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iMWWW, Oct. 22. The War Office at
wtfuiglrt tamed this telegram from General
nutter, dated Ladysfntth, October 21, S 43
p im.: "General White rode toward Eland.
slawgte at JJ6 p. a. A force under Gen
enl French left here at 4 this morning.
fflbey went by road aad rail to Modder's j habflitalion shall be made with the ut
JBrhtge. The force includes a squadron of i most reserve He is opposed to anything
VUtk Lancers, the Fifth Dragoon j in toe nature of a fresh campaign, but his
n-.. ., M .. lj. . .. j leading supporters ma decide that it is
asm, three field batteries, the Devon nocessry jiis own ntCTCSts 0 recom.
remanent, halt of the Manchester regi- mence an agitation, without which, the
mont. half of the Gordon Highlanders, the
lotnerial Light Horse, and two squadrons
Of Natal volunteers.
1 leara, by telephone from the armored
train, one mile this aloe of Btandelaagte,
that at S o'clock in the evening the enem 's
three gnat had been silenced and our in
fantry were about to charge. The enemy
was estimated at 1,060 in the morning and
tfenunrul wc Hrni A.,Hnr .a ' committing atrocities m the French Sou
inousaaa was expected during the , ,. . . .. M t. mt t. , ,TWinQlti
General White's intention was
the railway to Dundee and re-
tenw there tonight.
"At 7.46 a report was received by tele
phone that we had carried the enemy's
position aad captured all their camp equip
ment, horses, and wagons. The cava ry is
stBl parsalng the enemy. Telegraph op
erators say some of our men were wound
ed, feat e have no details as yet."
A tiinslili from Case Town says that
General While and General French have
aanried 0w Boer position at Siandslaagte.
The WwrthoTOge Telegraph Company says it
Iwnw that the Boers lost one thousand
wen fa the fighting at Giencoe.
The tranajiarts Knbia, Gascon, and
GhoarMca aafled from Sowthamptnn today
for Sooth Africa. They carried the Cold
stream Gwards, the Grenadier Guards, and
the Seats Guards, in all about 5,000 men.
The transport Mongolian, with 1,000 men
en beard, aafled from Glasgow. 'Fire trans
ports will sail tomorrow. .
CAFRTOWX, Oct. tL S:10 p. m Gen
eral Symons, who was wounded in the bat
tle at Giencoe, is dead. Fort' other Brit
ish soldierB were killed and 170 wounded.
The Beer, loss was very heavy. The exact
number of their casualties, however, is not
known. The Boers are concentrating at
Maf eking The garrison there has aban
doned any attempt to recover the bodies
of the killed, owing to the fact that the
Doers ignore the Red Cross Sag.
!We GcrtMaa Press Hope for Brltlhh
BB8UX. Oct. 21 Count Hobenlone will
start r Madrid in a few days. On No
vember 2 he will decorate the young King
with Che Order of the Black Eagle.
The majority of German newspapers ex
press sympathy with the Boers in their
war with England. The only exceptions
aiw the organs of mining speculators or
atwapapers that are desirous of posing as
semi-omcial and do not represent popular
The "DetrtscB Tages Zeitung" says
"Apart tram our sympathy with the Boers,
we hope with all our hearts that England
-will undergo a thorough defeat. '
Snie ratle Ap-p-IIed to Them Aot
J&eeiIl3 Sicrii Mien nt.
mtW YORK, Oct. 21 The despatches
from Sontfa Africa and especially those de
sertMng the fighting at Giencoe, have n
aowbtedly led to some confusion in Ameri
can miada, because of the way which the
British army has of designating regiments
The method at present in use is called the
territorial srstem The Roral Dublin
Ftastieers. to whom according to one de
spatch the credit of the capture of the
Seers' position should be accorded, is a
regiment raised in India man years ago,
-which in all probability has never been in
Ireland. It got the name probably for the
reason that at the time of the reorganiza
tion of the army la 1881 three battalions
of Irish militia were attached to it as its
reserve. These militia battalions are the
IMblia city militia the Dublin county
noma, and the Kildare Rifles. The two
battalions of the regiment at present in
active service were at one time two separ
ate regiments in India.
11h Jrihete Wwrtln of GeHeral
Orme I tier erf Momhs Akh.
SOtW YORK, Ot 21 The "Sun" tomor
row will print the following General
Cramje, second in command of the Boer
army, visited this country eight months ago
as the saest of a Chicago manufacturer. He
mode a tear of the United States, and to
one of his hosts he said that war between
ads coontrr and England was Inevitable,
and that it would result In the extinction
t the Transvaal Republic Some of the
preaicuona wnieh General Cromje made
a visit here are interesting now.
witn the news of the British
Victory at Giencoe In substance, General
CrsasSe said to one of bus hosts
"War cannot be avoided, and when it I
comes fet ww mean the extinction of the
Transvaal Sentiment m the Transvaal
abroad will demand that we conduct our
campaign In regular military formations,
and the Boers are not accustomed to that
kind of fighting. Onr strength has been doe
1m the oast to onr excellent marksmanship
mat onr irragnlar tactics. Our aharp
aaootsrs watt b hanfiicaned if they are re
rmjiwhui by regoiar military formation.
They will not do themselves justice. I
Asn't hetteve that the war, when it comes,
can be prolonged by us much more than
maty days. We have not fiufflcint forces
for a Tone fmgslt c fc.Tt rut the food
supplies, and our countr is bo isolated
that we cannot get supplies from the out
Side world. We hare no port Mj peoplp
will figfat stubbornlj. but the odds againat
us will be too hear. The conditions at
Lung's Nek and Majuba Hill were favor
able to our tactics then The Boer tactics
will be different in the next war, necesaril
so, and the result w ill be disaster "
Protection DriiiiiiiiltMl b nn Ohio
Cltien for HIn Son.
Webster Davis, the Assistant Secretary
of the Interior, received the following tele
gram yesterday from a friend in Tippe
canoe City, Ohio
'Mr son, Kugene East on, is in the bands
of the Boers. Demand for niin protection
as an American citizen "
Mr. Davis sent the telegram to the State
Department. He does not Know anything
about the alleged capture of joung Enston.
The State Department Hill endeavor to as
certain the facts in the case before taking
The Colonial Oiliee at Pnnlt in the
S-oiicInn Utpertltlon.
PARIS, Oct. 21. Former Captain Drey
fus is steadily improving in health at his
resting place in Carpentras He is anxious.
that future enorts for his complete re-
2l fTZ J'Vjlt
quiet and peaceful methods The plan of
his friends is that meanwhile he shall de
mote all his energj, which they hope raaj
be completely restored, to civil engineer
ing Dreyfus' own desire is to be rein
stated in the arm, even if he resigned im
mediately afterward.
Colonel Monteil, who has been very
prominent recentlj, sas that while he
does not desire to whitewash Captains
Voulet and Chanoine, who were accused of
it for the horrors of the expedition, whica
culminated in the murder of Lieutenant
uotonei ivioodc anu me snooting oi cap-
tains Voulet and Chanoine, rests on the
Colonial Office He sais that when the
expedition was organized the Trench otli
cials in Africa were stronglj opposed to it.
The force consisted of 600 rifles and 1,200
carriers Thej had to traverse oer 2,000
kilometres and it was. therefore, known
that it was impossible to i"tual the mis
sion after it had started Consequently,
Colonel Monteil sajs. the Colonial Oflice
tacitly sanctioned the scheme that the
should live on the couutrj, and this led
up to the atrocities
Accusations are also made thai M De
crais, the French Minister for the Colonies,
held the Soudan news back for political
purposes. Lieutenant Pal hers' despatches
were dated Julj 17 and September 25, jet
the are supposed to have reached Paris
together not before October lb. it is now
asked if the men following Lieutenant
Colonel iClobbe rejoined the outposts in a
few hours, why Lieutenant Palliers' mes
sengers took nearly three months to cover
the same ground Assuming that the
charge of retention of despatches is true,
there is an additional charge of crueltv in
j allowing Lieutenant Keunier's familv to
i suppose that us was dead The parents and
j sisters of the lieutenant were informed of
I the good news in a cablegram from Dr
j Marines, who is stationed in the Soudan
and are preparing a great welcome for the
I young officer. In fact, the various political
parties are alreadv trjing to get hold ol
j Keunier and exploit him as a hero
J Senator Berenger has almost completed
the examination of the alleged conspira
tors against the Republic The Senate,
sitting as a high court of justice, began
this investigation, but referred the exami
nation of witnesses etc , to a committee,
of which Senator Berenger is chairman
The public appears to have lost all in
terest in the trial, which is generallj re
garded as a mistake It is believed that
the enquirv will result in the finding of "no
case." except as regards MM Buffet, Gode
froy, Deroulede Gueriu, and Balliere.
The Captain ami Three of the Crew
BOSTOX. Oct 21 Capt John F. Ewer,
Fred Irving. Fred Armstrong, and Neil
Brooks, comprising a part of the crew of
the fishing schooner Two Fort, were killed
in the lower harbor last night. Their
homes were in Gloucester The schooner
was Inward bound with a catch The Brit
ish steamship Ardandhu struck the Two
Forty amidships, cutting her down and
sinking her instantly. It is said that the
fishing boat and a sand schooner, the James
and Ella, were met b the steamer in "he
narrow passage just above Castle Island
The James and Ella tacked, and to avoid
a collision the Two Forty followed suit
The steamer also attempted to go by in
safety, but was unable to do so and the
disaster occurred
The steamer lowered a boat and rescued
two men. putting them on board a dredge
in the neighborhood, from which they w ere
later taken off b the life-saving crew
Five were picked up bj the James and
Blla and brought to the city
I.ovs of J.llioi Drl-ves TIlss Tlioinas
to Nelf-Di'Mriict ion.
GLADSTONE, X J , Oct 21 Miss Mary
J B Thomas for many jears principal of
the Bayonne public school, committed sui
cide by taking laudanum last Wednesday
at the home of her cousin, Mrs Eraelinc
Hand, at I'ottsvilie, three miles from
Gladstone She was fifty-four jears old, a
graduate of New Jersey State Normal Col
lege, and a wotnau of rare scholar! at
tainments She was discharged from her
position last July Brooding over the al
leged injustice drove her to kill herself.
She left letters addressed to her pastor in
Bayonne, the Rev. S J Betts, to her
nephew. Rev D W. Skellenger, Washing
ton, D C , and to her niece. Lida E Skel
lenger, of Long Branch, in which she ex
pressed her intention and stated the cause
impelling her on Her funeral was held
The Suburb of Vnstin (o lie-come
Part of the CItj.
CHICAGO. Oct 21 Chicago is about to
make a peaceable conquest in the line of
expansion The Illinois Supreme Court has
decided that the suburban town of Austin,
just west of the clt, became a part of the
city on April 1 and the municpal officials
will invade the suburb tomorrow, march
to the town hall and declare the govern
ment of Austin at an end
A committee of the town officials of
Cicero visited Corporation Counsel Wal
ker yesterday to arrange for the division
of property It was pointed out that the
town hall of Ciceio is within the portion
of Austin annexed to Chicago, and becomes
the property of the city The question of
money neyment and other details will be
j settled by arbitration, and no insurrection
In the newly conquered territory is ex
pected. !$ljr, to Unldiiiorc nml Iletnrn -via It.
A. O. buturiiity and hunilnj,
Octob SI and H, Road for return until follow-
J 'J riTickrt sd en all min, except
Probable Effect of ilic Check Upon
the Boers in Natal.
The Uui-Khers' revv Kxperienee i"
Meeting Inferior Forces British
Losses Due to the Hrnxerj of the
Ofllccrs Cable Communication
The CiiIiNh I'lnn of Campaigni.
(Special Cableftrain Copyrighted )
LONDON, OcL 21 The inevitable is hap
pening in South Africa more speedilj than
the English themselves expected. Details
which are arriving of esterda's dear-bought
victor show that the Boer defeat
has been crushing and almost decisive It
is impossible, however, to estimate intelli
gently the effect of the severe reverse upon
the Boers, for it is a new .experience to
them. The check at Mafeking and Giencoe
b forces smaller than their own cannot fail
to seriousl modif their plan of campaign.
It was full expected in this countr that
the Boers would concentrate all their ef
forts against Kimberle, with the posible
capture of Rhodes as the chief incentive
There is no doubt that every Boer in the
two Republics would do and dare more to
accomplish tills than all other objects com
bined, and if, perchance, the should suc
ceed, it is safe to sa the life of the famous
prisoner would be spsedil forfeited. Ther
is no longer much mvster about the
British plans The general instructions to
the forces at Natal, Kimberle, and Mafe
king are to hold their own on the defensive
until the arrival of General Buller's arm
corps General White, in Natal, will prob
abl be given wide discretion as to what
extent he will follow up esterda's vic
tor At last accounts, his cavalr was
still pursuing the fling Boers, but it would
appear to be foolhard for him to risk a
dash into the Transvaal with his present
force The bold commander might tr to
rush Pretoria itself on the heels of the
panic-stricken enem, but the whole British
polic of this campaign is to he slow and
sure, and the failure of an brilliant at
tempt would be a disgrace It should be
remembered, also, that only the British ver
sion of esterda's battle has been re
ceived, and even that is ver meagre
There is no reason to doubt the fact that
the Boers have been defeated, but the in j
timation that they lacked courage and
marksmanship should be received with
great reserve
The striking feature of the battle, which,
above all else, impresses the English rub
lic, is the high proportion of the casualties
among the British officers This is ex
plained wrongly by attributing it to the
intelligent, skillful shooting of the Boer
riflemen It is believed here to be due to
the reckless courage of the victims It
had been freely prophesied in advance of
hostilities that the casualties to the Brit
ish officers would be appalling, because of
their keenness to win distinction and pro
motion, and especially the younger officers,
among whom this desire is so great that it
outruns their discretion Their bravery is
magnificent, but when they retklessl rer-
fuse to take advantage of a natural cover, j
wnen maKing an aavance in me iace oi
the enemj it becomes courage at the ex
pense of militar wisdom In esterday's
battle those killed were composed of one
quarter of the officers and the wounded
.Hence it is England's grief Admiration
is tinged with some bitterness in turning
to the Mafeking side It is clear that
General Baden-Powell has made a most
gallant and successful defence against su
perior forces It has been assumed b
some military critics here that General
Baden-Powell would have to wait until
some of General Buller's army corps ar
rived before he could be relieved As a
matter of fact, at least one regiment and
one field batter will probabl reach him
within a few days These re-enforcements
have been despatched so secretly
that it is uncertain whence they were
drawn or when they started northward
The censor has taken care that no news
has been cabled here to reach Pretoria via
Delagoa Bay. The latter danger no longer
exists for on Wednesda the Government
established a censorship on out-going mat
ter from the London office of the Eastern
Telegraph Compan and also at Aden,
where the Delagoa Ba cable touches This
matter of cable communication is a serioub
one The west coast line is of poor quality
and constantl liable to interruption It
is hoped that the laying of a new cable
will be completed within six weeks
A good deal of undeserved abuse is cast
on the Eastern Telegraph Compan in con
sequence of delay, which m the case of
press despatches at present averages about
twentv hours, but it is difficult to see bow
matters can be improved, because the
available cables are now worked to their
maximum capacity and the operators are
admitted! the best. The probabilities are
that ibe de!as will increase, and it will
be almost miraculous if the west coast ca
ble does not break down at some critical
The British main plan of campaign un
less modiiiod by the Boer defeat at Natal,
will be what it was outlined to be by a
military correspondent with General Bul
ler, namel, the invasion of the Orange
Free State from the south and thence on to
the Transvaal. The Biitish have made ex.
tensive preparations The have estab
lished a base in a strong position at the
Orange River bridges a few miles from
Hopetown, and a considerable force is al
ready strongly fortified there The plan of
campaign has been entiiel devised b
General Buller, and was submitted b him
to what is known as a board of war. at
the War Department, a week before he left
England General Buller and the board
conferred the whole of Sunda, October 8
It is needless to say that no information,
officially, has been obtained, but the friends
of General Buller, who are familiar with
his views, as expressed long before hs had
an lda of a war in South Africa are con
fident that the leading features of General
Buller's plan is that the main force shall
march into the Free State and capture
Bloemfontein and then halt until the rall
vva from Kimberle to Mafeking is re
stored Meanwhile the Mafeking force
will be re-enforced b a bngade embracing
all aims
This force will make for Krugersderp
simultaneously with the crossing of the
Transvaal frontier by General Buller o
arm from th Free State There is not.
the slightest loubt on General Bullei s
part that the noers in Natal, as soon as
the understand the imminent danger of
being cut off, will retreat That will be a
signal for General White to invade the
I Transvaal with 10 000 men, turning Laing's
Nek via Wakkerstroom The Boeis' mis
fortunes during the current week, accord
ing to the general view, ehouhl much
shorten the campaign, but this is a mitter
of doubt. It is generally recognized, espe
ciall b diplomatic observers, that Great
Britain is making this war something more
than a campaign against the two little al
lied Republics She proposes to give the
world a demonstrate n of her military pow
ers and resources on the same scale that
she recently made a display of her naval
supremacy If it were otherwise the whole
world would before now have been ridi
culing her for mobilizing the whole mili
tary force of the Empire in order to crush
a people who are fewer in number than a
fair-tized provincial town England is
rro'iding an object lesson for envious Eu
ope, and it lemam to be seen if the
( ontinent v ill be Culy- Impressed
The outcome, as far as South Africa is
concerned is such a foregone conclusion
that a live! discussion of the political fate
of the allied Republic has alread begun
It is understood tlMt loe Cabinet has not
reached a decision bedtid, of course agree
ing that there will bno more independ
ent States in South Africa Some favor a
paititlon of the two Republics between Na
tal, Cape Colony, and Bechuanaland Oth
ers advocate their administration as a
Crown colon The scheme which seems
to meet the moat public favor, however, is
the creation of the Dominion of South Af
rica, somewhat similar to Canada, with
five federal states, viy, the Cape, Natal.
Transvaal, Orange River, and Rhodesia, a
governor-general to be appointed by the
Crown for each state and local legisla
ture, the dominion parliament to sit at
Cape Town.
Editor St end l'linliinK for the Pub
lication of the Correspondence.
LONDON, October 21 This is Trafalgar
Day, and the day fits England's mood This
morning the Englishman at his breakfast
table read how, under the spell of the vic
tor of Giencoe and the dea'h-wound of
General Smons, Parliament last night
uassed a war vote of 550,000,000 at one sit
ting, thirt-flvo Irishmen alone resisting,
and how esterd England bade good-be
to the first contingent of General Buller s
army corps for South Africa. There are
two London lournaltets, and two on!, who
know the ins and outs of the great politi
cal secret of the nineties, namely, the ex
act extent of the association of the Colonial
Office and Mr Chamberlain himself with the
events leading up to the Jameson raid
One of these journalists is Miss Flora
Shaw, the colonial editor of the 'Times,"
whose lips are sealed by her political
svmpathics, the other is Mr Stead, who,
pro-Boer as he is just now, has long betn
the confidant of Mr. Cecil Rhodes But
much as Mr Stead admires the latter, he
hates Mr Chamberlain more, and, in con
junction with certain Radical members of
Parliament, he has chosen this moment,
when England is at war and all Europo is
watching her as a cat watches a mouso,
to revive in vague form allegations against
the personal honor of the man who in this
crisis stands for England before the world.
He has kept the secret locked aw a in
his bureau for the beat part of two ears,
deliberately refraining again and again
from publishing it But now, for some
reason not divulged. Mr Stead means to
press home his charges b demanding the
production in Parliament of the correspon
dence between the Colonial Office and Mi
Rhodes' solicitor, which -was suppressed at
the time of the South Africa cemmittee,
and which, Mr Stead suggests, indicates
the complicity of others in Cecil Rhodes'
conspiracy to overthrow President Kru
gers Government.
Another sensation of the week has been
the attitude of Irish Nationalists, and yes
terda s forced withdrawal of Mr William
Redmond from the House of Commons
The Ministry has been sorely pressed by
its hotheaded supporters to treat this open
smpathy with. England's armed enemies as
high treason, and beond doubt, It has pro
voked deep resentment, but with all his
faults Mr Balfour ha a sonse of humor,
and knows his business. There waa no
less Irish than Ens-llsli laughtei at his
witty repl to the ucmand of one of his
supporters in the Cownons for the prose
cution of Irish members whose speeches
have advocated the Boer cause, and sought
to alienate the Irish soldiers of the Queen
So ends the great anti-Irish campaign,
upon which not a few ardent ministerialists
had so set their heart early in the week
Toda's excited newspaper talk of the
formation of a Hying squadron should be
accepted with great reserve This, how
ever, is quite certain, that the British Gov
ernment is quite prepared to see Russia
and France seize this moment of England's
apparent preoccupation in South Africa to
push those claims in China, the Persian
Gulf, Morocco, and even in Eg pi, which
they have been unable to secure b ordi
nary diplomatic means Any such attempt
the British Ministry will treat ab it treated
Major Marchand's action at Tashoda
Hence a British fleet fling 150 pennants
is being kept practically with steam up,
ready to go anywhere and do anything at
startlingl short notice Not until abso
lute necessity arises is the Minlstr likely
to fit out a flying or convoing squadron,
but the British navy is keeping its coal
bunkers full all the time.
The Machine DeHcrlhed hj llajor
Baden-Povv ell.
LONDON, Oct 21 Major Baden-Powell,
in a report descnomg a visit to a dock
yard in which a German airship was being
constructed, sas "I was immensely im
pressed on entering a great wooden build
ing erected on a floating laft to see what
appeared to be the slender skeleton of a
huge vessel This vessel appeared as big as
the most powerful battleship, but was con
structed of such delicate material as to
suggest a stupendous bird-cage This,
which is made entirely of aluminum, is the
framework on which the outer skin will be
stretched Inside a number of large bal
loons will be placed. Underneath are a
galler and cars, all made of aluminum.
There are also engines which It is hopeJ
will drive the vessel through the air at a
speed of twenty-two miles an hour The
total lifting capacity of the airship vi I be
about ten tons, which will be sufficient for
it to carry stores and ballast sufficient to
remain in the air for some days Seventy
thousand pounds sterling have been spent
on the commission which includes the
leading scientific experts Germany has
also approved the plans of a buoant bal
loon such as this Tho great advantage of
a purely mechanical illng machine is in
being able to rise with certainty and to
preserve its balauce while suspended in
mid air "
niiiliomtt' r'esti'V itlet in Honor of
Ifonncr President HarriHoii.
LONDON, Oct 21 The programme for
Benjamin Harrison's entertainment here
during the next fen das is a very elabor
ate one Mi. Harrison visited the Towei
this morning, and this evening he will oc
cupi the royal box at the Globs Theatre
Tomorrow he will attend berviees at St
Paul's on the special invitation of the
Dean In the afternoon he will take tea
with the Dean at Westminster Abbey On
Monday Mr A J Balfour, the Conservative
leader, x.. ill cntertUn him at the Ho ise of
Commons On Tuesday Ambassador
Choatc will give a dinner in his honor
The Marquis of Salisbur the Prime Min
ister, will meet Mr Harrison at this func
tion On Wednesda the Chamber of Com
merce will rintertain him at dinner Sir
Robert Trebhle Reld, who wab one of Great
Britain's counsel before the Ang!o-Ven-czuelan
Boundary Arbitration Commission,
will give Mr Harrison a flnal dinner on
Thursday evening.
The Clirihtlanlu Ashore.
BELFAST, Oct 21 The Hamburg
American Line steamship Christiania, from
Stettin for New York, has put in here and
is discharging her caigo She has been
ashore at Pentland Firth
jst..l To Baltimore anil lie- $1.3
turn via Pemisj 1 wuiin Knili onil.
Tickets on ale Saturdav and Sund-n October
"I an'l 22, pmd t rttum un il M ndi October
13 All trains extent tljt C n" iui-l Limited
The Cuban General Demands Re
spect lor All Spaniards.
In mi Aihlrcss at the Casino in Car
denas He Makes an Appeal for Or.
tier and I'ellovv ship Anionic All
CInKes A hcheuie for Colonlins:
Italians A Destructive Tornado.
HAVANA, Oct. 21. Gen. Quentin Ban
dera, the most active Cuban negro pol
itician, delivered a speech at the Spanish
casino in Cardenas last night, which at
tracted much comment when It was printol
here today. The speech was essentiaily
peaceful toward the Spaniards, to whom
Bandera offered the olive branch. General
Bandera has considerable influence with
the turbulent negro element, rad his sen
tlmonts are gratefully welcomed by the
Spaniards, who are anxious to be allowed
to work in peace
General Bandera said in part "In war
I was a furious enem of the Spanish Gov-
I ernment and all who opposed the desire of
j the Cubans for liberty. But toJa, now
mat we are at peace and are eager only for
tranquillit, I am for order and respect
among all elements comprising the Cuban
people I see with regret that the Span
iards do not raise flags over buildings
where their societies meet The have in
terests here, and with their children, who
were born in Cuba, will be an important
factor in the reconstruction of the countr'
They ill not be an obstacle to the com
plete independence of the fatherland of
their children My desire is that Cubans
and Spaniards forget old grievances and
help each other "
The "Diario de la Marina" congratulates
the Circulo de Haciendos on having re-
r fused assistance to the scheme for colo
nizing Italians here. The newspaper sas
the Italians are not wanted They do not
know the language, the are not sufficently
frugal in their habits, and are not agricul
turally inclined It siS the only hope of
preventing deganerac in the white race
lies in immigration from the Canaries, Gal
licia, and Asturia of the hard, industrious
peasant class These men are now coming
in b the hundreds No Americans are com
ing, except those who desire to invest
mone or earn their living as middlemen
Despatches from Sagua la Grande report
that a tornado and cloudburst struck that
town esterda Man houses were debtro
ed The hospital, which was built by the
Americans, Is reported to have been de
stroed and four of the patients killed In
the city six persons were killed and nine
teen injured. All crop3 were severely
Director Rathbone, of the Cuban postal
service, and Mrs Ludlow, wife of General
Ludlow, the Militar Governor of Havana,
sailed for New York today.
The Mexican Torees Approaching
A mini Stronghold.
ORTIZ, Mexico, Oct 21 The large force
of troops commanded by General Torres
has advanced toward Sahuarijm during the
past week A number of skirmishes have
taken place between scouting parties and
small bands of Yaqui Indians, but no
report is made of any number of casual
ties It is thought from this that the
main troops suffered no losses The In
dians still retain their strong position near
Sahuaripa, and are evidently prepared for
the attack bj General Torres' forces, which
will probably be made next week It is re
ported that one regiment of re-enforcements
has arrived at the mouth of the
Yaqui River from Mazatlan, and that the
will be marched overland to join General
Torres' men.
A Competitor of the Standard Com
pany HelnK Formed,
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct 21 A com
petitor of the Standard Oil Company is
said to be forming Concerns known to
figure in the deal are the Emery Oil Com
pan, Northern Oil Company, Palmer Oil
Company, Southern Oil Company, Elcho
Oil Compan, McCormick Bros, Tearless
Oil Compan, Bradford Oil Compan, the
De Barnesdale, Amos Steel Smith, John
Spa, Hazlewood Oil Company, C J West
erman, and presumabl Cuduh Bros , oi
This combination will be practical! the
onlv real competitor the Standard Oil Com.
pan will have Steel Smith has a refinei.v
in the East, the Noithern Oil Compan
has one at Flndlay, and the Chicago con
cern will have one at Kankakee Others are
to be built in Toledo, Marietta, Indianap
olis, and Corsicana, Tex The concern
which appears to be taking the initiative is
now negotiating for a large number ot
wells and leases owned bv John Claus, of
New York Cit Man purchases are being
clobed in the Findla and Lima field, as
well as the Indiana field Refineries will
be built and maintained in all the piin
cipal fields
"Vcueinble Mrs. Terr Entertains the
Daughters of the Itev olution.
PHILADELPHIA Oct 21 Peculiar in
terest was manifested at a meeting of the
Quaker Cit Chapter, Daughters of Ihe
American Revolution, held esterda aft
ernoon In two recitations given b Mrs
Sarah Terr, who is 10S ears old, and is
one of the few actual Daughters of the Rev
olution It was Mrs Terr's first return in
public since early in the centur, when she
was "Little Sarah Doran," to her quaint
repertoire of selected readings, and her
efforts in that line were enthusiastically
received b the Daughters assembled ir
Odd Fellows' Temple esterda afternoon.
The Demand Greater Than the Pa
eilitie ol Mnnulitetuie.
NEW YORK, Oct 21 The Standard Dis
tilling and Distributing Company ad
vanced the pi Ice of spirits today Icent a
gallon in the West and 2 cents in the East
The present demand for spirits is stated
to be unprecedented, and though the laige
spirit distilleries controlled b the corn
pan are turning out daily nearly 200,000
gallons, orders cannot be fillel promptly,
even with this great supply
The Cinlser 'Xevv Orleans Sails tin
Her LniiR (iiikc,
NEW YORK, OcL 21 The cruiser New
Orleans, In command of Captain Long
necker, left the navy jard in BrookKn at
2 o'clock this afternoon on her long voage
to Manila by way of the Suez Canal She
finished coaling on Friday night and was
cleaned up this morning Hei boilers are
in fairly good condition, but she will only
travel at a ten-knot speed She will reach
Manila in about three months Her first
stop will be at Algiers, where she will be
coaled She Will also stop at Port Said
and Colombo.
Governor UonsevelPs Opinion of the
CINCINNATI, Oct. 21 Governor Roose
velt, of New York, addressed a large mass
meeting of Republicans at the Music Hall
tonight. In the course of his speech he
"A grimly comic feature of the present
international conspiracy against America
and civilization )s the way ia which the
adherents of Aguioaldo in the Philippines,
ami his apologists here, pat one another
upon the back, and another striking feature
is the wild invective, the savage and in
coherent violence of the language em
ployed by these apostles of peace. Yet,
after all, it is but natural. They are re
peating the tactics of the copperheads' of
the Civil War. In 1SS3 the preachers of
the doctrine of cowardly peace were re
sponsible for the terrible and bloody out
breaks in New York which we know by
the name of 'draft riots In 1S05 these
same craven preachers of peace were re
sponsible for the murder of Abraham Lin
coln. Nowadays, their successors, who use
their exact language in denouncing our con
duct in the Philippines, have stained their
own souls with the blood of our soldiers
and of their Philippine foes.
' The other dav Ohio sent to New York
as a preacher of the new dispensation
Representative Lentz, a lit and worthy suc
cessor of Vallandlgham In his speech in
New York Lentz divided his time between
eulogizing Mr. Altgeld, the man who par
doned the Anarchist bomb-throwers, and
eulogizing Aguinaldo, whose success woulJ
mean and could only mean the slaughter
of American soldiers and the dishonor of
the American flag. He likened Aguinaldo
to Patrick Henry and called him one of the
heroes of the world, and he denounced the
war which we are canning on for the sup
pression of savagery as more brutal and
cowardly than that carried on by George
III against us. He took the position that
Aguinaldo was a hero for killing our sol
diers, but that if the slew him it would
bo murder.
"While Mr Lentz was thus preaching trea
son, Aguinaldo was sending over a message
which, only the other day, was published
He had evidently not heard of Mr Lentz,
but he had heard of some of the minor
heroes of the anti-expansion movement,
and he praised them in terms which, if
the men were capable of one thrill of
American feeling, would make them shud
der with horror at having won and de
served such commendation from an enemy
of their country Finally, with a simple
sincerity, which Aguinaldo's party allies
here would do well to imitate, the proc
lamation of the Philippine chief continues
in so many words to state that his hope
of successful resistance to the authority
ot the United States is baaed on the tri
umph of the Democratic party.
"Continuing, he says "Therefore we
must show our gratitude and maintain our
position more resolutely than ever. We
should pray to God that the great Demo
cratic part may win the next Presidential
election and imperialism fail in its mad at
tempt to subjugate us by force of arms.'
"In other words, Aguinaldo is fighting
for the Democratic party and the Demo
cratic party for him, the arms of his men
who shoot down our soldiers are nerved
by the aid and encouragement given them
by the anti-expansionists of the United
States and he continues the bloody war
in the Philippines because he hopes ulti
mate! to win through their assistance No
more burning indictment of the Democrat
ic party, under its present leadership, and
of the pieachers of treason who have taken
the lead in denouncing the course of the
United States, could be framed b any
American Bear in mind that this ar
raignment of the Democrac Is uncon
sciously given b their friend Aguinaldo,
the man who at the moment stands a3 the
tpical representative of savagery, the
tpical foe of civilization and of the Amer
ican people, and as the peculiar protege of
the men who in the United States in 1S9'1
are repeating the arguments of those who
in 1S61 to 1863 sought to bring us to rum. '
An Antl-Cxpanlonist tev erelj Criti
clscs President Mclvliilej
PHILADELPHIA, Oct 21 George Burn
ham, jr , one of the Vice Presidents of the
Philadelphia branch of the American
League, which was organized to act in con.
junction with the anti-expansionists, has
announced that "The object of the league is
to uphold certain ideas embodied in our
fundamental law which are now assailed.
That a government derives its just powers
from the consent of the governed is one of
these ideas, and we cannot welf impose oui
particular form of government upon a for
eign people by fire and sword without vio
lating this idea If providence made us
responsible for the Philippines, as Mr Mc
Kinle would have it, it would not have
been quite possible to accept this respon
sibility without trampling on our basic
principles of government The similar
problem presented in Cuba we have treated
in this raj The greater difficulty of the
task in the Philippines should not have de
terred us from handling it in the only
honest American wa) Surely, we have
nothing to be proud of in the results of the
mistaken policy actually pursued by the Ad
ministration." ATKINSON IN ANGER.
The iiti-Tjxpansionist Mah.es an
Inhibition ot Ills Temper.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21 Edward Atkinson,
the anti-expansionist, did not enjo his
breakfast at the Palmer House prior to hi3
departure for Boston at the conclusion of
the anti-expansion conference. Not be
cause of an lack of the bill of fare, but
because of an incident at the table. Op
posite Mr Vtkinson were seited a man and
his wife, who did not know him nor did
he know them Mr. Atkinson had ordered
his breakfast when a man approached and
began talking with the couple He spoke
in commendation of the woman who rose
in the meeting at Central Music Hall and
protested against the desecration of the
flag Mr Atkinson believed the conversa
tion was intended as a lebuke for him He
took issue with the man and the argument
became so heated that Mi Atkinson arose
from the table in anger All this time the
trio were ignorant of his identity and on
deied not a little at his vehemence and
asperit A few moments after the inno
cent cause of the altercation had left the
loom Mr Atkinson returned and exp'ained
wh he had spoken He then learned that
none of the three had known who he was
J. Speaeer Mehols Maj Have lleen
llohhi'il and Killed.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn , Oct 21 Since th
bod of J Spancer Nichols, of 49 Courtlaad
Street, was found under the dock at Port
Jefferson, th're has come to light evidence
I which points to foul pla
Mr Nichols was a man ot exemplary
habits, and when he disappeared last Mon
da he had with him about $50 He took
passage from here to Port Jefferson on the
steamer Nonawantuck When his body was
found under Bailey's dock there was only
11 cents in his pockets.
It is known that Mr Nichols waa in the
company of a stranger Monday night and
earl Tuesday morning Who the stranger
is it is not known, but an investigation !s
being made to determine his identity.
MWl TOUR Ifj 010
He Invades Seven Towns in Maytr
Jones' Territory.
The MemlHtr ICHtHHsiitm at ITroew
mont liepKblleHMM, I.Ike TphThuiI
Athlete, Turn Political Smi
MHiilts Jlr. Hkmhh'h TVKfit lle
trlnw iscorod by the Nebraska h.
SAXDUSro o . Oct. a. Wow Uiousanl
people greetefi the Bryan-McLean party
this morning ft Fremont. Mr. MeLee in
troduced Coffnel Bryan aa th
"The Republican party.
ryan, "has descended ttom
Lincoln to those of Mark
anna contends that m
bought the PbjRpptnes and hove a right to
kill the- inhalusnts because we own the
islands. It seekw as though the Republi
cans were a bodV of athletes trained to
turn somersaults althe command of the
leaders" Colonel Brsn said that after
the bimetallic commission had been,
spanked by England the Republicans
turned a flip-flap and said they never had
wanted bimetallism. William MeKin ey.
he said, denounced Grorer Cleveland for
placing money above the man. "Now the
people are asked to applaud Mr. McKhs
ley for the same thing," he said. "The
Republicans said some trusts were bad.
but they said, 'Look out or you'll harm
the good ones.' According to Mark Manna
there is a good trust which cofltribates
liberally to the campaign fund, hot the
bad trust is one that is stingy."
As the Bryan party left the train at Fre
mont there was a great commotion, caused
by a fight between a pickpocket and an
old man, whom be bad robbed. The vic
tim seized the thief, who struck him vi
ciously In the face. The crowd caught the
thief. Mrs. Bryan was in the thick of the
struggling crowd and calmer than anyone
else present She assisted in picking up
the papers which had fallen from the
pocketbook. At the courthouse Colonel
Bryan spied another pickpocket and pointed
him ouU- He was arrested.
The Bryan train stopped a few minutes
at Clyde, where Mr McLean made his
longest speech of the trip. Colonel Bryan
quoted Mr. Hanna's Cleveland speech, in
which he said ' Don't be afraid of trusts.
( If they exist the Republican party will
vane vaie tn UICKM
'Why," said Colonel Bryan, "the Repub
lican party is the worst trust of all the
trusts That speech of Mr. Hanna's is
gross plagiarism. It was taken from
Aesop's fables, where the foxes saM:
'Don't waste your time bttitdtag hen
houses; turn your chickens over to as;
we understand the chicken business.'
"Mark Hanna is almost a king," deehned
Colonel Bryan.
A rousing meeting waa held at ThH.
with 5,000 present. Good crowds were sioa
present at Upper Sandusky, Morton, and
Tonight an immense crowd was mi
dressed by Colonel Bryan at SaiidiMkyHCity
along his usual lines.
The gang of pickpockets that have In
fested the cities visited by Mr. Bryan and
party is still at work. At Flndlay, Okie,
this gang went through the big erowd, se
curing many dollars in cash add Jewelry.
George Graham was robbed of $89. Simp
son Harris and John Trone were relieved
of watches, and A J Fishery was robbed
of a pocketbook containing $100. The big
gest haul, however, was made this morn
ing at the Erie Station
The Brjan party had just departed on
their special train and as H K. McCIellan.
manager of the Vidette Woman's Orches
tra, which gave an entertainment here last
night, stepped from the regular train ho
was jostled by three men. A minute later
he found that his vest hail been unbuttoned
and his pocketbook containing $825 was
He Talks to the WorhliiKmen of
Nevvhnrsr. Ohio.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct 3L Senator
Hanna went out to Newburg tonight, ac
companied by several other speakers and
talked to the rolling mill men. The locality
is the centre of the Jones sentiment, and
the Senator was frequently interrupted by
cheers for Jones, which he tried to laugh
off. Senator Hanna confined his remarks
to national issues, declaring that they, and
they alone, were Involved In the present
State campaign. He dwelt on the pros
perity the country is now enjoying, saying
"I have reports from four different small
cities m the southern part of this State
Dayton, Springfield, Hamilton, and Sten
benville showing that the number of men
employed in the factories there was 1 1,056
m 1S96, and Is now 18,039 In 1S98 these
men were paid $470,83-1, and they are now
receiving $630,197. This is a gain of 40
per cent. I have reports from other cities
showing that where, in 1336. they were
paying $754,243 per month, they are now
paying $1,29S,S8S in the same inatitutions.
The gam in number of persons employed
in the works is 62 per cent. In answer to
a questioa that has been asked at me. I
will say that this prosperity ia due to the
present Administration. It is to your in
terest to support this Administration, and
I presume ou know it as well as I do.
I will ask the question Do you want a
change9 ' Yes, we want Jones," shouted
one man.
The Political Campaign Vpparently
OoIiik Cocliel's U'nj.
LEXINGTON, Ky . Oct. 2L This has
been a busy week in Kentucky politics.
Col. W J Bryan came here Tuesday aad
remained three days, making speeches ail
over the State. He did not defend the
action of the Louisville Democratic con
vention, which nominated Mr. Goebel. nor
did he defend Mr Goebel from any of the
charges which have been made against him.
He seemed only anxious to have the party
here harmonious Major P P. Johnston,
anti-Goebel candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor, says there are 40.000 Democrats in
Kentucky who will vote against Mr. Goebel
and that nearly all these will vote for the
Republican ticket Governor Bradley, by
his speech at Louisville Thursday night.
has not caused the disaffection within the
Republican ranks to disappear, and the
Goebel people say they are certain of vic
tory. Jutlgre Tar- In's Grievance.
COVINGTON, Ky , Oct 21 Considerable
comment has been caused by the manner
in which Judge James P Tarvin, who
nominated Goebel for Governor, was treat
ed on Wednesday night when Colonel Bry
an was here. Judge Tarvin had been
considered one of Colonel Bryan's closest
personal friends and when in Covington
Colonel Bryan had always gone to Judge
Tarvin s house On Wednesday night he
was not allowed on the stage where Colonel
Bryan spoke and was ignored in all the
arrangemems Judge Tarvin endeavored
to shake hands with Colonel Bryan as tie
tatter's carriage passed, bat did not gfc
the opportunity The anti-Goebelites ara
making much over the matter. They assert
that Colonel Bryan has deserted bis old
friends for those who, in 1836. were hi,
enemies and who accomplished his defeaft
rijnn' Ikslnes-i CoIIejje, StU anil I
BusiEt a, sh.tluu ! tiix-w.iting Cj i car
'?6 and 199
said Colonel m
the principles"
ultima. Mr H

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