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Number 2006. WASHINGTON, IHl'RSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1899. Price One Cbnt. A BIG BA1TLE EIPEGTED Tk British ami Beer Forces Coh coMiimiiM' Near Lsulvsmith. Preparation of General Wlilio to SHeet th Attack The ComiHantlatit of the OrHitcc I'roe State Direct Ihic the Hurdlers' Mft- emen(x-Vn-jw4mK AmoiiK ICiikUmIi Olitcern hh1 Soldiers, Fearing na Ipriflnp: of hc ,NathP!i The TraiiMaal fIVeoporx Mill MarvhluK Ocr the Mountain The hituntiou nt M.ife iaiasr Aatal Afrikanders Huhtilc. LOMDOX. Oct. IS. What will probably JlWt 4 Jw the firat important action of the wr fs reported to have commenced Wednesday aboat twenty miles westward of Ladyamrth. Natal, the cavalry scouts of Qb. Sir George Stewart White having oncoantered the Orange Free State com- wtaioh are reported to number than 10,000 men, and which invaded Natal tfcraqgtt the passes of the Drakens h a. Mountains. It is understood that General Prinaloo. the commandant gen enril of the Free State, is directing the movements of the Boers. General White, who has at Ladysmith aheht 9,000 men of all arms, is reported to be wending a large force to support the outposts, and a few hours are likely to 9e an Indication of the result of the teat of strength between the Boers and British. Meanwhile there is no Mule un ealimis in British official circles regard toe be rumors of the eagerness of the na tives to take a hand in the fighting It k to the interest of both sides to pre vent an outbreak of the natives, their par UchwUton being practically an incalcula ble factor. None of the dark peoples of Ssrnh Africa love either the British or the Boers, but some of them hate one white race less than the other The Brit ish beHewe that the Basutos and Swazis are burning to attack the Boers, but there is no doubt that the Zulus are equal! boatBe to the British. If all these ruth less, intrepid warriors get out of band hai w5H be let loose. fe few fresh rumor from the Mafeking district 4o not carry knowledge of the real nhlnmhia. hot as nearh U the reports art ilmat Beer sources and do not claim a riWlniullBl victory it nut be assumed that Ostewel Baden-Powell, who is in eoni namd there, is tmMax; bis own. The sit uation of the Brltisa, however, fe undenia bly Bnpleasant. It seems inevitable that they are te -enforced they will be to coecntnb, as the enemy have aO the advantages, including, apparently, MaCeMonfs water upp:. which has already been cat off. Gen. Sir George Stewart White telegraph -o Che War Office yesterday from Ledy sMttat that he anticipated a continuance of the movement of the Boers across the Dnkeawfenrg Mountains He expected that some 0 them would arrive at Blaaubok last ahaat and that they would probably come ta contact with British cavalry The Boer jcvee has left Vryheid and is advancing "Vast's Drift and Rorte's Drift on She Pretoria correspondent of Dateiel's Sfewrs Ageacy, who waa with the Boers at AialMMng. says tint after a few shots bad bean axed at tVe town a Kbit na,j was liojstii A Boer party bearing a flag of trace was sent to enquire if Hie town - r rsnaeved. Ko definite reply was received mat the targhere' messengers, after being aetata ed six hours, were blindfolded and The Government confirms the statement , ttmt ,000.608 sterling is the amount of i Che war credit Parliament will he asked af s place as additional 35,000 men in the field. The supplementary estimate of MWHMM consists ot the following Army pay. 1,000,000, med cat es- Se.00; militia, 260,000. traBSport service, 4,900,000, forage and field allowances. 1,000,000. clothing, &Bjm. engineers' stores, 1430,000, 'ifa-rf services, 100.000. LONDOK. Oct. IS A despatch to the "Daily News" from Cape Town says that iniirtirn of Basutos working to that aeigfa borhood are starting for Basutoiand. The "Daily Mail's" Cape Town eorre Hiiaifliiit says that the Imperial author tie there have Impounded 150,000 sovereigns, which arrived on a steamer for transship asnat to the Transvaal. The money wi 1 be stared In the Standard Bank until the and of the war A despatch to the "Mail ' from Durban reports mat the Natal Boers ate disiTiinr to cut the railway between Thanhs aad Pietermantzburg This has jnwadlairil the patrolling of the line. The Ladysmitti correspondent of the '"Telegraph,' referring to the engagement at Acton Homes, savs that all correspon fieam have been forbidden to go to the float. The despatch adds that volunteers Mho arrived at Ladysmith Wednesday even-iau- stated that 300 of the enemy tried to eat S small parties of the British, but tibe latter were too wary tv them and retired firing. The Boers followed their tmdttfcwal tactics, scteening themselvee neks aad ia gulliee, bat they were to advance They used cannon the British riflemen The firing was very heavy. The enemy at Acton Homes are usttnwHrfl to number 2,000 men. There is &. rather smaller number at Betters, which is reported to be hemmed in and sufterittg arvecely The correspondent of the "Times" at LohatEi, telegraphing under date of Satur day says The Boers were around us all day yesterday They have cut the line in several places between PItsani and Mafe Mag. They were attacked and defeated by m party of British from Mafeking Thirty Basra were killed during the night LAOT8MITH, Oct. 16 An official no ' was posted here today stating that hostile operations were began yesterday by the burghers of the Orange Free State Itadds that as the Free State began the ifighting It cannot hereafter pose as the Miarea party Mews arrived this afternoon that British cavalry outposts had met the eaemy nt-ar Acass Homes eight hours by cart from Ladysmith. sad also at Beaters. The Ar ias; began at 10 o clock this morning At the time of sending this despatch 5 JO p m. the action continues. Some casualties liawe be reported but detail of the en sagemer an vtrv meagre Supports for the British v b in, forwarded A general action Is exp- uA tomorrow It is reported that the Basutos have risen ngahast the Orange Free State It ie be lieved that the Zulus, under Chief Usipe JTrauli I ihliev A (u, iiiot Iovel tii.r. s v. a nU , c;c bia .ilU it V. ate will take similar action against the Boers of the Transvaal Commandant General Joubert, of the Transvaal a arm, has permitted a mes senger on a bicycle, under a white flag to go to Glencoe with a letter from a magis trate at Newcastle stating that the British in that town, which lb in the hands of tnc Boers, are all well TO CALL OUT KOBE TROOPS. The Auiintiiiccnient Made In the House of Commons. LONDON, Oct IS In the House of Commons toda Mr A J Balfour, the First Lord of the Treasur. read a message from the Queen announcing Her Majestj's in tention to call out the militia reserves, o such part thereof as ma be necessar Mr John Gordon Swift MacNeill (anti Parnellite), member for South Donegal, asked the Speaker whether it was with his authority that a question which he (Mr MacXeill) had put iu writing hid been cur tailed He proposed to ask Colonial Sec retar Chamberlain whether an steps had been taken to fix the Eum due the South African Republic in pament of an indem nity for the Jameson raid He also pro posed to ask whether the declaration ot war would relieve the British Chartered South Africa Compan of its obligation to pay an iudemnit The question had been omitted and he desired an explanation The Speaker slated that he had no knowl edge of the matter, but would make en quiiies Sir William Vernon Harcourt (Liberal, said he believed the circumstances in the conduct of the negotiations had not tend ed to a peaceful conclusion The state ment that the Transaal Government had shown criminal obstinac in refusing- all reform was absolute! Incorrect and un just. The Transvaal had agreed to a joint enquir. ieldlng step b step to pressure It was not to be wondered that the Transvaal Government was convinced that England had onl retained the right of making representations and had no right foreibb to interfere He dcepl re gretted Secretar Chamberlain's rejection of the Transaal's offer of September V Successive Secretaries of State Sir Will iam said, believed that suzerainty over the Transvaal had been abolished At am rate it was never put forward officiall until Secretar Chamberlain took this course. If the supremac of Great Britain were insisted on what became of the Transvaal s independence? England had the right to protect her own subjects In a subordinate State, but international law did not give her the right to demand par ticular laws in regard to naturalization and the franchise. DUTCH RED CROSS SOCIETY. Aji Ambulance Sen Ice to lie Sent to the TraiiMvnul. THE HAGUE, Oct 18 The Dutch Itel Cross Society has decided to send to the Transvaal by way of Lourenco Marquez an i ambulance service capable of earing for twenty -five patients Dr Lingbeck, for- ' mer president of the Red Crow Societ In i the Transvaal, will have charge of the ser- J vice. He will take with him three other ( physicians and seven women and four men nurses Fift thousand guilders have been provisional! voted for the expedition. SIULES POR THE TRANS VA AL. Brltlhh Officers Bujlnfr I.nrre Nnm berH In St. I.oulx. ST. LOUIS, Oct IS Major Flint, of the Dragoon Guards, and Lieutenant Conder, of the British army are purchasing mules here and in East St. Louis for the invading forces in the Transvaal Two thousand head have been bought here up to date The average price paid Is $70, the purchase thus far representing an expenditure of $140,000. Lieutenant Conder stated this evening that it was the desire to -ecure 10,000 mules About 800 were forwarded from here esterda and 1,000 will he snipped to the Transvaal tomorrow. A SHORT CAMPAIGN. JInjor Pallcir's AlevvH on the Trans. vnnl MriifirIe. KEW ORLEANS. Oct. 19. Major Pallier, the British vetennar officer who is in charge of the shipment of mules from this city to Cape Town, and who served for many years in South Africa, declares that the British will have to push the campaign to an early completion and cannot afford any delay, as it will be Impossible to op erate the cavalry or the transportation trains after January 'me iact mat twelve cavalrj regiments have been or dered to South Africa shows, he sajs that it is die intention of the British War De partment to make the campaign a short one and have it over in the next three months. THE KAISER'S SPEECH. A Lament That German Huh ?ot u I.itrRrer Va j. HAMBURG. Oct 18 Emperor William, speaking at a luncheon on the battleship Kaiser Karl der Grosse, said "German is In bitter need of a strong fieet If re-enforcements had not been re fused me during the first eight jearh of my reign, in spite of m urgent requests and admonitions while scorn and mockery even were unspared me, how diffcrei.ti we should be able to push our thrivirg trade and interests oversea, et the feel ing for these things is onl gaining ground in the fatherland, which, unfortuuatclj, has spent strength in too much fruitless strife of factions Proud of their father bind and conscious ot their real woith, Germans must watch the development of foreign States, and make sacrifices for their position as a world power ' A TRENCH DUEL. Conirar-v to the I Mini ItcsnHs Both CoiitentmitM Are ttnmlctl. PARIS, Oct IS The son of General Mercier, who was recently removed from the African service and assigned to a cavalry regiment at Fontainebleu, fought a duel today with M Urbain Gohier, tilt author, whose work "The Army Against the Nation," caused a great outcry some months ago Unlike the usual French duel Mercier was wounded in the left breast and M Gohier in the forehead RIOTING IN ANTWERP. The Swcecsh cf lh Clei le.iln fellri. I p the Vluli. ANTWERP. Oct. 18 The success of thft Clericals in the Malines election is causing serious riots The houses of the council ors have been sacked by mobs, several political personages have been wounded and a number of women who were injured in the fighting have been removed to the hospitals. Troops are now patrolling the city. The Steamer I'.itrlela Ashore. LONDON, Oct IS A despatch to Llods reports that the Hamburg-American Line steamer Patricia, from New York for Ham burg, is ashore in the Elbe, off Sniiau, a few miles from Hamburg A rJccnrndon for tVilhcInimn. THE HAGUE, Oct IS The Japanese envoy, st a special audience with Queen Wllhelmina today offered Her Majesty the first-class decoration of the highest order ot Japan. ( arKor inn Itoiirti Kl.:j." .w .a. net, juU in. u.j iid .. i. a.c nw. M'KINLBY COII HOI The Speech-making Journey Ends in Washington Today. An EniluiHlastle Ovndoulii Clc c Iniul 'J He President at Warren ami Mies. Ills Ilirthplnce The I,at AriilrcNS of the Trip :tt 1 ouiiRxtovvii Yttcuds the W eddnif? of it Acphew CLEVELAND, Oct IS President Mc Kinle's train pulled into Cleveland at 9 o'clock this morning It was held at Oberlin four hours to enable the Presi dent to rest At midnight Secretar Cor telou wired to Senator Hanna announcing that the President was much fatigued and that the train would not enter Cleveland until S 45 o'clock This was an hour later than the time scheduled, and was a die appointment to the reception committee Aboard the train were the President and Mrs McKinle, and maid and manservanti Miss Barber, Secretar and Mrs Gage, Secretary Griggs, Secretar Long, Secre tar and Mrs Hitchcock, Secretar Wil son, Dr P M Rixe, Assistant Secrctarv Cortebou, and the newspaper correspond ents The President was met by members of tliu QLUUUI uuuijiu, kilt; I4i4ici.uiiu(; viuf, i and Ma or Tarle and his cabinet The entire part drove to the Hollenden, where the President and Mrs McKmlcy and I Miss Barber left them, going direct to the home of Mrs Duncan, the President s sister, on Oakdale Street The remaining members of the part drove about the I cit and an hour later were joined b the ' President at the Hollenden After the re- j ception the President went to the Union ' Club for luncheon The reception at the Hollenden was a non-partisan affair The hotel was crowded long before the Presi dent arrived, and he received a most heart greeting Mr McKinley was feel ing remarkably well, and expressed him self as delighted to get back to Ohio once more The cit gave the President a constant ovation from the time he arrived until he left. When the train reached the Union Station the impatient crowd set up a loud cheer. The gates were opened and the re ception committee hurried to the train Major Farle and Senator Hanna entered the President's car and returned a moment later with the President. When he appear ed on the platform he was greeted by tre mendous applause from the crowd in the station, which had waited patientl to get a glimpse of him The applause was re peated again and again, and the President acknowledged the compliment h bowing Cheer after cheer rang through the street, and the crowd pressed so closel around the gates that oflicers had to hold it back. There was a constant ovation all the wa up-town The city is gal decorated and the public enthusiasm is unbounded After luncheon there was an Immense military pageant in honor of the President The linn to 1 oiiiiKnlonn. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct IS The President's tram, leaving Cleveland, ran to Warren, where a .half hour's stop was made He, with Secretar Long, Secre tar Hitchcock, and Attorney General Griggs were driven to a stand erected in the centre of the town, and all of them ad dressed brlefl the large crowd gathered there The President said "M Tellow Citizens It is with unfeigned pleasure that after man jears of absence I come back to meet ray fellow -citizens of the count of m birth and m boyhood I need not assure ou that this presence awakens man tender and sacred mem ories In my bohood da a I recall with Mvid recollection the older business men of the city of " arren I recall the old and distinguished lawers, the merchants aB well as manv of the leading farmers of this viclnit. and today, I see but feA before me in this audience But their sons have Uiken up the work which was inaugurated by their intelligence and industi, and ou now have one of the most thriving and prosperous cities of the Western Reserve Nor do I forget that from this centre there went forth the best citlzcnsh p of the countr, and from her radiated throughout this entire State, indeed through the nation the sentiment of lib ert, devotion to countr, love ot the flag. and patriotism Great men were produced on this -Western Reserve, and their influ ence has been felt in ever village and hamlt of tnis broad land There Is one thing that can be said truthfully about the people of the Western Reserve that the have alwas adhered to principle Thov were never side-tracked by mere polic Whatever in their minds and consciences was right, that the did, and they alwas pursued the path of dut which the be lieved was the path of right "We have now before ua some problems quite as serious as an that have ever confronted the Republic No appenl can be made to this constituent in vain We are in the Philippines We have acquired that territor, not b conquest alone but b solemn treat and with the sanction of the Senate and the national House of Representative That territor is ours just as much as an part of the great public domain over which our IHg floats It came to us not of our own seeking We did not go out after it We did not send Dewe to Manila to conquer those islands We seit him to Manila when we vvere at war with Spidn to destro the sea power of the Government against which vsc v. ere fighting Dewey found their ships in the harbor of Manila and obsed the orders of his Government to capture or destroy them When that was done there was a duty put upon the Government of the United States b the act of Dewe t, fleet, c dut to protect life and propert and preserve the peace within his Jurisdiction There is a little rebellion in the islands now, but it will be put down as we put down all rebellions against the sovereign! of the Lnited States Our flag is there rightfull It is there for what it is here, for what it is ever where justice and libert and right and civilization And wherever the American nation plants that flag, there go with it the hearts and con sciences and civilization and humane pui poees of the American people " Secretar Long also spoke at Warren. At Hih Ilirthplnce. When President McKinley reached Niles, the place of his birth he found an au dience largel composed of workingmen Laborers working along the i racks near the station dropped their implements and ran toward the rear end of the President's car when they saw the train draw up at the station Mechanics with dinner pails in their hands were in the crowd Mr Mc Kinley said ' M Fellow Citizens I fear I will not be ablo to make mself heard b this great audience It is to me a matter of ex treme pleasure to be able, after so man years of abence, to come back to the old town in which I was born and I need not tell ou that man cheiished memories crowd my mind as I stand in this presence The old frame schoolhouse and the chuich pl.SU 'lo Philadelphia and lie- Jfl.SU turn tin I-niij It aula Itnilroail. Tickt on sjJt and good koih' Tliursda, Oc tobw 19, good to return within ten da. includ injj admifciioii to Ixport Exposition Grounds Spruce ami Hemlock. I iiIIih now on trucks,, prompt deliver. 01 h & N. . ac have disappeared and in their places splen did structures have been buflt up Tbiv town has had its ups and downs, but I am glad to know Jhs. it is enjoving the upward rise at this time and that pros perity is in Our shops and factories and happiness and contentment in our homes I know, mv fellow citizens, that ou will be certain of the high appreciation 1 feel to have the school children of m native town here in suth vast numbers waving the flag we love We never loved that flag as we love it todav ' There never were so man people de voted to it, willing to sacrifice life for it as there are in the United States today. Wherever that flag floats raised by the soldiers of the United States it represents just whit it represents ueie the highest privileges the broadest opportunity, and the widest liberty to the people beneath it. I thank you most heartily and bid ou all goodnight ' iseeneH of rormcr I)n s. The next stop was Youngstown, where the train was to remain five hours and the President was to attend the wed ding of his nephew Before the hour of the wedding Mr McKinley delivered the following speech to 6,000 or 8,000 pcop "M Fellow Citizens: This seems to me very much like old times, and recalls man scenes of former das I do not conceal in this presence the ver high pleasure I have in meeting once more in this cit , so dear to me, m former con stituents and m old friends of the Eighteenth Ohio district. I was a bo in this county I served ou in the Con gress of the United Slates I served ou as Governor of our beloved Slate, and while holding these several offices was alwas and ever greeted by ou with gen erous and heartfelt welcome, and I can hut mike public acknowledgment here that in all my public and political life, covering now a period of nearl twenty five ears, 1 have enjoed the support and encouragement of these good people who V.. , 1.1-.1 -1 1 XL iv( . , nine itasuiuuiuu uuuue wv mis evening Nor can I fail to congratulate this com- munlt, devoted as it is to industr and j manufacture upon the improved conditions of the countr in the laBt two ears and a half Nothing in this whole journe of j mine, of more than 5,000 miles into the great Northwest, and through the Central ! and Western States, has given me more I genuine pleasure than the we'eome I have had from Cleveland to Youngstown by the woiklngmen emploed in the mills and factories along the line No cheer has been more encouraging to me or more neipiui to me than the cheer given by the mrn as they come out of the mills and waved their shining dinner buckets, now full when once they were-empty I felici tate with ou, for no man could have a deeper interest in the welfare of this city than myself " GueistH at a "VVedUllnB-. Immediately after making his address lo the people at the railroad station the Presi dent returned to his private car for din ner. At 7 30 he and Mrs McKinle were driven to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Detrick, where he attended the wed ding of his nephew, William McKinle Dun can and Miss Anna Viola Detrick Only the intimate friends of the two families concerned were present The marriage cereraon was. performed by the Rev. S it Frazier, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Youngstown Mrs McKinley accom panied the President to the Detrick home to witness the ceremony Tr wedding was a quiet one The presence ct Mr and Mrs McKinley, bowevei, had aroited such pub lic interest that there was a large crowa In the vicinity of the house while the cere mony was taking place. The memberb of the Cabinet did not attend the wedding, but joined the President at a public re ception held Jn St Columbus Hall at 9 ID o'clock Mr McKinley, in answer to repeated calls made a speech in which he said 'The countr everywhere is prosperous The idle mills of three ears ago have been opened, the fires have been rebuilt and heart and hope hive entered the homes of the people. For that I feel like ex tending to all of OU sincere and heart congratulations The Government of the United States our Governmcnt-t!-the great machiner of administration, is going on well We are collecting ever working da of ever month SI 600,000, which sum goes into the public Treasury to pa) the currant expenses of the Government and the ex traordinar expenses occasioned b the war While that sum ic dlowlng into the Treasur wages are flowing into the pockets of labor and profits aie rewarding capital ot onl are our financial affairs In good condition for we have ?266,000,(H)0 in gold now in the Treasur belonging to the Gov ernment but we are at peace with everj nation of the world "WTe are on close friendly relations with ever great power on earth and with all the small powers of the earth Never was there more anlt and good feeling and good fellowship existing betveen the United States and other nations ot the world than todav We arc having a little trouble, it is true, in the Philippines That wo could not help The Philippines are ours The men whoin we emancipated from slaver the men to whom wo brought libertv, a fraction of a single tribe in a single island of the great archipelago, the ver men emancipated, assailed the flag and the soldiers of the United States, ear ning it on that island and nothing is loft for us to do but put down that rebellion and that we propose to do, and in my judg ment it will not list long ' As I said, that territory is ours It is ours just as full as any foot of territor In the United States There is no Haw in our title Openly made was the Treat of Peace, openl it was ratified b the United States, openly it was publicly con firmed b the House of Representatives, and it btands today the territor ot the Union and as long as it is our territory the sovereignt ot the United States must be supreme " The Northwestern tour of the President ended at Youngstown so far a speech-making was concerned In the whole tilp Mr McKinle has not been subjected to a single Intentional discourtesy, unless the inci dent at Michigan Cit last night be except ed In that cat,e u lot of drunken roughs tried to disconcert the President during his speech, but the were prompt! drowned out by the cheers of the rest of the crow The President's train left here for Wasn ington at 10 o clock tonight. It will arrive there tomorrow about noon HOME FROM PAKIS Chief .luitlce fuller and .Iiistn-c HrcniT Return. NEW YORK Oct 18 On the steamship Majestic which ariived tonight, v.ere Chief Justice Melville W Fuller and his famil and Justice David J Brewer, who have been in Paris on the work of the Venezu ela boundar Nelson Morris, of Chicago was also a passeger The Majestic is at Quarantine and will not land her pasaen- ) gers until morning Cousin of Aihuliiil Sampson Xlairied. GREENWICH, Conn Oct 18 Alice Ilelle Sampson, daughter of Mrs Adaline F Sampson and a c'oufcln of Admiral Samp son, was mimed this evening to Chester Ferris Baker by Rev J -siah Strong D D After a wedding supper Mr and Mrs Baker left for a trip to Washington, D C y.'tSO special (.rand Cioinxioii. S.l.no To Fort Monro- Norfolk, and Virginia Heath via Norfolk and ishlngtun steamer, battirtlaj, (1 ) p in Titkrts to Tort Monroo and Vnrfolk, go-d to return Sunday night, $3 60 Schedule, page 7 ii' cnrN of WtH'urif now in, coinihtc btotk, ' it rati-s Cth A. N i BBTAH'8 BBPLT TO BBOWH The Bolter's Letter Answered at the Loiii&ullc Barbecue. He Speak. to a Crowd of IIO.OOO People at the .ToeKej Cluh Giounils The (tucstions Propounded to the A el rankle Orator The Un- Vnserl enn Philippine l'ollc Tour duled LOUISVILLE, Oct. IS William J Brj an's tour of Kentuck closed today. Never before in the history of the State has a speaker faced such an audience as that which greeted Colonel Bryan and Messrs Goebel and Blackburn this afternoon at the Louisville Jockey Club Grounds An es timate of 20,000 is conservative The crowd completel filled the large grandstand, down to the bottom of the steps, and sever al thousand people were picked and jam med together on the ground. The paddock and home-stretch were packed The speaking stand was immedlatel in front of the grandstand The crowd had been swelled b an old-fashioned barbecue, at which about 15,000 were fed on hot bur goo and beef The Cook County MarcLing Club, 300 strong, had already paraded the cit and stirred up much enthusiasm The sensation of the da was a letter to Colo nel Bryan from John Young Brown, bolt ing candidate for Governor The letter was handed to Colonel Br an as he left the train Substantially It was as follows Loutevdle, Oct IS Hon V.. J. Br an Iltar Sir 1 desire vcrv rcspectfull to fuhmit to ou for an answcT in our speech todaj the follow inji questions If it be true that a secret written bargain was made prior to the late Loui-iille Music Hall convention between lliwrs Goebel and fctone. Democratic candiditcs for the nomination, which provided "that the friends of Mr, Goebel and Mr. Stone should unite their vote upon the tem porary chamn in to be named b Mr (3ocbei, that in all contents as to delegates between Hardin and Goebel, Goebel's delegates should be pcattd, and In ill contents between Hardin and Stone, fctone delegates hou!d be seated; and, if it be true that this bargain was ex ecuted, thus placing- in this contention over three hundred men selected bj this conpiraci, instead of the delegates selected bv the (51 0eO Democratic voters of the State, do vou -tJtc that the action of tuch sul4ituted delegates could ruc Goebel the nomimtion of the Democratic part ? Wai not such a contract fraudulent? lias the chairman of a sovereign bod of Democrat?, met in State convention, the right to denv an appeil from hw decision when de manded, and therein fake awa from them ho arc the people s reprewntativea, the nsfht to govern themsehct?, and the proceedings of the convention? If such things were done by the aid of armed police, drawn around thi sovereign bod, vai, and is not, this a menace to free govern ment? Do ou endorse the Goebel election law, which deprives the iieople of Kentuekv of the npht to govern thenwehes? If --o, please explain Wh ou advocate free government for the people of the Philippines, ard den it to the people of Kentuck ? Hae ou any plei save that of political ex pediency to jiiitif submission bv American citi zens to the outrages above indicated? Very re-pectfullv, JOHN 1QUNG BROWY. Colonel Br an said on the subject of the letter "I want to sa that I did not come to sit in Judgment on any con vention; I did not come to dis cuss the merits of an election law I came to sa, and I say with emphasis, that if there was anything done in that convention that a Democrat does not think ought to have been done, I ask of that Democrat what his remedy ia Is it to elect a Republican Governor and Repub lican officials7 The man who tries to correct a Democratic convention by elect ing a Republican Governor assumes re sponsibilities for all that Governor does after he has been elected " He said the bolting Democrats had en dorsed him for President at their conven tion in Lexington, and for rtiat reason the had expected him to keep hands oft in th Kentucky fight "Well, it is a compli ment to be endorsed for President," said he, "but because they did that they ex pected me to sta In Nebraska while they were triug to elect a Republican I want to say to the Brown men that while I am glad the have confidence in me, I would rather that ever one of them would vote against me and stand by the princi ples of Democrac." Colonel Bryan spoke at length upon what he termed the ' un-American Philip pine polic " He quoted the following from a recent speech of Mi McKinley "It is my sincere trust and hope that Con gress will provide for the rilipino3 a gov ernment which will ensure their pros perity and happiness " Ihea he said ' In place of Congress in sert Parliament, and in the place ot 'Fi i plnos' insert 'colonists,' and ou have the sentiments of King George III in the last centur Or insert in the same places Cortes' and 'Cubans,' and ou have the sentiments which brought down upon Spain the indignation and wrath ot the American people Wh is It that we fait idl b when the Boers are battling for theii independence and sav never a word although the sinpathy of the who'e Amer ican people is for them7 It Is bacause we are afraid If we expressed our sinpath with the Boers in their fight foi independ ence England would cablo back 'What's the matter with the Philippines7' My friends I want the American flag beloved, but not feared " Colonel Bran's plea for hirmony was a strong one With the exception of the Brown incident Colonel Bran's spee he3 did not differ matenallv from the othe- of the past two daS It is estimated that during the da Colonel Br an has spo'ten to full 40 000 people, 20 000 here 10,000 at Covington, 3 500 at Harrodsburg Hardin s home, 3,000 at Shelbyville, and 2,500 at Sandeis SENATOR QUAY CONFIDENT. lie llclicv c'h lie Will Il tain His Serat iu Congri ess. PHILADELPHIA Pa, Oct IS Senator Qui is resting at San Lucie, Tla , where, Ins friends sa, he will remain till Con gress meets, when he will go to Washing ton, confident that he will be given his old seit in the Senate on the strength of Gov ernoi Stone's certificate of appointment Representative Bliss, ot Delaware count, the onl anti-Qua member of the last State Legislature who is known to have been won over to the Quay ranks since that bod anjourned, made a tour of the State and tried to induce some of the insur gents ' to vote for Qua When he reported the result ot his labors to the leaders th idea of an extra session ot the Legislature was abandoned Governor Stone has de clared that no such session will be called, and Speakei Fan sas that there will be no neiPFstti for it Repieaentative John T Keator of Ger mantown an anti-Qua man, sas there is a movement on foot to present to the Sen ate a monster petition from voters of Penn sylvania protesting against the seating of Mr Qua on the Governor s appointment He declares that organized opposition to the senting of Quay will be conducted b all the ieform organizations of the State. "V or foil.. A. AVn nil in fit ui Steamboat Co. Delightful autumn trips dailv to Old Point Cornfrit, Newport New, Norfolk, Virglin i licach, and Ocean V iew For schedule 'ee page 7, Still plei:t $!.::: Unom, clear, li& Inch thick, free from knots LAWTON NEAR CABIAO. ,11ncnlielie Cmnpnnlcx Show Fine Dis cipline niul Ilraverj. .MANILA, Oct IS -9 50 p m General Lawton bivouacked near Cabiao The American troops met w ith little resistance Captain Batson s two companies of Maca bebes, however, had the liveliest kind of an engagement with the insurgents, who vvere entrenched at San Mateo They took a Filipino captain and lieutenant as pris oners and captured twentv-flve Mauser nefls. One of the Macabobes was killed. The Macabebes showed fine discipline and displaed the greatest bravery in fighting under American officers NO FHICTION WITH OTIS. The Views of Two "Hcmbcrs of the Philippine Comiiiixsioii. VICTORIA, B. C, Oct 18 Two notable passengers who arrived by tho Empress of Japan from the Orient jesterday, and who passed East today, were Colonel Denby and Prof Dean Worcester, members of the Philippine Commission Colonel Denby and Prof. Worcester are now on their way to Washington in compliance with a tele graphic summons by President McKinley to attend a final meeting of the Commis sion, at which all the members will be present, with the exception of General Otis, who, as Prof Worcester explains, ' is still bus." Prof. Worcester denies the report of dis sension between the other members of the Commission and General Otis, asserting emphatically, "there was never an occa sion during our sta when our relatione with the general were other than most amicable " The professor also takes oc casion to deny the reports given out from Manila to the press of America, with refer ence to the increasing si?e of Aguinaldo s array "Tho Insurgent troops," he said, "do not number more than 15,000 men " Prof Worcester declined to discuss Gen eral Otis or his management of the cam piign against the insurgents. ' The gener al Is a brother Commissioner, he said, "and it is not fee me to talk ot him or of his office" The inference to be drawn from his manner as well as his deprecation of Agulnaldo's forces. Is, howevei, favor able to an early termination of the cam paign, with ever satisfaction to the United States Bo.h Prof Worcester and Colonel Denby are united in the opinio i that the islands are rich There is gold there in abundance, they state, and other mmerals, both pre cious and economic. Another traveler to Washington who ac companied the Commissioners from Ma nila is H F. Semour, manager of the "American" and correspondent for one of the New York dailies He is bearing to President McKinlev a petition from the merchants of Manila asking for the recall of General Otis In an Interview he said "General Otis is incompetent and if he were recalled and a man like Colonel Denb mado, civil governor and General Lawton given command of the troops, with a chance to fight, the war would be made an end. of in three months At the battle of Malolos" he continued. "General Law ton had the enem on the run and could have had a decisive victor bad he not re ceived an imperative telegram from General Otis recalling him No wonder Lawton said things that would not look well ia print " FEARS FOU THE SEXATOK. Cr.ue Anilct' as to the Tate of the Transport. VICTORIA. B C Oct. 18 Captain Boles and his officers of the Empress of Japan) arriving from the Orient this morning, re port fighting a fierce typhoon while off the Japanese coast on the night of October 7, and on the morning of the Sth in-.t , in which the liner had all she could do to keep afloat, and escaped almost bj a. 'ii tra de with her steel lifeboats stove in, sky lights and upper house works patched wrh canvas, electric plant cut o order and smoking room wrecked Grave anxiely is expressed by the Empress' officers as to the fate of the American transport Senator, beanng the Tifty-flrat Iowa Regiment, which sailed from "iokoiama for Hono lulu, en route for San Francisco, only a few hours in advance ot the C. P. R liner. The Senator was reported to be over crowded and tophcavy, and as she must have caught the same typhoon as the Em press would be iu much le3s favorable position to fight it The morning after the storm the Canadian mail steamer passed two battered and derelict steamer boats, together with' a quantity of other wreckage, and it is feared thit these signs of disas ter were from the troopship Although the prefer not to discuss the case at all, the Empress' officers unite in the assertion that there is verv little hope for the troop ship At a late hour last night no official an nouncement had been received at the War Department ot the reported loss of the transport Senator Owing to the absence of an information from Vancouver War Department officials were inclined to dis credit the report The Senator left Manila September 22 for San Francisco It is one of the few transports owned by the Government and was fitted up in New ork onl a Short time ago for service In Pacific waters. THE MACHIAS DRYDOCKED. The Gunhnat to Proceed at Onue to Manila. BOSTON, Oct 13 The gunboat Machlas was docked at the Charlestown navy yard toda under orders to repair and U.ke on an outfit here and then proceed at once to Manila as one of the additional warships ordered to the Philippines for blockade and cruising dut THE NEW ORLEANS READY. The Cuiiser "Will Le.ive lor the Phil ippines 'i oihi) . NEW YORK. Oct IS The cruiser New Orleans will leave the navy yard in Brook ln for Manila tomorrow morning, unless. In the mean time, orders are received from Washington countermanding the orders re ceived last week The vessel was being coaled toda while engineers were repair ing the engines and boilers The cruiser will take the Suez Canal course. THE FEVER SITUATION. 1'cn Aevv Casts aad One Death at lvev A vHt. JACKSONVILLE, Fla , Oct 18 Key West reports ten new cases ot yellow fever today and one deith a child Dr. Mur ray of the Marine Hospital Service, left there tonight to Investigte the suspicious death ahead reported at Miami Carnctrie Outbid ItoeLefelllor. CLEVELAND, Ohio Oct IS A victory m the Cainegie-Rockefellcr fight has been scored b Mr Carnegie, who has purchased the steamer Clarence A Black from Pick pnds Mather &. Co It is stated that $dS0( 0G0 was paid The steamer originally coat $210,000 rij nn'M Ili.sineMS CoMckc, Sth nail K. Uusinesd. shorthand, tjp'w ltuu $2o a jear. r-'i'iioiiKTs' HsIm llured low b 1 I lbbc U t u , Cth ujiu . -V. avc nw. TIE GHALLBNGBR EBADY English ttneer Kcftttetl With Xew Topmast and Shrouds. Three Thousand Pounds of . Unllnut Added to the Shamrock The Itlsr KluK In Perfect Order The Onnre Todaj Firtveu allies to Son and. Ite turit I.ipton Mill IIopus to Win. NSW YORK, Oct. 18-Ths Shamrock was remeasured in the Erie Basin tbta morning, and now the English yacst baa to allow the Columbia 16 20 seconds In a thirty-mile race Instead of the Cotansbfa allowing the Shamrock 6.3 second. This change wss- caused by the Sbamrodc pat ting on board over MM pounds of lead, which set her deeper In the water than when she was first measured fat ta avy dock at the navy yard more than two weeks ago. The men on the Shamrock worttad on the new topmast that was to be set up all Tuesday evening, and early tab moratag had it ready to send up and hoase. Tb rigging had been prepared and the nswr shrouds bad been set np, so that tiM task of rigging the new spar was an easy nat ter Early this morning tbe extra lead which had been put on board Um ebet lenger, when she left tbe Horseshoe after the accident, was placed as Captain Hogarth thought best and the yacht was ready to be measured. Those in charge of the yacht declined to say why they thought the extra lead wowfcl be a benefit, but it is thought the Weu is that it will give the Shamrock a. butter grip on the water and that with tbe extia water line lengm sue would do better aflfas to windward As soon as the measurement was com pleted the tug James A Lawrence paused. a lino to tho challenging yacht awl they started off for her old moorings m the Horseshoe When the mooring was reaefct ed the topmast, which bad been lying on deck, was sent aloft Then tbe crew set up the standing rigging and all was soon ready for tbe third race, which Is to be salted tomorrow Every inch of the stand ing and running rigging was carefully overhauled and every strand of tbe wire shroud wab looked at, so there Is very little likelihood of another accident to the Shamrock tomorrow Captain Hogarth personally looked after everything, and when the yacht was made snog for tbe night he declared that she was ready for the best Hue that she will salt. He Is confident that if there is abreeae of wind anything abov twelve miles an hour the Shamrock will give a good account of her self The race tomorrow will be fifteen miles to windward or leeward and return, aad the weather forecast from Washington is that the winds will he mostly from the. west to northwest, aad probably sot over ten to twelve miles an hour in strength. Sir Thomas Lipton and hU friends would like to have it show from fifteen to ..wenty miles an hour, in which event they think the Shamrock has a good chance to win. Sir Thomas Lipton came up to the city this afternoon to see Lord Charles Be-es-ford. Lady Beresford, Mr and Mrs. PuTie, and others, and his guests off on the Oceanic. Lord Charles Beresford, before going on board, said that be was sorry he was unable to stay to see the finish of. the series, but he still had faith in the Shamrock and would not be at all surprised to hear that she bad won the cup after all. When the Oceanic reaehed tbe Southwest Spit signals were hoisted wishing tbe Shamrock good luck Tbe Erin was near by, and those on board cheered tbe big steamer as she passed out. Sir Thomas Lipton who to very much disappointed at tbe result of tbe races so far. is still showing that he U a good sportsman and is not finding any faalt with the way the races have been sailed. He said today "We still have another chance to win. and we may do better than we have done. The trim of tha Shamrofijk has. been changed, and It Is hoped that aba will do better than she did in the first two races It was a great shock to me to sea the topmast of the Shamrock go as it dfcl. but now as it is over I can say that I atJI hope to win the cup " The Columbia remained at bar moorings all da THE BTJRGLAJRS BAKELBD. Would-Be Thieves Face IireHrius at IS", pry lluii-e. LANCASTER, Pa. Oct IS. Burglars last night entered half a doaen residence at Kinzers. At John R. Singer's tbey were confronted by Mrs Singer with a shotgun and beat a retreat The safe was opened, but no cash was found The Pennsylvania Railroad ticket ofllce was entered, but as it yielded no spoils the burglars visited the" ticket agent himself. John Pasamore, at his "home He was aroused by their noise and when they entered his bedreoni he covered the gang wiih a revolver and they retreated in a panic Their night's work failed to bring to tbnn one cent. KTLLED BY HIS BROTHER. The Cause of a South Carolina Trusted liiknonii. CHARLESTON, S C , Oct. 18. N. T. Pitman sixty years old. a prominent mer chant of Gourdln s. S C . was shot and in stantly killed by his brother, A J. Pltmaa, aged fifty, in the reading room of tbe Hotel Calhoun here today. The exact cause of the killing is not clear, though it appears that the man who did tbe shooting had been trying to get money from his brother There were no witnesses. Pitman was shot three times. A J. Pitman was hurrying out after the shooting when arrested The murdered man bad consid erable money about his person when kilted. U was said that for years he had been supporting his brother. A J Pitman, who was evidently making a desperate appeal for money today ATTORNEY THOMAS B. REED. lie I Viltuitted to Practices In New York CHrlH. NEW YORK. Oct 18 Thomas B. Heed, former Speaker of the House of Represen tatives wa3 admitted to practice at to bar of this Stst by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today on a motion of Lawyer Thomas H. Hubbard. Mr Reed stated in bis application that he bad: be come a resident and intends to practice here. He presented a certificate of tbe Maine courts of his admission and practice in that State. Presiding, Justice Van Brant. who took the papers, immediately approved them It is usual on such applications for the papers to be submitted for further con sideration by the court, although there ia no Inflexible custom Mr. Reed took tbe oath at oncc Hud need llats Veoount of I?i?i1illc IPnlr Via . ft 0 ! . VI! train (Vtofctr IS, Tli, 18, li, and 0, poc.i for return until October 91, (8.C0, iBtludins adnutttnn Special irate t tober 18 and 19, leavt Washington 9 OS . v ad rrtuin horn ririterick 5 p. m tame day. Bate G3 (cr round tip, including aihniauaa. Mimsrles non ooiuiii;; in U e i i 1 1 t . j. H iihU 1 arc.