Fort Wayne Sentinel, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1899, Fort Wayne, Indiana
WEATHBB HIDICATIOXI. j FAIB TONIQHT AND TUESDAY; CONTINUED WARM. ON IX TOUCH. and Stllen All. Bead The Sentinel Wont Make Trading, Easy and prompt. ESTABLISHED 1833. FORT WAYNE, IND., MONDAY, OCT. 23, 1899. PRICE TWO CENTS. WILL BE LAWTON. INDIANAN SOLDIEK TO BE A BRIGADIER GENERAL. APPOINTMENT DECIDED UPON BATES TO BE MAJOR GENERAL OF VoiitJHTEEBS.. FUNSTON KEEPS HIS STARS IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE SOON. New York, Oct. special to the Herald from Washington says: Three Important military appoint- ments have been decided upon: Brig. Gen. John C. Bates, U. S. V., and colonel oi the Second infantry, regular army, to be major general of volunteers, to fill the original va- cancy caused by the increase in the enlisted force. Maj. den! H. W. Lawton, U. S. V., and colonel in the inspector general's department, regular army, .to be brigadier general of the regular army, vice Burke, retired. Brig. Ben. Frederick Funston, IT. S. V., to be retained as brigadier gen- eral of volunteers, to fill the original vacancy caused by the increase in the enlisted force. TEAM DRIVERS IN SESSION. Detroit, Mich., Oct. thirty delegate! and all the interna- tional oOcers are attending the sec- ond annual convention of the Team Drivers' International union of the United States and Canada, which Is In saulon here. The nnion, which has a membership of 5.0OO in thirty- six branches scattered over the United States and Canada, was or- gwiised last .December in Kansas City. Revision of the constitution and discussion of measures for the extension of the membership is the principal business'before conven- tion. SECRETARY tONO COMMENDED. Flttsburg, Oct. were adopted at today's session of the Woman's Home Missionary society of the M. S. church commending Secrer tary Long for his recent official de- cision forbidding the sale of strong drink in the navy, an4l requesting President McKtnley to give his sanc- tion to the enforcement of the anti- canteen law. Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk, of New York, was re-elected presi- dent. RECEIVED BY THE PRINCE. London, Oct. Prince of Wales today received former Presi- dent Harrison in audience at Marl- borough House. Mr. Harrison was accompanied by United States Am- bassador Choate. After the audience Mr. Harrison visited the house of commons, accompanied by A. J. Bal- four, the government leader in the house and first lord of the treasury. THE CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS Uln Korst, of Winter street, was kicked in the stomach by a vic- ious .Sunday morning. Mr. Korst went to the stable to hitch up 'the animal, preparatory to taking a drive, and when he was adjusting some of the harness the animal let fly with both hind feet, striking Mr. Korst in the stomach and knocking him unconscious. He was picked up by his relatives and soon revived. It was found that he had been badly cut and bruised, but it is not thought that any internal injuries resulted. The horse was one purchased by Korst last week. HORSES RAN AWAY. Messrs. E. M. Power and R. O. Hart, accompanied by two young la- dies, smarted out to visit friends In the country on Sunday morning be- hind a team of- spirited horses. A short distance south of the poor farm tlia .animals became unmanageable and started at top speed down the road, amid a chorus of-frightened shrieks from the young ladies. When the team reached a cross road, they In doing so overturned the rig, spill- tried tp go in different directions and ing the. occupants on the road. It was found that no one was injured and after rehltchlng the horses tho party proceeded to the farm of a friend, where they spent the rest o] the day. STRUCK BY A CAR. Helen Reese, 10 years old, residing at the corner of John street and Creightdn avenue, was struck by a Hanna street car on Saturday after- noon about 5 o'clock. The little girl was rendered unconscious and was carried to her home, where she was attended by a physician. It was found that beyond the shock and a few bruises the little girl was uninjured. OTHER ACCIDENTS. A little son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Helm, of Maumee avenue, fell from a chair Saturday morning and broke his arm. Dr. Harrod attended the in- jury. lisa Nellie Fisher, of Lakeside, collided with another bicyclist and was thrown with some force from her wheel. She was badly shaken up and sustained a sprained arm. GREAT RUSH FOR BEST SEATS HEAVY SALE FOR THE CLUB LEAGUE PROGRAM. Many Persons Were in Line All Night to Get Early Choice of Sold. Numerous heavy-eyed individuals stood in line at Princess ring all night to get an early choice of seats '.or the course of entertainments to be given by the Woman's Club league and when the issue of numbers for place began at 6 o'clock this morning there were one hundred and twenty- six who received them. The assemblage of purchasers was made up for the most part of young men and boys and In many instances their enthusiasm was of a mercenary nature, begotten of premium received on each ticket from those who will attend the course and who had made it an object for the young specu- to remain on guard during the weary vigil. Tradition says the irllest arrival on the scene reached Princess rink at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. He had brought his lunch with him and came to make a night of it. Within a short time others be- gan putting in an appearance and by I o'clock this morning the total in Ine was seventy-eight, and many of them had adopted the lunch plan of :he original arrival. As the morn- ing- hours dawned others fell into Ine and many of them purchased the Imit of ten tickets. The best seats, of course, went early. The principal rush was at ;he opening of the box office at 9 o'clock, but at no time during the 'orenoon was the window vacant. There are still many purchasers dur- ng the afternoon, but the sale Is said to be hardly as great as upon the opening day last year. Up to noon there had been about 800 seats reserved and this afternoon sales will bring the total up to about It is still possible to secure' ixcellent places and the down-town sale will begin tomorrow. HEAVY' BOER LOSS. Glencoe Camp, Oct. n attack made by the Boer forces un- der General Lucas Mecers on the British position Saturday enabled the British forces to score another signal success. The Boer column was driven pell-mell over the plains, oslngr over three hundred killed aud wounded. In addition, the British captured several hundred horses and made many prisoners, who are being well cared for. The Boer hospital has been taken under the wing of the British hos- pital corps, as the Boers had only a single doctor with a primitive staff, who were quite unable to cope with ;he wounded. As it has been raining all night ong and the weather is heavy and misty, it is hardly expected that the Boers will make another attack to- day. POLICE NEWS. Sergeant Stevens has been ailing for several days and was off duty two or three nights. Dorothal Johnson reports to the police the loss of a pocketbook which contained two or three dollars in money. Captain Daseler is reported much improved in health, hut he is still unable to, resume his duties on the police force. John Morarity and Thomas Marsh, two drunks arrested by Officer Pap- pert, were arraigned before the mayor this morning. Marsh was sent to jail for sixteen days and Mornrity was released. Herman Schwank, a German, whose clothes appeared to have been .n close proximity to a dog's teeth recently, was arrested for climbing on moving trains. The mayor or- dered the fellow to leave town. Officer White recovered a wheel which had been stolen from No. 17 West Creighton avenue. It had probably been used by some lad who wanted a cheap ride and took a dan- gerous way to get it. MUSICAL AT NEW HAVEN. Saturday evening last, at their pretty home in New Haven, Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Pond gave a musical in compliment to Misses Delia Balder and Maud Null, who are about to leave the pretty little village. In- strumental music was, furnished by the New Haven Mandolin club and Misses Maud Caps and Alice Schnelker played a piano duet. There were songs by Misses Lillie A. Miller, Beatrice Beuter, 'Delia Balder, Bert M. Gorrell and a quar- tette. After the musical a delicious luncheon was served, to which all tho guests did ample justice. Robert Pardee Is in Huntlngton visiting Donald Purvlauce. KRUGER WILL QUIT. REPORT THAT TRANSVAAL IS TO SURRENDER. TO STOP UNCONDITIONALLY TERRIFIC FIGHTING OCCURS AT ELANDSLAAGTE. SPLENDID VALOR OF BOERS BRITISH LOSSES REPORTED VERT HEAVY. London, special dis- patch from Cape Town dated Sun- day, says that advices received there from Pretoria report President Kru- ;er as now being in favor of an un- conditional surrender. It is added that it is expected the executive council will meet on Monday or Tuesday to discuss the advisability of such n step. The report, it is stated here, must be accepted with reserve. First Manchester regiment Eleven non-commissioned officers and men killed and twenty-six wounded. Gordon non- commissioned officers and fifteen men killed and fifteen non-commis- sioned officers and sixteen men wounded. CAPTURE OF ELANDSLAAGTE. London, October war of- fice Sunday afternoon published the following dispatch to the secretary of state for war, the Marquis of Lans- downe, from the general commanding in Natal, Sir George Stewart White, regarding the engagement Saturday at Elandslaate, between Glencoe and Ladysmith, when the British under General French routed the Transvaal forces under Gen. Tan H. M. Kock, second in command in the Transvaal army, who was himself wounded and captured and has since died: "In the action at Elandslaagte Sat- urday the troops engaged were the following: Lancers, a squad- ron of the Fifth Dragoon Guards, the Imperial Light Horse and two squad- rons of Natal carbineers. field bat- tery, Forty-second field battery and Natal field battery., Devonshire regi- ment, half a battalion of the Gordon Highlanders and the Manchester reg- .meut. FRENCH IN COMMAND. "Tho whole force was under Gen- eral French, with Col. Ian Hamilton commanding the infantry. I was present in person from p. m. to p. m., but did not assume direc- tion of the fight, which was left in the hands of General French." LOSSES AT ELANDSLAAGTE. London, Oct. official dis- mtch from Lady smith, the British leadquartera in Natal, dated 10 p. m. yesterday, gives the following 1st of "casualties among the promi- nent Boers at the battle of Elonds- aagte: General Viljoen, killed. General Kock, wounded and cap- tured. (Since died.) General Kock's son, killed. Colonel Schiel (German officer commanding the wounded and a prisoner. Commander Pretorius, wounded, irisoner. Several Boer standards captured. BRITISH LOSSES. The following is an official list of the British casualties at the battle of Elandslaagte: Imperial Light Colonel Scott-Chisholm. Wounded: Major Sampson, Captain Orr, Cap- tain Mullens, Lieutenant Curry, Lieutenant Shore, Lieutenant Barns, Lieutenant Forbes, Lieuten- ant Campbell, Lieutenant Norman. Second battery of field Wounded: Captain Campbell, Lieu- tenant Captain Brooks, Seventh hussars. First Devonshire regiiment Wounded: Captain Lafone, Lieuten- ant Gunning, Lieutenant Hayley, Lieutenant Green. First Devonshire regiment Wounded: Colonel Curran, Captain Melville, Captain Newbigging, Cap- tain Paton, Lieutenant Danks. First Leicestershire Killed: Lieutenant Banna. Gordon Ma- Denne, Lieutenant Monroe, Lieu- Lenant Murray, Lieutenant Brad- bury. Wounded: Lieutenant Col- onel Conyngham, Major Wright, Captain Haldane, Captain Buchanan, Captain Mikeljohn, Lieu- tenant FJndlay, Lieutenant Gillat, Lieutenant Campbell, Lieutenant Hennessy. The total number of casualties now stands forty-two killed and 155 wounded; grand total, 197. THE RANK AND FILE. The following casualties occurred among the rank and file: Fifth troopers wounded. Imperial Light ser- geants and four troopers killed and thirty-five non-commissioned o cers and men wounded; one man missing. Twenty-first field gunners wounded. Forty-second field gunners and a driver wounded. First Devonshire ty-nine non-commissioned officers and men wounded. VALOR OF THE BOERS. London, Oct. British vic- ories in Natal, following each other n quick succession, though accom- panied by heavy losses on the side of the victors, bear striking testimony :o the valor of the vanquished Boers. They appear to have fallen victims to the very plan which they counted on to drive the British into the sea. They have been beaten In detail by counter strokes carefully considered nd'brilliantly carried out in the face of courageous opposition, wliich has done much to increase British respect 'or the burghers, whose splendid valor and determination it Is univer- sally admitted, reached the highest evel. Fuller accounts of Saturday's bat- tle at Elandslaagte emphasize the splendid gallantry exhibited on both ides, and the superiority of the Brit- sh In a pitched battle, although the Boers fought with the greatest ten- acity to the last, only yielding when further fighting was hopeless. An armored train with the men of the Manchester regiment appeared on the left, at Ladysmith, at day- break Saturday, in support of the fohannesburg Imperial Light Horse and the Natal field artillery, with the object of re-opening commu- nication at Elandslaagte. The artillery took up a position above the town and shelled the rail- way station, from which the Boers out, and the British mounted in- fantry entering the place, released the English prisoners. THE BOER POSITION. The Boers, numbering some nen, with three guns, occupied a commanding position. They poured such a well-directed fire upon the British and their scouts were so ac- tive that the British force steadily retired until reinforcements arrived, when the mounted infantry was sent to drive the Boer scouts from the ridge on the right. A large force of mixed cavalry, in the meantime, steadily advanced over the plain and up the hill on the right. The lancers were met with n deavy fusllade, while on the left n British, battery opened fire with good effect. The British infantry, who had de- barked from the railway train in the interim, advanced steadily over the plain and up the rocky ridge pre- viously cleared by the cavalry. The Boer artillery dropped shrap- nel into the advancing columns, but the British finally scaled the hill, whence they overlooked the broad valley to the three rocky hills form- ing the Boers' position, their camp being in the center. On the left cen- ter the Boers had a battery of three large guns. The smaller hills were also strongly held. On the Boor right was the station in a valley on the British left. The latter's cavalry was on both flanks, and a battery on the right was busy throwing shrapnel at the Boers'.bat- teries. The British infantry formed for the attack in extended order, be- hind the brow of a hill, the Devon- shires on the left, with four com- panies of the Manchester on General Gordon's right. At about 6 p. m. the infnntry ad- (Contlnued on Second Page.) IS BRITAIN'S FOE. MAUD GONNE IS GIVING AID TO THE BOERS. WILL GO TO THE TRANSVAAL TO RAISE HER ARM AGAINST ENGLAND. A NOTED IRISH CHAMPION SPOKE IN FORT WAYNE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. New York, Oct. Paris cable to the World says: Maud Gonne, the Irish heroine, is going to the Transvaal. England, of which the girl is the tireless foe, and France, where she resides and where she is universally beloved, are just now discussing the announcement. In the United States, too, she ha? friends without number, who will watch with profound interest the ef- fect produced by the appearance of 'The Tall Goddess of Blonde Flesh ind Auburn Hair" upon the Boers, whose cause she is going to espouse ind inspire. In Italy last year, at the time of tho riots of Milan, she once addressed in English a crowd-of the Italian la- borers. The audience grew deiiri- jusly entlmsiiistic. They carried her in triumph through the streets, and from that moment did blindly all that she desired them to do. ASSAILS ENGLAND. Just now Maud Gonne is in Ire- land. She is saying to her people: 'The hated race, whose main func- tion on the earth is to spollotf, has once more placed its hand at the :hroat of a weak antagonist. The English are trying to strangle an- other nation. Brothers, the cause of tho Transvaal Is our cause. All of you who are not kept hero by ab- solute obligations must come with me and fight with the Boers. 'The time for our own final strug- gle has not come. The.hour is not propitious, but there you can help ;he cause of right against might. Re- member that every blow struck at England is for the good of Ireland." All of which the audience ap- plauds with frenzy. Now is the en- :huslasm quite platonlc. Good infor- mation estimates at the num- ber of Irishmen who have already ;eft for South Africa or arc on their way there. Maud Gonne intends to ,eavf shortly herself to fight at the lead of this contingent. Meanwhile, one of her trusted lieutenants, Mc- Bride, a well known agitator, is or- ganizing and drilling the Irish forces as they reach Pretoria. RENOUNCED HER FRIENDS. She is the daughter of an officer in the Engineer Corps, a wealthy man of Irish blood, but absolutely loyal .o England. Marc than ten years ago she abandoned the court, renounced her friends, defied paternal anger, and cast her lot with the peasants. Maud Gonne became one of the greatest .powers in politics. She elected or defeated candidates at will. The leaders of the Irish representa- tives in parliament often had and liave come to terms with the young woman. Openly, Irishmen seek to obtain autonomy parliament of their own, which would speedily work out all desirable reforms. In reality, lit- tle faith is placed in the feasibility of this scheme. Even at present secret meetings are being held periodically in every city and hamlet. New distributions of arms and ammunition are made con- stnntly, and the oath renewed to rise at the signal and drive the hated 'Sassenagh" off the island or die in the attempt. The "signal" is expected from Paris where the most fervent chiefs have to live. Maud Gonne is tho moving spirit of this group of conspirators On the night of December 9, 1897, Maud Gonne spoke at Library hall in this city under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibomians. It was a magnificent audience and the tall stately .and beautiful Irish girl aroused her auditors to a tremendous pitch of enthusiasm as she spoke of Ireland's wrongs at the hands of England and the time that was com- ing when redress would be the por- tion of unhappy Erin. Miss OJonne made a profound impression. She made many acquaintances during hei short stay in the city and will be we! remembered by the hundreds who heard her nearly two years ago. general Lawton is Establishing a Base at San at Calamba. Washington, Oct. follow- ing telegram confirming the report of the death of Capt. Guy Howard was received at the war department rom General Otis today: "Manila, Oct. Guy How- ard, assistant quartermaster and inartermaster of volunteers, killed yesterday near .Arayat while on n auiich 011 Rio Grande river by con- cealed insurgents. His clerk, a civ- liaii employe and native wounded. Scouting detachment of Thirty-sixth encountered insurgents southwest of Santa Rita, scattering hem, killing six, capturing eight and ten rifles. No casualties. "General Lawton operating at San Isidro. The forwarding of supplies o that point continues attended with lome difficulty on account of lack of ran spoliation, which will be sup- jlied soon. "Insurgents in southern Luzon at- acked CalambaA These were driven iff. No casualties. "This morning Kline, commanding %t Calamba, vigorously attacked in- surgent force concentrating on his "ront; routed them from trenches and pursued three miles. His cas- ualties, one private killed, one. cor- joral and three privates wounded. Snemy's loss unknown." W. C. T. U. SESSIONS. Seattle, Wash., Oct. Sun day's rest the delegates to the W C. T. IT, convention went to work with enthusiasm today. Reports o various committees were read this morning and their discussion took up most of the day. FORMER GOVERNOR DEAD. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. Governor Hugh, Henry Osgood, of Connecticut, died yesterday at Man- lius, aged seventy-eight years. MINISTER TO ARGENTINA. Washington, Oct. P. Lord, of Oregon, has been appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Argentine Re- public. OPERATIONS NEAR MANILA CAPTAIN HOWARD KILLED FROM AMBUSH. Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. Capriano Castro, the insurgent com- mander during the recent revolution, has entered this city. A warm re- ception was accorded him. There was no trouble when Castro arrived and no fear of renewed flght- ng is felt, as everybody wants peace, without retalliation. WORCESTER WOULD NOT TALK. Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. Dean C. Worcester, of the Philippine ommission, arrived at his home here ast night for one day's stay en route rom Vancouver to Washington, where he will prese'nt his report to President McKinley. He refused to divulge anything tearing; upon the report, saying it must go to the president before it is riven out for publication. Prof. Worcester has taken about hree hundred photographs in the slands, but refused to release any of them for reproduction, saying: "They may be made a part of my final report. Many of them show ;he present state and methods of cul- ivation of the rice and sugar fields if the Philippines. The government .s entitled to the exclusive use of such photographs as it sees fit to ap- propriate." From this statement it is presumed ;hat Prof. Worcester has been en- gaged in gathering data and photo- graphic evidence of the agricultural of the Philippines." f IOWA BOYS SAFE IN PORT. San Francisco, Oct. LTnited States transport Senator, for the safety of which much fear has been expressed by ex-Minister Denby and others, arrived yesterday from Manila, having been exactly thirty days 011 the trip. She was in charge of Colonel Loper and brings the Fifty-first Iowa volunteer regiment, forty-nine officers and 769 men. Two days they waited at Yokohama for the typhoon then raging to sub- side, and they only encountered the fringe of the great storm. Only one death occurred on the ward Kissick, of company F, suc- cumbed to typhoid fever as the vessel was entering Nagasaki on October 7. ANTI-SEMITIC RIOTS. Vienna, Oct. riots broke out at Halleschau, Mora- via, yesterday evening1. Jewish houses were stoned, stores were pil- laged, a house was burned and the gendarmes charged the rioters, tak- ing three prisoners and injuring sev- eral cithers. The military finally re- stored order. Gladys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, A. L. Johns, is confined to her home, at 083 West Berry street with an attack of scarlet fever. The house has been quarantined. OFFICE IS i 3 1 r-I- I ANDB.ADE RAN AWAY WITfl NAMING CIPRIANO ENTERS CARACAS MUCH ENTHUSIASM BUT NO DIS- OEDBK. A REVOLUTION IN PANAMA A GENERAL UPRISING UN DEB WAY THESE. HEMPHILL REPORTS. Washington, Oct. follow- ng cablegram bearing on the revo- utionary situation in Venezuela, has been received by the navy depart- ment from the commander of the De- :rolt: "La Guayara, Oct. en- ercd Saracas Sunday evening. En- .husiastlc reception. Quiet in this vicinity, but factional differences awaiting adjustment. "Hemphlll." A cablegram from Minister Loomia dated at Caracas today says that An- drade's flight left the country with- out the succession being provided or. He gave no notice to conmil md his whereabouts are unknown. Minister Loomis' dispatch, as post- ed at the state department follows: "Cablegram from Minister Loomis, t Caracas, states that Andrada abandoned government without nott- ylng cabinet or government council as required by the constitution. Whereabouts unknown. Vice dent of Venezuela in full power no- cord ing1 to the constitution. An- Irode's flight held to vacate office. Andrade's cabinet resigned. An- ither appointed." REVOLUTION IN PANAMA. Wash in ton, Oct. cablegram las been received at the state depart- ment from United States Consul Gudger, at Panama, stating that an nsurrflctlon lias broken out there and hat martial law has been declared. A dispatch received at the state de- lartment from United States Hinis- er Hart, atBogota, informs the state department that the government is nformed that an anti-Venezuelan orce is coming over to assist tho rev- ilutionists. No Magdolena are running. REVOLUTION IS GENERAL. Carthagena, Columbia, Oct. News just received here shows' the revolution is general. The insur- gents have taken river steamers and mve armed them and burned rail- road bridges. The. government Is arming and dispatching river steam- ers with troops. A government com- missioner has arrived here. HOSPITAL BUILDING BURNED ELECTRIC WIRE CAUSES BAD FIRE IN.FINDLAY. All Patients Rescued, But Several May Die From Exposure and Excitement. Findlay, Ohio, Oct. city liomo and hospital building was to- day destroyed by fire, caused by an. electric wire. By heroic work the helpless patients were removed, the last being taken out but a moment before the walls fell. Seven of them are in a precarious condition from the exposure and excitement. The loss is The messenger boys of the Postal Telegraph company appeared on the streets today In their new uniforms. The clothes are of a cadet blue with blue caps and they are most becom- ing. Tho only trouble with the caps at the present time is that they are too small for tho heads of the wear- ers, but that will oe remedied in time. Will Riedel has returned from his vacation trip to Chicago and Cayuga.