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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
f.l VOLUME XVIII. MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1893. NUMBER 305. ' K- 'UK BEVi F BRITISH Captured by the Boers Altera Brief But Brillant Fight. ARMORED TRAIN ATTACKED. Advance of Reinforcements Will Be Contested Step by Step. THE INVESTMENT OF LADYSMITH. All tfio News From tlio Sceno of Wur In South Africa ludlcato That Both Sides Aro Strain ing tfSvcry Nerve to Hold Thelrowu. Estcourt, Nov. 17. The Elmeto Boer force has taken up a. position near En nerdale, a few miles north of here. They have eight 7-pounders and two French guns, Their strength Is 2,000 men. They" have looted Henderson's store. AH Is quiet here and ready for the enemy If it attacks. Durban, Nov. 17. Another complete armored train has been sent to Est court to replace the one disabled by the Boers Wednesday. London, Nov. 17. The serious and unexpected disaster to the Estcourt armored trains on the eve of the for ward movement for the relief of Lady smith has apparently convinced the British the advance will be contested step by step. The Boers are seemingly swarming south of Colenso. While a large force has come from the neighborhood of Ladysmith, a much larger force ha3 arrived from elsewhere, and will prob ably turn out to be General Schaks burgher's corps. The Boers, evidently are straining every nerve and bringing up every man to reduce Ladysmith before the British relief force is ready Their operations southward show considerable boldness and correctness of strategy. If their aim is to isolate Estcourt by cutting off communication with the Mool river, where there is an important railroad bridge, everything points to the belief that the officer com manding the relieving column will have a more difficult task than Is gen erally assumed. In front he will have a broad river to cross In the presence of the Boers; on his right and proba bly in his rear will be hostile bodies, who are, continually demonstrating their superior cunning. The official account of the disaster to the Estcourt armordd train, showing that 100 missing men are now prob ably already on their way to Pretoria to swell the large number of British prisoners already there, besides a score of wounded, demonstrates, It is claim ed, that the British must have encoun tered big odds, as all accounts agree that the small British force fought with the utmost bravery. Winston Churchill's brilliant be havior Is compared with the gallant ac tion In tho TIrah campaign, which won Lord Fincastle, there also acting as newspaper correspondent, the Vic toria cross. The railroad men of Estcourt have already forwarded a dispatch to the general manager of the railroad, ex pressing admiration for the coolness and pluck of young Churchill, to whose efforts they attributed the saving of the engine and tender and wounded, and asking the manager to convey their admiration for the brave man. There are rumors of another disaster to an Estcourt train, and it is reported that 25 volunteers who formed tho es cort aro missing. There is no confirm ation of these reports. When definite news from Ladysmith is available it will doubtless be found that the garrison has been having a lively tlmo. Nevertheless, not much credence should bo paid to the stories of trainloads of Boer wounded taken towards Pretoria, as the result of the crushing defeat sustained at the hands of the British. Experience has shown that tho Kafllrgrams, even though emanating from missionaries, are not trustworthy. However, thsro seems no doubt that there have been some sharp affairs. , Heavy rifle firing, followed by an ex plosion, was heard in the direction of Ladyamlth before daylight Thursday, indicating a night surprise, and possi bly the explosion of a magazine. i News From Ladysmith. Pretoria, Nov. 17. The following dispatch has been received from tho Boer camp at Elansgaate under date of Nov. 17: "Ladysmith has been com pletely encircled by the Boer forces. Our second big gun was successfully placed in position on Bulwan hill, in front of Ladysmith. The firing of heavy guns commenced with no casual ties to the burghers up to the present. Botha has hellographed from tho south of Ladysmith that the British bat teries opened a heavy fire with big guns and continuously dropped shells into tho works around Ladysmith." The OnielurDcspntch. London, Ncv. 17. Tho war ofllce has received the following dispatch from General Built r at Cape Town: "Hava received from Hildyard, Pieterniaritz burg, a telegram dated Nov. 15, of which the following is the purport: 'The officer commanding the troops at Estcourt reports at midday that an armored train left Estcourt with a company of thu Dublin Fusiliers and a company of tho Durban volunteers. North of Frere they encountered a party of Boers and began to withdraw. During the firing some of the truck3 were derailed. The Dublins turned out and advanced against the enemy, while the rest of the train appears to have returned without them to Est court. The officers commanding the troops reports that he was sending mounted troops In order to cover their withdrawal, but that about 100 are missing.' " Situation nt Kimberley. Kimberley, Nov. 17. The Boers were busy In throwing up fresh earthworks. There has been no further bombard ment. The De Beers mines are prac tically closed. Thousands of employes are now domiciled In the center of tne town and are being provisioned by the mayor's relief fund. The military au thorities have ordered all civilians to give up their arms and ammunition, with a view of preventing irresponsl bles firing at the Boers In. contraven tion of the laws of civilized warfare. Fight Near Ladysmith. Pretoria, Nov. 17. In an engage ment Tuesday south of Ladysmith the British advanced with 13 guns, attack ing 380 burghers of the Transvaal. A big gun was fired on the trops, who retired at 3 o'clock to a kloof near Ladysmith. The British loss Is un known. The Boer had one man killed and three wounded. In addition they had 13 horses killed and seven horses wounded. British Dead and Wounded. Estcourt, Natal, Nov. 17. The Red Cross train has again returned, but without bringing in the dead and wounded. The Boers declined to give any information as to the names of either killed or injured, referring the Inquirers to tho Pretoria press for all Information. All that they would dis close was the fact that three of the British were dead and wounded. Moro Transports Arrive. London, Nov. 17. It was officially announced that the British transports Malta, City of Vienna and City of Cam bridge have arrived at Cape Town, and that the transport Manilla has sailed from Cape Town for Natal. The Brit ish transport Orient has arrived at Durban. Successful Insistence. London, Nov. 17. MafeKing has re sisted the Boers so successfully that General Cronjo is now reported to bo directing his efforts against Kimberley. It is now known that tho relief move ment toward Kimberley commenced some time ago. Burled In n Foreign Land, Washington, Nov. 17. A dispatch was received at the war department from General Otis saying It was im possible to send the remains of the late Major John A. Logan to this country now, and therefore he has been burled at Manilla. Five days elapsed before the body could be Bent from the field to Manilla. General Otis says that the Bervant of Major Logan, with the ef fects of the major, Balled on the Sikh for tho United States. A fine portrait of Major Logan has teen sent to tho war department by Mrs. Logan, which Is to be placed In the saloon of tho transport Logan. " Monument to Do Lcsscps. Port Said, Nov. 17. Tho khedlve un veiled a monument here to the late Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, the en gineer of the Suez canal, in the pres ence of tho ministers, Lord Cromer, the British diplomatic agent, and other diplomats and representatives of vari ous bodies from all parts of Europe. The Shamrock Sighted. Glasgow, Nov. 17. Sir Thomas Lip- ton's racing yacht Shamrock, which left Now York Nov, 2, and passed FayaJ, Azore islands Nov. 10, is re ported to have been sighted, and is ex pected to reach the Clydo on Saturday. OEBEL'S ATTORNEYS Take St ps to Have Entire Voto of Louisville Thrown Out. INTIMIDATION IS CHARGED. Governor Bradley's Action In Refer ence to tho Troops is Made tho Basis For the Legal Pro cecdlugs There. Louisville, Nov. 17. Attorneys for William Goebel filed notice with tho local election board asking that the vote of the city of Louisville be thrown out. They claim that the election officers and voters were Intimidated by the militia ordered out by Governor Brad ley on Nov. 7. If the election board should see fit to throw out the vote of Louisville, this will give Goebel a safe plurality. Buford S. Williams, Colo man Carr and Wlngato Thompson, Democratic election officers of Frank lin county, were indicted by the fed eral grand jury, charged with con spiracy and intimidation against col ored voters. Mr. Damon Will Remain. Washington, Nov. 17. Tho president has refused to accept the resignation of Mr. Damon, tho Hawaiian minister of finance, and that official will remain in office at least until such time as con gress provides for a system of govern ment for tho Hawaiian islands. Mr. Damon's resignation was tendered at the time he was in Italy seeking to Becuro the emigration to Hawaii of Italian laborers. This pursuit was In the interest of an organization of planters and capitalists, and it was thought to be scarcely fitting that uio minister of finance should engage in Buch outside matters. Claimed He Was Wronged. Chicago, Nov. 17. Michael Emile Rolllnger, who murdered his wife last December and then set fire to the house in an endeavor to hide his crime, waB hanged in the county jail. Bollinger's neck was broken by the fall, and he was pronounced dead 15 minutes later. In an Impassioned speech from tho gallows, Rolllnger protested his inno cence. He said ho had been deceived and wronged. All his money had been taken from him to carry the case to tho supreme court, which was not done. "I say before my mother and my chil dren," he concluded, "that I am an Innocent man." Tho Cabinet Meeting. Washington, Nov. 17. The cabinet meeting was brief and unimportant. General satisfaction was expressed with the result of Secretary Gage's In vitation for the purchase of bonds. Most of the time was taken up in the discussion of plans for the exhibit of Porto and Cuba at the Paris exposi tion. The secretary of agriculture out lined plans extending tho work of his department to Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippine islands. Breach of Promise Caso Settled. Pittsburg, Nov. 17. Tho breach of promise case brought by Ruth De Hand of Chicago against Anton Lutz, the millionaire' brower of this city, in which tho damages wero placed at 5100,000, came to a sudden termination when the counsel for tho plaintiff an nounced to the court that an amicable settlement had been reached. Both sides refused to muko known the terms of the compromise. Hon. John M. Tate Killed. Middlcsboro, Ky Nov. 17. Hon. John M. Tate, former represenatlvo of Lee county, Va., was shot and killed by Deputy Sheriff Evan Bledsoe of the same county. Tate was a leading Democratic politician and Bledsoe a leader among the Republicans. Trou ble over politics led to the killing. Will Await United' States. Berlin, Nov. 17. Count von Buelow will not make a Samoan statement In the reichstag until the United States has formally notified Germany of its tonsent to the agreement entered into between Great Britain and Germany. Victim of Fever. Washington, Nov, 17. The adjutant general received a cable message from General Brook at Havana announcing tho death of James B. Bennett, com pany E, Second cavalry, who died on tho 15th Instant of typhoid, fever. Given Twolvo Years. Havana, Nov. 17. Tho Cuban an archist who attempted to assassinate Garcia, tho civil governor of Santa Clara, in January, 1898, has been sen tenced to 12 years' imprisonment. Hackneys ExhtMtrd. New York Nov. 17.- Hackneya had the floor at the horse fcow, NOT FAR APART. Commands of General MncArthur and Luwton Aro Close. Manilla, Nov. 17. Generals MacAr thur's and Lawton's command are now near each other. General MacArthur is getting supplies in Tarlac over the railroad from Bamban with an engine which was raised from the river by the Ninth Infantry. Colonel Howes, who occupied Vic toria with six troops of the Third cav alry, has advanced to Rosales. A let ter was found at Victoria from Private Desmond of the signal corps, one of the 21 American prisoners held there. These prisoners, the letter said, were expecting to be taken to tho moun tains before the army arrived. Two thousand Insurgents are report ed to be massing at Gerona, above Tar lac, and General Mascardo is said to be in tho mountains west of Angeles with 1,000 men proposing to make raids. Rain has been falling through out the month, and for the past week there has been a heavy downpour. The whole country Is in as bad condition as at any time this season. A YEAR TOO SOON. Miscalculation as to Dato of tho Shower of Meteors. Washington, Nov. 17. "The shower of Leonids will not occur this season. The brilliant spectacle has been an nounced one year too soon." This announcement has just been made by Dr. n. J. See, one of the most advanced astronomers In the govern ment's service. Dr. See has charge of tho 2G-Inch equatorial telescope at the naval observatory. He Intimated that he was able to reach a conclusion con cerning the Leonids based upon care ful astronomical calculations that would harmonize with tho views here tofore held by astronomers. He stated with great positivtmess that the meteoric display, which has been a mere sputter this year, would be repeated at about this date in No vember next year, with a brilliancy quite equal, if not superior, to any of the tri-century displays with which the modern world has been startled. No Hopes of Savins Patrla. Hamburg, Nov. 17. The offlclals of the Hamburg-American line have re ceived a dispatch from Cuxhaven an nouncing that tho company's steamer Athesia, from Philadelphia for Ham burg, arrived there at 4 p. m. with tho crew of the Hamburg-American steam er Patrla, which caught lire off Dover, England, Wednesday on her way from New York for this port. The dispatch also said that the Patrla had been abandoned in the North sea enveloped In flames, and that there were no hopes of saving the vessel. Carneglo Will Appear. Washington, Nov. 17. The Indus trial commission has received fromMr. Andrew Carneglo a promise to appear before the commission in December, and glvo his testimony upon the sub ject of trusts. Mr. Carnegie's state ment will bo the last taken on this subject preparatory to tho preliminary report upon trusts, which will go to congress early In January. Hon. John Wanamaker Is expected to testify be foro tho committee next week upon the question of combination stores. Four Men Secured. New York, Nov. 17. When the court of general sessions sitting for tho trial of Roland B. Molineux, tho alleged poisoner, adjourned 84 talesmen had been called and two chosen ns jurors. A third Juror was accepted and Bworn In tho person of William Fraad, pres ident of tho Vienna Window Cleaning, company. Herbert Gordon Thompson, an iron manufacturer, was accepted as the fourth Juror. Lawton's Report. Washington, Nov. 17. The war de partment mado public tho report of General Lawton upon his expedition In Laguna and tho capturo of Santa Cruz. Tho report Is dated Aug. 1 and gives in detail tho operations of the expedition, the main facts of which havo heretofore been published. Miss Nolson Injured. Estill Springs, Ky., Nov. 17. This was a fine day for tho national fox hunters' annual chaso. A gray fox was chased from daylight till 9 a. m., when a new trail was followed by the dogs. Miss Theo Nelson of Winches ter, Ky., was thrown from her horse and badly hurt. Italian Minister Received. Managua, Nicaragua, Nov. 17. Count Masslgla, tho Italian minister to Central America, who arrived at Man agua early In November, was received by President Zolaya and banqueted. Tho minister starts for Costa Rica, via Groytown. In tho -event of Senator Hayward's death, Governor Poynter may appoint Hon. W. J, Bryan as senator from Nebraska. VENEZUELAN BANKING Three Millions of Capital From United States Interested. OHIO MAN HEADS SCHEME. Remarkable Success of General Cas tro In Kxpelllng President And' iade From the Country And Outlook For Future. New York, Nov. 17. American capi tal to the amount of $3,000,000 has be come interested in Venezuelan bank ing, a concession having been granted to George W. Upton of Ohio for the or ganization of a national banking sys tem, which will practically control the finances of the country. Mr. Upton, with his wife, arrived in New York city on the Red D line steamship Philadelphia. Senora An drade, who was met at San Juan, Porto Rico, by her husband, the deposed president of Venezuela, who Intends to make his home in that island, was also on the Philadelphia. Mr. Upton is interested in Venezuela. He predicts a long peace for the coun try, and declares that there is no like lihood of war with Colombia. "Castro, who may be called a dicta tor," said Mr. Upton, "has made a splendid impression and will, I believe, give the country an administration which will be all that could be desired. He has started well by refusing to pun ish any of his opponents. He has de clared in favor of a free press and free speech, has released all political pris oners, and refused to permit a con tinuation of conscription. He is young, full of vigor, and ambition, and im mensely popular. "Andrade, forsaken by his friends, as well as by his troops, was forced to flee the country. He had been In office about 30 months, and It is said that he had several million dollars, when he sailed for the Barbadoes. "When Castro reached Caracas tho Andrade soldiers welcomed him, and he simply took command without changing the aspect of affairs. Tho only effect of the revolution is a delay of business. "Castro was unknown when, with 100 followers, ho crossed the frontier from Colombia. After reaching 600 miles he had a rabble following him of perhaps 3,000. Opposed to him were 8,000 troops belonging to tho govern ment. These troops, however, were not loyal, hence Castro's success, al most without loss of life." CORNELIUS 00R00RAN. Shoots Ills Little Children unci Then Kills Himself. Chicago, Nov. 17. Cornelius Cor coran shot three of his children and wounded the fourth at his home. Cor coran then killed himself. The dead are: Cornelius Corcoran, 55; Kate, 14; John, 8; Margaret, C. Ella Corcoran, 4, was fatally wounded. A few days ago Corcoran adminis tered laudanum to his Ave children, the oldest of whom was 14 years of age. He claimed tho poison was given them by mistake, and was not molested by the authorities. Cornelius, Jr., 5, died. The others were convalescent. corcoran then purcnased a revolver and tried to finish the work of anni hilation by shooting the children and himself through the head. Held For Election Frauds. Philadelphia, Nov. 17. Samuel Sal ter, deputy coroner of this city; Joseph G. Rodgers, lieutenant of the capltol police, Washington, D. C, and Clar ence Meeser, employed In the copying division of the Congressional library, have been held in $1,800 bail for trial on the charge of conspiring to make fraudulent election returns in this city. The arrest of three men was tho out come of the testimony adduced at the hearing last week of several residents of Washington, who had been arrested here on a similar cuarge. Andrew unci Philip. Baltimore, Nov. 17. The fourth biennial convention of the Brother hood of Andrew and Philip began a four days' session in this city. Among those who have been invited to address tho convention aro President McKln ley, Assistant David J. Brewer of tho United States supremo court, former Postmaster General John Wanamaker of Philadelphia and Dr. Joslah Strong, president of tho Social Service league. Paterson, N. J., Nov. 17. There Was a slight change for tho worse In tho condition of Vice President Hobart, but he slept without the aid of opiates and was feeling better, although not as well as he had been for three or four previous days. Dr. Newton is in constant attendance. Mr. Hobart ata solid food, and at noon rested comfortably.