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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 '
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
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
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
( arKor inn Itoiirti Kl.:j."
.w .a. net, juU in. u.j iid .. i. a.c nw.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
lie llclicv c'h lie Will Il tain His Serat
iu Congri ess.
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
,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
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
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
"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 "
Cr.ue Anilct' as to the Tate of the
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 Gunhnat to Proceed at Onue to
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.

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