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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 113.
STANDING OF
THE PARTIES
Grosvenor's Figures Give
278 Electoral Votes to
McKiniey.
REASONABLY SURE OF
THIS NUMBER.
Thirty-Five More Are Counted
Upon and Sixty-Four Are
Doubtful.
BRYAN'S MANAGERS SUBMIT
ESTIMATES.
Claim the So'id West and South and
a Majority of the Central
States.
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept 20.— General
Grosvenor to-nigut gave out a table of es
timates of the probable result of the
Presidential election at the request of cer
tain members of tbe press in the East.
He said :
I have baen urged for several weeks to au
thorize the publication of a table of estimates
of the Presidential election and I have hesi
tated to do so because there was more or leas
uncertainty in regard to the result. Not that
tne re has ever been any uncertainty or doubt
in tbe Intelligent mind as to who would be
elected, but following the St Louis conven
tion and the nomination of Bryan and Sewall
by one faction of the Democratic party and
tbe substantial absorption of the Populist
party which succeeded that event there was
some uncertainty as to how a number of the
States would finally go, and this condition of
uncertainty has not yet entirely disappeared,
but the general drift of political events has
reached a point where I think I need not hesi
tate to point out substantially how the several
Stale.- will go.
The six New England States, with thirty-nine
electoral votes, will go to McKiniey, so I head
my table as follows: ~ : Vl.,
New England ..; 89 (Wisconsin... „ If
Newborn SB I.w« .. ............ IS
New Jersey ...'...'.... ' ,0 Minnesota ...... 9
Maryland 8 South Dakota ." i
Delaware : 8 Kentucky 13
Pennsylvania ........ 32 (.regon-- ■ . . ■ 4
West Viigtnla. 6 Washington. .......„' '4
0hi0. ....... »x\ California. „•.......:. 9
1ndiana.. ..•..•......;.; 15, •- " • ;
1111u0i5.. ......;... 84] T0ta1........ 278
Michigan.... ........ 14| ~.~".
Here is a total of 278 votes, or 54 more than
sufficient to elect, all of which are practically
sure lor McKiniey. 1 come to some States
which are still in doubt, but which, under the
high tide of Republican success now sweeping
over the country, will be almost sure to vote
for McKiniey— if not all of them, at least a
very large proportion of them, to wit: .
Kansas.:... :..... .10 Wy0ming......... 3
Nebraska 8 . . "
Norm Carolina .lj 'T0ta1.............' 35
North Bale ota 3 :
Here are thirty-five electoral votes, from
which McKmley will surely receive enough to
make good any accident that may befall the
total of 278. Of the remaining States:
.Louisiana. 8 Virginia 12
T- n ; -tee 12
Missouri > 17 Total 64
Texas 16
Are one or more of them within the line of
possibility, I might almost say reasonable
probability? I concede to Bryan and Watson,
or Bryan and Sew<ill, or Bryan and whoever it
may be at the right time:
Alabama. VI. ..'.ll ! Mississippi. 9
vy^nnKas.. . 8 : Montana 3
Murado 4! Nevada . 8
Florida 4 mi v Carolina 9
Georgia.'.:...:.; IS Utah .' a
Idftbu 3
These are practically sure for tbe opposition,
althouch there may be a possible dispute even
along that line.
I put my estimate upon the facts within my
own per.-onal knowledge of the rapid and
mighty change in public sentiment that has
been going on ever since the actual campaign
of 1896 began. I belieTe that the vote of
Arkansas, to which our oppouentß are point
ing with pride, is more significant of comine
results in the Middle and Western States than
is even the magnificent victory in Maine. The
fact that a State like Arkansas, with the enar
acter of whose elections we have Decome bo
familiar, exhibited such a splendid increase of
Republican votes and such a significant de
crease of Democratic votes is in the highest
degree important, and a relative increase of
Republican votes in the other State* in the
Middle and West would give practically n
BoHd vote. No sensible man can snut his eyes
to the fact that tbe KcKinley tide has been
rising since about the Ist of August, and that
the ratio of its increasing power grows greater
every day.
The entire campaign is suggestive of 1872,
when In July and August there was a grave
apprehension that Oreeley might be elected.
Y*t in November he was overwhelmingly and
disastrous. y defeated.
I may add in this connection that estimate*
and prophetic utterance* of our opponents
may be well illustrated by the situation in
Ohio. During my recent trip to the Ehsi I
found scores of Republicans who were
anxiously inquiring If Ohio would be cp.rried
by McKiniey, and scores of Democrats who
Insisted thnt their information left no possibil
ity of doubt of McKlnley's defeat in his native
State. I even saw attributed io Chairman Jones
of Arkansas ihe suggestion that Ohio was confi
dently relied U).on as a Bryan State. Since my
return I have advices from every Congres
sional district in tbe State, and I predict with
confidence that lam willing to maintain at
any hazard thai McKiniey will have more than
100,000 majority in Ohio, and that he will
carry as Muuqr Congressional dtsuicts as we
did in 1894, and in no event will we lose more
than one district.
OF THE BRYANITES.
l/oubt/ul f>falet Claimed by the Silver
Democracy Manager:
CHICAGO, 1n.., Sept. 20.— 8 peaking of
tbe l>emocra!io-Fopuiist organization in
the West and Sontli and the present out
look for Bryan getting enough electoral |
voted to win, J. G. Johnson of Kansas, a
member of the National Compaign Com
mittee at Western Democratic headquart
ers, said to-day to a reporter for the United
Associated Presses:
"When Senator Jones and his associates
began the headquarters work of this cam
paign a line was drawn around a certain
number of States which could be depended
nj.on to cast their electoral voles for Mr.
Bryan; Then a few more States which
we could not be sure of were ad'ied. mak
ing the tota! vote more than enough to
elect our man. In this latter class of
The San Francisco Call
States the silver sentiment tins been
hardening steadily, and the results of our
organization work to date give no indica
tion that McKiuley can carry any of the
States we are concentrating our work
upon. I would not like to name these
States, because it would Jeave the impres
sion in some minds that we had cast off
certain States not included, and which are
not lost to Mr. Bryan by any means.
"It is only necessary foi us to carry two
big Western States, such as Minnesota,
Indiana, lowa or Illinois, to turn the elec
toral vote to Mr. Bryan. For my State,
old and experienced politicians in touch
with the work and sentiment in every
township say that if Bryan carries Kansas
it will not be by less than 20,000 majority,
i see Missouri is claimed by the Republi
cans We learn the gold Democrats are
going to vote for Palmer and the Popu
lists are united in support of our ticket.
Then Mr. Kerens comes to the Republican
headquarters and tells Mr. Hanna the
State is crone. That is a fair illustration
of bow things have been going with us
since we came here. Notwithstanding
what General Grosvenor says, we stand
as good a chance of carrying Ohio or Illi
nois. Captain McCon vilie of oar speakers
department tells me that by October 15 we
will have the enemy in as close a corner as
they ever were in their lives, and he knows
something about the State.
"In Michigan there is the strongest com
bination possible working for Mr. Bryan's
success. The party is thoroughly united
and we have the benefit of Republican
defections, which amount to thousands.
Only twice in the last sixteen years have
the Republicans at their best had 50 per
cent of the total vo.e of Michigan, and
within the last twenty days it has become
practically certain a Bryan State. In Illi
nois the reliable party workers in every
section outside of Cook County have com
piled their estimates and . say that Mr.
Bryan will come to t.e Despiaines River
with 40,000 majority. The vote in Cook
County, which is two-filths of the total
Illinois vote, is an uncertain quantity, but
the conditions are favor able to Mr. Bryan
getting? a large majority of the votes. He
has the support of | the regular Democratic
party, which is splendidly oreanized by
precincts. He has the support of the Pop
ulist party and the support cf organized
labor in the county. There are known to
be. here twice 'as many Republicans who
will vote for Bryan as there are Demo
crats who will , vote against , him. The
army of idle men at present in this county
cannot .reasonably oe expected to vote in
November for a continuance of those con
ditions which have thrown them and sept
them out of employment.
"The Republicans have to win nearly
every trick that is in the tram ana we
don't. It is not extravagant to say that
Mr. Bryan will carry every Btate south of
the Ohio and Potomac and west of the,
Mississippi. That being true, any two
I States out of the' States north of the Ohio
River and east of the Mississippi will
elect him. Only in two -States,. South
Dakota and Oregon, are there Bryan and
Watson ; electoral* tickets, and 1 , they were
given under an agreement with the Demo
crats. There is no more danger of Bryan
losing Texas than there -is■> of his losing
Arkansas. Any man who thinks to the
contrary must be afflicted with McKiniey
insanity. The Southern men I have talked
with simply laugh at the idea of McKin
iey carrying Louisiana." .'<
♦ ■
FUSION CERTIFICATES FILED.
Kan*au Populists Depart From the Usual
'. ... Printed Form.
. TOPEKA, Kanb., Sept. 20.— nomi
nation certificates of the Populist National
and State tickets were filed in the office of
the ; Secretary of / State yesterday. The
documents depart from the usual printed
form, in that at the head of the certifi
cates of nomination for Presidential elec
tors appear these words, "Certificate of
nomination for Presidential electors of
the People's party, whose candidate for
President is William J. Bryan and for
; Vice- President Tnonias '-I.". Watson."
Then follows the entire list of Democratic
electors who are certified > to in the Demo
cratic nomination papers as being the ad
herents of William J. Bryan and Arthur
SewalL These electors were indorsed by
the regular Populist State Convention in
return for the Democratic indorsement of
the Populist State ticket.
A PLATINEM PARTY.
Bow. Two Knu) Yorker* Propone to Solve
the Money i Question.
CHICAGO, III 1 ., 1 Sept. 20.— Louis Lom
bard and R. E. Johnston of New York,
now at the Auditorium Annex, have is
•tied a manifesto in favor of what they
call the "Platinum party," advocating the
use of platinum for .coin. ■ They say the
metal is better than gold,' because it wears
longer; it represents 1 a greater value in a
small bulk; there is no fear of flooding the
country with cheap platinum, and the
standard of value cannot be artificially af
fected. . The founders of this > party- an
nounce . themselves as candidates for the
Presidency.
HISMARCK ON RIMETALLISM.
Thm Iron Chane-Ur.r Fnror* an Intern"
tional Agreement.
DALLAS, Tex.. Sept. 20— In a speech
last night Governor Culberson read cor
respondence between himself and Prince
Bismarck in relation to the financial ques
tion. Bismarck says this is the hour when it
would be advisable to bring about between
the nations chiefly engaged in the world's
commerce a mutual agreement in favor of
the establishment of bimetallism. He
thinks the United States is freer in its
movements than any other nation and
action here would influence an interna
tional agreement.
Mini Murray to Take. the Stump.
NISI SPRINGS. lowa, Sept, 20.— Miss
Minnie F. Murray, the 'woman in white"
who created such a sensation in the Chi
cago convention when Governor Boies was
nominated, will take the platform for
Bryan and Sewall, making her first address
in this city September 24
The Maine Landslide.
AUGUSTA, Mk., Sept. 20— The vote for
(iovcrnor and Congressman, as compiled
trom official re: urns, ?liows a plurality
for Powers of 48,377 and for Congressm an
ol 49,533.
Fell O"er a fliff.
. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Bept. 20.-A special
from Jiminez, Mexico, says: . Emil Reh
baugh, a German naturalist who has been
■•pending the summer in the Sierra Madre
Mountains, wen of liore, was killed by ac
cidentally foiling irom ~;a- cliff, and : his
body was', taken to Alia ta, from wbicii
point it wii^ be shipped to San Francisco
and thence to Germany.. , He was -widely.
known as a scientist in the United States
and Germany. , . )
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1896.
" THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN ONE WANTS TO BE ALONE"
CALIFORNIA FARMER: "How are you on protection, Mr. Bryan ?"
MINERS RIOTING
AT LEADVILLE
Coronado Mine Building
Blown Up With
Dynamite.
THE RUINS ARE FIRED
Governor Mclntyre Calls Out the
Entire State Militia to
Quell the Riot
A BATTLE WITH WINCHESTERS
An Early Morn in* Skirmish Between
Strikers and Guards at the
Coronado Works.
LEADVILLE, Colo., Bept. 21.— Shortly
alter midnight several heavy explosions
occurred at the Coronado mine. The ex
plosions were followed by many rifle shots
from the vicinity of tbe barricade surround
ing tbe mine, which are thought to have
been fired by an attacking force to cover
the retreat of the dynamiters in an attack
upon the works.
The shooting lasted about 10 minutes,
and has since been followed by desultory
firing.
A telephone message received from the
mine after the first explosions stated that
nobody inside the barricade had been
hurt. After receiving this message com
munication with the mine was interrupted
and has not yet been restored.
Another explosion, presumably of dy
namite, was heard after the break in the
telephone connection, which was followed
bp a bright blaze in ihe vicinity of the
mine.
The Fire Department and the loral mi
litia were hastily called out and hurritdto
tbe assistance of the besieged miners.
They found the works at the mine in a
blaze and when they attempted to turn on
the water to right the flames they were
ordered to desist by the attacking party.
Finaily they succeeded in getting connec
tion with other hydrants and turning, a
stream on the flames. Hardly had this
occurred when a series of explosions were
heard in the traction of the Emraett and
Marion mines, and it is suppose! that an
attack had been made on those working.
A later report from the Coronado mine
states that Fireman O'Keefe was fatally
shot while attempting to turn on the
water and that two unknown men are
dead.
The entire city is astir and thousands
are gathered near the Coronado works.
The Fire Department is now fighting the
names with fair prospects of success.
DENVER, Colo.. Sept. 21.— At the re
quest of Sheriff Neumann of Leadville
Governor Mclntyre at 2 o'clock this morn
ing ordered out tbe entire militia force of
the State to quell the riot in Leadville.
The troops from this city, two infantry
< ompanies and a battery, will reach Lead
ville by noon.
American Prisoner , Relented.
HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 29. —Captain-
General Weyler has ordered the release of
Alfredo Herp-andez HUghett, an American
citizen, who was arrested two we"eks ago.
His release is conditional upon his leaving
Cuba. Brenvido Sanchez, a rebel leader,
has been captured in Matanzaa. He is
wounded.
VENEZUELA ONCE MORE.
Official Memorandum ' That . May Lead
to -Further Controversy . t "; ;"' jV;
LONDON, 'Esq., Sept. 3).-Tq« Times
, will - tomorrow publish "a * memorandum
??Beno? ?Benor •Ro>s,- Venezuelan . M.nister
of Foreign Affairs, relative to Lord Salis
bury's note of November, 1895, to Secretary'
Oiney. B«nor;Roias, in an introductory
letter to Secretary Olney, claims that the
memorandum^ which was "published in
Atlanta, Ga., completely refutes ths ' posi
tions taken by Lord . Salisbury, in the
An klo- Venezuelan boundary dispute. The
Times ridicules the arguments set forth in
the memorandum, but admits that the
tone of the document is moderate.
ON THE WAT TO LEITH.
The Czar Leavet Copenhagen for Ilal
' *nornl Cattle,
COPENHAGEN, ; Denmark, . Sep." 20.—
The/visit of the Czar anil Czarina to tbe
King and Queen of Denmark ended to
day and tbeir imperial Majesties, accom
panied by the members of their suites,
started for Leith, whence they go to Bal
moral. According to the present pro- 1
gramme their Majesties will be the guests
of ; Queen Victoria for two weeks; after
which they will go to Paris.
■~ ' . ;'••' - — ♦ " ." — ' :
Itrilith Steamer Wrecked.
NASSAU, N. P., Sept. 20.— The British
steamer Viceroy, Captain Roldo, from
Philadelphia for Havana, with coal, way
■ wrecked on ti.e Island of Abaco on the
17th. She is a total loss. Her crew has
arrived here safely.
PERISH BY THE SWORD.
Slaughter ot Many Christians by
Moslem Fanatics at
Ehin.
Armenian Refugees, Released at Mar
seilles, Will He Sent to
America.
LONDON. Eng., Sept. 20.— The Daily
News will to-morrow publish a dispatch
from Constantinople saying that the
American legation in that city has re
ceived news from one of the American
consulates that a fresh massacre, in which
a large number of Christians were killed,
ha* taken place at Ehin, in the vilayet of
Karppot.
The Constantinople correspondent of
the Chronicle telegraphs that the Ylldiz
Kiosk, the re-idence of the Bultan, is sur
rounded by his Majesty's own troop?.
Many of these have become notoriously
disloyal since tbe Sultan introduced into
Constantinople the Hamidieh Cavalry,
which is composed of notorious Kurdish
thieves and assassins.
Tbe Daily News will to-morrow publish
a letter from Lady Henry Somerset, who
with Miss Frances E. WiJlard went to
Marseilles to aid the Armenian refugees
in that city. She says t'-e great desire of
tbe refugees is to so to America, from
which country came the educational im
pulse thnt opened a larger world to them.
She a«ks the Daily News to collect sub
scriptions to pay their pissage to the
United States, the sum necessary being
£6 each. She adds that Miss Willard has
a plan to find them work upon their ar
rivnl which will render them self-sup
porting.
MARSEILLES, France, Sept. 20.— The
Armenians who nia-le th»» r"»- 1 on the Im
perial Ottoman Bank nnd who were sub
sequently sent io tuis- „■ 'here they
wc-ie placed under arr*-.s .en re
lea-eu. Two o their kaiers hay •, bow
ever, been sent to Gt-iicva. au-i fifteen
others have been placed on * steamer
bound for Buenos Ayres.
THACHER OPPOSED
TO FREE COINAGE
New York Democrats Told
Where Their Leader
Stands
FAVORS ONE STANDARD.
Accepts the Ncmination for Gov
ernor to Keep His Party
Intact
HAS NOT CHANGED ONE IOTA.
Will Hake the Race for the Execu
tive Chair on State Issues
Only.
ALBANY, N. V., Sept. 20.— Mayor John
Boyd Tbacher to-night gare out the fol
lowing statement:
ALBAWT, N. V., Bept. 19. 1896.
Hon. El'iott Danforth, Chairman of the State
Democratic < ommittce. yew York City— Dear sir:
I am iniormed by the public press and by In
dividual delegates that the Democratic party
of tbe State, in convention assembled at
Buffalo on September 17, 1896, did me the
honor of naming me as its candidate for the
high office of Governor. I now learn that the
Slate • ommittee is to meet on Tuesday for the
purpose of appointing a committee to officially
notify me of that fact. It has seemed to me
due to your committee that Defore it takes
that step I should make a statement.
I cannot ask for the confidence and support
of the people of the State without frankly de
claring my position upon the financial issue
now agitating the puDlic. I stand to-day
where I stood in the month of June in the
presence of a convention of tne State Democ
racy. I have not changed an iota in my belief,
nor deviated a step in my course. Tbe com
mercial honor of this Nation is pledged to the
world, and the whole wor.d knows that the
Nation will maintain its honor.
I took part in the Btate convention which
sent delegates to represent the party in the
National Convention at Chicago. Those dele
gates by participation acquiesced in the action
of the National Convention in presenting can
didates for the offices of President and Vice-
Presidentof tbe United 3tates. The State Con
vention of the Democratic party has ratified
the nomination of UMm candidates. I have
learned from the fathers and in turn have en
deavored t<> teach that the Democratic party
is a vehicle to carry the will of tbe people into
effect. Such a vehicle is constructed with dif
ficulty, but is easily destroyed. Fail are now
and then to perform absolutely RatUfactory
service will not justify the utter destruction of
the vehicle. It was not constructed to bear
one bnrden, bnt many and various burdens.
When the financial burden is finally disposed
oi the people will «Uil employ the Democratic
party to support their purposes and to carry
them into effect. When they do thus employ
that party 1. for one, do not want it to be shat
tered and dismembered, but to be •trouy,
united and efficient.
Therefore I snail ca»t my vote for William
Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall, the candi
dates in due and regular form chosen by a
majority of that convention. I regret that I
cannot be in full accord on the question of
finance with the sentiment of :be late con
vention, bnt if my position seems inhar
monious with the usual attitude of a candi
date toward his party it should be remem
bered that the conditions are also unusual.
In nominating me I must assume that the
convention was not unaware of my financial
views as expressed in public utterances, and
that it was induced to accord me that dls
tinguithed honor in view of the fact that
under the constitution a Governor of this
State has no official connection whatever with
matters pertaining to the National currency.
It was apparent at Chicago and Buffalo, an
i« expressed at every gathering of citizens
where public questions are discussed, that the
people nre dissatisfied with the present condi
tion of public affairs, and I am in sympathy
with every movement, not revolutionary in
character, which seeks to take burdens from
the shoulders of the masses and to restore
prosperity and peace to all the people.
When the Republican Legislature adjourned
in May. 1896, it leit a record behind it which
every Democrat and independent voter in the
State believed would be at issue before the
people this fall. No question purely National
should be perrtkted to divert onr people in
tnis State election from pronouncing by a
change of administration a verdict against
this record. • • • The people have de
stroyed all vestige of a political boss in the
Democratic party and I belk-ve they will
annihilate bossi«m in tde Republican party.
It ts not important that I, or any other par
ticular individual, should be elected Gover
nor. It is important that the power of one
man should not be perpetuated by two years
more oi Republican executive control. Yours,
John Boto Thacher.
ROKE SMIIH FOR GOLD.
Say* Be Cannot Indorse . the ' Chicago
.. .. Financial Plank.
D ALTON, Qa., Sept. 20 —Ex-Secretary
HoKe Smith spoke here yesterday. He
referred to an address which he delivered
here two years ago in favor of the gold
standard. Then he argued that tne Dem-'
ocratic National Convention should de
clare against the free coinage of .silver.
To-day, he said, he had ; not changed bis
views on the financial question and he
regretted that he could ;" not indorse the
financial plank of tae Chicago platform.
He urged, however, that those who, like
himself, did not approve of this plank
should remain loyal to the regular nomi
nees. '■ ■■•*■•'-■ v
TORTURED BY WHITECAPS
Brutal Treatment of an Onto
Farmer Suspected of
Dishonesty.
Alternately Strung Up by the Hels
or Buried Until Near to
Death.
TOLEDO. Ohio, Sept. 20.— 1t was learned
to-day that a brutal ivhitecapping outrage
occurred within a few miles of Toledo ten
days ago, but the region is so terror
stricken that no one dared to carry word
to the authorities until to-day. A farmer
named Huntsman, living near Holland, in
this county, was the victim. His two
chidren were returning from Holland on
September 9, when two men overtook
them and accused them of finding and
secreting a pocketbook containing $80.
This was denied and the children w. re
searched.
The same men went to Huntsman's
house that night and insisted that the
pocketbook was in the possession of the
family.
They finally went away threatening
vengeance. The following night a band
of a dozen or more men took Huntsman
from his bed and beat him ou.rageouslv.
That done, he was strung up for a few
moments to a tree. He was then lowered
again, beaten and partially buried. Given
a chance* to make a statement, he claimed
to be innocent and was banged by tbe
heels and again buried. He was then
notified to leave tbe county within twelve
hours or die.
The man's jaw was broken ani he was
frightfully bruised, but his fear was so
great that ne and his family remained in
tbe woods without food or medical atten
tion for the following two days.
SUninu Bnrrinem TUit Denver.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 20— Over 100
members of the American Institute of
Mining Engineers arrived in the city to
day to attend the seventy- second session
of this body of scientific men. The pro
gramme of the meeting consists of tbe
reading and discussion of papers, inter
spersed with visits to smelters and other
reduction worts and to some ol tne best
mining districts .of the State.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FALL OF
DONGOLA
English Forces Capture the
Dervish Stronghold by
Strategy.
NO WARRIORS OPPOSE
THEIR ENTRY.
Gunboats Advance Upon the
Town While Its Defenders
Are Absent
DESPERATE BATTLE FOUGHT
AT EL HAFIR.
The Invading Party Giins a Signal
Victory After a Stubborn
Resistance.
CAIRO. Egypt, Sept 20.— A dispatch
from the Angio-E/yptian expedition states
that Dongola, the objective point of the
expedition, has been taken without meet
ing with any resistance from the der
vishes, the place being unoccupied.
The dispatch adds that the town of El
Hafir, north of Dongola, to which place
the dervishes retreated yesterday, was
captured after a hot engagement. After
the place bad fallen into the lianas of the
expedition, the Egyntains captured
*wenty-seven grain-laden boats, the loss
of which will prove a severe biow to the
dervishes. The latter made desperate at
tempts to recapture tbe boats, but a heavy
tire was poured into them by the troops
and tbe gunboats, and they were finally
compelled to abandon their attempts to
regain possession of the boats aud their
cargoes.
Af.er their defeat the entire dervish
force retreated southward upon Dongola.
At tbe same time the expedition's steam
ers started for tbe same place, and being
the quicker reached there before the
dervishes. The city was found to be de
serted by warriors, and the steamers at
once landed a force of infantry to hold it
until the arrival of the main Dody of the
expedition.
At the time the dispatch was sent the
dervishes were approaching Doneola over
land, and scouts reported that they were
carrying mans* of their wounded with
them. Included among tbe wounded are
some of the most noted chiefs.
It is expected that, as the dervishes are
without food or other stores, they will
make a most desperate attempt to again
get possession of Dongola.
El Hatir was not taken by the troops
until after a most stubborn resistance on
the part of the dervishes had been over
come. The riflemen of the latter fought
behind well-made mud forts and in
trenches that were strewn with mats.
These defenses, however, were soon
wrecked by the heavy fire of the Egyptian
artillery and the Maxim battery that was
manned by tbe Connaught Rangers. The
dervishes stood the tire bravely, but were
finally compelled to withdraw from the
place. Their cavalry took no part in the
engagement, remaining some distance off
in the desert and watching the result of
tbe battle. When the British and Egyp
tians landed the entire force retreated
southward.
The capture of the place was hailed
with delight by the natives, who have
long been harried by the dervishes. They
shouted, danced and sang in a frenzied
manner and hailed the expedition as their
deliverers.
DERVISHES OUTWITTED.
Permitted the Gunboat* to Slip By and
Reach Dongottt.
LONDON, Eng., Sept. 21.— The corre
spondent of the Daily News who is witb.
the Soudan expedition telegraphs that in.
the attack on Ei Hatir the dervishes were
outwitted. They all advanced on land to
meet the troops, thus permitting the gun
boats to slip past the town, sink one of
their steamers and hurry on to Dongola.
When tbe dervishes saw this move they
turned and tried to overtake the gunboats
aud save Dongola, but the land forces of
the expedition headed them off.
The Staffordshire regiment will follow
the gunboats to Dongola And thus the
dervishes will be placed between two fires.
Wad Bishara, tbe leader of the der
vi-hes, was wounded at El Hafir. He wag
carried outside the range of the guns. A.
prisoner states that when he saw that he
was defeated he exclaimed, "All»h is
against me."
Notwithstanding the assertion oi the
Government that Dongola was the ob
jective point of the Anglo-Egyptian ex
pedition, tbe liOndon newspapers concur
in the opinion that, now Dongola has
been taken, the expedition will proceed to
the reconquest of the entire Soudan.
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by $60 000.
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