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Boers Began the Attack Wednes?
day and Renewed it Yesterday
GENERAL SYMONS DEAD
The English Commander Succumbs
to Wounds Received at Glencoe.
BRITISH LOSSES HEAVY
Disci l >i r io ii or tho Movoiiieiita of Brit*
lull mill nocr Troop* nt llio Kent of
Wur-Itivemlfiuil nml Conlrmllc
lun It oporll-Cilcncno ICncnsrc
in en I !?ot llio Decisive Vldnr.r at
rim Aiii';.-mi - Niirt'i'n In oonrrnl
White'? Artillery Aclilovcu nt 111**
trevniiiK Coat?Gordon Illglilntiri.
it. unit Ito.vil Illfli's 1'rnctlcnlly
Wlitioin Oulcer* Slnco tlio Fight in
triilcti 1I10M0 Commtiinls Enffngctl,
<By Telegraph tc Vlrglnlan-PUot)
Pretoria, Oct. 24, via, Lourenzo,
Marquez.?The bombardment of Mafc
king by General Cronjo's commando
began Ibis moining.
The women and children were given
ample time to leave tho town.
Pretoria, Oct. 25. via -Lourenzo,
Marques.?Tlio shelling of Mafcklng
?was resumed at daybreak this morning,
Several houses arc in ilamcfi.
GENERAL SYMONS DEAD.
London, Oct. 2?.?Tho death ot Gen?
eral Sir William Bonn Symons, the
British commander at Glencoe, who was
6hot In the stomach in the battlo with
the Boers there October 20th, was ofll
clally announced In the House of Com?
The parliamentary secretary of the
War Office, Mr. Wyndham, in renounc?
ing the death of General Symons, said:
"The news was considerately sent to
Generul White by General Joubert,
?which conllrms tho Impression that
General Yule find to leave ills wound?
ed at Dundee."
GENERAL YULE'S MOVEMENT.
London, Oct. 2?.?The War Olllce to?
day received tho following telegram
from General White:
"Lndysmlth, Oct. 2?.
"Brlgndlcr-General Y'ule's force has
left Dundee with the view of concen
tratlon at Lndysmlth. To avoid tho
risk of life, which a long march would
have entailed, the wounded were left
at Dundee, under medical supervision.
"Yesterday Sir Gcorgo Willie, having
ascertained by a previous rcconno'ls
snncc that the Free State forces had
moved eastward from Hester's station
and were atitempting to gain the road
from Ladysmitlt to the nortlt, moved
out in the direction of Elandshiagte,
with the Fifth Lancers, Nineteenth
Huzzars, Imperial Light Horse, Natal
Mounted Volnnleers, two Hold batter?
ies, one mountain batitery and a bri?
gade of infantry.
THE BOERS REPULSED.
"Tho enemy posted a battery two
miles south of Moldcrsprult and opened
with Infantry Uro at long range on the
Brilltdi advance guard, consisting of
tho Nineteenth Huzzars. This was fol?
lowed by artillery fire directed with
considerable accuracy ngainst the Brit?
ish guns. An notion lasting six hours
ensued at Rictfontnln Form. The en?
emy were driven from the hills com?
manding the roads. Sir George White's
object being accomplished, tho column
returned to Lndysmlth. The enemy is
believed to have suffered- Severnl
Boers own officially that ahoy lost over
one hundred killed at Elandslaagte.
Threo hundred prisoners, wounded and
unwounded, nro in tho hands of the
British, including several of high posi?
"In the nctlon at Elandslaagte Octo?
ber 21st, the Johannesburg forco, with
a detachment of tho German corps,
was completely broke up. All was well
at Mnfcklng up to October 21st.
"All was well at Kimberley up to
October 23d. The defenders are in good
YULE'S COLUMN SAFE.
London. Oct. 20.?The War Office has
'received tho following dispatch from
"LndysmiUi, October 2G.?12:40 p. m.?
General Yule's column has Just march?
ed in hero after a Very hard march
during a night cvf exceptionally heavy
rain. Tho men, though done lip, are in
good spirits and only want a rest. The
enemy did not molest them."
MORE TROOPS TO SAIL.
London, Octoher 26.?Orders were is
eupd to-day for an additional five thou?
sand troops to sail for South Africa be?
tween November 4th and November
Durban, Natal, October 23.?(Delayed
In transmission.)?Ex-Stato Attorney
K?ster, the defender ot Von Veltheim,
the murderer of Woolfe Joel, at one
tlnje Hie partner of the lato Barney
Barimtb, was among tho killed at
It Is said here that Colonel Schiel's
German force was almost annihilated
at that battle.
FIGHT AT RHODES DRIFT.
Cape Town, October 26.?According to
a dispatch received here from Pretoria,
in thojengngement between the British
forces under Colonel - Plumer and the
Boers at Rhodes Drift, six Boers were
killed and four were made prisoners.
Durban, October 26.?Martial law has
been proclaimed throughout Natal. A
transport has arrived with a battalion
of the ltlfle Brigade.
ARRIVAL, OF ARTILLERY.
Cape Town, Oct. 2C?The traftsport
Zayathln, whose voyage from Liverpool
was delayed by dlllloultles with her ma?
chinery, has arrived with a battery tuid
a half of field artillery.
ller sister transport, with fin equal
force, which has been similarly de?
layed, Is daily expected.
London, Oct. 2G.?The dispatches from
the front are so diversified und contra?
dictory that it is dllllcult to outline the
situation with any degree of precision
Three or four main facts, however,
stand out prominently. General Sy
mons's fight at Gloncoe was not any?
thing like the deaislvo victory at llrst
alleged, and General Yule would pro?
bably havo been, annihilated or snot
with the same fate Us the cauturcd
HtlZZars If he had not retreated.
General White's "artillery duel" nt
nielfontcin was a very severe engage?
ment, In which the rlflle did great exe?
cution, and where success was only
aclnleved tit a disastrous cost. The
bombardment of Matching lins com?
menced, with unknown result, and the
Boers have got their Huzzar prisoners
safely to Pretoria.
Altogether 'the campaign Is bolng
pushed by the Boers so strenuously
and on such sound strategetlcal lines
that the situation of the British must
in nil probability give them cause for
deep anxiety for some time to come.
It Is difficult to see how the concen?
trated force at Ladysmlth will be able
lo take the aggressive Immediately,
Apart from the fatigue, regiments like
the Gordon Highlanders anil Royal
Rifles have been practically without of?
ficers since the fights, and oae hun?
dred and thirty-live additional officers
have been ordered to leave England as
speedily as possible.
A REPORT CONTRADICTED.
London, Oct. 2(1.?In the House of
Commons to-day Mr. Wyndhftnv the
Parliamentary Secretary of the War
Office, replying to Mr. John Dillon,
Irish Nationalist, declared that the
British troops were not using expand?
ing bullets, ami had no such bullets.
FRIDAY'S FIGHT AT DUNDEE.
London, Oct. 2G.?A batch of delayed
dispatches arrived here this morning
via Lourenzo, Mnrqulz. They are as
"Pretoria, Oct. 21.?Friday's fight nt
Dundee started at live In the morning
and lasted until two In tho afternoon.
The Burghers, under General Lucius
Meyer, look up a strong position, but
were compelled to retire to their laager
nfter capturing a Mnxlm. Tim fight?
ing was resumed at ten this morning
in the neighborhood of Glcncoe and
Dundee. Several Boer forces were en?
gaged. The firing was distinctly heard
^PROCLAMATION TO BASUTOS.
"Pretoria. October 21. ? President
Steyn, of the Orange Free State, has
Issued a proclamation to the Basuto na?
tion, explaining the reasons for the war,
and also stating that Hoer forces havo
been placed near the Basutolahd bor?
der, lie makes known that the republic
is at peace with tho Basutos and wishes
to continue so, adding that no Injury
will bo done to Basutos remaining quiet
and not assisting the British."
MANY BRITISH PRISONERS.
"Pretoria, October 22.?The British
prisoners cuptured Friday near Dun?
dee were entrained at Datmhauser.
They filled ?.en trucks. Tho officers trav?
eled first class, and a separate van was
provided for two wounded otllcors.
An enormous crowd assembled -at tho
station here to witness their axrivaJ,
but there was no demonstration. When
they alighted the prisoners were receiv?
ed with funereal silence upon the part
of the crowd. The greatest order and
decorum prevailed whlh; Ihc^ ?ctu bnf
versing the streets. The wounded were
taken to a hospital, while the other of?
ficers and men were marched to tho
race course, escorted by mounted
Burghers, and wore encamped on tho
spot where Jameson's troopers were
confined. The ofllccrs (Lieutenant Colo?
nel Moller, Major Greviltc and Captain
Pollock, of the Eighteenth Huzzars,
and Captain Lonsdals, Lieutenant Le
Mesurler, Lieutenant Garvlce, Lieu?
tenant Grlmshaw, Lieutenant Mnjcndlo
and Lieutenant Shore, of the Dublin
Fusileers) looked in good health. They
are quartered in a building apart from
the men. On giving their parole they
will be allowed tho freedom of the
whole enclosure. The men appear in?
different and spend most of their time
smoking. They sleep on the grand
THE RIETFONTEIN FIGHT.
Details of the fighting at-Rletfonteln
nre coming in slowly. A special dis?
patch from Lndvsmlth, dated October
24th. filed after the fight, says:
"On discovery thnb the Boers were
massed ito the westward of the main
road to Dundee an attempt was mnde
by a train to recover the body of Col?
onel Scott-Chisholme, killed at Elands
laagte. The train was fired upon and
obliged to retire and Genernl White
moved out to attack the Boers, believed
to bo Free Staters, who should have
joined the Transvaalers at Elands
lnggtc. Genernl White commanded
personally- The Fifth Lancers were
placed on cither flank. They llrst came
in touch with the Roers bel?w Mod
dcrsprult, where 1,300 Burghers occu?
pied a strong ridge, whence thoy open?
ed tiro at 1.200 yards, hilling several
of tho British. In 'the meantime, the
Orders and Natal Carbineers ndvanced
unscathed through an opening in the
ridge under tho lire of a Roer gun,
while tb.c Imperial Light Horse took
part of the crest of the ridge, the Roten
retiring- At nhout nine, 'however, a
Boer gun stationed on the crest of
Matawnnnskop opened fire, with great
accuracy on tho British force, which
in the meantime had come up; but the
shells failed to explode and the British
artillery silenced the opposition. The
whole British force then advanced and
the action became general. A large
body of Boers occupied strong posi?
tions at Matawnnaskop nnd the pre?
cipitous ridges surrounding It. The
British guns shelled the positions and
the Infantry advanced under cover of
the fire. The Gloujcesters nnd Devons
crossed a fearful fire-zone beneath
Tuitnnyonl Hill, whence the Boers
(Continued on Six Past.)
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Left
Less Than $2,000,000 by Father.
Allrcl, Iii? Kccotul Nu 11, Who ?Jets
Fifty Million, dl vm tlio l'rnoilcnl
l> VlslnlicrltoilniUont .Sou Fnongli
or Ilia lnliorlini.ee to ?lnlio III?
Fortm.o Fqnnl lo llio (litter Mem?
ber! of tlio Fnrally.
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Now Yorlt, Oct. 28.?Senator Depow to?
night gave out a statement of tho terms
of the will or the late Cornelius Vander?
It shows that tho fortuno Is estimated
at J70.000.000. Alfred Gywnn Vanverbllt
will get about J50,000,000. Bo thus be?
comes tho head ot the family. Tho will
gives Cornelius Vanderbilt about $1,500,
000. It gives to each ot bis remaining
brothers and sisters about J7.500.COO,
Alfred, of course, not Included.
Out of tho spirit of affection and for
tho purpose of satisfying nil of the mem?
bers of tho family Alfred Oywun Vander?
bilt gives his brother Cornelius enough of
his Inheritance to make his fortuno equal
The Last Day's Session of the
DR. SOUTHCATE LEICH.
Enter* a Protest Against Roctiion* n?e
of Knlfo In Appcntlloitt* Cnseil ?
Kloeioil First Vice'Preaiilottt of Hie
Nocteiy,WI?lcli mcon In Ctinrlotlca*
Tlllo Next Tcnr?A Petersburg
(Special to Vlrglhhtn-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va., Oct. 3G.?The Med?
Ic.tl Society ot Virginia continued its
sessions to-tiny, meeting ntt 11 o'clock.
A report ot "cases ot cerebro-splnnl
meningitis, also cases of appendicitis,
by Dr. It. J. Hicks, of YVarrentwon, was
read ahd wns fullly tV.scusscd.
DR. LEIGH'S PROTEST.
Dr. Southgnto Leigh, ot Norfolk, \rho
has had a great deal of appendicitis In
his practice, said ho had been operated
on lor the trouble. He entered a pro?
test \agn<Inst -what he termed "the reck?
less surgery In appendicitis cases which
where chickory and coffee are mixed
under pretence of Improving the llavor
of the coffee.
Pyrites Is manufactured In Virginia,
eaid Dr. Whitfield, nnd it is used for
no other purpose In tho world than as
an adulterant. It goes into Hour, candy
and a great many other things.
Sugar is adulterated with sand and
A great deal of the sugar on the mar?
ket is made out of cotton rags and
Annllne Is often used In candy.
He said "vanilla" extract is made in
factories where there has never been a
Lurd is adulterated by whitewash.
Tlie less said abovtt the butter the bet?
Jluatards are sold which have no
mustard In them. Logwood, cochineal
and sugar are used In n great many
Baking powders have a very fair pro?
portion of alum, gome are all alum.
Milk put on the market now has to
be preserved, to say nothing of skim?
mings, chalk and water, boras, soda,
formal dehycte nnd other chemicals.
Dr. Whitfield cited .a number of
foods nnd flavors which are adulterated
with chemicals, having a deleterious ef?
fect on the human system.
ELECTION OE OFFICERS.
Another session was held this after?
noon and the business completed by the
election of Officers, nnd tlio Choosing of
a plnee of meeting, as follows:
President?Dr. Hugh Nelson, of
First Vice President?Dr. Southgnte
Leigh, of Norfolk.
Second Vice President?Dr. S. T. A.
Kent, of Ingram.
Third Vice President?Dr. B. I.
Hicks, of Wnrrinptoh.
Recording Secretary? Dr. Lnndon B.
Edwards, ot Richmond.
ZULU. ' -?'-*'
GENERAL YULE'S RETREAT AND ZULU AND BASUTO WARRIORS.
i- 'Ot?ttt?d^rroBi Glencoe by way of Helpmakoar, a roundabout way. toward Ladysutlth. Room and
??m *?? ? T'T ab?Ulth,e, ?ttltud? 01 th* nal,T"* Sout). Africa. Tliero arc 170.000 Zulus ?Zu Inland an
170,000 In Swaz.laud under an Eogll.h protectorate, and there are L'50.000 Basuto? in BnautolAud,whlou"l^tlSh t"rS
tory. la. British Boclmanaland there ?r? 50,000 natives, who hate the EntflUh. The Transvaal l as WoOO^Zul 9 and
jotJror nat ves and Oape Colony ?od Natal over ?00.000 more. It is believed that the Zulus will help the Boers and Uiat I
the Basutos will s.do with the Brltl.k. Tho Boers, it la reported, have already enlisted 13,000 Zulus. 1
to that of the other momhers, namely,
J7.S00,000. Senator P voy says that Cor?
nelius Vanderbilt hi . accepted this ar?
rangement in tho spirit in which it wia
.Hooting of Koniliern HoRlory Tarn
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Charlotte, N. C, Oct. 26.?Tho Southern
Hosiery Yarn Spinners' Association met
hero to-day, President Charles Atlatuson
presiding. A committee was appointed to
draft a constitution and by-laws and se?
cure a charter and report lit the next
meeting, tho second Thursday !n Decent'
bor. One hundred and nineteen thousand
spindles woro represented.
One of th<> main objects of tills meeting
was to sec that no one cuts prices and to
agreed upon a scale.
North Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia
and Alabama mills were represented at
Proponcit Increase of Ocrmu.it JVnvy
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Berlin,. October 26.?The correspon?
dent here of the Associated Press learns
authoritatively that tho conferences
between the Secretary of the Admiral?
ty, Admiral Tirplts; the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Count Von Buelow,
and the Imperial Chancellor. Prince Ho?
henlohe, related solely to the Increase
of Hie German navy by speedier and
larger ships than contemplated under
tho existing program. This is due to the
radically changed political situation of
the world. It Is not intended as a threat
to anyone. The conferences did not re?
fer to sending warships to South Afri?
ca, nnd no decision has been reached as
to in what shape the new naval plans
will go before the Reichstag.
is seen on every hand." Ho said when
necessary operations should be per?
formed, but only when absolutely nec?
essary. He believed in a large number
of ?hses recurrence could bo prevented.
Tlio three most important things to tie
looked nf ter by patients to prevent" n
return of tlio trouble is to keep tho sys?
tem open, to avoid violent exercise nnd
to avoid tho causes ot indigestion. To
prevent paralysis of the muscles of the
bowels lie had successfully used Fara
dlc electricity. Tho use of the lee bag
in appendicitis was reeommeded.
Dr. Harris, of Ocean View, Dr. Pul?
ton, Hr. W. S. Robinson, ot Danville,
and Dr. J.- N. Uiwhur, of Richmond,
nnd others spoke to the subject.
Several physicians thought all cases
of appendicitis should be operated on,
but a majority of the speakers were in?
clined to more conservatism in oper?
DR. BOOTH EXrELLKD,
The Judiciary Committee reported a
resolution which said charges of a
most serious naturo against Dr. J. 15.1
Booth, of Petersburg, had been found
true and recommended that he be ex?
pelled from the uoeiety. The ballot was
circulated and Dr. Booth expelled.
Three-fourths vote was required.
Dr. Bootli was expelled by the Peters?
burg Academy of Medicine and the case
reported to tho grand Jury in the Hust?
ings Court, but he was never Indicted.
Out of 116 votes cast to-day 100 wero
for expulsion and 18 agalnat It.
Dr. J. M. Whitfield, of Ulchmond.
who is an analytical chemist, spoke on
food adulterations. He read circular*
sent out by food adulterators, especial?
ly of coffee.' Some of It Is used in
Richmond, ho said. There are a great
many boarding houses in Richmond
Corresponding Secretory--Dr. J. F.
AVinn, oi" Richmond.'
Treasurer?Dr. R. T. Sty II, of New?
The committees wore re-elected, with
but few changes.
CHAT. L.OTT BS VI DDE 01108 E N.
Charlottcsvlllo was chosen us the
next meeting place.
The society adjourned after a ban?
They ? "i u OnmrHde.
(Ry Telegraph to Vlrginliio-Pllot.l
Charleston, S. C, October 26.?The
Norwegian government hns Instructed
Its representative at this place to se?
cure the release of two shipwrecked
Bailors, held here for murder. The con?
sul secured the release to-day. In Au?
gust last a Norwegian bark was caught
In :t West Indian hurricane oft the Flor?
ida coast nnd completely wrecked.
Three >'( the cro\v remained on i i tft
for several days without food or Wilt r
and finally draw lots to see which
should die for the other two. The two
remaining wore rescued ami broughl
to this port, and held for murder, when
they related their experience. The men
will bo sent home.
Florida i.nbor TriMibie? ftptf t?<l.
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 23.?Tho labor
trouble? at Southern Alalmtnn and West?
ern Florida saw mills were settled ?il*
afternoon and work will be resumed at
once, says li Pensacola dispatch to the
T'mes-linlon and Citizen. Settlement of
the differences at tho mills is to bo left
entirely to an arbitration committee, com?
posed of Oeneral Secretary John W. Hays,
of tho Knights of Labor, and William A.
mount, a prominent Pensacola lawyer.
Bishop of Manila Declared an En?
emy of Philippine Republio.
WILL APPEAL TO POPE
Proposition to Link America to the
Philippines by Cable,
THE SULTAN OF SULU
Tlio McKinley.Administration wiife.
I10WI? (rout llio l'tibllo Ute i'rovl??
Intin lit the A rrmlgotltont Mntlo by
(Jciirrnl llnlo* llliliilio Knie? or
ihr Nomlicn?!rrn Cirottp ol tlto
1'ltll ipplncN? Prnjout urn t'nblo of
I'linr I.IuKh In Heilig; t'oiiMlloreil
by Our <if?vornnient mm rorelgu
Wit loll Wottlil Ho Aliened by Iln
<(tn?irhati?ti?-*Anxiety to itttoir
w tint Our I'lttits Art-.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-mot.)
Manila. Oct. 20.?5:S0 p. m.?The Fil?
ipino Congress had selected a commis?
sion of native priests to proceed to
Homo and explain to the Pope the
abuses and Iniquities of the Friars and
ask for correcting Intervention.
Agulnaldo, In a recent speech at Tar
lac, characterised the Friars as In?
triguers and abusera of honor, law and
morality, and declared they compassed
Spain's downfall In the Philippines. He
? "We can have no consideration for
the Friars, whose iniquities and abuses
are doubtless unknown at the Vatican,
where only tho Friars own misleading
reports are received. It this commis?
sion line nut yet left Manila, the fact
it* due to the machination nnd intrigue
of Bishop Noanledn, of Manila, vfto Is
most elllcactotisly aiding our enemies." :',
The Thirty-fourth Infantry proceeaell :?<
lo .San Isldro this morning, Colonel
ICennon commanding. . , .
SPANISH GUNBOAT RAISED.
Washington, Oct. re?Admiral Wat?
son, at Manila, htm informed tho Navy
Department that the Spanish gunboat
Ararat; sunk May, IStiS, In the Paslg
river, ha? been raised. Her hull, boiler
and machinery uro In fair condition,
and she will be repaired.
The Arayafc- Is a email gunboat 1H
feet long and of IST to ts displacement.
She has estimated ?hc?tl of 10 knots,
and carries two quit'? 11 ring guns.
THE SULU ISLANDS.
Washington. D. C, October 20.?The
War Department odlcialH refuse to
make public hity of the provisions of
ihc arrangements made by General
BatCS with the Sultan of Sulu, the
BOtithermost group of the Philippines,
but state that the main features have
been touched upon in the cabled press
reports from Manila. The document ar?
rived in Washington six weeks ago. A
Cabinet olllcer says that General Batoii
has secured for tho United States the
valuable services of the whole royal
family of Sulu for the compensation ot
a good clerk, nnd provided for the Im?
mediate mitigation of the conditions of
the slaves and their ultimate emancipa?
Not being In nctual possession of the
Sulu group (ami Spain has never been
able to obtain more than a nominal
suzerainty over it), the ability of tho
United States military commantlnr to
effect these tilings, besides preserving
peace and opening tho Islands to trade
is regarded us commendable: It is fur?
ther sdld that this arrangement Is not
permanent and does not prevent differ?
ent treatment of lite. Islands In the fu?
ture, and still further, It has not been
bo far approved by the President, and
may bo rejected if i> deemed proper
to do so.
Tho arrangement Is regarded as a
purely military one. fully within the
powers of tho American commanding
olllcer to draw up. and so it will not be
submitted to the Senate as would be a
treaty, but merely transmitted as a
matter of Information.
CABLE CONNECTION PROPOSED.
Washington, D. C, Oel 2tJ.?In offi?
cial and diplomatic circles attention Is
being directed to the question of a Pa?
cific cable linking this country with
the Philippines and points beyond, and
It Is understood that this Government
and those foreign governments which
would be affected by the cable aro now
actively considering the subject.
Tho nlllclala here ere assembling data
nnd preparing cable maps with the ox
pecratlon thnt the matter will! be
brought to the early attention of Con?
gress. In a general way the project is
for a cable of four Vrks, viz., from San
(Continued ' \ Page.)
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6.
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I North Girolhu News?Page o,
Portsmouth News?Patta 10 and 11.
?crkley News-m* it.
Markets?Paga 12. . .
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