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OFFICERS OF BURLEIGH COUNTY. Sheriff H. P. Bogue Treasurer E. H. Sperry Auditor W. S. Moornouse County Judge John Fort Clerk of Court Walter Skelton States Attorney E. S. Allen Register of Deeds Chas. A. Johnson Coroner John White Superintendent of Schools C. D. Edlck Surveyor John Harold Physician C. A. Ballard County Commissioner®--George A. Welsh, Harvey Harris, Gust W. Johnson. County Board of Health—Dr. W. A. Bent ley, E. S. Pierce, E. S. Allen. Insanity Board—J. F. Fort, Dr. W. A. Bentley, E. S. Allen. County Justices—Edgar Tlbbals, Edward Rawllngs, Elvis Wood. John Clark. County Constables—Patrick McHugh, John Hubert, David Williams, Ole Satner. BISMARCK CITY OFFICIALS. Mayor Edw. G. Patterson Clerk Henry W. Rlchholt Treasurer S. M. Pye Justice J. F. Fort Attorney E. S. Allen Aldermen—First ward, John White, M. J. Halloran Second ward, H. P. Bogue, E S. Pierce Third ward, Walter Skelton, J. A. Barnes Fourth ward, S. D. Rohrer, W. H. Sanderson. Chief of Police P. McHugh Night Watchman John Hubert Chief of Fire Department Wm. Jaeger Custodian of Engine P. McHugh City Surveyor John Harold Poundmaster Chas. White PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OFFICES. 8chool Board—Jos. Hare. Harvey Harris, H. L. Mlchelson, Louis Larson, James McDonald. State Officials Offices at Capitol County Officials—offices at courthouse ex cept as herein otherwise Indicated, dty Council—regular meetings first and third Tuesdays or each month at city hall. Chambers of W .H. Winchester, district judge. First National Bank Building. Office of County Judge Webb Block Office of States Attorney Webb Block Office of Mayor Sheridan House Office of City Treasurer.. .First Nat. Bank Office of City Clerk City Hall Off^pe of City Justice Webb Block Office of County Justice City Hall Office of Supt. Schools.First Nat. Bank Blk U. S. Land Office ....First Nat Bank Blk U. S. Surveyor General Webb Block U. S. court rooms Webb Block U. S. Commissioner, J. R. Gage, First Na tional Bank Block. Deputy U. S. Marshal ....E. G. Patterson United States Weather Bureau, (and state weather and crop service) B. H. Ilronson, director, government reserva* tlon. West Main street. Postofflce, Agatha G. Patterson, postmas ter, Webb Block. St. Alexius Hospital ....Main & Sixth Sts Acting Assistant U. S. Marine Hospital Sur geon, F. R. Smyth, First Nat. Bank Blk. United States Board of Pension Examining Surgeons—Dr. G. A. Stark, president Dr. Ballard, secretary. Board meets thp first and third Mondays of each month at the office of Dr. Ballard, First National Bank Block. Western Union Telegraph office, Main and Fourth streets. Authorized Northern Pacific Surgeons—F. it. Smyth, Bismarck G. B. Furnlss, Man dan. Ollicor in clinw of construction of now mili tary post, Mnjor E. B.Robertson, U. S. A. Resident engineer, new military post, T. H. Humphreys, Bismarck Bank block. TERMS OF DISTRICT COURT-SIXTH DISTRICT. First Subdivision—At Bismarck, third Tues day in May and fourth Tuesday In No vember. Second Subdivision—At Medora, Billings County two terms, at slich times as judge shall direct. Third Subdivision—At Wllllamsport, Em mons county two terms, at such time as the judge shall direct. Fourth Subdivision—At Steele, Kidder county third Tuesday in June and second Tuesday In January. Fifth Subdivision—At Stanton, Mercer county: two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct. Sixth Subdivision—At Washburn, McLean county two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct. Seven tli Subdivision—At Mandan, Morton county third Tuesday In April and first Wednesday after the first Monday In No vember. Eighth Subdivision—At Sanger, Oliver county two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct. Ninth Subdivision—At Dickinson, Stark county first Tuesday in April and second Tuesday in September. Hon. W. H. Winchester, judge chambers In F)rst National Bank Block. R. M. Tuttle, Stenographer. MAILS AND TRANSPORTATION. MAILS CLOSE. Eastern via N. P. No. 2—7:30 p. m. Western via N. P. No. 1.—11 n. m. Office hours of postoffice. general delivery, is a. m. to 7:30 p. m., dally except Sunday DOX delivery from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. dally. On Sutday the general delivery is open between 1:30 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. Gen eral delivery Is closed while mall Is being distributed after arrival of trains each way. WEST BOUND. No. 1* Loaves St. Paul at 10:35 p. m. Fargo, 6:)5 a. m. Valloy City, 7 :i0 a.m. Jamestown, 8:58 o. m. *Tanpen, 10:22: Dawson, 10:30 Steele 10:49: *McKenzie, 11:45 *Burloish, 11 52 a. m. Bismarck. 12:12 p. m. EAST BOUND. No. 2—Loaves Mandan, 11:55 a. m. Bismarck, 12:10 a. m. "Burleigh, 12:35 a. m. *McKenzio, 11:43 a. m, Sterling, 12:53 a. m. Steele, 1:48 a.m. Dawson, 2:05 a. m. Jamestown, 3:45 a. m. Valloy City, 4:45 a. m. Fargo, 4:00 a. m. St. Paul. 3 p. m. Passengers can obtain permits of agent to ride on some way freights each way. STAGE LINES. For Fort Yates, way points and connections, including Glencoe, Livona, Campbell, La Grace, Fort Rice, Cannon Ball, Wllllams port, Gayton, Hampton, Emmonsburg, Winona and Standing Rock stage leaves every nu.rning except Sunday returning leaves Fort Yates at 7 a. m., arMvlng in Bismarck about p. m. For Fort Berthold, Coal Harbor, Turtle Lake, Weller, Washburn, Painted Woods, Falconer, Elbow Woods, and way §olnts, stage leaves every morning except unday returning'leaves Berthold every morning, arriving In Bismarck about 5 p. m. For Slaughter, Conger, Crofte, Cromwell and Francis and way points, stage leaves at 8 a. m. Mondays and Fridays return ing arrives In Bismarck Tuesdays and Saturdays. MISSOURI RIVER PACKETS. Benton Transportation Company, I. P. Baker, general superintendent steamers leave weekly during navigation season for Standing Rock, Fort Yates, Cannon Ball and way points, and to Washburn, Coal Harbor, Mannhaven and up river points, as per Bpeclal announcement. Modern Hospitals for Cuba. HAVANA, Feb. 8.-r-The cabinet has de cided to establish large modern hospitals at various points in the island and an expert will be brought from the United States to advise in the selection of sites and the construction of buildings. •.»• 'tT'A y- f..i -.-,- I -1 v.L _i-.t r.' ''Vf f',--.j..'^"fjc(.fyj 1 .'• ^'*.^--r- .v-'j1.-.-f .0?J^»Ar»«y :v -. -.V. }...*» ",?_ A.--." .-• ,t 4-r. •"*. .•'••.•••" .*), '»".?. '_ v-I- '." v. .• '..j •/""*,-1 •.• v• -, .- vi .' •-."' is: ,\ ••.•,• v" CHICAGO STRIKE By Monday Forty-five Thousand ,. Building Trades Men Will Be Out In Protest Against the New Rules Promulgated by the Contractors. Attempt to Hire Non-Union Men Likely to Result in Trouble. CHICAGO, Feb. 8.—One thousand men have joined the ranks of the striking workingmen in the past 24 hours. It is estimated that 3,000 members of the building trades counci' are now out in protest against the new rules of the building contractors' council, and labor leaders declare that by Monday the en tire membership of the building trades council, numbering 45,000, will be out and building operations in Chicago, con trolled by contractors tied up. The contractors declare that they will employ non-union labor in sufficient force to maintain building operations, relying upon the city to furnish police protectiod for the men. The union men declare this cannot be done. They have pickets stationed at all railroad stations to warn imported workmen of the con dition of affairs and inform them that in seeking to supplaut union men they are, as one man said, "taking long chances." RAILROADS OBJECT. The railroad representatives say that the southern part of the state is brought into competition with the Chicago and Milwaukee markets and that in order to meet this competition they have been obliged to make concessions to Chicago. GERMANY IS NEUTRAL. Will Not Join a Movement to Iteopen the Egyptian Question. BERLIN, Feb. 8.—With reference to the attempt of French diplomacy and journalism to induce Germany to join in a movement against England in Egypt, a high personage at the foreign office made the following statement: "Germany will not join a movement to reopen the Egyptian question. Aside from the question whether France and Russia mean honestly, Germany is con vinced it would be unloyal and unfair to seize a moment when England is deeply engaged elsewhere for such a step." CAPTURED A SUPPLY TRAIN. Filipinos Kill an American Corporal and Five Privates. MANILA, Feb. 8.—The insurgents Monday captured a supply train of nine bull carts between Orani and Dinalupi jan, killing a corporal and five privates of Company G, Thirty-second infantry. The escort consisted of a sergeant and 15 mounted men. The insurgents weak ened the supports of a bridge over a creek and the fore cart went into the stream. While the men were try ing to get the cart out of the stream the insurgents fired, killing the six Ameri cans and also two native drivers. PRISONERS REVOLTED. Spanish Prisoners Turn on Filipino Guards and Drive Them OB, MANILA, Feb. 8.—The insurgents have been driven out of Legaspi, on Albay bay, province of Albay. The rebels of Tayabos province were conveying some 800 Spanish prisoners to libmanan and on arriving there, the prisoners, exhaused and starved, re volted and di .persed their guards with stones and clubs. They also captured a few rifles and barricaded themselves a' Libmanan, where they are awaiting i,': arrival of American troops. TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEB. «, 1900. ot Decision Itearlicd to Oppose tlie l'lans tliu Minnesota Commission. ST. PAUL, Feb. 8.—The railroads of Minnesota wall resist the efforts of the state railway commission to "reduce, revise and equalize" the rates on grain and other merchandise. The roads have been cited to appear before the railroad commission on Feb. 27 to show cause why the present tariff should not fee re vised, especially as applied to the grain rates from the southwestern part of the state. A meeting of the representatives of the principal lines interested has been held in this city to consider the matter. A general comparison of tariff sheets was made and a uniform line of defense was adopted. Other meetings will be held previous to the hearing 'before the railroad commission. The railroad commission contends that the present tariff on all commod ities carried within this state aro either too high or that the same rate does not apply to all parts of the state. Wheat and flax from the southwest have a higher tariff rate than that from the northwest, while general merchandise rates aro higher to the northwest than in the southwestern part of the state. IRISH CHEER REDMOND. Nationalist leader Moves to Close the War In South Africa, LONDON, Feb. 8.—John Redmond, chairman of the United Irish party, was loudly cheered by all sections of the Irish members when he rose in the house of commons to move an amendment to the address in reply to the speech from Jhe throne, representing the time had Arrived to bring the war to a conclusion on the basis of recognizing the indepen dence of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. He said the Irish party abhorred this war and intended, so far as possible, to maintain the indepen dence of the republics, defended with such heroism. Mr. Redmond admitted that when the empire was involved in complications a feeling of hope and satisfaction stirred the majority of the Irish at home and abroad. But, he. continued, the sym pathies of the Irish would still have been pro»Boer, even if England had not been concerned and another power had attempted to "act the bully and op pressor in South Africa." England today, added Mr. Redmond, stood "not in splendid, but in disgrace ful isolation, Turkey alone lending her countenance." While admitting that official expres sion of hostility had not been heard in the United States, "chiefly because America, being engaged in the Philip pine war, had not felt herself in a posi tion to rebuke England, as she would otherwise have done," Mr. Redmond declared that the overwhelming opinion of leading American statesmen was hos tile to Great Britain in this war, and said tho "unanimous disapproval of the world demonstrated that the war was unjust and it ought, therefore, to be stopped." As to whether tho prospects of home rule were adversely affected by the at titude of the Irish, Mr. Redmond said ho thought Ireland had nothing to lose, and everything to gain by raising her voice oii the side of justice and liberty. Mr. Patrick Joseph Power, membei for the East division of Waterford county, seconded Mr. Redmond's amend ment. Mr. Redmond's amendment was re jected by a vote of 808 to 66. The house then adjourned. AMENDMENT REJECTED. House of Commons ItefuseH to Censure the Government. LONDON, Feb. 8.—Tho house of com mons has rejected Lord Edmund Fitz maurice's amendment to tho address in reply to tho speech from tho throne by 852 against the amendment to 139 in its favor. When the division bell rang the Irish members rose in a body and left the house without voting. Several Liberals abstained. Some others voted with the government, as did also Sir Edward Clark, member for Plymouth. Mr. Asj quith voted with Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman for the amendment. TO SUCCEED BERESFORD. George Faker, Unionist, Is Chosen by York City Voters. LONDON, Feb. 8.—The election in York city for a successor in the house of commons to Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresford recently appointed to the command of the Second division of the British Mediterranean fleet, resulted as follows: George Faber, Unionist, 6,248 A. Murray, Liberal, 4,818. Faber's ma jority, 1,430. In the previous election the voting was: Lord Charles Beres ford, Conservative, 5,659 Sir C. Funess, home ruler, 5,648. Beresford's major ity, 11. RESULT WAS CLOSI Ap. Republican Cnnli:iut« at I)ninth purcnl!y Klectcil ljy Six Votes. DDLUTII, Feb. •'•.—O:: the face of the returns of the city election, T. W. Hugo, the Republican candidate for mayor is elected by six vote.-:. Tvlsiyor Truelsen will ask a recount of tho votes for mayor. Both the Republicans and Fu sionists claim to know of enough ballots in error to change tlio result their way. That Holy Terror Strike. CUSTEK, S. D., Feb. 8.—Tho rich strike recently reported in tho Holy Ter ror mine at Keystone is fnv more exten sive and much richer than at first re ported. Tho rich ore body has been un covered along the vein for a distance oi nearly 100 feet, and some of the oro is so rich in free gold that it lias to be cut out of the mine with chisels. Any estimate of the values in sight would seem ir credible. Caused a Loss of $35,000. NEW ULM, Minn., Feb. 8.—Fire at Springfield destroyed Runck & Her manns' hardware store, the large gen eral store of Bendixon & Co. and the State bank of Springfield, three of the best buildings in the city. The loss is about $25,000. The Bombay Death Rate. BOMBAY, Feb. 8.—The mortality in this city for the past 24 hoars was un precedented. There was a total of 408 deaths. The situation is aggravated by the advent of famine refugees. Diplomatic Bill Passed. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—After several minor amendments were adopted the dinlomatio bill was passed. ttleehlii (£r Urn iu\ WRITTEN BY HAY Substitute for Buhver-Clayton Treaty Formulated by the Secretary And Adopted by the British Ambassador Without Alteration. Hint Given That It Must Stand or Fall Substantially as It Is. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—It is learned that the text of tho Hay-Pauncefoto treaty was the work of the state depart ment the British government accepted the document just as it was drawn, so the responsibility for whatever is con tained in the treaty and the form in which it is expressed is chargeable en tirely to the department. Department officials arc surprised at the amount of criticism that has been directed against the treaty but. feel confident that it will be consummated, providing it is not amended, especially as to the fortifica tion clause. It is insisted by the of ficials that an amendment on that point would completely defeat the treaty, and it is intimated that tho ob jection will bo two-fold, first from the British government, and sccond, from the president himself. The president is said to regard the neutralization scheme as completely obviating the necessity for any fortifications for the canal, for, by the terms of that arrangement, every one of the maritime powers will pledge itself to use itS army and navy, if need be, to preserve tho absolute neutrality of the canal, and fortifications will be unnecessary. Attention lias been called to the state ment that no matter what differences of opinion may have existed up to this time as to tho living i'orco of tho Clay ton-Bulwer treaty, all doubt upon that point has been dissipated by the signa ture of tho Hay-Pauneefote convention. By that act, the executive branch of the United States government formally rec ognized tho existence of a Clayton-Bul wer treaty. It is said to make no dif ference whether or not the Hay-Paunce fote treaty is ratified by the senate the executive branch of the government, to which alone foreign governments may look, has gone on record. DISCUSSED TIIE TREATY. Foreign Relations Committee Considers tlie Huy-Puuiieefoto Agreement. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—The senate committee on foreign relations met tc. consider the Nicaragua canal treaty. Tho discussion was animated. While some opposition was manifested, it was not of such a character as to indicate the defeat of the treaty but that it would be amended there seemed to be little doubt. One of the amendments pro posed is that the whole of the Claytou Bulwer treaty shall be abrogated. It is said by members of the committee fa voring this change that there is no need of keeping alive any portion of the old treaty. Another change suggested is in regard to the protection of the canal. The treaty declares there shall be no fortifications and it is said this will pre vent the United States from erecting batteries which are by some considered absolutely necessary in view of the in surrections that occur from time to time in South American countries. It is pos sible that this language will be modified so that such protection as the United States deems necessary will be afforded along the route of the canal. Bomb for Paul do Cassagnac* PARIS, Feb. 8.—Considerable excite ment was caused by the announcement that a bomb had been found on the win dow ledge of the residence of Paul de Cassagnac with the fuse lighted. The latter was extinguished by a policeman. The chief of the municipal laboratory said the engine would have done im mense damage if it had exploded. Dewey and Roosevelt There. NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—The concert in Carnegie hail for the benefit of the Dewey Arch fund was a great success Many society people attended. The con cert was a sort of welcome to Admiral Dewey and Governor Roosevelt, both of whom were present. Two Men Blown to Atoms. IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Feb. 8.— George Jacobson and George Mackey were blown to atoms by the explosion of seven boxes of dynamite at the pow der house of the Crystal Falls mine. Only a small portion of the men was found. "Uncle Dick" Thompson Dying, TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 8.—Colonel Richard W. Thompson, the veteran In diana statesman, is alarmingly ill at his residence here and his death is momen tarily expected. He is in his 92d year and up to a short time ago was in good hmltb. S\ 'r %r,V NOW LYING IN STATI Remains ot Governor Gnrlu1! xlrn.t1 Biiek to Frankfort. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. S.—The t.\i bearing the remains of Governor I arrived at the Frankfort and Cmemcrri station at 13:15 MI. The day \vi\- ex ceedingly disagreeable. A line, tiri/. eling rain fell all morning and but fi -v people were seen on the streets. Even in the lobbies of the Capitol hotel few few persons were gathered. Shortly after 11 o'clock the crowds began gath ering aronnd the hotel and when the casket was finally carried slowly up the steps of the north entrance to the hotel, and thence into the ladies' reception room, where they are to lie in state, probably 1,000 people were stand ing around the entrance and in the streets surrounding the hotel. Every head was bared as the re mains of the Democratic leader were carried into the hotel. Along the IOHR hall leading from the north entrance to the hotel foyer into which opens the la dies' reception room, were stretched two lines of women, wives of legislators, so ciety ladies of Frankfort, and country women who watched with tear-stained faces the pall bearers as with uncovered heads they mounted the steps and car ried the casket into the parlor. Many of them were weeping audibly as the casket,, heaped with flowers, was gently laid on the bier in the center of the big room, while not a few men looked with reddened eyelids at the closing scene oi the-tragedy. The lid of the casket was then un screwed and the face of the dead gov ernor exposed to view, while around the bier were placed great heaps of flowers of all kinds, while magnificent floral pieces, tho last tributes to the memory of Governor Goebel were placed along the walls of the room. HAS NOT SIGNED IT. Governor Taylor Desires Some Furtliei Confessions—A Conference* FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 8.—It is stated on excellent authority that Govemoi Taylor has decided that not to sign the Louisville agreement in its present shape. He desires several changes in it and particularly a definite statement re garding tho repeal of the Goebel law. He is anxious that a conference be held in Louisville on Friday night at which these changes will bo discussed and made. The conference to bo hold here during the evening is for the purpose oi informing the Republican leaders of hi: views and advising with them regard ing the further demands to be made upon the Democracy. Governor Taylor refused to discuss tho questions, when asked if the fore going was time. SCENE IN TITE SENATE. Some Spauiarris Still Soro Over the Amer ican Victory. MADRID, Feb. 8.—Count Almenas, who insists that the responsibility should be brought home to those to whom Spain's defeats in the Spanish-Ameri can war were due, created a scene in the senate by asking if it were true that a conspiracy existed among the the generals to prevent light being thrown upon all the circumstances of the war. Lietitenant General Azcarraga, minis ter of war, replied that the attitude alleged to have been adopted by the generals did not exist. Ho protested against "the campaign against the prestige of the army." Count Almenas replied: "There were unworthy generals, as there was an in famous government, who led Spain to dishonor." A great uproar ensued during which the president called upon Count Al menas to withdraw his statement. The count refused and a voto of censure was passed. SALOONS AGAIN CLOSING. Recent Order of the Iowa Supremo Court Not General lu Kllect* DES MOINF.S, Feb. 8.—The saloons in this city are again closing, having been instructed that they are given no pro tection by the state by the recent ordei of the supreme court. This was under stood to bo a general order, applying to all saloons operating under void con sent petitions. Now it develops that the order was intended to have no gen eral effect and applied only to tho case in which it was issued. Several whole sale houses removed their stoqks tc places of safe keeping so they covld not be ordered destroyed. In the legislature Senator Hubbard oi Sioux City has submitted an outline oi curative legislation. THE CASE DISMISSED. Oscar E. Goodrich Acquitted of tlie Mur der ot His Former I'artiicr. Sioux CITY, la., Feb. 8.—Oscar E. Goodrich, charged with the murder his former partner, John E. Robson, was completely cleared of the charge? at the preliminary trial. The case was dismissed on motion of the county at torney owing to the lack of evidence. Plague at Oporto Overcome. LISBON, Feb. 8.—A decree has b«fw issued announcing that the bubonic plague has disappeared from Oporto, and that the quarantine of that port has been raisnd FIVE CENTS ON THE TDGELA British and Boers Come Togethe* at Molens Drift—British Driven Back. Heavy All Day Bombardment oi the Boer Position at Ladysmith. Roberts and Kichener Start for the Front—Boers After Gatacre. LONDON, Feb. 8.—The Associated Press learns that the war office has received a telegram saying, briefly, that General Buller had again recrossed the Tugela river Feb. 5, and is now advancing upon Ladysmith. The expression in the official dispatch "is now advancing upon Ladysmith,"it is pointed out, must not bo taken to mean that he has cut down all opposi tion but merely that he is headed in the direction of the besieged town. BOER HEAD LAAGER, Ladysmith, Tuesday, Feb. C.—Since yesterday, the British, with naval and other guns, have bombarded our positions on the Upper Tugela. The troops crossed the river at the pont and at Moleu drift, with the object of storming our posi tions. At the former, General Burger beat them back and they recrossed in great confusion. The fighting continues at Molen drift •with the Standerton and Johannesburg commandos. There were no casualties on our side. The cannonado was tho fiercest yet experienced. There was a continuous roaring all day long. This morning it recommenced with an increased num ber of guns. KICHENER AND ROBERTS. South African Commander and Chief ot Stafl'Off for the Front. LONDON, lVb. 8.—While the suspense regarding General Bailer's movements and the operations affecting the fate of Ladysmith continues unrelieved even by tho vaguest dispatches, there comes from other quarters interesting news in the announcement that. Field Marshall Lord Roberts and his chief of staff, Ma jor General Lord Kitchener, have left for the front. As this information was held up for several hours by the censor, it seems to indicate that an important movement is on foot. Boers Aftor Gatacre. A dispatch from Sterkstroom an nounces that the Boers aro attacking General Gatacre from two directions. Firing was proceeding between the out posts. A delayed Sterkstroom dispatch,, dated Monday, Feb. 5, says that a body of troops left the camp Feb. 3 and that important developments were expected. It is quite probable that this explains Lord Roberts' departure and that the commander-in-chief wishes either to be present at or supervise the long intended movement by General Gatacre. to join forces with General Kelly-Kenny, and thence strongly reinforce General French, completing the lattor's work at Colesberg and establishing without fear of serious opposition the advanced posi tion for the main movement. This, of course, is greatly supposition, and it can be confidently said that: the departure of Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener for the front does not indicate that the main advance has begun. The commanders will prob ably bo back in Capo Town within short time. It is pointed out that tho term going to the front must not be in terpreted into the idea that a great movement upon Pretoria, by way of Bloemfontein, has seriously commenced. It will be a month or perhaps much longer before this can be brought about. In the meanwhile the preliminary steps are likely to liven the campaign with sharp fighting, and news from Sterksiroom, Thebus and Colesburg is eagerly awaited. Supposition regarding General Bnllei owing to lack of all definite information is as futile as ever. WANTED MOKE TROOPS. Season for General French's Recent Visit to Cape Town. LONDON, Feb. 8.—It appears that General French's visit to Cape Town was to ask Lord Roberts for 7,000 more men. Whether he got them is not dis closed. Troops are no longer detained at Cape Town. They proceed immediately to some point at the front. Three thou sand disembarked Monday and were quickly sent elsewhere. No public re ception was given to the arriving volun teers at Cape Town, because they had to leave immediately. As Lord Roberts, since the battle of Spion Sop, hw 20,000 fresh troops to dispose of, it is probable some have gone, to General Bnllar.