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ffAH IP HDGHH WAITS H
Mr. Chamberlain Defines England's
" Policy in a Speech.
The Boer President's Itenlic to
Bi-HInIi IK-iiiuimIh Likened to "Water
Drihlilins; From u Squeezed
Sponge If Enirlf xh IimidH Are
Forced Then the IVmiKiaal May
Expect to Yield Far More Than
Han Already Been AMted The
Qncen's Colonies Expected to Stand
"Side oy Side In Maintaining' the
Honor of the Empire Should It En
cage in South African Conflict.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
LONDON, Aug. 26. Mr. Joseph Cham
berlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies,
made an Important speech at Highbury this
evening on the subject of the Transvaal
situation. Mr. Chamberlain said:
"I am loath to say much lest I do harm.
I wish I could say that the differences be
tween the Government and the oligarchy at
Pretoria had been settled. "We have made,
perhaps, a little progress, but I cannot say
that the crisis Is past. President Kruger
procrastinates and replies in dribbles, each
reply being like water from a squeezed
sponge- He accompanies his offer with
conditions which he knows are impossible,
or else he declines to allow us to make sat
isfactory investigation as to the nature of
the reforms he pretends to concede. I
don't think it will be denied by anyone
that we have been very moderate and con
ciliatory in all that we have said, and that
we have exhibited patience unparalleled,
peeing that in our relations we are para
mount and they a subordinate State.
"What we have asked is admitted by the
whole world to be just, reasonable, and
moderate. Indeed, the proposals made at
Bloemfontein appear to many to be on the
verge of weakness. We cannot ask less
and cannot take less. Applause.
"The Issues of peace and war are in the
hands of President Kruger and his ad
visers. Even at the eleventh hour Kruger
has it In his hands, by the acceptance of
.lheTeforms, to relieve the difficulties, to
iecure-and confirm the Independence of his
State-nnd pave the way for a. better under- j
standing. Will he speak the necessary
words? The sands are running down and
the situation is fraught with danger and
is too strained for Indefinite postpone
-'The knot must be loosened or we will
havejto find other ways of untying. If we
are forced to that then I will repeat the
"warning given by Lord Salisbury in the
House of Lords, and would say that if we
are forced to further preparations and the
delay continues we will not hold ourselves
limited by what we have already offered,
butihav!ng taken the matter in hand, we
wil not let go until we have secured the
conditions which establish this paramount
power in South Africa and secure to our
fellow subjects the equal rights and priv
ileges promised by Kruger when his inde
pendence was granted.
"If a rupture, which we have done every
thing'to avoid, Is forced upon us, I am con
fident of the support of a vast majority of
the people of the British Empire."
Mr. Chamberlain then dwelt upon the
unity which would be displayed by British
subjects In the resulting situation, and
said he knew that the colonies and de
pendencies would stand side by side and
shoulder to shoulder In maintaining the
honor and Interests of the Empire. Mr
Ghamberlaln's speech was received with
long and loud applause.
THE PEELING IN ENGLAND.
KruKcr'H Demand That England Ab
rogate Suzerainty XuIllfleN All.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
LONDON, Aug. 26. The Transvaal ques
tion still moaoplizes great space in the
press every day, but public Interest Is no
keener than It was weeks ago. The people
are waiting some more definite information
than has yet been forthcoming. Warlike
preparations on both sides proceed more
actively than ever. A thousand troops
from Gibraltar and a thousand from South
ampton sailed for Cape Town this week.
The British Government has caused Por
tugal to hold up the Boer munitions at
Dolagoa Bay while the strongest pressure
Is being brought to bear to prevent a simi
lar Importation via the Orange Free State,
Vhich Premier Schreiner says is impossible
to prevent in time of peace. These and
other measures undoubtedly have a most
bellicose air. but nothing has yet happened
to show that they are more than precau
tionary measures, not indicating an im
Both Cabinets are counting on leaving
the matter entirely in Secretary Chamber
lain's hands, and he maintains the policv
which he has consistently followed since
he abandoned the provocative line in
3887, namely, a patient pressure with force
as an ultimate but only as a very ultimate
resort. The fact that Chamberlain, who
has often violated the traditions of Gov
ernment offices in more freely taking the
public into his confidence, does not now
allow the slightest information to proceed
from the Colonial Ofllce, keeping the terms
of the Boers to his proposal for a joint
enquiry an absolute secret. Is partly re
sponsible for the undoubtedly gloomier
view taken of the chances of war during
the lapt few days.
The unofficial forecast of the Boers' reply
'has been accepted as true. Even the
strongest anti-Boers admit that the Boers
grant as much and even more than Sir
Alfred MHner's demands, but the condition
that Great Britain abrogate suzerainty nul
lifies everything. It would be Impossible
for any Government to consent to this,
and its Insertion is regarded here as a
bad omen. It Is the one question on which
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the Boers arc really united. On the other
hand Englishmen are equally united. While
they admit that argument is possible as
regards the franchise and other questions,
they refuse to argue about this. If. then.
j it is true, as everyone here believes, that
'""6" luauc WHS bUlJUiUUUU, 1L Will uu
a plain issue on which the question of
war or no war will be settled. If he in
sists, the jingoes will have their desire.
If he recedes it is fair to conclude that
the wearisome course of bargaining will
again be resumed with a good chance of
a peaceable, outcome. The latter still seems
to be the likelier development, having,
with a natural tendency to a slight seesaw,
the support of the financial houses.
KRTJGER'S NEW PLAN.
A Special Peace Coniiiiisioii to Eiik
- Initcl Jonliert llelliKcrent.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 26. It is said
that President Kruger and Vice President
Joubert favor the sending of a tp.cial
peace commission to England, composed of
members of the Volksraad and headed by
Secretary of State Reitz. Addressing the
burghers this evening. Vice President Jou
bert said that the Transvaal would fight
to the death for its independence.
EXPECTING A BOER RAID.
Arrests of Suspected Trausvanl
AsrentH at Lonrenzo, Martinez.
LOURENZO, Marquez, Aug. 26. Several
arrests have been made here of persons
suspected of being emissaries of the Trans
vaal malcontents. The arrests have caused
considerable excitement, as it Is thought
that the authorities anticipate a Boer raid
for the purpose of obtaining the arms and
ammunition recently stopped here in tran
sit to the Transvaal. The troops are held
in readiness for any emergency.
PRETORIA, Aug. 26. The agent of the
Transvaal Government at Lourenzo, Mar
quez, has not reported any arrests of Boers
there, as has been stated, and the rumor of
the arrest is discredited here. The rumor
that a Boer raid was contemplated to se
cur the arms and ammunition held up at
Delagoa Bay is also denied and offset by
the assertion that the action of the Trans
vaal Government in the matter will be
confined to diplomatic representations.
SECESSION IN LABOR RANKS.
Ivecn Public Interest In the Trades
Union Crisis in England.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
LONDON, Aug. 26. The trades union
crisis has been sudden in climax, but long
maturing, and It is the sober truth to say
that It Is death knell of the stump orating
political nondescripts who have invaded
the high offices of the younger unions. Ten
years ago, when the London dock strike
evoked sympathy for unskilled labor and
was followed by the formations of unions
among all branches of unskilled labor, the
spellbinders and shady organizers whom
the dock strike trouble brought to the sur
face, spread themselves over the offices of
these new unions. It was evident that
eventually the old conservative unions,
such as those of the engineers and the
cotton spinners, would not consent to be
counted unit for unit against the mush
room growths which were without the
strength of funds or organization. The
first grave signs of the present crisis came
In the engineers' strike early In the ship
building boom two years ago.
The young unions then scantily and tar
dily assisted the strikers because the en
gineers were "aristocrats of labor." The
defeat of the engineers' union brought its
individual membars to their senses and they
decided henceforth to sell their skill
for what It would fetch. The Ex
ecutive Trades Union Congress tried
every shift to keep the engineers with
in the Federation, but they insist
ed on the right to decide for themselves
the merits of labor struggles affecting them.
The congress meets at Plymouth on Sep
tember 4, and its executive officers, headed
by Commoner "Woods, are doing their ut
most to compromise, with a view to pre
serve the appearance of solidarity of labor
associations. The engineers refuse to com
promise and feel strong enough to follow
their own Judgment. Moreover, they are
tired of having their membership and ac
cumulated funds and prestige paraded by
the self-elected labor leaders who boss the
more ignorant unions as a part of the power
they can wield. The country is watching
developments with keen interest, and Is
seems likely that the operators In skilled
trades will secede bodily from the boss rule
in the congress.
AMBUSHED NEAB CEBTJ.
Three American Sconts Killed ny
Rebclx One Escaped.
MANILA, Aug. 2G. Four members of a
scouting party of the Twenty-third Regi
ment were ambushed by natives in the hill
near Cebu this morning. Three of the
Americans were killed. The fourth man
escaped. Several companies were at once
ordered out, and others will follow to the
place where the men were ambushed.
THE SOTJDAN MTJEDEES.
Voulct'H Family Clnlms Tlint
QunrcBb Committed Tlicm.
PARIS, Aug. 2fL The "Gaulols." Royal
ist, publishes a letter written by Captain
Voulet, the leader of the French Soudan
expedition, who is alleged to have mur
dered Lieutenant Colonel Klobb and Lieu
tenant Meunler. The letter Is dated Feb
ruary ?. and is addressed to Captain "Vou
let's" brother. It says that the situation
is good and the progress of the expedition
is satisfactory. The family of Captain
Voulet maintain that Klobb had no time to
reach Voulet's expedition, and believe that
he was massacred by the Quareg tribe
while passing- through their territory to
overtake Voulet The family do not be
lieve In the authenticity of the alleged let
ter from Voulet to Klobb.
CONTENDING AGAINST ENGLAND
Soles- Continue tils Argument
In Favor of Venezuela.
PARIS, Aug. 2G. Mr. Soley continued bis
argument for Venezuela before the Ven
ezuela Tribunal today, discussing the
Schomburgk line and the agreement of
1S50. He contended that Lord Palmer
stone's notice to Venezuela In 1840 In re
gard to the British claim conceded all of
the territory to the west and estopped
Great Britain afterward from extending her
This contention Is Important If main
tained, as It cuts off 50 per cent of
the Interior of the extreme claim and dim
inishes the assumed disputed territory one
third. The Situation at Oporto.
OPORTO, Aug. 2C The Governor of
Oporto has withdrawn his resignation, the
Government having acceded to his demand
that the sanitary cordon permit communi
cation between the city and surrounding
districts. There have been fifty cases of
the plague in the city up to August 25.
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DRBYFDS' ENEMIES DAZBD
Captain Freystatter Before
Hit, Hearers Confounded hy His Fear
less and Convincing "Words Hold
That Illegitimate Methods and
Fictitious Testimony Convicted the
Prisoner Forces Colonel Maurel
to Admit That lie "Was Guilty of
Prevarication General Mcrcier
Also Compelled to Retract Previous
Statements M. Be Freyeinet to
Confront General Ropvet Tomorrow.
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted.)
RENNES, Aug. 2G. The day which was
expected to be the dullest has proved to bo
the most important of the Dreyfus trial.
No reason apparently existed for interpo
lating the greatest scene yet witnessed be
tween the testimony of two dreary experts
unless it was the French horror of monot
ony and love of dramatic effect. Everyone
realized the moment that Captain Frey
statter, that gallant soldier sitting on the
court-martial of 1S94, whose conscience
compelled him two years ago to, disclose
the fact that Dreyfus was condemned by
secret and illegitimate evidence, that the
crucial moment of the case was at hand.
It was not expected that he would be able
to do more than pit his word against that
. of Colonel Maurel, the president of the
1S04 court-martial, and contradict one or
two points of General Mercier's evidence.
His splendid physique and calm, dignified,
and soldierly bearing made additionally
impressive his plain, direct, and convinc
ing words. It was the incarnate truth of
the man which, almost without an effort
on the part of the defendant's lawyers,
overwhelmed and confounded the two men
who were compelled to confront him.
Colonel Maurel is one of the bitterest
and most malicious of the Mercier clique.
He has repeatedly declared that he would
reconvict Dreyfus in the same circum
stances and that he regretted only that
he was unable to fill him with bullets; yet
this gallant French officer admitted face
to face with Freystatter that he was guilty
of the lowest form of prevarication in his
testimony two days ago. Moreover, when
direct perjury was forced home to him he
weakly pleaded loss of memory, refused to
answer any further questions, and left the
stand disgraced and despised in the eyes
of all honest men.
Playing: With "YVordH.
General Mercier himself narrowly es
caped similar humiliation. He is a much
more clever man than Maurel, and began
to reply to questions by characterizing cer
tain of Captain Freysatter's statements as
lies. Here is an important distinction in
the French estimation, between this ex
planation and calling a man a liar; other
wise, Sunday's monotony might have had
the welcome relief of a duel. But even
General Mercier was obliged to make an
Important correction in his previous testi
mony, and took refuge against a denial In
the dead man Sandherr, instead of the liv
ing but absent Du Paty de Clam. It was
a strange situation that confronted one at
the end of the third week of the opera
tion of the machinery of French military
Justice. I am fully aware that my des
patches from day to day have been of
the same general tenor. I have been com
pelled almost without exception to criti
cise and discredit witnesses who bore testi
mony, or, rather, declaimed against the
prisoner. I am oppressed by the Idea that
it must seem to the general reader that
my reports are biased, and my comments
prejudiced on this account; but what could
one do? There has been nothing in mod
ern times with which to compare a ju
dicial function like this at Rennes, unless
it be some of the earlier incidents in the
history of the same case.
Instead of suppressing or belittling the
genuine facts bearing against the prisoner,
I have given, If anything, undue promi
nence to such little evidence of this na
ture as has transpired.
Honest, Rut Prejudiced.
I have maintained and still maintain
that the present judges are honest, accord
ing to their lights. Their ignorance, out
side of the narrow limits of their profession,
is great; their prejudice, unconscious
though it be, is intense, and their concep
tion of the true principles of justice, as
understood by a really free people, is a
farce. Moreover, they are constantly sub
ject to the illegitimate influence of a pres
sure against a man whoso fate is in their
hands, a pressure which only the highest
moral heroism is capable of successfully
resisting. Hence, in spite of today's mem
orable scenes, which, In the ordinary sense,
would put the issue of the trial beyond
doubt, I am by no means confident that
justice will be done at Rennes.
M. Demange makes an Interesting com
ment on today's developments. Ho consid
ers that the refutation of Colonel Maurel
and General Mercier will have little effect
with the judges, who are determined to
judge everything "de nouvau." He be
lieves that they were deeply Impressed by
the testimony of Bertlllon and are now still
more impressed by the refutation of Ber
tillon's system by the present witness Ba
ral Javal. It is expected that M. de Frey
einet and General Roget will confront each
other on Monday, when the famous 33,000,
000 francs foreign syndicate for Dreyfus'
rescue will be exploited.
Captain Freystatter Says" That False
TentIniony Convicted DrcyfiiH.
RENNES, Aug. 2C M. Bertlllon contin
ued for three hours more today to exploit
bis wonderful theory that Dreyfus, and
he alone, manufactured the bordereau by
means of word tracings, imitations of his
brother's handwriting, etc The coart
room was not half filled and the fudges
were evidently making strenuous efforts
to comprehend the little man. Colonel
Maurel had sworn that ho and the other
Judges In the court-martial of 1S04 under
stood Bertlllon and that his evidence
largely influenced their verdict, and Colo
nel Jouaust and his associates cannot
therefore confess the possession of less
mental acumen than their predecessors.
M.. Demange remarked to the corres
pondents while Bertlllon was talking:
"If the case had not been too serious a
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joke we should have covered Colonel Mau
rel with confusicn by asking him to give
us evtn a slight explanation of the sys
tem which he declares on oath he under
stands." M. Bertillon finished with grandiloquent
declarations that he had demonstrate!
that "the culprit sitting there" (indicating
Dreyfus) wrote the treasonable documents
before the court.
M. Demange asked Bertlllon If he bad
submitted Esterhazy's handwriting to the
fame elaborate experiments and tests as
that of Dreyfus.
The wltuess admitted r'that he had not,
but ho had nevertheless examined Ester
hazy's handwriting '-carefully. He haJ
found in Esterhazy's handwriting sojae
resemblances to the bordereau, but greater
differences. He was cute that Esterhazy
began to alter his handwriting after thi
bordereau was discovered? but the d.sguiss
Cross-Examined by Ioliori.
M. Labori cross-exitinincd the witness
on the radical points of difference between
his evidence in lSd4and that of today,
Colonel Jouaust several times intervening.
M. Labori wanted to know about Bcrtll
lon's weird theory wlich he advanced in
1SU4 but had not mentioned today, that
the first few words of the bordereau, ' Je
vous adresse," constituted a cryptic sig
nature of Dreyfus. f
Bertillon replied that he did not attach
much importance now to" that idea.
Dreyfus, replying to Bertillon, protested
that the witness had continually turned to
ward him with tho word;- "culprit." He
again denied that he wrote the bordereau
or had any knowledge thereof. He declar
ed that the letter found in his blotting
pad after his arrest wasjust what it pur-
j ported to be,
letter from his brother
Matthias, and not an imitation of his
brother's handwriting as Bertillon had sug
gested in his absurd theory that Dreyfus
had endeavored to make 'the bordereau
appear to be in Matthias' writing so that
if detected and both brothers accused, the
case would be tried in the civil instead of
the military courts. - s
The usual recess was then taken.
Another Chirographic Expert.
After recess M. Valerio; a military hand
writing expert, repeated his testimony be
fore the Court of Cassation, maintaining
that the bordereau was a forged document,
a theory quite different-from that of Ber
A friend of Bertillon, by the way, says
that Bertillon is so wrought up over his
wonderful theory andthe attacks thereon,
that if the court should 'discredit him by
its verdict he is quite confident that the
expert would commit srjiefde.
Valerio declared thatEsterhazy might
say as long as he liked that'he wrote the
Doruereau, hut he was only lying. Drey
fus was the real writer and-he traced and
forged the whole document.
Captain Freystatter, who was a member
of the court-martial of lS94, testified that
Deryfus was condemned, by that tribunal
on the bordereau and on Jour secret pieces
sent to the court by General Mercier.
The witness named the : famous piece
and then came the first Sensational result
of the day. Colonel Maurel, the president
of the 1S94 court-martial, who tes ified
the other day that he dnly'looked at one
of General Mercier's Secret documents,
was called to confront Captain Freystat
ter. Colonel Maurel repeated that ho had
only looked at one document,' but he add
ed: "I did not say that' only one piece
was read. I admit after- what Captain
Freystatter says thnt other documents
may have been produced. I cannot say If
I heard any others."
Captain Freystatter replied clearly and
emphatically: "Not only did Colonel Mau
rel have each piece in his hands, hut he
read a commentary therconovhich accom
panied tho documents."
Colonel Maurel haltingly replied that he
did not remember and refused to say more.
Maurel Taifes Refuse in Silence.
Freystatter added that? ho hod written
Maurel a letter recallingthe scene at the
secret session of the court-martial of 1S94
and announcing his intention of telling the
truth, as he was now doing.
Colonel Maurel acknowledged this with
a nod, but refused to sayrany more.
This startling denoument, which was the
first great coup for tho defence during the
irial, made the greatest sensation in the
courtroom, and this was increased when
Captain Freystatter proceeded to describe
as well as he was able from memory the
comments made on the- false documents
which General Mercier has testified that I
Du Paty de Clam prepared at his direction.
The witness laid emphasis on the pre
tended translation of Parjzzardl's telegram,
of which a false version, -Dreyfus arrested,
Minister warned," was sent to the court
martial. General Mercier denied the other day
that this telegram was included in the pa
pers sent to the secretary of the court
Mcreler Aalu Cornered.
M. Labori arose and- pointed out the
vital conflict of testimony and General Mer
cier for the first time somewhat disturbed
came to the stand. He first said that Frey
statter was mistaken about the Robin shell
and then warmly declared that that witness
had lied in regard to the. Panizzardi de
spatch. Freystatter clearly and forcibly
reaffirmed, facing General Mercier rvs he did
so, his statement In regard to the pieces
submitted to the court-martial In secret
session, including the false version of the
Panizzardi telegram, He' added that he
could not forget the exact words of that
M. Labori addressed Die court, renewing
bis application for a committee of medical
experts to be sent to examine Du Paty de
Clam. The evidence of that witness, he
said, was of the utmost importance, as he
had prepared the secret evidence submitted
to the court-martial In 3894 by General
Mercier's order and he knew precisely what
was contained therein. (
General Mercier interrupting, said: "I
did not say that Du Paty de Clam prepar
ed it, or rather I now find 'after consulting
with General de Bolsdeffre that it was Col
onel Sandherr who prepared it."
M. Labori, with stinglngiemphasis in his
Insinuation, before which peneral Mercier
visibly quailed and was silent, said: "He
is dead, Henry Is dead, and Du Paty do
Clam comes not." '
It was a dramatic moment as tho great
figure of the advocate stood towering over
the disgraced and silent general, pointing
at him the finger of scorn.
Colonel Jouaust came to the rescue of
the former head of the armies of France
by rebuking the lawyer for malting a com
ment on the si tnation.
"Very well, Mr. President," replied La
bori, returning to his place, "I leave the
situation to speak for itself."
The Sensational. Scene Ends.
The scene ended and at last everyone,
even the judges of this caurt-raartial knew
beyond the possibility of a doubt that Drey
fus was condemned in IS94 not only on sec
ret, but on false evidence. It was just as
well that the next witness was a hand
writing expert,, for same, relief was neces
sary to the intense excitement under which
all labored after what It seams, must prove
to be the turning point of the trial.
M. Baral Javal came to the stand to con
trovert M,' Bertillon's theory, saying that It
was simply invented to fit the case in point
and that it was easp to base a similar
scheme on anybody's handwriting.
Colonel Jouaust interrupted the witness
when his attacks upon Bertillon became toe
personal, - J
The court adjourned
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0er 1,000 sludeuts in two years.
IIDEPE1EIE FOE GOBI
Politicians at Havana Assured That
Jt la Loon to B:j Granted.
Census Supervisors tReturn and Tell
of Talks With the President and
Secretary of "War Root Scramble
for Judicial Appointments Guard
ing Agrulu.st the Yellow Fever.
HAVANA, Aug. 26. The Cuban supervis
ors of census arrived today from Wash
ington via Tampa and gave out long Inter
views to the Havana newspapers about
j their treatment In Washington and what
they learned regarding the plans of the
Americans for the betterment of Cuba.
Their views are most optimistic and have
delighted the independence element In Cu
ban politics. They declare that in their
interviews with President McKinley and
Secretary Root they were treated with the
utmost respect, Mr. Root asauring them
that the census must be as exact as pos
sible, because it would form the basis of
Cuban independence. He further author
ized them to say publicly that President
McKinley was about to issue a proclama
tion fulfilling entirely the promises of the
United States as to Cuba's independence.
The" inspectors called on General Brooke,
to whom they said that they expected to
immediately begin their work, so that it
shall bo finished by November 30.
Now that the members of the audencias
have been appointed, the scramble for ap
pointments to places in ths courts of first
instance Is appalling In all of the provinces.
Committees from many towns are impor
tuning General Brooke to appoint their fa
vorites. The lists of appointees prepared
by Secretary of Justice Lanuza yesterday
are said to be most unsatisfactory for the
reason that too much attention has been
paid to family connection and political pull
and too little to qualification. Two of Men-
dez Capote's relatives in Havana were sub
mitted by tho audencia members. General
Brooke 13 disgusted with the proceedings
and if some of the audencia magistrates are
not careful they will be looking for new
Owing to, several cases of yellow fever
which have occurred among the soldiers in
the Cabanas fortress, It is probable that
the batteries of the Second Artillery sta
tioned there, numbering 300 men, will be
removed on Monday to Camp Columbia.
There have "been five cases of fever in
Cabanas within the last three weeks, but
none originated from infection in the bar
racks, which have been thoroughly disin
fected by Major Davts several times. In
no case has the disease been communicated
from one soldier to another, but each case
has been traced to a house of ill-repute at
Casa Blanco, a village across the bay. This
building has been destroyed. The reason
the soldiers have not been removed hith
erto is because the authorities were con
vinced that there was no Infection in the
barracks. If they are moved next week
It will be merely because the men can be
controlled better away from the city. Al
most every case of yellow fever so far
among Americans in Havana since January
1 has been traced to houses to Ill-repute.
The "TenderloinSsprofHavana is now prac
tically quarantined" against all Americans,
and absolutely so against soldiers, who are
turned back by tho police when they Come
within the limits of the bad zone.
THE SANTO DOMINGO REVOLT.
Insurgents Demand the Surrender of
the City of Santiago.
PUERTO PLATA, Santo Domingo, Aug.
26. A revolutionary commission has" de
manded the surrender of the city of San
tiago. Popular sentiment, which Is strong
ly In favor of the Insurgents, will, it is
thought, force the surrender, negotiations
for which are now proceeding.
ANOTHEB HURBICANE FEABED.
A Rejort Readies San Juan That One
Is Now Forminpr.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Aug. 27. A re
port has been received here that another
hurricane is forming.
MERCIEE, FLEES FROM RENNES.
A Rumor That lie Has Taken Refuse
in the Island, of Jersey.
PARIS, Aug. 26. A despatch has been
received from Rennes saying that General
Mercier, fornfer War Minister and one o
the bitterest of the enemies in the fight
to convict Dreyfus, has fled from Rennes
to the Island of Jersey. Another report
states that he has left for the German
GTJERIN ELYS A BLACK FLAG.
Death Believed to Have Entered the
PARIS, Aug. 26. A black flag was hoist
ed over the besieged house-in the Rue de
Chabrol this morning, Indicating that a
death had occurred within, and this gave
rise to rumor that Guerin and his com
panions had all committed suicide.
It was Impossible to enter the house to
obtain particulars and a priest of St. Vin
cent do Paul, who went to the entrance,
was only allowed to confirm the supposi
tion that a death had occurred. The priest,
Abbe Desert, did not enter the house. He
rang several times, but got no answer. No
one was visible within the house or on the
roof. The abbo again rang at 6:30 a. m.,
but received no reply- Later he said: "I
listened intently, but could not hear a
sound. I do not believe there has been a
general suicide, as that does not accord
with M. Guerin's views."
Louis Guerin was then pressed to go to
the Grand Occident, as the besieged house
is called, but he flatly refused. Abbe De
sert made another vain attempt to get into
the house at 8:50 o'clock. He said that
the windows of Jules Guerin's office were
open and therefore he must have been
heard. It was learned later that the dead
man in the besieged house was a compos
itor on the "Anti-Juit" of the name of
Chanteloup. Mme. Chanteloup. the man's
mother, later obtained leave to enter the
building and see her son's corpse.
An official enquiry has been Instituted
into the matter of Guerin firing a revolver
from tho Grand Occident last evening. The
bullets were found lodged in the house op
posite. Thero was considerable excitement In
tho Rue do Chabrol this evening. The
crowds were not permitted to approach
the house and many persons were arrested
for refusing to pass on. The police au
thorities deny that any death has occurred
in the house, and Mme. Chanteloup also
declares that her son Is not dead, but is
suffering from anaemia. Tho black flag
which Avas hoisted over the house this
morning, it is asserted, was a token of the
mourning of Guerin and his companions
over tho moral downfall of France. M.
Millevoye attempted to enter the Grand
Occident this evening, but was not allowed
to do so.
.John A. Unwilling Post Siiecinl Train
via Pennsylvania Railroad.
John A. ltawlings Pott, G. A. R., will leavo
Washington for Philadelphia by special train
from Sixth Street station, ll;0rt a. in. 3Ipn
iluj, September i. ilemlicrs and friends arcjn
vded to join.
SOME SENSATIONAL CHARGES.
Consul Rcdlne's Case May Result in
"Wholesale Invest Ixnt Ion.
The investigation of the charges against
Dr. Edward Bedlce, United States Consul
at Canton, will be the foundation of a
general Investigation of the United States
consular service In China. Charges and
counter-charges. Involving not only Dr.
Bedloe, but other consular officers, are
on file at the State Department, and the
fulle&t enquiry will be made- Into them.
If one-half the allegations made are true,
there will unquestionably be Several dis
missals of consular officers in China. Some
of the charges are of a sensational char
acter, involving the honesty of Consuls
and their subordinates. Consul General
Wildman, at Hongkong, has accused Con
sul Bedloe of official acts which would
compel the PresideTit to remove the lat
ter If Wildman is sustained.
Counter-charges against Wildman have
been filed by Bedloe, and it Is said that
allegations of irregular conduct have been
made by the wholesale .by the3e two men
and some of their colleagues. No infor
mation as to the nature of the charges is
obtainable at the State Department, but
it was reiterated there yesterday that the
action of the deparment In suspending Dr.
Bedlce was not due to anything that af
fected his integrity. The department of
ficials will not say, however, that charges
or that character have not been made,
and, in fact, give the Impression that the
honesty of several Consuls has been ques
tioned. The suspension of Dr. Bedloe from his
consular office was due to complaints made
against him by the Chinese Government.
These complaints, It was learned today,
had nothing to do with the reported prac
tice of Consuls of accepting unauthorized
fee3 for approving certificates of Chinese
subjects who desire to return to the United
CATHOLICS IN POLITICS.
Formation of a Party fo Hold the
Balance of Power Opposed.
NEW YORK, Aug. 26. For some time
there has been considerable discussion in
the United States and in EngJand a3 to
the advisability of forming a Catholic po
litical party which would hold the balance
of power In both countries. The Catholic
press here and abroad has given the ques
tion some attention, and the proposition
has been favorably received by a section of
the clergy and laity. One of the leading
Catholic journals of England, the "Week
ly Register," of London, however, fcaa just
come out in opposition to the project. In
its issue of August 12 it publishes an ar
ticle on "Clericalism in Politics," which
has attracted much attention abroad. In
the course of the article the "Resister"
In the first place titers Is no cornraon political
ground on which Catholics can unite, and there
is no reajotr at all why Catholics should agree
on political questions. The Church has no poli
tical principles; the has moral prjnciplees which
have to be applied to polities, but the war in
which they ought to be applied under any. given
circunistanefcf is a matter of opinion. Jlore
oer, if the Church is turned into a political
party all other partieaire forced .into' an atti-
iuue oi atuve Hostility to ner, anu the Church,
suffers by the blunders of the politicians who
c'aim to represent her.
THE WAR ON THE YAQTJIS.
Mexican Forces Preparing: to Drive
Them From the Jungle.
POTAM, Mexico, Aug. 26. There has
been no fighting since VIcam, but the Mexi
can forces are prepared to drive the In
dians from the jungle along the south bank
of Yaqul River and force them" to cross"
toward the mountains. The jungle is six
miles wide and extends from above Coco
rlt to the Delta. The number of Indians in
It Is not' known exactly, but there are prob
ably about 700 warriors. The estimate of
2,000 Includes women and children. When
the line' starts to beat the jungle the In
dians will be forced to cross the river, and
frequent skirmishes on this side may be
expected. The artillery in the field consists
of two Colt- guns and one Galling gun.
One gun has been disabled by bad handling
and the other Is little used. There-are no
field pieces with which to shell the brush.
A HONOLULU ROMANCE.
Rumor Thnt Prince David Kawan.
iimtloa Has Quietly 31arrled.
HONOLULU, via San Francisco, Aug. 26.
All tho Honolulu friends of Prince David
Kawananaloa, who left Tuesday on the
Doric for San Francisco, are much ex
ercised over reports that ie was married
here a few hours before he sailed. Even
his own brother, Prince Cupid, did net
know of his intentions, if he really was
married. There is no regular bureau of
marriage licenses, but special agents all
over the islands have the authority to issue
such licenses. Hence it Is impossible to
say where the prince got the license if he
took one out. Two women are mentioned
In connection with the marriage. One Is
Mrs. Paxton, a sister of General Warfield,
of San Francisco, to whom he showed much
attention here and who left on the same
steamer with him. The other woman Is of
his set here, a member of a well known
family. Prince David when very young
was betrothed to the Princess Kaiulani,
but when she grew older she broke the en
gagement, much to his sorrow. Afterward
she tried to restore the engagement, but
he refused. The prince Is a very handsome
fellow, well educated and a great enter
tainer. He took with him on the steamer
a quantity of poi. fish, seaweed, and other
Hawaiian delicacies, which he proposes to
take to Washington and give society at
the National Capital a chance to see a Ha
waiian luau or feast given In the true Isl
and style. He will also take the native
dancers and musicians now at the Omaha
exposition to Washington to a great feast
which will be given on the former Queen's
birthday, September 2.
Lieut- Philip Andrew, U. S. N.. formerly
flag lieutenant to Rear Admiral Miller, and
Miss Clara M. Fuller were married yester
day. The bride is a daughter of Andrew
Fuller, harbor master of Honolulu.
Tax Assessors After Hannn.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. Aug. 2C The city
board of equalization is after Senator Mark
Hanna. Mr. Hanna has failed fo return
his property for taxation, although the
time for filing the returns has passed. A
summons notifying him to appear before
the board at once was maileJ to the Senator
In Europe. Col. Myron T. Herrlck, one of
Cleveland's wealthiest citizens, returned
only $700 worth of personal property. He
will be called before the board at once.
vl.i:5 to Baltimore ami Return via B.
& O. Saturday and Sunday,
August 2G and 2", good for return until following
Monday. Tickets good on all trains except Iloyal
G. A. R.f Philadelphia, mul Return,
via B. & O.
Account National Encampment, tickets sold
and good going on all Hoyal Blue Line Flyers,
September 2 to 5, returning until September VI,
inclusive, hut may be extended until September
30. 1.C0 for the round trip.
DARIEN BBGROBS WEAXBN
The Swamps Charged by Troops
and Numerous Arrests Made.
Henry Delesnl CnuKht and Lodged la
Jail Rumor That Armed Black
"Were to Attack the Train oa
"Which the Prisoner Had Been.
Placed Proves False.
DARIEN, Ga., Aug. 26. The round-up of
negroes in Mcintosh county today results!
In the surrender of- Henry Delegal, tea
murderer of Deputy Sheriff Townsend. The?
arrest of Delegal'a brother and of the
woman directly Implicated in the killing:
are expected to be made soon. Delegal
surrendered to the officers In charge of a
detachment of thirty Savannah soldiers
and says he surrendered to the troops for
protection, as ho saw tho sheriffs posse
was closing on him and his capture
was only a matter of a few hours. The
sheriff's posse of fifteen well armed men.
left at 3 o'clock this morning on horseback,
for the place where the Delegals and their
friends were entrenched. At i o'clock a
special train, with Lieut- Leonard Wood,
Lieut. David Barrow, and twenty-five men,
left Darlen and tho two forces combined
at Eulonia on the railroad twelve miles
from Darien. The posse went In advance
and every negro was arrested as the posss
proceeded and held for the approaching:
miiltla. A courier between the two forces
carried information continually of the pro
ceedings of the hunt. Men, women, ana
children were placed under guard to pre
vent Information being carried arros
country to the entrenched negroes. Five
miles from Eulonia, where the road forks
to the Delegals" stronghold and form3 a
triangle around a big negro settlement,
me troops naitea ror conference.
This resulted In the troap3 marching,
down one road and the sheriff's posse
spreading for a big distance to the thickest
portion of the swamp where the battle wa
expected. This drive flushed several par
ties of negroes before the grand ru3h came.
and wlun the Dele&iil Swamp settlement was
approached the pos3e went at a tremendous
pace across an open field. At the 3wamp
heavy tangled woods and vines Impeded
progress and the men dismounted and ad
vanced In single file. When the open wa3
again reached the posse spread and across
country made a r3n through rice fields ancF.
mud. The Delegal settlement sits on x
bluff, and as the posse dashed up to the.
house the negroes scurried to their hole,
Ilka frightened rats. Eight cabins were sur
rounded, pickets strung out -and each man
prepared for fight. The negroes sent-their
women, and children out, and then the possa
closed in, arreated all the men and searched,
the premises. One ot the prisoners- told
where Delegal was In hiding and the posae
divlded, half going to the swampa. Tha
swamp3 were being beaten, closely, -while.'
the militia lined on the bluff prepared to.
send a volley into the outpouring negroes.
At the- critical juncture Delegal'a aged
mother cams out ot the swamp with a. re
quest that her son be allowed to surrender?
to the egMwx:.-.Liautenant Wood toek the
matter In hand and the posse, at the ne
gro's request, withdrew. Lieutenant Wood,
after locating Delegal, went to where the
posse was encamped, and requested th&rrtla
tlvs of the murdered man to surrender their
arms, as Delegal was afraid of foul play.
Finally W. P. Townsend yielded, handlng
hls weapons to a friend. Alf Town3end
did not want to- give his arms away, but
his father requested him to yield, and
he. gave in. Lieutenant Wood then re
turned to his command and brought Dele
gal back. While this was going on couriers
brought, information that the Liberty In
dependent trccps were en route from South
Newport, and had found the rcada blocked
with negro guard3, whom they were clear
ing, away. A detachment from the posse,
under Deputy Sheriff Bailey, headed for
the scene, and. on arriving, found that
the troopers had cleared the read and'wersr
driving the negroes toward Crescent City,
where they expected to arrive tonight and
meet re-enforcements from the Mcintosh
Messages were sent to Darlen at 5 o'clock
that thirteen armed negroes were lying
in wait for the Darlen and Western passen
ger train, which arrived later, "with Lieu
tenant Fox and ten dragoons on beard as
guards. These were re-enfarced by re
maining members of the sheriff's posse
and Lieutenant Wood'3- men. with, the
prisoner, Delegal. A quick run was made
ta Darlen Junction, where, at 6 o'clock, the
train from Savannah, with additional re
enforcements of-161 men and 11 officers ot
the First Georgia Regiment, was met. The
run back to Darien was without Incident,
and at S o'clock the prisoner was safely
landed here, without bloodshed. Tonight
there is a noticeable decrease of negro
talk, the surrender of Delegal and the ar
rival of additional troops having com
pletely unnerved those In Darien.
A LAKE STEAMER BTLRNING.
Ahluze From Stem tti Stern "With 7io
SIkuh of Life on Board.
FAIRFORT, Ohio. Aug. 2C A freight
steamer, whose name Is unknown, wa3 dis
covered afire on Lake Erie, off Falrport
Harbor, at about 5-30 o'clock tonight. The
vessel was about five miles off shore, and
the blaze lighted up the sky and water for
miles around. The life-saving crew, with
three tugs from Falrport. left at once for
the scene. When they arrived the vessel
was ablaze from stem, to stern wtth no
sign of life on board. There was no sea
and It is believed that the crew could have
easily escaped In the life boats. The pas
senger steamer Erie, running between
Cleveland and Buffalo, arrived on the "scene
shortly before the tugs and used her search
lights in all directions without success. The
burning vessel is of iron. At 1 o'clock the
interior was afire.
AVilHnm J. Latta ReIffns.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26. It was an
nounced today that General Agent William
J. Latta, ot the Pennsylvania Railroad, one
of the most widely known officials o that
corporation, had presented his resignation
to Vice President Pugh and would retire
from the employ of the company on Sep
tember 15. Mr. Latta declined to discuss
the subject, but other officers of the com
pany gave the Impression that the story
was true. It is said that Mr. Latta Is to
become president of a company which la
to be formed for the purpose of doing a
general electric light business, and whioh.
it 13 said, will amalgamate the Interests
of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Com
pany and the National Electric Company.
Mr. Latta has been with the Pennsylvania
read since July, I860.
11. t O. Puvorlte C. A. It. Route.
To thirty-third National Encampment, G. A.
It., to be held in PliiUtlelpbra, September t tr
0.' The following post ot the Department -f
Potomac, with their friend, will n.-? the Bal
timore and Ohio ttoud, and tickets can few se
cured through the committeemen: Linonin.
Meade. Grant, nurnside, Potomac, Logan, Sliert
dan, Morris, and Douglas, also a hirg eontinsent
Ladies of the Loyal I-gion.
While family's away board at Ea Fetra's.
G. A. It.
Oltleial Route U Philadel
Special train, with Headquarter, Department
of the Potomac. Old Girud, Wcnnn's RerTef
Corps, Ileniletsan Drum Corps .nil variwJ psts,
will leave, fith ft- station Monday. September -I.
at 10 a. m. All posl, comrades, and their
frieruLs are imlted to avail themselves of luli
accommodation. Rate, $1 for the round trip.