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' ALTON WEEKLY TELEGBABH, THtTBSBAY JAN, 25, 1900. Hold on to Their Rook Fastnesses with Courage. BTOBY OF AN ALL DAY CONFLICT, ro"« <>* Shrapnel Thrown Among th» HCHTK, Who Unvoted Their Attention to Miiok'try Firing on the llrltlth Infantry—At the Conolunlon of Hhe Day the HrltUli H««l Oihy AifvanoBrt Auroi* a fvw JUtlgen. Spcnrinoii's Ciunp, Nttal, .Tan. 23.— Early <"i Sunday morning General Wiim'ii commenced a flunking raovo- nicnt on tin? oxfWine loft'of the Boer |iosltl(>". The Infantry advuuced at. 0 in the morning nlong the Irregular TiilMtinyniim inomitulUi which ends ut Spluiikup. The nrtlllery occupied no- flitioiis liehlnd uud On the plain. The British carefully worked along the hills until within 1,000 yards of a coimiinmllng kopje, on which the Boi'i-H were concentrated, concealed lichiiul Immense boulders Htivwn ttik-Uly over the hill. lluttrriL'M Worked OuiiUmiouM.v. Tin 1 ni'llllery opened the attack and the butteries worked continuously, pouring tons of Hhrapuol among the Boprn. who devoted their attention to musketry Hrlug on the British liifan- Iry. 'I'iie Boers stuck to their rocky fn'slnesses with (lie greatest tenacity nnd nt the conclusion of the' day the British had only advanced across a few ridges. Tl«e Boers apparently have few guns and they did little dain- ape. Captain Ilonley of the Dublin fusiliers fell mortally wounded while lending liis men to seize n fresh point of vnntage. OKOWDS AT WAK Tlii'.v A iv tli<> Ad- Anxious viiiK'u mi Lndynmltli. London, Jan. 23. — Crowds of nnx- IOHS persons, surround the war office awaiting fresh advices from General Buller regarding the advance on I,;;dy- Rinitli. The press dispatches, which have lieen numerous, describe these operations as successful, but it is not evident that. Warren lias yet accomplished what lie set out to do, namely. pp| buck of the Boers and draw off tlu'ir centra) strength so that Buller may have an easier time in attacking them in front. If anything. Buller is relieving Warren. • Casualties In both sides during tin engiigcnipnt are believed to be great. The forces under General Warren have moved two miles farther north.- From advices received thus far the Boers npitenr to lie holding their lines stubbornly. There has been but small amount of Important news from General French or Ills actions for several days. The Hoer positions were bombarded last Thursday with' howitzers by Ills troops. This is the iirst mention that the howitzers are in use In this quarter. They probably have been drawn from the siege train, as of the three howitzer batteries in South Africa two are with Methuou and one with Buller. Denial from Wnuuhupo'it Widow. London. Jan. 23. — The widow of General Wauchope, In an open letter. hotly denies the stories Hint the general in any way criticised General Me- lluien. She says General Wnuehope's last- mention of General Methuen to her was contained in a letter from the Orange river, dated Nov. 21). as follows: -I expect Methuen will halt at the .M odder river for some days before pushing forward. He lias had u hard time of it and must be a real, gaj- laut soul to shove along as he does." I/ml Wolseley lias also Issued a denial of die report that the war office Is iu possession of a letter from General Wnuehopo, written the night before the battle of Magersfontein. saying It would be the last teller he would . wrlto, as he hud boen asked to perform an impossible task and lie had either to obey orders or surrender his sword. Davis Honored l>\ Kriim'i 1 . L.ouren/.o .Marques, .Ian. 23. — Webster Davis. Knifed States assistant secretary of the interior, arrived here on Ills way to Pretoria and called upon the governor general. The Transvaal governor has informed Davis that President Kruger's saloon carriage will convey him to Pretoria. H« Would ItopreiMHit KriiKer. Washington, Jan. 23.— Montagu while, formerly consul of the Transvaal republic at London, and who, it is understood, is iu this country to endeavor to obtain recognition as the alplonmlic representative of the republic here, 1ms arrived In the city. Another Qermun Vosnol Iteleaitnd. Hprlin, Jan. 23.— A dlsaptch received here from Berlin says the German hl »rk Marie, loaded with sulphur, which \\-ns captured early In January |>y Hie British cruiser Fearless nnd taken in Pon Kllxabeth, has been un- '•''iiiliiion.-illy released. '•'•'•I i.ii Cuni'lldiitcN I'ur Govttrnor. I.:i I'nrii'. 1ml., Jan. 23.— It Is stated '"in fiinn.ii announcement will be 'mule this wi-ek of the ciuidldaey of }'• <•• ThM.ver of Marshall county for line Itepuiiiieiiu nomination for governor. Advices received bore also un- noinie.. ti,,. candidacy of War'rou G. ouyiv of WahaHli county. .There are now eleven candidates for the nomination. •!•<•« ion,,. |,-|, U | on l,,,,^,,^ Mountain. '•'"'Manoogii. Tenn., Jan. 23.— W. I., Allison, while prospeetlug for minerals °» UiiUout mountain dlHcovured live .•KPitMoiiH in. n cavi! llfteon miles from His ,-Hy. There Is a difference of opinlim whot her they are skeletons of 'udhins or of miners who disappeared ri'oiu the ore mines at Hiding Fawn •evoral y'ears ago, mn- Count and Countess Arrive at B New York City. INTERVIEW WITH THE FHEN(;KM<VN. Duwlo I'rt'unhuk l»j' Hanhlnu. t-'liiciigo, .dm. 23.— Two. talking 'miies iiccii|i|iHl tlie pulpit ut Klon laOi'i-imi'li., and through tliem "Dr." J omi Alexander Dowle, while resting quli-ily MI White Lake, Mich., comlucl- «« a *ervlc« In Ohlcngo. "Dr." Dowlu's votiw could lie heard all over the uudi- lorliim. He not only proueliml to his congregation much Iu his usual tone •[ J'olce, but announced tlio hymns, juuiie i he prayer, and gave out the reg- • '"• notlcwt. "Dr." Dowio promised UK eouurojiatlou through the machine Jittt In- would be with thoui In person ue *l Sunday. Ho l>«<anr<m That tha Unmlilliig Ntorln* ruhllflhofl In Figaro Aro Ultdrly Falno --Nnvcr Oainlilvd In din I,lf«—H«niU n Htutommit lo tin. Uclllor, M. ]>» Hodnyii ' DcmniKlliiK u Katrantlon—The Count's Itdntlonn with IIU \Vlf«. New York. .Tun. J>a.—Count Ron I (le Castellaue and the Countess de Cas- telluue, nee (lould. have arrived In this country on the French line Hteani'ulilp 1.11 Brctagne from Havre, France. They went to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The count was willing to talk about the HtorlOs of his losses by stock allnitfr Him. ' said with ur.uteur. shall not challenge is not the kind of Day's Proceedings in the National Legislature. MATTERS OF (JINEUAL INTEREST. COUNT AND COUNTES3 DE CASTELLANR. speculation and gambling. Me speaks good English, with a slight accent. On the De Hodays' matter, he said: "De Hodays. He Js a — well, what is De Kodnys, De Itodays Is a liar, he. is a scrouudrel — say anything you like about him. lie Is a — what Is such a person? lie Is nothing. A noncnity. What should I care for him'.' Oh. lie Is a liar." The count evidently did 11,0 1 like the stories that bail been printed about: him and his alleged losses He was asked If be would challenge He Ho- days. Will No I r "Challenge," he "Certainly not. I such a man. He man to accept a ch'.illenge. No, 1 shall not challenge him. but when I go buck I shall slap his face with a stick if ho does not retract. See, mosleur. 1 have prepared a statement to send to him." The statement which Count de Castellane gave out in relation to De Ho- days, editor of The Figaro, j whence comes tlie stories that Count Castellane lost several millions of francs on the stock exchange and in gambling, translated, is u« follows: "M. De Hodays. Editor I.c Figaro: Sir — There lias-been communicated to me on board tlie ship the calumny in the Parisian' impcrs which emanated from the Figuro. You. will at once print a formal denial. I reserve the right on my return to tell you what I think of your disloyal act." Jlonglit by till! tllghvst IJIddiT. "Lo Figaro," continued the count, after he had translated liis statement into .English, "is a paper bought, by the highest bidder. \Yliy this man should have circulated such stories I dofc't know. 1 know of no reason why such things should bo published except that- we are in opposing political parties. The editor thought be would have a chance while 1 was on tlie ocean to set some lies iu circulation about me. "1 never gambled in my life" m'd Count de Castellane, warmly. "I never played cards for money or gambled in any other form. 1 did not lose money in speculation, and these stories are nil falsifications and as false as they can be. There is no truth in them at all." When the question of relationship between himself and wife was touched upon Count de Castellaue said: "Our relations are perfectly harmonious." Smiled ut Kai:h Other. Then he smiled at his wife as she stood by his side, and she smiled at him. There was seeming good feeling In the smiles. With regard to their visit here the count and his. wife said that they, intended to remain In New York for fifteen <lays. though their plans might possibly be changed. They are here to see the relatives and friends of the countess. Count de Castellane said he did not know If he would go to Lake wood, where George Gould lias his winter residence. No arrangements had been made to go there % and the matter had not been taken up. The count said that he did not know wlieth er George Gould would come to New York city or not. He said If he did he would meet him here. NEW YORK RL'LEU BY THIEVES. I)r. rnrkhiimt Milken the Htutemoiil friiun Iho I'ulpll. New York, Jan. 23.— "Perhaps there Is no city within the bounds of civili- sation that Is as vile In its administration as our own." Thus spoke tin Hev. Dr. Parkhurst from the pulpit. He continued: "Christians are Christians on Sunday, work like slaves six days out of the week making money and leave the city to be rilled by u race of thieves anil vagabonds, and the consequence Is that more children are bulug starlet In the direct road to hell every week than all the churches, missions, and Sunday schools combined are saving In a year." Dr. Parkhurst spoke lo his own con gregation In the Madison Hqmm Presbyterian church nt the morning service. Them was surprise in tin congregation when tlie pastor ugali assailed the administration of the city "Christian Selllshnoss as Applied t( the Individual" furnished tlie topic. Nni-m'HMii- lo (ii'iHTiil Andrr* ..... St. Paul, .Ian. 23. — General .lames F Wade and his aide. Lieutenant .lohn P Wade, has gone to Chicago, when General Wade lias taken temporar.i command of Hie department of the lakes, made vacant by the retlremen •of General Anderson. Ills duties as commander will necessitate lib leaving St. Paul permanently. I.lnt ut l.oNt ill i.iidyiimltlt. London, .Ian. .23.— A third supph meiitary list of the British casualties In the attack upon Ladysmlth on Jan (1 was published by the war olltce. I shows 2S non-commissioned olllcers and men killed and live dangerously wouudod. This brings the total o casualties iu that engagement to 488 Gnttcrnl (HI* Inform* tlin War Department oT l>lov"ini"its In tin Philippine*— LlUjntlon Over tjje C'liliiagn Drainage f.'annl Hrglin In the United Hlate* 811- premt* Court—Clurk Invalidation He; Hiiincil—Krtor Letter* Nivt Heeelveil. WashIngttin, .Inn. 2.'!.—Boon alter tlie senate <-()iivcii('(l n joint resolution wus offered li.v I'lutt authorizing the, president to Invite tlie government of (Irent Britain to Join In (lie promotion of an International coniniiHsion to examine and report on tin* diversion of he watijrs that are tlie boundaries of lie two'countries. It was referred to lie committee on foreign relations, iloar, chairman of the Judiciary com- nit tee. reported back the resolution if Itawllns of 1'tab for an inquiry pon polygamy with a recommenda- ion that the lirst and last paragraphs if the resolution be adopted. The re)ort was accepted and the resolution, is amended, adopted. AH passed the •esolullon reads: "To what extent polygamy Is prac- iced or palygamous marriages elite, ed u.o the .United flutes, or In places over which they have jurlsdictluii. What. If any. steps, should be taken >r measures enacted for the prevention of polygamy In the United States ind places over which they have juris- llctlun." Itrholntion by Allen. Allen offered a n solution calling rpon the secretary of the treasury to furnish the senate with all information consisting of correspondence and verbal communication he may have nid with A. B. Hepburn and other otH- •ials of the .National City bunk of New York concerning the transmission of rhe-custom house of New York to the National City bunk. It went over under objection. At the conclusion of the routine . business 1'ritcliard called up his resolution relating to the proposed amendment to the constitution of North Carolina, which, if adopted. I is alleged, disfranchises a large class of voters of tire state. After the reading of the resolution Pritichard addressed I he senate in support of it. his address being in the nature .of a re- lily to that delivered several days ago by Senator Morgan. Doing* in the House. It was District of Columbia day in the house. Before the day was claimed for business relating to the District some minor business was transacted. The question of a change of reference of the estimates for the Hock Island and .Springfield armories from live, committee on military affairs to the com in It tee on appropriations was taken upi This question involved the appropria tion for the construction of small arms and the motion to change reference was held In abeyance pending an attempt to compromise the controversy. The house then proceeded to the con sideration of District matters. Several minor bills were passed. It was agreed that the estimates for the Hock Island aud. Springfield armories should be referred to the speaker for reference as ail.original' proposition. Then at 12:40 p. in. the house adjourned. THK KCTOK LETTERS DELAYED. Left Unite it Week Ago but Have Not Readied Washington. Washington. Jan. aS.-^When the senate committee on privileges aud elections began its session for the con tiutmnce of its investigation of the charges of bribery In connection with the election of Senator Clark of Mou tana, ex-Senator Faulkner Informed the committee that the Ector letters had not yet arrived. He said they had left Butte Monday, Jan. Iu, and were expected hourly. The lirst witness ot the day was A. L. Smith, president of the Montana National bank ufiHeleuu. Evidently the purpose of calling Mr. Smith was to show transactions of the bank involving Senator Clark or members of the last Montana legislature. Mr. Smith could recall the names ol only a few members who had account? at the bank last winter, and these had he said, been depositors at the bank for several years. He also said thai neither Clark nor Wellcome had trims acted any business In the bank during the last session of the legislature except that Senator Chirk had opened an account with the bank Jnsi prior to the close of the session. lie had then given him a personal check for $50.001 and lie had never drawn upon the account since. Mr. Smith said the bank kept no record of $1,000 bills passing through It and he did not remember giving anj out: except in one or two Instances Which cases were not connected wltli the legislature or the senatorial con "test. 'He also said that his bank am! the Bank of Clark Jt Bro. of Butte ex changed business. Patrick W. Mur ray. a member of the Montana legis lature from Butte, testified that he lint several times been approached am 'his vote sdlicited for Mr. Clark for tin senate. He detailed the particulars of -two Interviews with a Mr. Galllek a supporter of Mr. Clark, who had 01 both occasions held up his hands am spread out his lingers and thumbs, say Ing that lie Oho witness) could Imvi "That" for his vole If cnst for Mr Clark for the senate. He also said that (icorgc Casey hat come to him to buy n piece of mining ground which the witness owned, bu that the condition of the sale was tha he should vnte for .Mr. Clark for tin senate. He refused all the proposl lions, because Mr. Clark had oppose* the election nf the ticket on which IK had made the race for the legislature Mr. MuiTilf said be Ilild nol been em ployed by Mr. Duly for fourteen years mid was under no obligations to il gentleman. At this point Hie proseeu tlon ihinoueed Ihnl iiiey had no mon witnesses on hand anil the committee adjourned till nexi day. M1SSOI1KI VS. II.I.INOIS. court decided to permit the attorney general of Missouri to file Mtt bill making tlu< summons to (he defendants returnable on April 2. Iu connection With this decision Mr. B. Schumacher, representing tlie state of Missouri asked for n temporary i'e- Mlraluing order against the Chicago Iralnage district prohloiting the op- riulon of the canal during the pendun- '.V of the proceedings In this court. le said the canal had been opened Ince the proceedings had begun here uid with the full knowledge of the irooepdlngs. In reply Chief Justice Fuller sold hat It wan impossible for the supreme !oun to exercise original jurisdiction n a suit between states without R!V- ng notice; that sixty days were required for a return and that nothing could be done before the date upon which the service was made returnable n the main proceeding, viz.: April 2. AFFA IRS IN~THE~I > H 1 LI PI'l N U.S. The War Department Uei-itlves n Cablegram from oilH. Washington. Jan. 23—General Otis nforms the war department of the re.•cut military operations in the Phil- pplnes In the following dispatch: "Manila. Jan. 21.—Major Johnson, commanding battalion Forty-sixth Infantry, Wheaton's brigade, reports rom Lemery the 18th and 20th lust, le drove Hie enemy through Balayang 'ttsiward on the morning of tlie 18th. 'aptiiring' eighteen rifles, one Held ilece. A few hours later through Catica, capturing four prisoners, four lorses and equipments, six rifles and tilled Hirer- Insurgents. He advanced toward Lemery that afternoon capt- ircd'the enemy's outpost of three men, mil six horses; advanced on Lemery at. ."5 o'clock p. m. The enemy were strongly entrenched; sent by navy gunboat to Batangas for assistance, w-lieii three companies Muir's battalion of the Thirty-eighth sent to Tnal. nstirgent headquarters. Johnson drove the enemy through Lemery on Tanl. where he attacked southern portion of :he eHy and Muir the northern portion. The enemy dispersed, retreating in many directions. Johnson's casualties were one man killed, one seriously and two slightly wounded: four field pieces and a quantity of rifles were captured. This movement of Johnston's was ably conducted and important In results. The enemy is reported in large force and heavily entrenched at and near Santa Crust 1 . Lngiina de Bay. Schwan swinging his troops on that point, his left at the town of Bay a few miles east of Calambn, his right consisting of cavalry at the city of Tayabas." .Supreme Court l)c -Islon. Washington. Jan. 23.—The United Stales supreme court has decided tlie case of the Chicago, Milwaukee aud St. Paul Hallway company vs. the railroad commissioners of the state of South Dakota. The case involved tlie state law prohibiting a maximum rate for the railroads. The circuit court of the t'nited States for the district of South Dakota dismissed the bill, but the opinion now reverses this judgment and remanded the case with insiructions to the lower court to Investigate the earnings of the road in the state so as to arrive at the equities of the case. Wheeler Will Soil 'Wcdn.'Mdny. Washington. a.In. .....—The war department has recelveu a cablegram from General Otis stating that General Wheeler will sail from Manila Wednesday on tlie transport Warren for the United States by way of Guam and Honolulu. EXTOMBKI) IN^MTUSNEL. "' ""' LlllKiitlon Over thn l>rnlimu<> ('mini. Washington. Jan. 23.— in the case of tlie slate of Missouri vs. Hie stalu of Illinois Involving tlie petition for an Injunction against Hie Chicago drainage canal, the United States supreme Eleven Workmen Hurled at Los Angelen. ('ill.—Innpeclor Killed. Los Angeles. Cal., Jan. 23.—Shortly after 1 o'clock in Hie morning the west ond of what Is known as the Third street timije.l. which if- under construction beiwi'i-i. Hill and Hope streets, a distance of three blocks, caved in and entombed eleven laborers and bricklayers., and family Injured W. T. Tumble, an inspector' In the employ of"the street i;epartmi-ni. The entombed men are: Jerry Molin and John Eckhart, bricklayers: Frank Pelasseur, John Mlu-iicll. William Piudy; Klinber- li'.v. .Max ( osrello. Baden, Jolia Bojoi.-. ,1. W. Wnshbnrn and Bert Gas-ret t. hi borers. The men were engaire-l excavating 175 feet from the mouth of the tunnel when tin entrance, whic.'i had been limbered up for a distance of twciity-i-ipht (eel. was suddenly cl.oked up 1 y tons of eanh and broken timbers. InHpector Lnmbi'- was In the act of leaving the tunnel when the cave- In occurred. One of the timbers made a bridge from the ground to a nail keg over pan of his body, but Ids lower ilmiis were pinned down and It was eight hours before he was extricated anil then in a dying condition. Inspector 1 amble died during the night. Early in The morning two of the entombed men. John Mitchell and John Eckluut, were rescued. ' They were Imprisoned between the tlrst cave-in aud the one which immediately followed further in the tunnel. They were able to talk with their fellow workers through the muss of earth and it was learned Hint all were alive except William Paufy, who was proliab- bly burled at the tunnel entrance. It is expected that the survivors will be liberated soon. Hhot When Tlironlulled u-llli Arnihl. Washington. Pa., Jan. 23."Mtcorgi> W. McCammon of West Alexander was shut and killed by a young man named Frank Met ice. McCummoii hail an alleged sheep thief in custody and was taking him to the otlice of Squire Wall/ for n hearing, when McGcc Interfered, and the ofllcer threulened him with arrest. Tlie young man •then drew a revolver and shot him through Hie head, killing him almost Instantly. McGee lied, but wa« later captured by a posse and hi now In jail. Attempted to Hung i> Mun. Chicago, Jan. 23.—John Stay.check attempted to kill Bartholomew Pieta at Ids home, 132 Berwyn avenue, lie- cause he was. In love with Mrs. Pietn, Staxchcck lirsl used an ax and Iheu tried lo hang PieUi, but In the struggle Pleta escaped In the darkness ami was fiiiind live hours later unconscious In front of the house. It Is feared Unit I'lela cannot recover. Stanched. Is under arrest at the Summcrdalc IK» lice station and confessed It was for the love of Mrs. 1'lcta thai he acted <IH he did. SHOES, e SLIPPERS, RUBBERS, AT MORRISSEY BROS Retailers of HIGH GRADE Footwear. • Store open every night. Telephone 2671. January Clearing Sale 1900 Many good things are here, but they must go, so here is the chance for the shrewd buyer to make an investment which will surely prove a paying on t e. Yours is the gain, ours shall be the loss, as long as we'll have clean tables when this January sale is over. Loak carefully over this list: MEN'S SUITS. 915 kinds now '• 511-90 10 >' " 6.40 8 » " ft.90 6 " " 3.90 5 " " 3.40 MEN'S OVERCOATS. $16 kinds now 912.00 12 " " 8.60 10 '< " : ' 7.50 " " " " " " ..$6.40 4.50 3.90 3.40 2.90 YOUTH'S SUITS. 98.00 kinds now. 7.00 6.00 6.00 4.00 " " BOYS' KNEE PANTS SUITS. 94.50 kinds now • • '••. $2.98 4.00 " 'I •'• • 2.60 2.50 ". " •'• ••• 1-90 2.00 " " • "•• 1-40 1.75 " •: .........-....: 1.25 tlothing and H. A. WUTZtER, Prop. HLJ Bj Shoc Store 632 East Second street. . "Be Sure You are Right, Then Go Ahead," Is a good rule, for this year, buy your The RIGHT PLACE to Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Or your EYES Examined and correctly fitted with Spectacle is J. R. LOGAN & eo. f Jewelers and Opticians, 102 E. 2d st. Repairing done in a pregapt and accurate manner. THIS IS THE SEASON When good things to eat are in demand, we can suggest someof the following: Best grades of canned Peas, Lima Beans, Corn, Stringless Beans; Spinach, Beets, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Pineapples, Peaches, Pears, Grapes, Apricots, Cherries, Strawberries and Raspberries, at J. H. BAUMAN'S, No. 400 Belle street. Pbooe 187 Watch My Window for BARGAINS J. H. BOOTH. |The Leading Jeweler.]

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