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REPUBLICAN. ELEVENTH YEAE. riKENIX, AI1IZOXA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUCiUST 8, 1900. .VOL. XI Supt Art Dapr J jL. fin IE ZONA THERACETOPEKIN Is Proving to Be a dicap Event Han- WORD FROM CHAFFEE Fierce Battle in Which the Chinese Fell Back Saving Their Guns After Inflicting Severe Punish ment on the Allies Minister Conger Was Safe as late as Yesterday. Washington. Aug. 7. Information which came today that the American troops were engaged in ha till? at Pel Tsang cstabnVhcd poshively, for the lirst time that, notwithstanding the difficulties General Chaffee had encoun tered in embarking troops and supplies, at liust a part, and a considerable part, of our troops was in the vanguard of Ihe forward movement. Genera! Chaf fee's dispatch to the war department conveyed most satit factory evidences that the 'ommanders had thoroughly advanced upon a plan of ac;ion, and that then' is every indication that this plan has been followed, as General Chaff, e on Friday sent a cable saying that the attack upon the Chinese at Pot Tsang wouid be made on Sunday, the day when Admiral Renuy and the press correspondents say fighting occurred. General Chaffee's announcement 'ihat he present objective of the interna tional column is Yang Tsun is inter preted to mean that this point where the river, railroad and wagon road met't, is to be made the advanced base for operations on Pekin. The most positive addition to the news of the day was a line from the Associated Press correspondent at Tien Tsin stating that the Ninth and Fourteenth infantry, Reilly's battery and the marines were in the battle of Pel Tsang. It was this force, with the British and Japanese, which bore the brunt of the- attack on the left flank, which was ito turn the- enemy's posi tion. This plan had already been made clear by General Chaff.-e's dispatch. although he did not mention what "American troops would be engaged. No light has yet be 'n thrown npnn the sub ject of whether the commanders of Ihe International fores have agreed upon a commander. NO ENTRANCE TO PEKIN. If the Chinese Are Strong Enough to Prevent -i. London. Aug. 8. (4:::5 a. m.) "In case Ihe troops advance, the Chinese must fight. The suggestion that the allies should be allowed to enter Pekin In order to escort the ministers to Tien TV in is absolutely impossible." This is tho dictum of Li Hung Chang. K was transmitted last evening to William Pritchard Morgan, m- niber of parlia ment for Mertliyr Tydvil. by hi agent at Shanghai. The agi-n1 had carried 'lo Earl Li a message from Mr. Morgan urging that the allied troops be allowed to enter Ihe capital and s'tating that a scttl -ment could be made at Tien Tsin. whereby the war of the wovld against China would lie avoided: but even the optimistic Li failed to hold out th slightest hope of its feasibilfip, at 'though h- reiterated to Mr. Morgan's agent his declaration that the min isters had left Pekin. fixing the date of their departure as August 2. Thcs messages have been sent to Lord Sal isbury accompanied by a statement by Mr. Morgan urging that the allies should take no steps to endanger the Hvfs of the ministers. A message from the Belgian minister darted Pekin. August 2, seems effectual ly to dispose of the rumors that the ministers have either left or aVe hit nd ing to leave Pekin. The Chinese min ister In London, Sir Chili Chin Lo Feng Lull, says he has received a telegram from China announcing that a long im p. rial edict was Issued on August 2 authorizing the immediate anil safe conveyance of all Europeans in Pekin to Tien Tsin. The Sebastopol corr- spoii'lcut of Ihe Daily Graphic asserts the Russian gov ernment will send 125,000 additional troops from Odessa lo the far east be. fore the end of the year. THE FIGHT OF SUNDAY. London Aug. 7. A special disimtrh from Shanghai, dated Today, says: "It is reported that heavy fighting took place Sunday cast of Pel Tsang. the allies losing 400. of whom sixty-five were Mritish. The Japan se artillery did splendid serv-ce in the face of a galling Chinese cross-fire under which, they lost heavily. The Chfese were forced to retreat, but saved ".heir guns. Their rear guard was attacked and' practically decimated." v LATEST FROM' CON'GKK. Washington, Aug. 7. The following cablegram from Minister Conger was received tonight by 'the state depart ment: "Tsin Nan Yamen, Aug. 7. "Secretary of Slate Washington: We are still besieged. The situation Is more precarious. The Chinese govern ment Is Insisting upon our leaving Pekin, which would be certain death. Thire is rifle firing upon us daily by the imperial troops. 'We have abim dant courage, but little ammunition or provisions. Two progressive Yamen ministers were beheaded. All connect ed with; the I gation of the Foiled Stales are well at the present moment. (Signed) "CONGER." SITUATION A WEEK AGO Shanghai, Aug. 7. The Japanese con sul here received by wire today a mes sage to the effect hat the foreign min isters were safe on August 1, but they expected a renewal of the attack by the Chinese at any moment. It was added that only tweniy-flve cartridges each and six days' provisions wire left. It was also said the Japanese secretary had died of his wounds. CHAFFEE'S DISPATCH. The Plan of the Internationals Ex plained. AVashlngtor. Aug. 7. The war de partment has received the foiIowinv cablegram from Genual Chaff e: "Che Foo, Aug. 7. "Adjutant-General, Washington: ""'Tien Tsin, Aug. 3. " 'The conference today decided on a ha: tie on Sunday. The Chinese are en trenched cast and west through Pel Tsang. The left of the Chinese is pro tected by flooded ground and is prac tically unassailable. The Japanese. English and American forces, 10,000 strong, attacked the Chinese right. Wist of the river. In the flank, the other forces, the Russian and Frenc.i, about 4,000 strong, the opposite side be tween the river and railroad. The Chinese position Is apparently strong. The army is reported at 30,000 between Pei T"ang and Yung Tsun, on the crossing of the road over the Pei Ho. Our forces are 2,000 and a battery. The Con?maugh.Has arrived. The Sixth cavalry was left at Tien Tsin to guard the city, and awauinge mounts. Th ministers were safe on the 2Sth of July. (Signed) "CHAFFEE." General Chaffee's ciispaa-h shows an important feature ef the plan of cam paign agreed upon by tin; international commanders. It is that the prent objective point of the column is Yang Tsun. This Is a town about fifteen miles beyong Pei Tsang. a'i a point here the railrcad crosses the Pei Ho river from tr right on the way to Pekin. Once in possession of this p ant the international force would have both railroads and the river in iits rear for keeping open communication with Tien Tsin. The general feeling at the war de partment is that vnlcss the Chinese generals have be. ;i completely demor alized by the Pei Tsang attack, thore is very severe lighting ahead for the International forces and that the ground will be disputed all the way to Pekin. HEARD THEY WERE WELL. Rome, Aug. 7. Informs ti-n receive 1 here from Taku via Che Foo. August :!. says the commander of the Italian cruiser Elba ha? seen a note of the gov ernor of Shan Tung clat 1 Pkin. July 30, saying the ministers and foreigner are safe. BATTER V ORDERED OUT. Fort Riley, Kan., Aug. 7. Battery O, with its seven-inch -:iege guns, the largest in the army, and 175 men were start, d for San Francisco during the night on hruryi orders from Washing ton to proceed to China. MORE TROOPS FROM INDIA. London, Aug. 7. It if- now fully con firmed that a fourth brigade of Indian Hoops has been ordered to China. FRANCE HASN'T HEARD. Paris, Aug. 7. At -a cabinet council council today it was announced that the French government had received no advices tending to show that the ad vance of the allied forces on Pekin had been decided upon. ABSTINENCE UNION. The Thirtieth Annual Convention This Week. Philadelphia. Pa., Aug. 7. Questions of paramount importance to the Roman Carbolic Total Abstinence Union of America will be discussed at its thirti eth annual convention, to be held in Philadelphia this week. Several hun dred delegates have already arrived from many parts of the United States and Canada. Much interest centers ill the election of officers for the ensuing yer. The present president of the or ganization is Right Rev. Michael Ti.T ney. D. D.. bishop of Hartford, Conn. Several prominent churchmen! are mentioned as his possible successor as head of the union. The exercises f the convention will begin tomorrow morning. Archbishop Ryan will cele brate rolcmn pontifical mass, with the Right Rev. Thomas J. Conaty. D. D., rector of the Catholic university at Washington, as the preac her. The bus iness sessions of the convention will be held in Horticultural hall and will con tinue through Friday. ELDER'S LICENSE REVOKED. Hoslon Mayor Refuses to Permit Eph luim Johnson to Preac h. Roston. Mass.. Aug. 7. Mayor Hart has revoked the preaching license of Ephraim Johnson, the Mormon elder, who has been preaching on Roston Common Sunday afternoons during the past summer. Johnson asked for a hearing and was refused. He is charged with publicly advocating polygamy, which charge he denies. o FAMILY'S STRANGE FATALITIES. Sharon, Pa.. Aug. 7. Carl Caldwell aged 22 years, was killed today by th. accidental discharge of a gun. H!s father was preparing to go hunting, and he was putting a loaded rille into the buggy. In some marier It wrs discharged, the bullet passing through Caldwell's heart. His broth?r was killed a few years ago by a bullet from a rifle. THE RURAL DELIVERY Is to Be Greatly Extended in the Coming Year Two Thousand Additional Offices Will Be Established Every Applica tion for the Service Has Been Granted. Washington, Aug. 7 During the coin ing fiscal year the rural free delivery cvctnin will lio vlnnloH tt 11 irr-fin I J.I extent than during any similar period in the history of the department. In fact, during that period the- ser vice will be more than trebled. July 1 of the present year there became avail able for the rural free delivery service J1.7.10.WO. At the present time there are in the service 1.203 rural free delivery carriers and S00 offices. The pay of these letter carriers is $300 a year, so that the sum of $631,500 is necessary for salaries and $200,000 for special agents and such expenses as supplies and in cidentals. This leaves available about $1110,000 to be expended during the year. The credit for the development of the free rural delivery system of the coun try is due largely to the efforts of Mr. A. W. M.iehen, tho superintendent of free delivery. Several years ago Mr. Mac-hen planned the; elaborate system of rural free delivery, which, it is ex pected, will be installed during the fis cal year. He submitted it to the vari ous department heads under whom, he has been employed, but without suc ceeding in securing the proper interest from them until Mr. Smith, the present postmaster general, and Mr. Perry S. Heath, recently retired from the office of first assistant postmaster general, came into authority. Mr. Heath, under whost? direct charge Mr. Machen was placed, gave his hearty indorsement of the project, and proposed that Machen draw up plans for the extension of the service and an effort would be made to secure a sufficient appropriation. He was much surprised that Mr. Machen had already prepared such plans, and heartily concurred in them. It was con tended at first that the proposed sys tem would have a tendency to add to the annual postal deficiency. The early experiments proved the falsity of this contention and u practical operation c f the rural free delivery routes in the different parts of the country settled it beyond all question. An order which was issued last week by Mr. Smith, the postmaster general, increases the "drop letlor" postage ! thes - route from 1 cent to 2. It makes other c hanges for Ihe good of the service and to inere.Me its efficiency. Tile increase of Ihe rural free deliv ery system during the year lo come will exceed 3.000 additional carriers and 2.000 additional offices. Mr. Machen says tint every application for the establish ment of a free delivery route in the United States which has been received thus far will be granted. FARMERS' CONFERENCE. Topeka, Kas., Aug. 7. One of Ihe largest farmers' conferences ever held in the west assembled in Topeka to day. Delegates are present to represent the state grange societies of Wisconsin, Ohio. Indiana. Iowa. Nebraska, Mis souri. Kansas Minnesota and numerous oilier slates. The sessions are to con- linue several days and many questions affecting the agricultural world will Le discussed. STOPPED RUNNING The Filipinos Getting Ready to Tut Up a Fight. Manila, July 13. (Via San Francisco. Aug. 7.) Insurgents in the vicinity of Cagayan, on the island of Mindanao, are becoming so troublesome that k may become; necessary to augtnen-t the Unit d States forces stationed there by a body f troops from some other sta tion. The insurgents, numbering, it is es timated, about 1,000 in all, are fortify ing the mountain passes and are othe-r-wi.-c preparing to give baitle to our soldiers. INTERN AT 1 N AL TENNIS. Boston. Mass., Aug. 7. The first com petition for the international challenge bowl presented to the United States National Lawn Tennis association by Dwight F. Davis opened today on 'he grounds of the Longwood Cricket club near this city with an immense attend ance of lovers of the game. The English Lawn Tennis association is the chal lenger and is represented by a good team coinMised of Messrs A. W. Gore, E. D. Black and II. R. Rarrett. Since the visit of the English individual play ers. Messrs. Darthey. Mahoney. ISa wecdley and Eaves, in 18:15. no English players have competed In tournaments here. The Americ an crack players who will try conclusions with the English men include M. D. Whitman. D. F.I lv,i-ic ami Hrtlr-finihci Wn rfl Tli., fAn.-' lament will continue three days. SENATOR FORAKER CONFIDENT. Doesn't Think Bryan Will Carry as Many States as He Did in 1X!6. Washington, Aug. 7 Senator Foraker expresses the greatest colidece in re publican success at the coming elec tions. He said today that he was so confident that he did not expect to do much campaigning himself, especially in the hot weather. He even doubted that Bryan would carry a state east of the Rocky mountains outside the solid south. "While the Chinese situation gives rise to some anxiety at present," he said, "and something entirely unexpec t ed, might arise from it to dampen re publican hopes, so far the trouble had tended to strengthen the administra tion. I believe we ought to proceed slowly in dealing with so serious a matter and I do not expect an extra session of congress. As for Ihe politi cal situation, I do not think the pros pects for success were ever so good as they are at present. Ohio and its neigh bors, Indiana and Illinois, and West Virginia, I count on as sure for the .-e-publicans. although Indiana will prob ably be closer than either Ohio, or Illi nois. I would not be surpriset to L'ee McKinlcy carry Kentucky again as well as Maryland. I do not think Bryan will carry as many states as he ilid in IS'.IS, or receive as many electoral votes." Senator Foraker's hand, which was injured in Philadelphia yesterday by being cut by the broken glass of an automobile door, troubled him consider ably today. His physician has advised that he do as little as ossible for the present, to avoid overheating his. blood and the senator will go to Spring Lake tomorrow. THEY SAW A RALLET DANCE. Private Exhibition for Certain Camp Meeting Officials. Ocean Grove. N. J., Aug. 7. The le fusal of Bishop J. N. Fitzgerald and the Rev. J. H. Alday of the Camp Meet ing association, to permit the presenta tion of Rarrie's "The Little Minister," last night, in the Auditorium by read ing and steicopticoii picture, because it smacked of theatricals, has brought lo light the fact that several officials of the association, with women members of their families, attended a show following the recent vitaseope exhibi tion at which several lively pictures were displayed. These pictures had been expurgated from the public pro gramme. Among them was a ballet dance. The Rev. Dr. A. E. Rallard, vice president of the Camp association, refused to attend the private exhibition saying that he did not want to see the pictures, and he strongly advised the officials who did go. not to do it. The Rev. Dr. J. E. Price of Yonkers, of the school of theology, who arranged for last night's entertainment, insists that the officials acted inconsistently :n permittiuga cake walk at the vitaseope exhibition. Bishop Fitzgerald and Dr. Alday acknowledge they have not read Barrle's book but they objected to the exhibition on general grounds. READY FOR BRYAN The Town of Indianapolis in Its Sunday Clothes. Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 7. Every thing is in readiness for the arrival of W. J. Bryan and Adali E. Stevenson, who are now on their way to this city to attend tomorrow's notification exer cises. Decorators in many parts of the city began putting up flags and bunting today and within a few hours the downtown district hud blossomed out in a mass of color. Washington and Illinois streets do not monopolize the decorations. In every part of town, where neither Mr. Bryan nor any of the distinguished democrats accompanying him, will be likely to go, shops and houses have been decked out in his honor. The ho tels are rapidly filling up with visitors. Mr. Bryan and his party will be accom modated at the Grand Hotel, where they will have Mayor Thomas Taggart. owner of the hotel, and himself one of the most prominent democratic leaders in the country, as host. TEACHERS WANT TO STAY. Cambridge. Mass.. Aug. 7.-Some of the Cuban teach rs at Harvard have expressed an intention to remain in America longer than August 17. when the teach rs. as a whole, will leave for Niagara Falls on their way home. Those who desir- to stay are, in th main, young ladies who are seeking po sitions in private schools as instructors of the Spanish language,, an 1 who wish to enlarge their knowledge of (he Eng lish tongue. It is a fac t 'that a large number o. teac hers wish to s e more of the country, and a petition asking the Cuban government to pay -them their August salaries by August 17 so that ':h. y will not have to return on that date is being considered." T0WNE WITHDRAWS The Populist Committee Will Name Stevenson. Duluih. Minn.. Aug. 7. In a letter to I'. M. Itingdahl, chairman and mem bers of the committee of notification 'f the canUidat? for vicc-pr sident of the people's party. Charles A. Towne has declined the nomination tendered him by the populist national conven tion at Sioux Falls. The letter is of considerable- length, and sets forth fully Mr. Towne's views in regard lo the nomination. It is be lieved the populisl committee has power I.- fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Towne's withdrawal and will im mediately endorse Adlai E. Stevenson for vice-president on the ticket with W. J. Bryan. WANTS A COLLEGE EDUCATION. San Francisco. .Aug. 7. Rev. Father T. Stemmans, secretary to Archbishop Chapelle, who returned on the trans port Sherman from Mafiila, has in bis charge four Filipinos who came here to receive college education. A NEW POSTOFFICE. Washington, Aug. 7. (Special). A postoflice has been established at A1 gert, Coconino county, with Cirilla R. NeeUham as postmaster. FALLING INTO LINE No Opposition to Construction of a Reservoir The Earlier Objections to an Encour aging Bond Issue Melting Away Before the Urgent Necessity of Water. An overwhelming majority of the business men of this city and most of the farmers who have been interviewed on the subject of voting storage reser voir bonds have said more or less di rectly that they are favorable to the project. Many of theni have said that they wished the end might be aecomp- J lished in some way w ithout a bond Is sue, but there seemed to be no other and early way than the plan. proposed by The Republican. AH are agreed that the need of water was never so urgent as it is today and that until there is a reservoir there can be no assurance that these periods of urgent need will not recur with ruinous frequency. Mr. F. L. Brill said yesterday in this connec tion that a permanent water sun ply must be sought in the most avail able way, even if that way were not so acceptable as some other one which would be more pleasing but less ef fective. It may be-said that there is no where in the county any objection to the is sue of, bonds if it can be shown that they will procure the successful build ing of a reservoir. Dr. J. C. Norton, territorial vcteri- I narian, when asked about the proposi tion 10 nonii tne county, said: "Yes, I favor the idea: would favor almost anything that would result in getting water storage. The conditions in the valley at this time are simply frightful ana something must be done' to relieve I them if we Aould have our prosperity I continue. In ihe nature of my busi- ness I am kept in pretty close touch j with the cattlemen and I am fully auare ot the difficulties they are labor ing under just In the matter of pasture. It frequently occurs that they arj re quired to move their herds from one place to another and it is almost impos sible for them to find both pasture and water, at least without dividing their catitle up into small herds, which is in convenient and expensive. This is only one of ihe expensive and trouble some things that follow the scarcity of water. If we can get storage by is suing the bonds it seems to me we should take advantage- of the oppor tunity." Anoth well known taxpayer was in terviewd. He did not care t enter into a discussion of the qutstion in print, so asked that his name bo with held. He said: "The bond issue verms all right the way The Republican ha.4 been presenting the- question. I am naturally opposed to bond I;sues, be lieving that as a general thing they go to help out some corporation that later bleeds the people. However, the cir cumstances that surround this ease are somewhat unique and different from if he circumstances of the usual bond is sue. Water storage while it may feather the nests of those who furnlS'ii the capital may on the other band prove a loss to them as it is to some degree experimental. As for the county it is an actual necessity and we ought lo be willing to offer all the encouragement possible. For myself I think I would be wiling to forego my natural preju dices in the matter and support a ootid issue." BASE BALL. Record of Barnes Won and Lost Yesterday. At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 3; Bos ton, 0. At Chicago Chicago, 7; Brooklyn, 1. At St. Louis New- York, 8; St. Louis, 6. At Pittsburg Pittsburg. !; Philadel phia. U. AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Kansas Cily Kansas City. M; Chi cago. I. At Minneapolis Minneapolis, 6; Mil waukee, 5. AC Indianapolis Indianapolis, 8; Buf falo, 4. At Detroiv Detroit, a: Cleveland, 0. PROMPT CENSUS RETURNS. Rapid Progress of the Collection of a Huge Mass of Statistics. Washington. Aug. 7. Out of 52.000 population scheduKs, representing the entire population of the United States, 42.000 already have been submitted to tlie bureau by the enumerators, and practically all are expected to be In by. Augupt 15. Of about half a million schedules, comprising the statistics of manufactures ef the country. 37R.0OO already are In and 4.073.2G5 form sched ules being the bulk of the agricultural statistics, are on file. The census of Honolulu, Hawaii, has been completed, and shows a substantial gain. The work of all but four of the enumerators in Alaska has been completed and for warded to Washington. The statistics relating to each Individual are punched, on a separate card, and the statistics, covering 11,500,000 people, have so far been transferred from the schedules to the- cards by the punching process and 6.000,000 of these verified by. JJie machine count. TO TUNNEL EAST RIVER. Companies Seeking the Right to Build Expensive Roads. New York, Aug. 7. The state rail road commission today listened lo statements made by representatives of the New York and Brooklyn Union Traction company aim fork Brooklyn and New Jersey City Rapiii Transit company, which desire the rights to construct railroad tunnels un der the East river. George Wilson, Di rector of the Eastern Constructing company, said that it proposed to fur nish the capital for the building of the tunnels. This constructing company is chartered in Dublin, but has its prin cipal offices in London. He said that its capitalization was about 19,000,000, and mentioned Lord Aldrenham as one of the principal backers of the concern. Lord Aldrenham is the head of the banking house of Anthony Gibbs, in London, and an official of the Bank of England. He estimates that the tun nels could be built for $30,000,000. and said that they could be completed in five years. CAPTURED REBEL GENERAL. Filipino Officer Made Prisoner by a West Virginia Volunteer. Parkersburg, W. Va Aug. 7. A let ter Just received from the Philippines 'tells of the capture of the rebel General Hizon by a West Virginia boy, a pri vate in a volunteer regiment. On the 11th of June, while a squad ot men un der Sergeant Clovis. of Parkersburg, W, Va,, were making some measure ments along the road, they saw a na tive leave a house and ride away in a maaner that aroused their suspicions. The Americans followed, and kept up a constant fire for over a mile. By that time Private Wheeler of Hunt ington, W. Va., was almost up with tho fugitive, when his horse stumbled, throwing the Filipino. Wheeler dis mounted and found the native lying In a ditch. His ankle had been sprained and his wrist broken. He asked to be spared, but Wheeler forced him to give up his revolver and belt, -and took him prisoner. 'By that time the rest of the squad had come up, and tho pris oner was Identified as the noted rebel. General Hizon. o A RACE OF GREYHOUNDS An Effort to Break the Deutschland's Record. New York, Aug. 7. Unusual interest Is centered in the departure of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse for Europe this morning. Though the officers of tne big liner would not admit the fact. It is understood that the ship is to make its present trip at the topmost speed In an endeavor to beat the Hamburg-American liner Deutschiand. Which is sched uled to sail tomorrow morning. The aim of each ship is to get the American mails into London first. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse will have twenty-four hours start of its ri val, but the Deutschiand is the speed ier craft and moreover it will make its first stop at Plymouth, a matter of only five hours from London, while the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse will call at Cherbourg before reaching Southamp ton. A coincidence of the race of the big German liners is the fact that the American liner New York and the White Star liner Oceanic will leave to morrow morning within a few hours of the Deutschiand. and it is rumored that these two vessels may decide to enter the race and test their speed with the big German boats. PASSING OP HUMBERT Criticism of the Dead King's Reign by One Who Knew Him. It is a custom in Europe, as well as America, and from a charitable point of view, a very proper one. to bury a dead man's imperfections in the tomb cherishing in memory only his goml deeds. To this custom, perhaps, may be due the fact that since the assassin ation of King Humbert of Italy nothing of a critical nature has appeared re garding him, while, on the contrary, the papers have been filled with stories of his good deeds. A citizen of Phoenix, who first saw the light in sunny Italy, speaking of the murdered king, said that while he deplored his assassination and had no sympathy with anarchists, his personal opinion was that Humbert was not a good king. The speaker had served in the Italian army while Humbert was an officer and before he ascended the throne. He says that the prince did not distinguish himself as a soldier, but, on the contrary, was at times cruel.. He recalls one incident in Milan when times were hard and the poor peo ple gathered: in crowds asking for work or bread and says that Humbert, in stead of providing either, ordered his soldiers to charge uinm them and feed them bullets. The speaker, however, was loud in his praise of Victor Emanuel and con trasted his reign with that of Humbert very much to the discredit of the lat ter. He speaks of the reign of the old king as a season of prosjwrily. during which the products of the Italian fields found a ready market in France, and there was a profitable interchange of commerce. On the contrary, as soon t.s Humbert had effected the now histori cal triple alliance, France withdrew her patronage and Italian products be came a drug on the market, with conse quent hard times. Continuing, the speaker said his fail ure in war was as marked as his lack of statesmanship. About all he ever succeeded in doing that will make his name famous in history was to get his army beautifully whipped by King Menelek in Abyssinia and thousands of his brave soldiers killed. "No," he add ed, "Humbert may have meant well, and I am sorry his career ended that way. but to speak truthfully, he was not a good king." o . . .. ARREST OF ANARCHISTS. Rome, Aug. 7. Fifty-two suspected anarchists have been placed under ar rest within the last forty-eight hours. ADR AWN -0 British Policy of Lenien cy a Mistake TRICKY TRANSVAALERS The Violation of an Oath to an Ene my Is Not Regarded as a Serious Matter The Policy of Laying the Country Waste for Fifty Miles Along the Line of British Communications Suggested. Pretoria, Aug. C. An advance east ward by Polc-Carew's division was made on Saturday. The Boers con tented themselves with sniping. Henry's mounted infantry ehellect the enemji without sustaining any casual ties. Hamilton was also slightly en gaged, and pushed the enemy back. DeWefs escape and subsequent reap pearance on our lines of communica tion will undoubtedly encourage th Transvaalers, who are also being stif fened by stories of British losses iu China. A large force of the' enemy is near Rustenburg under Delarey. Grobier is now on the edge of the bush veldt twenty miles north of Pretoria, and in communication with Botha on the east. No big battle Is expected, but skir mishes are plentiful, the enemy hover ing on our flanks and- rear. Orders have been issued from Boer headquar ters for continuing this style of war fare wi'ih the object of wearying the English into making peace on terms. Botha is urging the burghers to keep up the fight. There is no doubt that the Transvaal forces have been largely increased1 during the last two weeks, and may now number 15,000. Five 'Boer ambulances from the Bourke hospital came into the British lines today, having left Botha's force on Saturday. . The doctors and attend ants complained of a lack of supplies. The exodus of Boer .families from Pretoria has surprised and angered the enemy, whose leaders characterize it as -jhe Ik ginning of a geneivl pro scription. The step was a wise one however. The women, though living on our rations, were most bitterly anti British, one of them distributing Trans vaal ribbons before the train left the station for the Boer lines. Very few of them owned property, and many were living rent free in the houses here. Some of the cases were exceptional. One woman who hact been drawing rations for six weeks was proved ' to be the owner of fourteen oxen, ten mules and 200 in ready cash. She was compelled to join her fighting husband outside, and boasted that she had fooled the English. AH self supporting families remain in Pretoria, also the oor whose main sup ports are not now in the fighting line. The fact ispruved that the policy of leuiency ist mistake-. Thousands of Boers will fight on as long as the coun try supports them and ammunition holds out. From our point of view it would be cheaper to lay watte strips of country for fifty miles beside the lines of communication. Violation of oaths is a Boer failing, and sterner measures' will hasten the end of hostilities. MORE IMPROVEMENTS Proposed Auditorium for the Indian , School. It was announced In these columns sonie- time ago 'that an audftortium was to 'be erected at an early day at the Phoenix Indian school to take the place of the chapel in the school building. It was learned yesterday that the plans have be-.n drawn for'lhe structure and that construction will begin at an early day. The new building will probablyi cost in the neighborhood of $7,500 and will m-ist likely be erected near the north end of the campus north of the lagoon. It is al?o understood that a numler of ne w cottages wiU be creeled this fall for the accommodation of em ployes of the school. Three new roon are now being added to the pump hou-e. one of which is designed to ac commodate a new ice plant. The pres- t nt ice plant, which Is too sman ior me needs o.f the school, is situated In the same building with the dining hall and u-iii ix moved to the Dump house also. When completed the combined capacity of the two machines w ill be about Z,W pounds. Altogether, the Indian school, which but a few years ago was a compara i-IvpU- small institution, has grown to be tiuite a town by itself. It Is valu able to Phoenix In a business wa. be side being quite an attraction lo visit or? and is a credit to inose in cui--of its administration as well as a mon ument to the wisdom ot tne govern ment In its efforts to civilize the native American. . o STRIKE PICKET FINED. New York. Aug. 7. Frank J. Rose, one of the cigar makers who went on strike a week ago. was fined $5 today in !oliee court. Rose was charged with, doing picket duty to prevent other em ployes from going to work. When or dered to go away by the police Rose re fused and defied the officers. He waa sent to the Tombs in default ot the fine.