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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER B, 1899 -TEN PAGES.
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Boers Destroy White's Line of
Goiimuitieatiou "With Durban.
A. "War Office Rxplanation That the
BrcHk Ih the "Wlren In Dhc to Acci
dental Chhms Not ISatcrtaincrt The
TraHsvKHl Forces Aehieic the First
Important Step Tewsnl Completely
JnvewtiiiK Lad? smith Report of
the Capture of Celeeso anil Fur
ther Disaster Xe LdHxcr Possible
to Disguise the SrrlosBBOK'S of the
Ircacnt Situation The Significant
"Wards of Genera! Lord Kaberts.
JjQKOON, Nov. S. The Boers have
aehtevea the first important step toward
the complete investment of Ladysmith by
cutting the wires which connect that place
with the south. Though the form of the
announcement of the ract by the War Office
admits the inference that the break-down
is accidental, such an explanation Ie no
where entertained. The grave anxiety for
the safety of General White's forces must
bow be indefinitely Increased. The War
Office officials meet the solicitude of en
quirers with assurances that apprehension
is seedless; that the town of Ladysmith
aad the camp there were perfect y safe
at aoon Thursday, when the last message
was despatched, and that General White is
able to bold his own. The public would
prefer to these somewhat vague assertions
a eemmuaication of the intelligence that
the War Office has actually received. It
is certain that the principal part of wbat
reached Pail Mall yesterday was withheld,
aad there is a disposition in many quarters
te Interpret the reticence unfavorably.
Sensational reports of further British
disasters reached London from Paris, Ber
lin, and Brussels last evening. These as
serted that Colenso had been captured, and
that the Boers were holding the railway
bridge there, which ie the most important
strategic position in Natal, in view of
General White's predicament Considering
the sources of the alarming rumors, it
aright be wise not to attach too much im
portance to them until they are confirmed,
though It cannot be said that the main
facts are iaheritently improbable, even if
the details are exaggerated. The mobile
army of the invaders so greatly outnum
ber the British forces that confirmation
of such successes would not surprise those
cftqttainted with the true situation.
The War Office, when questioned on the
EMhJcet, sanctioned the Issue of the fol
lowing: "It is not necessary or desirable '
te refer to the sensational reports more
partkauiariy. It is sufficient to say that
the Government received despatches from
Ladysmith dated as late as noon Thurs
day. The town aad camp were then per
fectly safe. The telegraph lines were cut
two hours and a half later, presumably
between Ladysmitn and Colenso. It is
obvfons that no serious disaster could "have
occurred in that period of less than three
hours without the knowledge of Her Ma
jesty's Government. It is equally obvious
that after telegraphic communication was
severed no news could have got out of the
isolated town by the time it was published
in Burope in the evening. Such news,
moreover, could not be cabled to Europe,
oxeept by the Eastern Company's cables,
after passing through the hands of the
military censors at Cape Town and Aden,
who would naturally have notified the War
Office, but up to half-pact 12 o'clock this
(Friday) morning, the War Office has no
Information whatever indicating any mate
rial change in the situation at Ladysmith."
Notwithstanding the argument anent the
oahies it is a fact that the capture of the
Eighteenth Hussars after the battle of
Gleneee was announced earlier in Paris
' than ia London. General Lord Roberts,
commander of the forces in Ireland, used
significant words yesterday in addressing
the troops who have been ordered to the
frost. He said: "There is no disguising
the fact that we are engaged in a very
serious war one that will put our cour
age, resources, and endurance to a severe
He added that he was convinced that
whatever difficulties were met with the
British would issue from them victoriously.
The utterances yesterday of Mr. Balfour,
First Lord of the Treasury, and the Mar
gate of Lanadowne, Secretary of State for
War, atao showed that the Government
was impressed by the seriousness of its
task. Mr. Balfour said that the moment
was one of inevitable anxiety. Despite
.the admitted gravity of the situation there
is no wavering on the part of the press or
public of Great Britain, far less any panic.
There Is only intense interest and keen
anxiety for the speedy arrival of the trans
parts conveying re-enforcements to South
THE -LOU-DON PRESS.
'A Hopeful VI civ of Hie Situation ut
LONDOX. Nov. 8. Some of the news
papers comment unfavorably on the inac
curacy of the official preliminary estimates
of the casualties in South Africa and other
statements made by the Government The
"Tisaes" describes the continued addition
to the lists as painful.
The "Standard" compares General White's
last with his original despatch, in which
the liases were placed at between eighty
and one hundred, and says: "It looks very
as if General White's 'pushing the
hack several miles' ended in the
precipitate retirement of the attacking
Sdborlaity the papers generally profess
to feel no surprise at the wires being cut
They at convinced of General White's
ahfttty to bold his own, and declare that
anxiety is needless. The "Times" says:
"That General White's force will shortly
be surrounded, if not surrounded already,
is almost a matter of course, but that he
oaa be forced to surrender if his command
is handled with ordinary prudence, Is
hardly credible. Assuming a sufficiency of
animimition and supplies there should be
so Amenity in playing a waiting game
tmttt General Bailer can create a diver
sion. $1.25 to Baltimore nntl Hclnrn via B.
& O. Saturday anil Sunday,
Msvuatbar . K ! foHowine
Kaadar. TJekU good on all tnia except Hoy 1
Bargain In Flooring, 8I.7"V,
Drs d two -.Js K ( :,4I L ;iC.
WHITE REPORTS HIS LOSSES.
The Result of Monday's Fipfht Made
LONDON, Nov. 2. General White's re
port of yesterday shows that 6 officers and
54 men were killed and 9 officers and 231
men wounded during the fighting Monday.
The list was despatched by telegraph this
morning, accompanied by a promise that
a list of the missing-would follow.
The Naval Brigade at Ladysmith is using
four 4.7-inch quick firing guns charged
with cordite. They have a capacity of ten
rounds a minute. A supplementary naval
brigade numbering 349 men will start for
South Africa on Saturday.
The "Telegraph" prints a belated de
spatch from Ladysmith giving a report of
Monday's fighting, which confirms the
failure of the British efforts. The corre
spondent says: "It was a disappointing
action, as its object, which was to roll ba:k
the Free State Boers, was not achieved.
General White's right centre gained some
initial successes, but the enemy arrived in
great force and our right and left were at
tacked with great vigor. The left became
partially hemmed in, and the right was
steadily driven back." The correspondent
records othe difficulties that were en
countered, including the loss of its ammu
nition by Colonel Gnmwood's column in a
manner similar to which Colonel Carleton
lost his. He confirms the statements that
the retreat was coolly executed.
Deferring to the artillery exchanges that
took place Tuesday morning, the corre
spondent says: "During the bombardment
the Boers sent a request for ambulance as
sistance, which General White immediately
THE CAPTURE OP COLENSO.
Reported Defeat of General "White
South of Ladysmith.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 2. It is reported here
that a force of Orange Free State Boers
have occupied Colesburg, on the Midland
Railway, eleven and a half miles south of
the Free State border. It is also reported
that Gen. Lucas Meyer has defeated Gen
eral White south of Ladysmith and cap
tured Coleso. The British commander is
said to have been wounded.
PARIS, Nov. 2. The London correspon
dent of the "Liberie" says that the Boers
in strong force under Gen. Lucas Meyer are
occupying the town of Colenso, thirty-five
miles south of Ladysmith, thus completely
investing the latter place. The correspon
dent adds that General Meyer took part in
Monday's battle, but continued his flanking
movement until he reached Colenso, with
the result that there was renewed fighting
south of Ladysmith, in which the British
lost another 1,000 in killed, wounded, and
prisoners. General Meyer, according to the
French correspondent, now holds the rail
way from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg
BOER SYMPATHY TJNT FRANCE.
The Reported Formation' of a Fili
PARIS, Nov. 2. In spite of the
respectable reference which several Paris
journals have made regarding the British
losses at Ladysmith, followers of the Na
tionalist party make no effort to disguise
their attempt to make capital of the surface
sympathy for the Boers. Their cordial ha
tred for the English 1n international poli
tics is at the bottom of the feeling.
The agitator df the French colonial ques
tion, Colonel Montiel, has been actively
engaged in forming a committee for the
purpose of contributing money and moral
support to the South African Republic, and
he Is said to have secured the services of
800 skilled artillerymen who 'are willing to
go to the Transvaal and fight with the
Boers. In many quarters Colonel Montlel's
scheme Is not considered seriously, yet he
points to Paul Deroulede, who has accept
ed the honorary presidency of the commit
tee, along with Jule Lemaltre and Fran
The "Patrie" and the "Libre Parole,"
both rabid Nationalist newspapers, have
taken advantage of the situation and have
attacked Queen Victoria with extreme
scurrillity. The massacre of Lieutenant
Bretonnet and other French officers by the
African chief Rabah is blamed upon the
English. Both papers comment with satis
faction upon the Boer victories, yet they
predict English successes eventually. They
also say that Germany is committed to
CONCENTRATING AT DE AAR.
Vranxport Material and Mules Arriv
ing From the South.
DE AAR, Cape Colony, Nov. 2. It is'
expected that the army of invasion, led
by Gen. Sir Redvers Buller, will concen
trate at this place, which Is at the junc
tion! of the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth
Railway lines. Transport material is ar
riving from the South. Thousands of mules
have already been shipped here. There is
a feeling of absolute confidence in this
part of the colony. The money issued by
the Transvaal has, for purposes of trade,
been boycotted here. The coins known as
Kruger's pennies, are being freely bought
as curios, it being assumed that no more
of them will be coined after the war.
ENGLAND NEEDS MARCONI.
A Chance for the Inventor' Services
In South Africa.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Senor Marconi,
the wireless telegraph expert, bas sent the
following to the United States Naal Com
mission: "Gentlemen Since I last bad the pleas
ure of meeting you, I have received ad
vices from London to the effect that the
British Government has decided to make
use of my system In the South African
war and also og the fleet. This necessi
tates my supplying the British Government
with a large, number ot instruments ami
expert assistants, and also further neces
sitates my early return to Europe. I shall
therefore be unable to continue the tests
for the United States Navy Department.
"I am gentlemen, jour obedient servant,
Lord Pnuneefole's Return.
QUEENSTOWN, Nov. 2. Lord Paunce
lote. the British Ambassador to the United
States, is a passenger on the steamer
Oceanic, which arrived hero today from
Liverpool en route to New York. In the
course of na interview the Ainbassador
expressed his pleasure at seeing that the
Americans were friendly to the British in
their struggle In South Africa.
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Tickets on sale Friday ami Saturday, Koi ember
i and 6, good to return until Monday, November
6. All trains except OongTeenonal Limited.
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DISABLED IN. THE STOEM
Ilcporfs of Disasters at Sea Caused
bv Hie Recent Gale.
Four Schooners In XorfoIIc Harbor
Damaged by the Hurricane Ter
rible Experiences Aboard the Car
rie Lane Loss of the Kodsrcr Moore
The Annie T. Bailey AVreelced.
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 2. Four schoon
ers which suffered in the recent hurricane
put in here today for shelter and repairs.
The Gertrude Abbott of Philadelphia,
Capt J. A. Hall, bound south from Phila
delphia, lost a portion of her tails. Cap
tain Hall secured material here and will re
pair the damage. The schooner will pro
The Lizzie Babcock, Captain Bower, f.om
Philadelphia, for Jacksonville with coal,
lost some sails, an anchor with thirty
fathoms of chain, and sustained other dam
age. She will be repaired here. The Em
ma F. Angell, of Fall River, from Balti
more for Boston with coal, arrived aleak
and with her upper works badly strained.
She will also repair here.
Tho Stella B., Captain Merrltt, from
Brunswick, for Perth Amboy, having lost
her rudder and post In the storm, was
towed In by the American steamer Finance,
of the Now York South American Line.
The steamer anchored at Hampton Roads
Arthur Sewell's wrecked schooner, tho
Carrie A, Lane, was towed in here today
with a dead man lashed to the stump of
her foremast. Captain Keene, of the tug
Edgar F. Luckenbach, which towed her,
told of two others who were drowned by
the water, which, during the hurricane
outside, washed over the wreck upon which
they were, and from which the bod . of
two were finally washed overboard. The
drowned men are:
CUIUS lJAUMIlAni, of New York, engineer,
who was operating the donkey engine aboard the
HARRY KAYTOX, of Pictou, Not. Scotia.
FRANK MeCOVER, of Brunswick, Ga.
Kayton's body was lashed to the mast,
and ns the tug men could not board the
wreck at sea it was not removed until the
vessel reached this harbor. The Lane was
wrecked off this coast a month ago. Tho
Luckenbach started from Lookout Light,
N. C. on Sunday last to tow her with her
cargo of lumber to Noank, Conn. Mon
day night the hurricane overhauled them.
When the waves rolled over the
wreck those aboard lashed themselves
to the mast stumps. The donkey boiler
got loose, and, rolling back and forth on
deck, bruised the confined men terribly.
Baumbach was thus much hurt, and a sea
man unlashed him. He held the engineer
in his arms for five hours, until the waves
rolled over them, almost drowning the
latter, who gave up the fight and let a
wave carry him out to sea. The tug men
seeing the struggle, sought to go to the
assistance of the distressed men, but could
not, because of tho high seas. Finally, a
desperate effort was made and the tug
let out a life line with buoy attached,
and by this means three of those on the
wreck were hauled aboard the tug.
The schooner Rodger Moore, hound from
Boston for Brunswick, light, went ashore
last night near KInnakeet Life Saving Sta
tion, N. C, eight miles north of Cape Hat
teras. The captain and crew were taken
off in safety by the life saving crew. The
vessel will prove a total loss. Tho Moore is
of 2. tons register. In attempting to sail
iiuiu uusiuu vciuuvj in nuu iuii on u;vil s
Back, sustaining some damage, which was
repaired at East Boston before she sailed
on the voyage which proved her last.
CHARLESTON. S. C, Nov. 2. The Clyde
liner Seminole arrived In port today from
New York, with Capt. E. H. Outten and
six men, the crew of the American schooner
Annie T. Bailey, which was wrecked in the
storm. The crew was rescued from the
water-logged schooner near Frying Pan
lightship last night No hands were lest.
The schooner was bound to Washington
with a cargo of lumber from Fernandlna.
Tho British steamship Broadgarth put
in at Quarantine last night for coal. The
vessel reported having passed the schooner
Ida Lawrence, about one hundred miles
southeast of Charleston, in a leaking con
dition. Signals of distress were sent up
but the Broadgarth was short of coal and
could not tow. The crew refused to leave
the schooner, as they expected help, though
the Broadgarth reported that the vessel
could hardly have remained intact more
than twenty-four hours. No further report
has reached here of the schooner.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va., Nov. 2. Tho
towing steamer Aragon, which arrived hero
today from Providence, reported that on
Tuesday morning, off Barnegat. she lost
her tow, the barge Alabama, which was
en routo hero to load. She searched for
the missing tow, but failed to locate It
British Columbia Ready to Send Men
to the Transvaal
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 2. Vancouver
and Victoria papers are filled with editor
ial comment and letters from prominent
citizens urging that a second contingent
of Canadian troops be raised for South Af
rica under pay of Canada. In the crowded
opera house last night H. P. Helmcklin, M.
P., stepping on the stage, read a resolu
tion that British Columbia was ready to
send volunteers to replace the men lost
In tho recent disaster. The resolution
was carried amid the wildest enthusiasm
Great activity prevails at tho Esnuimault
Barracks, tho men going through double
drill and special marching exercises.
The Resignation of Snmurl Dickie.
CHICAGO, Nov. 2. Samuel Dickie,
Chairman of the Prohibition party's na
tional committee, has resigned and Chair
man Oliver W. Stewart, of tho Illinois
State committee, is slated to take his
place. The headquarters of the committee,
it is thought, will be moved from Albion,
Mich., to Chicago. The party managers
are said to want new blood infused into the
organization preceding the conveutlon of
Fired on a British Ship.
LISBON, Nov. 2. It is reported here that
a British warship fired on a sailing vessel
that was entering Delagoa Bay without
hoisting hor flag. The vessel proved to be
Brltifah. It is doubted hero whether Great
Britain Is entitled to do police duty In a
Three Killed In a AVreek.
COLUMBIA, S. C Nov. 2. A long train
of tho Atlantic Coast Lumber Company
running on the Georgetown and Western
Railway, struck a cow today. Six cars
were overturned, tho logs rolling over and
grinding three men to death, while three
others were perhaps fatally injured.
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FREDERICK 2LARDT MURDERED.
A Clew and Evidence of Foul Flay
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. The belief on tho
part of the relatives and friends of Fred
erick Hardy, jr., the young art student,
whose body was discovered on the shore at
Keyport Wednosdajv after his absence of
oleven days from bis boarding place at Bay
Ridge, that he had met with foul play
somewhere near his residence, was
strengthened today by the discovery of
what seemed to be evidences of a struggle
on the cliffs near Fort Hamilton. At the
top of a narrow path running down the
cliffs at Ninety-eighth Street, wore found
a number of the young man's cards, one of
which had been given to him only a few
minutes before he left his friends to go to
his boarding house. One ot his cards
found bore mark's of blood and a number
of them were torn up and strewn along the
path. Other facts learned in the vicinity
led the Brooklyn police this afternoon to
conclude that a murder had been committed
it their own doors. Hardy's body was
identified today in the morgue at Keyport
by his father, a wealthy phosphate miner,
who came here to look for him last Sat
urday, from Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
A WARSHIP CONTRACT.
Opposition to a Bidding Firm Alles
Inj? Lack of Facilities.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2. According to in
formation made public here today opposi
tion has developed in Washington to
awarding contracts for building warships
to Townsend & Downey, of Brooklyn.
., u.ov.u...v... u.. ,, vwuouujf urai una
firm was among tho lowest bidders for the
building or either one or two of the new
cruisers and stood a good chance of getting
The opposition to Townsend & Downey,
it is said, will endeavor to show to tho
board of award that it would not be possi
ble for this firm to build one ship, let alone j
two, m anytmng iiKe the time proposed,
"because Townsend & Downey have noth
ing in the way of a shipbuilding plant, ex
cept some land on the Jersey shore. Those
who gave out the story of the opposition
in Washington intimated that the bid of
Townsend & Downey was a scheme to
establish a shipyard through guaranteed
aid, and that there was a big political pull
behind It. The firm of Townsend & Down
ey Is composed of James A. Townsend and
Wallace Downey. Since 1SS5 it has had
a ship repair yard at the long dock in
Erin Basin, but It has no facilities there
for the building of.-cruiscrs. Persons con
nected with the yard said today that the
firm had a shipyard in course of construc
tion at Snorter's Island In the Kills, oppo
site Newark Bar, which would have ample
facilities for the work. Mr. Downey said
that they expected to get a contract and
that if they did they would be prepared to
do the work In the time agreed upon. He
declared emphatically that they were not
depending upon any pull, political or other
wise, and that if an award was made to
them It would be solely upon the merits
of their bids. The Cramps, he said, were In
no way interested in their bid, nor would
they have anything to do with the build
ing of the vessels If the firm got a con
tract. He said that the yard at Shorter's
Island was not ready for shipbuilding oper
ations 'at the present time, but that tho
firm was ready to expend $350,000 at once
to put it in readiness. A certified check
for $50,000, n.e said, accompanied their bid.
COALING VESSEL'S AT SEA.
Test of a Device for Londincr Ships
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Commander A. B.
II. Lllllo has been assigned to duty on
the collier Marcellus. The collier will go
to sea in about ten days to test the new
device of coaling vessels at sea. She will
have a crew made up of sailors from the
battleship Indiana. The device consists
of a single cable running around two
drums, one on the collier and one on the
vessel that is to receive tho coal. Basket
cars containing the coal are sent from ship
to ship, the cable by automatic action re
The test will be made on the battleship
Massachusetts, which will accompany the
Marcellus outside Sandy Hook.
WIFE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Jealousy Provokes n Railway Detec
tive to Fearful Crime,
CHICAGO, Nov. 2. Andrew II. Patter
son, a railroad detective, shot and instantly
killed his wife and then placed the barrel
of his revolver in his mouth and blew
vhe top of his head off early this morning
In Bartels Hotel, State and Harrison Streets.
In a letter Patterson explained that he
was tired of living such a life and added
that jealousy had caused him to commit
murder and suicide.
CORN MEAD EXPLODED.
One Man Badly llnrt and the Mill
LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 2. A mysterious
explosion occurred at the grist mill of
J. Frank Weaver a t New Providence,
which destroyed two grindstones, damaged
some of the machinery and injured two of
Mr. Weaver was inspecting the corn
meal as it came from tho spout leading
from tho hopper. He noticed sparks is
suing from the hopper and in an instant
the whole building was enveloped in a
blinding flash. The explosion was of a
most unusual character. A large Minne
apolis mill was recently destroyed in the
No Smallpox In Porto Rico.
ALBANY. Nov. 2. The State health au
thorities today received advices under date
of October 24 from George G. Graff, tecre
tary of the Porto Rico board of health,
giving the following satisfactory account
of sanitary conditions on the Island: "I
have the honor to inform you that the ex
istence of a single case of smallpox is at
this moment unknown on the Island. Nine
months ago a. serious epidemic was threat
ened, and the disease prevailed over tho
Island. Since then S00.000 vaccinations have
oeen performed. It is possible to stamp
out smallpox In Spanlsh-Americnn coun
tries. There has not been a case of yellow
fever all summqr. No serious diseases
have followed the hurricane of August 8."
Killed hj a. Runaway Team.
EASTON, Md., Nov. 2. Information has
been received here by the relatives of Wal
lace Heather that he had been killed at
Victor. Col., where he had been living for
some time. A runaway team threw him
from his carriage and broke his neck. He
was twenty-five years old. He was the son
of the late David Heather, of Easton, and
uvea iicre until two years "&"
Died on His Son's Grave.
WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 2. Arthur A.
Wilson, bead bookkeeper for Farnum &
Co., of Philadelphia, went from that city
today to Barrett's Chapel, Kent county,
Del., and there, on the grave of his son,
recently buried, he shot himso'.f fatally in
tno head. He loft a note saying he was
tired ot a life ot suffering.
Norfolk Jt Washington Steamboat Co.
DeliBhtful autumn trips daily at 6:30 p. m. to ,
Old Point Comfort, Newport New. Norfolk, and j
Virginia ueacJi. Fur scheuuie, ": 1" -
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THE HEBEASKA CAMPAIGN
The Fusionisfs Concentrating Their
Energies in Omaha.
Neither Side Lotlngr a Moment In the
FiKTht, IVItich Will Not Cca.se Until
the Polls Close Colonel Bryan
"Will End Ills Speechmnklnp: To
morrow Republican Predictions.
OMAHA. Neb., Nov. 2. Colonel Bryan
spoke at five places In the northern part
of the State today, and stopped at Chadron
tonight. Ho had a fair-sized crowd at each
place. Tomorrow he starts with his spe
cial train again, and continues until Sat
urday night, when he closes the campaign
in tho State with a big rally at Lincoln.
Monday he will talk some in Iowa and then
return to vote. As the time for opening
the polls draws nearer it is clear that the
fight will be carried right up to the very
close of the voting booths. There is no dis
puting the fact that the fight Is to be a
close contest in every sense of the word.
Many people three months ago refused to
believe that a campaign of any conse
quence could bo worked up by either side
in the State, because of the enormous in
crease In the volume of business. In this
all were mistaken, because the Interest
manifest is second to no campaign the
State has ever known.
Every hour improves the situation for
the Democratic forces, but neither side is
losing a moment in the hot fight. A good
deal of money is now being bet by both
sidos on the result. The Assistant Secre
tary of War, Mr. Melklejohn, and Senator
John M. Thurston, both assert now that
the State will give a Republican plurality
of not less than 10,000, purely on war is
sues. They do not pretend that it is a
test of freo silver strength in Nebraska,
but both agree that it means the elimina
tion or preservation of Colonel Bryan po
litically. These two Republicans are prob
ably better Informed as to the situation
than any others of their party in the State
Senator Thurston says many silver men
are voting with the Republicans, because
of their desire to support the Administra
tion which finds itself in an annoying posi
tion. The Fuslonlsts are concentrating
their energy in Omaha now, in the hope
of carrying the county election. They are
also working hard in tho Sixth Congres
sional district, and they will surely win.
The report that Colonel Bryan was in
jured in a runaway last night was exagr
gerated. While driving from St Paul to
Loup City the wagon turned partially over,
Colonel Bryan: was forced to get out of
his seat rather hurriedly, but was not hur:.
STILL APTER MR. ROBERTS.
The Petition of the "Women of Car
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2. Tho
Woman's Home Missionary Society, ot the
Carlisle Presbytery, today adopted this
resolution, which was offered by Mrs.
George Norcross, of Carlisle: "In view of
the fact that Brlgham H. Roberts, Representative-elect
for the State of Utah, is a
criminal, living in open defiance of tho
civil as well as the moral law, and believ
ing that to allow him a seat among our
lawmakers would be to abet and encourage
the crime perpetrated by Mormonism; be
lieving such a step would be a menace to
the social institutions upon which all true
government is founded, we, as patriots
and Christians do protest to his holding
such a seat, and do implore our Represen
tatives to expel him from that honorable
Congressman Olmsted will be requested
to present the resolution at the opening of
Congress. Mrs. Norcross urged the society
to do all in its power to secure a constitu
tional amendment prohibiting Mormons
from having representatives in Congres3.
MR. PORAKER DOTJBTPUL.
The Jones Movement Conceded to Be
Almost Over liblinlnur.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 2. Senator J. B.
Foraker, who closed the Republican cam
paign here last night, remained over to
day, being slightly 111. Asked as to Judge
Nash's prospects tonight he said: "I have
no hesitency in saying that I have some
fears for the success of the Republican
Mnlrnf tVlIo fnll Tint OT1 JlPCnllnt Of the OD-
position of the Democratic nominee, but j
because of the sentiment lor Mayor jonea,
the non-partisan candidate. I have found
the sentiment Is spreading rapidly. Two
weeks ago in Cincinnati the name of Mr.
Jones was scarcoly heard. I did not think
from all the talk I heard that he would
cut any figure in the fight. There were
only a few of his supporters known to
the party managers. But this has changed.
I have found, In the past week especially,
that the Jones sentiment has been spread
ing like wildfire. The city of Cincinnati
has seemed to be ablaze with it. I do not
know to what extent this will, spread
through the State, but I think tho situation
is anything but encouraging with such
things going on."
Steamer ATeuse Floated.
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 2. The steamer
Neuse, which has been ashore In Pamlico
Sound since the August hurricane, was sue.
cess,fully floated today with the aid of
dynamite. The vessel was Imbedded In
the sand, which was torn away by the ex
plosive, and steam blow-pipes forced tho
loo3ed sand from under the bull, the Neuse
floating Into deep water. Compressed air
Is being used to float the Clyde liner City
Prohibition In Georgia.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 2. A determined
effort is being made in the Georgia Legis
lature to enforce total prohibition through
out the State. A bill for this purpose is
now under consideration and there will be
a stubborn contest. The State is governed
by local option-, and It is doubtful if a
sufficient number of legislative votes can
be obtained to effect a change in the law.
The rural districts are strongly prohibi
tion. Prince Ranjlfslnhjl Protest.
LONDON, Nov. 3. Prince Ranjltslnhjl,
the cricket player, writes to the papers with
reference to the charge of discourtesy made
against blm by American players. He
says he is astonished that the complaint
was not made while he was In America.
He explains the absence of McLaren and
himself as due to illness. He has cabled
to the Metropolitan League asking for an
Front Expected In Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 2. The State
board of health, the mayor, and physicians
have issued a card to the public stating
that the danger ot yellow fever Is over,
and inviting all refugees to return here.
A storm has prevailed today, the tempera
ture was forty-two at noon, and a frost
seems certain tonight All quarantines have
Flynu'M UusIiicmm CoIIckc, Sth and 1C.
BuMneu, shorthand, typewriting $25 & jear.
Rent Htoelc In Poplar,
Soft jdlcw poplar, bet in town. F. LiLbc i. Co.
OPINIONS IN KENTUCKY.
Republicans and Bolter. Rail
Acrainst the Goehcl Machine.
LOUISVILLE, Nov. 2. Gen. W. S. Tay
lor, the Republican nominee for Governor
issued his first ejection statement today.
He said: "I feel absolutely eertain that if
the voice of the people is not stifled and
the ballot boxes of the State axe not
looted by the election machinery, Kentucky
will give the Republican ticket 50,000 ma
jority. In all my experience in politics I
have never seen such enthusiastic demon
stration on the part of the plain people to
rid themselves of anything, as there is to
pulverize the election machine. All classes
of people arp thoroughly aroused and de
termined to preserve our civil liberties.
This sentiment is cot confined to the Re
publican ranks. The Prohibitionists, the
Populists, the Independent Democrats, as
weii as the Republicans are all aroused
and determined to throttle this raoostrous
election machine, and much is due the
patriotic men in these organisations for th
strong public sentiment against the Goebel
Gen. P. Watt Hardin, who was defeated
for the Democratic gubernatorial Bocahm
tfon by William Goebel,, issued a statement
today In part as follows: "I am unaltera
bly opposed to all machine politics, whether
in the city, the county, the State, or the
nation. Wrong in principle, disastrous in
results. It is the reeking cesspool of corrup
tion in the city, the mildew of party poli
tics in the country, a poisonous excresence
upon the body politic. It destroys moral
ity, creates vice, and encourages crime.
It thrives and fattens upon blackmail.
Leprous by nature, its abode ia infamy,
from which it crawla forth during the
darkness of the night sHmlng all that it
touches, withering all that it passes, and
contaminating all that it approaches. By it
all honesty is ridiculed and condemned, and
dishonesty is commended and applauded.
Peculation in public office becomes the or
der of tho day and bribegivers and takers
the heroes of the hour.
"It openly rewards its guilty followers
for fidelity to its cause in utter contempt
of public approval and blackguards all de
cency that Is opposed to it, until respecta
bility shrinks from all association when its
triumph is complete. I call upon you be
fore it is too late to smash this machine."
But while the opposition storms and
fumes the regular Democrats are making
a vote-gettiri campaign and are certain
of the election.
THE CZAR'S VISIT POSTPONED.
Meeting; of the Emperors of Great
BERLIN, Nov. 2. The "Tageblatt"
learns that the Czar's visit to the Em
peror will not take place next Saturday,
but later on. The visit is of great political
significance, and is far from being a matter
of mere personal politeness. Count Mura
vleff will accompany the Caar, and the pre
sentations will be made by Herr von Bue
low. Minister of Foreign Affairs. The date
of Emperor William's trip to England will
not be decided on until after the Czar's
NEW TELEPHONE LINES.
Atlanta Connected "With "Washington
by Lonsr Distance AVIre.
ATLANTA, Nov. 2. Long distance tele
phone lines were opened yesterday between
Atlanta, New York, and Washington.
President McKlnley officially opened the
Atlanta and Washington branch, holding a
short conversation with Col. Robert J.
Lowry, of this city, who represented Gov
ernor Candler. Colonel Lowry congratu
lated the President on the sentiments ex
pressed In his recent Richmond speech, and
said that Atlantans were glad to hear the
President's voice in their city once more.
Mr. McKinley replied in like manner, ex
pressing his satisfaction at the manner in
which increased wire and railroad facili
ties wero bringing the country closer to
gether. THE QUARANTINE RAISED.
Health Oflleialx of Texan Take
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 2. State Health
Officer Blunt tonight issued an order rais
ing the quarantine on freight from New
Orleans nnd other yellow fever infected
points. Governor Sayres will tomorrow
issue a proclamation raising the quaran
tine in Its entirety. This action is taken
on account of the cool weather precluding
a further spread of the disease.
Attorney General Smith states that the
raising of the quarantine against New Or
leans will have no effect on the injunction
proceedings now pending in the United
States Supreme Court, in which the State
of Louisiana seeks to restrain the enforce
ment of the quarantine by the State of
Texas. The court will be given no official
notice of the raising of the quarantine, as
both parties to the proceedings are anx
ious that the question of jurisdiction should
be finally settled.
WEDDED IN NBWPORO?.
Miss SuHnn Williti;; Married to Fran
cis C. Lawrence.
NEWPORT, R. I.. Nov. 2. The wedding
of Miss Susan Willing, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward S. Willing, of Philadel
phia, to Mr. Francis C. Lawrence, ot New
York, took plaee at 11:15 this morning in
Trinity Church. The bride was given away
by her father. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence left
on their wedding trip at 1 o'clock and will
later join Col. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor
on their trip up the Nile.
Farmcru lloldinj; Cotton.
RALEIGH, N. C, Nov. 2. It is an
nounced that many farmers in the Caro
linas are holding their cotton for better
prices. The farmers in this section are
able to do this now. for the first time in
many years, because of their battered con
dition. They have prospered during the
last two years, and have been able to prac
tically lift themselves out of debt The
register of deeds, in this city says that
there are now practleally no crop liens or
mortgages given by farmers, not even to
The Forty-neventh Regiment Departs
HARRISBURG, Pa.. Nov. 2. The Forty
seventh Regiment left Camp Meade for
New York this evening 1.130 strong- Four
trains were necessary to move the regi
ment All the surplus equipment was
shipped yesterday. The regiment traveled
over the Philadelphia and Reading and
Jersey Central lines. Orders have been is
sued to take up the water mains and re
store the land at Camp Meade, in readiness
for turning It over to the owners.
"Whale Catches In Polar Sens.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Nov. 2. The
Arctic whale catch thus far reported by
the steamer Portland, seventeen days from
Cape Nome and Unalaska, is as follows:
Alexander, 7; Belena, 7: Bowhead, 6; Kar
luk 1- Belveeeedeere, 5; Thrasher, 6; Wil
liam Baylies, 9, Fearless. 0. Total, 50,
which will net about $250,000 for bone.
s:5.50 To Richmond and Re- !:.o(
turn via Pennsylvania Railrnnd.
Account unveili-uf of the Winnie Deris Mono
nwnt ami weetinif of United fnmsiitxfs ot the
Confederacy, tickets will be aold November 4, 5,
8, and S, good to return to Xoremiwr 18 inefct
srve. Best supply of MtlliiorU,
ti-mpktc In a'l deUi's. t:U .."d N T je.
America's Dnly Deftnetl fej tke
In a Preliminary Statement 9omt
ivO. to the PrenMoHt the Native
Are Deelnrotl te J iHOAimblo oC
Self-Govern moHt at tht PcatMnt
Time The Withdraw.! of th
Forees of the United Stnt AVoslO.
Mean AHarohy, Fa-Hewe lur s5r
pcan Intervention Our Oeetvtt4n
the OhIjt Guarantee ot I?iMHdin
and Pro t autism AjcaHt jfrVeethTn.
AgasTesaion Tle Lchoh mt .VejrrM.
Th sMfnbsrs o tie PM&pexB Comnls
aion bow in tfc Unstsd Statsa called i jwe
the Preaideai tats yestsrday afternoon aad
submitted their preliminary report for his
cossWerstfcm. The party consisted ot
Prof. Schurman. President ot the Com
mission: Admiral Dewey, Charles Dea
by. and Prof. Dean Worcester. Tfca
Conunissteoers remained in conference
with President McKiatey for nearly
two boos, and a complete and de
tailed explanation of conditions on the
islands was given the latter. The report
gives sn outline of conditions In the islands
as they are today and contains a synopsis
of all occurrences leading; np to the present
Insurrection. The document Is a plea far
American occupation until conditions are
such that the natives can care for them
selves in an intelligent manner.
The report, summarised, states that the
CosamlsstoBerB are convinced that under
present conditions the people are not cap
able ot self-government, and that the
withdrawal of the American forces would
not only mean anarchy aad continued In
ternal warfare, but would result in :ae in
tervention of the European powers, aad tae
eventual division of the arcnipelage asaong
The people are uneducated and possess
no national spirit, states the report, and
the only hope for enlightenment is the
further occupation by American forces.
Already good government has been estab
lished in many portions of the Island t
Luzon. All is peace and quiet In Manila.
The document affirms the statement that
Admiral Dewey had never promised in
dependence to Agninaldo. The insurrei'tion
most be anally crushed in Luzon, aad
American control is the only nope far
peace and order. The report follow.
To the President:
Sir: The undersigned Commissioners ap
pointed by yon te investigate affairs in tie
Philippine Islands, and te report the resale
of their investigatlona. together with sueh
recommendations as might in their judg
ment be called for by the conditions which
should be found to exist in these islands.
have the honor to submit the follow Ins;
preliminary statement la compliance with
During all its stay in Manila the Coin
mission was engaged in hearing the state
ments of leading and prominent men.
bankers, lawyers, railroad men. shipown
ers, capitalists, educators, and. in fu:t,
men of all classes as to all the topics of
interest in the islands.
In nationality thene persons were
Spanish, English, German, American, Aus
trian, and natives of the islands. Almost
every subject touching the islands was
fully and systematically gone into: Gov
ernment, law, currency, the Chinese psss
tion, education, mines, railroads, com
merce, public lands, church property ag
riculture, forestry, meteorology. eU The
opinions of the witnesses were freely
taken as to the capability of the Filipinos
for self-government, as to the form of
government which weald best suit these,
as to their habits, easterns, condition, and
intelligence. The Commission al o assist
ed in establishing municipal governments
in many towns, reference to welch will
hereafter be made.
In addition the Commission received; a
great number of papers and commnalca
tions on many pending questions.
These interviews were taken damns in.
shorthand, and they, and the papers above
mentioned, will form a part at on anal
The members of the Conmdaaton mJended
freely with the native and foreign, sectety
at Manila and at other points which were
visited, and sought in that mode to ac
Books and newspapers were freely con
sulted. Under proper heads the views at the
Commission, as derived from the sewces
stated, wilt be aereerter set oat in fntt,
An lllstoriaal Skittah.
Prior to ISMw divers rebefliONa aad
broken oat against Spanish rnjsv fen at
this time we are cbienj eoneemedl with the
one which, occurred in that year. This
movement was in no sense an attempt to
win independence, bat was merely an effort
o obtain relief from abuses which were
rapidly growing intolerable. The reforms
demanded are set forth in a proclamation
by one of the insurgent leaders. They were
1. Expulsion of the friars and restitution
to the townships of the lands which the
friars had appropriated. Dividing the In
cumbencies held by then, as weO as tea
Episcopal sees equally between pesdnsaJar
and Insular secular priests.
2. Spain to concede to the Filipinos par
liamentary representation, freedom of the
press toleration ot all religious sects, laws
common with hers, and administrative and
3. Equality in treatment and pay between
peninsular and insular civil servants.
I. The restitution of alt lands appro
priated by the friars to the townships or
to the original owners, or in default of
finding such owners to put them op at pub
lic auction in small lota of a value within
the reach of all and payable within four
5. Abolition of the Government's, author
ity to banish citizens as well as att ealost
measures against Filipinos; legal eaoality
for all persons whether peninsular or In
sular, under the civil as veil as the penal
It must be admitted that these were
good grounds for demanding these re
forms. Oh paper the Spanish system of
government was tolerable, hot In practice
every Spanish Governor did what he suw
fit regardless of the law. The Spaniard
themselves acknowledged the esistlsnee of
wrongs, but they were powerless to cor
rect them. Spain did nothing to quiet the
Filipino people, and granted nothing which
justice demanded. The press was nasler
strict censorship and supported aad ap
plauded whatever the Spaniards dM aad the
evil deeds of men in the Government wre
hidden in order not to east the ptsafdga
A powerful adjunct to the revotattanary
movement was the Katipuaaa Society. TWa
order was patterned on the Masonic order.
It was a secret society aad had about Mt,
000 members, who were In the main rial
dents of the Tagalog piovlno 2U1 . f fthe
frank Uliliey Co. nnote lowest
ir 1 tviat.s tth and Y .we.