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Daily Inter Mountain
VOL. XIX. NO. 170
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Boers Open on the City With Their
Artillery and Cause Huch
Damage Thereby.
British Position is a Ticklish one, as the Boers are on
the Aggressi ve»-Successes Were Achieved at the!
Cost of Many Lives»»Telegrams Received From
General White»-Prisoners Are Being Well Treated
-=Squ£drons Being Formed for Any Eventuality—
Delayed Reports. j
London, Oct. 26.—Dispatches sent from
the front are so diversified and contra
dictory that it is difficult to outline the
situation with any degree of precision.
Three or four main facts, however, stand
out prominently.
General Symons' fight at Glencoe was
not anything like the decisive victory al
leged, and General Yule would in all
probability have been annihilated or
have met with the same fate as the cap
tured hussars if he had not retreated.
General White's "artillery duel" at
Reitfontein was a very severe engage
ment. in which tiie rifle did great exe
cution and which success was also
achieved at distressing cost.
The bombardment of Mafeking has
commenced with unknown results, and
the Boers have got their hussar prison
ers safely to Pretoria.
Altogether, the campaign is being'
strategetieal lines that
the situation of the British must in all
probability give them cause for anxiety
rtj S f° r smne time tu come - 11 is dlfficult
ß ) sec how the concentrated forces at Lady
ß I smith will be able to take the aggressive
ß ! immediately. Apart from fatigue regi
ß ments,, like the Gordon highlanders and
ß . Royal rifles, they have been practically
ß ' without officers since the fights, and 135
ß ! additional officers have been ordered to
ß ' leave England as speedily as possible.
ß j The war office today received the fol
3» I lowing telegrams from General While:
"Ladysmith, Oct. 25.—General Yule's
force has left Dundee with a view of
ß j concentrating at Ladysmith. To avoid
ß ! risk of life which a long march would
] pushed by the Boers so strenuously
' on suck sound strategetieal lines
P)i : have entailed, the wounded were left at
ß ] Dundee under medical supervision."
ß j An official British account of the tight
^ I at Reitfontaine, given out at Capetown,
h! ! sa , > . , ...
■ß ] "Yesterday Sir George White, having
ß I ascertained by previous reconnaissance
ß that the Free States forces had moved
ß east from Hester's station and were at
ß tempting to gain the road from Lady
ß ; smith to the north, moved out in the
ß j direction of Elandsiaagte with the Fif
ß ; tieth lancers, Nineteenth hussars, Im
! perial light horse, Natal mounted volun
j teers, two field batteries, one mounted
: battery and a brigade of infantry. The
ß j enemy posted a battery three miles south
v. ; of Modderspruit and opened with an in
: fantry fire at long range on the British
advance guard, consisting of the Nine
I teenth hussars. This was followed by
an artillery fire directed with consider
able accuracy against the British guns.
After an action lasting six hours, ensued
a.t Reitzfonteln Friday, the enemy were
driven from the hills commanding the
roads. Sir George White's object being
accomplished, the column returned to
Ladysmith. The enemy is believed to
have suffered. Several Boers own offi
cially that they lost over 100 killed at
Elandsiaagte, 300 prisoners, wounded and
unwounded, are in the hands of the Brit
ish, including several of high positions.
In the action at Elandsiaagte Oct. 21 the
Johannesburg force with a detachment
of the German corps was completely
broken up. All was well at Mafeking
up to Oct. 21. All was well at Kimberly
up to Oct. 23. The defenders are In good
Delayed Dispatches,
London, Oct. 26.—A batch of delayed
dispatches arrived this morning via Lo-,
renzo Marquez. They are as follows;
"Pretoria, Oct. 21: Friday's fight at
Dundee started at five In the morning
and lasted until two in the afternoon.
The burghers under General Lucas Moy
er t°°k a strong position, but were com
pelled to retire to their ] a
ter afLer cap
was resumed
S >vcrai Boer
turing a Maxim. FJ fight inf
at 10 this morning in the
! of Glencoe and Dundee,
forces were engaged. The firing was
distinctly heard at Dannehaiiscr. New
castle is under maniai law. The town
is quiet. Farmers within a radius of
three miles have been called on to give
an inventory of their stock in case it is
required and citizens have been order
ed to give up their arms. About 300 have
complied. President Steyne, of the
Orange Free State, has issued a procla
mation to the Basuot nation explaining
the reasons for the war. He makes
known that the republic is at peace wi?h
the Basuots and wishes to continue so."
"Pretoria, Oct. 22.—Genera] Jouhert re
ports that General Oronjo, commanding
the Free State and Winburg forces, had
an engagement yesterday with the Brit
ish at Elandsiaagte. It started at nine
and lasted seven hours . Nin „ , un . fih(J1 . s
"»'were wounded and six were killed All
j trucks.
prevailed while they were traversing tin
afreets. The wounded were taken to tin
the British retired to Ladysmith."
"Pretoria, Oct. 22.—British prisoners
captured Friday near Dundee were en
trained at Danihauser. They filled ten
The officers travelled first class
and a separate van was provided for two
wounded officers. An enormous crowd
assembled at tlie station here to witness
the arrival but there was no demonstra
tion. The greatest order and decorum
j Grimshaw
hospital while the other officers and men
were marched to the race course, escort
ed by mounted burghers, and were en
camped on the spot where Jameson's
troopers were confined. The officers,
Lieutenant HRDLIT P I 1 P p YDWD
ville, and Oapt. Pollock of the 18th, Hus
sars and Captain Lonsdale, Lieutenant
Meuseur, Lieutenant Garvice, Lieutenant
Lieutenant Majendie and
Lieutenant Shore of the Dublin F.usi
lecrs, looked in good health. They are
quartered in a building apart from the
men. The men appear Indifferent and
spend most of their time in smoking."

Few Boer Dead.
London, Oct. 26.—A belated dispatch
from Glencoe camp admits that very few
Boer dead and wounded were found on
the field after the battle in that vicinity.
The correspondents attempted to explain
this by saying that throughout the fight
the Boers, in accordance with their cus
tom, buried their dead and carried off
their wounded immediately after they
fell, those left representing the casualties
during the last few moments of fighting.
Another correspondent «ays the report
ed capture of all Boer cannons by the
British was incorrect.
Gen. Symons Dead.
London, Oct. 26.—The death of General
Sir 'William Penn Symons, British com
mander a: Glencoe, who was shot in the
stomach in the battle with the Boers
there on October 20th, was officially an
nounced in the house of commons today
, in
The parliamentary secretary of the war
; a
office, Mr. Wyndham, in announcing the I **
death ofOeneral Symons, said: |
"News was considerately sent to Gen
eral White by General Jouhert which te,
I eral White by General Jouhert wh'eh
conveys the impression that General
Yuie had to leave his wounded at Dun
dee. We hope to have shortly full infor
mation on the disposition made by Gen
. •»» » - „ . . . - .
eral Yule for his wounded before leav
"The house," he added, "will be glad
to know tIsat we hav" a further report
from Ma ieking', which was all right on
October til. As the establishment there
of the Nineteenth Hussars was complete,
there is no explanation why the infantry
office;s fell into tlie enemy's hands at
the same time, and it is assumed they
were mounted infantry."
Orders were issued today for an addi
tional .'.GOO troops, to sail for South Af
rica between November 4 and November
IS. The war office has received the fol
lowing dispatch from General White:
"Ladysmith, Oct. 20.—12:40 p. m.—Gen
eral Yule's column has just marched in
here after a very hard march during a
night of exceptionally heavy rain. The
men, though done up. are in good spirits
and only want rest. The enemy did not
molest them."
Bombarding Mafeking:.
Pretoria, Oct. 24.—(Via Lorenzo Mar
ques.)—The bombardment of Mafeking
by General Cronje's commando began
this morning. The women and children
were given ample time to leave the town.
Pretoria, Oct. 23—(Via Lorenzo Mar
ques.—The shelling of Mafeking was re
sumed at daybreak this morning. Sev
eral houses are in flames.
Commands Joined.
Capetown, Oct. 25, Evening.—It is offi
cially announced that General Yule is in
touch with General Sir George Stewart
White at Ladysmith.
Martial Law Reigns.
I Chicago, Oci. 26.—A special cable to
j the Chicago Tribune from London says:
j Martial law has been proclaimed
! throughout Natal and the governor gen
eral lias called out the lille associations
for the defense of PietennaVitzburg.
Complications Feared.
New York, Oct. 26.—A dispatch- to the
Tribune front London says: It cannot
be doubted, whatever may be the attitude
of reticence or even denial oil the part
of officials, that the superfluous proper- ■
tions of the army dispaltchcd under ;
General Buffer to the Cape, with the ac- i
tivity that prevails, point to expectation !
of possible serious complications with
foreign powers. Russia and France are
the powers Indicated. To have a Brit
ish fleet in readiness and to dispatch
a large force to the Cape under a com
manding office! and staff who would di
root British arms in the event of a Eury- j
pean war must be regarded as an ex
tremely wise and prudent move on the
part of the government. The Persian
gulf is Hie point whei
that any active complications will center
as in the event of war the Su.-z would he
; blockaded even with great fleets to keep
iL opt o. The Cape is England's natural
route aa.d half way route to India and
If the secret bister;,
crisis could be told, it
that the foreign offices
and Germany have nev
friendly terms. This f;
into account by those sc
the future. Those 111 "
the high officials of hot
most likely .
of the present
would Vie found I
of Great Britain 1
or been on more !
et must be taken 1
•king to forecast !
st intimate with :
i countries state
of l
of 1)
petulant behavior of a section
er ma li press toward England,
. nted by Urn German foreign
orided by tin g"corning classes
ountries. Germany and Eng
acting iog"ther. and hop • to
■ airy Hie moral support of America with
Meanwhile the channel
for Gibraltar and the r m
ity at t'ae dock yards point
'station of aii'/ t fl\ii
the tuobili
; squadron where
and it will not be
to retreat and th"if- if
, in the situation to justify
a denenstration of nav
'Germany this time.
i Ev-wy day 8,000 or ff.Oufl troops go out
to the < 'ape, but the entire army corps
I xviff be afloat this week. The usual
phrases are used by the miliiarv write!.-'
il'.pre io disguise the real nature of Gen.
; Yule's movement from Glencoe. It is
described as a scientific change of base,
a brilliant strategic maneuver, a rccon
noisancs concentration, li was, in re
ality, a w dl conducted retreat from a po
sition which was occupied for political
rather than military reasons and which
became untenable when two British gar
risons 40 miles apart were menaced by
; a greatly superior force.
Similar unscientific tactics based on
; political cows hierétions Idave involved
. the defense of Mafeking on the western
border, when military reasons a:-e valid
for a concentration of forces at Kimber
ley. General Yule's retreat leaves the
Boers in undisputed possession of the
upper triangle of Natal and enables them
after two defeats and a third artillery
duel to boast that livy have driven back
the British and broken up the first line
of trenches. The British wounded
have been left in tlpir hand» and they
must have secured possession of a con
siderable quantity of supplies and mili
tary stores at Glencoe. The Boors, with
out winning a single battle or skir cfdi,
can claim the credit < f having forced
logic enough
a feeling of
I ** Generals Yule and White's column
| \terc <> ithin three miles of each other
anil virtually in touch :n 4 o'clock yes
te, ' dey - according to a war office bulletin
issued late in the evening. Rumors of
a; rt a: battle were silenced hv this offi
cial retort, since General White knew
nothing of an engagement. The general
idling of army officers is that the Boer I
attack l«as failed and that lint ish valor
|S^*. ilimuhe d. The Boer strategy isjas
has triumphed. The Boer strategy
considered excellent«
is 1
Columbian People Have I
Annual Uprising, i
There is a Faction That Has Tried to
Foment Trouble For Some Time
But it is Believed the Government
Will Stand.
New York, Oct. 26.-A dispatch to thei
Herald from Panama says: The Herald's
correspondent in Bogoto sends word that
a portion of the liberal party, induced by
a branch of the conservative party, now
„ ,,, , , , ,, , „
called the Historical«, revolted m San
lander. The government and a majority
of the liberals, however, are resolved to
maintain peace. The government has
, .___, ,
declared the republic under martial law.
It will issue new paper currency as may
be required. It controls the railroads,!
river steamers and telegraph lines and is
acting with prudence and moderation. It
had been planned by the Historical« to
seize General Jose Sanlos, the minister
of war, but the attempt failed. This may
bring about the fall of the party and
by sinking dredges at
General Rodriguez, with
cause important political changes and
developments in Hie near rulure. The
department of Antloguia, C'auca and
Panama have remained quiet so far.
Liberals in Bolivar rose in arms on
Oct. 21, under Julio Vengopchea, and
started blowing up four bridges on the
railway line between Cartagena and Gal
imar, taking up rails, cutting telegraph
wires and obstructing river navigation]
the entrance.
large force of
men, left on the same evening on the
steamer Hercule», going up the river in
pursuit of the revolutionists. lie was'
followed by the steamers Columbia, La
Faurie and Manuela Ayrardi. This was
the situation when (lie Spanish «learner
left Cartagena on Oi l. 22. There was
then considerable excitement in Carta
gena .
Official advices received by Ihc govor
nor here state that lie national govern
ment is organizing about 500 men to
march on Santander under General Hu
gar. Publication of ill oCImnbian news
p a p,,[. s j„ d 10 republic lias been suspend
ed for the présent. Telegraphic com
munieatlon with important towns north
nf Bogota, and also with Cartagena and
Baianquilia has been interrupted. Pan
ama r> mains quiet. Business is going on
as usual. The military guard here is
strong enough to prevent disorder.
Everybody is anxiously awaiting devel
opments in the interior.
The President's Views.
Ni w York. Oct. 26. A special to Hie
Herald from Washington says: Prompt
ib datation by congress in favor of as-]
selling and maintaining complete snver
eignty over the Philippine« at whatever;
oust and in favor of Hie most liberal kind
of seif government w in a the insurrection
ends, is what the piasidevit wants. It
is also what the Philipphc- commission
ers v ant. There i s a great deal of work
for the president to do on his massage
and for the pence comnnssioneis to do
on their work, but ibis one important
conclusion is certain. Your correspon
dent inis excel!, nt authority fur the
statement that the prisaient intends to
make specific reeornmeiultuior.s to con
gross in favor of holding the Philippines
parniuiiently and as to the bum of civil
government to take the place of the mil
itary as soon as the Tugulos now in re
hellion summier. It is authoritatively
stilled that there will be no half way
tmasui's suggested for the purpose of
sid-. trucking the I'iifiippitie question until
after the next conge ss. The president
will face the issue squarely and give con
gress the best information possible from!
li ! s commissioners and other sources to!
support the position lie has assumed, it
is now only a question of the specific kind
! government the president will recom
mend. He will be governed in his deci
sion by the views of the Philippine eom
missioneis whose final decision will bei
the result of the deliberations they are
litre for now. The fiist meeting of the
commission will be held in the state de
partm.-nt tomorrow, Dut they will prob
ably rot begin the actual preparation of
their report befor- next Monday.
Germany's Plans.
here ■
thori ;
not refer to
Africa and no ukimou
to what shape the
lin. Oct. 26.-The correspondent
of Hie Associated I' ess learns au
thely that a conference between
ge«-r. .ary of th- Ada :ral;y Admiral Tfr
pitz. Minister of Foreign Affairs Count
Yon Buelow and Imperial Chancellor
Prince Hohenlohe, related wholly to the
incr e ~e of t!ie German n ivy by speedier
and larger ships iiiat contemplated under
the existing prcgramiro. This is due to
the radically ehanga d political situation
of th- world, ft is not intended as «
threat to any on". The conferences did
warships to South
ion has been reached
as to what shape th new naval plans
will reach the reichstag.
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