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LATEST NE)WS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE^?Wil
Removal of British Troops-From
South African Republic Demanded.
LITTLE HOPE FOR PEACE
Tlio Full uro of Kiifflnnd to Comply
Will Ho HognrtleU by noomiw Dec
Inrntloii or W?r?Preparations lor
Control of Soulll Afrlcn Coutlmie
wiiui Bloy Ito Inspected lu flic
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.!'
London, October 10.?Tho ultimatum
of the Transvaal government Is natu?
rally the absorbing topic of conversa?
tion at the clubs and in political circles
to-night. There was no apparent ex?
citement, but a general feeling was ex?
pressed that the Boers had made a mis?
take, as their forcing matters would
tend to alienate tho sympathy which
inight have boon extended to them had
they thrown the stigma of declaring
war on Great Britain.
The text of the Boer ult'mntum on
arriving this morning was senL with all
speed to Lord Salisbury, who came to
town this afternoon , and a dispatch
box was sent to tho Prince of Wa.es,
whlclt is only done in cases of special
A SIGNIFICANT VISIT.
The Portuguese Minister to Great
Britain, Sciior Sovoral, called at the
Foreign Ofllee this afternoon and hud
tin Interview with Lord Salisbury and
his visit is naturally connected in the
public mind with the alleged purchase
by Great Britain of Dclagoa Bay. A
dispatch lending to confirm the report
of this purchase comes from Louronzo
Marques. It states that the British
third-class cruiser Philomel is anchored
fifteen miles off the port and is suppos?
ed to bo waiting the arrival of trans?
ports and warships to pilot them Into
tho harbor. It is tiulto certain, how?
ever, that the transports would not go
to Louronzo Marques unless the British
were about (o fly their Hag over the
The Cabinet has been summoned to
nieeL at the Foreign Ofllco on Friday
War preparations by Great Britain
arts pushed with the greatest energy.
The Woolwich arsenal has already for?
warded to South Africa, over li.OOO.OOO
oar.tralges for rllles and machlno guns,
and the reservists continue to respond
eagerly to the mobilization proclama?
?O.Y1 PAULS GENERAL.
Dr. Gavin Brown Clar, Radical mem?
ber of tho House of Commons for
Caithness, who all along has worked
hard for peace, has Just received a
characteristic letter of thanks from
Commandant General Joubert, In which
General Joubttrt declares that Cecil
Rhodes, Dr. Jameson and Mr. Cham?
berlain aro responsible for the mis?
chief. He says:
"The Johannesburg clique says that
Mr. Chamberlain regards the existence
of the Orange Free State and the
Transvaal as two blots, which, as Ce?
cil Rhodes hoe said, must be wiped out
from the map. Ho seems desirous to
do this with tho blood of the Afrikander
people and of the poor British soldiers.
We do not desire war. Wo know we
are not a match for the powerful
armies of Great Britain and her will?
ing colonies. We never have been able
to do anything against England's
"Mr. Chamberlnin is trying to drive
us Into the Red Sea, but I ?tili hope
God will speak to the kind heart of her
Majesty, the Queen, and that oC her
noble people, and that they will not
allow this wicked Hnman to cool his
hatred against our land's Mordecai. We
are convinced that Chamberlain will
try 1o conquer our country, and we
shall try to prevent him, by tho help
of God, to the laat drop of our blood."
London, Oct. 11.?The Daily Mail's
Cape Town correspondent, telegraphing
Tuesday, says a short and very dig?
nified reply has been communicated to
Conyngham Greene, the British dip?
loma tile agent at Pretoria by Sir Al?
fred Mllner, British High Commissioner
un South Africa, to be handed to the
Boer government on Wednesday.
THE SITUATION CRITICAL.
London, Oct. 10.?A dispatch from
Pretoria, dated Monday evening, says:
"Owing to the state of the country gen?
erally, and the sad circumstances
which prevail, it has been officially an?
nounced that there will be no birth?
day reception at the Presidency. Mat?
ters are becoming critical, and many of
the burghers in the three main com
?manderles are impatient, and feel that
it is suicidal to wait the arrival of
overwhelming reinforcements from Eu?
rope. The President has done his ut?
most to atom this feeling, in the hope
that diplomacy might still settle mat?
"During Ihe past few days tele?
graphic conferences have been held
with President Steyn, and whatever
course shall be taken by the Transvaal
will receive the recomendatlon and
support of the Free State.
"It Is freely rumored 1n the town,
nnd Is believed to be correct, that the
government assumed Its firm position
because Great Britain's new proposals
have not arrived, though Mr, Conyng
hnm Greene, British diplomatic agent
at Pretoria, informed State Secretary
Heltz nine days ago that they would be
formulated in a few days' time. Con?
sequently the Burghers are nlormed at
tho continued dispatch of troops from
England and India.
MARTIAL LAW EXPECTED.
"A telegram received hero outlines
tho ultimatum in terms already cabled,
which the correspondent gathers, has
just been dispatched."
The correspondent adds:
"Martial law may be proclaimed on
Wednesday, hut all depends upon Great
Britain's reply. Tho Transvaal forces
are being augmented by volunteers 6r
all nationalities. The War Olllce is
very busy. Ambulance parties aro
starling for the front. There is, still
tho faintest hono that war may be
PRISONS THROWN OPEN.
Lourenzo Marques, October 10.?Ref?
ugees who have arrived here report
that Swaseland, the administration of
which is under the government of the
South African Republic, in accordance,
with the convention of 1SS4 between
Great Britain and the Transvaal, is en?
tirely descried by English and Boers.
They say tho police have been with?
drawn nnd tho prisons thrown open.
The shops are at the mercy of the Kaf?
firs, who are collecting at King's
CESSION OF DE L? AG OA BAY.
London, October 10.? It. Is reported
that at the coming session of Parlia?
ment a formal announcement will be
made of the cession of Delcgon bay and
Ihe surrounding territory in Portuguese
East Africa to Great Britain. The price
if-: said to be .CS.OOO.OOO.
AN EYE TO GOLD
London, Oct. 10.?Tho effect "f tho
news of the Transvaal ultimatum upon
the stock exchange was steadying. Kaf?
firs were firmer In belief that the most
gigantic- gold industry in tho world will
be incorporated in a British colony as
the outcome of the war.'
OOM PAUL'S ULTIMATUM.
Cape Town. October 10.?The Trans?
vaal government hhs sent an ultimatum
to Great Britain.
London. October 10.?Tho Transvaal's
ultimatum, which is sigtied by F. w.
Rclts, Secretary of state, contains the
"Her Majesty's unlawful Intervention
He Attends Meeting of Bricklayers
and Stonemasons Union.
BIDS FOR LABOR VOTE
A Cnptnin of II117.7.Ur<i Terminale? Ex?
citing Incident In (IiIpT Ali?clk>
tri?lc'? liniiiift u( Arilviilci ? tlcAt
(i>U(In Ji.iiki nee at Com mere I nl Club
oml Inllit nl l.t'UUili on ItuntiicK?
liiirrcsis nf ttio Country.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot)
Chicago, 111.. Oct. 10.?At 10:30 o'clock
to-night President McKinley and the
members of his Cabinet left Chicago tor
Evansvllle, Ind., on a special train over
Ihe Clilcago and Eastern Illinois rail?
Ills departure, with tho cheers of an
immense throng ringing In his ears,
brought to a close a day of genuinely
hurd work of receptions and visitors,
In which the President had scarcely a
moment of leisure for himself. The
crowds which greeted him at every
turn who so good naturcd and so dis?
posed to cheer that the President, al?
though wearied when lie reached his
train, expressed himself ns having
thoroughly enjoyed his visit.
The llnaJ numbers to-night on (he
President's extraordinarily lengthy list
of engagements wero a magn'illceiit
General Schwan's Column Enters
the City Without Opposition.
FIRING ON OUTPOSTS
Ttio CnmpitlCli In Ilin I'lillfpplno In.
InuclM In Slccomliier Vigorous? Fill*
plliu OniCCr*, SlOtl null l'ropci'ij
('nptiirctl-Succesvf nl Movement of
ainrlacs- Unexplnluo > IWTorouco
in tti ? Report or Ol in nu<l Wnisou,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Manila. Oct. 10.-0:10 n. m?Major
Bell, with 120 picked men of the Thirty
sixth Regiment, made a reconnaissance
yesterday in the direction of Florida
Blanco, four miles out of Guagua, and
encountered a body of 100 Insurgents,
whom they routed, capturing a lieuten?
ant and threo armed privates. Near
Florida Blanco they met another body
of insurgents and routed them, captur?
ing another armed lieutenant and one
private. Returning with twenty scouts.
Major Bell encountered the enemy a
third time.- The reconnaissance result?
ed In scattering the insurgents iu that
The last two days have witnessed
considerable outpost firing by small
.bunds of insurgents on tho northern
??AKLl?STOWN TUNNEL, WHEEE BOERS MAY BREAK INTO NATAL.
oon?1?!' expect that the Boers will enter Natal at Charlestown. Between Charlestown an.l Laingsnek Is a tunnel
?id a-ct long, through which (he railroad runs on its way across the Transvaal horder to Johannesburg The railroad
hfoekteinS S?f^W?* ?f 'I?"'?1 thc.t"??(!'- ?* t,,c BrltW, nrd relaying the old line so that it the Voers
SS^rar^^^^fe Ri a" 0 a railroad .muiing northward toward Johannesburg and Pretoria. The old road passes
gj Boers in 18S1 S? * W f ?U Mniuba 11111 d?rinS ? disastrous battle with
Iii tho internal affairs of this republic
In conflict with the London convention
of 1SS1, by the extraordinary strength?
ening of her troops in the neighborhood
of the borders of tills republic, has
caused an intolerable condition of
things to arise, to which this govern?
ment feels itself obliged, in the interest
not only of this republic, but also of all
South Africa, to make an end as soon
as possible: nnd this government feels
itself called lipon and obliged to press
earnestly, and with emphasis for an
immediate termination of this state of
?things and t<> request Her Mejesty's
government to give assurances upon
the following four demands:
'?First. That all points of mutual dif?
ference be regulated by friendly re?
course to arbitration or by whatever
amicable way may be agreed upon by
this government and Her Majesty's
"Second. That all troops on the bor?
ders of this republic shall be instantly
"Third?That all reinforcements of
troops which have arrived in South
Africa since June 1, ISM, shall be re?
moved from South Africa within a
reasonable time as agreed upon with
this government and with the mutual
assurance and guarantee on the part
of this government that no attack
upon or hostilities against any portion
of the possessions of tho British gov?
ernment shall bo made by this republic
during its further negotiations, within
a period of time to he subsequently
agreed upon between the governments';
and this government will, on compli?
ance therewith, be prepared to with?
draw the armed burghers of this re?
public from the borders.
"Fourth?That Her Majesty's troops
which are now on the high sens shall
not be landed in any part of South
THE TIME LIMIT.
To these demands is appended the
definition of the time limit for a re?
"This government presses for an im?
mediate and affirmative answer to
(Continued to Sixth Page.}
banquet by the Commercial Club rind
bis visit to a meeting of the Chicago
Bricklayers' and Stonemasons' Union,
of which he was a fortnight ago elected
an honorary member.
AN EXCITING INCIDENT.
An exciting incident varied and for a
moment threatened to upset the Presi?
dent's ceaseless round of activities
While in his carriage on Congress street
en route- to Memorial Hall to greet the
members of the Society of the Army of
the Tennessee, one of the horses at?
tached to his carriage became fractious
and evinced a desire to run. The driver
had all he could do to restrain the ani?
mal, and after he had been tugging at
the lines for several blocks, the horse
finally broke away and started on a
Captain Matt Pinkerton, of the Chi?
cago Huzzars, a detachment of which
had joined the procession, galloped be?
side the unmanageable steed and
grasped Its bridle, bringing the animal
to a slow trot. The Captain main?
tained his hold for the balance of the
TALKS TO LABORERS.
Before attending the banquet of the
Commercial Club to-night the Presi?
dent proceeded to the labor meeting
which was In progress at Bricklayers'
Hall. Amid denTening cheers the Pres?
Ident entered the hall and took his sea',
in a decorated chair, which had !>? <'ti
provided for him. President McK'n
ley, who was introduced as one of the
best friends labor ever had, spoke as
"My President and My Fellow-Citi?
"It gives me great pleasure to meet
with the worklngmen of the city of
Chicago. Of the many receptions that
have been tendered me during my
three days' stay In your great city,
none has given me more pleasure or
i greater satisfaction than the welcome
I accorded to mo In this hall and the
kind words spoken In my behalf by
, your worthy President. (Cheers). I
have come not to make an address to
you, but rather Xo give evidence by
my presence and the few words I shall
(Continued on Eleventh Tage.). J
lines. Simultaneous with the affair
near Laloma Church yesterday the out?
posts of tho American forces at Caloo
ca'n, Deposito and Marlqitina wore Bred
upon. It appears that the insurgents In
tlio neighborhood are operating in
bands or from five to twenty, and it is
rumored that attacks arc to be made
upon the hospitals. Tho uprising In
.Manila will result in extra vigilance on
the part of the United States troops.
MAUA RON RETAKEN.
12:40 p. ni.?General Schwan's column
entered San Francisco de M;tlabon
without opposition this morning.
The Filipinos had fled. It is not
A GENERAL ADVANCE.
Washington. D. C, Oct. 10.?The Ad?
jutant General's oflico has received the
following dispatch from General Otis,
dated Manila. October 10:
"General Schwan's column moved
early this morning from Santa Cruz
de Malabon. now believed to be in San
I Francisco do Malabon; not meeting J
with determined resistance; matters |
I quiet In Imus section. General Young, j
With column, starts northward to-mor?
row morning from San Fernando. Colo
incl Hell cleared country yesterday west
i of Gungua to and Including Florida
I Blanco, making captures of officers and
men and property."
A SUCCESSFUL MOVEMENT.
Washington, Oct. 10.?The Navy De?
partment has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Watson:
Manila, October 10.
Secretary Navy, Washington:
. On October 3d, landed at Bacoor,
company of bluejackets and a company
of marines from the Baltimore and a
company of marines from the navy
yard to co-operate with General Grant
ami clear the Insurgents from his front.
The movement was perfectly success?
ful. Three men from the Baltimore
were wounded, namely, Edward Ray,
fireman, first class; Charles Henry
Scott, fireman, second class; and John
Thompson Clark, landsman. All doing
well and will recover.
DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTS.
Washington, Oct. 10.?The naval ac-:
count of the attack on Noveleta, which
differs materialy frolm the account
given by General Otis is contained in
the following cablegram received at the
Navy Department to-day from Admiral
Manila, October 10.
Secretary of the Navy, Washington:
October Slh. Elliott, with 300 marines,
at request of Gen. Otis, attacked in?
surgents outside Noveleta, carried out?
posts and town while Gen. Schwan took
Old Cavlte and approached Noveleta at
right angles. Elliott's advance effected
junction with Schwan nt Noveleta;
after resting returned, having accom?
plished most difficult task, highly cred?
itable; Spaniards found Noveleta im?
pregnable, once lost entire regiment
there. Petrel shelled country ahead of
Elliott, but marines subject hot fire
from insurgents, two olllcers and nine
wounded, one man since died; fifty
temporary heat prostrations; (Here fol?
lowed the names of the wounded.)
Callao'S light draft ennbled her to
take position, whence she effectively
shelled lleelng Insurgents. Langhorne
wounded early while dressing Hall's
wound, continued caring for wounds
and sick entire dny; deserves highest
GOVERNMENT WILD. PAY ON
HON DS NEXT MONTH.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.)
Washington, Oct. 10.?Assistant Secre?
tary Vanderlip has decided to antici?
pate the interest for the entire llscal
year, the period ending with July 1,
1300. The interest due November first
will be paid in full without discount,
but IT holders of bonds wish to take
advantage of the offer to anticipate In?
terest due at subsequent dates, a dis?
count at the rale of two-tenths of one
per cent, a month will be exacted. The
amount of interest due from now until
the end of the llscal year Is about $30.
000,000. The prepayment of this amount
will, It Is believed, bo a relief of much
importance to the present stringent
money situation; while, on the other
hand, the discount will be a saving of
a large nmount to the Government.
The Treasury Is in a position to ad?
vance these Interest payments without
the least embarrassment.
The interest due November first I?
made up of the 3 per cent, loan of 1R0S,
the Fives of 1!)01, and the Fours of 102B.
There is $I,G00,G?0 coupon Interest,
which will be payable at all sub-treas
Urles October 13th; The books for the
registered bonds of 1901 nnd
1023 do not close until the fifth.
The checks for the Interest on
these registered bonds will be
mailed October 25th. and the checks
for the interest on 'the registered
Throes will he mailed October 23d. The
total prepayment of November Interest
TERRIBLE STREET DUEL.
A NEWSPAPER CARTOON LEADS
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Orleans, Oct. 10.?There was a
terrible street duel in front of News
pa per row on Camp street this after?
noon, in which Domlnlck C. O'Malley.
proprietor of the Evening Hem, and a
well-known promoter of sport, and C.
Harrison Parker, State Tax Collector,
chairman of the Democratic State Com?
mittee and editor-in-chief of the Delta,
the anti-lottery organ, during Its ex?
istence, were both seriously, if not fa?
tally, wounded. The trouble Is said to
have originated over a cartoon in the
Item lOtit Sunday representing Colonel
Parker, a little dog being led by a
.string by Governor Foster and labelled,
"Mo too." About 3 o'clock this after?
noon O'Malley enras out ot his olllce
accompanied by Parson Davles and
Walken uiny a tew yarns, when Parker,
who was across the street conversing
with some friends, turned and saw
him. He started towards O'Malley and
the men seemed to know that trouble
was expected, and began exchanging
3S-callbrc bullets, each firing until his
pistol was empty. By the time the_;l>iel
was over the men were only about
thirty feet apart, and each walked
a-wny to get attention. Parker received
a ball In the side, which Is a danger?
ous wound, and one In the shoulder.
O'Malley was seriously wounded In the
groin, and also received a bullet In the
leg. A newsboy fully a hundred feet
away was shot In the head by one of
O'Malley's bullet?. The boy will re?
cover. Both men are resting easy to?
night. O'Malley has been in several
shooting affrays, and Parker wounded
Mayor E. A. Burke, then State Treas?
urer, In a famous duel in 1SSJ.
Liberal Ilcf|tto?t tu College,
(By Telegraph to Vlrgmlan-Pilot.)
Columbia, S. C. Oct. 10.?D. E. Con?
verse, a large mill owner of Spartans
burg, who died a week ago, left one
third of his estate, valued at $500,000,
to Converse College, an institution for
the higher education of women, found?
ed by him in Spartansburg ten years
Capinin itiM'kwi'ii'. Sncccasnr,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Oct. 10.?Captain James
G. Greene, has been assigned to duty
as captain of the Norfolk navy yard,
to succeed Captain Rockwell, who goes
to the South Atluntlc station In com?
mand of the Chicago.
; Admiral *niii|>??ir? Kiircteaaur, ;
? Washington, D. C, Oct. 10.? t
: Rear Admiral N. H. Fnrquhar will :
i hoist his flag on the New York and ti
: assumo command of the North At- i
: lantlc squadron In Hampton i
: Roads next Saturday. Ho was at ?
: the Navy Department for some i
: time to-day in conference with :
: Acting Secretary Allen in regard t
: to the fall and winter movements :
z of his fleet. In answer to an In- :
t qulry on the subject, he said that :
: there was no truth in a report :
j coming from Norfolk that ho pro- :
? posed to ask to be placed on the j
: retired list after a few months ser- j
: vico In commanding the North At- i
: lantlc station. :
FOR PEACE FAIL
Decisive Battle in Venezuela May
Be Expected This Week.
AN ADVANCE OF TROOPS
Representatives of tlio Government
mid (iio Insurgents Meet on Board
or Dulled Nintos Gnubonl Dotrollt
by I'criulMton to Arrttiiff? Terms of
I'onor, bnl Fail to Itcacti on Vu?
ileratandiugr?A tale DlipnIOh.
(By Telegraph to Virginia?-Pilot.)
Washington, D. C, Oct. IO.-tTIjq
State Department has received the fol?
lowing cablesrajn from the United
States Minister to Venezuela, announc?
ing the failure of tho peace negotia?
tions that have been In progress for.
the last live days between the govern?
ment and the Insurgents:
Caracas, October 10.
"Secretary of State, Washington:
"Negotiations suspended to-day. Ven?
ezuelan forces will be advanced. A de?
cisive battle fully expected this week;
Puerto Cabelto quiet.
A REQUEST GRANTED.
Earlier in the day, Captain Hemphlll
cabled the Navy Department from Pu?
erto Cabcllo that application had been
made by tho representatives of tho
Venezuelan government and the insur?
gents to permit envoys to meet on
board a United States warship to proa
ecu to tho negotiations for peace. The
application was seconded by U, 8. Min?
ister Loomis, and the Navy Depart?
ment has consented to permit the pro?
posed meeting aboard the Detroit. Frbnv
his later dispatch, however. It Is ap?
parent that the meeting was futile.
A LAT1CR DISPATCH.
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 10.?It li
learned that United States Minister
Loomis has been officially informed
that the negotiations far peace arojjra^
gresslng and that the government
troops have been ordered backward.
A NOTABLE GATHERING; IN ST,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
St. Paul, Minn.. October 10.?Tho
nineteenth congress of tho Protestant
Episcopal Church opened its sessions in
this city to-day with a large attend
nnce or leading churchmen from all
parts of the United States. Holy Com?
munion was celebrated In the morning
at Christ Church, Bishops Whipple and
Gilbert, of Minnesota, officiating. Fol?
lowing tho communion service Bishop
White, of Michigan City, Ind., delivered
an address suitable to tho occasion. In
tho afternoon the delegates visited va?
rious points of interest and nt 4:30
o'clock were tendered a formal recep?
tion at the Ryan Hotel. This evening
the regular services of the congress be?
gin, the large auditorium of the Peo?
ple's Church being well filled with dele?
gates and visitors.
Bishop Whipple, the venerable and
famous Northwestern missionary who
was tendered sttah a notable series of
receptions In Great Britain laat year
and who Is now tho senior bishop of the
American Church, presided, a position
he will hold at all the sessions during
tho week. Bishop Whipple briefly wel?
comed the congregation to this city and
State. Tho topic of the hour was "Does
national expansion involve Imperial?
Bishop Henry C. Potter, of Now
York, opened the formal discussion in
Ho was followed by Rev. Dr, Rufus
W. Clark, ot Detroit, Mich., who
combatted tho position taken by the
famous New York prelate.
The discussion was continued some?
what less formally by Colonel Bradley
M. Thompson, of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Tho s,>,i ili oi ii TiirllT AN*oela<Ioo.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C. Oct 10.?The
Southern Tariff Association of Under?
writers will hold a special meeting in
this city to-morrow and Thursday.
Tha territory of tho association em?
braces tho States of Virginia, North
and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
Various matters of detail which require
adjudication will como up for consid?
A'1m I r .1 If o\vl?oil Itoltr?i<l.
(By Telegnph to Virginian-Pilot)
Washington, Oct. 10.?Rear Admiral
Henry L. Howison was placed on the
retired list of tho navy to-day by op?
eration of law on account of ago. Ho
will make hl3 residence In New Yorlc
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE6
classification op news.
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Telceraoh News?^Paees 1, 6, 8 and li.
Local Ntws?rUjfts 2, 3 and 5.
Virsrinia News?Paw 7.
North Carolina News?Page 9.
Portsmouth News?Page 10 and 11. ;
Berkley News? Pa?a 11.
The World of Sport?Page Hi
Shlpping?Pige. 12. .
t Real estate?Paka 12.: '
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