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From the Plucky Boers to The
Powerful English Nation.
Anrlnn Qfar+laH from Hnnss of I
P B^VIIUVII W UUI kavvi ii vi*? > . wp
Peace to Face War,
Which No Doubt is
Now On.
* - " The London News Agency published ;
the following dispatch from Pretoria
Tuesday morning: "An urgent dispatch
has just been handed to Conyngham
Greene, the British diplomatic agent, \
requesting an explicit assurance of the
* withdrawal within 48 hours of the
British troops from the Transvaal borders,
as well as the withdrawel of all
the British forces landed in South Af- i
tlia RWmfnntein confer- '
ence." 5
The ultimatum has been received
from the Tranivaal and has been made <
* public. It demands that the points of <
diff?rence be submitted to arbitration <
that all troops be withdrawn, all reinforcements
that have arrived since June I
1 be removed, and the troops now on <
the high seas not to be landed. An an- j
swer was demanded by Wednesday. Oc- ;
^ tober 11, aot later than 5 o'clock p. m. i
The ultimatum concludes with l'in
i unexpected event of an answer, not
^ iatisfactory, being received, by the (
Tro7?at7*!>l within the interval, it will, i
L with great regret, be compelled to re- t
* gard the action of her majesty's govern- x
ment as a formal declaration of vrar,
and will not hold itself responsible for
^ the correctness thereof, and that in
Bt event of any further movement of ^
HH* troops occurring within ike above men- ^tioned
time in a nearer direction to its
HM^borders, this government will be com- 1
pelled to regard that also as a formal (
. _ declaration of war." i
in suspense. 4 *
A dispatch from London dated Oct. i
j; 1
11 says up to tnat time no uisp?u;uea j
had been received from the Cape s;nce t
the expiration of the ultimatum, so it
is not yet known whether the first shot
has been fired. A telegram from Pre^
toria, timed 7:30 Tuesday evening sa^s:
^ "The situation is becoming more criti- 3
Y cal hourly. Numerous Americans,
I Germans, Frenchmen, Swedes, Belgians,
Norwegians, Danes, Italians, '
i Dnf/Vh-men. Swiss and and Cape Afri- {
^ kanders have gone to the border to >
HL fight for the Transvaal, although they ^
HL are not burghers, while many British t
BgBL residents have taken the oath of alle- j
|| j^gance. The hope is expressed by many fi
H Bfe&t war will yet be averted. Nothing "z
?e this has been received from Pre- 0
^BKand doubtless telegraph communi- j
fl^HHHwwith the Transvaal is now cut. e
H^^^HH^&gue White, consul general of t
raB^HHRph African republic in London. 1
HBin the consulate Wednesday af- 1
Ternoon and immediately left for the t
5* continent. Mr. White's departure was t
(> not attended by any excitement. Before
shaking ofi the dust of England, he t
* mi a ! ?
said to a representative or xne j^ssoci- *
E a tad Press: "The expected has happen- i
ed. I only hope the hellishness of this ^
premeditaded crashing out of a lardy t
b republic is now apparent. Lit me re- I
k mind America that the onus of war lies i
^ not upon those who fire the first shot,
but upon those who compel it to be fired. I
"Technically we have temporarily \
put ourselves in the attitude of an ag- c
gressor, but who would not have done f
a-riat-ance of his country was a
at stake? I think we must look far
ahead to see the consequences of this ^
war. Instead of the pacifaction of i
- _ South Africa, which is the alleged act 1
^ of England, we shall have perpetual c
u. unrest. These very people for whom f
^ England is now fighting will turn t
against her in time to come and pro- 1
J test against her rule as bitterly as they r
Kare now protesting against ours. 1
"For weeks I had seen England's de- 1
termination to force a hostile issue, or t
f rather Mr. Chamberlain's. I am sure i
he is the only member of the cabinet
whose mind was thoroughly made up
? / throughout all the negotiations. What
ft his intentions were is evident from the ,
~'r situation today. Had the franchise (
been the chief grievance, our five year t
f proposition would certainly have been {
accepted. I have reason to believe that (
England enters upon her warlike course j
by no means a unit. Opposition to Mr. .
Chamberlain's policy exists to a greater
V extent than is generally conceived.
_ "Our evident desire t-) conciliate has '
^ been much appreciated, and our refusal ]
B j to allow our household sffairs to bo ad- J
P* ministered by another cation has not *
excited genuine indignation here or in (
any quarter of the globe. However, 1
3Ir. Chamberlain has accomplished his f
jy?-"'purpose, and all hope is gone. I be- ?
r lieve, nevertheless, that a considerable (
: revision in British opinion would be af- (
fected by any serious defeat, for most (
of those now supporting the government !
are doing so with a light heart and on (
general principles, not stopping to 1
AAflf rr?ir ' ^
coum me vi
rMr. White cited the Isandlwhama (
massacre as an instance of such a
change in British opinion. He then
went on to say: "I suppose there can
be only one ultimate result of the hos- 1
tilities. As to the duration of the war 1
BLlam not able to ventuie a gues?. It 1
H^^BMbraed to me a matter of the greatest 1
I^M^Rcertainty. I hear that Great Britair
will not begin the wiping out pro- 1
IfS cess until December. In the meantime
HL we shall see what we shall see.
''I have received no special instructions
or news from the Transvaal during
the last 48 hours, and I expect none
r _ having long ago received directions as
to the course for me to take when mat*
-J uforrn T dial] rr>
l-erb re*v;iicu ^
main on the continent, and if-anything
further can be done in the interest of
my government, I shall, of course, endeavor
to do it, although there seems
i . nothing left but to fight it out to the
bitter, unjust end."
^ The following cablegram was received
Wednesday night by the Chicago
-r Tribune from President Kruger of the
Transvaal republic. The cablegram
was sent in answer to a message from
The Tribunne requesting a statement
of the position of the Transvaal in the
present crisis. In the cablegram which
follows small words have been filled in
in order to make smoother reading:
Pretoria, Oct. 11.
Through The Tribune we wish to
thank our many American trends for /
sympathy in the present crisis of the
republic. Last Monday we gave England
48 hours' notice within which we
give assurance that the dispute will be
settled by arbitratian or other peaceful
means. The notice expires at o o clocic
today. The British agent is recalled
and war is certain. This is the fittiag. A
end of the British policy of force snd
fraud which has marked all South Afn'r.a
the Klnod of Afrikanders. iVe
must now make South Africa free or I
the white man's grave. The republic
forces include all nationalities, among
them a strong American corps, showing tl
it is not a case of Boer against [Jitland- p
sr. but all nations against the English.
We have full faith in freedom and republicanism
and the righteousness c|
which guides the destinies ?f nations, v
(Signed) President Kruger. tl
The following is the text of the Brit- r<
ish reply to the Boer ultimatum: w
;'PV.?rr.Korl?in Vilnpr hiffh commis- bi
sioner, sent 10:45 p. m., Oct. 10, 1S99: s<
"Her majesty's government has re- is
;eived with great regret the peremptory t<
lemands of the South African republic it
xmveyed in your telegram of Got. 9. h
?ou will inform the government of che S
Sonth African republic in reply that the ft
;ondi?i*ns demanded by the govern- m
Dent uf the South African republic are tl
>uch as her majesty's government deem c<
t impossible to discuss."
A dispatch from Johannesburg says
:hat war was declared by the Boers an
IVednesday, and that the fomal declara- -g
ion occnrred at 10 o'clock Thursday
norniDg. ' !
A special dispatch from Ladysmith, al
Natal, says the B?ers occupied Laings fe
S'ek the moment the ultimatum expir- li
d, and are now pouring into Natal, tt
"ngogo heights have been occupied, oi
JScial confirmation or tne announce- a:
nent that the Orange Free State burgh- tr
:rs have entered Natal by way of Van tl
X^enens' pass is at hand. It leaves no c
'urther room for doubt that acts of war at
lave already been committed and that fa
.he campaign has begun. to
Newspaper Cartoon Causes Wounding n(
nf TTirooParcnna. h<
There was a terrible street iuel in is
Tont of newspaper row on Camp street
Sew Orleans Wtdnesday afternoon in fr
vhich Dominick C. O'Malley, proprie- ar
or of the Evening Item, and a well te
;nown promoter of sport and C. Harri- b*
on Parker, state tax collector, chair- ar
nan of the Democratic state campaign li,
:ommittee and editor in chief of the b<
Dolta, the anti-lottery organ, during its ar
ssistence, were both seriously, if not in
a tally wounded. The trouble is said si
o have originated over a cartoon in the cc
,'tsm last Sunday representing Colonel th
barker, a little dog being led-by a string
>y Governor Foster, and labelled "Me a"
oo." fr
About three o'clock Wednesday afernoon
O'Malley came out of his office fe
iccompanied by Parson Davis, and 0
talked only a few yards, when Parker, It
?ho was across the street conversing ic
vith some friends, turned and saw him. m
3e started towards O'Malley and the bi
nen seemed to know that trouble was fo
ixpected and began exchanging 45-ca!i- a
)re bullets, each firing until his pistol ar
ras empty. By the time the duel was si
>ver the men were only about thirty tb
eet apart, and each walked away to get CJ
iffAnfinr? aT
Parker received a ball in the side, W(
vhich is a dangerous wound, and one ti
n the shoulder. O'Malley was serious- di
y wounded in the groin and also re- ti
:eived a bullet in the leg. A newsboy to
'ully a hundred yards away was shot in "
he head by one of O'Maliey's bullets. y<
Che boy will recover. Both men are
esting easy tonight. O'Malley has ai
>een in several shooting affrays, and A
barker wounded Mayor E. A. Burke, ai
hen state treasurer, in a famous duel fe
n 1SS2. m
~ 11J
The South Controls.
The Philadelphia Record, which is a is
rery close observer of the development 01
)f the south, considers the growth of to
he iron interest of this section one of cl
;he most phenomenal industrial events in
>n record. The Record quotes the se
president of the Tennessee Coal, Iron T
ma Railroad company as saying: fc
'Twenty years ago the company had a to
>apital, counting bonds and stocks to- to
rether, of $700,000, and was working fr
)00 men, with an output of 100 tons la
Der day of coal and 300 tons of coke, e-*
it was scarcely known beyond the coun- ic
tt in tr>iir?Vi it. wan nr?ftr?ted and the citv re
)f Nashville. Tenn., to "which its coal to
vas mainly shipped. 'Today with a
bonded and stock capital aggregating bl
>30,000.000, with over 14,000 employ- n<
ies on its pay rolls, with a daily output is
)f 14,000 tons of coal, 3,500 tons of ai
joke and 2.500 tons of pig iron, and an ci
ipproaching output of 1,500 tons per M
lay of steel, it absolutely controls the ai
prices of foundry iron for the entire m
prorld. putting them up or putting them tc
3- " OT
Cost of the Navy.
The estimates for the maintenance of c<
:he naval establishment for the next gi
S?cal year are huge compared to aoy ei
3ver made before for a similar expendi- tc
Lure by our government. They amount T
to $73,045,183, which is an increase a
over the appropriations for the current ai
7earof $24,537.1ST. Included in the ai
increase for the next year are appropri- p
ations of $12,26S.474 for public works o
and navy yards and station". There is ai
also an estimate of $2,021,000 for the c<
new naval acaaemv. The estimate for c'
inr*lri<3inp armnr. mins and I D
machinery, is $22,983,101. The esiti- s<
mate for the bureau of construction and ti
repair is increased over the current ap- tl
propriation about $3,000,000; for steam
engineering $1,000.000: for pay of the p
navy about $700,000, while the estimates
for ordnance are decreased about k
$700,000 fj
Changeable as the Wind. ^
If any person can find a public ques- h
tion having more than one side, on both f
sides of which William McKinley has p
not been found in the past thirty years, n
that person will be entitled to the palm o
as^the greatest discoverer of" modern o
times.?Columbus, Ohio, Press. a
t Private Soldier's Opinion of the
ingeles One of the Finest Cities
i xi . r> x. - r
in Luzon ana ine oeax 01 an
Intelligent Government.
A private soldiei writes as follows to
le Washington Post from the Philipines:
It has been a little over a year since
lanila was surrendered to the Amerim
troops, and from that time on it has
een hard and exhausting work for the
oops, with everything at 'the present
me pointing to fightiag and a stubborn
isistance for every mile of territory
e arc now advancing over. What has
een accomplished in the past year
ioma en little in enmnarison with what
i before us that the sentiment is that
in years from now we will be fighting
i the Philippines It is true that we
ave advanced into territory that the :
paniards never were within miles of,
>r all of their campaigoing was never |
iore than five miles from Manila at
le most. Still we are a long way from
)nquering the Filipinos. Towns and
illages that were captured months ago
y the Americans on the line of the !
tihoads are giving the troops left to
irrison them a great deat of trouble, as 1
le main body advances farther north,
y this harassing a large body of troops '
is to be scattered along the railroad to
rotect it. thus preventing their assis- 1
mce in the advance. The situation 1
ong this road can be_ summed up in a
:w words: We have control and the '
ght of way over nearly fifty miles of '
te road, which we can hold by force 1
: arms, but a mile on either side it ia /
\ good as a man's life is worth to venire,
and hardly a night passes that J
ier? is not some trouble about Caloo'.n
and Maloios, towns captured months 1
jo. This alone seems to point to the
ict that the Filipinos are not thirsting
i drink of the waters of protection '
jld out by Uncle Sam, but prefer their 1
ode of governing themselves.
It can be nothing else than patriot- '
m with these people or they would 1
;ver have held out as long as they ;
ive. They ire not savages nor ignorit
and illiterate. Their mode of living ''
different, their manner of dress and s
ilture are different in some respects I
om ours but in business respects they 3
e able to hold their own with a Bax- '
r street merchant. They all seem to '
i i\f f>ia o^TT^nfairos nf ednr?&tinT>. '
' AVUU WA wuv w**Tnuvt?jjv^ V- ?" - 7 1
id very devout in their religious -be- jf,
judging by the class of books left .
{hind in their houses, as all the works ]
e religious or historical. Their writ- j
g shows great care in their penman- '
iip, and some of their ledgers and ac- (
iunt books compare favorably with '
Lose of any bank in the States.
With this advantage of education 1
>d the eunnine instilled into them ]
Dm their ancestors and intermarriage j
ith the Chinese, they make a foe dif- '
rent from any that the American (
rces have had to contend with yet. 1
can never be charged that the Amer- '
an army was ever anything but hu- *
ane in its warfare, but it is at times a '
tter dose with these people. Our !
rces will advance on a town and after ]
slight resistance the native vamooses id
the American forces take posses- 1
on. The next day in they will come
irough our lines, dressed in their white '
othes and carrying a white flag. They ]
e "Amigos" or Macabebes then, but J
e have learned at last, at the cost of !
lives of several good American sol- 1
er boys, to trust none of them, for !
Lere is no confidence or respect of word
' be placed in any of them. The
alcalde," or mayor, of a town-will meet
)u with all the protestations of friend- 1
tip and good-will for the American (
* " j !
id ten you tnaL me nnpiuu auu
guinaldo are t:marlow," (no good,) ;
id at tlie same time, as was shown a :
w days ago in capturing one of the 1
ost friendly to the American cause, 1
ive a commission as colonel or some *
igh office in the insurgents' army. It 1
a hard thing to have to do, but the 1
lly plan before the American army is
? drive them before you women and .
lildren, and if they want to comeback 1
i the town take the men prisoners and 1
;nd the women outside of the lice3.
his has more effect than the use of 1
irce, as the Filipino household seems :
be a happy and peacoble home, and
. V>n?V>qnr} and father
' ? ?
om wife and children causes tear:, and i
mentations, more than the bullet will
rer do; but God forbid that the Arner- :
an army will ever be compelled to
sort to such actions to gain their vie- :
There is one peculiar thing noticea- J
e as the advance is made farther ;
)rth, and this is that though Manila :
spoken of as the chief city of Luzon, '
id the seat oi learning, wealth and 1
ilture, the farther north you go from !
,'anila the appearance of the country i
id habitations of the people show a
arked improvement. The land seems 1
i be better cultivated and the homes 1
" 1 " - t-.-Ili. 1.: ? n/.otAK (
"6 iar Deuer uuin, ma&iLig a u^ai^i
Dpearance than those near Manila. In
lis t?wn of Angeles, captured by ten '
>mpanies of the 12th infantry on Au- '
ist 16, after the strongest resistance
^countered yet, every indication points 1
> an intelligent, well-governed city. 1
ho houges are large and commodious,
number of them built of stone, brick
ad frame, wnile those built of bamboo
:e of a different design than in other
laces. Tbere is a magnificent church
uilt of stone and finished in mahogany
ad the furnishings of the altar will
Dmpare favorably with the finest
hurch in the States. Tbere are no
ews in any of th? churches I have
sen in the interior. I should say be.veen
3,000 and 4,000 could worship in
ais church without crowding.
On Monday morniag, August 14. a
art of the 17th infantry and 51st Iowa
ent out on a scouting trip, to gain
nowledge of the lay of the land in our
ront, and met a large party of insurents
some distance from Angeles, and
bout two miles from Sindelon. After
laving a slight brush with them they
ell back to Sindelon, having accomplished
their reconnoissance. Tuesday
ight orders came that ten companies
f the 12th infantry, under command
f Col. Smith, would be ready to move
,t daybreak to make a ^reconnoissance
in force. There was no thought of an
engagement, and we were expected in
Sindelon for supper that evening. By
5 o'clock nest morning, Wednesday,
August 16, we were in line, and marching
up the railroad track. We covered
about three miles in this position, when
a halt was made and the "companies di
vided up; the 1st battallion went to the
right, the second was to continue up
the track and the tnird to go off to the
left. Ia this position we advanced a
mile or more without seeing any sign of
insurgents, when the 3d battalion the
one I accompanied came to one those frequent
streams, lined with brmbao trees.
Here we deployed as skirmishers, as the
* ? . 1 t i 1 j
dome and steeple ot tne cnurcn couia
be seen in a cluster of trees. Hardly
had the advance been made beyond the
shelter of the trees when the singing of
Mauser bullets could be heard, though
we were too far off for them to do any
damage. The first volley fired by our
boys was at 1,S00 yards* so we must
Viottq 9 fiflft rorils off Trfipn f}iAV
opened up, but a3 we continued to advance
the firing became more deadly,
and we protected ourselves behind those
saviors of American soldiers, a rice patty,
which has been the means of saving
many a life. By means of these rice
patties you can fire a volley and then
advance to the next one, a distance of
about one hundred to one hundred and
fifty feet. Just before our advance,
and while waiting for developments,
Uol. Smith rode up and, Halting, said:
''Well, boys, we will eat our dinner in
ADgele3 to-cay."
His words came true, for after one of
the hottest fights and the most stubborn
stand yet taken by the insurgent
army we finally drove them from their
trenches and scattered them in every
direction. Gen. Miscardo. who commanded
the army in Angeles, "has been
several days trying to gather his forces,
and what started out as a reconnoissance
[n force wound up in the capture of one
if the lariat towns outside of Manilla:
also cwo locomotives and several cars,
3everal tons of rice, the control of
twelve miles more of railroad and tiie
best accommodations for a large number
of troops during the rainy season,
rhe soil i3 sandy, and soon absorbs
the surplus water, and the air and
tvater purer than at San Fernando.
Though three of the boys were killed
md several wounded, it seems miraculous
that more were not hit by the
enemy's bullets, as they showed in their
Sring more order than any encountered
vpfc. "But thev cannot stand the vol
ley firing and yell of the Americano,
rhe skirmish line of the 3d battalion
is it advanced across the rice field made
i beautiful picture?not a break in it,
md every man moving forward and firing
as if by machinery. But nothing
less could be expected with such efficient
officers, and under the guidance of
such a cool and collected officer as Capt.
Wood, who commanded the battalion.
Always with the men, never hurryng
thern, but directing their fire where
ihe enemy was the strongest, and husfVioir
afroncrf fnr ? final
t/auuiu^ buvxi uw&vu^vu. ?w* ?
;karge, if need be, has instilled that
irmness in the men that sure to win
;he day. At one time the insurgents
tried a flank movement, and for a few
noments the bullets were flying entirely
too close to make it comfortable,
but their move was discovered by Lieut.
Oochen, commanding Company Gr, of
:he 12th, who ordered a platoon to
;heck their move, and after a few volleys
their line disappeared. In a short
rime we advanced over their trenches
md were in possession of their city,
tvhile they were flying in all directions,
[f -there had been a large force or a
troop of cavalry so as to pursue them a
valuable pack train could have been
japtured; but the men who had taken
part in the engagement were completely
exhausted frem the effects of the
sun and the mire they were compelled
to march through. The loss of the inmrgents_
must have been heavy, as
trails of biood could be seen wnere tney
bad carried off their dead and wounded.
The dead found in the trenches showed
that they were not roving squads, but
jrganized and equipped regiments, and
Prom the statement of a native hotel
keeper who remained there were 2,800
men, of which at least 2,200 men were
nnJoT flfln MaOMrdl TTa said
UUUUl \j< vui k?.*?
that the day before they were entirely
out of ammunition, but a large supply
arrived that morning, a large quantity
of which was captured. It was new and
had no indication of rust on the shells,
proving that they nave a steady supply
3tation. After two days' rest, with
only a slight skirmish at times, Companies
H and I went out to a large
sugar mill to burn it,'as a number of
insurgents couia De seen novenng
around it. After burning the mill
they decided to proceed about 1,500
yards farther on and burn a small settlement
of bamboo shacks, situated in
a bamboo thicket. ;
This turned out a disastrous move,
for the insurgents waited until the first
company was about one hundred yards
off, when they opened a murderous fire,
killing one of the most popular officers
in the regiment, Lieut. Albert Drew.
i)f Texas, an officer loved by his entire
company. It must have been their
aim was directed at the officers, for in
advancing to the relief of I company,
Lieut. Uline, of Company H, was seriously
shot in the head, butit is thought
oot necessarily dangerous. After re
covering the bodies of their dead ana
wounded commanders the companies
fell back in order with no other casualties.
We expect to remain in Angeles for
some time, we hope untikhe rainy seasnn
is over and we can be reinforced,
for such weather as we are now having
takes all the healt1 nd vitality out of a
person. There is not a man in the
company or regiment that can truthfully
say after a few months' active service
at the front that he is near the man he
was before he came to these islands.
In conclusion, the sum and substance
of the whole question is: If the Uinted
States intends to subjugate these islands
it mus: send troops enough to
push forward and keep up a steady pursuit
until they have surrendered or been
captured. This will require a large
army, larger than some of the higher
officials can figure out in Manila, and
even then there will be no easy task.
The Filipino, notwithstanding statements
to the contrary, hates the American,
and this is shown as the advance
is made farther north. "We are told
that the only enemy to the American
is the Tagolog, and that in the Pampanga
province the people only waited
the chance to throw themselves in our
arms and shed tears of joy at their
deliverance, but our reception on the
border of the Pampanga proyince was
the hottest accorded the advance of any
of onr troops. Instead of meeting expressions
of joy at our coming and the
display of white flags, as has been the
capture of towns previously, we saw
nothing but empty houses, everything
seemed to have been moved, as if expecting
us several days, and the only
sign of life were the dogs and the proprietor
of the hotel, who has since been
sent to Bilibid prison, having been detected
in some underhand work, but
you will find pasted on the walla of
most of the houses or hung in a frame a
card with "Viva la Constitucion!"
"Viva la Republica Filipina!" "Viva
UU JL1U0U1C J. ICSIUCJULC . " liavl JLU T 1U vv
Ejercito de Filipinas!"
A3 Brig. Gen. Charles King expresses
it, these people are intelligent, industrious
and capable of self-government.
In this town of Angels we find there
were schools equipped with seats and
desks similar to those used a few years
ago in the States, blackboards, etc.
There are a police station and cells; a
justice Court room; there are a weilbuilt,
jail and a pillory. They have
printed forms for the payment of taxes
and other provincial d?bts; they have
been; using the stub book for several
years in their tax department, similar
to that introduced in tne collector 01
taxes' office in Washington. In the
professions there are doctors, lawyers,
dentists and druggists. There are a
furniture factory, blacksmith and
wheelwright shops, and every evidence
of thrift and prosperity.
The benefits to be derived by the
United States in conquering this island
seem small in eomparisnn to the deaths
and hardships endured by the troops.
There are no tracts of land to be taken
up; there is no opening for the laborer
or mechanic. Every available acre of
ground is tilled, and in buildings suitable
for this climate the native is far
superior, for nothing seems impossible
to -him with a bolo and bamboo. Of
course, the moneyed man has jreat
prospects before him in investments,
bnt far the brawn and muscle of Amer
ica'-js sons that are enduring the torrid
sun and marching thiough vapors of
malaria and typhoid fever the bright
vision ever before them is to have their
enlistment of three years end, and if
their lives are spared, to once more set
foot on the soil of their fathers, and
build up shattered and broken dotfn
constitutions and obliterate entirely
from their minds a place called the
Philippine Islands.
A Judge Taken From House by a Mob
and Shot.
A dispatch from New Orleans says
the killing of Judge Brazil La Place
was one of the most sensational which
has taken place in Louisiana in years.
The report in the vicinity is that a
young lady was involved. Her father
was connected with the plantation and
left there Wednesday seeking to take
Vlio /l^nnrVifor until VIITTI KTIA AGrta'npd
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from him and remained behind. About
10 o'clock at night some one came to
the door and called for the judge. He
came out and while walking down the
high stairway to the road a mob with
white masks suddenly rose around him,
seized him and pinioned his arms. Be
was led some distance when the crowd
halted, one man placed a pistol to La
Place's back and sent a bullet through
his kidneys, killing him instantly. The
body was left in the road. Rain fell
upon it duriDg the night and it was rescued
frcn the mud by relatives who
went up trom New Orleans this morning.
These relatives aver that the
killing was political, but the woman
story is generally known and the mob's
action was based upon the fact that
Judge La Place is a married man, his
Pamiltr rooi^incr at. T,a Plane
away, named after his distinguished
father. Judge Host has called a meeting
of the grand jury of the parish for
Murdered the Husband.
Mrs. Leonard Neumeister and Fred
W. Nye, after a preliminary hearing
at Tavares, Fla., on the charge of murdering
Leonard Neumeister, have been
imprisoned, without bail, for the crime.
Two years ago there came from Louisville,
Ky., to Altoona, Lake County,
Fla., Leonard Neumeister and wife,
irifVi t.liflm was ft p-ian n&mfid Fred
W. Nye. Not long before this time
Mr. Neumeister had fallen heir to about
fifty thousand dollars. About three
weeks ago the old man was missing and
I Mrs. Neumeister reported his absence
| to the neighbors. She told them that
she had just found a letter, written by
j him and left in the house, saying that
| he intended to drown himself. The
men then went to a deep lake a few rods
I from the house and-there found his lifeI
less body in the water. It was thought
from the appearance of the writing
| that the letter was not written by Mr.
I Neumeister at all, but by some other
person. This led to the belief that the
[ old man had been murdered by his wife
and Nye.
A Derelict Schooner.
Capt. Sabiston, of the schooner Hettie
J. Dorman, lumber laden, from
Bogue Inlet, bound north, passed, on
October 9, seventeen miles south of
Cape Lookout, light bearing northeast
by east, a large derelict, nothing but
the stock of the foremast standing, a
flag pole aft, but no flag attached, apparently
abandoned; no signs of life
aboard; lay by her part night; wind
sprung up and during night lost sight
of schooner. Supposed to be schooner
Carrie A. Lane, lumber laden, whick
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was iOSt oul rryiug xau uunug
gale. The wind has been prevailing
northeast for the past week, and if it
should shift southward the wreck would
drift to the beach.
Quite Old.
Mrs. Mary S. Wilpon, who reoently
celebrated her 91sfc birthday at Oyser
Bay, L. I., is living in a house which
is nearly 890 yean old, and on the
porch of which George Washington
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England Barrs Dogs.
The board of agriculture of Englaad
ha? promulgated an order forbidding the
landing of dogs from Ireland in Great
Britain, under a penalty of 20?. This
is done to prevent the spread of rabie?,
which is common in Ireland just now.
Mr. Ouzts Starts His "Book of
he Keviews mis suspension ana
Charges Members of. the
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Breaking PromisesMr.
D. A. G. Ouzta gave out Thursday
the first of & series of letters he has
written about the dispensary. In the
introduction he makes the following ex
| planatijon of why he ha3 not heretofore
made public the charges henowbrings:
''During my years of seivice in the
dispensary I have seen a number of
things done which I knew were wrong.
These I reported to members of the
board, who were, I knew, honest, able
and pure. They thought, however,
that it was be3t to say nothing publicly
about the wrong-doing until menl like
themselves were a majority of the
board. Tiiey believed in the dispensary
and earnestly strove to make it a
success. In their judgment the dispensary
could not withstand the effect of
such exposures, if its control was in the
hands of the men against whom these
exposures were made. They wanted to
save the law for the great potential
good that was in it. But as the contrary
element has trrown so confident of its
power that it has gone to turning honest
men out of office at the dispensary, so
as to fill all places with its tools, thus
facilitating the carrying out of its plans,
I deem it'my duty to make public all
I know, so as to expose these men,
deeming it better that the dispensary
should die than to continue under their
control, but hoping that the effect of
my criticism will be to drive such men
out of the dispensary and place its management
in the hands of men above re1
V. ll? !--X i- 1
proacn. 1 mase tms staiem&uL utxause
I do not wish to be considered a sorehead
or as exposing things 1 condoned
as long as I held office."
He first shows that he had no intent
to do wrong in selling a bottle of contraband,
that he was ordered to do so by
his superior officer and that he thought
he was carrying out the wishes of the
onrl t.Wt.fwn mAtnhfirs of the board
so assert.
He next charges that Miles, Haselden
and Robinson promised to give him
a hearing before voting on the question
of his permanent suspension and that
they failed to keep their promises.
He asserts that the majority faction
is conspiring to sccure complete control
of the dispensary.
He asserts that Chairman Miles has*
shown favoritism to Shipping Clerk
Black, who has been reported for being
drank and disorderly in the dispensary,
against a rule of the board, but who was
not disciplined.
He charges Chairman Miles with
partiality to [his nephew, Receiving
Clerk Young, *ho Tta^ reported for inj
competency and making serious errors
in counting shipments received at the
Friday Mr. Ouzts gave out another
installment of his "Book of Revela
tions," and there is more to follow.
His "Revelations" make rich, rare and
racy reading, but we have not the space
to publish them. He makes many
charges against many people, all of
which is backed up by evidence which
seems, and which he claims, to be irrefutaVe.
We shall see.
Kodaks for Lynchers.
An eastern newspaper, which ihas
given profound study to the lynching
problem has at last found a remedy
which iw recommeids with absolute confidence.
This ingenioui newspaper is coavincftd
that the kodak is mightier than the |
lyncher and that a mob which would
defy the rifles of a sheriff and his deputies
might be easily put to flight by
"snap shots." It therefore proposes
that all sheriffs and jailers in regions
where lynchings are frequent shall be
armed with kodaks aid that as soon as
a mob attacks a jail or makes a demand
for a prisoner these terrible instruments
be turned upon it. The effect, accord
isg to oui sanguine contemporary,
wtuld be intantaneous and complete.
No would-be lyncher could for a moment
hold his ground while his picture
was being taken. He would not mind
being shot, but the idea of being kodaked
would put him to hasty and headlong
They Want More Pie
The colored Republicans of New Jersey
profess to be dissatisfied- with the
course of the administration and allege
that if nothing further is done for
them by the Cranberry State Republicans
in the way of appointments to ?ffice,
some of them may be impelled by
a profound seme of political duty to
vote the Democratic national ticket in
1900. Man y Jersey Democrats h*pe
that they won't. Antipathy to negro
suffrage has always been a marked feature
of the Democracy of New Jersey.
New Jersey was *ne of the sixStaxaof
the country which rejected the fifteenth
amendment to the federal constitution
providing for negro suffrage. The
other States which opposed it were |
Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, California
and Oregon.
Bad Wreck.
"Wedneiday at Short Creek, nine
miles aboye Wheeling, W. Va., a
north-bound passenger train collided
with a special from Pittsburg, the latter
bringing delegations from Western
Pennsylvania to the Tri-State encampment
of the Uniform Rank of Knights
of Pythias. Eight persons were seriously
injured, two fatally. The special
had orders to take the siding at Short
Creek, but the engineer of the special,
it is said, forgot, and a minute later the
two trains came together, and were bad
ly wrecked.
Sew York For Bryan.
The Xew York State Democratic
Committee meeting "Wednesday night
i was controlled by Richard Croker and
i Ex- Senator David B. Hill was turned
i down. A Bryan resolution was adopted,
seconded by Croker, andoppoaed by
a. J3J.V7 Aiau -Ut
Burglars Secure Four Thousand Dollars
Worth of Jewelry.
Special from Durham, N. C., says:
Tiro daring burglaries were committed
at the residences of Gen. Julian S. Carr
and Judge R. W. Winston, in this city,
Tuesday night.
At Gen. (Jarr's the loss will amount
to $3,500 to $4,000. The burglar of
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ourgiars eniercu vjreu. 3 ucuiuuw
and stole a diamond stnd from a shirt
beside the bed on which the. general
was sleeping. This diamond ornament
was rained at $1,000, and was a registered
stone. It was stolen during the
world's fair at Chicago, but was afterward
recovered by Pinkerton men. A
geld watch belonging to Gen. Carr, valued
at $500; a gold walch belonging to
I Mrs. Carr, valued at $700; a diamond
scarf pin, a pair of gold cuff buttons,
set with diamonds, belonging to Claiborn
Carr; gold ear-rings, gold broaches,
etc., were taken.
It is not known what time the rob
bery occurred. iNot a ciue was icit Behind
to indicate how the guilty party
got in or out of the residence. Some of
our people think it was evidently the
work of a professional.
At the residence of Judge Winston,
as was the case at Gen. Carr's, it is not
known in what way entrance was made.
Two watches, a gold one aad a child's
watch, two gold necklaces, two gold
pins and Mrs. Winston's jewel case
were stolen. All of these were found
tills LUUlUiUg, ileal a piuo gaw AM vmw
back yard, where it i3 supposed they
were dropped by the burglar in his
Th? front door of the residence was
found open this morning and it is
thought that exit was made in this way.
In neither of the two robberies were the
occupants of these houieholds in the
least disturbed, and knew nothing of it
until they awcke the next morning.
A Boy Finds a Package With More of
the Hacked up Body.
Interest in the murder mystery growing
oat of the finding of the left thigh
of a woman's body in West Seventeenth
street last Saturday had an increase
Wednesday by the recover} Wednesday
morning of what is believed to be a
portion of the same body on the beach
at the quarantine station of Staten Island.
John Heineman, a boy 12 years
eld, found the package wrapped in
newspapers and Manila wrapping paper.
When he opened it he found that the
cuts in the neck were jagged, showing
that the head had probably bee a backed
off, and the arms were cut off close to
the shoulders in a clumsy manner. The
police were notified and took charge of
the find.
The" flesh was taken to the morgue
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lor comparison witn trie parts 01 cue
woman's body already there. The
parts of the body now missing are the
head, the arms, the legs from above the
knee down, and the right thigh, which
was found but was carted off to the city
A name that looks like "J. J. Numan,"
and the laundry mark "J. J. N.
1QQ " ttt?? noc^QT7 -mnrn
ing on one of the white skirts in the
bundle of clothing fonnd in the basement
of 219 West Fifteenth street.
The letters forming the name are not
distinct They are partly washed out
and a little 1:1 .?tcJ. The "J. J. X." of
the laundr J mark is very distinct, how*
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ever, ana is rjpectea. to ieaa 10 tue
identification of the owner.
Hold Your CottonAieiTs
reduction of his crop estimate
from 12,000,000 to 10,000,000 bales can
hardly be considered *'bearish,"
though that seems to have been its
effect on the market. He always overestimates
the yield, and his revised
figures would indicate a crop not over
9,500,000 bales. But, assuming that
he is correct, this would make the crop
a million and a quarter bales below that
of last year. Now consider the further
facts that cotton goods are in great demand
and rising, that every available
spindle is running, that the consumption
of cotton in this country will increase
by 500,000 bales, with perhaps
an equal or greater incaease in Europe,
and the question is presented whether
even 1U,UUU,UUU Dales win meet uie
world's needs? "We doubt it. Liverpool
and New York count on the souths
maiing a ruse to sell. Moral: Don't
do it. Hold on to every bale you can
and after this reaction the prices will
go higher still.?The State.
Killed About Hogs.
John McJUlmurray, proprietor ci tne
Gooaall farm, near Augusta, Ga., shot
and instantly killed his cousin, J. A.
McElmurray, Thursday and seriously
wounded a Negro wh? was near when
the ehot was fired. The two white men
had quarreled over the possession of
some hogs.
Robbery of a Bank.
The Reynolds Bank, at Reynolds,
Ind., was looted by robbers at 3 o'clock
Wednesday noning, the safe being
blown up by danmite. From $3,000 to
$10,000 was taken. The explosion demolished
the frame building in which
the bank was located. The thieves escaped.
Violent Earthbnake.
A dispatch to The Handelsblad from
Batavia, capital of the Netherlands
Indies, Java, says that a violent earthquake
has visited the south side of the
Island of Coram, next to ihe largest of
the Moluccas, between Booroo and
Papua, completely destroying the town
of Amhei and killing, it is estimated,
4,000 people, as well as injuring some
500 others. The dispatch says that details
of the disaster have not yet been
Retires From Command.
A dispatch from Fort Monroe, Ya.,
says that Rear Admiral Sampson retired
from command of the North Atlantic
squadron Friday evening at 5:30, when
his flag waa hauled down from the
after mast of the cruiser New York. A
crew made up of officers of the flagship
rowed the admiral to the wharf. He
j left at 7 o'clock for New Yerk. As the
steamer passed the New York, the naval
band played the national air. Admiral
Farquhar, Admiral Sampson's
successor, will take command at 8 '
o'clock Saturday morning. !
A dlttAlMliL UAiU^Utt
Of a Lunatic Now in the Lock Up
at Atlanta.
The Prisoner, Who is Confined
in Padded Cell, Tells a
Wierd Story of Adventure.
For one week there has been confined
in a padded cell at police station probably
the most peculiar and at the same
time best educated lunatic e^er dealt
with by the local police, and it has developed
since his arrest that h? is wanted
by no less than five different insane
asylums. The chief of police is now
vainly trying to get the case thoroughly
straightened out.
Last Tuesday night a telephone message
to headquarters stated that a crazy
man had effected his escape from the
Grady hospital and was terrorizing me
entire Fourth ward, having torn off
nearly all of his clothing and was
acting more like a monkey than a
Call officers Chosewood and Cornett
answered the message and after an exciting
chase arrested the crazy man,
who, at the police station, gave his name
as John "Williams. He was looked in
the padded cell and before morning he
had torn off what remained of his clothing
and also all of the padding of the
iron cage. He was the wildest man
ever confined in the local police station.
Next day Officers Cornett and Chosewood
ascertained that Williams had
been employed at the race track, attending
many of the fast nags that are
do enter tne racca at wc tiutu; iau.
Gradually Williams has improved in
mental condition, and now to talk with
him no one would ever suspect that he
was ever bothered with mental trouble.
He's perfectly rational about everything
and is too wise to impart to the officers
-his real identity.
Last Saturday the two arresting officers
put "Williams through a very
thorough questioning, and before they
were through they had learned fromv
him many things, obtaining probably
the most peculiar story ever unfolded
to an officer of the law in the city of
"Williams, as he now calls himself, is
the son of a wealthy saloon and hotel
m:m in the city of New York, but for
many years he has had a mental affliction,
which has caused him to depart
from the quiet path in which he was
raised and take up the life of a tramp,
during which time he has been adjudged
insane no less than five times.
Upon each occasion Williams was
sent to an asylum and he has always
been cunning enough to effect an escape.
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He is well educated ana taiKS nuenuy
and with much ease, and while telling
his story the only trace of insanity that
could be observed was his seeming fancy
for boasting of the shocking experiences
he has undergone.
"Since I waz three years of age,"
said "Williams to a Journal reporter, "I
have been affected with mental trouble,
and at times I get wild and do things
that I know nothing whatever about,
whilfi at others I have the cunning and
the sense of the slackest criminal that
ever lived.
"These spells come upon me when I
am least expecting them, and they stay
with me from one week to three years.
I was confined in an insane asylum in
Philadelphia for three years, escaping
some two years ago. Since that time I
have been following the horses.
"My father lives in New York city.
He is a hotel and saloon man, and a
Federal veteran, having had one of his
legs shot off during the civil war. I
left home when only 10 years old and
have never been back since.
'"In Harrisburg, Pa., about six years
ago I was detected by a policeman while
trying to do some dirty work. I ran
and the officer shot me three times, the
last bullet entering my back and causfoil
T no nfnrpH fl.nd Sent
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to the penitentiary, but was afterward
transferred to the State insane ayslum
from which I escaped."
And just here this peculiar lunatic
exhibited three pistol wounds. He
continued: Jt*
"Long before that I was sent to an
asylum in New York State, but they
were not slick enough to keep me, and
I got away, after remaining there not a
great time. The prison for crazy people
in Wilmington, Del., was not strong
enough to hold me, and I walked away
without any great trouble.
1 'While working with horses in Ken1
r 1 5 e xt. e ?-1J?
tUCKy, J. naa one ox muse muuy oyeuo
and was sent to the asylum at Frankfort,
from which I escaped and went to
Philadelphia, where I was adjudged insane
and put in another asylum. I remained
in this place for three years,
and two years ago, when an opportunity
presented itself I left them. I
would not tell you who I am, for the
Philadelphia people still want me."
Williams gave the officers thrse different
names, Simon Reiner, Simon Davis
and John Williams.
The chief of police is now in correspondence
with the Philadelphia people
and it is expected that the matter will
hp straifrlitfmpd nnt in in a few days.?
Atlanta Journal.
Cracked a Bank.
A special from Xavada, Mo., says
burglars entered the Farmers' bank at
Schell City, near there, Thursday night,
blew open the safe and secured $3,500
in cash with which they escaped.
Previous to the bank robbery the town
watchman was captured on the street
by armed men and bound and gagged.
The robbers left no clue.
Held Up the Train.
The Northwestern limited tiain,
leaving Chicago 10.30 Friday night,
was held up not far from Dekalb, 111.,
and robbed. It is not known whether
the robbers obtained any great amount
of booty. The express car was dynamited.
A special train containing a
number of men and detectives left the
Northwestern Station in Chicago short|
ly afterwards bound for the scene of the
robbery. It is said there were five
[ masked men engaged in the operation.

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