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VOL. XXII.— NO. 310.
TO TARE DIfiUPM
THE MOST IMPORTANT EXPEDI
TION OF THE AUTUMN CAM
PAIGN LEAVES MANILA.
FILimOS ARE HEMMED IS
AMERICAN TROOPS NOW ADVANC
ING UPON INSURGENT CAPITAL
FROM THREE DIRECTIONS
LANDING UNDER FLEET'S GTJNS
Agninaldo, It Is Believed, Will Soon
Find Hl» Present Position Inten.
ablo — \atl\e.o May Slide Around
Lawton'i Front, bnt It Is Thought
They Will .\ot Find It an Easy
Matter to Make Their Escape.
MANILA, Nov. s— This evening a fleet
of transports and gunboats left Manila
for thrr most important expedition of the
autumn campaign. Its destination is
supposed to be Dagupan, or some other
Gtn. Wheaton commands with a bri-
B v consisting: of the Thirteenth infan
try. Thirty-third infantry, two guns of
the Sixth artillery and two Catlings.
The transports Sheridan. Francisco de
Rt-yes and Aztec carry the troops, with
gunboat Heiena as an escort.
A dispatch boat was sent to arrange
a rendezvous with the United States
cruiser Charleston and other warships
which are patrolling the northern coast
of Luzon. The landing will be made
under cover of the guns of the fleet. It
Is assumed here that the purpose of the
expedition is to move down the Dagu
pan-Manlla railway towards the east, or
to prevent AguinaJdos forces making
another base farther north.
Dagupan and Apparri are strongholds
of the insurgents in the north, and it is
supposed are the points where most of
the filibustering expeditions land.
Since the beginning of hostilities It
has been the unanimous opinion of mil
itary experts here that Dagupan should
be made a base of operations, but suffi
cient troops heretofore have been lack-
NATIVES HEMMED IN*.
"With Gens. Wheaton, Mac Arthur and
Lawton moving upon the enemy from
three directions, and the mountains hem
ming in the other side, the insurgent.'
capital will soon become untenable.
4-guinaldo may attempt to shift his head
quarters to the rich tobacco country at
the northern end of the Island. Possi
bLy he -nay slide around Gen. Lawton's
front to 'he southern provinces, but as
Ma and Lawton's troops are j
spread across the country from Angeles |
to Cabanatuan. it will be difficult for the i
Insurgents to escape.
Shouid the concentrated operations sue- i
ceed, organized insurrection on a large
scale should be at an end early next
spring, although guerrilla warfare is
likely to continue for a long time. No ;
one anticipates that the insurgents will
make many hard battles.
The problem Is to move the troops !
about the country, to maintain transpor- j
tation and to hold the territory gained.
The moral effect of the arrival of a
large American army is calculated upon '
to sap Aguinaldo's strength by desertions
and thro^sh the loss of hope among the
Eupportsrs of the revolutionary move- j
Two columns of Gen. Mac Arthur" dlvte-
I have taken Magalang, about six '
rtheaet of Angeles. Col. Smith,
■with two battalions of the Seventeenth j
Infantry, two guns of the First artillery '
a body of engineers, advanced from
Angeles. MaJ. O'Brien, with a battalion
°* the B h infantry and two ■
troops of : /-eighth cavalry rr. v
C i. Smith killed eleven Insurgents
w ,un4ed ISS, captured 3ft y. as well as
taking a lot of insurgent transportation.
TRANSPORT OHIO IN.
Returns With Officers and Men of
the Nevada Cnvnlry.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5.-The trans-
Ohio arrived here this afternoon
from Manila. Guam and Honolulu. She
brings three officers and forty-nine men
of the Nevada cavalry, and 215 discharged
lers. Two deaths occurred on the
Mauk. of the First Col
>. and Private Cullum. of the Four
teenth Infantry. Both died of dysentery.
EC. Ross, correspondent of Leslie"'s
W eekly, who was a passenger on the
Ohio, said that he does not understand
the attacks on Gen. Otis; that he had
never suffered from Otis' reported chang
ing of matter submitted to the censor
Mr. Ross reports very quiet conditions at
ME. HARRISON AT HOME.
Regards the Award of the Boundary
CnmmNsion an a Compromise.
NEW YORK. Not. 5-Ex'-President
rison, who went to Paris in May aa
for Venezuela before the Anglo
suelan arbitration commission was
a passenger on the American line «team
ship St. Paul, which arrived here today
"VVith him were Mrs. Harrison and the
baby. Mr. Harrison said:
-After leaving Paris I spent some lit
•ime in Germany, and while there I
saw the kaiser. I talked with him for a
sh..rt time and found him a very agree
able man. When you ask me what he
said. I shall have to answer as I did in
Germany when one of the reporters
th-re asked me that question, 'You will
have to ask the kaiser.' "
Mr. Harrison's attention was called to
the fact that it had been reported here
that he had a falling out with Mr
"We are as friendly as ever. I think
he is a good man for the place, and he
Is doing good work there for the govern
When asked about the Venezuela arbi
tration question, he said:
"I do not call the decision of the com
mission a victory. It was a compromise.
I cannot say anything on that subject
without deliberation, and for that rea
son I will not at this time discuss the
"As to the war in the Transvaal. I do
not care to have anything to say on
the subject. I was in England only a
short time, and was not in a position
to study the sentiment there. There
may be an undercurrent against the war
over there, but I was not situated so
that I could ascertain it."
When asked about the war in the Phil
ippines and the political situation, Mr.
Harrison refused to talk.
Mr. Harrison and his family are at
the Fifth Avenue hotel.
BOSS HANA BEATES
3IR. M'LEAN CONFIDENT THAT THE
DEMOCRATS HILL CARRY
CLAIM MADE BY MR. CROKER
Majority Against the Republicans
In New York County, He States,
Will Be Fifty Thousand — Demo
crats in Pennsylvania Hardly
Look for an Honest Count of the
Ballots— Slight Interest in Kansas.
CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 5.-John R. Mc-
Lean, the Democratic candidate i'or gov
ernor of Ohio, haa Riven out the follow
ing: address to voters. It contains hi 3
view of the Ohio election outlook:
But two days remain before the peo
ple of Ohio, by their ballots, will Kive
opinion on the issues before the public.
After a most carerful canvass, after a
thorough look into the situation, hear
ing from every county, from nearly every
township of the state. I believe that the
Democratic ticket will receive many
thousands more votes than the Repub
lican ticket. After a careful look through
the election system of Ohio, after going
over the organization of our party and
looking fairly into the organization of
the opposing party. I do not believe that
any wrong can be successfully brought
about. All the Democrats have to do is
to be careful: watch the votes cast; t-ee
them counted after they are cast; see the
returns properly made and sealed, shut
ting out all opportunities to substitute a
Republican ballot for a Democratic one.
and victory is completely ours.
I say this without qualification, without
reserve. Hanna is beaten.
The most significant development in cam
paign since yesterday is the prediction
made by ex-Gov. Charles Foster, who
has been speaking throughout the state
for the Republican ticier. He estimates
the total vote of the state at 375,000, of
which Nash (Rep.) will, he says, get
not less than 485,000, McLean iDem.) not
more than 410.000. while Jones <non-paril
san> and all others will divide the re
mainder. After giving ihe above figures
or: Nash and McLean, Mr. Foster said
there was a strong probability that Jones
would cut down this estimate on the
leading candidates, but if he did three
fourths of the cutting would be on the
McLean vote. Mr. Foster predicts that
outside of Cuyahoga and Hamilton coun
ties, which include the cities of Cleve
land and Cincinnati, the Republicans will
elect not less than eighteen senators and
sixty representatives, which will give
both houses to the Republicans, as the
Democratic ticket in Hamilton county has
Republicans on it.
A peculiar feature of the campaign has
been the use by both parties of the ut
terances of ex-Senator John Sherman. It
is well known among politicians in Ohio
that Senator Sherman has a warm feel
ing for Judge Nash, ami therefore it is
not strange that Reyubli an pipers today
and heretofore have published telegrams
from Mr. Sherman showing that feeling.
One printed today, addressed to Chair
man Dick, of the Republican state com
mittee, says: "I feel the deepest solici
tude for the election of Judge Nash. It
will mean victory for sound, money and
It is also well known that Mr. Sher
man has not a cordial feeling for Presi
dent McKinley and Senator Fauna, and
that he openly antagonizes the president's
Philippine policy. Here the Democratic
papers have been publishing Interviews
and oispatches from ex-Senator Sherman
indicating his position in that r^ard. One
of the latter, addressed to the editor of
an Ohio Democratic paper." edntain-"fl file
following: "I am strongly .opposed to
The enforced annexation of the Philippine
islands. The seizure of any part of the
Philippines against their will is a gross
violation of the laws of nations."
It is claimed by Republicans that the
alienation of Republicans who disagree
with the administration on the Philippine
question will b^ more than offset by Dem
ocrats who believe in upholding tho gov
ernment and who oppose the silver policy
to which the Democrats are pledged.
The following Is an estimate of what
the vote In Ohio will be from an emi
nent Democratic source: The total vote
in Ohio will be about 900. 000. The in
creased registration is deceptive because
of the fact that it is over that of 1898.
an off year. The estimate of Jones'
vote, according to polls, is about 75,tM
Of the balance Nash will get 400,000 and
McLean 425.000. The Jones vote will be
two-thirds Republican and will b*
heaviest in Cuyahoga. -Lucas, Ashtabnla
Warren and Montgomery counties, all of
which are Republican. The increase ov-^r
the vote of 1597 will be due in a measure
to the first votes and the fact that the
decennial real estate appraisers are to
be elected this year.
MR. CHOKER'S CLAIM.
Democrats Will Carry V*w York by
NEW YORK. Nov. s.— Richard Croker,
who is personally directing the campaign
in the boroughs of Manhattan and the
Bronx, says that the Tammany district
leaders are increasing their estimates
of the Democratic majorities. He claims
50,000 or more plurality in- New York
county. The Republicans claim a small
plurality on the county ticket.
The Democrats have, flooded the city
and state with campaign literature bear
ing on the assembly eoatest. The al-
MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1899.
leged purpose of the Republicans to
amend the New York charter so as to
give Albany more power over affairs in
this city has been taken up by Tam
many, which expects to win several dis.
tricts in this city with the "home rule"
Chairman O'Dell, oi the Republican
state committee, estimated that the Dem
ocrats will gain not over three seats, but
the general opinion is that the Demo
crats will gain at least twice as many as
that. Except for the efforts of the in
dependent labor men the fusion county
campaign has lagged, the bad blocd en
gendered by the fights between the Re
publicans and the Citizens' Union in as
sembly districts having affected the coun
In the Nineteenth assembly district
in this city, where Robert Mazet, Re
publican, is opposed for re-election by
Perez M. Stewart, Citizens' Union nom
inee. Indorsed by Tammany, the Demo
crats profess the utmost confidence in
Stewart's election. In this district the
campaign has been as hot as any ever
waged in New York city. Mr. Croker and
other Tammany leaders seeking revenge
for . their sufferings before the Mazet
Investigating committee, and the Repub
lican organization doing Its utmost to
return Mr. Mazet.
THEY FEAR FRAUD.
Democrats Do Not Look for an Hon
est Count in Pennn? lvanla.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. s.— Chairman
Retder, of the Republican state commit
tee, said "tonigjtit that he had received
reports from every county in the state
conveying conservative estimates of the
vote of Tuesday next. Mr. Reeder de
clined to make public any of these coun
ty estimates, but said his estimate, based
on these returns, Is that the Republican
state ticket will have a plurality of at
least 175,000 votes.
Democratic State Chairman Rilling, in
summing up the situation tonight, said:
"We frankly state that we cannot hope
to win if the fraudulent conditions in
Philadelphia that have existed in the
past are to continue next Tuesday."
Should these fraudulent conditions not
prevail, Mr. Rilling expressed the belief
that Mr. Creasy, the Democratic candi
date for state treasurer, will be elected
by a handsome majority. To sustain this
conclusion, Mr. Rilling says the Demo
crats will benefit by the stay-at-home
vote on account of its being an off year;
that 50 per cent of the 130,000 votes cast
for Swallow, the independent candidate
of last year, will go to Creasy; that 25,
--000 independent Republicans will vote for
Creasy, and that "by the action taken
by different organizations we hope to
prevent at least 25,000 illegal votes from
being counted In Philadelphia."
United States Will Take n Hand in
the Kentucky Election.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. s.— lt became
definitely known here to day that United
States Marshal A. D. James Intends to
take a hand in the running of the state
election next Tuesday. Deputy Marshal
McCarthy, of this place, today received
a letter apprising him of his chiefs in
tention, and notifying him to hold him
self in readiness for further orders on
the morning of the election.
■LEXINGTON. Ky., Nov. s.— MarsSkl
James was not in the city tonight, and
ii he contemplates any action its nature
con only be surmised. Nor Is it clear
upon what ground the marshal could base
any action in connection with the elec
tion. Col. Mengel. of the Louisville Le
gion, the local organization of militia,
tonight ordered Company B to b? in read
iness for duty if called upon. Mayor
Weaver has issued a proclamation call-
Ing upon all citizens to conduct them
selves in an orderly and peaceful manr.er
and to put forth every effort to quiet ex
The campaign will b? closed tomorrow
right in this city by Candidates Goebel
and Bradley. John Younsrbrown, because
of ill health, will not speak, buc will make
his last appeal to the voters through a
Col. Roger D. "Williams, Second regi
ment, state guards, today wired all com
panies under his command to ascertain
how they were prepared to respond If
suddenly called upon. It is intimated
tom%Jit that the troops may be called
to Louisville on election day to preserve
the law -where trouble is threatened. The
Morning Herald, of this city, will tomor
row editorially urge that Gov. Bradley,
as the highest peace officer of the state!
be in Louisville and if necessary call
out the militia to prevent any inter
ference with the rights of citizens on
election day that may arise.
CONTEST IN KANSAS.
Only County Officers to Be Chosen
and the Interest Slight.
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. s.— Elections will
be held in all of the counties of Kansas
next Tuesday. In the excitement attend
ant upon the reception of the Twentieth
Kansas regiment on its return, the elec
tions were almost lost sight of by many
people. Only county officers are to be
elected, including in every county a dis
trict judge, sheriff, county clerk, register
of deeds, county commissioner, county
treasurer, coroner and county surveyor
Interest during the canvass has been
Corbin Will V»te.
DAYTON, 0., Nov. 5.-Ad<t Gen. Cot
bin arrived In this city this morning and
remained over the day visiting relatives-
Tomorrow he will go to bis old home,
Batavia. to vot*
TRYING IT ON IN OHIO.
lOWASS HEAR HOME
VOLUNTEERS OF THE HAWKEVE
STATE WILL BE GIVEN GREET
ONE SECTION BEHDfD TIME
Delayed by a Wreck, and Will Not
Arrive in Time to Jfcare In the
Formal Pronrrarume — Gov. Shaw
Will Meet the Troops— Companies
of the First Washington Regi
ment at Home.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. s.— The Fifty-first
lowa volunteers wiri arrive at Council
Bluffs tomorrow, where elaborate prepa
rations have been made to receive them.
The first two sections wfll arrive at 8 a.
m., and will be provided with an abund
ant breakfast. Great disappointment is
felt in the city at the tardiness of the
third section, which bears the local com
pany, together with those- from Glen
wood. Red Oak and SJenandoah. The
third section Is looked fior some time dur
ing the afternoon.
A committee of prpmlfjent Towans-went
to Lincoln today to meet the volunteers
at their arrivel there. The party is made
up of Secretary of State John Hoyt, Col.
Saunders, F. S. Reed. H. J. Anderson Jr.
and others. The civic' and military pa
rade following the arrival of the troops
will be a mammoth affair. The city is
overcrowded with visitors, and the hotels
are unabie to provide for their guests.
The exfercises at the close of the pa
| rade will be held in Bayless park and
I will be as follows. Music by regimental
band; address by Congressman Hepburn,
I president of the dayr prayer by Chaplain
! Williams, of the Fifty-first regiment;
[ address of welcome on behalf of the
state by Gov. Leslie- M. Shaw; address
of welcome on behalf of the city of Coun
cil Bluffs by Mayor Victor Jennings; ad
j dress by Congressman J. A. T. Hull; ad
dress by Hon. F. E. White; address by
I Hon. L&fe Young; adxSress- by Congrese
, man Smith McPherson; by
j Rev. George Edward "Walk, rector of
I St. Paui's Episcopal church.
ONE SECTION LATE.
DENVER, Col., Nov. s.— The first two
sections bearing eastward from the
j coast the Fifty-first lowa volunteers ar-
I lived here this morning over the Union
: Pacific from Cheyenne, Wyo. After a
■ short rest the journey home was con
tinued. The third "section win not ar
rive in Denver until come time tonight.
■ The report that it had been wrecked
; near Evanston. Wyo., proves to- hz incor
rect. However, a train carrying a con
, tingent frum the Forty-second United
• States volunteer infantry. e n route to
i the Philippinfes,. was- derailed near Echo
| Canyon, over the Wyoming line in Utah.
j This wreck was" encountered yesierday
: by the third section, of the lowa volun
• teers, compelling them to return to Og
i den, Utah, in order to take another
, route to Denver. This will delay the lowa
troops from fifteen to twenty hours.
WELCOME TO VOLUNTEERS.
Companies of the Frrst Washington
Regiment Arrive Home.
TACOMA, Wash.. Mr. s.— Companies
j A, C and L, of the First Washington
regiment, arrived today. Company F
■ went direct home from^Portland to Day
ton, and Company «, of Vancouver,
stopped at its home. Companies A and
L, of Spokane, went to Spokane at 7
o'clock tonight, while the Wajlawalla,
Tacoma and Yakima companies will at
tend the Seattle celebration, the Tacoma
company going over ln^ne morning, and
the other two leaving late tonight.
A banquet and reception was tendered
the companies here today, and a parade i
of military and •eivlc societies escorted >
the companies to the Banquet hall.
MES. HAZEN RECEIVES.
Caller* Charmed WI«~h the I iinfYevt
ed Manners of Dewey'n Betrothed.
NEW TORK. Now 5.— Mrs. Mildred Ha
ze n was at-home y^swcday except in the
hours of the morhirlgAhat are not
counted In the dlarlejr of women in
fashionable society. Then sh^ was out
of doors for the plea^tre of walking in
the sun. Intimate friends who called at
noon found her. She exquisite. Her
waist was supple in a gown striped in
the fashion of the day. Her wrists were
delicate. A sweet, caressing, magnetic
expression was in the air around her.
They said: "She does not need to be
beautiful in order to b* adorable."
"What does she -sry?" they were
asked. A young wonatn replied: "She
Bays that she loves the admiral with
all her heart and for lflte. She says
that she does not knew why he loves
her. I teU her that one loves really
only when one lov.es wtthoot reason."
__ Admiral Dewey's. charming characteris
tic that Mrs. Hazeh's friends have learn
ed from her is immeasurable kindness.
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
Fair; Variable Winds.
I—Rumor1 — Rumor of Surrender.
Aguinaldo Hemmed In.
lowa Volunteer* Near Home.
Fire at Kansas City.
2— Address by Ireland.
Prejudice Back of War.
Bold St. Paul Hold-Up.
3— Minneapolis Matters.
South African War.
Treasurer Roberts' Report.
»— Sporting: News.
Siler Defends Decision.
6— Week's Markets Reviewed.
Clews' Stock Letter.
7— Popular Wants.
B— ln the Field of Labor.
Money Thrown Away.
Fading- Negro Race.
NEW YORK— Arrived : St. Paul. South-
TODAY IN ST. PAUL.
' METROPOLITAN-Jefferson tie Ansel*
and company in "The Jolly Musketeer,"
s.io rfc m.
I GRAND-' "Kelly's Kids," 8:15.
Pa.m Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and S p. m.
Baptist ministers meet.
. Methodist ministers meet, Y. M. C. A
i rooms, 3p. m.
I Federation of Grade Teachers, central
i high school assembly hall, 4:15 p. m.
j Kecltal under direction of David Fergu
son Colvllle, Raudenbush hall. S:3u p. m.
Eighth ward Democrats meet. Rose and
• Albemarle streets. Bp. m.
■ Curlers meet to organize new club, Wind
sor hotel. 8 p. m.
They say: "He cannot bear the thought
of a person suffering. He would de
prive himself of bread to feed even a
bad man. an enemy." As Admiral
Deweys betrothed Mrs. Mildred Haz-n is
entirely unaffected and graceful.
FATAX RUSH OF DIRT.
Four Men Killed and Two Injured
In a Coal >ilne.
MAHANOY PLANE, Pa.. Nov. 5. -Four
men were killed, two seriously injured
and one had a narrow escape from death
by a rush of dirt in the mine op. rated
by Lawrence & Brown, near here today.
The dead are: George Boxshes, Michael
Bornsky. Joseph Boxshes. Michael Dra
big. The injured are: John Curry had
his back injured and his legs crushed.
Michael Hansas Is Internally injured. Hl«
recovery is doubtful. The men had bees
sent into a gangway to remove a large
quantity of mine slush. A half hour
later there was a sudden rush of debris
from above and hundreds tons of dirt
fliled the gangway and covered four of
the men. The others, who stood fur
ther away, were hurled agai-st the slleg
of heavy timber and other debris.
Michael Wolff was thrown on a <small
hand car, and the impetus of the inrush*
Ing dirt sent the car out of harm's way
with Wolff on It.
Curry and Hansas were extricated, but
the other four could not b? reached. The
mine is probably the de p.-t in th j re lon,
having a depth of 1,21 X» feet or four
MARCONI GOING HOME.
No Special Test of His System by the
Army M^nal Corps.
WASHINGTON. Nov. s.— Gen. Greely.
chief signal officer, says there will be no
special 1 demonstration of the Marconi
system of wireless telegraphy in connec-
I tion with the signal service of the army.
It is understood that the instruments
brought by Marconi to this country are
unsuited to greater distances than twelve
miles by land and thirty miles by water.
The signal corps, which operates a sys
tem of its own at a distance of twelve
miles, was unwilling to have demonstra
tions made unless there could be assur
anc« of greater distances than those
promised. This coaclud 'd the negotia
tions which have been in progress for
It is understood Marconi will sail to
morrow for England In connection with
the use of the wireless telegraphy in
Germany In Not Willing to Accept
the Islands Offered.
LONDON*. Nov. 6.— The Berlin corre
spondent of the Standard says: The Sa
moan negotiations have reached a dead
lock. Germany does not consider that
the Gilbert and Solomon islands would
adequately compensate her for releasing:
the German claims. Agreement, how
ever, would easily be reached if Great
Britain would cede, in addition, her por
tions of New Guinea.
PRICE TWO CENTS-j ?M'^; W
— Chicago Chronicle.
HALF MILLION LOSS
DESTRUCTIVE SUNDAY FIRE IX
THE BUSINESS SECTION OF
BIG BTJTLDrffOS IN A BLAZE
Flre Originated la the Department
Store oX Jones Bros., Vhoie Stock
Was Totally Destroyed, and From
There Spread With AUrmlnv
Rapidity — Several Firemen Injur
ed by Falling Walls.
KANSAS CTTT. Mn., Nov. 5-Half a
million dollars' worth of property was
destroyed by fire after midnight, start
ing In Joneg Broa' bivs department store
on North Main and Sixth streets. Thd
flames spread to. half a blook of othei
buildings on Main and Walnut streets.
The aggregate Insurance Is es imatrd at
$365,000. The heaviest losers are Jones
Bros., who estimate their stock, which
was totally destroyed, as worth $300,000.
The insurance carried by this flrm
amounted to 82 per cent of the less. It
| was the most destructive fire that naa
ever visited the uptown busine«= dis
The other heavy lose-s are: Jones'
; building. 557-5Q Main street, owned by
W. C. Lobensteln, New York, $C
Jones annex, 557 Main street, owned by
Majors Investment company, HS.OW-
Humboldt building. 601 Main street own
ed by W. C. Lobensteln, $20^00"; L. Emer.
ich, stock of dry goods. 801 Main street,
$15,000; M. Quinn, groceries, 549-551 Main
street, CS.W); St. James hotel (unoccu
pied), 510-516 Walnut street, 118,000. The
Flavel Shoe company, Snodgrass Drus
company and the Chandler Commission
company suffered minor losses.
The fire started in the building occu
pied by Jones Bros, shortly after mid
; night and its inflammable contents burn
ed with remarkable rapidity.
Within twenty minutes the entire «ix
stories were a mass of flames and bur
ning embers were being carried by a srifl!
breeze in all directions. Twenty min
utes later part of the Main street wall
, fell with a terrific crash. Within a
I short time the south wall tottered and
I ted, crashing into the Humboldt bulld
; ing. a five-story structure across Sixth
i SSS 1 carryin S down Part of the latter
i In a little more than an hour after
the fire started the Jones stock was
entirely destroyed and nothne wa« left
of its buildings but the foundation.
In the meantime the flre had sp-.-a.l
south to thp Humboldt building, north to
the Jones annex and Qulnns -^roc rv
all five-story buildings, and flying errb-r«
had ignited the old St. James h tel
five stories In height, half a b'.ock n irtfi
on Walnut street, the next street east
The hotel was partially saved, bur the
walls are bulging out and the bu'ldl-'g
will have to be torn down. Absolutely
nothing of th? stock of the Emerich
Dry Goods company was saved and t c
building occupied by the Emerich com
pany was a total wreck.
Two stories of the Quinn bul'dlng burn
ed and Qulnns stock was ruined. Th^
other losses were caused principally hv
water and smoke. Every flre company
in the city was called to the scene aid
help was sent by Kansas City. Kan. Fire
men had many narrow escapes from fa'l
ing walls. Dan Donovan fell thirty feet
through a skylight at th» St. James
hotel and was seriously hurt, but will
MAY SHED BLOOD.
Indians Threaten to Stampede the
LejtisLature on Account of Fraud*.
TAHLEQUAH. I. T.. Nov. 5.-Serious
trouble is feared here tomorrow when th^
Cherokee council and senate convene. The
full-blooded Indians charge that many
of the members of both bo :
chosen at the election in August through
the grossest frauds and have announced
their determination to prevent the reg
ular session at all hazards. A petition
asking for a federal investigation w s
sent to the interior department this w
but the only response has b~-en In the
form of a telegram from Actnj? S^c"etary
Ryan to Agent Wright asking f , r a re
port. Agent Wright has reported
that bloodshed Is probable unless
the council and senate are suspended for
an investigation, and it Is thought such
action may be taken. Cherokeees are
arriving in numbers to attend Mono
session. All are armed, and they are
outspoken In their determination to
block the organization of the legisla
' ■ — —^b» — ■ ,
A College Prank Which May Result
In a Fatality.
BUCKHANNON. W. Va., Nov. s.—Mar
tin Williams, a student at the seminary
here, in company with other students
last night burned the president in effigy
Seminary special police hastened to the
scene, when the boys ran, and to st.p
them several shots were flred, and Will
iams fell. He is in a dangerous condi- ;
tion. No axresta have been made. j
IS WHITE WHIPPED
PBRSISTEVT RUMOR OF THE FALL
OF LIADYSMITH CURRENT IN
DIRECT SEWS BELATED
SOTHIXG HAS BEEM RECEIVED
BEARING A LATER DATE THAN
REPORT FROM SIR REDVERS
Up to the Time the Mmaxt Wm
Sent the English Commander Had
Jfo lem of the Fa.II of the >at«l
City — Rumor of an I prlnln*
Among: the Natives — Klmberley
LISBON. Nov. .*,.--Per*l«tent report,
are In circulation here that Gen. Sir
George Stewart White. British com
mander In \atal. has capitulated to
The Belgian newspaper* continue
to publish telegram, from Ani»t»r
dam and Berlin reporting the cap
ture of Ladysmlth. but no »uch in
formation ha* been received at the
official residence of Dr. Le>ds at
Brussels. The members of the
Transvaal agency there declare
that the only knowledge they have
on the subject |a derived irum the
newspapers. They decline to di
vulge the whereabouts of Dr. Le>dn.
but say that he la neither in Brus
sels nor Berlin.
WORD FROM LADYSMITH.
LONDON. Nov. 6-The war office has
issued the following:
w2 Ul rln. tO T r « c S t5 retai :- V °f State for
The commandant at Durban tends the
3PS£23 x'o' 0 ? Ladls " uth »•
oSr side l 4a * er witillJ^ 1"" on
" "-Lieut. Egerton. of the. Powerful ia
dead. Gen Joubert sent in Maj. C S
Klncaid. of the Royal Irish fusilerrs" a-.j
nine wounded prison _ : Boiri
S r r;t S^ l tr°a U ,Vi n ' xchan * e ' no othe " *-
o '+/i9 o1 - B t ckl " hurst "*"l*h cay,
fhl vX 1 < the Im P« rial Light horse a "nd
the Natai mounted volunteers, engage
K~l hours. Our loss was very si
The bombardment of Ladysmith
led yesterday and today, many Boer
Us being pitched into the towu "
! B n<H?^o V°2 ps ar<? , fa S°° d heakh and
i spirits and the wounded are doing w-
At t p. m. last evening the colonial of
fice announced, that no further inf.
had been received regarding the rm
. tirement of the Bfttlsl I
lenso, and that the reported uprising
of the Basutos had not b~ ~d.
Kir ReJvers Buller has wired Ufc
■ ° mcc f rom i -. n , under date of
Sunday, that Cot Kekaywich, In :
mand at Khnberley. report
of Oct. 31, that all the . do
MORE OF NATAL ANNEXED.
Another dispatch from Ladysmitb
I the Boers have proclaimed the
Tugela division of Kata! annexed t
Orange Free State.
BESTERS HILL BATTLE.
A special dispatch frorr. :h. de
scribing- the engagement a
says the Boers were com;
and suffered heavy loss. Th
camp was captured. The corn
- on to say: "An artillery
progress. A British shell struck a Boer
and completely wreekc-d
NATIVES IN REVOLT.
According- to a special dispatch from
Cape Town it is reported there that the
Basutos have risen against, the O:
Free State Boers. The government
received no information on ::
A special dispatch from Ladysmith, tiled
Thursday afternoon, s
"While the naval b: . . :nding
away at the Boer bar
a party of British cavalry and v
teers were sent out. Ci \ tround the
hills, they surprised and captured one
of the enemy's camps."
CRUISER UNDER WAT.
The Cape Town or>rre=por t -
Standard, telegraphing Wedn,*s«d
"The British On
cruiser Terrible i= - . .
from Simons Town. Cape Colony.
"There is some disquietude h^re In
• consequence of a c
giving Commandant X
* operations against Maft-k: •.
stand is only ab.-iut a mile I
fekinff. and if I account
believed the Boers mu-t !.
MANY BOERS KILL
The Times publishes .i
-rmaritzburg. date.: N nich
The Dutch res'd nits h-rt- have
ived news iif a saneuinary bittle
I fought yesterday, pr< baby bet-.\
:-smith and C
ber of the Boers were killed, many he
ing relatives of Natal Dutch residing in
- place. The English - have
no knowledge of any en^a.u:
CAPE TOWN. Nov. 2 (delayed
transmission i. —The British
Nineveh arrived today fr.>m Er.jr.
bringing the New South '
■ from Aldershot. The lancers, on .
ing, were enthusiastically welcomed by
the municipal authori-
The pr> - :he lancers
ly seized tipon at once as affor I
■!e of Cape Colony an opportunlr. ',
ving their gratitude for the help ten
dered by a sister colony.
The news of the losses at Ladjrsmttl)
caused an unmletakabU- d - i es
pecially whm coupled with the I
the Boers have invaded the colony almost
The Dut.-h of th^ colony are showing
themselves loyal to the British govern
ment and so far as h:i vr;ained
few of them have joined the Boers.
The Baer prisoners have arrived at
Simons Town, near Cape Town, where
they are well treated.
A dispatch from Stormborne. Cap«
! Colony, south of Burehorsdorp. cays
! that trains have ceased running b tw
that point and Allwal North, on the Cape
Colony side of the Orange river.
NATIVE CHIEFS LOYAL.
CAPE TOWN. Nov. 2 (delayed in trans
mission).—Advices from Maseru. Basuto
, land, say that the Boers are again urg-
ContiMued on Fourth Pace.