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VOLUME LXXXL— NO. 69.
ENGLAND'S CHALLENGE Sir Michael Hicks- Beach's Speech Angers the Paris Press. BESORT TO THE SWORD DEMANDED. Great Britian Said to Have Dis dained and Defied Franca and Russia. Tgzkmany locks on with "1 iquanimity. It Wou'd Now Seem That the Egyp. tian Qaestion Threatens the Concord of Powers. ■ EARIb, Frakce, Feb. The Paris • press are greatly excited over the speech ! delivered in the British House of Com mon's yesterday by Sir Michael Hicks- Beach, Chancellor of the Excheauer, up on the occupation of Egypt. The Journal, in an article commenting upon ihe speech, says: "The insolent • challenge thrown to France and Russia ought to be taken up." The Autorite says: "England disdains and defies France and Russia and will continue to do so until both of these pow ers resort to the sword." La Libre Parole says: "The reply to England's challenge must be action, not mere words." • BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 6.— Officials / and newspapers regard the renewed strain between France and England with com ; plete equanimity, and the declarations • concerning Egypt cade by Sir Michael . Hickjs-Beach, tne British Chancellor ot j • the Exchequer, in the House of Commons ■ in London yesterday are attributed to • tnat gentleman's knowledge that England has the support of Germany, Austria and . Italy in regard to her occupation of Bzypt. Tire Hamburg correspondent in an article on the subject gives expression to the opinion generally entertained in Ber . ]in when it say» that France h.is no It-pat I Tight to force England to evacuate Egypt. 4 , erning the attitude of Russia toward 1 Es»ypt fhe St. Petersburg NovoeVfemya says that Russia intends, to, con line her self to placing tne Suez canal under in ""' ternational control, otherwise sue has no interest in. Egypt. Speaking of the attitude of the Austro- Hnngarian Government, the Pesther ' L-loy.d, in an inspired communication from Vienna, expresses regret that the line of the Franco-Russian entente menaces the concord of the powers at the very time when a perfect harmony is most urgently needed. "The effect will likely be," the paper adds," to defeat a solution of the difficul ties in Turkey and we must now exert • every effort to restore the harmony of the relations between France and Great Entain." The adhesion of Germany and Italy to the policy, it was hoped, would lead to the abatement of the English aggressions . in Ihe Transvaal, but reports from Pre toria announce the occasion of a severe split bstween Dr. Leyds, the Secretary of State of ihe South African Republic, ana President Kruger. which advices furnish : an explanation 01 the reported intention '■' of Dr. Leyds to resign his office. Dr. Leyds has a Jarge number of followers, and, according to the dispatches, the prediction is freely made that he will obtain a Boor majority in favor of the in dependence of the Transvaal Republic or such a revision of the Ane'o-Boer Con vention as will give the Transvaal Govern ment absolute coutroi over its foreign re lations. The Vossiche Zeitung published a dis patch from its correspondent in Pretoria which says the fort works which have been in course of construction around the Boer capital are now being pushed for ward to completion with feverish haste ' Jend also that distrust of the English is in- everywhere in the Transvaal and ■ '& rapidly increasing war feeling has set in. Dr. Koch, the eminent German bacteri ologist, has telegraphed that he is return ing with a newly discovered serum which will lessen the force of the rinderpest. In • the meantime, he says, he is unaole to • say whether he will be able to prevent animals from being infected with the dis ea-e. He has demonstrated that sheep and home 1 cattle are the most liable of ail animais to contract the disease, and that dog?, monkeys and rodents enjoy complete immunity from it. Dr. Koch wire* that be is not going to Bombay to ' study the bubonic plague which is ragins there, desuite the fact that he has been asked to head the commission which is to be sent to Bombay for that purpose. • The speeches delivered in the Reichstag tins week by Freih?rr Marschall yon '. Bieberstelti in regard to the prosecution of .Baron yon Luetzow and others for libel are pronounced everywhere to have been the bes-t he has ever made, and have won admiration on all sides. ■The Conservative opponents of the Minister are profuse in their praise of Mm. Count yon Mirbach, the Conserva • tiveleader, remarked at ihe conclusion of olie of Freiherr MarsehaM's speeches, "The Conservatives are proud of him 28 a nian w:jo once sat in their ranks," and tount 'Li Limbur.-Stirum, another Con ■'•rvative leader, expressed hope that the • 'mister would lon* retain his office. MUJtJtICAAK AT JStSlf lOIIK. Outbound Steamer* Come to Anchor off Quarantine. NEW YORK. X. V., Feb. 6. -A West Indian storm which has been working up the coast for some days arrived here at coon to-day. The wind came out frost The San Francisco Call the east, with premonitions of more to come, and then rain began to fall. By evening the wind had registered a velocity of 60 miles an hour and the steady down rour of rain had amounted to a little over half an inch. The Washington weather bureau sent out a notice that dangerous northeast sales were due along this and the New England coast and that shipping should be held in port. Hurricane signals were ordered here to-day and as a consequence several outbound steamers came to anchor off Quarantine to wait for better weather. Before midnight a small fleet had gathered there. REV. DR. BOLTON'S SAD CASE. Peculiar Hallucination That Causes Him to Separate From His Wife and Leave Chicago. CHICAGO, 111., Fob. 6.— The South Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church is without a regular pastor on account of the departure of Rev. H. W. Bolton under peculiar circumstances. Bishop Merrill of the diocese, who understands the de tails of the trouble, said to-day : "A separation between Rev. Dr. Bolton and his wife has been arranged. He be lieves his wife has attacked his moral character with regard to six or seven women, ana if I were to tell you who they were you would at once see that his delu sion would be laughbable if it were not so sad. His wife has never doubted him in the least and has protested to me and others that she had never for a moment questioned her husband's purity, much less impugned it to him or to any one else. "She says he is subject to these mental lapses, and will come out this time as he has before, and then will not even remem ber anything he has said on the subject. It is possible that events may so abapc themselves that an investigation of the rumors JJr. Bolton has given currency to may not be necessary. His physical and mental condition is such that there is no prospect of his return to South Pars Av enue Church." Rev. Dr. Bolton has gone South and will deliver occasional lectures. His wife is in South Bend, Ind. Dr. Bolton has been prominent in church, Grand Army, Masonic and other secret circles for years. He was chaplain durincr the Civil War, is past commander of U. S. Grant Post and State chaplain of the P. O. S. A., and a thiriy-third degree Mason. He has always been in demand as a patriotic orator. MONITOR PURITAN UNSEA WORTHY. Many of the Valves Found to Be Leaky and Pumps Used to Keep Out the Water. NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 7.— A morning paper says: Still another vessel of the United States navy 1 as been found unsea worthy. It is the monitor Puritan, tbe last one added to the list of vessels available f>r service. Tne Puritan was to have left the navy-yard next Tuesday to join the fleet in command of Admiral Bunce off Charleston hurbor. The engines were given a dock trial a few days ago and it was then discovered that they did not work smoothly. Many of the valves were found to be leaky. Toe valves connecting the outboard aelivery pipes with the condensers are also liak ing and the pumps have been working for tlxe last two weeks in order to keep the vessel free from water. Men from tbe construction department have been mak ing repairs, but it will be some time be fore they are completed, and the vessel will not be able 10 join the squadron for about two weeks. The engines worked roughly in the trial, and in less than fifteen minutes smoke came from the journals. They were taken apart and the iittings were found to be badiy burned. They were sent to the steam engineering shops, where new ones will be made. One of the officers attached to the ship said yesterday: "We found that the valves connecting with the pipes leading to the outside of the ship leaked to such an extent that It was accessary to keep the small pumps SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1897-THIRTY PAGES. EVENTS OF 1 THE F.A.ST WEEK. working all the time. The trouble was caused by the packing in the valves. It la of a m<>tal>ic composition and was not properly tkted. We expect to have this repaired within the next few days." THEINDIANA'S ERRATIC CONDUCT Captain Taylor Makes a Detailed Report and the Navy Department dyes Out a Statement WASHINGTON, D. C Feb. 6.— Captain Henry C. Taylor's detailed report upon the performance of the battle-ship In diana in heavy weather rff Hatteras, which caused him to leave Admiral Bunco's squadron and seek safety in Hampton Roads, reached the Navy De partment late this afternoon. It appears that the fcur eight-inch gun turrets, weighine abont 150 tons each, under the strain of the vessel's rolling were found to move laterally one-eightu o/an inch wilh the ship's motion, and that the two thirteen-inch gun turrets, weighing about 500 tons each, moved lat erally one-quarter of an inch under the same influences. One of the latter turrets, when Captain ('•Fighting Bob") Evans tODk the ship into a storm last fall, revolved bodily through a greater portion of the arc, but in the breeze of the day before yesterday they did not get loose from the ei'ra fast enings that had been applied during the winter's stay at the New York Navy-yard. The infinitesimal lateral movement, that the naval officials attribute to the neces sary flexibility cf the vessel, alarmed the ship's officers, who signaled Admiral Bunce and secured his pivmisiion to seek the nearesthaven. From the character of the storm encoun tered off Hatteras the officials deduce the opinion that the vessel exhibited stanch ness in a remarkable degree and they as sert the opinion that no suffer battle-ship of such weight as the Indiana and her ciass is possessed by any navy. Tlie Navy Department has decided to withhold tne official report from publica tion, but Assistant Secretary McAdoo gave out the following statement: The report of Captain Taylor, with reference to the behavior of the Indiana, has just been received. The officers ol the ship, as appears from the report, owing to the former trouble with the locking devices of the turrets when the ship was subjected to heavy rolling, were exceedingly cautious and observant as to the action of the improved devices put on at Jsew York. So far as the report states the new device i did not give way in any part nor develop any i permanent, deformity, but when the snip rolled rather heavily in the trough of the sea there was a slight play in the device observ ant, the whole movement not exceeding a I quarter of an inch, which was eonflned al- I most entirely to the torward 13-Inch turret i It i» quite probab.e that had there not been i unfavorable i-xperience with the old device j this wouid not have been observed. This very glighi movement of the turrets was readily checked by setting up the bolts, j which are very heavy, being four iuehes in ' diameter and far in excess of tbose formerly i used. There was a heavy swell running into j the trough, into which the ship was thrown Eg to her course, and Captain Taylor in ed Admiral Bunce by signal of the fact this slight movement of the turrets was rvant. and that he feared under continu ous rolling It might iucrease ana carry away the locking device. After some messages had passed between them the Indiana was directed to return to the roads. She had no trouble on the way back, and, indeed, it is certain that were she free-handed and not subject to squadron re strictions as to movements she could navigate in any kind of sea or weather. So far as the report shows, the locking mechanism is in good condition, but Con structor Stahl of the Norfolk yard baa been ordered to inspect and report on the same. s.aiy Smith and Peddler fainter. NEW YORK. N. V., Feb. 6.— A cable gram has bean received by Arthur Lum ley from the manager or the National Sporting Crub of London, England, offer ing a purse of $2500 for a 20-round bout between Solly Smith and Peddler Palmer, to take place on Derby night. Palmer de mands a $2500 side bet. Bmith has ac cepted the terms and will sign articles as soon as they reach here. REFUSE TO ACCEPT PROMISED REFORMS Cubans in Arms Not Yet Ready to Submit to Spain. Gomez and Garcia Will Not Meet the Eivoys Sent Out to Treat for Peace. In a Sp-ech Weyler Declares the Estab isnment of Reforms Depends Upon Triumph of Arms. KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 6.— Advices from Havana state tnat Canovas' fatuous Cuban reforms nave been current talk among the people during th- week. The Cabinst crisis on accountof deprecintion in paper money and war issues are laid aside to discuss this important event. Aitbongh the Government stops the publication, the facts have leased out and have been widely commented on. The very fact that the authorities prevented the printing of the news has Riven occa sion to the people to express doubts and misgivings of the efticacy of tie reforms. The consensus of opinion of enlightened Liberal Spaniards is tnat although the re forms are sullicientiy ample to satisfy their aspirations, the fact of their pro mulgation by the Conservatives, who have always opposed any concessions and who not many months ago openly declared tbeir policy "Guns — not reforms," in clines them to hesitate. As to the Cubans, it need not be said that, with the exception of the renegades, uil agree that the reforms are too weak and certainly unacceptable to Cubans in arms. Reliable information states that Gomez flatly refused to meet Marcos Garcia, the delegate sent by the Government to make proposals of peace. Gcmez would not hear of any overtures or receive any com munications tending to open negotiations unless based upon absolute independence. Another delegate appointed to en to Mar.zanillo to talk with Caiixto Garcia de clined the commission on the spot by say ing, it was useless. Gaoper Betancourt's confinement, de spite the decision of the court for imme diate release, is the greatest outrage ever done an American citizen. The case ha-> not a precedent. On the contrary, Span ish law requires that as soon as a prisoner is found guiltless he be released on t lie spot. Tbe proof is that the Judge, as soon as the tribunal gave sentence, at once signed a warrant ordering thn jail warden to place him at liberty, conse quently his remaining iv jail under the alleged formalities to be complied with is simply a flagrant violation of Spanish law and a shameful injustice to an inno cent man. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb. 6.— When Cap tain-General Weyler reached the ouiskins of the city of Santa Clara, where he ar rived to-day, a delegation of prominent residents of the city went out to receive him and presented him with an address. General Weyler replied to the address and aruonc other things said: "I am disposed to finish the rebellion at once in the Santa Clara province. Those speaking about reforms most know that the Government hat published them and given the subject thorough study, but the establishment of these reforms depends upon tbe triumph of the Spanish arms." The Government has ask«d tbe Su preme Court to furnlsbit with a copy of the military proceedings against the American citizens, George Aguirre, Estaban Gregory and Lorenzo Vives, all of whom are charged with taking part in the rebellion. RfTZeit JS J.9T DA.XGER. Bit liortr Shot trout Vndrr Bin* by a Cuban Shnrpthooier. r^v';\>:?v NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 6.— A . special to: the ; N«w York \Vorld from Key West,, Fia., says: As ' " General .Weyler.^.was marching with bis columns just before entering Santa Clara his horse was shot from under him by a. Cuban sharpshooter. It is supposed the shot came from a dis tant hillside. • ■ ■•■■' \ ■■■ Throughout the march from Rodas the Captain-General was assailed by missiles of this kind, and several times barely escaped being wounded. He is greatly worried over it, and Jarge scouting parties precede the advancing Spanish columns to capture the daring marauders. A Spanish force of 503 men was am bushed Wednesday nigbt near Nazarene, just west of Santa Clara, where General Weyler was then and narrowly escaped annihilation. The insurgents had rained the road and bridge over a creek and hid on the road sides. As the Spaniards were crossing the bridge mines were exploded, killing twenty or thirty men and wounding many more. The blowing up of the tridge di vided the Spanish force. The Cubans fireu on those in the rear and then they charged with machetes. Many Spaniards were driven into the creek, where they were drowned. The soldiers in the rear column just managed to escape annihilation. The Cubans captured fifty prisoners, and report over 100 Spaniards killed, drowned or wounded and missing. The Cuban loss was slight. WILL AOT Ml-t.r W EI r,ER. Qentrnl Gome* Jtoubta the Sincerity of th* Spanish Government. • :'•'• ■ NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 7.— A special dispatch to the Herald from Havana, Cuba, February 6 (via Key West, Fla.), says: General Weyler's attempt to ar range for a secret conference with General Gomez in Santa Clara over the question of the proposed Cuban reforms has proved a complete fizzle. General Gomez sent word. It ia said, that he would not confer with General Weyler upon any subject whatever, and refused to meet nim under any circum stances. While the rebel leader doubted the sin cerity of the Spanish Government and de clared that the proposed reforms would not be promulgated in good faith he expressed a willingness to meet any accredited agent of the Government except Captain-Gen eral Wfcyler, for the purpose of giving the insurgent views upon the question. The news of General Gomez's refusal to treat with General Weyler caused intense excitement to-day in official and political circles. OEfH ESAL XOLOFF DISMISSED. IHfticult to Convict Member* of the Cuban Junta in Aeto Ion;. NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 6.-General Carlos Roloff, Secretary of War of the Cuban Provisional Government, and Dr. Jose J. Luis were arraigned to-day in Commissioner Shields' office, the com plaint being made on two warrants re quiring them to appear in Baltimore lor trial to answer charges of conspiracy, and "aiding and abetting" in connection with tbe expedition which left Baltimore for Cuba in July, 1895. They furnished $3503 bail each. Assistant United States District Attor ney Heinmann consented to the dismissal of charges against General Koloff pre ferred in tiiis city in connection with the nibustering expedition on the steamship Woodali, which occurred in 1895, and con sented to Dr. Luis' release upon his own recognizance in the same case. The hearing ol the charges against Dr. Luis and Editor Enrique TrujiUo to the effect that they wero concerned in the steamship Horsa expedition was set for to-day, but the lawyer who appeared for them waived examination before Commis sioner Shields and the matter goes before the Federal court. On Monday next at 11 'clock Assistant United States Attorney Heinmann will move before Justice Brown in the United States criminal court lor the removal of General Roloff and Dr. Luis to Baltimore. It is very generally believed that this formality will ena all legal proceedings against Cuban patriots in the United States courts in this city, as in no instance has conviction been obtained here. Tne holding of the Luis and Trujillo cases in abeyance is regarded as mere formal proceedings. Ttiere is a belief among prominent Cnbans in this city that a sensational move against tbe Junta is in contemplation by the Spanish authorities. Just what form they anticipate it will take they will not say. 'Three Friend* 6e x-tl at a Pirate. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 6.— The steamer Three Friends arrived in port at noon to-day from Jupiter, and was imme diately seized by the Collector of Customs under instructions from the Secretary of the Treasury upon the charge of piracy, it b ing alleged that she committed pirat ical acts on her trip to Cuba last Decem ber. The steamer Dauntless returned to port this morning from a wrecking trip. World Correspondent Arre*t*<t. WASHINGTON, I). C, Feb. &- Con sul-General Lee telegraphs to the State Department from Havana as follows: "Sylvester Scovel, the World's correspond ent, wrs arrested yesterday at Tumas, Santa Clara province." Consul-General Lee will watch over the interests of Scovel as an American citizen. MORTON, R±ID OH DEPEW? Triangular Fight for Embassador to Eng land That M y Leave N.w York Out of the Cabinet. NEW YORK, N- V., Feb. 6.-New York Republicans have by no means given up hope that this State will be represente I in Mr. McKinley's Cabinet, but they admit that one or two complications have arisen. The principal one arises out of the fight for the embassy to England, which is coveted by Levi P.. Morton and Whitelaw Reid, while Depe 1 - has been promised the support of the Republican organiza tion for the same plo.ee. The organizatioa of the State has no objection whatever to the appointment o; General Horace Porter to be Embassador to France. McKiuley would like to have Cornelius N. Blis>, and some of the friends of Bliss indotse General Woodford for Attorney- General. It was declared that Mr. Bliss does not desire to do this, and that General Porter and Anson G. McCook and others of Mr. B.iss' friends sustain him in the position. The foregoing is the situation which confronts the Republican organiza tion of the State, and in view of the alleged opposition of Cornelius N. Bass to General Woodford, it .may be decided within a day or two by the Republican organization to drop General Woodford and concentrate on Representative Sherman, although it is stated on the authority of Chairman O' Dell of the Ex ecutive Siate Committee that Mr. Sher man is not a candidate apainst Mr. Wood ford. The situation, according *o well-in formed New York Republicans, is not a pleasant one. The complication over the Err.ba3=adorship to England, it is said, will leave an unpleasant taste in the mouths of many Republicans, and it wa> added that the decision about this great place of Embassador to England will haye very much to do witii th*» selection of a New York Republican for McKinley's Cabinet. Rally of Kyle Supporter*. PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 6.— To-day's vote for Senator resulted: Pickler 50, Kyle 56, Plowman 10, Goodykoontz 21, Palmer 1. Kyle to-day received the entire Demo cratic vote, with one exception, and his opponents claim that this will be his last rally. PRICE FIVE CENTS. LOSES HIS OWN SCALP Bookkeeper McCalvy Put Out of Office by Mr. Brown. COYOTE BOUNTY CLAIMS SCANDAL. Manipu T aticns of an Employe Not Tolerated by the Secre tary of State. LEGISLATORS WILL RECONSIDER THE REPORTED BILL. Further Investigation That May Pre vent California From Being Fieeced by Coyote Scalpers. SACRAMENTO, Cal. Feb. 6.— Coyote scalps have cost Bookkeeper McCalvy of the office of the Secretary of State his position, and his doings aro to be made the subject of official investigation by the Senate Finance Committee. When Secretary of State Brown this morninsr heard for the first time the story of McCalvy's trip to Bakersfield to sell his services on behalf of the coyote bounty claims he immediately demanded the resignation of the bookkeeper. In response to this McCalvy at once wrote the follow ing and tendered it to his superior, who promptly accepted it: Sacramento, Feb. 6, 1897. Hon. L. H. Brown. Sccrtta: y of State, Sacra mento. Cot.— Dear Sir: 1 hereby resign my ap pointment as bookkeeper to ihe Secretary of State, needing au investigation which I pro pose to demand in reference to ceriaiu charges. Yours respectfully. Geoiige a. McCalvy. Secretary of State .Brown wns highly in dignant to-day over the action of his sub ordinate and the false position in which irEw to-day: My baby had Eczema in ita worst form. ' The top of her head was as raw as a piece of < beef, the hair eaten down to the scalp by ap- plying tar poultices, and I thonght if she ever got well she would be bald. The best physi- cian in the city attended her, but she con- tinued to get worse all the time, and he finally admitted " it was the most obstinate case he had ever seen," and that he was " at his wits* end." Some one suggested Cuticura Rksie- eies, which I purchased and tried. In a few days I noticed a great change. 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