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;111 1 I IEFP !m - AlTEi.
Lrd Methuen Checked in His
Ac'vance and Thrown Back.
The Boers Appear in "Astcnish
ing Numbers." Gen. Bul
ler's Advance on
A. dispateh from L don sa ed
important Dattle seems to r:r a w C
reverse for the Brit i? b, a 1- b1 t ap
sorrowfully admit that Lrd Meibunii s
check at Magerefotin is tbe mostseri
ous event the war h a, x t irodu e
The Morning 'ost say ''We h ve
had our day of hu-rnon at-st; e
for us. Let us ac:epc it 1%u a
soberly and be the better and stronwr
for the lesson it has taught us This
last reverse will mae us a frezIi butzt
of Lurope. There L-ever was a more
apt occasion to prove to Europe what
we are worth.
The position Lord M1thuen assauht-i
is thus described by a ctrrespon'ice::
Magersfontein rangte terminates on the
-east with an abrupt saddie rock, somae
150 feet high. Boer entrenchnients
run around the whole front. The p.
%tion is some two miles long, due east
and west. The we:teru ends otf the
trenches Iollow the contour of the
kopjes and afford a retreat. It is eti
mated here that Lord Methuen's forces
amounted to 11,000 men and perhaps
more. No reliable estimate of his
iuases has yet been received. The, are
Lelieved to have been at least 450.
All the-papers comment upon the ex
treme gravity of the situauion and
upon the momentous decision L4 d
>Methuen has Dow to wake-whether to
re'main at Modder river or to retire on
range river. The Tiues sa) s: 'At
ast 30,000 additional men must be
cailed up and the militia and volunteer,
turned to account. Efforts must be
ade to increase the 1ceal Colonial
forces, and further oth rs of troops froin
Canada and other colonies muit be
ought and accepted."
The Standard, which comments upon
he "'seemingly astoniI1iug numbers
uf Boers," is driven to the conjrcturc
iaat a substantial portion uf the Boer
ommandoes has be-en icruited frouni
the Cape Dutch. Al eyes bre tow
:urning hopefully to Gen. Biller, wNto
taking into account the troops with
en. White at Ladiswith, has alto
gether 3U,000 mcn. The Staudard sa: s:
"At this monment there must be few
men in her majesty's dominions have
great weight of care upon thet as GCn.
Buller carries on his shoulders.' A
:spatch irom Boer sources says that
Kimberley remained quiet during the
battle at Magerbfontein.
The special correspondent of the
Daily Mail at Modder river, dcscribing
the fighting, says:
"The Boer tienches exteuded far
beyond the ko-j- into the open plain.
Those on the I uin were hidden by
screens of leaxes. Those near the
ope were guardu .iy' a double line of
arbed w Evx ei tly they feared
ur ste:ming and Leta et attack. I
"We took the kqje and trenches
various gp.ns, ine'udiag a naval guo
and a Howitzer battr . bot h using Iy d
ie. I believe they au-tered severe
damage. The Boer jpri'-vers re port
tha' one lyddite shell .Il am~a fi~ orty
men, only five of whorm t caped unhunrt.
Other shells burst in the e iem.Js !agr
causing its complete destructin.
"The Boers are in still large-i force
than we found them at Modder river,
outnumbers us by almost 3 to 1. Thbe
Transvaalers are apparently domunirg
in their military councils, although
in a minority."
The London wvar ofiec has recei ed
the following dispatch from G-en. 31e
thuen, dated Tuesday, Djec. 12:
"Our artillery shelled a very strong
poition held by the enemy in a:org
high kopje from 4 until dusk Sunday.
It rained hard last nighlt. Thbe Higlh
land brigade attacked at daybreak
Monday the south ernd of the kopje.
The attack was properly tim-rd but
failed. The Guards were ordered to
protect the Highland's right and rear.
The cavalry and mounted infantry,
with a Howitzer artille ry battery, at
tacked the enemy on the left and the
Guards on the right, sup ported by field
artillery and Howitzer artillery.
They shelled the position from day
break, and at 1:15 1 sent the Gordons
to support the Highland brigade. The
troops held their own in front of the
enemy's entrenchmeents until dusk, the
position extending, including the kopie
for a distance of 5ix miles toward the
Moddezr iver. Today I am holding my
position and entrenching myself. I
had to face at least 12,00J0 men. Our
lsS was great."
Gen. Forestier-Walker, telegraphing
from Cape Town at 3:30 p. m. today,
sends the following di-pitch from Lord
3ethuen, dated M1odder river, Tuesday
Dc. 12, 7:30 p. m. As the Boers oc
cupied their trenches strongly this
morning, I retired in perfect order
here, where I am in security. I have
gathered from some of the prisoners
and from our men with the ambulances
who talked with the Boer's, that the
enmy's losses were teriie, some
corps being completely wiped out. The
Boers have been most kind to my
The British easualties included the
Marquess of Winehester, major of the
Seond battalion Coldstreama Guards,
who was killed, and Col. Downham of
the First battalion Gordon Highilanders
who was mortally wounded. W hen th'e
Iiglanders met the murderous point
blank fire of the Boers about 200 were
mown down. The Black Watch regi
ment on ref orming was able to muster
only 160 men. The Boers lost heavily
in the trenches and also in the wire en
tanglements when they came into the
open in an attetmp: to make a flank at
tack on the Baiuih.
The terriile British artillery fire prc
oked to response cept from the
Beer rifles uuni nearly 4 o'clock in the
afternoon when the G~ordon Highland'
ers formed to .enew the attack on the
entrenched k opje'. They advanced
with the utmost gallantry to attack the
um.rU 6is to the place where lay
eHIddaud b r i. Te enemy:,
d V- , a l;ta 3vy !hrai'ucl fire a;s
Bri i advanci a'.I it wTa; fuI.d
h al ii-e to tilke the* IB r
rth The B1ritih - within 201
ards*. bjut Could not get nearer. It was
here that Col. OW!j) ham fell. The
Bers had had free recourse to barbed
wire entanzle"ens which offered gre at
obstacles even after the inaj rity we re
cut by arttiery tire.
Pecrres'o d1nt of The Szaudard
at Mouder river, lescribinm the tight at
Mazerzforteu. say'e : "Six tUiles had
to be covered btforo the Hlighlander,
brizade could reacwh the Boer strong
hold It is Doi yet clear trough what
uichane the force, which was led 'b,3
guidUe. 'an e upi the BI jer ire.ce
M unexp1e4-eey an d so udien I.
B ld qu .Ti. 'he B ci s were awa-e
(.t the apr'ach ,f ti:e Britis-h arid had
prelared to reet ive thea. AccondiIg
to Orlte version t. lihidarder-z. through
neivousness or cluaisines.s, diehargCd
their ritl: s pretiaturely; but it is eqial
ly probable that the advaree Bler
scOuts couveved the intel1gi nee. 'Our
uiri were totally rinprepared They
nad not even fixed hayoneis. The di;
aster was all (Ie uiore esa-perating be
eausi- 7f the eonci ,u!tuess that. had
the )rigade been extcnded azd with
xed baymets, the trenehes milit have
be~en successf,:lly rushed twith far less
*acritiee of life.1
A retied list of the total ea-ualties
S, it ; b troops of all arms at
31-4 ; :ot places the number at
S32. T -e were fifteen officers killed
;i 1 .?) wounded and in addition
tive . sing and one is known to
have hen iade p.isou-r. The war
ufice has r,-eeived a umes-4gc stating
that there werc Qi0 ea-ualhies awoug
the non-comiined oth. ers and men
4f the lighlat.d brizado at Magersfon
tel n. The br-d- io-t 1o oflieers ki'cil.
:S wounded aud 4 issiig.
An Atlanta Row.
Quite a lively sensation las been
s'arted up auong the lawyers of At
iauta. The graad Jury -<eently had a
good deai to -;ay aout laiwyers at the
Atlanta bar who carry on a brokerage
business in litigation and are guilty of
barratry and other unprofes-ional prac
tices. At a meeting of the Atlanta
Bar Associati.on resolutions were ad
opted and a committee appointed to
draft a public address. la this the law
vers have strong!y de!nounoed the
coitrse pursued by the grand jury, de
CIariug that it was the duty of the
grand jury to investigate the charges
it made and to indict any members of
the bar whom it believed to be guilty
and not make indetfiite charges which
were a r flection upon the bar generally,
wit hout specifyiug the guilty ones.
M] r. T. 1I Austin, a mnember of a busi
ness tirm in AtL.nta, took a hand in the
dispute and published a very scathing
card in which he cited the names of
certain lawyers whom he accused of
beiug guilty of improper and unp-ofe,
sional conduct in seeking to place his
firm in the hands of a receiver. Two
or three street fights followd the pub
lication of this card, and now Mr. Aus
tin has begun proceedings against At
tnesS. C. Tapp and C. E Langley,
wiha view of expelling them from the
Atlanta bar. He is proceeding against
them before the grand jur- on the
charge of violating the law - inst bar
ratry, before the bar association, on the
charge of unprofessional conduet, and
before Judge Lumipkin with regular
disbarment proceedings under the law.
The matter has created q'ite a stir and
the Atlanta papers are full of comumuni
eations first on one side and then on
the other of the controversy.-Augusta
Ci oniele.
Don't Want to Know.
The United Stated Senate Thursday
by a decisive vote and practically with
out discussion laid on the table the
Pettigrew resolution of inquiry as to
whether or not United States forces
had recognized the Filipino insurgents'
'ag and had turned over Spanish sol
diers to the insurgents. The vote on the
resolu.n resulted 41 ayes to 20) nays
as fol.ows:
Yeas-A.d ia.- Abi-on, Beveridge,
CX.:er, Chandkr, I ark of Wyoming,
>'eboe, Dhpew, Eikirs, Fairbanks,
Foraker, Foster, Frye, Gallinger, Gear.
Hlanna, Hawley, Kean, Linisay,
Li-, Me~ride, Mc(omas McCumber,
McEnery. Mc aurin, McMillan, Nelson
Perkins, Platt of Conneclicut, Platt of
New York, Pritchard, R.>ss, Scott,
Sewall, Shoup, Spocner. Ste-wart
Tlhurston, Wellingzton, WXetairt . WNol
Nays-Baconl Bite, BWrry, Butler,
Claa. C- ekrell, Ha.rris, Heitfield, Hoar.
Jones of Arkansas, Kenney, Money,
Pettigrew, Pettus, Rawlins, Sullivan,
Taliaferro, Tillmaun, Turley, Vest-20.
Deserved Success.
The Marray Drug Company, of Co
lunmbia, furnishes one of the proofs
of the proposition that well di
reeted efforts, sound business methods
and perfectly fair dealing will lead to
success. Starting some years ago, in
an unrried field, under circumstances
not the most enemuraging, this comn
patiy hass extended its business all over
South Carolina, and finds its customers
theadily iocreasing in number and in
teizoftheir orders. It is one of
thte established institutions of Colum
bia, arid by its example has contributed
no little to tile spirit of enterprise
which now pervades our capital city.
The company is under the management
of its president. Dr. WN. J1. Murray, who
was its founder, and to his energy and
constancy the success of its business is
very largely due.
More Prisoners Released.
A dispatch from Manila says infor
mlationf has been re.ceived at head
q uarters tilat 500) Spaish~ pri-oneors
-ayve be shrd from Vigan to Ma
nila and tha 3,500 others have been
assemb'li in' -vian including Gen.
Pe na.P loul th'.e are Spaniards
released' by Gen Me-g's troocpsi in the
Beuguet ditiet wher thel.y were con
"I- have used your 'Life for- the Liver
and Kidncy- with cre-at benefit, and
for l )yspiepsia or any deranigement of
the Liver or Kidneys I recard it as be
ing without an equal."' James J. Os
borne, Attorney at Law, Boliston,
Sc'me of the Horrors of the War in
the Transvaal.
Charge of the Fifth Lancers on
the Disarmed and Defence
less Boers Was a Horri
ble Spectacle.
The tiist definite clharges of Britih
na-sscre of IR trs who had thrown
Jo wa their arazm and azked for mercy
wa-; unid?e by a correspondent of tLe
Algemein Aandelhblad. the leading
newspaper of Amsterdam. written from
Elandilaagte, and they were printed
on D,':ember 4. lie said:
"Never have I thoug;ht Ensilehu.en
to be such brutes. Imagine th:t about
90 men were behind a kojje when
3U0 lancers attacked them.
'The Boers had t-> surrender to such
overwhldiug numbers, and threw do.%n
their weapons !n token of submission.
But the captaiu of the L-ineera shouted:
'Kil the - Whereupon a
tremendous massacre ensued. Sousen
thaler, the only prisoner among them,
was spared because he had remained flat
on the ground.
Private Dolan, of the Ei':h Lancers,
thus describes the same incident in a
letter printed in London. l,'eibcr 4:
As soon as they saw the lances they
threw up their r~fles and amiuntiou
and er:cd 'Friend,!' but it was no g)
for they tired on the Red Cru-s. and we
had no mercy for them."
An :iir of the Fifth Laneers wrote
a lettur deribog the Elandslaagte
massae.e. which was publii.hed ia the
London Times of December'., in which
he des,;ribes the cold-blooded kiling
most cheerfully and with rare humor,
"After the enemy were driven out
one of our squadrons pursued and got
right in among them in the twilight,
and most excellent big-sticking ensued
for about 10 minutes, the bag being
about 60.
"One of our meu stuck his lance
through two, killing both at one thrust.
Had it not been gettting dark we would
have killed many more."
An account told by a dragoon cor
oral to a correspondent of the London
Chronicle was printed in t'.at news
ajer on December S. Ile said:
"The Boers fell off their hortes and
rolled amnug the rocks, hiding their
heeds with their arms, calling for mercy,
calling to be shot-auvthing to escape
a stab from those terrible lances I
hrough their back and boweis. But
Dot many escaped. We just gave them
a good dig as they lay. Next day most
f the lances were bloody"
Another lance trooper thus described
the affair:
"We got a charge at them. They
throw up their arms and fell on their
nees for mercy, but we were told not
o give them any, and I cin assure you
hey got none. We went along stick
ig our lances through them. lt was a
errible thing."
J. H1. Fox, an uitlandcr now at
L adysmith, writes:
'It was a sight to see the L-inerrs
harge. When they got within 100
ards the Boers threw up their arms
and begged for mercy. They juxmped
ff their horses and got on their knees
and prayed for mere'y.
Here is a contribution from one of
the Lancers:
"One Boer begged me very hard to
spare him, but my reply was: 'You --
here's your merey!' 1 shot him dead,
and did not take the trouble to lance
Private L. Thompson, First battalion
King's Royal Rifles, thus described ihe
ight at Gilencoe when General Symons
was mortally wounded:
"With a wild cheer, we were among
them. Bayonets went to work, and
heads were smashed like pumpkins
They were sp'eechless with terror.
When they saw the line of cold steel
coming at them they threw down their
arms and fled in confusion, only to be
cut into travelers' samples when they
reached the bottom of our cavalry."
Henry Burgess, fireman on a British
armored train, wrote:
"Occe the bayonet charge of the
Devons and Gordons began the Dutch
men fled precipitately. 31eanwhile the
Lancers had been eeping up behind,
and as the Boers reached the bottom
the Lancers charged them at full gallop.
The panie-stricken Boers threw down
their rifles and attempted to escape,
but it was utterly useless for with shouts
of '31ajuba!' the Lancers were upon
hlem and the awful work commenced.
Very few Boers escaped."
Drummer Hearn, of Colonel Baden
Powell's Light Horse, describes the
first engagement of 31afeking:
"We 'cleared the remainder at the
point of the bay onets. It was really
fine fun. You snould have seen what
a fuss -the Boers made about being
pricked. I touched one and he jumpedl
four yards 'They don't like cold steel.
We showed them no mercy."
A piivate in the King's Rifles
described the Elandslaagte slaughter:
"In was a great but terrible sight to
see those horsemen hew their way
through the Boers. Three times they
rode right through, cut ticig, s!ashing,
''Some of the Boiers died in a praying
attitud2. 31any flung down their arins
as soon as they saw~ the flash of the
lances, clasping their hands abave their
heads. and btgecd for mercy. But
'they had shown no mercy to us, anu:
tmns was our revecnge.
Shot by His Mten.
The P'ittsburg Post learns that "so:ne
of his friends are incline4 to accept the
horrible story that M1ajor John A. Logan
f ?oungston, whose death in battle
was reported from 3Manilla a few days
ago, was shot by one of' his own men in
revenge for some real or fancied
affron't." It may be difficult to prove
anything in a ease of' the kind." the
P'tads but the Government owes
it o tsef ndthe memory of the dead
officer to make every investigation
The Scuthern Railway's Florida
Limited Trains This Season.
In inceasing the service to three
trains each way daily between New
York and thn principal resorts of the
south. the Southern railway has in
eluded the fanous "Ne v York and Flor
ida Linited." which -ill be put on the
line Jan. 1~> next. Upou this train the
company has bt ilt up much of its on
viable reputation as a caterer to the
traveling publie.
Tihis year. the Raleigh Post s:iys the
coaches of which it is composed will be
sUpeior to arytling which have yet
been oper-atd ovei the Southern lires.
in spite of the .ih tadard nuiOtainei
in previous y ears. It will inclurle ii
braiy, ob-ervation arid double drawin4
ro ar (.11 s well as dining ears, aid
the late. t ideas in c m partnient e, ach -s;
in fact. tlic train will eonist o! all the
essentiai featurcs of a first class hotel,
an'*d the imon-toriy and other disagree
able featares incident to the average
railway trareler is alnost entirely ob
The trip be twren New Y)rk and
Jack-onville by the new route is made
in but a little over 24 hours. although
in that titme the traveler goes fromt a
winter to a sum :rier land. The other
trains :ovoh are s arranied that
C irs are operated daily be
tjeehS New YGrk ud Florida. Like the
train. they are nade up of the
ti;jest grade of sleeping and parlor vara
buik by the Pullman company, and
.Zi ar r.nem::nt have been made
fhr dinin, scerviee, which will be ap;pre
%eiated1 by *pa'rI.m T-S
Th r. IS tvL r. indicatiojn that the
tide of travel ti is year wili be much
Lreater than in the pa:st. owing to vari
.is r-asotas. ntd the comn ptny will
d Ib'le- reeni v its shtre of the pat
ronavo in return fr the euterprising
and librrl po'iey which ishas adopted.
-- 1hc S ates.
The Cigarette Must Go.
The Southern railway system has de
clared war against the eigarette. A
Pipe or eigir can be tolerated by tte
mna~aeu-etrt of the company, but a
e!,arotc provokes them to wrath-aud
lik.-wise bars the smok-r thereof from
further work among their great network
of lines twrouehout the soith. An or
der has been issued in South Carolina
to this effect, applying to-the system
throughout that state, and Assistant
General Passenger Agent S. II. i:ard
Ai-'k says it iuay soon be made appli
ca!!t to all the ddlferent branches of
the road. The order issued from the
South Carolina department i., an iron
clad rule, and applies to all depart
ments of the line throughout that state.
The order in substance says that all
employes who smoke eigarettes nust
either give up the weed or lose their
poitions, and further, that no man will
be cmploved in the future who is a
cigarette smoker. Mr. lHardwick said
that the order was having a .good effect
among their employes aid that he had
received many lctte rs from Charleston
and other cities throughout the Ptl
nmettostate, congratulating the company
on the s and it has taken. The letters
says that the parents of young men
employed throughout the system and
the young men themselves are loud in
their praise of the benefit they expet to
ultimately derive from the anti ciga
rette order. "Many young men," said
Mr. Hard viek, ''have been ruined by
the detestable cigarette. Two young
men, I knew well, one in Mlontgomery
and one in Ashville dietd from the ef
feet of their exressive smoking."'
A Horrible Death.
The Columbia correspondent of The
New an-i Courier says early Wednes
day morning Mr. C. W. Taylor, of
Manchester, N. II., was killed by an
accident. Mr. Taylor went to Colum
bia recently to accept a positiorn as
mechanical work man at the Penitentiary
Hosiery Mills, operated by Mr. J. M.
Graham. Hie liked his work and was
acceptable to the owner of the mill, and
he went to hie New England home to
bring his wife and child here to live in
Columbia. lie returned Tuesday with
his family and Wednesday morning
went to work. In some way, while
working with a belt on the electric pul
ley, his overalls caught in the belting
and he could not extrieate himself.
Finally, after being pulled over and
battered several times, the clothing was
torn and he fell about ten feet to the
ground. Both legs and one arm were
broken. Mr. Taylor survived for about
forty minutes and died from the effects
of his wounds. Strange to say, Mr.
Taylor was talking Tuesday night with
his wife about how happy he was in his
flew Southern home. and how he liked
to live in the South, being of' delicate
constitution. and he told his wife that
when lie died be wanted1 to be buricd
here. __________
Murdered in Honduras.
A dispatch fromi New Orleans says it
is reported there from an apparently
reliable soure'n, that two Americans of
prominence were shot and killed last
Monday in San Pedro, Spanish lion
duras, the same inland city where
Frank P.:ars was murdercd. As the
story reached this city, Capt. .Jack
Imiboden and William Gold were in
their room at San Pedro, when a na
tive of prominence walked up to the
door and, without the least provoca
tion, opened fire. Capt. tmad~en was
shot once and Gold was shot three
timus. Both men died within a short
time after the shooting. The shooting
occurred last Monday and news of it
was brought to this city by tha steamer
Breakwater. which tonehod at Bluetields
on her way home. Capt. Imboden wvas
the son of the late Gen. iloboden. of
Virginia, vJho was a noted Confederate
leader, and who was at one time the
aericaitural commissioner of his State.
Ie has been aresident of Spanish ioen
duras for a runber of years, being large
ly interested in miinirng there. Very
little i.- knowvn of Gold.
Smalipox in Eight Counties.
T'he State board of health met in
Columbia Tiursday. There was noth
ing 5teial dine except to provide for
the further eli:nination of sma!!pox in
the State. which has appeared in aix
teen ditierent places. Thle governor
was in Charleston and the board awaited
hsis return. The board wits nmoney
with which to buy virus and employ
physicians who have authenity to vacei
nate. Somt ':ctble is had in enforc
ing vaccination. The board has handled
1,300O cases this year. There is small
Terrible Loss of Life on the Island
of Ceram.
A Huge Tidal Wave. Whole Coast
for Miles Transformed Into Im
mense Mud Puddle. Corpse
Thu- San Francisco Bulletin says the
disaster that ovc.rtook the island of
Ck'rami on the second of last month
cost the people of that district immense
loss in life and property. The steam
ship American 1aru, which arrived
Wednesday from the Orient, brought
advices from Ceram and reports that
live thousand people were destroyed on
that island alone when the dreadful
earthquakes of November shocked the
Japanese and agitated the islands adja
cent to the empire.
' (a the night of the second, the
peiple of Ceraru were awakened by a
territic shoek of earthquake that seemed
to wok from north to south. Every
one :ld from his house into the public
-quare. A few hours later it was re
ported that the water was rising in the
bay of Ambonia. The sea came for
ward in the shape of a huge tidal wave
and forced the water into the bay en
trance. It can e up 50 feet over the
lowlands. At Pauholy and Samasocroa
on the bay, the waves swept over the
tops of trees, 30 feet high. Out of
nearly 1 SOO inhabitants only 40 es
"Ihe whole coast for miles was trans
formed into a huge mud puddle.
Corpses were everywhere. Broken
trecs and portions of houses were buried
in the ooze. Every few rods were
greit mounds of stones and.boulders
that had been washed up from the sea,
changing the entire topography of the
country. The exact number killed
along the coast will never be known, as
the corpses are-in many cases yards un
der the ne w ground. At Hatoesia. out
of 500 people, 100 were killed and 40
wounded. The balance escaped to the
hills, where the shock of earthquake
was first felt."
They Harass Supply Trains and Carry
Off Isolated Americans.
A dispatch from Manila says Col.
Smith, with a detachment of theSeven
teeith infantry, surrounded and cap
tured in a vi!lage near Malasqui a party
of g-erillas who had made their head
vuarters there. The party included
the band which assassinated seven offi
cials at Malazqui for friendliness to the
All are insurgents who became b: a
dits when the disintegration of the Fili
pino army hezan. They kept the coun
try around Malasqui in a state of terror
for several weeks, and committed 25
murders in less than that number of
days. When they were caught they
were promptly sent to Gen. MacAr
thur's headquarters at Bayambang by
train. It is expected that they will be
speedily tried and either shot or hung
as an example, if convicted.
The whole country north of San Fer
nando aad between San Fernando and
.\anila, except within the permanent
line of troops around the city and the
closely patrolled stretches of railroad,
swarms with similar bands. Probably
they will be increased by men from
Pilar's army, many of whom are mak
ing their way south to join the iusur
gent force in Cavite province. These
people, for the most part, succeeded
in dodwing Gen. Grant, Col. Bell and
Col. H~ood's troops, who are scouring
the country for them. They devote
their energies to ambushing commissary
wagons arnd to picking up soldiers who
leave their commands. Every day
some wagon train is fired upon or some
soldier disappears.
Gen. Wheeler's secretary, Mr. Gar
rett, was disarmed and slashed by a
by a bulomnan almost within sight of
headquarters, his assailant pursuing
him almost into the headquarters build
ing. The policy of these ruffiians is to
make the country uninhabitable for
Americans and to frighten natives into
refraining from giving any assistance to
the Americans, as well as to compel the
inhabitants to support the insurrection
Frequently they raid and loot towns.
The brother of the president of lImus
went outside the town the other day to
harvest some rice, lIe was captured
by his compatriots, accused of being a
spy, and executed.
Only a small porti m ot the insur
gets' arms have been: :rrendered, and
the problem of suppres ozg this guerilla
warfare is anything but easy of solution.
Some of the American oflicers think it
worse than fighting .Indians, owing to
thec difficulties of the country and the
trouble of locating the enemy, who re
sort, when hard pressed, to the amigo
dodge and hide their guns. Some of
the Americans favor the issuance of a
proclamation declaring all natives found
with, arms to be bandits, punishable as
crimnals, instead of being treated as
prisoners of war
The Tobacco l'anters.
T1 be tobacco grosver- .f North ('aro
lina have begun a u-.iment to raise
the price of the produ -t throughout the
southern States, whies planters say has
decreased in ten years from 37 cents
per pound to 12 cents. District con
ventions are to be held in the tobacco
growing States in January for the pur
pose of appointing delegates to a con
vention! to be held in Raleigh on Jan.
17. The purpose of the convention
will be to organize at comnpany to buy
the entxire crop of bright tobacco grown
ini the S~ates of North C'arolina, South
Catrciia. Vireinia and Tenncssee, and
the faLr:m-rs are~ to enter into an agree
mnent retrnirg to allow the trust,
whic:h the growers claim is reducing
the price, to purchase any of the pro
duet for live sears.
Walterboro Excited.
The town council of WValterboro has
nmade an appropriation for the establish
ment of guarantine regulations against
the towns of Ilanmpton, Varnville,
Scot ia, Denmark, Bamnbcrg and against
the turpentine farms of Georgia, these
places being reported as infected with
General Buller's Army Was Defeated
With Big Loss.
A dispatch from London says the
war office has received a dispatch an
nouncing that Gen. Buller has met with
a serious revcrse, losing ten guns.
Gen. Buller was attempting to cross
the Tugela river. Finding it impos
si',le to effect his object, he ordered a
retirement in order to avoid greater
losres. lie lef: 11 guns behind. The
following is the test of Gen. Buller's
dispatch announcing his reverse:
"Buller to Lansdowne: Chievely
Camp, Dec. 15, 6-20 p. n.-I regret to
report a serious reverse. I moved in
fi.ll strength from our camp near
Chievely at 4 o'clock this morning.
There are two fordable placcs in the
Trugela river, and it was myr inr-ution
to force a passage through at one of
them They are about two miles
"My intention was toforce one or the
other with one brigade, supported by a
central brigade. Gen. Hart was to at
tack the left drift, Gen. Hildyard the
right road and Gen. Lyttleton was to
take the centre and to support either.
Early in the.day I saw that Gee. Hart
would not be able to force a passage,
and I directed him to withdraw. le
had, however. attacked with great
gall..trv and his leadi-g bittalion, the
Connaught Rangers, I fear, suffered a
great deal. Col. I. G Brooke was se
riously wounded.
"I then ordered Gen. Hidyard to ad
vance, which he did, and his leading
regiment, the East Surrey, occupit d
Colenso station and the houses near
the bridge. At that moment I heard
the whole artillery I had sent to sap
port the attack-the Fourteenth and
Sixty-sixth Field batteries and six
naval 12 pounder quick-fi.es-under
Col. Long, had advanced close to the
rixer in L',ng's desire to be within ef
fective range. It proved to ba full of
the enemy, who opened a glancing fire
at close range, killing all their horses,
and the gunners were compelled to
stand to their guns. Some of the
wagon teams got shelter for troops in
a donga, and desperate efforts were
made to bring out the field guns.
The fire, however, was too severe,
and only two were saved by Capt.
Schofield and Rome drivers whose
names I will furnish.
"inother most gallant attempt with
three teams was made by an officer
whose name I will obtain. Of the 18
horses 13 were killed and as several
drivers were wounded I would not al
low another attempt, as it seemed that
they would be a shell mark, sacrificing
life to a gallant attempt to force the
passage unsupported by artillery. I
directed the troops to withdraw, -shich
they did in good order. Throughout
the day a considerable force of the
enemy was pressing on my right, but
was kept back by mounted men under
Lord Dundonald and part of Gen.
Barton's brigade. The day was in
tensely hot and most trying on the
troops, whose conduct was excellent.
We have abandoned ten guns and lost
by shell fire one. The losses in Gen.
Hart's brigade are, I fear, heavy, al
though the proportion of severely
wounded is, I hope, not large. The 14th
and K~th iield batteries also. suffered
seveie losses. We have retired to our
camp at Chievelry."
Death of Wash Shell.
Capt. George Washington Shell died
suddenly at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon
at his home three miles from Laureos.
He was in Laurens Friday on his way
home from Greenville, where he had
been on business pertaining to his
office, district census supervisor, and
while there had on attack of something
like cramps, but soon recovered suffi
ciently to travel and immediately came
home. A second attack, which proba
bl.5 afected the heart, proved too much
for iis then weakened condition to
withu:and and he expired almos; sud
denly. Capt. Shell retired from public
life in 1S95 and has since devoted his
time to larming on a modern and ex
tensive scale. His appointment at
district eensus supervisor was confirm
ed only a few days ago and he was in
the discharge of his new office when
the summons came. Capt. Shell was
70 years old, a man of pleasing address
and marked ability.
"Where They Are At."
Well. next summer witnesses another
political campaign, and for this especial
reason our representatives in Washing
ton will, perhaps, be phased to receive
communications from the "dear people"
at home. Those who are interested in
the governmental distribution of seeds,
speeches and other litter and literature
are indebted to the Congressional Re
cord for the Washington addresses of
the South Carolina delegation iH con
gress. Senator 31eLaurin is at the Ox
ford; Senator Tiliman at 10oG E. (Capi
tol street; Representatives Jno. Stan
varne Wilson and William Elliott at
the Normandie; D. E. Finley and W.
Jasper Talbert at the National: Asbury
C. Latimer, 220 East Second street, S.
E.; J. Willian Stokes, :31:3 E. Capitol
street.; and James Norton at the M1e
Guerillas will be Hung.
ILolated bands of bushwackingt in
surgents who are caught by our forces
in the Philip'pines are likely ta be sum
maily dealt with. At the cabinet
m eting Frid ay tne matter was discussed
at somie length, anid it was the g.eneral
sentiment that the situation demanded
vigorous treatmient. As long as the
insurgents keep up a show of an army
under a semblarnce of discipline, they
will be treated1 as prisoners of war when
captured, but when they degenerate
into isolated bands of marauders, liar
rasing our forces by cold-blooded as
sasinatious, it is the judgment of the
ofiers in command in the Philippines
and of the president and the members
of the cabinet that the situation de
mauds a~ summaryv action.
Killed in the Ring.
Henry Neise of St. Louis, 310.. was
killed by a right hand swing to the
head, delivered by Fred Bierson of
Utah, in the sixth round of~ a boxing
bout at the St. Louis A. C. 'Thursday
night. "Tim" Hurst and M1anager
Chas. W. Whitney were immediately
taken into custody. Blellerson escaped,
but his seconds were put under arrest.
The physician's verdict was to the ef
fect that Neise died from concussion of
List of the Appointments X ade by the
Methodists in Greenville.
Below is given the appointments for
the ensuing year resulting from the
colored South Carolina Methodist Epis
copal conference's session in Green
Beaufort District-W M Hauna, pre
sidiig elder; Aiken, V S Johnson; Al
lendale, W G White; Appleton, E J
Curry; Bamberg, W G Valentine; Barn
well, C K Brown; Beaufort, J W Dore;
Cottageville, B F Miller; Denmark, J
D Chestnut; Ehrhardt, Washington
Thomas; Fairfx. L W Williams; Gra
hamsville, A D Brown; Green Pond, B
J Boston: Hampton, (supply), W D
King; Holly Hill (supply), J W Sing
erhnd; Jacksonboro, J S Tyler; Mid
way, J L Henderson; Reedsville, M C
Cook; Ridgeville, J T Latson; Ross
(supply), J S Epps; Ruffin, Henry Ba
ker; St George, S & King; St Paul, J J
Julv; Seiglingsville, C H Harleston;
Springfield, T J Robinson; Springtown,
Ellis Forest; Summerville, J B Middle
ton; Ulmer's. F D Harris; Walterboro,
J I Townsend; Weimer, G W Gantt;
Yemassee, A B Morrisey.
Charleston District-C C Jacobs, pre
siding elder; Bethesda, G V Williams;
Black River, G F Miller; Brook Green
(supply). R H Bastiok; Camp Ridge,
Benjamin Brown; Charleston, Centen
ary, A G Townsend; Charleston Mis.
sion, Old Bethel, J A Brown; Charles
ton, Wesley, J F Pagna; Cooper River,
Dickson Salter: Forreston and Manning,
Alfred Lewis; Georgetown and South
Santee, J D Mitchell; John's Island, A
J Kennedy; Kingatree circuit, A B
Franklin; Kingston, H G Frederick;
Lances, Waites McIntosh; Maryville
and St Andrews, H H Matthews; Mt
Pleasant and McClellansville (supply),
T W H Witherspoon; Pinopolis, Daniel
Brown; St. John's, Stewart Simmons;
St Mary's, L L Thomas; St Stephen's,
Wm David; St Thomas, A H Harrison;
Turkey Creek, I H Fulton; Washing
ton and Ladson, W R Jervay.
Florence District-J E Wilson, -pre
siding elder; Bennettsville, G W
Cooper; Beulah, H C Asbery; Cheraw
and Mt. Zion, Jeremiah McLeod;
Clio and Tatum, W h Tatum; Darling
ton, E B Borroughs, Florence, F E
McDonald; Hartsvillle, B M Pergues;
Lamar and Saidy Grove, W S Neil;
Little Rock, W H Redfield; Lynch
burg, G L Davis; Marion, J W Moul
trie; Mar's Bluff, J A Harral; Mays
ville, F L Baxter; North Marlboro and I
Bethel, M V Gray; Salem and Wesley,
C H Dangerfield; Sellers, C E Robin
son; Shilob, J " Burch; Smyrna, L G
Gray; Spear's, James McEaddy; Syra
cuse and St. John's, F W Vance.
Greenville District-M M Mouzon,
presiding elder; Anderson, I E Lowery;
Belton, J R R!semond; Central Mis
sion (supply), W F Smith; Easley, E
W Adams; Greenville, B F Wither
spoon; Liberty, P R Camlin; Lowndes
ville, C L Lowery; Marietta, J C Mar
tin; North Greenville. C B Logan; Oido,
Benjamin Robinson; Rock Hill, York
Goodlett; St. Mark's and St. Paul's, I
L Hardy; Sentea, D M1 Minus; South
Greenville, J H PIarks; Walhalla, Wes
ley Littlejohn; Williamston, A. S J
Orangeburg District-J L Grice, pre
siding elder; Alcott, J T Latson; An
tioch, J WV Brown; Ashland, J W
Grove; Branchville, B 0- Frederiek;
Camden, C C Scott; Camden circuit, J
B3 Thomas; Chesterfield, S S B~'er;
Columbia, A E Quick; Columbia Mis
sion (supply), J H Johnson; Edisto
Fork, N T Bowen; Jamison, D J Sand
ers; Jefferson, S S Eawton; Lexington,
to be supplied; Longtown, A J Robin
son; Macedonia, R A Thomas; Me
chanicsville, I P Robinson; Mt. Zion A
R Smith; North, B S Jackson; Orange
burg, J D Wittaker; Orangeburg cir
cuit, J B Taylor; Pineville, Morris
Stewart; Rock Spring, E M1 Pinckney;
Rowesville, F D Smith; Smithville, A
B Murphy; Sumter, WV R A Palmer;
Sumter circuit, Thomas Sims; Tiller's
Ferrry (supply), E A Rogers; Wateree,
WV A Jones; L M1 Danton, Claflin uni
Spartanburg District-R L Hlickson,
presiding elder; Aimwell, WV B Ro
mans; Blacksburg, Moses Mason; Clo
ver, SS Sparks; Cowpen, Scipio Greene;
Gaffney, R C Campbell; Greenwood, T
J Clarke; Greer, WV G Deas; Newberry,
WV B Bowers; Pacolet, A M Wright;
Reidville, D H Kearse; Rock Hill, S P
Williams; St. James, WV H Greer:
Spartanburg, C RI Brown; Spartanburg
circuit (supply), M1oses Cherry; Well
ford, A D) Harris; Yorkville, I B Smith;
Yorkville circuit (supply), WV J Smith.
A Good Change
By direction of the president, Maj.
Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. V., was
Wednesday assigned to the command of
the division of Cuba, relieving M-aj.
Gen. John R. Brooke, U. S. A., Maj.
Gen. Wood will, in addition to his
duties as division commander, exercise
the authority of military governor of the
islan d. On completion of the transfer of
the command, Maj. G-en. Brooke is or
dered to repair to this city and report to
the adjutant general of the army for fur
thcr orders of the secretary of war. He
will be a::comnpaniied by his authorized
aides. In relieving Maj. Gen. Brooke
the presidlent expresses his high appre
ciation of and thauks for the faithful
and eliicient sirvice rendered by that
offier as governor of Cuba.
First Class Instruments.
If you wa~nt a first class piano .or
organ, be sure to visit my store or writ
me for information. I handle only
first class instruments-Steinway,
Mlason & Hamlin, Mathushck, Ster
line, Huntington and Ludden & Bates
Piatos; Mason & Ilamlin and Sterling
organs. Liberal terms and fair, deal
ing. No uL1idddleman's commissions
ales direct from factory. D. A.
Preer MIi!aar Ludden & Bi~tes1
S uti & Musie Il.use, Columbia.
G. 1 mo.
A Poor Prophet
Viltaire said nearly one hundred
sears aco in a boastful tone, "before
thle begiuriing of the nineteenth cen
tury Christianity will have disappeared
from the earth." The Boston Tran
script calls attnton to the fact that
since he utt.r*d those words over two
hundred million have been added to
the Christian church, and the same
room in v.hich Toltaire uttered
those words is now a depository of
Method of Minority for:Obtaining
Peace With Honor.
Promising Independence to Fili
.pinos, When Peace Is Es
tablished Under Cer
tain Conditions.
Two joint resolutions were intro
duced in the house of representatives
Thursday by Representative Williams
of Michigan, which are the result of
consultation among a number of Demo
cratic leaders in the house, and are un
derstood te be expressive of their gen
eral position on the Philippines.
The text of the first resolution is as"
Whereas, the hope has been held out
that the Filipinos, now waging war
against the forces of the United States
in the island of Luzon. would lay down
their arms if authoritatively assured
that it was the intention of the govern
ment and the people of the United
States ultimately to grant to rhe people
of that island their independence and
the absolute control of their domestic
affairs, and
Whereas, such is the intention of
the government and of the American
people, who do not believe in wars of
conquest or criminal aggression against
other peoples and have frequently de
clared their horror thereof, now, there
fore, be it
Resolved, By the senate and house
of representatives in, congress assem
Section 1. That it has always bsen
our intent and purpose to recoguize the
inalienable right of the Fi'ipinos to
self government and national independ
ence and that, in pursuance thereof,
we shall make formal recognition of
these rights and withdraw our land and
sea forces upon the establishment of
peace and the inauguration of a consti
tutional government, or governments,
by the people of the islands, or any of
them, provided the said government
agrees, or the said governments agree,
to refund the $20,000,000 which was
paid by us to the queen of Spain; to
give us in fee simple, with right of
sovereignty vested in us, a place suita
k le for a naval station and other places
fitted for coaling stations, and to grant
the American people in perpetuity the
right of free access to all of their ports
for goods, merchandise and persons
bent on peaceful or missionary pursuit.
Sec. 2. We pledge our friendly as
sistance and counsel in the work of in
augurating such a government.
See. 3. We pledge ourselves to treat
as an unfriendly manifestation towards
the United States any foreign interfer
ence or aggression for the period of 10
years from and after the establishment
of such a government provided that the
government of said islands shall sur
render into our keeping, during that
period, the entire question of their for
eign relations and shall pay the expense
to which we may be put for such troops
as shall, at the request of said govern
ment, be kept on Philippine ternitory
and such naval vessels as may be kept
in the Philippines' adjacent waters for
the purpose of the protection herein
The other resolution recited the-con
stitutional provisions against slavery
and involuntary servitude, asks .for ii
formation relative to the conclusion of
a treaty with the sultan of Jolo, and
provides for an inquiry by the judiciary
committee as to whether the constitu
tional provisions against slavery and
the statutory provisions against polyg
amy apply to the Sulu people.
Spanish Cruelty.
Senora Carmina Lopez, who was the
wife of a Cuban general, and who in
1897 escaped from Cabanas Fortress, -in
the guise of a nun, and who took refuge
on sn Argentine warship, which con
veycd her to Buenos Ayres, was hell
with her four children at the barge of
fiee in New York Wednesday, having
arrived here from Rio Janeiro on the
steamer Wadsworth, en route for Cuba.
Thefamily is returning to its old home
after long exile. Gen. Juan Lopez
was five years ago a wealthy planter
worth $2,000,000. He was arrested
and sent as a political prisoner to Ca
banas Fortress, where three years ago,
with one hundred and thirty-seven
other prisoners, he was shot. Shortly
after his widow was apprehended and
cast into the prison set apart for wo
men. Her four cnildren were taken in
charge by the sisters of charity. After
Senora Lopez had been in prison two
months she effected her escape by the
aid of two American sisters of charity.
Senora Lopez is returning to Cuba to
try to regain her estate.
Will Meet in Philadelphia.
The Republican national convention
will be held at Philadelphia June 19
next. The place and date -were
decided upon by the national commit
the Friday after a friendly contest for
the honor of entertaining the conven
tion between the city selected, Chicago,
St. Louis and New York. The meet
ing of the committee was held at the
Arlington hotel Washington and was
presided over by Senator Hanna, the
chairmnan of the committee. Forty
three of the 45 States and each of the
six territories were represented.
Choked to Death.
The Florence correspondent of The
News and Courier says the ten-year
old son of Mrs. Fannie Poston, of Bos
tick, in that county, met with a pitia
ble death last week. The little fellow
was playing with some loose corn and
swallowed a grain, which lodged in his
windpipe. The little fellow sufered
terribly for a few days and finally died
from the effects of the swelling of the
corn, which choked him to death.
Two Men Killed.
The Savannah Morning News says:
"No report of it was received at Savan
nah, but it was heard yesterday from a
gentleman from Augusta that the first
Southern traia into Savannah killed a
man on the Port Royal and Augusta
stretch of the route. About two weeks
ago the Atlantic Coast Line ran its
first train into Augusta, and that train,
too klea man en route.

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