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BOERS CONCENTRATING
ON BRITISH BORDERS
Most Warlike Debate in the First Raad in
Which President Kruger Takes a
Prominent Part.
NEWCASTLE, NATAL. SOUTH AFRICA.
This town Is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, the boundary line between Natal and the Transvaal. Here
Is located the only bridge crossing the Vaal, and It is considered a place of much strategical importance. Newcastle
is probably thp first point the Boers will attack Ln case of war. The picture is from a sketch made several years
sinca by J. Harrington, the artist, of this city.
LONDON, Sept. B.— special dis
patch to the Morning Post from
Pletermaritzburg says that the
800 Boers who left Pretoria for
Standerton, about fifty miles
from the frontier, pushed on to Vols
rust, close to the Natal border, where
they are now encamped.
The same correspondent says that the
arrangements for the defense of New
castle, in Natal, south of Laings Neck,
are now practically complete. He adds:
"The Governor of Natal informs me
that the Boers of Utrecht and Vryheid
have been suddenly recalled to the high
veldt. They were compelled to leave
their cattle behind them, but they took
children of the natives as hostages."
The Times, commenting editorially
upon the Transvaal's demand for an
explanation of the presence of British
troops on the border, says: "Such a
demand as the Transvaal has addressed
to its suzerain is probably without pre
cedent, except as an act of defiance.
Ignorant of diplomatic usages as the
Boers may be, thny could hardly have
taken this step unless they wished to
dare us to a trial of strength. If the
Transvaal now withdraws from an un- I
tenable position the future cannot be j
mined on the same terms as were
proposed at the Bloemfontein confer
ence. The Government would now be
Justified in annulling its previous of
fers."
DEBATING BOERS
DEFY GREAT BRITAIN
PRETORIA. Sept. 7.— There was
great excitement in the First Raad to
day on Mr. Coetzer's interpellation of
the Government regarding the presence
of British troops on the borders and the
stoppage of ammunition consigned to
the Transvaal.
President Kruger, the members of the
Executive Council and most of the prin
cipal officials were present, together
with a large representation- of the gen
eral public, including many ladies.
At the outset the chairman and
President urged the members to pre
serve calmness and to avoid insulting
language.
The Swite Secretary, F. W. Reltz,
paid he had called the previous day on
the British diplomatic agent, Conyng
ham Greene, and had asked him what
reply the Government would give in
th/> Volksraad regarding the alleged
massing of British troops on the bor
ders, and whether Mr. Green would
communicate with the British High
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Commissioner, Sir Alfred Milner. The
reply from Mr. Greene, ho continued,
had been received this morning and
i was In the following terms:
Dear Mr. Reitz: The following if Sir
Alfred Milner's reply to the telegram
which I Bent him at your request:
"J dc. not know to what Mr. Kpitz re
fprs when be alludes to the massing of
troops. This must be the British troops
in South Africa, the position and numbers
of which are no secret, but it is a matter
of i ommon knowledge that they are here
In order to protect British Interests and to
■ make provision against eventualities."
Mr. Coetzer and other members then
made violent speeches, declaring that
they could not understand Sir Alfred
Milner's reply since the Transvaal had
I never threatened the English colonies.
"It is time," exclaimed Mr. Coetzer,
: "for the Transvaal also to prepare for
i eventualities."
One member said: "England's action
! is like putting a revolver in a man's
i face."
Another concluded a warlike ha
rangue in this strain: "It is time to
send our burghers to the borders to ask
these troops what they want. The fire
is bound to start. So let them light it
i and allow it to burn out quickly. War
| is better than the present state of af
i fairs. Business is ruined and the pub-
I lie treasury Is drying up. Chamber
: lain is trying to ruin the country."
These speeches and others attacking
| Cecil Rhodes were loudly applauded by
the house and by the public.
The debate continued throughout the
afternoon.
Mr. Tosen, who declared that Sir
Alfred Milner's reply was tantamount
to a declaration of war, read a telegram
from the field cornet of the Pietreitlef
district stating that the people there
would rise in rebellion if President
Kruger went to another conference.
The chairman called Mr. Tosen to or
d<=-r for saying that the Jameson raid
ers ought to have been hanged.
J. M. M. "Walmarans, one of the non
official members of the Executive Coun
cil, counseled prudence and caution. He
said It would be wise for the Raad to
decide whether the republic should con
cede further negotiation or not.
In the course of the debate Mr. Dutolt
insinuated that Mr. Chamberlain was
intoxicated on the occasion of his re
cent famous "garden party speech" at
Highbury, his Birmingham residence,
and he added that if Mr. Chamberlain
continued to act as he had been actinc
the Transvaal would give him "Mauser
pi Pp." which would be a good purga
tive. He urged the house not to b«
frightened by the show of sending out
British troops, remarking that Mr.
Chamberlain must remember that
when a war had once started he would
have to fight the whole of Afrikander
dom.
The chairman remonstrated with Mr.
Dutoit. observing that he thought the
members had gone too far.
Mr. Toscn ask^d whether the Gov
ernment considered Pir Alfred Milner's
telegram a declaration of war.
Mr. Wolmarans replied that person
ally he did not think so, adding that
the telegram was a? inexplicable to the
Executive as to the Raad.
Sutisfquently Mr. Woimarans told
the Chamber that President SU>yn of
thf> Orange Free State has said that
Portugal must be called to account for
stopping the passage of ammunition.
President Kruger, who was greeted
with loud cheers, began his speech by
paying that might was not right, but
thut right was might and he knew the
Lord ruled and was righteous and
would give a good judgment.
President Kruger Bald: "The aliens
have been offered equal rights with the
l.urghers, but have refused them. Mr.
Chamberlain is striving to get the
franchise, which tho outlanders do not
want, but what he really desires is
possession of the Transvaal. The
burghers are willing to concede much ;
for the sake of peace, but will never
sacrifice thoir Independence."
After eulogizing Mr. Gladstone's ac
tion nf retrocession in 1881 as a noble
deed, President Kruger said that if it
now came to fighting the Almighty
would be the arbiter. He urged the
members of the Raad to show modera- |
tinn, reminding them that the reply
from Mr. Chamberlain was en route,
and pointing out that if the proposal
for a commission were agreed to, the
republic would send delegates to
further discuss matters, and, if possi
ble, to make peace.
The speeches following the Presi
dent's were more moderate in tone and
the Raad rose without passing any
resolution.
LONDON, Sept. B.— The Johannes
burg correspondent of the Times says:
As showing the mental attitude of the
Boers, I Quote the remark of an in
fluential Government official, sup
posed to be an enlightened man, whose
name, If disclosed, would cause sur
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 1899.
prise. "Don't worry," he said, ""We've
licked the English twice already and
we will give them such a flogging this
time as they never got."
TROOPS READY TO
TAKE THE FIELD
BLOEMFOXT^IN, Orange Free
State, Sept. ".—lt is understood that all
the Transvaal artillery has been railed
out and that the burghers have been
notified to be ready. The latest reply
of the Transvaal to Great Britain is
regarded as marking the disappearance
of the last hope of peace.
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 7.— A large meet
ing of the colored residents of this
place, held last night, passed resolu
tions expressing confidence in Sir Al
fred Milner, the Governor of Cape Col
ony, and "sympathy for our brethren
in the Transvaal, who are denied all
rights."
JOHANNESBURG, Sept. ".—The
Burgomaster announces that the Gov
ernment will help the municipality to
continue its preparations for hostilities.
Grocers generally have advanced
prices 10 to 15 per cent here, and sup
plies from the coast are anxiously
awaited.
SIMLA, Sept. 7.— Three regiments of
cavalry, four regiments of infantry and
three batteries of field artillery have
been formally warned to be prepared
to leave their stations in India at the
shortest notice for service in South
Africa. The hospital corps has re
ceived similar notices.
FORCE FOR SERVICE
IN SOUTH AFRICA
ALDERSHOT, England. Sept. 7.—
The Aldershot News issues what it
claims to be an authoritative state
ment of the composition of the home
force for service in South Africa in the
event of war. This force consists of
two cavalry brigades and six infantry
brigades, the latter including four bat
talions of the guards and one Irish and
one Highland brigade. All the troops
indicated are not at or near Aldershot.
The force would have a national char
acter and would mobilize here under
the command of Sir Redvers Buller
LONDON, Sept. 7.— The Daily Mail
publishes the following from Johannes
burg. It is reliably reported from Pre
toria that a special military train with
a body of armed men was dispatched
to the Natal border on Tuesday night,
with an equipment of several heavy
field guns and a quantity of ammuni
tion.
EFFORTS TO INDUCE
EAGAN TO RETIRE
Friends of His Possible Successor
Seeks in Vain to Get the General
Out of the Way.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.— Earnest ef
forts have been made without success to
get Commissary General Eagan to make
application for retirement. General Eagan
Is now a resident of Hawaii, where he
has a large plantation, but Is on a visit
to New York. He was suspended with
full pay until retirement, and his reason
for refusing to apply to go on the retired
list is believed to be the loss of money
he would suffer. Under the law he would
have to retire on three-fourth pay, which
would amount to $4125 per year, instead
of $5500, so that he would lose $6875 in the
five years remaining to him on the active
list.
Friends of Colonel John F. Weston, act
ing commissary general of subsistence,
have been endelavoring to get Eagan's
consent to retirement. I have been told
they have shown their willingness to
make up the amount the former commis
sary general would lose by making formal
application for retirement. General
Eagan has declined, however,-- and from
present indications proposes to block the
way of Colonel Weston. The President
deeply regrets now that he did not take
action before suspending General Eagan.
which would insure an application from
that officer for retirement. As it Is now
Colonel Weston is performing the duties
Og commissary general and receiving pay
and emoluments of a colonel of subsis
tence in the department. In other words
lie is serving General Eagan's sentence.
The President Is helpless, however, and
General Eagan can only be retired when
he reaches the age of 62 years or upon his
own application.
AFFAIRS IN VENEZUELA
ARE QUIETING DOWN
Nevertheless the Department Will
Not Cancel the Order Sending
the Detroit to La Guayra.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. -Official ad
vices received from Caracas indicate that
the condition of affairs in Venezuela is not
so disturbing: as the private information
received yesterday indicated.
It Ik stated positively in the message
received to-day that matters looked more
encouraging for the Governn^nt. This,
however, has caused no change in the de
partment's intention to order the Detroit
to La Guayra, and it is expected that she
will sail from Philadelphia for that port.
DEWEY IS
GRADUALLY
IMPROVING
Admiral Expects to Be
Entirely Recovered
Before His Arrival.
/GIBRALTAR, Sept. ?.—Ad
(j- miral Dewey to-day visited
the garrison library and
lunched with the United States
Consul. His health is gradually
improving, and he believes he will
be entirely recovered before his ar
rival in New York harbor.
REBELS ARE DRIVEN
OUT OF SAN RAFAEL
MANILA, Sept. 7.— Captain Butler, with
three' companies of the Third Infan
: try, a detachment of cavalry and one gun,
\ while upon a reconnolssance, met a body
:of rebels yesterday at San Rafael. The
1 Americans scattered the enemy and cap-
I tured seven prisoners, five rifles and -300
! rounds of ammunition. They also de
. stroyed the rice stored in seven ware
houses.
I The rebels are supposed to belong to the
i command of General Plo del Pilar, who,
i with his main force, retreated to the
north. The reconnoissanse will be con
tinued, following the rebels toward
Maasin.
The United States transport Newport
1 will convey to the United States the
1 Eighteenth and last company of the Sig
; nal Corps Volunteers.the Nevada Cavalry
: and various discharged soldiers.
ADVANCE TO ANGELES
A POLITICAL MOVE
MANILA. Sept. 3 (via Hongkong, Sept.
7).— lt is the general opinion among offi
cers that the recent advance from San
Fernando north to Angeles was entirely
: due to political pressure in the United i
1 States. They all agree that it was de- i
termincd upon in order to offset the effect ,
produced by the newspaper correspond
ent^' mund robin. 1' is believed that Otis
has not enough men to spare to hold the ;
i positions safely.
' There are five miles of unguarded rali- j
road line between Calulet and Angeles,:
■ and the rebels were able to descend upon ;
this and tear it up for three miles. The
I road was very poorly built, and it has
j taken three weeks to repair it.
Owing to a lack of steam lighters to un- ;
I load them transports have to lie In Manila j
i Bay a long time, and the delay costs j
more than ?I'x»' a day. Merchant vessels
unload very rapidly, as thc-y use cafcos, |
but that is'not the case with Government!
shipping.
NEW OFFICERS OF OREGON
NAVIGATION COMPANY
Only Three Changes Are Made in
the Board of Di
rectors.
PORTLAND. Sept. 7.— The annual
meeting fit the stockholders of the Oregon '
Railroad and Navigation Company was !
held in this city this afternoon. The fol- I
lowing board of directors was elected: E. !
H. Harriman. E. H. Bull, H. W. Cannon, ,
A. L. Mohler, H. W. Corbett, H. W.
Scott, Miles C. Moore, W. M. I. add, \V. B.
Aver. A. L. Mills. Mortimer L. ' Schiff,
"Winslow S. Pierce and W. D. Cornish.
The only changes in the board were the
substitution of S'cJiiff. Pierce and Cornish
for C. S. Mellon. D. S. Lamont and Samuel
Carr. who represented the interests of the
Northern Pacific in the directorate.
Mr. Schiff is a son of Jacob Schiff. from I
New York; Mr. Pierce is general counsel
for the Union Pacific, and Mr. Cornish is ,
president of the Oregon Short Line and
vice president of the Union Pacific. E. H. i
Harriman was elected chairman of the j
board of directors. ...
Officers of the company elected by the i
board of directors were: A. L. Mohler,
president; W. W. Cotton, secretary: E. •
S. Benson, general auditor; G. E. With
lngton. assistant treasurer: Charles Bea
m?n, counsel, and W. W. Cotton, general
attorney. -: '"■
A new executive board was chosen, com
posed of Messrs. Harrimnn. Cornish,
Pierce. Schiff. Bull and Cannon.
E. H. Harriman is now chairman of the
board of directors of the Union Pacific.
Orrgon Short Line and Oregon Railroad
and Navigation Company.
* —
AMERICAN JOCKEYS WIN.
Reiff, Sloan and Martm Successful In '
England.
LONDOX. Sept. 7.— At the third day of'
the Doncaster September mo, ting to-day i
the rarp for the Alexandria plate,
a handicap of 500 sovereigns for 3-year- j
olds and upward, resulted In a dead heat ;
for first place between Sir J. Miller's j
3-year-old brown gelding Bishops wood,
ridden by J. Reif, and Mr. Toddy's 5-year- j
old T'ncie Mar-. I^ord Rosohery's chest
nut filly Mauchline was third.
The face for the Portland plate for 500 ;
sovereigns added to a handicap swof-p-
Stakes of ten sovereigns each, five soy- !
pr<*igns forfeit, for 3-year-o]ds and up- ]
ward, was won by C. A. Mill's bay filly I
Mazeppa. Lord William TWesford's 4- j
ypar-old bay colt Elfin, with Sloan up, <
was unplaced. Ten horses ran. Betting ,
was 2 to 1 against Elfin.
In the race for the Scarborough stakes.
200 sovereigns. Lord William Rprosf.inVs
bay filly Sibola. ridden by Sloan, beat T.
Jennings' Gamecock.
The race for the Rouse platf of 500 sov
ereigns for 2-year-olds was won by Sir
Wallle Griffith's bay filly Vain Duchess, i
ridden by "Skeets" Martin. T-r.rd William I
Beresford's Luetitia, on which Sloan had I
thp mount, was second and J. Gobbin's i
Galteo Queen third.
TURKISH SPY CAUGHT.
Man Arrested in Cincinnati Engaged
on a Secret Mission.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 7.— A. F. Dahoring.
who claims to be a representative of the
Turkish Government, was arraigned in
court to-day on the charge of renting
tvpowriters and selling them. While
claiming to be the Syrian Consul here.
Dahoring has quarreled with the local
Syrian colony, and the Ottoman Consul
General at Washington is expected here to
settle the <»se.
Since the arrest of Dahoring the police
have discovered letters and telegrams
showing that Dahoring wan doing a land
office business in shipping goods. The
police do not stnte what they found in the
rooms of Dahoring. but they indicate that
the probationer is acting as a spy for the
Ottoman Government, with his efforts
directed against some secret society in
New York.
YOUNG JACKSON LOSES.
Jim Trimble Gets the Decision Over
the Colored Man.
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 7.-Jim Trimblf
of Los Angeles got a decision over Young
Peter Jackson, (colored) of San Francisco
at the end of a twenty-round boxing
contest before the L(M Angeles Athletic
Club to-night. The men fought at 156
pounds. The San Francisco man was the
aggressor at the start and in the
third round had Trimble on the
go. From that on to the twelfth
round Jackson seemed to have the better
of it. but Trimble rallied and finished the
colorea man in the last few rounds with
punches over the heart.
Jim Ryan of Cincinnati challenged the
winner. He recently fought a draw with
Jackson.
Costello Vindicated.
COVELO. Sept. 7.— An inquest was held
to-day on the body of Valentine Costello,
who was killed by his brother Matias.
The jury rendered a verdict or accidental
death. _
I IN NEXT SUNDAY'S CALL
% I Oom Paul tells the story
of his life.
DREYFUS' FATE WILL BE
DECIDED NEXT MONDAY.
France Taking Extraordinary Precautions to
Prevent Outbreaks After the Verdict of
the Court-Martial Is Announced.
RENNES, Sept. 7.— To-day came ]
the beginning of the end of the
Dreyfus trial. With the speech
of the Government commissary, j
Major Carriere, the case entered !
upon the final stage of pleadings and
the verdict will be delivered on Mon
day. There is even talk to-night of the
trial ending to-morrow by holding an
extra afternoon session for M. Labori's
speech and the deliberation of the
judges. This, however, is considered
unlikely, as the Government is anxious
to have the judgment withheld over
Sunday in order to avert demonstra
tions which would probably involve
bloodshed on a day where the workmen
are free.
The Government Is not only fearful
regarding Rennes, but is particularly
fearful regarding Paris and other large
towns where passions have been heated
and the verdict, whichever way it is
given, is practically certain to give rise
to trouble. It is understood that the
Government has intimated its desire to
the president of the court-martial
Colonel Jouaust, and there is no reason
to believe that he will not fall in with
Its views.
Colonel Jouaust this morning took
the most important decision yet taken
and took it entirely upon his own re
sponsibility, although he is undoubted
ly only the mouthpiece of the whole
body of judges. His decision to ex
clude the testimony of Colonel
Schwarzkoppen and Major Panizzardi
was most significant, as it meant that
the court had already reached a conclu
sion and that the pleadings of counsel
were merely a waste of time and might
be dispensed with if they were not a
necessity-
The court has made up its mind, but
which way? This is the view point and
forms the sole topic of discussion. Both
sides are equally confident that the
court will decide in accordance with
their views.
The Dreyfusards declare that the
judges cannot condemn Captain Drey
fus after rejecting the decisive evidence
which Colonel Schwarzkoppen and
Panizzardi would have given in his
favor.
The anti-Dreyfusards. on the other
hand, explain to-day's rulings on the
ground that the judges recognize that
the evidence of the two military at
taches would be worthless, because
they would be morally bound to save
their agent at any cost.
A sample of this reason was given
by an anti-Dreyfusard journalist, who
when praising Colonel Jouaust's de
cision, explained: "What weight could
he attach to the testimony of Schwarz
koppen and Panizzardi? The receiver
of stolen goods must shield the thief as
much as he can."
From the popular point of view the
scene in court when Colonel Jouaust
delivers the judgment will be divested
of its most sensational feature, owing
to the absence of the central figure.
Captain Dreyfus will be taken to an
adjacent room when the judges retire
to consider their verdict. A moment
before they are to re-enter a bell will
be rung and as they take their places
behind the long table on the stage the
infantry guard will present arms and
remain at present arms while Colonel
Jouaust, standing in the center of the
platform, reads the verdict.
Captain Dreyfus will not be brought
back to the courtroom and will not be
present at the meeting of the judges,
but when the courtroom has been
cleared by the gendarmes, which will be
done as soon as Colonel Jouaust con
cludes, the reading clerk of the court
will proceed to the room where Dreyfus
will be waiting and read to him the
verdict in the presence of a couple of
gendarmes.
The public will thus be robbed of the
spectacle of his emotions, which are
bound to be most profound, whether
the decree sends him to the arms of his
family or back to the penal settlement.
The verdict may be a condemnation,
an unequivocal acquittal or a form of
acquittal that would be equivalent to
the Scotch verdict "not proven." The
last will be the case if the judges
should pronounce against him by a
vote of four to three. That is. he would
be freed, even though the judges in his
favor should be in the minority. But
this, naturally, would be very unsatis
factory, as he would bear the stigma
for the rest of his days.
Captain Dreyfus thus has five
chances against the prosecution's
three. Unanimity, six to one. five to
two, four to three or three to four will
set him at liberty, while unanimity, six
to one or five to two will convict him.
If convicted, the judgment will be car
ried to the military court of appeals.
which will be n formal matter. The
special court will only quash the in
dictment and order a retrial if it should
be established the present court-mar
tial has erred in a matter of procedure.
This is in the highest degree improb
able. The Court of Cassation will have
also the right to order a retrial if it
should decide that the court-martial
has deviated from its instructions.
Thi-s is the only loophole for Dreyfus,
and his friends will undoubtedly fight
this point tooth and nail.
Extraordinary measures have been
taken to spirit Dreyfus away, whether
acquitted or recondemned. His de
parture from Rennes will be enveloped
in the same mystery as was his arrival.
CARRIERE DEMANDS
DREYFUS' CONVICTION
RENN'ES, Sept. 7.— At the opening this
morning of the fourth day of_the fifth
week of the second trial by court-mar
tial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the ar
tillery, charged with treason, M. Labori,
leadng counsel for the defense, an
nounced that he had received a semi-offi
cial intimation that Colonel Schwarzkop
pen. the former German military attache
at Paris, and Major Panizzardi, the for
mer Italian military attache at Paris
would be unable to appear personally be
fore the court. Counsel, therefore, pro-
posed that a rogatory commission should
be telegraphed to receive the depositions.
M. Paleologue of the French Foreign Of
fice and Major Carriere did not oppose M.
Labori's application.
After M. Labori had submitted his ap
plication the Chief of Detectives, M.
Cochefort. deposed favorably regarding
the attitude of Dreyfus when Colonel dv
Paty de Clam dictated the bordereau to
him.
The clerk of the court read a letter
from Captain Humbert to the effect that
Dreyfus had expressed a keen desire in
1894 to enter the statistical section of the
office, and saying that he met Dreyfus
once carrying some voluminous packets of
4- LON-ON, Sept. 7.— Esterhazy 4
+ has rewritten a portion of the 4
-- bordereau for Black and White. 4
♦ The editor makes the following 4
♦ announcement: "Telegrams from 4
4- Rennes say an English journal- 4
4- ist named Gibbon has arrived 4
+ there with a copy of the border- 4
4- eau written by Esterhazy and 4
♦ with declarations of Esterhazy. 4
4- sworn to before a commissioner 4
4- of oaths. Mr. Gibbon, sub-edi- 4
+ tor of Black and White, was sent 4
+ by the editor to Rennes, carry- 4
+ ing to Maitre Labori photo- 4
4 graphs of a copy of the part of 4
♦ the bordereau written by Ester- 4
-f Jiazy on Saturday last. This new 4
♦ document is to be published by 4
♦ Black and White to-morrow, and 4
4- forms final and absolute proof of 4
4- Dreyfus' innocence as far as the 4
+ bordereau is concerned. The 4
4- declarations referred to are not 4
4- made by Esterhazy, but by W. 4
4- B. Northrop, who acted as inter- 4
4- mediary between the editor and 4
4- Esterhazy." 4
♦ ♦
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦■t
maps and documents, and remarked that
he was acting very imprudently.
General Mercier came to the bar and
said that he felt the deposition of Cap
tain Freystaetter was bound to have pro
duced considerable Impression on the
minds of the Judges. He spoke of the at
tacks made on him since the captain had
testified, saying the Dreyfusard press
had been calling him a fake witness, etc.
The general declared that he gave an or
der in 1594 that nothing should be done
with the various translations of the Pan
izzardi dispatch, adding that he himself
was present when the packet of secret
papers for the court-martial was made
up, and it did not contain the Panizzardt
dispatch. He had since questioned the
Judges of the court-martial on the sub
ject, but none of them was prepared to
swear that the dispatch was not sub
mitted to them, because their recollec
tions now were rather vague.
This statement of General Mercier
evoked a chorus of disgusted "Ohs!"
fmm the audience.
The court then retired to deliberate on
M. I^abori's application, and its probable
decision was eagerly discussed. Every
one in court stood up when the Judges re
turned, after deliberating a quarter of an
hour. Colonel Jouaust gave the order.
"Present arms," to the guard of soldiers
at the bottom of the hall, while he, stand
ing, and with the other Judges standing
on either side of him. read the announcp
ment that the Judges had unanimously
decided that the president. Colonel Jou
aust. was competent to order a rogatory
commission and that the judges as a b<>c!y.
according to the military code, were not
competent to do so.
M. T,abori thereupon asked Colonel Jou
aust if he still maintained his refusal to
appoint the commission, the colonel hav
ing said, when M. Labori submitted his
conclusions, that he was opposed to the
application.
Colonel Jouaust replied "Yes, and the
evidence of Colonel Schwarzkoppen and
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Major Panizzardi with regard to their
relations with Dreyfus was thus excluded.
After the decision of the court refusing
to examine the attaches by commission
had been delivered reports relating to
the experts' examination of the papers of
I the bordereau were read.
Major Carriere was called upon to de-
I liver the final speech for the prosecution,
; which only lasted an hour and a quarter,
' and which was generally characterized
: as one of the weakest orations ever heard
iin a court. He said he considered it to
ibe established that Dreyfus wrote the
j bordereau, though the phrase concerning 1
'■ the convoying of troops was very sig
nificant. He pointed out that Dreyfus
could have obtained the information with
little trouble. Major Carrier? argued that
Esterhazy could not say in August that
he was going to the maneuvers, while
I 'reyfus could have thought so up to Au
j gust 28.
"My belief in the innocence of Dreyfus."
! said Major Carriere in conclusion, "has
i been tiat.pformed into a conviction of his
guilt, which has been strengthened by
the testimony of the witnesses of the
prosecution. " To-day I come to tell
you on my soul and conscience that Drey
fus is puilty and to ask for the application
i of Article 76 of the Penal Code."
All the generals and other officers who
were seated in the witness chairs left the
; courtroom just before the Government
■ commissary closed, in accordance with
■ orders of the Minister of War, General
: Gallifet, to leave Rennes within two hours
> after the pleading had begun. There was
an interesting scene in the courtyard of
the Lycee. where the officers took leave of
' each other. They appeared to be in good
j spirits.
M. Demange, of counsel for defense,
! will probably occupy the whole of to
! morrow in his speech for the defense and
IM. I>abori will speak on Saturday. The
verdict will be rendered Monday "because
! the police are opposed to the announce
! ment of the verdict on Saturday if It
were possible to do so, on the ground that
it would be likely to lead to trouble on
Sunday.
"When Major Carriere had concluded.
Colonel Jouaust ordered the adjournment
I of the court. Dreyfus rose quickly and
apparently not dejected.
As the prisoner was passing counsel's
tahlp M. Labori stopped him and
■ whispered "Courage." Dreyfus smiled
i and nodded and as he proceeded M.
: Jaures. the Socialist leader, and some of
i the others seated on the benches before
; which Dreyfus passed, repeated M. La
bori's word of encouragement.
The most elaborated police measures
will be taken during the last days of the
trial. Eight gendarmes will be distributed
lin the courtroom. Twenty gendarmes and
• a detachment of infantry will be stationed
'in the courtyard, lines of tronps and
gendarmes In the vicinity of the Lycee
will be tripled and placed further back.
; detachments of gendarme? will be posted
on the squares and bridges of the town
■ and mounted gendarmes will patrol the
streets. The garrisons of neighboring
towns will be held in readiness to be dls
i patched here at a moments notice. If
; a cry is raised or a threatening gesture
made by any one in the audience before or
; after the verdict the offender will be ar
; rested and taken before the president of
I the court. Colonel Jouaust. and will then
; be sentenced to punishment, the minimum
i penalty being two years in prison.
Henry Sweitzer in Trouble.
WOODLAND, Sept. 7.— Henry Sweitzer,
son of a prominent resident of Capay Val
ley, has been held for trial before the Su
perior Court upon a charge of seduction,
the complaining witness being Miss Fan
nie Stowe of Guinda. Sweitzer was re
leased on bail.
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