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?vjwjAysv.sVNAVSr .vvwva ST. LO m n TO-DY'S REPUBLIC: Tae Sptclmt Mall eaittos ir Printed lit Three Parts. THeSueamy XmgatfBa! I'riuttil la One Part. PART I JilVy L ; ,., fi A Jl. At I'AVxJiB. mi-vuiuHT, isjo. l'.v itiilisheiis. geup.gb KN.rp & company. 0 WrfWVVWV. V WWAA1 CvAn'VVvvwA!V,vwvG I'KICE l-TYE CENTS. ST. LOUIS, MO.. SrXDAY. .JAXrAIJYlM. WOO. NIXETY-SECOXD YEAR. '. - vr Y jf IJTTU n TTTTi S-J U' B S P-S w JI j u IlliU j V I. V AMERICANS SAY THE BRITISH WILL LOSE, i Less Than Half of tin- Adult I'.oers Thus Far Ilae I'.i . 11 Called to Anns-. PROVISIONS ARE PLENTIFUL They Haw Ammunition Enough for Three Years, and Every ' Yirtory lias lleen Won With Inferior Fonts HY THOMAS F. MILLARD. Adn. Mrl jv. Jan. 8. -t.c. pyricht. I. bv Jarais Gordon Hi r.nett.V Aineri. in pas sengers on the steamship Km nig (rum the Transv.-t-l m ike the following statements concerning the war: The total of the Boer losses In the entire war in killtd, wuuicicti' and prisoners. In cluding recent battles, does not exceed 8J0. and less than half the adult Doers are cow under arms, the Government not hav ing yet required the services of all burgh ers. The Boers have ammunition to last for three years, and Pretoria Is provisioned for ono year. All the Boer victories have been won by forces greatly Inferior to the British in r.umbers. The Boer plan of campaign H purely de fensive and they are confident that they can maintain the Transvaal borders against any number of British which can be sent against them. Two of the three Americans with -whom 1 talked believe that the British cannot successfully operate with less than 3"0, troops In the field and the third Is con fident that the Boers v?UI eventually win. They all agree that the British prisoners end wounded are being roost kindly and humanely treated. ' A gentleman whose name I cannot quote, vbut who should know the Transvaal side. awe me the following Interview: Tho rumber of Boers in the field has Keen greatly exaggerated. I am confident that they have less than 2i.U0. but as many more are pady to answer the call of the Government whenever needed. "There are plenty of Mausers and am inanition for all. In no battle have the Boers had more than 4. .C" men engaged. "They had that number opposed to Gen eral Buller at Tugela. "At Nicholson's Nek the British had re trratei to a strong position on a rocky kopje. There they were isolated from tho rest of the army ar.d attacked by L3""l Boers. They lost S00 in killed and woundeJ. and the rest surrendered. It was Majuba Hill over agiln. "Tho Boers have really completely beaten the British !n every engagement nf any Ixjortance so far. an a the British have not yet learned to light the Boers. "Any statement of inhumanity to tbe British wounded, or maltreatment of pris oners, is absolutely untrue. Tho ave age Boer, for all that has been said about hi, ignorance and narrow-mindedness, fully realizes that Tommy Atkins is not respon sible for the war. "It can do England no credit to discredit the Boers. The Transvaal la surrounded on all fid's by hills peculiarly adapted to the method of defense In which the Boers are jkl!Jcd. and to penetrate that lino of defense I a tnste of the cost of which I think the f' English nation has formed no adequate idea. "General Joubert Is s.ifferlng tempory disability from a rupture, caused b hard riding, but his advice Is Invaluable, to the Boers. General Joubert will come out of this war. whitettr it result, a bright l.ure in history ' ANTI-GOSSIPSOCIETY. Spiinjllipld I.adios to I'oifcet a Xotc Organisation. ItKTVni.If- pprjt ial. Sprlnglleld, Mo.. Jan 3) -An anti-gossip sot lety has been organized in this r' . t an aftern in card club yesterday tlv I lea was suggested by Mrs Mosher The mem bers pledge th-m-eive t.i speak no ell word of any othrr woman. Thf membe--fthlp Is unlimited, and veiy worann in fpringfield. rtganl!es of condition or de nomination. Is most cordially invited to Join, and all members are urged and ex jiected to do all In their power to bring others Into this new s'ciety. There are to be no dues, no officers, no rrgu ar tn-etlngs; nothing but the simple pledge. The idea was received by all tho'o pres ent In the most responsive manner, nil sig nlfjlng their mot hearty approval, anil promising their warrant co-op-rat I n. It will !e known as the Woman's Felf E eva ting Society, and its existence is t" continue . f ot ever. The organization of thl club will take optlnlte shape nrxt Monday at Mrs. Mosher's. KILLEDBYACUBAN. Lieut. Smith Disarmed ihc Mail Who Shot Him and Then Hied. PI'KCIAL, BY CABLE Fantlago. de Cuba, Saturday. Jan. 10 (Copyright lSrn. by James Gordon Bennett.) Lieutenant J. V. Smitlt. formtrly of Colonel Hood's regiment of Immune, and since Its dlsbandment Collector of Customs at Glbara. died to-day In thai town .is the tesult of an atnput ition of one tr his legs He was wounded In the thigh by the edi tor of EI National, who had criticised In Insulting language IJout. n.mt Smith's ad ministration of custom affairs. Lieutenant Smith met the editor in the street about a week ago and requesl.-d an apology. The editor drew a revolier ami shot the IJeuteram In the thigh. Lieuten ant Smith took the reolver from the Cuban and handed the latter over to the police. Later blood-poisoning dc eloped ar.d am putation wis reported to, but the opera tion was all In tain and Lleutenint smith died this morning tn great agutij. The Cuban Is under arre-t WILSON LIBERATED ON BOND. Former Asylum Tuistce Returned to Kinniiiiidy. iiEri.-pi.ir special. Teoria. 111.. Jan 2). Former Trustee Wil son of the asylum, who was arrested at hU home in Kinmundy Friday morning by lxputy Sheriff Johnston of Peoria County on a charge of forptrj, i- brougbt t'i l'eorla to-aay. arriving early this after noon. The prisoner remained In the custody of the Glierlff. but before evening ho was 1 b crated on $10,000 bond and returned to hu home to-night. TWO MURDERERS LYNCHED BY A MOB. (icoijje ai.il IM Silliee Taken Pioin , l.ul :tl Foil Si-ni, am! Handed. ANOTHER ESCAPES VIOLENCE. KltltT of thi? Virtims Dis I'liisiim the Crowd Tlii'.v Wt-ro Con vifttKl of ICiiliuj; l.i-o jmltl Kdliugvr. KEPI lUJfSITriAU Ftrt sk-ott. K.is Jan. 30 -The ldies of Gtorpe and Ed Sllbee. a'iij- M.tk-. .f K ui sas City, t-,.iviti-d last Miilay of the mur der of Leopold Kdlinser. a young Gfrma.u near this tuj. in K-t o'. are to-nuut haniruiK b the nr K. to n.ar-h tr.es in 'he Jail yard here. dtad. A dt't.-rnur.vd mob did the work. The barbtd wire trocha surrounding the Jail i a. wrei'k, the immense doors leading Inta the pri.i:i ire liatter.d. twisted and torn, and tho inside of the jail looks as if It had been a wooden tv in the hand .f a jr'an: Both men died game. George Sllbee placed the hms abtidt Ms own neck anl diej cursing the crowd Jut before be wis swung lnln eternity he turned and calltd to his brother: "D n jou. die game." He tried to get a knife f r m a bo as thev left the jail, and when the tree to which he was hanged was r ltheil. stat-d in earn tones that he h.mself sbot Edllngcr. and th-it Amos PNlli struck Mm on the held w.th an as. He further sj.id that hi brutht r E.I did not t ik- part in the crime, but th Ihilllps was guilty "as hell." "Be sure to gft Phillips" he urged. Then cnine hts last words. nhKh were. "Mil now. you all. hang me." and up he went. Ed was calm, but not braien like his broUivr. He aid: "Hang me. if you will, but I did not help kill Kdllnger George shot htm. an I Phillips hit him with an as " lie got no further. Four or Ave men bad. him bv the feet. The noose was around his neck. tj" rope ot.r a tree limb and a dozen ineSf seriously pulling at the end of it. Ed. the jounger brother, suffered the more, and his face and neck were badly bloated George died without a straggle. The authorities st-'md absolutely awe stricken and powerless, and nothing ha been dono with the bodies. They liaiw dangling In the air. with the whole town out to view the sight The mob began to gather at dark, but was neer noisy and untd the rush was made on the Jail no unsual noise was made. At about 5 o'clock this evening the offi cers discovered that the SUbee brothers, the first men convicted of this mnrdcr. had been - w'K l, the case and ofter Jail doors, ard had saved the hinges. A num ber of policemen and all the deputies were called together bv the Sherlf and an at tempt made to drive the pi isoner back Into their cells, whereupon they made a des perate attempt to t sejpc Ueputy Sherfff Allen and Patrolman Beh ner entered the corridt r unarmc d. w hen Ed Silltee struck Allen oer the he.id with an iron bar. knocking him down. The officer 3" game, jumped to his feet and a terrible struggle began between the four men. The guards, at the door te.gan to tire Into the air In an attempt to frighten the pris oners, but this did not work, and Behr.er's revolver wn handed to him and he shot Geerge Silbec in the leg. This brought the desperate men to thtlr senses, and they returned to their celi The people were undoubtedly provoked Into action by this nsnu!t. When the of fi ers finally succeeded In getting the brothers Into their cells thev were shack led and handcuffed, and were hanged wear ing these adorr mints. When the mob fir.-t approaehe! the Jail George Silbec pulled himself ,nto the win dow nearest the crowd ard began talking to tbe people ind cursing them When the crowd got lnHe the Jail be yelled to the other prisoners that a crajs game wan go ing on. he guessed, and then went to his death without a murmur as to his fate, simply villifing everything a-id everbo'. efter hanging trc Slibee brothers the mot. started lmek Into the jail after Phil lips, the third prisoner convicted of being connected with the Edling' r murder, but rumor got out that he had been taken away and no extensive sear h was midt for him. He was In a back cell of the Jail, and i- thre now. but It li not believed tint any further artlon will be taken. Phillips. Is the l:a.es Count. Missouri, farm er, who confessed the crime In the Lp glnnlng. but who now claims to be Inno cent. The people generally are not sure that he Ik perfectly sane, and are inclined to give him tho benefit of the doubt. This Is a determined community and has a num ber of times taken the law into Its own h .nas, when It seemed that mci were guilty of a great crime. The people thought apltal punishment should be yHen, nut this, is r.eer Inflicted it: this State. When the motion was Hied th's morning for a new trial of Alilus Phlllips.County At torney Sheppard submitted the affidavit of the Sheriff to the efftct that Phillips last night agiin confessed that he iu guilty of partitipation in the killing of Eiilmger and vMr.tetl to nil the who'c storj. This morning, however. Phillips again swore that he was Innocent. Murder ot :?il!Ittger. The Silbee were convicted of murdering l-opold Edlinser. near Fort Scott, on No trr.ber 1. A chain of circumstantial evidence con nected with the killing of Kdllnger two )nung m.n. George and Ed Slltee. one of wh-im at leist was known to have traveled with Edllngt-r in a wagon. The limp bid of a man which after several 'lays, proved to be that of Edllnger was dragged from Milt Creek. For a time no one could lueutlfy the body. Then Joe Englerth, c gr eer on the Eait Side of Fort Scott, recognized it as that of a man who h.tl lti at his store three weeks before with a companion. The two men traviled in a wagon, and had apparent!) come from Edlinger's home, near Butler. Mo. The Silbees were apprehended near Stock ten. Mo . on descriptions, furnished by several country persons who had seen two campers en the road over which Edllnger lrce. The mtn claimed to be brothirs. but were not well known in that part of Missouri, except to one Oscar Edsel, who made their acquaintance at Kuckvilk, Mo. They hail bought a twtnty-acre tract of land In the woods near Edsel s UIk1 had nutj curaMi-r.ib!c personal property onto the jilate, intending as they said, to Mart a chicken ramh As Ed, ci had iKnc ccn t.dirable Lusiniso with the Silt - he took I GERMANY NEWLY AROUSED. by Tim AssooLvrm pitrss I!, rlir.. Jan 3). The tone of the British comir.tnts on Count Von l'u.-liwN . pfli ta the Kelt list aK yestrrdaj. gives uffen-e her-, and it eausliig a fr li iiut'rel. of bitter ftcllng T'i Gi'M'intni lit is un-l.-r'-'otwl to be displeased Willi the re ptn n f tin- r.irtiii' Jlmli-ier's ph in Kngland. and tb ii-8 tint .m..tli.-r G. mini -lup 1ih bt!i "itpturtd aunt fush fiivl ti thf llanit O Th apt t- ask linw th.- mzurc of a -hip with Hour m ' r iNtl uuh O I."id Sillsliur's proml-s O LEADING XORICS IN to-davs REpyBLic. 1'or Missouri 1'iiir s-iitidii mid tlttu iiil ; ilirinblc iIihIn. For Illinois Fair iiinlii) uittl M.ui ilio; nortlierl itlmls. For rl.niisas Fnir Siiuilti? mid Mf,itlii; lioi'lbei'l t itlnil, beco mill;? :irl:iblt. iMiri' i. Pake 1 Buller Fortt.s Ito. rs Bat k B.x Full of Shot liisl.ad of 'loll Americans Say Britbh Will Lose. Two Murderers Lynched. ;. Democrats Discuss Convention Plans. Death Notices. S: Tammanv Hall May Fl3ure In Kentucky Contest-'. 5. Missouri Unl entity Notes Died of Uockjuu. New Corpora'tons In Missouri. 6. Extracts from Letters Written by Sol diers In Africa Huv. Bleb. BtK-rs Go Into Battte. Julia Morrison Writes Her Esp-rient-e. Says Praer Ibst-.retl Ills Speech. Will of Herman Jleiners. T. War Fever Strong tn Britain. Paris I.eCcr. Trance's Ministry Stronp. German Colonel's Criticism. Fate of German Nnva! Bill I'neenain. Another Heir Effected tn Eussla. Celebrities Sail for South Africa. S. Mrs Wllkins Burned to Death. Ixi Feast of Illinois Demoerata. One Man Caused a Blot Call. s. objected to Ills Eating Hum. . 'happelle's Trip a Failure. Burglar Trap Work.d New Suits Filed. 10 Bryan Welcomed at Baltimore Woman's Shelter to Be Opened Banneckbum's Sensational Race. Woman's Dramatic Suicide. He Defends Admiral Sampson Tesas Crop Outlook. Says He Has Two Hearts. 11. Bon ling Scores Cracks at Memphis Trat fc II. Cotson Indicted for Willful Murder. Yale's President Closes Ills Tour. Miners Wilt Ask an 4Jane. 13. Hallway News. Interstate Texas Kate" HIgh-Schcol Diplomas. Hip Bfe as Evidence. Died of Exposure. 11. From Koyal Service to Odd Jobs. Death of John Iluskln Kiver News. Msj George Is a Model in Cloak Store. Carnegie on Imperialism. PVItT II. 2. Graphic Account of Buller's Kcpulse. How a British Column Ad-ances. 3. Dead Fish and Stench In the Draimge Dltrh. Views of the Bear-Trap Vim leading Woman Victim of Overwork. A Case of Bemarkable Besemblnnce C. Baseball Players Are Fnsceptlbla to f Criticism 7. Some Facts About a Fast Race Horse. Colli gians Coached by League Players. Hcrton Law- May Be Knocked Out. Well-Bred Greyhounds Owned bv St. Louisa ns. S Editorial. All the World's a Stage. 3. Women Who Have Shown Grit. Fred Douglass's Ancestry. 10 Europe Building Grain Elpvators. Fiction of I-aw m Vocum Case. Points About Men on the Bench. I'.'iilT III. 1. How Silnts Are Created. 2. Society. Out-ot-Town Society. Outlanders Are With the Bocr3. 4. Two Bei-irts in Itoberts Case. 5. MI--ourl Soldiers In the Philippine? C. Fraternal Societies Installing Officers. T. Increase In Demand for Bonds. Wheat Advanced in Chlcsgo Pit. Local Grain Markets Loner. 11. Clark Senatorial Inxestigation. II. Busy Week for World's Fair Mot. Week's Becord in Real Estate. a friend. Bob Turk, to thtir place, for the purpose of purchasing a horse He bought a brown man for ?J5 and tork it away with him. He ttok the mare to Kockville. where it was recognized as the one Edllnger. the murdered man. had hitched to his wason on the fatal day. on which he aked a strange man who had come afoot from Pittsburg to ride with hint. Arrest of Ml lire. A scon a.s IMlingrr's liody was discov ered in tho creek and identified, hia brother-in-law offered a. reward for the apprehen sion of his slayers He. too. recognized the mare, and the Sllbce clew was followed by the Sheriff. It vas found that the Silt-ees had disposed cf a team of mules belonging to Edllnger, and that they hail a wagon exactly like the one des rlled as haling been ridden in by Elllnger and his traveling companion. Ed Sllbc'.s arrest was t-enation'il. Tho officers went to the farm and found that Ed Slibee was lying asleep In the barn. One if the li'ictl hands was called to open the door, and immediately afterward Slibee was facing a dezen reolers. A earth of the Slibee house rcve.ilfd ierything Edllnger had carried with him on the .lay of his murder, tin .seed corn, the looking utensils. a coat which Edllnger wore: In fact, etcry thlng ?ae the wagon and the animals George Silbec, the brother, it was learned, hid cone to Nenda with the wagen. When he it turned Saturday he was arrested in th road as he n ired his home He had with him two nawni, one if which was Kdlinger's The other w.ih a new chicken narftm. whuh. he said, he h..d brupht at Nevada Search was made at Nevada and it was discovered 'hat Slibee Irid traded Ed br.cer s, harness for the new wagon, giylng t.' In I'd.H'lon The Silbees and Phillips, ac-ordlng to tho I tter. belonged to an organized gang that ma e things lively around the farmer. il.lckcn yards. BOX FULL OF SHOT INSTEAD OF G0L3, liank of l'ein SiirpriM-d 1. Con t his: of a 'on-iyimiein l'mm I.Ollllo'l. SEALS APPARENTLY UNBROKEN. SteaiiLvhip Oflieials Derlare Thai Uo.vs; Weie Deliven.Ml as Ke- ei'ived I.ai'i;e Sinn Involved. SPECIAL BY CABLE Lima. Peru, via Galveston. Tex., Satur day. Jan. ; - (Copyright. KW, !y J.tm.- Gordon Bennett.) The Bank of Peru, whl h has a branch in Loidon. received from the British tnetr.ipolls by the last stearrsbip two bose. which. It was suojiosed. ii t ained gold Ati-orditig to instructions fr mi the IV ruviati main office each bi.x wus to contain fi,iv. Great was the astonishment of the liank offliLib when the first ls was pend. In stead of fiii.llrg the precious metal they discovered tiiat box f 'no' fllled the re- I crptucle The bags were labeled "first- -1 is , hot." The bank othcluls opened th. I t ; and. sure enough, thev contained shot ami not gold. The second box was opened with many fears. The bunk of5. lals were rellevetl wh"ii they saw tht shining sovereigns, but a count showed that there was cot more than fiWOO. One of the curious features of the story Is the fact that the seals and th hoojs .. the bos containing shot had not !en tm percd with. T'i Uti waB esamtned care fully and there was no hullcitl n that It had been opened during the voyage to Peru. The captain and purser of the ste&mihlp declared that the boxes were the same which had been received on baard. fhey sald that the receptacles had been In -ale custody on the ship. The shipment of the l-js to Pru had been by way of Panama. The discovery of shot. Instead of sovereigns In one box has caused a stir In financial circles. This latest mysterious disappearance of fold in transit recalls instances cf a similar nature. Paris was startled In July. 1581. by the report that a keg containing $.0.OW in gold was missing from a consignment of Ji I'ClOl which had bfen shipped in forty kegs of SW.o") each In tho Touralne from this city to Lazard & Co of Paris. Aft.r the Pails police had made an In vestigation of the gold's mys'erious dis appearance they tamo to the conclusion that it had been stobn from the train be tween Parts and Havre. In the search for the gold tho detcctivos visited nil the gold dealers, in Paris, ask ing whether they had recently bought any American Hagies. Th. Ir tearch was in vain until the empty keg was found near the station at Havre. Willi this clew the grounds all around the station wtre scaicte-d and the gold was llnally found hidden i" some bags undt r n pile ot coal. It apparently had been stolen, taken from the cask and hidden. Why the thbvcs did nut t.iko it away wis a mvs'erv. While Jli.OtO worth of bullion was In transit from a Fnlttd Stn'.ca assay office to its owners in Brooklyn, In April. Iv,5. It disappeared from the uncon In which It was being carted. The way in which p. or tiart of it. rather, ua found provetl more Interesting than its less. Sevtral laboring men on tlnlr way to a dump at Fourth avenue, near Sixteenth street, Brooklyn, saw three brass oil cans and a small canvas bag fall from a buggy whlch was proceeding at a rapid spec!. Picking up the bag they found It con tained ten metallic bars, which they took to be bras. While the men were nunrrling for the oil cans, thinking the bars wire valueless, nn Italian s.lzt.l one of the bars and ran. It was found later that the bars .vere gold. Throueh an advt rtl-ement the Brooklyn Watch Case Company, the owners, ree. ered the gold all but the bar stolen by the Italian He was Iat r arrested. METHUEN'S QUEER REPLY. Wires a Strange Mc.s-s.ajie to the War Ollice. London. Jan. I". In reply to the War Of fice's tlemnnd for a full rtport of tho disaster at Magersfonteln, Lord Mithuen has replied by cable: "Magersfontcln. Blood" Blood: Blood'" This In face of reports that the Geneial Commanding Is in Ierfert health. No re port has arrived by mail as is usually the cae. MARCHED ABOARD DISARMED. Irish Tioons Objected to South African Service. Ivi.K'on. Jan. In. At the request .,f their officers, who understood that they were wantid for garrison duty at Cairo or Mal ta or at some other winter resort, the North Cork Militia vr.lmti-ercd for forelgi scr. vice. They learnid. however, on assembling at Queenstown that South Africa was their destination. They pro: ?!eI against going to the front, their sympathies being with the Boers, ami. a a result they were disarmed and placed on board a troop ship to-day. This regiment is known to be made up of rather hard characters The same body of mm were sent tn cht hire two years ago to "amp They teUhro'ed their arrival by cleaning out two Ei sli'h regiments the tlrst night after thei- arrival Interest is r w awakened as to w -t their programme Mill be on arriving at the front. pr Eprp a cv ?g Gen. Buller Reports That lie Has Pressed the Boers Back Three Miles. HAS NOT REACHED THEIR MAIN POSITION. Hundred British Wounded Brought In The Num ber of Killed Unknown Boers .Mount More Guns at Ladvsmith. London. .Ian. 21. The War Ollice s-hmtly after iiiidniyrht Minted the ftillovviii"; dispatch from (Seiieral r.iillei, dated Spearman's, Camp, January -U. eveninj;: "tiviiernl I'li'iy witli a part of (leaeral Wan enV force has. Imcii in aciioii fioni '" a m. till T p. in. to tla. "I'. a jndieioii.- u.-e of hi artil lery he ha fought his way up. cap lining lidjie after lide. for alioiit till re miles. "The t ioopj aie now liivou.icKiii"; on the mound he ha jrain-d. Inn ihc main position is .still in flout of them. "The caMialiiies weie not heavy. Ahiiui one humlied wounded had been III illicit in 1. ti:"!) . m. The niiniliei' of killed has inn H been a'-certaini d." THE TRENCHES SHELLED. Spi aiman's, Camp. J, in 20. l'.vellill: The Heel' trenches He slill..il ...ktl t lllll'llll- til it'll 41f.llt.Ttlt . , i i i i i Lvttlclou s. lil'laile atf. .Illtetl aim oicupied a kopje 2.0II0 vsmN Iroin ' .' . I. " i tile l.oer poMtlOIl at I.iaUlolIteill. A i oinpany of rilh s advanced wiih a lialioon into action, and weie leecived with a ht-.iv u tie tire hy i he ISoers. The aitillury and musketry con tiuue.s from General Warren's po .sit ion. The enemy hail nut shifted its po.Mtinn at the time thi dis patch w.'i sent. The shells hate set the to the jjrass. I.oid liundonald"-. forces on Thuixlay Mirpii.-ed "..It) Iiots. The Hiitish. who were posted on a kopje, allowed the I'.oeis tn ad vance leiuiely before openiiifi tire. The ISoeixlid not reply, and a ma-1 joiit of them rallipcil oif. I; is : repotted tiiat tue reinainiier sur lellderetl. M'JIIMM!. I'K.iniMi. Srearman s Camp. Natal, Jan. 3 11 15 a tn The firing "f tl Id gurs was heard etrly this morning from the lift Evidently ileneral Warren has cotnmi need the botnlar.lm rl of the Boer trenches on Tabanhuatia Mountain. There wis also a brief musketry fire. Among the prisoners captured Thursday was a grnrd'on-in-l.iw of President Kruger. iioeiss moi m:v ;t . l.tdj smith. Jan a, via Spearman's Camp. The emmy have placed in j osi'.ion new guns, throwing fight-inch shells, and have ieen iKitrbirding more vigorously for the Inst fe.v d.ys. though little damage has been done Three of the British force have licen wounded The troops are jubilant over Gen eral Buller s siicr. -ssfiil advance Ills mms can be heard distinctly and the bursting of sneus can ie piainiy seen over the crtat Tugela and were on "h federal side. A display In force had bcn made tovnnl Ceitnso and another north ward toward (illvtr's Hoik Bridge, which v-as blown tip by I'S a few days ago. Aft.r .1 o'clixk. tl.e alarm was given that the English were turning. The lookouts ob served long, suettsrlve lines of Infantry moving down to the new British position, a bti-h-covered chain of Mils, known ns Swart7kop Tliti' forces were sometimes lost In the trees studding the river liank. At r o io k they emerged In open order and .-idvanc.tl In two lines to the low kopjes on the river bark. At 6 39 "hry took up .1 positl .11 limit ootnplt te SUirre on the Boer side, tbeir horses t.tbertsl where there was the least tl ngt r fion chance shells, .md tlie nif n prepare to make a nihl of it at their posts Night had now fallen. With the gloom came tltfi.I !! ishes of lightning from the thunder clouds, which had been threaten ing ail day. The cl aids eventually sep arated, showing the moon. Simu taneouslv with the charing skv. will-known Dutch bvmns were rep.-Jtfd from kopje to kopje with a stringer-.- weird 1 fleet, highly ln tpirlng. both to the gray beard-, and the iKtirdit sa v tatns The latthtied is full " ' '-torieal slgnlti- c.-inee. siiiortKOP it.... wilt nee 1 am now writing, was a hill from which the Boer trekkeis. after crossing the Urakenslx-rg Mountains, spi.sl out th" th. n barbaric Natal, and found It fair in their eyes. FULLY PROVISIONED. "ew- York Exporter on the liners' Preparations. New York. Jan. Z Exporter-? In this cliy who make a. spteialty of the South African trade believe that the Botrs are re markably well provisioned, and that any attempt to starve them out is hardly likely to sucoet-d ouii. The Fnlttd Slates Is the s-t-r e of the cert ll i.ppltes of the tiichting Hepubll s A' to canned meats and Jerked Lief, practically nil of the immens- tpian tity consume. ... -"""" .wt.i-a is. tuppiir,, ... .n.,L..in tirmc (.hinnlrnt ;hr..iiirl. U(t ... 1 ... i. ... . .. . ; ll JllllCt IV .111 "llliai -'I'tft tll vhii 1141 port The British Government has s!,.,nr a remarkable lack of fori-dfiht," rtm irked one of th. largest local food exporters to South Africa to-day. "in forming a just estimate of the preparedness of the Boers for war and the bad work of the. Inte'li gencL Department In gaining any accurate supply of powder and cartridges, but ail 1. ...... v.... . - . - -.. . i,t- ,, ui ...ii-c leotaioeti so many anxious maue put.icabrief rejKirt from ri. Id , otlU-lalss to-night that Loni Uins.Jowne has Paier Hcadnuarters. Fpper Tugela. Turs- j a"?LJt!? VI"d rfv ' ""'T1 the 'T""1' ,0 " kept 0pen "n Sun" d.,y, Jan . via Lorenro M tnp.e, Frid.y. ,0' . XZrlr ' ?&? XlS'SZZ? arertafn to" ,h."t .SC.?lJlr.,0miVl renUl U'e H0Cr "nC'S f C"""Ur"C:l- i 1" I"0 '" -t news of the great Information cjn erning tneir military sup- "'""- s.s. ....... -. ..-... . uv .asm .iirits in r.urope as 13 now mucn ammunl- phes if omv one aspect of the case s a arc a-,-Inst h,m- The British Admiralty Hon was used in tl.e Franco-Prussian war matter tf fact the Boers have not only I andjno naval experts agreewiththejle- , UXTihVTat. bxn laying up nn almost Inexhaustible 1 th .w' r th, i.r, h.. VTnlJri Kil Wk kS mM iSa abiindant supply of f ol as w'll. If th- I British sui.ee.1 in g. tting as far as Pre toria or Johannesburg and att. nipt to la siege to the cities, they will discover that tlit inhabitant' will iu:fer little from the lack of food: thrft their granaries ar. f.urly barsllnir wllh the nrtniuets of American and Australian farms, and that III ail the other food staples of wartime. u h as iann.sl litef. the Dub h are plentifully pro- lldetl. ' I ba-e tilts.- ton. lusloin upon an . x- amin-itlon of my own lxmks M firm sen is great tp.aiitlti. -, of Hour ami cinned gotls to South Af-iea ei.ry yi ar. ai.d . spe. ! illv to Ixlai.a Bay. I'ort Natal. Durlhtn East Ivindon an.l Port Elizabeth, whl.-h are the t hi. f ix.rts nf .ntry to ti Trinsvaal an 1 the Orange Free State I have never krown the South Afrt a-i trade to l.e so br k .-i" it has U.ii diiriu- th. Mt y.ar. ti.il! the past I. w m.aiths." ai.d "l AfJ EXPERFS OPINION. ids,i,ii Will I5e Kelicved I.es Than a Week. in SI'Ft IAL BY CABLE. Lonilon. Jan. -iC'ipyrlght, li"1. by W. It. Hiarst (General Sir W. K. Green, a uotetl Cnmtan War veteran, who savv ping servi.-e iti India, salt! to The Republic eor iisp.iitlent to-dty. "Or.e thing the war brought out clearly 1 tiiat India, can never be invantsl. We h iv-e It irnetl more during tin- last few ni nths of deftoslve woik thin we ever knew. Britain has almost invariably In htr ! wir- hud t" do the attacking, and the tac- , ,, f th,. enemy have liver betn so rkill- ! ful thu" ,,f ,!'e Roer. I "BufcU may tilk glibly cf mTrching on the Indian fr, r.tier. but. a sfce would have to . M.r.d In r I.n.s of enmmunieatton ne-ir- lv ."! reih-s. we toubl build fortitlcatlons , that wr.uid u imiio-siipie if being rushi.i li ng before a Kusilan army could get near the frontbr , 'I. d smith should be reli. vvd in les j mn a weK. warrens misMn vtui lie to trik. at the railway, and. If he succeed-. h- will forte the enemy to retire eavt of I-i !y -:nith. The suk and woundid and the Military stores could then I got out Df Ladytmith. ttmporary isjssession of which tn enemy 'istM not affoet the ultimate issue of the stratlen. Indetl, an advant age would be galnetl by tiavaig the Boers in pos-esIon. .'S a fciivity pnijiortion cf the he cneinv would be in a position h irmless ., T-r,,.-..,.d .-.n.l i:sele tonnrs.tve. vv,. will tin I that then- will 1m no more big tlchts Builer will nuke no further frontal att.ck-. Jit will man-uvtr until l.t o.t- 11.tr.ks the ,-if my. forcing him to su-render. The war mi. uid le over in les, than six montl. BOERS' COLESBERG FORCE. 1. I ?- . , i , ,. ...... , nnr. It Is KM lllia ted at Ii.llOO to i.flnO Jl-H Till'ir I.oM"S. Hendsburg. Cape Colony, rriday. Jan. 13. gertb man who has escapul from Colis birg rtptf that tho Hutch Inhabitants wlo s sinipnthlzcr with the Boers are prt i to the Orange Free State, in an.it ip. tion of the evaciiHtion of the town. Mr V in tier Walt, n memb. r of the Cape i Asstmbe, hto alrtady gone. The Boer force there Is fstimsted to num- lr from "..fo to 7.r men; hc-Ides a strong ft ree at Nerval's Pont The British helN did much execution eastward of tbe town. The Boer loss, up to d-Ue. is probably J'i men. "artfully eo-npilt.l figures, from represent alive soun-es. ji.n'e of which have been lnvestii-at. .1 tr.tl fount! to be cornet, show t'ie use. r less, s u; 10 oaie are. nrnrt":i- matelv. .sir. men. Including 2.V casualties ur-K th1,.;.'i,f?1r,Ii,.,1V:n,,,,hII I 1. 1 1. I J ! III. I.I 1 Otherwise there is no change In the situa tion. CANADA SENDS ARTILLERY. Twelve tliins. Four Xmes and .".tl Men Sail. Halir-ix. Nov la Scotia. Jan. 10 A wildly enthusiastic crowd, cs.imatei to havenum btred to e.ipl . bale gcod-hy to the First Artillery, the second Canadian contingt it which tmtarktd this afternoon for South Africa on the Allan liner. Lat.rent:ati. Tae s,,tU-n cmp-is,, twenty orlice-s. zl men, foar nurse twelv. guns and 3IS horses. THAT FRETORIA RACE COURSE. ISoers r.nn.-r in I".(i .More Kritifeh for It. Pretoria. Friday. Jan 1? - nptnin Bates r.,r.i.n.. ..r,.! i.r. prisoners of t-ie ic.n.. niangarri-oi. have. -trrlve.1 here. It appears ... , , , . ! that six Boers were killed and eighteen , were wounded dur.ng the fighting at Kuru- 1 man. CORINTHIAN SAILS. Ye.s.sel I Cairwn-i 1. 100 Mule: Cape Town. to New Orleans, 11 . Jnn. 2rt. The British steamship Corinthisn cleired to-day for Cape Town with 1.1W mules for the British Governmt nt. also a large quantity of food stuffs. PREDICTS A GREAT WAR. Admiral Cnitchley on the Align ment ol the Nations;. SPECIAL BY CABLE. London. Jan Si Copyright. 1JC. by W. , ,. IIeaIl ,(.om"nander frutehley. one of I , . . 1 . III IvtrfiH- CMIIir' III LIIU prosreiti f events li the Britl-h Navy and found, r of tlie vavy la-acue, stun to your correspond- mt to-day: "Alm.ril Hereford Is a capable r.avAl exi.rt. 'lit li tak'S rather too optimistic .1 vltw wren he says England's navy Is In a I os tion t face the combined fleets of .ontliineil 011 Page. vto, I Irrinn .Imti !3t 1 Oe ;.- fllliee tirs 1 nT... ..'-. .-.. .... .--....-, (Z&rrrTiM ... . l..u.l . -V... ... mik i i iLkii n'o'"''! .t:M:itl. m:vv. 11 .rut I, 'He fir the rcli. f cf I. tdV-Mlllll is ... G. . r 1 1 Clery. leading part of Ge n enl Warn :. s div u-i- n which t- to t!.. w.st of Bi'l r's p..-itin. op.nel tl" e gag. mint at 6 o'tlock ytitir iav ni.'rning. The battle raged all daring win. h the British adv-u i vtlir e mil. s. Wvouscklng at night on t1 ground they liatl galntsl. The Boers" taet'-nt were th- irr.e thfv liavo recent:. irsued. fallli.g 4 o s s o o o o o o o o s luck from ridxe to 'rlibxe. t ward O thtlr main isitloit. which. Gmeral O Buller's report says, has not yet O Ieen nacbetl. ? F;. to 6-30 o'clock last nieht. 1 British woundetl bad been orouht In. The number of Killed w is un- kncwti. 'rtw battle Is expected to last sev ; eral days. The severest fighting is op'etd to-day. The confidence cf the Bc.-rs Is s'lown by the fact that th. i a e mi. anting new guns at Ladv.-mtt' . width are throwing S-tuch sh. lis. an 1 the bombardment of the besieged i l-y lias bttn vlgorouelv renewed ciery was suppostl to 1 In ruir- j O j m-iiul of the British rt. rve at Chievelev. menacing Co!no. Tl , y fart that he Is with W-irren mav ln- , J)at brought pra-tl- ' O 'v "" nro force to bear in tie '.link mcvement. leaving only enough troops at Chi. velev to make dentin- i strations on O.leneo. which town is A rttiort.d tlisertel bv the lloers IHaaaaaaaaajj SITUATION SUMiYiARIZED. Decisive Battle Yet to Come. Probably Will Be Fought TO-Day. SPECIAL BY CABLE. London. Jan. ? iCopvngl.T. 15M 'ay W. i!. Hearsu The grat battle which .vill dttlde the fate of I.ady-milh. and, pra-ti-cally. tl.e whole cain;a:i,n in Natal, btgan 'his morning and lasted oil day. It wis only pnlimin.iry fighting, for the decisive tighting It yet to come Both the British arid Beers are utiuoubitdly g up r- eiif.ircemenls to-night, and Sunday's bait.n will be mtire bI.to.ly Gsntral Bu'ler fails to give the loca'i n of to-tlav's laile. but it was probably near Acton Homes, on the matn road leading to Ladysmlth From the wet. tleneral War nn's division i3 making a "nmi; around ti.4 lift on the outir circle, whilo Buller, wi.h the main army, hat been creeping aeries the Tug. la on a parallel inn.r circle. War ren's printer sv. e-p has m.tbled him to .. vance further northward. ...id as he clot J In gradually toward Ladysmlth. his ad vance under General Ciery came first in con'act with the Bors. It is mere conjecture how many troops were engaged or what their exact positions are. since Buller's dispatch Is so meager. ' but il !" ed!! to deduce from the gencril I P'an ot campaign that Clerv. after pri- ecedlng north from TugeTi until he stru-k thc maln TOMl- t"?ar Acton Homes, turn l ctV;-,wa1r,1aRj Tchl toward I.iiymith. whl'r mlifr Is r"" "P '"" e direct I smiln- fiiv to cr.ne.ntn.te at any roin- The Br.fsh foend to-day's fighting simi ar to prtv.ous pnliminary engagements, tie Bo rs falling back from ridge to ridge on th.Ir main pjisiti-.n. which is always their i fraatepi tieiiKHt. leu llii tile nrillsn to a. , final assault ThLs time the Boers seem to havo been firther out than usual. tl J Itritish havo driven them in three miles. The lighting has evidently been more in ths nature of skirmishing in strong force than a pitched battl" The decisive light will be the attack on the Boers" iutrtnehments. It remains to ba setn whether BuILt will attempt another blood v assault or try a Hanking game. Ho has good opportunity for the latter, .s Warren's whele division undoubtedly will Join Ciery to-night In front of the Boer. while Buller can move up his own troops on the enemy's flank. If Bullr wins. Lady smith Is saved: If h" is check.! again the town must fall All th Indlc-itlors point to the next few days be ing full of desperate ami blood v s!rnfitn . The tirst day's fight Is cl-arlv In favor of tho British. The earliest dawn will see the ' battle renewed. I General Methucn Is making a series of , rteonna'sances to the right ami left, but I i eiteciing notninc TRANSVAAL NOT INDEPENDENT. State Department Will Xot Receive l.oer Diplomatic Aprenr. BISTBUC SPECIAU Washirgton. Jan : -The State Depart ment to-day det ided that Montagu Whif, lat Consul of the South African Bepublic.' at London, (.annul le received by the Enited States as, .1 ,,nsul of that Ilepublic. Thi department has also decided that Mr. White cannot be reetlved as a diplomat In representative of the Hot rs Tht decision that Air. White can only b received ns a Consul or Consular agent. Is vt ry important for the reason that it is a. declaration that the Fnltetl States Govern ment does not ackn n ledge the sover- j elgnty of the South Afri-an Ilepublic Th j Government acknowledged trait the Tran- vaal !. an indetiendtnt State, hut bolda i "'"' " hls n, "'V .- W .mk.e ,treati''3 1 without the consent of Great Britain It is no, 0. ..i,.,, " l " There is. however, this interesting p-sst-blllty in the credentials, which Mr. White may prctnt. He may have come as a Con sul with the added attribute of a dlpo matlc agent, a condition which is some times adopted by the United States. Even In that event, however, he will be received only in his consular crpaclty, and his added attributes will be disregarded. MACRUM HAS TWO LETTERS. They Aie From ICrutier to Loubet and .McKinley. SPECIAY BY CABLE Borne. Jan. . (Copyright. 1T). by W. It. Hearst.) Your t orrespond-nt learnsth.it ex-Consu! Macrum'a principal mission is to cany letters to Presidents Loubet and Mc Kinley. He is besieged by Interviewers, but ro- fusea to speak and tin lares that he will deny any interviews that are published. Ho I v ...s.,... , ... .v.... ... su,,.,..,,-, Vt n letters to Iaiubet and McKinley. Maerum Intended leaving for Faris to nlc,ht. but postponed his departure at tha last minute He savs that liefore the beclnninsr of tt. war the Transvaal Governmert made In- JUnsllsh axe itrtalu to bo victors In Ihaoud.