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The English Police Abandon the Place and
the Boers Immediately Enter.
INHABITANTS WERE PANIC STRICKEN
New Crape and
Waterman Fountain Pens
liox Decorated Paper
Chamttrlain Boldly Answers W$ Accusers In tbe Hou;e of Com
mons, Denies Tbat He Was Implicated With Rhodes
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LONDON, (A t. 1!. The Cape Town correspondent of
the D.iily Mnil, ti-lrgruphingul 10 -I'duck tonight siys:
"Vryburi; Mirrendered Sunltiy. Tonight's dispatches
from Ktinini.iii, ten miles east ly south of Vryburg, state that
tin.' police have withdrawn from Yiyburg, and the town lias
$ surrendered t the Boers, with the inhabitants fleeing in all
direction, mostly toward Kuruinan. When the police with
drew the Cape IWr notified thy fact to the enemy, thus in-
A GHASTLY RUMOR.
Report TbiU 1,600 Uwr Were Killed by
Mine BHow Mafeklng.
LONDON", Oct. 20, The Dally New
1 Cape Town correspondent myi it is ru
t more a trial news has reached Deax
, Junction thot the Boers attacked Ma
faking In force, but were repulsed. The
defenders, seeing the enemy retreating,
, pursued them for some distance.
Then a fdnt wu made and they com
menocd to retire on the town, allow
ing themselves to be driven In by the
Boers, who, eager to retrieve their po
' lt Ion. again advanced to attack, and
were drawn over lyddite mines, laid
for tbe defense of the. town. It la ru-
mored that 1,600 Boer were killed by
! the exploilona.
S00 WOUNDED BURGHERS
J LONDON, Oct. 20. The Dally Mail's
1 Cape Town correspondent says a ref'i
gee who has reached Graharostown
from Rand state that a train arrived
at Johannesburg Monday from Klerks
drop with 300 wounded burgher. '
LEE GUNS VS. MAUSERS. j
. GLENCOE CAMP. Oct. 19. (Even-
; ing.) The British troop here have
: been under fire. A strong Boer patrol
waa encountered eight miles from the
camp, and waa repulsed, the British
j suffering no casualties.
. SERIOUS FIGHT AT NATAL.
0 Two Columns of Boers Advancing on
COLUMBIA THE WINNER
HAD THE WIND KEPT UP
The Irish Boat Was Hopelessly In the Rear
When the Breeze Died Away.
THE SHAMROCK NOT WELL HANDLED
Her Crew Have Thrown up the Sponge and Acknowledged the
Columtla to Be the Better Boat-A Prospect for
Two Additional Races.
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j NEW YORK. Oct. 19.-A dispatch to
j the Tribune from London says:
The latest Intelligence from the seat
; of wi
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i lie oiiyciiiciu rur nriauuiauuiiiig v
ar Indicate that fighting of a serl-
4i'5?i'i'iXj!(iXi nature ha commenced In NaaL
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hostilities were evidently started by the
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LONDON. Oct. 19,-The house of
commons was dena.-ly crowdvd today
In anticipation of a speech by Chain
bi-rla'n on the govern roent't . volley. In
Chamberlain, who was loudly chevrod
on rising, begun with a severe criti
cism of the action of the opposition ut
the previous meeting of parliament.
Tht'lr staUnients, he siUd, were calou
lated to encourage Kruger'a reslntance
and embarrass the government In its
mot difficult and most critical Unc
tions. Hi characterlied Sir John Stanhope's
criticism as neither honest nor honora
ble. The speaker Intervened, saying
the language was beyond parliumen-
tary bounds. Chamberlain retorted
that It waa Impossible to adequately
'describe ftanhope's sx'cusatlon that he
(Chamberlain) and Mllner had fo
Btanhope Jumped to his feet and de
manded the withdrawal of the words,
wild Irish che.'i-s aJid shouts of "with
draw" In the meanwhile creating a per
fect bedlam In the hall, ChnmberhUn
calmly wilted until th uproar sub
aided and said: "I bow with all re
spect, Mr. Speaker, to your decision. I
withdraw everything I have said."
W'lth regard to the accusaUon re
garding his assoclaUons with Cecil
Rhodes, he said at the time of the
Jameson raid he had no communication
either direct or Indirect with Rhodes
on any subject connected with the
South African policy. t ,.
WAR OFFICE BESIEGED.
Londoners Anxious Concerning the
Safety of Friends and Relatives.
LONDON, Oct. JO.-Yeaterday wus
one of the most exciting dity known
at the war office sine the crowd at
tended there to learn the result of the
rellff expedition to Gordon at Khar
toum. News that the Fifth Lancers haJ
been engaged broughlt many ladles and
other friends of the regiment to In- j
quire for news.
Th gravest news today seems to be
th report of the capture of a train
with officer at Flandslaagfe, because
It wa understood that the whole
cross-ouutry line was legulorly pa
trolled.' As no correspondents are allowed at
the front, It Is impossible to gain defi
nite lnformatlea. Development are
BRIDGBS BLOWN UP.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 19. The Boer
have blewn up bridges at 14 streams
and the ModtTer river, the former north
and the latter south of Klmberly.
From Klmberly. ! Tlntawa Pas and engaged the British
LONDON, Oct. 19. The war office j cavalryYr'olsTiTa 1brigraeartil
thla evening Issued the following bul-'ler' uel- Firing continued for the
greater part of yesterday, but It is no
known with what result, although It ls;
admitted there are several casualties
on the British side. Sir George White
No news of Importance has been re
ceived from Natal today. The cavalry
attached to our forces at Ladysmith
I NEW YORK, Oct 19. Had the wind held todav the
Columbia-Shamrock series for America's cup would have
ended in three straight wins for the defender and the Irish hun
ter would have sailed home without the trophy, beaten as de
cisively as any former candidate.
Only the failure of wind saved the Shamrock from de
feat more stirring than on Monday. . Today she was beaten
on the run to the outer mark five minutes and fifty-one sec
onds of elapsed time and on the lorr homa a-hiVli slmnU have,
a - wwm itMiv
been, beaten, but owing to shift of wind was a broad reach,
the Columbia sailed away from her like a witch.
and Dundee are engaged In observing, haa pushed up hlu supports, and every
the enemy's movements. j Mng points to a big engagement to-
Rteps have been taken to secure day.
PletermarlUburg and Durban against j Ladysmith has fully 3.000 troops, and
raids on the western frontier. There la O'encoe. on the other flank of the
no wcent reliable Information from orttisn aerensive line, there are 4,000.
Klmberly or Mafeklng, both place be-j The very risky and daring movement!
Ing cut oft from railway and tele- ot the Boers Is directed toward envel
graphlc communlotlon. j oping thia line, two columns advanc-
It Is believed, however, that a sklr- j Ing against Ladysmith, General Jou-
mlsh took place Sunday six miles' bert directing the forces In the neigh-1
south of Klmberly, and that the Boers! borhood of Dundee,. Should
were beaten off with some loss by an I be directed simultaneously at both
armored train. There was ome fight-' places rt win prove the Boers have car
ing at Mafeklng Friday or Saturday.! rled out the plans of considerable corn-
ending with the repulse of the attack-j PleUy with a precision which might
Ing force. ! excite the envy of any soldiers In the
Railway communication, with the Or- world. ' Shuld they sucoeed at the
ange Free State and the Transvaal hat, ' same time In thrusting their column
now ceased, the remaining refugee ' between Ladysmith and Dundee, they
having been warned to leave by way! will prantlcally Isolate the latter place
of Delagoa Bay. ' land may be' able to mask the British
"""""" J garrisons at that point and Ladysmith
THE ARMORED TRAIN. j while the concentration described as
The Boers Are Very Active Along the. having Greytown as its objective ad
Railroads. . ' .; vances unopposed to Pletermaritzburg.
ORANGE RIVER. Oct. 18.-(Detayed ' -
in transmission.) The Boers suffered a; OF INTEREST TO THE O. R. & N.
reverse on Sunday at Sprultfontein, 10
miles south of Klmberly. An armored; Supreme Court Decision on Joint Trsf
traln went out to bring in a train re-j flC Arrangemenits.
ported to have been captured by the. ; . .
J3oer near Sprultfontdn siding. j pFg M0INR3i Oct. 19.-The u-
A party of Boers who were encamped j preme court has decided the case of
near by lowered the railway Blgnal and ; gi. a(rainst the Chicago & North
displayed a white flag, apparently with western and Sioux City & Pacific
th idea of Inducing the train to pro- j roais. The roads esttbHshed voluu
ceed. The driver suspected that the tartly joint rates In Iowa Blair, a
NEW YORK, Oct 19.-When the race
wa declared off, about 10 minute be
fore the expiration of the time limit,
th Columhia,..wa. loading -by -about
three mile. She was then four miles
from the finish. Had the race been
ended, the Shamrock would have been
beaten by at least 20 minutes.
Sir Thomas' hard luck continued to
follow him. His boat was very badly
handled today, in spite of the aggrega
tion of talent aboard of her. The two
English captains and the captain of
Emperor William's yacht Meteor failed
j to get the Shamrock over the Hoe be
fore the gun wa fired, and she went
Into the raoe penalized by two seconds
on that account
The additional ballast which waa put
Columbia can take her measure in light
alra or la a gale of wind.
The crew of the 8hamrock have given
it up Ihey-ar now -auYinc4 that -
we have the better boat Before the
race of Monday they had the most su
preme confidence in their ability to
win with the Shamrock. '
"There was no living with them,"
said one of the Yankee tars on the
Shamrock's tender, Lawrence. "They
did not think their boat would win
they absolutely knew it They would
not even hear arguments. After they
returned from the race Monday they
were sore, and would not speak to
each other. Now they are frank
enough to admit that the Columbia Is
the better boat by 10 minutes over a
into her yesterday also seems to have' SO-mlle course.'
the attack ' been Wunde!r e part of her man-j The boats will race again tomorrow,
agers, a it Increased the size of the j and even if the Columbia wins, it la
body to be forced through the water, j possible that two more racie will, be'
and. In the light air that prevailed to-j sailed. A proposiUon to this effect has
day, retarded Instead of increased hen been made, and Sir Thomas seem
speed. , , anxious that It be carried out.
What the Shamrock may be able to He has been greatly disappointed In
do In rough weather and a stiff wind the showing his boat has made, but
is still problematical, but, after the eve she might do better over a tri-
'...t,Ki ,,,. . ' angular course In a heavier wind, and
drubbing she has received, experts are , ,. . , , .
' has said he would be very much
almost unanimous In the belief that the! phased tc sail two more races.
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Seven hulMred Boers surprised aj The supreme court says the pmmul-
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A relief party of 25 police, sent from'
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