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THOUGHT TO BE WEAKENING
It is Reported That He is in Favor oi an Un
- conditional Surrender to Enoiand.
MANY MEN KILLED AND WOUNDED
While Queen Victoria Rejoices at the Victories. Won by Her
Troops, She Greatly Deplores the Loss of so Many Val?
uable Lives?Patrick O'Brien Suspended in House of
Commons for Severely Arrainging Joseph Chamberlain
?Description of Saturday's Battle?The Boers Stubborn?
ly Contested Every Inch of Ground.
LONDON, OCT. 23.?A SPECIAL DISPATCH FROM CAPE TOWN SUN?
DAY SAYS THAT ADVICES RECEIVED THERE FROM PRETORIA RE?
PORT PRESIDENT KRUGER AS NOW BEING IN FAVOR OF AN UN?
CONDITIONAL SURRENDER. IT IS ADDED THAT IT IS EXPECTED
THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL MEET ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY
TO DISCUSS THE ADVISABILITY OF SUCH A STEP. -
THE REPORT, IT IS STATED HERE, MUST BE ACCEPTED WITH
Tendon, Oct. 24?No news yet received
tends to dispel the apprehension caused
by Lord Wolscley's brief summary of
the situation. A Pletermurltzburg dis?
patch says that the censor now permits
up messages to be sent from the front.
Other dispatches represent the Boers ns
boasting that Dundee is absolutely cut
olT, tuui assert that despite the British
victories Hie situation is still uncertain.
The Pretoria, dispatch, giving the re?
port of General Joubert to the govern?
ment, evidently refers to the first bat
tlo tit Glencoe, nnd the reasons1 why
Commandant Erasmus failed to come to
tho nssistnnce of Commandant Meyer
cannot be fathomed. Und he done so
the British victory might have been
still more dearly bought.
AN OMINOUS COMMUNICATION.
It appears certain, however, that the
brilliant victory at EMandeslaagto was
productive of no effect for the relief of
Glencoo and the very reticence and*
brevity of Lord Wolscley's communica?
tion nre only too ontlnous. It seems to
bo worded to prepare the public for bad
news, and It is only too likely that
General Yule has been compelled to
abandon the wounded nnd the prisoners
nt Dundee becaime his force is too weak
to hold tho four nnd a halt miles sepa?
rating Dundee from Glencoe.
Probably General Yule believes he
can better protect Dundee from an en?
emy advancing from the northwest bj'
concentrating all his available strength
nt Glencoe, where there are now 3,500
men und three batteries. In the mean?
time efforts will be made to rc-open the
railway and to get reinforcements from
It Is expected that Commandant Eras?
mus has by this time, joined Command?
ant-General Joubert, and that their
combined columns amounts to somo
10.000 to 11,000 men, while the Free
State Boers, now threatening- Lady
smlth from tho east and a column re?
ported to be coming through Zululand,
must also be reckoned with.
BRITISH FORCE ISOLAT-RD,
In short, General Sir George Stewart
White has beeh unablo to follow up his
successes, and Is obliged to remain at
Ladysmlth without being: able to re?
store railway communication, which is
probably broken at other points beside
Elandeslaagte. Thus the enemy, though
their original plan, which is supposed
to hnve been Colonel Schlcl's, failed,
may be fairly credited witli having
isolated General Yule's brigade and
divided the British forces at Natal.
General Yule may find himself In a
tight place, needing all his experience
in Indian and Burmese fighting to ex?
It is quite evident that the War Of?
fice has news which has been with?
held from the public, nnd 1f the situa?
tion, a,s here sketched, is cor/irrn?.dJ
Boer divisions may be expected lit other
It is regarded ns not limposslble that
General White' may yet be compelled to
concentrate nil the Natnl forces at
Ladysmtlh and await the arrival of the
THE SITUATION GRAVE.
A dispatch to the Times from Coies
fourg, Cape Colony, says: The situa?
tion today (Monday) Is grave. The
Boers'are 350 strong and will be rein?
forced from Drekeop. No defense is
possible. Tho town guard will I retire on
Nauuwoerp on the appearance of the
The Drekeop force Is estimated at 1,
600 men. The report of the fighting at
Glencoe has boon placarded nt Bethu
lie, the frontier town on the East Lon?
don line, as a brilliant Boer victory."
BOER GUARD CAPTURED.
London, Oct. 24.?The correspondent
of the Daily Mail at Durban, Natal,
says: . ,
"An official of the Bonanzo mine, who
has Just arrived from Pretoria, de?
clare that while there he heard that
Colonel Rnden-Powell, ttie British com?
mander at Mafeklng, had captured
General Cronje and thirty other Boers
nnd had killed 500."
London, Oct. 23.?The following will
appear in to-day's Court Circular:
"Balmoral. October 23.
"The news of the Important success
at Glencoe and Elandeslaagte has been
received by the Queen with the great?
est satisfaction. While admiring the
gallant conduct of the troops, ' Her
Majesty Is most deeply grieved to hear
of the heavy losses the victories have
occasioned, nnd greatly deplores the
loss of so many valuable lives."
LORD WOLSELEY'E SUMMARY.
London, Oct. 23.?The . Parliamentary
Secretary of the War Office, Mr. George
Windham, made a statement In the
House of Commons to-day, saying:
"Lord Wolfleley sums up the position
in Natal early this morning as follows:
" 'in the battle of Hlandeslaagte, Oc?
tober 21?t, two guns were captured
from the Boers, who lost heavily.
" 'A large column of the enemy ap?
peared advancing from the north and
west of General Yule, who, consequent?
ly had fallen back from Dundee and
was concentrating at Glencoe Junction.
In this operation wo gathered in the1
wounded, and medical attendants were
left n.t Dundee.
" 'General White was in position at
Ladysmlth and Is being reinforced from
" 'The enemy appears to be in large
'numerical superiority.' "
, CHAMBER LAIN ARRAIGNED.
London, Oct. 23.?During the course
of the day's proceedings, while the
House was discussing the report of the
supplementary estimates, Patrick O'
Brlen. Parnclllte member for Kilkenny
City, declared that the hands of the
British Secretary of State for the Col?
onies, Joseph Chamberlain, were as
much stained with blood ns those of
any murderer who ever mounted the
The Sneaker, William Court Gully,
called upon Mr. O'Brien to withdraw
Ills remark, hut he refused to do bo,
lipon which the House, by a vote of
310 to 2C, resolved to suspend him, and
ho left the House remarking: "You had
better bring up another army corps un?
less you want it somewhere else."
The House then adjourned.
LIST OF BOER. CASUALTIES.
London, Oct. 23.?An official dispatch
from Ladysmlth, the British head?
quarters in Natal, dated 10 p. m. yes?
terday, gives the following list of cas?
ualties among the prominent Boers at
the battle of Elandeslaagte:
General Vlljoen, killed.
General Kock, wounded and enntured
General Kock's Ron, killed.
Colonel Spiel (German officer, com?
manding the artillery), wounded and a
Commander Prctorfus, wounded, pris?
Several Roer standards captured.
An amended list of the British cas?
ualties at tho battle places the number
of officers killed at five and wounded 30,
nnrl the number of non-commissioned
officers and men killed at 37 and
wounded n.t 176, the total number of
casualties being 247. Ten men are
missing. Among the killed is Colonel
Scott-Chlsholm, of the Imperial Light
VALOR OF THE BOERS.
London, October 23.?The British vic?
tories In Natal, following each other in
quick succession, though accompanied
by hewvy losses on the side of the vic?
tors, bear striking testimony to the
valor of the vanquished Boers. They
appear to have fallen victims to the
very plan which they counted on to
drive the British into the sea. They
have been beaten In detail by counter
strokes carefully considered and bril?
liantly carried out In the face of cour?
ageous opposition, which has done
much to Increase British respect for tho
Burghers, whose splendid valor and
determination, it Is universally admit?
ted, reached the highest level.
Fuller accounts of Saturday's bat?
tle at Elandeslaagte emphasize the
splendid gallantry exhibited on both
sides, and the superiority of the Brit?
ish in n pitched battle, although tho
Boers fought with the greatest tena?
city to the last, only yielding when
further fighting was hopeless.
An armored train with the men of the
Manchester regiment appeared on the
left at Ladysmlth. nt daybreak, Satur?
day In support of the Johannosburg Im?
perial Light Horse, nnd the Natal Field
Artillery, with the object of re-openlng
communication at Elandeslaagte. The
artillery took up a position above the
town nnd shelled the railway station,
from which the Boers ran out, and
British mounted Infantry entering the
place, released the English prisoners.
BRITISH FORCE DRIVEN BACK.
The Boers, numbering some 1600 men,
with three guns, occupied a convmand
ilng positlen. They poured such a well
directed fire on the British and their
scouts were so active that the British
force steadily retired until reinforce?
ments arrived, when the mounted In?
fantry was sent to drive the Boer
scouts from the ridge on the night.
A large force of mixed oavalry, In the^
meanwhile, swept over tho plain and
up the hill on the right. Lancers were
met with a heavy fusilacle while on
the left a British battery opened lire
wilth good effect.
The British infantry, who had de?
barked from the railway train in the
interim, advanced steadily over the
plain and up the rocky ridge, previous?
ly chared by tho cavalry. The Boer
artillery dropped schrapnel into the
the advancing columns, but the British
Anally scaled the hill, whence they
overlooked the broad valley to three
rocky hills forming the Boers' position,
throe camps being in tho centre. On
tho left centre the Boers had a battery
of large guns. Tho smaller hills were
also strongly held. On the Boer right
was the station in the valley on the
British left. The latter's cavalry was
on both tlanks and a battery on the
right was busy throwing schrapnel at
the Boers' batteries.
The British Infantry formed for the
attack in extended order behind the
brow of a hill, the Devonshlrcs on the
left with four companies of the Man?
chesters and some of the Gordons on
BRITISH INFANTRY ADVANCE.
At about 5 p. m.. the infantry ad?
vanced through the valley as steady as
on a field day. Half way down the
slope they met a terrific Infantry and
artillery fire. The men fell rapidly and
tho wounded were carried to tho rear.
But In spite of tho steady work of the
Boer guns and the sharpshooters con?
cealed behind the rocks, the increasing
fire of the advancing British Infantry
gradually gained the upper hand, and
tho Manchesters nnd Gordons, edging
toward the right, gained the top of the
ridge, thus outllanking the enemy's left.
At 6 the bugles sounded the "charge"
and the British swept ahead. The Boers
fought to the last, only attempting to
escape when further lighting was help?
In tho meantime the Dcvnnshirea,
pressing steadily up the left, were
strongly opposed at tho Boer camp and
ffom, tho flanking hills, and carried
both at the chargo, with wild cheers
and bugle blasts.
By 7 o'clock tho British had gained
tho position and "cease firing" was
Three 12V6-pounder Nordenfcldta
Archbishop Chapel Ig on Funston's
Alleged California Address.
defense of the friars
The Apostolic Uolcgnlo to tlio Philip?
pliio* Horn not Eel love tlio I(nn*n
Cieurrnl Undo tlio Kcmnrtt? Allrl*
bated to lllm ? ivbnt tho Frlnra
llnro Done for tlio Flllpluoos?A
(By Telegraph to virglnlan-Pllot.)
?Washington, D. C, Oct. 23.?Arch?
bishop Chapeile, of New Orleans, apos?
tolic delegate lo Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines, today gave out the
following statement lo the American
"In answer to General Funston's
statement, made in an address to the
students of Stanford University, that "if
Congress would drive out the Frlnrs
and confiscate every Inch of church
property the bottom would drop out of
the insurrection within one week. The
Inhabitants of Luzon are completely
under the church.' I deem it proper to
malte the following public statement:
MISQUOTED OR IGNORANT.
"Knowing what I do from most re?
liable authority of General Funston's
broad-m?ndodness and sense of fair?
ness, I do not believe that he has been
quoted correctly. He may have stated
that the insurgents demand this as a
condition of peace; but that he gave
moral and religious people on the face
of the globe." Now, the men who taught
them to be so cannot be such men ns
some narrow-minded people would try
to have us believe. Rev. Dr. Abeel, a
Scotch Protestant missionary, also
testifies that 'nearly the whole popula?
tion of the Filipino archipelago has
been converted to the Catholic faith
by the Spanish monks, -and a wonderful
improvement in their social condition
has been the result.' He then goes on to
show that if any one doubts this Im?
provement it can easily be made man?
ifest by comparing the Christian native
with his Southern neighbor of the same
blood?the fanatical Moro.
VALUE OF THE ESTATE.
"As to the confiscation of the estates,
you might as well talk ot* confiscating
the estates of the Vanderbllts, the
Astors and other millionaires whose
estates have. In tile course of years,
grown so wonderfully. There would be
' Just as much right and Justice in one
i case as in the other. Tho estates of
the religious orders have been acquired
in the usual way by purchase, and in
tho course of nearly four centuries have
naturally grown large, and but. If oven
unbiased Protestant witnesses are to be
credited, large ns they arc. all are used
for the be'ttermenl and uplifting of the
IN NEED OF TUTELAGE.
"A former British Consul (a Protest?
ant), writing on this subject, says:
" 'It was by means of these estates
the Friars introduced agriculture nnd
settled habits of life among tribes origi?
nally nomadic. It was by means of
these estates that they got them to live
In villages ami introduced amongst
tlvem the arts of civilized lifo. It was
by means of those estates that they ac?
quired the power ot inducing them to j
labor with a certain amount of regular?
ity and method?the groat safeguard
against a relapse Into their original
state of savagery. Tho natives,' he
says, 'are with some rare exceptions in
need of tutelage, without which they
would fall back to the customs of their
ancestors, a tutelage that no one can
exercise better than the Friars. With?
in the precincts of the monasteries are
I to be found carpenter shops, forges,
I brick and tile yards, etc., to teach the
natives various trades. Tho villages
formed around thorn presented a pleas
LAWTON'S CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN LUZON,
lon and MacArtbur hopo to peu him ia at Tarlac and administer a tellin* blow at the rebellion.
were captured, ?with quantities of mu?
The Boer dead and wounded along
the rocks, who were numerous, were
attended to as far as possible in the
General French thanked the troops
on the field, especially mentioning Col?
onel lan Hamilton's splendid handling
of the Infantry.
The British bivouacked on tho cap?
tured position Saturday night.
ESTIMATES OF LOSSES.
Some estimates pince the Boer losses
at COO men, but this is perhaps exag?
Colonel Scott-Chisholm, the only Brit?
ish officer killed, was formerly attach?
ed to the Ninth Lancers. He served
with distinction in the Afghan war and
organized the present Imperial Light
Horse, a majority of whom are refugees
from tho Rand.
Tho death of General Viljoen Is a se?
vere blow to the Burghers, and the
death of General Kock and the cap?
ture of General Pretorlus will handi?
cap the further movements of th!3 col?
According to advices from Durban.
Natal, the Boers have entered Zululand.
a largo column advancing toward Me
The best opinions do not credit the re?
ports that tho Boers are suing for peace
or that they are likely to yield at pres?
ent, though they think the Boers will
probably retreat to their lino of de?
fense in the mountain passes of Lalngs
Nek and Drakenburg, where they have
blocked the passes with great boulders
and masses of rock blown up on either
side, and where if they so desire, they
v-ould be tible to hold out until the ad?
vance of Major General Sir Redvers
Buller though the Orange Free State
should compel them to leave the Natal
side and meet the Invasion from the
WOUNDED DOING WELL.
London, Oct. 23.?The War Office hns
received tho following dispatch from Sir
George Stewart While, British com
maiKier-in-chiof in Natal, dated Lady
smith Camp, 4:45 p. m. to-day:
(Continued on Eleventh Page.),
them as his own sentiments I cannot
credit. From my own experience I
know how easily It is to be misquoted.
All I can say is, if General Funston
tldd make this statement, he manifested
a. dense ignorance or" the work done by
the religious orders in this archipelago.
On the very face of it, however, it
shows quite plainly that It did not come
from one as well posted as General
Funston should be on affairs in Luzon.
He is quoted as saying: 'The inhabl- I
tants of Luzon are completely under
the Church.' Now I would ask how
can this be possible when every priest
(with the exception of a few natives) In
the island of Luzon outside of the wall?
ed city of .Manila Is a prisoner of the
insurgents? For the past eighteen
months this state of affairs has existed
and during all this period more than
three hundred nnd fifty Friars have
been undergoing unheard of torture In
Insurgent dungeons. This being a fact,
it is hard for me to see how the (slands
can be 'under the Friars." It looks to
me as though Just the opposite were
THE INSURGENTS' DEMAND.
"That the insurgents have asked ns
one of their terms of peace the expul?
sion of the Friars and the confiscation
to the Insurgents of all the church
property Is a fact well known; but we
are told by the government oflielnls
(and I know It to be a fact from other
reliable sources) that the Insurgents
represent only one tribe out of the 85
tribes peopling the archipelago, en the
sentiments voiced by the Insurgents
about the friars and church property
cannot ho taken as the sentiments of
the great body of the natives. No more
then they can he taken as the senti?
ments of tho natives toward our people
WORK OF THE FRIARS.
"Whatever the natives are or have
they owe to the friars. By them they
were lifted out of savagery and brought
under the blessed and refining Influen?
ces of Christianity. By them they were
educated, not only in the schools, but
In the fields and the' workshops; were
taught by them the very Industries
which nre now the source of their pros?
perity. Mr. Peyton, the agent of the
Episcopal Foreign Mission Association,
, tells us that, 'the natives aro the moat
Ing picture of happiness ami content, in
startling contrast to those who were
still pagan and uncivilized.'
"In a short time I will start for the
Philippines, and 1 will personally Inves?
tigate all charges made against relig?
ious orders, titles of property, etc. Until]
I have completed my work I would ask
the good people of the United States not
to be loo ready to swallow as facts the
opinions of gentlemen whose previous
training and lack of opportunities to
get at tho real facts do not warrant
their statements concerning the Cath?
olic ministers of religion, the Intellec?
tual capacity, the moral and soila! con?
dition of the people of the archipelago;!
to be taken as undisputed facts byi
sensible and Just minds; nor can they,
therefore, bo taken as an exact pre?
sentation of a condition of things In
the Philippines upon which the United
Slates Government could prudently
and equitably base its policy with re-1
gard to this archipelago. The Church
asks only Justice, and I will not coun?
tenance the retention of one inch of
property which is not now legitimately
"One word now on another subject. I
see that It Is said that the object of
my visit to the White House on Satur
day was to protest against the I ? '".ins
and desecrating of the churches In the
Philippines. This was not tho case. As
to the looting and desecrating of these
churches, I am Imformed by a p rson
whose word I cannot doubt that this
looting was not done by our American
soldiers, but by the insurgents and the
(Signed) P. r. CHAPEM.K.
Archbishop of New Orleans, Delegate
'1 tic A Ii I l-Calltccil I.mi.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Pillsburg. Pa., Oct.' 23.?Resolutions
wero adopted at to-day's session of the
Woman's Home Missionary Society of
tho M. E. Church, commending Secret-try
1/ong for his recent official decision for?
bidding the sale of strong drink In tho
navy and requesting President McKinley
to give his sanction to tho enforcement
of the. xnii-canteon law.
Mrs. Clinton B. FIsU, ot New. York, was
r*-al<jot?d, president. J ,
Filiplnoes Driven from Trenches
and Pursued for Three Miles.
ANOTHER CAPTAIN LOST
Men from Gunboat* I.uro<l Aabore
niMl Adnoketl-Ciruoral Ott? Smu.
nmrliy UUposctl or I.nnt Peace
Ovcrtiiro?Uoiicrnl Fnustou Jiaiiot
Nome Cnustlo Keinnrk* Abeal
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Manila, October 23.-5:50 p. m.?The
Insurgents around Calamba and Ange?
les have bothered the Americans lately
with their repeated attacks, which like
most ot the Filipino attacks, consist ol
shooting a lot of ammunition Into their
opponents' camp from long range. Ma?
jor Chcatham's battalion of the Thirty
seventh Infantry, three companies of
the Twenty-first Infantry, a battery of
the Fifth Artillery and a Catling gun
sallied nut this morning from Calamba,
drove the Filipinos from their trenches
and pursued them for three miles, In?
flicting heavy loss on them. One Amer?
ican was killed and three were wound?
ed in the Twenty-llrst.
Lieutenant Fergus, with twenty
scouts of the Thirty-sixth regiment,
reconnoiterlng near Lnbao, encounter?
ed a parly or mounted Filipinos. He
killed six of them und captured eight,
with ten rifles.
Four men from the gunboat Marlve
los were lured ashore eighteen miles
from Hollo by a flag of truce, and the
Insurgents killed one of them, wounded
one and captured a third. The gunboat
was unable to lire for fear of wounding
The second battalion of the Nine?
teenth regiment, Major Recfe, com?
mantling, embarked for Hollo to-day. to
reinforce the. troops there.
DEATH OF CAPTAIN HOWARD.
Washington, Oct. 23,?The following
telegram confirming the report of the
death of Captain Guy Howard was re?
ceived at the War Department from
General Otis to-day:
"Manila, Oct 23.
"Captain Guy Howard, Assistant
Quartermaster of Vuluntccrs, killed
yesterday near Arayct while on launch,
Rio Grande river, by concealed Insur?
gents. IBs clerk, a civilian employe,
and native wounded. Scouting detach?
ment, Thirty-sixth Volunteers, encoun?
tered insurgents southwest San Tarlta,
scattering them, killing six, capturing
eight, and ten lilies. No casualties.
General Law ton operating at San Isl
dro. The forwarding of supplies to
that point continues, attended with
some dlfllculty on account of lack of
transportation, which will be supplied
soon. Insurgents Southern Luzon at?
tacked Calambrn. These were driven
off. No casualties.
"This morning Kline, commanding at
Calambra, vigorously .attacked Insur?
gent force concentrating on his front,
routed them from trenches and pur?
sued 3 miles. His casualties one pri
vate killed, one coTpwral and three prt
vntes wounded. Enemy's loss un?
THE LAST PEACE OVERTURE.
Washington. D. C, October 23.?Gen?
eral Otis' account of tho last peace
overture i;i as follows:
Manila, October 22.
October 20th message received at An?
geles under Hag of truce expressed de
side of Honorable President Agulnaldo
to send commission to Manila to ar?
range difficulties connected with deliv?
ery of Spanish prisoners and to dis?
cuss matter of particular character. Re?
ply returned that commission accred?
ited by any one other thnn General
Agtilnaldo, general In chief of Insur?
gent forces could not bo recognized or
received. No later correspondence.
FUNSTON ON THE POLITICIANS.
San Francisco, October 23.?General
Frederick Funston, in an interview to?
"I nm getting tired of the absurd
claims that are being made by certain
politicians of Kansas. Letters have
boon written me by certain alleged po?
litical leaders claiming credit for some
order that has been of advantage to
the regiment or to myself. They claim
credit for the order to go to Manila,
and further assert that I owe my pro?
motion to Brigadier to their Influence.
It is claimed that the regiment got Its
order to come home through the in
lluence of certain politicians, and now
comes the absurd statement that if
these same politicians had not exerted
I a mighty Iniluenco I would not have
I been returned to Manila.
"The fact of the matter Is that the
1 Kansas regiment would have rotted In
I the ??-?and lots ut Camp Merrltt, would
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