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Two Charges Hade.
There are two distinct charges made by
the Grand Jury against Mr. Dalton,
though both of them grow out of the per
sonal property roll matter. The Indict
ment is upon the charge that Mr. Dalton
destroyed one of the assessment books of
the county*In order to protect himself
from the liability for uncollected taxes.
The accusation upon which his removal
from office is asked is that Mr. Dalton
did not perform his duty as Assessor and
enter upon the personal property roll the
names of all of those In the county who
possessed personal property and collect
taxes thereon.
The Jaw requires the". County Assessor
to collect the personal propejty taxes of
th© county, and In order to. force the col
lection of these ;taxes' a' penalty was im
posed, making the Assessor and his
bondsmen responsible for > all the uncol
lected taxes upon personah property. It is
charged that In order to shield himself
from this liability that - the County As
sessor destroyed the memorandum books
In which his deputies made' the 'original
assessment of the - personal property -\ of
the county, and it is specifically- charged
that he destroyed one book entitled the
"Oakland : City Assessment: Roll of Per
sonal Property for the Year, 1339."
The accusation is based upon another al
leged effort to avoid this liability for the
uncollected personal property taxes. It is
charged that the Assessor did not enter on
the "' personal property, roll of :. the ; county
the names of those who became delinquent
upon their personal property" tax and that
this v.-as done to avoid the liability under
this law.* *
District Attorney Allen's Statsrnent.
District Attorney Allen, who drew the
documents and who will have to prosecute
them in the name of the county, said to
night:
"Both of the proceedings hinge upon the
law in regard to the collection of personal
property taxes. This law contains a strict
provision intended to, force the collection
of these, taxes,' and the actions depend
upon the constitutionality of this law. The
personal property roll of the county 13
practically made up from the stubs of the
receipts for personal property taxes. As a
matter of protection the Assessor doe3
not enter upon the personal property roll
ihe names of those who do not pay their
personal property taxes, even though they
may have been assessed. The indictment
is based upon the destruction of a per
sonal property book that was supposed to
contain the names of those owning per
sonal property on which taxes had not
been paid. Everything depends upon the
legality of the clause Inflicting a penalty
upon the Assessor for non-collection."
The Indictment.
The essential charges In the indictment
are: ¦ _v
That certain assessments of cer
tain personal property in Alameda
County, at 12 o'clock meridian of
the fir&t Monday- of March. A D
1SS:>, made and entered by said
deputy assessors In said memo
randa booli as aforesaid and coRled
into said book so entitled "Oakland
Assessment Roll of' Personal Prop
erty for 1K»" as aforesaid, con
tained in said book so entitled,
were not copied into said assess
ment book of personal property of
Alameda County, delivered to said
clerk of the Board of: Supervisors
as aforesaid, and no other record
of said certain assessments than
was'contained In said book that
was entitled "Oakland City Assess
ment Roll for 1S03" was preserved
by said assessor.
That during all the times herein
mentioned raid book was the prop
erty of the said County of Ala
meda. and during Said time became
an official record of the Assessor's
office of the said County of Ala
meda.
- That on or about the day of -
February. 1900. at the said County
Following Is the personnel of the
Alameda County Grand Jury
whose indictment and accusation
of Assessor Henry P. Dalton has
created a sensation:
T. I,. BARKER (Foreman)
JOHN DICKSON
WILLIAM DAY
A. L. FISH
ERNEST A. BHANGS
EDGAS BISHOP
GEO. B. M. GEAY
MINOR HTLLYARD
FRAN3CLIN BANGS
SAKUEL HZYWOOD
LOUIS H0MEIEB
IRA 3¥L WENT WORTH
ANDREW J. NOR
' JOHN B.' GREENLEAF
GE0B.GE BURBECK
ROBERT M. TURNER -
JAMES MOFFITT
C. P. HOAG
HUGO ABRAHAMSON
OAKLAND, June ».— The long expect
ed and much discussed repcrt of
the 'Alameda' County' Grand Jury
was handed to Judge Greene of the
Superior Court this morning, but was not
made public until afternoon. In order that
the District Attorney might be given timi*
to prepare a warrant upon the Indictment
found and to prepare the accusation
against Assessor Dalton so that It could
be served.
The Grand Jury had been called to meet
at 10 o'clock this morning, but. though
the Jury was ready to report last Tues
day, It found that there was still . an
hour's business to be done, and District
Attorney Allen was closeted with the
Jurors for that time. It was approaching
the noon hour when the jury finally filed
Into the box and Foreman T. L. Barker
arose and presented three paper?, two to
Judge Greene and one to District Attor
ney Allen.
One of the' documents handed to the
Judge was the formal report of the Grand
Jury, and the other was evidently an in
dictment, but those present in the court
room missed the value of the third paper
and supposed that.lt was merely a copy
of the report until District Attorney
Allen, late in the afternoon, announced
that he had served upon County Assessor
Dalton an accusation by the Grand Jury
and a suit to remove him from office.
It was this latter, act "that surprised
everybody, .for while the Indictment was
generally expected, that; the Grand ' Jury
should go still further and order "suit to
Grand Jury Presenting 1 Its, Report to Judge Greene.
•"^rOTTN'TT Assessor Henry P. Dilton was indicted by the Grand Jury of Alameda County yesterday for
the destruction of one of the prrsonal property rolls of his olHce in order to avoid ths liability imposed
ty law for failure to collect all personal property taxes. The Grand Jury at the same time presented
an accusation against County Ass:ssor Dalton, ordering the District Attorney to bring suit against hin to
oust him from of5cs for failure to prop;rly prepare the personal property rolls of the county and. to prop
erly collect the psrsonal property taxes.
Mr. Dalton no^v has ono civil suit against him to recover the fees received by him for preparing
the assessment roll of the City cf Oakland, a suit has been ordered instituted against him by the Board
of Supervisors for the commissions upon the poll taxes withheld from ths county, and now is to bs addsd
a suit to rrincve him from offica and an indictment for destroying public records.
Mr. Dalton makes indigncnt denial of any criminal actions, announces his intention of forcing all
of these suits to an early issue, and charges that every one of thess is a political move intended to in
jure him.
Perhaps not the least incident in a day of sensations is the charg3 that is mad? to-night by Mr. Dal
ton's organ that Superior Judg2 W. E. Greene, in whose court the Grand Jury was acting, ordered these
indictments.
Inquisitors Also Demand His Removal From
GfflGe for Failure to Properly Collect
All Personal Propertu Taxes.
BERL.IX, June 7. — The new Hamburg-
American liner Deutschland ran high
aground off Stettin upon her trial trip,
and has not yet been floated. The work
of dredging her over the bar will require
ten days, and her start for Hamburg Is
now fixed for July 5 Instead of June 2L
Emperor William has sent warships to
aid in the work of floating the liner, and
has gtven 'special instructions on the sub
ject
MOST GLOOMY NEWS
COMES FROM CHINA
LONDON', June S.— The situation in
China, as measured by abundant unoffi
cial telegrams, continues full of interest
ing pocFibiHties. but apparently it has not
ZroTrri worse during- the last twenty-fbur
hour?, although the favorite adjectives of
.Laadga .And Continental comm»ntators
ar.? "¦perilous." "grave" and. "dangerous."
The • naval commanders in Chir.ese
waters have ¦ received 'Identical instruc
tions as to procedure, the question as to
an emergency being left to their discre
tion. No fears are entertained as to the
.scfety of the l»?ations at Peking. Euro
pean residents, however, are escaping
from the capital to the coast. Peking is
still under contrcl, according to a dis
patch to th<? Morning- Post, dated yester
day, but in a very excited state. A thou
sand foreign guards were garrisoning the
legation bouses! Six hundred Interna
tional troops are at Tientsin with six
guns. A dispatch to the Daily Mail
from Shanghai, dated June 7. takes a
gloomy view cf things, which are pictured
as going from bad to worse. The corres
pondent says: "The authorities are dis
playing palpably guilty., supineness in
dr>alin5 ¦with thf Boxers and the powers
are more and more raking matters into
their own hands. The Boxer revolt is
spreading and is rapidly changing its
character. The Boxers arc fretting: arms,
preparing to meet force with force. There
has been no communication between
Peking and Tientsin since Tuesday, al
though one miserable abortive attempt
has been made by Chinese soldiers to
reach the capital. The troops were fired
upon and the train had to come back.
Another station has been' burned on the
line." ¦ ; *
A news agency dispatch from Tientsin,
dated yesterday, says: "TJie Boxers are
still raiding and pillaging over a wide
area. They have wrecked and burned the
station? at Long Fonffiatyl -Lanroo. It
has been definitely ascertained that Mme.
Astier and Messrs. Ossent and Cades have
been murdered. General , Xieh claims to
have defeated the Bcxcrs. killing 5<T0."
The morning par»ors. in long editorials
dealing with the Chinese situation, refer
to the possible course of the United States.
The Dally Mail, which goes beyond any
other In urging America to take the lead
in Int*-rvention. under the caption. "Mc-
Kinley"? Opportunity." rays: "The ITnlted
States have secured definite pledges as to
the maintenance of the open door and
their intervention would not produce fric
tion, danger of which Is to be anticipated
should either England or Russia act
alone. We have no desirc to provoke a
worM-wid* conflict. Yet our movements
are regarded with so much suspicion by
many Russians that serious complications
might ensue did we land a strong force
near Peking. The same applies to Rus
sia, face to face with ourselves, but the
United States have traditions with Rus
sia and a community of interests with
England. Their action would, therefore,
assure the hostility of neither power. It
need scarcely be said that they would
have the moral support of the British
people and our material support also, If
only the policy of our Government In the
Far East wore stronger than It Is. They
would certainly be assisted by Japan. .In
this way a world conflict disastrous to the
Interests of all great states could be best
avoided, and at the same time the pledges
which the skillful negotiations of Mr.
Hay have extricated from the various
powers would be vindicated. The oppor
tunity for America has come. Will she
be equal to it or will she let it slip from
her hands and lose her vast potentialities
of trade In Northern ChinaT"
England's financial Interests in China.
Interests that can be named on the Stock
Exchange, aggregate £40,000,000. These,
on an average, have declined 1 per cent.
There are also many trading companies
and syndicates holding concessions, which
are capitalized for vast unknown sums.
The English money in China is probably
close ta $500,000,000.
GEEMAN LI1TEE ASHORE.
Special Cable to The Call and New York Herald. Copyright, 1900,
by the Herald Publishing Company.
LONDON. June 7. — Anxiety respecting events in the Far East is
greater to-day than yesterday. Over and over again I heard the opinion
expressed that nothing can prevent wnr between Japan and Russia. In
diplomatic circles nothing else is taiked about. There now exists an ex
dteinent among diplomats such as has not besn kno"sra for years and
which, has entirely eclipsed all attention hitherto given to Ts-ar in South
Africa. A visit to the city revealed an increase in anxiety. There exists
in financial circles all the preliminaries of a panic, which sentiment has
affected all markets and quite neutralized the anticipated effect of the
good news frcm South Africa.
It only needs little, if anything- can bs judged from to-day's ap
pearance, for a very serious break in prices to take place. Public senti
ment is urging the Government to take a more active interest in the Chi
nese developments. All day long communications were going on be
tween the Foreign OQce and Tientsin, and generally the situation is
regarded as more serious.
secure an order to this effect, ilr. Con
ger's powers are regarded at? ample, but
he is not expected to take action in the
matter of dispatching military expeditions
to the interior of China that might be
equivalent to a declaration of war on our
part. In adhering closely to Its old-time
policy of abstention from Interference
with internal matters in China, especially
by refraining from entangling movements
in connection tvith the projects of other
rowers, the State Department is confldent
that it can properly care for all the legiti
mate interests in China during the present
crisis without beeomlrg involved itself
and without less of prestige.
LOXIXDN. June 7. — A special dispatch I
from Shanghai, dated 7:30 p. m. to- |
day, says the Dowager Empress j
has ordered General Neih Cheng j
with 3000 men to protect the r^l- i
T^aA at Peking. A severe fight. It is add- j
ed. has occurred ¦with the "Boxers."
whose ranks include many soldiers frcm
other generals' commands. . When the
battle ended 200 dead were left on the
Sfld.
Tho <2ispatcli goes on to say:
"One hundred and eighty British ma
rir.es. with a machine guru are about to
force a passage from Tientsin to Pe
kiryr. Altogether about 9» British have
t^n landed from the fieet; a greater nun:
hcr have landed from the combined ves
£»'.s of the other powers. This evidence
of Cr^at Britain's intention to assert her
position strongly gives great satisfaction
here."
For Protection cf Europeans.
BERLIN. June 7.-The officer corn
xra-ndins the German squadron at Ch«?foo
has fw-en directed by cable to cemi a de
tachment of sailors and marines to Tien
t5ln. and after cenferrfes with the Ger
man Minister at Pekirg to arranxe^wjlh.j
coir.manders of lire other squadrons re
jrardirjr further measures to be takon for
the protection of It is under
stood that Germany has officially dec!ar«3
h'r readiness to'act in concert with the
cthfr powers. But having no interests
outside of Shantung Province, she is r.ot
disposed to take the leading part In in
tervention ta China.
The German newspapers claim to have
discovered that the alleged secret agree
ment arrived at between Russia and
Japan to act together against Great Brit
r..in in thr- Fax East is purely fictitious.
Th*> National Zeitung avtrs that Great
Britain stands hand In glove with Japan.
Great Britain's Stand.
I/)N"DON". June 7.— It is said her* that if
the [Jetted S:at*«s expects Great Britain
to rake Initiative or independent action in
Chir-a. as might be gathered from sp<?cial
cabte dispatches quoting Congressman
Illtt, it is depending on a contingency
trfcich a;riear? very remote indeed. From
every Continental capital to-<iay cones
evidence of how keenly tho powers a?
rr*>ciate the Far Eastern crisis, yet the
British Fereiirn O«ice retains the apa
thetic attitude which for years ha? dis
tlr4rv:ished Ita Chinese policy. Thongh
th* lioxers' outbreak ha.s doubled ir. viru
ler.cp. and international complications
have since cropped up. the Marquis of
Salisbury appears to have taken no new
strps to iswt the emerffency. A repre
sentative of th* Associated Press was in
formed oScially to-dny that th>? British
Minister at Peliir.?, Si. Claude M. Mac
<1ot^iM. and his assistants, are still in
complete charge of the situation, and are
relied upon to meet any circumstance
•which may ariso, arm«d as they are with
authority to call upon the British China
equadrcn for more trocps. if they are
reeded.
The Government understands that the
diplomatic and r:aval authorities ca the
cpot are co-operating harmoniously, and
to long as this state of affairs continues
Lord Saliburj" -ets no irnmediate neces
sity for taking steps over the British
Minister's head..
Sounding Other Po-wcrs.
In spite of t.he fact that the Associated
Press is officially inferred that CJreat
Britain has neither sounded cthrr powers
Tith the v'.evr of securing co-opcr3tlon in
a new and vigorous Chir.ese policy nor been
Bounded as to such action by any power,
there are cany rumors that such steps
are under consideration. A member of a
foreign embassy in London says that it
Is certain the British Foreign OScc is
contemplating scndlns instructions to all
Its ministers to secure the support of
other governments, especially the United
States, In a plan pf action. Though Rus-
Eia rclght be invited to Join, this concert
would have for its ulterior object the frus
tration of any designs Russia may har
bor for making capital out of the present
troubled *tate of affairs in China. This
statement the Eritish Foreign Office cate
gorically and emphatically droies. But
even If the denial is prompted by motives
cf policy, it can be said without reserve
that Great Britain will take no action on
her own initiative beyond the mere pro
tection of her own subjects. No public
pressure could ir.duce Lorrf Salisbury to
enter into further complications until the
South African war is finished.
But the tone of the British press is in
s-cnif contrast of tho official attitude. The
afternoon newspapers to-day are unani
mous in urging a combination of the
powers with a greater object than a mere
temporary- suppression of the "Boxers."
Attitude of America.
¦WASHINGTON. June 7.— An indication
of the care exercised by the State Depart
ment Is afforded by the Instructions to
Minister Conger, sent yesterday, to draw
upon Admiral KempfT for any force need
ed to protect his legation and such refu
gw* as might properly claim the right of
asylum there cr in the consulates. The
Minister was not even charged to send j
out the United States naval forces and
marines to points whore American mis
e!or.aries are reported to be beset and In
Jeopardy, although much pressure has
been brought to bear upon the State De
j^Jtmfent by the missionary interests to '
Imperial Troops Engage in Bat
tle With "Boxers" Near Pe
king, and 2OO Dead Are Left
on the Field.
Such Is the General Opinion in
London, Where Conditions in
China Cause the Greatest
Anxiety.
WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA
AND JAPAN IS CERTAIN
ALMEDA GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED
ASSESSOR HENRY P. DALTON
Three Policemen and a Photographer
Shot as the Besult of
Riots.
ST. LOUIS. June 7.— Three police offlceTS
were shot I» various part3 of the city to
night as the result of riot3. Michael
Gibbons was hit in, the ankle and D. J.
Boland in the knee and W. O. Coates In.
the back. The latter's wound U serious.
Gibbons and Boland were acting a3
guards on Union line cars and Coates wa3
en a patrol wa?on guarding property of
the Transit Company.
While standing on the rear platform of
a north-bound Union Use car. John Goet
lln a photographer. 2u years of age. was
shot and seriously wounded to-night at
FJTtecnth and Chambers streets. The
C'.y Hospital physicians say that Goet-
Ung will probably die within twenty-four
hours from the result cf bis Injury.
NEW TRAGEDIES IN
THE STREET CAR STRIKE
Special Cable to The Call end Ntw York Herald. Copyright, 1900,
by the Herald Publishing Company.
Transvaal President Tells "Why
He Fled From Pretoria and
i Declares the War Is Not Over
by Any Means.
T ONEON, June 8.— The Daily Mail publishes this dispatch from Its
J 4 special correspondent:
LOUEENZO MARQUES. June 7. — President Kruger and bis gov
ernment are still at Machadodorp, \rhere it is statsd a stand will be
made with probably twenty to twsnty-five thousand men. In view cf the
present circumstances it is not probable that the defeated Boers will re
tain means or courage to move their army north, although the more des
pcrcte wish to do so. A number of British prisoners from Waterfall
have been moved to Novitgcdacht.
Trains are still arriving froin the Transvaal with straggling 1 paa
sengcrs.
LONDON. June S. 3 a. m.— Th? execu
* tlve offices of the Transvaal Gov
ernment are in a railway car.
J which is shunted on a switch at
Machadodorp station. President
Kruprer caused the interior of the coach
to tw? reconstructed some time ago with
a view tn contingencies that have now
arrived. The correspondent of the Daily
Express who went from Lourenzo Mar
<iue3 to pee President Kruger was received
yesterday. The President sat smoking a
long pipe. He looked worried, but his
bearing was quiet and determined. He did
not make the least objection to being in
terviewed. The correspondent wa3
equipped for the interview by cables from
London, "
"Yes." said President Kruger, "it is
quite true that the British have occupied
Pretoria. This, however, does not end the
war. Th« burghers are fully determined
to fight to the last. They will never sur
render so long as 500 armed men remain
in the country. I feel deeply encouraged
by the fine work Stpyn and De Wet are
tioin:? in the Free State."
The correspondent, suggested that the
war was over, inasmuch as the capital
had been taken.
Where the Capital Is.
"The capital!" explained Mr. Kruger
with energy, "what is a capital? It does
not consist of any particular collection of
bricks and mortar. The capital cf the re
public, the soar of government, !s here In
this car. Th*?re fs- no - magic- about any
special site. Our country is invaded, it
is true, but it is not conquered. The Gov
ernment is still effective."
Referring to the reasons why he left
Pretoria. Mr. Kruger said:
"I was not foolish enough to be taken
prisoner. 'I provided thi3 means of loco
motion precisely for the same reason as
our burghers supply themselves with
horses when they take the fleM. It U
necessary that I should be aW? to move
quickly from place to place. That is all.
By and by this car will take me back
to Pretoria. For the present it enables
me to keep av.ay from Pretoria, where 1
coul'J be of no service and where I should
only piay into the aands of the enemy."
"They "say. Mr. Kru?er," remarked the
correspondent, "that you have brought
with vou gold to the value of ii2.00O.WJO?"
"It is not true/' replied the President.
"Whatever monetary lesources 1 may
havc with me are simply those which we
require for state purposes. At the same
time I am not going ta tell you wftere
our treasure is. Let Rpberts tind It II he
Kruger Will Not Flee.
"They also say in London. Mr. Kruger.
that you contemplate taking refuge on a
Dutch man-of-war at Lourenzo Marques."
"That is again a lie," retorted the Presi
dent with vehemence. "1 know of no
such. Dutch war vessel. I am not contem
plating refuge anywhere. I shall not leave
my country. There will be no need of my
doing anything cf the kind."
The correspondent said, "Then. sir. there
Is much surprise at your having left Mrs.
Kruger behind."
President Kruper replied: "But why?
Mrs. Kruger is quite safe in Pretoria. She
would oniy be put to personal inconven
ience here. All communication between us
Is stopped, of course, but she will await
my return with calmness and courage.
She is a brave woman. I am here awaiting
further information. We are surrounded
by faithful burghers nnd are quite safe."
Secretary of State Reitz remarked:
"You may depend upon it that the war Is
not yet over. Guerrilla warfare will con
tinue over an enormous area. We intend
to flght to the bitter end and shall prob
ably retire upon Lyndenburg. where we
can hold out for many months."
"Yes," observed Air. Kruger, "It 13 only
row that the real struggle has begun. I
fear that there will still be much blood
shed, but the fault is that of the British
Government."
Then raising his voice to an almost pas
sionate height Mr. Kruger exclaimed:
"The time has passed for U3 to talk. We
have done plenty of that, but it has done
us no good. The only thing left for us to
do Is to keep en fighting, to keep on fight
ing."
The correspondent who secured the in
terview telegraphed It direct from
Machaddodorp station yesterday, when
the wires were working as usual to Lou
renzo Marques.
The Daily Express in commenting upon
the Interview refers to the "unabated de
fiance of the chief of the Transvaalers."
Nine hundred British prisoners arrived
Tuesday at Nooitgedacht. They were
penned In a barbed wire fence of four
acres on the open veldt.
- 0 ™! D * Post from Pretoria, dated Jen©
"The Boprs pledged themselves to
twenty British officers not to take British
prisoners away if these officers would
control them and prevent an outbreak.
5&£2£S?&5! began their
-\rter SOO had been taken British sheila
struck a train that was leading and the
Boers desisted and retired. The British
ol.ieere at Daspoort refused to leave their
quarters and made the Boer commandant
a prisoner, releasing him at midnight on
condition that he would cancel the ord*r
for the removal of the prisoners. The
Pretoria forts were found without guns.
All the artillery had been got away "
Another dispatch says: "Sixteen hun
dred British prisoner were removed-
After the Government had taken away
most of the stores the burghers were
Riven a free hand to help themselves. All
the British found was a few hundred bags
of coffee and sugar."
Yeomanry Lost Heavily.
LONDON. June 7.— The list of casualties
no-ar cominsr through indicates that there
was severe fishtinr before the Thirteenth
Yeomanry surrendered. Already the
names of nineteen men killed and twenty
eight wounded have been issued. The
killed include Sir John Elliott Cecil Power
baronet, and axorg the wounded Is tha
Earl of Longford.
Kroger and the Dutch.
LONDON. June. 7.—Tae Blr=Hnghara
Tort. or*an of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain.
Secretary of S;ate tor the Colonies, says
it hears from an official source at The
Haciif that a serious question concerning
President Krueer is now before the Neth
erlands Ministry- The paper add3 that the
President, up to Ia3t Friday, had decided
to seek refuge on board the Dutch cruiser
Friesiand. now off Lourenzo Marques, and
asserts: "There is beyond doubt good
reason to believe that Instructions on the
subject have been cabled to the command
er of the warship."
Lansdo— as and Wolscley at Oats.
LONDON. June 7.— The strained r«>!a
laticcs between the Secretary of State for
War. the Marquis cf Lans.lowne, and the
British comma nder-ln-chief of force. Lord
Wolseley. appear to have reached such a
pitch that, but for the exigencies of the
situation. Lord "Wolseley would have re
signed. It seem? that Lord Lansdowr.e
attempted to nsurp some of the authority
already heretofore wielded by the Com
mander-in-chief, and the latter is now
said to have laid the whole matter be
fore Lord Salisbury-
Must Become Sritish States.
LONDON. June 7.— The Liberal leader
in the House of Commons. Sir Campbell-
Bannerman. speaking at Glasgow to-day
on the attitude of the opposition toward
the South African question, said It was
not for the government, who had atlowe;!
the war. to rlenl with what it left behind.
The members of the opposition admitted
thev vrere only onlookers ard critics. Tha
two conquered republics must in some
form become states of" the British Em
pire, and while the success of the army
relieved them from anxiety. South African
affairs still demanded intense, watchful
interests.
:. . Not the Time to Return.
LONDON. June ".—The following dis
patch has been received at the Coionial
effice from the British High Commission
er in South Africa. Sir Alfred Mllner:
"CAPE TOWN. June 7.— It is reported
by telegram tha: large numbers of miners
and others are about to start for the
Transvaal from Southampton on Saturday.
Cannot a public notification be Issued
warning the people against premature re
turn here? They will be delayed at Cape
points, and will only Increase the numbers
supported by charity. It must be a couple
cf months at least before the bulk of
those now in the colony and In Natal can
be allowed, to return or work generally
can be resumed."
Boer Envoys Welcomed.
ST. PAUL. June 7.— Dr. Abram H.
Fischer and William Wessels. two of tha
Boer envoys, arrived In this city at noon,
to-day. Mrs. Fischer accompanied her
husband. A special reception committee
welcomed the visitors to the Northwest.
There was a large crowd at the depot and
the Minnesota State band played patriotic
American airs. Governor Llnd called oa
the visitors at the Ryan Hotel soon after
thefr arrival. A public reception was held
from 1:30 to 3 o'clock this afternoon, and
a drive about the city followed later in
the day. A mass-meeting was held la the
Auditorium to-night.
Roberts Intercepts Two Trains.
According to a dispatch from Lourenzo
Marques dated yesterday Lord Roberta
is reported to. have intercepted two
trains full leaving the vicinity of Pre
toria. Telegrams from the - British side
are exceedingly, scanty. Two brief ones
received from Pretoria say that Mr3.
Kruger still occupies the Presidency and
that a number of engines and cars have
been secured. The British under Major
de Lisle captured a machine gun am!
caused the Bo«rs heavy loss, the British
casualties being slight. Boer officials re
moved VTOO.CUO in gold from the Natlunal
Bank June 4. but did not touch 'the cash
holdings of the other banks.
Some of the Boers are surrendering vol
untarily and the townspeople of Pretoria
are described as showing considerable en
thusiasm over the British arrival. Mr.
Prevost : Batteresby in a dispatch to the
Kruger Has Rallied Some
Twenty-Five Thousand Men
AVith Which He Intends to
Make a Fight.
BOERS TO BATTLE
AT MACHADODORP
SAX FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JUXE 8, 1900.
VOLUME LXXXVIII-NO. 8.
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be brought to remove Mr. Dalton from
office was like a bolt from a clear sky
and created a sensation.
The warrant upon the indictment was
served by Deputy Sheriff Wales, and Mr.
Dalton at cnce furnished a bond in the
sum of J100O, with H. H. Havens and A.
J. Reed as sureties. Mr. .Haven is a re
tired attorney and brother-in-law . of the
late F. K. Shattuck and A. J. Read is the
foreman of the mechanical department of
the Enquirer. ¦->.'%"'
Later the accusation was served upon
Mr. Dalton by Deputy Sheriff Welch.
The San Francisco Call.

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