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Two Thousand British With Six
Large Cannon Forced to Sur
render to the Boers
Queen Victoria Is Credited With Ex
pressing Sincere Pity tor Gen Sir
George Stewart White
The Government Officials Are in Nowise
Inclined to Jud e Hirn Harshly The
Public However htiil Severely
Critcz the General
London Nov 1 There was a con
tinuous stream of callers at the war
office until a late hour everbody anx
iously inquiring- regarding Mondays
casualties but the war office declared
that nothing had been received since
Sir George Whites dispatch communi
cating the news of the capture of the
Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Glouces
tershire regiment
The disaster has caused a feeling
akin to consternation in Gloucester
shire and the north of Ireland where
the captured regiments were recruited
the blackest ploom prevails fami
lies awaiting with beating hearts the
names of the killed and wounded
which are fully expected to reach a
high figure Many homes are already
in mourning in consequence of losses
sustained by these regiments in pre
vious engagements
Public anxiety was increased by a
special dispatch from Ladysmith pub
lished in the late editions of the Lon
don afternoon papers to the effect that
before darkness Monday the Boers re
occupied the old position held by their
heavy artillery which Gen White had
reported silenced by the guns of the
naval brigade from the Powerful and
had opened fire again The dispatch
further says
The enemy are again closing in and
the situation is one of grave anxiety
Beyond doubt the Boer retirement
Monday was a ruse to draw Gen
White into the hilly country and away
from the British camp
This last sentence is significant and
confirms the opinion of militarj ex
perts that Gen White is allowing him
self to be outgeneraled by Command
ant Gen Joubert
From the scanty advices received up
to 11 oclock p m it seems tolerably
certain that the disaster was a simple
repetition of the battle of Majuba hill
though on a larger scale The two
regiments were allowed to march into
a trap set for them It is simply a
case of Boer spider and British fly In
-fact -the whole engagement of Mon
day seems to have been brought on by
Commandant Gen Joubert who skil
fully conceived a gigantic trap out of
which as the official dispatch shows
Sir George White only escaped with
Gen White advanced with the idea
of driving the Boers from the hill
seven miles out which Gen Joubert
made n ostentatious show of fortify
ing on Sunday
The Boer commander left a force suf
ficient to draw Gen Whiteon while the
mass of the Boers he moved stealthily
round the British right to deliver a
flank attack and to endeavor to cut off
Gen White from Ladysmith The
British commander succeeded in beat
ing off the attack but only with great
difficulty and during the turning
movements his troops suffered from a
flanking fire
Harsh things are said in military
circles of the British tactics which
have made possible the ambush of the
18th Hussars at Glencoe and now the
loss of two fine regiments
London Nov 2 The breakdown of
the Delagoa cable route combined with
the monopolization of the available
telegraph lines by the government and
Britisn staff officers is responsible for
the fact that nothing further has ar
rived from South Africa
An unconfirmed statment is publish
ed that Gen Sir Redvers Buller has
left Cape Town for Ladysmitn
The queen is credited with express
ing sincere pity for Sir George Stewart
White and the officials are in nowise
inclined to judge him harshly So far
as the public is concerned however
while gratification is felt at the
manner in which the isolated
battalions surrendered there is still
severe criticism for Gen White and
Lieut Col Carleton for allowing the
column to get out of touch for the ab
sence of nroper scouting and for not
retiring when the ammunition was
lost In favor of Lieut Col Carleton
the explanation is hazarded that he
believed it was imperative to the suc
cess of Gen Whites operations that he
should hold the position at Nicholsons
Loving Cup to Follow
New York Nov 2 Sir Thomas Lip
ton sailed Wednesday for his home in
England He received a surprising
tribute of the esteem in which he is
held by a great maDy people in a kind
of triumphal march through several
downtown streets a great reception at
the American line pier where he went
on board the St Louis and a series of
informal receptions from thousands of
people He aXso received word of the
presentation of the loving cup which
will be ready and will be iorwarded to
JUim by Christmas
The Tajralos Chiefs Have Made Overtures
to Gen Otis 1 hey Offer to submit
to Our Authority
Washington Nov 2 Mail advices
to the war department indicate im
portant negotiations in the Mohamme
dan section of the archipelago outside
the much discussed territory of Sulu
Through the efforts of Mr K Engelsk
jon a gentleman of Norwegian birth
who enjoys the confidence of the
Tagalo chiefs in Mindanao over
tures of peace have been made
to Gen Otis at Manila Min
danao is almost equal in
area to Luzon being one of
the two great islands of the
Philippines The Mohammedans there
number 150000 Spain has maintained
little more than nominal sovereignty
Thirty of these chies held a confer
ence with Mr Engelskjon at Zambo
anga and drew up a form of treaty
proposing terms of peace They have
suffered greatly from the inroads of
the Moros and offer to submit to the
authority of the United States on the
sole condition that sufficient American
garrisons be established in the island
to protect them
These proposals were submitted to
Gen Otis on the arrival of Mr Engel
skjon but what action has been taken
is not yet known An escaped Spanish
prisoner from the insurgent lines
north of Manila has arrived at Angeles
He confirms the report that the in
surgents are running short of
Mauser ammunition and are un
able to refil cartridge of this
class He says however that they
are well supplied with Remington am
munition which they manufacture for
themselves They also manufacture
dynamite and powder from petroleum
and salt which is shipped to them
from Manila and taken into their lines
at night Of the 14 American prisoners
held by the insurgents at Tarlac the
rebels claim that four have accepted
commissions in the insurgent army
Two Scotchmen named McKinley
and Macintosh haveescaped from the
rebels They say that the insurgents
claim to have 250 Americ an prisoners
scattered throughout various towns
but they knew of none person ally ex
cepting Lieut Gilmore an d his 14 sail
ors The insurgents say however
that they have two American officers
in confinement besides Lieut Gil
Col Smith at Angeles has sent to
Gen MacArthur a placard in Spanish
which was found nailed to a tree out
side the line It was an appeal to the
colored troops to join the insurgents
in the fight for freedom and referred
to Your brothers Sam Hose and
Gray whose blood calls aloud for
The Vice President of the United States
is Critically 111 Heart and stomach
Trouhle the Cau e
New Yolk Oct 31 Vice President
Hobart who has been ill for weeks at
his home in Paterson N J suffered a
relapse Monday morning He had a
succession of choking spells resulting
from an imperfect action of the heart
an old affliction complicated with in
fiamation of the stomach
New York Nov 1 A bulletin is
sued at 9 a m Wednesday from the
residence of Vice President Hobart at
Paterson says Mr Hobart passed a
comfortable night slept fairly well
no change in his condition from yes
Paterson N J Nov 2 Vice Pres
ident Hobarts wonderful vitality
stood him in good stead Wednesday
and notwithstanding he took little
nourishment he was unusually bright
Wednesday evening and asked Mrs
Hobart to read him the newspapers
On Trial for Triple Murder
Kansas City Mo Nov 2 Levi
Moore a fishm onger in the city mar
ket who last May shot and killed Jen
nie Campbeil Ella Landis and Anna
Mish was placed on trial in the crim
inal court here Wednesday Moore
killed the Campbell woman because
she had jilted him and shot the other
two because he thought they were try
ing to interfere All three were mar
ried women Moores wife who had
left him and at the time was living in
Alabama with her children is here
and will be one of the witnesses
Christian socialists
Cumberland Wis Not 2 A colony
of 100 Germans who call themselves
Christian socialists have purchased
4000 acres of land on the Chippewa
Falls and Northern branch of the
Omaha railroad northeast of this city
and have established a station called
Soronau They are building large
houses and barns and will work their
land on the co operative socialistic
plan They are a religious sect who
came from the north of Germany
Napoleons Prophecy
Berlin Nov 2 Several of the pa
pers commenting on the British de
feat at Ladysmith say that Napoleons
prophecy that South Africa will be the
grave of Englands empire has a
chance of being fulfilled
The Firt -now at Milwaukee
Milwaukee Wis Nov 2 The first
snow of the season for this city fell
Wednesday night Twenty five vessels
sought shelter inside the government
pier Wednesday and only the regular
line boats made their schedule trips
He Recommends a Large Reduction in
the United States Troops in the
Santiago Department Cuba
Washington Nov 2 The war de
partment Wednesday made public the
report of Brig Gen Leonard Wood
commanding the department of Santi
ago Cuba which is in addition to
what has already been made public
from this office
Gen Wood gives an interesting ac
count of the sanitar reforms put in
force and the good effect in reducing
the extent of yellow fever smallpox
and other disease I n discussing
present conditions he says 1 believe
that the best and most trust
worthy element of the population is
entirely friendly and in thorough ac
cord with the military authorities
The only element causing friction is
the unscrupulous political element
composed of certain unpri ncipied agi
In view of this friendly atitude of
the population Gen Wood reccommends
a large reduction in the United States
troops in the Santiago department
His recommendation in this respect is
as follows
The people being extremely friend
ly and quiet the garrison may safely
be reduced to the lowe st point con
sistent with efficiency This I think
will be accomplished by having in the
province two squadrons of cavalry and
two battalions of infantry In other
words I recommend the withdrawal
in the near future of one squadron of
the 10th United States cavalry and one
battalion of the 5th United States in
fantry these to be snt to the United
States as home or depot battalions of
the regiments serving in this depart
Gen Wood urges that the younger
officers be chosen for subordinate com
mands in Cuba
There Was a Decrease Our njj the Month
of October of 92376199 Total
Debt SI 146629S81
Washington Nov 2 The monthly
statement of the public debt issued
Wednesday shows that at the close of
business October 31 1899 the debt less
cash in the treasur amounted to 81
146629581 a decrease dur ing the month
of 82 276 199 This decrease is account
ed for bv the increase in theamountof
cash on hand and the increased re
demption of national bank notes The
debt s recapitulated as follows
Interest bearing debt 81046049020
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity 1210030 debt bearing no
interest 9888702071 total 1436021
This amount however does not in
clude 656064903 in certificates and
treasury notes outstanding which are
offset by an equal amount of cash on
hand The cash in the is
classified as follows Gold 379817
315 silver 1400499278 paper 648S2
082 bonds deposits in national bank
depositaries disbursing officers bal
ance etc 83957222 Total 1025
153849 against which there are de
mand liabilities outstanding amount
ing to 735 764309 which leaves a net
cash balance in the treasury of 289
Annual Report of Chief Examiner Serven
Several Important Changes Will
lie Made for Next Year
Washington Nov 2 Chief Exam
iner Serven of the civil service com
mission in his annual report made
public Wednesday saj s 48503 persons
were examined for entrance to the
government service Not quite 75 per
cent of the candidates passed The
commission has decided to abolish the
internal revenue boards of examiners
and examinations formerly conducted
by them will be hereafter conducted
by examiners sent from Washington
Owing to the increased demand for
special tests the ordinary exam
inations for custom house and in
ternal revenue branches and for
first class post offices will be held here
after only once a year
It is pointed out that out of a total
of 4414 appointments to the depart
mental and government printing serv
ices 784 were women and that of the
24213 women who have passed exam
inations during the last ten -ears
3475 or over 14 per cent have been
appointed The report recommends
the establishment by the commission
of a standard of general intelligence
which could b considered as a pre
liminary test
Portagl Mar Send Troop
London Nov 2 The Portuguese
government according to a dispatch
from Oporto to the Daily Mail has de
cided to send no troops to Delagoa bay
before the end of December unless the
frontier of Portuguese East Africa
should be threatened
Only One Life Saved
Philadelphia Nov 2 A dispatch
received by the Maritime Exchange
here Wednesday from Charleston S C
says the steamer George L Col well
Capt Gaskill from Fernandina for
New York has foundered The cap
tain is the only one saved
George W Aguiualdo
Hong Kong Nov 2 Mrs Aguinaldo
has given birth to a son Aguinaldo
had a great christening ceremony and
named the boy George Washington
Military Forees Now in the Service at the
United States Regular Armr 64586
Volunteers 34574 Total 99160
Washington Nov 2 The annual
report of the adjutant general of the
army Brig Gen Corbin to the secre
tary of war was made public Wednes
day Aside from the strictly techni
cal recital of all the details of a busy
year in military life the report gives
much information of an interesting
general character and submits numer
ous recommendations for the better
ment of the service
Gen Corbin sums up the military
forces now in the service of the United
states army as follows
Regular arm y 84586 volunteers 34
574 total 99160 The regular estab
lishment consists of ten regi
ments of cavalry seven of ar
tillery and 25 of infantry The
volunteer establishment consists of
one regiment of cavalry 24 of infantry
and a Porto Rico battalion
The distribution of these troops up
to October 1 last was as follows
In the United States 34220 Porto
Rico 3303 Cuba 11187 Philippines
32315 en route to the Philippines 17
099 Alaska 499 Hawaiian Islands 400
Gen Corbin adds the following to
the summary
It is expected that by December 1
next all the infantry regimenisUnited
States volunteers shown above as in
the United States will have sailed for
the Philippine Islands These with the
troops now there will give a total
strength of 2117 officers and 63608 en
listed men an aggregate of 65725
Gen Corbin pays a tribute to the of
ficers of the new colored regiments
drawn from the non commissioned of
ficers of the colored regiments in the
regular army or from those who saw
service in the war with Spain and
says it is believed the best equipped
men of our colored citizens have been
The pay of all officers below the
grade of brigadier general should be
incftased at least 33 per cent while
on duty in Cuba or our new posses
Most of these gentlemen have
families that they are unable to have
with them and therefore are com
pelled to maintain two establishments
Also that provision be made that all
officers below the grade of major gen
eral who retire by reason of age or
Wmnds received in action shall do so
on the next grad- above the rank held
by them in the regular army on the
date of their retirement
As the increase in the army calls for
an additional of military
academy cadets to fill vacancies it is
recommended that the president be
authorized to appoint ten annually
and that two be appointed at large
from each state
Satisfaction is expressed that the
army canteen embarrassment has
been removed from the war depart
ment by the action of congress in es
abllshing certain restrictions
The condition of the artillery service
especia ly of tke seacoast the report
describes as not altogether satisfac
tory it is oeiieveu tnat the time has
arrived when the artillery branch of
the service should be reorganized and
the fieid artillery separated from that
engaged in the coast defense It is
recommended that the regimental or
ganization of the artillery be auoiished
and that a corps of field artillery and
of seacoast artillery be provided for
separate and distinct from each other
In a resume Gen Corbin says The
regular army is now practically at a
maximum as are also tue volunteer
regiments The work incident to ail
these changes brought about by the
acts aforesaid involving the enlist
ment of 23S500 volunteers the in
crease of the regular army from 26000
to 62000 its subsequent reduction and
then again its increase to 65000 neces
sitating numerous orders and in
structions bearing on the same to say
nothing of the complete military
record of every officer and man of this
large force threw upon this office
work the magnitude of which can not
be understood until undertaken That
this work has been done with accuracy
and intelligence is now history All
credit is due to the assistants and the
clerical force of the office
The report also ca Is attention to the
fact that not a single life has been lost
by accident incident to travel in the
course of all transportation to the
Philiur ines
Woman and Two Children Burned to
Joplin Mo Nov 2 News has reach
ed here that Mrs Pilligree and two
children nave been burned to death
near Tiff McDonald county It seems
that the baby fell into a cauldron of
hot apple butter and that the mother
and another child was fatally burned
trying to rescue it The baby was
dead when taken out and the other
two members of the family ded soon
New liank at Harberton
Washington Nov 2 Controller
Dawes Wednesday authorized the
First national bank of Barberton O
to begin business with a capital stock
of t850000 The officers are Presi
dent Ed M Buel cashier Frederick
Fire in Toledo O
Toledo O Nov 2 Fire broke out
in the mammoth works of the Lion
coffee plant Wednesday night and
caused a loss of perhaps 87500 before
it could be extinguished
Many Houses at Wrightsville and Carolina
Beach Destroyed Entailing Loss of
Many Thousands of Dollars
Wilmington N C Nov L Autnori
tative reports from Wrightsville and
Carolina Beach says the northeaster
which prevailed all of Monday reach
ed the heighth of its fury in that vi
cinity at 4 oclock Tuesday morning
Much property was destroyed but no
loss of life has been reported At
Wrightsville there are 60 odd cottages
and of this number 15 are a total loss
and the others badly damaged The
loss is estimated at from 20000 to
25000 The trestle of the Wilming
ton Seacoast railroad and traek aggre
gating in extent about three miles is a
wreck and tne damage is estimated at
from 10000 to 50 000
At Wrightsville sound on the main
land one mile this side of the beach
considerable damage was done and
this loss is estimated at several thou
sand The two large summer hotels
on the beach were not destroyed but
were damaged to some extent
At Carolina beach near the mouth
of the river there are about 25 cot
tages boat and club houses and also
a large hotel About 18 of these were
totally destroyed and the remaining
ones were badiy damaged This loss
is placed at from 12000 to 15000
Both beaches were for unately desert
ed on account of the season
A special to the Wilmington Star
from Southport says that there was
considerable damage along the water
front there by the storm but no loss
of life is reported A small passenger
steamer and a tug were beached No
other news or reports of damage to
shipping lias reached here
The Clyde steamer New York Capt
Ingrain arrived from New York Tues
day afternoon She encountered the
storm off Frying Pan lightship but
rode it out with only slight damage to
her cargo of general merchandise
The damage in this city along the
wharves by reason of the high tide
Tuesday morning will be quite heavy
The maximum velocity of the wind
here was about 60 miles an hour
At the beaches and at Southport
the velocity was estimated at from 75
to 90 miles per hour
The Ihilipp e ommUsioi Says 1 hey
Are Not ortli Negotiating For as
They Are of No Material Benefit
Washington Nov 1 The islands
in the Philippine group referred to iu
the Madrid dispatch as not having
been included in the treaty ceding the
archipelago to the United States are
not regarded by the members of the
Philippine commission as of any im
portance and no regret they say
need be felt if the statement
should prove correct The opinion
was expressed by one of the
commissioners Tuesday night that the
islands referred to are not worth
negotiating for as the would not be
of any material benefit They are not
thickly populated and their commerce
is small as the islands are out of the
way of the regular ocean travel The
terms of the pence treaty placed the
northern boundary of the limit of ces
sion along or near the 20ih parallel of
north hititrde The islands of the
Batanes group are north of latitude
20 and if the parallel should be
strictly adhered to they would not
fall within the scope of the treaty A
careful study of the maps prepared in
Manila for the use of the commission
ers fail to disclose the Catalian islands
The suggestion is made that the terri
tory meant is the Calayan islands be
longing to the Babuyan group which
iying south of the 20th parallel come
within the scope of the treaty
She Was Taken Out on Her Builders Trial
Trip lueoiay The Sea Was Heavy
and the Wind High
Newport News Va Nov 1 The
first class battleship Kentucky went
out on her builders trial trip Tuesday
morning The sea was heavy and the
wind high These conditions prevail
ed all day preventing any attempt at
record running Under forced draught
and in a wind blowing 30 miles an
hour the Kentucky attained a speed
of 16tf knots or one third knot more
than required by contract The Ken
tucky returned and anchored off Old
Point at 6 pm the high wind render
ing it unwise to attempt to enter the
river Tuesday night
she Ended the Fight
Sycamore 111 Nov 1 Peter Wii
dren of Virginia while drunk Mon
day night attacked his two stepdaugh
ters with a knife While he was slash
ing the older girl the younger picked
up a hammer and buried it in Wil
reTs skull inflicting a serious wound
and ending the battle Wiidren will
Check From the J ederal Government
Lincoln Neb Nov 1 Gov Poyn
ber has received a check from the fed
eral government for 1499685 to reim
burse the state for its expense in mob
ilizing three regiments for the wai
with Spain
American schooner Ashore
Nassau New Providence Nov 1
The American schooner Celina Capt
Murray of Bath Me from Philadel
phia October 9 for Galveston is ashore
aff Abaco and signaling for assistance
but is not approachable
Duly Feed
Man and Steed
Feed your nerves also on pure blood
if you vjould have them strong Men
and vjomen Tvho are nervous are so be
cause their nerves are starved When
they make their blood rich and pure
vjith Hoods Sarsaparilla their nervous
ness disappears because the nerves are
properly fed Remember
Too Late
A horseman burst into the prison yard
Reprieved he shouted and waved a
paper aloft
Too late replied the warden sadly
is the man hanged already
No but he has eaten the hearty break
fast of ham and eggs coffee and potatoes
Executive clemency was all right in its
place but it could not be suffered to inter
fere with the conventional course of events
Yes the horsemans steed was undeniably
foaming but even that availed little or noth
ing under the circumstances Detroit Jour
Jason Crow Oscarville Ca Sys
I feel it my duty to write and let you
know what your medicine 5 Drops has
done for me I have had rheumatism about
18 years but was able to be up most of the
time until a year ago last May when I was
taken down and not able to move about
About six weeks ago I saw your advertise
ment and wrote for a sample bottle After
taking a few doses it did me so much good
that I ordered some more for myself and
friends and in every case it has done won
ders and given perfect satisfaction Dr
Woodliff my family physician who has had
rheumatism 15 years is taking 5 Drops and
says it is the most efficient rheumatic med
icine he has ever used May 31 1899
The above refers to 5 Drops a perfect
cure for rheumatism kidney and all kin
dred complaints The proprietors Swan
son Rheumatic Co 164 Lake St Chicago
offer to send a 25c sample bottle for only
10c during the next 30 days Be sure to read
their advertisement of last week
A New York society dame who is an ar
dent upholder of the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animals owns a little
fox terrier of which she is exceedingly fond
A man who called on her the other day was
admiring the dog and asked her mistress
how she with all her humane theories could
have allowed the cruel dog fancier to cut off
Snaps tail and ears to the fashionable de
gree of brevity The dame drew herself up
and replied with some hauteur
My dear sir Snap expected it Every
thoroughbred fox terrier expects to have
his tail and ears shortened And that
humbled man went away saying to himself
Thats the first time I ever thought of
noblesse oblige as applying to fox ter
riers Cincinnati Enquirer
To Los Angeles and Southern Cali
Every Friday night at 1035 p m a
through Tourist Car for Los Angeles and
Southern California leaves the Chicago
Milwaukee St Paul Railway Union Pas
senger Station Chicago via Omaha Col
orado Springs and Salt Lake City for all
points in Colorado Utah Nevada and Cal
In addition to the regular Pullman por
ter each car is accompanied by an intelli
gent competent and courteous courier
who will attend to the wants of passengers
en route This is an entirely new feature
of tourist car service and will be appreci
ated by families or by ladies traveling
alone Particular attention is paid to the
care of children who usually get weary on a
long journey
These tourist cars are sleeping cars sup
plied witli all the accessories necessary to
make the journey comfortable and pleasant
and the berth rate each berth will accom
modate two persons is only 000 from Chi
cago to California Ask the nearest ticket
agent for a tourist car folder or address Geo
H Ilea fiord General Pass and Ticket
Agent Cnicago 111
She Enjoyed It
Tey had been sitting together for half
an hour
1 have enjoyed our conversation so
much she exclaimed as she rose to go
It is so restful to talk with you
And after she had left him he remembered
that he hadnt been able to get in ten words
edgewise throughout the whole conversa
tion Somerviile Journal
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Railroad Tickets sold on November 29
and 90 limited to December 1 for return
Ask your nearest C H D agent for full
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Oh yes he hates all women I won
der what particular woman he began with
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