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The export of nitrate from Chill this
/ear will exceed 30,000,000 quintals.
The New Orleans board of health re
ports no new cases 01 ye.low fever and
no deaths.
The First Montana volunteer regi
ment wns mustered out of the service
on the 18th amid great enthusiasm.
A New York petition in bankruptcy
has been filed by Ida L. ano May K.
Jenkins. Liabilities, $312,519; no as>
Yuuno. Fumlo, Japanese minister to
China, has been recalled. He will bo
succeeded by Mr. Nlsbti, former Japan
ese minister to Russia.
Owing to the discovery of another
suspicious case of yellow fever at Mi
ami, Fla., State Health Officer l’orter
has placed that town under quaran
Dr. Charles Tanner, national mem
ber of parliament of Cork, was abusing
the queen and the *>ritish soldiers
whereupon a soldier knocked htin
Emperor William has issued a de
cree directing that all regimental com
manders shall strongly revive the cab
inet order of six years ago forbidding
gambling in the army.
At Springfield, 111., a conference ot
the Mining Engineers’ union and coal
operators of the state will be held
to consider the demands of engi
neers for an eight-hour working day.
Dr. Klapper editor of the Dculseh
Aggrar Correspondenz, Berlin, has
been sentenced to Imprisonment foi*
six months on a charge of lese ma
Jestee for criticising emperor William.
The 18th was the last day for the
British reserves to Join the colors, and
the latest reports from the principal
centers show that practically all ot
the reserves have presented- them
The Illinois supreme court In Hie
case of the Wilmington & Vermillion
Coal company against the people, has
upheld the validity of the mine Inspec
tion law passed at the last general
general assembly.
Governor Stephens has appointed
Charles 8. Nelson, formerly of Kansas
City, but now a citizen of Mugqulz, state
of Coahulia, republic of Mexico, com
missioner of deeds for the state of
Missouri in that country.
An agreement has been reached be
tween the counsel on boih sides lor the
postponement of the hearing In the
controversy between the slate of Lou
isiana and Texas over the yellow fever
quarantine until Oci. 24.
A petition In bankruptcy has been
filed by Alfred K. Sax, a New \ork
salesman, with liabilities of *487.510
on notes made jointly by the petitioner
with Max anu Julius Sax and Adolph
Hlatz, In Nashville, Tenn., In 1891.
No assets.
Count llohenan, commander of the
Garden dw Corps, Germany, will go to
Spain on November 2 to present to
King Alfonso the decoration of the
Order of the Black Kagle, which has
been conferred upon him by the Ger
man emperor.
The Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf
announced that, effective October 2<J, It
will cut the rate on packing bouse
products to Galveston, Beaumont and
Houston, Tex., 13 cents per hundred
pounds. The present rate is 56 cents.
A steamer from Spain arrived at
Havana with four ex-guerillas on
board. The boatmen and lightermen
who put off to the ship threatened to
lynch the men who, however, were
conducted ashore under a police es
A rear end collision occurred on the
Union Pacific at Granite canyon, twen
ty miles west of Cneyenne, in which
two men were killed and three others
injured. The dead are: Thomas J.
Parker, Halt Lake City; Harry G. Pur
ple, Norwood, Kas.
The long peding question regarding
the payment of the 2,700 tons of coal
purchased at St. Thomas for the United
States government during the war by
United Slates Consul Van Horne, has
been settled, the United States govern
ment paying approximately *33.000.
At the national conference of Uni
tarian and other liberal churches in
Chicago, United Stales Senator Hoar
of Massachusetts, president of the con
ference, delivered his annual address
nml took occasion to reiterate his
views on the question of expansion.
The last Mg shipment of gold from
the Klondike by wav of the Upper Yu
kon and Lynn caul came on the imp
on the steamer Bingo There wu?
over H.iMtti.imo worth of u< tun I ums
ure. The vessels now at Michaels or
rn route will bring. It ts estimated,
about |! imiii, principally Cape
North dust.
Among ih»* souvenir* 1>« ing preparer/
for the Twentieth Kansu,* volunteer*
upon their arrival home Is u letter
from the Kiinm* 0 A It department
containing gr»-« ting fiom the (obiter*
of the civil war to lb©*.* o( the gpan
l*h-American war. Department Com*
maniler Coulter ha had fain mi Jo»
eph Walters prepare It. and the captain
ha* “*praad him-clf," i he ti A. It
department al*o propose* to have
enough medal* made out of a captured
rannon to supply tmh volunteer with
one. but the cannon has nut yet ar
rived and it will Im* «everal week* tie
fore the medal* .an be made.
The it. Paul, Mmu. Iron moidera
have struck, ami the striker* claim
there la tut aiolder working in th<
The steamer tiaelle. from the orient
brought l.tge bale* of ftth. valued at
I. two dtp and 1137.tarn m apm ie to Aati
Vauuo Knmio, Japan--a amour to
China, ha* >•*•*■ n ioiIH lie will be
succeeded by Mr Nteatl former Japan
e*e ml Ulster to Koaeta
The Ka«hange Telegraph **-mpany at
l.ondon publiah** a di*p*tch from
Parts aaylag that Kuril Arton of Paa*
awa venal notoriety be* l-*»u pant
The Stronghold of English Forces in
South Africa Assailed.
Urn. Kork nt Kruger'* Army Die* of
Wound* — Doer* Turn on Fur»urr»—
FlrliiK in Progre** at l.ant Account*.
Willi Indication* Tliat There lla* Keen
a Heavy FngiiKcuient.
GLENCOE CAMP, Natal, Oct. 23.—
Heavy firing is now in progress to the
northwest of this ramo.
CAPETOWN, Oct. 23.—Tt Is reported
here from Glencoe that the Boer forces
under Commandant General Joubort
has stacked or is about to attack the
British entrenched position at Glen
LONDON, Oct. 23.—The war office
this afternoon publishes the following
dispatch to the secretary of state for
war, the Marquis of Lansdowne, from
the general commanding in Natal, Gen
eral Sir George Stewart White, regard
ing the engagement yesterday at
Elandslaagte, between Glencoe and
Ladysmith, when the British under
General French routed the Transvaal
forces under James H. M
Kock, second In command in the Trans
vaal army, who was himself wound
ed and captured, and has since died.
"White, commander In Natal, to tho
secretary of state for war. Filed Lady
smith, October 22. 10:30 a. m.: In the
action at Elandslaagte yesterday the
troops engaged were the following
Cavalry, Fifth Lancers, a squadron of
the Fifth Dragoon Guards, the Impe
rial Light Horse and two squadrons of
Natal Carbineers; artillery, Twenty
first field artillery. Forty-second Hel l
battery and the Natal field br.tterv;
infantry, the Devonshire riglme-nt, half
a battalion of the Gordon Htzhlandeia
and the Manchester regiment. Ths
whole force was under General French,
with Colonel Ian Hamilton command
ing the infantry.
"I was present in person from Jiao
p. m. to 6:30 p. m., but did not assume
direction of the fight, which was lest
in the hands of General French. Al
though desultory fighting took Dlae?
earlier in the day, while reinforce
ments, sent out later, on ascertaining
the enemy’s strength, were arrived
from Ladyamlth. the real action did
not begin until 3:30 p. m. At that hour
the Boers held a position of very ex
ceptional strength, consisting of a rock
hill shout a mile and a half southeast .
of Klandslfuigte station.
"At 3:30 p. m. our guns took a posi
tion on a ridge 4,100 yards from the
Boers, whose guns at once opened fire, j
This fire was generally well directed,
hut somewhat high. This time, con
trary to previous experiences, their
shells hurst well.
“The Imperial light horse moved to
ward the left of the enemy's position
and two squadrons of the Fifth lancers
toward his right. During the artillery
duel mounted Boers pushed out from
their left and engaged the imuerial i
light horse, in a few minutes the en- 1
enty's guns ceased firing and our ar- ‘
tillery was turned on the mounted
Boers, who opposed the imperial light
horse. The latter at once fell back.
After the artillery preparations our in
fantry advanced to the attack, sup
ported our guns in the second oost
tion. The Devonshires held the en
emy in front while the Manchester reg- j
intent and the Gordon Highlander*
turned his left flank.
"The Boer guns, although often tem
porarily silenced, invariably opened
fire again on the slightest opportunity
and were served with great courage. .
After severe fighting our infantry car
ried the position. At 0:3o p. m. this
was accomplished, the enemy standing
his ground to the last with courage
and tenacity. The Fifth lancers and
a squadron of the Fifth dragoons
charged three times through the re
treating Boers in the dark, doing con
siderable execution. We captured the
Boer camp with tents, wagons horses
and also two guns. The Boer losses
were very considerable, including a
number of wounded and unwounded
prisoners. Among the former are Gen
eral Jan Kock and f*iet Joubert,
nephew of Commandant General Jou
hert. One goods trains, with supplies
for Glencoe ramp, and nine Kuglish
prisoners were recovered.
"Our loss. I regret to say, was heavy.
It Is roughly computed at 150 killed
and wounded.
"The collection of the wounded over
a large area in the dark and the ar
rangements for sending them in have
thus far occupied our time and atten
tion. A full list will go to you later.
"Our wounded ami those of the en
emy are now arriving by trains. Be
sides Boers we have many Hollanders,
Germans and prisoners of mixed na
j tnuialltles. | he behavior of our troops
•cud of the colonial force s was admir
Mh. Ivrt'h lit n
MINSK AI til, IS o,i ga V «|m. U|
l«» I he Times from lireat Kails. Mom
sum Nine men perished in the mini
Idlllard Kite IsmIIm have Iren ir.
entered ami n i. prohalde this la not
half the list. I he lad |HH|y fun ml
was that of II llernld, a »heep herder
The sheep had eaten tiff hts heard,
ehdhltig «nd pari ul hi* htwHa Set
eral hands nf sheep wilhoul herders
hate hern wandering In that country
and pulnl lu unknown deaths
Mysletf at !»•• M-owr*
l»KS Ml II N KS la . Ik I |J The body
of a yuung ladt ana found iu il». In*
M*un« s river this evening and td» no
lle! a* that uf Mattel mk«n*ld nf
Maibihuig la She w»* || teats ul<l
and tame here a I* w data **<■ in ti .i
Mte h* 111 < I V\ 1.
was bios«->I iislat Pul so ■sum *■<
tail. The «tunnel and ph* -nuns d*
• tar* ike was ant drowned. a* ihna
Is a»> di« olnraliim or swelltn* There
were no marks uf titdime however,
and no poi*t-n rould h* deletted The
laMer la 1 tom plets uo <On
Tmn*port Hearing Iowa Troop* Reach#*
Port on Nrliedali Thur.
Fifty-first regiment of Iowa volun
teers, numbering 764 men and forty
six officers, under command of Colonel
J. C. Lnper, arrived here from Manila
on the transport Senator.
There was no sickness aboard. The
only death reported is that of Edward
Klssick, company F, of Oskaloosa, la.,
who died at Nagasaki of dysentary.
The only incident of the voyage was
an accident that happened to Edwin
i Statler, company M, and Homer A.
Read, company A, three days out from
Nagasaki. They w'ere injured by the
breaking of an after sail which fell
on them. Statler’s leg was broken
and Read sustained a fracture of the
skull. Both men are doing well.
Adjutant General Byers of Iowa,
i representing Governor Shaw, and 300
citizens of Iowa, men the Senator ut
t he Golden Gate in a number of tugs.
| They received a royal reception from
the volunteers.
! The regiment will be taken off the
transport today.
The Senator was caught in the tail
of the typhoon encountered by the
steamer Empress of India. She was
tossed lively for several hours, but
suffered no severe damage. So serious
did the situation seem to the officers
of the steamer at one time, that all
the passengers were ordered below,
1 and the hatches were battened down.
| Privates Russell and Morgan of
I company D were left at Manila on ac
count of illness. They are expected
to follow on the next transport.
Governor Shaw arrived late lust
night. It had been decided to dis
embark the troops at in a. in. tomor
row. They will march Immediately
to the Presidio, where they will re
main until mustered out. This will
be about three weeks from their ar
The Senator had two mustering offi
cers of the regular army aboard, Cap
tain Gesage of the Sixth Infantry, and
Lieutenant J. J. O’Connell of the
Twenty-first infantry.
Passengers were: Mrs. J. C. Lo
per, wife of the fowa colonel; Mrs. H.
P. Williams, wife of the regimental
chaplain, and Mrs. J. E. Edamburn of
The body of Private Edward Kls
sick. who died at Nagasaki, was also
on the transport.
Private W. F. Shields of company
I brought home a 12-year-old Filipino
When the transport came to her an
chor in the upper harbor the Iowa
regiment was greeted by the men of
the battleship Iowa with three rousing
cheers, which were as heartily re
Mujor Howard Son of Orn. Howard,
Killed In an Rugate*merit.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 23—The latest
report from the Philippines, although
a private dispatch announces the death
in action of Major Quy Howard, c hief
quartermaster of Major General Law
ton's division. Early Sunday morning
Judge Woolworth, his father-in-law,
received a cable dispatch from Col
onel Edwards, adjutant general to Gen
eral Lawton, telling of the major’s
death, but giving no details or partic
ulars save that he met his end at the
front, facing his fate like the brave
and gallant soldier that he was.
From all that can be learned in re
gard to the situation it is surmised
that the fateful engagement was
fought somewhere in the vicinity of
Han Isidro, about thirty-five miles
from Manila, where General Lawton is
now making his headquarters.
Major Howard was the eldest son of
Major General O. O. Howard, for some
time commander of the department of
the Missouri. The son resided here
during his father's service at Omaha,
making many warm personal friends
and marrying Jennie, the daughter ot
Judge Woolworth.
Htn»y of Attack Whirh Vluy Have Caused
Howard’s Death.
MANILA, Oct. 23.— An American of
ficer was killed and two men wounded
try the Filipinos in an attack on a
launch with General Lawton’s expedi
tion in the Rio Clilquita. near San Isi
dro. The rebels tired volleys from I he
General Otis has replied to the tnree
insurgent officers who entered Angeles
last Friday with a request made
through General MacArthur for per
mission for a Filipino commission,
headed by a Filipino major general, to
visit Geperal Otis in order to discuss
peace terms and to arrange for the de
livery of more Amerlean prisoners,
that the desired interview cannot tie
granted, because the suggested propo
sitions of the Filipinos are vague, in
definite und unmllltury ami be. a us. the
Americans must combine to decline
to receive any report of the so-called !
Filipino government,
I XX III Try li Xgaot
NK^ \OHK Ibt. 23 Sir Thomas
Upton spent today on board Ills steam
vucht Erin, itc saw a few visitors, al
though hundreds uf small Imata
floated around Ms vat lit. The owner
of ihe uusiK < e« tful cup hunter talked
freely lo a reporter anti chatted for 1
more than an hour alarm his plans for
the future.
I shall not challenge for the tup
next year," he said. In reply to a <
query. "You see. the time la all too !
short to de-lgn a boat build It and 1
have It turned up t«( a tom«rl pitch .
to race next fall I shall, however Is
sue a i hallenge for l!w| and shall |
lomplete the arrangements for it In g
, day or two.
| cat lllMH
TGI.Elat, O. tat :t Mr a ad Mr*
-I Hr can mim.I I hit rough the iltr j
•* »n e.»r|c f our r.|t»i.iar morning
■if* It* ■*. la whetv VIr In,
*n I »■ an engagem, at lo ».rrah Mon*
1 *• He *dl go ji.ot from there to
Nebraska la which state he will make
*' fight leer the deco rath elate l|< ket
He Mil 1 be light It, Nrhrwsha «
: sn sc. eptsohatlr warm owe and . I «lm*
the slate few kie party hy an in* D arted
a. start ty
Ann; CwnaltlM R«ported Between the
Contending Force#.
LONDON. Oct. 21.—A correspon
dent. describing the battle of Glencoe,
sums up the casualties as follows:
•'Our losses are probably 300 killed
and wounded and that of the Boers
thrice as many.”
Another correspondent says:
"A rough estimate place# the Brit
ish loss at 250 killed and wounded
and that of the Boers at 800.”
LONDON, Oct. 21.—A Glencoe cor
respondent telegraphing yesterday
i says:
"A force of 6,000 Boers, led by Com
mandant Genial Joubrt, has been
1 beaten severely by a force under
General Symons and the enemy at
this moment are in full retreat.
"Nobody in the camp says General
Symons and staff were aware tha*.
the Boers were going to attack this
morning. It was known, however that
the enemy were further south, and it
was seen that unusual precautions
| were being taken to guard against a
1 surprise during the night.
"JuBt before dawn the Boer artillery
opened fire from the Glencoe hill. The
range was lily judged and the quality
of ammunition bad. In the two
hours and a half firing scarcely a
dozen shells burst in our lines. Our
gunners, on the contrary, put up an
excellent practice which began to
"At 7:30 General Symons ordered a
general advance of the infantry bri
gade, which he himself accompanied.
The Dublin Fusileers were well in
front with the King's Royal Rifles
out on the front and the Leicester
shire regiment on the left. The men
advanced smartly, taking advantage
of every bit of cover—tactics in which
they had been exercised for weeks
"The advance was covered by a
terrific fire from our three batteries,
and several Boer guns were silenced
before the Fusileers began to climb
the hill. By the time the Fusileers
and the Royal Rifles got within 1,000
yards of the crest, the Boer batteries
were completely silenced, our batter
ies having pounded them at 2,500
yards range with crushing effect. The
Boers meantime were keeping up a
heavy rifle fire, which thinned our
ranks considerably.
"By 9 o'clock the Fusileers and
Royal Rifles had swarmed over the
hill and the Boers were on the run.
Meantime the Eighteenth Hussars
and the Leicestershire regiment had
moved north and east, thus practically
cutting off the Boer main line of re
treat, and the enemy, caught between
two fires, lost heavily. At this mo
ment fighting is still going on. but
the defeat of the enemy is already
complete and crushing and it looks
as though few would escape.
LolaiuliU Kttftlly \ am|u Inhei LiikIIhIi
('liullrngrr in I inul Khc#.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—Through wild
»nd hoary b®iis, in a breeze that ap
proached the dignity of a gale, the gal
lant sloop Columbia today vanquished
the British challenger, Shamrock, by
six minutes and eighteen seconds ac
tual time, and six minutes and thirtv
four seconds corrected time, thus com
pleting the series for the America's
cup with a magnificent rough weather
duel and a glorious Yankee victory.
For the eleventh time the attempt of
a foreigner to wrest from America the
yachting supremacy of the world has
failed. The trophy won by the old
schooner America forty-eight years
ago. is still ours, a monument to th*
superiority of American ftamanship
and American naval architecture, and
a standing challenge to the world. Th“
intrinsic value of the reward for which
thousands of dollars were ixpended to
secure, is small—simply an antiquated
piece of silverware which Queen Vic
toria offered to the best sailing shin
in the world in the early days of her
reign, but around it cluster the preci
ous memo'-ies of unbroken American
triumph and the mastery of the
noblest of sports.
Nflirnnkti Man Honored.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—A court of
he Knights Commanders was organ
ized at today s session of the supreme
council of the Scottish Kite Masons of
the southern jurisdiction. Four o'
the twelve vacancies on the list of ac
tive members of *he council were fllfe l
by the election of the following as
sovereign grand inspectors general
Dr. John W. Morris. West Virginia;
E. T. Taubmin, South Dakota; Harper
S. Cunningham, Oklahoma, and Gus
tave Anderson. Nebraska.
Rtorkuieu Meet »t Vi. 1‘muI
ST. PA I’D, Minn, Oct. 21, The
tenth annual convrntl<|i of the Na
tional Live Stock ek< hange began a
two days’ session in tills city today.
During the morning ait executive ses- j
sion of tlie Orth lain was held, the for- i
mat open sessions ot the convention
not beginning until afternoon. In
dianapolis, Milwaukee and St. .hisepn
are after the next convention, having
ih legations here at work to secure it |
Kiumi I r tr If r.4 |*ti I 4 w \ «*M
KANSVS CTTV, Mo., Ort. 21 The ,
I'luttul Telegraph • >mpan\ r t 1 Ived
word today from Sen*'* a, Kas . that
Jtulge Stewart of the Nemaha county j
district court had declared void the j
Kansas law which permitted a charge :
of only til lent* for a ten-word iu*a- j
■urge lietwecn Kansas points Tin
case was a teat one and this Is th<* I
first dei Istoii on the law whbh war
pasae.l b> the last legislature
• *r« II •• i In I mm4mm
141,\ ta»,N UH SI General It. n
jo in in l|»rti«is moI Mrs Harrison a r
rived la l.uudon toddy General Har has artenled the I* vltatioti to
twMturl hint at the l oloh n t t> nolle j
id t'oninotre tv tiler )S
tuoui (mu. ti«ios>ir III
WASHINGTON Urt 21 It M Rher- I
man former governor of Iowa now ,
la thla t il) was sets*d with *n »’U-1 I
of varilgo white on the street ina ah*
He was removed to his to*el and ta 1
now Mid Is ha out of daager I
Large Numbers Reported Slain by Mine
Fifteen Hundred Dead as the Result of
an Attack on Klerksdorp—-Wounded
Are Taken to Johannesburg—llrltlsh
In Camp Near I.adysuiith are Expert
lug Itattle at Auy Moment.
LONDON, Oct. 20—(New York
special from Pietermaritzburg Buys:
"The Basilta natives an^Hghtlng witn
the Boers. It is reported tiiat sixteen
Boers have been killed. The cavalry
is still bivouacked out and slight skir
mishes are frequent.”
The Dally Mail's correspondent at
Capetown, Thursday, says: "A refu
gee who reached Orahatnstown today
from the Hand states a train arrived
at .lohannsburg Monday evening from
Klerksdorp containing at least 300
wounded burghers."
The Daily News' Capetown corre
spondent, In the course of a somewhat
similar account, says: "The Boers
were drawn over Lyddite mines,
which were laid for the defense of the
town, and the killed numbered 1,500
Every conveyance was requisitioned
to take the wounded men to the hospi
Yesterday was one of the most ex
citing days known at the war office
since the crowd gathered there to
learn the fate of the expedition to
Gordon's relief.
The news that the Fifth Landers
had been engaged brought many la
dles and other friends of the regiment
to Inquire for news.
The gravest intelligence today
seems to be the report of the capture
of a train with officers at Elandslaa
gato, for It is understood that the
whole line was patrolled.
No reporters are allowed at the
front, and it is impossible to gain in
formation, and it is learned that Gen
eral Sir Stewart White has been mak
ing extensive movements in that di
rection, and developments are hourlv
The news that Commandant Jou
bert’s northern column, with twelve
e-ims, Is now at Dannhauser, is start
ling. Although the Boers have shown
considerable activity in Natal,
there is nothing to indicate that they
are yet prepared for a serious combin
ed attack, and the general belief
here is that unless something unex
pected happens General Sir George
Stewart White will remain on the de
Mafeking news is still confined to a
repetition of the stories that Colonel
Baden-Powell mowed down 300 Boers
with hia Maxims.
Ointthan* uml U'lnnt-lmgneic Noon to lie
eel** Snug Num.
WASHINGTON. Oc t. 20.—Commls
sioner Jones of the Indian office today
issued an order making payable to the
Omaha and Winnebago Indians in
Thurston county, Nebraska, the semi
annual interest on tribal lands, an
nuities and leases. While the interest
is not payable until spring Commis
sioner Jones has made an exception
to the policy of the department in or
dering this payment, largely upon
recommendations of Senator Thurston
and Secretary Meiklejohn, who have
represented Agent Matthewson. Agent
Matthewson, according to the state
ment made to the commissioner has
inc reased the revenues of both tribes
from rentals over what they had re
ceived in previous years more than
50 per cent and he wants the Indian;
to have a portion of what is their duo
at this time rather than defer pay
ment until spring. The Omahas will
receive in all probability a $15 per
capita payment, the balance to be paid
next May. One payment only will be
made to the Winnebagoes, but it will
reach about $20 per capita, the in
crease of rentals on grass lands this
yl'.r bringing about a higher per
capita than last year.
Her re fury of War litfttrurts lliat They llr
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.—The secr
tary of war has instructed the quarter
master general to forward from San
Francisco any Christmas boxes which
may be delivered there prior lo No
vember 20 for officers and soldiers in
the Philippines.
Hui li boxes should lie consigned to
Major O. F., general superintend
ent army transport service, Hun Frau
* i co. Cal.
Also 10 forward from New tork any
Christimi* boxes for officers and sol
diers In the Philippines which may ut*
delivered there prior to November 1,
silt h lioxe- to lie consigned to Major
F It. Jones, gen >ral superintendent
army transport service. Pier 22 Co
lumbia Hiorcs, Itrooklyn. N. If.
t sees I* roes Im lie I* If glia.
WASHINGTON. I». C., (h i 20 Hur
gcfin General Wyman tuday received
a i abb stiiin fsrom Inspector Wood
bury, dated at Hto Janeiro. Itrasll. say
ing that the plague had made Its up.
pearsn-e at HaStiw, Itrasll He sai l
thel there had been «i« i i«c« and two
deaths and that autopsy at the dial
i ase« confirmed the diagnosis ||«
also said that istdation was |»>s»ili|«.
Sl« totals litfti Iff tvs*.
WICHITA Kan, IM jo Mis*
Helen Gould Frank Gould Vue Pfea I
Witt l’ G Warner of Ike Missouri IV !
cilti railroad tl«s< lal Manager that
M*Cra< ken Wife of rhe pir-t-lcul fd th- i
i .mu of the City of New tstk j
arrived her*. Imio on a «t-»> mi l-mi
over Ik* Missouri Pa-in- ralirovd t ;
attend tk* street fait
Miss Gould was given a rr->tdUut ai |
Ik* Irwin sod it Ike guest of Ike low I
Governor riianiev is ker retort 'fia# I
rboftd save that Klk-st p > |.> p, ,j |
her liar welt.
Flu Del Filar Ask* Oil* for Aalf Million
MANILA, Oct. 19.—General Otis has
received messages purporting to come
from the insurgent general, Pio del
Pilar offering to sell out his army and
to deliver Aguinaldo into the nands
of the Americans. Although he is not
satisfied that this offer is authentic,
it is not intrinsically improbable. The
policy of General Otis is firmly net
against buying any surrenders.
Pio Dei Pilar offers for the sum of
$50,000 to refrain from attacking Ma
nila with his army; for the »urn of
$250,000 to surrender his army aftir
a sham battle, both sides bring int i
the air, and for the sun; of $500,000
he says lie will procure the overthrow
of the insurrection and the capture of
Aguinaldo, Paterno and the other lead
ers. In the course of the communica
tion he refers to Aguinaldo in conternp
tuous terms, Indicating that Btraine 1
relations exist between them.
Reports are being received from the
districts occupied by the enemy that
Filipinos believe that Pio Dei Pilar has
an audacious plan to break through the
American lines Into Manila and seise
General Otis and the archbishop.
It is needless to say that the Ameri
cans would welcome an attack of that
sort. There has been much specula
tion regarding the whereabouts of Pin
Del Pilar. The recent attack at La
Loma is credited to his men. It Is be
lieved that he Is now in the vlciniity
of Han Mateo vulley, with a force of
from 1,800 to 3,000 men
Ill* Family Enter Into » Plot and Koh
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 18— A new
kind of buneoe game was worked near
Hopkins last night. Three days ago
Thomas Cox and Mark Carmichael of
fered to bet Calvin Cox, an old and
wealthy farmer, that he did not have
the nerve to take fl.000 from tbe bank
and keep It In his house all night. The
young men are respectively the son
and son-in-law of Cox. The latter, to
snow his courage, took the wager and
went to get the money. The hank al
lowed him to take only >700, hut with
this in his pocket and a large revolver
in his belt he returned home.
This morning when he uwakened the
first discovery he made waB that the
entire >700 was gone and further In
vestigation revealed the fact that his
whole family, Including his wife, wer ■
missing. The officers were notified and
set out In pursuit, but when last heard
of the fugitives had crossed the Mis
souri river into Nebraska and were
forty miles ahead of their pursuers.
To Urge llruiiiial of Otis.
VANCOUVER. B. C\, Oct. 19.—Prof.
D. C. Worcester and Colonel Denby,
Philippine commissioners, arrived here
today on the Empress of Japan and left
this afternoon for Washington, where
they will make their report to the pres
ident. Until the report Is made public
neither gentleman will make a state
ment for publication.
Among the passengers was Mr. Let
more, proprietor of toe Manila Ameri
can. His mission Is to urge the re
moval of General Otis and the promo
tion of General Lawton. I.efmore say’s
Lawton is frequently denied the fruits
of victory by the hesitation of General
I'htltppinrit Arii Hoiit«*<l.
MANILA, Oct. 19.— Batson's Maca
hebe scouts encountered the enemy at
Han Mateo, near Arayat, at dawn to
day and attacked them on the front
and flank, driving them out of the
trenches and dispersing them complete
Several Filipinos, including a captain
and a lieutenant, were killed. A quan
tity of arms was captured. The Maca
behe scouts had hut one man killed.
l ow Kale* for Convention.
DENVER, Col., Oct. 19.—The com
mittee having in charge railway trans
portation for the third annual conven
tion of the National Dive Stock associa
tion, which meets at Fort Worth next
.iHrmury, has been notified by the pas
senger associations that one fare for
the round trip rate will lie given on
this occasion. This concession covers
all points in the Southwestern Passen
ger association, including Memphis, St.
Douls and Kansas City and all terri
tory west of the Missouri river to Den
Kalifr Will \ IhIt l-aig lund.
DCNDON, Oct. 19.—The Dally News
tills morning, referring editorially t >
the coming visit of the German em
peror. says: There is no reason why he
should not meet witii a hearty recep
tion. The emperor's neutrality and
pacific counsel to the Dorrs have utone |
for his famous Kruger telegram. !*
is quite clear thut some negotiations
of which Samoa is the turning point,
are in a* live progress, und the uuder
Handing will probably extend far be
yond tile Samoa 11 question.
Hullie Willi lUndil*.
NOOADKS A T., <M. 19.—Deputy
Sheriff Fie welling and punaa return'd
today from liarsbaw. where they went
>estetduv ufter their encounter with
• audits in the 1‘aiugonia mountains.
The |H»«»e struck the cuiup of the ban
itlts In llox canon it was just at sun
rise on command of the sheriff to
surrender the hatnot who were an
ting around a campfire. sprang for
their Wini beaters and opeuwd lire.
Women* troupe ton lul Heme.
SAN KNANi'IM'tl, Oct, )9 —The
Fli-d Montane lutaniry left this city
fur Up ir ha area tonight on a special
«m* Me purl. Sxiimaa
WAHIIINtlfoN Del is
Oo* made the follow tag report under
date of lh inker It law log with care
fully selected ruhcmu r»w. bed t abler
l*n mile. soul a of Han Dot to. ihi*
tnoiaiag thirty day* suppHe* au-t
*< i» H l'»i lay.i l„ |,e hoWnM,.,
*• 4 * I f-MUt n \u i, §14
ua.lef VocMcg Hell Thirty *uth is
fault* .outing northwest „f Hwatartta
with part of regime a | *trMrg m**.
gent* hilling and wounding *#*,,,,
• apt wring thtroca po.-meo Z7*
Iten ride*