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WASHINGTON, MONDAY. OCTOBER SO, 1899.
Prick One Cejtf.
BIG BATTLE iiiHT
he Boers Massed in a Semicircle
TJc TrUHKVHHl ComMtMHder Bring;
Up Artillery to Invest the Town
Plan at the ISm-my to Cut Rail
road CommHitleation to the South
an to AhsHHll Prom the Bast A
DHsereH Position for the British
l'srcun-The Water Intake Destroy.
ed General White Endeavoring to
Hold the Kidtrcs A Mule Train
Captured Balloon Observations.
LOXDON, Oct. M. The "Standard's"
oorraenocdent at Ladyejaith says that
Prestdeat Kroger is reported to be with
use mala body of Boers, under Command
ant Several Joubert, who Is six m les dis
tant from the town. The "Standard's"
despatches from Ladysmith. dstad Sat ir
ony d Sunday, give the latest details cf
lfc Situation around thai city, oa which
interest is now centred, an important en
gagement being apparently imminent. It
H now certain tbat the Boers have suc
ceeded in bringing; up artillery, though it
was hoped that the destruction of the
Sandar River bridge would have prevent
ed them from doing so. The correspon
deat Estimates that the Hosts number 1S.
SOt. He says their plan is evidently to at
tack the town on the east after destroy ing
railway communication with the south.
3e place Is in no danger of investment
It ites at the foot of a crescent of bilis
an is defensible westward over a broad
Plata, through which runs the Klip River,
oasHr fordable. The Boers are massed in
a isami-earde round the outskirts of the
Tse British are preparing positions for
their artillery in order to command the ap
proaches from Dundee Road. The de
fences were practically complete Satur
day. "The general disposition of the en
emy's forces and guns has been determined.
The Free State Boers hold a fortified post
ttoB as a ridge near Ladysmith command
lag the road from Elandsiaagte. Ample
precaafJons have been taken to prevent the
Beers from seising the ridges surrounding
the town, which has been cleared of non
rasMeats. Six wetts have been dug to in
sure ample water. The wounded are being
Beet as far as possible by train to Pieter
SMrttsedrg. The Beers attempted to reach
Plefers Station, tea miles south of Lady
smith, but the British cavalry diverted
them. The enemy succeeded, however, in
capturing 1.5M mules, which will seriously
iaoonvfenience the transport service.
A despatch to the "Daily News," dated
Ladysattth. October 29, 4 p. m., says that
the Boers have destroyed the water in
take, hut there are ample supplies in the
towabesMee the wells. A long stretch of
eeamtry is literally covered with Boers. A
oaataaato to the northward la evidently
the largest yet seen. The British troops
aiwMNU&sd Friday night three miles from
the enemy. General Joubert discovering a
bear of troops behind the British scouts,
veered a mile farther off. which confirms
-the belief that he intends to await the ar
rival of the Free State Boers. It is expect
ot ttet the enemy wtH employ the same
tactics as those used at Dundee, making
a entonatratfon with the object of engag
ing the British in one direction, whi'a
a ooJamn moves against them from an
other direction. A captive balloon was
seat up at 5 o'clock Sunday morning.
She observations were most satisfactory,
flie enemy's positions were loeated.
A delayed despatch from. Ladyamith,
dated October 11, 11 p. m., says:
"There has been no lighting here yet.
General Joubert, the Boer commander,
seems disinclined to accept battle until
his atoms are complete. He is not yet in
mash with the Orange Free State forces
at Beater's Station. It is believed that a
large force of Boers are massing on the
Ifetnmakaar Road, and that a strong body
is deploying to the left on the New Castle
Head from Modderspruit. The Boers are
apparently strengthening General Joubert
with every available man.
"The enemy are in close proximity, in
deed, within striking distance. The Brit-
are in touch with them. Com-
t General Joubert is undoubtedly
dtiectlua, the northern column. The Boers
are endeavoring to cot off the water sup
ply. They are raiding neighboring farms.
The railway to Pietermaritaburg is still
Intact sad General White has taken elab
orate precaution to keep it in working
order. Patrols who have been sent out
front here resort that they clearly dis
cerned Soar large Boer camps within a
mains of tea miles from the town."
General Joubert has sent the following
telegram to General White: "I must ex
press my sympathy. General Symons,
who w unfortunately badly wounded,
died and waa buried yesterday. I trust
that the great God will speedily bring to
a etc oo the unfortunate state of affairs
lacstdu about by unscrupulous speculators
and capitalists who went to the Transvaal
to obtain wealth and in order to further
their own interests misled others and
brought about shameful warfare in South
Africa, ha which so many valuable lives
have been and are being sacrificed, such
as General Symons' and others. I ex
press my sympathy with Lady Symons in
the toes of her husband."
After General Symons funeral General
Joubert sent a second telegram, saying:
"I sea; you to convey to Lady Symons my
aocneat regret at the untimely demise of
her gallant husband, whom we buried yes
tenter with the fullest honors. Many on
both sides are soon, perhaps, destined to
share the same fate as he, brave man. We
deplore Ui loss."
OVBSLOOKTrfG THE TOWN.
,The Beers Plant SIukc Guns to Com
LDEMITH, Natal. Oct. . The Boers
have approached nearer to the town and
have planted two guns on a kopje two and
a half miles off toward .Elandsiaagte.
These guns are heavy ones, and It is be
lieved that they were used in shelling
Daatfee. Refuges from Dundee compute the
vaiae of the personal property abandoned
there at SM.00.
On raefcerf Mtd parlor Ubtes. W. R. Moms k
Smk, P Stnwt. corner lltk.
F. Mbbcy & Co. sell hotbed snsh
lower than cUewliue, pine, G5c 6lb and X. Y.
THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING.
Explosive Shells Thrown Into the
Town From ICrupp Cons.
CAPE TOWN, Oct. 29. Advices ficm
Mafeking have been received to the effect
tbat on Monday last the Boers attacked Use
town. They commenced the bombardment
at 7:40 in the morning, at a range of two
and a half miles. The3' used three Krupp
guns throwing explosive shells. A number
of the shells fell in the town, but they did
little damage. Three shells struck the
convent, which had been converted into a
hospital. Apparently the ammunition was
defective. There were no casualties among
the defenders of the town. One shot that
was fired in return disabled the enemy's
guns. After three hours' firing an envoy
from the Boers asked for the surrender ot
the town. Colonel Baden-Powell refused
to capitulate, but the shelling was not re
sumed. On Tuesday the British made a sortie
and encountered the enemy three miles
north of the town. The Boers used a ma
chine gun and the British retired imme
diately. Commander Webb, who was se
verely wounded, was left behind, but he
was rescued by a trooper. The water sup
ply has been cut off, but there are plenty
of wells and tanks.
A despatch from Pretoria dated October
27 states that it is reported that the town
of Mafeking, which is being besieged by
General Cronje.'is in flames.
A despatch rider from Mafeking arrived
at Kaniman, 100 miles from Mafeking, on
Wednesday. He says that General Cronje
has sent to Pretoria for two siege guns.
It was not believed, however, that he
would attempt to carry the place by as
sault, but would try to reduce it by hunger
THE BOEB, C03IMAlraOS.
Large Forces About Iviniberley,
Bloemfonteiii. and Bcthnlic.
CAPE TOWN, Oct. 29. Persons who ar
rived here today from Kimberley estimate
the number of Boers investing that place at
from 7.000 to 8,000. Natives arriving from
the Orange Free State say that there are
four large commandos around Bloemfon
tein, and one small commando at "Bethulle.
CHEEREUL Iitf KIMBEKLEY.
Cecil HIiodcK Etiuips Additional
Troops at His Own Expense.
LONDON. Oct. 29. The correspondent ol
the "Times" at De Aar, under date of
October 2-8, says:
"A despatch from Kimberley states that
Cecil Rhodes has mounted and equipped a
town guard of 400 men at an expense of
1,000. The compounds are filled with pro
visions enough to last for nine months.
There is no cause for anxiety whatever.
We are in no hurry to be relieved, but it
will probably be impossible to send furthei
despatches until we are relieved. The Boer
blockade to the southward is more strin
gent than ever. The urines are still work
ing." CAPTTJBE OP THE HTJSSABS.
British Overpowered by a. Force Too
LarKe to Attack.
LONDON, Oct. 29. Official information
from Ladysmith regarding the capture of
a troop of the Eighteenth Hussars by the
Boers shows that one squadron under Colo
nel Moiler left the rest of the regiment to
pursue the enemy. They got in the rear
of a large force of Boers, too strong for
them to attack, and tried to return. They
were pursued by 1,500 of the enemy. Their
Maxim gun stuck at Donga and was cap
tured. Colonel Moiler defiled his men
and moved off as though to return to
Giencoe by way of Impatimounts. No
news of the troop has since been re
ceived at Ladysmith.
APFAIHS IN HAVANA.
A Pilfyrininffe to the Laurlel Ditch
In the Cabanas Fortress.
HAVANA, Oct. 29. The heavy weather
continues. Several frame houses in the
suburbs have been wrecked. Several per
sons were Injured by tho falling build
ings. All the vessels in the harbor have
made preparations to ride out the storm.
Heavier weather is anticipated. The steam
ers Olivette and Seneca have not arrived.
Despite the storm -5,000 persons today vis
ited the Lauriel ditch In the Cabanas fort
ress, where so many Cuban patriots were
shot by the Spaniards. The day had been
selected for a pilgrimage there and many
prayers wre offered for the victims of
Spanish persecution. A memorial tablet
will be erected in the wall against which
the prisoners were executed.
The Association of Catholic Women met
today at the residence of Countess Fernan
dlna and agreed to appoint a committee to
ask Archbishop Chapelle, Apostolic Dele
gate to Cuba, to name immediately a Cuban
Bishop in place of Bishop Santander, who
will sail for Spain on November 10. They
will recommend the appointment of Louis
Moustelier, of Santiago de Cuba, who was
deported during both wars. The associa
tion and Gen. Maximo Gomez have tele
graphed to Senor Quesada. the Cuban rep
resentative at Washington, asking him to
use his influence with Archbishop Chapelle
in favor of Moustelier.
STOEMS IN CUBA.
The Rain and Wind Work Havoc In
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Oct. 29. Contin
uous heavy rains and winds for four days
have done extensive damage throughout
this province. Many of tho smaller houses
have been destroyed and a number of
streets in the city have been undermined.
The storm, which came from the south
east, has been of unusual violence. It Is
reported here today that several Haitian
and Jamaica schooners have been lost on
the east coast. Steamers In the harbor
have been unable to land their cargoes.
The Ward liner has been delayed since
Thursday. The storm has practically
forced a suspension of business. The va
rious military camps have suffered from
the cyclonic wind. The lower portions of
the city are inundated. The provincial tel
egraph lines are down. The prospect to
night is threatening.
A Former Congressman Bnnkrupt.
TRENTON, N. J., Oct. 29. Former Con
gressman James N. Pidcock, of White
House, N. J., who failed a few years ago,
has filed a petition in the United States
District Court to take advantage of the
national bankrupt law. Mr. Pidcock gave
a schedule of his liabilities aggregating
$853,000, and says he has no assets.
I.OO to Richmond and Return fi.OO
via. I'euns) Ivauia Railroad.
Account OW Dominion Fair and Tournament
ami launching of the torpedo boat Shubriek,
tickets will Ik- sold October 90, 81, November 1
and 2, B.d to return until November 4, at ?4.00
for round trip, including admission to Fair.
F. Lihhcy A. Co. fiubtc prices deliver
ed to any It. It. station out of town. Cth and N.
EVACUATION OF DUNDEE
A Scene of Panic and Disorder De
scribe:! by an Eve-Wilncss.
The British Ctimp Shelled From Two
l'osiiidii.s General Yule With
draws "Without a Shot Hospital
ami Stores Abandoned Flight of
the Inhabitants The Iloer.s i: liter.
LONDON, Oct. 29. A correspondent of
the Central News who witnessed the evac-
' uation of Dundee by the British under Gen
eral Yule, and who remained in town and
I was taken prisoner by the Boers, but who
J was subsequently released, sends the fol
1 lowing additional details of the abandon
' ment of the place: "Early Sunday even
j ing the Boers shelled the British camp
from batteries In two positions. The Brlt
' ish retired out of range as quickly as pos
sible, abandoning the hospital and a great
quantity of stores. The townsfolk there
upon became panic-stricken and took to
j flight. They left the place on horseback
and afoot, making their way through the
pitch darkness and heavy rain to Keker's
' Farm and Rowan's Farm, several miles
I south of Dundee. News reached Keker's
Farm that General Yule had urged instant
' retreat to Ladysmith as the Boers sur
rounded Dundee. Then ensued a pitiable
panic. Three hundred persons, including
women and children, plodded all night in
the heavy rain over the sodden veldt. Some
took refuge for part of the night in a Kaf
fir kraal. The rest went on to Umsinga,
Greytown, and Pietermaritzburg, to which
places they were followed by those who
had sought refuge in the kraal. The refu
gees at Rowan's Farm had not been heard
of Monday morning. The few persons who
had remained in Dundee were startled
when they found that the troops had gone
and they fled hurriedly.
The Boer's were swarming on the sur
rounding hills, especially Smith's Hill, en
which they had been defeated Friday.
They commenced shelling the hospital,
from which a party with a flag of truce
went and told Commandant Erasmu3 that
British and Boer wounded were in the
building. Commandant Erasmus express
ed regret for shelling the place, and im
mediately ordered the firing to cease. He
said he had mistaken the Indian hospital
attendants for soldiers.
At 10 o'clock a large number of Boer
soldiers entered the town and there was
a riotous scene. Then a more disciplined
contingent entered and planted the Trpnsi
vaaaf flag on the court house. They in
formed the few inhabitants that they
would not be molested, adding that the
Boors only needed provisions, but needed
them badly. Subsequently there was a
wild scene of looting. The stores were all
broken into, the Boers taking the rno3t
incongruous mixture of plunder, ladies'
clothing, parasols, etc. One burgher, in ad
dition to a load of articles of every con
ceivable variety, succeeded in tying a bi
cycle In front of him on his pony. All took
a couple of bottles of liquor, which many of
the Boors used over-freely. It was OAing
to this fact that the correspondent, -who
had been arrested, managed to get away,
his guard who had taken him outside the
town becoming drunk. The correspondent
returned to Dundee to see the finish of the
By Tuesday they had appointed a town
guard. The patrols punished ihe Kaffirs
who had presumed to join in the looting.
A proclamation was issued promising safe
ty to those who remained and generally
speaking the Boers were well conducted.
The correspondent saw the funeral of Gen
eral Symoas. He was buried without a
coffin, the body being wrapped in a union
1 jack. Meanwhile Gen. Lucas Meyer was
informed of the turn of events and he re
turned with the Boers who had been de
feated on Friday to re-enforce Command
ant Erasmus. In the afternoon the Boers
entered the town in larger numbers, and
securing more liquor they became excited
and quarrelsome. Some paraded the streets
singing "We Are Soldiers of the Queen,"
a popular song among the British troops.
The correspondent then obtained Com
mandant Bothe's permit to go free. He left
Thursday and reached Ladysmith Saturday.
He says that while among the enemy he
learned that many of them were returning
to their homes, having become tired of the
campaign, which was not like what they
expected. It is noticeable that this corre
spondent, who was the only one present
when the Boers captured the town, makes
no mention of the brutal shooting down of
the town guard reported by other cor
respondents miles from the scene.
General White, commanding the British
troops in Natal, telegraphs the War Office
that the Boer losses at Dundee were 500
killed and wounded. Three of the ene
my's guns were disabled.
HEENANDEZ'S BOLD MOVE.
The General Lent cs Caracas to Join
Lima and Acu.stn.
CARACAS. Venezuela, Oct 29. Gen.
Jose Manuel Hernandez, the Mocho leader
of the Nationalists, who was recently re
leased by General Castro, the successful
revolutionary leader, and offered a port
folio In the Cabinet, left last night with
several hundred followers to join the
armies formed by Lieutenant Generals
Lima and Acosta, near Valencia. This
move has caused astonishment and in some
quarters consternation. The general Gov
ernment is sending trcops under command
of General Mendoza in pursuit of him.
THE OPEN-DOOB POLICY.
An Alleged American and British
l' lid erst muling.
LONDON, Oct. 29. The Central News
says there is a definite understanding be
tween Great Britain, the United States,
and China regarding the Anglo-Saxon pol
icy in tho Far East, and that the Chinese
Government has received an assurance that
the British and Americans will maintain
tho policy of the open door. Negotiations
affecting details on this principle are, ac
cording to tho Central News, proceeding
between Pekin, Washington, and London.
New bulldiiifr for the Deputies.
ROME, Oct. 29. The chamber occupied
by the Deputies threatens to collapse and
another building is being sought for the
occupancy of the Lower House when the
Parliament session is resumed.
Slight Hope for Delia Fox.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. Dr. Herbert Con
stable, who is attending Delia Fox, the
comic opera siuger, issued this bulletin
Jonlght at her home, on East Fifty-sixth
Streot: "Miss Fox continues to hold her
own. No immediate danger of duth. In
fact, there Is just a faint ray of hope."
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AGT7INALDO IN RETB-EAT.
The Cahnuafnnu Forces Slowly Fol
lowing the Rebels.
MANILA, Oct. 30.-11:15 a. m. A ma
jority of the refugees report that Aguin
aldo is moving to Bayambang with two
thousand men instead of 'attacking General
Young. The Cabanatuan forces are slowly
following him while ho is retreating to
Aliza. The gunboat Laguna de Bay re
mains at Santa Rosa. Thd Rio Grande is
falling slightly and hinders the transport
service, which is now depending on mules
and cariboos. Yesterday Bell paid his
weekly visit to Labao, which was stub
bornly defended. He finally routed tho
j rebels and chased them over the hills,
killing many, but losing two officers and
, four men wounded. The Thirty-second
Regiment Is now disembarking.
THE BERKLEY TBAGEDY.
The Father's FccHnun Mollified by
Statements of Kappa Alphans.
GENEVA, N. Y., Oct. 29. The remains
of Edward Fairfax Berkley, of St. Lojis,
the Cornell freshman, who was drowned
nenr this city on Friday aftornocn as a re
sult of "horse play" preliminary to his
initiation into Kappa Alpha FraternLy,
were forwarded to St. Louis for inter-
I menrthls evening. They were accomplish
ed by several members of Cornell Chapter
of Kappa Alpha. Edward F. Berkley,
! father of the deceased student, arrived
in this city at 9:35 this morning. He wa3
, met at Buffalo by S. C. Reynolds, of St.
j Louis, who was young Berkley's room
; mate at Cornell. When they arrived in
this city they were driven to the residence
of S. H. Hammond, in Jay Street, whero
the remains of young Berkley had been
taken. Mr. Berkley was under a great
mental and physical strain and permis
sion to see him was refused recorters.
j Mr. Reynolds said that at first Mr. Berk
ley was severe in his denunciation of the
fraternity whose desire for fun, he sail,
caused his son's death, but Cornell mem
bers of Kappa Alpha had explained every
detail of the accident to Mr. Berkley and
he was feeling easier.
"We do not think it deeirablo to have
Mr. Berkley questioned on the matter at
this time," said Mr. Reynolds, "as it
would only unduly excite him."
The despatch from St. Louis in whi;h
Mr. Berkley says that his son was murder
ed and that he would bring the murd?rer
to justice was shown to Mr. Reynolds.
After he had read it he said"
"I believe Mr. Berkley's ideas have
changed to some extent. ' We do not know
what he will do. If ho deaides to take
nny steps we will give him all possible
Mrs. Berkley was visiting In Brooklyn
when the news reached her of her son's
death. She was prostrated with grief, and
is reported In a critical condition. Mr.
Berkley left for her bedside at 8:05 thi3
TWO MEN LOST.
A Lnkc Squiill Sweeps Them From n
TOLEDO,' 6hio, Oct. 29. The sqhooner
W." H. Rounds, Capt. George "Williams,
which arrived here this morning- from Buf
falo, reports the loss of Mate Jamee
Crockett and Seaman James MecKelzie in
a fierce blow which the, ship encountered
about fifteen miles from Eau Point, Canada,
yesterday morning. Captain Williams says
the blow came on with terrific force, just
about dawn, and before sail could be taken
in the larger of his two boats was lost by
the waves that swpet the deck. The men
who were lost were taking in the mizzen
sail, and were swept awar before aid
could be given them. There were only five
on board, and the captain says that it would
have been certain death to have put out in
his little boat to attempt a rescue, oven if
he could have located the lost men. The
men all shipped from this city.
THE KENTUCKY SITUATION.
Three Thousand Kxtra Policemen In
Louisville on Election Day.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 29. The political
leaders conducting- the campaign in Ken
tucky did not have much rest today. Moat
of them spent the day in this city and
many conferences were held and much
planning done. Republican and Demo
cratic managers alike were here, and it
hac been settled definitely that tho several
parties are to conduct the battle from now
on f lorn this city. The most sensational
development of the day was the an
nouncement that Mayor Charles P. Weaver,
of this city, is to swear in 3,000 extra
police for duty in Louisville on election
Efforts are boing made to work up. a
sentiment in favor ot making November
7 a general holiday In Louisville so that
every voter may get to the polls. The
mayor says he expects an unusually large
number of police to be necessary to pre
serve order on election day, and thus jus
tifies his determination to make the addi
COST IN THE MAINE WOODS.
Two Hundred Men Search in Vain
for a Lost Ilniiter.
BEMIS, Me., Oct. 29. Two hundred men
who came by special train from Rumford
Falls and Rangeley Lakes joined today in
the search for Richard M. Knight, the
young hunter from Boothbay Harbor who
was lost in the woods last Tuesday. A
tract ten miles square was traveled over,
but no trace of him was found. His com
panion, Arthur Wilson, who became sep
arated from Knight the day they went into
the woods, succumbed to nervous exhaus
tion today and is in a precarious condition.
YELLOW EEVEB'S PBOGBESS.
New.. Cases Reported at .Ufa mi and
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 29. Last
night Miami reported five new cases of
yellow fever. Today five more cases are
reported from there. This shows that tht
place Is thoroughly Infected. All the cases
are of a mild type.
Last night Key West reported two new
cases and one death. Tonight's report from
there is two new cases.
Surgeon General Wyman yesterday re
ceived two yellow fever reports, one from
Miami, Fla., and the other from Key West
of the same State. There were eight new
cases In the former city on Saturdny, and
in the latter ou the same date two new
cafaes and one death.
The Trial of Hie OrHIlns.
MANCHESTER, Ky., Oct. 29. Both fac
tions in the Griffin-PhilDOt feud are still
1 here armed to the teeth. Several of the
Griffins Indicted by the grand jury have
given bond. Judge Eversolc. who claimed
j sickness In his family at London prevented
his being present in person to conduct
the trial, says he will be on hand Monday
to try the Griffins. The people are angry
over the report that three companies of
State guards are Jo be brought here. Foui
attorneys have been engaged to try the
Griffins, and unless their cases be sent to
some other county for trial the leaders
will doubtless be convicted.
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Official Statement From Tamr.nny
Hall to New York Voters.
A'icions and Indefensible Records At
tributed to Leaders of the Opposi
tion Charged AVItli Uiifcratefully
Defaming the City Mnzvt Com
mittee Methods Also Condemned.
NEW YORK. Oct. 29. The executive
committee of Tammany Hall tonight gave
out a statement in part as follows: "In
this campaign the Republican managers,
finding their own records so vicious and
indefensible, are compelled to utterly
ignore the proper subjects of political dis
cussion and resort to the most shameless
and ungrateful defamation of our proud
city, and to dishonest, vindictive and
gross abuse of its officials and citizens. No
such political dodge can succeed. The
people will not be distracted or deceived
by unblushing misrepresentations issuing
from those who have degraded what was
once the great Republican organization to
the low level ot a silent but sharing part
ner in the political jobbing concern of
Tracy, Boardman & Piatt. The vilifica
tion of our city through the medium of the
discredited Mazet committee will not dis
turb public confidence in the municipal
government nor diminish the honorable
record of any ot its departments. The peo
ple understand the motive that prompted
the appointment of the committee, consti
tuted in its majority of pliable partisan
tools of Piatt and his partners. The rec
ords of the last session of the Legislature
furnish the explanation of both its crea
tion and purpose."
The statement then criticises the Astoria
gas bill and proceeds: "It was on y after
this infamous scheme, successful in the
assembly, had been defeated in the Senate
by the unanimous vote of the Derao-rtic
Senators that Tracy, Boardman & Piatt,
in revenge for the loss of the enormoas
contingent fee which had been promised
them in tho event of success, dexanded
that there should be opened some avenue
through which their venom and malice
against the city officials and political lead
ers responsible for their great disappoint
ment should find an outkt. And so the
appointment of a commlttae was decre:d
and Mazet, the roost ardent supporter and
only open advocate of the 'grab' in the
Assembly, was placed at its head, not in
response to any public sentiment, not at
the request of a single one of the many
organizations in the city, not for the
achievement of any laudable or legitimate
rurpose, nor for the attainment of any
desirable end, but simply as a warning
that when the perqulsities of this law firm
were interfered with at home or abroad
tho strength and influence of what was
onco the Republican organization, but
what is now only Piatt's machine, would
be directed against the offending parties.
"It is not to be wondered at that a rom-
j mlltee thus constituted has. from the very
Deginmng, Deen uiscreuiteu uy uotn press
and public, and for the same reason its
disreputable, arrogant, and insulting meth
ods have created no surprise."
Of Mayor Van Wyck and his appointees
the statement says: "They are to be con
gratulated that they have incurred the
malignant enmity of such a committee and
its incapable and overpaid counsel. Tne
city administration needs no defence
against attacks inspired by political de
pravity.!' The statement concludes as follows: "On
election day the voters. In clear and un
mistakable tones, will pronounce for Dem
ocratic triumph over the dishonest com
bination, which, to hide its own shame,
and after sacrificing all political principle
to a misguided and ineffectual expediency,
now seeks to avoid by the most unworthy
methods, the condemnation which its pub
lic record demands. No attempt to divide
the Democratic party on the eve of a
Presidential election can succeed. No at
tempt to divide the liberty-loving citizens
of this metropolis in asserting their civic
pride should be successful."
BEFTJBLICAN HOPES FADING.
Croker's Claims Cause Gloom in the
New York Cam p.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. Lemuel E. Quigg,
President of the Republican county com
mittee, is doing his best to encourage the
Republican district leaders to take a cheer
ful view of the political situation in the
boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, but
there are many evidences that be is not
meeting with striking success. In spite of
the coalition with the Citizens' Union and
the independent labor party, and notwith
standing the fact that u legislative investi
gating committee has been searching for
campaign material all summer with all the
power of the State at its back, the leaders
generally expect to lose ground.
Some of them are gloomily convinced that
Richard Croker's boast of a clean sweep in
New York county is very near the truth.
Others hope to rescue three or four districts
in the Republican strongholds. The general
feeling, however, is in marked contrast with
the businesslike confidence of the leaders In
the districts outside the city.
That there is much dissatisfaction among
the men who usually vote the Republican
ticket is frankly admitted. Some of it is
the outgrowth of hostility to fusion with
the independents, and some 1 the result of
hostility to the present management ol
the local organization. For these and other
causes, many Republicans have failed to
register and many will decline to vote
There is not a Republican district leader
in the city who is not trembling for the
safety of his district, and the minority
party, which usually assumes the offensive
Is being forced to fight hard to retain
the little that it has been able to call its
own in the county.
Senator Piatt, Chairman Odell, of the Re
publican State committee, and Mr. Quigg
had a talk in regard to the situation yester
day in Republican State headquarters, and
it was scarcely "cheerful. Mr. Quigg after
ward declined to make any prediction aa
to the local result. Of the Nineteenth dis
trict, where Assemblyman Mnzet is fighting
for his political life, he said that the Re
publicans would carry it by 1,500 plurality,
or more than twice the margin that Mazsi
received last year. Mr. Quigg declared that
tho Democrats were boasting that they had
colonized 1,000 Democratic thirty-day
voters in the district.
"We have made a careful examination ol
tho registry list," said he, "and we have
found only 435 thirty-tiny men. They will
not vote. Some time before election day wo
shall make public a list of their real names
and addresses and warrants will be Issued.
I do not think that many of them will
care to turn a misdemeanor into a felony
by offering to vote."
It was stated on authority almost official
that Senator Piatt and Chairman Odell ad
vised Mr. Quigg that his controversy with
Mr. Croker in the newspapers ought to be
There will be fusion meetings In Cooper
Union this week on Tuesday and Wednes
day nights. That of Tuesday night will be
F. i,ilhej- A- Co. sell Hoards S?t.:tr;
rr 100 feet. Debt N. C. boards. Cth and N. Y.
under the direction of the labor party.
The other wfll be conducted by the Re
publican Club. Chauncey M. Depew will
preside and Seth Low will speak.
Louis C. Whlton, the fusion candidate fot
judge of the municipal court in the Tenth
district, has offered to debats the question
of the freedom of the judiciary with Tfcoauu
E. Murray, his Tammany opponent.
THE EIGHT IN OHIO.
Republicans Attack Mr. Me-
Lcnn'x Newspaper Personals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Oct. . All the in
dications tonight are that the final work
of the Ohio campaign will be bitter in tha
extreme. The Republican campaigners
have now begun to attack Mr. McLean's
newspaper. Tonight thousands of circu
lars have been sent throughout tha State
of Ohio, which bitterly attack Mr. Mc
Lean for allowing the publication In hi3
paper of a certain class of "personal" ad
vertisements. This remarkable campaign document is
an attempt to offset the interview with
Senator Sherman printed in the "En
quirer," in which he asserted that Senator
Hanna was injuring Judge Nash's chances
of success. Mr. McLean's newspaper has
also stirred up the Republican managers
by publishing interviews with Carl
Schurz and Oswald Ottendorfer denounc
ing the Administration's policy in the
Philippines. This Is expected to bj of
considerable influence with ths German
vote, which each side is anxlo-sly watch
ing. There have been some bets offer e J
lately by the Republican campaigners o'
2 to 1 that Mr. Nash would win. These
have been readily taken.
Tht. f.hiof nofi r ,-. ti.,uu.. .
fldence Is the registration flgares. The
registration of this year exceeds tbat o?
any previous year In the history of the
fbff tW,Uh ,th1 excef I!96- hen
Ll k J 4? iUVTd y0mUhe n,,,10n
mark. Ohio is a Republican State, and a
largo registration hitherto has always
meant a Republican victory. The regis
tration figures show an average increase
over last year's registration cf 10 9-10 per
cent in five cities in 1SS. when they gave,
an aggregate Republican plurality of
24,530. There was general registration in
only Ave cities. The aggregate vote of
these cities in 18S was 158,337. while the
total registration this year shows that
nearly 41.000 voters registered this year
wno aia not vote mt year. Indicating a ' V-Ul- ",vaa x- noa8r. truia a
livelier interest and much heavier vote in . t",er; Lieut. Col. J. W. Clous, deputy
these cities, which are normally Repub- J" advocate general; Col. Peter D.
lican by an average aggregate plurality of Vroom. iaasectar general; Lieut. Col. Tully
25.0Q0 to 35,000. If the registration In these I McCrea, Fifth Artillery; Lieut. Col. Carl
localities i3 a criterion of the vote through- ,' A. Woodruff, Seventh Artillery; Lieut. Col.
out the State, and it is so regarded, the John R- Myrick, Second Artillery; Majer
Increase will be SS.500 approximately, in- . J. B. Barnack, Fifth Artillery, aad CapC
dlcatlng a total vote In the State of B. K. Roberts, Fifth Artillery. Tha effla
S73.60O as compared with 733,169 last year, bearers were eight artillery sergeants ftom
But it is believed that the vote this year Governor's Island. General Merritt detailed
In the State will reach 325,000. The rea- j Lieut. T. B. Mott an aide-de-camp to ae
son for this is that land appraisers are company the body to WasMagtoa.
to be chosen In each, township in. all I The funeral imMMmifi hr - m.
counties except Cuyahoga and Hamilton,
which will have the effect of bringing out
the country vote almost to a man.
THE CLOSING "WEEK.
Both Parties In Aclirnska. "Vnj?Infr
a Desperate Kllit.
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 29. Preparations
are completed by both parties in Nebraska
for the most notable week in a political
way the State has ever experienced. Sat
urday closes the campaign in the State.
and during the next seven days nothing
will be left undone by either side to make
the political pot boil with energy. Colonel
Bryan starts from Holdrldge in the morn
ing at sunrise with another special train.
accompanied by a large number of fusion
leaders. They propose to carry on a very
enthusiastic campaign during the week,
using many brass bands for the occasion.
The Republicans are not losing a single
opportunity to arouse their followers.
The Assistant Secretary of War, George ;
Meiklejohn; United States Senators Thurs-
ton ana mywaru, John L. Webster, and a
large number of other campaigners of abil-
ity are in the State and will deliver
speeches daily during the entire week.
The leaders on both sides express the
utmost satisfnotirtn t tha aitiioH Tho
fusion forces received, it Is commonly said,
?10O,0OO from Tammany Hall last week,
though they refuse to admit the contribn-
tion is so large. It is a fact, however, that
considerable monev has hen wnt into ths.
State. On the other hand, the Republican
National Committee has sent a substantial
sum into Nebraska.
Colonel Bryan tonight is urging the
managers of the fusion force3 to direct all
effort from now on to looking after the
stay at homes on the fusion side. He says
that is what he is afraid of.
THE BrAKYXAJTD OUTLOOK.
The Chnnoes Favor the Democrats,
"With ii Close Vote.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 29. The political
outlook in this city and the State of Mary
land is very difficult to forecast. One week
ago the most careful observer would have
been forced to say that things political
were tending surely to Democratic suc.
cess at the polls In November, and at
that time the managers of the Republican
campaign were shaking in their shoes.
But during the past week some hard licks
have been put in for the Republican State
ticket, and not without results in th wav
of influencing votes. Republicans, in con
sequence of reports received from all ever
the State, are more hopeful than for some
There is no doubt that if the election
were to . take place next Tuesday John
Walter Smith, the Democratic candidate
for Governor, would surely be elected, and
with him his associates on the ticket. The
House of Delegates would be controlled
by the Democrats, and they would come
S e!.n.8 IlJJ ?.?
Jiaio jcubic. it " iciiraumini mm.
of the senators holding over eight are
Republicans and four are Democrats.
Fourteen are to be chosen, and of these
tho Republicans need only six to gain
control, while the Democrats must elect
ten. At least five of the counties in which
senators are to be chosen are doubtful,
and hence an accurate forecast Is out of
The Republicans have organised a
"sound money Democratic association,"
which is composed of about forty capi
talists, brokers, and lawyers, who elaim
that a Democratic victory this year would
mean much for Colonel Bryan next year
should he be the Democratic candidate fcr
President. This movement is headed by
Mr. John K. Cowen. President of the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, and Postmaster
S. Davies Warfield. Indeed, these two
gentlemen are practically directing the
campaign for the Republican party.
The Democrats, however, are now en
gaged in neutralizing the effect produced,
with apparent success. During the last
week they have secured the signatures to
a paper endorsing the Democratic ticket of
nearly every president of a trust company
and bank who is a Democrat. They have
also obtained a letter from the president
of the Reform League commending their
In the counties the Democrats are in
much better shape than the Republicans.
Patronage has Injured the Republicans, la
that it developed a number of disappointed
olficeseekers. who are causing trouble.
Since Governor Roosevelt's tour through
the State the chances of the Republicans
have considerably improved, and the Dem
ocrats are confessedly afraid of the last
week of the campaign.
On rockers and juirtor Ubte. W. D. Moms &
Sods, F Stret, corntr 11th.
F. L.ililcy fc Co. keep Iien itorks
nil kinds lumber and null uurk. ttU and N. Y.
YBTBRANB STAID BOARD
General Henry's Itenwins Lie in.
State at St. John's Ckurcli.
Tlie Body Eteortcd to the Horry la
New Yrk by a Rrisrade ot the Na
tional Guard flrlr Sorvlaen at the
ITtMMe Where H IHod The Arrival
Here A 3Iittiry IfHneral Today..
JOTW YORK. Oct .-Taa of
Brig. Geo. Gay V. Henry was taken to
Washington today tor the military funeral,
which is to be held tomorrow, previses to
the interment in the aattoaai cemetery at
Arlington. It was escorted from the house,,
where General Henry di. at 13 Madison
Avenue, by a- Brigade of the National
Guard of this State ia a laanner befttUag.
toe rank of Uie dead toMter. Although
General Henry was bora at a aulitajy post
in the Indian Territory aotf had been coa
tinuously ia the Army since he waa grad
uated from West Point, in 1M1. he had
been for years a New Yorker, and had
particularly endeared himself to many
members of ths National Guard. He had
been an instructor to the Seventh Regi
ment, and as soon as it became apparent
""" " wwvri " ue noroca wr ms
I W. . . I J i. - .j 0 it
bod'' here' Colonel A r pie too ofeiei the
. services of his regiment and Gen. Geor.e
Moore Smith offeied the scrvi.es of tita
! entire First Brigade, making the escort
" brigadier general ia enali to.
To Capt. David WLson's so.ond battery
fell the hocor of carrying the body.
ft had been intended at first that the pan
bearers should be selected from among Gen
eral Heary's personal f needs, aad ColonaC
Appleton and others were to AH thee
places, but It waa decided later that thsu
honor and tbat of bearing the body should
fall to official representatives of the De
partment of the Baat. awl General Mer-
. riu "tea the following as pallbearer:
der the direction of Lieut- Peter Txaofci of
the First Cavalry, who bad been an aide-de-camp
to General Henry. At 10 o'clock
the Seventh, the Sixty-ninth, and Seventy
first regiments and the Second Battery as
sembled in their armories, aad soon after
they marched to the neighborhood of the
house. The Seventh tamed out l.OOt
j strong, and having the right of way, were
formed ia parade front along Madison Ave-
true in two battalions, the centra facing
the house. Nest to them stood the Seven
ty-first, and in Twenty-sixth Street stood
the Sixty-ninth. The battery, which was
to lead the march, was ia Thirty-first
Street. The whole military: contingent;
regulars and ail. were in full dress uni
form. At 11 o'clock all was m readiness and
waiting for the end of the simple funeral
services in the parlor of the bouse where
the body lay in a black cloth-covered
coffin, draped in an American flag and
partly surrounded by flowers. Besides tha
pallbearers there were in the room lestt
than a score of persons. Among these were
General Webb, Col. W. C. Church. Gen. Ji
Pattfr?on; Ma.jor G3- m Captain
Hills and Major Warner, part of a dele
gation of the Loyal Legion, who were to
accompany the body to Washington. Mrs.
enry, aer son. afcion, ana ner oaugmer.
j "- Bmra. stood beside the con while
i . Rfr- Jbn Huske of St Thomas
I ! J01 9erice, ?e Bptsccpjl
Church. While he read bugle notes were
"". "uwtuw. - "' a uut
utes after Mrs. Henry had bidden fare
well to her dead, the battery was in posi
tion, in the avenue, and tha caisson to
carry the body was is front of the door.
The eight sergeants bore the coma to toe
caisson, toot their places on root, roue
"d four beside it. the mourners entered
carriages and the procession moved.
The line of march jras- down Madisoa
Avenue to Twenty-sixth Street, thence to
Fifth Avenue, to Twenty-fourth Street, aai
down that street to ttv ferry. Every regi
ment had out a full band and these played
funeral music throughout the march.
Crowds defied the ram. watched the smer
raoving column, and stood uncovered as
the veteran of two wars was borne past
' on ni3 tast Journey. When the head of tha
' m""T procession rcacaea me xerry
i batteir with its ponderous armament swef
' "! P the north
aBd column with its head by the
I '" nouse' ? "le lmf ,nf"r ,a4f
mIlf lons- orm'L8S, "?Lra',K
l ""y-'TV' "y w w r
I transferred from the caisson to a hearse
and carried aboard the waiting ferryboat
New Brunswick, whence it was phteed
aboard the train at the Peanayivaaia sta
tion in Jersey City en route for WasMsg'
ton. The remains of Gen. Guy Y. Henry ar
rived in Washington from New York at
6:15 o'clock last night over the Penn
sylvania Railroad. The casket ccntainteg
the body was at once takes front the train
i . c..mv w..i
corner of Sixteenth and H Streets north
west, by a battery of artillery frees the
Washington Barracks, under command ot
Major Jackson. At the church the casket
was placed at the foot of the chancel steps
where the body lay in state daring the
A guard of honor from Gen. Guy V.
Henry Garrison. No. 43, Regular and
Volunteer Army and Navy Union was bt
attendance during the night and had
charge of the remains. The guard was
composed as follows: Cojamander. Auguss
Valentine; Past Command r. Henry Millar;
Assistant Inspector General. G. W. Wash
ington; Senior Vice Commander. Lea
Blakey; Junior Vice Commander. Wash
ington Brown; Adjutant, W. L. Sdaards;
Paymaster. R. A. Tilghman. and Quarter
master, K. K. Pinhney. The oOeer at
the day was John R. Boxens; ofher of tho
guard. Thomas Hart; officer of the watch,
A large crowd was in waiting at the
church when the procession arrived, hat
no one was admitted during the night. The
casket was draped in a silk American
flag and was covered with floral tributes.
Among these were wreaths from tha Mili
tary Order of the Loyal Legion; Gen.
Guy V. Henry Garrison. Regular aad Vol
unteer Army and Navy Union, and Ransom
Post, G. A. R.. of St. Louis.
The funeral services will he held m th
church at 11 o'elock this morning. The
Rev. Dr. Alexander Mackay-Smjth wlij ofil
elate, and the obsequies will be attendee!
by several members of the Cfcbtnet and
other Government officials, and Ariay ami
Navy officers. The active pallbearers wil
consist ot six non-commissioned oncers
from Fort Myer. Detachments ot cavalry
from Fort Myer and artillery front the
Washington Barracks will escort tho re
mains to Arlington, whero they wttl le
F. I.lhbey fc Co. deliver promptly
fitin luwefel. wink others higher. 6th and X.