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ple just in the midst of Their Courting Bays. Rev. E. J. Hardy, the celebrated preacher, will tell them in the Sunday Globe when to marry. VOL. XXII.— NO. 321. CAIM H A TRAP! ANOTHER BRITISH ARMORED ril.\lX IS ATTACKED UV THE 11OERS NEAR BSTCOURT WAS BIMSTEOES FOR BRITOS MXETV MEN KILLED, WOl NDED OR SOW IN THE HAN US OF BOERS AS PRISONERS AMBUSH WAS PREPARED Boem Permitted Train to Pa«« Them and Then Removed Ha i In— Detent of Horm \\ lid Heavy Losses Re ported From Ladysmith by Men. ■enarer to Esteourt — Rumored Death of Joubert Not Credited. LONDON, Nov. 17.— Misfortune stead fastly pursues British employment of armored trains, the fascination for which lias given the Boers their first and latest victories. On this last occasion the Brit ish Beemed to have walked into a delib erate trap, with the result that, accord- Ing to the best accounts, ninety men >re eith?r killed, wounded or missing. Of this the fusileers claim fifty and the Purb&n infantry forty. It is believed that few escaped death, and that the others are prisoners in the hands of the Boers. Many of the wounded were brought back on the tender and engine of the armored train. Capt. Haldane find other officers of the fusileers are Bmong the missing. Lieut. Winston Churchill has proved himself more of a poldier than a correspondent^ and his j gallantry is praised on all sides. Tne rumors of the death of Gen. Jou fctrt is discredited. It is said the war office has news that he is still directing affairs. It is rumored from Pietermaritzburg that the Boer losses at Ladysmith on Thursday were heavy, and included Gen. Lucius Meyer, who was either killed or wounded. The reports as to Gen. Jou bert probably arose from the fact that his wife left the Boer camp at Lady- Bmith for the Free State. According to the Pietermaritzburg cor respondent of the London Outlook, re pcrts are current In the Natal capital that the Boers contemplate a retreat. It Is needless, however, to attach im portance to such reports, which are spread, in all probability, with a view of luring Gen. White, if possible, to abandon his defensive attitude. Similar rumors are current regarding the Boers at Mafeking, and are spread Industrious ly \ry native spies. Special dispatches from Lorenzo Mar f;ues say that, the Transvaal government Is exercising a severe censorship on air wa~> news, and will not allow newspaper n>a to leave the country. Our corre spondent says the Boers are hurrying new commandos to Ladysmith, and are declaring that the place must fall speed ily in order to liberate their fcrces so that they may go to meet Gen Buiier's advance. BOERS NEAR ESTCOURT. The latest dispatches from Estcourt re garding the armored train engagement cay that the train was capsized by an ex plosion, presumably dynamite. The en gine returned to Estcourt with two dead Fusileers and the following wounded hanging on: Capt. Wylie, three non commissioned officers and nine privates, ell belonging to the Durban volunteers. Another Estcourt correspondent says that another contingent of ."00 Boers came out of Ereie on Wednesday and two companies of Imperial .light horse and Natal carbineers engaged them eight miles from Estccurt. The Boers occupied n strong position on a kopje. The car bineers worked around their right, and drove the enemy back, whereupon the Imperial light horse opened a brisk fire at medium range, killing several. One man of ihe Imperial light horse was wounded. The West Yorkshire regiment, the Prince of Wales" Own, commanded by Col. Kitchener, brother of Lord Kitchen er, of Khartoum, has arrived at Estcourt from Durban. The troops "slecip in their boots," and the utmost vlerilance is main tained, and it is rumored that some Im portant movement is imminent. According to a special dispatch from Lorerao Marques, Gen. Lucius Meyer has gone to Pretoria for hi* health." More over, a difference of opinion exists among the commanders. The Boer military council wants the army moved else where, but Gen. Joubert insists that Latlysxnith must fall first. The postal authorities at Durban open and inspect all letters from D-Magoa bay. The Times publishes the following dis patch from Pieteimaritzburg, dated Wednesday, Nov. 15: "Estcourt is short of artillery. The gar rison may retire to the Molr river, south ward, tonight, in case a strong force of i-!< irs would advance. The enemy's in tention Is to keep back the British reliev ing column." CORRESPONDENT KILLED. The Daily Mail's Mafeking correspond ent, telegraphing under date of Nov. 2, Bays: "E. G. Parslow, the correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, was shot through the brain and instantly killed by a re volver discharged accidentally "in the hands of Lieut. Moncbison, In the market square. Mr. Parslow was a Cape Town man." ANOTHER VESSEL FIRED UPON. According to a dispatch from Durban a British cruiser has again fired upon a vessel entering Delagoa bay and refus ing to reply to signals. Two blank and one round shot were fired before she hove to. The vessel was then boarded, her papers examined and she was al lowed to proceed. The .transport Mchawk, having the Twelfth lancers on board, has arrived at Cape Town. The transport Armenian, with three batteries of artillery, has reached Dur ban. LIVING IN CAVES. A dispatch from PieteFmarltzburg gays a letter has been received there from Mr. Lloyd, commissioner of agriculture, dated Ladysmith, Nov. 8, asserting that all was well, that the bombardment con. tinued dally., but without damage, and that the residents occupied caves during the day time. ARMORED TRAIN ATTACKED. ESTCOURT, Natal, Nov. 16.— An armor ed train, having on board a half company of the Durban volunteers and a half com- The St. Paul Globe pany of the Dublin fusiliers, steamed to Chlevely early this morning. On its re turn it was shelled byjthe artillery of the Boery, placed in four positions. Two trucks in front of the engine left the rai's, toppling over. While the train was thus helploss, the Durbans and Dubllns faced the Boers In skirmishing order, and the Beers poured shot and shell into the crip pled train. The derailed trucks were with great difficulty replaced and the line was elf a red, when the engine and tender steamed back. During the juncture, Lieut. Winston Churchill, of the Fourth hussars, and son of the late Lord Randolph Churchill, dis played much courage, as also did the driver and fireman. It is feared the Dublins and Durbans fared badly. A Red Cross party has gone out. The Natal Mercury, describing the engagement, says: "The enemy apparently opened fire with a Maxim and two nine-pounders, getting the range accurately. The fire was so severe that the telegraph wires and pole? were destroyed. Their guns were pasted ou a kopje covered with brushwood, and their sharpshooters were hidden behind bushes. The Dubllns and volunteers, lighting an jip-hlil battle, thrice drove the enemy baclT but the fire from the rifles and big guns was too much for the little party, which was weakened at the out set by the overturning of the trucks, hurting several. "Lieut. Churchill's bravery and coolness were magnificent. Encouraged by him, all worked like heroes in dealing the line to enable the engine and tejitler \o pa^s." Later details show that a heavy rain and mist compelled a cessation of firing. Lieut. Churchill bravely carried the wounded to the tender, under fire. Whfle the Boers were destroying the train their scouts pushed In and exchanged shots with the British pickets, a few miles from Estcourt. It appears that the Boers ■were in ambush. As soon as the train had passed up they emerged from cover and dislodged the sleeper bolts. SURVIVORS ARRIVE. Seven of the Durbans have just come in, making twenty-three missing. Only fif teen of the Dublins have returned. The Natal seven-pounder, which was In front of the truck, had fired three shots when it was shattered by the Boer artillery. The armored engine has many bullet marks and its dome covef^smashed, as also is its automatic exhaust pipe and j twenty-five-ton screw jack. The tender j Is also pitted with bullets. It is rumored that Lieut. Churchill is a prisoner. At 6 o'clock this evening the Red Cross train returned. Dr. Bristoe reported that on meeting the Boer patrol he was halted and asked what he Wanted. He replied that he had come with the train to re move the killed and wounded. The Boers told him to make his request in writing, and Dr. Bristoe complied. After waiting for two hours another Boer came and informed Dr. Bristoe that as Gen. Jou bert was very far away no answer to the request could be furnished until to morrow morning. The Boer said that if Dr. Bristoe would then return, with a white flag, he could count upon a repiy from Gen. Joubert. Dr. Bristoe then In quired if there were many wounded. The Boer replied he had heard there were about seven. He declined to give any information regarding Lieut. Winston Churchill. It has rained all day, and is still raining. REPORT CONFIRMED. DURBAN, Natal, Nov. 16.— The Natal , Advertiser has a dispatch from Estcourt I which says: "When part of the armored train was overturned by the Boers turning up the rails the British alighted and exchanged I volleys with the Boers. The engine driver, ' when the rails were replaced, seeing the | position was hopeless, steamed back to t Estcourt with a few of the Dublins and. 1 fifteen of the Durbans, including Capt. I Wylie, who was wounded, on the tender. j The fate of the remainder of the Durbans ; and Dublins and Lieut. Churchill is un- j I known." Special dispatches from Estcourt esti mate the wounded and missing of the j armored train contingent from 100 to 150, 1 the missing including Capt. Haldane. It • Is hoped that some escaped over the veldt, i and will return to Estcourt in a few days. BOER DEFEAT AT LADYSMITH. ESTCOURT, Nov. 16 —A missionary, a i native, but a reliable man, who arrived here yesterday from Ladysmith, reports that a b4g fight took place there on Fri- j day, Nov. 10. He says that volunteers ; ; went out in the early morning and drew i the enemy from their positions onto a ; i fiat, whefre the regular troops, under ; ; Gen. Sir George White, outmaneuvered them by outflanking the Boers, adminis tering a crushing defeat and inflicting I great loss. More than 200 Kaffirs, the I missionary says, were employed by the j ];oers to bury their dead, and two trains, ' each drawn by two engines, carfied away ' the wounded. RUMORED DEATH OF JOUBERT. DURBAN, Nov. 12.— 1t is rumored here j that Commandant General Joubert, of the Boer forces, is dead. The Times, of Natal, publishes a tele grom from Lourenzo Marques saying i that Gen. Joubert was killed in action on i ! Thursday, Nov. 9. LONDON, Nov. 16.— A dispatch receiv ed here today from Pietermaritzburg, dated Nov. 11, says it is rumored there that Gen. Piet Joubert, commander-in chlef of the Boer forces, has been killed j in action. Though the report comes from ! many different quarters, it obviously lacks confirmation. At the same time, many people believe the report to be well j founded, as the general's death is said ■ to' have occurred Nov. 9, when the Boer riflemen were understood to be within 1,500 yards of Ladysmith. FIRES IN LADYSMITH. LOURENZO MARQUES. Delagoa Bay, j Nov. 16.— A local newspaper states that J ! Ladysmith was subjected to a very j j heavy bombardment all day Tuesday, j and that at midnight all the cannon on ' the hills surrounding the town opened j fire simultaneously, pouring shells from all points of the compass. Several build ings afire, the newspaer asserts, could be seen distinctly from Bulawan hill. WATCHING THE BEAR. British Cruiser Ordered to Follow a Russian Warship. LONDON. Nov. 17.— According to the Bombay correspondent of the Daily Mail a Russian warship passed Aden yester day (Thursday) bound for the Persian goilf, and the British thlrd-erass- cruiser Pomone has. been ordered to Droceed thither. -^ . MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. Papers Read Before the National Gathering at Columbus. COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. 16.— The sessions of the National Municipal league contin ued today. Hon. Bird E. Coler, comptroller of Greater New York, discussed "The City's Power to Incur Indebtedness Under the Proposed Municipal Programme." Fol lowing Mr. Coler's address there was a general discussion of the subject in which the following gentlemen participated: Hon. William Dudley Foulke, of Rich mond, Ind. ; Charles J. Bonaparte, Balti more; E. M. Johnson. Indianapolis; Sam uel G. McClure, Columbus; William A. Giles, Chicago. At the afternoon session Dr. Frank J. Goodnow read a paper on "Political Par ties and City Government Under the Pro posed Municipal Programme." This was discussed by John A. Butler, of Milwau kee- i FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1899. SOME SAW STARS ASTRONOMERS WERE OUT IN FORCE TO CATCH A Gi,I>IPSB OP FALLING METEORS MAJORITY WERE DIS.4ITONTE!) SOME FEW, HOWEVER, WERE RE WARDED FOR THEIR MID NIGHT EXPEDITION WANDERER AT WASHINGTON • One Solitary Genuine Leouid De lighted the Eye* of a Georgetown College Professor— lt Exploded With the Brilliancy of the Planet Venus in Its Greatest Splendor— Aerolite in Illinois Causes Panic. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— The Rev. Prof. Hogan, of Georgetown university observatory, who watched for the Leonid meteors, saw only one meteor during last night's observation. This was between 1 and 1:30 Thursday morning. The meteor, the professor says, flashed up from the radiant point, at 1:05, like a star of second magnitude, and moved rapidly In a direction southwest, leaving a short trail and exploding with a brilliancy like the planet Venus in its greatest splendor. It was a genuine Leonid, but a solitary wanderer. DISPLAY DISAPPOINTING. NEW YORK, Nov. 16.— Prof. Rees, of Columbia, and Mr. Moore, of Harvard, are at Charles A. Post* observatory at Bayport, L. 1., watching for the shower of meteore. They had little luck up to 2 o'clock this morning, when the sky, which had been overcast for four hours, cleared. During the four hours before morning two photographs were obtain ed. Fifty-nine meteors in all were count f-d during the morning. Only one of these vas classed of the first magnitude. None of the meteors exploded, and few left the trails. Prof. Rees ~ald he feared the observations in this part of the country have all been failures, and It was to be hoped that observers In other parts of the world had better success. He said there was a possibility the showers had not yet passed by, and that as tonight promised to be clear, valuable data might yet be obtained. SAW FIVE METEORS. LONDON, Nov. 16.— A balloon with Per c'val Spencer, the aeronaut, the Rev. John M. Bacon and Miss Eacon ascend ed from Newbury, Berkshire, for the pur pose of observing the Leonid shower, de scending near Neath. South Wales, this afternoon. The observers saw only five meteors, but were near enough to catch some of the fiery vapor by a special ap. paratus. They were obliged to make a sudden descent, as thi balloon was flrift lng toward the sea. As a result Mr. Ba con was badly shaken and his daughter's arm fractured. SHOWER AT DENVER. DENVER, Col., Nov. 16— A shower of meteors was observed this morning at University park by Dean Howe and a corps of assistants, but there was noth- f ing like the number that had been ex pected. Photographs were taken. About 1 o'clock the Leonids commenced to shoot, but rapid work did not commence until nearly 4 o'clock. One company of watchers counted sixty-three Leonids in fifteen minutes. Although Dr. Howe is hoping- that the climax of the shower is not yet reached, he Is not certain that It has not passed already, in which case it has been missed by astronomers all over the world. SWARM MAY BE LATE. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.— Prof. James E. Keeler. director of the Lick observatory, telegraphs as follows: "The sky was visible at intervals last night. Some leonlds were seen, but the few were not unusual. The main swarm may be a day or two late, otherwise possibly a whole year, or it may fail altogether, as in 1776." ANTICIPATE FAILURE. PRINCETON. N. J., Nov. 16.—At tempts of Prof. Young and Prof. Libbey to photograph the meteors last night met with but little success. Prof. Young saw eight meteors between 1 and 4 o'clock this morning and exposed one plate, but says he doubts if it will show any me teors when developed. Prof. Libbey set up his camera at Hamilton square, eight miles south of Princeton. He saw twelve meteors, but failed to get any photo graphs. Prof. Reed exposed four plates from the University, but has not devel oped them. He thinks his attempts a failure also. NONE HAVE APPEARED. VIENNA. Nov. 16— Dr. Weiss, director of the Vienna observatory, who headed a scientific expedition to Delhi, India, to observe the Leonids, cabled this morning that they had not yet appeared. OF COURSE, AT CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Nov. 16.— Thirty meteors were reported in sight in the eastern sky j just before .dawn this morning and sev eral photographs were secured by Prof. Hough at Northwestern university. Ow ing to the brilliancy of the moon at the time of the observation, no Leonids faint er than a star of the second magnitude I could be seen. Three particularly bright ones were observed. FALL, OF AN AEROLITE. Partly Wrecked a House and Ter rorized Many People. CRESCENT. 111.. Nov. 16.— 8y the fall- Ing of an aerolle, seven miles south of i Crescent City, the residence of John j Meyer was partly wrecked, and the | neighborhood was panic-stricken. The ' meteor came from a point in the sky a j little east of south, and struck the north end of the house, tearing away a part of the upper stt>ry. The aerolite burled itself In the ground about three feet from the foundation of the house. CAUSED PANIC IN RUSSIA. LONDON, Nov. 16.— 1n Russia the Leonid displays caused a panic in many places. It was believed that the end of the world had come. Churches were open all night long and hundreds of thousands spent three nights in the open air, fearing j earthquakes and a general cataclysm. There are even rumors that in some vil lages Russian parents murdered their children to save them from an expected worse fate. There was rather a brilliant display between 2 and 5 o'clock Thursday morning at Berlin. -^b»- Wliiu-inuii Ganjar Held. NEW YORK, Nov. 16.— Alonzo J. Whit man, Frank Edmunds. John Thompson and Robert J. Knox. the alleged draft swindlers, who were taken into custody here on Monday night last, were all arraigned today and h«ld over. A tele gram was read from the chief of police of Chicago asking that Whiteman. who is wanted there, be heMS until an officer now on his way arrives Jiere with the necessary documents fdr his extradition to Chicago. Knox is wasted at Pittsburg where. It Is alleged, under the name of J. B. Bennett, he passed forged checks aggregating thousands of dollars. LOANS AND DEPOSITS. Comptroller of the Currency DnwoN Reports Result* i>f lnves(i K atl(in. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— Charles G. Dawes, comptroller of the currency, has Just made public the -results of Investi gation which he has rmrto into the num ber of loans and df:><isit accounts, rates of Interest and resources of the com bined banks of the United States in the years ISB9, 1894 and 1888.; In collecting this data nearly lO.WO reports from banks have been examined and compiled. The investigation into number of loans and deDosit accounts and average loans and deposits is the first ever made, cover ing the United States, either in reference to the national system or banks other than national. The results of this in vestigation indicate a magnitude of bank ing resources and a rate of growth in number of deposit accounts which is un paralleled in the financial history of the world. The general deductions from the investigations covering the last ten years is given by the comptroller as fol lows : First, that the number of individual de positors in the banks, of th,e United States is constantly increasing, as Indi cated by the regular increase in the number of deposit accounts of the com bined banking systems, estimated as fol lows: July 12, 1889, 7,203 banks reporting 6.708,971; July IS, 1894. 9,508 banks report ing, 8,903,766; June 30, 1899, i>, V32 banks reporting, $11,432,G36. The estimated grand total for the year 1899, based upon banks reporting and statistics as to non reporting banks obtained from tax re turns to the commissioner of Internal revenue shows 12,153,874 deposit accounts In 12.MM banks. Second, that there Is a demand from borrowers for the use of the greater part of the deposits of banks, and while the number of individual borrowers Is in creasing, the depositors greatly outnum ber the borrowers, and the increase in the number of borrowers is much less than the increase in the number of depo-i --tors, as indicated by' i.he rate of increase in the number of loans, estimated as fol lows: July 1", IS-89, 7,203 banks reporting, 2,188.441; July 18,1894,9,508 banks reporting, 2,990,694; June 30, 1899, 9,732 banks report ing 3.911,664. The estimated grand total for the year 1899, based upon banks re porting and statistics as to non-reporting banks, obtained from tax returns to the commissioner of internal revenue, shows $5,067,252 loans in 12.804 banks. Third, that the growth of the banking system is being characterized by a grad ually lessening rate of interest charged . on loans. Fourth, that a gradually lessening rate of interest is being paid uoon deposits. Fifth, that considerinjc the large client age of national and savinsrs banks, the average deposit of the Individual or cor poration is slowly increasing. Sixth, that the average ?ize of the loans, all classes of banks considered, has not varied much in the last decade. HEIE TO A TITLE. Fortune Conies to a Fireman on an Illinois Hoad. , MATTOON, 111., Nov. 16.— George Na thaniel James, a fireman on the Pcoria Decatur & Evsns\MUe railway, has re ceived a telegram from his mother, wh i resides in England, announcing that his uncle, the Baronet of Cheadle Hail, had died and willed to him. his entire estate, valued at $2,5Q&0j0. James also inherits the title of baronet As- there is a ban en his returning to England, however, he may have little use for that part of the inheritance. His friend? abroad are mak ing efforts to have the disability lem.ved, but even in that case he might not as sume the title, for. he is a naturalized ■ American* citizen, j James received the telegram after he had come in from a hard run on his en gine When he had perused the missive he said to his companions: "Well, boys, there is no more hard work for me.' Then he tod of his ex periences. . Early in his teen's James en tered her majesty's naval service with strong hopes of upholding the family name. While cruising in the Mediter ranean ten years ago he became involved in an affray which caused him to desert the service at Cadiz and flte to America. Ever since he has b e en a wanderer. His uncle, whem he' succeeds as master of Cheadle Hal 1 . an<J other landed es tates, was Sir Norman James, retired navy ofl'cer, at one time captain at Zan zibar. James' father, the heir presump tive, and a knight, d^ed five years ago, leaving a wife and four children, of w-hich the Mattoon fireman is the oldest. The fortunate young fellow is of slight figure and .stylish address. He is well educated and intelligent. UNREST IN KENTUCKY. Actions of Got. Bradley the Prin cipal Cause of It. FRANKFORT. Ky.. 'Nov. 16.— Gov. Bradley has the members of both parties guessing what hand he will take in the event of a collision between Goebel p.nd Taylor over the governshlp. Bradley"? close friends say he will not recognize Goebel as governor if the state board goes behind the original, returns in order to obtain for him a certificate of elec tion. The governor., himself will not talk, but he is in conference- with AdH. Gen. L. Collier almost constantly, and rumors of this kind are worrying the Democratic leaders. No governor will be inaugurated on Dec. 12, the date pre scribed by law. The state election com mission has not been convened to can vass the returns. The law provides that it must meet not later than Dec. 4. Senator Deboe arrived here tonight, and is looking after some of Taylor's In terests. In an Interview he said: "Taylor has been elected, and he will be seated. The people will stand no usurpation from the state election board or anybody else. I don't think the board will have the audacity to issue Gov. Bel a certificate of Section, but if it •does the people will not submit to him, and Taylor will be seated." LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 16.— The jrork of tabulating the election returns in Louisville is progressing so slowly that It Is hardly probable that all precincts of the city will be counted before next Tuesday or Wednesday. Numerous, wrangles occur dally at the sessions of the election commissioners. The Demo crats have given notice that they will contest the vote In several precincts on account of the fact that the Democratic officers of the precincts, as well as Dem ocratic voters, had been intimidated by soldiers. ; DIED A HEBO. Gov. Roosevelt'it MesNatte to Widow of MnJ. John A. Li^iin, YOU.NGSTOWN.- 0.. Nov. 16.— A mass meeting of citizens will ibe calle.J and a committee will be appointed to meet and escort the remains of the late Ma}. John A. Logan from Chicago to this city. Mrs. Logan received the following message of sympathy from Gov. Roosevelt today: "Please accept the deepest and most heartfelt sympathy of Mrs. Roosevelt and myself. Your, husband has left to his children the ".'priceless legacy of a hero"s death. —"Theodore Roosevelt " *^^_ Armenians and Kurd* Flight. BERLIN, Nov.. 167— The Frankfurter Zeitung announces that Dr. Belck, the well known Gerthan traveler, reports that fighting has- token place between the Armenians and Kurds in the village of Erzeroum, Armenia, fifty persons be ing killed. ' KLONDIKE y^K^^^^y^^M WHO SAID "GOLD?" With Apologies to "Who Said 'Rat*?' " — New York Journal. JUDGE Blfk RESIGNS VENERABLE JURIST TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION TO GOV. LIMJ YESTERDAY TEEM TO EXPIEE VERY SOON Hts Honorable Service to the State Would Have Ended Next January, and at Seventy tbe Learned Judare Lays Dona the Cares of OAii'e 'Because of Failing Health—Suc cessor May Be Judge Brown. Associate Justice Daniel Buck, of Man kiito, yesterday handed his resignation to Gov. iLind, to take effect Saturday. Ow ing to illness in Judge Buck's immediate family and his own poor health, coupled with his inability for these causes to attend court, he decided to resign that the court might not be seriously embar rassed in its work. A successor to Judge Buck to fill his unexpired term will be appointed by Gov. Llnd this week. It Is very probable that one of the three new judges, who take thetr seats Jan. 1, will be appointed to fill the vacancy. It is not known which of the three will be ! named, but it is expected xhat Judge C. L. ; Brown, of Morris, will be selected. As a majority of the court constituting ! a quorum retire fr<3m the bench Jan. 1, I it is necessary that all cases decided at | the present term be out of the way by that time. The court, because of cireum- I stances which were beyond its control, | is now behind in its work, and that the j new court may commence with a clear [ sheet, it is necessary that a new man be | substituted to help wind up the work. Judge Buck's wife has been an invalid ! for several years, and her illness has weighed heavily upon the venerable jurist. Justice Daniel Buck, the oldest member of the supreme court in years, was born in Boonville, Oneida county, N. V., in IS?9, and . came to Minnesota in May, 1557, while Minnesota was still a territory. I His education was received at Rome and ! Louvelle academies in New York state, and he began the practice of law on his arrival in Minnesota at Mankato. He i was elected to the houses of representa tives in th-3 legislature of 1866, served rive years as resident director of the normal ! school at Mankato, and has been prom i inent in public affairs during his en tit « j residence, although by no means always in office. He served in the senate in 1879 ! and 1881, and was afterwards county at ! torney of Blue Earth county for four i years. In 1893 fie was elected to the su ! prerne bench and has served practically his entire term of six years, as the court will adjourn its sitting Dec. 15, less than i a month from now, to close up its work | before the other new judges come In. AN INSANE MOTHER. Murdered Her Pour-Year-Old Son and Killed Herself. SHERIDAN. Wyo., Nov. 16.— Mrs. George Harding, residing in the western part of town, murdered her little son, i Leo Harding, aged four years, and then i committed suicide while in a state of i temporary Insanity today. A razor was I the implement used for the destruction, and the carotid arteries In the throat were completely severed in both cases. Mrs. Harding was the wife of a black smith, and for some time has phown signs of insanity which is hereditary. The deed was committed about noon, and was dis covered when Harding went home to din ner. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. National Committee to Meet Soon nnd Fix the Date. WASHINGTON. Nov. 16.— A meeting: of the Democratic national committee will probably be held in this city Jan. 8 or Feb. 11. Chairman James K. Jones has settled upon these two dates as his own choice, and by his instructions Sec retary Johnson has just completed the work of notifying members of the com mittee to send by letter their preference for the two dates suggested by Senator Jones. At this meetine the committee will decide the time and place for hold ing the next Democratic national con vention* PRICE TWO CENTSH p?v t e V^t 9 . BULLETIN OP IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Rain; Colder. I — Agrninaldo Hnrd Pressed. Judge Back Resigns. Fall of LeonldH. South African War. 2— Ohngre's Plan Approved. Killing of Miller. Blow at Normal Schools. 3— Minneapolis Matters. Reeve Prison Warden. Northwest News. 4— HditoHnl. State Political Gossip. Report on Holland Boat. 5— Sportlnjt News. Trust In Tin Trade. Heroes of the Sea. 6— Markets of the Woflfl. Bar Silver. 58 l-2c. Chicago Dec. Wheat, 67 I-20. Stocks Stronger. 7— Xewg of the Railroads. 8— In the Field of Labor. St. Paul Social News. Christian Brothers' Banquet. OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK— Arrived: Majestic, Liver pool; Manitou, London; Westernland. ; Antwerp; Werra. Naples; Georgia, Liv erpool. Sailed: Oceanic. Liverpool- Southwark. Antwerp; Phoenicia, Ham burg; La Gascogne. Havre: Koenigen Louise, Bremen; Hesperia, Marseille* ; LIVERPOOL — Arrived: Cuflc, New i York: Belgenland, Philadelphia. I QTEENSTOWX-Arrived: Canada. Bos ton for Liverpool. BREMEN— Arrived: Lahn. New York. GENOA— Arrived: Auguste Victoria, New York. CIIERBOURG-Arrived: Kaiser Fried rich, for Hamburg and Southampton. TODAY IN ST. PAIL. METROPOLITAN— Primrose and Dock stader's minstrels, S:ls p m. GRAND— "The KUig of the Opium Ring," 8:15. ; Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and S p. m ; Olympic Theater— Vaudc-ville.2 and 8 p. m. Lecture on "The City Slums. ' by Rev. S G. Smith, Y. M. C. A. rooms.West Fifth : street, 8 p. m. School board meets, New York Life building, 2 p. m. Dayton's Bluff Mothers" club, Van Buren school. 3:45 p. m. ; Entertainment at Jefferson school, Pleas ant avenue and Sherman street, 8 p. m : St. Michael's church bazaar, Paul Mar tin's hall, South Wabasha and Colorado streets. Lecture by Dr. James Hedley, People's church. 8 p. m. Football. Maca!ester vs. Carleton, Macal ester campus, 3 p. m. Football. St. P;>ul Central high school vs Minneapolis East side high school, Lex ington park. 3 p. m. St. Paul Ledge. A. P. and A. M., Ma sonic hall, West Fifth street, near post office. Flag presentation to Gettysburg Post. G A. R., Fairfleld avenue and South. Wa basha street, 8 p. m. Pupils' recital. 240 Atundel street, 3 p. m. TWO JURORS SECURED. Progress Toward Trial of Roland B. Molinenx Is slow. XEW YORK. Nov. 16.— Two of the twelve men who are to try Roland B. Molineux, accused of causing the death by poiscn of Katherine J. Adams, have been obtained. It took nearly the entire third day of the trial to accomplish this result. The men are Mathias L. B. Mar tin, a retired stock broker, formerly a member of the stock exchange, and strll a member of the consolidated exchange He is about sUty-flve years of age, and married. The other is William G. Post, recently retired from the confectionery business. He is married. Mr. Martin took his seat in the jury box at fifteen minutes after 12 o'clock to day. He was the fifty-fifth talesman ex amined since the beginning of the trial. Of tho dozen candidates for positions on the jury in the Molineux case today it is interesting to notice that seven were excused because they had conscientious Bcruples upon the subject of capital pun ishment, three were disqualified hynuse of a lack of general Information or in ability to speak English properly, one be cause he had compunctions of conscience concerning the subject of circumstantial evidence, and one because his duties as a policeman entitled him to be excused. In the next issue of the Sunday Globe ' there will be an article on When to Marry, j written by one of the best known authors !| of the day, \ REV. E. J. HARDY. FOUI L\ ; BJRRELS WARDROBE AXD VALI ABLES BE- IiOHGIHG TO THE WIFE OP CHIEF AGI'I.\AI,DO CLOSE IPOS FILIPINO LEADER AMERICAN FORCES CAPTURE REC ORDS OF IXSI'RtiEVr SECRE TARY OF WAR AGTJINALDO MADE HIS ESCAPE Believed That the War Secretary Is In»i<le the American Liuea-Large Quantities of Supplies Captured by Col. Wessela at Tajng- Lieut. OH more Not Far Distant— Funeral of Late MaJ. Lo^an. MANILA, Nov. 16.— Reports have been received here from Gen. Young, dated Humingham, yesterday. Humingham is about thirty miles east of San Fabian. Gen. Young is supposed to have advanced considerably further toward San Fabian. A correspondent of the Associated Press telegraphs an account of the rapid progress with which Gen. Young covered the road with his cavalry. The Macabe be scout 3 completely demoralized the rebels In the low country. A messenger and courier who were In tercepted say that no town from San, Jose to San Nicolas expected the arrival of the Americans until a day or two after they actually arrived. Aguinaldo and his government are said to be making desperate efforts to escape to Bayom bong. All the Information here is that he Is still In the low country. MRS. AGUINALDO'S WARDROBE. Lieut. Johnson, with Troop M. Third cavalry, captured yesterday at San Nico las twelve barrels, containing the ward robe of Aguinaldo's wife, some personal effects, the records of the secretary of war and commissary and medical sup plies. Senora Aguinaldo probably escaped over the divide, but the secretary of war is thought to be inside the lines. Thomas W. Hayes, a civilian, and Cal vin S. Davis, of the Sixteenth infantry, who were held prisoners by th«» insur gents, have been rescued. Col. Wessels captured at Tayug several hundred pounds of rice, 7,600 pounds of salt, 7,700 pounds of flour marked "'Day ton, Ohio;" 2,500 pounds of sugar, 1,300 new uniforms, and hundreds of thou sands of Mauser shells. SIGNS OF GILMORE. The names of Lieut. Gilmore and , seven of his men were found written on the walls of the convent of San Quentin. The garrisons of aH towns surprised resisted feebly. Gen. Wheaton has not yet appeared. The remains of MaJ. John A. Logan,, killed in an action at San Jacinto Satur day, were buried in Paco cemetery this morning. Many persons followed tha body to the grave. Chaplain Pierce of ficiated and the Twenty-fifth infantry furnished the escort, which was com manded by Maj. Rodman. The pallbear ers were the captains of the Twentieth Infantry. CIXMXO FILIPINOS. How They Interfere With Military Teleg-raiih line*. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— Mail advices received at the war department phow that the Filipino insurgents have adopted a new method of interference with the military telegraph lines. This is done by attaching a fine copper wire to the line, running it down the pole or through th© foliage of a tree to the ground, where It Is attached to a p4ece of iron driven into the earth. This effectively cuts off com munication and is not easily discovered when once accomplished. HEAVY RAINFALL. It Interfere* With Operation* In the Philippines. WASHINGTON. Nov. 16.-Gen. Oti? tn ■ day cabled the war department as fol- . j lows regarding the sttuation of the Amer ! lean advance In pursuit of Aguinuldo: "Manila. Nov. 16.— During thirty-s»ix I hous, four and a half inches of rain; st.il j raining north. Lawton's telegraph line not beyond San Jose. Last dispatch even- I ing 14th reported capture many supplies, I transportation, north and east of San Nicholas and our troops moving from Humingan and Tayug west on rfdaneta, I where Insurgent force reported. Lawf-n ' has abundant supplies, subsistence forage ■ i and transportation (at) San Isirtro and ! Cabuanatan. but unable to move it. Rail : road between Banban and Tarlac in on- . ; eration; five miles; road south Baraban being reconstructed, removed rail? found - north of Tarlac. Mac Arthur sends four I battalions (and one) troop of cavalry for- . ! ward to Gerona today, advances from ' Aliaga at Victoria five miles north of . east Tarlac. — "Otis." OFF FOR THE OKIEXT. The Regiment Recruited at St. Paul Saila for Manila. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. Ifi.-The trans ports Senator and Ben Mohx for Manila this afternoon with fhe Forty fifth infantry on board. Manila Medlcnl Department. WASHINGTON. Nov. 16.— Recent mall advices from Manila, received at the war department, show that Gen. Otis has es tablished a medico-lepal department in Manila, in charge of two Filipino physi cians. Don Jose R. Hydalgo and Don Gregorio Singlan. An emergency ward and dissecting room has also been estab lished, for post-mortem examinations. The department is to be subject to orders of the supreme court and the tribunal* of Justice in the city of Manila. MAY UNITE. W. C. T. U. Workers of Different Ohio Organization*. CLEVELAND, 0.. Nov. 16— A confer ence was hold in this city today by com mittees representing the Ohio W. C. T. U, and the Ohio Non-Partisan W. C. T. U. Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, of Chicago, pres ident of the National W. C. T. V., was present, and presided by courtesy. Miss Anna Gordon, of Chicago, vice president at-large of the National W. C. T. U., and Mrs. Howard M. Incharn, the national president of the non-partisan organiza tion, were also in attendance. A resolution was adopted strongly rsc- • ommondlng to the executive committees of the two organizations that the Na tional W. C. T. U. and the Non-Partisan W. C. T. U. be consolidated, if possible. The national executive board of the Non- Partisan W. C. T. U. will meet in Pitts burg Nov. 21-23, and a special meeting of the W. C. T. U. national executive board will probably be called by Mrs. Stevens.