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BRITISH WALK INTO A DELIBERATE TRAP. Misfortune Pursues Their Employ ment of Armored Trains. Boers Attack and Wreck With Artillery One Returning From Chievely. British Loss Over a Hundred Kill ed, Wounded or Missing—Boers Lose Heavily in Engagements About Ladysmith and Are Now Planning a Determined Attach on General White's Forces—The Rumor of General Joubert's Death Discredited. LONDON, Nov. 17.—5 a. m.—Misfor tune steadfastly pursues British em ployment of armored trains, the fasci nation for which has j;iven the Boers their first and latest victories. On this last occasion the British seem to have walked into a deliberate trap, with the result that, according to the best accounts, ninety are either killed, wounded or missing. Of these the Fusileers claim fifty and the Durban Infantry forty. It is believed that few escaped, and that the others are prison, ers in the hands of the Boers. Many of the wounded were brought back on the locomotive and tender of the armored train. Captain Haldane of the Gordon Highlanders was at tached to the Fusileers, and other offi cers were with them. The list of casualties is awaited with great anx iety. In time of trouble Lieutenant Win ston Churchill has proved himself more a soldier than a correspondent, and his j gallantry is highly praised on all sides. | The rumor of the death of General j Joubert is discredited. If" is under stood that the War Office has news that he is still directing matters. It is also rumored from Pietermaritzburg that the Boer losses at Ladysmith on Thursday were heavy, and included General Lucas Meyer, who was either killed or wounded. The report as to | General Joubert probably arose from j the fact that his wife has left the Boer j camp at Ladysmith for the Free State. ' According to the Pietermartizburg correspondent of the London "Outlook" rumors are current in the Natal Capi tal that the Boers contemplate a re treat. It is needless, however, to at tach importance to such reports, which are spread in all probability witn a view of luring General White, if pos sible, to abandon his defensive atti tude. Similar rumors are current re garding the Boars at Mafeking and are spread industrially by native spies. Special dispatches from Lourenzo 1 Marques say that the Transvaal Gov eminent is exercising a severe censor- I «hip over all war news, and will not | allow newspapers to leave the country. I One correspondent says the Boers are hurrying new commandos to Lady smith, and are declaring that the place must fall speedily in order to liberate their forces, so that these may go to meet General Buller's advance. The latest dispatches from Estcourt regarding the armored train engage ment say that the train was capsized by an explosion, presumably dynamite. The engine returned to Estcourt with two dead Fusileers and the following wounded hanging on: Captain Wylie, three non-commissioned officers and nine privates, all belonging to the Dur ban Volunteers. Another Estcourt correspondent says: "A Boer contingent of 3<KI men came south of Freec on Wednesday, and two companies of mounted troops. Imperial Light Horse and Natal Carbineers, en- ! gaged them eight miles from Estcourt. The Boers occupied a strong position on a kopje. The Carbineers worked around on their right and drove the enemy back, whereupon the Imperial Light Horse opened a brisk fire at medium range, killing several. One man of the Imperial Light Horse was wounded. The West Yorkshire Regiment, the Prince of Wales' Own, commanded by Colonel Kitchener, brother of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, has arrived at Estcourt from Durban. The troops there "sleep in their boots," and the utmost vigilance is maintained, and it is rumored that some important move ment is imminent. According to a special dispatch from Lourenzo Marques, General Lucas Meyer has gone to Pretoria for his health. However, a difference of opin ion exists among the commanders. The Boer Military council wants the army moved elsewhere, but General Joubert j insists that Ladysmith must fall first. The postal authorities at Durban j open and inspect all letters from Dela goa Bay. Special dispatches from Estcourt es timate the wounded and missing of the armored train contingent at from 100 to 150. The missing include Captain Haldane. It is hoped that some es caped over the veldt and will return to Estcourt in a few days. The "Times" publishes the following dispatch from Pietermaritzburg dated November 15th: "Estcourt is short of artillery. The garrison may retire to the Mooi River, southward, to-night, in case a strong force of Boers should advance. The enemy's intention is to keep back the British relieving column." WRECKING OF THE ARMORED TRAIN. ESTCOURT, Wednesday, Nov. 1" — An armored train, having on board a half company of Durban volunteers and a half company of the Dublin Fus ileers, steamed to Chievely early this morning. On its return it was shelied by the artillery of the Boers placed in four positions. Two trucks in front of the engine left the rails, toppling over. While the train was* thu3 help less, the Durbans and Dublins faced the Boers in skirmishing Ordi**" and the Boers poured shot and shell into the cippled train. The deraile 1 (racks were with great difficulty removed and the line was cleared when the engine a id tender steamed back. It is feared the Dublins and Durbans THE RECORD-UNION. faitd badly. A Red Cross party has 'gone out. 9:50 p. m.—At 6 o'clock this evening the Red Cross train returned. Dr. Brisloe reported that, on meeting the Boer patrol, he was halted and asked what he wanted. He replied that he had come with the train to remove the killed and wounded. The Boers told him to make his request in writing, and Dr. Brisloe complied. After waiting for two hours another Boer came and in formed Dr. Brisloe that as General Joubert w.-hs very far away no answer to the request could be furnished until to-morrow morning. The Boer said that if Dr. Brisloe would then return with a white flag he could count upon a reply from General Joubert. Dr. Brisloe inouired whether there were many wounded. The Boer replied that he had heard there were about seven. He declined to give any infor mation regarding Lieutenant Winston Churchill. It has rained all day, and is still raining. LIEUTENANT CHURCHILL'S BRAVERY. DURBAN (Natal), Nov. 10.—The "Natal Advertiser" has a dispatch from Estcourt, which says: "When part of the armored train was overturned by the Boers turning up the rails, the British alighted and exchanged volleys with the Boers. The engine driver, when the rails were re placed, seeing the position was hope less, steamed back to Estcourt with a few of the Dublins and fifteen of the Durbans, including Captain Wylie, who was wounded in the tendon. The fate of the remainder of the Durbans and the Dublins and Lieutenant Churchill is unknown." The "Natal Mercury," describing the engagement, said: "The enemy ap parently opened fire with a Maxim and two nine-pounders, getting the range accurately. The fire was so severe that telegraph wires and poles w-te destroyed. Their guns were posted on a kopje covered with brushwood, and their sharpshooters were hidden behind boulders. The Dublins and vol unteers, fighting an equal battle, thrice drove the enemy back, but the fierceness of the rifle anr: big gun Ere, was too much for the brave little party, which was weakened at the outset by the overturning of the trucks, hurt ing several. "Lieutenant Churchill's bravery and coolness were magnificent. Encour aged by him. all worked like heroes in clearing the line to enable the engine and tender to pass. "Later details show that a heavy rain and mist compelled a cessation of fir ing. Lieutenant Churchill bravely car ried the wounded to the rear under fire. While the Boers were destroying the train their scouts pushed in and ex changed shots with the British pickets a few miles from Estcourt. It ap pears that the Boers were in ambush. As soon as the train had passed up they emerged from cover and dislodged the sleeper bolts." CHURCHILL A PRISONER. ESTCOURT, Nov. 16.—Seven of the Durbans have just come in, making twemy-thiee missing. Only fifteen of the Dublins have returned. The Natal seven-pounder, which was in front of the truck, had fired three shots when it was shattered by the Boer artillery. The armored engine has many bullet marks and its dome cover is smashed, as also is its automatic exhaust pioe and twenty-five ton screw jacket. The ', tender is also pitted with bullet marks. It is rumored that Lieutenant Churchill is a prisoner. BOERS SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES. ESTCOURT, Nov. 16—(10 a. m.)— A; missionary, a native, but a reliable man, who arrived here yesterday from Ladysmith, reports that a big fight took place there on Friday, November lnth. He says that volunteers went out in the early morning and drew the en- ; emy from their positions into a flat, where the regular troops under Sir George White outmaneuvered them by outflanking the Boers, administering a crushing defeat, and inflicting great loss. Mbre than 2*lo Kaffirs, the mis sionary says, were employed by the Boers to bury their dead, and two trains, each drawn by two engines, car ried away the wounded. BOERS FIRE ON CONVENT HILL. ESTCOURT (Natal), Monday, Nov. 13. —(Noon.) — The West Yorkshire reg iment has arrived here. The bombardment of Ladysmith has been resumed. Heavy firing was heard early this morning. An armored train was sent out on a reconnaissance to- 1 ward Colenso. The armored train on its return reported that the Boers had blown up the line between Oolenso and , Chively. Not much damage was done. | | but the rails were bent and a small culvert destroyed. On seeing the Brlt | ish patrols the Boers retired. Every day lessens the chance of the j Boers coming farther south. Kaffirs report that a force of 400 to 500 Boers with wagons is going in the direction ! jof Colenso. This is said to be the for- j aging party previously sighted. The ; | Kaffirs also report that General White's | cavalry has had an engagement with | (the Boers at Bester's Station. The re ! suit is not known. A message from Ladysmith just re ceived gives a few details of the oc currences of Wednesday, when the Boer shell fire was continued during the day. 1 It is asserted they attempted to de- '• liberately aim at the convent hill, in j the center of the town, where there j Were only the sisters and wounded. The: building was hit twice, in spite of thej I Geneva flag flying. The Boers attempted a demonstration against the western defenses, but it was j never serious. The groups appearing at long range were easily scattered by 1 the fire of a machine gun. The total Biuish casualties during the brisk bombardment were three men, though some damage was done to cattle <»nd . property. The Are of the Boer posi- ' j tion gun has been erratic, but is prob ably due a trifle to wearing through itsj continual use. The Boer positions are six to seven and eight thousand yards ' distant. A Kaffir from the Free State laager j reports that General Wessels, who com- ; | manded when the British force surren- j I dered at Nicholsen's Nek, was hit dur : ing a recent reconnaissance* The Brit i ish garrison cheered the news. The Boers have sent in 400 Indian coolies, from the Dundee coal fields, doubtless! with the object of assisting to finish our food. LADYSMTTH STILL SAFE. LONDON. Nov. 16.—The driblets cf news bring information that Ladysmith was still undergoing bombardment on Sunday from six forty-pounders, while j the naval guns were silent. The Boers, '■ it appears, have got more heavy gunsj M~ M 7 « « « V » «_ » J ft U II O I iCbntlnuea on Eighth Page.) ' SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MORNTNG-, NOVEMBER 17. 1899.-EIG-HT FAGKES. CONSERVATION OF FLOOD WATERS. The Advisory Council of the Cali fornia Association Holds Its First Meeting and Perfects Per manent Organization. William Thomas Elected President of the New Association—An Ex ecutive Committee of Twenty- Six Members, Besides the Presi dent, Secretary and Treasurer, Also Chosen, and the Council Adjourns to Meet Again at the Call of the President. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.—The Advisory Council of the California Water and Forest Association, which is going to undertake the conservation of the flood waters of the State, held its first meeting at the Palace Hotel and perfected organization to-day. The council is composed of ten rep resentatives from each Congressional district, and is the working force of the new organization that has been evolved as the result of the convention held here this week. President Dohrmann called the coun cil to order, and C. B. Boothe of LO3 Angeles was named for temporary Chaiiman by P. A. Buell of San Joa quin. Mr. Boothe was chosen by ac clamation. T. C. Friedlander of San Francisco was made temporary Secretary. The roll was next called, and A. J. McCraney resigned from the Advisory Committee, and announced that K. B. Willis of Sacramento would take his place. The balance of the Second Dis trict Committee he announced as fol lows: R. T. Devlin, Sacramento; Giay. Butte; H. B. Stabler, Sutter; P. A. Buell, San Joaquin; S. J. Carpenter, El Dorado. George H. Maxwell moved that the additional names be ratified. Carried. T. A. Gibbon, Los Angeles, moved that the election of officers be proceed ed with. Some discussion followed as to what officers were necessary, also concern ing the drafting and adoption of a con stitution and by-laws. It was moved by Mr. Thomas that ar ticle 1 of the constitution should read: "This organization shall be known as the California Water and Forest Asso ciation," and that a President, seven Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Committee of seven be elected. The election of officers was taken up. with the following result: President, William Thomas. t-'an Francisco; Vice Presidents—W. E, Smythe, Lassen, First District; P. A. Buell, San Joaquin, Second District; W. F. Pierce, Alameda, Third District; no nomination for Fourth District; T.m othy Hopkins, Menlo Park, Fifth Dis tract; T. J. Field. Monterey, Sixth Dis trict; M. J. Daniels, Riverside, Seventh District. Secretary, T. C. Friedlander, San Francisco; Treasurer, F. W. Dohrmann, San Francisco; Executive Committee— C. B. Boothe, T. E. Gibbon, Los Ange les; A. J. Pillsbury, Tulare; George H. Maxwell, Sonoma; F. W. Dohrmann, William Thomas, San Francisco; Tim othy Hopkins, Menlo Park. W. H. Mills expressed the opinion that the committee was not large enough to enlist the various sections of the State. While this committee may be assembled at any time, an indiffer ence is certain to follow in some cases He referred to a committee of one hun dred appointed some years ago to se cure an appropriation from the Legis lature for a State exhibit at the World's Fair, and that after doing nothing for some time a committee of twenty-one was appointed, and this committee accomplished effective work, and got the appropriation required. A motion was then made for a re consideration. Mr. Mills explained that his reason for asking an addition to the commit tee was owing to the fact that a large and important mining section had been left out, and he considered that wrong. All the forces should be unified and harmonized and no obstacles be allowed to obstruct the work of the association. Mr. Maxwell was not in sympathy with Mr. Mills' proposition. He consid ered that the Executive Committee was merely a piece of machin ery to carry out the wishes of the larger body, the advisory council. In the case of the Irrigation Association an executive of three was appointed, and they simply reported to the larger body. Mr. Pillsbury said Mr. Maxwell's re marks had seriously alarmed him. He thought there was too much work to be done by a small committee of seven. He believed that twenty-one would be better. P. A. Buell was also of the opinion that the mining districts should be reTP resented. Will S. Green believed that the whole seventy members of the advisory board should be an Executive Committee. It would soon simmer down to a few members. C. B. Boothe begged to inform Mr Mills that this advisory council was as a matter of fact an Executive Commit tee. "If the mining interests are not represented. I shall gladly withdraw my name from the committee and al low a representative from a mining district to be chosen instead." Mr. Bush expressed amazement that out of a convention of five hundred so few of the mining districts were rep resented. He believed that the Execu tive Committee should be enlarged and the mining interests fully recognized by the convention. Mr. Mills said that the Governor of the State should be on the committee. Legislation may be required. There should be the greatest care in making a selection of this committee. Mr. Thomas believed that the com mittee should be larger—even twenty one was too small. This body should not have been called an advisory coun cil, but an Executive Committee. All sub-committees should be selected from the General Executive Committee ot Seventy. He advocated the abolition of the Committee of Seven and the re consideration of the whole question, and moved that there be an adjourn ment until 2 o'clock, when a commit tee of five, chosen by the Chairman, should report as to the best method to be pursued. The meeting accordingly adjourned. The council reconvened at 2 p. m., and the Committee on Constitution pre sented their report. Ia presenting the report George H. Maxwell of Sonoma said that the com mittee had agreed to enlarge the Exec utive Committee to twenty-nine, to con sist of twenty-six members besides the President, Secretary and Treasurer. This was done, he said, with the distinct understanding that the advisory council was not to be understood as being re lieved from any of the work, that it should still be an active working force. Mr. Maxwell then read the names of the organizations and interests which, in the opinion of the committee, should be represented, and made the following recommendations for the personnel of the committee: President, William Thomas; Secre tary, T. C. Friedlander; Treasurer, F. C. Dohrmann; W. C. Ralston, John F. Davis and C. B. Boothe; representing the mining interests; Arthur R. Briggs, N, P. Chipman, J. Ross Clark and J. H Barbour, representing irrigation inter ests; F. S. Rice and John D. Works, canal companies; W. R. Eckerts, elec trical interests; M. H. de Young and 11. G. Otis, metropolitan press; A. B. Spreckels, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; T. E. Gibbon, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Timothy Hop kins and Philip Lilienthal, bankers; Raleigh Barcar, California Press Asso ciation; P. A. Buell, San Joaquin Val ley; J. W. B. Montgomery, State Grange; M. J. Daniels, horticultural interests; J B. Lippincott, engineers; J. M. Gleaves, public lands; Benjamin Ide Wheeler, State University; William H. Mills. State Board of Trade; George H. Max well, National Irrigation Association. These recommendations were adopted unanimously. On motion the work of completing the constitution was left to the Executive Committee. The council, having completed its or ganization, then adjourned to meet again at the call of the President. INDUSTRIAL INVESTIGATION. HEARINGS AT CHICAGO AND WASHINGTON. Evidence of Rebates Granted by Railroads to Favored Parties Of fered at the Former City. CHICAGO, Nov. 16.—Evidence of re bates granted by certain roads to fa vored parties was offered before the transportation sub-commission of the United States Industrial Commission to-aay. H. E. Dousman. a retired member of j the Board of Trade, was the principal | witness of the morning. Most of his testimony referred to the discrimination 'of railroad and elevator combinations against private individuals who are try , ing to carry on business, but are deter i red by the action of the concerns from which they refuse to accept rebates. | The witness also gave it as his opin ' ion that the principal effect of the In terstate Commerce Commission has been to put valuable favors in the : hands of fewer persons than before its 1 passage, and he explained this broad ! statement by saying that the railroads ; now feel it necessary to give rebates to : persons to whom they can look for pro ! tection. A. A. Kennard of the Butter and Egg I Board, who testified at the afternoon session, said there was much complaint , among commission men because of , burdensome rates by telegraph and tel ephone companies. He said the general : feeling among commission merchants j was in favor of a Government control of the telegraph and telephone. Mr. Kennard also cited instances of discrimination in the distribution of cars for shipping fruits from California ■to Chicago. He claimed small firms and i private individuals had frequently to pay a heavy bonus to secure cars, and said five firms in this city practically had control of the refrigerator cars. S. H. Greeley of the Chicago Board jof Trade testified during the afternoon. !He announced himself in favor of Gov j ernment ownership of railroads. Mr. Greeley declared that the alleged existing railroad combination which the commission is investigating is the work of P. D. Armour of Chicago, who is such a heavy handler of freight that it places him in a position to dictate. In discussing the private car problem, Mr. Greeley said: "The Armours own between 15.000 and 20,000 cars. If any man owns cars and receives a minimum of five-eighths of a cent from the rail roads for each mile each car travels, he can lose money in the grain business and still make fortunes out of his pri vate car system." TIN PLATE INDUSTRY. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—William H. Griffith, who is establishing a tin plate manufactory at Washington, Ind., was before the Industrial Commission to day. He said that the American Tin Plate Company not only practically controls the tin plate product, but also the product of tin plate machinery, there being only one independent ma chinery plant left. He also said that jobbers were not allowed to have spe cial brands of plate except on condition that they assign the brands to the trust. Mr. Griffith said that of the 270 milts controlled by the trust eighty had been shut down. i Concession for a Railway. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 16—It is authoritatively announced that the Turkish Government has approved the concession to the Deutsche Bank of a railway extension to Bassorah, a fron tier city and a river port of Asiatic Turkey, 270 miles southeast of Bagdad. Mayoralty of Boston. BOSTON, Nov. 16.—Complete returns from the voting at last night's Demo cratic caucus show that there were 150 delegates favorable to the nomination of Patrick A. Collins for Mayor, four more than' is necessary for a choice. I GOVERNMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES. Sessions of the National League Continue at Columbus. New Program Prepared by the Special Committee is the Topic Discussed. An Official Blanket Ballot With the Names of Candidates Ar ranged in Alphabetical Order Under the Title of the Office, and Municipal Elections to Be Held at a Different Time From State and National Elections, Among Its Provisions. COLUMBUS (Ohio), Nov. 10.—The sessions of the National Municipal League continued to-day. The discus sion is still on the new program pre pared by the special committee. The program provides for personal registration of voters and nomination of city officers by petition, and an of ficial blanket ballot, with the names of the candidates arranged in alpha betical order under the title of the of fice, which obliges the voter to vote separately for each candidate for whom he votes, and makes it necessary that all municipal eletcions shall be held at a different time from State and na tional elections. The plan provides that no debts in curred for the purpose of municipal un dertakings from which the city de rives a revenue sufficient to pay al! costs of operation, interest on the bonds and a sinking fund which will pay the bonds in twenty years, shall be includ ed within the debt which may be con stitutionally incurred. The organization consists of a Mayor elected by the people for a two years' term, a Council to be elected by gen eral ticket for a six-year term, one third of the members being elected every two years at the time of the elec tion of Mayor. The Council is to elect a Controller, other city officers to be appointed by the Mayor. Hon. Bird B. Coler, Controller of Greater New York, discussed "The City's Power to Incur Indebtedness Under the Proposed Municipal Pro gram." Mr. Coler, after referring to the early financial difficulties of Greater New York, referred to the restriction of indebtedness of cities, and said: "A city issues bonds only for perma nent improvement, the benefits of which inure to posterity. But there are two classes of these Improvements, easily distinguishable from one an other, and between which a sharp dis tinction should be drawn. In one of these classes are improvements which, while adding to the beauty and health fulness of a city, bring in no direct financial returns. This is by far the more numerous class, and includes such ordinary works as the erection of pub lic buildings, the acquisition of parks and the re-paving of streets. The ex pense incurred is unquestionably a financial burden upon the tax-payer. In regard to such expenditures there can be no doubt as to the wisdom of estab lishing an arbitrary constitutional limit, since otherwise the burdens that might be thrown upon succeeding gen erations by excessive issues of bonds would become intolerable. "There is another class of improve ments, however, far less commonly met with, which either results in casting no burden whatever on the tax-payers or else brings in actual profit to the municipality. A dim recognition of this truth seems already to have found ex pression in State Constitutions, which specifically excepts from the operation of this limitation, bonds issued to pro vide for the supply of water, and re quire only that a special sinking fund be established for their ultimate re. demption." He held that the bond issues in such cases were not a real burden, since water rents pay the interest and reduce the principal. Under no conditions did he favor buying franchises to further municipal ownership, advocating the idea of waiting until they ran out, and then taking them. In case of per petual franchise, he did not believe they would stand the test of the Su preme Court of the United States. Following Mr. Coler's address there was a general discussion of the subject in which the following gentlemen par ticipated: Hon. William Dudley Foulke of Richmond, Ind.; Charles J. Bera parte, Baltimore; H. M. Johnson, In dianapolis; Samuel G. McClure, Colum bus; William A. Giles, Chicago. At the afternoon session Dr. Frank J. Goodnow read a paper on "Political Parties and City Government Under the Proposed Municipal Program." This was discussed by John A. But ler of Milwaukee. "Public Opinion and City Govern ment Under the Proposed Municipal Program," was discussed by Horace E. Demend. At a meeting of the Executive Com mittee, the following organizations were affiliated with the league: Tax- Payers' League, Astoria, Or.; Municipal League of Alameda, Cal.; Board of Trade of San Jose, Cal.; Spokane Chamber of Commerce; Fresno (Cal.) Chamber of Commerce, Oakland (Cal.) Board of Trade, Pasadena (Cal.) Board of Trade. The closing sessions of the convention will be held to-morrow. KENTUCKY ELECTION. Work of Tabulating Returns of Louisville Progressing Slowly. LOUISVILLE, Nov. 16.—The work of tabulating the elections in Louisville is progressing so slowly 'that it is hard ly probable that all of the precincts >f the city will be counted before next Tuesday or Wednesday. Numerous wrangles occur daily at th£ sessions of the Board of Election Commissioners, which delay the pro gress of the count. The Democrats have given notice that they will con test the vote in several precincts, on account of the fact that the Democratic officers of the precincts, as well as Deirv ocratic voters, had. been intimidated by soldiers. When the vote of the Twentieth pre cinct of the Ninth Ward was reached by the Commissioners to-day it was found that there was no complete rec ord of the vote. Judge Hargls, Demo cratic counsel, said he would produce affidavits to prove that the Democratic, officers in this precinct were fright ened from the voting places by the re port that Governor Bradley's soldiers were coming. On this account they had been unable to make out the re turns. Mr. Kinkead, for the Republicans; said that he would produce evidence to show that the soldiers were never with in a mile of the precinct, and that the Democrats had other reasons for not signing the returns. . The board voted to pass the precinct until later. STATE RETURNS. FRANKFORT (Ky.), Nov. 16.—Sec retary of State Finley has received official returns from fifty counties, and is tabulating them for the State Elec tion Board. Candidates for minor State offices on both tickets fear that the returns may show the head of one ticket elected, with candidates on the other ticket faring likewise. While Goe bel carries Campbell County, Burke (R.), for Superintendent of Public In struction, carries the same by over 1,000. Goebel managers assert that the whole Goebel ticket will win. The report to-day that Chairman Pryor of the State Election Commission would resign because of dissatisfaction over the Goebel County Commissioners!, is denied by Pryor. TAYLOR'S FRIENDS SOUNDING LEGISLATORS. FRANKFORT (Ky.), Nov. 10.—Tay lor's friends have begun a quiet can vass of the members of the Legislature, sounding them as to how they would vote on a contest if the State Election Board should throw ouit Knox, John son or Pulaski Counties, and also 1,100 votes cast in Nelson for W. P., instead of W. S. Taylor. It is said four Dem ocratic members of the House and at least six Democratic members of the Senate have been found so far who will not vote to seat Goebel. This movement on Taylor's side is construed to indicate the opinion that Goebel will be given a certificate of election from the State Board Franco-American Treaty. PARIS, Nov. 10—The Customs Com- I mittee of the Chamber of Deputies met this morning and resolved to invite the Minister of Commerce to present the chamber at the earliest possible mo ment the terms of the commerciil treaty between France and the United States, which are only going through their publication abroad. The Gnnboat Marietta. PORT SAID, Nov. 10.—The United States gunboat Marietta has arrived from Gibraltar on her way to Manila. WEATHER CONDITIONS. Pressure Falling Rapidly Along the Coast of California. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10.—The fol lowing are the seasonal rainfalls to date as compared with those of same date last season and rainfalls in last twenty-four hours: , Last This Last Station. 24 hours, season, season. Eureka 1.12 10.03 4.i« Red Bluff 0.02 5.31 0.91 Saciamento . . . .0.02 0.00 I.OU San Francisco ....Trace 5.07 1.02 Fresno 0.11 2. OS 1.15 Independence .. . .0.00 0.83 3.31 San Luis 0bi5p0..0.34 4.70 0.51 Los Angeles 0.10 1.03 0.50 San Diego 0.14 0.08 0.07 Yuma 0.00 0.58 O.UU San Francisco data: Maximum tem perature 08, minimum 52, mean 55. The pressure has risen slowly over the country between the Sierra and the Rocky Mountains. It is beginning to fall rapidly along the coast of Califor nia, and there are indications that a small disturbance will pass southward through California. The temperature has fallen decidedly over Northern Utah and Northern Ne vada. A thunderstorm is reported at Eu reka. RAIN IN THE INTERIOR. SAN DIEGO, Nov. Hi.—The rainfall for the twenty-four hours ending at 5 p. m. to-day was 0.15 of an incn, mak ing 0.50 for the storm and 0.92 for the season. These figures, however, are for the city. The rainfall in the in terior has been much heavier than on the coast. It is cloudy to-night. NAPA, Nov. 16.—Half an inch of rain fell on Wednesday. To-day it began to fall again, with promise of a continu ance. COURSING AT MERCED. O. K. Capitol the Winner of the First Prize. MERCED, Nov. 10.—The interstate coursing contests were completed this afternoon. The first run downs were finished yesterday, with the exception of one race, which was determined the first thing this morning, when Dempsey Lass beat Tictac after seven mistrials. In the second run downs Bona Dea beat Lightfoot, Black Hawk beat De pend On Me, Clara Barton beat Ida, Gladiator beat Lady Davenport, Rusty Gold beat Lady Gilmore, O. K. Capitol beat Sunolite, May Queen beat Demp sey Lass. In the third run downs Bona Dea beat Nonpareil, Clara Barton beat .Black Hawk, Rusty Gold beat Gladiator, O. K. Capitol beat May Queen. Fourth run downs —Clara Braton beat Bona Dea, Rusty Gold was withdrawn, and O. K. Capitol ran a bye with Rol licking- Airs and was defeated. In the final O. K. Capitol defeated Clara Barton. O. K. Capitol, winner of the first money, $200, is owned by James Hur ley of San Francisco. Clara Barton, second, winner of .SIOO, is owned by Hall & Newell of Merced. Rusty Gold, third, is owned by Sterl & Knowles of San Francisco, and Bona Dea, fourth, is owned by R. D. Malcolm of San Francisco. Each took $00 prize money. The next four took .s:io each, and the next eig-ht $15 each. Gen. Miles Goes Duck Shooting. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10.—General Nel son A. Miles spent the day duck shoot ing at Otay Dam with E. S. jof the Hotel Del Coronadc. The Gen eral was very successful in the sport. WHOLE NO. 18,969. GEN. YOUNG'S RAPID PAGE AFTER REBELS. Arrived at Towns in Possession of the Insurgents A Day er Two in Advance of the Tine the Americans Were Expected, Aguinaldo and His Government Said to Be Making Desperate Efforts to Escape to Bayombong, the Information at Manila Be ing That the Rebel Leader is Still in the Low Country. MANILA, Nov. IG, 9:30 p. m.—Re ports have been received here from General Young, dated Humingam yes terday. Humingam is about thirty miles east of San Fabian. General Young is supposed to have advanced considerably farther toward San Fa bian. A correspondent of the Associated Press telegraphs an account of the rapid pace with which General Young covered the road with his cavalry. Th« Macabebe scouts completely .surprised and demoralized the insurgents around the low country. A messenger and reinforcements who were captured say no. town from San Jose to San Nicholas expected the arrival of the Americans until a day or two after they actually arrived. Aguinaldo and his Government an« said to be making desperate efforts to escape to Bayombong. AH the in formation here is that he is still intthe low country. Lieutenant Johnson, with TroopfM, Third Cavalry, captured yesterday* at San Nicholas, twelve barrels contain ing the wardrobe of Aguinaldo's wife, some personal effects, the records of the Secretary of War, and much com missary and medical supplies. Senora Aguinaldo probably escaped over the divide, but the Secretary of War is thought to be inside the lines. Thomas W. Hayes, a civilian, and Calvin S. Davis of the Sixteenth In fantry, who were held prisoners by the insurgents, have been rescued.. Colonel Wessels captured at Tayug several hundred thousand pounds " of rice, 5,700 pounds of salt, 1,500 pounds of flour marked "Dayton, Ohio," 2.500 pounds of sugar, 1,300 new uniforms and hundreds of thousands of Mauser ! shells. The names of Lieutenant Gilmore and seven of his men were found written on the walls of the convent of San Quentin. The garrisons of all the towns surprised resisted feebly. General Wheaton has not yet ap peared. ! Th* l remains of Major John A. Logan, killed in action at San Jacinto Satur ; day, were buried in Paco Cemetery j this morning. Many persons followed the body to th<> grave. Chaplain Pierce i officiated, and the Twentieth Infantry : furnished the escort, which was com manded by Major Rodman. The pall | bearers were the Captains of the Twen tieth Infantry. OTIS' REPORT OF AMERICAN AD, VANCE. "WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—General j Otis to-day cabled the War Department concerning the situation of the Amer ican advance in pursuit of Aguinaldo: "Manila, Nov. 10.—During thirty-six hours four and one-half inches of rain fell, and it is still raining north. Law ton's telegraph line not beyond San Jose. His last dispatch on the even ing of the 14th. reported the capture of many supplies, transportation north and east of San Nicholas, and our troops moving from Humingan and Tayug west on Urdaneta, where an in surgent force is reported, Law ton has abundant supplies, subsistence, forage and transportation at San Isidro and Cabanatuan. but is unable to move it. j Mac Arthur has the railroad between! | Bambam and Tarlac in operation for | five miles. The road south of Bam -1 bam is being reconstructed. The re , moved rails were found north of Tar lac. Mac Arthur siends four barttalions and one troop of cavalry forward to Gerona to-day; the advance from Ati aga at Victoria, five miles north of East Tarlac. OTIS." EPIDEMIC OF DENGUE. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—Chief Suix geon Woodhull, at Manila, under data of October 12th. sends Surgeon General Sternberg the following: "A sharp and quite general epidemlo of dengue has prevailed in Luzon for some months past, and it appears to be spreading to the south. There have been few really severe cases, but a large number that interdicted duty for some days." COLLIDED IN A FOG. Two Passenger Trains Come To gether in Kentucky. LOUISVILLE, Nov. 10.—A head-end collision between passenger trains oc curred at 8 o'clock this morning at Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., eight miles south of this city. Passenger train No. 41 on the Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis road, bound for St. Louis, and the Illinois Central northbound from New Orleans, came together in a dense fog. The injured are: C. B. Shaw, postal clerk, head cut, leg broken and thought to be internally injured, will die; W. H. Hinesley, baggagemaster of L. H. and St. L., badly cut; A. M. Evans, con ductor L. H. and St. L.. badly sprained and severe bruises. Engineer Cham berlain and Fireman Ridgeway of the L. H. and St. L. were slightly injured. Beyond a severe shaking up, nona of the passengers were injured. Hardwood Lumber Association. MEMPHIS (Term.), Nov. 16.—The semi-annual convention of the National Hardwood Lumber Association begoi in this city to-day with a large attend ance from the principal lumber sec tions of the country. Today's session was devoted to organisation and the appointment of committeea.