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OFFICERS OF: THE ••OHIO: SOCIETY f-
I "WHO WILL. BE PROMINENT IN THE ; -
RECEPTION." ;* '
'Will Be Made to Feel
Weight of America's
Castro's Treatment of Loomis
an Insult to the United
At Present Diplomacy Is Considered
Sufficient to Bring the little
Republics to Time.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CALL BUREAU. 1406 G STREET. N.
W.. WASHINGTON. April 23.— Venezuela
will be made to feel the weight of Ameri
can displeasure in return for its discour
teous treatment of Minister Francis B.
President Castro's attitude toward the
official representative of the United
State will be resented, not forcibly but
diplomatically. The American legation In
Caracas for some months at least will
be left in the care of Mr. Russell, who
will act as charge d'affaires, and It Is
probable that the Venezuelan Government
will be Informed of the reason which
actuates the President In reducing the
Importance of American representation at
Castro's Imprudent Course,
The decision of the administration with
respect to Venezuela^was reached to-day
after Secretary Hay had a conference
with Minister Loomis, and at a Cabinet
meeting had communicated the explana
tion made by the diplomat to the Presi
dent and his colleagues. It was an
nounced by a high authority that Loomis
"had acted with intelligence and discre
tion in carrying out instructions given him
by the State Department." This means
that President Castro's objection to Min
ister Loomis Is not personal, but due to
the fact that the latter represents the
United States. It is not proposed to dis
patch a sauadron to Venezuela. For the
present, at least, diplomatic representa
tions are considered sufficient, and It Is
hoped they will bring President Castro
to a proper appreciation of the course to
pursue in the treatment of foreign rep
Loomis Is Not Indiscreet.
Minister Loomis convinced the author
ities to-day that he had not been In
discreet, and had not made statements re
flecting upon President Castro. He said
after leaving Secretary Hay that he had
had no personal disagreement with Gen
eral Castro. He declared he did not be
lieve President Castro said that the Vene
zuela authorities believed he accepted fa
fors from the asphalt trust. He declined
to answer" the question as to whether he
was persona non grata, to President Cas
tro, but It Is learned that no representa
tions regarding Loomis have been made
by Venezuela to Secretary Hay.
The Secretary gave Loomis to under
stand that he could return to Venezuela
if he desired to do so, but the Minister
asked that he be granted leave to go
abroad for the benefit of the health of his
wife and himself. He expects to be at
Carlsbad three months. Upon his return
he will determine whether he will go back
to Caracas. The expectation is that he
will be transferred to some European
post, and the diplomat whom he succeeds
will be cent to Caracas.
Other Powers Also Object.
As a result of Loomis' report It is
learned that the officials understand that
Germany and Spain, as well as the United
States, recently separately informed the
Venezuelan Government that they -would
not consent to the consideration of claims
arising out of the recent revolution in
Venezuelan courts. Great Britain is ex
pected to make similar representations.
President Castro is said to have sacked
the court which is to consider the facts
in the asphalt disputes, but the State
Department will review the decision ren
President Castro is accused of being per
sonally interested in the settlement of this
dispute, where he and his brother. It is
charged, contemplate seizing that part
of the Felicldad concession outside of that
granted to Warner and Quinlan. Repre
sentatives of the Orinoco Iron Company,
concession which was recently canceled,
are in Washington urging that the United
States insist upon the restoration of their
CHICAGO'S CHIEF OF POLICE
RESIGNS HIS POSITION
CHICAGO, April 23.— Chief of Police
Klpley handed in his resignation this
evening to Mayor Harrison. For some
time it has been evident, from statements
made by the Mayor, that he did not intend
to reappoint Chief Kipley and as the ap
pointment is to be announced next Mon
day, the chief decided this afternoon to
take matters into bis own hands.
He called upon the Mayor and asked
him in Epeclfic terms if he was wanted
for another term. The Mayor was as spe
cific as the chief and told him that h© had
no Intention of reappolntlng him. The
chief then went to his office, wrote out his
resignation, 6ent it to the Mayor and,
calling up all the police stations In the
city, announced that he was no longer
Chief of Police. Mayor Harrison declined
to discuss the retirement of Klpley or give
tbe name of his successor.
The Society of Ohio • . has for its , object
the - promotion 'of social and ' fraternal
union among its members and the'collec
tion, preservation and \ diffusion of infor
mation concerning the r State' of Ohio and
its people. When the society was organ
ized . Benjamin B. • Haskell 'was ¦ elected
first president and . after ,. serving \two
terms he. was succeeded by Colonel John
P. Jackson, late* Collector, of the! Port 'of
San Francisco, who retained . the honored
seat until . summoned by, death. . ; Then' the
Incumbent, '; General James M. .Gleaves,
was elected. General ; will \ have
The Ohio Society of California, upon
whose shoulders will devolve a great por
tion of the responsibility of successfully
entertaining President McKinley during
his visit in this city, is without exception
one of the most vigorous social organiza
tions on . the - Pacific Coast. The- society
was organized June 12, 1897, with less
than fifty members, but since then It has
met with a . remarkable growth and to
day it numbers within its ranks many of
the State's most influential citizens. The
names of many of California's ' leading
merchants, scientists and. Jurists adorn
Its roll and = President McKinley himself
is one of its honorary members. ; ,
Tlie Ohio Society.
The people of Marln County are making
great preparations for welcoming the
President on May 16, for on that day he
will "cross . over to Sausalito on ¦ his way
to the top of Mount Tamalpais. He will
be met as he leaves the ferry at Sausalito
by. thousands of citizens and by the school
children of the county. There will be no
time for more than a cheer and perhaps
another when he pauses on his return,
but the people of Marln County are mak
ing ready to crowd- Into that single mo
ment all the loyalty and hospitality they
feel for the President and all he repre
Palace and Grand Hotels, $400; Dodge,
Sweeney & Co., $100; Murphy, Grant & Co.,
$100; Hale. Bros., $100; Occidental Hotel, $100;
Goldberg-. Bowen & Co.. $50;-. M. A. Gunst &
Co., $50; Levl Strauss & Co., . $50; Hoffman,
Rothchlld & Co.. $50; Baker & Hamilton, $50;
American Steel & Wire Co., $30; W. P. Fuller
& Co.. $50; Williams. Dlmond & Co.. $50;.Ris
don Iron Works, $50; John Shirley, $50; John
Breuner & Co., $50; Russ House, $50; Arctic
Oil Works, $50; Lick House, $75; Selby Smelt
ing Co., $25; Newman & Levinson, $23; Sher
man, Clay & Co.; $25: D. Samuels Lace House,
$25; Union Transfer Company, $25; Cluett, Pea
body & Co., $25; Winchester Repeating Arms
Company, $25; Lowenberg & Co., $25; Keller,
Bachman & Co., $25; Triest & Co., $25; Payot,
Upham & Co.. $25; Meyerstein Company. $25;
Piper, Aden & ¦ Goodall, $25; Code-Portwood
Canning Company, $25; Rosenberg Bros. & Co.,
$25; Anglo-American Crockery Company, $25;
M. Ehrman & Co.. $25; Norton. Teller & Ro
den, $25; Johnson-Locke Mercantile Company,
$25; Otis-McAllister Co., $25; Getz Bros. &. Co.,
$25; William Cluff Company, $25; Berry Bros.,
Ltd.. $25; Sherwood & Sherwood, $25; Califor
nia Fruit Canners' Association, $25; Abraham
son-Heunlsch Glass Company, $25; Curtis &
Muir, .$25; Rinaldo Bros. Company, $25; G. M.
Josselyn & Co.. $25; Neville & Co., $25; Bank
of British North America, $50. Total. $2325.
The executive council of finance- ac
knowledges the receipt of the following
subscriptions up to 12 m. yesterday:
Th.e Day's Contributions.
the side and garlands will be strune-on
the wires which support _ ,the electrlo
lights. The contracts for this work have
nearly all been let. «\
. The board of directors of the Automobile
Club of California; held a meeting, in the
Parrott building on Monday evening, at
which 'were present : President S. D. ; Rog
ers; .T«a5urer7A:" : E. : ; Brooke-Ridley, F. A.
Hyde and Dr. Frank ' J." Tillman. ,The fol
lowing new members were elected on the
active list: W.; S. Arnold, Sol J. Levy, 1 D^'
L^'I^wis.J." P. Edwards and R.' R. rHoim-
Automobilists to Greet McKinley.
The officers of the Ohio Society of Cali
fornia are as, follows: Past presidents,
Benjamin ; B. . Haskall and John P. ; Jack
son ; ' j president/ James M. Gleaves ; vice
presidents,. William. .H.: Jordan and John
W. '. Richards; .financial secretary, . W. L.
Maiile; secretary.r Louis P. McCarty;
treasurer,' Henry HIlp; board of directors,'
G.' A. ! Scheer, E. J. Ensign, John A.
Whiteside, Milton E. Baker and E. L
Baldwin:' '-V^tV'V ' . o
The society will also be called upon to
entertain Governor , Nash . and his party,
which is scheduled to arrive j at almost
the same date as the President. A street
parade In honor of the Governor is one
of the projects which is inviting consid
erable debate! The ; society desires ! to
have the 9000 soldiers who are at present
quartered at the" Presidio turn - out, I but
it is very doubtful if they/will be per
mitted to ' parade for ¦ both , the I President
and the Governor. Governor Nash * will
be accompanied by 200 members of the
Columbus -Board of: Trade: and will re
main, in the city' for ten days. It is ex
pected this will afford : him, ample time
to view every object of interest.
The Ohio' Society will entertain the
President at a banquet; on May. 16, from
5 o'clock in the afternoon until midnight.
Deputations from almost every jj lodge in
the State will be present and every effort
will be made to render the entertainment
one of the most pleasant features of Mc-
Klnley's visit to the coast.:
The society f meets on the second Wed
nesday of each -month at 320 Post: street.
-t Is- estimated that .there are "at least
35,000 sons of Ohio who have emigrated
westward and settled in the State of Cali
fornia. In almost- every- county of , the
State societies have been organized and
an attempt will soon be made to form
the various "societies Into a federation.
Advantage will be taken of the coming
celebration, when almost every society
w.-l have representatives here, to accom
plish something definite in that direction.
A'" Army of Ohioans.
The famed hospitality, of the State of
California is well upheld by • the Ohio
Society. "Apartments are maintained at
the Palace Hotel and a member is always
on hand to welcome ' and entertain any
visiting native * of the. Buckeye State.
"When ex-Mayor. Strong of New York,
who incidentally Is a native of Ohio and
a member . of the Ohio Society" of . the
Empire State, visited San Francisco, the
local society extended . to him a splendid
reception and feted him at a sumptuous
banquet. . ; Benjamin . Butter-worth; while
he was. sojourning^in^this city, was the
guest of the society.
the honor of presiding at the banquet
which. the ,society_ls preparing to ; give to
The Mayor has received a dispatch from
President : McKlnley's private- secretary,
George* B.' Cortelyou/ announcing 'that the
Presidential ' party,: will ¦ arrive " In • this cfTy
at 4:45"p.Vm.Y° Monday, May 12,* and will
depart . at .'midnight: .;. i n ; reply ,. Mayor
¦ Mayor George H. Clark : (chairman). O. - W.
Eriewlne, E. "W. Hale, H. Welnstock, Frank
Miller, George "W. Peltier, William Bectanan,
Ed R. Hamilton, B..U. Steinman, T.-B. Hall,
C A. Luhrs.F. B. Adams, L.Meblua, P. C.
Drescher, D. A. Llndley. O. G. Sage. William
Bchaw, J. O. Coleman. J. B. "Wright, C. F.
Curry. C. N. Post, C. M. Reuter, H. I. Sey
mour,' T. L. Enwright, H. Fisher, F. L. Gray,
E. B. Willis. V. S. McClatchy, Albert Galla
tin, M.' ' J. Dlllman, Dr. . G.' I* ' Simmons. Tom
Fox. Frederick ' Cox, Rev. C. L. Miel. H. H.
Grau, Rev. Father Qutnn, Emmett : Phillips,
J. N. Larkin, P. S. Driver, Peter J. Shields,
E. C. Hart. Joseph W. Hughes, C. W. Baker,
Frank T. Johnson, H. J. Small, T. W. Hetn
tzleman, Ll T.'Hatfleld. Louis F. ': Breuner. ' H.
W.- Johnson, Joseph Steffens, H. G. Smith,
J. E. Terry, Frank Ruhstaller Sr., J. G. Mar
tine, I*. ,tf Lewis, ; William Land, Russ D.
Stephens. . G. M. . Mott. -Frank cE., Smith. C.
C.IHall. Tom Scott, Charles F. Dillman, W. B.
Gerber.'W.rR. Ormsby, A.'Al.Van Voorhles,
S. i I. ' Hopkins, William Geary, Gua Lavenson,
G.-W.'Murray, W. D. Knights, John Weil. W.
F. ' Purnell. J.V.W. Wilson,' F. R. Dray, H. C.
Bell, 'James A. Barwick, ' Albert Elkus. W. A.
Anderson, T.:H.'"3erkey,J. ; E.' Sullivan, Wil
liam B." Hamilton,' -,W. ; H." Hanlon, . Fred Knox^
J.- H. Pond, P.'Wolf,- E.'C. Atkinson, William
M. ' Petrle. . Fred Mason, ; J. H. * Batcher, E. I.
Galvin, '¦ W.» J. . Hall, 7 Joeepb M. ; Anderson, I G.
W. . Locke, A. ' Meister, C. A. Toerk, L. B.
Mohr. L." Tozer," F. : F. ' Thomson,'" Dr. - Charlei
Van Norden; M.A; Howard, W. C Hendricks,
R. T. ; Conn, A. Mazzinl. B. F. Howard, E. F.
Frazer. W.' O.*- Bowers.
- SACRAMENTO, April 23.— The prelimi
nary arrangements for . the of
President McKinley and party in this city
are progressing. The following commit
tee of citizens has been appointed to act
Jointly with the Board of Trustees and the
committee appointed by the Legislature:
Sacramento in Line.
E. O. McCormick, traffic manager of
tiie Southern Pacific Company, leaves to
day for New Orleans to meet President
incKLnley. The popular railroad man will
superintend the t transportation of the
President over the. Sou them Pacific sys
tem and will Journey on the special train
all the way from New Orleans to Port
land, Or. ¦ ¦
Several of the automoblllsts will go
down to San Jose on Sunday/ May 12, and
will take part in the procession in honor
of President McKinley on the following
morning, . returning In ; the afternoon.
Dr. Frank C. Bangs has made complete
arrangements for . the j reception of the
chauffeurs and the stabling of their ve
hicles, which will be elaborately deco
rated. There . is . talk of holding- automo
bile races In San Jose on the afternoon of
the 13th," but the club will take no official
share in them.
; President Rogers appointed C. C. Moore,
C. 'Wilson Frankel and P. F. Rocket t a
committee on applications for member
ship, and F. A. Hyde, Dr. Frank J. Till
man and A. E. Brooke-Ridley a committee
on contests, runs and tours. ,
medieu. Dr. Max Rothschild of San Fran
cisco and H. B. Taylor of Oakland were
elected "resident" members; 'and C. W.
Dibble of Santa Clara, F. H. Holmes of
San Jose, H. J. Mohr of Mount Eden and
"W. C. Smith of Chico were elected "non
resident", members. . ._„..•
Market, Montgomery and other streets
will be decorated with evergreens and gar
lands. The evergreens will be placed at
The tower of the Ferry building will
be Illuminated with incandescent lights
Just as was done upon- the arrival of the
California volunteers. Very little bunting
will be used, and that only on Third
street, through which the President will
march upon his entrance Into the cityl
One new scheme will be tried in illumin
ating Market street. Instead of Incandes
cent lights, arc lights will be used, and
will be strung fifty feet apart on each side
of Market street, from the ferry to the
Charles R. Allen, chairman. of the com
mittee on decorations, says the committee
has completed many of its plans, and ha3
closed contracts for the illumination and
decoration of the streets of San Francisco.
.The committee has decided to resort to
electrical illumination very largely, this
having proved such a success In the past.
The problem of the school' children, and
there are 40,000 of them. Is being consid
ered by the Board of Education.' That they
will bo lined up to be reviewed by the
President Is a settled fact, but the trouble
Is to find a place to line them up, for
40,000 children' make an army by them
selves. Golden Gate Park and Van Ness
avenue are the only available places, and
one or the other will be chosen. The
school directors prefer the avenue, be
cause it Is more accessible and ' besides
there is more room for them there in
formation for review than anywhere in
The tickets for the citizens' banquet are
$20 apiece. At first sight this seems to be
a source of revenue, but when' the cost of
the dinner Itself, the best of champagne
and cigars, the decorations, the music, the
menus and a dozen other things are fig
ured out of It, it begins to look small, for
this is going to be a pearl among ban
quets and what will not be done to make
it perfect in its kind is not worth doing.
In addition to. being surrounded by all
the rooms and conveniences necessary for
the reception of a large number of guests,
the gymnasium of the club offers peculiar
opportunities for the art of the decorator.
It may be that this feature may decide the
committee In favor of the club.
The citizens* banquet Is still without a
home, but there are but two places in the
race for the honor just now. One is the
large grillroom of the Palace Hotel and
the other is the gymnasium of the Olym
pic Club. The grillroom will seat 450 peo
ple. Already there have been received by
A. A. Watklns, chairman of the banquet
committee, 330 acceptances, so it looks
very much as If. by the end of next week,
the capacity of the grillroom will be left
far behind. This will leave the Olympic
Club next in the race for favor. The gym
nasium can be made to seat 800 persons at
table, and if advantage be taken of the
boxing room opening from the gymnas
ium. 200 more can find place. There Is a
lack of culinary appliances in the club,
but they could easily be Installed for the
time, being, and President Harrison will
allow anything that the committee sees
fit to do.
PLANS for the reception of Presi
dent McKinley are tending toward
one of the grandest demonstra
tions • ever given - by a. city and
State ,lo a chief executive. . The
finance committee of the Citizens'
Committee of San Francisco now has its
work systematized, and money Is coming
In freely and with many promises of more.
Sub-committees have their work well in
hand, and the outline of the local celebra
tion is beginning to loom up among the
countless schemes under consideration.
DENVER. April 23.— While hurrying
East to his dying: child Dr. Roy Ingliss
of. Denver was taktn with a hemorrhage,
from which he died. Dr. Ingliss was a
special Inspector of the State Board of
Health. He came to Colorado on account
of lung trouble about a year ago, leav
ing his. wife and two children with her
parents at his old home In Jersey City.
Last Saturday night Dr. Ingliss received
word from Jersey City that one of his
children was dying from pneumonia. Ha
hastily got ready and took the first train
East. . At Ottunrwa, la., h« left the train
to take lunch, but the oppressive air and
the exertion of tho Journey affected him
greatly and he became ill. A doctor told
him If he proceeded farther East it -would
mean his death. He accordingly boarded
the next train 'west, but was taken with
& hemorrhage Just before reaching Colo
rado Springs. He arrived here at • o'clock
last evening. This morning he died la
his room at 701 Seventeenth avenut.
While Speeding- East and
Dr. Hoy Ingliss Has a Hemorrhaga
FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE
GOING TO DYING CHILD
DENVEE, April 23.— Mrs. Mary Fipps*
horror of appearing " in public with her
hat on crooked Interfered yesterday with
a wild chase which she was making to
overtake her husband and their two chil
dren, whom he was abducting. Mrs.
Fipps is the handsome wife of the fore
man of the Globe Smelter, and has lived
with him for. ten years in Globevllle, a
suburb of Denver. Recently they quar
reled and Mrs. Fipps threatened to re
turn to her parent3 In the . East. "White
she was away, from home yesterday her
husband, thinking that If be secreted the
children she would give up her Idea of
leaving him and compromise tbe quarrel,
loaded the youngsters in a buggy and
started for the country. Mrs. Fipps, re
turning home in a few minutes after he
had left and learning the facts. Jumped
astride a neighbor's horse and set out in
pursuit of husband and children. Her
way lay through the main street of Globe
vllle. Her rapid riding disarranged ¦ her
hat, which fell dangling about her neck.
She stopped the horse while she straight
ened the headgear and when she wai
ready to proceed husband and children
were lost to view. She then appealed to
Woman Stops to Fix Disarranged
Headgear and a Pursued Ab
LOSES CHILDREN BECAUSE
OF HORROR OF CROOKED HAT
Hennlon. Charles SeweU. _¦ .
- Presidential Balute^Georje C. Power, George
L. Conklin. John . Lene. ; , . \
Carriages— WHlUm'Menxel.J. H. Reppy. R.
H. Teague.'.' '.'¦ * •."¦-. .
School children— J. E.' Reynolds. W.' A. Shel
don. ¦ Miss Hennlng.'
, Invitation— D.'J. Reese, C .1* Bard, A." Bern
helm.- H-V: ¦¦.¦¦•;¦.-• v-" ¦¦¦;,-¦':¦:¦¦'. ¦-•
.Decoration of carriages— The Native Daugh
ters. - '.'.'..'
' Route of - procession— J. ' H. ¦: Chaffee, F. „ R.
Music— G. L. Sackett, J. C. Brewster/X P.
Decoration of streets— T. J. Donovan, J. W.
Hammons, C. B.; McDonell.' •
Decoration of building* — H. A. Glddlngs, W.
a Chaffee. H." B. Kowlatt.
ley and his party will be » properly wel
comed in Ventura. The day of the visit
will be a gala occasion in the town of
Ventura and "for the county. The outside
towns will be invited' to participate in the
reception.. A general holiday for the
school children of the county will enable
them to be present. ,
The special train of the Presidential
party will arrive in Ventura at 9:05 a. m.
The party will be met by Senator Bard
and the reception committee of the Board
of Trade, of which Professor Kauffman
is chairman. Carriages will be in waiting
and under escort of the veterans of the
Civil. "War. The party .will be taken to
Main street and thence to the Mission.
The school children will be gathered at
the Plafza School and will strew the Presi
dent's'way with flowers. The route of
march will be handsomely decorated and
the carriages of the Presidential party
will be garlanded. The following commit
tees have ' been named by the Board of
Clark wired the following:
There will be a Joint reception on behalf of
vthe Legislature of the State of California and
• ciUzenaiOf-.the^city.ofrSacrameiito, the recep
tion on behalf ol the. State to take place at the
State Capitol.} Arrangements.. not all com
pleted. Will wire you in a few days. If agree
able to- the, ladies of. the party a public recep
tion will be given them..
Stockton Plans Reception:
STOCKTON, Slay 23.— The McKinley
day committee, consisting of Mayor Har
rison, Rev. "W. C. Evans, Orrln S. Hender
son, C. E. Williams and Irving Martin,
has outlined a plan for the reception of
President McKinley and the Presidential
party in this city on May 20. The Presi
dent will arrive here at 1:15 p. m.
and will depart at 3:15 p.^ m. The
main feature of the occasion will be a
carriage ride through the city. President
McKinley will not be asked to make any
\ speech or to leave his j carriage. The
school children will be gathered at Eden,
Fremont and Independence squares,
where they will greet the President, sing
ing national anthems. Two • combined
harvesters will be In the line,' one moved
by steam power and one attached to
The harbor will be filled with steam and
sailing craft, all of which will be deco
rated and will be passed on the line of
march. Excursion, rates will be furnished
by both the Santa Fe and the Southern
Pacific Company on McKinley day be
tween Stockton and all points' Included in
a radius of 125 miles of Stockton. The
following dispatch has been sent by
Mayor Harrison to Secretary Cortelyou:
The provisional programme provides . for a
drive about the city. There will be no leaving
. of carriages. The President will not be asked
to speak unless at his own. option to assembled
The sub-committees already appointed
include. A. W. Simpson, H. C. Holman,
D. A. , Guernsey ; and . Rev. ; W. C Evans.
The School Superintendent and Board of
Education are 'the committee on school
children. The people of the towns In sur
. rounding counties will be Invited to take
i part in the welcome to' the President.
Beception in Ventura.
; VENTURA. April 23.— President McKin-
be considerably harassed by the con
stant movements of the British columns,
and from an English standpoint the situ
ation may be considered satisfactory. It
is officially stated that the number of
Boer prisoners now is 17,823.
Harassed by British Columns.
Generally speaking the Boers appear to
CAPE TOWN, April 21-It Is officially
announced that the Boers in Xanaaqua
land are still clinging to the hills north
east of Pella. Burghers In the Calvinla
and Kenhardt districts, especially those
under Froneman, have been more activo
of late and have required energetic work
on the part of the British.
The commandos of Scheepers and
Malan have moved east to districts be
tween Peadson and Pletersburg. The
British under Senneker and Scobel are In
touch with him.
'The commandos of Krttzlnger and
Fouchee, after threatening to attack
Maralsburg, apparently united and re
turned in the direction of their retreat in
Zuurberg. The last heard of Command
ant Kritzlnger he was near Venterstad
and making toward Orange River Colony.
Several, small parties of Boers are report
ed about Venterstad. They are probably
trying to establish a connection between
the burghers in Zuurberg and the Oranga
River Colony commandos.
Boers Hold TJp a Train.
. The Boers held up a train between Mol
teno and Stormburg last Thursday night.
They looted cattle and burned trucks.
The "engine \ driver and stoker were
¦wounded. - The British had two other
„ Ninety Boers "are reported between
Allemans Poort and Jamestow'n, appar
ently moving on Barkley East or Lady
General Christian Dewet, according to
one report, crossed the line north of
Wolvehoek on Thursday. Another report
locates General Dewet at Senekal. Or
ange River Colony.
Dashing General Dewet Is Reported
to Be Again Operating in Orange
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Republican Raiders Hold Up
Train, Steal Cattle and
Commandos in Touch.
With the Pursuing
Reports From Towns on President's Route
Show That Everybody Is Alive to the
Situation and Hard at Work Preparing
WORK OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
PROMISES NECESSARY AMOUNT
McKINLEY'S WELCOME THE GREATEST
EVER PLANNED FOR THE PRESIDENT
SCHEMES FOR RECEPTION RAPIDLY
SHAPING TOWARD GRAND SUCCESS
More Than Three Hundred Acceptances to
the| Banquet Already Received—Forty
Thousand School Children on Revie v
SAN FBANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOLUME LXXXIX-NO. 145.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.