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ftOBR STRATEGY KEEPS THEM
Itafeklng, Klmberly, Ladysmith
and Estcourt Surrounded and Cut
Off From Main Army.
London. (Special.) More than a lit
tie uncertainty rests on the nature and
character of the British operations for
the reason that General Buller shows
wo Intention of allowing any valuable
information to be flashed over the
Up to yesterday there was no Idea
here, for instance, that General French
who was thought to be in command of
the cavalry, was in reality in command
f the column entrusted with the work
of pushing back the Boers from the
ajortren part of Cape Colony. Nor was
It suspected that General Getacre,
Whose appef for hard work and long
marching ar , no sign of diminution,
was to be f t not at Queenstown or
even close 1 tormberg Junction, but
ao far wed iaauwpoort.
NevertheK It now seems clear that
Generals FrHch and Getacre have con
centrated on the Ie Aar-Naauwpoort
line, with the express purpose of driv
ing the Orange Free State burghers
at of Colesburg, and subsequently out
of the colony altogether.
From Natal comes the news that the
Boers are still advancing, but seem
tngly in small parties. They have not
as yet been reported any farther south
than Nottingham road.
The Moot river camp Is still able to
communicate with Pletermarltz.burg,
which shows that the place has not aa
yet been cut off. It was shelled by the
Boer guns, which here, as usual, were
emt of range of the British guns, there
being apparently no naval twelve-
Bonnders or 4.7-inch quick-firers to help.
But no damage whatever was done by
the bombardment. The Boer shells are
ad if their guns are- good.
FIRING AT ESTCOURT.
The Boers it is stated, have with
them a big howitzer.
The sound of heavy tiring in the. di
rection of Estcourt has been heard by
a scout from the Mool river camp
Probably General Hildyard's force has
been, bombarded by the enemy and an
attempt made to discover its strength
The Boer maneuvers at the Mooi river
appear to have had this object in view
The presence of a considerable num
ber of guns and heavy howitzers seems
to Indicate that the Boers are moving
oath in considerable force. Probably
this is a large detachment from Gen
era! Joubert's army before Ladysmith.
Aa the British are very short of cav
airy, information as to the enemy s
strength Is necessarily vague.
General Clery has been strengthened
by 800 outlander infantry, and will also
be reinforced by troops from the Ceph
aJonia, Pavonla and Goorkha, which
Bare reached Durban.
BULLER HASTENS NORTH.
General Sir Redvers Buller has gone
to Natal in the Mohawk. He Is expect
ed back again in Capetown very short
ly. His journey is considered in some
narters as showing that the situation
to Natal is serious. -
The Dally Mail, however, understands
that the chief objects of General Bui
tar's Journey to Natal Is to co-ordinate
with movements of small British forces
south of the Tugela river, so that not
asriy will the Boers be cleared out of
the district, but General Clery will be
neaced In a position to undertake the
. advance to the relief of Ladysmith with
General Getacre's various forces are
Beginning to display considerable ac
tivity. Reconnaissance has been car
tied on toward Artfndel. the second sta
tion on the railway porth of Naauw
poort, where there was a brush with
News comes from Mafeklng showing
that on November 15 the town was
safe. The Boers are making trenches,
but there was no chance of their cap
turing the place. Their big guns had
not been heard for two days and it
was supposed that they bad been with
drawn. More probably they had ex
pended their ammunition and were
waiting for more.
Prom the official report It Is gathered
that Orange Free State burghers are
doing their best to make the Basuto
chief, Joel, take up arms against bis
rival, Jonathan. Everyone agreed from
the beginning of the war that this kind
f ami stance or opposition from the
blacks must be excluded resolutely.
Fortunately, Lerothodi, the paramount
chief, is a strong man and Is still. It
M believed, under the Influence of Sir
Godfrey Lagden, who has made hercu
lean efforts to preserve the peace.
Kansas Regiment Scandal.
Baa Francisco, Cat. (Special.) The
atxaminer says: The accusation that
Colonel Wilder S. Metcalfe of the
Twentieth Kansas regiment deliberate
ly killed an unarmed Filipino prisoner
daring the Philippine campaign has
resulted in the disclosure that two sur
eadsrtd Filipinos were shot by Kansas
sen at Calooean; that a war depart-
sai ill Investigation was held and that
the men Involved, including Captains
Btahop of company M and Flanders of
company t, were exculpated from
General Frederick Funston, who has
has a a staunch defender of Colonel
Metcalfe, reiterates his charge that five
Acer of the Kansas regiment were
snsllty of cowardice during the lighting
Cress Manila to San Fernando.
Fran Topeka, Kan., comes an affi
davit from Private Donald Thorn of the
Twentieth Kansas In which he swears
hat he saw Cantata Bishop of com-
v: : fntey m are three shots into tne bodies
eg two prisoners, one of whom was
t. . ; wounded, who were lying helpless on
- the giwund In the rear of the Amerl
' Ji' v asm flrtng line. ;
(C' Wars: Par Independence. -
y. Mew Tork. (Special.) The Filipino
i Mis mi Him Kong is Decerning more
H - active as the meeting of congress draws
' SMarer. senator raroanas, in comp-
rf With all other senators and repre
.4 vtatives now in Washington, accord
. i. te a Tribune correspondent, has re-
m .m throurh the malls a pamphlet.
i ' 1 -sad by Felipe Buencarolno (PhHIp
. Mead), so-called secretary for
seica affairs of the Philippine repub-
a. setting forth the various reasons
' ais government snow "
( sd. The pamphlet has an appendix
. a tslnlnr the various dispatches, tel
mmA orders that passed between
; , i e United States representatives In the
f lasts at the time ox we war wim
i m Hat AaMmenta Sailor Bueneam
i r ,ss to raise the presumption that
! t f repabSc was to receive
. trow ty uwrteq
;Jf fNem mt Bradford. Oat., a
i as She Tessda, O.. OM
- " 1 1 ansHaely a lnz
H ftfZnt1A aadlttgnaat- Those at Angel Island
Starving Laborlngmen Issue an A
dreee to the Government.
Havana. (Special.) The Workmsa's
club at Puerto Principe has presented
to Colonel Moale an address reciting
many grievances. In the course of
their declaration the members say:
"Until now we have invariably sought
to maintain ourselves without resort
ing to official initiative, but such is our
penury and such is the absolute lack
of work of any kind that we are com
pelled to request the government which
now controls the destinies of the island
to furnish us the means of obtaining a
livelihood. At present it is almost im
possible to find employment except on
public works, which are carried out on
too small a scale to produce the desired
Yet even this means of subsistence
Is being dally cut down, adding to the
horrible number of the hungry. The
spectacle is now offered of strong, ro
bust men, able for any undertaking,
most of whom have sacrificed all to
make their fatherland free and inde
pendent. In absolute want. It is sad.
The petition closed with request to
the government to supply work for
The Patrla, of Trinidad, province of
Santa Clara, which gives a heartrend
ing story of the misery and ignorance
prevailing in that district, says:
The inhabitants live on grain. They
have no meat, milk, medicine, clothing
or bedding. The death rate is enor
mous. In one ward of 1,100 people only
fifty persons are able to read. It is
not strange that fanaticism and super
stition flourish in such a community.
There is great need of food, clothing,
salt and medicine."
The Luc ha says:
"According to papers in the posses
sion of Cuban soldiers, proving their
length of service at certain rates of
pay authorized by the committee of
the Cuban army, the total debt owed
to the soldiers by Cuba Is $55,000,000."
The Discussion says:
"The pope, in spite of his infallibil
ity, has made a mistake In appointing
to the, bishopric of Havana Mons. Sbar-
retti, a foreigner. The only way of sav
ing Catholicism In Cuba is by associat
ing it with the great characteristic of
the Cubans, which is patriotism. Re
ligious fanaticism does not exist in
Cuba. The religious practices of the
Cubans are conventionalities rather
than the results of conviction. Many
questions remain to be solved between
the church and state, and It would be
better to have a Cuban than a for
eigner to settle them."
The control of the Cuban cemetery
still remains with the church Instead
of being transferred to the municipal
ity. Senor Capote, secretary of govern
ment, intends to propose that the cem
etery fees, which have been in force for
years, should be lowersd. as they are
considered very high. Many persons,
although Catholic, inter the remains of
their friends in the Protestant ceme
tery, where the fees are much lower.
When the Spanish government recog
nized the right of the church to admin
ister ceremonies It reserved the right
of fixing the charges.
Senor Capote will also present to Gov
ernor General Brooke for approval a
decree constituting all municipal cem-
terles free for the burial of all relig
ions and he may propose the establish
ment of a municipal cemetery for Ha
vana, which Is now r-ithout one.
At a meeting of the Havana Center
of Veterans It was decided as a token
of sympathy with the friends of the
late vice President Hobart to postpone
for a week an entertainment that was
to be given in aid of the Veterans'
Roye, a former guerrilla, was -found
hanged at Quemados. The author or
uthors of the crime left no clue.
FUNSTON CALLS THEM AIL LIARS.
Declares Charges Ajralnst Kansas
Soldiers are Falsehoods.
Kansas City. Mo. (Special.) A Star
special from San Francisco says: Be
fore sailing for Manila today General
Frederick Funston took occasion to
make definite denial of the truth of re
cent stories regarding himself, Colonel
Wilder S. Metcalf and Major Bishop, In
which lieutenant Callahan, a former of
ficer of the Twentieth Kansas, and oth
er of that regiment, are credited with
charging these officers with many sins
of commission and omission. Including
the charges against Metcalf and Bishop
of shooting defenseless. Filipino prison
'But I am not through with this af
fair, yet," added the general. "I know
the charges against Metcalf and Bishop
are despicable and malicious lies, and
I Intend to prove them such.
Funston's denials make interesting
reading when in his statement he
touches on some of the Incidents In
the Philippine campaign In which he
hoped to make himself and staff fa
mous. '"At no time at the battle of Gui-
guinto," he says, "did I lay down ex
cept once, and that for ten seconds un
der an especially furious Are from the
enemy. Then I was careful to see that
every other officer and man was under
cover before I dropped.
Hardy, Drlsdale and Wllley did
swim the Marllao river and I never
claimed credit for It.
Callahan's statement as to the Rio
Grande affair is absurd. White and
Trembly did swim the river and hitch
ed the rope by which the raft was han
dled. I crossed with eight men nrst,
and In all forty-flve men were taken
over. We drove out 2,500 Insurgents,
using 200 rounds of ammunition to a
man during the half hour's fighting.
General MacArthur and General Whea
ton were eye-witnesses to that flght.
They were stadning at a freight house
500 yards away on the south bank of
the river. It was on the basis of that
affair that I wes made a brigadier gen
eral. "At Bajrbag river Lieutenant Ball,
myself sod four enlisted men, swam
the river under a fierce fire and we
took the tntrenchments. General Whea
ton saw that and every man who took
part was recommended for a medal of
"I defy anyone to prove that I have
ever used money or any other means to
Influence any newspaper man to adver
tise me. I have never had one In my
employ, either directly or Indirectly.
The newspsper correspondents In the
Philippines were men of honesty and
great personal courage and took as
many risks as any soldier on the firing
line. General MacArthur had great
trouble In trying to keep them back.
"I regret exceedingly that this con
troversy should hsve come up, but I do
not see how I can keep silent under
Ban Francisco, Three new cases of
smallpox, were discovered today among
the enlisted men of the Forty-eighth
(colored) regiment, now In quarters at
Angel Island. This makes eight easel
at that station. There are four at th
Presidio, one of the three suspects de
tained there when the regiment was
shipped away, having been taken down.
Two or these four are eonflaent or n
I ceasJdored ailkli
OUTLOOK IS SERIOUS.
MO IMMEDIATE RELIEF POSSIBLE
So Badly Scattered All Over Natal
Are the British Forces That
No Relief Is Near.
London. (Special.) Further advance
toward Klmberley should result in an
other battle in the course of a day or
two, since the enemy Is known to be
in considerable force a little to the
south of the town. But if they make
& stand here they will be taken in
front and rear in front by Methuen
and in the rear by the Klmberley gar
rison. The situation in Natal still continues
very grave. The Hoers are overrun
ning the country and have split up the
Trltish relief force into at least thrse
It is clear that the relief of Lady
smith must be postponed for some time.
The stories, that the Boers despair of
success and are going home cannot be
There has been a small skirmish at
Tugela drift, and General Hildyard has
been engaged with the Boers at Willow
Grange. More naval guns have been
mounted and sent to the front.
A victory is reported from Lady
smith, having occurred Sunday even
ing. The last, but perhaps most Im
portant, Item is the alleged withdrawal
of the Boer force, which was 6.000
strong, said to have been seA at Ho
wlck. If it Is true that no Boers are
now to be found south of the Mool
river, It is advantageous for the Brit
ish, as it obviously facilitates General
Clery's movements and makes the re
lief of the besieged plates in the north
west line more predictable.
Belmont (Special.) The entire west
ern division moved on the Oranpe river
Tuesday and bivouacked at Wittepus.
Two companies of mounted infantry
and a detachment of Lancers were sent
to hold Thomas' farm. Their pickets
prevented the Boers from advancing.
The Boers fired cannon and the British
artillery arrived on the scene and si
lenced the Boers' fire. At 2 o'clock In
the momlg the guard's brigade moved
steadily, followed to a hill a few mlls
east of Belmont station. The Scots and
Grenadiers advanced to wlihln fifty
yards of the base, when the Boers
poured In a scathing fire, staggering
the truards momentarily, nut quit-Kiy
recovering, they returned a deadly hail
into the Boers. The duel was contin
ued for half an hour.
When the artillery commenced the
Boers evacuated their front position
and the Scots Guards rushed the hill
with the bayonet and amid lusty
The Ninth brigade then moved for
ward In extended order, and the Boers
started a terrible cross fire from the
surrounding hills. The Cold btreams,
supported by the Scots, Grenadiers,
Northumberlands and Northamptons,
stormed the second position In the face
of a constant and effective Boer fire,
The Ninth brigade then advanced the
artillery. In the meantime maintaining
excellent practice. The Brltisn inrantry
never wavered and when a tremen
dous cheer notified them of the charge,
the Boers fled and succeeded in gain
inir a. ranee of hills in the rear, in
snlte of the Lancers' flanking move
ment. The Infantry again gallantly
faced the fire and the naval brigade
came into action for the first time at
a range of 1,800 yards. The inrantry
was well supported by the artillery,
and the Boers, unable to withstand the
death-dealing volleys, retired and were
again forced to abandon some minor
positions. The British cavalry charged
the Boers and pursued therr for five
Possession was taken " of the Boer
isamr and the stores were destroyed.
The Boers holstecf a. white flag, over
their second position, whereupon ueu
tenant Wllloughby of the Cold Stream
Guards stood up and was Immediately
shot down. The Boers twice repeated
the same tactics.
NO ADVANTAGE GAINED.
London. (Special.) Thus far the spe
cial dispatches describing the battle
of Belmont bear a stereotyped char
acter, proving that the hands of the
censor have been at work upon them.
They are too Incoherent to enable the
reader to form an accurate Idea -of the
event or to place a proper estimaate
upon the value of the victory.
All the accounts agree respecting the
splendid fighting qualities exhibited on
both sides. Nothing could have headed
the steady courage and pluck of the
British infantry In the face of terrfic
fire, while the Boer guns were splen
didly served, the gunners standing to
them with dogged determination, ex
posing themselves until the very last
moment, and only becoming wild and
Inaccurate In their aim during the final
deadly charge of the British infantry.
Ail admit, however, that the victory
could not be properly followed up and
utilized, owing to the want of suffi
One statement says: The remnant of
the Boer army sought to escape toward
the Orange Free State territory. As all
the evidence tends to show that the
enemy's retirement was orderly, he will
doubtless be heard of elsewhere.
The correspondent oi the Times, at
Belmont, says: "After the battle the
laagers were burned and the ammuni
tion destroyed. Cavalry and mounted
Infantry on both flanks pursued ' the
enemy, but wer unable to overtake
the retreating Boers, who gof away
with their transport. The Boer rout
was complete, and thplr losses are be
lieved to equal ours. They used some
dum-dum bullets. Everything .was in
their favor. It is rumored that there
have been some threats to assassinate
recalcitrant burghers, who are tired of
war and deserting." t
On the whole It seems almost safe to
assume that the Boer guns were not
captured. The striking proof shown of
the excellent material General Methuen
had In his brigades Is, however, a mat
ter of great satisfaction In' London.
There Is an unconfirmed rumor that
the correspondence seized In the Boer
camp contains evidence of treasonable
communications between the Boers and
the Dutch colonists. '
CONFIDENT OF VICTORT.
Capetown. (Special.) Unconfirmed
reports continue to arrive here to the
effect that Oeneral White recently
r.nrht the Boers In a trap at Lady
smith, Inducing detachmenls of the be-l
leagurlng force to venture into me
open country, when sortie parties from
the British camp captured them..
It Is difficult, however, to believe that
news of such Importance would not
have been officially announced, and :t
la held that the affair described will
probably turn oat to be the sortie re
ported from the Boer headquarters on
November It . , , .
Three squadrons of African Light
Hone have gone northward.
Commandant Albrecht and Lieuten
ant Eloff have started with M) fol
lowers to capture Balawajro.
UZZ3 IVH IATTLEO.
The Kentucky Shows Herself to Be
In the Seventeen-Knot Clasa.
Boston. Mass. (Special.) Against the
tide, wind and a heavy head sea for at
least half her trip, the new battleship
Kentucky made a record of lt.117 knots
on her official trial over the govern
ment course from Cape Ann to Boone
Island, and by her work showed she Is
a little faster than her sister ship, the
Kearsarge, which was recently sent
over the same course.
She can Justly be rated as a seven-teen-knot
vessel, although her con
tract calls for only sixteen knots. Her
builders expect that when the figures
of the day's trial are adjusted It will
be found that she easily made seven
teen knots on her run. The trial was in
charge of the United States naval
board of Inspection and survey, of
which Rear Admiral Frederick E. Rog
ers Is prenidftit. and members of which
Include Captain Kvans and Chief Kn
gineer Charles Roelker, Commander
Seaton Schroeder and Lieutenant Com
mander A. V. Zane..
The testing of the battleship was ac
complished without mishap of any sort
and at Its conclusion Vas declared to
be satisfactory by members of the na
val board. Mr. C. B. Orcutt of the
Newport News company and by Cap
tain C. M. Chester, who is to command
IN A HEAVY SEA.
A fog bank hung over the sea eaily in
the day and when the sun was up the
mass began to break up and by the
time the battleship was ready to start
it was floating away in snowy frag
ments. The wind was strong from the
northeast, and It threw vp a heavy sea.
Into which the vessel repeatedly plung
ed her bow, dipping up quantities of
water, which rolled on the forward un
til it found outlet In the scuppers.
The sea wind. President Orcutt said,
had some effect on the speed outward,
and on the way back, striking her
heavily at the stern, had a tendency
to throw her off the direct course, but
due weight was given all thesT con
siderations before the start was made.
The battleship tok an hour and a half
to run down to the starting point- of
her course. During this time she had
been Increasing her speed steadily. She
was not ready to cross the line when
she reached the United States tugboat
PiBoatauqua, which was the first mark
boat. Conepquently she made a wide
sweep seaward, to give time for the
stfam to reach the di-slred point, and
the revolutions' of the propellers te
Increase" their force.
By this proceeding more than an
hour was taken up and it was 10:27:37Vi
wh-n the Kentucky crossed the line,
at first leaping over the waves which
raised themselves over her, then diving
into them at top speed. The course was
sixty-six miles and it was divided Into
five sections, the vessel covering the
thirty-three knots outward.turning and
making the same distance back.
The stakeboats which marked the di
visions were: Start, United States
tug Plscatauqua; No. 2, United States
battleship Texas; No. 3, lighthouse ten
der Mayflower; No. 4. lighthouse ten
der Lilac; No. 5, United States tug
Potomac; No. 6, United States tug Ley
den. DETAILS OF THE RUN.
The Kentucky covered the first leg
In 23:40, showing a speed of 151
knots. On the second leg she made the
slowest time during the trial, covering
the distance In 23:23, or at a speed of
16.551 knots. On the next three legs
she Increased steadily until she reached
17.018 knots In the fifth leg,-which she
rrnde In 2Z:3. She took 20:17 for
tfe run at the end of . the outward
run. On the return she averaged 16.9S2
knots, exceeding 17 knots on the first
and last legs.
The final division of the course was
covered In the fastest time during the
day, 22:57. or 17.24 knots. After pass
ing the Plscatauqua on her way in the
Kentucky was thrown around In a cir
cle. She completed the turn in about
three times her length and her list in
performing the maneuver was about
three degrees. When she had complet
ed the circle she laid her course for
Boston. She dropped anchor in Presi
dent roads Just after 5 o'clock.
Following is a summary or tne trial:
Average, 23:153, 16.&32; total average,
23:238, 16.877. Start, 10:27:35; finish, first
leg, 12:24:31; time of turn, 20:15; return
start. 12:44:56; finish, 2:41:13; elasped
time outward, 1:57:015; elapsed time of
return, 1:56:15; average revelutlons per
minute of engines, 112.65: steam pres
sure, 163 to 172 pounds; horse power de
veloped, approximately 11,500.
The Kentucky will immediately re
turn to Newport News, where the fin
ishing touches will be given her.
IN PROSPEROUS NEW YORK.
Big Cloak Manufactory In Financial
New York. (Special.) Friedman
Bros,, one of the most Important cloak
manufacturing Arms of New Tork, are
In financial difficulties and have placed
their affairs before their creditors with
a view to obtaining a settlement and
contnulng the business. The total lia
bilities of the firm, secured and unse
cured, are $849,166, of which 1423,5X8 is
secured by mortgages on real estate;
there are 16.000 due for taxes and some
Interest, which leaves the business lia
bilities at about $418,000. Joseph H.
Kohler, representing the firm, said the
total assets at bottom figures are $103,
308, of which the principal Items are:
B.eal estate, $550,000; aocounts, $95,308;
merchandise, v.uuv; maoninery ana
plant, $1,500; cash In bank. $1,097; equi
ties of the partners on their private
They own their store building, 5s
and 567 Broadway, which they, have
heretofore valued at $550,000, mortgaged
for $400,000, and some real estate at
Lone Branch. Mr. Kohler said that the
firm had paid off since October 1 $200,
000 of merchandise Indebtedness. For
years they had done a large business,
aggregating $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 year
ly. The creditors' committee will make
n Investigation at once and report to
the creditors in a few day.
The Kaiser's Visit
Berlin. (Special.) The German
which Is printing long leaders on the
projection of the workmen's protection
bill, Is extremely reserved In comments
on the kaiser's visits to Englsnd. They
confine themselves for the most part to
a reproduction of the official dispatches.
Only a few Journals are beginning -te
see the real political importance or this
visit. The Tageblatt admits the full
Importance of the Interview between
the kaiser and Chamberlain.
A Brussels telegram says the Inde
pendent Beige asserts that It has trust
worthy authority for stating that the
kaisers Interview . with Chamberlain
turned on the absolute necessity of
terminating the Transvaal war. The
kaiser offered mediation to achieve this
object and Chamberlain Informed the
kaiser of the conditions of peace which
Great Britain would propose at the ead
of the war.
WAR HOT YET OVER
AGUINALDO ELUDES PURSUERS
AND IS STILL AT LARGE.
Americana Suffer Severe Casual
ties In Forced Marches In Search
of Filipino Leader.
Manila. (Special.) Severe fighting In
the north of Hollo began Tuesday, .No
verober 21. Four Americans were kill
ed and twenty-five wounded. Including
three officers. The insuregnts are re
treating to Banta Barbara, but the
Colonel Carpenter, November IS, ad
vanced to Santa Barbara straight north
from Jaro, taking trench after trench,
the enemy fighting and retreating.
General Hughes' column has steadily
been advancing north to gain a posi
tion west of Sunt a Barbara. It encoun
tered the enemy In small detachments,
Six to ten Americans were wounded in
Colonel Carpenter started during the
night of November 20 and opened with
battery G of the Sixth artillery at
daybreak November 21 on the trenches
The enemy volleyed as the artillery
took up a position, wounding four.
FIGHT WITH BOLOMEN.
Two companies of the Twenty-sixth
regiment, garrisoning Jaro, moved thro
Capac, attacking the enemy on the
right flank. Just north of Jaro, at day
break, November 21, driving them to
ward Colonel Carpenter.
The country between Jiiro and Santa
Barbara Is thickly entrenched, espe
clally near Pavla. The Sixth artillery
fired on the trenches and the Jiigh
teenth regiment charged, the enemy re
treating to the next trench. The Eigh
teenth again charged, encountering and
attacking a force of bolomen, who were
hidden In the long grass, and who se
verely wounded several Americans.
During the afternoon of November 21
the fighting was severe Immediately
south of Pavla, three miles north of
The Twenty-sixth companies returned
to Jaro after the flank movement, hav
ing captured three six-pound smooth
bore cannon and a quantity of arms
The enemy's Iobs was not obtainable,
but seven men were found dead In one
The Insurgents are falling back on
Santa Barbara, which, it is expected,
General Hughes has attacked befort
A Spanish corporal captured by the
Filipinos has arrived here from Tarlac.
Hesays he saw Agulnaldo, accompanied
by a prominent leader and fifteen men,
arrive at Bamambang during the night
of November 13, hatless, his clothes
torn and spattered with mud and his
Agulnaldo, It appears, rested a short
time, seemed anxious, consulted with
his companions and the villagers as to
the nature of the roads, secured fresh
horses and proceeded Immediately to
ward Mangalaren, In Pagaslnan prov
ince, west of Bamambang.
CERTAIN IT WAS AGUINALDO.
The corporal tells a straight story,
riving minute details. He is convinced
he Is not mistaken, having seen Aguln
aldo several times during the recent
Agulnaldo, It appears, would have
time to leave Bamambang November
13 and pass through General Wheaton's
lines, November 17.
M 'ARTHUR'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY.
Manilla (Special.) General MacAr
thur has returned to Tarlac and has es
tablished his headquarters at Aguin
lldo's former residence.
During the entire movement from Ge
rona to Dagupan not a shot was fired.
The Inhabitants of San Carlos met the
Americans with a band formerly at
tached to the insurgent army and the
ilcalde (mayor) wllh General MacAr
thur and Colonel Bell In a carriage
headed a procession through the town.
Oeneral MacArthur received an ova
lion. He announced that they Intended to
garrison all the towns on the railroad.
Hundreds of men are In the field har
vesting rice along the railroad.
The foreigners In the territory assert
that Agulnaldo was not expecting the
American advance for a month, when
the rains would have finished. He had
permitted a large part of his army to
scatter to their homes and do harvest
ing. -The soldiers had hidden their ri
fles about their homes. If this is true
many rifles are likely to be brought In
to secure the $30 offered for each wea
The fording of Pampanga river above
Tarlac by the Thirty-sixth regiment
and a battalion of the Seventeenth reg
iment was a noteworthy feat. The river
is broad and swift. Part of the com
mand was ferried on rafts and the re
mainder swam over, holding on to a
life line strung across.
General Wheaton, when General Mac
Arthur communicated with him, was
holding San Fabian and two or three
Captain Leonhauser's capture of the
town of O'Donnel was a remarkable
stroke. His command consisted of
three companies of the Twenty-fifth
regiment. Captain Albright and Lieu
tenants Bates and Morton commanding.
He started at ( o'clock at night and
marched fifteen miles In the mud. The
only regular approach was along a
road and over a river whose bridge
was srorrgly fortified. The entrance of
the town was entrenched. The soldiers
left the road and followed a cattle trail
to the rear of the town. At daybreak
the command separated, ona, company
advancing on the bark of the town and
the others flanking It.
The Insurgent force was asleep, ex
cept those at the outposts, who were
captured without shooting. One pla
toon ran down the main street to a
trench and the other detachments made
a quick search of the houses. An offi
cer describing the scene, said:
"The negro soldiers were pouring out
of every house, dragging sleepy,
frightened Filipino warriors by the col
lar and kicking them Into the street.
It was a race to see which company
could corral the most Filipinos. The
women and children, believing the sto.
rlcs told that the negro soldiers were
cannibals, shrinked frightfully. After
all the rifles had been secured the Fili
pinos were surprised' by being told to
go to their homes and attend to work.
Manila. (Special.) The Insurgents
from the north are concentrating at
Montalban and Ban Mateo, where It Is
expected they will make resistance.
The Spaniards never occupied these
places, and the Insurgents believe them
10 be Impregnable.
A reconnaissance to the northwest of
Han Mateo on Tuesday developed the
fact that the rebels are moving stores
and men to Montalban. The number of
Insurgents Is unknown.
A reconnaissance showed that sM
rebels are entrenched at San Mateo and
others In the valley between there and
Martqaina. where the rebel outposts
are stationed. '
KKML KS1 KTP.
The British transport Montesuma hae
arrived at Capetown.
The Marquis of Salisbury Is suffering
from an attack of Influenza and Is un
able to attend to public business.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has
Just decided on Richmond, Va., Octo
ber 10 to 14, 1IK)0, for the next conven
tion. The National Bottle Manufacturers ,
association has decided to advance the
price of their product 10 per cent Jan
uary 1. ,4
The British transport Manchester
City has sailed from New Orleans, for
Capetown. She carrlt?,000 mules for.
John H. Havlln of New York has se
cured a half interest In the Grand
opera house, owned by the Middleton
Theater company, St. Louis.
Fire at West and Morey streets. New
York, did damage amounting to $75,000.
A number of young women In the
building barely escaped death.
The National Hereford show will be
held in St. Paul, Minn., next Septem- '
ber 3 to 8, In conjunction with the state
The University of Tennessee eleven"
won from Washington and Lee uni
versity In a football game at Knoxville
by a score of 11 to 0.
The executive committee of the Wo
men and Young Women's Christian as
sociation has decided to hold (he next
biennial conference at Cleveland, W., in
The first annual exhibition of the ,
Philadelphia Dog Show association
opened Wednesday, with entries from -every
seatlon of the United States and
The coal shortage at Duluth Is so
stringent that It is likely that the novel
sight will be witnessed this winter of
coal hauled to that port early by the
all rail-route. .
The question of a reunion of the Wo- '
men's Christian Temperance union Is .
held in abeyance pending the arrival of
Heidelberg university defeated Bald
win university football team at Tiffin,
O., by a score of 21 to 0.
The United States army steamer
Pathflned has sailed for Honolulu. She
will make a survey of several harbors
In the Hawaiian Inlands.
Purdue, after a hard contest, defeat
ed the University of Illinois by a score
of 5 to 0. The game was won by a
place kick from the twenty-flve-yard
It Is asserted that the Dululh & Iron
"Mountain road will be extended north
from Tower, Minn., to' some point on
the lake, probably Koochiching, to con
nect with the Ontario & Rainy River
road, now buldllng.
More than UK machinists and helpers
employed In the locomotive works of
the New York Central road at Depew,
N. Y., quit. Last Saturday a number
of union men were discharged, and It
was the refusal of the company to take
bark these men that caused the strike.
The Guatemalan government has Im
posed an export tax on bananas, clean
ed coffee, rubber, hides and deer and
sheep sins, according to a rport to
the state department from Vice Con
sul Dr. James at Guatemala City.
The final preparations for the depart.
ure of the submarine boat Holland for
Washington have been completed. The
vessel will leave her present moorings
and go to Elizabethport, where the pon
toons which are to take her through
the canal are to be fitted.
Senator Deboe of Kentucky had a
conference with President McKlnley re
garding the situation in Kentucky. The .
Interview was of a nature which Sen
ator Deboe did not care to divulge. Ha
admitted that he had come to Wash-
ngton purposely to see the president.
Commissioner Wilson of the Internal
revenue bureau, has made a derision
n which he says that ankles depos
ited In cold storage warehouse for thlr-
y days or more must be regarded as
prima facie liable to warehouse receipt
ax as goods held In storage and not
primarily for preservation.
a letter from Mrs. L, M. N. Stevens of
The non-partisan Women s Christian
Temperance union has appointed a
committee to revise the national con
stitution and has decided to have an
exhibit at, the Paris exposition. .
Major William J. Voikmnr. assistant
adjutant general, has applied for re
tirement, thereby creating one of the
most desirable vacancies that has oc- ,
curred In the staff of the army for a
long time. ' "
The famous Warwick farm of CIS
cres In Warwick township, Chester
county, Pa., has been sold for $12,000.
On this property many of the cannon
used by the patriot army In the revo
lution were cast.
Governor Roosevelt Issued a procla
mation on the death of Vice President.
Hobart, ordering that flags on alt state
ulldlngs be kept at half mast, as a
mark of respect, until after the funeral
The president has appointed the fol
lowing assistant surgeons In the Unit
ed States marine hospital service: Rob
ert L Wilson, Clarence W. Wille, EI-
mer R. Edson, John W. Amesse. '
A deal has Just been closed by which
the Edward Hlnes Lumber company of
Chicago gets all the property of the
McCord Lumber company of Superior.
The deal will represent about $500,000.
Menotll and Rocclotti Garibaldi, the
sons of the famous Italian patriot,
have written to the newspapers pro
testing against the demonstration sum
moned by the young Garibaldlans In
favor of the Boers.
George W. Cook, Theodore Duffy and
Owen Dunn of Montana have been ap
pointed by the Interior department as
appraisers of part of the Fort Magln
nls abandoned military reservation In
The executive committee of the Bu
reau of American Republics held Its an
nual meeting, Secretary Hay presiding,
and approved certain projects for the
extension of the usefulness of the bu
reau submitted by Director Rwkhlll.
The South Carolina Society for Pa
triotic Award has received a magnifi
cent gold medal, given by the women of
the state, which will be presented to '
Lieutenant Victor Blue at an early
date, In recognition of his services at
At Mount Vernon, O., In a fit of Jeal
ousy, Charles Goldsburough shot and
killed his wife and a few minutes later
shot and killed himself.
Washington V. C (Special.) The
Spanish minister, the Duke-. d'Arcos.
called at the state department to learn
the, prospects for the release of ' the ,
Spanish prisoners held In the Philip
pines. Thus far nothing has been heard
as to the measure of success attending . .
the dispatch of a message from Presl-
dent McKlnley to Agulnaldo concern
Ing the Spanish captured, but It Is as
sumed that the recent forward move
ment of the American troops snd the
routing of the Filipinos that difficulty
has been experienced by General Mac.
Arthur In delivering the assages. The
American forces have freed scattered "
bands, about sltty to eighty In all, and
besides these too sick prisoners are,
about to be released and put aboard an
American ship now on the way north
to receive them. There now remala
bout MM or l.oeo Spanish prisoners in
Um hands of the insurgents. , '
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