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Iowa Dutch Off to the War.
CHICAGO, Dec. 31.— A special to the
Times-Herald from Orange City, la,, says:
An entire regiment of Boldiers is said to
be-en route from the Dutch colony in
this (Sioux) -county to join the Boers in
the. Transvaal. •
Cargo Evans' Ale and Stout
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Germany will recognise ¦ the unimpeach
able validity of our position. We shall
enforce such claimß as we possess with
every desire to cause the least possible
Inconvenience to trade among friendly
states; but at the same time we shall act
with a firm determination to assert our
rights as a belligerent powrr." V~
[Special Cable to the New Tork Herald. Copy
right, lti:*. by James Gordon Bennett, lie
publlratlon of this dispatch Is prohibited.
All rights reserved in the United States and
Great Britain.]
LONDON. Jan. L— The Daily Telegraph
publishes this dispatch from its si>ecial
FRERE CAMP. Dec. 31.-It Is stated
the Boer bridge below Mount Hlangwana
has been washed away, leaving some of
the Boers isolated on this side. The In
tended night bombardment of the Colenso
lines miscarried yesterday. Thorny
croft's Horse and a force of mounted in
fantry advanced toward Tugela River.
The Boers discovered them, as it was in
tended, turning their searchlight on the
men, and opened a heavy Mauser fire.
Our naval guns, which Were to have
seized an opportunity to cannonade the
enemy's trenches, did not fire. They
waited to hear musketry, but that was in
audible five miles away on a wet and
stormy night. So, after undergoing much
discomfort and floundering about'lnmud
and water, the troops returned to Ghieve
Much the same fate befell a recon
nolterlng force sent in the direction of
Mount Hlangwana. Our squadrons of
volunteers atttr much difficulty located
a force of Boers, who are now isolated
south of the Tugela ranges. Byings*
South African Light Horse, with two
guns, proceeded to their assistance, but
were unable in the darkness to find the
way or effect a junction for an attack.
Men and horses stumbled and fell into the
water. They were out all night and got
drenched, but returned to camp in the
Firing continues at Ladysmith' and aIBO
now at Chleveley. General Buller, with
Harts and Lytteton's brigades, is at
Frere. The Tugela River is still high.
Last night our 4.7-lnch naval guns decid
edly worried the Boers. * Two rounds of
lyddite which were fired at 3 o'clock in
the morning caused them to leave their
shelter The place is now honeycombed
with trenches. The Boers' guns are splen
didly protected and screened. Kraals,
d.-MiKa.s and trenches have all received at
tenrion from the sailors' guns, which
alone have flred since December 15. To
day, while firing, the enemy were engaged
from their works facing Colenso practi
cing in getting ranees and apparently us
ing ciyinon and Mausers. The natives
state tho enemy have mounted ten cap
tured field guns against us.
The Boers use the heliograph. They
watch and warn their men to take cover
when our big guns are ready to fire.
Thirty-one Boer wagons ha v been seen
at the Junction of Little and Blc'Tugcla
Rivers. An attempt will be made to de
stroy them. Saas*
[Special Cable to the New Tork Herald. Copy
right. 1899. by James Gordon Bennett. Re
publlcatlon of this dispatch Is prohibited
All rifhu reserved in the United States and
Great Britain.]
. LONDON, Jan. I.— This dispatch from
a special correspondent is published by
the Daily Mail:
Modder River, Dec. 26.— Christmas over,
we broke our rest by two reconnoissances
this morhlngr. One was three miles to
the right, where we destroyed two farm
houses, from which there had been occa
casional sniping. The other was on the
left. A squadron cf the Twelfth Lancers
and a company of mounted infantry ad
vanced to within 2500 yards of the Boer
position, when the enemy opened fire, dis
closing tho fact that they had advanced
their trenches. There were no casualties
except a few horses hit, yet for an hour
lively firing took place, In which even
the redoubtable "putt-putt," as the Vick
ers Nordenfelt is called, was brought Into
use by the Boers, and one of the 4.7-lnch
guns by our men.
LONDON, Jan. I.— The Dally Mall pub
lishes the following dispatch from Cape
Town; "Ninety-nve per cent of. the Bechu-
LONDON. Jan. I.— ln the absence of
confirmation cf the reported sortie
from Ladysruith that story is dis
No such hopeful view can be
taken as the Boer account of the
Mafrking eortie pcems destined to con-
Vey. No word regarding any puch move
ment has yot arrived from British sources,
tnd the. feeling of suspense is deepening,
es it is feared Colonel Baden-Powell's ?1
lence Indicates that his position is be
coming dcppcrate. The dispatches from
the front breathe a confident spirit, which
Is by no mrans echoed here.
The latest I^ady«=mlth advices show that
the Boers' Fhelling is becoming deadly,
*rhile sickness and *>nnui must be telling
Ftronjrly upon the garrison. The n*ws of
the spread of a rebellion among ,the Dutch
colonists and of the attempts of Boers to
cut the railway at widely different points
Is very disquieting as bearing upon the
safety of the extended lines of communi
All the correspondents are beginning to
hint of a forward movement on the part of
Oenerul Buller, the <?ar.jrer of which Is in
dicated in a dispatch to the Daily Tele
praph from Fr^ro recording the unfortu
nate failure of two reconnoissances. In
one case the Boer lines at Colenso were
to have be?n bombarded at night. Mount
ed men drew the Boer fire, and it was in
tended that the naval guns should bom
tiard. This, however, the latter failed to
co, owing to fome misunderstanding, and
the reconnoitering party was compelled to
flounder brck.to camp through the wet
end stormy night, marching In xnud and
water and with the greatest discomfort.
According to the fame correspondent a
pimUar fate awaited another reconnols
tance in the opposite direction.
"The t^o detachments." says the di*-
Yitch, 'Tost their way in the darkness.
They were unable to effect a junction for
attack. They stumbled into water holes
fend were out all night, only to return
drenched and disappointed in the morn-
It is roughly estimated that there are
25.000 Boers between LadyFmirh and Co
. Jenso, some 400 being on the south side cf
the Tugela River. At all points the en
emy shows ceaseless activity.
A large number of Americans are sail
to be finding their way into the various
volunteer regiments being raised in Cape
O'.ony. It Is also reported that many
Africans are arriving at Delagoa Bay,
having been expelled from the Rand be
cause they had refused to work the Jo
hannesburg mines for the Government.
The proofs of contraband traffic increase
rs.'.y. It 1b alleged that European offlecrs
arrive at Delapoa Bay every week and
proceed to' the Boer lines. The Cap<* Ar
gus aspert* that the latest Importations
by way of L/Ourenzo Marquez are six
large Armstrong guns and sixteen cases of
ammunition, all of which have arri'^l a'
The imperial authorities at the Cape
have seized at Adelaide an immense con
signment of arms and ammunition
marked "Biscuits." pent by Boers to
Dutch farmers In that neighborhood.
A correspondent of the Associated Press
at Bterkstroom, telegraphing December
SI. says:
"Captain ¦. Montmorency of the Twenty
f.rat Lancers, with a patrol of 12.1. was
reeonnoitering eight miles north of Dord
recht. He m^t the Boers at Labuschagnes
Nek. They opened fire and the British
replied. The fighting continued for six
hours, when the Boers received strong re
inforcements, including artillery. Captain
Montmorency retired and took a defensive
<**sitlon at Dordrecht. The Boers did not
pureue him. It Is believed that they re
tired on their main body. Their losses are
not known. Our loss was one man serl
ouply wounded.' 1
The Queen's message to the British
troops in South Africa was sent to every
general. It ran thus:
"I wish you and all my brave soldiers
a happy Christmas. God protect and
bless you all."
The morning papers are Inclined to re
frain from commenting upon the Bundes
rath incident pending further information.
The Daily""Chron!cle says: "The incident
was unfortunate; but the Germans may
await the result of the Inquiry with con
fidence in our fairness."
The Standard says: "We feel sure that
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.' . All
drupKiKtß refund the nioney If It falls to cure.
E. W. Orova'* % signature Is on each box. 250.
Pears' soap is noth-:
ing but soap.
Pure soap is as gen-
tle as oil to the living
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Th« lurury. comfort. eonTealteoM,
ctualo* and ¦notlein. chant z* &»»•
given «*•
kettle a repatattni that la known wh*r<
*rer th« English tasxnaKe Is spokta.
Connected by a covered p&aaan«way—
1400 n-cira— iW with baths. '?
Soldier Dies of Typhoid.
IVASHINOTON. Dec. 31.— The death of
Private Frank Roe. Company C, of the
Eleventh United States Infantry, at San
Juan, Puerto Itfco. of typhoid fever, is
announced in a dispatch received at the
War Department. . •
Idaho's Mineral Products.
BOISE, Dec. 31.— An estimate of the
mineral production of Idaho for 1899 gives
the following: results: Gold. J2.5C0.000- sil
ver, J6.103.O0O; lead, }4,D00,410; copper
Dr. Meyers & Co.
Men only. Pay when wall. No In-
curable cases taKen. fldvlce and pri-
vate booK free, office or mall, home
cures. Letters confidential. 731 A^ar^et
St., S. f. TaKe elevator to third floor.
A visit OF? JORDAN'S cheat i
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T Or The Larjf t Anafnniical Mj«um in the \
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II I kJtiS n n irm<r:!t personally or br letter. A M
' B tw TSI M Poa.ftv t'ur«in e»ery eaiauodenaicea. T
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Feared That She Foundered In the
Recent Gales and Her Crew
May Be Lost.
MARSEILLES, x^ec. 31.— Great -anxiety
is felt, here regarding the fate of the
French steamer Pierre Leprand, due - at
Marseilles from Odessa a week ago. She
is supposed to have foundered during the
recent gales, a. ith her crew of forty-live.
System to Be Operated on the Vari
ous Hawaiian Islands.
TACQMA, Dec. 31.— Contractor R. Con
don, Just from Honolulu, announces that
Thos. L. and Albert Johnson of Cleveland
represent an Eastern syndicate which is
preparing to build a large system of elec
trlo railroads in Honolulu and elsewhere
on Oahu, with connecting .ferries running
to other Islands.
The Kohala and Hllo Railway will spend
$2,300,000 building 130 miles of road. In
all nearly 300 miles will be constructed,
using large quantities of American mate-
Max Sohr Dead.
PHOENIX, Dec. 31.— Max Sohr, a promi-
Inent mining man of Salt Lake City, died
here this morning of consumption. He
was president of a mining company that
makes : mineral wax in Salt Lake City,
and owned valuable mining property in
LONDON, Jan. I.— The following heliograph message has been received by
way of Weenan from Ladysmlth, dated Wednesday, December 27:
"The Boers axe actively bombarding the town. One shell struck the Devon
shire mess tent, killing Captain Dalzell and wounding seven lieutenants-
Dent. Twiss, Tringham, Gaffyn, Byrne, Scafe and Kane."
A later dispatch from Ladysmith by way of Weenan, dated Friday, De
cember 2», says:
"All well. The Boers have been firing plugged shells containing plum pud
ding and the compliments of the season- They are still fortifying their posi
tions, and are ei'idently determined to make a firm stand."
analand farmers in the Vryburg district
Joined the Boers, helping them to loot the
stores throughout the country north of
Orange River. They also undertook to in
vest Mafeking while General CronJe'B men
went south to meet Lord Methuen. The
government in BechuanaJand is being ad
ministered as if the Dutch had been in
possession for ajrc* " ;? -,
A dispatch to thn DalljT^itll f.-omKlm
berley dated Friday, December 22, says:
"We have food enough for three months
FrePh fruit and vegetables are obtainable
daily from. Kenilworth and water Is plen
tiful and excellent."
BERLIN, Dec. 31.— Regarding the seiz
ure by the British cruiser Magicienne of
the Imperial mail steamer Bundesrath of
the German East African line, a high of
ficial of the German Foreign Office to
day, said:
"Silence must be preserved aX present
ebneerning the actual status of the ne
gotiations which have been begun with
Groat Britain about the' matter. Appro
priate steps have been taken, of which
Germany must await the result. The
matter is regarded by Germany as of the
utmost importance, because seriously In
volving the rights of neutrals."
This afternoon the Foreign Secretary
Count yon Bulow, conferred at the For
eign Office with his official advisers and
then reported to the Emperor. A Cabinet
meeting will consider the seizure.
,J l \ a , a ,*! s t rt^ d J n Government circles that
the British right to search is questioned,
and that In any event the British right to
stop passengers, whether they intend to
fight for the Boers or not, is strenuonely
disputed, as the vessel up6n which they
were 1b neutral and the territory to which
they were proceeding, namely, Delacoa
Bay, also is neutral. Redress, it Is as
eerted, will be insisted upon by Germany.
The German press to-day unanimously
condemns British action In the Bundee
rath seizure, which is characterized as
'an instance of gross insolence" and as
"calculated «gain to Illustrate the need of
a powerful Germany navy to render such
overbearance on the part of England im
possible in the future."
The .National Zeltung strongly argues
that England had no right to interfere
with the Bundesrath, and expresses the
hope that she has not adopted a flexible
theory regarding contraband.
The Lokal Anzeiger surmises that there
must have been a serious quarrel between
the commanders of the Bundesrath and
the Magiclenne before the latter officer
"overstepped his prerogative In carrying
off the steamer," and expresses the hope
that Germany will "speedily enforce the
release of the vessel."
Even the moderate Vosslsche Zeitunn;
calls the proceeding "characteristic Eng
lish Insolence," and adds that "the whole
attitude of the English before Delagoa
Bay provokes a general protest.".
It Is announced that the German pro
tected cruisers Condor and Schwulbe are
now on their way to Delagoa Bay.
CAPE TOWN,- Dec. 28.— The colonial
authorities are using every precaution to
prevent an Insurrection on the part of the
disloyal Dutch in Cape Colony and to
suppress a rising if one should occur.
Everywhere the British colonists are be
ing organised into home guards, drilled,
armed and ready to act in their respective
localities should armed Dutch colonials
rather. The theory is that the British
home-staying colonials should be fully
prepared to cope with the Dutch colonials
without the aid of regulars.
The alertness of the British makes uni
ted action on the part of the pro-Boer
residents difficult. Unable to act openly,
they slip away singly or in small groups
to Join the enemy's forces. The authorities
have been informed of many centers of
agitation, which it is considered undesir
able to particularize, but there is noth
ing like concerted action apparent over
the wide districts.
The case of Mr. Michan, solicitor to the
De Beors Company, who is accused of
treason, acquires Increased importance,
as he has been transferred from the cus
tody of the civil authorities here to the
military authorities at De Aar. His high
position causes the Dutch to watch his
case keenly.
Parties of Boers have been operating
some seventy miles south of Lord Meth
uen'B position. Boers appeared on Christ
mas day near the railway, about twenty
nine miles south of De Aar. A British
force appeared to engage. them, but the
enemy retired.
Another party flred Into a British pa
trol camp during the night of Wednesday,
Thus Declares Camille
Special Cable to The Call and the New Tork
Herald. Copyright, 1899, by James Oordon
PARIS, Dec. 31.— The Herald's Euro
pean edition publishes the following letter
from Camille Flammarion, the eminent
astronomer and chronologist:
Every hundred years, toward the end of each,
century, this question of th 4 date of the change
of century Is discussed. I have before me docu
ments of 1799. 1«99 and 1599, which pose the
pi-oblem and turn It over and over. Again, a
hundred years hence, In the year of grace IPU9—
which, by the way, tvlll be favored by a very
fine eclipse of the sun, total In the neighborhood
of Paris on August 11, at twenty-eight minutes
past 10 o'clock In the morning— our great grand
children will put the s?me question. Again, in
fin de slecle newspapers of the period, there
will etill be distinguished rnlnds to repeat the
centuries' old confusion. .
Christ was born in the year at Rome 749, not
in T52, and died at the ag? Of 87, not 11, and the
whole Christian era la fcur year* too young. •
But It would certainly b« inconvenient to
change it, although thi« mistake has been
known for some centuries. It is sufficient If
people are agreed. It is clearly a matter of
There have also been variations in the date
of the beginning of the year, which has been
placed sometimes at January 1 and sometimes
at Deccrhberv 21. The year was shortened by
ten days in 1582 to bring the calendar Into
agreement with astronomy; but all this does
not prevent the last day of 1900 being the last of
the nineteenth century.
It may be seen by reading newspapers that
there are still dissenters in Paris, In the prov
inces and abroad. These simply complain that
the flirt year is called the year 1 Instead of the
year 0. but It was thus that the calendar was
drawn Up.
It la, therefore, on December SI. 19C0, at mlA
nlght. precisely, that the century will end, and
fall in its turn into an abyss* of the past to
t. ike room for the new century.
¦-*,¦,¦?¦¦-¦ FLuVMMARION.
Valuable Concessions to
Three Powers.
fepeclal Dispatch to The Call.
. WASHINGTON, Dec. Sl.— The announce
ment that the extension of the foreign
concessions at Shanghai, China, has been
finally approved brings to a close a dip
lomatic controversy between Great Brit
ain and the United States and France
wh'ch at times became rather acute,
France taking the position at one staga
of the negotiations that the co-oporation
v."ith the British in opposing the French
plan of extension was an unfrlendl/ act
toward France. =This and other «llflet
env«is' have been happily adjusted, ac
cording to announcements from China,
which arc borne out by the information
of otlicialn here.
The controversy assumed an Interna
tional scope when the three colonies at
Shanghai— British, French and American
-—sought to extend their limits. Tne con
cessions are just outride of the old na
tive city and lie^along the rker Chang 1
Poo, near the point where It Join* the
Tang-tse-klang. They are chiefly impor
tant because Shanghai is the foremost
port of entry for foreign trade In the Chi
nese empire. The French settlement is
nearest the city and fronts on the river.
Next comes the British settlement and
then the American. Th» French desir*
was to extend its settlement so as to
take In a large area back of the old city,
including five American missionary Insti
tutions. The British Government opposed
this extension .-quite vigorously.
. The British .-plan of extension was for
an "international settlement," running
from the rear of the British concession
up to the native city. France in turn
protested apainst it on the ground that
she would be entirely surrounded, with
out exit, except by the river, the native
city or over British territory. The Unitrd
States approved the plan of an interna
tional settlement, as the American inter
ests were substantially similar to those
of the British, but the American attitude
did not include an indorsement of all the
contentions made by the Jritish. It was
to this course of the American Govern
ment that France took exception, on the
ground that it was an unfriendly act to
France. The negotiations, while assuming
no outward show of warmth, were car
.ried on with some briskness, Embassa
tlbr Cambon of France presenting the
French side up to a few' months ago.
The adjustment finally reached is satis
isfactory to all parties concerned. The
French concession is extended, without
Including the American missions. The
British and American settlements are ex
tended and to some extent merged in the
international settlement, but the British-
American extension does not so envelop
the French colouy as to place It in a
. The vnlup'a of the several concessions is
considerable, as the population of Shang
hai Is about COO.OOO. of which the greater
part Is in the foreign settlement. Here the
foreigners have- the right to carry on
trade and control property, and also have
their own courts, police and an organized
military establishment.
British Anxiety Increased by Lack of News
From Mafeking— Spread of the Rebellion
Among Dutch Colonists.
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Filipino Plot for a Rising in Manila
on the Day of Lawton's Funeral
MANILA,- Dec 31.— Four • explosive
bombs, a few stands .of- arms and, 500
rounds of animunition'were discovered in
a house in the center of Manila this morn-
Ing while the' police were seeking Recarte,
the insurgent leader, who was said to
have come to. Manila in the hope of effect-
Ing an outbreak yesterday by taking ad
vantage of the mobilization of the Ameri
can troops at General Lawton's funeral^
To-day it developed that the plot In
cluded the throwing of bombs among the
foreign consuls attending the ceremonies,
in order to bring about international com
plications. These, it seems., were to have
been thrown from the Escolta's high
buildings, but the avoidance of the Es
colta by the funeral procession spoiled the
The populace. It is thought, had been
prepared for the attempt by a rumor cir
culated widely among the natives yester
day that Aguinaldo was in Manila and
would possibly lead the outbreak.
The American authorities, .having been
advised of what was brewing, prepared
for all contingencies. Captain Morrison,
who commands the troops in the most
turbulent district of this city, says he
does not believe an actual uprising will
ever occur, as the natives lack the reso
lution to take the. first steps In a move
ment that would entail fighting at close
Quarters with the American troops.
An American advance In Cavite
Province, south of Manila, Is expected
shortly. Reliable reports from native
spies show that there are upward of 2000
organized insurgents under arms within
a mile of Imus. They are strengthening
their entrenchments and possess artillery.
. At Novaleta the Filipino entrenchments
have been much strengthened since Gen
eral Schwan's advance. A thousand of
the enemy are in that vicinity and there
are 600 at San Francisco de Malabon.
From twelve to a hundred men will gar
rison each of the towns "in the southern
part of Cavite Province, and the same
may be said of the towns in Batangas
Province. N . '•'.•-;•¦-
The provinces of North Camarines and
South Camarines hold quantities of hemp,
which the people cannot market. As a
consequence, the population in that part
of Luzon is suffering from lack of food.
lUce now costs four times . it« normal
• It is estimated that 1000 insurgents an*
centered at Calarnba. Reports have been
received that 2000 insurgents are massed
at Mount Ayrat, having a strong- position
which commands steep and narrow trail?,
and that they are prepared to roll
bowlders down upon advancing troops.
Life along the roasts of the provinces of
Cagayan and North and South Ilocoa is
resuming normal conditions. The Ameri
can troops occupy the important towns
and patrol the country roads. The natives
implore the Americans to continue the
occupation, to establish a settled govern
ment and to terminate the uncertainty,
abuses and confiscations that have char
acterized the rule of the Tapallo revolu
tionists during the last eighteen month?.
. Incoming Spanish prisoners declare that
Apuinaldo has ordered the release of all
Spenish prisoners now in possession of the
rebels. V
The transport Zaflro has arrived at Ma
nila, bringing General Tinano. who is
much grieved at being supplanted by
Colonel Hood as military Governor of
Capayan Province. He hesitates to land,
because he looks upon Manila as a nest
of insurgents who may assassinate him
because he surrendered Caprayan. He
says that when Colonel Hood arrived the
presidents of all the towns in the province
repaired to Aparrl and begged him to
continue them In their positions*, saying
also that the natives desired to be rid
of the presence of the Macabebes, the
friars and the colored American sol-Hera,
toward whom they entertained a violent
Sixty-eight nick men out of Major
Bachelor's command of 120 are coming to
Bringing Lawton's Body.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.— The departure
of the transport Thomas from Manila
with the remains of Major General Henry
W. Lawton aboard was announced In a
dispatch received- at the War Department
from .General Otis to-day. The vessel
comes to the United States via Nagasaki.
She also has aboard the remains of the
late Major John A. Logan.
Troubles of the Los An
geles Fire Chief.
Mrs. Jones, the Present Object of
Moore's Affections, Also Has a
Stormy Interview With
His Wife. "¦ " ' .
Special Dispatch to The Call.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 81.— In a rage of
jealousy Mrs. Walter S. Moore to-day
publicly chastised her husband, who,' as
Chief of the Los Angeles Fire De
partment, is the best known individual In
this city. For some time Mrs. Moore has
questioned the fidelity of her spouse. To
obtain direct evidence the Fire Chief has
for weeks been under the surveillance of
private detectives.
For his known relations with other wom
en Mrs. Moore last spring administered to
her recreant husband his first public whip
ping. The object of Mrs. Moore's pres
ent concern is Mrs. J. Jones, who with
her husband, resides at 1975 East Second
street; Boyle Heights, and whom she di
rectly charges with undue intimacy with
the Chief.
On Friday Mrs. Moore appeared at the
Jones' house and demanded admittance,
but this was refused by the handsome
blonde, who had the place barricaded. So
great "was the- disturbance between the
two women that Mrs. Marx, a neighbor,
was made ill and fainted from fright.
At 8 o'clock this morning Mrß. Moore
went to the Jones cottage and broke in a
window, through which she gained access.
In the. bedroom Mrs. Moore found a skirt
that belonged to her own wardrobe. The
scene in the cottage can be imagined
when the women met.
Mrs. Moore, afterward drove down the
streets of Los Angeles In a buggy and saw
her husband opposite th« Nadeau Hotel
In conversation with Detective Steele.
When their eyes met Moore boarded a
car and Mrs.- Moore frantically whipped
up her team and kept pace with the car.
At Broadway and Second street Moore
Jumped from the car. Mrs. Moore also
took a'runnlng leap from her buggy, and
proved a better sprinter than her hus
band. On a vacant lot facing Hill street
they met. After the melee both were
covered with blood, Moore's face being
lacerated by the finger nails of the irate
woman. Flushed with victory, Mrs. Moore
forced the Chief to accompany her to the
Jonos cottage. Here a domestic upheav
al followed that is worthy of it Byronlc
Mrs. Moore, before her marriage, was a
Miss Lanfranco, the family being re
spected and wealthy. She also Is the
sister of Walter S. Maxwell, an applicant
for office under Governor Gage. A long
determined desire to apply for a divorce
on the part of Mrs. Moore will- shortly be
December 27. This was near Victoria road.
An attempt was made not far from that
point to damage the railway. One man
was caught In the act and shot.
A similar attempt was made between
Multlersoletl and Klapmuts, but the
would-be wreckers escaped. Like attempts
are reported from several other points.
Evidently small parties of Boers or Dutch
colonials have been trying to intferrupt
the movement of trains, but thus Tar they
have been baffled by the elaborate Brit
ish patrolling.
In one case a patrol of regulars fired on
a patrol of colonials. The latter were
wearing broad-brimmed hats, and were
mistaken by the British for Boers. No
casualties occurred, but in consequence
of the incident an order has been issued
requiring «dl classes of troops to wear
i •;-» **
LONDON, Jan. I.— The Queen's list of
New Tear honors, published last evening,
shows fewer names than usual.
Sir John Lubbock and Sir Henry Staf
ford Northcote, Governor of Bombay, are
created Peers.
Baron Cromer, British diplomatic agent
In Egypt, Lord Montague Rowton and
William Wither Bramston Beach, Con
eervative member for the Andover divis
ion of Hants, the Commoner who ha<?
seen the longest service, are appointed
members of the Privy Council.
Charles Norton Eliot, the British mem
ber of the Samoan High Commission, la
appointed Knight Commander of St. Mi
chael and St. George..
Naval Captains Stuart and Sturdee are
designated Companions of St. Michael and
St. George for their services In Samoa.
George Buchanan and 11. Cunnynghara
are made Companions of the Bath in rec
ognition of their services in connection
with the Venezuelan boundary arbitration
Captain William de Wlveleslie Abney,
principal assistant secretary of the science
and art department, is • designated a
Knight Commander of the Bath.
Among the new knights Is Dr. Thomas
Lauder Bruton, physician to St. Barthol
omew's Hospital.
Lieutenant Governor Dalley of Nova
Scotia is nlso appointed * Knight Com
mander of St. Michael and St. George.
BERLIN, Dec. 31.— Despite the semi-of
ficial disavowals, several of the leading
German papers believe in the existence of
a secret treaty concerning Delagoa Bay,
but they discredit thei statements of the
l,okal Anzeiger regarding its nature. The
Hamburgcscner Corresponclenz says:
"The treaty has no definite form, and It
wouUt come into force only In case Portu
gal Fhpuld consent to sell a portion of her
colonize. It is confined solely to her
African possessions. Russia has seen the
treaty, and has offered- no objections."
The Vosslscho Zeltung also asserts that
the treaty does not mention Portugal's
Asiatic possessions. -
LONDON, Jan. L-*-A dispatch to the
1 ally Mail from Lourenzo Marquez, dat
ed December 29, says: "It Is reported from
Lady smith ; by way of Pretoria, that the
British are destroying their heavy cannon
prior to a final sortie.
"The Transvaal agents here have bought
up all the available milk, sugar and coffee.
They have managed to get large orders
sent for shipment here by French and
German steamers. Prices have advanced
50 per cent In consequence and the stocks
are very short. Something like a famine
is threatened, as the British Government
is stopping all goods consigned to this
place • from s coast ports.
"Several members of the Volksraad
meet every steamer, doubtless to give lur
ther. orders. Portugal is doing her best
to maintain neutrality, but, following
opinion In Louronzo Marquez, i s generally
in favor of actively assisting the Boers
to produce food supplies.
"Herr Pott, the Transvaal Consul Gen
eral, here. Is losing Lloyds' agency and
the agencies for the Castle, Union and
Bucknall steamship lines in consequence
of the position he holds."
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