSlUmO asassume
assume all tho young and physically physicallyable
able nil II with tho exception of course of oftho otthQ ofthe
the British have placed their services servicesat
at Oom Pauls disposal dle o5ll The Germancontingent German Germancontingent Germmcontingent
contingent alone exceeds 4000 men The Theceaseless 1heceaseless Thecesseless
ceaseless flow of recruits through Dela Delotroa Delaoa Delagoa
troa oa Bay has greatly lncrea increased ed this for foreign foreign or oreln ¬
eign legion Of the Ih > foreigners all arc arcold nreold areold
old foldloM fOld ION as In Europe every able ableman abloman nbloman
man Is liable to military duty1SIth duty dutyWith llutyWith
With regard nrd to th the Orange Free State Statethe SUltetho Statethe
the conditions of life prevailing among amongtho 11m amongthe on onthl
the Boers oers there are almost the same sameThe 61IneThe sameThe
The Free Staters muster 12000 fighting fightingburghers l1jhtlnburfhers fightingburghers
burghers and are under the command commandof
of General Albrecht AlbrechtAt
At the receipt of n telegram consist consistIng consistIng consistlag
Ing of one w word ord Orlog w wAr r thefieid thefieidcorneta the field fieldcornets eld eldcompt
cornets aroused the whole country countryreaching countrytvJ8lhln countryreaching
reaching the moil distant farm Every Everyburgher H Everyburgher > fY fYburgher
burgher sped d to the meeting place aid a1dAA
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Ixird Roberts of Kandahar familiarly known to Tommy Atkins us Littie Lit Littie Iltlie
b tie Bobs Bo Is the sole remaining hope of the British army nn If the Boom beat beathim beathim
him ns they have beattn tho other British generals da dark lc indeed In ecd will bo the theoutlook theoutlook theoutlook
outlook for tho empire
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many mnn families tam Illes were represented by bythree bythree bythree
three generations neratlonsgrandfather grandfather father fatherand tather111d fatherand
and sons shouldering the rllle rllleTHE rilleTIlE titleTIIE
THE AFRIKANDERS OF THE CAPE CAPEPerhaps CAPEPerhaps CAPEPerhaps
Perhaps one of the most Important Importantfactors lnlportnnttactors importantfactors
factors In deciding the campaign Is the theattitude thoaltitude thealtitude
altitude of the Cape Afrikanders Itmay It Itmay Itmay
may not be generally enerall known that tho thoCape thoCapo theCape
Cape Dutch are splendidly organized organizedThough orgnnlzCl1Though organizedThough
Though less of a pastoral population populationthan
than an agricultural one the Capo CapoDutch Ca CaDutch CapeDutch
Dutch never forgot the tradition of oftheir oCtheir oftheir
their race They Th are not so often otl < m culled culledupon CJlIICIJupon calledupon
upon to earn their sustenance by hunt huntInjr huntIngo huntlag
lag but nevertheless 9 they are splendid splendidshots flpl splendidshots ndld ndldIIhols
shots Every Ever village has a shooting shootingsociety shootingsociety hootinGclet
society < > clet which as an open secret is
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wJlne Boers at LadyiwlJU otLadYIl U1 thl thta rao1nf fort will be the thertes th thhe thlIe
If cntrAt clntr White h hu tc cut ht Iota way thr thrUf u h tk t > > > i
lIe rtes t he will UM ur to tomak make An a opening
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also a political club every now andthen and andthen I Ithen
then several ot th the local shooting to soydeuce toclelles tH tHchltlcs
deuce arrange arran o a Wapenschau which whichIs
Is an exhibition of shooting prowess prowessand IlrowolIlantI proweasand
and othor athletic games 301 antes and which is isdistinctly Isdistinctly isdistinctly
distinctly national No Englishman Englishmanever ah ahever
ever joined or was allrmtd allo l to Join In n n nWapensclmu 1 1Wapenschtul aWapensebsu
Wapensclmu The feats 18 of diootlns diootlnsperformed hootlnrtormel iloolln8performed
performed rtormel hero have earned the great greateat greateat
eat It ro r roepeet p ct t of the local llngllvli l n lIt1h Every Hvcrynew Everynew oJ < cr crnew
new defeat of the British anus or nma brings bringsthem bringsthem i
them nearer hI arer to the possibility lb1lt of t a rls rlsIng rlslag
lag of the Cape Dutch While thous thousands thousands ¬ I Iands
ands of them havo joined joln the Boers 13 f11 o oready 11 clready I Iroady
ready many lI1an more atC f heittatlntr Tho Thoaddition Theoddltlon Thoaddition
addition of such a elldrilled force for to tothe tothe tothe
the Bo Doer r army nrm would bo a 1 terrible blow blowto
to England The OVd it1 guldee that ml mlled mie miehod I
led General Galaeftf botoe lataetepre are but a ymp symptom ymptorn ynlptom
tom of the feeling tetlllnglfJIon guion tho Dutch DutchThey DutchThey DutchThey
They consider the UrltUh as a Intruders Intruderswho Intruderswho
who ho hove no right to the country Alt Altthe Alithe Allthe
the InmUncecontemttl nod scorn shown shownthorn shownthem hOWlthum
thorn by b the ICnglliHt Un < < llIlh ore o fresh In the themind Ultmind themind
mind of the Dutch There lher la no na nation 1111tlon naylion ¬
lion that looks down upon the foreign foreignae tor foreigneras llntr llntrat
ae the th Knsclldti Duiln < < the > whole or ofthe orthe orthe
the English J occupation oocupnti n of South Africa Africathey Atrlcathe Africathey
they the hove ho V looted Ili the U Uver r att at a little littlehigher IIttlhllhor iltt10higher
higher that the Kafljr Kn III t But the hour hourof
of reckoning has come corncPERNICIOUS comer comeIEUXICIOUS come comePERNICIOUS r
PERNICIOUS INFLUENCE IXFLu XOE OF SA SALOOfS SAJIOO SAhoo
LOOfS LOOfSTho JIOO S SThe 9The
The grand jury Jur of Cook oounty III 111recently IIIrecently mrecently
recently closed an exhaustive inquiry inquiryand Inquirynnd inquiryand
and made a report of Its work to Judge JudgeWaterman JuJgoWallrman Judgetiaterman
Waterman in which stands the follow followIng tallowIngo following
Ing just arraignment of the saloon saloonWo saloonWe I1loonWo
Wo call attention to the growingpernicious growing growingpernicious trowlncpernicious
pernicious influence Of saloons Wit Witnesses Witflosses It Itnosses
nesses before us have ha testified repeated repeatedly
ly to the fact that Insaloonn in which arc arethe arcthe nreIhe
the resort tff thievesholdup thlq88 holdup men and anddissolute anddls80luto anddissolute
dissolute women robberies rO berlel and bur buryglance burglarles burGlarles
glarles are planncO criminals with withA withA1
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veilknown records Issuing from these thcsollt thesevile
vile llt II dens to waylay men woman andchildren and andchildren llillchllJI8J1 I
children In many caws saloonkeep saloonkeepers ¬
ers and saloon employes serve oa re recoivora 14colol3 iscoivora
coivora of stolen property In no less leuthan INIIthan lessthan
than six casts ca before this jury It wa washown watshoI1 weshown
shown that thattpurdera murders ware committed committedeither cllmmltLedoIthcr committedeither
either h In i the saloons or as the resultanloon result resultsaloon II IIsnlooll
saloon Influence The police whet whelstl1lnc whetstriving wluistriving
striving to detect criminate orlmlnt s at out outvtiit Ollc11ft onedaft
daft the th saloons proving that thenofllceraare then thenofllceraare thtlolllcers
ofllceraare olllcers ar aware I1w le of the character o othe othe oothe
the men who habtually 1111 them Th Thfdct Phfact fhf1ct
fact that In the opinion of catnnelen catnnelenmen carnlJehnmen
men whose duties dUll oull them to tit tliconsideration titconldemtlon litconslderatlon
consideration of crime in Cook counts counljG
75 per cent of the criminal often offencommitted oftencommitted oftencommitted
committed within the county cou lt are trac tracable tra traable tra411e < <
able directly dlt t1 or Indirectly to the Ih Ihloun Icloon K Kloon
loon am andlhe anti the further fact that t tgreater tl tlgreater 11greater
greater portion of the expense tor tiadminitraOen ti tiadministration tiac1mlnltltlttfSn
administration of Juetlre and the 11 re relatlon < I I11t1on
latlon jtnil pJ punishment of crimecaueedhy crime i icaused 1c
caueedhy caused c U etl1l the evils of drink an amp ampevident Bmrovlden ampevidenge
evident that there ttr should be Immotl Immotlate Immdote Inmedate
ate and nel atrlrvrent lUNuunui n azures aJ aJJlI aJJlICor 510pafor < > i > t tfor >
for the suppression ot the frightful e el elot city cityat I Iof
of the Influence of open saloons which whlirIn hl t tInrnr >
In Inrnr Tar too many Inan Instances are allow allooto allowto <
to carry on their nefarious tralllc h hdefiance IIdo Iradefiance
defiance do nnce of police regulations ulallons city elt orui oruitisnoe oNiII1lno ortiinsnoeaanti
tisnoe nsnoeaanti and state laws It 9 Th The regulation regulationnot
not to say the obliteration of the ri saloons nl riloons
loons l ons would cause an enormous enormousInr siv sivIns asvInc
Ins In county expense find the lessen le lesseniof senh senhcJt <
01 public taxes tnXIAtlJltlst Ailvcntlst AdvocateFLU1G111JdCIlilifl Advocate AdvocueFLOllAli
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A French naturalist Doming DomingFrtlro DominJlro DomingFreiro >
Frtlro finds that on cultivation cultivationsuitable cultivationsuitable 1 1IllIltable
suitable media several Sit ern I well knn IWnlpathocenlc knnpathogenic n n npathotenlc >
pathogenic bacteria can be develop developfrom tPlloptmm developrein
from rein the anthers and stigma of s SI SIt1ral v voral e eoral
oral gp species p cle IMI of flatters Moreover h hfound htound hfound
found that several species of mtorolf mtorolftermd mllrolltennd o otermed
termed osmobeus reproduce I > ro ule the 11 olorof odor OJlfot odorof
of the llovors In which they tht ocrurPopular ocrur occurPopular ocrurPopular
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onhnn tutttttrtn nnin nnnruinnniuinnnjumnrunnjirLrLnnnririnnnri ruvuiruirm I1IUUMJHo ruwmrtnnSTANLEY i iSTANLEY
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STANLEY DENOUNCED BY LEYDS LEYDSEuropean
European Agont ol Transvaal GovernmentCharges the thoAfrican theAfrican
African Explorer with Mendacity and Alleges that thatHo thatHo
Ho Is Ignorant o of African Conditions ConditionsTho Tho Boers Usa UsoSoap UsaSoap UseSoap
Soap and are Educatod EducatedEnghmds Englands War of Conquest Conquestis
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That Is what hat Dr W J herds European Euro European European ¬
pean a agent ont of the Transvaal governtnent govern government gOernment ¬
ment has to say Sa concerning the war warJThe WArThe warYThc
The Transvaal Republic bas been beenforced beentorced beencreed
forced Into an unjust unjustvvar War My Iy coun countrymen countqmen countrlmten ¬
trymen have an innate horror of war warI
I had hoped ho d that the enemies of my mycountry m mcountry mycountry
country would at least spare her from fromoutrage tromoutrage fromoutrage
outrage and calumny and that they theywould theywould theywould
would venerate In our Illustrious presi president presldent president ¬
dent tho virtues of the people of whom whomho
ho Is chief I was woefully deceived deceivedChamberlain deceivedChamberlain deceivedChamberlain I
Chamberlain attacks our liberty Stan Stanley Stanley Stanlayour ¬
ley layour our honor honorStanley honorStnnley honorStanley
Stanley has explored Central Africa AfricaHo AfricaHo Africalie
Ho also wwpretenllcd pretended to know the Transvaal Trans Transvaal TransLIll
vaal LIll thoroughly lie declares that ho howill howill
will 111 not state ata te anything ot which be Is Isnot Isnot isnot
not sure and which might be contradieted contra contradicted contradtcted ¬
dieted We nlll sec secIn sccIn aceIn
In the first place Stanley ha hat onlymade only onlytnodo oni oninwlo
made one journey to Pretoria lie Hestopped liestopped liestopped
stopped for five or six days In Johan Johannesburg JohanMsburg Johanneaburg ¬
nesburg wWch in reality Is not a aTransvaal aTranavaal
Transvaal town but rather a city elf ofcosmopolitan of ofcosmopolitan otcosmopollton
cosmopolitan speculators There heonly he heonly heonJy
only met friends of Cecil Rhodes and andJameson rndJameson andJameson
Jameson Hence the Information he hereceived hereceived hereceived
received was 18 not very ery trustworthyTHE trustworthy
THE SOAP QUESTION QUESTIONI
I need but mention a few te of Stan Stanlevs Stanlays
lays 10 calumnies to convince conln e you OU of the thelack tholack thelack
lack of veracity In his Desertions I Iwill Iwill
will 111 not dwell on the Infamous epithet epithetof
of Old Chimpanzee he applied to our ourIllustrious ourlIIulltrlous ourIllustrious
Illustrious presidentStanley president presidentStanley presidentSt
Stanley St nley says our peasants arc arcstrangers arestrnllfellJ amstrangers
strangers to soap All who hiVo visitedthe visited visitedthe vlltethe
the Transvaal farms praise the scrupu scrupulous acrupuIou scrupulous ¬
lous II cleanliness characteristics charncterl tlca ot theDutch the theDutch
Dutch encountered < 1 everywhere everywhereOur
Our many soap factories do not de depend dend depend ¬
pend nd on Kaffirs and Ultlanders for patrons pa patrons P3trons ¬
trons Stanley claim that this very veryncccuary veryncceuary Cl Cln
ncccuary n ccu61 commodity Is I prodigiously prodigiouslyexpensive prodl4louslexpenlve prodigiouslyexpensive
expensive In the Tranivaal Transvaal60 W c cents nti nt
uuuiruuurruvruuuuu uuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuapiece UlIUUlJ1Jl1lJ uuU uuUapiece lU U Uapiece
apiece The official tariff quotes wash washing washIng washlag
ing soap at six cents a pound and toilet toiletsoap toiletsoap toiletsoap
soap at ten cents You cant buy soaptor soapfor soap soapfor
for that in the English factories He Hemakes Illmnkes Ilemakes
makes a similar false statement re regarding rcprdlng rev revcarding ¬
carding matches for which we pay pa inthe In Inthe Inthe
the Transvaal three cents a box while whileIn
In England and other countries they theyare the theare theyare
are sold for five and ten cents per box boxIn boxIn boxIn
In contradiction to Mr Stanleys ani animations amrmallons aflirmatrons ¬
matrons I say that I have never seen seena
a peasant peli ant Boer make use of a flint to tolight tolight tolight
light his pipeTAY Pipe PipeTAX DlpeTAX
TAX ON COFFEE COFFEEStanley COFFEEStanley
Stanley reproaches us for not bar having baring hl hlInr ¬
ing taxed coffee because the Boers Boersconsume Doerconllume Boorsconsume
consume such Immense quantities ofthis of ofthis otthis
this article Our tariff shows that cof coffee coft cotfee ¬
fee t Is taxed seven per cent ad valoremhike valorem valoremtike valoremlike
tike all 111 other alimentary articles I Imention Imention Imention
mention these minor matters so you yoqmay youmay 01 01may
may judge the more Important allega allegation alleCBtlon allegations ¬
tion tionAmong Among monr these allegations is the one onewhich onCwhich onewhich
which claims cll ms that President lirugersfortune Krugers Krugersfortune lrugersortune
fortune owes its origin to the Transvaai Trans Transvaal rrnnsaal ¬
vaal monopolies The accusation ii a aridiculous lIridiculous arldlculous
ridiculous one All concessions to the themonopolies themanopolles themonopolies
monopolies were given by the Yolks Volksrad YolksrlWl Yolkstam
tam President Krugcr has nothing to todo todo todo
do with them Whatever revenue was wasImposed wasimposed wasImposed
Imposed by the Volksraad went Into the thepublic thepubllo thepublic
public treasury The chief executive of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the Transvaal Republic Is scrupulously scrupulouslyhonest Icruflulouslhonbt scrupulouslyhonest
honest And his popularity with theDutch the theDutch tlloDutch
Dutch In South Africa Is mainly due to tothis tothl8 tothis
this most excellent virtue virtueAll virtueAll IrtueAll
All Kmcers fortune was made by byfanning bytanning bytanning
tanning From a small beginning he heevolved hehed hedvolved
evolved hed Into a wealthy land owner He HeIs Hets lieis
Is economical and shrewd His riches richeswere riehlSwere richeswere
were made by the renting out and aching sell sellIng lullnlf
Ing nlf of farms all over the South African AfricanRepublics AfricanRepublics AfricanRepublics
Republics RepublicsEDUCATION RepublicsEDUCATIO RepublicsEDUCATION
EDUCATION IN GENERAL GENERALThe OE EnL EnLThe
The Boers are represented to the clv civilized clvIIIzed clv111zed ¬
ilized world by b Stanley as a semi semlsavoge semlSQe semisavage
savage e race as brutes who can neither neitherread neitherrend neitherread
read nor write I have no patience with withthU withthis withthis
this man I will not vo into d detail lUt re
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I BOERS ATTACKING ARMOPEO AR fPEf TRAIN AT MOV O rn rnpp n nl
l asay yr1 < 1 v y a y u > r jf < + k pp ppP P
YI YIThe p lY kit kitH H wol wolpdJl
pdJl IJ aIC4JJIJJJUO aIC4JJIJJJUOThe
The latest reports from Methupn admit the peril of his position TIO TIOmobile T10mobile 110mobll
mobile Boers s swarm nrm In all directions turning up tl > unexpectedly at the most mostunlocked mostunlooked mostunlooked
unlooked for times nnd places pl ces The armored train with which Lord Mcthuenn Mcthuennpatrols Methuenspatrols tethuenspatrols
patrols are trying to keep the line of communication open Oll n Is being constantly constantlyattncked constantlyatllteked constantlyattacked
attacked and the Doers seem to be getting get tin more and more aggressive In the thirear theroar tbsroar
roar of the British The hurrying up of the newlylanded rclnfrocements show showthat showthlt showthat
that the situation Is regarded as perilous
I
gnrdlng this false statement I needonly need needonly needunly
only to mention the fact that Boer Boerchildren Doerchlldrcn Boerchildren
children cannot enter tho communion communionof
of the church unless they air al able to toread toread toread
read and write No parent would bear bearthe bearthe bearthe
the shame of raising boys bo s and girls girlsoutside girloUtJIlde girlsoutside
outside of the church There In a news newspaper newspaper
paper In every over hamlet These also are aronot nr nrnot arenot
not printed for Kafllrg J < afllrs and Ultlanders UltlandersStanleys UltlandersStanleys UltlandersStanleys
Stanleys allegation that all lan languages litnIuu languages ¬
guages Iuu es but the Dutch are prohibited In Inthe InIhe inthe
the public schools has been thoroughly thoroughlyrefuted thofoughlrctuted thoroughlyrefuted
refuted refutedStanley rctutedStanle refutedStanley
Stanley has hn the effrontery to tl lay the thealleged theIlllege thealleged
alleged crimes of tho few Individuals to toWVIINWNlNwwJV toVwnlyYNd
VwnlyYNd WVIINWNlNwwJV vW AiWNWW MI V
I V + V v vthe t
I Ikilled
the whole nation Ho says that a Boer Boerkilled Beerkilled
killed an n English woman on the high highway highway highway ¬
way seeking to Imply that the Boors otrs do donot donot donot
not respect women The Hollanders Hollandersand
and their kin the Doers are noted for fortheir tortheir fortheir
their kind treatment of their wives and andchildren IUIIlchildren andchildren
children and for the beauty Quh of their theirhome th theirhome lr lrhome
home life They The are a hardy set but butaffectionate butItrecUonnte butaffectionate
affectionate and chivalrous chivalrousA
A FEW COMPARISONS COMPARISONSStanley CO COMPARISONSStanley IPAmSONSStanle
Stanley Stanle the chief of the great phil philanthropic philnnthroplc philanthropic ¬
anthropic 1 British expeditions in inCentral InCentral inCentral
Central Africa accuses us u of cruelty crueltytoward cruellytoward crueltytoward
toward tho Kafllrs I will 11 admit that thatwj thttw
wj w have employed rigorous measures measurestoward rnoa5UIQStoward measurestoward
toward the Kartlrs but these were wurenc werenecessary re renocestory
necessary nc < Cf nr for solf solfprotectlon proteotion and they theywere theywere theywere
were tempered by b a paternal applica application al1pllootion applloation ¬
tion of the law la But those measures measuresare
are not murderous like the Ih massacre msBt crc of ofthe otthe ofthe
the blacks In Rhodesia where the Brit British BritIsh Britlab ¬
ish blew up a cavern with dynamite inwhich In Inwhich Inwhich
which the unfortunate natives had tak taken takon taken ¬
en refuge refugeMr
Mr tr Chamberlain used other tactics tacticsto tactlcto
to precipitate hostilities He repres represented represenled representod ¬
ented us simply simp as traitors to the British Brit BrltIsh 13rltbh I
Ish crown as rebellious ro lIIous vassals Thistheme This Thistheme ThIstheme i
theme Inspired Inpplr the British diplomacy diplomacyand dlillollncnnd I
and that of Mr Mllncr It made m de many manydupes mMYdup88lnEngland manydupes
dupes dup88lnEngland InEngland and Cape Colony Colon and andeven andoen andeven
even on the European continent I am amIntrusted nmIntrullted amintrusted
Intrusted with document open to in inspection Insperton Inspection ¬
spection by the courts and the press of ofEurope QtFlro pfruropb
Europe Flro which prove rOe conclusively that thatthe thllttheTrnn5nll thatthe
the Transvaal has been recognised recognh ed < since 1slnoouSt since1SS4 since1SSI
1SS4 as aft It a at > > olutely lutel Independent stale staleby staleb staleby
by b the K y gl cllh eh h cov government < nnm rnmnt rit G eat at Brit Britnln Drltnln BrItaln
nln can no more claim suzerainty over overus oerUII overus
us than France Irnn or Germany GermanyWe
We have our diplomatic representa representatives representatives ¬ I
tives In every land and even in Eng England England England ¬
land Our consulgeneral conRuH tneral at London re rectlved recthw r0etlved
ctlved his congo from Queen Victoria Victoriaand Victoriaand lrtorloand
and Vloe Ioe versa Englands consul In InPretoria IhPretoria lbPretoria
Pretoria from President Krugr Iru r Are Arothese Arethese Arethese
these the relations of a vassal state and anda
a suzcralne powcrT powcrTBRITAIN powerTDRITAIN power powerBRITAIN
BRITAIN FIGHTING FOR SPOILS SPOILSI
1 1I
I reiterate that greed d for gold andImperial and andImperial nndImperial
Imperial conditions have caused civil civilized eMIIzed civilized ¬
ized England to nlapre Into a baraarianpower bavarian bavarianpower barnrlanpower
power that raises war without any other othermotive othermothc othermotive
motive than of spoils spoilsThe spoilsTh pollsThe
The world may rest assured that as
WWWs WWWslong
long lon as a single burgher remains alive alivein
in if South African Republic the war warwill warwill warwill
will not be ended endedWo We are ready for peace peaceon
on an honorable basis While battling battlingand
and 1n shedding h ddlng our blood we are willing willingto
to listen to any an honorable propositions propositionsbut
but we will resist Injustice both on English Eng English EngIIsh ¬
lish and Transvaal territory until the thelost thelast thelast
last man has breathed his last on the thebattle thelllltll thetattle
battle field To osoapo the enslavement enslavementof
of the English our ancestors took refuge refugebeyond tttu refugebeyond e ebeonlJ
beyond the Orange river and afterward afterwardretreated afterwardretreated afterwardretreated
retreated beyond be ond the Voal VI 1 In that thatllttll thatllttllInnJwhhewe little littleland littleland
land InnJwhhewe where we are nr areconflncd confined we only ask alcfor Q askfor I Itor
for peace and Independence Wo will wllWIoN
Y
WIoN
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GENERAL GENERALLORD GENERAllORD GENERALLORD
LORD KITCHENER KITCHENERSo KITCH KITCHENERSo NER NERSo
So urgent Is deemed the thenecessity thenecesslt thenecessity
necessity for the pre presence presence presence ¬
sence of the Soudan con conyquoror conqueror conquoror ¬
quoror at South Africa Africathat AtriC3that Africathat
that the cruiser Isis has hastaken hastalecn hastaken
taken him on board atAlexandria at atAlexandria atAlexandria
Alexandria and will willsteam willIleam wiltsteam
steam at a speed of six sixteen sixteen 1x 1xtfon ¬
teen knots an hour to theCape the theCape tbpCape
Cape
1
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defend ourselves and the principles for forwhich torhlrb forwhich
which we W < fight to the deathThus death deathThus deathThus
Thus far fortune has favored us and andIt
It appears from the history of the war warthat WMthat warthat
that God Is with our arms armsA armsA armsA
A FRENCH I < COURT DECISION DECISIONVery
Very eo curious things continuo to hap happen hoppon happoll ¬
pen In France A French court of aspeals ap appeals allpenla ¬
peals has lately decided that n 1 pcrlo1cal perloI perloIcal
cal which prints a critical review of au auauthors nnl1uthors anauthors
authors work is bound to publish tho thoauthors thoauthors theauthors
authors reply to the critics strMurts strMurtsThis strl tulCII tulCIIThis y yThis
This decision seems to put the French Frenchpress 1 Frenchpress > renhpro
press pro s at the mercy mere of authors who can canIt ennIt canit
It they tho rhoo choose take up most of the thospace thespace thespace
space In the reviews by their answers answersThe onswersThe answersThe
The most obvious remedy would bo to toatop tontor toatop
atop reviewing the books of all authors authorswho authorswho authorswho
who arc inclined to talk back and that thatIs
Is II feasible enough though It might mightcause mightcause
cause embarrassment to literary literal jour journals journaffs ¬
nals Successful and welhp wellpaid eld authors authorsIt
It may ma be observed are rarely rare willing willingto wllllnto
to spend their time refuting critics crltl s It UIs ItIII Itis
Is the writers who cant write and andwhose andwhose andwhose
whose time la not valuable who would wouldInundate wouldInul1d wouldinundate
Inundate Inul1d te the reviews with their re recriminations rocrlmlnatlonsLlte rev revcriminatfonsLife ¬
criminations crlmlnatlonsLlte crlmlnatlonsLlteI Life LifeI10V
I I Inow I
now GOOD ENGLISH J XGLI 1t IS REALLY 11EALLYLEAKNED UEALIJJ REALLYLEARNED
LEARNED LEAKNEDIf J AH D
If I the pupil always hears correct Tr TrHsh r rtrom T TIlsh
Hsh from his teachers and Is ol oh al alcorrected a acorrected
corrected when wh n he uses Inor Inocrrect rrect E 5 5llth glush
lush he h will acquire n correct urp u ur A Atho f fthe fthe
the language without spending s v rill ralyears rillenr8 rillyears
years enr8 studying books devoted d oted to r rand riM riMand s sand
and their many exceptions dinsrai dllrarJoparsing dtaraoparsing o oparsing
parsing spelling F 11It1l lists etc After the thepupil thepupil thepupil
pupil has learned to use correct Enslsh Enslshwhile E1gUshwhllo EngiJehwhile
while learning something else which he hewrites hewrites hewrites
writes and talks about five hours hourIweelc a aweek aweek
week for one school year ear is all that Is Isneutary Isnel isnet
neutary net ar r tor the systematic teaching teachingof tecW tecWot
of English En lIrh Grammar

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