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IN TWO PARTS.
VOL. IV-NO. 17A.
JSORFOLK, VA., Fill DAT, OCTOBER 20, 1899.
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LATEST NEWSTOF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE^~^
AND THE BOERS
No News of Importance from the
South African War.
RUMORED BOER REVERSES
Dlapntcbcs from Engllnlt Monroe* Con
?oy Nows Untavurnble li> Mupport?
era or tln> Hcpnbllo??Innige Vrrc
Htnlo Force Fires Upon Urltiiti
Ci%vr?lry ? lining While Flitsr U> Eli
trail Trowp? Ilcapntebctt Delajcu
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.)
London, October 19.?The War Ofnce
this evening? issued the following bul?
"No news of importance has been re?
ceived from Natal to-day. The cavalry
attached to our forces at Ltulysmlth
and Dundee are engaged In observing
the enemy's movements. Step's? have
been taken to sccui'o Pictormarltzburg
and Durban against raids on the west?
"There Is no recent reliable intelli?
gence fivjin Kimberley or Mafeking,
both places being cut off from railway
and telegraphic communication. It Is
believed, however, that a skirmish took
place on Sunday six miles south ot
Kimberley, and that the Boers were
bealen off wllh some losses, by an ar?
mored train. There was some lighting
at Mafcklng on Friday or- Saturday,
ending with a repulse of the attacking
"Boers In considerable numbers are
assembled opposite Allwal North and
Bethulle, on the Orange river. Railway
communication with the Orange Free
State and the Transvaal has now ceas?
ed, the remaining refugees having been
warned to leave by way of Delagoa
SURRENDER OF VRYBURG.
London, October 20.?The Cape Town
correspondent of the Daily Mail, tele?
graphing at 10 o'clock Thursday night,
"Vryburg surrendered Sunday. To?
night's dispatches from Kuruman,
ninety miles west of south of Vryburg,
State that the police having withdrawn
from Vryburg, the town surrendered to
the Boers, the Inhabitants fleeing in all
directions, mostly toward Kuruman.
When tho police withdrew the Cape
Boers notified the enemy, thus Inviting
them to take possession. There was a
fearful panic. The British are wildly
Indignant at this scuttling."
SITUATION AT MAFEKING.
Cape Town, Oct. 10.?A dispatch from
Kimberley, dated October 17th, says:
"All Is well here. Colonel Horn en?
gaged the Boers at Mafeking on Octo?
ber 11th, with great success. Mafcklng
was still safe on October 15th."
A special dispatch to the Capo Argus
reiterates the statement that in the
fighting at Mafeking Colonel Tlore re?
pulsed the Boers, lnil!cling> a loss of 300
Complaints of Boer outrages upon the
natives continue to arrive. These serve
further to inflame the Bnsutos and
Zulus. Yesterday one hundred and
fifty Bann tos from Johannesburg ar?
rived nt Burghersdorf, Cape Colony and
nlleged that the Boers had robbed them
wholesale and Hogged them with "black
The party, which Included a son of
Chief Lerothodi, was supplied with pro?
visions, and the Basulos then started
liomeward. cheering for the Queen and
chanting war songs.
RUMORED BOER REVERSES.
The Cape Times publishes the fol?
lowing dispatch from Kimberley:
"Reliable information from Mafeking
says that an armored train, while re
connc?!terlng north of the town lnst
Saturday, engnged 5500 Boers, who suf?
"Colonel Fltzclnrenee's column foiled
the Bpors, inflicting severe loss. The
British casualties were two killed and
fourteen wounded, two severely."
APPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE.
Cape Town, Oct. IS.?Delayed.?There
is an Incessant procession of applicants
for active military serv.ice, and the new
force of 3,000 mounted infantry which
the Imperial Government bus sanc?
tioned will be quickly raised.
BRIDGES BLOWN UP.
Cape Town, Oct. 10.?The Boers have
blown up the bridges at Fourteen
Streams and the Modder River, the
former north and the latter south of
ORANGE FREE STATE FORCE.
Durban, Natal, Oct. 18.?Delayed.?
The following ofticial note has been is?
sued regarding the Boer advance:
"The Orange Free State force, with
a few guns, moved about ten miles
down Tintwa Pass opening with artil?
lery on small British cavalry patrols.
The range was distant and the shooting
Indifferent. The object may have been
either a feint to draw our troops from
the real point of attack or a prelude to
Boer concentration against Lady
REPORTED REVERSE CONFIRMED
Orange River, October IS.?(Delayed"
in transmission.) ? Afternoon. ? The
Boers suffered a reverse on Sunday at
Sprultfontein, ten miles south of Kim?
berley. An armored train went out to
bring In a train reported to have been
captured by the Boers near the Sprult
' forttein siding. A party of Boers who
were encamped nearby lowered the rail?
way signal and displayed a white flag,
apparently with the idea of Inducing
the train to proceed. The driver bus
pected that the Boers wero In posses
eion and stepped the train, whereupon
noers issued In largo force and opened
lire, but without any effect.
"The soldiers replied from the train
and about half a dozen Boers were kill?
ed. The British were unscratehed.
Seven hundred Boers surpr.sed a
party of thirteen Cape Colony police
who were guarding tho railway at Hiv
erton Hi>ad, eighteen miles north of
Klmbcrley, on Sunday morning. The
polite retired. A terrific explosion was
heard lator and it is believed that the
Boers blew ?.?) the station.
ANOTHER WHITE FLAG.
A relief party of twenty-live police
sent from Klmberley met the Uoers
near Riverton. The enemy displayed a
white (lag to induce the troops to fall
into their trap, but the police were or?
dered to retire. Then the Boers opened
a heavy tire upon them, discharging
about '100 rounds. A bullet struck the
horse of Surgeon Major Sullivan, who,
with a troouer. whose horse had
stumbled and dismounted him, was cap?
Glencoe Camp, Oct. 18.?7:35 p. m.?
(Delayed In Transmission)?The British
troops here have been under fire. A
strong Boer patrol was encountered
eight miles from the camn and was
repulsed, the British suffering no cas?
THE IRISH CONTINGENTS.
Queenstown, Oct. 19.?It la stated that
the transports Servla. Catalonia, Si?
berian, Jamaican and Oreana will as?
semble here early next week with
troops aboard, to embark the Irieh con?
tingents. It Is also announced that ar?
rangements have been made for sev?
eral battleships and cruisers to con?
voy the transports to the Cape.
Introduced to the People by Demo?
cratic Gubernatorial Candidate,
THE CHICAGO PLATFORM
Ii? Plunkn Nlrniucr Toilny ttion
n'btn Thoj Were ? rillen- I lie In
came Tax i???feu<ieil ??nti iho Dir.
I'rrurc Ilotwecn ii Gonrt null Bml
> rum Expiatited?Rrpnbltcnn DrO
nitlnii of Ueolnrnlton of lu?opeu
llC II CO. ?
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllotl
Greenville. O., Oct. 1?.?William J.
Bryan, Mrs. Bryan and the newspaper
men who accompanied the narty
throughout Kentucky, crossed the river
from Covlngton last night and boarded
the special train provided for the three
days' tour of Ohio. The train was run
t? Dayton during the night, where the
THE HARD LUCK
OF SIR THOMAS
Failure of the Wind Saves Sham?
rock from Another Defeat
DISTANCED THREE MILES
1 tin ( run or ilio < hui louder Consider
Thnt I lie ?elender la (lie Heller
Done?Mir I lionia? Ueilrnn? ?r Nall
lnc l'ffo .11 i>re Kacea ?IMsnppnlnt
eil in tlio Mioivlui; Ue II im IHaUo?
Toatorilny'? Inlluro Described.
(By Telegraph to VIrglntan-Pllot.)
New York, October 19.?Had the wind
held to-day, the Columbia-Shamrock
series for America's cup would have
ended in three straight wins for the
defender, and the Irish cup hunter
would have sailed home without the
trophy, beaten as decisively as any
former candidate. Only the failure of
the -wind saved the Shamrock from a
The Boers on* the Transvaal FRONTIER. KTT" fNSPECTtoM'
COLONEL BADEM-POWELL'S ROUGH EIDERS, WHO REPULSED THE BOERS AT KAFEK?m
. , .T1,CSfA.uV,ia0 ???Ment idea of the. appearance of the British and Boer fighting men who swoae together At M?.
(eking. The pieturi of Colonel Badea-Powell'. Rough Riders is taken from the Array and Na-y JoSS!,
300 WOUNDED DUROMERS.
London, Oct. 20.?The Daly Mail's
Cape Town correspondent says that a
refugee who has reached Orahanistown
from the Hand states that a train ar?
rived at Johannesburg on .Monday from
Klerksdorp with 300 wounded Burghers.
RUMORS AND RUMORS.
London, Oct. 20.?The Dally News'
Cape Town correspondent says:
"It is rumored here that news has
reached Deaax Junction that tho Boers
attacked Mafeking in force, but were
repulsed. The defenders, seeing the
enemy retreating, pursued them for
some distance- Then a feint was made
and they commenced to retire on the
town, allowing themselves to be driven
in by tlte Boers, who, eager to retrieve
their position, again advanced to tho
attack and were drawn ever Lyddite
mines laid for (he defence of the town.
It Is reported that 1,500 Eoers were
killed by the explosion.
"It Is reported from Delagoa Bay that
the Swazi King Buno is collecting
forces with the object, presumably, of
attacking the Brers. It Is stated that
the Portuguese forces nt Delagoa Bay
Will be raised to war strength.
"It Is announced from Pretoria that
an eccentric person known as- Baxon
Deginsberg has been court-martialed
and shot as a spy. Plans of the local
forts were found In his possession."
A TRAIN CAPTURED.
London, Oct. 20.?The Ladysmlth cor?
respondent of the Daily Telegraph,
under date of October 19. afternoon,
says: "The Boers captured a train
which left Ladysmith at 12:30, near
Elandslaagte. It contained several
officers and a few men, besides clv
illane, all going.to G-lencoe or Dundee,
private ear of John R. McLean was at?
tached, and at Greenville., Darkc coun?
ty, to-day, Mr. Bryan delivered his first
address in Ohio. There was an im?
mense crowd present. The decorations
were numerous and the enthusiasm
The visiting party was escorted to
the court house square by a mounted
body, largely composed of the farmers
of the country. Dr. L. C. Anderson pre?
sided and (introduced Mr. John R. Mc?
Lean, the Democratic candidate for
MR. BRYAN'S SPEECH.
Mr. McLean Introduced Mr. Bryan ns
the unchallenged leader of the Demo?
cratic masses. Mr. Bryan, to avoid the
crisp :>i/?rnlng air. put on a skull cap.
which provoked good natured laushter,
In response to which he said:
"My hair is not ns much protection
as it used to be, and you ought not to
ooinplmin if I am getting a little bald.
In ISaii they said I was too young to
be President. Then I had to denend
upon the Constitution to protect me.
Now I can depend upon my baldness.
"The Chicago platform to which you
gave such loyal support In 1806 Is still
the platform of the Democratbi party,
and the plat.i'orm of the Ohio Democra?
cy again endorses that platform. I be?
lieve the planks of that platform are
?JtronRcr to-day than when they were
THE INCOME TAX.
Mr. Bryan then entered into an elabo?
rate defense of the Income tax and pre?
dicted a popular endorsement of the
proposition. He cited the efforts of the
government to raise a revenue to con?
duct the SnaniSh war because of the
decision of the Supreme Court against
the income tax.
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
defeat more stinging: than on Monday.
To-day she was beaten on the run to
tlte outer mark five minutes anil 51
I seconds, elapsed time, and on the leg
I home, which should have been a beat,
but which owing to a shift of the wind,
was a broad reach, Columbia sailed
away from her like a witch. When the
race was deolared off, about ton min?
utes before the expiration of the time
limit, Columbia was leading by about
three miles. She was then four miles
from the finish.
Had the race ended Shamrock would
have been beaten by at least twenty
LIPTOX'S HARD LUCK.
Sir Thomas' hard luck continued to
follow. His boat was very badly hand?
led to-day In spite of the aggregation of
talent abroad of her. The two English
captain and the captain of Emperor
William's yacht Meteor failed to get
Shamrock over the line before the
handicap gun was fired, and she went
Into the race penalized by two seconds
on that account. The additional ballast
which was put Into her yesterday also
seems to have b_pen a blunder on the
part of her managers. What Shamrock"
may be able to do in rough weather and
a reeling wind Is still problematical,
but the experts are almost unanimous
in the belief that the Columbia can
fake her measure in light airs or a gale
of wind.. 1
SHAMROCK'S CREW CONVINCED.
. Tho crew of the Shamrock are now
convinced that we have tho better boat.
Refore the race on Monday they had
the most supreme confidence in their
ability to win with Shamrock.
"There was no living with them,"
eald ono oC tho Yankee tars on the
Shamrock's tender Lawrence. "They,
didn't think their boat would win; they
absolutely knew it; they wouldn't even
hear arguments. After they returned
from the race Monday they were so
sore that they wouldn't sneak to each
other. Now they are frank enough to
admit that the Columbia is the better
boat by ten minutes over a thirty mile
ANOTHER RACE FRIDAY.
The yachts will race again to-mor?
row, and even if Columbia wins there
is a possibility that two more races will
be sailed. A suggestion to this effect
has been made, and Sir Thomas ap?
pears anxious that it should be carried
out. He lias been greatly disappointed
In the showing Ills boat has made, but
believes she might do better over a
triangular course In a heavier wind,
and lias said that he would be very
pleased to sail two more races.
This was a radiant day for those
afloat and a big holiday crowd went
out to witness what all supposed would
be the last race of the cup series.
DESCRIPTION OF RACE.
The course to-day was laid fifteen
miles before the wind, southeast by
south, straightout to sea. After some
pretty manoeuvring behind the line,
Captain Parr on the Columbia bested
the talent aboard the challenger, send?
ing the Columbia Hying across the line
27 seconds ahead of his adversary. So
badly had the Shamrock miscalculated
that the handicap gun boomed two sec?
onds before the green boat crossed, and
she sailed away with that penalty in
addition to the 16 seconds she allows
the white wonder under the new meas?
urement. The race to the outer mark
was not exciting. Roth yachts crossed
with bulging balloons, mainsails and
their largest club topsails drawing. But
as the wind had pulled it little to
southward after the course had been
set Instead of k'oeplng nway for the
mark they made almost a triangular
race of It. The Columbia showed her
rival a fleet pair of heels, gaining grad?
ually from the start. For almost an
hour the Hilling match continued, car?
rying the yachts four miles off their
course. The Shamrock having been
badly beaten in her attempt to get to
windward, both squared away for the
mark, breaking out their big spinnakers
to the wind. The breeze gradually died
down to about live knots or less, and
the race was degenerating into a drift?
ing match as the big yachts approached
the mark. The challenger was directly
astern of the Columbia, trying with her
mountains of canvas to blanket the
towering sails of the Yankee.
But the Columbia, was a wizard.
Somehow she managed to get wind
enough from somewhere to keen her
slipping through the water, nnd in vain
the Shamrock strained to overtake her.
The yachts were half an hour covering
the last half mile. Slowly Columbia
wore around tho mark and filled nway.
Passing the Shamrock, still outward
hound, close aboard on her weather, she
robbed her of the light breeze and left
her with drooping wings utterly be?
calmed for a full minute.
COLUMBIA LEFT HER RIVAL.
A brass throated chorus had greetetf
tlio Columbia as she turned and It was
repeated with added vigor when the
Shamrock went around six minutes
and eighteen seconds later. The Co?
lumbia bad gained five minutes and
fifty-one seconds in (he fifteen miles'to
leeward. About three and one-half
hours bad been consumed nnd there
appeared no chance for either yacht
to get home, but as the Breeze continued
to haul to the southward it made a fair
wind for tho return Journey, nnd as it
freshened to ten knots soon afterward,
a faint hope of finishing within the time
The Yankee Failed away from her
rival like a ghost ship, leaving her far
astern. Increasing the distance between
them so rapidly that when the race was
-declared off, at 4.10, she was leading
by three miles.
WILL MAKE RAN ISIDRO BASE OF
(By Telegraph to Vlrgtnlnn-PlloO
Manila, Oct. 19.-12:10 p. m.?General
Lawton and General Young are at
Arayat with a. force of nearly 3,000 men.
The gunboats Florida and Oeste are
preparing to move along the river to
San Tsidro. which will be held as a
base for operations to tho North.
Extensive preparations have been in
progress several days, and an expedi?
tion, whose objective Is Tarlac, is ex?
pected to start to-day. The supplies
will be taken on cascoes.
General Lawton's force consists of
eight companies of the Twenty-fourth j
infantry, under Colonel Keller; eight]
companies of the Twenty-second in-1
fant ry, under Major Baldwin; nine
troops of the Fourth cavalry, mounted,
under Colonel Hays, and a mixed reg?
iment, consisting of one company of tiie
; Thirty-seventh infantry, six guns, enm
: mnnded by Captain Scott, one company
\ of cavalry and Captain Batson's Mac
The Third cavalry Is equipping at San
\ Fernando to join the expedition,
j Heavy rains, the first in weeks, be
g.ni last night, and have continued
LAWTON'S SUPPOSED WHERE?
Manila, Oct. 19.-4:30 p. m.?General
Lawton is supposed to have reached
San Isldro. No communication has
been received from him since he left
Arayat this morning.
Wholesale Murder ?tSen.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Santa Cruz de Teneriffo, October 19.?
The brig Juliana Schlossler (?) recently
arrived here on her way to Brazil, and
reported that during the voyage the
helmsman had murdered the captain,
the captain's wire and the mate. The
Brazilian consul asked assistance of tho
authorities, and the Spanish cruiser In?
fanta Isabel sent several boats' crews
to the brig. They were fired upon by
the brig's cr??,v, and the marines re?
plied, finally boarding the ship. Eleven
seamen then jumped overboard, but
were rescued by the cruiser's boats and
are now imprisoned.
The helmsman committed suicide.
Another murdered man waa found on
President John Skelton Williams
Makes Important Announcements
BONDED DEBT PER MILE
llie ntiorfctl UnU iietwenu Jtortti and
Sonlu-KrliiE, CabnUne Hundred
SIllos cimrr to Kcw York?Comt
nicnoltic <*t Washington III Rail*
Will Heath Capital eitlen of Six
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, Oct. 19.?At a meeting oC
the Florida Central and Peninsular
Railroad Company, held In this city
to-day, Mr. J. Skelton Williams, presi?
dent of the Seaboard Air Line, was
elected president to succeed H. R.
PRESIDENT WILLIAMS' AN?
President John Skelton Williams, of
the Seaboard Air Line, made the an?
nouncement to-day that his system has
concluded Its arrangements for the
operation of through vertibuled trains
between New York arid Tampa.
The lines of this system, in which
the Florida Central and Peninsular
Railroad and the Georgia and Alabama
railway are Included, will, on January
1, 1900, be completed through from
Richmond to Jacksonville and Tampa.
"Negotiations," said Mr. Williams,
"have been concluded with the Rich?
mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
railroad, from Richmond to Quahtico,
and with the Pennsylvania railroad,
extending from Quantleo to New York,
by which the trains of the Seaboard
Air Line will enjoy the same rights and
privileges between Richmond and
Washington ns those enjoyed by the
Atlantic. Coast Line, and from Wash?
ington to New York the Seaboard Air
Line will be upon precisely the'same
footing in the use of the tracks of tha
Pennsylvania as either the Atlantic
Coast. Line, the Southern Hallway'or
the Chesapeake and Ohio railway."
The contract with the Pennsylvania
railroad has been signed by the offi?
cials pf both companies, and a final
agreement has been arrived at with tho
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto?
mac railroad for the use of that com?
pany's tracks between Richmond and
Quantico, where connection will ba
hmde with tho Pennsylvania railroad.
President Williams conllrms the re?
port that his system has recently con?
tracted with the intllman Palace Car
Company for four magnificent vestibul
ed trains, which are to be used this
winter by tho Seaboard Air Line in its
new through passenger service between
New York -and Jacksonville ami Tam?
pa. These trains will be the most ele?
gant and luxurious that were ever
operated in tho South, and will In?
clude dining, sleeping, parlor and ob?
servation cars, which will be furnished
with -all the convenience and luxuries
that art and ingenuity can contrive.
The new route thus opened will be
known as "The Florida and West India
Short Line," and will cover the dis?
tance between New York and Tampa
by a line about 110 miles shorter than
the Southern Railway, and about 75
miles shorter than the Atlantic Coast
Line between the same points.
The link which is being built by the
Seaboard Air Line Id connect Its main
line with the Florida Central and Pe?
ninsular railroad at Columbia, Is being
laid with new S0-pound steel rails. The
new bridges which are being construct?
ed are all of steel, and adapted to the
use or the heaviest locomotives and the
The new projected lines of the Sea?
board System from Charleston to Au?
gusta, and from Augusta to Athens, are
now being surveyed. Several corps of
engineers are busily engaged in tha
work, and nothing definite will be given
out in regard to this new line until thli
preliminary work is completed.
If this new projected line should ba
constructed, the Seaboard, besides be?
ing the shortest line by about 100 miles,
between Washington and Tampa, and
Cuba, will have the greatest advantage
of operating Its own rails for the entlra
distance between the cities of Atlanta,
and Augusta, Ga.. Atlanta and Sa?
vannah, Ga.. Augusta and Charleston,
S. C, Augusta and Athens, Ga., by
shorter routes than any now existing
between the Important cities mentioned.
The consolidation of the Seaboard Air
Line with the Florida Central and Pe?
ninsular railroad, and the Georgia and
Alabama railway, will probably taka
place between now and the flrst of Jan?
uary. The now system, Including its
projected lines, will embrace about 3.000
miles of main line of railroad, exclusive
of second traelc and sidlnjrs. This sys
I tern also controls the Baltimore Steam
j Packet Company, which for the past
fifty years has been operating the prin?
cipal line of steamers on the Chesa
(Contlnued on Page Eleven.)
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
Tele* noh News?Pa?<s 1, 6, 7 and 11
Local News-?Paces 2, 3 and 5.
The World of Sport?Page tl.
Virsrinh News?Paw 8.
North Carolina News?Page 9.
Portsmouth News?Page 40 and tl.
Berkley News?P.\?e it.
Real, estate?Page 12