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Xo Itumediafe Rrilisli Advance Ex
pected in South Africa.
Jnftfniitrln Farm, Three Miles Knit
of the Hocr Position. Shelled Jiy
(.eiternl French uu lJcceiubcr JS.
j Itecoiiiiolssmnec to the Xorth--vvnrd
Follovtcil 1J- Retirement.
LONDON, Dec 20. Additional details, of
ficial and otherwise, continue to be received
concerning the repulse cl General Bullcr
In his attempt to capture the Bo;rs', posi
tion at Colenso. A summary of all the late
advices only proves that the story of dis
aster has been fully given in reports al
ready published.
No new move of any magnitude is ex
pected until after the arrivals in South Af
rica of Generals Roberts and Kitchener,
unless, as is not considered in the least
probable, the Boer army is emboldened by
heavy accessions to Its s:rength to make an
advance movement upon the British forces.
The War Office has received the follow
ing from General ForcstiJr-Walker, at Cape
Town, under yesterday's date:
"Nothing fresh from Gatacre. French
shelled Jasfontein Farm, three miles cast of
the enemy's position on December IS. The
New Zealanders occupied a farm adjacent
to the hill where the Boers were entrench
ed. The enemy's guns opened fire at 5.CO0
vards. and the Boers advanced. General
Trench made a reconnolssance to the north
ward, and ordered a retirement. The New
Zealanders were very steady, under a hot
fire. One of their number was wounded.
"The Boers attacked Chief Khama, near
Sellka, on November 27, and Alinchwin
village, near Sekwani, onNovcmber SO."
General Duller reports as additional
casualties two lieutenants severely
General Lord Roberts, the commander-in-chief
of the forces in South Afrl.a, bad
a conference with the army board this
morning. The Intelligence Department will
furnish General Roberts with a mass of
information that has been collected re
garding the Boers position.
DURBAN, Dec 15 (Delacd in trans
mission). General Buller's abandoned
guns at Colenso remain In the position
they were left early this morning. It is
not likely that the Boers will attempt to
cross the river to capture them, as the
British guns cover the position.
Mellnien's Urfi'at ltflnfcil in .Vcl.
IVes Sent to Prctorln.
PRETORIA, via Lourenco Marques, Dec.
1C Delayed in transmission). The fol
lowing private advices have been received
from Modder River regarding the Jlegars
fontein battle:
"Having received large re-enfo'cements
and his army having rested since the ZSth
ultimo. Lord Methuen advanced against
General Cronje's army, which occupied a
position on both sides of the railway for
many miles.
"The fighting opened with heavy can
nonading at 4 o'clock In the morning un
der cover of which dense masses of infan
try advanced toward the Boers. They were
received by a steady fire which repulsed
the advance before the English came with
in measurable distance. A strong attack
met the same fate, although the English
charged bravely against a hail of Mauser
"About this time men of the Scandina
vian corps, who have a great record for
reckless courage, charsed and were cut off
on a scrubby kopje. It is reported that
they lost several killed and wounded and
that many of them were made prisoners.
"In the afternoon all the British reserves
were brought into the attack, which was
delivered with sublime courage. The
plains ijorth of llodder River were black
with the British forces, who were dep'oyed
In the attack. But no courage could break
the Boers' defences, and late In the day the
British retreated to Modder River, leaving
the ground covcrisl with their dead and
"The Boers' losses were Insignificant.
Exclusive of the Scandinavians, eighteen
were killed and forty-three wounded. Eng
lish prisoners say their killed and wounded
numbered 2,000. They also say the Black
Watch "was cut to pieces.' This great
news was received here with the usual
IA Heport Prom Pretorln of the
(rein II Iter FlKht.
layed in transmission). A despatch from
Pretoria says a British reverse Is reported
from the Tugela River. The Boers took
20S prisoners. Two guns and thirteen am
munition wagons were also captured.
PRETORIA, Dee. 15 (Delayed in trans
mission). The following official reports
have been given out: "Heavy fighting con
tinues at Colenso. Four British guns across
the river were put out of action, and the
gunners and horses killed. The British
are shelling the Boers to prevent them
from crossing the bridge anj capturing the
"There were two hours' artillery firing at
the Modder River, beginning at 0 o'clock
this muruing. The Boer tones at Mate
king are drawing clossr to the British po
I'roteNtn .Kiilnftt Atlvnnfntren to
Uoern In Delncon liny.
LONDON. Dec. 20. There die indications
of considerable agitation in the press on
the part of the public against the attitude
of the Portuguese Government in allow
ing Delagoa Bay to be an open door where
the Boers arc receiving ammunition- and re.
Tho "Globe" urges that England ought
to assume direct control of Delagoa Bay
uring the war.
Loollntr In the Tmnavflnl.
QUEENSTOWN, Caro Colony, Dec. 15
IDelayed In transmission). Natives are
looting extensively In the territory In the
north that has not been annexed by the
Boers. That part of the colony Is practi
cally without any government. A town
euard has been formed at Cala, the mem
bers supplying their own arms and ammu
nition. The railway between Sterkstroom
tend Indwe has been badly damaged by the
To-Kjlrn Sweet Muscatel. TJ rente full hill rll
! u.iilc. ell Fourteenth Street,
Senator McMillan's Rill Affects n
Railroad Company.
Mr. McMillan of Michigan, Chairman cf
the District Committee, Introduced a bill
in the Senate today to provide for several
changes in that part cf the line of the Bal
timore and Potomac Railroad Company
which runs through Washington. Author
ity Is to be given the company to con
struct a new station and yards at Sixth
and B Streets, and in return for the per
mission so granted it must construct a
fifty-foot arch as a public passageway for
vehicular and pedestrian traffic beneath Its
tracks and structures on West Capitol
Street. All tracks on Sixth Street must be
removed and a new line of connection
with the Sixth Street station established,
which shall be satisfactory to the District
The United States Fish Commission
building, which is now located on a pait
of the Mall on which the new station M
to be located, is to be removed to a posi
tion west of the one it now occupies at the
expense of the Government.
The bill provides for the abandonment
for public use of several streets crossed
by the line of the railroad, which are of
little benefit to the public, and which
would require large expenditures to keep
them in use.
The expenses of the contemp'ated
changes are to be divided between the
railroad company, the United States, and
the District of Columbia, the sums fur
nished by the latter being levied and As
sessed on private property in the District.
Two new bridges over the Potomac are
to be built, the present Long Bildge being
replaced by a new bridge for tracks only,
at the company's expense, and a new iron
or steel rassenger bridge being construct
ed at a point above the present site of
Long Bridge by the Government, under the
direction of the Secretary of War.
In addition to the foregoing several im
portant changes in the line of the road arc
projected. Involving the construction of
new tunnels and the elevation of the tracks
at several points where conditions of traf
fic and of public safety render it neces
sary. Five jears Is the time fixed uron for the
completion of all of the propose! work.
1'nte of the Mill I'nvorliic the cot
Indies Development Compnti .
The bill introduced by Representative
Joy of Missouri to open up Cuba and l'orto
Rico to the West Indies Development
Company, will,- It was said at the Oapltol
today, never come back from committee.
The bill provides that "authority be
granted by the United States to the West
'ndie3 Development Company to receive,
acquire and operate, lease, tell, and con
vey concessions or franchises or rights or
permits that the legally constituted gov
ernments of Cuba, Porto Rico, and such
other island possessions that the United
States does now or may hereafter recog
nize as legal governments of said inland
possessions do grant in the manner pro
vided by such governments."
The immediate effect of the passage of
this bill, it is claimed, would be the repeal
of the Foraker-Mason resolutions that
played havoc with the plans of franchise
grabbers toward the close of the I ifly-fifth
Mr. Joy introduced the bill by request.
llcprrciit:itlvc l.ite-ej's Hill Concern
ing MntI Train Olixtrncf Inn.
Representative Laccy of Iowa has Intro
duced a bill to punish obstruction to mall
trains and trains engaged in interstate
commerce. Any person who shall willfully
obstruct the operation of any train of cars
engaged In carrying the malls of the United
States anywhere In the United States, Ter
ritories, or the Distiict of Columbia, i-ball
for every such offence be punished by tine
not exceeding $3,C00 and by Imprisonment
in the penitentiary cot exceeding ten years
The same penalty Is prescribed for ony
person who shall willfully obstruct the
oik ration of any train cf cars engaged In
earning passengers, godds wares, or mer
chandise from one State or Territory to
Representative White or North Carolina,
in a bill which he hat prepared, aks that
an appropriation of $15,000 shall be made
for the expenses of an exhibit of negro edu
cation at the Paris Exposition.
Representative Dayton of West Virginia
has offered a bill, which is now before the
Committee on Naval Aflalis. which provides
that each emplove of the navy vards, gun
factories, naval stations, and arsenals of the
United Stales Government shall be granted
thirty working day.' leave of absence each
jear without forfeiture of pav
Peimlon Mspertx CliHrite Tlmt II Hen
etttn Motility .Itlmperw.
Senator Cullom's bill to correct the rec
ords of certain soldiers of the United States
will be attacked with vigor should It be re
ported favorably by the committee to which
It was referred. It is said that pension ex
perts who have been investigating pending
bills relating to the Pension Bureau have
discovered that Senator Cullom's bill is re
ally a measure to enable bounty Jumpers,
deserters, and other undesirable relics of
the late war to secure separation from
their disabilities.
If tho bill should become law, it Is said
that every bounty Jumper and deserter who
Is now alive would enjoy the i-ame legal
standing as soldiers against whom no
charges were ever preferred.
The pension experts regerd the bill with
disfavor chiefly because they arc afraid
that lust as soon as the men who will be
come its beneficiaries appreciate the sig
nificance of their new standing they will
rusk to the Pension Office and demand sub
stantial rccognitlon.-
The l.nt Illlex IVrforiHi-il Over I.Ien
temiiit nruuih's Itemnliin.
ATLANTA. Ga., Dec. 20. Tho remains
of Lieutenant Brumby arrived at 5:10 this
morning and are now lying iu stale at the
capitol under an honorary guard. Thou
sands of people throng the building to
gaze at the face of the man every one was
paing tributes of honor to here only a few
weeks ago.
The body was escorted from Washington
by a detachment of marines, under Lieu
tenant Commander McCrea. At 2 o'clock
this afternoon the body was cs:ortcd to St.
Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, where services
were conducted by Bishop C. K. Nelson.
The body was then escorted to the grave
In Oakland Cemetery by the local militia
and a detachment from Fort McPherson.
Governor Candler and other State of
ficials were In the funeral procession.
Firing; Near luidyiimltli.
CHEVELEV, Natal, Dec. 1C (Delayed in
transmission) Firing In the direction of
I jdysmltii was heard today.
Karfhqiialse l-'elt nt Ilerllu.
BERLIN, Dec 10. A slight earthquake
was felt last night in the district between
Wiesbaden and Frankfort. It caused gicat
alarm, but the damage done was slight,
To-Kalen Hrapdr for fniit cake, ninec p'-,
plum pudihi.es, 7J c-ct.ts full egjar!. Hi Kour
teei.th Street.
3Ir. Hoar Asks for Equitable Rule
in the Island Possessions.
The Matter Introduced In the Sennte
Today for Action A Hcpultllcan
Form of Government AsUeel for
Cnba. the Philippine, Porto Rico,
and Hawaii Other Haslriess Done.
President pro tempore Frye 'aid before
the Senate, when that body convened today,
a communication from the Smithsonian In
stitution in regard to a vacancy iu the
board of regents, with a Joint resolution
proposing to fill It by the selection of
Richard Alden, of Massachusetts. Mr.
Hoar commented upon the extraordinary
circumstance of" the Smithsonian Institu
tion proposing to Congress the passage of
a measure- for the appointment of a mem
ber of the board of regents. It would be
Just as proper for the Supreme Court to
notify the President of its se'ectlon of a
Justice to fill a vacancy. The matter went
Mr. Hale sent to the clerk's desk and had
read the proclamation issued yesterday Id
Havana by General Brooke on turning over
the civil government of Cuba to General
Wood. He said that the reading must ar
rest the attention of the Senate and of the
country. It was a most remarkable state
ment of the progress that had been madt
In Cuba in bringing about, in peace and
order, a condition In which the people there
must be ready, at some near day, to enter
on a government of their own. General
Brooke was to be congratulate! on accom.
plishing so vast a work.
In the light of that lo.nmuulcat.'on Mr.
Hale Sfid he saw the nearer dawn of free
government In Cuba than he had been able
to see before. He supposed tbat the Com
mittee on Cuban Affairs would take note
of that mtich-lo-bc-rejoiced-at condition in
Cuba. He noticed that General Brooke,
having been displaced, would come North,
and he would be glad to hear personally
what General Brooke had to say, and he
had no doubt the committee would be.
Mr. Allen was appointed to fill vacancies
in the Committees on Agriculture, Claims,
Forest Reservations, Interstate Commerce,
Philippine Islands, and Pensions. Mr.
Morgan gave notice of an amendment to
Mr. Bacon's Philippine Islands refolut.on
as follows:
"That in pursuance of section 1 of ar
ticle 4 of the Constitution, the United States
will guarantee to the people of Porto Rico.
Hawaii, the Philippine Islands, and all
other states and peoples within its sov
ereign Jurisdiction and control a republican
form of government, and will protect them
against invasion."
Mr. Hoar otTered a resolution declarataty
of the policy of the United States toward
the recent acquisitions of territory, and it
was laid on the table temporarily:
Whereas the Arm-dean jieople ami the s-icral
Stale in the 1'iuon have in times u-t. at mi
litant i-eriods in th'ir history, especially when
declaring their indept-ndm-c, establishing their
constitution or undertaking new and art at re
s(ier.slcilities, M-en fit to declare the puqi-wc
for which tlie nation of states wa fnuneled, and
the important objects the people intend to pur-fur-
in their political action; and
Whereas, the close of a treat war, the luVr
ation. b the. United States, vf the s-ode cf
(.Hrta and Porto Itlro. in the Weftm llend.
pheie. and cf the rhilipidne I.!anL. in the far
cast, and the redaction of tho- i-vlr to the
-ndition of
practical iiejK-iidence nil
United States, constitute
V:c-i such a declaration
ca-a-ion Mhnll
-roper; therefore, h;
Readied. Tliat tliii Republic adheres to the
d.xtrines tthich were In the past st forth In the
IH-claration of Iiideirr d nee and its national and
tale constitutions; and
Iteeohed. That the purpose of its existence ao,l
the objeets'to which its political action ouaht to
he directed are the nio-t eiinr-hling of humanity,
the rai-ine from the dan of it lnimMet and
c-oartast meniWrs and the enabling of persons
coining lawfully UDder it. power or infiueLc-e to
live in freedom and in lionor, under covernmeuts
who-e form they ale to have a shale in determin
ing andin wlio-e administration they have an
equal voice. Its most iinpoitant and prc-ein-r oh
lieation. are:
To she the dicVult problem presented hv the
presence of different race-, on our own soil with
equal con.tituticnal tight-; to luafce the nejrro
safe in hi. Imine. ., ur in hi vote, enual in
his cpi-ortunitv U-r education and employment,
and to liring the Indian to a civilization and cul
ture in accordance with his need and captirity.
To enable irreat cities to Koverti lheni-telce. m
freedom, m Iionor, and in purity. To make the
!allcl-box a. pure as a sacramental vessel, and
the election return a perfectly in ac-eonl with
the law and the truth ?i thp judgment of the
supreme Court. To lanl-h illiteracy and le
norance front the lard. To sreure for every
workman anil for everv working woman wages
enouifh to support a life of comfort and an Id
ase of leisure ami ruiet. as beflU those who
have an eipud share in a self eorerning s:tat.0
To grow and exiind over the continent, and
over the island of the sea. jut so fact and no
faster, as we can bring into eqiulitv and self,
government, under our Constitution peoples ami
races who willsliare thee ideals ami help to
make them realities.
To set a peaceful example of freedom which
mankind will lie glad to follow-, but never to
force even fieedom uKn unwilling nations at the
jKiint .f the iiavonet or at the cannon's mouth.
To abstain iron interfering with the freedom
and just rishtri of other nations or in-oples and to
remember tliat the liberty .to elo ilght.nee-essarll
involves the liberty to do wrong; and that the
American people has no right to take from any
other people the Mrthriebt of freedom lieeatisc
of a fear tliat they will do wrong with it.
Mr. Haw ley called attention to the fact
that a resolution was adopted this morning
on motion of Mr. Pettlgrew calling on the
Secretary of War for a copy of testimony
taken by the commission to Investigate Ihc
conduct of the war. He thought that the
resolution should be referred to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs and he made that
He braves Withont Nauilne the An
pranriittionsi Sitheomiiilttee.
Chairman Cannon, of the Appropriations
Committee. left for home this morniug
without appointing his subcommittees. He
will call a meeting of the committee on
the 4th of January, when he will announce
the appointment of subcommittees. In the
meantinje the clerk will be engaged in pre
paring the Urgency Deficiency biir which
will tarry something over 150,000,000.
Senntor l-nlrhanlsn Would Give Her
IV2.000 Annniilly.
Senator Fairbanks of Indiana Introduced
a bill In the Senate today granting a pen
sion to Mamie Craig Lawton, widow of
Major Gen. Henry W. Lawton, U. S. V.
The amount of the pension Is fixed at
$2,000 a year. The bill was referred to the
Committee on Pensions and will receive
an early consideration.
Mr. llollnnd Cnllsi on I,mcr.
John P. Holland, inventor of the1 sub
marine torpedo boat the Holland, called
on the Secretary of the Navy today and
Invited Mr. Long to visit and Inspect the
boat. He also called on the various bu
reau chiefs of the Navy and asked, them
to witness a trial of the Hllland to be
made within the next week or ten days.
Snlefde of a PoMtoft.ee Caahler.
BALTIMORE. Dec. 20. Louis Sneebur
ger, cashier of the postofilce. committjd
suicide this morning by shooting himself
In the head.
Norfo k 6. Wanhlntrtnn Steamboat Co.
Pellg; 'Jul trips daily at 0:30 p. m. to Old Point
Comfor Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia
Beach. For schedule, see page 7,
To-Kalon 5weet Catawlu. on cents full half gl
da Wile. CI I Fouiiccnlli Street.
Defeated In tin Attempt to Hate the
HouMe Adjotirn.
The Republican floor leader cf the
House. Mr. Payne, suffered his first defeat
this morning. After, the transaction of
some routine matters which took but a few
minutes. Mr. Payne moved that the House
adjourn. At the request of' Mr. arow of
Pennsylvania he withdrew the motion for
a moment In order to allow that gentle
nan to make a statement concerning some
remarks made by Mr. Gaines of Tennessee.
Seeing that a controversy w'ould ensue Mr.
Payne renewed the motion to adjourn." thus
cutting off Mr. Grow. A division was de
manded and to the surprise, of Mr. .Payne
every Democrat voted wlti the striking
Republicans, led by Mr. Grow, against ad
The only recourse left Mr. Payne was to
demand the yeas and rays. When the
Speaker announced tha toJ 81 to 103
there was a general npptouve'on the Demo
cratic side. Mr. Paym flushed. He de
manded the regular order, which was the
call of committees.
Mr. Grow asked, unanimous consent to
make a statement. The Speaker said the
regular order had been demanded, and de
sired the clerk to call the committees. Be
fore the clerk proceeded Mr. Pane again
renewed the motion to adjourn, and was
again defeated on a division demanded by
Mr. Grow, by a vote 79 to SO He again
demanded the yeas and nays, which were
After some discussion on Mr. firow's re-marl.-j,
tho House at 1:35 adjourned.
The Mrnnle Committee Maj Iteach a
ote January ,3.
The Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections may vole on the Quay case Fri
day, January 3.
The committee will hold a meeting on
that day, and the arguments which were
presented by counsel last Saturday will be
It is understood that there will be no
delay on the part of the committee, as each
member is acquainted with all the features
of the caie. It Is generally accepted at the
Capitol as a fact that a majority of the
committee will hold that Governor Stone,
of Pennsylvania, had so right to fill a va
cancy in the United States Senate by ap
pointment while the Pennsylvania legisla
ture was In session.
It is iraintalned by the enemies of Mr.
Quay that' be is already defeated, and thai
be damaged his cause by coming to Wash
ington to assume personal command of his
forces, thus calling greater attention to his
They claim tliat some Senators would
have voted for Mr. Quay simply on personal
gtounds had his case not beeu made to con
spicuous. TO STUDY nampRATioir.
lolnt Conn eittee lropoed hy Rep
rrneulntlre llariholdt.
Representative Bartholdt of Missouri has
Introduced in the House of Representatives
a Joint resolution to create a commission
to examine into the tubject, of Immigra
tion. .' .
It Is provided that a Join, commission
shall be created, consisting of three Sena
tor", to be appointed by the President of
the Senate, and three members of the
House of Representative", to be appointed
by the Speaker of the House. This com
mission shall make full entjulry Into the
subject cf Immigration, its present extent
and character. Its Influence upon the physi
cal, moral, social, and material conditions
of our people, and also the pres-ent system
of administration of the laws on the sub
ject, and the question whether the system
or laws require any change or modification.
Cliuirutnii nnlieoeW Vot to Orxcnnlze It
Until After the Holiday!..
Chairman lUbcock will not organize the
District Committee until after the holi
day recess.
Twenty-two District bills have been in
troduced, and referred 1y Chairman Bab
cock to the District Commissioners for a re
port on them.
It is believed that the committee will
be able to have Eorae local measure ready
to call up on January S. whlcX under the
rule, will be the first District day of the
Houne lleetlnnsi Comualttee No, 1 Gets
Heady to Hear Content.
Elections Committee No. 1 met, and or
ganized this morning. Edward A. King, of
Lisbon. Ohio, was reappointtvl clerk. The
rules of the Fifty-fifth Congress were
adopted for the guidance of the committee.
The case of Aldrich vs. Robbins, of A'a
bama. was set for bearing January 8, and
the case of Evans vs. Turner, of Kentucky,
for January 11. The hearing will "begin at
10 o'clock In the morning, two hours a side
being allowed.
It is the Intention of Chairman Tayler
to dispose of the contested ejection cases
assigned to his committee as soon as pos
sible. It is not Improbable that the House
will have an opportunity to vote on the Al.
drich-Robbins contest the latter part of
January. The Turner contest Is peculiar,
in so far that the contestant, Evans, is now
a Judge on the Federal bench, and his
friends say he will not give up a life posi
tion Tor a seat In the House. Should the
committee report against Turner, the seat
will be declared vacant.
I'or a Potomac lCIver Improvement.
In a letter submitted to the House today
the Chief of Engineers estimates that an
expenditure of $3M80 for the improvement
of the Potomac River near Lionardtown,
,will pay for dredging a channel in
Breton Bay 200 feet wide' to Lecnardtown,
and provides a turning basin 600 feet long
by 400 feet wide, with a depth 'of ten feet,
AVonld PnreliaHe Grant'n Picture.
Representative Bartholdt of Missouri has
Introduced a bill providing that the Joint
Committee on the Library be authorized
to purchase the painting, by Hans Balling,
entitled "General U. S. Grant in the trench
es of Vicksburg," to be hung In a suitable
place In Ihe new Library Building. Fifty
thousand dollars Is asked for-thcT purpose.
A Xcrr PenMlon- Meaicare.
Representative Gardner of Michigan has
introduced a bill providing for the distri
bution of decisions of the Department of
the Interior which relate to pensions.
To Fix Letter-Carriem' ilnrle.
Mr. Mudd of Maryland today Introduced
in the House of Representatives a'blll pro
viding a scale of wages for letter carriers,
as followst First Tear, $600; second year,
$S00; third year, J1.000; rotfrth year, J1.200.
"See Beautiful Chesapeake Bay"
En route to Flonthvand theSouth via the Short
Sea Itoute. jr
For particulars and. Illustrated boellet address
rasarocst.: M. M.T. Co..
' Baltimore, Mil.
Flynn'a DaaliieaM. College. t)ta aad K.
Buainesa, shorthand, typewriting tT a ymr.
To-Kalon Port, 75 cent full liall gallon bottle,
eu.rourteenth Street, "
General Laiv.on Fell iu a Compara
tively Trivial Fig'uL
Other Cnnunltlex In the Dnttle Inti
mated nt Twenty Killed nml
Wounded Mod)- of the Dead Com
mander neliiB; Kncorled to Manila.
Freiinently Wnrncd of Da user.
MANILA, Dec 20 (11:10a.m.). The Dght
In which General Lawton was killed is de
scribed as a comparatively trivial affair,
simply a small part of the general scheme
of finishing the campaign. Colonel Lock-
ett's Eleventh Cavalry started to cross the
San Mateo River, above town of the same
name, for the purpose of flanking the In
surgents, when their firing was heard.
Lieutenant Colonel Sargent, with two bat
talions of the Twenty-ninth Volunteer In
fantry, was to make the direct attack.
General Lawton personally directed Lieu
tenant Colonel Sargent's crossing the river.
Sargent was unable to cross Immediately
In front of San Mateo, as a typhoon had
transformed the river Into a torrent. Gen
eral Ijawton stood high up on the river
bank watching Sargent's men. He wore
the huge white helmet, under which he has
courted death every time he has been un
der the insurgent fire, and a great yellow
slicker made him conspicuous. Captain
Breckenrldge, one of hl3 aides, bad been
shot In the groin, and General Law ten
went to speak to him as the Utter was
being carried away. Captain Sew all. an
other of the General's aides, warned Law
ton tbat the insurgents were making a
special effort to hit him. General Lawt n
was Just about to speak to Captain Breck
enrldge, when he threw his hands up,
blood spurted from his mouth, and be fell
without saying a word. He had been shot
squarely' through the heart and died al
most instantly.
Meantime Lieutenant Colonel Sargent
had charged on the insurgents and drove
them into Colonel Lockttt's hands. Our
losses were twenty killed and wounded.
Captain Rogers, Troop F, Foutth Cavalry.
General Lawton's guard. Is bringing the
general's body to Manila. Three other
troops of the Fourth Cavalry will be sent
to Marlqulna to escort the remains here.
The death of General Lawton was the
hardest loss possible to Inflict on the
Americans at this mo:i'nt- The ultlmst?
result, of course, will not be changjd. but
it will be almost impoaslble to finJ a man
to replace General Lawton.
The headquarters people are much af
fected by the sad news. It Is not likely
to havt any effect on the Insurgents, how
ever, as they have already reported Gen
eral Lawton killed in several engagements.
War licimrtiueut .on!i CoiireriiliiK
ihr rilllnc of Ills finer.
At the War Department today it was
stated that the successor of General Lawton
as major general of volunteers had not
jet been determined upon. It is thought,
however, that the position will fall to Brig.
Gen. Samuel B. M. Young, of the Volun
teers, who is now In the Philippines.
General Young Is a colonel of the Third
Cavalry In the reguar army, and has a
long record for gallantry In action. He
enlisted as a private in the Twelfth Penn
sylvania Infantry at the outbreak of the
civil war, and was later made captain of
the Fourth Pennsylvania. He was made a
colonel in 1S61. and brevetted a major gen
eral for gallantry. He entered the regular
army n a second lieutenant of the Twelfth
Infantry In 1S66, and has risen to the rank
of colonel. He was made a brigadier gen
eral of volunteers May 4, 1E58, and a major
general July S, 1S98. but afterward reIucei
to a brigadier general witn a numDer oi
other officers when It became necessary to
cut down the number of major general".
He commanded the cavalry In Cuba, and
won the battle of Las Guasimas. His work
In the Philippines has been of the brightest
The other brigadier generals now In the
Philippines rank as follows: Jofeph
Wheeler, Theodore H. Schwan, Robert H.
Hall. Lloyd Wheaton. Fred. D. Grant, R. P.
Hughes, James F. Smith, and Frederick
Funston. Wheeler. It Is thought, will be
made a brigadier general In the regular
army and retired, and while the recordB of
all the other officers mentioned are ex
tremely good. It is thought that Young
will be made a major general of volunteers
and succeed to Lawton's command of the
First Division. Eighth Army Corps.
Mr. Melklejohn. the Assistant Secretary
of War, In speaking of General Lawton.
said: "No braver soldier or more splendid
gentleman ever lived than Lawton. If be
had any faults. It was that he was two
reckless of his own safety. But whUe he
exposed himself, he was extremely care
ful of his men and always saw that they
had all the shelter possible. He looked
after the welfare of his troops and they
Idealized him. He was a typical American
Col. William S. ratten, of the Quarter
master's Department, said: "I knew Law
ton out West, and also while he was in
Washington. He was a soldier of the first
magnitude and a lovable gentleman. He
had hosts of friends both in and out of
the army, and his admirers were thou
sands. He was undoubtedly one of the
finest officers In the army, and his record
in the civil war, against the Indians, and
in Cuba and the Philippines Is superb."
Capt. Ethelbert Breckinridge, who was
on General Lawton's staff, was wounded
just before Lawton was killed. Inspector
General Breckinridge, father of Captain
Breckinridge, has received the followinj
telegram from Colonel Garllngton, inspec
tor general at Manila:
Manila. Dece.nlxr iff, 1S93.
Kthelbert in fine spirits; slightly wounded in
right arm and side.
I.awton lired five minutes.
Particulars cabled press. UAHL1NCTON.
Captain Breckinridge has a wife in
Army anil Xavy Co-oncratlnir, In the
Philippine Campaign.
The navy and army continue co-operating
in the campaign in northern Luzon,
&and have captured Romblon and Pamplo
na. Commander Ackley, of the Concord,
and Commander Leigh, of the Pampanga,
assisted in the capture of Romblon.
A battalion from the Newark occupied
Pamplona. Commander Burwell, of the
Wheeling, is doing fine work in co-operation
with General Young.
Rear Admiral Watson sent the following
cablegram to the Navy Department today:
Manila. December 20, HOT.'
Siecretanr ef the Navy. Washington:
Cc-ncord, Ackley; fanipanga, Leigh. Iglh
instant, with two companies infantry, captured
Romblcn. John Jam?, reaman. wounded knee;
only casuauy navy- Newark's battalion -landed
from Callao. occupied Pamplona, north coast
Luxon. Burwell, Whecbng, co-operating with
General Young li.e one service, landing battal
ion, doing excellent- work daily north and west
Luzon. WATSON.
Comrades) of the Dead Officer Would
Pay Off a Hortgaice.
Adjutant General Corbin started a move
ment today to pay off the mortgage on the
home left by General Lawton at Redlands,
Cal., In order that his wife and children
may not be left destitute. As soon as Sec
retary Root reached his office General
Ccrbin had a conference with him and the
Secretary approved of the plan whereby the
public would be given a chance to aid the
family of General Lawton. General Cor
bin said.- "General Lawton left little to
his family besides hl3 good name, which
will live In history, but believing as I do
that the whole country admired Lawton
as a soldier and a gentleman cf the high
est type, I think the public will be glad to
assist the family he left.
"He died as a soldier, facing the enemy
and fighting for his country and no more
fitting tribute could be paid him by the
public than by seeing that bis family did
not suffer.
'The army, I know, will ccntrlbute liber
ally and I believe a substantial fund can
be raised to assist the family of the dead
The following Is the bulletin issued by
General Corbin:
Washington, T. C, Decemlier 20, 1y.
Vfaior (Icneral Henry v. I.anton. I. si Vol
unteers, whoe death occurred at au Mateo. Isl
and of laizon, ou December 19. lbK, hai left little
hut Ids good name as a legacy to hi wife and
children. A niece of liropertv tumiuH-d by him
as a home In California has a mortgage cf half
the imrchase price etill outstanding and unliimi
dated. The undersigned have voluntarily asso
ciated themselves together for the purpose of j
raising, tuna to Isiy on llie mile iileunes con
tribution will be tlianktullr received by them,
and he deroted to the object iiTeinalioie set
forth. The aid of the new--jMptr of th- coun
try is renuestcd.
Contribution, will be received by any one of
tlie following:
H. C Corbin, Adjutirt Gereral, Wjshiigton,
D. f.
John F. Weston. Acting Connii'-.ary ftencra!,
Washington. I. C.
vv illiam laidlow. Brigadier o nrral, Havana,
William It. ihafter, MaJvr General. San Fran-ci-co,
General Lawtoa'B family will receive a
penslcn of )30 a month, the highest pen
sion paid the families of deceased army
officers. This sum will be In no way ade
quate to support his wife and four chil
dren. It Is probable that Secretary Root
will call the attention of Congress to the
condition of Mrs. Lawton and her children
and that a special act will be passed giving
them a pension cf at least lit") a month.
With her home paid for and an income of
about J130 a month. Mr. Lawtoa will be
able to live in fairly comfortable circum
stances. Senator Fairbanks and the Indiana dele
gation In Congress have announced tbat
they will endeavor to get a special act of
Congress giving Mrs. Lawton a pension.
It Is "said the cost of General Law-ton's
home was about $13,000. leaving more than
JT.I00 to bo raised if the mortgage Is lift
Frost riltiein eif a Plan lo Gt-t 1'OBsen.
fslon of L'nv ite.
SAX- FltA.N'CISCO. Dec. 2u. The trans
port Rio Janeiro brings details of the re
cent Filipino attack on the- Cavite Lavy
yard, which was an opera bouffe affair and
not the serious assault some reported it
as being at the time. The insurgents
planned to attack Fort Rice, on the Isth
mus of Dallblcan. and under cover of this,
which they thought would carry all the
American troops to that point, they pro
posed to sneak over from Cavite Vlejo In
a fleet of small boats and ca, ture the navy
yard and arsenal.
At the appointed time a scattering fire
was directed at the marines In Fort Rice.
The Americans responded briskly with the
rapid-fire guns, which quickly took ell the
desire to advance out of the Filipinos.
When the noise of the firing warned them
that the Insurgents on the isthmus were
trving to carry out their part of the pro
gramme, the rebels at Cavite Viejo swarm
ed Into long wooden boats, each holding
about thirty men. They depended on the
paddles for motive power.
The rebels were only a little way from
shore when they encountered danger from
an unexpected quarter. The searchlight of
the gunboat Petrel beamed upon them, and
the well-aimed shots from the Petrel caus
ed the rebel fleet to be turned about in hot
haste. The insurrectionists paddled des
perately to reach shore. One 6-pound shell
from the Petrel struck an Insurgent boat
amidships, knocked it to splinters, and kill
ed every rebel on board. The others were
beached near the mouth of the creek and
the Filipinos scattered inland.
Secretaries! Louie anil Hoot and
.Others Confer Willi the Preaielent.
During the greater portion of the day at
the White House the time of the President
was entirely devoted to conferences with
Secretary Long, Sscretary Root, and a large
number of Senators and Representatives.
Secretary Root's conference was in regard
to the death of General Lawton. It had
been the intention of the President to snd
to Congress today the nomination of Gen
eral Lawton to be a brigadier general in
the regular army, hut the sad news of his
sudden death changed this programme.
The President and Secretary Roct dis
cussed for a considerable time the advis
ability of sending the nomination to Con
gress, notwithstanding the death of the
general. When the Secretary took his de
parture it was understood that the Presi
dent will not follow this course today, and
probably not at all.
Secretary Long's conference was purely
in relation to departmental affairs requir
ing Congressional action. Mr. Long de
clined to say anything about the subjects
talked over.
Senators Allison?- Cullom. Fairbanks,
Aldrldge, Burrows, and Gear each saw the
President and talked with him about the
financial legislation to come up In the
Senate. The Impression prevailed at the
White House that these Senators, or a
greater portion of them, will insist strong
ly upon many modifications in the single
gold standard bill passed by the House this
While It Is known that nearly all of
them favor the single gold standard, yet
there are some provisions In the House bill
that they do not favor.
Senator Penrose and Representative
Bingham of Pennsylvania had a half hour's
conference with the President, and it was
rumored that the .only subject discussed
was the seating of Senator Quay. It Is
generally known that the President Is tak
ing a great deal of interest in the Quay
proceedings, and it is believed that he will
bs gratified If the Pennsylvania statesman
Is given a seat.
Others who saw the President were
Speaker Henderson. Representative Kluttz.
Representative McPherson. Representative
Sibley. Representative Corliss, Representa
tive Davidson, and Representative Graff.
Holiday Hates to Plttsbnrsr. Kte
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Excursion tickets, Washington to Tittshurg,
Conncllsville. t'niontown. Uravoalronr. ScoUdate.
BraddocL, Dunbar. Kairchance, lit. rieaant. and
Jchnstown. Pa., on iale December 2J, SI. -25. 21.
January 1. good to return until January I. 1300,
at rate of fare and one-.Tiird for round trip.
To-Kalon Sherry. "5 tents full half fillon bot
tle. 614 Fourteenth Street.
Passengers on a Sleeping Car Rob
bed of Their Valuables.
One Thief Gnarda the Condoefor ana
Tortcr, "While the Others Collect
Valuable In Poasesulon of Paawcn
Ker After Their Operations They
Torn on Air Brakes and Escape.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 20. The pas
sengers in the sleeper on the Missouri Pa
cific. Omaha and Lincoln express which
left Kansas City at S:15 o'clock last night
were held upland relieved of their valuables
by three men, two of whom were masked.
last night between Kansas City. Kan., and
Nc-armann, six miles north, where the rob
bers left the train. Something over J500
in money, six watches, and five diamonds
were secured from the passengers. One
man was relieved of over J100. The pas-
engers on the train outside of the sleeper
and even the trainmen, were ignorant of
the hold-up until after it had occurred.
As scon as the train reached Leaven
worth, the Missouri Pacific officials and
the police here were notified and prepara
tions fcr Intercepting the robbers were at
once begun. About 1 o'clock this morning
a train was made up which carried the
railroad detectives and a posse of officer
to the scene of the hold-up, and a search
for the bandits was begun.
The robbers boarded the train at the
station in Kansas City, Kan.
They went to the sleeper and covered
the conductor and porter with their re
volvers. While one man held them with a
large revolver pointed at their heads, the
other two went through the car and re
lieved the occupants of their valuables;.
Both were armed with revolvers.
The passengers were terrified and with
one exception delivered their valuables
without an attempt to save them. One
man stuck his pocketbook, containing JIM
in money. Inside the shirt of his son who
was with "him, and dropped his watch into
his own trousers' leg.
When the robbers had relieved the pas
sengers of all their valuables they delib
erately turned on the air brakes, brought
the train to a standstill, and jumped off.
Xcarmann Is surrounded by a forest, and
It is supposed the raiders made their es
cape under cover of this. All the bridges
across the Missouri and Kansas Rivera are
being watched, and It will be a difficult
matter for the bandits to get away. The
robbers worked rapidly, but overlooked
co one. While the conductor and the por
ter were covered try one of the bandits,
the others rassed among the occupants
of the sleeper. One would hold a gun at
the head of a passenger, while the other
went through his pockets. A sharp look
out waq kept meanwhile to tee tbat noco
of the imssengers might surprise them by
pulling a gun of his own. When the man
was reached who had concealed bis money
the robbers cursed him. but were in too
great i hurry to make a search.
W. T. Keene, of St. Louis, who was one
of the victims of the cpbbery, told tho
following story of the affair: "I was alona
In the smoking section of the sleeper and
was sound asleep, when I felt some ono
tapping my knee. Looking up I saw a tall
man with a large mustache and with a
black slouch hat drawn over his face, but
without a mask. He hail a large revolver
in his hand. He asked me if I had any
thing. I handed him my pocketbook and
he took 54. S3 and a cbeck for J23 signed by
T. P. Fecton. Jr., of Leavenworth. He
looked at the check and said: 'This may bo
good, but it is no good to me.' He then
carefully placed it back in the book and
handed it to me. The whole affair was one
of the coolest I ever saw. The robber was
a very gentlemanly fellow."
Senator SUoup'is Committee Starts for
the Southwest Tomorrow.
The Territories of Arizona and New Mex
ico, which are applying for Statehood, are
to entertain a party for the investigation of
their actual conditions, under the leader
ship of Senator Shoup, the Chairman of the
Committee on Territories. The party win
leave tomorrow, and includes- Senator Clark
of Wyoming. Chairman Hull, of the House
Military Committee: Commusicner Her
mann, of the Land Office: Assistant Secre
tary of War Melklejohn: Governor Murpny,
of Arizona, and Governor Otero, of New
Mexico. Governor Murphy said today: "The bills
which have been Introduced this session for
the admission of these two Territories as
States should not meet with the slightest
difficulty in being passed. We have repeat
edly come to Congress asking for State
rights, but in the past. It must be ad
mitted, we were basing our claims on facts
tbat could scarcely be considered satisfac
tory. But in the past jear, due to the un
precedented business prosperity, Arizona,
and I may include New Mexico as well,
both have made wonderful advancement in
manufacturing, mining, and agricultural
industries, and the population has grown
When asked how the admission of these
two Territories would affect political condi
tions. Governor Murphy said:
No difference will be produced in Hou
or Senate representation, for New Mexico
Is Democratic and Arizona is safely Re
publican. It will simply give an equal gain
to both parties."
When the Congressional party returns,
about January 1. Senator Shoup will at once
lay before the Committee on Territories tha
results of his investigations. All the mem
bers of the committee are cot favorably
inclined to the admission of both Terri
tories. It has been said that the larger
part of the citizens of New Mexico are of
pure Mexican blood, and thi3 may account
for some of the adverse feeling exhibited.
The conditions in Arizona, however, arc
said to be much better. It Is likely tbat
one or both of these Territories will be
asked to wait another year.
Pleaded Guilty to i:mheszleuieiit.
John F. Gotller, who was arrested last
Saturday by Detective Ilelan on a tharge
of embezzlement, preferred by C- C. Muel
ler, the proprietor of a candy store at SZS
Pennsylvania Avenue northwest, pleaded
guilty In the Police Court this mornieg and
was held In $500 bond to await the action
of he grand jury. Mueller testified that
Gotller had beep in his employ as a sales
man and collector, and while acting in
that capacity had appropriated to his own
use several sums of money, amounting in
all to about $40. Collier, when placed on
the stand, said that he didn't take the
money with the intention of keeping It.
but that he had been drinking and while
under the Influence of liquor had been led
into wrongdoing.
To the Retail Merchant.
rrwrrcreive methods increase business and save
money, ion don't know what you miss il not
yet acquaint! d with the Waehinrton Clwrina;
Ck aiktrm. lh-op pcr-tal or call. Atlantis.

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