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Prinze: thc ha,Monc I I 1 1 1 L5 pictures . . . The Sunday Republic. ST. LOUIS REPUBLI The Papr -hat Prints the half-icne pictures ... The Sunday Republic. NINETY-SECOND YEAR. ST.LOlTIS.MO.. MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 11)00. 1t-t-t-. f'" - '"I". One Cent. I Y i ( t'j tilfclflf -. I.eiills, Tim Tent. "--"-"-''-- tt Tr.'iin,, Three Crnln. SUPPOSED CORPSE LORD BERESFORD GERMAN SQUADRON READY TO DEPART, LEADING TOPIC9 BARRETT NAMES SENATOR HOAR. -IN- RETURNS TO LIFE, iSOOSSES WAR. TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC m-M & i 1 THE titP wsfpaiPBa ai.? .t-? Undertaker ttroepgelmcior Makes the Discovery "While Prcpaiinir. Christina Ilirih for Burial. -STARTS TO EMBALM THE BODY. Coppers Pall From the Woman's Eve to the Floor Physician Finds She Is Alive and Resuscitates Her. i Th movement of nn eyelash saved Mrs. Christin-v Hirth from being burled alive. She was laid out on what tc.e ui.u. .. term a "cooling board." and preparations were beirg made to Inject the embilming solution Into lier arteries, when the dis covery was made that she was alive. Had the work been begun five minute earlier the v.oman would have lost her life. Mr. Hirth Is 53 jears old. and lives In the rear of Xo. 1121 St. Ivmls avenue, Hast 6t I-o-jN. She had been ill fur several months, nnd had been treated at tl-o ox rraw of tho count. Her illness wn-. of a chronic nature, and. combined with her age, mad her recovery almost Impossible The day 1 fore etrrday word was sent to her friends that she was expected to dlo at any minute, and as u result her bed room had Its quota of visitors, who had made arrangoments to stay at the woman. Ledslde until the passed to the bejond. Tho doctor raid that she could not live cer night, and as dawn broke esierdjy morn ing his predictions appeared to be verlfled. "With a peaceful and easy breath, the wom an closed her -ea and passed Into stato of coma. Ht-r friends at th bedslie came, to the, conclusion that tho doctor's prediction had teen verified, and ho was summoned to make an examination. Ho felt no pulse when he grasped her wrist, and when he placed his ear to her sldo ho could not hear her heart beat. Th woman's husband stood at the foot of the bed, and when the doc tor confirmed what the watchers told him Hirth almost fainted, and had to be car ried from the room. Hit Kyei Opened. .A message was sent to George RroegRfl meler. the County Undertaker, and he re sponded In about half an hour. Ha brought with him tho "cooling board" and his ap paratus for embalming- With tho assist ance of tome of tho woman's friends, her body was carried to another room and pliced on Ihe "cooling board." where It was allowed to Uo for awhile Tho usual procen of cleansing and bleaching was then resorted to and, at tho conclusion, the undertaker left tho room to procure tho shroud In which tho wom an was to be burled li. When he returned A FEW he lifted th- cloth which contained tho blcachlnir solution from the woman s face As he did so he thought he detected a slight movement of her eyelash He looked close at the e and saw the weight which had been placed on the !.,sh slide off to the floor. It was now the undertaker's turn to get pale H shook lire a It af with i ervuusness. Kv eold inspiration trl, lcW from his forehtad down his eh.eks He was not afreid to hurdle the dead, but to And a supposed dead woman moving her eyelash and shaking off a ropier weight was too much for him He turned to tho door of the loom as if to escape from the place. As ha loked around and saw that Urn woman was tlll lIng ns she had lwe-n placed, he returned and looked at lit r face Intently. By this time the copier on the other e-ve had slipped off, and her eves were now wide open They sparkled with n strenge luster. He grabbed the woman's wilst. It was warm, but he could feel no pulse, aid he placed his hand over hi r breast It was the same Then he icsorts to a secret te-st which 1 used bj undertakers, onl in cxlraordmarv eafes. anil where there is well-found.d doubt that the person is nut dead The t-t showed that th'ie was still some life In the woman, and Doctor W latt was hastily summoned. He made an en. imlnation and a few moments later the doctor and the un deitaker had carrlesl the woman Into her bed and the husband was told that he had not et lost his wife Doctor Wi.att r.airi poureel restoratives Into the woman anl after working ove her and ii'lrg artilicial rtsViration for over an hour his t-fforts were rewardtd bv see ing her regain 'onsoou'-mss pr.iers were being offered for the woman as the doctor ard his assistant worked, and when "he became restored a shout of praise went up which brought the neighbors to tho scene. Tnk.cn tu the Hospital. Supervisor of the Poor Wheeh r was sum moned and he ordered tho worn in reraovel to St. Mary's Hospital There the slsteis worked over her accorehng to the phjsl clan's direction, and as a result Ia"t even ing the Sister S-upcrior stated to a Be public reporter that she h iel no fear that the woman was in imme-diate danger of death. She stated that the patient had ap parentl been In an unusual state of coma and that this state had been mistaken, not onlv bj her friends, for de-ath. but also I) the" doctor and the undertaker, and that it was only by accident that she was snatched from the. brink of the grave. The woman M not able to talk when a Republic reporter called at the hospital last evening The sisters saj that they will enforce absolute quiet for several tlavs at least and think that at the end of this time she will be able to tell her cxperienc . Undertaker Broeggelmeyer said last evening that the experience was the strangest he has ever had He has han dled man de-ad bodies', but never has he seen one. supposed to be and pronounced dead, open his or her ejes nnd shake tho weights off the lashes. LVW i y?k rK T .public msTTuTiors $y 1Tp' p ifs is for- tRwcil yX - XSSr is roiTTAXPAYta i 77 AROP&fiiQHTHAnc; w--7 L 'V Sv-f HLLDIJP BYTnEQAiiC VL' '- y lrs CJ - ' ' . , . -" IZ' m Saj.s Eiif-Iaml Is a Nation of Shop keeper!', ami Piefei.s Peace to Conllicts. ONLY FIGHTS WHEN FORCED. I.clieves That Pritih ami Ameri can Inteiest- Are So Kntnnirled Thai an Alliame With the States lb a Necessity. 3 " SPKCIAL BY CABLn. Paris, Jan. 14 -(Copyright. 11" l Jam-, Gordon liennett )-Tho Matin will publi-h to-morrow (Moiid.. nn int. rvkw with I-ord Charles ltere-ford on tho war nil Kngland's position as, a maritime Tower. Tho lirst question u-ked li the orre spondent was ror-ardlng the poilnlity of Unglard r storing her lost prestige by a war with France. "I think such a supposition." decl.ii.il Lord Charles Reresford on thc war and Kngland Is not a warlike nation. Sho onl lights when forced. In Kn.rl.iiM the com mercial Interest is supreme. In otlur word-", we are a nation of sropkcoiwrs. and war between Frnne-e and England would ruin thousands of pciflc. ' On both sides of tho clianne" the forces which contribute to the rtiatntt nance of pe ico are much stronger than those which make for war" "As to lYance'.s colonies""' "Wo don't want them. To add them to our Immense empire would be danxerous " "Hut Mr. Chamberlain recently n.ado threat." Interrupted the Interviewer. "All men make mistakes, and It unnnt bo dcnld that Mr. Chamberlain's speech was a break. Air Chamberlain Is of a lighting nature, and as a politician, there fore. Is likely to pres himself with a cer tain force which he does i.ot mem :i a menace." "Do jou think Mr. Chamberlain will re main Ions In power?" asked the inter viewer. "Certainly." was the rep'y. "The nation has jrreat contideneo in him. and dot's not render him responsible fur what ha-, hap pened. Ho Is a strong man. a very strong man " "But. If Kngljnd did not desire war. why dld he net in the Fashoda affair with such brutality?" "That affair." said Lord ilurles Bcres ford, "wis not In the domain of ordinary diplomacy Wo warned France that anv at tempt to occupy Fisho'a. would be regarded i an unfrlendlv art. WV felt as juu would f el if an Knelish oftieer occupied Indo Chinese terrllorv ' I "I!ut If Russia, Trance and Germany tom- LETTERS SELECTED bine against T"ng!nnd?" asked the French lournall-t T believe the Hngllsh Meet is able to beat the- fleets of tho three Powers," was the an swer "It is probable that wo would e rush each fleet sparatelv before thej could ef fect a junttlon. Allies! fleets are never homogeneous .is is that of a single nation "Our resour.-es In men ard uiont are enormous, ard besides. tne Interests of Kng land aid Amtil'.i ate sU entarglcd. that union with the Mate-i seems to Hi" a nei,j sit i Jhls will t the work of to-morrow Our colonies will then havei mllitar eira.in dratloiiM carablo of tending help 'o the mother country "In ls-S Irane. could have defcatfd Knglaud Our ships; were insulllcl, nt and her arsenals empty, but all that Is changed now "Our fleet." continued lajrd Charles Bereford. ls Mron, r than liny other, because It in ceinst ructesi on pr.trih.il lin. s. "A- -Hirards our army, things an- verj ellffere'nl Our armv Is orgnnizesl Ijj poli tlilans and Unancler. well Inti ntio-ie-d. but lncomi-etttit and without real le-pon-i bilitj "i one v. Ill atti'ck at tho present mo ment the- mn at the head of the ami, but after the w lr we will go into tho ejues 'ion or responsibilities After the war the armv will be reorganized " "Do jou think conscription will tome-" asked the Int, ivI-weT. "So" lcpli'd Ixtrd CharltH Beresford "Conscrlpttim Is so utter oproed to the spirit f th- Knsllsh people that 1 think the reorganization of the armv on a pric tleal basis, with an augmentation of the nuralirr uf nun. will sutllco." HOME FROnTbOER WAR. Lieutenant ("eorj-e Clark Ai lives at New Yoik. ItBPUr.l.IC-SPECIAU New York. Jan. H First to arrive In this country from the seat of wnr in the Trans vaal Is Lieutenant George Clark, a second l.leuiennnt In General Gatacrt's division of mount tin scouts. and a oung man who tir.els the true gavety of nations on the bat tlelleld. Lieutenant Clark, whose home is in this cit, arrived to-day on the St. Paul. In his brown khaki uniform, tmmel boots and with a clanking sword, he prxsented a verv soldlerly figure "I am home on convalescence." said Lieutenant CI irk "I had a bad fall from a. horse, the animal rolling over me. .uid my condition was by no means Improved by an a! tack of fever that follow ed "The American soldier Is a better soldier than 'Tommy Atkins. " Lieutenant Clark continued, "but Tommy is better fed and cared for. I served in CuTia during the late war with Spain." -V-s. v' il i"" VJ-r; l.VIntion- Willi Eimlaml Now P.e Iicwd to Have Keached a Serion- Si at-. RIFLES ON THE BUNDESRATH. rCaiM--'- Iii-isenee I'pon an Kv- ilanalion of the Seizure Ke rsiitli'il as lndiiatiii"; a Grau- Complicalioii. nii'i.o on thi: in miiii viii. v 4 tl'CCIAMn i iti.n. 4 Indon Mir!i. Jan I", (Cop- lclit. i: In J.nins Gordon Hen- 4V nttt)- Itilles h.i. ben disioered III the ciruo of tlit- Gimin null stt nn- O 4 it Hutidi ruli. reientl seized off s Ixlipoi l!i b a I'rllisli cruiser and s taktn t luirban. The search is still 4V 1'ioeefdirs I'.erlin. Jin. II Urports are jmblihe,l to ils, from Willit Imshaven that the tlrst t;, r inan ironclvl siiiailron Is eoinpitil ready to ilrpart for action within twinty-four hours M'.IUOlN COMri,ICTI. Washington. Jan 14 Germany's Insist ence upon an Immediate answer from Great lirltaln relative to the seizure of the ltun-di-'-riith and otlur Germun ves-.'Is Is re Kardtd here as Indlc.itlnr a s, rlous diplo matic lomplieatloii for Grtat llrltain In WuhIni;toji olllilal ami diplomitlc clr les a strontr bt liff x.Isls that thi dijilo matio nlations bftween Gtrmanv and Great lirltaln are not as agreeable as thty were four weeks k". on KrutimK rnllrel distimt from t!io-e r, latins to the i apt lire of German merchmtimii bj llrltlsh crpts r. The otftiif-iie and defni-Ive alliance that was about to be formed hrtuetn the two mtio-, with absorption of the I'o-fisu.'-e loloiiit.s by liotli ns the bond of sjmpathj, sterns to have bien ffeetmll chivktl. Tlie Geimin terms. It is siiected. wm. In the llrltlsh jc", entlrelv too hlirli. Gn-at llrlt ain. it Is a'sumeil, was willing to mtk an arrar.iremt nt ntreeable to Germain- s, far is South Africa was concerned, but ! iectel to the G. rraaa plan of HivurlnK an other foothold on th. Aslitlc malnlanl by the occupancy of .Macao, a Tortui;ueo pos s ssion The diplomatic nirents of the I'nltol States In Ku-opi are making daily repjrts as to tht suin.,irfi, o developuit ins, so far an thev can be d ermined. and the opinion hero 13 that unless tht tension is shh re lieved. Gnat IErttaln will be in. Paced as seriously as she when the I'nPed is for. cRnoue, itota SflFt LICHT ift PUBLIC iriSTITUTIOnSTOnflNOLE FROM THE POLITICAL ALPHABET FOR S'atea broke up tho European concert bv cVclarieg for the oien door in China and Ii'iuandiuc; from th nations In lut "rent written guarantee pledging thoiivelvcsi tee the sari,- pollcv Itusshv's actlvlt K perhaps the mot elo eiuent commentarv on the gravltv of the sltuitl,,n. Hussli Is known to be actively euc.iKed In pushing her outposts on tho Afghan fruitier with a view to ultimately sweepins ihreiugh Persia for the purpose of securing tin outlet to tho Persian Gulf. No one knows whit Is actually happening In this quarter of the globe, but If. as hinted will occur, Bussla should practlcally 1. 1. I ... ... 1 !. .. ,... annex J few ii iou ue nssuiiieu in . ve--many approves of Itussli's design The German complacencv In that eve nt would be secured by Uusslan concession in the matter of railroad? through Hus-dan T.-r-ritor into the transcaucaslan cottntr-. the objective point being the laist ludi in trade now controlled by Great Britain. In a word, if ll.rm.inv and Great Britain do not anaiist matt, rs amicably verv soon, the ceiiiip. nsatlon "f the Kuropt an contlnen l.i I Powers for IlruMi operations In South Africa will be taken in Asia. IlltlllslI IUVM1, S U IIMI. Ixr..iv,n, .Ian lj A dlspatcli to the Times from Lorenzo Marquez sivs. "The British Consul has Is-tied a notice warning British subjects .gainst enlist ing for service with the Boers, trading with the Kepubllis or treason iblp conduct In the Transvaal "Ilerr Pott has protected against this notice, as constituting .in Interference with the sovereign rights of Portugal " TESLA'S WONDERFUL CLAIM. Pioposes Wireless Telegraphy Ue tween New Yoik and Paris. ItEPPItLlC S-rKCIAL. Denver. Colo , Jan. 14 Nikola Tesla pro poses to telccraph from New- York to Paris without wires He arrived jesterday from Colorado Spring, where ho has betn working secrttlv, nnd announced that he had perfcctetl a svstcm of wireless, teleg raphv vastly superior to that of Marconi. He left for New York last night. Said Mr. Tesli: I "I did not come to Colorado for my health. nit to learn the effect of dry air and high altitude upon the machine I have perfected. Tho benefits of my machine during a sta 1 fight cannot be estimated. It will aid In doing etenaiy wvm "The leauty "f my machine Is that It can trarsmit power over si'Verul thousands of miles without wlrts I "Now. the Marconi sstrm is useless m distances of more than lt mile- An op- orator can read a message In transit by the Marconi s?ten It i tmposj'.hle to do this with mv rrnc"lne I eKs-t to send mes siges to Pa-Is during the Fair I'lir Missouri Thrrnlrnlnc Mon.lu,, imrll. cloud) Turstliij ; inrinl.lr i Iniln. I'ur Illinois 1 hrrleiiliji lo,i.I.-i-uiul Tut-ilii; t norllicnlrrl nlmu. TaRe. 1. Warren Goes b Way of Weenrn. Gtruinn Scpiadron lled to Ih-pirt Suposi-d Curiwo It turned to Life. Iyird I!ersford Olsciisses War. I la ni tt Names Senator Hoar. 2. btrlkinir Accounts of War In Africa. Was to a ShootlnK Mood. No I'l.iee for KnKland. ItcsoUed to Aid lloers. Hoirs !U-entorced. .'!. I.ed Them a Mtrrj- Chase Hid Ktperlenio of a rhrenolocist. I'ittsburK Wants McKJnley. WIs County Wi nt Ir.v. St Jl iry's, H-i Wreik. Loottd the Churche". I rrmons and Services at the Churches. i. Inflm nre of Uelicion on War. Ttstlmoin Begins To-Day. Alealid, r Majors De.nl. Orphans' Society l'lnj. I'nlttd Mine Worktrs. Turin en In Concert. C Udltorlal. The StaKe. Iii-inwr.it Will lie Named Novel Measures rending Action 1'rofissor Adler's View of MarriaRe. I .dnu Mil! itwturus With New J'restise, 7. Shermim sVks ice TresMrnc!. Murrietl Hid Mother-ln-I-iw. Governor McI.Hiirln III. Her Sacrifice for I-ove. ljne llobbir's Darius. To Assist the Ncuro. Tanner's Policy. S. .Ine and Ix-ad Ileport. IeUsat llurkf Criticised The Weather Hulletln. Went to Salem. lllver News. 10. Charley Klllson Dffimls Hlmsell. West I'nds I'laved Great Football. McCoy Fajs II AVah Not Wrom;. Smarting Cndir G-ie Crltklsin Three Mt-n I'nder Arrest. Gentrv'8 Hacinc: Hecord. Uiuisvllle Jockey Club. I'lorlssant l'pi t. 11. Movement of Grain, f otton Quotations I.lve Stock Markets. 12. Pour YounR Men Amoujr the Missini;. II. & Will Spend Many Millions. Mrs Marj Jcnnlnss Dead. To Aid the World's Fair. Jtfferson Club ""lections. Treatnl to a Surprise Professors Are I'lilted. Italian's Brave Act. Paid for His Fun. tSr0R2fcqun"HEin. THC 0rtECDL&P0WaJ I" I JH CUJ roll IMIII'I, M'KS. SPKCIAL BV CAULK Durban, Jan. 12. (Copyright. l?t. b W" H Hearst) Buller'B call for nm- bulances has resulted In the dispatch of two corps, aggregating 1 4"J men. It Is expected tiny will have plent of work to attend to SEIZED CHINESE GUNBOATS. Hattle Followed the Action of French Vessels. Tacoma. Wash . Jan. 14 Th- steamer Kim Branch brings news from Slianghal that French watships hive taken posses sion of Kwong Chan Wan Bav, where a lKjundary dispute hu.s b.eti pending for sev eral montl-H The Kreriih exinunenced op erations by seizing two Chinese gunboats. destroiug their guns and ammunition and taking the ottietrs aboard the French ship us prtsom rt The warships then shelled twent Chinese village., compelling the Chinese Ircops to move buck. A four hours' buttle took place at Vegluoe. In which the French lost four killed and twenty-eight wounded. The Chinese loss v.as heavier After the Chlreso retreated j the French forces were divided Into four , expeditions, which pillaged and burned many villages- on their march back to the .seashore Several mandarins surrendered to prevent the burning of their towns. They were held as hostages to prevent retaliation by the natives. BOERS ARE "CLAMOROUS. They Want to Attack Met linen at the Modder. By J II Wright. J.pecir.1 Cnrrei't'ur.dent uf Th- Itfimblic and New York Journal, with General MMhun's Fcrce. Modder River, Jan. i:. (Copyright. 10. by W. It, Hearst.)-Slnce the battle of M.i gersfonteln a marvelous change has been effected at Modder River. Where the en emy's shelW fell thickest there are now i huge engineering depot, railway plant and "tores, with two naval twelve-pounders mounted in a position covering the Rocr right flanlc , Spies report that the Boers at Mage-r-fontein are restive over tho British inac tivity, and that the joungcr men are clam oring for an attack. Sa It Wit's His Ami Kp.uiMon Speech That Caused die Philippine War. WAS CABLED TO KONG-KONG. President of the .Inula Then Sent It to the Pilipinos The Sena tor Kef uses to Jiiscuss the Statement. "hlcic.o. III. Jan 11 John Barrett for mrr Pnited States Minister to Sun for the first time puhllclv named Semitnr Hoar la-t niht .it Iik Pore.t I'nlversltj- as th Pnited S'ates Senator whose antl-expars"n speech was cabled to Honr;-Konir. ard sul eiintlv put in the hinds (,f thi- Pilipiro soldiers ciiisina:. ns Mr Barrett I'elleves. the open insurrection. IVesiuentlv this sperrji and Its prr-si'm-d effect have been mentioned, and the re idir public has connected the mine of Sen-itor IPar with It and It i probable that Mr HirrMt weull not lave ,'e, the lawmak er's name on this s-rnson had h- rot bun facing an itidlene. known to be larfrelv hostile to th administration's polli v In tin Oriental islands It .ipppar", furthrr. from ti rj-MlnlKter's pee h. that th- Gov.rn ment has .Uncovered prlvati ly the xt ifii s by which the antl-ennlon address reached I.Tizon There whs much Interei; In the reception that Mr Barrett's speech would meet At tho close of the miftini; he was theered and th" aiidienco wait"'! In line to hakti bunds with him In the course of his addrt-ss. which was on thi Keneral sui,j,'ct of tin- Philip; ines, Mr Barrett said It hail bei-i discovered in the Government's InveitlKatlon tint S'-nn-tor IBiar's spt-eeh was rabl'tl In tipher and In fraKments to Paris whre It was put torollicr and forw-arded to Hom;-KonR The messago included s. veral thousind words, and the for transmlssioi. nai nild to have been f.C"0 It lnterest-.l the e'overnment to know what friends the I II ipinos had a I this time who we-e In a po sition to send the message 'I wis In Honir-Kon? at the time" s. Mr llarre-tt. "and I remember the Incident distinctly I v.as conilmr downstairs in tho hotel, when 1 met the president of the Homr-Ke-nc Junta, and he had In his lmi.il the len? dlspi'cn he- hid Ju-t le-eUveJ It pvi' a larc. part of Senator Hoar's spch in full and t summirv of tiie r.st of I' I asked tho preslilrnt what he was uo'.n to do with it. ard he told me "hat 1 rrea-t ti eond li to th. olllcers of tho nrmv In the Philippines He was urped not to il -but he protested that It had beer, pr'nttt ,i the Pnited States and was publli pnsTii "Pour davs after tha spiech had 1-n delivered It was the hands if tho-'! who saw an opportun'tj to make political e.ijd TfA 15 rOFL 0IR.T AND UjDAR.Vrj5S.TQ0. THE EDUCATION OF tal of It. The speech was publlshe! an ! llstilbutpel union,? the- soldle's. and 1 be lleve It was the culmlratlng Influence th it brought tibeeit the open Insurrection Th's speech, vo'i must rememler, vvas delivered before there wss nn open Insiirret Hon " PLEA FOR SOLDIERS. Se.ffeanl Petiin Sas They Need Keli'itiiiN Opportunities. Detroit, Mich. Jin II Sergeant John Howe Pevtoii who spent several mouths In the Philippines s an authorised Jgcnt of the Protestant Kpl-copal Church and of the Brotl.erhood of St Andrew. iidlresed two large audiences in Detroit churclits this af ternoon and evening The speakT r.lternted hit d,nial of the ra lical ftntemer.ts attributed to him as to the alleged excess, of evil Influences in Mi t.Ua. but he made an intent plea for finan cial aid for the work of improving th, re ligious opportunities fur the soldiers who, while llghtltg the battles of the Bepiiljll,-, are he sji,I iartlcularlv outside of moraliz ing Influences, aside from military restrain;. IGNORES fHESTATEMENTS. Senator Hoar Declines to Uejily to Mr. Hanett. Washington. Jan 14 Senator Hsar to night declined to take any notice eif state ments attributed to Mr Barrett. ex-Min-isttr to Slam. In nn address on the Philip pines question The Senator said that General Otis's re torts give the fullest tie count of the events that led to hostilities an! that he expecn. as je has nlread given notice, to deal with the whole matter In the Senate DECLINES TO MAKE THE RACE. Mayor Harrison Kef uses the Xomi nation for (Jovernor. Chicago. Ill, Jan. 14. Mayor Carter Har rison to-day refused formally the offer of the Democratic nomination for Governor. He was waited on by Chairman Watson of , the Democratic State Comrrittee. in com- j pany with former Congressman Hlnrlchsen I and M. F. Punlap of Jacksonville, nominee of tho party for State Treasurer In &. and asked If hi Informal declination of the nomination was final. They urged that it was his duty to the State Democracy to ac cej.t the nomination and make the race. The Mayor replied that he did not look at it In that light; that there were plenty of gcod men who would make acceptable candidates and he must decline. ' m To Attack lloers' Left While Uuller Tries on thc Right. FIGHTING REPORTED Many Rumors That Rat tles Along the Tu gela Are Begun. ROIJERTS'S CABLE. lie Says the Situation Is Unchanged Colenso Seems Deserted. SI'E'-IM. P.Y e-MII.K Loudon. M. nd.iv. J,n 1 .- (C-pv right. 1). bv Janus elordon Be-nettj Thi ili patch from Its spuial correspond, nt Is published by the Pally Mall "Putt tinarltzburp, Pridaj I Ir-irn fiom in arrival from the fiont that Sir Charles Watren has machtd wish 11v men east war 1 from PrtT. via Wceni'i. "si out si f.mml no sisns of the enemy at GrobWs Kloof, vvlillt Colen-o I-i a-eer-lili.ed to be deserttsl. It Is assumed that General White's success .it Lad smith, ha broktii the Boers' heirts and that the ene mv are f.iilim; back "It Is reported from the '"ululand bvrder that fie women have Ken s nt fcr by thel husliands at the front. ovvinK to the Kreat slaughter nnr Ijdv smith This Is helfrved to Ir.dlcate that the Boers are preparing to leave, the Colon. "All the ii'lonlal l're'sular troops have lisn pla -tsl mid, r Sir i'harles Warren's .-ommaud "ICMI'II'WT I)sPTClt. I.don. MiTidav. Jan. 1". (Copv rlijht, 3' b) .limes Gordon It nnttt I The Dallv Tel vrn; h itildishis th, followim; sitjnltlcant il'siaifii fr,ni Its' var eorre-XMndent, Mr. Peine t Burl, ich which taken with Gen- ril Buller's advace to Sprmi;:ieI,I .ml lVtirietii s Dnft. sntis to in II. ate a de t rmlne.1 ffort to push ihroui;U to l.ady smlth Prere- '"amji. w edneda N.lit On be- 15 FOR LICHT A "lilCElTlirfCA'TrnCHT tj . MR. ST. LOUIS TAXPAYER. halt" of the Dailv Te'egrarh I am taking "P a w.Koii loatl of little luxuries for free dis tribution arnniu- our truois In Ladvsmith The arlel-s lnili.de liquors for tho Inv illds. jik.i tj.arette.s and full half as mauj ci gar, together with Jams and fruits. "Po-slbli ou mav not heir from tno dur ing the n xt tw tla8 or so. but, believe me. all vc III go well The weather continues dry. All Is quiet at Colenso ard Ladysinlth '" niipits- Dici;s Bir Headquarters nt Colenso. Thursday, J.m 11. via Pre torbi. via Lorenzo Manpiez. Pritla. Jan L'Kver tiling points to a gretit battle within the next fovr e"aj. Lailvsmltl, for ihe last two nights has been tiring rockets. The object If not kncivui here HUGHS' -l()t UMi: I's, I.atlv mith. I'ndav. Jan li (By Hello graj h The besiegers have been epiiet for two daS but i .in be seen in active move ment on distant Mil. We have perceived two small bodies gal loping with two machine guns. Tlie Boer heav plct on Bulwana Hill has not been flresl for two dasc .More lli..r dead have been found at tho base of Caescir's Camp. All Is well here. iivtti.i: itKPim-i i:i ov. SPKCIAL BY CABLK. Durban. Jan Jr. (O.pv right. K. by W. It Hciirs! l At last there I new of Gen eral Warren's mising division, although that news H not vry detinite It Is learned here that he has left Prero with a strong fl!ng column to co-operate with General Buller. It is also Teporle-d hero that he-avy fight ing I going on at three p-oints. IIOIIKR'IS ItGl'OltT.S M ClI.WGi:. Ixmdon Jan. 15 Thc War Otlice isiie,l at midnight a dispatch from Field Marshal Roberts, dated Cape Town. Saaday. Janu ary 14. S3o p. m. salng: "There is no change In the situation to day." Tho War Office simultaneous! Diiblished the following from Lord Roberts, dittdt Cope Town. Janaary 13. 3,0 p. m "Mtithuen's cavalry rcconnoissance re turned on Janu ir 11. Went twenty-three miles Into Free State. Country clear of ene my, except patrols "All is quiet at Modder River. "French reconnoltertd around the-enems left flank on January 10. Advanced from Sliumgir's Farm on January 31, with cav alr and l.ore artillery to bombard Doer laager east of Coleburg Junctiun. but was unable to outflank the enemy. "Reconnolssance eif avalr and mounted infantrv pushed north of Rnstapd's Nek and Ceititlnneel nn I'ngre Two. is air afEEiiciaE .i:i:i:h i. u it m:s. e,e ral W irri. s tivisio-j 11 m) str n. i mar hlnir e stw t f-rm I rtr,- to at Hi' k th, Boers' 1 ft Uink IPilb r is c.p'.ratint; on the- rlshl Hark Battles are reportetl prtereiins alnns; tho TiiEela. but tht re Is t cf li, iI inl"matb,n. I-'td Kobeits rejmrts to the I,r don War tiftke. under dat of s trdav. thtt "there Iwis ln i chanj. In the sltitation " Advires frem the Boer eanip i' e'oien.o say that a bt;r Wittle is i nnnent. aid tlut l-nlysmith lui-s h" firing roikep. at niRht The Btrs a-e unable to eplaln why th ro n ets are Tir i.p. Tho ISoers' official, rcifrt of th l,,t-i ;,i I,dypmlth on Jaruar ' w -en th-, Brltlth suffered lSn a t.e. sii that twentj-odd bur were killed and sevcntv-,n wo ndtl. Jlethueti sent a cavalry n-ium twent miles Into t! 0 Free S'atc .i reeoti'.ci-'san-e. The nurcomba ant rctirisl before the British, who tin ountere! in- armed Boers Too Boer-5 al'Mj; the Ti.cela arc m.ikinir pnpari'lons to check the at tempted t lrnins movement made by the British o O o o o V B SITUATION SUMMARIZED. London Believes That Fighting Is is Progress on the Tugela. I5V .MILTON V. SNYDEi:. SPKCIAL nv CABLE London. Mend iv, Jan 1" tCoprnc '. j IC.". bv James Gordon Bennett.) Althouch there Is ever reason to supposo that tlitht ing is In progress on t-io Tugela, no report bus been allowed to com. thrjuih since Buller's statement of hi arrival at Jo' Kieter's Drift. s0nie twenty miles wet o his former position ne-ir Colenso. In eonneetion with this movement G n ral Warren, either on Thursday or i'r -day. moved with his force. numV-l ; about 1 ".' m"n. In the direction of W n,n to h eastward, vhlc.i would irivo i eolor to the report that both flanks of tho j Boer army a-e belntr threatir.'.d. As it rre- 1 mirary to this movement. Mount Inhlawe, to the e-ast of Ci'Ienso and on the south h S rCRTHEVOTfT ne nusT rtoTir 111 bank of ths Tugela, must be cleared of tho Boer foro holding It. a otherwise this force might be a bin to threaten the Brit!s"i line of communications. It Is quite posFtblo that '."arren will co-operate in an attack upon this position. Now that the Tugela U running at flood, the time seem favorable for such an at tack, ns under the circumstances it would be dllllcult for the Bocri to re-enforce the'r men on the south bank of the rller excep b a puntcon bridge, which. It Is believed, they have constructed". In the absence cf any official news thi War Ollico remaining obdurately silent London on Sunday was full of rumors. It was freely reported ti.at engagements had taken place at three different points alon the extended Boer lines. As a matter of conjecture there may be something In this, fcr there Is reason to suppose that some- thins was done against Colenso simultane ously with the seizure of Potgletcr's Drift. It l quite possible that the double Hanking policy may be attempted both east ami vies!, except thit the ground on the cast Is raoro dlSicult tlian in tho neighborhood of Springfield, where Buller Is supposed to be operating. If lighting really occurred at three points .vestuday or Saturday, they would mot likely be Mount Hlaigwnne. Colenso and some spot north of Potglelet's Drirt. mark ing a step in that pTocess of enveloping tho Boens to which General BuIIir Is obv1oti3ly committed Burleigh' IllKpiitrli. In this connection. Mr. Bennett Rarleigh. the veteran correspondent of tho Dally Tel egraph, sends a dispatch which, while con ceived In language vague enough to meet tho necessities of the censorship. Is preg nant with meaning It would appear that Mr. Butltlgh has himself accompanied th division which moved westward, and it It likely, therefore, that thij main attack looking to the relief of Ladysmlth will be delivered by Buller. A brief dispatch from lord Roherts. tha first the. new Commander-ln-Clile.f his sent, which the War Office Issued at midnight, tends to puzzlo the public. It was dated Sunday, and simply says: "No change in tho situation to-day," but du- not stato since when there has been no change, anl the re Is no Information as to what the situ ation has really been since Tuesday. Tho wholes position of affairs on the) Tugela ts enveloped in mvstery, which can only be understood as Implying that opera tions of critical importance are going on. The nistery is further deepened by a dis patch from the Boer headquarters which, although issued on Thursday last, makes no mention or General Buller's flanking move ment (n thc direction of i'otgieter's drift. It Ls Impossible that this movement could not have been known to the Boers, because It must have been In progress for two or three days, and General Buller himself states that the Boers were Intrenched four and a half mil's north of his advanced petition. for. Mf?,mL. 00DoT Ml mm fmw i.