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LABORI MAY NOW MAKE
A DRAMATIC WITHDRAWAL
4- ♦
f RENNES, Sept. 6.— The salva- ♦
4- tion of Captain Dreyfus hangs ■♦
♦• on a word from Emperor Wil- ■♦
♦■ Ham. This is the general opinion •♦
♦- here to-night If the Kaiser con- -♦•
♦■ Bents to allow Colonel Schwarz- ■♦
t- koppen, the' German military at- ■♦■
*■ tache at Paris in 1594. to testify -f
♦ before the court martial, or to ■♦
♦ Bend a deposition . or, what is •♦
♦■ considered still more probable, to -f
♦■ allow his position to be accom- -f
4- panied by the actual documents ■♦
♦ mentioned in the bordereau, then -4
4- Dreyfus is saved. If the Em- ♦
♦ peror, however, decides that it ♦
♦ is not In the interests of tier- ♦
♦ many for Colonel Schwarzkop- ■♦
♦ pen to intervene, then Dreyfus' 4
♦ case is hopeless and his con- +
-♦■ mnation certain. -4
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+ ♦ ♦ -♦--♦■-♦--♦■♦-♦■♦♦ + ♦♦♦♦♦♦
RENNES, Sept. 6.— It has been ru-
mored that as a result of this
morning's scene between Colonel
Jouast, president of the Drey-
fus court-martial, and M. La-
borl, leading counsel for the defense,
the latter wishes to retire from the
case. He is convinced that the judges
are utterly hostile to him, and it was
said he had conceived the idea of a
dramatic withdrawal at the opening of
-morrow's session.
A met ting of M. Labori's friends, It
was said, will be held at M. Laborl's
house i.. determine whether such a step
is advisable. M. Laborl's withdrawal
from the ease would be tantamount to
a public declaration of his feelings that
the judges have shown a bias against
Drey:':;- and his counsel. The opinion
of the Dreyfusards this afternoon ap-
peals to be opposed to the contem-
plated step, which they think the anti-
Dreyfusards would represent as an ad-
mission of weakness in Dreyfus' case.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press called it the house of M. Labori,
where the advocate's secretary was
questioned with reference to the report
that M. Labori intended to retire from
the defense of Dreyfus. The secretary
was able to give a positive denial to
the story that Labor! would leave his
post, now that the trial was drawing
near a close. Many inquiries on the
subject had been received during the
afternoon.
M. Labori's secretary was asked if
replies by telegraph had been received
from Emperor William or King Hum-
bert in response to the advocate's
messages asking that Colonels
Schwarzkoppen and Panizzardl be per-
mitted to come to Rennes to testily be-
fore the court. He replied that no
message whatever had been received
up to the present time. He thought it
quite possible that Schwarzkoppen and
Panizzardi would not come in person,
but that they would send depositions,
in which case the trial would doubtless
end on Mcmday or Tuesday of next
week.
The various generals and the military'
witnesses who have been In attendance
upon the court-martial are preparing to
leave Rennes, having the order tele-
graphed yesterday by the Minister of
War, General Marquis de Galllfet.
General Roget will take his departure
to-morrow, which is an indication that
the closing speeches of counsel are ex-
pected to begin on Friday.
The exciting episode of the morning's
sitting was a scene In which M. La-
bori, e^erieral Billot, Colonel Jouaust
and Captain Dreyfus participated.
Things had progressed quietly and
even monotonously up to that time.
'La Dame Blanche," with her famous
pearls in her ears and around her neck,
kept whispering to her companion.
Others, who from the first had taken
the keenest interest In every word ut-
tered in the court, seemed bored and
the Intense heal In the room sent sev
eral to sleep. Suddenly, when General
Billot, in low, even tones, again brought
out what many declared is the general's
last card, namely, the complicity of
Dreyfus and Esterhazy, there was a re
markable change of scene. M. Labori,
in terrible excitement and waving his
arms, protested in a ringing voice.
Dreyfus, who had been sitting like a
statue, also jumped to his feet despite
the restraining hand that a gendarme
placed upon his shoulder, and with his
face flaming with passion said, address
ing Colonel Jouaust: "I protest, col
onel; I protest against this odious ac
cusation."
M. I^abori, at the same time, was de
manding to be heard. Colonel Jouaust,
equally determined not to hear him,
called out: "Maitre Labori, I refuse to
allow you to speak."
When M- Labori finally gave up and
Fat down, trembling, he was deathly
pale. _
EXCITING INCIDENTS
OF THE DREYFUS TRIAL
REN'XES. Kept. R.— The largest audience
vet assembled in the Lycee was present
ADVERTISEMENTS^
WHO WANT TO BUILD UP
— \ * THEIR BODIES
<Jy WILL FIND THE
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oBSj The body is built up from the
KB food we eat. But before food
$Wk can be assimilated by the body
jj^m it must be prepared for assirni-
P**n i a on by the stomach and other
; ' / organs of digestion and nutn- |
/ / tion. Food does not feed when
I \\ the stomach is out of order."
| LI) "he result is, weak muscles and
Ll-f-\ flabby flesh. "Golden Med-
jk i\ ical Discovery" heals diseases
|J '.'■*' 1 of the stomach and digestive
k 5 I and nutritive system. It works
IV I / with Nature to make manly
I \ / muscle and form firm flesh.
If In a letter received from A. D.
/ ] Weller, Esq., of Pensacola, Es-
I \ cambia Co., Fla. (Box 544), he
VJk states : " I have, since receiving
N^ your diagnosis of my case, as
stomach trouble and liver com-
plaint, taken eight bottles of the
Golden Medical Discovery* and must
cay that I am transformed from a walk-
ing shadow (as ray friends called me) to
perfect health."
,A TRUKO
Temperance Medicine.
CONTAINS NO ALCOHOL.
HOW GUERIN HOLDS THE FORT.
This picture from Petit Bleu shows the manner in which M. Guerin and
* his comrades sleep since their abode was besieged by the police of Paris. t
when the open session of the Dreyfus
' court-martial began at S:SO o'clock. Sena
i tor Trarieux. former Minister of Justice.
resumed his deposition, which hud been
interrupted by the adjournment of the
court yesterday. M. Trarieux took up the
testimony of Savignaud, the witness U r
the prosecution who had asserted th;it he
hud seen letters addressed M. Scheurer
i Kestner. formerly a Vice President of th->
; Senate, by Lieutenant Colonel Picquart
1 whili- Savignaud was Picquart's orderly
in Tunis. M. Trarieux declared that Sa
vigTiaud was a perjurer, and that two of
rs visited Savignaud before the court
i martial opened, M. Trarieux hinting that
the officers had drilled Savignaud on the
testimony he should give.
Savignaud replied, reiterating the truth
of his previous Testimony.
Lieutenant Colonel Picquart then arose
and repeated his denial of Savignaud's
story.
M. Trarieux delivered his testimony in
an emphatic tone. He reviewed the ques
tion of the petit bleu, which, he said, he
was convinced was authentic. He pro
ceeded to comment upon the questionable
role played by Commandant Lauth in the
affair. On the conclusion of M. Trarieux'a
deposition Commandant Lauth confronted
• him. The commandant declared that he
had actetl honestly throughout and that
1 he had not the least doubt of Lieutenant
Colonel Picquart's falsification of the
petit bleu in order to incriminate
hazy.
A striking incident occurred when Com
mandant Lauth. a moment later, asserted
I that Lieutenant Colonel Picquart had al
ways shown the greatest contempt fur the
rs of his bureau, asserting that on
one occasion Picquart had brought to the
general staff In the presence of Mcc
Henry and Lauth a woman. Mme. D .
who "whs the wife of a magistrate, and
i^tuth Intimated Picquart's mistress
Lieutenant Colonel Picquart arose and,
cried. •'] protest absolutely."
There arose from the spectators a
chorus of indignant cries of "Canaille."
"Cochon" and "Miserable." The gen
darmes were ordered to suppress the out
bursts of Indignation wmcb had been
: evoked by the conduct of Commandant
j Lauth in publicly naming a woman in a
idaious c< mnection.
General Zuriinden. formerly Minister of
War, followed Commandant Lauth at the
! witness bar. General Zurlinden Bpoke In
iuFtincation of his action while he was
' Military Governor or" Paris and Minister
of War in the matter of the prosecution
of Lieutenant Colonel Picquart. taking
' the ground that the measure was abso
■ lutely necessary in order that the
\ should clear up the charge of forgery
' brought against Picquart. Moreover, Gen
eral Zurlinden said the Minister of Jus
: tlce had persuaded him to send Lieutenant
Colonel Picquart before a military court.
M Trarieux r*-iili>-<i to General Zurlln-
I d^n, reproaching him with Picquart's ten
months imprisonment.
M. Laborl then asked a question of Gen
eral Zurlinden regarding th<> petit bleu.
oel Jouaust, president of the court
martial, refused to put the question, on
the ground that the court wa* engaged
in the trial of Dreyfus and not of Pic
i quart. M. Labor!, however, insisted, tak
ing the ground that the petit bleu dem
onstrated the guilt of Major Esterhazy
and that consequently it was very im
portant for Dreyfus.
M. Labor! then tackled General Zurlin
■ den who admitted that the magisterial
Inquiry showed that the petit bleu was
not tampered with when it first arrived
at the intelligence department, and that
consequently Picquart could not have
I i n guilty, as alleged, of distorting the
; document.
M. Laborl asked that M. Paleologue.
the (-xpert of the Foreign office, be con-
I suited with reference to his reading before
! the court of diplomatic documents which
established Irrefutably the authenticity of
i the petit bleu.
M. Paleologue. who sit? behind the
I, came to the front <>f the stage and
said that he did not know to which docu
ments M. Labori alluded.
"The document," rt piled M. I^abori, "In
which is recounted a conversation be
twee M. Del Caase, former Prime Minis
ter, and Count yon Munster-Ledenburg,
Germany's Minister to Paris, in the course
of whicn Count yon Munster-Ledenburg
had said Colonel Sehwarzkoppen had ad
mitted Oat he sent Major Eaterhazy .1
] number uf telegraphic cards or petit
■ bleus."
M. Paleologue responded that what M.
Labori said wh' 1 quite true and that the
.document belonged to the diplomatic de
partment. As to the petit bleu in ques
-1 lion, added M. Paleologue, Colonel
: Schwarzkoppen could afTirm whether he
wrote it him*. -If or whether he had not
1 seen it; but in any case, M. Paleologue
■ said, he believed it was sent by Colonel
' Schwarzkoppen.
This declaration by the expert of the
Foreign Office created h marked sensation
In court.
M. Trarieux again entered upon a long
statement, in the course of which he said
'• Major Esterhazy was acquitted, not
judged.
Colonel Jouaust stopped M. Trarieux.
saving he must not sjK-ak that way of
ludges
M. Trarlfux rented that he had not re
ferred to judges but to la chose Jugee.
Colonel Jouaust then pointed out that
M. Trarieux was taking M. Labori's place
and making a regular speech for the de
fense.
General Billot now confronted M.
Trarieux in reply to the latter' s criticism
of him. General Billot was much affected
and spoke in a husky voice. He began
by declaring that M. Trarieux had deliv
ered an eloquent oration, but that it was
a special pleading for Dreyfus and
Picquart and an arraignment of former
Ministers. General Billot praised Lieu
tenant Colonel Picquart for his services
In the army and declared that tie haoVtho
greatest confidence in him — a confidence
which, however, he had since been com
pelled to withdraw. Then, discussing
Picquart's Investigation of the suspicions
against Major Esterhazy, General Billot
said: "Even if Esterhaiy should be
proved a traitor, that would not prove
Dreyfus innocent, for in cases bf espion
age it very often occurs that there are
several accomplices."
M. Labori wished to question General
Billot, and an altercation with 'Colonel
Jouaust ensued. Finally M. Laborl cried:
"Allow me to remark. Mr. President, that
it has never been said that Dreyfus had
an accomplice In Esterhazy."
Captain Dreyfus, who heard General
Billot's statement wlih evident excite
ment, also sprang to his feet and shout
ed: "I protest against this odious ac
cusation.
M Laborl again insisted that he be al
lowed to question General Billot. Colonel
Jouaust still refused and a heated wran
gle once more ensued. M. Labori made a
passionate protest against the attitude of
THE SAr>l FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1599.
Colonel Jouaust. who then said: "I de
cline to allow you to speak."
M. Labor] retorted excitedly, "1 bow to
your ruling, but I take note that every
time I put a question that is irresistible
you refuse to allow It."
This declaration counsel for defense de
llvered In a ringing voice, punctuating
liis utterances with striking gestures.
The audience burst Into loud applause
and the greatest excitement prevailed.
Colonel Jouaust said: "If this demon
stration is renewed I will have the court
room cleared. Have you anything more
to suv. M. Labori?"
M. Labori replied: "No, because — and
I speak with the utmost respect— l am
prevented from putting any Questions
touching the core of the affair. I re
serve the right to take such action as
regard for my responsibility compels me
to take."
This scene was th* 1 climax of the
strained relations which have prevailed
between the president of the court-mar
tial. Colonel Jouaust, and M. Laborl,
principal counsel for the accused, almost
from the very outset of the trial. M.
Labor) bus many times bitterly com
plained that Colonel Jouaust prevented
him fmm putting probing questions, and
for the moment M. Labori abstained from
asking witnesses such questions, fearing
that by so doing he might do more harm
than good to his client. In view of the
manifest irritation displayed by the presi
dent of the court whenever M. Labori
has risen to his feet. In the last few
days, however, the advocate resumed his
former aggressive cross-examination
methods, resulting in to-day's crisis.
M. Labori was extremely excited and
hardly able to contain himsHf with in
dignation, and when afterward asked If
he had any questions to put to other wlt
nesses he replied pertly: "No, nothing
at all."
The court-martial adjourned for the
day on the conclusion of the reading of
Dv P.i !v de i 'lain's .1. -position.
As the audience was leaving the cotirt
room Lieutenant Colonel Picquart's
brother-in-law, (inn. rushed at Com
mandant I-.auth and tried to strike him
for having Introduced the subject of Pic
quart'a mistress In his testimony to-day.
Gendarmes interfered and persuaded M.
Qasi to leave the precincts of the court.
CORCORAN APPEALS
FOR A NEW TRIAL
Many Startling Allegations Made
in the Bill of Excep
tions.
WALLACE, Idaho, Sept. n.-A bill of
exceptions and motion for a new tri.-tl
was Hied to-day by tho attorneys for
Paul Corcoran, who was convicted at the
spring term of court of the murder of
James Cheyne during the riots of
April 29.
The bill of exceptions makes some start
ling allegations regarding the conduct of
the trial jurors, and is supported by the
affidavits of bartenders and waiters, who
claim to have Berved the members of the
jury with drinks of whisky and beer dur
ing the trial. The principal contentions
made by the attorneys for Corcoran ar"
upon the grounds that during the trial
they were refused access to the records
of the proceedings before the Coroner's
jury. These records were wanted for the
cross-examination of three important
witnesses -as it was claimed their testi
mony differed materially from that given
at the Coroner's inquest.
This record was refused the defense by
the Judge, and it is claimed that such a
refusal Is a violation of the constitutional i
rights to a fair and impartial trial. It is !
further claimed that J. H. Forney was
not legally qualified to act as prosecuting !
attorney in the case, he being a resident I
of Latah County and not of Shoshone
County, that the Grand Jury was not
properly summoned, and that the Judge in
delivering his charge to the jury said
they must find beyond a reasonable doubt
that the victim came to his death In
Shoshone County, Idaho, while as a mat
ter of fac-t Cheyne died at the Sacred
Heart Hospital In Spokane.
STANFORD FRESHMEN
DEFEAT SOPHOMORES
Neatly Turn the Tables in a Rope
Rush on the University
Campus.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Sept. 6.
—The liveliest time that Enolnal Hall
has had for several years occurred to
niKht, when the sophomores attempted
to have some fun with freshmen. En
cinal Hall is filled from top to bottom
with probably the largest class of "ba
bies" that has ever entered Stanford.
But the "sophs" did not take this into
consideration when they began to
amuse themselves by making the
"fn shies" dance and sing.
At the instigation of the elder
students the "babies," many of whom
are husky men, rushed for the lawn,
where they were followed by the
"sophs." The scrimmage began, and it
was surprising to see the quantity of
rope that hud been gathered in so
short a time. The freshmen were at a
disadvantage in not knowing their own
men, but, assisted by a couple of lan
terns and much Information by the up
per class men, they succeeded in tielng
up every "soph" who made his appear
ance. Rushing has been practically
prohibited by tho faculty, but to-night's
doing was a good-natured affair, and it
is hardly thought that any serious diffi
culty will arise from it.
MARYLAND REPUBLICANS
NOMINATE A TICKET
BALTIMORE, Sept. 6.— The Mary
land State Republican Convention to
day named the following: State ticket:
Governor — Lloyd Lowndes of Alle
gheny County.
Comptroller— Philip S. Lee of Golds
borough, Dorchester County.
Attorney General — Ex-Congressman
John V. L. Findlay of Baltimore.
The nominations were all made by ac
clamation and the convention was har
monious.
The platform declares for the gold
standard, favors the retention of the
Philippines and the suppression of
trusts and all combinations which cre
ate monopoly.
BENTHEIM
REITERATES
HIS CHARGE
Insists American Consul
Florschuet Was a Tool
of the Germans.
GIVES FURTHER FACTS
Willing to Aid the Government to
Prove That the Official Dealt
in French Secrets.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 6.— Charles E.
Bentheim to-day reiterated the declar
i ation that he told the absolute truth in
his statement Involving Vice Consul
Florschuetz in the German secret ser
vice work between Berlin and Paris.
"Of course Florschuetz will deny
i this," said Bentheim, "but it can be
I easily fastened upon him. The point in
I the investigation really is this: To ln
! quire in the right direction. The*e is
no use going to Florsehuetz about this
thing. He will naturally deny it and
the rage of the Germans will turn on
us. If Florsehuetz denies his connec
tion with this matter let the question
be put to him:
" 'For what purpose did Florsehuetz
[hand over to me (Bentheim) a money
i order calling for 1500 marks, signed by
I the Emperor? 1
"What the honorable Secretary of
! State, Mr. Hay, says about the Vice
i Consul beginning In 1888 is correct. The
I German Government wanted him made
a Consul, but this position he wa.s not
allowed to fill because he was a Ger
i man. I do not know positively that
' he was cashier of the bank at Sonne
j berg. He was a director. Franz was
! a director and his bank often ligured
in the handling of secret service funds,
as I have told you. 1 will be willing
to respectfully submit to the honorable
Secretary of State the direction in
which to look for convincing evidence
of all that 1 charge.
"1 say again: Florsehuetz was using
his official position as vice and deputy
| consul to aid the German secret ser
j vice in obtaining Information from
! France. He placed his services at the
disposal of the German Becrei service
1 and between the years 1890 and 1.594 he
was actively engaged as confidential
agent of the Becret service. Let the
Secretary of State request the Ameri
can Embassador in London to get per
mission from the Commissioner Gen
eral of Postofflces in London and go to
the village of Holmroe and examine the
1 l J i>st"tti'->' records which are not de
stroyed. Evidence there In black and
white will show the truth of every as
sertion 1 have made."
"What course d<> you suggest for the
securing of information regarding the
German branch of this service?"
"It would be manifestly impolitic to
; make that public. As 1 say, 1 am will
ing to respectfully submit any sugges
tion to an aci redited representative of
the United States Government regard
ing a way in which this matter may )y
feiyeted out. once our hand is shown
the German Government will effectual
ly destroy every bit of evidence which
will yet confirm what I say.
"While it will be difficult to prove
from physical evidence furnished by
the papers themselves that the letter
heads and envelopes were used by Flor
sehuetz, because the papers are in the
secret archives in the War Office in
Berlin, yet evidence can be .secured. If
it can be proved that between 181*0 and
1894 Florsehuetz was engaged in the
purchase of French War Office mer
chandise the presumption that he pros
tituted his office will I"- strong. Flor
sehuetz handled the German secret ser
vice money in this matter. I can give
dates and details regarding the bund
ling of the money."
Bentheim was pressed further for his
recollection of the appearance of the
documents from the French War Office
as they reached him.
"I can recall many of them," he said,
"and I think if 1 were to put myself to
it I could write you a description of the
war vessel as handled by me. You
know at the top of the sheet describ
ing a certain boat would be the word
'Rapport.' This would be underscored
and on a line by itself under this was
generally written: 'Upon the experi
ments made with the Goubet submarine
boat.' Here would follow the mode of
construction and method of maneuver
ing the boat. Over at the left-hand
side of the paper on the bordereau. Bay
two inches, was clear. This was used
for comments on the matter in the re
port. For instance, such notes as
'Could not get models,' 'minimum 1000,'
would be seen. These comments were
found in the description of the sub
marine boat Goubet.
"In cases where the information was
not complete this paper would be tak ?n
by Slgl, who would write in this b.-r
--der, '1000, 5000. 10,000.' This meant
marks and was to be used in procuring
further details. This showed what the
German Government was willing to
pay for It."
Steamßhip Alameda Departs.
The Alarm-da of the Oceanic Steamship
Company's line Balled early this morning
for Sydney* Australia. Her departure
was delayed a couple of hours on account
of late mails. She goes via Honolulu,
Apia and Auckland. Following is » list
of the cabin passengers and their desti
nation:
For Honolulu— P. N. Boeringer.YV. M.
Buohan:m. M. Campbell, li. .1. Carls,
A J Coats, Xl Nino Eddie. Mis- M.
Egan. Miss <.'. Green, Miss Rhoda
Green, Miss Exnoxene Hart, A. E.
Hughe?, G. Kaleikau, Miss Mabel
Lampman, G. A. Loring, Hubert I»w
--rie Judge P. S. Lyman, William M.
Maluka, B. B. Manheim, \.. Marcus,
Gaston Marquis and wife. Captain
Matßon. J. T. McCrosaon and wife,
Miss McCrosaon. Miss A. McCrosson,
AY N. Norton, Mrs. B. J. Parker and
child, D. M. Ross, Mrs. J. P. Scott,
J. Slingorland. Miss E. E. Stansbury,
Mrs. Helen Theillen, Miss Anna Theil
len D. F. Thrum and wife, Miss J.
Wores, Miss J. N. Wores.
For Auckjand— Miss ('aniline J El
ton, G. E. Gabites, H. E. Harrington,
H. P. Reed.
For Sydney— John T. Arundel, Miss
C. M. Brvden, John Connolly, Airs.
Cnngar. Miss Conpar, Louis Cdnrad,
Donald Cormack, T. Algernon Elwell
and wife. George Gibb, D. Hamilton.
F. A. Holdsworth, S. C. Howell and
•wife, Henry Marquiset, Miss Charlotte
Metcalfe, Mrs. W. H. Patton, Miss
Patton, Joseph Porter. David Ross,
J. Sharp and wife, AY. J. Trehair, H.
M. York.
Hartkop Arrested for Burglary.
BERKELEY. Sept. fi.-W. H. Hartkop
a Berkeley boy, wan arrested by the police
last night in San Francisco. Some time
ago Groenhood's dry goods storo on Shat
tuck avenue was entered and a quantity
of valuable articles stolen. Suspicion for
the deed fell upon Hartkop, and a war
rant was sworn out for his arrest. He
was taken to the Alameda County Jail
and brought before Judge Edgar this
morning. The Judge released him on $300
bail. A search of his room by Deputy-
Marshals Kerns and Parker revealed
many of the missing goods. E. Buckley
was also arrested upon the same charge,
but was dismissed for want of sufficient I
evidence. Upon the discovery of the g ods '<
In Hartkop's room he waa placed under j
arrest again.
BOERS PLAN TO SEIZE
STRATEGIC POSITIONS
♦ ♦ + ♦♦♦♦♦ + ♦-»*♦♦♦♦♦ + ♦
♦ ♦
♦ PRETORIA, Sept. 6.— The lat- ♦
♦ est reply of the Transvaal Re- ♦
♦ public to the British demands +
♦ has been published. In this reply ♦
♦ regret is expressed that the pro- ■♦•
♦ posals of Great Britain are un- -f
■♦■ acceptable. The Transvaal Gov- -f
♦ eminent admits Great Britain's -f
♦ rights under the convention and +
♦ international law to protect her ♦
+ subjects, but denies a claim of ♦
-f suzerainty. The reply agrees to ♦
♦ a further conference regarding -f
♦ the franchise and representa- ♦
♦ tion. ♦
♦ ♦
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NEW YORK, Spt. 6.— A Journal
cable from London says: Ex
citement was caused at the War
Office this evening by the re
ceipt of a dispatch from Jo
hannesburg indicating that General
Joubert was laying plans to rush
troops Into Laings Neck and Newcastle
in advance of the British.
A British spy sent the information,
adding that the Boers were secretly
massing troops near the points men
tioned and other places of strategic
importance. This startling information
had the effect of quickening prepara
tions. This plan of the Boers had been
foreseen and was the subject of the
generals' counsel earlier in the day.
Generals Wolseley, Sir Evelyn Wood
and Sir Redvers Buller held a confer
ence at the War Office to-day on the
Transvaal crisis. General Wood advo
cated immediate occupation in strong
force df Newcastle and Laings Neck.
The places mentioned are of great
strategic importance, he urged, and it
would be as well to take steps to as
sure the prestige of British arms. The
other generals went into a long dis
cussion of the difficulties of transpor
tation in the problem presented. It
was evident that they were deeply im
pressed by Sir Evelyn's earnest advice.
A dispatch from Johannesburg states
that Colonel Schiel, the Boer command
ant there, has written papers advising
calmness. "The public may be sure,"
he adds, "that the Transvaal Govern
ment will take no step contrary to civil
ized international lews and customs."
U >NDON, Sept. 6. — Advices from va- ;
i ions sources to-day indicate that the '
acute tension in all parts of South:
Africa continues. But unless the Boers j
take the initiative, which at present is ]
improbable, it is pretty certain that the j
issue of peace or war lies solely In the
result of Friday's Cabinet council:
hence public attention is centered more '
on the signs of the times as exhibited
at the army stations and the dock- j
yards than in South Africa itself. ,
though news from there is eagerly |
awaited chiefly owing to the uneasy l
feeling that the Boers might end the!
diplomatic tangle by raiding Natal.
It is reported this afternoon that Mr. j
Chamberlain has sent a reply through]
Sir Alfred Milner. Governor of Cape !
Colony, and British High Commission-!
er of South Africa, to the Transvaal 1
Governments latest proposition. The
matter is generally understood to be
a withdrawal of the former concessions
and an initiative agreement for a
further conference. It seems improba
ble that Mr. Chamberlain has done this,
as he would probably have awaited the
PISTOLESI EXPLICIT.
Grand Marshal of the ileception
Parade States His Position.
Th<- following statement by L. C. Pis
tolesi, grand marshal of the recent suc
cessful parade in honor of the Califor
nians who returned "from the Philip
pines, is self-explanatory:
To whom It may concern: The attempt
of the Ev< ning Bulletin to make it appear
thai there is any unpleasantness existing
or thai any has existed between the Na
tive Sons and the citizens' executive com
mlttee may cause a misapprehension In
the minds of Home people not conversant
with the" facts. Jt is but justice to the
gentlemen of the executive committee to
say that from the beginning the Na- i
live Sens hay.- received every assistance
at their hands that has been asked. When
we ask. ii for an appropriation of $2160 for
band music we were allowed $-500, and
that we did not use the whole appropria
tion is no reflection upon the generosity
of the executive committee. We were
asked to let the committee know what we
wanted, as it would cheerfully co-operate
With us in every way in its power to make
the :i4ght parade and the entire celebra
tion a success.
.Mr. Martin and Mr. Lawrence came he
fore our committee in regard to the pa
rade and stated that it was the unanimous
sense of the committee that we should
have full control and that we should
be given all the assistance we required.
Without such assistance the parade would
have fallen short of the success it |
achieved.
It was at my request that the commit
tee rode in the procession, and the enthu
siastic reception given the committee was
:i sufficient indication of the manner in j
which the people regarded its efforts.
] desire to say here that the committee ;
notified me that the Native Sons were i
authorized to secure carriages for the
Governor and his staff, but those gentle
men chose to make their own arrange
ments. „ ,
To show that there was no feeling be
tween Mr. do Young and myself, I may
note that 1 asked the committee to pro
vide for certain expenses connected with
the turning out of discharged soldiers and
sailors The request was granted at once,
Mr de Young making the motion. Car- i
riages were also granted for those unable
to march and it was left to me to assign
them a place In the parade
I might relate further incidents were it
necessary. There has been no unkind or
carping criticism from any source except
from the evening paper mentioned. I saw
the proprietor of said paper personally
on Tuesday night and protested against
the injustice of the statement he permit
ted to be printed, yet on the following day ,
the paper willfully and maliciously re
peated the misstatements in even more
obnoxious terms.
At the meeting of the executive commit
tee this morning 1 appeared before it and
explained certain hills the Native Sons
1-id submitted which had not been item
ized My explanation was satisfactory,
and' all of the bills were ordered paid !
Without any exception. It was explained
to my perfect satisfaction that the com
mittee, being a trustee for the people,
feels the necessity of having its books
kept in such a way that every cent
huidled can be accounted for. and not a
dollar Is paid out for which there Is not
an itemized hill accompanied by a voucher ;
authorizing It.
I also wish to say emphatically that at
no time did the committee refuse to au
dit the hills of the Native Sons and Na
tive Daughters, nor was It intimated that
th.y might not be audited. The commit
tee merely requested that I or some other
authorized representative appear before it
and explain the nature of the unitemizod
bills tnat proper entries might be made
on the hooks of the committee. < ,
On behalf of the Native Sons and Native
Daughters, in recognition of the assist
ance rendered lo us. personally and finan- '
daily I wish to thank the citizens' execu
tive committee and the morning papers, i
the Chronicle, Call and examiner, for ,
their efforts, which were crowned with (
such unqualified success.^ pTSTOLEgi _ I
St. Brigid's Picnic.
The parishioners of St. Brigid's Church
will celebrate their fourth annual reunion
on Admission day by a picnic at Schuet
zf-n Park. A great many tickets have
been sold for the affair, and the commit
tees in char-re expect a large attendance.
In addition to the regular games and races
there will be a number of interesting and
amusing features. The Second Artillery
Regiment band will furnish music for
dancing, and a fiddler will also be In at
tendance for the benefit of those who en-
Joy jig dancing. Boats will leave the Tib
uron ferry at 9 and 11 a. m. and 12:35, 1:50
find 3:30 p. m. on Saturday. In addition t..
the regular trains a special will leave the
picnic grounds at 6:30 in tho evening.
GENERAL SIR REDVERS BULLER.
This veteran military leader will command the British forces in South
Africa in the event of war with the Boers.
' Cabinet's decision before taking such
! action, and even if he has it is hardly
, likely that his reply would bring niat
-1 ters to a head except by irritating the
Boers Into aggressive action.
DURBAN, Natal. Sept. 6.— A number
i of natives are applying to the authori
; ties for licenses to carry assegais. A
i relief committee has been formed here
: for the purpose of caring for refugees
', from the Transvaal.
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 6.— Lieutenant
General Sir Frederick Forester Walker,
who relieves General Sir William Fran
cis Butler as commander of the British
troops in South Africa, arrived here to
day. He was met by cheering thou
sands and given a splendid reception.
KRUGER GIVES HIS
VIEW OF CONTROVERSY
NEW YORK, Sept. 6.— ln response to
a message sent by the World on Tues
day last to Paul Kruger. President of
the South African Republic, the fol
lowing was received last night:
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heavily for years. An Inquest was held I
md the -fury "returned a verdict that death !
was caused by alcoholism. The husband \
3f th^ unfortunate woman lives in Scotia.
Mendocino County. I
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New York: I gladly accede to your re
quest to put the Boer side before the
American public. The present agitation
against this republic emanates partly
from a certain section of British residents
tn whom the existence of the republic,
which embraces the most flourishing- parts
of South Africa, is a standing eyesore,
and who suffer from the prevailing- Jingo
mania; partly, also, from mining capital
ists who. not content with having here the
best mining laws in the world, wish also
to have complete control of all legislation
and administration.
The franchise voting question was taken
up by England because it was thought the
republic would nut yield on that point.
Now. the altered franchise does not mate
rially differ from the American. It la
in many respects easier. The agita
tion has become much worse. The object
clearly Is the destruction of our republic
and the complete control of the richest
mines of the world. The press, entirely
controlled by capitalists, spreads unpre
cedented misrepresentation and prejudice
throughout the world against the Boer
republic. We are determined to defend
to the uttermost thru freedom and self
government for which our people have
shed blood in every part of Smith Africa.
Though we have no such powerful friend
as you proved to Venezuela and to other
republics, we have strong faith that th. j
cause of freedom and republicanism will
triumph in the end.
It Was Too Realistic.
OAKLAND, Sept. B.— Landers Stevens,
who takes a leading: part in "Tli
toroon," now being played at the Dewey
Theater, will hereafter require the actor
who flourishes a knife under the n^s.' of
the Indian (Stevens) to us.- a gilded paper
knife. Last night a genuine carver was
used and Mr. Stevens was badly cut under
the eye. In this detail the play is said to
have been too realistic.
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