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WASHINGTON, SATI RDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1890 -TEN PAGES. Price One Cext- IV Columbia Onc Mwe Oftfsaiis ike English dwUIijer- T mm Her M" jMnatt m tU Ytatttauc lt Tlw "WtaakerV Tlaave Ktettpi m-d ta Oatly Om 4awr IfcUMlwmrtf d semmr Mmm daw tftw Trap mmttr Craft mn ttmmrtmrtt) lalrr All rn-AMUm-TIw n A emit fte Maw OortMi Tftttk fa aowawananrrw. C (wt ihe - MowHc Th MeW TOsUT, Oct. M. I breeae that erase gale, oaf Unman white crested. the Asaerica's Cop defender. today gloriously defeated Sir Upton's green challenger, the , and the gallant Irish knight will hove to build another boat if he wants to lib that cop " The time made by the saarvoions white yacht over the deep sea coarse of fifteen miles dead before the wtet and fifteen miles thrashing home, was fast, and was eclipsed in only I choppy oc Columbia, one oilier windward and leeward race for , Wna ana- came lerj near knocking her a vrffced trophy. That was when the Vig- j spinnaker over the jibstaj , the way the Co it asuiabed the Valkyne. six years lumbia'ssail had gone onlj a few minute. , . M , , ,.. ' before The Columbia luffed, too, in order go. fat three hours and twenty-four min- w keep the Shamrock directlj in her lee, tttee and thirty-nine seconds. The Colum- atMj the action again caused the spinnaker MsVo tine over the course today was to roll over to port This time eeijbodj . 8be defeated the challenger in j uirjLrUrf,,r,lei-t0bobat time toy six nUnutes and eighteen With the allowance of sixteen j which she received from the ' Sbnnuocl, her corrected time was six min- pTo 'tce sites and thirty-four seconds The Yankee linkee jt got ner spinnaker to behae craft snowed her superiority in every point itself she had no earthlj chance of reach at the game, and her active and hardy J ing the mark ahead of the challenger But Seer Isle sailormen were more than a , from that time on there was no more trou naXES in seamanship for the nimble Brit- ble with the sail oas of the Shamrock. In the run to tne j It was a great race. Eerybod was on oner mark toe Columbia was one minute ( the Jump except the crews of the rial and eighteen seconds better than Sir yachts, who bad now finished sail-hauling , , ... Ki Tki. ,t t, w iu ' and were grouped far aft on the decks It co..ir. xct nnin mt u.hnr in tho i weather work the Columbia defeated her rival by five minuter actual time IW retrtm. 01 we iiuee rcj may ik is belter than the Fife model, not only when blow moderately, but when they tune through wire rigging and the spoondrift flying down the wind , Is beattag. the Shamrock is not in the same with the great white boat, but there Is Httie difference between them when the4.Bmauer one in its place This sail drew wind is dead aft. Sir Thomas Upton grace itmBj acknowledges that the Shamrock is .not te it with the Columbia. T'he ICarlj Preliminaries. As usual, the Shamrock was the first to leave her moorings. She sniffed the breeze and was anxious to show the world what sbe could do with the wind blowing great gaas over the ocean and turning the tip of every wave into a flying mass of spray : set her mainsail on the way out, haul- ing it as stiff as her hearty crew could , ft. Later in the day that sail suf ;fered by comparison with the broad canvas f the Columbia. The Colombia's mainsail, on the other land, was as perfect as could be wished tor, net wrinkle or a roll of anj kind to be seen between boom and gaff Be fore teaching the lightship both boats dis missed their tugs, and for an hour or more ssjled slowly around the old mark, awaiting the lime fur the start of the race The revenue cutters and torpedo boats win, as usual, early on the scene, arriving at their posts before 10 30 o'clock. The ex cwalon boats were not numerous, and when the Sect had been counted u was found that there were Just forty -eight vessels of ever; description on hand to follow the yachts over the course. This included patrol boats excursion steamers, newspaper tugs, and private yachts yhffle they were waiting for the com mittee to hoist the signal the rival sloops Jogged back and forth around the old J stamping ground They made easy atnetebet. not caring to test the wind until It should become necessary They knew Me strength and decided that if anything wnas to be carried away it must be done while the race was on and not before a start was effected It was Shamrock weather, sure enough, at least It was the kind that Sir Thomas Upton and his followers, from Designer Mfe down to the coal beaters on the Erin, had been praying for, and which they pro ifaeaed would enable the challenger to show hersetf in her best light The course was ntgnslorl south by west, which meant that the yachts would run down the Jersey coast to a point about eight miles off- Asbury nsrfc. a distance of fifteen miles, where Utef would turn a stakeboat and beat back in the heavy wind for die finishing lino fat log boat was promptly sent awaj to measure off the course As the time for the preparatory gun drew near the rival let themselves out a bit and heeled the smacking breese. Lee rails were water ha an instant and the specta tors then saw that it was to be a clashing contest for speed The first gun came at 10 46 o'clock, as usual, and the rivals be gan to break out sails VUe jiekts Mart. At tt 53 both boats came close together and need parallel for the starting line off 10 the east, with the green boat on the white boat's weather quarter Not tea yards of water separated the rivals when ith warning gun was fired The Columbia flowed the Shamrock to get a good start sat then put after her Owning down toward the line the Sham rock found she had not timed herself right, so she had to luff out a bit in order not to crass before the starting gun was fired The Columbia stood off until she was two hundred yards or so directly to windward of the line and then shaped her course for the start The signal came at 11 o'clock The Shamrock reached along parallel to the Use with the wind abeam, until she had gathered good headway and then, heading oat, crossed with a fine rush Before reach ing the line the Columbia shifted her course until it pointed right at the light ship. She whipped out her spinnaker pole to starboard and then beaded for the line With overwhelming impetus she made her start and as she raced away from the lightship she snapped out her vast spin- The handicap gun boomed just as the hanwock was trying to spread her spinna yer to the wind The big sail unfolded itself like a cloud until seven-eighths of Us surface was exposed Then it expe Meaced the same trouble It had under -sbo during one of the trials two weeks aajsvlt was nearly ten minutes before heavy gust snapped the confining twine ad allowed the sail to extend itself to its BjBet dimensions. in the mean time the Columbia was hav- toc a lot of trouble with her big sail r- - i-ST " . T?e i pole was a light one. and the I wind was so strong that the sail got be- KtittHOtloHR W fi ifeaa ft mm OKpeU. issfacr TOeri -K Street, yond the control of the crew Her ere- could do nothing with it. and the wind sud denly carried it like a cloud of steam over on the port Bide of the Jibstay The sail was absolutely useless to the yacht now, and a groan of despair went up from her sympathizers, as it was expected that she would have to haul the sail down and set it again before she could derie an b nent from it. But Captain Barr altered her course a little to the eastward and the wind, taking it on the other side, tumbled it over to starboard again. For the third time It refuced to stay in place, and then the white boat's handlers decided to trj other means They carried the tacfc well forward and let the pole go forward too Then they paid out the sheet and al oaed j the wast salt to belly away out forward The wind stretched the sail out unt I at times its foot was as high as fifty feet from the deck and coaslderablj forward of the jibatay It was the most wonderful looking spinnaker ever seen oa a yacht, and it is safe to aay that never before had a tail of that kind ever been carried in that way. riM VHtJi HrwkeH Out. Both yachts then brake out topsails. All this lias the Columbia had beeo ere ping up oa the Shamrock in spite of the trouble she was having a Kb her spinnaker Both were going like race horses and the excur sion fleet kept up with the procession Be fore many minutes had passed the Colum bia was so near her rival that she took away some of the green boat's wind They bad crossed the line four or five lengths apart, but the American soon wiped out a length or e of the Shamrock's lead The boats were going tehe miles an hour and leaving half of the excursion 41 WikhCnrfl Ka.m TtiA Qliatnrrwlr tripd tO ,. luled a bit to Ket clear feU off from her course agajn and the sail came back into place In the brief period that it la helpless oer the jibstaj the had settled dow u into a stern chase U 11 30 the boats appeared to be in the same relative position as tbe were when thej had crossed the starting line At last the . . , , , - ., .j, v.i !? 4 ' . fnrt TfMltulimr ,h outer mark ,. ch, ,.,,, a. isi hnfnro tho ., tha - Hrnnrwxl lone nnouch t ,ilnw ,h rniiimhm to cpt her smnnsker d0WI1 waere it belonged The Columbia then hauled down her stajsail, but set a well and the Yankee boat came up on the Shamrock with increasing speed 'I lie ShaiiirocU Jcnous. The green boat then began monkeving with her sails again with the idea of striking some happy combination which would permit hei to hold the white boat in check. The Columbia began to aw and this caused her spinnaker to bell in and out. But in spite of this she gained on the Shamrock hand oer fist In fifteen minutes she had worn down 100 feet of her rival s lead and at 12 10 was nearl abreast of her. The Shamrock could not stop the onward rush, do what she would and the Columbia quickl passed her thirtj yards to port. It was a great moment for the supporters of the American boat and there was great cheering on more than one ex cursion essel It was now a question whether the Co lumbia could luff under the Lipton boat 8 bow and turn the mark or whether the Shamrock would be able to throw her off when the stakeboat was reached As soon as she got clear of the Shamrock she housed her topsail and hitched a hit closer to her rhal At 12 27 both took in their spinnakers They were now onl a quarter of a mile from the mark and both heading straight for it The Columbia seemed to increase her speed the nearer thej got to the stake boat, and she was soon in a position to edge up under the Shamrock's bows and make a dash to round the mark The Sham rock could not help herself and was forced to follow around in the wake of the white boat. With a grand sweep the Yankee came up to the mark and turned with the green boat clofre on her heels Her crew rushed to the main sheet and hauled it in with all the power the possessed and as the white boat came close up to the wind her main boom was hauled in over her deck The Shamrock came tearing along behind her turning just seventeen seconds after the Columbia's time was recorded When the figures were published on the commit tee boat the) read as follows Columbia, 12 19 00. Shamrock 12 19 17 The Columbia had crossed the line one minute and one second ater than the Shamrock, but she had wiped this out and beat her round the mark seenteen sec onds, a total gain for the leg of one minute and eighteen seconds It was now to be a beat back against a heav sea and in a wind that was blowing up to its full strength of twenty-Ave miles an hour. Before thej had been traeling a hundred feet the Columbia's deck was wet to the mast, and her lee rail was under water She would bow to the influence of the wind, but would come up again sbhering and sternly resume her slashing race The Shamrock, having a higher freeboard, did not get her rail under water, but she made a wet passage of it and before long the foot of her mainsail was wet from the mast to the backstaj Mow In Turnlnp. When the green boat got around the outer mark her crew were -er slow with their main sheet Thej tugged and hauled on it, but the boom would not come in The Columbia swooped up acros her bow, took a fresh pull at her sheet, and headed off again Ten seconds later she luffed again and flattened her sheets still more Then Captain Barr pointed her as high as he could, and she raced oft on the jxrt tack By the time the Shamrock got her sheets hauled flat her rival wa oor a quarter of a mile awaj, keeling to the wind under mainsail, jib and staysail. After both boats had got their sheets flattened it became a merry race For a while the Shamrock hung on gnmlj and refused to allow the Columbia to increase the lead she had acquired while the green boat was losing time in getting her boom aft The Columbia pointed nearlj half a point higher than the Shamrock and began to foot faster Then it was that the Sham rock s mainsail was seen to be an ill-fitting affair There were rolls in the leech of it and it did not set as fiat as it should bae done. Captain Hogarth pinched up the Shamrock until ber jib shhered in the wind Then he put her off full again but, trj as be might, the green boat could not bold her rHal in check The Columbia stuck to her course and plowed straight haif with iromendout! sneed Keooiuc on that way would not do the Shamrock any .si-n imitimore and itetuiu -viu li. V O. butiirilny nnil huinluj, October tl and tt, good lor return until follow. injc Mondiv Tickets good on all train, except Raytl Uatti. Do on Iiiij lumber t Oct . i ts f-V at 6th and X Y ve. good, so at 12 40 she came about on the port tack and stood out to sea as if ashamed to let people know how far sht was being left astern The Columbia fol lowed her a minute later, and then it could be seen that she was nearlj a quar ter of a mile ahead The Columbia got a fa-vorable slant of wind and was able to head up more than a point higher than the Shamrock, so the rival boat came about on the starboard tack totrj and een up mat ters The Columbia followed within thirty seconds, and both were now heading in shore toward a point a little to the north of the Highlands of Naesink TIm- CoIumhiH Gaining;. All this time the Columbia was gaining on the green boat, and shortly after 1 o'clock had established a good half-mile lead The wind was still steady from the north by east The Shamrock tried to pinch again, but the effort to do U was in tain In desperation Captain Hogarth tried his short tack game again He put the Shamrock about at 1 IS, and the Co lumbia prompt!) followed The wind fell to eighteen or twenty miles an hour and the Columbia, at 1 90 sent her working topsail up in stops, ready to break out if the breese should get much lighter The rial kept changing tacks, the Shamrock persist Ing in keeping her head in the opposite di rection from that of the Columbia The breeze was piping up again and from thai time until the end of the race it was squall) The Columbia people saw the gusts sweeping oer the water and decided not to break out the working topsail She fin ished the race as she started her beat, un der mainsail, stajsail, and jib Things began to get desperate on the Shamrock, and she luffed long enough to set n topsail In the mean time the Co lumbia was racing along in fine stjle The wind was faoring her too, and she was able to head close up to the lightship Be fore the Shamrock got ready to do business again her rhal had secured n lead of a mile and a half Tinallj the Shamrock got tilings fixed, and came about on the port tack This was at 1 50 The wind struck her club topsail, and the boat keeled fai oer. Berj thing held In fine stjle and the boat finished her race without haUng part ed a rope But eery time she heeled she showed jards of bronre bottom and her crew was kept scrambling up to the wind ward rail At 1 55 the Yankee came about on the starboard tack and raced inshore lo find the wind that the Shamrock was enjojlng It was mightj good judgment on the chal lenger's part in standing in She was able to head up three points higher than tho Columbia, and the waj she cut down that lead of a mile and a half threw dismav into the hearts of the Yankee boat s suppoiters She came on like a race horse and in the period of ten minutes had picked up half the distance Finally the American get ting on the Shamrock's weather bow, came about on the port tack She had suc ceeded in getting that faorable wind, and at once Checked the green boat s career Trom that time on It was a close race betveen them, the Shamrock not being able to make anj further gam When the win ner finallj crossed the line there was just a difference of about three-quarters of a mile between her and the challenger. A. Grnml Race. There neer -was such a grand, slashing cup race Whitecaps were still on eerj naie and the wind sent spraj fhing to leeward There were dark, squally clouds oierhead The wind kept knocking both boats down, and thej made rather heaj work of it for a time But thej were reel ing off the miles at high speed and the lightship was not far ahead It was thought at first that the shift of the wind would enable the jachts to make the finish in a few long boards and a few short ones, but the wind got around to the point whence it blew originallj, that is, north bj cast, and thej approached home bj a series of short tacks The Columbia went on the starboard tack at 2 30 30, and headed for the finish, crossing at 2 40 It did not require a mathematician to figure out her Mcton Eerjbodj knew it, particularlj the men holding the whistle cords of all the steam craft in the flotilla Thej gae the cords a jank when the Co lumbia swept majesticallj across the line, heeling gracefullj to port and for half a minute tho clear autumn air was thick with the vapor of screaming steam The roaring of the whistles and the roaring of little cannon followed The Shamrock went about at 2 30 on the port tack and after standing on that board nearlj four minutes went on the starboard tack again She made for the line, cross ing at 2 45 17 As she bounded oer her sailors gathered in her stajsail Her tug fljlng the Shamrock's colors, soon had a line on her and was heading for the Horse ehoe The greeting which she rccened from the excursion fleet and the jachts was not less enthusiastic than that which accentuated the victorj of the wonderful white sloop The Columbia's tug got a line on her. and as the score of essels of the flotilla surrounded her she set from her port and ttarboard spreaders two American flags, another fluttered in the jojous northerly wind oer her taff rail, ana a fourth flew from her topmast. All were radiant with the glory of a bright afternoon sun The jachts drew alongside each other in the Horseshoe and Britons and Yankees lined up along the rails and cheered each other In the beautiful waj' of true sports men 'I lie Siiinmiii . The summarj of the race is as follows Outer Start. Mark, rimslu Columbia 11 01 35 12 19 00 2 10 00 Shamrock 11 00 34 12 19 17 2 i- 17 Llapsed Corritttd Time Time Columbia 3 3b 2-) 3 30 09 Shamrock . . . 3 41 ii 3 U 4i The Columbia gained one mmut and eighteen seconds In the run to the first mark and gained flie minutes on the beat home Total gain, six minutes oighteen seconds The Shamrock allows the Colum bia sixteen seconds in thirtj miles so thht the Columbia won bj six minutes, thirtj -four seconds corrected time LIPTON NOT DISHEARTENED. Sir 'I hoiiuiN Afknovi 1 !! the .Su Iicriorit of the Columbia. NEW YORK, Oct 20 Sir Thomas Lip ton will challerge again for the Americas Cup He acknowledged that the Columbi i was the better boat todaj long before the race was finished He said that she had acatpn the Shamrock in weather just suit od to his jacht, and he was one of the first on the Erin to admit the defeat of the chal lenger He said that he was pleased that there bad been a good breeze for the last contest, because it precluded the possibilitj of anj excuse for the Shimrock He pud graceful compliments to the Columbia her owner and designer, and declared that he had receied the best and fairest treatment that could hae been accorded As soon as the Columbia lnd crossed the finishing line Sir Thomas ordered that the Stars and Stripeb should be run to the masthead, and then when the Erin ran alongside the victorious yacht he called for ' three British cheers" for her S'r Thomas ind the Erin had a triumpbil pro cesbion back to the Horseshoe and he could not bae been more lojallj treated If the Shamrock had won tho cup Then he (Coatinufrd on Second Page.) TaKi- n I'ltn.suiit Hide CheKpcske Ilcaclc Train leaven Chesapeake Junction 10 80 a in Sundaj KefrrBhmenls, flthing 50c round tnp Take Columbia car TEE BATTLE OF GLESGOE An Almost Inaecessiblc Position Taken bT the British Forces. Tho Etisrlush Coininnniler rnlalli Wo u ml il "Untie Lending IU Troops to " tutor- The Horri Dt rfdel hj ffi 1'tct .Touliert Tlie Aihaiici' of fhe Infantry Cnii'ieil lij Artlllcrj r'lro 'Hie lltll Scaled h the Irish riifiilcers ami the IloAnl Itincs-Tlie looi Aim of the Afrikander Jlatlerlex "Phe llcnorts Krom ICImlierlcj and MuCekliiK. LONDON, Oct 21 The first sonous ac tion between the British and the Boers was fought in the immediate neighborhood of tho British camp at Glencoe jesterdaj and resulted in a victorj for the British, but the extent of the Mctorj and its com parative alue cannot yet be asserted The British commander, Gen Sir William Penn Sjmons, Is now djing from a wound re ceived in the engagement The battle Is declared In his successor's despatch to the War Office to hae been an "important success," and the London papers describe the victory as brilliant Beyond tho some what bare official despatches nothing of substantial value has been received v hich enables anj judgment of the true charac ter of the defeat of the invaders The esti mates of the losses are mere guesses Up to midnight the War Office had received no figures of the killed and wounded The hill where the Boer artillery was posted, and which was gallantlj stormed bj the Irish FuMleers and the English Roval Rifles in the face of a heavj rifle fire by the Boera, is variouslj described as Glencoe Hill, Dundee Hill, and Telana Hill It is about two and a half miles east of the Glencoe camp The ' Standard's" correspondent at the Glencoe camp says that the attacking force was led bj Commandant General Joubert Nobody but General Sjmons and his staff were aware that the Boew in tended to attack, though they were known to be advancing southward Unusual pre cautions were taken overnight to guard against surprise The correspondent adds that the Boer artillerjmen judged the range badly and that the quality of their ammunition was verj poor Scarcelj six shells burst within the British lines General Sjmons at 7 30 ordered a gen eral advance of the Infantry brigade v. hich he accompanied The men had been ex ercised for weeks past in taking advan tage of cover, and thej- carried out the tac tics admlrablj. A terrific fire from three British batteries-at a range of 2,500 jards, covered the advance Several of the Boer guns were silenced before he fusileers be gan to climb the ht.l and by the time the infantrj were within a thousand jards of the crest the Boer artillerj was rendered useless by the excellent British practice The Boers meanwhile kept up a heavj rifle fire, which thinned the British ranks con slderahlj. The correspondent continues "Bj 9 o'clock the Irish Tusilers and Royal Ri fles had swarmed over the hill and the Boers were on the run Meantime the E.ghteenth Hussars, all the colonial and imperial mounted Infantry, and the Lei cestershire regiment had been moved north and east "This practicallj cut off the Boers' main line of retreat "The enemj were caught between two flres and lost heavilv. At noon the fighting was still going on, but the defeat of the enemj was already com plete and crushing. It looks as though few would escape." As predicted jesterdaj, the Boers to the west of Ladj smith avoided action and the situation in that direction, so far as it is ascertainable, is unaltered Nothing new has been received from Kimberley or Ma feking, but genuine newspaper despatches from those places have now anived at Hopetown bj despatch riders vho traveled by waj of Kuruman These despatches, which are dated Maf eking, October 10, and Kimberlej, October 16, were telegraphed to Cape Town and tbance to London Thej confirm the rumop of fighting It seems that the Boers tried to invest Mafeking but failed The fighting seems to have been mainlj skirmishing, but the correspondent of the 'Dallj Mail relates a storj of n hot en gagement on the open veldt. He sajs The Boers wore splendidlj shelled They were astounded and demoralized bj the accuracj of our fire, and thej undoubtedlj suffered verj heavily The Britisn lost two killed and fourteen bounded ' The "Telegraph's ' correspondent at Mafeking accuses the Boers of using Hug of truce as a lure He declares that thev are bent on loot and waaton destruction with evident disregard of the usages of civilized warfare The Mail s correspondent at Mafeking reports that the Boers shelled two djnamite trucks that Colonel Baden-Powell sent out of the town to avoid the risk of an ex plosion In the place According to tho cor respondent, the shelling exploded the dvna mite, with the result that a hundred Boers were killed Another report from Boer sources records what seems to be the same incident but saj-g that nobodj was killed The Mall's' correspondent at Kuiuman sajs that Major Scott, commanding the po lice at Vrjburg, shot himself from ehagiin on being compelled to evacuate the place The "Mail ' says it learns that the Govern ment has contracted for the use of the Marconi sjstcm of wireless telegraph j In South Africa Tho instructions that have been received during the last few days at the various na val centres from the admiraltj are taken to indicate an intention to form a special service squidron, possiblj with the object of pati oiling the route of the transports to Scuth Africa The admiraltj refuses to give anj information on the subject A despatch to tho Times," from Cape Town sajs that tLe authorities at De Aar Junction have stopped 1,000 000 pounds of flour consigned to a colonial firm in the Transvaal This flour would have been enough to keep the Boer army for three months A despatch to tho Central News, dated Glencoe 4pm, says that the Boeis have been utterly routed and that thej are re treating toward the Buffalo River The Britiuh Husbars and artillerj are still pur suing them The British losses were se fU.nt) Sp lal Grnml Cvenrlon. R.'J 5(1 To Fort Jlonro-, Norfolk, iml Virginia Heath vii Norfolk and Washington steamer, aturda 0 30 p m Tickets to I'ort linnroe and Norfolk, go-id to return Sunday night, $3 jO Schedule, page V vere rather from the large proportion of officers than the actual number of victims. A heavy rain is falling CAPE TOWN, Oct 20 Mr Baston, the correspondent of the "Post " who recently went to Bloemfontein, the capital of the Orange Tree State, has been unable to get back to the British lines No anxiety Is felt regarding his safety, but it is like lj to be some time before he can get out of the Tree State v The town of Vrjburg surrendered uncon ditional!) to the Boers last Sunday after noon The place was insufficient! garri soned to withstand the large Burgher forces that threatened it and to save useless loss of life it was decided to capitulate Owing to the fact that there is no rail or wire communication with Kimberley or Mafeking, onlj meagre reports are receiv ed from those places Despatch riders who eluded the Boer pickets about the towns, and who have arrived in places held by the British, report that the Boers lost heavilv in both the Kimberley and Mafek ing engagements The English at Kim berley sustained no losses, while at Mafek ing two of the British force were killed and twelve wounded Riverton, a suburb of Kimberley. which was previously evacuated bj the British, was shelled bj the Boers on Mondaj The burghers are reported to have possession of tho Kimberley waterworks, seventeen miles distant from the town, on the Vaal River and thej are said to be devastating the countrj all about the town For several dajs skirmishing has taken place near Ladj smith Nital, between an Orange Free State commando and the English patrol The latter were compelled to fall back into Ladj smith with the Boer artillerj follow ing them closelj The Boers were twice charged bj the Natal carbineers and the border mounted rifles The burghers, though thej were numericallj five times as strong as the British, retired each time Sixteen of the Boers were killed One Eng lish officer is missing The superior marksmanship of the Boers, which was a noticeable feature of former campaigns, is not maintained In the present fighting, and they are said to be lacking in courage The English are shooting well and are displajing plentj of pluck SIR WILLIAM PENT SYMONS. The Honorable "VIHItarj Career of Hie British General. LONDON, Oct 21 Sir William Penn Symons, K C B , commander of the Brit ish forces at the battle of Glencoe, and fatally wounded in that engagement was born at Cornwall on July 17, 1843 He en tered the armj- m 1S63 and was made a colonel in 1SS7 He served against the Galekas in 1S77-7S, in the Zulu war m 1S79, for which he received a medal and clasp, in tho Burmese expedition of 1SS5 S9, was brigadier general of the Chin field force, for services in which he received anothei medal and clasp was v ith the Cbin Lushai expedition in 1SS9-S0 (C B commanded a brigade of tho Wazaristau field force 1894-05 (clasp), commanded the Second Brigade in the Tochi field force and the rirst Division of the Tirah expe ditionarj force 1897-9S He received the decoration K C B for services with the latter expedition In 1S98 he commanded tho Sirhmd district, Punjab, India Glencoe, the scene of the battle, is in Natal, about liftj miles to the southward of Majuba Hill and Lalng's Nek or Pass Tho Boer forco which was engaged there had already passed Newcastle Glencoe is on a line of railroad running from Laing's Nek to Ladysmih where the British forco under General Sir George White is and on to Durban, the chief port of Natal Ladysmith is about forty miles to the southward of Glencoe From Glencoe runs a branch line of rail way to Dundee, twentj miles awaj The place is therefore of considerable strategic importance. IN" THE EOTJSE 0? COMMONS. Daiitt CIuu notorizes the "War as a Hideous Massacre. LONDON Oct 20 Replj ing to a ques tion by Sir Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, Con servative member of the Ecclesall divi sion of Shcffiold, in the House of Commons, todaj Mr.A J Balfour, the First Lord of the Treasurj. stated that no arrange ments had been made with the Portuguese Government regarding the purchase of Delagoa Baj In reply to a question Mr Geoige Wynd ham Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vvar confirmed the statements in the. despatches from Ladysmith and Glencoe in regard to the lighting between the British and the Boers Mr Balfour stated that no decision had been arrived at bj the Government in reference to the recommendations made bj the joint commission regarding Samoa. Mr Balfour moved an address of thanks to the Queen for her message calling out the militn and Mr John Dillon (Nation alist) submitted an amendment thereto op posing the embodiment of the militia but this was rejected bv a vote of 29 to 3G The House then went into committee of the whole to discuss the double vote of men ami monej for the war Mr George Wjnd ham. Parliamentary Secretarj ot the War Office detailed the militarj' arrangements and justified the employment of such a large force on the grounds that the opera tions would possiblj extend along 2,000 miles of frontiers, and that the area in volved was inhabited bj .5.000,000 natives Considerations of humanitj he said, dic tated the necessitv for making an unmis takable display of strength Sir Henrj Campbell Bannerman for merlj Secretarj of State for War approved the Government s militarj plans Some of the Irish members vigorouslj opposed them Mr Michael Davitt characterized the war as a hideous damnable massacre Mr William Redmond said hs opposed the expenditure of the 10 000,000 asked for oi, the ground that the monej was much more needed in Ireland than for war purposes Throughout his speech Mi Redmond was repeatedlj called to order bj the chtirman for irrelevancj and was finallj ordered to resume his seat Upon his refusing to do so ho was ordered to withdraw from the House which he did, shouting, 'I wish jou joj of jour victoij over the poor Boer farmers Mr Balfoui in winding up the discussion read .1 despatch from General Yule, General Sj mon's second in command, reporting that the latter had been mortillj wounded and adding ' The important success ot todaj was due to his great courage, line generalship and the grand example of con fldence he give his troop3 ' The despatch was heird in impressive silence A dnision was taken on the Govern ments milltirv plnns and thej were ap proved bj a vote of 271 to 32 LONDON" PRESS COMMENT. UITi et of the JSuttle as "iicncil in niiKrlnnd's Capital. LONDON Oct 21 The morning papers dwell chiefly on the moial effect thej be liese the victory will have on both forces The Times says the mora' effect mul be infinltelj greatei than if the British had merelj awaited their enemies on slaught It will be felt bj the white men and natives' alike throughout the whole ot South Africa The Standard" sajs that the shattering 1 no l'hiluilflpiii.i 11 nil Return III 11. A. O. ccount National Kxport Exposition, 'fhurs daj. October 10, No ember 2 and 16 Tickets good for ten dajs including admission, $1 50 moral effect will be far beyond the actual tnjary The utter futility at tfte Boer ar tillery, on which tney built Men extrava gant bones, must be in tne hinhest degree ouheartetting to them. The "Daily Xews, expressing toe gplnion that the move wkka actuated tbef Boen in declaring war was the nope nf mr initial success before the arrival of mUmi rb-en-torcements. says it think that ttaykioral effect of the British not only dejSting their own position, but carrying tne enemy's will be considerable It believes too. that It will have an excellent enVx on the natives, and possibly the dlsaSectea Dutchmen of the Cape Colory The Chronicle' says if the news Is true. President Kruger s arms in Natal are seriouslj. perhaps fatally crippled The Boers will probablj confine themselves in the future to guerrilla warfare The "Telegraph ' predicts that the de feat will leave lasting memories to tb Boers, who never before met an organ faed body of highly trained soldiers, their ex perience at Majuba Hill and Lalng's Nek being with small contingents. The "Daily Mail says that the blow will echo throughout South Africa. Kjrops. and the world. The disloyal Dutch at the Cape will hide their dislojalty. and all who are sitting on the fence will promptly de scend on the successful side The identical character of the engage ments at Majuba Hill and Glencoe is glee fully commented upon by- some of the newspapers A BANQUET SPEECH. The Burgomaster of Antwerp Criti cised for II Js OpinioiiD. ANTWERP Oct 20 At a banquet ten dered to the officers of the Greek warship Miauulis, the burgomaster alludedltto the courage of small countries in fighting gjt ones, where the cause of the latter waSfm jusL This allusion to the war between Great Britain and the Transvaal brought out thunders of applause The newspaners, however, criticiee what they term the in discretion of the burgomaster A demonstration is anticipated -svhen some Antwerp firms attempt to ship arms to the Transvaal MR. BOTJRASSA RESIGNS. Opposed to ScmlliiB Troop to the Truiihwinl. & MONTREAL, Que , Oct 20 The Lier government is having trouble with sonllof its French-Canadian supportes on account of its action In sending a Canadian con tingent to flgnt against the Boers in the Transvaal Mr Henri Bourassa, one of the leading French-Canadian members of the Dominion Parliament, ani Canadian Secre tarj of the High Joint Commission to se tle the dispute between Canada and the United States, resigned his ssat today as a protest against the Government's a ticn in sending out a Canadian contingent with out consulting the Dominion Parliament Mr Bourassa win sek re-election to Par liament as an endorsement of his action. ASKING POR INTERVENTION. Representations to He I'laceil IJefore the State Department. BALTIMORE Oct 20 Mr G W. Van der Hoogt, PecretaTj of the Sojth African legation, appointed hj President Paul Kruger to ask for intervention on the part of the United Bttttes 8euiiuauu- seemed somewhat encouraged today at thj prospects of securing the ai 1 of President McKmley in the matter James O'Belrne, Commissioner Extraordinary of the Trans vaal was in the citj yesterday and today He an J Mr Van der Hoogt arranged with former Governor Pinknev xhyte and Mr Harry Welles Rusk to present to the De partment of State a brief containing inter national rules as to why Gsneral O'Beirne and Mr Van der Hoogt should be received by this Government to repiesent the Transvaal Mr Whjte, General O'Bierne, Mr Rusk, and Mr Van der Hoogt held quite an ex tended conference today at Pinkne Whj te s office All of the vital po uts of the situation were submitted bj Mr Van der Hoogt, who hoids the foreign papers Mr Rusk said today "We are not able to say what course we will pursue Our plans are not jet arranged, but of coarse, we hope to gain our point, and to this end we will make a complete international sjnopsis of the matter" Mr Van der Hoogt this morning re ceived from the Transvaal important pa pers containing correspondence with Eng land regarding the crisis "The Boers," said Mr Van der Hoogt, "are ready to ar bitrate at anj time, and that is shown by the fact of the Republic not pushing her warfare I do not believe there are as niauj Boers being killed as the papers saj ' JOSE MOLINAS CAPTURED. The Insurgents l'lee Ilefoie the Ad--1 line inn' Vnierieun Troops. MANILA, Oct 20 Major McRae s bat talion of the Third Infantrj, from Mexico and Major Cheynoweth s battalion of the Seventeenth Infantrj, of the Caiulut force, after a night march attacked the garrison at Jose Molinas. The insurgents fled This clears the road of rebels from San Fernando to Arajat. General Otis cabled the War Department jesterday, sajmg that General Young, lead ing General Law tons advance, is now at San Isidro, where a garrison will be es tablished The capture of San Isidro was not without the some heavy fighting, the insurgents making n determined resistance His cablegram is as loilows Manila, October 20 vdjutant General, Wa'lungtun General Law ton advance under General "iountr. in San Icidro, where garrison will be established Considerable re-isfince encountered yeaterdiy Cfiiialiues One killtd, time wounded. Twenty wtond Infantrv I nemv suffered eonsidcrablv One Spaniard, rtftrcn ins-urgent soldiers captured Aoung reports inhabitants in action of country lnostlv fnendh OTIS THE CAPITAL ABANDONED. Ii csiileiit Vndruile 11 ml His Foivcs U It Inline to i,.i (uiiMii. CARCAS, Venezuela, Oct 20 Presi dent ndrade has abandoned Caracas The Insuigent chief, General Castro, is ex pected to entei the ciU at anj moment General Matos forraerlj Minister of Fi nance, who was imprisoned for a political offence, has been -t at libertv After his release a number of dynamite bombs were exploded in his honor, and one of them destrojed his koue The State Department received yet rda afternoon a cablegram from MinUter Loomls dated at 2 12 p m , -sajing th- President of Venezuela left Caracas at daj- 1 light with S00 men for La Guayra ME. HARRISON IN LONDON. The roimei IMisiileiit the Guest f AiiiJm,".nloi Choiiic. LONDON Oct 20 Former President Harrison arrived at the Charing Cross J station at Ij this arternoon secretary White of the American Legation, met Mr Harrison at the station Embassador Choate will entertain the former Presi dent at dinner next Wednesday General Harrison will sail for home October 28 "While Cniw ill Clui.iiiMile ilviicli. Just like seeing the ocean Oysters served in all stjles Train leases Chesapeake lunetmn Sun 10 SO a m 50c round trip. Take Co ll mbia cr. Tl TROUBLES I SAMOA Strained Relations Beiwuen Authorities ant! Natives. ike The Xdielc f iMlty Ahihhk tfc Ch "' sV I'hII-Thv Imputed hy Thir teen Chiefs Set An Me by th Ih--vIkIohmI f!v erHMHt The Minuter or I'rinee ThImUk at a feitllvaJ. APIA, Samoa, Oct. via 9m FraaeiKo, Oct. Trouble la brewtnv ta tfte Wanda, and the relations aasoag tae three eaaaaJa, the natives, and tae member ot to pro visional government are strained. Thir teen chiefs associated with tae rebel av enunent have a headquarter at Loata moeja, and pretend to be the geremaMBt of Samoa. Last week they IsaocA a proc lamation to the three consuls tmpostaa; a head tax of $1 on ail Samoang and on col ored laborers outside of Apia. The jwo vlslonal government wLl Issue a proclama tion setting aside this tax, bat its actio is hampered by a proclamation which. Dr. Solf, the German president of the munici pal council, issued on his own authority, declaring that the tax must be paid. Serious trouble has arisen out ot the murder ot Tuisila, a MataaXan chief, a-a. festival in Atua. He was sot invited, but he went to the festival and deliberately struck a native in the face. The native turned to run, for Tuisila bad the reputa tion of being a bad man, having snot his own brother six years ago. Tuisila sbot the man dead as he was running away, awl then killed another man. Friends of the victims attacked him and his body guard and slashed the chief so badly with knives that he died a few days later Natives of both parties are pretty well armed, as the consuls permitted them to retain shot guns and rifles. Only a pretext la needed for a fight. MB. CROKER TAXES HOLD. The Campaign to Be Littler IIIw Ier momhI CliarRC. NEW YORK, Oct 20. Richard Croker will take personal charge of the campaign in this city on Monday at noon. About thro weeks ago Mr Croker declared that he Bad made up his mind not to appear at Tammany Hall in this campaign. There was no explanation of his change of mtad vouchsafed at his club tonight, but at other places it was said that this is a eon cession on Mr Croker's part to the oMer leaders of Tammany Hall who cannot get used to the ways of Fifth Avenue. Mr Croker, as the chairman of tae finance committee of Tammany Hall, also heads an appeal for funds to help Tam many win. At the meeting of the Democratic Stnto committee, and afterward in an interview, Mr Croker said that if the people up the State needed any assistance all they bad to do was to ask for it It b not Staled whether or not any of the funds anifc ered here will find their way up the Mate, ; J. but sobm of tnt mosey eouleVwsls bo e- oteu toward tne election 01 a uemocrKuc majority in the next Assembly. GUXLTY OF COITSPIR'AGX. A ". enlict I'lnnlly Itonchetl the luIiam-'Neiiitt Ch.mc. PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 20 After being out forty-nine hours, the Ingham-Xewitt jury this afternoon, at 4 03 o'clock, te turoed a verdict of ' guilty of conspiracy to bribe, with recommendation to the mercy of the court " Immediately upon the state ment of the verdict by the foreman Judge Mcl'herson arose and said that tne recom mendation would receive conslderatloS. Mr. Shields, addressing the court, said that be would make a motion for a new trial, and the judge responded that he would bear the reasons in a few days, but, pending ar gument, he thought it would be proper to increase the amount of bail. Ho then asked in what bail the defendants bad been held. and, being told $2ut00 each, be Increased it to $40,000. Bail for Ingham and Newitt was fur nished by Alexander Balfour, paper manu facturer, and William H Clark, cashier ot the Quaker City National Bank, the amount of the bonds, SO,000, being subscribed jointly THE LORD MAYOR OF DTJEETN". He l'nj s A islt to tlic eii erk Cit Hall. NEW YORK Oct 20 Daniel J Talton, Lord Mayor of Dublin, his secretary, and John E. Redmond, M P . called on Mayor Van Wyfc at the City Hall this afternoon Mayor Van "Wyck asked about the scheme of erecting a Parnell monument in Dublin and the purchase of the old Parnell home stead, and off .red a subscription of ! to the fund Tn tgitors were then taken through the City Hall. A 'WARRENTON TRAGEDY. Jtmenh IIiihiIiobltIi Slift hy Vir- friHin. To-mm SlTUMHt. RICHMOND. Va., Oct 20.-Josephi S. Rumbough, a well-known and wealthy young man, who came from Pennsylvania and purchased a fine blue-grass farm m Fauquier county recently, was shot and mortally wounded last night at Warrenton in that county, by Town Sergeant Shirley. while resisting arrest at the hands of the officer Rumbough died today. He went to barren ton last night and was riding his horse on the sidewalks when be was ordered to stop He refused, and he and a friend who was with him attacked the of ficer and were beating him when be fifed the fatal shot A coroner's jury exonerated the officer THE EEVER REPORTS. V Kew "New Cases. Hut Vo AdtiltieHal Deaths. JACKSONVILLE, Fla , Oct. 20 Key We3t reports four new cases today and no deaths The situation at Miami is un changed with respect to quarantine, but no nei cases have developed JACKSON, Miss. Oct. 20. The Mate Beard of Health announces four new cases of vellow fever today, the first since Octo ber 13. Rev J R Hutton. pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, is one of the new cases and Mrs Bell, State Librarian, is thought to be another suietrj Itoot 1h IWi Yrlc NEW YORK Oct 20 The Secretary of War arrived in this city tonight and stop ped at the Waldorf-Astoria. A Noted MnKer Duaii. LONDON. Oct 2 The vocalist Soil d'ed today at Southport ItotlHCtloHK n Smyrna Rugx VT B Mooes k Sons, F 9ret, curiur Elerenth. lSZ7i To llBltlmope rbiI He- SL."5 (lit 11 in I'eHiiilitiHia ItnilroHil. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday. October 21 and S. good to return nntil Monday. October S3. All trains except the Coasreammat IMttd. Fhnii'n Iluslneax College. 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