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Daily Inter Mountain.
VCL. XIX. NO. 2 I 1
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Methuen's Attack on the Boers
Modder River Was Repulsed.
The Enemy Did Not Lose Any of His Positions and
it is Feared in London that the Result of the
Battle May Have Been Hore Serious Than Re=
ported == British Column Was Outflanked =« The
Causes that Led to the Defeat of Gatacre.
London, Dee. 13.—The war office receiv
. ed the following dispatch from General
Methuen dated Tuesday, Dee. 12:
"Our artillery shelled a very strong
position held by the enemy in a lon„.
high kopje, from four until dusk Sunday.
•It rained hard last night.
'"The Highland brigade attacked at
! dayibreak on Monday the south end of
the kopje. The attack was properly
timed but failed. The guards were or
dered to protect tho Highlanders' right
and rear.
"Cavalry and mounted infantry, with a
howitzer artillery battery, attacked the
enemy on the left and the guards on the
right, supported by field artillery and
howitzer artillery. They shelled the
position from daybreak and at 1:15 1 sent
the Gordons to support the Highland
! brigade.
"The troops held their own in front
of the enemy's entrenchments until dusk,
the position extending, including the
I kopje, for a distance of six miles to Mod
der rivet
"To-day I am holding my position, and
entrenching myself. I had to face at
least 12,000 men. Our loss was great.
General Methuen as expected followed
up his artillery attack with a general
assault on the Boer positions Monday
j and his report shows that the anxiety
of the public regarding the result oeca
sioned by the ominous silence of the war
i was amply justified.
j The engagement was
evidently of eon
jsiderable magnitude and the list of the
killed and wounded will bo proportionate
compensation which a vie
serious defeat than Methuen admits
1 Thp HiEh,: "'
" ithout ,he
tory would hav.
i The Highlanders, it is believed, must
[have stormed the Boer position more
j than once, while the fact that the Guards
were ordered to support the Highlanders
! rear, looks as though the Boers may
; even have outflanked their attackers.
One report says that General Cronje
attacked the British.
The only compensation the British
close to the Boers, arousing hope that he
will retrieve tlie situation,
is uPPurent that the bombardment
i0n Saturday and Sunday did not shake
the 1{0£,r grip on their position and it
certain that they merely withdrew
their guns and riflemen under cover,
" Idle General Methuen indulged in the
usual artillery preliminaries Monday and
that when the British guns were obliged
to cease tiring, owing to the danger of
hitting the advancing troops, the Boers
•speedily re-occupied their trenches and
overwhelmed the Highlanders with a ter
rible lire, probably accompanying this by
an attack on the British right flank and
Alarm is beginning to be expressed in
many quarters as to the situation of Gen
As the Westminster Gazette says: "If
England ever needed a victory it' is now
and it is to Buller, the soldier, strong,
it H- m Duurr, me soldier, strong
cool-headed and reticent, that the eoun
try looks for this victory."
The other papers are abusing tlie eov
The other patters are abusing tlie gov
ernment for its ''Complacent optimism,''
inability to grasp the strength of the op
position it has to overcome in South Af
Considerable significance attaches to
Gen. Methuen's statement that ho is en
trenching himself, indicating fear that
the Boers may follow up their advantage,
adopt the offensive and attack him.
Indeed, the gravity of the situation,
from the British point of view, can hardly
be overestimated. Methuen's long lines
of communication to De Aar are most
vulnerable. Should they be cut Methuen
will find himself in a very tight place, if
only from lack of supplies.
The news of the British reverse had a
bad effect on the stock exchange where
there was a general collapse. Kaffirs
and rand mines dropped 2Vi points and
De Beers dropped 39*.
The latest advices from Gen. Gatacre
show that no anxiety is felt for the safe
ty of his remaining troops who have been
withdrawn to good positions along the
rallfoad south of Molteno. It is said
Bushmanshoek is impregnable. The Boers
decline to furnish the names of the killed
or wounded. They say they buried the
dead and are sending the prisoners to
Tiie Boer loss on Sunday is reported
to have been four killed and nine wound
ed. Probably this is correct, as no gen
uine attack was made by Gatacre's
troops, who were completely surprised
while in column. The British appa
rently simply rushed up the nearest hill
without orders or knowing where the
enemy was. It also appears the British
were so exhausted that they were unable
to accomplish anything
General Roller's advance in the direc
tion of Colenso seems to have actually
commenced. The military attaches have
left Capetown to join Buller, via Dur
General White reports, under date of
Tuesday, December 12 , that there are
32 eases of enteric fever at Ladvsmith.
ihere are renewed reports of a cabinet
crisis at Capetown, where it is said
Ci over nor Milner is about to act, in con
sequence of the disclosures involving
the ministry's loyalty.
fhe M hite Star line steamer Majestic'
sails nom Liverpool today for South
vcn'i a o''^h 2,000 troops on board. The
a ,.i ,?*•'' ne slea,m '' ' y mrie has been
nai tered for use as a transport.
The war office at London has'received
the following message from General For
Capetown. Tuesday, Dec. 12. No fur
ther details from Methuen. Gatacre is
moving from Bushman's Hook to sterk
stroom today. The magistrate at Nlerk
stroem wires that the situation there
has slightly improved. Many of the miss
mg have turned up. French reports that
nf Yih X m 11 . , . nt . <> .Ho aVa ,y ' vith . t "'° f ' r,,ns
T » oni . c , i 'onnniterecl tho,
k f . on f}' Qudfontain and Vul
Tl ev '«m n , T "T'J 1 of Alun * 1 ' 1 '
from v't a farm and drove the enemy
Ik m \ aalkopf. The Boer loss was one j
killed and several wounded,
ties nil."
Our casual
A Strong Position.
London, Dec. 13.—A dispatch from
Freie camp dated Tuesday morning says:
This morning a brigade consisting of
English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh fusi
leers. under General Barton, with several
naval guns, advanced and took up 'a
strong position three miles from Colenso,
meeting with no opposition."
Veteran General Killed.
London, Dee. 13.—A dispatch to th.' war
office from the commanding general at
Capetown announces Major General An
drew (r. \\ auchope was killed in the ac
tion at Modder river Monday. Wau
chope was a veteran of the Ashanti ami
Egyptian eu mpnigns.
The British Wounded.
Orange River, Cape Colony. Dee. 13.—
Three hundred and twenty British
wounded, including 27 officers, have ar
rived here from Modder river.
Details of (he Fight.
North of Modder River, Monday, D<»c.
11.—Early yesterday evening the guard»
of the Highland brigade moved from the
Modder river camp, marching in the '
night, in a northeasterly direction. The j
objective point of the Highlanders was
the eastern spur of the Boer position, the !
, . ■ .....- j
guards following the bank of the river, 1
while the Yorkshire light infantry moved
1. 7. t ISK 0 ' • 1 h, ' f " r< ' day* j
break the Highlanders arrived within '
200 yards of the Boer entrenchments at 1
worein fhe^Äy* ° f ^ |
The British were still marching, quar
ter column, in close order, when they '
r a /r r, ^'r firo from the flanks and i
were foreert to rette« ,roP — •
. . ------ i-.c no imn Him
were forced to retire with heavy loss.
The troops formed under the shelter of
some rising ground and gallantly held
their position. Later the Gordons ar
rived, and the troops gradually worked
their, way until within 300 yards of the
Boil- position, displaying the greatest
In the meanwhile a naval gun at the
Slodder river and two howitzer batteries
and tlie horse artillery opened a terrific
fire, enfilading the trenches and search
i'Vt'ry portion of the Hoer position.
J'lie Boers' guns were entirely silenced.
In the meanwhile the Boers on the
open ground directly in front moved
witli the object of making a flank at
tai k. This was frustrated by the guards
and artillery.
Tho Boers recommenced shelling in the
evening, but no damage was done. Tile
British slept on their position. It is ex
pected there will be a. renewal of the
fighting tomorrow. Losses on both sides
Were heavy.
An All-Day Fight.
Monday, Dee. 11.—An official
report says:
"The battle at Modder river'began yes
terday with cannon firing, heavy lighting
proceeding from 3:30 in the morning until
SBSO with cannon, Maxims and rifles.
"Tlie bombardment began at 4:30 o'clock
and lighting still continues. a balloon
has just arisen above the British posi
tion«. where il remained ten minutes and
descended. There were heavy rains dur
ing the night.
"At nine this morning a dispatch rider
'»•»'.igitt word that all the Boer positions i
have been maintained, and that 41 British j
prisoners had been taken.
"At 0:30 it was reported toe heavy can
non fire had somewhat abated. The
British are . ..nstantiy using their bai-.
Fighting was still goint
Kimberley is still quiet."
Are Watefting Russia.
New I ork. Dec. 13.—A dispatch to the
Thbune from London says: The Mail
publishis this morning evidence of Rus
sian activity at Ceuta and Tangier.and in
Central Asia and Abyssinia and urges its
readers to watch tin* movements of Rus
sia, France and probably another power
in the event of any further reverse to
1 British troops in South Africa. There are
current rumors in high circle« that Lord
Salisbury, Sir Michael Hicks-Btach and
j other members of th cabinet are now an
ffry with Mr. Chamberlain for not warn
ing them of the magnitud
' '"S' them of the magnitude of what was
before the government. They cannot
i justly hold him responsible, when the
ministry as a body fell iuta a Dutch uni
buBeade as \\t 11 as tlie war office,
Whatever may be the grievance
| military
____ _____ of t he
taff or Mr. Chamberlain's own
■olleaguts, the 'ministry
1 united country behind it
the war to the hitter end. The Stormberg
'reverse causes intense humiliation but
j there are no signs of flinching from the
i work which England has undertaken. The
Dutch forces have not followed up their
victory at Stormbeig by attacking Gen.
Oat aère at Molteno and the B:i:ish re
verse has not interrupted Fr neb's cau
tious advance toward Colesburg. skir
mishing having been resumed on Monday.
Gen. Gatacre's second report of his dis
! astrous battle is badly written and
the mystery of the capture of portieis of
two battalions unsolved. The tinfontu
uric general has no sense of humor or he
would have avoided saying that the po
■ lieentun took the British army 'round
some miles and landed it in an impossi
ble position," and that lie had s' nt the
Irish r i lie K and the "fighting Fifth" to
Sterkslioom to recuperate. Pretoria cer
tainly is not an ideal convalescent's home.
While he admits that the distance was
j ate treachery,
While the ri port is not clear, it is evi
I dent from the belutcd dispatches th it. at
ti-r finding hhnself onimpjetely ontrapped,
he collected liis force and had a running
i light fro n ridge to ridge for nine miles,
! in the retreat losing two guns and that
j the : xvellent handling of the field battery
linden slim in
intentional or
now has the
arrying on
I lie acquits his gubb s of
or and thereby of deliber
alone enabled the main holy to escape
The fusileers and the Irish rill s wire
probably captured in small groups at
different points and many of them were
unable to join the column when the re
treat w as begun. The number of missing
men from the fusileers is increased by
sixtj in Gen. Gataire's report. I'resiil nt.
Steyn accounts for 4SX prisoners in one
dispat h and 672 in another.
Swindlers Indicted,
Atlanta, Ga., Dee. 13.—A special to the
Constitution from Savannah, Ga., says:
The grand jury of the United States
court has found an indictment against
fourteen parties, alleged country mer
chants, on the charge of conspiracy in
using: the United States mails in the
furtherance of a scheme to defraud.
! Among the parties indicted were 1 >. A.
I Tyson, the founder of the Tyson Long
Distance Telephone company; W. L.
Jones M. F. Hutchinson, J. H. Hutchin
S son. C. B. Beeves and J. T. Hammond,
j There were seven or eigiit others. B.
j Frank of Motgomery
he shipped
Ala., testified that
..........ease of dry goods to one of
j their number, and when he went to find
; what had become of it discovered that
1 it had been turned over to another of
the party by the original purchaser,
without having left ihe station. In a
j few days he got an order for another
j ease, but refused it. Instead, he reported
j the first ease to the authorities. The
concern operated in many Georgia towns.
It is said goods have been ordered from
parti« s in New York, Chicago, Cinein
nati, Columbus, O., Atlanta. Savannah,
Macon. Baltimore and other plaies.
Spreckles Protest.
Francisco, Dee.
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Thomas, attorney for J. D. Ppre
Brothers enmnanv and th.. < i...... ni,. ' i.'
i.urouitis i iinpuiiy anu in. oceanic ijt
Steamship company has filed w ith ('us-;
toms Collector Jackson for transmission
to the secretary of the treasuiv i pro
t^ e entry for Immediate Iranspm'taUon
and exportation in bond of shipments of 1
merchandise through the United States!
fQr exn<1! tiU iim from the Paeiflc coast
It is asserted that the ruling works a I
decided injury and a tremendous loss j
- .. w....
to the shipping and transportation in- :
terests of the domestic ports of the.
J of
Americans Are Masters of
the Situation.
Aguinaldo Has Deserted His Army
Has Defeated the Body Guard
of Aguinaldo and Captured
Many Prisoners.
In Disguise He is Trying to Escape
-General Tino is Badly Wounded
-Latest Reports From Otis.
Washington, Dec.13.—General Otis had
some stirring news to report to-day from
Manda, his advices going to show that
the insurgents are, as he predicted a few
days ago, at the end of their resources
from a military point of view, and are
running away before the rapid advance
or the American troops at all points,
es cablegrams were as follows:
•'U mi,.. i> •»•... _ ,
Manila, Dee. Fifty men of
navy and 50 men of the army, transport
ed by the navy, took L:mg on the 10th in-I
slant. General Young, with statT, fol-!
lowed next day. He reports Howe with
fÎ!urTh. n, fo&èd"b?"« pi'idb.n^,f l U.'eT , h^-'l
ty-third infantry, passed north to Pid
ding, east of Lang. Marsh's 'battalion
of the Thirty-fourth was at fuyait, prov-j
inee of Lepunto, on the Till ilist. The
I bird cavalry was along the coast and
in the mountains pursuing the enemy.
Young states his extreme northern force
passed over the mountains, driving the
insurgents under General Tino, who was)
badly wounded, killing ,i0 and wounding'
many. He made large captures of rifles S
and property with all insurgent traits- j
imitation and released all tho Spanish
prisoners in that section to the number i
of about 2,000.
'Our casualties were two wounded. Our
troops are pursuing tlie remnant of
Tino's command. Marsh's battalion !
reports from t'ayan, Lepanto province, i
on the 7th insl that lie lias destroyed
Aguinaldo's body guard, killed General
Greggrio Pilarsi, received the surrender:
of General Concepcion and staff, killed
and wounded 52 Insurgents, released 575
Spanish prisoners, including 150 Friars,
and captured considerable property. His
loss was two killed ami nine wounded, j
My information is that Aguinaldo has
disguised his Individuality, abandoned '
his troops and is hiding in the province I
of Benguet."
Otis' second dispatch gollows:
"Manila, Dec. 13.—Admiral Watson in
forms me that the province of Cayan
surrendered unconditionally to Captain
MeCalla, of the Newark, on the 11th in
stant. All a rinse are being surrendered.
Major Baiehelder is ninety miles south
of Apparri. The command is in good
condition. The navy will take supplies
to Batchelder. The surrender doubt
less includes the province of Isabella.
Gemmai Bites at Xamiboa nga reports
affairs there as satisfactory. Nearly all
rifles were surrendered. MacArthur at
Bayanibang reports lie holds as prisoner
of war, Mabini. the ablest of the insur
gents. and founder of the late govern
ment. ''
Relief of Money Market.
New York, Dim 1 . 13.—A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Secre
tary Gage lias no intention at' present
of doing anything more for the relief of
the money market. He will make no
statement, however, as to what in* will
or will not do in the future, and if at any
time within a few days or within a lew
weeks the flnaneial situation is such as
to make action necessary or desirable
he may adopt some means to get money
out of the treasury and into eireulation.
it has been expected by the officials of
the treasury that by this time more of
the money drawn from New York to meet '
the annual demands for moving the 1
crops in the west and *enh would have
returned to the ban 1 ,s expectation 1
has not been realis 'it is taken as j
another indication general pros-!
perity throughout ti ntry. It is be- i
lieved that much of toe currency sent 1
to the west and south has been ah-'
'sorbed in the business of those localities. ■
Answers the Resolution. |
New York. Pee, 13.— A s, irei.i I m , |w '
Herald from Washington says: Brest- i
«lent McKinley will send to the senate I
tomorrow an answer to the Lodge résolu- j
tion in regard to,the Gaiapagosa islands. |
The message has been prepared and was i
approved tit the cabinet meeting today.
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ijt is short, and simply announces that I
the state department has no information I
respecting the report that Ecuador in
tends fi<11 ' h,> '«lands to Great Britain j
?.?,* 1
government in ' he matt er,
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Alfll Annnintf/l
;AUUI apyumicu. OLlldlUl ■

Omaha, Dec. 13.—Governor Poynter
has appointed ex-Senator Allen to till the
snutorial vacancy caused by the death
of Senator Hayward.
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