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WILSON, N. C, NOVEMBER 2, 1899,
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BOERS SURROUND THE TOWN.
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Reports in Paris of the Assassination cf Gen
eral Buller King Msnetek Sail) to be
Marching Against the British.
London, October 30. The War
Office lias ordered the formation of
another division of ten thousand men
to be held .in readiness to embark lor
South Aftrica. They will be immed
iately sent, il General Buller upon ar
rival advises that reinforcements are
r.tcessarv. The War Office states
General Buller has not yet arrived at
Ope Town, nevertheless some Paris
announce n:s arrival, aacting
r;ss assassinated immediately
The Result of Skirmishes,
iierlin. October 30. A report
received here from HolKind n ys that
the whole British army at Ladysmith
j surrendered and tint the troops
;ire now prisoners ol war
Reports Ko Damage Dene.
London, October 30. A despatch
irom Durban this morning supple-
ments the Ladysmith despatch with
the information that the Boer shells
were directed chiefly at the station,
and that no damage had been done
up to the time the Durban message
Much Depends On Ladysmith.
Kimberly, October 30. The Boer
losses in recent skirmishes are esti
mated at twelve killed and forty-five
A Battle Now Rages.
Ladysmith, October, 30. The bat
tle has begun. The Boers opened
fire with artillery on the British camp.
After sevenshots had been fired the
British silenced the Boer guns. The
Beers ara advancing on the left flank.
They now surround the town on
White's men are in splendid
.-pirits and Gen. Yule's men have al
most entirely recovered Irom the ex
haustion of the iorced march from
Glencoe. The advance posts cf the
Boers ;.re now only two and a halt
They have stationed heavy guns
which lact causes uneasiness, as Gen.
Yule reports that the Boers have im
proved in their artillery fire since the
battle of Dundee.
Reports a British Surrender.
Paris, October 30. Echo De
Paris prints an interviev; with Lynde
expressing the opinion that the im
pending action at Ladysmith will be
a decisive one. Although Europe
sympathized with the Transvaal, he
was aware oi the fact that the powers
would not interfere if the Boers were
Cecil Rhodes Feels Safe.
Cape Town, October 30. A des
patch from Kimberly S3ys that Cecil
Rhodes complimented the troops
after the recent fight there. He said
there was any one man whom the
Boers would like to; capture it was
himself, but he felt perfectly safe in
Now Comes King Manelek.
Paris, October 30.-7-A telegram
from the French office says that King
Manelek, at the head of forty thous
and men, is marching from the
State of Tigre. It is believed he in
tends action beyond the Abysinian
frontier, possibly against the British.
THE BOERS PUT THEM TO UTTER ROUT AT LADY
SMITH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED CAPTURED.
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issension in The British Cabinet as the Result of the Defeat
Gen. White Assumes all the Blame The Boers
Moving on Ladysmith Itself.
Ladysmith, October 31. The bat-;
tie cf Ladysmith resulted in the ter-
rible defeat of the British. Forty
three officers and two thousand men,
the Irish Fusileers and Gloucester
Regiment were surrounded by
Boers, who captured these two noted j
regiments together with a mzunted
battery. The British fought hero- j
ically against enormous odds, being j
hemmed in by more than fifteen
thousand well armed Boers, the pick
of General Joubert's forces, yet they
fought until their ranfcs were terribly
decimated. General White says the
men fought nobly and accepts all the
blame of the overwhelming defeat.
Can Hold Ladysmith.
London, October 31. The War
officials consider that General White
will be able to hold Ladysmith des
pite his heavy losses. They calculate
that eight transports with ten thous
and men will reach Durban by No
vember 10th. Gen. White has food
enough it besieged to last two
months. He will probably be sus
Wore Soldiers Preparing.
London, October 31. The War
office has ordered the second army
corpse to be in readiness to be called
Eocrs Captured 1850 Men.
The total force captured by the
Boers is eighteen hundred and fifty
men and forty two officers.
Eoers Building Forts.
Cape Town, Oct. 31. A message
Mot Like Concentration cf British Ves-
ses Vessels Ordered to Cadiz.
London, October 31. A Madrid
correspondent mailed to London
Friday last the following which the
censor would not allow him to tele
"There is a great deal of activity
in diplomatic circles in connection
with the British display of force in
the concentration of warships. A
majority of foreign representatives
here yesterday received cipher dis
patches and many of them subse
quently conferred with Premier Sil
vela. Orders have already been
given for the Spanish fleet to concen
trate at Cadiz. Dispatch boats have
been sent with secret orders to the
Canary Islands and southern main
Bryan Will Get It.
Norfolk. Va., Oct. 31. Arthur
Sewall, of Maine, the Vice-Presidential
nominee of the Democrats in 1896,
in an interview yesterday; said that
Bryan would be re-nominated and
would have the solid support of the
New England delegation.
HUM Illl III!! RANKS
from Kimberly says the Boers are j
building forts around the town, and )
are planting siege guns.
Dissension in British Cabinet.
London, October 31. A fierce
dissension in the British Cabinet is
the result of the crushing defeat at)
Ladysmith. Secretary of State for1
yar Lansdowne may resign as the !
result of the accusation cf Wolslev !
who charges him with rejecting the
urgent advice given to the War Of- (
fice authorities to send an army corps
to South Africa as iar back as July.
Wolsely then warned the Govern
ment that the Boers were not then
prepared to invade Natal, and said
that if a British expedition were' sent
it would prevent any disaster. Lans
downe opposed Wolseiy's counsel
and the Cabinet allowed Lansdowne
to have his way.
British Fear The Effect.
In addition to the loss of men at
Ladysmith six seven pound screw
guns were lost by the British, and as
the Boer artillery is already strong
the capture of these guns will be a
great help to the Boers. Apart from
the immediate loss of effectives it is
feared the. defeat may have a most
depressing effect on the remainder
of the Ladysmith force. It is also
feared that Boer sympathizers who
have not yet taken sides publicly,
will now join the Transvaal forces.
White's Manly Utterance.
The manliness of Gen. White's
avowal of hisfault in the defeat at
A Thousand Msrc.
Washington, October 20. Al
though the twelve additional regi
ments authorized by the President
have been recruited, the work of se
curing additional troops for the Phil
ippines will not stop. It has been
decided by the Secretary of War to
enlist ot least a thousand more.
Otis will soon have a force of 5,000
men. The additional thousand to be
enlisted will be utilized in bringing
up the regular regiments now in the
Philippines to their maximum quota.
Lawton is expected to make con
siderable advance within the next ten
SING SING ON FIRE.
Flames Break Out at Midnight Convicts Great
Sing Sing, N. Y., October 31.
The new administration building of
the prison caught fire at midnight
and not until daw were the flames
controlled. The loss is twenty-five
thousand dollars. The convicts
were greatly excited but were finally
Ladysmuh has awakened deenest
sympathy for him. An official of
the War Office said, that the defeat
was more likely due to the craze of
our , younger officers to distinguish
themselves, to obtain mention in des-
patches and earn the Victoria Cross,
than the fault of that splendid Indian
veteran, Gen. White, despite his piti
ml avowal. Terrible excitement pre-
vaiJs a Gloucester and Dublin, the
home manY of the soldiers captured
Constcrantion in Natal.
Durban, Natal, October3i. News
of the disaster at Ladysmith has
spread consternation throughout Na
tal. Every available man has been
set to work raising entrenchments at
Pietermaritzburg against a Boer at
tack. The Boers are reported as be
ing near the Tugola river ten miles
south of Ladysmith in the rear of the
British position. It is reported that
they are feeling their way to Oolesso,
evidently to destroy railroad com
munication with the coast.
Moving on Ladysmith Itself.
London, October 31. A Lady
smith dispatch says the Boers were
observed this morning advancing to
ward the town, probably to begin
the attack on Ladysmith itself.
Nothing additional to the above has
been received since and it is believed
another fight is imminent.
Send your old King Heaters to
Alex Quarks' Tin Shop. He wil
make them good as new.
CAPTURED A TELEGRAPHER.
Also Seme Telegraph Instruments Chased In
surgents But Got None.
Manila, November 1. Major Par
ker with two troops of the fourth cav
alry and Batson's Macabebes sur
prised the garrison at Allaga this
morning. They captured a telegraph
er with several line instruments and
some records containing a message
from Col. Pardrilla to Aguinaldo, re
porting that Gen. Lawton had been
killed on October 27. and his body
taken to Manila. Col. Hayes with
another squadron entered f Tala vera
this morning unresisted.
A hundred and fifty insurgents are
located in another town and Ameri
can mounted troops chased them but
no 'prisoners were captured, but a
large quantity of munitions of war
were secured. 4
He Deserves Them.
New York, November 1. Sir
Thomas Lipton sailed today for
England on the steamer St. Louis.
IT cheered on his route
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THE BRITISH GARRISON AT LADYSMITH UN
DISMAYED MORE TRCOPS SENT.
THE MULES MH Off WITH THE ifflJIITION
This Was Partly the Cause of the Defeat at
Ladysmith The English Had Ex
hausted Their Cartridges.
Ladysmith, November 1. The
naval brigade, having mounted two
fifty pound guns, replied hotly to the
Boer guns until late last night. Fifty
pounders were planted late Monday
night to be ready lor action when the
Boer cannonading began at day
What the Mules Did.
London, November 1. General
White cabled the war office to-day
the details cf the defeat of Monday,
showing that the disaster was far
worse than at first reported. He
says that 120 boulders were rolled
down the hills, that the rifle shots
stampeded the mules, the stampede
spread to the battery mules, which
ran oft with the whole ol the gun
equipment. A greater portion of the
small arms and ammunition kept in
reserve was similarly lost.
The British infantry and battalions
seized the hill and fortified it with
sand bags and stone breastworks.
At dawn the .Boers commenced skir
mishing, and at half past nine they
were strongly reinforced. They
pushed the attack with great energy
and the fire became very searching.
The enemy .pressed to short range
and the British losses became very
numerous. At three in the afternoon
the ammunition was practically ex
hausted and the position was cap
tured with our column of about 1000.
The enemy treated our wounded
with great humanity. The loss does
not effect the security ot Ladysmith.
Knocked off its Platform.
Capetown, November 1. The
Naval Brigade knocked a Boer forty
pounder off its platform and silenced
the guns at Hepworth Hill last night.
The Boers then abandoned the po
sition. Cabinet to Msei.
London, November 1. The Brit
ish Cabinet has been summoned to
Troops Fuil of Fight.
London, November 1. In the
artillery duel yesterday the Boers
brought up more guns as some were
silenced, and their loss must be
heavy. The garrison at Ladysmith
is described as in good spirits and
confident, the troops being full of
Silenced the Enemy's Guns.
Gen. White's .report says that only
eight companies and a mountain bat
tery surrendered after the ammuni
tion was exhausted. Late in the en
gagement the naval contingent under
Captain Lambon of H. M. S. Power
lul came into action, and their ex
tremely accurate fire silenced the
Not So Gloomy.
The gloom has been relieved by
today's story of the heroic stand c?i
the Fusileers and the Gloucestershire y
Regiment until their cartridgesTwere
gone. The details receive1 today
show a brighter aspect. jJFuM battal
ions were not engaged in the battle
before Ladysmith,,herefore tbe list
of prisoners is mteriaI1y reduced. -