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A Critical Situation Revealed by
Lpd Wolselev's Suitma.v.
No New From Glcncec for Xore
Thau Thirty-Six Hours, and Great
tJnoertwiiity KcKrardiHK the Forces
at Ladysmith The Position of Gen
eral Yule Serious Pi-arn That He
lias Been Driven Unok-Tlie Rrnv
ery of tlte Roers at UlandslanKtc
Ctapture of General Cronje A He
pwrted Attack Upon Dnndcc-Rii-Biors
of British Defeat Prevalent.
UOIKDOK. Oct. 24. In the absence of
news of farther important operations in
South Africa, attention is chiefly concen
trated ea General Lord Wolseley's ram
mary of the situation, which was read in
the Howe of Commons yesterday. This
represented the situation existing early
Monday morning, as it was understood at
the War Once. It is undeniable that the
seminary occasioned anxiety which was in
creased by the fact that no news has been
received from the Qtencoe camp for more
thaa thirty-six hoars, while the latest
despatches from Ladysmith seem to imply
constaerable uncertainty. It is believed here
that General Yule's position, with proba
bly sw more than 3,000 men, is certainly
critical in view of the fact that General
Joubert with 9,000 Boers, is within strik
ing distance of him, while there is still
asstfcer Boer force at Waschbank.
The "Moraine; Post," the organ of po
lite jingoism, is in a terrible state of ap
nrehemfton. It makes no secret of the fact
that its anxieties have received too
weighty confirmation from General Woise
ley's statement which, it says, apparently
mains it certain that General Yule has
been forced to abandon his camp and no
doubt his prisoners, and fall back on Dun.
dee. That, such an abandonment was an
imperative necessity does not call for proof.
Hesse General Wolseley's admission shows
Mm t be fully aware of the gravity of
the situation and his reticence may be
interpreted to conceal Its more serious de
velopment. For that we can but wait
without ' criticising the line of action.
Trhirfc, however, hazardous, must, it seems,
baae reasons behind it which we could not
"dassarwhile the correspondents furnish de
issfe of the ngbdag at Btendelsagte, which
dMfArm the reports of the magnificent
bravery of the Boers in the face of their
osoally intrepid enemy. The Dutchmen's
artillery practice was excellent, far supe
rior, says one correspondent, to anything
tawy'have yet shown. The story of the
eapcuse of General Cronje, which, if true,
will be a serious blow to the Boers, should
be doubted until it is confirmed.
The first day's subscriptions to the lord
zn&far fund for the benefit of the widows
sad orphans of British soldiers killed in
South Africa, and for the relief of the sick j darkness, now set in, but the battle con
sad wounded, amounted to S,M0. The tinued to rage. The Boers were scut
Xaaetea House Fund for the relief of refu- -ng numbers, many of them ris
hdt n. tb Rnd has now reached thp InB and throwing Jon their arms, while
gees fnsai theRand, has now reached the Qlhers wefe boltingf hunted and battered
ewsa sf .117,000. hy our snrapnel and Lee-Metford bullets
TlC lospatch to the "Daily Mail" from i Suddenly somebody showed a white flag.
Natal, says that a Bo-
mine omelet who has ar-
vr j . , t. . i x. .
rfe there from Pretoria, states tbaU
the Beer authorities admitted that Colonel heavy fire. The Gordon Highlanders and
Tmdea-Powcll had captured General Cronje J the Manchester Regiment were rendered
sad thirty other Boers at Mnfeking, and j more savage than ever by this and re
MUed M0 of General Creole's command. their energies for the Boers in the
. , , . , . hollows were delivering a flanking fire. At
The mrtborities at Pretoria were greatly j 6;50 the Devonshire R-giment had crept
depressed by the reverse. j in eacb man getting cover behind the nu-
PUBTORIA, Oct. 23. Commandant Gen- j merous anthills, the domes of which were
era! Joubert telegraphed to the Government j two or three feet high.
Saturday that Gen. Lucas Meyer had an
engagement with the British at Dundee.
Quaere! Meyer made the plan of campaign
by messenger with General Erasmus, who,
bowever, did not appear. It is estimated
iimt IJbe British loss was vejy great. The
User forces suffered, but owing to the mist
it wee impossible to get all the details. It
-wes reported that tea Boers were killed
cad twenty-five wounded.
.BrltlKli I'orccs Said to Have Recti
Defeated at Glencoe.
COLBSBURG. Oct. 24. An account of
the battle at Glencoe which was posted
at lite courthouse at Bethulle stated
&et the fighting resulted in a brilliant
Beer vtetory-
PAJtlS, Oct- 2J. The "Temps" London
oari espondent claims to have inside infor
mation that the War Office has learned that
the British were beaten in the second action
at (Jteaeee. He says: "They sustained such
Jesses that the War Office wishes to await
sews of another favorable engagement be
fore announcing it."
&. IiejMirt That lie and Jouliorf Led
the Boer at Glencoe.
LONDON. Oct. 244 a. m. The "Tele
graph's" correspondent st Ladysmith cables
that-the Boer forces, which attacked Glen
ose oa Monday, were led by President Kru
ger and Commandant General Joubert in
mm "Daily Hall" says that It learns that
a message was received in London yester
day from Cecil Rhodes, dated Kimberiey,
October It, stating that the inhabitants of
that place desire to call the attention of the
Wnr Ofitoe to the need of sending re-en-fmtomenti
speedily. He added that the
town was surrounded by an Increasing num
ber of Boers. The Cabinet ia considering
the matter.
ffia "Pafly News" correspondent at
" Vanyiiiilth vouches from his personal ob
servation that the Boers fired on an ambu
lance that was succoring the wounded. Ht
that others will testify to this fact.
UchKKe Prow I.eiKlern of the Boers'
German CorjiK.
1WRUS, Oct. St. Colonel Schiel. the
naaamandu- of' the German corps which is
aMUg the Boers against the British, who
was oaptorei by the British at the battle
of Btawaaisagte. communicated to the
newspapers the text of a telegram that the
ca Lflmrr and bedroom J"wUtre. W. B.
iim Jt So, K Street, comer Ktevmtlu
Intending to ljuIWlf
Call firu to ni LibU i. Co., Cth sou X V. avc
German leaders sent to Emperor "William
before leaving Johannesburg for the front
The telegram protests against Great
Britain's piratical action, and says it is
bitterly regretted that the German Gov
ernment is unable to exert its Influence in
behalf of the interests of the Germans in
the Transvaal and of the natives of the :
Transvaal. "May Your Majesty's blessing
be with us and German blood will not flox
in vain for freedom and justice. German
soldiers' loyalty will preserve the friend
ship to which Your Majesty once testified."
BRUSSELS, Oct. 23. Dr. Leyds, the
Transvaal's representative in Europe, in
an interview today, said he assumed that
telegrams addressed to him had been sup
pt eased by the British cable censors, as lis
bad received none. Summing up the sit
uation as set forth in English despatches,
he said he was of the opiinon that it was
not so bad as represented. The fact that
the Boers retired for the purpose of re
forming later did not imply that they wore
necessarily defeated. It was part o! their
tactics to do this. The telegrams were
made for the English public and the Eng
lish market. .They were probably far too
Further Details of the Recent En
casement 5n Natal.
LONDON, Oct. 24. The essential feat
ures of the battle at Elandslaagte have al-,
ready been told in the official despatches
cabled to the "Times," but the English
correspondents at Ladysmith add interest
ing particulars. They say that the Boers
were in the first instance taken by sur
prise. It was under these curcumstances
that a majority of the prisoners were cap
tured. The "Telegraph's" Ladysmith cor
respondent says:
"With characteristic hardihood the Brit
ish infantry all marched straight-backed at
the enemy, too often careless of taking to
cover, despite the rattling of Mauser bul
lets. "It was thus they advanced until the
main eastern ridge of the Boer position
was gained, thought it was not the highest
The correspondent adds: "The weather
remained clear until after ! o'clock, and
nothing could have been finer than the
array. Our troops might have been at
Aldershot on a field day, so stately and
deliberate were their movements. The
panorama was heightened and colored by
the red hue of the gun flashes and shells
that tore roaring through the air, burst
ing noisily and spouting flame, lead, and
steel, which hissed like hot iron dropped
in water. The places of explosion were
marked by clouds of earth and a nimbus
of white smoke. The enemy bobb?d aboui
over the rocks like jacks-in-the-box, firing
heavily with fair accuracy. The magazine
Mauser rifle is a terrible weapon although
it inflicts clear wounds, but many of the
enemy used explosive bullets. The Boor
shells were most of the percussion variety.
They threw up volcanoes of mud and
stones. Forced back down upon their
camp, the Boers struggled desperately.
Soon they found their retreat menaced and
their leaders strove to encourage them
while re-enforcements came rushing 'hot
foot' In order to check the retreat by suc
cessive rushes.
"The officers everywhere were marked
for death. Colonel Scott-Chisholm courted
disaster by waving a scarf to give en
couragement to his men, who really needed
i none. A driving rain, accompanied by
Colonel Hamilton tried to stop the hnng,
t. the Boers ensconced on the conical
hiu ana caring not aoout tueir cuiuiaucs.
,. ,,,,. r ,i, tii ft rioiivnr a
i iney rose ana ran xorwara. uur ""
ceased their showers of shell, but the
Uoers resumea nring ana in ine biuajhb
darkness there was a pandemonium which
lasted about a nuarter of an hour. Above
all loud British cheers rang out. Our
three regiments raced for the Boers and
their guns. The Devonshires, favored by
position, got in first In a body and too't
the guns, but the others above came down
over the rocks and our victory was secure.
A spattering fire went on until 6:30. One
hour more of daylight would have given
us the whole force as prisoners, but in tho
thick darkness the unscathed or slightly
wounded ran for it. A squadron each of
the Dragoons and Lancers rode at them.
cutting and thrusting. They probably
killed sixty. The Boers hate lances. They
declare that such a mode of fighting is un
fair. The enemy's guns, hundreds of sad
dies and horses, a quantity of personal lug
gage, many war flags, and much ammuni
tion fell into our hands.
"I estimate their strength at just under
2,000. Ours was about the same, but the
Boer position was almost impregnable. The
enemy's killed and wounded numbered
some 300. All has been done for the whole
of the wounded that was possible and the
Boers expressed gratitude for their treat
ment. About forty of them were allowed
to go to their own hospital, a mile and a
half to the north. Besides these, wc have
about 200 unwounded prisoners. Our sol
diers got wonderful quantities of loot, from
silk hats and frock coats to beaded Kaffir
lotn clothes. It was a tight today Sunday
to see them loaded with booty.
"Although we gave the prisoners the best
seats around the camp fires, many of the
poor wounded had lo lie on the bare hill
sides, where they spent a terrible night,
crying: 'For God's sake give me water.'
'Get a doctor to me out here.' One man
fired round after round from his rifle to
attract attention to his whereabouts, for
the field of battle covered miles.
"Today our force returned to Ladysmith,
where they received a great welcome. The
enemy has destroyed the iron bridge at
Waschbank, so that train service with
Dundee cannot be reached.
"Our prisoners number fully 300. I saw
eight dead Gordon Highlanders in one heap.
The Boers declare that their kilts made
them conspicuous, but that the troops In
khkai uniforms were dilllcult to locate.
They ask where are our red coats. Reports
from Boer sources say that out of one
commando only 250 men are left. Their
hospitals are full. Their losses were per
haps 1,000.
"AH our wounded and the prisoners were
brought to Ladysmith, where there are
ample hospital accommodations. Electric
lights have been fitted in the hospital and
also & Roentgen apparatus."
The "Telegraph's" correspondent, dating
his despatch Sunday evening, says that
General Viljoen was taken to Ladysmith
alive, but wounded. He has apparently
died since. General White went to the
front at EXandslaagte, and was there for
about an hour. He did not Interfere with
the operations. Shells fell thick about
him. One burst amid bis escort, killing
two horses. When victory was assured he
returned to Ladysmith.
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A. Proposition to Raise Ten Million
j'o'tfjilM Adopted,
LONDON, Oct. 23. In the House of
Commons today the Rt. Hon. Hicks
Beach, Cbance!!or of the Exchequar, mads
a statement in regard to the finances of the
Government. He said he antiepated a sur
plus in the revenues for the coming year
of 3.000,000. It was necessary to raisa
7,000,000 in addition to ibis for the war
credit of 10,000,000. This wou d mean a
temporary addition to the floating debt.
He proposed to ask Parliament for author
ity to raise a sum not exceeding S,0Q0,
000. Mr. Labouchere, speaking on Sir Mich
ael Hicks-Beach's proposal to ra se 10,
000,000, said he regretted that the Chancel
lor had not seen a way to raise at least
5.0OO,C0O by means of an income tax in
order that the clashes responsible for the
war could be brought face to face with the I e(
consequences. He did not object to uie
Transvaal helping to bear the cost of ths
war, and suggetted that a beginning be
made by seizing the homes of South Afri
can millionaires on Park Lane. Sir Mich
ael Hicks-Beach's proposals were carried
S3G to
During a discustion of the question ot j
allowances 10 me wives auu laiuuico ..
reservists, Patrick O'Brien, Parnellits
member for Kilkenney City, said he hoped
the Boers would be victorious. He apol
ogized for the presence of Irishmen in the
British army, and declared that Secretary
. , ,.... !...!,. ...,.,, r dponiv
dyed in blood than those of any criminal
who ever went to the scaffold. The speak
er ordered Mr. O'Brien to withdraw his re
marks. The latter refused, and was,
thereupon, suspended. When to d to leave
the House Mr. O'Brien went out exclaim
ing: "You need not bring an army corps
to remove me; you may want it else
XeflS Of
DiKUMlcr In Natal Hourly
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.-4 a. m.
The "World's" London
cables that news of
ter in Natal is keenly
The correspondent adds
despatches were received
a big dstsas
approhended. that official
this evening
frcm Generals White and Yule, but on con
sultation between members of the Cabinet
who were in the House of Commons, it
was decided to withhold them from the j
House. Persistent rumors were afloat that
those despatches announced a grave reverse
at Glencoe.
L'neviiected AttaeU on JtritiNli Inter
est? Anion; the I'ossihilit ies.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.-4 a. m. Tho
"Tribune's" London correspondent cables
the following:
"The sailing of the channel- squadron
today for Gibraltar is now regarded by
the keenest observers as an indication that
some unexpected attack upon British in
terests is possible. The magnitude of the
preparations for the war which arc out
of all proportion to the requirements of the
military situation can be adequately ex
plained on the theory that the Government
susnected that some great power would
u. .i . -i, , r,r,nw,inv fnr
striking a sudden blow or carrying out a
deeply cherished policy
The quarter from which an attack of
this kind may come is unmistakable. The j following notice: "Censorship has been es
Russian press has had license tp criticise tablisQcd at Panama and Buena Ventura
the English policy in South Africa in the ,, , , ,
most acrid way and a rumor that Herat ! on a telegrams for Colombia. The Co-,,-
i, .unioii ic- qIi-uiiIu 5n tho nlr. lombian Government advises the Western
British commercial Interests In Persia are
so large that Russian seizure of the com-
manding position l.f
would be a serious stroke, aimed directly
aeainst free trade. That seems a more
llkelv menace than the forcing of tne
Dardenelles by the Russian Black Sea fleet.
"The movement of a powerful French
fleet to the Levant coincides with the cir
culation of a rumor that the Russian ad
vance may be resumed In Asia while Eng
land is preoccupied with war in South Afri
ca. It also fits in with the explanation of a
secret agreement between England and
Germany. This was that England, in re
turn for a free hand in South Africa in ,
settling the Transvaal question, had agreed '
not to make any hostile use of her fleet
if the German Emperor were to decide to
follow up his visit to Jerusalem with a
serious attempt to colonize any portion ,
j of Asia Minor and to bring It under Ger- i
man influence.
"Certainly, Germany is not the quarter i
from which England has suspected that
some sutden attack might be made and
consequently has ordered preparations for j
war on a larger scale than the campaign
with the Dutch burghers has justified.
"The channel squadron will not sail to J
the Mediterranean on account of any Ger- 1
man menace. The relations between Eng- j
land and Germany are most cordial, and ;
the Emperor's visit next month is a plain '
indication that for practical reasons he Is '
reconciled to a policy which enables the
Bniish Government to reconstruct the
Dutch Republics and to bring them under
the authority of the crown."
A Steamship Company Takes New
I CurKtif to South Africa.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. Barber & Co.,
agents in this city of the Union Clan Line,
whose steamships ply between American
j ports and South Africa, have received a
1 despatch from Cape Town, requesting them
j to send no more mining or other ma-
I chinery there. The things they want now
' In South Africa, a representative of Barber
. & Co. said, were canned goods and hay and
oats, for soldiers, army mules, and horse3.
A big ship of the Union Clan Line is load-
, ing for Cape Town, chiefly with canned
meats. It is said that the demand for
canned goods, because of the war in South
Africa, exceeds the supply in this neigh-
i borhood.
The English Agents In Texas In
structed to Ohtaiu 8,000.
AUSTIN Tex.. Oct. 23. The agents of
the British Government, who have just
concluded the purchase and shipment of
' 2,000 mules at Bonhniu, Tex., will next
j visit Abilene and San Antonio, where they
I have already made preliminary contracts
I for the purchase of 2,000 mules. These will
be shiDpcd to New Orleans and thence to
South Africa, as soon as they can be in
spected. It is reported that these agents
i have received orders to purchase not less
I than 8,000 mules in Texas, if the animals
can be bought at reasonable prices. The
original instructions to these agents were
to purchase 4,000 mules. Major II. Scobsll.
of tho British army, is at New Orleans,
receiving and forwarding the animals as
fast as they arrive in that city.
Martial Law In Pn talon In.
MADRID, Oct. 23. Owing to the anti
tax disturbances In Barcelonn, martial law
has been proclaimed throughout the cap
tain generalcy of Catalonia, In whi.h Bar
celona is situated. Senor Duran, Minister
of Justice, has resigned.
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Three Provinces AflVc'ed by
Outbreak of Civil War.
The Revolution " Smilnntler Spread
ing and Cnrtngciiii Threatened. A
ReqticHt for "Wnr.shlpK The 3Iarhle
licnd Xoiv Round to Corlnto anil
the Gunboat Scorpion Available.
COLON, Colombia, Oct. 23. The revolu
tion in the Department of Santnnder is
spreading. Cartagena, is now threatened
with martial law. Communication with
Cartagena and interior points is intorrupt-
The bridges recently' burned by the
insurgents are being rebuilt.
According to information received by the
State Dopartmont from Panama the De
partments of Cundinamarca, Tolima, and
Santander are in insurrection. Panama has
nffeotrd. hut martial law has been
declared there. Mr. Hunt, the United States
Minister at Bogota, notified the department
that the Government had Information that
the Venezuelan forces bad invaded Co-
' ,,;i.iict-
lombia to assist the revolutionists
steamers are running on the Magdalena
The despatches received at the State De
partment about the outbreak were sunt to
the Navy Department with a request that
some naval vessels be held in readiness
to proceed to Colombian water3 if the
situation justified their presen
there. '
Should the insurr ctiDn assume terious pro
portions and American interests be threat
ened, the Navy Department will send the
cruiser Marblehead or the gunboat Scor
pion, and perhaps both. Tho Marblehead
sailed yesterday for San Diego, Cal., for
Corinto, Nicaragua, under instructions to
locate and destroy a derelict which is re
ported to be a menace to navigation on the
west coast of Central America. By the
time she reaches Corinto the character of
tho Colombian insurrection will, doubt
less, be known; and If the revolutionists
have gained any ascendnoy she will be
directed to proceed to Panama, The Scor-
I P'on is nt tne Norfolk navy yard being
fitted out to carry tho members of the
Inter-Oceanic Canal Commission to Colon.
-. . k '
,c . exuuMieu lu.l una . m ul uo
finished until some time next month, but
in view of the news from, Colombia her
repairs will be expedited so. that she may
be ready to sail at short notice.
The State Department has no details in
regard to the charactor of the Venezuelan
force which has invaded Colombia. It is
suspected here that it is composed of per
sons who took advantaga ot the disturbed
condition ' In Venezuela' to secure arms
under guise of Intending' p assist General
Castro, who entered Caracas Sunday night
at the head of the rebel tfriny.
Stopped With Five
Cities In Colombia.
NEW YORK, Oct, 23. The Western
Union Telegraph Company has sent out the
Union Cable Company's central cable oillce
, t0 rcfuEe messages for Cartagena, Barran-
, guila. Cucuta, Ocana, and Bacaramanga,
, '
' for the reason that telegraph lines to the3o
stations will probably ue down a long
A Cfinference Itelatlnc; Lto the Census
Knumeraf ors.
HAVANA. Oct. 23. Mr. Rasco, Super
visor of the Census, conferred with General
Ludlow today concerning the latter's
charges against some of the enumerators.
Ho explained that the appointments were
published six weeks ago in the daily press
and that they were made on the recom
mendation of responsible persons. He add
ed that if criminals had been appointed
they sV.ould be jailed. Ho asked for a list
of those enumerators having police records
in order to submit it to Mr. Olmstead, tho
chief supervisor, when he returns from
Santa Clara. Mr. Rasco says that all the
enumerators are giving satisfaction.
Martino Delebtani, a Syrian Catholic
priest, called on Governor-General Brooke
today and reported that a committee of
fifteen Syrians have come from PInar del
Rio to protest against an order of the po
lice that all Syrians should leave in five
days, under penalty of confiscation of their
property. No cause is assigned for the
order. The story will bo investigated.
There is a colony of 500 Syrians in Plnar
del Rio.
A despatch from Cienfuegos reports an
attempt to lynch Teodora Mena, a former
guerrilla. The alcalde assisted the police
to save the man, who was escorted from
the city.
A Decided Tendency to Adopt United
States Methods.
MONTREAL. Oct. 23. The meeting of
the Canadian Bankers' Association, which
will open in this city next Wednesday,
promisles to be an important one. The
bank act. which will be revised by the
Dominion Parliament next year, will come
up for discussion. Tho bants are expected
also to pay some attention to the various
systems of taxation on banks imposed by
the various provinces and 'municipalities.
Matters are not so bad in Canada as in
the United States, but as there has been
iii recent years a tendency to adopt United
States methods and tax capital and divi
dends, it would not be out of place for the
banks to mnke preparations to withstand
unjust taxation on the part of municipali
ties in particular. Another question that
will conic before the meeting is that of
bank robberies, which are becoming very
frequent in Canada, and it is thought the
banks will form themhelves Into protective
associations similar to those formed in
some of the States of the Union.
Mr. Harrison In House of Commons.
LONDON. Oct. 23. Former President
Harrison visited the Ilyuse of Commons to
day. This evening he dined with Mr. Bal
four, First Lord of, the Treasury.
An American Woman Rohhed.
LONDON, Oct. 23. Mrs. Stockwell, a
resident of New York, has been robbed of
2.000 at the Savoy Hot"
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A Contest With Columbia if She Vis
its England.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. Sir Thoma3 Lip
ton has brought his steam yacht, the Erin,
which has been moored off Tompkinsvi le,
up to the foot of Twenty-sixth Street. East
River, and dropped anchor. When seen
aboard her this afternoon ho was in his
usual jovial mood. Ho gave to those who
met him an exhibition of how a truo
sportsman bears himself in adversity. No
one doubts that he feels the defeat of the
Shamrock keenly, but he does not blame
anyone, admits the Columbia's superiority,
and says simply that he will try again in
1901. "If the Columbia come3 over," he
said to a reporter regarding that vesse.'s
proposed trip abroad, "I will certainly fit
out the Shamrock to race her. I certainly
hope they will bring the Columbia to Eng
land to show us all what a real Yankee
yacht is like. I would, if I were in Mr.
Iselin's place. I can assure Commodore
Morgan and Mr. Iselin that they would bs
cordially welcomed by every yachtsman
over there."
The work of dismantling the Shamrock
was bguu today. The crew scon had the
yacht stripped of her running rigging an!
some of her spars. Everything taken off
the yacht was carefully packed and made
ready for shipment to tho other side. Sir
Thomas Lipton was very busy today on
board the Erin with his secretaries. In the
afternoon he went to the Fifth Avenue
Hotel and met a number of his friends. H?
talked with the representatives of the
Royal Ulster Yacht Club, and, it is said, a
new challenge was discussed. Nothing,
however, was given out for publication.
Talking of the new challenge, Sir Thomas
"The report that it will be for yachts
of the seventy-foot class, is incorrect.
Tn's report was probably started because
Air. file is saiu to De a Deuer designer oi
small boats than he is of larger ones. I
think that the races for the America's
Cup should be between first-class
mi. i . ...in i. .1.- ,
i ne new ouui win ub wie sniue
slze as the Shamrock. The same tourse
and the sajne conditions will suit me.
Thej were perfectly fair, and the Shnmroe
was beaten under these conditions. Now
we want to see if we cannot win without
making any changes in the course or con
ditions." Sir Thomas has written a letter to the
Treasury Department through Collector of
the Port Bidwell, interceding for the pilots
who had lost their licensos for crowding
on the course during the cup races. After
reciting In detail the splendid way in
which tho course was kept clear, he adds
I that the steamboat pilots themselves are
entitled to a great deal ot credit, ana ior
those who have been arraigned for viola-
t nous oi ruies ne asivs Loai tne iiuiuunues
. wa,vc progecuton a personal favor to I
himsef. The members of the Maritime
i Exchange, on haarlne of this action, were!
loud in their praises of the Irish knight.
Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan enter
tained Sir Thomas Lipton, his friend3, and
several of the members of the New York
Yacht Club at dinner at the Metropolitan
Club tonight. Covers were laid for flfty,
and the room was tastefully decorated.
Tho burgees of tho New York and Royal
Ulster yacht clubs and the pennants of
Sir Thomas Lipton and C. Oliver Iselin
were prominent in the decorations.
The Firxt Montana. Volunteers Re
ceive an 13uthii.sin.stiu Grcetlnsr.
BUTTE, Men., Oct. 23. Butte is to
night witnessing the grandest pyrotech
nic display ever attempted in the West,
in honor of the First Montana Volunteers,
who returned home from the Philippines
today. The concluding piece was the
"Burning of Manila." The regiment ar
rived at 2 o'clock, and this was the sig
! ?al rr1an outburst of cannonading whistl-
ing, cheering, and bell-ringing all over
the city. A great rush to greet the volun
teers then ensued, In which one man lost
his life, and another his leg, by being
crowdeu under the train.
Dinner was served at the racetrack.
Mayor McCarthy and Governor Smith,
making welcoming speeches, to which Gen
eral Kessler feelingly responded, stating
that not many in the regiment regretted
having gone and all would go back if nec
essary. This statement was g.eeted with
tremendous applause Short addresses
were made by former Senator Mantle, Sen
ators Carter and Clark, and former Gov
ernor Rickards. The medals of honor were
presented to the rtfen, Governor Smi h act
ing as spokesman. They are the gift of ' several hundred men armed w.ta v -ni e -Senator
Clark's son. The carade was i ters to the spot. The shore Is patrolled,
formed at 5 p. in., with the volunteers oc
cupying the post ot honor. It was review
ed by Governor Smith and staff at the wel
come arch, which had been erected. March
ing to the armory the regimtnt was dis
banded. Of the 700 men who returned today, less
than 20 were found who would express
anything other than words of commenda
tion for General Otis. Even these few criti
cisms wereof a mild nature. The same un
animous sentiment was found in favor of
maintaining the supremacy of the United
States and establishing and maintaining
order in the Philippines. Over 100 men re
enlisted at Manila.
A Hopeful Statement From the Vice
Frcsldent's Physician.
PATERSON, N. J., Oct. 23. The condi
tion of Vice President Hobart remains
about the same, but there is no doubt felt
in the household that he will surely re
cover. Dr. Ne. Mr. Hobart's private
physician, said today: "The Vice Presi- I
dent's improvement is very slow, of I
course, but then his was a very aggravated
. ' -i .. :,. - .i,f i ,. .!.i -
CH&e, UUU IUC1C .o " uwuim. .. u.) .t..UU Ui
his complete recovery
fir i"rt,l-rrt hrt ti'ill
have to refrain from all work for some
time. The Vice President himself is not
worried, and Is willing to follow strictly
j the advice of his physician."
A Would-Re Volunteer Who "Wants
to Fltfht Filipinos.
' OMAHA. Neb.. Oct. 23. Lieutenant San
diego Maceo, a son of the late Cuban gen
eral, was in Omaha today en route to Ma
nila. Ho will join the regulars at
Cheyenne. Ho said he expected to flght
with the American forces until the I lnnds
are conquered. He bays many Cubans are
trying to enlist in the army and go to the
HAVANA. Oct, 23. General Brooke has
received a letter from Governor Lind, of
Minnesota, asking for verification of a
story told by a negio who claims to be a
son of the lat Cuban general, Antonio
Maceo. Alejandro Rodriguez and other
Cuban leaders say that Maceo had no son.
A 3Iove to Abolish Fosse.
CHICAGO, Oct. 23. There is a strong
probability that the executive officers of
the "pass committee" at Its meeting at St.
Louis tomorrow will decide to abolish the
exchanging of passes with officers of other
roads, also free transportation in other
forms. There are a few prominent officials
who are not in sympathy with the move
ment, as they believe that it cannot be
sincerely carried out.
Flj-nn's Uiiniiicnn CollcKre, Mth and K.
Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 4 year.
Have your list figured low
on lumber, mill work, lith and X. Y. ave.
American Killed and Four
Wounded Xenr Calamlm.
MANlLAOct. 23, 6:3 p. m. This morn
ing a reconuoisance was made near Cal
amba by three companies of the Twenty
8rst Regiment, a battalion of the Thirty
seventh. and a small force of artillerymen
with one Hotchkiss and one Galling gun.
After a short fight the enemy scattsred in
all directions. The Americana had one
man killed and four wounded. The enemy's
losses are not known.
SAN 1SIDRO, Island cf Luxon. Oct. Si
Two troop of cavalry today made a re
connoisaance to within a short distance of
the town of Santa Rosa, ten miles north
of this place. They found a small fjorce
of rebels there. The roads are now in fair
condition, but the bridges spanning the
various streams have been destroyed, mak
ing progress of the American troops diffi
cult, as the country hereabouts Is traversed
by many rivers and smaller streams. A
ferryboat has towed fifty men here from
Lowe's scouts are patrolling the country
on the opposite side of the Rio Grands de
la Pampanga as far south as the mouth of
Rio Chico de la Pampanga, where Lieut.
Col. Guy Howard was shot la an engage
ment with the Filipinos Saturday. A slight
skirmish with the enemy occurred this
evening at La Loma.
Otl.s Declines tn UocosruUe the Rebel
Chief's KinKsitrles.
General Otis yesterday notified the War
Department of another attempt on the part
of Aguinaldo to obtain rcsognition through
accredited commissioners. General Otis de
clined to receive them. His cablegram fol
lows: Adjutant General, Washington:
Merage received, at Anxele under ftw of truce
expressed desire of Honorable Prtnident Aswaaldo
to send commissMB to Manila to arrange dirBcuI
ties connected wtOi delivery of Spanish prison
ers and trt discuas matter rf particular character.
any other tha Genenl .vmuaaldo. Ueoenu-la-
""I".' -. -. -w,..,...-vu .niniiKV j
Chief Icsurgent Forces, could not be recognised
or received. No later correspondence. OTIS.
Eiprht Ch.nch of Yellow .luck Report
ed at 31 lam I.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 23. This
morning Dr. Porter, agent of the State
health board, announced the existence of
eight cases of yellow fever at Miami, all
of a mild type. He says the town is in
fected, but assures the public that he can
i keep it confined to its present limits. He ;
has asked that the place be depopulated.
i one hundred or more people going bp Hen-
dersonville, N. C, where it is sfe for
them. A refugee camp will be estajbHahart
outside of Miami at once ami as many-af
the people sent there, ajoasible, irtjardar
to take away from the place all persona
who might take the fever. Tonight's re
port from there says all patients arakdo
ing well. '
Key West reports thirteen new cases
and two deaths.
JACKSON, Miss.. Oob23. Six new eases
of yellow fever were reported today, mak
ing eleven since Sunday morning. The
names of the sick are still withheld.
Two Supposed MurdcrcrK on an
Island Closely Watched.
ATCHISON, Kan., Oct. 23. Two masked
desperadoes, carrying Winchester rifioa.
attempted to rob the general store of
Charles Kuchs. at Doniphan- and hold. up
its occupants Saturday night. Kuchs drew
a revolver, whereupon he was fatally shot.
John Braun, son of the postmaster, was
killed. The robbers fled, but were fired
upon by John S. Schaff, and one of them
was wounded, and his bloody matk and hat
were found in the road. A posse of two
hundred men started out behind two blood
hounds about 2 o'clock yesterday morning,
and about 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
located the bandits on an Island in the
Missouri River between Atchi.on and
The robbers had thrown up breastworks
of logs. The posse made a rush for the
robbers, who opened fire with deadly ef
fect, instantly killing Policeman Robert
Dickerson, of Atchison, and wounding sev
etal others. The officers retreated to Atch
ison, which became wild with excitement
when the news was received. The Bur
lington made up a special "train and took
and the robbers will probably be capture J
or killed before night.
The Associated Fress to Flht Texas'
Anti-Trust I.nw.
DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 2S. The owners of
Texas newspapers, holders of franchises
entitling them to receive the reports of
the Associated Press, are just returning
from Chicago where they attended last
week a secret meeting of that organization,
at which the Texas situation was seriously
considered. It is known that it was deter
mined to fight in the courts the provisions
of the Texas anti-trust law, affecting the
Associated Press and similar news-gathering
and distributing organizations,, which
goes into effect January 31 next.
Tho new statute practically labels the
Associated Press as a trust. At first the
Associated Press gave It out that it would
leave the State if an attempt were made
to enforce the law against it. Later it
was decided to tight the law in the courts.
The services of the ablest lawyers in Texas
I "le oeeu " ! umi u
I test case will grow out of an application of
I ..,-,, wh Tl,." . K f.,-.l.l
( 11C X. wn. I w w tl't " " tui uiouu
the Associated Press reports soon after the
new law becomes operative.
The Seventh Artillery Delayed lu Its
March by Heavy Roads.
ANNAPOLIS. Md., Oct. 23. Battery O,
Seventh Artillery, from Washington, ar
rived at Annapolis tonight, and by permis
sion of the superintendent of the Naval
Academy, is camping out on the Govern
ment property. Capt. J. It. Williams Is in
command. The battery is starting out on
a practice march, but was delayed by heavy
roads and breakdowns. The heaviest siege
gun battery in the world is being taken on
the march.
A Possible Guest at the Reception
of the Twentieth Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 23. Governor Stan
ley today extended a special Invitation to
Miss Helen Gould to be present at the re
ception of the Twentieth Kansas Regiment
at Topeka, November 2. Miss Gould is
now in Northern Kansas touring over the
Missouri Pacific system. Last week she
sent a check of $500 to the reception com
mittee. R. S, O. 91.OO to Frederick. HiiKcrs-
towu, Harper's Ferry, and
by special train leaving Washington 7 a. m.
Sunday, October 20; returning, leavs Winchester
and Hajcerstown 7 p. m., Frederick 7:45 p. nu,
and llarper'b Kerry 8 p. m. same day. Tickets
also sold lrora intermetHate point.
Buy lowest and best
from tcmpltte stocks. 1. LuWj & Co.
ile Starts on a Ten Days' Strnnpiai
Tom- Through Nebraska.
The Return Kroni a. Three WcoJcs
Trip In Tea.t, Iowa, Kentucky,
and Ohio OfT In Two Ilonr.n en a.
Sneciul Train ftr 31 ore Campaign
ing MHkius: Good HU t'romlica.
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. SL WUlbtm J.
Bryan returned tonight Cross a three
weeks' campaigning tour in Texssv Iowa,
Kentucky, and Ohio. He says that every
where matters looked most encouraging
for the Democratic party. Re ma4e flfty
speeches in Kentucky and Ohio, awl re
turns just a little bit husky in votee. hut
suffering from no disability. His Iowa Ill
ness was nothing more than a coM that
settled on his lungs, and this has wont eft.
He remained at home but two hours, leav
ing at 6 o'clock, to begin his whirlwind
tour of Nebraska, which will last up till
election eve. On it he will exoaa the Stat
from east to west and bach four tinea, aid
will speak at eighty-three places. Ths
railroads have refused to allow rear ftatt
form speaking, because of dangers to the
crowds, and other arrangvnunts ase hstatg
The Stats central committee has chart
ered a special train for -ten days and oa
it Bryan will be accompanied by Jaftgs
Hokom, the fusion nominee for supreme
Judge. In rtoly to the suggastlon that the
Republicans looked upon his return to Ne
braska, as a confession of wsaknesa at hens
he said that he was merely fulfilling prom
ises he had made a long time ago to sneak
at various places in the State.
He had campaigned but very little hi Ne
braska since 1S96, and he desired to naafca
up for his neglect cf his home State. Mm
expressed the utmost confidence that the
verdict in Nebraska would be a favorable
one and said that he expected a greater
majority than ever before. He said that
from bis observations on his recent tours
be was impressed with the fact that pea
pie are thinking as nevar before, and that
the President would find that recent declar
ations in favor of holding the Philippines
i and providing that kind of govern
ment the United States deemed best It
ted for them, without regard to their own
wishes and declarations, that it Is the in
tention of this Government to tax them
without representation, have but strength-,
ened the opposition to imperialism and
placed the Republicans where they are not
able to defend the Administration.
The Texas Representative Will Net
Speak in Kentucky.
DALLAS, Tex.. Oct. 23. Representative
J. W. BaJIey, in response to aa appeal
i from friends in Dallas, urging him te go
to Kentucky, telegraphed tu night: "Can't
go to Kentucky now without breaking Im
portant Texas engagements. We are safe
te win in Kentucky, and I ought to heap
"my Texas appointments." Mr. Bailey
keeps thoroughly Informed aa, tbVKea
tueky Democratic situation, and bj posi
tive prediction of sacasas for Mr. Ansae!
and the balance of the regular DamsawUe
nominees baa aroused confidence
the Democrats.
The Grievance of the 31en Set Forth
in a Circular.
NORFOLK, Va.. Oct. 23. About 1.4e
colored men employed as abuehers in the
oyster packing establishments here, are
idle and the packing interest la at a stand
still. The sbuchera, anticipating the actios,
of the Backers who proposed to look out
all those employes who rgfcoad to resign
from the oyster shockers' 'trriton, failed to
report for duty this morning. The packers,
who claim that labor agitators are ai the
bottom of the trouble, met today and are.
with lite exception of the Boatow firm of
Higgins A Co., apparently determined to
resist to the end the demands of the
shuckers that their union be not interfered
Higgins establishment, employing 8fi
hands, is the only one where work to going
on. The end of the trouble Is not la
sight. The shuckers have issued a circu
lar which appears to have enlisted for
them some sympathy. This circular re
cities their grievances, among others being
the alleged use by the packers of unlawful
measures, by which the workers are com
pelled to open nearly twtze as many oysters
as they are paid for. The strikers are very
orderly, but it is feared that some dis
turbances will arise in ease the packers
attempt to fill the strikers' places with
imported labor.
The Presentation to Take Place In
Trenton Tomorrow.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. Rear Admiral
Philip and the other officers stationed at
the navy yard In Brooklyn will visit Tren
ton Wednesday afternoon, when a sward,
the gift of the Slate of New Jersey, hi to
be presented to Rear Admiral WOIhim T.
Lieut. G. DeFarand de E'AJoie and Con
structor Louis R. Ravier, of the Franca
Embassy at Washington, visited the navy
yard at Brooklyn today, and were conducted
through the various departments by Assist
ant Naval CBjjstruetor Wstts.
The Action Formally Taken Beltre
Judc Uieouibe.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. The appeal ia the
case of Oberlin M. Carter, formerly a cap
tain in the Army, was taken In the United
States Circuit Court this morning before
Judge Lacombe. and will come up for con
sideration before tha United States Cir
cuit Court of Appeals November 2ft. Mean
while Carter remains in Castle WUHaats.
It is not intended to apply for bail at pres
Seeretarj Root- AmhiirI Itcport Will
ProhHhly ReuummeHd. It.
It is said that the Secretary of War. in
his annual report, soon to be submitted to
the President, will urge the establshment
of a permanent standing army of MMQ0
men. Mr. Root holds that should Congress
authorize such an array before Jane 191.
there will be no trouble in getting together
a well-drilled and well-disciplined body of
men from the volunteers now hi the ser
vice. Secretary Root, it is thought, will also
favor the revival of the grade of general
and the creation of two places each of the
grade of lieutenant general, as was recom
mended by General Miles hut year, but
which was at that time opposed by the Ad
ministration. Reductions
on Library and Bedroom Farainwr.
. B.
Mosea fe Smi. P Street, corner
Lumber and mill work.
ConnU.u iJiiu; iuwist prues.
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