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Quakcn Barely Escape Defeat at Hand ) of
University of Chicago.
For Desperate Playinc the Game- Has Seldom
Been Eqnnled in Wist.
Lese Through Poor Generalship on the Part
of Unptain Kennedy ,
KarlIn IMrnt Unit Chicago Ilnroi-
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CHICAGO , Oct. 2S. The foot ball eleven
of the Unlvcislty of Pennsylvania , barely
oacaiit-d defeat at the hands ot University
of Chicago eleven today In a game that , for
dcsptruto playing , has seldom been equaled
In the west. Thu final score was a tie , both
tides Hcorinri a touchdown In the second
half and neither kicking a goal , leaving the
total score 5 to 5.
Bolter foot ball , so far ns clean , snappy
plajlng is concerned , has been seen In two
or thrco games this season , but for sheer
gamuness , f r rallies when to jleld the least
bit would icsult In a touchdown , and for
situations tending to produce heart disease ,
the game was certainly remailiable. Five
Units the Chicago eleven had opportunities
to score , twlco by place kicks with the ball
In a favorable position , and thrco times get
ting the pigskin Insldo of Pennsylvania's
live-yard lino. But only once were the ma
roons able to get the ball over the goal line
nnd that when defeat seemed almost a cei-
Poor generalship on the part of Captain
Kennedy of Chicago In attempting to ecnd
Slaker through Pennsylvania a left guard ,
Hare , lost the ball for Chicago on downs
when It was within two yards of the goal
line In the isecond half , and when finally , a
iovv moments later , Wellington was pushed
over for the tlelng touchdown , the Chicago
captain missed an easy goal It was his
attempt at a fake kick , too , that ulti
mately reaultcd In Pennsjlvnnla's score ,
Kennedy dropping the ball when tackled
and Pennsylvania secured It on Chicago's
forty-olght-jard line. AVith Chicago's goil
line in sight Pennsylvania's big guards toro
the Maroon line to pieces and Davidson
was finally pushed over. But Chicago's
goal line was not again In danger.
Early in the first halt Chicago discovered
that Pennsjlvanla'a left end was weak
and tlmo and again Hamlll and Welling
ton got around for substantial gains. But
with the ball within a yard of the goal
line , Pennsylvania made the most desperate
Bland of the game. Thrco times the line
hold and , when Uie masi of plt.jcra un
tangled after the last down , the ball was
still u foot from the line Coomba , an In-
slant later , punted out ot danger and when
tlrno wao called the ball was on Chicago's
forty-fivo-yard line.
Chicago's all-around playing was superior
to that of the Quakers The latter were
utterly unable to get around the Maroons'
ends and in the first half were frequently
hold for downs , even when using the dreaded
Kuards back play , which has brought vic
tory to the red and blue in many games.
In the second half , however , the awful
hammering told severely on the Chicago for
wards nnd during the series ot plays vvhleh
resulted In Pennsylvania's touchdown they
ncro played off their feet. The play was
also used with good effect toward the close
of the game and shortly before tlmo was
called the big Pennsylvania guards wore
dragging their backs through for five to ten-
jard galnc.
But moHt of the time during the second
half the ball was well within Pennsylvania's
territory nnd only the fiercest kind of playIng -
Ing by the vvellntgh exhausted Quakers
saved them from defeat.
Notwithstanding the fact that rain had
been falling steadily since Thursday morn
ing , the gridiron at Marshall field was In
fair condition. Careful draining and effi
cient applications of sawdust prevented the
field from getting soft , and when the play
ers lined up for the klckoff the field was In
better shape than had been hoped for.
A crowd of fully 0,000 enthusiasts wit
nessed the struggle , Including several hun
dred rooters for the red and blue of Penn-
nylvaln. nd the latter team did not lock
encouragement so far as cheering was con
Total score' Pennsylvania , 5 ; Chicago , 5.
The tennis lined up ns follows :
Pennsylvania. PosUlons Chicago
Coombs nlKht end Cnsseils
Wallace night tnckle Webb
ivri lilcht L-mird
Ovorfleld Center Speed
Hare Left guard Flannagan
Snlvcr Left tackle , . , . .Fell
Potter Left end Henry
Outlnnd Quarterback Kennedy
HcCraekcn , . UlRht hnlfbwk Hamlll
Kennedy . . . . Litft halfback . . . .Wellington
Davidson Fullback Slaker
Substitutes : Pennsylvania Left end ,
Stohle ; quarterback. Gnrdlr.er.
Umpire1 H , r. Williams , Ynlo. Referee ;
U D. Wrcnn , Harvard.
Suite VnUeriilt } Hletcii aieetn De
tent nt the IIuiiilH of the
KIIIIHIIM City .Medici ,
KANSAS CITY , Mo , Oct. 28. ( Special
Telegram ) The font ball team of the Uni
versity Medical college made a atrong bid
for western championship honors today
when It defeated the Nebraska university
eleven , 24 to 0. The visitors played a good
game , but they were outclassed from the
The Medics made the first touchdown
within thirteen minutes after the ball was
put in play. The Medics played faster than
they have in any other game thlo season aiu
their line bucking was rarely held by tha
Nebraskans. The ball was in Nebraska ter
ritory practically all of the tlmo. Toland
\ the Medic's new fullback , made his dobui
and bo and Captain Heller , a semiprofessional
sional , were the bright stars ot the game
Toland made the first two touchdowns am
ho proved to bo the best ground gainer
that has been eeen on tbo local field for
Benedict was the roost conspicuous mem
ber of the Nebraska tram , He was In the
Kimo from the start and figured In nlmoa
every play. With one exception , the de
clslons of the otnclals were accepted with
out quutlon , and the game was free fron
squabbles of any duration , William Buck
h In was a batlsfactory referee and the
majority of the spectators thought that ho
was magnanimous when ho refused to per
nut a touchdown that was made by Lewi
( Continued on Ninth Page )
AVeelclj- Chronicle f liilerenlliiK
KvenlH Hint Arc Triinfinlrlnir I11
Gar I'nrlN.
( Copyrlsht , 1599 , by Press Publishing Co. )
PARIS , Oct 28 ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram J The Comcdlo
Krancalso company Is threatened with
disruption. Lebargy , who recently re-
Hlgned , has started a violent cam
paign against Jules Clarctlc , the admin
istrator , who has many enemies , but Is
supported by the minister of flno arts. The
papers are full of the subject and columns
nro devoted to tales of Internal disorder ,
favoritism and Jealousy among the actors
and nctrcsies. Great Interest Is manifested
because the Comcdlo rrnncalse , like the
Opera Comlque- National , Id a subsidized
Institution Probably a complete reorgan
ization will follow.
Ernest Vlzatclla , who has translated Into
English every novel by Zola as It appeared ,
refuses to touch "Po Condlte , " which Is Just
out. Ho eavs that Anglo-Saxon prudery
bars literal translation mid that the work
Is too magnificent a contribution to litera
ture , and social philosophy to bo mutilated
Vlzatclla la a life-long friend ot Zola and
wan hlH pilot and guardian during his re
cent exile. Zola says that "Fo Condlte"
will bo translated nevertheless.
Orlenim Dcnlen u Humor.
Prince Henri d'Orlcans declares that there
I * no foundation for the present run.ior that
ho will soon marry the Princess Asturiaa.
She Is a sister of the king of Spain and would
rclgn In case ot King Alfonso's death.
Lolo Tuller la negotiating with architect"
and real estate agents She proposes to
build a mansion nmd to furnish It sumptu
ously for n permanent residence. She < le-
clarei she U noiv thoroughly In love with I
Parlo , where she feels moro nt homo than1
In America. Thli would not prevent her
touring , though she now Intends to quit the
stngo after the exposition.
William Vnnderbllt , Jr. . and his wlfo nro
at the Elysce Palace hotel , where they live
quietly nud see Httlo company. They drive
In the Bols Boulogne dally In the early
morning , then spend eomo time walking and
shopping together. Yesterday they visited the
exposition grounds. Mr. Vanderbllt says his
plans uro unsettled and ho may leave Im
mediately or stay as long as his w Ito's
fancy dictates.
Jeanne Chnuvln , when Interviewed upon
the ruling of the senate , expressed great in
dignation , but added that the day had evi
dently not coma for the removal ot absurd
restrictions upon a woman making a living
as she chooses. Tor herself , while still strug
gling , she will not waste her life In further
futllo endeavors to enter the bar , but , con
tent with having raised the point , will now
I devote herself exclusively to her duties as
, lecturer on political economy at the Profes
sional Woman's Home
Urbane Gohler will bo prosecuted before
the assizes by direct orders of General Gil-
llfett for continuous vituperation against the
army In the Aurore. Among Gohler's re
membrances retained by the prosecution are
the following :
"Militarism Is a cancer. You cannot re
form a cancer. You must cut It out. Wo
will hunt down the military cllquo. The
soldier's trade Is , above all , -the school of
cownidly bulllea. In the augean stables
called the 'Ministry of War" they sell every
thing forgeries , crobies ot the Legion of
Honor , secret Inventions , maps. They suck
the blood of the fatherland and betray It. "
The Second I'ronecutloii.
This is the second tlmo that Gohler has
been prosecuted for the same offense. The
first time , after the publication of the re
markable book , "Tho Army Against the
Nation , " ho was acquitted unanimously , the
Jury holding that the revelations were truth
ful and therefore beneficial to Prance
Carolus Duran and other prominent artists
are organizing an exhibition of the works ot
Alfred Stevens , novr In a dying condition
from want. Stevens was born In Brussels In
1825 , of American parents. Ho was made
ommander of the Legion of Honor In 1S78.
Stevens Is called one of the greatest geniuses
who ever lived.
Fanchon Thompson Is reported to be en-
; aged to the Comto do Dion. When seen
joth declined to nfllrm or deny the leport.
Yetto D'Elva , the marqulso who poisoned
lersclt twice last week , Is now considered
out ot danger.
The Senate high court will hold n trial
of royalist consplratow at the Luxembourg
palace , Paris , not nt Versailles , as was con
templated. Marcel Habert , a deputy , who Is
a fugitive , announces that ho will re-enter
Franco as soon as the public debates open.
President Loubet frequently strolls out un
attended and Incognito far an evening walk
along the Champs Elysees. A writer In Lo
Matin says ho found Loubet and his eon a
few nights ago quietly drinking beer In
a corner of a small cafe , looking over the
evening papers and discussing matters Jo
vially , like two good bourgeois None amons
the habitues recognized or noticed thorn.
In commenting upon thlo the press differs.
Some extol his democratic , simple -\\ays ,
others declare such conduct unbecoming the
head of the fetate.
The campaign to get Do Roulcdo elected
to the Prcnch academy Is not abandoned
dcsplto his recent letter declining to accept
the candidacy. For the first titno In Its
history the academy la asked to take sides
In politics Do Roulade's works , despite the
patrlotlun which Inspired thorn , were never
considered very good literature , Still It Is
quite possible his friends will eecuro his
election , they being very Influential , II so
several members will resign , which In two
centuries icver happened.
Tribunal of AVomeii.
Several prominent deputies Intend to Imvo
a bill Introduced before the chamber to
coustltuto a tribunal of women to judge
certain coses for which tbo magistrates
are Incompetent. The original Idea was
prompted by the tlmo consumed In suits
between mistress and servant , dressmaker
and client. It has lately been a great ad
vertising trick for actresses and dcml-
moudatnes to order enormously expensive
gowns and then contest payment on ques
tions of misfit or overcharge , thereby get
ting the town excited over their extrav
agance and prompting humorous para
graphs ,
King George of Greece today visited both
the United States and Spanish embassies ,
spending the evening at the Theater du
Vaudeville ,
Yvottfl Gullbert refuses extracts from her
coming book on matrimony and eajs the
whole Is jet to bo revised.
Maude Gonne Is now in Paris , Just from
Ireland , So Is Clara Ward and Rlgo The
ex-1'rlncres do Clilmay looks careworn and
unhappy , She will return to Egypt via
Monte Carlo Immediately , having spent only
tour dais here.
Work on Cera's Egyptian palace has tem
porarily been abandoned.
Chief I'rOHciMitoii
ST LOUIS , Oct 2S-Chlpf of Pollco
Campbell applied to the prosecuting at
torney for u warrant for the am t of
Charles Haughton manager of the \\Ysl
End Athletic club , under wlioan auspices
the llstla encounters at the Coliseum last
night were given Thu chief paid the eon-
tests were prize IlKtits and ho had refrained
from stopping them hy txuress orders from
the Hoard of Police Commldbloncrs He was
instructed to apply for warrants If ho
found the contests were really tights ,
Chamberlain ii Hard Presied by Thoaa Who
Wish to Know the Truth ,
Gives Some Facia Ooncerning the Suppression
of Correspondence ,
Dispatches Are So Mutilated that They Are
Practically Without Valuo.
Authorities Kxcrt TheninoUcn o
Keep the llrltlnli 1'nhllc In Igno
rance of the True Condition
ot Allnlrn.
( Copyright , 1SDD , by Press Publishing Co. )
LONDON , Oct. 28 ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram ) The mystery
of Chimberlaln's suppressed correspondence
between Bouchler Hawkesloy , solicitor , and
Cecil Uhodes , deepens Even those moat
fitmly convinced that Chamberlain is too
shrewd to commit himself in a way Hkcly
to lead to detection In eo risky an cntei-
prlso as the Jameson raid , have their faith
shnken by his tricky offer to reveal one
letter to Harland or Bannerman and hlo
subsequent unqualified refusal to give the
correspondence to Parliament. Suspicion Is
also aroused by the other fact revealed the
first tlmo by Labouchere , who was a mem
ber of the South Africa , committee of In
quiry Into the raid nnd conspiracy and who ,
with Edward Blake , retired , as a protest
against the decision of a majority
of the committee in refusing permission to
cross-examine Hawkesloy when the com
mittee was sitting en camera. Labouchore ,
who declares at the outset he thoroughly
believed in Chamberlain's Innocence , eaja :
"Whilst It Is pcsslble the character of
these telegrams and eteps necessary to ob
tain them were being discussed by the com
mittee , Chamberlain never hinted he had
seen them , although as a member ot the
committee he ought to have done so. At
length ono day when the committee was In
consultation Harcourt asked him point blank
whether he had seen them. After a pause
of about a minute ho replied ho had. I al-
waja suspected him after this"
Labouchere having described how he was
defeated through the action of a majority
of the committee In questioning Hawkesley
about Incriminating cable1 ; and letters , reveals -
veals another Incident which ban created :
an Impression very unfavorable to Chamber
lain :
"When the debate on the report of the
committee took place In the House Howkos-
ley placed these letters In the hands of
a member of Parliament , with directions
to reid them It Chamberlain sold one word
In attack upon Rhodes.Vo know what
occurred on that occasion. Chamberlain
having agreed to a report In which It was
declared that dishonorable conduct -nas
proved against Rhodes , did not attack him ,
but -went out of his way In asserting he had
done nothing dishonorable. "
l'ro\c Cliiiinbcrlnlii'H Compllelty.
Labouchere adds that he never saw the
letters and only knows that Hawkesley , who
is a clever solicitor , solemnly asseverated
I they would prove Chamberlain's complicity
i In the raid to the hilt. Philip Stanhopo do-
I tormlned to pursue the matter at the ne\t
i session nnd meanwhile by every kind of
public prcseuro render further concealment
' by Chamberlain only possible or equivalent
by admission of guilt.
But this Is only ono of Chamberlain's
present troubles. Wednesday be was asked
In the House ot Commons why ho never
utilized Montague White , Transvaal consul
general , as a channely White's desire for
peace being well known. Chamberlain's
cxcuso was1
" [ have alwayo understood that White's
functions In this country were rather ot a
commercial than a political kind , and it
never entered my mind to seek an Inter
view with him to communicate with Kruger
on matters much better communicated by
Milner at the Cape. "
He added that thcro was no reason -why
Whlto should not hive called at the colonial
office if he had wished. It Is shown by the
Chronicle that Chamberlain availed himself
of White's services as an Intermediary after i
tbo Jameson raid , when the object was to (
soothe Krugcr's [ susceptibilities , In which .
White gave valuable aid , Furthermore ,
when Chamberlain began to agitate the
suzerainty question he considered n part and
parcel of that claim that no foreign repre
sentative In the Transvaal should be rec
ognized by the British government and
stopped White's visits to the colonial office.
This Is only ono of the many episodes , all
converging to the came point , that show-
that Chamberlain systematically eliminated
every factor that could tend to peace.
ItlKornim 1'roNM CcnMorNhln.
British censorship of South African dis
patches renders all news from the front
unreliable , because Incomplete. Later ac
counts of tbo three engagements already
fought compelled even the war press to I
seriously modify Iho appraisement of their
military valuo. iJritlsh generals apparently
accepted ns reliable the Ignorant nnd
prejudiced appreciation of the enemy given
by the Jingo press and were tempted from
these defcnslvo tactics which prudence dic
tated and paid for their temerity with
near COO casualties.
This Is not a brilliant military move
and the achlovomont is rendered still less
so by the terrible sacrifice of gallon and
valuable life entailed. Censorship has done
ovnrjthlng posslblo to prevent the British
public from learning the true etato of affairs
In Natal. This suppression la dictated ,
however , by political as well as military
reasons , The ministers are fearfully ap
prehensive that a bad beginning will destroy
the popularity of the war , '
There are two cable routes from South
Africa , ono via Capetown , the other by east
Africa from Lourenzo Marques , touching
British territory nt Aden , The censor on
all British cables operates at Capetown
under the advice of Mllner , whileDela -
goa Bay cable matter Is censored by
the military olllcer at Aden. . Ths | officer
passes scarcely anything. The other day
Sir William Dunn , M. P. , honorary consul
general for the Orange Free State In Lon
don , In viewof the hostilities , cabled hie
resignation of the office. The Aden censor
proversely scented treason In this dispatch
nnd transmitted It to the war office The
same official stopped the report of Chamber
lain's speech in the House of Commons ,
Newspaper dispatches which run the gaunt
let of military censorship at the front are
mutilated beyond recognition in the process
nnd frequently delayed or suppressed by the
Aden censor , whose arbitrary operations
have drawn strong prott-ets from the Lon
don editors , mho get dispatches cabled at
great cost n week old , stale nnd useless.
So with official dispatches. The o wet1 ? )
communicated orlglnnlly to the House ot
Commons In condensed form , but last wcoX
even this HmUcd confidence wns withhold
nnd Pnrllmcnt had to rest content with
Wolsclc's gloss on official dispatches.
IJeanrtnre of Ollloer * for Hnnth
AfrU-n In n IMMlnet MioeU to '
the .Swell l.oiuloil Set.
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: . 23. ( New York WorlcKCa-
1 Telegram. ) Although Ihc
Anglo-Art * j stnirt contingent Is well
represen London nt present no definite-
plans ha tn made for the winter enter-
talnmen ulch must largely depend upon
the profgj of the ) war. Tha duliO.nnd
duchcsa1 'arlborough will spend the win-
tcr at rl Molni , the duke occasionally going
to Me : for a week's hunting , which has
no pi for the duchess , who IB a Very
timid taking no Interest in horses ere
r-icln o Is devoted to her children ,
So ; utterly mjstlfled over the affair
andolph Churchill and lier former
fiance , leutcnant Cornwanio-Wcst , who
Kalled last week with his reKlUier.t. Al
though the engagement had beeu formally
given out ns ended , they were together con-
siderably before ho left and ho wore nls
I heart upon his sle vo uiost plainly.
I Moanwhllo Mrs. Arthur Pagat and Lady
Randolph , aided by Mrs Brown-Potter , mo
getting up an entertainment in old 6f a
hospital thlp to be equipped for South Africa
by American woolen In England and the I
United States. Edna May , Alaxlmo Elliot. '
i Pay Davis and nearly all the Amoiienn play- '
| era In London propose ti > Herve. Mrs. Paget
Is arranging as a great feature of the per
formance a series of tablfaux of n military
character from famous pictures , in which
i pilnclpal English beauties will'bo po = o < J.
j Mrs. Goelct Is still In Paris aui has no
i London house ns > ct , but Is ex * J > here
i shortly -nlta joung Godot , .vh ; "V1X ° r ° a I
. engagement with Muriel Wilson Vhe'lattei's .
' mother denies. Se-vcrnl society llghta have
' made an effort to arrange some winter par-
j ties , but they found no tew fmnrt young
men disengaged that the projects have been
j mostly abandoned. The departure of officers
for Natal has rcnslbly depressed eocloty.
So many well known young fcllo'ws have
now gene to bo a mark for Dqer bullets.
Heber Bishop Is making clab-jrato prepara
tions for costly entertaining nt Houghton
hall nnd the prlnco of Wales readily wel
coming any one who promised to make
money fly Is to be at his first house party.
Fine Uceoril Made hjtlfe IlritlHli
faolcllorM rolloviliiv ; 'the Battle
tit liinlee. ' Jgf
( Copyright , 1SS9 , by Press Publishing ! Co )
LONDON , Oct. 28. ( New York Worjtl Ca
blegram Special Telegram j A DalljJjTele-
grapu cable from Ladysniltb.'idated Tuesday ,
History records few itistt\nces of , moro
heroic devotion to duty thlij the chronicle
of the Dundee column since J L Vrflay. | Tor
four dajs the officers and mcj 'of that/plcked
force have been drencli"d yeAi rafnfand as
cold as wet. They did ' "tiffjS8 ° ' worki
marching and flghtlnly j'jJ ' t d-plcketlnB1
the whole night. Llttlo rest have any of
them had since last Friday. On that day
they won the victory over an enemy thricu
tholr number , seizing his position and.smash-
Ing hta guns , but their known losses were
heavy. Including General Sjmons. Very
many ot the Boors ivere killed or wounded ,
Including Melt Marals ami other leaders.
General Symons , seeing the position of his
column , ordered the foico to march back to
Ladysiiith. Brigadier General Yule made
preparations to abandon the town and camp ,
under Major General Symons' Instructions.
He and all the severely wounded , friend and
fee alike , were placed in hospitals In Dun
dee , where they will purely fall Into the
Boers' hands on Sunday night.
Yule set out with able-bodied troops , four
battalions ot infantry , three batteries and n
small body of the Eighteenth Hussars. By
daybreak they vvero nine miles away in the
hills. At 2 p. m. they had reached Belth ,
subsequently passing unmolcuted through
the rocky defiles ot Waschbank and emerging
safely today Into the open country. Not a
murmur escaped the men , but all showed
the keenest zeal and anxiety to meet the
It Is supposed that the Boers , puzzled at
the retirement of the victors , doubtless im
agined a tiick was being prepared , eo they
lay at Dundee watching their pair of 100-
pounders Instead of pursuing. Many troop
ers have been In the saddle nearly thlrty-sK
nonlillnu : the < < criiinii > avy.
NEW YORK , Oct. 28. A dispatch to the
Herald from Berlin says : The Berliner
Togeblatt declares that the Imperial gov-
eminent Intends to double the strength of
the navy. The reason given Is the great
increase of the navy of America , which Is
evidently destined to become a great sea
The report from Washington that no so
lution of the Samoan question has been
found is stated to bo duo to the fact that
no agreement can bo reached between Eng
land and Germany. There lo reason to be-
llove that this is not qulto correct and that
the negotiations have not been broken off.
n'H J\eiv Opera Alinont Henily.
LONDON , Oct 28 ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Sir Arthur
Sullivan has now almost completed the score
of the now Savoy opera. Ho says the
story Is founded on a leeendary episode In
the life ot the Sultan Mahmoud , who was In
the habit of wandering about during the
night through the etreeta in disguise and it
ho discovered that the shafts of tjrunny had
wounded any poor man , was always ready
to npply the Lealtng balm of his authority.
Colleet from Coloinhln.
LUCERNE , Switzerland , Oct. 28. In addi
tion to the award of upward of 1,000,000
francs , which Colombia has been ordered to
pay Pimchard , McTnggart , Lowther & Co ,
engineers and contractors , for public worke
respecting the Mcdellln-Magdalena River
railway , Colombia has also to bear 60 per
cent of the cost of arbitration , the engineers
tbo balance. The award must bo paid within
six months.
Oerinnii Commerce Promoted ,
BERLIN , Oct. 28 The German delegation
to the Philadelphia Commercial congress ca
bles that It Is quite evident that Germany's
participation Is accomplishing good results
and that the Americana there are will
ing to abolish these nuisances of the com
mercial Intercourse between the two coun
tries which are complained of here.
fiettlni ; on n Oolil
BUENOS AYRES , Oct. 28 The
Chamber of Deputlca has passed a bill fixing
the conversion of paper money at the rate
of14 centavos gold per dollar ns
soon as there Is sufficient specie on hand to
permit of such conversion.
Ilnhonlu IMiiKiie lit SniitoD.
SANTOS , Colombia , Oct. 28. Four addi
tional casea ot the bubonic plague and ono
death from the disease have occurred here
since October 2 , _
European Intervention in the Transvaal
Muddle Considered Likely.
When the Proper Tims Oomes Those Three
Show Their Hands.
KingGeorgo ofGrcBoo inParia with Secro
Messages in tha Oaso.
Holds Frequent ami Protruded Con
ference * Mllh the C nr' llenre-
Buntntlic uiul 1'reneh MlnlMer
for 1'orelBii AlTnlri.
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PAklS , Oct. 28 ( New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram. ) All the diplomats
hero express the conviction that the kin *
ot Greece , who Is now In Paris , came bear
ing secret messages relating to the pro
posed combination of Trance , Hussla and
Germany and to sc > o i\lmt advantages could
' trouble , to
bo taken o England's present
act.It la also considered certain that the thieo
poworb will Intervene \\hen the time cornea ,
for the final settlement ot the Transvaal
question. The rumors of Impending Inter
vention seem to bo confirmed by the other
wise unexplalnablo long stay In Paris o
Count Muravleff. Russia's foreign minister ,
and the fiequeut all-day consultations between -
tween King George , Count Muravlcff and
M. Delcasse , the foreign minister of France.
Every night the king Is conspicuous about
the theaters and fashionable restaurants.
llniif'M fnr Mellllltloil.
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LONDON , Oct. 28. ( New York World
Caglegrain Special Telegram. ) William
T. Stead , speaking of the American peace
memorial to President McKlnley , said : ]
"It will bear fruit , I hope , in the near
future. If President McKlnley had listened
to the prayer of the memorialists and had
offered mediation , there Is reason to fear
It would have been refused under the malign
Influence of Mr. Chamberlain , who has
erected a fantastic Idea of British suprem
acy Into a kind of fetish a new Moloch '
before whom he Is offering today hun
dreds of human victims. It stnnds on rec
ord , however , that If President McKlnlcy , or
any other rational person could have inedl-
filed between the two disputing states war
would have been avoided and for this rea
son the only question that divided them
was , according to Mr. Chamberlain , a mere
matter of form.
"He declares that he had accepted nlne-
tcnths of President Krugei's proposals , but
unfortunately , he couched his acceptance in
terms unintelligible to the Boers , who were ,
not unnaturally , suspicious ot the good faith
of the man whom they believed was up to
his neck In an attempt to Jump the Trans
vaal for England at the time of the Jameson
raid. The Intervention of a sane neutral ,
capable of expressing himself articulately ,
would at that Juncture have shown the dis
puting powers how nearly they were agreed
and a war might have been averted which
now Is letting loose the flames of hell in
South Africa.
"What I venture to hope Is that the ex
perience of the first two months of the war
will bo such as to compel Mr. Chamberlain
to rccognlzo that ho has to deal with a
fee not to bo despised , and n state en
titled to claim the good offices of a friendly
mediator. Horrible as this war Is , it has
already let a good deal of gas out of the
swollen heads of our British Jingoes , and
the bettor the stand made by these valiant
Dutchmen for their fatherland the greater
the pocslbllltles that the conscience of
Great Britain will bo touched by the pathos
and heroism of the situation.
"General Duller cannot begin the advance
Into the Transvaal until December. It maybe
bo that circumstances before then will pre
dispose both combatants to welcome the
Intervention of a friendly state. I do not
think that In any circumstances the Brit
ish government would tolerate any media
tion but that of the United States. Amer
ican mediation , however , Is a possibility.
Therefore , I hope that the World will keep
Its army of memorialists mobilized for re
newed action the moment the course of
events In South Africa Justifies a renewed
appeal to McKlnley. Itwould Indeed he
n noble bequel to the Illustrious part played
by tha American delegates nt The Hague
conference If the president were able to In
tervene between the warring nations lo
overt the prolongation of a conflict which
although it must be Indefinitely continued
can never produce a lasting settlement In
South Africa. "
I.iilxiiieherc ConilcmiiM the Wnr.
Henry Lahouchere , M. P. , publishes
reasons opposing the Transvaal war : "What
nro wo really fighting for ? Certainly not
for the Ultlandors or their grievances , for the
majority of them nro mere speculators ,
hoping to make money by the reduction of
taxation on the mines and the ups and
downs of the Stock exchange. The real
workers In the Transvaal have shown their
dealro to bo allowed to continue to earn
largo wages.
"Is It to extinguish a consplrapy of our
own colonists of Dutch origin and Boers of
the two republics to drive the Anglo.Saxon
out of South Africa ? Such a conspiracy Is
a piece of the wildest Imagination ; para
mount as wo nro no war Is needed to es
tablish our pre-eminence ,
"lo It to secure to Ultlandcrs a vote after
five years' residence In the country ? Presi
dent Kruger offered It.
"That Mr. Rhodes , reckless adventurer In
the past , possessed with a lust for power
and In part a lust for gold , should seek to
create a situation by means of which h *
may gratify these two lusts can ho under
stood , but why should an English minister
be possessed with a desire to drag us Into
an unjust and Impolitic war ? I can only
account for It by the fact of Chamberlain's
personal antagonism to Kruger having got
the better of him , his restless ambition for
attracting attention to himself and the
exigencies of his peculiar position ns an ex-
radical In a tory government. Should he ho
allowed from these motives to convert South
Africa Into a battlefield , to create a race
antagonism the embers of which bo himself
admits will last for generations and cause
deaths Innumerable of British soldiers and
Boer farmers ? Olad Indeed am I that the
liberal party by u vote of the majority 01
Its representatives In Parliament refused
to accept any share of the responsibility
for the war now , alas , raging
"Who Is the god of battles to whom Cham
berlain blasphemously appealed to give him
victory In this -war ? As wpll might Jameson
and the capitalists of Johannesburg have op-
Weather rorprnM for Ncbrn'ki
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Chamberlain In n Corner.
Ihiriipeini Inter * entlon I'rohnhle.
M'lir from Meroennr * Motive * .
3 r.Mulnnit Short on Ollleera.
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pealed to divinity to aid them In their raid.
To what god did ho appeal ? Surely not to
the God the Chiistlans woruhlp. Would He
Interfere to give us victory In order to give
the money changers occasion to swindle fools
out of moro money , to enable grabbers ot
gold to force more blacks to do their work ,
to bcturo to Ultlanders In the- Transvaal a
vote after five jeirs' residence In that land , to
make the Anglo-Saxon race paramount over
men ot Dutch origin In South Africa and to
substitute slaughter for a moro peaceful
mode of settling a disputeA vas.t number
of our own countrymen have solemnly af
firmed that the right Is not on our sldo and
that war Is the result cither of Chamber
lain's -personal ambition or his folly. "
.IliiKoeM Jt'eiir Intervention.
The presentation of the petition to McKln
ley Is published In all the papers here , but
there Is no doubt ot the fact that the Brit
ish prtos desires to Ignore American feeling
because It is realized that the United States
regards this war with Intense disapproval
What purports to be an official pronounce
ment from Washington , declaring finally
that CMcKinley's cabinet will not propose to
mediate or Interfere In any way , has been
lialled with delight by the Jingo press , which
was fearful of the effect of a signed me
morial , despite semi-official disclaimers In
the Prench nnd Russian press.
The attitude of foreign powers is watched
with npprehenslon , for now it Is feared the
destruction of the Dutch republics will
prove a far greater strain on British mil
itary resources than those responsible for
the war oilglnally believed. Further llghi
la cast on Chiraberlaln's and Mllner's di
plomacy by a publication in the Dally
Jhronlclo of Steyn's last dispatch , showing
hat passages wore omitted by Mllner In tel-
graphing it for publication to the British
Blue Book. The effect of Mllner's suppres-
lens is denounced by the Star , which sajs
The boiled down version of Steyn's dis
patch is provocative and almost insolent ,
while In the original It Is nothing If not
conciliatory nnd hopeful.
Attitude of the I'owcrn.
VIENNA , Oct. 28 ( New York World
: ablcgram Special Telegram. ) The Frolo
resso tomorrow morning will say :
"lit Is the first tlmo that the head of a
state expresses the avowed Intention of tak-
ng into- consideration proposals of media
tion. AVe know for certain that the Euro-
lean cabinets have for some tlmo negotiated
'or Interference intended at some later time.
Wo learn for certain that the cabinets are
giving the war In South Afilcn and Its pos
sible conscquenco ithelr greatest attention
and think it is a subject of paramount im-
lortance. It is ceitain that Prance nnd
lluhsla , after conferences between Dclcasso
and Mur.ivleff , have already como to an
understanding , not that they will Interfere
at present , but upon a modus vivondl upon
luturo Interference when It becomes Impera
tive. Franco is anxious to have Germany
undertake the first diplomatic step , whereas
Germany Is Just now averse to do anything
that might displease England , ( Any kind of
Interference Is considered most desirable by
the European cabinets because the war
threatens to be of long duration and there
are signs that It will lead < to complications
of a ecrlous kind. No European cabinet ,
however , cares to take itlio first step and
this Is Mr. McKlnloy's chance of a great suc
cess If ho comes forward at onco. "
Nouo Wiener Tageblatt Informs 7no It will
dcvoto Us leader to ilho petition , Ibis paper
welcomes with great Joy any attempt at
mediation that might end the war , and It
thinks McKlnloy is In a position to do this
better than any crowned head. The paper ,
however , advises England to see allies on the
continent nnd In America bn na to have a
free hand In carrying on Its great world
policy nnd not to bo obliged to purchase
friendships every time the need for them Is
urgent. The Tageblntt sincerely wishes the
petition all success.
ItiillniiM hj inimthlzn ivllh Ilnem.
ROME , Oct 28 ( Now York World Cable
gram Special Telegram ) I am informed
that the pope In receiving Monalgnor Silos
Cuatard , bishop of Indianapolis , yesterday
warmly approved the mediation scheme , ex
pressing the fervent hope that iMcKlnloy'a
timely Intervention will prevent further
shedding of blood He hoped the war would
be over before tbo opening of Jubilee year
The pope Intends to address an Impassioned
appeal to the Christian world for ptaco.
Italians strongly sympathise with the Boors ,
remembering their own struggles for Inde
pendence. The government la obliged to
watch the ports strictly to prevent the em
barkation of volunteers.
Ilnitler I'IreN on Weilillnif
LACHOSSi ; Win , Ort -Wlltlu n wed
ding party , accompanying August Papern-
fUH nnd Mary Hanson , who were married
today at L.i L're c-ent. were returning In u
IHIH to their homeH , they drove by u tnarnli
and ovidentl } disturbed a hunter , who , in
his luiKur. fired lilu hotgun Into the part }
I'ho driver was hudly perforated , but not
seriously Mrs Mltku received live fthots In
ilio forehCiid Other rnernberM received
dllglit llcsh wounds The hunter hay not
been apprehended ,
War on the Transvaal Ropnbllo Projected by
Millionaire Mica Owners.
3oom iu Kiffir Stocks Already firing * Thorn
Many Million Dollars.
DeBcers Syndicate Sends Up Priceof Dia
uionds Thirty-Thrco Per Gent.
Mr Jonoiih Chniuherlnlii nnil Member *
of HlH I'nmllySImill Clone ( o tha
roimtnlit llenil nnil AVIII Mo
( Copvright , 1S1 , bv PicPubtMilnp : Co. }
LONDON , Ocl 28. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram ) -How much
hnvo the South African millionaires already
benefited In actual money b > this Trans
vaal war. which Is their handiwork ?
That U a. dinicult qmstlon to answer
definitely , but It Is not tin exaggeration to
say that the boom In Kntllr shares probably
has already cmbled then to scoop In from
$10,000,000 to $15,000.000. The shares of
the Hand mine , ono of the biggest Joint
block companies , which stood nt "i1 at the
last settlement before the \vir was declared ,
stand today nt 41. Every Knlllr share has
Increased In value from ono to four or llvo
The Statist , reflecting soberly the wild dp-
light on the South African market , predicts
this boom has come to etuy , giving Its rea
sons thus
"The unrest will disappear , reforms and
modified working conditions will mean much
to the mining districts and will permit a
great number of piopertlcs being developed
which In the past have not been worked
energetically for the reason that the bedi
of ore hnvo been of such low grade that
under the old conditions It would not have
paid to provide the. cipltal necessary to
work them. But with the disappearance
of the excessive cost of dynamite and the
organization ot n supply of labor v\lth nil
ctncleut detective force to put a stop to
thefts , the gold amalgam companies that
have worked with profit iu the past will
bo enabled to make larger profits and tom-
panles which have been kept from working
because of the mediaeval government will
have an opportunity of starting under fair
conditions. Wcro only five shillings ( $1.25) )
per ton benefit to bo secured In the workIng -
Ing cost , the saving which would be pure
gain -would mean about 2,000,000 ( $12,500-
000) ) addition to the profits.
"In addition to the appreciation of Its
shares , the DcBeers Diamond Mines com
pany , ot which Cecil Illiodes is the largest
stockholder , and In which nil the so-called
reform leaders at Johannpsbuip ; nro heavily
Interested , has reaped an enormous Im
mediate gain by the Increase In the value
of diamonds
Corner nil Diamond * .
"Bernard Cohen , the president ot the
Diamond club of London , sajs on thlb point :
'The DeBeers sjndlcato recently restricted
the output ot diamonds , sending up the prlco
33 per cent. The war , now Doming on the
heels ot this restriction and stopping the
mines altogether , boa already Incicascd the
THico 12 per cent moro , so that the total In
crement Is 15 per cent. ' "
The DeBeers syndicate holds n Block of
diamonds which was valued before the war
at $15,000,000 and Is mw worth $18,000,000
more. Already a greedy horda of company
promoters Is gathering In Capetown nnd
Durban ready to swoop down on the Trans
vaal when the union Jack floats over Pre
toria and secure concessions of land , some
valuable , some valueless , but all to bo ex
ploited on the European Investing public In
the usual way at an cnoimously Inflated
price. Smart society etanda in well with
this financial buccaneering enterprise , for
which the Dutch republics In South Africa
are being overthrown.
The Chamberlains are making qulto a
family business of Imperialism. Mrs. Joseph
Chamberlain Is to launch tbo flrst-clasH
battleship Venerable nt Chatham next
Thursday , Miss Chamberlain , the colonial
secretary's daughter , nnd Mrs. Htchard
Chamberlain , his slster-ln-Iaw , Balled for
the Capo today on Red Cross service , Arthur
Chamberlain , his brother , manufactures
small arms and ammunition for the war
office , while Austin Chamberlain , M. P. , hln
son , goes about the country lauding hla
fathers policy from the ministerial platform.
MlnncMotn CmifrreNHlonnl
Worklnir to Take Tuo linUotn *
from > ebranlm Dlntrlct.
MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 28 The Minnesota
congressional delegation will make a united
effort to have the two Dakotns taken from
the Nebraska Internal revenue district and
attached to the Minnesota district , In accord
ance w 1th their business alllllatlons , It In
claimed the movement will bo supported by
tha business men of the Dakotas.
Congressman Mercer v aa seen Saturday
night in regal d to the above and said
"Well , this matter was broached some
tlmo ago , but from Information 1 am able
to gather I think the Minnesota , delegation
will hardly bo able to succeed In the at
tempt. The fact that North Dakota la closely
connected with Minnesota by reason of nor
railway facilities should not overbalance thu
fact that South Dakota Is 03 closely con
nectedwith Nebraska In the name way. All
states are ambitious to get all they can , nnd
thin la simply an ambition on the- part of
Minnesota to guln all the picstlgo pow.lblc
To tell you the truth , I do not think there
Is much In It and it will simply moan u
contest between the different conprcfialonal
delegations If the Mlnesota delegation
fthould obtain the support of those from both
the Dakotas , then there might be Eomo hbow
of success , but until they do , there Iu not
much danger. There might bo such a thin ; ;
as a split , and North Dakota might be takea
Into the Minnesota district nnd South Da
kota remain whcro It U.
"Tho district in which Nebraska Is ultu-
atetl | a a very Important ono and the rov-
cnuoa from It have beeu Increasing rapidly
In the last year or PO I am not familiar
with the Minnesota district , but am Inclined
to think the Nebraska district exceeds It Iu
point of receipts to a coneldorablo extent '
I'liliMit'U'H Kill I ii re IH Complete ,
TRENTON. N J . Oct. -E\-CoiiBreBS- -
man James N Pldeock of White House , N.
J , who failed a. few > carn ago llled u peti
tion in DID United Stales district court to
day Mr. Pldeock gavn n crhodulo of his
liabilities , UKcrtb'utlnL' 1333.0X1 , and sua ho

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