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VOL. XXXVII., NO. |7l.
Woven Wire Hammocks, i
Thr«» are all the ra*e In th* F.a*t at present and will probably continue 4
for sen-- time because they are elastic and comfortable and more durable ?
than the corn hammock. 4
"WT-jll of, because they are made from galvanized \
i on* H.iraw. --♦ Ii • w l r *. very closely woven, making an T
yU«tic and article for outdoor use The end fitting* are of mailable 2
Iron. These also are galvanized, and the hammock throughout Is moisture 4
Need Not Be "Taken In" at Night. }
It can be left out In the weather throughout the season without Injury. ?
This point alone makes It far mor» desirable than the ordinary cord ham- £
mm k, which must be taken In" each night to Inpure Its lasting even for a •
single season.
Length, 9 feet . . . $2.50 \
Length, 10 feet . . . $3.00
Width, 36 Inches; weight, 10 pounds net. *
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hh P ure Water.
Our ALASKA FILTERS will give it pure °
f i **rid sparkling' and free from disease ''
Cost less than one bottle cf medicine, i
Stewart S Holmes Drug Co., f
* Why? lte*-au«e all rmtomer*. ri<h w poor, whether purchasing or not, receive the name < >
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An unusual opportunity afforded economical buyer* by today's special tale In Muslin Un- < >
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I%c HMHRKM.A PRAWKItfI, rx- JQ fl.oo and $1.20 OOWNfI. high neck and em- < ►
callcnt guaiity and making, for.. 4cfu plre style, tucked and lace trim * ►
Mr FRKN' H COKHBT CIOVKRS. high mrd. for lO\m <>
tad low nn k. h«-matitchM| tuck*. HKIHTft, flounced, la* 1 * trimmed 4 *
with lace trimming*, for 491# and custom made, for /DC * *
Tkings You Need in Hot Weather.
There's the kind at everything that you
chest, lee-cream freesers, milk-shake machines, soda glasses, etc.—ln larsi
or small Quantities, wholesale or retail.
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Bverythlng needed for outfitting Hotels, Restaurants and Saloons Is hen
la large quantities—we are large jobbers and make special discounts t<
feelers and on large orders. Also Puritan Blue-Flaine Oil Stoves In all the
various sites.
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! Machinery ;
Corner Washington StPcct and ((ailroed Avenue.
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Wirt I«*. talis. Barbrd Hire. Shaftlnj. Steel Plate i.i..i|..t, I
1 and .sheets «nd tleurlcal Mlreh. , bbattlb. i
fill's m Hid woisis Arc Best. N
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C H. \> VIiO.NHR, D. D. B>i Puitiless Dentist.
• 9RNL *iiver l *aiunjs' .: : 4; £> - P Sup
.< .. A nv * V*« r « H-arantee with ail work.
Offices IHS IT Hatler BUIMIiik Telephone Main *6>
' ' T ,V 1 vv lol *tevi at v«.s Seeomi avenue, third do-tr
J9l Wl i'/J, 1 y vw cu "tvilly examine the eye- with the
l 5 ![ Pv^ uo un* n to fcv.eikf, mid furnish you the bot
g.aanja can fe mtcu
U. OIAX UVSRSvue, Optic uu, 3tt S«cca<i Ay*., Seattle
Crowds of Weeping Women
Wait for Their Dead.
The Dead Reach at Least Two-
Hundred and Fifty.
Thf Supply of Coffin. Inadequate,
and the Decomposition of Many
landed Rodlea Adda to the Hor
rors of the Scene—Additional
Foree* of Clerlci at Work In the
Storea, Where All Supplies Are
Tendered Freely and Without
Price to the Widows and Orphans
of the Dead—Relief Funds Started
SALT LAKE, May 3.-The latest dis
patches from Bcotleld say that the ex
treme estimate of dead la now conceded
to have been too large, and that It Is
numerically Impossible to place the loss
of life at 300, as there were not that many
men In the mines. The probabilftiee are
that 250 will be about the total number
of dead.
Relatives of the victims continue to ar
rive from all the surrounding towns. *
The body of Tom Brogdon, of North
Lawrence, 0., was located today In mine
No. 1.
May Have to Re Cremated.
There are not enough coiling In the camp
to bury the dead, and to add horror to
the situation, the bodies are rapidly de
composing, and It has been suggested
that cremation may have to be reßorted
to. There are fifty bodies for which no
provision .for burial has been made.
liimtlfylnK the Dead.
A committee of Odd Fellows and
Knights of Pythias spent the day among
the dead, Identifying the members of their
orders. They found about twenty of each
order among the dead. The school chil
dren of this city have gathered u carload
of flowers, which will be sent to Scolleld,
Superintendent Welby having placed a
special car at the disposal of the ladles
for that purpose.
The Relief Fund.
Subscriptions for the relief of the suf
ferers are coming In from all over the
state, and the total now amounts to $13,-
000. The special committee appointed by
Mayor Thompson yesterday to receive
subscriptions to the relief fund met today
and organized by electing tbe following
officers: President, J. E. Dooley; treas
urer, A. L. Thomas, secretary, William
While the committee was In session A.
1.. Tht>nia.i read a dispatch from Hon.
Henry Phillips, of Pittsburg, In which he
expressed deep sorrow for the terrible dis
aster and requesting that his name be put
down for IliW. M. J. Orondersten & Co.,
of San Francisco, have also contributed
One of the Rescued l>les.
John Klrton, one of the men brought
out of the mine alive, died today.
The body of Foreman Parmley was
found among the dead late this after
noon. his body being terribly mangled.
Ulzila Clark, who was reported to have
fallen dead at the feet of her mother yes
terday upon being Informed of the death
of her brother. Is still alive, but In a pre
carious condition.
The Funeral Train.
A funeral train with bodies of the dead
will leave BcofWld tomorrow morning,
stopping at Spanish Fork. Provo, Amer
ican Fork. Salt l.ake, Ogden, Coalville,
and one body will go through to Spring
field. Ohio.
The Cambrian Auwlttlon met this af
ternoon ami deddad to give a concert In
the tabernacle on May 11 for the benefit
of the Bcofleld sufferer*.
*tnrmHfiil Oar Is *oofteid.
A special to the Tribune from Scorteld,
V'tah. says:
This has been the most sorrowful day
here since the great disaster of Tuesday.
The sorrow of today Is of that kind that
reaches deep down. The people have ap
parently Just begun to realise the magni
tude of the calamity that has befallen
them. In front of the house# where the
bodies ar« being prepared for hurlal there
have been all day crowds of weeping
women and'ehlldren. of relatives waiting
and anxious to know when the body of
■ .nie dear one would be delivered to them.
Many stout hearted and bnrwney men
have turned away with tears running
down their cheeks
offensive Odors ("aases Mrknes*.
The bodies of the dead became offensive
toSlay and there were many cases of peo
ple becoming sick and having to leave the
place on account of offensly* odors. Em
balming fluid l» here In great quantities
today, and had not the Salt Lake under
takers had the foresight to prepare for
thla cor.dit! .11 It would have been a molt
horrible situation.
Hescne Work Is Knded.
The rescue work has been coin* on con
stantly and this afternoon H was said
by Foreman Andrew Hood that there
was not a dead miner remaining In the
wor'aJngs. Seme of the bodies are so bad
ly mutilated that they were brought from
the mine In sacks.
To the credit of the Pleasant Valley
Coal Company it can be said that the fu
neral dressings are better and more ap
propriate than could have been expected
of any corporation.
T(vo people here are more than surprised
«A !£*«»
Senate Committee Prepare to Report
It With Pnenmatle Tnhe (iaute
WASHINGTON, May 3.-The senate
committee on postofflces and post roads
today completed the postoffice appropria
tion bill, and Chairman Wolcott will re
port It tomorrow. The net Increase In
the bill Is about 51.000.000. which Includes
the restoration of the provision for the
pneumatic tube service flrst reported by
the house committee. It provides 1225.000
for continuing the present contracts, and
adds IfIOO.OOO for extension of the service
to other cities, In addition to those where
it has not been in use. The following
amendment has been made to the pro
vision relating to letter carriers:
"Provided that letter carriers may be
required to work as nearly as practicable
only eight hours on each working day,
but not in any event exceeding- forty
eight hours during the six working days
of each week; and such number of hours
on Sunday, not exceeding eight, as may
be required by the needs of the service,
and If a legal holiday shall occur on any
working day the service performed on
said day, if less than eight hours, shall
be counted as eight hours, without regard
to the time actually employed."
The vote In the committee on the pneu
matic tube Item was 7 to 3.
Chairman Wolcott told the committee
that when the provision was reached In
the senate some member favoring the
pneumatic-tube service could take
charge of the bill, as he would oppose the
provision on the floor.
Military In Canada Ordered Oat to
Repel an Imaginary Invasion
From This Country.
DETROIT, Mich., May 3.—Local papers
today print the following from Windsor,
Col. Holmes, commanding officer of No.
1 military district, has received Instruc
tions from Ottawa to have the Twenty-first
Essex Fusileers, Seventh Ix>ndon Fuslleera,
the Twenty-sixth Middlesex, Twenty
seventh Lambton and Twenty-fifth i'lgin
battalions ready to march at two hours*
notice. This step has been deemed advisa
ble by the military department owing to
Information that bands of Fenians intend
invading: Canada at some point along the
river St. Clair or Detroit river, for the
purpose of destroying some of the railway
Arrangements have been so far complet
ed that the battalion Is preparing for
marching orders at any time. Local mili
tary authorities claim an Invasion Is not
feared, but that the battalions named will
be mobilized at some point 011 the frontier
for tactical exercise only.
Was Only it Tnctlcnl Scheme.
OTTAWA. Ont., May 3 Hon. Dr. Bor
den, minister of militia, said tonight in re
gard to a dispatch from Windsor, stat
ing that Col. Holmes received from Ot
tawa Instructions to have the militia
ready to march at two hours' notice to re
pel Fenian invasion, that there was not
a word of trtjtti mft Coi._ Holmes had
apparently been carrying out some tac
tical scheme of which Oen. TTttin was the
father, and Dr. .Borden has demanded an
explanation from Col. Holmes of the re
ports concerning him. Nothing Is known
of the matter here.
rroorcdlnKN of the Michigan Hepnh
llfan Convention to Select Dele-
U«te» to ritllfMlelphia.
DETROIT, Mich., May 3.—The state
convention which today elected delegates
at large to the national Kepublt.su con
vention transacted Its business quickly
and harmoniously. The four delegates at
large who had teen slated were elected
without division, with the exception of
William Mcpherson, whose candidacy was
opposed by Frank W. Gilchrist. The for
qjer was chosen, however.
The following platform was adopted:
"We, th« Republicans of tho state, of
Michigan, In convention assembled, here
by reaffirm and renew our allegiance to
the time-honored principles of the Repub
lican iiarty.
"We unqualify dly and unequivocally In
dorse the administration of President Mc
kinley, and congratulate the country on
Its happy and prosperous condition,
brought about as a direct result of the ap
plication of Republican principles and pol
icies to the affairs of the government and
we congratulate the party on the prompt
and complete fulfillment of Its pledges.
"And be It resolved, further. That the
delegates chosen by this convention to
represent us at the national convention at
Philadelphia be and hereby are Instructed
to cast the vote for William McKtnley for
president of the United States."
The temporary organisation was then
made permanent, and the names of presi
dential electors and members of the state
central committee were announced and
were later ratified by the convention.
MaJ. I-. J. Wilcox, of Bay City, and
Perry Hanna. of Travers City, were nomi
nated for presidential electors at large.
Bishop lUrlirll n Ijirif
\utllence *»n ihe \(rimu
CHICAGO, May 3.- Bishop Hartsell
pleaded the case of tba Briton In the
Transvaal tonight before an audlenca that
almost tilled the Auditorium.
He spoke from Imjiroasions gained by
personal observations In South Africa;
from personal acquaintance with Presi
dent Kruger, and from c.nse study of ta«
laws and the administration of the la* s
by the government. Bishop Hartsell made
I.la argument In behalf of the Knglish.
The audience was pro-British la Its sym
*he Was From Vancouver and llonnd
for Vtnrqnes.
American ship William H. Maeey. Capt.
Oroth. from Vancouver. Is ashore »t CIK it
burn shoal The British warship Porte has
gone to her assistance.
The ship William H. Maci-v Is of 2 092
tens Sh'- hai:- fr..m San Fran :*,-<> and Is
' wned h"> J <\ E». h p. & »'■ 3h. w.t
built at Rockport, Mo., In isvj. She b r.i
Sim SKA mT 1 ' l,&< W",
Animated Colloquy Between
Stewart and Chandler.
Silver Senator Insists on Careful
Consideration of Case.
Pfttljrrfir Rfnfm Ills Attack on the
Government for Keeplns Volun
teers Klghlinv In the Philippines
After Thetr Term of l£nllatmei»t
Kxplred. In*lntlng That tue Men
From His State Wanted to Come
Home and Were Kept Aicalnst
Their Will—Heading- Profane Let
ter* From Soldiers In the Field.
WASHINGTON. May S.—Th« senate to
day adopted the motion of Hoar to take
up the resolution of the committee on
elections declaring: that Clark of Mon
tana was not duly elected to the senate,
and then postponed consideration of the
question for a week.
The army "appropriation bill, after a
rather spirited debate, was passed with
out division. The day closed with the
passage of a number of private pension
bills, including bills to pension Mrs. Julia
Henry, widow of the late Qen. Ckiy V.
Henry; Qen. James Longstreet, Mrs.
Margaret M. Badger, widow of the late
Commodore liadger, and Mrs. Harriet
Gridley, widow of the late Capt. Gridley,
of the navy.
Clark Case Over for a Week.
The senate today agreed to a mo
tion by Hoar to take up the
resolution declaring that W. A.
Clark was not duly elected to the senate
from the state of Montana, and then, in
accordance with Hoar's further sugges
tion, proposed further consideration of
the subject until one week from today.
Spirited Controversy liver It.
Before this agreement was reached
there was a spirited controversy over
some remarks made by Chandler yester
day. Bacon took exception to the fact
that Chandler had said that he had heard
it tated that there was a purpose to de
lay the consideration of the resolution In
order to prevent the governor of Mon
tana making an appointment of a sena
tor to succeed Mr. Clark in case the seat
now occupied by him should be declared
vacant. As for himself he could not say
what his own action would l>e on the
Clark resolution. He regarded himself as
a Judge sitting In that case, and he
would, ho said, claim the right to Inves
tigate it thoroughly before entering
Stennrt'i Thrent to Ilelsf Action.
Chandler said that his remarks regard
ing a desire to delay the consideration of
the resolution had not been called out
by anything that Bacon had said, but
that he had had especial reference to
Siewart's threat to "read In the senate,
if not given time to read out of It, the
testimony taken by the committee."
"The threat's," said Stewart, "threatened
to do what?"
"Threatened," Chandler replied, "that If
ahy attempt was mad# to rush th# Clark
resolution the three volume# of testimony
would be read for the purpose of delay."
Stewart said he had made no such state
ment as a threat, but he had said, and he
would rei>eal, that If time was not given
to read the testimony ou'slde the senate
chamber, time would be taken to read It
In the chamber.
The case should be considered deliber
ately and decently, and especially In view
of the fact that much of the testimony
was Irrelevant/ It was not unreasonable
to ask for time for investigation.
"1 don't propose to be lectured." he con
tinued. "I don't like it, and 1 particularly
fton't like It from the man who ha« leath
ered up all sorts of hearsay matter and
printed It as testimony."
"When the senator attacks me or the
committee over which I preside," retorted
Chandler, "he will get a lecture from me "
To this Stewart replied:
"Well, you'll get a it rure from me on
the Irrelevant »• andal you've put into the
testimony presented here "
This closed the Incident.
Onsas Isn Amended.
The senate then passed the house bill
| for the amendment of the census law. The
, bill «a< amended so as to provide for tJU>
; additional compensation for census su-
I perviaors.
i'ftliires toutiaaes (rlllrlsta.
The army appropriation hill being taken
up. Petiigrew continued hia criticism of
the treatmmt of the volunteer soldiers In
j the Philippines He read a number of let
; ters from members of the South I«akota
1 regiment, complaining of their treatment
; there. Some of these contained profane
«ij rerslons, which fact caused Oailiiiger
to enter a protest against their being
i printed in the Record. Such Language
should, ha said, be obnoxious to any man
i occupying a seat In the senate.
To this Pettigrew replied that the letters
were from men who had been conscripted
to fight In a eauae In which they did not
believe and placed In circumstances which
were generally objectionable- Their condi
tions were, he said, calculated to make
men swear, but whiia the South L>aat>tana
| occasionally Iropp -d inta this bad habit
it mi still iMe that the religioja senti
ment was as strongly developed in them
i as in the senator from New Hampshire,
i.eiters Were Hiaspkenaons,
Hawley referred to the letters as blas
phemous and gave notice of his inteuli n
to move to have strirken from the
rtcuid a letter irum Pelylgrtiw
t fr WlVt»«»4 Bft
California and Illinois to t«et fhe
Only \ppolntments Outside of
Inland Resident*.
Special Dispatch to the Post-lnteHlgencer.
W ASHINGTON, May 3-The list of
Hawaiian appointments has been prac
tically decided upon, Upon the best ob
tainable Information It Is as follow?:
Governor, Sanford B. Dole; secretary,
Henry. K. Cooper: chief justice, w! T.
Frear; associate judge, K. A. Whitney;
United States circuit judge, M. M. Estee.
of California; customs collector, Stock
able. of Hawaii, will probably be con
tinued In the United States service. Fhll
ip L. Weaver, of San Francisco, Is the
strongest candidate for district attor
ney, and C. J. Kay, of Illinois, for the
Senator Shoup today Introduced an
amendment to the sundry civil appropria
tion bill, providing for the payment of
$4,752 to the No* Perce Indian scouts who
served with United States troops in the
Ne» Perce war In IST7.
Frank Withdraw* From Raelld Aff
nue Church, Owing lo Ilia Diffi
culties With John D.
Special Dispatch to the Post-Intelligencer.
CLKVBLAND, May X—Prank Rockefel
ler, a trustee of Euclid Avenue Baptist
church, of which John D. Rockefeller Is
the principal pillar, has resigned all con
nection with the church. His wife and
three daughters, Misses Alice, Anne and
Helen, have resigned also. In resigning
Prank said:
"I do not believe In placing Oiesarlam
before Christianity In any church."
Frank Rockefeller was a clone friend of
Rev. H. C» Applegarth, whose resignation
of the pastorate a few months ago led to
the publication of the statement that his
act was duo to the antagonism of John D.
Rockefeller. The business difficulties be
tween Mr. Rockefeller and his brother.
John D. Rockefeller, are no doubt respon
sible for the move. The tight between the
Rockefeller brothers Is intimately con
nected with a lawsuit commenced against
John D. Rockefeller by Capt. James Cor
rlgnn. Frank Rockefeller and Corrlgan
w«re business partners In a plan to de
velop Michigan copper property. They
borrowed a large sum from John 15.
Rockefeller, giving valuable security.
Then the millionaire oil magnate, it is al
leged, pressed them for money, and, fall
ing to get cash, sold the securities. Cbr
rignn claims tho securities were worth
$750,000 more than the money John l>.
Rockefeller loaned him. und he sued for
the difference. Frank also. It Is said, will
claim he did not get full value for his se
Otbrr Railroada turn to Abide hy
tbe N'ew York i mtral't Kettle
nrnl Willi the Men.
BUFFALO, N. v.. May 3 The railroad
atrlka la confclderud practically nettled. It
la understood th* Nickel ITate h«* igreed
to abide by the action of the New York
Central and It la believed the Krle,
wanna. I-ehlyh and Western New York an 1
Pennsylvania will acquleace In the arrange
A hit .h dovelofwd In the propoflsd meet
ing bet a eon the railroad 'filial* and the
executive ei mmltlee of the car ropalrera
ox scheduled* for thla afternoon. It I*
Mated that the superintendent* of the re
spective lint* refuted to go Into a Joint
conference and that a number <rf separate
conference# have lw«m arranged, so that
each road can deal with It* own employ**
t'laera of Thoae Ukci Hava
'•one <>■»..
MINNKAPOIJB. May I—The Montana
Central trainmen'* atrtke haa naaumed the
form of a lockout. The parent. Ureat
Northern Company, haa long been pre
paring for It. and haa hired esperlenced
men In the Twin Cltlea and Chicago to
take the atrlkera' place*.
Today the flrat consignment of ality
men waa sent <n a ferial train. With
theae It la hoped to open the rottd to traf
flc. Another train will follow In a few
daya. It aerma unlikely that the company
will yield to tha men'a d-mnnl*.
The Tfrmi on Which tmhllMMlira
Mill lllu«f I hs««Ml* I hMniiri.
hassadors met yesterday and dscbled to re
ply to tha porta'* note of April St regard-
In* the lncrMM of duties. as follow*:
"The embassies not* th# porta'* dei larn
tlon that It does not Intend to Introduce
any unliasera! measure* and will hasten
to Inform their governments of this.
"Tha ambassador* have decided to make
their consent to an Increase conditional on
tha removal of the abuse* of the chemical
analysis, the suppression of warehouse do
ties and the abolition of the stipulation
whereby article* not specified In the tariff*
may be Interdicted, confiscated or de
stroyed. The ambassadors have decided
to make the payment of Indemnities to
foreigners a saparte question and to deal
therewith at a later date."
Secretary l<os« la lafarsed.
WORCESTER, Mass., May J —Tn. Thirl
district Republican congressional r- n»n
tl /II today ela ted M. J. Whlttall, of Web-
Mer, delegate to the na.Uonai eonvti-Uoi..
a gii 1 (at
11 FOffi
Gradually Closing In on the
Retreating Boers.
Fifty Thousand Men Extend
Along the Boer Lines.
The Darchrra Are Driving nil Hanla
of Stnrk %nrfhnar(t, and the Hear
Guard In Stubbornly Hralalln( Ik*
Krttlah Advance, Trflng to Hold
the Army In Cheek, While the
Convoy* Make Their Kaeape—
Jlewa Forbidden From Hlmbcrley,
Whlrh t'reatea Impreaalon That*
Forward Moremeat la Oolig 08.
T/ONIX>N, May 4.—lt Is announced that
the British have captured Hr And fort.
The floors Were Knrprl«i>d.
RRANI>FORT. Nay 8. morning -Brand
fort was captured by a combined mora*
ment of Col. Tucker'* and (Ten. Fole-Cs
raw'* divisions on the rant and center and
Oen. Mutton's mounted Infantry on tha
w#t. The Rrltish surprised tha Hoers.
who retreated hastily, Four thousand of
the enemy moved here yesterday evening
In order to oppose our advance, Col. Tuck
er's artillery had a sharp duel with tha
enemy's gun*, and put two of them out
of nctlon.
A Front off Forty Mile*.
I/)NPO.N, May 4. 4 IK a. m.~Oen. Hroad
wood's cavalry brigade has reached Isa
helfonteln, twenty-eight mllea north of
Tha ha N'Chu. Oen., lan Hamilton la biv
ouacking at Jacohsruhl, fifteen mile* north
of Thaba N'Chu. Oen, Tucker's division
Is ma vin a eastward from Karee siding.
The divisions of Oen. French and Oen.
Rundle are In and near Thaha N'Chu, Thus
I*ord Roberts hat 50,606 men operating clear
of tha railway along a front of forty
miles. Me Is advancing slowly with some
successes, but nothing decisive. Yet, at
all points of concentration the Boers ap
pear In forc.a sufficient to compel tha
Rrltlsh to proceed with caution, Their
wide front In a rugge) country makes turn.
Ing movements off-hand difficult.
Roera Orlvtn* Knnrmoia Herds,
Th# Boer*. Mr. Wlrnlnn Ohurchtll nays,
have enormoua herda of cattl# and floc k*
of aheep gathered In th# aoutheaat. Thaaa
they nre driving northward.
nbaorvera at headquartera In Hloemfott
teln to think that the ltoera era
preparing to evacuate Hrandfort and I.a
dybrand. The Boer* nt 111 holding Thalia
N'Chu dlatrtct nre rnflmated at 4,0n0. Tney
have among their g-ttna a forly-pounder.
One correapondent, writ In* from Bloem
fonleln \Vednr#4»y, at lIMp m„ ea'il
the lirttlah hoped in rut off tha who!#
teaaorablp at Klmberley,
The correapondehta a* Klmberley hava
been forbidden to confeunlcate for aeveral
day*, tha deduction being tha: a forward
movement la under way thera. Tin Itoars
tn Natal art reaCeaa. Two hundred croaa
rd Hutiday river Wedneaday and triad fo
engage tha Brltlih outpoata.
Forty Mile* of Traopa.
Tha Bloemfonteln correspondent of tha
Htandard. telegraphing May 1. «av»
"I hava Just ridden hither from Thaba
N't'hu, al»na tha line of our advance aaat
of Hloemfonteln. Tha diatanc# la fully
forty mllea. and yet almost every point
of concentration I* ront»*ted hy th# #)>#-
Haw the foreea l ine I p.
"Oan. Bundle, with tha Klghtti dlvlalon.
la posted on our right flank, with order*
to guard a strong and boldly outlined
frontal poaltlon In a country *>f a decided
ly difficult nature Thera tha Boer* hava
posted a number of tuna of aupertor
weight and range to our own. However,
they show no disposition to do mora than
keep In touch with u* and to har**a our
"Kurther on the we*t, Oen. Lan Hamil
ton. with hi* dlvlalon of mounted Infan
try. I* pre««ing northward, encountering
only a de»ultory Are The Highland bri
gade frem Val Krantx ha* bean engaged,
while 'ien. Tuckvr, commanding the Elev
enth dlvlalon, ha* move ! rent ward from
Rarer aiding and ha* returned aouth, fol.
lowed by the Boer*.
•'N'rverthele**. the cavalry, owing to tha
greater number* of the enemy, have been
prevented from completing the movement
that wa* Intended to encircle the ftoera on
the march to Brand fort, and the enemy
are now prepared to offer atubhoro oppo
*H,lon on an Intrenched hill to the south
eaat of Kroonatad
"They will probably abandon that posi
tion aa soon aa their atom hsvt barn
movad north of Vat river
Taarker's Utaarr aa Rr*4t*rt,
"U»n Tu< Iter * attempt to advance oi»
fimc. .(ort showed th* enemy In '«(i*ld«r
able strength. Th» colonial cavalry wera
enlaced, and they lost twenty horaea
while under fir* from pompom*. Tha
Ho*rs were, however, driven from their
Hrllllaat Ikarar of • Sanall Parly.
Th* Dally New* ha* the following from
Thaba N'Chd. rtated Wednesday.
"in yesterday * flsi.ku.g movement ('apt.
Towsa and fifty Gordon Highlander* were
surrounded by 2VJ ftoera. who demanded
their surrender, ("apt Towse ordered hi*
men fo fix bayonets and charge With a
wild cheer th* Gordons rushed at th*
enemy *nd swept them away with great
slaughter, ('apt. Towse was almost bilnd
<d In both eyes by the cnemy'i fire, and
throughout behaved mo*t heroically."
Huberts* Official Heporl.
Tie war offl< »■ received the following re
port from Ixird Roberta, uudur dale o{
Bloerofentcin, May 2:
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