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That Is the Total Number Re ported From Honolulu. CLEANING UP CHINATOWN Unsanitary Quarter Will Be Entirely Re modeled-Transport Victorla Arrives With Her Cargo of Horses in Good Shape. San Francisco, Dec. 29.-The steamer Gaelic arrived here this afternoon from the Orient via Honolulu. The Gaelic was sent to quarantine owing to the plague scare, but her cabin passengers were allowed to land, two boats plying between the steamer and the city for the purpose. The associated press cor respondent at Honolulu sends the fol lowing under date of Dec. 23: There have been no new cases of plague since last advices. There have been several sudden deaths and in each instance rumor assigned the plague as the cause. Investigation proved other wise. On the 19th the quarantine over Ch;naton\ a was lifted and business is now going on as usual In that dis trict. There have been no deaths by plague since the 12th instant. Up to that time, five victims were reported. The board of health now claims but two deaths were caused by the scourge, the re maining three cases being doubtful or suspicious. Chinatown is being thoroughly cleaned. A committee of three has been appointed to exam:ne the distr ct and report some scheme to remodel the territory. The council of the state will he asked to appropriate the sum of $100,000 at once, with which to carry out the present plan of altering and Improyving Chinatown in conformity with m.e sanitary programme of the board of health. After its disastrous experience, near the sound, the transport Victoria has succeeded in breaking all the records for good service in the transportation of animals between here and San Fran cisco. She arrived here on the 20th and docked at the Pacific Mail wharf, with out having lost a single horse or mule out of a load of 366. The trip was made in passenger steamer time a-d the animals are all in excellent condi tion. Samuel M. Daman: has returned after an extended trip abroad. He has again taken up the du: s of ninister of finance. Minister Lans'ng resigned on the 20th, requesting that he be relieved at once by Mr. Damon, and the resigna tion was accepted. With a broken main mast and piles of torn rigging on her decks, the sh'p Eclipse, 52 days from New Castle, ar rived in the harbor Dec. 21. She was struck by a squall or waterspout on Dec. 2 and in five seconds her mast had gone, 18 sails were split and one sea man, who was aloft, was carried away so far from the ship that he was never seen again. The dicast r to the Eclipse came from a clear sky and in the midst of a calm. Captain Pet-rson thinks 'hat a water spout must have done the damage. The breaking of iron bars showed a stornl of most remarkable power. Iron rods four or five inches thick were twio'ed like th'n wire and thick p:ec-s of iron were cut in two as if they had been soft wood. The captain immediately headed for the Marquez islands, where repairs were made. The Ec'ipse is an American ship. She left New Castle on the 27th of October with 1,897 tons of coal for this port. STRICT MEASURES ADOPTED. Greatest Care Will Iie Used In Prevent lng Introduction of Plague. Washington. Dec. 29.-The following telegram has been received by the super vising surgeon general of tte United States Marine hospital service from Sur geon Carmichael at Honolulu: "Honolulu, Dec. 20.-There are two cases of reported plague in Honolulu. No new cases to Dcc. 20. quarantine against om fection raised Dec. 19." Surgeon General Wyman, in referring to the dispatch, said he did not consider the situation critical in any respect. He raid that Honolulu had a competent board of health. This organisation had in times past manifested its ability to take good care of the public welfare in the matter of health and he had no doubt it would prove equal to the emergency In the present instance. Wyman said the Pacific coast ports in the United States had been notified of the reports from Honolulu, and that stringent methods would be reported to prevent introduc tion of.the plague. STOCK MARKET REVIEW. New York. Dec. 29.-Bradstreet's review of the stock market to-morrow will say: After the storm of the preceding week this one has seemed a decided calm. While the mnovments of prices have been irregular, they have been mainly in the dlrectlon of improvement. and there has been an entire absence of liqul dation or of other tendencies which had so alarmed Wall street. Last Saturday's bank statement, while not as good a one as had been hoped for, was nevertheless favorable, and it was also evident that toe strain upon the money market had bee- rnmoved by tilhe action of the treasury and the New York banks. It would indeed serm that the money has been under firm control and that financial interests of the largest cal Iber were determined that no further dis turbance should be allowed while the preperations for the January disburse Inents were in progress. Call money this week has not been above 7 per cent. and at the stock tx change lower rates have been quoted on largye transactions. Time money, how ever, is not at all plentiful and most com mission houses hesitate about supplying themselves at a 6 per cent. rate, which is now the minimum. The improvement in the money situation here had its coun terpart in the better feeling in London, which market apparently owts its more cheerful tone to the fact that further gold shipments. to the amount of some $33i.d,000, are being made to it from New York to-day. The Indifference wIth which the firmness of exchange and the gold exporting operations were regarded by the market was another feature of the week. There were no factors of speculative importance, but w.th the removal of the pressure to sell stocks there was an ap parent reaction of sentiment which favor ed higher values throughout the tist. IFresh buying by the public has not de. veloped yet. The bear interest, however, covered extensively and pools and large operators found little opposition to mark ing up the prices for their spelcalties This process was plainly noticeable in the steel stocks and other Industrials. The railroad share llt. was, however, relatively the most active part of thle market, both the standard dividend pay ers and the low-priced stocks showing sharp advances. The volume of business, however, showed a decided reduction and, despite the bullish manipulation just re ferred to, the general disposition of the street was to allow the market to become quiet in the hope that the enormous dis bursements on Jan. 1, amounting to at least $200,000.000. will develop easier money and a renewed investment and speculative demand for securities. On Friday the market was narrow, but generally strong. Bank Clearings. New York, DMc. 29.-The following table, compiled by Bradstreet's, shows the bank clearings at the principal cities for the week ended Dec. 29, wltn the percentage of increase and decrease as compared with the corresponding week last year: Inc. Dee. New York .... ......$1,013.779,910 14.3 . Baston .... ..... ... 110.756.348 6.7 .. Chicago ............ 115.775.426 .... 2.5 Philadelphia .... ... 95 51)4,353 21.8 .. St. Louis ................. 32.480,85 24.6 .. Pittsburg .......... 27,764,446 43.0 .., Baltimore ........ 21,530,720 36.3 .. San Francisco ...... 14,640,575 .. Cincinnati .... .. ... 13,594,000 33.6 .. Klansas City ........ 10,939,015 25.0 .. New Orleans ........ 10,365,722 .. iMinneapolis ... ..... 9.879,581 .... 6.0 St. Pul ...... ..... 4,812,525 11.6 .. Omaha .... .... ...... .311:271 18.8 ... Denver .............. 3.107,869 41.2 .. Salt Lake City ...... 1,978,740 2.6 .. Portland, Ore....... 1,20 535 .... 5.2 Los Angeles .......... 1,675.068 27.4 .. Seattle .............. 1,556.694 31.0 .. Tacoma ............ 876,674 48.8 .... Spokane .... ... .... 1,127,37 .... 1.7 Fargo, N. D.. ...... 129.762 62.1 .. Helena ............ 724,259 54.0 .. Totals, U. 8........,95,875.229 13.3 . Totals outside N. Y.. 581,595,319 14.1 .. DOMINION OF CANADA. Montreal .... .. ....$ 1,7150,641 16.0 ... Toronto ........ ... 0,120.990 26.5 .. Winnipeg ......... . 2,65,829 30.3 .. Halifax .... ... . 1,448,652 40.0 .. Hamilton .... .... 700,894 12.5 .. St. John, N. B...... 600,925 18.3 . Vancouver .......... 746,770 37.1 . Totals .......... .$ 9,24,885 20.18 INSURGENTS RETURN. They Terrorise Natives and Chinamen Who Befriended Americans. Manila, Dec. 29, 10:30 p. m.--The in surgents who evacuated the coast towns between Dagupan and Vigan, fleeing to the mountains before the ad vancing Americans, are returning in small bands to the towns the Ameri cans do not occupy, terrorizing the na tives and Chinamen who showed friendship for the Americans. The no tives and Chinamen are seeking the protection of the American garrisons. Colonel Wessels' cavalry, while oc,.ut ing in the vicinity of Trinidad, found evidence of Filipino soldiers being in that vicinity, but it was impossible to bring about an engagement. The re cent increase in the garrison of Na machacan against the threatened rebel attack on Chirietmas day averted trouble. Colonel Hare of the 33d infantry, who has been following a party of American prisoners, lost the track for three days about Dec. 20, of such signs and evi dences of their passage that they cus tomarily left behind them, It lt thought the prisoners were separated and conveyed to remote parts of the mountains, thus increasing the difficu! ties of General Young's troops to effect a rescue. General Wheeler, who was recently in Manila requesting an appointment south, in the line of thie expectud cam paign, is now at Panique. A SHARP ENGAGEMENT. General Otis Cables Details of Mont Al blln Fight. Washlngt n,D ec. 29.-General Ot[ cables to the war department to-day as follows: "Manila, Dec. 29.-Colonel Lockett, with his regiment, two battalions of the 46th (Colonel Schuyler), one battalion cf the 45th (Colonel Dorst), and one com pany of the 27th infantry, two guns (Captain Vandeusen), attacked the en emy, 600 strong, on a mounrtain strong hold between Mont Alban, northeast of San Mateo. A large number wero killed and wounded and 24 taken pris oners. Lockett captured one cannon, 40 rifles, 20,000 rounds of ammunition, o00 pounds of powder, arsenal fortifl catlona, all food supplies and consid. erable other property. This captured point is located on a mountain trail and was formerly supposed to be 'impreg nable. Our casualties: Lieutenant Enlow, 11th cavalry, and five enlisted men wounded, mostly slight: Private Matson, 45th infantry, drowned." Lieutenant Taylor Killed. Washington, Dec. 28.-General Otis at Manila to-day cabled the war de partment that First Lieutenant R. Tay lor, 12th infantry, was run over by a train crossing the river near Butlsa, on the 28th inst., and died in a few hours. Taylor was born In Illinois and was appointed to the army from Idaho In June, 1899. He was graduated at the military academy and assigned to the 12th infantry, with which hbe served In South Dakota and Nebraska up to the time ,f the outbreak of the Span ish war, when he accompanied an ex pedition to Santiago de Cuba. Ordered to Manila. Omaha, Dec. 29.-Major Hamner, chief paymaster of the department of the Mis souri, has received telegraphic orders from ,. ashington to proceed to Manila and report to the commanding general of that department for duty. He expects to sail from Seattle Jan. 8. E. V. mallhy Dead. St. Paul, Dec. 29.-E. V. Smalley, the editor and publisher of the Northtwest Magazine, died at his home in this city at midnight. As a newspaper man, author and publisher, Mr. Smal ley was one of the most widely known writers of the Northwest. As a polit ical correspondent he had traveled through almost every state in the Union. He was secretary of the Na tional Sound Money league. "VDeeds Are Fruits, Words Are But Leaves. The many wonderful cures effected by Hood's SarsaparilLs are the fruits by nwhich it should be judged. These prove it to be the great, unequalled remedy for dyspepsti, rheumatism, catarrh and all other ailments due to impure or impoverished blood. Rheumatism - " tfy mother, eighty years old, has received much benefit from taking Hood's Sarsapa rilla for rheumatism." Agnes D. Derby, Jamestow.n, N. Y. Catarrh -" ,My daughter had ca tarrh in the head and Hood's Sarsapa rilla cured it." tfrs. Ed. Peterson, Kibbey, Mont. .'foo v S . t HOWTHE DOSEWAS TAKEN Harry Cornish Mixes Bromo Seltzer in Court. THE RECORDER INTERFERES He Objects to the Introduction o' a Pan tomime Show as Bvidence-Adams Identifes Handwriting on the Poison Package. New York, Dec. 29.-The most inter esting incident to-day in the trial of Roland B. Molineux, charged with the murder of Katherine J. Adams, oc curred during the cross-examination of Harry Cornish by Barlow S. Weeks, defendant's counsel. Mr. Weeks asked the witness to step from the stand, sit down at the end of the table occupied by the attorneys for the state, go through the performance of opening the bottle of bromo-seltzer, show how he knocked the contents into the glass, how he poured the water from one glass into another, being careful to get approximately the same amount of water that he used in the preparation of the fatal dose on the morning of the murder of Mrs. Adams. Cornish complied with the request and pro ceeded to show how much of the mix ture and also about how much Mrs. Adams took of the poison. It was not until Mr. Weeks asked the witness to drink the water in this pantomimic re production of the scene that the re corder interfered. Mr. Weeks assured Cornish that the water would not hurt him, but the court remarked: * "This dumb show has gone far enough." Assistant District Attorney Osborne good-naturedly told the witness to go ahead and drink the water and the wit ness p:cked up the glass with the re mark: "Well, I will drink it." At this point Recorder Goff again interfered with the statement that he would not permit anything of the sort to take place in the court room. Mr. Osborne slid that wh'le Cornish did not like tle tactics adopted by the at torhey for the defense, he had no ob jection to drinking the water if al lowed to do so by the court. This, however, the recorder would not con sent to. Two of the most important witness.a for the prosecution were on the stand during the day. They were John D. Adams, ex-secretary of .the Knicker bocker Athletic club, and Cornish. Mr. Adams was the first witness called. The most interesting point in connec tlon with his testimony to-day was his positive identlfication of the handwrit ing on the poison package as that .f Molineux's. The testimony of Cornish consisted largely of detailed descrip tions of the scenes of the morning of the murder at the Adams flat. Recorder Goff refused to allow Mr. Weeks to ask any questions as to the present whereabouts of Mrs. Cornish, the wife of the witness, and why Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, the latter the daugh ter of Mrs. Adams, had separated Few new facts were elicited in the at tempts to trace ,the poison package from the Knickerbocker club to the Adams flat. It was, however, discov-, ered that Cornish deposited the bromo' seltzer bottle in his desk at the club !n the presence of P. H. Finneran, that he lost the key to the desk and that it was afterward found on 'the floor of the Adams flat, after the death of Mrs. Adams; that just before the murder it was necessary for the engineer of the club to break open the desk for the purpose of removing various articles and the desk was repaired in a make shift fashion. Cornish also testified that he was in error in his statements to the 'news papers immediately after 'the murder as to the time when he brought the poison package from the club to his room at the Adams apartments 'tnd that he had refreshed his memory by talking with Mrs. Rogers concerning the matter. Adjournment was taken until next Tuesday. NEW COALING SYSTEM. Government Trials Conducted With Sat Isfactory Resue t. Washington, Dec. 29.-The naval board which conducted the trials of the Miller coaling system has submitted Its report to Admiral Bradford, chief of the equip. ment bureau. The board conducted these experiments with the battleship Massachusetts and the government col'ler Marce:lus, th. battleship towing the collier, which sup plied the former with coal in 800 pound bags by means of towing lines, which made an aerial trolley. The tests were conducted under varying conditions of weather and in the opinion of the board were eminently successful. In weather as heavy as it was practicable to coal ship under any conditions the deviee transported about 20 tons an hour safely. The board concludes that the apparatus will be of value during war time, and consequently the plant with which the ez.erlments have been conducted will be paid for by the government, under the terms of the contract made last sum mer. Embre.zled Nearly a M lion. Los Angeles. Cal., Dec. 29.-The war rant for the arre't of Charles H. Cole, formerly president of the Globe bank of Boston, on a charge of ernmbzzling B900.004. arrived to-day. The United States mar shal al:o received a telegram from the attorney general of the United States dI recting him to conduct Cole to Ro t"n under guard. Cole waived a preliminary examination here and the start for Bos ton will be made to-morrow. The war rant contains four counts. The first charges Cole with receiving $600.000 on Aug. 7 last and embezzling it, and the second a,.us.es him of Pn:, ' ,,i on Aug. 17. The other two counts simply refer to these previous transactions. Loses on a Foul. New York, Dec. 29.-Kid Broad of Cleveland got a well-earned decision over Jack Hamilton of Troy, through the latter's foul tactics, at the Broad way Athletic club to-night. In the 21st round Hamilton, seeing that the odds were against him, .tried foul tactics, but evaded the referee's stigma. It came in the following round, however, when he dellbetately butted twice, and the referee stopped the bout, disquali fying Hamilton and declaring in favor of Broad. Houtells Improving. Boston, Dec. 29.-To all those who In quired after the condition of Congress man Boutelle at McLean asylum to-day the reply given was that he was get ting along nicely and improving in strength. Fears for Vessels San Francisco, Dec. 29.-Great anx iety Is felt in local shipping circles for the over-due French bark Louis Pas tour, from Limerick, for Aetartq, Ore. It is feared that the Pasteur is the ves. eel Ilgt4d 4ore on the coast of Terra del Pufhto Aot far from where the Blanca'pto The Bianca was in com PanY W*itl the Pasteur up to a short time betqra she was wrecked. Anxiety for the Ltseur has spread to a fear for the safety of the vessels bound for California and Oregon ports and to-day the following reinsurances were quoted as follows: The LOttll Pasteur, from Limerick for Astoria, 149 days, 25 per cent; Austral Ian, Penatth for San Francisco, 178 days, 1 per cent; Cassard, same for same, 146 days, 7 per cent; Normandie, same for alne, 149 days, 7 per cent; Jules Verne, St. Nazarie for Oregon, 127 days, 7' per cent; Rajore, Tyne for San Franpisco, 168 days, 7 per cent; Matterhorn,. Antwerp for San Fran fisco, 165 days, 10 per cent. The Lodi Pasteur was spoken on the 27th of Autghst in 40 north and the Aus tralian on Sept. 5 in 34 south, 43 west. MAH. STEAMER AGROUND. Fears Entirtalned for the Passengers on * aGerman Liner. London,''De. 30.-A large German mail stealmer, believed to be one of the Hamburg-American liners, has gone aground during a terrific gale in East Bay, about a quarter of a mile off Dungeness, the southern extremity of Kent. Heavy seas are breaking over the vessel and lifeboats are unable to reach her. Fears are entertained for the safety of the passengers. It is reported that the position of the liner is very serious. Tugs and life boats were urgently requisitioned from Dover and Fllkestone, but they had the utmost diflculty in getting off, ow ing to the gale. The signals of dis tress were observed from the Sand Head lights. HALF MILLION DOLLAR LOSS. A Destructive Fire in Which Several Firemen Are Injured. New York, Dec. 29.-The two seven story buildings at 426 to 435 East Twenty-fourth street, occupied princi pally by the wall paper factory of William Campbell & Co., were destroy ed by fire to-night. The loss is fully $500,000. The plant of the New York Hygitaic company, which occupied the basement of 425. and that of the Manhattan Electric Light company, on the first and second floors of the same building, were totally destroyed. A large por iton of the east side gets its lights from that company and was, on azi count of the fire, cast into complete darkness. The Campbell company employed many hands, who will be thrown out of work by the fire. The properties of all three firms are destroyed beyond the hope of Saving a dollar's worth. The losses are partially covered by in surance. Three hook and ladder men, Andrew Dugan, Joseph" Shaughnesey and Jo seph B1essinger, were caught on the sixth floor rf the building and escaped with great difficulty. All ewre severe ly burned. Shaitug h ssy and Bessinger were sent to Bellevue hospital. Two other hook and ladder men were caught on one of the high window ledges with the flames roaring all around them, and the dense smoke making them al most imperceptible from the street. Ex tension ladders were run up and fire men brought t1' down in an almost unconscious oldo~l bnr. - One of the meli. Lee Potter. tabahj Iry severely burned and was sent to Bellevue hospital. STRENGTHENING HER DEFENSES. France Proposes-to Inerease Her Coast a' nd Naval Foresa. Paris, Dec. 29.-The government will submit 'to the cs&kmber of deputies at the beginning of "January a bill pro viding for the defense of the French coasts and colonies and to increase the strength of the leet. These do not involve any lner4ea in the expenditure. The, cost of the defense of the coasts and colonies is estimated at 120,000,000 franca, spread over two and a half yeaku. This sum will be provided for by 50,000,000 francs annually, set aside to pay off certain bonds and which be come frtee this year by the final repay ment of these bonds. The expenditure of the increase of the, fleet will be met by utilizing 15,000,000 francs out of the 105,000.000 francs annually devoted to the construction of new vessels. At the end of thetwo years the whole 105,000, 000 francs can be devoted to the naval programme. Exposition Company Bankrupt. Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 2S.-Judge Mun ger in the federal courf to-day declared the Greater American Exposition com pany bankrupt. The proceedings were brought by laborers and others who held unsecured claims. The opposition came from some of the creditors who were in a position to get their claims in full through the possession of property or accounts due the exposition com pany. The decision releases $30.000 which has been tied up in banks pend ing the decision of the case. Convicted for Libe'. Troy, Kan., Dec. 29.-Pool Gring stead, editor of the Wathena Star, was sentenced in the district court here to day to 11 months' imprisonment in the county jail under a conviction of crim inal libel. The conviction is an out growth of a legislative scandal, the editor having accused State Senator John Fulton of Brown county of ac cepting a bribe In connection with the Icoation of a new state insane asylum. Gringetead will edit his paper from the county jail. Mnrderer to oe Hanged. New York, Dec. 20.-The jury in the trial of William Neufeldt for the killing of his cousin, Mrs. Nathan Kronmaxn, to-day returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. He was sentenced to death, the execution to take place in the week beginning Feb. 1. Gone to Porto Rico. St. Thomas, D. W. I., Dec. 29.-The United States transport Slocum, which went aground in November last, has com pleted extensive, repairs and went to Sat, Juan de Puerto Rico to day. The United States cruiser New York has apparently been cruising near Culebra since Tues day. The New Year's Reception. Washington, Dec. 29.--Secretary Porter returned from Connecticut to-day and gave out the programme for the New Year's reception at the white house. It does not differ materially from that in former years. The Snel t('aih Washington. Dec. 29.-The total catch of seale by Canadian seai.ng vessels dlir ing the past season was 35,314, compared with a total for the preceeding year of 28,550. Parker the Victor. Leadville, Colo., Dec. 29.-Kid Parker of Denver knocked out Tom Moriarity of Boston to-night in the 10th round of a 20-round go. 10 BELIEVE LADYSMITH (Contintued from Page One.) The Beers have been challenging Gen eral Methuen to renew the fighting. The war office buletins are also gain ing in variety. To-day's includes ref erence to a heavy rainfall. This it a close approach to the weather report. There is also something like a market report. General Methuen has estab lished a market at Modder river, where tea and other dray groceries are ex changed for milk and vegetables. This bulletin helps to dispel appre hension respecting General Methuen's ability to keep communicatidn open be hind him, for there is a direct refer ence to a reconnoisance north and west of Enslin. There are few press dispatches from this quarter, but the war office supplies information that is indefinite and re assuring. Rumors of important 'news from General Methuen were current to ward midnight. In Natal the censorship is again op erating closely, and only minor camp incidents come through. The London press, having at las discovered that General Warren is with General Buller, is assuming 'that the battle will be speedily renewed on the Tugela. Ev ery Ladysmith casuality list reinforces the moral that the issue cannot come too quickly. To-day's record includes seven deaths from ,typhoid fever. The gloeopy views which several journals express to-day do not appear to be warranted by the comparative strength of the two armies. General Buller, when reinforced by the bulk of War ren's division, will have certainly 28,000 men, exclusive of General White's field force. There are more British soldiers tan Boers on the Tugela, and now that a siege train has arrived at Cape Town there is no lack of guns of long range. If British generalship be equal to the crisis, the relief of Ladysmith ought 1to be the natural consequence of British superiority in numbers and artillery., bravely and warily as the Boers will contest the passage of the river and' hold their scientifle lines of defense. Ex-Premier Escombe's death in Natal is greatly regretted by South Africans in London. He was a strong imperialist and ally of Cecil Rhodes. He was re garded as a practical statesman, who was destined to work out the confeder ation scheme of South Africa after the war and as Mr. Rhodes' natural suc cessor in the English leadership. WHAT IS CONTRABAND? Lorsd osebery Addresses a Letter to the London Times London, Dec. 30.-Lord Rosebery writes as follows this ,rorning to the Times: "There are disquieting intimations which appear in point to our govern ment having treated food stuffs as con traband of war. As th's is a matter of supreme importance, I venture to ad dress this to you in the hope that it may elicit an authoritative statement on the subject." The Times, commenting editorially upon Lord Rosebnry's letter, says: "Too little is known of the seizure for any valid inference safely to be drawn. An emergency might arise when a cer tain food stuff would be regarded as contraband while others would not, especially if the latter were intended for non-combatants. There might, for instance, be reasonable grounds for treating canned goods as contraband and flour as legitimate." After admitting that it "would be unadvisable to create a prece'ent which might some pay he invoked against us," the article concludes as follows: "While we fully share the view that no serious change of policy should oc cur without cogent reasons and ample consideration, we cannot but ask our selves whether, in the event of Great Britain being engaged in a war, the action, either of the enemy or even of the neutral powers, in a matter upon which such great divergence of opinion still exists, is likely to be governed by any precedent we or any one else may have set in the past rather than by the immediate interests of the mo ment." BOMBARDMENT IS DAMAGING. Boer Shells Fall Into Ladynmith With Fatal Resalts. Ladysmith, Sunday, Dec. .24, via Pletermaritzburg.-General White has had a slight attack of fever, but he is now convalescing. The Boer shell fire has been very damaging recently. On Friday one shell killed six men and wounded nine. The same missile killed 14 horses. Another just missed the 5th lancers' lines, slightly wounding six officers. Several shells have fallen close to General White's house, com pelling the removal of headquarters to another point. It is reported that Gen eral Joubert is again In command of the Boers here. The military authori ties appear confident, but they are very reticent. BOERS ARE BOLD, They Approach to Within Three Miles of Chlevley. London, Dec. 30.-The Times pub lishes the fololwing dispatch from Chieveley Camp, dated Dec. 2: "Par ties of Boers approached to-day within three miles of Chieveley Camp, threat ening our watering parties, who are compelled to go about two miles, owing to the scarcity of water. It is report ed that the Ladysmith garrison made a sortie on Thursday and captured a hill." A Sortie From Kimberley. Kimberley, Friday. Dec. 22, via Mod der River, Wednesday, Dec. 27.-Be fore dawn to-day a detachment of the mounted forces with artillery and light infantry, moved out in a westdrly di rection. Boer artillery from Kamperda opened fire at Ottos KopJe, Kimberley fort replying with 29 shells. The Boer force reconnoitered the outposts along Lazaretto. Reports of Heavy Firlng. Cape Town, Dec. 29.-A dispatch from Cradock reports heavy firing in the di rection of Stormberg. It is supposed this is connected with Gatacre's at tempt to reopen communication with the Indian colliers. No Change. Londo., Dec. 29.-A dispatch receiv ed by the war office dated Cape Town Dec. 28, says there is no change in the situation so far as Generals Gatacre and French are concerned. Prince of Wales a Colonel. London, Dec. 29.-The Prince of Wales has accepted the chief colonel cy of the London yeomanry and has contributed £105 for the use of the organization. Connection Around Ladysmith. Pretoria, Dec. 25.-General Schalk berger reports under Fate of Dec. 23 tVat trains are now running to Col enso, indicating that the Boers have built a connection around Ladysmith. General Cronje reports from Modder river, Dec. 24, that the Boers captured. two British forts at Kuruman, Dec. 11. It is rumored that Methuen's big naval gun has exploded. The Transvaal government has pro mulgated a new gold tax law by which individuals and companies working their own mines are taxed 30 per cent. of the output, while mines worked by the government will pay 50 per cent. Suspended mines will ray 30 per cent. on their probable output calculated on three months' working. Reducing works will pay 30 per cent, of their net profits. The law is retroactive to Oct. 10. BRITISH REPULSED. they Attack a Boer Fort, but Are Beat en Orr. Pretoria, Tuesday, Dec. 26, via Lorenco Marquez., Thursday, Dec. 28.-Command ant Snyman reports as follows from Mo "On Monday morning the enemy from Mafeking attacked one of our forts In force with cannon and an armored tra!e.. and so persistently that there was a figtlt right on the walls of the fort. But we have retained our fort. The British loss is reported as 55." The other commanders report, "All quiet," with the exception of the usual bombardment of Ladysmith. Knew it In Preterls London, Dec. 30.-The Times has a dis patch from Lorenco Marques, dated Dec. 28, which says: "The suspicion that the Boer intelligence department is in close touch with a foreign consulate at Pre toria is confirmed by the fact that the news of the appointment of Lord Rob erts as commander-in-chief in South Africa was generally known in Pretoria on Dec. 20, indirectly reachlng De'agoa bay from the Transvaal two days later. Suspicion rests upon a consul who is no torious for his Boer sympathy. There is Mason to believe that Pretoria is kept well informed with regard to Brltish mil itary movements. Confldent. f Rnoer 5nR"ss. London. Dec. 30.-The Marseilles corre spondent of the Daily Mall, telegraphing the substance of an interview with the Russian general, Gourko, eldest son of the famous Gourko who is now about to start for Pretoria. says that the Russian oficer made the following statement: "I have been offered the command of a Boer army corps. In my own mind I arh ab solutely confident of the success of the Boers. You may take my word for it that thousands of Russians are now fighting under General Joubert." Sympathette Reo:n u*ons Adopted. New York, Dec. 29.-At the meeting of the New York city councl: to-day reso lutions of sympathy we.e for the Boers. which were offered on last Tuesday, were adopted with but dissenting vote. Resolutions condeming the action of the government in continuing the war in the Philippines were also passed. The lat ter resolutions stated that the war was begun against Spain for the purpose of procuring the liberty of the Cubans. an'e was now being carried on for the purpose of gain,. An Engagement With SICaflts. Pretoria, Tuesday, Dec. 20 via Lorenco Marquez, Thursday, Dec. 28.-Comr.and ant Swart reports from the laangr at Alown's Kop, near Zeorust, that he had an engagement on Friday, Dec. 22, with Kaffirs in the neighboreood of Derdor poort. The Kal.irs occupied a strongly fortified ridge and were well prepared for emergencies. After heavy flthting the burghers captured the Kaffir position, losing three killed and five wounded. Actor Sou5er'bes. London. Dec. 29.-Wi'llam Waldorf As tor has subscribed $5,000 to the Bucking hamshire fund to equip the county's contingency of yeomanry. WILL USE INDIANS, Wild West Managers Cannot Be Pre vented by the Government. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Washington, Dec. 29.-"Buffalo Bill" and other Wild West show managers will probably proceed to u:ee Indians in their exhibitions, whether the gov ernment consents or not. There is no disposition on the part of the depart ment to change its posltlon relative to the use of the Indians in such shows. Both the secretary and the Indian commissioner have pronounced views against it. But good lawyers say the government Is without authority to prevent Indians from making private contracts with the Wild West managers, and the government authorities them selves incline to the opinion that their power does not extend beyond prevent ing contracts through Indian agents. Many friends of Colonel Cody have said that, owing to his uniform good record of conduct with the Indians in his charge, he may be excepted from the operation of the rule, but the authori ties have been inflexible in the mat ter. CONSPIRACY FOR ARSON. Steamboat Captain Proposed to Burn a R vats Boat. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 29.--Captain C. H. Munson of the steamer Acme was arrested this afternoon charged with conspiring to burn the steamer City of Renton, plying on Lake Washington on the same route as his boat. It is claimed that Munson entered into an arrangement with C. E. Eagan by which the latter was to set fire to t1 Renton on Christmas eve. Eagan says that he then informed a young man named Russell, employed on the steam er Gazelle, of the plan. He says that he then entered into an agreement with him whereby Russell should be an eavesdropper of conversations be tween himself and Munson. Russell Is said to have heard the conversations and to have seen Munson pay Eagan $10 on account. On Christmas day Munson was accused of the conspiracy, and it Is claimed that he made a con fession, implicating his partners, S. Atwell and S. F. Fish, in the matter. Hibernians Aid the Borrs. Philadelphia, Dec. 29.-More than 400 delegates, represe ng 90 divisions of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Phila delphia with a total membership of 20,000, held a secret meeting in Indus trial hall to-night for the purpose of taking action to help the Boers in their war with Great Britain. After the meeting had adjourned It was an nounced that the delegates of all divis ions had pledged the men of their divisions to contribute $2.50 toward a fund of $100,000 to be raised for the purpose of sending a hospital ship to the Beers. Deand Robber Identifod. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 29.-The high wayman who was shot and killed here last night while trying to hold up an electric car was identtifed to-day as Os car Brandt, a sailor. The identification was made by a man who had known him all his life. So far as known, Brandt had no previous criminal rec ord, although he has been regarded by his friends as a dangerous character. His confederate has not been caught. REPUBLICI LOVE FAST Illinois Politiioans Get Tofether and Jolly One Another. 'TANNER HAS WITHDRAWN He Will Not Mlake the Race rorGSvernor. lIancsy and Yates Are Candidates. Comptroller Dawes Talks Ablou 'trusts. Springfield, Ill., Dec. 29.-The republi can love feast prior to the meeting of the stats central committee to-night was held to-day at the capitol. Several thousand republicans were in attend ance. The practical withdrawal of Governor Tanner as a candidate for re nomination last night precipitated an eager ecraxgble for the head of the re publican ticket. Cook county republi cans lined up strongly to-day for Judge Eldridge G. Hancey. The love feast to-day was presided over by Chairman Charles R. Runnells of the state central committee. The candidates announced are Judge Hancy and Richard Yates, Morgan county, for governor; 0. F. Berry, Hancock, and Charles S. Works, Rockford, fpr attor ney general, and M. O. Williams for state treasurer. Senator Cullom, Governor Tannet and other state officers spoke this aft ernoon. Charles G. Dawes, comptroller of the currency, made a speech which aroused the greatest enthusiasm, and was re garded by many as outlining the policy of the administration on two point- the Philippines policy and the attitude of the republican party toward trusts. After comparing the conditions pre vailing in 1896, when the republican party came into power, with the pres. ent. Mr. Dawee claimed that as the party had proved itself able to cope with adverse conditions, it would be able to continue in prosperity. Speaking of trusts, Mr. Dawes said it was the duty of the republican party to take hold of the subject eneregetically and without wavering. It was its duty to conserve public interests. Wherever trusts proved themselves inimical to the public weal they must be restrained and controlled. and if necessary laws must be passed that would so much encourage active competition as to bring about the disintegration of the trusts. Mr. Dawes did not claim all trusto were in restraint of trade, but those that proved to be such should be legislated against. "Rather than have in the hands of any corporation the power to absolutely fix the price of a necessity of life at an arblltrary figure, the people of the United States will eventually and right fully do one of two things," said Mr. Dawes. "They will enact legislation for the protection of the people from ex tortion by governmental regulation, more or lers extended, as public neces stiese may require, or they will enact legislation for the enforced creation eo a competition by the disintegration of trusts. With nothing less than one of these two things will. or should, the people of this country be satisfied. "The question of the proper leglela tive treatment of these great combina tions, formed for the purpose of mo nopolistic control of production, and the distribution of some of the necessi ties and comforts of life, is one of the greatest and most practical which con front the political parties of the na. tion, and our party must take the first steps in its solution." Mr. Dawes spoke at some length on the Philippine question, asserting that encouragement received from anti-im periallsts had much to do with the prolongation of the war. He said that as President McKinley had refused to be hurried by the clamor of jingoes be fore the Spanish war, so now would he refuse to be turned from his course in regard to the Philippine by the so called entl-imperialists. ON THE TRACK, At New Orleans. New Orleans, Dee. 29.-Five favorites met defeat in to-day's racing. Results: First race, selling, seven furlongs-l:. T. Caton won, Junetta second, Uhlers third; time, 1:30%. Second race, selling, six furlongs-Kindred won, Pythia second. Matt Simpson third: time, 1:17%. Third race, selling, mile and 70 yards--Harry Preston won, Manlius second, Frank Mc Connell third: time, 1:47%. Fourth race. handicap, six and a half furlongs-Ed Gartland II. won, Free Lady second, Compensation third; time, 1:21%. Fifth race, selling, mile and a sixteenth-Da vis won, Belle Ward second, Bill Jackman third; time, 1:50%. At Oakland. San Francisco, Dec. 29.-Weather fine at Oakland, track fast. Results: First race, seven furlongs, selling-Merry Boy won, Donator second. Good Hope third; time, 1:27t.. Second race, rive furlongs, selling, handicap-Aluminum won, Re venna second, Magdalena third; time, 1:00. Third race, five and a half furlongs, 2-year-olds-Flower of Gold won, Beebee second, F. W. Brode third; time, 1:070. Fourth race, mile and a s!xteenth-Hor ton won, Tirade second. Faversham third; time, 1:41%. Fifth race, mile, selling Wyoming won, Red Pirate second, Recre ation third: time, 1:404. Sixth race, Fu turity course, selling-St. Cuthbert won, Trule B.u. second Del Paso II. third; .time 1:11%. Florence Blythe Married. San Francisco, Dec. 29-Florence Blythe-Hinckley, heiress to several million dollars left by her father, Thom as Blythe, which were awarded to her after protracted litigation, has been quietly married to A. A. Moore, Jr., dep uty attorney general of this state. Sent to Quarantine, Port Townsend, Wash., Dec 29.--The British steamship Blomfontein arrived this morning 11 days from Honolulu. Having come from a plague-infected port, she was subjected to a thorough inspection by both the United States and state quarantine officers. Her ar rival was reported to the department at Washington by United States Quar antine Officer Foster. No traces of disease existed on board. The depart ment, however, ordered her to be sent to the Diamond Point quarantine sta tion for fumigation. Fears of Ponl Play. Port Townsend, Wash., Dec. 29.-The disappearance of L. C. Phillips, a lead ing hardware merchant of this city, is shrouded in mystery. He left his.hpmo Sunday night and since that tiae he has not been seen. His wife of blt a few weeks can assign no cause for his disappearance. Fears of foul play are entertained. The Lawton Fund. Washington, Dec. 29.-Adjutant General Corb'n renorts that the contributions to the Lawton relief fund amount to $N0,525.