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KAFFIRS IIKJHT I ftOERS IIM) AKOTHKB FOKHiDA IILB BKBMI WITH WHICH THEY MUST CONTEND BATTLE FOKiIIT WITH NATIVES OIRGHBRS FINALLY f AI'TIRED KAFFIR POSITION, BIT BUF PBRBD SBVBNE LOSSES SHELL FIRE IS EFFECTIVE 1:» l«-j:iii:«-re«I Forces In Lull j siu illi Iteirort Tlist lloers Huve the Kanue. nntl Are Doing: t'onslder nblc itin'iHßf—c;«-n. White Com pelled to Move HU Quarter*—Gen. Buller'a Water Supply in Danger. PRETORIA, Thursday, Doc 19 (by way , i- Lourenzo Marques, Thursday, Dec. 2s>. mmandant Swart reports from the ( r at Alowins Kop, near Zeorust, Ili:.t lie had an engagement on Friday, }>cc. 21. with Kaffirs in the neighborly.o.l »r Derdorpoort. The Kaffirs occupied a ugly fortified ridge, and were well prepared for emergencies. After heavy fighting the burghers captured the Kaffir position, losing three killed and five founded. BOER REPORTS OF riGHTINQ. PRETORIA, Tuesday, Dec. 26 (by way (if Lourenzo Marques, Thursday, Dec. fS).—Commandant Snyman reports from Molopo: "On Monday morning the enemy from attacked one of our f>rts hi , with canno;. Maxima and an . train, and so persistently that there was fighting right on the Avails of th< fort. But we have retained our fort. Biitish lo.^s ip reported as 55. ' The other commanders report "All quiet," v.ith the exception of the usual ardment of Ladysmith. n. Lucas Meyer has recovei'ed and returned to the front. BULLER'S PROBABLE PLANS. LONDON, Deo. CO.— The latest special dispatches from Chieveley Camp hint darkly at some Impending; movement. This is taken with some misgivings that (.Jen. Buller intends to make anothei at tempt to relieve Ladysmith. P. EMA R X ABLE v' 1 .AT AT. The text of Col. Padon-Powell's procla maticn to the burghers besieging Mafe king, tin- gist oi which has already been cabled, comes from Lourenzo Marques today. j>£ter asserting that the republics can not hope for femign Intervention and pre tending to relate the exact attitude of all the European powers, including Emperor "William, who, the colonel si: vs. "fully sympathizes with England," Baden- Powell makes the extraordinary state ment inai "the American government has warned the others of her Intention to Fide with England should any of the.-n Interfere." SIEGE OF LADYSMITIT. A dispatch fr.im Ladysmith, dated Dec 21. gays: '"The Boers have mounted another howitzer on Surprise hill, replacing th>. gun captured in the sortie of the iiti: brigade. While they watch us nightly with a searchlight and bombard the piano daily, they show r.o signs of assaulting j the town. They probably think they can j starve us out, but we have plenty of provisions. "The total casualties since the siege b? gan are 700 men killed and i'2O wounded.'' WILL WELCOME "BOBS." Dispatches from all parts of South Africa emphasize the great enthusiasm among the troops and public occasioned by the appoint inert of Oe:is. Robert.- an,I Kitchener. The announcement that the Former will have supreme command and that the latter will be chief of staff has [aigely dispelled the depression in Cape Colony cau.--"il by the recent reverses, while the soldiers anticipate everything from the presence of "Bobs" from cess in battle to caper beer. Advices from Cape Town, dated Dec. 2t. an investigation shows that the re« ported disaffection among the Dutch In the Victoria West district has bern over drawn. The farmers, it is pointed out, me mostly land owners and will not risk tlie loss of theii farms by rising. FREE STATERS REBEL. A dispatch from Lf.urenzo Marques, dated Dec. 2::. says a curious story is cur rent, emanating from Boer sources, that Mr.tt Steyn, brother cf the president of the Orange Free State, and 800 Free Staters, have definitely refused to con tinue the war. Matt Steyn. acting as spokesman of the party, is reported to have told the presi dent that lie was only authorize! to In tervene in the Interest of j»eace, and that the burghers did not feel they were bound bj his "unwarranted conduct," especially *;;- they ran the risk of confiscation of their property, and they frimply desired tr. be permitted to ftirm in poaeeand pro posed to immediately return to their farms. RUSSIANS WITH BOERS. The Marseilles correspondent of the Daily Mall, telegraphing the substance of an Interview with xhc Russian Gen. G< urke, eldest son of the famous Gourke o is now about to Btart for Pretoria, says that the Russian officer made the following statement: "I have been offered the command of a Boer army corps. Ir. my own mind I am absolutely confident of >he success of the Boers. You may take my word for It that thousands of Russians are now fifc-htlng under Gen. Joubert." MR. DILKE'S WARNING. Sir Charles Dilke, in the Daily Chron i< le, this morning, discusses Great Brit- Bin's relation'to Dclagiia Bay with regard t<> the food question. He says: "It would be one of the greatest fol lies tlie country could commit to disre gard the possibility of a war some day against a powerful naval coalition, in which event it would be to the interest of the United States to forget Great Britain. Great Britain must indorse- the present conditions, possibly doing something by prrssurs on the Portuguese officials, and Ftrcngihenlng the British consular staff at Delagca Bay." The Daily Chronicle, in an editorial, Coaling with the dependence of Great Biltain upon the United States for food in time of war, expresses the opinion that many Biitish ships would be transferred to the American flag. BOERS GROW BOLDER. The Times publishes the following dis patch from Chieveley Camp, dated Dec £6: "Parties of Boers arrived today within three miles o r Chieveley Camp, threaten ing our watering parties, who are com pelled to go two miles, owing to the scarcity of water. It is reported the Da- .^i^SHl^ta^^. " \ i A j dysmith garrison made a sortie on Tues day and captured a hill." The Capo Town correspondent of the Daily News says: "A leading/ resident of Vryburg. who was reirased by the Boers, bhw 2,000 colo nials from Gilquuland AVtst. He says .col onial faces are to be. seen everywhere in the Boer ranks." The Modder River correspondent of the Times, referring to the Kcare-tiring of the Boers, says: "Their nervousne1-.'' causes much amuso ment among the British. It is finite cer tain that half the Boer force is employed watching by day and the other half by night. Probab'y the eons.=c;uent Wtar.iuss, with the scarcity of water and the pres ence of typhoid, will render their posi tion intolerable. Their present action is due either to a scare or to a wish to cover a retirement to Spytfontein." CONSUL UNDER SUSPICION. The Times hag a dispatch from Louren zo Marques, dated Dec. 28, which says: "The suspicion that the Boer intelli gence department is in ('lose touch with a foreign consulate in Pretoria is confirm ed by the fact that the news of the ap pointment of Lord Roberts <ts command er-in-chlef In South Africa was generally known in Pretoria on Dec. £0, indirectly reaching Delagoa bay from the Transvaal two days later. Suspicion rests upon a consul who is notorious for his Boer sym pathies. There is reason to believe that Pretoria is kept well informed with re gard to British military movements. Lord Rosebery writes as follows to the Times this morning: "There are d'squietmg Intimations which seem to point to the fact that our gov ernment had treated food supplies as contraband of war. As this is a matter of supreme importance, I venture to ad dress this line to you in the hope that it may elicit an authoritative statement on the subject." BOER SHELL FIRE EFFECTIVE LADYSMITII, Dec. 26 (via Pletermaritz burg. Dec. liS).— Gen. White has had a slight attack of fever, but he is now con valescing. The Boer shell fire has been very dam aging recently. On Friday a shell killed six men and injured one. The same shell killed twelve horses. Another fell in the Fifth lancers' lines, slightly wounding six officers. Several shells have fallen close to den. White's house, compelling the re moval of headquarters to another point. It is reported that Gen. Joubert is again In command of the Boers here. The mili tary authorities appear confident, but they are very reticent. Boers have been observed moving northward and westward in large num bers. SITUATION AT KIMBERI.EV. KIMBERLEY, Friday, Dec. 22 (via Modder River, Wednesday, Dec. 27).—Be fore dawn a detachment of the mounted forces, with artillery anl light infantry, moved out In a westerly direction. Boer artillery from Kahperdam opened fire at Ottoes Kopje, Kimberley fort replying with twenty shells. The Biitish force reconnoitered outposts along Lazeretto ridge, the Boer patrols retreating. Hav ing accomplished this and having discov covered Boer reinforcements were ap proaching from Wimbledon ridge, Col. Chamier, with the Royal artillery, ex changed a dozen shells as soon as the guns could be limbered up. Some 500 Boers poured in a heavy fire from their earthworks, the British finally retiring with the loss of one horse. The movement showed that the Boers are still keeping their guns in the vicinity of Kimberley and are able to summon re inforcements rapidly. It also showed their proneness to vacate a position im mediately when weaker than fte opposing force. BRITONS WELL FED. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—The reports that Boer authorities have threatened to reduce the lations of the Brit sh prisoners at Pretoria, in < ase Great Britain stops the entry of food supplies at Delagoa bay, is not borne out by the official communi cations of lftilted States Consul Holli-, at Pretoria. By direction of the state de partment, Mr. Hollis is looking after British interests, and, in particular, is seeing that the British prisoners are af forded every proper facility and personal attention. His reports have been very full concerning the care of the prison ers, and such amending circumo.ances a wen- warranted. These, however, nlve no intimation that the lations of prisoners are to be reduced, but. on the contrary, the entire tenor of the official report goe3 to show that there need be no apprehen sion that such a threat will b;» put into effect. BOER RECRUITING CHECKED. CINCINNATI. Dec. 29.—M. Pierot was arraigned before United States Attorney W. E. Buiidy today, on a charge of vio lating the laws of neutrality. M. Pierot has been known as a recruiting officer for the Boers here for some time, and through him many men have been trans ported East. He claimed today ho was engaging tbrs;- men fv.r the hnpiial corps and not for enlistment in the army. Sti 1. he was advise 1 by the United States dis trict attorney that he must stop engaging men, even for the hospital corps, or he would at once be arraigned for contempt of the United States court that issued th, order through Attorney Bundy. INDORSEMENT OF BOER COURSE. NEW YORK. Dec. 29.—At the meeting of the New York city council today reso lutions of sympathy for the Boers, which were introduced last Tuesday, were adopt ed, with but one dissenting vote. Reso lutions condemning the action of the gov ernment in continuing the war in the Philippines were also passed. ENGLAND'S ACTION QTESTIONED. BERLIN, Dec. 29.—The Neuste Nach richten questions the right of Great Brit ain to confiscate 'gold ingots which were being transported from the Transvaal to Europe. It says it regards the discussion in the English press concerning Delagoa bay as purely tentative, us Great Britain has given no signs that she will infringe on neutral' territory. FRANCE IS DISTIRUED. Delag~oa Bay Incident la the Cause for Perturbation. PARIS, Dec. 29.—The virtual seirure by the British of vessels laden with Amer ican flour consigned to the Transvaal, and the statement of the Lokal Anzeiger of. a secret Anglo-GermanVPortuguese treaty for the division of Portuguese col onies between Great Britain and Ger many, have aroused renewed interest in Paris. While there is a disposition to discredit the Lokal Anzeiger's statement, its pub lication has caused undoubted uneasiness, for the consummation of such a plan would be a diplomatic stroke unfavor able to France and Russia. The posses sion of Delagoa bay is believed to be as essential to British success in South Af rica as a victory over the Boers is es ential to Great Britain's- international prestige. Therefore it is felt that, if necessary^ Great Britain will take ex treme measures. An official of the French foreign office said to the corresponde.it of the Asso ciated Press today, with respect to seiz ure of breadstuffp: "Such a seizure is absolutely outside of International rights, and as foolish as though Great Britain, supposing her to be at war with Switzerland, should de clare a blockade of Hamburg for fear certain goods should reach the Swiss from thai source. A decision to consider breadstuffs contraband would be regarded Continued on Tfcftrd rage, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1899. AT BOILIIG POINT POLITICAL. CONTEST IN KENTUCKY IS NOW AT ITS HIGHEST POS SIBLE TENSION BREAK MUST FOLLOW SOON REPUBLICANS lIKI'LY TO ADDRE3M issied my the dkmocratlc ma\a<;khs BROAD, SWEEPING CHARGES Loiiiftvllle Situation 1* Said to Have Been More Acute Than Related at the Time «f Election Troubles ■—Goebel Election Law « har«t<i With Re«i>onNlbillt j- for It All- Party Leaders As»embllnif. FRANKFORT Ky., Dec. 29.— The ad dress of the Republican leaders in reply to the recent address of the Goebel lead ers, indorsing the contesting candidates on the Democratic state ticket, was given out tonight. It replies specifically to the Demo-ratio charges of fraud and makes some sensational counter charges. It is signed by Gov. Taylor, Chairman Bar net t, Senator Deboe, Congressman Pugh and others, including all members of the state central committee. It says: "In 1898 the late Democratic 'candidate for governor, with a few partisan asso ciates, conceived the idea of passing a;i election law which would disfranchise the Republicans of Kentucky. The bill was denounced In unmeasured terms by many Democrats and many newspapers of that faith. However, unfortunately for the state, it became a law, and under. its provisions the rights of all who opposed the Goebel Democracy have been totally disregarded. The whole election machin ery was placed in the hands of the Goebel element. Election commissioners and officers of election purporting only to be Republican were appointed in many counties and precincts, known to be physically, mentally, and, in some instances, morally incompetent (selected on that account), were appointed aa Re publican election officers in many local ities. Hundreds of ballots were thrown out without excuse, many legal voters were denied the right to vote and illegal votes were taken. Challengers and in spectors were, in many instances, denied admission, while in many others they were forcibly ejected from the election booths. IX LOI'rSYILT.E. "The mayor of Louisville arrogated to himself the power tcv. issue a proclama tion, prohibiting people from assembling at the polls, in open defiance of the pro visions of tho constitution, and 24S extra pclice were appointed and used to intimi date and browbeat the freemen of that city. On the afternoon preceding the election eighty-seven election officers who had been appointed to represent the Re publican party were summarily dismissed, and a like number appointed in their places who could be relied upon to favor the Democratic conspirators. The lire men were turned loo«e, too, and did as sist the police In intimidation of voters, and in this way at least 10,000 persons who would have voted,the Republican ticket wore so alarmed that they did not attend the election. "In addition, voters were Intimidated, and many similar frauds perpetrated in Covington, Lexington end other cities of the commonwealth, causing a loss of not le.ks than 6,000 votes to the Republican ticket. In some of the counties actual force wa.s employed, and voters were driven from the polls and, with a few exceptions, frauds were committed in all of them. Every ballot that cv.Mi bore a finger print, voted for the Repubiicj^is, was thrown out In the count. ] i cannot be doubted that at least 40,1100 votes were lost to the Republican party by these unlawful and outrageous tactics. "Large, sums of money collectr-d from Democratic offloi?.ls, saloons, pool room Si gambling houses, brewt-rien and other sources, in p.nd out of the state, were u?ed to corrupt the voters of the state. Voters were hired 10 refrain from voting, to mutilate their ballots or to vote the Goebel ticket. Whole precincts that ;?ave Republican majorities were thrown out, a^id the Goebel Democratic committee and candidates inaugurated a saturnalia of crime, corruption and force. IN KENTON COUNTY. "In Kenton county the regular Repub lican organization was Ignored, and a few bolters allowed to name the officers of election. The Republican emblem was given to this bastard political organiza tion, which caused confusion and lost m;:ny votes to the Republican ticket. The me-st high-handed intimidation was re sortod to by the police and others and not even the semblance of decency was observed. "In Fayette county the ballot box was stolen and no election held in two Re publican precincts and the most out rageous frauds and intimidations were perpetrated. Notwithstanding all this, the Republican ticket was elected by a plurality of more than 2,(00, although Democratic counties were held back in or.'er that full time might be given to doctor the returns. Whtn this announce ment was made the conspirators set themselves to work to steal the state, and prevent the wil! of the people from hAng cat ried into effect. 'In, th • county of Nelson th«v undertook to rob the Republicans of 1,198 votes eas; for Gov. Taylor because a mistake of one letter in his name was made by a Demo cratic official. Precincts which gave Re publican majorities were thrown out in various localities. "Some of these attempts at grand lar ceny were prevented by Democratic JudgeS, who held their oaths superior to the partisan work which the conspira tors desired they should do. One of the election commissioners, it L; charged, and the charge is not denied, offeied to wager money that Mr. tjoebel world be elected, and proved his consistency, at least, by deciding that he had been elected, while the remaining two took the stump for the Goebel ticket. But the attempt to fraudulently procure certificates was fu tile. ORDER FOR CONTEST. "Nevertheless, the conspirators were unwilling to stay their hands. A meeting of a few Democrats was called, who, it was known, would be willing to go to any extremity to accomplish their ends, and these gentlemen advised a contest. In order that an excuse might be afforded the candidates for making the same, and an opportunity given to procure by fraud the offices an outraged people decreed should go to others. "Ashamed of their conduct, and know ing that some excuse must be made. e\e:i to many of their own party, a remarkable address has been promulgated, and for the first time In 10S years of the state's existence, there is a contest over the of fices of governor and lieutenant govern or." It defends Gov. Bradley in calling out troops, says the charge^ that the tissue ballots were used Is flimsy, as like bal lots were used in Democratic counties, that the Democrats set the precedent In the use of the Injunction, and concludes by saying: "The charge of corruption at ihe hands of the Louisville & Nashville railroad is only a repetition of a slander worn thread bare In the late campaign; and, even if true, which is denied, does not involve the Republican party, arfd was more than offset by the corruption fund collected by the complainants from the sources named In this address. "Tiie conspirators liave deliberately in vaded the lfberty of the people, and ev ery fraud has been committed which po litical ingenuity could -devise. Not even a semblance of fairnesp was shown In the selection of election officers In a large majority «f the localities In the stat*>, and yet the people have triumphed. "We now appeal 10 the patriotic citi zens of the commonwealth, irrespective of party, to frown down this attempt to commit an awful crime; and to assist in removing from the statutes the odious measure, conceived in corruption and brought forth In iniquity? which has been the fruitful source of so much disturb ance, anxiety and excitement to the peo ple of Kentucky." KEEN INTEREST SHOWN. Kentucky Capital Filling: Ip With Parly Leader*. FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 23.—Although three days elapse before the assembling of the legislature, the state capital is already tilled up with the legislative and political leaders, approximating the crowd usually here on the opening day. Though some of the anti-Goebel' leaders are light ing hard to brtng their -forces against Blackburn as well as against Goebel, the anti-Blackburn movement does not ap pear to be strong, aiad unless it can gather strength by means of the tangle over the state contests Blackburn will win for United States, senator with some of the ease his managers have been claiming for him. So far only two anti- Goebel Democrats have declared them selves positively as anti-Blackburn, though it is claimed there are others who are not outspoken. The anti-Goebel lenders are not doing much talking', regarding their plans of procedure, but they are making some strong claims regarding their strength on the matter of the contests. They assert with confidence that they have a major ity of 1 In the senate on the contests, and that in both houses there are several members who, though they may vote to scat Goebel and Beekhaan, will not vote to unseat any of the Republican legis lators elected, against 1 whom contests are pending. This probably refers to sev eral Populist members elected as Demo crats, and who are claimed by both sides. SENSATIONAL .ENDING. Hitler Fij?lit Over Officers in lowa Teacher*' Attsttelutioii. DES MOINES, 10., Dec. 29.—The annual meeting of the lowa St^te Teachers' as sociafion closed this afternoon with a sensational fight, lasting an hour and a half. The nominating committee, ap pointed yesterday, had reported a list of nominations, which It ..was moved to adopt. Supt. Chandler, of Osage, moved to amend by dropping the name of G. T. Miller, of Boone, reported for vice president. Mr. Chandler charged that Miller, while acting ay teller, manipulat ed the ballots for members of the nomi nating committee. The x>ther two tellers who had served with Miller stated that the result was erroneously announced. Miller was not present. The light was a bitter one, but ended in the ejection of Miller. 'Die officers are: President. "\V. O. Riddle, Dcs Moinfesj vice, president, George I. Miller, Boone; second vice president, A. R. Sale, Mason City; third vice president, William Bell, Creston; ex ecutive commHtcemrin at large, Inez Kelso, Corydon; educational council, H. B. Hayclon. Council Bluffs; A. V. Noble, Ames; A. B. Biakesley, Mount Pleasant; C. H. Carson, Marengo; W. W. Oi.st, Cedar Rapids; C. F. Schnell, Garner. TERRIBLE BLIZZARD. Travel i\t a Standstill In Section* of j i'«Mi:iK > I vitnin. CORY, Pa.. Dec. L' 9.— \ terrible blizzard, the worst in years, has been raging in Northwestern Pennsylvania for the past twenty-four hours, and still continues. About eighteen inches of snow has fal len, and with that already on the ground makes the depth on the leVel four feet Many villages are cut oft* from the out s'.l<- world. All the roads leading into this city are blocked, the stages which carry ih<' mails from Rating ar.d Flndlay T-;ike 'being' snowed in. All the railroads nre suffering. Tfie Western New York and Pennsylvania through trains be tween Pittsburg and Buffalo were hours behind time, the huge drifts at Snrryn?r dale an-3 Angola bcint? impassable. The Erie and ths Pennsylvania are faring a little better, although their trains are late. On all roads huge snow plows such as are used in the West arc running, but fail to keep the tracks clear. It is not known what the outcome of the storm will be for the fall of snow continues. No loss of life has occurred. The thermometer registers about zero. FURIOUS RACE RIOT. Pole* and- Frenchmen Figlit In a Lumber « auip. MARINKTTE, Wt.-\. Dec. 29.—A furious race riot between Poles and Frenchmen occurred in lumber camp No. 7, of the Kirby Carpenter company, near Pern bine, on Wednesday. Several Poles were badly pounded, and or-.p of them. John Kosta, of Menominee. Mich., was chased four mi!?s down an icy togging road, In his bare feet, until the felccd was d:ip ping from them. Another Pole, Frank Jofcowskl, also of Mer.amlnoe, was torn frcm his sleeping bunk und pounded into insensibility. His hands* and fingers were bitten, and hi.< face and body terribly disfigured. Kosta may lose both of lvs feet, and Joswcskt is in a serious con dition. Both were taken to Menurn ne \ The leaders of the riot were halffereeds, John Paricx and John and Cotaud Perry. They will be arrested. _^». BLIND MAN RELEASED. Shown Tlini He Killed (I In Wife In Self-Defense. BALTIMORE. Dec. 29,-Frankltn Tl. Livingstone, the blind man who late on Christmas night strangled his wife, Dora Livingston, and on the following day paid a man a dollar to lrad him to the police station, was discharged from cus tody today by Judge Stockbridge. Tlis attorney asked that he be released "on the ground that the coroner's jury had decided that the murder was committed In self-defense, and that the commitment of the coroner, charging Livingston with murder, was defective. Judge Stock bridge took this view and.dismissed the prisoner. The evidence before the coroner's Jury showed that Livingston had been attack ed In the middle. }>f the night by his wife, and that he choked her 1 to death to save his own life. - - itfj. flnnlJuK Hoilke < iiiniK) «t. NEW YORK. Dec. » Lotb, a: special partner.in the -banking house of Kuehn. Lxteb *r Co., has retired from the firm. Mortimer L. Schilr, son of Jacob H Schiff, has been "admitted--to membership in the firm. '-.' . ■ -^■■- ■ '* :■ ■ ■ . ■ ■ • ■ ■.'.. ■ ■ ■ ...^ -."., "■ ;■■■ W^ ■■■ ■.. . ■-... ■■ ■ : -- "■ i "-.■-"." ■".■. *, * "*v IETCALF IS ACCUSED CHARGE* AGAINST HEXNEPIX REG ISTER OF DEEDS FILED WITH THE tIOVEHXOR LOSS OF A DEED INVOLVED Tliut Figrnrea In the C»«e, the Grav ity of Whieli Is Not Known—Gov. l-iiul Hrh Not "Vet Taken Any Ac tion in the Matter, Which Only Came to llig Office Yesterday Afternoon. Charges were filed in the office of Qov. Llnd yesterday against Frank Metcalf, register of deeds of Hennepln county. The gravity of the charges is not known, but the best information that the Globe could get last night was that they involved some transactions of an official nature in connection with the loss of the original copy of a deed which, it was contended by the person filing the charge, constituted misfeasance in office. Gov. Lind could not be reached la4?t night, and it is not known whether he considers the charges of sufficient seri ousness to warrant' the suspension of the official pending an Investigation t>r not. UNION PACIFIC WRECK. One Mfin Killed itml Many Persons Injured. DENVER, Dec. 29.—The Cheyenne flyer on the Union Pacific railroad crashed into the Boulder valley train at Brighton, Co!., at 6 o'clock this morning. One man was killed and as far as known persons were injured as follows: Killed—William Rund'.eman, baggage man on Cheyenne train. Injured—Passengers on B«ulder valley train: E. W. Tompkins, traveling man, Kansas City; F. V. Davis, traveler for Nash-Smlth Tea and Coffee company, Denver: John Payne, Boulder; S. B. Hurst, banker, Brighton; Mrs. Margaret I G. Young, also six section men on the Boulder valley train. Supt. Deul went out on a special train from Denver with physicians, stretchers and supplies. All the wounded are being cared for at the Brighton hotel. City firemen, while extinguishing the fire In the baggage car, discovered the remains of the dead baggageman. GERMAN LINER ASHORE. Fenrg Entertained for Safely of Her Pn»di ns<T».- LONDON, Dec. 20.—A German mail steamer, believed to be one of the Ham burg-American liners, has gone aground during a terrific gale In East Bay, about a quarter of: a mile off Dunsreness, the Southern extremity of Kent. Con tinuous heavy seas are breaking over the vessel, and the life.boats aTe unable to reach here. Fears ace entertained for the safety of the passengers. Jt Is re ported that the-position of the liner is very serious. Tugs arid life boats were hastily requisitioned from Dover, but they had the utmost difficulty in getting off owing to the gale. The signals of dis tress were observed from the Sand Dean lightship. _ STEAMER LINDA BURNED. Red River Packet Completely De nt royed by Fire. SHREVEPORT, T,a., Dec. 29.—The steamer Linda, of Shreveport, burned to the 'water's edge and sank off Jam eville on the Red river today. The officers and crew were compelled to take to the water and swim for the shore, as it was impos sible to run the boat ashore when the fire was discovered. Five negro rousters from Shreveport were cither . burned or drowned. The cause of the fire is un known. BIG FIRE IN NEW YORK. l.os* of Hall a Million Dollar*, and Several Men Hurl. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—The two. seven story buildings at -425-455 -East Twenty fourth street, occupied principally by the wallpaper factory of William Campbell & Co., were destroyed by fire tonight. The loss is fully $600,000. Several firemen were hurt by falling walls. ST. PAUL & DULUTH. " Syndicate Formed In Interest of Common Stockholders. NEW YORK. Dec. 29.—According to a circular just issued a money syndicate of $7,000,000 has been funned In the interest of the holders of St. Paul & Duluth com mon stock. The syndicate had already purchased at $50 per share a considerable ' amount of common stock and offers to purchase the remaining stock, the share- B. V. SMALLEY. BULLETIN OP IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair; Continued Cold. I—«)<•.". th of E. V. Smnlley. fitnie-xt in Kfniiioky. Charges Affainat >It'!('Rif. l)(iet*M Mst't Kuflirt). 2—Fund Timnftm* HexiHtetl. Accident Victim Head. Hiic-k Tux ProbieniN. a—Minneapolis M«tttr>«. Xorthwest Xeivx. Corn lull CroMN-Kxa m lned. 4—F.dlJ<irr«l. Mr. Evani Out of Rnce. St. Pnul Social ,\ew». 6—Sport In ft Xenx. Weekly Trade Reviews. Brick Kids Submitted. «~>forket* of the World. < hionno l>*e. Wheat, 65 I-te. Ilnr Silver, US I-4e. Stocks l!: K iii-i-. V-Xews of (he Ratlroftdir. B—ln the Field of I,:»bor. Church >l(.ilf,:i«c Burned. IMaiis for Carnival. ocea\ Liners. NEW YORK—Arrived: Werra, Naples; Pomeranian, Glasgow. LIVERPOOL — Arrived: Steamer New England. Boston; Belgenland, Philadel phia. HAMBURG—Arrived: Palatla. New York NAPLES—Arrived: Kaiser "Wilhelm 11, New Yoik and proceeded for Genoa. holder becoming: a member of the syndi cate, with the right to subscribe to the extent of 60 per cent of the par value of the holdings sold by him to the syndicate. After the purchase of the common stock. the circular continues, the syndicate will take up all the company's lands, arrange to take up and cancel the outstanding preferred stock of the company, and it hopes eventually to effect a satisfactory readjustment Of the company's securities. RIOT ON A STREET CAR. Prominent Mllvrunkee • Hi/on Re futed to I'-.'.y Dnnble Fare. MILWAUKEE, Wis'., Dec. 29.-A small- Biited riot occurred- on a street car of the Milwaukee Electrj^ Railway and Light company today in Wauwatosa, a suburb of this city, over the payment of an extra fare before reaching the city limits. As a result, City Attorney Charles B. Perry, of Wauwatosa. and A. P. Morse, an at torney, were considerably bruised about the head. Five men. ituc^ed to be in the employ of the street railway company, and as many passengers, took part in the fracas, which ended in the company's men being driven off. The fight started when the railway employes sought to eject the passengers who refused to pay a second fare before reaching the line dividing the city from the suburb. The company has established a different di viding line and attempts to collect a sec ond fare too soon to suit the passengers. The matter will be settled in the courts. NOVEL TEST CASE. H«'iiul:»r Sui(li(.i« i<> H«> Tried for Mnrder In Civil Courts. PAPILLION, Neb.. Dec. 29.—Corporal Fair and Private Jerkins, of the regular army, who shut and killed Private Mor gan, a deserter, were arraigned on the charge of murdei before Judge Edgar Howard at 2 o'clock today. The com plaint was filed by Louis Lesieur, at the request of County Attorney Hasset. (fritted States Attorney Summers, of Omaha, appeared for the accused. The defendants pleaded not guilty, and the preliminary examination was set for Tuesday,. Jan: 2, at 10 a. m. CARED FOR BY FRIENDS. Vnfortunnte Man Who Wnndered Went From New Jersey. LOS' ANGELES. Cal.. Dec. 29.—Theron A. Doremus, the elderly man who wander ed away from Mount Clalr, N. J.. and who was found in a lodging house in this city in a demented condition, was today taken to the Good Samaritan hospital by members of the Royal Arcanum here. His relatives have been heard from, and are inquiring after him. Today his dementia took a new turn, and he insists that he murdered a man in New York city, and is trying to escape. Kcb'o of Hnrpcv Failure. CINCINNATI. 0., Dec. 2i>.—An echo ol the exciting failure of 10. L. Harper and the Fidelity bank was heard today, in a decision by ■ the circuit court that lrwin, Green- & Co., brokers of Chicago, have no valid claims against the trustees of ID. L. Harper's estate. PRICE TWO CENTS—* gn *'■•■■. **■**■*■* (FIVE CEXTi. FAMOUS PEN RESTS EICiKNE V. SMALLEY, VBTERAIf JOURNALIST, DIBiS AT HIM HOME HID BEE! ILL BUT A JIONH FORMKR WASHINGTON CORRSU BPOJfDBJIT AND COADJITOH OF GREELEV DIES ALMOST IN THE HARNESS Prlend o* Henry VUlard, and Found er of the Northwest Magazine— Since the Campaign of IM«« Ho Had Been Prominent Politically, and Wa« Secretary of the Sooiwf Money league. Eugene V. Smalley, editor and publisher of the Northwest Magazine, died at mid night at his residence, 033 Holly avenue, of nervous dyspepsia. Mr. Smaliey went to Oklahoma about six weeks a g o for the purpoae of writing a series of articles for his magazine, and for a number of Eastern papers, to which he was a Valued contributor. He was taken sick and re turned to St. Paul the lifter part of November. His physician. Dr. C Ci H»k bee, advised that he visit * sanitarturt and Mr. Smaliey spent two-Weeks at the Kenosha, Wis., sanitarium, ft was f( ,..l i that the treatment was doing him mere injury than good, and Dr. Higbee ac companied by Mrs. Smaliey, went to Kenosha and brought him back home. After arriving in St. Paul he rallied, and the physicians had hope, of his ultimate recovery. He was far from well, how ever, and was confined to his bt-rt the doctors giving the family and the patient hopes of recovery. Thursday afternoon he was seized with a violent hemorrhage of the stomach and bowels and becama J unconscious. A consultation of physician* I was called, but nothlitg could be dona i for him except to make hia remaining j hours as FREE FROM PAIN as possible. He remained i n a com&tOM condition the greater part of yesterday, although he had frequent conscious in tervals. Death came to him shortly ;.'ter midnight. Kv.gev.e Virgil Smaliey v.as a lender not only in the Northwest, and in St. Paul', where he had nude his home for tin past seventeen years, but In journalistic <-:r --cles throughout the United St«u-s. He was bor:i in Randolph Center, I J*>it:iprc county, 0., .'i:k- n, ;S*l. His father wp.s a farmer and his boyhood v.as ].nssed on a farm in.'the vicinity. In 1851, jit;,-: death <)' his father*, he weu Into « print ing office at V.iinmsiow n. <> aiui I^;:iu€-<1 the printer's trade. Before the war. he was the o.iitor of a jvaper ;it YoungatowjJl At the b>-Inninjf at the Civil War he en listed as a private in tha Seventh Ohio infantry, and '». ia vs..undid at, the battlo of Cedar Mountain. H? -was discharged from th-: service for disability, and \\>-ht to New York city, where he bfc&me con nected with the New Y.>:k Tilbune under Horace Oreeley. Later he went to Wash ington, as a rnembar >>f the Tribune in ihat city. Hs was an intimate f■■;< ::d of the then Congressman Garfield, and served for years as clerk of the ml'l'tary committee, of which GarfleM wae chair man. He retained the p< sition. at the same time doing journalistic-work, ■•-.', til i 1872. At 'hn Lime Ii race Greelej was a ! candidate for president, Smaliey «hi 6Jb | charged from the clerkship he had held so 1 >ng. Jle remained with the New V ; .rk Tribune, wtth the except't'-n of n year \rh!ch he put In as editor ol a pape-r at Cleveland, <>.. umtl 1«3, v. he:t Henry Vil laid induced him to ..>j:ii" to St. P«ul and i he established the X( IRT i i W EST M AGAZI NX. • with v-hlch !i> has be<>-; connected ever ■ since. During his long ser cor respondent and editorial writer at \Tash i ington, he formed an Intinnate acq . I ai cc with public men and roeasur* > v : h-h ; aided him grea ly i:i after : ears. H< has ! been identified with fh* Interests <f the Northwest Smce l-. j cttni? Vv',-.-t in IbM Me li.-is written and published a "History the Repifblican E*arty," i.s.-': ( '.i \v, INSS -..a well as a hi.<* try of the Republican p rty in Minnesota. In 18*3, at the tlmt' ot the opening of tho Northern Pachl< roai, he wrote ai;d publ'shed a mt?ritorious work entitled "History of the Northern I'a i ciric Railroad." Durlrg ihe la? 1 presl | der.tial campaign, he waa promin< ntly j idei.lined with the Repub'.ican campaign j bureau, and In February, "5.)7. was elect ; od secretary of the Nati nal Sound m ; league, which w^.-* organized :it Indian apolis, and at the time ••;' his death he ! hr-ld the position. For years he has i i one of the valued correspondents <>f the j Chicago-Times-Herald, ami the N'-w York i Post, and recently, >>:; h"a trip to Okla homa, he sent letters to !> -ill the Post arui Times-Herald, descriptive <>f his trip to thi' territoty. i;» vvhs a nunibe:- of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, ;t>xl for a number .of y*ears waa president of that 'body, lie was also ;i m ;nbi ji' (.f tht Min nesota and Commercial dubs. Acker <• >st, (t. A. R., .iml a member nt the So;is < f the Amerk-ati Revolution. 1!^ was married to Josephine M. Conday, In is7;!. ami is survived by his wife and son \"ict r, n.n<f si 'pson Si ■ phen Condaj . FOUL FIGHTING~ .lack Hamilton Indulge* in It W 1r li Kid Bread. NEW YORK, Dec. 29. Kid Broad, «.f Cleveland, got a well earned dcc"slon nver .Tack Hamilton, of Troy, ihr ugfi the lit ter's foul tactics, at the Broadway Ath letic club, tonight. Broad was ;ilw:,\s on the aggresstvt>. .in>l Hamilton m<iii< a more than good defense. Round ;ifter round, from the tsr.-u to the fifth, Hamil ton gave ar.d look with equal farvor, but in the sixth he was knodtefl flat on hta back, and the gong saveJ \\vr. from beingc put out. From this to the end of the bout Broad spread it all over his n::m. At all times his M'ts arid rights w<:. : in evidence, and he kept the Trojan on the defensive. Jack was thoroughly K^m^f but it was evident from the end of the seventh round that he could not with stand the onslaughts of his adyj rsary, and from that point t» the conclusion of the bout Hamilton never had a chance of retrieving himself. In the twenty-nrst round Hamilton, seeing that thl* odds w*n? igainst him, tried foul tactic-, but evaded the r>f»r;e"B stigma, tl came tha following round, however, when be deliberately butted twice. Tho referee stopped the Tight, dis qualifying Hamilton and deciding in fa vor of Broad. ~ —-^^^^^— - ' Fatal Dynamite Bxploaton. LOCKHAVEX, Pa.. Dec. 29.—Grant Bathurst. postmaster at Bratte, this county, was killed today, and two others seriously injured by an explosion, or dynamite In tho Bellevue Lime works at Salon, eight miles from this place.