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NINETY-THIRD YEAR. ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY. DECEMBER 2-1. 1900. PRICE l 0-I-' tol. Two Ccats. -LV-1A- --- J Ob Train.. TUree Cemt. GUNNER'S MATE PLAYS PART OF SANTA CLAIS. TWO BOER COLUMNS ARE IN CAPE COLONY. t V I 'V -S v T A- John Walsh of the Cruiser Mother in St. Louis and Niece's Stocking John Wilh. chief dinner' mate on the rrulxT Baltimore, anil a etorin of thlrtv clsht ears' rente- In the Culled States Xavv. who arrived In St I.ouls Pridav on a slvtr dav." f-rlougli with n vnlle full of sliver tlcllars. In brought ChrlMmim ehter to the mother of a dead comrade and In tends to ila Santa Clan to-morrow for hi little nleoe. Irene Walsh, who lles at No. 34 Grand avenue. Chicago Part of hi mon.y was received In the dlctrlbutlcn of prize money after the battle of Manlli line Wlille hit. ship was still In Philippine w nr- ne of his comrade. Iviuls Mitchell, of St Louis second-class gunner's matt on the sunbont Nashville, Has accldemallv Mi t and Killed by a hlp rmte while, returning from a visit to the city of Manila on the evening of Peptemlxr W. Walh heard that Mitchell's mother was In destitute clrcumtarces Since his arrival here he has hunted up the woman and given her monej to rtlleve her Immediate neeils. nnd brought her con dition to the notice of local chiritiiMe or ganization It has been more than seven vears slnco Walsh isitetl his relatives In Chicago. Shortl after returning to sea from his last visit his niece. Irene, was bora The child's father. Willi im Wnlh. I- the sailor's joungest brother When the little girl Iie came eld enough to understand sht. wis told of her uncle anl took the greatest in- ) terest In him At times her parents would i complain at not hearing resulirly from ' John. Even when very young Irene would resent an thing which was snld not com pllmrntnrj to the sallnr She was his champion whenever his name was men tioned. She rontlnuallv asked Questions concern ing him. and when letters arrived from tome distant port the little lass would In sist upon tbtlr btlng read to her Her mother and futhtr. In their letters to Walsh, Informed him of the child's at DIED BEFORE HIS REMITTANCE GAME. X JTohn MrCr:iy. Who Is I.urU-il in rotter's FioM, Supposed to Have Dad Woll-to-Do Kelathcs. BODY MAY BE EXHUMED. It Was Interred Same Day That Money Order From Dead Alan's Mother Arrived Sui - cidc Suspected. John McCray, v. ho was found dead In tho Cherokee Hotel last Friday, la supposed to hava had well-to-do relatives in New York. The day before ho died ho looked for a money order from home and on Saturday after the body had been placed In a pauper's grave in potter's Held, the Western Union Telegraph had a remittance for the dead man, from his mother, Mrs. J. C. Mc Cray. who lives In New York. McCray the day before his demise was In A morbid frame of mind. It Is said, und a remark which he made has given some cround to tho belief that he may have com mitted Bulelde. It is probable mat his body will ba exhumed and an autopsy held to de termine the cause of his death. McCrky was Si jears eld and for two weeks prior to his death hd lived at the hotel. He seemed In bad htalth and was freijuentlj' advised by the tthr roomers at the place arc bj Jostph Kelt, the day Clerk, tc go to tne tit lliillul. Friday morning he dl 1 rot a'-is at the usual hour, nnd when Josrh W. Va-v entered bis room he found McCraj- lvlng dead upon the bid. Th bodv was taken to the morgue. II had no relatives or friends fo far as was known, so he was buried in patter's field. Saturday the Western Union Telegraph Company telephoned tho Coroner asking corroboration of McCraj's death. The death having been confirmed, the companj- stated that d monej- order had arrived from New York on Saturdaj- for McCray frcm his mother. According to the story of another employe ef the Western Union, McCary ! ad a-skd eevtrat times within t'le re'c previous Tihethr anj- rion had com; for him, and en tcm.f an-wered Ir t! negative, hid fetme.1 trj- r.ispmiiint. It was ns.j statel that he rtn-rrl.od: "Well, I'll be paslns in my clocks pretty ioon If it don't come." N.jthine vas thouglit f the rmiirk at th lluio, but the man wis found acjd two days liter. At th hotil it Is not believed that Mc Cray killed himself. Tho clerk paid he was cdJicted to drugs and suffered from an ln-cu-able maladj-. The only person who knew McCray, eo far as Coroner Funkhousr has been able to discover. Is the Reverend F. W. Cornell of No. 1110 Liocust Btreet, city missionary for jno i-.piaoopai unurcn. jnccray nad worked for Ir. foriioll nt vnrloitn times nnrl vrhoti the elergjman discovered that the body had been burled In the potter's field, he called upon the Coroner and asked whether he could have it removed and burled In a private cemeterj-. CENTRAL LABOR UNION RE-ELECTS ITS PRESIDENT, HcArthur Johnston was unanimously re-elected president of the Central Trad;s and Labor Union at the semiannual elec tion of that body, which was held at Wal halla Hall josrdaj- afternoon. This will make his third term as president. The other officers elected were: Vice president, Klchard Debarrej" secrttarj- and organizer, David Krcjllng; treasurer, Moses Levi; trustees. William Harton. Charles Roloff and George Murrenberg; ergeant-at-arms, William Schilling: fru ternal delegates to the Building Trades Council, Owen Miller, J. T. Nettlor and H. Kohler. AH of the newlv elected officers will serve 'or six months, except David Kreyling, nose term lasts one vear. After the elec tion of officers David Kreyllng moved that the rules be suspeided and the charges Preferred by Glassblowers Union No. 5 Salnst him and other delegates, of the Jls11 Trade" be taken up. The motion carried and the charges were considered. A lively debate followed. The resolution the glassblowers" local averred that ?rllnK. Schilling, Nettler and others had "ated that unless a man voted the Soclal "fmocraUc ticket he was a scab and no mend 0f organized labor. H. McAuIIffe i the glassblowers prosecuted the cases OTinst the accused, all of whom emphatl riy denied the charge. After about two oours of acrimonious debate a resolution ?aoopted completely exonerating the ac gjjja members and declaring the charges Considerable routine business was trans- ' .steo. after which the meeting adjourned. Baltimore Aids Dead Comrade's Means to Till Little Chicago With Silver Dollars. tachment for 1 Im. and great affection for llm little one grew In the big heirt of t!i- m in-o'-w. lom-in He mver .' of this nttachiniut ti nn of his i outrides, but win n his ship tiMiehttl .it ports thrmmhou! thu world he gatht red togt titer euiious ob jects which he thought would be pleasing to the 'child Mam of these he m lit lor. but the mijor part ho has now to pros, nt on Chrlstm is morning Tl e silver d 11 ir with width he Intends to nil tho little girl's stocking ho has s-ivtM out of his pay and prizes won In the list three jears Walsh's famllv does not kn.nv that he has lift his hlp. nnd his visit will be a complete surprise. He will have St l.ouU to-night. His stay In Clilcieo will be short He has Iwn usMgnul to the he ivv-irtillorv ship Prairie, which sills from New York under sealed orders on J intnrv 2. He savs that he looks forward to the meeting with his niece with unshakable plc.i-ur. nnd lnllov.es that all the h irdshlps ifl pain which ho Ins suffered In thlrtv -eight oars' servico will bo mure than comiM-n-s-itrd b embracing hr imj watililng Itr surprise and dtlii,ht ut the presents he will give her. Walsh Is .".I ; ear old. but looks more i'ko a man of 35 His tnlr Is 1 ginning lo tur-i grav-. but his wtll-knlt form Is trtct an.l ho walks with an eas. springv step He owns four medals awarded him for dis tinction In the service Tito cnlv tint if thf-o wMch he wears Is the Honey nietl t! with whlc'i all the s-ilnrs who took pirt In the battle of Manila Hay were decorated The othtr medal- aro the Maltese t'rnss. which was awarded to him b) the Hngllsii Hospital Soelttv for assistance rendered in s.iving the lives f Spanish stllors afte the battle of Minlla. the long-service medal, given by the I'lilted States (lovern ment to sailors who hive served In the navy for thirtv-tlve jears; and a mod il f r saving the lives of two commie- In tlf Hrookl.vn "Bvy Yard about ten )cnrs ago. FOUND WIFE DEAD AND GAS TURNED ON. W. W. Williams in DouM Whether Companion's Death Is a Case of Suicide. MISSED HER WHEN HE AWOKE. She Had Gone Tnto Next Room and Locked the Door Had Keen in Had Health for a Year Inquest To-Day. Mrs. Anni B Williams, ) jcar? old, was found dead j-esterday morning by her hus band In an unoccupied bedtoom at tlulr house. No. SV.K pine strtet. The de-id woman's husbind, W. W. AVil llams. is n foreman at the V. V. Kelly Printing Company. They were, tmrrit-d ninu jears ago. They had no children. Mrs. Wllllims conducted tho cstabllslimmt us a boarding-house, assisted bj her mother, Mrs. Sarah P. Martin. According to the statement of her hus band, Mrs. Williams rose in the night and went to the unoccupitd room, which is used as n parlor, leaving him a'letp. Ho missed her upon arising ami cilltd her mother They found the door of the room locked hnd Williams was fereed to tnt. r through a window. Ho found his wife's Imtly Ijlng on the W with tho gis turned rn from a single Jet hanging from the tell ing. "Mj- wife and I were downtown together last night," said Williams, "and wmt to bed at the same time. AVo undrcFsed In tho dining-room, which we use as a ledroom at night, and she seemed to go to sloop all right. Somo time in tho night she evident ly' arose and went to the next room She often used to do this, as we kpt a lire burning In tho grate In our room and it Kimetlmes became too warm for her. "I missed her when I got up this morn ing and when I found the door of the next room locked I was surprised, lcau she was not In the habit of sleeping so late I called her mother and as there was no ru siKmso to our raiding on tho door I went around to the "ide of the house and climbed In at a window. "Anna was ljing on the bul in hr night gown. As soon as I j-melt the gas In the room I realized what whs the matter. We sent for Doctor Sahlender of the Terminal Hotel and he said that she had bten dead for several hours. "I do not believe that she intentionally turned on tho gas and jet she has not Ikcii herself for the last j'oar. She has been sick an.l Irritable and would get hjsterlcul at times when she was crossed. One of the windows was up a fraction of an Inch and It seems to me that "ho would have shut this down if she had Intended to kill herself." McAUTIIflt JOHNSTON, Re-elected President of Central Trades and Labor Union. l.' JBFf r H .s a? SIV JJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH John Bull: "Sure as JA!L PRISONERS THEY ATE Adam Wentzel, "Dude High wayman," Is Sent to the City Hospital. BELIEVED TO BE A RUSE. Hospifal Attendant Says Pa tient Admitted That He Hoped to Escape. Adam Wentzel tnl J lm Willi inn the "dude hlgltvv ivmn." who ate under Indict mt nt on luht rount.s for robl.rv in the tlrst dtgrto .mil vvhii are prl-ontrs at the City Jail, appaietitlv bteame vlobntly ill joster dav Immediittly aftir citing the contents of a lia-ki t -mt to We:tt7el bj a person out'-ide the jail An attend mt at th flly Hospital l.it night stld that Wnt7tl tleclirod that he had been Mumming in the hope that Ii would lit Miit to the City llcwrital ami that a change to cip: would arise elthtr on tho way tltitlitr n at the lnstltutio-i. l!oth men aro outlined In cell No. Ci. Aliout 2 o'clot k In the afternoon, nfler h IV Ing t aten a quaulltv of fooil sent thom.both wore soemlnglj szoil with convulsions antl bad vomiting fits Wentzel si emM the worst nftllcted He tolb 1 over nnd over on tho floor of his ell. crj lug out that he had bit n poisoned Doctor S IE Johnson of the C'ltj- Dlspen-harj- was i-ent for. He evainlntd the men and ndvb-od that Wintzil lie smt to tho Citv- Hospital Doctor Jolipwu ald that ho could not tell positively whether the men wore poisoned or tut. tint their sjmptoms Indicated choli rn morbus Such sjmptoms coubl bo produced. In the opinion of the doctor, oltht r bj- ptomaine poisoning or poison Introduced Into the food or bj- a skillful .vlnm. Wentzel was rectlv.tl nt tho City Hospital Ijj Senior Assistant It.i-sleur. Ho was ap I arentlj verj ill. ami was carried in on a Mretihor ICssjeur npplletl tho stomach pump. Wuitztl vloltnl'j- objected to this troatmt nt. Tho strength exhibited in mani festing his objtctlons arottsetl tho tloctor's su.spiclons, ami he ende i ore tl to evoke from 'Wntrel p eonfesion that his etckntss was p sham Hut It was without success. Itassicur, hovvevir, was not satisfied. Wentzel In-pnssed him as a desperate man. and he ordered him to the prisoner's ward ONE MAN STEALS 5000 CHRISTMAS DINNERS. Salvation Army Soldier C'onfi- (lciiit'il (Int of a Job Lot of (.Jooil Things to Eat. Chicago. 111., Dec 13. One man str.lo 5,000 Chri-tmas dinners eMordav He also took a horse .md buggy. The dinners, still un- couked, wero piled em a Salvation Army wagon and consisted of turkejs, chickens, btttttr and canned goods, which had been donated bj South Waters street merchants for the dinner which was to chidden many a peor man and woman on Christmas, uaj". While one Salvition lad was enrrjing out a birrel of apples a well-dressed man ac costed the soldier driver with: "Thero are two big crates of stuff waiting for Jou ft 1 lovs. at the Masonic Temple'." The soldier said he would drive over as soon as hll ctmpanion Joined him. "Hut If jou wait jou will miss some griod thing i," the stranger rmiarkid. "You'd better go and return for lour pirtner liter" Tho wagon a minute later was at the Masonic Temple. Awaiting the sol Her was tho well-dressed man. who directed! him to get tho crates on tho ninth llour. After a fruitless search tho soldier rcturne-d. Hut the well-dressed man. the horse, w igon, turkejs, butter, cranberries, all v.erc gone. BALMY AT STOCKHOLM. AVoather Ts Unusually Mild for the Christ inns Season. Stockholm. Dec. 21. The weather In Stockholm Is the mildest that has been known for many jenra at the 7hrUtwr season. I live there's something wrong with their 'eads." DECLARE POISONED FOOD. ADAM WKNTZKIi. Instead of to ward No. 8, where jlon cases aro usuallj sent. Wentzel was no sooner loeked up than bis apparent woik noss left him. nnd ho walked abJut us It nothing were wrong. . Wentzel asserted for n long time tli.it ho had been poisoned. Ho said that he knew of two men who had sworn to have his life, and lo thought th.it one of thsL. had sent li 'til the food which f.tUA-d his sickness. He averred that ho lnd rect lved two baskets jestordny, one from his sister. Mamlo Wentzel. who lives at No. Ct'CJ Tranklln avenue, nnd a vcond. thi sender of which bo did not know. According to him the second lasket tontalned potatoes, boiled rabbit nnd a can cf coffee. Iln di vided the coffee and food of tho second basket with Williams, and tho two became sick Immeeliitily after drinking tho cofTeo. Hut ho retracted, this storj- last night when talking to an attendant in the" pris oner's ward nf the hospital, and admitted that his lllms-s was a ruse. Ho said that he ha 1 expecto! to lie tuken to one of th" sick wards at the hospital, where there would bo no guard put over him ami from which placo an scape, would bo com paratively easy. He also stated that lie had thought that ho would trj to t scape while In the ambulance on the wuj- to the hes pltal. but that ho had been strapped It mi und foot, which precludes! an attempt. Oillcer Cashel of tho Central District was sent to tho hospital last night to stand guard over Wentzel. FILIPINO AUTONOMY PARTY LAUNCHED. Senor Faterno, Former leader of Insurgents, Joined Hands With Partv of Loyalists. Manila. Dec. 22. Tho recentlv organized autonomy narty was Hunched tn-elay at a meeting attended bj' virtually all the lojal Filipino leaders In Manila. The declaration of principles was reid, and, after some discussion, adopted uy a vote of 123, less than half a dozen declining to vote. AH signed an indorsement of the platform, including Senor Paterno, one of the most Influenllil of the former insu.gent leaders, whose real attitude toward Ameri can authorltj- has been much questioned. The principal tllseus-ilon was with refer ence to the organization of the government of tho partj. A council nf twenty-five mem bers waa "lected, together with an Execu tive Committee. ON A SYMPATHETIC STRIKE. Walkout of Girl Employes May Tie Up Lace Mills. Wllkcsbarre. Ta., Dec. 22. Two hundred and fifty girls emploj-ej at the Wvomlnsr Valley Lace Mills, this city, have notified the management that thev will not report for work to-mcrrow. Thej- go out In sjm pathy with Hie weavers of tho mill, who have been out on strlka for nlno months. Tho failure of the. girls to report for work will necessitate tho total suspension of the rH- j LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. I'or lllssoitrl l'ulr Monday nml Tiiestlnv: ivIiiiIh liee'itmlns; nirtlierl. I'tir Illinois fair ilitil ooltl Vlontlny. Tiiestliij. fnlrt lilgli ct t nortli vit't nlntls. lir IrkniiMtK I'nlr Montlnr auel Tuooilny; viriil to norlhnrst nimla. 1. Two Itoi r e'tilumns Are in Cape Colonj-. on;. (limner's Mate I'lajs Part of Santa Claus. "I'.lg Jlarket" Will Surely React Soon. Central I.ibor Union He-cleets Its Pres ident. I'alls Dead nt a Companion's Grave. 2. Planning to Mnke Hotter Indians, Pioneer Hullder Passes Avvaj'. Martlnelll Will I!o Mado a Cardinal. Can't Solve Social Ioblems by Strikes." Scranton Street Itallvrajs Tied Up. Orgar.iztil II ink Itobbers Mako Big Hauls. 3. Yates's Friends Are for Shanahan. Horts and Mules for Great Hritaln. Cm! ihy Kidnaping ".ie. Have a Weiknoss for Chorus Girls. Japanese Views of Chinese Questions. Christmas Is Not His Ftast. 1. Turf Gossip. Cv cling Club liadly Heaten liy C. H. C. IMring Cross-Countrj- Ilider. r.. Cltrlstmas Sermons. C. IMitot! tl. Tho Stage Porto Hie an Judges Americanized. Vexing Problems in tho Philippines. Jollv Week ill 1'rospt-e.t. T. Jobless Operators HI ime Dolphin. Nebraska Contest Hegins In Barncst. l'rontinent vv Yorker Dead. Father Tetttmer's Song tho Feature. Mac Donald's Old Grujge at Morris. In a Dial With Spaniards. In the Citv News. S. Hi public Want Ads. 9. Ilepulille Want Ads. Plans to Stamp Out Smallpox. .May Give Colonel King a Christmas Pardon. I,ail and 7.ine Itcport. Auto-Sleigh Will Climb Pikes p,.ik. Famllv lacked I'p. Weather Htilletln. 10. Tabulates Vote of Texas. Call for a Topt ka .Minister. 11. Movement uf Grain Spot Cotton Markets. Hivcr News. 12. Christmas. Dinners for Cltj's Wnrds. Holiday Travelers Fill Union Station. Priest Denounces Cremation of Dead. Visitors at the Hotels. Passenger leaped Off Car. BRITISH WILL NOT YIELD. Loudon Times Declares Hay-I'aun-tefote Treaty Not Satisfactory. London, Dec. 21. Tho Times, tn an ed itorial on Prtsidcnt McKlnlcj's decision to submit the Hay-Paunccfotc canal treatj- to Greil Ilrltaln, reproaches him with "shift ing a dangerous responslbllitj" on the Brit ish Government, and sajs:"The President must 1)0 ir the tespoislbilltj fdr anj- friction that maj- enme. The nmenJed treat j' Is a bargain to whl. h we cannot agree and to which no re-isjnable American, who takes the trouble to reflect upon our side of the qustion. can expect us to agree. "When Senator Lodge announced thit Americans expect Uurope to "keep out of America, he forgets tint KngHnd Is a great North American Power and means to re nnln such a Power. If the Hay-Paunce-fote trcatj-Is not adopted in a form nccepta blo to us. we shall stand ;uletlj- upon our Indubitable rights under the Clajton-Hulwer treat), rights which cannot be affected by r.nj action the American Senate may choose to take." FIRST TOUCH OF REAL WINTER. In Iowa Temperature Falls anil Miniature Illizzartl Prevails. nnpuni.ic srnciAL. Hurllngton. la , Dec. 23. The summer mildness of winter was suddenly changed to bitter cold this mornlrg when the mercury fell below freezing point and a heavy rain was changeel to sleet nnd snow. IIKI'WILIG bl'ECIAL. Havana, II!.. Dec. 23. A blizzard reached bert UiL. aitnlna; snow U tailing to-clcht. Kitchener Reports Many Battles Clements Again Attacked, but Result Is Yet Unknown. De Wet, Now Described by Correspondents as a Militaty Marvel, Is Directing a Thoroughly Organized Boer Campaign Against British. London. Deo. 2i A dispatch from Lord Kilchentr, dated I'retoria. IVeember 22, sajs; "Tho western column of Hoers occupied Hritstown and cut off the railwaj fouth of Do Aar Junction. Tlio rnemj ii bting fol lowed up. "Gemral French hav been in contnet for two d-tjs with tho eommmdos or Hejers and nelirov south of . Maciliesborg. H? Is pursuing them. The enemy liavo lost -nn-slderably. and Comm indant Knuz and others have been capture! "General Cohlllo entngetl two sepirato commandos December 21. near Vlakfonteln. with slight losses, the enemv retiring." An earlbr dlsiiatch to the War Oillce from Lord Kitchener, dited I'retoria. De cember 22. s.tjs: "As fir as it Is possible for mo to form an oilnlon from tho reports of ctllcers en tho spot. I think the Iioer movement into Capo Colon)- has Ken checked. "Of the forces that entered the colon), the eastern Is still north of tho ZoutpausU-rs Ilange. while tho one that entered west ap pears to have boon tumid In the direction of Hritstown nnd Prieskn. "Our troops are getting nround both bodlis. and a special column Is also being organized, which will bo dispatched Imme diately, when I know where Its services aro mot wanted. "The Hoers have not received much cs slstance In Cape Colonj. as far as my Information goes. We have armed Feme of tho colonists, who are assisting our forces. Hallway and telegraph communica tion has been much Interrupted by the very iwid weather. "Do Wet Is In tho neighborhood of Seno kal. General French. In conjunction with Ge-neral Clements, attacked a force under Heyers. south of the Magallesberg. The Htiers broke away In a southwesterly direc tion, townrd Pochcfstroom. nnd were fol lowed by General Gordon, with a column of French's force. "Yesterday evening, about 5 o'clock. Clem ents'!, forco was engaged south of Oll- CHINA, THROUGH EARL LI, GETS POWERS' NOTE TO-DAY. Spain's Representative, as isan of iHpTomatic Corps, WiH Ask for Prompt Action Reply Is Expected Thursday. rekiu, Dec. 23. LI Hung Chang, answer ing an Inquiry from the foreign envoys re garding his health, sild he believed that ho would bo able to attend the meeting to morrow in onler to accept, with Prince Chlng, the preliminary Joint note. Tho note will be presented by the Spanish Minister. Senor B. J. De Cologan. doyen of the diplomatic corps, with a few words expressing a hope of as prompt a reply as possible to a note which has been care fully prepared with every desire to con tinue tho dynasty antl not to be hard toward the nation, and of a further hope that the Chinese plenipotentiaries will urge upon Kmperor Kwnng 8u the necessity of Im mediate compliance. An answer in expected about Thursday. S1S CHINA WILL mioPOMl. REPI'IIMC M-nCIAL, Washington. Dec. 23. Speaking of the terms formulated and signed bv- the for eign Ministers In Pekin. Wu Ting rang. Chinese Minister, said to-night: "The demands are hard, but China I- dis posed to met the Powers half-way in bringing about an early settlement. Thero will bo no delay In Imperial action. There Is a telegraph lino between Pekln and Tsinan-Fu. where the Imperial court Is es tablished, m that the agreement, as soon as presented to Princo Chlng antl Earl U Hung Chang, will be telegraphed nt one? to tho Emperor. I am sorry that the efforts of the I'ntted States to eliminate the word Irrevocable' from the agreement was 3t crowned with success, but I hope that the Powers will not bo Inclined to Interpret that word in its strictest sense." I nolo nm' Mill. itEPniLic srnciAU Washington. Dee. 23. Two hundred mil lion dollars Is the maximum sum the Ad ministration wants the Powers to demand of China as Indemnity. )et tho figures .ire likely to be mapy times that amount. The United States Army has a deficiency of $11,000,000 for transportation and army sup GERMANY OBJECTS TO TURKISH PLANS, Is Responsible for Delay in Issuing Imperial Irade for Construc tion of Warship. Constantinople, Dec. 23. The expected im perial Irale authorizing the signing of the contract for the construction of a cruler for the Ottoman navy by the Cramp Shlp tulldlng Company, together with the Inltlil deposit of UOn.OiM. has not )et been issued. It appears that the German Embassy has protested to the Porte against the payment to tho Cramps before the amount owing to Herr Krupp for naval guns has been paid. ROBBERS LEFT HIM TO FREEZE. Hound and Gagged Their Victim Ue Lay in Alley All Night. Mitchell. S. D.. Dec 23.-N. J. Neilson. treasurer of the Workmen Lodge of this city, was held up by footpads at midnight last night. He was bound and gagged, his pockets were rifled of KO) and he was left lying In an alley to freeze. When found by a night watchman, Nell sen's hands and feet were badly frozen and he was unconscious. The money taken from his pockets was funds he had collected as treasurer of the lodge, and which he waa preparing to turn over to his successor. There ts no clew to the perpetrators of the crime. phanl's Nek. but T do not yet know the rc suit." Lord Kitchener's dispatcher breathe a confidence hardly Justified by their con tents. They are almost tho only available news from tho seat of hostilities In South Africa; hut telegrams from Cape Town depict the situation In anything but roseato hues. Without believing the assertion of thn Tran'vaal agency In Brussels that 6.00O Hoers hive Invaded Cape Colony, It is quite evident that tho Invasion was a serious anil well-plannenl affair. In connection with this, a correspondent sends an extremely Inter esting letter, dated Bethulle, December 1. describing General D Wet and his doings. "De Wet has never been taken seriously croush." a)s tho correspondent. "It is of little us.j to pumie him. as he fights a rear guard action, and gains twenty miles while he is being fought. He Is a born militiry genuis, whose wonderful powers have kpt up this phenomenal resistance. "Onco he falls, the whole thing could bo crushed in a fortnight. He has every single commando under his supervision. All hh p-itrols and columns march and counter march on his order. The forces under bis command have been reduced by his strength of will to a properly organized army, mov ing at his word. The eoner the British rid themselves of the Idea that De Wet's forces aro a mere rabble, wandering aim lessly, the sooner they will grasp the neetl of tho determined effort which is necessary to capture him." Other advices from Capo Town repjrt the Dutch clement In Cape Colony as greatly elated over the southward progress of tho Boers, and as boasting that the whole dis trict of Victoria West will Join the raiders. It Is suspected In Cape Town that the forco traveling from Zoutpan' Drift Is not a body of Boers, but one cf colonies, hastening to Join the Invaders. The Pletermarltzburji correspondent of the Dally Mall says: The Boers are active between Johannes burg and Pretoria, exchanging shots with the British outposts, and It is reported that parties of Boers aro hovering around Johannesburg." plies, and most of that Is charged against China. A determined effort will be made by the President and Secretary Hay to Induce the Powers to consent to the arbitration of the Indemnity question by a court to be ap pointed In conformity with the provisions of The Hague treaty. Article 6 of tho agreement, signed by tho foreign Mlnslters in Pekln. requires tho payment by China of "equitable indemni ties" of a very sweeping character. Th In demnity to be paid to the Governments Is In the nature of a restitution of th? ex penses incurred in dispatching and main taining troops In China, and may be made to Include sums to be paid to the heirs of those killed In action, or to those who re ceived wounds during the engagement?. In cident to the capture of Pekln. The total losses of the allied forces de fending tho legations were 67 killed an J IM w-ounded. and many Chinese In the em ploy of missionaries and the legations lost their lives. An Idea of the Indemnity to bo demanded for the expenses of the sev eral military expeditions may bo obtained, from this table, showing the strength of the allies: Russia, 48,600 men. brought from Siberia: Japan. 22.573 men, transported from Japan; Germany. 15.600 men and 44 guns, all but a few hundred of whom, stationed before the outbreak occurred at Klao-Chaou. were brought from Germany: .Great Britain. 8.74i men, brought from Hong-Kong ami India; United States, 5,613 men. dispatched from the Philippines and the United States; France, 5.378 men. sent to the North, from Cochin-China; Italy, l.ono men, transported from Italy, and Austria, 291 men, landed from her warships. The societies named are the religious bodies which maintain missionaries la China, many of whom were killed. They will not only want heavy sums to Indemnify the heirs of those killed, but to solace thosa who were Insulted, and also to repair the damage done In the destruction of mission property. FALLS DEAD AT A COMPANION'S 6RAVE. While Assisting at the Unveiling of a Monument, C. Hutchinson Dies of Heart Trouble. HEPfniJC SPECIAL. "Windsor, Mo.. Dec. 23. While attending the services of unveiling the monument over the grnve of E. E. Garrett, a brother Woodman of the World, here this after noon, C. Hutchinson of Clinton, fell dead of heart failure. He was the oldest man and the oldest member of the Clinton lodge and the first one to die In that lodge. Ho leaves a wife and five children. FORTY-FIVE FILIPINOS KILLED. Sixty Americans Give Natives Costly Defeat Near Guinobatan. Manila. Dec. 23. Advices brought to-day by steamer from Southern Luzon jay that a Lieutenant and sixty men of tho Ninth United States Cavalry attacked a large body of Insurgents last Wednesday, near Guino batan. Province of Albav. After the botti forty-five dead insurgents were counted, to- gether with many wounded. The only American casualty was the wounding of a Sergeant, who was cornered by several rebels and struck la the Se by a bolo. The rebel loss was the heaviest recorded among recent encounters. The cutting of wires has delayed the official report of tha engagement. I l&l i ttT-l LllS