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Senate Will Probably Dispose of Army
BeorganiBathm Bill Early This Week.
Blvur >1111 Harbor Hill Will lie Debated
Further In the House, but It Is
Forerastcd That It W'lll l'ass by Deris
ive Majority.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—‘The army
reorganization bill will continue to
engage the atte..tlon of the senate, at
least during the first days of the
week. The opinion is quite geneially
expressed among senators that the
bill will be acted upon by the middle
of the week, and even the critics of
the measuie join in this prediction.
Many phases of the question involved
in the army bill remain to be consid
ered and the general understanding
is that there will be not a little dis
cussion before the bill can be dis
posed of. TSe spech of Senator Platt
of Connecticut last Friday in defense
of the bill on general principles will
call for replies, and there are also
special features which will require
more or less attention. Among these
are Senator Daniel's amendment con
cerning the appointment of volun
teers to offices in the regular army;
the question of the disposition of offi
cers who have held staff positions and
i.uc isiuu iui uin uimsvuicui.
Filipinos in the American army. The
disposal of all these questions un
doubtedly will flli the first two or
three days of the week.
Senator Allison intends to call up
the legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bills when the army
bill Is acted upon, but whether this
and other aprpopriation bills to fol
low it shall occupy the exclusive at
tention of the senate so long as they
are on the calendar is a question
which has not yet been absolutely de
termined. The present indications '
are, however, that the appropriation
bills will be considered in advance
of any other measures whenever they
are before the senate.
When there are no appropriation
hills to be takeu up the ship subsidy
bill will be discussed. There are still
numerous speeches to be made upon
this measure, and already there is talk
of night sessions for its consideration
when it Is taken up.
There Is little In the legislative bill j
to arouse discussion, but there is a j
possibility that senators hostile to the
subsidy bill may use the appropria
tion bill for the purpose of delay.
Next Saturday will be devoted to
eulogies in memory of the late Sena
tor Goar.
A program of miscellaneous matter
will occupy the attention of the house
daring the coming week. The river
and harbor bill, which consume one
and possibly two days. Although the
bill was criticised severely during
the debate last week It is in no dan
ger of failure. Most of the attacks
came from members who were disap
pointed in what the bill grants to
their localities and the actual oppo
»ents of the measure will be over
whelmed when the final vote is
reached. The District of Columbia
committee which, under the rules,
would be entitled to a hearing to
morrow. will demand a day later In
the week if it gives way to the river
and harbor bill. After the latter 1)111
is disposed of the bill to revise and
codify the postal laws will be taken up
under a special order. It will be fol
lowed by the District of Columbia
appropriation bill and the latter in
turn by the postoffice appropriation
bill if there is any remaining time.
American Commander Believe* Hia Dis
trict Fairly l’aclticd.
MANILA, Jan. 14.—General Grant,
who Is endeavoring to quell the latest
insurrection in his district, and who
Is possibly commanding hi3 scouts at
the eastern end, reported today that
he had encountered a number of
bands south of Bulloc mountain, all
of whom retreated up the hills. He
says that 100 of the enemy, who were
well intrenched, made considerable re
sistance. but were ultimately driven
from their positions. Four bodies of
insurgents were found. The Ameri
can casualties were a sergeant and
one private of Troop A, Philippine
cavalry, wounded.
In the opinion of General Grant,
his district is now fairly pacified,
with the exception of tho locality
south of Bulloc mountain, and the
province of Pampanga is ready for
civil government. It is expected
Pampanga will be the first province
in which civil government will be ap
Lieutenant Frank D. Baldwin yes
terday destroyed an insurgent arsenal
In the Patting district, seizing a quan
tity of arms and ammunition, to
gether with a printing press and other
Joint Note Signed.
PEKIN. Jan. 14.—The joint note or
the powers has finally been signed by
the Chinese peace commissioners.
Prince Ching signed yesterday and Li
Hung Chang, who is better, signed to
day. It is understood that the mal
ady from which Li Hung Chang is
suffering is Bright's disease. He was
feeling worse yesterday, and there
fore postponed the affixing of his sig
nature, but Prince Ching was hopeful
that he would he able to sign today,
which proved to be the case.
A Rallying Fight That Wan Maintained
for Six Hoar*.
PRETORIA, Jan. 14.— I,A8t night
the Boers cut the wires between Irene
and Olifantsfoutein stations. Early
this morning 800 Boers, under Com- I
mandant Beyer, invested Kaalfontein
station. A hot rifle tire and shell fire
with two field pieces and a Maxim
was maintained for six hours. An
armored train and reinforcements
were sent from Pretoria, but before
they had arirved upon the scene the
garrison had driven oft the Boers,
who retired unmolested with a trans
port train half a miie long.
The Boers blew up trie line beyond
Kaalfontein, compelling the mail
train to return here. It is suposed
their object was to obtain supplies, a
great quantity of which is stored at
Kaalfontein. The British had no cas
LONDON, Jan. 14.—The War office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener:
• PRETORIA, Jan. 14.—About 1,400
Boers crossed the line, attacking both
Zuurfontein and Kaalfontein stations,
but were driven oft. They are being
pursued by a cavalry brigade.”
Lord Kitchener reports also se.eral
skirmishers at different points with
trifling British losses and adds:
“Three agents of the peace commis
sioners were taken as prisoners to
Dewet's laager near Bindley on Jan
uary 10. One, who was a British sub
ject, was flogged and Lien shot. The
other two, burghers, were dogged by
Dewet's orders.”
Small Method* to ('Ircu invent Tniisatliin
tic Competitors.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.— In com
pliance with special instructions from
the State department, Consul General
Mason at Berlin has submitted a re
port setting forih the restrictions
placed upon the. publication of adver
tisements for certain American prod
ucts by trade journals in Germany,
The movement, states the consul
general, dates back to 1890. when the
growing competition of American bi
cycles began to alarm the German
makers to a considerable extent. It
was at first attempted to secure an
advance in the rate of duty on Amer
ican wheels, hut failing in this, the
association of German manufacturers
adopted th» nliin of boycotting, so fur
as possible, advertisements of Amer
ican wheels and bicycle parts in the
trade papers of the country. These
trade journals were given to under
stand that they were to choose be
tween the patronage of German bi
cycle makers and their foreign com
petitors. especially those of America.
Under this pressure most, if not all,
of the German bicycle publications
refused to accept American advertise
ments nnd still maintain their re
HaNNCiir Talk* of I.oratiou of G. A. K. Eu*
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—General
I,ee Rasseur, commander-in-chlef of
the (i. A. R., ojid other members of
the Grand Army pension committee,
arrived here today to confer with the
invalid pension committee of the
house relative to the bill establishing
a pension court of apiteals. Discuss
ing the question of the meeting place
of the next national encampment Gen
eral Rasseur said:
“As a member of the executive com
mitte l do not desire to express an
opinion as to how 1 will vote at the
meeting of the executive committee in
St. I.ouls January 21. The situation
will probably be changed by that time.
Cleveland, however, has not yet had a
national encampment of the Grand
Army, and that has been the point,
uppermost In my mind. I think all
sections should have a chance. There
is a. large number of members living
in the vicinity of Cleveland and who
would not have an opportunity to at
tend a national encampment unless it
were lieM in their section of the coun
try. I believe in looking out for the
poorer members of the order."
t'lilim tines to Germany.
PEKIN. Jan. 14.—Prince Chun,
brother of the emperor, paid a visit
to the German legation today, where
he had a satisfactory interview with
the German minister, Dr. Mutnm von
Scliwartzenstein. His appointment
as Chinese envoy to Germany to make
apologies for the murder of Uaron von
Ketteler has been approved. It Is
probable that Prince Su will accom
pany him.
Snjf|tP»t(i Modlllpation,
SHANGHAI. Jan. 14.—Un Kun Yi,
viceroy of Nankin, has formulated
modifications of the peace conditions,
including a reduction of the indemnity,
a reduction of the strength of the for
eign troops in China, and the pre
servation of the right to import arms
and ammunition. There are indica
tions of a growing belief among the
Chinese that one or two of the powers
will support these modifications.
Cannot Get Together.
TOPEKA, Kas., Jan. 14.—The fusion
members of the legislature are having
difficulty in getting together on a
candidate for senator. The democrats
support David Overmeyer and the
populists have L. P. King and Jerry
Simpson to choose between.
At one time the fusionists had prac
tically agreed to support Overmeyei.
Senate Adopts the Measure Ju3t aa It
Came From the House.
Vigorous Attack on rro|io*ed Oiaorctlon*
ury Power of FrcaUleut to Regulate
8lxo of Army—Huron, I’latt and Other*
Have Something to Sny.
WASHINGTON. I). C\, Jan. 12—In
the senate today a vigorous attack
was made upcn that portion of the
army bill which confers upon the
president discretionary power to In
crease the strength of the army to
the maximum fixed by the bill. Mr.
Huron of Georgia began the attack,
and Mr. Hiatt of Connecticut, reply
ing, maintained that discretionary
power ought to be conferred upon the
president, and expressed astonishment
that anybody should entertain a fear
that the power would ever be abused.
Mr. Bacon declared that he would
rather see his party condemned to
universal and never-ending banish
ment from political power than to see
such authority placed in the hands of
the president. An amendment open
ing the way to the appointment of
volunteer officers to grades as high
as that of captain in the regular es
tablishment was adopted.
•juwi ui'iori' adjournment Air. inner
of Montana oiled up the bill appor
tioning the representatives of the
United States among the several states.
Without debate it was passed pre
cisely as it fame from the house. It
now goes to the president for his
Consideration was resumed in the
senate of the army reorganization hill.
Mr. Hawley, chairman of the com
mittee on military affairs, withdrew
the committee amendment, providing
for the retirement of officers on the
active list of the army. Senator Tel
ler then also withdrew an amendment
to that section.
Mr. Hoar (Maas.) formally offered
the amendment of which he had giv
en notice, providing that no further
military force shall be used in the
Philippines except such as may be nec
essary to keep order in places in the
peaceablp possession of the United
States, eh .
Mr. Carter, a member of the com
mittee on military affairs, moved that
the amendment be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed, 32 to 19.
Mr. Pettigrew's amendment provid
ing that one-third of the appointmets
to commissioned rank in the regular
army should lie made from the officers
of the volunteer army—thp amend
ment which was under discussion
■when the senate adjourned last even
ing—was defeated—38 to ti.
Mr. Baron itla.) moved to strike
out the provision that the president
in his discretion may increase the
number of corporals in any troop of
cavalry to eight and the number of
privates to seventy-six. He said he
did not believe the president should
have discretionary power to regulate
the size of tli(> army.
Mr Daniel (Va.) offered an amend
ment providing that volunteer officers
may l>e designated for examination
and those who establish their fitness
may lie appointed to the grade of cap
tain In the regular army an well as to
the grade of first and second lieuten
ants as provide for by the senate com
mittee's amendmejit. Mr. Daniel said
he felt it was due the volunteer offi
cers that they should have proper op
portunity for advancement in the
army. The amendment was adopted.
I 24 to 22.
in response to a question »y Mr.
Berry (Ark.), Mr. Platt said he feared
the pending bill did not confer upon
tlie president the authority to increase
the army from 58,000 to 100,000 at
any time. That power, he thought,
ought to he conferred upon the pres
Continuing. Mr. Platt said he was
astonished at the fear expressed by
some senators that the president
would not exercise such an authority
with due regard to the country’s inter
est. There need be no fear that the
United States would ever have a pres
ident who would abuse the power con
ferred upon him. He urged that the
power to increase the army he left
in the hands of the president, w'ho
ought to be regarded as a conscien
tious, able and patriotic man.
“If we rould eliminate polities and
arguments for jiolitical effect from
this chamber for a single day,” he de
clared. “1 believe it would be the
unanimous sentiment that there
should be some flexibility in the
Replying to Mr. Platt. Mr. Bacon
said lie thought tho country had fall
en upou an evil day when a senator
•ould rise in this chamber and ex
press views which he regarded as dan
gerous to the liberties of the people
and productive of one-man power,
and it was an evil day truly when
the senator reflected the attitude of
the dominant party.
('handler II idly lion ten.
CONCORD, N. H.„ Jan. 11.—Judge
Henry E. Burnham of Manchester won
the nomination of the republican mem
bers of the legislature for United
States senator over William E. Chan
dler and other candidates.
Burnham won on the first hallot.
Chandler received 47 votes; Burnham,
198; Congressman Sullowav, 23; Hen
ry B. Quinby, 22, and H. W. Blair, 1.
lie Addremua Sentite Coiunittt«« in Sap
port of the Oleotnarcttrine HH1.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Secretary
Wilson made an argument before the
senate committee on agriculture today
in support of the Grout oleomargarine
bill. He said the measure was Intend
ed to protect the farmer and the pub
lic at large and should become a law
Speaking of the consumption of butter
and of oleomargarine, Mr. Wilson Bald
that the amount of butter disposed of
annually is about eighteen pounds per
capita and of oleomargarine something
over one pound, and he said in re
sponse to Judge Springer that he con
sidered this dangerous competition. He
was of opinion that there was dr-nger
in the imitation of butter by the use
of coloring matter and thought that
in time the use of improved methods
would result in driving reuovated but
ter out of existence. The secretary
said he did not accept the opinion
that the regulation of oleomargarine
business would injure the beef cattle
business, and said that farmers will
And it. profitable to keep and fatten
their own beeves. Incidentally, he ex
pressed the opinion that farmers of
the south would get far more in the
way of returns by raising cattle and
flops necessary to that end than they
would out of the sale of a few thou
sand barrels of cottonseed oil to the
oleomargarine makers.
He said that more than half the
substance used in Washington for but
ter is oleomargarine and that to make
certain of getting the real article he
had butter for his own table shipped
direct from a creamery in Iowa.
Atlai'k tlx* Rrlllali Along the Line of
Lorenzo llarqurt Knllroail.
LONDON. Jan. 11.—General Kitch
ener sends news of a serious simulta
neous attack on the night of January
7 by the republicans on the British
positions between points sixty miles
apart, along the line of the Pretoria
k Lourenzo Marquez railway. The
losses on both sides were heavy. Ac
cording to reports the Boers were
beaten off after prolonged fighting.
Following is the text of the dis
patch from General Kitchener:
PRETORIA, Wednesday. Jan. 9.—
On the night of January 7 the Boers
rr.ade simultaneous attacks upon all of
our posts at Belfast. Wonderfontein,
Nooitgedaeht and Wildfontein. In
tense fog prevailed and taking advan
tage of the cover It afforded, the
Boers were able to creep up close to
cur position. A heavy fire continued
until 3:40 a. in., when the Boers were
driven off. One officer was killed and
three were wounded, while twenty men
were killed and fifty-nine wounded.
The loss of the Boers was heavy, twen
ty-four dead being countel.
A convoy taking supplies to Gor
don’s brigade, north of Krugersdorp,
was attacked by Beyer's commando
yesterday (Tuesday). The Boers were
driven off, leaving eleven dead on the
field. Our casualties were four slight
ly wounded.
Irrlgiitlou in Nebraska.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—Congress
man Sutherland is taking a
great interest in the subject of
irrigation these days, and lately
he has been on the still hunt
for a hearing before the irrigation
committee of the house, of which Rep
resentative Tongue of Oregon is chair
man. Sutherland has a bill pending
appropriating $25,000 for irrigation
purposes, to be spent in Nebraska, and
h? desires his bill reported out of
committee. "I believe my efforts to
get a hearing on the irrigation prob
lem will bo successful,” lie said, “and
that a bill will be reported, which will
be of incalculable benefit to the arid
sections of our country."
I*wt is Well Advertised.
OMAHA, Jan. 9.—Over 5,000 de
scriptions of Pat Crowe and his sup
posed pals, with the $50,000 reward
offered for arrest and conviction of
kidnapers, are being mailed to chiefs
of police all over the country from
cities the size of New York down to
the place where the "chief" comes in
at night to get his mail after plow
ing corning or cutting ice all day.
Neville Slightly Hetter.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.—Congress
man Neville was reported a triila bet
ter this afternoon, although there is
still the gravest fears that he can
not recover. Speaker Henderson
said that he had sent his secretary
to ascertain the congressman's con
dition and from reports received had
doubts as to the recovery of the rep
resentative from the Sixth Nebraska
After Hlg Kudo vinent Fund
CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 11.—At the
meeting of the board pf trustees of
the Chautauqua assembly tonight the
old officers were re-elected and leports
on the last year's work were submitted,
it was decided to make an effort to
laise a quarter of a million dollars,
the endowment fund started by Miss
Helen Gould with a gift of $25,000. It
was also voted to erect a memorial
at the assembly grounds to the late
ljcwis Miller, one of the founders.
Increase* in Moral Force,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—'The house
eoinmitte on naval affairs today prac
tically completed the naval appmpri
tioa hill hut it will not be in shape
to make public until tomorrow or Sat
urday. Thu question of the increase
of the navy which usually eutails the
’argeet contest was easily settled this
year by the acceptance of the recoin
uendation of the secretary of the navy
for two battleships and two cruisers.
A Man Who Does Not Know in Which
State He Lives.
Curious KfTect of One of is l.lttle Kc
ceutrlclties of the Missouri River—Netv
Revenue Order of Speclsl Interest—
MIseellwiieous Mutters..
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 14.—It has never
been legally determined whother bol
omon MeKnight is a resident o£ Iowa
or Nebraska. No one knows in the
eyes of the law in which of the two
states his farm lies, and it is this
uncertainty that may result in a
money lender's loss of $300 and cause
MeKnight to be ahead that sum.
In 1856 the Missouri river flowed
over the strip of ground where Me
Knight's farm is now located. The
farm was the river's bed. At the pres
ent time the stream runs a good dis
tance to the east, so that an observer
unaciiualuted with the vagaries of the
stream would say tuat the farm is
a part of Nebraska. A few years ago
MeKnight borrowed $100 from .1. .1.
Gravatte, agreeing to pay him $300 in
the event the law had to be invoked
to secure payment. Suit was brought
as the obligation is long overdue. No
tice was served on MeKnight in Ne
braska. His attorneys contend that
he is a resident of Iowa. If this is
true the service is illegal and the case
must be dismissed without recovery
for the plaintiff. (
New Revenue Order.
OMAHA, Jan. 14.—An order of es
pecial interest to the banks and finan
cial institutions of the internal reve
nue district of Nebraska was received
by the collector. Since the beginning
of the last fiscal year tiTere has been
no printing office in the district li
censed to imprint revenue stamps upon
paper to be used for bank checks and
other documents. Under the circum
stances the users of this class of pa
per have been forced to send outside
of the district to have the work done.
From time to time much of the stamp
ed paper becomes unsuited for its in
tended use and the owners send to
the collector to have the money rep
resented by the stamps refunded. Here
tofore many of these peovle have sent
unused stamped paper to the collector
of the district in which it was printed.
The new ruling is to the effect that
alt claims for refund must be made
to the collector of the district in which
tne user resides and by him forward
ed to Washington. All expense of
transporting redeemed imprinted pa
per from the office of the purchaser
to Washington must be borne by the
person asking for a rebate.
Mufflers Popular Again.
The silk muffler, which hart such a
vogue several years ago. is coming
in style again. More have been sold
this winter than for a long time past.
A haberdasher gives a plausible reason
for the revival of the muffler. “They
are warn principally to prevent the
shirt collar from getting soiled," he
explained. “Of course you have no
ticed how the velvet collar of an over
coat, rubbing against the shirt col
lar, will make a blank spot on the
linen. With the quality of velvet now
used in overcoat collars it is almost
impossible to keep linen clean for a
whole day. It is probably the dye.
At any rate, it soils the linen, and a
muffler worn around the neck pre
vents this.'
McCarty Would 14c Free.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 14.—Thomas
McCarty, serving a fifteen-year sen
tence in the state penitentiary, for as
saulting Adam Kas, Jr., in Sarpy
county, last winter, with a deadly
weapon, and with intent to do great
bodily harm, longs to breathe the air
of freedom once more. He applied to
the supreme court for a writ of habeas
corpus. McCarthy made a similar ap
peal to Judge Slabaugh of Douglas
county, but his request was denied.
When arraigned last December, on the
charge quoted, he pleaded guilty. He
Is a brother of the notorious Vic Mc
Carty, whose deeds of outlawry were
known to every household of the state
some years ago.
W lif At Prospect A Are Good.
WYMORE, Neb., Jan. 14.—Wheat
growers In southern Nebraska are
jubilant over the prospects for a fine
crop next season. The acreage is the
greatest ever planted and’ the stand is
splendid. Some time ago there were
fears that the winter was going to be
too dry and that the fields would suf
fer for want of moisture, but the re
cent fall of snow, which is about three
inches on a level, has covered the
wheat fields and will supply sufficient
moisture to carry the crop through the
winter in the best of condition. Pros
pects for winter wheat were never bet
ter at this season of the year.
Kf<|iii*itlnn for Stffceiuan.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 14.—A requisi
tion for the return of Fred Stegemao,
alias Fred Stackman, to Douglas coun
ty, has been issued by Governor Diet
rich on the governor of Illinois. The
fugitive is under arrest in Chicago.
He is wanted on the charge of shoot
ing ex-Clty Clerk Joseph Maly in
Omaha, December 29. Maly is in pre
carious condition.
The postoffice at Perkin, Keya Paha
county, Neb., has been discontinued;
mail to Norden.
Latest Quotations from Sosth Omaha
autl Kan.ns City.
Union Stock Yards—Cattle—Thera' was
a light run of cattle and as packers all
had liberal orders to fill there were hardly
enough euttle to go uround. The market
started out active and stronger and every
thing was sold In good season. Beef
steers of good quality were ready sellers
this morning at prices fully a dime higher.
The less desirable grades also Joined In
the advance. The cow murket also took
on more life than it has had for some
time past and rices were strong to a
dime higher all around. The greatest ad
vance was on the choicer bunches, but
the medium kinds and the canners also
sold strong to a dime higher than the
game kind of cattle brought yesterday.
Owing to the few cattle on sale and the
active demand the market soon came to
a close for lack of stuff to sell. Bulls,
calves and stags did not show much
change, though sellers had no difficulty
In getting fully steady prices for their
holdings There were only a few feeders
on sale today and the demand was ample
to take all that was offered at steady to
strong prices. The choice, heavy cattle
sell readily at steady prices. Good cattle
of any weight, however, are selling in
good shape and today even ihe less desir
able grades sold without much difficulty
at satisfactory prices.
Hogs—There were nearly as many hogs
on sale as yesterday and prices advanced
sharply. The market started out about
a dime higher, with the bulk of the sales
ut $5.22!e and $.*.25. The demand on the
part of packers was In good shape, but
they did not like to pay the advance, and
as a result the market was not par
tieulnrly active. The hogs kept moving
to the scales, however, and as sellers
held for the full amount of the advanco
the puckers had to pay It In order to till
their orders. The range for the bulk of
sales was $5 22'i.'i|5.27V*. with the long
string at J5.25.
Sheep—There wore only three cars of
sheep on sale, which was hardly enough
to make a test of the market. There
were two loads of ewes w'hlch brought
$3 50, but they were better than the ones
that sold yesterday for $3.40, so that the
markept could be quoted us steady to
strong, There was also a mixed load
of native ewes and lambs, the former
selling at $3.55. and the lambs at $5.25.
The demand for choice stuff seems to be
tn good shape and buyers pick up the
hunches that answer to that description
without hesitating.
Cattle— Recetppta, 4,0uu head: market
steady; native steers. 1:1.404(5.4;': Texas
steers. $3.5094.50; Texas cows, ;754(4.75;
native sues and heifers. tt.50Q4.76; stock-,
ers and feeders. $2.5094.00; bulls, $3.0040
< 'alves—IteeelpptH. 300 head; market
steady: sales. $4,254(5.40.
Hogs—Receipts, 14.000 head: market 10c
higher: hulk of sales. $6,254(6.35; heavy
55.22M^5.40; packers. $5,254(5.40; mixed, $5.20
55.35; light. $5.1595.35; yorkers, $5.304f5.33;
pigs, $4.9095.20.
Sheap—Receipts. 2.000 head: market
steady; lambs, $4.0095.40; muttons, $2,509)
Several Weeks Likely to Elapse lie fore
British Resume the OfT-nsler.
IX)NI)ON, Jan. 12.—It la understood!
that Lord Kitchener now holds secure
ly all the railroad lines In South Af-;
rlca, having recovered possession of
the Delagoa Bay line, which had been
cut January 7.
According to the Pretoria corre
spondent of the Dally Mail Lord Kit
chener Is now organizing a force of'
30,000 Irregular horse, which will oc-.
cupy some weeks. When this force is!
ready he will resume offensive opera-1
tions. Meanwhile the Invasion of;
Cape Colony looks more threatening.;
The news that Commandant Hertzog.
has two guns is rather startling, as it;
was formerly asserted that the invad
ers had no guns.
The defense of Captetown, Includ
ing two 4.7 naval guns, are completed;
and recruiting of volunteers Is active:
throughout the colony. According to'
dispatches to the Daily Express thej
admiral of the cape fleet is prepared
In a;i emergency to land a brigade of
2,900 men with six Hotchkiss guns. |
A Murraysburg telegram says the
Dutch there received the British:
troops sullenly and there are rumors;
that the colonial rebels of th“ neigh
borhood are joining the invaders.
The Pretoria correspondent of the'
Morning Post wires that a member of1
the burgher peace committee, whom!
he interviewed, frankly confessed that,
there was no hope of many burghers
Pat Crown a* a Vagrant.
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 12.—'Two
men, one of whom Is said to bear a
striking resemblance to the newspa-i
per pictures of Pat Crowe, the allegedi
kidnapper, were sentenced to serve six*
mouths at the state farm today onj
the charge of vagrancy. They gave
their names as Fred Miller of Putnam,i
N. Y., and Fred Wilson, of New Ha-!
ven. The men had been occupying a
camp in a secluded place. Both were
well dressed.
I* Bringing the Boys Home.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—The adju-<
tant general received a cable message
today from General MacArthur at Ma
nila, saying that the transport Sher
idan sailed yesterday with twenty
seven officers and 654 enlisted men of
the Thirty-seventh volunteer infantry,
and that the transports Logan and
Lenox arrived at Manila yesterday.
Nation After Train Kohbrrs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12—The sen
ate committee on judiciary today au
thorized a favorable report upon Sen
ator Hoar's bill for the punishment of
train robbery. The bill provides a
penalty of twenty years’ imprisonment
and a fine of $5,00;) or b.,th for the
N«*bmf)kii At Tall of List.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—The Bur
leigh reapportionment bill, which puts
the ratio for the members of congress
at 194,182, makes a deilclent ratio for
Nebraska and Maine. Dividing the
population of the state by six. the
number of the present delegation, it
i gives a ratio of 178,089 and puts Ne
t braska at the tail of the list, next to
Maine, which has a still lower ratio.