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Thos G AWord Jr 0 8up Ai Wm.t TENTH TEAE. PH(ENTX, AEIZO-tfA, THUESDAT MOBNINGr, XOVE31BER 22, 1899. Librury f Oougi... J VOL. X. NO. 383. KM BOER LOSSES TO DATE Only Ninety Men Have So Far Been Killed, GENERAL RISING IN NATAL Reported That the Colany Dutch in the Annexed Territory Have Joined the Boers Joufcert Ly ing in Wait far the Relieving Column- An Important engage ment Hourly Expected. Pretoria, Nov. 21. The official re turns of the Transvaal since the out break of the war show that ninety men have been killed and 200 wounded, of whom a number have recovered and returned to the front. Newspaper reports from Cape Colony say a general rising- of the Dutch farmers is imminent in Natal' and that the colonial Boers in those districts which have been proclaimed republi can territory have already Joined the Boer forces. FREE STATE CONTINGENT. Durban, Nov. 22. About 3,000 Free Staters with guns are marching from the west by the way of Fort Notting ham. SUPPOSED BOER PLANS. London, Nov. 22. Evidently a con siderable force of the enemy is now '. within thirty or forty miles of Piet ermaritzburg, but it is officially a n- ; nounced from there that no anxiety : prevails. General Joubert's plan, ap- j parently, is a daring attempt to de- ; feat the British relieving column from Durban in detail, while still attempt- ing the reduction of Ladysmith. A serious attack on the Mool river camp is now hourly expected, with the ob- Ject of destroying the bridge at Wester. ESTCOURT SHUT IN. London, Nov. 22. There has been no communication with Estcourt since noon Tuesday and the Boers now con trol the railroad thence to Iool river. Consequently momentous developments may be expected at any time. The Boers are swarming southward. Large bodies are reported around Estcourt and parties appear to be threatening Pietermaritzburg. FEELER THROWN OUT. Durban, Nov. 22. A dispatch from the Mool river says the telegraph line was cut Tuesday evening near High lands Station. The dispatch adds that the railroad station is in possession of a large force of Boers encamped near Mitcheson's Cutting. The train for Estcourt returned, having only reached a mile and a half north of Highlands Station. The Natal Stud company's farm has been raided and 300 blooded horses valued at $13,000 were captured. o A DM IRKS THE HOLLAND. A British Expert's Opinion of the New Submarine Boat. New York. Nov. 22. Captain Charles L. Ottley, R. N.', naval attache to her majestys embassy to the United States, came frdm Washington today for the purpose of inspecting the Holland boat in behalf of his government. After doing so he said: "It is my in tention to recommend to the board of admiralty of the British government that they immediately consider the merits of the Holland with a view of adopting vessels of her type into the British navy. She is, to my mind, the most formidable type of submarine boat and has demonstrated that she is the only successful one." o NATIONAL SOUTHERN PARK. Asheville, N. C, Nov. 22. A perma nent association having for its objects the promotion of a project to establish a national southern park in the south ern Allegheny mountains and the se curing of national and state legislation in the interest of scientific forestry, re sulted from a meeting held here today. The gathering was held under the auspices of the Asheville board of trade and was attended by delegates repre senting many of the leading commer cial organizations-of the south. A NEGRO LYNCHED. Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 22. The body of West Lawrence, the negro who assault ed a white woman, was found swinging from a tree near the scene of his crime this morning. IOWA STATE COLLEGE. Ames, Iowa, Nov. 22. Many visitors have arrived for the graduation exer cises at Iowa state college, which will be held this evening. Among the vis itors are President William H. Harper of the university of Chicago and Gov ernor Shaw, both of whom are to de liver addresses. The number of gradu- ates exceeds those of" previous years. Under the action of the board of trus tees this is the last autumnal gradua tion from the college. Hereafter all classes will complete their courses and commencements will be held in June, instead of permitting a part of the members who do not finish their courses until the end of the spring- term to graduate with those who finish in the fall. This year's regular class is composed of about seventy members, a part of which has completed the course, while the remainder forms the first regular spring commencement next year. FRENCH LABOR CRUSADE. Paris, Nov. 22. Fifteen hundred strikers at Audincourt-Valeigny-Bu-leau, in the Doubs department, most of whom are employed by Peugot's auto mobile factory, started yesterday to march to Paris. They were accom panied by 150 cyclists and a number of wagons filled with food. When they arrived at Dauwantin the prefect was at once informed and immediately stopped them. Troops are being sent to the spot. B. & O. ENGINEER KILLED. Cleveland, Nov. 22. A passenger train on the Baltimore & Ohio ran into the rear end of a freight near Nicholl. En gineer Bradford was killed, and Engi neer Sarher and two firemen were in jured. CHICKAMAUGA FIELD Lcremony of Dedication of Monu. ments Today. Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 22. Veter ans of the civil war from Illinois and neighboring states arrived by hundreds today to attend the dedication of the Illinois markers and monuments on Chickamauga battlefield tomorrow. Governor Tanner and staff, attended by the Illinois monument commissioners, Henry Clay Evans, commissioner of pensions, and other prominent visitors from Washington, together with the commissioners of Shiloh, Gettysburg and Vlcksburg national reservations, were among the arrivals. A public reception in honor of the dis tinguished visitors will be giver. In the Auditorium tonight. In Chickamauga national park tomorrow morning the Illinois monuments, consisting of two principal memorials and ninety-two granite blocks to mark the various spots where the Illinois regiments made the most notable record, will be dedi cated with appropriate ceremonies. The programme of exercises Is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock. At that hour the visiting veterans will assemble and af ter a programme of martial airs by military bands and an invocation. Major Connally, secretary of the Illi nois commission, will make an address, delivering the work into the hands of the governor. Governor Tanner will address the assembly, and turn the monuments over to the custody of the national commission, and General Henry V. Boynton, president of the lat ter body, will respond in acceptance of the charge. Speeches will also be made by Secre tary of War Root and others among the distinguished visitors. INSPECTION OFIMMIG RANTS Commissioner Powderly Contem plates Making It More Rigid. Washington, Nov. 22. T. V. Powder ly, the commissioner general of immi gration, is considering the means of having a more rigid physical inspection of immigrants at the principal foreign ports. It frequently happens, he says, that immigrants afflicted with conta gious diseases are discovered in the steerage on arriving at the ports of this country. These are refused admission under our laws, but those with whom they associated on the voyage across the Atlantic are permitted to land and go their various ways throughout the country. Commissioner Powderly, in speaking of the matter, says that from reports received by him from officials of the immigration bureau who have made investigations, he is convinced that the examination of immigrants by medical officers abroad is a very perfunctory affair and is performed at the moment of embarkation, when the immigrants pass rapidly before the physician. In doing so they have scarcely time to remove the covering from the head, and unless the physician is possessed of an "X-ray" eye it is difficult to de tect many of the ailments with which immigrants are afflicted. LOVING CUP FOR SCHLEY. New York, Nov. 22. A solid silver loving cup was received at Tompkins ville today for Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley. It came from the citi zens of St. Louis and was sent out to the admiral's flagship, the Chicago, which is lying off the government anchorage. CONGRESS INJURED IT Cuba Hampered by Fran chise Refusal. The President However Will Make no Recommendation on the Sub ject Preferring to Let the Pacta Speak for Themselves. Washington, Nov. 22. After careful consideration of the subject, the pres ident has decided to make no recom mendations to congress at the ap proaching session touching the repeal of the legislation which has prevented the granting of any franchises in Cuba. The administration has become con vinced that much serious harm ha3 been worked to the best interests of the islands by this legislation, and that the attempts of the government of the United States to forward the development of the industries of Cuba and advance the condition of the peo ple have been greatly hampered by the inhibition which prevents the building of railroads or wharves, the construction of bridges, of trolley roads, of water and sewer conven iences, and of all that class of semi public works which gives employment to many persons both in construction and operation. The attitude of the administration officials in refusing to approve .the numerous applications for franchises which have been made has exposed them to severe criticism, based on the presumption that they were clothed with discretionary powers in passing upon them. This has been particularly the case in regard to the Cuban cable and tele graph system, a problem which con fronted Secretary Alger soon after the adjournment of the congress which passed the Foraker resolution pro hibiting the granting of franchises in Cuba. The secretary was fully dis posed to allow competition in that line, but, his attention having been drawn to the expressed intent of con gress, the matter, after being dis cussed in the cabinet, was referred to the attorney general for his opinion. That official at once decided that there was no possibility of doubting the in tention of congi'os, and theiefore ii.o president felt obliged to refuse to allow any competition in. telegraphs and cables which involved the extension of granted rights to the competing par ties, and directed Secretary Alger to abide by that decision. His action in the matter, being of a negative character, was accepted by Secretary Root as binding, although he took the precaution of scanning the law, and ascertaining that no official of the administration had authority to do what the attorney general had held to be In violation of the act of congress. It appears that these facts must be laid before congress at the approaching session, though It is certain that the president and Secretary Root will not feel it incumbent to do more than to let the facts speak for themselves, and will refrain from making any recom mendations on the subject. TO JAIL FOR STEALING CORN. Crawfordsville. Ind., Nov. 22. The jury In the Dr. J. O. Dingman larceny case last evening returned a verdict of guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to the penitentiary for from one to three years. Dingman was arrested for taking a few ears of corn from a farmer's crib one night while returning from a visit to a patient. He is sixty years old and was a well known phy sician of Linden, Ind. SENATOR HAYWARD WORSE. Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 22. Sena tor Hayward gradually grows worse. A CUBAN THREAT Designed to Bring Ihe Unl-ed States to Ttrms. Havana. Nov. 22. General Collazo, in an editorial in the Cubano today, says: "We are only waiting for the decision of the United States congress upon which depends the decision that Cuba herself will reach if the language of the Americans is not clear. The horizon of Cuba will darken with tremendous pro tests which will rise from all parts of the island. The Cubans are resolved that they will not abandon a solitary right. They will not tolerate the calm diplomatic cheating of Washington. A worthy people cannot tolerate for eign interference in their private af fairs even when that interference is in the name of altruism. The Cubans do not owe the Americans as much now as they formerly did. Perhaps tomorrow they will have reason to deny that they owe them anything at all." ARTISTS IN DETENTION PEN. New York, Nov. 22. An Italian opera company of forty-two members, which arrived on the steamship Tar tar Prince this morning, is detained at the barge office by the immigration authorities because they have neither money nor tickets: The company Is bound for Colon, Guatemala. They were to have left the city at 5 o'clock this evening by rail for New Orleans, and thence to Gua temala by steamship. The members of the company are indignant at be ing confined in the detention pen, and refused to eat the food offered by the immigrant authorities. There are thirty women in the company. The manager of the company, Au guste Azsali, as soon as the steamship reached her pier, went ashore to pur chase tickets. Soon after he had left the immigration authorities took the company to the barge office. Dr. Rosi, the general agent of the Italian gov ernment, called at the barge office and declared that he would complain of the matter to the Italian embassy In Washington. The prima donnas of the company are Senorita Nice Barbareschi, so prano; Mme. Ackermann and Mile. Alasia, contraltos. THE TEXAS TROUBLE The Whole Affair Had Its Origin In a Drunken Row. Washington, Nov. 22. At the war de partment it is stated that Information received from the department of Texas is to the effect that the trouble at Fort Ringgold is nothing more than a drunk en border row and the belief is ex pressed that it has been exaggerated. The secretary of war has sent a lis patch to Governor Sayers in reply to a demand for the removal of the troops, saying that the department has aiready taken measures to restore order. QUIET AT RINGGOLD. Austin, Texas, Nov. 22. Governor Sayers received a telegram from the sheriff at Ringgold who says every thing is quiet there. HIGHER PRICE FOR BOTTLES. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 22. The Na tional Bottle Manufacturers' associa tion met in this city today and decided to advance the price of their product 10 per cent. The advance will take ef fect the first of the year. o MAYFLOWER CHILDREN Celebration Last Night af the An niversary of the Landing. New York, Nov. 22. In vivid contrast to the frugal fare that their forefath ers enjoyed was the annual banquet of the Society of Mayflower Descend ants which took place tonight in the myrtle room of the Waldorf-Astoria. The banquet was celebra tion of the 279th anniversery of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. The Society of Mayflower Descendants was organized November 22, 1894, and has a membership of 475. The membership of the general society is about 1200. There are branch soceties in several states of the union and many of these organizations will be represented at to night's reunion. SILVER REPUBLICANS Question of Imperialism Cannot De vide Bimetalllits. Blackfoot, Ida.. Nov. 22. Former Senator Dubois, who is chairman of the executive committee of the national silver republicans, left for Chicago' to night to attend a meeting of his com mittee on November 28. Teller, Towne, Hartman, Congressmen Wilson and Shafroth and other national silver re publican leaders will be present. Mr. Dubois says the bimetallic issue is still the important one and that the next national fight can be won with Bryan and the Chicago platform. He does not think imperialism or expan sion will be an Issue; that It will settle itself before the next campaign. It cannot, in his judgment in any event, divide the bimetallic forces. o HORSES FOR ADMIRAL DEWEY. James! own, N. Y., .Nov. 22. The splendid span of seal-brown horses be longing to Captain T. E. Grandlin of this city, sold on Tuesday to Charles F. Goel'.mann of Pittsburg for J1,000. The team was bought by Mr. Goett mann and another gentleman as a present to Admiral Dewey. The horses were shipped to Washington today. Mr. Goettmann is a wealthy restaurant man. TENNESSEEANS MUSTERED OUT. San Francisco, Nov. 22. The First Tennessee regiment was mustered out of the service of the United States to day. The Tennesseeans are the last state volunteers to be mustered out. THE LOUISVILLE VOTE. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 22. The county election board convened this afternoon and took up the motion to throw out the whole vote of the city of Louisville. Arguments will be heard tomorrow. AGGIE MAKES TRACKS Insurgent Leader Headed for the Mountains. General Young In Pursuit of the Agile Rebel-He Got Just Close Enough for a Brush With His Hying Rear Guard. Manila, Nov. 22. General Young re ports that Aguinaldo, with a party of 200, including some women and a few carts, passed Arlngay on the coast be tween San Fabian and San Fernando in the province of Union, on Friday, November 17. The general adds that Aguin aldo probably intended to strike inland towards Bayombong in the province of Neuva Viscaya, General Young, with cavalry and Macabebes, is pursuing the Filipino leader, pari of the American force taking the direc tion of San Fernando. In a fight with Aguinaldo's rear guard at Aringay orie Macabebe was wounded and the insur gents retreated. Their loss is unknown. TO HEAD HIM OFF. Washington, Nov. 22. The next move of importance in the Philippines is to be made by General Wheaton, who will go up the coast by transport to ; Vigan, at the mouth of the Aboa river. This will land his forces far to the : north of where Aguinaldo is supposed to be, the intention being to cut off his 'retreat to the north. LIFE OF THE REBELLION. ! Lynn, Mass., Nov.. 22. Edward S. , Chester of this city, formerly a private, 1 who has just returned from the Phil ' ippines, where he was two months on ; the firing line, says the American sol I diers, who for crimes of one sort or another have been dishonestly dis charged from the army, are officers of Filipino commands. The rebel com ! manders offer large Inducements in the way of salary and position to any who will forsake the American army. Ches ter says these Americans are a reck less class and in a great part to their energy is due the tenacity of the re bellion. He said these American sol diers led the Filipinos in several of he fiercest engagements and play an im portant part In keeping alive the spirit of rebellion amoRg the remnants of Aguinaldo's commands. u TREAT BY MARCUS DALY. Alleged to Have Been Uttered Before Senatorship Fight Began. Helena, Mont., Nov. 22. Frank E. Corbett, a Butte attorney, was the first witness In the Wellcome disbarment case today. He said he knew Marcus Daly fairly well, and told of meeting him at the Hotel Netherland in New York last December. He asked him if he was going to Montana to attend the session of the legislature, and Mr. Daly replied: "No, It is not necessary for me to go. I am out of Montana politics, although my friends keep up the fight. The thing Is all fixed, and I want to tell you. If Clark ever shows his head in that legislature, you will hear some thing drop that will drive Clark and his friends out of Montana politics for ever and some of them to the peniten tiary." Many witnesses testified to the good character of Wellcome and the bad character of State Senator Clark of Madison county, the only witness, ex cept Whiteside, who acknowledged re ceiving money direct from Wellcome for his vote for Clark for United States senator. The defense then rested. TRIBUTE TO HOBART His Death a Blow Upon His Parly and the Country. New York, Nov. 22. Senator Mason of Illinois said today: "The death of : Mr. Hobart is a very serious blow to ' the party and the nation; a serious blow to the party because he had the elements of sound judgment and great consideration for the opinions of oth ers which made him a peacemaker and kept the party united. "A great loss to the country because as presiding officer of the senate he transacted public busines promptly and frequently avoided filibustering tactics by kindness and consideration for those senators who were inclined to delay business." FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. New York, Nov. 22. The funeral of the late Garrett A. Hobart, vice pres ident of the United States, will take place on Saturday. The morning ser vices at the residence will be attended by only the members of Mr. Hobart's family. President McKinley and his cabinet and Mr. Hobart's most inti i mate friends. At the Church of the Redeemer In Paterson public s yvices will be held In the afternoon. The body will not lie in state in the city hall as was desired by the' city authorities, but on Friday afternoon the casket will be open in the library of his home. o SCHLEY'S SAILING. Washington, Nov. 22. It is expected at the navy department that Admiral Schley will sail from New York for Rio on Saturday. SUICIDE DUE TO TIGHT MONEY. Cigarmaker in Difficulties Puts a Bul let in His Brain. New York, Nov. 22. Solomon Prow ley, a cigarmaker. committed suicide yesterday afternoon by shooting him self in his cigar store at One Hundred and Twenty Third avenue. Prowler told his clerk to take a walk and hav ing placed a notice on the door to the effect that he was out and would be back in fifteen minutes, locked himself in. Then he went back to a rear room and in front of a looking glass shot himself through the right temple. When the clerk came back he broke in the door and found his employer dead. The police said last night that the cigarmaker had been buying stock of late and had lost heavily because of the stringency in the money market. FOR TARIFF CONCESSIONS Active Neootiations In Progress With Brazil. Washington, Nov. 22. Active nego tiations are proceeding to secure from Brazil such tariff concessions as will extend the market for American wheat and American flour in that country. It is understood that a proposition to that effect has heretofore been submit ted to the authorities at Rio de Ja neiro, and they have sought to accede to the desires of the authorities here. Definite results having been lacking, the Brazilian minister in Washington, Mr. Assis-Brasil, and Mr. Kasson, the United States reciprocity commission er, have taken up the negotiations In this city. As Brazilian coffee enters the United States free of duty, the pur pose of the American officials has been to secure tariff concessions, on Amer ican products going to Brazil, chiefly flour and wheat, which would adequate ly reciprocate the benefits enjoyed by Brazil's chief product. While the Bra zilian' officials have expressed a wish to make an arrangement, it has been pointed out that the Brazilian congress would have to amend the present law, and also that a large milling industry had recently sprung up within Brazil and was not likely to assent to an en couragement to American milling pro ducts. One solution which has been considered is a Brazilian tariff having a slidin'g scale, under which the United States would secure concessions on flour and grain in return for advan tages enjoyed by Brazil. While the Brazilian authorities hope that will prove a satisfactory solution, yet there is a desire here to advance the nego tiations to a definite conclusion, and the matter is being energetically consid ered. CUBA'S MANIFEST DESTINY A Havana Paper on Annexation to the United States. ' Havana, Nov. 22. Civil Governor Nunez has decided to investigate the charges regarding the purchase of school furniture at exorbitant prices without competitive bidding. He has ordered Major Lacoste to send him all papers and vouchers In connection with the matter. An American syndicate has bought 70,000 acres of land near Neuvitas. The purpose of the syndicate is to establish a village or settlement for workingmen. The Spanish steamship Buena Aires arrived today with six' hundred im migrants. There were two cases of smallpox on the vessel, and she was held at quarantine. The Epoca today says that annexa tion means for Cuba the entrace into an established community of a new convert, disgusted and disappointed with the empty vanities of separate ex istence, and only asking that its pres-i ent peace be assured and its future happiness be guaranteed. "It means," says the Epoca, "the association of the strong with the weak on the bases of absolute equality of rights and the merging of different elements in a new j spirit upon the basis that all that is good and useful must prevail over all that is bad and prejudicial in coinpli- ance with the law of destiny. In all countries bordering on powerful states, especially when these latter tend to display the exuberant and expansive life which is today called Imperialism, it Is the only honest and rational so lution remaining to those who, dis cerning the end from afar and able to avert It, did not do so, and to those who, surprised at American interven tion, and incapable of appreciating its transcendental Importance, aided in placing 'our fatherland in a virtual crucible." HAWAIIAN FINANCES Minister Damon's Resignation is Not Accepted. WHY IT WAS FIRST OFFERED Refused by the President Arfalrs In the: Island Nat In a Satisfac tory State Uflicials Threaten ing to Desert Their Posts Con ditions In Hawaii Demand Re medial Legislation. Washington, Nov. 22. The president has refused to accept the resignation of Mr. Damon, the Hawaiian minister of finance, and that official will re main In office, at least until such time as congress provides for a different system of government for the Ha waiian islands. Mr. Damon's resignation was ten dered while he was in Italy seeking to secure the emigration to Hawaii o Italian laborers, who were wanted on the plantations on the islands. This pursuit was in the Interest of an or ganization of planters and capitalists, and It was thought to be scarcely fit ting that the minister of finance should engage in such outside matters. The resignation was tendered under those conditions, but as Mr. Damon has since terminated the connection between himself and the organization referred to, the reason for Its accep tance at once disappeared and he will continue In office. That Is only one of many recent hap penings that has served to strengthen the president In the belief that the present state of affairs in Hawaii can cot be continued much longer without results disastrous to the material in terests of the islands. There have also been complications in connection with the disposition of the crown lands, and altogether it is deemed necessary that congress proceed at once upon reas sembling to deal with the problem of supplying a permanent form of gov ernment for the islartds to replace the present nondescript institution. One consideration alone that is re garded as sufficient in weight to de mand the most earnest consideration and at the earliest possible moment, too, is the indefinite status of the Ha waiian judiciary. In ordinary cases involving only property or even Im prisonment this would be a matter of gravity, but when, as has happened re cently, human life is involved, it is felt that the stakes are too large to warrant reckless persistency In the present course. The difficulty in these cases lies in a radical difference be tween the Hawiian and the United States laws, and although Hawaii has been by act of congress declared a part of the United States, yet the Jurisdic tion of the United States supreme court over the islands has been denied. The status of the officials on the is lands is also uncomfortably indefinite, even where those officers are connected directly with the local government. The latter officials owe a divided al legiance to President McKinley and to President Dole, which is not regarded as sound practice. In the case of the United States officials Mr. Sewall, for merly United States minister to Ha waii, Is now rated as a "special agent" of the state department, in order to carry him along until congress other wise provides. But it is doubtful if Mr. Sewall himself has a clear conception of his functions. Certain it is that there has been more or less conflict of jurisdiction between himself and Mr. Haywood, who is still ranked as con sul general of the United States, an anomalous office in view of the fact of annexation. In his case there is said to be the necessity of continuing his office, . be cause under present conditions there is no other way to regulate the extensive trade between the islands and the Pa cific coast. Some one must Issue pa pers to ships and certify to commer cial papers until the United States tariff system goes into effect in Hawaii nnd treasury officials replace the ex isting force of local officials. The Immigration question has a'.so been a source of trouble, and until our own laws nr applied In their entirety, there is at all times danger of compli cations with foreign powers resulting from the application of the local laws. All of these considerations have had their effect not only upon our own ad ministration, but also upon the official class In Hawaii, and the latter, weary ing of the frequent points of contact with the superior forces in America, have, like Mr. Damon, been at frequent Intervals since annexation on the verge of resignation. ARIZONA POSTMASTERS. Washington, Nov. 22. (Special.) Postmasters appointed today as fol lows: Cherry, Ariz., Charles Battye, vice Tessie L. DeKuhn, resigned; Old Glory, E. S. Klbbe .vice George B. Wll lams resigned.