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AS VIEWED IN
GREAT_BRITAIN
Queen's Rule Throughout South Af?
rica Must Be Absolute.
A THRILLING SCENE
Wliiit will Whim ?lo Next? Hie Ab?
? orblUK <IiiomII?ii- Ilm'? >, Noltf llli
? tiiiKlluif rrldny?a Kciiular, nrn
Kxppolcil (<> Holum to Fray \\ Uli
HciloablrU Atf?rt?MlTonf>??-f*p?1pn?
litiloits na (o rinn? of Opposing
l'ommnndcr?-AIiimUiiu Motlu* VI
voutll.
(Special London Cable Lotter. Copy?
righted 1809 The Associated Press.)
London. October 21.?The stirring de?
velopments of the week form a vivid
contrast to that wearisome period o?
procrastination and suspense which
preceded the outbreak of the war.
Through her parliament England has
quickly and dramatically sanctioned the
momentous action of the cabinet, the
first battle worthy of the name has been
fought, and an army corps, England's
greatest military effort In this century,
Ik now on the way, bent umii adminis?
tering an eternal quietus to South Afri?
can unrest.
A TRILLING SCENE.
The thrilling scene In the House of
Commons of a member of the cabinet
making an Impassioned defense of his
own honesty against'the imputation of
deliberately Involving England In war
and the far-reaching significance of the
intimation by the cautious Prime Min?
ister that England's rule throughout the
whole of South Africa must be abso?
lute; and many other striking points In
an cDOch-maklng week have been al?
most entirely obscured by the over?
whelming Interest of the chary, meagre
bulletins bearing date at Ladysmlth
that tell of victory and of how many
died to gain It.
NATIONAL ATTENTION RIVETED.
Glencoe and Ladysmlth irresistibly
rivet notional attention; and when the
average Britisher tires of lauding the
pluck that won Friday's battle and still
keeps the flag flying over Mafeking, he
coverta to the universal query, "What
will White do next'/"
Sir Redvers Buller, last week's Idol,
has almost passed out of the popular
mind, although that general, despite
the fact that ho Is In mid-ocean and
unaware of what befell the Boers at
Glencoe, appears to be the main factor
In the situation. The Associated Press
Is reliably Informed that his last act be?
fore leaving was to cable Sir George
Stcwnrt White forbidding any British
advance pending the arrival of the ar?
my corps.
GENERAL PULLER'S PROHIBI
BITION.
It is understood in army circles that
General White believed himself quite
strong enough to advance through
Lalngs Nek. Sir Rcdvers Buller's prohi?
bition. If carried out, resolves all prog?
nostication Into tho simple statement
that upon the extent of Boer aggres?
siveness depends the number and na?
ture of the engagements tlint are to
mark the next month's lighting.
THE BOERS ARE STUBBORN.
Probably the Boer movement will be
curbed by the defeat at Glencoe; but It
seems reasonable to believe, JudgiiTg"
from the determination nnd fanaticism
of the Boer forces, that they will soon?
er or later?any wny before Buller's
corps takes the field?return to the fray
with redoubled aggressiveness In a des?
perate attempt to break the backbone
of General White's force, having pre?
viously endeavored to weaken it by
feint and flank movements.
GENERAL JOUBERT'S PLAN.
Such a supposition regarding the
Boer plans Is based upon the belief that
Commandant-General Joubert'e main
objective la to break up or rout General
White's command before the British re?
inforcements arrive. But it is possible
the wily Boer General has carefully
concealed strategy-which he Intends to
carry out in on unexpected direction,
and that the attack upon General
White on Friday was merely Intended
to deceive the British an to the main
objective. Reliable news from the Boer
side is so hard to secure in London that
it Is impossible to predict with nny de?
gree of certainty \vh"? t the next . few
weeks are likely to bring forth.
SIR REPJVERS HAS A PLAN, TOO.
The Associated Press learns that the
plans of Sir Redvers Buller, subject to
finding on his arrival that the com?
plexion of the campaign 1? not entirely
changed, nre to have four divisions,
each a little army in itself and each
capable of meeting the full strength of
the Boers. As his forces will exceed
eighty thousand men, this Is regarded
as feasible. With three armies he in-1
tends to Invade the Transvaal from
different points, personally leading the
principal force through the Free State,
sending the other to hold Natal.
EXPERT MILITARY OPINION.
Expert military opinion, as ascertain?
ed by the Associated Press, is Inclined
to favor a single line of operations, un?
less the Invader has a tremendous pre?
ponderance of strength. Although few
are willing to criticise general Buller's
admitted military genius without
knowledge of the information upon
which he has based his estimate of the
Boer forces, there Is a growing feeling
that the war will* eventually resolve it?
self into a guerilla campaign; and
many references are made In thin con?
nection to the progress of the Ameri?
can forces in the Philippines. Several
Englishmen who have lived among the
Boers, but who are now In London, as?
sert that the Boers will, never stick to
their artillery, and there Is a unani?
mous feeling nmong .those who know
the Transvaal and Us inhabitants that
the Boer artillery will cut a small fig?
ure after the. first month.
It is not believed that the Boers will
suffer so much by the loss of artillery
as might at first be thought. Uncum
bered by guns, they regain that mobil?
ity which, In the previous war, proved
such a thorn in the side of our organ?
ized troops.
CO-OPERATION.
A splendid instance of 1 the sponta?
neous co-operation of army and navy
Is given In the action of Captain Lamb
ton, commanding the British first-class
protected cruiser Powerful, while on the
way to the Cape. Calling at Mauritius,
he found a line regiment that had been
ordered to Durban unable to leave for
want of a transport. Without waiting
Instructions, he embarked the whole
regiment on board the Powerful and
landed them at Cnpe Town, making an
extra quick passage tor their benefit.
THE ALASKA MODUS VIVENDI.
The Saturday Review, commenting
upon the Alaska modus vivendi, says:
"The talk of Anglo-American good
will, which has been Indulged in even
more freely than usual during the
week, is mere moonshine so long as the
Alaska boundary question remains un?
settled. American obstinacy has re?
sulted In a temporary arrangement,
which Sir Louid Davics, the Canadian
Minister of Fisheries und Marine, says
cannot be dignified by the name of
modus vivendi. Such an arrangement
In itself is a menace. It may break
down at any moment; and what would
happen then. So far as diplomacy Is
concerned, we are at an absolute dead?
lock."
ANGLO-AMERICAN ENTENTE.
Despite the foregoing, there is no
doubt that the Anglo-American entente
has received much impetus by the ac?
tion of the United Stales Government
In undertaking to look out for British
Interests in the Transvaal; and, al?
though America's refusal to perform
that function would have raised a howl.
It does not deter the general feeling
from being one of satisfaction and
gratefulness to the Unitetd S-.ates.
UPTON'S FAILURE.
Sir Thomas Lipton's failure to win
the America's cup has caused scarcely
more than a passing regret; for the
British triumph In South Africa has
robbed that defeat of its sting. Public
Interest had also been practically kill?
ed by the repeated failures to bring off
the race and the forecasts of the
yachting experts -that the chances of
the Shamrock were slim. The most
noticeable feeling Is one of general sat?
isfaction that the contest ended with?
out a row.
A DASH FOR LIBERTY.
A CONDEMNED MURDERER'S
DEED IN ATLANTA.
fBy Telegranh to Virgin tan - Pilot.)
Atlanta. Go., October 21.?Edward C.
Flanagan, the DeKnlb county mur?
derer, broke from his cell in the DeKalb
county Jnil tills morning. As he dashed
through tile door and past tho guard,
who had the murderer's breakfast in bis
hands, he snatched up the two-year-old
baby of Sheriff Talley. Drawing a long
knife from his sleeve and clasping the
child to his half-clad breast tho pr.s
oner tied down the Jail stairway to?
ward the street and liberty.
Down one (light of steps and then
through n corridor leading to the sher?
iff's residence, the only avenue of es?
cape from the prison, Flanagan sped,
holding the crying child in his left arm
and brandishing his knife in his right
hand.
RECAPTURED.
But for the nresence of tho sheriff 1n
the corridor Flanagan would have es?
caped. Sheriff Talley happened to be
In the room into which Flanagan dash?
ed. Mrs. Talley, the child's mother,
was also in the room. The father and
mother simultaneously sprung upon the
escaplng prisoner, Mrs. Talley wielding
A brOom ?nTJ ine stieniL cintcbing
Flanagan by the neck.
BACK TO HIS CELL.
The guard camo running down the
steps at the same Instant in mirsuit of
the orlsoner and the three of them
overpowered Flanagan and tore the
child from his grasp. The sheriff then
drove him back up the steos and into
the cell at the point of his pistol.
FLANAGAN'S CRIME.
Flanagan has been confined in the
DeKalb Jail since last February, await?
ing a new trial on the chnrgre of mur?
dering Miss Ruth Slack, Mrs. Dlckson
Allen, attempting to murder George W.
Allen and Inflicting Injuries on the hit?
ter's father, Dixon Allen, from which he
afterwards died. Ho has been sen?
tenced to hansr, but on a plea of lun?
acy he has been allowed repeated trials.
i I ?*a;- of Trno? Hl?re<rurilrd.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Ovtober 21?The Secre?
tary of the Navy has received the fol?
lowing cablegram from Admiral Wat?
son, dated Manila to-day:
On October ICth the insurgents sur?
prised a boat's crew of four men from
the gunboat Mariveles, who, under a
white flag, were landing the non-com?
batants from a captured proa at Slco
gon Island. William Jurahka, boats?
wain's mate, first-class, was captured.
An armed crew of ten attempted a res?
cue unsuccessfully. Sidney Hoar, lands?
man, was fatally wounded; Frederick
Anderson, apprentice, first-class, se?
verely wounded in the groin; Nicholas
Farre. coxswain, wounded In the left
leg, slight. The Concord and Marive?
les will punish if possible.
M I. I.uil Opousn OS limit.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Nashville, Tonn., October 21.?Edward
Walker, the 19-year-old son of Dr. W.
L. Walker, ex-Representative from
Hickman county in the General Assem?
bly, went on an opossum hunt last
night. Not turning a search was made
and his body was found with a bullet
in the head. His death Is supposed to
have been the result of an accident.
Riild Ormncnt? Aro Ite|iiibllrniis.
(By Teiegrnnh to Vlrglnlnn-PlloLi
Baltimore, October 21.?The Commit?
tee of Forty of the Gold Democrats of
Maryland announce that they will sup?
port, the Republican State and Leg?
islative tickets In November, and urge
gold standard Democrats in Maryland
to do likewise..
BRYAN ENDS
WORKJN OHIO
Most Remarkable Week In His
Career of Campaigning.
ENROUTE TO NEBRASKA
More 'Flint. Fifty Mpcecbe* Durlne
tili' H'i'cll Mild Sillily .It uro Mim I
Talk? nt Muiiiiiu Along tho Way ?
II? Ulv<n iho Ui-piibllcaua Nome
Heavy UloWN?Tax for licurOl oi
llouovole.il Atmluiilallou.
(By Telegraph to Vlr^lnlan-Pllot.)
Sandusky, Ohio, October 21.?Colonen
William Jenninga Bryan to-night closed
the most remarkable week in his event?
ful career of campaigning. Ho was
scheduled for six speeches daily, the
first three days of the week In Ken?
tucky and for the same number the
last three days in Ohio. He has been
continuously on a special train since
last Monday morning and has made
many more than the thirty-six speeches
on the schedule. In traveling thousands
of miles during the week, most of the
time nt unusunlly high speed, stops
were made at various points not on the
schedule, and speeches were made from
the rear of the train as well as from
platforms. He made over fifty speeches
during the week and rnany more short
talks at stations along the way. His
closing day of the Kentucky and Ohio
week was the most active and remarka?
ble of all, especially in the meetings at
Fostorla, Bcllevue, Clyde and other
points not on the program. He started
earlier than other days and continued
later to-night, apparently as vigorous
after the last meeting as he was last
Monday morning. He left late to-night
for Chicago en route to Nebraska and
will spend the last two weeks of the
campaign in his own State in a similar
manner to his canvasses in Kentucky
nnd Ohio Ulis week.
AT FREMONT.
Fremont, Ohio, Oct. 21.?A Reception
Committee and a good crowd .met the
Bryan-McLean train'at the depot this
morning and escorted the visitors to the
court-house square, half a mile distant,
where a large crowd had assembled.
John R. McLean Introduced Mr. Bryan,
who thanked the audience for their
fealty to the Chicago platform In 1S96,
and hoped they would give Mr. McLean
a greater majority this fall. He safd:
FREMONT'S DECLARATION.
"I believe this town was named after
John C. Fremont, who ran for Presi?
dent on a platform which declared that
the principle that might makes right
was unworthy of any nation. Now,
compare that platform with the pres?
ent doctrine of the Republican party,
who propose to sell the Filipinos at $2
a head and kill them, because they
claim to own them by right of pur?
chase from a decayed monarchy. The
Republicans have become so bad that
one dares to oppose what Mark JIanna
calls a good thing. He believes there
arc good trusts nnd had trusts, the
good ones being' those who liberally
contribute to a campaign fund and
those that are bad are those who do
not contribute.'.'
STOCKHOLDERS IN GOVERN
Tinin. Ohio, Oct. 21.?In front of the
court-house an audience, estimated at
4 0no, greeted Mr. Bryan cordially. He
said:
"This county gave us 1,400 majority In
1S96. Now I want you to raise it. Four
; teen hundred shows there are some Re?
publicans here and I believe the time
i Is come when there will be no Republi?
cans anywhere. Government Is a mat?
ter nf business.
Every citizen /Is a stockholder. In
1S96, they denounced me for dragging
the great office of President down to
the low level of a hired man. Now,
j when men get the Idea that tho Presl
I dent is not the hired man of the Amer?
ican people they are mistaken.
He is paid $50,000 to occupy the White
House In the spirit of the declaration
of Independence, and not to establish
an empire on American soil,"
At Clyde a large crowd greeted the
party and brief addresses were made
by Mr. McLean and Mr. Bryan.
BENEVOLENT ASSIMILITION.
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, October 21.?
A very large audience greeted Mr. Bry?
an here. He referred to the paying ot
a tax on such telegram for the bene?
fit of "benevolent assimilation" by the
widow of the son killed in the Philip?
pines, inquiring as to the disposition of
his body. And why? Because'the tele?
graph company had more influence
with a Republican Congress than the
common people. He charged the Repub?
lican party with turning somersaults,
and said they were good acrobats and
claimants cither for a famine or pros?
perity, the rise or fall in prices or any?
thing else 1n touch with the assumed
prevailing public sentiment.
Negro Exhibit nt Paris.
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.)
Washington, Oct. 21.?Prof. Booker T.
Washington, the head of the negro in?
dustrial school at Tuskagee, Ala., saw
the Pr?sTdent- to-day regarding iho
I school's exhibit at the Paris Expost
I tion. There will be a distinctive negro
exhibit in the American section; but
[ Prof. Washington wants, if possible, a
I small space particularly for tho ex
! hibit of the Tuskagee Institute, which
is the largest school of the kind In tho
world. The President assured him ot
! his interest in th&educatlonal work of
I which Prof. Washington is the leader,
and referred him to Commissioner
i Deck as to the'details of the exhibit.
A BIG RAILWAY
DEAL CLOSED
Norfolk and Southern and Norfolk,
Va. Beach and Southern United.
UNDER ONE MANAGEMENT
ltiimorciil Cltiiittfo and nu Official
Staiemciil from the t.nsi Mention*
pel Kuntl Mr. Morris U. Ktntr Will
llnvr Muiiaitcnlent of lloili i.im .
It im Sulil- I liu Combine Form? an
Important Iirll l.ln.e.
>. A rumor gained some currency lost
night of important railway changes af?
fecting two local lines, the Norfolk and
Southern and the Norfolk, Virginia
Beach and Southern. These Indicated
that the Norfolk, Virginia Beach and
Southern (owned by ihe Vunderbllt
combine) had absorbed tlve Norfolk and
Southern.
OFFICIAL. CONFIRMATION.
The Virginian-Pilot last night looked
Into the matter and obtained the follow?
ing official statement from the oillce of
the Norfolk, Yilrglnia Beach and South?
ern.
"At a meeting of the directors of the
Norfolk and Southern Railroad Com?
pany, held on the 16th Inst., Mr. John
Carstensen was elected president and
BRITISH ROUT
THE JBUROHERS
?Seven Hours Hard Fighting Be?
tween Giencoe and Dundee.
THE LIST OF CASUALTIES
Enormous ?Inriullty of Ammunition
?:x|ioml??l ? Jinny Ens;!Uli Officers
Fall Itoforo Huer Hiflei-Oriiornl
Njr inoiifi l*roillot<>?l ? Prrimrnltnu?
lo Mend Forward n l ivmj Sqttii
(Iron?A Sew Element of Dnngcr
Arises*
(By Telegraph to v lrclnlnn-Pllot.1
Paris, October 21.?The Memorial Di?
plomatique and the Courrior Du Sotr
learns from definite sources that Imme?
diately after the first few fights in
South Africa, the great powers will in?
terfere under the terms of The Hague
convention.
London, Oct. 21.?The earliest dis?
patches regarding yesterday's battle
conveyed the impression that the whole
aft'alr was over in a couple of hours,
the British artillery silencing the Boer
guns ar.d Infantry, and then simply
charging right over the hill. Accord?
ing to the latest advices, however,-the
battle lasted eight hours, and nearly
MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF GLENCOE.
Gloncoo, scone of the buttle between General Joubert's forces and (he Brit
lsb, Is not far from Dundee, another British stronghold in Natal. The situation
j of L-adysmith, the best fortified British town in northern Natal, is also shown.
Mr. Alfred Skitt vice president of the '
said railroad company. This naturally
brings -this property Into close relations
with the Norfolk. Virginia Beach and
Southern Railroad Company.
"Mr. Morris K. King wtll continue the
management of the Norfolk and South?
ern, and, we nro informed, represent the
other railroad In this city."
OFFICERS OF THE N., V. B. & S.
Mr. Carstensen Is, and has for some
time been president of the Norfolk, Vir?
ginia Beach and Southern Railroad and
Mr. Skitt is and has for some time been
vice president of the same road.
A BELT LINE.
This will give the new combined sys?
tem a belt line (including steamer con?
nections, from Norfolk through Princess
Anne, Back Bay, Creed's, Munden
Point, Cnrrltuck Sound, Albemarle
Sound, Pasquotank River, Elizabeth
City and back to Norfolk, covering a
large area of valuable truck, fish, oyster
and lumber producing territory.
An Important feature of the deal will
'be the union of a number of steamers
traversing, in the aggregate, many
miles of river and sound navigation
through Northeastern North Carolina.
Appropriation? tor Mlsnlnn Wnrh.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Pittsburg, Ala., Oct. 21.?At to-day's
i session of the Woman's Home Mission?
ary Society of the M. E. Church, ap?
propriations w'ero made as follows:
Little Rock (Ark.) Home, $1,316.
New Orleans, Italian Work, $1,240.
Kent Home, Greensboro, N. C, $1,033.
Morristown (Tenn.) Home, $1,1S5.
Orangeburg (S. C.) Home, $1,515.
Ritter Home, Athens, Tenn., $1,730.
Mrs. J. H. Bayllss, of Evanston, 111.,
was elected Secretary of the Bureau of
Western-Southern" States, vice Mrs. F.
A. Arter, of Cleveland, resigned.
F|>I??eo|int Itivlu?- OrnO.
' (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Atlanta, Ga., October 21.?Rev. Allard
Barnweli, the Episcopal divine, died at
hia home here to-day of consumption.
Ho was born In South Carolina 55 years
ago, and his family is one of the most
distinguished in that State,
seven hours elapsed before the last
Boer gun was put out of action.
The Irish Fuslleera ami the King's
nitles meanwhile had advanced to the
assault, and were shooting their way
up the hill, driving the Boers back from
shelter to shetter, until the Unat rush
of the British carried them to tho sum?
mit.
It was it bright, clear morning 'Which
enabled the operations to he followed
by the staff officers without difficulty.
A curious fact was that several times
a lull occurred In the firing on both
sides, the British Infantry apparently
taking breathing space in the stiff
climb and the Boers also holding back
their Are.
The magnificent practice of the Brit?
ish guns was an immense help, and tho
success of the assault was greatly due
tht-reto. An enormous quantity of am?
munition was expended.
A ROUT.
Onco the British bayonets showed on
top of the kopje.the Boers retreated.and
when on descending the other ekle they
found a British battery and British cav
nlry outflanking thorn the retreat be?
came a rout. The British guns follow?
ed, and. unlimboring from time to tjme,
threw shells among the flying foe.
The latter did not wait to try conclu?
sions with the Hussars and mounted In?
fantry, who apparently seldom got near
enough to deliver effoc'tlvo volleys. The
pursuit continued until dusk, when the
Boers were completely demoralized, A
heavy rain began to fall late in the at
terno:>n, which naturally impeded ar?
tillery work
It Is Striking coincidence that yester?
day was tlie second anniversary of a
similar feat of British arms In India,
when the Gordon Highlanders stormed
Dargan Heights.
LIST OF CASUALTIES.
London, October 21.?The War Ofllco
hns issued a list of casualties in the
battle between Glcncoe and Dundee yes?
terday, received from the genernl com?
manding In Natal, Sir George Stewart
White, dated Ladysmith.October 21, 4:20
a- m.
In addition to Sir Williarn Penu Sy
wons, who is mortally wounded, -.'two
colonels, three captains and five;lieu*
tenants wer? killed, and a colonel, (thiee
.y. . . .....,:....;] .. .... '
majors, six can tains and ton lieuten?
ants were wounded.
'This heavy loss among tho officers
was due. as the latest dispatches fiom
the front show, to their valiant, but
insensate conduct in stlcklnir .to the
traditions of the British iirmy and rc
fuslnfg to- use the cover of which the I
men availed'themselves on storming the
Boer position on the summit of the I
kopje.
Among the rank and file the Huzznrs]
had seven wounded;, the artillery one |
killed and three wounded; the Leices?
tershire Regiment one wounded; the|
King's Rifles eleven killed and sixty- '
eight wounded; the Irish Fuslleers four-l
teen killed and thirty wounded; the]
Dublin Fuslleers four killed and forty
one wounded, and the Natal police two |
wounded.
THE BOERS DEMORALIZED.
The Outlook published a despatch
from Cape Town, dated yesterday, al?
leging that the Boers are not likely to |
make any further considerable offen?
sive movement. The correspondent
says:
"They are utterly demoralized, and
the men refuse to tnke risks. They are
growing to distrust the aged Joubcrt.
The mixed mercenaries arc provlrlg
troublesome. The artillery is badly
handled and the administrative depart?
ment Is revealing marked defects.
The first news for a long time from
Rhodesia comes In a telegram from To?
ll, dated October 16. The despatch says:
"Major Pllson, from Rhodes' Drift,
with fifty Roers, passed Pont Drift this I
morning, shouting that they would |
make the British sit up. Another body
of Boers has crossed the river at Bains'
Drift and Is marching on MacDoutsle,
where the postmnster declares that, he
thinks he can hold the- Boers at Bay.
The garrison is throwing up entrenchr
ments."
This shows that the Boers have thus I
far nchleved nothing in the direction of |
Rhodesia.
THE FLYING SQUADHON.
London, Oct. 21.?The dockyard au?
thorities nt Devonport have been order?
ed to promptly prepare the second class
cruisers llynclnth, Highflyer. June and
Chnrybdl3 to Join a special service
squadron which Is about to be commis?
sioned.
EXCHANGE OF CHEERS.
London, October 21.?There was a
pleasing Incident to-day as the Ameri?
can line steamer St. Louis passed the
British transport Gascon, about to sail |
with the Coldstream Guards for South
Africa. The passengers of the liner I
cheered lustily, waving their hats and;
handkerchiefs, and the soldiers re-i
Bpondod with three cheers for thej
A-merlcans.
William Walworf Astor has donated!
?5,000 to tho British Red Cross fund|
for the South Afrlcun war.
GENERAL SYMONS PROMOTED.
London. October 21.?The War Office
?has Issued the following announcement:
."The Queen has been pleased to ap?
prove of the promotion of Colonel Local
Lieutenant General Symons, command?
ing the Fourth Division of the Natal |
field force, to bo a major general su?
pernumerary to the establishment, for|
distinguished services in the field."
THE GENERAL'S CONDITION.
London. October 21.?The War OrHco|
announces that In the fighting yester?
day between Glencoe and Dundee. In
Natal, thirty-one non-commissioned
ofilcers and men were killed and 151
wounded.
A later dispatch from Sir George
Stewart White says that Sir William
Penn Symons is brighter to-day, but
that the doctor can give no further
opinion.
NAVAL FORCE GOES FORWARD.
London. October 21.?A dispatch from
Cape Town announces that a British
naval force, with field guns, landed yes
terday at Simons Town and took a train
for tho north. The exact destination
wos not revealed, but nrobably it Is
wma point on tho southern frontier of
the Orange Free State, where the Boers
arc assembling.
NEW ELEMENT OF DANGER.
London. October 21.?Tho paramount
chief of the Basutos, according to a dis?
patch from Cape Town, has asked per?
mission to assemble tho other Basuto
chiefs, with a view of Inviting them to
pledge loyalty to the Queen.
This Is assumed to be a forerunner
of a Basuto movement and the Orange
Free States burglrers near the Basuto
border are said to be in a state of con?
sternation, fearing that at any move?
ment the Basutos, despite imperial In?
structions, to the contrary, will takel
the field and invade tho Free State.
A G R AN D^ FARBWELL
London, October 21.?London gave the
guards a grand farewell to-day on their
departure for Southampton, where they
embarked for the Cape. Three batta?
lions, tho First Scots, the Second Cold
streams and the Third Grenadiers left.l
BOER POSITION CARRIED.
At 3 o'clock this morning the War
Office posted the following from Gen?
eral Sir Archibald Hunter:
"Ladysmith, October 21.-8:45 p. nr.?
General White rode towards Elnnd
laagte at 3:30 p. m. The force under
General French left here at 4 a, rn. by
road and rail to Modders Bridge. By
2 p. m. it had been gradually strength?
ened to the following total:
Fifth Lancers, a squadron of tho
Fifth Dragoon Guards, two field bat?
teries, the Natal Field battery, the
Devonshire regiment, hulf the Man
cheater regiment, half the Gordon
Highlanders, the Imperial Light Horse
and two squadrons of Natal volunteers.
(Continued on Fifteenth Page.)
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 151
classification op news.
BY DEPARTMENTS.
Teleeraoh News?Paees i, and 15.
Local News?Panes 2, 3, 5, 6,12 and 13
Editorial?Page 4.
Society?Pages 10 and 11.
The World of Sport?Pajje t>
Viririnla News?Pa?e S.
North Carolina News?Page ??
Portsmouth News?Pat.'<! 14 and,15
Berkley News?Pa?e 15
Markets?Page 16.
SItlppins~-Pai{e Id
Real estate?Page 16
No Longer Hope of Compromising
in Lancaster and Richmond.
A POPULIST IN A BOX
ft la Mnld 11 r. improperly Ccrtf*
Ifed Ills Sftilue ns l'nudldnl?
AK'Hai-t llr. >nuiuli:r?-Tlii'rn Will
b? Scvf uty Ono coiiteiu nt llnllot
flux-A Tnseweil Candidate IVnb.
drniTs-'Hlecolleelloti* ofn Privat?
SolillrrV In iho ? pliuolfc
The Democratic Committee of Lan
i castor county met to-day and passed
resolutions endorsing- the candidacy of
Themas A. Pfnkard, the Martin nomi?
nee. All .hope, of bringing the Tyler
Jones faction of Richmond county and
the Martin people in Lancaster to com?
promise their trouble is gone. It will
be a light to the finish between the Iwo
factions.
IS HALB BARRED OUT?
A letter was received here to-day .
from a resident of Franklin county. In
which it was stated that Mr. S. W. B.
Hale had improperly certified his name
to the county court as a candidate for -
the House of Delegates ,and that in all
probability Hon. E. W. Saunders would
have a clear field.
Mr. Hale is the candidate of the Pop?
ulists In Franklin, and is Bald to bays
a considerable following. Should It
prove true that he. Is out of the race
the situation 1n that county would be
considerably better, although Mr. Saun?
ders would doubtless be elected. In -tiny.
event. ...
IN OPPOSITION TO REGULARS
According to the best information ob-,
tninable at this time there are now .
about seventy-one candidates. In: the.
field In opposition to the regular Demo?
cratic nominees. . This .number .em?
brace Independents,' Democrats, and a?
small sprinkling of Republicans'. , ..'
.Senator'Martin, Who is In .the city",
to-day, talked over the situation . this'
morning, again expressed his graUflca^
tkm nt the outlook, and once more em-:'
phatlcally declnrtd that he had no use!
for any but Democratic support.
"I have more than enough Democrat*
to elect me," he said,- with a smile.
CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS.
Hon. H. M. Smythe, of Tazewell, who
entered the race In that county at thai
desire of n number of Democrats' and
Republicans, in order ' that ? the county
might have a representative who.could
do something for it in the Legislature,
has withdrawn In favor of Mr. Joseph
Moss, who was regularly nominated.
Mr. Smythe says that Mr. Moss wlU
make u good representative and that
he will also endeavor 'to secure bet?
ter roads for Tazewell.
DR. BUDD'S SUCCESSOR.
Governor Ty'er to-day commissioned
Dr. O. C, Wright, of Jarratt's, SuBsex
county, a member of the State Board of
Medical Examiners for the Fourth Con?
gressional District to succeed Dr. S. W.
Budd, of Petersburg, who died recent?
ly.
DANIEL TO SPEAK.
?Semt-,w John W. Daniel ?lll'make an
address at Blackstone, Nottoway coun?
ty, on the 28th Instant. It was stated
here to-day that the Senator will also
probably address the voters at Law
rencevllle on Brunswick court day.
WAR BOOK IN SCHOOLS.
The State Board of Education this
morning authorized the use of Carleton
McCarthy's "Recollections of a Private
Soldier" for supplementary reading la
the public schools or Virginia, thus
udopting the Grand Camp, Confederate
Veterans' recommendation before the
report of Dr. McGuire on school histo
; rles had grown cold.'The action of tho
board will give almost universal satis*
faction In tho Stntf? nnd wlll-ho espe?
cially pleasing to the Confederate Vete?
rans.
The board membership?Governor
Tyler, Attorney-General Montague and
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Southall?met In the office of Captain
Frank P. Brent, secretary in the Li?
brary building, the secretary being
present at the meeting.
The board determined to continue the
school for Pamunkey Indians at Lester
Manor for another year.
Judge W. D. Vaughan was designated
to act as Superintendent of Sctiools in
Radford City in the absence from the.
State of the regular superintendent, "VyY
P. Gunn, win is out of the State. Mr,
Gunn's resignation is expected shortly,
and the appointment of Judge Vaughan
will probably then be made permanent.
MRS FITZHUGH LEE WILL ATi
TEND.
Among those who will be In Rich?
mond to attend; the convention of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
which meets here November 7th, will
be Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee, the wife or Gen?
eral Fltzhugh Lee.
Mrs. Lee has for..a long time been
Interested in the work of the Daughters
of the Confederacy, and was the third
president of the organization. She is
now an active member, and, her com?
ing will be looked forward to with,
much pleasure by the Daughters of tK?j
city. ? .. \
VIOLATED POSTAL LAWS.
United States.Mar?hal Treat has' beert
notified of the arrest of Augustus Dorv
soy, by Deputy M&rchal..-Joseph : F,
Glover. The charge against DovSeyvi^l';
the violation of th?t United State?; pos?
tal laws, and ho: :\ya>? giyen'*, ndatlnjjj
before Commissioner John S. Fowled

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