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Weather for T 9 a *^F/FY
Fuft-, Sl^jjjtly Warmer.
England Declines to Talk Silver.
No Verdict Yet in Lnetgert Case.
British Capture a Pass.
Blanco AsUh for Time.
Gen. Tracy's Plan Given a Boost.
Amended Complaint in Dorr Case.
Bank o>f .Minn. Reorganization.
A Woman's Idea of Alaska.
BucccsHor of Judge Russell Named.
Blue Eartn Family Annihilated.
News of the Northwest.
New Union Deyot Needed.
. Day's Social Gossip.
Yale Narrowly Escaped Defeat.
Patchcn Breaks a Record.
Day's Sporting Events.
liieht on Building Association Law.
Bulls Aggressive in Stock Deals.
Bar Silver, 59 l-4c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago*, 01 l-2c.
"World's Markets Reviewed.
Vanderbilts W T ill Get the IT. Po
Pope Upholds Mgr. Schroder.
Bishops Consider Color Question.
Wants of the People.
New Receivers for Volkszeltnng.
Hew Trial in Steenerson Case.
News of the Courts.
Recorder Montgomery Returns.
Met— "Never Again," 8.15.
Grand— "A Boy Wanted," 8.15.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Westernland, Ant
werp; Majestic, Liverpool; Werra, Genoa.
Sailed: Paris, Southampton; Kensington,
Antwerp; BTittannlc, Liverpool.
BREMEN— Arrived: Stuttgart, New York;
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Trave, Bremen;
fit Louts, New York.
LI VERPOOL— Arrived: Teutonic, New
York. Sailed: Rhynland, Philadelphia.
ROTTERDAM— Arrived : Rotterdam, New
PHILADELPHIA— Arrived: Alesla, Ham
BALTIMORE— SaiIed: Munchen, Bremen.
ROTTERDAM— SaiIed : Spaarndam, New
Levi M. Shaw claims that he will
carry lowa by 40,000. Oh, Shaw !
It begins to look as if the chalnless
bicycle would work as well as the
The Austrian unterhaus isn't the
only congress that should be called to
order with a club.
The weather forecaster is in a cave
of gloom. The best weather he gets
Isn't fit for publication.
Minneapolis is still drawing cycle
path plans. The town may have some
cycle paths some other year.
Henry George calls this a republic
of tramps and millionaires. In which
crowd do you stack up, Henry?
John Sherman does one thing every
morning as soon as he reaches his of
fice — denies that he has resigned.
Prof. Andree might at least have
gent the balloon back so that his rela
tives could collect his life insurance.
If we can't have a capitol built of
Minnesota stone, we can have it built
from quarries owned by Minnesota
New York's 400 is wailing because it
has no leader. It is in a position to
mingle its tears with those of the Pop
Queen Victoria would no doubt slap
Oom Paul's face If she could get near
enough to him for calling her "that
Mr. Pullman's fortune Is estimated
at at least $30,000,000. This ought to
put an end to the rumor that the sleep-
Ing car business doesn't pay.
Manager Comiskey is out signing
players whose names are not in the
base ball directory. Perhaps he is get-
ting these youngsters for Minneapoli
Virginia is raising Its second crop of
strawberries. The old state has al
ready raised three crops of cayenne
pepper and an election is close at hand.
The owner of the famous horse Dom
ino has erected a fine stone over the
equine's grave. It is liable to be that
horseman's fate to get no tombstone
No Democrat who desires the suc
cess of his party will place a stone in
the path of Mayor Doran in his can
didacy for, the Republican nomination
f for governor.
The velocity of a cannonball can
now be told to a second's infinitesimal
fraction. No more people, however,
than usual will stand in front of them
when in motion.
Who says Mayor Strong, of New
York, isn't a noble-hearted fellow? He
won $50 from Lem Quigg at poker the
other evening, and the next day con
tributed it to the Cuban cause.
A St. Louis paper pokes fun at St.
Paul for fixing the official price of
kisses at $25. What right have you
to laugh at us? Last Missouri quota
tions showed that one man down there
had sold his wife to another for $15.
A new use has been discovered for
gas. A swarm of bees took posses
leion of a New Jersey church. The
aexton closed the windows and doors,
■with the exception of one small open
ing, and turned on the gas. The bees
bad business elsewheVe as fast as their
Wings could carry them.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
m ■ si 1 1.
NO SIGNS OF A
The Men in Whose Hands Luetgert's Life
Rests Unable to Agree.
JUDGE TUTHILL ALSO IS DETERMINED.
If Necessary He Will Keep the Jury Out
CHICAGO, Oct. 20.— At 8:10 o'clock to
right it was announced from the office
of State's Attorney Deneen that there
would be no verdict in the Luetgert
case before the court convened tomor
row morning. Judge Tuthill went home
early in the evening, leaving matters
with State's Attorney Deneen, who was
to send him word in case a verdict
should be reached during the early
part of the evening. The attorneys for
the defense also left matters with Mr.
Deneen and went home to await any
word that might come from the jury
Attorney Phalen, the junior counsel
for the defense, was around the state's
attorney's office for a short time and
then took his departure. He made a
call on the state's attorney and poking
his head inside the door, queried brief
"Nothing," said Mr. Deneen, with a
weary smile which Mr. Phalen returned
as he hurried from the doorway.
State's Attorney Deneen, pale-faced
and red-eyed from long lack of sleep,
sat In his office until 8:30, and then an
nounced that he would wait no longer
and gave orders that his office be
"I shall wait no longer," he said,
"and there is no need for anybody
waiting after I leave. I agreed with
Judge Tuthill and the attorneys for
the defense to remain here until 8:30
to receive the announcement if a ver
dict should be reached. In the event
of an agreement I was to send word to
the judge and the opposition counsel
and they would come to court for the
purpose of receiving the verdict. It
was understood that if the jury did
not send word of a verdict by 8:30, the
building should be closed and every
thing should go over until 9:30 tomor
rom morning. No word has come and
if the jury does arrive at a verdict, it
will not be heard and no announce
ment of the verdict being reached will
be sent out from the jury room. There
is absolutely no chance now of any
thing being heard from the twelve men
before tomorrow morning at the
For a time tonight It was rumored
that if the jury had not agreed by to
morrow it would be discharged as
soon as it reported its inability to reach
a verdict. This, however, is not the
case. It is the firm determination of
Judge Tuthill to keep the jury until
Saturday night or late Saturday after
noon before he permits them to go
with a disagreement. He has announced
that both state and defendant have
spent so much money and time and the
case has been so long and difficult to
try, that he will not consent to the
discharge of the jury until there is
absolutely no hope whatever of a ver
dict being reached.
The jury stands about where it stood
twenty-four hours ago. Reports vary
from nine for the death penalty to
three for acquittal, to eleven for death
and one for acquittal. The one juror
holding out for Luetgert is Harley, and
it is thought that if he would change
front there would be little time lost
in arriving at a verdict. Juror Hola
bird is also credited with favoring the
acquittal of the prisoner, but it is
thought he will come around quickly
if Hartley could be induced to vote
for conviction. The feeling among the
juros who are in favor of the death
penalty is high against Harley, and
they have done some very plain talking
to him. At one time this morning they
even sent for Judge Tuthill to know
among other things if eleven men could
compel one man to vote with them, or
if a verdict would be valid if but elev
en men signed it. This is the Incident
that gave to the state the idea that
there was but one man standing be
tween Luetgert and a death sentence.
Some of the jurors wanted to throw
out the evidence of the Schimpke sis
ters—Emma and Gottlieba. These are
the witnesses who testified that they
saw Mrs. Luetgert walking to the sau
sage factory with her husband on the
night of May 1. Judge Tuthill told the
jury tiiat no evidence in the case, not
stricken out before it went to the jury
could now be excluded.
IN BETTER HUMOR.
Refreshing slumber put the jurors in
the famous case in better spirits and
good humor. The breakfast served this
morning was received with less com
plaint than was heard yesterday morn
ing. But after it had been disposed of
there did not seem to be any desire on
the part of the jurors to resume the
struggle with the problem of life or
death for Adolph L. Luetgert.
Judge Tuthill appeared at the court
building at a few minutes after 10
o'clock, and when the door of his room
was opened for him, about a dozen re
porters dodged in. Before the bailiffs
could close the door, a half hundred
men made a rush for the court room.
They were hardly seated before a half
dozen bailiffs again cleared, the room.
The judge Immediately retired to his
private chamber, but none of the law
yers followed him.
Judge Tuthill called the jury into
court at 10:30 a. m.
Ten minutes later the judge sent for
the prisoner, and Luetgert was taken
up the back elevator in the building
and into court.
Luetgert was retured to the jail a
few minutes after 11 o'clock. As he
passed down the corridor to his cell, he
was plied with questions from a dozen
reporters. His demeanor implied that
he had heard nothing bad.
"They didn't do anything in there,"
he said. "They sent for me, and said
I had to be in court, when anything of
the kind went on. I went in, but they
did not do a thing. It is a disagree
ment, sure," said the noted prisoner,
as he walked springingly into his cell.
The jury was detained for some time
after *he prisoner was returned to jail.
The star chamber conference in the
court room was sought by the members
THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1897.
of the jury. State's Attorney Deneen
gave the facts to the Associated Press.
"I had barely reached my office this
morning," said Mr. Deenen, "when I
was informed that my presence was
desired in the court room, and that
the Luetgert jury had a report or
something of that nature to make to
the judge. Judge Tuthill, ex-Judge
Vincent and Attorney Phalen had been
notified, and were in the court room,
•wb~n T reached it.
"Luetgert was sent for, and came
into court cool and smiling. Then the
I WONDER IF I CAN KEEP THE ST. PAUI, COUNCIL HYPNOTIZED UNTIL NEXT CENTURY."
GENERfIL TRfIGY'S GfIMPfIIGN GIVEN fl BOOST.
Speeches Delivered by Secretary Bliss and Gov. Black for the Re
publican Nominee— Break in the George Ranks Closed.
NEW TOR.X, Oct. .20.— Gen. Ben
jamin F. Tracy, candidate for mayor,
Secretary of the Interior Cornelius N.
Bliss and Gov. Frank N. Black, ad
dre&sed an audience of 1,500 persons at
a Republican meeting held tonight in
the Lenox Lyceum here. Secretary
Bliss, in the course of his remarks,
"There are two candidates in this
town standing on the Chicago platform
— one squarely, the other not saying
much about it, but standing there just
the same. There has been criticism
about men coming from Washington
and Ohio and Nebraska and other
places to speak to the people of New
York. I thought I had a right as a
citizen of this town to come. I have
seen Senators Thurston and Foraker
come here before, and some of our
friends who now criticise them for
coming were then glad to see them.
They did not come to tell you what
to do, but to find what you are going to
do. The state of Kansas is raising
money for George's campaign. A fund
to elect George is being contributed
by Kansas people. I can say that I
hear from all over the country what
is New- York going to do. They ask:
"Are the people of New York going
back on what they did last year?"
That is the question. There is but one
thing for the great Republican party
In this state to do. It is to get behind
Gen. B. F. Tracy, elect him mayor of
this great city and guarantee for four
years honest government in every way,
and concurrence with the country in
honest money and the killing of an
archism and everything that goes with
the Chicago platform."
When Gen. Tracy rose to speak he
met with an ovation, but it was not
as lasting as the one he got when he
entered with Mr. Bliss. Gen. Tracy,
in his speech, dwelt largely on Brook
lyn politics, and made an argument
against the Citizens' Union.
Gov. Frank Black, of New York, was
the next speaker. He said, in part:
This 13 not the time for honest men to
keep their faces from the light. We are Just
emerging from a period so critical that Its
ful significance -will not be seen for m&ny
years. We have only passed the pom where
disaster seemed almost certain; we are slow
ly gaining, but are still within reach of that
disaster If through indifference or design
we invite it to return. If this year we relax
a single effort, or do but little where we
might do more, we are no wiser than he,
who stricken with fever, yields himself to
folly and Imprudence at the first sign of
Less than a year ago the whole country
was engaged In a political contest, almost
the gravest in its history. Men were then
aroused as only war had ever aroused them
before. The menace Tittered at the Chicago
convention In July had, before November,
driven thousands from the association of a
lifetime and had forced them with new al
liances to meet the peril then impending.
jury was brought in. It was apparent
at once who had been holding the jury.
Judge Tuthill inquired if the Jtiry had
any communication to make. Juror
Rarley was on his feet in a jiffy and
began asking questions. He desired in
structions on questions of fact. Harley
■wanted to know If it was possible to
leave out certain evidence altogether
exclude it entirely — and then consider
the other evidence, and make up a
verdict from it. This query excited
the laughter of those who were opposed
to Harley, and it was noticeable that
nine of the jurors laughed. Judge Tut
hill said that the question was an im
proper one for him to answer.
" 'You have your instructions,' said
his honor. 'Note the reading of them.
You will find that nearly all of them
contain the language and, if, after con
sideration of all the evidence, you find
beyond a reasonable doubt, etc' That
should be sufficient. The court cannot
now instruct you upon a question of
fact. You will retire to your jury room
and return to further consideration of
the case.' "
The same arrangements that were
made yesterday, with regard to the re
ception of a possible verdict prevailed
today. Judge Tuthill left the criminal
court immediately after the scene in
the court room. He went to his home
on Jackson boulevard, and it was
agreed that he should be notified at
once In case the jury signified that
a verdict had been reached.
Ex-Judge Vincent and Attorney
Phalen went to their offices down
town, and kept in toucn with tele
phone communication all day.
At 12:30 Judge Tuthill'? court was
converted into a dining room. Sev
eral tables, which during the trial had
been piled high with books, bones and
papers, were coverod by snowy linen,
and the bailiffs busied themselves
"setting the table." Hucre baskets of
food and cans of coffee were hoisted
up in the freight elevator and brought
into the room. Dinner was :ailod a
few minutes before 1 o'clock, and the
jury, escorted by the two bailiffs, en
tered and took their seats. They t-vi
dently enjoyed the meal, judging from
their time at the table. It was some
time later before they retired and
were once more locked up.
After the jury had been sent back
They had heard all their lives of issues in
political campaigns, but those of last year
were not questions of policies, or of men, as
they had been mainly heretofore, but issues
that involved the permanence of government,
the safety of society, and when these things
are reached and lost the true friends of the
republic may well be fearful for its future.
The heresies that were loud and defiant last
year have not been converted or subdued.
They are active, hopeful and determined, and
desertions from their ranks are few. Tho3e
who are now falling down or retiring from
the fight or interpreting visions of their own,
come mainly from the ranks of those who
then fought for order and the supremacy of
law. It is a strange element in human na
ture that cements together those who pursue
an evil object while the friends of a Just
cause will soon grow weak and scatter.
Contests are now waging in many states
and cities of this country. The same army
that threatened us last fall is again abroad,
under the same commanders, in the same
cause, with the same purposes, but moving
in smaller groups. Every victory its soldiers
win now in separate companies, every ele
ment of strength you permit them to acquire
in detachments, will be used against you In
every contest hereafter, when their forces
are massed again in one complete and per
chance victorious army. The issues now are
the issues of last year. There has been no
attempt to change them, and they are not
even disguised by phraseology. In every spot
where the fight is on it is waged on the lines
of St. Louis and Chicago. Socialism, an
archy, junk money, and every wild-eyed hy
brid that stared through the Chicago plat
form of a year ago will gather in knots
next month around the polling places of this
republic. He who pretends that anarchy is
dangerous only once in four years, that re
pudiation is dishonest only in national elec
tions, and is willing at other times to keep
them company, is himself a dangerous citi
zen and unworthy of his privileges. You can
not divorce a city from the state, a state from
the country, any more than you can divorce
a citizen from his community. AH are inter
woven and dependent. A man who does not
realize this fundamental truth, self-evident,
and so necessary to our preservation and
our growth, does not understand the basis
of the government in which we live.
Yet in these times we are told that politi
cal contests should be fought upon non-po
litical lines. I utterly repudiate that declara
tion. I believe in the principles of the Re
publican party, not for a day or a year, not
with intermittent and varying fidelity, but
for all time, as the best expression of a po
litical creed, and as the safest guide to those
who, enjoying the marvelous rights to citi
zenship, would prepare themselves to meet
its grave demands. I believe in partisanship
always, for, when devoted to noble purposes,
It attains the plane of patriotism. It should
never fall into disuse through indifference on
our part or through the false persuasion of
those who would overcome us when they have
lulled us to sleep.
A George meeting in the Brooklyn
Academy of Music tonight called forth
an audience which filled the big build-
Ing to overflowing. The principal at
traction was the appearance in Brook
lyn of Henry George, for the first time
during the campaign. Mr. George was
received with tremendous cheering, at
the conclusion of which he began an
address that was interrupted repeated
ly by prolonged applause. He made his
customary appeal to the "true Democ
racy" in the name of Thomas Jefferson.
A second meeting was held in the
Clermont avenue rink, Brooklyn, where
an immense audience was addressed by
to their room they argued loudly for a
time and were at it hard and fast
when lunch time arrived. There was
some loud talking during the progress
of the meal, Bhowing that work was
Koing on at the table. During the
afternoon there w%ls no sign of a ver
dict and no word of any kind came
from or went Into the little room where
the jurors were locked up. At times
loud talking could be heard and the
tone indicated anything but an at
mosphere of harmony. Hour after
hour the state's attorney and Luet
gert's counsel waited, but no word
came out. At 7 o'clock dinner was
taken to the jurors and then they
ceased work for the night.
The cots were, after dinner was over,
Quickly put up in the small rooms ad
joining the court room and it was not
long before each held a juror or a
bailiff, and work was over for the
There is very little thought but of
a disagreement. The general opinion
that Harley will prove firm to the end
and he may keep Holabird with him.
The counsel for the defense still stick
to their assertion of a coming acquit
tal, but Attorney Phalen says "disa
greement" as often as he says "ac
quittal." The state is now looking for
a disagreement, having small hope
that Harley will agree to a conviction
and certainly not to the death penalty.
The state's attorney is, however, con
fident that the jury will be with him
to the extent of ten to two, or eleven
to one. "I will have ten of them, I
feel sure," he said tonight, "although
it is possible that I may have only
nine — but nine will be for the state
without the slightest doubt. If a dis
agreement is the result of the trial
the case will be tried again as soon as
Mr. Deneen is a hard fighter and he
smiled grimly tonight when asked if
he intended to try the case again.
"Why, most certainly we will," he
said, "and we will put up a stronger
case against him the second. time than
we have on this trial. Then, Mrs.
Luetgert will haA-e had just so much
more time in which to show up, and
as of course she will not do that, it
will be worse for Luetgert than it is
Mr. George and ex-Congressman Tom
L. Johnson, of Ohio. Seth I,ow ad
dressed a large meeting in Flushing
tonight. The executive committee of
the Manhattan Democracy so-called
Steckler Democracy— unanimously in
dorsed the Citizens Union ticket tonight
and issued an address to the people
giving the reason for so doing. The
Steckler Democracy has more than
once polled 30,000 votes, and is com
posed of Germans.
The breach in the Henry George
ranks, caused by the refusal of the
United Democracy to indorse the Citi
zens union and of the Jeffersonian
Democracy ticket and later Henry
George's refusal to allow his name to
appear at the head of the United Demo
cracy ticket was healed tonight in a
conference between the United Demo
cracy and the Henry George campaign
committee. Mr. George will receive
the full support of the United Demo-
Politicians of all sorts are greatly in
terested in the probable effect of the
bitterness displayed in municipal poli
tics upon the results in the state at
large. The effects principally discussed
are those affecting the chances of Wal
lace and Parker, respectively the Re
publican and Democratic nominees for
chief Judge of the court of appeals, and
those of the legislative candidates in
dividually. It is conceded that the bit
terness developed between the parti
sans of Low and Tracy, if not strong
er than that between George and Tam
many, is in more evidence and more
likely to be more widespread in its
results. Straight Democrats claim
though they can give no substantial
basis for their assertion— that Parker
will run so far ahead of Wallace in
Greater New York as to insure his elec
Already there are charges of trading
in legislative candidates, and the
length and complexity of the ballots
cannot fail to confuse the more illiter
ate voters. Conservative men are be
ginning to comment on the belittleing
of the George vote by leaders of the
regular parties, and recall to attention
the vote of 1886, in which the single
taxer received more than 65,000, when
before no one would concede him a
third of that. The deduction the Con
servatives make is that George will
surprise the minimizers of 1897 if he
confounded those of 18S6.
Richard Croker is credited with the
prediction that Van Wyck will have
a plurality of 75,000, and that 50,000 is
safe to bet on. Meanwhile, there is
much more talk of wagers and orders
than there is outward visible signs of
betting, and actual placing of money
has not as yet begun to any marked
, — -«■»-
Scottish Rite Masons.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.— The morning
session of the convention of the supreme
council of the Scottish Rite for the southern
Jurisdiction was largely consumed in the elec
tion of members to the thirty-third degree.
Knights commander. Royal court, were also
PRICE TWO CENTS— T#^"V>
111 I U MIL unHßu US Ulmlß
Highlanders Garry a Pass Held by Tribes
men with a Gallant Dash*
Fop a Time Victory Trembled In the Bal
ance, with the Chances Against
SIMLA, Oct. 20.— According to advices
from Fort Lockhardt, the tribesmen
having occupied Dargal Ridge, which
commanded Chagru, on the Samana
range, Gen. Sir Yeatman-Biggs sent
the second division this morning to dls
lcdge them. The position was a very
strong one, on the summit of a precipi
tous hill, reached only by a single
path along which the attacking force,
consisting of the Gurkha regulars and
the Dorsetshire regiment, was obliged to
climb in Indian file, three batteries
meanwhile shelling the Sangars.
The British suffered a temporary
check when they reached the open
space and were exposed to an accurate
fire After a prolonged artillery fire,
elected today, and the degrees will be con-
Ing thirty-third degree and knights com
ing thirty-third degree and Knights com
mander was completed, the council proceeded
with the work of revising the statutes.
New Conimantler-iii-Clilef of the
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 20.— The
thirteenth annual meeting of the of
ficers of the Order of Loyal Legion of
the United States was held today in
the rooms of the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania. Only routine business
was transacted, and all new business
was referred to committee, after which
officers were elected as follows: Com
mander-in-chief, Rear Admiral Ban
croft Gherardi, U. S. N. ; senior vice
commander-in-chief, Brig. Gen. Selden
Connor, Maine: Junior vice command
er-in-chief, Maj. Gen. John R. Brooke,
<XJ. S. A.; recorder-in-chief. Brevet
Lieut. John P. Nicholson, Pennsylva
nia; registrar-in-chief, Brevet Maj.
William P. Puxford, District of Colum
bia; treasurer-in-chlef, Col. Cornelius
Cadle, of Ohio, and chaplain-in-chief,
Rev. Henry Hopkins, D. D. The new
council-in-chief consists of Brevet
Brig. Gen. J. M. Brown, of Maine; Col.
Arnold A. Rand. Massachusetts; Brevet
Maj. George W. Chandler, Michigan;
Lieut. Col. Charles W. Davis and Col.
Nelson Cole. James Snyder Mackie, of
Newark, N. J., was elected companion
Hypnotism Is Barred.
Special to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 20.— The common
council tonight passed an ordinance prohibit
nig hypnotic or any like performances inside
the city limits. The action is the outcome of
the recent hypnotic craze among school chil
ENGLAND'S fINSWER IS NO.
Formally Communicated to the American
LONDON. Oct. 20.— Lord Salisbury
tonight sent to Ambassador Hay the
reply of the British government to the
proposals of the American bimetallic
special commission headed by Senator
Wolcott. It Is a diplomatically worded
note. His lordship says that the gov
ernment of Great Britain is not able
to reopen the India mints at present.
He regrets the inability to accede to
the proposals of the American com
missioners, Great Britain having as
great an interest as the United States
and France in securing a stable par
exchange- for gold and silver and an
enlarged use of silver. In these cir
cumstances, continues Lord Salisbury,
the British government does not see the
desirability of an international mon
etary conference, but will be pleased
to consider any other practical sugges
tions from the United States. Lord Sal
isbury encloses with the note a copy of
the statement of Sir J. Westland, head
of the financial department of India,
Advance Opposed by the
Natives in Great
the Gurkha's were reinforced by the
Gordon Highlanders. Then followed a
magnificent rush across the open space
in the face of a murderous fusilade. Th*
enemy stood their ground till the Brit
ish reached the rocks below, down
which the tribesmen could not see to
fire and then they fled pell mell. The
losses of the Gurkha's and the Gordon
Highlanders were severe.
According to later advices, Gen.
Biggs' division advanced at daybreak
by way of Chagru Kotal, with Briga
dier General Kempster's brigade lead
ing. It was nearly 10 o'clock when the
enemy began a long range fight. The
three mountain batteries, massed on
Chagru Kotal, replied while the Gor
don Highlanders pushed through to
support the first line, firing volleys at
long range. The tribesmen reserved
their fire till the Gurkha's reached the
zigzag path under the perpendicular
cliff, where Maj. Jennings Broomley
was killed on Monday in the fighting
between the Biggs' brigade and the in
surgent tribesmen from Chagru on the
Three British companies crossed the
zone off here at a rush, sustaining"
heavy losses, while the remainder de
ployed to the left to intercept a flanlc
attack threatened by some seven thous
and of the enemy from that side. The
Dorsetshire regiment attempted to sup
port three companies of Gurkhas, but
was kept back by the enemy, who re
mained cool and reserved their fire.
At 12:30 p. m. matters looked serious,
as the British gun fire, though aided
by a mountain battery from Fort
Gulistan, had failed to dislodge the
enemy. Gen. Kempster thereupon
went forward in person, moving up the
Gordon Highlanders and the Third
Sikh regiment into the fighting line. A
systematic assault was then organized
and 2,000 men with fixed bayonets
stcod waiting for the order to advance.
Three minutes before the word of com
mand was given, Gen. Kempster tele
graphed back instructions to the com
pany to concentrate their fire. The
eighteen pieces of artillery responded,
and under cover of this fire, the lead
ing company of the Highlanders, amid
perfect silence, rushed into the fire
zone. Half the men dropped, but the
remainder pushed gallantly on till they
reached the cover where the Goorkhas
BLANCO ASKS SEVEN MONTHS.
In That Times He Hetpes to Be Able
to Conquer Caba.
MADRID, Oct. 20.— A dispatch from
Corunna says that Marshal Blanco,
prior to embarking yesterday for Hav
ana to assume his new responsibilities
as governor general of Cuba, made the
following statement: "I go to Cuba
with full confidence in the efficacy of
the new programme to insure immedi
ate and certain success. My military
and political actions I shall develop
j simultaneously. I have not been in
| structed to maintain any reserve re
! garding the intentions to bestow the
j full autonomy offered by the Liberal
! party when I was in the opposition. I
have not consulted the government
about the divisional command, but so
as to have more time for political af
fairs, I wished to be accompanied by
generals like Gen. Parrado, who, as
second in command, will bear the brunt
of the military action, and Gen. Pandu,
who will direct the campaign at the
head of the army. I cannot fix a date
for the termination of the war. One
of my generals has expressed himself
confident of returning victorious in sev
en months. Matters might take a turn
to confirm this surmise, but if all ends
Avell, it will make no difference even if
we do take a little longer to reach
HAVANA, Oct. 20.— La Lucha, in an
energetic leading editorial entitled,
"War Is Convenient for Spain," says:
"The sensational American press is re
newing the campaign in favor of
American intervention which, it says,
will meet the approval of congress.
Rather than that we should continue
enduring this sort of thing it is desir
able that our American friends should
decide to interfere. Spain has nothing
which was under discussion at the
meeting of the cabinet council last
Saturday and which takes strong
grounds against the reopening of the
Senator Wolcott is not in London this
evening. Ambassador Andrew White
came from Berlin last Saturday. He
has avoided publicity, but has had sev
eral conferences with Senator Wolcott.
In the course of an interview with the
correspondent of the Associated Press,
Mr. White said that Germany's action
as to bimetallism will depend upon
England. Discussing the possibility of
a tariff war, Mr. White said: "I do
not believe that Germany will inaugu
rate a tariff war with the United
States. The German press and many
German statesmen have been very bit
ter against the Dingley law, but I
think they are now beginning to real
ize that an increased prosperity will
enable the United States to buy as
much as under the lower tariff."