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PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.— The President to-day Issued the following proclamation: "A national custom, dear to the hearts of the people, calls for tho setting apart of one day In each year for special thanksgiving to Almighty God for the blessings of the preceding year. This honored observance ac quires with time a tenderer significance. It enriches domestic life. It summons under the family roof the ab sent children to glad reunion with those they love. "Seldom ha.s this nation had greater cause for profound thanksgiving. No great pestilence has Invaded our shores. . l employment waits upon labor. Abundant crops have rewarded the efforts of the husbandman. Increased com forts have come to the home. The national finances have been strengthened and public credit has been sustained and Eirmer. In all branches of industry and trade there has been an unequaled degree of prosperity, while -there has been a steady pain in the moral and educational growth of our national character. "Churches and schools, have flourished. American patriotism has been exalted. Those engaged in maintaining nor of the flag with such signal success have been In a large degree spared from disaster and disease. An honorable peace has been ratified with every power on earth. "The trust which we have assumed for the benefit of the people of Cuba has faithfully advanced. There-Is marked progro:-s toward the restoration of healthy industrial conditions, and, under wise sanitary regulations, the Island has enjoyeci unusual exemption from the scourge of fever. The hurricane which swept over our new possession of Porto Riro. destroying the homes and property of the inhabitants, called forth the instant sympathy of the people of the United Btates, who were swift to respond with generous aid to the sufferers. While the insurrection still con tinues in tho island of Luzon, business Is resuming Its activity and confluence in the good purposes of the United States is being rapidly established throughout the archipelago. "For these reasons and countless others, I, "William McKinloy, President of the United States, do name Thursday, the 30th day of November next, as a day of general thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed as such by all our people on this continent, and In our newly acquired islands, as well as by those who may be at sea, or sojourning in foreign lands, and I advise that on this day religious exercises shall be conducted in the churches or meeting places of all de nominations in order that in the social features of the day its real significance may not be lost sight of, but fervent prayers may be offered to the Most High for a continuance of the divine guidance without which man's efforts are vain, and for divine consolation to those whose kindred and friends have sacrificed their lives for our country. "I recommend, also, that on this day, so far as may be found practicable, labor shall cea-se from its accustomed tcil and charity abound toward the sick, the needy and the poor. "In witness whereof, 1 have sot my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. "WILLIAM McKINLET." Map Showing the Eastern Part of the lerritory Which Pres ident Steyn's Proclamation "nnexes to the Orange Free Ftate. This country was settled by the P ers, who still form a large part of the white population. It was en from them and Included in ;my and Bochuanaland I hips at various times ■ the discovery of its valuable trees. nave not got them." ■ Mr Chamberlain also denied that he had refused to see Dr. Montague White, the agent of the Transvaal, who, the Colonial Secretary added, had never ap plied for an audience. The Speaker. William Court Gully, in tervened at this juncture and declared that all references to such matters were out of order. The pugnacious spirit animating the public has reached the legislators. Apart from the diversion created by Mr. Davitt there was a lively scene in the House between Gavin Brown Clark, Radical member for Caithness, ex-agent of the Transvaal, and Major Rasch, Conserva tive member for the southeast division of Essex. Mr. Clark denied Major Rascn's 6tatement that he (Clark) was in the Boer camp at the time of the fight at Majuba Hill, and characterized the as sertion as a sample of the misrepresen tation now prevailing. Major Rasch promptly retorted that his statement was made on the authority of Mr. Clark himself, who told him so six pears ago, adding if Mr. Clark again de nied the statement he, the major, would take the first opportunity of repeating the statement to him outside of Parlia ment, when he could take what steps he liked. Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the former Liberal leader in the House, said he desired to again call attention to the provocation of the Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Chamberlain) during the negotiations and in his speech at Highbury. Mr. Chamberlain replied, repudiating the Intention to be provocative and saying he only intended to be plain and free from ambiguity. He added that he only followed in the negotiations the princi ples observed by all statesmen during the past ten or twenty years. There was a time, he explained, when diplomacy was regarded as given to -statesmen to enable With Heavy Head, Dull, Red Eyes, He Awakes From s^\ a Feverish, ( ) Restless V>sf Night. All ■ B All (( \ illwsl»V,Lj condition of • h e a'-r- t, ' \&p heavy, dull eyes, means *^fej3£ j the beginning of nervous disorder — Neurasthenia. HUDYAN will help you. Don't take any- thing else— Just take HUDYAN. Notice the figures. No. 1 means palpita- tion of heart; No. 2 tells of headaches; No. 3 shows hollow eyes and dark rings under eyes; No. 4 may be paleness or emaciation; No. 5 is impaired digestion, Your best plan will be to get a package of HUDYAN from your druggist. Read the directions. HUDYAN gives different results to different people. HUDYAN acts peculiarly. Druggists sell HUDYAN, 50c a package; six packages, $2 50. If your druggist does not keep it, send direct to HITDYAN REMEDY COMPANY, corner Stockton, Ellis and Market streets, San Francisco, Cal. CONSULT HUDYAN DOCTORS- FREE. CALL OR WRITE. LONDON. Oct. 25.— Michael Da vltt. Irish Nationalist member for South Mayo, announced In the House of Commons to-day that he would resign to-morrow, as a pro test against the Boer war. Mr. Davttt dt-nounced the jingo press, and said that the war " for the meanest and most mercenary aims would be known as the greatest crime of the century. He declared that if he had been offered home rule and an Irish republic he would not have accepted them If accom panied by the condition that he vote for the war. As a protest, he would ask to be relieved from at tendance in the^House. He had been In the House for five years trying to obtain Justice for Ire land, and he left it convinced that "no cause of justice and right would have the support of the House unless backed by force." Mr. Davitt's resignation was something of a coup do theatre, as the Pall Mall Gazetu- says that some time ago he told his Intimate friends that he would take the lirst oppor tunity of retiring from Parliament. It is understood that Mr. Davitt Will return to Ireland and devote himself to literary and journalistic work. them tr> conceal their thoughts. That might fairly be called the "old diplo macy," which, he said. "I absolutely re pudiate. People," he continued, "are en titled to demand a clear exprc=Fi"ii of views, and there was never the slightest justification for the statement that Presi dent Kruger had been in doubt." Mr. Chamberlain then said: "Our ob- i jects. methods and determination were to i carry out these plans. It was neces- j sary to Impress upon President Kruger the seriousness of the step he was called i upon to take and the consequences which ; would follow any mistake on his part. It i was not desirable to Include In an offi cial dispatch collateral suggestions and Indications of opinion, but semi-official warning was frequently conveyed in a speech. A similar warning was given by Lord Salisbury to the Sultan at the Gulld hali banquet and I am still absolutely unrepentant." Regarding Mr. Davitt Mr. Chamberlain bald he recognized that he had hlthertG discussed the matter moderately and sin cerely, "and," he added, "I would pay ; the greatest attention to hlB arguments ! if I did not know he would use precisely ■■ the same arguments In regard to any \ British war, which are based on his en- j mity to England. "What would have been the Irish ar- j gument in the Spanish-American war, in | which Spain showed herself infinitely les3 capable of defending herself than the Transvaal " Here William Redmond, Parnelllte i member for East Clare, shouted: "The I Transvaal did not blow- up your war ships." Mr. Chamberlain continued: "The great, I almost determining contest between the i United States and Spain, was fought j without the loss of a single American. We have never denied that the Transvaal was a foeman worthy of our steel. Not only was the disparity In the forces in the Spanish-American war as great as those now engaged, but the contention of the United States and their right of interfer ence arose from the fact that at the same distance from their territories there was oppression, not of American citizens but of another race and people, and justi fied the intervention of the United States in the mind of the civilized world, or at any rate, in the eyes of Englishmen and \ Irishmen. But we are interfering in be- : half of our own people. It Is perfectly certain that Mr. Davitt, but for his hatred of England, would sympathize with us as he did with America." Mr. Chamberlain then replied to the criticism of his note accepting the medi ation of Mr. Hofmeler, the Afrikander I leader, pointing out that while he believed Mr. Hofmeier was sincere, yet he could not forget that when President Kruger j made "absolutely compulsory proposals I for a settlement," Mr. Hofmeler was per- j fectly ready to accept them. President Kruger misled Mr. Hofmeler In promis ing him proposals which differed materi ally from those he really presented. "There has been on the part of the Transvaal crookedness altogether incom prehensible If they desired a settlement," continued Mr. Chamberlain. "I be lieve that from first to last Presi dent Kruger never Intended to give anything approaching equal rights to the white races, or any j acknowledgment of British supremacy. , War, therefore was inevitable. There has been an enormous strain upon us. We are called upon to bring the war to a I quick conclusion and .send across the «ea a force ruch as no nation In history ever before sent. This is entirely due to the preparations which made the Transvaal an armed camp ami which not only se- | • cured It a defensive position, but enabled j ■ It to take the offensive against ihe large : forces now engaged. "Such a thing could not b* continued I forever. We have needed a permanent j force of 25.000 In South Africa. We are I \ told wo fcball lose South Africa, Our J foreign friends are convinced of it. Yet ' they are not happy. Such predictions | j were made before and were even current ! in the days of Elizabeth. But I am no* j alarmed. One great Teutonic people can i not hold :n subjection another great Teu tonic people, but this has never been our course. It is impossible to' pretend that the Dutch at the Cape are crushed by our j rule, when they have all the rights ! Englishmen possess, and even in In dividual cases are permitted to talk and ' write treason. Whatever may be the | | result of the war and the premature talk i | of the result from the present war does i ; any one imagine that we shall fall to do for others what we claimed for ourselves, i or refuse equal rights to the Dutch in the ■ Transvaal, which they refused us?" The House finally, by a vote of 224 to ! 28, passed the second reading of the ap propriation bill. KOCK WILL RECOVER. LONDON, Oct. 26.— Th© Daily Mall has THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL,, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26. 1899. M4JOR H. F. SCOTT, of Cape Colony Police. "While defending Vrybrug Major Scott was compelled to evacuate the town because of treachery among the inhabitants, and, brood ing- over hi? forced retreat, com mitted suicide. the following from Pleterrr.Hritzburg, Natal, dated October 23: "The proclamation o.f martial law throughout Nat a! has given grc:it satis faction. Amonpr the Boer prisoners at Larlysmith are Dewitt Hamer, member of the Raad for Barbeton, and Dr. Van Leg gle, Public Prosecutor at Heidelberg*. Among the killed was Mr. di Jong, sec retary of the Transvaal Education De partment. "It is now expected that General Jan Kork, th° Boer commander, will recover. General White gave him the option of bo ing taken to Pretoria or remaining at Ladysmith. and he Chosa the I "The heavy losses of the Kings Royal Rifles at Dundee seem to have been cine to the black belts worn over the khaki, and which afforded an excellent target." PREPARES FOR ANY FOREIGN COMPLICATIONS LOXDON, Oct. 25-The extent of the British preparations revealed by to-day's information causeß a strong reiteration | of the rumors of serious foreign complica tions. It is now said that Rear Admirrrl Lord Charles Beresford will command the Mediterranean squadron, and details of the activity at the dockyards and naval stations are coming in hot and fast. It is said that, whether or not Great Britain seriously fears Russia* or French aggres sion, the naval preparations have been under consideration for several months, and it was the Admiralty's intention to put them in force as soon as war was nr> clared, it being deemed necessary to in crease the active strength of the navy in order to insure the large fleet of trans ports against every possible contingency. The Times, commenting editorially on the rumor of European intervention, scouts the idea, and says: "No power will lift a finger. The alarming combinations built upon our naval movements have no existence save in overheated imagina tions." Dispatches from the Continent to the Daily Mail say that the French fleet haa received instructions to watch the move ments of the British Mediterranean squadron and that the Italian fleet is un der orders to concentrate in the Bay of Spozia. QUEEXSTOWN, Oct. 25— The British cruisers Furious, Pelorus and Pactolus sailed from here this afternoon, en route to Cape Clear, where they will meet eight battleships and two cruisers of the Chan nel squadron from the North of Ireland. The fleet will then proceed ostensibly to Gibraltar, but it is thought that possibly its destination is a Spanish or Portuguese port, as the vessels have taken out bills of health from the Consuls of those coun tries. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.— Interference by continental Europe in the war between Great Britain artd the South African Re public is not expected by administration officials here. Mediation may be olfered, but present indications ahow that thero will be no coalition to compel Its accept ance, and there is certainly no anticipa tion of the administration that the United States will be Invited to Join other pow ers in tendering its good offices to bring about a settlement of the war. Up to this time It Is stated authoritatively that the United States has not been ap proached by any power of Europe to use its influence to bring an end to hostilities, and it was stated significantly that na tions of the continent are unlikely to make such a suggestion in view of their understanding that the President does not intend to take any stepß in the matter until he is informed by both Great Britain and the South African Republic that they will be willing for him to mediate. The expectation of the authorities that there will be no interference In the war Is based upon the fact that the British Government still has Its strong arm—the navy— free to use in any direction that may appear necessary. Thero lias not been any considerable strengthening of the naval force in South Africa, because there is nothing for It to do In that di rection. War in that region Is purely a military problem. Great Britain thus has practically her entire naval strength pre pared to resist the Intervention of any third power, and it is the suggestion In this connection that the mobilization of her Mediterranean squadron at Gibraltar is simply a step in the direction of pre paredness. The movement of the French squadron In the Levant is not believed to have any reference to the Transvaal war. MANY BOERS IN THE FIELD. LONDON. Oct. 23.— According to a Brus sels dispatch Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic c gent of the Transvaal in Europe, has is sued a statement that the Boers have SACRIFICED LIFE TO SAFE THEIR HERDS Pathetic Story of the Faith fulness of Montana Shepherds. ?ICTIMS"OFBLIZZARD — « — Perished With Their Flocks In stead of Seeking Safety From the Storm's Fury. Special IMspateh to The Call. MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. 25.— A special from Glen Falls. Mont., says: If any one has concluded that the time has passed when the servant Is as faithful to the interests of his master as he, could be to his own, he should consider the Btory of the recent blizzards which swept through Teton County, in the northern part of this State, a county given up to the raising of sheep and cattle. As a result of that storm nine men are known to be dead, and the bodies of five have been recov ered. With one exception all were sheep herders, and all were found lying in such positions as to indicate that they had stayed with their bands to the laat, dying in their attempts to save the property of their employers. William <;raham. working for the Cus ■';i<t. i.and Company, was found in a coulee near Healy Butte. It is evident that ho had tried hard through the night to get his sheep into camp, but had not 6U( ci -'led. Conscious of the death which w;\s impending, he returned to his twit about midnight, and there wrote and left ; a note saying he was nearly exhausted, i but was about to return to the shoep^j whioh were drifting up the c>>ulee. He [ w;;s found stretched on the snow, his lantern about twenty feet distant. Of his; two dogs, one remained to guard the body while the other followed the sheep. He was unmarried and recently said that he had not a relative In the world. Norman Bruce worked for Will Flow* eree. He remained with his sheep until he mAhfeged to drive them into a sheltered ! spot, where they would be safe. Blinded by the storm, he mistook the coulee where his cabin was built .'-nd wandered upon another. RgaHSing his mistake too late. he turned back and fell less than 200 yards | from his home and safety. The searching party found his dogs stretched across the body Bruce was unmarried and a native of.JEJrtnce Edward Island. Mix Gregonch w;,s round with his arms l frozen upon hia breast. His dog had fol- i lowed the sifeep into camp and returned! w : t } i the rescue rmrty too late. H. E. Herald, working for S. C. Schiff- | in. was lying in the deep snow, hia beard : eaten off by the sheep, which had also eaten his clothes- and part of his boots. This is only a portion of the pathetic Bide of the disaster, and the fidelity of one herder is probably no greater than that of any other. It is probable the death list is hardly begun. Bands ot sheep without herders have been reported from various points in the storm district, and later these will be traced and the dead herders found. Now the snow covers up everything on the prairie, and the coulees, many of them more than 100 feet deep, with steep sides, are filled with it. Without exception this \>as the most severe and most fatal Oc tober storm ever occurring in Montana. now nearly 100.000 men in the field, made up a* follows: Boer regulars, 35.OO0; artil lery. 1250; police, 1750; Orange Free State troops. 15,000; Natal Boers, 3000: Bechuan aland and Rhodesian Boers. R000; foreign legion, 600; Americans, 4000; Germans. 6000; Dutch Belgians, 2000; Irish, 1000; Scandinavians, 600; French, Swiss and Italians. 200. The Jews, it appears, are doing polW-e work. A special dispatch from Pretoria, dated October 24, purports to give an interview with one of the highest Transvaal execu tives, who is quoted as having urged that, while the Boer successes 1 were yet unim portant, there was still time for an amic able settlement, as he believed the Boers had been misled as to the real issue. PROTEST OF THE GERMANS AGAIST TRANSVAAL WAR BERLIN, Oct. 25.— At a meeting of 3000 members of the Pan-German and Anti- Semite League at Hamburg to-day, called to protest against the Transvaal war, a dispatch was sent to Emperor William full of solemn patriotic effusions and urg ing him to intercede in behalf of the Boera and postpone his journey to England. The Vossische Zeitung, commenting on this, says: "Vigorous protests, should be 'made against passionate and malevolent I treatment of the war, which gives color to the idea that the Germans cannot do enough to show their enmity for Great Britain. The majority in this country have nothing in common with the Anglo phobia in which the Hamburg meeting waded." The paper then quotes Prince Bis marck's dictum that Great Britain's friendship is more useful to Germany than the whole valley of the Nile and the pyramids, adding: "Had Prince Bis marck been an English Minister he would have acted toward the Boers like the English Government has done." The Berliner Neueste Nachrichten de scribes President Steyn's proclamation as a "false step that may have serious re sults. " The Kolnische Zeitung pays a tribute of gallantry to the British officers, point ing out that of the German loss in the battle of Spicheren only 4V4 per cent were officers, while at Glencoe and Elands Laagte the British officers killed and wounded was 14^ per cent of the total loss. DYNAMITE TRUCKS BLOWN UP. LONDON, Oct. 25.— A dispatch to the Morning Post from Klmberley, dated Oc tober 21, via Orange River, October 24, says: "An armored train was engaged this evening and one of our men killed. Two trucks of dynamite were removed NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. r-^j: ; ■. 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The Boer loss is un certain. The Boer artillery moved around, trying to draw the force covering the town. There was a small engagement, but nothing of consequence happened. We are completely isolated and as safe as a bank. Not one man has left. Rain is approaching. Our troops met the enemy, cutting the line to-day, and a Maxim gun on the train did good work and cleared away the wreckers." WOLSELEY HAS DOCTORED REPORTS FROM THE FRONT LONDON, Oct. 25.— The commander-in chief. Field Marshal Lord Wolseley, has apparently now been convicted of "doc toring" official reports from the front. and there is a strenuous demand on all sides for a reversion to the earlier prac tice, when the reports of General Sir Stewart White, the British commander in Natal, were given out textually as soon as received. The commander-in-chief's summary, as read in the House of Com mons yesterday, spoke of General White having fought a successful action, whereas General White's own account puts an entirely different complexion on the situation, reduces the movement to its proper proportions and shows that further exciting intelligence may be ex pected from the same quarter at any mo ment. It is quite evident that the war in Natal has only commenced, and that the Boers are by no means discouraged at losing the first Jtwo battles. Many ex perts are satisfied* that General Joubert is even now close to the heels of the British, and that a decisive action may be fought soon. The main fact that the British were forced to evacuate the Natal triangle. Which the Boers naturally and rightly claim as a conspicuous success, and which they even emphasize by a procla mation annexlng'Northern Natal, is prov ing an unpalatable pill to the public, whose appetite has been whetted by the previous successes, which had been as sumed to be greater than they really were, as the determination and gallantry of the Boers enable them to quickly re organize and achieve desired objects by other methods. Later estimates of the Boers' losses at Elands Laagte give 300 killed. Their cool ness, bravery and good aim can be judged from the fact that out of seventeen or eighteen officers with the half battalion of Gordon Highlanders, four were killed and thirteen were wounded, while the casualties among the rank and file were 27 per cent during less than three hours' firing. Lieutenant Campbell of the Gor don Highlanders has since died from his wound*. GENERAL SYMONS IMPROVED. CAPE TOWN, Oct. 25.— Intelligence re ceived here yesterday from Natal says the bullet has been extracted frum the wound of General Symons. who was struck while leading his troops at the bat tle of Glencoe, and that the patient it cheerful and doing well. INTERESTS THE PEOPLE OF THE PACIFIC COAST Patents, Postofflce Changes, Pensions and Army Orders Affecting the Slope. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.— G. W. Cum mins was to-day appointed postmaster at Covelo, Mendocino County, vice P. W. Handy, resigned. Pacific Coast patents were granted to day as follows: California— Emanuel Berg, Woodland, grain roller; Stephen H. Chase, San Jose, iruit-dryiiig tray; Charles Curamings, Oakland, unloading means for air com preesora; Willis G. Dodd. San Francisco, operating mechanism; Frank C. Faxon, Sun Francisco, acetylene gas burner; James B. Gill, San Francisco, coin con trolled call recording device for telephone systems; S. P. Gundmundso, San Fran dSCO, BAW-filing device; Bernard Bails man, San Francisco, slidable and swinging sash; Harry Markham, San Rafael, letter opener; Charles W. Merrill, Alameda, dis charge gates for tanks; William Morck, Oakland, car fender; P. S. Nowacki, San Francisco, water lifting apparatus; John P. Simmons, San Francisco, assignor to S. V. Mooney. air compressor; Joseph St. Mary, San Francisco, steam trap; John E. Stuart, Winchester, apparatus for mining in frozen earth; Frank Walker, Los Angeles, combination soil pipe drain age and venting fitting; Milton A. Wheaton .San Francisco, elevator. Oregon— William A. Wood and J. M. Eddy, Eugene, gasoline lamp; Solomon Itehart, Lake View, pumping apparatus; Frank T. Cook, Antelope, lubricant. Washington— John Nash, Dayton, door. The postoffices at Gilkata and Sheep Camp. Alaska, will be discontinued after October 31. Station F, Los Angeles pOßt offlce, has been changed to 1910 South Main street. Army orders: Private William Clark, Twenty-eighth Infantry, Presidio, San Francisco, having enlisted under false pretences, will be discharged without honor from the service of the United States by the commanding officer of his station. First Lieutenant Louis P. Smith as sistant eurgeon. will be relieved from duty at Fort Russell upon the arrival of As sistant Surgeon Barbour and will pro ceed to San Francisco. Assistant Surgeon George H. Rlchard Hales. goods at one fair price. one of our $6 hats. f^dressv pearl |^^ pi, ''gray hat, trim- ' \ mcd in gray J|K \,Jj velvet and rib- fte^Jf ton; large gray dove posed on VJI/ side; velvet ''^JV. trimming on hT }y bandeau. .$6 good gloves. ladies' 2-clasp lambskin glove, soft and pliable as French kid; fitted and guaranteed; kept in repair and cleaned free '...,'. $1 pair 3-clasp Hte. 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Oct. 25.— A statement was given out to-day by George McAneny. secretary of the National Civil Service Reform League, in wnich he says: The National Civil Service Reform League has addressed a letter to the Civil Service Com mission, asking that step* be taken to necure the prosecution of the Federal officer and others responsible for the action of the Ohio Repub lican State Committee in pendinß appeal? for political contributions to Government employes throughout the country. The chairman of the committee In question Is Congressman Charles Dick of th* Nineteenth Ohio District In this letter to the Civil Service Com mission it Is alleged that the letters of the Government employes were printed on letter-heads of the "finance committee of the Ohio State Executive Committee." and it is pointed out that these letters explicitly state that the money solicited is to be applied to the uses of the full committee, of which Mr. Dick is chair man. It Is alleged further that the circular has been Bent to thousands of Govern ment subordinates in all parts of the country, including even clerks and other minor employes in the Xew York Custom house. DEWEY'S NEW HOME TURNED OVER TO HIM Committee Has Enough Money to Cover the Cost of the House and Incidentals. . WASHINGTON. Oct. 25.-The house on Rhode Island avenue recently purchased for Admiral Dewey by popular subscrip 4 ■ „ . _ _ O N , M \ AND "" f U- o V SEND FOR MY 2 ♦ ? i IT TELLS HOW | t WITH I DR. T. A. SANDEN- 18 THIRD STREET ' I ♦ nPFipp tm,., w»-«i^, 8»n Fnnciieo, C»l. O | 4 lie* South Spring Street, Los Angeles. ° Hales. neckwear. a manufacturer's sample line of neckwear — some not in perfect order, some a little crushed, some a little poiled; we have also picked out of stock all crushed and soiled pieces, ' worth up t<> $1 each, and will sell I them with the sample line 25c each leather goods. 16-inch cabin bag imitation alli- gator $2 alligator coin purse, thumb clasp, leather lined 2">r- shopping bagr, 10 inches outside, coin purse, leather handles 35c toilet articles. odds and ends in toothbrushes 5c each Kirk's violet and rose toilet soap.. sc Hale's saponaceous tooth powder.. 100 soap stand and toothbrush holder 5c stationery. pen and ink tablets— note, pocket and letter size; 100, SO and 41 ruled leaves respectively; regular and gn,..l values .it 10c each 5c each Blaisdell's paper pencils; needs no knife to sharpen 2c each folding waste paper basket, made of heavy tarboard, with .outside lith- ograph desig-ns 25c each slick files and hook flies; keep your bills and papers safely 5c each tlon was formally turned over to him to-day by Assistant Secretary Vanderlin and United States Treasurer Roberts ol the Dewey home committee. Mr. Fitch, the owner, went to the Treasury Depart* ment this afternoon and presented th^ deed, which was immediately filed for rec ord. The purchase price was about $50,000, Two subscriptions were received to-day which completed the payment, including the expenses incident to the project. On* for $1000 came from Brooklyn and the oth-. er. $275. was received from the Western Union Telegraph Company. MEN IN CHARGE OF BOLIVIA'S DESTINIES Velazco and Capriles Named for Vice- Presidents Under Colonel Pando. BUENOS AYRES, Oct. 25.— Colonel Pan do has been elected President of Bolivia in succession to Senor Severo Fernandez Alonzo. 1.1 MA, Peru, Oct. 25, via Galveston, Tex.— The Bolivian convention has pro claimed Senor Lueio Valazco and Senur Anibal Capriles first and second vie, presidents of the republic in succession to Dr. Rafael Pena and Dr. Genaro San Jines. THE GRANT AND AZTEC ARRIVE AT MANILA Twenty-Sixth Volunteers Proceed ta Their Post at Iloilo Without Disembarking. MANILA. Oct. 25.— The funeral of Cap, tain Guy Howard, the assistant quart, r master, Bon of Major General O. O. How ard (retired}, who was killed on October 22 near Arayat, took place to-day and wa3 larg-ely attended. A procession of troops escorted the body to the wharf and ; placed It on board the transport Beleian King. The Twenty-sixth Infantry arrived on i the transport Grant yesterday and sail, d I for Iloilo to-day without <li"sembarkiru' ! The insurgents have returned to the vi cinity of Calamba. They have incr^as. 1 in numbers and are surrounding ..he towa i on the land sides. WASHINGTON, Oct X.— The War De, 1 partment has received the following from i General Otis: i MANILA. Oct. 2=!.— Transport Grant, with tha i Twenty-Blxtn Volunteers and recruits arrived yesterday. No casualties. Aztec, with civll ; ian employes, arrived this morning. Sevea r.oi-ses lost. All others In good condition.