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$4 J&Wi ittt Number 2005. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1899. Price One Cent. ire COLOMBIA SAILS ALOi SIi am rock's Topmast Breaks and She Leaves the Course. The Affrecfficnt Itcp:arilin: Accident SaR'KChtcil by Sir Thomas Upton The !tnrt With Favorable AVInd and ibc Pronpeet of a Sharp Con tent The Fatal Accident to the Challenger ami Its Cubsc The Walkover for the Defender and Her Exhibition Ilacc The Lelisurc ly Una Over the TrlanKle to a Fln ifflh The Otlictal Time Vest Trial. NEW YORK. Oct. 17. There -was wind enough today, but only one of the colossal seafightcrs, the Columbia, got the full benefit oTjt. While she leisurely covered a triangular course of thirty miles off Sandy. Hook, the crippled challenger, the Shamrock, was heading homeward, trailing like aVounded duck. Her topmast was carried away when she was twenty-five minutes on the windward leg of the trian gular course, and her club topsail was put out "of commission. Under an agreement suggested by Sir Thomas Upton and sign ed by him and C. Oliver Iselln, the man agers of the Yankee yacht could honorably do nothing else than take a "walk-over." This suited Sir Thomas Upton admirably. The agreement runs as follows: Isssmttcb as we are of the opinion that the AmiTjea8 Gap races are no Iks a test of the strcnptb of the construction of the competing ickscIs than of their sailing qualities, and as it i& deemed advisable to avoid the embarrassment in ,w!iich a rf finds herself when called upon to Secfde whether to withdraw from a race upon the occurrence of an accident difablin her competitor. It is agreed ilist iu the races between the Shamrock and the Columbia each yacht shall Etand by the canscguences of any accident hap pening to 1ier. and that the uninjuttU vessel fhsU sail out the race. The -uniatlfactory race demonstrated, at least, ibat the Columbia's rigging is better constructed than the Shamrock' "When the mishap occurred the yachts had covered about & quarter of the ten-mile windward leg, east by south, from Sandy Hook Iight Etlp. They were on the port tack, headlu about southeast, in a sun-splashed sea that spurted fn glittering spray from under their bows, with the Yankee yacht probably a tenth of a mile to windward. The Sham rock"had been footing well, and the talent aboard declare that she was really Jn the lead, and that, if she had ticked, she would have forced the Columbia to go about Thtt would Imve been her privilege, as the yacht on ib.5 port tack must always give way to the one on the starboard. Close observers on vessels of the accompanying fleet were 6ftheopInion that If the Shamrock had gone on -the -starboard tack the Columbia would have had plenty- of room to cross her bows. Jvt Before the Accident. "Before the trio of British skippers could make up their minds to try forcing the Yankee clipper about the thing happened tv-alch made the maneuvre impossible. The Shamrock was plunging beavily into the long swells, carrying a No. 2 club topsail, the next to the largest in her marvelous euit, and many yards bigger than that of the Columbia, its club projects twenty one feetbeyond the end of the gaff, and it is alroofrt as voluminous as some of the mainsails of former cup defenders. Natur ally, the topmast receiving the mighty strain of wind pressure on the lofty fabric must be strong and -well set up. While nearly everybody within range of the con tending yachts were gazing at them far to windward, the club topsail of the Br.ton fluttered at the head. Then it wrinkled aaJf collapsed, earning with it the top mast. The tangle of -wreckage fell to star 'bosfrd. The Columbia luffed up a moment and then went about on the starboard tack, standing northeast. A moment later lehe "took down her Jib topsail. Tihe -disabled challenger came- up Into the wind, and her crew began clearing away the wreckage, and the Shamrock cquared away for homo with her club topsail'dnngling In the hollow of her main sail, rounded by the twelve-knot breeze. A small fleet of excursion boats and tugs followed .the luckless Briton half way back to the lightship. Her attending tug gave her a line and towed her to her moorings Inside the Hook. Five minutes after the accident Sir Thomas Upton's steam yacht Erin hauled down the pennant of the Royal Ulster Yacht Ciub and her guard flag 4ind Eteamed after the green boat. Her ensign as he ran before the breeze hung Hmp and mournfully against the staff over the taff-rall. Cause of the Trouble. The trouble aboard the Shamrock was caused by the parting of the topmast port chroud. About twelve feet from the deck II crosses the masthead shroud. At the place --where It crosses the shrouds are nipped with steel strands, so they cannot touch and chafe each other. It is thought that,, there was a defect in the topmast shroud at the "nip where it parted. There was doubtless a tremendous strain on the shroud, quite enough, in a seaway, Tccarryn-way anything but a perfect piece of, steel cable. "The Columbia, after the mishap, simply gave an oxhibftlon sail for admiring pa triots, who r-ade up In enthusiasm what they lacked Js, numbers. She was In the business of simply looking handsome, which iae did to the finish, where she was greeted thunderously. The next race will be on Thursday, if there is a breeze. Meanwhile the Sham rock will be fitted with -a new topmast and fchroud. For that purpose she was towed - to the Erie Basin, and carpenters were put "66 -work finishing up the spare epar that jvas made for her some time ago. It Is -sixty-seven feet long and. of the best Oregon pine. Before midnight it was ready to be hoisted In. Thursday's contest will be fifteen miles to windward or leeward and return. The Early Preparation. Soon after 10 o'clock the race committee set the signals which meant that the first leg of the triangular course was to be cast by wrath, the second southwest, one half outh, and the third north-northwest. As the wind was blowing a point south at east the rival sloops knew that the first leg -aould be a beat to windward, the second a reach, and the third a broad raacb. for home. "When the preparatory gun boomed at Jflj-JS o'clock the nianeuvrlng ground to the loeward of the starting line was pretty well -guarded by torpedo boats and around them was scattered a number of newspaper tugs. There were fifteen minutes to come before the starting signal would be made but the rival iioops quickly came together, as though la a hurry to get over the line. After ytzlng each other up, they separated, the Shamrock standing off on the starboard tack to the south, while the Columbia raced away on the other tack. As the warning gun sounded at 10:53 the $4.S0 to Philadelphia nuti Return via n. & O. Account Sutional Bxport Exposition, Tisur cay, October 19, Novrnibcr 2 and 10. Ticicii oo.l ior lea "", inwutiini' athnitsUra, $S,&0. tJXi per KiO It. hcit Hoards. boucl't Wore adiiii.ee, hesee Jlw irlcc3. Shamrock gybed and stood due south In pursuit or the Columbia, which had by this time turned to the southward and was speeding along parallel to the starting line. The Shamrock hauled up a little on the wind and finally came close upon the white boat's weather quarter, whereupon the Columbia, whiph was sailing with her boom to starboard, wheeled off to leeward and gybed. Both boats were now well to the south west of the starting line, and the distances might have been figured at a third of a mile. There were not many minutes to spare so the Yankee boat resolved to make a start, even if she was forced to accept the leeward position. They were quite close to the line by this time and for an instant it seemed as though they would have to wheel around in order not to cross before the starting signal waB fired. But the boom of the gun at exactly 11 o'clock put an aoubt at rest and the yachts kept on their course. Just before reaching the line tbi Sham rock pinched close up into the wind and the Columbia immediately pointed up with her, and, thus racing like a span or horses, they shot across, the Shamrock fifteen sec onds after the gun was fired and the Co lumbia two seconds behind her. A Fine Start. As soon as the line was crossed Captain Barr's boat gradually drew out clear of the ether boat. The Shamrock headed off a bit also, but she was too late to stop the onward rush of the Columbia. The Yan kee drew away until the spray thrown Loa the green bows of the Shamrock fell in the wake of the defender. Hogarth put his tiller down and the Shamrock swung over on the port tack, heading southeast. The white boat allowed a few seconds to pass before she came about. They were both heading about southeast, and as soon as she gathered full headway the Columbia began to outpoint and ojt foot her rival just as she did on Monday. Whether the absence of her Jib topsail prevented her from showing the same speed as the Columbia, or whether she drifted to leeward when sailing on the wind, the fact remains that the further they sailed the greater became the dlstanct between them. They started on this tack at 11:03, and they kept on It until, suddenly, at 11:23, the Shamrock carried away her topmast, and her club topsail went over with it. It was, or course, useless for her to continue the race, so she put up onto the wind and soon headed for home. When the unfor tunate accident occurred the Columbia was fully a furlong in the lead. That is to say, she had a weather position of fully 220 -ysrds. When the Shamrock's topmast went by the board the Yankee, having no rival to fear, was able to do Just as she pleased. She went about on the starboard tack one minute after the Shamrock came to grief, and in a short space of time was far from the scene of her rival's misfortune. She took in her baby Jib topsail, and made the rest of the journey to the first mark undet mainsail, club topsail, staysail, and jib. The regatta committee's tug rushed up to the crippled 'challenger, and the officials asked If they could lend any assistance. As none was required the tug left her and put after the Columbia, In order that he committee could supervise the race and tiV-ce the time at the turning marks. Many af the excursion steamers crowded around tae Shamrock, but a majority of them kevt on after the Columbia. A Beautiful Picture. The cup defender made a beautiful pic ture as she raced along on the journey to the outer mark. She was still on the star board tack, and she held that board from 11:26 until 12:04. Then she came about and stood off on the port tack. She had nothing left to worry her, and she pro ceeded to the mark as suited her fancy. All that she had to do was to cover the course within the time limit of five and I one-half hours, and at the rate she was going there was no doubt but that she would no it handsomely if the wind be haved itself. The first mark could be distinctly seen without the aid of marine glasses when the Columbia tacked soon after the neon hour. She held her course for sixteen minutes, and "then at 12:20 came about on the starboard tack. This hitch also lasted sixteen minutes, and when she came about again she was able to point well up to the mark. That ivas her last tack. The excursion steamers were not allowed to get up to windward, so the Columbia found onlr one of the committee tugs to greet her at. ahe gracefully rounded the mark at 12,v.28 But away off to lee ward the pleasure craft gave her a salute from their whistles and then they all headed southwest of the second stake. This leg was a reach for the Columbia. There were no exciting Incidents as far as the Columbia was concerned. Although the wind had dropped, the difference in its strength was hardly noticeable. The Columbia was on the point of sailing at which a yacht usually shows at Its best, and In the prevailing wind the Columbia made fairly quick time of it in the reach for the second mark. She gybed around the mark at 1:33:27, and then shaped her course for home, with the wind on her starboard quarter. The wind fell again, but there was now no doubt but that it would maintain sufficient strength for the Columbia to record a second victory over the Shamrock. It ivas easy work for the excursion fleet to keep ahead of her, how ever, and as the old Sandy Hook lightship became visible In the distance the steam vessels rusted ahead and crowded around the finishing line. The Columbia hauled her balloon top sail to the deck when she was about a mile and a half from the end of the journey, setting in Its place a baby Jib topsail. The wind had veered around again, and was once more blowing from the east by south. The white boat came along at a fair rate of speed. As she crossed at 2:37:17 the committee's boat's whistle gave one short toot to denote that the race was ended. Summary: Start. 1st Mark. 2d Mark. FjnWi. Columbia ..11:00.17 12:30:28 1:33:27 2-37:17 Slamroci... .11:00:15 Did not finuli. XIPTON IS HOPEFUL. He Take Ills Mihfortime In u Sjortn mnnlikc Dimmer. NEW YORK, Oct. 17. "I've been In tighter corners than this and pulled out all light, and I still have hope that I may pull out of this one," said Sir Thomas Lipton to a reporter this afternoon on board the Erin. "Naturally I am disappointed and very sorry that the second trial should end as this one has, but it is all In yachting, and constitutes part of the sport. I thought tha. we had a good chance today, and all on the Shamrock firmly believed that the yacht would win. The accident was an unfortunate one, and it could not have been foreseen. It might as well have happened to the Columb.a, and wou.d have been Just as unsatisfactory. We must make the best of the misfortune and try again as soon as we arc ready, which will probably be on Thursday." The mishap to the Shamrock was a big ger disappointment to all connected with $U.lo Special KiciirIi to $.-. Philadelphia via Piusylvn- n in Knllrond. Aecosnt of JJarjland Day at tlie Export Expo sition, tickets will be sold for special train leav inp Suth Stmt station, 7:15 a. hi. Thursday, Oc tober W, returning leave Philadelphia 6:30 l). m., nine 5le at rate of $3 25, including admission, ticlttfi good only on special train in each direc tion. Train will itop at Exposition, South Stictt, In each diicction. Frank T.lhhcy & Co., hIwjijn lovret prices ca lumber, cullwork, etc Cth l K. Y. ac. the boat than the defeat o Monday. On Monday there was a race, and, although some claimed that if the Shamrock had been handled differently, the distance be tween the two yachts at the finish would not have been so great, they were content that the race had been sailed to a con clusion. It is claimed by those who, know the good points, of the Shamrock that reaching is her forte, and it was confident ly expected that with a ten-mile beat to windward and then two reaches of ten miles each the challenger would finish in the lead, and so wipe out the defeat of the first day of the series. When the accident to the Shamrock occurred Sir Thomas, who was on the bridge of the Erin, stood and looked at the wreck. Not a muscle of his face showed the keen disappointment he must have felt. Sir Thomas was the first to break the silence. Turning to Captain Matthews, the master of the Erin, he said: "Get over as quickly as possible. Some one may be hurt. Dr. Mackay, bo ready to go in the launch to render any assistance that may be necessary." Then he turned to look at the yacht again. The Shamrock in the mean time had been headed toward the lighthouse and the sailors were soon at work clearing away the wreckage. When the Erin got within hailing distance Dr. Mackay called out through the megaphone: "Sir Thomas wishes to know if anyone is Injured." A dozen on the Shamrock rushed to the side and shouted back "No." At this Sir Thomas looked relieved. The worst of the wreck was soon cleared away, and then a line was passed from the tug James A. Lawrence to the Shamrock, nnd the yacht was towed into the Horsehoe, the Erin standing by. On the Erin Sir Thomas was the first one to recover his usual spirits. He took the mishap in a sports manlike way, and tried to make the best of it. The guests talked among themselves, realizing that an expression of sorrow from them would not mend matters. After a while E. A. Sumner, a member of the New York Yacht Club, who was on board, ad dressing Sir Thomas, said: "Sir Thomas, jou have the sympathy of every Yankee on board." Tho Shamrock's owner looked at his glasses for a moment and then replied: "Thank you, Mr. Sumner. It is unfor tunate, but it can't be helped." The steam yacht Oneida ran alongside, with C. E. Benedict and Captain Winslow on board. Mr. Benedict shouted, as the yacht steamed by, "Heartily sorry," and Sir Thomas waved his hand in acknowledg ment. Sir Thomas, after watching the Sham rock for some time, went among his guests and chatted about the mishap. He sail: "ThiB is hard luck, but it is part of the sport. Yesterday we were beaten fairly and squarely, and today, when we thought that w had a good chance to win, the topmast is carried away." Someone suggested that Mr, Iselln would probably not accept a walkover. Sir Thomas quickly corrected this error by saying: "One of the conditions that Mi. Iselhi and I agreed to was that, if one yacht broke down' the other was to sail over the "course for the race. I suggested that this condition should be, made because If it had not been made it would put tfio owner of the yacht that withstood tho weather all right in an embarrassing posi tion. If it had not been made and Mr. Iselin had said he would not finish the race, I should have considered it a favor, These races are just as much to test the strength of construction of the competing yachts as they are to test their speed ana the seamanship of the men who are hand ling them. The Shamrock has broken down and the Columbia has won the race." A morning paper today, in a statement signed by Capt. H. C. Haff, said: "In each of the three times that the yachts have started the Shamrock has pointed as high and footed as fast and sometimes faster than the Columbia. The fact that she did not do it today leads me to believe that tho Columbia's sails have tjeen greatly, Un proved, and that she has been relieved of many pounds of ballast, for she appeared lighter on the water ?id seemed to start quicker in tlw moderate breezes that were blowing than she ever did before." This was shown to Sir Thomas Lipton, who at once turned it over to Lord Charles Beresford. Lord Charles spoke promptly and emphatically. He declared it was all nonsense. "Those gentlemen on the Columbia," he declared, "are too good sportsmen to do anything like that. If they had changed their ballast they would have said so and would have had the yacht remeasured. It is an outrage to make such a statement 1 don't believe a word of it Of course the sails can be altered and trimmed as much as the Columbia's people wish." Sir Thomas Lipton asked Mr. Russell to take the paper over and show it to the captains on the Shamrock. When Mr. Russell returned he said: "No one has anything to say about this on the Sham rock. No changing of ballast has been noticed there, and" the story is not be lipved." Sir Thomas Lipton declined to discuss the matter beyond saying: "I do not be lieve a word of it." L03STDON DESPONDENT. The PrcKS Believe the Cup "Will lle lnnin in America. LONDON, Oct. IS. The morning papers are unanimous In expressing the vlsw that the America's Cup will remain in New York. They regret that an accident pre vented the Shamrock from sailing out the race yesterday, but think that even if she had the Columbia would have been the victor. YELLOW JACK IN HAVANA. Twenty-One Cukcs and Thirteen DentliM in One Month. HAVANA, Oct. 17. Mrs. Latorde, wife of General Ludlow's acting chief clerk, died today from yellow fever. It is not known where she contracted the disease. She lived in San Ygnacio Street, a few blocks from the palace, in a house that is in good sanitary condition. There have been twenty-one cases of yellow feyer reported this month, and there have been thirteen deaths from the disease, a re markably large mortality. Five of the persons who died were Americans. The weather Is now dry and cooler, and no danger of an epidemic Is apprehended. Despatches from Yagua Ramps, Santa Clara province, report a fight between rural guards and bandits. One guard and one bandit were killed. The remainder of the outlaws escaped. Reports have been receive from Pinar del Rio that another attempted lynching of a Spanish ex-guerrilla has occurred there. The police saved the Intended victim. Young Julio Sanguily and several of his associates, who are census enumerators, will resign in order to prevent embarrass ment for Supervisor Basco. Sanguily's re cent escape from punishment after he was convicted of hauling down the Spanish flag at the Spanish Clerks' Club caused his appointment as a census enumerator to be adversely commented upon in certain quarters, and it Is thought that his res ignation will save much friction. General HitrrlMui at Brussels. ' ANTWERP, Oct. 17. Former President Harrison has arrived at Brussels rom Thu Hague. He will go from Brussels to "Lon don. !?.t.2.-. IMiIltu'elphla nnd Ho turn via . fc O. Ma -nd Day, October 19, Including admission to Imposition. Tickets good, poing, on 7:05 a. m. train, ami retumin?, on train leaving Pliila-Ji-'phia at 7:30 p. m., same day. Xi.-Ti each for clear Doors. flu: aie IJi-inch thick, well maue. C:h Jt N.Y. av. PARLIAMENT 1 SESSION Discussion Follows the Reading of the Queen's Speech. Sir Henry Cainpl)cll-Biinnernssin on JlchnU of the Opposition Declares the Body Sever Diet Under More Scrlon.s ClrcnnistanceM The War as Viewed by Various Factions. LONDON, Oct. 17. There Tvas keen coin i petition among the members of the House of Commons to obtain seats at the opening of Parliament today. Some of the members arrived as early as 6 o'clock. In the morn ing the yeomen of the guard and the beefeaters went through 'the usual cere mony of searching tne cellars and vaults for ronspiratois. Tho Speaker took the chair at 1:52 o'clock. Meantime the crowds outside cheered the members as they arrived. The gentleman usher of the black rod sum moned the full House of Commons to the House of Lords to listen to the reading of the Queen's speech. Only eighteen psers were present in the Houge of Lords, but the galleries were crowded' with peeresses and strangers. " The Quecn'.t Speech. The Queen's speech was as follows: My Lords and Gentlemen: Within a very brief period after the recent prorogation I am compelled by events deeply affecting the interests of my Empire to recur to your advice and aid. The state of affairs in South Af rica made it expedient that my Govern ment should be enabled to strengthen the military forces of this country by calling out the reserves., ' For this pur pose the provisions of the law render it necessary that Parliament should be called together. Except for the difficulties that havo been caused by the action of the South African Republic the condition of the world continues to be peaceful. Gentlemen of the House of Commons: Measures will be laid ',before you for the purpose of providing for an expenditure which hasv been or may be caused by events In South Africa. The estimates for the ensuing year will be submitted to you in due course. There are many subjevr1 of domestic interest to which your interest will be invited at a later period, when the ordinary season for the labors of a Parliamen tary session has been reached. For the present I have Invited your atten tion In order to ,33k you" to deal with an exceptional exigency, and I pray that in-performing-the duties which claim jour attention yqu may have the guidance and blessing of Almighty God. The House of Commons was crowded when the session was resumed., Sir Alex ander Aclan-Hood (Conservative), member pf Parliament for West Somerset, moved the customary address in reply to the speech "from the J.brone. ' Mr. Royds (Unionist), 'meiooer for Roch dale, seconded the addresss Eoth speak ers earnestly supported the Government, which, they declared, had npt sought war. Sir Henry Campbe1ILBannerman spoke on behalf Pf the opposition. Parliament, he declared, had never met under store serious circumstances. "We were, he said, a European Protestant nation, but the de mands of the- Transvaal Government were couched in such language that it was im possible for any self-respecting country to consider them. He assured the Govern ment that his followers would offer no obstacle to the granting of the supplies necessary for the rapid and effective prose cution of the war. Mr. Bannerman said the essential grievances of foreigners in the Transvaal had been removed. Our natural position in South Africa made us responsible for Its quiet and content. He had hoped this could be obtained In a pacific manner. As to 1 the civil uegotia tlons, he said they had been to some ex tent a game of bluff. They were unworthj of a great nation and were not likely to be successful with such ppople as tho Boers. The claim of suzerainty by Great Britain more than anything else had re moved the chances of success. He asked Mr. A. J. Balfour, tho Government leader of the House of Common sfor assurances that tho Government was not actuated by any unworthy desire to avedge former mil itary disasters or to establish' the political superiority of Englishmen oyer Dutchmeu. Mr. Balfonr'tt Meyly. Mr. Balfour, the Governnjent leader, re pudiated the suggestion tha Great Britain had goaded the Transvaal into war by flaunting suzerainty -in ii?e face of the Boers, or that she had attempted to bluff them. He reiterated the arguments in sup port of the Government's -position, which he had used In previous public speeches. He declared that a country had never gone to war on an issue which was more clearly one of righteousness and liberty. Sir Charles Dilke (Radical) disclaimed any sympathy with the thick-headed tory Ism of the B6ers In their treatment of the natives. He admitted that it was impos sible not to take up the gauntlet they had thrown down, but said he -could not help regarding with the gravest doubt the sac rifices imposed on Great Britain. He fore saw that the future wouid impose a strain on the British military system In maintain ing garrisons in South AMca, to which it would provv unequal, and It might lead tc a neglect of the duty of Adequately main taining the navy. The outlook, conse quently, was gloomy. " Mr. John Dillon (anti-Paraellite) moved an amendment to the addivs to the effect that the war had been caused by Great Britain claiming the right to interfere in the Internal affairs of'the Transvaal in di rect violation of the convention, and by her massing troops on tho frontiers. He insisted upon independent .friendly arbitra tion. T Mr. Michael Davltt (Nationalist) Jeclared that the whole world, outside of the British Empire, cried shame upon the British for forcing war upon the Boers, and he rejoiced that Irish voicss joined Che indignant chorus. It was a war between a giant and a dwarf, and did not have a single redeem ing feature. Mr. Chamberlain Aftnclccd. William Redmond (rarnelllle) attaskeJ Mr. Chamberlain as the one who had caused the Avar, and said that he was the man upon whose head, would rest the guilt for the blood of every Briton and Dutch man killed, the man whom Dutch women would teach their children to curse. Mr. Redmond declared trLit Mr.' Ch;iaib-r!nin 1 was a man who was the prey of over whelming amomon, who, not emanating from the class of gentlemen, yet aspired t: mix with thcni. - , The Speaker calledMr. Redmond to or der, and the latter thn apologized Top his remarks regarding the Co'on'al Sscret.irv. After several other speeches, Mr. Dil- Jlcduced Tlntes. Account o Krcdcrleh Fair Via D. & O. J. It. All traiiw October 10, 17, IS, 10, and 20, (rood fonreturn' until October 21, 2.20, includinc jdmihribn. Special trains Oc tober 18 and 10, leave Washington 0:03 j, m. and return from Frederick 5 p m. rame day. Hate "1.C5 for lound tup, including admission. Hemlock and Spruce Iinth rcailv ler immediate dtlhcry. Cth ja N. Y. ave. Ion's amendment was rejected by a vote of 322 to 54. In the House of Lords the Earl of Kirn berley, the Liberal leader in that body, said he regretted that the country was en gaged in what might be Jermed civil war. IU regard to the calling o"ui 61 the reserves and the voting of money, his party was equally ready with tho Lords of the f.ppo site party to give the Government all Ihe support necessary. He did not view with satisfaction the way the negotiations bad been conducted. He regretted the use which had been made of the word suzer ainty. It had been unnecessarily Haunted in the face of the Boers and caused irrita tions, but He did not regard the moment as opportune to enter into details. He wished a speedy and successful conclusion of the war. Prime Minister Salisbury, referring to the Boer ultimatum, said he could only characterize" It as a defiance so audacious that he could hardly describe it adequately without using stronger words than were suitable to this assembly. The ultimatum obviated tho necessity of explaining why we were at war. He once shared the pop ular opinion of President Kruger's amia bility, but he had since discovered that the Transvaal executive would Am un scrupulous in his acts and language so long as he could realize the dream of his life in getting rid of British suzerainty. The Government's object was to make British interests paramount in South Africa and to civilize and improve the condition of all races In that country. Regarding the future, Lord Salisbury said it was impossible to return to the condi tions established by the conventions of 1S81 and 1881. He would never consent, if he had the strength to resist, to re turn to the position held during the last seventeen or eighteen years. The sov ereignty of England must he paramount. There aupj: not be a doubt about the white races" being on an equality. He could not say -what means would be adopted to bring this about, but he hoped that whatever plan was adopted would be consistent with very large autonomy for each population. Lord Salisbury said he did not' think any other alternative was possible since It is absolutely necessary that they should maintain tho paramountcy of Great Britain. The address was agreed to. LONDON, Oct. 18. The "Times" says it learns that the sum the Government will a'ik of Parliament for war expenses is about 10.000,000. GENEBAL MENDOZA RESIGNS. The Snrrcnder of Caracas Not Yet Accomplished. CARACAS, Veneuzuela, Oct. 17. Gen. Luciano Mendoza has resigned the com mand of the Government forces. It was this officer who, a few days ago, refused to engage the revolutionary forces of General Castro, thereby betraying the Government to the enemy. Gen. Julio Sarria, commanding an in surgent force, Is, together with the army of General Castro, marching -on this city. President Andrade is. stilL treating with General Castro. PEISONEES lOXTBEATED. Mail Advices on Conditions in Vene zuela Keeeived. NEW YORK, Oct. 17. Mail advices by the steamer Philadelphia from Venejuela tell of the brutal treatment by tha Govern ment of the political prisoners in Caracas. Joseph Manuel Hernandez, without whos forces General Castro could not have suc ceeded in his revolution, has long been In Ill-health, and his Imprisonment in a dun geon has made him worse. He is ia irons. From Barcelona-comes the news that the seaport Guanta has been taken by the in surgent General Mafcand. Gen. Jose Antonio Velunlinl, who left this city several weeks ago to lead an ex pedition from Trinidad, has arrived in Barcelona with the arms and ammunition he purchased here. Senor Carlos Echevario, who resigned recently as Minister of Pub lic Credit, was arrested while trying to leave the country. Dr. Juan Francisco Castillo, who was Minister of Interior un der President Crespo, and Gen. Jcse Ra mon Nunez, who was a member of the same Cabinet, are reported to have joined the revolutionists. DISPOSITION OF SAMOA. Tvo ProiiosnlH for Solving: the Pres ent DUIieultlcs. BERLIN, Oct. 17. The "Cologne Ga zette" says that during yesterday's secret deliberations of the Colonial Council, Hsrr ion Buelow, the imperial Minister of For eign Affairs, made a statement regarding Great Britain's offers concerning Samoa. He said tha British proposals were that Sa moa should ba ceded to Germany, England to receive compensation for such cession. There was also another possibility that of Germany agreeing to evacuate the arch ipelago In favor of Great Britain In return for certain considerations by the latter country'- Von Buelow oppose-! t:e ess ion of the Islands to Englard, but said he wouM agree to any other solution of the ques tion. The "Gazette" points out that the con dition of affairs in the Samoan Islands wil! never be satisfactory until the group is placed under control of a single power. THE GOVERNMENT ANXIOUS. The IncrcnHliiJ? Power of the Social ists in Belgium. ANTWERP, Oct. 17. The Socialists arc making great demonstrations throughout the country over the result of the elec tions. Socialists are gaining strength in all large centres, and the Government Is extremely anxious over the outlook. It is feared that the Liberate and Socialists will combine their forces and overthrow the Government. SIGNED POR AUSTRIA. Another Signature Afllxed to The lints lie- Pence Conventions. THE HAGUE, Oct. 17. Count von Wel sersheimb, Austrian Minister of National Defence, who was the head of the Austrian Hungarian delegation to the recent Peace Conference here, has signed, on behalf or his Government, the conventions adopted by the conference. A PROMOTION ASItED. The IlnoslerM "Want General I.awtun's Unnlc Itaisod. FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 17. Friends of General Lawton here, his old home, are booming him for appointment to a briga dlership in the Regular Army. Through efforts made here both Senators Fairbanks and Beveridge, of Indiana, have wired President McKinley to honor the Hoosier hero, who Is now in the Philippines. A Paper Trust Form In fr. NEW YORK, Oct. 17. A scheme is on foot for a consolidation of all the manufactories of paper, wood-pulp board, paper-pulp board, and straw-board, involving a capi tal of some $50,000,000. Definite plans will pbe announced only when the committee .now having tho details under consideration have reached an agreement. Klynii's HiislncxH CoIIckc. Mh and IC. Justness, shorthand, tpow-itinu $2a a jear. "fi.OO per I.OOO for licit Shingles. iurgtsl ue, &c2J, all p:i!ti.. Liijbey i: Co. OTIS' POLICY CRITICISED. Kecent Evpedltion and Conditions In Hospitals Cause Comment. MANILA, Oct. 15 Via Hongkong, Oct. IS. Recent military operations on Porac, to tho north, and on San Francisco and Malabon to the south, which were planned in General Otis' office in Manila, contem plated only expeditions against the enemy and Immediate withdrawal from thesa re gions. These operations were severely criticised by military men general y. The futility of such maneuvres i3 dlzcaurag ng. Soldiers and officers alike feel that their lives are belng sacrificed without accom plishing results. Orr losses are heavy when compared with the advantages gained. The medical department is outraged because General Otis fails to recognize through its repre sentations the dire need of more medical officers, nurses, and hospital room. The First Reserve Hospital is in bad shape. Hundreds of sick are lying In dirty tents, though for months the extreme need of more substantial quarters has been con stantly Impressed on the Governor General. The failure to erect or provide sufficient hospital room Is possibly .explained by General Otis' mental attitude, which causes him to say to the newspaper cor respondents that 25 per cent of the men in the hospitals are malingering. General Otis recently sent. a. line officer with no medical knowledge to investigate and report on the men sick in a certain regiment, though the surgeon's official re port in his hands showed an expert diag nosis in each case. Constant refusals meet the quartermasters' demands, and may handicap the future moves very seriously. Many officers are protecting themselves by going on record. MANILA, Oct. IS. General Lawton started fromArayat for San Isidro today. HIS CONDITION UNCHANGED. Ottniar Merjrenthnler Still Critically 111 In Baltimore. BALTIMORE. Oct. 17. The condition of Ottmar Mergenthaler. who is lying seri qusly 111 at his residence In this city, wa3 announced by his physicians to be prac tically unchanged at a late hour tonight. Little hope Is entertained of Mr. Mergen thaler's recovery, and the end may come at any time. The serious character of the malady af flicting Mr. Mergenthaler was not realized by his" family until very recently, although he hns been confined to his apartments for several we?ks pact. Everythjng that medi cal skill is capable of is being done to save tho life of the distinguished patient, but his strength Is visibly diminishing as the hours go by. THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL. The Infshnm-Xewltt 'Case'to "'Co to the Jury Today. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17. The case against former United State3 District At torney Ingham and his assistant, H. K. Newltt, en the charges of conspiracy and bribery in connection with the Lancaster revenue stamp counterfeiting case, will go to the jury tomorrow. Today District At torney Beck presented his argument, point ing out that the Government's chief eon-, tentlon was that the defendants wanted to buy "a little information" from a Govern ment employe. He characterizes the testi mony of Ingham and Nowitt that Jacobs and Kendig paid them money to employ a Secret Service operative for the purpose of investigating an alleged conspiracy as the most improbable and the-raost-impudent lie ever perpetrated in a courtroom. Id presenting the case of the defence Mr. Shields rehearsed the testimony, and an nounced that he was willing to meet tha prosecution on the issue of ths credibility of witnesses. Mr. Beck will sum up for the Government tomorrow morning. TEE RICHARDS CASE. The Government of Gnatcmala Yields to the United States. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 17. Captain Smart, of Boston, vho at rived here today from Guatemala, anaouuees that Guate mala has yielded to the demands of tha United States In the Richards case. Rich ards is an American who located certain mining claims in Guatemala. His claims were confiscated, and he was deported from the country on the ground that he had been implicated in the recent filibus tering expedition, Mr. Hunter was in structed by Secretary Hay to present Richards claim to Guatemala, and insist upon immediate action and settlement. As a result of the demands Guatemala has withdrawn Its declaration of banishment against Richards, and will Invite him to return and take up his claims. DEATH IN THE PLAMES. The Fatal "Result of a Fire in a Maine Town. BANGOR, Me., Oct. 17. Miss Mary Hubbard, of Winterport. a town twelve miles below this city, was burned to death in her house early this morning. Miss Hubbard was one of the wealthiest young women in this vicinity, and the Hubbard mansion was one of the finest In Maine. The fire started around a fireplace in a room directlv beneath the one occupied by Miss Hubbard. It probably originated from a fire which had been kindled In It Monday night when a party of friends called on Miss Hubbard to bid her good bye previous to a trip to Europe, on which she was to have started today. The fire was discovered by Amo3 Wilson, a near neighbor, and he rushed to the scene to save Miss Hubbard and the two servants, but he was driven out of the house by the fire. The servants escaped in their night clothes. After the mansion had been totally destroyed the body of Miss Hubbard was found in the ruins. Miss Hubbard was the only survivor of a family of seven children, th:ir father being Colonel Nathaniel Hubbard, for many years a prom inent Maine lawyer. PANIC POLLOWS A EIRE. Two Lives Believed in Have Keen Lest in Chleafso. CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Two lives are be lieved to have been lost In a fire which destroyed the six-story factory building at 203 Green Street, occupied by the W. C. Ritchie Paper Box Company, at 6 p. m. today. The firm employs 300 men, boys, and girls, and more than 200 were still in the building when the fire startel. A pan ic ensued, and many were slightly hurt ia escaping from the burning building. A"l were reported saved except Alexander Mc Masters, the factory superintendent, and Laura Thrill, fifteen years old, who was employed on the sixth floor, and who was 'ast seen trying to grope her way to a fire escape. Unst 910 Tour to Niagara Falls via PeniiNj lvanln Ilnilrisnd. Special train will leave' Wnsliinjrtoii &. a. m. riiuriU, October l9. Tickets limited ia ten dajs, allowing stop-over at IUiflalu, Itgchester, CatiaiuIasRua and WatUns. rtturninfr. Pjmplileta giving detailed information on application to ticket agents. in cnrlttadn heit I.utha now m and on the way; low nit. tit: A: X. Y. avc SSAULT 01 MBILI Heavy Firing Reported Between British and Boer Forces. The Garrlxon of the City Believed, to lie Sultleiently Strong: to Held Ont Against the Attacking Force Anxiety Felt In Cape Town The "Motive or the Attempt to Capture Cecil llhodei Conliimatlon of the Occupation of Newcastle and a. Number of Point on lac Natal Border Colonel Baden-Powell Makes v. Sortie Ajsainst the Enemy. CAPE TOWN, Oct. 17. According to ad vices received here, heavy firing is going: on at KImberley between the British gar rison there and the Boer forces, which aro attempting to capture the place. Though there Is much popular anxiety regarding the ability of the British to hold out against the assaults of the enemy the military authorities regard the force there as amply sufficient to maintain their de fensive attitude until re-enforcements, which are already being despatched, can reach the town and raise the siege. There has been absolutely no communication with KImberley for several days, except through a despatch rider, who arrived at the Orange River yesterday. There Is a strong foice of rough riders, headed by Cecil Rhodes, at KImberley. The Boers are extremely anxious to capture Mr. Rhodes,, they be lieving that with him a prisoner they would hold a strong card to play against th8 British. Despatches confirm the capture by tho Boers of Newcastle and a number of. minor points on the Natal border. The coast towns are crowded with -refugees from the Rand. The authorlties'ne'fo'' are making every effort to relieve tberIIs& tress that is prevalent among them. Some, of these refugees -were compelled" to .leava the Transvaal with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Colonel Baden-Powell, who commands the small British feres holding Mafeklng, is making a successful resistance to th attempts cf the Boers to take that place. Advices were received here today to the effect that he had made a sortfe against the enemy, and inflicted severe losses ' upon them. The town will be relieved as soon as re-cnfcrcements can b3 forwarded to it. It Is feared, however, by those hav ing mends ana relatives there that the Boer force will be strengthened and the British defenders overcome by mers weight of numbers before aid can reach them. A resident of Johannesburg, who left that city last Friday, arrived here today. He says that 4,000 British, subjects remain in Johannesburg. The Boer Government has made excellent arrangements for safeguarding property there. " A strong forca of special polic. chiefly Germn,sr and Frenchmen, armed, with revolvers, "patrol Ufa streetsFThe Government Issued a proclamation thrcal, ehlng a heavy penalty upon those caught looting. Nevertheless, the Government in tended to search the houses for valuables. It has withdrawn its passports from most of those who possessed them. All British subjects found In Johannesburg after Oc tober 20 will be summarily dealt with by martial law. The man say3 the train on which he traveled was palted with sand and stones throughout the journey. LONDON, Oct. IS. The War Office is sued at 11 o'clock last evening an official notification that no news of Importance had been received from South Africa during the preceding twenty-four hours. The same may be said regarding the columns of mat ter, dated from various points in South Africa, which half fill the morning papers, and, which is largely speculative or, at beat, lacks solid confirmation. Notwithstanding, however, the absence of official support It seems unquestionable that there lias oten a great, deal of firing xn the enighbornood of Mafek-.V- acd that there has been eom in the nPig'-borb'H.d uf SpiUfoatein and Vryburg. Reipectiug taeset engagements there is soue confus un of dates and the statement regarding the results ate not the least trustworttn. TLere is no confir mation cf thj reiwrt that ibr? hundred Boers were killed by Colonel Baden Powell's command at Vryburg. In Natal matters have not advanced much. Tnt Boers seem to b waiting to effect a better concentration, or. accord ing to reports from British sources, be cause the commissariat and transport ser vices have collapted. In England mobilization proceeds apace, but the meo-bers or "the reserve are not responding to the call of the Government with unanimous alacrity. Nevertheless great numbers have presented themselves. A majority of the transports that will ba used to convey the troops to South Africa are now ready at Southampton. A despatch to the "Daily 31311"" from Cape Town says that the Government has received information that the Bosia havo been repulsed three times with serere Iossses by Colonel Baden-Powell it Mafa king. The "Mail's" Lourenco Marquez cor respondent says that the British warshiis Philomel and Partridge are stopping all vessels and searching them for coutrabanj of war. A correspondent of the "Daily Mail." dat ing his despatch Orange River Station, ps tohr 17, claims to have reliable infornrfitloa that all is well at Kimberley. A news agency despatch from lVatorla says that six weeks ago tha Boar Govern ment received an offer from a wcaUhy F.uruiean adventurer to suply the Trans vaal with a fleet or torpedo boatj. fully manned, to destroy the British troopshirJa arriving at Cape Town, Durban, and oher places. The offer was rejected without even being considered. There have been many predictions that the Basutos and Zulus would rise against the Boers. The "Morning Post" corres pondent at Ladysmith, Natal, ntfw assert3 that the Basutoa havo actually nsa against tha Orange Free State. THE HAGUE, Oct. 17. The Dutch South African Association has opened a subscrip tion here and throughout Holland for the purpose of raising funds to send a full am bulance service to the Transvaal and to aid the relatives of Boers killed in bau'.e or otherwise losing their lives In the war with Great Britain. DISCUSSED HT PARIS. The French Cahlnct Conilders the Ansrlo-Uocr Situation. PARIS, Oct. 17 Although tho offirlal re count of the proceedings at today's Cabi net meeting mates no mention of any con-, sideratlon of fae South African question, the correspondent is in a position to stae definitely that it wes discussed' at some length. The ministers weighed tho poss.b'iv consequences of the hostilities now in piog ress and gave considerable attention to the Norfolk and ::.Ii. btcanilioat Co. Delightful autumn trips daily to Old r-rfnt Comfort, Newport N'ew. Xertol!:. Tlrsinla Bcwb, and Ocean View. 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