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m ESTABLISHED JU IE JO , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOTtXlXG , OCTOBER JS. 18H9-TWJ2LV13 PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. FIRING ALL M LOM Prolonged Engagement Occura Near JSv king with Result in Doubt. BRITISH OPERATE V/ITH / AN ARMORED TRAIN Burghers' Rifles Are Found to Be Ineffective Against Such Protection , DUTCH , HOWEVER , HOLD POSITIONS WELL Conflict is Marked by Deeds of Daring by Soldiers on Both Sides , FIGHTING DOES NOF END WITH DAYLIGHT lli-nA * . rirlnic In Ali o llcnril to the- Mouth , AVhcrr I itinjiIH Op 'rn < l K Ilorcn llciiTH Arc Klllril , but I , > IB LONDON , Oct 17 A special dispatch from Pretoria , dated October 14 , by way of Uclagoa l.iy ) , says : A cyclist dispatch was received from Oltoshoep , near Malmanl , at 6 p. m , atscrl- Ing that heavy firing had been In progress all day long north of Mafck'ng The British troops on board an armored train acted us n covering force to military engineers en gaged Ir repairing the track. A Maxim gun on the train kept up a conl'nuous lire. Conspicuous bravery wa i dl plajcd on both sides , but It soon became apparent that the rlllcs of the burghem were Ineffective against nn armored train The latter , how- nvcr , was once forced to retreat before a particularly strom ; assault , but It soon re turned , accompanied by a British mounted contingent nnd the lighting was renewed fiercely Fighting still continues , the Boers hold ing their positions well. A dozen Boer" were killed orwounded , but the British casualties cannot be ascertained Heavy firing can bo heard south cf Mate- king , where General Cronje's command is operating. A corps ot experienced continental engln- corn has loft 1'retorla for the southwestern border with an cbcort of picked Boer shots H Is intended , H Is alleged , for djnnmlto opciatlons. A large- force of Boers Is said to bo in the vlclnltj of LadysTOlth. The forces of Commandant Lieutenant Vajs nro reported on a mountain overlooking Dundee , from whKh point they will bo able to observe the movements of the British troops. FIRING ALL ALONG THE LINE of riKhtlnt ? Arc Itoct-licil from Vnrloiin V > nth African I'olntn , but Arc Indefinite. LONDON , Oct 17. Belated dispatches from the scene of action in South Africa throv/ little fresh- light upon the situation. The Boers appear to bo strengthening their position In Natal and biding their own time for attack. A special from Capetown sajs that 30f Boers and elghtenn British have been killed in a battle at Mafeklng. The Orange l < ieo Stale burghers are threat ening to invade Cape Colony by way of Nnr- vnlpont and Allwalnorth , both of which are nt their mercy. If they poeeess artillery. So far as Is known the only British force stationed nt Allwalnorth Is a detachment o the Hojal Berkshire regiment. Today's news from the western border re duccs the alleged heavy lighting at Mafeking to ordinary proportions. The earlier sensa tlonal story originated In the sklrmlshc between the armored train and small de tachments of Boers , although since then much may have happened to the little gar rlson. It In difficult to understand how refugee arriving at Lourcnzo Marquez should hav como Into possession of news of sorlou Boer losses nt Mafeklng. At the same time It must bo remembered that much news from the Tramnaal la likely to como by way of Dclagon bay , ns most other channels are Htrlctly censored. AttnuU on Arniorrd Train. CAPETOWN , Oct 17 It Is reported hero that the Boers have had nn engagement with another armored train from Rhodesia. A special dispatch from Mafeklng sajs thnt all W.IH Intact there up to Saturday night. At that time the Boer artillery was being brought up , but It hud not been placed In position According to these advices the British have blown up tbo Hopctovvn rail way bridge over the Orange river , with a view to checking the Boer advance south ward It Is expected that the Boers will cut off Klmberlej's water supplj , but the DeBcais dam contains enough for a considerable period , The archbishop has Issued n pastoral earnestly reminding the dcrgy nnd Inlty thnt ifien of honor and Integrity equal to their own espouse tbo opposite side , seeing that warm friends and even families are divided In thl crisis. In concluding be s.ajs"I beg ) ou nil to avoid rash talking and to endeavor to pave the way to n durable peace and to friendly rclitlotis , when , by God's mercy , the war shall bo a thing of the vast " Allwalnorth , Cape Colony. Is now Iso lated Troni ColefllwrK come persistent ro- Itrratlonu of the report that the Boers have attacked Mafeklng. being thrice repulsed with heavy losses Smallpox has broken out among the na- tlvea from Johannesburg. Eight cases have been discovered. COLESBUIIO , Capo Colony. Oct 17 Pas. Bi'iiRcrs arriving from Johannesburg an > forced to leave the train north oforval - pont nnd to make a detour through the veldt , under escort , Joining the train farther south This IB understood to bo duo to tbo fact that the Boers have undermined the bridge r \ ! > < < < i.i Hir riiriitii.K soon. LADYSMITH , Natal , Oct 1C The threat ened assault upon Glencoo Is belloved to bo n feint In the hope of weakening the garrison risen hero and exposing the towns to the westward The Boers are resting , preparatory to com pleting their encircling movement for nn at tack upon Dundee They cannot advance much further without coming Into contact with British cavalry which screens the position Nevertheless the situation Is such that little fighting Is ox- pe-ted In tbo near future In this section apart from desultory outpost skirmishes All the women and children have left LOl'RENZO MARQl'EZ , Oct 17 Refu gees who have Just arrived here from the Tranivnal report that the Boers have been repulsed at Mafeklug , ( sustaining heavy losses K1MUEULEY , Oct 17. Au armored train while reconnolterlng near Sp > tfonteln , en gaged the Boers killing live and wounding seven The British bad no losses. llcln ) nl 'lolcurnniB. Oct 14 ( Delacd in Trans- "Phtlng took place this An vnft kill i A si-oond f SII followed , In which nine British "Yeetenlaj while General Cronje's troops vero near the broken railway bridge , nine miles north of Mafeklng , an approaching rnfn loaded with djnamlte wo * llrod upon and blown tip There were no casualties on ho Transvaal side The executive council has decided to re- ease nil burghers undergoing n jcnr's Im- > rlEonmont or ICES All other prisoners vho nro In the same category w 111 bo sent across the border The Trench , German and Italian consuls IRVC Iwiued proclamations calling upon their cspcctlvc citizens to remain neutral Commandant General Jouhert has estab- Ished his headquarters at Charlestown. and opened telegraphic communication with the Transvaal by way of Lalng's Nek Guns and foodstuffs found secreted In the mines of the Rand are confiscated The government has ordered the com mando outside Johannesburg to act In case of nnj disturbances. As It has been discovered that nttempU arc being made to tamper with the rallwnjs , the Inndrosts have been authorized to shoot on sight all persons found near railways with djuamlte PRETORIA , Oct 15 ( Delayed In Trnns- micslon ) Furthci dispatches received by tbo government baj that fighting continues north of Mafeklng. The Htltlsh , after the second engagement , retired In the direction of the town , but thcj resumed the attack sbortlj afterward , two burghers being tilled and three wounded The commando engaged was Impeded owlnij.to the want of heavj artillery , which was subsequently obtained from General Cronje. BOERS AFRAID TO ATTACK SolillrrH of TraiiNviuil Ami ) Vii- priir to He l.oth to I'ort-e the ( Copj right , 1S99 , by Press Publishing Co ) LONDON. Oct. 17 ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram ) The Datlj Mail Capetown "orrcsponde-nt Tuesday even- In snjs"Tho Dutch are puzzled and anxious on account of the Boor delay in striking a decisive' blow. They are all much less con fident than a week ago. Report states that the Bnsutos are openly Insulting the Tree State Boers , stating they are afraid to at tack the Roolneks and Majubas , namen by which the Scotch regiments were known after the defeat at Majuba. " The same jouinal's Lourcnzo Mnrquez cor respondent Monday evening says : "The Brltlsn cruisers Philomel and Partridge are patrolling outside hero and Hopping all ships for contraband of war. Bunlr , a Swazl chief , is collecting his forces In order , It Is prcfiumed , to attack the Boers. " The Dally News Capetown correspondent Monday night nays : "It Is stated that two commandos have arrived on the Krco State boundary at Norvalpont nnd are pre paring defensive works. They arc expected to marrh Into Colesburg at the end of the week. The Vrco State forte Is aU > o expected to enter Burghersdorp. " The samp Journal's Lndjsmith correspond ent Monday night sajs"The activity ot Alvenjoen's commando about Newcastle and of others along the Buffalo river eastward of Dundee has necessitated additional meas ures of defense there. The Free State forces are still oecupjlng Van Reenen's strongly nnd It Is reported thcj- have thrown hugo boulders from Berg onto zig-zag In clines ot the railway through the pass , com pletely blocking the lino. " The Dally Telegraph's Pletcrmaritzburg correspondent Monday evening sajs. "Pri vate advices received hero show that the enoinj are proceeding -with extreme caution and nro trjlng to secure a stragetlc defen sive position , but nro afraid to attack our camps. ' Kriitror "VVmitK > o Torpedo Iloiitfl. LONDON , Oct 17 According to a dis patch from Pretoria the government re ceived an ofter from a wealthy European recently * to supply a licet of completely equipped torpedo boats for the purpose ot ) lo\vlng up the British transports on arrival n South African waters. The offer was curtly i ejected , President Kruger refusing even to consider It. Si-lzo n Ti ! > i > lionr. CAPETOWN , Oct. 17 The Boers seized : ho telephone at Moddei Hlver last even- ng and attempted to speak with Klmberley , loping to learn the disposition of the Brit ish forces there. The maneuver was dis covered and frustrated. von MI llrport. LONDON. Oct 17. Today was the last laj for the reserves to Join the colors and : ho latest reports from the principal cen ters show that practlcallj nil of the reserves tiavo presented themselves. RABID SPANIARD ARRESTED Miuiliii r.ilKor In fln > e.-Uc < l In IIN | Kiiilrn-vor to Ilrt-ril DNNI | > IIHOII VniiuiK rrlt-iull ) rilliilnoN. MANILA , Oct 17 The newspaper Patrla has been suppressed nnd Its editor , Senor Utor , n Spaniard , placed under arrest on a charge of printing and publishing seditious documents For Borne time the Patrla has ' been hostile to the Americans Recently I pamphlets attacking the Americans and the friendly FlllplnoH hnvo been circulated , and ) the police believe that Utor wrote and , printed them. j ENEMY FLEES FROM PORAC OIKAiiiprlrnn anil Si-tornl An- Killed lu tin- Hunt of > u- tltrri li > Holl'n Iti-Kliiii-nl , MANILV , Oct 17 10 2ri p m He-IPs regiment , moving from a position northwest of llacoor this morning , drove the enemy out of Porac One American was killed and ono wounded The Filipinos lost n number of killed and wounded Thn Americans captured two bullock carts of ammunition 'IliniMliirr. . Ulll.-il. SALT LAKE. Utah. ( Jit 17-Ten pounds of Kluit powdei exploded nt the .100-foot level of the llabblt'h Foot mine * near Eureka list night where l\ men were nt work , killing James Bedford und Onrai Sltctt The other mi'iiweio brought to the Hiirfui. iillvo but almost Niiffoiated ) > i gns Paul Berta , a miner at the Grand Ontr.al. vvn kllU'.l hj a sliot going off while hu was Htlll In the mines Ciuil. l'oiint > Di-moi'rntM Tinirlnur , OIIICAGO Oil 17-Two bundled and llft > members of the Cook oountj Oemoc- tacj left Chicago toda > for .1 eanipiimi tour The trip will lie through Kentuckj In 'be Intr-reM of Mr Uoebel for guvtrnor and In Ohio for Mr McLean for ( 'ovtruur Thei will put in te-veral < lajs In Indiana also No Now CIIIM-II nl NIMV OrU-ana. NEW OHLKANS Oit 17 Th , . Board uf II ilth renortb no new cases of jellovv fever und no deuthu. VICTORIA CALLS FOR HELP Appeals to England's ' lawgivers to Straighten Out South African Tangle , QUEEN'S SPEECH SHORT AND TO THE PCINT I'll rl In in rut Opc-nn In ns < rn < irilliinr > 5 > rflnlnti to Ciin lilt r the IXlMInu Mltiiitlon In the Dark ( .ontl- iionl HiMilni | ; LONDON' , Got 17 1'arllament opened today - day In extraordinary sesoion to consider the South African situation In the speech from the throne her majestj slid "Mv Lords and Gentlemen Within n verj brief period after the recent prorogation 1 am compelled by events deeply affecting the Interests ot my empire to recur to jour ad vice and aid 'Tho state of affairs In South Africa has I made It expedient that my government should be cmblcd to strengthen the military forces of this countrv by calling out the i reserves Tor this purpose the provision ? of the law render It nccessarj that 1'arllament should be railed together "l\cept for the dllllcultles that have been caused by the action of the South African republic , the condition ot the world con tinues to be peaceful. "Gentlemen of the House of Commons' Measures will be laid before jou for the purpcoo of providing the expenditures which have been or maj be caused by events In South Afilca Estimates for the ensuing jear will be submitted to jou in due course. "My Lords and Gentlemen There arc | many subjects of domestic Interest to which | > our attention will be Invited at a later period , when the ordinary season for the labors of a parliamentary session ha" been reached Per the present I have Invited jour attendance In order to ask jou to deal with an exceptional c\lgcncj , and I praj that , In performing the duties which claim > our attention , you ma > have the guidance and blessing of Almighty Gcd" Both hoiis-os assembled In the clnmber of peers at 2 o'clock the queen's sDeoch being read bj commission. Immediate ! ) after the reading the speaker of the House of Com mons , Itt Hon. William Court Gully , re turned to the chamber of commons , the house adjourning at 4 o'clock. Cliniiilierlnlii llenrtllVeIeomeiI. . Large crowds walted In the precincts of St. Stephens' for the reassembling of lords and commoners and heartily welcomed the favorites , especially Joseph Chamberlain , bccretaiy of state for the colonies. The prince of Wales was loudly cheered while Irlvlng ; to the House of Lords Within the muse cordial receptions marked the ar rival of Mr. Bnlfour and the other mcm- jers of the government. The house listened impatiently to the usual protCBt by James Lowther against the alleged interference of peers in elections , ) Ut Mr. Chamberlain's coming put cvery- jody Into good humor and was the signal 'or an Immense outburst of applause. Ho entered carrjlng a big dispatch box. Mr. Bnlfour gave notice of a motion to morrow that no private business should be .aken up during- the autumn session. The speaker then read thequeen'b speech , shortly after which Sir Alexander Fuller Acland Hood , conservative member for West Somerset , rose to move the address In re ply. Ho were the scarlet and gold uniform of a captain of the grenadiers , . Sir Alexander Hood said the house had never met In graver circumstances , not only for South Africa , but for the whole em pire. Dwelling upon the horrors of war , he declared that war ehould not bo undertaken except from absolute necessity , but that In this ease all peaceful means hav Ing failed war bad become necessary "to establish equal rights for the white races In South Africa and to remove the grievances of the outlanders. " After reviewing the course of the nego tiations between the British government and the Transvaal he tald that President Krugor by his own act bud removed all chance of peace. After dwelling on the splendid of fers of asrlstanco by the colonies , and of the necessity of melntalnlng Great Britain's niramountcy no dilated upon the language of President Stejn of the Orange Free State , declaring that unless the question of British supremacy were settled now , British mlo In South Africa would go He asserted that the British government under exceptional provocation had shown great patience and forbearance and tint Great Britain had no option but to repel attack. ( Loud cheers ) Clement M. Rojdcs , conservative member for Kochdalc , hecondcd tbo address Ijt-iulf-r of l > iiioNltlnn | hponl H. Sir Henry Campbcll-Banncrman , liberal leader In the House of Commons , who fol lowed Mr. Iloydes , slid "Parliament has been summoned to glvo Its approval to the carlj steps of ivar. Never had the house met In circumstances moro serious , nor In conditions engaging to a greater degree the profound Interests of the British people. The demands made by the goveinment of the South African republic were impossible for the government of any hclf-respectlns country to oven take Into consideration ( Cheers ) The leadei of the opposition went on to congratulate the government on the choice of officers. "Never , " ho said , "has so capable and ex perienced a staff been dispatched from the bhorcs of England. Our national position on thp shores of South Africa has placed on us thn necessity of seeing any Impediment to our pofltlon removed. The time for crltl- cIsmH of stcpH taken b > the government had not coma and It Is proper to wait for fur- Mur explanations , hut 1 mnj tm > It docs ap pear to mo that the governments nio en gaged In a game of bluff ( opposition cheers and ministerialist crlea of "no" "no" ) which IH not n very worth ) ono foi a great countiy like this The raising of the huzeralnty question wan utterly unnecessar ) and did moro than all else to remove all chances of success from the negotiations" ( Opposition cheers ) Mr. Halfour , who was received with loud cheering , expressed satisfaction at the dec laration of Sir Henry Campbell-Banner- man , with much of which he said ha was In hearty agreement Mr. Balfonr complained that while Sir Hcnr ) Campboll-Dannerman atserted that the war was duo to errors , ho did not specify these errors The government would like to have- charges brousht forward t > o they could bo renudlatcd Ho refuted the Idea that the government had taunted the South African reputll- Into war by flaunt- j Ing the suzcralnt ) question before it Dillon Mote * nit .Viiieiiilnieut , John Dillon moved an amendment to the address as follows "We humbly represent to her majesty that the state of war now existing between Great I Britain and the South African republic has been caused by the antertlon of claims which Interfere with tto Internal government of the republU in violation of the agreements of Ib'Jl and in massing bodies of t roc pa on tin fr ntlor of thi republic "Wo humbly eubmlt that before more ( Continued on Second Pago. ) SUCCESSOR TO THUMMEL ! > cnntnr llntuiml Will lie Cnllcil I lioii to Nninu 11 Man Tur I illicit stairs 'Mnrnlinl , WASHINGTON Oft .17 ( Special Telegram - gram ) The appointment of George H Thummcl , marshal for , Nebraska , to the ' district court clerkship 'leaves n vacancy lu the marshal hlp which , In nil probabllltj , Senator Hajwnrd will be called upon to nil. Senator Thurston. some time t\K" \ > , said to a friend , anticipating Just such a condition of affairs tint ban been brought about bj the appointment or ThUmmrl to n clerkship , that In thp event such n condition choiild obtnln hoould consult Senator Hayvvard as to n. successor. Senator Haywnrd hail not been Informed an to the vicancy In the office at the ttmo of his Icmlng for the west , but bo will undoubtedlytake some little ttmo before ho reaches ti conclusion ns to Thuni- inel'fi succct-sor Hon W. 1 Buchanan of Slnilx City , min ister to the Argentine Republic , has been selected a1 ? director general of the Panamer- lean exposition at Iluftalolth n salary of $12,000 a jear , to take effect when ho leaves the diplomatic service .Mr. Buchanan haa been In the diplomatic service for sl\ Soars , having been iippolntcil minister to the Argentine Republic by President Cleve land He Is regarded ns ono of the good men In the service having successfully ton- ducted the arbitration 'between ' Chill and the Argentine llcpubllc , Argentine having , proposed to Chill that they paj Mr. Uuch- iinan 20,000 for his services. H li not Known when Minister Buchanan will sever his connection In a diplomatic capacity with \ the government of the United States , but It ] Is presumed that It will ho in the near fu ture Ho has been offered the prcsldcncj ! of a South American trust companj , with 1 elation at Havana , looking after the in terests of the bank , which the company has established there , but ho stated that he had gone so fur with entertaining prop ositions fiom the Buffalo exposition people that ho did not sco his waj clear to accept the presidency of the Dank of Havana. Dr. IvuliiiH In WiiKlilnmrtoii. Dr. Luther M. Kuhns of Omaha Is In the city In the Interest of the Luther League of America. Dr. Kuhns , in speaking of the league , slid. "Its object is to untto all Lutheran bodies of the United Statcfl , regardless or synodlcal connection , Into ono joung people's organi sation for the growth and development of the Lutheran church in the United States. They have at present a membership of upward of 75,000. The nc\t convention of this league will be held In the First Lutheran church of Cincinnati some time In the spring. My mission here is to meet with the national ex ecutive committee , and to decide upon those things which antedate the meeting of the league , as well as to decide upon the time of the meeting of the national convention , with which matters vvo are cmnowered to settle In advance. The object of the meeting In Cincinnati Is to reach i largo Lutheran constituent In the middle west. Invitations have been extended by the major , Board of Trade and churches of Cincinnati to meet there and we bellcvo we are Justified In ac cepting this Invitation. AVe anticipate at least'i.COO delegates In attendance , exclusive oflsitois. . Each church society has the privilege ot sending ono delegate , each cen- tial league three and each Ktate league ten. This is the growth of a fcv jears. "Coanactclally the oanolik Jn Nebraska , was never brighter. I have traveled through the whole etato In the last nix months and during my long residence there I have never seen brighter prospects for abundant har vests. The outlook fohould give assurance to Investors for good returns Prosperity has Btruck our state and , let us hope , to stay. " A postolllce has been ordered established at Dresden , Chlckasaw county , la. , with Cjrus Rhodes postmaster. An order was issued to day discontinuing the postofllce at Tunncll , Hamilton count } , la. Mall will be sent to Homer. An order was Issued today removing the postofllco at Garner , la , to a building owned by L 1) . Dyers. MltH Grace M Hly was today appointed postmistress at I'errls , Carbon county , Wjo. Harold Zlolan of Valentine , Neb , was to- lay appointed assistant engineer at Rosebud Agency , S. I ) , at $300 a jear , also Nchemlah [ I. Stone of Montana , engineer at the Shoshone - shone ( Wjo ) Indian school at $000. NO VERDICT IN JESSE CASE Jury IN lJI cIinrKcil After l"oiir TDajN' Dclllirrntliiic > IMI Trlnl Jloru l'ii\ornll < - to Defi-iiMC. MARYVILLE , Mo , Oet 17 ( Special Tel egram ) At 1 o'clock this afternoon the Jury In the case of C G Jesse , charged with the murder of Frank Griffin , editor of Griff's Marjvllle Dally Review , was discharged after having been trjing for ninety-two bouts to get a verdict. The Jurors took nlrio ballots and stood four for a verdict of mur der In the first decree nnd eight for n ver dict of manslaughter in the fourth degree , excepting upon ono ballot , when thoj stool ten for manslaughter and two for murder in the bc-cond degree The Jurors In dlbcusslng the matter In their room agreed that if they could have re turned a verdict fixing the defendant's punishment nt four or five jears In prison they would have done BO. but under the pe culiar laws of Mlseourl they pould not un der the court's Instructions fix hla punish ment at any period between two nnd ten years Judge Craig decided upon Mondnj- , November 20 , as the date on which the case shall como up again. There Is a feeling that the second trial In likely to bo moro favorable- the defense than the first 1 ho state made the fatal mistake of Introducing Griffin's anto-mor- tora statement as evidence This rendered him technically a nltnct , and let down the bars for all the evidence respecting his rep utation as n blackmailer and his convictions of criminal libel , which were Introduced by the dufcuBP FIGHT DIAMOND MATCH TRUST t'oiuift-tli-iit ( miltnllKtft I'uruliiiNc I'llint at Itnfliforil , II ) , , mill Will Start Diipohllloii I'nt-tor ) , ROCKFORD , III , Oct 17 Connecticut capitalists today purchased the old plant of j the Kockford Electric Manufacturing com panj and will establish a big match Indus try hero In opposition to the Diamond Match trust Julius Graham of Itockford will be manager. The company will make extensive addi tions to the factory and expect to bo In op eration by : * : unary 1 Sale of shorthorn Cntlle , KANSAS TITV Mo . Oct nTin. . sale of shorthorn cattle from the herds of II c i and Joseph Duncan of Oxborn Mo and 1 George Bothwell of Nettletoti Mo his at. I Allcrton la , for the 4-jcar-old cow , Her man's Athena W E Robinson of Falrnort Mo pnlil JITi for the JOUIIK bull Violet H Gulah.nl Uuth are Scotchbred animals Sutio Mrei-t Itllllvtii ) Sold. SAN KUANCISCO Oct 17The sale of thn hiuru Strett Electric roa < l wan formally ( .onimniinated after some spirited bldd n- In Judge Coffcy'H < ourt todaj the pur- < luifer beinit the But'tr ' btreut Railway companj' , and the price to bu paid Iil5,0w. REPUBLICANS ARE CONFIDENT Managers of the Campaign Belieyo that Ne braska Will Redeem Itself. EVERY INDICATION OF REESE'S ' SUCCESS Hok'oitit > ' MnloiInrniiR Itrc'nril mill PopmmtUUiMtrtitlint from llooin- IIIK Minn mi tinM until MnKc .11 nil } Hcpulilli'iuiutcM. . LINCOLN' . Oct 17 ( Special ) The man- tigers ot the republican campaign are not making nn > extravagant claims of success this > ear , but all are confident that the state v 111 go republican b > a good , safe majorltv Kcportn received here from nearli ivcr > count > In the stale and fiom most all of tin * precincts Indicate n good averrgo gain In favor of the republican ticket It Is albo noticeable from these reports that linen who left the part ) when Iteese failed I for rcnomlnatlon for supreme Judge am coming back to vote for the man thc > formcrl > supported. "You can saj that the campaign Is pro gressing In a very satlsfactoiy manner , " stld Secretary Harrison ot the lepublloan I state central committee- this ufteinoou "Republican opcakcrs are meeting with good | audiences nnd their speeches are plca-slng the people There is nothing discouraging to report from any locality and the state I will go republican b > a sate majority I "It Is noticed that the fusion speakers are doing their beat to avoid an > discussion of Ilolcomb'b lecord or anj omparUons with the republican candidate. This la A confession of weakness that the people arc quick to notice. If liolcomb Is not a IH man for thi supreme bench the talk about nryanlsm will not qualify him. 1 do not believe- the people can be fooled on this ques tion. tion."You perhaps have noticed that the re publican headquarters are wldo open and the business of the campaign Is being con ducted In a legitimate manner. We do not find It necessary to carry on the work be hind locked doors , as I understand Is the case at the fuslou headquarters. Repub licans are not suspicious of each other this year , and their friends are always welcome at these headquarters. This Is not a 'star chamber campaign , ' so far as we arc con cerned , " llcilluild In Hopeful. While In the city the other day r. 0. Hcdlund expressed a very bopeful view of the political situation , formed after personal observation and Investigation In tuveral counties. "I have been In Knox , Wa > ne and JJadl- son counties and 1 found evidences In every precinct of republican gains , " said Mr. Hcd lund. "I mean bj thlb that two or three voters , and in many caect , even more , have come over to the republican party In everj precinct. I spent most of my time with cattlemen , and there Is no doubt that a majority of them are foi Heeso. The re publicans , of course , are more than confident , and If the percentage of gain lu these coun ties holds good In other places , the state will surely go republican. There seems to be no enthusiasm on the other side. Theii speeches , or most of them , nro fiat and fall to arouse any Interett whatever. At Wayne , a city of J.OOO Inhabitants , Holcomb , the popocratlc candidate , had only sUty people nt his meeting. At other good towns ho met with the same sort ot dismal reception When Holcomb Is mentioned at all It is only to discuss his bad record and 1 found few defenders. "On every band Ileeso Is strong , not only among republicans , but among the fuslon- i ts , all of whom seem to have confidence of Ms Integrity and ability as a Jurist. I found Innumerable ! Instances where men who left the republican party when Reese failed of re- nomlnatlon are coming back to It now. " In a business letter received here yester day from a traveling man who makes his headquarters at Hebron the following favor able report was mado. "I travel over eight counties of this state , west of Hebron , and If the conditions are as favorable all over the state as they seem to bo in my territory , wo will elect Judge Ilecse without any doubt. I am perfectly f-atlsfied In my own mind that If we get out our vote , Nebraska will redeem herhclf this jear and will bo ready to Join tbo victorious republican procession in 1000 , " StniiillitK Iluoui Onlj. W S Summers , who has been on a ppcak- Ing trip In the northern part of the state with Horace O. Whltmoro , the former demo crat who is now supporting tbo republican ticket , reports unusually largo audiences at all the republican meetings. At I'endur the afternoon meeting was BO successful that ho was asked to deliver another ad- di'ess In the evening Whltmorc left to fill a date at Hartlngton and Summern remained over und spoke * In the evening as requetted Notwithstanding It wns an impromptu meet ing the lar o audience room was crowded to standing room only. Similar rcportb are received from all the icpubllcan meetings and rallies Nearly every town of any Importance In the state has asked for Chaplain Mallley and his audiences are limited only by the size ot the hnllb In which ho speaks. Judge CcHsna of Hastings wan In the city today with encouraging news from Adams county It will bo remembered that this county had a republican majority at the lost election of about fifteen votes Judfjo Cessna said that to his personal knowledge there were large numbers of men who last jear supported the popocratlc ticket who are going to vote this jcar for Hcesc W I' . McCarthy , chairman of the Adams county central ccmmlttee , who vvao also In the city , wab equally hopeful of republican SUCCCFH IIKH.NSU VMJ \ rjT VLKNTIM : . l\- < ; iiv orimr IrrulKiiN Dr.inn ami riolfiniili fur Ci-rlnlii ArlloiiM. VALENTINE. Neb. Oct. 17. fSnoclai Telegram ) The campaign on the part of the lepublljans of Cherry county was opened ho.ro tonight by General J D , Oageof Lin coln and ox-Governor Lorenzo Crounse. General flago's remarks were bbort nnd di rected to old soldiers und his allusions to victorias In the Philippines were applauded Governor Crounso spoke at length , begin ning his remarks at the commencement of Mr. Drjan'B career In congress and his part In the Wilson bill and reviewing tbo silver leader's acts down to the present time Ho next took up Governor llolcomb's rec ord and described the work that had been done on tbo part of Bryan and Holcomb In order to secure the latter's nomination , com paring that with the modest dignified con duct of Judge Hees , whom ho eulogized In the highest terms Ho referred to Governor Holcomb taking $2.000 house rent after Hoi- comb's predecessor had vetoed the bill ns and stated that while unconstitutional cx- i Governors Thajer and Hod were not to 1 blame for taking tbo mono ) , not being law- I ' ycrs , Governor Hnlcomb , u lawjer , after i | having had his attention called to the fart that tbo law was unconstitutional , certainly j accepted It , knowing that to bo the case I'uiiulliits .ViMiriil to < Irrjf } iiu'ii , OKESHAM. Neb. Oct 17 ( Special ) The populists are endeavoring to have clcrg > - men participate In tholr campaign and min isters hero have received from Lincoln largo I CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Xelirnsk i Cooler , Variable \ \ Inds envelopes In which are seven nnd one-half- column sermons which a ceitftlu HevVI1 - jllam Drown wrote against the Imperialistic tendencies of the chuieh Mvu.t.nvs M\icr. > tm > . riiiiplnln Ui-ltv i < r n TulK Unit ( 'iiiiiitn nt 'Vnv M- < lt > . I IIRAViil CITY , Ni > l. , Oct 17 ( Special | Telegram ) Chaplain Mnilley was Rioete-d i here todaj by an audience which fllllcd the largo court room 1'aul Clark ot Lincoln , ppoko upon state Usuis and the chaplain was then Introduced He raptured bis au- dloncc before he had uttered a doren words , nnd ho was followed for two hours In rapt attention HP paid a beautiful tribute to the old koldlers , manv of whom wore present and his powerful nnd scathing dcnunclutlou of the tnenites of the- Administration foil with the force of n pllc-drlv r upon the full logic cf the finlon' ' ts Theio Is but DUO verdict on his addrc ° , that it has done much for the can PC ot lepubllcatilsm and right In thlf , vlclnltj \VcliNli-r SpcuKN nt Illnlr. BLAHl , Neb . Ocl 17 ( Special Telegram ) The people cf Hlali listened to John L WebsteT nt the opera house this evening The meeting was opene'd b > short addresses from Leo Kstello and Judge llaxler Mr. Webster touched brlelly upon a number of Issues , among them being trusts , moncj , tariff and a few others , but the question ot the position of the United States In the Phil ippines was nblv handled and roundlj ap- pl luded Mr. Webster closed his remarks with the stalument that vveie It In his power to decide ho would never allow old gloij to be haulud down from an > countrj where It had been planted and wheio the soil had been made sacred by the blood of an Ameri can soldier lighting In the defense ot hU country nnd to sustain the dignity and honor of the ll.ig Man ) old soldlcis wore present. Mr. Web ster will speak In Arlington tomorrow night. CrouiiMt- VliiKvvortli. AINSWOHTH , Neb Oct. 17 ( Special Tel egram ) K\-Govcrnor Ciounse und General J. I ) Gage spoke to a large audience of rep resentative citizens of all parties heie this evening General Gage spoke entertainingly for a fen moments , after which Governor Crounse discussed the Issues of the hour Ho paid his respects In a most emphatic manner to the copperhead element which " -celts to de tract from the good work of the administra tion , gave a vcr > clear exposition ot Hoi- comb's record and closed with a glowing eulogj of Judge Hccse , which was cheered to the echo Notwithstanding the fact that the evening was damp nnd disagreeable , the room was literally packed , many being un able to find c\en comfortable standing room. Dnti-n for .iiilillcuii . Mct-tliisti. LINCOLN. Oct. 17. ( Special Telegram ) The republican htato central committee an nounces the following political meetings : C. II Sloan October 2C , Memphis ; October 7 , Malmo , October 28 , Colon. V H. Hlnshaw October 28 , Tobias , even ing. ing.J J L. Caldwell October 25 , Ogallala ; Chap- pell , October 2G ; LexliiRton , October JS , Cen- tial City. October 30 ; Tullcrton , October 31 ; Genoa , November 1. Mar It SpoaKN at Hum ell. RURWELL , Neb , Oct. 17 ( Special ) Congresman Stark of Aurora addressed an afternoon and evening meeting at the court house hall Saturday. Other speakers were expected , but failed to show up. OHIO WILL REMAIN IN LINE lltirki-j < Can Saf > l > Ho Countril oil for l"ortTlioiiNiinil Itrinib- lle'itii Miijm Ity. ST. LOUIS , Oct. 17 A Washington spe cial to the Globe-Democrat says Representative Bromwcll of Ohio was at the Treasjry department today , having como on hero from Cincinnati to attend to some departmental and legal matters. Re- feirlng to the political contest In Ohio Mr. Biomwell , whose homo Is in Cincinnati , said"Tho "Tho republicans will carry the state by from 40,000 to BO.OOO I do not have the slightest fear as to the result Major Jones will poll about ttO.OQO votes and moro of thcso will bo democrats than republicans. The fusion republicans of Hamilton county are going to support Nash , ami that will gho the county to the republican ticket The democrats are bettei organized than they have been In jcars , but this will beef of no use to them In the face of the people's desire that the present prosperous conditions bo continued "No , there will bo no defection among the icpubllcan Germans owing to dissatisfac tion with thn foreign policy of the adminis tration I have recently made spcc-chea tea a number ot German organizations and I can say that they are still with President McKlnley Whenever I talked about whip ping the rillplnos nnd restoring peace the Germans gave their approval In many ways , As a matter ot fnct , the Germans will pre fer prosperity nnd satl factlon , with the Philippines thrown in , to depression and lack ot confidence without the Philippines I ramo over yesterday with a Herman busi ness man , who has always boon a democrat , but voted for M ICInley thrro jcar.s ago Ho said he preferred good times and would vote the republican ticket " BIG HAUL FOR SPECULATORS 1'ONIirilNlOII Of All till * lll'Nt < > < < ! I'lniI'linliir Imill III Northern Vlliiiii-Notii. MINNEAPOLIS , Oct 17 Reports from Duluth state that timber speculators have discovered a way to get possession of about all thn best unsurvcjod government pine bearing land in the northern part of the state with old "forestry scrip" Thebo scrip holders are looking up the best land and plastering It with theli for estry scrip , for which they have paid $ . ! to } 3 an acre As pine land Is worth at least $20 an acre , tbo tl/o of the profit U apparent. \\lll Nctl MCI-I In ( aniiilii. ST PAUL Minn. Oil 17-Birlln , ( 'an- nda , will b * tin next meeting plate of thn Evangelical German tonfercneo It was decided liv a unanimous vote- The ditto of the DiHBlun wan fixfd us the first Tut witty In October 160.1 The bishops were urdereil to appoint a fommlttic of live whoso < lul > It shall bo to biibmli a llht of thirty candi dates fiom whom the conference will bc- leel fifteen eldi'rtf ' * > t-tt I'oot ! ( oiiiiiilNNloner. SPRINUIMEI U 111 tut 17 Governor Tanner t du > uiipolniul A II Junta P.ob- innon stati food < oinmUHloni r to giniicd T S Chapmui. reslgn-d The 4ppolnt < e U a lawjer and trus e-c of he ICav i rn Illinois N'jrmnl A hu-lntHx rmsuii la the , cause of Chapman s rt-signutlun. LIPTOS'S ' HARD LUCK Shnmrock's Topmast Unnblo to Endure Strain of Heavy Wind , COLLAPSES SHORTLY AFTER THE START Green Yncht nt Once Abindons Contest.and Returns tu Mooring , COLUMBIA FINISH S COURSE ALONE Never Was There n Moro MngniGcent Start in a Cup Race. IRISHMAN CARRIES OFF FIRST HONORS VnnU.Mfrnft Siniorf , oncvomit of MiiiiniMich'ft .Suprrlor < 1citrriitililit In ( icttliiK Wviitlirr CIIIIKC u * trnft tin over Uuc. MW YOIIK. Oct. 17-An Informal mccl- Ini ; of the lenatta committee of the New York Vicht club VMIS held tonight and It was decided th.it the next race should oc cur ThuiMla > . It vuis alfcii decided the re mcasuilng of Shnmrork should bo done at ( ho navy jnrd tonioirow morning at 7 o clock. NI2W YOHK. Oet 17. The topmast of thi cup challenge ! Shamrock was cirrlvd away twenty-live minutes after the big jliifile- stlcker hud crossed the slatting line tnday ami itw enormous clubsall , with Its 3,000 feet of canvas , came lattllng down on the deck , leaving it a helpless , cilpple No amount of punk or courage could face such a ca- tistropho and Shamrock abandoned the race , towing ba-k to the anchorage after the wreckage had been cleared Columbia continued over the course alone , placing to Its erc-dlt the second of the racco for the America s cup The accident to Shamrock mined the lace and caused the keenest regret among the jachtsmen and the thousands of sightseers , who were on hand to witness what bad promised to bo a glotlous duel. It Is unfortunate that the defender should have been the bcnellcl.\ry of an accident , as there lh llttlo glory In beating n cripple , but the uilo Is Ironclad. If crippled before the atari time lt > allowed for repairs , but one * over the line , If anything carries nvvaj , tin sufferer must make such repairs a he caner or it rendered hors do rombtt , as Shamrocl was todn > , he must take tbo consequences There uro good sense and logic behind tin rule. The races are a test of constructlot ns well as design and seamanship. Doubt less , It Mr. Iselln could have hnd his cholct In the matter , he generously would have de clined to continue In view of the crippled condition of his rival , but the rules guvo him no alternative , lie was In duty bound to ga on , and as , he finished well within the tlraa limit the iaco was his Columbia In ( he I.eml. Had die accident not occuirett It is be lieved tint the Yankee boil would have re peated the beating It give the challenger jcsteiday. During the twenty-five mln- utco the yacht sailed It had gone through Shamrock's lead like n streak and had es tablished a lend of moro than 300 yaids on the weather bow "When Puritan fouled Rcncst.i on the Insldo course In 1887 , carrjlng away th challenger's , bowsprit and topmast , although the race was at his mercy under the rules , Lord lUclnrd Button magnanimously refused to claim It. To avoid jiifit such n contin gency. In which the beneficiary of an acci dent Is alwa > s reluctant to claim his rights , a special clause was added to the roeular rules this year , leaving absolutely no option In the mittcr. This clause was signed by Sir Thomas and Mr , Iselln n few dn > s be fore the first attempt to iaco. The accident today shows what a delicate machine a racing yacht nowadi > a Is. It lh a superla tively light structure , weighed down by enormous ballast to carry the gigantic spread of canvnH. The moht delicate and scientific adjustment of weights is neccs- bary The simple breaking of a tny today wrecked Shamrock The wire backstay that helps to support the slender .spar gave way anil this sup port removed. Its Oregon plno topmast , an big ns a telephone pole , sixty feet long and fourteen Inches In diameter , snapped oft like a match , Jubt above the lower mast cap , This mast was not only supporting the pressure of .1 llftetn-knot breczo against Its big kite , but was also KUHtalnlng the crimhlng weight of the sail Itself nnd the two clubtopB.iil jurds , each forty feet long. 'Ihiril llii < - < > 'I'liiirHilny. Later In Iho afternoon Shamrock wns towed up to the JJrlo basin In the upper bay. A new topmast will bo Bent up to morrow and It will bo lemcasured. H will probably ho taken out for a spin tomorrow to try its new htlck , and the third race of the horlrs win bo sailed on Thursday Thl will be over a windward and leowaid course , and If Columbia whit * , the cerlBS will have bcc'ii completed without giving Shamrock an opportunity to test Its morlta In Us favorlto point of hailing over a tri angular course The day had pmmlfcod a glorious contest. Theio were onlj gray neutral tlntw In the morning , but a hard twelve-knot breczo out of the east kicked up the white-caps and the wind and tldo helped pllo up the w-teiH The pulses of Iho sportsmen ejulck- cned In anticipation nnd a big excursion llr ( went out to witness the duel. Somn of tlioHmill balling ( led got outside , plung- llli ! their hnwHnrltH nmlnr nml untflntr j , < , t * lioadsalls , until they were glad enough to Bqiiaro away for morn placid Heas Uitor In the day the wind drove the tloudw away , leaving an almost flawless vault of blue overhead The shining water * , nnd the gay Hags and bunting made ,1 brilliant marlno picture Hhamrock went out eager for the fray. It cast off | la tow biforo It reached tha bell buoy at the , head of the ownsh chan nel and madn the rrmalndc'r of the dis tance with a light shift under Its own < an- vau It looked Ilko a blow such f Shumrnck IB reported In ham bren praying for and the sullora of the Irish boat mails ever ) thing fanug aloft In anticipation of an Increafo In the wind Ths race was to have been over an equilateral triangle , ten miles to the leg , which would glut the dial- lengr > r n chance at Its favorite point of nail ing reaching IrlHliniiiu < urrli'H HIT lliiuurx , Afi Hoon an the committed had ulgnaled lh < course and bent out a mark boat tbo excur sion bouts began to line up to watch tha Jockeying for pobltlon Never was there amore moro magnificent start In a tup racu and the Irishman carried off tbo hon'irb The two > , Kilts whcclrd ami rlrcled about llku whlto gullx each nlrlvliiK fur Iho advantage , their hulln and dfikn and sails gloaming in the HUH Shamrock finally got Columbia under the Ice two minutes before the start und , try