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The attorneys for the defendant asked
for a nonsuit on the ground that it had
not been proved that on August 10, 1SDS,
Ryan and Mrs. Buelna entered into an
agreement to marry, nor had It been
shown that at the time the defendant
was an unmarried woman. The motion
was denied.
William Kennedy said he had known
Ryan a number of years. Tn July; 1*33,
Ryan came to him to rent a house for a
friend from Santa Cruz. Mrs. Buelna
shortly afterward occupied the house for
a short time.
SANTA CRUZ. Nov. 20.— The $15,000
breach of promise suit of Frances Buelna
against John Ryan, the wealthy Pajaro
Valley farmer. Is attracting many specta
tors to the Superior Court. The first wit
ness called this morning was the plaintiff,
whose cross-examination of yesterday
was continued. She said she told of her
engagement to Ryan to her sons and
daughter and a number of friends.
Was to Wed Fanner Ryan.
Mrs. Buelna Informed Friends She
Bishops has decided to raise a K.OM.COO
thank offering for foreign missionary
work and the spread of thr r-osd?! to
heathen nations. The only dissenting
voice was that of Bishop Morrlll o' Chi
cago. He said he was opposed to the pro
ject, on the ground that he regarded It a3
one of the most stupendous blunders ev?r
undertaken In the history of the church.
Lieutenant Haesler Dead.
Lieutenant Francis Joy Haesler. L*. S.
N.. died at the Naval Hospital here to
day of typhoid fever. Lieutenant Haes
ler was eminent as an electrician and was
an expert In the application of compvssed
air In mechanics. In the battle f.f San
tiago, which resulted In the des'ruct'on
of Cervera's fleet. Lieutenant Hriesle
was in charge of the starboard turret of
the battleship Texas and earned h!?h
praise for the manner In which \u* guns
were served.
Californians in New York.
The following Californians are in New
York: From San Francisco— A. H. Crock
er, at Belvidere; F. Greenwood, at Im
perial: Mrs. J. B. Haire. at Sturtevant;
MrB. J. P. Le Count. Mrs. F. N. Martinez.
W. Newman, at Cadillac: A. H. Peck, at
Grand Union; G. Q. Williamson and wjfe,
at Imperial; Mrs. L. Bemlsse. at St.
Denis; R. G. Hanford. at Park Avenue;
W. J. Martin, at Hoffman: J. S. Oyster,
at Everett.
From Los Angeles — MIsa Lounsbury, at
From San Jose— S. Pomeroy. M. Pom
eroy, at Grand Union.
Death Was Hastened
by Grief for Loss
ot His Wife.
Lost His Mind and
Finally Succumbed
to Paresis.
AguJnaldo. It Is supposed, la in North
ern Luzon, according to Ptatr>Tnem.< mirte
by ex-rebel leaders now in Mar.lln.
MAMLA, Nov. SO.-Gfneral Macabolcs.
the former Filipino chi°f. b preparing to
start In pursuit of Asrutnaldo with H»
picked natives, supported by American
troops. Other ex-rebel Filipinos will bo
used in eampaisr.ins in the country The'r
offers have not b~?ri formally ma.ie vet.
but they are ready if the authorities "will
accept their services.
the Filipino Chief Is in
Northern Luzon.
Accordingto Latest Accounts
American Troops to
Be Aided by the
Rebels. \
n4 work* off the Cold. Laxative Bromo
uinine TaWeu cure a cold In one day. So
¦urej Xo Pay. Price Za cent*. •
Stops the Cough
Agnews Asylum.
San Jose Woman Committed to the
SAN JOSE, Nov. 20.— Mrs. William C.
Vinter,' who resides with her husband at
Fifteenth and Julian, streets, becama vio
lently insane this ¦ morning 1 : and, : garbed
only in her night clothes, ran out - into
the rain. She had been suffering from
nervouBness for some time and was close
ly watched. She was ;found at the home
of her father, Abraham King, near ¦ by,
but_was so violent that it became neces
sary to summon the police to assist In
taking her home.
Mrs. Vlnter, who Is 37 years of age. re
cently gave birth to her fifth child nnd
her dementia followed the sickness. Her
mania is of an homicidal turn. This after
noon she was taken to Agnews Asylum
for treatment.
Fajls Bead in Court.
PORTLAND. Or.. Nov. 20.— F. H. Kin
ney of this city fell dead in the Jury box
of the State Circuit Court to-day. "He had
Just been sworn as a Juror when he was
attacked by heart failure. -
p* After there has been' a general Inter
change of opinion on the proposed reduc
tion. It is quite likely that a subcommit
tee will be appointed to draft a measure
It Is riot believed the bill can be prepared
and ready for the full committee until the
session begins. Ths measure, after it is
agreed upon by the Republicans,' will be
submitted to the demands of the commlt-
It can be stated that it will be the aim
of the committee to abolish the most bur
densome taxes and. to grajpt relief from
stamp taxes as far as possible.
The committee late In the day called on
the President to obtain his views on tho
proposed reduction. The committee will
meet again to-morrow. •
Commissioner Wilson went over . the
schedules with the members of the com
mission and both he and Secretary Gage
were questioned as to where reductions
could be made to the best advantage from
the treasury view point. Considerable of.
the discussion was centered in schedule
B, which taxes medicinal and proprietary
articles, and preparations, perfumery
cosmetics, chewing gum, wines, etc. There
was also discussion of stamp taxes
The discussion indicated that the com
mittee favored quite a change in this
feature of the law, and reductions wher
ever possible. The committee also desires
to eliminate the taxes on conveyances on
which there has been a great deal of com
Secretary Gage and Commissioner Wil
son of the Internal Revenue Bureau were
before the committee for some time dur
ing the afternoon. vThe Secretary told
the committee that In his opinion there
might be a reduction in revenues of $30
000,000. The war revenue act now ralqe'q
about $100,000,000.
No decision was reached as to the
amount of the reduction that Is to be
made. The session of the committee was
devoted mainly to a general discussion
and no agreement has been reached upon
any of the schedules.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.— The Repub
lican members of the Ways and Means
Committee met to-day to consider a meas
ure for the reduction of the war revenue
tax. The most important action taken
was a decision not to remove the tax of
10 cents a pound on tea. ! The committee
wiil not take up or disturb the tariff on
imports, as the members claim It would
open up the whole subject of tariff re
The committee will not grant any hear
ings while framing the bill, as full hear
ings were given during the last session
of Congress and since then, brief a and
statements of various Interests have been
received. Parties who are interested can
file briefs or statements with the com
Republican Members of Ways
and Means Committee
in Session.
The attachment garnishees whatever of
Brown's funds may be in the hands of
Thomas B. Collins and Edward Smith,
and they are made parties to IL Collins
is the reputed partner of Brown Inj the
Birchwood Distilling Company and Smith
was his partner In p. patent bicycle lump.
No action will be tifken against Paris C.
Eiown as bondsman for his son, since he
and his wife are 'taking steps to deliver
to the bank directors, or to the receiver,
portions of their tangible property. '
CINCINNATI. Nov. 20.— The first suit
bi ought in the case of the bank was in
stituted to-day by Receiver Tucker. It
vas in the nature of a blanket attachment
on all the. property of Frank M. Brown,
and Is to cover $20,000 of 4.he shortage.
This amount is alleged to have been taken
within the past twelve months, and In
cludes the lirst Items discovered In the
tnortage. The suit alleges that Brown, as
assistant cashier, fraudulently got posses
sion of the money and departed from the
State, with intent to defraud his creditors.
All that he Is known to possess will be
attached at once.
cover Some of the Money.
Receiver for the Bank Seeks to Re-
There have been air sorts of reports to
day about Brown having been seen at
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and other
points after he left St. Loui3 last Wednes
day, but none of these reports is believed
here and the whereabouts of Brown re
mains a mystery- No reward has yet
been offered for his apprehension.
The clerks of the German National
Bank, who are working with Receiver
Tucker's experts, to-day discovered an
other plan operated by Brown. When a
check -was entered October 31 for $3 45 he
entered it as $300 45 and got the benefit of
$3000. On the same date he put "2" In
front of an entry for $150 and got $2000
more. The experts say that Brown re
peatedly credited himself with one, two
and three thousand dollar deposits when
he did not deposit anything, but took out
the amount soon afterward. Brown's
books show that he did not steal sums less
than $1000 in any of these transactions. »
CINCINNATI. Nov. 20.— The experts
working on the books of the German Na
ticnal Bank at Newport, Ky.. report to
day that they have so far found a short
age of $195,000 in the accounts of Frank
M. Brown, the missing cashier.
Cashier Brown Stole Nearly
Two Hundred Thousand
and with a number of sick sailors from
the Tnwa, Ranger and Adams. She has
on board also a number of prisoners, Fen
tenced for insubordination. Upon her re
turn here two weeks hence the cruiser
will have on board 150 men for the Iowa
and stores for a six months', cruise to Val
paraiso. It is understood the cruiser will
remain here until February, ana in tho
meantime Roar Admiral Silas Casey will
succeed Rear Admiral Kautz in command
<jf the Pacific Coast squadron. The Phila
delphia will be made the flagship of Ad
miral Casey and he will go with her on
the trip potith.
EUfr. Foster, pr^idont of th<> Woman's Na
tional Ronuhlioan Association, addressed the
ftuiient? this afternoon on the work of the
T?<*1 Cro<=« Prviety.
Sick Sailors and Prisoners.
s-a.% VU2W1. Nov. ro.— The cruiser Phil
l«0phia sailed this mornine for Mare IsI-
Indians on a Raid in Mexico Did Not
Come From the Arizona .Res
PHOENIX. Ariz., Nov. 20.— A message
received h*re to-nipht from the San Car
lo? Reservation says that no Indians have
left the reservation, contradicting the be
lief that the Apache band which has been
on the warpath in Mexico came from San
Carlos. Therp are no Indications of un
cafiness among the San Carlos Apaches.
A dispatch from Casa Grande. Mex.,
t-tates that the fight reported there be
tween Mormons and a band of Indians
was grossly exaggerated. Slight trouble
occurred near Colonia Paeheco and the
whitrp f.red on a few wandering reds who
plundered eatables from a ranch house.
, One Indian Is said to have been killed
and another wounded.-
"Madame Bernhardt will have a reper
toire of seven plays, which will Include
'Hamlet,' •Gamllle' and 'L'AIglon.' I have
brought her to this country at a great ex
pense, and this may perhaps be the last
time that she will undertake to make a
tour of the United States."
Maurice Grau said last evening that he
had Just received a telegram from Sarah
Bernhardt stating that she. had arrived
safely in New York. "I wish you would
state," he said, "that Sarah Bernhardt
will be out here In February. I am sure
that she will please the San Francisco
people. The sale of seats in New York
for her appearance Is larger than ever
before in this country. This will be the
third appearance of Madame Bernhardt
In San Francisco, but the first time, that
she and Coquelin will appear together In
this city. •
"Oh this boat, this boat," she said over
and over. "1 want to get ashore. I can
not read or write or talk on this boat."
Then she made rolling motions with her
two hands to show how the boat had be
haved. Her anxiety to get ashore created
the impression that she had been seasick
on the voyage, but the ship's doctor said
she was a good sailor and made no
trouble. The voyage was very rough dur
ing the. first four days, however, and all
aboard were made nervous by the con
stant shaking and tossing of the ship.
To a Call representative Bernhardt
would not discuss her roles In detail.
Asked which one she preferred she an
swered, "I like best the one that I am
playing at the time." Then her opinion
of M. Rostand's sanity was sought. She
gave it freely.
"He never was crazy," she said. "The
other writers are jealous of him and have
defamed him. He is not the greatest play
wright, but he is one of the greatest.
"Miss Adams — yes, I hear that she is a
charming girl, charming creature. Her
personation of L'Aiglon Is excellent."
Borne one suggested that Miss Adams
did not put enough of tragedy Into the
part, but Bernhardt could not be Induced
to venture any but a general criticism of
the American girl.
"I do not like it." she v said petulantly.
"The face is too short. My face Is easy
to draw. It Is very long and ugly and has
thin bones. Then she passed the picture
back to have the face made longer.
Bernhardt was arrayed In an outfit of
brown. Her dress was plain, but her
gown ox. rich fur swept the deck as she
courtesied to the reporters. She was a
picture that tempted an artist. As she
talked he sketched her and she watched
with a half smile as he worked. The
artist became nervous, but went on brave
ly. At last he finished and passed the
sketch up to her for an opinion.
Madame Bernhardt looked the picture
of health and smiled and bowed farewell
to the reporters who had accompanied her
from quarantine, as she took the arm of
Marcus Mayer, and, leading her two fox
terriers, "Mr. and Mrs. Dennis," tripped
to the open victoria which was in wait
ing. About the entrance was the usual
crowd of hackmen and porters, but be
sides there were many persons drawn
thither by the hope of seeing the great
actress. She faced the crowd smiling, but
when she saw that she was walking in
mud she lifted up her great robe of brown
fur and displayed her shapely ankles.
At that the crowd pressed so close that
the police had to swing their clubs and
pay rude things to keep the way open for
the divine Sarah. Her maid In waiting,
Mme. Levy, accompanied her and the
actress witrf her maid and Mr. Mayer,
were driven rapidly up town. They went
to the Savoy Hotel.
cam© sixty members of the company,
which Is to appear in California this win
ter. -
The Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court to-day decided to allow the alter
nate writs of prohibition asked by Charles
W. Morse, president of the American Ice
Company to restrain the Attorney Oen
eral from compelling the 'company's di
rectors and officers to appear before the
referee appointed ¦ to take testimony a3
to 'the allegation that the » company con
stituted a trust In violation of tho State
Alvord to Be Indicted.
Cornelius L. -Alvord Jr.. - formerly not«»
teller in • the . First National Bank, who
is accused of embezzling $790,000 from that
institution, was held to-day to await the
action of "the Grand Jury.' If is under
stood that Alvord ' will be. Indicted - Im
mediately and that his. case will be put
on thft calendar for ; the term beginning
the second Wednesday In December.
Two Million Thank Offering.
A special committee of - Metho Hit
An Ice Trust Ruling.
NEW YORK," Nov. 20.— A special
from Charlestown. N. H.. 3&ys:
Charles H. Hoyt, the well-known
playwright, died at his home
: here to-night of paresis, from
I which he has been suffering for several
I months past. Ever since his return to
i Charlestown aft > his release from a prl
j vate asylum at Hartford, by order of the
court early in August, it has been known
by his attendants and nearest triends
that his condition was serious and there
was little or no chance for his reco\cry.
but Mr. Hoyt apparently had seemed
hopoful of ultimate recovery.
Previous to two weeks ago there ap
pears to have been a slight improvement
in his condition although he had periods
of depression. About two weeks ago his
appetite /ailed and he had a bad turn,
from which .he only partially recovered
Since that time he had been unable to
take any except liquid nourishment, but
continued to be up and around his rooms
until yesterday. He steadily lost strength
and this morning he Buffered a relapse
and became unconscious, in which condi
tion he remained until death came.
Mr. Hoyt had no relatives here and at
the time of his death his two physicians,
two trained nurses, his valei and James
O. Lyford. his legal guardian, were in at
The funeral arrangements will not be
made until to-morrow, but it is probable
that the funeral will be. held Sunday.
Charles H. Hoyt was born in Concord.
N. H., during the early days of th-> Civil
War. He gained a little early schooling
in his native city and then attended the
Boston Latin School for two years. His
father, a man of some means, believea
that a more practical education could be
secured in travel and observation than
from books, so young Hoyt spent several
years in wandering about the country.
For a time he studied law in the office
of Chief Justice Cushing at Chartestown,
N. H. He gave up law to accept a tem
porary position on the St. Alban's Ad
vertiser, and acquitted himself ?o v/ell
that he attracted the attention of the
editor of the Boston Post. He acce.ptco
a position on that paper, and as editor of
the "All Sorts" column gained a reputa
tion as an extremely bright and witty
His first dramatic effort was called
"Glfford's Luck," a skit which had some
success on the road. Soon followed "A
Bunch of Keys," which made an instan
taneous hit. Then ne wrote "A Parlor
Match," another piece which proved re
markably successful, u>r Evans and Hoey.
It was played in every city of the country
continuously for twelve years arid up to
the death, of Hoey. Hoyt's next effort
was "A Rag Baby," and. In spite of ths
success of his two previous works, tho
play went a-begging tor some time.
. Manager after manager returned tho
manuseript'of the young playwright. Fi
nally he became disgusted and deter
mined, with his partner, Charles Thomas.
to put the play on at his own. risk. The
two young men had saved some money,
but not enough to stage the play. They
finally induced Manager Eugene Tomp
kins to take a third interest in the play,
and It was produced and made a success
even greater than its predecessors.
During all this time Hoyt retained his
connection with the Boston Post. The
great success of his plays convinced him,
however, that his proper field lay in that
direction, and he resigned from the paper
to devote his entire time to theatrical
management. "A Tin Soldier" was hlh
next production, and it met with the same
success as those which had gone before.
His name ¦was known to theater-goers
all over the country, ana everything he
wrote seemed to catch the popular fancy
at once. In rapid succession came "A
Midnight Bell," "A Texas Steer" and "A
Trip to Chinatown." The latter farce was
one of his greatest successes. It ran for
666 consecutive performances at Hoyt's
Theater, now the Madison Square, In New
Hoyt continued to turn out wonderfully
successful skits with a most prolific pen.
"A Temperance Town," "A Milk Whice
Flag," "A Black Sheep," "A Contented
Woman" and "A Stranger In New York"
were all practical successes and money
makers. It Is said that during one season
of "A Trip to Chinatown" Mr. Hoyt's In
come was about 1133.000.
Mr. Hoyt in 18S7 married Flora Walsh,
known to theater-goers throughout the
country as Bossy In "A Texas Steer." She
died in 1833, and In 1S94 he married Caro
line Mlskel. She was in one of Hoyfi?
plays, and as Caroline Miekel-Hoyt was
known as one of the most beautiful wo
men on the stage. Mrs. Hoyt died in Oc
tober, 1898. and from that time Mr. Hoyt
seemed a broken man.
He was always extremely nervous, and
shortly after bis wife's death his condi
tion became alarming. He suffered a se
vere attack of nervous prostration. Mor
bidly grieving over the death of hls« wife,
he plunged into work which completely
wrecked his health. He spent several
months in St. Augustine. Fla., and to a
certain extent regained his health. Ho
never recovered his former brilliancy,
however, and wrote his only complete
failure— "A Dog in a Manger. '* The fail
ure of this play, which was produced for
a few nights In Boston, completely dis
couraged nlm. He brooded more and more
over the death of hla wife and his condi
tion became such that he was finally ex
amined as to his sanity. The scene In
court was pathetic In the extreme. Hoyt
seemed to partially realize his condition,
but his nervous system waa so wrecked
and his once brilliant mind so ravaged by
worry and sorrow that he could not com
bat the terrible affliction which was .upon
him. Mournfully he repeated his wife's
name, explaining to the Judge that sine©
her death he had been unable to sleep, he
could get ,no rest. He was officially pro
nounced Incompetent and committed to an
asylum. . A few weeks later, through the
efforts of his friends, he was released and
taken to a private sanitarium. ;
Passing of a Comedian.
Joseph Ott. the comedian, died heie last
night of a complication of diseases. He
was taken 111 about two weeks age. He
leaves a wife. Mr. Ott was born In
Chelsea. Mass., thirty-eight years ago.
He played'hls first Important part when
about twenty years old In a short run in
Boston. In recent years he Ftarred in -ths
popular-price houses In a farce called
"Star Gazing." More than a . year ago
he Joined the New York Company ap
pearing first In "Broadway to Toklo "
and this season in "A Million Dollars"
He was in the cast of "N©ll-Go-In" when
taken with the illness which endcl In his
A Berlin special says: The birthday of
Empress Frederick was quietly commem
orated at Cronberg. Emperor William
was present at the celebration.
George Writes a Drama.
A special from Berlin says: Prince
George of Prussia has written a drama
which will be performed in Berlin during
the coming season.
A Chiistiania special says: The poet
Bjornson has recovered from his severe
illness and has started for Paris, where
he will make a long stay.
Birthday of the Empress.
A Constantinople special says: The rt»
peated representations of the United
States legation here have resulted in the
release from prison of the Armenian Arz
youan. who was arrested while traveling
on an American passport. Arzyouan was
ordered to leave the country.
Poet Bjornson Recovers.
A special from Berlin says: The pre
liminary hearing in the case of the woman
Selma Schapke. who recently attempted
the Emperor's life at Breslau. resulted in
the prisoner being ordered sent to an in
sane asylum for observation. A Breslau
merchant named Spindler, who took an
Instantaneous photograph of the scene at
the moment, the woman threw the hat
chet, was requested to destroy the pic
ture, because it would displease the Em
peror, and he complied with the request. ¦
Release of Arzyouan.
A Berlin special says: The second trial
of the defendants in the charges of gamb
ling at theCluh der Harmosen. after the
Reichsgericht had annulled the acquit
ting sentence, began to-day. One of the
defendants, Herr von Kroreher, son of
General von Kroreher, commander of an
army corps and an intimate adviser of
Emperor William, fled to the south, and
the court ordered his arrest wherever he
should be found. The principal culprit,
"Gentleman" Wolff, this time was pres
The Kaiser's Assailant.
The judgment of the Admiralty court
was rendered to-day in the action brought
by the owners of the British bark Emble
ton to recover damages for the sinking of
that vessel by the Cunard line steamer
Campania in July last during a heavy
fog. about six hours after leaving Queens
town, the collision resulting in the drown
ing of eleven of the crew of the Embleton,
which was loaded with dynamite. The
court found that the Campania's speed
was excessive and the Campania was
solely blamable for the sinking of the
Embleton, and judgment was pronounced
accordingly. The Cunard Company in
tends to make an appeal.
Second Trial of Gamblers.
The Daily Express publishes the follow
ing from Odessa: A party of thirty-eight
Turks, wishing to leavn Russia secretly,
galled at dead of night from Tschurusku
to cross the Black Sea. A storm arose
and the beat filled. First the baggage was
thrown overboard. Then the children and
finally the women were committed to the
sea; but this did not prevent the vessel
from foundering, and all perished, save
one lad who clung to the mast and was
washed ashore.
Campania's Spsed Excessive.
result of the American elections has in
no way modified their hone that the
United States would yet support the Boer
"The United States," said Mr. Fischer.
"remains a force in the councils of civ
nized nations and we trust this force will
eventually be exercised in bringing the
war to such an end as will protect our
rights. So atrociors have been the cruet
tics practiced by British officers and men
upon^-our women and children thnt we
would nuher fight the cruel and blood
thirsty Easutos and Zulus than the Brit
ish army. Our men. whose homes have
been ruined and whose women and chil
dren have been carried Into captivity, will
fight to the death. No Boer general will
Turks Perish at Sja.
NEW YORK,- Nov. 20.— When the
steamship TAqultaine was made,. fast to
her pier this morning the fir^t passenger
down the gangplank was Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt. Not far behfnd her was M.
Coquelin, the divine Sarah's co-star and
eminent also in his line of art. After them
Sreclal Dispatch to The Call
| Divine Sarah in the Best of
Health and Is Greeted
by Large Crowd.
Is Accompanied by
Coquelin and
VICTORIA. B. C, Nov. 20.— H. M. S.
Pheasant to-day received rush orders
from the Admiralty dispatching her to
Panama to protect British interests in
the revolution which has recurred. To
day ph<= loaded FtoreF. ammunition, etc..
and will eail at noon. On the following
•jay If. M. S. Icarus will sail on a cruise
t-.i the Pnuth S^a Islands.
British "Warships Go South.
Letters from Colon say that many, in
cluding foreigners, have been lodged in
the prison at Panama on suspicion of
hoping the rebels.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20.— Passengers on
board the steamer Advance, which ar
rived hf re to-day from Colon, confirm the
reports of the seizure of the British
steamer Taboea at Colon. The rebels
threatened to block the port of Buena
Ventura and the Government vessel had
broken down. They seized the Taboga to
transfer troops to Buena Ventura. An of
fer of $l'i.0"0 was made for the vessel prior
to seizure. The Government is quite will
ing to pay an Indemnity, but was unwill
ing to rii=k awaiting other means of trans
KINGSTON'. Jamaica. Nov. 20.— It has
been ascertained that a fortnight ago the
Colombian Government was negotiating
with the Pacific Navigation Company for
the purchase of one of its coast steamers
for war purposes. In consequence of the
rebel activity and the advance of the
rebel forces on Panama that city was
placed under marital law November 10.
The steamer Tnbnga is believed to have
|>een pent November 13 to bring reinforce
ments from the coast. But it is not posi
tively known ¦whether the Taboga was
teized by the Colombian Government.
The Ta-boga, with the Government
troops on board, arrived at Buena Ven
tura yosterda.y, whereupon the Liberals
PANAMA, Colombia, Xov. 20.— The seiz
ure of the British steamer Taboga by the
Colombian Government was due to the
Tact that the, agent of the Pacific Steam
rCavigation Company, to which she be
toceed. refused to sell or charter the ves
lel for the purpose of conveying Govern
ment troops to Buena Ventura, which was
besieged by the Liberals. Therefore the
Government decreed the seizure of the
Ete^mer and proceeded to the relief of
Buena Ventura with troops, ammunition
and provisions. The British Consul here,
L\ Mallet, entered a strong protest against
the seizure of the steamer, but it was of
no avail. He then communicated with his
Government on the subject. No reply has
been received from l»ndon.
Many Persons Lodged in
Prison on Suspicion of
Aiding Rebels.
Colombia Saves Be
sieged Buena
Preparations Made to
Receive Krugesat
Trouble May Follow
Landing of Trans
vaal President.
the French welcome is chiefly engineered
by the anti-ministerial party, thus de
tracting immensely from Its political im
Messrs. Fischer and Wessels. who were
interviewed this afternoon, expressed re
prret at the partisan character which -the
demonstration is assuming. They com
pared it with their reception in the United
States. Both Insisted, however, that the
is felt.
The Boer delegates fully appreciate the
advantage accruing to their cause when
MARSEILLES, Nov. 20.— Former
President Kruger will probably
land here Thursday instead of
to-morrow. Bad weather is re
ported in the Mediterranean,
and the Dutch cruiser Gelderland, on
which he !s a passenger, may hug the
coast of the Gulf of Genoa in preference
to heading direct for Marseilles, so as to
avoid the cross seas. She will thus reach
this port to-morrow evening Instead of
to-night. Every preparation, however,
has been made for Mr. Kruger's possible
landing to-morrow morning. The police
and military are held in readiness and the
Boer reception committee has not made
any change in the arrangements for the
reception at the dock. Workmen have
been busy erecting flagstaff's along the
waterside at La Joi'ette and at the oufer
deck, where the steam launcn with Mr.
Kruger on board will land.
It is certain that Mr. Kruger's arrival
will be the occasion for a great popular
demonstration along the route from the
dock to the hotel, which is situated on
the principal boulevard, known as the
Cannebiere. It is equally certain that the
formal proceedings will not be invested
with the importance which the occasion
warrants, owing to the abstention from
them of the Prefect, Mayor and other
functionaries in their official capacity.
A surprise came to-day in the shape of
the arrival here of Eloff, Mr. Kruger's
private secretary, who left the Gelderland
f<t Port Said and came ahead on a French
steamer. Eloff left Mr. Kruger in perfect
health and spirits. The President occu
pies three cabins situated in the stern of
the Gelderland. His dining-room is deco
rated v.ith the portraits of the Dutch
royal family, a picture of .Queen Wilhel
mina 'being in the place of honor.
The Boer delegates, Messrs. Fischer,
Wessels and Grobner. who have also ar
rived here, expressed to the representa
tive of the Associated Press their earnest
wish to have the American people ¦with
them in their efforts to secure a termina
tion of the war. They said they knew Mr.
Kruger also appreciated American sym
pathy and hoped it would lead to practical
favors to the cause of his country.
The delegates, however, were unable to
eay exactly what Mr. Kruger would de
cide to do after landing in France. There
is much talk in Marseilles to the effect
that a counter demonstration will occur
or that anti-English outcrys may be
raised, which would result ir. street dis
orders. But neither the Prefect nor the
American consulate officials attach the
<=lightrpt importance to these rumors.
A pro-Boer committee has issued an ap
peal, copies of which were posted this aft
ernoon, calling on the people to cheer for
Mr. Kruger and the Boers, but to refrain i
from ?ny anglophobe demonstration.
"The crowd in the streets to witness the
arrival of Mr. Kruger." said the Prefect
of the department to-day, "will probably
exceed 100.000. which is a fifth of the popu
lation of Marseilles. Nevertheless, no dis
order, in my opinion, will occur. The
sympathies of the inhabitants are un
doubtedly with the Boers, and Mr. Kruger
will receive a rousing reception here. Ex
cept for a few isolated cries against Ens- I
land, which it will be impossible to pre
vent, but which will be promptly re
pressed if the peaceful character of the
demonstration seems to be in any way
jeopardized, we expect nothing that would
offend the' English. We live her* 1 on the
best- terms with the English -colony and
wish to remain so. Mr. Kruger will meet
with such an official reception as is given
to a chief of state when he travels in
M. Flassiers. "the Mayor of Marseilles,
expressed himself in similar terms, bu f
this optimism is not shared entirely. ,by
some members of the English colony, who
have discerned paid agents of the Anglo
phobe cause among some of the recent ar
The Prefect, however, is known to be
an energetic man. He has taken strong
military precautions, and the. garrison,
numbering about 6000 men, will be held
in readiness, but out of sight at the in
fantry barracks. In close proximity to the
British consulate, where some uneasiness
SANTA CRUZ. Nov. 20.— The convoca
tion of San Jose, embracing all the Epis
copal churches In the counties of Santa
Clara. San Benlto, Santa Cruz. Monterey
and San I-.uls Oblspo, Is In session at Cal
vary Episcopal Church. The visiting
clergymen are being entertained at the
homes of local churchmen. At 2 o'clock
this afternoon the convocation was
opened with solemn prayer conducted by
Dean Lewis, the presiding officer. ' The
afternoon was spent in a discussion of tho
subject. "The Reading- of the Service."
At Calvary Church this evening th6
chancel was occupied by white-robed
clergymen. Special service wa* rendered
by the choir. There were a number of
fivp-minutp missionary addresses.
The clergymen in attendance at the con
vocation are Dean Lewis of San Joaquin,
Rev. Mr. Westlake of Salinas. Dr.
O'Meara of San Jose. Rev. J. Clarke Rob
bins of Los Gatos. R««v. Mr. Kendall of
San Jose. Rev. Burr Weeden of San Jose.
Rev. H. Chetwood of Pacific Grove. Rev.
Mr. Hoge of Pacific Grove. Rev. Mr. Col
lier of Watson ville. Rtv. Mr. Lucas and
Rev. C. O. Tillotson of Santa Cruz. Rev.
Mr. Gardner of Palo Alto.
The defendant had a number of wit
nesses on the stand this afternoon. They
testified that Mrs. Bufina told them that
she was employed by Ryan as housekeep
er at ?30 a month.
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Eow Do You Like This New FadP
Vegetarians, anti-coffee drinkers and
food <rank5 of every description must
row take a hack seat, for a new fad has
the floor.
A society has recently been formed, the
members cf -which pl«*dge themselves to
eat no food whatever that has been cook-
rd. They claim that uncooked food is the
only rational healthful diet: that our re-
mote ancestors ate no cooked food and
therefore if we do the came vigor and
health will be our reward.
Raw meat, raw potatoes, raw wheat
raw egg?, raw everything, is the enticing
bill of fare held out to the enthusiastic
food crank of tho future, and the society
proposes to establish restaurants In the
larger cities whore this delightful menu
may be served daily.
Modern cooking !s often a dyspepsia
producer, because we fry so many foods
which should be baked, roasted broiled
or boiled; fried food is? Indigestible - be-
cause each particle of food in incased Jn
hot grease, which the digestive juices of
the stomach cannot easily penetrate; but
properly cooked food is more easily di-
pected than the same food uncooked and
we predict for the new fad a very limited
The real cause of indigestion is the lack
rf Hydrochloric acid and prptoncs in the
Ftomach. fo that no matter how well
cooked the food it cannot he well digested
unl»fs the gastric juice is abundant and
contains the necessary amount of pep-
tones to dissolve the food.
Therefore the most sensible cure for
poor digestion Is to take after each meal
some safe and reliable digestive like
Stuart's Dyspepsia TaJsIets. which supply
peptones to digest the meat and eggs and
diastase to digest the bread, potatoes and
similar starchy foods.
Laxative medicines never cure Indiges-
tion, because they have no digestive effect
whatever upon the food: on the other
hand, if the food is properly digested
there will be no need of laxatives. Good
digestion does away with constipation.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets contain pure
aseptic pepsin (government test) diastase
and the digestive elements which weak
stomachs lack, and they cure Indigestion
by assisting the overworked, rundown sto-
mach in its hard work until It Is restored
to its normal condition, when the tablets
ire no longer needed; but there are thou-
«ar.ds of robust men and women who
never eat a meal without" taking one or
two of Stuart's Tablets, because by *o
doing they can eat what they please and
when they please and be free from any
bad after effects.
£tuart'» Dyspeptic Tablets are cold by
druscieti everywhere In the- United
auxee, Canada asd Great Britain^-
.; getting a footing in SJl
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v , step — selling shoes of \ |£«
T : \ character and style and worth X'\
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" class of careful buyers, to the »f •$
V people who know and de- $;.{!
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; last, very latest new Cuban S
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% Ladies' Kangaroo Calf Lace gf
; Walking Boot, double extension ft.-
:/ soles, military heel: Just the g-
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I Goes , Twice as Far
! as Lard or Butter!
Wesson's Salad Oil
is far greater value than the finest im-
ported olive oil and has the same flavor.
Ask your friendly grocer for it and tare*
good money.
> of the moat obstinate eases of Gonorrhoea ?
7 and Gleet." pnarsntped in from 3 to 6 <
c days ; no other treatment required. . * ¦-¦ J ¦
c gold by all druggists. S
Best Bread
Is made with
A Sterilized Cocoanut Fat
For Shortening
and Frying,
It is without equal. '
A perfect superseder of Lard,
Butter or Compounds.
Try "Soda Biscuit" made
with «.'KO-NUT"-they are as
light as a leather.
Ask Your Grocer or Write
India Reiining* Co.,

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