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was decided yesterday to send her to a sani
tarium to-day, but there was ) some doubt
whether or not an operation would be necessary.
Y.fMenlay hts wife was feeling MM than
Lizzie Williams, the colored servant of the
Hayes family family, said:
When Dr. Hayes went out Mrs. Hayes asked
iae to po to ncr room. She said she aldn't
know whether she would go to bed, or put on
her dressing-sown. She finally began to un
dress, and asked me to get her blue dressing
gown. Mrs. Hayes then h3d her shoes off. pre
paratory to going to bed, and was removing her
■wnlsU While I was getting the gown the door
bell rang, and I went to answer it, but there
wae no one there. 1 think Dr. Caldwell hail
fixed the bell so that it would ring and attract
Coroner Bausch. after examining all the wit
nesses in the case, turned to Dr. Haye«_anu
exclaimed: ■i- " ....
"This case needs fuller investigation. Now.
somebody is lying in this matter, for how do
you account for tho fact that in the pool of
blood under Dr. Caldwell's head wan found the
vrapping paper la which the phial of morphine
was sent to the house? How do you account
f<<r that?
"You tolii me plainly and emphatically that
the morphine had been received by yourself
and that you took the medicine, put It into
your pocket and walked back to the drugstore
■with it in order to ascertain for whom it was
f>ent and by whose orders.
■•) firmly believe that somebody si lying in
this matter. My theory is that you knew the
man to be intimate with your wife, or fhat you
believe her condition would lead to puch a eup
position. Is that right, doctor?"
No. sir." said Dr. Hayes..
"Is it a fact that you saw to-day the man
and your wife In Mrs. Hayes's bedroom, and
that you accused them of having taken morph
ine or having- morphine in their possession. or
did you suppose that Dr. Caldwell was supply-
Ing "y.>ur wife with morphine, and that you
tj-.oke to Caldwell about giving Mrs. Hayes
morphine in her presence, and that Dr. Caldwell,
as soon as you accused him of that, got a pistol
and shot himself and Mrs. Hayes?"
Dr. tlayea, in reply to this question, said:
"N<>, it Is not so."
"Well." exclaimed Mr Bausch. "that is my
theory, and the best thing for you to do is to
tell the whole truth. What did you mean by
remarking that you had the bottle containing
Riorphine. and that you were going to hold it
bs evidence?" .„ /
Dr. Hayes said:
"I do not know; I was excited. I will tell at
the investigation."
Mr. Bausch then continued to explain every
few minutes that he thought Dr. Hayes had
come home and found Dr. Caidwell and Mrs.
Hayes under the influence of morphine, and
that he (Dr. Hayes) had then and there ac
cused Dr. Caldwell of giving Mrs. Hayes mor
phine. The Coroner then exclaimed, "I believe
you had a quarrel with Dr. Caldvrell to-day!"
• Yes.*" replied Hayes. "I quarrelled with him
to-day. But it was only a friendly quarrel.
We have always been friends. I told him that
the best thing for him to do was to leave my
house, as I did not like him on account of the
fact that he drank to excess."
Mr. Bausch — Did you know of your wife's in
fatuation for this man?
"Yes," said Dr. Hayes, "I knew something
about that.
"To-d*y. when I came home, at 2 o'clock, I
found Caldwell and' my wife were In. I told
hirr.-he would have to get out of the house on
account of his drinking habits, as I could not
stand him any more."
The Coroner said he did not believe that
Hayes was in any way responsible for the death
cf Mrs. Hayes or Dr. Caldwell, as the pistol
Vith which they were killed was found In Dr.
Caldwell's hand. * .
The Coroner gave a permit to have the bodies
removed to an undertaker shop in Amsterdam
eve., and he told a policeman to set a watch on
them until the aatopay was performed to-day.
nd if any person attempted to touch them
without authority to arrest him Immediately.
Portlani, Me, Feb. 25.— A steamer, believed to
be the Callfornian. o< the Allan Line, is ashore
Off Fort Will-in:-- ' rtland Harbor.
A telephone n -iin Fort Williams says
the steamer Is . >ne- and is about 2,.">(>0
yards from Hi n .. ! her lights out. The
eea Is very rough.
Chicago. Feb .— At the Marquette Club this
evening a dinner was given to the Republican can
didates for the Illinois nomination for Governor
and to Lieutenant Governor Woodruff of New-York.
Only two of the candidates for Governor— Judge
Orrln Carter and Judge Elbrldge Hanecy— were
present, and they, with Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff, comprised the list of speakers. Mr.
Noyes. president of the club, made a short address.
Introducing each of the speakers. The speeches of
' Judges Carter and HaiMcy related almost entirely
to political matters In Illinois*. That of Lieuten
ant Governor Woodruff was in part as follows:
The nation which renders the waste portions of
the earth productive, and thus brings about a mu
tually beneficial lnterccurre of products, is a bene
fit to mankind. The unsought for acquisitions of
the vast but undevelopwi island territories of the
eeas, whl r -h were Icseparabte from the fruits of
our victory in the war with Sp^ln. have given us
unexpected opportunities to do our share in tho
civilisation and development of the coming century.
We *r« now In the enjoyment of an era of un
paralleled prosperity. Commercial expansion has
taxed our producing capacity to the utmost, bring
ing- dividends to capital and airple wages to de
serving labor. Tho continuance of prosperity, tho
prevention of the customary crash incident to
overproduction, wiih its subsequent stagnation and
hard tiny : . depend en the use we make of our
present opportunities. If we maintain the open
door to China, and develop to the fullest the lm
rnen^e commercial possibilities of Asia and
Oceanlca, we may trvft net only to maintain but
enhance our present prosperity far into the com
l:ig century.
If you want, instead of commercial expansion,
commercial coiitro Just let the door of China
be flammed in your faces. if you prefer commer
cial contraction let England, France, Germiny and
KuMla, partition the Celestial Empire among them
selves, thus effectually preventing you from secur
ing ycur share of the immense commerce that Is
there to be developed In the iext few y«-ars; leave
the translsthmlan canal for France or England or
Germany to build and control; permit Japan to lay
and of>erate this Pacific cables; turn over the
Philippines. Hawaii and Samoa to Germany or
England; give back Puerto Rlro to Spain; beg
som*- nation or other to relieve us from our re
sponsibilities In Cuba: retreat completely from our
n<»w position as the paramount Power of the Pa
cific; abdicate as the arbiter and K^ardian of the
d<-£tini?s of the Western Hemisphere, and, snaillike,
crawl back Into our shell, -ontent to leave to l*-ss
timid hands the sturdy hewing of the world's
destiny In the twentieth ce'.itury.
I The real rough rider is the
an who rides the river with
a twisting, squirming log
for a saddle, on which he
stands, balancing himself to
its every motion. If his
roolness fails or his nerve
nves way, disaster and
leath reach out for him.
It's the giving way of
; he "nerve" which proves
atal to so many men.
Perhaps one? is simply cros
ling the street, as lie has
ione ten thousand times,
le hears a shout, stops,
icsitates, gets rattled" and
s run over. a man
inds that his memory plays
litn false often, when he
tarts off to get something
- :-— — «ud forgets what he went
for, when he knows he has locked the front door
and yet an irritating uncertainty compels him to
get up and verify his knowledge, then that man
is in danger at any minute when confronted by
a trifling danger. He is unnerved.
This condition can be perfectly cured by the use
of Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery. It
strengthens the stomach, nourishes the nerves,
and purifies the blood. It contains no alcohol,
wfaibky or other intoxicant.
"Th« reason I delayed writing wa« because I wanted to
wait one vrat after I had takr n the medicine before {riving
•■T ftatenjcnt, and now i can M-nd a (rood, conncieutious
testimonial." writ*-* Chas. Ji Sergeant. Etq., of Plain City
MadUoti Co.. Ohio. "Ijurinj? the summer and fall of 1595
I became all 'run down,' tcrve* were out ol order and
■toiißJu.b out of order. J wrote to Dr. Pierce for advice
He wid I had general debility, and advised Dr Pierce*
Golden Medical Discovery, and. thanks to you for your
advice, I us<-d sis bottles; and since I etopped taking it
about one year ago. I have not taken any medicine of any
ki»d and have btrn able to work every day. My apptite ft
Sj>od, I can eat three sgnare roc«!« a day. I do not feel
that jojaentbl* burning in the etomarh after eating and
say blood and oerve* *re in good shape."
lit. Pierces Pleasant Pellet* cure bilioueneax
Continued from ttrnt ps»«-.
Shepard. George W. "Wiekersham, John Whalen
and Frederick Evans.
The securities handed to the Board before the
contract wae slgn#d consisted of a certified
check for $1,000,000, drawn upon the National
Park Bank by August Belmont & Co., and
made payable to the order of Controller Coler;
the negotiable securities already mentioned as
offered by Perry Belmont, which were brought
In a bag guarded by three detectives; a $4,000,
000 bond given by the construction company,
and a $1,000,000 bond given by the American
Surety Company, the National Surety Com
rany, the United States Fidelity and Guaranty
Company, and the City Trust Safe Deposit
Company, of Philadelphia.
When the transaction was over, President
Orr stood up and there was a moment's silence.
Then Mr. Orr said:
Mr. Mayor, Mr. Controller and Gentlemen of the
C.nnnission: 1 want to congratulate you ail on tfte
siicci'fsful termlnutlon, ao fur, of the efforts of the
Commission, and to thank you all for the constant
efforts that you have given- to it for live or six
years. We luok upon thla contract as involving the
frowth of the city. On behulf of tnt Commission
wish to say that we have lost no time. From
you, the city officials, we have met no opposition.
On the contrary, we have met nothing but friend
ship. We appreciate the co-operation mat we have
had from tne Mayor, the Controller and the Cor
poration Counsel.
1 wish ulso to express the thank? of the Com
mission to the newspaper press oi this city. They
have been with us from the start, with the ex
ception of one paper. Tnat paper says It shines for
all but it certainly did not snlne tor us. It was
eclipsed, however, and came Into the fold.
I wish to express our acknowledgments to the
chief engineer, also. He ha 6 given to us the. ele
ments of knowledge which, when investigated
were always confirmed on the right side. Our coun
sel, too, ha-e piloted us through times of dark
ness, have kept us straight and have encouraged us
with assurances that from a legal point of view we
must prevail.
There is another man— our worthy contractor.
Had he not been the true, upright, honorable gen
tleman that he is this contract would never have
been signed. Hail he not been such a mnn as I
have described he would not have received the
financial backing that is now his— hacking that
this Commlssior considers the strongest that could
be, obtained. Through the admirable management
of Mr. Belmont the contract will be executfd In the
best j'osslble manner and the city must forever be
under obligation to him.
The Controller must not be forgotten. Through
his excellent action in formulating the law which
has enabled the city to #ettle the financial problem
connected with the project he made the contract
In reply Mayor Van Wyck said:
It Is not the desire of the city officials to rcb you
of the credit that is due you, your counsel and
yo.ir engineers. To the Commlfralon and those im
mediately connected with It all the credit is due.
I want to congratulate Mr. McDonald on what he
has done. And It is a pleasure to see Mr. Bel
mont fitting hpre. carrying on the work that his
father began.
John B. McDonald, turning to August Bel
mont, eald: S£
Here Is the gentleman who gave me the privilege
of signing the contract.
Mr. Belmont said:
The Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company
has no entanglements. It is under no obligations to
anybody, and will do tbe test It can for the city.
Before leaving the Controller's office Mayor
Van Wyck suggested to President Orr that the
Rapid Transit Board request the Board of Esti
mate to authorize the lscue of the entire ?.'?.",
000,000 of bonds required for the tunnel, saying
that the Board would authorize It at once. Mr.
Orr replied that the Commission Intended tak
ing up that matter ot its meeting on Monday.
The Board will meet on Monday afternoon and
receive the Joint Committee on Celebration and
talk over plans in connection with tho beginning
of the work of digging the tunnel.
When a high official of the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company was asked last night if his
company would operate the tunnel company he
said he was tired of denying reports of that
nature, and declared once again that there waa
no truth In them.
Alexander E. Orr, president of the Rapid Transit
Commission, and Eugene G. Blackford, president
of the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Commission,
are of the opinion that the Rapid Transit Commis
sion has authority to grant the franchise for the
tunnel under the East River. The latter body may
soon be asked to take action on an application for
the fran?hlse. President Orr, when asked for hia
views on this subject yesterday, said:
I am quite surprised that an application was not
made to the Rapid Transit Commission by the At
lantic Avenue Commission before this. I believe,
personally, that we huve authoritj in thlii matter,
although It has not been passed upon by our coun
sel. I believe that the powers of the Commission
were extended with the extension of the boun
daries of the city into the greater New-York.
That Is mv personal belief, and in such event an
application to us would receive due consideration.
Mr. Blackford said regarding the suggestion that
an application be made:
We have it In mind, but I cannot discuss it just
now. It might be a good idea to secure the opinion
of some of the members of the Rapid Transit Com
mission on their authority to grant such a fran
chise as Is a6k«d by the Atlantic Avenue Improve
ment Commission. 1 believe some of them hold it
within their province. Such, I believe, is the opin
ion of Alexander E. Orr and John H. Starin.
The preliminary bids for this tunnel will be opened
on March S. and seven contractors are competing.
This ought to be pretty good evidence that It is
something more than a paper company, as has been
There Is some satisfaction in seeing that the
Aldermen and Counctlmen have felt the pressure of
public feeling and public criticism' of their inac
tion, and are at last doing something, no matter
what It is. I do not believe that the things which
their sub-committee proposes to inquire into quite
Come within their province, but that they are
rather matters to be settleu by tho Board of Esti
mate and Apportionment afttr the franchise has
been granted.
From all the Information that we have been able
to obtain, and from a careful discussion of the mat
ter, it has been practically decided that we shall
s<;e no legislation in this mutter this year. There
may be other wnys out of the difficulty.
It was reported to police headquarters last night
that four dynamite bombs had been found in hot
houses belonging to George Wackenhut, In Junl
per-ave.. Middle Village, Long Island. The report
ceme from the Seventy-seventh Police Precinct. In
the Borough of Queens.
Chief of Police Devery evidently thinks that Park •
President Clausen Is overanxious to have a police
force of his own. Is aching to have once more a ■
band of "sparrow cofi*" ut his command, and Is in
spired rather by the lunt of power than by the real
desire for the public good In his Agitation to have
restored to the Park Department the full control
of those guardians of the peace who flirt with the
nursemaids and wafch the squirrels in the clty'b
parks. When Devery was told yesterday that a
great many complaints were being mpde that hU
bluecoats In the parVs were lees civil less ready
to aid visitors and altogether less desXable than
the former Krny uniformed Park pollcf 1 jen he la :
quoted as saying: : .
"Nobody makes any complaints about the park
polio* except Clausen. li«? wants to get .control of
the park police and make tin soldiers of them. It
Its Clausen who has made all of the complaints:
every one of them ha * been Investigated, and every
one found to be unfounded. Clausen would like to
have the Chief spin around on his heel like a top
every time he felt like nulling the string. But an
lons as I am Ch!<*f no c'lauoen will pull and haul
me around. He has police on the brain. I want niy
men in Central PHrk to be courteous, obliging ana"
faithful in the iH*rforir.u of their duty ** police
men. They know what l« expected of them, and
g-lve me no trouble. The discipline of the- force In
the Park wfc« never bo good as under the present
regime. It's nothing but a scheme ,of Clausen's to
get control of the police. He has a bill up In Al
bany that he hopeu will give htm the power he la
working for. There are more men in the Park now
than there were when the fore* wan under th»
control of the Park Cooimlseloncrii, If the tainn
men arc there, how r,ui they be untrained and not
phynleally iMJup:*d to the work? Hut It U Ci*u»«m
who la back of all Umm conuualau."
There was a commotion yesterday when It be
came known that a member of tho Democratic
Club had beon compelled to resign because he had
served a term In the Elmira Reformatory. The
members of the club were much excited over tho
Incident. Little alpe was talked of In Tammany
circles yftsterday. The Tammany men who belong
to the club eyed each other askance and asked In
subdued tones, "Who is PTfo?" That S member of
the Democratic Club should prove to be a convicted
felon did not cause nearly bo much surprise In a
general way as the fact that the club forced him to
The question yesterday, when the facts were set
forth, was generally, "Why thlß distinction?" It Is
safe to say that if the record of each Individual
member of the Democratic Club was carefully
scanned and nothing, hidden, It would fee found that
a considerable percentage of the members havp at
one time or other either been arrested or Indicted,
or tried, or convicted, or sentenced, or served a
term of Imprisonment for some violation of the
law. Tf the club establishes a precedent In trils
case, and decides that It will expel every member
who has ever been indicted, or tried, or convicted,
or sentenced, or who porved a term for some un
lawful act, It will lose some of its shining lights,
and If thl« Intention on the part of the club be
comes known there will be a wholesale evacuntlon,
and mnny will not WSit for notices, but will de
camp forthwith.
The facts In thfs cape, as told yesterday, are that
the man in question was recognized in the club by
Detective Sergeant Cuff. Cuff visited the club one
evening and saw this man sitting In the corridor.
He asked the clerk who the man was. The clerk
told him the name, and added that lie wan a mem
ber. Cuff recognized him as a man whose picture
Is In the Rogues' Gallery, and who had served
five years In Elmlrn. This man is at present a
downtown broker. He was arrested once and
sentenced to five years for grand larceny. He
was arrested a second time, but succeeded in
escaping punishment. Cuff forced the man to write
out a letter of resignation and sign it and this
letter was sent to The club. No one seems to
know just exactly how he got into the club, but It
was said yesterday that he had resigned without
any effort to protest. The following facts about
the man's career appeared yesterday:
On December 18, 18K8. he was arrested for steal
ing three pairs of diamond earrings valued at f!)<>o.
He went Into the store of Alfred Barnard, at No.
171 Park Row. and took the earrings to the door
under pretence of examining them in the daylight.
He opened the door and ran. He was caught with
the diamonds In his pocket. He served five years
in Elmira Reformatory for this. After his release
he went into Wall Street.
On April 30, 1805. he was indicted for grand lar
ceny. The case never came to trial, as the indict
ment was dismissed, the complainant refusing to
Raoul Pictet. the European scientist, who has at
tained fame through his success with the lique
faction of various gases, was the guest of honor at
a small dinner given at Tho Players' last night by
Henry Burden McDowell, son of General Irvin
McDowell. Atx>ut twt-nty-flve person* were pres
ent, and after the dinner was over M- Pictet
gave a demonstration of his most recent In
vention, the separating of oxygen, nitrogen and
liquid carbonic acid from the ordinary atmos
phere at the ordinary atmospheric pressure.
This process, though so simple that It can be per
formed on a small scale at a dinner table, is as
serted to be of great commercial as well as scien
tific Importance. M. Pictot's claim Is that It can
be done so cheaply that the byproduct alone, the
liquid carbonic acid, which Is worth seven nnd one
half cents a pound alone, pays all the expense of
the process, leaving the profit to come from the
nitrogen and oxygen, which, of course, can be put
to multifarious uses.
M. Pictet is a member of the Legion of Honor of
France, wears the Humphrey Davey medal of the
Royal Institute of England and Us credited with
making liquid air as far back as 1577. Among the
guests who witnessed the working of his demon
stration last night were the Swiss Consul, Jacob
Bortselimann, and the French < 'onsul, Edrnond
The formal call for tho next meeting- of the
Republican State Convention was sent out from
the headquarters of the State Committee In the
Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday, as follows: ■ •
To the Republican Electors of the State of New-
The Republican electors of the State of New-
York and all other electors without regard to past
political affiliations who believe In the principles
or" the Republican party and Indorse Its policies,
are hereby requested to send delegates to the Btate
Convention to he held at Grand Central Palace,
New-York City, on- Tuesday, the 17th day of April,
1&00, at 12 o'clock noon, to elect four delegates at
large and four alternates at large to the National
Convention to be held at Philadelphia, June 19.
1900, and also to nominate Presidential Electors and
to elect a State Committee and transact such other
business as mr.y properly come before the con
Each Assembly district in the State will be en
titled to representation in accordance with the
basis established by the State Convention of ISSS.
A schedule of representation Is hereunto annexed
showing the number of delegates to which the sev
eral Assembly districts are entitled.
B. B. ODELL, Jr.. Chairman.
Chief Edward F. Croker of the Fire Department
says that Senator Ford's bill providing for a short
ening of tho hours of labor Is a bad measure, and
h« Is preparing to oppose it. The bill divides the
time into shifts of ten hour days and fourteen
hour nights. "This bill will completely demoralise
the Department." said Chief Croker yesterday. "It
would so cripple us as to leave us unable to rone
with an extensive conflagration. If the bill shou!d
become a law and the Board of Estimate and
Apportionment should full to give us five hundred
men at once It would leave us only five iiremen
and one officer to each company with which to re
spond to alarms. It would require one-half as
many more men In the Depart men t a» we have at
present, and Increase expenses to the extent of
12.500.000 per annum. I shall do all In my power to
defeat the measure."
Chicago. Feb. 24.— Mrs. Amber Louise HcLellaa,
wife of Orris Irving McLellan, of New-Orleans, s
State Senator In Louisiana, has applied for a
divorce. She testified that bar husband's cruelty
toward her was so great that she felt obliged to
flee for her UC&. The testimony showed the hus
band to be the owner of the dryriocks at New-
Orleans, a line of streetcars, large plantations,
blocks of real estate In New-Orleans and an in
iome of 180,000 a year. Mrs. Mcl-ellun's lawyers
asked tho Court to award to Mrs. Mcl.elian jr>.o>»o
a yaar as aliniony ami the possession of her per
sonal property, worth 17,500.
New-Orleans, Feb. 24.— Every hotel in the city
Is crowded, or has Its rooms engaged In advance,
every arriving train Is packed, aiiri the promise Is
for the largest crowd ever present In the Ifardi
Gras season. The carnival this season has been
made to extend over six days. Instead of two days.
The Nereus electrical parade and the pageant of
Momus on Wednesday mid Thursday nights, were
extra- events of this season. To-day there was a
traiies display.
The battleship Texas, Commander Gibson, ar
rived, and had a noisy welcome. Wu Ting rang,
Chinese Ambassador to the United States, to
whom has been extended the freedom of the city
by the Council. Is expected to arrive on Monday.
There will be a river and land reception to Rex on
Monday, p. nd a superb pageant by Proteus on Mon
day evening. '
The Metropolitan Branch of the Grunt Associa
tion, composed of about two hundred New- York
Grants, is to hold its second annual reunion and
dinner at the Aldlne Club, No. 11l Flfth-ave.. on
Tuesday, at 7 p. m. About fifty members of the
family are expected to be present. Those who will
respond to toasts are: Mrs. Isabella Meredith, who
will spaak on "Old HtonliiKton"; Mrs. Mary Grant
Cramer, slater of General Grant, whose subject la
"Some Htale. Scraps of Diplomatic lMnners In Den
mark"; Ell P. Kllsworth, who responds lo "The
Old Home Town, "Windsor. Conn., where the Grunts
lirst eettled, and Louis Bedell Grant.
At a reunion of the general association at Wind
hot. in October, there were preuwnt live hundred
members of the family, of whom there are now
tibout five thousand gr-uttt-red throughout tiie
country. ■
The Committee of Arrangemfnts for the coming
reunion Is composed of Agnea Grant Rowlands, F.
E. Orant and the Rev. Arthur H. Grant .
.New - Atlantic Cf tr nnd I,nkewood Special
Bxpreti Via Ontral Ilallroad of »vr
Train of Parlor Car* and vestlbuled coechea. New
Compound Enflnta. Leavaa foot Liberty Btr«»t at 8:30
I*. M., South Kerry 8:2B P. M., arrlvt-i ut Atlantic City
0:13 P. M. lUlumlMtr lc»v-» AtUntlo rity at 2:10 P. M.,
arriving- N»* York at 6:26 J. M. Ticket* aooa i» ttep
vcr at L«kowoo&
Continued from flmf pa**.
of breaking up General Roberta's attack upon
Cronje. General Robertß consequently was
stronger for the work Immediately In hand at
Koodoosrand, and the Dutch reinforcement*
hovering about either flank — north, south and
west— would be more easily dealt with. Tha
Dutch allies were attempting at the last mo
ment to rescue General Cronje with a portion
of their force, while retaining their grip upon
Ladysmith, whereas the only hope of resisting
General Rciberts's onset lay In the concentra
tion of all their commandos In the Free State.
The conditions under which the new cam
paign was planned in South Africa by General
Roberts and General Kitchener on the voyage
to the Cane are described In a letter from an
officer on General Kelly-Kenny's Btaff, which I
have seen. Thla officer had anticipated seeing
something of the two famous generals on the
ship, but was disappointed. General Roberts
appeared on deck at (5 o'clock every morning
and walked up ahd down briskly for two hours.
Promptly at 8 o'clock he turned to his chief of
staff with an abrupt call. General Kitchener,
alert in response, "Here, sir," was always on
hand, and the next moment the conqueror of
Kandahar and the conqueror of Omdurman
would disappear from the deck and not be seen
again until the next morning at the same early
hour. A large cabin had been reserved for Gen
eral Roberta's use, and there he remained busy
day after day with his chief of staff until mid
night, with no Interruption except at short
intervals for meals, and no visitors, unless
members of his staff were summoned. A short
stroll on deck at midnight completed the day's
work, and the two generals then turned in.
This order was followed day after day until the
ship anchored at Cape Town, and the campaign,
which had been thoroughly discussed and
thought out In detail, was opened. I. N. F.
Paardeberg, Thursday. Feb. 22.— There Is little
change in the situation. There was Intermittent
shelling to-day, and during the night a large
supply column arrived.
It is reported that two thousand Boers are
operating northward of this place.
Yesterday evening, after the last gun had been
fired, the Shropshlres rushed forward two hun
dred yard* further toward the bed of the river,
and found a number of Boer dead.
General French captured seventy-five more
prisoners, who had previously escaped the cor
don, and a patrol on the westward side took
thirty more.
London. Feb. 24— A war bulletin published in
Pretoria on February 22 said that communica
tion with General Cronje was still open on Feb
ruary 21. and that reports of heavy fighting oc
curing east of General Cronje's laager have been
The British casualties at Koodoosberg Drift
on February 7 and at Klip Kraal on February
16 were seven officers wounded, four men killed
and ninety-six men wounded.
Boer Head Laager, Feb. 23. — Yesterday the
British crossed the Tugela In large numbers,
■with cannon and over sixty wagons. They at
tacked the Ermelo and Middleburg commandoes,
but were forced to retreat under a heavy Mauser
A renewed attempt to storm the Ermelo men
was made this morning, but the Rrttish were
again driven off. The fighting contlnuesl
The British losses were very heavy. Eight
ambulances were employed In collecting the
dead and wounded.
The generals report that the commandoes are
fighting bravely
Lndysmith fired a few shells this morning at
our outposts, till silenced by "Long Tom."
London. Feb. 24.— The War Office received to
day from General Buller a list of casualties re
sulting from the fighting of February '22, as
follows: Killed, Lieutenant the Hon. R. Cath
cart (son of Lord Cathcart), of the Rifle Brigade;
Lieutenants Coe and Parker, of the Lancashire
Regiment; wounded, fourteen officers. Including
Major-General Wynne and Colonel Harris, of
the East Surreys. General Buller concludes as
'■' Owing to the continuous flghttng It Is Impos
sible at present to give the number of men killed
' or wounded.
Pretoria, Feb. 23.— A dispatch from Coles
berg, dated February 22, says that Commandant
Delarey moved out and occupied a position
east and south of Arundel. where the British
were encamped. At sunrise the British attacked
the Boers with cannon, infantry and cavalry,
the Boers replying. Late in the evening, when
the Boers were attacked in their rear by a
force presumably from Naauwpoort, rendering |
the Boer position untenable, the British at
tempted to storm the Boer cannon, but were
repulsed with heavy loss. The Boer casualties,
as far as known, were two men wounded.
London. Feb. 24. — A dispatch from Arundel,
under date of February '211, says:
The Boers have formed a strong force seven
miles west of here. General Clements has kept
up a searching fire on their kopjes. We ex
pect to take their position before sunset.
Lourenco Marques, Feb. •_'.'< —The French
Bteamer Oironde has arrived here, bringing the
American and French military attaches bound j
for the Boer camp. She also had on board ISO ,
heterogeneous passengers. Including eighteen
Montenegrins in their national costume all I
bound for the Transvaal.
The German steamer Admiral, from Hamburg
January 20, has arrived here with 110 pas
sengers on board. They tire mostly German
subjects, and are anxious to join the Boer
Cape Town. Feb. 23.— Extracts from the diary
of the Reuter correspondent at Klmberley give \
an Insight into the trlala of the garrison. They j
are as follows:
January 11— Scurvy attacks the natives alarm- i
lngly. They are dying fast. The antl-acorbutlcs
are exhausted. Vine cuttings are being tried In
lieu of green food.
January 12— Typhoid is very prevalent.
Neglect to boll the water 1h the probable cause
,Januar>O3— Fifty typhoids in the hospltalß
Janoary 16.— military authorities have
commandeered all the foodßtuffa and other
stores. Leave has been granted to the Inhabi
tants to shoot small birds for food. '
January 17— The mules slaughtered aro pro- .
nuunred superior to horseflesh,
January -Five hundred Bhells poured into
the town, at haphazard, the hospital, scurvy ]
compound and residences receiving theatten- [
tlon properly due the defenders of the earth- ■
works. ■ ' • I
January 35— A small family shellproof shel
ter ha* been tfsr In nearly every garden.
February '/Wnty-flve hundred women and
children were 10./eteil into the mlm-H through
out the nlg*ht The men are rlso selecting
places of safety.
February 15— All the morning there was a
heavy crossfire on the British occupying Alexan- '
dersfonteln. The 100-pounder and shrapnel are :
; bursting over Klmberley. Every one Is lying
i low. The »hopu and banks were' closed at 2
this afternoon. . There wa* a kaleidoscopic
i Uuuige. Hello signals wcic observed annuunc*
BEOT&CO Pretty and yet
.jllS*?"^. jllS*?"^ * Inexpensive.
THIS Urn,:; DHESS of good quality nalMOofc. rour : yoke of narrow tacit, fluinaaaf,
with two hemstitch*.] ruffle.. Nee* and .>.vm to corre.pond. S:*>s 8 months to 2 years. . 75c.
Made singly or at home, it would be much more expensive, but
manufactured, in large quantities by trained operatives using im
proved machinery, we can offer a great variety of these dainty
goods at very attractive prices.
Long Slips, 40c, 63c, 75c, 98c & $1.10.
Short Dresses, 50c, 60c, 75c, 85c, 95c. & $1.00,
Entirely hand-made Long Slips from $1.45, md
Short Dresses from $2.00- to the finest and most elaborate.
60-62 West 23d Street.
Ing Genera! French's approach. Clouds of dust
from the rapid advance of the cavalry were
then seen, and almost simultaneously the ene
my was observed limbering up and fleeing • ant
ward. The glad tidings spread with marvellous
rapidity. From all directions mounted and un
mounted men hastened to welcome the reiw
column. Those remaining hoisted flags, and
there was a universal feeling of Joy and thank
London. Feb. 24.— A Sterkstroom dispatch of
February 23 says a Britl3h refugee from Heidel
berg asserts that the Boers have admitted losing
five hundred men In the assault on Ladysmith
on January 0. and that it was true that General
Joubert wan no longer In command. He added
that some Free Staters were publicly flogged for
cowardice after the battle of Belmont.
London. Feb. 24.— The retreat of General
Cronje seems to be having an effect on the
Cape Boers, as a Dordrecht dispatch, dated
February 22, says they have opened negotia
tions for submission. General Brabant Is treat-
Ing with them and. in deference to the wishes
of the Governor of Cape Colony, Sir Alfred Mll
ner, is offering lenient terms, in the mean
while ceasing offensive operations.
Washington. Feb. 24. — The incident connected
with th« seizure by a British gunboat of the
British steamship Sabine, with a cargo of
goods from New-York, Is closed. A cable mes
sage was received to-day at the State Depart
ment from Ambassador Choate, announcing that
the vessel, which was at Port Elizabeth, has
been released and allowed to proceed on her
J. V> la. Pruyn. chairman of the American com
mittee to aid the wounded of both belligerents with
in the Boer lines, has received a cable dispatch
from Howard C. Hlllegaa. now at Durham. South
Africa, asking for funds with which to buy medi
cines and instruments. Subscriptions may be sent
to Tunis Q. Bergen, treasurer. No. K» Liberty-st.,
who will forward them.
Princeton, N. J.. Feb. About fifty students of
the Theological Seminary who are British sub
jects held a dinner this evening to celebrate the
British victories in South Africa. The meeting waa
held in. Hotea Hall, a dormitory on the college
grounds, and was presided over by R. C. Richard
son, whose father is a cavalry officer In the Brit
ish army. The room was Inpcd with British and
American colors. Patriotic speeches wera made
ana the national anthems of. England aiij America
were suns. .
MATTHEWS, Fulton-st., Gallatln Place. Living
ston and Smith Bts., will open to-morrow an ex
hibition of novelties in silk, Swiss and 1 lace robes.
The annual February sale of women's shoes is
cutting off from one-third to one-half their usual
city price. Cloth and kid top button and lace shoes,
some patent leather and kid tips among them, can
be bought at half prices. Docgola and Vlci kid,
hand welted soles, in button, and patent leather
tips, are also offered at bargain rates. The best
style anJ the finest glazed kldskln shoes, hand
welted and hand turned, with flexible soles, are
advertised at quick selling figures. Women's tan
and black 'Vicl kid Oxford ties are also cut to
astonishingly low prices. In books the most popu
lar works of the day, like Mary Johnston's "To
Have and To Hold," will sell at much less than
the publishers' prices. Then there are scrapbooks,
paper novels, cookbooks and magazines. Writing
paper of finished quality can be bought at cost
prices.. Embroideries— nainsook and cambric all
overs, solid and open work p«ttcm«v— will attract at
tention at the prices placed on them, while dress
trimmings of every descrlptlo.i are specialties to
admire. The silverware offered Is of heavy plate
anil attractive In the basement house furnishers
will find goods of value at low prices, cut glass
tumblers being a special "drive."'
B. ALTMAN & CO., Eighteenth and Nineteenth
st,*. and Slxth-ave., announce for to-morrow plain
colored dress silks, comprising double width French
poplin-*, crepe meteore. Imported Lculslne and
crjpe gaulols and many other kinds. The offering
of olght thousand yards of satin regence, in evening
and pastel colors, suitable for house or street wear,
ut an unusually low rate. Is of Interest to shop
pers. In (he mNs.-'s" and girls' department, dresses.
Jackets, waists ami clothing 1 f t r early spring wear
are advertised. Striped percale suits, in sizes for
children from four to ten years old, SIS S special
uttractlon. Everything a boy needs for comfort
ami style In the spring -double-breasted and three-
I>1" c suits of blue serge, fancy worsteds, mixed
cheviots and casstmeres, «=;iilor ami middy suits.
Russian blouse suits— everytiunr of T hls nature Is
ready for the bargain seel Mr. There are some good
lots of Infants' line wear for spring and susamer.
They Include handmade dresses, christening robes.
wrappers, long cloaks, walking coats and hat*,
caps Hti,l bonnets. The fir.n makes a special offer
ing of lace curtains, art objects and decorative
*-are, bronze clocks, art porcelains, lamps, marbles
ami bronsrt*. cut glass bowls uti.l vises.
Bkfhteeath and Ntnetewtts sts., have found on
their furniture Soon and warehouses a great Qjsjaaj
tity of odd pieces of furniture. To get rid of thc*o
they udvertlse to devote this week to offering them
at a discount of 4i> per cent. Kverything Is per
fect and is guaranteed. The plecen are tho«e
which cannot be duplicated. The dining room Is
going to have the tlrut chance, for to-morrow fur
iii;ur- for that portion of the house will be ex
clUßlvely sold. The variety ih great: the choice,
therefore. Is wide, and the price Is a huppy nur
FREDERICK LOESER & CO., of Brooklyn.
make the tempting announcement that they are
ready to sell 400 women's tallur-rmide suits at from
25 to 33 1-3 per cent less than the regular price.
The firm found them among the goods of a retiring
firm for s similar discount, and are giving their
customers the benefit of the bargain. All the way
down the list of offerings the dollars are taken off.
Hutts of fine cheviot In black or navy blue, double
breasted, front buttoning- through. Jacket lined
with btack tafN»ta, box pleat back, are In the lot
offered. H. Halsey-Stlrllng, the art critic, will give
half hour talks In the nailery on the third floor.
Ills Ktihject will be "Half Hours at the National
Gallery, London." He wljl show the pictures by
means of a projecting machine. These strolls
through the g-aIU-ry may be taken at 11 a. m.. B
noon nnd 3 and 4 p. m. The Loeeer store la till
Belling Us attractive ttllks, toilet articles, Bhejets und
pillow i-ases, linens, etc.
LUDWJG BAUMAN & CO.. ,Elchth-ave., Thirty
fifth and Thirty-sixth sts. M.ik« annouiu<«m«iit*
thut will please rhetr customers. A aMeboard of
new anil pretty pattern K«-lden oak.' two bevelled
French plate mlrrom. Is a I»«i1»-r. Dining room ex
tension table* are offered as bargain;*, l'arlur suit*
Of three pieces, wtth, gru< efut frames In pale enam
•L decorated In lljiht and pretty tlamnska. are nuni
plap of the urtlel-* advertised at uniformly low
JOURNEAY A HntSIUM, Flatbush-ave.. at the
Junction of Fulton-st.. Brooklyn, advertise par
ticularly low prices for their allks. Black silks espe
cially are, off tred at bargains The 'special " at the
store at present fls a quantity of black brocaded
India »llk, fashionable dmtsn. reduced In prtc*
about 26 p«r c«ut. Colored fouUrU .uk», (*... ,
Exclusive Millinery.
Preliminary Exhibition
( Spring Styles
s in
Flower Toques,
Draped Straw Toques
and Turbans.
Latest Paris Novelties
Trimmed Models*
\ 24 West 23d St., N. V.
I Fulton St &. Elm Place, B'klyn.
Yfie •♦ Popular Shop."
The 111 Illi— «Jim English anj Fr»nrh Papers for
Th» IVcormtlve Ojtton anJ Flas t'ph^lst^ry Fabrics.
The Comfortable Cha!r» cf llanfJwrou.?.i' Wicker.
' The Wry Origfnsl Mlk'l .-. Furniture of NatJv* Asft.
The Ohl Style ErisUsh Easy Chars and Settles.
CW -Vof to be hail tlMtirhtrt, and o^ertd at attraetivi
IWaQ Papers and "T llwi I■"
Fabrics — tFarcels ».no and over!
st»i£r Xr * c to all p * n * of **
(Tradetnarkt Reg'il)
3oscpb fl>. flDclHuob & Go.
silks and dotted Swiss Plumetls will also be popn
lar for the prices have bee so arranged that no
other feeling w'.l! be possible.
Eighth and Ninth sts.. are ready with their usual
stock of ribbons. Their spring ribbons are said to
lead the fashion for this season. They are for
millinery, dress trimming, lingerie an.l decorative
purposes. The "special ribbon sales" are important
affairs and they mentl-vi as especially val'iatole
offerings 45,00) yards of four and three-quarters
Inches wld? double face satin ribbon, with cord
edge with a large assortment of colors. liKht and
pastel shades predominating. Every dollar s worta
of goods purchased Is guaranteed. "Satisfaction
has been Daniell's motto, an<s they sttll continue
to gtve it.
ARNOLD. CONSTABLE * CO.. Broadway and
Nmeteenth-st.. announce to-day women 1 ! and chil
dren's wear of excellent auality, and prices that
call for attention. The stock Includes women's cot
ton waists, albatross and flannel waists, notjrttto
In silk waists, embroidered underwear and children s
and infants' year.
S KOCH A SONS, who deal in exclusive mO
llnery at their scores. No. .24 West Twenty-thlrd
st. and Fulton-st. and Elm Place. Brooklyn, invita
the public to a preliminary exhibition of spring
styles in flower toques, draped straw toques ana
GEORGE C. FI.tNT COMPANY. Nos. 48. « and
47 West Twenty-thtrd-M.. offer rich bedroom suits
at barfaln day rat#«. Their carpets— beat tapestry
Brussels— are leaders.
GF.KAI.D LYON. Nos. "12 and 544 Flfth-ar*.
offers dainty little "dresses for children at remark
ably low prices. There are other attractions, also.
Including long slips and short dresses, entirely
handmade. The firm announces an exhibition of
new Importations In exclusive materials with mo«»
els for the spring traile. Ladies' tailoring n*T
take a pride In «l,>!ni? well Out of town shopp«r»
are welcomed cordially.
JOHN FORSYTHE. No. M Broadway, has fcuad
that the tntro»lu -tlon of Rumchundo waists has w
won the approval of the public thai another we«
will be given to the opening display.
THE etius
Marseilles. Feb. 24.— Herr Ilg. K;n* Mene!!k*B
chief counsellor, arrlve.l from AbyssHnta to-day-
He will pass a year in F.un>i.e. during which bs
intends to visit Premier Waldeck- Rousseau and
M. DelcassG, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In an interview Herr Qg said King MeneMkt
Intentions were most pacific, aid he desired to
live at peace with all neighboring Power*. Evtry
frontier Incident touching Italy or E^ypt. he de
clared! had either been settled or was on the way
to a friendly arrangement King Menelik koesi
to visit the Exposition.
The foregoing statement d»fW of th * 9 *"*'
tlonal stories published In certain newspapers"
the effect that Menellk was Inclined to take
vantage of Great Britain-, difficulties In Souu
Africa to make a move toward the Nile.
Tbe thirty-second annt.ersury ot ta« ' * U £ ,»
Branch. Young Men's Cs?*StlS« Assorts t!o^ eetJ -j
bo observed to-morrow evening. TW» m
will bo Important, a* It Is expected tliai •
nouncement will b« m:ul* to the e«#ct tna p^tst
fleient amount has b*«>n v>J*J«*<| I to P*r •«•, otseT
mortgage Indebtedness >n th« buudins. ■■"
at l'.ounrnmettts will b« n»r>!f
August H. Elgelbut. a truck driver. °fj£j**
Cyraberland-st.. Brooilyn. was thrown ttl
seat of hi» truck whte driving acroaa t n*
lyn Bridge last nlshl. and **v<t*l> l aJ " ftt jti
wheels of the w»go» passing * v « r .J?t 4 t » V*
and breaking it. Hl» horse took • l f{&*W»«l«*
Ing car. and ran the wagon Into tft« euro. »»
him to th* «ir«oi. .

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