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EVENTS OF THE DAI
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News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection or ItamS Fnwj
the Two llamtapharsia Preaanted
tn Condensed Form.
A national billiard association ma;
soon be in the field.
Washington is said to be the mosf
productive of the Funning group ol
It is rumored that A. D. Clarke, an
Englishman, may try for the cup to get
even with Lord Dunraven.
Colonel Frost says the stories oi
American soldiers looting churches is
absoultely false. He praises Otis.
The nniversity of Oregon will play
football against the university of Cali
fornia at Berkeley campus November 18,
St. Louis' world's fair is to be a
great one. The fund has already
reached $4,000,000. The total amount
aimed at is $5,000,000.
The White Star steamer Germanic
collided with a barge near Liverpool
and was seriously injured. She wil!
not sail for New York this trip.
Reverend McKinnon asserts that
General Luna, the rebel chief killed by
Aguinaldo's orderly, had killed hir
wife and mother-in-law in Paris and
A Paris dispatch says Russia has no
interest in Kruger's people or their lit
tle republic, and will not interfere.
Germany is sal to be friendly to the
A giant brass combine is being
formed which it is stated will comprise
all the plants in the Naugatuck valley,
Connecticut. The main office will b
In New York city.
At Paris, Mo., the grand jury re
turned an indictment for murder in the
first degree against Alexander Jester,
on the charge of murdering Gilbert
Gates, son of a Chicago millionaire, 28
The 19 Russian men-of-war in th
Pacific will shortly be reinforced by
six ships from the Eastern squadron
The Berlin Tageblutt sees in this a con
nection with the rumors of the Chino
Secretary Long will make a recom
mendation for but a limited increase o:
the new navy in his forthcoming annual
report. He will devote most of hit
energies to urging aliolition of limit o'
cost in the construction of battleships
' Herr Hopeff, ex-treasurer of the Al
bert Verein, a charitable organization
under the patronage of the king and
queen of Saxony, was sentenced to im
prisonment for four years and nine
months for misappropriating 250,000
marks of the society's funds.
ThB Burghers are said to have secured
the services of 13,000 natives.
Prolongation of war beyond British
expectations is now said to be certain.
The navy department is to give Mar
coni's wireless telegraphy a practical
England will expect the Boers to
pay the cost of war when the end
The government of Venezuela has
been turned over to Castro, who seems
to be very popular.
United States army officers have
been sent to South Africa to watch the
progress of the war.
Fifteen sick men of the Iowa regi
ment are now in the general hoepitul
t the Presidio, Sun Francisco.
Russia has at last agreed that the
claim resulting from the seizure of
seals in Behring sea shall be arbitrated.
Ho Ilo is stirred by the expectation
of important fighting. Volleys are be
ing tired at the American outposts
Colonel John B. Yates, one of Gen
eral Sherman's main supports in the
famous march to the sea, is dead at
The battleships Texas and Indiana
are to go out of commission, as the
officers and men ' are needed in the
Philippines. Others may follow.
A Berlin dispatch says telegrams
from Brussels announce that in the
Transvaal legation circles it is stated
that France and Russia will not per
mit the annexation of the Transvaal
and Orange Free State to England.
At Atchison, Kan., two robbers shot
and killed one man and wounded an
other in a Btore, which they later rob
bed. They were pursued by a posse
and they shot and killed a policeman
and another man, both members of the
Canada has made a new proposition
for permanent settlement of the Alaska
dispute. She again asks for arbitra
tion on terms similar to those imposed
by the United States and Great Britain
over Venezuela. Fifty years of occu
pancy is considered conclusive evi
dence of title. She is willing to give
up Skagway and Djea, but wants Pyra
One hundred years ago it was consid
ered a wonderful achievement for ten
men to manufacture 48,000 pins a day.
Now three make 7,500,000 pins in the
It is complained that the blacksmiths
of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth
show lack of interest in the operation
of the horseshoers' license law. The
members of the craft in Duluth were so
disinterested that they conceded theut
vacancy to the board of examiners ta
FORCED TO SURRENDER.
An ollicial dispatch received in Lon
don from General White, commanding
the English forces atLadysmith, states
that the Dublin fusilier, a mounted
battery and the Gloucester regiment,
were surrounded and forced to surren
der to the Boers.
This Iors to the British deprives
them of 2,000nicn andjKivcn big guns.
Americans iu'Loudon' will send a
hospital ship to South Africa.
The recuperative powers of the Boers
are regarded with wonder by the
The South American republics will
try to patch up their difficulties by ar
bitration. The Peruvian cocoa crop is a failure.
The plants were damaged by insects
and the price has already doubled.
A professional baseball league for
1900, to include Seattle, Tacoma, Port
land and Vancouver, B. C, is now on
Admiral Schley will go to South
Africa in command of the South At
lantic squadron to protect American
interests during the progress of the war.
Interesting experiments of Marconi's
system on warships resulted iu wire
less telegraph messages being success
fully transmitted over 29 miles of
Professor Arthur McGiffert, of Union
seminary. New York, refuses to quietly
resign from the Prosbyterian ministry,
and another heresy trial seems inevi
table. The president, it is said, considers
that the Germans and British caused
the trouble at Samoa and that they
should pay the greater portion of the
At Kamloopa, B. C, John Hayes is
to be tried for murder, lie is accused
by the confession of his sister of hav
ing killed her husband, she acting ai
Dwight L. Townsend, founder of the
Postal Telegraph Company, United
Lines Telegraph Company and the fam
ous Havemeyer sugar factory, is dead
at New York.
In his message President McKinlcy
will ask for an appropriation for a
commission to bo appointed to investi
gate the commercial and industrial con
dition of the Chinese empire.
Bell had a hot brush with the insur
gents at West Guagua, killing foui
rebel officers and wounding 18 men.
One enlisted man was killed and a cap
tain and lieutenant wounded.
The Aberdeen Packing Company'
cannery at Fairhaven, Wash., was
burned. All machinery and stock, in
cluding 15,000 cases of canned salmon,
went up in smoke; loss, $150,000.
Captain Leary, the naval governor of
the island of Guam, in the Ladrones,
was forced to adopt heroic measures tc
enforce his administration. The friare
were hostile to his orders so he invited
them to leave.
The Boer loss at Eland's Laagto wai
86 killed und 64 wounded.
John Barrett, ex-United States min
ister to Siam, is lecturing in the South.
Eight men were buried alive by a
cave-in on the Isabella mine at Cripple
President McKinley and Secretary
Long attended the launching of the Shu
brick at Richmond, Va.
The Twentieth Kansas volunteers
have been mustered out. They left for
home on a special train.
Colonel Ray thinks the Valdes trail,
an all-American route to the Alaskan
gold fields, suitable for a railroad.
Agents of the Transvaal government
are in Chicago soeking to enlist Amer
icans for service in the ranks of the
With impressive military honors the
body of General Guy V. Henry was
buried at Arlington cemetery, Wash
ington. The move for the increase of the Ger
man navy was made by Emperor Wil
liam in person, and as yet is wholly
The Fourth infantry, 1,200 officers
and men, has left Fort Riiey, Kansas,
for San Francisco, en route to the
A circular issued by the Ohio repub
lican state executive committee, solic
iting contributions from federal em
ployes has been declare by the civil
service board, contrary to law.
According to the latest reports from
Cape Town , General Joubert has joined
hands with the Free State forces, and
there has been some outpost fighting.
President Kruger has arrived at Glen
coe. Michael Hatal was killed while per
forming a feat of magic in catching
bullets in his teeth, at New York.
Leaden bullets had been substituted by
some one for the usual ''dummy" arti
cle. General Fitzhugh Lee, while visiting
in Washington, said in an interview
that the Cuban people are steadily im
proving under the existing protectorate
of the United States, but are not yet
quite ready for purely Cuban govern
ment. A desperate street fight between
members of a Tennessee colony recently
located at North Salem, Ind., and citi
eens of North Salem, resulted in the
instant death of one man and the fatal
wounding of another, and minor injur
ies for many others.
The special correspondent of the Lon
don Daily Mail at Ladysmith, describes
the arrival of the war balloon there.
It was welcomed, he said, with wild
dances by the Kaffirs, who regard it as
a deity. General White and General
Archibald Hunter both ascended nod
reconnoitered the enemy's position.
HOSTILE TO HIS ORDERS.
Asserlcsm Naval Governor Forced Friars
to Leave (luam.
Washington, Nov. 1. The navy
department today received a report
from Captuin Leary, the naval gover
nor of the island of Guam, in the La
drones. The president himself has
read the report, his interest being par
ticularly attracted by the disclosure of
the fact that the first American gover
nor of an island has already been
obliged to adopt heroio measures to in
sure the proper administration of affairs
Leary soon learned his authority as
governor was being subverted and every
measure of reform which he proposed
was being defeated by the hotsile in
fluence of friars. They resisted every
decree, in the belief that any disturb
ance of the order cts. V'i.ns' which gov
erned the island for so many years
would cause them to lose their hold
ujwn the natives.
After exhausting all other means to
overcome this influence, Leary reporti
he was obliged to notify a half dozen
friars that they might have free trans
portation from the island and he should
expect them to avail themselves of the
They left. But one friar is in the is
land and he was a man of such charac
ter and reputation as to convince Leary
of his fitness to remain.
Troops Ready to 3fova.
Vancouver Barracks, Nov. 1. Majoi
Rudolph G. Ebert, medical director,
and Captain P. G. Willis went to Port
land yesterday and made a thorough
inspection of the transports Pennsyl
vania and Olympia, and found every
thing in such good conditon that there
is no reason to delay the sailing of the
ships when the necessary coaling is fin
ished. From private information received
from Manila, it is learned that Majot
Henry Wygant, Twenty-fourth infan
try, has been granted a sick leave ol
absence, and will return to this post.
Major Wygant served through the en
tire Cuban campaign without any seri
ous illnev, but since his arrival in the
Philippines, aliout six months ago, he
has been a constant sufferer from rheu
matism, and a change of climate has
been ordered, in the hope of affording
Marconi System in Navy.
New York, Oct. 80. The navy de
partment has begun a series of experi
ments with the Marconi system of wire
less telegraphy with the object of de
termining its practicability for general
use for naval purposes on sea and land.
The experiments will extend over a pe
riod of several days, and the results in
detail will be set forth in a report to
be submittted to the bureau of equip
ment by a board of naval experts,
which has been anpointed especially for
The particular object of the tests
was to determine the practicability of
using the system for short signaling
while squadrons are at sea. Marconi's
system, if it does all that is claimed,
would be of immense advantage in this
work. The afternoon exjieriments con
sisted of six tests, all of which were
Bold Daylight Robbery.
St. Louis, Nov. 1. Robert B. Jen
nings, secretary and treasurer of the
Broadway cable line, was robbed of
$1,043 in cash and $48,750 in checks
while standing on a rear platform of a
Broadway car at Broadway and Wash
ington avenue, at noon today. The
police attempted to suppress the facts
and as a consequence the news was not
known generally until three or four
hours 1 ater in the day. The robbery,
committed in broad daylight, on one of
the busiest corners of St. Louis, is re
garded as one of the most daring
crimes in local police annals.
Fighting Near Hafeklng.
Lorenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay, Nov.
1. A dispatch received here today,
under date of October 80, says General
Cronje, the Boer commander, an
nounced that the British garrison at
Mafeking made a bayonet attack on
Commandant Louw's laager near
Grandstand, but were repulsed, leav
ing six dead on the field, and it was
believed many of the attacking party
The dispatch adds that Colonel
Baden-Powell asked for an armistice
in order to ,bury the dead. General
Cronje consented to this, the Boers as
sisting in . placing-thi "3ead in the
wagon going to Mafeking.
Durban, Natal, Oct. 80. An inter
esting incident in connection with the
Eland's Laagto fight is reported here.
When the fire of the British guns be
came too hot, eight Bers ran forward
out of cover, and, standing' together,
coolly opened fire at the Imperial
Light Horse guards, with the evident
purpose f drawing the latter's fire
while their comrades retired. Seven of
the brave fellows were killed.
fThe Spanish commissioners who en
tered the insurgent lines report that
there are 14 American prisoners at Tar
lac, all of whom are well treated.
Lieutenant Gilmore, of the United
States gunboat Yorktown, who fell into
the hands of the insurgents at Baler, on
the east coast of Luzon, last April,
where the Yorktown had gone on a
special mission to relieve the Spanish
garrison, is at Bingat.
Fishing Crew in Hard Situation.
St. John, N. B., Oct. 81. The
Bteamer Labrador, just arrived from a
trip along the Labrador coast, reports
that a fishing crew of 30 people are on
a desolate island, off the northern sec
tion of the coast, w! ere they have been
utterly abandoned for some time, ow
ing to the fact that the instructions for
a vessel to bring them down mis
carried. A steamer must be sent to
their assistance promptly or they will
perish with cold and hunger.
YOUNG IS ADVANCING
Rebels Under White Flag Fire
on a Gunboat.
THE CRAFT LATER RAN AGROUND
General Bates lies Been Recalled From
th North and Ordered to the
Manila, Oct. 81. General Young,
with the infantry, is advancing upon
Cabanatuan under difficulties. The
country is furrowed with rivers and
deep ravines, the bridges over which
have been destroyed; the mud is deep,
rations are short, and the transporta
tion of supplies has been delayed by
low .water, and the poor condition of
the roads. There are sufficient stores,
however, to keep the brigade. The in
surgents for a long time have lived off
the country, impoverishing it. The
American horses are not yet accus
tomed to the native gross and a long
bullock train loft San Fernando carry
ing hay for the cavalry.
; The Spaniards report that there are
no insurgents at Cabanatuan. The
gunboat Laguna de Bay dispersed a
force of rebels who were engaged in
constructing trenches beyond Santa
Rosa. The boat was fired upon by a
party of insurgents bearing a white
flag. She is now aground.
Numbers of Chinese are coming to
Angeles from Tarlac, paying the insur
gents for the privilege. It is reported
that Aguinaldo and the Filipino con
gress are still at Tar Inc.
There are about 8,000 insurgents be
fore Angeles. They have been quiet
for the past week.
Two thousand rebels are at Bamban,
five miles to the north.
General Bates has been recalled from
Pan Fernando, and ordered to sail for
the southern islands as soon as possi
ble. LADYSMITH INVESTED.
Situation Sufficiently Dangeroua to Ex
London, Oct. 81. The position ol
Ladysmith, without being alurming, h?
sufficiently dangerous to excite anx
iety. Evidently the Boers are trying
to repeat their Dundee tactics. Roughly
estimated, they have 17,000 men, as
against 12,000 British. General Sir
George Stewart White has the better
artillery, but his is of lesser range.
The delay in the Boer attack is reported
to be due to the non-arrival of Commandant-General
This has given the British a much
needed respite after their recent exer
tions. Everything, it is now considered,
hinges on General White's resources
and judgment. Nothing is known re
garding the progress of defensive works
for the protection of Ladysmith. The
censorship is more active than ever.
According to the Daily Chronicle's cor
respondent, "the new regulations limit
the number of words allowed for press
messages to one-fourth the number al
Farmers in the neighborhood of
Ladysmith have left their farms and
stock at the mercy of the Boers and are
congregated in the town.
Two guns the Boers have mounted
are powerful weapons. They are the
ones used in shelling Dundee, and it is
a matter of considerable surprise how
they managed to transport such heavy
BURNED TO DEATH.
Fourteen Persona Were Cremated In
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 28. News was
received here today that 14 people had
been burned to death at Faires, Bald
win county, about 80 miles northeast of
Mobile. Sometime Monday night lost
fire destroyed the dwellings of Harry
Gooodlaw and Samuel Smithson, cre
mating all the occupants of both houses.
The Goodlaw family consisted of
father, mother and six children. There
were six persons residing in the Smith
son home, the husband, wife, three
children, and a sister of Mr. Smithson.
The fires are believed to have been of
Storm in West Indies.
Santiago de Cuba, Oct. 81. After
days of continuous rain storms, a terri
fic hurricane from the southeast swept
over Santiago today, causing much des
truction. Twelve houses were wrecked
and others badly damaged. The un
precedented rainfall continues. Tele
graph wires are down, and it is impos
sible for vessels to enter . or leave the
harbor. A Ward liner has been de
layed four days. The United States
transport Burnside has been kept cruis
ing outside the harbor, and fears are
entertained for the safety of the fleet of
schooners from Hayti asd Jamaica that
usually arrive on Monday morning.
Jamaloa Was Swept.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 81. Re
ports of the severe rain storm that has
swept the conutry arrived from various
points and confirm the fear that exten
sive damage has been done. The Kio
Cobre inundated Spanishtown, doing
considerable harm. All the railroad
lines are interrupted, and most of the
highways are impassable in conse
quence of the floods and landslides.
Advices from the town of Black River
report great damage to shipping and
wharves, as well as serious injury to
Six Hundred Sheep Cremated.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 81. The
sheep pons at the stockyards, covering
an entire block, were destroyed by fire
but night, and 600 head of sheep were
cremated. Four firemen were seriuoely
injured by falling walls, and one of
them, Charles Peterson, driver of a
hook-and-ladder truck, may die. The
loss is estimated at $90,000.
BURNED AT SEA.
Destruction at the tleorge B. Ktetaon OB
the Coast of Formosa.
San Francisco, Oct. 80. Mrs. P. W.
Patton, the wife of Captain Patten,
whose vepsel, the American ship George
B. Stetson, was burned at sea off the
coast of F'onnosa aliout two months
ago, has just arrived here, and tells a
graphic story of the destruction of the
vessel. She was the only woman
"I did not underotand at first when
the alarm was given," said Mrs. Pat
ton, "but a moment later my husband
came into the cabin and told me to
hurry and clothe the baby and myself
for a trip in an open boat. By the
time I was clothed and reached the
deck, the flames had got aft as far as
the mainmast, and the rigging almost
above my huadjvw all abU. . ...
"The longboat was in the water long
side with eight of the crew. Just as
I got into the boat there was a loud
roar and the skylight and roof of the
cabin were lifted off by an explosion of
the gases that had formed in the room
aft. A moment later the whole ship
was a mass of flames, and as we pulled
away the mainmast fell. A few min
utes later there was a sudden roll, and
the ship went down.
"Two days and two nights we were
in that bout. About noon of the sec
ond day we saw land and that evening
we landed on the little island of Ti Pin
Tsen, which was taken from the Chi
nese by the Japanese during the recent
war. We landed at a small village of
the natives and the baby and I were
the greatest curiosities the natives had
The George B. Stetson was bound
from Portland, Or., for Tien Tsin, with
a cargo of railroad lumber, in com
mand of Captain Patton. She had a
crew of 20 men. On the evening of
September 10, off the east coast of For
mosa, smoke was discovered coming up
out of the forepeak. Captain Patton
tried to rally his crew, but they were
panic-stricken, and paid no heed to dis
cipline. The boats were launched to
save them from burning.
From the island the survivors of the
Stetson went to Nagasaki in a small
Inspection at Vancouver.
Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 80. Tele
graphic orders from the adjutant-general's
office in Washington were re
ceived today, directing the military
authorities of this department to re
ceive no more recruits for volunteer
The Thirty-ninth regiment, United
States volunteer infantry, and two
companies of the Forty-fifth, recruited
here, were given general inspection to
day by Captain Henry P. McCain, as
sistant adjutant-general, department of
tho Columbia, who was appointed in
specting officer for this special purpose.
The inspection was thorough in
every detail of camp and field service
Two hundred and fourteen pack
mules and 80 men arrived here today
from St. Louis. The mules are intend
ed for use of the army in the Philip
pines, and will be sent on the transport
Lennox from Portland.
Havana, Oct. 80. General Rios
Rivera, ex-civil governor of the prov
ince of Havana, whoso withdrawal
from the governorship was reported
as a resignation, denies that he re
signed. He says he was dismissed,
and that he does not know upon what
grounds the dismissal was ordered.
He admits that he had recently re
marked that he would resign in the
event that at least one of the three
nominations he had made to publio
office was not approved, but he attrib
utes his dismissal to the direct in
fluence of Senor Domingo Mendoz Ca
pote, secretary of state in the advisory
cabinet of Governor-General Brooke.
He Took Tax Money.
Eugene, Or., Oct. 80. Deputy Sher
iff II. J. Day has been found to be a
defaulter to the amount of a little more
than $2,100. He went to Portland
last Friday on business, and tele
graphed his wife from Portland Sun
day, that he would be home Tuesday.
Since then nothing has been heard o
A reward of $100 has been offered
for his arrest. His defalcation is a
great surprise to his friends, as he has
always been considered trustworthy.
The money taken was tax money col
lected in the past two months.
Disappearance at Sea.
Washington, Oct. 80. News was re
ceived at the war department of the ar
rival of the hospital ship Relief at Ma
nila. She reported the disappearance
at sea, between Guam and Manila, of
Lieutenant Robert D. Carmody, who
went to Guam with a marine battalion
on the Yosemite, when Captain Leary
was sent out as governor to take posses
sion of the island. There are no details
of the occurrence. It appears Carmody
was taken aboard at Guam, presumably
sick, and on orders home, or else cn
furlough. It is thought possible he
may have jumped overboard while de
lirious. Missouri at Port Said.
Port Said, Oct. 80. The United
States transport Missouri, with a large
quantity of medical supplies and a
number of nurses, has arrived here, en
route to Manila.
Helen Gould and Mormonlsm.
New York, Oct. 80. Miss Helen
Gould has given $6,000 to the League
for Social Service to be used in a cru
sade against Mormonism. The league
has issued 1,000,000 pamphlets in pur
suance of Miss Gould's directions.
i They are aimed directly at Mormonism
and Brigham II. Roberts, as congress
man, and will be distributed all over
the country. When they are exhausted
millions more will follow them. The
pamphlets and blank petitions will be
sent to 50,000 clergymen,
SHELLED THE TOWN
The Boers Opened Fire on
ENGAGEMENT OF SEVERAL HOURS
Casualties of the British Estimated at
From HO to 100 Boer I.usvvs
Ladysmith, Nov. 1. Firing com
menced at 5 A. M. this morning, the
Boers shelling Ladysmith with 40
pounders. After seven shots the British
gunners sdeceeded in silencing the Boer
force. A force of 1!hts is now advanc
ing on the British left flank.
The advance was made at dawn with
the object of shelling the Boers from
the position where yesterday they had
mounted a number of guns. On reach
ing the sjxtt, however, it was found
that they had evacuated the jiosition.
The British continued to advance and
the movement developed into a reeon
noissanco in force. The enemy were
posted on a range of hills, having a
frontage of about 16 miles.
The British force was disposed in the
following order: On the right the
regiments of cavalry, four batteries of
the Royal field artillery and five bat
talions of infantry; in the center three
battalions of the Royal field artillery,
two regiments of cavalry and four in
fantry battalions, and on the left the
Royal Irish fusiliers, the Gloucester
shire regiment, and the Tenth moun
This force had been detailed to guard
our left flank at a late hour last night.
General White's plan of operations
was that, as the movement developed,
the force constituting our center,which
was disposed under cover of a kopje
about three miles from the town,
should throw itself upon the enemy,
while the left flank was being held by
the fusiliers and the Gloucesters.
The scheme was well devised, but
failed in execution, owing to the fact
that the Boer position, which formed
our objective, was evacuated. Our ar
tillery quickly reduced the volume of
the enemy's fire, but the attack deliv
ered on our right flank was the princi
pal one, and the column was compelled
to change. The Boer attack hud been
silenced for a time, and our infantry
advanced, covered by cavalry.
The enemy now began to develop a
heavy counter-attack, and as they were
tn great numerical superiority, General
White gave orders for the infantry to
be gradually withdrawn. The move
ment was carried out with groat stead
iness and deliberation, under cover of
our guns, which made excellent prac
tice. Some shells were thrown into tho
town from the enemy's 40-ponnders, at
a range of over 6,000 yards, but no
damage was done. The engagement
lasted several hours, and resulted, on
our side, in casualties estimated at
from 80 to 100. The Boer losses must
have largoy exceeded this total.
The attack was admirably delivered
by our right, and the Boers were fairly
driven out of one of their strongholds
near Lombardskop. It was not possi
ble, however, to push the success much
further, as boyond that point lay a
long, broken bridge, affording every
kind of natural cover. Of this the en
emy took the fullest advantage.
Our shells failed to dislodge the
Boers, and as our infantry moved
forward in extended order, they came
under a heavy and well-directed riflo
fire, the effect of which was apparent.
General White, who was with the
center, seeing that the troops on the
right were somewhat pressed, sent to
their assistance the whole center col
umn, with the exception of the Devon
The battle had then listed four
hours, during which the artillery fire
on both sides had been almost inces
sant. The naval brigade, which landed at
Durban, had arrived on the scene
toward the end of the fight, and imme
diately brought their heavy guns into
play. Their practice was magnificent.
At the fourth shot the enemy's 40
pounders had been knocked out of ac
tion. The town is now freed from appre
hensions of bombardment.
Throughout the engagement the
Boers held their ground with courage
and tenacity, and, considering the in
tensity of our artillery fire, they must
have suffered severely.
Hobart Very Sick.
New York, Nov. 1. Vice-President
Hobart, who has been ill for weeks at
his home in Paterson, N. J., suffered
a relapse this morning. He had a suc
cession of choking spells, resulting
from an imperfect action of the heart,
an old affliction, complicated with in
flammation of the stomach. Mr. Ho
bart has not been able to attend to his
private affairs for the past two or three
days, and an intimate friend has been
given power of attorney to attend to his
East Liverpool, Nov. 1. Seven hun
dred girls employed in ,the biscuit
warehouse and tho dipping and stamp
ing deportmetns of nearly every pottery t
in the city struck this morning for
Ferry Cat in Two.
New York, Nov. 1. The Pennsyl
vania ferry-boat Chicago, plying be
tween Jersey City and New York, was
cut in two by the steamer City of Au
gusta, of the Savannah line, at 12:36
this morning, on the New York side oi
the North river. She went down in
seven or eight minutes. There were
between 80 or 40 people on board, foul
being women. It is supposed that
several persons were drowned, though
there is no positive proof of this assur.