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T1IC PPPR T.!P THE SUNDAY REPUBL! THE PAPHR THAT PRINTS t!;M:al?- THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC. IXl Hi C. XTxr-si-:roxi yeae. ST. LOUIS, MO.. TUESDAY. .JANUARY !, IMIH). Jt-f- ,---.-. f"1 ' I.onls, Onp Cent. -ti-LV Ij i. !T.ill-s. I'iret- Cents. KMSBT IF! 5 BfSh rfV IS CITIZENS sa iFF Li rj-ttf W,-1 & IIW & K-tft SS-S ftf LS M 3V3 ft mi a L'l iCV, W r-.jnV EJ" Ta fit I,, j 0 pi la Easy ri5i 8-. fcl si . Pa ai E3 Ss ei 5Z3 tr &i CAi &3 -ol ir ' J lj J2w -s fiTf LOUIS if i ITS If be a 1 LOU & i V3v 53 11 iLEb g&tfa &g a O ! pi-0-.-0Os0iJ It l. VI! M.U" o Mass Electing Galled for Thursday to Discuss the Lighting Situatior'-" House of Delegates Yesterday Ignored the Ques tion Altogether No Hope for Dynamos and Wiring 1311 1 Recently Introduced. ilGIITl'.fi SI'irVTION The real estate men of the tltv. realisms :ke serious.. of the lighting rltua tlon. have talitd a public meetir-g oi tax-pacor.s at the Keil F.stato Fx h-tnie Thurs day to se if some aar nmnut be deviy-d to cnmpil tin Mum ipal Assembly to do Its pliin iutv M iloolm M.tboth. presid, nt of the, exch mg. Ucckwys that If le;u" method-, are aot sufficient to bring the Asseinl" tt terms then recourse must Ik- hai to other methods to compel them to provide th city- with lights, one of the real estate men Is quoted as saving tbat he would attend the meeting with n rope The liunicipd Assembly has dore absolutely nothing to relieve the sltuit'cn. The lighting situation has been ignored. The only action taken vestcrdaj on the lighting matte- .is the announcement by Chairman Hattmai n ..f the Ws i 'd Cleans Committee that no report coukl be made on the two bills providing for di. arnos and wirings in the various city Institutions with plants at the Ii '.me .sjlu-n and the new Otv Hall. He stited that the Comptroller and Auditor rtfUM- tu w ttty the blUs bc ause tl Treisury is empty. A conference of city officials la to be brtd to-day at the City Hall to trv to de vise means for paving the city's current e.ins fn the next two months'. cmp troller BturRcon. trho calltd the metins was the orly oTe Tiho nou'd iIIt'I". the matter, the others appt ir.ni to c re little abo t " Mr Sturgeon sas tint sjiii'" Ihtas must be done at one If a t.rii.3 is to lx .mrttd. a si a . m sv. K' r s XJl. J, T r J . V -, jLf-aJt-rfJft- -. Jft-J. At the request of some twenty or more real estate asents. who haie dt-.idd that the t:me for something wore than random criticism of the action of the Siumc.pal As'rmMv In regard to the lighting que. tion has arrived. President Marb-th of tre ISeal Estate Kxcbange has called a meeting rf taxpayers for Thursday at noon. The meeting Is to be held in the rooms of the txrhange. at Kos, 110 and 112 Xortli Eighth Ftrcct. Ral estate men especially are In vited to atund It is expected that radical 2ot nn will be tjfcen The real estate m.n have felt the effects of tl-o suspension of lighting In a greater mea-uro than any one else, with the ex ception of the Ik ads of the Inmates of the public institutions which hao been plung d Into d irkness. In the "-uburbs there are not only alltjs left In darkncs, but thre are n number of streets which, having been lighted b Incandescent rteeirle Ughts, have Veen totally dark 'Ince the Missour-Edison company shut oft the lights a week ago th' mornlns. The incom cnlence and tl, danprr that omr9iu M-ooH4loa -t l.cwfcv Bnd the lack prospect of a betterment, have led the real estate men to decide that omo decisive action should be taken. No doubt, ma. .sines9 men will tako udi antage of this opportunity to voice their displeasore at the cnndi"on of affairs, and to d-mind in sn uneertain terms thit th momVrs of the Munu.pal Asjmbly do t mi ! nig at once to rii rlit. M.U .1 in Macbeth, president of the Red T. ne Kxfhinije, who issued the call, ft ; r' wd himself yigorouyly on the light-ng l - "ii Iat night I situation is outrage u-," he le t i, a.T an uamediaie nmedy is ur- t. ii r lul Jut w hat course si ould 1. i i-i i i do not know. Hut 1 hie ) i - in it tho meeting will nar- tome n mi nt that will r suit in righting tins riij: wrong- The r medj is with the peo 1 ! Tln should omifel the Vu-iicpial s m niblv to tak action . n the llgh'ing mea ni. - oiniiel li' m lftcailv, if posxibl ", tl. r--i- i it b i.omes necessary. I can best cmt s what I mean by lelimg what oi.e o tf.e real t state m-n -aid vh-n be ittaid of the meeting. He said Til le. tliete and bring a ro with rn-' Similar ciinditions in 1'im.lnurt ami Chicago Iiave fcil to threats und sonutin.es to tl 1-n'. Thev n a do the same thing In St. uis. It some grtat disast. r" should li ri'en in ono of the city institutions and lie, should N lost, as may asl! haiiun. ihrcugh the acts of the Munbipal A-tm'ilj, 1 do not lielleve the lues of the oVlr gat nd C un-cita-n would be safe from public futy "I believe the proph- tl'ems-.es are large ly to blame for tN presMil d- i." tful -it-uation. If th tiok a m.-ie o.i . . pironal Interest In the aXfairs of "'J- I there VTOUkl be k"s cliam e for such i.i.e tlons to arise. The del ii s ulJ I mor careful of thlr conduct if tiiv I new that there was a number of v'l ir twn eon etituents at every meeting . tplng lb r. their movements As k i !.trli half a. Cozen clwens attnd the mc'ms " Ignores the I.isJitli'S itneslion. Little auancmert toward a s luiion of tho lighting probkm was made stcrihij . It would appiar that the members of the majority faction in the House of Dclegat. s nro b Kimiing to rialixe that the public In "tin" at last to their Indifference, for the sham dallj sections have been aban doned, the body adjourning ytsterday mornim until 1 riday at 3 p. m. In fact, the Hou&e has shifted Its at tention from the lighting question to an entirely different problem. The Delegans propose t tackle the street railroad cor porations, the Madera Investigating Com mittee tendering Us report with a requt-H for additional powtr. This committee w is originally appointed to investigate the city departments at a time when members w. re lookl.-e for favors a; toe hands of the ad- i ministration So far as appear on tie surface, the committee did little flye thin incur an ex pense of over IK for itenoKrapliic woJ. to the city. The mookrs are, Adolph Ma dera. C S Keiiv and John K. Murroli. Tliclr first move w.. tiiretivd t the lark ! Commissioner, and the Investigation went lio further. The report pr. senled by Chair man Jlaiitra follows 31' frptaker Tour t. .mlttce apiiointed to In- ' veMtgale th ciij u-tarlmenb t leae to re port that t!iej he Iu.cmisHteu the violation of -rain..ji rrlauir lu t. mu !. IB tj vrl .1 - , rfiN.t imrl. naJ : mvJL thit the ordinance hjd i been t"i:".-d .. Hie la r but th des-rturf 1 '" Its Hi rvlM, n- Das made In B'XKi faith by Ihe Park (.srsils,,. ncl t, r, as Ik tJt i. l'l- J puimi k .J. i iimi tnc ! Oimmisilonr win tr i i. uitur t gi.iai ririctly b tl- teller t the ..irnirKe our c i settee ha. strteI im.i -he affairp ft n.ju- oiii. r I. iirtn-.ius. and aak for farther '?,'.. ,"'"'"' 'li"n,' Jnd further ak f auuittt ai it w r ana nuiiwrit, ... ,.ut .. ! y .n .us nr..t tailr.l .. iim!ims t. awmn wl..h.r r n it. -,. .,rs thlr istxi tase. If u e am runninr on .-H1ul-a time. If thev a i Hint 11 iri ,,n .ai. , ,r aa tt t)Wy a.e iu-wiii.nL nh ill ..- ,h(. v.jllwn, unaer uln h Hnir hu(fT have bten granted and, al ' ' ' ,'''' am if tic citi 1 ?t Jiis is ,l. iv ins fr.nn said rallr-ads aU the t , i ins vvhun sti-iM accrue to I- irom the com-tan,-s n.iiinino .nicl Wlrlnic llllls. Th- most important development at the bcss on, in connection v ith the lighting ju stion, was the unnounrement hj 'iiaii man il irtn ami of the Va and Mians Commltue tint no nport ouId be made on the two onllnan. e 'iroviiting for tho (-stalli"Iirr.tni of dvnamos and wlrli-s in tin ptil.li institutioi s. w.th, plmts loom- .1 , i th. Ii fi vlj p i 1 1 n u ,,i II il! JI.i lci i I is t il ( n,r,,t ,, , ! Aoditor InJ n (us. 1 i . i i ,j t -js on the pr. no tr n tn. i, n ,s (,, mono Jn tut treis-ir Cl.irman Harvmann oiinoanc-sj t'nt he i' s n fL T? v- -s JS. TAXPAYERS GALLED. waa not distvuraced at this, nr-1 that I necevar- tKe tr rev d -d f- l t! - I .i -tmis. m.u1i (, t iktn fro-n -h. hhn r, it n 1 In April tu n the anmul .'p, i. . i i s wire ma-ie In other w. r.l-, . i 1. . i N ar. sultlri-k- I and .he jx-.sil.ihn , IT i. I thMstn for rtlief wnt curllnir upw ird r quest freia tile minority for an i lumon a-s to the l-s"Uity of the b-lls nlo'i.-l in a r.solut.oa p- snted by liile.i Mur.1 -tint wis oy.rruled by the majon'v in ti dent f ir of an adyerse dieisitm tlwing to the fact tliat there had be. n 1 misunJrstirdlnc as to the next ' in of the Couni II i sjxnal m.eting -f 'n l'oard of Publl' lmprm. m n s ha 1 ln .ille.l cr lv a m . when th" l-ightinit Co i it was to hav mule a rjmrt on th.- th-- nivr t. mporari l-fchting bills n w .-, fo -ml it at tho Council did not m-"! until Wedne-Vay at 3 p. m. . nd It wis l 1 1. 1 -iat the board h.uld n t a" m'le until this .fter-n- n at ; o ctoefc t th it time the r port of the Lh.hti.ig Commit - wl'l be piss- rt,.,i an w.ii journe ih.rte . ti oun. il (liaminr. wlwre its fat- will it ' is, es tablish the position .' the u"i. r b-ain li uf tht Munh ipal A-i ni T GOOD FOR BOOTBLACKS. JMcdJui'' - r-ni'oUccl While the Li-llls Aid Out. Only one elaa In SL Louis seems t6 be reaping anv proat nut of dark and rcuddy str. eta and that Is the bootblacks. Of Kiiifcp, the footpads am thieves general!, who can alwavs bet Work In darkness, do better, but th. y do not e..rn their money homsllv. whfle the b-iotbtaik doej It is said tiiai the liootl.Iieks hate n ,er enjoed 'iieh a harvest as the present one Dark i ss makes the pejcsinan take many a misstep Into .wp 1Hies f mud ar-1 slop on th" tr.-et and this means in reused bosim s to' the Ixiotblai ks. Sundiv was a field dav for shines On that day eyerv om tik. s to have his shoes poIl"htd. no mattei if they are elrea.lv fair ly prevrtabte 11 mj hid th. ir shines tv p!ael two or thr.-e time V.-st.rdav morn Insr 1-usin. .s stirtl in a brisk as ever S. . rtsf 1 u'! ore n ho ventured ..lit of lc.ors alt. r dark t .Ue.4 to ste. into a tnudliole Thus it .-wm ihat s,,melnKy else besides th. munbipai ling will i,ap a little profit ojt of the titv's bplo-abh eunditku t "iitraet for l.lIit Ord.-rt-d. Prol. ae Jin' . li. n.leist.n yVa rd ir an. tlnnzia C . h.... iik. !. ik ..f th. f,,rt to c.ntiu. t for .'.. trn ln.h i in the frobate tourtr.iom. ami ..nt tug oili. rs C!TY OFFICIALS TO CONFER. ToUt-tiM W:i.!. .Hid lt:iiis to .Mwt Ka,IH-Il-.t. A corif.rerce has been cilled by Comp troihr Plurg.on for t i-daj. a' wnlrb. will bo present the Slavor. Auditor Mason. Comptroller Sfirgeoti. Treasurer Scudder. tin thairinan of tb Wats and Means Coalmine- and itj Vans, lor h. hnurmather. The call was fc-si.. i bj Comptroller Stur geon jcstrd-i. ai'i the . jficials named wire not.fled to asretnhle In the Mayor's. priy ate office at noon. Th- purpose of the m. Tioir i t( .11.... Ok. -, . ..... . ..... of the citys finances, and driibe w-jj-,, ami m.j.is ,o prui.ie j.ui;;ctent funds to meet the il. mi.. 1. w-l.fr!. mil l ... i- -; " "- "mki-" upon tno elt treaurv to meet the legitimate ra. pinses of the various departmenUt in th.. nt-Tt -Ten. fn.nfl. iJ t-ittnratr,llAr C. .aa,. ,.i. ..v.,... .u,hrWi, iwiu was tno only one of the officials seen jestenlay who "TllaT. rfWlliIt . vf !.,. occuples-i mon of my acntion in the !n-n Ux w.ok. and 1 uin convftimi that T i -t V "" "one to avert a crisi-t -There is a h..iyy increase n .i,.. ......... . ,,.. .,,., . , , , m.nntyin our liistitations. notably in the IMI e i,.nar . mnt and there is a delict in the appro- At nrnit nt ih.n t , , a"s "mn meet thtP(? xk-n- ixud 1 4-onMderJ k . e.s ot t!-o.-e ofhtwis hi,-v dut, A PIer provide n. .ssiri finds phe whole ltr. ntion mil h. . ,r-..f,.n, ,.....,... wnoie sltu- ... ... ... ...... . .'I'sejereo. and Rllnli m,d..waiXsuhmlne.r;iih;u,vr-o,ln'J .. ..r.a: .,.. V. iV . "'T'. B,ln his legal " ' " " -".t'.'-tiii i cannot -y wlmt rts-ommendilons are likely t be rnn.S Auditor Mason refused to discuss St,, .- for the confer. me. and he was JR. proper ofhtu! to .. wa, " Th. Clt i ,ui ei.r -aid that he did not beiieve In -nvinir ,ut f.,-- r,nu..i ' ir ft rn, u ln h, h , " s to th- n ?T " e aV V prop.ised .oaf re-,ct " 're of the REFUSES TO CONTRJBUTE. Spiin-rficld. 111.. DhJMon. .. o. II., on tht' ,u. nni rru.ir eprciAu isprii.r-l, :,! Mo, Jan. S -The Sprlngileld division of the Ancient Order of lUbernlans Thlch had been foUclted bj the natlomi prtsident to contribute to the fund for the relief of the Ibier decided, by an almost tm-nlmous yote. not to comply ,vith the request The rtpl.y sent to John T Keating t ashlrgton. sbjs- "We beS to sav that while we extend our heartfelt sympaihv to th, rtoers in Month Afrl.a and wi-h thtm a great and glirioiis vie orv in Uie war. vt ve are op;,sed as numbers of the Ancient Order of Hlber nlans. in extending to the-n ary llnanclal .ill wlnf. .r . 1 li, yt tiiu ,-u. mt'rm n . v.-i-v . ms. m ni J, e (.an x I ! , ir rr n. y . ar oppns, j ,n de.ng i i i iKi is Jjiist the neutrality 1-yes ef ur ci Try yyhieh must be repectd jfn all things ' fiflSl 2WZj '',' e " Ait i5 -w y L' ifyimw-', ff"i-'J 4sf WHY BOLLEB'S FIRST ATTEMPT FAILED. I.oniii'tt Uuili itili's Dcsorijiiion of the ISiitllc .u iIik Tiij-l:t I!m-r. ALL THE PLANS WENT WRONG. Troops .""(.- 1 lair Way ami Hot I:st T"ui-itaM I'vsiiiuii.s l'ortls nanuiifd 1'ntil Tlu-y 1 It-Id Ttn Fct-t if Water. T-ondon. Jan. 8.-T1ie first account slvlng nnv adequate explanation of nral Ilul ler dife.tt at the Tugela Itiver om-s by mall from Uennett Uurlelgh. th- Dally T'legraphs orrt spondt fit It appears that the tiattle orders, drawn up bv lieneral Clery. provided for the efV elite support of the artillery b Hart's. Barton's and Uundonald's brigades. These ace mver compbted t'i'i.rul Hart miss-d 111 wu. lairl Hundina!d failed to support and Oen eml I'arton gut part of his forces In an untenable position. .lonel laing, with the artillery. ntUaeed, the escort of the guns and thty wen list, nrietlv, that set-ms to be the tory of the Tugela Ituer. But throURh graphic eclumns there con tinually recurs the iittov.r rf unxpet.tst lntienchi: nts and fusillades f-om hiiid n Hot rs and fcallintrv n h as has seldom inaike-d Hut- u battl. lieius After describing how the Illitlsh torco began tl. ir advanee at kt)llght. and that the Boe rs l ft him ibeoiut-ly unmolested, the correspondent continues "At OJU there suddenly burst an awful crash of lloer musketry upon the batteries and advancing Infantry. The rattle of the Mau-ers swelled and yvas maintained as one continuous roar From tho buildings and Ilms of trenches south of the rlter and from the rivir bank itself the Uoera fired at our gunners and footmen, and from the trenches on the northern i-Ide of the Tugela litter a-id from Tort Wvllu they si nt out a hurrhani of lead, n hail, and the buii. ts v -lumnusly ruined m the groun,! in all dire.tior rals.ng puffs if dust a-id tearing through the air with shrill sounds I),n. H.i I'lre. "Few have ever s,-n o heavy and so deadly a fusillddi . but neitbe r the lirltlsh gunners nor th. infantry l-eitate.l ur veiiicod Cannon wer- whteleel into position, although many of the horsti, and m. n wero shot down ere th. maneuver was eomplet-d, and our irdon.ttable soldiers yvalkt-d ere. t and straight onward Not ev, n Heme in her ralinlist day". ,y.r rissce-d more devte.l sons. As the tjadi nor- marche.1, proud and bt-xtmns. to death, s the Itritish sejl.iier.s, doomed to dit. s.iluted. and vyith alacrity leaped forward to do their duty -glory or the rave ' Anglo-Saxon soidiers Uuas ad vance tnat waj I asked an American, wiu had seen warltre at horn,, in Cuba and Manila, if his on '-ountrymen generally did this, and he otiswered. its. it is marvelous, but yrasteful ' "Closer and closer walked the soldiers to the Uoer trtne-hes, until yvillim in) jards of the nearest rifle pits Then, Ilng down, tht returned the me, but there, yvas. little or notMng to aim at "Uy i U, thr Iri-h Brigade "ml dnyen the lljers to the north bank of thi Tugela They found that the en-, my had p.anr.d the ground with barbed wire i;yen u. th- bed of the river barbed yvru ,vas ja! down Into the water Went the Li.l lin ImusMUtngs, Border, rs and Connauhts, but it v.t.s found at the ford that the Holts had dammed tht liver there, and there wat t.n ft-'t of water, whuli orelinatlly w.irt knee deep 1I:lU Ilroime,!. "Thev strove 10 Imd thj erossim, arj ma'- a tine fellow, with his Weigh' of am- mu lition .ml ae lit, rm nts, yT drownel. It was a d. s-iierite an 1 serious situa.ior.. Tho attack on tin. right was makins no progrcis and the 'ldrts of the men haj reacheel an ai parent Impasse But there were furious and angry Irishmen, who had vtr-t W$ virii" i v Y' yw - - - IfWf , ' s ' --:h jv - r -v ---!-- , .Vv. -ill ',S .SV -n .-- VX.y ,' "i'r i' fi? -5Tii'.l S3fu J i Vi ' . j --- , s im'lli:i. "iiAvi-: coniA (.;k. lady smith, rrs,jy,,j j0 (.pf acroiis somehow. Itv din eif s, riinb! ng from rock to rock and sw im mune a mnnls-r won the other sloe v. ' most ,.f them found thai thev had I it p i-s, ,1 ,-ross, , v nding spruit The Tug. ! i 'ill In in front mid all the yyhii. the tn ir lerous tire ,,f i rtnnon and Mtuwr ,ra"i.-l and comr.ults fell yye'tering In their blo.,1 "In the m. 'itiwhlle, Ctj I-ons had losv his gurs anel Oenerals Holler and i I.-r,. yylth :Iie!r 'iaffs and escort!", had rid I. n to th so, i:e "Tin s-outl-iK hail of 1 ad and Iron sntpi. and spurn ml and the dust puf.el trier,, than ever. Iord Itooerts's son. witu C H tains t.-hor!e-ld and Congrove, vel n 'e. red to tide out and endeavor to snve the two field batter!, In te open. He3dil thr yolutu.eis wrere femmt "onorils from the- Ilnesnen md elrivers of the am munition w irons, t -king spare lean's, gil op.,1 out and men and horses aga-n began f dlini; on ev rv side Yoim Hob rts's horse vtos blown up with a shell. Cemgiove was lilt ni.h a bullet and his lethes wre , lit by ohe- mis!les ftiioll, 1,1 rlor.e -cap d untou. h.sl Acrossj m.t valley of death quhk) th. -tirviying anirrats wei. rot.ad ed up an I th guns w re ho..kel ml tinge 1 j" tin ,,rd .-.Klin that due utlenpt-i yy i. m ,J- to ' e Jl off the remuin ill.; Runs, lot 'he IJ.s-1 fire wis III. esrial.t mid y.lthern t -. th b I'le ts m t. 1, neril Built r alandoiiel t' huii- and re-tr-at, 1 " SANTO DOMINGO WILL PAY. .Hint-lie. Hais.es lin Mtmey to St ile I he Fiein li riaim. SPW'IAI. BY CABI.I. Santo Kondngo. M-.ndav, .Ian. 8 Copy riglr. "Soil, i.j James l..r ion Bennett e President Jimeri, z. yyho baa bevn at M icoris sInee"S.iturday superint, ndirg the ra'sin of the popular sultscrlptiou to jay the . iai-n or the Frt licit Government, return, el this t-venlng witii WO,") f ran. s The riaim amounts to "SO.""! francs As the p pulur rubscriptlon is lirg, r than the clam, -lie iKimliiicans site rejoicing The- retuia of the ITsldent under such auspicious clrcmnrtanc s was maiked liy Iitriottc 'r.tht-siam und a general Pag display Tin? French crut"er Cetille s.iluted the guiilioat on yhi, h I'r. sident Jim, n-z re turned Tho gunboat answ red the salut.- No steps havo iKin t ikcn by the- French Ceinsul further -ban inirustlng the cae to Aiimiral i'.lilur.l No elisor,'., rs have ejccurrcJ. but the pop ular hentiineiit Is agains- apolusrlzii.g to l'rance The people are urging the I'overn metit l ptepare h sjstem of defcuse, as the overlhrow of the Government uoulil bo me-l-ii, si at the lin-t etidenee of yveakness In r.tlslug the jiopuiar sultscrlption. many ladles olfere-d their je.yelrj. One bpanis'i and cue Italian men ha t have im lured he dislike of the people for their failure to subserth. Placards havi been printed ur ging a i.vcott ot the two iirms. The arrival of the Frciieh cruiser C.cllle created considerable xcit, ment Sie rea-licd Fanlo I'-imlnko esterdaj rver.ir. Imt did not altue as h ti-t. r d tho lurlior. The situation litre is tran-pnl. and the tlov erntrent has org. ,1 th. p tpl- to shop no hostility ti Fiamc It i repoe-etl thnt Tranc. will send tyvo allit.onal warships to this island. V.M.J. pito'i i:rr .iiii:m:. ltnpt 1-i.p i-r. i l. Wahinston. Jan S prsldes the payment of the mrney remaining due. noyy amount ing to itij.cic.i francs, tV Kr-n.h Govi-rem, nt lias demanded an ipolan from Santo Do mingo It Is e-vpen?:ei! th.t th, Jlmlnei Gov ernment will have to lomplj with the French demand, and that the incid-nt vill b settl d In a fe.v da- Th. repre.er-ta-tttes of this Oovtrnme-nt in Santo Dominsi. hav l),-eii advised. howv,r. pot to pi nnlt offtr.slve miasure's to I, ad,i t d against the iind. rs if the mom l-rv . ialm is pid. TO WIND UP ITS AFFAIRS. I5io.ulwa Natioiial P.aiik of Ho?. ton I" liable to Heoi ir.uii.e. W'a'hlnsrton. Jan ( Th, i omptroller of tin- Current v has delereiine,! to procod . vlth tl.t liquidation of the Broulwaj Na-! tlon.U Bank of Post, :i. under nvclvetshlp, as ripldle as pos-ble. The temporary receive-. Dnni. 1 G. Wing, expects to collect , noucft vwth th1 tash now on hnnd to pa a W I er cent dlyiilend yylth in the n, xt thirty Oat -, or a s ion as claims are pr ned For the n, t thirtj d ivs ird until the Ilrst dividend is pif.l M W Irs wl.l re main in chirge of tht Broadway Nitlonal Bank as receiver at the ttid of which tlmo a permanent receiver will be appointed. m -' -' " y . i am.nkai: vnv LEADING TOPiC9 -i.v- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. I'or Vlissimrl Mi, livers Turnlii : prol.nlili olcnrliiic Uri'in-ml.-li: ciilili'r e-d-iesi!iii nt te ruooti; s-nitli,'ii-.te-rle tli-ids, !,-, online nortlivy -!, i It l'or Illl-itii' Kiilu Tliesdni. f-itloiyed be fair V. , liiesdnt .yith ,-o.iler in iveslcr.l porl.io: - oll(li-.stii I e yiitid, I.ei-oiiilni; norl lit .isterli Pan. . 1 sj, I oi Is I'ltiv -is Now Aron .1 Whi'e Beport- Ui.lystnitn Still S if Wy Bull-r' First A. tempt Ka'l.si Z. Ka'ser Conf. rs with Von Bueh 3. Notable 8pee,ha at Jackson Day Ban quets lli Brian'. A-Mress at Omahi Goverror Stone on t'ampaign Isjue. j Banquet of Tennessee Society . j llenolulit Ilague District. ITi i "em e That llfc-s MorrIiti I lnane rf'iu.itlon In IvenitK ki . S. Itact-Track Brsulis.. ""r-orting Net. sv,- t Amerltann Press Insursentc. Kb'i to Kansas City ant? Were liar rud. 7. Another fJreat Depantaent Store for St. Louis. l-'iilorn Noonday l'raycr Meellns's It, Ugious News. Corporation Meting. S Rdltorlal. The Stage Society Notes. S. Administration Attacked by a 'ItpulUIc an Senator Brlliery in Montana legislature. U.-hef for the Brewers. N, w Military Department. 11. New Corporations. Transfers t.f IJealty. I'ailwnr Newsv lug ills Wants to 1 let Ire. 12 Grain and Produce. S.tl- of Live Storlv. Cotton and othe: SlarketK. 13 FItianciil Nevy Sttek ard Boi.d Trading, liiyer Telegrams H. t.ni-ral S tuatlon In Puerto Blco. "illsrotirl I'edtinllon of I-abor Ilrs,ue.l Irom Wat.rj Graves Taylnr Purls Surrenders. BROOK NO INTERFERENCE. IJhci.i" Ollit-ial i'osiiion Hepoited by "oiisiiI Ilollis. HHPl ULir sPFe 1 I Washington. Jan. S. It ts evident to the at-thuritles tint the Boer Government Is strongly avrs. to having a neutrtl olTicial r. present Great Britnln In Pretorit Not withstanding the fact that Intern ttional tisnge rernnts the represent i tlv . s of neu tral Poweri .t the cipltals of n it ions lit var to "s their go d otllces in behair of the , nemv's subjects within hostile terri tory, there xeetrs to be n disposition on the pirt of the Boer au-.horitl, s to decline lo liermit the American Consul at Pretoria to represent Great Britain in Ihe ense de sired b) the Lnrdt n and Washingti n Governments- This fact has lie.'n made plain tn the au-nn.rtios In an official di-patch whieh 1ms lieen rete'yetl by Secretary Itay from Corsui Ilwlll, at Pretorm. It i nppar nt tint the -ta-ements ma-'e t onsul li lus tpn whieh his message Is bas, d are in res, nse to the representa tions mad- by Mr ilaertim, his pr. d-t-es-snr add hlmelf rel itive to the rerr. s,n tatlon of British interest". Mr Hollts r, ports that yyhlle ho vv 111 b allow til in his per-onal cap.it Itj to lock aft ir th- Britis.i prisoners such action on hu. part Is to be considered wholly unof ficial The Boer Go eminent will not per mit him to ai t in ap rllicial capacity in mine rp v.-iih the British pri tiers and ninis.ri-ig t. their vi.ints The ,-t if IHpartm, nt h t taken tho re Iort of on-al Hnlll-: under consi 1 ration and no el'fislon 1 is jet been made as to h! future Instructiors. Uocrs Rcpttiscu ftcr Seycnteen Ilouri' Fighting. BAYONI-TS IX PLAY. Uoth Sides Charge and Take Trenches Re peatedly. LOSSKS ARE HEAVY Rumor That Gen. Bnller Crossed the Tugela Not Conlinned. F;-lll ClMe to TI - B-a'l - Xnr Y r Ilf-a' 1 and lj rj.ii Da Ij Mail r.pulli'a't n 1 li'blto.I Pi ere C.niii. S.ituiday eteniti";. Ian. i;. (Ctijijuiu'lu. l!H!ii. hv lames Unnltm I'.eaneH.) I'iiin-' has lx-eii neiii"; on all la al Laih smith, where a deic:iiiiuid att.uk was made upon tin- srarriis n 1 the Iitiel's: ill Iaiie ftilce f 1 0111 si.,'nil diiet-tions. Thev weie repelled all alonp; th" iiii". After tin le'iulsc the enemy letireil lo tiieir old positions i slit-lied I.adysniith. Tht-ie is no st. M mem as to ihe (-aii:iltie.. -Meanwhile, the natal irniiiieis here eai'Iv shelletl the trt'llelles at Colenso, iii.d at half past i o'clock a stioni: demonstration was made our t loops before Coleiiso. With the s.i"Inrs throw in; shelK into likeh positions of ihe eiieinv. (ieii"i-.!l Hihhaid on the left and tiipeial i'aiton on the ri-hf atl v.UH'i-d with inf.inti brigades., pie i ih d b it-pillar and inenhir hoise as scouts. Al half past I oVloi-k the Sev i u:h. Sit Fouith anl two re mainiii"; juns of the Sixty sixth b.itteiy ojiencd tire on the lloer tieii. lies at l.tlfltl taids i-.uij;e. Thev n.ade et ellent practice fur ovei an Imiir. Mt anwiiile. the Thiiteenth Has :irs, who were s out in-; under "!oblers IClnof. dnw a desulton tile frtiiu the eneim . rilles ni , lanae of 'J.tMhi anN. This v,is the onh imiii .itiou of the eiictin's present e. The naval men iluew Iddiie in lo the lloer lienelies. and bl.t d away until dusk without eliciiiii any n-spoiise. (iur tioops then returned to camp. Owui" to the letitence of the eiieim. it is impossible to tell their stieiifith or whether ihe Co lenso bin ;ie! hal ie enforced those at l.:il s-mit Ii. London. .Inn It yyas not until the nill dle of the a't.riroou th,t tiler, y is an of tl, ial eontiimatlon fieth. eiiiilni, ef l'r re "imp riimo-s of Geneinl Whit.'s sti- e , at laidv smith. But at "l p tn the War of fi -e rtll.ve.1 the t vtre-ire tension of the vailing crowds by posting the- folloyying di-iateh from General BtiU-.r Flere Can.p. Natal. Jan S Tho fullovy ltig 1 from White, dated 2 p m jesierdnv " 'An attack yy is eomnietiefd on mj pc.si- tion. but was clolij jgair.st Cae ar's Camp rnd Wagon Hill Th-- cemy was In srrat "trength and has pushed th" attmk v.itli th grea'Lst cot-rase and ei.ergv. Some of the lntrenclimtiits on Wagon Hill weie three times taken by the enemy and ag iln tnken In us. The Ula, k continued until 7 ) p. in. One iH'int In our position yyns occupied by the e n, m the vi hole day. But at dusk. In a very hc.iv rainstorm, they were turned out of thlj position at the joint of the lkijontt. In u most gillnnt m7nrer. b the Btyoi.s. letl bj Colonel Park Colon,! Ian H-iniiltu't commanded oi. Wagon Hill, and rendered valuable ser vile The foops havt had a vtrj. trying time and have behaved evcdleiitlv The) .re eUted at the s-trvlee the have ltn dtred ti'- t.'utta. The ei'emj yyere repulsed ever;. where with y-r "l-A'.i lo--, Kie itlv ec-e.-'ing th it on mt .s'de which y..ll te reported j- m as the- i'v's ire ton.pl, ltd ' " Itl HOB I1IHT 111 I.I.I'll. Iim'.on. jan S. -2. P in -A ruircr Is current In the city thit Gen. ral Buh.r has crcsed the Tug. la Biver. , nptuietl twelve guns and is now marching on Lidv smith Noth ng hns Imn rtclvcd i orrol.or.it Ive of the rumor, so th r, port must be taken y ltll all reserve I'lGIIlIM' s I'lI'lK i:. SPCCIAI. BY CAULi: Lon.l.n. Jan otCopj right l--. by W. B Hi irst.l-T.he tlereet lighting thus far repcrtt'i .sinte the Beer invasion of Natal In gall Is described in lo-dav s dir itches from I'rere Camp l"a,h of tins,- attacks made bj Joubert's armv was Uperatc and determined, show ing that he count, d on itndlng White's men wtaktntd bj sickness and yias t-nt on ruh np the e imp bef-ire Hull, r eouhl hv any tos-ible ehance lifcht ills wav throiigli to the rise lie Th Gordon lllghlaml, rs. heroes eif the liattie of B! indI iu-,t. . and the First il in i ne t,rs mad.- -i bayont thurgt that Is dt uriljesl is the mist de-peratc- lighting of th, ull-daj battle rttej were t! femllng the south side of the ramp. a:. I permlttttl the attuning force to tome right up to their tr. utiles bt Tore the opened lire Ait. r thecking the advnnce bv a lire thit no human co-irage cculd yylthsiand, the ch.rKc yy is sourded and the Highlanders and Marc, esters HAarmed oier tho trerches with a cht.-r Th, Boers restnl the onsI.iLght heroical 1, but the rush of the British could not Continued on Page Tito. .r. Whit h r.pL-t i to I ift, r s. v ti" n I s . f h. iv '' - Insr t'i Ii. rs a.t i na I is-n yi, re -. t uis.,1 He s-iir i' 111 it th. If s--s of t! t' in htf C b irgh-rs y,re f.,r In O , v. i O i fight "is he d. s. ril- - i t rri" s o o s s? s O s T"-e B.i r.s charge I and took ti.i. n s three times, onlv t- ti.rn, i o bv the British chntg, At rlghtfall the I u-ehers v e drly,n from a line , f tr. n h. s vi'i th v hid held throat. h ii' t!.. 1" Fvpert opinion m l."n 1 ,n Is tt it V.! e 1 - rnl sfr.d .1 t-mport.r-' In standing off the Bo.rs .tr.d ih i' . I s Puller foit.s hisi , u n I-ni'.snii'h at once thit f-jr-rt must fall Mall descriptions of the tlrt battle at the Tt'g-la Illver hoy thnt t'ie IV-rs uiset eyerv plan mn-l- b ,i British. Iv?n the fo.ls v ilamanl until thev h Id t-n f..t .' water where tlv British p,t..l t find the stream Knee dep General I'rtnth has sen: the I"s It, gilner.t to replace tl' t-'uf '. o s v o - o o O IrdicaMng to mil.' iry , xp rts tt .r O the litter is In dira, s s o P .yas th. Stiff Ik IC irim. r yh Ii sufferesl the pur ' '"oi s , losp g one of its .om .- s , I. r r i . v d m I p - t!i t i . icr v f'h 1 . m r y i r ih t to I'.n'h T' i" i i'i iuv I -h Prlt' 'l it Ki .- .,1 r SITUATION SUiV.MARIZED. London Jubilant Over White's Ability to Stand Off the Eoers. by Miimx v SNYDi:n. SI'nCIAI. BY CBI.i: London. Tuce"u. Jan. (Copyrlshf, lv by Jams Cnrdutt B, nr-ett After loinr hoilr .if susuens. . diirinc whl.h it ! might to said thit the Briti-h natl-tn found It. If facing cne ot the most teri us dan,rs which have threat, ned the llmplrn ii- a century, nev s arrived yesterday just before 4 o'clock that General White hid -tiooi.il.il in lientltig off the Boer att-ick-5 and tint I.nil.;mit'i with it.s S.(tl defenders was till s,,fe Tl.e vlgii f relief which went up from the crowds gather d at the War Office wc3 re ,eh..-,l all c.er the Kmpire, where tho news was IiitnietltateK lIaIled il nday l-enu crloom enough. All thi tn lining paiers tainineiite.1 upon the criI ,al "Ituatlcn of Wlub. and Buller's in ubllitj to succor him On th- Stock Kx t'tange at the opening, tie re -.-.ac a i!j"i yvird movment of prkts ,.u a'ourd M a was freel) offered, but th-r.- was no di-IK-lth n to buy Consols relapse,; urns' ar 1 heme railway securities fell, apptec)-.'' it nome cases At tho War OlHce. both lohbl. s v. r3 throng.d yyith anxious i iller. -elm i. -f rn.ution as tn the position of Liilj.-rmt i. ys the aft riteon w.-re on a rumor gjt ..bout that lolisinl:li htd sttrrennerc ' Thot.sh it was not -iven cr.dence. still the report sent a fchudeler "hroiigh the yyaitin hut drrde. But ttds f.s Hng. akin to d-spal". sat pine t.. enthuslas-li- reilef when th3 ofhcial telegram t-iiron'eling the vutorj- eC G-rerr.l White's for-es vyas posted. All the wilt! rumor of the morning n epc I Into nothing, while the h. crmg words "ihe enemy rpnls-.j everjvyhere" ptigsei front Up tv, Up Aet.irtllng to tie r.ibcial report, .vhi h -. tin? only : us received o far the 1 itilo ri,-ed tor seventeen ln.irs. It le-e ,n at tiiart-r of r o.lotk Siturd'.j .twrn.rr a- 1 did tut end until half pa-: seven in t j cycling Some of the British Intren-'Iimenw on Wag it Hill were taken three tnn-s by Boers Hii'l as often regained by the ie-ft-nders. Work of the Ilevonslilres. One point of the Biiti h ptisitljii. vl: h General A hlte does not sjie-cif. w is rrcu Pied bv the Boers during the whole dav, t'l. at nlghtf ill. under ,,,yer of a lnavy rn'it--Iurm the Ii yonshire Beglm, nt s. c ,l"l In tii-niiig thtm ut at the pennt of tha laoi et Po-iIly. as tht IVvoushlrt s were tta ticn 1 at Iltlpmakaar Hill, east ef th-5 rimp. It was that ixisttlon that was thj sceno of tht'r tvplolt The chief Boi r at ta. ks w,r- dire, ted at Caesar's Camp und Wamui Hill, whlih were dtfeiul.d bj tho ilanerester Bglni-nt an 1 the Gordon Highlanders. Coming up from the south. the B'ers assaulttsl three times with tho greatest obstinu, v and vigor. --omimes obtaining a foothold and again falling lvc!: 1 efore the British lrajotiet tharg. 1, iiiwhllt. the latter, as commando af'er comtnaiwl.i cam- up from Colenso to re inforce the lighting line gradually sprtal over the whole .Irele of intrenchments. in rluilirg. v ltho.it doubt, the- threat Bir forts on Mount Mnibulwana ard Lombard's Kop It Is posy-ihle that Commandant JoU- bert had at least 20."o men While White Ins obtained n breathing spell, the seriousness of his situation is by no rntans le'-sened. In fact, hl- position is shown to Le more critical than tho of ficial report a'tl new'spaje.r d!pntches had previously indicated The mere cirtumstances thnt n!i an at tack could be made and pressed hume with the utmost determination proves that tho B. . r forces In Natal hive 1-ecome some thing more thin gimps of armed men tint fa, j are un arm In tht true sense, ready to assail as v ell as to df nd To have reepptured poltlon.s from which tht had L.-en ousted at bajonet point is an achievement tbat was not etpicted ot thee Trm-.t.ial farm, r- I nless Gcr.erat Boiler i.in shortly ,iye help, the IjIj snilth ganls- n must sutci.mb in the e-J. There are no iiu-tai-c, s in rccint wars wh-re- a besieged ami K-irroundetl force has succeeded In eMrleating It-vlf bj It own efforts BOi:s- 11VM'G!. As Is well known, tne British peetn'ir.s at Iidv smith nre b nature v,ak. Both tho town and the British earap are open to al most ,.y,rv point, and tin- lung-range g-iits of the Boers- ar-' nble to p! ij with t- rriblo ffect upon the defenlers up tu the .filial momenr of storming The garrison has be. i for snnn- weeks on short rations, nnd has .sulTtred from dis-as. The chief point, hovv , ver. Is the suppl of ainmuiilti.in at White's disposal Seytttten hr.urs of almost ton-tlnu-tl fiifhiirg must hm- made heavy in roafN upon his mag lime stores No f-rie can st.n.,1 uulimitnl punishment. socially when th, Ir rations Ivgin to ru-i -hurl and It remains for BuIItr to throw i great for. e icr'sS the Tug, la to r-heve th to.yn. 1 he gives the Boers time to r eoyer from tht ir unsure essrui attemp i' J to m i'. a fresh attak uini Iidy r.t'h. the probabilities are that the laiKlis! pr! -linen. In Prttorli will huve their nanibtr It. creased General Boiler did not eize the opportu I'lly In th" absirc, of i great numltr of the Boer fortes In his fiont to make a vigori uj attack on either Cultnso or the HsItIrs ntion his Hanks He was content with i "demonstration" and shelled tl e Boer Ilrrs. Tl.e British relief armv lost r. great oppor tunity, probably through tr. k of transport nnd wntcr. vhlch has .siaiielbd Bull, r to divido his forci and station -i large (art at Kstrourt, twintj-llve miles Inm the- front. It is a questio-i whether he will b allowed anothe r such ch-nce. Su. h are some of tho serious problems which Commander-in-Chief Bolrts at d Lord Kitchener will havo to faro when thty bet foot in South Africa. lo-daj'.