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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
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-
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
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 '
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
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
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.
Strained Relations Beiwuen
Authorities ant! Natives.
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.
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.
A ". enlict I'lnnlly Itonchetl
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
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.
Jtmenh IIiihiIiobltIi Slift hy
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
V Kew "New Cases. Hut Vo AdtiltieHal
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
n Smyrna Rugx VT B Mooes k Sons, F 9ret,
curiur Elerenth.
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