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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , THURSDAY MOTCNTNG , KOVElttBER 2 , 1899 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE OE3TS. WHITE'S TOUOSS Estimates of British Losses Two Thousand. BOER FORCES RESUME BOMBARDING General White Reports Sorm of Their Qans Silenced by Naval Brigade. JOUDERT'S ' LOSS WAS PROBABLY HEAVY Bouth Africans Bring Up More Guns , But They Are Boon Disabled. GARRISON OF LADYSMITH IN GOOD CHEER rupture at Two UrRlmriitu tip to th Milieu , Winch linn A > vu > - nlth A'nimuiilUou imil the Ilnttcry. r. LONDON , Nov. 1. The war office today Isauod the following additional list of fifty- eight casualties sustained by General Yule's force from the tlmo of the battle ot Glcncoe until It joined the force of Sir Genrgo White : King's Rifles , four killed , thirteen wounded ; Leicestershire regiment ono wounded. , nine missing ; artillery , one killed , ona ' "ounded , two missing ; mounted Infan try , twenty-seven missing. The last men re ported weru attached to n. , q.undron of thu Eighteenth Hussars that was entrapped by the nocrs after the battle of Olcncoo. They I. ware undoubtedly captured with the Hussars. . A careful estimate of the British losses In ell the engagements blnco the outbreak of ItcRtllltlcs , excluding casualties among the non-commissioned officora and men In Mon day's disaster nt I.adysmlth , which nro thus lar unknown here , glvo a total of 016 , to I ; which probnbly 1,200 will need to be added vyhen details regarding the Ladysmlth re verse are received. Thla total Is made up aa follows : Officers , 133 , nineteen being killed , sixty-one wounded and fifty-three captured ; r men , 783 , being 130 killed , 492 wounded and 151 captured. I\ ' \ . Il cr HCNUIIK * IloiiilmrilltiK. LONDON , Nov. 1. It was announced today In a special dispatch from Ladysmlth that the Boers again closed arountl that place on Monday night , sending shells Into the British camp. The two guns landed from the British cruiser Powerful opened flro on the Boers at dawn Tuesday. The Boers brought up moro guns , but some of them weru silenced. It Is added that the Boers' ' loss must have been heavy. The garrison of Ladysmlth Is described as being In good Eplrlts and confident and the troops are said to bo full of fight. The artillery duel was ; etlll In progress Tuesday night. < The British war office today made public n dispatch received from General White de scribing the operations of Monday. It was as follows : "LADYSMITH , Oct. 31. 7:50 : p. m.Took r out from Ladysmlth a brigade of mounted troops , two brigade divisions of the Royal artillery , the Natal field battery and two brigades of Infantry , to reconnolter In force i - Hhp enemy's maltf pdMUon tj the north , an-1. & * -lf the opporlunlty should offer , to capture the hill behind Farquhar's farm , which had , . on the previous day , been held In strength by the enemy. In connection with this ad vance a column , consisting of the Tenth Mountain artillery , four half companies of the Gloucesters and six companies of the Royal Irish Fuslleers , the whole under Lieu tenant Colonel CarKon and Major Adye , deputy assistant adjutant general , was dis patched at 11 p. m. on the 29th to march by night up BeUsprult nnd seize Nlchol- lon's Nek or some position near Nicholson's Nek , thus turning the enemy's right flank. The main advance was successfully carried out , the objective of the attack being found evacuated , and an artillery duel between Diir field batteries and the enemy's guns and Maxims Is understood to have caused heavy loss to the enemy. The reconnalasanco forced the enemy to fully disclose Its posi tion nnd after n strong counter-attack on our right the Infantry brigade and cavalry had been repulsed , the troops were slowly withdrawn to camp , pickets being left on observation. Late in the engagement the naval contingent , under Captain Lamhton of her majesty's ship Powerful , came Into notion nnd silenced , with their extremely accurate fire , the enemy's guns of position. Ho Not Know IIo - It Ilnppeiii'U. "The circumstances which attended the movements of Lieutenant Colonel Carlton's column are not yet fully known , but from reports received the column appears to have carried out the night march unmolested until within two miles of Nicholson's Nek. At this point two boulders rolled from the hill nnd a few rlflo shots stampeded the In fantry ammunition mules. The stampede spread to tbo battery mules , which broke looto from their leaders nnd got away with practically the whole of tbo gun equipment and the greater portion of the regimental small-arm ammunition. "The reserve was similarly lost. "Thn lnfnntrv battalions , however , fixed bayonets nnd accompanied by the personnel of the artillery seized a hill on the left ot the rood two rallea from the Nek , with but llttlo opposition. There they remained un molested until dawn , the tlmo being occu pied in organizing the defense ot tbo hill nnd constructing stone sangars and walls us cover from fire. At dawn a skirmishing ottack on our position was commenced by the enemy , but made no way until 9:30 : a. ra. , when strong reinforcements enabled them to ru h to the attack with great energy. Their flro became very searching nnd two companies ot the Qlouccstors In on advanced position were ordered to fall hack , The enemy then pressed to short range , the losses on our side becoming very numerous , I'-- * "At 3 p. m , our ammunition was practi cally exhausted , the position was captured nnd the survivors'of the column fell into the enemy's hands. The enemy treated our ivoundcd with humanity , General Joubert at once dispatching a Ir4ter to me offering n safe conduct to doctors and ambulances to roraovn the wounded. A medical officer and parties to render first-aid to the wounded were dispatched to the scene of action front Ladysmlth last night , and the ambulances ot dawn this morning , "The want of success of the column was due to the misfortune of the mu 1m stamped ing nnd the consequent loss of the guns and email-arm ammunition reserve. "Tho olllclal list of casualties nnd prison- cm will bo reported shortly. The latter are understood to hnvo been sent by rail to Pretoria , "The security ot Ladysralth Is In no way affected , " Onu Hn > - of Unlit. The gloom caused by the British disaster it Ladysmlth was In a measure relieved by today's etory , giving an account of the heroin itnnd made by the decimated battalions until ( heir last cartridges were gone. The British now VIM momentarily tbakcu by General Whlte'o use of the word "capitulate" In his first telegram , but now that It la known that the Gloucesters nnd Fusllccrs fought against overwhelming odds Ami upheld tha best traditions of the British nrmy the nslon has been relieved , since there Is no ground to dread that the less of life was accompanied by dishonor. d" ? show the catastrophe In aspect. The full battalions wcro nnd therefore the lint of prison- rs Is materially reduced , while the disaster now appears to have been not so much the consequence ot defects In the plan of action ns to a misfortune whereby the column wa deprived ot its ammunition. Still It seems ncomprchciiilble why the plight ot the luck- cm column wns not known nt headquarters , ns the scene of the surrender was only about hrcc miles northwest of Lndysmlth. nnd Icutcnant Colonel Cnrlton must have ex pected relief to reach him , or , Instead of attempting to occupy n defensive position , hn would have retraced his steps to Ladysmlth when he suffered the loss of his ammunition. iVpart from General AVhltc'e statement thnt the losses arc very numerous there Is noth Ing to Indicate the extent of them , except a vague report to the effect that the soldier who brought the news to Ladynmlth said the British dead nnd wounded were lying In heaps and thnt hundreds needed doctors. This , however. Is hardly borne out by the long list of caotured officers. Anxiety for Safety of I.nilyMiilth. The concluding sentence oi General AVhlto's dispatch relative to the safety of Ladysmlth was received hero with a certain reserve , In view of the fact thnt similar ofilctal assurances were given recently nt Dundee and Glencoe , nnd there Is intense nnxlety for further news of the reported re. newed nttack , which Is not mentioned In the official dispatches. The calamity has served to show tbo British who are their friends. The papers comment on the splendid reserve ot patriotIsm - Ism existing In the far-nwny colonies nnd the "deep-seated feeling ot friendship and sympathy ot the great Kndrcd nation ncrons the Atlantic. " The SUJdard sums up the feeling of the nation , saying : "From the United States and our colonies alone wo hear the voice of friendly sorrow nnd en couragement. But that suffices. All others nro welcome to congratulate themselves over the misfortunes of Great Britain. " The war office has made a welcome con cession to the public desire for news. Here after every postofilco will be open Sunday morning and will post copies of all telegrams rnonlvoii hv thp war office up to 1 a. m. Sunday. It was learned today by a representative ot the Associated Press that the British gov ernment has been obliged to refuse permis sion for the United States to send four offi cers to watch the Transvaal war , owing to the precedent which" only permits ono rep resentative from each recognized power. Captain Stephen L. Slocum , the United States military attache at Lisbon , has been selected. He was In London today buying nn outfit and satis Saturday. Colonel Sam uel S. Sumner , the United States military attache here , remains In London. It was reported at Aldershot today that another complete nrmy division will forth with bo formed for service In South Africa. The division consists of 10,000 men and fifty- four guns. This is possibly a prellmlnnry step toward a calling out of a second army corps. Nnvnl Gunn Effective. CAPBTOAVN , Oct. 31. ( Delayed in Trans mission. ) Guns of the British naval brigade have knocked the Boer forty-pounder clean off Its platform and have silenced the Boer suns on Hepworth Hill. The Boers aban doned their positions. BULLER GOING TO THE FRONT Unconfirmed Statement In Puhllnhert thnt IlrltUh General linn Left Capetown for I.ndysiultli. ( Copyright , 1599 , 1 > y Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Nov. 1. ( New York World Ca- hlegram Special Telegram. ) An exchange telegraph company's correspondent nt Pie- teiimarltzburg , telegraphing oo October 31 , 9:30 : a. m. , says : "Stragglers from the Gloucestershire reg iment are arriving at Ladysmlth. A number of the tnulcs with a portion of the mountain battery nre also coming In. " An unconfirmed statement has 'been ' pub lished that General Buller has left Cape town for Ladysmlth. Dally News correspondent , Durban , Oc tober 31 , 8 a. m. : "Legislative buildings nt JIarltzburg have been transformed Into hospitals for reception of wounded and of people ordered to leave Ladyanith. This morning a trainload - load arrived here. Tonight moro are com ing. " No news from Klmborley. The breakdown of the , Delagoa cable route , combined with the monopolization of the available telegraph lines by ths govern ment and British staff officers , is reeponslblo for the fact thnt nothing further has arrived from South Africa. The government has re ceived dispatches rectifying the casualty lists. The < * e will bo published today. Up to midnight nothing has been received concerning Monday's casualties. The war office officials nro working under great strain. Captain Merrlot , staff captain to the mil itary secretary , has Juet died , his end being hastened by anxiety and overwork. t PROVIDES FOR THE FAMILIES Inrit T < nnmlnlo 1'roponen to Look After AVIven mid Children of Soldier * at the Front. ( Copyright , 1S95 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Nov. 1. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Lord Lonn- dale has promptly come forward to take his share In providing for the families of the reservists and other soldiers now at the front. Ho has requested the wives of all reservists who were called out In the north ern counties and boroughs nud also the wives of soldiers who are with the colors but .who have been married without leave of the military authorities , to wrlto to him Immediately at Lowther Castle , Penrlth , giving their address , the number of chil dren and their means of livelihood. His lordship thus takes charge ot a local fund nnd will undoubtedly contribute largely to It , Ho will nlso take charge of Us distribu tion. Speaking at AVhltebaven Wednesday night Lonsdalc , who Is colonel of the Cum berland and Westmoreland yeomanry , Haiti ho hoped to have the pleasure of embarking several of his men from Cumberland for the war and would himself accompany them. TRANSVAAT"HARD TO WHIP HU Month * Mkcly to Beece mirjto IloUt the IlrltUh Flair Over 1'retorln. ( Copyright. 1899 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Nov. 1. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram , ) General De- brlalmont , since the death of Moltke recog nized as ono of the highest European au thorities on tactics , aid today : "This disaster ut Ladytimlth should con vince tbo English that the war will not ba ( Continued on Third Page. ) PEACE REIGNS ON NECROS 'lantors ' Punning Their Business Untlls- turbid b/ Bands of Brigands. LAWTON'S ' ADVANCE PROVES Vllrvan nml Tnlnvorn Arc \ow OPOII- plcil liy the Anierluntin , the Unruly Ilnvlnc Horn Driven aorth unit Wealunrd. MANILA , Nov. 1. General Hughco , com manding In the Vlsnyan district , has sent In in encouraging report. He sa ) the Island f Ncgros ts now more peaceful and orderly i Lhan for twenty years. The planters are lurstilng their business undisturbed by the jamls of brigands , which had long levied .rlbutc on them. The Americans have scat tered the brigands nnd propose to pursue : hem until they arc effectually suppressed. General Toung'e column entered Cabaua- [ uan , north of San Isldro , yesterday morn- Ing. Colonel Parker , with two troops ot the ourth cavalry , took possession of the de- oerted town of Allaga. Captain Batson cap tured a telegraph operator and his escort , finding a tclcgrnm to Agulnaldo from an in- eurgent colonel reporting that General Lawton - ton was killed In n recent fight and that his body had been sent to Manila. The operator added that 600 Insurgents were approaching Allaga from Tarlac. Batson placed hlo scouts In ambush/ awaiting them. Colonel Hays , with four troops of the Fourth cav alry , charged the towns of Talavera and Cobat , dispersing 100 Insurgents nnd pursu ing them for thrco miles without any loss. They captured two brass cannon nnd a quan tity of ammunition , Including many Hotch- Idas shells. Captain Batson took a store house nnd quantities of rice , sugar , corn nnd forty bull cars. The British steamer Lehuan of Honn Kong , 500 tons , with a prize crew from the United States gunboat Cnstlne on board , has arrived here. It was captured whllo running the blockade off Zamboanga nnd had un loaded its cargo of merchandise , All slgne show that General Young's rapid advance Is demoralizing the Insurgents northward. Prisoners report them to be flee ing to the hills. There are many deserters and sick men , and the former are taking tholr arms to the Americans. The cavalry's rapid movements are a puzzle to the insur gents , who think that the Americans , In striking so many places , must have over whelming forces. Agulnaldo la personally conducting the campaign. He Is asking the people for rico nnd Is trying to replenish the army with recruits , but without success. IniTton' Advance In n Sncccus. WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. General Otis ca bles the War department as follows : "MANILA , Nov. 1. Lawton's advance on Alinga and Talavera from Cabanatuan , which places are now occupied , is successful , the enemy having boon driven north and westward. Two small cannon were captured with considerable ammunition 'and ' largo quantities of corn , rice , river and land trans portation , also a telegraph operator with his onttro equipment and Important Insurgent dispatches. There were no casualties. In- eurgents are advancing from Tarlac to meet Lawton's troops. "Hughes reports Ncgros In better'etntc of ( lawful submission than for twenty years ; planters no longer in danger ; quiet election ; over 5.000 votes cast ; no fraud attempted ; inauguration of military and civil govern ment 6th Instant. Hughes commences active operations against Tagalos In Panay ns soon as condition of roads and trails permit. " IXStmGENTS SHOUT OF MUNITIONS. KHcnpcrt Spnnluli Otttecr Reports F1II- plnoN Arc Out of CnrtrldKO. WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. Mall advices to the War department Indicate Important ne gotiations In the Mohammedan section of the Islands outside of Sulu. Through the efforts of K. Englcfikjon , a gentleman of Norwegian birth who enjoys the confidence of the Tagalos , overtures of pence have been made to General Otis. Mindanao is almost equal in area to Luzon. The Mo hammedans there number 100,000 , and the Spanish maintained llttlo moro than normal sovereignty. Thirty of these chiefs held a conference with Mr. Engleskjon and drew up a form of treaty proposing terms of peace. They have euffeml greatly from the Inroads ot the Mores and offer to submit to the author ity of the United States on condition that sufficient American garrisons bo established In the Island to protect them. These pro posals were submitted to General Otis , but -what action has been taken Is not known. An escaped Spanish officer from north of Manila has arrived from Angeles. Ho con- Irms the report that the Insurgents are running short of ammunition and are unable o refill cartridges of this class. Ho says , however , that they arc well supplied with Remington ammunition , which they manufacture for themselves. They also manufacture dynamite and powder from ictroleum nnd salt , which is shipped to hem from Manila nnd taken Into their Incs at night. Of the fourteen American prisoners held } y the Insurgents at Tarlac the insurgents claim that four have accepted commission. ) n the Insurgent army. Two Scotchmen inmed McKlnloy and Mclntosh have es caped from the rebels. They say the In surgents claim to have 230 American pris oners scattered through the various towns , but they know of none personally excepting Lieutenant Gllmoro and fourteen sailors. The Insurgents say they have two Ameri can officers In confinement besides Lieuten ant Gllmore. Colonel Smith has sent to General Mac- Arthur n placard in Spanish which -was found nailed to a tree outaldo tbo lino. It waa an appeal to tbo colored troops to join thu Insurgents In the light for freedom , REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINES Coiumlimlon AV1I1 I'repnre n 1'nrtlul Hevlciv to lie 1'iilillnlicil nt Onuc. WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. The members of the Philippine' commission Admiral Dowcy , Profs. Schurmnn and Worcester and Colonel Donby will make a preliminary report to the president before thp end of this week , and it is understood thu report will bo im mediately given to the public. This report will bo prepared at tha request ot the presi dent as a result of the conference between tha president and tbo commleelon at the White House today , The president person ally summoned thu commissioners and an hour was spent In consultation , during which ho explained the points he desired covered In the preliminary report , It may be weeks , potaltly months , before tbo complete report Is ready. Prof , Schurman , who ts president of tbo commission , said utter the members loft the White House that the report to be made this week would cover certain phases of the ( situation which the president desired cleared up at this time. When asked If the report would touch upon the to-called Sulu treaty ( the arrangement made between General Bates and the sultan of Sulu ) Prof. Schurman rep lied in the ncga- tlvo. tlvo."That was purely n Military arrange ment , " said he , "with whlc ] the commission , lmd nothing to do. " Secretary Hay and Seer tary Root were " present nt the conference. Tlii commhsloncM made a full verbal re port to the president forecasting In brief the formal report that Is to bo prepare ! . Kach of the members talked In turn , not only upon the general features of the forthcoming re- pert , but each treitlng moro In detail ot n certain line of tnibjccto up CM vhl.-.h ha wns moro fully Intormcd than hU colleagues , for It appears that the commission while In tha Philippine * took the course ot dividing Into subcommittees nt one , cacii Returning a special branch of Inquiry. Th.i . significant feature of today's con ference was the revelation that thn commis sion la absolutely unanimous In Its views respecting the proper line of troatmr-nt of the Island' . CITY OF PUEBLA IN HOME PORT TrniiNunrt nrnchvn Sun FrnnrNeo tvitU Sick mid nisctinrncil Sol dier * From tJic 1'lilHpplnrn. SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 1. The United States transnort steamer City ot Puebla ar rived hero today from Manila via Nagasaki nnd Kobe , being twenty-seven da > s on the voyngo from Manila. The Puobln carried 105 enlisted sick soldiers , fifteen of the hospital corpa and soventy-nlue discharged eoldlcrs nnd Beven officers. There YC e seven deaths during the voyage , as follows : Privates E. A. McKcnnoy , Nineteenth in fantry , died October 6 ; Private M. B. Garvln , Company H , Thirteenth infantry , died Octo ber 13 ; Private \V. H. Reynolds , Company I , Thirteenth Infantry , died October 15 ; Private Iren Randolph , Company I ) , Seventeenth In fantry , died October 17 ; Corporal Randolph Wolf , Company B , Seventeenth Infantry , died October 19 ; Corporal Erlenwcln , Com pany F , Twelfth Infantry , died October 27 ; Private John Butler , Company B , Twenty- first infantry , died October 22. CANNOT GOVERN THEMSELVES Clinulnln ' the Twentieth 'Kniinnn Given llln Opinion of the FIlliiIuoH. MARYV1LLE. Mo. , Nov. 1. Rev. Father P. O. Russell , who was a volunteer chap lain of the reserve hospital of the Amer ican troops In the Philippines and returned to the United States with the Twentieth Kansas regiment , is vtsttlnR here. Father Russell says ho believes tbo Filipinos are not capable of self-government. "If you treat them kindly , " he says , "they think you are afraid ot thorn. There Is enl ; ono thing that this government can , In my opinion , honorably do , ami that Is to pu them down by armed force and' hold thi Islands. I think that within three months Agulnaldo's following will bo annihilates and the war ended. " Father Russell ivaaIn the Philippine eight months. During sixteen months pre ceding he traveled through India , China am Africa and he haa traveled extensively in America , but he declares that the Philip plnea Is the richest country he has ever vis ited. CASUALTY IIST PIIOM. CEV. OTIS Two Arc Killed nnd KleTcu Woundc lijIlullctB of imipinqn. WASHINGTON. Npv. 1 O ) cral Otis , ha , cabled the following' casualties to "the AVa department : "MANILA. Nov. 1. Casualties Killed Twenty-second Infantry , at San Isldro , October tobor 10. Company K. Corporal Ephrnlm S Kcdcr ; Thirty-sixth infantry , at Luhoa , Oc tober 29 , Company G , Wlneor R. Stanley. Wounded : Twenty-first Infantry , at Ca lamba , October 23 , Company D , Edward G Holdon , foot , slight ; Fourteenth Infantry , a Imus , October C , Company H , Corpora Henry Overbay , foot , severe ; Twenty-secou infantry , at San Isldro , October 19 , Compan 1' , Griggln Aodrews , forearm , severe ; Com pany I , Charles H. Pierce , ihlgh , severe Company K , Harry B. Johnson , leg , eovcre Thirty-sixth Infantry , at Luhoa , October J9 , Company C , Corpiral John Swank , arms , slight ; Jamca Pitt , hack , slight ; Hardy L. Laurence , thigh , slight ; Third artillery , Company 1C , Thomas II. Dow , ehoulder , slight ; hospital corps , Jesse Rutlcdge , thigh , slight ; at San Isldro , October 19 , Claude B. Day , hand , slight. Trnimport llniicock Remodeled. SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 1. The transport Hancock will be taken olt the dry dock today , having been entirely remodeled , so that It Is now considered the finest troop ship In the world. An additional deck was _ "built " the entire length ot the vessel. An Isolated hospital with fifty beds and accom modations for nurses has been fitted up be , tween decks. A refrigerating plant has been added with a dally capacity of fifty tons | ot Ice , producing 600 gallons of wntor and furnishing ample cold storage. The soldiers' quarters have been supplied with all the comforts that could be desired. Kortv-Elahtli to Lcnrc Fort Tlioinn * . CHICAGO , Nov. 1. Colonel Lee , chief quartermaster of the Department of the Lakea , has completed arrangements for BendIng - , Ing the Forty-eighth Infantry to the Phil ippines. The troops will leave Fort Thomas , Ky. , for San Francisco November 7 , by way of St. Louis. Seven special trains will bo required to transport the regiment across the continent. Forty-I'MrHt' * Untc of Departure. WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. The Forty-first volunteer Infantry' , now c i duty at Camp Meade , Pa. , has been ordered to proceed ta New York In tlrao to embark for the Philippine Islands on the transport Logan , scheduled to tail abaut November 18 or 20. Troop * Hull Thursday. PORTLAND , Ore. , Nov. 1. Orders have been received nt Vancouver barracks for the Thirty-ninth Infantry and two companies of the Forty-fifth to embark on the transports Pennsylvania and Olympla on Thursday next. HrecknirltlKe on 'IiiMpectlngr ' Tanr. SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 1. General J. C , Bicckenrldge , Inspector general of the United Statea army , has arrived in this city and will remain on the coast for some time in the discharge of his official duties. Klrnt WiiHhliiutoii Muttered Out. SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 1. The First Washington roluntsers were mustered out today. They will start for homo Friday. Texnn llcfiiNfn to IlnlHr 11 mi run t Inc. XBW ORLEANS. Nov. 1. The Louisiana State Hoard of Health is making an effort to have Alabama nnd Texas ralso their quarantine ! ! npalnst this city , now that Mis sissippi hau done so , and teleerams have been sent to the otllclalrf of both statra. Dr. Blunt of Texas , however , wired the Louisiana board- today that h& could not consent to the raising of the quarantine until the weather condition justified. MovrmciilM ut Ouvim Vc el , Xov , 1 At London Arrived Mcnomlnee , from New YoiK. At Liverpool Arrived Wacsland , from Philadelphia. At Now York Balled Teutonic , for Llv erpool. Arrived Kaiser AVllhelm II , for Naples , etc. At Queenutown Arrived Majestic , from New York , for Liverpool , At Southampton Arrived Saale , from New YorU , tor Bremen. IOBART IS RESTING EASIER Batons to Beading of Newspapers and Takes Interest in Pnblio Affairs. BLE TO TAKE SOME NOURISHMENT ntilietln * from Sick Chninlior Arc Sent Hired tn I'rrnlilcnt MeKlnley Mr * . Hiilinrt IlcnrltiR Up AVell ln ! tier Onion I. PATKIISON , N. J. , Nov. 1. Vice President [ chart's wonderful vitality stood htm in oed stead today , and notwithstanding ho ook llttlo nourishment , ho won unusually right this evening and naked Mrs. Hobart o read the newspapers. He wants to keep p with the current affairs and when ho wakens from a sleep , ho generally asks hose near him If there is anything now. \n occasional spoonful ot brandy and milk nd a little grape juice were given htm tn ho morning. All day long crowds of people gathered In rent of the newspaper office where bulletins vcro posted. There was another gathering t sympathizing friends about Carroll hall , mt none except relatives wcro allowed to eo the patient. Dr. Nelson spends mcst if his ttmo In the Hobart house and ho Is now the only physician In the houec. Telegrams and messages of sympathy have > eon received , as well as flowers , from all parts of the country. Among those who ent telegrams of Inquiry today were Jnlted SUUs Senator Fairbanks of Indiana , Senator Gear of Uurllngton , la. , sent a tel egram and a largo bunch of pink rcses ac companied It. Senator Bacon of Georgia sent an expression of sympathy and United States Senator Sowell of New Jersey sent a letter n which ho expressed the hope that the patient would recover. Through the trying ordeal Mrs. Hobart boars up surprisingly well. She remains ivtth the nurses most of the tlmo In the sick room with her husband. Few , if any , of the callers can see her and nearly all are met at the door of Carroll hall by lobart Tuttle , brother-in-law of the vice president. All of the bulletins today were sent di rect to President SIcKlnley , who sent word rom the south on Monday to linvo the news as soon as possible. At 4 ip. m. the vlco president was begin ning to doze Just as Mrs. Hobart had Un shed reading the papers to him. The pattont was then resting quietly and the only thing feared hy the physicians was an attack like that of Tuesday morning. It Is feared ho may go off In one of them , be cause ho is becoming weaker as the ttmo goes on. "Mrs. Hobart tonight sent the following telegram to President McKlnley : "Mr. Hobart passed a restful day and even ing. Ho sends love to you and Mrs. Mc Klnley Inwhich I Join. "JENNIE T. HOBAHT. " THREE DEAD , THREE MISSING I Six-Story Building on Went I.nke Street , Chicnico , Suddenly Col- , Kllllni ; One Mnn. CHICAGO , Nov. 1. Thrtc arc known to have perished and three others are missing as a .result of the collapse of a six-story build ing AC lM-141-yfcesl Lake street th'ls even ing. Considerable danSagewas done to the adjoining property and during the excite ment It was reported as high as forty per sons were killed. Damage , $200,000. The dead : DOCTOR , JOSEPH B. , harn foreman for the New England Milling company ; caught in the front part of the building at the tlmo ot explosion and body recovered by firemen HANSON , FRANKLIN S. , proprietor New England Milling company ; 'body ' removed by firemen , badly burned. HILTON , HENRY , bookkeeper for Now England Milling company ; tody under the wreckage near where that of his employer was recovered. The Injured : Peyton , Patrick , blown Into the street by the concussion ; cut and bruised about face and arms. AV. B. Adams , saloon keeper ; head badly cut. Charles Honing ; run over by frightened horse ; badly bruised. A. J. Kelly , bruised by falling hrlcks. J. C. Taylor , bruised by falling bricks. The missing : Mullens Charles , peddler , purchasing feed In tbo sales room of mill and last seen struggling to reach an exit after the Leon ard building had collapsed nnd burned tn the ruins of tbo mill ; thought by some to have escaped , i Unidentified woman , said to have been | caught by the portion of the Leonard buildIng - Ing wall that fell into the street and burled beneath the debris. AVllllame , C. , address not known , employe of the Leonard Seed company ; not yet ac counted for. Tbo cause of the collapse ts unknown , some claiming that there was an explosion In the store of S. F. Leonard , dealer In seeds ; others saying that the walls fell without apparent cause. The generally accepted theory Is that there was an explosion of dust In the seed store , The crash came with less than a minute's warning and Mr , Leonard , who noticed the walls ot the building shift slightly , called to his employes to run for their lives and without a second's delay they all rushed for the street , the last of them getting through the doorway Just In time. After reaching the street the women em ployes of Leonard rushed Into tbo homo of Mrs. Agnes AVheelan , 135 Lake street. Mrs. Whoolan , however , noticed that the house was in danger and refused to allow the wo men to remain. Less than half a minute later the cast wall foil and the house , to- scther with the adjoining one , was burled beneath the ruins. Adjoining Mrs. Wheelon's house and next to the seed building stood n two-story frame structure occupied by ICelso Dros. , dealers In papor. 'A ' number of young girls and two men were at work at the tlmo and a panic followed In their efforts to cscapo. The two men smashed the windows and in that way rescued the girls , The following are the losses sustained ; Simeon F. Leonard , wholesale seeds , loss $100,000 , Insurance $80,000 ; C , T. Howal , owner of building , $50,000 , fully Insured ; Nicholas Deck , $8,000 ; New England mills , F , H. Hanson' ' proprietor , $75,000 ; Nelson Bros. , paper stock , $5,000 ; . C , Meyer , plcklca and vinegar , $10,000 ; Agnes Wheelon , owner of the building , $5,000 ; AV. T ) . Adams , saloon and boarding house , * 1,000. At 10 p. ra. the firemen working In the ruins found the body of a man under the debrla of the office of the New England mills , It was too badly burned to admit of IdentI ficatlon , but from the position In which It was found It Is supposed to be that of Mr , Hanson , proprietor of the mills , Studying ISuropeun Munlulpnlltlrn. NEW VOnK. Nov. 1. Dr. Kdword J. James , professor of public administration In the Unlverclty of Chicago , sailed today for Antwerp. Ho Is commissioned to make a CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nobrnskn Fair ; wnrmer ; variable winds. Temperature nt Omnhn yentcrdnri Hour. Den. Hour. Hen. K a. m. . . . . . flu 1 p. m , . . , . . : t.t ( t a , m. . . . . . : it : u p. m , . . , i. SIB 7 n. m : n a p. m : il S n. 111. . . . . . : i I -I p. nt : i I n. m. . . . . . : tr. n p. m , , . , , . nt : i" n , iii : w n p. m , . . , , . at : It a. tn UK 7 p. m i\i : 1in. . . . . . . . . . : tt S p. in. . . . . . .T- u p. m : i- careful InvcPtljrntlon Into municipal ad ministration In Europe , particularly In ( Icrmany , Franco and England. GEN"FUNSTON SUES IRELAND Kunnnn "Warrior Hrnontn Clinr e tlint He Ilcccritteil Cnthollc Church In the I'hlllitplnen. KANSAS C1TV , Nov. 1. A special to the Star from Albuquerque. N. M. , says : General Frederick Funstdn , who Is en route homo with the mustered out Twentieth Cnnsas regiment , has wired his Topeka at- orneys , Glccil , AVnro & Olccd. to bring pro ceedings against Archbishop Ireland ot St. aul for criminal libel 'because of statements attributed to the archbishop In a recent In- .ervlow. General Funeton nlso Instructed his awyore to begin civil nml criminal prosecu- : lens ngalnst the Monitor , a Catholic paper of Sim Francisco , which printed the Btory. In a recent Interview In Chicago Arch > lshop Ireland was quoted as saying that General Kmiblon had been charged with ooting Catholic churches in tha Philippines. The charges alleged to have boon referred to by the archbishop were made by the edl tor of the Monitor noon after the landing ot the Kansas troops In San Francisco. The Monitor stated , It is said , that General Fun- ston had taken two magnificent chalices trom a certain Catholic church In the Phil ippines and had sent them homo to his wife. Archbishop Ireland , In his Chicago Inter view , was quoted as calling upon General Funston tr > deny the truth of the article , and BUO the editor of the Monitor for libel or Lhe public would bo obliged against Its will to bcltevo him guilty of the criminal nets ol which ho 1ms been accused. General Funston Is highly Indignant at the accusation and says ho will prosecute the matter vigorously. Ho Intends , ho says , to put n stop forever to the malicious stories put in circulation regarding him. General Funstou says ho not only re frained from desecrating houses of worship In Manila , but that while colonel of the Kansas regiment Ireucd positive orders pro hibiting the looting or mutilation rf churcl 'buildings. He supplemented this verbal In structions to his company commanders to see that 'the. order was rigidly enforced. TOPEKA , Kan. , Nov. 1. C. S. Cleed , penlor member of the law firm of Glecd , Ware & Gleed , stated tonight that his firm 11 had received absolutely no Intimation from General Funston of any purpose to begin any legal proceedings against Archblehop Ireland. Mr. dleed stntoJ that he had merely received a personal telegram from Kunston requesting him to ascertain If Archbishop . Ireland had beta correctly quoted , General Funston at the same time expressing the opinion that the statements attributed to the archbishop would bo found to be. Incorrect. Mr. Gleed added his surmise that Gcceral Fnnston desired this Informa- tlc r to onanjo nlm to form a reply to the archbishop In the event that the alleged Interview should provo authentic. ST. PAUL , Minn. , Nov. 1. Archbishop Ire land appeared somewhat surprised this even ing whifl ho heard that General Funston ot Kansas was reported as about to sue him for libel on account of statements attributed to him In a Chicago Interview. Ho said ho had made no charges against General Funston i. but had in conversation expressed the opin ion that the statements of the San Fran cisco paper charging the general with hav ing taken a prle t's robe from a Philippine 1 church should bo denied by General Funston at once , lest a failure to deny lead to a -wrong Impression. The archbishop ad mitted the substantial accuracy of the Chicago cage Interview , but was not willing to admit that he had made any libelous statements. SOUTH DAKOTA'S RATE CASE Argument In Continued I" Hie Cele brated CnnHC imil Will He IlcMumcil Toilny. WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. ( Special Tele gram. ) Argument was continued today be- for the Uunted States supreme court in the South Dakota maximum rate case. George II. Peck , general counsel for the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul Hallway company , concluded the argument for the road. Mr. Peck called the atten tion ot the court to the fact that Judge Garland had found as a part of his decree that he was unable to ascertain what the actual local operating expenses were for the four years token and , therefore , he threw out operating expenses altogether. It was admitted by Mr. Null , in open court , that the operating expenses of the entire uystem were from CO to 64 per cent of the nystem'B earnings i that these operating cx- pcnscflwere accurately determined and that the operating expenses in South Dakota were relatively moro than upon the cntlro system. Mr. Pe-ck showed that while tbo operating expenses In South Dakota tvcro at least 85 per cent of ltn earnings in that state , also admitted In Mr. Null's brief , the company must prevail in the supreme court oven If the operating expenses In South Dakota were no greater than those of the system. Ho further showed that If Judge Carland had allowed even tbo operating expenses of the system the company would not have earned out of the South Dakota business sufficient money to pay moro than ono-half of the Interest on the local value of the prop erty as fixed by the South Dakota court , and that under the authority of the Reagan case , the fourteenth United States reports , the decree of the circuit court ot South Da kota must bo reversed , Mr , Peck demonstrated that according to the theory of Judge Carland the company's earnings in South Dakota might be reduced 99 per cent and still enow substantially the same percentage of green earnings on Itu local capital because by tbo very reduction In earnings It had reduced this local capita and that this theory means that the com pany was compensated for Its loss of earn Ings by Its Ics of capital. Ho said the local freight In South Dakota is chiefly composed of small lots of high class goods whiletlio Interstate freight Is largely com posed of low grade goods , such as coal , lum her and grain , which costs far less to handle. Mr. Peck occupied fifty minutes Tuesday In closing bis argument. The case , of course was taken "under advisement , " and tin opinion , which will be the final decision o the highest court , will bo rendered at an time which suits tbo court's convenience. It Is worth whllo to remember In tbl connection that the supreme court has al ready decided In the Nebraska maximum rate case that ttio legislature exceeded It powers when It endeavored to compel rail road companies to perform service wltLou adequate compensation. - POPOCRATIC APPEAL lusion Managers Exerting Themselves in Bihalf of Rich and Tetters. ASK SUPPORT FOR THE TWO NOMINEES Exhibit a Wild Dcsiro to Bare Something from the Coming Wreck , LOSING HOPE FOR HOLCOMB'S ' SUCCESS Oall for Nonpartitan Support for the Candi dates for Regent. SEND LETTERS BROADCAST OVER STATE One of Tli me MlNftlvrn ItcnrliCH Jurtco 13 , A. Tucker of ItniulioUlt , AVlui It evil en In Wordn that Hum. LINCOLN , Nov. 1. ( Spcclnl.-Untll ) very recently the fusion cnndldutcn for regents of the State university were unnoticed hy the managers of the popocratl1 ; campaign. All efforts wcro exerted In behalf of the head of the ticket , It being thought that ho could poll as largo n vote as any other fusion candidate. In all the Immcuso amount of calamity literature Kent out from the populist headquarters in this city there was scarcely any reference to Uduon Richer or J. L. Teeters , the popocratlo candidates , but during the past fo\v days there haa been a decided change In the manner of conducting the campaign and letters nnd circulars are now being scattered broadcast over the state , containing laudatory notlcei of the two candidates , but not referring to Holcomb. These letters are taken as an Indication that the popocratlc managers nro Icfilng hope for Holcomh's success nnd are de voting their energies now to the other two candidates. People nro asked to support the two candidates from a nonpartlsan standpoint nnd without considering their politics. They are sent to people of nil parties and are signed by a citizen of Lin coln for the populist state central com mittee. In response to cno of the letters Judge E. A. Tucker of Humboldt replied as follows : . , , - , Neb. . Oct. HO. Tour very Kind letter of the 27th. mlvlslng me thnt my very warm nnd personal frlt-nd. Edsim Klch. nnd your very warm friend , John L. Teeters , were nominated by the combina tion pop-demo-free silver democrntlc-uon- fu.slon parties for regunts ot the , State university , wns by mo duly received. I . have no moro wnrtn or personal friend | In the Btnto than Edson Ulch. but If my | own father wns runningon that comblnn- j ! tlon ticket , or nny relative or best friend I over had. 1 would feel It my very urgent duty to do everything In my power to defeat such a combination nnd the cnti- dl'intcs and stand up for Nebraska and for , tha ling and do all that I possibly could to defeat old Silas and Bryantam and the detainers of our state nnd nation If thcso two gentlemen , both ot whom I per sonally admire , will come out patriotically for our boys In the Philippines. Instead of for Aculnaldo that nrch traitor. , ln- grate and Insurrectionist If thcso two eminent K0ntlcin.cn will comn out nnd sup port the stars and stripes Instead of the yellow ' Hap of Spain and the dirty rnc ot the' usurper and self-appointed dictator ; then I could warrant them this cottntv by an overwhelming majority. Let the. n uentlemen null ott their coats for an hon est , upright Jurist like Reese , If they are lawyers. Iloplnir that you can Induce them to do so and that we can all get losethor and make thn election ot Judge Recso unnn- ' Imoii.s , or nearly so and redeem our fnlr state from the blight of populism , I re- main , yours most truly.E. E. A. TOCKEh. Congressman Robert W. Taylor of Ohio will close the Nebraska campaign trip Satur day evening at Friend. A subpoena was served hero tonight , com manding Secretary of State Porter to ap pear forthwith In the district court at Hast ings with the records of the last general election. Mr. Porter ts out of the city and Is not expected homo for several days. A case now nendlne In Hastings to establish tha Ight of first place on tbo election ballot. MEIKLEJOHN AT RAVENNA Annlntnut Secretary oC AVnr .Spenkn tea a Lur/ie nnd UnthuNlnntlc llc- jtuullcnti Audience. RAVENNA , Neb. , Nov. 1. ( Special Telo- ram. ) Assistant Secretary of War Melklc- elm addressed tonight In the opera house no of the largest audiences that ever gath- red In thlo place to hear a political speech , t was crowded to the doors. When the Dry- nltes found that the assistant secretary was nnounccd to speak hero Bryan changed his outing and came from Loup City overland and by a relay of teams succeeded In ronch- ng hero at 9 o'clock. Hls'meetlng wan held n a lumber yard , but his harangue failed to draw from the audience- , which was cnthn- loiitlc over tbo convincing and telling shots rom Molklejohn , Mclklojohn spoke tor more than two hours and made the strongest argument nnd the most eloquent appeal for republicanism and patriotism over heard In his place. Ho said when the treaty of peace was ratified and exchanged title to the Phll- pplnes was transferred to this government and Bryan resigned bis commission in tbo array nnd went to Washington to lobby for ts ratification , that Senator Allen voted for t and the populist representatives from Nc- iraska In the house voted for the J'20,000,000 appropriation , THURSTON AT LEXINGTON Senior Senator Deliver * a C'onvliiulnu : Speech to an Eiithu- nlattlc Audience , LEXINGTON , Neb. , Nov. 1 , ( Special Telegram , ) Smith opera house of this city was filled to Us utmost capacity tonight to iear Senator Thuraton. Dr. Turton presided. The stage- was filled with old soldiers , and as Mr. Thurston arose ho was greeted with contlnuouo applause , The speaker Bald that ho did not come nn a special train , nor was ho hero to vilify the opposition , Ho took up the condition ot prosperity that now confronts us and com pared It to tbo condition of thrco years ago. He referred to the only two great panics that had visited this country In fifty years , both under democratic administrations. Three years ago every city wa * thronged with men seeking employment. One-third of all railroad and other employed were Idle. Courts were filled with foreclosure units and tramps wore overrunning the entire country , Today the spindles were bumming , wheels wore rolling , machinery was clicking and there was employment for every man , wo man and child , . Ho then took up the money question and In eloquent terms proved that tbo policy of the republican party was the only eafe ono possible , referring to the markets of the world in substantiation thereof. Hta com- parlton of Mark Hanna with John R , Me- T.ran appealed to the reason of every Intel- ! !