The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, January 19, 1900, Image 1

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50c; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc
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Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and complete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our ptia will continue to be aa low u
Portland prices.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In a Condensed Form.
William Jackson, the soout, is dead.
The United Verde mine wus sold fox
British authorities have released the
German steamer Herzog.
Two white men were shot and two
negroes were lynched at Ripley, Tenn.
Premier McDonald takes the attorney-generalship
of the new Manitoba
A British flag and ' portrait .of the
queen were trampled under foot in a
Victoria saloon.
President Hill, of the Great North
ern, regards the ship subsidy bill as a
national scandal.
Lord Balfour in a speech denied that
the lust for gold is the incentive to Eng
land in the Tranvaal war.
Snit has been begun in the United
States supreme court to test the valid
ity of the Bland-Allison act.
Governor Brady and tho Cape Nome
delegation have appeared before the
house committee on publio lands.
The president has recommended the
promotion of Howison, Kautz, Remeny
and Farquhar to be rear admirals.
The United States cruiser Albany,
purchased from Brazil, developed a
speed of 20.87 knots during a builders'
trial run.
England will release Seized Ameri
can flour. Foodstuffs are not consid
ered contraband of war unless intended
for the enemy.
Barnat Grinberg, formerly a well
known Jewish business man of Seattle,
has been arrested in Tarnapoli, Ga
licia, Austria, on a charge of buying
girls for export from Austria to the
United States.
Secretary Gage gives as his reasons
for his recent action in utilizing na
tional banks as depositories for national
treasury notes that thereby he prevent
ed a disturbance in the business world.
He denies that he has discriminated
in favor of any bank.
A London dispatch says the long
pent-np storm is now bursting over the
heads of home government officials.
It says that if parliament were in ses
sion, it is doubtful 'if they could retain
power, and only a remarkable change
in the situation can save them when
the next session convenes.
Senator Hoar has made public a let
ter he had addressed to a number of
Eastern papers in reply to a speech
made by ex -representative Qnigg, of
the Essex Club. In it he says that
Aguinaldo is honest, and that the war
was caused by a mistake made by Gen
eral Otis; that the Americans were the
aggressors and Aguinaldo wanted
peace. .
A pro-Boer meeting was held in
English parliament may be convened
before the end of the month.
Frenchmen are opposed to the new
treaty with America.
A Missouri lodge of Hibernians de
cided that it would not help the Boers.
The Chicago baseball club will make
its spring training quarters at Los An
geles. -
An Ontario (Or.) man has a scheme
for using the natural steam of hot
The Pacific coast has sent forward
over 10,000 to the Lawtou fund, and
more will be sent.
The Boers have refused to allow the
American consul at Pretoria to act aa
British representative. ;
The secretary of war has asked for
$750,000 for expenses in sending the
Spanish prisoners home from Manila.
California wants foreign countries
forced to reduce the duties on canned
goods through reciprocity treaties.
The shipbuilding trust has not yet
been organized. The amount of capi
talization is not yet determined upon.
The Big Four railroad will resume
payment of common stock dividends
and will take over the Chesapeake &
Uncle Sam will press her claim
against Santo Domingo. France got
her money and now demands an
The Boers in a spirit of humor have
named three prison streets in Pretoria
"Ladysmith," "Mafeking" and "Kim
berley." England cannot understand why
Buller's forces did not press a passage
on the Tugela while White was engag
ing the Boers to the North.
At Battle Creek, Mich., the body of
Sherman Church, a miller, was found
wedged nnder a water wheel. The
hands were tied and a weight fastened
to the leg.
John Boston, a negro, of Russell
county, Ala., convicted of chicken
setaling has been pardoned by Governor
Johnston on condition that "for twelve
months he shall not buy, steal or eat
another chicken, or any part thereof."
A lady in Baltimore was so attracted
to a pet monkey that when it shuffled
off this mortal coil she gave a 'bang-up
funeral. There were six pall-bearers,
four carriages for the mourners, and
several floral designs, one of them be
ing an "empty chair."
. The bombardment of Mafeking was
renewed Friday morning.
Many Boers are believed to be trek
king northward from Ladysmith. '
The national convention of United
Mine Workers opened at Indianapolis.
When Bryan visits New York he will
be entertained exclusively by Tam
many. For the first time in history trocery
stores and meat shops closed in Chicago
on Sunday.
General Wood has crossed Orange
river and established the first British
post in the enemy's country.
A determined woman and a huge
bread knife kept a mob at bay in Chi
cago until assistance arrived.
Sir Wilfred Laurier says that Can
ada will give England both men and
money to help her in the present strife.
Summer resorts of Rockaway beach
and Jamaica bay, New York, may have
to move on account of threatening
Wheaton and Schwan's troops are
keeping the rebels of Southern Luzon
moving. Americans have few losses,
but the rebel losses are heavy.
The trans-Atlantic steamship lines
have increased their passenger rates be
tween New York and Europe, owing
to the heavy travel expected to the Paris
John P. Reese, under arrest in Fort
Scott, Kan., has been released by
Jugde Thayer's order. Reese was being
held for contempt of court for address
ing striking miners.
The Servian ministry has resigned,
owing to King Alexander insisting on
granting amnesty to all the political
prisoners convicted of high treason
against his father, King Milan.
A circular appealing for peace and
pledging for the Boers, signed by 400
clergymen of all denominations in the
Netherlands, has just been delivered to
the ministers of all Christian churches
in Great Britain.
The suit for the prize money for the
destruction of Cervera's fleet involves
the question of whether or not the
cruiser New York really participated
in the battle. The attorney-general
avers that as all the Spanish fleet and
property were destroyed they were not
The urgent deficiency appropriation
bill, the first of the important bills for
the government, reported to the honso
by Chairman Cannon, carries $56,127,
841, of which $47,603,832 is reappro
priated for the military and naval es
tablishments, and $3,825,500 for dis
trict appropriations.
The Boers have looted all the stores
and mines in Swaziland.
Two case3 of bubonic plague are re
ported from South Australia.
Londoners are still complaining over
the rigid censorship of war news.
Carter Harrison has refused to accept
the candidacy for governor of Illinois.
The rodmill workers at Cleveland,
O., will strike, involving 4,000 work
men. General George Sharpe, a veteran
the civil war, is dead at Kingston
N. Y.
Dutch colonials taken in arms are
not treated as war prisoners, but are
being prosecuted for treason.
The latest official report upon the
foreign commerce of China shows a
great increase both in its imports and
The Cree Indians of Canada may
take the warpath and strike a blow at
Great Britain, now that the British
are busy.
Frederick D. Bonfils, one of the pro
prietors of the Denver Post, was shot
and mortally wounded by a lawyer of
that city.
French warships have taken posses
sion of Kwong Chan Wan bay, where
a boundary dispute has been pending
for several months.
The wreck in St. Mary's bay, N. F.,
is still unidentified, although it is be
Meved to be the Helgoland, which ws
nder charter by the Standard O
Jompany. Ten bodies have been lo
cated among the rocks.
A lone robber held up two restau
rants in the midst of Kansas City at 6
in t the morning. Both jobs were ac
complished in less than five minutes,
and the robber escaped, the gaping
people making no resistance.
Mrs. C. M. Foote, of Los Angeles,
Cal., aged 73, died suddenly on the
north-bound Oregon express between
Gazelle and Montague, in the Siski
you s. She was accompanying the re
mains of her late husband to Seattle
for burial.
John Barrett, ex-minister to Siam,
in a public address in Chicago, said
that Senator Hoar's speech, which
was cabled to Hong Kong, and subse
quently put into hands of the Filipinos,
caused the open insurrection in the
Mrs. Christina Hirth, of East St.
Louis, emerged from a trance to find
herself under process of being em
balmed and prepared for the grave. A
movement of the . eyelid saved the
woman from death at the hands of the
undertaker or from burial alive.
From the stomach of a woman w!
died in Indiana, a short time since, th
handles of sx silver teaspoons were
taken, and now the stomach of a dead
child at Lebanon has turned out several
silver coins.
Toothache troubled a cat belonging
to James Dever, of Norristown, Pa. A
dentist extracted all her teeth and
fitted an artificial set in her jaws.
Every night, before retiring, she runs
to her master to havo her teeth removed.
Kow- Our Exports Have
Grown in Past Five Years.
Cnlted Kingdom by Far the Beat Custo
mer, and Germany nrnl Fruuue
' Come Next.
Washington, Jan. 10. Frank II.
Hitchcock, chief of the foreign mar
kets division of the agricultural depart
ment, has prepared an interesting col
lation of figures showing for the first
time the respective amounts of our
agricultural exports which go to the
several countries of Europe and of the
pther continents. The period oovewd
li 1894 to 1808. Tho statement shows
(hat the agricultural products exported
from the United States in the five years
.ad an average annual value of $003,
538,201. Of those enormous exports,
about 60 per cent found a market in
the United Kingdom and its various
dependencies. The sum paid by the
British people for the American farm
products purchased during the period
mentioned readied as high ns $403,
053,054 a year. Great Britain alone
took more than one-half of our agricul
tural exports, the consignments cred
ited to that ocuntry forming about 65
per cent of the total shipments and
having an annual value of $302,407,
701. Germany, which ranks next to the
United Kingdom as a mrrket for the
products of American agriculture, re
ceived about 16 per cent of the export?
for 1894-98, the average yearly value
amounting to $36,820,251.
France, with purchases that aver
aged $48,988,791 a year, or about 6.6
per cent of tho total, was the third
country in importance. These three
countries the United Kingdom, Ger
many and France received togother
nearly 75 per cent of the total agricul
tural exports.
After the three countries just men
tioned, The Netherlands, Belgium,
Canada, Italy and Spain afforded the
most important markets. The Nether
lands bought 4.3 per cent of the total;
Belgium, 3.6 per cent; Canada, 3.5 pei
cent; Italy, 2.2 per cent; and Spain,
1.5 per cent. The averago value of the
exports to these countries.
Reports of Proceeding in the Slodder
Klver Country.
Modder River, Thursday. General
Babington, with two reigments of
Lp.ncers, the Victorian mounted rifles'
find a battery of horse artillery, loft
here on the evening of January 7 (Sun
day) and crossed tho Free State border
on Tuesday.
Simultaneously other movements
were made. A column under Colonel
Pitcher went from Belmont to the
south of General Babington's route,
while a portion of the garrisons 0
Klokfonteiu and Honey Nest kloof, un
der Major Byrne, advanced toward
Jacobsdal. General Babington pene
trated 12 miles and his scouts 20.'
They saw no signs of armed Boers. The
farmhouses were found empty, the oo
enpants having had news of the ad
vance and gone further into the inte
rior. The British bivouacked at Ram
don. They burned three farmhouses,
the property of Lubbe, one of the Boe,
loaders. Yesterday they swept around
southward, returning here today.
Nothing was accomplished except a
Colonel Pitcher came into touch
with General Babington and then re
turned to Belmont.
Major Byrne reconnoitered the hilk
about four miles from Jacobsdal and
saw 700 Boers.
Boers Near the Sea.
Durban, Natal, Jan. 16. There is e
Boer commando in the Zambaan
country, Zululand, within a day's,
march of the sea, with wagons. It i
believed to be waiting for supplies and
ammunition secretly landed near St.
Lucia's bay.
The Boers have looted all the stores
and mines in" Swaziland territory, and
the ruined natives oro completing the
Beyond the Tugela.
London, Jan. 16. A special dispatch
from Cape Town, dated Friday, Jan
uary 12 (evening), announces that Gen
eral Warren has crossed the Tugela
Great Battle Imminent.
Boer Headquarters at Colenso,
Thursday Everything points to a great
battle within the next few days, Lady
smith for the last two nights has been
firing rockets. The object is not known
Fighting in Cebu.
Manila, Jan. 16. Advices from
Cebu report a sharp fight January 8
between a battalion of the Nineteenth
infantry and a body of insurgents oc
cupying a strong position in the Soud
Ion mountains. The enemy was
routed, the Americans capturing a
smooth-bore cannon, some rifles, and
destroying the fortifications. Four
Americans were wounded.
Rumor of Ladysmlth's Belief.
Durban, Friday The entire absence
of news from Cheveley or Krere camp
continues, but there is a persistent
rumor here that Ladysmith has been
Exportation of Aelils Prohibited.
London, Jan. 15. The Gazette to
day proclaims the prohibition of the
exportation from the United Kingdom
and the carrying coastwise of a variety
of acids capable of Leing converted
Into military stores.
Witness Wanted BSO.OOO to Vote for
Clark and Was offered 919,000.
Washington, Jan. 15. Dr. Ector, a
dentist of Missoula, Mont., was the
first witness before the Clark investi
gating committee today. He had par
ticipated in the campaign in Ravalli
county in the interest of E. P. Woods,
Democratio candidate for the legislat
ure, and who was a friend of Clarks.
Ector said he had acted at the instance
of Bickford, one of Clark's managers.
Witness said Bickford had promised to
pay him for his services, but no spe
cific sum had been mentioned. A
number of letters were read intending
to show that Bickford had been an
agent of Clark in the senatorial race.
Cross-examination of the witness was
postponed until the defense could look
up the letters received from Ector.
Representative Sullivan, member ol
Montana legislature from Granite
county, certified to having been ap
proached by Bickford in Helena pre
vious to the meeting of the legislature
and asked to vote for Clark.
"I said," the witness testified, "that
I might do so if there was enough
in it. He said how much. I said,
twenty thousand. He then asked me
if half that amount would not b
enough. I replied no, and we parted."
Sullivan said he met Bickford, wha
suggested fifteen thousand. Witness
told Bickford ho would not vote ioi
Clark under any circumstances, and
had seen no more of him.
Report 'Will Probably Be Beady Be.
fore February 1.
New York, Jan. 15. A social to
the Times from Washington says:
About the last of January the Philipi
pine commission will submit their full
report to the president. President
Schurman was at the White House
Thursday to announce that progress
was being made, and that before Feb
ruary the work of the commission will
be completed. The report made in
September was a general one, in which
all the commissioners joined. In the
full report eaoh commissioner will deal
with a separate subject. That of Pres
ident Schurman is on government foi
the Philippines. He has considered
the matter fully and has discussed hie
report with the president. It is as
sumed that such practical points as be
may offer will be brought to the atten
tion of the appropriate committoes ol
the senate and the houso.
As to the question of again sending
a commission to the Philippines, it hat
been suggested in congress by both sen
ators and representatives that a joint
commission of members might be
named for that purpose. It would be
very popular and also very expensive,
but it is insisted that it would be a
better way of preparing congress foi
legislative action than the plan of mak
ing up a commission outside of con
gress and expecting members of both
houses to read their report after it had
been made in order that it may become
informed. It is said that a special
committee of members well-known
would be more interesting and impres
sive. France Will Be Monarchy Again.
Chicago, Jan. 15. Count de la
Chasney, who was married in Colorado
Springs two days ago, and who passed
through Chicago last night on his way
to Paris, believes eventually France
will have again a monarohial form of
government. 1
"Nothing will be done in a political
way to reorganize the present govern
ment," he said, "until after the Paris
exposition. That is practically a mat
ter of agreement among the high states
men. But France is near a change,
The Fashoda incident and the Dreyfus
affair added much to the general dis
content among the masses. At the
proper time the man to lead the royal
ist party will be found. It is not un
likely that Prince Louis Napoleon, now
a colonel in the Russian army, will be
the one chosen."
Plague Cases at Honolulu.
Washington, Jan. 15. The state
department has been informed by Mr.
Heywood, United States agent at Hono
lulu, under date of January 1, that
eight deaths have occurred from the
bubonic plague at Honolulu since the
last telegraphic report, December 26
last, which announced three deaths
from the cause of the plague. Dr.
Heywood also states that the entire
city of Honolulu is quarantined.
Teneiaela Finances Improve.
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 16. The
financial crisis is ended. The diffi
culty between the government and the
bank has been amicably settled, and
publio confidence is restored.
India Will Buy Silver.
London, Jan. 15. Renewed buying
of silver by the Indian government, the
Statist says, cannot be much longer de
layed in consequence of rupee coinage
requirements, and this will lead doubt
less to a marked improvement in the
price of silver.
Portland Carriers Will Register Hall
Washington, Jan. 13. The plan of
having mail registered by carriers when
collected will be put in practical opera'
tion January 15 in 60 cities. Among
the cities chosen are St. Louis, Denver
and Portland, Or. The service will be
inaugurated elsewhere when oonsid
ered beneficial, upon the applications
of the local officials. .
.reat Northern Will Go to Colorado.
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 15. Colonel
W. P. Clough, vice-president of the
Great Northern, has definitely admit
ted that system's intention to build
to Omaha and Denver. It is under
stood, however, that the terminals
here owned by the Sioux City Terminal
Railway & Warehouse Company will
first be required, at a price of approxi
mately $400,000, or permanently
leased before the extension movement
Two British Columns March
ing to Relieve Ladysmith.
One to the Kast, The Other to the West
of the Main Position Burgu
ers Moving North.
London, Jan. 17. General Buller's
latest authentic word as to what he
and his 80,000 men are doing was
wired from Springfield after his first
forward step. Striving to think out
the unknown, London is confused by
surmise and rumor and disquieting
Spenser Wilkinson, the military ex
pert of the Morning Post, asserts that
the Boer force in Northern Natal is
larger than General Buller's and Sir
George White's together, so that the
Boers are able to leave a force around
Ladysmith larger than that within the
town, and yet to oppose General Bnl
ler with a force superior to his own.
The Standard gives prominence to
the following dispatch, dated January
13, from Durban:
"A man who has just arrived here
from Springfield says that a British
column proceeding to the relief of
Ladysmith has crossed the Little
Tugela. When he left it was facing
the Boer position on the Big Tugela,
and a howitzer was shelling the Boer
trenches. He says also that 270 wag
ons laden with commissariat stores for
Ladysmith had left Frere, and it was
expected that the column would join
hands with General White Monday
"The traotion engines have been do
ing excellent work in hauling heavy
wagons out of holes and swamps. This
they accomplish with the greatest
"British patrols have discovered par
ties of Boers in the direction of Ennors
dale, between Frere and Estcourt."
A dispatch from Cape Town, dated
January 16, says:
"There is good reason to believe that
the statement that Sir Charles Warren,
with 11,000 men, has gone toward
Weenan is correct, and we may expect
important news shortly.
"Reports have beon received here
.that dysentery is very life in Lady
"Everything is phenomenally quiet
at Sterkstroin."
Reports from the Boer campB affirm
that the circle of investment has been
drawn closer by the occupation of some
hills nearer the town, thus liberating
reinforcements to oppose General Bui
The Daily News suggests that a mul
titude of the rumors that originate in
South Africa and London are given
ourrency by the English military au
thorities in order to mislead the Boers.
The war pages of the great dailies
this morning are almost barren. Never
theless, the instruments on the loops
connecting the war office with the ca
bles continue to olick.
Twenty-Two Cases Up to Date, One a
' European.
Honolulu, Jan. 17. Since the 1st
inst., nine oases of plague have devel
oped, making 22 cases to date. The
board of health has adopted heroic
measures, and it is believed the work
now in progress will stamp out the
scourge in a short time. Thus far but
one European has been attacked. This
case was that of Ethel Johnson, a Nor
wecian srirl. aced 14 years. The other
21 cases are divided as follows: Chi
nese, 15; Japanese, 2; Hawaiian, 8;
South Sea islander, 1.
The 8d inst. the board of health de
clared the entire judicial district of
Honolulu under quarantine. The
council of state has appropriated $273,
000 for which to fight the plague and
place the city in a proper sanitary con
dition. The bubonlo plague appears to be
spreading in Japan. Even mail cannot
come from there while the present
rules are enforced, and the island
steamship companies will suffer heav
ily. The Ke Au Hon arrived this
morning from the island without hav
ing been able to approach any wharf.
There were deputy sheriffs with shot
guns at every landing place, and they
shouted the order to keep away. The
result was that the steamer returned to
Honolulu absolutely empty.
Leung Chi Tso, the Chinese reformer,
is now in Honolulu. The Chinese con
sul has written to the government pro
testing against Leung being allowed to
remain here.
Freneh Guns for the Boers.
London, Jan. 17. The Daily . Mail
publishes the following from a special
correspondent at Le Creusot, trance:
"After two days' inquiry, I do not
hesitate to assert that the Sohneider
company is not only working night and
day in the manufacture of guns and
ammunition for the Boers, but that it
has already packed, ready for shipment
to the Transvaal, six heavy guns of
large caliber. The workmen told me
that ere long 80 additional guns would
be dispatched to the Boers."
The Grip In Spain.
Barcelona, Jan. 17. An epidemic of
crrip has seized the town and mortality
has increased. Half the population is
bedfast and in the stores and work
shops only one-fourth of the usual num
ber of employes are working.
Perished In a Fire.
New York, Jan. 16. Three people,
a mother and two children, were
burned to death in a fire tonight In a
two-story dwelling on Pine street.
Vancouver Soon to Have a New Rail
way to Portland.
Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 17. It has
been reported in Vancouver that the
mortgage held by the Portland Loan &
Trust Company against tho Portland,
Vancouver & Yakima Railway Com
pany has been re-leased by a well-
known transcontinental line, and that
the latter road will push the construc
tion work from the present terminus of
the road to North Yakima, and from
Yanoouver to Portland.
It has also beon assorted, by people
who are in a position to know, that
the Portland, Vancouver & Yakima
Railroad Company has "jumped" the
old bridge pier in the Columbia river
opposite the lower end of Vancouver.
Nobody has claimed ownership to the
pier for the past ton years, and a
quantity of material which was on the
bank when construction work ceased
was sold for taxes.
The old bridge pier in the Columbia
river was built in boom times by the
Union Paoifio Railroad Company.
During the years of 1889-00 that line
established a grade from Puget sound to
Vancouver via Kelso and Ridge4eld.
It was the intention to bridge the Co
lumbia river at Vancouver, and to euter
Portland from the north. The draw
pier was built at a cost of $250,000.
When construction work ceased there
was about $50,000 worth of bridge ma
teiial on the bank.
Construction work along tho entire
line ceased suddenly, and there was a
large number of labor claims unsatis
fied. For some time a watohman was
kept on the bridge pier. It was his
duty to hang a bright light on each end
of the draw rest every night. He
worked several months, but was unable
to collect his salary. No one seemed
to know who owed him money or who
hired him. He attached some of the
material, which was sold to satisfy the
olaim. Since that time no one has
claimed ownership of the structure.
If the report that the Portland, Van
couyver & Yakima Railway Company
has taken possession of the pier, and
that the mortgage, which has been
hanging over the road for so long, has
been released proved true, the dream
of the residents of Yanoouver and Clark
county will be realized. A bridge
across the Columbia river, with rapid
transit between this place and Portland
and direct communication with all por
tions of the country by means of a
transcontinental line, will put Vancou
ver far ahead of the position it occupied
in the boom days between 1888 and
Woloott's Scathing Arraignment of
South Vukota Senator.
Washington, Jan. 17. A spirited
debate on the Philippine question occu
pied the attention of tl;e senate for
nearly three hours today. Berry, of
Arkansas, first addressed the senate in
support of the resolution recently intro
duced by Bacon, of Georgia, regarding
the disposition of tho Philippines. He
was followed by Pettigrew, of South
Dakota, in support of his resolution of
inquiry. Pettigrew was very bitter
in his attack upon the administration.
Woloott, of Colorado, replied to Pet
tigrew, scathingly arraigning the South
Dakota senator for the attitude he had
assumed on the Philippine question,
lie declared his belief that if Agui
naldo hiuiBelf oocupied the seat in the
senate occupied by Pettigrew, repre
senting the people of South Dakota,
who had sent their sons as soldiers to
the Philippines, he would be too patri
otic, too devoted to the interests of the
country to assume the attitude assumed
by the present South Dakota senator.
Today's session of the house was do
voted to consideration of District of
Columbia business. Representative
June W. Gayle, of Kentucky, was
sworn in, and Cannon reported the
urgent deficiency bill, with a notice
that he would ask that it bo taken up
Rebels on the Run.
Manila, Jan. 17. Part of General
John C. Bates' troops are operating
about Lake Taal. The insurgents con
tinue to retreat south.
Colonel Hayes, with the Fourth cav
alry, is supposed to have reached Lipa,
where many Spanish prisoners are held.
Colonel Anderson, with the Thirty
eighth infuntry, took Talisay, on the
north shore of the lake, with but little
opposition. Major Cheatham, with a
battalion of the Thirty-seventh, on his
way to San Pablo, dispersed 400 insur
gents, whom the cavalry are pursuing
toward Alaminos.
A troop of the Third cavalry lost
two men killed and three wounded in
an engagement with the insurgents
near San Fernando de la Union, Janu
ary 12.
Kruger's Proclamations.
London, Jan. 17. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail, dated January 15, from
Lorenzo Marques, says:
"President Kruger has issued a proc
lamation ordering all burghers to th j
front. The Volks Stem, the Transvaal
official organ, suggests that the moment
the British cross the border, the gold
industry should be irretrievably de
stroyed. "President Krueer issued a circular
to Boer commandants .nd burghers,
urging them to show more energy in
the Transvaal cause. He quotes psalm
xxii:7, as God-given instructions to the
burghers, and says that the British
have fixed their faith in psalm lxxxiii.
He also quotes psalm Ixxxix:13-14, and
asserts that be has searched the Bible
without being able to find any other
mode that can be followed by the
Boers, who must fight 'in the name of
the Lord.'
"Commandeering is progressing bus
ily at Pretoria, where the town guard
is exchanging Mausers for Martinis, as
the former are badly needed at the
"It is said that there are nearly
8,000 British prisoners in Pretoria."