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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET UEFT."
HOOD RIVEIt, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMRER 1, 1800.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. IlLYTII K.
Terms nf aubscriptioii t.6U year when paid
The mll arrives from Mt. Hood at in o'clock
a. m. Weilm-idaya and Saturdays; departs th
sine t1n m si noon.
Knr Chennweth, leaves at a. m. Tuesdays,
Tlniisdaya ntirt Hatnrdavs; arrive at 6 p. m.
tor While Kalnton (vt ash.) leaves daily al 6 48
a. m.; arrives hi 7 : 1 A p. in.
t tum While Salmon leaves for Fitlda, fillmer,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood Mondaja, Wednes
days and Fridays.
For Hansen (Wash.) Iravos at 5:45 p.m.; ar
rive at ? p. m.
IAl'KKI, RKIIKKAH DKfiRKK I.ODCK, No.
I 87, I. O. (I. F. Meets Hrst aud third Mon
days In cacti month.
If. 1. UmiuaD, N. 0.
H Fkroiimon, Secretary. . .
SLINKY POST, No. 1, fi. A. R. Meet at A.
(I. 11. W. Hall tirxt hatnrdav of each montli
at !l o'clock . in. All U. A li. members in
vited to meet with u.
I). O. 11 ill, Commander
T. J. Ct'NNiNO, Adjutant.
(1ANIIY W. R. C, No. 16-Meet first Hatup.
J day of each month In A O. u. W. hull at 1
p.m. Mk. n. P. Chowkll, President.
Mas. VtMVhA Di kkh, Secretary.
HOOll P.IVF.K l.OIMiK, No. lltt, A. V. and A.
M. Met'ia Katurdav evening- on or before
em h full llioiill. II. F. ll..VII8o.N, W. M.
l. MclJoNsl.i), Secretary.
nOdli lllVKR CHAl'TKR, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mccls third Friday niiiht of each nioiilh.
K. L. Kmith, 11. P.
C. F. W ili.iams, f'ccretary.
HOOD RIVKR CHAPTER, No. ili, O. E. 8.
Meets aluidnv after each full moon.
Mm. Kva IUymu, W. M.
(f. E. Williams, Secretary.
OI.ETA AHHKM Rf.V, No. 10.1, United Artisans.
Meet st-i otid and fourth Monday niahls
of each month at Fraternity hall. Brothers
and alalera cordially invited in meet with ua.
A. 1'. Uatihau, M. A.
6. 8. Unir, Secretary.
WAl'COMA l.OPdK, No. 30, K. of P.-Mecti
in A. O. li. YV. hall every Tuesday nicht.
O. i'. NUrkham, C. C.
M. II. Nickrlsen, K of II. & H.
IIVKKS1DK I.OMiK; No. fiS, A. O. U. W.
t Metts tirat and third ralurdava of each
Uioiilh. , J. K. Kab, M. VV,
J. F. Watt, Financier.
II. L. Hows, Recorder.
jdi.ewii.uk l.tinoi:, No. 107, 1. 0. o. f-
I Meets In Fraternal hall every Thursday
Diariit. O. B. Haktlxy N. O.
ii. J. HniBian, Secretary.
fJ F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. 11,
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Covple's store. All ealti
left at the ofllce or residence will be promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTOIiNKY-AT-f.A W, AHSTRACTER, NO
1AMY I'UIII.IC end REAL
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, tins had many years expiMjeitce in
Ural hi-tnte matter, as ahauiicu-r, 'Krchur o(
titles and a;eut. butiMiaction uarantucdor no
J F. WATT, M. D.
i", 1 n. u. is el'eci any
riiiipped to treat catarrh of nose and throal
and diKcascs of women.
H,eeiiil teruis for ollice treatment of chronic
'Iclcphone, olllcc, 33, residence, 31.
IIiRRiaoN Hro., Props.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
(1 round and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
irriinl i hit done every Saturday, llurtnir the
busy season additional days ii be mentioned
Jn the local columns.
IIU'ID HlVEIt. 0' EGON.
pAI'ERHANOIXU, KAIOllININQ, ETC.
If your walls are lick or Mutilated, call on
E. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay,
OH. hours fro n 0 A. St.. till 8. P. M., a .id all
night If necessary.
.J7C0N0Y1Y SHOE SHOr.
Men's half Rolen, hand etioked, $1;
nailed, best, 75c; second, 50c; third, 40c.
I -hi lies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, beet,
hOc; second, 36. liegt stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
JIIE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
In the place to ftet the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Canities, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
V. B. COLE, Prop.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to S
and 6 to 7 1". M.
JyJT. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tommsson Bkos, Props.
FIR AND TINE LUMBER.....
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
jirice s to suit the times.
For Bill Heads, letter Heads, Envel
oieB, Cards, Circulars, Htnall Posters,
Milk Tickets, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
l.t'tjal ItlankB, etc., come to the
i LACIER JOB OFFICE.
DALLAS & SPANGLER,
Hardware, Staves and Tinware
titchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and complete stock
of hardware, Moves and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our :i t'8 will continue to be as low a
Pt rtland prices.
REPAID 3 TIX WARE A SPECIALTY.
;S OF THE U
Epitome of the TelegraphU
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
an Interesting Collection of Items Froq
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In a Condensed Form.
Many bonds are being purchased by
tho government now.
The United Btutos cruiner Montgom
ery has arrived at Montevideo.
In crinpeqncnco of Lord fttlinfmry'r
bereavement, diplomatio matters will
It in said that the Boers move so fast
and often that the British cannot keep
track of them.
The Americans are in control of
vantly greater territory in Luzon than
they were a month ago.
Aguinaldo, with a few men, women
and carts, was seen between San Fabian
and San Fernando on Fi iduy.
James D. Richardson will very prob
ably be the loader of the minority in
the next house of representatives.
As a matter of convenience for their
Western business, tho Pullman com
pany will build repair shops iu Denver.
A Brooklyn court has rendered a de
cision that school boards cannot be
forced to admit negroes in white
The Vancouver (B. C.) chief of po
lice believes he has the long-sought
Tascott, the murderer of Milliouiaie
Suell, of Chicago.
The British court of appeals has re
Tersed the lower court and will permit
the Mexican International railroad to
proceed with its plan for fuudiug its
6 per cent bonds.'
Tho navy department has awarded
the contract for a drydock at tht
League Island navy-yard, Philadelphia,
to the Atlantic, Gulf & Paciflo Com
pany, for 782,000.
A report has been received at Vic
toria of the drowning in Alaska of a
Mrs. Dumbleton, another woman and
three unknown men. They were car
ried under the ice in a small boat.
Because ho transferred his Washing
ton home, the gift of patriotic citizens,
first to his wife and later to his son,
Admiral Dewey is the subject of much
censure, and contributors to the fund
will accept no explanation.
Congress will be petitioned to croate
positions for Fitzhugh Lee and "Old
lloss" Wheoler. A fund will also be
started to purchase each of them a
sword. The movement is being engi
neered by young ladios, who want their
idols to bo major-generals. The first
meeting was held iu Chicago.
Four thousand miners in Indiana
have gone on a wage strike.
Democratic newspapers in Kentucky
now concede Taylor nearly 2,000.
Cattle now command the highest
prices since 1882 in the Chicago mar
kets. Lumbermen in this country think
that Canada is too scvero in her retalia
tion. The Standard Oil Company has
raised the price on crude oil to a point
the highest in four years.
The revenue cutter Manning will
soon leave New York for the North Pa
cific coast, where she is to remain in
President's message will be held
open until the latest possible time,
awaiting developments in the Philip
pines. Two confessed horse-thievos in Illi
nois traveled a rough road on theij
way to jail and narrowly escaped
A terrible battle took place last
Thursday between Colombian rebels
anil government forces. A thousand
rebels were killed.
Walter Morehead, of London, a
stockholder in the Southern 1'acifto
has appealed to the courts to got asids
the recent reorganization.
The schooner Maple I.caf was
wrecked abreast of New Glasgow. Her
captain, now dead, was to have been,
married on his arrival in port.
The torpedo-boat Dahlgren is not up
to requirements and her builders will
have to pay fines. Tho boat, it ia said,
should not have been accepted.
General Funsfrm says that Colonel
Metcalf is not guilty of the charges of
murdering a Filipino preferred against
him by a member of the Twentieth
The Santa Fe is stretching out for
trade in northern California. It has
recently Iionded the Klamath road,
the Belt Line almut Eureka harbor and
immense tracts of timber land.
By the death of Vice-President IIo
bart, the othce of vice-president be
comes vacant for the rest of McKin
ley's term. The president pro tern of
the senate will be elected when con
Naval tests of the Marconi wireless
telegraphy at sea were successful up to
30 miles. At 36 miles the messages
Lieut. Franklin Schley, who is soon
to go to Manila, closely resembles his
father, Rear Admiral Schley, in ap
pearance and stature.
With appropriate ceremonies the
Methodist Episcopal home for the aged
at Bala, a suburb of Philadelphia, was
dedicated by Bishop Foss.
Major-General Otis will come borne
In England, the "antig" are not al
lowed a free press.
Three hundred Spanish prisonora are
now at Manila.
Much damage has been done to po
tatoes by the recent rains iu Oregon.
Hundreds are dying weekly iu China
from the plague, and the government
refuses to take sanitary precautious.
Dispatches found on prisoners show
the Boer loss at Belmont to have been
)uly 10 killed and 40 wounded.
The United States ship Ranger at
Mare island, is supposed to be fitting
for some secret mission
France is hostile to Catholio orders.
Seven bishoprics and salaries of 700
vicars are to be suppressed.
Troops will continue to go to the
Philippines. They will be needed, as
other islands than Luzou are requiring
Roberts will not be able to retain his
seat, as a majority are against him.
He has some supporters who will iusist
on a hearing.
Tho rebels evacuated Mangalaren in
a hurry. They did not fire a shot and
left an hundred American and Spanish
The English money market Is appre
hensive. Discount rates are high and
gold continues to flow oxit for war sup
Two men, Engineer Robert Hunter
and Fireman D. L. Miller, were killed
in the O. R. & N. wreck near Rooster
Rock. W. F. Herzinger was badly in
jured. The Boers at Estcourt were defeated
by Hildyard's forces. The defeated
force retreated toward Colenso, destroy
ing a railway bridge at Frere, and
Britishers are after them with a flying
The young celestials of San Francisco
have a plan ou foot to rostore to power
the young emperor of China. They
will raise a fund of $50,000 to carry it
out and introduce certain needed re
forms in the empire.
The purchase of large tracts of fir
forests by F'astern lumbermen has
caused a sharp advance in the price of
both logs and standing timber in Wash
ington. Within a short time stuinpage
has arisen from 10 to 20 cents.
Viceroy Curzon in his report on the
famine in India says that 30,000,000
people in the area' are now affected.
Relief work up t? the present time has
cost the government $5,000,000, aside
from losses of revenue and loans.
Governor Leary says he must have
an ice machine in the isle of Guam.
Water is unfit to drink. With a cold
storage outfit aud an occasional supply
of fresh beef, he cau furnish subsist
ence for a larger garrison of men.
Smallpox is prevalent iu Indian ter
ritory. Cubans want the troops withdrawn
but no American civil governor.
A new finance bill is under consid
eration by the Republican committee.
Eastern Oregon steers sell for $70
apiece. Wool goes at 15 ceuts per
Secretary Wilson will try to reform
the present practice of free seed distri
bution. An organization to control the out
put of electrio fans has been perfected
in New York.
England has given notice to the
powers of Europe that a state of war
exists in the Transvaal.
A portage road at The Dalles on the
upper Columbia is nnder construction.
This is part of a large transportation
A representative of the Russian gov
ernment is in Chicago buying horses
for the czar. Over 2,000 head have
so far been purchased.
Admiral Watson reports that the en
tire province of Zamboanga, island of
Mindanao, has surrendered to Com
The widespread operations of the
Boers demonstrate that they have
greater strength than has been esti
mated, says a London despatch.
A private of the Twentieth Kansas
says the Filipino whom Colonel Met
calf Is accused of murdering was killed
by the colonel In self defense.
Filipino troops are scattered in small
companies and are committing fright
ful atrocities. Those of the natives whe
have welcomed or tolerated the Ameri
cans are remorselessly cut to pieces.
Sir Francis Winagte, in the battle
with the khalifa's force, near Gedid,
captured 0,000 men, women and chil
dren. Osman Digna, the principal
general of the khalifa, is still at large.
Dr. von Holleben, German ambassa
dor to the United States, in the pres
ence of 2,000 Germans, presented a
flag sent by Emperor William to the
United German Soldiers' Societies in
Representatives of the American
English syndicate have been in Mon
tana all summer and fall, securing op
tions on the best sheep ranches ami
best watered hind for the purpose ol
consolidating them into one large com
pany. William R. Moody, son of Dvight L.
Moody, has assumed the editorship ol
tho official newspaper of Moody't
The grave of President Tyler, in
Hollywood cemetery, in Richmond,
Va., which has been unmarked for 37
years, is to have an appropriate monu
ment. Mrs. Annie E. Brumby, mother of
Lieut. Brumby, of the Olympia, was
one of the spectators at the festivities
in Atlanta, Ua., in honor of her son. i
vices at Paterson.
SERMON BY REV. DR. MAG IE
Distinguished Men of the Nation Prea
eut Keinulna Planed In a Vault
at Cedar I. awn Cemetery,
Paterson, N. J.. Nov. 28. With the
impressive religious ceremonies of the
Presbyterian church, and with tho dig
nity due to his high office, all that was
mortal of ti e vice-president, Garrett
A. Jlobart, wai committed ' to the
earth. The president, Secretary tif
State John Hay, Chief Justice Fuller,
ex-Vice-President Levi P. Morton, ex
Secretary of War Alger, Secretary of
the Interior Hitchcock, the supreme
court judges, members of the senate,
members of congress and the vice-presidents'
personal friends filled the beau
tiful Church of tho Redeemer, and
with moistened eye andi bowed head
testified silently and eloquently to his
worth as a statesman, frieud aud
Through the west window from the
center of the stained glass Maltose
cross pierced a shaft of crimson light
that shed its light around the cata
falque and bathed the orchids, nar
cissus blossoms and white roses iu
bright tints. The eye of the clergy
man, Dr. David Magie, traveled along
the shaft of light to the cross as he re
peated the words: "The Lord gave and
tho Lord hath taken away; blessed be
the name of the Lord."
The chief magistrate of the country
bowed his head in his hands. He was
visibly agitated. There was scarcely
a dry cheek in the crowded edifice,
and the widow was comparatively the
most composed. All the pomp of an
official pageant, which was omitted in
deference to tho wahes of the deceased,
could never have caused the impres
siveness of this scene.
Through a long lane of thousands of
uncovered heads, the cortege wended
its way to Cedar Lawu cemetery, where
the body was placed in the receiving
THE KHALIFA IS DEAD
Killed In a Ituttle With the Anglo
Cairo, Nov. 28 Lord Cromer, the
British minister here, has received the
following dispatch from General Kitch
ener: "Wingate's forces caught up with
tho khalifa's force 77 miles southeast
of Gedil and attacked it. After a
sharp tight he took the position. The
khalifa, who was surrounded by a
body-guard of emirs, was killed, and
all the principal emirs were killed or
captured except Osman Digna, who es
caped. The dervishes were utterly de
feated, their whole camp was taken
and thousands surrendered. A large
number of women, children and cattle
also fell into the hands of the Anglo
General Kitchener also wires:
"Wo took the entire dervish camp.
All the dervishes not killed surren
dered. I cannot speak too highly of
the excellent behavior of the troops,
and their enduring the long, tedious
marches preceding the final action.
From 4 o'clock in the morning of No
vember 21 until 5 o'clock in the morn
ing of November 24 they marched 60
miles and fought two decisive actions.
"The Soudan may now be declared
to be open."
Filipino Troops are now Scattered In
Manila, Nov. 28. The last Filipino
council of war was held by the retreat
ing leaders at Bayambang November
13, in the house now occupied by Gen
eral MacArthur. It was attended by
Aguinaldo, Pio del Pilar, Garcia, Ale
jandrino and some members of the so
called cabinet. Information has
reached General MacArthur from sev
eral sources to the effect that the coun
cil recognized the futility of attempt
ing further resistimce to the Americans
with united forces, and agreed that the
Filipino troops should scatter aud
should hereafter follow guerrilla meth
ods. The disposition of the generals,
with their approximate forces, is as
General Conceplon, with 840 men,
in New Egija province; General Maca
bolos, with 325 men, at the town of
Binaca, province of Tarlac; General
Pio del Pilar, with 800 men, northeast
of Malolos; General Aquino, with 500
men, at Arayat; General San Miguel,
with 150 men, in Zambolos province;
General Mascardo, with 1,100 men, in
the mountains west of Angeles, and
the largest force, probably nnder Gen
eral Trias, in Cavite province.
Train Struck a Slide.
Troutdale, Or., Nov. 28. The O. R.
& N. eastbound passenger No. 2 ran in
to a small slide near Rooster Rock at 9
p. m. The engine was derailed and
slid down the embankment, instantly
killing Fireman Milor and injuring En
gineer Robert Hunter, how seriously
is not known. The mail car was de
railed, but the pasgenger coaches re
mained on the track. The train crew
and passengers showed gieat heroism in
the work of digging the dead and in
jured men from the wreck.
Thanksgiving iu Berlin.
Berlin, Nov. 28. Rev. Mr. Dickie,
pastor of the American church in Ber
lin, delivered today a Thanksgiving
discourse before a large congregation.
The church was hung with Americas
Rnstv marks can be taken out ol
linen bv dimrintt it in hot water and
squeezing the juioe of a lemon over it.
CABLE TO THE PHILIPPINES.
lu.ot Eucomaiouils Construction of Cno
Now York, Nov. 27. A special to
the Herald from Washington says
President McKinley has received r
synopsis of Secretary Root's cnuual
report, which ho is now considering in
connection with his message to congress.
Dealing as it does with all the events
of the last year in connection with tho
Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico,
and In the discussion and rocommouda
tions for tho future government of these
now possessions it will form the basis
for the most important chapter of the
president's message. These are some
of the most essential features of the
secretary's observation and rocom
The immediate appointment of civil
governors for Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Tho aubstitution of civil government
either by commission or a civil governor
for the Philippines following the sup
pression of the present insurrection.
A complete system of suffrage in the
Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico with
educational and property qualifications
required for all voters.
ine immediate construction of a
cable between the United States and
No general reorganization of the
army will bo recommended by the sec
rotary at the present time. He will
leave this subject open for furthcT
consideration until after the war in the
Philippines has been brought to a closo.
It will be pointed out, however, that
the retention of the bulk of tho present
army will be necessary for some months
WILL RETURN MONEY.
Admiral Dewey O.Tera to Relmburso
Those Who Wish It.
New York, Nov. 27. A special to
the World from Washington says: Any
subscriber to the Dewey home fund who
wishes to, may have his or her money
back. John R. McLean, speaking for
his sister, Mrs. Dewey, said:
"Mrs. Dewey and the admiral have
beens overwhelmed with, not hundreds,
but thousands, of telegrams of sympa
thy for the affliction which has befallen
them iu this furious and thoughtless
attack made upon their domestic life.
Admiral Dewey's statement has had
great effect to accomplish this revul
sion of sentiment.
"Among the telegrams received was
one from Emerson McMillan, of New
York, to the effect that if any person
desired the return of his subscription
to the homo fuud, the admiral would
forward the list of contributors to him,
together with any letters or dispatches
requesting refunding of the money,he,
Mr. McMillan, would immediately
reimburse all applicants in full.
"I am authorized to say most posi
tively that all such requests will re
ceive the promptest attention. All that
is necessary for these people to do is to
forward their requosts to the admiral
himself and not to rush to the news
paper offices with them. All that come
in proper style will receive attention.
"I also desire to say that nothing
that has happened to us thoughout our
lives has beeu such a sourco of grief as
this public furor. Mrs. Dewey has al
ways been the favorite in our family
and has been almost idolized. We feel
her grief very keenly aud propose to
defend her. At present she is in no
condition to say anything for publica
tion. "This trouble has also seriously
afflicted our aged mother, who looked
forward to the coming of Admiral
Dewey with such pleasure aud admira
tion, and who was so happy in hor
daughter's marriage. We had never
anticipated the outburst, and acted
in absolute good faith, as we supposed,
Instruction! to Mrtcrum.
Washington, Nov. 27. United States
Consul Macrum, at Pretoria, has been
instructed by cable to impress upon
President Kruger that it is the view of
this government that the usage of all
civilized nations sanctions the minis
tration of a neutral representative in
the interest of citizeus and captives of
one of the parties to the war, aud he
must further insist upon performing
the sacred duty imposed by all tho con
ditions of humanity. This is practic
ally an announcement of our govern
ment upon the execution of the trust
ivhich it assumed to look after the in
wrests of British citizens lu the South
Invited to Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 27. The Chicago
Dewey committee, owing to the recent
oriticism of Admiral Dowey in connec
tion with' the transfer of his home, de
cided today to urge an early accept
ance of Chicago's invitation to the ad
miral to visit this city. The date of
the visit is named as May 1 of next
pear, and in the committee's commun
ication to the admiral he is assured
that Chicago citizens do not approve of
the storm of criticism recently raised.
Mayor Harrison supplemented the com
mittee's communication by a personal
telegram in which he urged the ad
miral to accept the invitation.
Carnegie's Offer Accepted.
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 27.-Andrew
Carnegie's offer of $25,000 for a public
library building has been accepted, the
city council voting on the military
plaza and $2,000 per annum for the
maintenance of the library.
Immigration Ia Increasing.
Washington, Nov. 27. Reports to
the immigration bureau show that the
total immigration to the United States
during the last four months was 115,
276, an increase over that of the corre
sponding period of last year of 30,544.
An artist residing in Florence, Rob
srt Davidsohn, has discovered the old
jst known caricature of a fight between
mights. It is dated 1620, and was
found on the inside cover of a maun
icript. - 0
RETREAT OF BOERS'
Jouberfs Forces Fall Back
BRITISH POSITION TOO STROXO
Hildyard's Victory Evidently Turned
the Tldo-Kiitch Destroyed thsi
llrlilge at Frere.
London, Nov. 29. The colonial office
has received the following dispatch
from the governor of Natal, dated
Pietermaritzburg, Sunday, November
"The Boers are retiring on Woenan.
Our troops are occupying a ridge three
miles northward of the Moot river. It
appears that the Boers have found our
position too strong, and are retiring
toward Ladysmith with the loot they
have collocted. Tho river Is in flood
Buller has arrived. Telegraphic com
munication with Estcourt was restored
early this morning."
Frere Bridge Destroyed.
Estcourt, Nov. 29. The railroad
bridge at Frere, spanning a wido stream,
has been destroyed by the Boers, who
are reported to be retiring rapidly. A
general advance upon Colenso has been
ordered, and a flying column has left
here to intercept tho Boer raiding par
Boera Driven Bark.
London, Nov. 29. The war depart
ment has received the following dis
patch from General Buller, dated
"Hildyard, going from Estcourt,
made a successful attack November 25
with three battalions, one field battery,
a naval gun and 70 mounted troops on
the enemy, occupying Beacon hill,
which dominated Willow Grange, and
had interrupted his communication.
As a result of operations the enemy is
retiring, and the railway and telegraph
lines have been restored between Est'
court and Weston. Our loss was about
14 killed and 60 wounded. Ililnyard
has advanced to a position near F'rere.
as he hopes to cut off the enemy, who
is believed to be retiring on Colenso,
"Barton, from Weston, has advanced
to Estcourt. As soon as communica
tion is restored, I will telegraph par
ticulars. So far as I can Inako out the
operation is one for which Hildyard
aud the troops deserve much credit.
The railway is now open to Frere."
For the moment the Boer invasion
southward in Natal seems not only to
have spent its force, but to have devel
oped into a retrograde movement.
Though with forces bo mobile as those
of the Boers, it is difficult to surmise
where they will appear next. Appar
ently Goueral Clery's advance to the
relief of Ladysmith has really com
menced. So far as ascertainable Hildyard's
force, which is already at Frere, must
number 1,000 men, and should be able
to reoccupy Colenso, where it may
have to await reinforcements of artil
lery and cavalry before joining hands
with General White. General Barton
now oocupies Estcourt, and the Mooi
river will be occupied by reinforce
ments from retermaritzburg. Tho
whole situation has been distinctly
cleared since the arrival of Buller in
Natal, though doubtless the British
will have many difficulties to overcome
before White is relieved.
The big battle is likely to occur at
the passage of tho Tugela river, and
it may be expected that the Boers will
make a stand there. In any case,
wherever they elect to try to stem the
British advance, there will be desper
ate fighting aud of a sanguinary char
acter. Th outlook in Cape Colony is dark
for the British. That General Gatacre
has no easy task, is proved by the latest
dispatches from Queenstown and else
where, showing that the majority of
the population on the frontier have
openly declared themselves on the side
of the Boers. Bands of Boers are do
ing immense damage over a wide area
aud they have now appeared south of
Stormberg. Gatacre, however, moves
to the front today, so it is hoped by
the British that the invasion will soon
Dr. Jamicson, leader of the famous
raid, has arrived in Loudon from South
General Hildyard's Losses.
Durban, Nov. 29. The latest reports
of General Hildyard's losses at the
Beacon hill engagement show that 15
men were killed and 72 wounded. The
West Yorkshire regiment suffered
heavily. Major Hobbs was captured
and several men are missing. Dis
patches from Kruger and Joubert,
found on a Boer prisoner, said the Boer
losses at Belmont were 10 men killed
aud 40 wounded.
Castro Takes to the Warpath.
Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 29. Gen
eral Castro left here this morning fot
Valencia, where he has assembled about
4,500 men, to attack General Hernan
dez. He will return immediately,
leaving General Petrie in command.
General Hernandez has dynamited a
bridge on the German railroad so as to
retard Caetio's advance.
London, Nov. 29. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton, in view of the fact that his steam
yacht Erin cannot be utilized by the
government as a hospital ship, sent
10,000 to the Princess of Wales to be
used at her discretion for the benefit of
soldiers and sailors. The executive
committee of the American ladies' hospital-ship
fund has received an anony
mous gift of 6,000 from the United
States, together with a promise of as
much more if it should be needed.
Letters Successfully Kent at the Kate of
00,000 an Hour.
New York, Nov. 29. Experimental
tests of tho Pollak-Yirag rapid tele
graphy system were mado o" Sunday
over 1,039 miles of wire, hi-twi-cn'thirt
city and Chicago. Signals, consisting
of the letters of the alphabet from A to
Z, were sent at the rate of (10,000 an
hour, but, owing to tho great amount
of induction to bo overcome and inter
ference and interruptions with tho
wire, no actual messages wore trans
mitted. It is asserted that the system, which
has been successfully operated iip to
700 miles, will work at 1,000 miles or
more when a good wire is obtained and
a sufficient battery power provided. In
tho experiments here, two ordinary
telegraph wires were used to form a
complete metallic circuit, .and the
grouud connections commonly employed
in telegraphing were dispensed with.
Josef Virag, oue of the inventors, ' w as
at this end of the wire, while Herr
Pollak was in Chicago.
When the wires were finally found
to bo clear, the signals were sent. They
had previously been punched iu a roll
of tape by a perforator similar to that
used in the Wheatstone system. The
tape was passed through a transmitter
containing a metal cylinder, revolving
at a high late of speed. Bearing dow n
upon the tape were two needles. At
each perforation a needlo completed
the circuit snd made a dot or a dash
at tho other end of the line. A small
electric motor operated the transmitter.
In order to carry the signals through
to Chicago, it was found that a current
of 75 volts was necessary. '
After tho signals had been sent
through tho apparatus to Chicago, an
operator, using tho ordinary key, tele
graphed back that they had been re
ceived all right. At this juncture, the
time for changing from day to night
wires arrived, and the circuit was in
terrupted at Buffalo. The experiments
were then postponed to another day.
Claims of Southerners.
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 29. Governor
Milos B. McSweeney today addressed a
letter to the governor of each Southern
state, asking for united effort to get
Southern representatives in congress
to work for the passage of a bill to re- i
fund $11,000,000 to Southern people '
for cotton seized by United States
troops during the war between tho
states. The cotton was sold by the col
lector of customs at New York, aud the
funds were placed in the United States
treasury. The United States supreme
court had decidod that the government
has no right or title to these funds,
which are held for ultimate return to
tljose entitled thereto. But the funds
cannot be reached except by congres
sional action, as legislation is neces
sary before action can be "brought
against tho sovereign government.
Forced to l'ut Hack.
Seattle, Nov. 29. With a cargo of
dying horses and mules, and 55 empty
stalls, the United States transport Vic
toria returned to port late tonight, hav
ing been forcod by an unprecedented
stress of weather off Cape Flattery to
turn back from her voyage to the Phil
ippines. Of the 410 horsos and mules
carried, 55 were literally pounded to
death against the sides of their stalls
in the storm, and the remaining ani
mals are bo badly bruised that the offi
cers of the vessel believe that, many
cannot be saved.
The Victoria sailed for the Philip
pines last Thursday.
Berlin, Nov. 27. Tho Lokal An--
zoiger says Professor Stiles, the scien
tific attache of the United States emf
bassy, has been recalled because of
differences with the imperial health
officer," As a matterof fact, Professor
Stiles has been treated of late with un
usual discourtesy by the health officer,
aud he officially reported the matter to
Washington, advising that Germany's
scientific attache at Washington, Count
von llacke, should be deprived of priv
ileges like those of 'which Professor
Stiles was deprived here; Professor
Stiles sails for the United States' in De-
ember. He will not have a successor.
Measages Through Walla.
Chicago, Nov. 29. Professor W. S.
Johnson and O. L. Fortier, of Milwau
kee, today made a succesful test in this
city of wireless telegraphy. They suc
ceeded in telegraphing without wires
through a suite of seven rooms, with
all doors closed, and through seven
walls. Another test was. made when
the signals were conveyed through
three fireproof vaults and an ordinary
telegraph switchboard, in which third
wires were connected up, and about 40
dead wires were located. This lu con
sidered to be the severest test to which
wireless telegraph has yet been sub
mitted. Samoan Treaty.
Washington, Nov. 29. The United
States has declined to accept the
agreement as to the disposition of the
Samoan islands reached by Great Brit
ain and Germany. The reasons which
influenced the state department here in
rejecting the British-German arrange
ment related entirely to minor mat
ters. At the instance of the other par
ties concerned, the United States pre
pared and submitted a draft of a treaty,
which it is hoped will be acceptable to
all three powers.
Burial of 111 1 1 Anthony.
New York, Nov. 29. Richard
Croker, on behalf of Tammany Hall,
today agreed to contribute $300 to bury
Sergeant Bill Anthony, of the Maine.
Mr. Croker also promised to give $100
personally to a fund to erect a monu
ment over the grave of the marine.
1.1 Hung Chang's Appointment.
Berlin, Nov. 28. A dispatch from
Peking announces that an imperial de
cree has been issued appointing Li
Hung Chang minister of commerce.