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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1900.
Waterbury Is ' Closing the Gap Slowly But Surely. ,r Averages of the Teams and riayers Russell Is Coming Up the Line at Lightning Speed-Fox Leads the Goal Tenders This Week-Curtiss Still Has the Lead in Getting Goals Bone Cannot lie Beaten in Hash ing Waterbury Defeated Hartford Saturday Night The following are the averages of the players and the standing of the teams up to and including Saturday night's game. They aiy compiled from the otiicial records of the scorers by the Waterbury Di-moeraf. Team Scoring. Hartford has still a slight load oii team si-iiylng with 240. New llavi'ii , .Mernlen J4 ami waieruury IerideU, disbanded, had 124. Individual Scoring. Curtiss siill hiis the lead and this time lie is being' pressed by Hussell who has come u tin- line with a rnsli 'nrtiss has 1-2". Russell IKS. Wodtk; 110. .lason 104, Hone .v7. Pierce 70. Daly 72. Gritlin 52. Schiller 10. Cotter 41. Schotield 40. Lewis and Jean ".4 each. Whipple 10. Canavan 3S. II. "Whiting l-", Holderness S. Doherty and Moonev O each. W. Whiting :!. Hayes and Cusick 2 each. Warner, Pcufield, Ifausnian, Williams 1 each. Hushes. Bone, of course, is still leading-svith a big percentage. He has now X04 to his credit. Dalv K1.. 'nrtiss b'". Lewis 140, Schiffer 111. Schotield TS. Russell Si'.K Jason .20. Pierre 10, WodtUe K!. Griffin !. Warner 0. H. Whiting Canavau. Dolierty and Williams '' each; .lean and W. thiting 2 each: Parsons and Whipple 1 each; tie43. Stops. Ileffernan still leads on the number of stops with 1.2(11. I.ations I.K.5. Fox 1.151. Starkie 1.122. Cusick 01O. Main 40, Moonev 25. Dolierty and Whipple 2 each, H.'aml W. Whiting 1 each. Fouls. x " Tommy Holderness made but one foul List week, but he still leads with 10, Barney Doherty. who also made but one foul last week, has 17. Cotter It), Haves !l, Whipple. I.ations. Kussell and Jean S each, HetTernan and Grif fin 7 each. Bono and Moonev i each, Wodtke 5. Cusick 4. W. Whiting. Can avan. Fox. II. Whiting. Williams and SehinVr " each. Dalv. Jason and Main 2 each. Lewis. Scholield, Coggeshall, llausman and Starkie 1 each. GOAL TENDERS AVERAGES. Chances. Stops. I1 C. i- ox , Heft'ernan Lations ... Cusick ... Starkie. ... ..1.3S0 .1.457 .1.421 . .1.0112 .1,400 1-.1S7 1.240 . 1.214 1110 .1,101 .800 .S"5 sr, t .82) STANDING OF. .THE CLUBS. .1. 3 3 ' ,"P 4 -t -j- New Haven .. AVaterbury Hartford ,Meriden Meriden Games Lost . -Disbanded. I '4;20.r.8H 721 '..":! 5 i.s;.ni4 4. IS. 51 4 I 0!.2:H :0;83i 4! -I -l 4 ..I 4j 0 I -I ! 2i . .1415!171 The Hartford Globe speaks of Saturday- night's game as follows: AVaterbury defeated Hartford at the Coliseum last night m about, the rocu lest came of polo seen mi since the collapse of the Waii.u Regulars In tle days of the old state league. The score was O to 3, but these figures hardly tell the' story of ' the game, for Barney Doherty must have stopped at least fifty drives from Jean and Russell, which were aimed at the cage from several different sec tions of the surface- Tom Cotter tried Lewis, the former Meriden player, on the rush line instead of Schiller, and although the youngster evidently Worked hard, he seemed imbued with the idea that he was called upon to do all the floor work and driving for the cage.. . The ex-Mcriden man plavf d tail end polo' to perfection, and after the first period there were continual cries for, Schiffer, who sat on the bench. Whfti Lewis appeared for the sec ond period the yelling continued to increase in volume and Referee Leahy" was forced to omit announcing the goals, so loud were the cries for the popular little rusher. Lewis seemed to be dodging himself half of the time, and during the- balance of the period he was utterly useless to himsi If or his associates, and the Rough Riders made him look like a deuce in a -marked deck. The game was all Watt rbury's way in the second inning, and when the time limit'expired the score was 5 to 1 in the visitors' favor and the crowd was still yelling for Schiffer when the gong sounded. Lewis then left the floor and the .ovation which greeted the appearance of the liliputian as he jumped on the surface must have filled his heart with joy. About this time Starkie had a bad case of "gou gou" eyes and the crowd seemed ut terly disgusted when Holderness caged a. goal from the entire length of the wirfnetv Cotter left the floor and Main wont to halfback and Doherty to cen ter. . The game then became more' interest ing and the Indians outplayed the vis itors.'. After nearly ten minutes or the- hardest kind of playing, during which time Fox, was kept busy. Schif fer. caught a pass from AVodtko and sent the ball into the netting. ' This encouraged the Hartford men to great er efforts and at the end of two min rites and thirty seconds Wodtkf cnged the ball on a pass from Schiffer. About three minutes remained and although Schiffer, Wodtke and Dohertv kept up a merry tattoo upon the AVaterbury caee there was no further scoring. ' It Is. of eonrse. hard to judge a man .before he has played a few games, but 3n the "opinion 'o 1m ecanka Schiffer cits rplay .fnoreC rioJo- 1ri Uircerminu'tes thajs Lewis .rfll': toe '-!! te purTina Week bT! ganfeSi-s RchifCer- Is - hahdi-,npped.bv,.7HS'-treibtf esjKK-iaUy.Jn the games abroad, l in the home games thh season he has played sensational poiOv, une core: ., , - .:.. . fwatei'bury. ; Positions. HartfGrd. Ti-assell . . t- first rush. .Lewis, Srhiffef CirWn v. .second meh .-.w Wodtke iiMu ......... center Cotter Holderness Fox halfback . . goal . . . Doherty . Starkie . sTiuie. Won by t Caged Jby 1. ;-Iiavtford Wodtke? . ... . 0:55 2. "' Waterbury" Hussell ......... 8:25 Limit. - - 3. Waterbury " Russell 4. Waterbury Griffin .... 5. AVaterbury Jean. (J. AVaterbury Russell .... - Limit. ' 7. AVaterbury Holderness S. , Hartford Schiffer . . . . Hartford Wodtke ... ..8:20 .. 1:03 .. 5:05 .. 0:35 9:45 2:30 Time Limit. Score, AVaterbury C, Hartford 3 rushes, Lewis 7, Russell :i, Schiffer 2 steps, Starkie 21, Fox 27; timer, Lyons referee, Leahy; attendance, 1,500. Meriden here to-morrow night. There should be another big crowd in attendance to-morrow iright, when the Meridens come here. That aggre gation has made it interesting for the local players, and there will be a con test worth witnessing.- That game in New Haven to-night should be a hard fousrht one. Should New Haven lose AVaterbury will take the lead by a very few points. It is good- betting that Waterbury, if de feated, will not ho worsted as badly as was Meriden the other night. If we are to have another team in Ihis. league, where do Hit.' teams start V Of course, a new schedule will have to be made up, and all the teams wi 1 very likely stalt on an even footing. If New Britain should come in and she gets the pick of the best players in the Maine league it will make one of Ihe closest tights ever seen iu the polo world between the five teams. Two juvenile polo teams, one rep resenting Bishop street and the other calling themselves the Ivys played a game yesterday on Hawkins street and a hot. game it was. It melted the ice on the street and some of the players therefore had to forego their skates. The contest resulted iu a great vic tory. for the Bishop street team, the score being three to one in their favor. Xow the visitors are ready for more teams to conquer. Johnny Biordau captained the Bishop streets and AVillie Cahill the Ivys. The National league managers werj startled a tew days ago by a query propounded by Manager Cotter, of the Hart fords. It was this: "Would you object to granting a franchise for New Britain to II. H. Jr linings, formerly of the Hartford clubV He says that lie can get Burgess and McGilvray of the Bath club, Maine league, and other stars." It is needless to say that the managers instantly and without the slightest reserve answered that they would welcome Jennings to the league and might have a brass band to help Jtiim on lys opening njght. Since Man ager Cotter sprung the question noth ing further has been heard about the matter. What sort of a dream it was that Jennings had. or what kind of a play lie -was trying to perpetrate is not kuoffn.-Xcw Haven Register. One of the most, interesting players of this league to watch is Russell, of the Waterburys. His presence on that team is worth more in the matter of goal getting than any combination Manager I'arsons could have worked out.. AYith Gi iliin and Russell on the rush line, the AYaterburys are easily the best balanced team in the league. Griffin Is a tireless, indefatigable floor worker, but net an accurate driver. AViih Russell at cover point, however. Griffin has only to hand the ball over and it is whipped into the case iu a twinkling. Xo other team in the league lias two fftich rushers. Bone, of" this city, is a lightning driver at; covet point, but his floor work is of such su perior quality that he has no equa'; hence he can not play the position. Fierce and Wodtke are similarly sit uated, and all three teams have young clever rushers to support them who. while clever in their work, are not up to the R'i . " uidard. AVith the . Jean at center, and 1'of-ky. stock -Holder ness at hplfoitck. the AVaterbury teant has indeed become a most formidable aggregation. New Haven Register. Speaking of accidents which hap pen to a player,-says Charley Lations in the Register, history does not a'.ve a single one which has peruiaiienfly disabled him. The marks of the game, however, can be found on the face of almost every player who has played any length of time. I'robably the worst ' accident was that to Jim Seeley of the Hart fords, who was struck iu the eye, which resulted in its loss. Among some of the worst injuries received were: Shop Sullivan, of the old I'eabodys, right arm broken iu AVoburn: Baker, goal tend, collar bone broken in Boston: A'alliant, col lar bone broken in Meriden during a holiday .game: Grifiin, now-of the Wa terburys, leg broken at Lynn. Mass; .Tohfifty. I'ha.len, formerly of the old New Haven team, jaw broken in Sa lem: Mills, jaw broken, goal tend for Fall River team; Hobe AVhiting, jaw broken, in l'awtucket;- Canavan. two ribs cracked in Fawtueket. These are the most serious that have ever happened, although most every player has broken noses, lingers, bad cuts and painful bruises at all times dur ing the season. They do not consider them anything so long as they are able to play the game. . . The -matter of referees' rulings upon the' delays In games occasioned by the breaking of a player's skate is to re ceivg the attention of the league direc tors through the formal protest tiled by Manager Aufort of the Meridens. On Saturday night a week ago the AYaterburys played at Meriden. Fred Jean broke his skate and under the rules a substitute should have been put on while he laid up for repairs. But the team had only five men, so that was out of the question. Goal tender Fox then . displayed all the craft that his name suggests. He w ears the composition rolls upon "his skates, so he gave one of the rolls a crack with his hockey and shattered it tft. smithereens. This changed the rule "altogctheiiv foe the game must wait for n goal-tender's repairs or In juries. Manager Aufort's claim is that the referee; should nbt have de layed the game in the first instance, mid Hat the composition rolls are in direct violation of the league's rules, and bad their use been prohibited Fox's trick would not have' been pos sible. The Meridens, lost that game. In a game in this city a few weeks ago. when the same team was playing in Springfield uniforms, Tierce's -sknte broke, and the referee did -not blow his Whistler,' . Fierce stopped playing and the other players. Manager Aufort clahasi slso-Jsstopped ip (He belief that tlie" whistle" would be : blown. AVhile they suspends! operations Bone made the-tying goal. The Spriugfields lost that-game. Manager Aufort. asserts that here were, two similar eases in which he-: got the little end of .-the deal on diametrically opposite rulings by th referee; He takes the matter to the league therefore to have the rule construed one way of the other. He savs he does not qare 'which way it. goes, but he does think that'there should be some uniformity iu the ref eree's decisions.- 'The' matter of ' al lowing visiting teams to carry only five men is also a breach of the rules, and he will Insist that the rule be enforced or amended so that all the clubs will have equal privileges. New Haven Register. This week's schedule: Monday AA'aterbury at New Haven, nartford at Meriden. Tuesday afternoon, Hartford at New Haven, AVaterbury at Meriden; even ing. New Haven at Hartford, Meriden at AVaterbury. - AVednesday New Haven at AYater bury. Thursday Waterbury at Meriden. Friday Hartford at New Haven, Meriden at Waterbury. Saturday New Haven at Hartford. SOME AVRESTLING NOTES. 4 News of the prospect of a match be tween Barker and Kelly, as given in the Times Friday, was well received by followers of wrestling here. Bar ker stands ready to concede the AVater bury man about anything within the bounds of 'reason, but the probability is that the men will be matched for $500 a side, neither to weigh over 140 iioiinds. The weisilit stipulation, of course does not affect Kelly. Barker, will have to take off at least seven or eight pounds. The match will proba bly come off here in City theater some evening in the latter part of January. Barker Will keep in fairly good condi tion while ou the road, if he stays with the show, and put the finishing loflches on his training with Little here. Brockton Times. Martin Julian's big Turk was held in Paris while on his way to this coun try by euterprisiug managers Who wanted to use him. Julian sent a rep resentative across and Nouroulah Hassen will be in New York soon. Parker was talked with Friday by telephone by a reporter of the Brock ton Times. He said lie will be in Brockton on Sunday anil arrangements for the match may be closed at that tinie. Little is keeping in good form and is very anxious for another try at Kel ley. Parker is confident Little is far superior to Carroll's protege, and is as desirous of having them meet again as is Little. Pieuing is still considering Tarker's challenge tor a catch-as-cateh-cau match. B.bcktoniaus are awaiting the outcome with much interest. Foust is likely to come iu for a go with Par ker before Piening. however. He is larger than the "Butcher Boy." Parker is a great admirer of Fien ing. He says the New Voider is but 2o years of age and a picture physical ly. He has intimated that in a very short time lie could make Piening the best man in the business. CUDAHY AGAIN THREATENED. Another of His Children 3Iny Be Itid nailed If Search Is Pushed. OMAHA, Dec. 31. E. A. Cudahy, tin millionaire packer, has received a seconc communication from the men who kid nailed his son. This time, as formerly the letter contains a threat and says ir substance that unless he withdraws his offer of 25,000 reward for the arresi and conviction of ench of the three ban dits they will kidnap another of his chil iien. The letter refers to the failure of the police to get anything like a tangible clew as to the identity of the kidnapers scoffs at the idea cf Tat Crowe's being one of them, mentions the ease with which "the first job was pulled off" and concludes by saying that if Mr. Guda hy is as wise as he showed himself in the first instance he will comply with the re quest and withdraw the reward at once. This letter is written in pen and ink on the same kind of yellow paper as the firsi and evidently by the same person. It was found by a servant of the Cudahj household early on the morning gf Dec 27. Some one called up the house by tel ephone und asked if Mr. Cudahy was in The servant answered that he was not. "Well," came the voice over the phone, "you go out to the front yard, and you'll find a letter there near the gate. It's ad dressed to Mr. Cudahy. See that it's de livered to him personally and to no one else." The servant went out at once and found a letter. It was in a plain whit envelope and was addressed "Mr. E. A Cudahy, Sr. Personal and Private." Mr. Cudahy, who was tfien at his pack ing house in South Omaha, was summon ed home at once. No one was permitted to see the letter at first except Mr. and Mrs. Cudahy. Mr. Cudahy's "intention at the time was to keep its contents to himself, as the bt'ndits had requested but later he thought better of it, as he believed that m the. hands of the police it would prove a valuable clew, so he took Chief Donahue into his confidence. They held a consultation at the chief's office which lasted nearly three hours The chief' was seen afterward, but re fused to disclose the nature of the subject discussed. Mr. Cudahy says he has no withdrawn the reward nor will he do so, The rewind offered stands as originally announced. Robert Robinson, a broommakor em ployed by the Sehneiderwind Broom fac to.rv, has positively identified Pat Crowe as the man who in his presence, rented the Sehneiderwind house on Grovei street which was used as a prison foi Eddie Cudahy while he was being de- tamed for the $25,000 ransom. This i the first positive personal recognition of any of the bandits and establishes the most important point yet developed in the case. Mrs. Nation Stays In Jail. WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 31 Mrs. Car rie Nation, the W. C. T. U. woman who broke mirrors and destroyed a valuable painting in a Wichita saloon, has refused bail secured by her coworkers. She now says that under no circumstances' will she step out of jail until cleared of the charge against her, and the AY. C. T. U. has practically abandoned their, efforts to secure her release. Mrs. Nation says if she is released from imprisonment she will demolish saloon furniture in other Kansas cities, i ' llrltlBli Steamer Disabled. . QUEEN STOW N, Dec. 31. The Brit ish steamer Lake Megantie, Captain Tay lor, from Liverpool Dec. 25 and , Queens town Dec 2(5 for St. John, returned to Queenstown harbor yesterday morning after a terrible experience in the gale. She left Queenstown AVednesday, carry ing the Canadian mails, 45 saloon and second class cnbiu passengers and about T00 steerage passenjtcrs, principally for eigners, with many Jews among them. ' German Tourists Killed. LONDON, Dec. 31. Two Germanl torists, Hcrren Lainer and Ivindlinger,r ascended Mount Schwartzenbergen with - uui giuucs, uccoruiug iui uispmcu 10 A"'.' uauy juxuEess.nwBv-v lennir, unu ,ieu into u ahrss and Tfdt Dan Stuart Making a Bid For a Big Tournament. He Is Watching the Cincinnati Con- test Closely His Ambition Is to Bring Together the Best Men in Each Class In the World Carson City Will Be the Place Interesting Items About the Ringside. There appears to be a concerted movement against boxing all over the country. Not a week passes that some city where the sport has thrived shuts down on it. New York, Chicago, Phil adelphia, St Louis and other big places have set an example that appears to be infectious. Even at San Francisco there appears to be trouble brewing. Twenty-round contests, are allowed there, but only one boxing show a month is permitted. This is hard for the promoters 'of five or six clubs, par ticularly in view of the fact that the police commissioners enforce a law that compels each club to lease a bulling for one year and devote it sole ly to athletic sports. In addition to this licenses are not granted until four teen days before a show takes place, so that the promoters complain that it is impossible for them to secure pay ing bouts on such short notice. In other words, boxing at 'Frisco is so unprofitable that it is to all intents and purposes dead. The ministers of Cin cinnati are making such a hard battle against the JelTries-Ruhlin light, scheduled to take place there in Feb ruary, that the sporting men interest ed would not be surprised to see the ailair declared oft. Louisville, Balti more, Hartford and Boston are still conductiug the iTirt, lint in such a manner that iufti. erenCe by the au thorities may be- looked for without preliminary warning. Meanwhile Dan Stuart, the man who pulled off the Corbett-Fitzsimmons tight in Carson City, when every other state in the Union had frowned upon prize riu contests, has gone to Nevada to get things ready for another fistic carni val. Stuart says he will have a monop oly of the sport in that state, where the law permits finish contests. Stuart intends to secure the arena in winch Fitz doubled up "Jim the Gent," and put it in shape. The structure is standing and has not suffered much from the elements. Stuart's idea is to hold a regular old-fashioned carnival. If Jeffries and Ruhliu are not inter fered with at Cincinnati, Stuart says he will match the winner of that mill to meet Robert Fitzsimmons for the world's championship. Stuart would also jump at the chance to secure a finish fight between Kid McCoy and Tommy Ryan, providing the former could make 158 pounds. Then a finish fight between Terry McGovorn and either Ben Jordan of England of George McFaddeu of New York would be a good card, Stuart believes, to gether with a mix-up between Peter Maher and Tom Sharkey, or Joe AA'al cott and McCoy, if the bitter would consent to tackle the "Giant Killer." Stuart, as soon as he clinches matters at Carson City.'will come east to make a few of these matches, for he is con fident that by the time he is ready to pull them off the sporting public will be hungry for the game. The Texan does not expect to draw many eastern enthusiasts to Carson City, but he says that Chicago, Cincinnati, St Louis, Louisville, Detroit, Denver and other big western cities, where the boxing craze is at its height, will provide many patrons, to say nothing of the places on the Pacilic slope. Then again Stuart is shre.wd enough to see that the big fighters, unable to settle their differences anywhere else, will have to submit to his terms as re gards purse, money and other details. And so Carson City, Ihe most outland ish place on the map, which many red hot sports never wanted to visit again after the Corbett-Fitzsimmons light, begins to loom up as the lone Mecca for the pugilists in the near future. Stuart's decision to get in on the ground floor may cause a feeling of chagrin among several other supposed ly active hustlers, who seldom let good things get away. ABOUT THE RINGSIDE. Joe Bernstein and "A'ouug Corbetf have agreed to meet at Denver ou Jan uary 11. George McFaddeu offers to take Joe Cans' nlnce and meet Kid Parker at pLleuver next month. Jack McClelland, the Pittsburg 122 pounder. and Jack McGeever will meet for twenty rounds at AA'indber, Fa, to night. Jimmy Barry talks of returning to the ring again. He has asked a club at Louisville to hang up a purse for himself and Tommy Feltz of Brook lyn. The bout between Kid Parker and Joe (Jans, which was slated to be held at Denver on January 4 under the au spices of the Colorado A. C, has been called off. Billy Stift of Chicago has received an offer to light big Fred Russell. Tin Colorado A. C. of Denver has agreed to hang up a good sized purse for the twain to meet on January 15. Tim Callahan of Philadelphia has accepted an offer to meet Oscar Gard ner at the latter's club at AA'heeling. They will go twenty rounds at 124 pounds during the first week in Feb ruary. Kid Broad, accompanied by his manager, Joe Macias. left for Louis ville on Saturday night. Broad is matched to meet Dave Sullivan at the Southern A. C, at that city, in a twenty-five round bout next month. The Anthraelte Trade. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 31. In its coal article The Ledger this morning says: "The anthracite coal trade is con cluding the year 1900 with the vigorous working at the mines and large output which have characterized recent weeks. While the Christmas holiday season has interfered somewhat in different locali ties, yet this has been a minimum, and the work has been pushed to n point rarely reached at this season. . The un usually good weather for December has also favored both the, mining and ship ping of tcoal, and it is being forwarded to market as rapidly us the railway facili ties will permit," ' ' Three Killed In a Drunken Row. CHA .LESTON, S. C, Dec. 31. Three - en were killed in Abbeville, this state. i:3 the result of u drunken mnn'u snleen and malice. Two of them we,- Hhi. .sheriff of the eountv and a hitrhlv ro- rpeff4i northerner, William Kyle of J Maftc-iuAKtB, who has been superinl tciwmig the uiiilUiug of a cotton mill i 1 Ati'VT ill Great When the kindneys are sick they grumble. You hear them clear through the back. ' You feel them clear through the body. They can't stand excessive vvu. .. , They grumble when overtaxed. Know how the kidneys grumble? It's a simple thing; your back will tell you. Backache is the first grumbling warning. The kidneys give it and if you heed it not, Look out for trouble, it will surely come Urinary trouble, kidney trouble and many miseries. Doan's Kidney Pills are made for kidneys only. They cure every form of kidney ill. The experience of Waterbury people prove this. Here's a case in point: Mrs M.. E. Bradley, No 124 East Main street, says: "I had kidney complaint for a long time, rheumatism in my back and limbs v and a very weak heart. I scarcely knew what a good night's rest was; I tired easily when walking or when doing my work about the house. I took a great deal of medicine in my time, but I njitist say that Doan's Kidney Pills procured at Lake's drug store did me more good than anything I ever took. I felt better iu every way after I finished the treatment and slept well at night." 'All druggists sell DOAN'S Kidney Pills. Remember the name DOAN'S and take no substitute Price. 50 cents per box. Fostcr-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.j Sole Prop's BOERS SCORE AGAIN. British Driven Prom Helvetia With Heavy Loss. CAPE COLONY INVASION UNCHECKED. England Hears IJuil News on tlie Century's Closing Day-Two Fresh Commandos Reported Ready to Join De Wet. LONDON, "Deo. 31. Tlie war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Dec. 30: "General Lyttleton reports that our post at Helvetia was captured yester day morning by the Boers. About 50 were killed and wounded and 200 taken prisoners. "Colonel Kitchener reports that he is following with a small force in the track of the enemy, Helvetia being reocenpied by Keeves, who has been re-enforced from Belfast. "Helvetia was a very strong position on the Machadodorp-Lydenburg railway and was held by a detachment of the Liverpool regiment. Am asking for fur ther information." Lord Kitchener, wiring from Pretoria Saturday, Dec. 29, says: "There is not much change in the situ ation in Cape Colony. The eastern force of the enemy appears to have broken up into small parties at Etrecht and to be moving about rapidly iu the same dis trict, evidently waiting for support from the north. "The last report states that the west ern force is moving to Carnarvon. De Lisle and Thorneycroft are iu close pur suit. "French has occupied Ventersdorp. Clements reports that he is opposed on the road to Kustenburg. The eastern line was blown up near Pan, and a train was held up this morning on the Standcr ton line near Vaal station. , "White's column has arrived at Sene kal. Knox's column and Boye's brigade are holding De Wet from breaking south." While Lord Kitchener sends bad news for England on the closing day of the year the press continues to take a sur prisingly hopeful view of a grave situa tion and of revelations of an enormously wide field of Boer activity. General Do Wet is still at large. Kimberley is iso lated. The Boers are in force enough to have captured a strong position at Hel vetia, in the Lydeuburg district, while, judging from Lord Kitchener's very re cent advices, no progress is being made ngainst the Boer invaders in Caye Col ony. According to further telegrams receiv ed yesterday, Zoerust is practically be sieged, but has provisions sufficient for five months. The garrison at Ottoshoop has been withdrawn to Lichtenburg. A disputch from Carnarvon, dated yes terday, reports that the Boers who have been threatening that point were driven off and are being pursued. The Boers admit that in their fight with General Clements at Nooitgedacht they lost 130 men. "It is understood that Lord Kitchener cannot ask the colonies officially to send troops." says a Durban dispatch dated Dec. 29, "but he desires it to be known in Australia and Canada that Austra lians and Canadians arriving in - Natal will be eligible for immediate enlistment in an irregular corps which is proceeding to Johannesburg for five mouths' serv ice." To emphasize Lord Kitchener's covert admission that no progress is being made against the invasion of Cape Colony a correspondent at Burghersdorp, wiring Saturday, reports as follows: "Two fresh commandos are entering the colony. One has already crossed near Knaapdaar, and the arrival of an other is momentarily expected in the Steynsburg district. The Boers are said to have two or three horses each, though in bad condition. They have no guns or transport, but are well supplied with Lee-Metford rifles and ammunition. Cap tured Boers say that tho intention of these commandos is to roam about and wait until General De Wet appears upon the scene." t Details of the Greylingstad affair show that while Colvile's column was pursu ing the Boers a second force of 400 of the enemy was seen moving toward the camp where the British transport was inspanned. The small British force nip.de a plucky stand until re-enforcements ar rived with artillery, and after severe fighting the Boers were defeated. . The British losses altogether wer'y 9 ' killed and 63 wounded and missing,'' The Boers are said to have had 31 killed. CoVe Ovens at Montreal. MONTREAL, Dec. 31. A company is being formed here to establish1 extensive coke ovens. Cape Breton coal will be utilized and the product flipped to the smelters at aiul,.opar Sndbury, - Out. From July to 'veert-X these smelters imported neayl;'.! iO(J of Coke from Kverett, Mas.; , i . Bean ih( tad AlYaiWtejjglft mars lu . --y --j . ir rr ' 8: Grumblers. THE LAND WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE. Far oVer some mist-hidden river, And under a wonderful sky. Where the rain never blots out the sunshine. And our loves never weary or die; Where the flowers never fade but in changing. Their magical sweetness renew, Lies a glorified realm of enchantment, The land where our dreams come true! By mystical symbols and tokens, We know of that beautiful laud; But, alas! 011 the threshold of man hood The frail clue slipped out of our hand. And the wild river wandered between. The white gates are hidden from view. And only in sleep we remember The land where our dreams come true. We shall find the lost treasure we seek for. Revealed in that wonderful sphere; All tlie aims and the dreams of the bygone, All the good that eluded us here; The innocent, faiths of our childhood. The one blameless friendship we knew. Arrayed in our banished illusions, In the land where our dreams come true. We know the diviuest fulfillment. Our .vain hopes are gathered at home; The jewels we mourn here are hoarded Where the moth and the rust can not come: And oft -when the sunlight is faintest. We catch through a rift in the blue A far-away glimpse of the glories Of the land where our dreams come true. There are garnered the prayers of our mothers. And the soft cradle songs that they sung. There they move in the midst with white garments, And out of the mists of that river, Their sweet bands shall reach as the dew That leads through the valley of shadow; To the land "where our dreams come true. So, weeping, we lay down our idols. And bury our loves out of sight. Though we know in our hearts we shall find them By and by. in the Mansions of Light; And the salt tears that fall on our ashes. And blossom in tansy and rue, Over there shall be lilies immortal. In the laud where our dreams come true. Author Unknown. BUX WHERE TOU GET THE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. THE BIG DEMIJOHN Is tho place to buy your Holiday Sup ply of Wines and Liquors Our prices and quality speak for themselves by the amount of goods we handle. RYE AND BOURBON WHISKIES $1.50, 91.75, ?2.00, $2.23, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00 per gallon; 40c, 50c. GOc, Goc, 75e and $1.00 per quart. AMERICAN AND IMPORTED GINS $1.50, $1.75.- $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, So.OO per gallon; 40c, 50c, C5c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25 per quart. ' CALIFORNIA AND : IMPORTED BRANDIES $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $3.00, $0.00 per gallon; 50c, 05c, 73c, $100, $1.25, $1.50 per quart. NEW ENGLAND. ST CROIX, JA MAICA RUMS S1.50, $1.75, $2.00. 2.50, $3.00, $4.00 per gallon; 40c, 0c, G3c, 75c, $1.00 per quart. PURE CALIFORNIA FORT AND SHERRY 90c per gallon; 25c per quart, , . Sam iVlMricH & Co NEW YORK LIQUOR WAREHOUSE Branch 400 and 408 Main St., New Britain. 15 and 17 Grand St., Opp. So. Main. LOOK FOR BIG DEMIJOHN ON HOUSE. . '. I 1 " ' . . .- v Think ,. Quick. Only Two Days More of our Remember that ve are selling Hats, Caps and For of the regular price until Tuesday, Jan. 1 I9OI. Main Entrance. 89-91 Bank St. OR DODGE'S SHOE STORE, 84 SOUTH MAIN STREET. At Our Stock of Gents Winter QJoves Before you buy; it will be worth your while. We have Gloves that are Silk Lined, Wool Lined, Fur Lined or; Unlined, to fit any hand. ISHAM & WILSON liatter nTii Furaiahari 115 and 117 SOUTH MAIN ST. Hi 5laKHH3!KKHHCaaOaiH!-' Great Reduction, ft ft on all 1 Suits, Overcoats gTrousers Made to Your Order, f -ci ft " S GUS TfALD, g S Successor to ft o I Schwarz Tailoring ax, Si Over Chase's Millinery Store. 5 "Entrance next loLake's Drug Store ! ft ;" Do You Kncrv That we do credit business and can-. arrange terms of payment, to your satisfaction. Look for our large ad vertisemeuts occasionally. Gately&Breniicii CREDIT CLOTHIERS. . 32 Center Street. Open EvenLig. 10 Pounds cf IP or 75c,. Boston Butter House 141 Soutli 3ia.in St . White Sponge has no , eqiz. ALSO Feed, Hay and Grab:. . T O'ROURKtTs SON, . : 67 SCOYILL STREET. ZVlrsM. A. Ogdeiif The Weil-Known , ; :- ' PSYCHIC AND PALMIST ' ' For the past five years located at Bridgeport is permanently located av 327 North Main street, Waterbury, second floor. -- - -- " " FLOUR .. f' .fi