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VOLUME LXXXYI-^O 104.
FRENCH EXPLORERS IN AFRICA SLAIN BY
THE FIERCE TUAREGS.
.Mission .Headed by Foureau and Lami JVlak.es a Sallant Defense,
bu: Is Finally Annihilated by Ovepwh.elming
Odds.
Group of Tuaregs of the Air Country, Where the Mission Is Re
ported to Have Been Massacred.
TRIPOLI, Sept. 11.— A courier who has arrived here reports that the French mission, headed by
I Fr. Foureau and Major Lami, has been annihilated. He says the mission was attacked by an im
• mense body of Tuaregs, who, after suffering terrible loss, killed all the members of the mission
by force of arms.
On March 22 of this year a dispatch was transmitted from Algiers to Paris that a party
of Tuaregs had attacked a European expedition on its way to Air, in the Sahara, killing 100 men
and capturing a part of the caravan. It was said that the expedition attacked must have been
the Foureau-Lami expedition, but on March 23 official dispatches reached Paris from Biskara, 247
miles southeast of Algiers, that the Foureau-Lami expedition had arrived at Agadez months ear
lier, and that it could not therefore be the party killed by the Tuaregs.
The Poureau-Lrfunl mission started
from Algiers in tho summer of 1898,
with the intention of crossing the Sa
hara Deseri by way of Assime, Air and
z to the Lake Tchad country
which had shortly before, by agreement
with Germany and Great Britain, been
included within the French "sphere of
Influence."
The expedition was a large and lm
tg one, comprising over 250 Spa
his, tirailleurs, picked riflemen, several
1 undred caravan men and a very large
number of animals.
All the larger garrisons, Fort Mac-
Mahon, Fort Miribel and others of the
Algerine hinterland contributed their
LIEUTENANT PEARY
MUCH DISHEARTENED
Feels Keenly the Loss of His Toes
Occasioned by Freezing in the
Far North.
NEW YORK, Sept. 11.-A Herald
Fnecial from St. Jam. Newfoundland.
«vb- The Windward's people say that
lieutenant Peary feels keenly the acci-
T^tn his feet, and is much broken In
L.7V owing thereto. Though he plans
'inhrn advance for next season on a
: mJ-what changed basis, they do not be
that he will ever be able to carry 1
ut bCrause of the frosting of hl3 feet
and consequent amputation of toes. His
withdrawal to Etah they attribute to an
UipreaSng dependency upon Esquimaux,
whM^h'?wil endeavor to have replace
him in much of the work. His Increasing
ye^s will also tell upon him for Arctic
Th«»" Ice was of exceptional thickness
during last season. Kane Basin never
oi»en"d and no ship could make latitude
sT The winter's Inaction proved very
trying for the steamer's crew, none of
whom, save Robert Bartlett the mate,
will venture north again. He will re
place his uncle. Captain John Bartlett. as
a^ter when the Windward goes north
year, the Latter bavin* determined
; xV rw.'rißnsTn the Fram who foregath
ered with Peary's hunting party. ln May
are very much depressed over their mis
fortune, especially the death of their sur
£eon\ Svenson. though the Fram did so
well on h.r last cruise, she has failed to
Realize expectation* in this Ice in Green
and seas is much more difficult to navl
caie than in the open Polar ocean north
If Fran* Josef Land. In the former huge
1 ergs add to the dangers of navigation,
and the Fram's peculiar build proved no
nJlvantage to her in coping with them.
The Norwegian* are disappointed most
over their failure to outdo Peary. added
?o whVh i« the very meager results of
their year's scientific work. They had not
Iven the satisfaction of working north
to "he -onlines of the hitherto explored
Melons as Peary had. and their title,
ilmc and stores have been expended on
wSrk wh ich is really but the subject for a
summer cruise. Owing to her Inability to
HtUt • north this season, it is believed
Fi l Tram will abandon her proposed ex
, . ',;itii 11 m next spring.
FIERCE FEUD
OUT IN KENTUCKY
„,M,fiN, Ky., Sept. IL— The opening of
W ar „'tween the Griffin and Philpot
Tlons in '"lav County began last night.
The house? of Widow Chadwell. relict of
Evan Chadwell. brother of Deputy . Sher
iff Dave Chardwell. the leader of the Grif
fin faction, \ was fired into from all sides.
She escape* by throwing herself on the
floor. Air the cattle, hogs and dogs wer£
The San Francisco Call.
quota of troops to the mission, which
made its rendezvous at Timassinin
near the northern limits of the Taureg-
Adzju country, about 550 miles south
of Constantine. Algiers, and about 400
southwest of Tripoli.
Agadez, the point from which the ex
pedition would strike off to the south
east for Lake Tchad, lies in the coun
try of the Southeren Tauregs, about 200
miles south of Air, about 14u0 south of
Constantine, and 1200 southwest of
Tripoli. These Tuaregs have seen but
little of Europeans, and, while they
have been disposed by the propitiating
influences of gifts and tolls exacted to
receive and allow passage to merchant
caravans, th^y have been averse to
Advance of the Foureau-Lami Expedition, or Mission, Leaving
Fort MacMahon, in the Algerine Hinterland, for Timassinin,
the Place of Rendezvous.
killed and a notice was posted on her t
door Riving her twenty-four hours to |
leave or be killed, it was don,- by a body
of horsemen whom th<- Griffins say were
the Philpots. The jail here, which has
two Griffins in it. is heavily guarded by
men with Winchesters.
A rumor is also rurrent hero that a bai- >
tie was fought yesterday in Clay County,
resulting in the killing of four men and
the wounding of seven. The rumor lo
cates the battk- on Red Bird <Yeek,
eighteen miles from Manchester. There
have been several killings there of late
and the battle may have been either be
tween the Murkums and Roberts or the ;
Sizemores and Asners, which four fac
tions are at war with each other.
WILLIAMSON. W. Va., Sept 11.—Sher
iff Henderson of Logan County ami a
of fifteen to-day went to the Hat-
Held fort in the mountains thirty miles
from here and without bloodshed captured
"Devil Anse" Hatt'nld. his son Holt and,
John Dingees, relative of tno Hatflelds by
marriage. The prisoners will be taken to i
Pike County and tried on charges of mur- ;
der growing out of the Hatfleld-McCoy
feud "Captain" Hatfleld, the only prom
inent member of the faction now at lib
erty is being hunted with a posse.
SHIP MAY BE SAVED.
KOBE. Janan. Sept. 11.— The captain of
the United States transport Morgan City,
which was wrecked September 1 by strik
ing a reef eight miles from Onouchi, says
there are good prospects of saving the
vessel and that divers have been engaged
for the purpose of trying to float her.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1899.
I havinp at .any price a military caravan
pass through their country.
The Tuareps are a main branch of
the Berber family and the dominant
I race throughout thp whole region be
; tween Algiers on the north and Tim-
bucto and Lake Tchad on the south
j west and southeast. Those of the Tini
-1 buctoo and Middle Niger country gave
i the French good evidence of their ca
pacity as fighters before General
Ghourko finally effected their subjuga
i tion. Among the Tuareg tribes of the
Sahara are a number of confederations,
which, while they are hostile to each
other, unite and make common cause
against any military force coming from
the outside, and their aggregate num-
I bers make them very formidable foes.
ELIHU ROOT MAY RUN
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
I Statements to the Effect That He Is
the Administration Candi
date for the Place.
CHICAGO, Sept. 11.— A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
There are whisperings in political circles
thai Klihu Hoot. Secretary of War, is
: lTkfely' to be the, administration candidate
I for the Republican nomination for Vice
President.
President McKinley has favored the re
i nomination of his running mate, but Mr.
11., hurt's health will probably prevent him
i from again accepting office.
LABRADOR FISHERMEN
MAY SUFFER PRIVATIONS
HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 11.— Fishermen
who have returned from the codfishing
grounds on the Labrador coast report a
Beriotu condition of affairs. The cod fish
ery has been almost an absolute failure
and all vessels are returning with small
catches. As the fisheries are the chief sup
port of the people, it is feared their fail
ure will be followed by starvation in
many parts of Labrador, unless assist
ance is forthcoming.
JUDGES NOW
ASK MERCY
FOR DREYFUS
Members of the Rennes Court-
Martial Have Signed a
Recommendation.
TO PREVENT FURTHER
DEGRADATION.
Anarchist Rioters Start Disturbances
in Paris, and the Firebrand
May Spread Rapidly.
Special EMsjmch to The Call.
RENNES, Sept. 11.— The judges of
the Dreyfus court-martial to
day by mutual agreement ex
pressed to the President of the
republic, through General Lucas,
the commander of the army corps at
Rennes, their sincere desire that Drey
fus would not be submitted to a fresh
degradation.
The court-martial signed a formal
recommendation for mercy this after
noon. Its object is to eliminate the
degradation feature of the punishment.
The recommendation will be handed to
General Lucas for President Loubet.
When M. Labori's secretary Informed
Dreyfus of this action he was greatly ;
affected and said: "I still have hopes."
PARIS, Sept. 11.— A serious fire broke
out this evening in the Rue Barbey,
which was recently Invaded by an
archist rioters. A large warehouse
filled with upholsters' materials has al
ready been destroyed. When the po-lice
attempted to-clear the streets they were
hooted by roughs and several firemen
were severely Injured.
Later in the evening an attempt was
made by a band of men shouting "Vive
l'anarchie!" to break into St. Jo
seph's Church. The sacristan, armed
with a gun, appeared in the doorway
of the church and threatened to blow
the brains out of the first man who en-
I tered. The crowd then retired.
Shortly afterward a force of police
appeared and cleared the streets. Dur
ing the struggle a revolver was fired
at the officer in command, but no one
was injured.
ItOara, Sept li— Cotfknei PanlazardY,
referring to-day to the verdict at I
Rennes, said: "I felt horror, but not
surprise."
Spontaneous demonstrations in favor
of Dreyfus have occurred in many i
parts of Italy. In Florence a crowd j
shouting "Down with the Jesuits!"
threatened the French Consulate. The
police interfered and a fight ensued, in
which many persons were hurt. Twen
ty arrests were made.
BRUSSELS, Sept. 11.— A violent So
cialist meeting, at which 4000 were
present, was held to-night to protest
against {he sentence of Dreyfus. Many
i speakers expressed horror at the ludg-
I ment, which was denounced as the
greatest crime of the century, and con
tempt for the five judges. They swore
that no French soldier or officer should
henceforth appear in Belgium without
being greeted with shouts of "Vive
Dreyfus!" "Vive la Justice!" and also
that M. Dumont and M. Rochefort
should never cross the Belgian frontier
again without being put to ilipht by a
storm of public contempt.
SPREAD OF FEVER.
KEY WEST. Fla.. Sept. 11.— The total
number of yellow fever cas 's up to date
Is W9; reported in the past twenty-four
hours, 12. The physicians have failed to
make a report to-night.
No deaths have occurred in the past
twenty-four hours. Nine cases are beinp
treated at the yellow fever hospital and
the remainder are in private families.
NO TRACE OF ANDREE
COULD BE OBTAINED
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 11.— The
steamer Antarctic, which left Helsing
berg. Sweden, on May 25 last with an
expedition under Professor A. C. Nat
horst, was spoken off The Skaw, the
northern extremity of Jutland, Denmark,
to-day on her return from her search
along the northwest coast of Greenland
for Prefessor Andree. She reported that
she had found no trace of the missing
aeronaut.
Circuit Court in Session.
SEATTLE, Sept. 11.— The September
session of the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals was commenced to-day.
Judges Gilbert, Ross and Morrow werf
on the bench. Sixteen cases will be heard
here. The court opens next Monday
morning in Portland.
Viscount Clifden Dead.
LONDON, Sept. 11.— Leopold George
Frederick Agar-Ellis, Viscount Clifden,
died to-day In his seventy-flrst year.
AGITATION TO ABANDON PARTICIPATION IN
THE PARIS EXPLOSION.
Injustice of tfee Verdict in tfee Dpeyfu§ Case Will Cause Public
and Private Attempts to Retaliate IDpon
Fpanee,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.— It is
believed that when Congress
assembles there will be con
siderable agitation of a prop- I
osition for this Government
to abandon its participation in the
Paris Exposition. It is known that ex- J
pressions hostile to the exposition i
quoted from Senator Stewart are very •
widely sympathized in, and it is
thought that if the conviction of Drey- ;
fus is permitted to stand there will be
very little friendly feeling for France ,
among members of either the House or i
Senate.
Such a move, however, would be a i
grave one. It is pointed out that to !
withdraw from participation in the ex- !
position would be regarded as an offl- '
cial insult to France. No further legis
lation on the part of Congress is needed
to carry out the plans of this country
for the exposition. About $1,200,000 has
been appropriated for the expenses of ,
the commission and the Government !
exhibit. The commission has been ap- j
pointed and the space desired for the
exhibit from this country has been se- j
cured.
There are now only two ways in which i
Congress could interfere. One would j
be to revoke such part of the appro- j
priation as has not been already ex- i
pended in the xpenses of the commis
sion and the other would be to pass a
resolution declaring that on account of j
the unsettled conditions the valuable
Government exhibits should not be sent j
to Paris. To do either of these things '
would be sufficient, it is believed, to j
break off all friendly relations between
the two countries. Congress and the !
State Department may look at the mat- \
ter from different points of view. The j
President and the State Department, j
having the responsibility for maintain
ing our relations with foreign govern- |
ments, cannot be expected to find in |
this affair a reason for involving the j
country in an international complica
tion, and it is likely that the executive
branch of the Government will use
what influence it can to prevent hasty
action.
Unless Congress expressly forbids it |
this Government will proceed with the j
preparations for the exhibition and will
send to Paris such Government ex- ;
hibits as are decided upon, but this will
be done with a realization of the proba
bility that much of the space secured
with such difficulty for private Ameri
! can exhibits will be left vacant. Little
doubt is felt that the latitude allowed
the private citizen will be quite ex
| tensively availed of to withdraw from
' participation in the exposition.
Another difficulty in the way of an
i effort to prevent participation in the
i exposition, however, will be found in
j the fact that before Congress has been
assembled much of the Government ex
hibit probably will be packed and on
its way to Paris, if not actually there.
! The exposition opens in April and the
work of transporting and preparing the
exhibit will have to begin some months
I before that time. Up to this time, it
! is said, the preparation of the Govern
| ment exhibit has not been begun, but
the work will proceed as soon as the
i Government officials are ready.
WAR FEELING YET RUNS
HIGH IN THE TRANSVAAL
PAPE TOWN, Sept. 11.— Four trains
containing refugees from Jo
i hannesburg have arrived here.
\ / Four hundred refugees have also
arrived at Durban. During the i
past week the relief committee of Jo- j
hannesburg assisted 2000 cases of dis
tress reported throughout the Trans
vaal.
PRETORIA, Sept. 11.— Excitement
prevails here pending the decision of
the Cabinet. Secretary of State Petizo
has left this city for Johannesburg and
Cape Town. The likelihood of war is
much discussed. The coming of British
troops is not regarded as meaning cer
tain war, but merely as making up for
the paucity of troops in South Africa,
much commented upon during the past
month.
The burghers of this place are of
fering the Government gifts of meai.
The town has a deserted appearance.
The British diplomatic agent, Conyng
ham Greene, has made a representation
to the Transvaal Government regarding j
the recent arrest of Mr. Pakeman, edi
tor of the Transvaal Leader, and the
Government is sending a reply.
President Kruger has issued a notice
warning burghers who intend to go
shooting beyond the River Limpoo,
which forms for many miles the north
west and north limit of the Transvaal,
that they will be severely punished un
less they first obtain permission from
the local authorities.
The tension remains high pending
the receipt of Mr. Chamberlain's dis-_
patch. It is asserted on excellent au
thority that the Transvaal Govern
ment with a view of keeping the min
ing industry, has decided to protect it
in every way. As a first step the Gov
ernment has notified the Rand com
panies that their men will receive pro
tection as long as they remain peaceful,
and should war unfortunately occur the
men will be given a reasonable time to
leave the country if they desire. It is
officially announced that the article in
the gold law about the confiscation of
claims and mines belonging to people
convicted of treason or conspiracy
against the State, which was last year
eliminated will be re-enforced. The
article also gives the Government power
to order that the mines be worked, and
provides that if this instruction is dis
regarded the Government may work
them through its own agents.
lommander General Joubert denies
that the War Department is ordering
heavy ordnance and rifles. He de
clares that he is anxious for the preser
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11.—As
semblyman N. P. Conrey of this
city to-day stated that there is
a quiet movement on foot among
the Jews of this city to influence
legislators, provided an extra
session is held, to ask the Gov
ernor to request the Legislature
to repeal the act of the last Leg
islature appropriating $130,000 for
the Paris Exposition.
Representative Hepburn of lowa said
that he had ceased to marvel at the
methods of French army justice after
observing how the trial of Dreyfus was
conducted. No such trial or verdict
was possible in the United States. He
did not think it would in any way af
fect diplomatic relations between this
country and France, nOr did he think
it would interfere with United States
exhibitors at the coming exposition.
NEW YORK, Sept. 11.— Congressman
J. M. Levy announced to-day that as
soon as Congress meets he will intro
duce resolutions in the House with
drawing the support of this Govern
ment from the Paris Exposition on ac
count of the Dreyfus case.
NEWCASTXiE-ON-TYNE, Sept. 11.—
W. D. Stevens, a shipowner and royal
commissioner to the Paris Exhibition,
has declared that as a result of the
Dreyfus verdict he will not put his
foot on French soil. He adds that
thousands of his countrymen will take
the same attitude. Several important
firms have already declined to exhibit
at Paris.
BERLIN, Sept. 11.— The private agi
tation against the exposition is begin
ning to find vigorous expression. The
VossischeZeitungsays this evening that
,a number of the largest German firms
have pledged themselves to withdraw.
The Berliner Tageblatt says the Ber
lin Council at its next session will con
sider a special motion to withdraw the
Berlin municipal exhibit.
On the other hand the correspondent
of the Associated Press learns on the
highest authority that the German
! Government considers the Dreyfus case
now, under all the conditions, done with
j and does not intend to relinquish official
representation at the exposition. The
official responsible for this assurance
Mklfl that it should be borne in mind
I that despite the Dreyfus case the offl
! cial relations between the two govern
! ments have steadily improved during
recent years.
LONGLEY PROPOSES
WORLD WIDE BOYCOTT
HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 11.— J. W.
Longley, Attorney General of Nova
Scotia, will issue a letter to-morrow in
j which he vigorously denounces the sec- |
ond condemnation of Dreyfus, and j
urges the nations of the world to join
in a general boycott of the Paris Ex
position. He says:
The fabric upon which social existence
rests is justice. Every i><K>r human being
that is called upon to tread this earth lor
a longer or shorter period is each mo
ment at the merry of the stronger power
of hi 3 fellow beings, and his only capa- |
SIR ALFRED MILNER, England's Chief Diplomatic
Representative in South Africa.
vation of peace.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 11.— The of
ficials of the Netherlands Railway
Company have been notified to hold
themselves in readiness to guard the
line in the event of war. The Italians
in the Transvaal have decided to re
main neutral should hostilities arise.
The Transvaal Hollanders here held a
meeting to-day and adopted resolutions
PEICE FIVE CENTS.
city to enjoy life and avail himself of Its
opportunities rest* on the conviction that
he shall receive justice at the hands of
those with whom his destiny is limited.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the
world should stand aghast at the spectacle
of a human being condemned absolutely
without evidence after a public trial in
the face of the whole world; condemned,
indeed, in the face of the fact that the
evidence pointed almost conclusively to
his innocence. At all events, it estab
lished beyond question that \\i& form* r
conviction was the result of forgery,
falsehood and conspiracy. The public
opinion of the world has a right to mako
Itself heard and felt in this and every
matter which outrages the sense of jus
tice. It seems to me that the means are
at hand to make France instantly and
keenly sensible to the moral consequences
of this prostitution of justice. A great
world's fair Is to be held at Paris in th«»
year 1900. All the nations of the world
nave been Invited to participate in this
Rteat exposition, and most of thf great
nations of the world have engaged to bo
there. Great Britain, the United States
jiivi Canada among the number. My
proposition is that, in view of this Infa
mous moral turpitude of the French peo
ple, sanctioned by the Government and
upheld by the mob. the other nations of
the world should one by one refuse to
participate in this great centennial show.
They could very well allege that they
weie afraid tn trust their representatives
in .a country where an innocent man can
he- condemned without a shadow of evi
dence and without any manly protest
from the nations at lnrsre.
ZOLA DECLARES THE
TRUTH WILL APPEAR
PARIS, Sept. 12.— The Aurore pub
lishes this morning a long letter from
Emile Zola, the novelist, which Is a
pendant to his famous "J'Accuse" let
ter in the early stages of the revision
movement. It concludes as follows:
The Ministry which it.s agents have be
trayed, the Ministry which had the weak
ness to leave big children with muddled
minds to play with matches and knives,
the Ministry which has forgotten that to
govern is to foresee— has only to hasten
to act if it does not wish to abandon to
the good pleasure of Germany the fifth
apt of the drama, the denouncement be
fore which every Frenchman should
tremble.
It is for the Government to play this
fifth act as soon as possible in order to
prevent its coming to us from abroad.
The Government can procure the docu
ments. Diplomacy has settled greater
difficulties than this. Whenever it ven
tures to ask for the documents enumer
ated in the bordereau they will be given,
and that will be the new fact which will
necessitate a second revision before the
Court of Cassation, which would be this
time. I hope, fully informed and would
quasi) the verdict sano r< nvoi in the
plentltude of its sovereign majesty.
But If the Government w. re to recoil
the defenders of justice and truth will
da what is iif* • -I'nry , and r.ot one of us
will desert his post. Proof, invincible
proof , we shall finally end by obtaining.
On November '-'■', we shall be at Versailles.
My trial will recommence, inasmuch as
it is to recommence in all its fullness. If
meanwhile justice i-s not done we will
again help to do it. My beloved, my
valiant Labor! , whose honor has but in
creased, will therefore pronounce at Ver
sailles the address as he was unable to
pronounce it at Rennes, and it is very
simple. Nothing will be lost.
As for me, 1 shall not be silent. He will
merely have to utter the truth without
fear of injuring me. for I am ready to
pay for it with my liberty and my blood.
Before the Seine Assize Court I swore
to the innocence of Dreyfus. I swear to
it before the entire world, which now
proclaims it with me. and I repeat, truth
is on the march. Nothing will stop it.
At Rennes it has just made * giant's
stride.
I no longer have any fear except that
I may see it arrive in a thunderclap of
the avenging nemesis, devastating the
fatherland, unless we hasten ourselves to
make It shine forth under our clear sun
of France.
of sympathy with the Transvaal Gov
ernment, pledging their support.
LONDON, Sept. 11.— The activity in
the Admiralty and War Office con
tiues to-day. It is s»id that orders
have been sent to America for light
iron girders and bridging sections for
probable use in South Africa. Trans
ports are moving to the docks, prepara
tory to embarking troops.

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