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Watching the Cargo.
New York. Dee. 1.—The cargo of cof
fee, all of which has now been unloaded
into the lighters from the plague ship
J. W. Taylor, is still as closely watched
as ever by the quarantine police. The
health officials refuse to talk about the
subject for they say that they have de
cided the question once for all, that the
coffee cannot land. On Saturday the
first of the lighters will be released from
quarantine, since by that time the coffee
aboard of this lighter will have been out
of the ship's hold for eight days. What
will then become of the lighters is hard
to tell. Members of the health board
say that if the coffee is brought to land
It will be seized and condemned if found
Hobart's Will Filed.
Paterson, N. J„ Dec. 1.—The will of the
late Vice-President Hobart was filed for
probate to-day and the value of the
estate is not given but it is understood
to be two and a half millions. Of the
estate the widow receives one million
dollars and half of the remainder. . After
a number of bequests are paid, the son
Garret Hobart, Jr., Inherits the other
fcalf when he attains bis majority.
Will Be Accomplished by Methuen's
Force in a Short Time.
Cols. Kekewich and Baden-Powell Are Acting in Con
cert With the Troops That Are Coming to Their
Rescue—Little Information Comes From Natal Ex
cept That the Opposing Troops Have Probably Het
Near Colenso Before This Time--Boers May Attack
Methuen's Rear.
London, Doc. 1.—While the rumors of
the relief of Kimberley current on
tlie stock exchange to-day, may be pre
mature in their literal sense there seems
no doubt that the pressure on the gar
rison has been much lightened by Gen
oa I Methuen's successes and the actual
relief of the place is likely to be a fact
very soon.
A clue to the urgent reasons which dic
tated General Methuen's hurried march
may be found in Governor Milner's hint
to the relief committee at Capetown to
prepare for the reception of 10,000 refu
gees and indicating that the garrison
must have had reason to fear the reduc
tion of Kimberley by starvation and di
s inse.
The most recent news from Kimberley
comes by way of Pretoria and almost
seem to show that Kimberley and Mafe
king arc acting in concert with General
Methuen, »or at the time the battle was
raging at Gras Pan both Colonel Keke
wich and Colonel Baden-Powell made
sorties and assailed the beleaguerers.
The result of the Mafeking sortie is not
known, but according to a dispatch from
Pretoria Colonel Kekewich inflicted con
siderable loss on the Boers, two shells
killing nine and wounding 17 in a group.
It is reported that General Methuen
resumed his northwest course Wednes
day in order to form a junction with the
Kimberley forces Saturday or Sunday.
It-ts suggested in some quarters that
the Boers have been withdrawn from
the north of Cape Colony and may be
hurrying to attack Methuen's rear but
as reinforcements have been pushed
rapidly forward from Orange river and
De Aar it is claimed they ought to cir
cumvent such designs.
A special dispatch from Pretoria dated
Sunday says there was another sortie
from Mafeking on Saturday. On the
morning of that day the chartered police
attacked Eloffsfort with greet determi
nation. The fight was progressing
when the dispatch was sent.
Several ambulance trains left Mafe
king Nov. 25 for the Free State where
heavy fighting was expected during the
then coming week when the Boers, it is
added, would resist the advance of the
British in the direction of Kimberley.
From Lord Wolselcy'S announcement
that it had been decided to call out one
more division, it aopears clear that the
war office does not look for a speedy col
lapse of Boer resistance.
Brief telegrams coming from Natal, the
central theatre of the war, convey little
information about the situation.
So far as known the Ladysmith relief
force is still at Frere. though the bridge
was perhaps sufficiently stable to permit
of its passage Nov. 30 in which the op
posing forces may already have come in
contact near Colenso where apparently
the Boers are strongly entrenched on the
north side of the river.
A special dispatch received here to
day from Frere dated Nov. 28, says that
while attempting to blow up a five hun
dred foot bridge over the river at Col
enso the Boers were driven back by Brit
ish artillery and mounted infantry.



British Need More Men.
New York, Dec. 1.—A dispatch to the
Herald from London says: The military
experts say that more men are clearly
needed In all directions. General Me
thuen's column is still very weak. In
Natal, General Clcry's relief force is not
considered any too large, while Generals
French and Gatacre have only small de
tachments with which to operate in a
I most difficult country. The fifth division
: is-urgently needed and the sixth may
I have to follow.
It Is Difficult Problem.
Chicago, Dec. 1 .—A special to the Trib
une from Washington says; Inquiry
the fact that the open-door policy of tin.*
administration has received something
of a cheek from the European powers,
who wish to drive a sharp bargain with
respect to the Philippines. They were
asked for written assurances that in case
of the partition of China they would
maintain tne open-door policy in their
respective spheres of influence.
"If we do," they answer, in effect,
though as yet not officially, "will there
also be an open-door in the Philip
On an affirmative answer to this ques
tion, it is suid, depend the desired as
This has placed the administration in
a quandary, so it is said, because proin
ises of an open-door policy in the Philip
pines cannot be given at the present
time. Foreign diplomats have learned
of the fact that a portion of the report
of the insular commission was not pub
lished in the published synopsis. The
• commission, in its investigation of the
tariff question as applied to the new
possessions, came lo the conclusion that
when these islands are once brought
under the general civil power of the
■ United States in regard to revenue, the
customs laws must be applied to them
equally with the rest of the country.
The report of the commission on (his
point is in the possession of Secretary
Root. Tinder the constitutional provision
that "all duties, imposts and excises
shall be uniform throughout (lie United
States," the insular commission, in an
elaborate brief citing precedents and de
cisions. found it would be imonssible lo
prevent (be extension of the tariff laws
to the Philippines. Porto Rico and Ha
waii. If military rule in tlie Philippines
is continued indefinitely, or if a protec
torate is established, a tariff exclusive
to the islands and against the I'niied
States, as well as Great Britain, France,
Germany and Russia could be applied,
but not otherwise. This doctrine moy
not be held by the administration, but it
is part of a strong official report, and
the European powers have become aware
of that fact.
Rear End Collision,
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Albuquerque, N. M.. Dec. 1.—A rear? •
end collision between southbound Los
Angeles passenger train No. 2. in charge 1
of Conductor Haven, and a local freight i
occurred late last night near Iscleta. 12
miles south of here, with fatal res.,its.
The names of the injured, as far as
known, are: G. Hutchinson of Winslow,
Ariz., badly crushed and will probably
die: Head Rrakeman Finney of tig*
freight train, caught between cars, etc st
'and legs badly pinched: Conductor Da
von, face badly cut and bruised other
wise. A lady passenger, whose name
j cannot now be ascertained, received in
• juries that required immediate medical
attention, it is believed that matt} pas
sengers were cut and bruised and re
ceived other injuries. Full details arc :
not at hand. A wrecking outfit with sur
geons has gone to the scene of the '
wreck. !
The President's Message.
Washington, Dec. 1.—The cabinet dis
cussed briefly today tbe president's mes
sage, on which the finishing touches have
been placed except the portion of the
message relating to the Philippines.
That section of the message is being held
up in the hope that the president may
be able to announce the complete col
laps«» of the Insurrection before i J goes
to congress. The president has decided
n«»t t«> send the message to congress until
Tuesday, as the* immediate adjournment
of the senate upon the announcement of
the death of Hobart would preclude its
being read on Monday.
The Samoan Treaty.
New York, Dec. 1. — A special to the'
Herald from Washington says: It is the
expectation of the authorities that the
treaty for the partition of Samoa will be .
signed at the state department today,
T __, .. , „ ,, _ * I
I Lord Pauncefote and Herr von Holleben,
I the British and German ambassadors,.!
have presented tlieir replies to the sug
gestions made by Secretary Hay, and,
with an agreement reached on the several
points in dispute, only the signatures of
the representatives of the three govern
ments are necessary to bind them to the
codominum. Before the treaty is an ac
complished fact it will be necessary, of
eourBe. to obtain Its ratilication by the
United States senate and, although the
administration expects to obtain ratifica
tion, il Is preparing for a fight with the
senators opposed to expansion, headed by
Senator Hoar.
The treaty to be signed by Secretary
Hay for the United States, Lord Paunce
fot for England and Herr Holleben for
Germany will be signed in triplicate. It
will provide for the abrogation of the
treaty of Berlin, by which Samoa is gov
erned at present, for the renunciation by
Gréait Britain and Germany of all rights
and claims to the islands of Tutuila and
Ofoo and Mano, east of the 171st degree
of longitude. Similarly, the United States
relinquishes all right and claim to the
islands of Savaii and Upolu and others
west of the 171st degree of longitude,
which are ceded to Germany, Great Bri
tain concurring in such concession and
withdrawing from the group. Free trade
is .authorized under another provision,
under which three powers shall continue
to enjoy for commercial purposes all
privileges enjoyed by the sovereign power
in all ports opened to them.
The authorities are satisfied that the
result of abrogation of the Berlin treaty
will be to restore peace to Samoa. The
mail advices from officers of the Abar
enda continue to show that the natives
are very friendly toward Americans and
are even being employed in the work of
! establishing the coaling station at Pago
j Pago. It Is expected, after the treaty is
I ratified, that the president will inaugurate
! a scheme of government for Tutuila to
remain in force until congress acts. This
scheme, the naval officials expect, will
I he practically the same as that under
which Guam is being administered by
Captain Biohard P. Leary of the navy.
Hanna May Not Accept.
j Cleveland, O., Dec, 1.—Concerning re
| ports which have been In circulation for
several weeks past to the effect that Sen
1 ator Hanna would not succeed himself as
chairman of the national republican com
J mittee it can be stated on the authority
j of Hanna's most Intimate friends that he
: has no desire to manage another cam
paign and that unless very strong pres
sure is brought to bear upon him he will,
in all probability, decline to do so. nTTi
. withstanding the published statements
that many leading republicans through
out the country are opposed to Hanna's
! re-appointment as chairman of the na
tlonal committee, it is known lids almost
[daily receiving from influential patty
leaders representing practltaTly'all Sec
tions o|* the country, letters tft the effect
that he has the fullest consideration and
support and urging that he is the strong
est available man for the pluce. Hanna's
( lostsi friends and members of bis own
family believe, however, that the condi
tion of his health is such that lie should
not under the circumstances assume the
responsibility of managing another presi
dential campaign.
Loss by tbe Storm.
Rockport, Texas, Dec. 1.—Reports from
pninls on the gulf in this section show
damage to property and loss of life by
the recent severe storm were much
greater than at first reported. A num
ber of small fishing craft are missing to
gether with their crews. The bodies
nf .lames Sanders and two other men,
nut yet identified, have been found in
ib--* mouth of St. Charles bay. Several
thousand head of sheep and hundreds of
cattle were driven into tlie gulf by the
storm and drowned. One ranchman,
!<iro. A. Rrumlett, lost over 3.000 h*»ad of
! sli ■ q> in this, manner. In Refugio and
At.tnsaa counties there was a terrific fall
of hail. Chunks of ice, some being live
: inches in diameter, fell.

Captain Shot Two Men.
Pan Francisco, Dec. 1.—Tie» owners of
the lmi'kenline Benecia have-received in
formation from Gray's harbor that Cap
tain Holies of that vessel on November
27 shot two men, one of whom is likely
to die. ft is said that several members
of the sailors' union boarded tbe vessel
anti commanded the crew to go ashore,
threatening them with revolvers. Cap
tain Holies was in the cabin anil ran on
deck vith a shotgun. He ordered the in
•vaders from the vessel and they refused
to go. Just what next occurred is not
known, but it is alleged that Captain
Holies fired and the leader was badly
wounded. The other man was riot con
cerned in the trouble and was hit acci
dentally. The names «if the men are not
Hill Docs Not Believe it
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 1.—President 11:11
of the Great Northern, known to be a
heavy stockholder of Baltimore & Ohio
stock, places little credence in tile re
port that the Pennsylvania road had se
cured control of the Baltimore & Ohio.
He says:
"During the past months there have
been many transf'ts of individual hold
ings of stock for iha most part involv
ing no large blocks. Reports current
regarding the transfer of any consider
able amount of stock have little to rec
ommend them as true."
A Successful Game.
Pan Francisco, Dec. 1,—-From a Hnan
rial point of view yesterday's football
name between California and Stanford
. Universities v aK fa, ' ,he most suc
rrssful contest of the kind in the his
I tory of the west. J he attendance was
1U453 an d the receipts were close on to
$18,000, ' ** " /
Zamboanga Surrendered to
Capt. Very of tbe Castine.
Was Assassinated by the Mayor
of Tetuan, Who Was Ap
pointed Civil Governor.
He Was an Officer in Lhe Eighteenth
Infantry—Much Rebel Artillery
Was Captured During the Advance
of the American Forces.
Manila, Dec. 1, S:30 a. m.—The steamer
Salvador, from Zamboanga, island of
Mindanao, which has arrived here,
brings details of the occupation of the
town by Commander Very, of the Unit
ed States gunboat Castinc. The revolu
tionists in Mindanao were led by Alvarez
and Calixto, who left Luzon some time
ago and for the last seven months had
been stirring up the people, winning a
considerable following.
The commercial depression and the
lack of food resulting from the island's
blockade, set the people against the rev
olutionists and culminated in the as
sassination on Nov. 13, of Calixto, a fire
brand and the real leader of the revolu
tion, by Midel, mayor of the town of
Tetuan. Midel, under a pretext, secur
ed Calixto's presence in Tetuan and
where the mayor's guards were station
ed the latter tired a volley, killing Calix
to instantly. Midel at once repaired to
the Castlne and arranged with Com
mander Very for the occupation of
Commander Very asked that Datto
Mandi, with 300 of his followers, sta
tioned on a neighboring island, come to
Zamboanga. The following morning
Midel raised the American flag over
Zamboanga, tlie insurgents offering no
resistance and evacuating the town.
The Castine was saluted with 21 guns
and Commander Very landed 100 blue
jackets and took possession - of the town
and fortifications. Datto Mindi's men
arrived in the afternoon. They w'ere
armed with wooden shields and swords
and were used on picket .duty.
Commander Very dispatched the gun
boat Manila on Nov. 13 to Join to convey
troops to reinforce him. A company of
the Twenty-third regiment under Cap
tain Nichols arrived on Nov. 17, and two
more companies followed them shortly.
Mandi's followers then returned home.
Alvarez sought to arrange for a surren
der of the arms and artillery pieces. On
the afternoon of Nov. 30, Midel called a
meeting of the local chiefs, who formally
deposed Alvarez as leader of the revolu
tionists in the island, and elected Midel
president of the new insular government
established under American sovereignty
and control.
The chiefs formally requested Com
mander Very to grant exemption from
taxes until the re-establishment of com
mercial relations, permission to carry
arms in the mountains, religious free
dom and the power to conduct local
governments as they had previously
done, which requests, pending tlie ar
rival of Brigadier General Bates, the mil
itary governor of the district, the com
mander granted. Commander Very
then effected an apparent reconciliation
between Alvarez and Midel and their
followers, Alvarez signing a formal res
ignation of the position of revolutionary
leader on Nov. 22. at a point on the coast
near the rebel town of Mcrccls.
Alvarez delivered 14 Nordenfeldts and
Maxims, with ammunition, which were
stored on board the Castinc. Eight
Nordenfeldts and Maxims were delivered
to tin* army in Zamboanga as were also
over 200 rifles and ammunition. The
artillery came into possession of the
revolutionists front six Spanish gunboats
bought by the army from Spain, which
the revolutionists looted before the Am
ericans could get possession of. Al
varez has only a dozen followers left,
the remainder of the followers having
scattered and returned to their occupa
tions. Commander Very, having start
ed to occupy Zamboanga, is considered
to have handled the situation in its
many phases with energy and diplomatic
Rebels Are Scattered,
Washington, Dec. 1.—General Otis"
advices to the war department to-day
show that the advance into the interior
is being vigorously pushed and the Am
erican troops continue to drive buck
and disperse the scattered bands en
He states that Captain Warwick, 'Xtj)
infantry, was killed in engagement at
Pas.-i, Iloilo province, Nov. 27. Otis' dis
patch follows:
"Manila, Dec. 1.—Hughes reports from
Central Panay that Ilolio province, one
third of the island, cleared of insur
gents by forced marches with two bat
talions front Labuano by way of Oali
naag. He engaged the enemy at PassI
on the 26th ultimo and drove him with
loss to the mountains in detached bod
ies, capturing ten field pieces, two breach
loaders, also nine rifles and several
thousand rounds of small ammunition.
(Contnued on Page Three.)
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