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CAPE GIRARDEAU, : MISSOURL
The statement of the condition of the
treasury issued on the 16th showed:
Available cash balance, $235,304,834;
old reserve, $255,650,132.
The prince and princess of Wales
have each subscribed 200 ($1,000) to
the Mansion House fund for the relief
of South African refugees.
The German consul general at Cape
Town has issued a proclamation of
neutrality, commanding all Germans
to hold aloof from hostilities.
The Protestant Episcopal congress
nt St. Paul, Minn., held its closing ses
sion en the 13th. The general topic
vas: "The Prayer Book in the Life
of the People."
Emperor William hs issued a decree
directing- that all regimental com
manders shall strongly rivive the cab
inet order of six years ago forbidding
gambling in the army.
More than 3,100 immigrants passed
through the barge office at New York
on the 12th. Of these 940 arrived on
the Oceanic, 850 on the Ems, 320 on tha
Trave and 253 on the Alsatia.
An unconfirmed rumor prevailed in
London, on the 11th, that Conyngham
Green, the British diplomatic agent nt
Pretoria, had been assassinated. The
report, however, was discredited at
the colonial office.
Prof. Edward Orton, first president
of the Ohio State university and since
professor of geology, died suddenly at
his home in Columbus, O., while sitting
in his chair, at 3:45 p. m. on the 16th.
He was TO years of age.
The ocean cable companies announce
that messages exchanged with South
Africa are subject to censorship at
Aden, and that Natal's communication
with the Orange Free State and the
Transvaal is suspended.
The National Bank of Mexico, whicl
ha a capital and surplus of some $20,
000,000, is about to build a magnificent
edifice in the City of Mexico, probably
adopting the plan now becoming popu
lar, of steel frame structure with stone
Emperor William, it is authoritative
Jy ennounced, will not visit England
this year. He had made Queen Vic
toria a conditional promise to do so,
but the altered political complexion
has compelled his to abandon his in
tention.' Count Hohenan, commander of the
German gardes du corps, will go to
Spain on November 2, to present to
King Alfonso the decoration of the or
der" of the Black Eagle, which has been
conferred upon him by the German
Wm. Wallace Thayer, formerly gov
ernor and chief justice of Oregon, died
at his home near Portland, on the
16th, of cerebral congestion, aged 72
years. He was born in Livingston
county, Xew York, and went to Ore
gon in 1SG2.
Emperor William has sent a long
telegram of sympathy to Mrs. J. Bruce
Ismay, at Liverpool, on her husband's
illness, expressing the hope that Mr.
Ismay will recover, "as he is one of
the most prominent figures in the
The yachts Columbia and Shamrock
succeeded in getting a race, on the
ICtli, after many trials, the course be
ing 30 miles, the first half against and
the remainder with the wind, which
blew 12 miles an hour. The Columbia
finished nearly oi and a half miles
ahead of the Shamrock.
The press of Berlin point out that
at the recent reception to Gen. Ben
jamin Harrison, he was especially hon
ored by Emperor William, his majesty
even disregarding the rules of court
etiquette by seating Gen. Harrison at
the table of honor reserved for mem
bers of the royal families.
The British punitive expedition
ppoir.st the Fula tribes on the Leenu
river, who had stopped the river traffic
and murdered a number of boatmen,
returned to Lagos, West Africa,
l'.aVing destroyed eight towns after
piorsnged fighting. The nitives lost
1 tEvil-, and the British had light nien
At Ponce, Porto Rico, on the 13th,
the United States provisional court,
and a jury of prominent natives, con
vieled Izio Diaz, editor of El Com
itate (formerly La Bomba, which Gen.
Guy Henry suppressed), of sending ob-sc-enu-
matter through the in .v. Is. Diaz
was sentenced to 18 months' imprisou
rient, with a fine of $500.
At the session of the 13th of the So
rial'si congress, at Hanover, Hers
Bebel's resolution, declaring that the
party should remain what it is, name
ly, a class party, of which the histori
cal aim is to acquire political suprem
acy, and declaring that there is no rea
boii why it should alter its programme,
trctics or name, was adopted by a vote
cf 218 to 22.
Henry Herbert AsquUh, former Brit
ish home secretary, speaking at New
burgh, on the 12th, on the Transvaal
situation, and referring to the attitude
abroad, said: "The Americans have
Itejt forgotten, and I believe they will
not forget the attitude which thla
cotntry, almost alone among the na
tions, assumed towards them recently
when they were enduring times oi
crisis and emergency similar to those
which teem now before us."
NEWS IN BEIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The Windsor hotel at Hudson, N. Y.,
was destroyed by fire early on the
morning of the 15th, and Wallace C.
Hall, a drummer for a Philadelphia
publishing house, was suffocated. All
the other guests escaped in their night
clothes, losing their baggage. The
porter of the hotel, alone, saved the
lives of ten women. There were many
very narrow escapes. The property
loss exceeds $50,000.
The British ship St. Enoch, from
Panama, for San Francisco, was quot
ed, cn the 13th. as overdue, 15 per cent,
reinsurance being offered on the risk.
The Forty-eighth United States iu
lan1r (colored, mobilizing ::t Fort
'jhonins, Ky.. was filled to its maxi
mum on the 13th.
The authorities were informed, on
the 14th, from reliable sources that an
outbreak in the poorer districts of Ma
nila had been carefully planned for
daylight of the 15th. It failed to oc
cur, probably on account of the vig
orous measures enforced by the au
thorities, who had been fully advised
of the attempted uprising.
The latest news from the conflict in
South Africa, to the 15th, shows Kim
berley invested. Mafeking completely
isolated, railways cut and stations
seized and fortified by the Boers. It
was believed that prevailing rain and
snow storms would rob the ltocrs of
anticipated early successes.
Chaiinccy M. Depcw was asked, on
the 15th, when Ihe will of the late Cor
nelius Yanderbilt was likely to be pro
bated, and he replied that the matter
had not been decided by those directly
interested, and that no conference had
been held regarding the matter lately.
Conyngham Greene, from Pretoria.
Bad Consul Evans from Johannes
burg, have arrived at Cape Town. M:
Greene was accorded a magnificent re
ception. A crowd of 3,000 persons, who
had gathered, sang "Rule Britannia"
and "Cod Save the Queen."
The Lutheran seminary at Hamline.
Minn., midway between Minneapolis
and St. Paul, was dedicated, on the
15th, in the presence of an audience of
News comes from Apia that the na
tives have proclaimed Tainasese as
king, despits the recent agreement -if
the United States. Germany and Great
Britain to abolish the office.
Reports to the Springfield (111.)
State Journal from 50 correspondents,
representing a dozen counties of cen
tral lllinois.indicate that the corn crop
of the great corn belt of the state for
1S99, will not be more than SO per
cent, of an average crop. Immense
damage was done to the late corn by
Hie frost of September 28.
The South Carolina congressional
delegation is in receipt of a lengthy
letter signed by every cotton spinner
in the state in which the representa
tives are strongly urged to work for
a thorough application of the "open
door" policy in the east. The letter
recites that one-third of the raw prod
uct of the state is now consumed by
the domestic mills, and that with tin
completion of the mills now contem
plated within three years, the state
will withdraw from the market as a
cotton exporter, and consume its en
tire output at home.
Sixty-eight thousand dollars was
raised in New Yor!:. on the 151 h.
for the heathen. Women tore off their
jewels, and men their coats and vests,
throwing them to the collectors, and
shouting: "Glory to God!" and "Hal
lelujah!" as they contributed.
Carl Brown, who led Coxey's army
to Washington, and who arrived in
Wichita. Kas.. from eDnver, on his sec
ond march, on the 14th. declared the
march off, and notified his men thit
he would cro no further.
The soldiers and crew of the ar
mored train captured by the Boers
were taken prisoners, only one man,
the engine driver, escaping.
The union miners at Pana, 111., cele
brated the return of peace with a pa
rade and speech-making. The mer
chants and people of Pana and vicini
ty are also jubilant.
Huge works of masonary, sand nnd
rock, on which long-range guns will
be mounted, will le erected at San
A prairie lire raged over a territory
many miles in extent in the Dauphin
district, northwestern Manitoba, de
stroying houses, grain and farm prop
ty. The loss is heavy.
Rolx-rt D. Schultz, the millionaire
soap manufacturer, died at Zanesrille,
O.. of neuralgia of the heart.
A big stir has lieen made in the po
lice force of Berlin, the charge being
made that there is too much old fogy
ism and favoritism.
The United Slates consul at Pretoria
will care for British interest during
the South African war.jtist as England
looked after the safety of Americans
in Spain during the Spanish-Amenean
An itimatc friend of the Yanderbilt
family, who knows in a general way
the provisions of Mr. Yanderbilt's will,
says that the bulk of the $100,000,000
left by Cornelius Yanderbilt will be
confided to a trust for the equal bene
fit of all the children until the young
est, Gladys, nine years old, is of age.
The Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf
announced, on the 10th, that, effective
October 20, it will cut the rate of pack
ing house products to Galveston, Beau
mont and Houston, Tex., 13 cents per
hundred pounds. The old rate was
55 cents, and the Pittsburg & Gulf will
make it 42 cents.
The transport Sedgewick sailed, on
this 15th, from Havana for New York,
with the home battalion of the Second
artillery. She carried also 40 first class
passengers, SO discharged soldiers and
civilians. IS convalescents and nine
general prisoners for Fort Columbus.
Twenty-five carloads . of mules for
the Transvaal, purchased in the Kan
sas City (Mo.) market by the Engluh
government within the previous tea
days, were started for New Orleans
on the 10th. Another train load will
follow for the same point within a
A petition in bankruptcy was filed,
on the J6th, by Alfred R. Sax, a New
York city salesman, with liabilities of
$847,510, on notes made jointly by the
petitioner with Max and Julius Sax
and Adolph Blatz, in Nashville, Tenn.,
in 1801. No assets.
Ottmar Mergenthaler, the inventor
of the linetype machine, is seriously
ill at his home in Baltimore, Md. 11c
was born in Wurtemburg.Germany, on
May 10, 1854.
A petition in bankruptcy was filed in
New York, on the 16th, by Ida I. ami
May E. Jenkins. Liabilities, $312,753;
In official circles in Cape Town the
opinion prevails that Kimberley and
Mafeking, attacked by the Boers, are
sa f e.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
' Through an accident to the Sham
rock, shortly after starting in the race
set for the 17th, by which she was
rendered totally helpless, the Colum
bia, which sailed over the course and
finished within the time limit, won the
second of the series of races for the
America's cup. The accident was re
gretted by all, but by none more than
the Columbia's people, their vessel be
ing well ahead when the catastrophe
Maj. Frank Kidder Upham. treasur
er, acting quartermaster and commis
sary of the Soldiers' home at Santa
Monica, Cal., accidentally killed him
self on the 17th. He was about to take
a revolver from his desk, preparatory
to taking charge of a large sum of
money at the railroad depot, when in
some manner the weapon was dis
charged, the bullet passing through
At the Presidio in San Francisco, on
the 17th, Col. Wholly of the First
Washington volunteer regiment was
presented with a magnificent sword by
the men of his regiment, who adopted
this means of showing the esteem in
which they hold their colonel. Col
Wholly, who was deeply moved, ex
pressed his appreciation of the gift in
a few appropriate words.
Dr. Charles Tanner.nationalist merr.
ber of parliament for the middle divi
sion of Cork, was abusing the queen
and the Britsh soldiers, whereupon
one of the royal engineers knocked
him down, promising to repeat the
operation if Dr. Tanner would rise.
The Union Pacific Railway Co., filed
amended articles of incorporation
with the secretary of state of Nebras
ka, on the 17th. increasing? the capital
stock $32,718,600. bringing the total up
to $100,178,700. The fee paid the state
The Boers seized the telephone at
Modder river, on the 16th. and at
tempted to speak with Kimberley. hoj-
ing to learn the disposition of th
British forces there. The maneuver
was, however, discovered and frustrat
The Berlin Neuste Nachrichten de
clares that the colonial council h:H
adopted a resolution declaring it com
patible with German colonial interests
to abandon Samoa, in return for su!!:
The First Montana volunteer regi
ment was mustered out at San Fran
cisco, on the 17th. amid great enthusi
asm. CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Geo. B. Gullicksou and C. A. Aht
feirom and two negroes were killed by
the explosion of a threshing machini
boiler near Britton. S. 1).
Mrs. Bruce Crow ell, wife of a prom
incut farmer of Vernon county. Mo.
was thrown from a buggy and killed.
Frank Tolliver. a negro railway fire
man, saved a deaf man's life near Pint
The rumor continues that A. E. Still
well will resume control of the I'oil
Emperor William will not visit hit
grandmother, Victoria, this year.
P.radstreet's review says "trade is
In Chicago the rumor that the Pull
man Palace Car Co. hail secured con
trol of the Wagoner Palace Car Co
gave place to the rumor that the Wag
oner f-oniany will take over the Pull
The treasury has received a numbe-i
of applications for the anticipated in
terest on the bonds promised in th;
circular recently issued by Assistant
There is agitation in Mexico in favoi
of importing Chinese and East Inelint
coolies for plantation work, owing t
the scarcity of domestic labor.
At Mountain Grove. Mo.. Henry Holt
was hot and killed by Dave Branson
Holt had stabbed Branson's cripple
Two youthful tramps cut Mrs. J
Morrison's throat, near Knoxville
Tenn., then criminally assaulted her.
The Niedringhaus Bros., of St. Louis,
have sold 350.000 acres of timber ane?
mineral land in Tennessee.
Mrs. Bettie Mcllvain.daughter of tin
Jailer, prevented a jail delivery ai
Maysville, Ky. The prisoners badlj
cut her arms and hands.
R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly trade re
view says "industrial condition could
hardly be better.
The demand for Missouri apples for
export to Europe is greater that tha
Ozona,the principal town in Crockett
county. Tex., was visited by a bad fire,
which destroyed most of the business
Irry Inzer has begun suit for di
vorce at Pine Bluff, Ark., against W.
J. Inzer, after a month of wedded life.
The fortienth aniversary ef Bishop
Whipple's consecration as bishop ol
Minnesota was celebrated at St. Paul
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Earn Smith, well known in Callaway
James Chilton, one of Pike county'a
oldest and best-known citizens.
Mrs. Catherine Werreineyer, wife of
Win. Werremeyer, at St. Charles. ;
Maurice O'Connell, aged 100, the old
est citizen of Pettis county.
J. W. Gordon, a wealthy stock deal
er of Jefferson City.
Henry Flynn. aged 70, a class leader
in the M. E. church, at Sedaiia.
Mrs. Margaret Ferry, wife of John
Perry, an old and well-known resident
of St. Charles.
Robert Lee Roberts, near Sturgeon,
after a two weeks illness of typhoid
fever. He was 34.
John C. Gnugh, a resident of St.
Charles county for many years, aged
Missouri Lead and Zinc.
The following comparative state
ment by counties, prepared by State
Mine Inspector Q-iinly, will show the
difference in money value of lead and
zinc ores for the years ending June
30, 18U!), and June 30, 1808, for the
County. !Si9. ISflS.
Harry $ I.!m0 t l.ST:i
Christian -7 ZAU
Jiispei 5,5:7.112 S.OSj.TIj
Lawrence 7ffi.jT 3K2..H1
Madison Wi.-'So 122,!M,;:
Morgan u. Il'i
Pettis 12,-i0 UU!M
St Francois 2,041.iti ZMCVi
M i.shinirtoii CO.ftil C'.Ml
Total value of lead and
zinc 9,0.9E3 $3,938,373
The abouve shows an increase in
money value for these ores for 1800
over 1898 of $3,071,572, of which Jasper
county is credited with $2,441,(117, and
the remaining counties with $620,057.
The following table will show the in
crease or decrease in the ore product
of the four great producing counties
of the state for the present and last
Zinc. Lead. Zinc. Lea1.
tons. tons. i-ns. tons.
County. 1S9S. 19S. 1899. IsftS. Inc. Dec.
Jasper ....14S.5W 108.161 14.16S 15.917 40.349 1.74S
Lawrence 22.55S 1U.472 2W 65 6.USB 3J
Newton .. 14,201 11.35S 1.7(51 9S2 2,843 ...
St Fr'c's 49.057 51,011 1.951
Total .7 49.27S 3,319
lai decreased n9 tons.
Good Jnalstr of Hnman Xature.
Mrs. Corneila Street, who had been
expected to play the part of star wit
ness in the trial of Alexander Jester,
the octoeenarian charged with the
murder of Gilbert Yates, son of the
Chicago millionaire, did not take the
stand in ihe preliminary trial at Paris.
Ex.-Gov. Johnson argued with the re
maining counsel for the state that a
woman who would betray a brother,
would not give unprejudiced testi
mony, and that Mrs. Street's testimony
would prove detrimental, and it was
decided to follow his advice. It was
Mrs. Street who caused the arrest of
her brother in Oklahoma. 27 years af
ter he escaped from Missouri. She
says that Jester squandered her money
nd threatened to kill her.
More Mole for Smith Africa.
Twenty-five carloads of mules for
Ihe Transvaal, purchased in the Kim:
ya City market by the English gov
ernment, were started for New Or
leans the oilier day. Another train
lead will follow for the same point
within a few days. An estimate on
500 tons of hay for use in the South
African campaign was also made.
The Y. M. C. A.
The twenty-third annual convention
of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion of Missouri will be held at
Springfield. November 9 to 12. Each
local association in the state is en
titled to unlimited r presentation, and
entertainment will be provided for alt
MronK in Missouri.
In Missouri the Knights of Pythias
have a strength approximating 21.000.
The order was introduced in the state!
by Robert Roth of Pennsylvania, 29
years ago, at Kansas City.
More Zinc Property Sold.
The famous T. N. Perry mining
lease in the east part of Joplin has
been sold by Hugh Mclntloe and W. A.
Hacker to a New York syndicate for
Bnnkem to Meet at Shelbina.
The Missouri Bankers' association,
Group No. 1, which -omprises the ten
counties of the First c-ongressional
district, will meet at Shelbina, Octo
Wealthy Farmer an,l SfocW Raiser.
William H. Yov.ell, a wealthy farmer
and stock raiser, and prominent in
secre-t societies, died, a few days ago,
at Licking, Texas county.
Found Dt-ml in lied.
Pafrick Stead, formerly sheriff of St.
Louis, was found elead in heel. He was
52, and came from Ireland, where he
was a school-teacher.
Found Indian Skeletons.
Workmen unearthe-d an old Indian
cemetery on King hill, St. Joseph, anil
brought, forth many skeletons. One
tiiear.urcd seven feet.
From a IMe.tv.
Aithur Bnvd, a prosperous young
farmer of St. Genevieve county, died
frcm the effects of a blow received in
light at a dance.
Cntflddled All Comer.
Ferd. Tavlor and Arthur Terry out-
fiddled all comers at the old settlers
reution at Huntsville, and were win
ners of the contest.
Was Shot Through the Heart.
Kebert Hays, a voting man of Tin
ner Grove, Rav county, resisted ar
rest, and was shot through the heart
by an officer.
A HOT CEASE AFTER ROBBERS.
Three Poaaea In Pursuit One Rob-
ber Killed and One Wound ed
it ad Mardered an American.
Nogales, Ariz., Oct. 18. Word was
received Monday at the sheriffs office
from Harshaw, this county, that a
party of bandits campeel in the Pata
gonia mountains had for some days
been robbing and plundering farms
and ranches in the vicinity. A traveler,
who had been apprehended by the rob
bers also came into town and reported
having seen 50 gallons of contraband
mescal in the mountains near the camj
of the bandits.
A report was also received that an.
American had been shot by the rob
bers. The sheriff organized a posse and
left Monelay night, calculating to ar
rive at Harshaw about daylight.
Yesterday forenoon a telegram from
Flewelling, brought the news of a
fight between the posse and the ban
dits at elaylight yesterday morning.
One of the bandits was killed and an
other wouneled. None of the posse was
injured. The robbers took flight to
ward the international boundary line.
In respone to a telegram another
posse was organized, and left at noon
yesterday with the hope of intercept
ing the robbers. The horses of the
Flewelling posse gave out, and the
men, consequently, were unable to fol
low the trail. A posse also will coma
out from Nogales, Sonora, to take the
trail of the robbers should they sue
eeed in escaping across the line.
TEE SAM0AN ISLANDS.
The Question Will be Settled by Di
viding; Them Between Germany,
Fnsland and Inited State.
New York. Oct. 18. A Washington
special to the Herald says: Negotia
tions have been commenced between
the three powers signatory to the
British treaty (England, Germany and
the United States), contemplating a
permanent settlement of the Samoan
question by partitioning the islands.
The Story From Berlin.
New York, Oct. 18. A dispatch to
the Herald from Berlin says: The
Schlesische Zeitung announces that a
new proposal has been put forward
regarding the Samoan question. En
gland has offered Germany compensa
tion if she will renounce Upolu. The
agriarian organ adds that it is not im
possible that Germany will accept the
proposal, provided that a very high
indemnity is paid. The foreign office
intimates the report in the Schleische
Zeitung is an indescretion, and is not
quite exact. It is true that England
made the proposal in question, but it
was declined. As a consequence the
North German Gazette declares that
Germany's position on the Samoan
question remains unchanged. In re
garel to the question of compensation
to individuals, both Germany and En
gland have agreed to appeal to arbi
tration, if they fail to come to an
agreement otherwise. The e-onsent ot
the United States to this course ha-
not arrived, but there is no tloubt that
the reply will be favorable.
Wonld Sell Ont for a Confederation
Berlin, Oct. 18. The Neuste Nach
richten declares that the colonial coun
cil has adepteel a resolution eU'cIuring
it compatible with German colonial in
terests to abandon Samoa, in return
for sufficient intlemnifieation.
Sot the Policy of the Government.
Berlin. Oct. 18. The National Zei
tung. which confirms the statement of
the Neuste Nachrichten. says:
"This,' however, is jiot the view of
the imperial government, whose policy
is elirecteel now, as hitherto to nequir
ing at least Upolu islanel."
DEWEY TO VISIT ATLANTA.
The Gallant Admiral Will be the
GueHt of Georgia's Capitwi
City ext Week.
Washington, Oct. 18. A committee;
representing the citizens of Atlanta,
accompanied by Representative Liv
ingston, of Georgia, calleel upon Ad
miral Dewey, to arrange the details
of his trip to Atlanta. It was deended
that, in company with Lient. Brumby,
who is to be presented with a sword
by the city of Atlanta, and a citizens
committee, the aelmiral will leave
Washington next Monday night, arriv
ing at Atlanta Tuesday evening. lie
will review the military display in At
lanta, take part in the presentation of
the sworel, and attend the dinner to
be given by the Capital club.
SPRING VALLEY MINERS OUT.
Two Thousand Miners Employed by
the Sprina; Valley Coal Co. Called
Ont by President Hunter.
Spring Valley, 111., Oct. 18. State
President J. M. Hunter arrived here
Morday night on the call of the execu
tive committee of this district, and
called a strike of the 2,000 miners em
ployed by the Spring Valley Cexil Co.
The men all struck, and the supply of
ccal from this point will- drop 5,000
tons daily until a settlement is made.
The difficulty which brought on the
strike is alleged to have been the re
fusal of General Manager Dalzell to
stop union dues at the company office.
BRUSH WITH FILIPINOS.
One American and n Xumber of Fill.
plnoa Killed Carts and Ammu
Alanila, Oct. 17, 10:25 p. m. Bell'i
regiment, moving from a positioi
northwest of Bacolor, this morning.
drove the enemy out of Porac. One
American was killed and one wound
ed. The Filipinos lost a number ol
killod and wouneled. The Americans
captured two bulleick carts of ammunition.
HARD FIGHTING IN PROGRESS
Battle Raged All Day Xorth of Mala
kins Boers Attaek mm Arm-
ored Train. . ,
London, Oct. 18. A special dispatch
frcm Pretoria, elated October H, by
vay of Delagoa Bay, says: ' ' - -
A cyclist dispatch was received from.
nttnHfinen nparMalmani. at six oclicc-
last evening, asserting that heavy
fighting had been in progress all day
long north of Mafeking. The British
troops on board an armoreel train act
id as a covering force to military engi
neers, engaged in repairing the track.
A maxim on the train kept up a con
Conspicuous bravery was displayed
Dn both sides; but it soon became ap
parent that the rifles of the burghers
were ineffective against an armored
train. The latter, however, was one-e
forced to retreat before a particularly
strong assault; but it soon returned
accompanied by a British mounted
contingent, and the fiehtins- was re
Fighting still continues. te Boers,
holding their positions well. A elozen
Boers were killed or wounded, but the
British casualties can not be ascer
tained. Heavy firing can lie he-arel south ot
f m ffh ! n it wri i Ipn t'ronif"s. ram.
mando is operating.
A corps ot experienced continental
engineers, former officers, has left
Pretoria for the southwestern borders,,
escorted by a commando of picked
Boer shots. It is probably intended
for large dynamiting- operations.
A big engagement is expected short-
ly in the vicinity of Ladysmith. The
forces of Commandant Piet Yys are
encampee! on a mountain overlooking
Utndee, frcm which point they will
lie able to observe the movements of"
he British troops.
Mnst Have Sunpeeted Treaehery.
London, Oct. 18. According to a dis- -jatch
from Pretoria, the Transvaal .
government received an offer from a
wealthy European recently to supply
a fleet of completely-equippe-d torpedo .
boats for the purpose of blowing up -the
British transports on arriving iu
South African waters. The offer was .
Ko Xews of Importance Received. -
London. Oct. 18. The war office is-.
dee issued the following bulletin re
garding the situation in South Africa .
It seven o'clock last evening:
"No news of any importance has
seen received since yesterday's notice." '
A Cute Trlek Fustrated.
Cape Town, Oct. 18. The Boers
seized the telephone at Moelder river
(klonday evening, and attempted tj
(peak with Kimberley. hoping to
learn the disposition of the British
forces there. The maneuver was dis
;ovcred and frustrated.
All Have Responded.
London, Oct. 18. Yesterday was tha
last day for the reserves to rejoin the
:olors, anel the latest reports fiom the
principal centers show that virtually
til the reserves have presenteel them- -selves.
COLUMBIA WINS SECOND HEAT.
The Shamrock Crowd on Too Mucla
Sail and Becomes Hopelessly
New York. Oct. 18. The topmast of
the cup challenger Shanirejck was car
rieel away 25 minutes after the big sin
flesticker hael crosseel the starting line
yesterday, anel her enormous club sail,
nith its 3,000 fe-et of canvas, came rat
tling down on the eleck, le-aving her a .
hopeless cripple. No amount ef pluck
sr courage could face such a catastro
phe, anel Capt. Hogarth immediately
phandoneel the race, towing back io
Hie ane-horage after he had cleared
jway the wren-kage.
Went it Alone.
The Columbia continueel over the
course alone, placing to her credit the
second of the races for the America's
The accident to the Sha:nreH-k ruined
the race anel cause-el the keenest regret
among the ynchtmen anel the thou
sanels of sightseers who were on hanel
to witness what had promised to be a
An Ironclad Rule.
It is unfortunate that the defender
should have been the beneficiary of au
accident, as there is little glory in
be-ating a cripple, but the rule is iron-t-lad.
If crippled before the start, time
fer repairs is allowed, but ence ov.?r
the line", if anything carries away the
sufferer must make such repairs as he
can. or if renelereel hors ele combat, as .
the Shamrock was yesterela y, he must
ake the conseeptene-es.
More Raeinic than They Want.
London, Oct. is. The Daily News,
referring, ia an editorial crtie-Ie this .
morning, to the contest be-tween the
Shamrock and the Columbia, says:
"We are getting more racing than
we want at New York just r.ow. Our
corresponelent says the Columbia had
the race well in hand when the acci
dent to the Shamrock happened, and
that her captain proved a superior
tactician. There was something pro
phetic in the Yankee caricature of
poor John Bull toiling in vain to lift
the trophy from the grorjid."
Had Probably Seen Mother lae it.
Geneva, Neb., Oct. 18. The children,
of Jacob Hofferber, a boy of 11 and
girls of eight anel two years, tried to
light a fire while their parents were
absent, using coal oil. An explosion
followed, throwing burning oil over
them. The eldest girl dieil soon after
being rescued. The loy is elying and
'he baby, it is thought, can net live.
San Francisco. Oct. IS. The First
Montuna volunteer regiment was mus--tereel
from the service yesterela v amte! .