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Wants to sue for peace.
j twi Kitchener Staid to Have Given Permission to Adopt That Cours ■Government Is Silent Over Recent Sattle— Other War News. I • - London. June 2.—Tlie'Sun publishes ft •HUAtioiuJ story to the effect that tien drai Both* has arrived ut .Standerton and Is ooHiaiunicaling by telegraph with Mr. ■ MCntgc r tlirough the Netherlands govern —mt. appealing to Mr. Kruger to sue for gpaaee. Lord Kitchener is said to have (given Botha permission to adopt this «ourse. The Sun further hears that 10,000 Zu lus have gone on the warpath, owing to Soor raids in Zululand. War Of«ce Silent. London, June 2.—The reticence of the (government regarding the battle Vladfon tain and other military events of some importance which have recently occurred at widely separated points in South At «ica has led to considerable anxiety. This is in no way allayed by the curious «nswer of the war office today to a ques tion regarding the accuracy or otherwise •of the recent report that the British were «evenly beeten near Pretoria, May 2, Ioh ing 46 killed, 80 wounded, 000 prisoners sand six guns. The reply which the war •office vouchsafed, "We have no official in finrniation," has aroused some misgivings. Interest Revived. New York, June 2.—A dispatch from Rondell says: Qenwtnl Kitchener's account of the bat (Je of Vladfontein served to light up pub lie Iptferaet once more in the Boer war. "Sta Jheta stand out. First, the deter limwtnature of the Boer assault upon an intrenched position, 60 miles from Johan ji é n u, and secondly, the heavy losses andfannl by this side. ''This has been the first real engagement which bas been fought for many montha, . mad it is decisive proof that the Boers, When led by a cool and wary general like iVfany, can still offer strenuous resist mam to British .arms. The details of this (sottie may indicate that General Dixon's (me was surprised and that the casualty .was run up to 174 in this way. But the Boem, in any event, were the assailants and were not repulsed without severe Insem. The Boers are also reported to have Anight with exceptional gallantry while in psnuit of General Plumer 'a convoy. A British officer, who is on furlough after ffightmg from Colenso to Lydenburg, lias (>eea predicting that the closing sdrlrwislm of the campaign would occur •on the line of the Durban-Johanneaburg ■milway in the vicinity of Heidelberg and Btnaderton. Both of these affairs were within the theater of war defined by this •officer months ago as the last Boer ditch. The natural explanation of the fighting fie that one mine after another is opening mod the refugees are returning to Johan m esb ur g in small groups, and the Boers fcavw. been making desperate efferts to Crightrn and prevent resumption of indus try in the gol.1 belt. Vladfontein was g wo taabiy designed to be a loud warning to the refugees that the war had not ended Sind that Johannesburg was still an un safe place. ' Riot st Presidio. 'Son 'Francisco, June 3.—A mob num fiwriag 500 indulged in a riot and wrecked Jdoa. Power's saloon, one of the many •djinkiag places just outside the Presidio over rvat ion. There are conflicting stories ma to the origin of the trouble. The sol diers of the Furty-sixth volunteer infan *nr were mustered out of the service and the men given their discharges and pay. Bloat of the men had several hundred dol lar» coming to them and they did consid erable drinking in the Presidio resorts. A ■nan named Morgan of the Forty-sixth xvas found unconscious in the front of Bfra. Powers' saloon. Two company •mates took him to camp for treatment. 'The doctor pronounced it a case where drugs had been administered. The news ■spread rapidly about the camp, and soon «there were a dozen or more men running rio Mrs. Powers' saloon. They demanded (reparation for the drugging of their eom trade, but any knowledge of the affair was •denied. Tw o or three ex-soldiers lounging «about in the place sided with the woman mud ordered the soldiers from the prem isses, and a riot followed and the saloon «tas demolished. Over Shamrock II. New York, June 2.—A dispatch from «Glasgow says: Designer Watson is great 8y worried by criticisms passed on his •workmanship on ttie challenger. He told tSir Thomas Lipton he did not place any •value on the result of the trial races on »the European side. He built the yacht 'with an eye to American sailing condi tions and nothing has happened to alten Cuis judgment that she will prove the best vlhatlenger he ever sent across. To Hold Control of Cuba. "Washington, June 3.—It is officially «stated that the United States will remain "in control of Cuba until the Platt amend vjnent has been "substantially" adopted. 'This was communicated to General Wood toy Secretary Root, and his action has (rare approved by the president. MIN «SNA KLUMPKE. American Girl Who Ts the Kentons Rosa Bonheur's Heir. When Rosa Bonheur, the greatest at all animal painters, died she left all oer great fortune to Anna Klumpke. itn American girl from San Francisco, who for the last two years bas lived witb the great artist at her Chateau of By, in the forest of Fontainebleau. In cluded In the estate Is also a house iu I'aris and other property, valued at several millions of francs. All over France heirs to the great estate ars springing up, and there threatens to be much litigation before It is Anally settled. One of Miss Klumpke's sisters Is a distinguished astronomer and Is the assistant of Camille Flammarion at the greatest observatory in France. A * Another le already making a name for herself as a violinist. Mise .Klumpke herself 1a not yet 30 years old. She first met Rosa Bonheur In 1887, and at once a great friendship sprang up be tween the old aud famous painter and the young g'rl from the far West. In 1'97 she went to the chateau where Miss Bonheur spent her declining days, aud baa lived there ever since. SOCIETY KLEPTOMANIACS. * hey Purloin Arilc'n of Virtu from the Home« of « flletala. . Gne of the leading Jewelers of the capital was somewhat taken aback the other day, says a Washington paper, by receiving from the wife of a high official an order for half a dozen gold nails with a Jewel in the head of each, and a dozen small grfld chains. He in quired the uses to which the nails were to be put, when hts patron said: "You see, I have a number of very valuable objecta of art which, al though they are very expensive, are very small, and easily handled. As the wife of an official of the Government, I am obliged to open my house during the' season to the constituents of my husband and the Washington curiosity seeking public In general. On my re ception day, therefore, my house. Is crowded with all sorts of people, and last winter 1 suffered the loss of sev eral of my most valuable treasures. "1 have long Deeu trying to devise some plan by which I can keep my ob jects of art outside of my cabinets and yet not have them stolen, for that Is the only word I can use In regard to the loss of my treasures. I have con cluded that I must either nail down some of the bric-a-brac or Chain It se curely to the table, aud hence I am going to try this remedy. That Is why 1 want these nails and chains." This woman's predicament Is not an nnnsual one In Washington official cir cles. The kleptomaniacs who commit the most aggravated depredations are for the most part well-knowu leaders 111 society. Last winter social circles In Wash ington were greatly bewildered and shocked by the doings of one of th4 best-known women In official circles, A number of hostesses began to miss valuable dollies from their dinner ta bles after they had given lunches or dinners, and finally several of them got together aud compared notes, and suspicion fell upon one of the women who had been the guest st luncheons given by those gathered at the confer* ence. " Finally, the wife of a prominent diplomat determined to stop the raid upon the doilies, and at the next luncheon she seated tlie suspected klep tomaniac next to her When the dollies were brought on she watched her guest and discovered that the latter had laid her dolly on the table, and, carelessly dropping her handkerchief over it, picked up both. The hostess. In a most charming man ner, turned to her guest and said: "Par don me, my dear Mrs. -, but 1 am afraid you have my most exquisite doily In yonr handkerchief. It is so fine 1 am afraid It will he crushed, and therefore call your attention to your inadvertence in taking It up with your handkerchief." The guest was not In the least abash ed, and, with a laugh, she shook out her handkerchief, and the doily fell hack on the table, whereupon she ex rtaimed: "Why, dear me, so I have! How very careless of me!" There were significant glances all around the table, but no more fltrill« were lost during that season. i if if j 1 I ms. ran is nun DOCTORS MUCH CONCERNED. Mr«. McKinley HaSrra From Sn tut Complaint n« Whn In 'Krise»— President Remains by Her ,Bed ■ Ide—Doctors Held Consultation. Washington, June 2.—Mrs. McKinley continues weak, but each day that elapses without a gain In strength lee eens her powers of recuperation. The complaint which came near ending her life in San Francisco is still present, It Is a slightly less aggravated form, but gives the physicians and the presl dent muen concern. Mrs. McKinley has shown remarkable vitality, bnt her illness has so reduced her strength si to leave her very feeble indeed. The news given out by the physicians in at tendance today was not reassuring, though hope of better things still con tinues. After a consultation between the doctors, the following bulletin was Issued: "Mrs. McKinley passed a comfortable night, but her condition has not ma terially changed since the report of yesterday." There were no further consultations of the physicians during the day, bnt Dr. Rlxey called during the evening, and spent dome time with the patient In response to inquiries from time to time the statement was made that there had been nd change. President Mc Kinley spent most of the day at the bedside of bis wife, though late In the afternoon he went out for an hour's drive. He departed alone, but met Judge Watson of Ohio, an old friend, on the way and the latter accompanied him to the White House. Dctors Rlxey and Sternberg both were In attendance at the White House during the evening, although the latter did not remain very long. Dr. Rlxey was at the mansion for over two hours, and when he left for the night, shortly before 11 o'clock, he announced that at that time Mrs. McKinley was resting comfortably, as she had done all the afternoon.'. Senator Elkins called on the presi dent during the evening and was with him for about 15 minutes. A MISUNDERSTANDING. Tblnss Lapked Q oomv, bat AU Wee Katiafactoril j Kxptalne *. He was waiting on the street corner, and as she got off the street car he lifted his bat and stiffly saluted: " 'Deevenln', Miss Wharton!" "'Deevenin', Mlstab Carr!" she re plied, with her nose In the air. "Miss Wharton," he continued, as he i swallowed at the lump In his throat, "when yo'r sister don tole me yo' was at de candy pull wld dat low-down pus son named Jackson I couldn't skassly believe It" "Mlatah Carr," she replied, as her nose went still higher, "when Linda 8mlth dun tole me dat yo' wanted her to help yo' git up a cake walk I lost my breff fur five rninits!" "Miss Wharton. I 'lows po woman to trlfle wld my heart." "An' I 'lows no man to trifle wld mine, Mlstab Carr." | "Under de circumstances. Miss Whar ton. It will be better dat we meet as strangers." ; "Dat's me. Mlstab Carr." ! "But as life will have no more charms fur me, Miss Wharton, as each succeed In' day would only add Its burdens to my grievin' heart 1 will hang myself ln de woodshed to-night." . "An* I will take plzen. Mlstab Carr, Sooner dan live on feelln' dat no one tubs me I will destroy myself." "Who doan' tub yb'?" "Yo' doan'.'' "Who said so?" . "Yo' did." "Miss Wharton—Maggie—I nebherj axed dat Landa Smith to git up a cake walk wld me." "MIstah Carr—Moses-I didn't go to de party wld dat pusson named Jack •OQ.» "Den I won't hang myself." I "Den I won't take plzen." ! "Maggie*" ! "Moses'" ! And the cuckoo clock In the nearest house struck the hour of 7 In Joyful ex ultatlon, and all was love and peace. Washington Fost. than a hundred yards from her home, one mile north of Holton. The dead woman's v , , head was found to have been crushed, as if she had been struck with a club or if she hart been struck wfth a club or aome heavy blunt instrument. The crime was committed on Sunday, May 19. : j Woman's Body Konad. 1 Topeka, June 3.-A special to the State Journal from Holton. Kan., says: 1 The dead body of Mrs. W. H. Klusmire I was found buried in a shallow trench less Will Go on the Drydoek. Southampton. June 4. —The Shamrock IT. will he drydocked and she will start for the Clyde Tuesday June II, to have her new steel mast fitted. | . ■ : r - r „ J According to the report of a United States consul, there are Jn Brasil 300 ,-1 000 Germans, 1.300,000 Italians, 800,000, Portuguese and 100,000 Spaniards. I FROM A G RATEFU L NATION. atatno Fr ees» ted the French Ot wi s ^ meat tap America ne Recently there was dedicated to Falla a magnificent equestrian statu* of Lafayette, a gift to the French Govern ment from the American republic. The originator of the Lafayette mon ument project and Its subsequent pro moter Is Robert J. Thompson, a scion of one of the oldest and most honorable families in the State of Iowa. Lik* many another American student, Mr.! Thompson early developed a deep and lasting admiration for the great French champion of the revolution, ««Ai as a schoolboy'first conceived tb* vagne Idea that with succeeding year* has developed Into so magnificent aw achievement. He labored energetically) until he succeeded In winning to tb* support of his project the President and other Influential men of the nation and Sept 1, 1896. the Lafayette Com mission was formed. In addition, b* enlisted the rapport of 4,000,000 loyal school children of the land, and ln als TBS LAFAYETTE XOIOSIST. weeks' time bad received from them $45,858.80, a most substantial fund for a beginning. On the strength of the nucleus thus established, on March 3L 1809, Congress made an appropriation of $50,000 to the Lafayette monument fund, the amount being issued In the form of a specially designed coin known as the Lafayette dollar. The design adopted for the Lafayette monument Involves two principal com ponents, namely, the equestrian statue and the pedestal whereon It stands. The former will be one of the largest figures of the kind In the world, and without exception the richest The group will represent Lafayette in full uniform mounted on a noble war steed and raising his swoid, reversed, to the hea vens. It is proposed to use an alloy of gold and silver, instead of tin and spelter, In the bronze casting .to refine and beautify it, end to cast the entire figure by the lost wax process—an elab orate and expenrive. though eminently artistic method. The pedestal will be 0 f colored marble, with rich bronze ar chltectnralornaments, elaborate exedra and extensive artistic surroundings, one of the original- Ideas of th* Lafayette memorial project was tha| the monument might be completed and ready for dedication on July 4, United States day at the Paris Exposition, and for some time the work waa car ried on with this en& in view. It soon became evident, however, that to eom* ptote the undertaking within so limited an interval would be an utter Imposai billiy. It was, therefore, decided to prepare a staff reproduction of the de signs, which answered the purpose o* dedication and will stand on the site of the permanent monument through» out the exposition. -- American Nerve, Johnson, an American art student I* k*ris, got Into a quarrel with a French aud an engagement for a duel re * u Ued. At 7 o clock in the morning the two duelists met at the ticket office the railroad station whence they were *° depart for the chosen spot in toe suburbs. " Glve me a round-trip ticket as us aal '" Job""" *o the clerk In a musiacbe a , .____ _ . . . . an American woman who tried to . .. _ . . .. , " use of a rather doubtful grade of nan«', j Ollendorff French in th* hotel, al „ ____ w __ _____,_____. j i | ferocious twist. I—I say, do you always buy round trip tickets?" stammers the Frencb man. .'^7'awlog£! i "-Sui er 'a Week . ADen 1 apo gUe ' -*' oU 'er'a Week. American French. They are telling a story In Paris of though all the employes spoke lCngHs ^ , Finally one of the waiters asked tho manager for a leave of absence, anq tho maître d'hotel himself went up t* solve the mystery. After a violent tiradc aK&inat y,« incivility of the gar« ^ , he declared that hia French warn BO f^yed out & t the edges that bo did not understand what "a bottle of cm. bipolar was. And It took the ---- Bger twenty minute* to discover ♦»««♦ ^ had Intended to ask for itffu t, _ I York Tribuns. 6/ IPS OF THB T0NÖDE MINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 8A1D DIFFERENTLY. frrors Into Which Clerarmen end Others Are Sometimes Led hr Bash fulneae or Abae nt-Minrt art naaa, or o Ltttlo of Both. Mainly About People has collected the following curious slips of the tongue: A fashionable congregation waa once startled by hearing the reverend gen tleman announce that they were about to sing "Hymn No. 358—From Iceland's Greasy Mountains." After this they listened with equanimity When they were reminded that they should not covet their neighbor's house, "nor his 'oss, nor his axe." Preaching before a 'varsity congregation on the Queen's diamond Jubilee, be remarked. Impress lively: "Now, my brethren, you have a queer dean, a very queer dean, a very queer dean indeed." As It was widely known that be had recently a serious difference with the dean of his »liege, the slip was Intensely enjoyed. The same reverend gentleman once assured his hearers that they a'â knew what it was to have "a half warmed fish" within them. "A ha f-formed wish" he meant On another occasion he referred to "Bon the Japtlst" Feel ing dimly that there was something wrong, he tried to correct matters: "No, no; I mean the Japtlst Bon!" Another dear old college gentleman had occasion to reprimand an under graduate who had wasted two consecu tive terms In youthful folles. After lecturing the delinquent severely in his queerly high-pitched voice, the dean finished by saying: ■ "I am sorry to have to speak so severely to you, but I am credibly informed that you have broken many rules of the college; you have been incorrigibly lazy, and, to cap it all, you have deliberately tasted two worms!" "Are you- fond of music, Mr. -?" "Yes," was the divine's answer, "but I don't know very much about It I don't think I have a very good ear; in fact the only two tunes I really know are 'God Save the Weasel' and 'Pop Goes the Queen!'" And this reminds one of a dinner tale. The stage was dessert Hostess— "What will you have, Mr. Jones? There are nuts, oranges, figs." Mr. Jones—"Pigs, fleas!" j At the licensing session held In a cer- i tain west-country town recently j the ■chairman, dealing witb the statutory limit of bona fide travelers and getting bis expressions a little mixed, referred to It as 1 »eilig "three miles as the 'flow cries.' " A limb of the law who was engaged in the 'case ventured to cor- rect his worship. With a deferential smile, this exponent tried to amend the phrase: "Your worship means as the 'fly crows'—or rather," he added hasti- ly, "as the 'cry flows!' " No one was sufficiently rash to make a further at- tempt -It would not be a fair to mention the name of the modern Mrs. Malaprop, who recently made the quaintest faux pas. The conversation turned on a forthcoming fancy dress ball, to which' all the house party was going. She was asked what dress she proposed to wear. "I'm having a dress coplfed from an old French print It's the period ef the revolution. The pieture Is one of Marat being murdered In his bath by Charlotte Bronte!" It would have been most Impolite to correct her, and no one ever knew whether it was mere Ignorance, confusion of Ideas, or ab sence of uilnd. TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES. London Royal Medical Society Asserts Manson'a Theory to Be Correct. One of the most important works un | dertakeu by the Boy&l Medical Society during the past year was assigned to Major Ross, the well-known English army surgeon, who was designated to EXAMINING TU B MOSqutTOkS. make investigations with respect to Dr Patrick Mansou's theory that the mo* qnlto 1* the main means of transmit ting the malarial microbe, which has created such a dire havoc within tb* ranks of the English army. Major R o — went to India to study the conditions bast In their natural state, taking w iy, him matinee of the greatest delicacy with which to pursue his Investlaa tions. Jtf A result «( his labors h* has de veloped that the mosquito, or a certain specie* of mosquito, tb* anopheles, is unquestionably the agent, if not the« direct cause, of the wide spread of ma-j laris through all the tropical countries.' Major Ross' report says: "We huve found (a) that local species of rnosqui-! toes carry malaria, (b) That these spe-J cl«» breed In a tew stagnant pnddles. "For many sciential reasons we have come to the conclusion that the truly malarial lever is caused solely by tliJ mosquito—probably entirely by the! anopheles species. We estimate, then,! that most of the malarial fever can be got rid of at almost no cost, except of a little energy." In the course of his Investigation he bus studied the mosquito most thor oughly. His treatment of the insect la quite remarkable. The most striklhg machine which be uses to facilitate his! research is a guillotine, which cuts the Insect Into sixty distinct and separate! sections so small that every minute de tail can be studied tinder the micro scope. I In order to do this tb* body of the Insect Is hardened by successive treat ments with various kinds of acids and» spirits. It Is then plunged In melted» wax. When this wax cools It sets hard around him and enables the keen blade of the guillotine to cut him Into the! most minute shavings, each of which can be mounted and then examined! tinder the microscope. In this wwy the minute stomach of the Insect Is atudled.carefully. and the deadly microbe which he keeps there discovered and examined. THREE OLD BROTHERS. Combined Ages of Three Russians Are Bald to Amount to 3BO Years. It Is not popularly supposed that the conditions which surround the lives of the peasants of Russia are conducive to good health or longevity, yet the Russian papers have recently printed 1«^ A « TBBXB BROTHERS WHOSE COMBINED AGES AMOUNT TO 850 YEARS. pictures of three peasants—brothers— who are, beyond doubt the three old est members of a single family alive. The family name of the three remark ableoldmenla Kovalenko. Michael, the eledst. Is 120 years old, the same age as was Moses at bis "passing." The second bfatber Is only two years younger, having already celebrated bis 118th birthday. The youngest of this re markable family has seen 112 sum mers and winters. Tbs venerable brothers are still strong and Healthy, and have lived In the same place all their lives. There Is no «juration of doubt about the correctness of the ages given, for every Russian must have his "papers," in which the date of his birth Is officially entered, and without which be cannot live In any part of the empire. VELOCITY OF FALLING In Vacuum All Full Allke-Not So iu the Atmosphere. The old-time query as to which of the two, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers, dropped from the same height at the same time, would first reach the ground, seems ever new. Some one propounded it to the wise man of the Scientific American last week, using instead of lead and feathers an ounce and a tone of iron. And this Is bow toe wise mqn responded: "This matter was put to the test of experiment by Galileo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the seventeenth cen tury, with two balls of lead, weighing eue and ten pounds respectively. The followers of Aristotle bad taught for centuries that the balls would fall tn proportion to their weights, the heav ier one falling the faster. Galileo point-! ed out toe fact that the lighter one would reach the ground first because the air would resist toe fall of the larger one more than It would that of the smaller. He had previously dem onstrated toe law of falling bodies that the velocity ander toe action of grav ity ts Independent of the mass of the body. Experiment confirmed his posi tion. Tbs small bail reached toe earth first In a vacuum all bodies fall with toe same velocity through any distance. As a practical statement, It may be taken as true that small dsns* bodies will conform to to* theoretical laws, falling any distance less than 200 feet, in the atmosphère, Bnt with an ounce and a ton there 1 would b* a perceptible difference. Th* ounce hall would fall tho faster. Fahts Ilk* this are now adays demonstrated by «van «toman tary students In almost *v«ry class * physics In the reantry-"