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PARTS VOL. XXIII.— NO. 14. APP EAL TO PEOPLE FINAL EFFORT OF THE OPPONENTS OF MR. GOGBEL TO KEEP ( HIM OIT OF OFFICE rABTI LINES ARE EUNHATEB ANTI-GOEBEI, DEMOCRATS JOIN WITH HEPI BUCAXS IN AD DIiKSMMi IM niAV BLOODSHED IS HINTED AT Alleged Tlini Mr. Bryan, "Who la Not. However, Named. Is Coming to Kentucky to AMiat the Goeliel Forced — lientuckiaits A»ked to In terfere With I-essislative Repre sentatives — Documents Differ. LOUISVILLE!, Ky., Jan. 13.— The Re publican state committee, through Its officials, and the organization formed by disaffected Democrats during the recent compaign have issued statements giving their views of the political situation for their support. The appeal issued by th» Democrats says: "The men who in June deprived a major ity of the Democrats of Kentucky oi representation at the Kentucky conven tion are preparing to reverse, by the ac tion -of the legislature, the decision the people made at the polls. The general assembly of the sovereign state of Ken tucky is subject to the mere whim and caprice of one man, whose orders are is sued to your representatives through a caucus. Intimidated by force and de bnsed treachery- All the rules of evi dence that prevail in civilized communi ties have been repealed; every principle of justice has been repudiated in ad vance. "The candidate who was defeated by a decisive vote, by the subservience of cer tain of your representatives and by the subjection of others through promise of official spoils, has made them mas ter of the legislative department of Ken tucky. The Democratic party hi& beei\ put in the position of an enemy to the public peace and a menace to popular in stitutions, with a record of unparalleled outrages during the past year. "We are about to enter upon a na tional compaign; the probable leader in this campaign has made himself the as sociate and the supporter of the men who were repudiated at the polls. He is to return next week to Kentucky to aid the conspirators in driving from office men who have been elected. The success of the schemes already developed at Frankfort would bury the Democratic party for a decade in ignominy and pop ular contempt. The success of th-?se Schemes would be a temporary surrender of a republican form of government. The future is dark with threatened danger of the gravest character. "If the people of Kentucky will speak directly to their representatives, in com manding tones, they may yet save the state and party from Irretrievable disas ter and unexampled disgrace. We appetf! to you, therefore, to read in the record of the past twelve -months the darker* record of defeat and disaster that may follow during the twelve months to i come. If you are still loyal to the plat- i form of 38t>6. and desire this year to give your candidate for president the elec toral vote of Kentucky, you must' not permit the political desperadoes in con trol of the Democratic caucus at Frank fort to make the party responsible for the action of the reckless and desperate leaders now in control of the legislature." REPUBLICAN MANIFESTO. The epublican manifesto follows about the same lines. It contains the following: "Two months after a general election a flefeaied minomy is detying the law, violating the constitution, and seeking by revolutionary means to establish usurpers In public positions already filled by men you have chosen to conduct your affairs. "A political conspiracy against repre sentative government approaches a climax. Every light guaranteed by your constitutldh is violated ruthlessly, alike in party convention, by election commis sioners, by officers of the judiciary de partment and by representatives in the legislature. "Unless you will act so as to instruct your representatives in the legislature to execute your will, the enemies of respect able government may yet triumph, or in their vain efforts to triumph, may pro vokf. bloodshed. "Since the assembling of vour leglsla • ture you have seen one act of usurpation and outlawry tread upon another's heels 6O fast they follow. "The provisions that contesting commit tees shall be chosen by lot has been reck lessly set aside by a disgraceful piece of jugglery, and packed committees are to hear contests for the two highest offices In the state. "Your members have been Intimidated by false charges of bribery, made in ad vaftce of the meeting of the legislature and the vote of a senator who openly confesses that he has accepted a bribe is necessary for the consummation of these acts of usurpation. "Tn short, a revolution in every depart ment of your government proceeds un checked. Tour rights are denied vou. and you are deprived oT the privileges of se lecting your own officers by nets, and pretended acts, which have about them no shadow of right or reason. The char acter of your institutions is being 1 changed, and without dtie proe'eps of law men are deprived of office and other men affss&Sfflg? rißhts than th * "In justice to ourselves, and in lu«tice to you, impelled by our regard for the constitution and th* laws, anTbv our de votion to the principles of representative government, we make these representa tions to you, and we beseech you bo to act ap to relieve your representatives from fear of intimidation and to secure from them and through them full Spoils/' y ° lir " ffl aS expresseda " OUTLOOK SERIOUS. The situation in the contests for gover nor and the state offices, and the ques tion of what is going to happen when the final result is declared are tonight fruit ful of the m*st extravagant speculation. If the adherents of the contests, the Re publican incumbents of the state offices, carry out the line of procedure they now threaten, by refusing to vacate even in case the legislature decides In favor of the Democratic contestants, the situation will be serious, and if the statements of some of the men high in the councils of the state are credited this is what they pro -1 pose to do. K. H. Hampton, secretary of the Repub lican state central committee, said this • afternoon that the talk of holding an anti- Goebel state convention here next week was purely an invention, but he predicted that several thousand anti-Qoebel men ■ from all parts of the state would be here ' to protest by their presence against un seating Taylor and Marshall, and to sus tain them if the legislature votes to turn them out. He denied that any of these now here are soldiers in citizens' clothes, as charged by the Goebel Democrats. James Andrew Scott, one of the attor neys for the contestants In minor state contests, said tonight: "The Importation of soldiers and thugs here for the purpose of intimidating the legislature will not work. They arc bluff ing, and no trouble will occur. As for their threats that they will hold on in spite of the decision by the legislature, they may do this for a few days, but the courts would recognize the regular state government, and If Mr. Taylor dees not then give in he will subject himself to m ■ 1 * prosecution and all of the penalties against usurpation, which I have no idea he will want to encounter." CONTENTION OF TAYLOR MEN. Most of the Democratic leaders coincide with Scott. Ex-Gov. Bradley and all of the Republican leaders hold that the con test proceedings are being conducted in an arbitrary manner, without regard to the law, and that for these reasons the decision, if adverse to Taylor, should not be binding on him. They filed a bill of specifications as to their objections to the trial of contests and the reasons why the proceedings are all illegal. These are: "That the Democratic members of, the legislature with a few exceptions had their minds made up, and were, committed in advance of the filing of the contests to vote to scat Goebel and Beckham; that the committees trying the contests are fraudulently constituted and can have no just powers because of the fraudulent •manner- in which they were drawn as charged by the Republicans and not de nied by Clerk Leigh, that the time al lowed for taking evidence is so short as to practically amount to a denial to the contestants of the right to prove their cases and that the refusal to accept de positions as evidence operates in the same manner." The sum total of all these, according to Gov. Taylor's attorneys, brings the case within some of the Inhibitions of the fourteenth amendment to the federal con stitution. HUNDREDS OF WITNESSES. LEXINGTON. Ky., Jan. 13.— Over three hundred citizens here from all classes have. been summoned to appear in Frank fort from the 35th to 19th of this month as witnesses before the various legislative committees, investigating the alleged il legal returns in November in connection which the pending contests for the state offices. MR. BRYAN EXPLAINS. Defines His Position With Reference to Filipino*. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 13.-W. J. Bryan passed through Kansas City, this morning for Columbia, Mo., where he is to speak this afternoon. Asked about his Minne apolis Interview, in which he waa report ed as expressing views favorable to ex pansion, Mr." Bryan said: "I have for one year been discussing imperialism and I have tried to distin guish between such an extension of the nation's limits as would not change the character of the government, and an ex pansion which converts a homogeneous republic into a heterogenous t /ipire. When the annexation of any given terri tory is under consideration the question is, first, whether the people want to come lnr and, second, whether the peo pie are capable of sharing in the govern ment and destiny of this nation. I believe that all people are capable of governing themselves, and that the Filipinos should be allowed to govern themselves, but I do not think they are sufficiently advanc ed to share with us in the government of the nation. If the Philippine islands are annexed the people there must either be citizens or subjects. I am not willing to admit them as citizens, and do not believe that a republic can have subjects. Therefore I ask this nation to give them independence and then protect them from outside interference. Each proposed an nexation must be considered upon its own merits, but In considering these merits the condition of the people should have more weight than geographical position or commercial advantage." TO PASS UP SILVER. New York Democrat* 'Will Auk Mr. Bryan to Treat It Lightly. NEW YORK, Jan. 13.— 1n connection with the aproachlng visit of W. J. Bryan to New York, the Evening Post today says: "It was learned today that great effort will be made to get Mr. Bryan to speak while here on the lines Indicated in recent interviews by Eliot Danforth, chairman of the Democratic executive committee— that Is, to treat imperialism and trusts as the main issue of the campaign and avoid giving undue prominence to the 16 to 1 issue. Mr. Bryan has made several speeches already on these fines, and it is believed that he can be induced to leave free silver In the background while he is in what Is called 'the enemy's coun try.' "The dinner to be given to Mr. Bryan ay O. H. P. Belmont, on Jan. 22, will be u. sort of preliminary. Many of the party leaders of the state, as well as repre sentatives of the Chicago platform Demo crats, wiil sit at the Belmont table, and it is said an attempt will be made to bring both wings of the party together In order that a harmonious delegation can be sent to the national convention. Mr. Bryan has given many indications lately that he desires harmony in New York state. He has curbed the enthusi asm of his silver followers here, and has shown a disposition to court the favor of Tammany. He has also been in close communication with Eliot Danforth, who has taken on himself the task of harmonizing the party so that Bryan will get New York's electoral votes. ' BOSTON, Jan. 13.— 1t is expected that Mr. Bryan will arrive here from Provi dence during the forenoon of the 30th. The Bryan club of this city will give him a breakfast, after which the state com mittee will take him in charge. The mass meeting in Mechanics' hall will be held at S p. m., and the dinner in Fan-, ueil hall will be Berved at 10 o'clock. STKINLEY- IS SAFE. Mr. Manna Says He Will Be Nom inated by Acclamation. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13.— The sub committee of the Republican national convention began today the work of lay ing plans for the presidential campaign. Shortly after 9 o'clock the committee vis ited Mayor Ashbrldge. In the party were Senator Hanna, chairman; "Joe" Man ley, 11. C. Payne, of Wisconsin; United States Senator N. B. Scott, of West Vir ginia; Richard Kerens, of Missouri, and Charles Dick, of Ohio, the secretary of the national committee; President Henry Burke and Chairman W. S. P. Shields, of the local citizens' committee, and a number of others. The committee went to the Exposition buildings in West Phil adelphia to Inspect the auditorium in which the convention is to Le held. All the visitors expressed their satisfaction at the selection of the hall. Regarding the convention. Senator Hanna said: "Of course, President McKmley will ba renomlnatc' . and, without doubt, he will receive every vote in the convention; but when it comes to choosing his running mate and deciding on the platform, there Is likely to be an abundance of excite ment." The Manufacturers' club has offered the facilities of its building to all of the Republican national commltteemen who may be in the city during the campaign, and also to extend the same privilege to each delegate and alternate In attendance In the convention. During the conference with Mayor Ash bridge Senator Hanna made the first statement which he has uttered in his capacity as Republican national chair man on the issues and plans for the com ing convention. He said: First, the national Issues will be the prosperity Of the people of the country. Second, the retention of the Philippines. The Republican party is in pressing and Immediate need of funds to carry on the work of the campaign, and it must be begun without delay. The Democratic party has labor agitators at work throughout the West, ar.d the Republican campaign committee finds it necessary to meet them at every point. SUNDAY MORNING, JANURRY 14, 1900.— TWENTY— FOUR PAGES. TALK IS TRIFLING FRIVOLITY OP MR. BALFOVR IN HIS RECENT SPEECHES IS SEVERELY CENSURED CABINET CHANGES SUGGESTED OFFICIALS WHO HAVE BEEN RE SPONSIBLE FOR WAR MIS TAKES IN DISFAVOR GOVERNMENT IS ARRAIGNED Extremists Say the Safety of the Empire In It* Hand* la Not Worth Six Months' Pnrchase— All Look to Lord Roberts and Gen. Kitchener to Change the Situation— Trouble In Liberia. Copyrighted by the Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 13.-The frivolity dis played in his recent speeches by Mr. Bal four, the government leader in the house of commons, has landed as what is known as the strongest government of modern times In the slough from which extrica tion Is difficult if not impossible. His light hearted remarks, which were pleas antly reeclved by the nation when times were good and all was well, are offensive to a people mourning for lost sons and deeply angered by unprecedented revers es. Mr. Balfour, if he had tried, could not have more successfully put his coun trymen on edge, and when Lord Salisbury speaks he will have much to atone for. The memory Of Mr. Chamberlain's "al liance" speech was dying away, before Mr. Balfour put his foot still deeper in the mire. The Conservatives deeply hoped that Mr. Balfour would profit by Mr. Chamberlain's example and keep a j discreet silence. As the Saturday Review, one of the government's stanchest sup porters, put It, "the administration Is now face to face, not with the opposition, but ■ with the nation." It is a crisis out of. which several must come with reputa tions smlrohed, and may possibly result in the wreck of the government. In any case a reconstruction of the cabinet seems Inevitable. The Spectator protests against mak ing Mr. Balfour the scapegoat, and de clares that though Lord Salisbury is still the wisest mind in the empire, It is im possible for him to continue much longer boih prime minister and foreign secre tary. It advocates his retention at the head of the foreign office and the ap pointment of Mr. Balfour as premier, the Marquis of Lansdowne being succeeded at the war office by Mr. 11. Arnold Fors ter. The same paper, gravely reviewing the . serious military conditions of the country, advocates an elaborate plan for home defense, including a volunteer army, recruited from civilians and form er soldiers, which would not actually be called out except in case of invasion, but which would form a nucleus to enable the standing army to be sent abroad without qualms. "If we are to escape conscription,"' says the Outlook, "the public must be educat ed to take a more serious, discriminating and self-sacrificing interest in the army.' 1 DEPENDS UPON KITCHENER. In the meanwhile, «o the Associated Press learns, Lord Salisbury does not mean to be Inactive. He believes the salvation of Great Britain's military sys tem depends on Gen. Lord Kitchener, In whom he has long had implicit faith. It is already planned that If Lords Roberts and Kitchener bring the campaign to a successful termination the latter will be brought home to honors almost equal to those of the Duke of .Wellington. He will be put into the war office, and will be given a free hand to brush away the cob webs which clog the British army. Lord Roberts, of course, will not be neglected, but then he would be too old for such work as is outlined for Lord Kitchener. Perhaps, before this can be accomplished. Lord Salisbury will be out of power and Lord Kitchener will be discredited, but upon such rehabilitation, by means of a young and brilliant agent, has the heart of the British premier been set. It re mains to be seen whether fate will en able him to carry It out. Mention of Lord Kitchener is insep arably connected with Khartum, where it was announced this week the first train from Cairo had arrived. The Associated Press learns this is not quite correct, for there are stiil about 300 miles between these places on which no railroad has been built. Until the Nile dam is com pleted it is Impossible to construct a road between Assuan and "Vfady Haifa. The way the first tralnloact of excursionists arrived at Khartum was by disembark ing at Assuan Into a river boat, traveling: by water to Wady- Haifa, and then board ing a military train, formerly used for the conveyance of wounded sofulers, which took them to. Khartum. The ho tel there is not ready, but the visitors were accommodated on the old Gordon steamboat, which had been fitted up as a sort of house boat. GOVERNMENT ARRAIGNED. Reverting: to home polities and the Bal four muddle, the extremist view Is well voiced In a public lefter written by Hen ry Broadhurst (Liberal Labor), member of parliament for Leicester, formerly secretary of the parliamentary commit tee of the trade* union congress, in which he says: "The amazing confession of Ignorance, Incapacity and almost indifference, made by Mr. Balfour, makes- the stoutest hearts feel that in the hands of the present gov ernment the safety of the empire is not worth six months' purchase." Mr. BaKour's statement that thr^e army corps were placed In the field without a hitch has given ths critics an excellent and not wasted opportunity of 'pointing out that though enough individuals to make up three corps are on their way to South Africa, they only have the artil lery requisite, according 1 to the British regulations, for one corps, while in cav alry and army servlc* components they are almost equally*- preving the very lack of orjrttnlzatton so frequently laid at the door -o£- the war office. GRABBING TERRITORY. Advices to the Associated Press from Liberia Indicate that Germany is emulat- . THE BELLE OF SOUTH AFRICA. ing France In her endeavor to grab ter ritory, and is working strenuously to persuade or coerce Liberia into accept ing a protectorate- The request has take i the form of a demand by Herr Humpel meyer, the Germati consul at Morovla, who has just "returned from a visit to Berlin, for immediate reparation for al leged maltreatment in 1597. The cass i3 that . of a German • planter named Koch, who, refusing to obey a civil summons!, was taken to the coui rs. by force. The case has been ..the subject of correspond ence between the two governments, and though not settled by ihe Lib?rian 'courts, Herr Humpelmeyer' threatens to take ac tion if Herr Koch's claims are not set tled. The Liberian gov.^-jjmcnt believes that France and Germany will take advantiga of Great Britain's acthity to force them to accept a protectorate. The little re public, shut out from crinmunicatlon with the outside world, is considering appeals Ing to Washington for intervention, and there is a growing f-eellng of appealing for a Blrtish or American protectorate. As in the Koch case, the French en croachments have been referred to In previous dispatches. Edward Blake, Nationalist member of parliament for South Langford, formerly chancellor of Canada, is speaking very plainly on the subject of rumors that members of certain Iri?h scaeties contem plated an invasion of Canada. He said , to the people of Langford .that if he b3 lleved It was true; he would have bor rowed a Mauser, have, learned the new rifle practice, and "have taken passage to Canada, to "he l p defend' my wife, chil dren and grandchildren from my brothar home rulers." The former (Canadian lead er has no sympathy with the more ad vanced sections of his party. ■ , CLAIMED BY TWO. Women Who A^«ert They Were Wed ded to Guktare Jtelie. SIOUX CITY, 10., Jan. i3.— Two women, who say they are the wives of Dr. Gus tave Mahe. of. this city, who died sud denly here Thursday ujght, each claims his body. AVife >~v 1 is in San Fran cisco and- Wife No. 2 Is here. Mahe is well known --to New York and San Fran cisco. -^— .. Peat House Burned. DES MOINES. 10. Jan. 18.— The city pest house in North Des Moines was burned t Mb evening by citizens in order to prevent its use' for smallpox patients. BEARIS GROWLING 75,000 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS LEAVE TIFLIS, TRANSCAUCASIA, FOR BAKU IRE lOflM ON AFGiiAHSTIN FUTURE MOVEMENTS WILL DE PEND UPON ACTIONS OF BRIT ISH IN INDIA ANOTHER WAR IS IN SIGHT Ruanla'a Preparations (or the Con flict Are All Taken, 250,000 Me a Being AMembled Where They Can Be Called Into Service on Short Notice — StudroiM at Strategical Points Being Increased. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 7 (via Paris, Jan. 13.) — Seventy-five thousand Russian soldiers have left Tinis, Transcaucasia, for Baku, on the western coast of the Caspian sea. They will cross at once to Krasnovodsk, whence they will pro ceed to Kouschka, the frontier station on the borders of Afghanistan. They will soon advance to s a point even nearer to Herat, the occupation of which town now depends only on events in Afghanistan and on the movements of British troops in India. Russia's preparations for war are all taken. In Siberia, as close to the frontier of British India as is possible, 250,000 men are now assembled. Gen Yonoff, recently designated for the especially important command of the Russian forces in the ■aemi-Reltschensk district, already has ar rived at Kouschka. The Russian squadrons at Port Arthur and in the Persian gulf are being in creased daily. Brazilian Army Appointment*. RIO JANEIRO,. Jan. 13.-Generals Ar golla and Camera have been promoted to the rank of generals of divisions and colonels Serra Martins and Marciano Ma galhis have been made generals of brl-" grades. Gen. Ocstallat has been appointed director of the military school. Gen Texerra has been appointed commander of artillery and Gen. Castro has been ap pointed commander of the First military district. Son of Gen. Garibaldi Dead. ROME, Jan. 13.— A dispatch from Bor dlghera, on the Riviera, today announced the death of Manlio Garibaldi, son of the late Gen. Garibaldi. * ANTI-TRUST LEAGUE. Prominent Men to Aid in Work of Commercial Travelers. NEW YORK, Jan. 13.-The board of managers of the Commercial Travelers' and Hotelmen's Anti-Trust league held a meeting in this city today. It was de cided to arrange a meeting of the com mittee on legislation, of which Joseph J. Willet, of Alabama, is i-hairman, to be held In Chicago. Feb. 12. The following letter was received at headquarters to day from ex-Gov. William Stone, of Mis souri, vice chairman of the Democratic national committee: "I have the honor to acknowledge re ceipt of your favor, informing me of my election a3 a member of the legislative committee of the Commercial Travelers' and Hotelmen's Anti-Trust league. lam willing to accept the appointment and aid your league In its good work-as far as I can." Other letters accepting membership on the committee on legislation were also received, among them one from John R. McLean, in which he says: "Anything: I can do to help the com mercial travelers I will gladly do." _^ __ Given Another Chance. t WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. -First - Lieu tenant John- W. Lynch, of the marine corps, was. recently convicted by court martial at CavJte, P. 1., of viola tions of the regulations and sen tenced to be dismissed from the service. It appears from the evidence that in July last, while under the in fluence of strong drink, he attempted A break into a private residence. Rear Ad miral Watson haa commuted the sen tence to the loss of ten numbers in hi? grade. BULLETIN OP IMPORTANT SEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair; Colder. I— War Censorship Severe. Kentucky Outlook Dark. ■' S English Cabinet Arraigned* ; France for Peace. .... i" 2— St. Paul Boy n< Manila. 3— lce Carnival Off. St. Paul Financed. 4— ln St. Paul Pnlplts. 6— Ship Subsidy-Bill. Northwest Xewi. News of the Railroads. 6— Editorial. 7— SlioivlnK of Banks. The Warm Corner. Medical Notes. B— Berlin Feeling Cordial. 9— Minneapolis Matters. 10— Sporting News. Gossip for Golfers. Outlook for Boxing. 11— Horrors of Ceutn. Diving for Pcarla. 12— In the Field of Labor. Pro-Boer Banquet. Kewa of Ledge Huonu. 13— Public School Funda. 14— Books of the Hour. Ghost of West Wing. 15 — Bnhiru'Ks Announcement. 16— St. Paul Social News. 17— Fashions for Women. Suburban Social. 18— To Tell Planets. St. Paul'* Milk Supply. First Klmberley Diamond. 19— Biggest of Battleships. Aiurrlrn.il With Bo«r«. What Sovereigns Eat. 2O — Congressional Pickings. To Aid Colored Men. Freak of Nature. 21— The Holy Year. * : .^\ New Penal Code Proposed. Infant Ingenue. 22— Markets of the World. 23— Popular Want*. 24— Week at the Theaters. OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK— Arrived: Wlllihad, from Bremen; Marquette, from London; Etruria, Liverpool; Norge, Copenhagen, etc. Bailed: Samiatin, Glasgow; Lu cania, Liverpool; Belgravia, Hamburg*. NAPLES— Arrived : Werra. New York and proceeded for Genoa. ROTTERDAM— SaiIed: Rotterdam, New York. CHERBOURG— SaiIed: New York, from Southampton for New York. YOKOHAMA— Arrived, previously, steam er America Maru, San Francisco, via Honolulu for Hong Kong. TODAY IN ST. PAUL. METROPOLITAN— "The New York Brewer" (in German), 5.16 p. m. GRAND— "Under the Red Robe," 8:15 p. m. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 9 p.m. Olympic— vaudeville, 2 find 8 p, m. Socialist labor party, Assembly hall, 2 p. m. i i i f Passion play pictures, St. Louis' Catholio church, Wabasha and Exchange streets, 4 and 8 p. m. Negroes meet to protest against Southern lynchlngs, Pilgrim Baptist church*, Ce dar street and Summit avenue, 8 p. m. EDUCATORS AT OUTS. President or Faculty of Cincinnati University Must Resign. CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 13.-The situa tlon at the University of Cincinnati has become serious, but nothing definite can be learned until Monday, for which date a special session of the trustees has been called. Owing to differences between the members of the faculty and President Ayers there has been trouble ever since the latter took charge last year. Yes terday President Ayers announced that the resignation of members of the facul ty would be accepted In June at the end of the academic year. It was then un derstood that some of the professors ■would be reinstated. The members of the faculty have since decided that if they are to go they might as well quit now, and a special meeting of the trus tees has been called for Monday to con sider the situation. If all the members of the faculty quit now most of the students say they will also leave. The issue has become such that either President Ayers or the mem bers of the faculty must quit at once, according to the ultimatum of the lat ter. WANTS BIG DAMAGES Well Known Ohio Capitalist Bring* Suit for Over $1,000,000. AKRON, 0., Jan. 13.— Sam J. Ritchie, the well known capitalist of this city, began a damage suit for $1,200,000 in the common pleas court of this city today against Judge Stevenson Burke, H. P. McTntosh, Crarles W. Blngham and the other directo-s of the Anglo-American Iron company. Ritchie, who originally discovered the valuable depotits of mineral in the Sal bury district of Canada, has been in constant litigation for years with the Cleveland capitalists who were interested with him in developing the field. CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Chicago Mall Carrier Confes«e« to Pilfering. CHICAGO, Jan. 13,— The mystery of the theft of thousands of letters sent out for city delivery from the Chicago postoffice in the last three months was solved to day by the- arrest of a mail carrier, Fred Lawrence Buck, of 2256 Wilcox avenue. Inspectors who watched him for hours discovered convincing evidence of his guilt, and after he was taken into cus tody, stolen letters, money orders, checks and cash were found in his pockets. Then he confessed to pilfering for more than three months. W. W. Gnge Dead. TOLEDO, 0., Jan. 13.- W. W. Gage, a cousin of Lyman J. Gage, died here today. His last act was to dictate a reply to a letter he had received from the secretary of the treasury ae to his ancestry, in "or der to determine their relationship. Sec retary Gage was notified. Deceased was a consumptive, and died pennllese. - — The End of the Nineteenth Century Witnesses the unprecedented success of G. H. Mumm's Extra Dry, imports in 1889 being 109,303 cases, 72,495 ifiore than any other brand. These facts speak, not misleading figures bid at auction sales. PART ONE Pages i to 12 PRICE FIVE CENTS.. SILENCE AT FROST CENSOR HAS TIGHTENED HIS GRASP UPON. NEWS SENT FROM SOUTH AFRICA POLIOS OF ti&IERU ROBERTS BELIEVED THAT SOME IMPORTANT MOVE IS ABOUT TO BE MADE BY THE BRITISH BOERS ARE DRIVEN BACK Their Patrol Forced to Retire Afte* a Brisk Engagement— Indications* Are That a General Attack (.'pen! Boer Forces I« Due — Humor* of Another Reverse to Gen. Bulle* Disturb the Londoners. LONDON, Jan. 14.-The veil concealing the theater of war from the anxious eyes of Great Britain and the rest of the world i 3 sUII unlifted. It Is impossible to doubt that this absolute closing of all the channels of Information Is due to the censorship, the strictness of which has been redoubled since the landing of Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener, con cerning whom nothing haa transpired since the announcement of their arrival at Cape Town four days ago. The war office stated at midnight that no further news from the front had been, received and none from any other source, has come to hand during the night. A« usual, when news Is scarce, the rumor mongers are busy. The latest story floated wa 3 that Intelligence had reached the headquarters of the Scots guards that Gen. Buller had again sustained a serious defeat. Inquiry at Wellington barracks ■howed that while such a rumor had reached there It was neither official nor in any form deserving of credence. ANOTHER BIG WAR CREDIT. The London Sun today reports that on reassembling of parliament, Jan. 30, the government will immediately ask for a further war credit of £20,000,000. GEN. FRENCH'S PLANS APPROVED, The movement of Gen. French's troops in the vicinity of Colesberg this morning is taken to indicate that Gen. Lord Roberts has recognized the Importance of Gen. French's objective, namely to obtain command of both bridges across the Orange river, and has hastened to send him reinforcements. It Is also thought to partially confirm the sugges tion that Gen. Buller's plans include synchronous movements in all the sphere* of operation. About 4,000 troops sailed for South Africa this afternoon. REVERSE FOR BOERS. RENSKURO, Cape Colony, Jan. 13— A strong force of British troops advanced, this morning under cover of a brisk ar tillery fire, and encamped at Sllngera fontein, on the Boers' eastern flank. The Boer patrols retired, but subsequently a body of .Boers attempted to seize the position, threatening communication be- ween the British encampment and R ens burg. The New Zealanders, with a bril liant dash, frustrated the attempt. They raced and seized the positon first and fired volleys at the en£my, who retired In the direction at Colesbcrg. ' PROBABLY DELAYED REPORT. VIENNA, Jan. 13.-The Neue Frele Presso today publishes a dispatch from Brussels, saying news has been received, there from Pretoria t.j the effect that the Boers have stormed all the heights around I..ad>. smith aivl that the capiiula tion of 'that place Is hourly etpectPfl. It is possible that the news rec-f ivfd In Vienna, by way df Brussels from Pre* toria, may refer to the lighting of KnMir day last, Jan 6, when the Boers captured the British trendies three times and were thrice- driven out at the point of the bayonet, and the fact that the lioer* oc« cupled one BHtUh position all day lOßfcj only being driven out of li at night. OPERATES AGAINST MONARCHY LISBON. Jan. 13.— The Republican press Is working up an agitation against the monarchy on the basis >>f England's inter ference wlih vessels outside Delagoa bay. They declaie thai England's action It a violation of Portugal's neutrality and Is due to the weakness of the existing regime. VOLUNTEERS WILDLY CHEERED. SOUTHAMPTON, Jan. 13— Immense crowds tilled the streets of Southampton as the volunteers braided the transports Briton and Garth Castle. Many of the soldiers carried union jacks on thotr guns, while In several instances the^e were supylanted by the stars and stripes. Which evoked great enthusiasm from the ciowds. The lord mayor, the lady mny oress and many officials took luncheon on beard the transports, which finally sailed amtd the tooting of whistle*, the cheeri of the crowds and tha playing of national anthems by the bands. THOUSANDS CHEERED BRITONS. CHICAGO, Jan. 13.-Three thousand people filled Central Music hall this evening, cheered for Great Britain and Queen Victoria until their voices were hoarse and denounced the Boers and all their political works. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Sons and Daughters of Great Britain, and was en thusiastic in the extreme. Resolutions were adopted approving the course taken by Great Britain in dealing with the South African republic. The principal address of the evening was made by Rev. Doug las Mackenzie. One thousand dollars in cash was collected for the widows and orphans of British soldiers. PRO-BOER MEETING. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13.— A pro-Boer mass meeting was held in the Academy of Music here tonight, under the ausplc€s of the Irish and German-American societies. There were about 2,000 people in attend ance, and speeches were made by a num ber of prominent persons. Including judges of the courts and clergymen. Tfce president of the meeting was Judge W. F. Ashman, of the orphans' court, and among the vice presidents were Judges Samuel Pennypacker and C. Y. Audreld, of the court of common pleas, and Con* gressman "William McAleer. SYMPATHY FOR THE BOERS. DES MOINES, 10., Jan. IS.— The Y. M. C. A. auditorium was crowded this even gin for the mass meeting to express sym pathy for the cause of the Boera. Judge W. A. Trls presided, and addresses were made by Judge E. A. Spurrier, Mayor Jo seph MacVicker, Rev. I. N. Cash, Judge David Ryan. Col. Joseph Eiboeck, Justice J J. Haloran, G. B. Sullivan, Henry Wai lace Judge Spurrier declared lowa ought to raise 5,000 men and $100,000 as its con tribution to the cause of the Transvaal Independence, and he was cheered to the echo. _ Indiana Murder. EVANS VILLE. Ind.. Jan. If ~J<>hn Purcell, a coal miner, shot and klhed m. young man, named Roff, In Augusta, late tonight. Purcell was arrested.