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jLieut. Gilljnoye's Stoyy fold
vhrllling experiences during
Height months of captivity
among the filipino's
Gen. Tino Ordered the Naval Officer
and Hit* Men Shot, but the Com
mander of the Guard Refused to
Execute the Sentence — Rescue
Came When the Americans Were
Starving and 'When Hope of
Reaching the Lines of Gen. Otis
Had Been Almost Abandoned—Re
turn Trip lull-of Peril and Hard
ship—Buttle Near Imus In Which
Coth Sides Loxt.
MANILA, Jan. 7.—Lieut. J. C. Gillmore,
y the United States gunboat Yorktown,
who was captured by the insurgents last
Ajvii near Baler on the east coast of
Luzon and released a few days ago by
Col. Luther R. Hare, of the Thirty-third
volunteer infantry, sat today in the apart
ment of his sister, Mrs. Ma^ Price, at the
Hotel Oriente, in Manila, and told a re
markable story of his eight months in
captivity, ending with his dramatic de
liverance from the death that seemed to
be inevitable.
The steamer Venus came into the har
bor last evening from Vigan, province of
South Ilocos, with Lieut. Gillmore and
nineteen other American prisoners, in
cluding seven of his sailors from the
Yorktown. Lieut. Gillmore, after report-
Ing, came ashore and hobbled along with
: the aid of a cane to the Hotel Oriente,
where American officers and ladies were
waltzing through the hall to the strains
of "Aguinaldo's march."
Although tanned and ruddy from expo
sure, Lieut. Gillmore is weak and nervous
from hardships. He speaks warmly of
Aguinaldo and very' bitterly against Gen.
Dno, stating that while in the former's
Jurisdiction he was treated splendidly, but
that after he fell into Tine's hands he
•Uttered everything.
Col. Hare and Lieut Col. Howiser, the
latter of the Thirty-fourth infantry, res
cued Gillmore's party on Dec. 18 near the
headwaters of the Abult river, after they
had been abandoned by the Filipinos and
were expecting death from the savage
tribes around them. When the rescuing
Choree reached them they were nearly
starved, but were building rafts in the
hope ef getting down the river to the
Lieut. Gillmore made the following
statement to a correspondent of the As
sociated Press:
"The Filipinos abandoned us on the
night of Dec. 16. We had reached the
Abult river, near Its source, that morning
i End the Filipinos rafted us over. We then
Vwent down the stream, along a rough J
Vtrall, guarded by a company of Filipinos.
jThat night we were separated from this
guard and another company, armed with
Mausers, was put in charge of us. I sus
pected something, and questioned the lieu
-1 tenant in command. He said:
" 'I have orders from Gen. Tino to shoot
lyou all, but my conscience forbids. I
|6hall leave you here.'
( "I begged him for two rifles to Drotect
us from savages, adding that I.would give
him letters to the Americans, who would
pay him well and keep him from all
harm. He refused this, however, saying
*hat he would not dare to comply. Soon
after he left with his company.
"We had seen some savages In war
paint around us, and we prepared to fight
them with cobble stones, the only
that were available to us. The
next morning we followed the trail of
the Filipino soldiers, feeling that it was
better to sttck to them than to be mur
,' tiered by savages, but we could not catch
*,up with them. Then I ordered the men
to build rafts in the hope of floating down
the river. It was a forlorn hope, but I
v»^new the river must empty into the sea
BOir.ewhere. I was so weak myself that I
did not expect to get out, but I thought
some of the men could.
"On the morning of Dec. 18, while we
were working on the rafts, the Americans
came toward us yelling. One of my men
'They are on us.' He was lash
ing a raft Of bamboos. I, however, knew
it was not the yell of savages, but the
yell of Americans. The rescuing troops
thought we were Filipino guides and
called to us in English to He down, so
they could shoot the Filipinos. That was
the finest body of officers and men that I.
ever saw."
Lieut. Gillmore could not speak en
thusiastically enough about the 140 picked
men, who had rescued him and his party.
The command spent the day in making
raits. Col. Hare thought Lieut. Gillmore
\ too weak to live through the trip, but
I there was no alternative. They shot
j many rapids, the men losing all their ef
\ fects, and Lieut. Gillmore some of his
I papers. Only fourteen out Qf the thirty
>"seven rafts survived the first night's ex
| perlences, and eighty men were prac
| tically unable to walk when Vigan was
Describing the flight from Benguet,
•ben the Americans appeared, Lieut.
ff"The Filipinos, completely terrorized,
left Benguet on Dec. 7. They hurried the
prisoners from town to town, often re
tracing the trail, not knowing where the
Americans would attack. After being al
most without food for three days they
killed several horses and we lived on
horse flesh for several days. I did not
tiave a full meal from Dec. 7 until I
Seached Vigan. In fact, the entire party
lived entirely upon rice without salt.
Jrhere was one day I was reduced to
jphewlng grass and bark.
i' While we were in the hands of Gen.
no's men, he Issued an order that any
Tson aiding an American by food or
bney should be treated as a criminal.
Ie citizen of Vigan, Senor Vera, was
obably killed for befriending us. We
ould have starved but for the kindness
some of the residents of the town, and
me of the Filipino colonels, but others
eatfed us brutally. AVhcnever there was
p-^son we were kept there. When there
as no prison they would lodjje ua in a
The St. Paul Globe
Battle Near Imus.
MANILA, Jan. 7. — Reconnois
sances out of Imns, Cavite prov
ince, this morning resulted in
the loss of three Americans kill
ed and twenty wounded. The
enemy's los* is estimated at siv
ty killed and eighty wounded.
Col. Berklmer, with a battalion
of the Twenty-Eighth volunteer
infantry, advanced toward Xovel
tate. Maj. Tagert, with two bat
talions of the same regiment, ad
vanced to Perez das Marinas. A
force of Infantry was engaged
south of Imus.
Gen. Sehwan's column, ad
vancing from the south, occupied
Binan. One American was kill
ed and three -wounded. Nine of
the enemy* dead were found on
the field after the fight. Several
prisoners were taken.
Johnson, a deserter from the
Sixth United Slates artillery,
clothed In a major's uniform,
wa« found among the Insurgent
Gen. Wheaton is moving to
ward Perez das Marinas today.
convent. We suffered greatly from want
of exercise, as well as lack, of food. '
For weeks Lieut. Gillmore was cov
ered with boils and in great pain. When
the Filipinos found, the Americans were
approaching the treatment became better.
There was a sign painter in the party 3«d
he painted advertisements on the rocUs
throughout the retreat with other em
blems like a skull, with the word "Ven
geance," by which means the Americans
were able to follow.
"The Filipinos' treatment of the Span
iards," said Lieut. Gillmore, "was brutal
in the extreme. The Filipinos had oUi
grievances against them to wipe out.
Many talk about the reconcentrados .'n
Cuba, but I have seen Spaniards dyin&
at the rate of two or three a day in tht
hospitals at Vigan. I have seen Aguv
naldo's olficers strike Spaniards in tha
face with whips and revolvers."
Lieut. Gillmore declined to speak re
garding political conditions, except to
say he believed the insurrection would
last as long "as there were any Tagals
The members of the party reported to
Gen. Otis this morning. They are bare
footed, and in rags. Some carried rifles
and others pet monkeys. They attracted
a great deal of attention as they, passed
through the streets. Those whose enlist
ment is about expiring will be sent to the
United States. Others will be returned to
their respective organizations.
Among the prisoners arriving with
Lieut. Gillmore were F. J. Hubert, Ed
ward Burke and J. J. Farley, sailors from
the Urdanetta; John yon Galen, of the
Baltimore; A. H. Gordon and George
Sackett, of the Third infantry; Leland
Smith and Frank Stone, of the signal
corps; Harry Hubert, of the hospital
corps; William Bruce and Edward Hon
eyman, of the Nevada cavalry; Martin
Brennan, and John Curtman, of the Sixth
infantry; Albert Bishop, of the Third ar
tillery and John O'Brien and David
Brown, civilians. Brown, who was for
merly a preacher In Honolulu, twice re
vealed to the insurgents plots of the
Americans to escape In the hope of gain
ing the good will of the Filipinos. The
rest of the party openly accuse him of
treachery, and entertain the bitterest
feeling towards him.
Charles Barker, of the Third artillery,
was formerly one of the prisoners, but he
became too weak to travel and the Fili
pino guards bayoneted him during the
last flight through the mountains.
The prisoners of Lieut. Gillmore's party
who escaped after leaving Vigan were
Mac Donald, of the Twenty-first infantry;
Yon Galen, of the Baltimore, and Farley,
of the Urdanetta. They were captured
by savages who prepared to kill and eat
them, recaptured by the Insurgents, and
finally rescued by the Americans.
Watson Tells of the Arrival of Gill
more at Manila.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-The navy de
partment this morning received the fol
lowing cablegrams: w
Manila, Jan. 6.— Secretary of Navy,
Washington: The Brutus has arrived,
towing the disabled o^^^ 18-
Manila, Jan. 6.-Secretary of Navy,
Washington: Lieut. Gillmore, Walton,
Van Doit, Ellsworth, Brisolese, Anderson,
Peterson and Edwards have arrived: also
Farley Burke and Herbert, of the Urdan
etta Only Venville is unaccounted for.
He was last seen at Baler on June 18.
Heirs Claim to Have Found Evidence
to Prove Their Rights.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—That they can
prove their right to property valued at
$25,000,000 the hundred or more,heirs of
the estate of Leonard Case Sr. feel con
fident. They say they have discovered
the missing link, and next month the case
will be taken into the Ohio courts. The
land in dispute lies in the heart of the
city of Cleveland. The grandfather of
Leonard Case came from England in 1740
and settled near Flemington, N. J. Leon
ard was born in Vienna, Warren county.
When about twenty years old he went to
Cleveland and took up many acres of
government tend. He had two sons, but
they left no heirs, and his wife's relatives
brought suit and recovered $400,000. The
balance of the estate is now claimed by
the heirs of the second wife of Joseph
Case, Leonard's father. The Case School
of Applied Science, valued at $2,000,000, in
included in the estate.
Saloon Man Recently Beaten by the
Rev. Mr. Axtell I»«ues a "Defi."
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 7.—Parson Ax
tell, who fought Gus Dondero five rounds
of a prize fight at Royal Oak recently,
now finds himself confronted by a chal
lenge from the saloon man to go another
five rounds for charity or chickens. Don
dero today declared that he had been mis
represented, and he demands satisfaction.
He said:
"I would like to meet Axtell in the
ring again. All that stuff he gave the
papers about our other encounter was
trash. There wasn't any left-hand hooks
on the jaw or corkscrew punches in the
solar pexus. We just sparred light for
five rounds. After the fourth round the
timekeeper said I had eight points the
best of it, and then called it a draw.
The gloves were bigger than a football,
and a man could put his head against
the wall and let you hit him in the eye,
and he would not blink. I got the best of
it, and that's all (here is to it, but I
would like to try again. I'll give $25 out
of my own pocket to charity if Jimmie
Burns will pull iff .t match between us."
"And I ill give $10 along with it." Al
Huper broke in, second to Dondero in his
recent battle. "That will make $35 for
charity. Pretty good price paid for the
privilege of boxing with a preacher, ain't
Preacher Axtell was today served with
a writ of distress ordering him to va
cate his house because of non-payment
of rent.
Famous Arctic Explorer Victim of a
Serious Assault.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—Gen. A. W.
Greely, the chief signal officer of the
army and the well known Arctic explorer,
lies in a serious condition at his home,
No. 1914 G street northwest, as the re
sult of an assault committed on him
about half past 8 o'clock tonight by Jo
seph C. Furnace, a messenger in the em
ploy of the Adams Express company.
Today Furnace, who lives in Baltimore,
in company with a friend named George
Murphy spent the day in Washington,
drinking until late in the afternoon,
when they started for a disreputable por
tion of- the town. They lost their way
and finally reached the northwestern sec
tion of the city beyond the state, war and
navy departments. They first tried to get
admission to the residence of E. D. King,
but, being unable to do so, continued
up G street. Twice they went to the
house of Gen. Greely. The first attempt
to obtain admission was made as a friend
of the family, calling to pay a visit to
the daughter of the general. Later they
made another effort and persisted in ring
ing the door bell and otherwise creating a
disturbance, until finally Gen. Greely
came out to expostulate with them. They
refused to leave the house, and, after
some words, Furnace seized the general
and threw him down the long flight of
steps which ascend from the pavement
to the house, which stands on a high ter
race. The fall cut a severe gash in the
back of the general's head. He was pick
ed up and taken into the house and medi
cal aid was summoned. He remained un
conscious for about an hour.
Murphy, who was with Furnace, took
no part in the assault, but when he saw
what his companion had done took to his
heels and ran away. Furnace is a young
man, twenty-three years of age, and his
run for the express company is between
Baltimore and Cincinnati. He offers no
excuse for his act. He was arrested and
locked up in the police station.
Edward Graham Is Shot hy Carmelo
Brigand! at Boston.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 7.— Carmelo Bri
gandi, an Italian, was held without bail
in the municipal court on a charge of
killing Edward Graham. Brigandi says
his sister was hugged and kissed by Gra
ham in a hallway on Salem street and
that is why he shot him dead. After his
sister had been insulted she ran into the
house. Later she pointed Graham out as
the man. The brother immediately drew
a revolver and discharged It at Graham,
but not before the latter had hit the
Italian for accusing him of the liberties.
Graham died instantly.
Capt. Dugan, of the detective squad,
says there is no positive evidence that
Graham was the man who met the girl
in the hall and tried to kiss her. He is
of the belief that he was not. He says
the girl first described the man as having
a big brown mustache. Graham's mus
tache was only a few weeks old.
■ -4»
Rev. William Newton, of Magnolia,
Wis., Wants Back Pay.
JANESVILLE, Wis., Jan. 7.-Rev. Will
iam Newton, pastor of Advent Christian
church, of Magnolia, brought suit here
today against members of his congrega
tion for salary. He says he had a yearly
contract of $200. After preaching six
months he was ousted by one-half of his
followers, who paid him $100. The other
members of the church sided with him
and he preached to them the remainder of
the year. The church now refuses to pay
him the other $100, claiming that those
who sided with Dr. Newton should settle.
No Change Will Be Made at Thin
Session of ConKress.
CHICAGO, Jan: 7.—A special to the
Times Herald from Washington, says*
" 'There will be no revision of the war
internal revenue tax law at this session
of the Fifty-sixth congress,' said Con
gressman Hopkins, of the house ways
and means committee this evening..
'There are several reasons for this, the
principal one, and the only one worth re
ferring to being that the war in the Phil
ippines is not over and we do not know
how long we will have to keep a large
army there. You see we cannot accurate
ly judge of what the actual needs of the
army will be and the only thing to do is
to let the existing schedule remain."
New Victims Added to the Long Fend
List in Kentucky.
LONDON, Ky., Jan. 7.-News reached
here today of a general fight on Otter
Creek, Clay county, in which Llge Lewis
and Gen. May were shot and killed and
four other participants seriously wound
ed. The fight occurred at a school house
on Otter Creek, where one of the Jack
sons was on trial before a magistrate
for killing another Jackson. The fight
was started soon after the trial began,
and court was adjourned and the fight
carried on both in the school house and
Four of the men were brought to Man
chester last night and placed in jail. Lige
Lewis, one of the men killed, is a brother
of ex-Sheriff Joe Lewis, of Clay county.
Hibernians Leaders, However, Declare They Will Respect
the Neutrality Laws.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The natlona
officers of the Ancient Order o£ Hiberni
ans met in this city today and later is
sued the following statement to the pub
The national officers met in Washing
ton to discuss a demand on the part of a
large majority of the representatives of
our 150.0J0 members that the order render
some assistance to the Boers in the
Transvaal. It was agreed to render any
assistance compatible with our loyalty as
American citizens and which would not
interfere with the neutrality laws of the
United States. We are impressed with
the splendid precedent shown by this re
public in going to war with Spain to free
Cuba from the oppression of that coun
try. We believe that American sympathy
is with the Boers, and that we are act
ing in accord with the principles which
urged the United States to carry the flag
in a struggle for the liberation of the
gallant Cuban.
Our people would flock to the armies of
America if the government marched to
the assistance of the South Africans. It
is unnecessary for the Hibernians to pro-
Rector at Newburgh Itl for Some
Months, but Until Recently It Was
Believed That He Was Gaining
and Would Recover — Plans Had
Been Formulated for a Testimo
nial—Corrlgan Suj»inf*»e<J. .
NEWBURGH, N. V., Jan. 7.—Rev. Dr.
Edward McGlynn, rector of St. Mary's
church, died at the rectory at 5:20 o'clock
this afternoon, after an illness of about
seven weeks, of heart fi.itu.re, superinduc
ed by Bright's disease. A "minor surgical
operation was performed opvDr. McGlynn
last night, but this did not affect the
patient or contribute mat^fjally to his
During the night Dr. McGjynn had sev
eral sinking spells, and Site physicians
were called to his bedside, ;where they
remained until he died. At noon It was
apparent that the end wasr~*tear, and Dr.
McGlynn received holy communion from
the assistant rector of St. Mary's, who
later administered extreme unction. After
high mass in the morning Dr. McGlynn
was anointed.
All efforts toward prolonging life were
made by the physicians, Dot at 4 o'clock
the priest lapsed into unconsciousness,
his last audible prayer bein«:
"Jesus, have mercy on me."
He passed away without recovering
For two days past Dr. McGlynn had
teen troubled with high corghs, but was
able to take liquid nourishment to the
last. Dr. McGlynn was aw? fie that death
was near, receiving the word tranquilly.
This morning telegrams were sent to
Dr. McGlynn's nephews and nieces In
Brooklyn, and several Catitol'c clergy
men, his warm friends, were notified. A
dispatch was sent to Archbishop Corrigan,
and his secretary telegraphed:
"His grace will arrive in Newburgh at
Archbishop Corrigan had already made
arrangements to visit Dr. McGlynn and
would have come on Monday. The rela
tives missed a train and 6iA not arrive
until Dr. McGlynn had ly-^me uncon
scious. Efforts were mac!;'' to locate
Frank McGlynn, the actor, I >r. McGlynn's
brother who lives in California.
The cheerfulness characteristic of Dr.
McGlynn was exhibited to trie last. Even
when the physicians were using salt
water to keep him alive a few hours
longer, Dr. McGlynn evinced much In
terest and finally remarked:
"Well, the ways of physician;: a?e won
The citizens of Newbur^h were prepar
ing a testimonial for Dr. McGlynn, who
first celebrated mass in Sj. Mary's in
Newburgh church on New Year's day,
1895, and who had been in the ministry for
forty years. People of all denominations
were to have united in honoring the
priest, and a purse was to have been
presented to him.
News Of Dr. McGlynn's death caused
profound sorrow. Prayers had been offer
ed in both Protestant and Catholic
churches for his recovery.
Dr. McGlynn was first stricken with
illness on Nov. 16 at the rec',ory. He was
seized with a severe cold and was com
pelled to seek his bed. Though he was
obliged to break engagements to lecture,
no alarm was felt by his friends until the
following Monday, when ne suffered a
severe chill. The first severe attack oc
curred Nov. 26, and a day or two later
there was a consultation of physicians. It
was announced that Dr. McGlynn was
suffering from ciironic kidney disease.
Early in December, Dr. iMcGHynn suf
fered two attacks of heart failure, and
his relatives were hurriedly summoned.
He rallied, however, and' until Saturday
night he appeared to be holding his own
and gradually regained strength. He was
able to sit by his bedside tor a few min
utes each day, but was never able to leave
hi 3 room.
Dr. McGlynn was sixty-two years of age
last September. When he was stricken
he was robust and of fine physique, but
he became greatly emaciated by his long
Archbishop Corrigan arrived at 8:10 and
proceeded at once to St. Mary's rectory.
He expressed deep regret at Dr. Mc-
Glynn's death and said that he was espe
cially sorry that he had not arrived be
fore the end came. He was much moved
when he entered the chamber of death
and looked on the face of the dead and
commented sadly on the dead priest's
emaciated appearance. He knelt with
other clergymen and said prayers.
No arrangements have yet been made
for the funeral.
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Resignation Accepted.
ROME, Jan. 7.—The premier, Gen.
Pellieux, has accepted the ipignation of
claim their loyalty to the United States,
but It becomes them to state tbat no act
of theirs will be contrary to the laws.
Knowing the character of the British
government, its cruelty, Its ambition, we
are desirous to assist the citizens of a
sister republic in their struggle to defeat
English aggression. What kind of aid will
be given we cannot state sat the present
time, but certainly it will be of a prac
tical nature and acceptabte to the Boer
Were this nation the antagonist of Eng
land we could from our ranks send fifteen
to twenty regiments of the best fighting
material the world ever sa,w. In fact, in
any just cause in which thd United States
may see fit to draw the swortf the society
would respond as it did 3n the former
wars. The Irish regiments of Illinois,
Michigan, Massachusetts 4n<3 New York
were largely recruited from our ranks,
and in some of the regiments of United
States regulars reecntly sept to the front
are divisions of the A. O^'ll., duly affili
ated with the parent order in this country.
The order at large are honeful that the
government will rise to the wishes and
hope? of the Irish-Americans and extend
to the brave Boers the sympathy France
gave to this country in 1776.
the minister of war, Lieut. Gen. Mlrri,
tendered last Thursday, and will tem
porarily assume the war office portfolio.
He Did Not Attend the Farewell
Luncheon for Mr. Cook.
CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—Manager J. G.
Johnson, of the Democratic national com
mittee, gave a farewell luncheon at the
Sherman house this afternoon, in honor
of Sam B. Cook, of the ways and means
committee. Mr. Cook left tonight for
Missouri to look after his canvass for sec
retary of state, after a year's work for
the national committee, with Chicago as
his headquarters.
Among (.hose present at the luncheon
were: William Jennings Bryan; former
Gov. Altgeld, of Illinois; Urey "Woodson,
of Kentucky, member of the national
committee; Cato Sells, of Iowa; Elmore
W. Hurst, of Rock Island, 111; Willis J.
Abot, of the Democratic national press
bureau; Norman E. Mack, of Buffalo,
N. V.; former Gov. W. J. Stone, of Mis
souri; MaJ. W. A. Deford, of Kansas,
secretary to Manager Johnson; Judge B.
F. Dunne, of Chicago; Sam B. Cook and
J. G. Johnson.
Mayor Harrison was conspicuously ab
sent. W. H. Hinrichsen, of Jacksonville,
111., is said to be slated to succeed Mr.
Cook as manager of the ways and means
W. J. Bryan and Willis J. Abot left to
night for Omaha, Neb., where both will
speak tomorrow at the banquet of the
Jacksonian club, of that city.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 7.—The annual ban
quet of the Jacksonian club will occur to
morrow noon. This year it will be a func
tion of more than usual importance, for,
In addition to a list of speakers of na
tional reputation, William J. Bryan will
take advantage of the opportunity to open
his campaign for the presidential nomina
tion. The banquet will be held in the
main dining room of the Paxton hotel,
and it is expected there will not be less
than 400 guests in attendance. The club
will give a reception at its headquarters
from 3 to 5 o'clock. G. M. Hitchcock,
editor of the Omaha World-Herald, will
officiate as toastmaster.
Taking? a Leading: Part In the Bus
inees of Mexico.
CITY OF MEXICO, Jan. 7.—A new
American banking concern opens here
Monday for business under the title of
the United States Banking company with
$100,000 paid in capital. The growth of the
American banking establishment is one
of the most significant signs of the times
here as is the continual augmentation in
volume of American investment. Cali
fornia capital is going into the fruit
culture in the states of Vera Cruz and
Oaxaca, under favorable auspices. Amer
icans are buying mines and smelters, and
are doing an increasing business, while
American mercantile firms are beginning
to take a most creditable share of the
Railways under American management,
are doing a bigger business than ever, and
during the last few months of the
previous year and beginning of the cur
rent year have done an immense amount
of traffic. The growth of American
banking facilities only keeps pace with
the progress of American commerce and
.industrial activity here.
, i
Two Deaths From Diphtheria Before
tlie Authorities Interfered.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 7.—The Dispatch
tomorrow will sa^: Diphtheria and Chris
tian science have had a bitter battle in a
New Brighton family for the past two
weeks. Diphtheria has won so far. Two
children are dead, while a third child and
the father are dangrously ill with the
same disease. The health officials are
now In charge and may be able to save
the third child and the father, both of
whom are down with the disease. Beaver
Valley people are very much wrought up
oevr the matter, and It is likely that
Christian science, with its prominent lead
ers in New Brighton, will be Investigated
by the courts.
The Indications Are That It Still
Remains Unbroken.
ST. JOHN'S N. F., Jan. 7.—lndication?
are that the deadlock regarding the
French shore modus vlvendi is still un
broken. The colonial government has
presented to the British government a
statement showing wherein the present
method of enforcing the present arrange
ment could be altered with benefit to the
colony. The matter has not yet been set
tled. It Is understood that Lord Salisbury
is discussing the matter with the French
His Followers Are Organizing to
Control the Ohio Legislature.
TOLEDO, 0., Jan. 7.—The supporters of
Samuel M. Jones In his non-partisan cam
paign are organizing his strength into a
party or movement, which has for its ob
ject the control of several congressional
districts in this corner of the state next
fall, and If possible the election of Mr.
Jones to the United States senate in 1902.
There will be a conference in furtherance
of the plan between the mayor and lead
ers of the non-partisan movement in Cin
cinnati and Cleveland as soon as Mr.
Jones returns from New York.
English Authorities Refnsc to Com
mute Her Sentence.
LONDON, Jan. 7.—The home secretary,
Sir Matthew White Ridley declines to In
terfere with the sentence of death passed
upon Mademoiselle Louise Graze.tt, a
French governess living in England for
the murder of her illegitimate son, a child
of three years, whose existence was an
obstacle to a marriage she had in view.
The condemned will be executed next
People of an Indiana Town Are Ont
a $27,000 HoutiM.
HARTFORD CITY, Tnd., Jan. 7.—The
Montpelier tin plate mill, employing two
hundred men, closed yesterday, and It is
believed tha +. It will not resume. It is
said the tin plate trust Intends to move
the machinery to either Elwood or An
derson and consolidate it with the others
owned by the company at those places.
The people of Montpelier gave a bonus
of $27,000 for this plant, and injunction
proceedings are contemplated.
Kentucky Commltteeman Says It
Will Take Place This Month.
CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—Ury Woodson, of
Kentucky, national Democratic corhmit
teeman from that state, and a member
of the ways and means committee, who
came to Chicago to attend the Jackson
banquet said:
"Mr. Goebel will be in possession of
the governor's office between Jan. 25 and
Feb. 1. Senator Blackburn, and not Mr.
Goobel, is the man who insisted upon car
rying the contest up to the legislature."
Ladysjnith Js JJafd Pressed
Ladysmith in Peril.
LONDON, Jan. 7—Gen. Buller has
wired the war office as follows from
Frere Camp:
The following message was
received from Gen. While at 1
p. i2i. Saturday!
"Jan. G—ll A. M.—The attack
continues and the enemy ha*
been reinforced from the south."
The following was received at
4 o'clock Saturday afternoon
from Gen. While:
"Jan. 6—12:45 P. M.—Have beat
en the enemy off for the present,
but they are still around me In
great numbers, especially to the
south, and I think a renewed at
tack very probable."
This U from White, dated San
day, Jan. 7, 3t15 p. M.i
"Attack renewed; very hard
pressed. I have absolutely no
more news, and there Is no sun/
There 1* n camp rumor that
White defeated the enemy at 5
this afternoon and took 400 pris
I sent all available troops yes
terday to make a demonstration
at Colenso. The trenches there
were all occupied by the enemy.
FRERE CAMP, Saturday, Jan. 6.—At 2
o'clock this afternoon an alarm was
sounded in Chieveley camp and all the
troops in the camp turned out promptly
and advanced into the plain.
LONDON, Jan. 7.—A special dispatch
from Frere Camp, dated Saturday, Jan.
6, 7 p. m., says:
"At 2 o'clock this afternoon Gen. Clery's
division marched out of camp to attack
Colenso. Gen. Hildyard's brigade was on
the left and Gen. Barton's on the right
with cavalry on the extreme right.
"The attack was slowly developed and
at 4:30 the British field guns advanced on
the center and commenced shelling the
Boer positions on the flatland between
Hl&wan hill and Fort Wylle.
'■About this time a heavy thunder storm
raged over the enemy's positions.
"At 5:30 our troops were still advanc
ing and had reached a point very near
Colenso. The naval 4.7 and field guns
were busily dropping shells into the
enemy's trenches along the river and the
forts of the enemy had made no reply."
The Daily Mail has the following, dated
Jan. 6, at noon, from Frere Camp:
"At 3 o'clock this morning very heavy
llring began at Ladysmith. It lasted fully
four hours and must have meant either a
sortie by the British or a determined at
tack on the garrison by the Boers. Our
shells could be seen falling on Umbul
whana hill and the enemy was replying.
"Besides the cannon reports there were
sounds indicating smaller pieces of ar
tillery in action. The fighting must have
been at closer range than has been the
case up to now.
"Our naval guns at Chieveley sent their
usual fire into the Boer trenches there;
but there has been no further movement
The Daily Telegraph has the following
from Frere Camp, dated Saturday, Jan.
G, ?.0:35 a. m:
"A very heavy bombardment went on
at Ladysmith from daybreak until 8 this
morning. It Is believed that an action
was in progress for musketry fire also
was heard. It is possible the garrison
was making a sortie, for the Boers at
Colenso hurriedly left their trenches and
roue towards Ladysmith.
"Our big naval gun at Chieveley camp,
fired several rounds at the enemy as
they were leaving their Colenso lines.
Gen. Buller has ridden over to Chieveley
with his staff."
A special dispatch from Frere Camp,
dated Saturday, Jan. 6, 7:20 p. m., says:
"Gen. White heliographed that he de
feated the Boers this morning. They
crept up so close to the defending forces
that the Gordon highlanders and the
Manchesters actually repulsed them at
the point of the bayonet."
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Fair; Variable Winds.
I—Ladysmith In Peril.
British Lose Towns.
Gillmore's S*ory Told.
Dr. McGlynn Dead.
a—Addres* by Ireland.
Sermon on Century.
3—Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
Coming Week in Cong. ess.
Chat of the Capital.
B—Household and Farm.
G—Week's Markets' Reviewed.
Clews' Stock Letter.
7—Popular Wants.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
Perils of MJssionaries.
Suicide of Mr. Sutton.
QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed r Ultonia, New
York. '
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Marshland, Bos
PORTLAND, Me.—Arrived: Vancouver,
METROPOLITAN—"The Young Wife,"
8:15 p. m.
GRAND— "Why Smith Left Home," 8:15
p. m.
Palm Garden—Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m.
Olympic—Vaudeville, 8 p. m.
State Historical society, annual meeting,
state capltol, 8 p. m.
State board of pardons meets, state capl
tol, 2 p. m.
Burr Street Improvement association
meets, Grace M. E. church. Burr and
Minnehaha streets, 8 p. m.
Annual meeting, Philadelphia!! Baptist
church, Reaney and Cypress streets, 8
City Pastors' union meets, Y. M. C. A.
rooms, West Fifth street, 10:30 a. m. *
St. Paul Council No. 1, Royal and Select
Masters, meets, Masonic hall. SV'cul
Fifth street, 8 p. m.
Gen. French Report* a "Serioat Ac
cident" to the Suffolk Regiment
at Colesberg by Which Seventy;
Men Were Lost—Dordrecht In the
Hand* of the Boer* — Kuhunnan
Surrendered After a Bombard*
iiient—Gen. Duller Report* Gen.
White In Dire Strait* and Give*
the Story of a Subsequent Victory
Merely a* Camp Rumor Without
Official Confirmation.
LONDON, Jan. 7.—Gen. French reports
a "serious accident" to the First Suffolk
regiment. Four companies of the regi
ment attacked a Qoer position. Lieut.
Col. Watson, In command, was wounded
and a retreat was ordered. Three-quar
ters of the British reached the!r camp,
but the others were overpowered and
were compelled to surrender. Seventy
men were taken prisoners, Including seven
The text of the dispatch, which comes
from Gen. Forestier-Walker, commanding
at Cape Town, is as follows:
Gen. French reports under date
of Jan. Oi "The situation Is much
the same as yesterday, but I regret
to report that a serious accident has
happened to the First battalion of
the Suffolk regiment."
From news just come to hand
from them I gather that, with the
authority and wtth the knowledge
of Gen. French, four companies of
the First battalion advanced by
night against a low hill one mile
from their camp. They attacked at
dawn. Lieut. Col. Watson, com
maiidliiur, gave orders to charge. He
wa* at once wounded. Order* for
retirement were given.
Three-quarter* of the force re
treated to camp. The remainder
held their, ground until they •were
overpowered by greater numl
whwi they surrendered. Seventy
were taken prisoners, Including sev
en officers..
Gen. French reports that the Boer
commando which made the attack
Jan 4 lost fifty killed beside*
wounded and prisoners. The com
mando wan dispersed.
Gen. Forestier-Walker, cabling from
Cape Town today, says:
There Is no change today In the situa
tion as regards Lord Methuen and Gen.
Gatacre. Referring to my earlier report
today I have the honor to report that
Gen. French reports, under date of Jan.
6, that a medical officer has been sent out
to collect all the wounded to the north
east of Colesberg. The exact list of per
sons missing French has not yet ascer
tained. Probably about seventy. The first
battalion of the Essex regimont has been
sent to replace tht first battalion of the
The position of affairs, tactical and
strategical, is without change. All the
Boer officers admit it was the intention to
leave Colesberg. The enemy's loss day
by day by our fire has been heavy.
patch from the Boer headquarters near
Dordrecht says:
The British have been compelled to re
treat from Dordrecht. Fighting continues
around Colesberg. where the British oc
cupy some of the outside kopjes. Bullets
are dropping inside the town.
PRETORIA, Jan. 4 (via Lourenzo Mar
ques).—Field Cornet Vlsser, under date of
Tuesday, Jan. 2, reports as follows from
Kuruman, British Bechuanaland:
I commenced a bombardment of Kuru
man yesterday (Monday), aiming at the
police barracks. The fight lasted until 6
in the evening, when the garrison sur
rendered, issuing from the forts and yield-
Ing up arms.
We took 120 prisoners, including Capt.
Bates and Capt. Dennison, Mr. Hillyard,
the magistrate, and eight other officers.
We also captured seventy natives, to
gether with a number of rifles and revol
vers and a quantity of ammunition.
Fifteen Boers were wounded. They are
being attended by us, with the help of
'Dr Bourne, an English physician. The
horses, oxen, mealies and flour taken
from the prisoners have been sent to Pre
toria by way of Vryburg.
LONDON. Jan. B.—A dispatch to the
Daily Mall, dated Jan. 6, from Durban,
"H. M. S. Widgeon brings from Delagoa
Bay a number of British ambulance men
who were captured at Dundee and subse
quently released. They accuse the Boera
of harshly treating prisoners taken from
the British Irregular corps.
"Several Americans among the civilians
complain bitterly that their consul at
Pretoria ignored their representations,
although no charge had been preferred
against them."
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 6.—An ammunition
column started for the front today. Sev
eral colonial irregulars of Dutch extrac
tion have been brought here under arreat.
They are suspected of treachery.
The Cape Argus learns from Pretoria
that fifty British subjects in Pretoria and
Johannesburg have received their pass
ports for "abuses of privileges." Tha
same paper Is informed that several Brit
ish subjects holding permits have been
arrested at Zeerust.
BERLIN, Jan. 7.—A dispatch frcm
Rome says that the British warships Vul
can, Astraea and Hebe have received
orders to keep watch for a steamer which
recently sailed from the Baltic for South
Africa. It is believed that she Is carrying
contraband of war.
It May He the Next News From South
LONDON. Jan. S.—Tho British public
is at )«f*t face to face with a critical mo<
Cuatinutd ou Third I'ttiJC.

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