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BULLETS FLYING THICKER
NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA
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The Transvaal Soldiers Are Intent Upon
At the um time, K must be remem
bered that much new. from the Trans
vaal It likely to come by way of Dela
goa bay, ai most otlwr channel, are
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(THEY BATTLE AGAINST ARMORED CARS
Ill ant- an1 i
Miscellaneous. Germany Activt in Aiding Boers-ta tdfnf AJnoonltlcn for Them
I at Entrance of Suez Cant 1-Cerman
New Crape and ;
Waterman Fountain Pens
81TUATION AT DUNDEE.
Boers Are Getting CUme to British
LADYSMITir. Natal, Oct. 17. This
threatened assault upn OU-nco. 1. be-
lleved to be a feint In the hope of
weakening the garrison tvre and ex
posing the town on tho wwrtward. The
Boon are resting, preparatory to com
pleting their encircling movement for
an attack upon Dundee. Ttvey cannot
advance much further without coming
Into contact with British cavalry, who
screen the position. Nevertheless the
Ituatlon la auch that little fighting I
expected In the near future In thla sec
tion apart from desultory outpost
skirmishes. All the women and child
tvn have left Dundee.
CAUSES MUCH SYMPATHY
Cries of Consternation Followed the Mishap
From the Deck of the Erin.
SIR THOMAS' MANLY FORTITUDE
Hox Decorated Caper
! British Retreated Once Boers Were
Disappointed In Reinforcement.
PRETORIA, Oct. 17. (Delayed In
, transmission.) Dispatches- received by
GRIFFIN & REED
"i KIMUEKLEY. Oct. 17 An armored train, while re
' I c.nn..ittring near Si.vtfoi.win. f npH the Btrs, killing five lthe the nht,n wn"
(i: tlnuos north of Mafeklnsr. The Brtt-
J and wounding nun. The Hriiitli had nolosso?. :Un ,fter the MC0Dd t, .
S Fioni C'dlolur conic 'iihtint reiterations of the rejiort j j tired in the direoUoo of the -town, but
!.. ..i ., . i i ti i- i . i i... J ! i they resumed the attack shortly after-
i mm me imhts liove uuutkttj fliuiiKing, wing uiniu rc'iw.ru
;f Willi heavy Iosmk. Nnalljwx lias woken out norc among
He says toe Lost the Race Fairly Under Conditions of the Contest
end has no Complaints of any
-. ,p Willi lieavj itifM-c. ruiuiijxiJi tins im'Mii dui iii'iu uuiuug
LI Ckf& I C $ I iQl natives from Johannesburg. Eight C8 have leen dis-
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01 SOme High Grade GOOdS at mcdeiate piiCCt f Q 17.-Tl,eerew of the armored train v I
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New Eastern GnlfiHli.
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Minco Meat ond l'umpkin for Pio.
that Boers fired 1.1 Mulls but their aim was wretched and not
a .lingle shot struck the train which then made bold to ap
proach nearer and opened fire with Maxims.
The Burghers replied wiih heavy rifles, again bhooting
wildly. Duly three or four bullets struck the train..
they resumed the attack shortly after
wards, two burghers being killed and
three wounded. The command engaged
was Impeded, owing to the want of
heavy artillery, which) was subsequent
ly obtained from General Cronje.
FIGHTING AT MAFEKING.
Vicinity Seems to Have Been 8cetve of
ROSS, HIGGINS & COji
PRETORIA. Oct 16. (Delayed. In
transmission.) Heavy ' fighting: took
ihjbsequentlv thecrtW loained that five Roers and two f .An armored train sent to repair the
Boer hor were killed, while several R,Kr8 and horn were (;"road line opened1 Are on the Boer
tt i command. One burgher was killed and
wounded. Not a member of the British force wr.s so much as .two morj wounded. a second engage-
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LONDON. Oct. 17.-A opecJal dis
patch from Pretoria dated October 14.
! via Delagoa bay say:
i A cyclist dispatch wa received from
Oitoshoep near Malmanl at o'clock
i this evening asserting that heavy flght-
' Ing has been In progress all day long
: north of Mafeklng.
British troop, on board an armored
j train acted at a covering force for en
i gtneer. engaged In repairing the track.
; A Maxim on the train k. pt up a contln
. uous flre.
j Consplcouous bravery was displayed
on both side., but It soon became ap-
' parent that he rifles of the burh r
'vew IneWeetlv against the armored
Iruiu. Latter, however. It was once
forced to retreat before a particularly
strong assault but It soon returned ac
companied by a British mounted cm
tlnguent and fighting was renew, d
' Fighting .till continues, the Boer.
! holding their positions well. A dostn
Boers were killed or wounded but the
British casaultle. cannot be ascertain
Heavy filing can be heard south of
. Mafeklng where Oeneral al Cronje'.
Commando is operating. A big engage
I ment Is expected shortly In the yiclnity
! of Lady smith.
i .anhinir Mnnrtaw nio-hf v. ! broken railway onage, rane mnes norm
.-Th- n h. rtnwv of Vafeklng. an approaching train load
u . j j..i ed with dynamite was fired upon and
from New Castle and are destroying .
. . tn blown up. There were no casualties on
prevent the approach of our armored lne Tran.vaal side.
THKi QCKEN'S ADDRESS
THE NATIVES IN IT. "
. Usual Comment on the Peace of the
LONDON, Oct. IS. The morning World Except In Her Own Do
roKt'B Ladysmith correspondent tel.- main and the Invocation of
graphs that the Basutos have risen ' -. Deity.
against the Free State. J
NEW YORK, Oct 17. When it became known that
the Shamrock's topmast had been broken there came cries of
f consternation and dismay from all parts ot the yacht Erin.
Sir Thomas, on the bridge never flinched nor changed
countenance. To a gentleman who" "expressed sympathy, Sir
Thomas replied: "It's too bad, that's true, hut it cannot be .
helped. We must make the best of it." When asked if he
blamed any one for the accident he replied: "Oh, no, indeed
it could not be avoided, I am sure. We will fix her up and
try it again." "When I saw her topmast go," he added "I ex
perienced such a shock as I never felt in all my life before."
Under the conditions governing the contest we have lost
this race as fairlv as if we had gone over the course without
a mishap, and the other boat had finished first."
NEW YORK, Oct U.-Th topmast' race, towing back to anchorage after
of the cup challenger. Shamrock, car-! he had cleared away the wreckage. The
rled away 15 minutes after the Wgj Columbia continued over the course
single stickers had crossed the starting alone placing to her credit the second
line today and her enormous club top
sail, with lta 1.000 feet of canvas, came
rattling down on deck leaving her a
No amount of pluck or courage could
taoi such a catastrophe and Captain
Hogarth Immediately abandoned the
of the races for America's cup.
It Is' unfortunate that the defender
should have been the beneficiary of the
accident as there Is little glory in beat
ing a cripple but the rule la Ironclad.
If crippled before the start, time tor re-
Oonttnued on page four.
USRMAX HELP FOR BOERS.
LONDON, Oot. 17. Parliament open
ed today In extraordinary session to
consider the South African situation. In
the speech from the throne, her majesty
Unloading Ammunition For South Afii
ca at Entrance to sues anai. ;gald: ''
vnin raid. Oct. 17. The Uer'man "Mv Lords and GentWroen: Within a
steamer Kaiser, from Hamburg, Is dis-' very short period after the recent pro-,
embarking at the entrance of the Suei rogation I am compelled by events j
tiuuil, 4.000 pieces ammunition con-' deeply affecting my empire to recur toi
Flfciwd to the Transvaal.' " . your advice and aid. j
This step ia taken in order to avoid "The state of affairs in South Afrl-
seizure In the Red Sea by British cruls- ca has made It expedient that my gov
ers. It Is reported that several German ernment should be enabled to strength-!
offloers are on board the Kaiser bound en military forces in this country by
calling out the reserve. For this pur-
po3e, provisions of law render It neces
sary that parliament should be called!
together. Except for the difficulties, I
that have been caused by the action of
the South African republic, the condi
tion of the world continues to be peace
"Gentlemen of the house of commons,
fvr thv Transvaal.
BtlING THEIR TIME.
Phone Ortiion, Drawn -io.L Columbia U9.
' LONDON. Oct. 15.-No further retl
able news from Maeklng has been re
ioelved. Dr. Leyds, plenipotentiary of
South African republic to European
governments, Is said to he going to Ber
j lin shortly to confer with poliUcal per
Advloes from Durban announce that
the consul of the Netherlands there bus
issued a warning to all subjects; the
Netherlands 1. to remain neutral.
The Hopetown bridge over the Or
ange river, which Cape Town advices
i today said had been blown up by the
; British, Is not a railway bridge as be
' fore reported, but a bridge 12 miles west
hA .aiin.ov nvAP which the old
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A special dispatch from rretona
says the Boers destroyed the Bechuan-
. .lonri Miitvav Ani-lne Friday nicht from
,4, near Fourth, and ,.k for th. Portland ArvoirelkoD.
Tha Standard's Dundee correspondent
Sensational News of Heavy Fighting at
Mafeklng Has no Foundation In,
LONDON, Oct. 17. Belated dispatch
es from the scene of action In South
Africa throw little fresh light upon the
miiina will be laid before you for the
situation. The Boers appear to 6e -mvidlna- the expenditure!
strengthening their position .in Natal caused b
ami biding their own time for attack. Estimates for
CTioi.to - '
The Orange Free State burglars aiv
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threatening to Invade Cape Colony by
way of Norvalspont and Allwalnorth,
both of which are ait their mercy, If
they possess artillery. So far 'as Is
known, the only British force stationed
at Allwalnorth Is a detachment of the
Royal Berkshire regiment.
Today's news from the western bor
der reduces the alleged heavy fighting,
at Mafeklng to ordinary proportions.
Tho earliest sensational story originat
ed In skirmishes between tne armored
train and small detachments of Boers,
although since then much may have
i,,.,i.wnpil to tho little garrison. It Is
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me ensuing; jtoi - -
you In due course. j ;
"My lords and gentlemen, there arei
many subjects of domestic Interest to! :
w hlch your attention will be invited at
a later season, when the season of la
bors for the parliamentary session ha!
been reached. For the present, I have
Invited your attendance in order to ask
you to deal with the exceptional exig
ency, and I pray that, In performing the
duties before you, you may have the
guidance and blessing of Almighty
Both houses assembled In the cham
ber of peers at 2 o'clock, the queen's
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difficult to understand how refugees ar- . commlsAion
riving at Lorenzo Marques have come after tne m,, the
Into possession of news of serious Boer
losses at Mafeklng,
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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SATURDAYS GT. 2i,1899
Will be ASTORIA DAY
The following Superior Attractions are offered:
Bennett's Superb Military Band
The Three Flying Banvards
In their thrilling Aerial Turns and t lights
Alice Raymond, the world's greatest Lady CornctisL
Wonderful Tight-Rope. Walker and Gymnast.
EYA ROSS, Descriptive Ballad Singer.
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