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) S ^ l)( # l o 9 e t s t i U l e H a t l p C e a i t e r . VOL. XIII, NO l46. GLOVBRSVILLE, N. Y., MONDAY, FEBRUARI 19,1900. WHOLE NO. 3,927. AGAIN MANCING! Duller Captures Boer Position at Monte Christo. BOERS DRWEN ACROSS THE TU- OELA — SEVERA'L OAMPS, QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION AND A NUMBER OF PRISONERS CAP­ TURED BY THE BRITISH—GEN, BRABAUT’S FORCES OCCUPY DORDRECHT. LONDON, Feb. 19.—It is omcially announced that ‘General Buller reports that he has captured several camps, a quantity of ammunition and a number of prisoners. BULLER c a p t u r e s ’ BOER POSITION, LONDON, Feb, ID.—The war office has received the following dispatch from Gen. Buller: CHIBVELY CAMP, Feb. 19.—I yes­ terday moved around the enemy’s flank. The Queens, who had bivouack­ ed on the norther^) slope of Cingole, crossed the Nek, and supported by the rest of the second brigade, under Gen. Hlldyard, assaulted and took the south­ ern end of Monte Christo. The fourth brigade, on the left or western slope, and the Welsh Fusiliers, supported by the rest o f the sixth brigade, assaulted the eastern flank of the enemy's .posi­ tion, while the second brigade cavalry on the extreme right, watched the eastern slope of Monte Christo and drove back those of the enemy attempt­ ing to escape there from our artillery fire. Assaulted by a heavy artillery fire on the front and flank and attacked on the flank and rear, the enemy made but adlight resistance, and abandoning the strong position u'ere driven across the Tugela. I have taken several camps, a wagon load of ammunition, several wagons of stores and supplies and a few prison­ ers, ^ \Thirwcather has be^n intensely hot Pnd the ground traversed ■vas exceed­ ingly dilll&iat,but the energy and dash of the troops has been very pleasant to sec. All was done splendidly. The work of the irregular cavalry, Queens, Scots, Fusiliers and the rifle brigade, peibaps was the most notlceable,while the excellent practice of> the artillery and naval guns and the steadiness of the gunners under a very accurate Are, was remarkable. The accurate fire of •the naval guns from Chieveley was of great assistance. ‘T think our casualties not many. •FIGHTING STILL PROCEEDING. DURBAN, Feb. 19.—^The bombard­ ment of the Boer position on Hlang- wana hill w;as continued yesterday and fighting is stiUproceedinigat six o’clock this evening. It is said the British have captured a hundred prisoners. GOOD NEWS FROM GEN. FRENCH. LONDON, Feb. 19, 7:10 p. m.—^It is said the war.office has “received good news from General Frepch with refer­ ence to General Cronje.” LARGE FORCES BEING SENT FROM TRANSYAAL. CAPE TOWN, Feb. 19.—Dispatches from Mazeru say that large forces are being sent from the Transvaal to the Free State under prominent generals. Also that the Free State is making des­ perate efforts to collect an army to face the British at Koffyfonteln. An official proclamation orders out all males between the'ages of sixteen and sixty, and enthusiasts dedlare that everyone up tb the age of one hundred must go. Typhoid fever is said to be .playing havoc among the Boers at Colesberg. At Kimberley a report is current that Mafeking has been relieved, but that the Boers are trying to conceal the in­ formation. BRITISH OCCUPY DORDRECHT. STREJKSTROOM CAMP, Sunday,— The Boers are retiring and General Brabant’ s forces are now entering Dordrecht. COMMANDANT PRBTORIOUS RELEASED B-Y BRITISH. ARUNDEL, Sunday,—^Commandant Protorious, who wa’s captured by the British at Elandslaagto, and threo oth­ er Boor.'prisoners, have hoon handed over to tho Boers. Terrific Fire Kept Britiah From Molding 5pion Kop. Heaping of Charges Begun. NEW YORK, Fol). 19,-Tlio hearliiK oC tho chiu'gcs of tlio city pliib again,st District Attorney Giirillnor liegim in- d(iy. 'I’lu' BitcelllwiUons rover oiio lmii. iliTil or moi'o typow’i'llion pages anil I 'l- -gft lultfuso (mil nhiiim of power, ncg> It'i of limy, mnlfcnraiith o r wronu do» Imi 111 Mfll' O mill (hniyiKiinitol iiiiiu- IHTU fur 0fll£0» The Boer’s artillery did good service In preventing the English from getting their big guns to the Kop in time to relieve the troops who had taken the hill. THE PORTO RICAir TARIFF BILL. Representative Payne Presents the Majority Side o f the Case. WASHINGTON, Feb, 19.—The house adopted the Wheeler resolution calling np^tnJdJ-eJSecretai'y of state for inform­ ation Regarding the charges of Mr.Mac- rum, the ex-consul to Pretoria. The house then tool, up the discus­ sion of .the Porto Rican tariff bill. Representative Payne, of New York, in presenting the majority side of the case, held that congress had an arhfi- trary right to fix the Puerto Rico tar­ iff. He declared that the interests of the sugar and tobacco growers of tht United States ultimately would be strengthened instead ofrvveakened. He said that the total estimate of General Davis for expenditures was $1,950,000. If the original bill had been adopted it would have' meant a bankrupt treasury. The substitute will insure a surplus of $500,000, which will meet some of the pressing needs foi' the establishment of common schools. \That the income under '.this bill will increase from year to year there can be no doubt; tluat it wEl restore prosperity and give new life and entei-prise to the people of the island is equally .true. Our constant aim shall he to elevate them, whether we incorporate them finally into our (gystem or send them forth among the ■ nations of the world, we will vouchsafe to them the blessing of liberty. ■Wher-‘ ■ ever our flag goes up it shall not come down without first having guaranteed the'blessings of civilization, liberty and sovereiga citizenship.” ■ ALASKAN NEWS. Buih of AXiiiers to Xow Gold Fields On tlio Koyokun. VICTORIA, B. C., Feb. 19.—Steamei Tees arrived yesterday morning from Skagway. She brings news that most of those who started from Dawson foi Nome are making a cut-off to the re- iggings on. the ] TESTED THE ^UDGE. Testimony o f Dr. Treacy in tlio Clark Investigation. WLASHINGTON, Feh. 19.—At the be­ ginning of to-day’s session of the Mon­ tana senatorial .bribery investii Dr. 'William Treacy gave testimony dealing with interviews between him­ self and Justice Hunt and Attorney General Nolan. Thp witness said that he had twice made suggestions to Jus­ tice Hunt that a certain party* would give fifty thousand dollars if he .would dismiss the Welcome disbarment case, and that the justice promptly refused to consider such a proposition. Dr. Treacy said he never had authority from any one to make the proposition of bribery to Justice Hunt, but had not told the judge this until the judge found out that he had no fifty thousand dollars to offer and no authority from any one to make such an offer. In answer to ciuestions, the witness said his only motive was to test the judge’s official integrity and find out whether he was all right. He had heartl rumors .that the judge Was id,ea- tified with the Daly people and many other unpleasant rumors involving the ^judge’s name and he wanted ,to know ’what w;as in them. where countless caribou, moose, sheep, bear and ptarmigan abound in the val. ley of Porcupine river. Major Bliss of the mounted police, #on his way out, tells of tho struggle of the police to get leave to come out to try to secure places with contingents en route to the front. He instanced a case where ,a private who was selected for service with the Strathcona Horse was offered $500 by a sergeant for the privilege of going in his stead, and furthermore, the sergeant was willing to doff his stripes and go as a prlva' There are 20 or 30 volunteering whi one Is selected. Indians have been secured to assist I d tracing missing men on the trail. The police say 'they are determined to spend thousands, if necessary, to clear up tho mystery, ____ _ ___________ Kentucky Senate Convenes. FRANKFORT, Feb. 19.—Tlio soiiatc convenod to-dny, the Domoornta recog­ nizing Pi-cBlloiU pro tern. Carter nnil tho Rnpnbllcaiifi Llonlonaiv Ouvprnor Maraliull, ARor pmyor, ♦ho Rtjnibll MtjniblL araliull, ARor pmyor, Uio R rniifl. loil byiMaraliiUl, I p R tlio liall. Tho Donioprnta paid no attriUioii to ilio Rcpiibllran procccrtliigs aiul ooiUlmicil ilio iics.^lrm. Tin'll tho m tiflcatlon mn iTafllrnird of ilio former nt iluu of iho ficnnto liy ■wlildi (Jeohrl iicaiiAS govfinyr, HEAVY STORM IN GOTHAM. Xen Inchfli o f Snow Keoordedl—Shipping G e n e rally D elayed. . NEW' TURK, Feb. .19.—All Saturday night and until 4 o’clock Sunday morn­ ing the snow fell; and the wind blew a gale. A t midnight Saturday the storm was at its height. 'When the residents of the city awoke Sunday morning the sun was shining on a glaring white blanket of snoW formed into drifts and a curious tumult by the fierce About 10 Inches of snow fell during the entire storm. It was by far the greatest fall of snow that has occurred during the winter of 1899-1900. Tho Btorm was Gult-born, and the snow fell from the Tennessee valley over East­ ern Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, a part of Virginia, Delaw'are and all of the New England states. Although the snow was general throughout the East, there was prac­ tically no suspension of traffic on the trunk lines. Trains from the north, west and east, however, were from 30 minutes to one and one-half hours late. The longest delays reported at the postofllce were from the New England states. All of the vessels which came In early yesterday mdrnlng had been at the Hook or just off the coast during the snow storm. Among those which came up weuo the American liner St. Louis and tho French liner La Tour- alnc and a number of 'small craft. The American line eteomshlp sighted Fire Island through tho snow at 4il4 p. m. Saturday, but sho did not reach her dock until early yesterday morning. Tho Phoenicia and tho French steam­ ship Ln Touwlno also Ivad to gyopo about in the storm and 'both como up tb* bay early in tho morning. DespIt* tbo severity of tho stoi u'd «.t the police •( ’ record «.t . . wa« light, and tho appUentions for as- Mistanco niado tlirough tho uguaJ chan* iiilg wen not remarkably nuineroue, Tlio hlglicr a man Btaiidn tlio moro lltft WOnl \Hllpi’\ IJC!.'0111C8 MnliitcUlil* WotyW w , _ , italloni of arrci pUciations for t SUNDAY AT SI MG' SING. lUColiuuux Spent th e D ay I n R e a d in g and Snaoking. NEW YORK, Feh. 19.-Roland B. Sundays passed, by all .other per- jons under sentence of death, a t -the In­ stitution. They do-nc^i^'^tb-'chepfel with the other prisoners, and no one is allowed to visit them. Sunday is a dull day in the great prison, but more so In the death house than in any other part. To the con­ victs in general the day Is broken by the attendanceincc a t either the Catholic the deat a t or Protestant services. No visitor ever ehlers — ------- house on a Sunday except it is the Sunday before death,' 'and then ul4 man who is to die during the week bd- glnnlng at the next midnight may see frien'ds and religious attendants. Mollneux spent the day exactly aa nions did. He and they read and butter for dinner. rytown as long as Roland B. Moll remains in the state prison at This belief arises from the fact thal George Gordon ' Battle telephoned tc Florence hotel here for accommo- the Florence hotel here for a dations for General sitolineux. tel was unable to gi-ve Mr. B: definite answer owing to the absence of the proprietor, hut General Mollneus will receive -the answer today. All In­ formation as to how much room was required and for what period w a s re­ fused at 'the hotel. V o u n g W o m an M u rdered. WEBSTER, Mass., Feb. 19.—In e pool of blood, the almost lifeless body of Miss Katherine Booth, 29 years old, was found yesterday on a lonely road about one and a half miles from Web­ ster Centre. The wo'man was uncon­ scious when found a-nd died soon ■ a f­ terward without being able to ■ m'ake known the cause of her condition. On her forehead aws a large wound mad« by some sharp Instrument which had penetrated the skull. It is stated thal Miss Booth has on several occasions had her life 'threatened. K esoued From au Ice Floe.' NEW YORK, Feb. 19.—Charles nd Walter Legget of, Yonkers, were rescued from an ice floe Fort Lee last night by Captain Marcus of the ferryboat George Wash, ington. For 10 hours the men had bi the floe,oe, haviiaving fl h attempted to row acros 0 the river at Yonkers. The Ice pressed so closely that oars became useless and finally the men were swepi out towards the sea by the tide. They were almost unconscldus when rescued. R lep h a n t Uitnn A m uck. LONDON, Feb. 19,—An exciting scohe took place at the Crystal Pal­ ace, Sydenham, yesterday afternoon. Two largo elephants belonging to the ctrfius ran amuck, killed their keepet nmj gored another man, Th«ro was, o terrlbl# panic in tho audience attehd- ■ 5 cone ■ ■ ■ ■ • ing tho eoncort In tho jMlace, _ jTjal vras captured after great damags to property. Tho other oscapeil through tho groumlH, but wna cnptiSrsd evenliiK In the aulnirh of BocKonh 30 attehd- Onn anU Kx>in*lit*r Plitipi Out Hf DsniDfi m m HAVEN, Conn., Fob. If,-Hon, M. a, Tliflips, former minister of Knff* land, 'Who Imd a most «evir« nttsek »f pnaumonim i» now i tp r if t WOOD i n s OBDEBS Defines Prerogatives of Mili- ta ry and Civil Officials. RECEIVE GENERAL APPROVAL- FIRST STEP lOF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO FUL­ FILL THE PLEDGE TO ESTAB­ LISH INDBPBNDENOE-OF CUBA— THOUSANDS OF .OU'BANS EX­ PECT JOBS. SANTIAGO, Cuba, Feb. 19.-Gover- nor General Wood’s general orders specifying the prerogatives of military commanders and civil governors are creating a senation here. The press, with the'exception of 'the violently par­ tisan local Cuban organs, copiments favorably upon them, saying that they Indicate’ an Imnest Intention on the part of 'the Intervening government to fulfill the pledge to establish the inde­ pendence of Cuba. The Cuba Libre, which Is antagonis­ tic to the governor general, says the orders are \merely a trick to prolong the American occupation.\ The provision transferring public works to the civil department on April 1 causes alarm among many American erfiployes, as they expect ,vhen the t:ransfer t is made. The managers of American and for­ eign business enterprises are also somewhat concerned, as they have no infldence in the coming Cuban admln- confldence m the coming ( Istratlon of public affairs. The Spaniards, -who control the prin­ cipal business undertakings here, are particularly anxious. As public im­ provements will for some time be the principal source of business, the Span­ iards expect but little patronage under a Cuban administration. Civil Governor Castillo says he will co-operate with the military auithorl- tles, but thousands of Cuban politi­ cians confidently ex] when the transfer is nu E n e m e e rg W a n t M o re I’ay. met in aecrtt c&nventldn flere yester­ day to forn^ulate a demand for an In­ crease in ■wages. Chief P. M. Arthur srhood presided. Choice Diamonds, Watches,. Jewelry, Irl Sterling Silver and first quality ^ Silver Plated Ware, RICH AHERICAN CUT QLA55. One Piece Solid 14, IS, 22 Karat Gold Wedding Rings, Guaranteed as Stamped. SIR. A. D. WESSELS. OPTICIAN at O kf Store Tliiirsdays. M A . R R Y A . . O a ^ L . O N . Diamond Merchant and Jeweler. 88 BOBTH MAIN STREET. M. FEL.DMAN, 37 W. Fulton St. Home Outfitter. Two Doors E. of P. O Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, etc. Be wise. Economize, if you need an y of these goods, buy them here and save money. If you investigate you w ill And they will cost you considerable more elsewhere. White Enameled Bedsteads, all Sizes, Value $6; special price $3.98. Golden oak sideboards, pattern Fren ch bevel-plate mirror, one drawer lined for silver, thoroughly well made, and o f good design, valued at $18.00. Spe­ cial price, $13.00. Solid Oak Extension Tables 42-lnch, square top, round fluted legs, value $10.00. Special price $7.48, Solid Oak Dining Chairs, High, back, large size, cane seat, brace arms, value $1.40. Special price $1.15. An extenslvo assortment of go-carts and sleepArs, in the latest style* and shapee, complete with cushions and parasols, rubber tired. Best con»ti«ctlo«. at loweot prices. ,, Prices Ranging From $2.98 and U p .^ M. F'ELDMAIN, Home Outfltteir. *7 and SW . Fulton SL 2 door* e u t of W, 0. Fireplace Furnishings== Liberal Reductions. Fireplace is the * most en­ chanting spot in the modern home, same as it was in our forefathers’. It’s the only part of the home that isn’t affected by changing styles and customs. Nobody appears anxious to give up the old-style wrought- iron and antique brass fur- liishings. So nobody need be afraid to buy this year’s pio- ductions for next year’s needs. Buying at these reductions will pay you mighty big divi­ dends on your investment, and relieve us of the necessity of storing the goods till next Fall* $10.60 and $11 fire sots, $8.35. $8.50 fire sets, $6.00. $5.50 flro sots, $4.00. $2.98 to $3.98 wrought-lron and­ irons, $2,50. $13.50 wrought-lron andirons with bar, $9.25. $0 and $G.50 brass andirons, $4.25. • $3,50 brass andirons, $2,50, $8.00 'brass andirons, $5.50. $7.50 wrought-lron fomlors, $0.50. 112 brass screens, $8.50, $2.08 blower stands, $2.25. $8 brills coal buehets, $ 40 , o. |18 hi'ftflii wood b.-isketfi, $8,50, IHf <6 Ca Albany, N. Y. Stop Wasting Coal by Using Poor Furnaces. • Gall and see our PERFECI” FURNACE, Also a list of those who are made happy by using them. .... AT B r a r tter’s, THE STOVE MAN. 12 Church S treet. 110 | s 0 111 i«(i) sr if i White Fur Baby Robes A Pe'w Left to Close Out.. T h e $ S Kind fort^A. All This Season’s Stock W . M . D I X O I N & C O , if*N§KTM MAIM • f i i i n

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