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VOLUME XLIL NO. 91.
KANSAS CITY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1899. TEX PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTh
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT A HOT WAVE WILL FOLLOW THE RAINY SEASON IN THE PHILIPPINES
TO STOP SWINDLES
JIMISSIOX KinSIS ARU
iG A.N ASSOCIATION.
OUTGRC 'H OF LATE FRAUDS
BTJnTHKI-5- JSSKS FROM TRICKERY
WILL11 GUARDED AGAINST.
An Intrr-weM- With One of the Jlcn,
In Which He AiImltH liming Been
Cuncht and Su There Arc
Others I'Inn for Pro-
It is not Improbable that some of the
persons implicated in swindling several lho
itock commission firms in Kansas City re
cently will be arrested within a few dajs.
One of the commission men affected by
the fraud intimated jesterday that devel
opments were near at hand. The greatest
secrecy, however. 13 being maintained by
Admits He Was Cnnght.
The Arm the most affected Is on the third
floor of the Exchange building When ap
proached by a reporter for The Journal
the manager was very much agitated. Per
spiration dripped from his brow, and to
nearly every question he responded: "I
can't tell jou anything. It would mean
"I understand that you have had four
men and a woman arrested for selling cat
tle mortgaged to your firm?"
"I can't tell you anj thing, but I don't be
lieve there were that many. I don't know
of any arrests."
"Is It true that you have been caught
by certain parties representing to you that
they bad herds of cattle upon which they
The commission man hesitated a moment
and then answered: "Tes."
"It is said there were four other firms
caught in the same manner. Do you know
who they were?" '
"Tes; but I can't tell you. It would hurt
them as much as it would us."
After a short pause he resumed: "If you
will wait until it is all over I w ill glv e you
all of the particulars.1
As a result of the swindles told of In
The Journal yesterday, a protective as
sociation Is forming, the purpose of
which is to bring the perpetrators of
this fraud to Justice and to prevent swin
dles In the future. The organization ha3
been planned by several of the stock yards
commission firms, assisted by P. I. Bone
brake, of Topeka. Colonel Bonebrake
served three terms In Kansas as auditor,
and Is now president of the Central 'Na
tional bank, of Topeka. The idea is to or
ganize a protective association of bank
ers, cattlemen and commission men who
loan money on cattle.
I'Inn for Protection.
Every member will, be asksd to pay ily a
j ear membership fee, to pay the expense
of bringing the swindlers to Justice Colonel
Bonebrake's plan is to make arrangements
with the Pinkerton detective agency to
hunt down the thieves, and secure convic
tion. Cattle swindling offers more induce
ments to the thief than any other mode of
robbery, for the reason that after a com
mission firm or bank has been tleeced of a
large sum, there Is no particular satisfac
tion in sending several thousand dollars of
good money after that already gone
There teems to be no question that Col
onel Bonebrake's plan will be adopted.
Those interested In the business, at least
J,0J firms In Kansas CItv, Chicago, St.
Louis, St. Joseph and Omaha, will prob
ably join. There are at least 1.000 banks
and money tenders who would be w.llng
A W0ULD-BEDR. CARVER.
Armstrong; IlliicUsnilth Shoot lit a.
Finn's lint nud Ludes u. Bul
let In Ills Scnlp.
Murder! help' polled doctor, coma quick,
I e been shot. McCuo did It. He shot me
on purpose." And with blood trlckl.ng
ilnon his face und back of his ears August
Berg rushed into one of the departments
at the Union Pacific shops at Armstrong
jisterday afternoon The -.core of ma
chinists who were buslK engaged at their
different machine:, were hoi ug.ily s artl d
at the man s appearance and h s w Id
pleadings for help Upon investigation it
was discovered that the man had been shot
In the crown of tl'O head, but he was too
badlj frightened to offer am explanations
lio finally became calm when conv need
that he had not been mortallj wounded,
but Instead was slightly scratched with a
Berg was taken to Hasslg s drug store
at the north end of the fcevonth stieet
viaduct where Dr Lawman extracted the
small bullet, whleh was lodged just under
the skin of the man s scalp. After the
wound was dressed and Berg had thor
oughly collected himself ho told how he
Helronymus McCue.who conduets a black
smith shop in Armsrong, visited the Union
Pacific shops to have a little sport killing
rats with a B B rifle. He found plenty of
this sort of shooting, but It soon became
very tame sport for him. About this time
Berg, who Is known about tho shops as
"Gooster," put In an appearance. McCue
Immediately began telling of his marks
manship. Berg and McCue are old friends,
and the former proceeded to question the
Utter's abilltj with a rifle.
This was a challenge.
McCue told Berg to stand right still. Ho
did so and the next instant his cob pipe
was shot out of his mouth. Berg was so
badly startled that he did not move from
his position. McCue then proposed to shoot
his bat off. He took aim und fired Ihe
ball punctured the ctown of the man's hat
and lodged in his scalp.
TRA-VSVAAL GOVEHMn"T DECID
EDLY MOIID CONCILIATORY.
ACCEPTS INQUIRY PROPOSAL
BRITISH CAIIET MINISTER SAlS
THEltE WILL HE NO WAR.
MRS. 0FFUTT SOUGHT DIVORCE
Only nn Accident Prevented the Peti
tion rrom Being Filed Hnd Her
Lawyer Withdraw It.
A few dajs ago Roy Offutt a well known
young cattle commission man, brought suit
for divorce from his wife. On account of
it she tried to kill herself.
It has now been discovered that Mrs.
Offutt began a suit for divorce against Mr.
Offutt only two weeks aso The netltlon
was taken to the court house by her attor
ney, Frank Lowe, and only an accident
prevented its being filed. The division of
the court In which Mr. Lowe desired his
case to fall happened not to be the next
number on the appearance docket. Mr.
Lowe left the papers with tho clerk, ac
companied bv the customary J4 tiling fee,
with the Instruction to file them In the de
sired division as oon as there was an op
portunity. No other suits were filed that
day and the divorce suit remained unfiled
Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Offutt had
"kissed and made up" and she told Mr.
Lowo not to file the suit. He hurried to
tno court nouse and secured the papers
before they had been filed.
Declare Thnt the Qnccn Will Not
Permit It British Cabinet Coun
cil Decides on Sending: Ten
Thousand Troops to
crs will be added SO.000 from the Free State
and MOW) from Cape Colon). To combat
this number England will need 530,000
Mr Bosnian will lecture In the Moody In
stitute here Monda) on the Transvaal situation.
LAND 0WNERSARE STUBBORN
United States Mast Resort to Con
demnation Proceedings to Ob
tntn Land In Hawaii.
WASHINGTON, Sept S Admiral Brad
ford, chief of the bureau of equipment, and
General Wilson, chief of engineers, have
been In consultation respecting the Im
provement of Pearl harbor, Hawaii, with
a view to the establishment of a naval
station there, as directed b-" congress An
unexpected and serIou-blTacIe to the ex
ecution of the project has been encoun
tered In the shape of refractory real estate
holder) Hav inir exhausted nil othpr nrnn.
er methods, the officials have determined
to proceed to acnulro tho nerpssnrv InnHa
through condemnation proceedings, having
satisfied themselves that this can be ac
complished under the Hawaiian laws as
they stand to-day.
ROOT UPHOLDS MILES.
Decides Thnt Guns Which Miles Rec-
ommeniled Shall Be Sent to
WASHINGTON. Sept. S Somo months
ago General Miles recommended the pur
chase of a number of rapid fire guns for
to pay the $10 membership fee, for the pro- U,E0 ln tne Philippines. His recommenda
ims wouic mane a tuna
of 130.000. ample to give an obiect lesson
that would materially decrease the amount
FOR HOSPITAL SERVICE
Recruiting Stntlon at Ivnnnns City In
structed to Enlist Twenty Men
for Special 'Work.
Lieutenant Haines, who is in charge of
the recruiting station at Kansas City, has
received instructions to recruit twenty men
for hospital service. Ten of the men will
be assigned to the Fortieth regiment at
Fort Riley, and the others will go to the
Forty-fourth at Leavenworth
As jet there has been no applicants for
these places, but Lieutenant Haines Is con
fident that the places will be filled In a
hhort time. The pay for hospital service
Is about $18 a month for the privates The
men will be picked from the best of the
recruits that present themselves for this
Drs. Thornton & Minor, the specialists
in Piles, ristula and all diseases of tne
rectum, have been established ln Kansas
City for over twenty-two jears. They
guarantee a cure and don't want one cent
until you are perfectly welL They have
cured hundreds of patients from all over
the country and will send their fcS-page
book (free), containing testimonials and
names of over a thousand people whom
they have cuied If jou are afflicted It
will bo very Interesting to jou Write forlt
Vddres DRS THORNTON L MINOR. 100
West Sth st, Kansas CItv. Mo. Look for
their half page ad. In Tho Journal, Sun
day. September 17.
Hon was as president of the board of onl-
nance and fortifications. General Buffin?
ton, chief of ordnance, disapproved the
recommendation. One reason for the visit
of Secretary Root to Sandy Hook was to
see this gun tested and decide upon Its
Secretary Root, It Is said, has decided
that the gun should be used. It Is not
known how manj will be sent to the Phil
ippines. MILES OF VEHICLES PASS.
Employe of Superintendent of Streets
Counts 3.R71 at the Illiin" Street
Bridget In Elcht Hours.
One of the men stationed at the Bluff
street bridge by the superintendent of
streets to count tho vehicles crossing that
structure, jesterday reported that 3 571
passed ov er It In eight hours of the busiest
part of the daj
The superintendent thinks the average
for twenty-four hours would be about 5.000
No report has been made by men stationed
for the same purpose at stieet Intersections.
One man has been stationed at ihe Junc
tion, another at Eleventh and Walnut
streets and others elsewhere.
PRETORIA, Sept S.-Mldnlght-Tho gov
ernment has Issued a formal announce
ment that its last dispatch was Intended
as an acceptance of tho Joint Inquiry pro
posal. The mistaken Interpretation arose
through a confusion of Ideas.
Both President Kruger and Vice Presi
dent Joubert declare that they are deter
mined to work for a peaceful settlement.
In the first raad this morning debate was
resumed on the Interpellation of tho gov
ernment respecting the concentration of
British troops on the border and the stop
page of ammunition consigned to the
Transvaal. Tho house adjourned shortly
before noon after adopting unanimously
the following resolution:
"The Volksraad, having considered that
friendly correspondence Is still passing be
tween the two governments, that the con
centration of troops ln great numbers near
tho border has a detrimental and restless
effect on the Inhabitants of the state, and
that tho Transvaal has lived In friendship
and peace with all nations, and desires to
continue to live in such friendship and
peace, now declares lib regret at the fact of
concentration and expresses the opinion
that, in the case of eventualities, which
might lead to enmity or war between the
two governments, the cause would not He
with the republic
"As regards the stoppage of ammunition
at Delagoa bay, the Volksraad trusts that
the government will act according to cir
"The raad further resolves to drop the
matter of tho concentration of troops on
the border for the present, until the gov
ernment shall supply further Information
to tho raad, although the Information ob
tained is unsatisfactory. Nev ertheless, and
with a view to tho results of the negotia
tions which are pending, the raad declares
itself determined in the meantime to main
tain tho rights and independence of the
LONDON, Sept S -Mr. Montague White,
the consul general of tho South African
republic in London, said to a representa
tive of the Associated Press this evening:
"I assuro you on the authority of a cab
inet minister that there"wlH be no war
with tho Transvaal. In fact, the queen
will not permit war. I received a telegram
from Pretoria to-day assuring me that the
Transvaal government quite understands
tho position regarding the, peace party In
England, and Is ln no wise misled by
speeches or demonstrations."
It Is understood that the result of the
cabinet meeting to-day established these
"Parliament will not be summoned.
"The reserves will not be called out
"Tpn thousand troops will bo sent to
A representative of the Associated Press
learns that a strongly worded dispatch has
been sent to the Transvaal which will be
published hero Immediatelj- on its delivery
The Cape Town correspondent of the
Daily Chronicle sajs:
"It was the Transvaal's attitude regard
ing the suzerainty question that caused the
Afrikander leaders In Cape Colony and
the Orange Free State to cool off prompt)).
The Transvaal has now resumed a practi
cal tone and the Afrikanders are eert ng
a supreme effort to expedite a settlement.
throughout the council. This Is exceed
ingly probable, but, ln any case, the cabi
net was unanimous in favor of Mi. Cham
berlain sending a strong dispatch demand
ing a categorical answer to the proposals
Sir Alfred Mllner submitted to the Bloem-
The Times thinks "something more than
this might have been demanded." but the
cabinet's decision meets with universal ap
proval, and pending developments nothing'
further will bo done
AMSTERDAM, Sept S The members of
the Dutch Transvaal committee have
cabled to Queen Victoria, imploring her
"ln the name of humanity and God's King
dom, to preserve the peace"
CAPE Town, sept it was announced
SPANISH WAR VETERANS.
National Oi Kiiniiatlon Effected, With
J. Wurrt'ii Keifer ns Com
ma ml cr-iii-Clilcf.
WASHINGTON, Sept S-Ono hundred
and twentj-livo delegates were In attend
ance at the first meeting oi the Veterans
of the Spanish-American war, held in this
city, to-do-). General Joseph W. Keifer
piesided. A rciolutlon was adopted pro
viding lor a permanent oigauUalion and,
to accomplish this end, committees on cre
dentials and plan of organization weie ap
pumieel 'iho following officers were elected to
night: Commander-in-chief, General J.
VAarren Keifer, Ohio senior vice com
mander. Lieutenant Colonel S. Barnett,
Pennsjlvania, Junior vice commander,
James R. Tillman, South Carolina; quar
termaster general, Major F. W. Cole, Flor
ida, commissary general, Major F. S.
Hodcson. District of Columbia: surgeon
irener.il. Lieutenant Colonel L M. Maus:
Inspector general. Colonel F. H. Harring
ton, United States marine corps: chief en
gineer. Captain D B. Gaillard. District of
Columbia. pa master general, William As
tor Chanler, New York; Judge advocate
general, Captain Charles S. Wood, Pcnn
svlvdiila; chief signal officer, J. Walter
Mitchell, District of Columbia; chaplain
general, r. E Chhlvvick. the Maine's chap
lain: chief ordnance officer. Lieutenant A.
O. Glrard, of the rough riders.
HOPE IS GONE
CONDEMNATION- OP DREYFUS CONFI
EVEN LAB0RI HAS GIVEN UP
BELIEVES THE VERDICT WILL BE
AGAINST HIS CLIENT.
of the Judges' table He came here from j Perier. declarations to the effect that tha
Paris whore he wa ittending the eiois ! Imperial embassy la France never a
of the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary arbltra- , tained. either directly cr Indirectly. ay
Hon commission, in order to see something relations with Breyfs
of the trial
MaItre Demange at once opened his
speech for the defense In eloquent terms,
and with Impressive deliver), he brought
out strong evidence against Esterhazj
During the course of his remarks he cried:
"Do )ou think that If Dre)fus and Ester
hazy had been before the court-martial of
VERDICT TO BE GIVEN TO-DAY
LABORI WILL NOT SPEAK, BECAUSE
OF JUDGES' PREJUDICE.
MANY NEWFEVER CASES.
ratalltles at Kej West Bench 127
One Case nt Mlnslsslppl
KET WEST. FLA.. Sept 8 Thirty cases
of )el!ow fever have been reported during
the past twenty-four hours, including two
cases previously omitted. The total num
ber occurring to date, so far as known.
is 127. Two deaths have been reported
during tho past twenty-four hours, mak
ing the total number of deaths nine. The
weather is still verj' warm and rainy and
favorable for the spread of the disease,
JACKSON, MISS , Sept. 8. One case of
jellow fever having been discovered at
Mississippi CItv, Dr. J. F. Hunter, secre
tary of the state board of health, to-night
placed the town In quarantine, under Dr.
J. J. Harry as state health officer.
Mississippi City Is a summer resort on
the Gulf coast, sevent)-two miles from
AUSTIN, TEX., Sept 8 Texas ordered
an additional yellow fever quarantine to
day as the result or a telegram irom ur.
Souchon at New Orleans that an additional
case of vellow fever had developed there
and another at Mississippi City. A rigid
quarantine was ordered against New Or
leans and Mississippi CIt) and all inter
SAYS GERMANSWERE RIGHT.
London Times Correspondent Criti
cises British and Amerlcnn
Action in Samoa.
CHICAGO, Sept 8 John G. Leigh, who
has been in Samoa for three months inv es
tigatlng the political situation as corre
spondent for the London Times, arrived ln
Chicago to-day. In an inf-risw be said:
"My Investigations Inspired me with
shame for the part pla)ed by tho repre
sentatives of my country and America In
the events which led up to the hostilities
of last winter. It seems to me mat jus
tice Chambers and Consul Maxse tried to
see just how offenslv z they could make
themselves to Consul Rcse
"They systematically ignored him and
pursued a line of conduct that it is dif
ficult to find any justification for. And
Admiral Kautz. on the arrival of the Phil
adelphia, followed along In the same lines,
seemingly making no attempt to ascertain
the real condition of affairs. The letters
which he and the English naval officers
sent to the Germans were enough to pro
voke the latter to retaliatory action. In
my opinion the Germans showed a patient
and enduring spirit "
FAT 0FFERT0 DREYFUS.
Chicago Man Ajrrees to Give Him
$4,000 a Mclit for Fifty
CHICAGO, -Sept. S In the event of the
acquittal of Captain Drc)f us and his res
ignation from the French army, Chlcago
ans and residents of other American cities
Says Thnt if the Verdict Is Adverse
the right to Save Dreyfus Will
Be Continued Great Excite
ment nt Ilennes, bat
)n Trouble Is
DEGRADATION Or CAPT DREYFUS
AFTER HIS FIRST CONVICTION.
RENNES, Sept 8 The announcement
was made this afternoon that the verdict
of the Dre)fus court-martial will be rend
M. Laborl foregoes the right to speak for
the defense, lest, by doing so, he Irritate
the Judges and destroy the good effect
hoped for from the speech of M. Demange.
Th3 court, therefore, will deliberate, on
the conclusion of M. Demange's speech,
and the judgment will probably be deliv-
CAPTAIN ALFRED DREYFUS.
ered between 3 and 4 o'clock to-morrow
That Captain Dreyfus will be condemned
Is the almost universal opinion heard In
Rennes to-night. Hitherto there had al
ways been a divergence, but now both
camps, the Dreyfuards and the antl
Dreyfusards, seem unanimous In the con
viction that the verdict will go against
Upon Just what this is based and the
precise reason for the conclusion are a
m)stery, but there Is no disguising the
fact that, from M. Laborl down to the
numerous Dreyfusards who crowd the
hotels and cafes, and who last night were
still hopeful that Dre)fus would be saved,
all seem now to agree that his last chance
The one source of hope is M. Laborl
himself, who said this evening to the cor
respondent of the Associated Press: "We
fear that Captain Dreyfus will be con
demned, but we do not intend to throw up
the sponge. We shall go on fighting for
M. Jaures, the socialist leader, and other
may have an opportunity of hearing from
t--.,. .,- ,.-., ll,Ac lila t-tnn' ft tho nllpcfd
to Daily Chronicle avers that Loul ' conspiracy whleh sent him "to the iron cage prominent Dreyfusards, expressed a slm
sburj's moderating Influence was felt i at Devil's island , liar opinion. Excitement is at fever heat.
has cabled the military prisoner at Rrnnes
an offer to appear on the lecture platform
In this country for a consideration of $1,000
a night for fifty appearances, or $200,000 for
Dr. Coe's Sanitarium, -O & Wyandotte
Modern building; beautiful grounds; an
Ideal home for the sick and for those need
ing the surgeon's care. Established eleven
jears See ad on page " "Write to Dr. C.
II. Coe. Kansas CIt) , Mo , for further In
formation. Loans at 5 PER CENT. $2,000 to $,000.
W. A. Hoyt. S3 New York Life.
CARNEGIE N0TAN AMERICAN.
Will IVot Hnve to Renounce Ills Citi
zenship In Order to Rnn for
PITTSBURG, PA., Sept S Friends of
Andrew Carnegie believe the report from
London that he will be a candidate for
in the assembl) to-d iy that the railroad p1rllament. Ho will not have to renounce
his American citizenship, because ne has
fares from Johannesburg to this place
have, for the refugees, been reduced 50 per
GENERAL FUNSTON HOMEWARD BOUND.
SAYS THEREJVILL BE WAR.
II. S. Bosinnn, a Pretoria Pastor In
Chicago, Tells About the Tians-
CHICAGO, Sept 8. "England wants our
countr) and we do not Intend to lose it.
There will be war in South Africa, a war
of the most awful and bloody character."
This opinion and others were to-day ex
pressed b) H. S. Bosman, pastor of a
Dutch Reformed church In Pretoria, Trans
vaal. Mr. Bosman is on his waj to the
assembl) of Presb) terlans, which con
venes In Washington. D. C, September 27
He was born in the Transvaal, and though
he left home ln April he has followed
closely the events which nre giving rise
to a crisis between Mr. Chamberlain and
Oom Paul Kruger
"To the loyal people of the Transvaal
will be added the people of the Orange
Free btate, uape toionv and Natal, con
tinued Mr Bosman. "The Afrikander peo
ple will fight to the last gasp, and if En
gland wins it must be by the utter rav
aging of the country and extermination of
every lo)al Afrikander. I am convinced
that war is ln prospect President Kru
ger's dramatic utterances in the volksraad.
his declaration that he had given all but
his life in concessions to England, but that
nor the life of the republic he would not
give, but faintly express the feelings of the
Transvaal people. Every man is certain
England me ins nothing less than the seiz
ure of the countr) She has had that In
tention ever since 1S73
"Afrikanders realize that the crisis has
arrived With their hbert. at stake they
propose to fight out the whole quest on and
forever settle the question of who is to be
master in South Africa. The question of
franchises I? onl one reason for the strain
ed relations The real cau-e lies in Eng
land s realization that if she does not now
crush the rapidly developing union of the
Transvaal, the Orange Free State, Cape
Colon) and ratai into a single iepuDiic, it
vv'll be too late War must end w'th the
devastation of my countrv. My people are
fearless, skilled In warfare and wll
equipped The standing army consists onl.
of 400 artlller) men. bmxihe burghers, the r
sons and hired. help and even their wives
will turnjgalnlt the invader
"There is an offensive and defensive
treatv between the Transvaal and the Or
ange" Free State, which will compel the
latter to furnish troops. To the -10,0u0 burgh-
never been naturalized. Mr. Carnegie
wishes to see an alliance between the
United States and England This Is why
he wants to go to parliament.
CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS WIN.
Illinois Atornej General Sajs They
Mny Practice If They Use
SPRINGFIELD, ILL, Sept. 8 Attorney
General Akin rendered an opinion to-day
that the medical practice of 199 does not
prohibit the treatment of disease by men
tal or spiritual methods by Christian Sci
entists or others where no medicine is
used, and that where a person dies during
such treatment It Is not an offense under
the criminal code of Illinois.
Dewey Inspects Training; Ships.
GIBRALTAR. Sept S To-d.av Admiral
Dewev Inspected the United States train
ing ships Saratoga and Alliance and was
loudlv cliesreu wnen leavng tus vessels
The Saratoga sailed this afternoon for Madeira.
BRIEF BITS Or NEWS.
Hettv Green, of Texas, gets her taxes
reduced on Chicago propert).
The Bell Telephone Compan) has reduced
rates between all towns in Indiana.
It Is announced that Prefect Andjellc,
one of those accused of attcinptlrg to as
sassinate King Milan. luned himself In
his prison cell at Belgrade jesterday.
The fourth day of the Chanute, Kas ,
fair was a failure on account of a heavy
rain that commenced falling about noon.
The programme will be given to-day.
Charles W. Chambers has been appoint
ed letter carrier at Kansas City, vice El
mer E Dailey, resigned: A. T. Whitman
has been appointed additional carrier At
Oklahoma city, o J..
The following Kansas postofllces have
been established: Foter, Butler county,
Charles Foster appointed postmaster. Gas,
Allen countv, Clark B Lyon, postmaster;
Miles. Meade county, Mary A. Busing ap
Hotel Baltimore, 11th and Baltimore ave ,
places jou in closest touch with the whole
citj-. A perfect hotel in every respect
Shirts that Fit U, 13 to lili Harry B.
Woolf, Quartersizo Shiftman. 1119 Main.
and nothing Is discussed but tho verdict
The militarj- precautions are of the most
elaborate character, and no attempt at dis
order Is likely to have the slightest suc
cess. Orders have been Issued to repress
tho first s)mptom of trouble with an iron
A small anti-Semitic meeting was held
here this evening, and the complete calm
that attended it Is an Indication of a quiet
day to-morrow. A strong force of gen
darmes guarded the approaches to the
building where the meeting was held, and
their orders were to arrest the first man
who raised a seditious cry. Nothing, how
ever, occurred. Indeed, tho inhabitants
of tho town seem indifferent, and tho
neighborhood of the Lycee and the prison
Is deserted, save for a few gendarmes.
The news of the publication of Count Von j
Buelow's speech In the relchsanzelger I
reached Rennes to-night and is considered
very important on the eve of a verdict,
which, in some quarters, it is thought, will
be regarded as a slight by Germany if it
be a condemnation, as being tantamount to
a public refusal to take the word of Em
peror William, as his minister is merely
According to the latest report, the ver
dict may be delivered between 3 and 5
o'clock to-morrow afternoon, the court ad
journing after M. Demange's speech until
3 o clock.
There is somo criticism of M. Labori's
decision not to speak, the friends of M.
Demange thinking It his object to escape
his share of the responsibility in the event
of a verdict of condemnation. M. Demange,
having once seen Drejfus condemned under
his advocacj, would naturally like M. La
bor! to share the criticism this time, espe
cially as M. Laborl has assumed such a
prominent part in the proceedings.
The hall of the L)cee was crowded this
morning at the opening of the fifth day of
the fifth week of the trial. There was a
large attendance of ladles and newspaper
writers, who sat up all night In order to
secure front places. At an earlj hour a
long line was formed of people awaiting
admission. Standing room at the back of
the court now commands 15 and 20 francs
for places, and tho demand Is increasing
as the trial approaches Its end.
Among the privileged witnesses to-day
was Baron Russell, of Killoween, lord chief
justice of England, who was conducted to
a seat b) General Chamoln and M. Paleo
logue, of the French foreign office. The
lord chief justice was seated at the back
1S94, the court would have condemned Cap
As he asked this question, counsel point
ed to the prisoner sitting before him and
The English chief justice followed the
speech of M. Demange with the closest at
tention. The law)er gave a very fine per
formance, so far as the audience was con
cerned. His voice was exquisitely modu
lated, sometimes soft and persuasive, and
at other times sharply argumentative.
Finally he filled the room with his sten
torian tones as he thundered with Indig
nation at the charges against Dreyfus and
the shameful weakness of the prosecution,
and ln denunciation of Esterhaz)-.
The gestures and features of M. De
mange were equally expressive,
The front rows of the chief witnesses
seat3 were empty, except for the presence
of M. Trarleux. the former minister of
Justice, and M. Cavalgnac, former minister
of war, all the generals and officers hav
ing left Rennes by order of the minister of
war. General De Galllfet
Colonel Plcquart has also left Rennes,
although he holds no rank ln the army.
Dre)fus listened to the oration of 3L
Demange with a mask of Impassibility re
sembling his frozen attitude during the
first da)s of the trial. AVhatever the pris
oner's feelings were as he heard M. De
mange's plea In his behalf, he carefully
At 11 o'clock M. Demange was still
speaking, and he announced that he would
need another two hours and a half to
finish his plea, so the court adjourned un
til 7.30 to-morrow morning.
Th6ro was a rumor after adjournment of
the court that M. Laborl had decided not
to speak, the Idea being that his absten
tion from so doing. In view of the irritat
ing effect his every utterance has on the
court, would be rather an advantage than
otherwise to Dre)fus.
M. Laborl was asked if there was any
truth ln the report, and he replied with a
shrug of his shoulders, apparently con-
vejlng the Impression that the matter was
under consideration. It was generally no
ticed to-day that when M. Laborl entered
tho court this morning he spoke to M.
Demange In a deprecating tone and a
sharp discussion ensued almost bordering
on a dispute.
The same thing occurred during the usual
brief suspension of the sitting. The two
law)ers, apparently, were at loggerheads
about the best method of conducting the
case, which, it was said, boded no good for
Great interest has been aroused here by
tho arrival at Rennes of Max Regy, the
former ma) or of Algiers, and a notorious
Jew-baiter. He was attended by a couple
of Algerians In native costume and a crowd
of people followed him about He stopped
to take some refreshment at the principal
cafe, and the place was immediately In
vaded b) a gaping crowd. M. Reg) was
presented in the court )ard of the Ljcee
and discussed the situation with the lead
ing antl-Drej f usards. His presence is not
a good omen for the peace of the to-sn.
The local papers to-day publish an open
letter from M Regv to the premier, M.
Waldeck-Rousseau, declaring that he. 11.
secretary of State Von Buelow. la tea
reichstag. Jaiuary 21. ! mads the fol
" 'I declare In the most positive manner
that no relation.-) or cunnectlons of any
kind ever exlsud between the French ex-
captaln. Drejfus, now on Devil's island,
and any German agent' '
HISTORY 0FJDREYFUS CASE.
Summary of the Events That HaTO
Convulsed France for Three
The Dreyfus case, which has convulsed
France for the last tLrce years, began on
October 13. 131. when Captain Dreyfus, an
officer of the Fourteenth regiment of ar
tillery nnd attached to the general staff of
the arm),' was, arrested on the charge of
In September, 1S31, a bordereau, or mem
orandum of "notes" on certain military
subjects, was addressed by some French,
officer to Colonel Schwartzkoppen, the mil
itary attache at the German embassy. Tha
"notes" referred to had been safely re
ceived, but the bordereau was Intercepted
by the French war office. This bordereau
ran as follows:
Sir. though I have no news Indicating trat yon
desire to me ncvmitUs3 I an Bending to you
bome interesting bits cf Information.
1. A note on the hj-ilrauHc break of the 130. ana
oa the way In Ahlch this p'ete behaved.
z. A note on the covering troops (some niodinca
tloni mill be enu'led by the new plan).
3. A note oa a modlfieatloa In artillery formations.
4 A note relative ta Madagascar
5. The project ot the firlnz manual for Held ar
tillery. March H. 1S34.
The last document i' eitremely dilScult to procure,
and I can onlr have It at my disposal darlnc very
few days The minister of ar has sent a limited
number of copies to the several corp. and thesa
corps are responsible for Us return, each ofllcer tri
posses.lon of one to return it after las man-uvera.
lf then you wool! like to take out of It wrutever
Interests you and hold it afterward at my dlspoaal. I
will lake It. Lrless Indeed. TOU would like Cie ta
have It copied in extenso and then address to you th
I am last oft to the maneuvers.
An Inquiry Opened.
At that time Caslmir-Perler was president
Declared by the Dreyfusards to Be tha
Real Culprit In the Case.
i i. amimm mw a
WMiur. w, fiimffir,u ii'm
M. EMIL ZOLA.
His Espousal of Dre) fus' Cause Led Him
Regy, intends to preserve the greatest
calm, but adding that If an attempt Is
made to arrest him he will resist
BUT IT WON'T CLEAR DREYFUS.
German Government Declares Attain
That It Und .o Denllnirs With
the Accused Officer.
BERLIN, Sept. 8. The Relchsanzelger
this evening, in the official portion of the
paper, publishes the following:
"We are authorized to repeat herewith
tho declarations which tho imperial gov
ernment, while lo)aIly observing the re
serve demanded in regard to the Interna
tional matters of another country, has
made concerning the French captain, Drej--fus.
For the preservation of his own dig
nity and the fulfillment of duty to human
ity, Prince von Muster, after obtaining the
of the republic. Dupuy was. as now, prima
minister. General Mercler was minister of
war and General De Bolsdeffre head of tha
general staff. Colonel Sandherr, now dead,
was head of the Intelligence department,
which conducts all matters relating to
spies, French or foreign. Major Henry, tha
self-confessed forger of "evidence" against
Drejfus, committed suicide in 1S3S.
An Inquiry was opened to discover tha
author of the Intercepted bordereau, and
Commandant Du Patj de Clam, who wa.i
supposed to be skillful in the matter ot
handwriting, discovered ln It a resemblance
to the handwriting of Captain Alfred
Drejfus, a Hebrew, and .1 son of a wealthy
manufacturer at Mulhausen. Alsace. To
gether with hl3 three brothers Captain
Drej fus had elected after the war of 1ST0 .
to remain a French subject He went to
Paris In 1ST-!, and was successlvelj" a pupil
at the Chaptal college and at Salnt-Barbe-He
was then admitted. In ISIS. Into tho
Ecole Polj technique. He then went to tha
School of Applied Gunnery, and was later
appointed second lieutenant ln the Thirty
first regiment of artillery. In garrison at
Mons. On September 17. 1SS7. he was mado
captain ln the Twenty-llrst regiment of
artillery. On April 21. 130. he was admitted
at the Ecole de Guerre, and left It in 1S92
with tho mention. "Very good." During
1SKJ and ISM he was attached to the gen
eral staff of the army. He Is a married
man and the father of two children.
Arrent of Dreyfus.
Notwithstanding the fact that M. Gobert,
expert of the Bank of France, declared that
ln his judgment the document might hava
been written by some irson other than
Captain Drofus.'lhe otheer was arrested
by General Mercier's orders on October 14.
1S94, and taken to the CtiTche Midi prison.
Dre) fus Incessantly protested that he was
Innocent, and nothlns of a compromising
character was found at his house. Tho
prisoner, however, was kept au secret and
not even allowed to receive naws of his!
family. It has been said that at this time
General Mercler, seeing that no direct evi
dence against Dreyfus was to be procured,
was disposed to discontinue tho prosecu
tion. But now began that anti-Semitic
campaign In the press which has been ono
of the most remarkable features of thli
evtraordlnary case. Hearing the minister
was wavering, this anti-Semitic press be
gan to attack General Mercler "for wish
ing to stifle the matter lwcau-e the ofllcer
was a Jew" Almost Immediately after
ward Mercler ordered a fresh Inquiry open
ed, and these attacks ceased.
The Act of Accusation.
Commandant d'Ormeschvillc. who was
charged with conducting this new investi
gation, drew up his act of accusation on
December 9. In brief. It contained certain,
vaguo suggestions as to suspicious In
oulries said to have been made bv Captain
Dreyfus ln rooms of the war office other
h in his own, suggestions to the effect
hat Drej-fus had lived a dissipated Ufa
rcvious to his marriage: mat he was in
need of money, that he was addicted to
rambling, and that he was in the habit ot
making suspicious trips abroad. Then camii
! reference to the famous bordereau: "in
short the grounds ot the accusations
brought against Captain Dreyfus are of
two kinds moral and material. We hav
examined the former. The latter consist of
the Incriminating lettre missive (border
eau). The majority of the experts, as well
as ourselves and the witnesses who havo
seen It. are agreed that, except for Inten
tional dlslmllarities. It offers a perfect re
semblance to the authentic writing of Cap
The court-martial, presided over by Colo
rel Maurcl. began on December 19. liOl.
The trial, which took place behind closed
doors, lasted two days. At Its conclusion
Drejfus was found guilty by the unani
mous vote of the court-martial and was
sentenced to Imprisonment for life and to
suffer degradation from his military rank.
The scene of the public degradation,
which took place at the Ecole Milltalre.
Paris, on January 5, 1S53. was very dra
matic. It was witnessed by 3 C00 troops,
and was as complete as Is known to tha
practice of militarj- law. The Insignia ot
rank, the badges of his profession, were
torn from his coat and enp, even the
stripes were torn from his trousers by tha
adjutant, and his sword was broken In two.
While this was being done Dreyfus raiseel
his arms and cried:
"I am Innocent, I swear I am innocent!
Vive la Trance!"
The vast crowd that was watching tha
tragic scene answered these protestations
with counter cries ot A mortr ana tho
orders of the emperor. reDeatedlj made.
ln December, 1&24, and ln January, 1S93. to
JL Hanotaux, M. Dupuy and M, Caslmir 1 police had difficulty in restraining the peO'