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JiDgiaaa's Kepiy 10 ine iransvaai
Ultimatum Simply a Refusal
to Discnss Its Terms.
' CABINET MEMBERS SPEAK
Lord Rosebery Declares No British
Government Can Afford to
Repeat Majuba Hill.
The Boer Ultimatum Demanded the Instant
Removal of British Troops From
the Frontier?Action of the English
Government?Mauy Foreigners Are Enrolled
In the Transvaal Army?Latest
Estimate of the Boer Forces?Censor"
ship Established In South-Africa?
Kruger's Parting Words to Burghers
Leaving for the Front?American Consals
Will Look After Brest Britain's
Interests During the War. ,
London (By Cable).?The Right Hon. W.
St. J. Broderlck, Under Foreign Secretary,
In a speech at Guilford, announced that
the Government had replied to the last
note of the Transvaal, saying that it was
not prepared to enter into a discussion of
the terms of the note. Mr. Broderick and
also Arthur J. Balfour. First Lord of the
Treasury, and Attorney-General Sir Richard
Webster made speeches in other places
and took occasion to refer to the situation.
They all avowed that the Government had
?f?wADt +r% mflJnfaln nAJlPA and
UUUO 4 Wfi? utuiusk ?v
cast the responsibility for war on the
Lord Rosebery writes as follows: "Party
. controversies must cease now. The nation
must close its ranks. No government
could ever repeat the Majuba surrender.
Our simple object is to secure equal rights
for all white men."
A state of war was philosophically accepted
on Wednesday at 3 p. m., London
time. "The campaign will not bo a serious
one," said a military expert "until the beginning
of December, when General Sir
BedversBuller will be prepared to march
through the open country of the Orange
Free State and leave Sir George White well
entrenched in Natal. The Boers will not
be allowed to fight on their favorite battlefields."
Montagu White, Consul-General of the
South African Republic in London, has
closed the Consulate and left for the continent.
The latest estimates of the Boer.5trength
put the total at 21,000 men, distributed as
follows: On the western frontier, 2000;
against Kiraberley, 3000; on Drakensberg,
2000: at Volksrust and Utrecht, 12,000; on
the Portuguese frontier, 2000.
The Orange Free State has 10,000 men
In the field, but they are .'argely neutralized,
owing to the long frontier line and the
necessity of guarding against invasion by
the Basutos, the most formidable fighting
natives in South Africa next to the Zulus,
an^ the only Kaffir tribe which goes into
TEXT OF BOER ULTIMATUM.
Non-Withdrawal Of British Troops Equivalent
to a Declaration of War.
London (By Cable).?Following Is the
.test of the ultimatum dispatched to Great
[Britain by the Government of the South
i "Her Majesty's unlawful intervention in
the internal affairs of this Republic, in convict
with the London convention of 1984.
[by the extraordinary strengthening of
slier troops in the neighborhood of tho
"borders of this Republic, has caused an
intolerable condition of things to arise,
to which this Government feels itself
obliged, in the interest not only of this Republic
but hlso of all South Africa, to make
an end as soon as possible; and this gov*
ernment feels Itself calledupon and obliged
to press earnestly, ani with tsmphasis, for
an immediate termination of this state of
things, and to request Her Majesty's government
to give assurances upon the following
"First?That all points of mutual difference
be regulated by friendly recourse to
arbitration or by whatever amicable way
Dawton-Slcagnay Wire Ready.
Consul Dudley, at Vancouver, informs
the State Department at Washington, that
the telegraph link from Skaguay to Daweon,
in the Klondike, has been completed,
and is now in operation. The nearest
point to Skaguay reached by telegraph,
adds the Consul, is Comax, British Columbia.
Spread of the Bubonic Plague.
The German Foreign Office at Berlin has
been officially informed that the bubonic
plague has appeared in North China and
In Asuncion Island.
A 180-mlle electric railway is to be built
In the State of Kashmir, India.
Minnesota distributes $890,000 among its
schools this year?$2.73 per pupil.
Government deposits in the Bank of
France are $14,000,030 less than they were
? JO?i Uf^v,
Negotiations for a long distance telophonesystem
between several European
capitals have been opened.
London schools during ;be past summer
sent numbers of boys and girls to the public
baths to learn swimming.
While plowing on bis farm Joshua Dean,
near Petersburg, Ind., unearthed ninety Ight
flint spear heads and two skeletons.
mav be aereed upon by this government
and Her Majesty's government.
"Second?mat an troops on tbe ooraers
of this Republic shall be instantly withdrawn.
"Third?That all reinforcements of
troops which have arrived in South Africa
since June 1, 1899, shall be removed from
South Africa within a reasonable time, to
be agreed upon with this government, and
with the mutual assurance and guarantee
on the part of this government that no attack
upon or hostilities asrainst any portion
of the possessions of the British government
shall be made by this Republic
during the further negotiations, within a
period or time to be subsequently agreed
upon between the governments; and thi3 t
government will, on compliance therewith, i
be prepared to withdraw the armed burgh- r
ers of this Republic from the borders.
"Fourth?That Her Majesty's troops 1
which are now on the high seas shall not !
be landed in any part of South Africa. 3
"This government presses for an immed- .
iate and affirmative answer to these four J
questions, and earnestly requests. Her Ma- 1
jesty's Government to return an answer
ber ^re or upon Wednesday, October 11, (
not later tnan live o ciock p. m.
"It desires further to add that in the un- 1
expected event of an answer not satisfactory
beinp recelvod by it within the interval,
it will with great"regret bo compelled
to regard the action of Her Majesty's Government
us a formal declaration of war,
and will not hold itself responsible for tho
consequences thereof, and that, in the
event of any further movement of troops occurring
within the above mentioned time
in a nearer direction to our borders, this
Government will be compelled to regard
that also as a formal declaration of war,
"I have the honor to be, respectfully
yours, F. W. Reitz. State Secretary."
KRUGEIl TO HIS SOLDIERS.
He TelU the Burgher* to Trait Rod, Who
Directs Every Bullet, and Be Brave.
Pretoria, South African Republic (By
Cable).?President Kruger, addressing a
number of burghers who were about to ^
leave for the front, told them not to trust
themselves, but the Almighty, who direct- J
ed every bullet. Ke called upon the bur- .
, ghers to keep up their courage, remembering
former days when, though their ene- j.
I t?l?o war# nnmsrnnq COnnnftrAtivelV few T
Boers fell. p
The Official Gazette contains a proclamation
calling upon all burglier9 domiciled
outside the republic without permission of
the Government to present themselves
forthwith to their respective commandants
for service, failing which thev wiii be
punished Dy flnes varying from $500 to
$2500 or by imprisonment and confiscation
Some of the laagers are flying the Irish
flag jointly with the flags of the Transvaal
and the Orange Free State. The Ambulance
Corps has arrived.
The German detachment has posted a
big gun on the Free State-Natal border In
a position to aid Wakkerstroom. Five hundred
burghers assisted in hauling the gun
up. a steep and almost inaccessible declivity.
Experiments have shown that an armored T
tjain can be pierced like tissue paper by j
Ureusot guns. c
A dispatch from Volk3rust says the en- 6
tire flr3t draft of the Transvaal RDd Free c
State Boers Is now mobollzed. The gen- E
erals commandants and Held cornets have ^
Inspected the various strategical positions fi
on the border. ?
AMERICANS TO REPRESENT BRITAIN g
Consuls to Look After British Interests ^
in tlie Transvaal. i ? n
London (By Cable).?The Foreign Office 1
confirms the report from Washington that f
Great Britain has asked the United States c
Government to empower the United States ?
Consular authorities in the Transvaal to E
represent British interests there during ?
Washington. D. C. (Special).?It Is set- v
tied that the United States will look after ?
the interests of Great Britain In the Trans- f
vaal. There is a perfect understanding be- ?
tween the representatives of the two gov- ?
ernments. Mr. Tower, the British Charge
d'Affuires, had a conference with Acting- 5
Secretary Hill at the State Department, at
which an understanding' was reached that
the UDited States would look after British
Interests in the Transvaal in the event of *
Sir Alfred Mllner's Proclamation.
Capetown, South Africa (By Cahle).? c
Sir Alfred Milner, Governor of Cape Col- r
ony and British High Commmlssloner la n
South Africa, has issued a proclamation a
dociariug all persons abetting the enemy e
in a state of war with Great Britian to be j
guilty of high treason. n
The military authorities in South Africa
have declared a censorship over all telegrams,
in order to prevent Information regarding
British movements from reaching ^
BLUE AND CRAY MEET.
President McKlnley Ta'ka to Reunited n
War Veterans at Evansvllie, Ind. j
Evassville, Ind. (Special).?President v
McKlnley and his Cabinet arrived from t;
Chicago to attend the National reunion of P
the Blue and the Gray. A heavy rain was j
falling, but ten thousand veterans aud vis- a
itors gathered about the station and ten- t
dered an ovation to the Presidential party, a
The President and his party were es- t
corted by the Cleveland Grays and the
Reception Committee to the Tri-State fair t
grounds, wbere President McKlnley de- t
llvered an address, as follows: s
"My fellow-citizen?: It gives me very f
great pleasure to participate with you men ?
of the North and men of tbe South in this I
. glad reunion of hearts. We are already v
unified; the peace which Grant and Lee n
made at Appomatox bas been kept, not by o
law or restraint, but by love and fraternal s
rpgard. The Union to-day rests not on e
force which may fall, but rests in the ?
hearts of the people, a union that never
"If I have been permitted in the slightest
degree to help in the work of rocou- i
ciliation aud unification, 1 will esteem it
the greatest honor of my life. When I
made the call for troops to prosecute the
Spanish war, men from the North and j
South, without regard to political belief or t
religious creed, rallied to the standard of
the Union. 1
"The best men of the South came, the I
sons of old Confederate soldiers. The best c
of the North came, the sons of the old 1
members of the Grand Array of the Repub- f
11c. All came together in heart and band, t
to follow the flair of their coiintrv wliAr- ;
ever it might lead. We have been reconciled,
more than reconciled, for our reconciliation
has been baptized In the best
blood of both sections of our beloved country.
"I am glad to meet and greet you; we
come together not as we came a third of a
century ago, with arms in our hands, but
we come with love for each in our hearts."
The Presidential party was then escorted
back to the train and left for the North. t
Yellow Fever at Santiago.
The Mobile line steamer Flandria, Captain
Hansen, arrived at Santiago do Cuba ]
with ber first officer and chief engineer ill j
with yellow fever, which they had con- j
traded at Havana. The ship was strictly |
quarantined. This i9 the third infected ]
9hip to arrive this season from Havana.
Indiana Bank Safe Looted.
The Reynolds Bank, at Reynold?. Ind.
has been looted by robbers. The safe was
Mown up by dynamite and from S3000 to
$10,000 was secured. The explosion demolished
the frame building in which the
bank was situated. The thieves escaped.
Flili For Connecticut Stream*.
The shipments of flsh at the State Fish
Hatchery at Windsor Locks, Coon., to the
various ponds and streams which are to
be stocked for breeding purposes has begun.
There are now ready for shipment
75.000 brook trout, 40,000 lake trout, C000
rainbow trout, 2000 Loch Leven trout, 15,000
steel head trout, 50,000 Atlantic salmon
and 15,000 land-locked salmon. The llsh
are shipped in ten-gallon cans, which hold
American Fishing Vessel Seized.
An American fishing vessel has keen
seized at Sklbbereen, Ireland, for flshin?
j within the three mile limit,
OUR SOLDIERS DROWNED
Swollen Streams More Dangerous
Than the Ensmy's Bullets.
BrJjfadler-Genernl Fmmton and His Men
Keceive a Generous Welcome un
Arrlvlnfir at San Francisco.
Sax Fraxcisco, Cal. (3peci.il).? Tin
:ransport Tartar arrived a few <lay3 ago
with Brigadier-General Funston, the
Tweotieth Kansas Volunteer Regiment,
ind 450 discharged men. Governor Stanley
ind party of officials, witn a number !
relatives of the Kansas troops, steamed up
ihe bay on a tug and gave tho boys a
iearty welcome home.
From February 4. when they wero before
Jaloocau to Xlay 24, which found them at
Santa Rita, the Kaunas Regiment lost flftyflvo
men killed and one hundred wounded
ren others died from smallpox. Ou .Tulj
I, just before leaving the front, they had
ess than four hundred and llfty men lit foi
Army officers who returned on the trans)ort
Pennsylvania from Manila say that
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iiutJ cuurge.i au*i iwo??u ocyuiu^uuviii
lave been filed with General Otis, accus
ng General Wholloy, of the First Wash
ngton Regiment, of cowardice, incoinpeency,
looting and responsibility for Cap
aln George H. Forston's death.
Lieutenant-Colonel McCitskey, of th?
twenty-first Infantry, and General Hughes
?rovost ^Marshal of Manila, preferred the
sbargos of looting, which embrace the pil
aging of the houses of natives and th?
leizing of furniture, pianos, dishes, etc..
rhich he had boxed up and labelled as the
iroperty of the First Washington Regiment
Officers of the regiment, in conversation,
lulto generally sustain the charges, whlls
nany of the enlisted men stand by Colonel
Vhoiloy and say hhr bn.very cannot be
[uestloned. Tbose who made the charges
leclare they will press them, and hint at
According to Information which has just
ieen received here, the army in Luzon ha?
ost more men in the two weeks ending
Ieptember4 by drowning than by bullets
ill the little streams which in dry weatbei
rere mere creeks have become swift, wld?
ivera, with unexpected treacherous cur
enta and eddies. Ten colored soldiers o
he Twenty-fourth Infantry were drownec
it the Marlquina Illver. Soldier;
re conveyed acrors streams on bam
>oo rafts, whose motive power is i
ope stretohed between tbi> tanks. The
opes broke, the rafts were overturned, and
he soldiers, weighted down with guns,
inversacks and heavy ammunition belts
irere unable to reach the shore. Private
'. E. Poole, of the Twenty-eighth, lost hi?
lie In attempting to rescue his comrades.
Four men of the Third Infantry, seaioned
at QulDgun, were drowned In the
iagbag River, when the regiment was
tartlng against the forces of Pilar, which
rere threatening tho railroad near Malo*
os. Corporal Peter Larson was the hero
>f this accident. He was drowned in n brave
ffort to save others. Lieutenant Chauney
B. Humphreys rescued several of his
aen by groat efforts, and was nearly
Irowned. The regiment started from Quin;ua
at 3 o'clock in the morning, and the
aen swam the Bagbag River, carrying
:uns, 140 rounds of ammunition and haverftcks.
The river is wide and shallow.
nd most o( the distance was fordabie
ut the current bad become so swift that
tiany were carried oft their feet. Sevoaeeu
were compelled to drop their guns to
;et across. Corporal Larson had reached
he further shore when he heard the crie3
if the drowning men, aud plunged in with
lis gun strapped to his back. He carried
ne man of bis company to safety, and
urned back a second time. Ha was heard
o say: "X don't think I can muke It, but
rill try." He reaohed midstream, and was
truggling to bring out another helpless
>rivate when both sank and were lost,
lost of the men took off their shoes before
rosslng, und marched and fought all day
n their socks, a most uncomfortable exlerlence
in the jungle country.
Toy In Kansas on Funston'n Return.
Topzka, Kan. (Special).?When word
eached here that the Tartar, bearing the
twentieth Kansas Regiment, had reached
an Fraucisco, all the steam whistles la
he city began blowing and the bells ringng.
Bands paraded the streets and the
ity went wild with joy. Elaborate ar
uncements ror tne reception ot ine xhrilent
are being perfected by 11 committee
ppointed by the Governor. It is expectd
tbat the soldiers will remain in Saa
'ranclsco about lour weeks be.'ore being
TYPHOID FEVER AT NEWPORT.
(any Cases Among the Apprentices at
the Naval Training; Station.' <
Newport, R. I. (Special).?For the seend
time since 1890 the training station lias
n epidemic ot typhoid fever. Medical
nspector Siegfried, when called upon to
orify the report, said that many cases of
ypbold fever had developed within the
ast lew days among the apprentices.
The patients are being cared for at the
fuval Hospital on Cousters Harbor Islnd.
Medical Inspector Siegfried has had
he city water supply shut off at the
tatiou, and now the apprentices are using
ne water supply oi me isiimu.
At present there are nearly 350 apprenIces
at the station. Two hundred wete
o have oeeD transferred to tho tralulng
hip Monongahela, but that vessel was
ound to be In need of urgent repair*, and
he was sent to the Brooklyn Navy l'ard.
t is considered fortunate that tha boys
rere not transferred to her with the fever
mong them. Until the present the health
if the boys has been good. Newport has
ome cases of typhoid fevor, and the Comaittee
on Health and Sanitation U invest!;ating
BOTH SHOT IN A STREET DUEL
Jominick O'JIalley, of New Oilcan*,
Fought Another Killtor.
New Obleaxs, La. (Special).?a. desicrate
street duel occurred in front of
lewspaper row a few days ago in which
)ominick C. O'.Malley, proprietor of the
Svenlng Item, and n well known promoter
>t sport, and C. Harrison Tarker, State
fax Co.lector, Chairman of tho Democratic
5tate Campaign Committee and editor of
he Delta, the anti-lottery organ, were
vounded seriously. The trouoio u saiu to
juve originated "over :i curtooa iu the
[tem, which represented Colonel Parker as
i little dog being led by h string by Governor
Foster and labelled "Ale too."
About 3 o'clock O'Malley (same out of bis
>fflce, accompanied by "Parson" Davles,
ind met Parker, Parker started toward
3'Malley, and the m?u seemed to have exacted
trouble, for both drew revolvers and
)ogan firing, each continuing uulil his pis:ol
Oregon at Hone Kong to lie Docked.
The battleship Oregon arrived at Hong
Kong from Manila a few days ago to go
Into dry dock. She was la*t docked at
New York, September 28, 1833, although
:he naval regulations require docking of
Battleship*, if expedient, every sir
Boy Hnnter Shot Dead by Companion.
Mansfield McLaughlin, eleven years old
was sbot by bis companion, Charles Goodhue,
while huntiug iu the wools near
Hodgson, Me. McLaughlin died within an
hour. Tuis Is the sixth fatal shooting in
Maine woods since October 1.
The KaUer Meets General Harrison.
Andrew D. White, United States Ambassador
to Germany, nud Mrs. White,
gave a reception in Berlin in honor of
former President Harrison and Mrs. Harrison.
It was attended by about 203 members
of the American colony. General
Harrison says that Emperor William bold
a lone: conversation with him during the
Court fete9 in houor of Queen Wilhelmlna
of the Netherlands, iu the course of whieli
a vurlety of German and American topic?
Town Taken Without a Fight.
General Schwann column entered San
Franclsoo de Malabon without opposition
a few days ago. The F llpluos had lled.it
Is not k\nown where.
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"RESERVES GALLED OUT.
Queen Issues a Proclamation Summoning
Parliament and Troops.
EXTENSIVE MILITARY OPERATIONS
Uoers Convinced That Their Independence
is Assailed, While Groat Britain Believes
That Her Sovereignty in South
Africa Is Menaced?Estimate of the
Opposing Forces?Parliament to Act.
London (By Cable).?Her Majesty In
Privy Council at Balmoral a few days ago
assented to the calling of Parliament, the
mobilization of the Reserves and the continuance
in the army of all soldiers now
aurvmg VYUU IU uimuui) tituuuisiduucs
would be entitled to discharge or transfer
to the Reserve. A royal proclamation in
accordance with these decisions has been
signed. The War Office announced that
under the proclamation calling out the Reserves
2-5,000 men will be summoned.
Great Britnln will not make a formal
declaration of war against what she considers
a dependent nation, the process
being u mere issue of orders to the military
forces to restore the state of sovereignty
which she alleges originally existed.
Were England similarly ot loggerheads
with a power recognized by her as her
equal, pride and precedent would some
time ago have compelled her to break off
diplomatic intercourse. It is this legend
of suzerainty that enables her to palaver
without loss of self-respect, and, at the
same time, to run a good chance of placing
the onus of beginning hostilities upon the
Boers, or, falling that, to delay action un- j
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til she baa In the field a sufficient force to
overrun the Transvaal.
The Boers are thoroughly convinced that
their freedom is menaced, and England Is
convinced that her supremacy In South
Africa is threatened. This constitutes an
impasse, against which pacific measures
can scarcely be effective.
The garrisoning and fortifying of Kimberley,
South Africa, are completed. The
streets are barricaded, and a perfect system
of mines ha9 been laid. Two armored
trains are at Mafeking, consisting of tbiee
bullet-proof cars, the first of which carries
a searchlight, wtiile the sides of the other
cars are loopholed. Eaoh train Is complete
in itself and carries* its own provisions.
Experiments with lyddite in the mines
prove-that it is an extremely powerful explosive.
A fair notion of the great scale of Great
Britain's preparations can bo gained from
the semi-official statement thai for the
transport of the army corps abo'it seventy
ehlDS of from 2000 to 4000 tons burden are
required, aot Including a score or more of
transport? already oa the way to the Cape.
It tlwse vessels effectively disembark their
cargoes of men, horses and equipment
wilhln five weeks from their date of sailing
the programme will have fulfilled the forecasts
of the mo9t optlmlstlo British military
If all the troops are able to take their
places as component parts of the army
'corps by the end of November they will
have done, according to the best available
opinion, remarkably well. The disembarking
of Oeneral Shatter's army from Its
thirty-seven transports Is not forgotten by
British oficers. Although the vessels
employed in the Cape service are of considerably
larger average tonnage than
those which carried the Americuns to Santiago
de Cuba, the Admiralty, In accordance
with the existing regulations, is supplying
them all and taking complete
charge from water's edge to water's edge.
Although the army corps- being sent out
is a matter of pre-eminent military interest,
the troops already on the scene of
probable action constitute no insignificant
body. The original Cape garrison was
9000 men, and this lias been increased by
4500. The arrival of 12,000 men at the Cape
makes the approximate total of British
troops In South Africa, before the arrival
of the army corps, 25,500. These troops
do not iuclude tue irregular forces, the
Gape Mounted Rifles, the Port Elizabeth
and Grahamstown Volunteers, tbe Natal
Police, the Duiban Light Infantry, the
Australian force nor the regular naval
The cape squadron now includes ten war !
ships, all heavily manned, and the British
first class protected orulsers Terrible and
Powerful will soon arrive, enabling the navy
to land a brigade of about two thousand
Attempts to estimate the opposing forces
of the Transvaal and its ally, tho Orange
Free State, with perhaps a sprinkling of
natives, ure hopeless, although calculations
range from twenty thousand upward.
The Boer ranks will certainly include a
number of Irishmen and of former officers
of the Gerraau army.
It Is said the Boers will adopt the policy
they adopted in 1881, when ten sharpshooters
were detailed cut of each company
to pick off the British officers.
A Tornado In the Weit.
The first tornado evor known in the
State of Washington devastated a tract of
land from 300 to 600 yards wide and fifty
miles long a tew day.s ago. The damage
done extends from Ortlng, thirty miles east
of Tacoina, to Mossy Rock and Osborne, in
Lewis County. No futalltles occurred, but
orchards and fences were destroyed.
Department of the Gnlf Abolished.
The Secretary of War, at Washington, has
I Issued an order dlsoontlnaing the'miiitary
Department of the Gulf aud merging it
into the Department of the East, under
command ot Major-General Wesley Merrltt,
headquarters in New York C.ty.
Kaffirs Become Troublesome.
A few days ago thousands of Kaffirs
crowded into Johannesburg, South Afrloan
Republic, where they murdered storekeepers
and raided many places for
liquor*. They were marched out of the
town under guard.
May Prevent the Seating of ltoberti.
Brlgbam H. Roberts will certainly bo
challenged when the Representatives are
sworn In at the opening of the Congressional
session at Washington. All that will
be necessary to prevent him from takiug
his seat will be for some member to obt??.
n n ri thorn or! 11 hn at leHSt One ObieC
jot I, ?
tlon, and probably more. His salary will
then cease until his case Is passed upon and
Made a General For Bravery.
Colonel Harry C. Kesslq?, first Montana
volunteer Infantry, has been commissioned
as brevet BrIgadler-CJeneral of Volunteers
for distinguished oonduot at Maloloa on
March 31 laat,
FATAL PARIS BULLFIGHTr
Animal Escapes and Plunges
Through the Mass of Onlookers.
Spectators Demanded That More Ball
Be Brought in, Bat Gendarmes Pat
a Stop to tlie Exhibition.
Pahis (By Cable).?Paris has made one
more unsuccessful effort to have a bullfight
on strictly Spanish lines. The populace
Is not anxious to see this kind of
spectacle Introduced Into the French capital,
but the aristocracy has strong Spanish
leanings and it has recently become
enamored of all sorts of sports.
Rain had stopped the performance the
previous Sunday, and the Government is
known to be hostile to it, but the law in
this particular has been so frequently
broken before that the "oflelonados" were
hopeful. It was the bull, however, whloh
spoiled the show.
Ad immense crowd gathered about the
bull ring at Denil, near Engbein. The
stands were filled with a fashionable and
excited crowd. Prince Heart d'Orleans
headed a band of young aristocrats wearing
flat-brimmed Spanish hats, and there
was a sprinkling of eminent poets and
painters, together with a few pretty women,
but not many.
The band bad played the "Toreador"
air In "Carmen," tbe matadores, like great
tropical insects, in pink, green aud gold
had flitted over the arena, trailing tbclr
purple mantles in front of an excited bull,
tbe picador had tried his first thrust, when
suddenly tbe bull made a wild rush
for an exit just beneath where the
President was sitting, leaped clear
over both barriers separating tbe arena
from the public, and scrambled ovor the
backs of half a dozen spectators. Continuing
his mad rush, he trampled a bluebloused
peasant lifeless, broke the legs of
from latest sources
BLIO AND ADJOINING TERRITORIES.
two elegently dressed Parislennes, crumpled
up a cinematograph man and his apparatus
into a confused mass, passed
through the partition of tbe wooden stand
as if It had been so much cardboard, and
like a flash dissappeared.
Outside the arena the ball 'played havoc
with the motorcars and bicycles ranged In
a neighboring Held, and after breaking
both forelegs ovor a wire fence and tossing
an old peasant woman fell to the ground
in n vegetable garden and was there dislatched
by a gendarme.
The corrida was then brought to a olose;
gendarmes invaded the arena and bundled
out the protesting matadores, While the
public stamped and shouted for more
bulls. But the stamping made che rickety
stands shake so dangerously that at last
tie people thought it wiser to go away.
The management must have cleared
about $1000, but it Is not probable that
there will be any more Spanish bullfights
near Paris In the immediate future..
MARINES CAIN A VICTORY;
General Schwan'i Column Taken Carlte
Vlejo and Noveleta.
Noveleta, Island of Luzon (By Cable).?
General Schwan's column, consisting of
the Thirteenth Infantry, a battalion of the
Fourteenth, two troops of cavalry, Captain
Rellly'a battery of tbe Fifth Artillery, and
Lowe's scouts, advanced from Bacoor a
few days ugo and occupied Cavlte Viejo
The American loss was three officers and
nine privates wounded, one of tbe officers
being mortally hurt. Tbe loss of the enemy
Is unknown, but the bodies of three Filipinos
Tbe marines and naval forces co-onprated
wiib tbe troops. The gunboats Wheeling,
Petrel, and Callao lay off the shore
near Noveleta and threw shells into that
town and Santa Cruz for an hour, preparing
the way for the marines to land. Two
battalions, consisting of 450 marines, under
Colonel Elliott, advanced along the peninsula
from Cnvlte to Noveleta. The on y
way was by a narrow road through
The marines waded through rice fields,
forded the river in water to tbeir shoulder<,
and carried tbe forts, meeting with
feeble resistance, tbe first encounter having
disheartened the enemy.
Squads were sent to Noveleta and burned
the town and the huts along the road, from
which tbe enemy commenced the firing.
At Noveleta a junction was formed with
the scouts' who bad been sweeping the
swumps and thickets. Thence the marines
returned to Cavite thoroughly exhausted.
The bad condition of the roads made the
progress of the artillery slow.
NEW KLONDIKE REGULATIONS.
Chance* in Placer Mining Law?Money
Payments In Place of Work.
Ottawa, Ontario (Speoial).? An order in
Council has been passed making r.omo important
changes in regard to placer mining
In the Yukon. Under existing regulations
it is necessary that ?200 worth of work bo
done on each claim every year. This has
been changed, and a fee of $200 will be accepted
in lieu of the work.
If the work or money is not exhibited after
the end of the year, tlfe owner must pay
n fee of *250, and if this is not done within
three months, then the claim wili be cancelled.
After three years the amount Js
raised to $400.
Another important change is that all
claims abandonedior cancelled will not be
relet, but will revert to the Crcwu.
Tlie PaMInC OI ^ottehio ? rmuu. I
A few days ago occurred tbe Inst of the
numerous executions ihat have made Newpate
Prison, in London, historical. Hereafter
all banging* will take place in
Waudsworth Jail, London, and Newgate
will be replaced '// a new Orimi ial Court
Grand Vizier'* Son A**h inateil.
Djarid Bey, son of Halil Rifat Pr.slm, the
Grand Vizier, was assassinated on tbe
Galata Bridge at Constantinople, Turkey,
by an Albanian, who llred four shots from
a revolver. Tue murderer was arrested.
Copenhagen, Denmark is entirely given
over to tbe cyclists.
The passing of pedal rubbers has had
much to do with the Influx of toe clips.
Id recent years cue cosi ui wuuoh uu^
been greatly reduced, and improved roads
have aided materially in gaining reorults
for the bicycle.
One way to clean handlebar grips is to
scour them with a nailbrush and soap powder,
and then wipe off the lather with a
cloth wrung out in eold water.
A curious case of lo3s of memory has been
recorded. A. wheelman was found lying on
the ground, bleeding from a wound In bis
bead, but could nut recollect ia the least
how It happened. _ _ .
130,000,000 1 INTEREST.
The Treasury's Plan to Relieve the
Stringent Money Market.
ri/Tn.nniMilinu PIPU DAIAMPC
tAI HAUnUIIMflni Ortan DALnnvu
Government Offers to Anticipate the In?
tereit on the Public Debt For tlie Remainder
ot the Fiscal Tear, Exacting
a Rebate ot' Two-tenths of One Per
Cent, a Month.
Washixotos, D. C. (Special).?'The Treasury
Department has decided to anticipate
the payment of Interest 011 the public debt,
not only for the month of November, as
was anticipated, but for the remainder of
the fiscal year ending June 30 next. The
November Interest will be paid in full, but
a discount of two-tenths ot one per cent, a
month will be exacted on payments of interest
maturing subsequent to November
counting from the date of payment to the
date on which it legally becomes due. This
Will release $4,400,000 on account of the
November interest and about $25,000,000
for the balance of the year. Assistant Secretary
Vanderllpsald this action was taken
because the receipts of the Government
were now running larger than the expenditures,
thus drawing from the channels of
the trade large sums of money, every dollar
of which wqs demanded by the increased
volume of business.
The following statement ot its action
was issued by the Treasury Department:
"The Treasury Department ba3 decided to
anticipate the interest for the entire fiscal
year, tbe period ending with July 1, 1900.
Th? infnrnqt dim November 1 will be Dald
in full without discount, but if holders ot
bonds wish to take advantage of the offer to
I anticipate Interest due at subseqaent dates
a discount at the rate ot two-tenths of one
per cent, per month will be exacted. The
amount of Interest due from now until the
end of the fiscal year is about $30,000,000.
The prepayment of this amount should be
a relief of much importance to the present
stringent money situation, while on the
other band the discount will be the saving
of a large amount to the Government. Tbe
Treasury is in a position to advance these
payments without the least embarrassment.
"The interest due November 1 is made
up of the 3 per cent, loan of 1893, the
6's of 1904, and the 4's of 1925. There is
$1,600,660 coupon interest which will be
payable at all sub-treasuries on October
13. Tbe books for the registered bonds of
1904 and 1925 do not close until the 15th.
The checks for the Interest on these registered
bonds will be mailed October 25, and
the checks for the Interest on the registered
3's will be mailed October 23. The total
prepayment of November interest is $4,363,244."
* Regarding the action of the Department
Assistant Secretary Yanderllp said:
"The Trieasury is in a position to undertake
very readily the prepayment of all the ,
interest due during this fiscal year, large
as is that amount. The cash balance Is an
extraordinarily large one, being now nearly
$290,000,000. It was larger than this a
year ago, but we were then just receiving
the payments for the $200,000,000 war loan,
Our cash balance now, however, is fat
larger than it has averaged for many years,
nnH If ranrtlr\fa nAnHnna fn hpfir ft.mVtllIflO
lilce so favorable a relation to expenditures
as they have recently, It promises to b?
still larger Instead of being reduced.
"The total amount of interest due between
now nnd July 1 Is $25,896,535. If th?
holders of all the bonds should this month
take advantage of the offer for the prepay*
meat of interest it would be a saving to the
Government of $249,476 In the rebate which
would be demanded. The several classes
of United States bonds are now selling in
the market on a basis of about 2 4-10 pei
cent, per annum, and the rebate which the
Government asks?two-tenths of ono per
cent, a month?Is at that same rate. If th?
demand for money is as urgont as it is in
some quarters represented to be, it would
seem us if holders ought to be glad to. anticipate
the fisoal year's interest when the
discount is so small, and that the situation
ought to be, to a great extent, relieved by
"I see no reason why this prepayment ol
interest should not meet with approval
from every quarter. From the Government's
point of view it Is certainly advantageous,
In view of the extraordinary cash
j balance the Government has lying Idle in
its vaults, and of the saving which the discount
will make; while, on the other hand,
it offers to the money markets over fs25,000,000,
which can be obtained with the
slight sacrifice of a discount at the rate or
two-tenths of one per cent, a month; which,
In view of the thirty and forty per cent,
quotations that have been made for call
money in New York, should look most reasonable."
MOST FINANCIERS PLEASED.
Decision of the Treasury Department
Meets With General Approval.
New York City (Special).?News of the
decision of the Treasury Department to
anticipate the payment of the November
interest on the war loan of last year, the
1904 5 per cents., and the 1925 4 per
cents., and, subject to a rebate, to pay the
interest in advance which matures between
November 1 next and July 1, 1900, was well
received in Wall street.
The payment of the November interest
was expected, and the additional relief is
regarded as a bonus, but fully warranted
by the condition of the Treasury and the
growing stringent money conditions. As a
banker put it: "There is no sentiment
about money; what is needed is mono .-,and
nothing but money can work a change.
The action of the Government may be regarded
as a promise to help. It will have?
and has had?a sentimental effect on rates,
hut linfii tiia inf-nraqt flows Into ireneral
circulation the money market conditions
will continue to be ruled by the amount ol
money available and the demand for it."
CAPTAIN CHADWICK HONORED.
Magnificent Sword Presented to Him t>j
the Governor of West Virginia.
Moroantowx, W. Va. (Special).?"Chad
wick Day" was celebrated by 23,000 persons
on Tuesday. The special train with naval
officers arrived at 6 o'clock, and a salute
iu honor of Rear-Admlral Sampson was
fired Uy the university cadets.
After the parade, which was reviewed by '
distinguished guests, Governor Atkinson
presented a sword to Captain Chadwiik on
behalf of the people of the State. Captain j
Cha'lwick was touched by the ovatiou ae 1
corded him. Rear-Admiral Sampson spok?
briefly to the subject "Our Guest." At the i
close of bis remarks there was an im I
promptu reception and handshaking last I
ing tor one hour. i
Hogs Tear a Fainting: Man.
John A. Barton, living ten miles fron j
Cheney, Neb., fell into his hog ren while
in n fit, aud, in spite of the frantic eiTort.1 |
of his sister, was utmost devoured by tht t
animals before help was secured. Mrs
Bruuson, bis sister, saw him fall and rat
at once to the peD. The hogs were alread; j
tearing the body to pieces, though life wa< ,
not extinct. She beat the hojjs back, bu'
there was no one around to help drag thi
man from the pen, aud the woman was un .
able to rescue him. The woman remainec '
beside the pen six hours, until neighbor: j
happened in. Barton wus subject to faint j
Refugee* at Ibe Cnpe in Deep Diatreir. ,
There is severe distress among the thou i
sands of refugees who have arrived at Cup< 1
Town, South Africa, from the Rand, ant J
their misery is intensified by the cold, we "
weather. A relief committee ha3 booi
formed and has Issued an appeal for helj
to the Empire. i
Girl's Love Saved Parents. (
Antonio de Lucca9'd sweetheart, Kosaric
Calapai, saved her parents from going ti ^
jail in Newark, N. J., on a charge of stenl ,
de Luccas's savings by confessing to Judgt
Lambert that de Luccas was her betrothed *
The man died, and the Calapais were sus- ]
pected of making way with his money
THE NEWS EPITOMIZED.! I
8. B. Callaway, president of the New York' &
Central Railroad, testified before the In- ^
dustrlal Commission that he favored pooW.|9
ing among railways.
Former Speaker Reed was among connffifli
sel who appeared a few days ago before '*?
the United States Supreme Court. He' ^
moved the admission of three attorney*1,.3
and entered a motion for a writ of certl-j *9
orari In a steamship damage case froat-Sj
Admiral Dewev has chosen J. W. Ortw<?
ford as his official secretary. Mr. Graw?v"4M
ford is nn employe in the office of the Judge
Advocate General of the Navy. He will ^
hold the rank of lieutenant In the Navy. ;'i
The United States Supreme Court co??
vened on Monday. Many cases were (>oft- -'3|
poned until December, owing to the ab- "5
sence of Chief Justice Fuller and Justice i
Brewer, In Europe.
The Government has secured the British J
uteamer Benmohl and tbe Russian steamer J
Dalyvoatok for Its San Francisco-Hanlla' '[
Eight war vessels have been selected foe
immediate dispatch to the Philippines, ahd1
more will be sent If needed.
President McKlnley will not negotiate a :l
treaty settling tbe permanent boundary i;
line between Alaska and Canada until ha
has learned the views of the Senate oil the rd
Oar Adopted Iilr.nrli. ' ja
Tbe Mayor of Onanajay, Cuba,, waa -i
handed a list ot thirty people whom he waa.
requested by the inhabitants to expel fromJ '
the town. He immediately Issued a proc-| - 5
lamation ordering the people to keep the. r$.
The gsneral belief in Honololu, Hawaii,! . ^
is that when the facts are known President:
MnirinlAv will mtIia Ma orrtar nnlllfvln* I
[all sales of public lands, and directing that Jv
sales be discontinued. The matter will be) "
taken to the United States Supreme Court
by several wealthy planters.
Hawaii will notify Commissioner Peckj ..
that she will require the Bame space In tha( \
Paris Exhibition as is allotted to othar. '
States and territories. It has been deeldod
to guarantee $12,000 for expenses. That J
Government .will at once begin to gather -i
an exhibit, which will be made as com-: ;c*?
plete as possible.
Qeneral Otis made a display of force ntl
Manila because of a rumor that Insurgent!
sympathizers were plotting to barn blsrwit^-.
dence and other buildings.
Governor-General Brooke of Cuba has ^
instructed Senor Dosverlne to formulate a >
plan for the organization of a coast guard
and customs revenue cutter service. j
The police of Matanzas, Cuba, hav?
raided a house which It was suspected was
the headquarters of a gang-of counter-/ %
f?Hara Thatr fnnnil tr thn Am a flrneihlfl '
fall of white metAl and two moulds, *one /v
for ooining American flfty-cent pieces, the i?
other tor coining American 95 pieces.
Bishop Henry C. Potter in an address-be-.
fore the Protestant Episcopal Church Con?*
grass at St. Paul, Minn., denounced im- .v t"j
perialism and favoredsubmitting the PhQ?< i
ipplne question to arbitration.
Captain Rboades wns offered the post of 4
assistant to Captain Barr on the America's. .
Cup Columbia, but declined becansto ha'
thought he would be hampered bv Mr. Is?-'. lln.
It,is said Captain Hank Halt declined
for the same reason.
In the first heat of the Ashland stajce at 'sv.
Lexington, Ky., Peter the Great and V
Tommy Britton showed the greatest speed <;!
ever seen in a public race, when they trot- .
ted head and head the half mile In l.Ol^i, yij
with the second quarter in 0.2%.
The Rev. W. L. Woodward, one of the*' ,'vj
most prominent ministers of the DisoiplM*
Church in Ohio, preached a farewell ser- <Sj
mon to his congregation at Oak Harbor >
and then took his own life. No reason can
pe assigneu ior iuo uecu.
George L. Griswold, formerly Ta* Col- '*
lector of Norwich, Conn., has befen sentenced
to the Connecticut State Prison for C-\
two years. There are three complaints Vv
against Griswold. one alleging the mlsip* Jfl
proprfation of 15,000, another the misap- '.T-,
propriation of (5100, and .a third the misuse
of tl400. > .... .
Premier Laurier of Canada, in a speeoh rk
at Chicago, said t -ere was no quarrel over
the A.laskan boundary. jj'
In arresting Freeman Strait in New York.
City for restoring and selling cancelled
revenue stamps United States officers hate
taken the first step toward capturing a'
gang that Las robbed Wall street of thou-- 'v*
sands of dollars.
Clifford ?. Balfe, a farmer, and wife, .ty
locked their two children in their house
and went to Terfe Haute, Ind. During
+ K AtiaA K*?wrta/3 H
IUCU ttUSQUUD HIO uuuao vu&uwu uvnw| '/"*
killing both oblldren. " ;" ' g
General Benjamin F. Tracy, who acted
as counsel for Venezuela before the Board
of Arbitration In the Venezuelan boundary %
dispute In Paris, returned to New York
City on the steamship St. Louis.
The Bessemer boat John Nellson ran
down her tug, tbe Record, of the Great
Lakes Towing Company's fleet, at Duloth,
Minn., drowning Hurry Ellis, the tlreman. 1
The rest of the crew-took to the life raft
and were saved. _ .
An epldemlo of smallpox has developed
at the Orphans' Home in Dayton, Ohio. ,<fi
All cases have been quarantined. f4
An earthquake has occnrred along the
Tennessee and North Carolina line begin-'
ning in the Smoky Mountains. An open-'
ing several hundred feet In length was
made In tbe valley at the toot of a moun- V
tain. No loss of life resulted, as the place
of disturbance is Isolated.
Large crowds greeted the Presldont as
his special train moved westward through; '
Ohio, but he made no speech from the plat- J
form. ;? .j'JSB
Captain Bodflsh, of tbe steam whaler
Beluga, who has just returned in San.Fran- ' ?!
cisco from the Arctic district, reports that /
a disease resemblinK quick consumption is. * \-i
epidemic among the Indians at Point Bar-- r
Governor Mount,of Indiana.has returned
to GovernorSayers, of Texas, at Dallas, the,
battle-flag of Terry's Texas rangers. The
ceremony was witnessed by 10,000 people.
General James R. O'Belrne, of New York
City, has been appointed Commissioner Ex.raordlnary
in tbe United States for th# t
Irnnsvaal by Presldont Kruger.
The prosecuting officers of tbe French
joverument have beeu ordered to prefer
i charge of mnnslaughter against the organizers
of the recent bullfight at Denil, '
!7here one man was trampled to death by
;he escaping bull and several others wer?
severely injured. ? <
Premier Sllvela. on bis return to Madrid
from San Sebastian, announced at a dip-,
lomatic function that there was no ground
for the rumor of an aliance between Spain, ,
ind other countries against Great Britain.' t
The Japanese Government intends to introduce
in the Diet a law freeing foreign- fsrs
from all restrictions to the mining
business. < "40
A Are at Hakodate, Japan, resulted in * *1
:he destruction of nearly 3000 houses,
ibout one-'ourth of the town.
M. Grecoff, Premier and Minister of For- Vj
ilgn Affairs of Eulgarla, tendered to Prince
Ferdinand tbe resignation of tbe Cabinet,
rhe Grecoff Ministry was formed last Jan
The Haitian Government ban Instructed
ts consular representativ at Kingston,
Jamaica, to communicate a free pardon,
ucludlncr permission to return to Haiti, to ?
Messrs. Mathon, Du Vlvler and Pierre, who
ire under sentence of exile.
A musical festival in honor of Queen
(Viliielmina of the Netherlands and her. j
nother, the Queen Dowager, was given In' \\
:he new palace at Potsdam, Germany.'
Sir Frank C. Lascelles, the British Ambas-J
:ador, and General Benjamin Harrison,'
and Mrs. Harrison were present.
Numerous chiefs of varies groups ol
revolutionists in Peru are asking amnesty
or themselves and their followers, offering
o submit to the Government if their re 1
? U C J to 51HUIQU.
Nine columns of the great halt of th?
rumple of El-KAroalt, Egypt, have fallen.'
The Paris correspondent of the Dally
Mull, of London, says: "I learn that Germany
is about to hand over documents
which will lead to the quashing of tb?
Dreyfus verdict." J