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Field Marshal Lord Wolsley's Sum?
mary of the Situation.
Gpiicrnt Whlto Prevent* (be Iloern
Front Adnclilnafleuornl Xiile.vrlio
la Altcuipllns to Form Jmiotinu
With nun -sciiri'liy ofFood?Anx?
iety to Loiirn Wime Course tlio
UniutoH Will Panne,
- rra&ssa
: (Special to Vlrglnlan-PiloL) :
: Now York, Oct. 24.?The Sun. :
: has receilved a cablegram from :
: London, any inj? that the War OC- :
: flee Is deliberately suppressing :
: news of a crushing defeat of the :
: British forces at Glencoe, with :
: heavy 'loss. :
: The Britten anny may be with :
: drawn 120 miles nearer the coast. :
London, Oct. 24,?The Parliamentary
Secretary of the "War Ofllce, George
Wyndham, in the Uouse of Commons
today announced that Field Marshal
Lord Wolseloy, the Commander-ln
Chlef of the forces, sums the situation
In Natal today ns follows:
"General Yule has fallen back to ef?
fect a junction with Sir George Stewart
White. lie camped yesterday evenlns
about sixteen miles south of Dundee,
without Bceliiff anything of tho enemy
during'the inarch, and it has since been
reported that 'all's well on tho WaseU
bank river.'
"General White fought a successful
fiction with an Orange Free Slate force
toddy, on the road between Ladysmith
anil Newcastle, and should Join hands
with General Yule this evening.
"General Yule reports that his wound?
ed are doing well.
'?'The Boer wounded on our hn-nds are
treated just as our own, and I have
every reason to believe the Boers will
treat any of our wounded in their hands
In a similarly humane manner."
Mr. Wymlham added!
"1 may remind the House that the
Transvaal Is a party to Uie Geneva con?
"Lord Wolsolcy further says, "I have
also received from General Walker, at
Cape Town, tho following:
" "The last message from Kimberley
October 22, 2 p. in., reports all well."
London, October 25.?The following
dispatch from General Sir George Stow
art White to the Martinis of Lans
downc, Secretary of State for War, re?
ceived last evening at 11 o'clock was
posted at the War Oillce soon after
"Ladysmith, October 24, 9 p. m.?In?
formation received yesterday showed
that the Boers had established them?
selves in considerable numbers In an
exceedingly strong position west of the
main road leading from Ladysmith to
, Dundee. I also had Information that the
Dundee force, formerly commanded by
General Symons nnd since his wound?
Ing commanded by General Yule, was
falling back on Ladysmith by way of
tho Ilolpmakaar road, Beith and the
valleys of the Waschbnnk and Sunday
a'lvers, and was expected to reach Sun?
day river valley to-day. I therefore
moved out with a strong force to cover
tho movement of Yule's column. The
enemy was discovered about seven
miles out of Ladysmith in a position of
great natural strength west of the road.
When he saw that preparations were
.being made against him he opened Are
?with one gun with great accuracy.
"Our artillery sonn got into position
and the gun was silenced. Our troops
were ordered to occupy a strong ridge,
parallel to tho cncmyls position, but
nearer to the road.
"I confined my .efforts to occupying
hfm. and hitting him hard enough to
prevent his taking action against Yule's
column. Numbers of the enemy lied to
the west nnd the firing had practically
ceased at 2 o'clock."
Koopmansfontein, Oct. 20.?(By Dis?
patch Rider via Hopetown)?Parties of
Kaffirs returning home from Jagers
fontein to Kimberley are unable to ob?
tain food. Already there is a scarcity
of supplies throughout Bechuanalnnd
and Grlqualand West owing to the total
stoppage of the transport service.
Famine is almost certain.
Capo Town, Oct. 23.?(Afternoon)?
News has been received from Dundee
to the effect that the Boer disaster at
Elandslnagte staggered the Boers com?
pletely, rendering the attack upon Dun?
dee feeble. Therefore there is no cause
for anxiety.
Kimberley, Oct. 20.?(Delaved in
Transmission)?All is well here and
there is no lighting In progress.
Cape Town, Oct. 24?A message re?
ceived this evening from Mafeking by
way of Dourenzo Marques, says:
"All well in Mafeking on October 20."
London, Oct. 24.?The Colonial Office
thifl evening published a cable dispatch
received from tho British High Com?
missioner in South Africa, Sir Alfred
MUnor, communicating a significant
dispatch from Sir Godfrey Lagdon. the
Britten resident commissioner in ? Ba
fiiitoland, calling attention to the reck?
lessness of the Basutew. who, he says,
he has been trying to calm. The res?
ident commissioner adds:
"Our policy, however, has been made
difficult by the blustering of the Boer?,
who have freely threatened to attack
. Masuruan and other stations. Those
threats, combined with Intriguing, hav*>
contributed to rouse excitement among
? ?? . ?
the natives. I wish to place It on re?
cord that the Boers have unwisely at?
tempted to shake the allegiance of the
Basutos and frustrate our efforts to?
ward tranqullity. The Boere, therefore,
are responsible for any commotion and
for the alarm regarding native Inva?
sions, which now prevails."
Capo Town, Oct. 24.?The following
advices have been received here from
Maseru, Basutoland, dated October 23:
"A reliable native lately visited a
laager of Orange Free State troops just
opposite Maseru. He found It to con?
sist of wagons, surrounded by turt
piled three feet high. He noticed only
a few Mausers. The Boer commandant
questioned him regarding the feeling of
the different Basuto chiefs, principally
the paramount chief, Lorothodi, and in
order to draw the commandant, the
native replied that the chief sided With
the Boers.
"Theieupon the commandant said the
two republics -wished to kill the Brit?
ishers and to take over and govern the
Basutos, restoring to the latter that
part of the country which the Free
State formerly took from thorn. As to
the Britishers, those whom they failed
to kill they would drive into the sea.
"The commandant wished a decision
on the part of Lorothodi and the other
chiefs as soon as possible?whether
they would light the Boors or the Brit?
ish?because ids contingent was anx?
ious to help the Boers elsewhere, lie
-acknowledged that his men were afraid
of the Basutos, because their wives nnd
families, as well as their cattle, were
within reach of a Basuto incursion, nnd
he said he was prepared to enter Into
?an agreement with the chiefs, signing
the same, to give a very substantial
recompense to the tribesmen for assist?
ing the Boers. Failing this, If the Basu?
tos would give a written understanding
not to assist either side, the com?
mandant said his force would withdraw
from the Basutoland border and go to
tho assistance of their countrymen,
?where the lighting was hottest.
"The Boors on the Basutoland fron?
tier, according to the best information
obtainable at Maseru, number about
London, Oct. 25?The Cape Town cor?
respondent of the Dally Mail, telegraph?
ing at 9:45 p. m. yesterday, says:
"General Yule has performed a bril?
liant strategical movement. By a swift
march to tho south, leaving Glencoe
empty, he has effected a Junction of his
forces with those of Sir George Stewart
White, slightly to the north of Lady
smitli. The two are now in a position
to offer battle. I believe the first attack
will be made on the laruo Free State
force which entered Natal by way of
Tintwtl PnsR, and which lias since been
harrasslng Ladysmlth. The military
authorities decided that by joining their
forces tho two generals would be bet?
ter able to cope with one large force at
a time than by having two small de?
tachments to oppose simultaneously two
big Boer forces.
will, fight joubert.
"Accordingly, after defeating the Free
Slate troons, they will offer battle to
Commandnnt General Joubcrt. Only
forty miles now separate the two Boer
forces. Hence the need for swift and
tolling action.
"The two sections of the Boer nrmy
together outnumber tho entire British
force by three to one. Hard fighting is
certain at a very eurly dale- Our men
are confident and there Is much en?
"The lighting to-day outside of Lady?
smlth was a mere brush. Tho losses on
either side were Insignificant. It was
merely an artillery duel, in which the
Boers came off decidedly the worst."
?London, Oct. 25.?The War Office dis?
patch seems to realize the worst fears.
Ehrrrgrtri Yule has auahdoncd not only
Dundee, but Glencoe also, and so far
as present news would indicate, he has
neither joined General White nor reach?
ed Ladysmlth. General White's "suc?
cessful action" announced in Parlia?
ment by Mr. Wyndham? seems to re?
solve Itself into a mere engaging of the
attention of tlie Free State troops, while
General Yule Is slipping southward.
It Is evident from the ofilcial de?
spatches that both commandants, Gen?
eral Jpubert's column on the north and
tho Orange Free State troops on the
west, now occupy strong positions and
that nothing hinders tho Boers from
following up General Yule's retirement
and getting around Ladysmlth from the
southeast. Until reinforcements arrive
it seems that General White 13 obliged
to concentrate on Ladysmlth. v
It Is believed that the government
have oilier dcspatcho?i that have not
been published. Tho Secretary of State
for War left Mr. Choatc's residence im?
mediately at the end of the banquet to
General Harrison and proceeded to the
War Oilico, where? even after midnight,
there was considerable activity, many
visitors calling to inquire for informa?
tion, among them a sister of General
Sir Archibald Hunter.
Cape Town, October 24.?A private
telegram from Dclagoa bay says a man
has just_ arrived there from Johannes
burg,~rriYd asserts that the Transva-.il
government has appropriated &50 beds
in private houses in Johannesburg for
wounded troops from the front.
The Boer organs, according to this
informant, are doing everything to
minimize the Boor losses, and all sorts
of iiiisst.ilemonts and misrepresenta?
tions ore employed.
London, October 24.?The War Oftlco
publishes to-night a dispatch from Col?
onel Baden Powell, the British com?
mander at ?>l-afoklng\ dated October 15th
nnd forwarded from Cape Town:
"All well here. In a fight to-day four
miles from Mafeklng the armored train,
a section of tin- British South African
police and two squadrons of the Pro?
tectorate regiment repulsed the enemy,
losing two killed and fifteen wounded,
the latter including Lieutenant Ben
tlnck, Ninth Lancers, and Lieutenant
Bray, of the Protectorate regiment,
both slightly.
"The e:,cmy's loss Is estimated at 53
killed,, beside many wounded. The
names of our killed and wounded will
follow. All worked splendidly and are
very anxious for the next meeting with
the enemy.
(Continued on Six Page.)
Canada's Final Proposition For
Permanent Settlement.
Will no Concc?lo?l to ttlo Cnllril muio?
Ulli.1 Furlurr Clnlm It Cnuailn
Itecelvce Pyrumld llnrbor?Ini
porlnl Ftcnnro Probably Influ?
enced Cnunillnus-A Knmmnry of
c laims llorctoforo Preferred.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Liondon, Oct. 24.?Tho Associated
Press Is enabled to give authoritatively
Canada's final proposition for a per?
manent settlement of the Alaska dis?
pute. It Is very different from her
former demands and was delivered to
United States Ambassador Choate by
tho Canadian Minister of Marino and
Fisheries, Sir Louis Henry Davies, late
to-n'ight bet?r? tho latter sailed, and
dispatched to-day to "Washington by the
Filipino General Pillion's Promise
to His Followers .Stirs lloilo.
Filipinos nre Rclnruliig to Abandon
e<l Towns itucl IlooraranlBliiK ?Goiib
ornl Oil* I'rulilbKn Irociil I'nperi
From I'rlullnir Jlovoiuoul ot?
Troops-Frlvllcgcs of Prisoners
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila, Oct. 24.-5:50 p. m.?Hollo is
stirred by the expectation of Important
fighting. General Pulion began "un?
roiling tho bloody scroll," as he prom?
ised his followers In a recent speech, by
firing volleys at the American outposts
nightly. Since Sunday reinforcements
have been arriving from- <the North.
This actlvtlty Is designed to divert the
Visayans from their dissatisfaction
against the Tagalos.
Colonel Adolf Schiel.
Major General Sir W. renn Symons. Major General J. D. F. French.
CE===cs3? c<ijx===^
General Symons, who led tho British at Dundee, was badly wounded, Gen?
eral French, in command of a Britiih ciYalry dirition, routed the Boers at Elands
Inatte, and Colonel Schiel, who wii captured by. French, is General P. j. Jou
bert's chief of staff. ? -
officials of tho United Slates Embassy.
It is as follows:
"That the boundary line be arbitrated
upon terms similar to those imposed by
the United States and Great Britain
over Venezuela, particularly those pro
Visions making fifty years occupancy
by either side conclusive evidence of
title, occupancy of less loan that period
to be taken as equity allows under In?
ternational law.
"That, as a condition precedent to
and absolutely preliminary to arbitra?
tion. Skaguay and Dyca would be con?
ceded to tho United States without fur?
ther claim if Canada received Pyramid
"In other words, Canada gives up
t much of tho disputed gold country in
return for a seaport, but stipulates that
she must get the latter before she
agrees to arbitrate the boundary line."
London, Oct. 24.?The -.-l'oposltlons of
Sir IjouIs Henry Davids were made pri?
vately and were, apparently, th? result
of an unexpected communication from
his government, for Sir Louis, the day
previous, expressed no Inkling that he
was empowered to mak? such sweeping
proposals. The Canadian statesman
heretofore has insistently denied the
Umlted States contention that Dyea and
Skasuay must first be ceded to the
United States before treating on the
sufoject and his sudden change of front
and the concession of two such import?
ant points are apparently intended aj
! a couo, and Mr. Choate. was found, to
j a certain extent, unprepared. The only
I reply he could make was that he would
! inform the authorities at Washington
j and await their advices, as his instruc?
tions did not conts.-nplnte such a change
of base by Canada.
(Continued on Six Page.)
[ Agu>inaIdo has ordered the release on
parole of Areneta nnd other Vlsayan
leaders, who are disposed to negotiate
for peace, and Is wiatchlng them to pre?
vent further negotiations.
The Fourth Infantry reconniassances
about Imus Pound that the insurgents
had returned to Das Marinas. Their
bugles blew when the Americans ap?
It Is reported that they are reorganiz?
ing at Marabou and other towns. The
leading Inhabitants of that section have
requested Major General Otis to garri?
son the towns, because the Insurgents
are living off the people. Sufficient
troops are lacking for this.
General Otis has prohibited the local
papers from printing the arrivals, de?
partures or any movements of troops.
Acuinaldo, if he is a student of the
Manila papers, has been kept posted as
to tho whereabouts of every company
In the army.
The news that the Spaniards attempt?
ed to surrender the rebel artillery at
Santa Rosa lias reached Tarlac, and
has spread through tho country. The
Filipinos are taking vengeance on the
prisoners by curtailing the few privi?
leges they had."
Washington, V> C, Oct. 24?Tho War
Department htu, received tho following
"Manila, Oct 24, 1S99.
"Adjutant General, Washington:
"Hughe9 reports Panay j Insurgents
driven out of Negros. Byrne struck
one band, killed ten, captured thirteen.
Native troops struck another band,
killed six. No casualties. OTIS "
<By Telegraph to Vtrgmtan-Pllot.)
London, Oct. 24.?Russia, It has been
learned by the Associated Press, has
at last agreed <o arbitrate with the
United States the claims resulting from
the seizure of sealers In the Bering
Sen, which have been pending for about
eight years. A protocol between tho
two governments has been drawn up,
the final formalities are expected to b?
concluded next month, and the arbi?
tration will probably take the form of
the Venezuela court.
Washington, Oct. 2?.?These Claims
originated In the seizure by the Russian
authorities off the coast of Siberia, of
three American sealing vessels, and the
damages claimed aggregate about $150,
000. The vessels were the James Ham?
ilton Lewis, the Cape Horn Pigeon, and
the C. H. White. In each case the
largest item of the claim Is on account
of the sufferings of the American olll
cors and crew while under arrest. The
enscs differ from those claims pre?
sented by British sealers, which were
settled by the Bering Sea arbitration.
In the fact that while the British ves?
sels were seized by the American rev?
enue cutters on what the arbitration
declared to bo the high seas, the Hus
slnn men-of-war seized these American
sealers within seven miles of the Ast?
atic coast. It 1? a matter of Interest
that for the first time the Russian gov?
ernment contends that marine jurisdic?
tion of a country extends at least this
distance front the shore line Instead of
being limited to a marine league, as
laid down by the old writers on Inter?
national Law.
The protocol through which the ar?
bitration was arranged was prepared in
St. Petersburg by United Stales Min?
ister Tower nnd the Russian Foreign
Office. It was agreed by the parties
that there should bo but one arbitrator,
and the person selected for that p:>si
Is Dr. Asser, a. celebrated Dutch jurist,
who took a prominent part in The
Hague conference. The ense will be
submitted to him as soon as the papers
can he prepared at the State Depart?
(By Telegraph Virglnlnr.-Pilot.)
Chicago, Oct. 24.?Forty-two wives
scattered throughout tho world, four of
whom are In Chicago, was the confes?
sion made to-day by Walter L. Farns
worlh, a Chicago candy commission
man, who was arrested yesterday
charged with bigamy. Farnsworth al?
so admitted that he was a man of
many aliases. Some of these are
Charles Bradford. A. J. Ilittlg, S. L.
Thomas, A. L.< Kiefer and Bradahaw.
"I cannot tell exactly how many
women 1 have married." said he. "I
know of eleven in Europe, four in
China, three In Peru, one in England,
and over twenty others In different
parts of the world; hut. to save my
soul. I could not tell how many. I
married them for different reasons. I
did not live long with them. They wiU
all tell you I was good to them."
(By Telegraph to VlrEtnlan-Pllot)
London, Ken., Oct. 24.?Tom White
more nnd Dan Farmer were nmbushed
yesterday on Horse Creek, en route to
Clay County Circu.lt Court. The former
was killed nnd the latter injured. Bob
Travis was killed at Hamlet.
A report s/tales that a Philpivt,
route to Manchester Court, was nm?
bushed and killed at Pigeon Roost to?
Trouble is reported on Sexton's Creek
between the White and Baker factions.
Circuit Judge Everson, fearing assas?
sination, did not go to Manchester nnd
the opening of court was delayed. Grif?
fins nnd Phllpots are present In large ,
numbers, heavily armed. Manchester
is crowded nnd the situation looks]
Paducah, Ky., Oct. 21.?Murray Gil?
bert, well known musician, shot nnd
? killed Janle Hall, aged 23, and then
blew out his brains while in a saloon ,
here last night. Jealousy prompted the j
I tragedy. Gilbert was connected with
one of the best families in thi3 section.
ilnnrnnlluo Itcgulatloii? Sloritlloil.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, D. C, Oct. 24.?The Sec?
retary of Agriculture has promulgated
[ an order modifying previous regulations
eencerning the shipment of cattle after
November 1 from the quarantine dis?
trict, Tho order permits shipment after
that date without any restrictions ex?
cept those enforced by local regulations
to all points except Tennessee. Missouri,
Kansas. Western Texas. Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Arizona, Cattle In?
tended for these States are allowed to
be shipped after undergoing Inspection
and being found free from infection. As
the regulations stood before the change
was made they prohibited shipment
without inspection before January L
After nnuy Yoitra.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pliot.)
Paris, Mo., Oct. 24.?The grand jury
this afternoon returned an indictment
for murder in the first degree against
Alexander Je3ter, on the charg? of mur?
dering Gilbert Gates, 28 years of age.
Tho indictment contains twelve counts
and covers every theory of murder from
unknown means to a knife, pistol and
Gcn?rnl l-'lizniict) I,** Arrive*.
New York, October 24.?Among
tho passengers who arrived to-*
night on the Ward Line steamer
Havana from Cuba was General
Fltzhugh Lee.
Thirteenth Annual Session of Med?
ical Society of Virginia.
Welcomed to Virginia's Cnpttnl City
by l>r. J, Alllaon IIodcoa-Dr,
l.lvllll l.uiiU lov.l, or NorJolll,
.Motto? tlio Bospouaa-After lbs
President's Address tho Hocio.tr
?Joes Into tii-nulvu Session,
- ? i m:w
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va.. Oct. 24.?The Medical
Society o? Virginia convened In this
city In Its 30th annual session to-night,
with a large attendance o? members.
There wore also many citizens and vis?
itors at Hotel Jefferson, where the dally
sessions will be held.
Dr. Jacob Mlchauz, the president,
presided. The address of welcome was
made by Dr. Allison Hodges, and was
full of cordiality. The response was
j made by Dr. Living Lankford, of Nor?
folk, and commanded tho undivided at?
tention of his auditors. He eald:
Mr. President, Fellows of the Medical
Society, Ladled and Gentlemen:
As I appear here at our State Capital,
made savred by a hundred memories,
before thl3 splendid audience, adorned
by that presence which, to a Virginia
gentleman's heart has ever sDoken of
all that Is true and noble, beautified and
pure, 1 am reminded of that occasion
when Kdmund Rurke, In tho zenith of
his power, appeared before the Univer?
sity of Glasgow. It is said that his
peerless voice faltered w'ith tho beating
of his great heart, and that for a
moment he atuod before that cultured
assembly as speechless 03 a marble
statue, and almost as cold. It Edmund
Burke, the renowned scholar, the pro?
found philosopher and tho daring
statesman, * whose massive character
was Kiifliclcnt to shake a throne, and
whoso giant Intellect moved like a con?
queror among the mightiest thinkers of
all Europe; If this high, proud scion of
wealth and royalty could fall and stand
there abashed and mu to as tho walls
I about him, surely thero is good exouso
for tho manifest trepidation which X
feel to-night.
Mr. President, I havo no bouquets of
fresh and fragrant flowers from tho
enchanted lands of poetry and rhetoric
for thlB fastidious audience of ladles;
I have no mental telescope with which
to transport the fellows of this society
to the last discovered planet In the far
off heavens of sclnce. Theso tributes
you cannot, you must not, expect from
me. Such glowing forms of speech be?
long not to the practical realm wherein
the lolling physician spends his life.
Tho common Greek could not so much
as 11 rt the shield of Achilles, nor Can
l here aspire tv> wear the armour of our
lamented Dr. Moore ami many others
who have annually, upon these occa?
sions, delighted and entertained this
association with their eloquence Rut
one thing I have, Mr. President, and
that alone is my excuse Tor not placing
the-Pacific between. Richmond and my?
self to-night and reporting for duty at
General Wheeler's headquarters Hi the
Philippines. I have interest in and
sympathy and lovo for thi3 grand old
medical society. For eighteen years,
with few exceptions, It has bnen my
great privilege, after a trying summer
campaign of sickness In the eastern
portion of the State, to come ud to tho
meetings of this society. Every time I
havo been greatly cheered and com?
forted and benefited by contact with the
choice spirits whi> have controlled these
assemblies, and every year I have re?
turned to my work better prepared to
tight disease and allay tho pangs which
torture our groaning race. To absent
myself and shirk the duty which your
generous suffrages have thrust upon
mo would be a display of seltislmess and
Ingratltutde which I should blush to
recall, and so I am. herw to speak for a
little while upon a theme which Is of
interest to us all, I trust. Another topic
had been In my mind, but the death
just at that time of our beloved brother.
Dr. W. W. Parker, of this city, whoso
virtues are worthy of lasting rcmem
branco, has led mo to select a subject
which was abundantly exemplified in
his career. I mean
In his Autobiography Goetho says:
"Sooner or later every man comes to
the consciousness that he lives a double
life?the one real, the .other ideal."
Napoleon said: "Imagination rules the
world." Imagination Is that faculty
which looks to tho possible and un?
known, which Invents and creates;
which mirrors and reproduces tho real.
Tho imagination In Its highest function
penetrates and analyzes and reaches
conceptions by no other faculty discov?
erable. It Is the great spring of human
activity and the chief source of human
Improvements: it delights to mirror to
the mind scenes and characters more
perfect than thoso with which we are
1acquainted; It wards off dullness and
satiety: it stifles satisfaction with pres?
ent conditions ajid past attainments; It
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
classific?tI?TTof nbw?^
Telezraoh News?Paees l, 6 and U.
Local News?Pases 3 and 5
Virginia News?Pane 8.
North Carolina News?Page 9.
Portsmouth News?Pa^e tOancl It.
Berkley News?pas* It,
Markets?Page 13.
Shippms?Pass 12.
Real estate?P?se t2 ? '.. v

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