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"Waite Forwards a Report of the
Blandslftagtc Engagement.
?A 1'erce Under KchithI French Mev
te AttaeU the Borrx Entrenched
in H Strong: Poxltion OiieHins: Hie
Ilatrlc With Artillery Fire, the
HBcmy Retire IIcfrc Hie Hrlii-h
Infantry A Brilliant Bayonet
Ckarxe L"i the Hilt tu the Burjchcr.s'
Cwi UnrkHos liHrts HuMiliteK
VHv OMetxl AevMHHt Killed and
"U"HHIet The tlweeM' Sympathy.
CAPB TOWN. Oct. 22. Yesterday, act
ing voder orders from Sir George White, a
seree voder Major General French, consist
ing of the Fifth Lancers, the Imperial
Light Horse, two field batteries. R and L,
itw MaiKi Field Artillorv th Ttovomihiro
Itegiment, half a battalion of the Manches- I
ter Regiment, and half a battalion of the
.Gordon Highlanders, moved out under or
ders to attack and carry the enemy's po
sition at Elandslaagte. General French
discovered the enemy to be of greater , stIon and agaJn took up U)e fight For a
sucasth than was expected, and in a po- j fu), faour th(jre yna a terrfic sustained
ton of great natural strength, strongly fire upon h!, jmd tho &QpQ whwe
oatreacfaed. The enemy commenced the the Boors wcre awaiting attack. It ls
action by artillery Are from an advanced Monderful Low tney withstood such an aw
poattton. Jailing back quickly, however, j fu, fire but they brought their Maxims
upon the advance of the Knglish troops in , to bear an! kept up a steady fire ajso. The
battle formation. The English artillery j BriUsh however, had splendid cover, of
played on the guns of the enemy, which j which they took lne fuilest advantage.
-were bravely defended. The Boer gunnsr j tj, never Lalled again unU1 they reached
were driven off several times, but returned 4 a ug shoulder, a third of the way up. Here
when the opportunity afforded and re- ( they rested under shelter until the final
opened their Are. Late in the afternoon j charge was ordered. Meanwhile the Hus
the English infantry pushed forward on sars had left camp, worked round the hill
the enemy's left and secured possession of ' and taken up a position ready to fall on
strong high ground, forcing the Boers to the Boers when they fled before the storm
jiettre. This involved a very long flank ( ing parties. .Mounted infantry were also
Movement The infantry also attacked
the enemy's right, which held a very
strong position, which was well defended
until a dank attack was made and the
wain position was carried with a rush,
though with heavy lose. The Boer camp,
with wagons and guns, was captured as
daylight, failed.
The battlefield was very rough and stony,
and with the enemy's resolute resistance
the victory was a fine feat of arms. There
were continued heavy rains during the en
gagement Among a considerable number
at Boer prisoners taken are General De
Kock and Commandant Schiel. General
lie Kock, who was a member of the exec
utive council of the Transvaal, has since
died from the effects of a wound. Colonel
Schiel was formerly an officer in the Ger
man army.
The Flank Atiapkv.
The Gordon Highlanders, the Manchester
regiment, and the Imperial Light Horse
made the flank attacks, while the Devon
shire regiment attacked in front The
Orange Free State Commandos were cou
ceatrating near Ladysmith in large fotce,
and this Mow at one of the enemy's main
farces was most important. Despatches
from Glencoe camp state that the main
Barthern column of Boers under Com
mandant General Joubert made an attack
Saturday on the British under General Yu
lee, who occupied a good entrenched po
sfcftsa. Advices received yesterday from Ximber
ley were to the effect that on Monday last
Its 'Boers were investing Harries' Farm,
sine miles from Kimberley. Only a local
itfie earns of 100 men were available for
the defence of the place. The wires to
Khaboriey were then open and a despatch
was sent asking for instructions. A leply
wu received stating that Kimberley was
surrounded and that it was impossible to
sead help. It was advised that the de
fenders fight to the last The captain of
the tine corps, in order to avoid waste of
life In an impossible struggle, resolved to
narrender. Nothing further is known con
cerning the fate of the place as the rider
-Mho brought the news left Just as the
telegram was received from Kimberley.
A despatch from General White, dated
yesterday, states that he has almost Joined
with the Glencoe camp- He has
Che railway beyond Waschbank. It
looks as though Commandant Viljoen 's
miasm was thus caught between two fires.
ILater despatches, however, state that Gen
eral Joubert is renewing the attack on
Bteacoc. which puts the latter between
Geaeral White and Commandant Virjoen.
SUtrmlKk Near MafeUltigr.
Am osacJal despatch from Mafeking. dated
October 13, says: "A fight took place today
a mile outside the city. We bad an armor
el train, a detachment of police, and two
anaadroas of cavalry. We lost two killed
aad fifteen wounded. Spies state that the
liners tost fifty-three killed and many
This is probably an exaggera-
A letter from Ladysmith says that one
of the Gordon Highlanders says that the
battle of Dargai was child's play com
pared with the fighting at Elandslaagte.
The Boers must have lost 400 killed. A
tonrteen-year-oid bugler belonging to the
rata Lancers, shot three Boers with a re
volver. He was carried round the camp
when the troops returned. Everybody tes.
tides to the splendid fighting and stub
born bravery of the Boers. They were sur
mised by the good shooting of the Eng
Hahssea. Describing the bayonet charge at
C:1S. when the artillery had ceased firing,
the writer says that the Devonshire reg-
de a superb dash against the
body of the Boers in face of a with-
erfac fire. They were twice checked and
the advance quivered for a moment Then,
-with a ringing, roaring cheer, the regi-
hurled itself on the enemy like an av-
It swept over the Kcpes, bayon
eting the broken enemy in all directions.
The Seen were overwhelmed and as
taaaded. They paused, and then retreated,
astd later raised a white flag and surrender
ed. Two or three hundred broke and ran.
flw Fifth Lancers pursued and charged
I1trtit SltMt at CIhmi.
The first incident of the battle of Glencoe
mmnmi at 4 o'clock is the morning, when
jlhtfaraati exchanged a tew shots two sattet
uatiilt the easap. which all night had been
waasal vtve. At : the Beers fired
tsst opening shot treat a battery an the
to; fell in Dttadee. but I4 nc
damage. Then all the Boer guns got to
work. Shell after shell whizzed into the
camp and town. The range at first was
good, but none of the shells burst, and no
one was injured. The British, meanwhile,
stood to arms or lay prone on the ground.
At 5:40 the British battery opened fire and
planted shell after shell among the Boers
Each exploded to perfection and wrought
havoc The Boers' range and aim steadily
became worse. The artillery fight was most
unequal. The Thirteenth, Sixteenth, and
Sixty-seventh field batteries have no su
periors in the British army. The range nt
first was 5,(MK) yards, yet scarcely a shot
failed to reach the top of the hill. A ma
jority burst right on the mark, and the
best-discipiined troops in the world would
have been tried to the utmost to withstand
such a lire. At 6:15 several of the Boer
guns had been silenced, either put out of
action or deserted. In another hlf-hour all
were silent The Boers could be seen mov
ing over the crest of the hill, but a majoritj
remained protecting the probable lines of
J assault.
i General Symons now ordered the infantry
to advance. The King's Royal Riiles and
I the Dublin Fusileers took the lead. Mean-
hileth.?re,.was a tDge lu,!,in battle.
i The British covered two miles of broken
. ground and then rested for five minutes
on a foothill. They then started on the
J stiff ascent The Thirteenth and Sixty-
! ninth batteries wpro mnv'wl in n now nn-
hidden in a plantation on the Boers' right.
ready to fall on retreaters on that side.
The Crucial Moment.
Then came the critical moment on the
hill. The artillery ceased, the charge
sounded and the infantry fired two vol
leys. Then, with wild battle cries, the
intrepid Irishmen found vent for the pent
up emotion and energy in an irresistible
rush and swinging charge right into the
enemy, without check or halt. For fifteen
minutes there was bloody work at short
range and then at close quarters. There
was gallant work on both sides. Scores
of British fell within 200 yards of the
enemy. Then the Boers broke and fled
! disorderly, closely pursued by the infantry
and mounted infantry. As they stampeded
down the hill they found to their dismay
that the Hussars had forestalled them.
The Hussars captured many horses and
stampeded the rest. They delivered a fusil
lade and the Boers swerved. Some surren
dered there and others made for Hattings
pruit and others for Landsman's Drift, all
closely pursued by the cavalry and a field
battery. The cavalry charged repeatedly
with desperate ferocity. Many Boers final
ly flung away their arms, making no at
tempt to fight or escape. Many fled two
on a horse. The artillery and cavalry re
turned after dark. The pursuit was con
ducted through a very heavy rain. The
Boer loss must have been over 1,000, but
they were scattered over such a wide area
that it Ss difficult to compute with accu
racy. General "White's Despatch.
The following despatch from Gen. Sir
George Stewart White, commanding the
British forces in Natal, has been forward
ed to the War Office in London:
"There was an action at Elandslaagte
yesterday. The troops engaged were:
Cavalry, the Fifth Lancers, one squadron
of the Fifth Dragoons, the Imperial Light
Horse, and two squadrons of the Natal
Carbiniers. Artillery, the Twenty-first
and Forty-second field batteries, and the
Natal Field Battery; infantry, the Devon
shire Regiment, half a battalion of the
Gordon Highlanders, and half a batta'ioa
of the Manchester Itegiment. The whole
force was under General French. Colonel
Hamilton commanded the infantry. I wag
present in person from 3:30 to 6:30 p. m.,
but did not assume the direction of the
fight, leaving it entirely in the hands of
General French. Though there was desul
tory fighting earlier in the day, while re
enforcemetits were arriving from Lady
smith, the real action did not begin until
"The Boers then held a position of ex
ceptional strength in the rocky hills a
mile and a half southeast of Elandslaagte
station. At 3:30 our guns took position
4,100 .yards from the enemy, whose guns
immediately opened fire. This was gener
ally well directed, but hit somewhat high.
Contrary to previous experience, their
shells burst well. The Imperial Light
Horse moved toward the enemy's left and
two squadrons of lancers toward their
right. During the artillery duel mounted
Boers pushed out and then their left en
gaged the Imperial Light Horse. In a few
minutes the Boer guns ceased and our ar
tillery was turned on the mounted burgh
ers opposed to the Imperial Light Horse,
which immediately fell back.
"After the artillery preparations the In
fantry advanced to the attack, supported
by the guns in the second division. The
Devonshire regiment held the enemy in
front w'hile the Manchester regiment and
the Gordon Highlanders turned his left.
The Boer guns, though often temporarily
silenced, invariably opened fire on the
slightest opportunity aud were served with
great courage. After a severe fight the
infantry carried the position at ti:30, the
enemy standing his ground to the last
with great courage and tenacity. The
Fifth Lancers and the Fifth Dragoons
chaigtd through the retreating Boers three
times in the dark and did considerable
execution. We captured the Boer camps,
with tents, wagons, horses, and two guns.
I.Oh-teM 11 Itnttle.
"The Boer losses were very considerable,
including a number of wounded and un
wounded prisoners. Among the former art
General De Kecke and Piet Joubert, a
nephew of Commandant General Joubert
One goods train for the Glencoe camp and
nine Knglish prisoners were recovered.
"Our loss. I regret to say. was heavy
Roughly estimated, it is computed to have
bora Mv killed and wounded. The collection
of the wounded over a large area in the dark
Do jou liti) lumber i
1 i., L .; . "i iiU 1 arc.
and the making of arrangements to send
them here have hitherto occupied our time
and attention, but n full list is being pre
pared. Our own and the enemy's wounded
are being brought here on a train. Be
sides Boers, many of the enemy consisted
of Germans, Hollanders, and mixed nation
alities. The behavior of the troops, im
perial and colonial, was admirable.
LADYSMITH, Oct. 22. The Boers are
shelling the town of Dundee at long range.
Their fire is ineffective.
LONDON, Oct. 22. The Queen has sent
the following message from Balmoral to
the Marquis of Lansdowne, Secretary ot
State for "War:
liy lieart is bleeding because of those dreadful
losses again today. We haic won a great suc
cess, but I fear it will be very dearly bought
Would jou try to comey my warmest heartfelt
sympathy to the near relations of the fallci and
v.oumied, and my admiration of the conduct
of those they Ime lost.
In response to an appeal rom the Duke
of Cambridge, formerly commander in chief
of the British forces, the lord mayor of
London will open a fund for the benefit of
the widows and orphans of tboee killed in
, South Africa and also for the relief of the
sick and wounded.
William Waldorf Astor has contributed
o,000 to the Windsor Red Cross fund.
Vi.z.iiK Feature of That ISiikrkc
uieut Explained.
LONDON, Oct. 22. Much that was puz
zling concerning Friday's battle at Glen
coe is now explained and light is es
pecially thrown on the reasons why the
Boers, with such' an army in that district,
apparently had only about 4,000 men en
gaged. Their plan was really devised with
! considerable skill. It contemplated a sim
ultaneous attack on Glencoe by three dif-
I ferent columns aggregating 9,000 burghers.
' The first column, under General Erasmus,
I left the great Boer camp on the Inghagane
I River and halted at Hattingspruit on the
1 main road between Baunhausen and Glen
coe, on Thursday. The second column,
which was the largest and most powerful,
was commanded by Gen. Lucas Meyer.
This column made a long detour and took
up a position on Smith's Hill, command
ing Glencoe camp. The third column, con
sisting chiefly of Free State burghers, un
der Commandant Viljoen, marched from
Waschbank, on the railway, south to Glen
coe. This last column destroyed railway
and telegraphic communication between
Glencoe and Ladysmith.
General Joubert's instructions were that
General Erasmus should lure the whole
British force on the northern road toward
Hattingspruit. While the British were en
gaged in the apparently easy task of de
stroying General Erasmus"' forces, Viljoen
and Meyer would attack their Hank and
rear and annihilate them. General Sy
mons foresaw what was intended, and took
measures accordingly. The plan of the
Boers failed, however. They lost tele
graphic touch between the three columns,
which proceeded regardless of time, with
the result that General Meyer precipitated
nattle before the column from Hat
tingspruit was even in striking distance,
while Commandant Viljoen was a long
way south. Thus Meyer's 4,000 men, with
six guns, bore the chief brunt of the bat
tle. With the other Boer columns in view,
only half of General Symons' 4,000 men at
tacked the hill, the remainder being in po
sition behind the camp watching events.
After two and a half hours' firiitini.'. ad
vanced detachments of the Hattingspruit j
column were seen lining the hill west of j
the camp. A battery behind the camp !
opened fire, and made good practice, scat
tering the Boers. Thus the Hattingspruit
column really did not get into the action, :
except as it was fired upon by the artillery
and later when it came in contact with the
Hussars and mounted infantry, who were
pursuing General Meyer's column as the
Boers fled from the hill.
I'rcHh Comment in Loudon on Glen
coe and ElniidcIaaKtc.
LONDON, Oct. 23. The press comments
on tho battles of Glencoe and Elandslaagte
are congratulatory and triumphant, but the
extent of the British losses has deeply im
pressed all the newspapers. They pay a
tribute to the courage of the Boers and do
not entertain the idea that two victories
will anything like end the war.
The "Daily News" says: "Having chased
4,000 out of the 20,000 Boers In Natal it
would be folly to supposed that we have
relieved Kimberley and Mafeking, con
quered the Orange Free State and the
Transvaal or dictated peace. The natives
are threatening a resort to arms. An army
corps must go and it will have ample work
still to do."
The "Times" says that the British have
destroyed the Boer's plan of campaign and
rendered its further prosecution on its
original lines hopeless. With reference to
the courage of the Boers it says: "They
stood their ground to the last with a cour
age and tenacity that deserve high praise
when their previous training and the na
ture of the ordeal is borne in mind. They
were exposed -to a modern artillery fire,
and the attack of disciplined troops Jidmir
ably led. Hour after hour they stood the
test like men. We never doubted their
The "Standard" says: "The moral ef
fect of the battle will go far beyond South
Africa. Foreign cities will no longer be
able to indulge in their favorite gibe that
the English can only fight Africans and
Asiatics and are no good against whites."
Fifteen Reported at Key AVe.st and
Five at Jnek.soii.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 22. Key
Wrest reports fifteen new cases of yellow
fever today and one death. Dr. Porter's
report from Miami ls not ready, but the
diagnosis made by Dr. Horsey, as to tho
one death being from yellow fever, has
been confirmed. No other cases have dsvel
oped there, but quarantine is being strict
ly maintained.
JACKSON. Miss., Oct 22. Five new
cases of yellow fever were reported to the
State Board of Health today. Mrs. Henry
Bailey and Allen Stockton, stenographeis
for the Stale Board of Health, are two of
the victims.
A Wo in a 11 '. IJodj In a Sunken nnrj;.
NEW YORK. Oct. 22. It is believe! that
in the cabin or a sunken barge in the East
River, near North Third Street, Wi liams
burg, there is a human body. When the
I vessel sank a week ago yesterday, after
having been in a collision, there was at
least one person on board. The roof of
the cabin at low tide is three feet below
the water. Nobody since the boat went
down has called to claim her or to give aiy
information about her. Some men ot Fri
day evening and again jester day under
took to find out what was in the c;bln, bjt
the entrance to it was se-urely fastened.
A man put bis hand through a side win
dow and caught hold of what might be a
woman's dress. He was unable to detach
it from some object. As near as it could
be made out. the name of the boat was
Ranjcand. She hailed from Pe.th Amboy.
ItedutM ioHh
In twdwrtn and lihrjrj furniture. W. B. MuMft
A Nn-. K utiK't, mi m 1 llih
Lieut Col. Guy Howard
Anion": the Killed.
iA Hot Encasement Between the
Amerlenns and IntfnrKrentH The
Onslsi UK'it n Parting SnrpriMe to
the Yankee Ttuojih Great ilmvery
011 the l'art of Ofttcers and 3Icn.
MANILA, Oct. 22,TBe insurgents yes
terday made a fierce attack on Ocranla,
and a hot engagement ensued until the re
pulse of the rebels by repeated rallies from
the American lints. -Thja aftack was sud
denly made, finding our foreo3 in a meas
ure unprepared, but the battle order was !
quickly formed and the- onslaught of the j
enemy received without a, quaver of the'
line. The Americana, took aim deliberately
and fired coolly with perceptible effect Of
ficers and men behaved wfth great cour- i
age and bravery, finally driving off tho !
insurgents with heavy losses. Among
those reported killed is Lieutenant Colonel j
Howard. Ocrania is about midway be- j
tween Arayat and Cabiao.
Advices have been received here stating
that a battle has occurred between the
rebels and the Americans in the Island
of Negroa, and that Lieut. Hayden Grubbs,
of the Sixth Infantry, was among tho
killed on the American side. Lieutenant
Grubbs was a Kentuckian, only twenty
six years of age, and had served with dis
tinction in Cuba.
The Rio Grande is rapidly shallowing,
and this delays transportation. Most of
tho gunboats are compelled to stop at
Candaba. Engineers are building a ferry
at Cabiao. A company of the Thirty-fourth
Regiment has been organized as scouts,
and will be added to the two companies
o Macabebes, who are acting In that ca
pacity. Lieutenant Ferguson, of the Thirty-sixth
Infantry and twenty men, while scouting
yesterday, had two fights with the insur
gents near Labao. Six of the enemy were
killed and eight captured with ten rifles.
The Americans suffered no loss.
Gen. O. O. Howard Hears of Hi'
Suii'k Dentil.
BURLINGTON, Vt Oct 22 Gen. 0. 0
Howard received a telegram this afternoon I
from John M. Woolworth, of Omaha, an
nouncing that General Howard's eldest
son, Lieut. Col. Guy Howard, was killed
in action on Saturday in the Philippines.
The news was cabled to Mr. Woolworth,
Colonel Howard's father-in-law, by As
sistant Adjutant Edwards, of General Law
ton's staff. Colonel Howard entered serv
ice by direct appointment on the recom
mendation of General Sherman in 1876.
He had, therefore, been in the Army twen-ty-threo
years. He served as lieutenant
in the Twelfth Infantry ?t different posts,
and was adjutant of his regiment.
He served on Gen. O. 0. Howard's staff.
He was in battle in theNez Perces war of
1S77, and in several battles with his father.
He was promoted to a captaincy on the
staff of the Quartermaihcrlt Department
about nine years ago. Ht s&wed in the
Quartermaster's Department in the war
with Spain, and was promoted to a lieu
tenant colonel in the volunteer army, and
was afterward ordered to Manila. Colonel
Howard became General Lawton's chief
quartermaster. He organized the transpor
tation of Lawton's advance. The last let
ter received by General Howard from his
son came about four days ago in which he
spoke of his work and good health.
OMAHA. Oct. 22. Guy Howard, son of
Gen. 0. 0. Howard, was killed yesterday
on the firing line in the Philippines. A
private cablegram to bis wife here to
day announced the sad news. Guy Howard
was a general favorite here where he was
well known in social circles. He married
the daughter of Judge Woolworth, of
Omaha. Mrs. Howard is now visiting her
parents here. She is Confined to her bed
as a result of the sad intelligence.
New I'nloiiH Kormcil in the Lower
Anthracite Region.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Oct. 22. The lower an
thracite region district of the United Mine
Workers of America was organized in
Mount Carmel last night. One hundred and
six delegates, representing 20,000 miners
of Northumberland, Schuylkill, Columbia,
and Dauphin counties, being present. John
Fahy, of Pottsville, was elected president
for the ensuing year and a resolution was
adopted advocating strikes only as a last
Preliminary I'lan.s for the Structure
Have Ueen Completed.
NEW YORK, Oct 22. Preliminary plans
for the new East River bridge which is
to cross Blackwell's Island, about oppo
site East Seventieth Street, have been
made by Chief Engineer Probasco and
Engineer Buck.
The bridge will be more than one and
a half miles in length. There will be
three enormous cantilever spans, and the
width of the structure will be more than
100 feet. The height of the towers above
low-water mark will be about 350 feet.
From the terminal in New York city the
bridge will extend over a series of arches
to the East River front Then a canti
lever span of 1,050 feet will be built. Next
comes a cantilever span of COO feet across
Blackwell's Island, aud a 900-foot span
across Hell Gate.
The new bridge will accommodate two
railroads, two double trolley tracks, paths
for bicycle riders, paths for foot passen
gers, two roadways for heavy teams, and
roadways for lighter vehicles.
It will be constructed of iron and steel,
and the height of the roadway above the
pier line will be 122 feet, with an in
creasing elevation of 135 feet. The founda
tions will be of concrete and stone.
The approach to the bridge on the lxng
Island City side will be built over the
marshes 3,000 feet. Tills will be the long
est approach to any bridge in the world.
The estimated cost of the bridge is 95.
740.000. If the t-onstruction s begun sim
ultaneously at both ends it can easily be
finished within two years.
An Alleged Korxer Held 1h GerNMtay.
NEW YORK, Oct. 22. Isoe tor John
D. King, of the postofitee iwpe-tors' bu
reau. receHed a despatch yesterday front
Inspectors Ashs and Weer, who went
to Germany to bring H. Oe Sehtemang
bark to this country. The deapafl states
that the German Government prerers ex
traditing De Schiemaagk after trial (pr a.
burglary commltied the: The despatch
has been referred to Washing'oi. D
Scblemangk Is wanted here on a coarse of
forgirg two money order rer-eh ed for uni
forms from Dr H. P. lwandowtki. of 17
West Eighth Street while the latt r wa,
organizing a company fof so vice in Cuba.
He vu ornpted and released 'n $2 500 bail
whuh was i'fterwaid finfe.ted.
Will you liny Hoards?
I t Ua- f . "-1 , ,it I- 1 ') ( '
The Crew Saved by the A.s.itstaiiec
of the l'hilntlelphian.
BOSTON, Oct. 22. Reports of the sink
ing of the bark Iodene, bound from Ivigtut,
Greenland, to Philadelphia, reached here
today, upon the arrival of the steamer
Phlladolphian, of tho Leyland Line, which
rescued the crew and passengers. The Io
dene left Ivigtut on October 4, and had
good weather up to October 16. when it en
countered a terrible gale, which developed
into a hurricane. On the morning of that
day two of the crew, John Petersen and
Louis Thomson, of Sweden, were swept
ovfi board and lost. During the storm, in
which the vessel sprang a leak aft, the
water pored In fast, and for forty-eight
hours the entire orew of nine men, together
with four Danes, who were working their
passage to Philadelphia, were kept at the
pumps continually. The Phlladelphian,
Captain McCullam, sighted the bark on the
morning of October IS. The Iodene was
flying a distress signal, which was imme
diately answered by Captain McCullam,
who sent boats to the rescue. The storm
had abated at this time, and the transfer
ring ot the crew to the Phlladelphian was
made an easy matter. The crew were nearly
exhausted. The Iodene sank just as the
Philadelphian got under way again. Vessel
and cargo were worth ?150,000.
No Explanation of the Cause of the
Rockland Lake Accident.
NYACK, N. Y., Oct 22. The death list
of victims at tho explosion of the stone
crushing works of Foss & Conklin, Rock
land Lake, which occurred Friday at noon.
Is growing. The dead of yesterday and last
night numbered six, and one more died
today, making the whole number of dead
seven. The dead aro Frank Sublitskie,
forty years old, unmarried; John Harrie
kell, thirty-five years old, unmarried;
Hugh McCue, thirty-two years old, leaves
a wife and five children at Rockland Lake;
John Kubinuts, unmarried; John Somolone,
a wife and three children; Mike Cornoric,
a wife and two children, and John Sero
uick, a wife and five children.
The injured still alive are John Kublcka,
who may die, and Marrin Jurkmich, who
may also die. The cause of the explosion
will probably never be explained, as nearly
all the witnesses are dead. No dynamite
was known to be in the shanty which was
blown up, as care was always used to keep
tho building clear of explosives. It Is be
lieved that one of the men must have
taken some black powder Into the house,
which became Ignited. Dr. Virginia M.
Davies, of Congers, assisted by Father J.
A. Nagelisen, worked nearly two hours
with the injured victims before tho arrival
of six other doctors from Nyaclc and Hav
Disintegration of the Squadron
AVhen He Tukes Command.
NEWr YORK, Oct. 22. Rear Admiral
Norman II. Farquhar has come into empty
honors. The ink is hardly dry on the of
ficial orders designating him as the "com
mander in chief of the United States na
val forces on the North Atlantic Squadron"
before the ships which would, in the ordi
nary course of events, make up the squad-
peii;- are ordered away to the Philippines, 1
Admiral Farquhar made a splendid record
during the Civil War as a "youngster," and
now that he is rounding out his career,
naturally expects something more substan
tial than the empty honcr he is receiving.
As long as Rear Admiral Sampson was in
command of the squadron a fairly respect
able showing was kept up, but with the
hauling down of the flag of that officer
there has come these changes:
Armored cruiser Brooklyn, detached and ordered
to the Asiatic station, sailed from llamptuu Itoads
on October 17 for Manila.
Protected cruiner New Orleans, detached ami
ordered to the Asiatic station; now en route
to Manila.
Unnboat Nashville, detached and ordered to the
Asiatic nation; sailed from San Juan de I'orto
llieo on October II for Manila.
Gunboat Marietta, detached and ordered to the
Asiatic station; sailed from Hampton Hoads on
Ootolter 19. to fit out for the vojajre.
Uunboat Machias, detached and ordered to the
Asiatic station; arrived Boston navy jard on
October 11), to fit out for the voyage.
Unnboat Bancroft, ordered to the Asiatic sta
tion; fitting out at the llfwton navy jard.
.uihary gunboat Scorpion, ordered to Norfolk
navy yard to fit out for service on Asiatic sta
tion. Battleship Indiana, ordered to the Brooklyn
navy jard for suney and repairs.
Armored cruieer Netf York, and battleship
Mas&achui'ett", ordered to proceed to sea for the
purpose of conducting tests of the Marconi sys
trtn of wirclesj teleKraphy.
Battleship Texas, ordered to Norfolk navy yard
for repairs.
As will be seen, there will be but two
ships left available for cruising the New
York, which will continue as the flagship,
and the Massachusetts nnd their time is
to be taken up in scientific experiments
in going over the same tests that have
already been made in the British navy.
Nor Is there prospect of any addition to
this force until February next, when, it
is possible, the new battleship Kearsarge
may be placed In commission.
There will be no squadron maneuvres
this winter, nor will it be possible to carry
out the usual plan of squadron cruising in
the AVest Indies during the "Winter months.
There is talk of the squadron (if two ves
sels can be so designated) taking part
next summer in exercises at Newport in
connection with the Naval War College.
The Indiana's return to the squadro.t Is
apt to be long delayed. Of the other war
ships now nt Atlantic coast navy yards,
the Chicago Is under oiders to fit out for
service in South American waters; the
Amphitrite, Annapolis, and Vicksburg are
employed in the training srrv.'cs; the San
Francisco. Atlanta, Olympla, Raleigh. Cin
cinnati, Puritan, Terror. Miantonomoh,
Columbia. Minneapolis, aud Katahdin are
out of commission and under repair; and
the Dolphin and Slyph are at Washington
for the use of the President and the mem
bers of his Cabinet.
The Dolphin will go to the Caribbean
this winter to make some surveys. Thai
gunboat Vixen is being kept on the Mos
quito Coast to guard American Interests
there, and the Detroit is stationed In Ven
ezuuelan waters because of tie revolution
in progress In that country.
The naval force on the Attaattc has been
steaJIIy depleted because of the continuaaee
of the Insurrection in the PaUtpptaes. and
this condition of things will rontisue until
all vestige of resistance to American rule is
the East is stomped out
And so, while the greatett lUet of war
ship la number of vessels, si ! -that
ever sssemMvd under tb ;ars sod Strtp
con t trues to patrol the PhiH,.piB(. Rear
Admiral Farquhar, "Cmmander-lB-riiif
of the roiled 3tatF Naval Purr on the
North Atlantic Station," will float hit tu
ataried flag our a coram nd that lacks one
veasrl of ih:- aumbes rcqutstt? to cntUK
It to be designated as a etiuadron.
I.I HM CTMMI KotMwtttI!.
TACOMA, Wash.. Oct. 22. -Mail advices
from Tientsin, via Pekin. announce the re
instatement of Li Hung Chang to the
Vireroyship. This appo.ntment may have
an important effect upon the rolitical fu
ture of Chins.
Plyiin'K HuxInehM Colleuc. Mh and IC.
Buiniss, aborilumd. tp -itins 113 a iear.
Hue j our list llprnreil Ion
., -lit., 11. il v i .. Lin ului N "i ..e.
A Flcht in Arizona Itesults Fatally
to Five Men.
EL PASO. Tex., Oct 22. War between
the American and Mexican residents broke
out again this afternoon at Naco, Aria.
Naco lies partly in Mexico and partly In
the United State, and has a mixed popu
lation. Bad blood has existed between the
Americans and Mexican omcials since the
recent disturbance wherein a party of cow
boys rescued one of their number from the
fell serosa the border.
Just as a baseball excursion from Bisbee
was about to leave Naco, Mexico, a flght
started between Mexican guards and Amer
ican cowboys and as a re3uk four Mexican
guards were. killed and one seriously
wounded. An American named Ryan was
instantly killed and a Bisbee miner was
shot through the leg. The flght resulted
from a row on the Mexican side of the
line between Americans and Mexicans. The
guards attempted to arrest the Americans,
who retreated toward the line. Just be
fore they reached the line the guards
opened fire, which was promptly returned.
A battle occurred, lasting fully fifteen
minutes. Over fifty shots were exchanged.
Cowboys from this side rushed to the aid
of their friends, and opened lire serosa the
line. Dan Burgess, a bystander, was shot
in the leg, and Ryan, a freighter, was rid
dled with bullets. Montgomery, who was
with Ryan, Is missing. One cowboy, Joe
Rhodes, was arrested and jailed on the
Mexican side of the line. Excitement is
intense, and a posse is forming to rescue
Another of the Gnmhrcll Murderer
Killed ly a 2Ioh.
ST. LOUIS, Oct 22. The burning at the
stake of Joe Leflore Thursday morning lot
the murder of the Gambrell family at St
Anne, Miss., was followed late Friday night
by the capture of John Oliver Gray, impli
cated in the crime by Leflore. Gray con
fessed his guilt, and was hanged and shot
by his captors. Five hundred armed men
of Lake county. Miss., are In pursuit of the
other members of the band which mur
dered Mrs. Gambrell and her four children.
Two negroes were arrested yesterday In
Yazoo City, who had in their possession
gold cola identified bv Mr. nmhrn
part of the money taken from his home the
day of the tragedy.
Bob Smith, the negro rescued from the
stake after bis legs from the knees down
had been burned to a cris$i, Is still alive,
but cannot survive.
In his confession before being strung up
Gray said that Mrs. Gambrell was brainel
with an axe. while offering resistance; that
her two daughters were similarly dispose J
of, and that Maywood, a lad of twelve
years, was knocked senseless. The baby
boy three years old was killed by one of
the men taking him by the heels and dash
ing his head against the floor. Then the
five bodies, securely bound, were piled in
the centre of the room, saturated with oil.
and the house was fired. Negroes are co
operating with whites in the endeavor to
bring to justice the murderers.
IJi;? Four Trainmen and Operators
Prepare to Co Out.
CINCINNATI. Oct. 22.-The outlook for a
satisfactory settlement between the "Big
Four" and its telegraphers is not bright
The men are said to have voted- unani
mously to hold out. A despatch from An
derson, Ind., says:
A committee of "Big Four" trainmen and
operators was in conference here on the
question of a strike at noon. They con
ferred with the chairman of the federated
organization at Indianapolis, ami were ad
vised that a strike will probably be declared
next week. Conductors, brakemen. firemen,
and operators will go out on Wednesday
over the entire system of the "Big Four"
If no increase in wages is secured before.
They say their committee could get n
consideration from General Manager Schalf
at Cincinnati. Operators Fahnstock and
McCuIIough were discharged without a
statement of the reason here today. AH
wire communication of the men is being
conducted by telephone. They say some
telegraph operators are acting as spies
along the "Big Four" lines.
The Thirteenth Infantry In ftnarters
at .Manila.
MANILA, Oct. 22. The Thirteenth In
fantry, Colonel Gardner commanding,
which arrived here yesterday from San
Francisco on the transport Sherman, was
landed today and took up quarters at Ma
late. A battalion of the Nineteenth Infantry
will sail tomorrow for Hollo to join the
rest of the regiment, which is stationed in
that city.
Colonel Thompson, with a signal outfit,
will join General Lawton tomorrow. He
will connect the troops engaged in lhe
operations in the north with their base at
San Isidro.
Harly Morning Fire "With K.stl-
maieil Damage of LNM.OOO.
NEW YORK, Oct. 233 a. m. The five
and six-story building at 390 Broad
way was discovered to be on fire
at 1:30 this morning. The blase be
gan in the rear of the basement,
which was occupied by Selchow A Rlchter.
dealers in toys and games, who also occu
pied the ground floor. Above them were
D. W. Shoyer ft Co.. knit goods. The rest
of the building was occupied by M. R.
Schoening. a dealer in musical instruments.
Before the Ore was extinguished it did a
damage estimated at I2OV.M0.
KHekHfr MoKe Kits Kin WMms
people of this city ?re given a great shoes
yesterday. when it made kaomn that
Buckner MeKee. a prossiBrat trntrntr of this
county, had shot asd killed Mr. John M.
Wlteee a widow of tats place, aad the
emsalttd icida by hie teg out hi owe
brains. The stti, of t double tragedy
s by the ftlde of tb rounty road, a tsn
miles from this place MKe and strs
Wilson wore imag together yes
terday aft rawis an ! h hiuilag a evi
dently dose is e jrday evening. The
roan had b-t pias a-tention to Mrs
Wil-oii or a fr Tht coo5r rendered
s verdu; tf mur!r unl -utcide.
V auaejt H .
PARIS. Oct 22. PriJe Ouroussoff. the
Russian AmDuMAdor. IH give a banquet
In honor of Count Muravieff, Radian
Minister of Foreign Affairs, who U now
in this city. The French Ministers, the
Russian Princes, who are now in Paris,
.ind the former Ambassadors of Prance to
Russia, will be present
In bedroom and library furniture.
o. un-. F sirut. uriier lltli
W . B. tfMCS
A Trinroplial Mart h Int tile Capital
at tbe Head ef His Amy,
The CoH()iiPrr Taken rwwiN et
tho I'reoiilent'i OtHefnl loiljrn(e
Great lEHttRlRm Ahjr the LI Be
of March RetlriscHez Twrivt Over
the Control of Affnlrs The Irlevola
fIoary LalerN IttteHtton to Wrw
a Stronjc GeveraiHeHt AHlrlc-
A (I'm in lit rati en HatteHlir mt
tion f the Liberal TMe l)vi
ed OMuiHl'.H limn t KMMU.
CARACAS. Oct 25. Geo. Cfpriano Cas
tro, the successful rtToratiooary loader,
made a triumphal entry into this chy to
day and took possession of the Te.w
House, the official residence of tho Presi
dent. Geaeral Castro rode at tho head of
the conquering army, and much ntlmatasm
was displayed as they canto into Ike city.
Tonight there was a display of grower fca
in honor of the success of the revolution.
Provisional President Rodrlgues aad his
Cabinet, which was appointed today, will
at once turn over the control ot affairs to
General Castro.
In an Interview General Castro declared
that the acts of the deposed President,
Secor Andrade. proved that he was Incap
able of administering the affairs, oft tho
Government His adminhitvkMA was
causing general mitt and hMnfl' tsfi
dissolution of the Liberal party, jjfenersl
Castro added that it was his iiiliiilplt to
use the beat elements of the counR ir
respective of party, in forming a CabfassV
He solemnly promise4 to form a strong
The troops are la excellent eoaditioa.
No atrocities have been committed.
Former President Andrade has written
a letter to General Matos, former y Minis
ter of Finance, advising him that ho will
go to the West Indies, and declaring that
he will return with warships and setd&rs
to overthrow General Castro.
Law.t Apraln.st Rcllsrloits Rtlie.H to Be
Ifinforeed in Frauee.
PARIS. Oct 22. M. Mi lerantt the Min
ister of Commerce, and M. Baudin. tho
Minister of Public Works, the Socialist
members of the Cabinet, made sp.ecbes at
Ivry today, in which they declared that the
Government was determined to plotted en
ergetically to enforce the laws against re
ligious congregations, especially the Jes
uits. M. Baudin was particularly violent
in his denunciations ot the eoagregatlona,
declaring that they were at tho bottom of
the Royaiiat conspiracy, and that they wero
a veritable danger to the maintenance of
the Republic.
JajiXHesc Troops IWta; Attacked at
ttvery AvaMaMw rtftntv
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 22. Fornsown
rebels are attacking the Japanese troops
at every available point, according to mail
advices from Yokohama. About 3 ban
dits under lo Kinshun, a rebel leader, at
tacked the premises of a commercial firm
at Rokuta last month, and thirty Japanese
were wounded. The troops garrisoning
Kelung were sent against the rebels.
A Taipen despatch ot September to to
The Government states that en that day
the men belonging to the garrison at Man
ka, eighty In number, engaged in the con
flict with a parry of sixty mounted rebels.
Fights of this kind are of daily occurrence.
The Senator, "With Iowa. Velanteers
Aboard, at San FrHiiice.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22. The trans
port Senator, for the safety of which fear
has been expressed by former Minister
Denby and others, arrived today from
Manila, having been exactly thirty days
on the trip. She was in charge of Colonel
Loper. and brings the Iowa volunteer
regiment, forty-nine officers and TS9 men.
For two days the Senator waited at Yo
kohama for the typhoon to subside and
only encountered the fringe of the great
storm. Only one death occurred oa the
voyage. B. D. Kissick, of Company F,
succumbed to typhoid fever. Cweaty-two
men are in the hospital, but all are in
fairly good condition, and will be trans
ferred to Presidio tomorrow.
The lowans had a great reception at
Yokohama and Nagasaki, where the Ameri
can colour entertained them in royal
style. If signs count for anything they
should have met disaster many times, as
they left Manila on Friday, arrived at Yo
kohama on Friday, and had two Fridays,
one October 13. at sea. owing to the ehaage
of time. The regiment will be landed to
morrow. The Senator dropped anchor near the
battleship Iowa, aad the lowans had their
first sight of the big ship named for their
State. They cheered aad shouted, aad ad
mired the fine fighting machine. Oae pa
thetic home-coming incident was anted oa
the deck. The father of Wade aad Svaa
Bvaas. of Company M. two boys under
twenty-one. died last Wednesday. It had
been arranged to spare the sews off the he.
reavement aattl toasorvow. but sees of
ficious persoa blurted out the sad iateUi
gence. aad the hoys cried like little ehtt
drea. Brig. Gea. M. L Loddtagtoa. Qestfter
atastcr Geaeral of the Army, received a
telegram last ahjjhl anaoaaciag the ar
rival at fiaa Praadsco of the traaoaort
fieastor. The despatch brought great re
lief to General Laddiagtoa's miad. a there
wer fear that the Senator had beea lost
la the typhoon. Despite the storss. how
ever, she mode remarkacle good ttr e.
having left Maaiia Just one month 30
yesterday. The Iowa regiment sailed ,m
San Francisco on November 3. ISSfi. wfc a
total of fifty osscers and l.W cults n.
aad reached Maaiia December 5. as
not dtM-mbarked t Manila, but was - to
llotlo soon after it reached the "? ,
piaes. Owing to the objeetfoa of taw ...i
thorittes at llotlo to the madias; of tb
troops the Iowa regiment was kept on
board the transport for a long period. It
w.i finally sent back to Luzon, where th?
mn set foot on land for the first thae since
leaving the Vnited States three moatha he
fore. The regiments went to the fighting
line immediately, and participated ta the
Luzon campaign.
yte, MrxeKtlMilr' Cofrrift'ItM.
BALTIMORE. Oct 22. Little or no
change was noted in the condition of Ott
mar Mergeathaler today. Hw' physician
consider" him still seriously ill, and hold
out no hope for his recovery.
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