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Bailer finds' Boers Too -Strong
for farther Advance.
BOrrmt of th Xatar'Ariajr and Me
ttoaald' Forces Bettered to Bare i "
' ' Bn Strategic UoTCneaU.
LONDON. Feb. to. (Saturday, 4:20
a. m.) London! accepts as true, the
Boer statement, that General Butter
has failed again. These statements
were passed by ;the British censor at
.Aden and arc read in the light of Bait
four's announcement in the house of
commons, that General Buller is not
iprcsiing his advance.
Winston Churchill wires that Vaal
Krantz was Impracticable for, guns,
'- which were needed tosupport a further
adv;nce. Hi cablegram leave! Gen
eral Buller, on Tuesday night, sending
a fresh brigade to . relieve the tired
holders of Vaal Krantz.
Descriptive writers with General Bul-
ler ! were allowed a rather free hand
?$jajn. jin explaining the ugly position
which the British held and the natural
obdacles which (had to be pvercome.
So ( it is casyi to infer that, with the
Boer riflemen' and artillery defending
them these hills, ravines and jungles
have 'hot been overcome and thus the
public is prepared in advance for bad
news. , I f : : ; j .. . ' ' j . . :
A' heliograph from Ladysmilh. dated
Monday, describes the effect General
Euller's cannonade had on the worn
garrison. Hope ran high that the long
period of inactivity and tedium was
drawing to aldose. The crash of guns
a almost Continuous for ten hours,
and at times It seemed as if as many as
twenty shells burst in a minute. The
Brers, preparing always , for the pos
sibility of defeat, .were driving herd
and sending long wagon trains toward
the Drakenborg passes. - A series of
'..'British mines, laid for the Boers, ex
ploded accidentally, ; shaking and
alarming th city , and ! camp.
General Mac Qcnald's retirement puz
zles military, commentors. The theory
that finds acceptance is that it was or
dered by Lord Roberts, and that loth
General Buller s? and General Mac Don
ald's operations' were by the direction
of the comniiander-in-chief. in order to
occupy the dloers at widely separated
points, so they would 1m unable U
transfer anyi portion of .their forces to
oppose the projected central advance;
Charles Willinms, the military writ-;
rr, whti is understood to be in confi
dential relations with Lord Wolscley
says that beyond a doubt the most
authoritative opinion in London re
gards it probable, that an endeavor
will be made to force the line of tht
Orange rive before Wednesday night,
probably by .Monday.
Tendon; Feb. 9. Mr. Balfour, the
government leader, replying to a ques
tion in th house of commons, this
evening, to whether any information
bad !cen . received from the scene of
war. said: j ! , .
"Onr information points. to the fact
that General .Buller is not pressing the
advance from the 'position he has oc
cupied. We do not consider it right
to press him for details of the opera
tions which are in progress, nor. if he
gives such information, do we deem it
proper to make this public until such
operations are completed. The govern
ment has no information as to whether
General MacDonald has retired."
London, J Feb. 9. (Midnight). The
war office announces that it has no fur
ther news to give out tonight. -
Vancouver. B. C. Feb. 9 Fifteen
Vancouver troopers ; were accepted for
the Strathcona ! rough riders today. At
Kamlooos twenty were accepted. The
men will start' Sunday for Calgary,
where they will join the Northwest
Territory contingent!
London. ? Feb Q. The first lord of
the admiralty. George T- Goschcn. is
preparing estimates for a large increase
of the navy. It is thought possible
that parliament will be asked for 20,
oro.000 for new ships.
The war office has reduced the min
imum standard of height again, this
time to 5 feet J inches for infantry,
atvl 5 feet 2 inches for artillery.
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Announcement. ;
To accommodate those who are par
tial to the use of atomizers in applying
liquids into the nasal passages for ca
tarrhal troubles, the proprietors pre
pare Cream Balm in liquid form..wbtch
will be known ! as Ely's Liquid Cream
Balm. Trice including the spraying
tube 'is 75 ct. Druggists or by: mail.
The liquid form embodies the medicin
al properties of the solid preparation.
Cream lialm 1.4 utcKiy aos"'""'
the membrane j and does not dry up
the secretions but changes .them
natural and healthy character. Ely
Brothers, 56 Warren St., N. Y.
A South Carolina Democrat Demands
a Quorum in Congress.
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Washington,! Feb. a The threat of
Ta'berf. democratic of South. Carolina,
to block all pension legislation on Fri
day nighr tiulcc. quorum was pres
ent, had th? effect of bringing out a
large attendance in the bctusc tonight,
Talbert create! a sensation by rushing
down the aisle demanding recognition
from the speaker. A dozen democrats
were on theFrfeet. denouncing the
speaker for his arbitrary rulings, p After
the scene grew in excitement, the
speaker recognized Talbert,. who stated
lUdl ne srrnpiy desired to state that the
presence ;of a quorum had vindicated
tin position.
Victoria. B.C, Feb. 9. Mis$ Emily
tjoward Crease, sister of Sir Henry
Crease, of Pentrelew, was killed at Lyt
ton last night. Miss Crease was a pas
senger on the east-bound express, and
had stepped off the train for a moment,
when, the west-bound train came along,
passing over her. ? . ! ,
Chicago. Feb. 0 A special to- the
Chronicle from Washington says: The
war department believes that Aguinaldo
has escaped from the island of Luzon.
The department officials would not be
surpirsed to hear from him next as
being in London or in Paris, in com
pany with Agoncillo. ? .
; France, Germany and the : United
States are endeavoring to secure a sta
ble and safe powder that will at the
same time give low pressure and high
velocity. England has contented her
self with the use of cordite. Ordnance
officers agree that cordite is a very
suitable powder, but it has one defect.
Guns from which cordite is fired quick
ly erode, and the heat is so intense that
the life of the gun is considerably les
One Ton of Ore Valued at $100,000
, Great Excitement in the District
A Fabulous Strike:
'LEWISTON, Ida., Feb. 9 Ira
Lamcreaux, a miner, has arrived at
Grangeville, Idaho county, and reports
a fabulous strike on his quartz, claim,
located ;one and one half miles from
the bid1 Elk City mining camp. He
srnk six feet, when he struck a 12-inch
vein of quartz that is literally ribbed
with gold. In a few minutes he mor
tared out $ 1 So, and then continued ex
tracting ore. He now has one ton
of ore on the dump, that . is estinfatd
to be worth $100,000. Mining men who
have been to the strike corroborate
Lamcreaux." s statement. Great excite
ment now prevails in- mining circles
throughout Idaho county, as a result
of the strike.
Hcobiirn Savs the
Agreement Injures the Canal.
Washington, Feb. 9. Representa
tive Hepburn, chairman of the house
inter-stale and foreign commerce com
mittee, which has charge of the Nicar
agua canal appropriation, opposes the
canal treaty with Great ; Britain now
pending in the senate.
"I think." he said. " that the negoti
ation of this treaty is very Unfortunate
and that it ought not to be ratified by
the senate. I don't know that the
pendency of the treaty will interfere
with action by congress on the Nicar
agua canal b ll, but the ratification of
the treaty would certainly impair the
value of the canal when constructed.
"This treaty reaffirms the principles
of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, conced
ing all the claims and contentions of
Great Britain, though Great Britain
has. by her own actions, given us the
right at any time to abrogate the Gay-ton-Bui
wer treaty. It surrenders 'ev
erything to Great Britain, abandoning
our contention of years that we might
abrogate the treaty at will." i
"Moreover, it recognizes the right of
any foreign power to interfere and dic
tate with reference to our negotiations
ot tnis continent. 11 aDanaons tne
Monroe doctrine."
I A Reform School Runaway. Apprehend-
ca at uoany.
Albany, Feb. 0- (Special). Chas.
Roper, the boy who escaped from the
reform school yesterday was captured
last nieht a lefferson and this morn-
insr. before the overland arrived, he
escaped from his captors. He was not
recaptured until after an all day's chase
near this city, this evening. He is
from Ashland.
An ex-congressman told a reminis
cence of his visits to the departments
in the old.n times, s."ys the New York
Telegraph. On one occasion, he went
to the navy department. 5 It was while
Commodore John G. Walker, now a
rear admiral on the retired li.st.., -was
chief of the bureau of navigation. A
young ensign fresh from his cadetship.
and imbued with a due sense of his im
portance, entered the bureau. Meet
ing a man in a business suit who was
crossing the .apartment, he said;
"I want to see Walker."
The gentleman replied: "What Wal
ker?" The ensign replied: "Why, Walker,
the chief of this bureau .
"I am Onmmodore Walker, chief of
the bureau." was the reply. ;
- At this the mortification of the young
officer was apparent. He colored, stut
tered, and when he recovered his
speech was profuse in his apologies.
"Commodore," . he stammered. "I
bee vour : nardon." i V ! 1
Tire ? commodore beseechingly re
plied: "Don't call me commodore; call
me John." -:
; The ensign is now a lieutenant, and
did his dutv in the engagement at
Santiago. No man is more strict in
observing naval discipline and eti
otrette. ' 's "
; Words are dyspepsia, jdceds arc digestion.-:,!:
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All the virtues ind talents are a job
lot without cmiranre ami resr4utkn.
Our fallen brcrfher drags ns wi
to his level if we do not ron to his
Th candle of life should burn ana
go mt with a fragrance, not with a
Stink. '. . ;''' r
Twice-a-weck Statesman, ?l a year.
Kentucky's legislatures Meet In
London and LcsisYille.
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Troabla Is Expected It Officer Attempt ta
Brim i Democratic Member 1 ,
lUar Coal ere are.
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LONDON, Ky., Feb. 10. Sergeant
at-arms Cecil, of the house, and Ser-
geant-at-arn:s Howard, of the senate,
left! after i'jr o'clock this (Saturday)
morning) on the northbound trainj
armed with warrants for the arrest of
rlie absent democratic members of both
houses, jl-ate last evening it was fin
ally decided by the seriate officers to
make out warrants for the arrest of the
democratic senators, without waitinc
for, the Arrival of Lieutenant Governor
Marshall and to send Howard and
Cecil, who had already been given his
warrantst from the. house. .Where the
two wcie going could not be ascer
tained here, as no tickets were pur
chased ahd they refused to tell. A sig
nificant remark was dropped, that some
thing would be heard tomorrow.'
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 9. The demo
cratic legislature met here oday, hav-f
ing a quorum in each house. Govern
or Beckham made the announcement
this afternoon, that he is prepared to
protect trie legislature Irom arrest, and
tlAt he ivili do so. Tlicse develop
ments of tcday mark the steps toward
carrying jnt the plans, announced on
Sunday last by the democrats, to set
up a statqj government here. Tlie leg
islative spfsions today we're held in the
Court house. The events of the pns
ten days ihave served to solidify the
democratii forces in the legislature,
and to strengthen the party's position
there. Among the members who an-
swered to their names today were a
number who had been classed as anti
Goebel. and who on several politica"
issues havej voted with the republicans.
Frankfort. Feb. O. This has been a
LA. n( r ; T .i . . n
Hay-Iauncefot?f.pr. - ftllJ -na, f- .n.m , ,hi
morning until late tonight, and out
wardly nothing tangible .resulted from
them. . I
Fiankfortl Ky., Feb. 9. Two men,
suspected of complicity in the murder
of Governor Gotbcl. were arrested in
a boarding ; house today. Their sime
arc Silas Jdnes, of VV'liitley county, and
Gottchalk, I of Nelson county. , The
men .are said to have slept in the ex
ecutive buiSding for some time and
they will be kept in confinement until
something nore definite is known of
their whereabouts at the time ot the
assassination. Both strongly deny
any ( knowledge of the murder,
Husband amd w'fe, separated nearly
nine years ago. each since blindly
hunting for the other and each at last
supposing the other dead, were re
united recently through an advertise
ment in the personal column of the
Herald. This three line advertisement
appeared in the paper:
Mrs. Alice Josephine West, former
ly of Passaic! N. J., communicate with
George Robinson, lawyer,. 99 Nassau
street. ' ,
It was 'nscTtcd y the attorny for
James Martin West, a traveling sales
man for a firm of silk importers in
Grand Street.; The husband was ad
vertising, not with a hope of finding
his wife, but to fulfil the necessary re
quirement before going into court and
proving her dead in the eyes of the
West told the lawyer that he and
Josephine O'Neil. a .Brooklyn girl,
had been wedded in the Church of the
Strangers on September 20. l8yo- He.
a Southerner j by birth, was wealthy,
and was in the silk business. He had
a store in lower Broadwav and another
in Texas. Taking his bride to Passac,
N. J., he established her in a hand
some home. Tbey lived happily for
rtearly nine mjonths, and then financ'al
disaster came.!
Sending his' wife to New York.
West hurried South to protect his in
terests there. It was several months
before he retiimed. and then his -wife
had vanished. He took a place as .a
salesman and put his back to the past.
Finding his wife a bar to disposing of
some, property, west toaK tiic legal
means to establish her death.
"Is Mr Robinson in?" inquired a
stylishly dressed woman at the law
yer's office late in the afternoon. "If
he is. tell him 'Mrs. West is here."
Her story was soon told. She paid
after her husband had gone. away, sh?
had not heard from hint for some time,
and finally shej had gone to live with
friends in New York. Five years, she
told the lawyrt. she had searched for
her husband, and1 at last had come to
believe hm dead.
It only tools a rail over, the tele
phone to bring the husband to the of
fice. The reunion the lawyer de
scribes as almost dove-like.
"It's the third or fourth time, the
lawyer said, "that I have found peo
ple I-wanted through the Herald's per
sonal column, 1 But this was the most
unexneeted climax and the quickest
case in my recollection." New York
Herald. ; . ?
Miss Birdk !Rimn of Columbia, Mo.,
is freight agent for the Waha?h rail
road, and manages all the freight and
ranker business of that roid in Co
lumbia.' Aside from Miss Raum's du
tie, which reouire her to meet every
' train 'daring the day. she is accom
plished as a root, and at the toinmiwj
fair last summer took several premi
ums for the. best pastry.
Our first duty is to become healthy.!
Heme. 1
Peace Agreement in Kentucky
Is Declared Off.
Gorrraor , Taylor Send XUltia Force
Heme ami Recall Lejrtslatare t
' tb Capital City.
: FRANKFORT. Ky jcb. ia 'T
have only this to say:' After mature
deliberation l and conference with my
friends from every section of the state.
I have concluded to allow this contro
versy to take its due course, vigorous
ly contesting every inch of ground and
upholding the rights of the people td
the uttermost If these rights be des
troyed the responsibility for that de
struction, must rest with those who sit
in judgment. -
"It is due to say that the eminent
gentlemen, my friends, who ' secured
the propositions resulting from the
Louisville conference acted in perfect
good faith.
from the highest motives
of patriotism and did the very best
they could, j (Signed) William S. Tay
lor, governor of Kentucky." .
The above proclamation was issued
by .Governor Taylor tonight and ac
cording to 'his oral statement, at the
time of its jissuancc, embodies all he
desired to say concerning his position
at the present time.
The deceision not to sign the Louis
ville agreement'; was reached by Gover
nor Taylor a few minutes after 1 o'clock
this afternoon. For over two hours
he had been in conference with fully
,150 prominent republicans from all parts
of the state.' The' meeting was secret
in the, extreme, all those, who came
irom the hall before Governor Taylor
himself, refusing to say anything con
cerning the progress of the delibera
tions. ;. i
, Governor'Taylor stated to the confer
ence tliat there were two courses to be
pursued- First, to sign the Iouisville
agreement: j second, to quietly with
draw the troops, allow the legislature
to reconvene in the capitol building in
Frank forty to call off the session now
being heul "in London, and to ignore
the Louisville agreement entirely. It
was sc?on apparent that the sentiment
ff the gathering was strongly in favor
of the second course, and this was
This actipn was decided upon at 1
o'clock; and the first information of the
decision was given to the outside world
by Governor Taylor himself. He walk
td hastily toward the capital stairway,
repeating; several times to the news
paper men who tiodd in the halls:
"I don't sign, I don't sign!" .
From the capitol he passed to the
legislative building, where he at once
made up and signed the proclamation
(convening the legislature at Frankfort.
Orders were at once issued, to
eral Collier! to prepare for the depart
ure of the j troop3. Six companies left
tonight, anid only a small detachment
Will remain jhy Monday morning. These
will be retained only as a peace guard
and will in no way be obtruded on the
presence ol legislature. Word was at
once sent 10 the members of the
republican llegislature .now in session
at LondonJ that the ' next session will
lje in Frankfort, and a prompt, reply
was received to the effect that they
would alt leave in a body on Sunday,
and be in Frankfort Monday in time
for business- j ,
-. After the adjournment of the meeting
it was the ; opinion of the republicans
that the gubernatorial contest was prac
tically over;. They understood the act
tion of todlay to mean, and it was in
tended to mean, that the matter should
now be foUght out before the courts,
and the issiue there reached to be ac
cepted as final. The action of Gover
nor Taylor! today returns the guberna
torial fight jto the exact position it oc
cupied, cuij the day following GoebeVs
assassination with the additional com
plication tliat there was but one legis
lature and One governor in fact, -whereas
there are now two claimants for the
position ared two separate bodies, each
claiming to be the law-making powe
of Kentucky.
Louisville, Feb. 10. Actig on the
recommendation of Governor Beck
ham, contained in a message which was
read in both houses at 4 o'clock. "today.
the democratic legislature decided to I
coniii'.uc lis scsiion in mis tnty.
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' London. ?Ky.. Feb. 10V Both houses
met today,! and immediately adjourr.ed
until 12 o'clock Monday. v
ti .iiT:mwP ta I i'. N
- a m a m- j a a a. - a-i. . M '
Demand' That BimetalHfm Ic, Given
a riae in the Financial BH1 1
in Congrcjs,
WASIINGTOK. Fcb. 10 Chand
ler." repwlilifrsn of New Hampshire., ad
dressed the! senate tolay u rt the end
ing financial' bill, lie Vai:
The. passge' of the bill, withotit ade
luatc recognition of the i desire and
Kbrk Hor&M Oil I th Ix-t
presorwatiT of ntrm toattxr
q1 tlin host renovator of ol-l
leslbrr. ' It oIlfsnofleriK, black
oaaod protect. U a .
Horncss Oil
m foot Ir iMirnea. ynor eH hr
"t. and .roar crrlfcc K.p. ami IhT
ill not mlr look heTier itnt imtr
lonser. i Ki!d rrrrym heir In rn mil ,
else frm half rl ' Are r!lon.
j moB att aw
J determination of the American people
silver snail oe remonctizea, is in
defiance of the republican .platform - of
1836, and without such recognition in
the iill I cannot give to it my vote.
It would be unqualified gold mono
metallism, and to advocate or submit
to this is the abandonment of republican
principles. j
Washington, Feb. to. It has been
practically decided by the secretary of
the navy,, to appoint Commander Seaton
Chroder to.be' the firsjt naval governor
of the Samoan island-of Tmuila. -
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San Francisco. Feb. 10. Foster II.
Hackett's $10,000 colt.; Yellow Tail won
the Feature race at Oakland today, in
1 :304- Good judges j beHeve the colt
could have made the mile, in 1:35 flat,
had he been -pressed. '?
'Sadramento. Feb. 10. The special
session of the legislature adjourned
sine die today. I
Mr. Meyer W'ill Raee Strange Craft
v on Pewaukee Lake! . . .
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 23. William
Meyer, who has a simmer home on
Pewaukee lake, vrill sail in an aquatic
novelty next summer', having ordered
a yacht which will be built of alum
inum. The I new craft is now . in pro
cess of construction at Racine " Boat
manufacturing company, and .will be
completed ii about two months, at a
cost approximating i$6op. Mr. Meyer
is conhJcnt that . he has solved the
question of yacht construction for inland-lake
usage, and his .experiment
will be watched with a good deal of in
terest by Wisconsin yachtsmen.
. Mr. Meyer says he expects to have
a yacht which will , be considerably
liKhtcr than if constructed of "wood.
and will not increase inweight as the
season progresses, owing to its im
mersion in water. With the advent o!
lightly constructed craft (or racing ,0
the inland takes of the middle West
so much has been Sacrificed by the
builders to attain hat desideratum
that the boats have tarely survived 6ne
sicasoii'. and by using aluminum sheath
ing 111 place ot light .'timber. Mr. Aley
er expects to secure strength, as well
as lightncssl as the framework will -be
strengthened bv trusses similar to
these employed in stiffening the Lip
ton cup challenger, prior to her jour
ncy across tne. Atlantic last summer.
Instead of building) a marine railway
lo haul the yacht out of the water af
ter er.cn race, the loat wrH le left at
anchor when not in use, as aluminium
does not cdrrode.
The new I craft has been modeled
closely aftef the Oshkosh sloop Argo,
n which Commodore Gates . at the'
Oshkosh Yacht . club beat everything
itioai at tne annual ; regatta ol the Jn
'and Iakes Yachting association on
Lake Winnebago last Auarust. but th
floor of the) Pewaukee creation will be
flat, the belly, so noticeable in the
Argo. beig eliminated, but the over
all, water line, and beam measurements
Gen-lwill be retained. Ffmr sheets of alum
inium will be sufficient to shcathfc- the
iramc-work of the hall, which is thirty
six feet in length, artd the entire wfight
01 ine metai 1. sneatning is only IS")
pounds, ihirteen-gauge sheathing u
being used, and the metal is so pliable
that the boat builders arc 'having no
trouble, in shaping jit to conform with
the lines they desire to carrv out. , '
It is expected that the launching of
ine aiumimum crati; on t'ewaukee lake
next spring will mark a new depart
ure in the construction of racing mar
chines, and yacht builders, naval archi
tects, and yatchsmea in this section are
in a state of expectancy over Uhe pros-
pciiN. ji in: innovation proves uc
cessfuU there will be a revolution ii
small yacht building in the West. Mr.
Aleyer and his sons." who are veteran
navigators, are confident that thev -will
leavt. their competitors far-astern next
summer in the . regattas which have
been scheduled at Pewaukee, Ocono
mowoc, and Lake Geneva.- '
' (New England' Home Magarine.
Fuscli, an8 emincnlt historical nainter.
who -grew in fame after 1770. when he
nrst tormen tne rcsoiution to devote
his talents to paintihg. was rather fond
of sarcastic remark at the expense of
nis inenos.
Northcote, a contemTwrary, - exhib
ited his ""Judgment of Solomon." Fu
sel i looked at it with a smirk ot his
sace. .
iiw ua you iikc my picturer ch
quired Northcote. i -r "
"Much." was the answer. "Th.
tion suits the word. Solomon holds out
nis linger jike a pair of open scissors
it a child, and says, "Cut it, , I like it
IllGCh,' ". ; ! . - ; ; V . .-'
1 f L t a ... " -
"iKFiiiivnr rcmcmnerea rni .'hn
Fuscli exhibited a picture representing
"crnuts drawing nis arrow at t'luto.
"How, do you like my picture?" en--
1iTq.rnen.- 1 -
"Much," said Northcote; "it is clev
er. very rkvcu hvt hell never hit
him. "He fbafl hit him." exclaimed
the other, "and thatspeedily." Away
ran Fnseli with hi brush, and. as he
ia?orrd to give tliei arrow the true di
reel ion. was! heard to mutter? "Hii
him! By Jupiter, but he shall hit himl"
TOO HfGIL--In peakinr of the
rankrnptev case of L. h.. -McKinney
Ac Co.. of Tiirner. tn the Statesman a
few days sign .the reoorter mentionrd
$oi.onr as the liabilities. This was a
mistake. The informant of the report
er was at fault. The writer . wa yes
terdayfurnished with the exact figures,
but, infortunatcly.d he misla?d them.
Ilowever. the total amount . of the
rlims. filrd and to be filed, is less than
ti&.nnn. of which a rart are atrainst Tl
F Me Kinney individually. Onlyialout
Half the claims liave so far been filed
The liabilities are, nominally, over $10,-
OOO. ,'..'..',;...':..
The light of friendship is lh light of
phophoru- 5.cen- ' ftlainest : when all
around is dark. Growell. ' '
Simplicity in character, iir manners,
in style, in all things' the supreme ex
cellence -is simplicity. " 1 -
Prepared by Ike Boers f cr Gen.
Boiler's forces.
Dlaaterto the I1rtlb Forces rreTcotcd
ly rromptEetlrlnc Movemcat -,
" Their IoUIoa. Vatenable.
. LONDON, Feb. 11. (Sundays 45to
a. ni.).The - war othce still mainains
silence regarding the situation at the
sea( of wan' announcing at :jo last
cvenlnj:, that no further news had been
received; antL none had -come from oth
er sources! which would give a clew to
General Bnller's movements since he
recrosscd tue Tugela, or to the present
position of hi forces.-
London, Feb. n.r-A special dispatch
irom Springfield .bridge, under date of
Friday. February 9th, gives a new ex
planation of General Bullcr's retire
ment. . ' f r
According to this dispatch; a balloon
ist4 on Wednesday discovered the fact
that the Boers had developed-extraordinary
and unexpected military strength
on Doom Kloqf, where they had man
aged to draw up a doren heavy guns..
These, but for the balloonist, would
never have been discovered in time to
save the British . from, falling into a
deadly trap, as they 'commanded the
road the British would have had to take
in order to reach Ladysmith. (These
gnus rendered the actual positions of
the British untenable, and a further
advance impossible except at a cot of
a terrible and useless loss of life.
, - ;
Headquarters 1 Camp, Sprinaficld.
Feb. 9. The position taken north of
the Tugela river proved a difficult one
to maintain. The regiments sent across
as reinforcements', went into the -front
line of trenches, but, owing to the
great strength of the"-. Boers in the
Brakfontein hills to. the" left, "H
found impossible to -advance without
risking 1 unnecessary loss. - The j Boers
continued shelling the British position
and several "Long Tom" shells fell
arrjong the transport trains, and four
burst at Sivaatkop, but the Boers cotiVJ "
not get the range. The Brifisli guns
nostel there failed to silence the " Long
Tom" or other masked giins. The
Boers, continued to work the Korden
feldts on the British .infantry enjrench
ed in the hill. The fire was severe at
times. ' " . j .
Wednesday aflernon Buller resolv
ed not to press the advance by this
route. The transjwrt train moved la-k
and the infantry retired from; Vaal
krantz. Wednesday, night the giin-r on
the Swartzkop replied to thej Boers
shelling. When they commenced to
she'l the trancprt. train, the Boers
got a large number of cannon into 00
sitton. Their srpcriority of .1h11 fire
rendered the advance impossible.
A dispatch to the London T'liies
from Springfield Bridge, dated" Feb
ruary 9th. says: ''Our force at Vail
Krantz entrenched itself .as well as -possible,
but, nevertheless, we jcrintin
ucd to Jse men, and no advance was
made. The Boer' artiHcrV) fired inces
santly, and a Wednesday proceeded
it was increasingly apparenjr that, al
though the infantry might-rnaVe a de
termined assault and fo"c their wav
through the center of the Bocjr poM
tion, it would be impossible during the
subscnucnt operations to maintain thr
security of the lines and evacuation
was decided upon. RetiremcnNjcom
menced ?t 9 o'clockat' night, the pon
toon bridge beingremoved aftr Gen
eral Jlildyard's fprce hvl crossed this
morning. Tlie Vhole force ret:rcd be
yond the rarige of the Boer runs, which
continued shcling.
London.Feb. 10.71 hcre cxisus today
what practically amounts to an offens
ive anrj defensive alliance between
Great Britain and, Portugal. For the
past Week and longer there has -been
circulating through the English press,
irrespective of party lines, .a nervous
apprehension of Eurofman ooposition,
and a still more ncrvoUs apprrhensinij
of the fact that.(reat Britainj at the
pre'cnt moment is unable to
face it
with hnr to herself..
Nelson. B. C. 'Feb..' in Ktiinl
men for the Sjrathcona ITorsc left liere
tonight. They were given an ovation.
annual meeting of the Oregon Inter
collegiate Oratorical Asforiation ; will
be held at Monmouth on Friday even
ing. March 16th. The local tryout at
Willamette University has not yet tak
en place. The local conteM was held
by the Albany college at Albiny' last .
night. - Joe Torbit, the sulijcrt of whose
orlionf was "Individual Initiative" wai
selected to represent the college in the
staie contest, :.i' "' .
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