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Seeks a Ninety-Nine
Years' Lease of
Also Insists Upon the
Right to Build Railroads
and Work Mines.
An Indemnity of Two Hundred
Thousand Taels Is Also
Enormous Concessions Sought Upon
Pretext of Reparation for the Mur
der of Missionaries.
Special Dispatch, to The Call.
PEKING, Jan 15.— Germany has de
manded a ninety-nine-year lease of
Kiaochau and a large area surrounding.
China offers to lease the bay and shores
only for fifty years. Here the matter
rf-sts. The Germans insist on the
right to build railroads and work mines
"whenever they wi*h.
It is reported that a railroad from
Kiaochau to Binan Fu has been agreed
to, the Germans acquiring mining
rights for a mile on each Bide of the
line and the Chinese to be admitted as
shareholders. Germany has ren
her demand for an indemnity of 200,000
taels for the erection of a cathedral,
and for compensation to the
en-.ount of several thousand taels for
the relatives of the murdered mission
There Is Yet Uncertainty and Uneasiness as
to Japan's Future Steps Regard
ing China and Korea.
BERLIN, Jan. 15.— Twice during the
past week Emperor William called
unannounced at the Russian Embassy
and had long conversations with
Count yon Osten-Sacken, the Russian
Embassador. It Is learned on good
authority that the conversations were,
solely on the far Eastern question. The
Emperor La uncertain as to Japan's
future steps in regard to China and
Korea, and Count yon Osten-Sacken,
on the strength of recent St. Peters
burg information, was able to en
lighten his Majesty fully on the sub
The entente with Russia, continues
undisturbed. The Czar in a lengthy
personal letter explained to Emperor
William Bhartly after the seizure of
Port Arthur Russia's Intentions and
plans regarding Manchuria and North
' A correspondent learns that the
■whole of Trane-Caucasia, including
the big province of Turkestan, will
shortly be placed under th« control of
to Governor-General, probably a lius-
Eian Grand Duke, who will have prac
tically unlimited military administra
tive power. It is believed that by such
a measure the welfare of the popula
tion of 25.000,000 eouls, inhabiting a
territory separated from the central
Government by thousands of miles,
can better be assured. The changed
relations between China and Germany
are strikincly shown in the fact that
the new Chinese Ambassador, who has
just arrived, is accredited to Berlin
only, and not to several courts as
heretofore, and his corps of secretaries
and attaches has been increased from
six to thirty.
Tho existing commercial treaty with
China will be retained, although in an
interview with a correspondent the
Embassador, Guehlnan, said: "By the
desire of both countries some modifi
cations will be negotiated. Generally
Breaking-, Germany is satisfied with
the old treaty, but she desires certain
improvements in regard to the admis
sion of German iron ware, lamps, no
tions, etc., while China wishes better
terms in regard to the duty on teas."
The Embassador is delighted with
hi? reception by Baron yon Bulow, the
Minister for Foreign Affairs, which
has confirmed the statement that the
relations between China and Germany
are excellent. notwithstanding the
seizure of Kiauch.-iu Bay.
The Colonial Office is preparing a
civil administration for Kiaochau, and
the German Consul, Stebel, at Shang
hai, is organizing a provisional ad
ministration. The. first reports are
anxiously awaited. It is intended that
the customs and internal service offi
cials at Kiaochau • shall be Germans
versed in both Chinese and English, so
that the commercial interests of the
port may be better protected.
The bill asking for appropriations
for the expenses of the Chinese expe
dition cannot be presented until the
next Reichstag meets.
Many Arrests Being Made and United
States Officials Will Aid in Breaking
Up the Confidence Gang.
CITY OF MEXICO. Jan. 15.-John I
Eads, accused of complicity in the swin
dling operations here In which Francke '
of Chicago was victimized to the amount j
of 530.000, was arrested to-day at Tlantl- j
topalpam, State of Vera Cruz, and four I
detectives have pone to bring him to this
city. Other arrests are Impending. The j
case has created a great sensation, and
the United States official* here support
the Government In breaking up the gang :
of bold American ! confidence operators,
the whole extent of whose operations will
not be known until the case comes to
Guarantee Funds Must Be Paid.
BERLIN. Jan. 15.— Suits to enforce pay
ment of the guarantee funds of the de
funct Berlin Exposition of 1896 have be
gun. The first ninety-five subscribers
have been condemned to pay the amount
of their subscriptions, with costs.
Porte Negotiating a Loan.
Porte, It is announced, is negotiating a
loan of £1,500,000 with London bankers at
4 per cent, to be used for naval purposes.
Fear of War Will Not Stop Great
Britain prom Attempting to
Drive Out Invaders.
LONDON. Jn..15. — Temporarily overshadowed, the movements of the
French on the upper Nile are again becoming unpleasantly prominent
to those who Imagined that' England had undisputed claims upon
those regions. It is immaterial to discuss the exact whereabouts of
the French expeditions. It suffices that, according to the bulk of evi
dence, they have penetrated to Bahr-Ghazal, the most fertile province
of the Egyptian Soudan, with the distinct mandate of their Govern
If this is true and the declarations of successive British Cabinets
mean anything, M. Hanotaux has brought about a casus belli. Thus
far M. Hanotaux seems to have the advantage; but the game is dan
gerous. Fear of war with France will not stop Great Britain from re
covering the whole Egyptian Soudan and driving out any French ex
peditions which may be found there when, in the opinio-n of Marquis
of Salisbury, the proper time has arrived.
In th<^ meantime. Prince Henry of Orleans Is fitting out at Marseilles
and evidently with the approval of the Government an armed expedi
tion to subdue the Equatorial provinces which the Negus presented,
claiming they had belonged to Abyssinia In prehistoric times; but in
reality these provinces are identical with those Great Britain is Reek
ing to restore to Egypt. So, perhaps, there is some truth in the story
that the activity of the British is due to the Egyptian intelligence de
partment learning that the French Abyssinian troops have reached
Fashoda; that King Menelik is preparing reinforcements with the in
tention of following up this success, and that a common policy, which
is morally supported by Russia, unites France and Abyssinia.
There are persistent repoTts of grave troubles threatening Persia.
The Shah's sovereignty has always been shaky, and it la now affirmed
to be rapidly slipping away from his grasp. Indeed, the situation at
Teheran is described as being so precarious that a crfup d'etat may
be precipitated at any moment. Probably the murder of Greaves, the
English telegraph operator, and the outbreak at Mekran are connect
ed with the tendency to revolt in Persia.
It is believed in well-informed circles that the dispatch of Indian
troops to the Persian Gulf is due to general unrest.
The news that Sir William Lockhart, the commander of the British
forces on the Indian frontier, has postponed his journey homeward. In
the expectation of a settlement with the Afridls, who are seemingly de-
F-irous o-f submitting, points to the early conclusion of the most serious
of the quartet of "little wars" in which Great Britain is engaged, and
which will probably absorb the whole of the budget surplus.
Tells of the Construction
of the Big Brooklyn
Was Not Present When the
Faulty Work Was
Upon Bec-elpt of the Order the Civil
Engineer Will ReUirn to Face
rlgtot MW. by Jam*s Gordon Bennett.
PANAMA, Jan. 15.— The Herald's cor
respondent with the Nicaraguan Canal
Commission cables from the Granada:
The first knowledge of the order to Civ
il En^'in-f-r Menocal to return to the
United States in connection with the
faulty construction of dry-dock No. 3 at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard was given to
the commission and Mr. Menocal by the
Herald correspondent this morning, and
caused much surprise. Pending the re
ceipt of orders Mr. Menocal will con
tinue with the commission, and will re
turn at once on their receipt. His
place will be taken by some engineer
familiar -with the canal line, probably
H. C. Miller, now between Greytown
and Ochoa. Mr. Menocal said to me:
"I have no doubt as to the outcome.
I was the supervisor, but had several
assistants, and could not personally
s;h ervise all the work day and ntght.
The drilling was done in very treach
erous land, and the leak resulted prob
ably from this work. It could not
have been foreseen. The contractor is
an honest man. After the work was
completed and successfully tested, and
he had been paid and the contract can
celed and the leak occurred, he wrote
to the Navy Department offering to
repair the damage."
Mr. Menocal's explanation •will ho
that he was inspecting the work at Key
West when the work was done which
resulted in the leak.
Conveyed in a Special Train Sent by Presi-
dent Zelaya and Given a Great
Ovation Upon Arrival.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. Jan. IS.— Rear
Admiral J. G. Walker, head of tlfe Nic
aragua Canal Commission; Civil Engin
eer A. G. Menocal, and the other mem
bers of the commission arrived here to
day from Granada, by a special train sent
by President Zelaya. The party was In
Charge of Senor Munoz, Minister of the
Interior. The visitors were escorted from
Granada by United States Consul PauJ
Wit-sfke, Rudolph "Wiiser, the agent of
the canal company, and T. L. Morgan of
Alabama. They were met at the railway
station by the judges of the Supreme
Court, Cabinet ministers, members of the
National Congress, the military band and
many citizens.
The National Palace and the principal
Btreets of the city are decorated In their
honor. All are woll.
Advices From Rio Janeiro Indicate Tfia
Vessels Being Constructed in Ger
many Will Be Disposed Of.
Copyright, IS9R. by Jam's Gordon Bennett.
BUENOS AYRES, Jan. 15.— The Her-
ald's correspondent In Rio Janeiro tste
graphs that It is believed there that
Brazil will sell the new warships now In
course of instruction in Germany-
Bismarck's Health Improves.
RERUN, Jan. 15.— Prince Binmarck is
steadily Improving In health. He is again
good-humored and has expressed approv
al of the seizure of Kiaochau Bay in a
letter tn the Grand Dukes of Weimar and
A Speech on Finances
Made by Sir James
Great Advance In Prosperity
Makes the Prospects Far
LJi-i.^ters of the Past "Year Have Been
Followed by a Most Bountiful
Epe-lal Dispatch to The Call.
CALCUTTA, Jan. 15.— Sir Jamea
"Westland, the Finance Minister of the
Council, at yesterday:* meeting of that
body, made a speech in which he said
he was unable to give a final reply to
the question of the Introduction of a
gold standard. One thing was clear,
he continued — a gre"at advance had
been made in the direction contemplat
ed by the authors of the policy of 1593,
namely, the gold standard would be
come possible. Many obscure points
had been determined by actual experi
ence. The disasters of 1597 had been
followed by a bountiful harvest, and
lh" renewal of the trade discussions of
last autumn had prepared the public
and official opinion in England for the
possible necessity of the. gold standard,
which might involve the actual diver
sion for Indian purposes of a certain
amount of gold fro-m the general avail
able stock.
The speaker said also that he was
fully alive to the grave commercial
bearings of the subject, adding that if
the legislation of ]S'.*3 had not been in
troduced exchange might have dropped
to nine pence, and the present situa
tion might have been far worse.
More Than Fifty Large Corporations Put
the Proposed Reductions Into
BOSTON. Jan. 15.— The operatives In
over half a huldred cotton mills in the
New England States ceased to be paid
under the old schedule of prlds when
they left their work to-day. On Monday
morning the general policy of the manu
facturers to reduce wages will be in ef
fect in nearly every mill center in the
vix States. The reduction will then be
come operative in tho cotton mills of
New Bedford. Lawell, Pawtucket and
Blackstono Valley, in Rhode Island and
in the States of Maine and New Hamp
Ths Fall River Mills, with the excep
tion of three corporations, rut wages
earlier In the month, as did also the
Amoskeng Company of Manchester and
the mills in Salem and a number of
smaller plnces.
N<w Be.lford continues to be the storm
center. The Indications to-night aro that
all tho cotton mills in that city will be
silent for some tlmo to come, the em
ployes having decided almost unanimous
ly not to go X<) work under the lower
wage schedule. The attempts of the
State Board of Arbitration to bring
about a compromise have failed and
there is little chance that the request of
the City Council of New Bedford that
the reduction be postponed one wetk
will have tho desired effect.
New Move by the Contestant of the Late
Edward Barron's Will.
SAN JOSE. Jan. 15.— A petition has been
filed In the Probate Court by which
George E. Barron. the contestant of tho
Will of the late millionaire Edward Bar
ron. has assigned his interest In the es
tate to William C. Spencer to secure the
payment of a JSOOO loan. UnleM the loan
is paid by a specified time Spencer is
riven the option to forecl">e on Barren's
Interest and sell the same to secure the
payment of the Indebtedness. Previous
assignments tr> the amount of about
J2O/XW have been made.
All France Growing
in a Hysterical
How the English View
the Scandals of the
Riotous Proceedings in Paris
May Culminate Seri
Duels Have Resulted and ■ .flonMer
Manifestation Is Proposed for
To- Day.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
LONDON, Jan. 15.— The new phase
Into which the Dreyfus case has en
tered is a distinct advance. The era
of secret courts-martial Is over and a
civil and public court will have to in
vestigate Emile Zola's charges of per
sistent distortion of Justice. The be
havior of military authorities in "burk
ing" the inquiry casts the gravest re
flections upon the oft-asserted honor of
the French army, which has shown an
Obstinate determination to stick to
gether, right or wrong. Outside of
France all Europe believes Dreyfus is
the victim of a conspiracy and the
prosecution of Zola has broadened the
question, for the whole French army is
now virtually placed on trial.
The gravity of the situation is en
hanced because the wh tie i t France is
in a staie of growing hysterical ex
citement. Temporarily the republic is
generally supported throughout the
country, but history shows that simi
lar hysteria has frequently led to vio
lence and chaos. When Trance is able
to analyze the situation and should the
suspicious prove that th-- honor of the
army is really affected, the conse
quences to the republic might bo of the
most seri >us description. The Panama
scandals have litical life and
the law courts have been discredited;
therefore, if respect for the army must
also be - red, the desire to
Chang* ti, ;nent may be lrre
ble, in which case the temptation
for the leaders to divert the attention
of the country to a foreign war will be
well nigh Irresistible. Hence, the deep
E ran© 'a neighbors.
For the moment the intense excite
ment will probably find an outlet in the
renewal of the presented dur
ing th>- lost days of Boulangism. Hot
altercatii :is in the streets, leading to
assaults, . ■ . at; the police are
guarding the houses of prominent
Dreyfusians, and it is Impossible to
the arn-sts will end.
Slander and denunciation are so ram
pant that the authorities are taking
;i i :■: ■ caution to prevent th
lumniated from taking the law Into
their own hands. Duels have already
result'-,'. \ monster manifestation is
preparing in Paris for Sunday. Alleg
edly it is anti-Dreyfusian. Really it is
anti-S ■ 1 unless prohibited it is
! serious riots may be the se
Influenza has penetrated to the Sacred
College si Home; but few cardinals are
exempt and the condition of Mgrs. Pa
rorhl. Agllardl. Orgelia and Mertel is
grave. The Pope thus far has es
An envm-nt person, who was lunch-
Iriß recently with Mr. Gladstone, asked
him what was the greatest danger
threatening Great Britain. Was it
Prance, Germany, Russia or America?
"None of them." was the reply of the
great Ergp.-h statesman. "The only
danger 1 foresee hi from the trades
unions and their attendant strikes."
The health of ex-Empress Eugenic is
disquieting. Her rheumatism grows
worse, and she is unable to cross a
Unassisted. However, it is hoped
her stay on the Riviera will recruit her
The death of "Lewis Carroll" (the
Rev. C. H. Hodgson), author of "Alice
in Wonderland." has cause, l the great
est regret In all parts ,>f Great Britain.
The pnp. rs are full of reminiscences of
his many stories, plowing how intense
was his love f«-r children and how uni
versal hi* shyness and dignity to oth
ers. "Lewis Carroll" was very partic
ular as to his personal appearance. His
alert figure and general vigor conveyed
th" impression that he was much
younger than C>'<. He never wore an
overcoat in his life, and continued to
take long constitutionals to the end.
The deceased was staying with his sis
ter at Gullford when he died.
The sa'es of horses of Lord "William
Reresford (who is unable to continue
hunting) nt Tattersall's Monday
brought out a large attendance of hunt-
Ing men from all parts of the country,
and fetched a total of 2352 guineas, in
cluding 710 guineas for a magnificent
hunter. Lord Arravale. who won the
national hunt cup at Punchestown In
The Spectator devotes a leading: arti
cle to Mrs. Hearst's plan for the T"ni
versity of California, which it pro
nounces, nn Its face, to be a "grand
B< her Hnpr one of those famous
competitions In Italy, wherrln Brunel
leschi and Michael Angelo participat
"There Is," the Spectator says, "thp
making or marring of a magnificent
idea in the project."
Apropos of this, the Spectator dis
courses at length c-n the striking con
trasts in America, "where ro many
m<»n of wealth, whose money has been
derived from coal, iron or railways, are
nut governed merely by utilitarian con
dition* ivhen they end<uv the public
with their surplus wealth." and adds,
"this Is a sign of the idealism which
Lowell said lay hidden In the Ameri
can character."
Employer Will Not Give In.
MANCHESTER. Jan. 15.— Interest In
the engim-ers' strike has shifted to the at
titude of the employers. They are dis
1 to stand out for a complete victory
and say the withdrawal "f the demand
for f'-rty- eight hours' work a week does
not end the difference. They still Insist
upon complete control of their works and
will effect a reconciliation only on the
terms outlined at the last conference.
Old Boundary Dispute Raided Up
in Chile and InteQse Bitter-
Qess flgaiost Argentina
hjas Been groused.
*• VALPARAISO, Jan. 15. — "War clouds are hanging low over Chile S3
% and Argentina. The old boundary dispute has been raked up by the '&
Z2 press of Chile, and intense bitterness against Argentina has been ?•
li aroused. This bitterness has extended to the Chamber of Deputies *2
12 of Chile, and during the week that body has held several secret ses- *•
Z2 siors to discuss Chile's foreign relations. The last secret session was ?2
Si hela i st night. I am informed on good authority that at the session *2
88 of the Chamber it was decided to give to the Government full power to **
?» place the country on a war basis, to make ready for defensive and of- ?2
*• tensive operations. Zl
*. Wild rumors are flying to-day in Valparaiso and Santiago. Some 12
*• of these rumors seem to be well founded; others are entirely without *•
'2 reason. One rumor which has gained credence is that the Chilean ZS
Z2 Government has sent an ultimatum to Argentina demanding the re- Z2
Si tirement of the Boundary Commissioner, Senor Moreno, within eight %
*• days. I Investigated this rumor as far as was possible, and it Is of- *•
% n'cially denied by persons In position to know the facts. . ?•
It Causes Court Festivities
to Be Held in Abey
However, She Is Expected to
Appear at William's Birth
day Fete.
Austria and Germany Are Now Will
ing to Confer Upon Abolishing
Sugar Bounties.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
BERLIN, Jan. 25.— Owing to the slow
recovery of the Empress, whose physi
cian has forbidden all exertion, the
programme of the season's court fes
tivities has not been drawn up. The
great court, usually held in the middle
of January, In the hall of the Knights,
in the castle, has been abandoned. It is
hoped the Empress will be strong
enough to attend the fete upon the oc
casion of the Emperor's birthday, Jan
uary 27, In which case several large
balls and receptions will follow, finish
ing with the Hard! eras Ball on Feb
ruary 22 The King of Saxony, the two
Saxon princes, the King of Wurtem
burg the Grand Duke and Grand
Duchess of Hesse, the hereditary
Prince and Princess of Baden will be
among the guests at the Emperor's
birthday fete.
Austria and Germany have intimated
their willingness to attend the proposed
conference at Brussels to discuss the
abolition of sugar bounties. France is
also showing an inclination to join, so
an early meeting is probable.
The export of sugar to the United
States has suffered enormously through
the Dingley tariff. In fact, it has al
most stopped. During the last quar
ter of 1597 only $27,000 worth of sugar
was. shipped from Hamburg, the prin
cipal sugar port of Germany.
The first social function attended by
Prince Hohenlohe. the Imperial Chan
cellor, since the death of his wife, was
the reception of United States Embas
sador Andrew D. White on Tuesday.
The Prince was among the first arriv
als, and remained in conversation with
his host and hostess for half an hour,
although his physicians advised him
not to go; but the Chancellor said he
felt it to be his duty to go. The fact
has excited general comment in diplo
matic and official circles. ':_ (
A sensational drama, "Der Kocnig.
by Richard Voss, dealing with the life
and suicide of crazy King Louis of Ba
varia, will be presented for the first
time at the Berlin Schiller Theater
within a week or two. The matter has
been the subject of diplomatic repre
sentations upon the part of Bavaria,
whose officials were told there was no
law to stop the performance. The Ba
varian representative at Berlin is deep
ly offended at the refusal, and has re
ported the matter to Munich.
At the Instance of the Navy Depart
ment, a pamphlet has been issued, ad
dressed to the Hebrew Reichstag elec
tors, who are mostly followers of Heir
Richter, exhorting them to- vote for a
: larger navy, as "Palestine, by Its aid.
could be turned into a new Germany"
for them.
The Agrarian press has started a
campaign against American win- A
higher duty on American wines is de
manded, on the ground that these
wines, especially those from California,
are directly competing with German
wines in the latter's market.
The Deutsche "Weln Zeitung, 'organ
of the German vintners, asserts that
there is no such competition, as, ac
cording to the publication, the Califor
nia wines, with their greater percent
age of alcohol and acids, compete in
Germany only with Spanish, Italian
and South of France wines.
Floods on the Spanish Frontier.
LONDON*. Jan. 15.— A special dispatch
from Paris says that the continuance of
heavy rains on the Spanish frontier has
done much damage. In the district of
Perplgnan the River Tot overflowed,
flooding the country for miles. The low
lying villages have been evacuated and
relief parties are relieving the household
era In boats.
Afridis Are Again Active.
LONDON*. Jan. l. r ..— The Earl of Elgin,
Viceroy of India has wired the Govern
ment that the Zakka-Khel Afridis have
reoccupied Khyber Pan and that the cut
ting of wires and firing upon escorts have
Kicked by a Vicious Horse.
MILL, VALLEY. Jan. 15.— George Morse
was kicked and trampled upon by a horse
owned by Constable J. F. Maher here to
day, and received severe injuries. The
young man went Into the stall where the
horse was feeding, and the animal threw
him (lawn and kicked him ranaatedlv.
Morse's injuries are severe, but it is
thought he will recover.
Dougherty Declares That Because He Is a
Bolter Kurtz Should Not Remain in
the National Committee.
CTNTIX.YATi. Jan. 15.— The Oommer- !
cial-Trihune's special from Columbus
Bays: Tin- newspaper sparring between 1
Harry Daugherty, chairman of the Re- !
■n State Central Committee, and ■
Charley Kurtz, the Ohio member of the!
Republican National Committee, is about!
all there is left of the senatorial contest. .
They i . ht at long range in !
the local i ra Each belligerent
is Interviewed In this evening's p
Kurtz nays his tiisreajx General
Grosvenor, declares his intention to stay
upon the National Committee In s]
herty, and issues a comprehensive
nge to the world at largo, and to
:• ifaiitiii's friends in particular. It
Is a chai I -tie Kurtz interview
he discloses some very unsavory politi
cal history. Mr. Daugherty tella Mr
Kurtz that boltiner Republicans should
not hold membership on the National
Republican Committee, and while pro
g the most profound regard for Mr
Kurtz as an American citizen Mr
•.trty Intimates his intention of
pursuing Mr. Kurtz politically for the
good of the par;;..
After a Long Illness From Paralysis the
Veteran Wrixer Passes Away at
the Age of Seventy-One.
HARRISBT'RG. Pa., Jan. 13.— Weiss
Forney, a well-known retired editor, died
at his residence in this city this evening,
a long illness from paralysis, aged
71 years.
Mr. Forney was a Douglas Democrat
• the war, but he quarrtl~d with
Buchanan and his efforts powerfully
strengthened the Republican party f^V
truggle of 1860. He was afterward
:' Mr. Lincoln's most powerful sup
rs. He established Forney's Press
and was an author of note aside from his
editorial work. He was born In 1817.
Delaying Action on the Santa Clara Post
mastership Because of a
kins says it is a mistake to suppose that
he is going to oppose the nomination of
Postmasters recommended by Congress
man Loud and nominated by the Presi
dent. It is true, he said to-night, that
he had ask. <! the Senate Committee to
postpone consideration of the nomination
of A. A. "Wit brow as Postmaster at Santa
Clara, but he received a request from
twenty citizens of that city asking that
the nomination be not considered until
their protest could roach here by mail.
He does not intend to oppose the con
firmation of Dawson as Inspector of
Dru^s at San Francisco. This nomina
tion will likely be confirmed next week
Child Causes an Explosion and Receives
Probably Fatal Burns.
PETAT/TMA, Jan. 13.— Add Carr, the
ir>-year-old daughter of Thomas Carr of
Oakland, while visiting her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carr of Perms Grove!
near this city, found a powder flask con
taining a half pound of powder this aft
;i. She threw it into the fire. Th«
explosion blew the stove to pieces broke
the windows In the house and set'flre to
the clothing- of the child, who ran to the
barn, where the grandparents extin
guished the flames, being severely
burned themselves. The child's burns
may prove fatal.
f^^fe'aH® That the cost of treatment to effect a
cure, by his NEW SYSTEM, will not ex-
<^j~s<^gfc- : ceed the prices named below, including
vt? \yJ§^W& a " medicines.
v<<^^^^ If incurable you will be told so.
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The Notarious Drey
fus Case Is Still
Secret Trials Do Not Meet
With the Public Ap
Even the Conservative Papere
Take a Hand in Ridiculing
the Government.
Famous Letter of the Novelist F«n»»
the Flames of the Celebraed *
Army Scandal.
Copyright. IS?S, by James Gordon Bennett.
PARIS, Jan. 15.— Naturally enough, M.
Zola's letter and the Esterhazy case
that made him write it form the roast
beef o-f the papers just now. The
sweeping nature of Zola's accusations
has, if anything, caused them to be re
ceived with rather less belief than they
might have been expected to command.
In the army of a country where every
man has been, is, or will be a soldier
there must necessarily be some black
sheep, but from that to the wholesale
discrediting of officers who have form
ed two co-urt-martials is a long step.
At the same time much satisfaction
has been expressed that with Zola's
prosecution the affair must be dragged
into full daylight. This, however, is by
no means certain. The code specially
permits the trial in camera of cases
that may be prejudicial to public mor
als or safety. The question is, will the
trial of Zola for writing his now fa
mous letter and of Clemenceau's new
journal, Aurore, for publishing it, come
under the head of such cases?- I have
talked with individuals in very varying
■•s of life about this point, and the
consensus of opinion is that, although
the Government would probably prefer
to judge cases in camera, it will not
dare to- do it.
Public opinion which in a large meas
ure is uneasily concerned with the pos
sibility of justice having miscarried in
the Dreyfus matter, would be danger
ously excited should the popular nov
elist be tried behind closed doors for
what is after v.l only a bieach of the
press law. F.ven the conservative and
semi-official Temps admits that what is
troubling and scandalizing the public^
is the methoa uf investigation revealed by»
recent cases. The people, it says, recol-r
U'ct under what strange conditions the
domiciliary visit was made to the
apartment of Colonel Picquart; they
have seen Major Eaterhazy accuse this
same Colonel Plcquart with having
broken into the house like a burglar.
These things have been said and relat
ed as quite simple and natural, as
though such things were still done by
other hands and with the same liber
ty. That is what ought to- appear enor
mous to the public conscience, and
which, in fact, will appear as such
upon the day when, meditating after
the emotion of a moment, it takes ac
count of the methods employed in cer
tain administration — methods which
are immediately covered by the sacred
mantle of national defenses.
The Figaro, which has adopted a
more conservative attitude of late, this
morning: devotes its leading- article to
what it calls, in semi-humorous vein,
"the new inquisition." This has been
re-established, it says gayly, in a
modified form, though the decree will
not appear in the official gazette, as
the Government wishes to wasi: its
hands of it. Nevertheless, it goes on.
the inquisition, banished by law, has
taken refuge in our customsand to spy
on one another is one of the first arti
cles in the French catheclist. Even in
th^ smallest hamlet of Prance, says the
writer, A. Claveau, there is mutual sur
veillance, which is one of the most del
icate forms of modern solidarity. Tl.»w
ever. the new inquisition has this su
periority over the old one. It d*>es not
burn its victims: it dishonors them.
The now regulation of the United
States for the importation of sealskin
garments bids fair to- utterly ruin that
Industry both upon this side of the At
lantic as well as in America, here be
cause a larger part of the trade is done
with American customers, and In Amer
ica, because Paris imposes its styie^
and fashions 1n this as in most othe^
departments of dress upon the whole
w-irld. It is consequently claimed here
that when Americans can no longer
have sealskin garments made in Paris
they will then do without them alto
gether, and will turn their patronage
toward other kinds of furs.

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