f 2CS 12 A? T
Defeat of the Boers by a Force
Under General French.
"Tiielr Position Vssnlled lj rlHIcPj.
CuMilrj. and In runt rj Taken 1
Mirprlse. The j Plot in Disorder.
Popular I'ntlnislnsin In London
I'ttrinsr nnrolliiMMit of "Volunteer.
LONDON, Jan. 1 A despatch to the
Central News, received today fiom Kens
burg, Cape Colon), ropei-tsi complete de
feat of the Boers at Coleanurg and the oc
cupation of that place bv the Untwh forces.
All of General Trench's cavalr, artillery,
and infantry, the hmor being carried In
wagons In order to expedite the movement,
Hff Rensburg during the n.ght for the iwr
1 e of turning the Bo"is" light flank His
re-re arrived within linking distance at
Th. lutaxtry Held batteries nw3e feint
t t k Hie Br from the lroaL Man-
i. . h eawir) awl light artillery" suc-
f dtv mumH d cemfdetel) Mirprieed
Horn-, who Hading their rear tkreat-
n-d mm ward in difwdcr and aban-
t xfruAfmm are growing every da) that
.- ia owtk Airieti will be materiali)
4i rK'd beiore tbe landing In Natal of
i erl Hobort. and Kitchener
i' it argwod bote that Boer knowledge of
le dMpeitkm of the English officers to
avoid at. far as ronrittcnt with mililaiy
1 -oprtet) any general action at present,
ill impel, the enemy to provoke an en
l..ij,cmenl viihwn deiav. Thn seems evi-
ent b) a s-ertet, of lwrafring movements,
an.l nagging aKsaulu p the English at
tveiv poss-ible oiuwr. unit) .
The fact that ulnce the lecent repulse of
Ctrrral Bullet- nothing kae Wean communi
ty ad to the Wai Office of a eufheieiitl) en
coutagmg character that can be censtiued
imo a eueeeas In an) degree has not pro
duced a disheartening effect. The people
ae sai"ned to sulmtu t a tnief period of
icmpaxative militarv inactivit) to be fol
cwed by a move upon the entire Boer line.
wLcn in the opinion of the commanding
.n crate at the front deefcten that the
tiiiie for It has lieen agreed npan.
V. hether this will be before or after the
a r al or Genera! Hubert j is generally ad
. ted to be a matter dependent upon dally
l t pening
D i said that a nuHiinr of men eatnloy
c3 li Pr. k.cd, the Eoraitean agent of
the T'-anvaal. have iteen seeking enroll
n. nt in the Imperial Yeowanrj. Two of
tl c c men hoe eriee6 had been accept
ed were dif-covered todav and discharged.
There wnt. a scne of great pojmlar en
ihusiapm this morning during the enroll
mtnt of tlie City ef London Iwieril Yol
i eec 1'he prache to the Guild Hall
v throHutxl l iitfiivlo u'l iMH-rier1?
Ik d to be erected lo ketn the crowd ltack
Lord Mayor New. ton made a stirring ad
("nss to the first 500 Aoiumecrs who will
ltae beie on January 13
FIGHTING AT DORDRECHT.
Pciiils of tl I.ivel Knomnilcr With
'rriuisx :ml Purees.
ClE TOWN Jan 1 (Ifl 15 a m.) A
dij aich to toe "Cpe Times from Srerk-F-oom
dated December 31. 1" 26 p. m.,
.. vs a M)dran of Brabant f horse, nn-lc-
Captain Mitnwency. hiie leconnoi
r Lg eight mik frm Dordrecht todav,
ve ennced bv a nartj of Bers. The
;. ct were i-e-enfereed. and the English
ft. I back inte a stronger jHwrncn.
'L'euteaents Alirford and Turner with
.ci v-seven men weie cnt on" from the
nuin lKidv but saeeeeded in oceupymg a
denga and holding the enemy at ba until
tho were rciirted bj Cairtain GeJdsworthy
ai.d I0 men of the Cape Mounted Rifles,
who rode uu Uh two gnns and diove the
B(H"- helter-skelter awa from the hills.
as, reported that the Boers hai seven
1 .lied The rtiitM casualties ere -503
t l u!ded and seven mieeing. Some cf the
' ci are expected to turn tip, however."
It I- aaid ofiiclalfe Ut hereafter Boer
I r.scners will be aent t Simon's Town in
fct ad of St. Helena.
nother acconnt from Sterkstroom of
the same dale as the above eajs Montmo
unev's sconts were cnt off In a donga six
iK.ks north of Dordrecht Saturday night.
Lieutenant AVarren had been wounded and
l's men refnwd to eaw These forty
iscn beat off repeated attacks of SOD Boers
dnng the night.
On Sundaj morning the Boers renewed
the attack, but Captain Goldsworthy with
113 men and four gnus arrivd from Dord
recht at 5-15 a. m. sad the IwrghiTS re
ared The Bntiali loases Mere two wonad
eit. Tito Boe-.s had eight kaied and twenty
CONSTANT ART3XI.ERY TIRING.
A Duel n l.finir ltnitttf Hojiorteil
l'roni "VtoTl'r ltior.
3IODDER RIVER Dec. 31 (DcliyeJ in
tr. nsmission) An artillery duel nl long
r-'nge, which caueeil no damage to either
Fide, has been the only firing fcince last
Yvcdiieday night. On that occasion the
Boers keot up a purposeless, fusillade for
scleral hours It is believed that they
were misled the extinction of the Brit
ish searchlight into believing that a bight
attack was contemplated.
Three native runners started especially
from the Modder River headquarters for
Kimberley. They carried depatchs for
the commander here. The inactivity is
The outworks that have been thrown up
cover an enormous area and extend south
waid to Enslin. Lord Methuen has order
ed a large marble headstone which is to be
erected in the burial ground near head
ciuarters. It will be inscribed with the
words. "Brceted to the memory of the offi
cers and men who loU at Megarsfontein."
The burial spot has noon been fenced In.
It is reported that General Cronje has
signed the death warrant of a Free Stater
who had been commandeered and who was
arrested while trekking homeward.
ON A TSANSVAAL MISSION".
Arrlal In iiistnlnm of an kciU
AMSTERDAM. Jan. 1 Commandant De
Waaid, of the Hollandor Corps at Pretoria,
has anived here. He is entrusted with a
mission to Europe of behalf of the Trans
vaal. He refuses to give any information
as to the object of his mission, but it is
believed that he is here to make purchases.
He states that the Transvaal is abundantly
supplied with ammunition, especially
Mauser cartiidgcs which are being manu
factured at Pretoria.
ENLISTING TOR BOER SERVICE.
Mnn Kt-cruits Cntliereil nl "WliniMUsi
liuilo mriil OII5e's.
OMAHA, Neb . Jan. 1 Men are being
gathered at regular eii:plomoiir offices at
Lincoln, Norfolk. Chadion Beatnte. Hast
ings and Grand Island foi -0ivke in the
Boer army. When the men applj in an
swer to advertibcmcnts foi laboier and
clerks they aie asked if they would enlist
for service in South AfiIJa r gainst the Dog
hsh if transported and aimed free and as
sured of an allotment of land fiom the
Transvaal Republic m the tvent of Boer
The meetinc of English societies m
Omaha jesterdav brought out the nuth and
the figures exhibited showed M)0 alreadv
enlisted for this woik. At the pro-Boei
meting Adjutant General Barry, of the
State, was one of the leading men pie-ent.
Others prominent in G!an-na-Gael circles
were present and manv pro-Poer -peeche3
were made but the idea of invading Caua
da vhs i idle tiled.
BOERS CAN FIGHT 1'OR YEARS.
Dr. I.-! Uri'liiri'o His l'fpl Vrc
Mipplli'il Willi ll fi--ssiiri-s.
BRUSSEI.S, Jan 1 .Dr Levds. the
diplomatic agent of the Transvaal in Eu
rope, states that the Tiat -vaal and the
Orange Kree State have no reason to feai
ths results of England's commercial block
ade, which, he d eel ate. i odious. The
Republics, he sajs, are dependent on Eu
rope only for luxuries, such as English
clothes, wines, cigars, and spiiits. which
can be ehsslj dispensed with b a people
who are struggling for liberiv He liken"
the Boers to the Americans when they de
prived theuisOlVcs of tea at the outbreak of
the revolution.. He add ilmt the stones
or the crops In the Republic- u ing in
the ground for lack of men to gathT iheni.
are absolutely fal-e There aie a suf
ficient number of old men. foreigner, and
blacks, to gathei all the crops. In con
clusion. Dr Levds savs
"We have enough arms and anuiiiimtinli
to fight for several vcars. We have am
munition to spare Twentv-one vears.tgoue
won with onlv six caimdges pei man. Now
we shall certainly win The English will
be the first to give up for they aie our
best source of ammunition siipp'v."
RUMORED ARMY CHANGES.
Plans for Culm Miiil to 1S Conteni
ltlnU'il lj tint e nil A ooil.
Sevcial changes aie said be bo coutem
plated in the armj dunng the coming
week, especiallv in Cuba General Wood
it is reported, has plans on foot to redact
the four niilitarv departmenie.in Cuba to
two, vvhieh will dispense with the s5i vices
of two of the bncadier genua's now on
General James II. Wilson and Geneial
Pitxhugh Lee, it is believed at the War
Department, will be sent back to this
country, awl General Chnffce. now chief
of staff, and General Ludlow will be as
signed to the two new militar depart
ments into which the island will be divid
ed. General Wood, it i nid, is anxious
to have complete control of the inilitdlj
establishment m Cuba and by reducing the
mint bet of brigadier generals will do away
with much of the possibilitv of lnction
between himself and those tinder his com
mand. The fact that no ofiieer has yet been
named to succeed General Wood as com
mander of the Department of Santiago Is
pointed out as being an indication that
General Wood will combine that depart
ment with one of the otheia of the island
The Fifteenth Infantry and four troops of
the Tenth Cavalry will lea.vc Cuba this
week and will be followed, it is said bv
other troops, which will lie withdrawn
from the island as rapidlv as possible until
only a few troops are left to assist tie
native itolice in preserving order.
General Wood is preparing for the civil
government of Cuba which is to be inau
gurated in April.
It is believed that the Cubans will be
given every oppoitunitv to show how they
can govern the island, but that a sufficient
military force will be maintained in order
to keep the various factious of Cuba from
fighting among themselves The different
leaders are sid to be very jealous of each
other, and it is feared trouble may follow
the elections which place either faction in
Changes are also said to have been de
termiiied upon in the army in the Philip
pines. General MacArthm's friends are
confident that he will be made a brigadier
general in the regular army as soon as the
Senate convenes and it is believed he will
be given charge of the troops which were
commanded by General Law ton General
John C Bates and General S M. B Young
are also mentioned for the other vacancy
in the rank of brigadier general.
AN ADDRESS BY THE KAISER.
lie Proposes to llne ;i 'thorough
BERLIN. Jan. 1 The Emperor William
received the generals of the army at the
arsenal this morning. He made an address
in which he spoke of the seven jcars ot
slavery at the beginning of the closing
century, which was followed by his grand
father's reorganization of the army. Re
garding Germanj's present position he
"As my grandfather reorganized the ar
my, so shall I reorganize the navy. The
navy must be equal to the army. Then it
will be enabled to procure for German) a
place among the nations which slip lias noi
EARTHQUAKES IN MEXICO.
ShocKs in the Moiintiiiii Dlslrifts or
CHILPVNCINGO, State of Guerrero.
Mcx.. Jan. 1. The mountainous districts
south of here have been visited b) a series
of seismic disturbances during the past
three days. These earthquake shocks have
been very severe at times, and have caus
ed much damage to a number of smaller
mountain towns. The tremors were accom
panied by loud subterranean noises.
A volcano near Tecuanapa shows signs
of activity. The caithquake shocks were
plainly felt in Chilpancingo, but did no
damage here. Owing to the leraoteness of
the many small mountain towns it will be
some time before definite reports are re
ceived as to the damage done to them.
The Pence Treat) Willi Spain.
MADRID, Jan. 1. At yesterdays cabinet
meeting Premier Silvela read the Treaty of
Peace with the United States and the Com
mercial Treaty regarding industrial affairs,
copyright and extradition.
An Ail' unci tn Iron Prices.
LONDON, Jan. 1. The Staffordshire and
Worcestershire Ironworks have advanced
the price of iron ten shillings per ton. The
price of this article is now higher than at
any time since lS7a.
IIntcr Horses for South Afrira.
BOMBAY, Jan. 1. The War Office has
accepted an offer made by the Maharajah
of Kashmir to furnish eighty trained bat
tery horses for use In South Africa.
WASlirNGTOX, OXIXAY,; JATUATir 1, 1900.
THE LAWT0N HOME FUND.
Cash Receipts ntul IMimIrch Now
Amount to SSO.OOO.
The Law ton home fund reached $30,000
today in cash and pledged subscriptions.
Because today is a legal holiday and the
President's reception lequiring the pres
ence of Adjutant General Corbin, it was
found impossible to give out ,a?detailed
statement ot the cash receipts to the fund,
but the committee has passed the ?r.i,000
mark of cash on hand, and the amounts
being raised m vanous cities easily exceed
Telegrams and letters from those In
charge of the funds being raised In other
cities announce that their receipts will be
forw aided in a few dajs, and by the last
of the week it is expected to have consid
erably over $TiO,000 In cash on band.
The fund closes on Filday, Januarv 5,
and all subscriptions should be sent in
within a few das after that time. General
Corbin hopes to have all arrangements
made by the time Mrs. Law ton reaches
Washington in February, to pay off the
mortgage on the home and turn over the
balance of the lund to her.
THE SEVEREST OF BLIZZARDS.
'Terrilto Morm UnK'iiiK' '" "orl!i
vv cstern IN-nnsy lv mi in.
CORKY. Pa., Jan. 1. The New Year
marks a notable event in the storm his
loi) of the Ke) stone State, Nevei in the
history of the State has such a tenific
bii77nitl raged within hei holders as that
which has been driving evei) thing before
i for the past week.
Snow has lallcu to great depth in this
end of the State in other jears; but never
accompanied by such a driving, biting
gale and such co!i weather.
Along the shore of Iike Erie the wind
hulls the snow into vallcvs and hollow
places with m i edible and almost unbe
lievable speed. A lew minutes after a
plow has passed the tracks are again filled
with the swirling snow
Train -. the last Buffalo-Pittsburg ex
press, hound south, has been stalled in a
big drift near Siivtr Creel; since 10 o'clock
vestorda) morning, blocking the road nort
ot Corr). The sncvv is drifted back al
most as soon .is it is shoveled by the track
The Lake Shore and Nickel Plate fare lit
tle better, onl) through trains being mov .
ed Th Erie has kept its lines practically
clear b) means of th'- lotarv snow plov.
AETER MANY YEARS.
In lllil (omitj OfiiiM- in New 1 ork
NEW YORK. Jan. 1 With the going
down of the sun Saturday" night the office
of treasurer of Queens count) which ha
been in existent e more than two and a half
cenumes and is one of the oldest offices
in the State, was abolished and wiped out
under the piovisions of the Greater New
Yotk charter. Charlcs L Phipps was the
"The chaitei is very explicit in the mat
ter, and the oftice is abolished." said Mr
Phipps. "I never had the least intention
of tr)ing to hold over"
Mr Phipps will continue in charge of the
oflice as tno Jepresrntative of the couip
tioller until the cit takes full charge of
the count) s affairs.
DEATH BEFORE DISGRACE.
Boj t Olltlllits Stici(,. o llMIJH' r
res I for Poiurerj.
PITTSBURG, Pa , Jan. 1 -Frederick Ed
ward Beekcr, aged eighteen )cars, snt a
bullet through his left breast at the Central
Hotel jeMeiday as Detective William Shore
rapped for admittance to his room. Becker
lived with his aunt. Mrs Jane Wormers
lev, on Palo Mto Street Alleghenv
Adam Holcieiman. a tailor, preferred a
charge of forger) against Becker, alleging
i the boy gave him a check for l" having
Mis. Wormerslc) e name attached, which
proved a force! v. Becker committed a sim
ilar act of forgerv two months ago and
sv allow ed a dose of laudanum when arrest
ed, but he was resuscitated. The polite
sav he forged his aunt's name to manv
MINERS AGREE TO WORK.
satixfaclorj Settlement ,,f n,c
L100NA, Pa.. Jan 1 The btriking bi
tuminous miners in the Portage and Puri
tan regions have agreed to leturn to work
through the efforts of District President
Wilson, of the United Mine Woikers The
men now consent to await the action rf the
United Mine Workers' national convention,
which will be held on Januarv 21
Operators regard the return of the men
to work as a signal victory for the con
servative element of the ordei The) sa)
the national organization will not sanction
a strike at this time, hence the danger of
an immense strike is at least postponed.
FOUND HEADLESS IN A SWAMP.
V Son Discovers (he "Mutilated Bod)
of Ills Mother.
NORFOLK. Conn.. Jan. 1 The body o"r
Mrs. Fidelia Brewer, aged eigtht) who
mvsteriouslv dKippeaied from her home in
Sucth Snndi'sfield. Mass., twelve weeks ago
was found )csterad) in a swamp about two
miles from hei home b) her oldest son,
He savs a Chicago clairvovant told him
he would find his mother in the swamp
The bod) was dug out of the frozen carta
with crowbars and pickaxes The head wes
detached The bod) is being thawed out,
preparatcr) to an examination being made
to ascctain the cause of death The swaiip
had thoroughlv been seaiched a number cf
times before, and it is suspected the body
was placed in ihe swamp onl) a few days
A MARINE SCARE DISSIPATED.
A Demi halo's Boil) Taken for a
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. L A derelict
I that looked like an overturned bark has
been sighted by a scotc of vessels recently
and it was suggested that a revenue cutler
j be sent to remove it as a menace to naviga-
Examination showed that it was the bod)
of a dead whale.
The Tcvns a I cv "1 orU.
NEW YORK, Jan. L Captain Sigsbee
brought the United States battleship Texas
to port today and anchored her off Tomp
kinsville, Statcn Island. The Texas went
to Havana for the remains of the victims
of the Mliine and brought them to New
port News, Vn., for interment in the Na
tional Cemetery at Arlington. The ship
passed in Sandy Hook at 9:50 and being
the first warship to arrive bere this )ear,
she received a great ovation from passing
Mr. Hardin's Friends Confident.
FANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 1. The legisla
tive session opens heie tomorrow. The
friends. of P. Watt Hardin seem confident
of bis election to the United States Senate.
New Year Ceremonies in Berlin.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. Religious services and
a state reception were held last night on
the opening of the New Year.
The New Year Reception at Hie
The l-ast Ilooni. Profusely Deeoraleil
With Paliiix nnillflowcr, Present),
a Brilliant .Scene blnliorutv Inl
formn of the Members of (he Diplo.
unlit Corps TIioe'llehlml the Lint
New Year Day was 'observed at the
White House in the usual way, by a public
reception. Hundreds of poisons, prominent
and obscure, wished the" President of the
United States a happy New' Year. For
three and one half hours,, tides of nop!e
flowed through the con -dors and eddied
about the rooms of the Executive Mansion.
"I wish ybu a happy Ne, Year," is what
everybody said. People VUered that sen
timent so often that M fseemed to come
from their lips and tongues mechanically.
It frequently happened that two persons
would sa) the same thing at the same
iirae, so that neithei heard what the other
said but that mattered not. Men in pub
lic life whose personal relations are known
to be inharmonious, automatical!) repeated
the sentence, "I wish you a lupp) New
But n much of this there wa0 a lack of
heart action. .Manv voices that Haiti thes
words were as cold as the wind that came
down from the north and piled snow in lit
tle drifts about the White Lot. But. "Ha in
most things, there was another side. Some
of the voices that aid- "1 wi-h )ou a happ)
New Year" were inu.kal with oul-tones.
There was much that Was beautiful at
the White HtVisc particular!) in the mat
ter of the decorations The historic East
Room was brilliant witli costal, gold, and
green. The great mirrois multiplied the
sott electric lights that burned in the gild
ed ceiling and sidewalls and hedges of
bright gieen had been planted in the win
dows and upon the mantels. The ciowd
of holida) callers was densest theie For
half an hour, the Ambasador of Great
Britain and several of lhoe connected with
the British Emhassj held a little side re
ception beneath the central i bandolier the
srot which guides point out to sTrangera
as that on which the casket of President
Lincoln once rested.
Lord Pauncefote was dies-ed in a. uni
form, which in elaborateness v ed with that
worn bv Minister Hengelmuller and Minis
ter u Ting-fang. Lord Patmcfot'fc d"ess
was of blue cloth, overlaid wifh gold braid
oi. moie acttirately speakinp of j,o d brail
undeilaid with blue cloth. Only here and
there did a little blue show thiough ihe
gleaming sold His bright. swoid clanked
at eveiy step The secretaries and acta hta
ef the Embassv wore uniforms made after
the fashion of that worn by Loid Paunce
fote but somewhat lesi lemaikab'e fo the
diplj) of gold
One of the other conspicuous figures in
the East Room was the Austrian mini'ttr
He wore dirk rod tight, and shoit top
boot. Over his right shoulder was thrown
a ted velvet brocade tape, whi:h hung frcn
his left shoulder, to which it was secured
b) a chain The tape was tnnimc-J w th
lur. He cairied a sword and ore god
In the centre of a rouj of people were
the Chinese lninistci and his wif. The
minister wore a black hat. with a bunch ot
bushy red tassels a red silk garment and
white silk shoes Mr3 Wu Ting-fang wore
a gown of Oriental cut made of rare blue
and white figured silk A swon of silver
Rold and carved red coral was upon her jet
black hair Blue diamonds weighting three
caiats each flashed in her tars.
'I In Ploral Bet orations.
Though the floial decorations were not as
elaborate as m the case at the state re
ceptions which the President will give
later in the season, ihe ,sceiie was one that
would have ama7ed primitive President Ad
ams a hundred )ears ago. Tall palm trees
lined the walls of the East Room, and in
the window niches were foliage plants min
gled with the scarlet of poinsetta blooms
and carnations Delicate green vines were
wreathed amid the pendants of the etvstal
chandeliers and in the Bine Room were
blossoms, pink and blue, that tontrasted
with the furnishings of azure and gold.
Prompt!) at 11 o clock a corps oi buglers
stationed in the corridoi, sounded a salute
to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army,
and immediately afterward Colonel Bing
ham and Major McCawley, each in the full
uniform of his rank, descended the stair
wav followed b the President and Mrs
McKinle) Behind them were the mem
bers of the Cabinet with their wives and
daughters and a number of prominent ma
trons and maids whom the President and
Mis McKinle) had invited to stand behind
the line As the Presidential party creas
ed the corridor and through the golden
gate into the Blue Parlor where the recep
tion was to be held, the -Marine Band play
ed the stirring strains cf "Hall to the
Mrs McKinltv superbly gowned in deli
cate silver grey satin that scintillated with
spangles, and wearing her famous neck
lace of diamonds seated herself, as is her
custom in one of the blue and gold chairs
that define the line. Tim President stood
at her left and the ladles of the Cabinet to
her right with Mrs. Hay. wife of the Sec
retin of State, in the pott of honor at her
Mission Troiii Uie Line.
The changes that have occurred In the
Piebidcnt's ofilcial family during the past
twelve mouths was a li.a'ter of comment
among those who attended the teception
last )ear Mrs. Hobart, wife of the late
Yice President, was miss d from the place
occupied b) Mrs. Hay this morning. Last
vear. splendidly gowned and jeweled, ra
diantly good humored and so tactful that
her always cordially extended hand saved
Mrs. McKinley from an exhaustive siege ol
hand shaking hers was the most impos
ing present in the line.
Mrs. Alger, wife of the former Secretar)
of War, whose gowns were always so beau
tiful, and who, llko Mrs. Hobart. had a
smile for ever) one. was also missing, her
place in the line today being filled by Mrs.
Mrs. Griggs, wife of the Attorney Gen
eral, has been detained in Paterson by
the Illness of her mother and her place was
Mrs. Hay was resplendent in point lace
over )cllow chiffon, with a knot of blue
on the corcagc. A white osprey tip was
fastened in her black hair and her jewels
Mrs. Gage, whose toilets are always as
handsome as they are artistic, wore pur
ple crepe de chine, the skirt paneled widely
with white lace. Her hair was dressed
with a white aigrette and sho wore her
splendid dog collar of diamonds.
Mrs. Root's gown was of black plaited
chiffon over white satin, the oveidress
sparkling with tiny spangles of silver.
Miss Long, daughter of the Secretary of
the Navy, who, as usual, represented Mrs.
Long in the Cabinet line, wore delicate
blue silk, with joke and sleeves of white
Mrs. Smith, who w-as looking unusually
bright and well, though she has not been in
the best of health of late, was gowned in
soft grey bengaline, the bodice showing
touches of blue velvet. A tunic effect was
given to the skirt by the bands of silk em
broidery and white lace.
Miss Wilson wore a very pretty toilet of
white satin that harmonize! effectively
with her rich coloring and dark hair.
The first foreign dignitary to saake
hand3 with the President v. as a tall, broad
shouldered, unn'stakab y English gen le
nan, resplendent in a uniform gorgojsl)
wrought in gold larc, and wearing cc oss
his rather portly body a wide, crimson
sash. It was Lord Pauncefote, the British
Ambassador, ard desui of the Dip!o.2 tic
Ccrp3. He stopped to exchange rather more
than the customary greeting with toe
President and Mrs. McKinley. Perhaps
hey were expiessing t'relr mutual regret
that this was the last New Year day that
his excellency vould p"S3 down the line.
Lord Pauncefote was accompanied by the
ladies of his family and the attaches of his
suite, one of whom, Mr. Eliot, Second Sec
retary of the Embassy, has just received a
title as a New Year gift.
The diplomatic courtesy of the great na
tions of the world was incarnated in the
forms of the titled foreigners, who passed
towing and smiling down the line, their
gorgeous costumes making a brilliant con
trast to the conventional black cf our own.
Count de Cassini, who is the first Russian
diplomat to be elevated to the rank of am
bassador, presented a splendid soldierly ap
pearance in his national court uniform, and
with him was his captivatingl) pretty
niece, who wore a modish toilette of silvery
grey, with the skirt embroidered in darker
tint in arabesque design.
That all is well again between America
and Spain was made evident by the pres
ence of the Spanish Minister. t.he due tL'Ar
cos, who was the subject of general atten
tion ai, uniformed in black and gold be
passed down the line, accompanied by his
The well-known figure of the Chinese
Minister, whose gorgeous brocades, big
diamond, and suave smile are always a
feature at Presidential receptions, war.
present with Madame Wu. who wore a na
tive costume of pink and blue Chinese bro
cade that was a marvel of richness.
Another picturesque little woman vas
the wife of the Korean Minister, who wore
a waist of black satin embroidered with
pink rose buds and a skirt of dark blue
and black satin brocade
Almost immediatel) aftth the reception
to the Diplomatic Corps, a little gust of
exrittd comment heralded the approach of
Mr: Dev.e) who was escorted by Secretary
Long. The wife of the Admiral of tie
Navy was splendidly gowned in trai!":
white satin, the skirt showing glimpses
between its stately folds of misty ripples
The justices of the Supreme Court. Sen
ators, Representatives and the clergy theu
paid their respects to the President, but
the chief event cf the day judging b) the
pla) of expression on the faces of eager
spectators was the reception to the army
and nav) Nver since the civil war have
the officers of the two arras of the service
turned out m such numbers to do honor
to the Pnsidcnt on New Year Day and
never since then could the people have
been so enthusiastically interested in the
couutr) defenders on land and sea.
I'rliln.l tin Line.
Th guests invited behind the line were.
The voung ladles of the Cabinet The
Misses Ht), Miss Root, the Misses Griggs,
the Miuses Long, the Misses Hitchcock,
Miss Grace McKinley, Miss Sarah Duncan,
Mr John Addison Porter, Mrs. T. A.
Bingham, Mrs. David J. Hill, Mrs. Fuller,
Mi's Fuller. Mrs. Harlan, the Misses Har
lan. Mrs Grav. .Mrs. White. Miss Brewer.
Mrs Brown, the Misses Wood, Mra. Shins
Mrs. Peckham, Mrs McKenna. the Mei
McKeuna. Mrs ubre Mrs Pierre
Mrs William P Frye. Mr" M A. Harna
Mrs. J C Burrows, Mrs Shelbv M. Cul
lom, M-s. Ridgely, Miss "Ridgely. M-ss
Ftaher Mr John W. Daniel. Mrs Cush
man 1C Davis. Mrs. Stephen B. Elkics
Mrs Charles W. Fairbanks, Mrs. Henr)
CaLot Lodge. Mrs Ja.nes McMillan. Mi3
McMillan the Misses Morgan, Mrs O II
Piatt. Mrs T V Piatt. Mrs. Redfie d Prcc
tor. Miss Proctor, Mrs Henry M Teller,
Mrs Campbell, M.ss Campbell, Mrs. Joseph
B Foraker the Misses Foraker. Mrs. Wil
liam B Bate.
Mrs D B. Henderson. Miss Henderson.
Mrs. John Dalzell. Miss Kitzmiller, Mrs.
Charlei II Grosvenor. Mrs. George B. Mc
Clellan. Mrs S E. Pavne. Mrs George W.
Steele Mrs. Robert R. Hut
Mr Nelson A Mllee. Ml Miles, Mrs.
John M Wilson Miss Waller, the Misses
Bates Mrs. Parsons
Mrs George Dewey, Mrs. Charles H. Al
len. Miss Allen, Mrs. P. M. Ri.xey, Mrs.
Mrs U S Grant. Mrs James G. Blame,
Mrs II S B Bcale. Mrs. Philip Sheridan,
the Misses Sheridan. Mrs. Harriet Lane
Johnston. Miss Kennedy, Mrs. Daniel
Manning. Mrs Charles G. Dawes. Mrs. M.
B Dav.es, Miss Dawes. Mrs. Sartoris. the
Misses Sartoris, Mrs. Stanlev Brown. Mrs
Buckingham Mrs Fabyan, Miss Phelps,
Misa Sargent Mrs A. II Mathews
After the veterans of the Mexican, the
civil war, and the Spanish war came the
oldest inhabitants of the District of Colum
bia. Then the great mas of the people
the public filed through. When the doors
of the White House were closed at 1 30 a
thousand of those who sought admittance
had not entered, and they went away un
icquited for their long wait in the wind
THE DIPLOMATIC BREAKFAST.
A Brilliant Male Occasion at hecre
tarj Haj's Resilience.
Socially and spectacularly considered, no
event of the year given outside of the ban
queting hall of the Executive Mansion
can surpass the international breakfast
which the Secretary of State gives each
New Year morning in honor of the Di
plomatic Coips. It is a breakfast with a
significance. It means peace and good
will to all nations represented at the
American Capital and is an individual
tribute to the dignitaries here who com
bine lovalt) to their own Government with
justice to ours.
Secretary Hay received his distinguished
guests today as they arrived at the splen
did mansion on Sixteenth Street. Mrs.
Hay, was gowned superbly in white
lace over yellow chiffon that harmonized
effectively with her rich color and dark
hair. With the host and hostess were their
voung daughters, the Misses Hay.
Assisting also were Mrs. Lodge, Mrs.
Hitt, Mrs. Hill, Miss Boardraan, Mrs.
Thomas W. Cridler.
SECRETARY AND MRS. GAGE.
Caller Beinir Itecel etl nt Hie Mnxsn
flitisetts Avenue IIoum.
The Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs.
Gage are receiving at their home on Massa
chusetts Avenue, otherwise "Cabinet
Square." Mrs. Gage, who is one of the
handsomest, as she is one of the most
popular, women in the official circle, is
wearing the beautiful habit she appeared in
at the White House reception this morning.
The large dravving-rcom, with Its Nile
green furnishings and nymph-frescoed cell
ing, is as fragrant as a conservatory, and
the vista seen through open doorways into
rooms be)ond show glimpses of tall, grace
Assisting Mis. Gage are: Mrs. Charles
E. Spaulding, Mrs. J. Stanley Brown, Miss
Lucy Page, Miss Cassini, Miss Ethel Horst
mann, Miss Swarzy, the Misses Griggs, and
Miss Jessie Gary, daughter of the former
Postmaster General, who is spending a
portion of the holidays w ith Mrs. Gage.
THE SECRETARY OF WAR.
mil rIrs. Knot Holding a. cit
1 ear Reception.
Tiie Secretary of War and Mrs. Root ae
receiving a seemingly endless flow of call
ers, among whom are many officers, both
of the regular and volunteer service.
It is the Secretary's first official recep
tion, and the charm of novelty is added to
the conventional pleasure he and his
charming wife are deriving from the ex
changing of happy New Year greetings with
their guests of the afternoon: Mi33 Edi a
P.cot, Mrs. Batea, Mrs. Snerldan, Mrs.
Ccwles, Mm. Postlewalte, Mrs. McCleilan,
Mrs. Parsons, the Misses Batc3, Mis3 Sher
idan, Miss Sanger, Miss Hawley, Miss
Adola Greel), Mus Patten. Ml s Davis,
Mibs McKenna, -Miss Higner, and -Miss
LEVEE AT THE PORTLAND.
Tne Ai I'oji It IleioelH to Sec
The Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Long are re-eiving in the parlors cf the
Portland. The rooms are elaborately dec
orated with foliage plants and the mantels
zre banked with cut flowers and ferns.
Mis3 Long i3 assisting in welcoriiing the
"men who go down to the sea in ships."
and the otner ladies m the receiving party
are -Mrs. Charle-s H. Allen, Mrs. Frederick
Rogers, Mrs. Denny. Mrs. Sargen', Mrs.
Mulligan. Mi. Hunt, Mrs. Stone. Mrs. W.
W Phelps, Miss Satterlee, Mi3s Allen, Miss
Benbam. Miss Evans Miss Gallatidet, Mis3
Gilinore. Mis Bradford, Miss Wallace, and
TEE POSTMASTER GENERAL.
.Mr. and Mr. .smith Krcei- Mnn
Ti r.ir tnlli-rs.
The Postmaster General and Mrs. Smith
are receiving the chiefs of the Postoffice
Department and a large contingent of call
ers, the Postmaster General having made
himself extremely popular in Washington
during his official career. Mrs. Smith
numbers among the ladies of her receiving
part) . Mrs Foster, Mrs. Olmsted, Mrs.
Heath. Mrs. Bingham. Mrs Curtis, Miss
.Marie McKenna the Misses Maury. Miss
MacVcagh, Miss Evans, and Miss Hem
AMID FLOWERS AND GARLANDS.
si-i-ri'tar ninl Mi-j. IliU-licni-U Hosts
nt n Ki'i'i'iillon.
The Secretar) of the Interior ami Mrs
Hitchcock are expeneiii ing for the first
time the duties of a Cabinet host and hos
tess on New Year Day Their socially his
toric home, formerly occupied by Secta
ry and Mis. lger and belore that by Sen
ator Draper, now AinbMMwdor to Italy, is
fragrant with flowers and cheery with
Mis. Hitchtoek is being awiattd in re
ceiving th" Iarg numb'r of ellr8 by Mrs.
Henry G Sharps, Mrs George C Fraser,
Mrs. Fainax Harrison Mists Fay, Miss
Ernst Miss Nott, Misr CasgolR, Miss
Ethel Wallace and th Missed Hitchcock.
MISS WILSON AS HOSTESS.
The IJjiiicIili-r of Hip ?rretnry of z
rifullnn lt-ffl.is Callers.
The Secrrtan of grtoilturg and Misa
Wilson ?re giving sotmUy. one of the
pleasantest receptions of the day. The
handsome liome which the Secretary has
recently taken in Vermont venue, is dec
orated with palms and evergeen andjsthc
joyous spirit of thQYnletide pervndingthc'
home is made evident by the Christmas
wreaths suspended fn et.ch window.
Mtss Wilson has with her Mjs. Dalzell
Mrs. Walsh Mrs. Ravmond Pattorson, Mrs.
Willis Moore. Mm. Perry llen, Mre C. D.
Clark, Mrs Gailaudet. Miv Florence For"
aker, and Miss Emil Colton.
ADMIRAL DEWEY RECEIVING.
The ). trm. ami Diplomatic
( nrps I'nrlj ( alters.
The Admiral of the Navv is enjoying to
day the official and social laurels that co.ne
of being a dignitarv at the Nation's Capi
tal. The reception of the Admiral and .Mrs.
Dewe) to the onTeers of the Navy, rmy.
and Marine Corps ami to other gentlemen,
commenced at 1 o'clock and is still in prog
ress. It is being hekl at the residence of
Mrs Dewev's mother Mrs. Washington
McLean 170T. K Street
General Miles, accompanied by his full
staff, called at 1 4' o'clock, the orchestra
announcing their entrance with a burst of
martial music. In addition to the &ffieers
of the navv and arniv, together with hun
dreds of civilians, there were present al
most the entire Diplomatic Corps the en
voys being accompanied by the ladies of
thejr household, who were received unoffi
cially. A number of the Justices of the Supreme
Court called In a bod), headed by Chief
Mrs Dewe) is assisted by her mother
Mrs. McLean. Mr. John R. McLean, Mrs
Ludlow and Mtss Cassinif niece of the Rus
About fifty )Oung Jadies prominent in
army, navv, and resident society are aid
ing the gracious hospitalities of the after
noon. Among them are Misses Kean,
of New Jersey, the Misses Josephine and
Florence Boardman the Misses Wetmore,
Miss MacVeagh. Miss Alicp Warder, the
Misses Wallace, the Misses Lambert, the
Misse3 Owen. Miss Hunt. Miss Sarah
Walker. Miss Good fellow. Miss McKeever,
Miss Ashton, Miss Isabel Ma), the Misses
Bates, Miss Sanger, Miss Mary Hopkins.
Miss Hare ol Philadelphia, Miss Sargent,
Miss Hoff, the Misses. Berry Miss Mathil
de Townsend, and Miss Sallie Schroeder.
The receiving party were entertained at
A MAKTIAL SCENE.
Vetcrnus of Two "Wnri Greet Major
Next always in Interest to the diplomatic
breakfast given by the Secretary of State
is the recepMon of the General Command
ing to the officers of tbe army.
General and Mrs. Miles are receiving this
afternoon the officers of the regular army
and veterans of the Spanish war who are
now in the city. The drawing-roam Is
patriotic with flags, to which is added tho
military colors, red. blue and yellow of
the trimmings ot the uniforms of the va
rious branches of the service, and the flash
of brass buttons and lace.
The floral decorations show a touch of
Christmas greens, which serve as an artis
tic background for the beautiful toilets
worn by the ladies who are assisting Mrs.
Among them are Miss Miles, Mrs. Stern
berg. Mrs. Stanley Matthews, Mrs. Gil
more, Mrs. Andenried, Mrs. McCallum,
MrWiborg, of Cincinnati; Miss Gilmore.
Miss Colton, Miss Saw telle. Miss Webb,
Miss Horstmann, Miss Ruggles, and Miss
Procn tn Heath Beside n Sloxc.
ELKTON, Md.. Jan. 1. Henry Gordon,
colored, aged eighty-five years, was found
frozen to death In his home, on Water
Street, last night. He had been misring
for several days. Chief of Police Biddle
went to the Gordon home. and. on breaking
down the dcor, found Gordon lying deaJ
alongside the stove.
Itceeption at the . "I. C. A.
A reception will be held at the Y. M. C.
A. this afternoon. A number of the friends
of the association have accepted Invita
tions to assist In receiving the guests, and
It is expected that a large crowd will at
tend. The handsome parlors have been
decorated in evergreens and holly, and
light refreshments will be served.
Flj mi's nnsiness Collece, 8th and K,
$5 Ccceus Office Ersnuaation ..
Price One Cent.
Hie Seizure of the Bnndesrath Vig
Ueilrei to Be Demanded From Great
JJritnin A Belief That the Veel'i
Release "VV1I1 ile Initiated Upon An
Announcement That IVarahlpft Are
;ov tin the AVar to Delauon Bnj.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. The newspapers here
today all vigorously denounce the British
action in the Buadeenrath seizure. Tho en
tire nation is declared to be stirred w'Hh
The German protected cruteer Sehwalfee
and Condon, It is announced, are already
on their way to Detegoa Bay, and other
warships are likely to be started for the
scene ot the trouble at once. Redress for
the seizure doubtless will be demanded.
The affair was the subject of .JfcMumii'on
today at a spcial meeting of ths eaMnei.
It Is believed here timt England is intend
ing shortly to declare an effective Meettade
of Delagoa Bay.
It Is believed that the German Gvers
ment will at onee make represnfens to
Great Britain demanding the releueo of- ik
vessel which is now In Durban, hold as a
prize by the British cruiser MagietoiMe.
The "Vosfahe Zeituag" exports titet
England will not increase her inter!
difficulties, but v-ii! soon settle the aKfeur
in a friendly wanner. It w net be hri
here that the Bnndeorath bad ew hennl
any property for the Boer gov er eat or
any snbjectt af the Boer reptiMic. Tfc
Foreign Ottce has said so;kia- r.ara'y an
the subject, but that the iarMeal eraafwl
ill -humor among officials, and that '-(
Von Buelo will not treat the waiter wfia
laxity is certain.
A prominent cfTktel in the Fareiaa QtSIre
declared today that he cerMae s tfco cap
ture of the Bnndesrath a bixa-kaaited ave
rage. He sa)s that Great Hritaia wtN bare
to recognize the right af German etltieaw
to travel in the Tranavaal cnhiatatereaA. ami
that Germany will protect its eittodaAs 1 1
It is also asserted In sovenMaewt otaehts
that the British right of aeaareh Is nea
tloned. and that la ar event t9 IWi
right to stop passengers; wbettar bjr la
tend to 8gat for the Boar m mA, Is
strenuously disputed. tha wseel apon
which they ware is neutral aad b terri
tory to w-blch they were prec4toK. wmma
1). Delagoa Bay. Is also aeattvaJ.
Prince Hebeatohe. tbe latpcrlat -cellor.
hag received a telegram ftwm Iterr
Adolph WoeraMtan, President af tb- Ifaav
burg Chamber ef Commerce wba i be
name of that body demands tbe worwt
ment's intervention in th matte" an fa
ture protection of German trade ia all
parts of the world.
DISTKICT DAY IX THE HOTISR
Pew Bills Will Be Itcait) for Consid
The first District day In tbe Heme tills
session will be next Monday, but it is aat
likely that Chairman Baettxk a ill bare
many local measures ready to reaart. far
the reason that be ha not yet eraaniaail
the District Committee. Store tbam half a
tamadred 'bills of a local character af mat
or less importance bave already bees in
troduced in tbe House, aad mot af tie
more Important measures baTe beam re
ferred to tbe District CommJasioavrs far
Chairman Babcoek says tbca aid
plenty of work foe b eatamittee tbw "tea
men. A local bill af Importance to be in
troduced soon te owe bewa; prepaia by
Representative Berry af Kentu by. renew
ing tbe street railroads of tbi ntv to fur
nish a 3-cent cash fare, or nine ticke tor
25 cents. This measure. Mr Berry says.
is for the beneflt ot tbe worklan people.
The 3-cent cash fare, ar tbe nine tickefa
for 25 eent. he saya. to be in farce aaly
two hours in tbe mornina; aad two lawr
tbe evening times wbea men anJ wamsa
jo to and from work.
Mr. Berry savs in b opinion ibe afreet
railroads of tbte city can easily aard to
make tbe concession to tbe workiaa aeaa.
and he is atfaaed tbat bte bill will bm
the endorsement of all tbe labor ergasiaa
tions in the city. He baa secure! aamin
data on tbe subject to prove tbat tbe atom
of giving a reduced fare two boors ia tfco
morning and two hour m tbe oveatas; bs
worked successfully in other cities.
fHORKON WORK IN THE SOUTH.
Arrnljcni'icnt of the tans.- I.t rlial-
CHATT NOOG . Tenn J 1 - Tbw
Southern States Mission of tbe Mormon
Church, coveriag ill teen State, has Hs
headquarter-? here. Ben. E. Ri b baa
charge of the work of over jwrmati
missionaries in tbe territorr. A Moly
controversy is- in praerem between Mr.
Rieh. and Rev. J. WMtcowfe Brannber jr
merly ef Paterson. N. J . bow pate ef .
the First Baptist Church acre Lt umbo")
Mr. Braugher preached' a sermon to n
audience that packed tbe bin ebwreb a
"The Mormon and the Christian ' Tbe
sermon was in reply to an open letter from
Rich, in whieh he arraigned Pastor
Braugher and the Baptist faith
Mr. Braugher said he Had heard . num
ber of explanations favoring the or Dila
tion of a committee to lead tbe Mormons
out of town, but he wouW not pprv
such a course. He claimed tbat tbe Mar
raons are indirectly teaching polygamy in,
violation of the law in tbat thev claim that
the Eible teaches polygamy Mr Braugber
states that the Mormons particularly In
headquarters here, are being watched and
that the Government at "vVasBlnttton may
soon take a hand in it. He dwelt at leaath
on the statements that Morraonism ia anil
Christian and un-American.
The Bench I'amlly Reunion.
Commissioner Beach returned to th city
Friday from Chicago, where be ipeat tho
holidays with his parents. There was a.
reunion ot the Beach familr at the old
home on Christmas Day, when everyone
of the sons and daughters, with their
wives, were present. Captain Boaeh sattl
that the occasion was very enloyaWe, and
he was able to see some of bis relatives
that he had not heard ot for yoars. . i
Good Police Arrnnsement.
The police arrangements at the Preat- j
dent's reception this morning were under
the charge ot Lieutenant Boyle, ot the I
Third precinct. The detail for the occasion, j
was made up by the lieutenant ia charge.
Several of the army officers present hear- 1
tily commended the manner in which tho
.c ,. fcnniioi and the receutlont
seemed to lack the push and crush that;
have characterized previous events ot this
Norfolk AVnshiiifCton Steamboat Co.
Delntktful trip daily at 6:30 p. in. tOW Paint
Comfcit, Xowport Sews. NertelV. and .Irglni
Beach. For fccheiMe, ce page 7.
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