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wnat Dose says.... The Great Italian Actress Has Been Iitlerv ieweil in a Tcllinjc Way for Next Sunday's Republic. Tlie Siory of a Wedding. nnTTIj1 DI. uu & i CHARMINGLY 11-lA'i.TRA I LI). Next Sunday's Republic. R 1 1L w JLg JL In l. Mollis, tinr (Vnt. NiyETY-SKCOXD YEAR. ST. LOC1S.MO.. MONDAY. .(ATARY 1, i.MiO. I l ! I K Cutside M. Loin., 'I u On -" v J" ' 0,1 Trains, Three Cents. i-ik Si & a e.a ?ss tv" & H eic Sj-co l .ics a: u ui zr .p r.ra N a sei El iMwm TTTC1 UBLIC UJ w7 .jsL v J PlLialall wmun 31 WW 1E11iJIb V MI m iAsks Britain to Explain the Seizure of German Ship. a 'BERLIN IS AROUSED. The Action Is Described There as "Gross Brit ish Insolence." RIGHTS ASSERTED. 'Sei zu re Un warranted Even if Boer Recruits Were Aboard. !'"! !!. Jr.1 -It Is aimour.i-d that th C rni. h pim-o'fj emiseis. Condor :nl S hTvallw, a!.- row o- the way to I !.--,"a Bay. r no v at TiraiLiv. tt.rlir. in-. Jl.lleg irding tbe elzure by '' Ilnti-h cruuier Moiclcicnne of tb Im-i- rial tn il steamer ISui.desralti of the G-rnian Kast African Unr, a high offlV'.-U ' :) c German Foreign Office, who was In-i-'iifs-cJ iiy tfce correspondent of the As v i.itnl I"rc . says. S P m e met be preserved at present eon- utr.g i';i tual status of tbe negotiations v ! f i imi' b, n begun with Great Britain ) Jt t a- m itter. Appropriate steps have ii !i .. i' of which Germany mti't aw.t r ilt Th matter Is regavde-J by Ger ii . - ' the utmost Importance beeausa . rt, -ly involving the righto of cu- s s " i i.K after-ioon Count Ton BnHow con-r"-rod at Ii c Foreign Office with bia official .n-i .s ana theu reported to the Em or. Cabinet meeting will consider the sds- t is a'.-j affpxtfl In Ookrnmeot circles i .at the UritiRh right of eearcb !s uu--i- '1 ami that In any event British right t, stop p,isnBers. vhthcr their intend ta 1 1 ht for iho Boers or aot. Is strenuous! r 5 : -lputed. 1.3 tho vessel tvMih they were J utx-;t -ras In neutral territory to which tl.ey ) J .ere procetding. naaiely, Delagoa Bay. It 'L iluScrteS that these tights will be lu- J sftteil Uft.n 3 -v - -. . . i.- t.-- ,- ii . :. 1 . ronaemns tlie British ai u-jp la the Bundes. . i " rath seizure, which !s cfcarcterizl as "an 4 '-J Instance of n-o?s Insolenw," :iid .is "cale'i t : lated to Illustrate th uee.l of a powerfU V tJerrnnn navy to render suc-h aetlon on the part of KngLind Jrrpos-'ilile In the future." 4 i Tho National Zeltun; strongly arpiies 4 thnf TTlff-lfiT). hi.fl i rir . . InlfA t.. , t the BuadesraUi and f-xpresse the lop I Itai i, , t Hiie nas n.'t aiJ. i tt-.! a flexible :heor. n - Verardtiis rontriband l.oUul AjizcIkit'k A'Iotv. ine loKal Anz'lger surmises that there must liavc be n a serious Quarrel between tho command-r of tho Bundesratlt and the Maclciennn l-efors the latter ol&cer "over stepped lii- prerogative In carrylns off tho -teanwv." ml txpresFes the hope that Ger n any v... pt-.l'iv eiifoit'e tno release of lh ej..l F.v-i tii ''iehe Z.it an?: eallii the pro- di'i!: rln-actTlstle Knsli--h IniletJC," iiiu aiMs that "the v. hole attitude of the .(iRlish !. in IKIjgoa Kay provvkt-s a gen- ra'l ioti t " It i-. si'-i nt that to-day the German 1 Lit if iii i -.a distributed In 1 Berlin 2U.W0 npi of a troaply-worJel pamphlet. p itiiing OjI t-.c ne J of a strong Geruan 1. 1 . K.iirp .i. tteij-lnform-d authority It is ii-amed ...at prdirrir.ary r.cgolutiins have l'i-r. pom un f',r sin time beti-en Oreat Uritr'in and Cermar-j a lundoti for ex tend'nj; tl-i- "cope of the treaty regarding tl.i I'i.-.u- icie colci.ie.-. but that the As at:.' coliiiii - of Portugal aie nu comprised Hi liV- j:t 'iinn ptopu-ial. T!.e ci-i-rti to-day puhllsbel the al-leh-otl tft ( a tie-- mnril'etl from Kta ptri r Nicv.l.i.'-- aenlnst ti.e ini-rease of naval arni.tnii.m-, mhii h it i- ald he v,:il pro in.ilKatf n the rirt d iy f the Kuasua nrw j ear. The Aorwuei-tz pjLiication repre tents the t'sr a& conventn? another lnter nation i unferenee to consider this par ticular m'- i.'.n. The general public appears to have .f'-epted the m.unfevto as Knuine, hut In diplomatic circles It Is looked at dif ferently . It Is l-arred th.it the vvjnrwrtz meant the v.ii lc thins a a a hnai. ar.d as an ironical reva 'man i fur the !oveniment. t Miit i:v.o si '.niitir. txmdon. Dec. 31 - A dNpatch to the Daily Mail from Lorenzo Maruuez, dated Decem ber Z, s.ij-: The Transvial age',;-! ! have Dousnt " p ail ill' a KliThry h.iv Wkent for shii Ki jinan b'eam' . II til' available milk, t-ur r and eollee. manatn-U to e large orders hipmem here by French and 5er- mnn b'eanv rs. l'rlie have aiivanc"a vn.r cent in consequence, o'.J the stocks ate eiy s-hirt. SotnethirK like a famine H threatened, as the British Government Is Hopping all go'.as oi."-I?nel here trim oast port.-. a! rsemlvrs of the Volksraad mM iji'leiery daj, doubiU?? t give furtlt J i "Purtugal 1 doing lier best to neutrality, but foreign opinion ti h'JjIarqucz Is generally in favor of eiery daj. uoubtUs t give further orders. to maintain tn Lorenzo the Poers. jf "Herr Pott l losing Lloyd agencies and -J the ho aRenei-s for the I'.ucknail steamship ' lines in consequence oi inc yotiiuii c l.tl.MJO.N'S VIIIW. London. Jan. 1. The morning papers are Inclined to refrain from commenting upon the Bundetrath incident, pending further information. Tho Daily Chronicle says. "The Incident Tras i iifortunate. but the Germans may await the result of the in quiry with confidence in our fairness." The Standard says: "We feci F..re that Germany whl recof nize the unimpeachable val tity of our pe tition. sluill eiforee such claims as v possess vi'h cery di -ire to cuse the leaa possible lti onenlrnc to the trade amoni friendly ?t ites, but at th. same time we rhal' act -with a firm determination to as tert our riglus as a lK'Htgerent Power." NEWS FR07i"lV!AFElCiWG. Kuglifh W;ir Ofilco Snitl 1o I Jo Keeping It yem-r. sri:ciAL nv c.BLii. jindon. Dee. 31. (Cop right. Us. ov V. Jt. IIoari - l'h' ie 's 2" it i in i lei that serloui t. " irum jlar ' i " readied th War Ullii e. Th oih-iais. 1. vv over. refusa to (JiIose t!ie contents of tho dispatch, -nhicb. it is u:iJ'.rsi.ood, refcrj to o- O o - . jh .TI " ' - I ii l.j In li 1 ,, ( c ,' 'i i' :. nun vi v, i;Tn.a" J.rtiTll- m-nt in Mining ti a to l!"ls I' ..ui : ii. vi- a. id d.uijwu Ph- tv a slitia'lun j!r' id rtlti"' lermuay has nkd O"1 1Ir,,',,n to pUln th- s. liure el a J,'rn'an stfamer on the hl?h sa- ua lsuelow M-it J flu? roIP " lice In KTlin vrtPr !ar. wbtc a "i :. r-n. e w.i h-M Ho lbf3 repot'"1 t!.t- tn:ilt in l'Tntioi.ir irflUam. Ii u imin.f-.ii- fnaiaon"1! that I :. ii.niv will b fciiett ptimto?lhe Jl i. -villi tjie n t. dl-piteSfi w Ens" . la:,.l. 3r the Impfrni 1 lvLigua Hay. The cumn. ir.J.-r cf tt? Krltls trar--hil o! 'm.M th i- tlifK were rerults a(i'aij r.r t! Hi .-is j- t -inn u'-if-w in i.i'" 1 that t!'.- Hir : - it i.j 2.' .flitnaltrr wniui" :. r w.re 0"n: in sk.p. IB tral in: Th li-ilt pr --i (f I.. I iu it-t L.irp: n i practical' ie selnre B0$"- the Kiei.t '-o-tie -nl In tl-e r.o-s e i io navo inni-K-d :i i'r .u1? lJ" o'i i:an Powell's garrijn. h.l!!: three oflfeer. siiti - . Edward Cieil. se-i vf t iiury. ana t'aei.j..-h V tne Duke of r..r;I.n..l. Tle War 0.!i-r-s rcti posa of avoiding a i shoe'.: to Sth.burv- rn' Lord Roberts tJ.ns I c: death. Since the leaf t y j 1-3 sun. In"a.'i r,'v tioundlr? I-1 Marnuu of Si' ur.K. a broihit -t.-! :or t'i rr- rtltloa of such was tr-J ca'9 wul' icarr-d cf Lis r. Trife fie rretal'i't ii.&:th has ben c.iuInrir crave roawra. Mi- ta.;y letirerneni from U'he CaWnet Im '." n diseuxted. but It Is understood he cr.I- ! -U.'i,s office because of '"-be popular btlif 1: h!j personal nblllty tijo pull tfca iicilre through its present cr'ti Is. Should tl ii ous neirs regard, i.g h j, s ?in be conhrni d it trill undcubteujy eoitrplioate rnatter-i. IJumor na:n s Detor'j'ilre a., bis succes or as a comprom'se b.'twlia tla rial clai::n of Balfour and liaiuJfL'erlaIn. littt Devon shire nhio has neu" tc alles at the fror.'. In fact. Chamberl un "is the cnly Catrft.-t Minister who ha? n..-. While waiting for lie in 3 of the next ha' tie the nearspape- hunt I'l jr a scapufcat pro ceeds merrily. Tiov ft critics dlv!3 the.r abu'e betoc liKk.V-Ueach and Lans- dovrne. ecu for I: i i .- i'v t"r. Uiq'.g both; tbs forra.T . . iJJ the latter Ur his '"" " ',' "--i s ' cjL .j Should Salisbury r trjre It trocld let to ,-e a flood - ah-.--- o-. till?- Cabinet asatrtv.'e which the j.ev. . ff atSathcr disaster vou'd ftstty rum n r , ,-i j aute poUtlcalcri- s. Europe has apt a'.ji the i-qixniEiiy t the Brllh t.ubh in . i the face of .IrrrS. i'w, ul in mi:i o sif tn1 :le- mm ..yii th street is jn- 'l ' elk'.., i' .-,:tvfor the l it I'll '. ,-i b-,1 jifsrs glufvrl. . tiriT.ent it IHiSH FOR THiiE TRANSVAAL i Clan ua-Ua.'I 3fi-ri Drill Ibilv m New .-Voik. ItEpr-BlJC SP- -i.i 1: New York, Dee. Il-Tl-e storv ij teUve' this time by wav nf I-rjt,,,, that a ren.-ni movement against C , -ada i In eonifn: .la tion. It Is state l i"3it large 'piantiues of dnaraite. ltd.Ilt.. rra'ies. carlrJ.Jstf. 'et, hive been store.l on fie fanadten fctrrter' ai'd that at a gi.n si;!u! the Doslalon is to be invaded 1 i jh jjijiv of m.",'tt vuh- Just her- -1. Infladfr- tbtalaej tV'r supply of lyddite '-1 dt evpired Uit-i. " thing Is posIL! i'. Hf' vWn, B tis defeat' o General Pat . .1.1, for ,. a,) proves anl d.tMv.y ilWl.e nuaes ii 've been dIeovrrd n i Baek Hay JT !nU.'!"'i "'I " ' t a:dIa"i CO- a" m lslU'l. i. ,-;. i.r, l,J ,. real puaouse .. --- . Mfvsr toe -ji.i.1.! M.-ai rare. Iiam twitch is t.. pro toe r , -ler-d-nt Krurti.R of the 'l.u,-11a--,.f are at it. pT rs time In Squill Atr reyent Cl I'-T-aririr t0 riccixo B tl e rdr Wa t, d ail the mitiit- ti there. A perfi'i ' ii. r . ... , . with the that sev. "-n rj i. ral,h,.-a.i i;,';'.:,;" s t.iuntix t . ,KiIt .. nl' ' n.irr i . ... r it. sa!11t f.ieat luer . i. r , i Juuber! from this Britain ui The Irish Voiunt i,". an'I'lUryoista.i-a. tion compost of n ably will furnish t! erutts. The u lute. this city, under th Thomas V. Lineti. i Sixty-ninth Iteglnii-: Spanish War. " i'm- r 'Tt reEimen. rT!iir,.,"nUdsd" dlreetion .f n . Eirmr.1, aiiaVr:: ' . -, . ill (lie -'", , "-"'! in the i- r. -h uii that he knew not i YitaninvMo,, - l"-W innada. LSc5o:i thFt (liH'tlM the j-.j.', .IT 't car, the It is thougM til.it ;jnfL.. t'-'xtlonfora. v.fion of f.ii ii! i l!e purpose. 1-r-t t fur sending r-1 ri.'ts serv- f. .1 . Ct j- la. cl.'.r" "" " in .t- . .- and also lo :i t'i'lonial ttfK'i war. i n i.uh.. -.".-"' A'rl,'a tn - ui mn.uiiaii 1 t e c.-... ct:- ,.i i i.e DESIGNATED J JIISjSUCCESSOR l'p" Leo Aain .,1 C .'j ' ialllllill 4 : . . Home. Di IL-1 , . , " Pope, after tho r. J ., l Ut tI'" the holy door at St jUcr,. "r 0J ' 'ng dreawd his intimatt f cnto-'rar"1160- "d" "I 'hank tho on ic t. prnv" "e an'J suit in5 me the ga, e o; j . .JZT. Uv Rr ,nt" this gieot function, t ..i . . CeI' bra- v.ih ft. censor grandeur : ereater glory of 2?J ay --- J''s r!sa. the "My Fui'ces.sor J.?'1 'ht a. ,..M. pared with my ow u f c ue .1, i ... v to see many gloria I . l ui nave fnie a r ,f chun-h." ltcr I...) e, pWy a-id the - dt lsna:J Car Hi" 1 .ir.uaiuo .Maui Uo- I'-i. 1're' ',' ""... gregat'.on of Irdiiigt -'a anu p as his suci.-'-.i! tnous Ger.oa n.onk, and mni1ei .- i,w 'UZII- ti- he has alwajs In o4' ,lbout , Weat pi 'tv . t- or .' ,an a-sr. tic. mid despite til" Iil iiiurcii. ne aiwjs hard i.iattres.-. ."Psina.;? :t m ar ' anc! lIuntilKiii-llriMiJ 3ahs for De.' cml er,L Sl SI,..- .. ilSS.tinT ";"al wn Ti lales for Decemb, ri 1 "" w uie is. ;,::: ci cv.o; , " l4 Gam . J S.i. s f r i. ri fc.lis . r ,s s k lain r:i tho year, tur lurlr.o;s jtat Tl. iC.S 73 71 tl 'k. ..60 ij 1 'SicValoi?, Th.- v- ! t ktn ww tbe imp"-"1 1 k mill ;tJUH-r r.undesia. th Jlrltish j . c-ulser Maglri.-nne maiUK tte ste- j 0 ui.. M !i L.k pUc la Ki!Ha :r- iawr i. rTrtv- -Trniuu - T Viv - 1M l ) - c ? t ' J a .js's - i-:: . .fer"4vfe; - v , IJVu..-rW xgfflw . y c r j, SWrflrCVyj V i 0 ' l' I '. - A i jTrinjuvmmL 1 aef Ji v ' i t -.. .4v'LT.u V":? : ' t& EXPLOSIVE BOMBS FOUND AT MANILA, Anus :i:itl Ammuniiioii ANo Stoi J iu a llotiso Setiiolifl li' I'olio. PLOT DISGOVEREU IN TIME. Ai'ieti'-au Advanre itt Cavil. l'toviiie Is Uspwtfcd Shortly Thonsnnil Insurgents In- trenclieu at Coltimbii. Minila, Dec. 21. 1 p. ni J-ur erploslve bombs, a lew firearms and Sw rounds of ammunition, w-re discovered in a house in the center of Manila this morning, while tho police were seeking llecarte, the Insur gent leader, who. it was said, had ome to Afainla, In the hope of effecting an under-stundlr-s with the American troops. It developed that th plot, lneliiding the fn.ditig of bembs, was uneartlted by tlie good detective vork of the Americans. The bombs Mere to be thrown from the escalto highest buildings) by the Insurgents. Popilliiee Prepared. The pupttlace. it Is thought, bad been prepared for the attempt bv a rumor cir . iijattd widely among the natives yesterday that Aguinaldo was tn Manila and would pi-rsonally le.-d the outbreak. The Ameri can authorities, having b-jn advised of what bjs brewiug, prepared fur all c-ontin-gen-le Cm tain Morrison says that he does not believe tl-at an actual uprising nill ver occur, tss the natives lack th resolution tj take the first steps in such a movement. An American advance In Cavlte Provlnee. couth rf Manila, is expected shortly. Bell able reports from native sources show that tbera are upward of 2.090 organized Insur gents under amis within a milf of Irnus. They are strenghtenlng their lntrenchments and poi-s"S artillery. At Novaleta. the ITIIpIno ii.trenrhtnents lime bis-n much strengthened. A thousand of the enemy are In that vieinitj, and thero are teJ at San Kranclsco de Malabon. Vrom twelve to 300 garrison all tbe towr.a in tho southern part of Cavlte Province, and the same may be said of the towns In Bata gan Province. The Province ui North Camarlr.es and Sonth Camarins hold quantities of hemp. hlch the people cannot market. As a con tequence the population in that part of Luzon Is sultering from lack of food. ISIee now costs four times in normal price. Iiiiircits itt Ciiluiiilui. j: is estimated that 1.00) insurgents ara Intrenched at G.damba. Iteports liae been received that :.& insurgects, an. massed at Mount Ayraat, having strong posses, sion-- and narrow trails, and that they are prepared to r II boulders down upon the advancing troops. Life along tlie coasts or the Pti.tinces of t'agan and North ar.'l South Bo Ho Is resuming normal conditions. The American troops occupy the. important towns and patrol the country roads. The natives implore the Americans to continuo occupation, to establish a settled govern ment ar.d to terminate the uncertainty, tho abi se and confiscations .hat have chararter ized the rule of the Tagalo insurgents dur ing the last eighteen months. Vast amounts of otbacco, estimated to bo ,vu-th r-.t'.0.,-',. are ready fir -shipment to viarol:i. "he cpeiB me jiorts or Dagu- San IVmandlo, Vigan, Iaongan and p.in. . .- MLn-nnt Will Trfre.lt .l.a ..... .. warn w,"."-' ... ..-j .lauiuj.- tion of traoe. bringing relief to communities greatly In need of foodstuffs. Many ves-ds have already cleared Trom Manila for these '"j, nmlng Sijni-!i pr.-oneis declare that Aguinaldo 1ms order. ,1 the release of all c itiiards r. w in possrIcn of tlie insur ;'', The motint.tin jxuscs of Catgayan nrd i'io two 1' ' I'rovinecs are still g..a;ded la !0 t0Jie of catcolus tho Injuj- ymiils. '-'.'wa? at . 'i 7 - !la? A I F I ' ; la1',) - 1 i- si V X -r 1 " "'', z vj. -h r v k 'r-sSXs, . - i ii ,.,i if, , it ' y ,,fOT- - 1 -V-; -H 1 i M -Mrv ' ; al(Sfl ' n . .- ' """ ' ierssr V .-O- .n.(;o.OK:-uii: ii' vi: only ihi i.u LEADING TOPICS IN- tg-oay'S REPUBuai iltssiiii-l l-'nirt emu ill tied eolil Mnmlilj mid Hiesil.-is, Irrsli nesl to iturt lore st Tiitlils Illlliotn.Iutr Ii' to Hint 'fill's !:.f jirec.-ded J,.i uity XoikIii.i imirnlii In ikii theiist ,.rtliii eon Mm., ,1 cnlit: freti v(Hf t mirttiVf-C"t rvlnds. Arl.Hlisns 1 nlr; 'ontiiiiH.it colit ll.imlu s tiinl Tue. Uj ; "n csIitIj mIiiiI... Pafte. 1. Jeni ii Pr-n'ptiv Que-tiotis I!nglan,I. IXTlole Itonire Pcird n Mar 11.,. I,i,l Kl'i hener's Sensational Talk. Uuller'5 Plans Going Wrong I Sulzer's KKsi'.ient Appeal for Itoer. Itridegroon. Ulect Arrested. Made a. Rope of Hod Linen. 1. About tlie Big Fight To-Nlsbt. McCoy's CIt- e rness Gives Him a Shade. Among the h-wlers. elite Club Show. 5. i:mlnent Men Iiscus This Congiess. Trunk lanes Have Goad Resolutions. In Honor ot Dwight 21ood. Iresld.nt Dias Invited. ISjlire Sergeant Arrested. Newspaper Man's Death Frozen to Death. S. Kdltorlil. The Stage. Standard Oil's Banfeing Sjr-trm. In Memoty cf WaxiiBgton. rranco-Ainerictin Treaty. Dewey to Vi.it Savannah. 9. I'.dian Territory Cattto Leases. Farewell to Lmployen I'oultry Show To-Day. Harry iipp uead. Twentieth . -.tury Is a Year .,n. Conductor Bell Shot by a Negio. 11. Weekly Lead and Zir.c lteport. Itivcr News. Against Bucket Shops. fpeculator Tell Dead. Overdue Vessels Arrive. Ii Mo ernent of Grain. The Cotton Market!.. Year'n Lead and Zinc Record la Mis souri. 13. Sermons and Services at the Churches. Business Activity I'nprtecdente i. Vanderbilt Interests. Ohio Legislature. Failures tn rive Tears. Governor's Iteceptlon. lobbying at Jack.son. Stella Jocelyn's Identity. II. Didn't Shut Off Klectrle Llgh'-- Fncultivated Kind tn New Poi-ieiuns. Mls Weaer's Suidde. Coniproinlro Kffected. Doctor P'trves Accepts. Coldest Day of the Vear. National Kisleddrod. Captain c. V. Thomas. Prizes for Fiddlers. gent General 'linlo. vho is still a fugitive. It Is at-serteil fiat Lieutenant :iimote Is In. Tinlo's custodj. 1 ATE GAME COCKS. Hiitiiitli'il (Janiltlois $. ,()()(' Worth of ( OliHUIIlt; 'Iiii'heiis. Itlll'CUlJC SPHi'l L. Knosville, Tenn., Dec. 21. Forty gamblers with 10) chickens left by luat Chrstnias Day for an isolated spot ten mites below Knowiile. Thu boat got stud, before reaching its destination, so 'he tights were held on board. But when a three days' food supply was exhausted tfye men grew desperate. No one would ttenturo to swim through floating ice to Ian, and about JIW worth ot chickens were ihlied to provent starva. tion. No noise made coVld arouse tho Inhabi tants of the ncareNt farmhouse, a mite away. To-da; a hunter pjjsslng near the biat. was Induced to seek lassi'Mnce. a'ij the men v-ero rescued. Tlijej' reachea tho city by hacks to-ntht. i a V J a - r..'V . J. i " '; ( - ' , -viVL W A X . . X ' '.'. ' si 1 -V '5-2 .7, y - ;i:r t-:i i 7 t .S y ' - J y -UJ y 'i zMm . i v k N ; . s"i.. .vf Kn "'- . ' -"VM : t I hS7 - 3!L0R0 KITCHENER'S SENSATIONAL TALK. J,.M,.(1 'i'il.ll HoSjlitl lllf Wlll" Smith !i';iii Aft.-ir ,;t ;i. ill BOER FORCE UNDERESTIMATED. Uplines Ofiirers nnd yu-n Were SiKTiikt'iI for Stock Kxrluingp Speculators Expects to Sub due Transvaal in a Year. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Birlin. Dec. 1 (Copyrigl.t. ISM, by W. il. Hearst.) The Ieipxtcger Neneste N.i, hrh !i tcn published a sensational Interview given by I,ord Kitchener to Ioto- Knit! N.iubert, I-rior to Ms departure for South Africa- "Yon ak me." the Sirdar i" reported to have said, "what will happen after my ar rival at the Cape. Well. In the first pla. e. it will be our task to concentrate the sput tered forces as much as posslh'. . Abnvn all. il will be necessary to relive Methnn, for whom I .-ntertain tlie utmost respect. Tlis march dose up to Kimtw rley as a. performance which would have earned uni versal admiratroti had it only been crotiued with succesi but te General who fails in variably is a blunderer in tho ejs tf the v.orid. "Almost without ec,.pt:.jn wir lnie.-aN are capable, exiierienctd officers, and not they but the wriltis of the Jingo i.reMi ot tlreat Kittiin. ar- lesponsible for cur do feats. These jieople, headed by ceitain Min isters, depicted the war in South Afrii a. as a military promenade, and they v.e:lnle)i stoned hra'.e Sir William Butler wh, n he referrel tu the gravity of the situation, admonished them to moderate their foolish shouting. They brought our brave Get" -rals into confusion and brought to death our heroic eiHcers and troops, wlu v;re com pelled to achieve forced successes for tl: sake of a clique of Stocl; Kxehanse specu lators. "Troops have been hurl-'d at Afri'a with out an) but the barest preparation for har monious eo-uperation and victualing. "It was supposed we had to deal with savag- whereas we are confronted ly a terrible opponent, having a jierfect t. Iiltir organlr.it ion. supervised by Prusslins. it Is ridiculous to Imagine that the I ,'.lo of lMidon could know nothing of t.ie arma ment of the Tran.sva.il. They simplv inf lected to read the miorts sent from the Cai. It is the sum" sp-ctacJe vvhi, !i pre-ccd,-d tho fall of Khartoum. Th'n. as now, there was a failure to .ippre ate tho strength of the enemy, and a "-lf-d.veptl.n that lasted until Gordon had len 1 died and the black flag of tho Prophet was float ing over the ramparts of Khartoum. "I am confident, however," "Jet it is not too late to mend matters in South Africa. 'When the cone, n; ration of troops his Jjen rffeitiil my r.iam t.i'l; trill ronlt. first, in aeeustoming the men to a reCc tivc. cautious mi.iinr ard fighting. In this wav alone will we possibly achieve "Uc ce.ses against a fis to mobile. "The Tr.msvjiil must W cruhe I ly en circling It with un iron band. "I do not believe the i:pub'.i(-s will b subdued within a year. This lsj in- view of the task aw tiling me, and I cannot ex. cute it in I-s time It Is true that the sltua tio.i might undergo a change, and pressing lejiltleal re-sons may, at a lafr period, render it essential for us to indict a rapid series of blows for the purpoje. of creating; :i basis ,of negotiations that had become necessary. A- to thl, I can form no judg ment. I am rot a politician, but a s-ol-diei. I ha.e to !.xccute my orders and, as a soldi, r. I can only ay it Is possible now Tor Great Biltai-i to overcome the ltepuh IIi'S, and, though her progress may lie slow, and a year may lie necessaty for Its com pletion. t, at tile end of that time, wo diouid be in i position to dictate- our own t, rms of ) ace. The whole afair m South Africa h s been bimglfvi. If it had Ikvh propeily le- g- -l wr mlt,.it have tramiuilizcil South Ar-r:.-a with hat' ihe present e'iend!tiirn of t.n mo-icy a. 1 blood Now v.u t.ei.d U- ( f.i men, and u, wiiole year." Two Important Move ments Seem to Have 3Iet Disaster. GATACRE TOO WEAK. Advanced From Dord recht, but Found Boers in Force. V: RG II ERS' CA N NO.W Shell Dropped in Lady smith Kills or Wounds Seven Officers, RLTvI.EIGII'S NEWS. Famous Correspondent Says Uuller Will Win Next Time. S; -.1 ittid I s' le t Th- It. plibl. . Xen V..'k 11-tj! t iJ.,i. TclvsiaHi- lttputl.-ciiun l'.- Freie Camp, Dec. 51. tCopyright, 1599, by James Gurdofl Bennett.) An intemled night i'um'jardment of the ik'er lutes at Colen-o iniacarried Saturday night. 'i'horr.ycroffs Horse of mounted Infantry advanced toward the TugeU P.lver. ""'ae ltoers discovered them, as it was Intended they s-hould. by turning their tear.Jihght on the iii-n, and opened a heavy Mauser tire. T! e Boer iiosi'Jon had b-en uncovered, j p'an.ied. but car naval guns, vvhlth were t liavo seized the opportunity to c annn oii tfe encinv's trench-, did not Hf. It is -tated that they waited to ear the Boer nui-ketry. bu: that it was lnauli,k f!v n.iits away o:i tbia wet and stormy n'ght, with tlie ni'id blowing from toe wrong ..1 r. . tion. So. after undergoing mti h discMnf, rt ami iIour.deriKg about In the mud and water, - ..- tiowtrt reiuxned to Ciileveley. . --u.ne fate beftil a recormulter ;. 17 f'-ie s-'.r in the tllr-, tlou of Meanf HUngwana. The sijuadrons. composed of v.jjun.eei.', after much difficulty, lorn led the fiir.-e of Boers, who are row isolated south of tlie Tugrls, P.lver in the mountain ranges. Trre arc evidences of censorship at this point in the dispatch, as it is not -rated what the result of the tnec-tlng was. Thai digester befell the Biltl'h volunteers, how ever. Ls apjiarent from the su'-eemllng par agraph ) IJyng ; South African IJcht Horse; with two guns, proceeded to their a--istanc. but were unable. In tho darkness, to And their way or to cffei t a junction for at tack. Men and hones stii:nl4e.l and tell Into water tioles. They were out all night. got drenched and returned to camp this morning. Firing continues at IcdjMiilth and. also, now at Chleveley. Uuller. with Hart's and Lyttlefon's bri gades, is at Frcre. The Tticeia is still hi'gli On Friday night 1.7-incli naval guns de cidedly worried the Boers, ainl tv.o ro'.mds of lyddite, tired at a o'clock Saturday morn ing, caused them to tove shelter. The Boers tolled away, however, all of S.it'ird.iv. making redoubts and trench.--". Thev- have greatly stiengthened their works. Tho place Is now honeycombed with trenches. Thw Boer gun'2 are splendid ly protected and screened. Evidently, the trenches, and works are connected at their pcitits of exit with dor.gas. along which the Boers p.s ur.olerveil to thir Ma li. ,ns Kiaals, doiiu.is an,! trenches have alt re ceived a certain share of attention from the sailors' guns, which alor-e have tired since Dcc-mber la. To-day while ve vvero iiring', the enemy wero engaged from their works facing Co lenso, practicing in getting ranges and ap parently using cannon and Maucrs. The natives stato that tho enemy have mounted the ten capture d field guns against t:s. T!t. l!oer tie the heliograph. They vvati'h and warn their men to take cover when our big guni are ready to lire. It ls stated that the Itoer bridge be'.ow Mount Hlangwana has lieen w.ishej anaj. learintf some of the Boers Isolated on this side. Thirty-one Boer wagcus weie seen yes- tenlay at the junction of tho Little and Itig Tugela. river-, and it was this force against which a force of volunteers was Mill l;st night IIOllDlII'.CIt'l' AMI I. m smith. lAiiduii, Dec. 31. The following .''rilograph message lws lieen recelveil by v.av of Wee nan from Ladyaiullh. dated Wcdnisdaj, lecember Zl: "Th Boers are actively tsimhardlng the town, one t-h.-ll truk the Devonshire mesi tent, killing Captain Dulzpl and wounding scen Lieutenant' Dent. Twisa, TringHam, Cjffyn, Byrne, Scafe and Kane." A lnt-r dispatch from ladysmith. by waj o Wcenan. date.1 Fii'hiy. December SJ. syr: "All v.eil. The P.oers liave been firing plugged shells containing plum pudding and the compliments of the season. They aro still fortifying their positions, and are evi dently determined to make a firm stat.d." The ar Office publishes the following dhpali h, ,lat-d yesterday, from the general oflicer commanding at Capo Town: "Methuen's position Is unchange,. French reports that the Boers, hearing their com munications would he cut by our cavalry. have retlted. Hear unodlclaUy frtra Stcrk strom that another reconnolssance several miles north of Dordrecht engaged superior forces and wa.s obliged to retire." "loiter Montmorency, on December 30, rnctt superior force using artillery; operated to rear of Boers. In course of the dny ho was compelled to withdraw to Dordrecht in good order, assisted by sixty men sent from Dordrecht, before which wo aro In jiosi'Ion - Continued on I'ngo It, Bv'vOvI - v i'.jI show t . ;, i -l ; .. , - i a-e gj- i , w 4 Two e.t lit', l d'-j jt- i' -1 in ttie s i 'ah; against ii- ifc.-r- have tailed s ami one seems to have met itli ?e- rn rio.is disaster, from which re-, nf.-r. e- s C m.-i.ts failed to siiecor tle:n. s V The illsjKii'ii also tr.iliiatr tint ("!'e-etey Is now besieged l.y fie . ISners. i Selition bt rife In Cape Colon v. s s N"inet -Jive per c-nt of the mat pop- s lUUuii i.f the Vrvbmg ll:ri-- Iij O joli-ed the Boers s o tii'Aiiit.ti, w tit m: s ',neral Cataire ma.le a rCeuiinob- if s inte fri,m Dordtec ht in Cape GIonv 4 t I n emsuBterlng the Itoers In force vv., rompeuVd to retreat to his pia, e s $ i: -tarting. Ttie War OBli'e's advl.es l.rii.g no f i'i-tails f tiie British losses. s A hrilngrupb m-s-ai;e from Lal- i smith nays that a Hoer shell diopi.xl s s in the oiDeers mes of the Devoi - s - shires, killing or wounding r-vcn s ofle . rs. s if Bennett BurhUh. the dlstiugui-Icd "C'rrepi.ncU:it. now with General Bulicr'a army at Frere. Nata! pre- s diets that Uuller vilt re,le-Hi himself - in his next engagement, v. huh. be s s- savs. vrill L- one of the fieri i-f of tl.e war. ? if t Mthuen rr-i'rts fr-tn s O Modiler 1'iver that ll-tre has be-:i no i'snife in triM sit'.atlon th-re s t'"iisrr"iiijn StiUer d New York s . .,.1 irced ,t notable gutherl'.g at fie O N, n ork A'ann... of -Mui in be- hair of tl.e H.,er.. cj. 2t0v)vtl Situation summarized. Strange News From La'dy sinith General Resump tion of Hostilities. SPECIAL BV Vltl.ll l.i ial"i . il'jii'U;, Jan. 1-Tne new year oi:ts with a general reurnptimi of ho tthttes in South Africa. Disquieting rm t at hand this morning from Mafekti g. from 1-idv smith and front the; Trgtl.i Hi er. although It Is tw tarly yet to ar.al.ze the intrlli-em e from the-e l.jiHt IYom Pretoria eomes lie nev. of an -sui-cessful effort h the Mafeklng girtisi'i under Colonel Baden-Powell, tn ipti.r t e Beer cannon.whlc-h. If it h td been a- H-v-1 I. might have nded itie "lege. The Btltt'h, It Is stated, were . c. .. 11 ,1 to i-.-tlr tt;h a loss of olle-filll. .. tne 1- j yr-0lV- V, i..tj Bjr f.an. anet po.tli.tl ad it espi.ire.1 'I .li-i.e.t B,n!en-P.nv-ell wouU lm- had the h-ue in his ovv.-i hands, but if. a repotted, h- iias failed. I:-h.i- inourred a nna lo.s -n.' hi., position is frroponloiiaT-!y H-ikeii,t ati.l. 1m com, s more tlun ever dependent upon th- , liar. ? f relief hi Ciil-jn.-l plumber s column in the Perth. Straoge news fr un !,d. smith .its,, eomes f.'ont Hoer s or. .., -.,, ihe -n t thai ; s er.il White Is ili t, vying h.s h-avv .ai.n.'K prior to a final .-..rtle. This neas may or may nut be n .e. It i given for what it Is -Vi-.rth. T-iie Boers apparently are awae of th struggle lmi'euding. as niaj be judged from the movements wltts h they have recent!, mado in BnHtr's neighlorhood at thoTug-la 1 liver. There was a str r. t-oition upon the left of the British caaip. mu-Ii of the Tugel.i. which is now aipr.!itly almn.Ioneil. In an effort to iapture ibis sfaggllng force of Boers the- British se.-m to liave ereourtere I ll.'Il, ullie-.. if nt dl-aiter. It must be remembered that the Boers ate adepts at concealing the preel-e posltl-.i of their Intienehneiif. and a good !ei.t cf this shifting and changing may purpose'y be deritiiicd t.. nil-lead Butler and lead io another dNas-er -uh a? befell the Illgii landers at Mai,ersti.'itiii. The c:tt!e-al mo ment has no undoubtedly arrlvd on which the turther rortunes of the Natal campalg-t largely dti-end. General Gatacre's movement toward t nest has resulted no! mly In the occupa tl. n of IXinlreeht ar.d tlie .-eoi-jning of the Ir.dvve llailw.iv. but in the upi-ortunity cf Mrihttig tl.e Boer ,..sitlon lit Stormberg. It is isjssib'.e that the report of heavy flrlrsr In this dircttiei may Indicate th.it fomu such movement ha- alreadv commenced A humorous r.iae of the war is reported from lolvsijiitli . iiaer -Utc or Friday, in the statement thu.; tne Boers fired plugged s-liell". containing I lutn pudding and tho compliments of the reason Into the besieged tens. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY. Secretary (.iag'- Designates His Clik-.if'u National IJaiik. Itni'l'PMC FPKCIAU Chicago, ill., Dec 31 Secretary Gage ha trade hU Chicago bank, tb- First National, a Government depository, ac.-ordlng to his new M'tit-iiie of bestowing farots. Ifcrcto r.'re the defm-dlori. s have been tho North western. Fort Dearborn and National Bank of the itipllbll' . In naming tl.e bank from which he retired from the presldem v to take hi present position, and in which bank he still owns sic, k. h- has al-o named the Union and Metropolitan National banks The new order requires all of the deposits from the post office and revenue officers to be hrst turned into th- Northwestern, and from th-re. It is t.ndr-uid, the funds will lie distributed among tho other riv-a banks. Bankers admit that while the hand ling of tho Government dep.isits ls burden some, there is good profit to bo rmedc In handling' them excluaivelv. Under tho new arrangement, this is to be dona by the Northwestern uiiii-r an arrJnsement with the other banks. One result of the new order wll! ho to keep ti.e mnnev In circulation In Chicago. The de-.oslts here range from $.".0i to taX. 9tw a tlav. The sorlhwes'terti has been im llllxl that from time to tlmo It would re ceive orders where the lands so fathered ire to b,' sent, and that for a time a larg-. "diaro of the, fands would lie ordered placc-l in the new Government depositories. By onrtnirg dipo-H to the three new banks. tl-- old svst-n of current deposits in differ ent banks will, it Is declared, be greatly slniit'iKI It was claimed iy one bank official yes terday that assiirame had been received trom Washington thit the banks becomirg Government .lepositones would be assured of full deposits under existing conditions It the Treasury Department. PINGREE'S NEW LEAF. .Midiigan's (Jovenior Jlay Uolt the KepiiMican Tarty. BKITBLIC .Sl'U'.'lAL letro!t. Dec. at.-Governor Hazcn S. Pin grco will begin the new year, it is posi tively stated hore, by bolting the Republic an party. The report that this 13 his resolve is widespread, and based oa the fact that he h.19 opposed tlie party In the State legl-s-latlon and that ho la openly In favor ui iemocraUc pol.clt.s.