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ST PETERSBURG. Dec. 30.— Emperor
Nicholas, according to very recent Infor
mation from a member of the imperial
family, will arrive here from Moscow
about the end of January.
Will Return to St. Petersburg.
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 2L-At 12:45 this ;
morning the street car strike. Inaugurated
a week ago. was called eff. President
Clark. General Manager Silliman and two
directors of the street car company came
to the strikers' hall after the vote to com
promise was pnssed and were received
with tumultuous cheers. The men de
manded what was equivalent to an ad
vance of 3 cents an hour. They were al
lowed, 2 cents. The men are also allowed
a ten-hour day. .Three hundred and twen
ty men were affected.
Scranton Car Men Granted Advance
of Two Cents an Hour.
'The woman jtayed two days at the Met
calf street house and then left. She re
ceived no visitors while there, but, went
out frequently. Mr. Ruggles [ no.
visitors at? Miss Gleason' s, but was out
all day long.
messages for "Mr. Ruggles" were deliv
ered at the Windsor Hotel resulted' In
the finding of a special service boy who
was called about 11 o'clock on the morn-
Ing of December 9 to the boarding-house
In Mctcalf street and received a message
for a man whose name he remembers as
"Mr. BugleV at the* "Windsor Hotel. . He
cays'the lady was tall, dark and hand
some. She gave him money* and told him
to hurry. At the Windsor, while he was
asking for the person to whom the mess
age was addressed a man who, he says,
answers "the description of Johnson
stepped and said.' "That's for m#,"
taking the'envelope and giving him a tip.
Special lilspatch to The CalL
The clerk at the key counter also recog
nized tho picture and said that the man
received several messages at the "Windsor
under a funny name. When asked if it
was "Ruggles," he said:
"Yes, that is it. One was a telegram
early In the morning and during the morn-
Ing he got some messages delivered by a
special service boy."
Pictureaof Mr. Johnson and of a young
woman who disappeared from New York
at about the same time as the minister
were shown to Miss Gleason. That of
Mr. Johnson shows him in his fire depart
ment uniform. After she examined ; It
Mies Gleason said:
"The hat and clothes make him look
different, hut Mr. Ruggles had Just such
a face as that. The picture of Mrs. Rus
gles Is not so good. She was so beautiful
that no photograph could do hwr Justice. " ?
Inquiries ; baaed on lcTorciation that
MONTREAL, Quebec, Dec S3.— Close ln-
leaves little doubt that Rev. James
Le Baron Johnson of New York was in
this city from December 9 to 13. A photo
graph of him was fully identified as that
d "Mr. Montgomery," who was at the
Windsor Hotel on December S and 10 and
or •'Mr. Ruggles." who lived at the bouse
cf Miss Gleason. "Mr. Ruggles" left Mon
treu on December 13 "with a. woman he
called his wife to soil on the steamship
Tunisian from Halifax.
The tlcture of Mr. Johnson was shown
t<7 Chief Clerk Phillips of the Windsor
Hotel this afternoon and he vu asked
It It resetr.bled "Mr. Montgc=sery."
"I could nwear that that ia the same
nian." he tzil? "I did not s«e the woman
here at til, but there 1* no doubt whatever
in my mind that the picture la that of the
maa you have been inquiring about and
who w« here for a day."
."The question arises whether the occa
sion, should not be seized to separate the
British troops . from "Count Ton Walder
gee's command." ¦' . '
Repeating his statement that the Ger
mans are preparing for an expedition to
SInganfu in the spring' and also fomenting
trouble In the Yangtse Valley, Dr. Mor
rison says:
In a dispatch dated December 23 Dr.
Morrison sends a long protest against
German harshness, which, he says. Is cre
ating instead of checking disorder. He
accuses the Germans of punishing the In
nocent and the guilty indiscriminately In
order to levy fines for defraying their own
military expenses and to form an excuse
for continued hostile oppression. He also
charges Count von "Waldersee with a
breach ' of faith, on the ground that he
gave Li Hung Chang a map defining the
area of the occupation In the province of
Chill and Indicated the' district beyond
which the allies would not operate, and
yet allowed the German troops to inflict
severe punishment upon the Chinese -at
Tsangchau and Yungchlng, both of which
are outside the area. &9S
"Five expeditions are now operating.
Every report tells of Increasing unrest.
The policy of-rteprivlng the Chinese of all
power to exercise authority is spreading
disorder broadcast and forcing peaceful
Chinese into opposition."
LONDON, Dec. 31.— Wiring to the Times
from Peking yesterday Dr. Morrison
says: "The Chinese have accepted all the
conditions of the Joint note. They are
sending formal acceptance by an envoy,
and ask . that . negotiations should com
mence forthwith and military operations
cease. LI Hung Chang is much better,
although greatly shaken.
Dr. Morrison Accuses the Commander
of Duplicity.
astonished at receiving the imperial in
structions. Neither Li Hung Chang nor
Prince Chlng had expected success In
persuading the court under ten days.
The Emperor's lnstiuctlons are to agree
fully to the note, but to endeavor to get
the best terms possible, particularly In the
matter of limiting the number of the lega.
tlon guards and also as to the places
where these are to be located.
The plenipotentiaries are Instructed to
endeavor to limit the number of army
posts along the line of railway to as few
as possible and finally to request tua
powers not to destroy the forts but merely
to disarm them.
Li Hung Chang's health is bad and it is
doubtful whether he will be able to do
more than affix his ..signature' to an in
strument delegating hra powers to Prince
Chlng until another plenipotentiary shall
have been appointed. He was dressed
this morning and' earned In a chair to thu
residence of Prince Ching, with whom he
held a "long 'consultation. Prince Chlng
then called upon the dean of the diplomat
ic corps, the Spanish Minister, Senor de
Cologan, and requested him to notify the
other envoys that instructions had been
received from the Emperor to sign the
note. '
Th« foreign communities in Peking are
satisfied at the decided tone of the col
lective "note and " the assertion that 'the
powers are determined to entertain no
proposals for the modification of their de
mands. ¦ It is understood Li 'Hung Chang
eent a memorial to the throne couched In
very strong terms urclng complete com
pliance. .
.The Germans killed forty Chinese troops
near Mancherig, northwest of Paottngf u.
They had yno r casualties. Among tte na
tlvesa feelingr of great distrust Is being
caused, apparently by- the high-handed
action of the Germans, as the. Chinese
suspect - them of an Intention to force a
serious engagement with the Chinese
troops. -
State Department Anxious to Termi-
nate Occupation of China.
""In view i of : the. prospects that each nation
will ; hereafter; maintain a ; legation guard
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.— China is anx-^
ious that foreign occupation of her terri
tory shall come to an end as promptly, as
poslble, as it is constantly/. causing Jdls
orders and is an obstacle to the' peaceful
adjustment of
Commenting upon the Helvetia disaster,
the Dally Mail calls upon the Government
to send out at least 50,000 additional
mounted men.
A warrant has been Issued against Dr.
Tewater, a member of the late Schreiner
Cabinet, and he Is under arrest on a
charge of delivering a seditious speech at
Graaf Relnet. inciting to rebellion, in
connection with the recent Boer invasion
of the colonies.
"This," says the Cape Town correspond
ent of the Dally Telegraph. "Is the com
mencement of a series of arrests herald-
Ing a wide extension of partial law."
The elaborate statement given to the
"French has occupied Ventorsdorp.
Clements reports that he Is opposed on
the road to Kustenburg. The eastern line
was blown up near Pan and a train was
held up this morning on the Standerton
line. General Knox's column and Boyd's
brigade are holding Dewet from breaking
SHANGHAI, Dec. 3L— There are persist
ent reports. In circulation here that the
imperial court is preparing to return to
Peking. Chinese advices from the capital
say that ninety carts with mules and
horses have been dispatched to Talyuenfu
to meet and bring back the imperial per
sonages and their entourage. It Is also
asserted' that Emperor Kwang Su has
summoned Hu Ping Chlh. former Gov
ernor of the province" of Shansl. to Sin
ganfu to accompany him to Peking. /
The Mohammedan rising in the province
of Kansu is spreading, and the troops of
the Viceroy of the province of Hunan are
aVt^e able to bold their own against the
p Jsels.
Prince Ching and LI Hung Chang, ac
cording to another dispatch to the Havas
Agency, say that Emperor Kwang Su has
expressed a desire that the court should
return to Peking at the end of February.
peror declares that China accepts the
Joint note and authorizes Prince Chins
and Li Hung Chang to negotiate; and to
ask for a suspension of hostilities."
:;MARQTJBTTE,-Mleh., Dec. 1 <j0.^-;"WllHain
Sullivan, .a ¦, tramp, , picked \, up '.-. the ¦ five-,
y ear-k>ld son . of Raymond ' Thlery } of Dol-
Tramp Steals ; a Boy.
"• Detectives*! to-day- verified .the-; Smith
story, and are now satisfied beyond doubt
of Crowe's connection with the' abduction.
Smith :has lived In Omaha twelve years
and has known ; Crowe for . much of that
time. _ - j» V ?'/ -'¦'¦'.' \ .-' \'.~ >~ ';'"*•
"You need not show me any pictures. -I
know that man.- It. was Pat Crowe. I was
busy at the broom machine when Crowe
called to rent the house- arid paid no at
tention to -him-, during his talk with Mrs.
Schnelderwlnd/ . Then \ I thought I recog
nized, the- voice, and stopped my machine
long enough to get a good look at him. I
saw at a glance that the man was none
other than Crowe, "a" man "Whom. I .had
known for ten years. I am as positive as
to the identity, of- Crowe as I would.be of
my, own; brother." , ¦
John Smith, an employe of the Schneld
erwind broom factory, has positively
identified Pat Crowe as the man who
rented ' the' Bchnelderwind house, in which
Eddie Cudahy f was. held by his abductors.
This Is the first positive recognition " of
any of the bandits. "When shown a picture
of Crowe, Smith Bald: '
Mr. Cudahy. says that he has not with
drawn the reward and does not propose to
do bo.
"The letter was shown • to me." and I
thought that the Chief of Police ought to
see it, as it might help In the investiga
tion, but I advised strenuously that noth
ing'whatever be said about It. because I
thought it was to the Interest of all that
until, these parties had been captured the
letter should be withheld."
The heartlessness of the letter has
aroused public indignation to a high pitch.
The detectives Infer from the letter that
Pat Crowe was positively connected with
the crime and that the criminals are still
in or near this city. .The letter, was mailed
at the postofflce In Omaha at 8 a. m. De
cember 22, showing clearly that one of the
gang was In the postofflce on that date If
the letter had the same origin as the let
ter demanding the ransom. That the ori
gin was the' same 'Is attested by General
John C. Cowln, who saw both. missives.
Speaking of It General Cowln said to-day:
Dec. 22, 8 a. m.." arid was delivered at the
Cudahy home at 11 a. m. by a postman.
The paper used was ordinary white note
paper and the matter was printed in cap
ital* letters with black Ink.
The last letter Is dated December 29.
and again the woman — If the writer be a
woman— gives names and dates that are
convincing on the point that she knows
enough about the Cudahy abductors to
be wanted. Her letters areMengthy and
most mysterious In facts, dates and de
tails. Efforts to ascertain who the writer
is havs proved futile. She keeps well In
the background, and .-evidently considers
her position well before intrusting the let
ters to the mails.
Is the quotation she uses to explain her
Clerks of Montreal Hotel at Which the Clergyman Stopped Are
Positive in Their Statements.
C -:-:-:¦¦: •:::* ;¦¦•¦¦;-.-.-. ¦•- ?-*-
LONDON. Dec. SI.— The "War Office !
has received the following dis- |
patch from Lord Kitchener:
-PRETORIA. Dec. 30. 7 p. m —
General Littleton reports that our i
post at Helvetia was captured yesterday
rr.orr.irg by th» Boer?. About fifty were
killed and wounded and 3M taken prison
"Colonel Kitchener report? that he Is ;
following with a srr.all force in the track i
cf the enemy, Helvetia being reoccupied I
•fcy Reeves, who has been reinforced from {
"Helvetia was a very strong position on
the Machadodcrp-Lydenbwrg Railway.
and was held fcy a detachment of the |
Liverpool Regiment. An asking for fur- j
ther information."
¦While Lord Kitchener sends Ubrfa bad j
news for England on the closing day of |
the year, the press continues to take a ;
surprisingly hopeful view of a grave sit- !
nation and of revelations of an enormous* i
2y wide field of Boer activity. General \
Dewet is Etill at large. Kimberley is iso- j
lated. The Boers are in force enough to
have captured a strong position at Hel
vetia. In the Lydenburg district, while
judging from lord Kitchener's very re
cent advices no progress is being mfcde
against the Boer Invaders in Cape Colony.
According to further telegraphic advices
received yesterday Zeerust is practically
b+sieged. but has provisions sufficient for
five months. The garrison at Ottoshoop ;
l-.as been withdrawn to Uchtenburg.
A <!i£patch from Cnrnavon, dated^yes^
terday, reports that the Eoers who have
been threatening that poin'.were driven
eff and are being pursued. _„ _ ¦¦'}¦¦-
"It is e%ident," cays a belated rr.«.f?age
from Krugcrsdorp. dated December 21.
'"that the Boer commissariat in the direc
tion of the Magielsburg is well supplied. |
end that until the country between here
and the Magi?lsbunr is properly cleared
of Boers they will continue to concentrate
there, the ground being particu'arly
&<3aptPd to their methods of warfare."
The Boers admit that In their fight with
Grreral Clements at Nooltgedacht they
lost 130 men.
"It- is understood that Lord Kitchener
cannot ask the colonies officially to send
troops," says a Durban dispatch, dated
December 29. "but he desires It to be
known in Australia and Canada that Aus
tralians and Canadians arriving In Natal
will be eligible for immediate enlistment
In the irregular corps, which is proceed
ing to Johannesburg for five months' ser
vice.** •
To emphasize Lord Kitchener's covert
edmisslon that no progress is being made
against the invasion of Cape Colony, a
correspondent at Burghersdorp, wiring
Saturday, reports as follows:
'Two fresh commandos are entering the
Colony. One has already crossed near
Knaapdaar and the arrival of another Is
momentarily expected In the Steynsburg
district. The Boers are said to have two j
or three horses each, though in bad con- !
d'.tion. They have no gnns or transport. |
tat are well supplied with Lee-Mctford |
rifles and ammunition. Captured Boers j
ray that the Intention of these com
mandos Is to roam about and wait until
Dewet appears on the scene."
All dispatches arriving in London agree i
that the Cspe Dutch show no* inclination j
to rise, but. on the contrary, appear to •
be tired of the war and desirous of peace.
Many refuse to supply the Boers with
food, and are willing to give Information j
to the British regarding Boer movements. I
Details of the Greylingstad affair show |
This letter, which was unsigned, was
sent through the malls and was addressed
as follows: "E. D. Cudahy. 51S South 37th
St., City." It was postmarked "Omaha,
"Cudahy: If you value the boy's
life at the price of a bullet you will
withdraw the reward at once and let
well anough alone. If you don't do
this we will finish the job with a bul
let. If any man whather gilty or ino
csnt is ever arrested a bulet will close
the boy's mouth. You will think of
this warning when it is to late."
» veal to the public the contents of
the second letter he received from the
abductors of his son, The Call Is now per
mitted to publish a verbatim copy of that
communication. Here is the letter:
Special Dispatch to The Call.
/^-^v MAHA, Dec. 20.—E. A. Cudahy,
fi \|the millionaire packer, having
\1 )j thought better of his .resolution
*"*^ of Sunday that he would not re-
CINCINNATI, Dec. 30.— The Enquirer
has received a second significant letter
from "EIMse T.." who now signs herself
"Elolse V. Tarrell." In this letter the
writer says that conjectures as to her
identity on the part of the Omaha cor
respondent are wrong:, that she is not Liz
zie Burns, and that the correspondents
are not likely to fathom the mystery of
her Identity. She also gives reasons for
her offer to clear up the Cudahy mystery
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"
Clear ths Mystery.
Renews Her Anonymous Offer to
lar Bay on Saturday and led him to Point
Mills, some miles off. Sheriff Lean appre
hended the man eighteen miles south of
Houghton this afternoon. There was con
siderable excitement over the affair, but
it is not believed that Sullivan harbored
any sinister Intentions. He Is believed
to be mentally deranged.
that Trhiie Colville's column wa/> pursu
ing the Boers a second force of ko of the
enemy was seen moving toward the camp
Ti-ftere the British transport was In
spanned. The small British force made a
plucky stand. Reinforcements arrived
with artillery, and after a severe fight the
Boers were defeated. The British losses •
altogether were nine killed and sixty- \
three wounded and missing. The Boers
are said to have had thirty-one killed. .
Lord Kitchener, wiring from Pretoria on
Saturday, December 29, says: 'There is
not much change in the situation In Cape
Colony. The eastern force o\the enemy
appears to have broken up Ir.ti » small par
ties at Utrecht and to be moving about
rapidly in the same district, evidently
waiting for support from the north. The
last report states that the western force
is moving to Carnarvon. De Lisle and
Thornycroft are In close pursuit.
press on Saturday by Major General Hen
ry Colville, whose resignation has been
demanded by the War Office but who has
refused to resign and has demanded a trial
by court-martial, t» establish the respon
sibility for the Yeomanry disaster at
Lor.dley last May. excites considerable
sympathy and n tendency to make further
attacks upon the War Office. It is gener
aily conceded that Colville has' been
harshly treated, but as his statement is
ex parte the papers -withhold final judg
====== ¦
"Emperor Hwang Su Wishes to End
Its Ezil« From Peking.
PARIS. Dec. 30.— The Havas Agency ha?
received the following dispatch frocx Pe
king: "Prince Ching and LJ Hung Chan?
tave communicated to the foreign en
voys an Imperial edict in which the Em-
Zeerust is bssieged, Kimberley is isolated and news of Boer successes comes from points cover
ing a ¦wide area in South Africa. Lord Kitchener repprts the capture of Helvetia, a "strong post on the
Machadodorp-Lydenburg Railway, by a Boer commando on Saturday. Fifty of the garrison were killed
" or wounded and the remainder, two hundred in number, led away into captivity. At Kimberley tb.2 scenes
that marked the former siege are being repeated. Famine pricss prevail and the military has taken
charge cf all food supplies, with the object of husbanding the resources of the town It has been found
necessary to withdraw the garrison from Ottoshoop. Practically the whole of the two former republics
and the northern portion of Cape Colony are overrun by Boer raiders, whose mobility enables them to con
centrate rapidly and swcop down upon the smaller garrisons along the British lines of communication. To
add to the misfortunes to British arms in South Africa, the demand for the resignation of Sir Henry Col
ville has raised a storm at home that threatens to involve the London War Office and the' army chief
tains in one of the greatest scandals that has ever shaken British military circles .
Patriots Besiege Zeerust and Additional Commandos Cross
the Boundary to Invade Cape Colony.
Lord Kitchener Reports Fifty Men Killed or Wounded and
the Remainder of the Force Prisoners.
The report of Lieutenant Colonel E. A.
Garlington. inspector general, who mada
a careful investigation of the beef ques
tion, sustained General Miles' assertion
that the beef was treated with preserva
tives, and the testimony of officers before
the war commission and court of inquiry
will also be quoted in substantiation of
General Miles', attitude.
Surgeon Daly's delay In submitting his
report to General Miles arose from the
fact that he became ill after returning
from Porto Rico and the necessity of
making a careful . analysis of the beef
which he had secured.
In his reply tc General Alger It Is un
derstood the commanding general of the
army will not hesitate to publish certain
facts which. It Is said, will not be credita
ble to the former Secretary of War. Gen
eral Miles will take up fn detail the
charges of General Alger and make a spe
cific answer to each- With respect to
General Miles' delay In bringing the facts
In connection with the beef furnished to
the troops to the attention of the Secre
tary of War, it Is explained that he did
not care to make serious charges, which
would cause such Indignation throughout
the country, unless he believed the facts
warranted their submission. He therefore
Instituted a qu!et Investigation and gave
consideration to the reports made to him
by subordinate officers. His duty as com
manding general required that he should
take steps for an Investigation as soon as
he became convinced that the Government
had been defrauded and that the troopti
had been compelled to eat nauseating
food, which was responsible for so much
illness. Had he failed to take this action
he would have been derelict and unfaith
ful to the obligations of his position.
General Miles deeply regrets that the
beef controvery has been revived. He re
garded it as closed, his charges in his
opinion having been sustained and the
country having passed final Judgment.
General Miles' action after the Spanish
war In calling attention to the character
of the meats rupplled the a*rmy was not
dictated by any desire to call down public
odium upon General Alger or upon Gen
eral Eagan. In fact, he studiously avoid
ed mentioning their names. He feels that
as a result of the charges then made and
the investigation and publicity which fol
lowed there has been a vast Improvement
in the rations 5upplied the service, with
a corresponding Improvement In the
health o* the soldiers. The be«f packers
are more careful, the Inspection Is better
and the rations of the troops superior to
what it was during the Spanish war. -
General Miles' determination to answer
General Alger Is regretted by his Imme
diate official and personal friends. They
believe that In the interest of the general
and of the array at large be should let
General Alger's charges go without com
ment now, and write a book when he re
tired fully dealing with' the Spanish war
and the beef controversy. General Miles
will not. however, wait so long. He will
commence the preparation of his reply,
and when ready he will make It public.
"As to the statements which Mr. Alger
makes wblch are untrue, I cannot discuss
them. I do not propose to go Into detail*
now. I Intend to answer the article, but
I will do so In my own time. That Is all 1
care to say now."
This Is the answer Lieutenant General
Nelson A. lilies, commanding the army.
consented to make to-day to the charges
of General R. A. Alger In his North Amer
ican Review article. General Miles re
turned to-day from North Carolina, 'where
he had enjoyed several days* bunting. He
read General Alger's article and then
went for a drive with Mrs. Miles.
30.— "A great many statements that former
Secretary of War Alger makes In his arti
cle The Food of the Army During the
Spanish "War' ere absolutely untrue. The
case was tried In the high court of pub
lic opinion and the press, and Its verdict
¦was given two years ago.
Special Dispatch to The Call
Friend3 of the Commander , in Chief
Seek in Vain to Dissuade Him
From This Course.
Announces That He Will
Reply in Detail to the
Accuses Ex-Secre
tary oi Deliberate
Falsehood, i
PEKING. Dec. 30.— The Chinese pleni
potentiaries have been unexpectedly or
dered to sign the preliminary joint note
and ' have ¦ notified tho foreign envoys to
that effect.
The Chinese themseives were greatly
Special Dispatch to The Call
Kwang £u Only Asks That His Pieni
poten'ianes Obtain the Best
Possible Terms.
Imperial Edict Comes as a
Surprise to Ministers
at Peking.
Chinese Emperor Or
ders'Signing oi;"
Joint Note:
Declares That if Any Alleged Abductor Be
'Arrested a Bullet Will Avenge H m
Second Letter to .the Lad's Father Demands
That He Withdraw Reward.

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