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NEW TORK, Oct. 17.— News of the Shamrock's misfortune ln losing her
topmast was flashed ashore by Signor Marconi within a few seconds
of the accident. While observers on shore endeavored in vain to peer
through the haze, and even those on the Mackay-Bennett cable
steamer, anchored four miles away, were in doubt as to what had
happened, watchers on the Grande Duchesse saw the challenger's spar
topple and fall. ' Before any attempt could be made to clear away the wreck
age a bulletin had been sent by wireless telegraphy to the Herald and The
Call .'.: 7\
As in Monday's race, and on days when attempts to race had been made,
Signor Marconi "led with Th.- news. Every feature was reported from the
time when the competing yachts began maneuvering for position at the
start to the solitary finish of the Columbia.* There were many -Wall street
operators on board, who Improved the opportunity to see a yacht race and
at the same time keep In touch with ths stock market.
On the way down the bay Signor Marconi tested his apparatus and
made the necessary adjustments. When the two yachts approached the
starting line their Jockeying for positions, the sails they carried and the
direction and force of the wind were reported. As the contestants crossed
the line nearly abeam the time of the tart was flashed ashore. When the
torpedo-boat Dupont fired a gun to compel the yacht Vamoose to obey an
order tv go outside the guard line Signor Marconi alone telegraphed the news
ashore. The fact that a boat was lowered and that the Vamoose was taken
In charge was also reported. This was one of the many incidents in a day's
working of wlreles* telegraphy.
According to watches held on the Grande Duchesse the accident to the
Shamrock' happened at 11:20. A minute 40 seconds later a bulletin was posted In
front of the Herald and The Call oflices. While the disabled topmast dangled
In the air threatening to punch in the Shamrock's mainsail, excursionists
crowde.l about the entrances to the room from which Signor Marconi was
sending his reports. Every ono was anxious that the outside world should
receive the earliest and most complete .-tory of the accident, and knew that
it must be sent from the Grande Duchesse. Among other news bulletins
received from the shore on the Grande Duchesse was one announcing the
report of an alleged battle at Mafeking, with the loss of three hundred
Uvea to the Boers and einhteon to the British.
Returning from Hampton Roads, the cruiser New York and the battleships
Massachusetts and Indiana reached this port to-day. The Indiana anchored
off Tompkinsville. The New York and Massachusetts cast anchor off Thirty
fifth street, in North River. It has been reported from official sources that
the New York and Massachusetts, as soon as Signor Marconi has finished
reporting the yacht races for the Herald and The Call, will be equipped by
him with wireless telegraphy. An exhaustive test of the system will then
be made by the Government by experiments off Sandy Hook.
ening by degrees as the yachts stood I
along on a northeast by Boteth course.
They were taking the easterly swells
rather hard at times, plunging their tow
sprits clear under and doubtless putting
t.i a severe test all the spars and rigging.
With half an eye any sailor could see
looking at the yachts end-on from astern
the Columbia was lying, say, from half to
three-quarters of a point higher than the
Shamrock, both apparently having their
sheets trimmed alike on this port tack, j
The fact that the Shamrock carried no
baby jlbtopsail ! was excellent evidence
that her captains were afraid that if set I
it would pull her head off more yet, bo |
it was kept down, while the Columbia's, j
setting perfectly on Its stay, must have
helped that yacht instead of retarding ]
her In the windward work. Fifteen min
utes after the start the Columbia's posi- j
tion was fully 2 1 " 1 yards dead to wind
ward of the Shamrock, the latter being
at that time slightly forward of the Co- |
lumbia's lee beam.
Captain Barr evidently meant to con- j
tinue on the port tack to Liverpool, If ,
necessary, until the Shamrock came j
about. That never happened, however,
for as the breeze freshened and both :
yachts began to put their lee rails down j
harder it seemed, looking at the Sham
rock's topmast from astern, as if It were
sprung. At 11:24, with a crash that could !
be heard far off to leeward, the Sham- .
rock's topmast broke at a point close to
the cap, and the great club topsail with
long spars went flying down to leeward
of the mainsail. Swinging the long tiller
across her stern to port. Captain Ho
garth Immediately put the Shamrock be
fore the wind, and, finding that do one
on board was hurt, he gybed her and all
hands began clearing away the wreckage.
The foresail was taken in first and men
were sent aloft to overhaul the club top
sails, sheets and and halyards and clear
away the topmast backstays and other
gear. It was some fifteen minutes be
fore they were able to get the club top
sail down On deck. It was found that the
direct cause of the accident was the part
ing of the foremast shroud in the "nip"—
that is, the portion of this steel wire, rope
resting in the spread which extends out
board from the hounds of the lower
mast. The strands of the wire easily
chafe and rust at that point, especially
when the shroud ls slacked by reason of
being to leeward.
That, ended the race so far as the Sham
rock 'was concerned.
The Columbia took In her baby Jib top- i
sail and continued on her course, tacking 1
to starboard at 11:25. for it had been spe- .
cially agreed a few days prior to the date
set for the first race that In the event of
an accident to either yacht the uninjured |
vessel was to complete the course. This j
agreement was signed by Mr. Iselin and |
Sir Thomas Upton. .It was a great pity, ;
of course, that such an accident should
have happened at such a time, .when
everything looked promising for a good |
triangular race. '-.*• I
At the time of the accident the Colum- \
bia was about an eighth of a mile to the
windward of the Shamrock.
The steam yacht Erin, with Sir Thomas
Lipton and party on board, followed the
Shamrock back to Sandy Hook while she
was towed by her tender. On her way in
the Erin was passed by the steam yacht
Oneida. Former Commodore F. C. Bene
dict was on the bridge. He hailed Sir
Thomas through the megaphone and said:
"I am very sorry to see the accident and
I am sorry that the race Is to be won in
that way. We should all be more pleased
to see the yachts sail it out."
. Sir Thomas thanked him and passed on
in his yacht. For thirty-eight minutes
and forty-five seconds the Columbia con
tinued on the starboard tack. She had '
taken in her Jib topsail soon after the ac- j
cident to the* Shamrock so as to relieve
,the topmast of any unnecessary strain. In |
twenty-two minutes she went about again i
to starboard and eleven minutes later she !
made her last tack for the first mark. In j
three and a half minutes she was up to '
the mark and keeping off. rounded lt. As i
she eased sheets to starboard a No. 2 Jib ;
topsail was broken out and the white
yacht began her ten-mile reach for the '
second mark. Her official time at the turn
was 12:39:28, showing that she had cov
ered the distance to windward, about
fourteen miles, In one hour, thirty-nine
minutes and eleven seconds.
The reach to the second mark was de
void of interest, for the Columbia simply i
sailed her course of southwest half south |
straight as a die. only chancing her fore I
staysail for a ballooner at 1:13. She con- '•
tinued to carry her Jib topsail until the '
second mark was nearly reached. The j
second mark was gybed around In 1:33:27, !
Her elapsed time for this leg was 63 mm- ;
utes 39 seconds, a little better than ten
miles an hour.
Setting the balloon Jib topsail a few
minutes after rounding this mark, the I
Columbia headed north, northwest for the i
home mark. On this last leg of ten miles !
the wind lightened considerably and the |
yacht's speed was not as good as on the j
previous leg. It took her 1 hour 3 mm- ;
utes 60 seconds to cover the distance
The wind hauled a little to the westward ]
as she approached the finish line, so the i
balloon lib topsail was taken in and the '
small Jib topsail set. At 2:37:17 the Co- !
lumbia crossed the finish line between i
the red lightship and the committee |
boat, a winner of the second race of the
international series. She was greeted by <
the usual steam whistle applause and was
soon after towed to her moorings in the
Horseshoe, back of Sandy Hook.
When the committee "boat arrived in
Sandy Hook Bay the regatta committee
found that the Shamrock had been towed
to Erie Basin, where she is to be fitted '
with a new topmast and rcmeasured The
committee at DC« paid a visit to Sir
Thomas Lipton and to Commodore Mor
gan, who was there with his steam yacht
Corsair, also to Mr. Iselin.
On the Columbia's deck a consultation
was held, which resulted In the decision
that the Shamrock should be allowed one
day to repair damages and that the next
race would he sailed on Thursday. it
will be fifteen miles to windward or lee
ward and return.
NEW YORK, Oct. After her mis
hap the Shamrock, was towed at once
to Erie Basin, first going to the Horse
shoe. On the way *ip she was passed by
a multitude of steam craft. The story
of her misfortune was evident to all as
the crowds lined the sides. One English
outward-bound steamer dipped her colors
in a mournful salute. >
Once ln the Erie Basin she was warped
Up to the end of a pier next to an army
transport. The crew set to work at once.
The wreckage had been cleared away be
fore the ship loft the course, That was
about all that could be done, for the big
topsail had been torn and the standing
rigging was all badly wrenched. The
tender Plymouth had the men for this
work, and she arrived about 5 p. m., with
Mr. Ratsey on board. No time was lost.
The sailraakers were set at their labors
at once on the upper deck of the Ply
mouth, while the riggers went aboard.
By moonlight the crippled yacht Sham
rock was repaired to-night in Erie Basin!
Brooklyn. At midnight the new topmast
was In place and a new gaff ready to be
set. The new topmast is fifty-six feet
long and twelve Inches in diameter at Its
base. The gaff is sixty-. feet long
and of the same diameter.
Prophetic Caricature.
LONDON, Oct. IS.— The Daily News, re
ferring In an editorial article this morn- ■
ing to the contest between the Shamrock |
and Columbia, says: "We are getting j
more racing than we want at New York
just now, Our correspondent says the ;
Columbia had the race well in' hand ]
when the accident to the Shamrock hap- !
pened, and that her captain proved a -
superior tactician. There was something :
prophetic In the Yankee caricature of '
poor JOhn Bull tolling in vain to lift the I
trophy from the ground." j
Decided by the Committee.
NEW YORK. Oct. 17.-An Informal
meeting of the regatta committee of the
New York Yacht Club was held to-night
and It was decided that the next race be- I
tween the Columbia and Shamrock should
occur Thursday. It was also decided that '■
the reme.asurement of the Shamrock I
should be done at the navy-yard at 7
o'clock to-morrow morning.
Continued From Fim Pace.
Railway bridge over the Orange River,
with a view of checking the Boer advance
It Is expected that the Boers will cut
off Klmberley's water supply, but the De
Beers dam contains enough for a consid
erable period.
The Archbishop has Issued a pastoral
earnestly reminding the clergy and laity
that men of honor and Integrity equal to
their own espouse the opposite side, see
ing that warm friends and even families
are divided by this crisis.
In concluding, he says: "I beg you all to I
avoid rash talking and to endeavor to I
pave the. way to a durable peace and to ,
friendly relations, when, by God's mercy,
the war shall be a thing of the past." '

WASHINGTON.' Oct. 17.— Representa- '
tives of the South African republic are
again in Washington, apparently for the
purpose of renewing their attempt to in- i
duce the United States to mediate in the
Transvaal war. General James R. !
O'Belrne, accredited by President Kruger
as High Commissioner to this country, I
and Mr. J. G. Robin, both of New York, '
are in Washington, but they did not call
at the State Department to-day. Even
should General O'Belrne call upon Secre
tary he will not get' recognition as a rep
resentative of the Transvaal, as Acting
Secretary Hill's decision not to receive
him as an official representative of a for- ;
eign state because of his American citi- j
zenship, has been approved by the Presi- !
dent and Secretary of State. He may j
have an Informal conference with Sec- |
retary Hay Just as he had an Informal
conversation with Dr. Hill but the reply I
to his representations will undoubtedly i
be what ft was before— that the United :
States cannot consent to mediate unless !
Great Britain, as well as the Transvaal
should formally request It. It Is un- j
derstood that General O'Belrne has some
suggestions which he believes will re- :
ceive the approval of the administration i
when submitted. It is hardly necessary j
to add that President McKinley considers ;
war in South Africa too remote to war- !
rant interference, especially In view of I
the Injurious effect such interference j
would undoubtedly have upon the cordial i
relations now existing between the United |
States and Great Britain.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 17.— The Transvaal
sympathizer who was mobbed at the rail
way station on Saturday turned out to
be no less a person thau Mr. nofmeyer,
who waS recently envoy of the Afrikan
der party to President Kruger. Ho and
two prominent Cape Town Bundmen j
were hooted and hustled and forced to
take refuge at a hotel. At a late hour [
I they were escorted home by the police.
A proclamation has Just been Issued es
tablishing martial law ln the districts of I
Mafeking, Vryburg. Taungs, Barkly,
West Kimberley and Herbert. Public at- i
tention is drawn to the penalty Incurred !
by communication with republics by giv- I
Ing maintenance, succor and support to
tho enemy. Nearly £3000 has been col- '•
lected on behalf of the refugee relief
fund. There ls certain to be . a severe j
j strain upon the resources of the commit- !
: tee. At present most of the men possess i
little means, and a month hence oven
I that little will be gone. The crowd In- '
i eludes notorious characters from Rand
, and the police are preparing to deal with '
I an epidemic of crime when their money
ls exhausted.
Ammunition for the Boers.
PORT SAID, Oct. 17.-The German
I steamer Kaiser,- from Hamburg, Is disem-
I barking at the entrance of the Suez canal
i 4000 pieces of ammunition consigned to
i the Transvaal. This step Is taken in or-
I der to avoid seizure in the Red Sea by
j British cruisers. The ammunition will
! probably be re-embarked for Hamburg
i on board the steamer Herzog, which is
j shortly expected here.
The Kaiser was shadowed by the Brit
ish second-class cruiser Thetis through
the Mediterranean. The Thetis passed
Into the canal this morning. It is report
ed that several German officers are on
board the Kaiser, bound for the Trans
LONDON, Oct. According to a dis
patch from Pretoria, the Transvaal Gov
ernment received an offer from a wealthy
European recently to supply a fleet of
completely equipped torpedo-boats for the
purpose of blowing up the British trans
ports on arriving in South African wa
ters. The offer was curtly rejected.
President Kruger refusing even to con
sider It. .7. V •;-. V' 7 - :-7 • •
The originator of the scheme, who had
been In Pretoria only twenty-four hours,
left immediately. ..^
- *
, DONDON„Oct. 17.— Leyds, the Euro
pean representative of the Transvaal Gov
ernment, replying to-day from Versailles
to an Inquiry by the Associated Press as
to whether there was any truth in the re
port that the bonds Issued by him on the
Transvaal Government far war material
had been dishonored, telegraphed as fol
lows: "The statement that drafts for war
material have been dishonored is a pure
LONDON. Oct. 17.— The Cork Constitu
tion says that a few evenings ago Dr.
Charles Tanner, Nationalist member of
Parliament for the Middle Division of
Cork, was abusing the Queen and the
British soldiers, whereupon one of the
Royal Engineers knocked him down,
promising to repeat the operation if Dr.
Tanner would rise. Dr. Tanner says tie
soldier hit him with a stone, thus caus
ing swelling and discoloration of his face.
CAPE TOWN. Oct. 17.— The Boers seized
the telephone line at Modder River last
evening and attempted to speak with
Kimberley. hoping to learn the disposition
of the British forces there. The man
euver was discovered and frustrated.
LONDON. Oct. To-day was the last
lay for the reserves to rejoin the colors,
md the latest reports from the principal
enters show that virtually all the re
<erves have resented themselves.
Mrs. Welsh Summarily
Sent to Jail.
Special Dispatch to T he Call.
SAN RAFAEL, bet. 17.— While on her
way home from church last Sunday
morning Mrs. Sarah Welsh, an aged
widow, was arrested on the street and
thrown into jail by Constables W. J. and
Frank Treanor because she had Incurred
their animosity by making the former's
children cease injuring her fence. Though
two respectable merchants came to the
old lady's rescue and furnished bail, the
so-called legal machinery was set in op
eration and a threat of Justice of the
Peace George Rodden so frightened the
poor old woman that she paid a fine and
went home crying bitterly at the dis
grace forced upon her.
This is the lirst case ln the history of
San Rafael where court was" held in the
rear room of a saloon, and so strong is
the indignation manifested that the affair
is the chief topic of conversation in every
public resort In town.
According to Mrs. Welsh's version, she
made Treanor's children get off her fence
on Saturday, and on Sunday, while on her
way home from church, was accosted by
W. .1 Treanor, who angered her by telling
her that she. would. have to remove the
trees In front of her property, with the
result that she called him a '•ruffian and
a "beggar." At this juncture Frank
Treanor grasped Mrs. Welsh by the arm,
with the statement that she was drunk,
and dragged her before Justice Rodden.
where a charge of disturbing the peace
was placed against her by W. J. Treanor.
She was then taken to the County Jail,
but two citizens, named James Kenney
and E. H. Conway, promptly balled hei
On Monday evening Mrs. Welsh was
taken into a parlor in the rear of Frank
Walsh's saloon, and there met ■W. J.
Treanor and Judge Rodden. At Rodden'a
request, Mrs. Walsh told the aged de
fendant that it would cost her $2 50 for
every day she delayed the case. This
fact is admitted by Mrs. Walsh and has
excited most of the unfavorable comment,
as it was this threat that caused Mrs.
Welsh to pay a line of $5.
Treanor endeavors to excuse his action
on the score that the defendant called
him names. For Justice Hodden's act in
saying that it would cost Mrs. Welsh $2 s')
for every day the case was delayed no
excuse has been offered, but this occa
sions little surprise.
So strong is the feeling on account of
the unwarranted arrest and Intimidation
of Mrs. Welsh that it is probable the
affair will be drawn to the attention of
the Grand Jury. 1-7. Tl. Conway asserted
to-night that Mrs. Welsh was dragged
down a back street and thrown Into jail
before st complaint was entered or a war
rant Issued. The complaint was filed at
the bondsmen's request, so that ball could
be given. Mr. Kenney was so Indignant
that It required considerable persuasion
to induce him not to thrash the Treanors.
Both men who were eye-witnesses of
the affair pronounce It the greatest out
rage they ever witnessed.
i Conflagration Destroys Several
Buildings in Knightstown, Ind.,
and Rages Unchecked.
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind.. Oct. 18. 8 a. m.—
: A big fire Is raging here. Several build
ings have already been destroyed. One
| fireman was killed by falling walls and
several others are missing. The loss will
be $100,000.
The dead:
The men were members of the Volun
teer Fire Department and were fighting
the fire when the front wall of a three
story building fell outward.
They were caught by the falling bricks
and crushed to death, and It ta believed
I that at least two others met with the
; same fate. The Masonic Temple, the larg-
I est building In the city, was in the path j
' of the flames and was destroyed together
I with the buildings occupied by E. O. An
i derson, a dealer In household goods, Green
i Bros., saloon, and Davey Bros., dealers in
i notions. The fire Is supposed to have
j originated from an explosion of natural
gas. '
NEW YORK. Oct. 17.— Theodore Bauer
of Brooklyn has made application to the
Supreme Court for' an absolute divorce
from his wife, Sophie Bauer. She aban
doned him, he alleges, on May 11 of. last
year, and he has succeeded in tracing her
to San Francisco: Service of summons in
his suit has been made by publication.
Gustave A. Bunge is named by Mr.
Bauer as the man who broke up his home,
and he Is said to be Mrs. Bauer's compan
ion now.
Bauer alleges that the acts of which he
complains were committed on the steam
ship Advance of the Panama Railway
Company during a voyage from New Yonit
to Colon, and at 96 South Park, San Fran
Previous to leaving this city with
Bunge. it is alleged by Mr. Bauer, his
wife lived at 565 Third avenue and in Ken
slco, this State. Her cousin, who lives in
the last-named ■ place, gave information
that she had gone out of the State. '.The
Chief of Police of San Francisco was
communicated with and 'he wrote that
Mrs. Bauer was there and called herself
Mrs. Bunge. ■yy.'-,. ■ -.-■-■
To Cure La Grippe in Two Days
Take Laxative Bromo '- Quinine . Tablets. .- All
druggists refund the money If It falls to cure.
E. VV. Grove's signature Is un each box. Jsc.
LONDON, Oct. 17.— Parliament opened
to-day in extraordinary session to
consider the South ' African situa
tion. In the speech from* the
throne, her Majesty said:
My Lord, and Gentlemen: Within a very
brief period after the recent prorogation I am
compelled by events deeply affecting the Inter
ests of my empire to recur to your advice and
aid. The state of affairs in South Africa has
made it expedient that my Government should
be enabled to strengthen the military forcc-^of
this country bj calling out the reserve. I- Or
thin purpose the provisions of the law tender
it necessary that Parliament should be called
together. Except for the differences that have
been caused by the action of the South African
republic the condition of the world continues to
be peaceful. ?--;•.'■-...!« ...
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: Meas
ures will Ije laid before you for the purpose of
providing for the expenditure which has been
or may be caused by events In South Africa.
Estimates for, the ensuing year will be sub
mitted to you In due course.
My Lords and Gentlemen: There are many
subjects of domestic Interest to which your at- ;
tention will be Invited at a later season, when
the season of labors for a parliamentary session
has been reached. For the present I have In
vited your dance In order to ask you to
deal with an exceptional exigency; and I pray
that, in performing the duties which claim your,
attention, you may have the guidance and i
blessings of Almighty God.
Both houses assembled in the Chamber !
of Peers at _! o'clock, the Queen's speech I
being read by commission, immediately ;
after the reading the Speaker of the |
House of Commons, the Right Hon. Wil
liam Court Gulley, returned to the Cham
ber of Commons, the House taking a re- !
cess mull 4 o'clock.
Large crowds waited ln the precincts of t
St. Stephen's for the reassembling of i
Lords and Commoners and heartily wel- ;
corned the favorites, especially Joseph '
Chamberlain Secretary of State for the
Colonies. The Prince of Wales was loud- |
ly cheered while driving to the House of 1
Within the House cordial receptions
marked the arrival of Mr. Balfour and \
the other members of the Government, .
The House listened impatiently to the I
usual protest by James Lowther against j
the alleged interference of peers in elec- '
lions, but Mr. Chamberlain's coming nut
everybody in good humor and was the I
signal for an immense outburst of ap- ;
plause. He entered carrying a big dis- !
patch box. Mr. Balfour gave notice of a :
motion to-morrow that no private busi- |
ness should be taken up during the au- j
tumn session. • . - - . |
The speaker then rend the Queen s
speech, shortly after which Sir Alexander |
Puller Acland Hood, Conservative mem
ber for West Somerset, rose to move the
address in reply. He wore the scarlet and
gold uniform of a captain of the Grena- |
diers. Sir Alexander Hood said the House |
had never met .under graver circum- |
stances, not only for South Africa but for j
the whole empire. Dwelling upon the
horrors of war, he declared that war
should not be undertaken except from
absolute necessity, but that in this case
all peaceable means having failed, war
had become necessary "to establish equal
rights for the white race in South Africa
and to remove the grievances of the Out
After reviewing the course of the nego
tiations between the British Government
and the Transvaal, he said that Presi
dent Kruger by his own act had removed
all chance of peace. After dwelling upon -
the splendid offers of assistance made by
the colonies and the "necessity of main- *
taining Great Britain's paramountcy," ho
animadverted upon the defiant language
of President Stern of the Orange Free
State, declaring that unless the question
of British supremacy was settled now
British rule In South Africa would go.
He asserted that the British Government
under exceptional provocation had shown
great patience and forbearance and that
Great Britain had now no option but to
repel attack.
Clement Royds, Conservative member ;
for Rochdale, seconded the address.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Liberal
leader in the House of Commons, who fol- ;
lowed Mr. yds, said Parliament had .
beep summoned to-glve its approval to the
early steps of war. Never had the house j
mi t" In circumstances more serious or j
amid conditions engaging ,to a greater de
gree the profound interest of the British I
people. The demands made by : the Gov
ernment of the South African' republic j
were such as to make it Impossible for the i
Government or any self-respecting coun
try ever to take them into consideration. i
"Actual hostilities have commenced," |
said Sir Henry, "and an active aggression
has been committed, which it is the plain ' !
duty of our Ministers, of Parliament and |
of the people to resist. There will be no
disposition on the part of this House to \
place any obstacle in the way of granting
such supplies and such powers ■to the
crown as may be necessary to secure the
rapid and effective prosecution of a war
commenced to vindicate our rights. The
campaign should be vigorously and \
promptly prosecuted, and nothing neces
sary for that purpose should be refused
by the House of Commons."
The leader of the opposition went on to :
congratulate the Government upon the !
choice made of officers to whom the main :
charge of the "expedition" had been
given. Never, he believed, had so capable
and experienced a staff been dispatched !
from the shores of England.
"Our natural position in South Africa," I
he declared, "has placed upon us the duty
of seeing any impediment to our own \
supremacy removed. On that we are all .
agreed. i have no. intention of entering
upon a minute or delicate criticism of!
the steps taken by the Government. The
time for that has not yet come, and it .
is proper to wait for further explanations. j
But 1 may say it does appear to me that \
the governments are engaged In a game
of bluff (cheers and Ministerialist cries of
"No. no"), which is not a very worthy '
one for a great country like this. The J
raising of the suzerainty question was
utterly unnecessary and did more than ''
anything else to remove all chance of sue- !
cess of the negotiations."
Mr. Balfour, who was received with i
loud cheering, expressed satisfaction at
the declaration of Sir Henry Campbell- I
Bannerman, with which, he said, be was I
himself in heary agreement. Mr. Balfour
complained that while Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman insinuated that the war
was due to errors of the Government, he I
did not specify these errors. The Gov- I
ernment would like to have charges j
brought forward so that they could re- I
fute them. He repelled the allegation |
that the Government had goaded the l
South African republic Into war by flaunt- j
Ing Great Britain's suzerainty In their i
faces. The South African republic made
claims to being an Independent sovereign :
state, but these were Inconsistent with the
conventions of 1881 and 1884. Mr. Balfour
said ho could not understand Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman's declaration that
the Government had played a game of
bluff. ' ■7-7:y. -:",-•■.**
"Bluff," said the Government leader I
"means a person acting as though he 'held ;
cards he does not possess; but this coun- '
try holds tho cards and means to play i
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, he
said, disapproved sending the troops to '
South Africa, an Irritating- menace to the
Boers. "But where would we not be but
for those troops? Not to have sent troops !
would have been to betray the country.
Mr. Balfour said further that he felt en- i
titled to say: "If war must come it has
seldom been entered Into by Great Britain
upon an issue which was more. clearly an :
issue of righteousness and liberty, and we
have undoubted proof that our self-gov- !
erning colonies beyond the seas are with -
us heart and soul."
John Dillon, Nationalist member of the I
East Division of Mayo, moved an amend- !
metn to the address as follows: ,
. "We humbly represent to her Majesty I
that the state of war now existing be
tween Great Britain and the South Afri- I
can Republic has been caused by the as- ;
sertion of claims which interfere with the I
Internal government of the republic, in di- I
rect violation of the terms of the conven
tion of ISS4, and by massing large bodies
of British troops on the frontier of the '
republic. We humbly submit that before I
more bloodshed takes place' a proposal be i
made In the spirit of the recent confer- j
ence at The Hague with a view, of finding I
in independent arbitration a settlement
of the differences between the two govern- I
ments, and ln order that an Ignominious !
war be thus avoided between the over- j
whelming forces of her Majesty's empire I
and those of two small nations number- i
ing altogether lass than 200. souls."
; Mr. Dillon claimed that his amendment '
would appeal to an overwhelming major
ity of the. civilized world outside of Eng
land. He wan proud, -he' said, 7 that Ire- i
land was against ' this "unjust and ' cow- ;
ardly war." (Nationalist cheers.)
"It ls not a war," he continued,". for the '
freedom of the Outlanders, but a war i
against the yoke of Cecil Rhodes being
put" upon these poor people." (Cries' or "
"Oh.") . •
Mr. Dillon asserted that the Govern.
ment was breaking the convention be
cause gold had been discovered in the
Transvaal. '-,77 •
Henry Labouchere, Liberal member for
Northampton, seconded the amendment,
leclaring the war the absolute act of Mr.
"If there had been no Rhodes, 'or if
Lord Salisbury had been in the Colonial
Oflice," said Mr. Laboucherei "there
would have been no war. i There is too
much of the Stock Exchange about the
whole business."
Michael Davitt, member for South
Mayo, vigorously supported the ' amend
ment, declaring that outside of Jingo cir
cles and stock jobbing rings the whole
British empire cried shame. The result
of a war between a giant and a dwarf
would bring neither honor nor prestige to
British arms. „:.,:...,.-: :.
William Redmond, Parnellite member
for the East Division of Claire, main
tained everything he had already said in
Ireland against the iniquity of the war.
It would be a sorry thing, lie declared, for
the dignity of the oath of allegiance If it
compelled those who took it to acquiesce
in every act ,of a jingo government.
Sir Ellis Ashmead Bartlett. Conserva
tive, representing the Ecclesall Division
of Sheffield, predicted that within five
fears after the struggle the Dutch popu
ation of the Cape, the Transvaal and the
Orange Free State would be perfectly
contented and happy.
After some sharp passages between
Colonel Edward J. Saunderson, who sits
for North Armagh in the Conservative in
terest, and the Irish members, a divi
sion was taken on Mr. Dillon's amend
ment, which was rejected by a vote of 722
to 64.
The minority consisted mainly of Irish
members and a few Radicals, including
Mr. Henry Labouchere, Mr. P. J. Stan
lope and Mr. E. H. Pickersgill and others.
The majority included the occupants of
the front opposition bench and the bulk
of the Liberals.
The House of Lords reassembled at 4
o'clock, the floor and galleries being
crowded. The Prince of Wales sat ami*
the cross benches and there were many
peeresses ln the galleries. The Marquis
of Granby, in moving the address of the
peers in reply to the Queen's speech, said
that the present situation had been
brought about by the deliberate action of
the Transvaal and Orange Free State
governments. Difficulties ' had been ac
cumulating for years. They were not the
creation of a day. He went on to dwell
upon the grievances of the Outlanders,
and emphatically declared that the Brit
ish Government has resorted to every pos
sible means of effecting a peaceful Issue
After criticising the action of the Trans
vaal executive council in sending the ul
timatum, the Marquis of Granby ob
served that it was not "impossible that
the union of the two states originated
in some deeper scheme which may have
lurked in the minds of the two govern
ments for some time.
"This scheme for a Joint movement."
he continued, "is not aided, I trust, by
Afrikanders in other parts of Sonth
Africa; but, if it exists, it is one that
would tend seriously to impair the power
of Great Britain. Unanimous feeling
here, however. is that the paramount
power in South Africa should be - Great
Britain." '-'- ; .-'.\7 7
Baron Barnard seconded the address.
The Earl of Kimberley, the Liberal
leader, said Parliament had been sum
moned at a solemn moment when Britons
found themselves engaged in a war which
was, in some of it» aspects, a civil war.
Of course. it was not civil war precisely,
but it was a war in which a number of
British subjects, not of the English race,
were deeply engaged.
Regarding the calling out of the re
serves and the voting of supplies, he con
tinued: "I can speak with no doubtful
voice. Whatever may be our opinions as
to the past history of this melancholy
business, we are as ready as the usual
supporters of the Government to give our
support to whatever measure may be nec
essary to vindicate the honor of* the em
pire and to protect its interests."
Lord Kimberley said the Government
could not have sent any other reply than
it did send to the extraordinary ulti
matum of the Transvaal. He warmly
praised the readiness of the reserves and
expressed entire confidence that the Brit
ish soldier would do his duty In South
Africa in the future as he had done every
where In the past.
"There are some points in the negotia
tions, however," observed his lordship,
"which I have not viewed with satisfac
tion. The .negotiations have not oeen con
ducted in a prudent and certainly not in
a successful manner. My own interpre
tation of the word 'suzerainty' is that
there are in the London convention cer
tain stipulations which limit British sov
ereignty in the Transvaal and to the ex
tent of these limitations there is con
structive suzerainty."
Lord Kimberley in closing criticized the
tone of Mr. Chamberlain's recent
speeches. ■■-.-_ -"..-•
The Premier, the Marquis of Salibury
replying to Lord Kimberley's criticisms of
the negotiations, said:
"The Boer Government was pleased to
dispense with any negotiations on our
part respecting the causes or justifica
tion of the war. They have done what no
provocation on our part could have Jus
tified. 1 hey have done what the strong
est nation has never in its strength done
to any opponent it had challenged. They
issued a defiance so audacious that 'l
could scarcely depict it without using
words unsuited for this assembly, and by
so doing they liberated this country from
the necessity of explaining to the people
of England why we are at war. But for
this no one could have predicted that we
would ever be at war. There have been
very grave questions between us, but up
to the time of the ultimatum the modes
we suggested of settling them were suc
cessful and the spirit in which we were
met was encouraging. We lat#ly had
hoped that the future had in reserve for
us a better fate.
"But now all question of possible peace
all question of justifying the attitude we
had assumed and all question of point
ing out the errors and the grave op
pression of which the Transvaal Govern
ment has been, guilty— all the questions
have been wiped away in this one great
insult, which leaves us no other course
than tho one which has received the as
sent of the whole nation and which it Is
our desire to carry out. ■ ■
"It is a satisfactory feature of our
policy during these later days that on
questions involving the vital interest* and
honor of the country there are no distinc
tions of party."
His Lordship said be believed that a
desire to get rid of the word "suzerainty"
and the ! reality which It expressed had
been the controlling desire— the dream of
President Kruger"s life. It was for that
the President of the Transvaal had set up
the negotiations of 1534, and In order to
get that hateful word out of the conven
tion he, had made considerable sacrifices
Mr. Kruger -has used oppression of the
Outlanders as a screw to obtain a con
cession on the subject' of suzerainty
"I quite agree," he remarked, "that the
word suzerainty Is not necessary for Great
Britain's present purpose. Situated __.%
Great Britain Is In South Africa toward
the Transvaal and Outlanders. she ha*
a duty to fulfill which has nothing to do
with any convention or any question of
suzerainty. This word, however, being
put into the treaty, obtained an artificial
value and meaning which has prevented
Great Britain entirely abandoning It If
Great Britain dropped It she would be In
timating that she also repudiated and
abandoned the Ideas attached to It. It
was largely due to the character of Mr
Kruger and to the Ideas pursued by him
that we have been led step by step to the
present moment, when we are compelled
to decide whether the future of South
Africa will be a growing Dutch suprem-
It is a. pleasure to be shaved and take a. re
freshing bath at Valvo's shaving parlors. 528
Broadway: private entrance to baths. ' *
Proof of the budding
Is in the Eating/
It is not what we say, but what Hood 's
Sarsapariiia does, that tells ' the story.
Thousands of people give the . proof by
telling of remarkable cures by Hood's Sar-
sapariiia of Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Dys-
pepsia, : Catarrh, Rheumatism, and all
other blood diseases and debility.
*acy or. a safe, perfectly established su
premacy of the English people." (Cheers.)
•The Premier concluded by dealing brietty
with the Government's future policy in
South Africa, declaring that, while there
must be ho doubt as to the paramountry
of the sovereign power of Great Britain,
there must also be no doubt that the
white races in South Africa would be put
upon an equality and due precautions
taken for the "philanthropic, friendly and
improving .treatment of those countless
indigenous races of whose destiny I fear
we have hitherto, been too forgetful.
"Those thinigs must be Insisted upon in
the future," exclaimed Lord Salisbury.
"By what means they are. to be obtained
I do not know. I hope they may be con
sistent with a -very large amount-** au
tonomy on the part of a race which values
its Individual share in government as
much as the Dutch people do. But with
that Question we are not concerned now.
We have only to make It clear that the
great objects essential to the power of
England In South Africa, to the good gov
ernment of South Africa and to the rights
of all the races concerned, are the objects
of the British Government; objects,
which, with the full support of the na
tion and without distinction of party the
Government are now pursuing and which
they will pursue and persevere in to the
end." (Cheers.) .
After several less important speeches,
the House of Lords agreed to the address
and adjourned.
Promise That if This Is Done There
Will Be no Further
GLOBE, Ariz., Oct. 17.— Information re
garding the disturbance between negro
soldiers and Indians at the San Carlos
agency Indicates that the trouble Is far
from being ended.
The Indians demand the punishment of
the soldiers who participated in the as
sault, agreeing that If the culprits are
arrested and punishment meted out to
them the Incident will be closed, other
wise they will take the matter into their
own hands and they threaten to extermin
ate the soldiers. ■ 7 -■-
There are probably 1000 adult male In
dians at the agency, all armed, and the
consequences of an outbreak are viewed
with much apprehension. Thirteen sol
diers. implicated In the assault upon the
Indians, have been arrested, and will
probably be held for trial in the United
States court. An Indian policeman, who
was seriously. injured by the soldiers, is
not expected to live and his death might
greatly complicate matters. The agent
and the commanding officers are doing
their utmost to quell the disturbance and
bring the culprits to Justice.

REDWOOD CITY, Oct. 17.— The contest
in the Superior Court over the estate of
Robert Mills ended to-day in a victory
for the plaintiffs, Robert and Maria Chat
ham. . ■■'.■y7
The jury* after being out half an hour
brought In a verdict that plaintiffs were
the children of the deceased capitalist,
and that he so publicly acknowledged and
treated them. The verdict was unani
mous. The estate of Mills was appraised
at $300,000, two-thirds of which will go to
the Plaintiffs if the verdict of to-day
• ♦
Dam Abandoned.
ANGELS ! CAMP. Oct. 17.— big dam
under construction at. the Melones mine
at Robinson ferry will . be abandoned
until' the .'Winter - season is. over. The
storm-last week ' raised -the- water. In the
river to sucti a degree-that, it was neces
sary to break- the wingdam ■to rescue the
pumps and , other machinetV from de
struction: ■ About 187 men- were' discharged.
The company has put- -.about- $25.-000 into
the project. . .7* - -' ." rr- .*..■•.-■.-• :
William H. Appleton Dying.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17.— William H. Ap
pleton. head of the publishing house of
D. Appleton & Co., is dying at his coun
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Taxes Due Upon Assessments
Made by the State Board
of Equalization.
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 11, 1899.
In accorflance with the revisions of Section
3668 of the Political Code, notice ls hereby
given that I have received from the Stat*
; Board of Equalization the "Duplicate Record
of Assessments of Railways" and the "Dupli-
i cate Record of Apportionment of Railway As-
I sessments," containing the assessments upon
the property of each of the following named
; associations or corporations as rtxed by said
State Board of Equalization for the year 1899.
California Pacific Railroad Company. Cen-
tral Pacific Railroad Company, Northern Cali-
f ornia Railroad Company, Northern Railway
| Company. South Pacific Coast Railroad Com-
pany. Southern Pacific Railroad Company,
| Southern California Motor . Road Company,
! San Francisco and • North Pacific Railway
j Company. Southern California Railway Com-
pany, Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company.
| North Pacific Ccast Railroad Company. San
Francisco and San Joaquin' Valley Railway
' Company, Nevada County Narrow-Gauge Rail-
' road Company, Carson and Colorado Railroad
: Company, Nevada-Caltfornla-Oregon Railway
Company, Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Company, Paclflc Coast Railway Company.
; Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad Company,
; Gualala River Railroad Company, California
and Nevada Railroad Company, Sierra Railway
i Company cf California, Sierra Valley Railway
l Company. San Francisco an.l San Mateo Elec-
tric Railway Company, Randsburg Railway
Company, and Pullman Palace Car Company.
The State and county taxes on all personal
| property and one-half of the State and county
i taxes on all real property are now due. and
payable and will be delinquent on the last
Monday in November next, at 6 o'clock p. m.,
and unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the-
Capitol, prior thereto, 5 per cent will be added
| to the amount thereof, and unless so paid on
: or before the last Monday in April next, at
6 o'clock p. m.. an additional 5 per cent will
I be added to the amount thereof.
The remaining one-half of State and county
i taxes on all real property will be • due and
i payable after the first Monday in January
I next, and will be delinquent on the last, Mon-
i day in April next, at 6 o'clock p. m.. and
unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the
Capitol, prior thereto. 5 per cent will be added
I to the amount thereof.
E. P. COLGAN. State Controller.
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